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Biesen custom Winchester pre-64 Model 70 .338 Winchester Magnum, exceptional wood, Biesen integral brake, jeweled, contoured, trapdoor, 99 percent

Al Biesen custom Winchester pre-64 Model 70 .338 Winchester Magnum. Serial 69077 (circa 1947) features a 22-inch custom barrel (23 inches with Biesen’s integral brake), jeweled follower/extractor/bolt body, reshaped and checkered bolt release button, cloverleaf tang, contoured bottom metal, checkered floor plate release button and a tuned trigger. Capacity is four rounds (3+1) and the extractor has been modified to smoothly “snap over” hand-fed rounds. Buehler mounts (1-inch low rings) secure a viable period Redfield 2-7x scope with a straight crosshair reticle. WOOD: Stocked from a AAA blank with rioting full-length figure, formalities include an ebony forend tip, borderless 26 lines-per-inch wrap checkering accented with Biesen’s signature fleurs, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, checkered steel butt plate with trapdoor and widow’s peak, checkered steel grip cap and sling swivel studs. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.8 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.6 inches. CONDITION: The bore is superb. Mechanics are snappy. Metal and wood finishes crowd 99 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $6,500 plus shipping.


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Something of Value by Robert Ruark from the personal library of PH Harry Selby, ownership signature, provenance

Something of Value by Robert Ruark, this copy from the personal library of Ruark’s famed professional hunter Harry Selby  who served as inspiration for the main character Peter McKenzie. Published by Doubleday in 1955, Selby’s original signature is found inside. PROVENANCE: A letter from daughter Gail O’Reilly attesting that the signature originates from her father’s hand is included. CONDITION: Overall fair. The cover is faded, frayed at some corners and the binding is somewhat loose. Inside is good to very good with no significant distresses. The price is firm and layaway is available. $750 plus shipping.


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Left hand Bolliger custom Dakota 76 .458 Winchester Magnum, Kehr engraving and finishes, express, drop box, AAA, Leupold, 95 percent

John Bolliger custom left hand Dakota 76 .458 Winchester Magnum. Serial 0034L has a 23-inch tapered heavy sporter barrel (.730-inch muzzle diameter, blade front sight with brass wedge, banded sling swivel stud, island rear sight with drift-adjustable express blade – remains green). Features include a jeweled bolt body and follower, three-position wing safety with hand-filed serrations and a drop box magazine (four plus one capacity, inside-the-bow release). STOCK: Crafted from an outstanding AAA-grade walnut blank with full-length figure and proper grain structure, highlights include an ebony forend tip with widow’s peak, 26 lines-per-inch borderless checkering fields accented with tapering ribbons and fleurs, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, checkered steel grip cap, inletted sling swivel stud, timed screws and a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. Finish is of course hand-rubbed oil. The action is glassed at the recoil lug as well as at a secondary lug dovetailed into the barrel below the rear sight. ENGRAVING & FINISHES: Roger Kehr attended to the intricate finish details beginning with a polished rust blue over the barrel. The action, sight bases, sling swivel studs and rings wear a contrasting French gray while the express sight blade, extractor, bolt release lever, bolt handle, shroud, safety, cocking piece, grip cap and trigger are dressed in polished blue. The action screws are further accented with nitre blue. Kehr also engraved and checkered the bolt knob (five teardrop panels bordered in gold) and added gold wire bands near the barrel shank and muzzle. MARKINGS: The maker’s legend “Bolliger – Kehr” appears on barrel right while “Dr. Peter Fenchak” shows on barrel left. OPTIC: A Leupold Vari-X III 1.5-5x with Duplex reticle is secured by Leupold mounts. DIMENSIONS: Weight (inclusive of optic) is 9.2 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.4 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Mechanics are crisp. Metal finish is approximately 95 percent with occasional tarnish traces in the French gray. Wood is approximately 97 percent. The optic is clear and exhibits strong lens coatings. No papers or history. The price is firm and layaway is available. $10,000 plus shipping.


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Dakota 76 .300 Weatherby Magnum, checkered, skeleton, drop box, crossbolts, over 95 percent

Dakota Model 76 .300 Weatherby Magnum with several special order appointments. Serial 0029-1 has a 23-inch sporter barrel with banded sling swivel stud, three-panel teardrop checkered bolt knob and a drop box magazine with inside-the-bow release button. The AAA-grade claro walnut stock features rioting fiddleback and is highlighted with an ebony forend tip, 24 lines-per-inch borderless wrap checkering, twin crossbolts with ebony caps, skeleton grip cap, scalloped cheekpiece with shadow line, initial oval on the toe line (engraved “WS”), inletted Howell-type sling swivel stud, Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad and full-length glass bedding. DIMENSIONS: Weight (including Talley bases) is 7.8 pounds. Length-of-pull is 13.65 inches. CONDITION: The bore is exceptionally bright. Metal finish is approximately 97 percent, with trace indications of use and one small freckle just forward of the stud band. Wood is approximately 95 percent owing to rack impressions on either side of the action. The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,500 plus shipping.


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Empire Rifles Professional .358 Winchester, double square bridge, claw extractor, three-position safety, Recknagel trigger, AAA-grade walnut, 95 percent

Empire Rifles Professional .358 Winchester. Serial ES00297 has a 22-inch tapering sporter barrel (.645-inch muzzle diameter), Mauser Model 98-type action (double square bridge profile dovetailed for mount attachment and channeled for the integral recoil shoulders of the 1-inch medium rings), full-length claw extractor for controlled round feeding and extraction, three-position safety, knurled bolt knob, steel bottom metal with an inside-the-bow release button, Recknagel trigger and what appears to be a Cerakote metal finish. WOOD: Crafted from a AAA-grade walnut blank, appointments include an ebony forend tip, 24 lines-per-inch wrap checkering, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, steel grip cap, inletted oval sling swivel studs, Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad and an oil finish. The action is glass bedded. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.8 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.0 inches (over the .5-inch pad). CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Metal finish is approximately 97 percent. Wood is well over 90 percent with a modest distribution of field impressions. No box, papers, build sheet or history. The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,000 plus shipping.


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Left hand H-S Precision Pro Series 2000 SPR .300 WSM, 26-inch, brake, three position, detachable magazine, Talley, 98 percent

Left hand H-S Precision Pro Series 2000 SPR .300 WSM. Made in 2006, serial 5862 has a 26-inch barrel (27.5 inches with removable muzzle brake, 1/10 twist), three-position safety, tuned trigger and a detachable magazine. The synthetic stock beds the action on an alumimum cradle and the barrel is free-floated over its full length. Additional features include an extra stud for bipod mounting and Talley mounts (30mm medium rings). No box, papers or thread protector cap are present. DIMENSIONS: Weight (inclusive of mounts) is 8.2 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.35 inches. CONDITION: The bore is outstanding, suggesting a small round count. Metal finish is approximately 97 percent with minor rubs and some light chipping on the bolt knob. Stock finish is at least 98 percent and the foremost swivel stud is loose turns (threads not stripped) and should be properly bedded. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,650 plus shipping.


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Inland Manufacturing M1A1 Paratrooper .30 Carbine, 425514, great bore, 85 percent

Inland Manufacturing M1A1 Paratrooper .30 Carbine. Serial 425514 has an 18-inch barrel, rocker aperture rear sight and a folding stock with cast numbers/symbol on the butt plate. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Metal finish is approximately 85 percent. Wood is very good, with one minor hairline (right side at the chamber). The stock articulates properly but the fit of the cover at rear of the receiver is gapped. STOCK MARKINGS: “RIA”, “EC” and the crossed cannons appear at left rear. “P” appears on grip left. All markings are tack sharp. INCLUSIONS: Attached sling (no markings), one 30-round magazines and three unmarked 15-round magazines (two in a canvas pouch). The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,500 plus shipping.


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Inland Manufacturing M1A1 Paratrooper .30 Carbine, 9/43, 699555, great bore

Inland Manufacturing M1A1 Paratrooper .30 Carbine. Wearing a barrel date of 9/43, serial 699555 has an 18-inch barrel, rocker aperture rear sight and a folding stock (with cast numbers/symbol on the butt plate). CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Metal finish is approximately 85 percent. Wood is solid and approximately 70 percent. The stock articulates properly. INCLUSIONS: Attached sling (no markings), one 30-round magazines with scratched name and three unmarked 15-round magazines (two in a canvas pouch. MARKINGS: Stock is marked “RIA” and “EB” on left, “43” on right and “P” on grip. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,500 plus shipping.


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Inland Manufacturing M1A1 Paratrooper .30 Carbine, 8/43, 310072, holster, 15 magazines, 70 percent

Inland Manufacturing M1A1 Paratrooper .30 Carbine. Wearing a barrel date of 8/43, serial 310072 has an 18-inch barrel, rocker aperture rear sight and folding stock (with cast numbers/symbol on the butt plate). CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright with a scattering of minor pits near the muzzle. Metal finish has browned and thinned to approximately 70 percent. Wood is solid and approximately 70 percent as well. The stock articulates properly. INCLUSIONS: Attached sling (no markings), canvas holster (marked “Alltex Products Inc., 1943”), four unmarked 30-round magazines in canvas pouch and 11 unmarked 15-round magazines. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,000 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon Model 82 Custom Cascade .22 LR consecutive pair, 1986, boxed, papers, targets, likely unfired

Consecutive pair Kimber of Oregon Model 82 Custom Cascade .22 LR rifles. Made in 1986, serials 52748B and 52749B originate from a short run of rilfes produced for Cabelas. Each has a polished blue finish, 22-inch barrel, dovetailed receiver and a five-round magazine. Cascade stocks are shaped from select claro walnut and appointed with an ebony forend tip, 24 lines-per-inch wrap checkering, raised cheek rest, skeleton grip cap, checkered steel butt plate with widow’s peak, inletted sling swivel studs and a satin finish. DIMENSIONS: Weights are 6.6 pounds and lengths-of-pull are 13.7 inches. CONDITION: Bores are strong and bright. Metal and wood finishes exceed 99 percent. INCLUSIONS: Each rifle is supported by its original box with correct end label (foam insert for 52748B has a broken end), test target, instructions flyer and warranty card. The price is firm and layaway is available. $8,000 plus shipping.


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Marlin Model 39 Carbine .22 LR, W5128, 20-inch, straight grip, likely unfired, 98 percent

Marlin Model 39 Carbine .22 LR. Serial W5128 has a 20-inch barrel (brass-beaded blade front sight, elevation-adjustable rear sight), drilled/tapped receiver, gold trigger and a straight grip stock. A Marlin brown cardboard box without end label or papers is included. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 5.6 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.3 inches. CONDITION: Likely unfired since factory proof, the bore is pristine. Metal and wood finishes are each approximately 98 percent with trace indications of handling. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,000 plus shipping.


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Marlin Model 39 .22 LR, marked “SECOND”, great bore, 95 percent metal, 85 percent wood

Marlin Model 39 .22 LR. Marked “SECOND” on the barrel (there is also a “-” following “39” on the barrel but no “A”), serial G16616 has a 24-inch barrel (hooded brass-beaded blade front sight, elevation-adjustable rear sight). DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.8 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.3 inches. CONDITION: The bore is superb. Metal finish is approximately 95 percent. Receiver left shows several small pits under the finish. Action operation is smooth but thumb-cocking the hammer reveals a mild roughness. Wood is approximately 85 percent with some finish loss. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,500 plus shipping.


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Remington 40-X .22-250, 28-inch stainless, great bore, 90 percent

Remington Model 40-X .22-250. Serial 35082B has a 28-inch stainless steel heavy barrel (tapers to .885-inch muzzle diameter, drilled/tapped for front sight assembly and mid-barrel base). Features include a single shot action, numbered bolt body, tuned trigger, accessory channel and a White Line recoil pad. History, round count and twist rate are unknown. No box or papers. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 11.4 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.6 inches over the pad. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Barrel finish is approximately 90 percent with light rubbing and indications of handling. Action finish is also approximately 90 percent with a few light freckles and hints of plum. Wood is approximately 95 percent with light indications of handling. Trigger pull is crisp. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,750 plus shipping.


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Sako AV custom .270 Winchester by Robert Murray, 24-inch Shilen, Bastogne, skeleton, EAW, extra stock, 97 percent

Custom Sako AV .270 Winchester. Built by Robert Murray (Florida), serial 576991 wears a Shilen 24-inch stainless steel barrel (.635-inch muzzle diameter) with a satin finish. The AV action has been finished in either hard chrome or satin nickel, glassed at the lug and chamber, and rests on twin aluminum pillars. The safety lever has been extended and the factory trigger tuned. An EAW Quick-Loc mounting system with 30mm rings (front extended) seamlessly incorporates into the grooved receiver. Capacity is five rounds. STOCK: Shaped from an outstanding blank of exhibition grade Bastogne with full-length figure, strong crossing grains and sunbursts, appointments include an ebony forend tip, wrap checkering with fleur accents, scalloped check rest with shadow line, skeleton grip cap, bottom metal pedestal, inletted sling swivel studs and a Pachmayr Olde English recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.0 pounds with the mounting system. Length-of-pull is 14.0 inches. CONDITION: The bore is superb. Metal finish is approximately 97 percent with occasional light rubbing, scratches on the floor plate and flecking on the bolt face. Wood is at least 98 percent. SYNTHETIC STOCK: Included is a properly fitted and bedded synthetic stock (brand unknown). Finish condition is approximately 70 percent. OPTIONAL AMMO: The following is available for an additional $650 inclusive of shipping (lower 48) and is not included as part of the rifle purchase price: 40 rounds Remington Core-Lokt 150 grain, 108 rounds Federal Power Shok 130-grain, 26 rounds Federal Premium Triple-Shock 130-grain, 39 rounds Hornady American Whitetail InterLock 130-grain, 17 rounds Hornady SST 130-grain, approximately 40 rounds handloads and approximately 250 fired brass. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,000 plus shipping.


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Kimber 1911 .45 ACP from very first production run, Clackamas-marked, never loaded or fired, gunwriter provenance, outstanding quality and flawless condition

Extraordinary and unfired Kimber 1911 .45 ACP with gunwriter provenance from the very first production release in 1996. BACKGROUND: Kimber 1911 pistols were initially released in small batches during the Spring and Summer months of 1996. All were marked as being made in Clackamas, Oregon (they were in fact made in Yonkers, New York but shipped in bulk to the Clackamas factory for actual distribution as the Yonkers 07 manufacturing license application was still pending). The serial sequence began with “K” prefix and first 1,000 numbers were reserved for later use, meaning the lowest possible serial number released would have been K001001. Each of these pistols was meticiously inspected and carefully tested for every aspect of function as well as accuracy. Many were also earmarked for gunwriters for testing and photography in support of feature magazine articles and covers. As would be expected, some did not survive the inspection process and those serial numbers were not reissued. All early pistols were identical and marked “Classic Model Custom .45 ACP” on slide right. The subject pistol, serial K001176, was shipped to the Techical Editor of NRA’s The American Rifleman, Bob Hunnicutt. For whatever reason, other pistols forwarded to the NRA were used for all of the NRA’s testing and evaluation, so this one remains untouched and unfired since the day it left Kimber. PROVENANCE: A letter of provenance from Mr. Hunnicutt attests to origin, the unbroken chain of possession and condition. INCLUSIONS: The original factory hard case with serialized end label and secondary date label (4/96), manual and logo bushing wrench are present. CONDITION: New and unfired since factory proof. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,500 plus shipping.


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Smith & Wesson 35-1 .22 LR, 6-inch pinned, adjustable, recessed, serialed grips, box, 90 percent

Smith & Wesson Model 35-1 .22 LR. Serial 85519 has a 6-inch pinned thin barrel (integral serrated rib, blade front sight), adjustable rear sight (angled serrated face), color case hammer (narrow, checkered spur), flat cylinder release, recessed cylinder, color case trigger (narrow, serrated face) and serialed diamond grips. Box with correct end label, wax paper and warranty card stub is included. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Trigger pulls are smooth and the cylinder locks properly. Metal finish is approximately 90 percent and grips are at least 95 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,500 plus shipping.


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Smith & Wesson 29-2 .44 Magnum, 1979, N624927, 4-inch pinned, recessed, presentation case, at least 98 percent

Smith & Wesson Model 29-2 .44 Magnum. Made circa 1979, serial N624927 has a 4-inch pinned barrel (integral serrated rib, blade front sight with red insert), adjustable rear sight (white outline), color case hammer (wide, checkered spur), recessed cylinder, color case trigger (wide, serrated face) and checkered factory target stocks. CONDITION: Possibly unfired since factory proof, the bore is pristine. Metal finish is at least 98 percent with but trace indications of handling and transport. Grips are at least 99 percent. INCLUSIONS: A wood factory presentation case with tools and instructions is present. The original end label from the cardboard box is taped on the exterior and the case itself remains in excellent condition. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,750 plus shipping.


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