Sportsman’s Legacy maintains a wonderful selection of fine rifles, shotguns and handguns. Each category has its own section, alpha-ordered by brand and then by caliber (small to large). While each listing is supported by complete descriptions and comprehensive photography, questions are always welcome.
Biesen / O’Connor custom Winchester Model 70 Featherweight .270 Win., 2006 FNAWS & O’Connor Center raffle rifle, spectacular engraving, unfired

Imagined in 2002, commissioned in 2004 and raffled in 2006; this one-of-a-kind custom rifle is the result of superb cooperation between the O’Connor family, the Jack O’Connor Hunting Heritage and Education Center and the Idaho Chapter of FNAWS. Recently donated to the Boone and Crockett Club by the raffle winner, it is presented to the market through the Club’s Guns For Conservation Program. Proceeds from the sale will be directed to the Boone and Crockett Club Foundation and benefit wildlife conservation efforts in perpetuity.

Those who are familiar with O’Connor’s writings will remember that Al Biesen stocked and customized two nearly-identical Winchester pre-64 Model 70 Featherweight .270 Winchester rifles for the legendary writer. As O’Connor wrote in Sheep and Sheep Hunting (Winchester Press, 1974), “The No. 2 rifle is my particular pet. Month after month, year after year, in sunshine and in rain it puts its favorite load with the 130-grain Nosler bullet into a little group three inches high at a hundred yards.” The Biesen / O’Connor rifle offered here is a faithful reproduction of “No 2”. As it should be, the original is owned by the O’Connor family and destined to forever remain in their care.

Built by Al & Roger Biesen, the Model 70 Featherweight barreled action is flawlessly stocked in French walnut, graced with a fine borderless 24 lines-per-inch checkering accented with fluers and finished with an ebony forend tip. Additional features include jeweled bolt body, extractor and follower, two-panel checkered bolt knob, recontoured and checkered bolt release and recontoured (cloverleaf) tang. The stock itself is dressed out with a steel bottom metal and grip cap, initial shield on the toe line (blank), cheek piece with shadow line and a Biesen trapdoor butt plate with widow’s peak.

ENGRAVING: Engraved by Paula Biesen-Malicki (Roger’s daughter), the bottom metal is accented with delicate scroll. The steel grip cap continues the theme, surrounding a bust of one Jack’s finest Coues’ deer. The butt plate is nothing short of spectacular, as it presents the bust of O’Connor’s 44-inch Dall’s ram, taken in 1950 on Pilot Mountain in the Yukon Territory. SCOPE: In order to create as exact a duplicate as possible, a Leupold Mountaineer 4x scope with a “straight crosshair” reticle rides in favored Tilden mounts. The only aspect of the rifle not in perfect condition, it retains some 95 percent of the original finish.

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

CONDITION: New and unfired since completion.

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


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

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


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Al & Roger Biesen custom Winchester pre-64 Model 70 .416 Taylor, stunning wood, flawless checkering, new condition

Al & Roger Biesen custom pre-64 Winchester Model 70 in .416 Taylor. Spectacular in every respect, serial number 345480 wears 24-inch heavy sporter barrel with hooded and beaded ramp front sight, two-piece custom scalloped bases with Biesen’s great single-lever quick release system and pop-up aperture on the rear base, jeweled bolt body, extractor, rail and follower, three-panel checkered and hollowed bolt knob, custom bolt release, contoured (cloverleaf) tang and custom bottom metal with inside-the-bow release. Shaped from a heavily-figured English blank, the stock features an ebony forend tip, Howell-type inletted sling swivel studs, spectacular Biesen checkering accented with bold fluers, cheekpiece with shadow line and a 1-inch Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. ENGRAVING: Maker’s names are centered on the barrel. The grip cap features a glowering Cape buffalo bust surrounded by scroll (unsigned, but certainly the work of Roger’s daughter, Paula). DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.8 pounds. Length of pull is 13.6 inches. CONDITION: Virtually as new, with only the slightest indications of handling. CARTRIDGE NOTES: The .416 Taylor came to life as a wildcat, its purpose being to offer the ballistics of a .416 Rigby in the standard-length .458 Winchester case. Factory ammunition is available from Norma. The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,000 plus shipping.


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

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


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Borden Accuracy, Jim Borden’s personal LSH .338 Remington Ultra Magnum, serial JB-1, Hart, Rimrock, stainless, brake

Borden Accuracy LSH in .338 Remington Ultra Magnum. Jim Borden’s personal rifle, with serial JB-1 and “BA” (Borden Accuracy) engraved on the sides of low 30mm Talley rings, it was made prior to 2001 when the company begin phasing out actions made by Nesika in favor of their own. Features include a 25-inch (27-inch including brake) stainless steel Hart barrel, stainless steel LSH action with spiral-fluted bolt, two-position safety (safe position locks bolt), long bolt handle, aluminum floorplate with inside-the-bow release and skeleton (lightened) magazine box, spectacular trigger and Rimrock stock with impressed checkering and cheekpiece. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.0 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.3 inches. CONDITION: Bore is bright and rifling sharp. Metal finish is about 98 percent, with the majority of what wear seen as tarnishing of the bolt handle. Stock condition is 97 percent as well, with a few scattered field and storage rubs. There are two chips just behind the tang. MARKINGS: “Borden Rifles, 338 Rem Ultra Magnum” on barrel, “Model LSH” and “Borden, Springville PA” on action left, “JB-1” on the right of the front ring and “BA” 4x on the Talley rings. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,500 plus shipping.


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

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


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Custom .270 Winchester, Mauser 98 Argentine, one-piece bottom metal, Timney, skeleton grip cap, ribbon and fluers, rosewood

Custom .270 Winchester on Mauser 98 (Argentine 1909). Custom refinements include 24-inch medium sporter plain barrel, one-piece bottom metal with lightened magazine box and inside-the-bow release button, jeweled bolt body, Lenard Brownell bolt handle with hollow knob, custom shroud with low thumb safety, Timney trigger, rosewood forend tip, inletted sling swivel studs, skeleton grip cap, cheekpiece and wrap-around checkering with partial border and a ribbon at the grip. The action is bedded to about four inches forward of the recoil lug. MARKING: The rifle is not marked with maker’s name. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.5 pounds with bases and length of pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Bore is strong. Metal finish is about 97 percent, with only scattered indications of use. Wood finish is about 98 percent and wood condition is about 95 percent with a general scattering of field impressions. Recoil pad is slightly proud. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,250 plus shipping


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

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


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Dakota Model 76 Safari .300 Dakota serial NRA-COL-M05, drop box magazine, express sights, barrel band, scalloped bases

Dakota Model 76 Safari .300 Dakota with special serial number “NRA-COL-M05”. Features include a ramped front sight with folding night bead, island express rear sight, barrel band sling swivel stud, drop box magazine for extra capacity, Dakota scalloped two-piece bases, ebony forend tip, wrap-around forearm checking, cheekpiece with shadow line and a 1-inch recoil pad. The NRA logo appears in gold on the steel pistol grip cap. Barrel is 22.5 inches long, length-of-pull is 13.6 inches and weight is 8.4 pounds. The bore is bright and shiny. Overall condition is about 99%, with only slight evidence of handling wear and minor areas of blotches showing on the rust blue. No box or papers. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $4,500 plus shipping.


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Dakota Model 76 .300 Dakota, made in 2001 (Don Allen era)

Dakota Model 76 .300 Dakota serial number 2557. Made in 2001 when Don Allen owned the company, it shows only minor handling wear and appears never to have been taken afield. Features include exhibition-grade English walnut with bold contrast, strong crossing ribbons and a hand-rubbed oil finish, Howell-type inletted sling swivel studs, 24 lines-per-inch wrap checkering, ebony forend tip and crossbolt plugs, jeweled bolt body and follower, shadow line cheekpiece and Dakota bases for Talley rings. The barrel is 24 inches long, weight is 8 pounds and the length of pull is 13.75 inches. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $4,000 plus shipping.


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Dakota Model 76 Safari .375 H&H Magnum, drop box magazine, quarter rib, drop box magazine, Talley mounts

Dakota Model 76 Safari .375 H&H Magnum serial number “D375”. An exceptional and well-appointed rifle, it features a ramp front sight with large white bead, quarter rib with windage-adjustable express fixed blade, banded sling swivel stud, Talley quick-release mounts with 1-inch high rings, drop box magazine, wrap-around forearm checkering, three-panel checkered bolt knob and Howell-type rear sling swivel stud. The medium sporter barrel is 21 inches long, LOP is 13.85 inches and weight is 8.4 pounds. The bore is bright and shiny. Overall finish condition is about 98% with scattered evidence of light field use. Wood quality and figure is outstanding. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,250.


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Dumoulin left hand double rifle pair in .375 H&H Magnum and .470 Nitro Express, full coverage game-scene engraved, consecutive serials, unfired

Dumoulin (Ernest) pair of left hand double rifles in .375 H&H Magnum and .470 Nitro Express with consecutive serial numbers. Top levers open to the left and cheekpieces are on the right side of the butts. Common features include hooded ramp front sights with flip up night beads, windage-adjustable quarter rib express rear sights with one fixed and three folding leaves (engraved 50/100/150/200), manual safeties, articulated front triggers, bushed strikers, hand-detachable sidelocks, jeweled water tables, extended upper and lower tangs, trapdoor grip caps, beavertail forends and 26 lines-per-inch checkering. Barrels are rust blue and actions are finished in an accented coin. Triggers, forend releases and some pins are niter blue. As these rifles were imported by Midwest Gun Sport of Ellisville, Missouri, it is nearly certain both were finished in the 1980s. Engraver J. Vielvoye’s signature shows under the trigger guards. Each has the original owner’s name (Robert A. Sweet) in gold on the quarter rib and the initial “S” in a gold oval on the toe line. SERIAL 11279 – .375 H&H MAGNUM. Weight is 10.8 pounds, barrels are 26.25 inches long and length of pull is 14.5 inches. Drops are 1.25 and 2.25 inches. Cast (on) is approximately .50-inch. Full coverage game-scene engraving surrounded by bouquet and scroll features a group of four Cape buffalo bulls on the savannah (right lock), a glaring solid-bossed bull standing in the jesse (left lock) and a gold bust of a heavy-horned bull (bottom). The pattern continues along the top lever, over the guard and down both extended tangs. It then reappears on both front and rear sight ramps, forend furniture and grip cap. Additional gold accents include a heavy wire collar at the barrel bases, sighting lines on the leaves, an “S” just ahead of the tang safety, and gold-plated strikers, internals and some pins. Stocked in heavily-marbled Turkish walnut, it remains in virtually new condition save modest evidence of careful handling. SERIAL 11280 – .470 Nitro Express. Weight is 10.8 pounds, barrels are 25.7 inches long and length of pull is 14.5 inches. Drops are 1.0 and 1.9 inches. Cast (on) is approximately .50-inch. Full coverage game-scene engraving surrounded by bouquet and scroll features two alerted elephant bulls (right lock), an elephant herd led by a huge bull (left lock) and a charging bull in gold (bottom). The balance of engraving as well as condition matches that of the other rifle. The buttstock of this rifle features particularly heavy marbling. COMMON INCLUSIONS: Each trapdoor grip cap houses an extra set of gold-plated strikers and an extra front sight blade. Both of these blades have surface rust from being wrapped in paper. The price is firm and layaway is available. $70,000 the pair, plus shipping.


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

Empire Rifles left hand .416 Rigby Magnum. Serial number DL6152 is built on a Granite Mountain drop box action (four down plus one) with full-length Mauser claw extractor for true controlled-round feeding and extraction. Features include a 23.5-inch barrel with recessed crown, ramp/bead front sight with removable hood, windage-adjustable notched express rear sight, EAW quick detaching mounting system (30mm), jeweled bolt body and magazine follower, inside-the-bow floorplate release button, straight bolt knob, three-position wing safety, steel grip cap, ebony forend tip, double crossbolts with ebony plugs, English cheekpiece with shadow line, 26-lines-per-inch checkering and a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. The Schmidt & Bender 1.1-4x24mm Zenith scope has a wonderful dangerous game reticle with heavy bottom and side wires intersecting a circled conventional aiming point. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 11 pounds with scope. Length of pull is 14.2 inches over a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. CONDITION: New and unfired, with only slight indications of handling. INCLUSIONS: Nylon logo sling and see-through lens caps. SPECIAL CONSIDERATION: Proceeds from the sale of this rifle will benefit the Boone and Crockett Club. The price is firm and layaway is available. Ammunition is offered separately. $7,500 plus shipping.


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Empire Rifles .450 Rigby, Granite Mountain Magnum Mauser, drop box, banded, quarter rib, Schmidt & Bender in QR mounts

Empire Rifles .450 Rigby built on a Granite Mountain magnum Mauser drop box action and otherwise properly featured. Serial number 342ARV has a 23-inch barrel with banded & hooded front sight, banded sling swivel stud and a quarter rib with one standing and one folding leaf. The action itself features a three-position wing safety, straight bolt handle and inside-the-bow release. The stock is fashioned from exhibition grade walnut with fine wrap checkering, double ebony-capped crossbolts, English cheekpiece with shadow line, Howell-type inletted sling swivel stud and a steel grip cap. Weight is 11.2 pounds with scope and LOP is 13.7 inches over Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad (cracked). Metal finish is at least 98 percent, with only slight indications of field use. Wood is about 97 percent from modest field impressions typical of a single safari. The 1.1-4×24 Schmidt & Bender Zenith incorporates an interesting circled/crosshair reticle with heavy posts at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. Included are three partial boxes (about 30 rounds total, three different bullets) of Superior ammunition. The price is firm and layaway is available. $8,500 plus shipping. Will sell without scope for $1,000 discount.


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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. $27,500 plus shipping.


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Goens custom .458 Winchester Magnum, Mauser 98, banded hardware, leather-covered recoil pad

Dale Goens custom .458 Winchester Magnum. Based on a Mark X Mauser 98 action built in Yugoslavia and stocked in AAA English walnut with dynamic grain, features include a banded front sight with button-release hood and flip up night bead, banded sling swivel stud, bedded action (to the recoil lug), custom bottom metal with push-button floorplate release and a leather-covered recoil pad. Accents include a rosewood forend tip and grip cap, exceptional checkering and a shadow line cheekpiece. The barrel is 23.5 inches long and topped by a quarter rib with one fixed and three folding regulated leafs. The length-of-pull is 13.75 inches and weight is 9.0 pounds. Both the rust blue metal finish and the stock remain in at least 99% condition, with only the slightest hint of handling wear. The forearm has a small filled flaw (not a crack) on right side just aft of the forend tip. Inside, the bore is pristine. From an estate, the history is unclear. That said and even though unsigned, the estate represented the maker as Dale Goens – quite likely accurate as it included several other rifles from the same maker. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,000.


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Griffin & Howe .257 Roberts, Winchester Model 54, cock-on-open, horn, Hensoldt Wetzlar Zeil-Dailyt 4x, 97 percent

Griffin & Howe .257 Roberts on a much-refined Winchester Model 54 barreled action. Made in 1936, serial number 47690A retains the original 24-inch chrome moly steel barrel with integral front sight ramp. A banded sling swivel stud has been added and the rear sight boss dovetail is capped. The action has been improved to cock-on-open and a color case safety lever clears the scope. A Griffin & Howe side mount and a Lyman receiver sight (missing aperture) have been added. Additional metal appointments include a deep rust blue finish along with jeweling on the bolt body, extractor, follower and rail. The stock has been shaped from a dense walnut blank with bold grain. Accents include a horn forend tip, 24 lines-per-inch wrap-around bordered checkering, capped pistol grip, English cheekpiece with shadow line, sling swivel stud and a metal butt plate featuring a widow’s peak and border engraving. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.8 pounds as pictured. Length of pull is 14 inches. CONDITION: Metal finish is is about 98 percent. Wood is 97 percent, with a few scattered minor field impressions. The bore is bright and shiny, with strong rifling. SCOPE: Hensoldt Wetzlar Zeil-Dialyt 4x with 22mm (.860 inch) main tube and post/crosshair reticle. The scope is adjustable for elevation, with the windage adjustment built into the base. Optically clear, a small area of debris is visible at the edge of the field of view near two o’clock. INCLUSIONS: Griffin & Howe logo leather sling. 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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Griffin & Howe .300 H&H Magnum bull gun, Ben Comfort, 1935 Camp Perry Wimbledon Cup, engraved, inspired by Elmer Keith

Griffin & Howe .300 H&H Magnum single shot bull gun, engraved “Ben C. Comfort” with his 1935 Wimbledon Cup-winning score. Built on Remington 30-S Express action serial number 23063 (made in 1932 per Remington), Griffin & Howe rifle number 1415 was “likely” (per G&H Archivist) completed in 1935. (Repeated attempts to locate any G&H records for this rifle were unsuccessful).

According to the chapter “Ben Comfort’s Sighters” from the book “The National Matches – 1903-2003, The First 100 Years” published by the NRA’s Competitive Shooting Division (NRA is the sponsor of Camp Perry’s Wimbledon Cup), Comfort had “…only just received his custom-built rifle. He had no sighting data for 1,000 yards…“, this passage supporting the G&H Archivist’s assertion that the rifle was made/shipped) in 1935. This same chapter states that Griffin & Howe indeed built Comfort’s rifle on a 1917 action (the Remington 30-S being visually similar to a 1917 without the rear sight “ears”), and that it was stocked by G&H’s Ernest Kerner. Also, the chapter cites a 1936 G&H ad that the barrel was 30-inches long and tapers from a diameter of 1.3 inches at the receiver to 1.0 inch at the muzzle. The barrel of this rifle is, indeed, 30 inches long and measures 1.241 inches at the receiver and .941 inch at the muzzle – the slight difference a likely result of finishing. It also reports that Comfort’s rifle was a single shot, as is the subject (the magazine box is plugged with a carefully-fitted walnut insert).

A Griffin & Howe ad appearing in the November, 1935 issue of American Rifleman reads “Camp Perry Wimbledon Cup won this year by Ben C. Comfort with a Griffin & Howe .300 Magnum rifle”. Another G&H ad from the September, 1936 issue states that the rifle was stocked by their own Ernest Kerner. A search by the NRA failed to turn up any specific reference to Comfort’s rifle by serial number. Unfortunately, the records kept of competition rifle trigger pull weights were not retained.

In Keith, An Autobiography, Elmer Keith writes “In 1933 I booked Ben Comfort and Vic Asby from St. Louis for a month’s sheep, goat and deer hunt in the Big Horn Craig’s.” After relating some happenings of the hunt, Keith remembered “While Vic and Gerry were off on a side hunt down Roaring Creek, we got a three-day blizzard. While Ben and I were waiting it out, he asked me what it would take to win the Wimbledon cup. I told him the best cartridge I knew would be the .300 Magnum bull gun, and he had Griffin & Howe build it…The next year at Camp Perry he won the great Wimbledon cup and sent me a picture of himself drinking beer out of it. He was a big, fat man and I surely enjoyed the picture of him drinking beer out of that huge Wimbledon cup. After that, it was a long time before the cup was son with anything but the .300 Magnum.” Finally, Elmer related that he “...saw the finest mule deer of his entire life on that trip…“, and that Comfort missed it three times at 400 yards. He had even offered Comfort $100 for the opportunity to take the shot, but Ben turned him down. Elsewhere, Keith recalls his response to Comfort’s questioning about the ideal rifle Wimbledon Cup rifle, “…a .300 Magnum bull gun with a 30-inch barrel, prone stock…“, then “...Ben had Griffin & Howe make it up, and the shooting world knows what he did with it…“.

MARKINGS: “No. 1415 Griffin & Howe Inc. New York” is centered on the barrel. “Ben C. Comfort, 1935 Winner, The Wimbledon Cup Match, Camp Perry. Ohio. Score-100-14V” appears on the left side of the barrel near the front ring. “659” is written in pencil three times along the barrel channel.

FEATURES: Bolt body, extractor and rail are jeweled, cheekpiece with shadow line, metal pistol grip cap, blank oval in toe line, inletted base with loop for shooting sling.

DIMENSIONS: Weight (sans scope) is 13.2 pounds. Length-of-pull is 13.6 inches.

SCOPE: Lyman 10x Super Targetspot number 6439 with straight “cross hair” reticle and threaded metal lens caps. Lenses are nearly pristine and optical quality is without issue.

CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright, with sharp rifling. Rust blue is about 95 percent overall, with evidence of open sights (absent). The rear bridge has been drilled and tapped (two holes) and has a filled third hole. The Lyman base is missing its sight. Wood is about 85 percent, with a very good finish and a number of  modest field and handling impressions. The stock has what appears to be an original splice to the rear of the pistol grip, adding a bit more wood so as to give it more depth. (Checkering and finish over this area appear to be original).

INCLUSIONS: American Rifleman, October, 1935, photocopies of Ben Comfort’s Sighters, Elmer Keith book pages and a host of articles on Comfort, the Wimbledon Cup and the influence of Comfort’s win on the long-range shooting and hunting world.

RESEARCH NOTES: It is occasionally reported that Comfort had G&H build a pair of rifles for his effort. It seems all but certain that the current scope on the rifle is not the one pictured (and certainly not the one generally described) as what Comfort used on his competition rifle.


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Griffin & Howe .375 H&H Magnum, true magnum Mauser action, drop box, quarter rib, AAA English, nine pounds

Griffin & Howe .375 H&H Magnum built on a magnum Mauser. A stunning dangerous game rifle with superb appointments, the 24-inch barrel has a matted ramp front sight with brass bead, gracefully banded sling swivel stud and a matted quarter rib with one standing and two folding leafs regulated for 100/200/300 yards. The action is a true magnum Mauser (9.25-inches long) with single square bridge, integral bases with sighting notch (to clear open sights), sculpted drop box bottom metal (four plus one capacity) with inside-the-bow release button, two-position knurled wing safety, jeweled bolt body and follower, checkered (two panels) bolt knob and a finely-checkered trigger shoe. The stock is fashioned from an exhibition grade English walnut blank shot through with dark ribbons. Accents include an ebony forend tip, wrap-around 24 lines-per-inch checkering with double border, English (pancake) cheekpiece with wrapping shadow line, leather-wrapped recoil pad, steel grip cap and inletted pedestal sling swivel stud. Additional accenting touches include niter blued bolt release lever and screws. The extractor face has been tapered to “snap over” a round dropped into the chamber. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.0 pounds and length of pull is 13.8 inches. Drops are 1.5 and 1.75 inches from the top of the integral bases. MARKINGS: “No. 745 Griffin & Howe, Inc. New York” on rib, “.375 Magnum” on chamber left, “105306” behind the barrel lug, “73688” and what appears to be “E3B” on the underside of the barrel, and either “L87” or “187” on both the underside of the barrel and front ring. IMPORT MARKINGS: A tiny “BV LINDEN WA USA” shows on the underside of the barrel just ahead of the forend tip and “114” appears on the lower right front ring, suggesting it was imported from Canada. HISTORY: Per the Griffin & Howe historian, no records exist. CONDITION: It appears this rifle was completely refurbished by Griffin & Howe at some point. Careful examination of the action (inside) indicates the presence of filled side mount attachment points. The bore is virtually new, which combined with the slender contour suggests it was replaced using the original sights and banded stud. Metal finish is about 99 percent, with only slight indications of use. Wood finish is 99 percent as well, while wood integrity is about 98 percent due to a scattering of minor scuffs and field impressions. $10,000 plus shipping.


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Left hand Hill Country Rifles .270 Weatherby Magnum, Talley, 26-inch, 7.8 pounds

Hill Country Rifles left hand Remington Model 700 .270 Weatherby Magnum. Serial E6290053 features a custom 26-inch barrel (unmarked as to maker) with a recessed target crown. Metal surfaces are finished in a matte black coating. The action appears to have been refined, the bolt cycling as if on glass and the trigger breaks like that of a fine target rifle. The action has been bedded its full length. Also unmarked, the stock appears to be a Rimrock. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.8 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: The bore is pristine. Metal surface finish is about 97 percent, with a scattering of minor rubs and scratches. Ring finish is about 95 percent, with one spot of minor freckling and modest discoloration. Stock finish is at least 98 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,500 plus shipping.


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Hill Country Rifles Harvester Tactical .308 Winchester, sub-MOA, 22-inch, 7.4 pounds, 99%

Hill Country Rifles Harvester Tactical .308 Winchester. Serial number RR01247A is based on a much-refined Remington Model 700 barreled action and had to prove itself by turning in a sub-MOA group to qualify for sale.  Features include a 22-inch barrel with recessed target crown and .850 muzzle diameter, Model 700 action with tuned aftermarket (unmarked, likely Timney) trigger, Talley light weight 1-inch ring mounts, synthetic stock with both pillar and glass bedding (at the lug), full-length free floated barrel, bipod stud, positive texturing at the gripping areas and a Pachmayr recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.4 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. CONDITION: Appears new and possibly unfired, with a single small impression on the right side of forend texture. $2,250 plus shipping.


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Hoenig custom Winchester pre-64 Model 70 .375 H&H Magnum, 25-inch, island five-leaf express, Leupold, 9.4 pounds

George Hoenig custom Winchester Model 70 .375 H&H Magnum. Based on a barreled action made in 1949 serialized 110973, features include a 25-inch tapered heavy sporter barrel with original hooded front ramp sight and added island express Rigby-style rear sight with one fixed and four folding leaves (marked 200/300/400/500), barrel-mounted sling swivel stud, cloverleaf tang, carefully-polished internal surfaces, custom bolt release, recontoured bolt handle, tuned trigger and contoured bottom metal with Super Grade floor plate. Hoenig’s stock defines the American Classic style, having perfect lines and an ideal wrap-around checkering pattern running 24 lines-per-inch. A second recoil lug and cross bolt have been added for additional strength. The action is bedded at the rear lug. Rather than the common shadow line, the cheekpiece has a contoured border. SCOPE: A Leupold Vari-X II 1-4x with Duplex reticle rides in Lyman Tru-Lock rings that can be easily removed and replaced, returning to zero. The bases are permanently attached to the action. ACCURACY: A favorite hunting rifle of the well-traveled consignor, it has proven to be exceptionally accurate and also displays a knack for shooting different brands of solids and softs to the same point of impact. DIMENSIONS: Weight, with scope, is 9.4 pounds and length of pull is 13.7 inches. CONDITION: Bore is exceptional. Metal finish is about 97 percent. Wood finish is also about 97 percent and wood integrity rates at least 95 percent, with small scattered field impressions. 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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Holland & Holland custom .450/400 3-inch double rifle, 1888 Royal receiver, unfired since regulation

Custom .450/400 3-inch double rifle built on a Holland & Holland Royal shotgun receiver from 1888. Serial number 12028 has 22-inch barrels with a matted rib that incorporates a pair of leaf express sights (one standing and unmarked, folder indicating “150”), along with Recknagel Eramatic quick-release mounts securing a Swarovski Z6 1.7-10×42 scope with plex reticle. Barrels are regulated with Hornady ammunition. Stocked in exhibition-grade English walnut, the splinter forend retains the original hardware and the original trigger guard has been reshaped for a pistol grip. The butt stock is highlighted by a trapdoor grip cap and bordered pancake cheekpiece. Wood finish is hand-rubbed oil, the ideal compliment to the rust blue of the barrels and bright color case of the receiver. Features include ejectors (timed), automatic safety, wonderfully tuned triggers (articulated front) and sling swivel studs. Maker is unknown. ENGRAVING: The receiver is graced with full-coverage bouquet and scroll, the pattern continuing over the top lever, guard and extending along the tangs. It also reappears on the mounts, forend furniture, safety button and trapdoor grip cap. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 11 pounds with scope, 9.4 pounds sans. Length-of-pull is 14.5 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.5 inches and cast (off) is approximately .5-inch. CONDITION: New and unfired as restocked and rebarreled. Engraving has softened. Ammunition from Hornady and Kynoch is readily available. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $23,500 plus shipping.


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Jack O’Connor’s personal .416 Rigby Magnum, flawless ownership documentation, field photos, Burgess metal, Brevex

Jack O’Connor’s personal .416 Rigby Magnum on a Brevex Magnum Mauser action with metalwork by Tom Burgess and stock by Bob Johnson. Supported by flawless documentation, serial 66179 is a magnificent piece of hunting history which can rightfully command the rack-center position from any of the world’s the finest firearm collections. O’Connor used this rifle to take his only elephant, finest lion and last Cape buffalo. Features include a 24-inch barrel with ramped front sight, “sweated on” barrel-mounted sling swivel stud and island rear sight with adjustable fixed leaf. The stock begins with an ebony forend tip that transitions into a properly shaped and dimensioned forearm, and the butt has a gracefully scalloped and shadowlined cheekpiece. Checkering is fine, a borderless pattern that wraps around the forearm and panels the grip, each area in turn accented with arrows. The pistol grip ends in a checkered metal cap and the stock concludes in a one-inch pad mounted on a widow’s peak plate. The action itself features a jeweled bolt body and follower, straight bolt handle with two checkered teardrops,  two position wing safety and a Canjar trigger. Weight is  10.4 pounds and length of pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Overall condition is at least 95%, with some evidence of field service. The bore shows strong and bright. Blue is beginning to thin in spots. DOCUMENTATION: Copy of letter from O’Connor dated 3/1/73 regarding the preliminary sale of this rifle to the present owner, stating his intentions to use the rifle on safari later that year. (In fact, the rifle had been promised to another who delayed picking it up. Just after this letter was written, the fellow wanted to close the sale and Jack agreed. Some years later, the current owner tracked the rifle down and managed to complete his purchase.) The purchaser will receive a letter detailing specifics and history, and the following inclusions. PUBLICATIONS: Photocopy of Outdoor Life 1/70 feature “Elephants on the Zambezi” which chronicles bringing this rifle into play on elephant. It also mentions the scope, a Weaver 2.5x that still remains mounted and capable of service. Photocopy of Outdoor Life 2/70 feature “Cliff-Hanging Lion” covers the .416’s use on his best lion and also makes reference to the Weaver scope. Photocopy of Outdoor Life 1/70 column “One-Rifle Safaris” that makes several references to the rifle. Photocopy of Hunting Guns 1991 (annual by Outdoor Life) feature “A Full House On Lions” with references to the rifle. Photocopy of Gun Notes, Volume 1, and a “letter” circa 1970 from O’Connor to Truman Fowler (who published Elmer Keith’s “Safari”) stating he had only owned two .416s (meaning Rigby Magnums). The subject rifle is the second of those. True copy of Gun Digest 1970 which carries the story “The Killing Power Controversy” and a one half page photo treatment of the subject rifle that details features and handloading information. PHOTOGRAPHS: Spectacular color 8×10 print of O’Connor, the rifle and his last Cape buffalo. B&W 8×10 print of the rifle resting across the boss of the last buffalo (Zambia, 1969). Color 8×10 and 5×7 prints of Jack with his only elephant. Although taken with the .416, he is holding his wife’s rifle in the photo. Color 5×7 print of O’Connor with his finest lion. In this image, Jack is cradling the rifle. Wonderful 8×10 print of O’Connor and his best lion, the rifle appearing in detail in the foreground. Several (color and B&W) studio images of the rifle, no doubt intended for publication. B&W 5×7 studio print of Rigby (brand) ammunition which appears in the O’Connor’s book “The Hunting Rifle”. AMMUNITION: Rigby – 28 vintage rounds of yellow/black box .410-grain solids. Rigby – 7 vintage rounds of brown box hollow points. HANDLOADS: partial box of .378 Weatherby Magnum formed to .416 Rigby with Jack’s handwritten (faint) loading information. Also two boxes of current Federal ammo and Lyman dies. The price is firm and layaway is available. $65,000 plus shipping.


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Jarrett Ridge Walker .300 Jarrett, .25 MOA, two Zeiss scopes, Talley mounts, Superior ammunition

Jarrett Ridge Walker .300 Jarrett serial number 0822. Features include a Jarrett action, Talley rings and bases, forend accessory rail and sling. Test targets (three) show three-shot groups of .252, .253 and .442 inches. Included are two Zeiss scopes in Talley rings, a Victory FL 4-16×50 T*FL 30mm and a Conquest HD5 3-15x42mm 1-inch. Both scopes have ranging reticles and lens covers. The rifle has a 25-inch barrel and the bolt body is lightened by spiral fluting. Weight with the larger scope is 10.2 pounds and LOP is 13.8 inches. Metal surfaces have a matte green finish that remains in 98% condition. Stock has a green/gray pebbled finish and is about 97% due to some wear/scratching at the grip where it contacted a rack. Bore is strong, as only 30 rounds have been fired. AMMUNITION: 79 rounds of Barnes 180-grain TTSX and nine additional rounds (unknown specifics), all loaded by Jarrett. Load information is also included. The price is firm and layaway is available. Option to purchase without either or both scopes for a discount. $8,500 plus shipping.


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Jeffery .450 #2 Nitro Express double rifle, 24-inch, ejectors, mechanical safety, good bores and on face, 12 pounds

W. J. Jeffery .450 No. 2 Nitro Express (3.5 inch) double rifle. Serial 16181 sports 24-inch barrels with a ramp front sight, sling eye, quarter rib with one fixed (marked 100) and four folding express sighting leafs (optimistically marked 200/300/400/500) and a scalloped boxlock action with ejectors, bushed strikers and a mechanical safety. Both the splinter forend and butt wear wrap-around bordered checkering, and the butt a capped grip, sling eye, unmarked oval on the toe line and a pad. CONDITION: Bores are bright, with only a suggestion of roughness. Barrels are on face. Ejectors, triggers and safety operate with authority. As refurbished, barrels have softened markings and a scattering of tiny pits that survived polishing. Blue stands at about 85 percent. The action has fully silvered and shows some polishing marks, a few small pits and dings. Forend furniture, top lever, guard, tang and grip cap exhibit the same. The splinter appears to be original and has a number of impressions. Checkering has been refreshed. The butt is similar to the forend and clearly refinished, with a hairline at the upper point of the left scallop. ENGRAVING: Barrel marked “W.J. Jeffery & Co. Makers” and “13 King Street St James St London”. “SAFE” is marked in refreshed gold. “W.J. Jeffery & Co” rides a ribbon on either side of the action. A modest outline follows along most of the metal surfaces as well. DIMENSONS: Weight is 12.0 pounds. Length of pull is 14.75 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.1 inches with the stock absent cast. The price is firm and layaway is available. $20,000 plus shipping.


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Kimber K22 Hunter .22 LR, 6.2 pounds, retired show rifle, 98 percent

Kimber K22 Hunter .22 LR. A retired show rifle with what appears to be a specially-selected claro walnut stock, serial KA10746 also features 24 lines-per-inch panel checkering and pillar bedding. Standard Kimber features include a 22-inch match grade light sporter barrel with an 11-degree recessed target crown, match grade chamber, Mauser-type claw extractor, eccentric design (the firing pin is actually centered in the bolt body, rather than being offset like common rimfires), three-position wing safety and five-round magazine. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.2 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. CONDITION: The bore is pristine, as the rifle has not been fired since leaving the factory. The trigger pull is exceptional. Overall finish and wood condition is about 98 percent, with only minor indications of handling. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,250 plus shipping.


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Kimber K22 .22 LR, upgraded show rifle, claro walnut, 6.2 pounds, 98 percent

Kimber K22 (marked “Hunter”) .22 LR. A retired show rifle with what appears to be a specially-selected claro walnut stock with better figure than that usually found on a “Classic”, serial KA08183 also features 24 lines-per-inch panel checkering and pillar bedding. Standard Kimber features include a 22-inch match grade light sporter barrel with an 11-degree recessed target crown, match grade chamber, Mauser-type claw extractor, eccentric design (the firing pin is actually centered in the bolt body, rather than being offset like common rimfires), three-position wing safety and five-round magazine. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.2 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. CONDITION: The bore is pristine, as the rifle has not been fired since leaving the factory. The trigger pull is simply spectacular. Overall finish and wood condition is about 98 percent, with minor indications of handling and a small rack rub just above the rear sling swivel. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,500 plus shipping.


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Kimber K22 Custom Classic .22 LR, claro, ebony, 6.2 pounds, retired show display rifle, superb trigger, 99 percent

Kimber K22 Custom Classic .22 LR. A retired show rifle with what appears to be a specially-selected claro walnut stock, serial KA11244 also features an ebony forend tip, 24 lines-per-inch wrap checkering, steel grip cap and pillar bedding. Standard Kimber features include a 22-inch match grade light sporter barrel with an 11-degree recessed target crown, match grade chamber, Mauser-type claw extractor, eccentric design (the firing pin is actually centered in the bolt body, rather than being offset like common rimfires), three-position wing safety and a five-round magazine. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.2 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.6 inches. CONDITION: The bore is pristine, as the rifle has not been fired since leaving the factory. The trigger is tuned so perfectly it is spooky. Overall finish and wood condition is about 99 percent, with minor indications of handling. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,750 plus shipping.


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Kimber Model 84M LPT .223 Rem., 23.5-inch fluted barrel, tuned trigger, laminated stock with textured coating, 99 percent

Kimber Model 84M LPT (Light Police Tactical) .223 Remington. Serial number KM33632 features a 23.5-inch fluted match grade barrel with straight taper profile and tapered target crown, pillar bedding, wonderfully tuned trigger, full-length Mauser claw extractor for true controlled round feeding and extraction, three-position Model 70-type safety, hinged floorplate with inside-the-bow release, large tactical bolt knob, 20 MOA rail, laminated stock with black textured coating, stippled gripping surfaces, high rollover comb and an extra sling swivel stud up front for bipod attachment. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.2 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14 inches. CONDITION: Bore is bright and shiny. Metal finish is about 99 percent with minimal evidence of handling and range wear. Stock finish is also about 99 percent, with a slight impression on the underside of the forend from a bipod mount. INCLUSIONS: Original box and manual. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,050 plus shipping.


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Kimber 84M Classic Select Grade .257 Roberts, English walnut, 5.8 pounds, former show rife, 99 percent

Kimber Model 84M Classic Select Grade .257 Roberts. Serial KM28476 is a retired show rifle (circa 2007) with what appears to be a special A-grade English (French) walnut stock, hand-rubbed oil finish, ebony forend tip, 22-inch light sporter barrel, steel grip cap and Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. Standard Kimber features include match grade barrel/chamber/trigger, three-position wing safety, full-length Mauser claw extractor, 5+1 capacity, inside-the-bow floorplate release button, glass & pillar bedding, and 22 lines per inch checkering. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 5.8 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.6 inches. CONDITION: The bore is pristine and the trigger wonderfully tuned. Finish is at least 99 percent, with only the slightest indications of handling. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,350 plus shipping.


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Kimber 84M Classic Select Grade .257 Roberts, 6.2 pounds, retired show display rifle, 99 percent

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


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

Kimber Model 8400 Super America .270 WSM. Serial number KW13036 features an exceptional AAA claro walnut stock with rich, thick grain, an ebony forend tip, cheekpiece, wrap-around 24 lines-per-inch checkering and high polish blue. Some of the additional Kimber usuals include a 24-inch match grade sporter barrel, Mauser claw extractor, three-position wing safety, steel bottom metal with inside-the-bow floorplate release button, match grade trigger, steel grip cap, pillar and glass bedding, and Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.8 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.8 inches. CONDITION: Bore is strong and bright. Surface finishes are about 99 percent, with only modest indications of use. The original box is included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,850 plus shipping.


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Kimber Model 84M Classic Select Grade .308 Win., spectacular show wood, 5.8 pounds, 99 percent

Kimber Model 84M Classic Select Grade .308 Winchester. Serial KM32385 is a retired show display rifle (circa 2007) with what must certainly be a specially-selected English (French) walnut stock, as the deep, rich grain is far above standard. Additional features include a hand-rubbed oil finish, ebony forend tip, 22-inch light sporter barrel, steel grip cap and Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. Other attributes include a match grade barrel/chamber/trigger, three-position wing safety, full-length Mauser claw extractor, 5+1 capacity, inside-the-bow floorplate release button, glass & pillar bedding, and 22 lines per inch wrap-around checkering. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 5.8 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.8 inches. CONDITION: The bore is essentially new, as the rifle has not been fired since leaving the factory. Finish is at least 99 percent, with only the slightest indications of handling. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,000 plus shipping.


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Kimber Model 8400 Caprivi .375 H&H Magnum, 4+1, express sights, 8.8 pounds, 99 percent

Kimber Model 8400 Caprivi .375 H&H Magnum. An early Caprivi with very nice wood and exceptional workmanship, serial number KW13721 is also a retired show rifle that has never seen the field. Features include a 24-inch heavy sporter barrel with serrated ramp front sight (white bead) and knurled hood, barrel band sling swivel stud, island express rear sight with one fixed leaf plus two folders (left green), full-length claw extractor, three-position wing safety, double crossbolts, 4+1 magazine capacity and a magazine release button properly located inside the trigger bow. Other Kimber standards include a match grade barrel/chamber/trigger, pillar and glass bedding, wrap-around 24 lines-per-inch checkering, English (pancake) cheekpiece, ebony forend tip, hand-rubbed oil finish, inletted rear sling swivel stud and Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.8 pounds, length-of-pull is 13.75 inches and drops are 1.5 inches (comb) and 1.1 inches (heel). CONDITION: The bore is bright and shiny. Overall finish is about 99 percent, with only slight handling wear. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,500 plus shipping.


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Kimber Model 8400 Caprivi .458 Lott, express, English, 8.8 pounds, early production show rifle, 99 percent

Kimber Model 8400 Caprivi .375 H&H Magnum. An early Caprivi with very nice wood and exceptional workmanship, serial number KW20959 is a retired show rifle that has never seen the field. Features include a 24-inch heavy sporter barrel with serrated ramp front sight (white bead) and knurled hood, barrel band sling swivel stud, island express rear sight with one fixed leaf plus two folders left green, full-length claw extractor, three-position wing safety, double crossbolts and a magazine release button properly located inside the trigger bow. Other Kimber standards include a match grade barrel/chamber/trigger, pillar and glass bedding, wrap-around 24 lines-per-inch checkering, English (pancake) cheekpiece, ebony forend tip, hand rubbed oil finish, inletted rear sling swivel stud and Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.8 pounds, length-of-pull is 13.70 inches and drops are 1.5 inches (comb) and 1.25 inches (heel). CONDITION: The bore is bright and shiny. Overall finish is about 99 percent, with only slight handling wear. The trigger pull is that of a fine varmint rifle. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,500 plus shipping.


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Custom .22-250 sporter by Larry Kmock, Ruger 77, AAA English, skeleton grip/butt, ebony, 26 LPI, 98 percent

Larry Kmock custom .22-250 Remington sporter on a Ruger Model 77 action. Made in the mid 90s and based on an action from 1978, features include a custom 24-inch medium sporter barrel and hand-made steel bottom metal. The classic sporter stock was shaped from a AAA-grade English blank with exceptionally rich figure and wears an ebony forend tip, wrap-around 26 lines-per-inch checkering with fluers, skeleton grip cap, skeleton butt plate with widow’s peak, “screwless” inletted sling swivel studs and a cheekpiece with a shadow line. Bedding extends from the lug along the full length of the barrel channel, with a pressure point at the ebony. The trigger has also been tuned. MARKINGS: No markings (other than caliber) show on the barrel, and the maker’s name does not appear. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.2 pounds (with rings) and length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong, with no indications of washed rifling. Metal finish is about 98 percent, with the action showing a light plum. The wood is 98 percent, with only minor indications of use and handling, and several small thin spots in the oil finish around the action. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,500 plus shipping.


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

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


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Mauser 8×57, unusual commercial carbine configuration, double Schnabel, double set triggers, 20-inch barrel with three-leaf rear sight

Mauser 8×57 in unusual carbine configuration. Serial number 79076 has a standard-length action and features a 20-inch barrel with three-leaf rear sight (one fixed and two folders) mounted on boss, stippled front ring, hinged floorplate with lever and double set triggers. The stock is unusually long to the fore, with double Schnabels, sling loops, wrap-around bordered checkering, steel grip cap, cheekpiece and horn butt. MARKINGS: Serial appears on barrel, receiver, bolt handle, extractor, shroud, safety and cocking piece. Others include “ON” on barrel left, Waffenfabrik Mauser-CBerndorf A/N” on wall, “OB” on bolt handle. “Germany” is stamped into the right side of the butt. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.4 pounds and length-of-pull from the front trigger is 14.25 inches. CONDITION: Bore is bright, with strong rifling. Set triggers need adjustment as it can slam fire during dry function testing with operated with authority. Rear folding leaf is slightly loose when placed in the raised position. Right side of rear ring tapped for receiver sight and now plugged. Markings are sharp. Barrel and action blue are approximately 80 percent. Bottom metal blue is about 40 percent, with general thinning and browning. Wood finish appears to have been refreshed at some point. Checkering shows light wear and the stock itself shows a general pattern of impressions. Butt plate has scattered worm holes and a chip at the toe. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,500 plus shipping.


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Montana Rifle Company Model 1999 Wilderness .338 Winchester Magnum, fewer than 100 ever made, upgraded walnut, checkered bolt knob, Talley mounts

Montana Rifle Company Model 1999 Wilderness .338 Winchester Magnum. One of fewer than 100 made, the Wilderness is a custom rifle based on the 1999 action. Serial C12-0139 has a 22.75-inch barrel, glass bedded action and free-floated barrel, color case Talley quick detaching mounts (1-inch medium rings), full-length claw extractor for true controlled-round feeding and extraction, three-position wing safety, checkered bolt knob (five panels), steel grip cap, ebony forend tip, wrap-around borderless checkering, inletted sling swivel studs, cheekpiece with shadow line and a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.4 pounds with rings. Length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Bore is bright and shiny. Metal finish is about 97 percent, with only minor indications of use. Wood integrity is 98 percent, with only a few minor impressions. Wood finish is about 98 percent, as there is a scattering of open pores and insignificant rubs. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,750 plus shipping.


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Montana Rifle Company Model 1999 Wilderness .338 Winchester Magnum, 23-inch, 8.4 pounds, checkered bolt knob, Talley color case

Montana Rifle Company Model 1999 Wilderness .338 Winchester Magnum. One of fewer than 100 made, the Wilderness is a custom rifle based on the 1999 action. Serial C12-0148 has a 23-inch barrel, color case Talley quick detaching mounts (1-inch medium rings), full-length claw extractor for true controlled-round feeding and extraction, three-position wing safety, checkered bolt knob (five panels), steel grip cap, ebony forend tip, wrap-around borderless checkering, inletted sling swivel studs, cheekpiece with shadow line and a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.4 pounds with rings. Length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Bore is bright and shiny. Metal finish is about 99 percent, with only minor indications of use. Wood integrity is 98 percent, with an area of scuffing on the toe line near the sling swivel stud. Wood finish is at least 99 percent. The barrel is offset in the channel (the action should be bedded and this can be facilitated for actual additional cost). The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,750 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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Omega III .30-06, Koon / Flower Mound, serial 546, rotary magazine, two-piece laminated wood stock, Conetrol rings & bases

Omega III .30-06 by the Omega Rifle Company of Flower Mound, Texas, marked “By H. Koon”. As are all Omega rifles, serial number 546 is highly interesting from a design standpoint and a bit quirky to operate. It features a 24-inch plain sporter barrel, two-piece laminated wood stock with rosewood forend tip and pistol grip cap, solid action with rotary magazine, square bolt head (for short 45-degree bolt lift), jeweled bolt body, checkered bolt knob, crossbolt safety behind trigger guard and an Omega III-marked Pachmayr recoil pad. The cheekpiece and comb seem to be Weatherby-inspired, certainly logical given the production time of approximately 1970. Conetrol bases and medium 30mm rings are also included. CONDITION: The laminated stock is cracked at the rear attach screw and repaired. Given that it appears to be covered by the original finish, it probably originated from the factory in that condition! Bore is strong and bright with sharp rifling. Barrel blue is 97 percent with minor indications of wear. The solid receiver is a uniform and attractive plum and stands at about 99 percent. Bolt handle (silver) has thinned to about 80 percent. Stock finish and integrity are about 98 percent. QUIRKS: Feeding is unusual. When operating the bolt, upward pressure must be placed on the bolt handle (forcing the bolt face down) when beginning the forward stroke in order to pick up a cartridge from the fixed rotary magazine. Lock time seems incredibly fast (in dry operation), as the firing pin is said to only travel about .20 inch. Some suggest Omega III rifles are worth low thousands and others speculate much more – but it is certain that not many examples are available. It seems to be generally accepted that total production was in the high hundreds of units. John Wayne owned one, as did Big Jim Connelly (his was sold at his bankruptcy auction long ago). DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.6 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.4 inches. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,850 plus shipping.


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Remington Model 700 LH (left hand) .30-06, Simillion barrel & three-position safety, Borden brake, custom bottom metal with detachable box magazine, 97 percent

Remington Model 700 LH (left hand) custom .30-06. Serial C6429762 features a 24-inch custom barrel (medium contour by Gene Simillion, cryogenic treatment to relieve stress) with a removable muzzle brake by Jim Borden. Barrel length, including brake, is 26 inches. Simillion also added a three-position Model 70-type safety and Ken Miers fitted custom bottom metal with a detachable box magazine. Metal finish appears to be Teflon (consignor was unsure). Trigger has been properly tuned and Talley rings/bases hold the Leupold 3-9x scope customized by Premier Reticle. Finally, Simillion fitted and bedded the barreled action into a McMillan stock of the Lazzeroni pattern, it with negative checkering and a palm swell. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.4 pounds. Length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. OPTIC: As customized by Premier Reticle, the reticle has four heavy outer posts and a series of four small aiming points on thin crosswires running along each axis. CONDITION: Barrel has only seen about 150 rounds and bore remains in virtually new condition. Metal finish is about 98 percent, with only slight indications of handling and use. Stock surface finish is about 97 percent, with a few minor scratches along the butt. INCLUSIONS: A second detachable box magazine is included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,850 plus shipping.


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

Remington Custom Shop Model 700 .300 Winchester Magnum. Serial number 6815834 wears a 24-inch plain medium sporter barrel. The stock is crafted from a wonderful blank of AAA-grade claro walnut with strong primary figure as well as feathering and fiddle. Additional features include a rosewood forend tip, grip cap and crossbolt plug, wrap-around checkering, cheekpiece and slight Monte Carlo. A Redfield one-piece base and low one-inch rings are included. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.2 pounds (with rings) and the length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: The bore is bright and very strong. The polished blue over the barrel and action stands at about 97 percent, with slight thinning at the muzzle and minor high spots along the top of the barrel and on the bolt handle. Wood is at least 98 percent with only minor impressions, the only two worth noting at the contact point of the floorplate and just forward of the rear sling swivel stud. A Pachmayr Decelerator has been added. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,500 plus shipping.


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Rigby .225 Winchester double rifle, engraved, Leupold in ERA quick release, exhibition English, 99% condition

Rigby (CA) .225 Winchester boxlock ejector double rifle. Serial 386047 is special in many respects, first among them the caliber. The .225 Winchester has a ballistic performance similar to the .224 Weatherby or the great .22-250 Remington. Designed for bolt-action rifles, it has a semi-rimmed case similar in profile to a necked down .30-30 Winchester. Both ammunition and components are available. The barrels are 26-inches long with a bead front sight, express rear sights (one fixed and two folders), each leaf dressed with a gold sighting line and regulation distance (50/100/200) on its face. Features include exhibition grade English walnut with spectacular, dark marbling and bold grain, beavertail forend, English cheekpiece with shadow line, fine bordered checkering, ejectors, manual safety and an ERA quick release mounting system integrated into the rib. A Leupold VX-III 1.5-5x20mm scope with Duplex reticle is included. ENGRAVING: The action wears a bold scroll to nearly full coverage, the pattern continuing along the top lever, tangs and reappearing on the forend furniture and grip cap. Gold accents include “J. Rigby & Co.” centered on the lower receiver, “John Rigby & Co.” and “.225 Win.” on the rib, the adorsed “RR” logo on the grip cap and “SAFE” just ahead of the tang safety. The original owner’s initials (PEH) appear on the guard. The engraving is unsigned. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 12.5 pounds with scope attached, 11.4 pounds sans. Length-of-pull is 14.9 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2 inches, and cast off is approximately .20 inch. CONDITION: Bores are bright and shiny. The polished rust blue of the barrels, guard, forend furniture, top lever and grip cap is 99% with only slight evidence of handling. Action finish is virtually 100%. Wood at least 99% overall, with only slight indications of handling. The rifle has seen less than one box of shells since regulation. The price is firm and layaway is available. $22,500 plus shipping.


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Rigby double rifle in .35 Rigby, engraved by Barry Lee Hands, nearly 500 rounds of Superior ammunition, hard case

John Rigby & Company .35 Rigby boxlock ejector double rifle with elegant engraving by Barry Lee Hands. Barrels are 24 inches long with a three-leaf express sight (one fixed and regulated for 50, along with two folders marked 150 / 200 but left green), plus integral EAA bases for quick release rings. Stocked in exhibition grade English walnut with bordered checkering, a pancake cheekpiece and wearing a satin finish, the presentation of the wood is staggering. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 10.2 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.85 inches and drops are 1.375 and 1.875 inches. Cast off is approximately .4 inch. ENGRAVING: The coin-finished receiver is engraved with fine bouquet and scroll pattern which then extends along barrels, rib, forend latch, lever, tangs and water table. A Cape buffalo bust highlights the bottom of the action. Gold accents include “John Rigby & Co” and “.35 Rigby” on the rib, sight distances and reference lines, “Safe” on the tang, adorsed “RR” logo on pistol grip trap door and former owner’s initials on the guard. Overall metal finish condition is at least 98%, with only light evidence of use and storage. Overall wood finish is about 97%, mostly due to smaller impressions (most of which could be raised). Action serial number differs slightly from that of the barrels/forend, no doubt as a result of the unique ownership history. AMMUNITION: Nearly 500 rounds of custom-loaded Superior Ammunition (250 grain bullets, .348 Winchester brass) and a takedown case with Rigby logo (broken lock) are included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $18,500 plus shipping.


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Rigby .470 Nitro Express with extra 12 gauge barrels, engraved, scope in quick release, cased, superb condition

Rigby .470 Nitro Express with extra set of 12 gauge barrels. Serial number 381069 (matching) was made in Paso Robles. Following a successful safari, it was put aside for several years, resold and then completely refurbished to new condition by Turnbull in 2016. Plans for the new owner’s safari evaporated as the work was in process, hence the return to market. Features include ejectors (both barrel sets), mechanical safety, trapdoor grip cap, English (pancake) cheekpiece with shadow line, beavertail forends and a leather-covered recoil pad. RIFLE BARRELS: The .470 NE barrels are 26-inches long with a fiberoptic front bead. The quarter rib has a fixed blade regulated for 50 yards and a folder regulated for 100, along with a superb EAA quick-release mounting system that secures a Leupold Vari-X III 1.5-5x scope with Duplex reticle. A swivel stud (removable) is also present. SHOTGUN BARRELS: The 12 gauge barrels are 28 inches long with a fiberoptic front sight bead. Chambers are 3 inches long and chokes are C/IC. ENGRAVING: Signed by B. Burgess under the guard, the boxlock receiver wears a bold scroll to 80% coverage, the maker’s name centered in a banner crossing the bottom. The pattern extends the length of the opening lever, continues along the tangs and repeats on the grip cap as well as both sets of forend furniture. “John Rigby & Co., Paso Robles, CA” appears in gold script on both barrel sets. On the rifle barrels, “.470 NE”, regulation distances and aiming lines are in gold. The safety “S” as well as the famous adorsed Rs on the grip cap complete the inlays. DIMENSIONS. Length of pull is 15.2 inches. Weight with rifle barrels (scoped) is 13.4 pounds, while the shotgun is just 7.7 pounds. Drops are 1.6 and 1.9 inches, while cast (off) is approximately .4 inches. CONDITION: Nearly new, including both bores. Wood has several minor impressions and minor finish chips where the butt joins the right side of the receiver. RESTORATION DETAILS: Undertaken primarily to remove the original owner’s initials, things got carried away to the tune of nearly $9,000. Both barrel sets were polished and rust blued. The receiver was color cased then French grayed, and top lever done to match. CASE: An Americase with appropriate interior and the Rigby logo (both outer and inner lid) is included. Interior is a bit worn and honestly needs to be refitted to more properly protect the contents. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $32,500 plus shipping.


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Robar Precision Hunter .375 H&H Magnum Improved, Model 70 CRF action, McMillan stock, fluted, brake, Talley mounts

Robar Precision Hunter dangerous game rifle chambered in .375 H&H Magnum Improved. Based on a newer Winchester Model 70 Super Express CRF (controlled round feeding) action with serial number G96548, it features a 23.5-inch custom match grade heavy sporter barrel (25.5-inches including muzzle brake) with banded and hooded front ramp sight and single fixed express leaf island-mounted rear sight. The action itself includes a carefully tuned trigger with crisp pull and zero overtravel, jeweled bolt body and three-position wing safety. Talley quick-release mounts (30mm medium height rings) are ideal and ready for service. The stock is a McMillan with positive checkering fields, pillar bedding, sling swivel studs and a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. LOP is 12.75 inches and weight is 9.4 pounds as pictured. Markings include “PH” on bottom of receiver and “D08” on bottom of the recoil lug. The .375 H&H Magnum Improved is the same as the Ackley Improved version (40-degree shoulder). Brass is fire-formed by shooting .375 H&H Magnum ammunition, and this standard ammunition can also be used outright in the field. CONDITION: The bore is excellent. All metal surfaces wear Robar’s exceptional finishes and overall condition is about 99%. Stock paint shows some evidence of field use (minor rubs and scratches) and rates about 95%. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $2,500.


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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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Sharps Model 1874 .45-110, made in 1876, 30-inch octagon, double set triggers, bright bore

Sharps Model 1874 .45-110 (2 7/8). Serial number 156222 (appears on tang and folding sight base) was made in 1876. Features include double set triggers, 30-inch octagon barrel, folding front and tang sights, and an adjustable rear sight. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 11 pounds. Barrel is 1-inch across the flats. Length of pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Bore is bright, with only a suggestion of roughness. Rifling and crown are sharp. Mechanically sound. Barrel has been reblued with slight softening of the “Old Reliable”marking on top flat , but all the corners remain sharp. Action has silvered and markings are vivid. Forend has two chips on left side. Stock has a modest hairline at the hammer. Screw slots remain in good shape. The price is firm and layaway is available. $13,500 plus shipping.


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Simillion custom left hand Classic Hunter .416 Remington Magnum, Model 70 controlled-round feeding action, Krieger barrel, AAA-grade walnut, double recoil lugs, 8.2 pounds

Gene Simillion left hand Classic Hunter .416 Remington Magnum. Completed in 2000 and based on a Winchester Model 70, serial G173426 is Simillion’s best grade rifle. Features include a Krieger 22-inch chrome moly barrel with removable Borden Accuracy brake (total length 23.5 inches), banded sling swivel stud, contoured bottom metal with inside the bow release button, solid magazine box that holds four cartridges, jeweled bolt body, screwless rear sling swivel base and Talley bases. Simillion reshaped the rear tang, trued and lapped the action and bolt, opened the rear bridge, reworked the magazine box, added a new follower and spring, contoured the rear base to match the lines of the action, added a second recoil lug and inlaid an aluminum rail in the barrel channel for additional strength. The stock is bedded on twin aluminum pillars and both lugs are also glassed. The AAA Walnut stock itself features an ebony forend tip, shadow line cheek piece, 24 lines-per inch wrap around bordered checkering, color case and engraved cross bolts, color case pistol grip cap and rear sling swivel stud, and a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.2 pounds. Length-of-pull is 13.65 inches. CONDITION: The satin blue of the barreled action and matte (titanium aluminum nitride) of the brake are 99%, with light thinning of the bolt knob. The hand-rubbed oil finish of the stock stands at 98%, with only slight scuffing from a single safari. Wood integrity is about 97%, with scattered minor field impressions and slightly flattened checkering on the underside of the forearm. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,250 plus shipping.


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

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


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U.S. Armament model of Colt 1877 Bulldog Gatling Gun, .45-70, tripod, crates, top condition

Colt Model 1877 Bulldog .45-70 Gatling Gun by U.S. Armament. Brass, steel, iron and oak construction with five barrels, rear crank, easily-removable bolts and 1,000-yard adjustable sight. CONDITION: Overall exceptional, showing only modest and careful use. INCLUSIONS: Tripod and the early ordnance-style transit boxes, ten loading blocks, takedown tools and removable safety. SHIPPING: Purchaser is responsible for actual costs of shipping from Kalispell, Montana. The price is firm and layaway is available. $39,500.


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Ultra Light Arms Model 28 .300 Winchester Magnum, 6 pounds, stainless steel barrel, 1997, 99 percent

Ultra Light Arms Model 28 .300 Winchester Magnum. Made in 1997 (before Colt’s purchase or the subsequent reincarnation as New ULA), serial number 97-004 features a stainless steel match grade 24-inch barrel with matted surface, Ultra Coat finish on the action, matte-finished bolt handle and jeweled bolt body. It also includes a wonderfully-tuned Timney trigger and hand-lapped aluminum ring mounts. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.0 pounds with ring mounts and the length-of-pull is 13.4 inches. CONDITION: Little fired, the bore is strong and bright. Surface finishes are about 99 percent, with only the slightest evidence of being afield. INCLUSIONS: Original general literature and catalog. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,500 plus shipping.


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Left hand Weatherby Mark V Custom 7mm Weatherby Magnum, German, 1971, game-scene engraved, Leupold, Buehler, 99 percent

Weatherby Mark V Custom left hand 7mm Weatherby Magnum. Made in 1971, serial number P46773 has a 24-inch barrel and is topped with a Leupold Vari-X II scope with Duplex reticle. Custom features include jeweled bolt body and follower, select walnut stock with basketweave checkering, rosewood forend tip and pistol grip cap, and diamond inlays on either side at the action plus the pistol grip cap. ENGRAVING: The floorplate presents a gold bighorn ram in a mountain scene surrounded with scroll, the pattern continuing over the guard, action, Buehler rings and finally extending 5.5 inches along the barrel. Attaching screws are timed. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.6 pounds with scope. Length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Fired only for function testing. Blue is 99 percent, with slight indications of handling and a small area above the left side of the chamber that suggests rubbing during shipping. Wood is pristine. Optic is clear. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,000 plus shipping.


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Weatherby .378 Weatherby Magnum, very early rifle on Schultz & Larsen action, possibly unfired

Weatherby .378 Weatherby Magnum on Schultz & Larsen M54J rear-locking four-lug action. This wonderful early Weatherby, serial number 2387, was built during the time when Roy Weatherby depended on a variety of subcontractors to provide him with rifles. From 1955 until the early 1960s, the Danish firm of Schultz & Larsen was favored for this particular caliber – and few of these examples are likely to remain in this high condition. Features include a 26-inch barrel, rosewood forend tip and grip cap (with diamond inlay), Pachmayr recoil pad with the legend “Weatherby’s, Tomorrow’s Rifles Today, South Gate, California”, and bases. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.6 pounds and length-of-pull is 14 inches. CONDITION: Possibly unfired, and the bore is pristine. Both polished blue and wood finish are nearly 100%. A hairline crack on the left side of the stock begins at the forend tip and extends for about three inches. Careful examination under magnification suggests this happened during the manufacturing process and was stabilized prior to the original finish being added. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $3,000.


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Westley Richards .375 H&H Magnum, 7.2 pounds, engraved, folding aperture, pop-up night sight

Westley Richards .375 H&H Magnum (.375 Belted Rimless), serial number 42787. Built on a Mauser 98 action, this wonderful London rifle weighs just 7.2 pounds and bears the scars from generations of purposeful use with distinction. Features include a 24-inch light sporter barrel with folding hood, pop-up night sight (bead absent) and banded sling swivel stud. A small flat has been milled into the top of the barrel just ahead of the front ring. The bore remains bright and the rifling strong, with scattered light roughness. The upper portion of the front ring is stippled, with the balance of the action, floorplate, guard, framed forearm attach screw and grip cap screw engraved with a medium scroll. The swing-over safety shows “SAFE” when positioned at 3 o’clock and the initial plate on the toe line remains blank. A spectacular folding rear sight with both day and night apertures strongly suggests original intent. The stock has a 13.6 LOP over an Old English pad, a horn tip and what appears to be a horn grip cap covering a storage reserve for additional front sights. Cracked at the rear guard screw, it has been stabilized with a third ebony-capped crossbolt and two additional “hidden” bolts that blend into the stock just behind the trigger. Checkering remains viable and the English cheek with shadowline betrays both pedigree and elegance, even at a distance. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $7,500 plus shipping.


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

Westley Richards .450/400 3.25-inch double rifle. Serial number T11045 has 26-inch barrels with ejectors, sling hook loop and a quarter rib with one fixed and four folding express leafs (marked 100/200/300/400/500). The boxlock action has sideclips, bushed strikers, double triggers and a mechanical safety. The butt wears a traditional pancake with modest shadow line. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 10.6 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.5 inches, drops are 1.35 and 1.75 inches, and cast off is approximately .375-inch. CONDITION (As completely refurbished by Westley Richards): Rifling is strong and sharp. Bore exhibits only a modest roughness and remains wonderfully viable. Barrels are tight on face. Ejectors, safety and triggers operate properly. Barrel blue is nearly 100 percent over softened markings. Front sight is loose in its dovetail. Quarter rib matting has softened. Action colors are vivid and nearly 100 percent. Action blue is also nearly 100 percent. Wood appears to be replaced during refurbish – certainly the butt – as the checkering slighty differs from the splinter. That said, both wood integrity and finish are 98 percent. The initial plate on the toe line remains blank. Top lever closes at center. INCLUSIONS: RCBS dies and three rounds of Kynoch 400-grain softs. The price is firm and layaway is available. $20,000 plus shipping.


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

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


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

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


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Winchester 1894 .25-35 WCF carbine, 1928, no saddle ring, superb bore, nickel steel, shotgun butt plate

Winchester Model 1894 carbine .25.35 WCF. Made in 1928, serial 1059375 has a 20-inch round nickel steel barrel with full-length magazine tube and shotgun butt plate. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.4 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.0 inches. CONDITION: Bore is smooth with strong rifling. Barrel blue is 60 percent, with general thinning and a bit of browning on the magazine tube. A Marble front sight blade has been fitted and pinned into the original base (appears to be pinned only, rather than being permanently attached). The rear sight is missing. The action finish is about 20 percent, having generally silvered and browned. A Redfield receiver sight has been added. The forward screw on the upper tang does not appear to be original. Wood integrity is excellent. Wood condition and finish is about 60 percent overall, with a collection of impressions, scratches and thinning. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,500 plus shipping.


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Winchester Model 70 Jack O’Connor Custom Tribute .270 Win., from estate of project leader, spectacular wood, unfired in box

Winchester Model 70 Jack O’Connor Custom Tribute .270 Featherweight, new and unfired in box. From the estate of Darrel Inman, member of the board of directors of the Jack O’Connor Hunting Heritage Center and the person primarily responsible for this tribute rifle project, serial number 35CZY06408 remains in new and unfired in original box with packaging. Features include an outstanding AAA “French” walnut stock with ebony forend tip, Biesen-pattern borderless checkering with fluers, jeweled bolt body and extractor, knurled bolt knob, Super Grade-type inletted sling swivel studs, cheekpiece with shadow line and a metal butt plate with widow’s peak. The rifle faithfully maintains the Featherweight barrel contour (22-inch hammer forged light sporter with target crown) yet both the bottom metal and grip cap are steel. ENGRAVING: The floorplate features the bust of a wonderful bighorn ram in a mountain scene, the bordering oval surrounded by a greenery pattern that continues over the grip cap. O’Connor’s signature rides over the guard in nickel. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.2 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.6 inches. INCLUSIONS: Original box with correct end label, special owner’s manual, hanging tag, barrel decal and other literature. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,750 plus shipping.


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Winchester Custom Shop Model 70 Stainless Featherweight Prototype .270 Winchester with detachable box magazine, one of two made, documented, unfired

Winchester Custom Shop Model 70 Stainless Featherweight .270 Winchester prototype with detachable box magazine. One of only two rifles every made in this configuration, serial number G2025647 is supported by solid documentation and is certainly among the most unique and desirable Model 70 rifles ever presented to the market. Until now, both have remained in the collections of former Winchester employees. Special features include select walnut, single crossbolt, hand-honed action and hand-lapped barrel, jeweled bolt body, Custom Shop proof marking and “stainless colored one piece trigger guard”. All dimensions appear to be standard. CONDITION: The rifle is unfired since proof and remains in virtually new condition with only slight indications of handling and storage. DOCUMENTATION: Letter signed by Don Pind, Winchester Custom Shop Manager, dated February 8, 1993, detailing features and rarity. INCLUSIONS:Two original detachable magazines and a factory cardboard box with hand-written (on tape) model description. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $12,500 plus shipping.


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Winchester 1892 .32 WCF (.32-20) saddle ring carbine, elevator rear sight, 1924, 20-inch, shotgun butt, great bore

Winchester Model 1892 .32 WCF (.32-20) saddle ring carbine. Made in 1924, serial number 927698 has a 20-inch round barrel with full-length magazine, flip-up adjustable rear sight and a shotgun butt plate. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.4 pounds and length-of-pull is 12.75 inches. CONDITION: Bore is bright, with only the slightest hint of roughness. Mechanical operation is sound. Barrel and magazine tube finish is about 50 percent, with general thinning and some browning. The magazine tube has a small impression (bottom, three inches from muzzle). Action has silvered to about 20 percent, with some browning and minor roughness. Forward tang screw is missing. Wood integrity is excellent. Overall wood finish condition is about 65 percent from generally-distributed scratches, impressions and finish wear. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,750 plus shipping.


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Wally Johnson’s (Capstick’s “Last Ivory Hunter”) Winchester Model 70 .375 H&H Magnum, documented, book, Coheleach print, field photos, history letter

Winchester Model 70 .375 H&H Magnum from the Wally Johnson estate. Mr. Johnson is the subject of Peter Hathaway Capstick’s biography “The Last Ivory Hunter” and this was his most-used hunting rifle. Serial 13997 was made in 1938 and is certainly among the most historic and important hunting firearms ever offered, as it was used to take countless elephants and other dangerous game during Wally’s storied career. After becoming a professional hunter, Wally carried it when guiding an impressive list of clients which included Robert Ruark. Warren Page, Fred Huntington, Jack Lott and Fred Bear, as well as while hunting with Harry Manners. As is expected, its condition reflects generations of hard use – but it remains perfectly operational. Recent issues of Safari (Nov/Dec ’15) Sports Afield (May/June ’15) and Petersen’s Hunting (April/May ’15) magazines detailed every aspect of this rifle, and copies are included with the purchase. Also included are personalized a letter of authenticity from Wally’s son, Walter, plus an impressive selection of large laminated photographs of Wally with his famous clients and some of his best trophies. Walter Johnson will also personally inscribe a copy of Capstick’s book “The Last Ivory Hunter, The Saga of Wally Johnson” for the purchaser. Finally, the Johnson family is including their framed print (27/500) of Guy Coheleach’s “The Last Ivory Hunt” (which appears in the limited edition of Capstick’s book). The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $75,000 plus shipping.


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Winchester pre-64 Model 70 .375 H&H Magnum Super Grade, 1955, restocked and restored to 98 percent overall condition

Winchester pre-64 Model 70 Super Grade .375 H&H Magnum. Made in 1955 and wonderfully restored, serial number 372143 features a 25-inch heavy sporter barrel with hooded ramp front sight and island rear sight with two folding leafs. The action has a jeweled bolt body, extractor and follower, and the floorplate is marked “Super Grade”. The stock features inletted sling swivels, cheekpiece and a Winchester recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.8 pounds and length of pull is 13.65 inches. CONDITION: Bore is bright and strong. As restored, metal finish is at least 95 percent, with thinning near the muzzle from cases and carry. As restocked, wood finish is 99 percent and wood integrity is 98 percent, with one small impression on the left side at the upper rear point of the forearm checkering and another near the left rear of the cheekpiece. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,500 plus shipping.


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Winchester Model 1873 .44 WCF (.44-40) saddle ring carbine, 1897, 20-inch round barrel, elevator rear sight

Winchester Model 1873 .44 WCF (.44-40) saddle ring carbine. Serial number 510991B was made in 1897 (per Cody Museum). Features include 20-inch round barrel with full-length magazine, elevator rear sight and trapdoor butt. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7 pounds and length-of-pull is 13 inches. CONDITION: Bore has uniform roughness and darkening, but rifling remains viable. Action is tight and hammer/trigger operate with authority. Metal finish is about 40%, with general signs of wear and use. Wood condition is about 60%, with general dings and impressions. Forend is chipped at front right and stock is chipped where it corners into upper left tang. Possible old added finish or protective oil coating. The price is firm and layaway is available. Photo package by request (include email address). $3,000 plus shipping


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Winchester 1873 .44 WCF, 24-inch octagon, 1886, 205588B, fantastic bore

Winchester Model 1873 rifle in .44 WCF (.44-40). Serial number 205588B was made in 1886 and features a 24-inch octagon barrel with buckhorn rear sight. DIMENSIONS: Length of pull to crescent butt plate is 12.75 inches. Weight is 8.8 pounds and barrel measures .850-inch across the flats at the muzzle. CONDITION: Bore is strong and bright, with only a slight hint of rough spots. Metal finish appears to be all original and remains about 60%. Wood appears to have some added finish, although it is difficult to determine if this is a deliberate varnish or just a protective oil. The forend has scattered impressions and a small chip at the upper right rear corner. The stock has a few small impressions. The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,250 plus shipping.


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Winchester Model 1876 Deluxe .50 Express (.50-95), engraved, ebony, shotgun butt plate, 26-inch round & matted, 1881, Cody letter

Winchester Model 1876 Deluxe .50 Express (.50-95) with Cody letter. Made in 1881, serial number 19556 features a 26-inch round barrel with beaded front sight, elevator rear sight, half magazine, color case action, pistol grip with ebony inlay, sling loops and a checkered shotgun butt plate with widow’s peak. The wood is exceptional, both forearm and butt shot through with a dynamic sunburst of dark grain graced with fine wrap-around bordered checkering. LETTER: Dated 7/19/99, the Cody letter list most features, then adds the comment “see order for balance”. ENGRAVING: Not referenced in the letter, what appears to be factory engraving highlights the forearm cap, sides and rear of the hammer, and sides and bottom of the lever. MARKINGS: A “P” and “123” appear on the underside of the barrel (under the forearm wood). Of note, there are no proof marks in this area to indicate the rifle was shipped to India or Africa. Also hidden, the front of the action has a mark best described as a “T” inside a “W”. “Winchester Repeating Arms New Haven CT” and “King’s-Improvement-Patented (and dates)” appear as two lines within the full-length matting on top of the barrel. “50” and “Cal.” appear on opposite sides of the matting at the base of the barrel. “Winchester Express” and “.50 Cal. 95 Grains” appear in two lines on the sliding dust cover, and “50-95” is engraved on the bottom of the carrier. “Model 1876” appears on the tang and the serial number is just below the lever lock. CONDITION: Engraving and markings are sharp. The bore is browning with a light scattering of roughness, but remains wonderfully viable. Barrel blue has thinned to about 40 percent, with some areas of surface roughness toward the muzzle. Action colors have browned to about 30 percent, yet the surface is absent any significant flaws. The lever locks up tight and the action operates with authority. Checkering shows minimal flattening and wood finish is both uniform and strong. Both stock and forearm have a scattering of small nicks and impressions. The stock as a small hairline of about .25-inch on the pistol grip between the tang and the grip’s ebony inlay. The butt plate is without issue. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.8 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. INCLUSIONS: Cody letter and photocopy of order book sheet. The price is firm and layaway is available. $27,500 plus shipping.


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Left hand battery of eleven Winchester Custom Shop Model 70 rifles, 1990s, new/unfired, consecutive serial numbers, special calibers, controlled round feeding actions, solid documentation

Spectacular left hand battery of eleven Winchester Custom Shop Model 70 rifles with consecutive serial numbers and controlled round feeding actions. Calibers include .243 Winchester, .25-06 Remington, .270 Winchester, 7mm Remington Magnum, 7mm STW, .30-06 Springfield, .300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Winchester Magnum, .35 Whelen, .375 H&H Magnum and .416 Remington Magnum. 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. Most include boxes with handwritten serials and/or calibers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $60,000 plus shipping.

.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 very front of the trigger guard (where it meets the floorplate). This caliber was never offered in production.

.25-06 Remington. Serial number G151998 features a 24-inch barrel. 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.

.270 Winchester. Serial number G152001 has a 24-inch barrel marked “Classic Sporter” on the right side. Bolt body is jeweled. Weight is 8.0 pounds and LOP is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Overall 99.5% + with only slight evidence of handling.

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.

7mm STW (Shooting Times Westerner). Serial number G152005 has a 26-inch barrel. Bolt body is jeweled. Weight is 8 pounds and LOP is 13.5 inches. Features include cheekpiece and single crossbolt. CONDITION: Overall 99%. Metal finish on the barrel is pristine. Finish on the receiver has some faint spots of thinning (splotches) that likely will not show in photographs. As with some of the other rifles, the cocking piece has minor indications of surface rust. Wood finish has some very small and scattered “bumps” along the butt, possibly airborne contamination that settled when the finish was still tacky. There is also a tiny finish rub at the top of the butt just ahead of the pad. This caliber was never offered in production.

.30-06 Springfield. Serial number G15200. This is the first left hand Model 70 CRF rifle ever built, even among the prototypes. Even though a Sporter stock was specified, a Featherweight stock was delivered. Both the bolt body and follower are jeweled. 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.

.300 Winchester Magnum. Serial number G152002. Barrel is 26 inches long, LOP 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 areas of surface rust. The cocking piece has a slight trace as well.

.338 Winchester Magnum. Serial number G152003. Barrel is 26 inches long, 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.

.35 Whelen. Serial number G152007. Barrel is 24 inches long, LOP is 13.5 inches and the stock has a single crossbolt. Both bolt body and follower are jeweled. Caliber stamp unique (either struck by hand or engraved by special machine). CONDITION: 99%+. Wood is pristine. Trigger guard blue has two flecks/chips. Tiny area of tarnish on the bolt body polishing. This caliber was never offered in production.

.375 H&H Magnum. Serial number G152006. Heavy sporter barrel with hooded ramp front sight and adjustable folding rear sight is 23.5 inches long. Markings include “Classic Super Express” on barrel left and “Super Express” in gold (fill) on the floorplate. Bolt body is jeweled. The stock has two capped crossbolts, an inletted (Super Grade-type) rear sling swivel stud (there is no provision for a front stud) and a Monte Carlo cheekpiece. The recoil pad (1-inch) has the Winchester logo and the LOP is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Overall 99%. Barrel blue is pristine. Receiver has one minute freckle on front ring and small rub on right side of rear ring. Cocking piece has a trace of surface rust. Floorplate finish/polishing is splotchy.

.416 Remington Magnum. Serial number G151997. Heavy sporter barrel with hooded ramp front sight and adjustable folding rear sight is 23.5 inches long. Markings include “Classic Super Express” on barrel left and “Super Express” in gold (fill) on the floorplate. Bolt body is jeweled. The stock has two capped crossbolts, an inletted (Super Grade-type) rear sling swivel stud (there is no provision for a front stud) and a Monte Carlo cheekpiece. The recoil pad (1-inch) has the Winchester logo and the LOP is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Wood is 99%, with some light impressions on each side of the stock near the front crossbolt. Metal finish is nearly pristine, with only slight indications of handling. This caliber was never offered in production.


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