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.
Colt Police Positive .22 LR custom, 9-inch barrel, folding rear sight, mother-of-pearl grips

Colt Police Positive .22 LR serial number 2006. Said to have originated from a movie prop house but absent any related documentation, this interesting revolver features a custom 9-inch barrel (no markings), folding rear sight and mother of pearl grips. It has been reblued, probably at the time of modification, and currently rates about 80% with some thinning and browning (mostly near the muzzle). Both grips are cracked near the butt and the left grip also suffers a small chip. The bore is great and lock up is drum tight. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $1,000.


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

Custom Dale Goens .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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Custom Holehan Alpine Hunter 7mm STW, Model 70 CRF, engraved, 7.4 pounds, brake

Custom Holehan Alpine Hunter 7mm STW based on a much-refined Winchester Model 70 CRF action. A truly spectacular mountain rifle, it features a light weight synthetic stock with positive gripping surfaces, modest Schnabel, Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad and a 26-inch (including brake) match grade barrel. The action is spectacular – a contoured “square bridge” design with reprofiled receiver, reshaped and checkered bolt release, four-panel checkered bolt knob and jeweled bolt body, extractor and follower. Reshaped Talley rings (1-inch, high) rise seamlessly from the receiver to complete the metal presentation. The floor plate is engraved with a wonderful kudu bull in a large oval, which is in turn surrounded by a bold vine and scroll pattern that continues over the trigger guard, up and over the receiver and along the sides of the rings. Maker’s name, serial number and caliber are engraved in scroll. Initials “AS” appear on the trigger guard. Weight is 7.4 pounds as pictured and length-of-pull is 13.25 inches. Condition is nearly pristine, with only slight indications of handling. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $2,500.


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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. Several boxes of Superior Ammunition is available separately. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $4,500.


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Dakota Model 76 .300 Dakota, 2001 (Don Allen), five boxes Superior Ammunition

Dakota Model 76 .300 Dakota serial number 2557. Made in 2001 when Don Allen owned the company, it shows only minor handling wear and appears never to have been taken afield. Features include exhibition-grade English walnut with bold contrast, strong crossing ribbons and a hand-rubbed oil finish, Howell-type inletted sling swivel studs, 24 lines-per-inch wrap checkering, ebony forend tip and crossbolt plugs, jeweled bolt body and follower, shadow line cheekpiece and Dakota bases for Talley rings. The barrel is 24 inches long, weight is 8 pounds and LOP is 13.75 inches. Five boxes of Superior ammunition (80 rounds of 180-grain Trophy Bonded Bear Claw and 20 rounds of 180-grain Swift A-Frame) are included. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $4,000.


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Dakota Model 76 .340 Weatherby Magnum, factory synthetic stock, muzzle brake, 7.5 pounds

Dakota Model 76 Classic .340 Weatherby Magnum with factory synthetic stock and muzzle brake (not shown). Weight is 7.5 pounds, length-of-pull is 13.75 inches and the barrel is 26 inches long (without brake). A thread protector cap is included and the floorplate has an inside-the-bow release. Made in 2007 prior to the Remington purchase, the serial number is 3229. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,250.


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Dakota Model 76 Safari .375 H&H Magnum, drop box magazine, quarter rib, drop box magazine, Talley mounts

Dakota Model 76 Safari .375 H&H Magnum serial number “D375”. An exceptional and well-appointed rifle, it features a ramp front sight with large white bead, quarter rib with windage-adjustable express fixed blade, banded sling swivel stud, Talley quick-release mounts with 1-inch high rings, drop box magazine, wrap-around forearm checkering, three-panel checkered bolt knob and Howell-type rear sling swivel stud. The medium sporter barrel is 21 inches long, LOP is 13.85 inches and weight is 8.4 pounds. The bore is bright and shiny. Overall finish condition is about 98% with scattered evidence of light field use. Wood quality and figure is outstanding. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,250.


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Empire Rifles .450 Rigby, Granite Mountain Magnum Mauser, drop box, banded, quarter rib, Schmidt & Bender in QR mounts

Empire Rifles .450 Rigby on a Granite Mountain magnum Mauser drop box action and otherwise properly featured. Serial number 342ARV has a 23-inch barrel with banded & hooded front sight, banded sling swivel stud and a quarter rib with one standing and one folding leaf. The action itself features a three-position wing safety, straight bolt handle and inside-the-bow release. The stock is fashioned from exhibition grade walnut with fine wrap checkering. It has double crossbolts capped with ebony, English cheekpiece with shadow line, Howell-type inletted sling swivel stud and a steel grip cap. Weight is 11.2 pounds with scope and LOP is 13.7 inches over Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad (pad is cracked). Metal finish is at least 98%, with only slight indications of field use. Wood is about 97% from field impressions typical of a single safari. The 1.1-4×24 Schmidt & Bender Zenith scope incorporates an interesting circle/crosshair reticle with heavy posts at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. Also included are three partial boxes (33 rounds total, three different bullets) of custom-loaded ammunition by Superior. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $8,500.


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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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Jack O’Connor’s personal .416 Rigby Magnum, flawless ownership documentation, field photos, Burgess metal, Brevex

Jack O’Connor’s personal .416 Rigby Magnum on a Brevex Magnum Mauser action with metalwork by Tom Burgess and stock by Bob Johnson. Supported by flawless documentation, serial 66179 is a magnificent piece of hunting history which can rightfully command the rack-center position from any of the world’s the finest firearm collections. O’Connor used this rifle to take his only elephant, finest lion and last Cape buffalo. Features include a 24-inch barrel with ramped front sight, “sweated on” barrel-mounted sling swivel stud and island rear sight with adjustable fixed leaf. The stock begins with an ebony forend tip that transitions into a properly shaped and dimensioned forearm, and the butt has a gracefully scalloped and shadowlined cheekpiece. Checkering is fine, a borderless pattern that wraps around the forearm and panels the grip, each area in turn accented with arrows. The pistol grip ends in a checkered metal cap and the stock concludes in a one-inch pad mounted on a widow’s peak plate. The action itself features a jeweled bolt body and follower, straight bolt handle with two checkered teardrops,  two position wing safety and a Canjar trigger. Weight is  10.4 pounds and length of pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Overall condition is at least 95%, with some evidence of field service. The bore shows strong and bright. Blue is beginning to thin in spots. DOCUMENTATION: Copy of letter from O’Connor dated 3/1/73 regarding the preliminary sale of this rifle to the present owner, stating his intentions to use the rifle on safari later that year. (In fact, the rifle had been promised to another who delayed picking it up. Just after this letter was written, the fellow wanted to close the sale and Jack agreed. Some years later, the current owner tracked the rifle down and managed to complete his purchase.) The purchaser will receive a letter detailing specifics and history, and the following inclusions. PUBLICATIONS: Photocopy of Outdoor Life 1/70 feature “Elephants on the Zambezi” which chronicles bringing this rifle into play on elephant. It also mentions the scope, a Weaver 2.5x that still remains mounted and capable of service. Photocopy of Outdoor Life 2/70 feature “Cliff-Hanging Lion” covers the .416’s use on his best lion and also makes reference to the Weaver scope. Photocopy of Outdoor Life 1/70 column “One-Rifle Safaris” that makes several references to the rifle. Photocopy of Hunting Guns 1991 (annual by Outdoor Life) feature “A Full House On Lions” with references to the rifle. Photocopy of Gun Notes, Volume 1, and a “letter” circa 1970 from O’Connor to Truman Fowler (who published Elmer Keith’s “Safari”) stating he had only owned two .416s (meaning Rigby Magnums). The subject rifle is the second of those. True copy of Gun Digest 1970 which carries the story “The Killing Power Controversy” and a one half page photo treatment of the subject rifle that details features and handloading information. PHOTOGRAPHS: Spectacular color 8×10 print of O’Connor, the rifle and his last Cape buffalo. B&W 8×10 print of the rifle resting across the boss of the last buffalo (Zambia, 1969). Color 8×10 and 5×7 prints of Jack with his only elephant. Although taken with the .416, he is holding his wife’s rifle in the photo. Color 5×7 print of O’Connor with his finest lion. In this image, Jack is cradling the rifle. Wonderful 8×10 print of O’Connor and his best lion, the rifle appearing in detail in the foreground. Several (color and B&W) studio images of the rifle, no doubt intended for publication. B&W 5×7 studio print of Rigby (brand) ammunition which appears in the O’Connor’s book “The Hunting Rifle”. AMMUNITION: Rigby – 28 vintage rounds of yellow/black box .410-grain solids. Rigby – 7 vintage rounds of brown box hollow points. HANDLOADS: partial box of .378 Weatherby Magnum formed to .416 Rigby with Jack’s handwritten (faint) loading information. Also two boxes of current Federal ammo and Lyman dies. $65,000 plus shipping. The price is firm and layaway is available.


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Jarrett Ridge Walker .300 Jarrett, two Zeiss scopes, Talley mounts, ammunition

Jarrett Ridge Walker in .300 Jarrett. Based on a Jarrett action, additional features include Talley rings and bases, forend accessory rail and Jarrett leather sling. Test targets show three-shot groups of .252, .253 and .442 inches. Included are two Zeiss scopes in Talley rings, a Victory FL 4-16×50 T*FL 30mm and a Conquest HD5 3-15x42mm 1-inch. Both scopes have ranging reticles and lens covers. The rifle has a 25-inch barrel and the bolt body is lightened by spiral fluting. Weight with the larger scope is 10.2 pounds and LOP is 13.8 inches. Metal surfaces have a matte green finish that remains in 98% condition. Stock has a green/gray pebbled finish and is about 97% due to some wear/scratching at the grip where it contacted a rack. Bore is strong, with approximately 30 total rounds fired by original owner. Included ammunition is 79 rounds of Barnes 180-grain TTSX, along with nine additional rounds (unsure about bullet), all loaded by Jarrett. Load information is also included. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $8,500.


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Luftwaffe drilling by J.P Sauer & Sohns, 12 / 12 / 9.3x74R, vivid colors and pristine bores

Luftwaffe Drilling serial 337541 by J.P. Sauer & Sohn.The 12 gauge barrels have 2.5-inch chambers and are choked F/F. Features include scalloped boxlock action, extractors, three cocking indicators, barrel selector, bead front sight fitted in a matted rib, flip-up rear sight (rises when safety is moved forward, marked for 100 meters), sling loops and Sauer butt plate. Screws are timed. MARKINGS: The Luftwaffe eagle and swastika appears on the right butt as well as the right shotgun barrel in large format. Maker’s name collars the shotgun chambers and “9.3 x 74 R” appears in the rib hollow. ENGRAVING: Action sides and bottom wear 30% coverage of light scroll, the pattern continuing over the forend furniture, top lever, grip cap and screws. The maker’s name appears in script on both sides and the logo “S” dominates the bottom of the receiver. The safety “S” is also in bold script, and the S/S mark of the maker dominates the butt plate. Finally, the serial is engraved on the tang. Thankfully, an importer’s mark is absent. CONDITION: Bores are bright and flawless. Color case is at least 75%. Barrel blue is about 80%, with some uniform thinning. Wood finish is about 90% and wood condition about 85%, with scattered impressions and a scratch on the left side of the forend. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.0 pounds. Barrels are 25.5 inches long and length-of-pull is 14 inches. No case, papers or accessories. Price is firm an layaway is available. $18,500 plus shipping.


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Merkel O/U .458 Winchester Magnum double rifle, scalloped, ejectors, express sights, custom stock, leather & oak case

Merkel O/U double rifle in .458 Winchester Magnum with a scalloped boxlock frame. Features include ejectors, 24.75-inch barrels and a double-leaf express sight (folder marked “300”) dovetailed into an integral matted rib. Markings show the rifle was imported by California Arms Company (on rib) and regulation for 500-grain bullets (on barrels). Serial number 41561 is matching. ENGRAVING: A fine, elegant scroll of 80% coverage graces the receiver, transitions onto the barrel and continues along the rib, guard, forend latch, top lever, tangs and screws. CONDITION: Approximately 98% overall. Restocked and refinished to a level far above original, with good bores and crisp engraving. A skin of either wood finish or dry protective oil yellows the edges of the action. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 10 pounds. Length-of-pull is 13.75 over a Noshoc pad, drops are 1.5 and 2.5 inches and cast (off) is approximately .25 inches. CASE: An oak & leather takedown case with brass corners and a padded canvas field cover is included. Appointments include an oiler and fine leather sling. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $7,500 plus shipping.


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Remington-Hepburn .38-55, 30-inch octagon-to-round, bright bore

Remington-Hepburn .38-55 serial number 7405. Features include a 30-inch octagon-to-round barrel with a muzzle diameter of .840-inch. The front sight is numbered “212”, the barrel has not been drilled and the folding aperture sight is unmarked. The bottom flat (under the forend) is marked “Remington Arms Co, Ilion, NY”, “38.55” and “10768”. Weight is 9.7 pounds and the length of pull is 13 inches. Lock up is tight and both the hammer and trigger operate properly. CONDITION: The bore is bright and strong. It appears to wear an older, well-executed refinish. The Barrel finish is about 65% with general thinning and browning. Receiver colors show about 70%. The well-figured wood is very good, with strong checkering and some light, scattered impressions. The spirit level in the front sight assembly has gone missing. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $4,000.


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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. $18,500 plus shipping.


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Rigby .470 Nitro Express with extra 12 gauge barrels, engraved, scope in quick release, cased, superb condition

Rigby .470 Nitro Express with extra set of 12 gauge barrels. Serial number 381069 (matching) was made in Paso Robles. Following a successful safari, it was put aside for several years, resold and then completely refurbished to new condition by Turnbull in 2016. Plans for the new owner’s safari evaporated as the work was in process, hence the return to market. Features include ejectors (both barrel sets), mechanical safety, trapdoor grip cap, English (pancake) cheekpiece with shadow line, beavertail forends and a leather-covered recoil pad. RIFLE BARRELS: The .470 NE barrels are 26-inches long with a fiberoptic front bead. The quarter rib has a fixed blade regulated for 50 yards and a folder regulated for 100, along with a superb EAA quick-release mounting system that secures a Leupold Vari-X III 1.5-5x scope with Duplex reticle. A swivel stud (removable) is also present. SHOTGUN BARRELS: The 12 gauge barrels are 28 inches long with a fiberoptic front sight bead. Chambers are 3 inches long and chokes are C/IC. ENGRAVING: Signed by B. Burgess under the guard, the boxlock receiver wears a bold scroll to 80% coverage, the maker’s name centered in a banner crossing the bottom. The pattern extends the length of the opening lever, continues along the tangs and repeats on the grip cap as well as both sets of forend furniture. “John Rigby & Co., Paso Robles, CA” appears in gold script on both barrel sets. On the rifle barrels, “.470 NE”, regulation distances and aiming lines are in gold. The safety “S” as well as the famous adorsed Rs on the grip cap complete the inlays. DIMENSIONS. Length of pull is 15.2 inches. Weight with rifle barrels (scoped) is 13.4 pounds, while the shotgun is just 7.7 pounds. Drops are 1.6 and 1.9 inches, while cast (off) is approximately .4 inches. CONDITION: Nearly new, including both bores. Wood has several minor impressions and minor finish chips where the butt joins the right side of the receiver. RESTORATION DETAILS: Undertaken primarily to remove the original owner’s initials, things got carried away to the tune of nearly $9,000. Both barrel sets were polished and rust blued. The receiver was color cased then French grayed, and top lever done to match. CASE: An Americase with appropriate interior and the Rigby logo (both outer and inner lid) is included. Interior is a bit worn and honestly needs to be refitted to more properly protect the contents. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $28,500 plus shipping.


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Robar Precision Hunter .375 H&H Magnum Improved, Model 70 CRF action, McMillan stock, fluted, brake, Talley mounts

Robar Precision Hunter dangerous game rifle chambered in .375 H&H Magnum Improved. Based on a newer Winchester Model 70 Super Express CRF (controlled round feeding) action with serial number G96548, it features a 23.5-inch custom match grade heavy sporter barrel (25.5-inches including muzzle brake) with banded and hooded front ramp sight and single fixed express leaf island-mounted rear sight. The action itself includes a carefully tuned trigger with crisp pull and zero overtravel, jeweled bolt body and three-position wing safety. Talley quick-release mounts (30mm medium height rings) are ideal and ready for service. The stock is a McMillan with positive checkering fields, pillar bedding, sling swivel studs and a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. LOP is 12.75 inches and weight is 9.4 pounds as pictured. Markings include “PH” on bottom of receiver and “D08” on bottom of the recoil lug. The .375 H&H Magnum Improved is the same as the Ackley Improved version (40-degree shoulder). Brass is fire-formed by shooting .375 H&H Magnum ammunition, and this standard ammunition can also be used outright in the field. CONDITION: The bore is excellent. All metal surfaces wear Robar’s exceptional finishes and overall condition is about 99%. Stock paint shows some evidence of field use (minor rubs and scratches) and rates about 95%. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $2,500.


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Sauer Model 80 .458 Winchester Magnum, 22.5-inch, sights, detachable magazine

Sauer Model 80 Grand African .458 Winchester Magnum. Serial number E6464 features a 22.5-inch heavy sporter barrel with hooded ramp front sight and island-mounted rear sight that is adjustable for both windage and elevation. The detachable magazine is correctly marked for the model and caliber and the recoil pad is marked with the maker’s name. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 10.2 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.65 inches. CONDITION. Although the entire rifle appears to have been professionally refinished, the bore remains bright and shiny. The polished blue of the metal surfaces is about 97% with minimal suggestion of disruption to the surface under the finish, the exception being a rough spot just above and behind where the bolt handle joins the bolt body. Wood condition and finish is about 98%. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $2,000.


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Stevens Model 51 .32 Ideal, 30-inch octagon-to-round, engraved, set trigger, serial 4693

Stevens Model 51 .32 Ideal. Wearing a 30-inch octagon-to-round barrel (muzzle diameter is 1.06 inches), it has a bright bore with minimal spots of roughness. Serial number 4693 appears on barrel, receiver and the stock (under the butt plate). Both “51” and “O” are stamped on the front of the receiver. Features include set triggers and tang sight (adjustable for windage, elevation and aperture size). Weight is 12.8 pounds and length of pull is 13.25 inches from the front trigger. CONDITION: Barrel wears a possible refinish (suggested by slight softening of markings) and shows about 90%. Receiver colors are about 40% and present well overall. Finish on small parts remains strong and consistent in the balance. Wood rates about 85%, and while checkering remains sharp there is a suggestion of extra finish. A crack on the upper right rear of the forend has been stabilized. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. Complete photo package by request. $5,000.


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Wally Johnson’s (Capstick’s “Last Ivory Hunter”) Winchester Model 70 .375 H&H Magnum, documented, book, Coheleach print, field photos, history letter

Winchester Model 70 .375 H&H Magnum from the Wally Johnson estate. Mr. Johnson is the subject of Peter Hathaway Capstick’s biography “The Last Ivory Hunter” and this was his most-used hunting rifle. Serial 13997 was made in 1938 and is certainly among the most historic and important hunting firearms ever offered, as it was used to take countless elephants and other dangerous game during Wally’s storied career. After becoming a professional hunter, Wally carried it when guiding an impressive list of clients which included Robert Ruark. Warren Page, Fred Huntington, Jack Lott and Fred Bear, as well as while hunting with Harry Manners. As is expected, its condition reflects generations of hard use – but it remains perfectly operational. Recent issues of Safari (Nov/Dec ’15) Sports Afield (May/June ’15) and Petersen’s Hunting (April/May ’15) magazines detailed every aspect of this rifle, and copies are included with the purchase. Also included are personalized a letter of authenticity from Wally’s son, Walter, plus an impressive selection of large laminated photographs of Wally with his famous clients and some of his best trophies. Walter Johnson will also personally inscribe a copy of Capstick’s book “The Last Ivory Hunter, The Saga of Wally Johnson” for the purchaser. Finally, the Johnson family is including their framed print (27/500) of Guy Coheleach’s “The Last Ivory Hunt” (which appears in the limited edition of Capstick’s book). The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $75,000 plus shipping.


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Left hand Weatherby Mark V Custom 7mm Weatherby Magnum, German, 1971, game-scene engraved, Leupold, Buehler, unfired

Weatherby Mark V Custom left hand 7mm Weatherby Magnum. Made in 1971, serial number P46773 has a 24-inch barrel and is topped with a Leupold Vari-X II scope with Duplex reticle. Custom features include jeweled bolt body and follower, select walnut stock with basketweave checkering, rosewood forend tip and pistol grip cap, and diamond inlays on either side at the action plus the pistol grip cap. ENGRAVING: The floorplate presents a gold bighorn ram in a mountain scene surrounded with scroll, the pattern continuing over the guard, action, Buehler rings and finally extending 5.5 inches along the barrel. Attaching screws are timed. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.6 pounds with scope. Length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Unfired. Blue is 99%, with slight indications of handling and a small area above the left side of the chamber that suggests rubbing during shipping. Wood is pristine. Optic is clear. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,000 plus shipping.


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Weatherby Mark V .378 Weatherby Magnum, German, 26-inch, ported, 99%

Weatherby Mark V .378 Weatherby Magnum. Made in West Germany and marked “South Gate”, serial number P65140 has a ported 26-inch barrel with ramped front sight and a windage adjustable island-mounted rear sight with a fixed serrated blade. The trigger appears to have been professionally smoothed and tuned. The skip-line checkering pattern on this particular rifle is exceptional. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.6 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: The bore is pristine. Metal finish is nearly 100% with only the slightest indications of handling. Wood finish and condition is 98%, as small impressions show just forward of the bolt knob, on the grip cap and (from shooting muffs) toward the back of the cheekpiece. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $2,250.


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Weatherby .378 Weatherby Magnum, very early rifle on Schultz & Larsen action, possibly unfired

Weatherby .378 Weatherby Magnum on Schultz & Larsen M54J rear-locking four-lug action. This wonderful early Weatherby, serial number 2387, was built during the time when Roy Weatherby depended on a variety of subcontractors to provide him with rifles. From 1955 until the early 1960s, the Danish firm of Schultz & Larsen was favored for this particular caliber – and few of these examples are likely to remain in this high condition. Features include a 26-inch barrel, rosewood forend tip and grip cap (with diamond inlay), Pachmayr recoil pad with the legend “Weatherby’s, Tomorrow’s Rifles Today, South Gate, California”, and bases. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.6 pounds and length-of-pull is 14 inches. CONDITION: Possibly unfired, and the bore is pristine. Both polished blue and wood finish are nearly 100%. A hairline crack on the left side of the stock begins at the forend tip and extends for about three inches. Careful examination under magnification suggests this happened during the manufacturing process and was stabilized prior to the original finish being added. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $3,000.


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Westley Richards .375 H&H Magnum, 7.2 pounds, engraved, folding aperture, pop-up night sight

Westley Richards .375 H&H Magnum (.375 Belted Rimless), serial number 42787. Built on a Mauser 98 action, this wonderful London rifle weighs just 7.2 pounds and bears the scars from generations of purposeful use with distinction. Features include a 24-inch light sporter barrel with folding hood, pop-up night sight (bead absent) and banded sling swivel stud. A small flat has been milled into the top of the barrel just ahead of the front ring. The bore remains bright and the rifling strong, with scattered light roughness. The upper portion of the front ring is stippled, with the balance of the action, floorplate, guard, framed forearm attach screw and grip cap screw engraved with a medium scroll. The swing-over safety shows “SAFE” when positioned at 3 o’clock and the initial plate on the toe line remains blank. A spectacular folding rear sight with both day and night apertures strongly suggests original intent. The stock has a 13.6 LOP over an Old English pad, a horn tip and what appears to be a horn grip cap covering a storage reserve for additional front sights. Cracked at the rear guard screw, it has been stabilized with a third ebony-capped crossbolt and two additional “hidden” bolts that blend into the stock just behind the trigger. Checkering remains viable and the English cheek with shadowline betrays both pedigree and elegance, even at a distance. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $8,000.


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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. $15,000 plus shipping.


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Winchester Model 1873 .44 WCF (.44-40) saddle ring carbine, 1897, 20-inch round barrel, elevator rear sight

Winchester Model 1873 .44 WCF (.44-40) saddle ring carbine. Serial number 510991B was made in 1897 (per Cody Museum). Features include 20-inch round barrel with full-length magazine, elevator rear sight and trapdoor butt. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7 pounds and length-of-pull is 13 inches. CONDITION: Bore has uniform roughness and darkening, but rifling remains viable. Action is tight and hammer/trigger operate with authority. Metal finish is about 40%, with general signs of wear and use. Wood condition is about 60%, with general dings and impressions. Forend is chipped at front right and stock is chipped where it corners into upper left tang. Possible old added finish or protective oil coating. The price is firm and layaway is available. Photo package by request (include email address). $3,000 plus shipping


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Winchester 1873 .44 WCF, 24-inch octagon, 1886, 205588B, fantastic bore

Winchester Model 1873 rifle in .44 WCF (.44-40). Serial number 205588B was made in 1886 and features a 24-inch octagon barrel with buckhorn rear sight. DIMENSIONS: Length of pull to crescent butt plate is 12.75 inches. Weight is 8.8 pounds and barrel measures .850-inch across the flats at the muzzle. CONDITION: Bore is strong and bright, with only a slight hint of rough spots. Metal finish appears to be all original and remains about 60%. Wood appears to have some added finish, although it is difficult to determine if this is a deliberate varnish or just a protective oil. The forend has scattered impressions and a small chip at the upper right rear corner. The stock has a few small impressions. The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,250 plus shipping.


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Colt SAA 1st Generation .32 WCF (.32/20) with 5.5-inch barrel, shipped 1913 to Browning Brothers, ivory eagle, factory letter

Colt SAA 1st Generation .32/20 with 5.5-inch barrel. Serial number 326617 is supported by factory history letter and was shipped on May 3, 1913 to Browning Brothers in Utah. CONDITION: Overall original condition is about 50%. Colors on frame and hammer are consistent. Sides of trigger retain much of the fire blue, and the blue on both barrel and cylinder is about 70%. Ivory grips have the expected cracks that come with age. Bore is very good, with a bit of consistent roughness. Screw heads are very good, with most perfect. All four clicks retain authority and the cylinder locks up tight. DOCUMENTATION: Factory history letter. The price is firm and layaway is available. $9,000 plus shipping.


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Colt Custom Shop SAA .44-40, 4.75-inch, color case frame, 1988, new & unfired in box

Colt Custom Shop SAA .44-40 in Royal Blue with a color case frame. Made in 1988, serial number SA73303 includes the blue box, white oversleeve with correct label and papers. Features include checkered (fluer-de-lis) ebony stocks, 4.75-inch barrel and “CP Design (cross pin). The model number is P1940Z. CONDITION: New and unfired. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,350 plus shipping.


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Colt SAA .45, 1956, 7.5-inch, color case, superb tuning

Colt SAA .45 Colt with a 7.5-inch barrel. Serial number 6901SA is an early “Gen. 2” pistol (1956) with a color case frame. The action has been carefully tuned and smoothed to the highest degree. CONDITION: The bore is bright, shiny and absent indications of wear. Blue on the barrel and cylinder is about 95%, with the frame being about 75% due to thinning. The Color case of the frame has silvered, fading to about 40%. The left grip panel was a tiny chip at the bottom right edge. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,250 plus shipping


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Colt Custom Shop “Custom Government .45 Auto” 1 of 1000, ivory grips, Millet sights, high-polish blue, ambidextrous, beavertail

Colt Custom Government .45 Auto 1 of 1000. Serial number 679CGOV features ivory grips with the “Colt Custom” medallion, highly polished blue on the flats with matte over the curves, Millet sights (white outline rear and orange inlay front), ambidextrous thumb safety, beavertail grip safety and serrated mainspring housing. Markings include “Custom Govt. 45 Colt Auto” with the outline of the Hartford Dome on slide left and “Colt 1 of 1000” on slide right. CONDITION: Overall finish is about 97%, with slight handling wear – mostly on the edges. No box or papers. $1,750.


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Kimber Ultra CDP II 9mm, Custom Shop, 25 ounces, 3-inch stainless steel match grade bull barrel, night sights, retired factory display pistol

Kimber Ultra CDP II 9mm serial number KUF7696. Made in the Kimber Custom Shop, features include stainless steel slide, match grade 3-inch bull barrel, Carry Melt treatment for rounded and blended edges, ambidextrous thumb safety, bumped beavertail grip safety, lowered and flared ejection port, beveled magazine well and checkered rosewood grips. Overall finish condition is 99%, mostly due to one small finish ding on the trigger guard. This is a factory display pistol that was shown but never fired. The price is firm and layaway is available. Photo package by request (include email address).


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Kimber Ultra CDP II .45 ACP, Custom Shop, night sights, 3-inch, 25 ounces, retired display pistol

Kimber Ultra CDP II .45 ACP. Built in the Kimber Custom Shop, standard features include stainless steel slide with Carry Melt Treatment for rounded and blended edges, 3-inch match grade bushingless bull barrel, 7075-T7 aluminum frame with 30 lines-per-inch checkering under the trigger guard and on the front strap, night sights, ambidextrous thumb safety, bumped and grooved beavertail grip safety, beveled magazine well and match grade trigger. Formerly a factory show pistol that was never fired, overall finish condition is about 99% due to slight indications of handling. The price is firm and layaway is available. $950 plus shipping.


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Kimber Pro CDP II .45 ACP, Custom Shop, 4-inch, match grade barrel, retired factory display pistol

Kimber Pro CDP II .45 ACP from the Custom Shop. Features include a 4-inch match grade bushingless bull barrel, stainless steel slide with lowered and flared ejection port, Carry Melt treatment for rounded and blended edges, 30 lines-per-inch checkering on front strap and under the trigger guard, ambidextrous thumb safety, bumped beavertail grip safety, match grade trigger and double diamond rosewood grips. Overall condition is at least 99%, with slight indications of wear from being a company display pistol. The price is firm and layaway is available. $975 plus shipping.


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Kimber Tactical Custom HD II .45 ACP, night sights, ambidextrous, match grade trigger, retired factory display pistol

Kimber Tactical Custom HD II .45 ACP. Features include a steel frame and slide, 5-inch match grade barrel, night sights, checkered front strap (30 lines-per-inch), ambidextrous thumb safety, bumped beavertail grip safety, laminated wood grips, extended and beveled magazine well and match grade trigger. Overall condition is virtually 100%, with only slight indications of handling wear from being a factory display pistol. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,000 plus shipping.


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Kimber Team Match II .45 ACP, stainless steel slide and frame, adjustable, ambidextrous, tuned match grade trigger

Kimber Team Match II .45 ACP with stainless steel slide, frame and extended magazine well. A match grade pistol in every respect, this particular version is the more recent version with the conventional (internal) extractor. Features include beveled slide serrations, 30 lines-per-inch checkering on the front strap, tuned match grade trigger, bumped beavertail grip safety, ambidextrous thumb safety and adjustable rear sight. A factory display pistol, it has slight handling wear but remains unfired. Overall condition is at least 99%. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,350 plus shipping.


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Kimber LAPD SWAT Custom II .45 ACP, one of seven from first production unintentional overrun, never issued, unfired

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 KLA114269, 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. It is likely this is the most collectible Kimber pistol ever offered. CONDITION: New and unfired with slight handling wear. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $8,000 plus shipping.


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Ruger Blackhawk .44 Magnum, 1960, 7.5-inch, stag grips, factory letter, 98% and likely unfired

Ruger Blackhawk .44 Magnum shipped in June, 1960. Serial number 24108 has a 7.5-inch barrel, adjustable rear sight and what appear to be factory stag grips (factory letters do not specify type of grips, per Ruger). It does not have a transfer bar conversion. CONDITION: Condition remains at least 98%, with traces of finish wear mostly along the bottom of the barrel and the right side of the hammer. Possibly unfired. No box or papers. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $2,500 plus shipping.


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Sig P 210-2 9mm, 1995, new & unfired

Sig P 210-2 9mm serial number A213039. New and unfired, it was presented to the winner of a shooting match in 1995 as evidenced by the bottom of the dust skirt bearing the inscription “Ehrengabe EMD 75. Sempacherschiessen, 1995”. Features include a 4.75-inch barrel, plastic grips and factory magazine. No box or papers. CONDITION: New and unfired, it has only a slight amount of handling wear, most notably a rub line from manipulating the thumb safety. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,750 plus shipping.


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Smith & Wesson K-22 Outdoorsman 1st Model .22 LR, 649849, 6-inch, 5-screw, adjustable sight, matching numbers

Smith & Wesson K-22 Outdoorsman 1st Model .22 LR. Serial number 649849 features a 6-inch barrel, 5-screw frame configuration, adjustable rear sight, walnut diamond grips and a serrated hammer. Matching serial number appears on the grip frame, barrel and cylinder, while the number on the inside of the grip panel differs. CONDITION: Overall metal finish is about 80%, with general wear and some light scratches. The bore is bright and rifling sharp. Trigger pull is smooth and the cylinder locks up tight. The left grip has a small chip at the base. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,400.


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Smith & Wesson Model 586-7 .357 Magnum, 7 shot cylinder, 3-inch, lateral port, new & unfired

Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 586-7 L-Comp .357 Magnum. Serial number CXX8681 features a 3-inch barrel, adjustable (black blade) rear sight, Trijicon front blade with single bead night sight, full-lug barrel with single lateral port, teardrop hammer, smooth trigger, round butt frame and laminated finger-groove grips. Also included is a set of logo synthetic grips, plus box and papers. CONDITION: New and unfired. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,050 plus shipping.


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Smith & Wesson Model 25-5 .45 Colt, 1979, 8 3/8-inch pinned barrel, smooth target grips, box and papers, 98%

Smith & Wesson Model 25-5 .45 Colt. Made in 1979, serial number N678726 features an 8 3/8-inch pinned barrel with red ramp front sight and white outline adjustable rear sight, serrated target hammer and grooved target trigger and smooth grips. CONDITION: Overall finish is at least 98%, with slight thinning of blue near muzzle, light turning ring and one small thinning spot on cylinder, tiny marks on bottom of shroud and just forward of trigger guard, ad a repaired chip at the top of the left grip panel. Box (no end label) is somewhat worn and includes papers. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $1,200.


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Walther OSP .22 Short, two magazines, 1969, ported, great bore, adjustable grip

Walther OSP .22 Short with two factory magazines. Serial number 06104 was made in 1969 and includes an adjustable grip, ported 4.5-inch barrel with weight and a Weaver base milled to fit in the rear sight dovetail. Bore is bright and shiny. Metal finish is about 90%, with light overall wear and minor scuffing ahead of the magazine shroud where an accessory was attached. Grips are about 90%, with minor chipping on the high edges. No box or papers.The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,150 plus shipping.


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AyA Model 53 12 gauge, two barrel sets, 1961, 7 pounds, bouquet & scroll, ejectors, leather case

AyA Model 53 12 gauge with full-coverage bouquet & scroll engraving over detachable seven-pin sidelocks. Made in 1961, serial 140738 was made in 1961. Both barrel sets are original and 28 inches long. Chokes are IC/IM and M/F (per choke gauge). Features include ejectors, articulated front trigger, automatic safety, side clips, bushed strikers, game ribs and a checkered butt. Seldom used, both barrels remain fully on face and ring like wind chimes in a trailer park. Full coverage bouquet and scroll graces the action, trigger guard, tangs, opening lever, forearm furniture and the grip cap screw. Additional accents include gold line cocking indicators and gold numbers on the  ribs. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.0 pounds, length-of-pull is 14.75-inches, drops are 1.6 inches and 2.25 inches, and cast off is approximately .375 inch. CONDITION: Overall metal finish remains about 98% (rust blue on barrels, guard, lever and forend furniture, nickel receiver). Wood retains 98% of the original hand-rubbed oil finish and has only slight evidence of field use, but does have the beginning of a hairline above the right lock and just to the right of the opening lever (can be stabilized and would nearly disappear). The opening lever camps to the right. A leather takedown case with brass corners (no label, separated straps) and snaps is included. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $4,500.


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Benelli Ultra Light 12 gauge, 3-inch, 26-inch, 6.2 pounds, 14.4 LOP, like new

Benelli Ultra Light semi-automatic 12 gauge. Features include a 26-inch ribbed barrel with 3-inch chamber and a modified choke tube. Weight is 6.2 pounds and length-of-pull is 14.4 inches. Drops are 1.5 and 1.8 inches, with slight cast (off) of approximately .25-inch. Condition is new and it appears to be unfired. No box, papers or additional choke tubes. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,350 plus shipping.


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Bernardelli V.B. Holland 12 gauge SxS, 26.75 inch, ejectors, articulated front trigger, cocking indicators, new & unfired

Bernardelli (V) V.B. Holland 12 gauge with 26.75-inch barrels choked (fixed) IC/F. Features of serial 3494 include ejectors, 2.75-inch chambers, articulated front trigger, cocking indicators, English (straight) stock with checkered butt and rolled trigger guard. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.8 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.5 inches, drops are 1.25 inches and 2 inches, and cast (off) appears to be about .25-inch. CONDITION: Unfired condition with slight storage/shipping wear that include 2 small impressions on stock and some slight rubbing on the receiver and barrel finish. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. Photos by request (include email address).


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William Evans from Purdey’s 12 gauge game gun, 2.5-inch, IC/F, 15-inch LOP, ejectors, 6.4 pounds

William Evans from Purdey’s (London) boxlock 12 gauge SxS game gun. Circa 1904, serial 6644 (matching) is built around the Webley-Brain screw-grip bolting system, secured at the doll’s head and the underlugs. It sports 30-inch fluid steel barrels choked IC/F with game rib, ejectors and a single brass bead. Bores are mirror bright and fully on face. The rib is inscribed “William Evans, From Purdey’s, 63. Pall Mall, St. James’s, London.” The action is Nitro-proofed for 1 1/8-ounce loads and is fitted with disc-set strikers, intercepting safety sears and an automatic safety. The receiver is graced with delicate scroll and ribbon to full coverage, the pattern extending over the guard, along the tang and top lever, over the forend furniture and blending onto the barrels. “SAFE” appears in gold and the initial plate remains blank. The rich walnut stock has a checkered butt and drop point accents. DIMENSIONS: LOP is 15 inches. Drops are 1.5 and 2.3 inches, and cast off is approximately .25 inch. Weight is 6.4 pounds and balance point is just forward of the hinge pin. CONDITION: As refurbished the barrels, action bottom, guard/tang, top lever and safety (rust blue) are about 99%. Receiver is absent colors. Markings and engraving are softened. Checkering is strong, with occasional flattening. Custom-fitted canvas/leather luggage case of recent vintage includes snaps, oil bottle and rosewood cleaning rod. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,750 plus shipping.


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Hatfield Grade II 20 gauge, ejectors, 3-inch, fixed IC/M, 6.4 pounds, new

Hatfield Grade II 20 gauge SxS with 28-inch barrels and and 3-inch chambers. Serial number 05SLE068 features ejectors, English (straight) stock, fixed chokes (IC/M), Grade IV Turkish walnut, splinter forend with slight Schnabel, seven-pin detachable sidelocks with gold line cocking indicators, articulated front trigger, checkered butt and color case action. ENGRAVING: Medium scroll of 50% flows over action and continues on forend furniture, guard, tangs and opening lever. Made in Turkey (similar to Kimber Valier Grade II). DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.4 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.75 inches, drops are 1.75 and 2.5 inches, and cast (off) is approximately .375 inch. CONDITION: Unfired, with only slight indications of handling/safe wear, including a small scratch on left barrel. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,000 plus shipping.


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Holland & Holland Royal 12 gauge, 1964, 28-inch, 6.6 pounds 14.9-inch LOP, single trigger, case, 97% condition

Holland & Holland Royal 12 gauge self-opener with single (mechanical) trigger. Made in 1964 per history letter, it features 28-inch barrels choked IC/M, 2.75-inch chambers, ejectors, detachable sidelocks, concave (game) rib, rolled trigger guard and bright nickel finish. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.6 pounds and length-of-pull is 14.9 inches. Drops are 1.6 inches and 2.6 inches, and cast off is approximately .375-inch. CONDITION: Condition is superb, with metal being about 98% and wood about 97% with light field and storage impressions. Engraved to indicate it is the Number 1 of a pair, there is no mention of pairing in the history letter. At some point, the stock was slightly shortened (originally indicated LOP was 15.68 in history letter). Tight on face, lightly hunted and little fired. Includes trunk case with proper labels. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $42,500.


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Jack O’Connor’s Winchester 101 Three Gauge Skeet Set, 20/28/.410, superb documentation, cased, 98% condition

Jack O’Connor’s Winchester Model 101 Skeet Set in 20, 28 and .410. Purchased directly from Winchester by O’Connor in 1967, serial number 232764 was inherited by a daughter in 1978 and then passed to a family friend in 2005. Today, it remains unaltered and presents in high original condition. The shotgun itself features ejectors, mechanical safety and a single select trigger. BARRELS: All three barrel sets are 28-inches long, sport vent ribs with double beads and have dedicated (numbered) forends. Each set is properly serialed and also sequentially numbered large-to-small. Fixed skeet chokes run the table. Both the 20 and 28 gauge sets have 2.75-inch chambers, while the .410 has 2.5-inch chambers. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.6 pounds with the 20 gauge barrels. Length of pull is 14 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.5 inches, and cast off is slight, possibly .20-inch. CONDITION: All bores are pristine. 20 gauge barrels and forend are at least 99%, with only slight indications of wear. 28 gauge barrels and forend are about 98%, with minor finish thinning on the right side of the muzzle from case, trace of freckling near muzzle and on forend release, and minor impressions in forend wood. The .410 barrels and forend are 99.5%, with only the slightest indications of use and handling. Action is approximately 98%, with slight indications of handling and occasional minor freckling. The stock also rates 98%, with scattered minor impressions. Engraving remains sharp and unblemished. The case is at least 97% inside and 95% outside. Even the keys are included. DOCUMENTATION: Letter on Jack O’Connor Center letterhead hand-signed by daughter detailing the ownership chain through 2005 and a field photo of Jack, son-in-law and grandson on a pheasant hunt with this shotgun. A letter from the current owner to the purchaser will also be provided. The price is firm and layaway is available. $12,500 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. $8,500 plus shipping.


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Parker VHE 16 gauge, hanging tags, 28-inch F/F, double beads, on face, great bores, 6.7 pounds

Parker VHE 16 gauge on the “1” frame with 28-inch barrels and hanging tags. Serial number 230505 (matching) features ejectors, double beads and 2 3/4-inch chambers (tag indicates 2 9/16). Barrel chokes are F/F, but gauge IM/IM and pattern wonderfully and as if they were M/M (per knowledgable consignor). DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.7 pounds. Length of pull is 13.7 inches over a new pad. Drops are approximately 1.5 and 2.5 inches. Cast (off) is slight, approximately .25 inch. CONDITION: Colors stand at about 60% overall, brighter on the action and fading over the latch, guard and tang. A modest hint of scaling appears on the sides. The guard has fully browned. The top lever, area near the safety and the length of the lower tang all show browning and some light pitting. Bottom screw heads are a bit roughed. Barrel blue is about 80%, with general field marks and some streaking. Checkering is very good. Wood condition is very good as well, with general scratches and impressions commensurate with many days spent afield. Wood appears to have been rubbed with oil or possibly refinished at some point. Bores are bright and fully on face. Ejectors pop like corks on New Year’s Eve. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $4,250.


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Parker DHE 12 gauge, ejectors, skeleton butt, 2.75-inch, 30-inch, IM/IM, 14-inch LOP

Parker DHE 12 gauge on the number two frame. Serial number 136313 has 30-inch barrels choked IM/IM (per gauge), 2.75-inch chambers and a single brass bead. Additional features include ejectors and a skeleton butt plate. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.6 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14 inches, drops are 1.8 and 2.9 inches, and cast off is approximately .30-inch. CONDITION: Bores are bright and shiny. Ejectors are stout. Barrels have been reblued and retain 90% finish with small areas of thinning. Receiver has a trace of color remaining. Wood appears to have been professionally refinished and currently exhibits about 95% condition with a small chip at tang and scratch along the toe line. The price is firm and layaway is available. $6,000 plus shipping.


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Smith & Wesson Elite Gold Grade I 20 gauge SxS, 3-inch, 28-inch IC/M, 6.6 pounds, 98% condition

Smith & Wesson Elite Gold Grade I 20 gauge SxS with 3-inch chambers. Made in the same (Turkish) factory as the Kimber Valier and Hatfield doubles, serial number UCA0516 has 28-inch polished blue barrels with fixed IC/M chokes, double beads on a solid matte rib, ejectors, splinter forend, scalloped boxlock receiver with brilliant color case, single non-select trigger, semi-pistol grip stock with round knob, fine checkering on forend, grip and butt. ENGRAVING: Delicate scroll to 30% coverage on receiver, forend furniture, opening lever, safety, guard and tang. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.6 pounds, length of pull is 14.75 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.25 inches, and cast (off) is slight – approximately .375 inches. CONDITION: At least 98% overall with only slight indications of use and handling. Bores are bright and shiny. Includes box, papers and soft sleeves with logo. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,500 plus shipping.


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Tolley (London) boxlock 12 with 30-inch IC/F barrels, 2.75 inch, intercepting safety sears, 6.6 pounds, 14.3 LOP, case

Tolley (J & W, London) boxlock 12 gauge with 30-inch barrels choked IC/F. Serial number 8655 has intercepting safety sears, 2.75-inch chambers, automatic safety and extractors. The action, barrels, top lever, guard, tangs, safety, forend furniture and screws have modest border and scroll embellishment. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.6 pounds, length-of-pull is 14.3 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.25 and cast (off) is approximately .75-inch. CONDITION: Barrels have been polished and reblued. Rib markings are soft and overall finish is about 70% with some thinning and smudging. Barrels are on face and bores are strong and bright. The action has silvered, with only a trace of colors remaining. The shotgun has been lovingly restocked with heavily-figured walnut. Currently about 85% overall, checkering has uniform wear and minimal field impressions. The widow’s peak butt plate is about 90%. CASE: The maker’s case has a loosening interior. Straps and handle have been recently replaced. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $2,250 plus shipping.


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