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Jack O’Connor’s .222 Remington, Sako L46, custom by Lenard Brownell, superb condition and flawless documentation

Jack O’Connor’s personal .222 Remington. Based on a Sako L46 barreled action, serial number 51330 was stocked by Lenard Brownell in 1963.

In his Getting The Range column from the January, 1965 issue of Outdoor Life (page 79), O’Connor writes of this rifle: “The most accurate light, really featherweight, varmint rifle I have ever owned is one I had put together some time ago. It is a Sako-barreled action made in Finland. The barrel is the light, not the heavy, one. Stocked by Lenard Brownell of Sheridan, Wyoming, and fitted with a Weaver K-6 scope on Sako mount, the little musket weighs a shade less than 7 1/4 lb. and is a joy to carry back into the canyons where road hunters don’t have the rock chucks spooked. Factory load that agrees with it best is the .222 cartridge turned out by Federal. With that rifle and ammunition, groups run from 1/2 to 1 in., and I think the difference between the 1/2 and 1 in. groups is me. In all, it is an astounding little rifle and top-quality ammunition.” (Photocopy included.)

In The Rifle Book (3rd edition, 1978, page 190), O’Connor penned: “One of the most accurate rifles I have ever owned was an 8 1/4-pound .25/06. Two other very accurate light jobs are my .222, a Sako barreled action stocked by Lenard Brownell, and a .244 custom made for me by Al Biesen on a 7mm Mauser action. Either will put the first three shots out of a cold barrel into about 3//4 inch.” (Photocopy included.)

O’Connor’s Shooting column from the April, 1966 issue of Outdoor Life (page 140) revisits his satisfaction: “I have a handsome little .222 that I carry on long hikes back into the canyons of Idaho and Washington for rock chucks. It is based on a light Finnish Sako barreled action. It was stocked in a fine piece of handsomely figured French walnut by Lenard Brownell and is fitted with a Weaver K-6 scope with Sako rings on the Sako receiver with the the logical male dovetail. The outfit weights a bit less than 7 1/2 lb. It is partial to the Federal factory .222 cartridges and will group them into 3/4 in. or less. With handholds, it does extremely well with Speer 50, 52 and 55-gr. bullets and with the Sierra 50 and 55-gr. bullets. (Photocopy included.)

In the O’Connor biography (Jack O’Connor, The Legendary Life of America’s Greatest Gunwriter, second edition, 2002, Safari Press, page 196) contributing author Eldon “Buck” Buckner references this rifle by serial number. Note that the book indicates 1964 as the year Brownell stocked the rifle, the year later amended by Buckner to 1963. (Photocopy included.)

Finally, O’Connor’s handwritten firearms log indicates this rifle was sold to Fred Huntington in March, 1973. (Photocopy included.) Huntington was the founder of RCBS and owned the rifle until his passing in 1998.

The rifle features a 23-inch factory barrel with the original ramped front sight and remains untapped for a rear sight. The bolt body and extractor have been most properly jeweled. The Weaver K-6 scope was replaced sometime after the sale to Huntington with a Leupold M8 6x scope (Duplex reticle) that has turned full plumb. Brownell’s stock is a work of art. Shaped from a broad-grained English (French) walnut, it wears a borderless multi-point wrap checkering pattern with crossing accents, a scalloped Monte Carlo cheek rest with shadow line, steel grip cap and a color case steel butt with widow’s peak. The stock is fitted with sling swivel studs. A single detachable magazine is included. DIMENSIONS: Weight, including scope, is 8.0 pounds. Length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. The polished blue finish stands at approximately 97 percent, the color case of the butt plate approximately 90 percent and the magazine approximately 80 percent. Wood finish is approximately 97 percent, with slight indications of thinning. Wood integrity is approximately 95 percent, with a modest distribution of minor field impressions and scratches. Mechanics appear to be in order and the optic is clear. The price is firm and layaway is available. $15,000 plus shipping.

 


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FN Mauser Sporter Deluxe Presentation Rifle in .30-06, dragon pattern engraving, custom stock, Leupold 3x

FN Mauser Sporter Deluxe Presentation Rifle in .30-06 Springfield. Serial 29652 appears to be a factory-engraved barreled action which was imported (circa 1954) and then fitted with a custom stock – a somewhat common occurrence at that time. Features include a 24-inch light sporter barrel with scalloped front base with beaded blade sight, folding rear sight (adjustable), Mauser action with full-length claw extractor, knurled and hollowed bolt knob, two-position side safety, Griffin & Howe side mount (with Leupold M8-3x scope, Duplex reticle), AAA-grade English walnut stock with borderless wrap checkering and fleur accents, scalloped cheekpiece with shadow line, sling swivel studs and a White Line recoil pad. ENGRAVING: The action is adorned with the Felix Funken-designed pattern of a fire-breathing dragon surrounded by leaf and vine, with full coverage over the bottom metal, front ring, rear bridge and guard. The pattern extends two inches along the barrel as well and this work is unsigned. The grip cap features a well-executed game scene of a grizzly on a salmon stream (also unsigned). DIMENSIONS: Scoped weight is 8.4 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.25 inches. MARKINGS: Serial appears on both barrel and action. “FN” and “1954” appear when the stock is removed. There is no indication of engraver or stockmaker present. CONDITION: The bore is superb, bright and shiny. Rust blue of the barrel is at least 95 percent. The barreled action is approximately 95 percent as well, with a hint of tarnish – mostly on the shroud and trigger. Streaks of dried finish or oil appear on the inside of the guard. Stock finish is also approximately 95 percent, with minor impressions and scratches. The side mount has been inletted and a repaired chip is evident at the rear of the base (just ahead of the bolt release). The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,500 plus shipping.


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Forbes Rifles Model 24B .30-06 Springfield, 5.8 pounds, 24-inch, spiral-fluted bolt body, sharp trigger pull, 95 percent

Forbes Rifles Model 24B .30-06. Serial number 24B14-00064 wears a 24-inch light sporter barrel and features a spiral-fluted bolt body, sharp trigger and dark green synthetic stock with cheekpiece. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 5.8 pounds and length-of-pull is 14 inches. CONDITION: Known to be little fired, the bore appears as new and the trigger pull is crisp. Surface finishes are approximately 95 percent, with a bit of thinning and discoloration on the barrel finish and a trace of paint loss on the grip edges and at the toe. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,000 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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Colonel Charles Askins’ Griffin & Howe left hand 8mm Remington Magnum, Remington 721B, Guise bolt and safety conversion

Colonel Charles Askins’ Griffin & Howe custom left hand 8mm Remington Magnum. Based on a Remington Model 721B action with a left hand bolt and safety conversion by Guise, G&H rifle number 2572 (serial number 346297) was gifted to the Unrepentant Sinner in 1982. Features include a 24-inch barrel, left hand bolt and safety conversion, five-panel checkered and engraved bolt knob, jeweled bolt body/follower/rails and a tuned trigger. The stock wears an ebony forend tip, 24 lines-per-inch borderless wrap checkering, steel grip cap, cheek piece with shadow line and a steel butt plate with widow’s peak. Additional appointments include an engraved crossbolt, sling swivel studs and a Redfield base. PROVENANCE: A search of Griffin & Howe records indicates “…a note back on the datebook entry says: 1982 Converted to 8m/m Remington Magnum. Given Col. Charles Askins – American Rifleman. MARKINGS: “No. 2572 Griffin & Howe . Inc . New York . NY.” and “8 m/m Rem. Mag.” appear on the barrel. “By Guise” shows on the right rear of the action. CONDITION: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. The polished blue stands well above 90 percent, with scattered light scratches and tarnish on the sling swivel studs, grip cap and butt plate. Wood is about 85 percent overall, with a significant impression on the left side of the forearm, a chip at the point of the upper tang (repaired), slight chipping at the edge of the pistol grip cap and some light spotting in the finish (mostly along the toe line). The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,000 plus shipping.


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Montana Rifle Company Model 1999 Timberline .375 H&H Magnum, Pendleton stock, Cerakote, fluted, 8 pounds, 95 percent

Montana Rifle Company Model 1999 Timberline .375 H&H Magnum. Serial number C13-0060 is a bespoke rifle that features a fluted 24-inch heavy sporter barrel with recessed target crown, full-length Mauser extractor for true controlled-round feeding and extraction, three-position Model 70-type safety, Pendleton synthetic stock and a Cerakote metal finish. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.0 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.25 inches. CONDITION: The bore is pristine. Metal and stock finishes are approximately 97 percent, with minimal evidence of being afield. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,750 plus shipping.


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Nosler M48 Custom .338 Winchester Magnum, Nosler Custom Shop, fluted bolt body, 7.2 pounds, 98 percent

Nosler M48 Custom .338 Winchester Magnum. Made in the Nosler Custom Shop during 2011, serial N00410 features a 24.5-inch barrel, fluted bolt body, knurled bolt knob, Kevlar stock and Cerakote metal finish. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.2 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: The bore is superb and trigger pull is sharp. Overall surface finish is 98 percent, with minimal evidence of wear. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,000 plus shipping.


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Remington 700 custom .223 Ackley Improved, Krieger, Shilen, fluted, brake, unfired

Remington 700 custom .223 Ackley Improved heavy varminter. Serial B6294983 is fitted with a Krieger stainless steel fluted 25-inch (27 inches including brake) bull barrel (.885 muzzle diameter), Shilen trigger, rail, oversized bolt knob, laminated benchrest stock with forend flat-bottomed and scalloped forend, overside pistol grip and high/straight comb and stainless steel floorplate. Additional custom features include pillar and glass bedding, along with free floating. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 11.0 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.65 inches. CONDITION: Unfired. Appears new, although the sling swivel studs have been removed or were never added. The twist rate is unknown, but the consignor believes 1/12 as it was intended to shoot 40-55 grain bullets. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,150 plus shipping.


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Remington Model 700 left hand custom .22-250 Rem., Jewel, McMillan, JP, shoots .5 MOA, 97 percent overall

Remington Model 700 custom left hand .22-250 Remington walking varminter. Serial G6939493 features a 26-inch heavy barrel (27.5 inches including J.P. Recoil Reducer), rail, Jewel trigger, and a McMillan stock with pillar bedding and free-floated barrel channel. The action has been polished (bolt travels without resistance) and the trigger pull is superb. ACCURACY: Handloads turned in 3-shot groups around .5 MOA and loading information is included. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.4 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Metal finish is approximately 95 percent. Stock is nearly 100 percent, although the three sling swivel studs have been removed. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,500 plus shipping.


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Colonel Charles Askins left hand custom Sako in .25-308 Norma, left hand conversion, custom stock and barrel

Colonel Charles Askins left hand Sako .25-308 Norma. An custom rifle based on a Sako L61R action with serial number 141, the bolt handle was relocated to the left side and a custom barrel added prior to stocking. The rifle is unmarked as to its maker, other than the initials “RB” appearing along side the caliber stamping on the barrel. Additional features include a 24-inch barrel, nickel bolt handle/knob, ebony forend tip and grip cap, well-executed borderless checkering, Monte Carlo comb and a scalloped cheekpiece with an accenting dart at its fore. PROVENANCE: A brass nameplate engraved “CHARLES ASKINS” is affixed to the stock just ahead of the floorplate. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.4 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: The bore is bright and shiny with strong rifling. The polished blue over the barrel and action is approximately 95 percent, with the nickel bolt handle showing at approximately 70 percent and the bottom metal approximately 80 percent with some scratching. The portion of the action where the right side was built up during conversion remains unfinished. The oil-finished stock retains at least 90 percent of its original condition, with a number of field impressions, light scratches and a minor chip repair at the shoulder just ahead of the thumb safety. Several small blotchy spots appear on the stock where the finish has thinned, mostly on the cheek piece. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,000 plus shipping.


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Surgeon TAC 300 custom .300 Winchester Magnum, left hand stock, Bartlein, Jewel, brake, .3 MOA

Surgeon TAC 300 custom .300 Winchester Magnum. Staggeringly accurate, serial number T820685 wears a 24-inch (26.5 inches with brake) Bartlein stainless steel barrel with 1/10 twist. Additional features include a rail, spiral-fluted bolt body, overside bolt handle, Jewel trigger, pillar/glass bedding and laminated stock with free-floated barrel channel and a left hand cheek rest. ACCURACY: Test targets show three-shot 200 and 300-yard groups of approximately .3 MOA. Loading information is included. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.0 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: The bore is flawless. Metal finish is at least 95 percent, with a few light marks on the barrel and a bit of rubbing on the action. The stock is approximately 97 percent, although the sling swivel studs have been removed. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,000 plus shipping.


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Wilkins .404 Nitro Express (.404 Jeffery), Birmingham, Mauser, vivid colors, engraved, outstanding condition & dimensions, 12 boxes premium ammunition

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. AMMUNITION: Two boxes (40 rounds) of Hornady Dangerous Game Series 400-grain DGS (solids) and 10 boxes (200 rounds) of Federal Premium Cape-Shok 400-grain Woodleigh Weldcore SP (softs) are included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $9,500 plus shipping.


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Smithsonian tiger rifle, Winchester pre-64 Model 70 .375 H&H Magnum, amazing history and indisputable provenance

Winchester pre-64 Model 70 .375 H&H Magnum. Made in 1941, serial number 44338 was used by David Hasinger to take the huge tiger displayed at the Smithsonian. Features include a 25-inch tapered barrel with original front sight, matching number on the bolt body, Paul Jaeger detachable side mount with 1-inch rings and a Lyman aperture rear sight. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.4 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.7 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. The rear sight is absent. Bluing is approximately 85 percent, with some general scratching, thinning over the bolt knob and floorplate, and thinning/browning of the trigger guard. The stock has an added ebony forend tip (visible in the newspaper clippings which accompany). Both the side mount and aperture are carefully inletted. Overall stock finish and condition is commensurate with that of the metal. Mr. Hasinger color-coded his rifles by caliber with colored tape wrapped at the base of the forend tip so they were easily identified when in a rack (the tape is visible in the newspaper clippings). Evidence remains, but the tape itself was removed long ago. THE HASINGER TIGER: Mr. Hasinger took his spectacular tiger in November, 1967, in India’s Kumaon District made famous by Jim Corbett. In fact, one of the beats was conducted during the hunt was within sight of Corbett’s home. The great cat weighed 857 pounds and measured 11 feet, 1 inch, and The Forestry and Game Commission of India certified the tiger as the largest on record. By comparison, Corbett’s famed Bachelor of Powalgarh measured 10 feet, 7 inches. It was reported that the tiger “terrorized livestock and residents for a full year” prior to Hasinger’s hunt. Upon his return to America, Mr. Hasinger donated the tiger to the Smithsonian where it remains on display as a full mount to this day. PROVENANCE: A host of newspaper clippings and several photographs recount the hunt itself, as well as the celebration when the Smithsonian debuted the display. This rifle was presented to Mr. Hasinger’s hunting partner, Dr. Karl Jonas, and has remained in the Jonas family until present. A certified letter from the Jonas family representative detailing the rifle’s history is included. (Note – Dr. Jonas also killed a tiger on the same hunt. His rifle, a Winchester pre-64 Model 70 Super Grade African .458 Winchester Magnum with a left-hand stock, is offered separately.) Both rifles will be featured in the next issue of Sporting Classics Magazine. The price is firm and layaway is available. $10,000 plus shipping.


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Winchester pre-64 Model 70 Super Grade African .458 Winchester Magnum, left hand stock, tiger hunting history and provenance

Winchester pre-64 Model 70 Super Grade African .458 Winchester Magnum with left hand stock. Made in 1957, serial number 401577 was used by Dr. Karl Jonas to take a tiger in November, 1967. On this same hunt, his partner, David Hasinger, killed the huge tiger now on display in the Smithsonian. (Hasinger’s tiger rifle, a pre-64 Model 70 .375 H&H Magnum, is offered separately.) Features include a 25-inch barrel with original front sight, jeweled bolt body/extractor/follower and Lyman aperture rear sight (no inletting). STOCK: Winchester factory records covering this period of Model 70s are nonexistant, so the originality of the stock cannot be properly established. When disassembled, no markings were present. The consignor suggests it was ordered many years ago by his late father from the Winchester Custom Shop. HUNTING PROVENANCE: Included are field photos of Dr. Jonas with his tiger, although the rifle is slung and thus obscured. In addition, original newspaper articles regarding the hunt are also included. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.4 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.6 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. The rear sight is absent in favor of the aperture. The auxiliary recoil block (underside of barrel and below the stock line, approximately four inches forward of the front ring) is present but detached from the barrel, as the solder has released. Barrel blue is approximately 80 percent, with some thinning and scratching. Bluing on the barrel-mounted sling swivel stud has thinned where contacted by a swivel. Several small pits appear over the chamber area. Jeweling is bright and viable, with little tarnish. The action blue is at least 85 percent, with thinning and freckling along the floorplate. The integrity and figure of the wood is very good, and its finish stands at approximately 80 percent, owing to a number of impressions and scratches. The recoil pad heel is slightly compressed. PUBLICATIONS: A feature on both of these tiger rifles will appear in the next issue of Sporting Classics Magazine. The price is firm and layaway is available. $7,500 plus shipping.


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Colt SAA .38 Special, Wayne Wild scroll, gold and blue, ivory, 7.5-inch, 1907, flawless condition

Colt SAA .38 Special with Wayne Wild engraving and ivory grips. Serial number 302793 (appears on frame, guard and butt) hails from 1907 and wears a 7.5-inch barrel. ENGRAVING: Wild’s intricate scroll graces almost the entirety of the cylinder, frame and grip (signed) and extends to some 40 percent of the barrel and ejector rod housing. Even the screws are covered. Accented with gold wire borders combined with deep satin bluing, the execution is all but flawless. Carefully-fitted ivory grip panels provide the ideal finishing touch. MARKINGS: In addition to the 3x serial, the caliber marking appears on barrel left. No address appears on the barrel itself, suggesting it was either removed during the polishing process or that the barrel itself is a replacement. The cylinder bears the Armsmare. Patent dates and the Armsmare are sharp on frame left. CONDITION: The bore is sharp and bright. Metal finish approaches 100 percent and the cylinder is absent a turning line. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,750 plus shipping.


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Colt Python .357 Magnum, 4-inch, 22360, 1962, tight & smooth, 85 percent

Colt Python .357 Magnum. Made in 1962, serial number 22360 has a 4-inch barrel and polished blue finish. CONDITIION: The bore is bright and rifling sharp. The cylinder locks drum tight and trigger pulls are outstanding. Metal finish is approximately 85 percent, with thinning and associated minor stains and freckles which often follow consistent holster carry. Grips are tight and checkering shows minimal rounding. A black/red box with different serial, warranty card and “Handing” flyer is included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,750 plus shipping.


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Colt Delta Elite 10mm, Wayne Wild fine rose & scroll, stainless, 99 percent

Colt Delta Elite 10mm engraved by Wayne Wild. Serial DS20748 features a stainless steel slide and frame, three-dot combat sights, seven-port brake, Commander-style hammer, ambidextrous thumb safety, bumped beavertail grip safety, thin grips and a beveled/extended magazine well. ENGRAVING: Wild’s fine rose and scroll adorns the entirety of the slide and frame flats, along with the slide release and thumb safeties. Execution is superb. CONDITION: Little fired, condition is approximately 99 percent. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,500 plus shipping.


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Detonics Combat Master .45 ACP, Wayne Wild engraving, stainless, correct magazine, 98 percent

Detonics Combat Master .45 ACP. Engraved by Wayne Wild (signed in the guard), serial CR17143 has a 3.5-inch barrel, stainless steel slide and frame, ambidextrous thumb safety, tuned trigger, beveled magazine well and correct factory magazine. The smooth ivory grips provide superb finishing accents. ENGRAVING: Wild’s bold leaf and vine pattern covers nearly the entirety of the frame and slide, along with the slide release, thumb safeties, base plate and grip screws. As expected, the execution is flawless. CONDITION: The bore is strong and metal finish is at least 98 percent. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2.500 plus shipping.


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

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


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Freedom Arms .454 Casull, spectacular rose and scroll with gold wire by Wayne Wild, unturned

Freedom Arms Premier Grade .454 Casull. Engraved by Wayne Wild, serial D19662 wears a 7.5-inch barrel with Mag-Na-Port (four ports), adjustable rear sight and smooth rosewood grips. ENGRAVING: The near full-coverage rose and scroll pattern Wild executed on this big revolver is truly a masterwork. Extending over nearly all of the frame and running along most of the barrel and bordered with unbelievably sharp gold wire, it is stunning in every respect. CONDITION: Unfired and unturned, honestly 100 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,500 plus shipping.


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Taran Tactical custom Glock G40 10mm, Gen 4, 6-inch, tuned, stippled, five 15-round magazines, 98 percent

Custom Glock 40 Gen 4 10mm by Taran Tactical. Serial BCEW965 features a 6-inch barrel, green front sight tube, stippled grip (front and back), ambidextrous weak hand stippling bars and an amazing trigger pull. Five 15-round magazines and five backstrap panels are included, along with five Modular Optic System plates, a Wright Leather holster (left hand), box and papers. CONDITION: Little fired, the bore is strong and bright. Metal finish is at least 98 percent, with only a trace of holster wear. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,500 plus shipping.


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Kahr Arms K40 .40 S&W, full coverage by Wayne Wild, seven magazines

Kahr Arms K40 .40 S&W. Serial DF0320 is a stainless steel pistol that features a 3.5-inch barrel, factory wood (checkered) grips and includes seven stainless steel factory magazines. ENGRAVING: The true full coverage executed by Wayne Wild (signed at base of frame) is a bold leaf and vine pattern with appropriate shading. CONDITION: Little fired, the bore is strong and bright. Both metal and wood are at least 99 percent with only traces of handling. The night sight bulbs have dimmed with age. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,750 plus shipping.


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Kimber Classic Stainless Gold Match .45 ACP, stunning engraving by Wayne Wild, 99 percent

Kimber Classic Stainless Gold Match .45 ACP engraved by Wayne Wild. Serial K043399 (early production) features a stainless steel slide, frame and small parts, along with a match grade 5-inch barrel, bushing and trigger, adjustable rear sight, ambidextrous thumb safety, beveled front and rear slide serrations, Commander-style hammer, bumped beavertail grip safety, beveled magazine well and checkered rosewood grips. ENGRAVING: A wonderfully-rendered rose and scroll pattern extends over the entirety of the slide and frame, then continues along the safeties, slide release and screws. CONDITION: The bore is strong. Lightly handled and seldom fired, finish is approximately 99 percent. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,500 plus shipping.


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Nowlin custom 1911 .45 ACP, Jet brake, Bo-Mar, superb attention to detail, 97 percent

Nowlin custom .45 ACP. Serial NM001116 was made circa 1998 and features a two-inch Jet muzzle brake, bold front and beveled rear slide serrations, Bo-Mar adjustable rear sight, Nowlin barrel, ambidextrous thumb safety, bumped and grooved beavertail grip safety, serrated slide release, front strap checkering, one piece mainspring housing and extended/beveled magazine well, double diamond checkered thin rosewood grips, amazing tuned trigger and gold hammer. The pistol is marked with the Nowlin script logo and American Pistolsmiths Guild logo (slide right) and the Nowlin crest logo (slide left). Three magazines with extended bumper pads are included, although two do not engage the slide lock. CONDITION: The bore is superb, indicating little use. Metal finish is approximately 97 percent. Grips are absent any flaw. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,500 plus shipping.


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Nowlin custom Colt 1911 .45 ACP, tight & tuned, ambi, stippled, 95 percent

Nowlin custom Colt Government Model (Commercial) 1911 .45 ACP. Serial number 258487-C features a custom barrel and bushing, ambidextrous thumb safety, beavertail grip safety, wonderfully-tuned short trigger, stippled front strap, arched mainspring housing and thin grips. CONDITION: The bore is strong. Reblued (polished on the flats and matte over the curves) when customized, metal finish stands at approximately 95 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,000 plus shipping.


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Ruger Blackhawk .45 Colt / .45 ACP, 4 5/8, 200th Year, brass frame and custom grips, 98 percent

Ruger Blackhawk .45 ACP with extra .45 ACP cylinder. Made in 1976 and marked “Made In The 200th Year of American Liberty”, serial 46-26729 features an aftermarket (Midway) brass grip frame and custom grips. A transfer bar safety is present. CONDITION: Clearly little fired or carried, the bore is strong and bright. Finish condition is approximately 98 percent. No box or papers. The price is firm. $650 plus shipping.


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Smith & Wesson Model 41 .22 LR two-barrel set, Wayne Wild scroll, gold and blue, flawless

Smith & Wesson Model .41 .22 LR two-barrel set. Outstanding in every possible respect, the set bears the scroll, gold wire bordering and deep satin blue of Wayne Wild (signed). Serial number A116746 had two barrels, a 7-inch with removable brake (adds 1.3 inches) and a 5.5-inch heavy barrel with a recessed crown. The frame has a cocking indicator. Both barrels have adjustable rear sights and the shorter barrel is drilled and tapped for an optic rail. ENGRAVING: Wild’s superb intricate gold-bordered scroll extends to nearly full coverage over the metal. Riding on satin blue, the overall effect is staggering. Smooth rosewood grips provide the finishing touch. Three 10-round factory magazines are included. CONDITION: Flawless inside and out. The price is firm and layaway is available. $6,000 plus shipping.


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Smith & Wesson Model 63-3 .22 LR, Wayne Wild engraving, tuned, recessed, claro, 99 percent

Smith & Wesson Model 63-3 .22 LR. Serial BUB0630 features stainless steel construction, 4-inch barrel, red ramp front sight, adjustable rear sight and a recessed cylinder. Custom features include full coverage medium scroll by Wayne Wild, tuned action and smooth claro walnut grips. CONDITION: The bore is bright. Metal is approximately 99 percent, as there has been little use since engraving. The grips have a few modest scratches and impressions. $2,250 plus shipping.


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Smith & Wesson Model 60 .38 Special, Nick Kusmit scroll, ivory, bobbed, tuned, pristine

Smith & Wesson Model 60 .38 Special. Engraved with early full-coverage medium scroll by Nick Kusmit (Winchester Custom Shop), serial R84793 is a stainless steel revolver that features a 2-inch barrel. Custom features include thin smooth ivory grips, bobbed hammer and a carefully tuned action. CONDITION: The bore is strong and finish is 100 percent. The cylinder opens with a slight roughness. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,750 plus shipping.


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Smith & Wesson Model 66-2 .357 Magnum, Wayne Wild engraving, ivory, tuned, 99 percent

Smith & Wesson Model 66-2 .357 Magnum. Engraved by Wayne Wild, serial ADT2655 wears a four-inch barrel with with red ramp front sight and has an adjustable rear sight. Custom features include careful action tuning and smooth ivory grips. ENGRAVING: Wild’s masterful shaded medium scroll dresses to near full coverage. CONDITION: The bore is bright and finishes stand nothing short of 99 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,850 plus shipping.


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Beretta 692 Sporting left hand 12 gauge, 32-inch, factory and Muller choke tube sets, case, 98 percent

Beretta Model 692 Sporting left hand 12 gauge. Serial SX12904A features 32-inch barrels with a matte double bead (plus fiber optic) rib, 3-inch chambers, single inertia trigger, ejectors and manual tang safety with selector. The trigger adjusts for length-of-pull. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.2 pounds. Length-of-pull (with trigger in position shown) is 14.75 inches. Drops are 1.5 and 2.35 inches, and cast on is approximately .75-inch. CONDITION: Bores are flawless and all aspects of mechanics are superb. Finishes are at least 98 percent. INCLUSIONS: Factory hard takedown case with literature, weights, tools, extra pad, six extended factory choke tubes (C/SK/SK/IC/M/IM) and ten extended Muller choke tubes (two each 0/1/2/3/4). The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,500 plus shipping.


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Paired Browning Model 12 20 gauge shotguns, consecutive, Grade I & Grade V, 99 percent

Pair of consecutively-serialed Browning Model 12 20 gauge shotguns in Grade I and Grade V configurations. Common features include 26-inch barrels with high post floating ribs, fixed modified chokes and 2.75-inch chambers. Serialed 01843PN832, the Grade I gun wears AA-grade satin-finished walnut with strong crossing grain and panel checkering. The Grade V gun, serialed 01843PN932, is fitted with exhibition-grade walnut with extraordinary sunburst grain further accentuated by a high gloss finish. Both sides of the receiver showcase game scene engraving with gold pointing dogs and/or flying birds surrounded by vine and scroll. COMMON DIMENSIONS: Weights are 7.0 pounds. Lengths-of-pull are 14.0 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.5 inches and casts (off) are approximately .375-inch. COMMON CONDITIONS: Bores are strong and bright, indicating little if any use. Finishes are at least 99 percent with only faint handling in evidence. No boxes or papers. The price is firm, layaway is available and the pair will not be separated. $2,750 plus shipping.


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Browning Custom Shop B-25 B2G 12 gauge, Belgium, 32-inch, Lallemand, consecutive number also available, new and unfired

Browning Custom Shop B-25 B2G 12 gauge. Made in Belgium, serial number 325NP02939 features 32-inch barrels with a .50-inch matte double bead rib, fixed chokes (IC/IM), 2.75-inch chambers, ejectors, mechanical trigger and mechanical tang safety/selector. ENGRAVING: Signed by P. Lallemand, the action wears game scenes (pheasants on left and ducks on right) surrounded by medium bordered scroll. The pattern continues over the bottom of the action and extends along the forend latch, guard and tangs. STOCK: The forend tapers into a mild Schnabel and 26 lines-per-inch double bordered checkering is executed with precision. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.8 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.5 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.5 inches, and cast off is approximately .375-inch. CONDITION: Absolutely new and unfired as consigned by the original owner. CASE: The original Browning Custom Shop case with slips is included. It remains in approximately 95 percent condition with little exterior wear or soiling. IMPORTANT: The consecutive serial shotgun is also offered. The price is firm and layaway is available. $17,500 plus shipping.


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Browning Custom Shop B-25 B2G 12 gauge, Belgium, Lallemand, 32-inch, 99 percent, consecutive number is also available

Browning Custom Shop B-25 B2G 12 gauge. Made in Belgium, serial number 325NP02940 features 32-inch barrels with a .50-inch matte double bead rib, ejectors, mechanical trigger and mechanical tang safety/selector. After delivery, Teague extended the forcing cones and added choke tubes. ENGRAVING: Signed by P. Lallemand, the action wears game scenes (pheasants on left and ducks on right) surrounded by medium bordered scroll. The pattern continues over the bottom of the action and extends along the forend latch, guard and tangs. STOCK: Ordered with an oil finish, the forend has a mild Schnabel. A Browning butt plate was fitted following delivery to flatten the profile. CHOKES: Six Teague choke tubes are included (SK, IC, 2x 1/4, IM, F). DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.8 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.25 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.6 inches, and cast off is approximately .25-inch. CONDITION: Clearly little fired. The bores are mirror bright, barrels are on face and the opening lever rests in line with the right side of the tang. Metal and wood finishes are 99 percent. Some of the forend checkering diamonds are slightly flattened. CASE: The original Browning Custom Shop case with slips is included. It remains in approximately 98 percent condition with little exterior wear or soiling. IMPORTANT: The consecutive serial shotgun is also offered, it being entirely original and unfired. The price is firm and layaway is available. $16,500 plus shipping.


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Browning Custom Shop B-25 12 gauge, Wayne Wild rose & scroll, Belgium custom shop, 30-inch, cased, 97 percent

Browning B-25 12 gauge. Made in Belgium by the Browning Custom Shop, serial 8J3RR66127 wears 30-inch barrels with fixes chokes (IC/M), matted rib (.490-inch wide) with double beads, Teague forcing cones, ejectors, selector/safety, single mechanical (serrated) gold trigger and Schnabel forend tip. ENGRAVING: Custom engraved in spectacular rose & scroll by Wayne Wild to full coverage over the action, top lever, safety/selector and tangs. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.2 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.75 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.25 inches and cast off is approximately .25-inch. CONDITION: Bores are strong and bright. Barrels are full on face and the opening lever camps well to the right. Barrel rust blue is at least 97 percent and the balance of metal nearly 100 percent. Wood is approximately 98 percent, with but minimal evidence of being afield. CASE: The Browning trunk case has minimal external soiling and remains new inside. The straps appear to be unused. The price is firm and layaway is available. $6,500 plus shipping. Please note that three other B-25 shotguns will be offered shortly, including two with consecutive serial numbers.


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Browning Custom Shop (Belgium) B-25 B2G 12 gauge, 32-inch, Debrus, custom left hand stock, Briley, over 90 percent

Browning Custom Shop B-25 B2G 12 gauge. Made in Belgium, serial number 325NP02826 features 32-inch barrels with a .50-inch matted double bead rib, Briley forcing cones, ejectors, mechanical trigger and mechanical tang safety/selector. ENGRAVING: Signed by J.M Debrus, the action wears game scenes (pheasants on left and ducks on right) surrounded by medium bordered scroll. The pattern continues over the bottom of the action and extends along the forend latch, guard and tangs. STOCK: Stocked for a lefty by Don Brinton from a striking exhibition walnut blank set with heavy sunbursting figure, a 26 lines-per-inch checkering pattern with Mullered borders fills the entirety of gripping surfaces. Further highlighted with a Schnabel and twin diamond ivory inlays floating in ebony, the execution is outstanding. CHOKES: Eight Briley thin wall choke tubes are included (2x S1 .008, 2x S1 .016, 2x S1 Diffusion, 2x LF). DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.8 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.6 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.15 inches, and cast on is approximately .60-inch. CONDITION: The bores are bright. Barrels are on face and drop with some resistance. Mechanics are all superb. Barrel blue is at least 90 percent, with mild indications of use. Action finish is approximately 90 percent, with hints of tarnish at the corners. Wood is approximately 98 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $10,000 plus shipping.


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Guerini Summit Sporting left hand 28 gauge, 32-inch, seven tubes, engraved, cased, 98 percent

Cesar Guerini Summit Sporting 28 gauge for left hand shooter. Made in 2012, serial number 131349 is a lightly fired one-owner shotgun that features 32-inch barrels with double beads (plus fiber optic front) matted rib, 2.75-inch chambers, ejectors, single inertia trigger and a manual tang safety with selector. The trigger position is adjustable (for length-of-pull). ENGRAVING: Signed by Bottega Giovanelli, the action, top lever, tang and guard wear an attractive stylistic pattern that blends bold lines with delicate scroll accents to coverage of approximately 50 percent. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.2 pounds. Length-of-pull (with trigger in the rearmost position) is 14.75 inches. Drops are 1.5 and 2.3 inches, and cast on is approximately .30-inch. The pistol grip has a mild palm swell for a left-hand shooter. CONDITION: Internals and mechanics are as new. Finish is at least 98 percent, with some light spotting to the oil finish on the butt. INCLUSIONS: Factory hard takedown case with slips and papers, two extended LM Comp-N-Choke tubes and six extended factory tubes (S/C/IC/IC/LM/M) and stock wrench. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,750 plus shipping.


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Perazzi MX-28 B 28 gauge, Wayne Wild bouquet & scroll, 29-5-inch, 6.4 pounds, pristine, unfired

Perazzi MX-28 B 28 gauge. Serial 147574 features 29-5-inch barrels with single-bead matted rib, ejectors, 2.75-inch chambers, inertia trigger, tang safety with selector and a mechanical safety. The stock wears a superb satin oil finish and the butt is checkered. ENGRAVING: Wayne Wild’s delicate bouquet and bordered scroll graces the entirety of the action, along with the forend latch, top lever, tangs, safety and trigger guard. The execution is superb. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.4 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.75 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.2 inches, and cast off is approximately .375-inch. CONDITION: Absolutely flawless, new and unfired. INCLUSIONS: Seven factory flush choke tubes (C/C/IC/M/IM/F/XF), choke tube wrench, snaps, screwdriver, slips, literature and the factory hard case. The price is firm and layaway is available. $18,500 plus shipping.


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Perazzi MX-20 20 gauge, left hand custom Brinton stock, 34-inch fixed IC/IC, Cerri engraved, 7.8 pounds, over 98 percent

Perazzi MX-20 20 gauge. Serial 132692 features 34-inch barrels with fixed chokes (IC/IC), matted rib with single bead plus fiber optic, Seminole forcing cones, ejectors, inertia trigger and mechanical tang safety/selector. ENGRAVING: Factory engraved by Cerri (signed under the guard) in Pattern 100 to nearly full coverage of the action, the medium vine and scroll continues along the forend latch, top lever, safety/selector and tangs. STOCK: Don Brinton masterfully restocked with left hand dimensions. The wood itself is outstanding, a perfectly-matched exhibition English blank set shot through with deep, rich grain rioting along its full length. Checkering is a bordered 24 Iines-per-inch with diamond points. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.8 pounds. Length-of-pull is 15.0 inches. Drops are 1.5 and 2.1 inches and cast on is approximately .5 inches (in a straight line beginning at the grip). CONDITION: The bores are flawless and the barrels rock solid on face. Mechanics are superb. Metal finish is approximately 99 percent. Wood is approximately 98 percent, with one light scratch on the base of the grip and one small chip on the corner of the grip itself. The original manual is included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $18,500 plus shipping.


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Perazzi MX-12 SC3 12 gauge, left hand stock, 24-inch, 15-inch LOP, Seminole forcing cones and tubes, 98 percent

Perazzi MX-12 SC3 12 gauge with original left hand stock. Serial 123145 wears 34-inch barrels with single bead plus fiber optic and features a matted rib, ejectors, inertia trigger, mechanical safety/selector, Seminole forcing cones and a leather-covered recoil pad. ENGRAVING: The action is game-scene engraved by Potelli (signed under the guard) with a flying woodcock, quail and duck, each surrounded medium vine and scroll that continues over the forend latch, top lever, tangs and guard. CHOKES: Eight Seminole extended chokes are included (C/C/SKII/SKII/LM/LM/LF/XF). DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.8 pounds. Length-of-pull is 15.0 inches. Drops are 1.5 and 2.2 inches, and cast on is approximately .4-inch. CONDITION: The bores are bright and ejectors ping with authority. Barrels remain full on face and the top lever rests well right of center. Barrel blue is approximately 98 percent. The action, forend latch, top lever, tangs and guard have been hard chromed and stand at approximately 97 percent. Wood is at least 98 percent and the pad has minimal wear and remains supple. The original manual is included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $12,500 plus shipping.


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W&C Scott & Son Monte Carlo B 20 gauge, incredible engraving mistake, 5.8 pounds, 26-inch C/IM, 14-inch LOP, cased

W&C Scott & Son Monte Carlo B 20 gauge. Made circa 1924, serial 103045 features 26-inch barrels choked C/IC, single ivory bead, matte rib, 2.5-inch chambers, ejectors, automatic safety and a leather-wrapped recoil pad. ENGRAVING: Each lock presents a single flying bird against a natural background, this surrounded by delicate scroll. The pattern continues over the entirety of the action, touches the barrels and reappears on the forend latch and along the length of the tang. Amazingly, the company name is incorrectly engraved as “W & Scott & Son” on the right lock. The initial plate on the toe line is engraved “MBC”. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 5.8 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.0 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.5 inches, and cast off is approximately .25-inch. CONDITION: Bores are strong and bright. Barrels remain properly on face, ejectors are snappy and the opening lever rests at center. Barrel blue is approximately 85 percent, action colors are approximately 25 percent and wood is approximately 80 percent overall, with modest softening of checkering, added leather pad and a scattering of field impressions. Engraving and markings are sharp. CASE: An unmarked and unlabeled vintage case with restored interior by Marvin Huey is included. The outside leather is in fair condition, with a spliced portion where once a name appeared. The inside is new. The price is firm and layaway is available. $8,500 plus shipping.


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Winchester Model 12 Pigeon Grade 12 gauge, Wayne Wild engraving, Don Brinton stock ,30-inch, full, rib, 98 percent overall

Winchester Model 12 Pigeon Grade 12 gauge. Serial 1968329 wears a 30-inch ribbed barrel (vent, double bead, full choke, 2.75-inch chamber) and deep polished rust blue. ENGRAVING: The action, magazine band, magazine band pin and related screws are graced with the bold full-coverage floral scroll (inspired by the factory “B” pattern) of Wayne Wild. The superb jeweling of the breech bolt and carrier stand in near-perfect contrast. STOCK: Don Brinton created the stock from well-matched English walnut with broad sunburst figure accented by a complex checkering pattern with broad ribbons, diamonds and hearts. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.2 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.3 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.3 inches. Nearly absent cast, it appears to be approximately .15 cast on. CONDITION: The bore is superb and the action is tight. Blue is 99 percent, with but the slightest indications of post-custom handling. Wood is approximately 97 percent, with a few impressions, scratches and one area of thin finish application on the left side of the butt. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,750 plus shipping.


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