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Biesen / O’Connor custom Winchester Model 70 Featherweight .270 Win., 2006 FNAWS & O’Connor Center raffle rifle, spectacular engraving, unfired

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. Recently donated to the Boone and Crockett Club by the raffle winner, it is presented to the market through the Club’s Guns For Conservation Program. Proceeds from the sale will be directed to the Boone and Crockett Club Foundation and benefit wildlife conservation efforts in perpetuity.

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 fluers and finished with an ebony forend tip. Additional features include jeweled bolt body, extractor and follower, two-panel checkered bolt knob, recontoured and checkered bolt release and 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 and finished, along with a pair of 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.


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Biesen pre-64 Winchester Model 70 .375 H&H Magnum, Jack O’Connor Heritage Center Big Game Rifle Number One, engraved, 5 + 1 capacity, pristine

Specially crafted by Al, Roger and Paula Biesen as the 2013 fundraising rifle for the Jack O’Connor Hunting Heritage & Education Center, this spectacular custom Winchester pre-64 Model 70 .375 H&H Magnum stands in unfired condition. Serial number 525302 wears its original 25-inch tapered heavy sporter factory barrel with hooded ramp front sight and island rear sight base topped with two folding leafs. The much-refined action features a jeweled bolt body, extractor, follower and rail, hollow bolt knob with two checkered teardrops, recontoured and checkered bolt release button, recontoured tang and custom bottom metal with inside-the-bow release button. Magazine capacity is five-plus-one, even though there is no drop box configuration. The stock is the very definition of classic layout and presentation. The Biesens carefully selected an exhibition-grade English walnut blank with rich, heavy grain over its full length as an appropriate foundation. Finished appointments include an ebony forend tip, flawless 24 lines-per-inch wrap around borderless checkering surrounding the signature Biesen fluers and tapering pancake cheekpiece with shadow line. Every aspect of the execution is flawless. ENGRAVING: Paula Biesen dressed the sight hood, ring tops (Leupold quick detaching 1-inch medium height), bolt handle and bottom metal with an elegant bold scroll. The pattern continues to the grip cap, where it then frames the bust of an alerted and threatening Cape buffalo bull. The floorplate scroll reads “Jack O’Connor Heritage Center Big Game Series #1, 2013” and is signed thereunder “P. Biesen”. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.8 pounds with mounts. Length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. CONDITION: The bore is very strong and bright. Overall condition is virtually pristine, with only the slightest indications of display and handling. The price is firm and layaway is available. $10,000 plus shipping.


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Thomas Bland & Sons cape gun in .303 British & 20 gauge, scalloped boxlock ejector, express sights

Thomas Bland & Sons cape gun in .303 British and 20 gauge. A scalloped boxlock ejector, serial 15677 has 26-inch barrels with an integral raised and matted rib ending with a dovetail-mounted bead up front and doll’s head extension at the action. A sling loop on an elongated oval base is positioned on the underside of the rib as well. The rear sight is something special, as it incorporates three folding express leafs as well as a folding ladder. All four leafs have silver-filled sighting lines, but some of the silver has gone missing over time. The first leaf is marked “100 / 200”, the second “300 / 50 yds. round ball” and the third “400”. The ladder is marked “303” and “Shot From Cordite”, with distance markings from 500 to 1,000 yards. The action itself has side clips, bushed strikers, twin triggers and an automatic safety. The stock features a steel butt plate with widow’s peak and trap door. MARKINGS: “Thomas Bland & Sons. 450. West Strand. London” and “Winners of the 1885 American Rifle Trials” appear separately on the rib. The toe line oval bears the initials “WPI”. Modest engraving outline accents grace the lines of the receiver, opening lever, guard and tangs. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.8 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.3 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.5 inches, and cast off is approximately .5-inch. CONDITION: Barrels are tight on face. As refurbished, barrel (rust) blue is about 97%, with soft but viable markings. Colors on the action, guard, tangs and butt plate are bright, about 90 percent. Overall metal condition is strong, with only modest evidence of roughness surviving the polish. Brand markings are viable. Serial number on the lower tang is soft. Opening lever closes dead center. Ejectors, safety and triggers operate properly in dry cycling. Wood appears to be original, with refreshed checkering and quality finish showing at no less than 90 percent. RIFLE BARREL CONDITION: The bore exhibits enough softening to the rifling and roughness in the grooves to suggest it is nearing the end of its useful life. It does, however, appear viable, and condition may improve on the heels of a through cleaning. SHOTGUN BARREL DIMENSIONS / CONDITION: Absent choke with the chamber lengthened to 3-inches, the bore remains bright with a trace of light and uniform roughness. The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,000 plus shipping.


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Custom Ruger Model 77 .35-284 attributed to Lenard Brownell, McGowen barrel, island rear with folder, strong crossing grain, exceptional stock layout and checkering

Ruger Model 77 in .35-284. An unsigned custom logically attributed to Lenard Brownell by the donor, the action serialed 74-64998 was made in late 1979. (Brownell passed in 1982.) Most certainly, design characteristics including the profile of the Schnabel, the cheekpiece and its shadow line and aspects of the checkering pattern are strongly suggestive of Brownell’s hand. Features include a 22-inch McGowen barrel, hooded front ramp with Lyman blade and what appears to be an ivory bead, banded sling swivel stud, island rear sight with one fixed and one folding leaf (appears green) recontoured tang and custom tang safety. A Leupold M8-4x with Duplex reticle rides in factory rings. In addition to the graceful Schnabel forend tip and heavy crossing grain, the stock is finished with fine borderless wrap-around 26 lines-per-inch checkering, bottom metal pedestal and a sculpted pistol grip. DIMENSIONS: Weight (with optic) is 7.8 pounds and length-of-pull is 14.25 inches. CONDITION: Bore is bright, as the rifle is essentially unused. Under magnification, the bore has what appear to be very light machining marks, suggesting a proper lapping is in order. Finish is new, other than minor anodizing imperfections on the aluminum floorplate. The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,000 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Boone and Crockett Club.


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Browning BAR Grade IV .270 Winchester, 1973, engraved by Baerten, possibly unfired

Browning BAR Grade IV .270 Winchester. From Belgium in 1973, serial number 71955M73 has a 22-inch plain barrel (no provision for open sights), game scene engraving and spectacular wood with intricate borders and carved accents. ENGRAVING: Signed by C. Baerten (left, above trigger), the well-executed game scenes feature pronghorn antelope (right) and whitetail deer (left), each in turn surrounded by an elegant leaf and vine border design. The magazine base and trigger guard wear a continuance. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.0 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. CONDITION: The bore is new-penny bright. Metal finishes are at least 99 percent, with only the slightest indications of handling. Wood finish and integrity are also at least 99 percent, with minor suggestions of handling and storage wear. As there is no indication of scope mounting, the rifle is quite possibly unfired since leaving the factory. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,500 plus shipping.


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Browning / FN Express .270 Winchester, claw mounts, Leupold, 97 percent

Browning / FN Express .270 Winchester double rifle with claw mounts. Built on the Superposed Superlight action and wearing 24-inch barrels, serial 177PZ01565 (appears on upper tang, barrels and forend latch) features ejectors, single select mechanical trigger, mechanical safety, long tang and a professionally-added quarter rib with an adjustable express rear sight and claw mounts. Stocked up from an elegant walnut blank with rich yet understated grain, the double-bordered 26 lines-per-inch checkering wraps the Schnabel forend as well as the English (straight) grip. OPTIC: The Leupold VX-R 2-7x33mm scope features a reticle with illuminated center circle and hold-over aiming dots on the lower vertical wire. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.0 pounds without scope and length-of-pull is 14.15 inches. CONDITION: Bores are strong and bright. The top lever closes far right of center, indicating little use. Mechanics are crisp and proper. Rust blue is at least 98 percent overall. Muzzle has minor spots of light tarnish. Wood is 97 percent with slight indications of handling. Optics are pristine. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,750 plus shipping.


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Cooper Model 52 Jackson Hunter .30-06, one-hole test target, two magazines, box, 97 percent overall

Cooper Arms Model 52 Jackson Hunter .30-06. Made in 2012, serial number CF23393 wears a 24-inch stainless steel medium sporter barrel with a .660 muzzle diameter and recessed (stepped) target crown. Additional features include two detachable magazines and Warne bases. VERIFIED ACCURACY: The included factory test target shows three shots into a single ragged hole. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.8 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.8 inches. CONDITION: The bore is bright and shiny. Trigger breaks as sharp and quick as a sixteen-year-old’s heart. The barrel surface has minor rubs and scattered faint spots of tarnish. Bluing over the action stands at 97 percent, mostly from thinning on the bolt knob. Stock finish is about 95 percent, in large part to an area of gray under the right side of the rollover comb. INCLUSIONS: Two factory magazines, accuracy target, box/sleeve and papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,000 plus shipping.


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Dakota 76 .243 Winchester, 1991, 22-inch, 7.2 pounds, special order features, 97 percent

Dakota Model 76 .243 Winchester. Built in 1991 when Don Allen owned the company, serial number K0051 has a short action (repeater with blind magazine box), 22-inch light sporter barrel, full-length Mauser claw extractor, three-position wing safety and tuned trigger. Special order features include an ebony forend tip, wrap-around checkering, jeweled bolt body, and hollowed barrel channel and butt (to reduce weight and improve between-the-hands balance). DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.2 pounds (with Leupold mounts) and length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and metal finish (matte) is about 98 percent, both reflecting minimal exposure afield. Wood is about 97 percent, with only a modest scattering of scratches, impressions and thinning. The Pachmayr recoil pad is slightly puckered in the middle. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,500 plus shipping.


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Empire Rifles East African Express left hand .416 Rigby Magnum, .740 MOA, Schmidt & Bender, EAW, drop box, unfired, proceeds benefit the Boone & Crockett Club

Empire Rifles East Africa Express left hand .416 Rigby Magnum. Serial number DL6152 is built on a Granite Mountain drop box action (four plus one) with a full-length Mauser claw extractor for true controlled-round feeding and extraction. Features include a 23.5-inch barrel with recessed crown, ramp/bead front sight with removable hood, windage-adjustable notched express rear sight, EAW quick detaching mounting system (30mm), jeweled bolt body and magazine follower, inside-the-bow floorplate release button, three-position wing safety, steel grip cap, ebony forend tip, double crossbolts with ebony plugs, English cheekpiece with shadow line, 26-lines-per-inch checkering and a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. OPTIC: The Schmidt & Bender 1.1-4x24mm Zenith scope has a wonderful dangerous game reticle with heavy bottom and side wires intersecting a circled conventional aiming point. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 11 pounds with scope. Length of pull is 14.2 inches over a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. CONDITION: New and unfired, with only slight indications of handling. ACCURACY: Prior to delivery, the rifle was tested for accuracy by the factory with a “Best Group” of .74 MOA (three shots at 100 meters measuring .740 center-to-center, with A-Square 400-grain DT ammunition). INCLUSIONS: Nylon logo sling, see-through lens caps, factory test target/certificate and other information. SPECIAL CONSIDERATION: Proceeds from the sale of this rifle will benefit the Boone and Crockett Club. The price is firm and layaway is available. $7,500 plus shipping. The rifle can be purchased without the scope for an adjusted price. Photo package by request (include direct email address). Ammunition is offered separately.


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William Evans .470 Nitro Express double rifle, 28-inch, 11.4 pounds, 14.5-inch length-of-pull, engraved, circa 1910

William Evans .470 Nitro Express double rifle. Made circa 1920, serial 12138 sports 28-inch barrels with a ramp front beaded sight, sling loop and a matted quarter rib with one fixed and two folding express leafs marked 100/200/300. The boxlock extractor action has an automatic safety, bushed strikers, double triggers and a lower tang that extends to the pistol grip cap. ENGRAVING: The action wears a well-executed medium scroll pattern to about 80 percent coverage, the pattern extending over the forend furniture and lever, barrel extension, opening lever, safety, guard, tangs, screws and grip cap. “SAFE” appears in gold. Initials “JAAH” (yeah, I know – so close!) appear on the toe line oval. A small “0” is pressed into the stock just under the grip cap. Serial number appears on the forend assembly, barrels, water table and tang. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 11.4 pounds. Length of pull is 14.5 inches over the pad. Drops are 1.5 and 2.4 inches, and cast off is a slight .25-inch. CONDITION: Barrels are full on face. Lever closes just right of center. Bores have a hint of roughness near the muzzle, but are otherwise smooth and shiny with strong rifling. As refurbished, barrel markings remain viable and blue is about 95 percent. The action retains a trace of color case, now browned. Engraving is sharp. Mechanically, the triggers are strong and both safety and ejector operate without hesitation. Wood integrity is also strong and absent concerns. Checkering is sharp as recut. The price is firm and layaway is available. $26,000 plus shipping.


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Greifelt double rifle drilling / Bock drilling, .30-40 Krag & 16 gauge, 19-inch barrels, on face, strong bores

Greifelt double rifle drilling (Bock drilling) with .30-40 Krag barrels over 16 gauge. Serial 37529 (matching 3x) features three 19-inch barrels (the two rifle barrels are sleeved to .30-40 Krag) over a 16 gauge shotgun barrel with an open choke and 2.75-inch chamber. The matted rib begins with a stippled ramp front sight base topped by a white-beaded Lyman blade. The rear portion of the rib bevels to accommodate a dovetailed rear sight base with two leafs (one fixed, another folding), along with a bases for claw mount rings (not included). Additional features include cocking indicators, side clips, bushed strikers, barrel selector, mechanical safety, extractor and a barrel-mounted sling swivel stud. MARKINGS: Action wears the serial, proofs and is marked “NOTENGLISHMAKE (no doubt added with some degree of post-war nationalistic pride). The shotgun barrel is serialed, marked to its gauge and chamber length, and also bears “11/37”, “A.K. Horst” and “1 1/8 oz”. The underside of the rifle barrels are both marked to the sleeves. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.4 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.5 inches over the Pachmayr Old English pad. CONDITION: Barrels are on face and bores are bright and strong. Mechanics operate properly. Barrel finish has browned and thinned to about 40 percent. The scalloped action has gone over to silver and slightly tarnished in spots, but the engraving remains sharp. The trigger guard wears a newer coating of polished blue. The forend wood is very good, with sharp (possibly refreshed) checkering. The stock has a slight hairline at the point of the upper tang. CASE: An aftermarket takedown case is included, but the interior must be reset to accommodate. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,000 plus shipping.


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Griffin & Howe .300 H&H Magnum, magnum Model 70 barreled action, 1950, Unertl Hawk 4x

Griffin & Howe .300 H&H Magnum on a Winchester Model 70 magnum action. Built in 1950, rifle number 2052 (serial number 123862) is a superb example of an American classic sporting rifle and was in fact inspired by the writings of Townsend Whelen. The 26-inch barrel has an integral front sight ramp with brass beaded blade and boss-mounted rear folding sight. The Model 70 magnum-length barreled action with cloverleaf tang was made in 1949 and sports a Griffin & Howe side mount. The bolt body, extractor, rail and follower have been carefully jeweled and the bolt knob has two hand-checkered bordered teardrop panels. Stocked from a walnut blank with bold and consistent grain plus hints of fiddle, finishing touches include an ebony forend tip, wrap-around bordered checkering, metal grip cap and sling swivel studs. The cheekpiece has a shadow line and the initial plate in the toe line is engraved “TJH”. CONDITION: Even after hunting much of Canada, the western United States and Zimbabwe, the rifle remains in high condition. The polished blue metal shows about 85 percent, mostly due to rubbing on the floorplate. The ebony forend tip shows some light crazing, including one line which might be a hairline drying crack. Overall stock condition and finish is strong, at least 90% with a collection of light scratches and impressions attesting to its 67 years of adventure. The recoil pad, a Pachmayr Decelerator, is a replacement. The bore is strong and bright. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.8 pounds with scope and length-of-pull is 14.0 inches. SCOPE: The Unertl Hawk 4x has a tapered post/crosshair reticle and a 1-inch tube. Optics are clear, inside and out. The price is firm and layaway is available. $7,000 plus shipping.


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Hoenig custom Winchester pre-64 Model 70 .30-06, AAA English, leather wrapped pad, from the estate of Tom Siatos

Winchester Model 70 .30-06 stocked and refined by George Hoenig. From the Tom Siatos estate and based on a refined barreled action (serial 33959 made in 1941) this is the literal definition of a classic American custom rifle. The metal has a superb rust blue finish and remains almost entirely original, the exception being a careful rounding of the bottom metal to blend with the contour of the stock. The metal grip cap is engraved “G. HOENIG BOISE ID”. The stock is shaped from an elegant blank of AAA-grade English walnut to the contour of a proper mountain rifle. The open grip, at least for an American custom rifle, is ahead of its time. Being a Hoenig, the 26 lines-per-inch wrap bordered checkering is wonderfully executed and perfectly compliments. Additional appointments include an English cheek with softened edge and a leather-wrapped recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight (with mount) is 8.4 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.6 inches. CONDITION: The bore shines like grandpa’s bald head in the sun. Metal and wood finishes are about 98 percent. Wood integrity is about 97 percent owing to a scattering of field impressions. TOM SIATOS (1923-2008) spent the majority of his life in close association with firearms and hunting. His professional contributions, tremendous category knowledge, bottomless enthusiasm and bold personality influenced the firearms industry and outdoor media to such a degree that it remains a viable force today. Tom was the second editor of Guns & Ammo Magazine. As such, he was responsible for the general tone of the iconic publication. A consummate hunter, spectacular all-around shot and true connoisseur of fine firearms, his interests spanned the full spectrum of the shooting sports. In 1942, Tom enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served in units that scouted and destroyed isolated enemy communication sites on a number of Pacific islands, eventually receiving a battlefield commission. After concluding his service, he attended UCLA and later joined the fledgling Petersen’s Publishing Company in 1958. A series of promotions led to him to become vice president of the Petersen’s Publishing Outdoor Division, which thrived under his leadership. Tom Siatos was a mentor, visionary, leader, father figure and a true original. We will never see his like again. The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,000 plus shipping.


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Holland & Holland .240 Apex, takedown, 23-inch, express sights plus aperture, scope in quick-detaching H&H rings, very good bore, cased

Holland & Holland .240 Apex takedown sporting rifle. Based on a Mauser 98 action, rifle number 944 wears a 23-inch light sporter barrel with banded front sight (ramp with blade, folding hood), banded sling eye and banded rear sight with the fixed leaf marked “50” (left) and “200” (right), and a folding leaf marked “350”. Both leafs have gold sighting lines. The action has a stippled front ring, bent bolt handle with hollow knob, swing-over safety and an adjustable aperture sight marked “200” and “350” mounted on the cocking piece. The stock has wrap-around bordered checkering, cross bolt, pistol grip cap with trapdoor, initial plate on the toe line (blank), pancake cheekpiece and a horn buttplate with delicate widow’s peak. CONDITION: The bore remains bright, with viable rifling and only the slightest scattering of roughness. Overall blue is about 60 percent, with general thinning and silvering. Wood finish is about 70 percent. Checkering is uniformly flattened and the stock exhibits a significant amount of character due to a general coverage of field impressions and scratches. SCOPE: Brand markings are obscured. The 30mm main tube and elevation adjustment (marked to 500 yards) integrates perfectly with the Holland & Holland detachable rings. The tapered post and cross reticle is ready for service, as the optics remain viable. Only a slight internal clouding is present. MARKINGS: Serial 944 appears on barrel, action, floorplate, trigger guard, stock, extractor collar, bolt handle, cocking piece, grip cap trapdoor and rear scope ring. Barrel is marked “Holland & Holland. 98. New Bond Street. London.” Barrel (at receiver) is marked “Holland’s .240. Bore Apex RGD Rimless Cartridge”. “SAFE” appears in gold on the safety lever. DIMENSIONS: Weight, with scope attached, is 8.0 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.25 inches. CASE: The leather-bordered and felt-lined takedown case retains the maker’s label. It remains solid, with the wear, fading and spotting expected with age. The price is firm and layaway is available. $13,000 plus shipping.


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Clyde James custom pre-64 Winchester Model 70 .375 H&H Magnum, tremendous wood, 99 percent

Clyde James custom Winchester pre-64 Model 70 .375 H&H Magnum. Based on a magnum-length barreled action wearing serial number 123832 from 1949, features include a 25-inch heavy tapered barrel with integral hooded front sight ramp topped with a brass-beaded blade, barrel-mounted sling swivel stud, folding rear sight, contoured front base, shaped and checkered bolt release, blind cloverleaf tang and tuned trigger. Stocked from an exceptional blank of claro walnut with rampaging fiddle and rich colors, accents include an ebony forend tip with widow’s peak, fine wrap-around checkering in a generous bordered point pattern, cross bolt with ebony plugs, steel grip gap, blind inletted sling swivel stud and a beveled cheekpiece with shadow line. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.0 pounds with mounts. Length-of-pull is 13.7 inches and drops are approximately 1.3 and 2.0 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Metal finish (rust blue) is nearly 100 percent. Wood is 99 percent, with only the slightest indications of handling. The rear sight blade rotates past what would be a customary stopping point. INCLUSIONS: Redfield mounts (1-inch low rings). The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,250 plus shipping.


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Jarrett Model JS Coup de Mort .223 Remington, single shot, spectacular heavy varmint stock, 27-inch, brake, Talley

Jarrett Model JS Coup de Mort .223 Remington single shot. Made in 2002, serial RD2002 is a heavy varminter with a tapered 27-inch barrel (including brake) measuring .915-inch at the brake thread line. Additional features include a 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” on barrel right. DIMENSIONS: Weight (sans rings) is 11.6 pounds. Length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Bore is strong and bright, suggesting a low round count. Metal finish is approximately 99 percent, with only minor indications of handling. Wood integrity and finish is approximately 98 percent, with a modest 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 (not pictured). The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,000 plus shipping.


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Kimber Model 8400 Super America .270 WSM, exceptional wood, 6.8 pounds, 99 percent

Kimber Model 8400 Super America .270 WSM. Serial number KW13036 features an exceptional AAA claro walnut stock with rich, thick grain, an ebony forend tip, cheekpiece, wrap-around 24 lines-per-inch checkering and high polish blue. Some of the additional Kimber usuals include a 24-inch match grade sporter barrel, Mauser claw extractor, three-position wing safety, steel bottom metal with inside-the-bow floorplate release button, match grade trigger, steel grip cap, pillar and glass bedding, and Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.8 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.8 inches. CONDITION: Bore is strong and bright. Surface finishes are about 99 percent, with only modest indications of use. The original box is included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,500 plus shipping.


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Kobe custom Winchester Model 70 .375 H&H Magnum, drop box, spectacular wood, 8.8 pounds

Winchester pre-64 Model 70 .375 H&H Magnum by J.A. Kobe (stamped in barrel channel). Serial 295878 features a 23.75-inch custom (unmarked as to maker) heavy sporter barrel with a tapered crown, banded front sight with white-beaded blade, banded sling swivel stud, island rear sight with adjustable blade, Talley bases, reshaped and checkered bolt release button, four-panel checkered teardrop bolt knob and custom drop box bottom metal with an inside-the-bow floorplate release button. Stocked with a heavily marbled and rich-grained blank of English walnut accented with an ebony forend tip with widow’s peak, 26 lines-per-inch borderless wrap-around checkering, double crossbolts with ebony plugs, steel grip cap, cheek piece with shadow line and a Howell-type inletted sling swivel stud on a pedestal. The action is bedded on aluminum pillars and glassed its entire length. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.8 pounds. Length-of-pull is 13.75 inches over a Pachmayr Decelerator pad. Drop (straight comb) is 1 inch and cast off is approximately .375-inch. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Metal finish (rust blue) is about 97 percent, with small, scattered rubs. Wood finish is about 98 percent and wood integrity about 96 percent, with a few minor impressions. A small plug located near the forend tip suggests the relocation of the forward sling swivel stud to the band. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,000 plus shipping.


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Lang .470 Nitro Express double rifle, London, 26-inch, express sights, 10.6 pounds, case, Turnbull refurbish

Joseph Lang & Son .470 Nitro Express double rifle. Serial 14644 is a wonderful London rifle which was refurbished by Turnbull about 10 years ago. Features include 26-inch barrels topped by a full-length matte rib with integral raised front ramp. The front sight itself has been filed fine for daylight duty, with the pop-up night sight having seen service in low light as well as when closing on dangerous game. The dovetail-mounted rear sight has one fixed and two folding express leafs (marked 100/200/300), each with a sighting line. Additional features include double triggers, extractor, mechanical safety and traditional (pancake) cheekpiece with shadow line. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 10.6 pounds. Length-of-pull is 15 inches with attached orange pad, and an included Pachmayr Old English pad would reduce LOP .50-inch if installed. Drops are 1.5 and 2.5 inches, and cast off is slight – maybe .20-inch. CONDITION: Barrels are tight on face. Bores are strong, with only the slightest wear and roughness showing. Extractor, triggers and safety all operate properly. Barrel, guard, opening lever, tang and grip cap blue all stand at about 97 percent, and all markings remain strong. Action colors are rich and bright, with only the slightest handling evidenced in the clear sealing coat. Maker’s name and engraving accents are sharp. Wood finish is about 97 percent as well and wood integrity is about 95 percent to account for the scattering of small scratches and field impressions. The forend locking lever is slightly loose. INCLUSIONS: Older takedown case with added maker’s label and replacement straps is in worn condition. The price is firm and layaway is available. $18,500 plus shipping.


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Newton (Buffalo) First Model 1916 .30-06, serial 1104, Lyman 438 Field, cheekpiece, aperture front sight on banded pyramid base

Newton First Model 1916 .30 USG (.30-06). Made in Buffalo, New York, serial number 1104 (appears on underside of receiver, inside the stock and under the pistol grip cap) features a 26-inch barrel, aperture front sight on a banded pyramid base, banded sling swivel stud, folding rear sight on banded base, full-length claw extractor, checkered (underside) bolt knob, Lyman receiver sight, Lyman 438 Field scope and double set triggers. The stock has a Schnabel forend tip, bordered panel wrap checkering, steel grip cap and a cheekpiece. Takedown is both unique and innovative. The action secures against the rear portion of the tang, which in turn is anchored to the stock by a screw extending through the grip cap. The floorplate assembly rotates after opening the trap door to loosen the attaching screw. DIMENSIONS: Weight (scoped) is 8.8 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. CONDITION: Bore is bright and absent pitting, with some general softening to the rifling. Safety and set triggers operate properly. Barrel blue shows about 70 percent, with general thinning. Markings are sharp. The action blue is also about 70 percent and thinning. Both the bolt handle and knob are about 60 percent. The stock has a coating of extra finish, an added recoil pad, spliced wood base for the rear sling loop, a missing sliver under the safety on the right side of the tang and rough inletting under the receiver sight on the right side. There is also a general scattering of scratches and impressions. The scope is clear and viable, with a bit of visible debris. Eye relief is short, approximately two inches. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,750 plus shipping.


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Remington Model 700 Classic 7mm-08, estate of Tom Siatos, 6.4 pounds, 98 percent

Remington Model 700 Classic 7mm-08 Remington. Originating from the estate of Tom Siatos, serial B6897034 features a 22-inch light sporter barrel, wrap-around checkering, cheekpiece and includes a Leupold base. The barrel has a recessed target crown and the trigger has been tuned. DIMENSIONS: Weight (with base) is 6.4 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.4 inches. CONDITION: Bore appears new. Metal and wood finishes are about 98 percent. TOM SIATOS (1923-2008) spent the majority of his life in close association with firearms and hunting. His professional contributions, tremendous category knowledge, bottomless enthusiasm and bold personality influenced the firearms industry and outdoor media to such a degree that it remains a viable force today. Tom was the second editor of Guns & Ammo Magazine. As such, he was responsible for the general tone of the iconic publication. A consummate hunter, spectacular all-around shot and true connoisseur of fine firearms, his interests spanned the full spectrum of the shooting sports. In 1942, Tom enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served in units that scouted and destroyed isolated enemy communication sites on a number of Pacific islands, eventually receiving a battlefield commission. After concluding his service, he attended UCLA and later joined the fledgling Petersen’s Publishing Company in 1958. A series of promotions led to him to become vice president of the Petersen’s Publishing Outdoor Division, which thrived under his leadership. Tom Siatos was a mentor, visionary, leader, father figure and a true original. We will never see his like again. The price is firm. $750 plus shipping.


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Remington Custom Shop Model 700 .300 Winchester Magnum, notable wood, 97 percent

Remington Custom Shop Model 700 .300 Winchester Magnum. Serial number 6815834 wears a 24-inch plain medium sporter barrel. The stock is crafted from a wonderful blank of AAA-grade claro walnut with strong primary figure as well as feathering and fiddle. Additional features include a rosewood forend tip, grip cap and crossbolt plug, wrap-around checkering, cheekpiece and slight Monte Carlo. A Redfield one-piece base and low one-inch rings are included. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.2 pounds (with rings) and the length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: The bore is bright and very strong. The polished blue over the barrel and action stands at about 97 percent, with slight thinning at the muzzle and minor high spots along the top of the barrel and on the bolt handle. Wood is at least 98 percent with only minor impressions, the only two worth noting at the contact point of the floorplate and just forward of the rear sling swivel stud. A Pachmayr Decelerator has been added. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,250 plus shipping.


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Ruger Number 1 7x57mm Mauser, superb wood, engraved, gold wire, case, 99 percent

Custom Ruger Number 1 7x57mm Mauser. Based on a rust blued barreled action (serial 130-42762 made in 1977), features of this elegant rifle include a banded front sight topped by a brass-beaded blade, banded sling swivel stud, integral rib with folding rear sight and ring mounts (1-inch, high), mechanical safety and a well-tuned trigger. Stocked in a superb blank of AAA-grade English walnut with rich, swirling grain, the sleek forend is dressed with full wrap-around 26 lines-per-inch checkering which in turn is accented by a mullered border. The action is bookended by sweeping scallops with shadow lines of near perfect execution. The slightly open pistol grip wears a continuance of the checkering pattern that brilliantly surrounds the upper tang and the butt has shadowed cheekpiece of similar execution. The stock is further highlighted by metal appointments that include an oval forend shield, steel grip cap, pedestaled sling swivel stud and a metal butt plate with widow’s peak. Both wood and metal are unsigned. ENGRAVING: Signed only as “PR”, the intricate scroll pattern graces the action, barrel shank, front sight, forward swivel stud, forend shield, lever, grip cap and butt plate, then transitions into scroll and vines on the bottom of action and along the tangs. Gold wire accents appear on the front sight, forend shield, barrel shank, action, grip cap and butt plate. Screws are perfectly timed. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.3 pounds sans rings. Length-of-pull is 13.6 inches and the barrel length is 22 inches. CONDITION: The bore is pristine. Metal finish is approximately 99 percent, with only slight handling wear and two small scratches on the right side of the barrel just below the detent for the rear ring mount. Wood is 98 percent, with a small field of tiny impressions along the point of the forend, scattered handling marks and one impression on the left side of the grip that somewhat disappears into the point of the central checkering diamond. CASE: A canvas and leather case with key locks is included, its condition reflecting that of the rifle. The price is firm and layaway is available. $7,500 plus shipping.


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Left hand custom Sako AV .270 Winchester, checkered bolt knob, Warne, dynamic wood, 98 percent

Left hand custom Sako AV .270 Winchester. Unsigned but very well executed, serial 632644 has been fitted with a custom 22-inch sporter barrel. The action is topped with Warne rings (dovetail tops remain untapped), has a wonderful tune on the trigger and the bolt knob is dressed up with five-panel checkering. Heavily figured, the stock wears borderless wrap-around 24 lines-per-inch checkering, forend tip, inletted sling swivel studs, elegant cheekpiece with shadow line and a steel grip cap. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.4 pounds. Length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Bore needs a good scrub but clearly has seen little use. Metal finish is nearly 99 percent. Wood integrity is about 97 percent and wood finish about 98 percent, with only light indications of handling, use and storage present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,500 plus shipping.


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Searcy PH .500 Nitro Express, ejectors, mechanical safety, engraved, case, 97 percent

Butch Searcy .500 Nitro Express double rifle. Built in South Dakota on a Searcy boxlock action, serial number BL-301 has 24-inch barrels with a ramp front sight, sling swivel stud, quarter rib with dovetail-mounted aperture (center threads out for low light), ejectors and mechanical safety. The quality of the wood is exceptional, with both splinter and butt showing strong, bold figure. Additional features include timed screws, steel grip cap, cheekpiece with shadow line and a Pachmayr recoil pad. ENGRAVING: Action, forend furniture, top lever, guard, tangs and grip cap showcase a well-executed delicate scroll to about 30 percent coverage. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 10.6 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.5 inches, drops are 1.5 and 3.5 inches, and cast off is approximately .375-inch. CONDITION: A veteran of but one safari, bores are pristine and the top lever closes well right. Ejectors, triggers and safety operate properly. Barrel blue is at least 95 percent, with scattered light marks and slight thinning. Action and forend metal finish is about 97 percent, with slight rubbing and tarnish (mostly on the forend release housing and top lever). Wood is at least 98 percent, with only light evidence of field use. INCLUSIONS: Takedown case (with loose internal stock strap), original rear express sight for the quarter rib dovetail and snap caps. The price is firm and layaway is available. $12,500 plus shipping.


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Sharps 1859 Carbine .50-70, extremely early serial 30045, fantastic bore

Sharps Model 1859 Carbine .50-70. Bearing the very early serial number 30045, it features a 22-inch barrel (sleeved, three groove) and elevator rear sight. CONDITION: The bore is very bright and strong. Mechanics operate properly as verified via live firing by a professional gunsmith. Barrel surface has a significant number of peening marks around the band. Metal markings are very good. Stock has a hairline crack on each side which will be repaired upon request. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,000 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Boone and Crockett Club.


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Springfield 1903 custom .338-06 Ackley Improved, engraved, 7.4 pounds, Warne, Dayton Traistar, spectacular walnut

Custom Springfield 1903 in .338-06 Ackley Improved. While serial 993208 is unsigned by both maker and engraver, it combines a fantastic walnut blank with many desirable custom features in a lightweight package. The 22-inch sporter barrel wears a banded and hooded front ramp with blade, an island-mounted and windage adjustable notched rear sight, Warne quick detaching mounts (1-inch rings), jeweled bolt body, extractor and follower, three-panel checkered custom bolt knob, custom shroud with three-position Model 70-type wing safety, custom bottom metal with inside-the-bow release, Dayton Traistar single stage trigger, skeleton grip cap and inletted sling swivel studs. The stock has an intricate wrap-around checkering pattern of 26 lines-per-inch accented with fluers and ribbons. The cheekpiece is complimented by a shadow line that disappears perfectly into the grip. ENGRAVING: The floorplate features a kudu bust surrounded by a vines in a punch dot field, the pattern continuing over the guard and reappearing on the sling swivel studs, front sight band, rear sight base and grip cap screws. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.4 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. MARKINGS: “U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1903” rides the front ring, and “33” appears on the bottom of the wing safety. CONDITION: Bore is bright and strong. The single stage trigger breaks crisp. Rust blue is 99 percent, with only slight indications of handling. Wood integrity is about 99 percent, with very few minor impressions and rubs. Wood finish is at least 98 percent, with a very slight thinning on the left side at the action (likely from shipping). The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,750 plus shipping.


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Weatherby Mark V left hand .338-378 Weatherby Magnum, 26-inch plus brake, drop box, checkered knob, jeweled bolt body and follower, Talley 30mm, pristine bore

Weatherby Mark V left hand .338-378 Weatherby Magnum. Serial SBO57612 features a 26-inch stainless steel barrel with blackened flutes and serialed muzzle brake (length is 27.5 inches including brake), Talley bases and 30mm high rings, jeweled bolt body and follower, drop box magazine, two-panel checkering on the bolt knob and a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight (with rings) is 9.2 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.6 inches. CONDITION: The bore appears new. Metal finish and condition is well over 95 percent, with a few spots of mild tarnishing and scratches on the stainless steel barrel and bolt body, along with modest thinning over the bolt knob. The stock finish is 99 percent. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,250 plus shipping.


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Weatherby Mark V Custom Safari .378 Weatherby Magnum, 1985, drop box, checkered knob, rust blue, Talley, unfired

Weatherby Mark V Custom Safari .378 Weatherby Magnum. Made in 1985 (Japan), serial number H179370 wears a 24-inch number three contour barrel with four-port Mag-Na-Port process (from the factory), ramp front sight with brass bead, adjustable island rear sight and a drop box magazine. Additional features include a two-panel checkered bolt knob, Damascened bolt and follower, barrel band sling swivel stud, ebony forend tip and grip cap, and an elegant rust blue finish. The “Safari Grade” English (French, in Weatherby-speak) walnut stock has a hand-rubbed oil finish, Number 16 Safari Grade checkering with fluers and a solid Pachmayr recoil pad. A set of Talley bases are included. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.4 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Like new inside and out, with only faint indications of handling. Probably unfired. All features are original, as detailed in a misplaced factory history letter, with the exception of the drop box which was purchased later from the factory. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,000 plus shipping.


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Westley Richards .450/400 3.25-inch double rifle, ejectors, side clips, bushed, refurbished by maker

Westley Richards .450/400 3.25-inch double rifle. Serial number T11045 has 26-inch barrels with ejectors, sling hook loop and a quarter rib with one fixed and four folding express leafs (marked 100/200/300/400/500). The boxlock action has sideclips, bushed strikers, double triggers and a mechanical safety. The butt wears a traditional pancake with modest shadow line. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 10.6 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.5 inches, drops are 1.35 and 1.75 inches, and cast off is approximately .375-inch. CONDITION (As completely refurbished by Westley Richards): Rifling is strong and sharp. Bore exhibits only a modest roughness and remains wonderfully viable. Barrels are tight on face. Ejectors, safety and triggers operate properly. Barrel blue is nearly 100 percent over softened markings. Front sight is loose in its dovetail. Quarter rib matting has softened. Action colors are vivid and nearly 100 percent. Action blue is also nearly 100 percent. Wood appears to be replaced during refurbish – certainly the butt – as the checkering slighty differs from the splinter. That said, both wood integrity and finish are 98 percent. The initial plate on the toe line remains blank. Top lever closes at center. INCLUSIONS: RCBS dies and three rounds of Kynoch 400-grain softs. The price is firm and layaway is available. $18,000 plus shipping.


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Westley Richards Gold Name droplock .500 Nitro Express, 1910, One Trigger, 11.6 pounds, tight, cased

Westley Richards .500 Nitro Express Gold Name droplock double rifle. Created in 1910 and refurbished by the maker, number 9022 features 26-inch barrels with a folding hood over the front sight (brass bead), sling attachment stud, rib-mounted express rear sight (one fixed and two folders, each with gold sighting lines and marked 100/200/300), ejectors, single select (mechanical) trigger and locking (automatic) tang safety. The forend is a modest beavertail and the butt has a full-length lower tang, trapdoor grip cap, traditional (pancake) cheekpiece with shadow line, plus both a vacant initial plate and sling attachment stud on the toe line. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 11.6 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.3 inches, drops are 1.4 and 1.9 inches, and cast off is approximately .65-inch. ENGRAVING: “WESTLEY RICHARDS.” appears in gold on the action sides, as does “SAFE” and “BOLTED” on upper tang and selector positions “L” and “R” beneath the guard. The rib (both top and bottom) is dressed with an attractive scroll at the ends, the pattern repeating on the extension, opening lever and screws. The locks are jeweled. CONDITION: The bore is bright, with scant evidence of roughness in the grooves. Rifling is strong. Barrels are full on face. Ejectors, trigger, safety and selector operate with authority. Folders stand solid when raised. Barrel blue is approximately 97 percent, with slight thinning over the chambers (from carry at the balance point) and occasional minor marks earned in the field. Rib marking shows a minor softening. Action colors are about 90 percent. Colors on the forend latch and upper tang are trace, with the balance of the forend furniture and trap door being strong. Blue on the opening lever, safety lock, safety and guard are about 95 percent, while the lock plate and lower tang are about 80 percent. Beavertail is at least 95 percent, with a modest chip at the front right just aft of the tip. The butt is cracked at the top tang (will stabilize on request) and appears to have a small stabilized hairline on the lower right side at the action. Metal along the toe line is slightly proud. CASE: A vintage leather takedown case with canvas and leather field cover is included. Worn proudly inside and out, it has a replacement maker’s label and oil bottle. Sling loops are also included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $45,000 plus shipping.


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Winchester Model 62 .22 LR stocked by Ed Aubert, great bore

Winchester Model 62 .22 LR (S/L/LR) with a custom stock by Ed Aubert (California). Serial number 77322A features a 23-inch barrel with dovetailed blade front sight and a dovetailed rear sight with elevation adjustment (elevator). Stocked in AAA-grade claro walnut with delicate grain seemingly meant for a rimfire, the fine checkering pattern is accented with ribbons, fluers and an oval at the bottom of the forend surrounding a field of extremely fine checkering. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 5.2 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.25 inches. CONDITION: The bore is bright and rifling sharp. Metal finish is about 60 percent, with general thinning and splotches over the barrel and tangs. The action finish is about 75 percent. One screw slot on the lower tang has been molested. Wood finish is 100 percent and wood integrity is about 99 percent from a couple of tiny handling impressions. The price is firm. $1,750 plus shipping.


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Winchester Model 61 .22 Magnum, 348754A, seldom fired, 98 percent

Winchester Model 61 .22 Magnum (WMR) with grooved receiver. Serial number 348754A has a 24-inch round barrel. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.0 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: All original. Bore is strong. Metal finish is 98 percent, with a trace of thinning spots on the barrel. The receiver is also about 98 percent, with one light rub on the left side and a trace of freckling, mostly on the guard. Wood is 99 percent, with one scratch on the left side of the slide nose. Butt stock is very proud to the receiver and plate. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,500 plus shipping.


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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. $27,500 plus shipping.


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Colt Woodsman Match Target pair, factory “C” engraved, gold, lettered, cased, 1983, unfired

As created in 1983 and fully supported by factory letters, this extraordinary cased pair of Colt Woodsman Match Target .22 LR pistols stands at the very pinnacle of the gunmaker’s craft. Serial 310375-S has a 4.5-inch barrel, while 058030-S wears a 6-inch barrel. Otherwise, as they were mated from inception, the pistols are identical in every respect. ENGRAVING: As flawlessly executed by Colt Master Engraver George Spring, the Grade C (in period Colt-speak, 75 percent coverage by a designated Master Engraver), a delicate floral and scroll extends along the slides, frames and flutes, then repeats on the lugs. In turn, these fields are accented by fine gold wire to such a high level of perfection it defies description. STOCKS: Each pistol showcases target stocks (right hand presentation) shot through with heavy figure. CASE: As lettered, the original walnut presentation case features a French-fitted interior and has the “Colt Custom” medallion inlaid on the outer lid. CONDITION: Near perfect and absent evidence of firing since delivery, only slight indications of handling are present. Magazines are proper. The case exterior has two minor edge impressions and two modest scratches on the lid. Interior is equally fine. (It is possible the case has been relined, as the factory letters seem to indicate lining color “Francis blue”.) Each set of stocks has minor wear (rubs and modest chipping under the finish) on the edges. FACTORY LETTERS: Each pistol is supported by an included individual letter detailing the features as well as the pairing. The price is firm and lawaway is available. $22,500 plus shipping.


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Colt Trooper MK III .22 Magnum, 4-inch, 1980, adjustable, wood, 97 percent

Colt Trooper MK III .22 Magnum. Made in 1980, serial number Y12740 as a 4-inch barrel with integral rib, adjustable rear sight and wood grips with the Colt logo medallion. CONDITION: The bore is bright and strong. Mechanics are proper and indicate very little use. Metal finish is about 97 percent, the loss from new mostly due to light holster wear (thinning) on the muzzle an a bit more on the sharp edges of the frame. The cylinder turn line is faint and a few minor scratches appear on both metal and grips. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,950 plus shipping.


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Colt Single Action Army .32 WCF (.32-20), 4.75-inch, 1906

Colt Single Action Army .32 WCF (.32-20). Made in 1906, serial number 277164 has a 4.75-inch barrel. MARKINGS: Serial appears on frame, guard and grip. “677” is rolled on the inside of the loading gate. Barrel has two-line address and “32 W.C.F.”. Inside both grip panels is scratched what appears to be “6893”. CONDITION: Bore is fair, with uniform roughness running the full length. Rifling remains viable. All hammer clicks are positive and the cylinder locks up tight. Trigger pull is superb. Barrel blue has thinned and faded to about 10 percent with splotches. Frame colors have faded to trace. Grip finish is about 30 percent and the grip panels are solid but show uniform wear. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,500 plus shipping.


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Colt 1862 Police .36 caliber, 1867, 35699 matching 5x, 5.5-inch, exceptional

Colt 1862 Police .36 caliber. Made in 1867, serial number 35699 (matching 5x, including grips) has a 5.5-inch barrel. CONDITION: Mechanics function properly. The bore is bright, with sharp rifling. Colors are approximately 60 percent overall. Brass on the frame has thinned to about 15 percent. Blue on barrel and cylinder is about 80 percent, with scattered spots of thinning and roughness. Screw slots remain squared and markings are sharp. The pistol appears to have seen little use. No case or accessories. The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,000 plus shipping.


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Colt Officer’s Model Special .38 Special, 1951, 98 percent, estate of Tom Siatos

Colt Officer’s Model Special .38 Special. From the estate of Tom Siatos and made in 1951, serial number 786380 has a 6-inch heavy non-tapered barrel, adjustable rear “Coltmaster” sight and checkered plastic grips. CONDITION: The bore appears new. Mechanics are flawless. Metal finish is 97 percent, with a small area of finish mildly disturbed on the underside of the barrel and a faint turning ring on the cylinder. Grips are 100 percent. TOM SIATOS (1923-2008) spent the majority of his life in close association with firearms and hunting. His professional contributions, tremendous category knowledge, bottomless enthusiasm and bold personality influenced the firearms industry and outdoor media to such a degree that it remains a viable force today. Tom was the second editor of Guns & Ammo Magazine. As such, he was responsible for the general tone of the iconic publication. A consummate hunter, spectacular all-around shot and true connoisseur of fine firearms, his interests spanned the full spectrum of the shooting sports. In 1942, Tom enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served in units that scouted and destroyed isolated enemy communication sites on a number of Pacific islands, eventually receiving a battlefield commission. After concluding his service, he attended UCLA and later joined the fledgling Petersen’s Publishing Company in 1958. A series of promotions led to him to become vice president of the Petersen’s Publishing Outdoor Division, which thrived under his leadership. Tom Siatos was a mentor, visionary, leader, father figure and a true original. We will never see his like again. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,000 plus shipping.


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Colt Single Action Army .44-40, 4.75-inch, 1913, good bore

Colt Single Action Army .44-40. Made in 1913, serial number 326082 has a 4.75-inch barrel. MARKINGS: Serial appears on frame, guard and grip. “Colt Frontier Six Shooter .44-40” is on barrel left. The barrel also has the two-line address. Inside grip panels is scratched what appears to be “6872” (left) and “6082” (right). A “1” appears on the left rear of the trigger guard and a triangular mark appears on the left front. CONDITION: Bore is viable and rates as good, with strong rifling and a light general roughness. All hammer clicks are positive and the cylinder locks up tight. Barrel blue has thinned and faded to about 15 percent with a bit of roughness on the ejector rod housing. Frame colors have faded to trace. Grip finish is about 40 percent and the grip panels show uniform wear and have cracks on the inside (only) around the screw holes. There is a small chip from the lower front corner of the right grip panel and the grip attaching screw protrudes slightly. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,500 plus shipping.


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Colt SAA .45 Colt, 7.5, 1905, 282607, strong condition

Colt Single Action Army .45 Colt. Made in 1905, serial number 282607 has a 7.5-inch barrel. MARKINGS: Serial appears on frame, guard and grip. “.45 Colt” is on barrel left and the barrel has the single line address. A “T” appears on the left rear of the trigger guard, a triangular mark appears on the left front and “4583” is on the inside of the loading gate. What appears to be a double-struck “V” is on the front of the cylinder. The inside grip panels is blank. CONDITION: Bore is very good and quite bright, with a minor area of roughness near the muzzle. All hammer clicks are positive and the cylinder locks up tight. Barrel blue is about 75 percent, cylinder blue about 70 percent and grip frame blue about 60 percent. Frame colors are about 30 percent. Screws have good finish and clean slots. Grip panels are solid, with uniform wear and have small cracks on the inside around the screw holes. There is a small chip from the lower rear edge of the left grip panel. The price is firm and layaway is available. $9,000 plus shipping.


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Freedom Arms Model 1997 .45 Long Colt, 5.5-inch, tuned, round butt, rosewood, adjustable, 99 percent, estate of Tom Siatos

Freedom Arms Model 1997 Premier Grade .45 Colt. From the estate of Tom Siatos, serial number P0853 features a 5.5-inch barrel with ramp front sight, adjustable rear sight, round butt, smooth rosewood grips and a wonderfully-tuned trigger. CONDITION: Bore is pristine and mechanics are perfect. Overall, it remains in at least 99 percent condition with scant evidence of handling and firing. No box or papers. TOM SIATOS (1923-2008) spent the majority of his life in close association with firearms and hunting. His professional contributions, tremendous category knowledge, bottomless enthusiasm and bold personality influenced the firearms industry and outdoor media to such a degree that it remains a viable force today. Tom was the second editor of Guns & Ammo Magazine. As such, he was responsible for the general tone of the iconic publication. A consummate hunter, spectacular all-around shot and true connoisseur of fine firearms, his interests spanned the full spectrum of the shooting sports. In 1942, Tom enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served in units that scouted and destroyed isolated enemy communication sites on a number of Pacific islands, eventually receiving a battlefield commission. After concluding his service, he attended UCLA and later joined the fledgling Petersen’s Publishing Company in 1958. A series of promotions led to him to become vice president of the Petersen’s Publishing Outdoor Division, which thrived under his leadership. Tom Siatos was a mentor, visionary, leader, father figure and a true original. We will never see his like again. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,500 plus shipping.


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Luger 06-24 .30 caliber, 4.6-inch, matching numbers, spotless bore, from the estate of Tom Siatos

Luger 06-24 .30 caliber. From the estate of Tom Siatos, serial 21477 (all visible matching) has a 4.6-inch barrel and checkered wood grips. MARKINGS: Cross (6x), “P53”, cross over “M”, “Waffenfabrik Bern” and “44”. A “0” appears on the wood magazine base, but the magazine body is unmarked. CONDITION: Bore is bright and shiny. Mechanics appear to operate consistently with the high finish condition. Metal finish is well over 95 percent, with only minor evidence of handling. Wood grips are at least 95 percent as well, with modest scratches and impressions. TOM SIATOS (1923-2008) spent the majority of his life in close association with firearms and hunting. His professional contributions, tremendous category knowledge, bottomless enthusiasm and bold personality influenced the firearms industry and outdoor media to such a degree that it remains a viable force today. Tom was the second editor of Guns & Ammo Magazine. As such, he was responsible for the general tone of the iconic publication. A consummate hunter, spectacular all-around shot and true connoisseur of fine firearms, his interests spanned the full spectrum of the shooting sports. In 1942, Tom enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served in units that scouted and destroyed isolated enemy communication sites on a number of Pacific islands, eventually receiving a battlefield commission. After concluding his service, he attended UCLA and later joined the fledgling Petersen’s Publishing Company in 1958. A series of promotions led to him to become vice president of the Petersen’s Publishing Outdoor Division, which thrived under his leadership. Tom Siatos was a mentor, visionary, leader, father figure and a true original. We will never see his like again. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,500 plus shipping.


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Seecamp Restricted Edition .25 ACP & .32 ACP, identical serial numbers, one of 200 sets produced, strong condition

Seecamp Restricted Edition of .25 ACP and .32 ACP pistols, both with serial number DBC309. One of approximately 200 sets produced before BAFTE indicated same-number serialization was not appropriate, these nearly identical double action only pistols each have a 2-inch barrel, magazine safety disconnect and stainless steel construction. As is appropriate, the .25 ACP has a bit more of a matte finish than the .32 ACP. Both have new factory magazines. CONDITION: Both bores are strong and bright. Metal finish of the .25 ACP is approximately 80 percent while that of the .32 ACP is closer to 85 percent. Grip panels have no evidence of cracks or chipping. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,250 plus shipping.


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Smith & Wesson Model 34 .22 LR, 1959, box, 4-inch, high condition, estate of Tom Siatos

Smith & Wesson Model 34 (22/32 Kit Gun) .22 LR. From the estate of Tom Siatos and made in 1959, serial number 59913 has a 4-inch pinned barrel with integral serrated rib and ramp front sight, adjustable rear sight, flat latch, recessed cylinder, checkered hammer, serrated trigger, round butt and diamond grips. CONDITION: Bore and mechanics are excellent. Metal finish is at least 95 percent, with light indications of handling/hoster wear and a light scratch on the right side plate from the holster’s snap. INCLUSIONS: Bianchi holster and original box with serial number written in white on the bottom. The box holds waxed protective paper and the original unsubmitted warranty card with serial number. TOM SIATOS (1923-2008) spent the majority of his life in close association with firearms and hunting. His professional contributions, tremendous category knowledge, bottomless enthusiasm and bold personality influenced the firearms industry and outdoor media to such a degree that it remains a viable force today. Tom was the second editor of Guns & Ammo Magazine. As such, he was responsible for the general tone of the iconic publication. A consummate hunter, spectacular all-around shot and true connoisseur of fine firearms, his interests spanned the full spectrum of the shooting sports. In 1942, Tom enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served in units that scouted and destroyed isolated enemy communication sites on a number of Pacific islands, eventually receiving a battlefield commission. After concluding his service, he attended UCLA and later joined the fledgling Petersen’s Publishing Company in 1958. A series of promotions led to him to become vice president of the Petersen’s Publishing Outdoor Division, which thrived under his leadership. Tom Siatos was a mentor, visionary, leader, father figure and a true original. We will never see his like again. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,250 plus shipping.


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Smith & Wesson Model 40 .38 Special, Centennial, flat latch, 97 percent, estate of Tom Siatos

Smith & Wesson Model 40 (Centennial) .38 Special. From the estate of Tom Siatos, serial number 20965 has a 1.875-inch pinned barrel with integral ramp, flat latch, steel frame, grip safety and smooth grips. CONDITION: The bore is bright and the double action trigger pull smooth. Metal finish is around 97% and grips are about 95 percent due to light impressions and rubs. Mechanics are superb. TOM SIATOS (1923-2008) spent the majority of his life in close association with firearms and hunting. His professional contributions, tremendous category knowledge, bottomless enthusiasm and bold personality influenced the firearms industry and outdoor media to such a degree that it remains a viable force today. Tom was the second editor of Guns & Ammo Magazine. As such, he was responsible for the general tone of the iconic publication. A consummate hunter, spectacular all-around shot and true connoisseur of fine firearms, his interests spanned the full spectrum of the shooting sports. In 1942, Tom enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served in units that scouted and destroyed isolated enemy communication sites on a number of Pacific islands, eventually receiving a battlefield commission. After concluding his service, he attended UCLA and later joined the fledgling Petersen’s Publishing Company in 1958. A series of promotions led to him to become vice president of the Petersen’s Publishing Outdoor Division, which thrived under his leadership. Tom Siatos was a mentor, visionary, leader, father figure and a true original. We will never see his like again. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,000 plus shipping.


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Smith & Wesson 460 XVR .460 S&W Magnum as pictured and showcased in American Rifleman and American Hunter, Bushnell, Galco, Warne, 98 percent

Smith & Wesson Model 460 XVR .460 S&W Magnum. Serial number CVD4202 features an 8.375-inch barrel with integral removable muzzle brake (can be replaced with included extended muzzle brake), green fiberoptic removable front sight (can be replaced with included beaded blade) and has a wonderfully tuned trigger. A Warne base with integral front sight and mounting bracket that accepts the factory adjustable rear sight is also included. OPTIC: A Bushnell Elite 2-6×32 scope with plex reticle mounted in Warne rings is included. MEDIA APPEARANCES: This pistol is pictured on the cover (inset) of the July, 2015 issue of American Rifleman and is the subject of a feature article which begins on page 52. Also, it was used in Africa on a hunt featured in the September, 2015 issue of American Hunter which begins on page 84. Copies of both magazines are included. LEATHER: A Galco Kodiak shoulder holster (right hand) with padded straps and open front (for use when scoped) is included. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. The cylinder locks up tight. Exterior finish is about 98 percent, with only minor evidence of careful use. INCLUSIONS: Upon request, the consignor will provide a personalized letter stating this pistol is the one showcased in both magazine articles. The factory hard case, fired casing (dated 1/14) and manual for the scope will ship with the the pistol. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,500 plus shipping.


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Wilson Combat Tactical Supergrade Compact .45 ACP, Crimson Trace lasergrips, 99 percent

Wilson Combat Tactical Supergrade Compact .45 ACP. Serial WCT20877 features a four-inch bushingless bull barrel, serrated flat top slide with night sights, rounded/blended slide serrations, steel frame (short Commander-style grip), beveled slide stop pin hole, recessed slide stop pin, ambidextrous thumb safety, beavertail grip safety with memory bump, checkered flat mainspring housing/rounded butt/front strap and Crimson Trace lasergrips (red dot). The slide finish is matte black while the frame is deep gray. CONDITION: The bore shows little evidence of use. Finish condition is over 99 percent, with only faint evidence of handling as the pistol was never carried. Night sight lamps are very dim. INCLUSIONS: One magazine. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,500 plus shipping.


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Benelli Legacy 28 gauge, 5.2 pounds, 26-inch, 14.3 LOP, 99 percent

Benelli Legacy 28 gauge with a 26-inch barrel. Weighing only 5.2 pounds, features of this wonderful little semi-auto include a ribbed barrel with double bead, a combination of game scene and floral/scroll engraving, two-tone alloy receiver and an AA-grade walnut stock. A single choke tube (F) is included. DIMENSIONS: Length-of-pull is 14.3 inches, drops are 1.25 and 1.75 inches and the stock appears to be absent cast. CONDITION: Barrel finish (polished blue) and receiver finish (polished blue over silver) is 99 percent with only slight evidence of handling and range use. Stock finish is also 99 percent, with small indications of rubbing and one minor finish chip at the top of the heel. It appears the stock was factory-drilled for a sling swivel stud along the toe line, the recess then properly plugged with a cap. No box, papers or additional inclusions. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,750 plus shipping.


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Browning BSS 20 gauge, 26-inch IC/M, 3-inch, ejectors, automatic safety, English stock, 1984

Browning BSS 20 gauge with 26-inch barrels and 3-inch chambers. Made in 1984, serial number 01604PW168 features a solid rib with single bead, ejectors, automatic safety, beavertail forend and an English stock. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.8 pounds, length-of-pull is 14.2 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.5 inches, and cast off is about .2-inch. CONDITION: Barrels are fully on face and the bores gleaming bright. The opening lever closes well to the right. Chokes are marked IC/M but measure closer to IC/IC. Overall finish condition is 98 percent on both metal and wood, with most evidence of use presenting itself as small impressions along the toe line. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,500 plus shipping.


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Browning Superposed 12 gauge two barrel set, 28-inch F/F & IC/M, 1972, Belgium, long tang

Browning Superposed 12 gauge two barrel set. Serial 2676S72 (matching, barrels marked “1” and “2”) was made in Belgium in early 1972. Barrels are 28 inches long with fixed chokes (F/F and IC/M), single bead ribs, 3-inch chambers and ejectors. Additional features include a mechanical trigger, mechanical safety with selector and a long tang. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.8 pounds, length-of-pull is 14.6 inches over a White Line recoil pad, drops are 1.5 and 2.5 inches with cast off of .20 inch. CONDITION: Bores are bright and mechanics flawless. Both barrel sets are on face and the top lever closes far to the right. Barrel set finishes each stand at about 98 percent with little evidence of use. Forend on set one is 98 percent and the forend on set two is about 95 percent due to a scattering of small field impressions. The action finish is about 85 percent, mostly due to thinning on bottom and tang. The butt stock is about 80 percent, with numerous impressions and scratches plus three gouges. The price is firm and layaway is available. No case, box or papers. $2,500 plus shipping.


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Browning Auto-5 Light Twenty, Belgium, 1976, vent rib, 6.6 pounds

Browning Auto-5 Light Twenty 20 gauge. Made in Belgium during 1976, serial number 76Z85740 features a 25.5-inch barrel with a single bead, vent rib, modified choke and a 2.75-inch chamber. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.6 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.2 inches and drops are 1.5 and 2.4 inches. Cast off is approximately .25-inch. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Metal finish is 95 percent, with faint indications of use and minor spots of freckling on the action. Wood and butt plate are at least 97 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,500 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Bigfork, Montana Hunter Safety Program.


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Franchi Instinct L 28 gauge, imported by Benelli, 28-inch, 6.4 pounds, 14.5 LOP, color case, 99 percent

Instinct L 28 gauge made by Franchi and imported by Benelli. Serial FF028961 features 28-inch barrels with a red fiberoptic front sight, ejectors, single select (inertia) trigger, automatic safety, color case receiver, gold-plated trigger and round knob pistol grip. Included Technichoke tubes are one M and two F. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.4 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.5 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.5 inches, and cast off is approximately .75-inch. CONDITION: Little fired, operation retains the stiffness of new. Bore is bright. Barrel blue and receiver colors are nearly 100 percent. Wood is at least 99 percent, with only minor indications of handling. INCLUSIONS: Orange factory hard case, sleeves and papers. The price is firm. $1,000 plus shipping.


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Krieghoff Model 32 four-barrel skeet set, 12/20/28/.410, 28-inch, leather presentation case, aluminum travel case, 97 percent overall

Krieghoff Model 32 four-barrel skeet set. Serial number 10737 (imported by Victor Brandl, Miami) is inclusive of four properly-numbered barrels, a leather presentation case with canvas field cover and a heavy aluminum case for airline travel or shipping. Features include mechanical safety, ejectors and mechanical trigger with selector. BARRELS: All are 28 inches long, have raised double-bead ribs measuring .325-inch wide and are choked SK/SK. Chambers are 2.75 inches in the 12 gauge barrels and 3.0 inches in the others. DIMENSIONS: Weight (with 12 gauge barrels) is 8.6 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.25 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.0 inches, and cast off is approximately .35-inch. CONDITION: All bores are bright good, absent impressions and on face. The opening lever camps far to the right. Ejectors, selector, safety and trigger seem to operate properly. The 12 gauge barrel finish, as well as that of the action, is 98 percent. The forend is about 97 percent, with scattering of modest impressions. The stock is finish is about 95 percent, with a few impressions and scratches, plus a faint crazing to surface finish at the tang. All other barrel sets are 99 percent. CASES: The leather presentation case is in exceptional condition inside and out, with a minor repair needed to the lining (small ares slight loose) and a spacer (loose). It appears this case was never used. Keys are included. The aluminum case is in good condition, the interior showing some wear and in need of a proper cleaning. The combination to the center lock is unknown. The price is firm and layaway is available. $7,500 plus shipping.


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Parker DHE 12 gauge, 1 1/2 frame, original rib, modified trap forend, 2 5/8, 1930, 234692, lettered

Parker DHE 12 gauge. Made in 1930 per included Parker Gun Collectors Association history letter, serial number 234692 features 30-inch Titanic Steel barrels with an original ventilated rib, F/F chokes, 1 1/2 frame, 2 5/8-inch chambers, ejectors, mechanical safety, “modified trap” beavertail forend and a capped pistol grip. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.2 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.5 inches over a Pachmayr White Line recoil pad. Drops are 1.375 and 1.5 inches and the stock is absent cast. CONDITION: Bores are strong and bright, barrels are on face and ejectors ping with a ring. Mechanics are proper and the top lever closes just a hair left of center. Barrel blue is about 70 percent overall with some thinning, light scratches and spotting. Action colors are about 25 percent. Forend finish is about 90 percent and integrity is about 85 percent with some scratches and field impressions. The butt is some 70 percent overall with well-distributed impressions and scratches. The pad is added and the lower tang slightly proud.
INCLUSION: A copy of the PGCA history letter. The price is firm and layaway is available. $7,000 plus shipping.


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Piotti King 1 .410, Ranetti full coverage, 5.4 pounds, 14.8 LOP, 1979, 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: Ranetti’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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Ruger Red Label 20, 28-inch, 3-inch, English stock, choke tubes, 1996, 97 percent overall

Ruger Red Label 20 gauge with 28-inch barrels. Made in 1996, serial 401-05000 features a matted rib, choke tubes (modified and full included), 3-inch chambers, ejectors, mechanical trigger, mechanical safety and English (straight grip) stock. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.0 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.15 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.6 inches and the stock is nearly absent cast. CONDITION: Bores are bright and shiny. Barrels are full on face and the opening lever closes well right of center. Barrel finish is approximately 97 percent, with only slight indications of carry and use. Receiver finish is at least 98 percent. Wood is approximately 95 percent, owing to a generous scattering of modest field impressions. No box, papers or additional choke tubes. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,350 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Boone and Crockett Club.


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J.P. Sauer & Sohn 16 gauge, 6 pounds, 27.5 C/IC, 2.5, scalloped boxlock, side clips, game scene, high condition, estate of Tom Siatos

J.P. Sauer & Sohn (Suhl) 16 gauge. From the estate of Tom Siatos, serial number 331955 features a scalloped boxlock action with side clips, 27.5-inch barrels choked C/IC, 2.5-inch chambers, ejectors, automatic safety, cocking indicators, splinter forend with modest Schnabel (ebony) tip, sling loops, fine bordered checkering and English stock. Wood figure is excellent. ENGRAVING: The action has game-scene engraving (three flying ducks on right and three gamecock on left) within bordered scroll, the supporting pattern continuing over the forend furniture, extension, top lever, guard, tangs and screws. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.0 pounds, length-of-pull is 14.1 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.4 inches, and cast off is approximately .375-inch. CONDITION: Bores are pristine and barrels are firmly on face. Ejectors are brisk, safety and triggers snappy and the top lever closes right of center. Engraving is tack sharp. Thought to be professionally restored, barrel rust blue is 99 percent. Action colors are at least 85 percent, guard/tang blue is 95 percent and wood finish/integrity is at least 90 percent with a few field impressions and slight thinning to the finish. The butt plate shows almost as new. MARKINGS: Serial (matching) appears on forend iron, water table and barrel. Barrel flats show “643” and the rear lug “4KC”. There are no import markings. TOM SIATOS (1923-2008) spent the majority of his life in close association with firearms and hunting. His professional contributions, tremendous category knowledge, bottomless enthusiasm and bold personality influenced the firearms industry and outdoor media to such a degree that it remains a viable force today. Tom was the second editor of Guns & Ammo Magazine. As such, he was responsible for the general tone of the iconic publication. A consummate hunter, spectacular all-around shot and true connoisseur of fine firearms, his interests spanned the full spectrum of the shooting sports. In 1942, Tom enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served in units that scouted and destroyed isolated enemy communication sites on a number of Pacific islands, eventually receiving a battlefield commission. After concluding his service, he attended UCLA and later joined the fledgling Petersen’s Publishing Company in 1958. A series of promotions led to him to become vice president of the Petersen’s Publishing Outdoor Division, which thrived under his leadership. Tom Siatos was a mentor, visionary, leader, father figure and a true original. We will never see his like again. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,500 plus shipping.


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Webley & Scott Model 700 12 gauge, 26-inch IC/M, ejectors, 14.5 LOP, 6.2 pounds, 1975

Webley & Scott (Birmingham) Model 700 12 gauge with 26-inch barrels choked IC/M. Made in 1975, serial number 144179 features ejectors, automatic safety, swamped game rib with single (brass) bead, English stock, splinter forend and color case boxlock action. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.2 pounds. Length of pull is 14.5 inches and drops are 1.5 and 2.15 inches. Cast off is slight, about .25 inch. CONDITION: Little fired. Bores are bright and shiny. Barrels are fully on face with opening lever camped to the right. Ejectors pop with authority. Barrel blue is at least 99 percent. Receiver colors are vivid, at least 95 percent with the loss confined to the edges. Blue on the guard and tang is about 90 percent. Wood integrity and finish is 99 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,500 plus shipping.


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Webley & Scott Model 701 12 gauge, ejectors, 26-inch, 6.6 pounds. 14.6-inch LOP, 97 percent overall

Webley & Scott Model 701 12 gauge. A Birmingham gun, serial 137559 wears 26-inch barrels with a scalloped rib. Chokes are IC/F and chambers are 2.75-inches. Additional features include ejectors, mechanical safety, splinter forend and an English stock with checkered butt. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.6 pounds, length-of-pull is 14.6 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.25 inches. Cast is slight to the point of being insignificant. ENGRAVING: The action bears the maker’s name surrounded by medium scroll to about 75 percent coverage, the pattern extending over the forend furniture, lever, tangs and screws. CONDITION: The bores are mirror bright and barrels are full on face. Barrel blue is at least 98 percent and only slightly less on the balance. Colors are bright and 80 percent. Wood condition and is about 97 percent, with only a few minor field impressions. Markings and engraving remain sharp. Colors on the toe line oval (blank) are faded to about 40 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,500 plus shipping.


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