Premiere Firearms Auction - Day 2

Saturday September 08, 2018 | 7819 42nd St W. Rock Island, IL. US. 61201

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Lot#: 43312060

Mass. Arms Co. Maynard Primed Pocket Revolver

Engraved Mass. Arms Co. Maynard Primed Pocket Revolver with Automatically Revolved CylinderAround 1,500-2,000 of these revolvers with the automatically revolved cylinder were manufactured in the 1850s. The back strap has the 1855 patent date marking, the cylinder has an etched floral motif, and the frame has an engraved floral scroll motif and 1845 patent date. The serial number appears on the right side of the grip frame, primer door, right side of the frame, and on the back of both grip panels. The top strap and cylinder pin have the number "1005."Class: Antique Exceptionally fine, retaining 85% plus bright original blue finish with the balance a smooth gray patina. The top strap retains some vibrant original case colors. The grips are excellent with some scattered minor handling marks and retaining most of the finish. Mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43312061

A. Eickhorn New York Bowie Knife with Sheath

A. Eickhoff New York Marked Bowie Knife with SheathActive in New York City from 1860 through the late 1890s, August Eickhoff was involved in many aspects of the blade trade, including large knives and woodworking tools. The knife measures 14 1/2 inches overall, with a 10 inch drop point blade marked "EICKHOFF/-N-Y-" on the left side, a thin German silver oval crossguard, and a one piece squared horn grip with a German silver cap. With a brown leather sheath with brass fittings.Class: Other Very good. The fine blade shows light sharpening marks and scratches, along with a small amount of pitting and spotting, and the hilt shows some age cracks and scuffs. The sheath is torn but mostly complete. A fine demonstration of the New York cutler's art.


Lot#: 43312062

Fine Applewood Furnished American Dirk

Applewood Furnished American DirkMeasuring 13 3/4 inches overall, with a 9 inch double edged spear point blade with a diamond cross section. The hilt features an iron guard with upturned quillions, iron ferrule and pommel cap, and a smooth contoured one-piece applewood grip. The sheath is of identical construction to the hilt, with a single suspension ring. The original manufacturer of the dirk is unrecorded, though the overall style and appearance would not be out of place for the work of the countless small shops and craftsmen producing knives and daggers for the Confederacy.Class: Other Very good. The metal components show a mixed gray and brown patina, as well as some pitting and handling marks. The handle shows some mild scuffs and chips, and the sheath body shows some cracks, worm exposure, and opening of the seams.


Lot#: 43312063

Edward Barnes & Sons "Hunters Companion" Sheffield Bowie

Edward Barnes & Sons "Hunters Companion" Marked Sheffield Bowie KnifeMeasuring 13 3/4 inches overall, the 8 inch long drop point blade features an unsharpened 1/3rd length false edge ahead of the stamping "THE REAL U*S KNIFE/THE HUNTERS COMPANION" on the left flat and "EDWARD/BARNES & SONS/U*S" on the ricasso. A dual quillion German silver guard and a pair of pinned stag grip panels are installed on the full tang, with a blank inscription panel on the left grip. Missing the scabbard.Class: Other Good. A mixed gray patina is present on the blade, with areas of pitting, scratches, and mild edge nicks. Some light wear is present on the hilt.


Lot#: 43312064

Fine Unmarked Drop Point Bowie Knife with Sheath

Unmarked Drop Point Bowie Knife with SheathProduced without maker's marks in a style seen on some knives from Sheffield as well as their imitators. Overall length is 15 1/2 inches, with a 10 1/4 inch blade featuring a straight grind running clear from edge to spine, half length unsharpened false edge and a rectangular cross-section ricasso. The tang is of identical thickness, and runs the full length of the hilt, with a crossguard constructed of German silver panels with pewter in-fill stamped "61", smooth horn scales secured with pins, and ribbed German silver panels on the pommel. The sheath has a black leatherette façade and a German silver throat.Class: Other Very good. The blade shows a mixed gray patina, darker on the tang, with some mild pitting and leaning marks, and the hilt furniture shows some light dings and handling marks. The sheath is missing a frog stud, with some small separations of the seams and mild scuffs.


Lot#: 43312065

Silver Inlaid Field Knife w/Unusual Double Sided Blade and Spike

Impressive Silver Inlaid Knife with Unusual Hinged Double-Ended BladeMeasuring 14 inches overall, with a 9 inch single edged drop point blade, which is installed in a 5/16ths inch thick rectangular cross-section ricasso and tang, with inlaid silver accent bands and star designs, with some of the bands showing a subtle zig-zag edge pattern. The hilt is carved horn, with enamel in-fill accents, "33" lightly cut into the right side, and a silver collar. The collar includes a steel hinge pin, and the entire blade assembly swivels about 130 degrees to reveal an extra-thick 2 3/4 inch long spike or awl. When the spike is out, the handle encloses the lower section of the knife blade to protect the fingers during use. The original maker and user of this knife are unrecorded, though the thick squared-off ricasso puts one in the mind of a South American field knife like the "facon" of gaucho fame.Class: Other Good. The steel shows mild pitting, with some light edge nicks, polishing, and a mixed patina. The silver is quite solid in the cuts, with a mixed aged patina. Some enamel is lost from the hilt, which a few small age cracks and scuffs. Overall a very interesting knife, both attractive to the eye and mechanically novel.


Lot#: 43312066

Large George Wostenholm I*XL Sheffield Bowie w/Sheath

Rather Large George Wostenholm I*XL Sheffield Bowie Knife with SheathMeasuring 16 3/8 inches overall, this knife is equipped with an 11 1/2 inch blade, featuring a 6 3/4 inch long unsharpened false edge, the "I*XL" trademark on the left ricasso, and the legend "G. WOSTENHOLM & SON/WASHINGTON WORKS/SHEFFIELD" on the left flat. The tang runs the full length of the hilt and nearly the full thickness of the blade, with a two-branch German silver guard, a pair of stag horn grips, and an unmarked German silver inscription panel on the left. With a leather sheath, and a modern luggage-style case.Class: Other Good. The blade shows evidence of much usage during the original period of use, with notable setback of the edge from sharpening, mild polishing, and some spotting and pitting overall. The hilt shows some light wear and scuffs. The sheath is fair, with some tearing and material loss and may be a later replacement.


Lot#: 43312067

Belgium - Percussion

Historic Panel Scene "Boss Tweed Associated" Engraved Double Barrel Percussion Shotgun with Unique Presentation Inscribed Solid Silver ButtplateSingle bead sight on the smooth concave rib with Belgian proofs on the underside of the barrels, light engraving at the breech, and improved cylinder/modified chokes. The locks are engraved with splashes of light scroll and hunting dog scenes. Checkered one-piece stock with two silver initial shields and inscribed silver buttplate (see photo). John J. Bradley was an American Democratic politician and businessman, he served as councilman in the 57th district of New York City in 1856, Alderman for the 14th district in 1858 and 1859, member of the New York State Senate in 1862 and 1863, and again elected to the states senate from 1868 to 1871. Most importantly Bradley was a known member of the infamous "Tweed Ring" operating out of Tammany Hall. This organization, along with the New York Democratic Party held the vast majority of power in 19th century New York largely through corrupt dealing and the exchange of large sums of money. The influence of Tammany Hall and its associated members would dominate New York politics from the mid 1800s until the election of the strongly anti-Tammany Mayor Fiorello La Guardia in 1934.Class: Antique Very good. The barrels have an attractive overall dark brown patina with spotting, small dents, and pitting. The locks, hammers, and small parts are similarly dark with light engraving, oxidation, pitting and dings. The stock has been period repaired with the addition of a metal plate screwed in place around the forearm with worn checkering, edge wear, and numerous dings and dents throughout. Mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43312068

Krider J H - Double Barrel

Engraved John Krider of Philadelphia Double Barrel Percussion Shotgun with CaseJohn Krider was an American sporting goods maker in Philadelphia where he made everything from fly rods and fishing reels to top quality shotguns and rifles. Single bead sight on the smooth concave rib marked "PHILADA" just forward of the breech with light engraving at the breech end of the rib, British proofs on the undersides of the barrels, and improved cylinder/improved cylinder chokes. The locks are marked "J. KRIDER" with splashes of light scroll engraving, lightly engraved hammers, and more intricate work on the trigger guard and finials. Wedge fastened checkered one-piece stock with a silver initial plate at the top of the wrist, and smooth iron buttplate. Stock measurements are: drop at comb 1 5/8 inches; drop at heel 2 inches; length of pull 14 1/4 inches. With a modern hardwood takedown case with brass fittings, red cloth interior, and reproduction Krider label on the inside of the lid.Class: Antique Very good. The barrels have an overall brown/gray patina with a faintly visible twist pattern, some scattered spotting and pitting, scattered scratches, and some small dents. The locks are gray overall with faint traces of original case colors, some light spotting, and brown patina. The stock is also fine as lightly sanded and re-varnished with well defined checkering, numerous small dings throughout, and some larger pressure marks. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43312069

Abe Williams Over/Under Combination Percussion Sporting Gun

Fine Abe Williams Oswego, NY Marked Percussion Over/Under Combination Shotgun/RifleThis rifle was manufactured by Abe Williams around the 1860s and has a .44 caliber rifled barrel over a .74 caliber smoothbore barrel. The rifle barrel is fitted with blade and adjustable sporting sights and marked "AW/OSWEGO NY" just behind the rear sight. A folding peep sight is on the upper tang. You must set the trigger to fire the rifle barrel, and if both hammers are cocked and the trigger is set, both hammers will drop if the trigger is fully pulled. The locks are unmarked. The furniture is all German silver. The stock is smooth walnut and has a cheekpiece. Abe Williams reportedly worked for the Walter and Charles Ogden before taking over their business in the mid-1860s, and this gun is similar to Ogden combination guns.Class: Antique Fine overall with 40% of original blue finish mixed with smooth brown patina along the barrels and locks, some minor pitting and oxidation, light aging of the German silver, smooth oiled finish on the stock, and minor marks and scratches. Mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43312070

Engraved Silver Mounted "Peanut" Percussion Philadelphia Derring

Engraved Silver Mounted "Peanut" Percussion Philadelphia DerringerNo maker's marks are present,. The construction of the pistol with high hammer, length of the lock plate and flatter profile of the butt suggest production by Slotter & Company of Philadelphia. Produced in the "peanut" configuration, with tiny barrel and stock, only 4 1/2 inches from end to end. Silver finished brass blade front and tang notch rear sights, with a pair of engraved zigzag border lines on the upper left flat of the breech, a combination of scroll and burst engraving on the tang, and a deeply etched tight twist pattern on the barrel. Silver fittings, with further scrollwork on the lock, accent plate, the side of the hammer, reverse plate, trigger guard and shield escutcheon, with zigzag lines on the top of the hammer and around the border of the teardrop buttplate, burst patterns on the spur and fenced bolster, and a lengthened pineapple on the trigger guard finial. A small plain triangular escutcheon is inlayed into the tip of the checkered bird's head stock.Class: Antique Very fine. The barrel shows a satin gray patina finish. The etched pattern on the barrel is sharp and clean. The engraved lock, hammer and bolster have crisp well-defined scroll engraving. The lock, hammer, tang and plug have turned a smooth gray. The silver mountings show a nice patina with sharp engraving. The stock is very good with the edge showing moderate wear and the checkering beginning to flatten. The stock has a few light pressure dents on the stock, with the butt escutcheon slightly loose at the tip. Mechanically excellent. A very nice original Slotter peanut Derringer worthy of the finest Derringer collection.


Lot#: 43312071

J.E. Evans Engraved Philadelphia Derringer Percussion Pistol

J.E. Evans Engraved Philadelphia Derringer Percussion PistolFirst appearing in the directory in 1850, James E. Evans remained in the gun business until 1872, and was also listed as a "tackle" dealer in 1865. German silver blade front and notch rear sights, with scroll engraving present on the tang and plug, and "J. E. EVANS PHILADA" on top of the barrel, which has a gray streaked brown finish, emulating the signature Deringer pattern. Matching scrollwork is present on the side of the hammer, lock, accent plate, reverse plate, and trigger guard, with the top of the hammer decorated as a fish, zig-zag border engraving on the buttplate, dual zig-zag and straight borders on the initial shield, and the starburst decorated finial, which also serves as the escutcheon for the barrel retainer screw on the underside. Fancy varnished walnut grip, with Schnabel tip forearm and a bird's head butt.Class: Antique Fine. Half of the original brown striping remains on the barrel, with mild spotting concentrated on the right side of the barrel, bright gray wear along the high edges, and a light gray patina forming on the sides. Flash pitting is visible around the nipple, original case colors remain visible on the hammer around the screw and on the frame under and around the hammer, with a smooth gray patina on the lock and solid traces of the original pattern on the tang and plug. Grip is fine as freshened, with a chip absent from the right side of the tip, smaller chips from around the metal, and some mild pressure dents and varnish loss overall. A mixed patina is visible on the silver, darkest in the protected areas, with minor handling marks.


Lot#: 43312072

Engraved and Silver Banded New York Derringer Percussion Pocket

Engraved and Silver Banded New York Derringer Percussion Pocket PistolFixed blade and notch sights, with scroll engraving on the tang and breech and a pair of German silver barrel bands, and an etched wavy line pattern on the barrel. The hammer is decorated with a checkered oval, an eye and a raised crescent accent on the head and scrollwork down the side. Matching scrollwork is present on the lock and silver trigger guard, with a stepped-down finial. Smooth escutcheons, accent plate, decorative reverse plate, shield escutcheon and teardrop buttplate. Checkered stock with Schnabel tip and bird's head butt. Though no maker's marks are visible, this pistol is identified as having been made by R.P. Bruff of New York, with a similarly decorated arm pictured under Bruff's listing on page 99 of Wilson and Eberhart's book "The Deringer in America: Volume One".Class: Antique Excellent with 85% of the original striped blue finish is visible on the barrel, with strongly defined etched lines, a mixed gray and brown patina, and a small patch of heavy spotting on the right side. The hammer and lock plate have turned a pleasing dark color with a few lighter hints around the edges, while the breech and tang show bright case colors. The stock is excellent, with an extremely thin hairline crack extending forward from the right escutcheon, minor varnish loss, and scattered pressure dents. Silver is fine, with a darker patina in the protected areas. Action is excellent.


Lot#: 43312073

Slotter & Company "J. Deringer" Peanut-Size Pistol

Slotter & Company "J. Deringer" Infringement Evasion Percussion Pocket Pistol in "Peanut" SizeProduced by the Schlotterbeck brothers following Henry Deringer's 1863 lawsuit against A.J. Plate, which started over confusion as to whether or not Deringer had given Charles Schlotterbeck approval to use his name. After the decision, the brothers brought one John Deringer, a tailor with absolutely zero gun sales or production experience, in as a partner, and promptly began producing 100% legal "J. Deringer" pistols, such as this example in the ultra-compact "peanut" configuration, measuring in at only 4 3/4 inches in total length. Brass blade front and notch rear sights, with the distinctive "J. DERINGER/ PHILADELA" address on top of the breech, a pair of arched zig-zag lines on the left side, and "WART/ STEEL" on the upper right side of the barrel. The J. Deringer address is repeated on the lock plate which is decorated with finely executed scrollwork. The scrollwork is also shown on the hammer side, accent and reverse plates, the front half of the tang, shield escutcheon and the trigger guard. There is a floral blossom pattern on the escutcheons, with burst patterns on the bolster, tang screw and rear half of the tang. There are zig-zags on the reverse plate screw and around the border of the buttplate, and a pineapple finial. Both the guard and the shield have an unengraved stripe running from upper right to lower left.Class: Antique Fair. The barrel has an artificial light gray patina ahead of the breech, a darker brown/gray on the breech, tang and lock, and traces of refinished blue on the replacement hammer. The stock is fair, with cracking at the tip, light sanding, and some mild dings and dents. Mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43312074

Springfield Armory U.S. - 1924 Garand Autoloading Rifle

Historic and Extremely Rare Prototype U.S. Springfield Armory Garand Primer-Actuated Semi-Automatic RifleThis is an extremely rare example of a very early experimental primer-actuated Garand semi-automatic (or autoloading) rifle. This model was eventually finalized as the Model 1924; however, it is typically called a Type 2 Garand as it was the second primer-actuated semi-automatic rifle designed by John Garand. This was a very unique and unusual concept rifle. Up until then, all cartridges used a flat indented primer that fit into a primer pocket in the base that was struck by a forward moving firing pin. In this primer-actuated design, the firing pin is actually somewhat larger than today’s and is cupped shaped and has the fixed firing pin tip in the center. When the rifle was fired, the round, non-rotating bolt struck the primer face and the resulting internal pressure of the case would have actually forced the primer reward 2-3 thousands (called primer set-back). This set-back would in turn force the firing pin rearward slightly (like a tappet) to assist/start to unlock the bolt and then the resulting extraction, ejection and reloading sequence. This rifle was NOT a turn bolt rifle design like the earlier model T1920; instead, it had a tipping bolt design where the rear of the bolt was locked up into the receiver, which actually allowed the primer actuated design to functional properly. In looking at this design, it seems rather complex in comparison to everything after, but it worked satisfactorily. It is estimated that 25 of these second models were manufactured in three different barrel configurations with different stock configurations. Eventually, the evaluation board standardized on a single stock and barrel configuration (24 inches like the 1903), and all of the examples were sent to infantry and cavalry units for field testing. The design again proved to be completely successful, allowing it to fire approximately 100 rounds in succession without any stoppages. However, in 1925 the Army threw John Garand a curve ball by adopted the new .30 Ball cartridge M1 as the new standard rifle ammunition in lieu of the old .30 Model 1906 cartridge. The major issue was the new cartridge used a totally different rifle powder called IMR powder, which stood for Improved Rifle Powder that is still in use today! Consequently, Garand completely abandoned this rifle design, leaving these 25 rifles as the only link to the final M1 Garand rifle design. This rifle is marked on the receiver ring: "GARAND/AUTOLOADING/RIFLE". It has the final 24 inch barrel, internal magazine (like the 1903 rifle), and a walnut stock design with a full length forend and top handguard and a separate buttstock. The barrel, front sight and barrel bands are all similar in design to the 1903 rifle. This is certainly a very rare and uniquely designed rifle that explains the direct lineage of the M1 Garand rifle. The consignor has stated that this rifle actually came from the John Garand's basement and the accompanying accessories (small notebook which is mostly blank, “U.S.” marked combination tool, front sight adjusting tool from this rifle, box of Frankford Arsenal 30-06 cartridges used for testing this rife, and a bottle of Plastilube) are from Garand’s personal collection. Note the box of cartridges (17 rounds) is dated Jan. 1923 and is marked “FOR EXPERIMENTAL DEPARTMENT/SPRINFIELD ARMORY” and “GARAND” and the Plastilube comes in a shipping container addressed to “J.C. Garand/Research & Development.” The rifle is pictured and described in Bruce Canfield’s “The M1 Garand Rifle” on page , Billy Pyle’s “The Gas Trap Garand” on page 29, and Maj. Gen. Julian Hatcher’ “The Book of the Garand” on page 70. The rifle won the Ten Best Arms Exhibited at the NRA Award in 2009, and the NRA medal for this honor is included.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Fine with considerable blue loss on the exposed metal surfaces and light erosion/pitting on the receiver and around the exposed front section of the barrel. The wood components are all fine overall and show handling marks and light pressure dents along the sides of the buttstock and wear around the edges in front of the buttplate. This rifle appears to actually be one of the so called "test" rifles and to have been retained by Garand after the testing was completed. This is extremely rare as most examples were reportedly destroyed after all the testing was complete. This rifle is a very rare and pivotal example of the direct lineage which lead to the final M1 Garand rifle design.


Lot#: 43312075

Colt - 1900

Exceptional Documented U.S. Navy Contract Colt Model 1900 "Sight Safety" Semi-Automatic Pistol Serial Number 1104This is an exceptional, rare early production original Colt Model 1900 U.S. Navy contract sight safety pistol. These pistols are very rare and desirable as they were the very first original 250 Colt contract, Model 1900 semi-automatic pistols procured for the US. Navy under a U.S. Government contract. These pistols had a very unique rear sight safety that blocks the hammer when engaged with all being chambered in the Colt 38 Auto Rimless cartridge. Examples in this original, unaltered condition are extremely rare as this cartridge proved to be very weak in stopping power and 99% of the sight safety models were changed into a fixed rear sight. All of these were eventually replaced in favor of the later Model 1905 and eventually the Model 1911 in 45 ACP. This pistol is listed on page 39 of the book: "U.S. Military Automatic Pistols 1894-1920" by Scott Meadows. These pistols were all shipped in 1900 in five lots to the U.S. Government General Storekeeper, Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York. This specific pistol was shipped in the third lot of pistols on Oct 22nd, 1900. The right side of the frame is marked with Colt serial number "1104", and the Navy serial number "USN 104" on the left side. The left side of the slide has the two-line, two-block markings of: "BROWNING'S PATENT/PAT'D APRIL 20.1897" followed by "COLT'S PATENT FIRE ARMS MFG. CO/HARTFORD. CONN. U.S.A.". The right side is marked: "AUTOMATIC COLT/CALIBRE 38 RIMLESS SMOKELESS". A small circled Rampant Colt is stamped on the left side behind the slide serrations. A small Navy trident inspection mark is stamped on the right side of the trigger guard bow, with the Colt proof mark on the left side that consists of a capital letter "B" inside a small triangle, as used by Navy Lt. Charles A. Brand. The magazine is correctly nickel plated with the floor plate correctly stamped "PAT'D SEPT. 9. 1884". The metal parts feature beautiful Colt high polish commercial blue finish with niter blued finish on the trigger and stock screws and color casehardened finish on the sight safety and hammer. Fitted with smooth dark walnut grips with brass escutcheons.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Excellent with 97% plus of the bright original high polish blue finish showing some very small nicks and handling marks in the blue finish overall. The hammer and rear sight retain 98% vivid original case colors. The grips are very fine with 85% of their original varnish finish with both sides showing numerous typical light handling marks and pressure dents overall. The markings are clear, sharp and distinct. The various handling marks and light nicks overall are strictly from poor handling and shipping by the Navy; without those, the pistol would be like new condition. A really super nice top condition U.S. Navy contract Colt Model 1900 semi-automatic pistol.


Lot#: 43312076

Winchester - 12

Absolutely Outstanding As-Issued World War II U.S. Army Contract Winchester Model 12 Trench Shotgun with Winchester BoxThis is an absolute time capsule of a rare, late WWII, all parkerized Winchester Model 12 Trench Gun manufactured in 1945. This example is completely cased in the original long-term cosmoline preservative on the metal components and as noted is complete with the original Winchester factory cardboard shipping box correctly marked and numbered to this shotgun. Based on the serial number this is one of the very last ones produced, and it is in stunning original condition. The Winchester Model 12 and Model 97 trench shotguns were the primary U.S. combat shotguns used in WWII and Korea and even into Vietnam by both the Marine Corps and U.S. Army. Original, unaltered WWII examples are extremely rare today given almost all were rebuilt and reparkerized over time. The cosmoline preservative covers all the way from the muzzle to the rear of the receiver and slightly on the buttstock. It thick and heavy. Looking through the grease, the barrel is roll stamped with the two line Winchester address/patent dates followed by "-WINCHESTER-/-TRADE MARK-" and "MODEL 12-12 GA.-2 3/4 CHAM./CYL." The top breech end of the barrel has a barely readable small Ordnance Dept. "Shell and Flame" insignia. Both the barrel and front edge of the receiver are stamped with the circled Winchester "WP" factory proofmark. The right front end of the receiver is also roll stamped with the Ordnance "Shell and Flame insignia/U.S." This shotgun is fitted with a walnut stock and pump handle, and the left side of the stock is stamped with the boxed Ordnance "G.H.D." inspection mark and a small 1/4 inch U.S. Ordnance Escutcheon stamped below that. The serial number, "1035200", is roll stamped on the underside of the barrel extension and receiver. The ribbed forearm is covered in cosmoline, and the buttstock has a dry oil type finish and a black checkered hard rubber buttplate with the circular Winchester logo. The shotgun is fitted with the WWII pattern four hole, heat shield/bayonet lug. Interestingly the screws for the heat shield are not screwed all the way in, but they are covered with original cosmoline, same as the rest of the shotgun. The stock has a sling swivel and the larger bail wire sling swivel located on the bayonet lug. The lower sling swivel still retains the original small aluminum serial number tag from the Winchester factory that is stamped "1035200". As noted, this wonderful shotgun comes with the original cardboard factory shipping box with the original Winchester Model 12 label on the end with a non-matching serial number written in pencil, that has been crossed out. The matching serial number (1035200) has been written in pencil on the top of the lid. The box also includes the original instruction manual inside along with some of the original US Army preservative wrapping paper.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Absolutely as issued and unfired with 99.9% of the original WWII/Winchester parkerized finish remaining overall under the cosmoline. The pump handle, as noted, is also covered with the cosmoline, so its like new, and the buttstock is also in like new condition with a crisp cartouche. The box is also in excellent condition. This is a real treasure trove for the U.S. martial arms or trench gun collector and is probably the only one still in existence like this!


Lot#: 43312077

Outstanding and Impressive World War II U.S. M3A1 Scout Car

Outstanding and Impressive World War II U.S. M3A1 Scout CarIntroduced in 1940, the M3A1 was an improved version of the M3 and was the main production variant by White Motor Company. The vehicle was primarily used by WWII cavalry and reconnaissance units, serving actively in the Philippines and North Africa. By mid-1942, however, most were regulated to supply and ambulance work, MP and rear echelon vehicles, and were replaced by the M8 Armored Cars beginning in 1943. During the post-war years M3A1s made it into many African and Asian post-Colonial republic arsenals and in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. The French used the vehicle in its wars in Indochina and Algeria. The lasting serving M3A1s were found in 1990 with Dominican Republic regular forces. This example features a WWII U.S. Army paint scheme and two dummy M2 Browning type machine guns on skates running a full 360 degrees around the interior of the crew compartment. An interesting feature that was seen on early half-tracks is a roller on the front that was designed to aid in cross country travel in the event of getting the nose suck in a ditch. It is outfitted with a Hercules JXD 6 cylinder inline gas engine and comes with M1917A1 tripods, pioneer tools, seat cushions, dummy Thompson type submachine gun, jerry cans, camo net, and FT 528 radio set. Consignor research is included.Class: Other A high quality restoration and fully operational. The quality of the body work and paint is of a very high caliber and features the unusual original aluminum tread plate flooring.


Lot#: 43312078

Charles Erb - M1917A1 Pattern MG

Desirable Browning Designed, Charles Erb Manufactured M1917A1 Pattern Fully Automatic Class III/NFA Registered Medium Machine Gun with Tripod and CradleThis is an example of a Browning designed M1917A1 pattern water cooled medium machine gun. This example was assembled/manufactured by using a set of surplus machine gun parts (probably Argentinean) that were assembled onto a new manufactured machine gun receiver produced by Charles Erb. This is a full size, fully automatic, water cooled machine gun. The right side of the receiver is marked "No. USN 7775 U.S. INSP/BROWNING MACHINE GUN/U.S. CAL .30 M1917A1/MANFD BY ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL" and towards the rear of the receiver on the very lower edge it is marked "CHARLES E. ERB FREDERICKTOWN PA. M-1919-17-37 Cal .30 USN 7775". It has the functional, green painted, full length, brass water cooling jacket, and a fully adjustable rear sight graduated to 2,700 yards. This excellent machine gun is complete with an original 1917 tripod, original cradle with integral T&E mechanism and a rubber water hose contained in a tan canvas pouch. This model was the US equivalent of the German and British Maxim machine guns used towards the end of WWI and certainly throughout the post-war years and in the early days of WWII.Class: Class III Very fine with 95% of the current green painted and parkerized finishes overall only light areas of wear on the edges and high spots. The tripod is also in excellent condition. NOTE: This weapon is a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) under the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.


Lot#: 43312079

Savage Arms 1914 Lewis Gun, Registered Transferrable, Ex. Mags

World War I Production British Contract Savage Arms Lewis Machine Gun, Class III/NFA C&R Machine Gun, Registered Fully Transferrable, with Transit Chest and a Case of Eight Extra MagazinesDeveloped by Issac Newton Lewis, a U.S. Army officer, the Lewis Gun was one of the lightest machine gun offerings of its era, coming in at 28 pounds with the distinctive barrel cooling assembly included. Unable to sell the gun to his superiors, Lewis resigned and took off for Belgium, where he made a tidy profit licensing the design to Birmingham Small Arms and Savage Arms. Among other distinctions, a Lewis Gun would be the first machine gun taken on a powered aircraft, and it saw very active use in World War One. This particular example was manufactured by Savage on order for Britain. Blade front and folding peep rear sights, with the Savage nomenclature and a set of small "broad arrow" and "crown" proofs on top of the receiver, a folding steel bipod clamped to the steel barrel jacket, and aluminum cooling fins surrounding the barrel. Both the pistol grip and buttstock are smooth hardwood. A green painted hardwood transit case is included, with white stenciled nomenclature "CHEST VICKERS OR LEWIS 303 IN MG MK 11B QTY I" on one side, a cleaning rod, as well as a brown painted metal case stenciled "BOX, CARRIERS MAGAZINE LEWIS .303 MACHINE GUN" in white on one side and "10th GURKHA RIFLES" on the lid, containing eight spare magazines.Class: Class III Fine as refurbished, showing some mild spotting and handling marks overall, along with a few areas of brown patina and about 75% of the refinished blue. The grips and stock have been revarnished, with dents and chips, and the hardwood case shows scuffs, dents and wear. NOTE: This item is restricted as a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) that is classified as a "Curios or Relic" as defined in 27 CFR, 478.11. These weapons are still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.


Lot#: 43312080

Colt - 1921 Thompson

Excellent Early Production Documented Columbus Georgia Police Department Issued Colt Model 1921 Serial Number "1852" Fully Automatic Class III/NFA Thompson Submachine Gun with Drum Magazine, Accessories and FBI CaseThis is an excellent example of an original, fully automatic early production Colt M1921 Thompson Submachine gun. This particular gun was manufactured very early on in the original Colt production with a four digit serial number noted to fall within a small serial numbered group of weapons sold to the Beach-Mosely Hardware Co. of Columbus, Georgia, (Jan 1923) for transfer to the Columbus Georgia Police Dept. This weapon stayed with the Columbus Police Dept. until the 1960s/70s when it was sold to a noted collector in Atlanta. This data is shown on page 231 of the book the "Colt Thompson Submachine Gun Serial Numbers" by Herigstad. It remained there until approximately 1983, when it was sold to the next owner, as explained in the accompanying letter written by Law Enforcement Ordnance Co. founder and firearms author Roger Cox. Cox's letter also indicates that this specific weapon is prominently shown in "The Thompson Submachine Gun" by Cox on the first and last pages. Approximately 15,000 sets of 1921 parts were initially produced with almost all of them being later used in the more successful M1928A1 configuration. The receiver is marked "MODEL OF 1921/10852", along with the standard five-line factory markings: "THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN/CALIBRE 45 AUTOMATIC COLT CARTRIDGE/MANUFACTURED BY/COLT'S PATENT FIRE ARMS MFG. CO./HARTFORD CONN. U.S.A.". The right side is marked "AUTO-ORDNANCE CORPORATION/NEW YORK U.S.A." followed by the standard five-line patent dates. Directly behind the ejection port is the circled "JHB" inspectors mark of Major John Barret. The left side, of the "matching" trigger housing is marked: "AUTOMATIC" and SEMI-AUTOMATIC" along with "FIRE and SAFE", serial numbered "1852" on the underside. This model would be considered an "A" model which identifies it as a standard grade without the patented "CUTTS" compensator on the end of the barrel, which is correct for these early models. These early Thompsons have the distinctive finned barrel, the fully adjustable Lyman tangent rear sight with sight protectors, the walnut vertical fore grip, and the detachable walnut buttstock with the butt trap which holds an original Thompson oiler. The gun is complete with a blued 50-round drum magazine, three blued 20-round stick magazines (2 Auto-Ordnance marked and 1 marked "SW-Co."), one early brass cleaning rod, and a reproduction FBI-style carrying case that houses the SMG and various accessories. Also included is an original mid to late 1940s picture of the Columbus Police Dept. showing the entire squad with Harley and Indian motorcycles and police cars.Class: Class III Excellent with 97% plus of its original blue finish overall with edge and high spot wear, and also on top of the receiver from the cocking handle. The wood components are also in excellent condition with a nice dark matching colored walnut showing scattered minor handling dings on the wood. Mechanically excellent. The accessories are all in excellent condition. NOTE: This item is restricted as a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) that is classified as a "Curios or Relic" as defined in 27 CFR, 478.11. These weapons are still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.


Lot#: 43312081

U.S. M41A1 Walker Bulldog Light Tank

U.S. M41A1 Walker Bulldog Light TankThe M41A1 Walker Bulldog tank was manufactured by Cadillac from 1951 to 1954 and replaced the M24 Chaffee. Arriving too late for the Korean War and too early for the Vietnam War, the M41A1 never saw combat with United States military forces. The M41A1, however, saw extensive use with the South Vietnamese Army (ARVN) during the Vietnam War. In February 1971, for instance, the ARVN lost 5 of its 17 M41A1s that knocked out 22 North Vietnamese Army tanks (6 T-54s and 16 PT-76s). The M41A1 was exported to allied nations in NATO, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. A few hundred M41A1s are still operational in Taiwan. Approximately 5,500 M41A1s were manufactured, and are rarely available for sale. This example came out of the Guatemalan military in the late 1980s. The tank retains the Guatemalan camo paint scheme. It has an operation turret, demilled breech ring and breech block, and Continental AOS-895 6 cylinder, air cooled, super charged, fuel injected, horizontally opposed engine producing 500 hp. A well-designed light weight tank, the M41A1 was well loved by the troops, and we can attest it is a joy to operate. Comes with mantlet cover, spare tack pads, two extra road wheels, and consignor research.Class: Other The tank runs and drives well and has Guatemalan alterations done during its time in service. The barrel and optics are good. The track is good, and the road wheels are very good.


Lot#: 43312082

U.S. Colt Navy 1911, 3-Digit Number, 1912 Made

Desirable First Year Production Three Digit Serial Number Colt Model 1911 U.S. Navy Contract Semi-Automatic PistolThis is an example of a extremely rare 1st Year U.S. Navy contract Model Colt 1911 pistol that was manufactured in 1912. These Navy marked Colt M1911s were only manufactured through the end of 1914 and into early 1915. All other Navy contracts pistols shipped after that time were fitted with the standard "U.S. Army" marked slides. This rare pistol was shipped as part of a 500 gun shipment to the U.S. Navy Yard in Brooklyn, NY, on March 1912. It has the correct early variation small diminutive serial number "No. 796" stamped on the right front end of the frame extension. The later replacement slide is stamped on the left side with the early Colt factory two line, two block address/patent marks with the Rampant Colt logo (uncircled) behind the serrations and on the right side with the noted "MODEL OF 1911. U.S. NAVY" (with serifs) markings. It has the correct early, narrow front sight blade, with the rounded top, rear sights. The frame is stamped with the intertwined initial "WGP" for Walter G. Penfield, U.S. Ordnance Inspector, along with "UNITED STATES PROPERTY" on the left side. It has a later production Colt barrel that is marked on the lower left side with "COLT 45 AUTO", with a small capital "F" stamped in front of the barrel lug with no "H" provisional stamp on the front of the barrel hood. It is fitted with the later replacement second pattern early wide spur hammer with short border-less checkering, the type 1 magazine catch, a replacement 1918 pattern thumb safety with the thick thumbpiece with smooth underside transition with no undercut, the replacement long trigger with the smooth face, replacement short grip safety, and flat mainspring housing with the lanyard loop. It has the standard checkered grips with diamond patterns around the screws. It is fitted with a later production half-blued, pinned magazine with the smooth magazine base.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Fine as field upgraded with 50% of the original blue finish still remaining overall with the balance of the metal having a thinning brown patina type finish. The front grip strap does show some plumb colored oxidation with the mainspring housing showing more thinning of the blue finish. The later production replacement slide has very nice original and distinct factory markings to include the "U.S. NAVY" markings with the blue finish thinning overall with the top of the slide showing light oxidation/minor erosion, (probably from sitting in a holster). The heavily worn grips are original and show clear and distinct checkering around the edges with the center section of both grip panels showing heavier pressure dents, obviously from actual duty use. There are only a few later parts that could be replaced to restore this back to its original issue condition, or you can display it as-is as these changes were probably actually field upgrades. This is a highly desirable example of an extremely early production Colt first contract U.S. Navy issue Model 1911 service pistol.


Lot#: 43312083

Colt - Government

Desirable First Year 1912 Production Colt Government Model Semi-Automatic Pistol with Low Four Digit Serial Number C1170 and Factory LetterThis is a very fine example of an early production Colt Government Model pistol that was manufactured late in 1912. This was the first year Colt offered the "Government Model" pistols for sale. These pistols had the Colt high polish commercial blue finish with the fire blue trigger, hammer, slide lock, safety lock and rear sight until mid-1913 when Colt went to a slightly more subdued finish. The factory letter confirms the basic configuration (grips not listed) and that it was part of a pair shipped to Hackett, Gates, Huntry Hardware Co. in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 27, 1912. It is fitted with checkered walnut grips with the larger diamonds around the grip screws. It retains its original sights with the narrow tapered, oval front sight and round top rear sight. It has the correct short hammer with the borderless checkering and sharp rear edge, first style checkered slide stop, thin, checkered thumb safety and third pattern magazine release lock. It has the first pattern recoil spring guide and cap. It is fitted with the early all blued barrel that has a rough milled finish on the back end of the barrel (chamber area and underside) and the high polished finish on the front end. The barrel is stamped with only a "5" on the underside over stamped with a letter "N". The pistol comes with a second pattern, Colt, two-tone punch and saw cut magazine with a lanyard loop on the underside of the base plate. The right side of the frame ahead of the trigger guard is roll-stamped "GOVERNMENT MODEL". The left side is stamped with the small serial number "C1170". The top of the frame is stamped with "4" and "S" inspection marks in front and behind the disconnector hole. The right side of the slide is roll-stamped with the early "COLT AUTOMATIC/CALIBER 45" below the ejection port. The left side of the slide is roll-stamped with the correct two-line Colt patent dates that ends in 1911 followed by the Colt Hartford two-line address block. The circled Rampant Colt is roll stamped on the left side of the slide behind the slide serrations, which is correct.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Very fine with 70% of the bright original factory high polish blue finish remaining, blue loss visible on the edges and high spots overall, the sides of the slide on the transition lines, muzzle area and front area of the frame. The front grip strap, main spring housing and rear edges of the frame show a sliver gray patina finish. 60% bright original niter blue remains on the small parts. The grips are both in fine condition with nice sharp distinct checking on both sides showing only minor handling marks. The "keyhole" style loop magazine is dented in both sides near the center. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43312084

U.S. US&S Model 1911A1 Pistol, 1943 Production

U.S. Union Switch & Signal Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic PistolManufactured in 1943. Blade and flat top notch sights, the "USS" monogram and "U.S. & S. Co./SWISSVALE, PA. U.S.A." on the left side of the slide, a Robert Downie "RCD" inspected frame, a thin checkered hammer, short milled trigger, long grip safety, arched checkered mainspring housing, reinforced grips (Colt left, Keyes Fiber right), full blue unmarked magazine and a High Standard barrel.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Fine with 50% of the faded Du-Lite finish, a brown patina on the grip straps, mixed brown and gray on the slide, bright edge wear, a few dings on the underside of the frame, and scattered spotting and handling marks. The grips are very fine with a few dings and dents. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43312085

U.S. Ithaca/Remington-Rand 1911A1, Ex.Mags, Box

U.S. Ithaca/Remington-Rand Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Two Extra Magazines and Arsenal Shipping BoxFrame manufactured in 1944. Blade and flat top notch sights, with a Remington-Rand slide, "FJA" inspected frame with an "arrow" stamp on the trigger guard, stamped trigger, thin checkered hammer, long grip safety, checkered thumb safety, serrated slide catch and arched mainspring housing, Keyes Fiber grips, "L" marked full blue magazine and a "HS" barrel. Included with the pistol are two paper-wrapped magazines and a Red River Depot shipping box numbered to a different pistol.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Very fine as arsenal refinished, with 99% of the parkerized finish, showing some edge wear, handling marks and light spotting. Some minor covered pitting is present on the frame. The grips are excellent, with a few dings. Mild wear and staining is visible on the box. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43312086

Colt - 1911A1

Scarce World War II U.S. Colt Model 1911A1 Commercial/Military Semi-Automatic PistolManufactured in 1943 by remarking a left-over commercial production Government Model. Two line, one block address and patent markings on the left side of the slide, with "COLT" and "AUTOMATIC/CALIBRE .45" on the right next to the Rampant Colt. "P" and "G.H.D." stamps on the left side of the frame and "UNITED STATES PROPERTY" and "M1911A1 U.S.ARMY" on the right. Wide checkered spur hammer, checkered thumb safety, slide release, milled trigger and arched main spring housing. Blue Colt barrel, reinforced checkered Coltwood grips, and unmarked blue magazine.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Fine. 80% slightly faded dark parkerized finish remains with areas of mild pitting visible, some edge wear, handling marks overall, and takedown marks under the slide catch. Grips are also fine with sharps checkering and some dings. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43312087

World War II U.S. Ithaca Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol

World War II U.S. Ithaca Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster, Magazine Pouch and Web BeltManufactured in 1945. Fixed sights, with the left side of the slide marked "ITHACA GUN CO., INC./ITHACA, N.Y.", and "P" on top, Atwood inspected frame, checkered stamped trigger, safety and wide hammer, serrated slide catch and mainspring housing and late Keyes Fibre grips. With a green canvas web belt, tan canvas "8-18" dated R.H. Long magazine pouch and a "SEARS/1942" brown leather flap holster.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Excellent, with 98% plus original Du-Lite finish, showing wear along the high edges and mild handling marks. Grips are excellent, with a few pressure dents. The otherwise very good holster shows scuffing and tearing, with mild wear and staining on the belt and pouch. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43312088

United Defense M42 SMG, Full Transferrable Machine Gun, w/Mags

Early Production Colt Ace Semi-Automatic PistolManufactured in 1931. Fixed round blade front and adjustable rear notch sights, two-line address and patent marking followed by the Rampant Colt on the left side of the slide, and "COLT ACE .22 LONG/RIFLE" marking on the right. With a checkered wide spur hammer, solid checkered trigger, and arched checkered mainspring housing. With full checkered grips and two-tone blue magazine marked "COLT/ACE/22 LR.".Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Fine. 70% plus original blue finish remains with some edge wear, scattered light spotting, small scratches, and some light brown patina. The markings are sharp and distinct. Grips are also fine with sharp checkering and some small dings. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43312089

Vietnam War Era USMC M561 Gama Goat 6x6 Amphibious Cargo Truck

Vietnam War Era USMC M561 Gama Goat 6x6 Amphibious Cargo TruckDesigned by Chance-Vought Aircraft and built from 1969 to 1973, the M561 is a six-wheel drive semi-amphibious off-road 1 Ľ ton cargo truck used by the U.S. military in the Vietnam War. The front and rear units are connected and articulated but do not bend around turns. The steering was unusual in that the front and rear wheels turned in opposite directions, making for wide turns. The body is aluminum to help reduce weight for “swimming,” but its amphibious characteristics were limited to calm water fording only. The nickname Gama Goat derived from the name of the inventor of its powdered articulated joint, Roger Gamaunt, and Goat referenced its mountain goat like off-road capabilities. As for its appearance, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This example was manufactured circa 1970 and has a USMC paint scheme and Detroit Diesel 3-53N 3 cylinder diesel engine. Over 1,700 Gama Goats were built for the USMC. It comes with a spare tire. Consignor research is included.Class: Other Very good overall with nice paint. It runs well.


Lot#: 43312090

U.S. M51 Nuclear-Biological-Chemical Shelter Trailer

U.S. M51 Nuclear-Biological-Chemical Shelter TrailerManufacturing started in the 1960s and this model is from the early 1980s. It is based on the M105A2 cargo trailer and features a self-contained inflatable nuclear-biological-chemical (NBC) protective shelter built in. The trailer contains a small generator, climate control, and filtration system to support the decontamination chamber and main tent. Consignor research is included.Class: Other The system has not been checkered but seems to be complete.


Lot#: 43312091

U.S. Singer M1911A1 Pistol as Part of Col. Birtwistle Archive

Historic and Fresh to the Market World War II Airborne Officer’s Archive Featuring His Exceptional and Rare Battle Used U.S. Singer Manufacturing Co. Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol -A) U.S. Singer Manufacturing Co. Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol Rig with Two Extra Singer MagazinesHistoric and Fresh to the Market World War II Airborne Officer’s Archive Featuring His Exceptional and Rare Battle Used U.S. Singer Manufacturing Co. Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol -A) U.S. Singer Manufacturing Co. Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol Rig with Two Extra Singer MagazinesOffered here is an astonishing archive accumulated by World War II veteran Colonel Owen G. Birtwistle. This archive includes Birtwistle’s unpublished memoir, which is an informal personal account of his World War II and Cold War military experiences. Many of the items comprising the archive are discussed in the memoir and are noted as such. An accompanying extensive collection of pre-war, wartime and post-war records documenting Birtwistle’s military service provides further details. By all accounts Birtwistle was a dedicated and outstanding military officer. This archive is a testament to Birtwistle's meritorious accomplishments in Operation Torch, Operation Husky, Operation Overlord, Operation Market-Garden, Operation Dragoon, and Operation Varsity. Birtwistle’s World War II active duty status began on June 30, 1941, and ended on January 11, 1946. He advanced in grade from first lieutenant to colonel and was awarded several decorations for his service, many of which are included in this lot. He returned to active duty in the early 1950s. The most spectacular piece in the archive is Birtwistle’s Singer Model 1911A1 semi-automatic pistol. In the memoir, Birtwistle recalled being issued a Singer .45 automatic pistol before his squadron was called upon in April 1942 to support the 8th Air Force’s overseas departure, flying supplies and personnel “from various points in the United States,” Canada, Greenland, Iceland, and Scotland before reaching England (pages 35-36). By then Birtwistle was a qualified crew chief for the C-47 transport aircraft, and although never officially receiving a flight rating, “occup[ied] the co-pilot’s seat many times.” The 10th Transport Squadron was re-designated 10th Troop Carrier Squadron in July 1942, and Birtwistle, along with his other squadron mates, found a new home at Tafaraoui Airfield, Algeria, in the fall of 1942, flying supply and evacuation missions during the North African Campaign. The capture of Tafaraoui Airfield was a mission objective during the Allied Operation Torch landings on November 8, 1942. The journey from England to Tafaraoui Airfield for D-Day, which earned him an Air Medal and Air Crew Member Badge, is retold in Birtwistle’s memoir, and when he arrived in Africa the airfield was far from being completely secured. In fact, Birtwistle had to defend himself with this Singer pistol. An armed assailant with a rifle had entered the airfield undetected. Birtwistle, who was positioned atop the aircraft control tower assisting in the installation of a machine gun position, spotted the armed intruder as he was taking aim. “I yelled,” explained Birtwistle. “[The man] quickly turned in my direction with his rifle swinging an arc at me. With a rather superficial aim I fired my .45 caliber automatic and before hitting the ground he spun around like a top…The shocking power of my .45 was there all right and most opportunely” (pages 63-64). This truly battle used Model 1911A1 pistol has a slide that is marked with the two-line Singer address on the left side and a “P” proof mark on top ahead of the rear sight. The frame is marked with U.S. property/model marking above the serial number on the right side and inspector initials “JKC” for Col. John K. Clement, the Executive Officer of the New York Ordnance District, above a “P” proof mark on the right side above the magazine release. The pistol has a wide spur hammer with borderless checking, checkered thumb safety, slide stop, trigger, and mainspring housing; early grips (hollow back and no internal reinforcing ribs), lanyard staple on the butt, and correct Singer full blue magazine. There were only 500 Model 1911A1 pistols produced in total by the Singer Manufacturing Company during WWII, with almost all of these pistols issued to the U.S. Army Air Corps. With the very low total production numbers and the high attrition rate for aircrews, examples are very scarce. The web belt has Birtwistle’s name stamped on the back and is equipped with a double magazine pouch stamped with Birtwistle’s initials, a U.S. Sears flap holster and a pouch. Photos accompanying this lot show Birtwistle wearing this holster rig. Comes with two extra correct Singer full blue magazines, bore rod with two brushes and period Plexiglas grips. In March 1943, Birtwistl more...


Lot#: 43312092

Harrington & Richardson Inc - Reising model 50

Desirable World War II Era Harrington & Richardson Class III/NFA C&R Registered Model 50 Submachine Gun with "Penn. State Police" MarkingsThis is an excellent WWII era Harrington & Richardson Reising model 50 fully automatic SMG. These weapons saw limited used with the United States Marines in the Pacific as a substitute for the M1 Thompson. However, they were more widely used as defensive weapons for war-essential industries and law enforcement agencies. The top of the receiver has the three-line Harrington-Richardson factory markings, with the fire control and serial number on the rear right side. The barrel is fitted with a combination, flash hider/muzzle break with 14 cooling fins on the barrel. It has a blade front and a stamped, sheet metal four position adjustable rear sight. The breech end of he barrel is stamped with "2/PM" indicating the barrel was proofed fired and checked during assembly. It is fitted with a one-piece walnut buttstock with a small 1 1/2 X 1 inch property decal on the right side, which reads: "PENNA. STATE POLICE/PROPERTY TICKET NO. /052907". It has a cocking lever on the underside of the forend. This weapon includes one original Reising marked Model 50 20 round stick magazine.Class: Class III Excellent with 97% plus of its original gray/green parkerized finish overall, with some thinning of the finish directly on top of the receiver mixed with some light brown patina spotting. The markings are clear and sharp. The stock is also in excellent condition with only very light handling marks on the sides. The overall weapons looks like it sat in the police storage room most of its life. NOTE: This item is restricted as a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) that is classified as a "Curios or Relic" as defined in 27 CFR, 478.11. These weapons are still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.


Lot#: 43312093

New England Firearms Co - BAR 1918A2

World War II Browning Designed M1918A2 Fully Automatic Class III/NFA C&R Registered Automatic Rifle Manufactured by New England Small Arms Corp.This is an example of a desirable late WWII M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) design manufactured by the New England Small Arms Corp. The original design of this rifle was developed by John Browning in 1917 to meet the requirements for a man-portable fully-automatic rifle for the infantry. These BARs played a significant role on all the major battlefields during WWII, Korea and even into Vietnam. This weapon is another extremely successful design by John Browning, that was exceptionally well-made, robust and functioned flawlessly. During WWII, these weapons were manufactured by IBM and the New England Small Arms Corp. This specific BAR is a WWII model manufactured in the later M1918A2 configuration, which allowed the rifle to be fired in at slow rate of fire by rotating the selector lever to "F" for the 350 rounds per minute or moving the lever to the "A" for full automatic. This example also has the barrel mounted bipod with the flat feet and the high impact black plastic resin/fiberglass buttstock with the hinged buttplate. This example has an open (no-prong) flash hider. The front end of the barrel is marked "N.E./Ordnance Bomb/6-44" indicating manufacture in June 1944. The top of the receiver is marked as follows: "BROWNING AUTOMATIC RIFLE/U.S. CAL. .30 M 1918 A2/MAN'F'D. BY. N.E. SMALL ARMS CORP./587874/-PATENT APPLIED FOR-". There is also a small ordnance bomb proof on top of the barrel along with a "P" proof on the front edge of the receiver, that has been overstamped with "RA/W S". This rifle is also fitted with the late pattern rear sight that is graduated from 200-1,500 yards and is fully adjustable for windage and elevation with a blade front sight. It is complete with an original bipod and one 20-round magazine. Unusual in that when you look into the ejection port there is a larger number (B90822E) stamped on the back side of the receiver.Class: Class III Very fine as arsenal refurbished with 99% of a late gray parkerized finish overall showing only very light handle marks. The buttstock and walnut forend are both in excellent condition. A really top condition WWII Browning Arms Model 1918A2 fully automatic rifle. NOTE: This item is restricted as a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) that is classified as a "Curios or Relic" as defined in 27 CFR, 478.11. These weapons are still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.


Lot#: 43312094

U.S. Army M9A1 "Bazooka", Destructive Device

World War II U.S. Army M9A1 "Bazooka" Recoilless Rocket Launcher, Class III/NFA Destructive DeviceAn evolution of the M1, the M9A1 was part of the "Bazooka"/"Stovepipe" line of shoulder fired anti-tank rocket launchers. The first of its kind, the Bazooka was a massive shift in how infantry dealt with tanks and armored vehicles and replaced the then underpowered anti-tank rifles of the inter-war era with a shaped charged rocket that could cope with the armor plating of the day. While other designs have come about, the basic principles are still in use today, and "bazooka" is still a recognized nickname for the entire class of weapon. The M9A1 was introduced in 1944 and would see America through the close of World War II. Constructed from two sections of steel tubing, the launcher could be broken down for storage and transport, with a flip-out optical sight for aiming and an integral magneto in lieu of an ignition battery. Both halves are marked "M9A1" near the junction point, with a wire reinforced chamber and the serial number near the breech. The "CB" prefix is associated with the Cheney-Bigelow Wire Works of Springfield, a major producer of the Bazooka during the war.Class: Class III Very fine, with 80% of the green paint finish, showing mild wear and handling overall. The ignition system is untested, and the optics are in fine order. NOTE: This Destructive Device is a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) under the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.


Lot#: 43312095

Guide Lamp M3A1 Grease Gun, NFA "Sales Sample"

World War II General Motors/Guide Lamp Division M3A1 "Grease Gun" Submachine Gun, Class III/NFA “SALES SAMPLE”Drawing inspiration from the British STEN gun, the M3 was developed as a high-speed, low-cost substitute for the Thompson family of submachine guns. While lacking the aesthetic charm of the Thompson, the M3 was a serviceable weapon and would be America's go-to SMG through World War II and following conflicts. The A1 variant further simplified the design, eliminating the ratcheting cocking lever in favor of the operator cocking the bolt by hand, along with other improvements to reduce weight, improve reliability, and make maintenance easier. Blade front and peep rear sights, with the model nomenclature and Guide Lamp markings on the left side of the magazine well, integral oiler in the pistol grip, the combination dust cover and safety on top and a telescoping buttstock, which doubles as a magazine loading tool and barrel bushing wrench. One unmarked magazine is included.Class: Class III Very fine, showing 85% plus matte gray phosphate finish, with some scuffing, a few spots of brown patina, and what appears to be some sticker residue. The nomenclature and "crossed cannon" stamps on the magazine well are faded, and the trigger housing assembly bears markings from Inter-American Arms of Sacramento, California. Mechanically very good. NOTE: This weapon is a restricted, National Firearms Act (NFA) Class 3, Fully Automatic Weapon, that is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) under the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478. This weapon is currently registered as being "LIMITED TO USE AS A SALES SAMPLE (Pre-86)" and as such can only be purchased by an FFL, with a Class 2 or Class 3 SOT License.


Lot#: 43312096

Soviet PPSh-41 SMG, w/Ex Drums, Fully Transferrable NFA

Soviet 1944 Production PPSh-41 Submachine Gun, Class III/NFA C&R Fully Transferrable Machine Gun, with AccessoriesDeveloped by Soviet arms designer Georgy Shpagin, the PPSh-41 was the go-to infantry submachine gun for the USSR in World War II, produced in quantity and fielded the full width of the Eastern Front. Similar to other popular SMGs of the day, the PPSh was a blowback-driven open-bolt design, using as many stamped components as possible and an interesting production expedient for the barrel; one could make 2 PPSh barrels by cutting a Mosin-Nagant barrel in half and machining a new 7.62x25mm breech. Fielded by the Red Army and air-dropped to Soviet-friendly partisan forces, the SMG was also used by the Nazis (both in original 7.62 and re-chambered for 9mm Parabellum). After the war, large quantities were supplied to the Korean People's Army and the Chinese People's Volunteer Army, both of which deployed them en mass for the Korean War; while outstripped by the American M1 rifle and M2 carbine in terms of range and accuracy, they provided brutal up-close firepower during raids and night battles. Blade front and two-leaf rear sights, with an integral muzzle brake in the ventilated heat shield, marked "(star)/1944" ahead of the ejector port, with a two position selector switch (full/semi) inside the trigger guard. Fitted with a smooth one piece hardwood stock, with a leather and canvas sling and a steel buttplate. A nickel finished drum (non-matching) is included, as are four extra blued steel drum magazines and two canvas cases.Class: Class III Good as "war trophy plated", with 75% of the nickel, showing some polishing marks, pitting and spotting. The stock is good, with some restamped numbers, scuffs and chips. The canvas items show some light wear and stains, the magazines show a mix of wear and handling. The recoil buffer is chipped, but the item is mechanically very good overall. NOTE: This item is restricted as a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) that is classified as a "Curios or Relic" as defined in 27 CFR, 478.11. These weapons are still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.


Lot#: 43312097

British MkII STEN Gun, NFA/Class III Full Transferrable, w/Mags

Registered Transferrable British STEN Mark II Submachine Gun with Accessories and "Battle Damage", BATFE NFA/Class III C&R Machine GunOne of the signature Commonwealth weapons of WWII, the STEN was largely constructed from tube steel and metal stampings, a significant departure from the previous generation of beautiful but expensive SMGs, giving the Allies a light, effective, and inexpensive close-quarters weapon. This example shows what appears to be significant battle damage (attributed by the consignor as a bullet strike) on the right rear of the trigger housing, bending and cracking steel and driving the pins well through the other side; a machine bolt has been run through the traditional location of the selector, and though rough, and lacking semi-automatic function, the STEN still runs full auto. Blade front and peep rear sights, with the model marking on top of the magazine well and the serial number on the underside, ventilated heat shield, tan canvas sling, and a "T" profile metal stock. The name "Jeanot" is scratched into the left side of the housing; no information on this name is available. Included with the STEN are 13 extra magazines and three canvas pouches, two of which are installed on a canvas web belt (sans suspenders).Class: Class III Fair. A mixed brown and gray patina is present on the barrel and receiver, with a mixed brown/black on the magazine well and stock, and a stronger blue on the sear cover. The lower left side of the sear cover shows a split at the fold. The canvas items show some light stains. Mechanically pretty good, given the circumstances. NOTE: This item is restricted as a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) that is classified as a "Curios or Relic" as defined in 27 CFR, 478.11. These weapons are still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.


Lot#: 43312098

French Brandt Model 1937 Light Infantry Mortar, Class III DD

French Brandt Model 1937 Light Infantry Mortar, Class III/NFA Destructive DeviceDeveloped from the heavier Brandt Model 1927 mortar, the Model 1937 was France's chief light mortar going into World War II. Intended as a more accurate and potent replacement for rifle grenades, the 37 was reasonably compact and light and saw use with both the Nazis and Vichy forces after the invasion of France. The baseplate is stamped steel construction, with a set of four ground spikes and a swiveling ball socket permitting traverse and elevation adjustment. Fitted at the base of the main body is a bubble level and a spring-loaded manual trigger, followed by the range-setting mechanism, a screw-adjusted collar which covers a set of vent holes in the breech to control chamber pressure. A series of notches catch a wire run between the legs to set the angle of elevation, and a folding post and notch sight assembly. The marking "L. Gr. Mle 37/No.7723" is present on the right side of the tube. A traverse adjustment screw is installed on the folding bipod.Class: Class III Fine, with 70% of the arsenal matte black finish showing some light handling marks and wear overall. While not tested, the item appears to be in good order. NOTE: This Destructive Device is a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) under the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.


Lot#: 43312099

Luftwaffe Officer's Visor Cap

Luftwaffe Officer's Visor CapConstructed with a dark gray wool crown and a woven black band, this cap is trimmed with silver wire piping, with an embroidered Luftwaffe eagle and cockade on the front, a silver wire chinstrap, and a black/green patent leather visor. The interior is marked "Deutsches/Leder" on the tan leather sweatband, and "Verkaufsabteilung/der Luftwaffe/Berlin SW/Puttkammerstr. 16-18" and "56 1/2" on the golden rayon lining, protected by the sweat diamond. A blued steel wire hoop is installed in the crown for support of the structure.Class: Other Very good, with a small scuff on top of the visor and mild handling marks overall. The sweatband shows some mild staining, and the rubber material in the forehead region is disintegrating.


Lot#: 43311800

Civil War Era Triplett & Scott Carbine

Kentucky Marked Civil War Era Triplett & Scott Breech Loading CarbineThe Triplett & Scott carbines and rifles were manufactured by the Meriden Manufacturing Company in the final two years of the Civil War. Only 3,000 of the rifles and 2,000 of the carbines are estimated to have been produced. The whole 5,000 appear to have been sold on a contract executed on January 2, 1865, to the State of Kentucky for use by the Kentucky home guard troops who were called upon to protect Sherman's supply lines. They were delivered in May after the war had ended. This example was clearly designated for that purpose based on the small "KENTUCKY" stamp on the left side of the breech. The upper tang is marked "TRIPLET & SCOTT/PATENT DEC. 6. 1864", and the left side of the receiver is marked "MERIDEN MAN'FG. CO./MERIDEN. CONN." The carbine has a blade front sight and folding ladder rear sight. The forearm is secured by a screw and a single barrel band. The stock has swivels on the top and bottom and a standard carbine style buttplate.Class: Antique Very good with 20% original blue and case colors mixed with gray and brown patina, patches of mild oxidation, scratches, numerous repetitive scrapes on right and top butt, and small dents throughout the wood along with visible hairline cracks in the wrist (inherent design flaw to this model of carbine) and a faint period on the right side of the butt. Mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43311801

Desirable Gwyn & Campbell Percussion Union Carbine

Civil War Gwyn & Campbell Type II Percussion Union CarbineGwyn & Campbell manufactured around 8,200 of Type I and Type II carbines in 1863 and 1864 in the same factory where they had previously manufactured carbines under the Cosmopolitan Arms Co. name. They are essentially updated version of the Cosmopolitan carbines and were issued to a variety of Midwestern units during the Civil War. This one has the standard markings and features. It is numbered "3658" on the barrel, "3262" on the frame and breechblock, "3876" on the breechblock and lever, and "3705" in the lock inlet (in pencil) and the toe of the buttplate.Class: Antique Fine as assembled, apparently in the period, with 70% plus blue, niter blue and casehardened finish; generally soft markings, some light pitting/oxidation, and minor marks and scratches. The stock is very fine and has a crisp cartouche and inspectors mark, some scattered dents, and a few small flakes. Mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43311802

Civil War Sharps & Hankins Model 1862 Navy Type Carbine

Civil War Sharps & Hankins Model 1862 Navy Type CarbineGovernment records list 6,686 of these carbines purchased for the Navy. Many saw extensive use during the Civil War. The leather cover on the barrel was designed to protect the barrel from the corrosive effects of saltwater. It has a band at the muzzle, blade front sight, adjustable rear sight, screws at the breech, a brass buttplate, and standard Sharps & Hankins markings. "P/HKH" inspector marks are on the left side of frame.Class: Antique Good with the vast majority of the original leather barrel cover remaining, some tears and flaking concentrated on the breech section, gray patina and mild pitting on the exposed steel, aged patina on the brass buttplate, and general marks and scratches. The stock is very good and has some minor scratches and dings, a few dents and divots, and smooth re-oiled finish. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311803

Burnside Rifle Co. Model 1865 Spencer Repeating Carbine

Burnside Rifle Co. Model 1865 Spencer Repeating Carbine34,000 Burnside Rifle Co. Model 1865 Spencer carbines were manufactured beginning late in the Civil War and first delivered early in the post-war era. Nearly all were used to fulfill U.S. Government contracts. This is one of 19,000 fitted with a Stabler cut-off, and it has the standard markings and features. Spencers were one of the most advanced firearms of the Civil War and continued to see use by the U.S. Army, Native American groups, and settlers in the West in the late 19th century.Class: Antique Very good with mostly mottled brown and gray patina some traces of original finish in the protected areas including bright original case colors ahead of the hammer, light oxidation and pitting, scattered marks and scratches, some flakes and chips in the wood, and missing the front barrel band. Mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43311804

Civil War Merrill Percussion Carbine

Civil War Merrill First Model Percussion CarbineManufactured by James H. Merrill of Baltimore and used during the Civil War, this is a first type with a brass patch box and lock marking without an American eagle. The lock plate and breech lever are marked with the serial number, and "54/." is on the inside of the patch box lid. A "USN" cartouche with larger oval border is stamped on the left stock flat by the saddle bar. (Writer does not recall seeing another, so we cannot verify.)Class: Antique Good. The steel has mottled gray and brown patina and mild pitting on the iron, and aged patina is on the brass. There are general marks and scratches throughout and mostly crisp markings. The stock has some scrapes and dents, a hairline crack forming in the left side of the wrist, and faint but legible marking. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311805

U.S. Sharps New Model 1863 Metallic Cartridge Conversion Carbine

U.S. Sharps New Model 1863 Metallic Cartridge Conversion CarbineThis is on of 60,000 New Model 1863 carbines manufactured for use during the Civil War and one of the relatively rare carbines not relined when they were altered for use with the .50-70 government cartridge and refurbished after the war. It has the standard markings and features.Class: Antique Very good as arsenal refurbished with dark refinished blue finish visible on the barrel turning to a plum brown, mottled gray and brown patina on the balance, some of the markings faint or illegible, spots of minor oxidation, and general scrapes and dings on the otherwise fine wood. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311806

N.P. Ames-Wm. Jenks "Mule Ear" Navy Breech Loading Carbine

N.P. Ames-Wm. Jenks "Mule Ear" Navy Breech Loading Percussion CarbineWilliam Jenks received four U.S. Navy contracts for his distinctive "mule ear" carbines and contracted Nathan P. Ames of Springfield, Massachusetts, to manufacture the 4,250 of carbines between 1843 and 1846. Interestingly, this example is dated "1847" and has the small round loading port and no sling swivel (the latter associated with the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service carbines). It is marked "WM JENKS" and "U.S.N./RP/p/1847/CAST-STEEL" ahead of the round loading port, "WM JENKS" and "N.P. AMES/SPRINGFIELD/MASS." on the lock, "3/32" on the bottom of the breech lever, and "357" on the plunger arm.Class: Antique Fair with mild to moderate pitting throughout, gray and brown patina, generally crisp markings, nice aged patina on the brass, light scrapes and dents on the refinished stock, slivers absent and a repaired splice visible on the left side of the rear action tang, and a hairline crack at the tail of the action. Mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43311807

Cased Massachusetts Arms Co. Adams Pocket Model Revolver

Very Fine Cased Massachusetts Arms Co. Adams Patent Pocket Model Double Action Percussion RevolverOnly an estimated 4,500 of these were manufactured from 1857 when Colt's patent expired until 1861. The Adams revolvers were Colt's main competitors in Europe and are credited with preventing Colt from getting entrenched in the English market. Those by Massachusetts Arms Co. in the U.S. initially presented a domestic threat. "MADE FOR ADAM REVOLVING ARMS CO. N.Y./BY MASS. ARMS CO. CHICOPEE FALLS./PATENT/MAY. 3. 1853.JUNE 3.1856.APL.7.1857" is marked on the top strap, and the serial number is marked on the frame, cylinder, and grip. It has cone front and notch rear sights, a loading lever on the left side of the barrel, a sliding safety on the right below the hammer, and a checkered grip with blued steel cap. It comes in an English fitted hardwood case with a combination tool, key, bore rod, lead balls, cap tin, and bullet mold. The flask is absent.Class: Antique Very fine. 85% plus original bright original high polish blue finish remains. There is some light oxidation primarily concentrated on the front and rear of the cylinder. The grip is excellent and has crisp checkering and only minor handling and storage type marks. Mechanically excellent. The case is very good with moderate wear, including some tears of the lining and cracks in the interior. The accessories are fine.


Lot#: 43311808

Civil War U.S. Navy Model 1861 Percussion Signal Pistol

Scarce Civil War U.S. Navy Model 1861 Percussion Signal PistolThis is one of the estimated 1,000 Navy Model 1861 Signal Pistols manufactured at the U.S. Naval Yard, Washington, D.C. The design of this signal pistol is similar to the Army Model 1861 except that the barrel is cast integral with the right side. It used the Coston Light System which did not propel the flare into the air. The flare burned while affixed to the pistol, which acted as the igniter and receptacle for it. All brass construction except for the small parts. The frame halves are stamped with the number "36." There are no visible Naval Yard or inspection markings.Class: Other Fine with attractively aged patina throughout the brass frame, dark brown patina and mild pitting on the iron fittings, and minor marks and scratches throughout. The left side plate exhibits some jagged pry marks at the frame juncture visible from bottom, mostly around the trigger. Mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43311809

Civil War Star Model 1858 Army Double Action Percussion Revolver

Fine U.S. Inspected Civil War Star Arms Co. Model 1858 Army Double Action Percussion RevolverThe Starr Model 1858 and Model 1863 revolvers as a group were the third most widely used revolvers by the Union forces during the Civil War. Around 23,000 of these Model 1858 Army revolvers were manufactured in the late 1850s and early 1860s; most were sold to the U.S. government. It has the standard maker's markings, small inspection marks, two script inspector cartouches, and matching serial numbers on the barrel, front of the frame, cylinder, hammer, hammer slot, grip straps, and grip.Class: Antique Fine overall with 40% original bright blue finish, brown and gray patina on the balance, some light pitting, general marks and scratches, and distinct markings. The grip is also fine with crisp cartouche, and numerous scattered dings overall Mechanically functions other than the trigger reset spring is weak which require some manual assistance to function.


Lot#: 43311810

Remington New Model Army Percussion Revolver

Fine Martially Inspected Civil War Remington New Model Army Percussion RevolverAn estimated 122,000 Remington New Model Army revolvers were manufactured in 1863-1875. Most of the Civil War era revolvers were manufactured under contract with the U.S. Ordnance Department. They were the second most widely issued revolvers by the Union and remained in use even after the war. This U.S. contract revolver standard markings and features. The matching serial number is on the barrel and frame, but the cylinder is numbered "1409."Class: Antique Fine with 40% original blue finish, mostly smooth brown patina on the balance, and some minor oxidation. The grips are also fine and have some minor marks and dings, a few small chips at the lower edges, and a crisp cartouche. The mainspring has been replaced with a longer folded spring. Mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43311811

Rogers & Spencer Army Model Percussion Revolver

U.S. Civil War Contract Rogers & Spencer Army Model Percussion RevolverOne of 5,000 Rogers & Spencer Army revolvers manufactured under contract for the U.S. Government in early 1865 and delivered too late for use in the Civil War.Class: Antique Very fine with 75% plus blue finish, mild scratches and nicks, gray and brown patina on the faded areas, chips and a crack on the otherwise fine grips, and crisp inspectors markings throughout. Mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43311812

U.S. Inspected Remington New Model Army Percussion Revolver

U.S. Inspected Remington New Model Army Percussion RevolverThe grip frame and grips are numbered "90230," but the barrel is numbered "74385." Otherwise, the revolver has the standard markings and features of the over 100,000 New Model Army revolvers used in the Civil War.Class: Antique Fine as rebarreled (see above) 50% original blue finish remains, and the balance has brown patina, scratches and marks, and some light oxidation. The brass has aged patina. The grips have some minor chips at the lower edges and some dents and scratches. The cylinder does not always rotate properly, and the cylinder pin is frozen.


Lot#: 43311813

Burnside Rifle Co. U.S. Contract Model 1865 Spencer Repeating Ca

Burnside Rifle Co. U.S. Contract Model 1865 Spencer Repeating Carbine34,000 Burnside Rifle Co. Model 1865 Spencer carbines were manufactured beginning late in the Civil War and first delivered early in the post-war era. Nearly all were used to fulfill U.S. Government contracts. This is one of 19,000 fitted with a Stabler cut-off, and it has the standard markings and features. The buttstock also has modern added "Pvt. J.L. RAND/Co. B. 7th CAVALRY" markings on the right, "kill notches" and "C" on the comb, and a carving of a panther and mountains on the left. No research or documentation is available on the aforementioned decoration/inscription.Class: Antique Fine with 50% original blue finish, 40% original case colors, patches of mild pitting and oxidation, scattered scratches and cleaning marks, and crisp markings. The period incised carved wood is very good and has smooth oiled finish, minor scratches and dings, and a couple minor chips. Mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43311814

Civil War Greene Patent Underhammer Breech Loading Percussion Ri

Civil War Greene Patent Underhammer Breech Loading Percussion RifleAround 1,500 of these rifles were manufactured for the U.S. contracts in addition to 3,000 for a Russian contract in 1859 to the early 1860s. These are considered to be the first bolt action firearms adopted by the U.S. Ordnance Dept. and are also the only U.S. contract weapons to use an underhammer system. It also has Charles Lancaster's distinctive oval rifling. The design was patented by Lieutenant Colonel James Durrell Greene of the 5th Massachusetts Militia (brevet brigadier general during the Civil War in the 17th United States Regular Infantry) and manufactured at Asa H. Water's armory in Millbury, Mass. Some were reportedly used at the Battle of Antietam by the Massachusetts militia, and the distinctive Greene cartridges with the powder ahead of the bullet have been recovered from that battlefield. It has a bayonet stud/blade front sight, notch and folding ladder rear sight, "GREENE'S PATENT/NOV. 17 1857." on the upper tang, the serial number on the bottom of the bolt, and no visible government markings.Class: Antique Fine overall with 60% original blue and niter blue finish mixed with brown patina and some slight oxidation, original case colors visible on the hammer, mild dents in the stock, and light marks and scratches throughout. The bolt is tight (due to gummed up old grease), but it is mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43311815

William Mason/New Jersey Contract Model 1861 Rifle-Musket

Civil War William Mason/New Jersey Contract Marked Model 1861 Percussion Rifle-MusketStandard Model 1861 markings and sights. Dated "1863" on the lock and barrel. Includes a correct leather sling. The stock has "AB" carved into the left flat ahead of the cartouches.Class: Antique Very good with light spotting and pitting and some gray patina forming on the otherwise bright surfaces. Some of the screws will not readily tighten down fully, the barrel bands rest on top of the retaining springs, and the upper sling swivel has a modified pin. The stock is fine and has some slight flakes and scattered scratches and dings. Mechanically fine. The sling is fair but solid.


Lot#: 43311816

Frank Wesson Two-Trigger Single Shot Rifle

Frank Wesson Two-Trigger Single Shot RifleThis is the first type of Frank Wesson's "Two-Trigger" and was manufactured around 1859-1864. It is the military carbine version and has a block mounted blade front sight, two leaf rear sight, sling swivel base on the bottom of the barrel, patent marked link on the right side, no extractor, flat top comb buttstock, hole for rear sling swivel at the tail of the trigger guard, and a carbine type buttplate. The full matching serial number is on the left side of the barrel, inside of the action, and the trigger guard, and the matching partial serial number "525" is stamped on the inside of the buttplate and written in pencil on the butt.Class: Antique Good with bright original nickel on the buttplate and trigger guard, traces of original finish elsewhere and primarily light gray and brown patina and minor marks and scratches. The lightly sanded stock is also good and has smooth re-oiled finish and some light scratches and dings. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311817

Fine Horstmann & Son American Foot Officer Sword with Scabbard

Very Fine Horstmann & Son American Foot Officer Sword with ScabbardMeasuring 38 inches in overall length, this sword features a fine 32 inch double fuller blade with sharp etching, showing vine work along the spine, scrollwork and martial/patriotic motifs on both sides, and the Horstmann address in 3 etched lines above the right ricasso. The hilt is gilt-finished brass, with pierced-through vine work and "U.S." between the knuckle bows, laurel wreath on the pommel, and a sharkskin grip with brass wire wrap. With an numbered blue steel/gilt brass scabbard, showing oak leaf decoration on the suspension bands.Class: Other Very fine with some light spotting on the otherwise excellent blade, sharp etching, over 70% of the gilt hilt finish with a well aged patina on the exposed brass and mild handling marks, and some bright patches and spotting on the scabbard with 80% original brown finish.


Lot#: 43311818

Rare U.S. Contract Ames Model 1852 Naval Officer's Sword

Rare U.S. Contract Ames Model 1852 Naval Officer's SwordA rare example of one of 500 Pattern of 1852 Naval Officer's Swords purchased by the Navy Board of Commissioners from the N.P. Ames Co. in 1852 to outfit the 487 officers on the Navy Register. The sword has a slightly curved, 27 1/2 inch, blade with eight-inch false edge and two fullers. The obverse of the blade is decorated with acid etched and dry wire engraved floral decorations, a circle of stars, fouled anchor and shield and stand of arms and colors. The reverse is etched with floral decorations intertwined with a running line, "USN" in a banner, a fouled anchor and an eagle with half sunburst atop a naval cannon. "AMES MFG./CHICOPEE, MASS." is etched on the obverse ricasso. The reverse ricasso is stamped with a "P" proofmark over the initials "R.B.H." (inspecting officer Robert B. Hancock U.S.N.). The date of inspection "1852" is stamped on the obverse. The sword has fish skin grip wrapped with twisted brass wire and a gilded brass hilt. The Phrygian pattern pommel top features a cast eagle surrounded by thirteen stars in relief. The knuckle-bow is decorated with a dolphin head at the junction with the pommel, and the single branch guard features a spray of oak leaves with a ribbon bearing the raised letters "USN". The quillion terminates above the blade in a dolphin head. The 500 Pattern 1852 Naval Officer's Swords purchased from Ames in 1852 were the only inspected and dated officer's swords ever purchased by the U.S. Navy. Surviving examples are scarce in any condition.Class: Other Very fine. The blade is in very fine overall condition. Wear is limited to a few very minor spots of surface discoloration on the ricasso near the leather washer and on the tip of the blade above the engraving. The engraving and decoration on the reverse of the blade shows very little wear and remains in excellent condition. The engraving and decoration on the opposite side of the blade has faded slightly but remains in very fine condition. The gold-plated hilt is in excellent condition and retains 95% of the original gold-plated finish. The fish skin grip and twisted wire wrap are all original and in excellent condition. The sword is missing the scabbard. This is a very fine example of a rare and historically significant U.S. Contract Ames Model 1852 Naval Officer's Sword.


Lot#: 43311819

Civil War U.S. Contract Sharps New Model 1863 Percussion Rifle

Civil War U.S. Contract Sharps New Model 1863 Percussion RifleOnly 6,150 New Model 1863 rifles with front sights doubling as bayonet lugs were manufactured (C,30000-C,40000 range) compared to over 60,000 New Model 1863 carbines making them a desirable Sharps variation. It has the standard markings and features, including a pair of inspector cartouches, and a "DFC" cartridge conversion one in addition.Class: Antique Very good as assembled with a mix of faded original blue finish, applied artificial brown visible around front barrel band, and brown patina along the balance of barrel; vibrant case colors on the replaced buttplate and patch box, vibrant niter blue on the screws for the buttplate and patch box, subtle original case colors on most of the other components, some areas of mild pitting, and general marks and scratches. The later replacement wood is very fine and has scattered surface scratches and dings, slight slivers absent below the lock, and distinct cartouches. Mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43311820

U.S. Springfield Joslyn Breech Loading Rifle with Bayonet

U.S. Springfield Joslyn Breech Loading Rifle with BayonetThe Joslyn rifle was the first breech loading metallic cartridge rifle manufactured at a U.S. national armory. 3,007 were assembled in January to June of 1865 utilizing breech units supplied by the Joslyn Firearms Company. 1,600, including this one, were converted for the .50-70 Government cartridge and reassembled with little regard to matching numbers and sold to the French during the Franco-Prussian War. Most of those were later sporterized making .50-70 rifles like this scarce. It has standard Civil War era rifle-musket sights, "M/203" on top of the breechblock, "M/2442" on the upper tang, "1864" and "U.S./SPRINGFIELD" on the lock, and a "US" socket bayonet.Class: Antique Very good with mostly bright metal, light silver gray patina visible on the breechblock and lock plate assembly, some areas of light spotting/pitting, some dents in the wood, faint hairline crack at the tail of the lock, and general minor marks and scratches. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311821

Springfield Model 1863 Percussion Rifle-Musket with Bayonet

Civil War U.S. Springfield Model 1863 Percussion Rifle-Musket Dated 1863 with Bayonet273,265 of these rifle-muskets were manufactured c. 1863 as part of the effort to arm the Union Army. This example has the standard markings and features and includes a "US" marked socket bayonet.Class: Antique Fair with mottled artificial gray and brown patina, mild pitting, and general marks and scratches. The refinished stock is good and has smooth finish, small dents and scratches, and partially faded cartouches. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311822

Bridesburg Model 1861 Percussion Rifle-Musket with Bayonet

Alfred Jenks & Son "Bridesburg" Model 1861 Percussion Rifle-Musket with BayonetThese rifle-muskets were manufactured for the Union during the Civil War but are most famous for their use by the Fenian Brotherhood during their ineffective raids into Canada. It has generally standard markings and features and is dated "1863" on the lock and barrel. There is a small "C.S.W.' inspection mark in an unusual spot on the top edge of the stock near the breech.Class: Antique Good with fairly bright surfaces on the barrel, bayonet, and most of the furniture along with some light pitting, darker patina and mild pitting on the lock, and general marks and scratches. The stock is fair with some small chips, a nicely executed large repair at the top of the wrist between the lock and barrel tang, "XXII" cut into the right side of the butt, and mild scrapes and dents. Mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43311823

Needham Conversion Jenks Bridesburg 1861

Two Conversion Rifle-Muskets with Bayonets -A) Needham Conversion of a Alfred Jenks & Son "Bridesburg" Model 1861 Rifle-MusketTwo Conversion Rifle-Muskets with Bayonets -A) Needham Conversion of a Alfred Jenks & Son "Bridesburg" Model 1861 Rifle-MusketThese Needham conversions were originally Alfred Jenks & Son "Bridesburg" rifle-muskets manufactured for the Union during the Civil War and were actually used twice by the Fenians in their attempted invasions of Canada, once as muzzle loaders and again as breechloaders. This one has the distinctive two piece stock with a "V" at the joint under the middle barrel band said to differentiate those Needhams actually used by the Fenians from those assembled afterwards. The lock is dated "1862" behind the hammer. It has the standard markings and features. A "US/15" marked socket bayonet is included.Manufacture: BridesburgModel: NeedhamBBL: 37 1/4 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 58 RFFinish: brightGrips: Serial Number: NSNClass: Antique Condition: Fair with mild to moderate pitting throughout, generally crisp markings, moderate overall where including dings and scrapes on the wood and metal, and a few chips in the otherwise fine stock. Mechanically fine.B) Meriden Manufacturing Co. Miller Cartridge Conversion Model 1861 Rifle-MusketOnly around 2,000 of these Miller conversions were completed by the Meriden Manufacturing Co. in 1865-1867. Some are known to have been in the Maryland and New York militia arsenals in the 1870s and 1880s. Like most of the known conversions, this one started out as a standard Parkers', Snow & Co. Model 1861 percussion rifle-musket which is not surprising given that company also operated out of Meriden, Connecticut. It retains most of the original Civil War era markings and features and is dated "1863" on the lock and has the standard William and George Miller patented breechblock and extractor.Manufacture: Meriden Firearms Co Model: MillerBBL: 31 1/2 inch roundStock: walnutGauge: 58 RFFinish: brightGrips: Serial Number: NSNClass: Antique Condition: Good with mottled gray patina, light pitting, some chips and dents in the sanded and varnished wood, and some faint cracks. Mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43311824

Colt Model 1855 10 Gauge Percussion Revolving Shotgun

Scarce Colt Deluxe Model 1855 10 Gauge Percussion Revolving ShotgunColt only manufactured approximately 1,100 revolving shotguns split between 10 and 20 gauge between 1860 and 1863. These were also known as the Colt New Model Revolving Shotguns and are in basic design an enlarged version of the Colt Model 1855 Pocket revolvers. Most were fitted with 27 inch barrels, but this one has a rarer 30 inch barrel. It also features a brass bead front sight, "H. JACOBS" stamp on top at the breech end of the barrel (likely a prior owner or possibly a retailer), "COL. COLT HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A." in the top strap groove, "COLT'S PATENT/+/NOV. 24TH 1857." on the left side of the frame, "PATENTED SEPT. 10TH 1850." in one of the cylinder flutes, matching serial numbers visible on the buttplate at the toe and the bottom of the action, smooth forearm with brass cap and nickel-silver wedge escutcheons, and checkered shotgun buttstock (checkered wrists were standard on .75 caliber/10 gauge shotguns). A cleaning rod extension and worm are contained in the butt in a compartment with a screw on lid.Class: Antique Very good, with traces of original blue finish primarily on the left side of the frame and otherwise dark brown patina and oxidation on the metal, some faint markings, mild scratches, scattered minor dents on the otherwise very good wood, and distinct but somewhat smoothed checkering. Mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43311825

Colt First Model 1855 Revolving Percussion Sporting Rifle

Colt First Model 1855 Revolving Percussion Sporting RifleManufactured circa 1856-1864. Part of a line of revolver-type long arms which enjoyed some success, but in many ways was ahead of its time. According to "The Book of Colt Firearms" by Wilson, only 1,000 Colt First Model 1855 Sporting Rifles were manufactured and only 300 were manufactured in this configuration. The top barrel flat near the breech is marked "{COLT'S PT./1856}{ADDRESS COL. COLT/HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.}" The cylinder is roll engraved with the deer and hunter scene and marked "COLT'S PATENT./No 420/SPORTING RIFLE". The matching serial number is marked on the bottom of the frame, trigger guard tang, loading lever and on the toe of the buttplate. Brass blade front and single leaf folding rear sight, no bayonet provisions, and cleaning rod attached to the left side of the frame and barrel. The oiling device normally found on the left side of the barrel lug is absent. Trigger guard with two spur projections, casehardened frame, hammer and loading lever; blue remaining metal parts, and mounted with a smooth nicely figured straight grip walnut stock with a crescent buttplate.Class: Antique Very good. The metal surfaces have a mottled brown and gray patina with some minor oxidation on the barrel and a few minor dings on the cylinder. The cylinder scene is not visible, and the serial number and part of the word "SPORTING" are visible. The marking on the barrel flat is sharp and clear. The fine highly figured stock shows some scattered minor dents, dings and scratches. Mechanically fine. The oiler and mounting brackets on left forward frame are absent.


Lot#: 43311826

Exceptional and Rare Colt Paterson Model 1839 Shotgun

Exceptional and Rare Colt Paterson Model 1839 ShotgunThis is an exceptional original example of a Colt Model 1839 Revolving Shotgun that was manufactured at Samuel Colt's Paterson, New Jersey, factory c. 1839-1841. The total production of the Model 1839 Shotgun is estimated to be approximately 225 guns. The shotgun has a round,16 gauge barrel, massive, six-shot, round shoulder cylinder, flared recoil shield, steel scroll trigger guard and crescent steel buttplate. The barrel has a steel pin front sight. The rear sight has been removed and the dove-tail filled with a fitted lead blank. The barrel is Damascus, the cylinder, recoil shield and tang are blued and the hammer, frame, trigger guard and buttplate are casehardened. The stock is straight grain American walnut with a varnish finish. The cylinder has an elaborate roll-engraved scene that features three panels depicting: (1) a Native American hunter, (2) an American Eagle with shield and (3) a deer hunting scene. The right side of the barrel lug is roll-stamped: "-Patent Arms M'g. Co. Paterson, N.J. - Colt's Pt.-" with the 'snake and star' motif at either end. The serial number is visible on: (1) the wedge, (2) rear face of the barrel lug, (3) cylinder turning ring, (4) face of the recoil shield, and (5) toe of the buttplate. The Colt Model 1839 Shotgun is one of the rarest Colt longarms. Examples are rarely offered for sale.Class: Antique Exceptionally fine. This rare revolving Colt Model 1839 Paterson shotgun is all original. The cylinder has 85% plus of the original high polish blue finish, with limited high point wear. The elaborate cylinder scene is lightly engraved but nearly all intact. The percussion nipples are free from flash pitting. The receiver/recoil shield and tang have 70% of the high polish blue finish. The case colors on the hammer, trigger guard, lower tang and buttplate have aged to a smooth, silver-gray with scattered age spotting. The Damascus pattern on the barrel has silvered with fading finish on the muzzle end and stronger finish toward the breech. The barrel lug has a smooth silver-gray patina with scattered age spotting and sharp Colt legend. The stock is in fine good overall condition with nearly all of the varnish finish intact; wear is limited to a few scattered and insignificant handling marks. The original rear sight has been removed; the blank in the dovetail appears to be a period alteration. The action is crisp and fully functional. This is an exceptional example of one of the rarest Colt longarms. Provenance: Robert M. Lee Collection.


Lot#: 43311827

"US" Marked Colt Model 1860 Army Richards-Mason Revolver

Exceptional Documented "US" Marked Colt Model 1860 Army Richards Conversion Revolver Formerly in the William M. Locke CollectionTotal production of these U.S. Richards conversions is estimated at around 1,200, and any example in high condition is very hard to find, especially the exceptionally scarce U.S. contract revolvers like this one. These conversions are important pieces in the evolution of Colt firearms and bridge the gap between the iconic percussion revolvers that established Colt as the name associated with revolvers and the Single Action Army revolver that became the most iconic handgun in history. The Richards conversion was patented by Assistant Superintendent Charles Brinckerhoff Richards at Colt in July 1871. He also patented the design for the Colt Cloverleaf House Model that same year and worked alongside William Mason, the superintendent, in designing the famous Single Action Army. This revolver has the mixed numbers and government inspection markings associated with the Richards conversion revolvers for the U.S. government. This exact revolver is pictured on page 140 of "The William M. Locke Collection" by Frank Sellers (incorrectly listed as a Richards-Mason). Existing revolvers from multiple government arsenals were shipped back to Colt for these conversions. The conversion consisted of shaving 3/16 of an inch off of the recoil shield to accommodate the installation of the Richards breech plate which has an integral notch rear sight, a loading gate, and a rebounding firing pin. The recoil shield was also machined to provide a straight channel for the loading and ejecting of cartridges. The hammer was ground flat to properly strike the firing pin. The barrel was machined to accept the Richards ejector assembly which is secured by a screw and an extension that fills in the original loading lever channel. This example has the standard First Model Richards Conversion loading gate that has an internal coil spring and features a German silver blade front sight, "-ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA-" on top of the barrel, "US" by the wedge screw, standard "COLTS/PATENT" marking on the frame which was originally cut for use with a shoulder stock, naval battle roll scene and "AP" marking on the cylinder, "A" and "H" sub-inspection marks on the trigger guard, "G" and "6" near the toe of the front strap on the left, recoil shield/breech plate with integral notch rear sight, borderless knurling on the hammer spur, "T" sub-inspection mark on the top of the back strap, and a smooth walnut grip with Orville W. Ainsworth cartouche. Ainsworth also famously inspected the first Single Action Army revolvers which included those issued to Custer's 7th Cavalry, and these conversion revolvers were also used in the Indian Wars of the post-Civil War era. Matching conversion serial numbers "78" are marked on the ejector, barrel (twice), wedge, cylinder, frame, and trigger guard. The other numbers are: "84599" on the barrel, "1950" on the cylinder pin, "57590" on the trigger guard, "118760/332" on the back strap, "70" on the recoil shield and loading gate, and "332" in the replacement back strap inlet of the grip. The original serial number on the frame was removed when the frame was converted and refurbished, but faint traces of it can be seen upon close inspection. The conversion assembly number was stamped directly on the location of the original number. Those revolvers that retained original serial numbers had the assembly number shifted below.Class: Antique Exceptionally fine as arsenal refurbished overall with 80% casehardened finish which retains vibrant colors, 85% plus blue finish, light muzzle and edge wear, patches of light gray and brown patina and some slight oxidation, the vast majority of the rich niter blue on the trigger, 90% plus silver plating on the trigger guard/front strap with mild fading at the edges and light aged patina, and some scattered light scratches and marks. The grip is fine and has a partially faded but clearly legible cartouche, minor edge wear, and some minor scratches and dings. It remains mechanically excellent. This is easily one of the finest U.S. Contract First Model Richards Conversion Colt Model 1860 Army revolvers in existence and should be destined for a prized position in one of the finest collections of Colt firearms as it already has been before.


Lot#: 43311828

Gustave Young Engraved Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver

Factory Engraved Colt Model 18 Pocket Percussion RevolverThis beautiful revolver was manufactured in 1853 and features very fine Germanic scroll and floral engraving with stippled backgrounds and a wolf head design on the hammer engraved by Gustave Young. A dog's head is to the left of the wedge on the left side of the barrel, and an eagle head is also below the hammer screw on the left. A group of six dots are located on the back of the hammer; each dot represents a ten hour day of work. Young first started working for Colt just one year earlier and remained Colt's contractor for engraving into the mid-1860s. The barrel has a round post front sight and presentation style "Saml Colt" hand engraved with light flourishes at either end. "COLTS/PATENT" is hand engraved within a banner on the left side of the frame. The back strap had a panel left plain for an inscription to be added, and the initials "DK AK" were later crudely inscribed. "DK" is also inscribed by the trigger. The cylinder has the standard stagecoach scene. All of the serial numbers match, including the grip in the back strap inlet, and the "center punch" mark used to denote factory engraving is by the main numbers. The grip has a piano varnished finish and attractive figure. The Model 18 Pocket was Colt's most popular percussion revolver and helped firmly establish his name as synonymous with handguns.Class: Antique Fine with 75% of the original silver plating remaining on the grip frame, very dark brown patina visible on the barrel and cylinder, (some minute traces of blue) grey and brown patina on the frame, aged patina on the exposed brass, mild oxidation and pitting, and moderate overall wear including some deformation on the upper left of the back strap. Most of the markings and engraving remain distinct. The grip is very good and has moderate handling and storage wear, some subtle figure, and some minor scratches and dings. Mechanically needs work as the cylinder does not rotate when the hammer is retracted. This is a solid representative example of Gustave Young's work for Colt and a fine representative of his distinctive style.


Lot#: 43311829

Cased Colt Model 1855/New Model 6A Root Percussion Revolver

Cased London Colt Model 1855/New Model 6A "Root" Percussion RevolverThe "Root", as it is commonly known, was the only solid frame percussion revolver Colt manufactured. The Model 6A is one of the rarer variations. This one was manufactured in 1864 and has a brass post front sight, "ADDRESS COL. COLT/NEW-YORK U.S.A." barrel address, British proof and view marks, the stagecoach cylinder scene, and matching serial numbers on the barrel, cylinder, and butt. It comes in hardwood case with a London addressed label with "DIRECTIONS FOR USING/COLT'S NEW MODEL PISTOLS, RIFLES, CARBINES, AND SHOT GUNS," bore rod, Eley Bros. cap tin, L-shaped combination tool, blued Colt patent bullet mold, oiler, Dixon & Sons bag shaped powder flask, bullets, and a key.Class: Antique Fine with 30% plus original blue finish, traces of original case colors, gray and brown patina on the faded areas, mild scratches and dings, light oxidation, and some edge wear and rub marks on the otherwise fine grip. Mechanically needs work: the trigger has to be manually reset. The case is very good with a fine original interior label, moderate storage wear including some cracking. The accessories are fine and have mostly storage type wear.


Lot#: 43311830

Colt "Texas Paterson" No. 5 Percussion Revolver

Rare Documented Colt "Texas Paterson" No. 5 Percussion Revolver with Loading LeverManufactured from 1838 to 1840. The revolver has the distinctive flared walnut grip, an Ehlers loading lever and the rounded back 5-shot cylinder featuring the stagecoach scene. The top barrel flat is marked "- Patent Arms No.. Co. Paterson, N.J. Colt's Pt." reading from the breech to the muzzle with the "snake and star" marking on each end. The matching serial number "818" is stamped on the butt, barrel lug below the cylinder pin hole, cylinder (rear) and wedge. The No. 5 was the most popular Colt Paterson revolver. The Ordnance Department purchased 150 No. 5 revolvers in 1840 for issue to the U.S. Navy; 100 of these revolvers were shipped to the Pacific Squadron. The Republic of Texas purchased 180 No. 5 revolvers with nine inch barrels. Some of these revolvers were issued to the Texas Rangers commanded by Jack Hays in his fight with the Comanche Indians that was subsequently depicted on the cylinders of the Colt Walker and Dragoon revolvers. The Texas Model Paterson is the most desirable of all the rare and highly collectable Colt Paterson revolvers. This revolver is pictured on page 147 of "The Paterson Colt Book" by R.L. Wilson.Class: Antique Very good. The barrel retains 25% original blue finish and the frame retains traces of original case colors, otherwise a smooth gray patina mixed with some minor pitting. Most of the cylinder scene remains. The professionally restored grip is good with a few minor dings and high edge wear. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311831

Very Fine Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver

Very Fine Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion RevolverThis is a very fine original example of a Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver that was manufactured in 1866. The top barrel flat is marked with the one line New York, U.S. America address, "COLTS/PATENT" is marked on the left side of the frame, and "36 CAL" on the left trigger guard shoulder. The matching serial number is marked on the barrel, frame, trigger guard and back strap. The cylinder is roll engraved with the naval battle scene and marked "COLTS PATENT No 1721". Blue barrel and cylinder, casehardened frame and hammer, and silver plated brass trigger guard and back strap. Fitted with a smooth one piece varnished walnut grip. The Model 1851 Navy was carried to the West by the thousands of men and women seeking their fortunes through cattle, mining, or theft after the Civil War.Class: Antique Very fine. The barrel retains 90% bright original blue finish with scattered minor scratches and some edge wear. The cylinder has 25% blue with the balance a smooth gray patina with patches of smooth dark brown. The cylinder scene is nearly all visible. 60% original bright case colors remain on the frame, hammer and loading lever. 20% of the age darkened silver plating remains, mainly in protected areas, and the exposed brass has a pleasant aged patina. The exceptionally fine grip retains most of the original varnish and shows some mild lower edge wear and overall some scattered minor dings and dents. The markings are clear. The action is tight.


Lot#: 43311832

Scarce Colt Sheriff's Model 1878 Double Action Revolver, Letter

Scarce Documented Colt Sheriff's Model 1878 Double Action Ejectorless Revolver with Factory LetterManufactured in 1905 with a desirable 4 inch barrel lacking an ejector. The factory letter lists this revolver with a 4 inch barrel in .45 caliber, blue finish, and type of stocks not listed when shipped to Chas. J. Godfrey Co. of New York City on August 19, 1905, as part of a 39 gun shipment. The cylinder is numbered to a different gun ("681"). Matching assembly number "21" on loading gate and grip frame.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Fine, retaining 50% plus bright original high polish blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. The cylinder has some minor pitting mixed with mild spotting. The grips are also fine showing some high edge wear, some minor handling marks, and crisp checkering overall. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311833

Colt Model 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver, Pearl Grips

Colt Model 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver with Pearl GripsManufactured in 1907. The barrel has the two-line Hartford address on top and "COLT D.A. 38" on the left side, frame has the three-line patent dates marking on the left side, and matching numbers on frame, trigger guard, and grip straps. Colt "star" rework/refurbish mark is visible on right rear trigger bow.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Fine as factory refinished (see above), retaining 70% original blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. The front sight is modified to a bead style. The frame retains 30% vivid original case colors in and around the protected areas. The replacement grips are fine with minimal handling evidence and highly attractive color. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311834

Etched Barrel Panel Colt Sheriff's Model 1877 Lightning

Etched Barrel Panel Colt Sheriff's Model 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver with Factory LetterManufactured in 1880. The accompanying factory letter (photocopy) lists this revolver with a 2 1/2 inch barrel in .38 caliber and type of stocks not listed when it was shipped to Hartley & Graham, New York City on July 10, 1880. The top of the barrel is marked with the two-line address, the left side has the scarce etched panel "COLT. D.A. 38," and the left side of the frame is marked with the three line, three patent dates. Matching serial numbers are on the frame, cylinder and both grip straps.Class: Antique Very good. The revolver retains 25% original blue finish and traces of original case colors in the protected areas with the balance a mix of smooth brown and gray patinas. There is some cold blue touch up and file-like marks on the back strap. The etched panel is legible. The grip is also very good showing some high edge wear, some minor dings and crisp checkering overall. Mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43311835

Remington Mode 1875 Single Action Army Revolver

Remington Model 1875 Single Action RevolverOnly approximately 25,000 Model 1875s were manufactured between 1875 and 1889. This one has smooth bone grips and otherwise standard markings and features. There are no visible caliber markings suggesting .44 Remington. The sides of the "web" are hand marked "B. Gamble."Class: Antique Fine with 60% plus original nickel plating, light gray and brown patina along with some slight pitting on the exposed steel, and a spot on the right side of the frame between the loading gate and top of the grip where another marking has been rubbed off. The slightly undersized grips are fine with small chips, age cracks, and attractively aged tones. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311836

U.S. Inspected Remington New Model Army Percussion Revolver

U.S. Inspected Civil War Remington New Model Army Percussion RevolverThis revolver is a very nice standard example of the U.S. contract Remington New Model Army revolvers which were the second most widely used revolvers during the Civil War and also saw use on the frontier in the post-war era. It has the standard markings and features. The left grips are numbered to another gun.Class: Antique Fine with 50% plus original blue finish remains with most of the finish loss from cold blue touch-up on the cylinder which displays mottled gray and brown patina, minor marks and scratches, and a sliver absent from the heel of the right grip. The mainspring has been repaired and shimmed, but the action remains mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43311837

Merwin, Hulbert & Co. Pocket Army Single Action Revolver

Merwin, Hulbert & Co. Open Top Pocket Army Single Action RevolverManufactured circa 1876 into the 1880s, this Merwin, Hulbert & Co. Pocket Army single action revolver features a round barrel, fluted cylinder and bird's head butt. The serial number is on the left side of the butt ahead of the lanyard hole, and the matching assembly number "3156" is marked on the left side of the grip frame, barrel lug, back of the cylinder, and the cylinder pin and faintly hand marked on the inside of the right grip. The barrel has the Hopkins & Allen address and the patent markings on the left side and an integral rounded blade front sight. The frame has an integral notch rear sight period non-factory installed and an added notched rear sight blade, "CALIBRE/WINCHESTER" followed by "1873" on the left side, and "MERWIN, HULBERT & CO. N.Y./POCKET ARMY" on the right side.Class: Antique Fine with 80% original nickel plating, traces of original case colors on the hammer and trigger guard, some gray and brown patina on the balance, mild scratches and dings, mild aging and some flat spots on the grips, and generally crisp checkering and markings. Mechanically functions fine, but the hammer spring is weak.


Lot#: 43311838

Colt Model 1877 Lightning Revolver, Nickel, 1899

Colt Model 1877 Lightning Double Action RevolverManufactured in 1899. Blade front and notch rear sights, with the two-line address on top and "COLT. D.A. 38" on the left side. The frame is marked with three line patent dates, circled Rampant Colt, and "155" assembly number on the loading gate. Matching numbers are present on the grip straps and cylinder. Fitted with checkered bird's head grips with Rampant Colt imprints.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Very fine, with 75% plus of the original nickel finish, showing some flaking concentrated along the edges, some light scuffs, and a small amount of spotting and bubbling. Strong and bright niter blue finish is present on the hammer and trigger. The grips are very good, with a few dents and flat spots. Mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43311839

Colt Model 1878 Frontier Double Action Revolver

Colt Model 1878 Frontier Double Action RevolverManufactured in 1888. Two-line barrel address (faint) and matching assembly number "735" on the grip frame and loading gate.Class: Antique Very good. 20% of original blue finish remain in and around the protected areas with the balance a mottled brown-gray patina. There is some scattered minor pitting. The grips are fine with a few moderate handling marks and crisp checkering overall. Mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43311840

Remington Model 1875 Single Action Revolver

Very Fine Remington Model 1875 Single Action Revolver in Desirable .44-40 W.C.F.While limited in production to only approximately 25,000 revolvers in 1875-1889, many of these "Improved Army" or "Frontier Army" revolvers saw hard use in the hands of Native Americans, settlers, and lawmen in the West making high condition examples like this one very scarce. The Model 1875 was Remington's answer to the Colt Single Action Army and is a solid firearm with fewer main components than Colt's revolver, but it simply suffered in the famous "Peacemaker's" shadow. The left grip is marked "44" near the butt, and "1312" is stamped and another non-matching number are written in pencil on the inside of each grip. The bottom of the grips have "4" (left) and "K" (right) hand cut at the heel. The left side of the grip frame is marked "14227" and "142." "142" is on the back of the cylinder, and "22" is visible on the loading gate arm. The barrel has the standard one-line address.Class: Antique Very fine with 85% plus original nickel plating, minor scratches and dings, mild wear at the muzzle and raised edges, and some flaking on the back strap. The grips are very good and have minor marks and scratches, a couple of small chips, and mild edge wear. The hammer will drop from the half-cock notch if the trigger is pulled stoutly, but it otherwise mechanically functions fine.


Lot#: 43311841

Remington Model 1875 Single Action Revolver

Very Fine Remington Model 1875 Single Action RevolverApproximately 25,000 Model 1875s were manufactured between 1875 and 1889. It has the one-line Ilion barrel address, and lacks a caliber marking. The serial number is marked on the left side of the grip frame and both grip panels. The Model 1875 Single Action revolver was Remington's attempt to compete with the Colt Single Action Army. Many of these revolvers saw hard use in the Old West, and high conditioned examples such as this revolver are difficult to find.Class: Antique Very fine. The revolver retains 70% plus original nickel finish with the balance a smooth gray patina. The grips are fine with a majority of the varnish, some minor handling marks, a couple small missing surface chips, and high edge wear. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311600

Excellent Early U.S. World War II Springfield M1 Garand

Excellent Early U.S. World War II Springfield M1 Garand Semi-Automatic RifleEarly WWII production U.S. Springfield M1 Garand with standard semi-hooded blade front and peep rear sights. In addition to the barrel being marked "S-A-8-41", there are a number of other markings including British Lend Lease proofs, "5", "30", "18" and two other unreadable markings. The trigger assembly is marked "D28290-5-SA", the op rod "D35382 3 SA", the receiver leg "REP 1 3 KK" and "D28291-9 SA" and the trigger guard "C-46025-1-SA". The rear of the receiver has the standard four line marking over the serial number. Bayonet lug and stacking swivel mounted on the gas tube and smooth pistol grip walnut stock with a circled "P" stamped on the front of the pistol grip, boxed "S.A./G.H.S." and crossed cannon cartouches on the left side, and checkered cupped steel buttplate with compartment. Complete with an unmarked leather sling.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Excellent. The rifle retains 95% plus of the correct original parkerized finish with some high edge wear. The stock is excellent with the exception of a series of small, shallow punched holes on the right side, a moderate gouge on the right side of the butt stock and overall some minor pressure dents. The cartouches are clear. The sling is good showing some minor wear and tight stitching. The markings are crisp. The action is excellent.


Lot#: 43311842

Gatling Battery Gun Co. Model 1862 Gatling Gun

Modern Gatling Battery Gun Co. Model 1862 Style Gatling Gun with Tripod, Two Magazines, and CrateManufactured by the Gatling Battery Gun Co. of Metamora, Michigan. These are fully functional, live firing reproductions built using modern machining techniques and materials. The Model 1862 was the original Gatling gun designed by Richard Gatling. Standard markings and features. Includes a wooden tripod, extra magazine, and wooden shipping crate.Class: Modern Long Gun Excellent overall with only minor handling and storage wear including some slight discoloration on the bright surfaces.


Lot#: 43311601

Springfield Armory U.S. - 1903

NRA Marked U.S. Springfield Model 1903 Bolt Action Rifle with Winchester A5 Telescopic SightThis U.S. Model 1903 rifle was manufactured by the Springfield Armory and was sold through the DCM. It has been period fitted with a blued Winchester A5 telescopic sight. The rifle has the standard rust blue finish on the various metal parts, oil casehardened receiver, and color casehardened magazine cutoff and safety lever. The top of the barrel is stamped: "SA/Shell and Flame Ordnance insignia/6-14 and it is fitted with the standard blade front sight with the military tangent rear sight with a bright face, dished and knurled rear sight windage and elevation knobs. The front sight is fitted with an unmarked stamped sheet metal sight cover. All of the receiver markings except for "U.S." and the serial number "602173" are covered by the rear telescopic sight base. It has the correct rust blued all milled barrel bands, trigger guard and floor plate, and the front end of the trigger guard is stamped with the "Ordnance Shell and Flame" insignia over "N.R.A." to designate this rifle was sold through the NRA and was not military issue. It is fitted with a standard "S" style, finger groove walnut stock high hump handguard, both with a oil finish. The stock has a single reinforcing bolt and is fitted with a fine checkered buttplate. The left side of the stock has a boxed "J.S.A." cartouche final inspection mark with a script "P" proofmark behind the trigger guard. The receiver and barrel has been fitted with a set of current production, blued, straight non-tapered scope blocks and is fitted with a Winchester A5 telescopic sight. The scope has a standard Winchester blue finish with a wire cross-hairs. The top of the scope tube is roll-stamped with the two-line Winchester address and patent dates followed by the model designation "A5" and the top of the handguard has been milled to allow the front scope mount to slide on the base. This rifle includes a WWI leather sling and a nickel plated oiler in the butt-trap.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Fine with 70% plus of the slightly faded blued finish overall showing edge and high spot wear with thinning blue on the exposed metal areas such as the floorplate, trigger guard and barrel bands, etc. The stock and handguard are both fine condition with a light honey color overall with clear, distinct cartouches and proofs with some minor light handling marks and light pressure dents on the sides in a few areas with a small chip in the very end of the toe area. The scope is also in fine condition with 80% of the original blue finish still remaining overall with wear areas and blue loss from where it was sliding in the scope mounts. The optics are clear and the cross-hair is solid. The leather sling is in good condition, a little oil darkened but supple and solid.


Lot#: 43311843

Furr - 1874 Gatling gun

Attractive and Desirable Fully Function Scale Reproduction of a Colt Model 1874 Gatling Gun with TripodRichard Gatling's famous multi-barrel, crank fired weapons revolutionized warfare. He had hoped his weapons would decrease the size of militaries and reduce overall casualties given that more men died in the Civil War from disease while in camp then actually in battle. His weapons were purchased by many countries following the Civil War and were supposedly even mounted on camels by the British in the Middle East (more likely they were carried by them) leading to the nickname of the relatively small Model 1876. This fully functional miniature 1/2 scale Gatling gun has no discernable maker's marks. It fires .22 short rimfire ammunition. The top of the action has a reproduction "GATLING'S BATTERY GUN" plaque with original patent information. Several components have the serial number "1" It rests on a gunmetal and walnut tripod. Furr Arms manufactured these Model 1876 replicas in four scales all the way down to 1/6th scale.(We do not know if he made this as it is not marked, but certainly of his quality!) They have become prized collector's items and are a blast to shoot!Class: Modern Handgun Very fine. There is visible spotting and light oxidation on the brass, small dings and handling marks, and some visible red oxidation on a few of the barrels. And some small dings on the tripod legs. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311602

U.S. 1942 Springfield M1 Garand Rifle

Very Fine World War II U.S. Springfield M1 Garand Semi-Automatic Rifle, 1942 ManufactureManufactured in October of 1942. Blade front and adjustable peep rear sights, with a "BATTLE RANGE" elevation knob, locking bar, and a Springfield "S-A-7-42" barrel. The bolt, trigger housing, hammer, safety and uncut operating rod are all Springfield components. Smooth pistol grip stock, with a circled "P" on the grip, Springfield "S.A./E.McF" inspector cartouche and "crossed cannon" stamp on the left side, and a checkered steel buttplate.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Very fine, with 95% of the original parkerized finish, showing some minor edge and cycling wear, a small amount of spotting and some light handling marks. The otherwise fine stock shows a number of scratches and dings. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311844

Outstanding Factory Engraved Merwin Hulbert & Co. Pocket Army

Outstanding Factory Engraved Merwin Hulbert & Co. Pocket Army Double Action RevolverManufactured in the 1880s, this Merwin Hulbert & Co. Pocket Army double action revolver features a round barrel, fluted cylinder, top strap and bird's head butt. The revolver is profusely engraved in the distinctive Merwin Hulbert & Co. style. The left side of the frame under the cylinder is marked "CALIBRE/WINCHESTER" followed "1873", and the right side of the frame is marked "MERWIN, HULBERT & CO. N.Y./POCKET ARMY". The left side of the barrel has the two-line address/patent date marking inside a double line border. The barrel, frame sides and top of the back strap feature a fine floral engraving. The cylinder flats and the barrel lug sides features a checkered board or dot and diamond pattern which extends to the right rear of the frame. A dot scroll pattern is engraved on the sliding loading gate. The left side plate is engraved with a stag scene. The serial number is stamped near the butt, on the rear of the barrel lug and on the rear cylinder face with the assembly number "92" stamped on the left side of the frame under the grip panel. The hammer is stamped with the 1885 patent date and has a folding spur which is marked with the number "85". Nickel finish with casehardened hammer, trigger guard and trigger and fitted with checkered hard rubber grips.Class: Antique Excellent. The revolver retains 95% plus original nickel finish with some light flaking. The hammer, trigger and trigger guard retain traces of original case colors. The grips are excellent with limited light handling marks near the bottoms and crisp checkering. The engraving is crisp. Action functions but is out of time and does not lock up. This is an exceptional factory engraved Merwin Hulbert Pocket Army Revolver.


Lot#: 43311603

Pre-WWI Springfield 1903 Rifle

Desirable 1906 Production U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1903 Bolt Action RifleThis is a fine original example of a correct early production example of a U.S. Springfield Model 1903 rifle. Manufactured in 1906 with the barrel marked "SA/10-06". The bolt is numbered "5" on the rear safety lug and the underside of the handle, with a blue finish. The smooth straight wrist stock is marked with a small "5" on the tip, a circled sans-serif "P" behind the trigger guard, no reinforcing bolts/pins, a "J.F.C." cartouche on the left side, smooth steel buttplate and a brown leather sling. Correct early style flat top handguard.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Fine, with 40% of the original finish, with bright wear and scratches on the sides of the front sight assembly, a mixed dark/light gray color to the receiver, hints of a brown patina on the barrel bands and rear sight base, and mild handling marks overall. The stock is also fine, with mild scuffs and dents, and the sling shows some cracking and white residue. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311845

Early Production First Model, First Type Merwin, Hulbert

Exceptional Early Production First Model, First Type Merwin, Hulbert & Co., RevolverVery early production Merwin Hulbert & Co., First Model, First Type, large frame, open top .44 caliber single action revolver manufactured circa 1877. This revolver has the early scooped cylinder and flat butt with lanyard ring hole. The hammer has the early, turned down, spur. The barrel, cylinder and frame are nickel plated, and the hammer and trigger are casehardened. The revolver is fitted with the very desirable, multi-colored, checkered hard rubber grips. The left side of the barrel is roll-stamped "THE HOPKINS & ALLEN Manufacturing Co. Norwich. Conn. U.S.A." in one-line. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped "MERWIN HULBERT & Co. NEW YORK. U.S.A." followed by extended patent dates. The serial number "158" is stamped on the butt behind the lanyard ring hole. The assembly number "165" is stamped on the face of the barrel lug and rear face of the cylinder. There are no caliber markings on the revolver.Class: Antique Excellent. The revolver retains 97% plus of the original nickel plated finish. The barrel and frame have a number of small dents and scratches, the most significant of which are located on the loading gate and adjacent portions of the frame, the right side of the barrel lug and on the ends of the barrel wedge. The lanyard loop has been removed. The hammer and trigger retain 60% of the casehardened finish. The very desirable red and black hard rubber grips are in excellent condition. This is an outstanding example of an early production First Model, First Type Merwin Hulbert & Co., revolver.


Lot#: 43311604

Excellent U.S. Winchester M1 Carbine, 6M Serial Range

Desirable 6 Million Serial Range U.S. Winchester M1 Semi-Automatic CarbineManufactured as part of the third Winchester serial block. Blade front and "H in shield" marked adjustable rear sights, with an undated "W" barrel, Type III barrel band marked "C", "W" recoil plate, round bolt, milled trigger guard marked "W" underneath the stock, "EW" button safety and a "W" magazine catch. Low wood stock, with a four-rivet handguard, crossed cannons on the right side, "W" marked sling cut, and a checkered buttplate. With a green canvas sling.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Excellent, with 95% plus original parkerized finish, showing a few light dings on the barrel and receiver, along with some mild handling marks overall. The correct round bolt retains half of the original blue finish. The stock is also in excellent condition. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311846

Outstanding Merwin Hulbert & Company Medium Frame Spur Trigger

Outstanding Merwin Hulbert & Company Medium Frame Spur Trigger Single Action Revolver with Factory BoxOnly a few thousand were manufactured from the late 1870s to 1880s. The revolver has an exposed cylinder pin, scooped cylinder flutes and recoil shield on right frame has a semi-circular scooped out area to allow for loading cartridges. The left side of the frame is marked "MERWIN HULBERT & CO./NEW YORK U.S.A." followed by "38 CAL." The top of the barrel rib is marked with the two line Hopkins & Allen address/patent dates (1874, '75, '76 & '77). The barrel, left side of the frame under the grip, cylinder and right grip panel have the assembly number "725" with the serial number (602) stamped on the butt. Nickel finish with casehardened hammer and trigger and fitted with checkered grips featuring a raised dog head at the top. With correct factory box.Class: Antique Excellent. The revolver retains 99% plus original nickel finish with a few minor handling marks. The hammer and trigger retain 97% vivid original case colors. The grips are also excellent with overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. The box is very good as repaired with some wear and broken paper hinge.


Lot#: 43311605

German - STG 44

Fully Automatic World War II German STG-44 Class III/NFA C&R Registered Sturmgewehr Assault RifleThis is a fine representative example of a very rare late WWII German STG-44 assault rifle that was produced in 1945. This was the final version of the vaunted early development efforts that started with the MKb42 that proceeded through the MP43/44 series of German assault rifles into this version. It is stamped on the left side of the magazine well with the "8758y/45" with "StG 44" marking on the left rear side of the receiver. The underside of the receiver in both the front and rear portion areas is stamped with "fxo" indicating manufacture at the C. G. Haenel factory in Suhl. The left side of the trigger housing is stamped with only a single "WaA21" acceptance proof for the Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik A.G., who made the stamping for the trigger housing. The rear of the trigger housing and the side of the operating rod are both correctly serial numbered "8758y" (matching) while the bolt is numbered "5002" on top. The operating rod front exposed section of the barrel has a single "Eagle/210" Waffenamt manufacturer's proof. It is fitted with a late war laminated butt stock and a set of late war walnut grip panels. It has the late war gray/green phosphate finish, a blued barrel, the bolt and bolt carrier assembly in the white, and blued internal trigger group parts. These rifles were the first true production assault rifle ever manufactured in the world, as they use the intermediate length cartridge 7.92x33mm Kurz, which provided the German soldier with a greater (200-600 meters) effective range than the standard 9mm Luger cartridge in the MP40s with less weight than the standard 7.92 Mauser (8mm) cartridge. The MP44/StGs are a marvel of wartime expedient manufacturing techniques using a combination of stamped sheet metal parts welded and pinned together with rough forgings, using a minimum of machined components. It is complete with one original MP44 marked magazine.Class: Class III Very fine with 85% plus of the late war gray/green phosphate finish overall with some light handling marks and scratches on the sides from handling and use over the years. The laminated stock is also in very fine condition with its nice original wartime finish showing light handling marks overall. As noted, it has matching numbers on the various parts except for the bolt, and the barrel cross pin has been removed/reinstalled at some point which may indicate that the barrel is a correct replacement. NOTE: This item is restricted as a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) that is classified as a "Curios or Relic" as defined in 27 CFR, 478.11. These weapons are still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.


Lot#: 43311847

Smith & Wesson No. 3 Second Model American Revolver

Outstanding Smith & Wesson No. 3 Second Model American Single Action RevolverManufactured from 1872-1874. The barrel rib has the one-line address/patent dates marking, provisions for a lanyard ring (filler screw) are present on the butt, the right grip panel is numbered to a different gun (13286), and the matching assembly number is found on the grip frame under the grips, cylinder, barrel, and barrel latch. The hammer and trigger guard are casehardened, and the remaining surfaces are blue.Class: Antique Excellent. The revolver retains 95% original polished blue finish mixed with some scattered patches of smooth brown patina. Some original case colors remain on the hammer and trigger guard. The grips are also excellent showing minimal handling evidence. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311606

Czech - ZB-26

Very Rare Early Nazi Proofed and Spanish Army Marked Czech ZB 26 Class III/NFA C&R Registered Fully Automatic Medium Machine GunThis is a rare example of a pre-war ZB 26 manufactured at the Brunn factory in Czechoslovakia. More of these were manufactured for export than were actually manufactured for the Czech military. Under Nazi occupation starting in 1939, these continued to be manufactured as the MG 26 (t) for use by the German military. This series of weapon was originally designed by Vaclav Holek in 1924 and was later assigned the ZB vz. 26 based on the year of adoption. It was an extremely well-designed weapon that proved to be very reliable, so much so it was heavily used by the Germans throughout the war, and it was copied by British in 1935 and chambered in .303 and was commonly called the Bren Gun. This weapon had a very long and successful career being eventually used in over 20 countries around the world to include China. It uses a gas operated, piston/operating rod system firing from an open bolt. It had several very distinguishing features; it had a quick change barrel, the barrel has circular cooling rings on the outside, it uses a detachable box magazine that mounted directly on top of the receiver, and it has off-set sights which are mounted on the left side of the gun, so that you can see around the magazine. The sights are calibrated "2-15" (200-1500 meters). The left side of the receiver is marked: "WAFFENWERKE BRUNN/A.G.", and the right side is marked "ZB 26 No1287". The top of the receiver has a large Spanish Army eagle crest over serial number "1287" over a double Waffenamt proof of "WaA83". It is fitted with a walnut buttstock and pistol grip. The stock has a heavy stamped, cupped buttplate. It is complete with two 20 round box magazines.Class: Class III Excellent with 90% plus of the blue finish overall showing light wear on the edges and high spots. The wood components both show some heavier handling marks and light to moderate pressure dents overall. At some point this machine gun had been deactivated by inserting either a pin or applying a small plug weld, up through the front underside area of the receiver extension (in front of the interrupted barrel locking threads) into the chamber area of the barrel. Subsequently this pin/plug area was completely drilled out and an original WWII Nazi proofed type barrel reinstalled. This procedure has reactivated this weapon to a functional condition. The weapon hand cycles and dry fires correctly. NOTE: This item is restricted as a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) that is classified as a "Curios or Relic" as defined in 27 CFR, 478.11. These weapons are still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.


Lot#: 43311848

Smith & Wesson - Revolving-Rifle

Rare British Proofed and Retailer Marked Smith & Wesson Model 320 Revolving Rifle with Shoulder StockManufactured from 1879 to 1887, the Model 320 revolving rifle is one of the rarest Smith & Wesson firearms produced with a total production of 977. These firearms were serial numbered from 1 to 977, and out of the 977 manufactured, 514 had the 18 inch barrel. Only 840 of these were sold in the U.S., and the remaining 137 were exported, with this example having British proofs. This Model 320 was manufactured using the frame, cylinder and basic action of the New Model No. 3 revolver with some minor differences in the hammer and trigger, with the barrel being made of two pieces. A slot is cut into the butt and a hole drilled in the back strap to accommodate the shoulder stock. The rifle features an 18 inch barrel with a two leaf folding rear sight (without a front sight) and a solid rib which is marked with the two line address/patent date marking. The matching serial number appears on the butt, cylinder, barrel and barrel latch. Blue finish with casehardened hammer and trigger guard. The left side of the barrel at the breech is stamped with two British proofs and the cylinder has British proofs stamped between the chambers. The left side plate is marked "WM MOORE & GREY/GUN MAKERS/43 OLD BOND STREET/LONDON W." The barrel is fitted with a checkered hard rubber red mottled forearm with the S&W monogram on the underside. The grips are matching with S&W monograms in a circle at the tops. The stock is smooth walnut with blue finished attaching iron and a checkered black hard rubber buttplate with S&W monogram.Class: Antique Fine. The revolving rifle retains 40% plus original blue finish with a smooth gray patina on the balance. Traces of original case colors remain on the hammer and trigger guard. The forearm and grips are excellent with a few minor handling marks with overall crisp checkering. Mechanically fine. The stock is very good with traces of original blue on the attaching iron and some minor handling marks on the wood. This is the only British dealer marked revolving rifle known in such strong condition.


Lot#: 43311607

Excellent DWM Swiss 1900 Luger

Early Production Three Digit Serial Number 910 DWM Swiss Contract Model 1900 Luger Semi-Automatic PistolManufactured by DWM for sale to the Swiss. Fixed sights, with the distinctive Cross in Sunburst crest on top of the chamber, flat-topped breechblock and "DWM" monogram on the front toggle. A pair of Swiss proofs, a Swiss cross and a "cross/V" are present on the left side of the extension, with an unmarked extractor and blank polished lower safety position under the safety lever. Aside from the unmarked magazine, matching full and partial numbers are present on the exterior. Fitted with a hold-open device, straw finished small parts, niter blue pins, screws and springs, and a nickel finished magazine with disc-accented wood base.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Very fine with 95% of the arsenal refurbished blue finish, showing some mild edge wear and handling marks overall, as well as a few hints of brown patina on the back strap and atop the extension, and a small amount of spotting. 90% straw color is present on the small parts. The grips are also very fine with a few dings on the checkering. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311849

European Copy of Smith & Wesson No. 3 Russian 1st Model Revolver

European Copy of Smith & Wesson No. 3 Russian 1st Model Single Action RevolverPatterned after the No. 3 Russian 1st Model revolver, this European built sidearm has a barrel rib marked "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS. U.S.A. PAT. JULY 10 60. JAN 17 FEB 17 JULY 11 65 & AUG 24 69 RUSSIAN MODEL" and a frame marked "44 CAL" on the left side. "93" is marked on the cylinder, trigger guard and barrel latch, "26" is marked on the grip frame, and the serial number is marked on the butt. A lanyard ring is mounted on the butt.Class: Antique Fine, retaining 70% original nickel finish with the balance a smooth gray patina mixed with limited minor pitting. The grips are fine showing high edge wear and some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311608

Erfurt - 08/15 MG

Desirable World War I German Erfurt Manufacture Class III/NFA C&R Registered Maxim Model 1908/15 Fully Automatic Machine Gun with Bipod and MagazinesThis is an very fine example of a WWI German Model 1908/15 Maxim heavy machine gun manufactured by the Erfurt Arsenal in 1917. The top cover is marked "5612a/M.G.08/15/Gwf./Erfurt/1917". It has the original flip-up tangent style rear sight graduated from 400-2,000 meters, a simple inverted "v" front sight and retains its large steel water jacket and bipod. This beautiful weapon has mostly matching serial numbers, with the only non-matching parts being the entire bolt assembly and the wooden buttstock; however, both are original WWII components. This Maxin machine gun was originally developed by Hiram Maxim in 1883-1884 and was one of the most influential weapons of the 20th century. It became the standard German heavy machine gun in 1899 and was used by Imperial German forces throughout WWI as a ground mounted version in trench warfare. It was the first self-sustaining heavy MG used in any sizeable numbers on any battlefield. It could lay down a sustained suppressive fire without any other external means other than by the energy generated from the force of firing a round. During WWI, it earned the nickname the "Devils Paintbrush" due to the fact that during the large scale assault form the trenches, it could literally mow down hundreds of men in a single engagement. The large distinctive steel water jacket could hold seven quarts of water to cool the barrel which allowed it to have long sustained bursts of fire. It was capable of firing approximately 500 rounds of sustained fire before the water started to boil and up to 2,000 rounds of sustained fire before the water would all boil off and the jacket had to be refilled. This was quite an astonishing feat in 1915. It was also adopted by the British in 1887 and Russia and many other countries prior to WWI. It comes with its sheet metal bipod and two drum magazines stored in its wooden container.Class: Class III Very fine with 90% plus of the original blue finish on the receiver/action and various associated parts with light edge and side wear mixed with some light brown patina. The very rare aspect is that it still retains most of its WWII hand painted camouflage on the barrel jacket. Usually this flaked off due to the heat during firing, while this example retains the wonderful dark green with light and dark brown colors overall that are typically seen on WWII German camouflaged helmets. A really outstanding example of an original WWI German Maxim 08/15 machine gun. NOTE: This item is restricted as a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) that is classified as a "Curios or Relic" as defined in 27 CFR, 478.11. These weapons are still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.


Lot#: 43311609

Tikka Suomi KP31 Fully Transferrable C&R SMG

Tikka Suomi KP/-31 Military Submachine Gun, Class III/NFA C&R Machine Gun, Fully Transferrable, with Magazine PouchDeveloped in the early 1930s, the Suomi KP (Suomi-konepistooli, literally Finnish Machine Pistol) was pictured as a squad-level substitute for a belt-fed light machine gun, being fed with a 71 round drum magazine; the KP and this drum would later be copied by the Soviets, in particular the PPD-40 and PPSh-41 SMGs. In combat, the KP was found to be an effective weapon, though not suited for the Squad Automatic Weapon niche; revised doctrine gave squads a dedicated light machine gun along with two SMG-equipped troopers, which gave units a very high density of close-quarters firepower, particularly while on the move or in dense forest. Among the most famous users was Simo Hayha, aka the White Death, one of Finland's most noted snipers, who reportedly eliminated 200+ enemy troopers with the SMG. Blade front and tangent rear sights, with a screw-mounted casing deflector on the right side of the receiver, a quick-release switch for the barrel shroud, and a sight base marked "PATENT/1932" on the right and "SUOMI/Tikkakoski" on the left. The barrel is dated "4-17-42", and a 3-position selector switch (safe/semi/full) extending into the triggerguard. The smooth hardwood stock is fitted with a brown leather sling and a steel buttplate. A tan canvas drum magazine pouch is included.Class: Class III Fine, with 60% of the original blue finish, showing areas of gray and brown patina, bright edge wear, and mild handling marks and spotting. The stock is broken at the wrist, with multiple pinned and screwed repairs, along with a number of lighter dents and scuffs. The drum case is good, with some light stains and a few areas of lost stitching. Mechanically excellent. NOTE: This item is restricted as a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) that is classified as a "Curios or Relic" as defined in 27 CFR, 478.11. These weapons are still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.


Lot#: 43311850

U.S. Smith & Wesson 2nd Model Schofield Single Action Revolver

U.S. Smith & Wesson Second Model Schofield Single Action RevolverManufactured for the U.S. military circa 1876-77 with total production approximately 5,934. "US" is marked on the butt. "W" and "P" are stamped on the rear cylinder face, and "E" and "P" are stamped on the underside of the barrel. The right grip panel is numbered to a different gun, and each grip panel has a script cartouche along with the date "1876" on the left panel. The cylinder is numbered to the gun. Many Schofield revolvers were issued to the 4th Cavalry which saw service in the Geronimo Campaign and the famous 9th and 10th U.S. Cavalry comprised of the "Buffalo Soldiers" stationed in the American Southwest.Class: Antique Very good, retaining generous amounts of original blue finish mostly on the frame, otherwise a mottled brown-gray patina. Visible original case colors remain on the hammer and trigger guard. The replacement grips are very good showing some moderate dings and legible cartouches. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311851

San Francisco Police U.S. Contract Smith & Wesson 2nd Model

Outstanding San Francisco Police U.S. Contract Smith & Wesson 2nd Model Schofield Single Action RevolverSmith & Wesson Second Model Schofield Single Action Revolver manufactured in 1877 with the San Francisco Police number "2" on top of the back strap. This revolver is one of approximately 300 Schofields that were issued from the Benicia Arsenal to the San Francisco Committee of Safety during the labor riots and civil unrest of 1877-78. The riots and unrest were a result of the great railroad strikes of 1877 that sprung up in many large cities across the United States. Records do exist of these 300 revolvers being issued however, no records exist of them being returned and it is popular belief that once the riots were put down all the revolvers were obtained by the California militia. This revolver has a high polish commercial blue finish on the barrel, cylinder and frame. The trigger guard, barrel catch and hammer are casehardened. The two piece walnut grips are oil finished. The revolver the distinctive barrel catch with scooped center and knurled edges which distinguish it from First Model Schofield revolvers. The serial number is located on the revolver butt and the rear face of the cylinder. A small "P" proofmark is stamped on the rear face of the cylinder, on the inside of the frame and on the bottom of the barrel lug. A small "C" Ordnance sub inspection marks is stamped on the rear face of the cylinder, inside of the frame and on the bottom of the barrel lug. The right side of the barrel lug is roll stamped "+SCHOFIELD'S Pats JUNE 20th 71. APR 22nd 73+". The opposite side of the barrel lug is roll stamped with the S&W address and patent dates in two lines with a Maltese Cross at either end. The "U.S." property mark is stamped on the butt in front of the serial number. The lower section of the left grip is stamped with the date "1877" above an oval that contains the script initials "DAL" (Ordnance Final Inspector Lieutenant David A. Lyle). The lower portion of the right grip is stamped with the script initials "CW" in a rectangle (Ordnance Sub-Inspector Charles Woodman). Smith & Wesson manufactured 5,285 Second Model Schofield revolvers under government contract.Class: Antique Very good. The revolver is all original and retains 80% of the blue and casehardened finish. The high polish blue finish on the sides of the barrel and cylinder is thin and has scattered scratches and handling marks. Most of the blue finish is present on the frame with some thinning on the back strap. The frame screws retain at 60% plus of the niter blue finish. The barrel latch, hammer, trigger guard and trigger have close to 90% of the original case colors. The factory markings on the sides of the barrel lug and the serial numbers, proofmarks and sub inspection marks on the barrel cylinder and frame are sharp. The action functions perfectly. The two piece walnut grips are very good with light to moderate handling wear. The "1877" date and Ordnance sub-inspection and final inspection marks are very crisp. Due to the long period in which they remained in service S&W Schofield revolvers inevitably show hard wear. This revolver is in outstanding condition for a U.S. Contract Schofield.


Lot#: 43311610

Madsen - 50

Danish Model 50 Fully Automatic Class III/NFA C&R Fully Automatic Submachine Gun with Original MagazinesThis is an exceptional example of a late production Danish Model 50 submachine gun chambered in 9 mm Luger. The Model 50 is actually an update version of the earlier M1946 produced right after WWII. Both used many of the wartime expedient stamped steel manufacturing processed parts developed during WWII. The really interesting aspect of this model is that it is manufactured from two separate stamped steel receiver halves that are hinged at the rear of the receiver and are held together on the front end by the barrel nut. Although it seems very unconventional, it proved to be an extremely reliable and accurate submachine gun. This model was actually demonstrated for military testing in Canada in November 1950 that was also witnessed/attended by representatives from Britain, the U.S. Army, and Danish representatives. In that test, a single M50 SMG successfully test fired over 20K rounds of ammunition in a little over 2 1/2 hours with no failures. As noted, it uses many stamped steel parts except for the barrel and bolt, both of which are machined. It has a right side, folding wire type stock, a grip safety behind the magazine well, and side mounted sling swivels. It has a simple non-adjustable peep rear sight on the rear of the receiver and a blade front sight. The side of the receiver is stamped with serial number "44480" followed by "MADSEN M50 9mm" and below that it is stamped "MADE IN DENMARK". It comes with three original 30 round stick magazine, an original canvas sling, and magazine pouch. This late production example still retains the original leather cover on the wire stock and has a magazine loader in the grip.Class: Class III Excellent with 98% of the original Danish arsenal black painted finish showing only very light edge and high stop wear overall. Mechanically excellent. NOTE: This item is restricted as a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) that is classified as a "Curios or Relic" as defined in 27 CFR, 478.11. These weapons are still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.


Lot#: 43311852

Experimental Russian Contract Smith & Wesson No. 3 Revolver

Documented Experimental Russian Military Contract Smith & Wesson No. 3 Russian 1st Model RevolverThis is an exceptionally rare experimental No. 3 Russian revolver S&W built at the request of the Russian military. In the early 1870s, Smith & Wesson received a series of orders for .44 caliber No. 3 revolvers from the Russian government. Between 1871-1874 S&W delivered some 150,000 of the three various No. 3 models to the Russian military, making the Imperial Russian government S&W’s number one customer. As 1871 drew to a close, Russian Model production was in full swing, but the Russian inspector, Captain Ordinetz, was not fully pleased with the design. He believed the recoil from firing would force the revolver upwards, causing the sidearm to rotate in the operator’s hand. He therefore requested the factory to experiment with different grip designs. The first experimental grip revolvers were designed having an extra sharp curve that bent the grip inward towards the trigger guard. The second experimental revolvers featured a knuckle, or saw handle, at the top of the back strap. Ultimately, a finger rest incorporated on the trigger guard was accepted by the Russian government and was used on the 2nd and 3rd Model contract revolvers. Offered here is an experimental No. 3 Russian featuring a more extreme bend of the 1st type in the grip angle and a square butt. This revolver is pictured in S&W historian Roy Jinks’ 1977 book “History of Smith & Wesson” on page 74. The barrel rib is stamped with the S&W Cyrillic marking without the double headed Russian eagle as commonly seen on the regular production examples. Due to this revolver's experimental status, in lieu of a serial number, the letter “R,” which stands for "Russian," is stamped on the grip frame, cylinder, barrel, and barrel latch. The grip panels are of highly figured walnut, obviously a deluxe treatment provided by the factory for the Russian inspector’s observation and study at that time. For more information see www.russianrevolvers.com. Provenance: Richard Capps Collection, Joe Leiper Collection.Class: Antique Excellent, retaining 70% original high luster blue finish with the balance a smooth untouched blended brown patina. Most of the original case colors remain on the hammer and trigger guard. The grips are excellent with only minor handling evidence. Mechanically excellent. A historically significant experimental No. 3 Russian that provides a physical link to S&W’s successful relationship with the Imperial Russian government. A one-of-a-kind must have for the serious S&W collector!


Lot#: 43311611

Haenel C G - MP 44

World War II Production German MP-44 Fully Automatic Class III/NFA C&R Registered Sturmgewehr RifleThis is a good example of a WWII German MP-44 assault rifle that was manufactured by the C.G. Haenel factory. The underside of the receiver is stamped with "cos" which stands for Merzwerke, Gebr. Merz Frankfurt (who was a supplier of stamped parts from 1942 to 1945) and an "Eagle WaA37" Waffenamt proof. This series of assault rifles were the first true production assault rifles as they could fire in both a fully automatic and semi-automatic modes. The goal was to provide the German soldier shorter/lighter cartridges that still had a greater effective range than the MP40s but with a higher rate of fire than the standard K98 rifle. There were approximately 300,000 manufactured before the end of WWII, all chambered for the new 7.92x33mm Kurz round (basically a shortened 7.92x57mm cartridge). By using the shortened intermediate length cartridge, this design ushered in a whole new generation of assault rifles after WWII. They used wartime expedient manufacturing techniques, such as a sheet-metal stamped receiver and trigger housing that was welded or pinned together with minimal machined internal parts, i.e. the bolt and barrel. They also used a simple slab-sided wooden buttstock and the bakelite pistol grip panels. The original serial number "1861u" is stamped on the left side of the magazine housing with "MP44" stamped on the upper side. It is complete with one original magazine stamped "fxo" and "MP44" on the left side.Class: Class III Good with 20% plus of the original blue finish still remaining, with the balance a gray/brown patina finish mixed with light rust on all the surface of the metal. The refinished buttstock is in very good condition with a light color walnut with minor handling marks on the sides. Currently, it is missing the sheet metal forend that covers the barrel and gas cylinder, the muzzle nut and front sight cover. NOTE: This item is restricted as a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) that is classified as a "Curios or Relic" as defined in 27 CFR, 478.11. These weapons are still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.


Lot#: 43311853

S&W Model 3 American 2nd Model Revolver, Factory Letter

Exceptionally Fine Smith & Wesson Model 3 Second Model American Single Action Revolver with Factory LetterThe accompanying factory letter lists this revolver with an 8 inch barrel, nickel finish, and smooth walnut grips when it "was probably sold on May 10, 1873, and delivered to M.W. Robinson Co., New York City, NY." The current checkered grips were likely added by the M.W. Robinson Co. in New York City when this gun was new. Matching assembly numbers on the grip frame, cylinder, barrel, and barrel latch.Class: Antique Very fine, retaining 95% original nickel finish with flaking on the balance. Visible original case colors remain on the hammer and trigger guard. The grips are fine with a repaired chip near the bottom (left panel), typical age cracking mostly on the bottoms, and crisp checkering overall. Mechanically excellent. A really great original nickel 2nd Model American.


Lot#: 43311612

LE.Gr.W36 Mortar, Destructive Device

World War II Nazi German Model 36 Light Mortar, Class III/NFA Destructive Device, with a Dummy RoundDeveloped by Rheinmetall-Borsig in the mid 1930s, the Model 36 was intended to be more mobile than other, heavier mortars while still giving infantry a range advantage over thrown or rifle-launched grenades. The launch tube is fitted with a spring-loaded firing mechanism, with "R21478/Sg 2675 Rl 489a RhM380/Fl748 acv 1941" next to a pair of Waffenamt stamps, and "acv/1941" repeated on the mechanism housing; "acv" has not been identified. The baseplate is marked "bcd 42" (Gustloff-Werke), and fitted with a combined traverse and elevation mechanism, with a range indicator graduated from "0" to "500", a spirit level, and spikes on the underside. One inert round is included.Class: Class III Very fine, with 70% of the original blue finish, showing areas of brown patina, wear and handling marks. The spirit level is unbroken, the traverse and elevation hardware runs smoothly, and the firing mechanism appears to be in good order. NOTE: This Destructive Device is a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) under the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.


Lot#: 43311854

Smith & Wesson Model 320 Revolving Rifle with Rare 20 Inch BLL

Smith & Wesson Model 320 Revolving Rifle with Rare 20 Inch Barrel and StockManufactured from 1879 to 1887, the Model 320 revolving rifle is one of the rarest Smith & Wesson firearms manufactured produced with a total production of 977. These firearms were serialized from 1 to 977. The Model 320 was manufactured in three barrel lengths of 16, 18, and 20 inches with twenty being the rarest length, only 224 were manufactured by Smith & Wesson. The 20 inch barrel has a blade front sight and two leaf folding rear sight. The top of the barrel rib is marked with the two line address/patent dates. The matching serial number appears on the butt, cylinder, barrel and barrel latch. Blue finish with casehardened trigger guard and hammer. The barrel is fitted with a checkered hard rubber red mottled forearm with the Smith & Wesson monogram on the underside. The grips are matching with Smith & Wesson monograms in a circle at the tops. The stock is smooth walnut with blue finished attaching iron and a checkered hard rubber buttplate with Smith & Wesson monogram.Class: Antique Fine. The revolving rifle retains 50% plus original blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. Traces of original case colors remain on the hammer and trigger guard. The forearm and grips are some minor handling marks (mostly on the bottoms of the grips) with overall crisp checkering. Mechanically fine. The stock is very good with the refinished attaching iron retains 97% of the blue finish, and the wood has a hairline crack near the upper tang and a number of minor handling marks with a worn buttplate.


Lot#: 43311613

German - MG-34

Highly Desirable World War II Nazi MG-34 Class III/NFA C&R Registered Fully Automatic Light Machine Gun with Tripod MountThis is an example of a late WWII German MG-34 light machine gun that was used late in World War II by the German forces. These were developed prior to WWII by Heirich Vollmer of Mauser and were manufactured by several companies throughout the war up to and including the early part of 1945. They were an excellent and very reliable weapon; however, they proved to be very costly and time consuming to produce, so they were supplemented/replaced with the later stamped and machined MG-42. These weapons featured all machined parts that were, in many cases, hand fitted with exacting tolerances. This example was manufactured by the Waffenwerke Brunn factory in 1944 in Brno, Czechoslovakia, wartime code "dot". The top of the barrel jacket is marked "dot/1944/9922a", and it is fitted with an original folding bipod, front sight and tangent rear marked 2-20 (200-2,000 meters) and is fitted with dark red/black bakelite buttstock. It has matching visible numbered "major" parts with some smaller replacement parts. It comes with two Gurttrommel MG-34 basket/drum magazines and it is currently mounted in an original WWII German Dreifuss tripod designed for the MG-34. The side of the mount is marked "1938/8872".Class: Class III Very fine overall with 85% of the blue finish remaining overall with general light wear and blue loss from actual firing use with a slight purplish tint to the barrel jacket. The mount is in fine condition with 85% of a post-war multi-colored camouflaged paint pattern. NOTE: This item is restricted as a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) that is classified as a "Curios or Relic" as defined in 27 CFR, 478.11. These weapons are still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.


Lot#: 43311855

S&W .44 Double Action Frontier Revolver with Box

Desirable and Exceptionally Fine Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action Frontier Revolver with BoxAll frames for this model were manufactured pre-1899, but finished revolvers were shipped as late as 1913. Matching numbers on the butt, barrel, barrel latch, and cylinder. Front sight regulated for point of aim/impact. Comes with a factory box numbered to gun and two bore brushes. The box has the correct orange Frontier end label.Class: Antique Very fine, retaining 90% original nickel finish with flaking on the balance. Most of the original case colors remain on the hammer and trigger, and 98% original blue finish remains on the trigger guard. Mechanically excellent. The box is very fine showing minimal wear. A desirable boxed Frontier revolver perfect for your antique S&W collection.


Lot#: 43311614

1942 Dated World War II "bga" Code Field Mount for a MG-42 Machi

1942 Dated World War II "bga" Code Field Mount for a MG-42 Machine GunDesigned to be carried on the back of an assistant gunner, the field mount for the MG-42 machine gun could be rapidly unfolded to serve as an adjustable tripod or as the base for an anti-aircraft pintle mount (not included). With a green paint finish overall, a pair of brown leather shoulder straps and a pair of leather pads on the front leg, as well as a small metal tool compartment on the left side. The side of the traverse and elevation mechanism is stamped "bga/42/334".Class: Other Good. 75% original green paint finish remains with areas of chipping and wear revealing the red painted undercoating and rough handling marks. The leather components are good with tight stitching, scuffs, some age cracking on the straps, and some moisture damage.


Lot#: 43311856

Inscribed Cased Engraved Gold and Silver Smith & Wesson

Inscribed Cased Engraved Gold and Silver Smith & Wesson Model No. 1 3rd Issue Revolver with Inscribed Pearl GripsManufactured circa 1868-1881. The sides of the barrel, cylinder flats and frame are engraved with New York style floral scroll and punch dot designs. The top of the back strap has a starburst and a scalloped border down the sides of the back strap. The top of the barrel rib is marked with the one line address and patent dates. The serial number is marked on the butt, and the matching assembly number (G99) is on the right toe under the grip and rear of the barrel lug. There is also a five point star on the right side of the grip frame under the grip. Gold finished frame, silver barrel and cylinder, niter blue trigger and casehardened hammer. Fitted with smooth pearl grips with gold inscription "SAM. P. SKINNER." on the rear of the left panel. Comes in a leatherette case with gold embossed "Sam. P. Skinner" on the lid and fitted interior with purple velvet lining. Numerous Samuel P. Skinners were found in this time period.Class: Antique Very fine as New York engraved and plated. The revolver retains 98% original silver plating on the barrel and cylinder with some areas beginning to darkened with age. The long ago professionally reapplied gold plating on the frame is fully complete and has toned beautifully over time. The hammer shows almost all of the case colors. The grips are excellent with a couple minor handling marks. The engraving and markings are clear. The action is fine. The case is fair with the lid separated, scuffs and corner wear on the exterior and faded lining with a couple of tears and some contact wear.


Lot#: 43311615

Vickers Ltd - Machine Gun

Scarce Fully Automatic Class III/NFA Registered British Vickers Type Machine Gun Assembled by "VSM" with Tripod, Cradle, Optical Sight and AccessoriesThis is a fine example of a WWI era British Vickers/Maxim type machine gun as assembled by the "VSM" Company of Cincinnati Ohio using an original set of British Vickers machine gun parts with a newly manufactured side plate. The Vickers machine gun was basically an updated and improved version of the original German Maxim that was introduced in the late 1890s. Great Britain was the first country to recognize the importance and battle advantage of the machine gun and was also the first country to introduce it into their inventory in 1889. These Maxim machine guns were be dubbed the "Devils Paintbrush" as they would produce huge numbers of casualties during the mass charges from trench to trench during WWI. The original version held approximately 7 quarts of water in the barrel jacket and could fire long intermittent burst of fire for the first 500-800 rounds after approximately 2,000 rounds of fire, the water would boil off and they had to reduce the firing rate. This example is also equipped with a very rare side mounted MKIII optical sight in its original side mounted receiver bracket. This is a very complicated and precise optical sight that can be adjusted for extremely long ranges as the range wheel is calibrated from 1-44 (100-4,400 meters), and it is also fitted with a fine tune elevation wheel next to the coarse elevation adjustment wheel to precisely set the elevation. The sight is also fitted with a fine tune, dual adjustment windage wheel that has two knobs one on each sides (L and R), and it is calibrated in MILS on the base of the windage dial. All of this was necessary when setting up your firing range card that was so effective used during trench warfare where they could just dial in the range and elevation coordinates during the night to pin-point preset targets, defilade positions and trenches. The top of the sight is marked "Dial, Sight, MK. MKIII/PL 1965 1941". The top rear section of the water jacket is stamped "VSM/H1941" with various British acceptance proofs. The top of the feed tray mechanism. Side of the lower receiver area and various other parts are all stamped with "1941". The top of the lock assembly (breechblock) is stamped "1437 B", along with various "VSM" proof marks. This desirable example comes complete with an original and correct "MKIV tripod" and cradle that is serial numbered "H1941" on the identification plate, a "VSM MKII" marked spare barrel, three cloth ammunition belts, a heavy, brass table mounted hand crank, belt loading machine, in its original wooden storage box, an original green water can and an original wooden spare box (which is empty).Class: Class III Excellent with 90% plus of the current blue finish overall with light wear and blue loss on the edges and high spots overall, and some light thinning on the outside of the water jacket. The tripod is in very fine condition with 95% of its green painted finish overall with light wear. The various other accessories, belt loading machine, water can, and spare box are all in very fine condition. NOTE: This weapon is a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, machine gun which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) under the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478. Additional Information: The description for this weapon gun has been completely revised to identify it as an assembled Machine Gun using a set of original parts with a new side plate..


Lot#: 43311857

Cased Smith & Wesson Model No. 2 "Old Army" Revolver

Cased Smith & Wesson Model No. 2 "Old Army" RevolverThe accompanying 1930 dated letter of provenance states, "This gun was bought in London in 1877 by H.T. Whitney, M.D., a medical missionary on his way to China and was taken by him to Foo Chow and kept there until 1884 when he brought it back with him to Clifton Springs, N.Y. The gun was fired only once in China, and that was to kill a mad dog that got in the doctor's hospital. As the doctor came home via San Francisco, this gun has been nearly around the world." Matching assembly numbers on the grip frame, cylinder, and barrel, and right grip panel numbered to gun. British proofs appear on the cylinder and barrel. The partitioned case contains two oilers and 50 round box of Peters .32 RF cartridges.Class: Antique Fine, retaining 60% plus original blue finish with the balance a smooth gray patina. Visible original case colors remain on the hammer. The grips are fine with some minor dings and scratches and retaining nearly all of the original finish. Mechanically excellent. The case is very good showing minor handling/storage marks throughout and worn lining.


Lot#: 43311616

DWM - MG 08

Desirable World War I Imperial German Army Maxim Model 1908 (DWM) Fully Automatic Class III/NFA C&R Registered Heavy Machine Gun with Sled MountThis is a very fine example of an original WWI German Maxim heavy machine gun manufactured in 1918 by the DWM factory. This weapon system was originally developed by Hiram Maxim in the 1883-1884 time frame with the final design finalized 1885. It became one of the most influential weapons of the 20th century, specifically during WWI as it was the first true self-sustaining machine gun that could fire in a fully-automatic mode without external means other than by power of the round and mechanism itself. In the late 1880s, the British Army is credited as being the first country to recognize its importance as a battlefield weapon and the first to actually officially adopted it. Germany officially adopted the weapon in 1899 and used it throughout WWI and well into the Weimar period. This example is a late "1918" production model with serial number "46186". It has some matching visible serial numbers to include the top cover, water jacket, back plate/butterfly trigger mechanism, feed mechanism and the spade grip assembly. It has a mismatched bolt assembly, which is not uncommon as they were removed when captured. The top cover is marked: "46186/M.G.0.8./D.W.M./BERLIN/1918". The tangent style rear sight is graduated from calibrated from 400-2,000 meters with a simple inverted "V" front sight that is fitted to the front of the water jacket. The water jacket held seven (7) quarts of water which allowed the machine gunner to fire long bursts of intermittent, sustained fire. After approximately 500 rounds of fire, the water would started to boil and would completely boil off/evaporate after 2,000 rounds. During WWI this weapon would wreak havoc and devastation in the large open field battles in France and Germany where it was nicknamed the "Devils Paintbrush" because of the thousands of soldiers it killed. This single weapon changed the tactics of land warfare forever. It does come with an original WWI sled mount, a wooden ammunition can two spare breech bolts.Class: Class III Very good overall with 20% plus of the original blue finish still remaining overall with the balance of the metal finish having a light rusted surface (but no visible heavy pitting or erosion). It almost appears that it sat in a museum or display and was never oiled or wiped down. The metal sled retains 60% of its original green painted finish with the balance a dark patina from use in the field during WWI. The two extra breech bolts are in good condition also showing a light rusted finish overall. NOTE: This item is restricted as a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) that is classified as a "Curios or Relic" as defined in 27 CFR, 478.11. These weapons are still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.


Lot#: 43311858

New York Engraved Smith & Wesson 1st Model 3rd Issue Revolver

New York Engraved Smith & Wesson 1st Model 3rd Issue Revolver with Rare DeGress GripsManufactured from 1868 to 1881. The top of the barrel rib is marked with the one line address and patent information. The sides of the barrel and frame are decorated with floral scroll and punch dot designs. The cylinder flats have a simple leaf design and the back strap has a star burst over a simple line and dot design. Nickel finish with a niter blue trigger and casehardened hammer. Fitted with relief engraved silver plated DeGress copper grips with a woman's head and floral scroll on the right panel and floral scroll bordered by geometric designs on the left.Class: Antique Very fine. The revolver retains 95% retailer nickel finish with some muzzle and edge wear. 20% of the silver plating remains on the grips concentrated mainly in the protected areas. The exposed copper is bright. The engraving and markings are crisp and clear. There is a little play in the barrel hinge. The action is excellent.


Lot#: 43311617

Bergmann Theodor - MP35/1

Desirable Early Pre-War Bergmann MP35/1 Class III/NFA C&R Registered Fully Transferrable Submachine GunDeveloped by Bergmann in the early 1930s, the MP35/1 is a fine example of the type of heavily machined, wood stocked submachine gun that was the state of the art manufacturing prior to the introduction of the stamped sheet metal guns. It is an open bolt, blow-back weapon that uses a "bolt action" type non-reciprocating cocking piece to initially load the weapon. The first time you turn, pull and returned the bolt to a closed battery position. After that, the weapon will fire in the open bolt position. It has an interesting dual-action, two-piece trigger mechanism in that pulling on the front trigger at the top only the weapon will fire in semi-automatic only mode, while pulling at the top and bottom triggers together will allow the weapon to fire in a fully automatic mode. The dual triggers provide instant tactical feedback to the operator regarding what firing mode they're about to use. While the German Army standardized on the simpler to produce MP38 and MP40 submachine guns, the Waffen-SS adopted the MP35, as did a number of foreign buyers, primarily due to their quick availability. As noted, this weapon has the all steel and fully machined parts and components, with the scarce 12.60 inch long barrel housed in a perforated barrel jacket with an integral muzzle brake on the end. It is fitted with a tangent rear sight adjustable from 50-1000 meters and a blade front sight. The receiver is unmarked aside of the serial number of "3261" on the right rear side and the "S" and "F" marked safety switch on the left side. The cocking piece is stamped with a "eagle/N" proof on top with serial number "2416b" on the left side. It is fitted with a wartime laminated replacement stock that is numbered on the underside "2416b", and is also fitted with the same numbered trigger guard plate/bow. The stock is fitted with a heavy steel buttplate. It is complete with one magazine.Class: Class III Very fine with 85% plus of the blued finish remaining overall with the complete bolt assembly still in the white. The laminated stock is also in very fine condition with a nice medium brown color overall showing only minor handling marks. NOTE: This item is restricted as a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) that is classified as a "Curios or Relic" as defined in 27 CFR, 478.11. These weapons are still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.


Lot#: 43311859

Factory Engraved and Silver Plated Smith & Wesson Model Num. One

Factory Engraved and Silver Plated Smith & Wesson Model Number One 2nd Issue Revolver with Pearl GripsManufactured circa 1860-1868. The revolver features a typical and attractive floral scroll and punch dot engraving on the sides of the barrel, cylinder, frame and back strap. The top of the barrel rib is marked with the one line address "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS" with a simple wire border. The serial number is marked on the butt, and the matching assembly number "C2" is marked on the right heel under the grip, front face of the cylinder and rear of the barrel lug. Blade front and notch rear sights, all silver finish and fitted with smooth pearl grips.Class: Antique Very fine. The revolver retains 70% original silver plating, almost all of which has darkened with age. There is a smooth dark patina on the exposed metal and an attractive untouched patina on the exposed brass. The grips are also very fine with light handling marks. The markings and engraving remain crisp and clear. The action is fine.


Lot#: 43311618

Registered Transferrable Mauser Schnellfeuer Machine Gun w/Stock

Mauser Model 1932 (712) Schnellfeuer Machine Pistol, Class III/NFA C&R Fully Transferrable Machine Gun, with Stock Rig and WWII Capture PapersIntroduced due to competitive pressure from Astra's Spanish-made Broomhandle pistols, especially in the lucrative Chinese market, the 1932 Schnellfeuer took everything people loved about the Broomhandle and cranked it to 11. The result was a compact machine pistol, which could be reconfigured to a carbine as needed, feed from 10 and 20 round detachable box magazines (without sacrificing clip loading), and could either tap out single rounds semi-automatically or let rip at 900+ RPM on full auto. Needless to say, the target audience (China) went for it wholeheartedly, and sales only terminated when Japan joined the Axis Powers, making export to Chiang Kai-shek's Kuomintang unacceptable. Schnellfeuers are also known to have been used on both sides of the Spanish Civil War, as well as being used as a secondary Wehrmacht sidearm as well as by the Waffen-SS. Included with this particular Schnellfeuer is a set of paperwork from one Kenneth Haslett, an American solider hailing from St. Elmo, Illinois. On 28 September 1945, in an unspecified location in the European theater, then-First Sergeant Haslett declared as a war trophy "ONE (1) GERMAN MAUSER CAL 32 NO 83408", which then came home with him. On returning home, he did the proper diligence with the Treasury Department, documenting the item as a Deactivated War Trophy with a welded breech. This weld was removed at an unrecorded date, and the machine pistol issued a tax stamp; as the original registration was made prior to the 1986 cutoff, this is now a fully transferrable machine gun. Blade front and 1,000-meter tangent rear sights, with "crown/crown/U" and "Nazi Eagle" proofs on the upper left chamber flat, three-line address marks on the top flat and right side of the frame, and the Mauser banner on the left side, immediately behind the "N" and "R" marked selector switch. A set of 12-groove hardwood grips, hand-marked "GODESKI/5175" on the interiors. The included hardwood shoulder stock bears additional markings from a Joe Godeski, both ink and carved, along with a leather harness and a cleaning rod.Class: Class III Very fine, with 85% plus of the original blue finish, showing some bright edge wear, a few hints of gray and brown patina, and scattered handling marks. Some heat discoloration is visible around the chamber, possibly from either the original weld or the re-activation effort. The grips are good, with some minor dents. The modified replacement Model 1930 stock is good, with a long glued crack at the throat, dents, scuffs and sanding, and the harness shows wear and tear. The selector switch is currently stuck on "N" (semi-auto); otherwise the gun is mechanically fine. NOTE: This item is restricted as a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) that is classified as a "Curios or Relic" as defined in 27 CFR, 478.11. These weapons are still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.


Lot#: 43311619

Fine Field Cap for a Heer Pioniere, w/Satchel

Rare HBT Field Cap for a German Army Combat Engineer with Matching Satchel1) Lightweight tropical-style field cap, green herringbone twill construction with machine embroidered green cloth eagle and cockade patches on the front, the latter enclosed by a triangular black waffenfarbe "soutache". The black waffenfarbe traditionally indicates a "pioniere", a combat engineer. The interior is lined in brown cloth, with a black ink "58" size marking. The early field cap pattern and the herringbone twill cloth are a rare combination, with this being the only one we've seen. 2) Field satchel, constructed from near-identical green herringbone twill cloth with alloy buttons, steel suspension rings, and leather hardware. Faint hand markings are present on one of the belt loops, otherwise the item is unmarked. Consignor notes attribute both items as a set of war trophies taken together in Italy during World War II.Class: Other 1) Very good, with some light wear and handling marks. 2) Good. A few holes in the sides, back and bottom have been stitched together, with some mild wear overall.


Lot#: 43311860

Smith & Wesson - 38 Safety Hammerless Exhibition Quality

Exhibition Quality Engraved Nickel and Gold Plated Smith & Wesson 38 Safety Hammerless 5th Model RevolverSmith & Wesson 38 Safety Hammerless 5th Model revolver were manufactured from 1907 to 1940 with this having been beautifully period New York engraved. The top of the barrel rib has the one line address, left barrel side has the caliber marking, and the right side of the frame has the S&W trademark. A floral scroll and punch engraving covers the frame and barrel lug sides with the pattern extending to the barrel sides and cylinder chambers. The top strap is engraved with an arrow through a ribbon, and the top rear of the frame is engraved with a geometric pattern. Nickel plated with gold plated barrel latch, cylinder, trigger, trigger guard and grip safety and blue niter screw heads. Fitted with smooth grips. Matching numbers on butt, cylinder, barrel and barrel latch.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Excellent as New York engraved with nearly all of the nickel and gold plating. The grips are excellent with an attractive grain pattern and color. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311861

S&W irst Model Single Shot Pistol, Factory Letter, Holster

Excellent Smith & Wesson First Model Single Shot Pistol with Factory Letter and HolsterThe accompanying factory letter lists this pistol with a 10 inch barrel in .22 LR, nickel finish, and checkered black hard rubber extension target grips when it was shipped to Hartley & Graham Co., New York City on September 28, 1899. Matching serial numbers on the front grip strap, right grip panel, barrel, and barrel latch. Comes with an unmarked leather holster.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Excellent. The pistol retains 98% plus original nickel finish showing some light minor handling marks. Good original case colors remain on the hammer and trigger guard. The grips are fine with a hairline crack near the top (right panel), a few minor handing marks, and crisp checkering overall. Mechanically excellent. The holster is fine showing some minor handling/storage marks and tight stitching.


Lot#: 43311620

German - MP 40

World War II German Fully Automatic Class III/NFA C&R MP-40 Steyr (bnz Code) Manufacture Submachine Gun with One MagazineThis is a very fine example of a WWII German MP40 Submachine gun as used by all German forces. These MP40 SMGs were highly prized as war trophies during WWII and are even more desirable today and are probably the most sought-after WWII SMGs. Typically they are called a "Schmeisser" or Machine Pistol, which stems from the model designation of Machine Pistole, while in reality the MP40 is a true submachine gun, firing from an open bolt using the 9mm Parabellum round, same as the Luger pistol. They were a marvel of wartime manufacturing using stampings combined with limited machined parts to increase manufacturing speed and reduce time and cost. They were produced by three primary factories; Erma Werke, Haenel and Steyr, with this example produced by the Steyr factory in 1942. The top of the rear receiver end cap is stamped with: "MP40/bnz/42". The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number "80j", and the appropriate "WaA623" Waffenamts are on the various parts. It has an unusually dark brown almost maroon bakelite lower receiver cover and grip panels. The trigger group, folding buttstock, barrel nut, resting bar, bolt, firing pin and rear sight are all correctly serial numbered and matching to the receiver. This MP40 is complete with one original WWII MP40 magazine and an original WWII leather MP40 sling ink stamped "M.P.38 u.40." This example has been reactivated as there is a small welded/repaired and reblued area directly in front of the magazine well, under the front end of the receiver/breech area of the barrel. It is very nice done and is almost unnoticeable.Class: Class III Very fine as reactivated with 90% of the current blue finish overall with edge and high spot wear with general light thinning on the receiver and barrel with a blue/brown mix patina on the grips traps and folding buttplate. The bakelite components are all in very fine condition. It has all matching numbered parts except the aluminum resting bar under the barrel which is unnumbered. A really nice looking WWII German MP40 SMG. NOTE: This item is restricted as a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) that is classified as a "Curios or Relic" as defined in 27 CFR, 478.11. These weapons are still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.


Lot#: 43311862

Engraved S&W 2nd Model .38 Double Action Revolver, Letter

New York Engraved Smith & Wesson Second Model .38 Double Action Revolver with Pearl Grips, Box and Factory LetterThe accompanying factory letter lists this revolver with a 3 1/4 inch barrel, nickel finish, and checkered hard rubber grips when shipped on April 30, 1881, to M.W. Robinson Co., New York City. The engraving and pearl grips were likely added by the Robinson Co. to fill a special order. The revolver features near full coverage engraving consisting of floral scrollwork, vines and zig zag line and dot motifs. Matching numbers on the butt, barrel, barrel latch, and cylinder. The period factory box features a correct model end label.Class: Antique Very fine, retaining 90% of the nickel finish with flaking on the balance. The grips are very fine with a short hairline crack (right panel) and some scattered handling evidence. Mechanically excellent. The box is fine showing some minor wear, stains, and a repaired corner. Nearly all of the end label remains.


Lot#: 43311621

Erma Werke Waffenfabrik - EMP

Scarce Pre-World War II German ERMA EMP Fully Automatic Class III/NFA C&R Registered 9 mm Submachine GunThis is an excellent example of a late production, pre-war ERMA manufactured EMP 9mm submachine gun. This type of submachine gun was used heavily in the Spanish Civil war from 1936-1938 and was also very popular with early Nazi police and para-military units. It was originally designed by Henrich Vollmer in the late 1920s and was subsequently manufactured by the Erfurter Werkzeug Machinenfabrik (Erma Werke) factory in the early 1930s. The nomenclature for this weapon, "EMP", actually stands for ERMA Machinefabrik-Pistole, and they were made at the old Erfurt factory in Thurgen. Typical of early German pre-war craftsmanship, it has all machined and blued steel parts. The rear of the receiver is marked with a small single "Eagle N" commercial proof mark along with "EMP/17998". It has the late pattern two position rear sight graduated for 100 and 200 meters. It has the slotted barrel jacket and has the one-piece oak stock with the vertical foregrip. It has the two position (full and semi-automatic) selector switch on right side of the trigger guard with a unique large safety lever on the right side of the receiver that actually blocks the bolt. The barrel jacket and magazine housing are numbered "17998", and the bolt is numbered "4834". It has a blued metal finish with the bright polish bolt. It is complete with one 20 round magazine and an MP40 leather sling.Class: Class III Excellent with 95% of the blued finish overall with only edge and high spot wear. The bolt as noted is still in the white. The stock is in very fine condition with its original oil type finish showing slightly heavier handling marks and pressure dents on the sides in various areas. Mechanically excellent. NOTE: This item is restricted as a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) that is classified as a "Curios or Relic" as defined in 27 CFR, 478.11. These weapons are still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.


Lot#: 43311863

Engraved Smith & Wesson 4th Model .32 Double Action Revolver

Factory Engraved Smith & Wesson 4th Model .32 Double Action Revolver with Pearl GripsManufactured from 1883 to 1909. Featuring Oscar Young's floral scroll engraving in the standard factory pattern on a punch dot background covering around 40% of the surface. Matching numbers are on the frame, barrel, barrel latch, and cylinder.Class: Antique Excellent factory engraved, retaining 98% nickel finish showing faint wear. 95% case colors remain on the hammer and trigger, and some original blue finish remains on the trigger guard. The replacement grips are fine with minimal handling evidence. Mechanically excellent. A beautiful engraved small frame S&W DA!


Lot#: 43311622

Tula Arsenal - 1910 (Maxim MG)

World War II Russian Model 1910 "Maxim" (Tula Factory) Fully Automatic Class III/NFA C&R Registered Machine Gun Assembled with a German Maxim Side Plate, Russian Wheeled Mount and Front ShieldThis is a very fine example of a desirable, WWII Russian Model 1910 type machine gun part kit manufactured at the Tula Machinery Factory in 1944 that has been assembled with an original WWI German Maxim model 1908 side plate. The Russian model was basically the same design as the original WWI German Maxims only it was chambered for the standard Russian 7.62 x 54R service cartridge. The Russian models as in this case were equipped with a large wheeled "sokolov" mount with a front steel glacis armour plate. The top cover is marked with the large Russian "Star with the Arrow inside", identifying its as a Tula manufactured weapon along with "1944", the date of manufacture. The original side plate is correctly stamped with the Imperial German "Crown/D" factory proofs over serial number "5019d". This part kit has almost visible all matching numbers except for the side plate, the side mounted recoil spring housing and rear support block on the left side. The noted factory is not the regular Tula Arsenal rifle factory but a separate facility that manufactured Maxims from 1938 thru 1945. This original Maxim weapon was designed/developed by Hiram Maxim in 1883-1884 and was one of the most influential weapons of the 20th century. These were actually the first self-sustaining heavy MGs used in any sizeable numbers on the battlefield and are able to lay down a sustained suppressive fire without any other external means other than by the energy generated from the force of firing a round. It was adopted by the British Army in 1880, the Imperial Germany Army in 1899 and the Russian Army in 1905. These weapons are easy to identify as they have a large round steel water jacket around the barrel which held seven quarts of water intending to cool the barrel during heavy firing, and the Russian version had a very unique extremely large, "tractor cap" mounted on top of the water jacket which allow the machine gun crew to easily fill the water jacket with hands full of snow during the winter to augment the water supply when everything was frozen. Interestingly this tractor cap design was actually copied from the Finnish version of the Maxim MGs based on captured MGs during the Russo-Finish War (1938-40). This large water jacket held approximately 7 quarts of water which allowed the machine gun to fire long, sustained bursts of fire for approximately 500 rounds before the water started to boil. At approximately 2,000 rounds of sustained fire, the water would all boil off, and the water jacket had to be refilled. It has the original flip-up tangent style rear sight graduated from 400-2,000 meters, a simple inverted "v" front sight and still retains its original large Maxim steel water jacket. It comes with an original wheeled mount, front armour plate, and a Russian support kit.Class: Class III Fine with 90% of a professionally reblued metal finish that has all matching colors overall showing only light wear from handling. The front water jacket, complete wheeled mount and front armour plate also retains 95% of a very nice WWII flat green painted finish that nicely compliments the weapon. A very nice looking and highly desirable example of a WWII Russian M1910 Maxim. NOTE: This item is restricted as a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) that is classified as a "Curios or Relic" as defined in 27 CFR, 478.11. These weapons are still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.


Lot#: 43311864

Scarce Smith & Wesson 1st Model Ladysmith Double Action Revolver

Scarce Smith & Wesson 1st Model Ladysmith Double Action Revolver with Pearl GripsManufactured from 1902 to 1906. Smith & Wesson only manufactured approximately 4,575 1st Model Ladysmith revolvers. The top of the barrel is marked with the two line address/patent dates flanked by Maltese crosses, caliber marking on left barrel side, and S&W Trade Mark logo on left side of frame. Nickel finish, blue hammer and trigger, and fitted with smooth pearl grips with gold S&W medallions.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Very good. The revolver retains 90% original frosted nickel finish with some high edge wear and scattered minor flaking. The hammer and trigger have a smooth dark patina. The grips are excellent with light handling marks. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is fine.


Lot#: 43311623

Soviet PPSH41 SMG, Ex. Mags, Fully Transferrable

Soviet 1944 World War II Production PPSh-41 Submachine Gun, Class III/NFA C&R Fully Transferrable Machine Gun, with Several Extra Magazines and AccessoriesDeveloped by Soviet arms designer Georgy Shpagin, the PPSh-41 was the go-to infantry submachine gun for the USSR in World War II, produced in quantity and fielded the full width of the Eastern Front. Similar to other popular SMGs of the day, the PPSh was a blowback-driven open-bolt design, using as many stamped components as possible and an interesting production expedient for the barrel; one could make 2 PPSh barrels by cutting a Mosin-Nagant barrel in half and machining a new 7.62x25mm breech. Fielded by the Red Army and air-dropped to Soviet-friendly partisan forces, the SMG was also used by the Nazis (both in original 7.62 and re-chambered for 9mm Parabellum). After the war, large quantities were supplied to the Korean People's Army and the Chinese People's Volunteer Army, both of which deployed them en masse for the Korean War; while outstripped by the American M1 rifle and M2 carbine in terms of range and accuracy, they provided brutal up-close firepower during raids and night battles. Blade front and two-leaf rear sights, with an integral muzzle brake in the ventilated heat shield, marked "1944" ahead of the ejector port, with a two position selector switch (full/semi) inside the triggerguard. Fitted with a smooth one piece hardwood stock, with a leather and canvas sling and a steel buttplate. Included with the SMG is one extra drum magazine, a spare bolt and trigger group, and nine stick magazines in three canvas pouches.Class: Class III Very good. The metal shows a mixed brown and gray patina overall, with mild spotting and handling marks. The stock shows some cracking around and ahead of the wrist and near the buttplate, along with some scuffs and dings. Mechanically excellent. NOTE: This item is restricted as a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) that is classified as a "Curios or Relic" as defined in 27 CFR, 478.11. These weapons are still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.


Lot#: 43311865

Excellent Smith & Wesson 2nd Model Ladysmith Double Action Revol

Excellent Smith & Wesson 2nd Model Ladysmith Double Action RevolverManufactured between 1906 and 1910 and features the pull forward cylinder latch located under the barrel, blade and notch sights, standard two line address/patent dates marked on top of the barrel, "22 S&W CTG." flanked by Maltese crosses on the left side and the S&W logo on the left side of the frame. Blue finish with casehardened trigger and hammer and fitted with checkered grips with "S&W" logo at the tops.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Excellent. The revolver retains 95% original blue showing some thinning to a brown with a brown and gray patina mixed with original blue on the trigger guard. The hammer and trigger retain some strong vivid original case colors. The grips are also excellent with overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311624

Fine Afrikakorps Engineer NCO Uniform Set

Fine Afrikakorps Engineer NCO Uniform SetConstructed from tan/khaki material overall, with the tunic outfitted for an unteroffizer (sergeant) assigned to an engineering unit in the Afrikakorps. 1) The tunic has a faded maker's mark on the inside of the right breast, above the size numbers "11 00/92/71 61" and "M12", with "tropical" pattern collar trim, tabs, boards and eagle, the boards also piped in black waffenfarbe, with a black on tan embroidered signal patch on the left sleeve and the blue and silver "AFRIKAKORPS" cuff title on the right. A ribbon for an Iron Cross 2nd class is threaded through one of the button holes. The buttons are pebbled alloy, with detachable backing, with a set of compressed board buttons on the cuffs. 2) The trousers are of similar material construction, with an integral herringbone twill adjustment belt, a faded makers mark by the fly and the size markings "70 82/104 90" and "42 8" inside the waistband. 3) Suspender/belt rig, olive canvas construction, with a green painted steel "GOTT MIT UNS" belt buckle.Class: Other Very good overall, with some minor wear and staining. A button is absent from the left cuff, and the Iron Cross ribbon is fraying slightly.


Lot#: 43311866

Fine Smith & Wesson Third Model Ladysmith Double Action Revolver

Very Fine Smith & Wesson Third Model Ladysmith Double Action Revolver with Purse HolsterManufactured from 1911-1921 with a total production of 12,203. The last serial number was 26,154 making this revolver one of the last 144 to be made. Built on the square butt M frame with 5 screws. The top of the barrel is marked "+SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS. U.S.A./PAT'D AUG. 4 96. OCT. 9. 01. NOV. 10. 03. FEB. 6. 06. SEPT. 14. 09+" with caliber designation on the left side, and the matching serial number is marked on the butt, rear cylinder face and underside of the barrel. Pinned blade front sight, adjustable rear sight, nickel finish with casehardened hammer and trigger. Comes with a leather purse holster.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Very fine. The revolver retains 98% original nickel finish with some minor flaking on the muzzle, some light frosting developing, a cylinder drag line and light scratches. The grips are excellent with a few minor pressure dents and handling marks. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent. The purse holster is good with heavy wear on the exterior.


Lot#: 43311625

German - MG42

Highly Desirable Fully Automatic Class III/NFA C&R World War II Nazi MG-42 (code swd) MAGET Machine Gun with Anti-Aircraft Mount and Drum MagazineThis is a solid representative example of a WWII German MG42 light machine gun. This is a fairly rare example as it was manufactured in 1944, by the MAGET (Maschinen und Geraetetbau GmbH) factory in Berlin. They originally used the wartime code of "cra" which was changed in 1943 to "swd". Due to their extremely high cyclic rate of fire of approximately 1,200 rounds per minute, the GIs termed them "Hitler’s Buzz Saw" as it was so fast that you could not distinguish the individual rounds being fired. Of all the German machine gun during WWII this model was probably the most feared weapon on the battlefield. The MG42 was actually an improvement over the early MG-34 (which used all fully machined and hand fitted parts and assemblies). The MG-42 used new manufacturing techniques such as stamped steel parts that were welded or riveted together combined with limited machined parts. In this example, the receiver was made from stamped steel sections, with a perforated barrel jacket with both welded/mated to the machined center section and top cover support with a stamped top cover. It used riveted bolt rails guides inside the receiver. The complete bolt and barrel were made from traditional machined parts. The buttstock was made from walnut, and the pistol grip plates were made from bakelite. They were mass produced and so highly effective that the German factories manufactured well over 400,000 before the end of the war. They were easily transported, and they were the cornerstone of the German infantry company. They were so effective that during WWII the U.S. Army tested the design and in the post war years actually copied much of the design during the development of the M-60 machine gun. This weapon had several innovative features, such as the new delayed roller-block locking system and the quick change barrel. This last feature was so important as it allowed the machine gunner to rapidly change out a hot barrel during battle without any tools. This extended and preserved the barrel life and also prevented cook-offs. These features were years ahead of anything that the Allies had. These weapons were made by four primary companies: Mauser, MAGET of Berlin, Gustloff Werke, and Steyr. This example, as noted, was manufactured by the MAGET factory. The left side of the receiver is marked "NC/MG 42/8103o/swd" the war time code for the MAGET factory as manufactured in 1944, (code NC). The machined top cover center support has an unreadable war time code with a Waffenamt proof on top. The stamped top cover does not carry a wartime code, and the top of the bolt is stamped with an "eagle/WaA180" Waffenamt. The machine gun has a matching barrel numbered "8103o" with the barrel extension stamped "cra" indicating manufacture by MAGET. Most of the various parts carry some kind of a German WWII Waffenamt proof. It has the original folding front sight and tangent rear marked 2-20 (200-2,000 meters). It has an earlier unmarked wooden buttstock. It is complete with one side mounted drum/basket magazine and an original, WWII, folding tripod mount that is marked on the side "bgs/19".Class: Class III Very fine with 98% of a dark almost black late war/post-war type finish that shows almost no wear overall. The laminated buttstock is in very good condition with a darker color overall showing light handling marks and scratches on the sides. The tripod/mount retains 85% of its original desert tan colored painted finish with general light wear from handing and use over the years. This is a really super nice high condition correct WWII German MG-42 machine gun. NOTE: This item is restricted as a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) that is classified as a "Curios or Relic" as defined in 27 CFR, 478.11. These weapons are still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.


Lot#: 43311867

Russian Contract S&W No. 3 Russian 1st Model Revolver

Rare First Issue Russian Military Contract Smith & Wesson No. 3 Russian 1st Model Single Action RevolverSmith & Wesson manufactured 20,000 No. 3 Russian 1st Models for the Russian government in their own serial number range (1-20000), and they are almost non-existent in U.S. collections today. This revolver has the added rarity of being one of only three known (serial numbers 211, 383, and 438) of the initial issue of approximately 500 revolvers that are fully serial numbered as well as assembly numbered. Note that no. 211 is also in this auction. The barrel rib has the S&W Cyrillic marking followed by the double headed Russian eagle and inspector initials "KO" for Captain Kasavery Ordinetz. Matching assembly numbers (“18”) are on the grip frame, barrel latch, barrel, and cylinder. The right grip panel is numbered to the gun. For more information see www.russianrevolvers.com. Provenance: Joe Leiper Collection.Class: Antique Very good, retaining 30% original blue finish on the frame and barrel and some original blue in the cylinder flutes with the balance a mottled brown-gray patina. The barrel has been shortened to 6 1/2 inches from its original 8 inch length, and the front grip strap shows signs of being cleaned. The grips are fine with a minor crack near the top (left panel) and minor handling evidence. Mechanically needs work as action does not always cycle correctly. Do not miss your opportunity to obtain this rare variation of a 1st military contract No. 3 Russian that is missing from the most advanced S&W collections.


Lot#: 43311626

1942 Dated World War II "fsu" Code Field Mount for a MG42 Machin

1942 Dated World War II "fsu" Code Field Mount for a MG42 Machine GunDesigned to be carried on the back of an assistant gunner, the field mount for the MG42 machine gun could be rapidly unfolded to serve as an adjustable tripod or as the base for an anti-aircraft pintle mount (not included). Marked "1942/fsu 3183" flanked by partially legible Waffenamt stamps on top, with a green paint finish overall, a pair of brown leather shoulder straps and a pair of leather pads on the front leg, as well as a small metal tool compartment on the left side. The side of the traverse and elevation mechanism is stamped "axx/1942/7906".Class: Other Fine as arsenal repainted. 70% green painted finish remains with areas of chipping and rough handling marks revealing the red and tan undercoats, oxidation, and some visible roughness under the green paint. The leather is about good with scuffs and staining and tight stitching.


Lot#: 43311868

Russian Contract Smith & Wesson No. 3 Russian 2nd Model Revolver

Scarce Russian Military Contract Smith & Wesson No. 3 Russian 2nd Model Single Action RevolverSmith & Wesson manufactured 70,000 of these revolvers for the Russian government. The barrel rib has the S&W Cyrillic marking followed by the serial number, a double headed Russian eagle, Russian inspector initials for N. Kushakevich, and a late production Russian acceptance proof. Matching serial numbers are found on the butt, right grip panel, cylinder, barrel (on rib), and barrel latch. For more information see www.russianrevolvers.com. Provenance: Joe Leiper Collection.Class: Antique Good, having a mixed gunmetal gray patina and minor pitting. There is a series of tool-like markings on the underside of the barrel. The grips are very good showing some minor dings and scratches. The action cycles, but the cylinder does not lock properly when the hammer is fully cocked.


Lot#: 43311627

Swiss Waffenfabrik Bern Model 06/24 Luger

Swiss Waffenfabrik Bern Model 06/24 Luger Semi-Automatic PistolFixed sights, with a blank chamber, "Geneva Cross/WAFFENFABRIK/BERN" on the front toggle link, "+/M" on the extension and small "Geneva Cross" stamps on multiple components. The grips have the distinctive smooth borders and are numbered to match on the interior. Straw finished small parts, wide grip safety, and a nickel finished magazine with a hardwood base.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Excellent with 97% plus of the original blue finish, showing a few tiny patches of pitting on the barrel, light scratches, and some mild edge wear and handling marks overall. The grips are also excellent with some dings. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311869

Russian Contract Smith & Wesson No. 3 Russian 3rd Model Revolver

Rare Russian Military Contract Smith & Wesson No. 3 Russian 3rd Model Single Action RevolverThis is the third and final "Russian Model" type revolver Smith & Wesson delivered to the Russian government. A total of 41,138 units were manufactured. The barrel rib has the S&W Cyrillic marking (lacks a serial number) followed by a double headed Russian eagle, and Russian inspector initials "KO" for Captain Kasavery Ordinetz. The left side of the frame has the Russian "1874" marking. The Russians referred to these revolvers as the "Cavalry Model" or "1874 Model." The right grip panel, cylinder, barrel (in latch cut out), and barrel latch are numbered to the gun. For more information see www.russianrevolvers.com. Provenance: Joe Leiper Collection.Class: Antique Very good plus, retaining 40% original blue finish on the frame and barrel, otherwise a smooth brown-gray patina. Visible original case colors remain on the hammer and trigger guard. The grips are good with a number of minor-moderate dings. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311628

Swiss Bern Model 1929 Luger Semi-Automatic Pistol

Swiss Bern Model 1929 Luger Semi-Automatic PistolFixed sights, with a blank chamber, "Swiss Cross in shield" marking on the toggle link, and matching serial numbers on the barrel, frame and rear toggle link. "P" is stamped on the front of the trigger guard, indicating release from military inventory. Finish is full blue, with a pair of checkered grips, a full-width grip safety, smooth controls with an "S" marked upper safety position, and a nickel finished magazine with an unmarked plastic base.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Very fine, with 85% of the original blue finish, showing some areas of brown patina concentrated on the barrel and grip straps, bright edge wear, mild spotting on the grip safety and extractor, and light handling marks. The grips are also very fine, with some dings. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311629

Nazi Era Commercial Proofed Walther HP Semi-Automatic Pistol

Nazi Era Commercial Proofed Walther HP Semi-Automatic PistolFixed blade and notch sights, Walther banner and two line address followed by the model marking on left side of slide, commercial "eagle/N" proofs on the renumbered barrel, slide, and frame, and matching visible serial numbers. With serrated bakelite grips with a lanyard loop on the left side of the heel.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Very good as assembled (barrel renumbered) blue finish remains with areas of edge wear, surface scratches, and some scattered light spotting. The grips are fine with handling marks overall and some small dings. Mechanically very good though the trigger may need some adjustment as it does not always engage in double action.


Lot#: 43311870

S&W Model 3 Russian Commercial Reissue Revolver, Letter

Scarce Smith & Wesson Model 3 Russian Third Model Commercial Reissue Revolver with Factory LetterManufactured from 1874 to 1878, this commercial example is hand stamped "REISSUE/JULY 25, 1871" at the end of the barrel rib marking. The "REISSUE" marking is rare and was added after the W.C. Dodge patent was reissued and the factory had purchased it from Dodge. The factory letter lists this revolver with the "REISSUE" marking, 6 1/2 inch barrel, blue finish, butt swivel, and smooth walnut grips when shipped on December 15, 1876, and delivered to Schuyler Hartley & Graham Co., New York City. The butt has a boxed "1874" over the serial number along with a small "P." Marching assembly numbers appear on the grip frame, barrel, and barrel latch. The right grip panel is numbered to the gun.Class: Antique Fine. The revolver retains 65% original blue finish on the frame and barrel with the cylinder a smooth brown-gray patina. 40% original case colors remain on the hammer and trigger guard. The grips are fine with some minor-moderate handling evidence. Mechanically excellent. A solid example of a scarce S&W Model 3 Russian Revolver with "REISSUE" marking.


Lot#: 43311871

Tula Arsenal S&W No. 3 Russian 3rd Model Revolver

Rare Early Production Russian Military Tula Arsenal No. 3 Russian 3rd Model RevolverProduction of these revolvers started around 1886 after the tooling was purchased from Ludwig Loewe. Although approximately 35,000 were manufactured, these revolvers saw hard use and had a low survivability rate, making them very rare in the U.S. and reportedly just as rare in Russia. Offered here is an early example with the first year production two-digit serial number "37" and markings. It has the Tula Arsenal Cyrillic marking on the barrel rib which includes the manufacture date "1886," the serial number, double headed Russian eagle, and Russian inspector initials N. Kushakevich. The cylinder is also numbered to the gun. For more information see www.russianrevolvers.com. Provenance: Joe Leiper Collection.Class: Antique Very good plus, retaining 30% original blue finish on the barrel and frame and strong traces of original blue finish on the cylinder flutes with the balance a gray patina. There are a couple dings on the barrel and a couple patches of minor pitting. The grips are fine with some minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent. A solid first year production Tula Arsenal No. 3 Russian that will be a welcome addition to any Russian military or S&W collection.


Lot#: 43311630

Two Mauser Model 1914 Semi-Automatic Pistols

Two Mauser Model 1914 Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) Mauser Model 1914 Semi-Automatic PistolTwo Mauser Model 1914 Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) Mauser Model 1914 Semi-Automatic PistolManufactured 1914-1936. Fixed sights, with the Oberndorf address on the left side of the slide, "Cal. 7,65-D.R.P.u.A.P." on the left. The small parts are finished in niter blue, with a "MW" monogrammed grip. With a brown cardboard box, hand-numbered to the pistol with "Klar" on a paper label on top of the lid.Manufacture: MauserModel: 1914BBL: 3 3/8 inch roundStock: Gauge: 7.65 mmFinish: blueGrips: gutta perchaSerial Number: 2994Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Condition: Very good, with 85% plus original blue finish, showing bright wear along the edges and some light handling marks. About 80% of the bright niter blue finish is present on the small parts, with a smooth gray on the remainder. The grip is excellent with minor wear. The box is good with some mild wear and staining. Mechanically very good.B) Mauser Model 1914 Semi-Automatic PistolManufactured 1914-1936. Marked "GERMANY" on the rear of the frame, markings are standard. Fitted with niter blue small parts and a checkered wraparound grip.Manufacture: MauserModel: 1914BBL: 3 3/8 inch roundStock: Gauge: 7.65 mmFinish: blueGrips: hardwoodSerial Number: 298694Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Condition: Very good as refinished, with 95% of the factory quality blue, showing some light sub-finish dings and wear on the front of the frame, as well as some mild handling marks. The grip is very good, with some light dents. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311872

Russian Contract Ludwig Loewe S&W No. 3 Russian Revolver

Rare Russian Military Contract Ludwig Loewe & Company No. 3 Russian 3rd Model Single Action RevolverProduction of these revolvers started as early as 1876 when the Russians decided to move No. 3 Russian revolver production from S&W in America to Ludwig Loewe in Berlin. Revolvers produced in Germany didn’t need transatlantic shipment, so the supply of revolvers was less likely to be disrupted. In addition, S&W had also angered the Russians by selling arms to Turkey and Japan, enemies of Imperial Russia. The barrel rib has the Ludwig Loewe Cyrillic marking followed by the serial number, the double headed Russian eagle, and a late Russian acceptance proof. The left side of the frame has the Russian "1874" marking. The right grip panel is numbered to a different gun. The cylinder is numbered to the gun. For more information see www.russianrevolvers.com. Provenance: Joe Leiper Collection.Class: Antique Very good, retaining 20% original blue finish on the barrel and frame and strong original traces of original blue finish on the cylinder flutes with the balance a smooth brown-gray patina mixed with some minor to moderate pitting. The very good replacement grips are slightly undersized and have some moderate dings. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311631

Pre-WW2 Mauser Standard Model Rifle

Excellent Pre-World War II Mauser Standard Model Bolt Action RifleDeveloped in 1933, the Standard Model was the final commercial configuration issued by the pre-war Mauser factory. Blade and tangent sights, with the Mauser banner on top of the receiver ring, "crown/ letter" proofs on the left side, and "STANDARD-MODELL " on the sidewall. Milled components, with matching numbers on the bolt, floor plate and trigger guard. Smooth straight grip stock with a flat buttplate.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Excellent, with 98% of the bright original blue finish, with some minor handling marks overall. Aged storage grease is present in the crevices and nearly of the blue remains on the bolt face. The stock is also excellent, with some dents and scratches overall, as well as some scuffing from the mid band. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311873

Springfield Armory John Garand Presentation M1-Garand

Well Documented, Historic National Treasure One of a Kind U.S. Springfield Armory M1 Garand "Milestone" Serial Number "1,000,000" Presented to the Inventor John C. Garand with Presentation Inscribed Display Case, Plated and Gilt En Bloc Clip and Cartridges and John C. Garand ArchiveThis is absolutely the apex of any advanced M1 Garand rifle collection or any high end martial arms collection. This is the exact, original M1 Garand milestone serial number "1000000" that was authorized for presentation to John C. Garand and given to him at his retirement ceremony on April 30th, 1953, at the Kimball Hotel in Springfield, Mass. It was manufactured in November of 1942. The name John C. Garand needs no introduction to anyone that is remotely familiar to the U.S. martial firearms or any WWII historical facts. Every Army, USMC, Navy and Air Force veteran from WWII through Vietnam and well beyond intimately knows how wonderful and significant this rifle design was and that it ultimately helped save the United States, Europe, and the free world during WWII. His rifle design and U.S. Government service work was so significant that the M1 Garand is still in use by thousands of collectors and rifle enthusiasts who flock to Camp Perry for the annual High Power rifle matches today that bear his name. The M1 is highly regarded as one of the most prolific and collectible rifles, even today, almost 80 years after its development. This beautiful rifle is pictured and described in the book "The M1 Garand rifle" by Canfield on pages 815-822. During his lifetime, John Garand only received his standard government salary, selflessly allowing the U.S. Government to manufacture these rifles with no royalty payments. An included letter from Dorothy Jerome of Helena, Montana, expressed her wish to contribute to Garand’s “share of what is due…for his invention of the M1” by personally sending Garand a check for $1.00. The check is uncashed. In 1973, the U.S. Congress introduced a bill to award Garand $100,000 for his service related to the development of the M1. The bill did not pass. This rifle was manufactured in early Oct/Nov 1942. It has the standard receiver markings over serial number "100000". The barrel is stamped on the side “S-A-10-42.” The rifle has the following correct parts: op rod ("D35382-6 SA," unmodified), bolt ("D28287-12/A8W"), trigger housing ("D28290-8-SA"), milled trigger guard and hammer ("C-46008-3 SA"), and all internal action parts. It is fitted with a WWII narrow gas cylinder, front sight with the screw cover intact, the round top gas cylinder lock, single slot gas plug, and a set of the WWII locking bar rear sights. The rifle is mounted in the most beautiful, highly figured, regular production M1 Garand stock and handguard sets we have ever seen. It has full fiddleback/flame figure from the front of the handguard to the buttplate. The stock has a faint boxed "SA" cartouche followed by a faint cross-cannon inspection/acceptance proof. This beautiful and historic rifle comes with its original inscribed walnut presentation/display case that measures 9 x 46 inches and has a green felt interior. The top of the lid has a small brass plaque that reads: "PRESENTED TO/JOHN C. GARAND/BY AUTHORITY OF/THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY/ROBERT T. STEVENS/APRIL 30, 1953". It comes with a presentation silver plated clip inscribed “SPRING DIVISION/BORG-WARNER CORP.” and “John Garand/April 30 1953” holding 8 gold plated dummy cartridges each inscribed with a name of an associate (Jack Becker, Adolph Bergetz, Dan Gillespie, Pat Gillett, Jim Niblick, Bill Schumacher, Harry Troendly, and Art Welch), retirement banquet program and photo album, 8x10 inch photograph of Garand holding this rifle at his retirement party, and other John Grand personal effects such as his guest name tag for the Merchants Bureau Breakfast Club, American Society for Metals medal presented in Oct. 1941 with framed certificate, The Rice Medal for Meritorious Service presented in Nov. 1941 with framed certificate, framed honorary doctorate of engineering from Lehigh University presented in 19, his Springfield Armory photo ID with his signature on the back, health insurance and retired federal employee cards, Christmas/New Year card with 1923 post office date on the envelope, drafting set, Garand’s induction to the Ordnance Hall of Fame letter, Garand’s bumper medallions for entry at Springfield Armory, and newspaper articles. This rifle, along with the 63rd NRA President Allen Cors, is featured on the cover of the "Blue Book of Gun Values" (36th edition). A copy of this edition is included and is signed by Cors and author S.P. Fjestad. This rifle was also featured in “The American Society of Arms Collectors” (bulletin #101) and “American Rifleman” (July 2009). These issues are also in this lot. The rifle won the Ten Best Arms Exhibited at the NRA Award in 20 more...


Lot#: 43311632

Walther "ac/45" K43 Sniper Rifle

Late World War II Walther "ac/45" Code K43 Semi-Automatic Rifle with ScopeHooded blade front and tangent rear sights. The left side of the receiver is marked "K43" and "ac/45". "Eagle/359" Waffenamt proofs are on a number of components, and matching numbers are on the bolt carrier. The receiver is the late type three rough cast version with minimal machining, integral scope rail and the single bolt guide. Installed on the rail is a "ddx" marked "Gw ZF/4" scope numbered "41137" with an unproofed, unfinished reproduction alloy base. It also has the late rough cast bolt carrier with a hollow cocking knob on the left side and no hold-open device. It has the late stamped action cover with external sliding dust cover. The refinished stock and handguard are the late war laminated versions with stamped trigger guard, Waffenamt stamp on the pistol grip, and a cupped buttplate with trapdoor. Includes a brown leather sling.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Very good, with over half of the refinished phosphate blue finish, showing mixed texture on the barrel and rough machining on the front sight base (possibly due to late war production issues), with areas of brown patina, and the receiver components are turning a mixed gray. A repaired split is visible in the handguard; otherwise, the stock is good, with mild scuffs and dents. The optics are hazy but with a solid reticle, and the incomplete reproduction base is missing parts. Mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43311874

S&W Model 1940 Mark II Light Rifle w/Ex. Mag, Manual, Oiler

Rare Smith & Wesson Mark II 9mm Light Rifle with Extra Magazine, Oiler and Original ManualDeveloped in the late 1930s and early 1940s, the Smith & Wesson Light Rifle, aka the Model 1940, was conceived in response to a request by Great Britain for a lightweight semi-automatic rifle. S&W's response was mechanically novel, especially in the fully ambidextrous magazine well/ejector chute; this feature was relatively ahead of its time, it was generally outclassed by other carbines and submachine guns on the market, particularly the U.S. M1 Carbine. In competition, it squared off against the now-iconic U.S. M1 Carbine, with the additional handicap of severe ammunition trouble. The Light Rifle had been developed using commercially available 9mm Parabellum ammunition, which was not a chamber pressure match for the military-contract ammo issued during the test. S&W revisited the drawing board, resulting in the Mark II, which integrated a machined steel sleeve around the receiver, which acted as a reinforcement as well as a positive bolt-blocking safety. This was not enough to save the project, and the British shelved the Light Rifle, demanded a refund on their advance, and, once the pressing matter of World War II was resolved, took their stock of unwanted Light Rifles and threw them in the English Channel, leaving only 80 survivors in the United States. Many of these survivors are branded with a prominent metal plate declaring them unsafe to fire, a fate this example avoided. Blade front and elevation adjustable notch rear sights, with a fluted barrel, ribbed safety, signature combination magazine well/ejector port, and a smooth stock with a brown leather sling, and a ribbed buttplate. Also included is an extra blued steel magazine and nickel oiler, a mint condition factory original manual for the Model 1940 with silver embossed green leatherette cover, and letter from S&W stating the weapon is a collector's item of historical interest and importance, but that it should never be loaded or fired.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Very good, with near 95% original blue finish, showing some light spotting and handling marks overall. Some tool marks are visible on the tang screws, and the sling shows some light cracks and scuffs. The stock is very good, with some light scratches. Mechanically very good.


Lot#: 43311633

Mauser "byf/42" 98k Rifle, w/Bayonet, Ardennes Veteran Trophy

Mauser "byf" Code "42" Date Model 98 Bolt Action Rifle with War Trophy Attribution to a Bastogne VeteranIncluded with this rifle is a 1994 dated letter from a previous owner, which lays out a chain of possession from himself, to the Trigger Hill Trading Post of Salinas, California, to a 1st Lieutenant Robert Trammell of the 318th Infantry Regiment (80th Division), to the German Army. According to the letter, Lieutenant Trammel, while acting as a platoon leader in April 1945 inside Germany, took this rifle (ID'd by serial number in the letter) as a trophy during an advance on Kassel (written as "Kastel" in the letter). Kassel served as headquarters of Wehrkreis (military district) IX and the location of a Dachau sub-camp providing forced labor for the manufacture of Tiger I and King Tiger tanks and was taken after multiple days of dirty house-to-house fighting. Prior to Kassel, the 318th was involved with the relief of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge; a letter to the editor of "The Bulge Bugle" in May 1996 from "R.J. Trammell, Jr., 80th INFD 318 INF 1 BN D" relates the story of a Christmas Day assault towards Tintange, Belgium, which brought heavy German fire while attempting to pass through a tree farm, resulting in extremely high casualties from unintentional airbursting of the enemy shells. Reports of Trammell's post-VE exploits are limited; he's reported as having participated in the occupation of Bavaria in spite of wounds suffered in the line of duty, was in Salinas, California circa late December 1993-early January 1994 to sell a rifle, and was still up, about, and in a mood for letter writing in 1996. The rifle is equipped with fixed sights and a brown leather sling, with a "40E2" marked barrel, "byf/42" receiver, and a smooth matching numbered stock with "WaA135" proofs and a cupped steel buttplate. A bayonet is also included, "DURKOPP" marked, with an unnumbered sheath and a black leather frog.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Fine, with 50% of the original blue finish, showing some areas of brown patina, along with some minor handling marks and spotting. The wood is also fine, with a number of scuffs and scratches, and the leather shows some cracking and stains. The bayonet is good, with a screw absent from the grip and a rough scabbard and frog. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311875

U.S. Inland M1A1 Paratrooper Carbine with Case

U.S. Inland Late World War II Production M1A1 Paratrooper Carbine with Jump CaseNamed for their association with America's airborne units, the U.S. M1A1 Paratrooper Carbine was solely made by the Inland Manufacturing Division of General Motors in two identified serial number blocks, with this one in the second block (May 1944-January 1945). "N" marked blade front and unmarked adjustable rear sights, with an Inland barrel dated "9-44", a Type II barrel band, round bolt, milled trigger guard, smooth button safety and a "HI" magazine catch. The stock is the low wood pattern with a "slim jim" pistol grip bearing the "crossed cannon" stamp on the right side and "RI/3" on the underside, brown leather cheekpad with steel rivets and an oiler, and the spring-loaded buttplate with proper casting numbers on the interior. One "UI" marked magazine is included with the carbine along with a green canvas sling and a green canvas belt case marked "CARTER BROS. INC./1944" inside the flap.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Excellent, with 95% of the original parkerized finish, showing some light slide retraction wear and handling marks overall. The stock is fine, with a protective coat of varnish applied, some scattered dings from the folding metal buttstock, a vertical crack in the left side at the hinge as well and some other handling marks. The excellent case shows some light wear and stains. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311634

Pre-WWII Mauser Serviceman's Rifle, T.St.V. Marked

Pre-War Mauser Bolt Action Serviceman's Target Rifle with Tyrolean Shooting Association MarkingsA very nice pre-war commercial production Mauser Wehrmansgewehr Tirolean Shooting Association (Tiroler Schutzen Verein, T.St.V) rifle. Developed from the Gewehr 98, the Serviceman's Rifle was configured for para-military target shooting between 100 and 300 meters, chambered for the 8.15x46R cartridge, a lower-powered round that would be safer for use in built-up areas and provided with a level of fit and finish well beyond the martial production arms of the same era. Blade front and windage adjustable tangent rear sights with caliber marking on the left side of the breech, a spread-winged Nazi Tyrolean Eagle on the front receiver ring over "T.ST.V." and the serial number and the Mauser banner on the rear receiver ring, "crown/letter" proofs on the left side, and the Mauser address on the side wall. Milled components. Smooth pistol grip stock, with sling mounts on the underside and a flat steel buttplate.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Very fine with 95% of the period retailer refinished blue finish, showing some wear on the muzzle and high points, along with some scattered spotting and handling marks. Some mixed/absent number components present. Stock is also very fine, with some chipping around the front band spring and the top of the wrist, along with some light pressure dents. Mechanically very good.


Lot#: 43311876

Desirable U.S. Marked Remington Model 40-X Single Shot

Desirable U.S. Marked Remington Model 40-X Single Shot Bolt Action Target RifleManufactured from 1955 to 1964 with a heavy barrel and equipped with a Redfield Olympic Model globe front sight and receiver mounted Redfield International Match peep sight. The left side of the receiver ring is marked "U.S./22 LONG RIFLE" over the serial number and the left receiver wall is marked "Remington/MODEL 40-X". The right rear side of the barrel is marked with the typical Remington barrel proofs. The barrel is fitted with a scope block 6 inches forward of the breech and the front and rear receiver rings are also drilled and tapped with filler screws in the front and a scope base mounted on the rear. Adjustable serrated trigger and mounted with the standard heavy pistol grip walnut target-style stock with the accessory rail and hand stop, cut out at the front of the comb, sling swivels and a black rubber "WHITE LINE" marked buttplate.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Very fine. The barrel and receiver have 97% original blue finish with scattered light handling marks and small nicks. The wood is very good with a big gouge on the left side of the stock at the rear of the receiver, otherwise light handling marks, and some small indentations. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311635

Mauser "243/1940" 98k Rifle, Kriegsmarine Marked Stock

World War II Nazi Mauser "243" Code 1940 Dated Model 98 Bolt Action Rifle with Kriegsmarine "M" Marked StockBlade front and tangent rear sights, with "243/1940" and "eagle/26" proofs on the receiver ring, and "Mod.98" on the receiver wall. Smooth matching numbered pistol grip stock, with a brown leather sling, faint "eagle/M" Kriegsmarine stamp on the right side of the buttstock, and a smooth buttplate.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Fine as assembled (mixed numbered bolt), with 50% of the blue finish, showing areas of brown patina, bright edge wear and scattered handling marks. The stock has been cleaned/sanded, with a few light dings and handling marks. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311877

U.S. Air Force Colt Aircrewman Revolver with Factory Letter

Exceptionally Rare U.S. Air Force Colt Aircrewman Double Action Revolver with Holsters and Factory LetterLess than 1,200 of these Aircrewman revolvers were produced and most were destroyed by the U.S. Air Force when they were removed from service after some failed due to improper ammunition. Less than 50 are believed to have survived being turned into scrap. The accompanying factory letter lists this revolver with a 2 inch barrel in .38 special, blue finish, type of stocks not listed, factory engraved "413" on butt, and furnished with a holster supplied by the U.S. Government when sold and shipped to the Port Transportation Officer, San Francisco Port of Embarkation, San Francisco on November 13, 1951, as part of a 150 gun shipment. It has the "PROPERTY OF U.S. AIR FORCE" marking on the back strap, Air Force inventory number "A. F. No. 413" on the butt, matching serial on the yoke and crane, and Air Force medallions on the top of the checkered grips. Comes with a brown leather holster with shoulder strap and unmarked commercial style black leather holsterClass: Curio & Relic Handgun Very good. The revolver retains 30% original combination anodized/blue finish with the balance between smooth gray and brown patinas. The heavily worn grips are fair. Mechanically excellent. The shoulder holster is very good with minor flex wear and tight stitching. A rare Colt revolver missing from the most advance U.S. military sidearm collections.


Lot#: 43311636

Mauser "Wehrmannsgewehr" Single Shot Rifle

Excellent Mauser Commercial Production Single Shot Bolt Action "Wehrmannsgewehr" Serviceman's Target RiflePatterned as closely as possible after the Gewehr 98 military rifle, the "Wehrmannsgewehr" was intended for civilian or paramilitary target practice, using the commercial 8.15x46 cartridge instead of the 7.92x57, which was restricted post-WWI. Blade front and tangent rear sights with a windage adjustment knob and graduations for 100, 175 and 300 meters. The barrel is marked with the caliber and "crown/letter" proofs on the left side, the latter repeated on the receiver with the Mauser "banner" logo on the ring and a one-line Oberndorf address on the side wall. The receiver is completely solid on the underside, with an integral single round loading tray. Smooth pistol grip stock, with a flat steel buttplate.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Excellent, with 98% of the bright original blue finish, showing some light handling marks overall, bright edge/cycling wear, and a few areas of spotting. The stock is very good, with mild dings and dents. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311878

U.S. Springfield Model 1903 National Match Rifle

U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1903 National Match Bolt Action RifleManufactured in 1935, with a "*" star gauge stamp on the muzzle of the "SA/4-37" barrel, with a blade front sight and ladder rear sight (properly without top volley notch) and "C/3282" under the handguard. Standard markings are present on the receiver, with a "S" and "NS" marked bolt, which has been electro-penciled on top to match the right. Fitted with a smooth unmarked pistol grip stock, with a brown leather sling and a correct style sharply checkered steel buttplate.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Fine, with 75% of the parkerized finish, showing a few areas of gray and brown patina, bright edge wear and mild handling marks. The sanded, refinished stock is very good, with no visible markings, some dents and scuffs overall. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311637

Excellent Mauser Standard Model Rifle, w/Sling, Muzzle Protector

Pre-World War II Mauser Standard Model Bolt Action Rifle with Sling and Muzzle ProtectorDeveloped in 1933, the Standard Model was the final commercial configuration issued by the pre-War Mauser factory. Blade and tangent sights, with the Mauser banner on top of the receiver ring, "crown/ letter" proofs on the left side, and "STANDARD-MODELL " on the sidewall. Milled components, with matching numbers on the bolt, floor plate and trigger guard. Smooth straight grip stock with a flat buttplate. Fitted with a brown leather sling and a blued steel muzzle protector. Missing cleaning rod.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Very fine, with 97% of the original blue finish, showing a few areas of gray patina, bright high point wear and minor spotting and handling marks. The bolt shows some mild spotting and is bright overall. The revarnished stock is very fine, with some scuffing on the grip region, along with other light handling marks. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311879

Springfield Armory U.S. - M1D

U.S. Springfield M1D Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle with M84 ScopeLate WWII M1 Garand originally manufactured circa July 1943 and later arsenal refurbished and upgraded to M1D Sniper configuration, most likely for either the Korean conflict or Vietnam. The right receiver leg is marked "TE/4-69" indicating it was rebuilt by the Tooele Army Depot in 1969. It is fitted with a standard Springfield M1D barrel marked, "S-A-10-52" barrel with integral scope base on the rear. Internal components are a mix of WWII parts that include a Springfield bolt and operating rod with a Winchester trigger housing (only). It has standard front and rear sights, with a post-war, wide base gas cylinder. It has a standard walnut stock and handguard set with the stock with no visible cartouches or proofs and is fitted with a standard checkered steel buttplate. It comes with a new commercial leather cheekpad marked with only "MRT". The rifle is fitted with the standard M84 scope that is marked on the nomenclature plate with "TELESCOPE/M84/SERIAL NO.25533". The scope has a sliding metal sunshield and a rubber eyepiece with the standard post and crosshair reticle. The rifle is complete with new leather sling marked "MRT" and a T-37 prong type flash hider with no other accessories or papers.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Very fine with 98% of a late gray arsenal refurbished parkerized finish overall with light/minor edge and high spot wear. The refinished wood components are all in fine condition showing only minor handling marks with the stock having been lightly sanded. Mechanically excellent. The scope retains 95% of its blue finish overall with clear optics.


Lot#: 43311638

Early Pattern German Gewehr 98 Bolt Action Rifle

Unique Early Pattern German Gewehr 98 Serviceman's Target Bolt Action RifleDevoid of maker's marks, this Gewehr 98 Serviceman's Target pattern rifle bears a number of "crown" and "crown/N" proofs, commercial-style "2,75 gr.B.P./Stm.C" marking on the left receiver ring, and "Gew.98" on the sidewall. The sight is the old "ski ramp" style, with no evidence of conversion from the "Patrone 88" round ball cartridge to the later standard "S Patrone" Spitzer-tip round. A recurring number "13" is seen on multiple small components, though not the barrel, receiver or bolt, and others are marked "A" and/or "Z". Smooth pistol grip stock, with a flat steel buttplate.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Very good with 50% of the blue finish, showing a mixed gray patina on the rear sight base and receiver, mixed brown on the barrel bands, floor plate and trigger guard, and mild handling marks and spotting overall. The revarnished stock shows a number of light scratches and dents. Mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43311639

Haenel Lorenz Single Shot "Wehrmannsgewehr" Rifle

Haenel Lorenz Single Shot Bolt Action "Wehrmannsgewehr" RifleThis rifle is an example of a serviceman's target or Wehrmannsgewehr rifle. Blade front and ski-ramp tangent rear sights, with the receiver ring marked "ORIGINAL/HAENEL-LORENZ" over a "H" logo, with a set of "crown/letter" proofmarks. Multiple components are numbered "72" or "572", with some (including the receiver and barrel) concealed by the stock. The magazine assembly is properly absent, with the stock solid in the region. Smooth pistol grip stock, with a flat buttplate.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Very fine, showing 95% plus blue, with some bright wear around the muzzle and front sight, a mixed gray patina on the rear sight base and bolt, and some light handling marks overall. The refinished stock has been mended between the barrel bands, with the original front section being a near-perfect match in color and grain, with some scuffs and dents overall. (This is commonly referred to by collectors as a "GI Duffle Bag Cut"). Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311880

U.S. Springfield M1 Garand Rifle

U.S. Springfield Armory M1 Garand Semi-Automatic RifleManufactured, in the final M1 Garand serial number block assigned to Springfield Armory. Blade front and adjustable peep rear sights, with "DRC" windage and "NI-C" elevation drums, Springfield "3 55" barrel, and a Springfield bolt, trigger housing, safety, hammer, and operating rod. Smooth pistol grip stock, with a serifed "P" on the pistol grip, "DoD eagle" stamp on the left side, and a checkered buttplate.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Excellent, with 98% of the parkerized finish, showing some bright edge/cycling wear and minor handling marks. The stock is very fine, with some dings, scratches and scuffs. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311881

Saginaw - M1 Carbine

World War II U.S. Saginaw M1 Semi-Automatic CarbineFixed blade front and two leaf flip up rear peep sights, undated Saginaw barrel, type 1 narrow barrel band, two rivet handguard, flat top bolt, milled trigger guard, type 3 safety, and "SG" marked recoil plate. With a correct Trimble high wood stock with crossed cannons cartouche, and partial boxed "SG" inspection mark on the right side, "TRIMBLE/TN/5 1 C/T.S.G" stamped in the sling recess, and stamped checkered buttplate. With canvas web sling and oiler.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Fine. 80% plus original dark parkerized finish remains with some mild edge wear, light cycling marks on the bolt, and general handling marks. The reoiled wood is very good with numerous small dings and pressure marks, sharp markings, and two pronounced scratches on the right side of the stock. Magazine absent. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311640

Danzig Model 71/84 Bolt Action Rifle with Bayonet

Danzig Model 71/84 Bolt Action Rifle with BayonetDated "1887." on the receiver, with blade front and folding ladder rear sights, bearing matching numbers on the barrel, receiver and bolt, and matching partials on a number of components. Smooth straight wrist stock, with a smooth buttplate marked "K.F.R/E.2.176." on the heel. With a Weyersberg Brothers bayonet, 23 1/4" OAL, 18 1/4" blade, "103 R 12 117." marked guard, brass hilt, and a leather sheath with matching unit number.Class: Antique Excellent, with 97% plus original blue finish, showing some light handling marks and spotting overall. The receiver and bolt are both bright, with some mild spotting. The stock is very fine, with some dings and scratches. The bayonet is good with solid leather on scabbard. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311882

Winchester - 1400

Presentation Winchester Model 1400 MK II Semi-Automatic Shotgun with HistoryManufactured after 1968 and before 1980. This shotgun has a single steel bead sight, is threaded for Winchokes with a full installed, and a 2 3/4 inch chamber. Mounted on a diamond pattern checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with a steel grip cap, a presentation plaque marked "PRESENTED TO/MAJOR GENERAL/HERBERT R. HACKBARTH/IN APPRECIATION/CG. 84th DIVISION/1969 - 1976" and a checkered plastic buttplate. Length of pull is 14 inches. With a letter signed by Herbert Hackbarth's son attesting that it was presented to his father and remained in unfired condition when he sold it in 1994.Class: Modern Long Gun Excellent. 98% plus with only minor handling/storage marks overall and a few small spots of oxidation on the rear of the barrel.


Lot#: 43311641

Mauser 1934 "S/42K" Code Model 98 Rifle

Mauser 1934 "S/42K" Code Model 98 Bolt Action RifleManufactured in 1934. Blade front and tangent rear sights, with "S/42K" on top of the receiver ring, "MOD.98." on the left side rail, and "eagle/63" proofs on multiple components. Fitted with a milled front band, a stamped mid-band, and a stamped "byf" marked floor plate and trigger guard. Later production replacement laminated pistol grip stock, with "C" over "Wag13" proofs and "dot" marked handguard. With a "WaA619" bayonet, blued steel, plastic grips and a non-matching sheath.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Fine as assembled and arsenal refinished, with 75% of the blue, showing a mixed gray/brown patina on the front band, traces of pitting, mild spotting and light edge wear and handling marks. The stock is good, with some dents and scuffs. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311883

WWI U.S. Colt 1911 Pistol, Holster, Attribution

World War I U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Holster Attributed to a Meuse-Argonne VeteranManufactured in 1914. Blade front and flat top notch rear sights, the two-line/two-block address and patent dates on the left side of the slide ahead of the Rampant Colt, the Army nomenclature on the reverse, and a United States Property marked frame with "WGP" on the left side. Fitted with a long smooth trigger, wide checkered hammer, short grip safety, smooth mainspring housing, checkered grips, an unmarked two-tone pinned base magazine, and a "PH" marked barrel. With a brown leather holster marked "S&R CO./1917/L.N.O." on the back and "C.Corson" written on the back and interior. Photocopies of documents (originals not included) for a Charles Corson, a lieutenant with the Veterinary Corps, are included; Lt. Corson spent just over a year abroad (May 1918-July 1919), with service during the Battle of Saint-Mihiel and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Fine, with 60% of the original blue finish, showing areas of gray patina, bright edge wear, and scattered spotting and handling marks. The grips are very good, with bottom edge wear, some mild dents, and flat spots. The holster is fine, with some scuffing and verdigris. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311400

Pre-Ban Colt AR15 SP1 Semi-Automatic Carbine

Pre-Ban Colt AR-15 SP1 Semi-Automatic CarbineBirdcage flash hider, post front sight on the gas block, bayonet lug, ventilated ribbed handguard, standard markings, A1 pattern upper receiver with out deflector or forward assist, checkered grip, and collapsible two position buttstock. Has an adjustable, completely new replacement trigger group. With unmarked storage box.Class: Modern Long Gun Excellent. 99% original finish remains with light handling marks overall. Stock and grip set are also excellent with some light surface scratches and scuffs. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311642

WWI Mauser T-Gewehr 1918 Anti-Tank Rifle with Bipod

Desirable World War I Mauser Tankgewehr Bolt Action Anti-Tank Rifle with BipodManufactured by the Germans in 1917 and 1918 in response to Allied tank assaults, the Mauser Tankgewehr 18, or "Elefant-Buechse", was the first dedicated man-portable anti-tank weapon. Weighing in at 37 pounds, the T-Gewehr was capable of penetrating the armor of the day and could disable an enemy vehicle in 6-10 shots. A historically important weapon, the T-Gewehr gave birth to the anti-tank rifle and was the grandfather of the modern anti-material rifle. Blade front and tangent rear sights, with matching numbers on the barrel, receiver, bolt components, bolt catch, barrel band and trigger guard, the Mauser banner over "1918" on the receiver ring, and a smooth two-piece replacement buttstock numbered "5062" (rifle is number 5037) with pistol grip stock. With a swiveling steel bipod that mounts to the barrel band.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Very good as assembled (see above). The metal shows a mixed gray patina overall, with spotting, a few areas of light pitting, and scattered handling marks. The stock is a good mixed numbered replacement, with some cracking and dents, as well as a replaced recoil bolt with washers. Bipod is repainted. Notes provided by the consignor describe the weapon as "non-firing"; aside from the firing pin being able to slip off the sear with the safety on, no significant mechanical issues were noted.


Lot#: 43311884

Colt - 1911A1

World War II U.S. Army Colt Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic PistolManufactured in 1943. Standard fixed blade front and notch rear sights, two-line/two-block address and patent markings on the left side of the slide with the Rampant Colt in the center, matching numbers on the frame and behind the firing pin stop, "P" proofs on top of the slide and left side of the frame, "G.H.D." inspection mark on the left, and crossed cannons stamp on the right. With a "COLT 45 AUTO" marked barrel and modern replacement full blue magazine marked "COLT/.45 AUTO" on the base plate.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Excellent. 95% plus original dark gray/green parkerized finish remains with some light edge wear and cycling marks on the slide and sharp markings. The grips are also excellent with small handling marks and mostly sharp checkering. Mechanically fine, needs another magazine as the spring is weak.


Lot#: 43311401

Auto-Ordnance Thompson M1 Semi-Automatic Carbine

Auto-Ordnance Thompson M1 Semi-Automatic Carbine with Case and AccessoriesThis is a very scarce example of a commercial M1 Thompson SMG (semi-automatic only). This model was patterned after the WWII Thompson M1A1 SMG that had the side mounted cocking handle and horizontal forend. Standard markings, Cutt's style compensator, fixed blade front and adjustable ladder rear sights, blued finned barrel, and fixed walnut buttstock with trapdoor buttplate. Includes an FBI style case, web sling, magazine pouch, and two extra magazines.Class: Modern Long Gun Very fine, retains 98% original finish with some handling marks and scratches. The grips and stock are also very fine with some dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent. The case is very good with some light handling/storage marks, one bent latch (still functions), and some oxidation on all of the latches.


Lot#: 43311643

WWI 1916 Erfurt Kar.98 Carbine

World War I 1916 Dated Erfurt Karabiner 98 Bolt Action Carbine with Dust Cover and Muzzle CoverBlade and tangent sights, with "Crown/ERFURT/1916", three "crown/script letter" proofs, and an "imperial eagle" on the receiver ring and "Kar 98." on the left side wall. Matching numbers are present on multiple components, including the barrel bands, floor plate, trigger guard, bolt, screws and stock. Smooth pistol grip stock, with "crown/letter" proofs, "B" stamped on the left side of the buttstock, and a flat matching numbered buttplate. Included with the lot are a spring-loaded steel muzzle protector and a sheet metal two-piece receiver dust cover.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Fine, with 60% of the original blue finish, showing areas of gray and brown patina, mild scuffs and wear concentrated around the muzzle, and scattered spotting. The refinished stock is also fine, with some light chips, scuffs and dings. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311885

U.S. Colt Model 1909 Double Action Revolver

U.S. Colt Model 1909 Double Action RevolverManufactured in 1911. Fixed sights, with the standard Colt address, caliber and patent markings on the barrel and the "C" backed Rampant Colt trademark on the left side of the frame. The underside of the barrel has the "UNITED STATES PROPERTY" and "R.A.C." (Rinaldo Carr) stamps, "WGP" (Penfield) and "R.A.C." on the right side of the frame, and "U.S./ARMY/MODEL/1909" on the butt ahead of the lanyard swivel. The hammer and the top and back of the hammer are finished in a fine nitre blue, and a set of smooth Carr-inspected grips are installed.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Excellent with 90% plus of the bright original high polish blue finish, showing areas of brown patina in the grip straps with scattered spotting, a few light scratches, and bright edge wear. 75% of the bright original niter blue is present on the trigger and hammer with mild spotting and wear. The grips are also excellent with a few light dings. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311402

Kris "Tanto" Paronto Signed Colt M4 Semi-Automatic Carbine

Kris "Tanto" Paronto Signed Colt M4 Semi-Automatic CarbineThis Colt M4 Carbine shows standard markings along with the signature of Kris "Tanto" Paronto and "RLTW!" ("Rangers Lead The Way"). Kris "Tanto" was working as a CIA security contractor and was at the CIA compound in Benghazi when it was attacked in 2012. His exploits have since been featured in the book "13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi" by Mitchell Zuckoff with the Annex Security Team as well as the feature movie "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi." The carbine has standard features along with a Rogers Super-Stock adjustable stock and NcSTAR quad rail handguard. Includes a copy of the previously mentioned book which also features Kris Paronto's signature and a message saying "RLTW!/Never Quit!".Class: Modern Long Gun Excellent overall, retains 99% plus original finish with some light handling marks. Mechanically excellent. The signature is clear, written in silver marker on the stock.


Lot#: 43311644

1917 Dated Amberg Arsenal Gewehr 98 Rifle with Dust Cover

World War I 1917 Dated Amberg Arsenal Gewehr 98 Mauser Bolt Action Military Rifle with Scarce Dust CoverManufactured in 1917. Blade front and "ski-ramp" tangent rear sights, with the arsenal and date markings on top of the chamber, and a sheet metal dust cover fitted to the bolt. Smooth pistol grip stock, with a matching serial number on the underside, "crown/Gothic letter" proofs and a letter "B" on the right, a smooth flat buttplate, and a brown leather sling. Included with the rifle is a brown pigskin cartridge pouch dated "1933" on the back.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Fine, with 40% of the original blue finish, showing areas of brown and gray patina, bright edge wear and mild handling marks. The receiver shows a mixed gray color, with the bolt handle turned brown and the rest of the bolt bright. The stock is also fine, with some dents, scuffs and dark spots. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311886

U.S. Colt 1911A1 Pistol w/Holster, 1943

World War II U.S. Colt Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol with HolsterManufactured in 1943. Blade front and flat top rear sights, with the two-line, two-block markings divided by the Rampant Colt on the left side of the slide and a "G.H.D." inspected frame with "1/VP" and "90" on the trigger guard. Fitted with a wide checkered hammer, short stamped trigger, long grip safety, arched checkered mainspring housing, reinforced Colt grips, "R" marked full blue magazine, and a "COLT 45 AUTO" marked barrel. With a 1943 dated U.S. Graton & Knight brown leather holster.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Very fine with 85% plus of the original parkerized finish, showing a brown patina on the gripstraps, bright edge wear, minor scratches and takedown lines, and light handling marks overall. "RC#2338" has been scratched into the front strap by an unknown party. The grips are excellent, with some light dings, and the holster shows some mild scuffs and verdigris. Mechanically excellent. The holster is fine.


Lot#: 43311403

Desirable Fabrique Nationale SCAR-16s Semi-Automatic Rifle

Desirable Fabrique Nationale SCAR-16s Semi-Automatic RifleIntroduced in 2004, the SCAR was fielded as a competitor to replace the M16/M4 platform as well as the U.S. military's assorted 7.62mm battle/designated marksman rifles. 1/7" twist barrel with a proprietary FN flash hider and a flip-up front sight on the gas block, quad-rail forearm, windage/elevation adjustable flip-up peep sight, reversible cocking handle, right handed bolt catch, ambidextrous safety and magazine catch, and a folding adjustable buttstock. Includes original box, original shipping box, and one magazine total (new in package).Class: Modern Long Gun Near new, with only the slightest handling marks. Mechanically excellent. The boxes are very fine with some light handling/storage wear.


Lot#: 43311645

WWI DWM GEW.98 Bolt Action Rifle

World War I 1916 Production DWM Gewehr 98 Bolt Action Rifle with 1916 Dated Ammunition PouchBlade front and "ski ramp" tangent rear sights, with a "S" marked barrel and the 1916 date below the DWM Berlin address on top of the receiver as well as appropriate imperial German military proofs and matching full and partial numbers on many components, including the bolt, trigger guard screws, and stock. The stock is fitted with an unmarked disc on the right side next to a line of Imperial proofs, with a brown leather sling and a steel buttplate stamped "M (lazy 4)". Also includes a brown pigskin cartridge pouch dated "1916" on the back of the central compartment.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Very good plus, with 50% of the faded original blue finish, showing a mixed brown and gray patina on the barrel bands, receiver, bolt and other locations, as well as mild spotting and handling marks overall. The stock is also very good, with a number of dents and scuffs, and the sling is broken at the lower swivel. The pouch has a hole in the sides of the outer compartments, and otherwise is good overall with minor cracks and scuffs. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311887

U.S. Ithaca 1911A1 Pistol, Ex. Mag, 2 Holsters

World War II U.S. Ithaca Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol Rig with Extra Shoulder HolsterManufactured in 1943. Blade and flat top notch sights, with the left side of the slide marked "ITHACA GUN CO., INC./ITHACA, N.Y.", and "P" on top, Atwood inspected frame, checkered stamped trigger, safety, slide catch, thin hammer, and arched mainspring housing, reinforced Keyes Fiber grips, and a High Standard barrel. An extra full blue magazine and two brown leather holsters are included, a 1941 dated Boyt with a tan canvas web belt, and a custom shoulder rig with integral magazine pouch.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Excellent, with 90% plus of the original dulite finish, showing a mixed patina on the gripstraps, bright edge/cycling wear, and a few takedown lines. A small amount of spotting is visible on the trigger. Grips are excellent, with some light scattered dings. The Boyt holster is excellent, and the shoulder rig is fine, with some stains and lost stitching. Mechanically very good.


Lot#: 43311404

Colt LE6920MP Magpul Series M4 Law Enforcement Semi-Automatic

Colt LE6920MP Magpul Series M4 Law Enforcement Semi-Automatic Carbine with BoxManufactured by Colt for the commercial market in semi-automatic only configuration with a number of factory-installed Magpul components. Standard M4 type flash hider installed on the 1/7 twist barrel. The A4-style upper is fitted with a Magpul MBUS back-up rear sight, and standard markings are present on the lower. Fitted with a full set of Magpul MOE flat dark earth furniture. Complete with the original factory box, Magpul PMAG magazine, Magpul MOE foregrip, cable lock, and papers.Class: Modern Long Gun Near new with only slight handling marks. The box is excellent with minor corner wear.


Lot#: 43311646

Spandau 71/84 Magazine Rifle

Spandau Arsenal Model 71/84 Bolt Action Magazine RifleBlade and folding ladder sights, with the barrel marked "crown/F.W." and "crown/SPANDAU" on the chamber flats, and the receiver marked "I.G. Mod. 71/84." on the left and "1887." on the right. Matching numbers are present on most of the metal components, including the majority of the individual screws. Smooth straight grip stock, with front sling swivel and a flat buttplate marked "G.J.R./182. ."Class: Antique Very fine, with 90% plus original blue, showing a few areas of gray or brown patina and mild handling marks. The receiver, bolt and buttplate are bright, with some mild spotting and accumulated grease, and the buttplate appears to have been polished. The stock is very fine, with mild dents and scuffs; the finish is strong but has "fingerprint" shaped patterns in a few areas. Mechanically excellent. Missing rear sling swivel.


Lot#: 43311888

Colt - 1911

1912 Production U.S. Army Colt Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol with 1912 Dated HolsterManufactured in 1912. Fixed blade front and round top rear notch sights, two-line/two block address and patent marking on the left side of the slide with the circled Rampant Colt logo behind the serrations, "UNITED STATES PROPERTY" marking on left side of frame, and circled "WGP" inspection mark just behind the trigger on the left side. Long, smooth solid trigger, checkered slide catch, safety, and magazine catch, double diamond checkered grips short grip safety, and smooth, flat mainspring housing with lanyard loop. With WWII era "F" marked (Flannery Bolt) replacement barrel. With "US" embossed Rock Island Arsenal leather flap holster dated "1912".Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Very good. 30% original blue finish remains with clear markings, numerous dings and scratches, edge wear, and a mostly thin brown patina on the frame. The revarnished grips are fair with heavily worn checkering, and some bruising. Mechanically excellent. Holster is fine with solid construction tight stitching, scuffs, and clear markings.


Lot#: 43311405

Action Arms/I.M.I. Model 392 Galil Semi-Automatic Rifle

Action Arms/I.M.I. Model 392 Galil Semi-Automatic Rifle with Red Dot Sight and BoxMade in Israel and imported by Action Arms of Philadelphia, the Model 392 is a semi-automatic sporting variant of the Israeli Galil/ARM family of AK-47-derived weaponry. Hooded post and 2-leaf peep sights with flip-up night sights, ported flash hider, and a milled receiver with thumb safety. With a ribbed hardwood forearm, folding metal bipod, smooth grip, and folding buttstock. Includes an unnumbered Galil box, an Oakshore Electronic Sights Inc. Ultra Dot red dot sight, an extra 50 round magazine, three extra smaller capacity magazines, an extra pistol grip, and three Galil schematic type posters.Class: Modern Long Gun Excellent overall, retains 99% original finish with some scattered light handling marks and scratches. Mechanically excellent. The optics are clear with a bright dot and tinted sight picture.


Lot#: 43311647

Erfurt Arsenal Gew.91 Bolt Action Carbine

Erfurt Arsenal Gewehr 91 Bolt Action CarbineBlade front and folding ladder rear sights, with "B.1.R.A.F.2./230." on the front sight protector, and the "1893" date and "S" Spitzer marks on the receiver ring. Smooth straight wrist stock, with a brown leather sling and a flat buttplate. With a brass muzzle/sight protector unit marked for a different carbine.Class: Antique Very fine, with 70% of the original blue finish, showing areas of brown and gray patina, as well as a slightly darkened tone to the bolt and receiver. The stock is fine, with light dents and dark spots. Mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43311889

U.S. Signal Corps Enlisted Ballonist's Tunic

Fine United States Signal Corps Tunic for a Balloon Company Enlisted ManBrown cotton twill construction, with one Signal Corps pinback button emblem on the standing collar, a gold ribbon Overseas Chevron on the left cuff, a red-on-green embroidered private chevron on the sleeve, and a blue and white on green embroidered patch featuring a French Caquot pattern kite balloon. The Caquot was used by American naval and land forces in World War One, the former using them for anti-submarine work and the latter for reconnaissance and artillery spotting. Operating these balloons on land was a major Signal Corps activity, alongside their early work on heavier-than-air flight, and 17 of them were deployed to the Western Front. No maker's/tailor's tags are present, though the collar is hand-signed "MELISA-/NDE/MANNING/8a4/*" on the interior; Manning has not been identified, and the exact significance of the marking is unknown.Class: Other Very good, with a few thin spots and minor stains. The lining is showing some lost stitching along the bottom, with mild wear on the patches.


Lot#: 43311406

Turnbull Manufacturing Co. Model TAR-15 Semi-Automatic Carbine

Turnbull Manufacturing Co. Model TAR-15 Semi-Automatic CarbineIntroduced in 2013 with a very limited production, having an all steel upper and lower receiver that has been "color casehardened". Standard Turnbull Mfg. markings and features on the left side. Simulated wood two-piece handguards, buttstock and pistol grip. The magazine is absent.Class: Modern Long Gun Excellent overall, retains 99% plus original casehardened and matte blue finish with a few light handling marks. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311648

Colt - Super 38

Desirable Abercrombie & Fitch Shipped Pre-World War II Colt "Super Match" 38 Super Semi-Automatic Pistol with Factory Letter and A&F Marked Leather HolsterThis is an excellent example of an original pre-war Colt Model 1911A1 Super Match semi-automatic pistol manufactured in mid 1939. The Colt factory letter that accompanies this pistol is dated April 2001 and verifies it as a 1-piece shipment in June 1939 to Abercrombie & Fitch Company in New York. These .38 Super Match pistols were manufactured concurrently with the standard Colt 38 Supers, except they featured a deluxe, hand honed action, checkered match trigger with a hand polished super smooth trigger pull. Additionally, they received a high polished Colt factory blued finish with all checkered walnut grip panels. Approximately 5,000 of these special higher grade target pistols were produced in total. The right side of the matching serialized slide is marked "SUPER MATCH/COLT SUPER 38/AUTOMATIC" followed by the Rampant Colt motif. The opposite side of the slide has Colt's address markings above their 1897-1913 patent dates. The upper left front of the trigger guard is marked with a capital letter "T" over the Colt "VP" (verified proof) inside a small triangle. The right side is marked "80". It has the wide, high target type factory front sight and the factory installed fixed rear sight. It is fitted with the original Colt blued Super 38 barrel that is marked on the left side: "COLT SUPER 38 AUTO MATCH" with the circled "MB" match barrel markings on the side of the barrel lug. It has the polished chamber, checkered slide lock, thumb safety, and arched mainspring housing, along with the standard Colt wide spur, checkered hammer. It is complete with one all-blued magazine marked "COLT SUPER/38 AUTO" on the base plate. It comes with one extra original Colt marked 38 Super magazine and a very nice open top leather holster manufactured by Abercrombie & Fitch and so stamped on the back side.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Excellent with 98% plus of the original high polish blued finish overall with just a hint of holster edge wear visible on the front end of the slide and the side of the trigger where it has been hand cycled/dry fired. The grips are in excellent condition with a nice matching dark walnut color overall with sharp distinct checkering on both sides with two very small, light pressure dents on the right side. Mechanically excellent. The holster is in very fine condition with a nice medium color with tight, latigo stitching around the edge. A really super high condition Colt .38 Super Match pistol.


Lot#: 43311407

Daniel Defense Model DDM4V1 Semi-Automatic Carbine with Case

Daniel Defense Model DDM4V1 Semi-Automatic Carbine with CaseStandard markings with Picatinny rail along the top of the receiver and quadrail handguard which fits around the A2 front post sight, Daniel Defense rear peep sight, and bird cage style flash hider. Fitted with an M16/M4 pattern pistol grip, a Magpul MOE telescoping buttstock, and a Tangodown vertical foregrip. Includes a total of two Magpul PMAG magazines, an Aimpoint Micro T-1 holographic sight, and a Daniel Defense hard case.Class: Modern Long Gun Excellent overall, retains 99% plus original finish with a few light handling marks. Mechanically excellent. The optics appear clear but function cannot be confirmed (battery may be dead). The case is excellent with a few light handling/storage marks.


Lot#: 43311649

Excellent Colt Model 1902 Military Semi-Automatic Pistol

Excellent Colt Model 1902 Military Semi-Automatic PistolManufactured in 1919. This pistol has the square butt, slide lock on the left side of the slide, lanyard swivel and eight-round magazine that distinguish it from the Colt Model 1902 Sporting pistol. Features rear slide serrations, barrel polished at the chamber and muzzle and blue magazine marked "CAL.38 / COLT" on the bottom. Left side of the slide is roll stamped with the standard two-block two-line patent dates and Hartford address, with the Rampant Colt behind the serrations. Standard two line caliber markings on the right side of the slide. The upper left side of the trigger guard bow is stamped with a "T" assembler's mark above the Colt "VP/triangle" proofmark, and "48" on the opposite. Fitted with checkered hard rubber grips with "COLT" in a banner at the top and the Rampant Colt in a circle in the center.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Excellent. The pistol retains 98% plus original bright blue finish with some barely noticeable minor "freckling" present on both sides of the muzzle end of the slide. The hammer retains nearly 99% of the vivid original case colors. The grips are excellent. The markings are sharp. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311408

Heckler & Koch HK93 Rifle w/Extra Stock, Manual

Desirable Pre-Ban Heckler & Koch HK93 Semi-Automatic Rifle with Extra Stock and ManualManufactured in 1979, the HK93 is a commercial descendant of the CETME/G3 battle rifle, configured for the 5.56mm NATO cartridge and semi-auto only operation. Hooded post front and four-position drum rear sights, threaded bird-cage flash hider, triangular handguard with folding bipod, folding carry handle, and a telescoping 2-position buttstock. The magazine well is has the date code "HK" and bears the "SACO" import mark. An additional fixed plastic buttstock is also included, as is an English-language manual.Class: Modern Long Gun Excellent, with 98% plus original matte black finish, showing some light wear and handling marks overall. The accessories are in equal condition. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311409

Colt Sporter Match HBAR Semi-Automatic Rifle

Pre-Ban Colt Sporter Match HBAR Semi-Automatic Rifle with BoxIntroduced in 1991. Bird cage flash hider, post front sight, ribbed ventilated handguard, standard markings, A2 pattern upper receiver with fixed carry handle, casing deflector, forward assist, and adjustable two leaf rear peep sight. Checkered grip and fixed buttstock with a checkered trapdoor buttplate. Includes original box and hanging tag.Class: Modern Long Gun Excellent overall, retains 99% plus original finish with a few light handling marks and scratches. Mechanically excellent. The box is very fine with some light-minor wear and pressure dents.


Lot#: 43311890

WWI Army Air Service Pilot Tunic, Pilot-Marked, 88th Squadron

Fine U.S. Army Air Service Aviation Officer's Tunic Marked to Dudley Hale of the 88th Aero Squadron, a Veteran of the Meuse-Argonne OffensiveConstructed from olive cotton twill, this tunic is fitted with a set of "U.S." and Air Service pins on either side of the collar, a gold bullion set of pilot's wings on the left breast, silver finished 1st lieutenant bars on the shoulders, a single gold bullion Overseas Service ribbon on the left cuff, and a black-on-orange embroidered patch featuring a cowboy on a bucking bronco on the left shoulder. The interior is lined with brown cotton twill, with an inside pocket tag from the House of Knuppenheimer addressed to a Dudley Hale. Hale (seen in records as Dudley L. Hale and Herbert Dudley Hale, Jr.) is on-record as a combat airman with the 88th Aero Squadron. Established in 1917, the 88th (also known as the 88th Observation Squadron) was active over Chateau-Thierry, Vesle, and St. Mihiel, and flew in support of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive; Hale is specifically noted in records (photocopy provided by consignor) as having been with the 88th during Meuse-Argonne. An American born in Paris in 1892, Hale is noted as a descendant of a Senate chaplain and famed Revolutionary War spy Nathan Hale. At the outbreak of World War One, prior to American entry, Hale served as an ambulance driver with the American Field Service, earning the Croix de Guerre. Returning to America, he joined the Army, participating in the Punitive Expedition against Pancho Villa before taking a post with the Signal Corps. Receiving an education at Cornell, he served as an enlisted man with the 34th Aero Squadron before receiving a commission and being moved to the 88th. During the occupation, he was posted at 7th Army Corps Headquarters. Following a brief stint with the Relief Administration of Russia, he spent the inter-war years in advertising and film production, serving as the first president of the Association of Film Writers and producing documentaries for the State Department, U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, passing on in November of 1956. Also included is a loose single 2nd lieutenant bar noted by the consignor as having been found in the right breast pocket of this tunic.Class: Other Very good, with some creasing of the collar and minor handling marks overall.


Lot#: 43311891

Fine U.S. Army Air Service Flight Lieutenant's Tunic

Fine U.S. Army Air Service Flight Lieutenant's TunicConstructed from olive wool, this tunic is fitted with a set of "U.S." and Air Service pins on either side of the collar, with a set of gilt 2nd lieutenant's wings on the shoulders and a silver bullion set of wings on the left breast. The interior is labeled to Alexander's Incorporated of New Haven, Connecticut, with an additional internal label to a "J.G. McConkey", dated January 10, 1918, inside the left breast pocket. Research shows a James Gulliford McConkey as an 1893 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, though this is not documented as his, nor is he recorded as an aviator.Class: Other Very good, with mild wear on the ornamentation.


Lot#: 43311650

Colt - 1905

Colt Model 1905 Military Semi-Automatic PistolThis is an attractive Colt Military Model 1905 semi-automatic pistol that was manufactured in late 1906. This was Colt's first real entry into the semi-automatic pistol field with a gun that was chambered the new 45 ACP round. This exact model was the true forerunner to the Model 1911 series of pistol, which as we know ushered in 80 years of Colt Model 1911 production. The right side of the slide is marked "AUTOMATIC COLT/CALIBRE 45 RIMLESS SMOKELESS" in front of the ejection port, and the left side is marked in two blocks "PATENTED/APR. 20. 1897. SEPT. 9. 1902. DEC. 19. 1905." and "COLT'S PT. F. A. MFG. CO./HARTFORD CT. U.S.A." with the circled Rampant Colt behind the serrations. The serial number (266) is located on the left side of the frame above the trigger guard bow and it does not have any of the customary early Colt factory sub-inspector proofs or markings. It does have the early spur hammer with the half-cock notch and casehardened finish. The grips are that early light colored checkered walnut versions with the diamond pattern around the screws. The pistols has the Colt high-polish blue finish overall with the trigger, extractor and magazine release, having the Colt niter blued finish. Includes an unmarked all blue magazine.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Very good as professionally refinished with 90% of the bright high polish blue finish overall with a 2 inch section of dark brown patina visible on the lower right side of the slide directly at the slide markings, along with an area on the underside of the frame (see photo). The other smaller parts retain 90% of their bright nitre blue finish with 80% of the vivid case colors remaining on the hammer. The grips are in excellent condition with their original checking on both sides showing only very minor light handling marks with most of the original varnish remaining along the edges. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311892

WWI USMC Corporal's Tunic and Pants

Grouping of USMC/Navy Uniform Items, Including a Very Rare USMC Medics Uniform1) Very Rare USMC Medic's tunic and pants, both constructed from heavy green felt. The tunic is of the high-collar style typical of the WWI/post-WWI era, with a set of screwback USMC badges on the collar, "eagle/anchor" themed button, a World War I service medal with "OVERSEAS" bar, a zig-zag stitched patch featuring a red field, black "eagle/globe/anchor", and a gold bullion "V" on the left shoulder, a rank patch featuring an embroidered spread-winged eagle over a red cross and two red-bordered corporal chevrons, and a pair of gold bullion overseas service chevrons near the cuff, indicating a full year of overseas service. No maker's marks are visible on the green twill lined interior. The inside waistband of the pants is ink stamped "3-M" and "Quartermaster's-Dept./U.S. Marine Corps/1917-1918". 2) Grouping of United States Navy/Marine Corps Items consisting of A) 1917 "Brodie" pattern helmet, painted green with applied texture, rubberized canvas sweatband, brown leather chinstrap and a prominent brass eagle/globe/anchor screwback pin attached to the front. B) Garrison cap, olive drab with "F 11" in brass on the right side, and a brass screwback E/G/A (similar to the one on the helmet) on the left. No visible maker's marks. C) Colored felt sergeant chevron patch, green chevrons on red field. D) Two U.S. Navy cap bands, black cloth roughly 37 inches long. One marked "U.S. NAVY" in gold print, the other "U.S. NAVAL RESERVE FORCE" in silver thread. 3) Grouping of U.S. Navy/Marine Corps Uniform Items consisting of A) World War One Style USMC Tunic, tan cotton twill construction, with no maker's marks. Many of the buttons are absent, though the shoulder boards and left breast pocket are equipped with brass "eagle, globe and anchor" buttons. B) U.S. Navy enlisted "sailor suit" uniform, consisting of a white hat, shirt and pants, tan belt, green canvas gaiters and a dark blue cotton twill tunic with white trim. The tunic bears a red cross patch on the left sleeve, the initials "WJD" are present on the cap, shirt, and pants, and the name "W.J. DIEFFENDERFER" (yes, Dieffenderfer, sic) on the tunic, shirt, one of the gaiters, and the pants. Dieffenderfer has not been positively identified; research turned up a W.J. Dieffenderfer as a Highway Department maintenance superintendent in Union County, Pennsylvania c.1943.Class: Other 1) Good, with some light wear and staining overall, along with some moth damage concentrated on the pants. One of the main tunic buttons has been replaced with one bearing Nebraska markings. 2) Fair. The helmet shows wear and tear, especially on the webbing, with some stains, fraying and thin spots on the cloth items. 3) Good, with some red/brown stains on the sailor suit and mild wear on the USMC tunic. Traces of a hand-stitched label are present inside the tunic collar.


Lot#: 43311651

Colt Model 1905 Pistol

Very Scarce Colt Combination Leather Shoulder Stock/Holster for the Early Colt Model 1905 Semi-Automatic PistolThis is a solid example of a very scarce original combination leather shoulder stock/holster for the Colt Model 1905 semiautomatic pistol. It is estimated that less than 500 of these rare Colt produced leather combination shoulder stocks/holster were ever produced with only a very few even know to exist today. The primitive leather tanning process back then turned out to be extremely harsh on any leather product, making any example extremely rare today. There were two different lots of Model 1905 pistols that were produced to use this specific holster. They all had their back straps machined (grooved) on the outer rear edges of the frame to allow the brass mounting hardware to be slid into place. This specific piece has the original/unmarked large brass hardware on the front end of the holster with the latching mechanism on the underside. It has a single large flap on the front and a single belt loop on the rear that is held in place via a small metal buckle. The holster itself measure approximately 11 inches long by 6 inches wide and is completely unmarked.Class: Other Fair with a nice original brown/black matching color on the face of the leather overall. The stitching on the edge of the holster is complete. However, the leather has deteriorated in two locations: one, on the rear upper rear end of the flap, and the other area is on the lower front edge behind the brass hardware. Both have some type of old glue repair that has come loose, however both probably could be corrected by a true leather conservator. The hardware and latch mechanism are complete and functional. This is truly an extremely scarce and highly desirable early Colt combination leather shoulder stock/holster. There are more Colt 1905 Military Models slotted for stock than there are stocks to fit them!


Lot#: 43311893

WWI-Pattern USMC Sergeant's Tunic

World War I Pattern Uniform Tunic for a United States Marine Corps SergeantConstructed from green felt, the tunic is fitted with a set of "eagle and anchor" buttons, with the "eagle, globe and anchor" insignia on screwback badges on either side of the collar, a red and green fourragere cord on the left shoulder, "EXPERT RIFLEMAN" and "PISTOL EXPERT" badges on the left breast pocket, green-on-red sergeant's chevrons on both sleeves, a single gold bullion overseas service chevron on the left cuff, and a diamond-shaped unit patch featuring an embroidered blue "V" on the USMC insignia, associated with the 5th Marine Regiment. The interior is lined in green twill cloth, with no visible tags or markings. The fourragere is a French-particular decoration, given on a unit-wide basis to the 5th and 6th Marine Regiments for action on the Western Front, particularly Belleau Wood; while multiple Army units received the honor for World War I and II, they are the only Marines to receive the honor.Class: Other Very good, with a few small moth holes in the collar and mild handling marks overall. The ornament is missing from the end of the cord, and the interior shows some red/copper colored stains.


Lot#: 43311410

Heckler & Koch - Mark 23

Heckler & Koch Mark 23 Semi-Automatic Pistol with CaseManufactured in 2013. Standard markings and features. With original case and extra magazine.Class: Modern Handgun Excellent overall. 99% plus original black finish remains with only light handling marks. Mechanically excellent. Case is excellent.


Lot#: 43311652

Colt Model 1911A1 National Match with ACE Kit

Pre-World War II Colt National Match Semi-Automatic Pistol Shipped to Colt President A. Foster Jr. with Colt Factory Documentation and a Colt 22-45 ACE Conversion Kit in a Factory Presentation CaseThis is a highly desirable pre-war Colt National Match semi-automatic pistol that was originally shipped to the "loan account" of Albert Foster Jr., President of Colt Firearms Company and has been subsequently assembled with a "U" serial numbered Colt 22-45 Service Model ACE conversion kit. Both are stored/housed in walnut factory case. Both the Colt National Match pistol and the Colt Service Model ACE conversion kit are accompanied with Colt factory letters dated October 1994. The National Match pistol was originally sold in June 1939. It was returned to the factory and reshipped to "L. Babchin" in New Jersey in July 1939. The conversion kit was shipped to A-H Gun Service, Hackensack, NJ, on July 29, 1939, as a 1 gun shipment. These early National Match pistols were manufactured with basic accuracy enhancements of the time which included hand fitting of the slide to the frame for a close tight fit and then hand fitting a specially selected Match barrel and front bushing. The other improvement was the hand honing and fitting of all the critical internal parts to provide a super smooth, glass like action. This National Match pistol is doubly scarce in that it is fitted with the rare early pre-war Schwartz safety device. Colt began production of the National Match Government Model .45 in 1932, and only a very limited number were actually produced before the outbreak of WWII, primarily due to the manufacturing cost. The slide has the standard two-line, two-block markings of the Hartford address with the 1897-1913 patent dates. The obverse is marked in one-line "NATIONAL MATCH COLT" followed by "AUTOMATIC/CALIBER.45" followed by the Rampant Colt trademark. The frame is marked "GOVERNMENT MODEL" above the serial number (C194645). "60" is on the trigger guard bow, and a "P" assembler's mark is over the Colt "VP/Triangle" proofmark. The slide has the matching serial number under the firing pin stop. The left side of the barrel lug is stamped with the encircled letters "M.B." with "COLT 45 AUTO MATCH" directly above that on the barrel. There is a capital "G" Colt provisional inspector stamp on top of the frame by the disconnector hole. The feed ramp is polished bright. The half-tone magazine is marked "COLT/45 AUTO" on the floor plate. The complimentary Colt conversion kit has the same style two-line, address and patent dates on the left side with "COLT SERVICE MODEL CONVERSION/ACE/.22 LONG RIFLE/UNIT 22-45" markings on the right side. As noted, this example has the wartime serial number of "U-1004" on top indicating manufacture in 1941/42. It is fitted with the early Colt fully adjustable rear sight and the pre-war wide, high target front sight. The conversion kit includes the original 22 LR barrel with its floating chamber, the ejector, firing pin and recoil spring, guide and cap, slide stop lever and "COLT 22/ACE L.R./SERVICE MODEL" marked magazine. Both the pistol and conversion kit have their original high polish commercial blue finish with original checkered walnut grips. As noted, everything is housed in a factory presentation case with a French fitted interior with green felt lining.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Excellent with 90% plus of the original blue finish with only minor edge and high spot wear overall, some thinning/scratches and a couple very fine pin-prick erosion spots on the front grip strap, and the usual drag line under the slide stop lever. The grips are also excellent with nice, sharp, distinct checkering on both sides showing only minor handling marks. The conversion kit is also excellent with 98% of the original blue finish overall and only minor edge wear on the front edges of the slide and the outside area of the barrel from cycling and light firing. The factory presentation case is fine with most of the refinished varnish visible on the outside and the hinges and lock complete (no key). A desirable documented cased Colt National Match pistol and 22-45 conversion unit.


Lot#: 43311894

174th Aero Squadron Enlisted Tunic, Army Air Service

Fine United States Army Air Service Uniform Tunic Decorated for an Enlisted Man of the 174th Aero SquadronConstructed from olive green wool, the tunic is fitted with a set of round "US" and "winged propeller" emblems on the raised collar, with a World War One Victory Medal ribbon on the left breast, "174" and a propeller in black-bordered white embroidery on the right shoulder, a gold overseas service chevron on the left cuff, and a red-on-green private's chevron below an embroidered patch featuring a black cat perched on a fence and backed by a full moon on the left shoulder. The interior is lined in brown twill, with no visible stamps or tags. Established late in 1917, the 174th trained in England but did not make it to combat before the war ended.Class: Other Very good, with some light wear and handling on the exterior. Some of the patch stitching is absent, and the lining has partially disconnected from the bottom hem.


Lot#: 43311411

Colt Special Combat Government Competition Model Pistol with Box

Colt Special Combat Government Competition Model Semi-Automatic Pistol with BoxStandard markings and features. With original shipping box, blue Colt box, and extra magazine.Class: Modern Handgun Near new, with only the slightest handling marks. Mechanically excellent. The boxes are very fine with some light handling/storage wear.


Lot#: 43311653

Early Production Colt Ace Semi-Automatic Pistol

Early Production Colt Ace Semi-Automatic Pistol<BR><BR>Manufactured in 1931. Fixed round blade front and adjustable rear notch sights, two-line address and patent marking followed by the Rampant Colt on the left side of the slide, and "COLT <ACE> .22 LONG/RIFLE" marking on the right. With a checkered wide spur hammer, solid checkered trigger, and arched checkered mainspring housing. With full checkered grips and two-tone blue magazine marked "COLT/<ACE>/22 LR.".<BR><BR>Class: Curio & Relic Handgun <BR><BR>Fine. 70% plus original blue finish remains with some edge wear, scattered light spotting, small scratches, and some light brown patina. The markings are sharp and distinct. Grips are also fine with sharp checkering and some small dings. Mechanically excellent.<BR><BR>


Lot#: 43311895

13th Aero Squadron Enlisted Tunic and Shirt

World War I Era Tunic and Shirt for an Army Air Service Enlisted Man with the 13th Aero SquadronConstructed from olive wool, the tunic is outfitted with a set of brass Air Service buttons on the sides of the standing collar, with an embroidered air service patch on the right sleeve, one gold ribbon overseas service (6 months abroad) and a red-on-green private's chevron on the left sleeve. The left shoulder features an embroidered patch, a prominent black block "A" on green background, with a skeleton wielding a scythe in the top and an American aviation roundel with a blue "13" in the center at the bottom. The large "A" is a traditional symbol of the First U.S. Army, a core unit of the WWI American Expeditionary Forces and one of America's longest standing field armies. The 13th Aero Squadron, also known as the "Grim Reapers" for the use of the scythe-wielding skeleton mascot "Grim Oscar" on their aircraft, was a daylight pursuit squadron and a component of the 2nd Pursuit Group of the First Army. Seeing action at the St. Mihiel Offensive and Meuse-Argonne Campaign, the 13th produced a number of aces, including then-Major Carl Spaatz, first chief of staff of the fully formed United States Air Force. The shirt is green wool, with no maker's marks.Class: Other Very good, with some minor wear and staining.


Lot#: 43311412

Magnum Research Inc - Desert Eagle

Magnum Research Desert Eagle Semi-Automatic Pistol with Case and Extra BarrelStandard markings and features. With original case, extra .44 magnum barrel and magazine, and tools.Class: Modern Handgun Near new in case with only light handling marks.


Lot#: 43311654

Colt Super 38 Pistol Factory Inscribed to T&WA Pilot

Historic Documented Pre-War Colt Super .38 Semi-Automatic Pistol Factory Inscribed to a Transcontinental & Western Air Pilot with Factory LetterThe accompanying factory letters lists this pistol with a 5 inch barrel in .38 Super, blue finish, type of stocks not listed, and factory engraved "T & WA No. 32" on the receiver when shipped to Smith Brothers Hardware Co., Columbus, Ohio, as part of a 42 gun shipment. Factory records suggests shipment occurred on October 31 or November 1, 1930. This is one of only 42 pre-WWII factory Super 38 pistols in an initial shipment having the "T & WA" factory engraving. Two subsequent purchases occurred within the year. The left side of the frame is factory engraved "T & W.A. No. 32" (see factory letter), and the reverse side of the frame has the serial number. "T & W.A," references Transcontinental & Western Air. In 1939, famed aviator and aviation mogul Howard Hughes became the principal shareholder of Transcontinental & Western Air, and the airline was officially rebranded Trans World Airlines in 1950. This pistol was issued to T&WA pilot Otto Ferguson. Pilots were armed when carrying U.S. mail on commercial flights as required by law. On April 7, 1936, Ferguson was piloting a Douglas DC-2 on a flight carrying passengers and mail when the plane crashed in poor weather. Twelve people were fatally injured and 2 were severely injured. Ferguson was among the dead. At the time of the crash this pistol was in Ferguson's possession. The pistol was returned to Ferguson's family following the recovery effort. An accompanying archive attests to the pistol's provenance in a notarized letter from Ferguson's grandson. The archive also includes the Department of Commerce report on the 1936 aircraft accident that killed Ferguson, Ferguson's WWI Air Service discharge paper, Air Service wallet, airline pilot photo, T&WA business card, and consignor research. The pistol was featured on the cover of the Texas Gun Collectors Spring 2007 issue.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Very good. The pistol retains 30% original blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. The replacement grips are very good showing some worn checkering. Mechanically excellent. A rare factory inscribed Transcontinental & Western Air documented Super .38 pistol that is missing from the most advanced Colt semi-automatic pistol collections. A rare piece of Colt and aviation history that one will look a long time to find and acquire.


Lot#: 43311896

WWI Tank Officer Tunic/Cap, Labeled to Meuse-Argonne DSC Winner

Tunic and Cap for a World War I Distinguished Service Cross Winner Tank Officer Labeled to Newell Weed of the 326th Tank BattalionConstructed from olive twill fabric, the tunic is adorned on each side of the collar with a tombak "U.S." pin and a bronze tank set in a wreath, with a set of captain's bars on the shoulders, tricolor yellow/red/blue triangle patch (no numbers or armor insignia) and a single overseas service chevron on the left sleeve, and a set of three ribbons on the left breast; the Distinguished Service Cross, the World War I Victory Medal (w/two stars) and the French Croix de Guerre (w/one bronze star). The interior is labeled "KIRSCHBAUM CLOTHES/TAILORED FOR/STERN BROS./NEW YORK" on the exterior of the left pocket, with a second Kirschbaum label addressed to "Mr. Newell Weed" inside the pocket. Research indicates the existence of one Newell Phipps Weed; born in Brooklyn in 1892, he joined the New Jersey National Guard as a cavalryman in 1913 and earned a commission with the regular Army in 1917. In 1918, he was recruited by American armor legend George S. Patton to join the American Expeditionary Force Tank Corps, commanding Company B, First Battalion (later renumbered the 326th). Geared up with French-made Renault light tanks, the 326th met the enemy during the Meuse-Argonne Campaign, where Weed would earn his DSC. The citation notes him as moving 300 yards in advance of his tanks on foot to reconnoiter passage, briefly falling into enemy hands, and making good his escape by signaling one of his Renaults in spite of threat of summary execution. Afterward he would sneak out of the ambulance taking him away from the front due to poison gas exposure, walk 3 miles back to the battlefield, commandeer a tank and went right back into the fight. Captain Weed's post-war activities are unknown. Included with the tunic is a very rare unlabeled cap with the piping of the tank forces, decorated with red, yellow and blue piping about the crown, fitted with a set of captain's bars and a tank emblem on the front left, and fitted with a leather sweatband.Class: Other Very good, with a few light stains and holes. A fine American Expeditionary Force set attributed to one of the pioneers of American armor.


Lot#: 43311413

STI International 2011 Total Eclipse Semi-Automatic Pistol with

STI International 2011 Total Eclipse Semi-Automatic Pistol with CaseStandard markings and features. With original case.Class: Modern Handgun Excellent overall. 99% original finish remains with a few light handling marks and sharp checkering on the grips. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311655

Fine Colt National Match Government Model Pistol with Box

Pre-World War II Colt National Match Government Model Semi-Automatic Pistol with BoxManufactured in 1934. Wide blade front and square notch flat top rear sights, with the two-line address and patent dates on the left side of the slide, the National Match nomenclature on the right and a matching serial number beneath the firing pin stop plate. The Government Model frame is marked "W/VP" on the left side of the trigger guard and "12" on the right, with a short milled trigger, wide checkered hammer, arched checkered mainspring housing and grips, "COLT/45 AUTO" marked magazine, and an "MB" marked barrel. With a Colt National Match labeled "black box", numbered to another pistol.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Fine with 75% of the original blue finish, showing a dark spotted cold blue touch up on the grip straps and mainspring housing, bright edge wear and mild handling marks. The grips are very good, with some chips and dings on the points. The box is fair, with material absences and tape repairs. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311897

Colt USMC M45A1 CQB Pistol, with Factory Letter, Box

Factory Documented U.S. Colt Marine Corps M45A1 Close Quarters Battle Semi-Automatic Pistol, "Genuine Operator Issue" with BoxAccording to the included factory letter (signed by the President and CEO of Colt Manufacturing) this pistol was one of the original run of Colt "Rail Gun" Government Model pistols produced to United States Marine Corps specifications as the M45A1 Close Quarters Battle Pistol. Intended as a replacement for the Corps' aging stock of 1911/1911A1 pistols, the M45A1 was intended expressly for units like Force Recon, Marine Special Operations Command (home of the Marine Raiders), and Special Operations Capable Marine Expeditionary Units. A select number of the pistols were returned to Colt for commercial sale, with the caveat that the "USMC" marking be struck out. A set of 3-dot Trijicon night sights are installed on the "COLT***USMC" marked slide, with "VP" and "L" on the left side of the trigger guard and the U.S. nomenclature on the right, including the military-specific "M1070CQBP" model number. A 4-groove Picatinny rail is integrated into the dust cover, with a long solid trigger, skeleton hammer, beavertail safety with "speed bump", ambidextrous thumb safety, serrated flat mainspring housing , "desert camo" G10 composite grips, Wilson Combat magazine, and a Colt National Match barrel. With a matching numbered shipping box labeled from Colt Defense LLC.Class: Modern Handgun Excellent, with 98% of the original Cerakote finish, showing some mild handling marks and edge wear. The grips are excellent, with fine color and sharp checkering. The box is good, with some of the marking struck out and tape around the lid. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311414

Two Heckler & Koch Semi-Automatic Pistols with Cases

Two Heckler & Koch Semi-Automatic Pistols with Cases -A) Heckler & Koch USP Tactical Semi-Automatic PistolTwo Heckler & Koch Semi-Automatic Pistols with Cases -A) Heckler & Koch USP Tactical Semi-Automatic PistolStandard markings and features. With original case and an extra magazine.Manufacture: Heckler & Koch Model: Usp 40BBL: 4 1/8 inch roundStock: Gauge: 40 S&WFinish: blackGrips: polymerSerial Number: 22-053103Class: Modern Handgun Condition: Excellent overall, retains 99% plus original finish with a few light handling and cycling marks. Mechanically excellent. The case is excellent.B) Heckler & Koch USP 40 Semi-Automatic PistolStandard markings and features. Includes an unnumbered Heckler & Koch case and an extra magazine.Manufacture: Heckler & Koch Model: Usp 40BBL: 4 1/8 inch roundStock: Gauge: 40 S&WFinish: blackGrips: polymerSerial Number: 22-19561Class: Modern Handgun Condition: Excellent overall, retains 99% plus original finish with a few light handling marks. Mechanically excellent. The case is excellent.


Lot#: 43311656

Historic Documented Past NRA President Thurman Colt

Historic Documented Past NRA President Thurman Randle Shipped Pre-War Colt National Match Semi-Automatic Pistol with Schwartz Safety, Box, and Factory LetterThis is a very good example of an early pre-war Colt 1911A1 Government Model National Match pistol manufactured in late 1938. This pistol is accompanied by a Colt factory letter dated Sept 2001 that verifies the original configuration of this pistol and the one-gun shipment to Thurman Randle & Company in November 1938. Mr. Randle was an early rifle and pistol competitor and operated a very successful small arms and shooting equipment mail order business prior to WWII. During WWII, he served as a commissioned officer from 1942-45 and was tasked with organizing and implementing the Navy's small arms training program which was designed to train all incoming Navy personal. It is estimated that through his efforts, along with 600 officers and instructors, trained over two million sailors during WWII. He served as NRA president from 1944-1946 and was a close friend of George Whittington for whom the NRA Whittington Center is named. This lot is accompanied with documents and photos from his catalogs and pictures. This example has the very desirable Schwartz safety device and an adjustable rear sight. The right side of the slide is stamped "NATIONAL MATCH COLT" followed by "AUTOMATIC/CALIBRE .45" followed by a Rampant Colt. The left side has the standard Colt two line address and patent dates. The matching serial number is stamped on the back side of the slide under the firing pin stop. The blued barrel has a bright chamber that is marked "COLT 45 AUTO" with the circled "MB" proof on the left side of the lug, with an "S" proof on the right side. The left side of the trigger guard is stamped "P" over a Colt factory "VP" triangle proof and number "99" on the right side. It has a blued long trigger with a checkered face, checkered wide hammer spur, checkered thumb safety and slide stop release, and an arched/checkered mainspring housing. The pistol is fitted with an early Colt adjustable target type rear sight and a thick target front sight. It has the standard fully checkered walnut grips. It is complete with one half-tone, blued magazine with "COLT/45 AUTO" on the base. It is complete with its original matching Colt factory shipping box. The matching serial number is penciled in on the underside.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Fine with 70% of the original blue finish remaining overall, scratches and high spot wear overall, and significant wear on the front grip strap as well as the grip safety, mainspring housing and rear edges of the frame. The grips are in good condition with visible checkering overall showing significant wear on both side from actual use. The box is in fair condition with a nice pre-war purple color overall showing light tape repairs on all the corners.


Lot#: 43311898

Prototype Colt "OUSMC" Marine Corps Pistol, w/Case, Letter

Rare Documented Colt "OUSMC" Marine Corps Prototype Government Model Semi-Automatic Pistol with CaseAs related by the included factory letter, this pistol was part of a short 7-piece run made by Colt to the specifications of the United States Marine Corps. Delivered to the Corps in 2003, an unspecified number were then returned to Colt in 2004, and stayed in the Colt Engineering Archive Collection as a historical/engineering reference until 2016, when it was released via a special sale exclusively for Colt employees. Between the mid-1980s and the mid 2000s, USMC elements like Force Recon were armed with the M45 pistol, a vintage U.S. 1911/1911A1 pistol heavily upgraded by the USMC Precision Weapons Section to then-state of the art, often with little left of the original handgun save the frame. The process for making the M45 was time and labor intensive, and the Corps began soliciting designs from outside firms, including Springfield Armory (Inc) and others. Outside sources became more important about 2005, when after about 2 decades of resistance the Corps established the Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) as a component of the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM), creating a new component of the Corps with a need for a large caliber handgun. These searches would eventually culminate in the acceptance of the M45A1, a military-specific model of the Colt Rail Gun, which could be seen as a descendant of these prototypes. The heart of the OUSMC pistol is a Colt Series 70 Government Model 45 ACP, and the most prominent upgrade is the addition of a welded-on MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rail on the dust cover, in addition to a Commander-style skeleton hammer, beavertail safety with speed bump, flat checkered mainspring housing, wrap-around checkered rubber grips, lightly funneled magazine well and a Wilson Combat magazine. "USMC" has been engraved into the left side of the slide, with "UNITED STATES PROPERTY" on the frame and a set of blanked-out medallions on the grips. The barrel is marked "PM" on the lug and hand-marked "AI" to match a similar marking on the underside of the slide, with a peened-in linkage pin and an interesting two-stage throat bevel. The rail has four slots, with a groove down the center for wiring, and is secured with a set of six weld points applied through three drilled holes in the dust cover; the attachment is permanent and rock solid. In addition to the factory letter, the pistol comes with a shipping document from Marine Corps Systems Command at Quantico to Colt (identifying the contents as a "1911A1 PISTOL") and a Colt blue plastic case numbered to match the pistol with a "MODEL-OUSMC" and "USMC PISTOL" label.Class: Modern Handgun Excellent, with 97% plus of the original matte black finish, showing bright edge/high point wear, mild takedown lines and scattered handling marks. The grips are excellent. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311415

Poly Technologies AK-47/S Semi-Automatic Rifle

Poly Technologies AK-47/S Semi-Automatic RifleManufactured in China as a semi-automatic version of their Type 56 Assault Rifle. Features a forged receiver with standard sheet metal cover, pin front and tangent rear sights, two piece smooth hand guard, checkered grip, and fixed wood buttstock. Does not include any accessories or box.Class: Modern Long Gun Excellent overall, retains 99% plus original finish with a few light handling marks and a couple light dings in the stock/grips. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311657

Inscribed Colt Super 38 Pistol, NRA Service Company Shipped

Fine Inscribed Colt Super 38 Semi-Automatic Pistol Shipped to the N.R.A. Service Company with Factory LetterAccording to the included factory letter, this handgun was shipped as a single piece to Henry D. Block by way of the NRA Service Company (address "unavailable" for both parties) on February 27, 1930, as a Super 38 with a blue finish and "Not Listed" grips. Active from about 1927 to 1935, the NRA Service Company was a venture by the National Rifle Association to sell shooting supplies and NRA memorabilia to members, including weapon accessories and firearms. The company maintained offices in both Washington, D.C., and Dallas, Texas. Henry Block has not been positively identified, but the business model of the Service Company all but ensures that he was a member of the NRA. Fixed sights, the two-line address and patent dates on the left side of the slide, the caliber markings on the right, matching serial number stamped around the firing pin hole, a short milled trigger, arched checkered mainspring housing, and checkered grips. "Henry D. Block" is inscribed on the right side of the slide between the serrations and caliber marking. The left side of the trigger guard is stamped "1/VP", and "60" is on the right.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Fine, with 60% of the original blue finish, showing a number of takedown lines, bright edge wear, areas of brown patina, scattered spotting and handling marks. The inscription is professionally executed but is not listed in the letter. The revarnished grips are good, with some dents and scuffs. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311899

Winchester - 1914

Scarce World War II British No. 3 Mk I*(T)(A) Pattern 14 Bolt Action Sniper Rifle with Matching Number Aldis Scope and MountThis rifle was developed in the late 1930s as a inter-war substitute rifle that was used primarily as a training rifle before the development of the British Enfield No.4 MkI(T) sniper rifles, which became the standard WWII British sniper rifle. This series of rifles was actually based on the original British Pattern 14 service rifles that were produced during WWI, which were removed from British depot stores for use in the conversion. The actual process consisted of removing the rear sight and completely milling off the protective ears (on the rear receiver bridge). The rifles were then fitted on the left side with a side mounted Aldis Brothers No. 3 commercial 2.5X hunting scope in a long bridge type mount. Once converted, these were designated as the No.3 MkI*(T)(A) sniper rifle. They were never issued for actual field use during WWII like the WWI Pattern 14 and Enfield No.4 MkI(T) rifles, because they did not conform to the standard over the bore sniper rifle like the No.4 MkI(T) that was adopted in late 1941. This nonstandard offset scope configuration was the primary reason that they were held in England and used as training rifles at the various sniper schools in England. The top of the receiver ring is blank except for the "Crown/BNP" firing proof, and the "W" prefix serial number is on the lower right edge. The barrel is also unmarked and undated. The left side of the receiver has the small British broad arrow proof followed by the "Crossed Pennants" over a single "P" proof, indicating that the rifle was accepted by the British Government. The rifle, as noted, is fitted with a No.3 Aldis Brothers scope that is held in a Alex Martin mount. The mount is soldered to the underside of the scope and held in place on the left side in two places; the front portion is attached to the upper area of the barrel and the rear to the left side of the receiver which is held on by two large screws, one on top and the other one through the side of the receiver. The scope has the standard three post reticle. The rifle has the correct pattern 1914 bolt which has been numbered to the rifle and is marked on the underside "NS" for nickel steel along with the letter "W" for Winchester. It has the correct, 1914 pattern full length semi-pistol grip walnut stock with finger grooves on the sides fitted with the base (only) for the volley sight on the left side. The right side of the buttstock has the standard "circled IW/PATT 14" markings followed by the unmarked brass unit disc.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Very fine overall with 80% plus of the correct arsenal refurbished blue/black metal finish, light wear overall, blue loss on the barrel bands and front exposed section of the barrel, and the bolt having been polished. The stock and handguard are both in very fine condition with a dark walnut color overall and clear stock proofs. The scope and mount retain 90% of their black painted finish overall, with finish loss on the ends of the scope tube, and clear optics. Mechanically excellent. A very nice looking No.3 MkI*(T)(A) Pattern sniper rifle.


Lot#: 43311416

Springfield Armory Inc. M1A National Match Semi-Automatic Rifle

Springfield Armory Inc. M1A National Match Semi-Automatic RifleEarly preban. Standard markings and features. Standard weight commercial barrel, glass bedded. Includes a leather sling.Class: Modern Long Gun Excellent overall, retains 99% original finish with some scattered light handling marks, some patches of light edge wear (near muzzle), and some scattered light dings and scratches in the stock. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311658

Excellent Prohibition-Era Colt Super 38 Pistol

Excellent Prohibition Era Colt Super 38 Semi-Automatic PistolManufactured in 1932. Fixed sights, with the two-line Hartford address and patent dates on the left side of the matching numbered slide and "COLT SUPER .38/ AUTOMATIC" on the right next to the Rampant Colt. Wide milled hammer, short trigger and arched mainspring housing, with checkered grips and a two-tone magazine.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Very fine with 85% plus of the original blue finish, showing the start of a brown patina on the front strap, bright edge wear, and some light handling marks and spotting. The grips are also very fine, with some dings and dark spots. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311417

Romarm SA/CUGIR WASR-10 Cut-Away Semi-Automatic Rifle

Romarm SA/CUGIR WASR-10 Cut-Away Semi-Automatic RifleThis is a very rare example of a Romanian factory cutaway WASR-10 rifle. It is a later single stack magazine model that has been correctly sectioned (on the right side) to show all the internal mechanisms. It has approximately 20 cutaway windows in total. Standard markings and features on the left side, complete with an original dummy round. This is a non-operational, non-fireable rifle.Class: Modern Long Gun Excellent overall, retains 99% original blue finish with some wear and handling marks. The receiver appears to be affixed closed.


Lot#: 43311659

Colt Model 1902 Sporting Pistol

Early Production Colt Model 1902 Sporting Semi-Automatic PistolManufactured in 1903, the first year of production. Fixed sights, with the two-block, Browning's Patent/Hartford address markings and Rampant Colt on the left side on the slide, "AUTOMATIC COLT/CALIBRE 38 RIMLESS SMOKELESS" on the right, and front serrations. The matching numbers are present on the underside of the slide. It has a casehardened spur hammer; niter blue trigger, screws and pins; full nickel finished magazine with 1884 patent date, and a pair of checkered Colt banner grips.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Fine, with 50% of the original blue finish, showing a gray and brown patina on the grip straps, trigger guard, and along the edges, streaks of gray on the underside of the frame, light scratches and spotting. The trigger pin is battered. The case colors remain 70% intact, with 60% of the fiery niter blue on the small parts. The grips are also fine, with the left panel showing a lighter shade of brown, a few scratches, and good detail. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311418

Franchi SPAS-12 Semi-Automatic/Slide Action Shotgun

Franchi SPAS-12 Semi-Automatic/Slide Action ShotgunImport marked. Introduced in Italy in 1979, featuring a dual-action mechanism that can be changed from pump action to semi-automatic. Blade front and aperture rear sights, 2 3/4 inch chamber, cylinder choke, full length magazine, stamped heat shield, standard frame markings, ribbed forearm, pistol grip and folding stamped metal stock. Length of pull is 13 1/4 inches.Class: Modern Long Gun Very fine overall, with 95% original finish, a few light handling marks, some light cycling wear, and some light oxidation on the stamped metal parts. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311419

Valmet 223 Hunter Rifle with Ex. Mag, Box

Excellent Valmet Model 88 Hunter Semi-Automatic Rifle with Extra Magazine and BoxManufactured 1986-1989. Windage adjustable blade front and elevation adjustable folding leaf rear sights, with a scope rail integrated into the dust cover and a machined receiver. Checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with a solid rubber recoil pad. With a green Valmet box numbered to match the rifle, extra magazine, scope rings and cleaning tools.Class: Modern Long Gun Excellent, with 98% plus original blue finish, showing some light handling marks overall, minor dings on the receiver, with the wood in equal condition. The box shows taping and scuffs appropriate to age. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311660

Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket Hammerless Semi-Automatic Pistol wit

Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket Hammerless Semi-Automatic Pistol with BoxManufactured in 1910. Fixed sights with the two-line address and patent dates on the left side of the slide, caliber markings on the right, and "VP" and "5" on the trigger guard. Casehardened trigger and safeties with a niter blue magazine catch. With a Colt "black box" hand-marked "21653/SMNW/12.00" on the bottom, blue "COLT AUTOMATIC PISTOL/.25" label, barrel brush, instruction sheet and a 1975 bill of sale. The inside of the lid is pencil marked "Daniel Morrell/July 9th 1948/For Claning(sic)/1-Colt Revolver H101104".Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Very fine with 90% of the slightly faded original blue finish showing bright edge wear, a few patches of brown and gray patina with light handling marks overall. Grips are also very fine with minor dings and crisp decoration. The box is fair with some torn edges and wear. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311661

World War I Production Colt Government Model Pistol

World War I Production Colt Government Model Semi-Automatic Pistol with Audley HolsterManufactured in 1917. Replacement fixed blade front and flat top notch rear sights, standard two-line/two-block address and patent dates on the left side of the slide with the Rampant Colt behind the serrations, "GOVERNMENT MODEL" stamped above the serial number on the right side of the frame, and Colt "VP" and "T" proofs and inspection marks on the left side of the trigger guard. Long solid trigger, checkered slide stop, safety, and magazine catch; short grip safety, and smooth, flat mainspring housing with lanyard loop. With double diamond checkered grips. Includes Audley leather holster, modern Colt plastic case, extra unmarked barrel, and two extra two-tone blue magazines with lanyard loops.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Fine. 85% original blue finish remains with some edge wear, light brown patina on the grip straps, numerous small scratches, and handling marks overall. The grips are also very fine with sharp checkering, and some small dings. The barrel is a modern replacement as is the front sight which has cold blue touch up. Mechanically excellent. Holster is fine with tight stitching, overall solid construction, some verdigris, and scuffs throughout. Extra barrel and magazines are good overall.


Lot#: 43311420

Pre-Ban Colt AR-15 SP1 Semi-Automatic Rifle

Pre-Ban Colt AR-15 SP1 Semi-Automatic RifleManufactured in 1977. Birdcage flash hider, post front and windage adjustable two-leaf rear peep sights, ventilated smooth triangular handguard, M16 pattern upper receiver without case deflector or forward assist with a fixed carry handle. Standard markings on the left side of the magazine well, checkered grip, and checkered trapdoor buttplate. Includes an extra magazine and a web sling.Class: Modern Long Gun Excellent overall, retains 99% plus original finish with a few very light handling marks and scratches. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311662

Excellent Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Semi-Automatic Pisto

Excellent Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Semi-Automatic Pistol with BoxManufactured in 1928. The slide has the two line address/patent date marking with the Rampant Colt behind the serrations on the left side and the two line caliber marking on the right side. The trigger guard bow is marked with the number "1" over the Colt triangle "VP" proof. Blue barrel with bright chamber, checkered Colt medallion grips and two tone magazine marked "CAL.32/COLT" on the base. The factory paper hinge box has an illegible number but is correct for this type of pistol.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Excellent. The pistol retains 97% original blue finish showing some very scattered minor handling marks and very limited light spotting. The grips are also excellent with a few nicks in the overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. The box is fair.


Lot#: 43311421

Auto-Ordnance Thompson Model 1927A1 Semi-Automatic Carbine

Auto-Ordnance Thompson Model 1927A1 Semi-Automatic Carbine with Case and AccessoriesStandard markings and a Cutt's style compensator, fixed blade front and adjustable ladder rear sights, finned barrel, contoured forward and rear grips, and fixed buttstock with trapdoor buttplate. Includes a Thompson hard case, rare 100 round type "C" large drum magazine, 30 round stick magazine, and photocopy of an owners manual.Class: Modern Long Gun Excellent overall, retains 99% original finish with a series of light scratches on the right rear side of the receiver and a few scattered handling marks on the stock and grips. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311663

Colt 1908 Pocket Hamerless Pistol

Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless 380 ACP Semi-Automatic PistolManufactured in 1930. Fixed sights, with the two-line address and patent marking on the left side of the slide, the Rampant Colt behind the serrations, caliber on the right side, and "75" and "3/VP" on the trigger guard. Finish is full nickel, with a set of smooth mother of pearl grips and a nickel finished magazine marked "CAL.380/COLT".Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Very fine with 95% plus original nickel finish. With the exception of some patches of pitting under and around the grip panels, the exterior is in exceptional shape, showing some light handling marks. The grips are very fine, with a bit of light wear. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311422

Scarce Original Pre-Ban Heckler & Koch SP89 Pistol

Scarce Original Pre-Ban Heckler & Koch SP89 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Laser SightManufactured in 1990. This is a rare example of an original H&K semi-automatic pistol that was produced on a limited basis as a shortened version of the H&K 94 rifle. Standard markings and features. With a barrel mounted laser sight. Includes a styrofoam box, end caps and instruction manual.Class: Modern Handgun Excellent overall, retains 99% plus original finish with a few light handling marks. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311664

Collector's Lot of Two Savage Semi-Automatic Pistols

Collector's Lot of Two Savage Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) Rare Savage Model 1915 Hammerless Semi-Automatic PistolCollector's Lot of Two Savage Semi-Automatic Pistols -A) Rare Savage Model 1915 Hammerless Semi-Automatic PistolManufactured between 1915 and 1917. The Model 1915 hammerless is the rarest of the regular production Savage semi-automatic pistols with approximately 6,500 manufactured in .32 automatic. Fixed sights, "SAVAGE" marked on the left side of the frame, and two-line address/caliber/1905 patent date marking on top of the slide. Fitted with black checkered grips with the Savage Indian head trademark.Manufacture: Savage Arms Corporation Model: 1915BBL: 3 3/4 inch roundStock: Gauge: 32 autoFinish: blueGrips: hard rubberSerial Number: 134008Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Condition: Very fine. 85% plus original polished blue finish remains with some edge wear, small surface scratches, and traces of light spotting. The grips are fine with crisp checkering, some small dings, and a very small crack at the top of the left panel. Mechanically excellent.B) Savage Model 1907 Semi-Automatic PistolManufactured from 1907 to 1920 with fixed sights, two-line address/1905 patent date marking on top of the slide, external serrated hammer, casehardened smooth trigger and checkered hard rubber grips with the Savage Indian head trademark.Manufacture: Savage Arms Corporation Model: 1907BBL: 3 3/4 inch roundStock: Gauge: 32 autoFinish: blueGrips: hard rubberSerial Number: 64060Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Condition: Excellent. 90% plus original polished blue finish remains with some mild edge wear and small surface scratches. The grips are very fine with some small dings and mostly crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311423

Desirable Pre-Ban Heckler & Koch HK94 Semi-Automatic Carbine

Desirable Pre-Ban Heckler & Koch HK94 Semi-Automatic CarbineManufactured in 1987. Hooded post front sight and rotating four-position drum rear sight, an "0/1" trigger group, round smooth forearm, finger groove pistol grip, and skeletonized adjustable stock. Includes shipping box hand numbered (on the styrofoam end) to gun.Class: Modern Long Gun Excellent overall, retains 99% plus original finish with a few light handling marks. Mechanically excellent. The box is very fine with some minor wear and scattered handling/storage marks.


Lot#: 43311665

Colt Model 1900 Pistol w/Factory Letter

Colt Model 1900 Sight Safety Conversion Semi-Automatic Pistol with Factory LetterAccording to the included factory letter, this Model 1900 was part of a 5-piece shipment to the George Tritch Hardware Company of Denver, Colorado, on June 20, 1902. Blade front and factory fixed rear sights, with the forward-oriented serrations on the matching numbered slide which bears the two-line/two-block ""BROWNING'S PATENT"" markings on the left side and caliber markings on the right. Fitted with a niter blue trigger, casehardened spur hammer, nickel finished "1184" dated magazine and a pair of checkered Colt banner grips with Rampant Colt imprints.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Fine as converted by factory with 50% of the original blue finish, showing areas of gray patina, bright edge wear, and scattered scratches and handling marks. The grips are very good, with some dents and flat spots. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311424

Heckler & Koch HK91 Semi-Automatic Rifle with Zeiss Scope

Heckler & Koch HK91 Semi-Automatic Rifle with Zeiss ScopeManufactured in Germany in 1979 with standard markings and features in addition to a "SACO" import mark. Includes a Special Weapons Products soft case, two extra 20 round magazines, two extra 30 round magazines, and a Zeiss Diavari-DA 1.5-6x scope.Class: Modern Long Gun Excellent overall, retains 99% original finish with a few light handling marks. Mechanically excellent. The scope is also excellent with clear optics.


Lot#: 43311666

Excellent Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless Pistol

Excellent Colt Model 1908 Semi-Automatic Pocket Hammerless Pistol with BoxManufactured in 1932. Fixed sights, the two-line Colt address and patent dates on the left side of the slide ahead of the Rampant Colt, the caliber markings on the right, and the trigger guard marked "75" on the right and "1/VP" on the left. Finish is full blue, with a pair of checkered Colt medallion grips and a two-tone "CAL.380/COLT" magazine. A Colt "black box" is included, containing a "Special Instructions" pamphlet and an instruction sheet/parts list.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Excellent, with 98% plus original blue finish, showing some light handling marks and edge wear overall. The grips are also excellent, with some dings and verdigris buildup. The replacement box is worn, with more than one non-matching number on the underside and tearing/absence of the labels. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311425

Desirable Pre-Ban Heckler & Koch HK93 Semi-Automatic Rifle

Desirable Pre-Ban Heckler & Koch HK93 Semi-Automatic RifleManufactured in 1987 and imported through HK in Chantilly, Va. Standard markings and features. Includes leather sling and detachable German scope mount with a picatinny rail on top.Class: Modern Long Gun Excellent overall, retains 98% plus original finish with some scattered light handling marks and scratches. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311667

Pre-WWII Colt Government Model Pistol, 1921

Pre-World War II Colt Government Model Semi-Automatic PistolManufactured in 1921. Fixed sights, with the two line address and patent dates on the left side of the slide, "COLT/AUTOMATIC/CALIBRE .45" on the right, "W/VP" and "61" on the trigger guard, and "GOVERNMENT MODEL" on the frame. Long smooth trigger, wide checkered hammer, short grip safety, smooth mainspring housing, checkered grips, replacement unmarked two-tone pinned base magazine, and a "P" marked barrel with a polished chamber hood.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Very good, with 50% of the blue finish, mixed areas of artificial brown touch-ups overall, edge wear, and scattered spotting and handling marks. A small amount of pitting is present on the trigger guard and the front sides of the dust cover, as well as some takedown marks on the frame. The grips are fine, with some dents and dings. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311426

Heckler & Koch USC Semi-Automatic Carbine

Heckler & Koch USC Semi-Automatic CarbineManufactured in 2013 in Germany. This is a desirable H&K Universal Semi-Automatic Carbine (USC), which is a commercial version of the H&K Universal Machine Pistol (UMP). Standard markings with skeletonized fixed stock, all polymer outer frame with a steel bolt and barrel assembly, and ghost ring blade front and 2-leaf adjustable rear sights. Includes two extra magazines and a web sling.Class: Modern Long Gun Near new, with only the slightest handling marks. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311668

Excellent Colt Government Model Pistol, 1920 Manufacture

1920 Production Colt Government Model Semi-Automatic Pistol with Extra MagazineManufactured in 1920. Fixed sights with the two-line address and patent markings on the left side of the slide, and "COLT AUTOMATIC/CALIBRE .45" and the Rampant Colt on the right ahead of the ejection port. Marked "GOVERNMENT MODEL" above the serial number on the right side of the frame, with "W/VP" and "82" on the trigger guard. Later production replacement wide checkered hammer, short milled trigger, long grip safety and a later production replacement arched checkered mainspring housing. Fitted with checkered grips, two commercially marked two-tone magazines, and later blued barrel marked "P" on the underside.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Very fine as assembled (see above) with 95% of the original blue finish, showing some scattered scratches, dents and handling marks, along with a thin takedown line on the frame and some light edge wear. The grips are very fine, with some dents and dark spots. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311427

Cased 22 LR Caliber Conversion Kit for the Heckler & Koch G3

Cased 22 LR Caliber Conversion Kit for the Heckler & Koch G3 RifleDesigned as a drop-in unit to convert the German G3 rifle into a low cost training rifle for target practice. This kit consists of a bolt assembly, a barrel sleeve, and a pair of G3 magazines with 22 cal. magazine inserts. Matching serial numbers (399) on the barrel insert/chamber assembly and the bolt assembly, which is assembly dated 1980. These components, along with G3 cleaning kit, are contained in a green painted hardwood case.Class: Other Near new, with only the slightest handling marks. The case is very fine with some scattered handling/storage marks.


Lot#: 43311669

Fine Holland & Holland "Royal" .465 Side Lock Ejector Rifle

Finely Engraved Holland & Holland "Royal" Double Barrel Hand Detachable Rounded Action Side Lock Ejector Big Game RifleThe makers have kindly confirmed that this rifle was finished on December 8, 1913, for a Mr. Taylor. Blacked chopperlump barrels engraved with a band of foliage at each breech, respectively signed "HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 98. NEW BOND STREET, LONDON." and "WINNERS OF ALL THE "FIELD" RIFLE TRIALS, LONDON." on the tubes, and each struck on the underside with Sir Joseph Whitworth's fluid steel trademark. Concave rib fitted with a matted raised ramp mounted bead front sight with flip up moon sight. Matted raised quarter rib with rear sight of one fixed and two folding leaves graduated from "100" to "300" yards and each with platinum inlaid center line. Casehardened treble grip action with removable striker discs, engraved "CHARGE 75 GRAINS CORDITE .500/.465 CASE 3 1/4 INCHES", blued top lever engraved "ROYAL EJECTOR" and manual safety with gold inlaid "SAFE". Casehardened locks each with gold inlaid cocking indicator and signed "HOLLAND & HOLLAND". Casehardened trigger plate with double triggers, the front trigger checkered and articulated. Blued trigger guard and casehardened pistol grip cap with hinged trap cover, the trap containing a spare bead front sight element and two spare strikers. Well-figured 14 3/4 inch pistol grip stock including 3/4 inch ventilated rubber recoil pad. The stock with raised cheekpiece, checkered grip and checkered forearm. The forearm with Rigby type lever release. The underside of the butt with gold oval escutcheon engraved with the name of a later owner. Two blued iron sling mounts and best quality "Royal" scroll engraving throughout. Weight: 11 lbs. 7 oz., London nitro proof marks for 75 grs Cordite and 480 grs bullet.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Very fine overall. The barrels shows and old factory refurbished blue thinning down the length, markings softened, small dent to right edge of quarter rib. Action and locks retaining strong traces of original casehardened finish, with refinished trigger guard, engraving clear throughout. Slight traces of original bluing to top lever. Stock refinished and revarnished, some chips to edges of forearm, numerous marks and bruises overall. Mechanically sound. A true 105 year old icon that was used but cherished and well cared for. Provenance: Robert M. Lee Collection.


Lot#: 43311428

Factory Engraved Walther/Interarms PP Semi-Automatic Pistol with

Factory Engraved Walther/Interarms PP Semi-Automatic Pistol with BoxManufactured in 1970. Standard fixed blade and notch sights, 60 degree decocking safety, Walther banner and two-line address on left side of slide, standard proofs and "70" proof date on the chamber, and serrated ring hammer. The frame, barrel, and slide feature 85% coverage in fine scroll engraving with punch dot backgrounds. With original "snake skin" style box and matching engraved extra magazine. Consecutively serialized with lots 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, and 1918.Class: Modern Handgun Excellent overall. 99% plus original blue finish remains with a few light handling marks and sharp checkering on the grips. Mechanically excellent. Box is fine with corner and edge wear.


Lot#: 43311429

Factory Engraved Walther/Interarms PP Semi-Automatic Pistol with

Factory Engraved Walther/Interarms PP Semi-Automatic Pistol with BoxManufactured in 1970. Standard fixed blade and notch sights, 60 degree decocking safety, Walther banner and two-line address on left side of slide, standard proofs and "70" proof date on the chamber, and serrated ring hammer. The frame, barrel, and slide feature 85% coverage in fine scroll engraving with punch dot backgrounds. With original "snake skin" style box, and matching engraved extra magazine. Consecutively serialized with lots 1913, 1915, 1916, 1917, and 1918.Class: Modern Handgun Excellent overall. 99% plus original blue finish remains with a few light handling marks and sharp checkering on the grips. Mechanically excellent. Box is very fine with some corner and edge wear.


Lot#: 43311670

Engraved J. Lejeune & Fauve Liege Side by Side Box Lock Rifle wi

Engraved J. Lejeune & Fauve Liege Side by Side Box Lock Rifle with CaseThis engraved J. Lejeune & Fauve side by side box lock rifle in .35 Winchester caliber. J. Lejeune & Fauve was a Liege company registered with the proof house from 1914 to 1925. This rifle has a silver beaded blade front sight and a folding leaf rear sight on a solid matte barrel rib. The right barrel is marked "J. LEJEUNE FAUVE" and the left barrel is marked "ARMES LIEGE". The barrels have ejectors and are marked on the underside with Liege ELG, PV surmounted of a stylized lion, star/P, and crown/R proofs. The blued box lock action features a fine English rose bouquet and scroll engraving with "J. LEJEUNE FAUVE/ARMES LIEGE" marked on the underside and the top of the action is matted. The English scroll engraving extends to the blued forearm hardware, trigger guard, and break lever. Double triggers and fluke shaped engraved tang safety with "S" in gold. Mounted with European walnut round knob pistol grip stock with checkered forearm and grip area, sling swivels, and checkered bare butt. Length of pull is 14 1/2". Complete with a canvas bound combination lock takedown case lined with green felt and two sealed boxes of Kynoch .35 Winchester cartridges (5/5).Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Excellent as refurbished. The barrels retain 95% of the thinning blue finish with limited minor spotting and a few minor scratches. The remaining metal surfaces retains 97% of the blue finish with some scattered minor wear. The wood has a couple minor handling marks with crisp freshened checkering. Case is excellent.


Lot#: 43311671

Bentley & Playfair Rifle

Engraved Bentley & Playfair 375 Express Double Rifle with Unique DocumentationRamped beaded blade front and fixed single leaf rear sight, standard markings and proofs on the flats, and single large extractor. The receiver is engraved with fine floral scroll designs with "crown/V" proofs, dual triggers, and tang mounted safety. Checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with raised cheekpiece, contrasting wood grip cap, initial oval marked "Tad" and solid rubber recoil pad. The included documents signed by LTC. Joseph F. Gregory (Retired) state the rifle was presented to him by a General Loan, Director General, National Police Republic of Vietnam, in 1968 as a token of their appreciation for his efforts as Senior Weapons Advisor U.S. Department of State, during the 1968 Tet Offensive. Stock measurements are: drop at comb 1 1/2 inches; drop at heel 1 7/8 inches; length of pull 13 3/4 inches.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Good. Most of the refinished blue remains with very light markings (due to heavy buffing), handling marks throughout, rounded edges, and pitting visible under the blue. The refinished wood is also good with crisp recut checkering and small dings. Mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43311430

Factory Engraved Walther/Interarms PP Semi-Automatic Pistol with

Factory Engraved Walther/Interarms PP Semi-Automatic Pistol with BoxManufactured in 1970. Standard fixed blade and notch sights, 60 degree decocking safety, Walther banner and two-line address on left side of slide, standard proofs and "70" proof date on the chamber, and serrated ring hammer. The frame, barrel, and slide feature 85% coverage in fine scroll engraving with punch dot backgrounds. Includes a replacement "snake skin" style box and matching engraved extra magazine. Consecutively serialized with lots 1913, 1914, 1916, 1917, and 1918.Class: Modern Handgun Excellent overall. 99% plus original blue finish remains with a few light handling marks and sharp checkering on the grips. Mechanically excellent. Box is very good with some corner and edge wear.


Lot#: 43311672

Factory Engraved Simson Over/Under Combination Gun

Factory Engraved Simson Over/Under Combination GunManufactured in 1954. Beaded blade front and flip up notch rear sights, 2 3/4 inch chamber, full choke, standard markings and proofs and "854" proof date. Fully engraved receiver with game bird and water fowl scenes on the sides and a very nice roe deer on the underside. The balance is engraved with fine scroll designs and fancy line work With dual triggers (front is set trigger) and tang mounted safety. Checkered three-piece forearm and pistol grip stock with plastic grip cap, raised cheekpiece, serrated buttplate, and leather sling. Barrel and stock measurements are: bore diameter at 9 inches from breech .672 inch; minimum wall thickness .039 inch; drop at comb 1 3/8 inches; drop at heel 2 1/8 inches; length of pull 14 1/4 inches.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Fine. 95% original blue finish remains with some areas of light edge wear, handling marks throughout, and small nicks and dings. The receiver has some small patches of red oxidation and light spotting with sharp engraving. The wood is fine with crisp checkering, numerous small dings, and some wear at the tip of the comb. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311431

Factory Engraved Walther/Interarms PP Semi-Automatic Pistol with

Factory Engraved Walther/Interarms PP Semi-Automatic Pistol with BoxManufactured in 1970. Standard fixed blade and notch sights, 60 degree decocking safety, Walther banner and two-line address on left side of slide, standard proofs and "70" proof date on the chamber, and serrated ring hammer. The frame, barrel, and slide feature 85% coverage in fine scroll engraving with punch dot backgrounds. Includes a replacement "snake skin" style box and engraved extra magazine. Consecutively serialized with lots 1913, 1914, 1915, 1917, and 1918.Class: Modern Handgun Excellent overall. 99% plus original blue finish remains with some light handling marks and sharp checkering on the grips. Mechanically excellent. The box is very good with corner and edge wear.


Lot#: 43311673

Spain - side by side

Consecutively Numbered Engraved Matched Pair of Union Armera Denton & Kennel Auto Opener Double Barrel Shotguns -A) Union Armera Denton & Kennel Double Barrel ShotgunConsecutively Numbered Engraved Matched Pair of Union Armera Denton & Kennel Auto Opener Double Barrel Shotguns -A) Union Armera Denton & Kennel Double Barrel ShotgunThis fine matched pair features single bead sights on smooth concave ribs marked "DENTON & KENNEL BY UNION ARMERA" with a gold inlaid "1" and "2" on each gun respectively. With 2 3/4 inch chambers, automatic ejectors, auto opening action, and improved cylinder/improved modified chokes. The receiver and hand detachable locks feature flourishes of fine scroll engraving with "DENTON & KENNEL" marked on each lock. With dual triggers and tang mounted safeties. Checkered splinter forearm with engraved fittings and straight grip stock with blank initial ovals, and skip-line checkered bare butts. "A" gun barrel and stock measurements are: bore diameter at 9 inches from breech .724/.724 inch; minimum wall thickness .038/.038 inch; drop at comb 1 5/8 inches; drop at heel 2 1/2 inches; length of pull 14 7/8 inches. Consecutively numbered to gun "B" of this lot.Manufacture: SpainModel: side by sideBBL: 27 7/8 inch solid ribStock: walnutGauge: 12Finish: blue/coinGrips: Serial Number: 28286Class: Modern Long Gun Condition: Fine. 95% original blue finish remains on the barrels with scattered light surface scratches, some light freckling, and some mild edge wear on the trigger guard. The wood is very good with handling marks throughout, small dings, numerous dents around the butt edge, and a small chip in the forearm. Mechanically excellent.B) Union Armera Denton & Kennel Double Barrel ShotgunAs described in "A". Barrel and stock measurements are: 2 3/4 inch chambers; improved cylinder/full chokes; bore diameter at 9 inches from breech .725/.725 inch; minimum wall thickness .037/.037 inch; drop at comb 1 1/2 inches; drop at heel 2 1/4 inches; length of pull 14 7/8 inches. Consecutively numbered to gun "A" of this lot.Manufacture: GrullaModel: SidelockBBL: 27 7/8 inch solid ribStock: walnutGauge: 12Finish: blue/coinGrips: Serial Number: 28287Class: Modern Long Gun Condition: Fine. 95% original blue finish remains on the barrels with some muzzle wear, light surfaces scratches, and handling marks. The wood is good with 3 inch visible cracks on either side of the wrist, well defined crisp checkering, and some small dings. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311432

Factory Engraved Chrome Plated Walther/Interarms PP

Factory Engraved Chrome Plated Walther/Interarms PP Semi-Automatic Pistol with BoxManufactured in 1969. Standard fixed blade and notch sights, 60 degree decocking safety, Walther banner and two-line address on left side of slide, standard proofs and "69" proof date on the chamber, and serrated ring hammer. The pistol features a full chrome plated finish, including the magazine. The frame, barrel, and slide feature 85% coverage in fine scroll engraving with punch dot backgrounds. With original "snake skin" style box, extra matching engraved and chrome plated magazine, and cleaning rod. Consecutively serialized with lots 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, and 1918.Class: Modern Handgun Excellent overall. 99% plus original bright chrome plated finish remains with only light handling marks and sharp checkering on the grips. Mechanically excellent. Box is fine with partially missing end label and corner and edge wear.


Lot#: 43311674

Spain - side by side

Factory Engraved Consecutively Numbered Matched Game Bird Set of Arturo Fernandez Side lock Double Barrel Shotguns with Case -A) Arturo Fernandez Double Barrel Shotgun Number 1 of SetFactory Engraved Consecutively Numbered Matched Game Bird Set of Arturo Fernandez Side lock Double Barrel Shotguns with Case -A) Arturo Fernandez Double Barrel Shotgun Number 1 of SetThis very fine cased matched pair features single bead sights on smooth concave ribs, standard maker's mark on the right barrel, "ESPECIALLY MADE FOR T.A. DARNALL" on the left, standard markings and Spanish proofs on the flats, automatic ejectors, and side clips at the breech. The tops of the ribs are marked with "1" and "2" respectively, as are the break levers. The receiver and lock plates have full coverage fine floral engraving with "ARTURO/FERNANDEZ/MADRID" in banners, hand detachable locks, gold lined cocking indicators, dual gold washed triggers, and automatic tang safety. Checkered splinter forearm with engraved fittings and straight grip stock with checkered bare butt. Barrel and stock measurements for gun "1" are: 3 inch chambers; improved cylinder/improved modified chokes; bore diameter at 9 inches from breech .731/.731 inch; minimum wall thickness .029/.029 inch; drop at comb 1 1/2 inches; drop at heel 2 1/2 inches; length of pull 14 1/2 inches. With unmarked leather bound takedown case with cleaning tools.Manufacture: Arturo FernandezModel: Double BarrelBBL: 28 inch solid ribStock: walnutGauge: 12Finish: blue/coinGrips: Serial Number: 4550Class: Modern Long Gun Condition: Excellent. 99% original blue finish remains with some small dings on the rib and mild handling marks. The wood is also excellent with crisp checkering and some small dings on the butt. Mechanically excellent. Case is very good with some scuffs and storage marks.B) Arturo Fernandez Double Barrel ShotgunAs described in "A". Barrel and stock measurements are: 2 3/4 inch chambers; modified/improved modified chokes; .735/.735 inch bore diameter at 9 inches from breech; .027/.027 inch minimum wall thickness; 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 3/8 inch drop at heel; 14 1/2 inch length of pull.Manufacture: Arturo FernandezModel: Double BarrelBBL: 28 inch solid ribStock: walnutGauge: 12Finish: blue/coinGrips: Serial Number: 4551Class: Modern Long Gun Condition: Excellent overall. 99% original finish remains with a few small handling marks, very slight nick on the left barrel, crisp checkering, and some small dings on the wood. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311433

Factory Engraved Chrome Plated Walther/Interarms PP

Factory Engraved Chrome Plated Walther/Interarms PP Semi-Automatic Pistol with BoxManufactured in 1969. Standard fixed blade and notch sights, 60 degree decocking safety, Walther banner and two-line address on left side of slide, standard proofs and "69" proof date on the chamber, and serrated ring hammer. The pistol features a full chrome plated finish, including the magazine. The frame, barrel, and slide feature 85% coverage in fine scroll engraving with punch dot backgrounds. With original "snake skin" style box, extra matching engraved and chrome plated magazine, and cleaning rod. Consecutively serialized with lots 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, and 1917.Class: Modern Handgun Near new in box with 99% plus original bright chrome finish remains with crisp engraving and sharp checkering on the grips. Mechanically excellent. Box is very fine with some corner and edge wear.


Lot#: 43311675

Factory Engraved Darne R11 Sliding Breech Double Barrel 28 Gauge

Factory Engraved Darne R11 Sliding Breech Double Barrel 28 Gauge ShotgunSingle bead sight on the recessed, matte rib with 2 3/4 inch chambers, single extractor, improved cylinder/modified chokes and "FIREARMS CENTER INC/VICTORIA TEXAS/MADE IN FRANCE" marking on the barrels. Standard proofs on the receiver and barrels with flourishes of light scroll engraving on the breechblock, receiver and trigger guard. Checkered forearm and straight grip stock with a smooth plastic buttplate. Barrel and stock measurements are: bore diameter at 9 inches from breech .551/.551 inch; minimum wall thickness .040/.040 inch; drop at comb 1 1/2 inches; drop at heel 2 3/8 inches; length of pull 14 3/8 inches.Class: Modern Long Gun Excellent. 99% original blue and vibrant casehardened finish remains with mostly light handling and cycling marks. The wood is also excellent with sharp checkering and a few small scratches and dings. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311434

Factory Engraved Silver Plated Walther/Interarms PP

Factory Engraved Silver Plated Walther/Interarms PP Semi-Automatic Pistol with BoxStandard fixed blade and notch sights, Walther banner and two line address on left side of slide, standard proofs and "69" proof date on the chamber, and 60 degree decocking safety. The pistol features an overall silver plated finish including the magazine and grip screw with full coverage fine scroll engraving with punch dot backgrounds. With original "snake skin" style box, extra silver plated magazine, and cleaning rod.Class: Modern Handgun Excellent. 99% original bright silver plated finish remains with some areas showing some dark tarnish. The grips are also excellent with sharp checkering and some light handling marks. Mechanically excellent. Box is fine with some staining on the label and corner and edge wear.


Lot#: 43311676

Fine Early J. Purdey & Sons Over-And-Under Side Lock Shotgun

Rare & Early Production Engraved J. Purdey & Sons "Woodward" Over/Under Large Scroll Single Trigger Side Lock Ejector ShotgunThe makers have kindly confirmed that this gun was completed in May 1952 and appears to be the 7th Purdey over-and-under completed on the Woodward action and almost certainly the first 20-bore. It was originally ordered by Donald S. Hopkins, a long standing Purdey customer, although he may not actually have taken possession as it is noted in the records that the gun was in front shop stock as of 16 November 1953. In February 1956 the original record was recorded to show that the gun was sold to a Charles P. Zaroul with a blank escutcheon covering the gold D.S.H. initials that had been inset in the stock. Matted rib bearing two red bead sights, the upper barrel engraved with a band of foliage at the breech and signed on the left side "J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. ENGLAND.". Casehardened flat sided rounded action with blued hold open top lever, automatic safety with gold inlaid "SAFE", and signed on the underside "J. PURDEY & SONS. LONDON. ENGLAND". Casehardened locks each signed "J. PURDEY & SONS" and with cocking indicator, blued and bright pins and gilded lock work. Blued trigger plate with gilded single trigger and blued rolled edge trigger guard. Well figured 14 3/16 inch stock including 1/2 inch leather covered recoil pad, with checkered grip and forearm. The underside of the stock with gold escutcheon engraved with the initials "A.D.L.". Best quality scroll engraving throughout, the top of the action chiselled with acanthus foliage. Weight: 6 lbs. 6 oz., 2 3/4 inch chambers, bored approx. 3/4 and 3/8 choke, barrel dimensions: upper proved at 20, measuring .618, minimum wall thickness 30; lower proved at 20, measuring .618, minimum wall thickness 30. In Abercrombie & Fitch fitted leather case lined in burgundy baize, the lid named "ARTHUR D. LEIDESDORF 125 PARK AVE. NEW YORK CITY" and embossed "PURDEY 20 GA. OVER & UNDER NO. 26150". Although not noted in the records, it is possible that this gun was engraved by Harry Kell.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Excellent overall. Barrels show a period factory refurbished finish with only the slightest collector type handling marks overall. The signature and engraved ornament is clear. The action and locks retain 98% original, deep and rich casehardened finish, engraving remains sharp crisp and clear. Stock refinished, slight storage and handling marking, checkering crisp. Mechanically excellent. Overall a wonderful, historic and highly desirable example of a J. Purdey & Sons "Woodward" 20 bore over/under. Provenance: Robert M. Lee Collection.


Lot#: 43311435

Walther - PPK S

Excellent Factory Engraved Silver Plated Walther/Interarms PPK/S Semi-Automatic .22 Pistol with Original BoxManufactured in 1970. Standard fixed blade and notch sights, Walther banner and two-line address on left side of the slide, standard German proofs and "70" proof date on the barrel chamber, 60 degree decocking safety, and serrated ring hammer. The pistol features an overall silver plated finish, including the magazine and grip screw with full coverage fine oak leaf and scroll engraving. With original box and extra matching silver plated and engraved magazine. Consecutively numbered to the next lot.Class: Modern Handgun Excellent. 99% original silver plated finish remains with areas of dark tarnished surface patina and mild handling marks. The grips are also excellent with sharp checkering. Mechanically excellent. Box is good with corner and edge wear and partially separated internal partition.


Lot#: 43311677

Roberts & Son, J - SxS

Signed, Engraved, and Gold Inlaid J. Roberts & Son Double Barrel Shotgun with CaseThis is a beautiful example of an engraved and gold inlaid J. Roberts & Son shotgun engraved by Master Engraver Ken Hunt. Hunt, who apprenticed under Harry Kell in the 1950s, was known by some as the "Godfather" of gun engraving. During his career, he engraved 2,666 guns for high quality makers such as Purdey, Holland & Holland and J. Roberts & Son. Hunt was very influential on many other engravers in the early years. Hunt retired in 2011. Blue barrels, break lever, forearm knuckle and trigger guard and casehardened remaining metal surfaces. Single brass bead sight on the smooth concave solid rib with a one inch wedge of fine English scroll engraving on the breech end. The trop of the right barrel near the breech is gold inlaid "J. ROBERTS & SON" and gold inlaid "5, KING ST., LONDON, W.C.2." on the left. 2 3/4 inch chambers, choked improved modified/improved modified with ejectors. The frame, break lever, side plates, trigger guard/lower tang and forearm hardware are engraved with fine English scroll designs. In addition, the left side plate has three gold inlaid quail in a field scene which also has gold inlaid highlights, the right side plate has three gold inlaid ducks in a marsh scene, also with gold inlaid highlights and the underside of the frame has a gold inlaid grouse in a wooded scene. Each side is gold inlaid "J. ROBERTS & SON", and each side plate is signed "K.C. HUNT". The serial number is gold inlaid on the lower tang, and the matching number is marked on the water table and inside of the forearm hardware. The barrel flats are marked with a Nitro proof mark, ".550"", "28" in a diamond, "2 3/4", "3 1/4 TONS". The water table is marked with a "crown/GP" proof mark and "J.R&S". Double triggers, tang mounted manual safety with gold "SAFE", and mounted with a nicely figured multi-point checkered walnut forearm and straight grip stock with teardrop flats, checkered bare butt and "RA" inscribed gold initial oval. Bore diameter is .550/.550, and the wall thickness is .045/.045. Drop at the heel is 1 7/8 inches, drop at the comb is 1 1/2 inches, and the length of pull is 14 3/4 inches. Weight is 5 lbs.. 14 oz. Comes with a hard leather takedown case with leather corner protectors, straps, and handle and wine colored velvet interior with J. Roberts & Son label affixed to the inside of the lid. In the case are two nickel snap caps, a nickel oiler, both J. Roberts & Son marked, a two piece wooden cleaning rod and a leather pouch containing cleaning rod attachments.Class: Modern Long Gun Excellent overall with 99% original blue finish and 100% case colors remaining. There is a small scuff on the underside of the right barrel and a few small minor scratches on the underside of the barrel rib under the forearm. All of the gold inlay remains. The wood shows a few minor dents and handling marks and very crisp checkering. The engraving is sharp. Mechanically excellent. The case is very good with a few light handling marks on the exterior, some tears/wear form the barrel lugs and some overall minor contact wear on the lining.


Lot#: 43311436

Walther - PPK S

Factory Engraved Silver Plated Walther/Interarms PPK/S Semi-Automatic Pistol with Original BoxManufactured in 1970. Standard fixed blade and notch sights, Walther banner and two-line address on left side of the slide, standard German proofs and "70" proof date on the barrel chamber, 60 degree decocking safety, and serrated ring hammer. The pistol features an overall silver plated finish, including the magazine and grip screw with full coverage fine oak leaf and scroll engraving. With white checkered Walther banner American Eagle grips. With original box, extra matching silver plated and engraved magazine, and cleaning rod. Consecutively numbered to the previous lot.Class: Modern Handgun Excellent. 98% plus of the original silver plated finish remains with areas of dark tarnish, small handling marks, and light surface scratches. The grips are also excellent with sharp checkering. Mechanically excellent. Box is very good with corner and edge wear.


Lot#: 43311678

Purdey J & Sons Ltd - SxS

Desirable Finely Engraved J. Purdey & Sons Self Opening Double Barrel Shotgun with Ejectors and IndicatorsSingle bead sight on the smooth concave rib marked "J. PURDEY & SONs. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET . LONDON. MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID PRESSED STEEL", chopper lump barrels, 2 3/4 inch chambers, automatic ejectors, standard British proofs on the flats, and cylinder/improved modified chokes. The receiver and lock plates have full coverage fine Purdey rose and scroll engraving with the maker's marks on the locks and underside of the receiver, and lined cocking indicators. With a single non-selective trigger and automatic tang safety. Checkered splinter forearm with engraved fittings, Anson patent latch, and straight grip stock with blank silver initial oval and leather wrapped recoil pad. Barrel and stock measurements are: bore diameter at 9 inches from breech .740/.738 inch; minimum wall thickness .025/.025 inch; drop at comb 1 1/2 inches; drop at heel 2 inches; length of pull 14 1/4 inches.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Fine. 95% plus refinished blue remains with some small surface scratches, buffed light breech engraving, scattered dings, and some small blemishes under the bluing. The receiver and locks are bright with some light spotting. The reoiled wood is also fine with attractive grain, well defined recut checkering, small dings throughout, and mild wear on the pad. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311437

Walther - PPK S

Factory Engraved Walther/Interarms PPK/S Semi-Automatic .22 Pistol with Original BoxManufactured in 1972. Standard fixed blade and notch sights, Walther banner and two-line address on left side of the slide, standard German proofs and "72" proof date on the barrel chamber, 60 degree decocking safety, and serrated ring hammer. Features full coverage fine scroll engraving. With original box, extra matching engraved magazine, and cleaning rod.Class: Modern Handgun Near new in box. 99% original blue finish remains with light handling marks and sharp checkering on the grips. Mechanically excellent. Box is good with corner and edge wear, and light pressure damage on the lid.


Lot#: 43311679

Fine Kell Engraved J. Purdey & Sons Large Scroll Shotgun

Fine Harry Kell Engraved J. Purdey & Sons Large Scroll Single Trigger Self Opening Side Lock Ejector ShotgunThe makers have kindly confirmed that this gun was completed in November 1951 for Donald S. Hopkins, a long term Purdey customer from the 1940s until the 1970s. The records confirm that this gun was fitted with 28 inch barrels, was engraved by Kell and has gilded lockwork. The larger of the two buffalo heads hanging in the front shop at Audley House was shot by Hopkins. With blacked chopperlump barrels respectively signed "J. PURDEY & SONS." and "AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. ENGLAND." and engraved with a band of foliage at each breech. Matted raised rib fitted with two white bead sights. Casehardened side clipped treble grip action with blued removable striker discs, blued top lever and blued automatic safety with gold inlaid "SAFE". Casehardened locks each signed "J. PURDEY & SONS" and with bright pins, cocking indicator and gilded lock work. Blued trigger plate with gilded trigger and blued rolled edge trigger guard. Figured 14 1/4 inch stock including 3/4 inch rubber recoil pad with checkered grip and beaver tail forearm. The underside of the stock with gold escutcheon engraved with the initials "A.D.L." Best quality large scroll engraving throughout, the fences chiselled with acanthus foliage. Weight: 6 lbs. 5 oz., 2 3/4 inch chambers, bored approx. 3/8 and 7/8 choke, barrel dimensions: right proved at 20, measuring .617, minimum wall thickness 27; left proved at 20, measuring .617, minimum wall thickness 26. In brass cornered oak and leather fitted case lined in burgundy baize, the lid with Purdey gilt leather trade label, and with accessories including nickel plated oil bottle, nickel plated Purdey snap caps, and various turnscrews and striker disc tools. The exterior of the lid named to "ARTHUR D. LEIDESDORF 125 PARK AVE. N.Y.C." and "20 GA. PURDEY No. 26189".Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Excellent. The barrels show a period factory refurbished blue. The action and locks are excellent retaining much of their strong, vibrant and deep original casehardened finish with later lacquered finish, engraving and chiselling crisp. Top lever and trigger guard each with much original blued finish. Stock with minor storage and handling blemishes, checkering crisp. Beaver tail forearm appears to be a replacement. Mechanically excellent. Provenance: Robert M. Lee Collection.


Lot#: 43311438

Walther/Interarms PPK/S Semi-Automatic Pistol with Original Box

Walther/Interarms PPK/S Semi-Automatic Pistol with Original BoxManufactured in 1969. Fixed blade and notch sights, standard markings on the slide and frame, 60 degree decocking safety, standard proofs and "69" proof date on the barrel chamber, and a serrated ring hammer. With finger extension base magazine. Includes unusual PP relabeled to PPK/S original box, original test target, extra flat base magazine, and cleaning rod.Class: Modern Handgun Excellent overall. 98% plus original blue finish remains with a few spots of dark rust corrosion on rear grip strap, mostly light handling marks, and sharp checkering on the grips. Mechanically excellent. Box is very good with a visible deformation on the lower portion, and corner and edge wear.


Lot#: 43311439

Excellent Engraved Walther P.38 Pistol w/Ex. Mag, Case

Excellent Factory Engraved Walther P-38 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Extra Magazine and CaseDated "69" on the frame and marked for Interarms on the slide, with fine oak leaf and geometric engraving overall, but most dense on the slide and frame. Both included magazines are finished to match the pistol. With a blue leatherette Walther case.Class: Modern Handgun Excellent, with 99% of the original chrome plated finish, showing some light spotting and handling marks overall. The grips are equally excellent, and the case shows some light scuffs and stains. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311680

Factory Engraved Watson Bros. Double Barrel Shotgun

Factory Engraved Watson Bros. Double Barrel ShotgunSingle bead sight on the smooth concave rib with "WATSON BROS. GUNMAKERS/13 PALL MALL. LONDON" marked on the barrels, 2 1/2 inch chambers with ejectors, standard proofs on the flats, and full chokes. There is a small importer mark on the underside of the barrel rib at the muzzle. The receiver and locks have light border engraving with fine gold inlaid Watson Bros. makers marks, dual triggers, and automatic sliding tang safety. Checkered forearm with engraved fittings and Anson latch and a straight grip stock with tear drop flats, blank initial oval, and added checkered walnut butt. Barrel and stock measurements are: bore diameter at 9 inches from breech .741/.739 inch; minimum wall thickness .030/.030 inch; drop at comb 1 3/8 inches; drop at heel 1 7/8 inches; length of pull 15 5/8 inches.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Fine. 95% original blue finish remains on the barrels with some light edge wear, traces of an old coat of protective varnish, and small importer marking on the underside of the rib near the muzzle. The receiver and locks have 45% original case colors with the balance a smooth brown patina with traces of light spotting. The wood is also fine with moderately worn, though well defined checkering, small dings overall, and the mentioned added butt section. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311681

Lancaster Charles - SXS

Factory Engraved Charles Lancaster Self Opener Side Lock Ejector Double Barrel ShotgunSingle bead sight on the smooth concave rib, 3 inch chambers, automatic ejectors, gold inlaid "2" at the breech end of the barrel rib, and improved cylinder/modified chokes. The barrel rib is marked "CHARLES LANCASTER 11 PANTON St. HAYMARKET LONDON 2 PIECE EJECTOR" with standard proofs on the flats. There is a small importer mark on the underside of the barrel rib at the muzzle. The receiver and lock plates feature full coverage fine scroll engraving with decorative borders and maker's marks. With a single non-selective trigger, "SINGLE TRIGGER/PATENT" marked trigger plate, and automatic sliding tang safety. Checkered forearm with engraved fittings, and pistol grip stock with blank initial oval and checkered bare butt. Barrel and stock measurements are: bore diameter at 9 inches from breech .742/.738 inch; minimum wall thickness .024/.026 inch; drop at comb 1 5/8 inches; drop at heel 2 1/4 inches; length of pull 14 1/4 inches.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Fine. The professionally refinished barrels have 98% of the polished deep blue finish with some light edge wear, slightly light markings, and some traces of light pitting under the forearm. The receiver and locks have an overall bright patina with well-defined engraving and markings and mild handling marks overall. The wood is also fine with well-defined checkering, small bruises and dings, and some small chips around the lower tang. Mechanically very good.


Lot#: 43311440

Factory Engraved Walther/Interarms PP Semi-Automatic Pistol with

Factory Engraved Walther/Interarms PP Semi-Automatic Pistol with BoxManufactured in 1970. Standard fixed blade and notch sights, 60 degree decocking safety, Walther banner and two-line address on left side of slide, standard proofs and "70" proof date on the chamber, and serrated ring hammer. The frame, barrel, and slide feature 85% coverage in fine scroll engraving with punch dot backgrounds. With original "snake skin" style box, matching engraved extra magazine, and cleaning rod.Class: Modern Handgun Excellent overall. 99% plus original blue finish remains with some light handling marks and sharp checkering on the grips. Mechanically excellent. Box is fine with some corner and edge wear.


Lot#: 43311682

Cogswell & Harrison - Side by Side

Finely Engraved Cogswell & Harrison Konor Model Double Barrel Shotgun with EjectorsSingle bead sight on the smooth concave rib marked "COGSWELL & HARRISON Ltd. 168 PICADILLY. LONDON, W.1." With 2 3/4 inch chambers, ejectors, standard British proofs on the barrel flats and water table, and modified/improved modified chokes. The receiver and false side plates feature near full coverage fine English floral and scroll engraving with the Cogswell & Harrison maker's mark on either side. The trigger plate is also engraved and inscribed "KONOR" with gold wire inlay. With dual triggers and tang mounted safety. Checkered splinter forearm with Anson patent latch and engraved fittings and straight grip stock with a blank initial oval and checkered bare butt. Barrel and stock measurements are: bore diameter at 9 inches from breech .730/.730 inch; minimum wall thickness .035/.035 inch; drop at comb 1 3/8 inches; drop at heel 2 1/8 inches; length of pull 14 1/4 inches. With canvas and leather takedown soft case.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Fine. 75% of the refinished blue finish remains with areas of edge wear and small surface scratches and handling marks mostly on the trigger guard and tangs. The receiver and side plates are mostly a smooth gray patina with traces of muted case colors and some light spotting. The wood is also fine with freshened checkering, some small pressure dents, and refinished rubbed oil finish. Mechanically excellent. Case is fine with some discoloration and age cracking on the leather.


Lot#: 43311441

Walther PPK Semi-Automatic Pistol with Original Box

Walther PPK Semi-Automatic Pistol with Original BoxStandard fixed blade and notch sights, Walther banner and two-line address on the left side of the slide, standard proofs and "67" proof date on the barrel chamber, 60 degree safety/decocker, serrated ring hammer, and smooth trigger. With original box and extra flat base magazine.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Excellent. 97% plus original blue finish remains with mostly light handling marks, and some spotting on either side of the slide near the muzzle. Grips are also excellent with crisp checkering, and small dings. Mechanically excellent. Box is fine with corner and edge wear.


Lot#: 43311683

Factory Engraved B. Jenkinson Double Barrel 20 Gauge Shotgun

Factory Engraved B. Jenkinson Double Barrel 20 Gauge Shotgun with CaseManufactured by G&S Holloway of Birmingham, England. Single bead sight on the smooth concave rib, 2 3/4 inch chambers, ejectors, standard markings and proofs on the flats, and improved cylinder/modified chokes. The receiver is engraved with fine flowing floral and scroll patterns with "B. JENKINSON" marked on the sides, dual triggers, and tang mounted safety. Checkered splinter forearm with Anson style latch, engraved fittings, straight grip stock with "C.H.E. Jr." marked initial oval, and serrated butt. Barrel and stock measurements are: bore diameter at 9 inches from breech .613/.613 inch; minimum wall thickness .043/.043 inch; drop at comb 1 1/4 inches; drop at heel 2 1/4 inches; length of pull 14 1/2 inches. With leather bound takedown case marked " C.H. Erhart, Jr." on the lid. Charles H. Erhart Jr. was the President and Chief Administrative Officer for W.R. Grace & Co. an American chemical conglomerate.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Fine. 70% original blue finish remains on the barrels with sizable patches of gray patina, small scratches, and muzzle and edge wear. The receiver has a mostly gray patina with original muted case colors in the protected areas, sharp engraving, and some light spotting and dings along the edges. The wood is also fine with numerous small dings and bruises and mildly worn checkering. Mechanically excellent. Case is fair with numerous scuffs and scrapes on the exterior and wear on the handle and straps.


Lot#: 43311442

Walther/Interarms P.38/II Semi-Automatic Pistol with Box

Walther/Interarms P.38/II Semi-Automatic Pistol with BoxManufactured in 1969. Fixed blade and notch sights, standard slide markings, "69" proof date on left side of trigger guard, and 60 degree decocking safety. With original box, extra magazine, and cleaning rod.Class: Modern Handgun Excellent overall. 99% plus original matte blue finish remains with some light handling marks, and sharp checkering on the grips. Mechanically excellent. Box is very good with some corner and edge wear.


Lot#: 43311200

Patek, Philippe & Co. 18 Karat Gold Pocket Watch

Exceptional Patek Philippe & Co. 18 Karat Gold Pocket Watch with Chicago Retailer Marked DialThis pocket watch was made by Patek, Philippe & Co. in Geneva, Switzerland for N. Matson & Co. of Chicago, Illinois. N. Matson & Co. was a seller of fine wares in Chicago around the turn of the century, and this watch is no exception. The case is smooth 18 karat gold and numbered "67532" on the interior of the outer lid, and marked "No67532/Made for/N. Matson & Co./Chicago/BY/PATEK, PHILIPPE & Co./GENEVA" on the outside of the inner lid. The white enamel dial showing Arabic hour and second markers. The dial is also marked "N. Matson & Co./Chicago". It features a single chronograph. The hands are finely shaped and gold washed. The movement is marked "PATEK, PHILIPPE & Co./No. 67532/GENEVA" and is approximately 20 jewels based on similar watches from the same manufacturer.Class: Other Very fine, with numerous light scratches consistent with cleaning and use. There are a few light dings and a small chip in the dial near the chronograph. Appears to be mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311684

Daly Charles - Diamond Grade

Antique Factory Engraved Prussian Charles Daly/Lindner Diamond Grade Double Barrel ShotgunOne of the highest grade shotguns offered by the Charles Daly firm and manufactured by one of the most sought after names in the Charles Daly line. Single bead sight on the matte concave rib marked "CHARLES DALY EXTRA FINE DAMASCUS BARRELS DIAMOND QUALITY", 2 3/4 inch chambers, automatic ejectors, and cylinder chokes. The barrel flats are marked with only the serial number "248" and the early Lindner maker's mark of "crown/crossed pistols". No other proofs are present on the water table. The receiver has full coverage fine floral and scroll engraving with "CHARLES DALY" banners on the sides and highly detailed animal scenes of a retriever dog, two deer, and a flock of birds on the underside and trigger guard. With dual triggers and automatic sliding tang safety. Checkered splinter forearm with engraved fittings, horn tip insert, and pistol grip stock with silver initial oval and checkered horn buttplate. Barrel and stock measurements are: bore diameter at 9 inches from breech .776/.760 inch; wall thickness at 9 inches from breech .073/.078 inch; drop at comb 1 3/4 inches; drop at heel 3 inches; length of pull 14 1/2 inches; excellent chime.Class: Antique Fine. The barrels have an overall mottled gray/brown patina with light Damascus pattern, areas of dark spotting, edge wear, and small scratches throughout. The receiver has an overall gray patina with traces of original case colors in the protected areas, highly detailed engraving, and some light spotting. The wood is fine as restored with crisp, freshened checkering, attractive figure, and some small dings. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311443

Factory Engraved Chrome Plated Walther/Interarms PP

Factory Engraved Chrome Plated Walther/Interarms PP Semi-Automatic Pistol with BoxManufactured in 1969. Standard fixed blade and notch sights, 60 degree decocking safety, Walther banner and two-line address on left side of slide, standard proofs and "69" proof date on the chamber, and serrated ring hammer. The pistol features a full chrome plated finish, including the magazine. The frame, barrel, and slide feature 85% coverage in fine oak leaf and scroll engraving with punch dot backgrounds. With original "snake skin" style box, extra matching engraved and chrome plated magazine, and cleaning rod.Class: Modern Handgun Near new in box. 99% plus original bright chrome plated finish remains with some light handling marks and sharp checkering on the grips. Mechanically excellent. Box is very fine with corner and edge wear.


Lot#: 43311201

Hamilton Gold Chronograph Pocket Watch

Historic Cased Hamilton Gold Chronograph Pocket Watch, Retirement Presentation Gift by Deere & Mansur Co. in 1929 to a B.F. AveryThe Deere & Mansur Company was located in Moline, Illinois, around the turn of the 19th century. The company made many innovations in the corn planting field, eventually developing one of the most innovative and successful corn planters of the time, the No. 999 Edge Drop Planter. Deere & Mansur Co. was absorbed into Deere & Company in 1911. This watch was a presentation gift to a B. F. Avery by the Deere & Mansur Company. Byron F. Avery appears to have been a long time employee of the company and may have played baseball for the factory team as well as for the Moline Regulars, his name showing up in the papers often as playing first base and pitching. He was also foreman of the shipping department at Deere & Mansur where in September of 1906 he had a box dropped on his hand which led to the amputation of one of his fingers. In 1909 Avery was elected President of the Deere & Mansur Company Employees Aid Association. Avery died in 1935, so it can be assumed this watch was presented to him upon retirement in 1929 after many years of loyal service to the company. The "HAMILTON" marked dial shows black enamel Arabic hour markers with small bright dots marking the minutes. The 17 jewel movement is marked "HAMILTON/WATCH CO./LANCASTER, PA." and numbered "3347605". The exterior of the dust cover bears the presentation message from Deere & Mansur Company to Avery on August 1, 1929. The interior of the back door of the case is marked "KEYSTONE/14K/10905" along with Keystone Co. logo and Hamilton Watch Company markings. Includes a Hamilton Watch Company case that is labeled for a different watch.Class: Other Very fine overall, with a few light scratches and handling marks. Case is excellent. Needs minor work on the mechanism.


Lot#: 43311685

Darne S A - SxS

Factory Engraved Darne P17 Sliding Breech Double Barrel ShotgunSingle bead sight on the concave matte rib with 2 3/4 inch chambers, standard French proofs and grade marking on the flats, single ejector, and improved cylinder/improved modified chokes. The barrels have wedges of light engraving around the chambers. The receiver and sliding breech has near full coverage fine scroll engraving as do the tangs and trigger guard. Checkered two piece straight grip stock with push button barrel release and solid rubber recoil pad. Barrel and stock measurements are: bore diameter at 9 inches from breech .721/.721 inch; minimum wall thickness .032/.032 inch; drop at comb 1 5/8 inches; drop at heel 2 1/8 inches; length of pull 15 inches.Class: Modern Long Gun Very good. 95% plus original blue finish remains with mostly small surface scratches. The receiver and breech has some areas of a spotty darker patina, sharp engraving and some surface pitting around the breech face. The wood is very good with small chips and dings along the forearm edges, hairline cracks behind the upper tang, and small dings throughout. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311444

Factory Engraved Silver Plated Walther/Interarms P.38 Semi-Auto

Factory Engraved Silver Plated Walther/Interarms P.38 Semi-Automatic Pistol with BoxManufactured in 1970. The pistol features a full silver plated finish, including the magazine. The frame, barrel, and slide feature 85% coverage in fine oak leaf and scroll engraving with punch dot backgrounds with a crosshatched pattern on the front grip strap and magazine base, otherwise standard markings and features with "70" proof date on frame. With relabeled correct model factory box, matching silver plated extra magazine, and cleaning rod.Class: Modern Handgun Excellent overall. 99% brilliant silver plated finish remains with some small areas of tarnish, crisp engraving light handling marks, and sharp checkering on the grips. Mechanically excellent. Box is very good with corner and edge wear.


Lot#: 43311202

Early 20th Century Elgin National Watch Company Pocket Watch

Fabulous Engraved Early 20th Century Elgin National Watch Company Multi-Color Gold 14K Case Chronograph Pocket WatchManufactured circa 1923 by Elgin National Watch Company located in Elgin, Illinois. With white enamel dial, gold embellishments and hands, black enamel Roman numeral hour markers, black enamel ring with minute marks, black enamel Arabic minute markers at five minute intervals, and small inset chronograph. The movement is marked "25313327/ELGIN NATL WATCH CO./U.S.A./15 JEWELS". The dust cover is unmarked. The interior of the back door of the case is marked "ROY/14 karat hallmark/006844". The exterior of the case in beautifully embellished with a combination of engraving and contrasting metal colors forming a black shield surrounded by floral designs on the front and two birds along with floral scenes on the back. Provenance, courtesy of the Warner Webs collection.Class: Other Excellent overall, with a few scattered light scratches and dings. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311686

Engraved A. Francotte Box Lock Side by Side Shotgun

Engraved A. Francotte Box Lock Side by Side ShotgunDual white bead sights on concaved matte rib. The left barrel is "U.S. AGENTS NEW-YORK", and the right barrel is marked "VON LENGERKE & DETMOLD". 2 1/2 inch chambers, choked open/improved modified, auto ejectors. Casehardened side plate action with heavy scroll engraving on all sides of the action as well as the blued break lever and trigger guard. Bottom of both side plates are marked "A. FRANCOTTE MAKER & PATENTEE LIEGE BELGIUM", casehardened double triggers and tang safety. High gloss checkered round knob pistol grip stock and forearm with a checkered naked butt. Length of pull is 14 1/2 inches.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Very fine as professionally refinished with 99% of the blue and casehardened finishes, displaying only minimal light handling marks overall. The wood is very fine with attractive figuring and minimal handling marks. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311445

Walther PPK Semi-Automatic Pistol with Original Box

Walther PPK Semi-Automatic Pistol with Original BoxStandard fixed blade and notch sights, Walther banner and two-line address on the left side of the slide, standard proofs and "66" proof date on the barrel chamber, 60 degree safety/decocker, and smooth trigger. With original box and extra flat base magazine.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Near new in box. 99% original blue finish remains with some light handling marks and sharp checkering on the grips. Mechanically excellent. Box is fine with corner and edge wear and some separated inner partitions.


Lot#: 43311203

Historic Gustave Hinrichs Imperial German Pocket Watch

Historic Gustave Hinrichs Imperial German Silver Cased Pocket Watch with Gold Kaiser Wilhelm II Bust and Spandau Presentation Inscription Dated 1913Measuring 2 1/8 inches wide, the body of the watch is constructed from silver, with the face finished in fine white enamel with black enamel Arabic numerals, the two line Frankfurt address in black, a pair of finely decorated golden hour and minute arms with pierced-through scroll designs and a straight golden second hand on a separate seconds face. The rear cover of the watch is decorated with a prominent royal cipher of Kaiser Wilhelm, and when opened reveals a sculpted bust of Kaiser Wilhelm II with the imperial crown over his head and an oak leaf wreath around him, bordered by the inscription "Fuer 27 Jaehrige treue Dienste/Kgl. Feuerw. Laborat. Spandau 1913", a presentation for 27 years of honorable service at the Imperial Pyrotechnics Laboratory/Factory in Spandau. The inside of the rear cover bears faint hallmarks and a "0.800" purity stamp, along with the inspection "Karl Rettig", who is identified by consignor as an inventor in the explosives field. (This being timely as World War I was a year from beginning).Class: Other Fine, showing an attractively aged patina on the case exterior and mild handling marks overall, with a small amount of flaking on the face. The engraving and inscriptions are sharply executed. The plaque on rear of the moderately worn case has been reattached. Appears to function fine.


Lot#: 43311687

Engraved Ferlach Genossenschaft Double Barrel Shotgun

Engraved Ferlach Genossenschaft Double Barrel ShotgunManufactured by the Ferlach Genossenschaft der Buchsenmacher (gun maker's guild). Single bead sight on the matte concave rib marked "GENOSS. d. BUCHSENMACHER - FERLACH", 2 3/4 inch chambers, automatic ejectors, standard Austrian proofs and "47" proof date on the flats, and full chokes. The receiver is fully engraved with fine scroll, floral designs and detailed game bird scenes. With dual triggers, tang safety, and matching engraved trigger guard. Checkered splinter forearm with engraved fittings and pistol grip stock with raised cheekpiece and lightly engraved heel and toe caps on a checkered bare butt. Barrel and stock measurements are: bore diameter at 9 inches from breech .717/.717 inch; minimum wall thickness .031/.031 inch; drop at comb 1 3/8 inches; drop at heel 2 1/2 inches; length of pull 14 inches.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Fine. 85% original blue finish remains on the barrels with some light spotting small nicks and scratches and some small dings along the rib. The receiver has 35% original muted case colors with an overall dark patina on the balance, sharp, detailed engraving, and handling marks. The wood is also fine with moderately worn checkering, numerous small dings, and some heavier dents on the buttstock. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311446

Walther P.38/II Semi-Automatic Pistol with Box

Walther P.38/II Semi-Automatic Pistol with BoxManufactured in 1969. Standard markings and features with "69" proof date on frame. With original box, extra magazine, and cleaning rod.Class: Modern Handgun Excellent overall. 99% original finish remains with only light handling marks and crisp grip checkering. Mechanically excellent. Box is good with corner and edge wear, and partially peeling label.


Lot#: 43311204

Chapman & Armstrong of Galesburg, Illinois Pocket Watch

High Quality Chapman & Armstrong of Galesburg, Illinois Turn of the 19th Century Pocket WatchMarked "Chapman & Armstrong/GALESBURG, ILL." on the white enamel face which is surrounded by slim Roman numeral hour markers, a black ring partitioned in minutes, and Arabic five minute interval markers outside that. There is a smaller inset single chronograph. The movement is marked "1243103/ADJUSTED/SAFETY PINION/Chapman & Armstrong/Galesburg, Ill." The interior of the back of the case is marked "DUEBER/SILVERINE/CANTON.O"Class: Other Extremely fine overall, with a few light handling marks on the case. Some small spots of adhesive are visible round the edges of the glass. Functions fine.


Lot#: 43311688

Factory Engraved Franz Sodia Double Barrel Shotgun

Factory Engraved Franz Sodia Double Barrel ShotgunSingle bead sight on the matte concave rib with "FRANZ SODIA/FERLACH AUSTRIA" marked on the barrels, 2 1/2 inch chambers with ejectors, a mix of standard Austrian and British proofs on the flats, and full chokes. The barrels are importer marked on the underside of the rib. Receiver features 80% coverage fine scroll engraving with standard marker's marks, scalloped borders, dual triggers, and sliding tang safety. Checkered splinter forearm with engraved fittings and straight grip stock with a serrated bare butt. Barrel and stock measurements are: bore diameter at 9 inches from breech .710/.713 inch; minimum wall thickness .035/.036 inch; drop at comb 1 1/4 inches; drop at heel 2 1/8 inches; length of pull 15 1/4 inches.Class: Modern Long Gun Good. 50% original blue finish remains with a large bright area down the length of the right barrel and some small scratches and dings. The receiver has a mostly gray patina with well defined engraving and some light spotting. The wood is also good with well-defined checkering and small dings throughout. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311447

Walther - PPK

Desirable Factory Engraved Walther PPK Semi-Automatic Pistol with Original BoxManufactured in 1968. Standard fixed blade and notch sights, Walther banner and two-line address on left side of slide, standard German proofs and "68" proof date on barrel chamber, 60 degree decocking safety, and serrated ring hammer. The slide and frame feature full coverage oak leaf and scroll engraving with punch dot backgrounds. With original box and extra matching engraved magazine.Class: Modern Handgun Near new in box. 99% plus original blue finish remains with light handling marks and crisp checkering on the grips. Mechanically excellent. Box is fine with corner and edge wear.


Lot#: 43311205

Vintage Triple Date Swiss Made Pocket Watch

Vintage Triple Date Swiss Made Chronograph Pocket Watch with Moon Phase DialThe white enamel dial with gold embellishments has black Roman numeral hour markers, small black dash minute markers, small month dial, small date dial, small day dial, chronograph, and moon phase display. The dial is marked "SWISS MADE". The glass covered movement is marked with a Swiss cross proof mark and "11.170". The interior of the back door of the case is marked "SWISS". The case appears to be copper.Class: Other Fine overall, the case shows a dark aged patina, with a few scattered light scratches. The front glass is loose and included. The chronograph and minute/hour hands appear to function properly with the other dials untested.


Lot#: 43311689

Caesar Guerini - Apex

Elaborately Engraved and Gold Inlaid Caesar Guerini Apex Over/Under Shotgun Three Barrel Set with CaseSingle bead sight on the solid matte rib with standard barrel markings and Italian proofs, 3 inch chambers with automatic ejectors, and choke tube system (improved cylinder/cylinder installed). The coin finished receiver and side plates feature full coverage, elaborate, highly detailed floral and scroll engraving with maker's marks on the sides, "APEX" on the underside, and gold inlaid floral bloom accents. The trigger plate is signed "Bottega C. Giovanelli" in fancy script indicating the engraving was performed at the C. Giovanelli school/studio of engraving. The trigger guard and tangs are similarly engraved. Single trigger and tang mounted safety/selector switch. Multi-point checkered forearm with engraved fittings and pistol grip stock with skeletonized polished steel grip cap and serrated contrasting wood buttplate. Barrel and stock measurements are: bore diameter at 9 inches from breech .625/.626 inch; minimum wall thickness .026/.026 inch; drop at comb 1 1/4 inches; drop at heel 2 1/8 inches; length of pull 14 5/8 inches. Includes 28 inch solid rib matching barrel sets for 28 gauge and .410 bore chambering with 2 3/4 inch chambers in the 28 gauge set and 3 inch chambers in the .410 bore set. Extra barrels are fitted with choke tubes, independent forearms, and are numbered "14504" and "14505" respectively. With Caesar Guerini takedown case for the complete set, total of nine extra choke tubes, and three choke tools.Class: Modern Long Gun Near new in case with only light handling marks overall. Extra barrel sets are excellent. Case is excellent with some very light storage marks.


Lot#: 43311448

Factory Engraved Walther/Interarms P.38 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Factory Engraved Walther/Interarms P.38 Semi-Automatic Pistol with BoxManufactured in 1971. The frame, barrel, and slide feature 85% coverage in fine oak leaf and scroll engraving with punch dot backgrounds with a crosshatched pattern on the front grip strap and magazine base, otherwise standard markings and features, and "71" proof date on frame. With relabeled correct model factory box, extra magazine with matching engraved base, and cleaning rod.Class: Modern Handgun Excellent overall. 99% original polished blue finish remains with only light handling marks and sharp checkering on the grips. Mechanically excellent. Box is very good with some corner and edge wear.


Lot#: 43311206

Elgin Watch Company Chronograph Pocket Watch

Desirable "Stutz 8" Automobile Inscribed Elgin Watch Company Chronograph Pocket WatchManufactured circa 1919. The dial features Arabic hour markers with a minute partitioned ring and small inset chronograph and is marked "ELGIN". The 7 jewel movement is marked "21117763/ELGIN NATL WATCH CO./U.S.A." The interior of the dust cover is marked "Wadsworth/10K/GOLD FILLED", with the exterior being marked "Elgin". The case is marked with a "STUTZ/8" logo on the exterior of the movement door and "PENDANT/PAT.OCT.9.17/5001515".Class: Other Very fine overall, with a few light handling marks on the case. Appears to function fine.


Lot#: 43311449

Excellent Walther/Interarms PPK/S Semi-Automatic Pistol with Box

Excellent Walther/Interarms PPK/S Semi-Automatic Pistol with Original BoxManufactured in 1969. Fixed blade and notch sights, standard markings on the slide and frame, 60 degree decocking safety, standard proofs and "69" proof date on the barrel chamber, and serrated ring hammer. Includes unusual relabeled to PPK/S from PP original box, original test target, extra flat base magazine, tool, and cleaning rod.Class: Modern Handgun Near new in box. 99% plus original blue finish remains with mostly light handling marks and sharp checkering on the grips. Mechanically excellent. Box is fine with some corner and edge wear.


Lot#: 43311207

Four Turn of the 19th Century Pocket Watches with Connections to the Quad C

Four Turn of the 19th Century Pocket Watches with Connections to the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois1) "Elgin Natl. Watch Co." of Elgin, Illinois marked movement, numbered "


Lot#: 43311208

Extraordinary "A. Johnson Ohio" Signed Golden Age Flintlock

Extraordinary "A. Johnson Ohio" Signed Golden Age Flintlock American Long Rifle with "D BOON(e)" Inscription, Extensive Silver Inlays, Raised Carving, and EngravingGorgeous golden age rifle by Abraham Johnson (1793-1866). His first name also appears in records spelled "Abram" and "Abiram." His sons Joel and Lemuel Johnson were born in 1822 and 1824 respectively in Ohio and were also gunmakers as was at least one of his grandsons. Census records from 1850 list "Abram Johnson" as a 57 year old gunsmith living in Nottingham Township, Harrison County, Ohio, and born in Maryland. Other period sources indicate he also lived in Washington County, Pennsylvania, 60 miles to the east, before moving to Ohio. His rifles clearly show influence of the Emmitsburg, Maryland, gunmakers like John Armstrong. Note the gadroon effect with silver plate ahead of the lock. Other elements resemble aspects of the Chambersburg rifles built just north of Emmitsburg in Pennsylvania. The A. Johnson rifle on page 42 of "Kentucky Rifles & Pistols, 1750-1850" and in "Ohio Long Rifles Volume I" has very similar designs on the left side of the butt in carving (without silver inlays in the books) and also has similar flats and patch box elements. The barrel is signed "A Johnson Ohio" in script on an inlaid silver inscription plate behind the rear sight. It has traditional blade and notch sights, silver bands at the muzzle and breech, double set triggers, a "LONDON/WARRANTED" marked lock with simple engraving, over 30 engraved silver inlays on the stock (many situated on top of raised carving), a patriotic eagle motif on the brass wear plate on the forearm, engraved and pierced side plate, finely engraved patch box with pierced finial and side plates, and pierced and engraved toe plate with a silver inlay connecting it to the rear of the trigger guard. The final piercing at the rear contains the subtle patch box release button, and there are only a few small gaps between the silver work and brass components between the ramrod entry pipe and toe of the buttplate. Some of the engraved inlays are in particularly interesting folk art designs. Note the Indian head with "Mohawk" style hair on the left ahead of the hunter's star and the pointing hand on the opposite side, for example. The latter is often used as a spiritual symbol indicating someone is following a religious path and going towards their destiny. The silver plate below the cheekpiece is hand inscribed "RD" and "D BOON(e) 1783 [sic]". The inscription appears to be period, but the rifle was obviously built well-after 1783 given the gunmaker was not born until 1793 and appears to not have moved to Ohio until around 1820. Daniel Boone (1734-1820) moved to Missouri in 1799, then Spanish territory, and Daniel Morgan Boone Jr. (1769-1839), his third son, went ahead of the family to Missouri two years earlier. The rifle was unlikely owned by either of them, but the inscription may relate to a member of the extended Boone family which included other members named Daniel. Alternatively, it may have been added in the period to commemorate Daniel Boone and the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783. Boone was a well-known folk hero and participated in the final events of the war in the United States: the Battle of Blue Licks and George Roger Clark's expedition into Ohio in 1782. He lost his second born son, Israel, in the former battle, and the capture of Boone's daughter Jemima and his rescues of her and the Callaway girls helped shape the story of James Fenimore Cooper's famous novel: "The Last of the Mohicans" which came out around the time this rifle was built, just six years after Boone's death. Included with the rifle are a series of photographs for a display, documents discussing Daniel Boone, and a limited edition print of Boone with certificate of authenticity.Class: Antique Very fine as professionally restored by Master Gunsmith and renowned antique firearms restorer Brian C. LaMaster of West Virginia, former president of both the Kentucky Rifle Association and Kentucky Rifle Foundation. He expertly replaced a few of the silver inlays, repaired the forend (including some splices), and reconverted the lock. The iron surfaces display an attractive aged blend of dark brown blend of patina and some mild oxidation/pitting. The silver and brass display dark well-aged patinas. Most of the markings and engraving patterns are clear. The stock is fine and has some chips and slivers absent from the edges, some partially smoothed carving (mostly the incised lines and scrolls), mixed patina, some nice flame figure showing through, and various scrapes and dings. Mechanically fine. The print has a small tear on the bottom right corner and minor creasing. The rifle only has subtle restoration work and has the look of being right out of the attic.


Lot#: 43311209

Militarized Civil War Era August E. Linzel Turner Rifle

Very Scarce Civil War August E. Linzel St. Louis Marked Turner Percussion Rifle with Bayonet LugThis rifle was originally manufactured as a sporting rifle by August Edward Linzel (1831-1904) of St. Louis and adapted for use with a bayonet during the Civil War. Linzel was one of many German immigrants who came to this country after the failure of the 1848 revolutions in Europe. These guns have been called "Turner rifles" because they are associated with these German immigrants. Many of them were associated with the Turnvereine/Turners movement in Europe and helped establish new clubs throughout the U.S. Given their dedication to democracy and republican government, many were devoted to the preservation of their new country, and over 200,000 foreign born German immigrants served in the Union Army and formed ethnic units in all 17 Union states. Linzel worked as a master gunmaker for Horace E. Dimick as well as independently. In 1869, he moved his family to Little Rock, Arkansas, and continued his trade with his son at his side. The rifle has a blade front sight, stock cut back and a lug attached for mounting a bayonet on the right side of the barrel, Lawrence patent style notch and folding ladder rear sight (sliding elevator absent), "A.E. LINZEL/ST.LOUIS" between a set of arrows on top of the barrel behind the rear sight, double set triggers, unmarked back action lock, iron furniture including a scroll trigger guard, and traditional Germanic full stock with sling swivel and stud, checkering, large cheek piece, horn forend cap, and wooden patchbox.Class: Antique Very good, with mostly dark brown patina, light oxidation and pitting, and moderate overall wear including smoothing of the checkering. Mechanically excellent. This is a fine example of a classic Turner rifle and serves as an important reminder of the contributions in labor, blood, and life that many recent immigrants made to maintain the Union.


Lot#: 43311690

Exceptional Cased Engraved and Signed Rizzini S792 EMEL Over/Und

Exceptional Cased Engraved and Signed Rizzini S792 EMEL Over/Under ShotgunThis is a box lock model with side plates that features a single brass bead sight on the matte solid rib. The barrels are ported, and the left side of the upper barrel is marked "Rizzini Marcheno V. C. ITALY" in script. 3 inch chambers, screw in full/skeet chokes for lead shot only and ejectors. The action and trigger are a satin coin finish. The action, break lever, carrier and trigger are hand engraved in an English scroll pattern with game birds in field scenes on each side and on the bottom. The bottom of the action is marked "S 792 EMEL". The engraver's signature is on the receiver next to the trigger "Bottega C. Giovanelli inc Dan Cortini". Single selective trigger and tang safety/selector, beautifully figured high gloss hand checkered walnut forearm and rounded pistol grip stock with a Gracoil adjustable black rubber recoil pad (marked "Trapdude.com) on a stainless steel base. Length of pull is 12 1/2 inches to butt (does not include adjustable recoil pad). Complete with a leather Rizzini case with double straps and combination lock. The interior is wine colored velvet with choke tool and manual.Class: Modern Long Gun Near new in the case, with very slight handling and storage marks. The case is in new condition.


Lot#: 43311691

Kolar - Double Barrel

Cased Factory Master Engraved, Gold Inlaid, and Dennis Zietz Signed Kolar Skeet Exhibition Custom Gold Model Over/Under Shotgun with CaseDual bead sights on the stepped matte rib barrels with 3 inch chambers, selective automatic ejectors, standard markings, and choke tube system (skeet/skeet installed).The receiver features very fine broad, leafy scroll engraving with contrasting gold inlaid borders. The sides and under side of the receiver feature, fine, detailed European style dragons rendered in brilliant contrasting, high relief gold inlay. The trigger plate is signed "ZIETZ" just to the right of the trigger. Single gold washed trigger with selector, and knurled, sliding tang safety. The stock and forearm are intensely figured French walnut with fine, fancy checkering, swept grip, adjustable leather wrapped comb, and solid rubber Kick-Eez recoil -pad. With Kolar aluminum takedown case with full set of Kolar sub-gauge tubes, total of twelve extra choke tubes, three choke tools, and tools for installing and removing the Kolar tubes. Barrel and stock measurements are: bore diameter at 9 inches from breech .752/.755 inch; minimum wall thickness .034/.034 inch; drop at comb 1 1/8 inches; drop at heel 1 1/4 inches; length of pull 13 3/4 inches. The sub gauge tubes have 3 inch chambers with the exception of the 28 gauge set which are 2 3/4 inches.Class: Modern Long Gun Very good. 85% original blue finish remains with some edge wear and small nicks and scratches. The engraving is sharp. The wood is also very good with crisp checkering, small dings throughout, attractive dark figure, and a visible hairline crack on the right side of the wrist. Mechanically very good other than that the safety appears to be blocked. The case is good with dings and scuffs on the exterior.


Lot#: 43311450

Walther Model PP Semi-Automatic Pistol with Box

Walther Model PP Semi-Automatic Pistol with BoxManufactured in 1967. Standard fixed blade and notch sights, Walther banner and two-line address on left side of slide, standard German proofs and "67" proof date on barrel chamber, 60 degree decocking safety, and serrated ring hammer. With original box, extra flat base magazine, and cleaning rod.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Excellent overall. 98% original blue finish remains with a spot of dark rust on the top left of the slide near the muzzle and sharp checkering on the grips. Mechanically excellent. Box is fine with corner and edge wear and some visible peeling.


Lot#: 43311692

Cased Perazzi Model MX8 Over/Under Shotgun

Cased Perazzi Model MX8 Over/Under ShotgunManufactured in Italy in 2001, with a white bead front and brass bead mid sights atop the vented step rib. Rib between barrels is vented as well. Receiver is a deep blue, as well as featuring a simple continuous line engraving and a small rosette on either side. Barrel is marked on the right "IMPORTER-PERAZZI-U.S.A. AZUSA-CAI" and on the left "PERAZZI BRESCIA MADE IN ITALY". Stock is a select walnut with a Schnabel tip forend, pistol grip, and fine checkering. Features tang mounted safety and selector switch and a matching blue breach lever. Fitted with a solid rubber Perazzi recoil pad. Includes aluminum Perazzi hard case with tools, grease, and cloth storage sleeve. Choked full/full and 14 5/8 inch length of pull.Class: Modern Long Gun Excellent, with 99% plus original finish and some minor handling marks. Stock is fine with some varnish loss. Case is excellent, with minor storage marks. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311451

Arsenal Firearms AF2011-A1 Double Barrel Semi-Automatic Pistol

Arsenal Firearms AF2011-A1 Double Barrel Semi-Automatic Pistol with CaseDesigned by Arsenal Firearms and manufactured in Italy. The pistol features fixed blade front and adjustable rear notch sights, dual barrel bushings, dual triggers (functioning as one), wide checkered hammer, serrated arched mainspring housing, full width grip safety, and extended thumb safety. Grips are smooth with inset pewter Arsenal logos. With original case, extra magazine, and tools.Class: Modern Handgun Excellent overall. 99% original blue finish remains with some light handling marks. Case is very good with some light storage marks.


Lot#: 43311693

Perazzi - Mx8

Documented Custom Engraved and Gold Inlaid Perazzi MX8 Special Over/Under Shotgun with Buffalo Bill Theme Signed by World Famous Master Engraver Gino CargnelThis collectors piece was manufactured in Italy around 1990 and has been transformed into a one-of-a-kind work of art by Master Engraver Gino Cargnel. The barrels are factory quality blued and have a stepped ventilated rib with front sight and center bead. The receiver features splashes of fine American style scroll engraving with contrasting punch dot backgrounds with four Buffalo Bill themed scenes with heavy gold overlay reminiscent of the sculptural work of Frederic Remington. The gold inlaid scenes depict a Pony Express rider on the right, a scout on horseback on the underside, and a bull rider on the left per the magazine article discussed below. The trigger guard features a bust of famous Western showman William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody. The individual scenes and Cody bust are rendered in lustrous semi-relief gold inlay. The scout on horseback scene on the underside of the receiver is signed "G. CARGNEL." The forend hardware is also engraved. It is stocked with exhibition grade AAA fancy English walnut Monte Carlo stock with finely detailed checkering, fancy scroll carved borders, contrasting rosewood grip cap, blank gold initial shield, and solid recoil pad. The "MX Special" designates a P4 trigger (adjustable trigger blade with four positions front to back) for variable lengths of pull setting. It has standard markings and proofs on the barrel sides and flats, 2 3/4 inch chambers, automatic ejectors, and improved modified (2 circles) and improved cylinder (4 circles) marked chokes. This wonderful work of art was featured in the July-August 2017 issue of "Clay Shooting USA Magazine" titled ''The Buffalo Bill Gun," a gun collector's dream. There are nine full and close up color photos, an in depth description and a brief history of the gun. A copy of the magazine will be included with the purchase of this gun. The article states "Cargnel became one of the most sought after engravers by noteworthy clientele, including the likes of Griffin & Howe, Browning (of Superposed fame), Perazzi, and America's Master Gunsmith Frank Pachmayr who commissioned him to do engraving work on several of his guns including what Pachmayr called his Special 21 Winchester and The Parker Invincible (Parkers's flagship model with only three known to exist). In addition, Gino Cargnel has completed work for famous actors (including Tom Selleck), entertainers, politicians (President Ronald Reagan), and business entrepreneurs. Not surprisingly, his engraving and inlay work has been on display at several U.S. (Cody) museums." Cargnel has also been featured in numerous magazine articles including an in depth article titled “Firearms Artistry: Elegance in Steel” by Kevin Steele. The barrel and stock measurements are: bore diameter at 9 inches from breech .739/.739 inch; minimum wall thickness .030/.030 inch; drop at comb 1 1/4 inches; drop at heel 1 7/8 inches; length of pull 14 3/8 inches with trigger at front setting.Class: Modern Long Gun Very fine and attractive example of Master Engraver Gino Cargnel's incredible craftsmanship with factory quality blue finish showing light fading, bright receiver, sharp scroll engraving, some loss of definition on the trigger guard inlay, crisp engraving on the other gold inlays, and mild marks. The wood is very good and has crisp checkering, a minor professional repair on the left side of the stock executed by the original stock maker, faint hairline slit on the rear of the forend and to the rear of the trigger guard, crisp carving, and very attractive figure. Mechanically excellent. This is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind work of art by famous Master Engraver Gino Cargnel.


Lot#: 43311452

Baer Custom Les - 1911 Custom

Les Baer Ultimate Tactical Carry Semi-Automatic Pistol with BoxStandard markings and features. With original box and extra magazine.Class: Modern Handgun Excellent overall. 99% original blue finish remains with a few light handling marks. Mechanically excellent. Box is very good with storage marks.


Lot#: 43311210

Documented Browning & Heber San Francisco Half Stock Percussion

Documented Browning & Heber San Francisco Half Stock Percussion Target RifleAugust Browning & William Heber are listed in 1873 to 1876 San Francisco directories as gun and lock makers at 653 Washington. Browning was born in Germany and was a locksmith by trade. He took on Otto A. Bremer (a talented marksman and smith) as a partner in 1881 until 1900. He was known for his high end target, schuetzen, and sporting rifles. Heber was also born in Germany and worked for multiple San Francisco gunsmiths before his partnership with Browning. He continued to work as a gunsmith and dealer in various partnerships and alone until 1905. This rifle is pictured on page 115 of "California Gunsmiths, 1846-1900" by Lawrence P. Shelton. It has an adjustable globe front sight, fixed notch rear sight, and an adjustable tang mounted peep sight. The upper right barrel flat is marked "BROWNING & HEBER SAN FRANCISCO CAL." The lock is unmarked. The stock has a pewter forend cap "typical of Heber's design," German silver furniture, and a cheek rest that is "very typical of Herber's work." The trigger guard has a grip extension and encloses double set triggers. A ramrod and sight adjustment tool are included. A tap for an absent palm rest is located on the trigger guard.Class: Antique Good with replacement front sight and peep sight. The rifle has been cleaned but retains the majority of the blue finish. There are some patches of very light pitting. The German silver components have an aged patina. The stock is also good and has some darker stains, a few minor hairline cracks, a small repair on the right side of the butt, crisp checkering, and smooth surfaces. The lock and set triggers function fine.


Lot#: 43311694

Perazzi Mirage Shotgun

Cased Signed Engraved Gold-Inlaid Two Barrel Set Perazzi Mirage Over/Under Shotgun with AccessoriesThis two barrel set includes an extra 34 inch MX 2000 single barrel high vent rib trap barrel (currently on the frame) numbered "130857" with a 3 inch chamber, choked improved modified with ejector. Dual bead sights on rib and standard markings. The other set of barrels are numbered to the gun, are 29 1/2 inches in length with dual bead sights on the matte vent rib. There is some scroll engraving and a gold-inlaid leaf on each side of the breech end and standard barrels markings. 2 3/4 inch chambers, screw in choke system and ejectors. Both barrel sets are finished blue. The frame, side plates, break lever, forearm hardware and trigger guard are finished coin and floral vine engraving with a forest scene with two gold-inlaid hunting dogs and three gold-inlaid pheasants on the left side, two gold-inlaid hunting dogs and four gold-inlaid quail in a forest scene on the right side and five gold-inlaid ducks in a marsh scene on the underside. There is a gold-inlaid dog with a duck in its mouth on the trigger guard and a gold-inlaid woodcock head on the break lever. The scenes, frame, break lever, forearm hardware and trigger guard also have gold-inlaid vine and wire bordering. The lower right side of the frame is signed "K. Horvath". Tang mounted manual safety, removable trigger and mounted with a nicely figured multi-point checkered walnut forearm and pistol grip stock with a solid recoil pad. Drop at the heel with the single barrel is 2 1/4 inches, drop at the comb is 1 7/8 inches, with the over/under barrels, drop at the heel is 1 3/4 inches and 1 1/2 inches at the comb. Length of pull is 14 1/4 inches. Comes with a silver Perazzi hard case with three combination locks. Also comes with three additional choke tubes, choke tube tool (in a plastic Perazzi case), owner's manual, hammer, plastic head present, rubber head absent and three barrel sleeves.Class: Modern Long Gun Excellent with 98% blue finish remaining on the over/under set, showing a few very small dings and some minor wear on the underside from the forearm. The single barrel retains 99% original blue finish showing only a few very minor handling marks. The remaining components retain 99% plus original coin finish. All of the gold inlay remains. The markings and engraving are sharp and clear. The wood is very good overall with a numerous small dings along the high edge on the left side of the forearm and on the left flat, several small dings along the high edge of the forearm on the right side, and a number of minor scuffs and dings on the stock, and overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. The case is very good.


Lot#: 43311453

STI International VIP Semi-Automatic Pistol with Case

STI International VIP Semi-Automatic Pistol with CaseStandard markings and features. With original case.Class: Modern Handgun Near new with some light handling marks and sharp checkering on the grips. Mechanically excellent. Case is excellent.


Lot#: 43311211

Engraved Marysville California Half-Stock Percussion Rifle

Finely Engraved Marysville California Half-Stock Percussion Rifle with Patriotic PatchboxThe top of the barrel is marked "B B unreadable MARYSVILLE CAL" and has been drilled and tapped for scope mounting. The barrel has a false muzzle, dove tailed blade front sight and adjustable rear sight (ladder missing). One set of drilled and tapped holes are under the rear sight. The lock plate is engraved with a shield motif and other simple patterns. The hammer and barrel tang are also engraved. Brass mountings with iron ram rod pipes. Straight grip half stock with a silver forend, wooden ram rod with a brass tip, double set triggers, squared, decorative trigger guard, decorative patchbox and crescent buttplate.Class: Antique Very good. The barrel has a smooth blue/brown finish with half of the blue finish remaining. There is some minor flash pitting on the breech plug. The lock plate has a smooth gray patina and the brass mountings have an aged patina. The stock is fine with a small nick on the front of the comb, and there are a few minor dents and handling marks. The markings, except noted above, and engraving are clear. Mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43311695

Angelo Bee Signed, Engraved, and Gold-Inlaid Krieghoff

Magnificent Angelo Bee Signed, Engraved, and Gold-Inlaid Krieghoff Two Barrel Set Trap Shotgun with CaseThis shotgun consists of a 30 inch over/under barrel set with ported barrels, screw-in chokes (skeet installed), 2 3/4 inch chambers and a vent rib with a Hi-Viz front and steel mid sights. The second is a 34 inch single lower barrel with a high vent rib with a white bead front and steel mid bead sights, 2 3/4 inch chamber, choked full. The muzzle end of the rib can be adjusted up or down. Both sets have a 1 1/2 inch wedge of floral scroll engraving at the breech end as well as a gold inlaid wire band around the breech end. Both are numbered to the gun, are marked with the commercial "N" proofmark, "IA" and the Ulm antler proofmark. They are also marked "WILKERSON/SHOT GUNS/of/ULM". They share a high gloss multi-point checkered nicely figured walnut forearm with floral scroll and punch dot engraving on the knuckle with gold inlaid highlights. The action is very nicely engraved with floral scroll patterns with a punch dot background. There are gold inlaid wire borders on the sides and bottom. Each side of the action has a silver background scene: three Native Americans in a canoe about to spear a moose inlaid in gold on the left side, a gold-inlaid bucking horse and rider on the right, and a mountain lion in a wooded scene and a gold-inlaid cowboy on a horse roping a calf on the underside. Each scene has a gold-inlaid decorative wire border. At the bottom of the scene on the left side is signed "ABEE" with a small bee to the left. The top of the receiver has gold-inlaid wire bordering and a gold-inlaid broken clay pigeon. Single gold-washed trigger, tang mounted safety and mounted with a high gloss multi-point checkered pistol grip stock with adjustable comb and adjustable R.A.D. aluminum and rubber recoil pad. Length of pull is currently at 14 1/2 inches, drop at the heel and comb will vary, the bore diameter on the O/U barrels is .739/.740 with a wall thickness of .063/.060. The single barrel has a bore diameter of .740 and a wall thickness of .057. Comes in a aluminum Krieghoff combination locking case with royal blue lining. In the case is three bore mops, a rubber Kickeez recoil pad, three additional Briley choke tubes (modified, cylinder and improved cylinder) in a plastic case and a choke tool.Class: Modern Long Gun Very good plus. The receiver retains 98% original blue finish with some mild edge wear and a couple of very minor scratches. The trigger guard has thinned to a smooth gray patina, and a screw head appears absent from the right side of the frame. The barrel sets retain 90% original blue finish with loose limited to some muzzle wear and wear and some minor scratches from removal and replacement of the forearm. All of the gold inlay remains. The wood is very good, with a minor scratch on the stock, a short crack visible on the right side of the wrist, and overall a few minor dings and very crisp checkering. The markings and engraving remain crisp and clear. Mechanically excellent. The case is good with a number of scratches on the exterior and some staining on the lining.


Lot#: 43311454

Engraved Wilson Combat Supergrade Semi-Automatic Pistol

Engraved Wilson Combat Supergrade Semi-Automatic PistolStandard markings and features along with floral scroll engraving consistent with Wilson Combat's level three hand engraving. Includes a Wilson Combat soft case and five extra magazines.Class: Modern Handgun Near new with only the slightest handling marks. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311212

Marked "Silver Era" Back Action Half Stock Percussion Rifle

Documented N. Curry & Bro. of San Francisco Retailer Marked "Silver Era" Back Action Hack Stock Percussion RifleIn 1863, Nathaniel and John Curry inherited their brother Charle's business upon his death in 1863 and operated as wholesalers and sales agents for Henry Deringer's popular pocket pistols and rifles. They also sold weapons made by Slotter & Co and others and remained active dealers through "Silver Era" until 1886 when they sold the firm to Charles Ladd. The rifle is pictured on page 77 of "California Gunsmiths, 1846-1900" by Lawrence P. Shelton. The barrel is marked "N. CURRY & BRO.," and the lock is marked with the same over "SAN FRANCISCO." The latter marking is restamped over an error. The muzzle is turned down for a starter, and the rifle is equipped with blade and notch sights and double set triggers. There is a tap in the upper tang for a peep sight. There is a "7" at the breech and on the underside of the lock. The stock has a cheek piece, brass furniture, and German silver wedge escutcheons.Class: Antique Good. The barrel has a blend of faded original brown finish and brown and gray patina with vise marks visible on both sides of the barrel behind the rear sight. The percussion nipple is a modern replacement. There is minimal pitting and some scattered scratches and dings. The lock has a similar gray-brown patina, and the brass and German silver display an aged patina. The refinished stock is good and only has a few minor scratches and pressure marks. The lock and set triggers function very well. This is an attractive example of a California rifle from the mid-19th century.


Lot#: 43311696

Factory Engraved Blaser F3 Over/Under Shotgun Two Barrel Set

Factory Engraved Blaser F3 Over/Under Shotgun Two Barrel Set with CaseLight pipe front and steel bead mid sights on the matte rib with 3 inch chambers, standard markings and choke tube system (improved cylinder/improved cylinder installed). Fully engraved coin finished receiver with floral and scroll designs, single selective trigger, and tang mounted safety. With a checkered semi-beavertail forearm and pistol grip stock with adjustable comb and solid rubber recoil pad. With extra 32 inch, vent rib, 12 gauge barrel with 3 inch chambers and choke tube system (skeet installed). Barrel and stock measurements are: bore diameter at 9 inches from breech .732/.732 inch; minimum wall thickness .064/.064 inch; drop at comb 1 1/2 inches; drop at heel 2 inches; length of pull 13 7/8 inches. With Blaser takedown case with extra sight inserts, additional small parts and tools, and four extra choke tubes.Class: Modern Long Gun Near new, with some light handling marks, crisp checkering, and a few small dings on the wood. Mechanically excellent. Case is very good with scuffs and storage marks on the exterior.


Lot#: 43311455

Wilson Combat Ultralight Carry Semi-Automatic Pistol

Wilson Combat Ultralight Carry Semi-Automatic PistolStandard markings and features. Includes a Wilson Combat soft case with dog tag numbered to gun and two extra magazines.Class: Modern Handgun Near new, with only the slightest handling marks. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311213

4th of July Presentation H.E. Dimick Percussion Schuetzen Rifle

Historic Documented H.E. Dimick St. Louis Percussion Schuetzen Rifle with Inscribed Silver Medallion Presented at the Highland, Illinois Schuetzenfest on 4th of July Weekend 1863 at the Turning Point of the Civil WarThis rifle was given by German residents from the village of St. Jacob, Illinois, to the Swiss-German marksmen of the nearby town of Highland, Illinois, on the weekend of the Fourth of July in 1863 during Highland's schuetzenfest and was almost certainly given as a prize to a marksman during the event. The inscribed medallion on the right side of the butt is inscribed "Die Deutschen in St. Jacob./zum/Freishieszen in Highland, Ills./am/4ten und 5ten July 1863." (From the Germans in St. Jacob to the Free Shooters in Highland, IL on the 4th and 5th of July 1863.) and is pictured on page 36 of the included copy of "Missouri Gunsmith to 1900" by Victor A. Paul. A silver shooting prize cup from the event with the same inscription is also known. The Helvetica Sharpshooters (Helvetica was the original name of Highland and is the national personification of Switzerland) were formed in 1853 and, according to The Decatur Daily Review on November 1, 1936, were "the first gun club organized in America for the purpose of competitive target shooting." The first Great American Schuetzenbund (shooting organization/league) at Highland, Illinois, was formed in 1863 and included teams from seven states. The Fourth of July in 1863 is often considered the turning point in the Civil War thanks to Union victories at Vicksburg and Gettysburg. Pickett's Charge on July 3, 1863, is generally considered the "high-water mark of the Confederacy," and thereafter the Confederates were on their heels. Citizens back home throughout the Union would have been celebrating Independence Day and the recent Union victories, but they would have also been mourning the tremendous loss of life at Gettysburg. Around 267 men from Highland and the surrounding area served in the 117th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, primarily Company G, during the Civil War. The 117th served in the Red River Campaign and at Pleasant Hill, Nashville, and Ft. Blakely and fought in 6 battles and 33 skirmishes. The rifle was manufactured by Horace E. Dimick of St. Louis, a competitor of the Hawken brothers, around 30 miles to the west of St. Jacob and Highland. Dimick was well-known for his target rifles, 150 of which were among the rifles supplied by Dimick to Birge's Western Sharpshooters during the Civil War. The rifle has a turned down muzzle for use with a starter, globe front sight, adjustable notch rear sight, tang peep sight, double set triggers "H.E. DIMICK ST. LOUIS" on top of the barrel, unmarked lock, mostly iron furniture including the Swiss style buttplate, German silver wedge plates, the noted silver inscription plate, and a checkered walnut half-stock with pewter nosecap and a large cheek rest. A bracket for attaching a palm rest (not included) is fitted between the lock and rear barrel wedge.Class: Antique Fine with mostly an even brown blend of fading original finish and brown patina on the metal surfaces, some light oxidation and marks, crisp markings, and aged patina in the silver. The stock is very good with minor surface scratches and dings, slight chip by the bolster, small tension crack on the left flat, distinct checkering, and minor storage wear. The set triggers can be a little finicky, but it is otherwise mechanically excellent. This is a very rare Dimick rifle presented during the celebrations of the Fourth of July in 1863 at the turning point of the Civil War.


Lot#: 43311697

Blaser F3 Over/Under Shotgun with Case

Blaser F3 Over/Under Shotgun with CaseDual bead sights on the matte sporting rib, 3 inch chambers, standard markings and German proofs on the underside of the barrel block, automatic selective ejectors, and choke tube system. Standard markings on the receiver with a single selective trigger and tang mounted sliding safety. Nicely figured checkered Schnabel tip forearm and pistol grip stock with solid Kick-Eez recoil pad. Barrel and stock measurements are: bore diameter at 9 inches from breech .736/.736 inch; minimum wall thickness .042/.042 inch; drop at comb 1 5/8 inches; drop at heel 2 inches; length of pull 14 3/4 inches. With Blaser takedown case, barrel weights, five choke tubes, and tools.Class: Modern Long Gun Excellent overall. 99% original blue finish remains with a few light handling marks, crisp checkering and just a few small dings on the wood. Mechanically excellent. Case is very good with some exterior scuffs and storage marks.


Lot#: 43311456

Two Heckler & Koch Semi-Automatic Pistols with Cases

Two Heckler & Koch Semi-Automatic Pistols with Cases -A) Heckler & Koch USP Tactical Semi-Automatic PistolTwo Heckler & Koch Semi-Automatic Pistols with Cases -A) Heckler & Koch USP Tactical Semi-Automatic PistolStandard markings and features. With original case and an extra magazine.Manufacture: Heckler & Koch Model: Usp 45BBL: 4 3/8 inch roundStock: Gauge: 45 ACPFinish: blackGrips: polymerSerial Number: 25-041340Class: Modern Handgun Condition: Excellent overall, retains 99% plus original finish with a few light handling and cycling marks. Mechanically excellent. The case is excellent.B) Heckler & Koch USP 40 Compact Semi-Automatic PistolStandard markings and features. Includes original case and an extra magazine.Manufacture: Heckler & Koch Model: Usp 40BBL: 3 1/2 inch roundStock: Gauge: 40 S&WFinish: blackGrips: polymerSerial Number: 26-006883Class: Modern Handgun Condition: Excellent overall, with a few light handling marks, some isolated edge wear (mainly rear sight), and crisp grip checkering. Mechanically excellent. The case is excellent.


Lot#: 43311214

Cincinnati Griffiths & Siebert Marked Percussion Half Stock

Historic Cincinnati Griffiths & Siebert Marked Percussion Half Stock Target Shooting Prize Trophy Rifle with Silver Plaques on StockManufactured by Griffiths & Siebert of Cincinnati, Ohio, this fine trophy rifle features a heavy 33 inch octagon barrel with a globe front and fixed iron rear sights, and was made for a false muzzle (absent). The top barrel flat behind the rear sight is marked "GRIFFITHS/& SIEBERT/CIN TI O." The back action lock is unmarked. Iron finger grip trigger guard, double set triggers, hickory ram rod and fitted with a nicely figured smooth straight grip half stock with a crescent buttplate. The right side of the stock has an inset silver oval and shield. The oval is inscribed "Presented/to the/Prairie Shooting Club/of Cincinnati/by/Jacob Strader Esq./1855". The shield is inscribed "PRIZE OF HONOR/Winners/at annual trap match of Prairie Shooting Club/Horace E. Perry 1855 Jno. W. Beesley 1856". Frank Sellers "American Gunsmiths" lists Griffith & Siebert as being in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1852 to 1854. Jacob Strader Esq. (1795-1860) was a steamboat owner, lawyer and was listed as President and solicitor of the Commercial Bank in 1851. He was on the Board of Trustees of the Cincinnati Medical Center, President of the Little Miami Railroad and in 1853 the side-wheel steamboat "Jacob Strader" was launched in Cincinnati and was built for the U.S. Mail line running a Cincinnati to Louisville route. During the Civil War, the boat carried supplies to Union troops for the U.S. Sanitary Commission and also transported sick and wounded soldiers.Class: Antique Very good. The barrel has a brown patina with scattered minor pitting. The remaining metal surfaces have a smooth grayish mottled patina. The stock is very fine retaining almost all of the original finish and showing a small chip and minor crack on the left side near the breech and overall some minor dings and scratches. The plaques remain bright for the most part, showing some small spots of discoloration on the shield. The barrel markings are legible. The action is excellent. A very nice trophy gun with Cincinnati history.


Lot#: 43311698

Krieghoff Heinrich Gun Co - KX-5

Factory Engraved Krieghoff KX-5 Single Barrel Trap Shotgun with CaseWhite bead front and steel bead mid sights on the adjustable raised rib with a 3 inch chamber, ejector, and choke tube system (improved modified installed). The receiver is engraved with light scroll designs and has an adjustable trigger. With a checkered forearm and pistol grip buttstock with an adjustable comb and solid rubber Kick-Eez recoil pad. Barrel and stock measurements are: bore diameter at 9 inches from breech .733 inch; minimum wall thickness .043 inch; 1 3/8 inch drop at comb; 1 3/4 inch drop at heel; 14 1/2 inch length of pull. With Krieghoff takedown case, four extra choke tubes and choke wrench.Class: Modern Long Gun Excellent overall. 99% original finish remains with a few light handling marks, sharp checkering, and some small dings on the wood. Mechanically excellent. Case is good with numerous scuffs, scratches and dents on the exterior.


Lot#: 43311457

Auto Mag Model 180 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Case

Auto Mag Model 180 Semi-Automatic Pistol with CaseManufactured in North Hollywood, California. Standard markings and features. With an unnumbered Auto Mag case.Class: Modern Handgun Very good, with some speckling of corrosion, mainly isolated to the right side of the pistol, and some light handling marks. There are some dark areas on the matte finish. The grips are excellent with some light handling marks and sharp checkering. Mechanically excellent. The case is very good but missing the interior lining.


Lot#: 43311215

John Noll Signed Chambersburg School Golden Age Flintlock

Desirable John Noll Signed Chambersburg School Golden Age Flintlock Long Rifle with Relief Carved WoodThis slender long rifle is signed "JOHN NOLL" on the top of the barrel. John Noll (1747-1824) was a late 18th and early 19th century gunmaker active in Lancaster and Franklin counties in Pennsylvania. Note the "IN" silver barrel stamp at the breech. Joe Kindig, Jr. notes: "John Noll is the only Kentucky rifle maker I know of who used a little silver mark like this. Marks of this type, but usually with a gold background, were often used by European gunsmiths." Kindig also notes: "John Noll was one of the really great master gunsmiths during the Golden Age of the Kentucky rifle. He made beautiful long slender guns." This rifle certainly fits Kindig's description. The rifle has the classic blade and notch groove sights nearly always found on these early rifles, a full length maple stock with primarily brass furniture including the engraved patch box, engraved silver escutcheons, and intricate carving especially on the left side of the butt below and to the rear of the cheekpiece.Class: Antique Very good as professionally reconverted to flintlock configuration. The barrel and lock has a dark brown patina and mostly refinished varnish. There is some minor pitting. The brass and silver display an appealing aged patina. The lengthened, totally refurbished stock is very good with some minor cracks and chips, a few well-executed repairs, and some smoothing of the carving. The lock functions fine. This is an attractive and desirable rifle made by one of the true Golden Age masters.


Lot#: 43311699

Cz - Huglu Factory Engraved

Factory Engraved CZ Huglu Woodcock Deluxe Over/Under Shotgun with CaseSingle brass bead sight on the matte rib with standard markings, 3 inch chambers, and choke tube system (improved cylinder/cylinder installed). The receiver and side plates feature light scroll engraving with the model marking on the underside. With a single selective trigger, tang mounted safety, and matching light engraving on the tangs and trigger guard. With a very nicely figured Triple-X-English walnut checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with solid rubber recoil pad. Length of pull is 14 inches. With Briley takedown case, Briley 28 gauge and .410 bore sub gauge tube sets, seven extra choke tubes, choke tools, and assorted tools and gun oil.Class: Modern Long Gun Excellent. 99% original finish remains with some light handling marks and small bright spots on the barrel from the forearm. The wood is also excellent with very attractive dark figure, sharp checkering, and some small dings. Mechanically excellent. Case is excellent with some small storage marks.


Lot#: 43311458

Nighthawk Custom Costa Recon Semi-Automatic Pistol

Nighthawk Custom Costa Recon Semi-Automatic PistolStandard markings and features. Includes a Nighthawk Custom soft case and an extra magazine.Class: Modern Handgun Near new, with only the slightest handling marks. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311216

Documented Abias B. Smith Pennsylvania Long Rifle

Exceptional and Documented Abias B. Smith Pennsylvania Long Rifle with Rare Belted RiflingThis is an outstanding example of an original Flintlock configuration long rifle which has clearly seen little to no use in more than a century and a half likely owing to its most unusual feature: it is designed for a belted ball. It is pictured on page 157 of "The Kentucky Rifle" by John G. W. Dillin and on page 60 of "The Longrifles of Western Pennsylvania: Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties" by Richard F. Rosenberger & Charles Kaufmann (copy of the latter included). In the latter, the authors note "this is the only American longrifle of its type known" and was produced after the percussion system was widely available, but the fact that it is pictured in the earlier book indicates that it was almost certainly produced as a flintlock and not later enhanced. Belted balls are believed to have been first experimented with around 1725 in Spain but were not widely used until they were used in the Brunswick rifles designed by George Lovell in 1836. Belted rifling was never widely used in the U.S., and the system in general was made obsolete in the 1850s by the introduction of the Minie ball which was more accurate and easier to load. This rifling would have been an extreme rarity in the U.S. and ammunition would have been nearly impossible to come by without a mold specifically made for this rifle. The barrel has a brass blade front sight, notch rear sight (elevator absent), and is signed "A. B. Smith" in script. Abias Butler Smith (b. 1818- d. 1900) was apprenticed to Joel T. Ferree on May 9, 1836, for two years and four months and was thus working on his in late 1838. Tax records list him in Clinton, Allegheny County (1838-66); Crescent Township, Lawrence County (1867); and New Castle, Lawrence County (1870-1872). During the Civil War, he received a patent for an improvement to "Breech-Loading Ordnance" (cannons). He manufactured and sold farm machinery after the war. The lock plate is marked "M. MASLIN/PARTRIDGE WARRANTED" and is engraved with scrollwork and a bird scene. Michael M. Maslin was a lockmaker located in Baltimore (circa 1822-1833) and in Philadelphia (1833-1847). The use of a Maslin flintlock and belted rifling suggest the rifle was manufactured in the late 1830s or perhaps very early 1840s. It has double set triggers, brass furniture including a beautiful Golden Age patch box with detailed engraving, and further engraving on the screws, stock pins, side plate, and barrel tang. The full length curly maple stock has carved line accents and a shallow cheekpiece.Class: Antique Very fine. The once cleaned (many years ago) barrel has a gray-brown blend of naturally aged finish. The brass display an attractive lightly aged "mustard yellow" patina. The lock has strong bluish case colors and has some bright surfaces under the cock. The frizzen face is bright with limited strike marks. The engraving patterns and markings are crisp. The wood is exceptionally fine with crisp carved lines and edges. There is a very faint grain stress line present on the right side above the ramrod entry pipe that looks original to the production of the rifle. The lock functions very well if the trigger is set prior to cocking but needs some adjustments to allow normal use without setting the trigger. This rifle is an outstanding, high condition example of the American long rifle made all the more desirable by its unusual rifling. It will be a very unique addition to even the most advanced collection of classic American firearms.


Lot#: 43311459

Magnum Research Mk XIX Desert Eagle Pistol in .50 AE with Case

Magnum Research Mk XIX Desert Eagle Semi-Automatic Pistol in .50 AE with CaseManufactured in the U.S.A. with standard markings and muzzle brake. With original case and two extra magazines.Class: Modern Handgun Excellent overall, retains 99% original finish with a few light handling marks and some small patches of very light oxidation spots. Mechanically excellent. The case is near new.


Lot#: 43311217

John Mewhirter Signed Engraved, Silver Inlaid, Kentucky

John Mewhirter Signed Engraved, Silver Inlaid, and Incised Carved Golden Age American Long RifleThe barrel has traditional low profile blade and notch sights and is signed "J Mewhirter" between the rear sight and breech. The muzzle has circle designs around the border. The lock has a bird scene on the tail, and the rifle is equipped with double set triggers. The stock has incised molding and curl patterns on the forend along with a pair of "hurricane" silver inlays, crosshatch checkering and a silver oval thumb plate inscribed "TH" on the wrist, small silver oval inlay on the bottom ahead of the lightly engraved and double pierced toe plate, a silver oval plate inscribed with a patriotic eagle motif on the cheekpiece, and raised relief and incised scrollwork and checkering patterns behind the cheekpiece. The side plate and patch box are finely engraved. John Mewhirter was active in Shippensburg Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, in the early 19th century until at least 1828. Joe Kindig Jr. believes he had some association with John Armstrong, Abraham Schweitzer, and J. Clark. Some sources also list a William Mewhirter active in the same period and place. Henry J. Kauffman in "The Pennsylvania-Kentucky Rifle" includes Mewhirter as part of the Franklin County School because of the stylistic similarities. The Mewhirter rifle pictured on page 5 of Kindig's book, "Thoughts on the Kentucky Rifle in Its Golden Age" has very similar engraving and the same style of patch box finial. Also note that the J. Clark rifle pictured on page 7 has a nearly identical patch box design other than the engraving further supporting Kindig's belief that the two men had some association. The silver inlays on the forend of all three of these rifles are the same style. The plainer stock flats and slightly less carving suggests this is a somewhat later rifle.Class: Antique Very good as professionally restored. The lock has been reconverted and has dark patina. The barrel has a mostly a smooth artificial brown patina, some dark brown patina, patches of minor pitting and oxidation, and some marks and dings. The brass and silver display aged patina throughout. The engraving patterns are very crisp, and the signature is clear. The stock has been refinished and repaired and has multiple repaired cracks and chips, partially smoothed checkering, and the lower portion of the forend spliced from the ramrod entry pipe to near the forend cap.


Lot#: 43311218

Vickers Dutch Contract 1906 Luger

Scarce Vickers Dutch Contract Model 1906 Luger Semi-Automatic PistolManufactured circa 1915-1917, these Lugers were produced in England for military export to the Netherlands. While neutral in the First World War, many of these pistols saw hard use at sea with the Royal Netherlands Navy, which continued to fight on in World War II even after the loss of their home ports to the Germans and their East Indies bases to the Japanese. Fixed sights, with the "VICKERS/LTD" marking on the toggle link, "RUST" safety mark on the frame, and "GELADEN" on the extractor. A brass plate marked "4-Inf.IX/21." is installed on the side of the frame, and a "SIMSON LTD" import mark on the underside of the trigger guard. London "GP", "V" and "NP" proofs are present on many components, with the "crown/W" acceptance stamp on the extension. Fitted with a pair of checkered grips and a nickel finished wood base magazine.Class: Curio & Relic Handgun Good, with about half of the arsenal refurbished blue finish, showing areas of brown and gray patina, edge wear, and scattered spotting and handling marks. The grips are good, with the left panel replaced, with dents and dark spots. Mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43311219

Documented Engraved, Silver Inlaid, and Incise Carved Percussion

Documented Engraved, Silver Inlaid, and Incise Carved Percussion Virginia Long Rifle Attributed to a Member of the Lauck FamilyThis exact rifle is pictured on page 118 of "Gunsmiths of Virginia" by Whisker and identified as by J. Lauck (John or Jacob). This is likely based on the rifle on the previous page which has similar attributes. The exact same trigger group is fitted to another rifle signed "Simon Lauck." The carving patterns on the left side of the butt, incised swirl/scroll patterns by the entry pipe and wrist, the "hurricane" cheekpiece inlay, the plate below the cheekpiece, the side plate, and other elements all match various Lauck family rifles. The John Lauck rifle in the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley has many very similar attributes including the use of the double acorn inlays, the same cheekpiece inlay, and the same carving. This rifle has traditional blade and notch sights, a "Henry Parker/Warranted" lock, silver double acorn rear wedge plates, similar single acorn inlays on the sides of the wrist, nicely engraved patch box, the aforementioned "hurricane" inlay on the cheekpiece and engraved brass plate below, double line molding along the forend terminating in scrolls, similar scrolls on the wrist, classic Virginia carving on the left side of the butt, single line molding along the bottom of the butt, and lightly engraved toe plate. A bag of iron screws are in the patch box in a bag marked, "The brass screws are original to the Lauck rifle." Simon Lauck (1760-1815) along with his brother Peter (1753-1839) served with the Daniel Morgan's famous riflemen in the American Revolution. Simon did not stay with the unit and is believed to have stopped in Pennsylvania where he reportedly trained under J.P. Beck whose wife was Anna Maria Lauck, Simon and Peter's sister. He was taxed as a gunsmith in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, in 1785 and was back in Winchester, Virginia, by 1787 where both of the Lauck brothers worked as gunsmiths as did the next generations including: Simon Lauck Jr. (1784-1864), John Lauck (1790-1826), Jacob Lauck (1794-1875), William Lauck (1796-1826), and William P. Lauck (1818-1897). The barrel is unsigned, but the inlaid silver thumb plate is inscribed " 'SAL'/FOREST/DI VORE." The ''SAL'' appears to be initials. The overall significance of the markings are unknown. Perhaps the first three are the initials of Simon Lauck Jr. (middle name/initial unknown).Class: Antique Good with dark brown patina on most of the iron, traces of what appear to be an original blued finish on the bottom of the barrel, moderate light oxidation/pitting, minor aged patina on the silver and brass, distinct engraving, and general minor marks and scratches. The stock has been partially restored and has a dark finish and some fine figure along the length, minor dents and scrapes, a few repaired cracks/chips on the butt (most notably at the cheekpiece), the typical tension crack on the left flat, and generally crisp carving. Mechanically fine. This is an attractive rifle attributed to one of the finest Virginia gunmaking families around the 1830-1840s.


Lot#: 43311460

Wilson Combat Protector 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Wilson Combat Protector 1911 Semi-Automatic PistolStandard markings and features. Includes a Wilson Combat soft case with dog tag numbered to gun and an extra magazine.Class: Modern Handgun Near new, with only the slightest handling marks. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311461

Wilson Combat CQB Semi-Automatic Pistol

Wilson Combat CQB Semi-Automatic PistolStandard markings and features. Includes a Wilson Combat soft case with dog tag numbered to gun and an extra magazine.Class: Modern Handgun Near new, with only the slightest handling marks. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311462

Nighthawk Custom Heinie Lady Hawk Semi-Automatic Pistol

Nighthawk Custom Heinie Lady Hawk Semi-Automatic PistolStandard markings and features. Includes a Nighthawk Custom soft case and an extra magazine.Class: Modern Handgun Near new, with only the slightest handling marks. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311220

W.W. Woodruff Lancaster Rifle Marked Percussion Full Stock Rifle

W.W. Woodruff Lancaster Rifle Marked Percussion Full Stock RifleManufactured in Knoxville, TN, circa 1865. The top of the barrel is marked "THE / LANCASTER RIFLE / W.W. WOODRUFF & Co." and "WARRANTED" behind the rear sight. The lock and hammer have light scroll engraving with a simple border on the lock as well. Heavy octagon barrel with fixed sights, hickory ramrod, full stock with a brass end cap, adjustable double set triggers, brass ramrod pipes, and brass trigger guard and buttplateClass: Antique Good. The metal surfaces have a smooth brown patina with some flash pitting (in the area of the bolster percussion nipple which appears refinished in this area), on the barrel, lock and hammer. The hammer is slightly battered from use. The brass has an aged patina. The stock is very good with a nice tiger strip pattern and minor handling marks. The markings and engraving are clear. Mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43311463

Les Baer Custom 1911 Ultimate Tactical Carry Pistol with Box

Les Baer Custom 1911 Ultimate Tactical Carry Semi-Automatic Pistol with BoxStandard markings and features. Includes original box and an extra Wilson Combat magazine.Class: Modern Handgun Excellent overall, retains 99% original finish with a few light handling marks and two light scratches on the bottom of the frame. Mechanically excellent. The box is excellent with some light wear.


Lot#: 43311221

James Jennison Signed Flintlock New England Full Stock Rifle

James Jennison Signed Flintlock New England Full Stock RifleThis rifle is signed "J Jennison" just ahead of the notch rear sight and has line and floral engraving on the side plates, patch box, and toe plate. The patch box is very similar to the James Jennison attributed rifle from the early 19th century pictured in "The History and Art of the American Gun: The Art of American Arms" by R. L. Wilson and is also similar to other known central Massachusetts rifles. The stock has checkering at the wrist and a simple cheekpiece.Class: Antique Good as reconverted to flintlock. The barrel has dark brown patina, dings, marks, light pitting, and a reworked vent. The lock has gray and brown patina and some small modern parts. It is mechanically fine, but currently functions poorly due to its loose fit caused by the absent forward lock plate retention screw. The stock is fair and has multiple repaired cracks and wood splices that are visible on close inspection.


Lot#: 43311464

Scarce AMT Baby Auto Mag Semi-Automatic Pistol

Scarce AMT Baby Auto Mag Semi-Automatic PistolVent rib barrel and Millet adjustable rear sight. Right side of receiver marked "GO AHEAD, MAKE MY DAY" from the Dirty Harry movies. Number 62 out of 1,000 manufactured. Includes a hardwood case with blue cloth interior and a set of walnut grips.Class: Modern Handgun Excellent with 95% plus original finish. Showing light handling marks and a small ding on the barrel rib. The grips are also excellent with light handling marks. Mechanically excellent. The case is very good with some scratches, a tear in the cloth interior, indentations, and general storage and handling marks.


Lot#: 43311222

Engraved and Signed Heavy Barrel Flintlock Rifle

Massive W. Pannepacker Marked Heavy Barrel Flintlock Pennsylvania RifleThis rifle weighs 20 pounds 10.6 ounces. It has an ornate signature on top of the barrel with "Joseph" as the first name and unclear last name (crisp but too ornate). The upper right flat near the vent has "W. PANNEPACKER." William Pannepacker (Pennypacker) Sr. and Jr. were barrel makers in Mohnton, Pennsylvania, on Wyomissing Creek. The barrel is equipped with a brass blade front sight and an adjustable target notch rear sight with ornate finial, and it also has ring patterns on the muzzle. The Joseph Golcher lock has scrollwork patterns. It is equipped with set triggers. The stock has false striped figure along its length, German silver fish as barrel pin escutcheons, relief carving and molding along the forend, broad base on the ramrod entry pipe, an ornate brass wear plate on the bottom ahead of the lock, engraved side plate, German silver ovals on the wrist, engraved silver thumb plate, two silver accents on the comb, fancy patch box with rooster/turkey head style finial and fish engraved on the door, toe patch box release button, hunter's star on the cheekpiece which has three incised lines on the edge, a half-moon with face below the cheekpiece, and incised scroll carving along the left side of the butt.Class: Antique Very good, with mottled gray and brown patina and some mild pitting on the iron, aged patina on the furniture, general minor marks and scratches, large chip forming between the barrel tang and lock, crack in the bottom of the stock ahead of the triggers, thin tension crack at the rear lock screw, and minor dings and dents. Mechanically fine (replaced top jaw). Overall an interesting and impressive late flintlock rifle.


Lot#: 43311465

Auto Mag Pasadena Original Model 180 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auto Mag Pasadena Original Model 180 Semi-Automatic Pistol with CaseManufactured in Pasadena California. Standard markings and features. With an unnumbered Auto Mag case.Class: Modern Handgun Excellent, with a few very light handling marks. The grips are also excellent with crisp checkering overall. Mechanically excellent. The case is very good with scattered light wear on the exterior and major deterioration of the foam interior.


Lot#: 43311223

W.C. Schofield Percussion Half-Stock Percussion Rifle

Youth Sized W.C. Schofield Signed Percussion Half-Stock Percussion Rifle with Silver Inlaid StockThe barrel has a blade front sight, simple folk style engraving, "W.C. Schofield" signature, a notch rear sight, and knurled tang. The lock has an "H" with an arrow through it and some scrollwork (possibly J.B. Hixson). It is equipped with double set triggers. The stock has mostly brass furniture and has some light floral carving, a checkered wrist, and fourteen nickel-silver or silver accents in various shapes including a duck. The length of pull is just 12 3/4 inches. A tag on the rifle lists W.C. Schofield in 1861-1934 in Noble County, Ohio.Class: Antique Fair. The barrel and stock show signs of period alteration such as a filled hole and filing marks near the breech, multiple pieces used for the under rib, different patterns on the front of the lock, and epoxy in the lock inlet and around the ramrod pipe. The iron has a mix of brown patina, applied brown finish, and moderate pitting. The brass has attractive aged patina. The accents are mostly brighter and appear to be nickel silver, but at least one appears to be silver. The folksy carving and engraving patterns are generally distinct. The stock has crisp checkering, some small flakes and chips, flash wear at the breech, tension crack on the left flat, and some small hairline cracks. Mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43311466

Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action RifleWinchester Model 1886 rifle manufactured c. 1881. This rifle has the Fourth Model receiver with single tang screw and serial number located on the lower tang. The rifle has a round barrel and full-length magazine. The steel crescent buttplate has a sliding brass trapdoor. The barrel has a sporting style front sight with nickel-silver blade and buckhorn, sporting style, rear sight. The upper receiver tang is factory drilled and tapped. The magazine has the second style cap secured by a screw, and the steel forearm cap is secured by screws threaded to a tension on either side of the barrel. The hammer spur has fine knurling with a border along the bottom edge. The rifle has the distinctive brass receiver with blued barrel, magazine, and forearm cap and casehardened hammer, lever, trigger, and buttplate. The loading gate has a nitre blue finish. The stock and forearm are oil-finished, straight grain American walnut. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING-ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./ KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." ahead of the rear sight. The serial number is stamped in script numerals on the lower tang behind the lever latch.Class: Antique Fine. 30% plus blue on the barrel and magazine remains with the balance having faded to a plum patina. The barrel has several minor dents and one spot of light pitting on the left side. The Winchester legend is clear. The forearm cap retains about half of the blue finish. The case colors on the hammer, trigger and lever have aged to a mottled brown patina. The case colors on the buttplate have a mottled dark patina with some silvering on the high points. The loading gate has about 30% of the original nitre blue finish. The brass receiver is in very fine condition with an attractive mustard yellow patina. The side plate joints are perfect. The stock and forearm are in very good overall condition with moderate handling wear. This is an attractive original example of a Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle.


Lot#: 43311224

J. Rickets Ohio Half-Stock Percussion Rifle

J. Rickets Mansfield Ohio Half-Stock Percussion RifleFeatures traditional blade and notch sights, "J. RICKETS/MANSFIELD. O" on top of the barrel, light scroll patterns and "G. GOULCHER" on the lock, double set triggers, and a nicely figured walnut stock with pewter forend cap. It appears to have also once had a tang peep sight. John Rickets (1817-1895) of Mansfield, Ohio, was active c. 1840-1891.Class: Antique Very good with mostly smooth brown patina finish overall, some spots of mild pitting, distinct markings, aged patina on the brass, flash wear and some chipping at the bolster, mild edge wear on the stock, attractive highly figure grain concentrated on the stock, and small scratches and dings. Mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43311467

Box of Winchester .44 Flat Rimfire Ammunition

Desirable and Exceptional Box of Winchester .44 Flat Rimfire AmmunitionOffered here is an extraordinary two piece box of Winchester .44 Flat Rimfire cartridges with a green picture label featuring a cartridge illustration and orange end labels. This highly desirable ammo was produced for the Henry rifle and the Winchester Model 1866.Class: Other Excellent overall, a very clean example showing a vertical tear on a lid long side. This is quite possibly the finest Winchester box of .44 Flat Rimfire ammunition we have ever offered at auction!


Lot#: 43311225

Native American Style Ball Head War Club

Attractive Native American Style Ball Head War ClubThe club measures 26 inches long. It has some folksy carving of unknown animals on the sides accented by paint.Class: Other Fine with mild cracking in the ball, scratches and dings throughout, and some chipping.


Lot#: 43311468

Desirable U.S. Civil War Contract Martially Inspected New Haven

Desirable U.S. Civil War Contract Martially Inspected New Haven Arms Co., Henry Lever Action RifleThis is a very scarce example of one of the 800 Henry rifles purchased by the Ordnance Department in December 1863 from the New Haven Arms Company. These rifles were mostly issued to the 1st District of Columbia Cavalry Regiment which was utilized for provost duty in the District of Columbia under the direct control of Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. In early 1864 the 1st D.C. Cavalry's primary mission was to combat Confederate partisan rangers led by John S. Mosby operating in northern Virginia. The 800 Henry rifles in the 1st D.C. Cavalry contract are in the 3000-4000 serial number range are the only Henry rifles marked with Ordnance inspection marks on the stock and barrel. This rifle has the distinctive brass buttplate and receiver with 24-inch barrel and integral 15-shot magazine that identify standard production Henry rifles. The second style receiver introduced around serial number 3000 lacks the alternate rear sight dovetail found on Henry rifles manufactured in 1862 and 1863. The first pattern crescent buttplate, used until about serial number 5100, has a rounded heel. The barrel has a half moon, nickel silver, front sight blade and period replacement buckhorn rear sight. The magazine has a period replacement head. The rifle has a straight grain American walnut stock. The buttplate contains a four-piece, jointed, steel cleaning rod with brass tip. The left side of the stock and barrel, correctly, are not fitted with a sling swivel and sling loop which were special order features not included on most U.S. contract Henry rifles. The "C.G.C." initials of Ordnance Inspector Charles G. Chapman are stamped on the right barrel flat at the junction with the receiver. Chapman's script final inspection marks is not visible on the right stock wrist (this mark was stamped in a location that typically received handling wear and is rarely visible on U.S. contract Henry rifles). An "H" New Haven Arms sub-inspection mark is stamped on the barrel immediately below the "C.G.C." mark. Two "H" inspection marks are stamped on the right side of the receiver immediately behind the barrel markings. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped with the first style legend "HENRY'S PATENT. OCT. 16. 1860./MANUFACT'D BY THE NEWHAVEN ARMS.CO. NEWHAVEN. CT." in two lines ahead of the rear sight dovetail. This style address was utilized through the mid-late 3000 serial number range and had "NEWHAVEN" in the second line stamped in block letters. The serial number is stamped: (1) on the top barrel flat behind the rear sight, (2) on the lower left side of the receiver tang beneath the stock, (3) on the inside of the buttplate, and (4) on the shanks of both hand-fitted buttplate screws.Class: Antique Good. The barrel and integral magazine are smooth with sharp edges; traces of the original blue finish remain in the protected areas with the balance having faded to an attractive, plum brown, patina. The original legend, serial number and inspection marks are all sharp. The brass receiver and buttplate are in good condition with an attractive aged patina. The receiver has scattered minor handling marks. The side plate joints are tight. The buttplate has some scattered age spotting with scattered handling marks. The hammer retains 25% of the original casehardened finish. The case colors on the lever have aged to a brown patina. The walnut stock is in good overall condition with moderate handling wear. There is a small chip in the lower right side of the wrist at the junction with the receiver and a hairline crack that extends from the end of the receiver tang about four inches toward the buttplate. The rear sight and magazine follower are well crafted period replacements. Surviving examples of the 800 government inspected Henry rifles issued to the 1st D.C. Cavalry are rare and typically display wear associated with combat use. This is a solid, original example of one of the most important and desirable Civil War firearms.


Lot#: 43311226

Fine Antique American-Style Frontier Rifleman's Knife

Fine Antique American-Style Frontier Rifleman's KnifeMeasuring 16 inches in overall length, this is a very fine example of an early American knife. Often associated with both frontiersmen and the rifle-armed militia skirmishers of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, this type of knife shows a lot of parallels to the later "Sheffield Bowie" of the westward expansion, being suitable as a work blade or a defensive weapon. The dagger-point blade measures 10 1/2 inches long, with a diamond cross section and a blackened metal cap at the base, The hilt is constructed from a curved antler, with the tang extending in about 1 1/2 inch, and an oval insert in the lightly flared pommel.Class: Other Good overall. The blade shows a well aged patina, with some mild pitting and traces of period-of-use sharpening. The metal furniture shows a few light scratches and a deep, near-black patina overall, and the handle is solidly mounted.


Lot#: 43311469

Exceptional and Rare Documented Winchester Model 1876 Musket

Exceptional and Rare Documented Winchester Model 1876 Musket with Factory LetterThe Cody letter describes this Model 1876 as: "Musket, Sights: Baker" and states that it was shipped from Winchester on May 19, 1879. The musket has the Second Model receiver with screw-fastened dust cover guide and dust cover with checkered oval finger grip. The musket has a 32-inch round barrel with block style front sight base that serves as a mount for a socket bayonet and folding leaf sight with 900 yard center notch. The musket has the distinctive steel forearm cap and full length handguard. A wiping rod is secured by a loop on the left side of the forearm cap and mounted beneath the barrel band. Sling swivels are mounted on the barrel band and stock. The stock has a steel, carbine style, buttplate. The barrel, forearm cap, barrel band, receiver, dust cover and loading gate are blued. The hammer, lever, trigger and buttplate are color casehardened. The wiping rod is bright. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut. The top of the barrel is lightly roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING-ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CONN./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER. 16. 1860." between the barrel band and the rear sight. British "Crown/V" and "Crown/CP" proof and inspection marks are stamped on the left side of the barrel below the rear sight and on the top left side of the receiver. The caliber designation "450" is stamped on the right side of the barrel next to the receiver. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped "MODEL. 1876." in fancy letters. The serial number is stamped in script numerals on the lower tang behind the lever latch.Class: Antique Excellent. This rare Model 1876 musket is all original and retains 95% plus of the bright original blue finish overall with only very minimal storage and handling wear. The barrel has some scuff marks at the muzzle from contact with a socket bayonet. The dust cover has some finish wear and some slight flaking of the blue finish. 85% of the blue finish is present on the forearm cap receiver and loading gate. The hammer, trigger and lever have 95% of the vivid original casehardened finish. The barrel legend is light but the caliber marking and British proof marks are strong. The receiver markings are crisp. The stock and forearm are both in excellent condition with nearly all of the original finish; wear is limited to a few very insignificant storage marks. Model 1876 muskets are the rarest Winchester Model 1876 variation. Surviving examples are difficult to obtain in any condition, extremely rare!


Lot#: 43311227

Illinois Country Inscribed Powder Horn

Illinois Country Inscribed Powder HornThe roughly 10 inch horn has a carved map of several of the French settlements in the American Bottom of Illinois along with a few of the towns on the western side of the river.Class: Other Fine with an attractive appearance.


Lot#: 43311228

Kentucky Percussion Half Stock Target Rifle

Benjamin Mills Style Kentucky Percussion Half Stock Target Rifle with 1859 Louisville, KY Presentation Inscribed Silver PlaqueThis rifle is in the distinctive style of Benjamin Mills (1810-1895) of Harrodsburg and Lexington, Kentucky. One of his rifles was reportedly owned and used by Kit Carson in 1842 while guiding General Fremont through the Rock Mountains (see "The Plains Rifle" by Hanson and "Benjamin Mills, 19th Century Gunmaker" by Marsh). The "saw handle" shape of the stock at the breech is one of Mills' hallmarks. Other area gunmakers from the period also adopted his style. Mills briefly served as the master armorer of the Harpers Ferry armory from October 1858 to November 1859 which included the well-known assault on the armory by John Brown. A silver oval inlay on the cheekpiece is marked "ROBERT J. ELLIOTT/May 1859./Louisville, Ky." Robert Jackson Elliott (b. 1824) worked as the Louisville city prosecuting attorney and city attorney. In April 1859, Elliott was elected to represent the city's third ward. Perhaps this rifle was presented to him by citizens from the ward. The only other markings are "CAST-STEEL" on the top barrel flat and "REMINGTON/CAST STEEL" on the lower left barrel flat. The lock has light border engraving. The barrel has a turned down muzzle for use with a starter, a traditional low profile blade front sight with some hand cut adjustment lines ahead of it, an adjustable rear sight ahead of a dovetail filler block, and the markings noted above. It is equipped with double set triggers, previously had a peep sight fitted on the breech tang, and is fitted with a German silver nose cap and iron remaining furniture. The stock has attractive tight flame figure patterns.Class: Antique Very good overall with a smooth brown mix of original finish and patina on most of the surfaces, some slight oxidation, attractive flame patterns along the stock, and minor marks and scratches. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311229

Very Fine Colt Pocket Navy Percussion Revolver

Very Fine Colt Pocket Navy Percussion RevolverThe Pocket Navy or Pocket Model of Navy Caliber like the Model 1862 Police was based upon improved steels and the rebated cylinder design first used on Colt's Model 1860 Army revolvers. It offered more fire power while still remaining the same size as the popular Model 18 Pocket. This one has the shortest standard barrel length, a small cone front sight, "ADDRESS COL SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA" on top of the barrel, COLTS/PATENT" marking on the left side of the frame, standard cylinder roll scene, "36 CAL" on the left side of the trigger guard, and all matching serial numbers including the grip.Class: Antique Very fine. 85% of the original case colors remain, 75% of the bright original blue finish remains on the barrel, 30% original blue remains on the cylinder, and patches of original silver plating remain on the grip frame. There is some mild oxidation and general light scratches and dings. The grip is excellent and has mild edge wear, most of the glossy original varnish, and minor marks. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311470

Historic Western Lawman Documented Winchester Model 1866

Historic Western Lawman Documented Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle with ScabbardManufactured in 1879 as a third model that features a full tubular magazine, fixed German silver front sight, and adjustable rear sporting rifle sight. The top barrel flat is marked "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING ARMS, NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29, 1866, OCTOBER 16, 1860". The serial number is marked on the lower tang behind the trigger. The forearm has an iron end cap, and the buttstock has an iron crescent buttplate featuring a compartment containing a four piece cleaning rod. The accompanying notarized letter of provenance dated September 29, 1989 states that this gun belonged to Old West lawman Jeff Milton, the son of the Confederate Governor of Florida, John Milton. The name “J B Milton” is marked in pencil on the buttstock under the buttplate. The number "19" is stamped on the bottom of the receiver which matches Milton's deputy marshal badge number. Comes with the original brown leather scabbard with adjustable leather strap Milton carried this rifle in. As told in the letter of provenance, Adelaide Cole-Spencer first met Jeff Milton while visiting her parents in Tombstone, Arizona. “At that time Mr. Milton carried his .44 Winchester in a case on the side of his Chevrolet touring car.” This Winchester was owned by Milton “since he was a boy, a gift from a relative,” recalled Adelaide. Milton later gave the rifle to Adelaide. The rifle was kept by Adelaide for the next 45 years before “turning it over to James S. Portias on January 5, 1979.” Jeff Davis Milton (November 7, 1861- May 7, 1947) spent most of his childhood on the family Florida estate called Sylvania, located near Marinna. His father, the governor of Florida, committed suicide near the end of the Civil War when it became apparent it would end in a Northern victory. In 1877, at the age of 15, Milton moved to Texas where he worked for this brother-in-law as a cowboy on a cattle ranch. Three years later he joined the Texas Rangers and reached the rank of corporal. The rifle was manufactured in 1879, so it could have been used at this time. In May 1881, Milton and another man were accused of murdering W.P. Patterson, a cattleman living in Colorado City. He was cleared of the charges. After a short stint with the Rangers, he became a U.S. Deputy Marshal at Fairbanks, Arizona, and while working as a deputy sheriff in Socorro County, New Mexico, he killed three Mexican gunmen. Milton moved to El Paso where he became chief of police. With his deputy, the famous George Scarborough, he killed Martin Morose, a suspected rustler. In July 1898, the two men badly wounded Bronco Bill Walters in a gunfight. In 1900, Milton was working for Wells Fargo. In one incident he killed outlaw Jack Dunlap. “He closed the careers of many a temporary badman with bullets or handcuffs as the circumstances dictated,” proclaimed one observer. Milton summarized his own lawman career by saying, “I never killed a man that didn't need killing; I never shot an animal except for meat." Needless to say, Milton gained the reputation as a lawman who delivered justice through bullets. Later, he worked as a range detective, a prospector and an official in the Immigration Service. In 1930, he retired to Tombstone and died in Tucson in 1947. This lot also includes the book “Jeff Milton: A Good Man with a Gun” and a binder of newspaper articles and photographs (photocopies) related to Milton’s life.Class: Antique Fair. The barrel, magazine and buttplate have turned an even smooth brown with high edge wear. The lever and hammer are grey with a mottled brown. The brass receiver has mellowed in color and has many minor handling marks. The wood is battered. The wrist of the buttstock has two one inch cracks and is solid, the forearm has a crack on both sides coming from the nose cap, the forearm is loose. The action is mechanically fine. The scabbard is worn, only one stitch in the leather lacing has worn through at the muzzle otherwise all the lacing is good. The strap loops have been moved once and re attached, leaving old lacing holes behind. The leather is still supple. Mechanically good.


Lot#: 43311471

Documented Winchester Deluxe Model 1876 "Centennial Model"

Documented Winchester Deluxe Model 1876 "Centennial Model" Lever Action Rifle with Factory LetterThe Cody letter describes "Model 1876, serial number 37802" as: "Rifle, Barrel Shape: Octagon, Plain trigger, Casehardened" and "Checkered stock with pistol grip". The letter further states that this rifle was shipped from Winchester on October 5, 1883. The rifle has the Third Model receiver with integral dust cover guide rail and dust cover with serrated finger guide along the rear edge. The rifle has a full octagon barrel and full length magazine. The barrel has a Sheard style front sight with silver bead and folding adjustable leaf sight graduated to "10" and marked "1876" at the top of the leaf. The upper tang is factory drilled and tapped. The steel crescent buttplate has a sliding brass trapdoor. The butt trap contains a Winchester, five-piece, jointed cleaning rod with brass tip. The pistol grip stock and forearm are fancy grade "X" or "XX" walnut with fine factory checkering. The bottom of the buttplate has an ebony inlay. The barrel, magazine, dust cover and loading gate have a blue finish. The forearm tip, receiver, hammer, trigger, lever and buttplate are casehardened. The stock and forearm have a semi-gloss oil or varnish finish. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped: "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./ KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29, 1866, OCTOBER 16. 1860" in two lines ahead of the rear sight. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped: "-MODEL. 1876.-" in fancy letters with foliate devices at either end. The serial number is stamped in tiny letters across the lower tang between the lever latch and the tang screw.Class: Antique Very good plus. 25% of the blue is present on the barrel which shows traces of plum patina and some edge wear. The Winchester legend is sharp. The magazine has 30% of the thin blue finish with the balance a plum-brown patina. The dust cover and loading gate retain 40% of the thin blue finish. The case colors on the forearm cap and receiver have faded to a mottled silver gray patina. The sides of the hammer and lever have traces of case colors with silvering on contact points. The buttplate has a silver-gray patina with scattered spots of age discoloration and traces of pitting on the heel and toe. The nicely figured stock and forearm are both in very good condition with scattered light handling marks. The checkered panels on the right side of the stock and forearm show moderate contact wear. This is a solid representative example of a scarce special order Winchester Deluxe Model 1876 lever action rifle.


Lot#: 43311472

First Variation Winchester Model 1873 Carbine, Factory Letter

Highly Desirable Documented First Variation Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine with Factory LetterManufactured in 1875 as a first model carbine with the distinctive dust cover held in place by grooved guides on either side of the receiver, dust over with a checkered oval finger grip on top and lever latch with visible screw threads. The accompanying factory letter confirms this Model 1873 in carbine configuration when received in warehouse on April 23, 1875, and shipped the same day. The top of the barrel is marked with the two-line address/Kings Improvement patent dates ahead of the rear sight, the upper tang is marked "MODEL. 1873," and the serial number is marked on the lower tang. The rifle correctly lacks caliber markings. A saddle ring is mounted on the left side of the receiver. The front sight is integral to the barrel band, and there is a two leaf folding rear sight. The straight grip stock has a crescent buttplate featuring a compartment (cleaning rod not included).Class: Antique Fine. The carbine retains 30% plus of the original blue finish in and around the protected areas, otherwise a smooth brown patina. The wood is also fine with initials lightly hand marked on the buttstock and some minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311230

Very Fine U.S. Army Contract Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Rev

Very Fine U.S. Army Contract Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion RevolverManufactured in 1857, this is a very nice example of a 3rd Model 1851 "Army-Navy" revolver in the 42000-80000 serial number range which were purchased by the U.S. Army prior to the Civil War. Revolvers in this serial number range were issued to the 1st and 2nd Cavalry Regiments and were used extensively in campaigns against hostile Indians in and prior to the Civil War. These revolvers also saw service during the Civil War and saw additional service on the frontier after being sold as surplus. The term "Army-Navy" is derived from the fact that the Army purchased these "Naval Caliber" revolvers. The top of the barrel flat is marked "-ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW YORK CITY.-", and the left side of the frame is marked "COLT'S / PATENT / U.S." The left side of the barrel lug at the bottom is stamped with the single inspection letter "T", next to the wedge screw is "D", with an "H" on the opposite, "H" on the top of the back strap, "K" directly behind the trigger guard bow, and there is a "R" and two "D"s on the cylinder. The matching serial number is marked on the bottom of the barrel, frame, trigger guard, and back strap, with the partial serial number "9136" marked on the loading lever, wedge, cylinder and cylinder pin. Standard brass cone front and hammer notch rear sights, blue barrel and cylinder and casehardened frame, loading lever and hammer. Fitted with the correct matching serialized (last four digits, "9136", in ink under back strap) one piece oil finished walnut grip with a crisp and clear "CGC" cartouche on the left side and "WAT" on the right.Class: Antique Very fine. The barrel retains 85% plus original military blue finish with some areas thinning to a smooth plum patina. The cylinder shows a smooth bluish gray patina with clear naval engagement scene markings. The frame retains 50% original faded case colors, with the balance having a smooth mottled gray patina. The brass, which was never silver plated, is some what bright on the back strap and has a pleasant mellow aged patina on the trigger guard/front strap and butt, which also shows a few tiny dings. The grip is excellent with minimal lower edge wear and tiny ding on the right toe and a couple along the bottom edge and a couple small minor dents on the lower right side. As noted above, the cartouches are crisp and clear. All remaining markings are also clear and crisp. The action is excellent.


Lot#: 43311473

Extraordinary and Rare Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Musket

Extraordinary and Rare Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action MusketThis exceptional Winchester Model 1892 musket was manufactured in 1909. Winchester manufactured far fewer Model 1892 muskets than rifles or carbines, and Model 1892 Muskets are extremely rare in any condition. This musket is chambered for the .38 W.C.F. cartridge and has a 30-inch barrel with distinctive long forearm secured by three barrel bands. The barrel has a block mounted steel front sight that serves as a lug for a socket bayonet and military style, folding leaf, rear sight. Sling swivels are mounted on the middle barrel band and stock. The upper receiver tang is factory drilled and tapped. The stock has a carbine style buttplate. The barrel, magazine, barrel bands, receiver, bolt, trigger, loading gate and sling swivels have a blue finish. The hammer, lever and butt-plate have a subdued color casehardened finish. The stock and forearm are oil-finished, straight grain, American walnut. The left side of the barrel is roll-stamped: "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED OCTOBER 14, 1884." in two lines behind the lower barrel band. "38 W.C.F." is roll-stamped on the left side of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. The oval Winchester "W/P" proof mark is stamped on the top of the barrel and the receiver. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped "MODEL 1892/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK REG. IN U.S. PAT. OFF." in three lines. The serial number is roll-stamped across the underside of the front end of the receiver.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun This extremely rare musket is all original and retains at least 98% of the bright original finish with only very minor storage wear. The barrel has some light scuff marks at the muzzle from the socket bayonet. The remainder of the barrel, magazine, barrel bands and rear sight have nearly all of the blue finish. The Winchester legend, caliber designation and proof are sharp. The upper edges of the receiver show traces of finish wear and there is some very minor finish flaking visible on the underside and lower left edge of the receiver. The balance of the receiver has all of the blue finish. The hammer and lever retain 99% of the vivid case colors. The carbine style buttplate has nearly 98% of the casehardened finish, with some thinning on the heel. The stock and forearm are in nearly new condition with 98% of the original finish. There are two shallow dents visible in the left side of the stock near the buttplate. This may very well be your only opportunity to obtain an extremely rare Winchester Model 1892 musket in excellent original condition!


Lot#: 43311231

Colt - 1851

Cased Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver with Desirable Richmond Virginia Retailer LabelManufactured in 1853. One-line New York City barrel address, "COLTS/PATENT" on the left side of frame and navy battle scene on cylinder. The upper left front of the trigger guard is marked "V". Matching serial number on the barrel, frame, trigger guard, loading lever, cylinder and back strap, with the partial serial number "6289" on the wedge and cylinder pin. There is an "X" on the left side trigger guard shoulder and a small "3" on the cylinder and on the left side of the barrel lug. The barrel and cylinder are blue, trigger guard and back strap are silver plated, and the hammer, frame and loading lever are casehardened. Brass cone front sight and hammer notch rear sight. Fitted with a smooth grip. In a period case with red velvet lining and S. Sutherland Richmond Virginia retailer label on interior lid lining with a James Dixon & Sons powder flask, a sealed 5 count box of combustible envelope cartridges, a "COLTS/PATENT" marked iron bullet mold, a cleaning rod, a nipple wrench/screwdriver, a Eley Bros. cap tin (full) and a key.Class: Antique Fine with 50% thinning original blue finish remaining on the barrel and cylinder with a smooth brown patina on the balance. The frame and loading lever have 25% original faded case colors with the balance a smooth gray patina, and 70% overall of the original age darkened silver remains on the trigger guard and back strap. The exposed brass has a natural aged patina. The grip is also fine with most of the original varnish remaining and some scattered minor dents and dings. The cylinder scene is 100% visible, and the markings are clear. The action is excellent. The case is very good with a slightly loose hinge, a hardly noticeable warp in the lid and overall minor scratches on the exterior. The lining has faded and shows some wear and stains. All of the accessories are fine.


Lot#: 43311474

Exceptional Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1873

Exceptional Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1873 Lever Action Lever Action Rifle with Casehardened Receiver and Factory LetterThe Cody letter describes this model 1873 as: "Rifle, 44 caliber, Barrel Length: 26 inches, Barrel Shape: Octagon, Set trigger, Checkered stock with pistol grip" and "casehardened". The letter further states this rifle was shipped from the Winchester warehouse on May 29, 1888. This Third Model rifle has the integral dust cover guide rail and dust cover with serrated rear edges. The rifle has a full octagon barrel and full length magazine. The barrel has a "Rocky Mountain" style front sight with blued steel blade and a buckhorn sporting style rear sight with flat top and fixed sight notch. The upper receiver tang is factory drilled and tapped. The crescent buttplate has a sliding brass trapdoor, and the butt trap contains a steel, four-piece, jointed cleaning rod with brass tip. The special order features on this rifle include sling swivels on the forearm cap and stock (not mentioned in factory letter), single set trigger, casehardened receiver and highly figured, deluxe, fancy grade, XX walnut forearm and pistol grip stock. The stock and forearm have a high polish piano finish with fine checkered panels. The bottom of the pistol grip has an ebony inlay. The barrel and magazine have a blue finish, the dust cover is a high polish blue, and the loading gate and trigger are a fiery niter blue. The forearm cap, receiver, hammer, lever and crescent buttplate are casehardened with vivid case colors. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped: "WINCHESTER'S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A./-KING'S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29.1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860-" in two lines ahead of the rear sight. The caliber: "44 W.C.F." is roll-stamped on the top barrel flat just ahead of the receiver. "44 CAL." is stamped in script across the bottom of the brass cartridge elevator. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped: "-MODEL. 1873.-" in fancy letters with foliate devices at either end. The serial number is roll-stamped across the lower tang between the lever latch and rear tang screw.Class: Antique Exceptionally fine. This outstanding rifle retains 85% plus of the original blue and casehardened finish with only very minimal handling wear. The barrel has some slight edge wear and some age spotting at the muzzle near the front sight. The barrel markings are crisp. The blue finish on the magazine has begun to develop a plum-brown patina but retains most of the original blue. The dust cover retains 95% of the high polish blue. Nearly all of the fire blue finish remains on the loading gate and trigger. The forearm cap, receiver and hammer have original casehardened finish, with bright colors. Finish wear is limited to silvering on the bottom of the receiver at the junction with the forearm and on the rear of the receiver at the junction with the stock wrist with some finish wear on the lower edges of the receiver ahead of the side plates. The contact points on the bottom of the lever show some handling wear and have faded to a silver patina. The case colors are light on the top of the receiver heel and have silvered on the butt. There are some scattered spots of age discoloration on the bottom of the buttplate and on the buttplate heel. The nicely figured fancy grade walnut stock and forearm are in excellent condition. The checkering shows only light-moderate handling wear, most of the piano finish remains, with wear limited to scattered and very insignificant handling marks. This is an exceptional example of a deluxe special order Third Model 1873 Sporting Rifle with the very desirable casehardened receiver.


Lot#: 43311232

Colt Richards-Mason Conversion Model 1851 Navy Revolver

London Cased Colt Richards-Mason Cartridge Conversion Model 1851 Navy RevolverThis revolver is one of 3,800 manufactured in their own serial number range in the mid-1870s from left over percussion components and is one of a select few that was sent to England. It has a brass cone front sight, the New York address, British proof and view marks, the 1871 and 1872 patent markings on the left side of the frame, "36 CAL" on the left trigger guard shoulder, standard naval battle cylinder scene, and matching visible numbers. It comes in an original case with Colt London label, cleaning rod, oiler, key, L-shaped combination tool, and a large cartridge block full of ammunition.Class: Antique Fine as completely refinished. The trigger guard and back strap appear to be re-numbered. 98% plus of the finish remains. The silver has taken on an attractive aged patina. There are some light marks and scratches and minor cylinder rotation lines. The refinished grip is slightly undersized but is very good and has smooth oiled finish and light handling and storage marks. Mechanically excellent. The original case and accessories are fine with mostly intact interior label, have mild storage wear including some staining and small tears on the lining. Overall, this is an attractive cased set.


Lot#: 43311475

Outstanding Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle with Octago

Outstanding Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle with Octagon BarrelIn 1866 the New Haven Arms Company changed its name to Winchester Repeating Arms Company. The Model 1866 was the first firearm to be built under the Winchester name. It was a much improved version of the Henry, with such improvements as the solid magazine tube, the loading port and the addition of a forearm. They were extremely popular on the frontier west in the post Civil War era and typically saw extremely heavy use. This rifle is a Fourth Model that was manufactured in 1882 and features a 24 inch octagon barrel with full tubular magazine, fixed front sight and adjustable rear semi-buckhorn rifle sight. The top of the barrel is marked "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING ARMS, NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29, 1866, OCTOBER 16, 1860". The serial number is marked on the lower tang behind the lever. The straight grip stock and forearm are varnished walnut with a steel end cap and the later steel crescent buttplate with a compartment for a cleaning rod. An original four piece cleaning rod is included.Class: Antique Very fine. The barrel and magazine retain 60% original blue finish with the balance a crisp smooth dark patina. The brass frame has a pleasant natural consistent aged original patina with tight side plates. The hammer shows strong faded original case colors while the lever and buttplate have a smooth mottled gray patina. The forend cap retains 97% of the bright original blue finish. The wood is very fine with exception of a couple of minor gouges on the forearm and overall some scattered minor dings, nicks and dents. The markings are clear. The action is excellent. If you wanted to own an exceptional original Winchester Model 1866 rifle (with the highly desirable octagonal barrel), this is the one to buy!


Lot#: 43311233

Presentation Cased Pair of Colt Model 1861 Navy Revolvers

Extensively Documented Historic Cased Pair of Etched, Silver Plated, and Inscribed Colt Model 1861 Navy Percussion Revolvers Presented to William Mathewson, the Original "Buffalo Bill" -A) Colt Model 1861 Navy Percussion RevolverExtensively Documented Historic Cased Pair of Etched, Silver Plated, and Inscribed Colt Model 1861 Navy Percussion Revolvers Presented to William Mathewson, the Original "Buffalo Bill" -A) Colt Model 1861 Navy Percussion RevolverThis stunning set of Colt Model 1861 Navy revolvers was presented to western hunter, scout, and fur trader William "Buffalo Bill" Mathewson (1830-1916) by fellow fur trade businessman Elias Hicks Durfee (1828-1875). Mathewson’s history is detailed in "Cowtown Wichita and the Wild, Wicked West" by Stan Hoig, "The Ranch at Cow Creek Crossing" by Louise Barry in the Kansas Historical Quarterly Winter 1972 issue, "William Mathewson: The Original Buffalo Bill" by Richard Latin at Kansas State University in 1989 (copy included), "History of Sedgwick County" (1910) as well as multiple period and early 20th century newspaper articles and subsequent books about antique firearms. Both he and Durfee were born in New York and worked in the fur trade along the Santa Fe Trail. Mathewson worked as a trader starting in 18 and continued in the trade in Kansas starting in 1853 after an 1852 expedition into the Rockies that included Kit Carson. He was nicknamed "Buffalo Bill" after hunting buffalo to feed starving settlers in the winter of 1860-1861 during a famine after a drought. From 1853 to 1863, he operated a trading post at what is now Great Bend, Kansas. He also established a post at Cow Creek Crossing near present day Lyons, Kansas. In 1867, he was given the dangerous task of bringing in various tribes for the Medicine Lodge Treaty to end hostilities on the Kansas plains. That same year, he moved to a farm near what is now Wichita. He continued to trade with Native Americans until 1875. He was one of Wichita’s founders and also helped create the Wichita Savings Bank at which he served as president. He was police commissioner in 1889-1891 and was active in civic and fraternal organizations. According to Latin and "History of Sedgwick County," "Between 1865-73, Mathewson was credited with saving the lives of 54 women and children on the Kansas plains." His home was a popular stopping point for military officers and other travelers, and there are reports of parties meeting up with him at his home to go out with him on buffalo hunts. Durfee arrived in Leavenworth in 1861 from New York as an agent to buy furs for Swift, Hurlbut & Co. He eventually established multiple trading posts up the Missouri River and purchased a whole line of steamboats to move his goods up and down the river. In 1867, he was working as an importer and wholesaler of Indian trade goods in Leavenworth. The day before the presentation date on the case, Durfee signed an affidavit relating to a dispute concerning details relating to a delivery of buffalo robes and characterizations of "Hancock's Indian Expedition." The expedition is detailed in General George Armstrong Custer's book "My Life on the Plains," and Custer was in command of the cavalry component of the expedition. Durfee’s statement indicates Mathewson delivered to him $160 in buffalo robes that were presents for U.S. Indian Agent J.H. Leavenworth. It appears that Durfee was Mathewson’s sources of goods that he used to trade with the Indians and purchased furs from him. According to the "Portrait and Biographical Album of Sedgwick County, Kansas" (1888), "in the spring of 1866, Peck, Durfee & Co., of Leavenworth, Kan., presented 'Buffalo Bill' with a very handsome pair of revolvers, mounted in silver, inlaid with gold, as a token of their appreciation of his bravery during the trying times of 1864." According to an article in the "The Wichita Beacon" on March 21, 1916, (at the time of his death) "While in Leavenworth he was presented a pair of ivory-handled, silver mounted revolvers by a government representative. . ." and also indicates the year was 1866. The included copies of pages from "History of Sedgewick County" indicate that in 1866 "about the 1st of May, Mr. Mathewson went to Leavenworth to dispose of a train load of furs that he had collected during the winter" and notes that Peck, Durfee & Company bought furs and shipped them east and also supplied trade goods. "The next day after Mathewson’s arrival in Leavenworth, Mr. Durfee told him that the leading citizens were going to have a banquet at his house the next night, and ma[d]e a special request that he should attend. Mr. Mathewson thanked him for the invitation, but told him it would be impossible for him to attend. The next day Mrs. Durfee and Mrs. Peck came down to Mr. Durfee’s store and insisted Mr. Mathewson’s coming, and told him they would not take no for an more...


Lot#: 43311476

Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Saddle Ring 44-40 Carbine

Very Fine Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Saddle Ring 44-40 CarbineManufactured in 1900 as a third model with the integral dust cover guide rail and a dust cover with serrated grasping grooves on the tail. It has carbine sights with the rear sight graduated to 9. The top of the barrel has the two-line address/King's improvement patent markings ahead of the rear sight and "44 WCF" at the breech. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1873." The brass cartridge elevator is marked "44 CAL." Mounted on select walnut forearm and straight grip stock. The buttstock is fitted with a carbine buttplate featuring a compartment (cleaning rod not included). The Winchester Model 1873 is one of the most iconic firearms in American history. It was used extensively across America, especially in the Old West, and has appeared in numerous iconic westerns.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Very fine. The carbine retains 60% plus original blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. 40% of original case colors remain on the hammer, lever, and buttplate. The nicely figured revarnished wood is fine with some minor handling evidence and a small missing chip near the upper tang. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311234

Two-Digit Serial Number Fluted Cylinder Colt Model 1860 Army

Rare Documented Early Two-Digit Serial Number 72 Fluted Cylinder Colt Model 1860 Army Percussion Revolver Formerly in the William M. Locke CollectionThis revolver was manufactured in the first days of production of the famous Model 1860 Army revolvers in 1860 and has the distinctive fluted cylinder only used on around 4,000 of the early revolvers in the 3 to 8,000 range and the very rarely seen Model 1851 Navy sized grip and shorter 7 1/2 inch barrel. It is pictured in the middle of page 72 of "The William M. Locke Collection" by Frank Sellers. It features a German silver blade front sight, "-ADDRESS SAML COLT HARTFORD CT.-" on top of the barrel, small "COLTS/PATENT" marking on the left side of the frame, "PATENTED SEPT 10TH 1850" in one of the cylinder flutes, the noted Model 1851 Navy sized brass grip frame with silver plated finish and small "D" and "G" marks on the left side of the trigger guard, and a smooth oil finished walnut grip. The barrel, wedge, rear face of cylinder, arbor pin, frame, trigger guard, back strap, and grip are all marked with the two-digit serial number "72." The rear face of cylinder is also numbered "40" and "55." (Writer has no explanation, but the cylinder is definitely original to the revolver as it clearly carries the matching number "72") Model 1860 Army revolvers with both the fluted cylinder and the Model 1851 Navy length barrel and grip are very hard to find and are important pieces in any complete collection of Colt percussion revolvers. This variation was an important predecessor of the standard Model 1860 Army revolvers that served as the primary handguns of the Union Army.Class: Antique Fine with 30% original silver plating concentrated primarily around the trigger guard, aged patina on the brass and silver, strong traces of original blue and casehardened finish, and otherwise smooth gray and brown patina and some slight oxidation on the iron. There are minor marks and scratches throughout. The grip is also fine and has moderate lower edge wear, a few small chips, and minor marks and dings. The markings remain crisp, and the action is mechanically excellent. This is an extremely rare opportunity to get your hands on a highly sought after early variation of the Colt Model 1860 Army.


Lot#: 43311477

Winchester - 1886

Exceptional Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1886 Extra Light Takedown Lever Action Short Rifle in Desirable 45-70 Caliber with Factory LetterThis is a desirable example of a "highly optioned" special order Winchester Deluxe Model 1886 lightweight short takedown rifle with numerous other documented features to include full length magazine and shotgun butt that was manufactured in 1906. The barrel has Lyman beaded blade front sight, elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sight, the two-line address/patent dates ahead of the rear sight, "NICKEL STEEL" on the left side next to the rear sight and "45-70" on the top at the breech. The Winchester oval proof is marked (double struck, factory error) on the top of the barrel just below the caliber marking and on top of the receiver at the breech. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1886/-WINCHESTER-TRADE MARK." The lower tang is marked with the two-line patent dates information and the serial number. The takedown lever has the 1893 patent date. Mounted with a multi point checkered deluxe walnut forearm and pistol grip stock with a hard rubber Winchester grip cap and checkered hard rubber Winchester shotgun buttplate. The accompanying factory letter verifies the extra light takedown rifle configuration, 45-70 caliber, 22 inch barrel length, round barrel, plain trigger, oil finished checkered pistol grip stock, Winchester "high velocity" sights, full magazine, rubber shotgun buttplate, that it was received in the warehouse on October 23, 1906, and shipped to order number 75262 the next day.Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Excellent with 95% plus bright original high polish blue finish remaining, showing some light takedown scratches on the magazine tube, some mild edge wear, some thinning on the underside of the receiver and some minor scratches on the receiver. There is some mild flaking on the forend cap. 97% of the vivid original case colors remain on the hammer and lever. The wood is also excellent with almost all of the oil finish remaining, and overall showing some light handling marks and crisp checkering. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent.


Lot#: 43311235

U.S. Colt Third Model Dragoon Revolver, Stock

U.S. Contract Colt Third Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver with Scarce Detachable Shoulder StockManufactured in 1858. The cylinder has the rectangular stops found only on Third Model Dragoons. The barrel has a nickel silver front sight blade and a two-leaf folding rear sight mounted in a dovetail. The frame has slots cut in the recoil shields and two additional elongated cap-screws in the frame to engage the stock yoke. The barrel is numbered to a different gun and has the one-line New York address partially obscured by the rear sight. "COLTS/PATENT/U.S." is marked on the left side of the frame. The cylinder has the Ranger and Indian fight scene. "1" and "M" are stamped on the left side of the trigger guard. The full serial number is marked on the frame, trigger guard, back strap, and cylinder. The partial serial number "6648" is marked on the loading gate, cylinder pin and wedge. The stock has an iron yoke which slips over the frame screws and engages the slots in the recoil shields. A clamp on the bottom of the yoke engages a slot in the revolver back strap and is tightened by a round knurled nut on the top of the yoke. The stock has an iron sling ring on the lower tang. Stocked U.S. Contract Third Dragoon Revolvers were issued in pairs and the heel of the iron buttplate is stamped with the serial numbers "16501" and "16502."Class: Antique Good with period replacement barrel. The barrel retains traces of refinished blue finish in the protected areas, otherwise a smooth brown patina. The remaining surfaces have a mottled brown-gray patina. There is some minor pitting. Traces of the cylinder scene remains. The grip is very good with a small missing sliver near the bottom (left side), high edge wear and some minor dings and scratches. Mechanically fine. The stock very is good with refinished wood showing some minor dings and scratches and the iron hardware having a smooth brown-gray patina with minor pitting. The yoke is loose.


Lot#: 43311478

Special Order Winchester Model 1873 Rifle with Factory Letter

Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with 30 Inch Extra Length Barrel and Factory LetterManufactured in 1889 as a third model with special order 30 inch octagon barrel. The accompanying factory letter lists this rifle with a 30 inch octagon barrel in .38 caliber and plain trigger (currently fitted with a set trigger) when received in the warehouse on October 18, 1889, and shipped the same day. Dovetailed blade front, elevation adjustable rear, and tang peep sights. The barrel has the two-line address/patent dates marking and "38 WCF." "38 WCF" is also marked on the cartridge elevator. The crescent buttplate has a compartment holding a four-piece cleaning rod.Class: Antique Fine, retaining 50% plus original blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. Some original case colors remain on the hammer and lever, and traces of original niter blue finish remain on the loading gate. The wood is fine with some minor-moderate dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311236

Colt U.S. Navy Model 1861 Richards-Mason Cartridge Conversion

Colt U.S. Navy Model 1861 Richards-Mason Cartridge Conversion Revolver with New York Navy Yard MarkingsThis is an example of a post-Civil War Colt conversion of a Model 1861 Navy percussion revolver for the U.S. Navy. The Richards-Mason conversion modifications include: (1) plugged loading lever hole, attachment of an ejector housing, (2) modification of the cylinder, frame and hammer and (3) installation of a breech plate without integral rear sight. The revolver has a blue finish on the barrel, cylinder and ejector head. The frame and hammer have a casehardened finish. The trigger guard and back strap are brass. The one-piece grips have an oil finish. The top of the barrel has the standard Colt, New York, America address. The cylinder is roll-engraved with the standard Texas Navy sea battle and Colt patent markings. The left side of the frame is marked: "PAT, JULY. 25, 1871" and "PAT . U.C. 2, 1872." in two lines. The left side of the trigger guard is stamped "36 Cal" and a "2" is stamped on the front left side of the trigger guard bow. The serial number is visible on the underside of the barrel, frame, trigger guard and back strap. The loading gate is stamped with an assembly number. The underside of the barrel is stamped with the New York Navy Yard marking "R.W.M/Anchor".Class: Antique Very fine as factory refurbished for the U.S. Navy. The revolver retains 60% of the blue finish on the barrel and cylinder. Most of the roll-engraved Naval Battle scene remains. The frame and hammer retain 50% of the case colors. The brass trigger guard and back strap have a very attractive aged patina. The barrel lug adjacent to the wedge slot is battered. The grips are in fine condition with some handling wear and many small scratches on the butt. A fine example of a significant Colt Navy Richards-Mason cartridge conversion.


Lot#: 43311479

Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action 40-82 Rifle

Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Factory LetterThe accompanying factory letter confirms the half octagon barrel in .40-82 caliber, plain trigger, and half magazine and it was received in the warehouse and shipped on August 26, 1892. The magazine and barrel are special order features. Fitted with a combination Beach front sight, Lyman folding two leaf rear sight, and folding tang peep sight. The receiver, hammer, lever, buttplate and forend cap are casehardened, leaving the remaining surfaces blue. Mounted on a smooth forearm and straight grip stock fitted with a crescent steel buttplate.Class: Antique Fine. The barrel retains 60% original blue finish with the balance thinning to a brown. Traces of original niter blue finish remain on the loading gate. The remaining surfaces retain 40% plus original case colors. The wood is also fine with some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311237

U.S. Inspected .36 Caliber Gang Mold

Very Fine and Desirable U.S. "MM"/"WAT" Inspected .36 Caliber Gang MoldThe conical chambers lack grooves. A large domed hinge pin secures the iron sprue-cutter and six round blocks. The left arm is stamped with the U.S. inspector initials "M.M.," and the right arm is stamped with the U.S. inspector initials "W.A.T.".Class: Other Very fine with areas of faded original blue finish with the balance a mixed gray patina. The wooden handles have some minor-moderate dings, and the plug on the butt of the left handle is recessed. A welcomed addition to your early Colt military sidearm collection.


Lot#: 43311238

Colt Model 1860 Army Percussion Revolver

Colt Model 1860 Army Percussion RevolverManufactured in 1871. One line New York U.S. America address on top of the barrel, "COLT/PATENT" on the left side of the frame and "44 CAL" on the left trigger guard shoulder. Naval battle scene on the cylinder as well as "COLTS PATENT No 878". Matching serial number on the frame. Trigger guard and back strap. The barrel has been renumbered to match. Fitted with a one piece checkered grip.Class: Antique Fine as assembled (renumbered replacement barrel), which retains 90% original blue finish with some minor pitting. 50% of the refinished blue finish remains on the cylinder and back strap, and there is some scattered minor pitting on the cylinder and a smooth gray patina on the balance of the back strap. Traces of original bright case colors remain mixed with some touched up areas on the remaining metal surfaces. 20% of the original age darkened silver retains in protected areas of the trigger guard with a pleasant aged patina on the balance. The very good grip has numerous age cracks on the bottom and areas have darkened with age. The markings and cylinder scene are clear. The action is fine.


Lot#: 43311239

Colt London Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver

Colt London Model 1851 Navy Percussion RevolverManufactured in 1856 with "-ADDRESS COL. COLT LONDON-" barrel marking and iron grip frame. British "crown/letter" proofs are found on the cylinder between the chambers and barrel lug (left side). The left side of the frame is marked "COLTS/PATENT." The cylinder has an naval battle scene. Matching numbers are found on the barrel, frame, trigger guard, back strap, cylinder, loading lever, wedge, and arbor pin.Class: Antique Very good plus. Traces of original blue finish and darkened original case colors remain, otherwise the revolver has a smooth dark patina. Nearly all of the cylinder scene remains. The grip is very good with a small missing chip on the bottom left side, some minor-moderate dings and scratches, and crazed original varnish. Mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43311480

Antique Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle

Antique Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action RifleManufactured in 1897. Brass blade front sight, folding leaf rear sight and tang mounted short range peep sight. The top barrel flat ahead of the rear sight is marked with the two line address, the left rear upper flat is marked with the two line nickel steel, smokeless powder marking, and the top flat at the breech is marked "30 W.C.F." The serial number is marked on the bottom of the frame. Blue finish with casehardened hammer, buttplate and lever. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with a steel end cap and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.Class: Antique Fine with 50% original blue finish remaining showing some edge and high point wear and areas of smooth artificial brown patina on the barrel. Strong traces of muted original case colors remain on the hammer and lever, and the buttplate has a smooth mottled gray patina. The reoiled wood is also fine with some scattered minor dents and dings. The markings are clear. The action is excellent.


Lot#: 43311481

Winchester Semi-Deluxe Model 1876 Lever Action Short Style Rifle

Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action RifleManufactured in 1882. The 21 inch barrel (short rifles commonly had 22 inch barrels) has dovetailed blade and elevation adjustable sights and the two-line-address/patent dates marking and "CAL. 45-60" on the top flat. "MODEL 1876" is stamped on the upper tang, and "45-60" is marked on the cartridge elevator. The nicely figured forearm and pistol grip stock with grip cap are checkered, and the buttstock has a replacement hard rubber shotgun buttplate. The left side of the lower tang is marked "XX 310 S." The stock inlet is unmarked.Class: Antique Fair. The refinished shortened barrel retains patches of blue finish with the balance as smooth brown patina. The receiver retains generous traces of silvered out case colors in the protected areas and has a couple patches of minor pitting. Both side plates show file marks and some blended refinish. The wood is good with some minor dings and scratches throughout, some worn forearm checkering, and recut checkering on the refinished buttstock. Mechanically fine.


Lot#: 43311482

Antique Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle

Antique Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action RifleManufactured in 1890. The top barrel flat is marked with the two-line address ahead of the rear sight and "40-82 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang is marked "-MODEL 1886-". Dovetail blade front sight and adjustable buckhorn rear sight. Mounted on a smooth forearm straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.Class: Antique Very good, retains 20% faded blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. The receiver, lever, and hammer show patches of original case colors in sheltered areas with the balance faded to smooth crisp brown-gray patina. The reoiled wood is good with a moderate chip missing near the tang, a short crack in the grip on the left where it meets the receiver, and some minor scratches and dings. Mechanically excellent.


Lot#: 43311240

Spectacular Cased Deluxe Factory Engraved Presentation Colt Lond

Spectacular Cased Deluxe Factory Engraved Presentation Colt London Model 1851 Navy RevolverFactory cased and engraved Colt London Model 1851 Navy revolver manufactured at Colt's London factory c. 1855. The revolver has the distinctive Colt London Navy features which include: steel back strap and large oval trigger guard, rounded screw heads, cylinder with deep percussion nipple recesses and bordered knurling on the hammer spur. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped: "- ADDRESS COL: COLT. LONDON-" with arrows at either end of the legend. London "Crown/V" and "Crown/GP" proof marks are stamped in engraved ovals on the left side of the barrel lug and between each cylinder chamber. The cylinder is roll-engraved with the Texas Navy battle scene and "ENGAGED 16 MAY 1843." along with "COLT'S PATENT No.". "COLT'S PATENT" is hand engraved in Old English letters on a ribbon on the left side of the frame. The full serial number is stamped on the bottom of the barrel lug, frame, trigger guard, and back strap, on the side of the cylinder and on the top of the loading lever. All of the visible serial numbers match. The revolver has deluxe, English style low relief engraving that consists of fine foliate scrollwork on a granular background with rosette borders surrounding the hammer and loading lever pivot screws. The engraving covers approximately two-thirds of the barrel, the sides and bottom of the loading lever, the entire frame, the hammer top and spur, the bottom and sides of the trigger guard and the back strap. The barrel and cylinder have an English high polish blue finish, the loading lever, frame and hammer are casehardened and the steel back strap and trigger guard are silver-plated. The one-piece grip is deluxe, highly figured, walnut with a piano finish. The revolver is complete with a factory case and accessories. The varnished mahogany case has a inlaid brass escutcheon and recessed carrying handle. The escutcheon is engraved with a crest that depicts a rampant stag and the handle is engraved: "Edward Micklem, R.E.". The case interior is lined with green baize and has six compartments. Colt's "DIRECTIONS FOR LOADING COLTS' PISTOLS" is glued to the inside of the lid. The case contains: (1) blued steel cleaning rod, (2) blued, L-shaped, combination screw-driver/nipple wrench, (3) blued, steel, straight leg, duel cavity bullet mold stamped "COLT'S/PATEN'" on the top the sprue cutter and "4" on the right block, (4) large, 500 count, tin of Eley Bros percussion caps for "COLT'S PT/Belt and Pocket/PISTOLS." (5) bag-shaped powder flask with "4/8, 5/8 and 6/8 dram adjustable charger, lanyard loop on base, brown lacquer body and gold plated top and charger marked: "JAMES DIXON& SONS/SHEFFIELD", (6) pewter oil bottle stamped: "JAMES DIXON/&SONS/SHEFFIELD" on the bottom and (7) assortment of .36 caliber lead balls and conical bullets. Major General Edward Micklem, (1840-1934) attended the Royal Military College at Sandhurst and was commissioned as a Lieutenant, Royal Engineers in 1857. He retired in 1887. This revolver was formerly in the renowned Robert M. Lee Collection and is illustrated and described on pages 200-204 of "Magnificent Colts, Volume I" by Robert M. Lee and R.L. Wilson.Class: Antique Excellent. This spectacular revolver is all original. The barrel has at least 98% of the bright original high polish blue intact with only light wear on the barrel edges. The blue on the cylinder shows light flaking but at least 75% of the blue remains intact. The cylinder retains all of the Texas Navy battle scene. The cylinder shows minimal firing wear, and most of the finish on the front and rear face and percussion nipples remains intact. The cylinder safety pins are slightly battered. The loading lever has about 85% of the case colors with some traces of silvering and some scuff mar