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

Rick Taylor “Warning on the Wind”, Stone’s sheep, bronze, 16x12x10

Rick Taylor “Warning on the Wind“, 15/48 as cast in 2002. Inspired by the artist’s failed stalk, this dynamic work captures the movement and majesty of an old ram and his younger companion in the moment they became aware of a hunter on the mountain. Approximate dimensions are 16x12x10 inches, including the walnut base. Condition is exceptional, with scant evidence of display. Proceeds benefit the Boone and Crockett Club. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,750 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rifles, Inc. Strata .300 Weatherby Magnum, 5.8 pounds, brake, S&K 30mm, 98 percent

Rifles, Inc. Strata .300 Weatherby. Made in 2013, serial RR56300A sports a 23-inch number 2 contour barrel (24 inches including the integral brake), fluted bolt body, skeletonized bolt handle, hollow bolt knob, Cerakota metal finish, black camo stock and S&K 30mm mounts. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 5.8 pounds (with mounts) and length of pull is 13.7 inches. CONDITION: The bore is bright and shiny, consistent of a low round count. Metal finish is at least 98 percent with minimal indications of handling. Stock paint is at least 99 percent. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,750 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 Model 77 Mark II .300 Winchester Magnum, English walnut, ebony, banded, quarter rib, steel bottom metal, 99 percent

Ruger Model 77 Mark II .300 Winchester Magnum. Made circa 1993, serial number 781-02276 features a 24-inch barrel with banded front sight and beaded blade, banded sling swivel stud, quarter rib express rear sight with one fixed (with sighting line) and one folder (remains green), high 1-inch rings, three-position wing safety, AA-grade English walnut stock, rosewood forend tip, steel bottom metal and steel logo grip cap. The trigger feels to be tuned. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.0 pounds with rings and length-of-pull is 13.65 inches. CONDITION: Bore is bright and shiny. Both metal and wood are about 99 percent, with only light indications of handling. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,750 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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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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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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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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Winchester Custom Shop left hand Model 70 .243 Winchester, CRF, unfired

Winchester Custom Shop left hand Model 70 .243 Winchester. Serial G151999 features a 26-inch stainless steel H-S Precision barrel with tapered target crown and .875 muzzle diameter. The stock is a right hand McMillan heavy varminter with an extra sling swivel up front for a bipod. The bolt body is jeweled. Weight is 11.2 pounds and LOP is 13.5 inches. The stock needs finish texture & paint (the consignor could never decide on color) to cover the filled right hand bolt slot, and a small impression (or flaw) on right side at inception of forend taper needs filling. It is interesting to note that this is a standard-length action with a spacer in the magazine box. CONDITION: Overall metal is 99.5%, with the slightest freckling on the front of the trigger guard (where it meets the floorplate). This caliber was never offered in production. BACKGROUND: This rifle originates from a spectacular left hand battery of eleven Winchester Custom Shop Model 70 rifles with consecutive serial numbers and controlled round feeding actions. Based on receivers taken from the original prototype run of 40 left hand actions (ten were built as test rifles and subsequently destroyed, 11 were used for this group and almost all the rest were returned to production), each of these rifles was hand-built by the USRAC Senior Design Engineer responsible for the Model 70 program in the 1990s. Himself a lefty, he created these rifles for his own use, yet never took them afield. As such, all remain in unfired condition with only light handling/storage wear. Of the eleven calibers, six were never offered in production. Almost all are in Sporter configuration, exceptions being the .243 Winchester and the .30-06 Springfield (Featherweight). This .30-06 Springfield is the first left hand Model 70 CRF rifle ever built, even among the prototypes. The purchaser will receive personalized documentation from the builder/consignor detailing the origin and history. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,000 plus shipping.


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Winchester Custom Shop left hand Model 70 .25-06, CRF, unfired

Winchester Custom Shop Model 70 left hand .25-06 Remington. Serial number G151998 features a 24-inch barrel. Both the bolt body and follower are jeweled. The floorplate is marked “Super Grade”. Weight is 8.0 pounds and LOP is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Overall metal is 99%+, with small spots of surface rust on trigger guard and cocking piece. Safety moves hard off “Fire”, but that is likely to correct with disassembly and cleaning. This caliber was never offered in production. BACKGROUND: This rifle originates from a spectacular left hand battery of eleven Winchester Custom Shop Model 70 rifles with consecutive serial numbers and controlled round feeding actions. Based on receivers taken from the original prototype run of 40 left hand actions (ten were built as test rifles and subsequently destroyed, 11 were used for this group and almost all the rest were returned to production), each of these rifles was hand-built by the USRAC Senior Design Engineer responsible for the Model 70 program in the 1990s. Himself a lefty, he created these rifles for his own use, yet never took them afield. As such, all remain in unfired condition with only light handling/storage wear. Of the eleven calibers, six were never offered in production. Almost all are in Sporter configuration, exceptions being the .243 Winchester (long action with magazine spacer, McMillan synthetic varmint stock modified for an H-S Precision heavy barrel) and the .30-06 Springfield (Featherweight). This .30-06 Springfield is the first left hand Model 70 CRF rifle ever built, even among the prototypes. The purchaser will receive personalized documentation from the builder/consignor detailing the origin and history. The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,000 plus shipping.


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Winchester Custom Shop left hand Model 70 7mm Rem. Mag., CRF, unfired

Winchester Custom Shop left hand Model 70 7mm Remington Magnum. Serial number G152004 has a 26-inch barrel marked “Classic Sporter” on the right side. Both bolt body and follower are jeweled. Weight is 8.0 pounds and LOP is 13.5 inches. Features include cheekpiece and single crossbolt. CONDITION: Overall 99.5%+, with one tiny ding in trigger guard finish. BACKGROUND: This rifle originates from a spectacular left hand battery of eleven Winchester Custom Shop Model 70 rifles with consecutive serial numbers and controlled round feeding actions. Based on receivers taken from the original prototype run of 40 left hand actions (ten were built as test rifles and subsequently destroyed, 11 were used for this group and almost all the rest were returned to production), each of these rifles was hand-built by the USRAC Senior Design Engineer responsible for the Model 70 program in the 1990s. Himself a lefty, he created these rifles for his own use, yet never took them afield. As such, all remain in unfired condition with only light handling/storage wear. Of the eleven calibers, six were never offered in production. Almost all are in Sporter configuration, exceptions being the .243 Winchester (long action with magazine spacer, McMillan synthetic varmint stock modified for an H-S Precision heavy barrel) and the .30-06 Springfield (Featherweight). This .30-06 Springfield is the first left hand Model 70 CRF rifle ever built, even among the prototypes. The purchaser will receive personalized documentation from the builder/consignor detailing the origin and history. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,000 plus shipping.


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Winchester Custom Shop left hand .30-06, Featherweight, very first post-64 Model 70 left hand CRF ever built, unfired

Winchester Custom Shop left hand Model 70 Featherweight .30-06 Springfield. Serial number G15200 is the first left hand Model 70 CRF rifle ever built, even among the prototypes! Although a Sporter stock was specified, a Featherweight stock was delivered, thus it is also one of two left hand Model 70 Featherweight CRF rifles ever made with a long action (including production) . Both the bolt body and follower are jeweled. The barrel is 22 inches long, weight is 8 pounds and LOP is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Overall is about 99%, with area of flecking and surface rust on cocking piece and a small area of stock finish blotching just above the rear sling swivel stud on the left side. BACKGROUND: This rifle originates from a spectacular left hand battery of eleven Winchester Custom Shop Model 70 rifles with consecutive serial numbers and controlled round feeding actions. Based on receivers taken from the original prototype run of 40 left hand actions (ten were built as test rifles and subsequently destroyed, 11 were used for this group and almost all the rest were returned to production), each of these rifles was hand-built by the USRAC Senior Design Engineer responsible for the Model 70 program in the 1990s. Himself a lefty, he created these rifles for his own use, yet never took them afield. As such, all remain in unfired condition with only light handling/storage wear. Of the eleven calibers, six were never offered in production. Almost all are in Sporter configuration, exceptions being the .243 Winchester (long action with magazine spacer, McMillan synthetic varmint stock modified for an H-S Precision heavy barrel) and the .30-06 Springfield (Featherweight). The purchaser will receive personalized documentation from the builder/consignor detailing the origin and history. The price is firm and layaway is available.$7,500 plus shipping.


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Winchester Custom Shop left hand Model 70 .300 Winchester Magnum, CRF, unfired

Winchester Custom Shop left hand Model 70 .300 Winchester Magnum. Serial number G152002 has a 26-inch barrel. Length-of-pull is 13.5 inches and the stock has a single crossbolt. Barrel is marked “Classic Sporter” on right side. The bolt body is jeweled. CONDITION: Overall 99%+, with nearly perfect wood. The trigger guard as well as the forward sling swivel stud show small areas of surface rust. The cocking piece has a slight trace as well. BACKGROUND: This rifle originates from a spectacular left hand battery of eleven Winchester Custom Shop Model 70 rifles with consecutive serial numbers and controlled round feeding actions. Based on receivers taken from the original prototype run of 40 left hand actions (ten were built as test rifles and subsequently destroyed, 11 were used for this group and almost all the rest were returned to production), each of these rifles was hand-built by the USRAC Senior Design Engineer responsible for the Model 70 program in the 1990s. Himself a lefty, he created these rifles for his own use, yet never took them afield. As such, all remain in unfired condition with only light handling/storage wear. Of the eleven calibers, six were never offered in production. Almost all are in Sporter configuration, exceptions being the .243 Winchester (long action with magazine spacer, McMillan synthetic varmint stock modified for an H-S Precision heavy barrel) and the .30-06 Springfield (Featherweight). This .30-06 Springfield is the first left hand Model 70 CRF rifle ever built, even among the prototypes. The purchaser will receive personalized documentation from the builder/consignor detailing the origin and history. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,500 plus shipping.


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Winchester Custom Shop Model 70 left hand .338 Winchester Magnum, CRF, unfired

Winchester Custom Shop left hand Model 70 .338 Winchester Magnum. Serial number G152003 has a 26-inch barrel. LOP is 13.5 inches and the stock has a single crossbolt. Both the bolt body and follower are jeweled. CONDITION: Overall 99%, with two very small freckles on the barrel (left side of chamber area) and some light blotching of the receiver finish. Wood is pristine, other than a small impression on the nose due to careless bolt removal. This caliber was never offered in production. BACKGROUND: This rifle originates from a spectacular left hand battery of eleven Winchester Custom Shop Model 70 rifles with consecutive serial numbers and controlled round feeding actions. Based on receivers taken from the original prototype run of 40 left hand actions (ten were built as test rifles and subsequently destroyed, 11 were used for this group and almost all the rest were returned to production), each of these rifles was hand-built by the USRAC Senior Design Engineer responsible for the Model 70 program in the 1990s. Himself a lefty, he created these rifles for his own use, yet never took them afield. As such, all remain in unfired condition with only light handling/storage wear. Of the eleven calibers, six were never offered in production. Almost all are in Sporter configuration, exceptions being the .243 Winchester (long action with magazine spacer, McMillan synthetic varmint stock modified for an H-S Precision heavy barrel) and the .30-06 Springfield (Featherweight). This .30-06 Springfield is the first left hand Model 70 CRF rifle ever built, even among the prototypes. The purchaser will receive personalized documentation from the builder/consignor detailing the origin and history. The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,000 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. $21,500 plus shipping.


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Browning Hi Power 9mm, 1984, Belgium, wood, box, 97 percent

Browning Hi Power 9mm. Made in Belgium during 1984, serial 245PW01901 features a polished blue finish, fixed rear sight and checkered wood grips. CONDITION: The bore is bright and shiny. Metal finish is approximately 97 percent with only light indications of handling. The wood grip panels rate equally high. The original box and one original magazine are included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,250 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 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 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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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 Python .357 Magnum, 4-inch, blue, 1976, superb tuning

Colt Python .357 Magnum. Made in 1976, serial 41134E wears a 4-inch barrel, polished blue finish and walnut grips with full-coverage checkering. CONDITION: The bore is flawless. Metal finish is at least 95 percent, with modest thinning at the muzzle and other predictable (high) areas and the accompanying spots of tarnish. Action tune is superb – even for a Python – and the cylinder locks up as tight as a banker does at night. Grips are all but perfect. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,500 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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Detonics MK VI .45 ACP, stainless, 3.4-inch, packaging, 99 percent

Detonics MK VI .45 ACP. Serial CR14660 features a 3.4-inch bushingless bull barrel, stainless steel flat top slide with an integral front ramp sight, polished flats and satin over the curves, a satin-finished stainless steel frame and checkered wood grips. The slide release, thumb safety and hammer are also polished, and the flat mainspring housing is checkered rubber. CONDITION: At least 99 percent with little evidence of carry or firing. The left grip panel has several small impressions. INCLUSIONS: Original zippered pouch and owner’s manual. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,000 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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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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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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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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Ruger Blackhawk .44 Magnum, 7.5-inch, Flattop, three screw, 1961, 28510, 85 percent

Ruger Blackhawk .44 Magnum with 7.5-inch barrel. Made in 1961, serial number 28510 features a Flattop frame with three screws, Micro adjustable sight and walnut grips. It has not been converted to a transfer bar safety. CONDITION: Bore is strong and bright. Cylinder and trigger operations are proper. Overall metal finish is about 85 percent, with some thinning at the muzzle, forward portion of the ejector rod housing and on the cylinder. Grip frame has thinning at the shoulders and a few dings on the backstrap. One of the three screw heads is slightly roughed. Grips are about 80 percent, with a number of impressions and scratches. 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 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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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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Holland & Holland Royal 12 gauge, 1964, 28-inch, 6.6 pounds 14.9-inch LOP, single trigger, case, 97% condition

Holland & Holland Royal 12 gauge self-opener with single (mechanical) trigger. Made in 1964 per history letter, it features 28-inch barrels choked IC/M, 2.75-inch chambers, ejectors, detachable sidelocks, concave (game) rib, rolled trigger guard and bright nickel finish. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.6 pounds and length-of-pull is 14.9 inches. Drops are 1.6 inches and 2.6 inches, and cast off is approximately .375-inch. CONDITION: Condition is superb, with metal being about 98% and wood about 97% with light field and storage impressions. Engraved to indicate it is the Number 1 of a pair, there is no mention of pairing in the history letter. At some point, the stock was slightly shortened (originally indicated LOP was 15.68 in history letter). Tight on face, lightly hunted and little fired. Includes trunk case with proper labels. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $32,500.


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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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