Sportsman's Legacy maintains a wonderful selection of fine rifles, shotguns and handguns. Each category has its own section, alpha-ordered by brand and then by caliber (small to large). While each listing is supported by complete descriptions and comprehensive photography, questions are always welcome.
Biesen custom Winchester pre-64 Model 70 Featherweight .270 Winchester Jack O’Connor tribute, completed in 2006, engraved, pristine

Imagined in 2002, commissioned in 2004 and raffled in 2006; this one-of-a-kind custom rifle is the result of superb cooperation between the O’Connor family, the Jack O’Connor Hunting Heritage and Education Center and the Idaho Chapter of FNAWS. Donated to the Boone and Crockett Club by the raffle winner, it is presented through the Club’s Guns For Conservation Program.

Those who are familiar with O’Connor’s writings will remember that Al Biesen stocked and customized two nearly-identical Winchester pre-64 Model 70 Featherweight .270 Winchester rifles for the legendary writer. As O’Connor wrote in Sheep and Sheep Hunting (Winchester Press, 1974), The No. 2 rifle is my particular pet. Month after month, year after year, in sunshine and in rain it puts its favorite load with the 130-grain Nosler bullet into a little group three inches high at a hundred yards.” The Biesen / O’Connor rifle offered here is a faithful reproduction of “No 2”. As it should be, the original is owned by the O’Connor family and destined to forever remain in their care.

Built by Al & Roger Biesen, the Model 70 Featherweight barreled action is flawlessly stocked in French walnut, graced with a fine borderless 24 lines-per-inch checkering accented with fleurs and finished with an ebony forend tip. Additional features include a jeweled bolt body, extractor and follower, two-panel checkered bolt knob, recontoured and checkered bolt release and a recontoured (cloverleaf) tang. The stock itself is dressed out with a steel bottom metal and grip cap, initial shield on the toe line (blank), cheek piece with shadow line and a Biesen trapdoor butt plate with widow’s peak.

ENGRAVING: Engraved by Paula Biesen-Malicki (Roger’s daughter), the bottom metal is accented with delicate scroll. The steel grip cap continues the theme, surrounding a bust of one Jack’s finest Coues’ deer. The butt plate is nothing short of spectacular, as it presents the bust of O’Connor’s 44-inch Dall’s ram taken in 1950 on Pilot Mountain in the Yukon Territory.

SCOPE: In order to create as exact a duplicate as possible, a Leupold Mountaineer 4x scope with a “straight crosshair” reticle rides in favored Tilden mounts. The only aspect of the rifle not in perfect condition, it retains some 95 percent of the original finish.

DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.8 pounds, length-of-pull is 13.5 inches and the balance point is two inches behind the forward guard screw.

CONDITION: New and unfired since completion.

INCLUSIONS: As assembled by the raffle winner and donor, a three-ring notebook approximately one-inch thick contains original and copied correspondence between the O’Connor family members, O’Connor biographer Eldon “Buck” Buckner, FNAWS, Roger Biesen, Wolfe Publishing (Rifle Magazine), a final draft of Craig Boddington’s August, 2005  Gunnotes column on the rifle, original promotional flyers and a raffle ticket stub. Original and copied photos include the Biesen’s with the rifle in progress as well as finished, along with a pair of O’Connor’s field photos with trophy rams. Finally, a single live Winchester Super Speed .270 round is included. Some would say it to be worth more than the rifle itself. The price is firm and layaway is available. $20,000 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Boone and Crockett Club.


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Al & Roger Biesen left hand custom .338 Winchester Magnum, three position wing safety, banded, outstanding execution, 98 percent

Al & Roger Biesen custom left hand Remington Model 700 .338 Winchester Magnum. Serial C6448884 is a highly refined Remington 700 LH barreled action. The 23-inch barrel (24 inches long including the integral brake) remains provisioned for open sights and wears a sling swivel stud. The action features polished rails, jeweled bolt body and follower, custom bolt shroud with three-position wing safety, custom steel bolt handle with four checkered teardrop panels, custom steel bottom metal with inside-the-guard release button and a wonderfully-tuned trigger. A Leupold VX-II 3-9×40 scope with Duplex reticle is secured in custom-contoured mounts. The stock is extraordinary. Beginning with a heavily-figured walnut blank no doubt selected as much for its strength, formalities include an ebony forend tip, 26 lines-per-inch borderless wrap checkering with accenting fleurs, slight Monte Carlo comb, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, steel grip cap and an inletted sling swivel stud. All screws are timed. MARKINGS: “Al & Roger Biesen Gunmaker Spokane WN” is centered on the barrel. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.0 pounds with the optic. Length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: The bore is pristine. Metal finish (rust blue) exceeds 98 percent and wood finish/condition crowds 100 percent with but a single minor impression. The optic is clear. The price is firm and layaway is available. $7,500 plus shipping.


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Blaser R8 .308 Winchester, 22-inch, camo, 7.8 pounds, bright bore, 97 percent

Blaser R8 .308 Winchester. Serial RR009210 is fitted with a 22-inch plain barrel (no provision for open sight attachment). The stock wears a hardwoods camo pattern with black textured gripping surfaces. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.8 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.25 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Mechanics operate properly. Barrel finish is approximately 97 percent with minor highlights from rubbing. Stock finish is over 99 percent with one small streak of discoloration on the left butt. No accessories are available or included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,500 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Dallas Safari Club Foundation.


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Blaser Ultimate .30-06 & .375 H&H Magnum, quick release mounts, engraved side plates, single set trigger, partial left hand bolt assembly, circa 1985, 99 percent

Blaser Ultimate .30-06 and .375 H&H Magnum. Made circa 1985, this early rifle combo and accessories group was purchased new by the consignor as a curiosity and never taken afield. Serial numbers 2/01436 (.30-06) and 2/01438 (.375 H&H Magnum, the “8” in the serial overstriking a “7”) appear on the 24-inch plain light sporter barrels. Common barrel features include banded .75-inch sling loops and quick release mount bases. Each barrel is paired with its right hand “spoon handle” bolt, caliber-appropriate bolt face and magazine. The action features a single set trigger and engraved side plates. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.4 pounds (.375 H&H barrel, sans mounts). Length-of-pull is 14.15 inches and the butt appears to be absent cast. CONDITION: Bores are pristine (possibly unfired). Metal finishes are approximately 99 percent owing to optic mounting/dismounting lines and handling. Wood is over 99 percent, with one flattened checkering diamond in the left grip panel. ACCESSORIES: In addition to those already mentioned, three sets of detachable mount sets (1-inch, two medium sets and one high set), wrenches, O rings and manual are included. Also present is a left hand bolt with firing pin, although no left hand bolt handles are included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,000 plus shipping.


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Left hand Blaser R8 .338 Winchester Magnum, 24-inch, dark green, 98 percent

Left hand Blaser R8 .338 Winchester Magnum. Serial RR004728 features a 24-inch plain barrel (no provision for open sights) and a dark green synthetic stock with black gripping areas. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.4 pounds and the length-of-pull is 14.5 inches. CONDITION: The bore is superb. Barrel finish is approximately 98 percent with trace case rubbing. Bolt finish is 100 percent. Stock finish is 99 percent. INCLUSIONS: A factory takedown case (one lock broken) and an assembly wrench are present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,000 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Dallas Safari Club Foundation.


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Browning Model 78 Bicentennial consecutive pair .45-70 rifles, engraved by Coenen and Hupkens, cased, knives, unfired

Browning Model 78 Bicentennial .45-70 consecutive pair. Rifles 17760610 and 17760611 each feature a polished blue 24-inch octagon barrel (.830 muzzle diameter) with recessed crown, blade front sight and a dovetail-mounted rear sight. The rear of the barrels and the tops of the receivers are drilled/tapped for bases as well. STOCKS: Each rifle is stocked in select high-grade walnut. Forearms incorporate a soft Schnabel and bordered checkering with sweeping points and interior diamonds. The straight grip butts have crescent plates. Sling swivel cups are also incorporated. ENGRAVING: Both rifles have engraved receivers with a bison on the right and an eagle on the left, each surrounded by a circular border. The balance of the receiver sides, top and bottom are dressed in scroll – the pattern continuing some three inches along the top of the barrel and reappearing near the muzzle and at the top of the crescent. Rifle 610 is signed by Coenen while 611 was engraved by Hupkens. DIMENSIONS: Weights are 8.2 pounds and lengths-of-pull are 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Both are thought to be unfired. Rifle 610 has a pristine bore. Metal finishes are essentially 100 percent. Wood is nearly 100 percent as well, the exception being a few very minor instances of varnish lift. Rifle 611 is similar to its mate, with the minor varnish lifting showing at the top of the grip (edges of checkering) and a few microspots of tarnish on the sides of the lever. COMMON INCLUSIONS: Each rifle is presented in a locking wood case with special lid label and mated with a numbered Browning knife. Manuals, Browning 78 Bicentennial pamphlet, medallions and keys are also included, as is a single set of sling loops. The price is firm and layaway is available. $7,500 plus shipping.


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Colt AR-15 A2 Sporter II .223, pre-ban, 20-inch 1/7, brake, Colt 4x optics, 16 magazines, case, 95 percent

Pre-ban Colt AR-15 A2 Sporter II .223 Remington. Serial 337378 has a 20-inch chrome-lined barrel (21 inches with brake, 1/7 twist) and a Colt 4×20 scope with plex reticle, external elevation adjustment, quick-release mount and original lens covers. A sealed cleaning kit is housed inside the trapdoor butt plate. INCLUSIONS: Sixteen 30-round magazines (11 OK Industries, two LaBelle, two Sanchez and one Parsons), padded field case with four external magazine pockets, tactical sling and manual. CONDITION: Seldom fired, the bore is strong and bright. Metal finish is at least 95 percent. Trigger pull is excellent. Optic is clear. No box is present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,250 plus shipping.


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Dakota 76 .300 Winchester Magnum, scaled dangerous game configuration, drop box, express with flip-up night sight, Talley levers, sub-MOA, 2007, test fired

Dakota Model 76 Safari .300 Winchester Magnum. Hand-selected by one of Dakota’s major distributors for his personal collection, serial number 3220 remains unfired. Special features of this scaled dangerous game rifle include a 23-inch sporter weight barrel, ramp front sight with flip-up night bead, banded sling swivel stud, island express rear sight with notched express blade (windage adjustable), full-length claw extractor for true controlled-round feeding, three position wing safety, cloverleaf tang, integral bolt release and a drop box magazine with inside-the-bow floorplate release. Stocked in a superb AAA-walnut blank, accents include an ebony forend tip, wrap-around borderless checkering, steel grip cap, scalloped cheekpiece with shadow line and an inletted (Howell-type) sling swivel stud. Talley mounts (1-inch medium double lever rings) are included. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.0 pounds with mounts and length-of-pull is 13.6 inches. CONDITION: Test fired only and never taken afield. Two minor rack impressions appear in the stock on either side of the barrel just below the forend tip. ACCURACY: Dated 12/3/07, the included factory test target shows three shots with a center-to-center spread of .790-inch from 180-grain Federal Power Shok Speer HotCor S.P. ammunition at a distance of 100 yards. A second test target from the same session shows a three-shot 50-yard group fired with the open sights measuring 1.17 inches and hitting dead center. INCLUSIONS: Test targets (two), Certificate of Ownership (blank), logo patch and the original plastic shipping case (no end label). The price is firm and layaway is available. $7,250 plus shipping.


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Dakota Model 76 Safari .300 Dakota serial NRA-COL-M05, drop box magazine, express sights, barrel band, scalloped bases

Dakota Model 76 Safari .300 Dakota with special serial number “NRA-COL-M05”. Features include a ramped front sight with folding night bead, island express rear sight, barrel band sling swivel stud, drop box magazine for extra capacity, Dakota scalloped two-piece bases, ebony forend tip, wrap-around forearm checking, cheekpiece with shadow line and a 1-inch recoil pad. The NRA logo appears in gold on the steel pistol grip cap. Barrel is 22.5 inches long, length-of-pull is 13.6 inches and weight is 8.4 pounds. The bore is bright and shiny. Overall condition is about 99%, with only slight evidence of handling wear and minor areas of blotches showing on the rust blue. No box or papers. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $4,500 plus shipping.


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Rigby .375 H&H Magnum, Tomlin gold busts and scroll, Dakota 76 drop box barreled action, quarter rib, trapdoor, night bead, EAW mounts, fine condition, optional ammo

John Rigby & Company .375 H&H Magnum. Based on a Dakota Model 76 Safari magnum-length barreled action with a drop box magazine, serial 2373 is a well-appointed and lively dangerous game rifle that features a 23-inch medium sporter barrel wearing a banded front ramp with removable hood, sight blade with brass bead and a pop-up night sight, banded sling swivel stud, quarter rib with three leafs (one fixed and two folders, each with a gold sighting line and respectively engraved 75/150/250). The action is topped with EAW Quick-Loc pivot mounts (30mm rings) and has a full-length Mauser claw extractor, Model 70-type three position wing safety, jeweled bolt body, checkered bolt knob (three bordered teardrop panels) and a cloverleaf tang. Additional metal appointments include twin crossing bolts and a trapdoor grip cap. The stock is fashioned from a heavily-grained blank of English walnut and dressed with a contrasting forend tip, fine wrapping double-bordered checkering, a generous traditional scalloped cheek piece with shadow line and a Pachmayr recoil pad. ENGRAVING: Signed by Lisa Tomlin, the floorplate presents two magnificent lion busts in gold (inspired by artist Daniel Smith’s work “Allied Forces”) set in a oval border and further enhanced with elegant scroll. The pattern reappears on the guard, grip cap and crossing bolts. Additional gold highlights include “John Rigby & Co.” on the rib, “375 H&H Mag” on the barrel, “Rigby” on the receiver left, the Rigby addorsed Rs on the trapdoor cap and initials “JPB” on the guard. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.2 pounds and length-of-pull is 14.2 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. All aspects of engraving are flawless. The barreled action finish is approximately 90 percent, with thinning in spots. A small impression is visible on the left side of the quarter rib base at the barrel line. Stock integrity and finish are at least 98 percent. OPTIONAL AMMUNITION: Available separately for $1,500 are 20 boxes of Federal Cape-Shok ammunition: 10 boxes 300-grain Nosler Partition and 10 boxes 300-grain Trophy Bonded Sledgehammer solids. This ammunition will not be sold separately. INCLUSION: A premium leather padded cobra sling from Murray Leather is included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $10,000 plus shipping.


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Left hand Dumoulin Imperial Magnum Souvereign .416 Rigby Magnum, square bridge, gold relief busts, engraved, full-length claw extractor, 4+1, snap over, spectacular, 97 percent overall

Dumoulin (Henri Dumoulin & Fils, Belgium) Imperial Magnum Souvereign true left hand .416 Rigby Magnum. An outstanding and properly featured dangerous game rifle, serial 15211 wears a 24-inch barrel (gracefully tapering to .780-inch at the muzzle) fitted with a banded front sight (removable hood with three light ports, matted ramp, fixed blade with silver bead and a flip-up night bead), banded sling attachment point and a matted quarter rib rear sight with three leafs (one fixed and marked 100, two folders marked 150 and 200, both 100 and 150 leafs have gold sighting lines). The double square bridge action (untapped, dovetailed for EAW mounts) has a drop box magazine (3.8-inch magazine box with 4+1 round capacity, snaps over thumbed topping round), full-length claw extractor, jeweled bolt body and follower, sweeping bolt handle, eight-panel checkered bolt knob, three-position safety, single-stage trigger, oversize trigger guard, recessed floor plate release button and timed action screws. An unexpected pleasure in hand, the sleek stock wears an ebony forend tip, 24 lines-per-inch wrap checkering offset with a double border, twin crossing bolts, trapdoor grip cap, scalloped pancake cheek rest with shadow line, inletted sling swivel stud on the toe line and a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad topped with a smooth, hard shoe that won’t hang up on clothing. ENGRAVING: Signed “Dumoulin” followed by what appears to be another “N” under the guard, the engraving is extraordinary! A gold relief bust of a heavily-maned lion graces the left side of the front ring, a leopard watches from the right and a magnificent solid-bossed Cape buffalo bull glowers from the floorplate. Each bust is surrounded by an intricate vine pattern that is in turn supported by delicate gold wire. The pattern continues to nearly full coverage over the action, trigger guard and trap door. In addition to the eight checkering panels circled in gold, the bolt knob ends in a spectacular floral sunburst. For all that, possibly the most striking engraving element is the delicate gold lattice topping each of the bridges. GOLD MARKINGS: “Imperial Magnum Souvereign” appears on the right side of the receiver, the maker’s name is scrolled on the right center of the barrel, “Safe” centers the shroud and “Cal 416 Rigby” floats within a ribbon across the bottom metal. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.8 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.2 inches and drops are 1.5 inches and 1.3 inches respectively. CONDITION: The bore is exceptional, mirror bright with sharp rifling. Barrel finish is approximately 96 percent, with a trace of thinning at the muzzle, scratches on the front sight ramp from removing/replacing the hood and a few other scattered scratches along its length. The action is nearly 100 percent, with one small area of lifting in the gold wire on the upper right side of the floorplate. The grip cap is also nearly pristine. Stock condition is just short of 95 percent, with a general scattering of minor field impressions and light scratches that attest to intended use. The “New England Arms” import mark is hidden on the underside of the barrel just ahead of the forend tip. FUNCTIONING: Bolt operation is frightfully smooth. Feeding, extraction and ejection are effortless. The price is firm and layaway is available. $18,500 plus shipping.


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EDM Arms Model 96 Windrunner .50 BMG & .338 Lapua, takedown, telescoping, Nightforce, cased, unfired

EDM Arms Model 96 Windrunner Tactical Takedown .50 BMG with extra .338 Lapua Magnum barrel and a host of meaningful accessories. Made in 2008 (when the company was based in Redlands, California) and consigned by the original owner, serial number 546 has a 29.5-inch (33 inches with threaded brake) fluted barrel, spiral-fluted bolt body, bipod and a telescoping stock with adjustable forward-folding monopod. Two 5-round magazines are present. OPTIC: A Nightforce NX5 5.5-22×56 scope with tactical reticle mounted in Nightforce rings is included. Optic condition, including lens coatings, is pristine. .338 LAPUA: Coutoured with a double-step taper, the barrel is 26 inches long (28.5 inches with threaded brake) and fluted. The bolt has a spiral-fluted body. No .338 Lapua magazines are included. (Email correspondence dated 9/29/21 with a third party indicates that parts are available to make these magazines at a cost of $650 each with a minimum order of two. The presence of the rifle is required for fitting.) DIMENSIONS: Weight, with .50 BMG barrel and optic is approximately 34 pounds. CONDITION: Unfired with trace indications of handling. INCLUSIONS: EDM takedown roller hard case, manuals and papers for both the .50 BMG rifle and optic. AMMUNITION: Case lots (100 rounds each) of Federal American Eagle 660-grain FMJ are available separately for $375/case plus shipping. Case lots (100 rounds each) of HSM 647-grain FMJ are available separately for $350/case plus shipping. Many of each are on hand. The price is firm and layaway is available. $13,500 plus shipping.


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Left hand Empire Rifles .375 H&H Magnum, express, drop box (6+1), square bridge, Talley, 98 percent

Left hand Empire Rifles .375 H&H Magnum. Serial number DL2736 has a 23-inch heavy sporter barrel (.725 muzzle diameter) with dished crown, banded front sight with white fiber optic bead, banded sling swivel stud and an adjustable ERA island express rear sight. Important features include a double square bridge action machined for Talley rings (quick detaching 1-inch high rings are included), jeweled extractor/bolt body/follower, straight bolt handle, three position wing safety and a steel drop box magazine (6+1 capacity). The bolt closes (snaps over) rounds not fed from the magazine. Metal finish is satin rust blue. STOCK: With the generous profile of a dangerous game rifle, the stock is fashioned from a AA-grade blank of claro walnut with straight grain for strength. An ebony forend tip, 26 lines per inch wrap checkering, double cross bolts, open pistol grip with steel cap, scalloped traditional (pancake) cheek rest with shadow line, inletted sling swivel stud and a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad dress things up. Finish is a satin hand-rubbed oil. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 10.4 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Mechanics operate properly. Metal finish is approximately 97 percent, with a few small scratches into the metal on the front sight band and on the underside of the barrel near the muzzle, plus one small rubbed area on the magazine box. The stock is at least 99 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $9,000 plus shipping.


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Goens custom .458 Winchester Magnum, Mauser 98, banded hardware, leather-covered recoil pad

Dale Goens custom .458 Winchester Magnum. Based on a Mark X Mauser 98 action built in Yugoslavia and stocked in AAA English walnut with dynamic grain, features include a banded front sight with button-release hood and flip up night bead, banded sling swivel stud, bedded action (to the recoil lug), custom bottom metal with push-button floorplate release and a leather-covered recoil pad. Accents include a rosewood forend tip and grip cap, exceptional checkering and a shadow line cheekpiece. The barrel is 23.5 inches long and topped by a quarter rib with one fixed and three folding regulated leafs. The length-of-pull is 13.75 inches and weight is 9.0 pounds. Both the rust blue metal finish and the stock remain in at least 99% condition, with only the slightest hint of handling wear. The forearm has a small filled flaw (not a crack) on right side just aft of the forend tip. Inside, the bore is pristine. From an estate, the history is unclear. That said and even though unsigned, the estate represented the maker as Dale Goens – quite likely accurate as it included several other rifles from the same maker. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,000.


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Griffin & Howe custom Winchester Low Wall .22 Hornet, 1961, Sovenyhazi, 6 pounds, Huey, Leupold, over 95 percent, brilliant bore

Griffin & Howe custom Winchester Low Wall .22 Hornet. Made in 1961 and stocked by Joe Sovenyhazi per Griffin and Howe, rifle number 2408 is a lively little single shot with fine appointments. Features include a 24-inch light sporter barrel with hooded ramp front sight topped with a brass-beaded blade, custom aluminum scope mounting blocks (perfectly fitted to the included Leupold Detacho double lever rings), folding aperture tang sight and an extended lever with knurled cocking ball. Stocked from an elegant walnut blank set, the petite forearm ends in a pointed Schnabel and wears 26 lines-per-inch wrap checkering with a partial double border. The butt is dressed with a slight Monte Carlo comb, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, steel grip cap and a checkered steel plate with widow’s peak. OPTIC: A Leupold Vari-X II 3-9x scope with gloss finish and a Duplex reticle is ready for the varmint fields. DIMENSIONS: Weight (sans scope) is 6.0 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: The bore is superb in every respect. Mechanics operate properly. Metal finish is at least 95 percent with minor evidence of handling and some thinning over the lever. The action has been polished (at customization) with only a slight surface roughness occasionally visible. The block (also polished) shows minor uniform roughness under the finish on either side. Barrel markings (maker and caliber) are tack sharp. Wood is approximately 95 percent, with a scattering of light impressions, an occasional scratch and small areas of thinned finish. There is a tiny hint of a repaired chip at the upper right rear corner of the forend. CASE: Huey case number 1230 is the ultimate accessory, cradling the rifle to perfection with leather and oak-trimmed felt. Three covered compartments are integrated, one holding an inletted ebony-handled cleaning rod base. A brass oil bottle and Boyt 1-inch leather sling are also present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $8,500 plus shipping.


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Colonel Charles Askins’ Griffin & Howe left hand 8mm Remington Magnum, Remington 721B, Guise bolt and safety conversion

Colonel Charles Askins’ Griffin & Howe custom left hand 8mm Remington Magnum. Based on a Remington Model 721B action with a left hand bolt and safety conversion by Guise, G&H rifle number 2572 (serial number 346297) was gifted to the Unrepentant Sinner in 1982. Features include a 24-inch barrel, left hand bolt and safety conversion, five-panel checkered and engraved bolt knob, jeweled bolt body/follower/rails and a tuned trigger. The stock wears an ebony forend tip, 24 lines-per-inch borderless wrap checkering, steel grip cap, cheek piece with shadow line and a steel butt plate with widow’s peak. Additional appointments include an engraved crossbolt, sling swivel studs and a Redfield base. PROVENANCE: A search of Griffin & Howe records indicates “…a note back on the datebook entry says: 1982 Converted to 8m/m Remington Magnum. Given Col. Charles Askins – American Rifleman. MARKINGS: “No. 2572 Griffin & Howe . Inc . New York . NY.” and “8 m/m Rem. Mag.” appear on the barrel. “By Guise” shows on the right rear of the action. CONDITION: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. The polished blue stands well above 90 percent, with scattered light scratches and tarnish on the sling swivel studs, grip cap and butt plate. Wood is about 85 percent overall, with a significant impression on the left side of the forearm, a chip at the point of the upper tang (repaired), slight chipping at the edge of the pistol grip cap and some light spotting in the finish (mostly along the toe line). The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,000 plus shipping.


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Griffin & Howe .375 H&H Magnum, true magnum Mauser action, drop box, quarter rib, AAA English, nine pounds

Griffin & Howe .375 H&H Magnum built on a magnum Mauser. A stunning dangerous game rifle with superb appointments, the 24-inch barrel has a matted ramp front sight with brass bead, gracefully banded sling swivel stud and a matted quarter rib with one standing and two folding leafs regulated for 100/200/300 yards. The action is a true magnum Mauser (9.25-inches long) with single square bridge, integral bases with sighting notch (to clear open sights), sculpted drop box bottom metal (four plus one capacity) with inside-the-bow release button, two-position knurled wing safety, jeweled bolt body and follower, checkered (two panels) bolt knob and a finely-checkered trigger shoe. The stock is fashioned from an exhibition grade English walnut blank shot through with dark ribbons. Accents include an ebony forend tip, wrap-around 24 lines-per-inch checkering with double border, English (pancake) cheekpiece with wrapping shadow line, leather-wrapped recoil pad, steel grip cap and inletted pedestal sling swivel stud. Additional accenting touches include niter blued bolt release lever and screws. The extractor face has been tapered to “snap over” a round dropped into the chamber. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.0 pounds and length of pull is 13.8 inches. Drops are 1.5 and 1.75 inches from the top of the integral bases. MARKINGS: “No. 745 Griffin & Howe, Inc. New York” on rib, “.375 Magnum” on chamber left, “105306” behind the barrel lug, “73688” and what appears to be “E3B” on the underside of the barrel, and either “L87” or “187” on both the underside of the barrel and front ring. IMPORT MARKINGS: A tiny “BV LINDEN WA USA” shows on the underside of the barrel just ahead of the forend tip and “114” appears on the lower right front ring, suggesting it was imported from Canada. HISTORY: Per the Griffin & Howe historian, no records exist. CONDITION: It appears this rifle was completely refurbished by Griffin & Howe at some point. Careful examination of the action (inside) indicates the presence of filled side mount attachment points. The bore is virtually new, which combined with the slender contour suggests it was replaced using the original sights and banded stud. Metal finish is about 99 percent, with only slight indications of use. Wood finish is 99 percent as well, while wood integrity is about 98 percent due to a scattering of minor scuffs and field impressions. $10,000 plus shipping.


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Heym Dural drilling in 16 x 16 x 7x57R, scalloped boxlock, 6.4 pounds, 2.75-inch, 23.5-inch, pop-up rifle sight, horn guard

Heym (FW) Dural drilling in 16 x 16 x 7x57R. Serial 41682 (followed by “AH”) has 23.5-inch barrels with a blade front sight and pop-up rear rifle sight. The matted rib is fitted with bases for detachable claw mounts (not present). Shotgun barrel chambers are 2.75 inches and chokes are F/F. The scalloped boxlock Dural (alloy) action wears basic scroll engraving accents. Additional features include mechanical triggers, extractor, mechanical safety, bushed strikers, horn guard and sling loops. DIMENSIONS: Weight is just 6.4 pounds and length-of-pull is 14.25 inches. CONDITION: The bores are strong and bright with a hint of roughness just ahead of the chamber in the rifle bore. Barrels are on face and the opening lever rests just left of center. Trigger pulls are crisp. Finish over the barrels is approximately 75 percent with some thinning. Action finish is approximately 80 percent. The horn guard has repaired and nearly invisible hairline crack. Wood is approximately 85 percent with scattered impressions and thinning oil finish. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,750 plus shipping.


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Left hand Hill Country Rifles .338 Remington Ultra Magnum, Model 700, 26-inch 1/10, brake, Timney, McMillan, .5 MOA, 98 percent

Left hand Hill Country custom .338 RUM ( Remington Ultra Magnum ). Built in 2013 on a squared and trued Remington Model 700 action, features of serial number RR52288A include a 26-inch (27.5 inches with Thunder Beast Arms brake) Benchmark match grade stainless steel fluted barrel (1/10 twist, 5R, #6 contour), 20 MOA rail, Pacific Tool and Gauge tactical bolt knob (checkered), Timney trigger and a McMillan A3 Sporter stock (GAP camo, both pillar and glass bedding). Metal finish is Graphite Black Cerakote. ACCURACY: Superior Ammunition with Nosler .300-grain Accubond bullets resulted in a 100-yard group of .449 MOA during factory testing. (Number of rounds in the group was not specified.) DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.8 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Metal and stock finishes are each approximately 98 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,750 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Dallas Safari Club Foundation.


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Hoffman Arms custom Springfield .30-06, game scene engraved, sleek stock lines, horn tip, great bore

Hoffman Arms custom Springfield .30-06. From the storied firm in Ardmore, Oklahoma, this classic American sporter wears a 24-inch barrel with a banded front sight ramp topped by a brass-beaded blade. Although reprofiled, the barrel is original as the date stamp is partially visible on either side of the ramp (the left number being a “5” and the right being a “2”). The action itself has received minimal modifications (markings polished, carefully smoothed raceway, extractor and bolt body jeweled, Lyman aperture rear sight added, trigger face serrated with a checkered tip). The bottom metal has been replaced but the rear of the follower has not been beveled and the two-stage trigger mechanism remains in service. No serial number is present either above or below the wood line. STOCK: Fashioned from a walnut blank with strong lines and understated figure, the overall stock profile is wonderfully slim. The forend tip is horn. Fine borderless checkering with accent points wraps the forearm and bookends the grip shoulders in graceful panels. The slim, open pistol grip is capped with steel and the comb line is all but straight. The stock itself incorporates metal bedding pillars and wears an oil finish. The recoil pad was upgraded at some point in the not too distant past.  ENGRAVING: Sans attribution, the engraving is exceptional. The floor plate anchors the theme with a calling bull moose standing in profile against a forested background which is in turn vertically framed by fields of leafy vines with scroll and fleur accents. The pattern extends over the balance of the bottom metal and guard, then reappears on the front ring and on either end of the barrel. Stippling accents integrate on the front right ramp as well as the top of the ring and over the chamber. The grip cap also wears full coverage and the bolt knob is dressed with a horizontal band of fine checkering. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.2 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.65 inches. CONDITION: The bore is bright, not roughed, and has strong rifling. The action is solid and mechanics proper. At least a partial professional restoration seems likely (given the slight softening of the Hoffman legend engraved in the barrel). Metal finish now stands at approximately 85 percent with only minor instances of roughness showing under the finish. Engraving remains sharp. Jeweling over the extractor and bolt body has softened. Checkering is likely recut and the stock oiled. The price is firm and layaway is available. $8,750 plus shipping.


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Left hand Holehan Safari Hunter .404 Jeffery, refined Winchester 70 CRF, banded, quarter rib, express, drop box, AAA-grade English, 9.2 pounds, unfired

Left hand Holehan Safari Hunter .404 Jeffery. Built on a Winchester Model 70 action with controlled round feeding and extraction, serial G303359 has a 24-inch tapering (.700-inch muzzle diameter) heavy sporter barrel with a banded and hooded front sight topped by a brass-beaded blade, banded sling swivel stud and quarter rib with express leafs (one fixed and one folding, each with a sighting line). The action is much refined, with scalloped integral mounts for Talley rings (quick detaching 30mm high rings are included), jeweled bolt body, recontoured and checkered bolt release button, checkered bolt knob (four teardrop panels), tuned trigger and steel drop box bottom metal with an inside-the-bow release button. STOCK: The dynamic figure of the AAA-grade English walnut blank is accented by an ebony forend tip, fine wrap multi-point checkering with ribbons, double crossbolts, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, steel grip cap, pedestaled recessed sling swivel stud and a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. Metal finish is satin rust blue with polished accents and wood is a satin hand-rubbed oil. Initials “JT” appear on the trigger guard. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.2 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. CONDITION: Unfired since delivery. Essentially new, with two minor safe dings on the toe line just forward of the pad. The price is firm and layaway is available. $8,000 plus shipping.


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Holland & Holland .240 Apex takedown, serial 49, quick release mounts, Swarovski, outstanding bore

Holland & Holland .240 Apex takedown. Based on a much-refined Mauser 98 action, serial number 49 is a spectacular example of why Holland & Holland is regarded among the world’s finest riflemakers. The sleek little rifle features a 23-inch light sporter barrel with partially-banded front sight and sling eye, banded rear sight with one standing (marked 50/200) and one folding (marked 350) leaf, single-lever detachable mounting system, modified bolt handle, conventional two-position safety, trapdoor grip cap and horn butt plate. The safety lever can only partially rise when the scope is in position (remaining “on safe” with some tension although not locked and still allows free bolt operation). MARKINGS: Serial number (49) appears on front ring and guard. “Holland & Holland, 98 New Bond St., London” centers on the barrel, “Holland’s .240 Bore APEX Regd. Super Express Rifle” as well as “Nitro Proved” shows at the shank. “SANS-NOM TACOMA WA” appears under the wood on the front ring. ENGRAVING: .240 APEX CAL.” tops the front scope ring and “No. 49” the rear scope ring, “SAFE” appears in gold and “49” graces the guard. Both the takedown, guard and butt plate screws are timed and enhanced with scroll. OPTIC: A new Swarovski Z3 3-9×36 with plex reticle is included. DIMENSIONS: Weight (scoped) is 8.4 pounds. Length of pull is 14.15 inches. CONDITION: The bore is extraordinary – mirror bright and nearly pristine. Metal finish appears to be original and stands at approximately 70%, although most of the bottom metal coverage has thinned and silvered. Wood finish has thinned, with possible additions of oil. Checkering is worn and flattened. The stock itself bears the impressions of many days afield, in particular on the right side just forward of the butt plate. The barreled action has been glassed its full length. The horn butt plate is flaking and has some chipping and the right butt shows a teardrop area of finish that likely refreshed over a small knot. The scope is essentially new. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $16,500 plus shipping.


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Holland & Holland custom .450/400 3-inch double rifle, 1888 Royal receiver, unfired since regulation

Custom .450/400 3-inch double rifle built on a Holland & Holland Royal shotgun receiver from 1888. Serial number 12028 has 22-inch barrels with a matted rib that incorporates a pair of leaf express sights (one standing and unmarked, folder indicating “150”), along with Recknagel Eramatic quick-release mounts securing a Swarovski Z6 1.7-10×42 scope with plex reticle. Barrels are regulated with Hornady ammunition. Stocked in exhibition-grade English walnut, the splinter forend retains the original hardware and the original trigger guard has been reshaped for a pistol grip. The butt stock is highlighted by a trapdoor grip cap and bordered pancake cheekpiece. Wood finish is hand-rubbed oil, the ideal compliment to the rust blue of the barrels and bright color case of the receiver. Features include ejectors (timed), automatic safety, wonderfully tuned triggers (articulated front) and sling swivel studs. Maker is unknown. ENGRAVING: The receiver is graced with full-coverage bouquet and scroll, the pattern continuing over the top lever, guard and extending along the tangs. It also reappears on the mounts, forend furniture, safety button and trapdoor grip cap. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 11 pounds with scope, 9.4 pounds sans. Length-of-pull is 14.5 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.5 inches and cast (off) is approximately .5-inch. CONDITION: New and unfired as restocked and rebarreled. Engraving has softened. Ammunition from Hornady and Kynoch is readily available. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $23,500 plus shipping.


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Jarrett Coup de Mort .223 Remington, Nesika action, Talley, AAA-grade select walnut, superb stock, over 98 percent

Jarrett Model JS Coup de Mort .223 Remington single shot. Made in 2002, serial RD2002 is a heavy varminter with a tapered 27-inch (including brake) stainless steel barrel measuring .915-inch at the brake thread line. The barrel twist is 1/14 and the bore diameter is .224 per the Jarrett invoice. Additional features include a Nesika action, spiral-fluted bolt body, checkered and engraved bolt knob, auxiliary wide trigger shoe plate (removable) and a spooky trigger pull. The heavy varmint stock has an ebony forend tip, broad flat-bottomed beavertail for riding the bags, steel grip cap, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line and 26 lines-per-inch bordered checkering. MARKINGS: “Coup de Mort No. 06” appears on barrel right. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 12.2 pounds. Length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Bore is strong and bright, suggesting a low round count. Metal finish is at least percent, with only minor indications of handling. Wood integrity and finish is approximately 98 percent as well, with a Scotchman’s scattering of faint impressions and scratches. FACTORY TUNING: Jarrett states this rifle was tuned with 40-grain Nosler Ballistic Tip bullets. INCLUSION: Talley 30mm medium rings with Jarrett logo. The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,000 plus shipping.


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Left hand Jarrett JL Professional Hunter .375 H&H Magnum, Nesika, AR-15 extractor, banded, quarter rib express, brake, superb bore

Left hand Jarrett Model JL Professional Hunter .375 H&H Magnum. Serial JL00220 is based on a Nesika action manufactured by Dakota Arms and features a 23-inch (25 inches with brake) tapering heavy sporter barrel, banded and hooded front sight with beaded blade, banded sling swivel stud, quarter rib with a standing express blade (adjustable for windage, white sighting line), AR-15 type extractor, spiral fluted bolt body, checkered bolt knob, two-position safety, tuned trigger, alloy bottom metal with inside-the-bow release, textured synthetic stock with impressed checkering and cheek rest, Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad and Talley bases. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.8 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: The bore is pristine. Mechanics are solid. Metal finish is approximately 85 percent with scattered rubs and minor scratches. Stock finish is well over 95 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,750 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Dallas Safari Club Foundation.


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Kimber of Oregon special order matched and serialed set of four SuperAmerica rifles in .22 LR, .22 Magnum, .22 Hornet & .223 Remington, select wood, quarter ribs, steel butt plates, unfired

Kimber of Oregon matching set of four special order SuperAmerica rifles in .22 LR, .22 Magnum, .22 Hornet and .223 Remington. Crafted during the early 1980s, each of these SuperAmerica rifles features a 22-inch barrel with white-beaded blade front sight, quarter rib with folding adjustable rear sight and forward scope mount, rear scope mount, ebony forend tip, 24 lines-per-inch wrap checkering, scalloped cheek rest, steel grip cap and a checkered steel butt plate with widow’s peak. Metal wears polished blue finish and the wood a satin finish. As these were special order rifles, each of the AAA-grade claro blanks was selected for extra figure. All four are repeaters. ADDITIONAL FEATURES: The three Model 82s (.22 LR, .22 Magnum and .22 Hornet) each have straight bolt handles, while the Model 84 .223 Remington has an early bolt handle with a slight curve. Three sight hoods are included with the fourth being promised by the consignor. SERIAL NUMBERS: Each rifle has the same serial number within the confines of the established Kimber convention. The .22 LR is SA1BRM, the .22 Magnum SAM2BRM, the .22 Hornet SAH3BRM and the .223 Remington SA4BRM. INCLUSIONS: None. No boxes or papers. DIMENSIONS: Lengths-of-pull are approximately 13.6 inches. CONDITIONS: Rifles are appear to be unfired and remain in 100 percent new condition with the following minor exceptions. The .22 LR has a small impression from a knife point on the underside of the grip at the grip cap. The Hornet has two minor impressions on the left shoulder of the stock just ahead of the serial number. The .223 has an impression on the left shoulder of the stock immediately below the serial number and a tiny impression on the underside of the grip at the grip cap. All of these can be carefully addressed by a professional gunsmith upon request for no additional cost. The price is firm and layaway is available. $15,000 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon Model 89 Big Game Rifle 7mm Remington Magnum, circa 1988, show gun, engraved, gold, select wood, unfired

Kimber of Oregon Model 89 BGR 7mm Remington Magnum. A unique and very desirable Kimber, serial SC6000 was made circa 1988 and displayed at national hunting shows including the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation “Elk Camp”. The 23-inch barrel wears a polished blue finish and has a hooded ramp front sight (white bead) along with a quarter rib rear sight (with one standing and one folding express blades).  The receiver sports a matte finish (bolt handle, shroud, bottom metal and grip cap are polished to match the barrel) and has integral (square bridge) mounts for Kimber rings, jeweled bolt body/extractor/follower and a checkered bolt knob (four teardrop panels). The stock is shaped from a AAA-grade English blank, wears a gloss finish and is accented with an ebony forend tip, wrap checkering, inletted (Howell-type) sling swivel studs, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line and a steel grip cap. ENGRAVING: Factory engraver Larry Peters executed a superb bull elk in gold relief on the floorplate, framing the game scene portion with gold wire and then bracketing with bordered leaf and vine. The pattern continues over the guard and the theme reappears on the grip cap. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.2 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Almost certainly unfired and clearly never taken afield, the bore is pristine. Barrel blue is approximately 99 percent, with light rubbing over a portion of the muzzle. Action finish is essentially 100 percent. Wood is approximately 99 percent, with two insignificant impressions on the toe line. The recoil pad is hardening and darkening. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $6,000 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon Model 89 BGR SuperAmerica .300 H&H Magnum, 24-inch, 97 percent

Kimber of Oregon Model 89 BGR SuperAmerica in .300 H&H Magnum. Serial 8901161 features a 24-inch plain sporter barrel (.600 muzzle diameter), receiver with integral bases (square bridge configuration with recoil shoulders), three-position safety, steel bottom metal with inside-the-guard release button, steel grip cap, inletted sling swivel studs, ebony forend tip, 24 lines-per-inch wrap checkering, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line and a Kimber recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.2 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.4 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Mechanics operate properly. Metal finish is approximately 97 percent with trace thinning on the muzzle, bolt knob and bottom metal, along with a rack rub (minor band of thinning ) just ahead of the forend tip around the bottom half of the barrel. Wood is approximately 98 percent with a few minor impressions. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,000 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon Model 89 Big Game Rifle .35 Whelen, early production, likely unfired

Kimber of Oregon Model 89 Big Game Rifle in .35 Whelen. An early BGR in an uncommon chambering, serial number 8901636 has a 24-inch plain barrel (satin blue), matte blue action with Kimber bases, ebony forend tip, panel checkering, inletted (Howell-type) sling swivel studs and a steel grip cap. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.8 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.6 inches. CONDITION: Likely unfired since factory proof, the bore is pristine. Barrel finish is approximately 98 percent, with one minor ding on the underside near the muzzle and several trace tarnish dots over the chamber area. Action finish is at least 99 percent with trace indications of handling. Wood is 98 percent, with one small impression immediately under the model marking on receiver left and another at the heel. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,000 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon Model 89 BR African .375 H&H Magnum, circa 1987, early African, banded, quarter rib, 6+1, unfired

Kimber of Oregon Model 89 African .375 H&H Magnum. Made circa 1987, serial AR0229 is an early African model built on a true magnum-length action with integral mounts (square bridge) for Kimber rings. The barrel is 24 inches long with a banded front sight (brass-beaded blade and flip-up moon sight), banded sling swivel stud, quarter rib with express leafs (one fixed and one folding), three-position Model 70-type safety, straight bolt handle, drop box magazine (6 + 1 capacity, the extractor snapping over the last round) and a trapdoor grip cap (with extra beaded blade and Allen wrench tucked inside). STOCK: Based on a AA-grade English blank with strong, straight grain through the wrist, accents include an ebony forend tip, wrap checkering, twin crossbolts with ebony plugs, traditional (pancake) scalloped cheek rest with shadow line and a Howell-type inletted sling swivel stud on the toe line. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. CONDITION: Likely unfired since factory proof and never taken afield. The bore is pristine. Barrel finish (rust blue) is over 99 percent with but trace indications of handling. Receiver has taken on a uniform plum. Wood (satin) is over 99 percent, with one small impression on the toe line. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $7,500 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon Model 89 African Big Game Rifle .375 H&H Magnum, show gun, engraved, gold, serial BGRX375-1, quarter rib, express, square bridge, drop box, straight bolt, unfired, over 99 percent

Kimber of Oregon Model 89 Big Game Rifle “African” model in .375 H&H Magnum show gun. Completed circa 1987, serial BGRX375-1 is an outstanding example of Clackamas’ best efforts and was no doubt created to showcase both factory engraving as well as the African model (the dangerous game version of the BGR, this rifle not being marked “African” or having an African serial prefix). Features include a 24-inch tapered heavy sporter barrel, banded front sight with conventional brass-beaded blade and flip-up moon sight, barrel-mounted sling swivel stud, quarter rib (hand-matted top and leafs, one fixed and one folder, each with gold sighting lines), magnum-length square bridge action with recoil shoulders (accepts Kimber rings), straight bolt handle, three-position Model 70-type safety, drop box magazine (6+1 capacity, extractor snaps over) trap door grip cap and timed screws. STOCK: Shaped from a straight-grain blank selected for strength, appointments include an ebony forend tip, 26 lines-per-inch wrap checkering, double crossbolts with ebony plugs, scalloped ejection port shoulder, open grip profile, traditional (pancake) scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, inletted (Howell-type) sling swivel stud and timed screws. ENGRAVING: The late Larry Peters, Kimber’s factory engraver, once remarked that he spent more time on this particular rifle than any other during the time of his service. The complex and detailed supporting pattern radiates outward from a gold relief maned lion that graces the floorplate. Bordered by arches of leafy vine, the supporting pattern covers the entirity of the bottom metal, receiver and grip cap. It then reappears on the band, quarter rib, barrel, shroud and bolt handle. “Kimber of Oregon. Inc., Clackamas, Oregon, U.S.A.” is engraved just forward of the rib. The bolt knob is hand-checkered (four complex teardrops over a sunburst). DIMENSIONS: Weight is 10.0 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Likely unfired since factory proof and certainly never hunted. Metal (rust blue) and wood (satin) finishes are at least 99 percent with traces of handling. The ivory moon sight bead is missing (will be replaced upon request). No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $10,000 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon Model 89 BGR .375 H&H Magnum, likely special order, serial SG5, quarter rib, express, nearly 100 percent

Kimber of Oregon Model 89 Big Game Rifle in .375 H&H Magnum. Wearing serial SG5 and likely a special order, features include a 24-inch medium sporter barrel with hooded ramp front sight (white bead), quarter rib with express blades (one fixed and one folding), integral (square bridge) mounts for Kimber rings and a three-position wing safety. The stock is dressed with an ebony forend tip, inletted (Howell-type) sling swivel studs, wrap checkering, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line and a steel grip cap. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.0 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.4 inches. CONDITION: Likely unfired since proof and certainly never hunted, the bore is pristine. Both metal (matte rust blue) and wood (satin) are essentially 100% with only trace suggestions of handling. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,000.


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Kimber of Oregon Founder’s Edition Model 89 Big Game Rifle .375 H&H Magnum, second created, engraved, gold, select AAA-grade English, unfired

Kimber of Oregon Model 89 Big Game Rifle Founder’s Edition .375 H&H Magnum. BACKGROUND: During 1987, Kimber of Oregon owner’s Jack and Greg Warne elected to expand from making only rimfire (Model 82) and short-action centerfire (Model 84) rifles. In order to accomplish this an injection of funding was required, so a private placement stock offering was established. The initial outline was to offer at least $1.5M of stock with a minimum investment of $50K per individual. Those investing would be deemed “Founders” and part of their consideration was a Founder’s Edition Model 89 Big Game Rifle in a caliber of their choosing. While the initial edition size was intended to be 14 rifles, only eight were ever produced (according to detailed records kept by Kimber factory engraver, the late Larry Peters). The subject rifle is the second to be created (as designated by its serial number – FE-2). DESCRIPTION: Wearing a heavy sporter barrel sans provisions for open sights, the rifle adopts a general SuperAmerica configuration. The metal wears a polished blue finish and the action the standard capacity (3+1, the full-length claw extractor easily snapping over a hand-fed round). Mounts for Kimber rings are integral (square bridged) with the receiver. The safety is a three-position (similar to a Winchester Model 70). The action, of course, is a true controlled-round feeding design – a hybrid of the Mauser Model 98 and the Winchester pre-64 Model 70. STOCK: Crafted from a specially-selected AAA-grade English walnut blank accented with an ebony forend tip and 24 lines-per-inch multi-point wrap checkering, appointments include recessed (Howell-type) sling swivel studs, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, steel grip cap and a satin finish. ENGRAVING: Larry Peters centered the bust of a roaring grizzly in a circular French gray field, bordered it with gold wire and accented the balance of the bottom metal with bordered and shaded vine. The pattern continues over the receiver and the double lever rings (1-inch medium). The bolt knob is hand-checkered with four panels plus a starburst and the action screws have received similar attention. Signatures of both Jack Warne and Greg Warne are reproduced on gold on either side of the chamber, “Kimber Big Game Rifle” circles the grizzly bust and “Founders Edition, 1 of 14” boldy rides the barrel. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.6 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Unfired and nearly pristine with only minor indications of careful handling, the exception being cracking and darkening on the right side of the recoil pad. INCLUSIONS: The original factory hard case (designated by the affixed Kimber label), box end label (separate from the case), and papers are present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $10,000 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon Model 89 African Big Game Rifle .416 Rigby Magnum, banded, quarter rib, express, drop box, straight bolt, unfired

Kimber of Oregon Model 89 Big Game Rifle African .416 Rigby Magnum. Made circa 1986, serial AF0145 has a 24-inch tapering heavy sporter barrel with banded and hooded front sight (brass-beaded blade and flip-up moon sight), banded sling swivel stud, quarter rib rear sight with express leafs (one fixed and one folding), integral (square bridge) mounts for Kimber rings, straight bolt handle, three-position wing safety and a drop box magazine (4+1 capacity, extractor snaps over hand-fed rounds). The stock features an ebony forend tip, wrap checkering, double crossbolts with ebony plugs, open pistol grip profile, trapdoor grip cap (with extra front sight blade), traditional (pancake) scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, inletted (Howell-type) sling swivel stud on the toe line and a Kimber recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.0 pounds and the length-of-pull is 14.0 inches. CONDITION: Almost certainly unfired since factory proof and clearly never hunted, the bore is pristine. Metal finish (matte rust blue) as well as wood (satin finish) are essentially 100 percent with but trace suggestions of handling. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $8,000 plus shipping.


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Luxus Arms M-11 S, 7mm-08 Remington & .375 H&H Magnum barrels, quarter ribs, banded studs, pristine

Luxus Arms M-11 S with two 26-inch barrels featuring recessed target crowns and banded sling swivel studs. The 7mm-08 Remington barrel has a quarter rib which accepts Weaver-style rings and the .375 H&H Magnum barrel’s quarter rib is set up for Talley rings. Features include a spooky trigger pull, AAA-grade claro walnut with elegant crossing grain, steel grip cap with timed screws and a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight (with 7mm-08 barrel) is 7.2 pounds and length-of-pull is 14.2 inches. CONDITION: Both bores are pristine. The rifle appears to never have seen the field. Metal finishes are nearly 100 percent, with only a few minor handling marks in the matte blue. Wood is also nearly 100 percent, with only a small impression on the right side of the pistol grip aft of the cocking lever. A proper box without end label and a logo slip (sock) are included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,500 plus shipping.


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Extraordinary Makinson & Son .600 Nitro Express, 1,100 hours of engraving by Adone Pozzobon, serial 600, 900-grain, one of the finest double rifles extant

As is sometimes the case with unique and valuable firearms, a degree of speculation and unintended misinformation has become associated with this rifle. The historical and background information presented here was gleaned from direct interviews with Mr. Nick Makinson and Mr. Adone Pozzobon. 

Crafted over a 15-year period by N.J. Makinson & Son, this spectacular .600 Nitro Express is the only rifle of this caliber Makinson ever produced and one of approximately 30 firearms which comprise their total output. Not intended for sale, it was concepted and created to showcase the extraordinary level of craftsmanship and detail a client might expect from a firm founded to provide bespoke firearms which equal or best those from the storied houses of London. The rifle was owned by the company’s financial principal, Mr. Milan Babiar, until approximately the time of his passing. Fittingly serialed “600”, it features 26-inch barrels (sourced from Ferlach as unfinished tubes), each with a finished muzzle diameter of .865 inches. Tapered and scalloped, the front sight base rises from the rib and transitions to a broad pedestal that secures a substantial brass-beaded blade. Possibly as an intended but fleeting courtesy for an imagined gunbearer, a sling loop attachment has been fitted to the underrib, yet its counterpart was never positioned on the toe line. A drift-adjustable express rear sight large enough to chock a corporate jet rides atop an equally massive quarter rib. The action bears a London proof, appropriate in as much as it was acquired from the J.B. Phillipson Company. The pinless (or picture) locks were a special order from York & Walling. (Both Phillipson and Y&W are well-respected suppliers to the premium gun trade.) Mr. Makinson discovered the oversized matching two-piece blank at a New York firm. Sadly, the name of the craftsman who shaped and finished the stock has been lost to history. Among special appointments are extended tangs, rolled trigger guard, trap door grip cap and a blank oval on the toe line. Additional mechanical features include ejectors, automatic safety and an articulated front trigger. While the stock is graced with drop points and wonderfully-executed checkering set apart by partially Mullered borders and bearing what amounts to the perfect traditional scalloped cheek rest accented with a surrounding shadow line, it is the magic of the wood itself that staggers. Shot through with a heavy, winding figure dark to the point of being sinister, it maintains a brooding elegance through its full length.

ENGRAVING: Requiring some 1,100 hours over a period of two years until completion in 1999, the entirety of this masterwork was performed by Adone Pozzobon. In addition to creating every aspect of the elephant scenes and presenting them to Mr. Babiar for countless refinements until approval, Mr. Pozzobon quickly realized that it was necessary to craft his own engraving tools in order to produce the extraordinary detail the project demanded. By way of example, the trunks and tusks of each elephant are approximately .001 greater in relief than their heads and bodies to create depth. Likewise, the foreground vegetation, background grasses, trees and even the sky come alive via similar dimensional relief. Shadowing within each of the three game scenes was accomplished by approaching every detail down to individual blades of grass from either side with the most delicate tools, rather than with chemical shading. The sky, grasses and other portions of the scenes actually come alive as the rifle slowly rotates in hand, yet the bulls themselves remain constant in the foreground. Detail is such that it seems possible to discern the blood pulsating through the veins in each of the outstretched ears. The left lock features a grand old bull and his askari moving across the savannah, possibly at the moment the wise one begins to suspect the presence of a hunter and flares, the younger honoring. The right lock showcases another pair, the greater bull with his head high – the precise instance when a PH would hiss, “Take him! Take him now!”. The underside presents a solitary bull moving along a path as have countless of his generations before, the background in staggering relief. Each of the three scenes is surrounded with an appropriately bold floral and vine design that continues over the full length of the quarter rib, opening lever and tangs, reappears on the front sight base and in wedges over the chambers, and at full coverage over the forend furniture, safety and grip cap. Both “SAFE” and the serial “600” are presented in gold, and the engraver’s signature appears on the flat near the front trigger.

DIMENSIONS: Weight is 15.0 pounds, including a removable mercury recoil reducer secured in the stock. Length-of-pull is 14.7 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.1 inches, and cast off is approximately .30-inch.

CONDITION: Bores are pristine and the extractors pong with alarming but necessary authority. Bluing over the barrels is about 95 percent with modest suggestions of thinning. The balance of the metal stands at approximately 98 percent with an occasional hint of tarnish, most of which is on the lower tang. The wood is also approximately 98 percent.

CASE: A fitted leather and oak takedown case with brass furniture secures the rifle. Lined in red felt, it is additionally appointed with a two-piece ebony and brass cleaning rod, snaps, oiler, striker bottle and a fitted sling loop. The lid is secured by twin leather straps and a brown canvas field cover provides the proper finishing touch. A Holland & Holland maker’s label is positioned on the inside upper lid and the top of the oiler is similarly marked. The case does not lock as the internal portion of the mechanism has been removed. Otherwise, it presents in approximately 98 percent condition.

INCLUSIONS: Kynock five-pack box with two original 900-grain solids, one original 900-grain soft and two additional rounds of softs prepared with Wenger-marked brass. A pair of photographs of the blanks prior to shaping and a  5.5-inch square Makinson table card are also present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $200,000 plus shipping.


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Mauser 98 custom .280 Remington, Austria, octagon-to-round, outstanding metal and wood, 7.2 pounds, 98 percent

Mauser (Oberndorf) Model 98 mountain rifle in .280 Remington. Crafted in Austria, serial 102675 is an superb light weight sporter stocked in richly-figured AAA walnut with end-to-end crossing grain. While every aspect of the wood’s execution, checkering and finish is exceptional, it is the metalwork quality that staggers. A 23.5-inch tapered octagon-to-round barrel has a full-length integral matted rib ending in a raised front sight ramp topped with a brass-beaded blade. The barrel-mounted swivel stud is seamlessly soldered. The single leaf rear folding sight is dovetailed into the rib. Accents include a checkered steel grip cap, checkered steel butt plate with widow’s peak, timed and engraved screws, double triggers, two-position wing safety on a custom shroud and sleek steel bottom metal with a levered floor plate release. The rifle’s markings indicate “Made in Austria” yet execution is American classic with European heritage slightly evidenced by the petite Schnabel forend and the scalloped pancake cheek rest with shadow line. A straight bolt knob is properly configured to clear a scope. No maker’s name is declared. DIMENSIONS: Weight (with bases) is 7.2 pounds. Length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright with no evidence of use. Metal and wood finishes are each at least 98 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,000 plus shipping.


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Kurz Mauser 8×51, Oberndorf, octagon-to-round, integral rib, 6.6 pounds, single stage, light engraving, good bore

Kurz Mauser 8x51mm. A lively little sporter, serial 4325 (appears 3x: underside of barrel, underside of action and inside the barrel channel) wears a Krupp 20-inch octagon-to-round tapered barrel (.575-inch muzzle diameter) with an integral matted tapering rib (.315-inch at the muzzle). The rib is topped with a beaded blade front sight and a dovetailed rear sight with two hand-matted leafs (one fixed and one folder), each dressed with a gold sighting line. The action, bottom metal, grip cap and screws are appointed with light bordering and scroll engraving. Stock accents include a Schnabel forearm, checkered grip with partial Mullered border, scalloped pancake cheek rest with shadow line, checkered horn butt plate and a grip cap with raised initial plate (blank). The rifle is provisioned for sling hooks. ACTION: Notable action features include a straight bolt handle, “hook” roll over safety (180 degrees, three positions), checkered bolt release and single stage trigger). MOUNTS: The included 30mm claw mounts are something of a conundrum and could only have been created by someone with intelligence approximating that of a Biden cabinet appointee. The attach/detach peration is proper, yet the the safety lever contacts the scope tube as it moves into the center (vertical) position. Also, an ocular housing diameter of approximately 1.4 inches or less is required in order not to make contact with the bolt handle during its operation. MARKINGS: “H. Halverscheid” is engraved on barrel right. Barrel left is marked “Hagen.” over the chamber and a silver elongated oval appears along side. The action is marked “49905” on the underside of the receiver with a partial number appearing 3x on the bolt and again on the magazine box. “7.7” appears on the underside as well (bore diameter measures approximately .315-inch). Receiver left is marked “2gGBP St. m. G.” and “Waffenfabrik Mauser-Oberndorf A/N”. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.6 pounds inclusive of rings. Length-of-pull is 13.3 inches. CONDITION: The bore is bright and shiny without signs of roughness. Metal finish is approximately 65 percent, with general thinning and browning. Mechanics operate properly. Wood is approximately 80 percent, with a trace of a stabilized hairline at the tang. The price is firm and layaway is available. $6,500 plus shipping.


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Mauser 8×57, unusual commercial carbine configuration, double Schnabel, double set triggers, 20-inch barrel with three-leaf rear sight

Mauser 8×57 in unusual carbine configuration. Serial number 79076 has a standard-length action and features a 20-inch barrel with three-leaf rear sight (one fixed and two folders) mounted on boss, stippled front ring, hinged floorplate with lever and double set triggers. The stock is unusually long to the fore, with double Schnabels, sling loops, wrap-around bordered checkering, steel grip cap, cheekpiece and horn butt. MARKINGS: Serial appears on barrel, receiver, bolt handle, extractor, shroud, safety and cocking piece. Others include “ON” on barrel left, Waffenfabrik Mauser-CBerndorf A/N” on wall, “OB” on bolt handle. “Germany” is stamped into the right side of the butt. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.4 pounds and length-of-pull from the front trigger is 14.25 inches. CONDITION: Bore is bright, with strong rifling. Set triggers need adjustment as it can slam fire during dry function testing with operated with authority. Rear folding leaf is slightly loose when placed in the raised position. Right side of rear ring tapped for receiver sight and now plugged. Markings are sharp. Barrel and action blue are approximately 80 percent. Bottom metal blue is about 40 percent, with general thinning and browning. Wood finish appears to have been refreshed at some point. Checkering shows light wear and the stock itself shows a general pattern of impressions. Butt plate has scattered worm holes and a chip at the toe. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,500 plus shipping.


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Outstanding David Miller custom left hand 6mm Remington, made for gunwriter Dave Petzal of Outdoor Life, pictured in Miller book, several special features, 98 percent

Left hand David Miller & Curt Crum custom 6mm Remington. Made for Outdoor Life Magazine’s Dave Petzal and based on a much-refined and modified Remington Model 700 short action, serial A6304132 is spectacular in every respect. Important features include a sleek 23-inch barrel  (.525 muzzle diameter), large redundant (AR-15 type) extractor, jeweled bolt body, custom bolt shroud with two-position wing safety, custom bolt handle with three-panel checkered knob, recontoured tang and a checkered steel grip cap. A Leupold Vari-X III 2.5-8x with Duplex reticle is secured in a contoured Miller mount. Metal finish is an ideal rust blue. STOCK: Painstakingly shaped and detailed from an elegant English walnut blank with strong-running figure, appointments include 26 lines-per-inch borderless wrap checkering highlighted by elegant fleurs, sculped darts and scalloped cheek rest with shadow line. The finish is an elegant satin hand-rubbed oil. PROVENANCE: The David Miller legend appears on the barrel and Curt Crum’s stamping rides the inside of the barrel channel. A full page photograph of this rifle captioned as being made for Dave Petzal appears on page 97 of Tom Turpin’s Mastery of Wood & Metal, David Miller Co. book. The included copy is inscribed by the author to the consignor and page 97 is signed by both Miller and Crum. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.4 pounds (scoped) and length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. CONDITION: The bore is bright and shiny. Metal finish is approximately 98 percent. Wood approaches 99 percent, with but one tiny impression on the bottom of the stock near the forward attach screw. The price is firm and layaway is available. $15,000 plus shipping.


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Left hand custom Montana Rifle Company 1999 .375 H&H Magnum, stainless, brake, 8.4 pounds, tuned trigger, Talley, over 90 percent

Left hand custom Montana Rifle Company Model 1999 .375 H&H Magnum. Based on a stainless steel Model 1999 action with the build attributed to Scott Mayes by the former owner, serial C07-0340 features an unmarked 22-inch stainless steel barrel (24 inches with brake, no provision for sights), three-position wing safety, tuned trigger, Talley bases and a premium synthetic stock with impress checkering and textured matte black finish. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.4 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. CONDITION: The bore is bright. Metal finish (satin) is well over 90 percent with scattered rubbing. Stock finish is approximately 95 percent with occasional minor chips. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,250 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Dallas Safari Club Foundation.


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Custom .416 Rigby Magnum on bespoke Prechtl Magnum Mauser action, Lothar Walther, Dennis Smith stock, Lon Paul metal, quarter rib express, Rigby lines, 14.2 inches, over 99 percent

Magnificent bespoke .416 Rigby Magnum on a Prechtl Magnum Mauser action. Completed over the course of six years and bearing the unmistakable lines of a classic Rigby, serial number 0684 is a joint creation of three outstanding craftsmen. BARRELED ACTION: Ordered directly from Gottfried Prechtl (Germany) in 2001, the single square bridge magnum Mauser action is fitted with a 24-inch Lothar Walther barrel (tapering to .710-inch at the muzzle) wearing an integral front ramp, banded sling swivel stud and quarter rib. The front ring of the action is rounded over the sides and then turns to flow forward for a flawless transition into the rib. Additional Prechtl features include a Mauser-style “turn-over” safety, straight bolt handle, Recknagel trigger and a Rigby-style floorplate with a serrated inside-the-bow release button. Magazine capacity is four rounds (not 4+1). Feeding/extraction/ejection is magically smooth and single rounds can be thumbed into the chamber with the extractor closing over sans hesitation. The front sight blade itself is removable from the ramp and the brass bead is properly augmented by a flip-up moon sight. The quarter rib secures a fixed express blade and two folding leafs (marked “200 YDS” and “300 YDS”), each with a gold sighting line. STOCK: Dennis Smith shaped the stock from an exceptionally strong-grained English blank. Appointments include 24 lines-per-inch checkering (wrapping over the forearm and panels on either side of the grip) with partially-mullered borders, twin crossing bolts, scalloped pancake cheek rest with a wrapping shadow line, pedestaled bottom metal, steel grip cap, Howell-type inletted sling swivel stud on the toe line and a Silvers pad. The satin finish provides the perfect subtile accent to each feature and transition. METAL: Lon Paul had the final say with the metal, perfecting the corners and surfaces, filing the rib and rear bridge and applying the elegant rust blue. His work was completed in 2006. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 11.2 pounds and the length-of-pull is 14.2 inches. CONDITION: Test fired only and never hunted, the rifle remains in nearly 100 percent condition with scant evidence of handling. The price is firm and layaway is available. $15,000 plus shipping.


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Remington 1903 .30-06, 1942, British proofs, great bore, sharp markings

Remington 1903 .30-06. Serial 3046480 has a 24-inch barrel with 2/42 date and British proofs (4x: near barrel date, left side of chamber area, action and bolt handle). A number of Remington “R” marks appear scattered over the metal as well, in addition to stamps and a cartouche on the stock. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright with no visible roughness. Mechanics appear to operate properly. Metal finish appears original and presents at approximately 85 percent. Wood finish and condition is approximately 80 percent and absent any significant flaws. Metal markings are tack sharp and wood markings are very good. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,000 plus shipping.


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Remington – Hepburn .38-55, 30-inch octagon-to-round, good bore with viable rifling, 40 percent colors, sharp markings, excellent mechanics

Remington – Hepburn .38-55. Serial number 8255 (appears 2x, on tang and underside of barrel) wears a 30-inch octagon-to-round barrel (.875-inch muzzle diameter) with a recessed crown and hooded post front sight. Additional features include a color case receiver, metal forearm cap and butt plate, folding tang-mounted aperture rear sight and a checkered pistol grip. MARKINGS: Caliber appears 2x (underside of barrel forward of the forearm cap and beneath the forearm on the lower flat), “Remington Arms Co. Ilion NY” rides the top flat, “Hepburns Pat. Oct 7 1879” shows on the lower left receiver and the number 23270 plus an “anchor” is on the lower flat just ahead of the receiver. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.2 pounds and length-of-pull is 14.0 inches. CONDITION: The bore is good overall, with viable rifling and scattered light pitting. Barrel finish is approximately 70 percent, with some thinning/browning and areas of light roughness from tarnish. Receiver colors are approximately 40 percent overall, with general fading and over the top, tang and guard areas, along with spots of tarnish. The aperture disc shows some dimples on its face. Cap and plate silver is approximately 60 percent with some scratches on the plate. Wood is approximately 80 percent overall with sharp checkering, a few small impressions and what is either tiny finish lift or hairline showing at the tang (will stabilize upon request). Markings are also tack sharp and mechanics of the action are strong and positive. The price is firm and layaway is available. $7,500 plus shipping.


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Remington Light Baby Carbine rolling block .44 CF, serial 732, 18-inch, very good bore, antique classification

Remington Light Baby Carbine rolling block .44 CF. Serial number 732 (appears 2x under stock on left side of frame) features an 18-inch banded barrel with tip-up sight. MARKINGS: A “B” appears on the left side of the band, “3” and “6” on the sight face the shooter when the sight is raised, maker and patent date appear in three lines on the tang and “44 CF” shows on the left side of the grip. CONDITION: The bore is bright, with strong rifling and but a few minor dark or rough spots. Mechanics are strong and positive. Metal finish has generally thinned and browned. Surface has spotty darkness and some light roughness. Wood has great integrity and wood surface condition is very good. As this rifle is an antique, no FFL is required for shipment. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,000 plus shipping.


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Rigby .225 Winchester double rifle, engraved, Leupold in ERA quick release, exhibition English, 99% condition

Rigby (CA) .225 Winchester boxlock ejector double rifle. Serial 386047 is special in many respects, first among them the caliber. The .225 Winchester has a ballistic performance similar to the .224 Weatherby or the great .22-250 Remington. Designed for bolt-action rifles, it has a semi-rimmed case similar in profile to a necked down .30-30 Winchester. Both ammunition and components are available. The barrels are 26-inches long with a bead front sight, express rear sights (one fixed and two folders), each leaf dressed with a gold sighting line and regulation distance (50/100/200) on its face. Features include exhibition grade English walnut with spectacular, dark marbling and bold grain, beavertail forend, English cheekpiece with shadow line, fine bordered checkering, ejectors, manual safety and an ERA quick release mounting system integrated into the rib. A Leupold VX-III 1.5-5x20mm scope with Duplex reticle is included. ENGRAVING: The action wears a bold scroll to nearly full coverage, the pattern continuing along the top lever, tangs and reappearing on the forend furniture and grip cap. Gold accents include “J. Rigby & Co.” centered on the lower receiver, “John Rigby & Co.” and “.225 Win.” on the rib, the adorsed “RR” logo on the grip cap and “SAFE” just ahead of the tang safety. The original owner’s initials (PEH) appear on the guard. The engraving is unsigned. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 12.5 pounds with scope attached, 11.4 pounds sans. Length-of-pull is 14.9 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2 inches, and cast off is approximately .20 inch. CONDITION: Bores are bright and shiny. The polished rust blue of the barrels, guard, forend furniture, top lever and grip cap is 99% with only slight evidence of handling. Action finish is virtually 100%. Wood at least 99% overall, with only slight indications of handling. The rifle has seen less than one box of shells since regulation. The price is firm and layaway is available. $22,500 plus shipping.


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Rigby double rifle in .35 Rigby, engraved by Barry Lee Hands, nearly 500 rounds of Superior ammunition, hard case

John Rigby & Company .35 Rigby boxlock ejector double rifle with elegant engraving by Barry Lee Hands. Barrels are 24 inches long with a three-leaf express sight (one fixed and regulated for 50, along with two folders marked 150 / 200 but left green), plus integral EAA bases for quick release rings. Stocked in exhibition grade English walnut with bordered checkering, a pancake cheekpiece and wearing a satin finish, the presentation of the wood is staggering. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 10.2 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.85 inches and drops are 1.375 and 1.875 inches. Cast off is approximately .4 inch. ENGRAVING: The coin-finished receiver is engraved with fine bouquet and scroll pattern which then extends along barrels, rib, forend latch, lever, tangs and water table. A Cape buffalo bust highlights the bottom of the action. Gold accents include “John Rigby & Co” and “.35 Rigby” on the rib, sight distances and reference lines, “Safe” on the tang, adorsed “RR” logo on pistol grip trap door and former owner’s initials on the guard. Overall metal finish condition is at least 98%, with only light evidence of use and storage. Overall wood finish is about 97%, mostly due to smaller impressions (most of which could be raised). Action serial number differs slightly from that of the barrels/forend, no doubt as a result of the unique ownership history. AMMUNITION: Nearly 500 rounds of custom-loaded Superior Ammunition (250 grain bullets, .348 Winchester brass) and a takedown case with Rigby logo (broken lock) are included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $15,000 plus shipping.


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Rigby .450 Nitro Express, 1906, 28-inch, ejectors, long forend, great bores, exceptional regulation and accuracy, cased, ammo

Rigby .450 Nitro Express. Made in 1906 for the Honorable Captain Guy Wilson, serial number 17311 is a Class C double rifle wearing 28-inch barrels with a beaded blade front sight, filed rib, dovetailed rear leafs (one fixed express and three folders left green) and ejectors. Additional features include a barrel-mounted sling loop (1-inch), mechanical safety, bushed strikers, long forend (11 inches), drop points, steel grip cap, sling button and an initial plate (blank). ENGRAVING: The action is graced with bordered vine to 25 percent, the pattern continuing over the tangs, guard, grip cap and screws. “SAFE” appears in gold on the upper tang. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 11.2 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.7 inches over the pad, drops are 1.6 and 2.4 inches, and cast off is approximately .20-inch. CONDITION: The bores are strong and bright. Chambers are smooth. Barrels are full on face and the opening lever rests at center. Trigger pulls, safety, ejectors and the forend latch operate positively and properly. Barrel finish appears to be a vintage refresh (markings have softened although the rib marking remains sharp), the blue thinning to approximately 50 percent with rubs and a few scattered dings in evidence. The action finish appears original with colors given over to silver. Engraving remains sharp. The guard is appears to have refreshed blue with a hint of softening to its engraving. Wood is solid. Checkering is worn and a general distribution of impressions and scratches are present. The pad has hardened considerably and bulged at the ends. ACCURACY: Fired by the consignor with Hornady 480-grain DGX bullets, an included target shows a pair of two-shot, 100-yard groups with an extreme spread of 4.21 inches and superb regulation. AMMUNITION: Five rounds of Kynoch 480-grain softs, 24 rounds of Kynoch 480-grain solids, 24 rounds of Hornady 480-grain DGX and 75 fired cases are included. CASE: A vintage leather takedown case with new interior, sling, oil bottle and decocking block is present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $37,500 plus shipping.


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Ruger No. 3 45-70, Liberty, 1976, strong wood figure, 98 percent

Ruger No. 3 .45-70. Made in 1976, this “Liberty” model wears serial 130-55382. Features include a 22-inch barrel with banded front sight and folding rear sight. The walnut stock has strong character. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.6 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Lightly fired (if at all), the bore is pristine. Metal finish is approximately 99 percent. Wood is approximately 98 percent with a few minor handling impressions. No box is present but a manual is included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,500 plus shipping.


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Left hand Serengeti Jaguar .338 Winchester Magnum, early production, brake, open sights, AR-15 extractor, spiral fluted, 7.4 pounds, superb bore

Left hand Serengeti Jaguar .338 Winchester Magnum. Made in Wylie, Texas, serial SA020 is outfitted with a 24-inch barrel (25.5 inches including brake), banded and hooded front sight with beaded blade, adjustable ERA island rear sight with notched express blade, AR-15 type extractor, spiral-fluted bolt body, tuned trigger, steel bottom metal with inside-the-bow release, premium synthetic stock with impressed checkering and Talley bases. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.4 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.9 inches. CONDITION: The bore is superb. Mechanics are crisp. Metal finish is approximately 90 percent scattered light rubbing and scratching. Stock finish is approximately 80 percent owing to a concentrated area of rubbing on the right side of the butt. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,750 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Dallas Safari Club Foundation.


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Smith & Wesson .30-06 prototype semi-automatic sporting rifle, 22-inch, detachable box magazine, 98 percent

Smith & Wesson prototype semi-automatic sporting rifle. Chambered in .30-06, serial number XP0046H was almost certainly made by Howa, as it is marked “Made In Japan”. Features include a 22-inch barrel with ramp front sight and Williams adjustable rear sight, drilled and tapped bridge, steel detachable box magazine, crossbolt safety and alloy trigger guard. The action profile is similar to that of a Remington Woodsmaster, yet the bolt release button is located just left of center and near the top of the action. MARKINGS: The Smith & Wesson logo appears on the grip cap and butt plate. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.0 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Bore is pristine. Metal finish is about 98 percent, with a few small areas showing light rubs from shipping and handling. Wood has a few impressions under the finish, with overall condition being about 98 percent with small scuffs at the lower rear of the forend and point of the butt just behind the guard. One of the two screws attaching the bracket for the bolt release button is missing. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,000 plus shipping.


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Weatherby Sauer Junior .224 Weatherby Magnum, West Germany, S8027, claw mounts, superb bore, 97 percent plus overall

Weatherby Sauer Junior .224 Weatherby Magnum. Made in West Germany on a miniature six-lug Mark V-style action, this spectacular little rifle weights just 7.4 pounds with the scope attached. Serial S8027 (also appears on the underside of the bolt handle) has a 24-inch barrel with banded front ramp sight and banded rear sight with fixed serrated blade. Additional features include a double set trigger, sling loops and Sauer butt plate. Length of pull is 15 inches. SCOPE: The German-made Weatherby Variable 2-7x is mounted in an EAW Quick-Loc Pivot Mount system with 1-inch rings. It has a thin crosshair reticle and remains wonderfully clear. All three 12 o’clock adjustments (one for focus, the others for windage and elevation) appear to operate properly. However, the magnification adjustment is stuck on 2x. CONDITION: Bore is bright and shiny, with sharp rifling. The polished blue is about 97%, with only a slight area of thinning and freckling on the bottom of the front sight band and other slight indications of handling. Wood finish is nearly 100% and the stock condition is about 95% due to scattered field impressions (mostly on bottom of forearm just ahead of the floorplate) and one isolated larger spot on the left side of the butt near the toe. CARTRIDGE NOTES: The .224 Weatherby Magnum was introduced in 1963. Performance is similar to the .22-250 Remington. Weatherby-branded ammunition is commercially available. IMPORT MARKING: “BV LYNDEN WA” appears in tiny letters on the underside of the barrel just ahead of the forend tip. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,500 plus shipping.


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Harry Selby’s Weatherby Mark V .300 Weatherby Magnum, 1967, engraved, gold initials, scoped, superb provenance and condition

Weatherby Mark V factory custom .300 Weatherby Magnum. Made in 1967 by special order for a satisfied safari client and presented to renowned African professional hunter Harry Selby, serial number P134412 stands tall among the most important and desirable West German Weatherby rifles ever created. Basic features include a 24-inch barrel, jeweled bolt body, two-panel checkered bolt knob, rosewood forend tip and pistol grip cap with double spacers, intricate skip-line checkering pattern, Buehler mounts and a Weatherby 2-7x scope with fine crosshair reticle. CONFIGURATION: The rifle has a right hand bolt and a left hand (right side) cheek rest, as was Selby’s preference. ENGRAVING: The floorplate presents initials “JHS” (for John Henry Selby – “Harry” was his nickname) in gold relief. The entirety of the action as well as the Buehler mounts wear full-coverage scroll intertwined with flowing grasses, the pattern continuing along the top of the barrel to the middle of the forend tip. PROVENANCE: Dated 2nd August, 2017, a letter with Mr. Selby’s original signature recounts his time with the rifle. MARKINGS: In addition to the standard Weatherby markings, a small “Griffin & Howe, Andover NJ” rides the bottom of the barrel just forward of the forend tip and “181529” shows on the bottom of the trigger guard, these both required as a condition of the recent repatriation from Africa. DIMENSIONS: Weight, with scope, is 8.8 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Engraving is flawless. The barrel blue is approximately 95 percent, with some thinning on the muzzle face and a highlight line along the top between the muzzle and forend tip (no doubt from riding the rack in a safari truck). One small freckle appears on the right side of the barrel a few inches aft of the muzzle. The action finish is 100 percent, with slight thinning on the bolt knob and some thinning following the edges of the floorplate. Even the gold plate on the trigger rates near 95 percent. The stock is also approximately 95 percent overall. The varnish has some light crazing and checkering is tack sharp. One minor impression appears on the left side of the barrel channel, some faint impressions show on the grip cap and along the toe line, and one small area of missing varnish tops the Monte Carlo hump. The scope is optically clear, with lenses and coatings in fine condition. The rubber “bumper” ring on the ocular housing as cracked from pressure of the included covers. HARRY SELBY (1925-2018) is one of the most famous and respected professional hunters who ever swung a rifle onto his shoulder and took up the track. By greatest fortune, he gained the both the respect and admiration of Robert Ruark , becoming internationally famous through Ruark’s writings. Selby served as the inspiration for Ruark’s hero Peter McKenzie in Something of Value and Ruark dedicated what many believe is the finest book ever written about safari life, Horn of the Hunter, to Selby. On a personal level, Ruark was honored to become Godfather to Harry’s son, Mark Selby. The price is firm and layaway is available. $30,000 plus shipping.


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Winchester 52C Sporter .22 LR, 1955, “no sight” version, superb bore

Winchester Model 52C Sporter .22 LR. Made in 1955, serial 90223C has no provision (no dovetail cut) for a rear sight. Features include a 24-inch light sporter barrel (.540 muzzle diameter) with integral front sight ramp (topped with blade, dovetail plug also included). The stock is accented with an ebony forend tip, bordered panel checkering, Monte Carlo comb, cheek rest, Super Grade(inletted) sling swivel studs, steel grip cap and a steel butt plate with widow’s peak. Weaver bases (extended front) are attached and one original magazine is included. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.2 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.6 inches. CONDITION: The bore is superb, strong and bright. Metal finish is approximately 98 percent. Wood finish is approximately 98 percent as well, with a scattering of minor impressions. The price is firm and layaway is available. $6,000 plus shipping.


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Winchester Custom Shop left hand Model 70 .243 Winchester, CRF, unfired

Winchester Custom Shop left hand Model 70 .243 Winchester. Serial G151999 features a 26-inch stainless steel H-S Precision barrel with tapered target crown and .875 muzzle diameter. The stock is a right hand McMillan heavy varminter with an extra sling swivel up front for a bipod. The bolt body is jeweled. Weight is 11.2 pounds and LOP is 13.5 inches. The stock needs finish texture & paint (the consignor could never decide on color) to cover the filled right hand bolt slot, and a small impression (or flaw) on right side at inception of forend taper needs filling. It is interesting to note that this is a standard-length action with a spacer in the magazine box. CONDITION: Overall metal is 99.5%, with the slightest freckling on the front of the trigger guard (where it meets the floorplate). This caliber was never offered in production. BACKGROUND: This rifle originates from a spectacular left hand battery of eleven Winchester Custom Shop Model 70 rifles with consecutive serial numbers and controlled round feeding actions. Based on receivers taken from the original prototype run of 40 left hand actions (ten were built as test rifles and subsequently destroyed, 11 were used for this group and almost all the rest were returned to production), each of these rifles was hand-built by the USRAC Senior Design Engineer responsible for the Model 70 program in the 1990s. Himself a lefty, he created these rifles for his own use, yet never took them afield. As such, all remain in unfired condition with only light handling/storage wear. Of the eleven calibers, six were never offered in production. Almost all are in Sporter configuration, exceptions being the .243 Winchester and the .30-06 Springfield (Featherweight). This .30-06 Springfield is the first left hand Model 70 CRF rifle ever built, even among the prototypes. The purchaser will receive personalized documentation from the builder/consignor detailing the origin and history. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,750 plus shipping.


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Left hand custom Model 70 CRF .264 Winchester Magnum, Holehan build, HS Precision barrel, integral bases, engraved, low round count

Left hand custom Winchester Model 70 CRF .264 Winchester Magnum. A Holehan Long Range Hunter rebarreled by HS Precision, serial G173341 has a host of desirable features. ACTION: Modified and refined by Holehan, the action has integral scalloped bases for Talley rings (30mm high fixed rings are included), reshaped and checkered bolt release button, jeweled full length Mauser-type claw extractor, jeweled magazine follower, checkered (four panel) bolt knob, steel bottom metal with inside-the-bow release button and a properly-tuned Winchester trigger that breaks crisp and positive. The action and floorplate are dressed with leaf and vine engraving. BARREL: A 26.5-inch tapered HS Precision barrel with broad fluting was added. Muzzle diameter is .660-inch and round count is approximately 150. STOCK: A brown laminated sporter stock with ebony forend tip, wrap-around ribboned checkering, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, twin plugged reinforcing bolts, inletted sling swivel studs, steel grip cap (engraved with initials “JDT”) and a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad was part of the original Holehan build. Bedding is on aluminum pillars. The action is glassed and a pressure point has been added just aft of the forend tip. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.4 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. CONDITION: The bore is bright and shiny, reflecting limited use. Metal finish (done at the time of rebarreling) is approximately 95 percent with some scratching on the barrel, guard and bolt knob. Stock is approximately 80 percent, with a general distribution of scratches and impressions. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,750 plus shipping.


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Winchester pre-64 Model 70 Featherweight custom .270 Winchester, 21.5-inch, 13.0 inch length-of-pull, 7.4 pounds, well appointed

Custom Winchester pre-64 Model 70 Featherweight .270 Winchester. Shortened on both ends for a small hunter, serial number 564949 features a shortened (to 21.5 inches) factory barrel with plugged and integrated rear sight dovetail, jeweled bolt body, reshaped and serrated bolt release button, two-panel checkered bolt knob, steel bottom metal and rust blue finish. The custom stock wears wrapped checkering, steel grip cap, inletted sling swivel studs, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line and a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. A mounting system with medium 30mm rings is included. Initials “TC” appear on the guard. Consignor does not recall who did the customization or stock. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.4 pounds with mounts and length-of-pull is 13.0 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Metal finish is at least 95 percent. Wood is approximately 80 percent overall, with a small chip repair at the forward stud, what appears to be a stabilized hairline at the front guard screws and a modest distribution of impressions and scratches. The price is firm. $2,000 plus shipping.


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Winchester Custom Shop Model 70 Stainless Featherweight Prototype .270 Winchester with detachable box magazine, one of two made, documented, unfired

Winchester Custom Shop Model 70 Stainless Featherweight .270 Winchester prototype with detachable box magazine. One of only two rifles every made in this configuration, serial number G2025647 is supported by solid documentation and is certainly among the most unique and desirable Model 70 rifles ever presented to the market. Until now, both have remained in the collections of former Winchester employees. Special features include select walnut, single crossbolt, hand-honed action and hand-lapped barrel, jeweled bolt body, Custom Shop proof marking and “stainless colored one piece trigger guard”. All dimensions appear to be standard. CONDITION: The rifle is unfired since proof and remains in virtually new condition with only slight indications of handling and storage. DOCUMENTATION: Letter signed by Don Pind, Winchester Custom Shop Manager, dated February 8, 1993, detailing features and rarity. INCLUSIONS:Two original detachable magazines and a factory cardboard box with hand-written (on tape) model description. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $12,500 plus shipping.


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Winchester pre-64 Model 70 serial number 1 & serial number 2

A most remarkable pairing – serial number 1 and serial number 2 Winchester pre-64 Model 70 rifles. Absent anything short of absolute certainty, each of these rifles stands among the world’s most important and valuable sporting arms. That they are paired presents an unequaled acquisition opportunity. Both rifles have a captivating history. According to Roger Rule’s The Rifleman’s Rifle, serial number 1 was marked on January 20, 1936. As Winchester records are unavailable so far as supporting a proper factory letter is concerned, the actual shipping date and destination are unknown. As detailed in Winchester Model 70 No. 1, a feature article appearing in the June, 1990 issue of American Rifleman (bound copy included), the current owner’s uncle purchased the rifle from a hardware store in Durango, Colorado during the 1937 hunting season. Whether new or used when that sale was wrung, the rifle was already fitted with a Lyman receiver sight. Upon returning from the hunting trip, the owner had the rifle drilled and tapped in order to install a 10x Fecker scope, then hunted with it for the next forty years. In 1977, after borrowing it over the course of several deer seasons, the current owner formally acquired the rifle still wearing the Fecker and with the Lyman sight in tow. Staggeringly, another ten years passed before a chance showing resulted in a dealer getting the vapors and blurting a surprisingly high offer. This sparked a curiosity which lead to the realization that his plain old Model 70 was the first of its kind. With significant reservation, the rifle was retired from hunting after 50 years of faithful and flawless service. Published in 1982 by Alliance Books, The Rifleman’s Rifle did much to expand and solidify collector interest in Winchester pre-64 Model 70 rifles. Quite naturally, the owner of the number 1 rifle acquired a copy as part of his research. Page 193 carried a photo of serial number 2 from the author’s collection, and page 52 showed a photo of a letter from Richard Pelton, Winchester’s Director of Marketing dated March 6, 1980. Written to Mrs. Ethel M. Lied, the letter mentions the January 20, 1936 marking date for the number 1 rifle and also states that assembly of Model 70 rifles did not begin until 1937. Pointedly, the letter references Mrs. Lied’s inquiries as to the value of her rifle – serial number 2. No doubt, ownership of the number 2 rifle passed to Roger Rule at approximately this time. At some point thereafter, the number 2 rifle was presented for sale at a major gun show attended by the owner of rifle number 1. As things tend to do, one lead to another and ownership of serial number 2 transferred. To no surprise, both rifles are of “standard” configuration and chambered in .30-06 Springfield. Serial number 1 condition: The bore remains smooth, strong and viable. Drilling/tapping for scope mounting includes 2x on the barrel just forward of the rear sight boss and 2x on the front ring. The rear sight is absent and the dovetail is protected with a “plug”. Overall metal finish is approximately 65 percent, as expected after 50 years of use in the hunting fields. Wood integrity is strong (absent cracks or chips). Wood finish condition is also approximately 65 percent overall and the checkering is smoothing. Finish is thinning or absent in places and a general distribution of field impressions and scratches are in evidence. The bolt body is faintly marked “1” in electric pencil (or similar). The Fecker scope is viable and remains optically clear, with surface finish of approximately 70 percent. Serial number 2 condition: The bore remains smooth, strong and viable. Drilling and tapping for scope mounting includes 2x on the front ring, with the rear ring untapped. Overall metal finish is approximately 80 percent. Wood integrity is strong (absent cracks or chips). Wood finish condition is also approximately 80 percent overall. Checkering is strong. A general distribution of field impressions and scratches are in evidence. The bolt body is faintly marked “2” in electric pencil (or similar). Inclusions: In addition to a complete bound set of American Rifleman magazines from 1990 with the referenced article, a personalized letter detailing the known history and transfer details of the rifles will be provided by the owner. Price is firm at $1,750,000, and an installment purchase may be arranged following a suitable deposit. The pair will not be separated. All transportation arrangements and associated costs are the responsibility of the purchaser.


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Left hand Rifles Inc. Model 70 .375 H&H Magnum, 6.4 pounds, brake, Mauser claw extractor, 98 percent

Left hand Rifles Inc. custom Winchester Model 70 .375 H&H Magnum. Serial G2598639 features a 24-inch medium sporter barrel (.640 muzzle diameter) with brake, full-length claw extractor, three-position wing safety, tuned trigger, alloy trigger guard, blind magazine, Talley bases and a textured black matte synthetic stock. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.4 pounds and length-of pull is 13.75 inches. Distance between the screws of the CRF action is 7.675 inches and the ejection port is 3.4 inches wide. CONDITION: The bore is superb – bright and shiny. Metal finish is approximately 98 percent with only light indications of handling and use. Stock finish is over 99 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,250 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Dallas Safari Club Foundation.


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Winchester Model 1876 Deluxe .50 Express (.50-95), engraved, ebony, shotgun butt plate, 26-inch round & matted, 1881, Cody letter

Winchester Model 1876 Deluxe .50 Express (.50-95) with Cody letter. Made in 1881, serial number 19556 features a 26-inch round barrel with beaded front sight, elevator rear sight, half magazine, color case action, pistol grip with ebony inlay, sling loops and a checkered shotgun butt plate with widow’s peak. The wood is exceptional, both forearm and butt shot through with a dynamic sunburst of dark grain graced with fine wrap-around bordered checkering. LETTER: Dated 7/19/99, the Cody letter list most features, then adds the comment “see order for balance”. ENGRAVING: Not referenced in the letter, what appears to be factory engraving highlights the forearm cap, sides and rear of the hammer, and sides and bottom of the lever. MARKINGS: A “P” and “123” appear on the underside of the barrel (under the forearm wood). Of note, there are no proof marks in this area to indicate the rifle was shipped to India or Africa. Also hidden, the front of the action has a mark best described as a “T” inside a “W”. “Winchester Repeating Arms New Haven CT” and “King’s-Improvement-Patented (and dates)” appear as two lines within the full-length matting on top of the barrel. “50” and “Cal.” appear on opposite sides of the matting at the base of the barrel. “Winchester Express” and “.50 Cal. 95 Grains” appear in two lines on the sliding dust cover, and “50-95” is engraved on the bottom of the carrier. “Model 1876” appears on the tang and the serial number is just below the lever lock. CONDITION: Engraving and markings are sharp. The bore is browning with a light scattering of roughness, but remains wonderfully viable. Barrel blue has thinned to about 40 percent, with some areas of surface roughness toward the muzzle. Action colors have browned to about 30 percent, yet the surface is absent any significant flaws. The lever locks up tight and the action operates with authority. Checkering shows minimal flattening and wood finish is both uniform and strong. Both stock and forearm have a scattering of small nicks and impressions. The stock as a small hairline of about .25-inch on the pistol grip between the tang and the grip’s ebony inlay. The butt plate is without issue. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.8 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. INCLUSIONS: Cody letter and photocopy of order book sheet. The price is firm and layaway is available. $21,500 plus shipping.


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Browning Challenger .22 LR, Belgium, 1969, 6.75 inch, pristine bore, 97 percent finish

Browning Challenger .22 LR. Made in Belgium during 1969, serial 2241U69 has a 6.75-inch barrel with blade front sight, adjustable rear sight, gold trigger and wrap-around checkered walnut grips. It does not have a magazine safety disconnect (can be fired with the magazine removed) and the trigger pull is refreshingly crisp. CONDITION: The bore is pristine. Metal finish is approximately 97 percent owing to minor thinning at the muzzle. Grips are nearly 100 percent. No box, papers or additional magazine. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,000 plus shipping.


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Clark Custom 50th Anniversary Millennium Meltdown .45 ACP, one of 50 made in 2000, Damascus, King, all literature, flawless

Clark Custom 50th Anniversary Millennium Meltdown .45 ACP. Made in 2000 as a limited edition of 50 special pistols to commemorate Jim Clark’s 50-year gunsmithing career, this incredible example wears serial number 45 (CCG045). Notable features include a Damascus steel flat top slide, Caspian fiber optic front sight (red), Caspian low mount adjustable rear sight (blade has rounded shoulders and serrated face), Clark Big Bushing with reverse plug, Clark barrel with integral feed ramp, lowered ejection port, Damascus combat hammer with serrated spur, Caspian steel frame with hard chrome finish, King ambidextrous extended thumb safety, King beavertail grip safety with serrated bump, King long target trigger, 20 lines-per-inch serrations on the front strap and mainspring housing, beveled magazine well and two sets of grips (black micarta with anniversary etchings and double-diamond checkered walnut). As an appropriate finishing touch, the entire pistol has been perfected with the Clark Meltdown for rounded and blended edges. CONDITION: Absolutely pristine, new and unfired. INCLUSIONS: Three Clark magazines with witness holes, two 2000 catalogs, copy of Shooting Times (May 2000) with a cover feature on these pistols, Operational Manual, test target (showing what appears to be a 8-shot, 50-yard group measuring just 1.915 inches center-to-center), logo bushing wrench and the original hard case with oversleeve used for shipping. The price is firm and layaway is available. $8,500 plus shipping.


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Clark Custom .45 ACP, Colt Gold Cup National Match, 1990, Bo-Mar, Clark slide guide, tuned, serrated/stippled, 97 percent

Clark Custom .45 ACP. Based on a Colt Gold Cup National Match Series 80, serial number FN01994 features a tall angled blade front sight, Bo-Mar adjustable rear sight, flat top slide with serrations, Clark slide guide, wide serrated three-hole trigger shoe, stippled and serrated front strap, serrated flat mainspring housing and checkered walnut grips with the Colt medallion. One Colt magazine is included. MARKINGS: The Clark Custom logo appears on slide left and the date marking under the slide is 11/90. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Barrel/bushing/slide and slide/frame fit are exceptional. Trigger pull is superb. Overall finish (polished flats with matte over the curves) is approximately 97 percent with minimal evidence of handling and use. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,350 plus shipping.


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Colt Service Model Ace, 1978, adjustable, arched, box, 98 percent

Colt Service Model Ace .22 LR. Made in 1978, serial number SM17823 features a 5-inch barrel. The flat-top slide sports a blade front sight and an adjustable rear sight. Additional features include a spur hammer with serrated spur, wide trigger with serrated face, arched mainspring housing and checkered walnut grips with Colt medallions. Finish is polished blue (flats) with satin over the curves. INCLUSIONS: One factory magazine, box with correct end label, manual, “Colt Companion” pamphlet, Colt/ Gun World Magazine promo, warning hang tag and “Congratulations” letter. The box itself is in good condition with some separations and voids. CONDITION: Clearly seldom fired (if at all) since leaving the Colt factory, the bore is pristine. Metal finish is approximately 98 percent, with faint rubbing on the left side( likely from the foam liner during transport). Grips are 100 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,250 plus shipping.


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Colt Custom Shop Huntsman Master’s Edition .22 LR, 1 of 400, engraved, walnut presentation case, new

Colt Custom Shop Huntsman Master’s Edition .22 LR. Made in the Colt Custom Shop as one of an edition of 400, serial number 314979S has a 4.5-inch barrel, Elliason adjustable rear sight, checkered walnut target grips and a polished blue finish. EMBELLISHMENT: The slide flats are outlined in gold leaf and vine supporting the Colt logo along with a handgun shooter in profile. CASE: A locking Colt Custom Shop walnut case with special lid label and medallion is included and in pristine condition. Key is present. INCLUSIONS: Instruction flyer, “Colt Companion”, warranty service flyer, “congratulations”, orange warning hang tag and an unmarked Colt revolver box are included. CONDITION: New and unfired. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,500 plus shipping.


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Colt Single Action Scout Buntline .22 LR, nickel, 9.5-inch, presentation case, unfired, 97 percent finish

Colt Single Action Scout Buntline .22 LR. Serial 43518K has a 9.5-inch barrel, nickel finish, marked cylinder (.22 LR), engraved (etched) butt and walnut grips. A velvet-lined presentation case is present. CONDITION: Appears unfired since factory proofing. Metal finish is approximately 98 percent, with faint indications of case rubbing and handling and a suggestion of a turning ring. Grips have scattering of tiny impressions. The case is in excellent condition with a few small impressions and rubs. No papers or oversleeve are included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,500 plus shipping.


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Colt Model 1902 Military .38 ACP, 1920, King rear sight, superb bore, 90 percent metal finish

Colt Model 1902 Military .38 ACP. Made in 1920, serial number 43191 is among the last of its kind to be manufactured. Features include a 6-inch barrel, unusual front sight (brass blade rather than rounded), King adjustable rear sight with white outline “U”, spur hammer, lanyard ring and correct magazine. CONDITION: The bore is spectacular, strong and bright. Slide-to-frame fit is outstanding. Trigger pull is positive and crisp. Metal finish is approximately 90 percent and grips are nearly 100 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,500 plus shipping.


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Colt Single Action Army .38 Special, 1957, early Gen 2, 5.5-inch, outstanding condition, box

Colt Single Action Army .38 Special. Made in 1957, serial number 9255SA is an early second generation revolver featuring a 5.5-inch barrel and plastic grips. CONDITION: Possibly unfired since leaving the factory. The grips are stamped Colt and numbered to match the frame. The cylinder is marked “12”. The bore is stunning, strong and bright with no evidence of wear. Bluing is approximately 97 percent, with trace thinning at the muzzle and over the grips, and some superficial marks on the trigger guard. Colors are vivid, with only a hint of tarnish near the rear of the top strap. Grips are absent issue. Mechanics are proper, with four distinct notches, tight cylinder and smooth trigger pull. BOX: The one-piece black box with correct end label (blank serial) is in very good condition. A warranty card, brush, operation manual, Special Instructions flyer, NRA flyer, an undated New Jersey permit to purchase and wax paper are included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,000 plus shipping.


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Colt Python Silhouette .357 Magnum, 1981 Limited Edition, 8-inch, special factory tuning, Leupold, cased, 98 percent

Colt Python Silhouette .357 Magnum. Made in 1981 as one of an edition of 500, serial K49715 features an 8-inch barrel with a red insert in front sight blade, adjustable white outline rear sight, Leupold M8-2X EER scope with Duplex reticle, target elevation turret and special Colt/Leupold medallion inlaid into the turret boss, factory “custom tune” and smooth wood grips with gold Colt medallions. INCLUSIONS: The original metal case with die cut foam interior, logo ammo case (50-round), cleaning rod, round “coin” 3x screwdriver, bronze brush, jag, 2x allens, manual and logo tool case is present. CONDITION: The bore is pristine. Metal finish is at least 98 percent with minor indications handling and a light turning ring. Grips appear to have been sanded smooth to remove checkering. The price is firm and layaway is available. $8,000 plus shipping.


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Colt Python Silhouette .357 Magnum, 1981 limited edition of 500, lettered, cased, unfired

Colt Python Silhouette .357 Magnum. Made in 1981 as one of an edition of 500 per the included factory letter, serial number K49880 features an 8-inch barrel with red insert front sight, white outline adjustable rear sight, Leupold M8-2X EER scope with Duplex reticle, target elevation turret and special Colt/Leupold medallion inlaid into the turret boss, factory “custom tune” and Pachmayr grips. INCLUSIONS: The original locking metal case (keys present) with die cut foam interior, two logo ammo cases (50-round and 10-round), cleaning rod, round logo 3x screwdriver, bronze brush, jag, 2x allens, extra front sight blade, manual, Silhouette Supplement, warning hang tag, NRA card, service center address booklet, “Congratulations” letter, instructions for the Colt/Leupold scope and plastic packing sleeves are included. CONDITION: New and unfired since factory proof. Overall flawless, other than a faint rubbed area behind two of the cylinder flutes (likely from rubbing during initial shipping. The price is firm and layaway is available. $10,000 plus shipping.


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Colt Python Silhouette .357 Magnum, 1981 limited edition, factory letter, 8-inch, Leupold, case, literature, unfired

Colt Python Silhouette .357 Magnum. Made in 1981 as one of an edition of 500 per the included factory letter, serial number K57367 features an 8-inch barrel with red insert front sight, white outline adjustable rear sight, Leupold M8-2X EER scope with Duplex reticle, target elevation turret and special Colt/Leupold medallion inlaid into the turret boss, factory “custom tune” and Pachmayr grips. INCLUSIONS: The original locking metal case (keys present) with die cut foam interior, two logo ammo cases (50-round and 10-round), cleaning rod, round logo 3x screwdriver, bronze brush, jag, 2x allens, extra front sight blade, manual, Silhouette Supplement, warning hang tag, NRA card, service center address booklet, “Congratulations” letter, instructions for the Colt/Leupold scope and keys note are included. CONDITION: New and unfired since factory proof. Overall flawless, other than a scattering of minor freckles on the crane. The price is firm and layaway is available. $10,000 plus shipping.


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Colt Single Action Army Peacemaker Centennial pair, 1973, .44-40 and .45 Colt, matching serials, cased, unfired

Colt Single Action Army Peacemaker Centennial matched pair. Made in 1973, serial 1032PC is a nickel .44-40 while serial PC1032 is blue and color case .45 Colt. Each wears a 7.5-inch barrel. The .44-40 has hard rubber grips and rests in a padded presentation case. It appears to be unfired. Finish is approximately 97 percent due owing to spots of minor cloudiness (case rubbing). The case in in excellent condition with some light spotting on the upper lid. The .45 Colt has smooth wood grips and “US” markings. It also appears to be unfired. Finish condition is approximately 99 percent. The wood presentation case has a lid which lifts to reveal a sliding drawer with glass top. The case is in excellent condition with but a few light impressions. The glass has a small chip in the upper left corner. No boxes, papers or additional inclusions are present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,500 plus shipping.


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Colt 1911 National Match .45 ACP, 1963, beveled bushing, adjustable, long trigger, correct grips, tight, great bore, 95 percent

Colt 1911 National Match .45 ACP. Made in 1963, serial 11678NM features a 5-inch National Match barrel, beveled bushing and spring plug, flat-top (serrated rib) slide with a blade front sight and adjustable rear sight, flared ejection port, spur hammer, long/wide trigger with serrated face and overtravel adjustment, serrated front strap (eight serrations), flat serrated mainspring housing (eight serrations) and checkered walnut grips with Colt medallions. Metal finish is polished over the flats (including bushing and other small parts) and satin over the curves. A factory magazine is included. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Fits are drum tight. Trigger pull is crisp. Metal finish is approximately 95 percent, owing mostly to rubbing on the flats adjacent to the grip panels. Grips are approximately 97 percent. No box, papers or additional accessories. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,000 plus shipping.


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Colt 1911A1 U.S. Army .45 ACP, 1943, great bore, 95 percent

Colt 1911 A1 U.S. Army .45 ACP. Made in 1943, serial number 1143268 has standard dimensions and features a solid trigger with checkered face and an arched mainspring housing with lanyard ring. CONDITION: The bore is bright and shiny with no sign of roughness. Mechanics operate with precision. Metal finish is approximately 95 percent. All markings are sharp. Grips are solid. Two magazines are included, each marked “C-S” on the base plate. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,500 plus shipping.


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Colt Single Action Army Buntline Special .45 Colt, Gen 2, 1959, 12-inch, 95 percent

Colt Single Action Army Buntline Special .45 Colt. Made in 1959, serial number 27927SA (appears on frame and cylinder) wears a 12-inch barrel. Additional features include a color case frame and wood grips. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Mechanics operate properly. Metal finish is approximately 95 percent, with modest thinning over the grip frame and micro rubs and turning ring on the cylinder. Colors are vivid. Grips are 99 percent. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,000 plus shipping.


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Colt Single Action Army Calvary .45 Colt, 1887, 4x matching serial, DFC, US, 7.5-inch, wood, attractive mechanics and condition

Colt Single Action Army “Calvary” .45 Colt. Made in 1887, serial number 120801 (4x – frame, guard, grip frame, cylinder) has a 7.5-inch barrel and one-piece wood grips. MARKINGS: The inspection mark of David F. Clark (DFC) appears clearly on the barrel, frame and cylinder, and faintly on the base of the grips. “US” is stamped on the left side of the frame. Additional markings include the single line address and three patent dates. The grip cartouche is not visible. CONDITION: The bore shows moderate and general roughness. Rifling remains viable. Chambers have only light and occasional roughness. Cylinder rotates properly and locks up tight. Hammer/trigger operation is sound. Metal finish has browned, with a scattering of dark spots. That said, the metal surface is generally smooth and markings sharp. There is an area of roughness on the ejector rod housing and some minor impressions on the underside of the barrel near the housing. Grips are solid, with a number of scratches/impressions and slight loss at the lower front corners. The price is firm and layaway is available. $12,500 plus shipping.


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Glock 34 9mm, Gen 5, USA Shooting Team, special markings, 2018, unfired

Donated to the USA Shooting Team in 2018 for fundraising purposes, for whatever reason this Glock 34 was never presented to the market. It remains pristine. Features include special markings (USA Shooting Team logo and “One of One 2018” as well as the signature of Glock Shooting Team captain, Shane Coley). Serial BHPG245 is a Gen 5 pistol with a 5.2-inch barrel, white dot front sight, adjustable white outline rear sight, rail and a 4.5-pound trigger. The factory hard case with correct label, three 10-round magazines with witness holes, loading tool, four auxiliary back straps, sight adjustment tool, brush, cleaning rod and literature are present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,750 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the USA Shooting Team.


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Trio of Terry Tussey custom ultra-compact 1911 .45 ACP pistols prototyped for Kimber, unique compact .22 LR assembly, provenance, high condition

Trio of ultra-compact prototype 1911 .45 ACP pistols created by Terry Tussey for Kimber as the foundation for Kimber’s Ultra RCP II model. PISTOL 1 – Serial number KU29156 is based on an Ultra CDP II. While retaining the original (3-inch) bull barrel/sights/slide configuration, the grip has been shortened approximately .880-inch and a finger groove added for improved control. A special aluminum mainspring housing was also added and, along with the grip itself, modified to a round butt configuration. Additional custom appointments include skeletonized hammer, wide thumb safety, bobbed grip safety, thin rosewood grips with Tussey Custom logo and a unique blended magazine plate. Retained Kimber features include a stainless steel match grade bull barrel, stainless steel slide with lowered/flared ejection port, 30 lines-per-inch checkering under the trigger guard and a tuned match grade trigger. Included are two five-round magazines. Overall condition is approximately 97 percent with modest indications of handling and firing. The related highly-modified Rimfire Target .22 LR barrel/slide is shortened to 3.5 inches (from five inches). Included are four Kimber 10-round rimfire magazines, but none have been shortened or modified to operate with this pistol (Tussey single-loaded rimfire rounds during testing and never got around to modifying the lips so the slide would close). Provenance – a letter from Tussey states that both calibers are sighted in at 25 yards and includes a three-shot .45 ACP group measuring .643 center-to-center. PISTOL 2 – Serial number KU23983 is based on an Eclipse Ultra II and retains the original stainless steel slide, frame and major dimensions – other than the grip being shortened .430-inch. The sights have been removed in favor of a trough machined and blended into the top of the slide that features a recessed “shallow V” rear sight and red fiber optic front bead. Additional modifications include a recessed slide stop pin and magazine release button, slimmed slide release, bobbed hammer/thumb safety/grip safety, added aluminum mainspring housing, rounded butt and thin rosewood grips with Tussey Custom logo. Condition is approximately 97 percent with minor indications of handling and firing. One six-round magazine is included. PISTOL 3 – Serial number KU25552 is based on a Ultra CDP II with original dimensions. The original sights have been removed in favor of a sighting trough ending in an Trilux H3 night sight bead (dimmed with age). An aluminum mainspring housing has been added and the grip recontoured to round butt. Thin slant-checkered rosewood grips have also been added. One Officer’s length seven-round magazine is included. Condition is approximately 98 percent with only faint indications of handling. The price is firm, layaway is available and the group will not be separated. $10,000 plus shipping.


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Kimber LAPD SWAT Custom II .45 ACP, one of seven from first production overrun, factory case, correct tactical light, prop pistol from the movie SWAT, all pristine

Kimber LAPD SWAT Custom II .45 ACP, one of seven pistols from the first production overrun. Following extensive testing in 2001 and 2002, LAPD SWAT selected a modified version of the Kimber Custom II as their duty pistol. The initial order was delivered in 2002. Seven complete pistols remained as overruns and were sold to Kimber employees. This pistol, serial number KLA114279, is one of the seven. It remains new and unfired. Special markings include “LAPD SWAT CUSTOM II” on slide right and serial number K (Kimber) LA (Los Angeles) 114 (SWAT radio code), followed by a unique three-digit number. This is likely this is the most collectible Kimber pistol ever offered. INCLUSIONS: Molded prop pistol from the movie SWAT as gifted to a former Kimber employee, correct SureFire tactical light as issued by LAPD SWAT with the Kimber pistols (mount not included) and the Kimber factory hard case with correct end labels and all literature. CONDITION: The pistol is new and unfired. The prop pistol is pristine and the SureFire light remains sealed in its original packaging. The price is firm and layaway is available. $10,000 plus shipping.


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Korth Sport Model .22 LR, Ratzeburg, 1969, 6-inch, outstanding mechanics, pristine bore, 98 percent

Korth Sport Model .22 LR. Made in Ratzeburg, West Germany in 1969, serial number 24506 features a 6-inch barrel, adjustable rear sight and checkered wood grips(with a right-hand thumb rest). CONDITION: The bore is flawless, bright and shiny. Trigger pulls are outstanding. Metal finish is approximately 98 percent with a few micro-scratches on the barrel and a light turning ring on the cylinder. Grips are over 99 percent. No box, papers or additional parts are present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,500 plus shipping.


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Korth Sport Model .22 LR, 6-inch, 1969, Ratzeburg, 251052, target grips, superb condition

Korth Sport Model .22 LR. Made in Ratzeburg in 1969, serial number 251052 is superlative in every respect. Features include a 6-inch barrel, adjustable rear sight and wood target grips (fixed, right hand, fit medium-size hands). CONDITION: The bore is flawless, bright and shiny. Trigger pulls and cylinder locking are very good. Metal finish is approximately 97 percent, with trace thinning at the muzzle and over the guard, a light turning ring and a small area of scratches on the left side of the frame directly below the rear sight blade. No box, papers, additional grips or parts are present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,500 plus shipping.


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Remington Model 1871 Army Rolling Block, circa 1871, matching serial 1511, vivid cartouche, good bore

Remington Model 1871 Army Rolling Block .50 centerfire. Made circa 1871, serial number 1511 (appears inside grip as well as on the frame) wears is an all-original example with an 8-inch round barrel. MARKINGS: In addition to the 2x serials, the “CRS” cartouche appears tack sharp on the left side of the grip while “P” and “S” ride the left side of the frame. CONDITION: The bore is bright, with viable rifling and areas of mild roughness. Barrel finish has thinned and browned to approximately 40 percent with a few spots of tarnish and light roughness. Colors are at least 50 percent and the action exhibits some rough spots as well as browning (especially over the guard). Mechanics are tight and operate properly. Screw slots are strong. The wood is very strong, with only a tiny hairline extending from the backstrap that can easily be disappeared. As this pistol is an antique, no FFL is required for shipping. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,750 plus shipping.


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Ruger SR1911 .45 ACP, engraved, USA Shooting Team, one-of-a-kind, 2018, unfired

Donated to the USA Shooting Team in 2018 for fundraising purposes, for whatever reason this Ruger SR1911 .45 ACP was never presented to the market. It remains pristine. Features include special markings (USA Shooting Team logo and “One of One 2018” as well as the signature of the Ruger Shooting Team captain, Doug Koenig). Serial 673-24209 is a stainless steel 1911 with a 5-inch barrel, adjustable rear sight, beveled rear slide serrations, skeleton hammer with serrated spur, ambidextrous thumb safety, bumped and grooved beavertail grip safety, steel checkered mainspring housing and a beveled magazine well. The slide wears fields of scroll engraving to approximately 40 percent coverage. The factory box, two stainless steel magazines, literature and lock are present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,000 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the USA Shooting Team.


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Sig Sauer P320 9mm, special USA Shooting Team markings, Romeo 1, unfired

Donated to the USA Shooting Team in 2018 for fundraising purposes, for whatever reason this Sig P320 9mm was never presented to the market. It remains pristine. Features include special markings (USA Shooting Team logo and “One of One 2018” as well as the signature of the Sig Sauer Shooting Team captain, Max Michel). Serial 58A158478 has a 4.5-inch barrel, three dot (green) night sights, Romeo 1 sight, front and rear beveled slide serrations, DAO fire control system, rail, square trigger guard with serrated face and a textured grip. The factory hard case, two 17-round magazines, sight adjustment tool and literature are included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,750 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the USA Shooting Team.


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Smith & Wesson K-38 Target Masterpiece .38 Special, five screw, 6-inch, 97 percent

Smith & Wesson 5 screw K-38 Target Masterpiece Model 14 .38 Special. Serial K172249 (4x – barrel, cylinder, butt and grips) features a 6-inch pinned barrel with wide (.625-inch) rib, .135-inch front sight blade, color case hammer (.380-inch checkered spur), narrow color case serrated trigger, six-groove front and back straps, and checkered diamond grips. CONDITION: Originating from an estate and clearly seldom used, the bore and cylinder walls are pristine. Mechanics are solid. Metal finish is approximately 97 percent with trace thinning at the muzzle, light turning ring, occasional faint rubbing and one small freckle at the rear of the cylinder. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,350 plus shipping.


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Smith & Wesson 12-3 Airweight .38 Special, 1982, 1.875-inch, alloy frame, square butt, 97 percent

Smith & Wesson Model 12-3 Airweight .38 Special. Made circa 1982, serial 9D55939 has a 1.875-inch barrel with integral ramp front sight, alloy frame with square butt grip, color case hammer with checkered spur, color case trigger with serrated face and factory wood grips. CONDITION: Believed to be a one-owner pistol and possibly unfired since leaving the factory, the bore is pristine. Mechanics are tight and trigger pulls very good. Metal finish is approximately 97 percent, with two small storage rubs (one on rear of cylinder and another near the crane. Wood grips are absent wear. A box without an end label is included. The price is firm. $800 plus shipping.


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Smith & Wesson K-38 Target Masterpiece .38 Special, circa 1953, period hard case, 98 percent

Smith & Wesson K-38 Target Masterpiece .38 Special. Made circa 1953, serial K225314 (4x: barrel, cylinder, butt and right grip panel) is a five-screw, square-butt configuration wearing a 6-inch barrel with a .130 (width) front sight blade and an integral serrated rib. Additional features include an adjustable rear sight (black blade), color case hammer with checkered spur, color case trigger with serrated face, serrated front and back straps (six lines each) and diamond grips. CASE: A period molded factory case is included. While there is significant paint loss the interior condition and general integrity are outstanding. One of the small retaining pins for the upper portion of the lock plate assembly is missing. CONDITION: The bore is outstanding, strong and bright. Mechanics are sooth and solid. Metal finish is approximately 98 percent. Colors are lively. Grips are over 99 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,750 plus shipping.


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Smith & Wesson .44 Hand Ejector Fourth Model, .44 Model of 1950 Target, .44 Special, 4-inch, 1950, factory letter, 85 percent

Smith & Wesson .44 Hand Ejector Fourth Model or .44 Model of 1950 Target .44 Special. Made in 1954 as a Special Order Variation per included factory letter, serial number S118220 features a 4-inch barrel, red ramp front sight blade, white outline rear sight, bright blue finish and checkered walnut grips. At some point, a target hammer and target trigger were added. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright, with sharp rifling. Mechanics and locking are appropriate and the trigger pull is smooth in both modes. Metal condition/finish is approximately 85 percent, with modest thinning/wear at the muzzle, impression on the rib just aft of the front sight and thinning/scratching on the side plate and trigger guard. The grips are approximately 90 percent. FACTORY LETTER: Signed by Historian Roy Jinks, the letter is included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,500 plus shipping.


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Smith & Wesson Model Shop concept prototype Mountain Gun .44 Magnum built by Tom Campbell and Ross Seyfried, BDW0000, provenance, 98 percent

Smith & Wesson Model Shop Mountain Gun .44 Magnum prototype built by Tom Campbell (Model Shop) and Ross Seyfried (gunwriter, PH, competition shooter). Serial number BDW0000 is the hand-made concept revolver created in the late 1980s to embody what the pair believed was the “perfect revolver”. Features include a 4-inch barrel (thin, tapered, .585 muzzle diameter), chamfered cylinder, standard-width hammer and trigger, adjustable rear sight and a round butt. The trigger pull is magical. CONDITION: Acquired directly from Ross Seyfried by the consignor, it stands in approximately 98 percent condition with one minor finish rub and a light turning ring. PROVENANCE: An included letter from Seyfried confirms the concept and origin. The October, 1989 issue of Guns & Ammo Magazine (copy included, signed by the author) carries a feature article by Seyfried discussing this pistol in detail. The frame number is clearly visible in one of the article’s photos. The price is firm and layaway is available. $10,000 plus shipping.


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Smith & Wesson Model 29-2 .44 Magnum, 8.375-inch pinned, recessed, circa 1977, 95 percent

Smith & Wesson Model 29-2. Made circa 1977, serial number 424113 has a pinned 8.375-inch barrel with integral serrated rib, blade front sight, adjustable rear sight, wide color case hammer with serrated spur, wide color case trigger with serrated face and target stocks. CONDITION: The bore is pristine. Cylinder locks properly with no lateral movement. Trigger pulls reflect professional tuning, crisp and without stuttering. The red ramp insert has been replaced with green. Metal finish is approximately 95 percent, with minor areas of thinnng, a few micro-scratches and trace freckling at the top of the back strap. Grips are approximately 95 percent. No box, papers or accessories. The price is firm. $1,500 plus shipping.


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Smith & Wesson Model 29 .44 Magnum, 1963, four screw, nickel, 4-inch, Coke bottle, likely unfired since proof, letter, 98 percent

Smith & Wesson Model 29 .44 Magnum. Made in 1963, serial number S207875 has the four screw configuration and polished nickel finish. Features include a 4-inch barrel (pinned and recessed), adjustable rear sight with white outline blade, wide color case hammer with checkered spur, wide color case trigger with serrated face and walnut “Coke bottle” grips. No box or factory papers are present. CONDITION: The bore is flawless. Based on the finish brightness of the cylinder face this one may not have been fired since leaving the factory. Metal finish is approximately 98 percent with faint turning ring, occasional rub marks and a few small shaded spots on top of the rib. The face of the front sight blade has been colored red. The left grip panel is chipped at its base. PROVENANCE: A factory letter showing original order/shipment to the Country of Bernalillo, New Mexico is included. Someone “redacted” their name/address from the first page with an Exacto blade. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,500 plus shipping.


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Smith & Wesson 25-3 125th Anniversary .45 Colt, 6.5-inch, pinned, 1977, case, box, book, 99 percent

Smith & Wesson Model 25-3 125th Anniversary .45 Colt. Made in 1977, serial S&W3539 has a 6.5-inch pinned barrel with red ramp front sight blade, adjustable white outline rear sight, color case target (wide) hammer with checkered spur, color case target (wide) trigger with serrated face and smooth target stocks. INCLUSIONS: A walnut presentation case with plaque, Jinks book (plus separate cardboard box), medallion (plus separate cardboard box), blue box with 125th Anniversary marking, warranty card, ammunition promo flyer, manual, holster promo flyer, service center address listing pamphlet and what appears to be the original cardboard overbook for the presentation case (with taped on end label) are present. All inclusions are excellent. CONDITION: The revolver appears to be unfired since factory proof. The bore is strong and bright. Mechanics operate properly (dry) and with precision. Metal finish is approximately 99 percent with trace handling wear and a ghosted turning ring. Grips are pristine. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,750 plus shipping.


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Wichita Arms Silhouette Pistol in 7mm IHMSA, 15-inch, center grip, 98 percent

Wichita Arms Silhouette Pistol (WSP) in 7mm IHMSA. Serial number 662P is a single shot bolt action designed and chambered for silhouette competition. Features include a 15-inch barrel, left side bolt with fluted body and flat handle, no safety and a right hand thumbhole center-grip walnut stock. Rings and bases are included. Trigger pull is light and crisp. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Metal finish (matte) is approximately 98 percent with light tarnish on the bolt handle. Two tiny impressions appear at the lower tip of the muzzle. The walnut stock has pleasing figure, proper ergonomics and is essentially 100 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,350 plus shipping.


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Wilson Defensive Combat Pistol .45 ACP, 1998, Armor-Tuff, checkered, beveled, flared, case, 21 rounds fired, nearly 100 percent

Wilson Defensive Combat Pistol in .45 ACP. Built in 1998 and consigned by the original owner, serial number WC001577 features a 5-inch barrel, front and rear beveled and angled slide serrations, three dot sights (drift-adjustable rear), flared ejection port, bumped beavertail grip safety, checkered front strap and mainspring housing, beveled magazine well, Armor-Tuff finish and double diamond checkered logo grips. CONDITION: Nearly 100 percent inside and out, with only trace evidence of handling. Actual round count is just 21 (after leaving factory). INCLUSIONS: Soft case, maintenance manual, letter, quality control checklist and test target. One Wilson magazine with bumper is included as well. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,750 plus shipping.


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Paired Browning Model 12 20 gauge shotguns, consecutive, Grade I & Grade V, 99 percent

Pair of consecutively-serialed Browning Model 12 20 gauge shotguns in Grade I and Grade V configurations. Common features include 26-inch barrels with high post floating ribs, fixed modified chokes and 2.75-inch chambers. Serialed 01843PN832, the Grade I gun wears AA-grade satin-finished walnut with strong crossing grain and panel checkering. The Grade V gun, serialed 01843PN932, is fitted with exhibition-grade walnut with extraordinary sunburst grain further accentuated by a high gloss finish. Both sides of the receiver showcase game scene engraving with gold pointing dogs and/or flying birds surrounded by vine and scroll. COMMON DIMENSIONS: Weights are 7.0 pounds. Lengths-of-pull are 14.0 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.5 inches and casts (off) are approximately .375-inch. COMMON CONDITIONS: Bores are strong and bright, indicating little if any use. Finishes are at least 99 percent with only faint handling in evidence. No boxes or papers. The price is firm, layaway is available and the pair will not be separated. $2,750 plus shipping.


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Garbi Model 200 12 gauge sidelock two-barrel set, engraved, ejectors, beavertail, English, 14.3 inches, 6.5 pounds, cased, fine condition

Garbi Model 200 12 gauge two-barrel set. As imported by William Larkin Moore, serial GA13233 features file-cut double bead ribs with fixed chokes, 2.75-inch chambers, ejectors, inertia trigger, non-selective manual safety, beavertail forend and English stock with drop points. Both barrel sets are properly serialed and sequentially numbered. An extra set of springs is also included. SET 1: 26.75-inches long with fixed chokes (IC/M), this set wears a polished blue finish that remains in approximately 95 percent condition. SET 2: 29.5 inches long with fixed chokes (IM/F), this set has what appears to be a refreshed satin rust blued finish in nearly pristine condition. ENGRAVING: The action, top lever, guard/tang and forend furniture wear an intricate ribboned floral scroll highlighted by several dynamic sprays. Execution is outstanding, as expected. DIMENSIONS: With barrel set 1, weight is 6.5 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.3 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.25. Cast off is approximately .375-inch. CONDITION: Bores are strong and bright. Barrel sets are properly on face. The action is approximately 97 percent with a suggest of light tarnish. The guard is nearly pristine. The beavertail has two minor impressions and a repair (spliced chip) at the right rear shoulder. The butt is at least 95 percent, with a small area of impressed checkering at the tip of the tang and what is likely an added pad. CASE: A leather takedown case with brass appointments, felt liner and label is included. The leather exterior is discolored, the interior nearly pristine. The price is firm and layaway is available. $6,000 plus shipping.


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Holland & Holland Royal 12, 28-inch IC/M, 6.5 pounds, 14.4-inch LOP, 1966, cased, 97 percent

Outstanding Holland & Holland Royal self-opener 12 gauge. Made in 1966, features of serial 36610 include 28-inch barrels (IC/M) with game rib, 2.75-inch chambers, ejectors, detachable locks, gold line cocking indicators, automatic safety and a rolled trigger guard. Barrels wear satin rust blue, an ideal contrast to the action’s coin. Double-bordered checkering (including butt) and drop points accent the select walnut. ENGRAVING: The action is dressed in the traditional leaf and vine to full coverage, the pattern continuing over the guard, top lever and a bit of the rib. “SAFE” appears in gold and the initial plate on the toe line bears initials “RJB”. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.5 pounds. Length of pull is 14.4 inches. Drops are 1.5 and 2.1 inches, and cost off is approximately .40-inch. Balance (charged) is .25-inch forward of the hinge. CONDITION: Bores are bright. Barrels are on face and ring with cheer. Ejectors pop enthusiastically . The opening lever rests on center. Finish over the barrels is approximately 99 percent. Action finish is approximately 97 percent with minute traces of tarnish. Wood is approximately 98 percent with a few minor impressions and instances of finish compression. CASE: The original leather takedown case with key is present, housing snaps, oiler and a two-piece rod. Case condition is approximately 80 percent, with some spotting on and name added to the exterior. The price is firm and layaway is available. $42,500 plus shipping.

 

 


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Holland & Holland Royal 12 gauge two-barrel set, fantastic dimensions, 98% condition, oak & leather case,

Holland & Holland Royal 12 gauge hand-detachable sidelock ejector with two barrel sets. Made in 1926 and refurbished in the late 1970s, serial number 30786 presents at 98% overall condition while offering both features and measurements for outstanding field service no matter the circumstance. BARRELS: Both barrel sets are 27-inches long with 2.75-inch chambers, properly serialed and proofed. Each has a swamped rib with single bead. Number 1 is choked C/IC and number 1C is F/F. FEATURES: Rolled trigger guard, articulated front trigger, tuned ejectors and automatic safety. EMBELLISHMENT: The action is adorned with Holland’s elegant bordered scroll, the maker’s name appearing in ribbons on either side, “Royal Self-Opener” and patent date on the bottom and “Royal Ejector” on the opening lever. The pattern also graces the forend furniture, top lever, guard, safety and tangs, then continues two inches along the barrels and ribs. Gold highlights include “Holland & Holland” and “13. Brunton Street, London” on the barrels, “1” on the splinter and top lever, “1” and “1C” on the respective barrels, “Safe” and the serial number on the lower tang. Pins, triggers and cocking indicators are gold plated as well. The side lever and top lever screw are finished in niter blue. Checkering is a fine, bordered pattern which wraps both forend and stock, and then reappears on the butt. The initial plate on the toe line remains blank. CONDITION: At least 98% as completely refurbished. Engraving remains without blemish. Both barrel sets are fully on face, ring proudly and retain nearly 100% of their rust blue. Forend wood is about 95%, with a pair of indentations on the bottom just forward of the action. Stock is 99%, with a few minor field impressions. The opening lever camps at center and ejectors pop with authority. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.4 pounds. Length-of-pull is 15.25 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.25 inches and cast off is approximately .35 inch. CASE: Oak and leather maker’s case with brass fittings and felt interior includes Holland & Holland snaps, oil bottle and ebony cleaning rod, two leather barrel covers (one branded “Holland & Holland”), leather-cased pull with brush and jag, maker’s label and keys. Initials “RJH” appear on the lid. The case itself remains in approximately 95% condition, with light general wear and a partial separation of the carry handle. The price is firm and layaway is available. $57,500 plus shipping.


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Ithaca Flues 4E 16 gauge, circa 1920, 28-inch IC/IC, superb bores and strong colors

Ithaca Flues Model 4E 16 gauge. Made circa 1920, serial 330025 (all matching) wears 28-inch barrels (IC/IC) with a hand-filed rib, ivory beads, 2.75-inch chambers and ejectors. Features include a mechanical safety, single mechanical trigger, ebony forend inlay, grip cap and initial shield (blank). DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.2 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.25 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.6 inches, and the stock is absent cast. CONDITION: The bores are superb, strong and bright. Barrels are on face. The opening lever rests well right, ejectors could launch clay birds, trigger pull sharp and mechanics operate properly. Barrel blue is approximately 70 percent with light general thinning. Colors are approximately 70 percent as well over sharp engraving. Guard blue is approximately 75 percent. The splinter has stabilized and nearly disappeared hairlines, and is otherwise about 80 percent with one impression on the left side. The butt is approximately 80 percent and the butt plate nearly pristine. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,500 plus shipping.


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Richard Mahrholdt 16 gauge, 28-inch F/F, 2.75-inch, ejectors, 6.2 pounds, 14.5 length-of-pull, 85 percent

Richard Mahrholdt (Innsbruck) 16 gauge. Serial 8197 is a light and lively side-plated boxlock with 28.3-inch barrels (fixed F/F), single bead matted rib, 2.75-inch chambers, ejectors, bushed strikers and a mechanical safety. ENGRAVING: A delicate bouquet and scroll pattern graces the action to nearly full coverage and continues along the top lever, tangs and guard. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.2 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.5 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.6 inches, and the butt essentially absent cast. CONDITION: The bores are strong and bright. Barrels are full on face and the opening lever rests at center. Ejectors launch hulls like a bouncer tosses punks out of a dive bar during Spring break. Barrel blue is approximately 80 percent, with some scattered scratching plus thinning and roughness near the muzzles. Action colors are approximately 85 percent. Wood is approximately 80 percent, with some scratches, flattened checkering, a small chip (right side, just above front trigger) and an added pad. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,500 plus shipping.


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Merkel Model 126 SxS 12 gauge, 1934, seven-pin detachable sidelock, ejectors, 6.6 pounds, funeral finish, cased

Merkel Model 126 SxS 12 gauge game gun with detachable 7-pin sidelocks, ejectors and articulated front trigger. Serial 21509 (matching) indicates 1934 manufacture. Chambers retain their original 2.5-inch length. The 28.25-inch barrels are choked F/F and have a single ivory bead. The underside of the action is marked “Harald Nyborg, Odense” (importer). Wood features intricate checkering, an initial plate on the toe line and inletted ebony teardrops. A copy of original production card is included. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.6 pounds, length-of-pull is 15 inches, drops are 1.7 and 2.6 inches and cast off is approximately .5 inch. CONDITION: Barrels are fully on face and ring like the Bells of St. Mary’s. Both bores are bright and shiny. Barrels and action retain about 85% of what appears to be the original funeral (rust blue) finish, with some thinning on barrels. The forend has an impression on the right side. The stock has a 1-inch splice for added length. intricate checkering, initial plate and ebony teardrops. CASE: A newer oak/leather takedown case with snaps, oiler, ebony cleaning rods and field cover is included. One of the oak borders inside (at muzzle) has splintered and needs to be reattached. The price is firm and layaway is available. $7,500 plus shipping.


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Perazzi MX-28 B 28 gauge, Wayne Wild bouquet & scroll, 29.5-inch, 6.4 pounds, pristine, unfired

Perazzi MX-28 B 28 gauge. Serial 147574 features 29.5-inch barrels with single-bead matted rib, ejectors, 2.75-inch chambers, inertia trigger, tang safety with selector and a mechanical safety. The stock wears a superb satin oil finish and the butt is checkered. ENGRAVING: Wayne Wild’s delicate bouquet and bordered scroll graces the entirety of the action, along with the forend latch, top lever, tangs, safety and trigger guard. The execution is superb. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.4 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.75 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.2 inches, and cast off is approximately .375-inch. CONDITION: Absolutely flawless, new and unfired. INCLUSIONS: Seven factory flush choke tubes (C/C/IC/M/IM/F/XF), choke tube wrench, snaps, screwdriver, slips, literature and the factory hard case. The price is firm and layaway is available. $15,000 plus shipping.


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Piotti King 1 .410, Ranetti full coverage, 5.4 pounds, 14.8 LOP, 1979, Granetti, cased, 99 percent

Piotti King 1 .410 SLE. Created in 1979, this spectacular little sidelock weighs just 5.4 pounds and feels even lighter due to its near-perfect balance. The barrels are 26 inches long, choked M/F, topped with a raised matted rib and have three-inch chambers and ejectors. Important features include bushed strikers, mechanical safety, articulated forward trigger, splinter forend, leather-wrapped pad and borderless checkering. ENGRAVING: Granetti’s delicate foliate and scroll graces the action, guard, tangs, lever, forend furniture and screws to full coverage. The execution is brilliant as well as appropriate at this scale. “PIOTTI” appears in gold just below the left lock, serial “7411” flows through a ribbon on the lower tang, a gold crown centers on the opening lever and a gold crest with the initials “LeB” is on the splinter. (The initials are small and very shallow, thus permitting easy alteration.) The engraver’s signature appears under the guard. DIMENSIONS: As stated, weight is 5.4 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.8 inches, drops are 1.6 and 2.4 inches, and cast appears neutral. CONDITION: Lightly handled and almost certainly never hunted, it stands at 99 percent overall with no shortcomings worth even a passing mention. In fact, the snap caps do not appear to have ever been inserted! CASE: The leather and felt-lined case is of the highest quality. It includes an oil bottle, snaps, two-piece cleaning rod and a leather pouch with customary jags and end pieces. The case is also 99 percent. The replacement cost on this shotgun is just over $50,000. The price is firm and layaway is available. $32,500 plus shipping.


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“The Ultimate Quail Gun” by John Rowe with masterful engraving by Guiseppe Forte, 28 gauge, side-plated boxlock with two sets of plates, Huey case, 5.8 pounds, 15-inch LOP, nearly pristine

“The Ultimate Quail Gun” as commissioned in the late 1980s by Quail Unlimited, crafted by the famed John (Jack) Rowe and delicately engraved by Guiseppe Forte. A lively little 28 gauge worthy of the moniker, she wears 26-inch barrels with a single brass bead heading a swamped rib, M/F fixed chokes and ejectors. The action (Birmingham proofed) is a boxlock with two sets of side plates and a mechanical safety. Barrels (marked “Made In England” on the forend attachment lug) are finished in polished blue while the action, plate sets, forend furniture, opening lever, safety, tang and the scalloped heel/toe clips are a complimentary combination of color case and blue. All the screws are timed. Stocked from a perfectly-matched walnut blank set showcasing superb and consistent figure, the splinter as well as the straight butt wear 26 lines-per-inch wrap checkering with Mullered borders and additionally feature a checkered butt along with a deep hand-rubbed oil finish. ENGRAVING: The action, forend furniture, opening lever, guard, tangs and clips showcase Forte’s spectacular bordered rose and scroll to virtually full coverage. PRIMARY SIDEPLATES: The left plate is dressed with a brace of quail in flight, the right a flushing grouse and a rising woodcock graces the guard – each bird formed from gold. AUXILIARY SIDEPLATES: Numbered to the gun and bearing the initials “GF”, this set presents detailed rose bouquets surrounded by scroll and accenting borders. MARKINGS: “John F. Rowe Gunmaker No. 2” rides the rib while “Eng. By – Guiseppe Forte” hides on the underrib beneath the splinter. The initial plate set in the toe line remains blank. DIMENSIONS: Weight is just 5.8 pounds. Length-of-pull is 15.0 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.5 inches, and cast off is approximately .25-inch. CONDITION: Seldom fired if at all, condition is at least 99 percent with minor indications of handling and storage impressions. HUEY CASE: Numbered “391”, the oak and leather masterpiece features a three-inch brass oval top plate engraved with a pair of quail rising from cover. The brass oiler is also engraved with a superb bordered rose. Both top plate and bottle are unsigned. Also included are two ebony-handled turnscrews, an ebony and brass chamber brush, brass snaps, two-piece ebony and brass cleaning rod, an extra set of sideplate screws with engraved heads and two keys. The case remains in very good condition, with some external wear and a bit of internal loosening (fabric points and cleaning rod retaining bar). CASE LABEL: The makers label on the upper lid reads “Quail Unlimited, The Ultimate Quail Gun, John F. Rowe – Gunmaker and Guiseppe Forte – Engraver”. The price is firm and layaway is available. Partial trade for a sub-gauge double will be considered. $20,000 plus shipping.


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J.P. Sauer & Sohn 12 gauge, 28.4-inch, 2.75-inch, F/F, 14.1-inch LOP, 40 percent colors, great bores, good dimensions, 7.2 pounds

J.P. Sauer & Sohn 12 gauge. Serial number 2345322 has 28.4-inch barrels with fixed F/F chokes, tapering matted rib with single bead, 2.75-inch chambers and an extractor. Additional features include side clips, cocking indicators, manual safety, straight grip and sling loops. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.2 pounds. Length-of pull is 14.1-inch, drops are 1.3 and 2.0 inches. Cast is absent. CONDITION: The bores are strong and bright, barrels full on face and the opening lever rests right of center. Barrel blue is approximately 85 percent with thinning at the balance point. Colors are approximately 40 percent. Screws are unmolested. Wood is approximately 80 percent with no significant issues. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,250 plus shipping.


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W&C Scott & Son Monte Carlo B 20 gauge, incredible engraving mistake, 5.8 pounds, 26-inch C/IM, 14-inch LOP, cased

W&C Scott & Son Monte Carlo B 20 gauge. Made circa 1924, serial 103045 features 26-inch barrels choked C/IC, single ivory bead, matte rib, 2.5-inch chambers, ejectors, automatic safety and a leather-wrapped recoil pad. ENGRAVING: Each lock presents a single flying bird against a natural background, this surrounded by delicate scroll. The pattern continues over the entirety of the action, touches the barrels and reappears on the forend latch and along the length of the tang. Amazingly, the company name is incorrectly engraved as “W & Scott & Son” on the right lock. The initial plate on the toe line is engraved “MBC”. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 5.8 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.0 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.5 inches, and cast off is approximately .25-inch. CONDITION: Bores are strong and bright. Barrels remain properly on face, ejectors are snappy and the opening lever rests at center. Barrel blue is approximately 85 percent, action colors are approximately 25 percent and wood is approximately 80 percent overall, with modest softening of checkering, added leather pad and a scattering of field impressions. Engraving and markings are sharp. CASE: An unmarked and unlabeled vintage case with restored interior by Marvin Huey is included. The outside leather is in fair condition, with a spliced portion where once a name appeared. The inside is new. The price is firm and layaway is available. $8,500 plus shipping.


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L.C. Smith Field Grade Featherweight .410, 26-inch, 3-inch, 1947, 6.0 pounds, 60 percent colors

L.C. Smith Field Grade Featherweight .410 gauge. Made in 1947, serial number 8778 (matching) features 26-inch barrels choked M/F, a single brass bead, solid rib, 3-inch chambers, extractor, mechanical triggers and an automatic safety. Both splinter and butt wear bordered wrap checkering. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.0 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.0 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.5 inches, and cast off is approximately .20-inch. CONDITION: The bores and chambers are smooth, strong and bright. The barrels are fully on face and the opening lever rests well right of center. Mechanics are solid. Barrel blue is approximately 65 percent, with thinning, browning and a few minor freckles on the right side of the rib. Colors are approximately 60 percent, with some browning. The guard is approximately 50 percent. Wood stands at approximately 80 percent overall, with light impressions along with superficial flaking to the varnish. The price is firm and layaway is available. $6,500 plus shipping.


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L.C. Smith Trap Grade 16 gauge, Hunter One Trigger, ejectors, 28-inch M/F, 2.5-inch, 6.8 pounds

L.C. Smith Trap Grade 16 gauge. Made in Fulton, serial number 68705 (matching) features 28-inch barrels choked M/F, a single ivory bead, solid rib, 2.5-inch chambers, ejectors, Hunter One Trigger (mechanical, with selector) and a mechanical safety. The forend is accented with a triangular ebony inlay at the tip and wrapped in a bordered multi-point diamond pattern. The butt continues the same checkering pattern and retains the original appointments. According to the LC Smith Collectors Association, just 282 Trap Grade models were made in 16 gauge. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.8 pounds. Length-of-pull is 13.5 inches, drops are 1.7 and 3.2 inches, and cast off is approximately .20-inch. CONDITION: The bores and chambers are smooth, strong and bright. The barrels are fully on face and the opening lever rests right of center. All mechanics of the ejectors and trigger operate as intended. The barrels appear to have been reblued and show at least 95 percent condition. The action, top lever, forend release and guard are original, with the action retaining 25-30 percent colors. All engraving is tack sharp. Wood finish and integrity stand at approximately 85 percent, with a scattered distribution of impressions and a bit of chipping at the locks. The butt plate has a single small chip at the lower left edge. The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,500 plus shipping.


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