For the convenience of frequent visitors, Sportsman’s Legacy presents this special section showcasing the newest arrivals.

“TR in the Meru” original oil by John Seerey-Lester, 18×24, featured in Sporting Classics Magazine

TR in the Meru by John Seerey-Lester. Dynamically featured in the Jan/Feb, 2019 issue of Sporting Classics Magazine (pages 48-51), this 18×24-inch oil recounts an event late in Roosevelt’s 1909 safari. Under the watchful eye of professional hunter R. J. Cunninghame, the President was hunting elephant in the Meru region on the slopes of Mt. Kenya and had established a camp near a Wa-Meru village. As they breakfasted that first morning, a tribesman rushed in with news of a nearby herd. After several tense approaches, Roosevelt managed to drop one of the bulls. The price is firm at $25,000 plus shipping.

 


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Carlton Evans Damascus G2 Skinner, Damasteel, giraffe, Paul Long sheath, 98 percent

Carlton Evans Damascus G2 Skinner. Highlights include a stainless Damasteel blade and bolster, along with giraffe bone handles. A Paul Long basketweave sheath is present. DIMESIONS: The blade is three inches long and overall length is seven inches. CONDITION: Examination (under magnification) suggests the edge might have been refreshed, but this wonderful knife stands at no less than 98 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,750 plus shipping.


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Anschutz 1710 Meister Grade .22 LR, special select by Dieter Anschutz, 2008, unfired, eight magazines, superb test target

Anschutz Model 1710 Meister Grade .22 LR. Made in 2008 and imported by Merkel, serial 3081377 wears a heavily-figured walnut stock personally selected by Dieter Anschutz. Features include a 23-inch medium sporter barrel with tapered crown, hooded front sight with bead, folding rear sight, a receiver that is both drilled/tapped and dovetailed, and “Meister Grade” in gold script over the guard. The stock is finished with a Schnabel forend tip, inletted sling swivel studs, bordered skip-line checkering, wood grip cap and a rollover cheek piece. The trigger is a single stage. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.6 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.9 inches. CONDITION: New and unfired. ACCURACY: Factory test target (included) shows a five-shot, fifty-meter group of .250-inch center-to-center. INCLUSIONS: Six 5-round factory magazines, two 10-round factory magazines, manual and original box/sleeve. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,250 plus shipping.


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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 fleurs and finished with an ebony forend tip. Additional features include a jeweled bolt body, extractor and follower, two-panel checkered bolt knob, recontoured and checkered bolt release and a recontoured (cloverleaf) tang. The stock itself is dressed out with a steel bottom metal and grip cap, initial shield on the toe line (blank), cheek piece with shadow line and a Biesen trapdoor butt plate with widow’s peak.

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

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

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

CONDITION: New and unfired since completion.

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


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Borovnik / Conco .375 H&H Magnum sidelock double rifle, full coverage vine & scroll, ejectors, quarter rib with claw-mounted Swarovski, high condition

Borovnik .375 H&H Magnum sidelock double rifle. Made in Austria by Borovnik and imported by Conco Arms, serial 404833 sports 25.75-inch barrels with a pedestaled front ramp sight topped by a beaded blade, underrib sling swivel stud and a quarter rib with a three-leaf (one fixed express with silver-inlayed sighting line and two unmarked and likely green folders) rear sight and integral claw mounts. Ejectors, ribbed cocking indicators, mechanical safety and an articulated front trigger round out the mechanics. Stocked in heavily-figured English walnut, the sleek beavertail forend and butt are dressed up with partially-bordered 26 lines-per-inch checkering. The butt is shaped around extended tangs with an elegant reverse taper on the comb point and has a superb scalloped pancake cheek rest accented by a shadow line. ENGRAVING: Full coverage vine and scroll highlights the action and continues over the forend latch, top lever, guard, tangs, grip cap and studs. Both sight ramps are textured and the barest hint of the action pattern appears on each one, as well as the barrels (just ahead of the action). Initials “WBN” appear in gold on the grip cap. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.8 pounds (sans scope). Length-of-pull is 14.4 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.75 inches, and cast off is approximately .40-inch. CONDITION: The bores are strong and bright, with sharp rifling. Barrels are full on face and the opening lever rests dead center. Blue over the barrels, lever, tangs and grip cap is approximately 97 percent, mostly from a small rub near the muzzle of the left barrel. Action finish has slightly dulled and stands at about 90 percent. Wood is at least 95 percent, with a few minor rubs and impressions. OPTIC: A Swarovski Habicht Nova 1.5-6×42 scope with a plex reticle is cradled in a set of superb claw mounts. Optically clear and apparently mechanically sound, a small bump (received while dismounted during shipping) shows at the rear edge of the adjustable ocular housing. CASE: An unmarked leather takedown case is included and shows at 90 percent condition. It holds brushes, a trio of screwdrivers and an oil bottle. (The pictured snaps are not included). The price is firm and layaway is available. $15,000 plus shipping.


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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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Dakota Serious Predator .223 Remington, special hand-select with staggering wood, .530 MOA test target, 2005, unfired

Dakota Arms Serious Predator .223 Remington. Hand-selected by one of Dakota’s major distributors for his personal collection, serial PR0060 remains new and unfired in its original box. Features include a free floating 24-inch stainless steel barrel with recessed target crown and .700 muzzle diameter, stainless steel solid-bottom action, polished stainless steel bolt (straight bolt handle, two lugs, push feed) and a two-position safety. The stock is shaped from a superb blank of what appears to be Turkish walnut with rippling primary and swirling crossing grain running through its full length. The forend is a proper semi-beavertail with a flat bottom for riding the bags and the comb a slight Monte Carlo for a natural cheek weld. A steel grip cap provides an unnecessary but welcome finishing touch. The trigger pull is exceptional. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.0 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.3 inches. ACCURACY: Dated 11/30/05, the included factory test target shows three shots with a center-to-center spread of .530 inch with 50-grain Winchester Supreme Ballistic Silvertip ammunition at a distance of 100 yards. CONDITION: New and unfired. INCLUSIONS: Talley bases, test target, logo patch Certificate of Ownership (blank) and the original plastic shipping case with correct end label. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,000 plus shipping.


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Dakota Model 10 .270 Winchester, special hand-select Bastogne walnut, 6.6 pounds, 2006, .64 MOA factory test target, new

Dakota Arms Model 10 .270 Winchester. Hand-selected by one of Dakota’s major distributors for his personal collection, serial SS0827 remains unfired. A singularly superb example, it wears jaw-dropping Bastogne walnut which is in turn accented with graceful borderless checkering, hand-rubbed oil finish and a steel grip cap. The 23-inch light sporter barrel has a banded sling swivel stud and Talley bases. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.6 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.6 inches. ACCURACY: Dated 9/26/06, the included factory test target shows three shots with a center-to-center spread of .640-inch from 130-grain Ballistic Tip ammunition at a distance of 100 yards. CONDITION: New and unfired. INCLUSIONS: Talley bases, test target, Certificate of Ownership (blank) and the original plastic shipping case (no end label). The price is firm and layaway is available. $7,500 plus shipping.


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Dakota Model 76 Safari .300 Winchester Magnum, regulated express sights, flip-up night bead, drop box, banded, special select wood, 2007, new

Dakota Model 76 Safari .300 Winchester Magnum. Hand-selected by one of Dakota’s major distributors for his personal collection, serial number 3220 remains unfired. Special features of this scaled dangerous game rifle include a 23-inch sporter weight barrel, ramp front sight with flip-up night bead, banded sling swivel stud, island express rear sight with notched express blade (windage adjustable), full-length claw extractor for true controlled-round feeding, three position wing safety, cloverleaf tang, integral bolt release and a drop box magazine with inside-the-bow floorplate release. Stocked in a superb AAA-walnut blank, accents include an ebony forend tip, wrap-around borderless checkering, steel grip cap, scalloped cheekpiece with shadow line and an inletted (Howell-type) sling swivel stud. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.4 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.6 inches. CONDITION: New and unfired. Two minor rack impressions appear in the stock on either side of the barrel just below the forend tip. ACCURACY: Dated 12/3/07, the included factory test target shows three shots with a center-to-center spread of .790-inch from 180-grain Federal Power Shok Speer HotCor S.P. ammunition at a distance of 100 yards. A second test target from the same session shows a three-shot, 50-yard group fired with the open sights measuring 1.17 inches and hitting dead center. INCLUSIONS: Test targets (two), Certificate of Ownership (blank), logo patch and the original plastic shipping case (no end label). The price is firm and layaway is available. $7.000 plus shipping.


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Dakota Arms Miller Classic .300 Winchester Magnum falling block, half-octagon, Talley, 98 percent

Dakota Arms Miller Classic .300 Winchester Magnum falling block. Serial W0725 wears a 24-inch half-octagon-half-round barrel (muzzle diameter .650-inch) and Talley bases. Additional features include wrap-around 24 lines-per-inch borderless checkering, sling swivel studs, mechanical safety (crossing button at the trigger), steel grip cap with timed attaching screws and a scalloped cheek piece with shadow line. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.4 pounds with bases and length-of-pull is 14.0 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright, suggesting little use. Metal finish is at least 98 percent with only traces of handling in evidence, most of which is on the opening lever. The action is just beginning to plumb. Wood is at least 97 percent, mostly due to an impression on the underside of the forend near its tip and a circular impression (from the swivel) surrounding the front sling swivel stud. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,500 plus shipping.


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Dakota Model 76 Safari .375 H&H Magnum, drop box, regulated express, special select, 2006, unfired

Dakota Model 76 Safari .375 H&H Magnum. Hand-selected by one of Dakota’s major distributors for his personal collection, serial number 3058 remains unfired. Special features of this fast-handling dangerous game rifle include a 23-inch medium sporter barrel, ramp front sight with brass-beaded blade, banded sling swivel stud, island express rear sight with notched express blade (windage adjustable), Dakota scalloped bases, full-length claw extractor for true controlled-round feeding and extraction, three position wing safety, cloverleaf tang, integral bolt release and a drop box magazine with inside-the-bow floorplate release and timed screws. Stocked from a AAA-walnut blank with strong contrasting grain, accents include an ebony forend tip, wrap-around borderless checkering, steel grip cap, scalloped cheekpiece with shadow line and an inletted (Howell-type) sling swivel stud with timed screws. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.4 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.6 inches. CONDITION: New and unfired. ACCURACY: Dated 10/31/06, the included factory test target shows three shots with a center-to-center spread of .805-inch from 300-grain Swift A-Frame Remington ammunition at a distance of 100 yards. A second test target from the same session shows a three-shot, 50-yard group fired with the open sights measuring 1.24 inches and impacting dead center. INCLUSIONS: Test targets (two), Certificate of Ownership (blank) and manual. The price is firm and layaway is available. $7,500 plus shipping.


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Dakota 76 African .416 Rigby Magnum, express, flip-up night bead, Don Allen era, special select, unfired

Dakota Model 76 African .416 Rigby Magnum. Hand-selected by one of Dakota’s major distributors for his personal collection, serial number R0461 remains unfired. Special features include a 24-inch barrel, ramp front sight with brass-beaded blade and flip-up night bead, banded sling swivel stud, island express rear sight with express blade (remains green), Dakota scalloped bases, full-length claw extractor for true controlled-round feeding, three position wing safety, cloverleaf tang, integral bolt release and a drop box magazine with inside-the-bow floorplate release and timed screws. Stocked in a AAA-walnut blank with strong contrasting grain, accents include an ebony forend tip, twin ebony-capped crossbolts, wrap-around borderless checkering, steel grip cap, scalloped cheekpiece with shadow line and an inletted (Howell-type) sling swivel stud. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.8 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.65 inches. CONDITION: New and unfired. INCLUSIONS: Certificate of Ownership signed by both Don and Normal Allen, cloth patch, original box end label and manual. The price is firm and layaway is available. $9,000 plus shipping.


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Hunting Trails on Three Continents, Derrydale 40/250, Boone and Crockett Club Acorn Series

Hunting Trails on Three Continents. Published in 1933 by the Derrydale Press for the Boone and Crockett Club in an edition of just 250, this is copy number 40. Part of the Boone and Crockett Club’s famed Acorn Series, it is the Windward House version (rare in itself) which is usually encountered. Condition is very good, with minimal pencil markings, faint instances of discoloration and only a slight loosening of the binding. The price is firm. $1,250 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Boone and Crockett Club.


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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. $22,500 plus shipping.


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Griffin & Howe left hand Winchester pre-64 Model 70 .243 Winchester, high condition

Griffin & Howe left hand (both bolt and stock) Winchester pre-64 Model 70 .243 Winchester. G&H number 2354 / Winchester serial 355049 is a most appealing example of the storied New York firm’s best efforts. CONVERSION: The bolt handle has relocated to the port side, while the extractor and recontoured safety lever remain in their original positions. The bolt release has been replaced with a flat checkered button. Additionally, the tang appears to have been slightly recontoured and now hints of a cloverleaf. FEATURES: The 24-inch barrel has a hooded front ramp. The bolt body, extractor and follower are jeweled, and the bolt knob wears a bordered ring of positive checkering. The stock is accented with an ebony forend tip and 24 lines-per-inch wrap-around bordered checkering, steel grip cap and a checkered steel butt plate with widow’s peak. Blending of the shadow line, scalloped cheek rest and modest Monte Carlo is most properly executed. DIMENSIONS: Weight, with mounts, is 8.4 pounds and length-of- pull is 13.8 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright, with the faintest suggestion of roughness (possibly tool marks) showing near the muzzle under magnification. Polished rust blue is in excess of 95 percent, with thinning at the muzzle and a thin spot at the top of the barrel just ahead of the front ring. Wood finish/condition is well in excess of 90 percent, with some thinning, rubs and scattered impressions. The front sight blade is absent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,000 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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Kimber 84M Classic Select Grade .257 Roberts, 6.2 pounds, retired show display rifle, 99 percent

Kimber Model 84M Classic Select Grade .257 Roberts. Serial KM35801 is a retired show display rifle (circa 2007) with what appears to be a special A-grade English (French) walnut stock, hand-rubbed oil finish, ebony forend tip, 22-inch light sporter barrel, steel grip cap and Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. Standard Kimber features include match grade barrel/chamber/trigger, three-position wing safety, full-length Mauser claw extractor, 5+1 capacity, inside-the-bow floorplate release button, glass & pillar bedding, and 22 lines per inch checkering. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.2 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.7 inches. CONDITION: The bore is new, as the rifle has not been fired since leaving the factory. Finish is at least 99 percent, with only the slightest indications of handling. Box included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,350 plus shipping.


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Unique Kimber Model 84M SuperAmerica .308 Winchester, unfired

Kimber Model 84M SuperAmerica .308 Winchester. Serial KM18101 was built by Kimber’s Senior Design Engineer (now retired) who was responsible for the rifle program. The 22-inch barrel is roll-marked as a Classic, yet the stock is for a SuperAmerica – it being a specially-selected blank of AAA-grade claro walnut with an ebony forend tip, 24 lines-per-inch wrap checkering, check piece and a steel grip cap. The trigger has also been carefully tuned and Kimber scalloped bases are included. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 5.8 pounds with bases and length-of-pull is 13.6 inches. PROVENANCE: A personalized letter detailing the unique origin and features of this rifle will be provided to the purchaser by the builder. RELATED: A similar rifle in .358 Winchester with serial of KM18105 is available separately. CONDITION: New and unfired. A factory box is also included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,250 plus shipping.


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One-of-a-kind factory Kimber .358 Winchester Model 84M, SuperAmerica stock, unfired since proof

Kimber Model 84M .358 Winchester. This one-of-a-kind rifle was built by Kimber’s Senior Design Engineer (retired) who was responsible for the rifle program for his personal collection. Serial number KM18105 wears a special order 22-inch barrelbmarked as a Classic model (in .308 Win., with a hand-struck “5” replacing the “0” to properly designate the caliber). The stock is a specially-selected blank of AAA-grade claro walnut with full length crossing grain. Actually a pillar-bedded SuperAmerica stock, it has an ebony forend tip, 24 lines-per-inch wrap checkering, a check piece and a metal grip cap. The trigger has been carefully tuned and breaks at just a whisper. Kimber scalloped bases and an unused set of Hornady Custom-Grade reloading dies are included. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 5.8 pounds with bases and length-of-pull is 13.6 inches. PROVENANCE: A personalized letter detailing the unique origin and features of this rifle will be provided to the purchaser by the builder. RELATED: A similar rifle in .308 Winchester with serial of KM18101 is offered separately. CONDITION: New and unfired. A factory box with hand-written end label is also included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,000 plus shipping.


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Mauser M12 .270 Winchester, checkered wood stock, unfired

Mauser M12 .270 Winchester. Serial MC005846 has a 22-inch barrel with recessed target crown, jeweled bolt body, straight bolt handle, three-position wing safety, cocking indicator, detachable magazine and a checkered wood stock with scalloped cheekpiece and sling swivel studs. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.6 pounds and length-of-pull is 14.375 inches. CONDITION: New and unfired. Includes manual and warranty card, but no box. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,250 plus shipping.


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Safari by Elmer Keith, first edition, from library of publisher and signed by the cover illustrator, support materials, exceptional condition

Inscribed by the cover illustrator, Cynthia Jackson (Roesch) and originally acquired from the estate of Truman Fowler (the book’s publisher and Keith hunting companion), this first edition of Elmer Keith’s classic was published in 1968 by Safari Publications. It remains in pristine condition and includes an original folding promotional flyer and nine original cover tear sheets with promotional text. PROVENANCE: Letter from Jackson, apparently to the book’s former owner and a letter from Julia Fowler which discusses her late husband’s library. CONDITION: Exceptional, the lot. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,000 plus shipping.


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Ruger 10/22 Race Rifle .22 LR., 2006 limited edition for USA Shooting Team, special extras, new

Ruger 10/22 .22 LR Race Rifle from the 2006 limited edition benefitting the USA Shooting Team. Shipped in January, 2006, serial number USST00107 is one of an edition of 2008 total rifles featuring a 20-inch hammer forged barrel with target crown, target trigger and a laminated red/white/blue thumbhole stock with a barracuda forearm. The USA Shooting Team logo appears on the right side of the stock and the Ruger Race Rifle logo is centered on the bottom of the pistol grip. CONDITION: New and unfired in the original box. INCLUSIONS: A ticket from the 2008 Olympic Games signed by America’s six medalists (Corey Cogdell, Glenn Eller, Matt Emmons, Vincent Hancock, Kim Rhode and Jason Turner) is mounted in a lucite block and a set of three medals (bronze, solid silver and gold-plated silver) commemorating the 2012 Games and featuring Kim Rhode) are included. Proceeds from the sale of this package will be donated to the USA Shooting Team. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,500 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. $10,500 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 fleurs 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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Wilkins .404 Nitro Express (.404 Jeffery), Birmingham, Mauser, vivid colors, engraved, outstanding condition & dimensions

Superb J.& L. Wilkins (Birmingham) dangerous game rifle in .404 Nitro Express (.404 Jeffery). Crafted around an Argentine Mauser 1909, serial 40402 features a 24.5-inch heavy sporter barrel with a beaded front sight, Mag-Na-Port (four ports), banded sling swivel stud, island rear sight with one fixed and three folding leafs accented by gold sighting lines (engraved, in turn, 100/200/300/400), unmolested action with brilliant color case (receiver, bolt body, bolt handle, follower, release, safety, shroud, bottom metal and grip cap) straight bolt handle, three-position safety and custom bottom metal with drop box magazine. The stock begins with a horn forend tip and wears 24 lines-per-inch wrapped borderless checkering, twin crossbolts, trapdoor grip cap and a proper scalloped cheek rest with shadow line. ENGRAVING: The action is dressed in well-executed rose and scroll. Related accents appear on the front sight body, cap and screws. The gold serial rides the guard, while “Safe” and “Ready”, also in gold, adorn either side of the safety lever. MARKINGS: “J. & L. Wilkins & Co. Birmingham. England” appears on a single centered line forward of the island, “Regulated for RWS Ammunition 401 Grain Metal Covered Bullet” shows on two lines just aft of the island and “Jefferys 404 Nitro Express” is engraved boldly over the curve of the front ring. Initials “RJT” in script are on the grip cap. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.8 pounds. Length of pull is 14.2 inches and drops are 1.5 and 2.25 inches. CONDITION: The bore is absent visible wear. Bluing is at least 97 percent and colors are vivid – nearly 100 percent. The stock is at least 98 percent, with only modest indications of handling. The price is firm and layaway is available. $9,500 plus shipping.


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Custom Winchester pre-64 Model 70 Featherweight .30-06, 21.5-inch barrel, 14.15 LOP, swirling English, ebony

Winchester pre-64 Model 70 Featherweight custom .30-06. Based on a factory barreled action with serial number 351562, this unsigned classic sporter features a 21.5-inch barrel, hollow bolt knob and Leupold 1-inch medium rings. The stock is fashioned from a AAA-grade English blank with bold, swirling grain and wears an ebony forend tip, 24 lines-per-inch borderless wrap checkering, ebony grip cap and a scalloped cheekpiece with shadow line. The barrel is also bedded the full length of the channel. DIMENSIONS: Weight, with rings, is 8.0 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.15-inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. The original factory metal finish stands at approximately 95 percent with only modest indications of wear. The stock is also approximately 95 percent, possibly better, with a scattering of minor impressions. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,850 plus shipping.


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Colt Commercial Ace .22 LR, 1936, 7020, original, superb, 98 percent

Colt Commercial Ace .22 LR. Made in 1936, serial number 7020 is a superlative example of Colt’s craftsmanship at it apex. Features include a 4.75-inch barrel, adjustable rear sight, checkered wood grips and a two-tone “Ace” magazine. CONDITION: The bore is bright and shiny, virtually as new. The original metal finish is approximately 98 percent, with only traces of thinning at the leading edges and one small, faint spot of tarnish on the forward right side of the frame. The grips are flawless and the two-tone magazine is commensurate with the balance. No box, papers or additional magazine. The price is firm and layaway is available. $6,500 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 Automatic Pistol .22 LR, pre-Woodsman, 1926, 6 5/8, both sights adjustable, original, 96 percent

Colt Automatic Pistol (pre-Woodsman) .22 LR. Made in 1926, serial number 50364 wears the 6.625-inch “medium” barrel and features adjustable sights (both front and rear), along with checkered wood grips. It also includes the correct/original two-tone magazine along with an aftermarket spare. CONDITION: The bore is bright and shiny, passing for new. Metal finish is at least 96 percent, with a trace of thinning at the muzzle and a modest scattering of superficial rubs, scratches and nicks. The grips are without flaw and the original magazine retains about 95 percent of its finish. The auxiliary magazine is unmarked as to brand and has some spotting and surface rust. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,650 plus shipping.


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Colt Automatic Pistol .25 ACP, 1971, original box and magazine, possibly unfired

Colt Automatic Pistol in .25 ACP. Made in 1971, serial OD36089 has a 2.25-inch barrel and checkered walnut grips with the Colt medallion. CONDITION: Possibly unfired, it appears to have not been taken down since leaving the factory. Other than a slight tarnishing on the crown and trigger, a faint “ring” mark on the front strap and a small shiny spot on the side of the rib at the front of the chamber, it appears to be new. The original box is included and remains in very good condition with solid corners, clean interior and the correct end label with printed serial number. A large “4” appears on the lid. The price is firm and layaway is available. $900 plus shipping.


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Colt 1851 Navy C-Series .36, second generation, color case, silver grip frame, original box plus presentation box with accessories, unfired

Colt 1851 Navy C-Series (second generation) .36-caliber pistol. Serial number 7279 features a 7.5-inch octagon barrel with polished bluing, color case lever, frame and hammer, blued cylinder (engraved) trigger and screws, silver grip frame and wood grips. CONDITION: Unfired. Blue has minor rubs that appear to be from the case and the silver over the grip frame shows modest thinning/tarnish. PRESENTATION CASE: The lockable wood case includes an inset Colt medallion on the lid and gold logo on the inside upper lid, blue felt interior and a bullet mold, nipple wrench, powder flask, cap container and key. The original hinged factory box includes the warranty card, manual and box for the cap container. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,250 plus shipping.


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Freedom Arms Pre-production Series Field Grade .454 Casull, limited edition number 20 of 250, scoped, cased, new

Freedom Arms Pre-production Series Field Grade .454 Casull. Offered circa 1986 as an edition of 250, this revolver is sequence number 20 (actual serial PP DF 20). As the subscriber could order their particular revolver configured to suit, this one is topped with a Leupold M8-2X EER set in a three-ring SSK TSOB mount. The standard front sight was also added, even though the rear sight is not included. The barrel length is 7.5 inches long. CASE: The revolver rests in a carefully-fitted solid oak presentation case with felt lining. The inscription “454 Casull Field Grade Pre-Production Series One of Two Hundred Fifty” is engraved on a metal plaque. Two keys and the original manual are included. CONDITION: New and unfired. Even the case is pristine. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,750 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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Kart / Crown City / Target Shooters’ Specialist .22 LR, six-inch, tuned, stippled, two magazines

Kart .22 LR conversion fitted to a Crown City Arms frame by The Target Shooters’ Specialist in Tucson. SLIDE: Features include a fixed 6-inch barrel, grooved flat top slide with a blade front sight and a Kart rear adjustable sight. FRAME: Crown City Arms serial A03122 with stippled front strap, arched mainspring housing, checkered wood grips and (modest) beavertail grip safety. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. The trigger pull has been smoothed and lighted considerably, and in doing so the “half cock” notch has been removed. Metal (polished blue) finish on the top is approximately 85 percent, with minor highlights and rubs. The matte-finished frame is also approximately 85 percent. MAGAZINES: Two are included, although only one is marked “Kart”. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,250 plus shipping.


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Kimber Super Match II .45 ACP, Custom Shop, superb test target, 99 percent

Kimber Super Match II .45 ACP. Made in the Kimber Custom Shop during 2006, serial number K184929 is a retired factory display (show) pistol that features a 5-inch match grade barrel, hand-fitted match grade barrel bushing, adjustable rear sight, beveled slide serrations, ambidextrous thumb safety, beavertail grip safety, serrated front strap and trigger guard belly, removable extended and beveled magazine well, and KimPro II finish. ACCURACY: The included test target shows a heavily-overlapping cloverleaf group from 25 yards. CONDITION: Overall condition is approximately 99 percent with only light evidence of handling. INCLUSIONS: Factory test target, case and literature. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,000 plus shipping.


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North American Arms Ranger .22 Magnum, featured in American Handgunner, extras, Roy Huntington collection

North American Arms Ranger .22 Magnum. From the collection of Roy Huntington and featured in the May/June, 2011 issue of American Handgunner Magazine, this early original Ranger bears serial number BT00161. Features include stainless steel construction, 1.6-inch barrel and a five-round fluted cylinder. INCLUSIONS: Three sets of grips (extended laminate, bird’s-head laminate and bird’s-head faux stag, two leather holsters, NAA soft case, manuals, papers, copy of the American Handgunner issue and a letter from NAA to Mr. Huntington regarding the subject pistol. The original box has gone missing. CONDITION: Overall finish condition stands at 99 percent with light evidence of careful handling. ROY HUNTINGTON has served as editor of American Handgunner Magazine for almost twenty years. A life-long handgunner and firearms collector, his passion for all things handgun are vividly reflected on the pages of every issue. His keen interest in gunsmithing has lead him to acquire many interesting and even iconic handguns. As retirement approaches, Roy has begun to “thin the herd”, thereby assuring his special firearms will find a new custodian. Upon request, Mr. Huntington will prepare a personally-addressed history letter to the purchaser. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,000 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 Performance Center 629-6 Competitor .44 Magnum, cover of Guns Magazine, Meopta, from the collection of Roy Huntington

Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 629-6 Competitor .44 Magnum. Pictured on the cover and appearing in the centerfold and pages of the November, 2013 issue of Guns Magazine, serial number CTR0492 originates from the collection of Roy Huntington. Features include a 6-inch slab-sided barrel with integral top rail and shrouded underlug with removable/adjustable counterweights, LPA adjustable rear right, trigger stop and a quick-detaching Meopta 3-MOA red dot sight. INCLUSIONS: Factory hard case with underlug spacers, papers, keys and sight adjustment tool, Meopta box with maintenance kit and manual, and a copy of Guns Magazine (11/13) signed by Roy Huntington. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. The action is tuned and all aspects of mechanics operate properly. The surface finish stands at approximately 97 percent with modest indications of handling and firing. ROY HUNTINGTON has served as editor of American Handgunner Magazine for almost twenty years. A life-long handgunner and firearms collector, his passion for all things handgun are vividly reflected on the pages of every issue. His keen interest in gunsmithing has lead him to acquire many interesting and even iconic handguns. As retirement approaches, Roy has begun to “thin the herd”, thereby assuring his special firearms will find a new custodian. Upon request, Mr. Huntington will prepare a personally-addressed history letter to the purchaser. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,000 plus shipping.


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Smith & Wesson Performance Center SW1911 .45 ACP pistols, American Handgunner cover pair, collection of Roy Huntington

Smith & Wesson Performance Center SW1911 .45 ACP cover pistols from the July/August, 2013 issue of American Handgunner Magazine. From the collection of Roy Huntington, SW1911 Custom (5-inch barrel, serial UCT6481) and SW1911 round butt (4.25-inch barrel, serial UCS5724) both feature three lightening cuts on each side of their stainless steel slides, scaled slide serrations, Briley spherical barrel bushings, relieved (finger cut) front straps with 30-lines per inch checkering, ambidextrous thumb safeties and bumped beavertail grip safeties. The Custom has a 5-inch barrel, stainless steel frame, adjustable rear sight and a beveled/extended magazine well. The round butt has a 4.25-inch barrel, serrated flat top slide, drift-adjustable white dot rear sight, scandium frame and serrations over the rear of the slide. Both pistols include their original hard case and papers. CONDITION: Each shows in approximately 98 percent condition from range work during testing. The bore of the 5-inch pistol is leaded and will require a proper cleaning. ROY HUNTINGTON has served as editor of American Handgunner Magazine for almost twenty years. A life-long handgunner and firearms collector, his passion for all things handgun are vividly reflected on the pages of every issue. His keen interest in gunsmithing has lead him to acquire many interesting and even iconic handguns. As retirement approaches, Roy has begun to “thin the herd”, thereby assuring his special firearms will find a new custodian. Upon request, Mr. Huntington will prepare a personally-addressed history letter to the purchaser. The pair will not be separated. While an actual copy of the magazine is not available, a scanned copy of the cover and entire feature article will be provided. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,750 plus shipping.


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Tanfoglio / EAA Witness Elite Gold Custom .45 ACP, American Handgunner cover pistol, optic, 98 percent

EAA Witness Elite Gold Custom .45 ACP. From the collection of Roy Huntington and featured on the cover and centerfold of the Sept/Oct, 2013 issue of American Handgunner Magazine, serial A72285 is documented as having outstanding accuracy. Featured include a V-12 compensator system (twelve barrel ports plus two horizontal comps in the extended brake), five-inch barrel, stainless steel slide and beavertail frame, cocking lever, ambidextrous thumb safety, optic rail with left side “gas pedal” rest, checkered front strap and backstrap, extended and dramatically beveled magazine well, extended magazine release button aluminum grips and Burris FastFire III red dot optic. ACCURACY: Testing documented this pistol fired “ragged hole” groups at 25 yards and shot 1.5-inch groups at 50 yards. INCLUSIONS: Hard case with papers, lock, tools, extra screws and an additional mount that accepts brackets. A copy of the subject issue of American Handgunner signed by Roy Huntington is also included. CONDITION: The bore is strong, mechanics are proper and the metal finish is approximately 97 percent with modest indications of handling and firing. ROY HUNTINGTON has served as editor of American Handgunner Magazine for almost twenty years. A life-long handgunner and firearms collector, his passion for all things handgun are vividly reflected on the pages of every issue. His keen interest in gunsmithing has lead him to acquire many interesting and even iconic handguns. As retirement approaches, Roy has begun to “thin the herd”, thereby assuring his special firearms will find a new custodian. Upon request, Mr. Huntington will prepare a personally-addressed history letter to the purchaser. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,750 plus shipping.


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Walther TPH .22 LR, West Germany, 2.8-inch, box, target, 98 percent, collection of Roy Huntington

Walther TPH .22 LR. From the collection of Roy Huntington, serial 285441 was manufactured in West Germany and features a 2.8-inch barrel. The original box, test target, manual and an extra factory magazine are included. CONDITION: Consignor confirms reliable function. The bore is bright and shiny. Bluing is at least 98 percent and grips remain solid. The box shows in very good condition as well. ROY HUNTINGTON has served as editor of American Handgunner Magazine for almost twenty years. A life-long handgunner and firearms collector, his passion for all things handgun are vividly reflected on the pages of every issue. His keen interest in gunsmithing has lead him to acquire many interesting and even iconic handguns. As retirement approaches, Roy has begun to “thin the herd”, thereby assuring his special firearms will find a new custodian. Upon request, Mr. Huntington will prepare a personally-addressed history letter to the purchaser. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,350 plus shipping.


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Wildey Survivor .45 Winchester Magnum, custom senior employee build, special features and serial, engraved, two magazines, presentation case, solid provenance

Wildey Survivor .45 Winchester Magnum. Serial PJH-X01 was created by Peter Hylenski, Wildey’s VP-Engineering (1979-1991), for his personal use and immediately became a cornerstone of his collection. Special features include single-action-only operation with outstanding trigger pull, overtravel adjustment screw, select hand-checkered grip panels and the special serial number (appears on frame as well as both magazines). The 10-inch barrel has the two port Mag-Na-Port process. ENGRAVING: “45 Winchester Magnum” appears on barrel left and “Custom built by Peter Hylenski” is on barrel right. “Wildey Inc., Brookfield, CT, USA” shows on the left side of the slide and “45 Win. Mag.” rides the bottom of the barrel. CONDITION: The bore is strong, with sharp rifling. Overall, the pistol is at least 98 percent, with light indications of handling and occasional trips to the range. CASE: The unmarked factory presentation case includes two inner compartment lids (one brown and the other red to match the lining) and a one-piece cleaning rod. It stands at approximately 90 percent condition with solid hinges and locks. An unmarked factory cardboard box with foam liner is also present and likewise in 90 percent condition. PROVENANCE: Mr. Hylenski will prepare a personally-addressed letter for the purchaser confirming the history of the pistol. The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,000 plus shipping.


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

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


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

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


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