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.
A-Square .425 Express, Remington 30 Express, laminated claro, banded, Timney, ammunition, 98 percent

A-Square custom .425 Express. Ordered from A-Square in the 1980s and based on a Remington Model 30 Express action, serial 20454 has a 24-inch tapering heavy sporter barrel (muzzle diameter .660-inch) wearing a banded and hooded front sight topped by a brass-beaded blade, banded sling swivel stud, detachable side mount with 1-inch rings and a Lyman aperture rear sight. The sight/mount configuration permits use of both sighting systems concurrently and a second barrel lug was added for additional strength. The original trigger has been replaced with a Timney. Magazine capacity is four rounds feeding from the follower. Stocked from a superb laminated claro walnut blank to substantial profile, appointments include a rosewood forend tip, wrap checkering, scalloped cheek rest, steel grip cap, inletted Howell-type sling swivel stud and a Pachmayr recoil pad. The stock is glassed at the action and lug. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.8 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: The bore is pristine. Feeding and ejection are positive. Trigger pull is sharp. Metal finish is approximately 99 percent. Wood is approximately 98 percent with trace handling impressions. AMMUNITION: Two boxes (40 rounds) of A-Square 400-grain ammo is included (20 rounds Monolithic Solids and 20 rounds Dead-Tough softs). Stated muzzle velocity is 2400 FPS. The price is firm and layaway is available. $7,500 plus shipping.


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Biesen custom Winchester pre-64 Model 70 Featherweight .270 Winchester Jack O’Connor tribute, completed in 2006, engraved, pristine

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. Donated to the Boone and Crockett Club by the raffle winner, it is presented through the Club’s Guns For Conservation Program.

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

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

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

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

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

CONDITION: New and unfired since completion.

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


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Al & Roger Biesen left hand custom .338 Winchester Magnum, three position wing safety, banded, outstanding execution, 98 percent

Al & Roger Biesen custom left hand Remington Model 700 .338 Winchester Magnum. Serial C6448884 is a highly refined Remington 700 LH barreled action. The 23-inch barrel (24 inches long including the integral brake) remains provisioned for open sights and wears a sling swivel stud. The action features polished rails, jeweled bolt body and follower, custom bolt shroud with three-position wing safety, custom steel bolt handle with four checkered teardrop panels, custom steel bottom metal with inside-the-guard release button and a wonderfully-tuned trigger. A Leupold VX-II 3-9×40 scope with Duplex reticle is secured in custom-contoured mounts. The stock is extraordinary. Beginning with a heavily-figured walnut blank no doubt selected as much for its strength, formalities include an ebony forend tip, 26 lines-per-inch borderless wrap checkering with accenting fleurs, slight Monte Carlo comb, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, steel grip cap and an inletted sling swivel stud. All screws are timed. MARKINGS: “Al & Roger Biesen Gunmaker Spokane WN” is centered on the barrel. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.0 pounds with the optic. Length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: The bore is pristine. Metal finish (rust blue) exceeds 98 percent and wood finish/condition crowds 100 percent with but a single minor impression. The optic is clear. The price is firm and layaway is available. $7,500 plus shipping.


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Ed Brown Savannah .243 Winchester, Leupold 4.5-15×50 Long Range, Talley, over 99 percent

Ed Brown Savannah .243 Winchester. Serial S0006 wears a 22-inch light sporter barrel (.590-inch muzzle diameter) with a recessed crown. Features include a short action with spiral-fluted bolt body, three-position wing safety, steel bottom metal with inside-the-bow release, premium synthetic stock with both impressed checkering fields and textured finish, Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad and a wonderfully-tuned trigger. OPTIC: A Leupold VX-3 4.5-14x50mm Long Range scope with side focus and the Boone and Crockett Reticle is locked on with Talley mounts. DIMENSIONS: Weight (with optic) is 8.0 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Consigned by the original owner and never hunted, the bore is pristine. Metal finish crowds 100 percent with but slight suggestions of handling. Stock finish is similar. The optic is tack-sharp with unmarked lens coatings. The ocular bumper ring has one small loose spot from harsh removal of the neoprene cover. ACCURACY: A target is included, having recorded a five-shot group of .710-inch center-to-center with 55-grain Nosler bullets over 45.0 grains of Varget. No distance is indicated. No box, papers or additional accessories are present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,500 plus shipping/


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Blaser Ultimate .30-06 & .375 H&H Magnum, quick release mounts, engraved side plates, single set trigger, partial left hand bolt assembly, circa 1985, 99 percent

Blaser Ultimate .30-06 and .375 H&H Magnum. Made circa 1985, this early rifle combo and accessories group was purchased new by the consignor as a curiosity and never taken afield. Serial numbers 2/01436 (.30-06) and 2/01438 (.375 H&H Magnum, the “8” in the serial overstriking a “7”) appear on the 24-inch plain light sporter barrels. Common barrel features include banded .75-inch sling loops and quick release mount bases. Each barrel is paired with its right hand “spoon handle” bolt, caliber-appropriate bolt face and magazine. The action features a single set trigger and engraved side plates. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.4 pounds (.375 H&H barrel, sans mounts). Length-of-pull is 14.15 inches and the butt appears to be absent cast. CONDITION: Bores are pristine (possibly unfired). Metal finishes are approximately 99 percent owing to optic mounting/dismounting lines and handling. Wood is over 99 percent, with one flattened checkering diamond in the left grip panel. ACCESSORIES: In addition to those already mentioned, three sets of detachable mount sets (1-inch, two medium sets and one high set), wrenches, O rings and manual are included. Also present is a left hand bolt with firing pin, although no left hand bolt handles are included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,000 plus shipping.


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Left hand Blaser R8 .338 Winchester Magnum, 24-inch, dark green, 98 percent

Left hand Blaser R8 .338 Winchester Magnum. Serial RR004728 features a 24-inch plain barrel (no provision for open sights) and a dark green synthetic stock with black gripping areas. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.4 pounds and the length-of-pull is 14.5 inches. CONDITION: The bore is superb. Barrel finish is approximately 98 percent with trace case rubbing. Bolt finish is 100 percent. Stock finish is 99 percent. INCLUSIONS: A factory takedown case (one lock broken) and an assembly wrench are present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,000 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Dallas Safari Club Foundation.


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Larry Brace Custom Winchester pre-64 Model 70 .416 Taylor, banded, drop box, AAA-grade English, mullered, outstanding execution, over 98 percent

Larry Brace custom Winchester pre-64 Model 70 .416 Taylor. Built on a circa 1949 action with serial 102479, this outstanding rifle wears a 24-inch heavy sporter barrel (.725 muzzle diameter) with a banded and stippled front sight assembly topped by a brass-beaded blade and is also fitted with a banded sling swivel stud. Features include a jeweled bolt body, recontoured and checkered bolt release, custom drop-box bottom metal with inside-the-bow release and bases with recoil shoulders. The metal is finished in a superb rust blue. MARKINGS: The barrel is marked with the caliber as well as “L. Brace – Gunmaker No. 120”. STOCK: Fashioned from a AAA-grade English blank to a level crowding perfection, appointments include an ebony forend tip with widow’s peak, 26 lines-per inch multi-point wrap checkering with partial mullered borders, scalloped cheek rest with double shadow lines, steel grip cap, inletted sling swivel stud and a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.2 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. CONDITION: The bore is flawless. Metal finish is at least 98 percent with faint thinning on the muzzle face and a few microscratches. Wood is 99 percent with a few tiny impressions (mostly on the toe line near the stud). The price is firm and layaway is available. $8,750 plus shipping.


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Colt AR-15 A2 Sporter II .223, pre-ban, 20-inch 1/7, brake, Colt 4x optics, 16 magazines, case, 95 percent

Pre-ban Colt AR-15 A2 Sporter II .223 Remington. Serial 337378 has a 20-inch chrome-lined barrel (21 inches with brake, 1/7 twist) and a Colt 4×20 scope with plex reticle, external elevation adjustment, quick-release mount and original lens covers. A sealed cleaning kit is housed inside the trapdoor butt plate. INCLUSIONS: Sixteen 30-round magazines (11 OK Industries, two LaBelle, two Sanchez and one Parsons), padded field case with four external magazine pockets, tactical sling and manual. CONDITION: Seldom fired, the bore is strong and bright. Metal finish is at least 95 percent. Trigger pull is excellent. Optic is clear. No box is present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,250 plus shipping.


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Extraordinary Dakota Arms Model 10 .257 Roberts, banded, quarter rib, color case, niter accents, scalloped skeleton, likely unfired

Dakota Arms Model 10 .257 Roberts. Outstanding in every possible respect, number SS1106 has a 23-inch tapering light sporter barrel (muzzle diameter .550-inch) appointed with a banded and hooded ramp front sight assembly holding a brass-beaded blade, banded sling swivel stud and a quarter rib with a single blade rear sight (drift-adjustable for windage) and provisions for Talley rings. Barrel finish is a deep rust blue. The complete action, along with a logo grip cap, scalloped skeleton butt plate with widow’s peak and timed screws, inletted sling swivel stud and 30mm Talley rings (medium) dance in vivid color case. Finally – with attention to classic detailing bordering obsession – the block, tang safety and trigger compliment the colors with the brilliance of fire blue. WOOD: With heavy end-to-end figure rambling through a landscape of complex character, the exhibition grade walnut stock is masterfully shaped and attractively checkered (24 lines-per-inch, partial double borders). A satin finish encourages even the smallest details to present in near three-dimensional fashion. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.6 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.7 inches. CONDITION: New and possibly unfired since factory proof. INCLUSIONS: None. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $11,500 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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Davenport custom Mauser 98 .500 Jeffery, banded, quarter rib, drop box, skeleton, AAA-grade English, 15-inch LOP, 99 percent

Sterling Davenport custom .500 Jeffery. Based on a much-refined Mauser 98 action built in 1939, serial number 3406 is something of an elegant monster. The 24-inch barrel wears a banded front sight assembly topped by a knurled hood and brass-beaded blade, banded sling swivel stud and a quarter rib with a single express leaf (adjustable for windage, gold sighting line). The crown is rececessed and a secondary recoil lug has been added to the barrel for integrity. Bedded on a single aluminum pillar at the front ring, glass extends from the primary lug to the shank of the ebony. The action remains untapped. Bolt body and extractor are jeweled. A custom shroud with three-position wing safety and custom drop-box bottom metal with inside-the-bow release have been incorporated. Metal finish is a flawless rust blue. STOCK: The superb AAA-grade English walnut blank is shot through with strong, heavy figure to its full length. Appointments include an ebony forend tip, 26 lines-per-inch wrap checkering with  partial mullered borders, double crossbolts with ebony plugs, collared bolt handle, traditional (pancake) scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, floor plate pedestal, skeleton grip cap and an inletted sling swivel stud on the toe line. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.8 pounds and length-of-pull is 15.0 inches over a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Metal and stock finishes are approximately 99 percent with but trace suggestions of handling. The price is firm and layaway is available. $12,500 plus shipping.


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Left hand Dumoulin Imperial Magnum Souvereign .416 Rigby Magnum, square bridge, gold relief busts, engraved, full-length claw extractor, 4+1, snap over, spectacular, 97 percent overall

Dumoulin (Henri Dumoulin & Fils, Belgium) Imperial Magnum Souvereign true left hand .416 Rigby Magnum. An outstanding and properly featured dangerous game rifle, serial 15211 wears a 24-inch barrel (gracefully tapering to .780-inch at the muzzle) fitted with a banded front sight (removable hood with three light ports, matted ramp, fixed blade with silver bead and a flip-up night bead), banded sling attachment point and a matted quarter rib rear sight with three leafs (one fixed and marked 100, two folders marked 150 and 200, both 100 and 150 leafs have gold sighting lines). The double square bridge action (untapped, dovetailed for EAW mounts) has a drop box magazine (3.8-inch magazine box with 4+1 round capacity, snaps over thumbed topping round), full-length claw extractor, jeweled bolt body and follower, sweeping bolt handle, eight-panel checkered bolt knob, three-position safety, single-stage trigger, oversize trigger guard, recessed floor plate release button and timed action screws. An unexpected pleasure in hand, the sleek stock wears an ebony forend tip, 24 lines-per-inch wrap checkering offset with a double border, twin crossing bolts, trapdoor grip cap, scalloped pancake cheek rest with shadow line, inletted sling swivel stud on the toe line and a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad topped with a smooth, hard shoe that won’t hang up on clothing. ENGRAVING: Signed “Dumoulin” followed by what appears to be another “N” under the guard, the engraving is extraordinary! A gold relief bust of a heavily-maned lion graces the left side of the front ring, a leopard watches from the right and a magnificent solid-bossed Cape buffalo bull glowers from the floorplate. Each bust is surrounded by an intricate vine pattern that is in turn supported by delicate gold wire. The pattern continues to nearly full coverage over the action, trigger guard and trap door. In addition to the eight checkering panels circled in gold, the bolt knob ends in a spectacular floral sunburst. For all that, possibly the most striking engraving element is the delicate gold lattice topping each of the bridges. GOLD MARKINGS: “Imperial Magnum Souvereign” appears on the right side of the receiver, the maker’s name is scrolled on the right center of the barrel, “Safe” centers the shroud and “Cal 416 Rigby” floats within a ribbon across the bottom metal. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.8 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.2 inches and drops are 1.5 inches and 1.3 inches respectively. CONDITION: The bore is exceptional, mirror bright with sharp rifling. Barrel finish is approximately 96 percent, with a trace of thinning at the muzzle, scratches on the front sight ramp from removing/replacing the hood and a few other scattered scratches along its length. The action is nearly 100 percent, with one small area of lifting in the gold wire on the upper right side of the floorplate. The grip cap is also nearly pristine. Stock condition is just short of 95 percent, with a general scattering of minor field impressions and light scratches that attest to intended use. The “New England Arms” import mark is hidden on the underside of the barrel just ahead of the forend tip. FUNCTIONING: Bolt operation is frightfully smooth. Feeding, extraction and ejection are effortless. The price is firm and layaway is available. $18,500 plus shipping.


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Left hand Empire Rifles .375 H&H Magnum, express, drop box (6+1), square bridge, Talley, 98 percent

Left hand Empire Rifles .375 H&H Magnum. Serial number DL2736 has a 23-inch heavy sporter barrel (.725 muzzle diameter) with dished crown, banded front sight with white fiber optic bead, banded sling swivel stud and an adjustable ERA island express rear sight. Important features include a double square bridge action machined for Talley rings (quick detaching 1-inch high rings are included), jeweled extractor/bolt body/follower, straight bolt handle, three position wing safety and a steel drop box magazine (6+1 capacity). The bolt closes (snaps over) rounds not fed from the magazine. Metal finish is satin rust blue. STOCK: With the generous profile of a dangerous game rifle, the stock is fashioned from a AA-grade blank of claro walnut with straight grain for strength. An ebony forend tip, 26 lines per inch wrap checkering, double cross bolts, open pistol grip with steel cap, scalloped traditional (pancake) cheek rest with shadow line, inletted sling swivel stud and a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad dress things up. Finish is a satin hand-rubbed oil. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 10.4 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Mechanics operate properly. Metal finish is approximately 97 percent, with a few small scratches into the metal on the front sight band and on the underside of the barrel near the muzzle, plus one small rubbed area on the magazine box. The stock is at least 99 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $9,000 plus shipping.


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Evolution USA .300 WSM, Leupold, Talley, three-position safety, 8 pounds, 98 percent

Evolution USA .300 WSM. Based on a modified and reprofiled Remington Model 700 BDL action with serial G6579202, features include a 24-inch (25.5 inches with integral brake) light sporter barrel, custom cocking piece with three-position wing safety, jeweled bolt, Talley mounts (1-inch low rings) and a premium synthetic stock with textured camo finish, cheek rest and Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. OPTIC: A Leupold VX-III 4.5-14×40 scope with Boone and Crockett reticle, .25-MOA clicks and matte finish is included. DIMENSIONS: Weight (with optic) is 8.0 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: The bore is pristine. Trigger pull is crisp. Metal finish is 98 percent. Stock finish is also 98 percent, with one small finish chip on on the “grip cap”. Optic is similar, clear with great lens coatings. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,500 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 custom Winchester Low Wall .22 Hornet, 1961, Sovenyhazi, 6 pounds, Huey, Leupold, over 95 percent, brilliant bore

Griffin & Howe custom Winchester Low Wall .22 Hornet. Made in 1961 and stocked by Joe Sovenyhazi per Griffin and Howe, rifle number 2408 is a lively little single shot with fine appointments. Features include a 24-inch light sporter barrel with hooded ramp front sight topped with a brass-beaded blade, custom aluminum scope mounting blocks (perfectly fitted to the included Leupold Detacho double lever rings), folding aperture tang sight and an extended lever with knurled cocking ball. Stocked from an elegant walnut blank set, the petite forearm ends in a pointed Schnabel and wears 26 lines-per-inch wrap checkering with a partial double border. The butt is dressed with a slight Monte Carlo comb, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, steel grip cap and a checkered steel plate with widow’s peak. OPTIC: A Leupold Vari-X II 3-9x scope with gloss finish and a Duplex reticle is ready for the varmint fields. DIMENSIONS: Weight (sans scope) is 6.0 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: The bore is superb in every respect. Mechanics operate properly. Metal finish is at least 95 percent with minor evidence of handling and some thinning over the lever. The action has been polished (at customization) with only a slight surface roughness occasionally visible. The block (also polished) shows minor uniform roughness under the finish on either side. Barrel markings (maker and caliber) are tack sharp. Wood is approximately 95 percent, with a scattering of light impressions, an occasional scratch and small areas of thinned finish. There is a tiny hint of a repaired chip at the upper right rear corner of the forend. CASE: Huey case number 1230 is the ultimate accessory, cradling the rifle to perfection with leather and oak-trimmed felt. Three covered compartments are integrated, one holding an inletted ebony-handled cleaning rod base. A brass oil bottle and Boyt 1-inch leather sling are also present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $8,500 plus shipping.


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Colonel Charles Askins’ Griffin & Howe left hand 8mm Remington Magnum, Remington 721B, Guise bolt and safety conversion

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


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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 .338 Remington Ultra Magnum, Model 700, 26-inch 1/10, brake, Timney, McMillan, .5 MOA, 98 percent

Left hand Hill Country custom .338 RUM ( Remington Ultra Magnum ). Built in 2013 on a squared and trued Remington Model 700 action, features of serial number RR52288A include a 26-inch (27.5 inches with Thunder Beast Arms brake) Benchmark match grade stainless steel fluted barrel (1/10 twist, 5R, #6 contour), 20 MOA rail, Pacific Tool and Gauge tactical bolt knob (checkered), Timney trigger and a McMillan A3 Sporter stock (GAP camo, both pillar and glass bedding). Metal finish is Graphite Black Cerakote. ACCURACY: Superior Ammunition with Nosler .300-grain Accubond bullets resulted in a 100-yard group of .449 MOA during factory testing. (Number of rounds in the group was not specified.) DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.8 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Metal and stock finishes are each approximately 98 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,750 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Dallas Safari Club Foundation.


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Hoenig custom Winchester pre-64 Model 70 .375 H&H Magnum, island express, Leupold, superb bore, 95 percent

George Hoenig custom Winchester Model 70 .375 H&H Magnum. Based on a barreled action made in 1949 that wears serial number 110973, features include a 25-inch tapered heavy sporter barrel with original hooded front ramp sight, added island express Rigby-style rear sight with one fixed and four folding leafs (marked 200/300/400/500), barrel-mounted sling swivel stud, cloverleaf tang, carefully-polished internal surfaces, custom bolt release, tuned trigger and contoured bottom metal with Super Grade floor plate. Hoenig’s stock defines the American Classic style, showcasing 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 removed and easily replaced, returning to zero. The bases are permanently attached to the action. ACCURACY: A favorite hunting rifle a regular consignor, it has proven to be exceptionally accurate and also displays a knack for shooting different brands of solids and softs with the same point of impact. DIMENSIONS: Weight, with scope attached, is 9.4 pounds and length of pull is 13.7 inches. CONDITION: Bore is exceptional. Metal finish is about 97%. Wood finish is also about 97% and wood integrity rates at least 95%, with small scattered field impressions concentrated at the balance point. The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,000 plus shipping.


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Hoffman Arms custom Springfield .30-06, game scene engraved, sleek stock lines, horn tip, great bore

Hoffman Arms custom Springfield .30-06. From the storied firm in Ardmore, Oklahoma, this classic American sporter wears a 24-inch barrel with a banded front sight ramp topped by a brass-beaded blade. Although reprofiled, the barrel is original as the date stamp is partially visible on either side of the ramp (the left number being a “5” and the right being a “2”). The action itself has received minimal modifications (markings polished, carefully smoothed raceway, extractor and bolt body jeweled, Lyman aperture rear sight added, trigger face serrated with a checkered tip). The bottom metal has been replaced but the rear of the follower has not been beveled and the two-stage trigger mechanism remains in service. No serial number is present either above or below the wood line. STOCK: Fashioned from a walnut blank with strong lines and understated figure, the overall stock profile is wonderfully slim. The forend tip is horn. Fine borderless checkering with accent points wraps the forearm and bookends the grip shoulders in graceful panels. The slim, open pistol grip is capped with steel and the comb line is all but straight. The stock itself incorporates metal bedding pillars and wears an oil finish. The recoil pad was upgraded at some point in the not too distant past.  ENGRAVING: Sans attribution, the engraving is exceptional. The floor plate anchors the theme with a calling bull moose standing in profile against a forested background which is in turn vertically framed by fields of leafy vines with scroll and fleur accents. The pattern extends over the balance of the bottom metal and guard, then reappears on the front ring and on either end of the barrel. Stippling accents integrate on the front right ramp as well as the top of the ring and over the chamber. The grip cap also wears full coverage and the bolt knob is dressed with a horizontal band of fine checkering. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.2 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.65 inches. CONDITION: The bore is bright, not roughed, and has strong rifling. The action is solid and mechanics proper. At least a partial professional restoration seems likely (given the slight softening of the Hoffman legend engraved in the barrel). Metal finish now stands at approximately 85 percent with only minor instances of roughness showing under the finish. Engraving remains sharp. Jeweling over the extractor and bolt body has softened. Checkering is likely recut and the stock oiled. The price is firm and layaway is available. $8,750 plus shipping.


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Holland & Holland .240 Apex takedown, serial 49, quick release mounts, Swarovski, outstanding bore

Holland & Holland .240 Apex takedown. Based on a much-refined Mauser 98 action, serial number 49 is a spectacular example of why Holland & Holland is regarded among the world’s finest riflemakers. The sleek little rifle features a 23-inch light sporter barrel with partially-banded front sight and sling eye, banded rear sight with one standing (marked 50/200) and one folding (marked 350) leaf, single-lever detachable mounting system, modified bolt handle, conventional two-position safety, trapdoor grip cap and horn butt plate. The safety lever can only partially rise when the scope is in position (remaining “on safe” with some tension although not locked and still allows free bolt operation). MARKINGS: Serial number (49) appears on front ring and guard. “Holland & Holland, 98 New Bond St., London” centers on the barrel, “Holland’s .240 Bore APEX Regd. Super Express Rifle” as well as “Nitro Proved” shows at the shank. “SANS-NOM TACOMA WA” appears under the wood on the front ring. ENGRAVING: .240 APEX CAL.” tops the front scope ring and “No. 49” the rear scope ring, “SAFE” appears in gold and “49” graces the guard. Both the takedown, guard and butt plate screws are timed and enhanced with scroll. OPTIC: A new Swarovski Z3 3-9×36 with plex reticle is included. DIMENSIONS: Weight (scoped) is 8.4 pounds. Length of pull is 14.15 inches. CONDITION: The bore is extraordinary – mirror bright and nearly pristine. Metal finish appears to be original and stands at approximately 70%, although most of the bottom metal coverage has thinned and silvered. Wood finish has thinned, with possible additions of oil. Checkering is worn and flattened. The stock itself bears the impressions of many days afield, in particular on the right side just forward of the butt plate. The barreled action has been glassed its full length. The horn butt plate is flaking and has some chipping and the right butt shows a teardrop area of finish that likely refreshed over a small knot. The scope is essentially new. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $16,500 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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Jeffery 8×57, full stock, Mauser 98, banded, three-position, exceptional Turkish, horn, leather, 6.6 pounds, fair bore, restored

W.J. Jeffery & Co. (London) 8×57 full stock sporter. Based on a much-refined Mauser Model 98 action, serial 3333 wears a 20-inch light sporter barrel (.630-inch muzzle diameter) with a banded front sight assembly (checkered ramp, brass-beaded blade), banded forestock attachment with sling loop and a banded rear sight (drift-adjustable for windage, one fixed leaf along with one folder). The untapped action features a scalloped bolt handle with underside serrations and a three-position flag safety (180-degree rotation). Stocked from a blank of exhibition Turkish walnut with a staggering riot of full-length figure, appointments include a horn forend tip, 24 lines-per-inch wrap checkering with mullered borders (full on the forestock and partial over the grip), flaring comb point, scalloped cheek rest, Leonard Brownell steel grip cap, sling loop on the toe line, leather-wrapped recoil pad and oil finish. The action rests both fore and aft on pillars. MARKINGS: The Jeffery 60 Queen Victoria Street address rides the barrel’s curve. Caliber and proof marks show on the right shank. Both “3760011” and “463373” appear on the right front ring. “4633” shows stamped into the wood (barrel channel). HISTORY: Unknown. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.6 pounds and the length-of-pull is 14.0 inches. CONDITION: The bore shows uniform light roughness and slight softening of the rifling, yet appears wholly viable. Mechanics are positive and act entirely proper in dry operation. At some point the subject of a careful finish restoration, rust blue stands at over 95 percent with tack-sharp markings. Wood is similar, with refreshed checkering. A trio of small scratches, addressed hairlines or a combination of same appear on the right butt just below the heal. The price is firm and layaway is available. $7,500 plus shipping.


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Jeffery .375 H&H Magnum, London circa 2010, engraved, Turkish, collared, banded, express, EAW, cased, 98 percent

W.J. Jeffery (London) .375 H&H Magnum. Based on a refined Mauser 98 action and completed circa 2010, serial 39834 is a wonderfully presented and well-appointed inclusion that would stand tall within even the finest African battery. The 25-inch medium sporter barrel (.625 muzzle diameter) is fitted with a collared front sight assembly (knurled hood, stippled ramp, serrated deck, brass-beaded blade), banded sling swivel stud and a collared island rear sight assembly (stippled ramps, filed deck, one standing express leaf and two folders engraved 1/2/3 then finished with filed faces to void reflection and gold sighting lines for quick and positive acquisition). The action is topped with EAW quick-release mounts (30mm medium) and modified with a straight bolt handle, custom shroud with three-position wing safety, reprofiled (flattened) bolt release with niter blue accent, custom bottom metal with rolled guard and a Timney trigger. STOCK: Shaped from an extraordinary blank of Turkish walnut, highlights include wrap checkering with partial mullered border, crossbolt, open pistol grip, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, steel grip cap (color case), sling swivel stud and a hand-rubbed oil finish. A “hard heel” pad reduces the likelihood of hanging up when bringing to shoulder. The action beds on aluminum pillars. ENGRAVING: The bottom metal is engraved to approximately 90 percent coverage with a bordered leafy vine design surrounding the caliber in gold, the pattern reappearing on the grip cap and crossbolt. “S” and an arrow appear in gold on the right side of the shroud. “W J Jeffery & Co London England” rides the crest of the barrel. “Cal 375 H&H” and “Made In England” show on the right side of the receiver rings. Proof, caliber and “10” have been added to the right rear barrel. The importer’s mark (BSA Milbrook NY) shows on the underside of the barrel ahead of the forearm. The caliber is engraved over the curve of the front ring while both maker and serial appear on the rear ring. Initials “TDH” are on the toe line plate.  The serial is also stamped in the barrel channel. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.0 pounds and the length-of-pull is 14.6 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Metal finish is approximately 98 percent owing to small areas of trace thinning. Wood is at least 99 percent. INCLUSIONS: A faux crocodile leather makers case with brass corners houses a fine leather sling, paired ebony turnscrews, maker’s oiler, cleanng rod and attachments, makers label and charge information. The price is firm and layaway is available. $22,500 plus shipping.


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Jeffery .416 Rigby Magnum, Granite Mountain Arms double square bridge, London, banded, quarter rib, drop box, English, engraved, unfired, cased

W.J. Jeffery (London) .416 Rigby Magnum. Crafted on a Granite Mountain Arms double square bridge magnum Mauser action, serial number 41253 wears a 25-inch tapering heavy sporter barrel (.745-inch muzzle diameter) with a sleeved front sight assembly (removable hood, stippled ramp, serrated deck, brass-beaded blade with pop-up moon bead), banded sling swivel stud and a quarter rib with stippled face and drift-adjustable sight assembly with three express blades (engraved 50/150/250 YDS, gold sighting lines). The action features a niter blue extractor, straight bolt handle, three-position wing safety, niter blue bolt release accent and drop box with an inside-the-bow release button. Primary metal finish is a flawlessly-polished blue. STOCK: Drawn from exhibition-grade English walnut, the stock is highlighted by a softly-angled ebony forend tip, 24 lines-per-inch wrap checkering with partial mullered borders, double crossbolts with steel caps, scalloped traditional (pancake) cheek rest with shadow line, ERA trapdoor grip cap and inletted sling swivel stud. Screws are timed and, as should be expected, finish is hand-rubbed oil. The action beds on a single (forward) pillar. MARKINGS: The serial number appears on the barrel, below the wood line on the action, on the bolt handle and over the guard. “GMA ARV 598” shows on the left side of the front ring. The barrel channel is stamped “253 1/15 JCT”. ENGRAVING: The floor plate is dressed to 80 percent with a bordered leafy vine pattern that wraps around “.416 Rigby” in gold. The wing safety is supported by a gold “F” and arrow. “W.J. Jeffery & Co. London, England rides the barrel’s curve and “NP LP 12” shows just below the quarter rib on barrel right. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 10.8 pounds and the length-of-pull is 14.9 inches. CONDITION: Never afield and likely unfired since proof, the rifle remains new with but trace indications of careful handling. HISTORY: Unknown. INCLUSIONS: A locking canvas case with maker’s label, brass corners and leather accents holds a full-length cleaning rod with attachments as well as a Jeffery cloth. The case itself shows but slight wear. The price is firm and layaway is available. $37,500 plus shipping.


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Jeffery .500 Jeffery, London, Mauser single square bridge, drop box, banded, quarter rib, wing safety, niter accents, unfired

W.J. Jeffery (London) .500 Jeffery. Serial 40637 is an extraordinary dangerous game rifle that stands as testament to the storied maker’s visceral understanding of its intended purpose. The tapering 23-inch heavy barrel (.750 muzzle diameter) wears a banded front sight with forward-folding hood, stippled tapering ramp, serrated flat, brass-beaded blade and a pop-up moon bead. Tipping the hat to recoil, a banded sling swivel stud is seamlessly integrated a respectful distance from the forearm’s tip. A tapering stippled quarter rib secures three drift-adjustable express blades in a serrated flat (one fixed and two folders, optimistically engraved 50/100/200), each with a filed face to void glare and a gold sighting line for quick, positive alignment. The massive Mauser single square bridge magnum action features a three-position wing safety, long backswept bolt handle, checkered bolt knob (two bordered opposing panels) and a drop box magazine the size of a horse trough. Even the Recknagel trigger has a serrated face – for sweaty hands are the rule when a hunter closes with the grand old bull of his dreams. Primary metal finish is, of course, polished rust blue while the follower, extractor and bolt release spring flare with niter. In elegant contrast the shroud, crossbolt, floor plate, ERA trap door grip cap and inletted sling swivel stud are color case.  STOCK: Shaped to perfection from a stunning exhibition grade English walnut blank, formalities include 26 lines-per-inch wrap checkering with partial mullered borders and a single accenting diamond on the forearm belly, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line and a leather-wrapped recoil pad. The trap door holds a replacement double-bead front sight blade with niter base and the butt cradles a mercury cylinder to dampen the rifle’s most sincere recoil. For additional integrity, the action beds down on metal pillars. MARKINGS: “W.J. Jeffery & Co. London England” is centered on the barrel. “Cal .500 Jeffery” dominates the front ring. “NP .500 07” shows just under the rib on barrel right. The safety “S” with arrow, serial on the guard and caliber on the trap door are each engraved in gold. Both barrel and action are serialed below the wood line and the stock is serialed in the channel. Initials “TDH” appear on the toe line shield. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 11.0 pounds and the length-of-pull is 15.0 inches. HISTORY: Unknown. CONDITION: Never afield, condition crowds 100 percent with only trace indications of handling. No accessories are present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $40,000 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon matched pair serial number 4 Laminated Super Continentals in .22 LR and .223 Remington, both new and unfired in box

Kimber of Oregon matched pair of Laminated Super Continental (full stock) rifles in .22 LR. and .223 Remington. Originating from the famed Earl Kelly collection of serial number 4 rifles (others also listed), serials LSM04 (.22 LR, Model 82) and LSM04 (.223 Remington, Model 84) are thought to be one of only three such pairs ever created. Features include 20-inch barrels with banded front sight assemblies topped by brass-beaded blades, scalloped rear sight bases topped with express blades (one fixed and one folding leaf each, the folders remaining green), Kimber bases and flat bolt handles with checkered undersides. The sleek full-length brown laminate stocks wear bordered wrap checkering, scalloped and beaded “Continental” cheek rests, Howell-type inletted sling swivel studs, steel grip caps and checkered steel Neidner butt plates – each with a widow’s peak. Some of these features are thought to be unique among the three pairs. DIMENSIONS: Weights are each approximately 6.9 pounds and lengths-of pull are 13.4 inches. CONDITIONS: New and unfired since factory proof. INCLUSIONS: The original Kimber boxes are present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $10,000 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon 82 Continental .22 Hornet, serial 4, express sights, AA-grade claro, new in box

Kimber of Oregon Model 82 Continental .22 Hornet. Originating from the famed Earl Kelly collection of serial number 4 rifles (others also listed), serial CH4 has a 19-inch barrel fronted by a banded and scalloped front sight assembly backed by a scalloped island rear sight assembly with express leafs (one fixed and one folder, the folder left green). Additional features include a dovetailed receiver, disc safety and a detachable magazine. The full stock is fashioned from AA-grade claro walnut and dressed with partially-bordered checkering panels, steel grip cap, checkered steel butt plate and Howell-type inletted sling swivel studs. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.8 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.6 inches. CONDITION: New and unfired. The original box with correct end label is present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,750 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon Model 82 .22 K-Hornet, serial 4, 1984, ebony, Neidner, straight bolt handle, unfired in box

Kimber of Oregon Model 82 .22 K-Hornet. Originating from the famed Earl Kelly collection of serial number 4 rifles (others also listed), serial KHCC4 has a 22-inch plain medium sporter barrel. Features include a dovetailed receiver, straight bolt handle, disc safety and a detachable magazine. Stocked from a walnut black with strong, rambling figure, highlights include an ebony forend tip, panel checkering, steel grip cap, Neidner checkered steel butt plate with widow’s peak and sling swivel studs. ACCURACY: Dated 9/5/84, the included factory test target shows a group of .236 inches (three shots at 40 feet). DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.8 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.6 inches. CONDITION: New and unfired. What appears to be the original box is present, although the end label and portions of the interior is absent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,250 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon Model 82 S-Series double prototype .22 K-Hornet, Hart, AA-grade claro, Neidner, box, provenance

Kimber of Oregon Model 82 double prototype .22 K Hornet. Originating from the famed Earl Kelly serial number four collection (others also listed), serial H4 is the only surviving .22 Hornet prototype (the other three were disassembled) and was repurposed at the factory to become the first .22 K-Hornet prototype. Features include a 22-inch match grade stainless steel Hart barrel (1/14 twist), dovetailed receiver and rocker safety. The S-Series stock is shaped from AA-grade claro walnut and appointed with an ebony forend tip, wrap checkering, scalloped cheek rest, checked steel Neidner butt plate with widow’s peak and a steel grip cap. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.8 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Metal and wood finishes are approximately 98 percent. INCLUSION: The original box with end writing for both calibers is present. PROVENANCE: An included factory letter signed by Greg Warne attests to the information presented above. RELATED RIFLES: Several serial number 4 Kimber of Oregon rifles from Kel’s collection are offered separately. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,000 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon Model 84 SuperAmerica Tenth Anniversary .223 Remington special edition, 1 of 100, select English, ebony, Neidner, new in box

Kimber of Oregon Model 84 SuperAmerica Tenth Anniversary special edition 223 Remington. One of an edition of 100 rifles, serial 83 of 100 features a 22-inch light sporter barrel with a hooded front ramp sight with white beaded blade, quarter rib with adjustable folding blade, Kimber bases, rocker safety and steel bottom metal. Stocked from a blank of select English walnut, accents include an ebony forend tip, wrap checkering, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, steel grip cap, Neidner checkered steel butt plate with widow’s peak, Howell-type inletted sling swived studs and timed screws. MARKINGS: Bracketing the rear sight blade, a “10” and a star appear in gold. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.4 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.6 inches. CONDITION: New and unfired since factory proof. INCLUSIONS: The original box with correct end label (loose) and instructions are present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,500 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon Model 89 SuperAmerica .25-06, BGR, uncommon features, 97 percent

Kimber of Oregon Model 89 SuperAmerica BGR ( Big Game Rifle) .25-06 Remington. Made in Clackamas, serial 8901210 has two uncommon features – a rust-blued barrel and a synthetic forend tip. Standard features include a 22-inch light sporter barrel, integral bases for Kimber rings, three-position wing safety, steel floorplate with inside-the-bow release button, inletted (Howell-type) sling swivel studs, 24 lines-per-inch wrap checkering, steel grip cap, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line and a Kimber-marked recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.4 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.4 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Metal finish is approximately 97 percent with minor instances of rubbing. Wood finish is the same, with a slight floorplate lift line and light varnish crazing by the forward guard screw. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,000 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon Model 84 7mm TCU, outstanding wood and stock finishing, new in box

Kimber Model 84 SuperAmerica 7mm TCU. Originating from the famed Earl Kelly collection, serial TCU135 is not only a rare caliber but wears an outstanding English walnut stock dressed with flawless wrap checkering. Features include a 21.5-inch barrel, polished blue finish, Kimber bases, rocker (disc) safety and steel bottom metal with an inside-the-bow release. The stock is dressed with an ebony forend tip, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, steel grip cap, inletted (Howell-type) sling swivel studs and a Neidner checkered steel butt plate with widow’s peak. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.2 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: New and unfired with the barest suggestions of handling. INCLUSIONS: The original Kimber hard case (stickered) and cardboard oversleeve (with Kel’s handwritten notes on end), and factory manual are present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $7,500 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon Model 89 Big Game Rifle Deluxe Grade 7×57, AA-grade claro, ebony, 22-inch, box, new

Kimber of Oregon Model 89 Deluxe Grade 7×57. Serial 8901183 in the seldom-encountered Deluxe Grade configuration features a 22-inch light sporter barrel with polished blue finish, matte finish receiver, three-position safety and steel bottom metal (satin finish) with an inside-the-bow release button. The AA-grade claro walnut stock is accented with an ebony forend tip, panel checkering, steel grip cap, inletted sling swived studs and a “pink” Kimber recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.4 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: New and unfired. INCLUSIONS: The original box with correct end label, manual, warranty card (with correct item number designated), other papers and both Kimber cloth slips are present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,500 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon Model 89 Big Game Rifle 7mm Remington Magnum, circa 1988, show gun, factory engraved, gold, select wood, unfired

Kimber of Oregon Model 89 BGR 7mm Remington Magnum. A unique and desirable Kimber, serial SC6000 was created circa 1988 and displayed at national hunting shows including the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation “Elk Camp”. The 23-inch barrel wears a polished blue finish and has a hooded ramp front sight (white bead) along with a quarter rib rear sight (with one standing and one folding express blades). The receiver sports a matte finish (bolt handle, shroud, bottom metal and grip cap are polished to match the barrel) and has integral (square bridge) mounts for Kimber rings, jeweled bolt body/extractor/follower and a checkered bolt knob (four teardrop panels). The stock is shaped from a AAA-grade English blank, wears a gloss finish and is accented with an ebony forend tip, wrap checkering, inletted (Howell-type) sling swivel studs, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line and a steel grip cap. ENGRAVING: Factory engraver J. Michaluk executed a superb bull elk in 24K gold relief on the floorplate, framing the game scene portion with gold wire and then bracketing with bordered leaf and vine. The pattern continues over the guard and the theme reappears on the grip cap. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.2 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Almost certainly unfired outside proof and clearly never taken afield, the bore is pristine. Barrel blue is approximately 99 percent, with light rubbing over a portion of the muzzle. Action finish is essentially 100 percent. Wood is approximately 99 percent, with two insignificant impressions on the toe line. The recoil pad is hardening and darkening. No box is present but the correct manual and marketing questionnaire are included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $6,000 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon Model 89 Big Game Rifle .35 Whelen, early production, likely unfired

Kimber of Oregon Model 89 Big Game Rifle in .35 Whelen. An early BGR in an uncommon chambering, serial number 8901636 has a 24-inch plain barrel (satin blue), matte blue action with Kimber bases, ebony forend tip, panel checkering, inletted (Howell-type) sling swivel studs and a steel grip cap. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.8 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.6 inches. CONDITION: Likely unfired since factory proof, the bore is pristine. Barrel finish is approximately 98 percent, with one minor ding on the underside near the muzzle and several trace tarnish dots over the chamber area. Action finish is at least 99 percent with trace indications of handling. Wood is 98 percent, with one small impression immediately under the model marking on receiver left and another at the heel. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,000 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon Model 89 BR African .375 H&H Magnum, circa 1987, early African, banded, quarter rib, 6+1, unfired

Kimber of Oregon Model 89 African .375 H&H Magnum. Made circa 1987, serial AR0229 is an early African model built on a true magnum-length action with integral mounts (square bridge) for Kimber rings. The barrel is 24 inches long with a banded front sight (brass-beaded blade and flip-up moon sight), banded sling swivel stud, quarter rib with express leafs (one fixed and one folding), three-position Model 70-type safety, straight bolt handle, drop box magazine (6 + 1 capacity, the extractor snapping over the last round) and a trapdoor grip cap (with extra beaded blade and Allen wrench tucked inside). STOCK: Based on a AA-grade English blank with strong, straight grain through the wrist, accents include an ebony forend tip, wrap checkering, twin crossbolts with ebony plugs, traditional (pancake) scalloped cheek rest with shadow line and a Howell-type inletted sling swivel stud on the toe line. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. CONDITION: Likely unfired since factory proof and never taken afield. The bore is pristine. Barrel finish (rust blue) is over 99 percent with but trace indications of handling. Receiver has taken on a uniform plum. Wood (satin) is over 99 percent, with one small impression on the toe line. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $7,500 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon Model 89 African Big Game Rifle .375 H&H Magnum, show gun, engraved, gold, serial BGRX375-1, quarter rib, express, square bridge, drop box, straight bolt, unfired, over 99 percent

Kimber of Oregon Model 89 Big Game Rifle “African” model in .375 H&H Magnum show gun. Completed circa 1987, serial BGRX375-1 is an outstanding example of Clackamas’ best efforts and was no doubt created to showcase both factory engraving as well as the African model (the dangerous game version of the BGR, this rifle not being marked “African” or having an African serial prefix). Features include a 24-inch tapered heavy sporter barrel, banded front sight with conventional brass-beaded blade and flip-up moon sight, barrel-mounted sling swivel stud, quarter rib (hand-matted top and leafs, one fixed and one folder, each with gold sighting lines), magnum-length square bridge action with recoil shoulders (accepts Kimber rings), straight bolt handle, three-position Model 70-type safety, drop box magazine (6+1 capacity, extractor snaps over) trap door grip cap and timed screws. STOCK: Shaped from a straight-grain blank selected for strength, appointments include an ebony forend tip, 26 lines-per-inch wrap checkering, double crossbolts with ebony plugs, scalloped ejection port shoulder, open grip profile, traditional (pancake) scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, inletted (Howell-type) sling swivel stud and timed screws. ENGRAVING: The late Larry Peters, Kimber’s factory engraver, once remarked that he spent more time on this particular rifle than any other during the time of his service. The complex and detailed supporting pattern radiates outward from a gold relief maned lion that graces the floorplate. Bordered by arches of leafy vine, the supporting pattern covers the entirity of the bottom metal, receiver and grip cap. It then reappears on the band, quarter rib, barrel, shroud and bolt handle. “Kimber of Oregon. Inc., Clackamas, Oregon, U.S.A.” is engraved just forward of the rib. The bolt knob is hand-checkered (four complex teardrops over a sunburst). DIMENSIONS: Weight is 10.0 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Likely unfired since factory proof and certainly never hunted. Metal (rust blue) and wood (satin) finishes are at least 99 percent with traces of handling. The ivory moon sight bead is missing (will be replaced upon request). No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $10,000 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon Founder’s Edition Model 89 Big Game Rifle .375 H&H Magnum, second created, engraved, gold, select AAA-grade English, unfired

Kimber of Oregon Model 89 Big Game Rifle Founder’s Edition .375 H&H Magnum. BACKGROUND: During 1987, Kimber of Oregon owner’s Jack and Greg Warne elected to expand from making only rimfire (Model 82) and short-action centerfire (Model 84) rifles. In order to accomplish this an injection of funding was required, so a private placement stock offering was established. The initial outline was to offer at least $1.5M of stock with a minimum investment of $50K per individual. Those investing would be deemed “Founders” and part of their consideration was a Founder’s Edition Model 89 Big Game Rifle in a caliber of their choosing. While the initial edition size was intended to be 14 rifles, only eight were ever produced (according to detailed records kept by Kimber factory engraver, the late Larry Peters). The subject rifle is the second to be created (as designated by its serial number – FE-2). DESCRIPTION: Wearing a heavy sporter barrel sans provisions for open sights, the rifle adopts a general SuperAmerica configuration. The metal wears a polished blue finish and the action the standard capacity (3+1, the full-length claw extractor easily snapping over a hand-fed round). Mounts for Kimber rings are integral (square bridged) with the receiver. The safety is a three-position (similar to a Winchester Model 70). The action, of course, is a true controlled-round feeding design – a hybrid of the Mauser Model 98 and the Winchester pre-64 Model 70. STOCK: Crafted from a specially-selected AAA-grade English walnut blank accented with an ebony forend tip and 24 lines-per-inch multi-point wrap checkering, appointments include recessed (Howell-type) sling swivel studs, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, steel grip cap and a satin finish. ENGRAVING: Larry Peters centered the bust of a roaring grizzly in a circular French gray field, bordered it with gold wire and accented the balance of the bottom metal with bordered and shaded vine. The pattern continues over the receiver and the double lever rings (1-inch medium). The bolt knob is hand-checkered with four panels plus a starburst and the action screws have received similar attention. Signatures of both Jack Warne and Greg Warne are reproduced on gold on either side of the chamber, “Kimber Big Game Rifle” circles the grizzly bust and “Founders Edition, 1 of 14” boldy rides the barrel. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.6 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Unfired and nearly pristine with only minor indications of careful handling, the exception being cracking and darkening on the right side of the recoil pad. INCLUSIONS: The original factory hard case (designated by the affixed Kimber label), box end label (separate from the case), and papers are present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $10,000 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon Model 89 African Big Game Rifle .416 Rigby Magnum, banded, quarter rib, express, drop box, straight bolt, unfired

Kimber of Oregon Model 89 Big Game Rifle African .416 Rigby Magnum. Made circa 1986, serial AF0145 has a 24-inch tapering heavy sporter barrel with banded and hooded front sight (brass-beaded blade and flip-up moon sight), banded sling swivel stud, quarter rib rear sight with express leafs (one fixed and one folding), integral (square bridge) mounts for Kimber rings, straight bolt handle, three-position wing safety and a drop box magazine (4+1 capacity, extractor snaps over hand-fed rounds). The stock features an ebony forend tip, wrap checkering, double crossbolts with ebony plugs, open pistol grip profile, trapdoor grip cap (with extra front sight blade), traditional (pancake) scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, inletted (Howell-type) sling swivel stud on the toe line and a Kimber recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.0 pounds and the length-of-pull is 14.0 inches. CONDITION: Almost certainly unfired since factory proof and clearly never hunted, the bore is pristine. Metal finish (matte rust blue) as well as wood (satin finish) are essentially 100 percent with but trace suggestions of handling. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $8,000 plus shipping.


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

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


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Mauser 98 custom .280 Remington, Austria, octagon-to-round, outstanding metal and wood, 7.2 pounds, 98 percent

Mauser (Oberndorf) Model 98 mountain rifle in .280 Remington. Crafted in Austria, serial 102675 is an superb light weight sporter stocked in richly-figured AAA walnut with end-to-end crossing grain. While every aspect of the wood’s execution, checkering and finish is exceptional, it is the metalwork quality that staggers. A 23.5-inch tapered octagon-to-round barrel has a full-length integral matted rib ending in a raised front sight ramp topped with a brass-beaded blade. The barrel-mounted swivel stud is seamlessly soldered. The single leaf rear folding sight is dovetailed into the rib. Accents include a checkered steel grip cap, checkered steel butt plate with widow’s peak, timed and engraved screws, double triggers, two-position wing safety on a custom shroud and sleek steel bottom metal with a levered floor plate release. The rifle’s markings indicate “Made in Austria” yet execution is American classic with European heritage slightly evidenced by the petite Schnabel forend and the scalloped pancake cheek rest with shadow line. A straight bolt knob is properly configured to clear a scope. No maker’s name is declared. DIMENSIONS: Weight (with bases) is 7.2 pounds. Length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright with no evidence of use. Metal and wood finishes are each at least 98 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,000 plus shipping.


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Kurz Mauser 8×51, Oberndorf, octagon-to-round, integral rib, 6.6 pounds, single stage, light engraving, good bore

Kurz Mauser 8x51mm. A lively little sporter, serial 4325 (appears 3x: underside of barrel, underside of action and inside the barrel channel) wears a Krupp 20-inch octagon-to-round tapered barrel (.575-inch muzzle diameter) with an integral matted tapering rib (.315-inch at the muzzle). The rib is topped with a beaded blade front sight and a dovetailed rear sight with two hand-matted leafs (one fixed and one folder), each dressed with a gold sighting line. The action, bottom metal, grip cap and screws are appointed with light bordering and scroll engraving. Stock accents include a Schnabel forearm, checkered grip with partial Mullered border, scalloped pancake cheek rest with shadow line, checkered horn butt plate and a grip cap with raised initial plate (blank). The rifle is provisioned for sling hooks. ACTION: Notable action features include a straight bolt handle, “hook” roll over safety (180 degrees, three positions), checkered bolt release and single stage trigger). MOUNTS: The included 30mm claw mounts are something of a conundrum and could only have been created by someone with intelligence approximating that of a Biden cabinet appointee. The attach/detach peration is proper, yet the the safety lever contacts the scope tube as it moves into the center (vertical) position. Also, an ocular housing diameter of approximately 1.4 inches or less is required in order not to make contact with the bolt handle during its operation. MARKINGS: “H. Halverscheid” is engraved on barrel right. Barrel left is marked “Hagen.” over the chamber and a silver elongated oval appears along side. The action is marked “49905” on the underside of the receiver with a partial number appearing 3x on the bolt and again on the magazine box. “7.7” appears on the underside as well (bore diameter measures approximately .315-inch). Receiver left is marked “2gGBP St. m. G.” and “Waffenfabrik Mauser-Oberndorf A/N”. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.6 pounds inclusive of rings. Length-of-pull is 13.3 inches. CONDITION: The bore is bright and shiny without signs of roughness. Metal finish is approximately 65 percent, with general thinning and browning. Mechanics operate properly. Wood is approximately 80 percent, with a trace of a stabilized hairline at the tang. The price is firm and layaway is available. $6,500 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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Outstanding David Miller custom left hand 6mm Remington, made for gunwriter Dave Petzal of Outdoor Life, pictured in Miller book, several special features, 98 percent

Left hand David Miller & Curt Crum custom 6mm Remington. Made for Outdoor Life Magazine’s Dave Petzal and based on a much-refined and modified Remington Model 700 short action, serial A6304132 is spectacular in every respect. Important features include a sleek 23-inch barrel  (.525 muzzle diameter), large redundant (AR-15 type) extractor, jeweled bolt body, custom bolt shroud with two-position wing safety, custom bolt handle with three-panel checkered knob, recontoured tang and a checkered steel grip cap. A Leupold Vari-X III 2.5-8x with Duplex reticle is secured in a contoured Miller mount. Metal finish is an ideal rust blue. STOCK: Painstakingly shaped and detailed from an elegant English walnut blank with strong-running figure, appointments include 26 lines-per-inch borderless wrap checkering highlighted by elegant fleurs, sculped darts and scalloped cheek rest with shadow line. The finish is an elegant satin hand-rubbed oil. PROVENANCE: The David Miller legend appears on the barrel and Curt Crum’s stamping rides the inside of the barrel channel. A full page photograph of this rifle captioned as being made for Dave Petzal appears on page 97 of Tom Turpin’s Mastery of Wood & Metal, David Miller Co. book. The included copy is inscribed by the author to the consignor and page 97 is signed by both Miller and Crum. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.4 pounds (scoped) and length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. CONDITION: The bore is bright and shiny. Metal finish is approximately 98 percent. Wood approaches 99 percent, with but one tiny impression on the bottom of the stock near the forward attach screw. The price is firm and layaway is available. $15,000 plus shipping.


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Custom .416 Rigby Magnum on bespoke Prechtl Magnum Mauser action, Lothar Walther, Dennis Smith stock, Lon Paul metal, quarter rib express, Rigby lines, 14.2 inches, over 99 percent

Magnificent bespoke .416 Rigby Magnum on a Prechtl Magnum Mauser action. Completed over the course of six years and bearing the unmistakable lines of a classic Rigby, serial number 0684 is a joint creation of three outstanding craftsmen. BARRELED ACTION: Ordered directly from Gottfried Prechtl (Germany) in 2001, the single square bridge magnum Mauser action is fitted with a 24-inch Lothar Walther barrel (tapering to .710-inch at the muzzle) wearing an integral front ramp, banded sling swivel stud and quarter rib. The front ring of the action is rounded over the sides and then turns to flow forward for a flawless transition into the rib. Additional Prechtl features include a Mauser-style “turn-over” safety, straight bolt handle, Recknagel trigger and a Rigby-style floorplate with a serrated inside-the-bow release button. Magazine capacity is four rounds (not 4+1). Feeding/extraction/ejection is magically smooth and single rounds can be thumbed into the chamber with the extractor closing over sans hesitation. The front sight blade itself is removable from the ramp and the brass bead is properly augmented by a flip-up moon sight. The quarter rib secures a fixed express blade and two folding leafs (marked “200 YDS” and “300 YDS”), each with a gold sighting line. STOCK: Dennis Smith shaped the stock from an exceptionally strong-grained English blank. Appointments include 24 lines-per-inch checkering (wrapping over the forearm and panels on either side of the grip) with partially-mullered borders, twin crossing bolts, scalloped pancake cheek rest with a wrapping shadow line, pedestaled bottom metal, steel grip cap, Howell-type inletted sling swivel stud on the toe line and a Silvers pad. The satin finish provides the perfect subtile accent to each feature and transition. METAL: Lon Paul had the final say with the metal, perfecting the corners and surfaces, filing the rib and rear bridge and applying the elegant rust blue. His work was completed in 2006. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 11.2 pounds and the length-of-pull is 14.2 inches. CONDITION: Test fired only and never hunted, the rifle remains in nearly 100 percent condition with scant evidence of handling. The price is firm and layaway is available. $15,000 plus shipping.


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Purdey .375 H&H Magnum, double square bridge magnum Mauser, Turkish, 4 + 1, express, quick detaching, engraved, superb condition

J. Purdey & Sons (London) .375 H&H Magnum. Made in 2001, rifle number 29783 wears a 23-inch tapering heavy sporter barrel (.765-inch muzzle diameter) fitted with a ramp front sight (stippled approaching face and flat, brass-beaded blade), banded sling loop (accepts .75-inch sling) and an island rear sight base (stippled faces and flat, drift-adjustable assembly with fixed express blade marked “50” and a folder marked “75”, each with a gold sighting line). The double square bridge magnum Mauser action with integral quick-release mounts (30mm medium rings) properly features a long bolt handle (slightly backswept and flared, two-panel checkered knob), three-position wing safety, drop box magazine and an inside-the-bow release button. STOCK: Drawn from an exhibition grade blank of Turkish walnut no doubt selected for its rioting figure and profiled stout, appointments include 26 lines-per-inch wrap checkering with partial Mullered borders, crossbolt, scalloped pancake cheek rest with shadow line, ERA grip cap with trap door and a leather-wrapped recoil pad. The stock wears a hand-polished oil finish and beds on metal pillars. CAPACITY: Four plus one. The extractor snaps over a drop-fed round with minimal pressure. ENGRAVING: The floor plate is graced with delicate bouquet and scroll to the borders, the pattern continuing over the guard and reappearing as accents over the chamber, on the receiver rings, along the bolt handle, over the shroud and finally on the trap. The maker’s name is engraved on both barrel and front ring. The rifle number rides the rear ring and bolt handle. Both the rifle number on the guard and “SAFE” are accented in gold. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.2 pounds and length-of-pull is 15.0 inches. CONDITION: The bore is superb to the point of suggesting little use. Mechanics are as solid as the boss on the Cape buffalo the rifle was made to hunt. Feeding/extraction/ejection are effortless. Trigger pull is positive and sharp. Safety glides between the clicks. Metal finish is over 95 percent with light thinning. Wood is approximately 99 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $40,000 plus shipping.


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Remington 700 custom .300 Winchester Magnum, Leupold 4.5-14x AO, Premier Reticle, pristine bore

Remington Model 700 custom .300 Winchester Magnum. Serial 6310500 is an unattributed custom rifle with a 25-inch plain sporter barrel (recessed crown, .655-inch muzzle diameter). Features include a tuned trigger and a premium synthetic stock with aluminum bedding cradle. OPTIC: A Leupold Vari-X III 4.5-14 scope with adjustable objective, custom ranging reticle by Premier Reticle, target elevation knob, folding level, matte finish and a 1-inch tube is secured in Burris bases and Pos-Align rings. DIMENSIONS: Weight (with optic) is 9.0 pounds and the length-of-pull is 12.9 inches. MARKINGS: In addition to caliber, “Yellow Wolf” appears on barrel left. CONDITION: The bore is pristine. Metal finish is at least 95 percent with some minor scratching and discoloration or tape scum near the muzzle. Stock finish is approximately 98 percent. Optic is clear with strong lens coatings. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,000 plus shipping.


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Remington – Hepburn .38-55, 30-inch octagon-to-round, good bore with viable rifling, 40 percent colors, sharp markings, excellent mechanics

Remington – Hepburn .38-55. Serial number 8255 (appears 2x, on tang and underside of barrel) wears a 30-inch octagon-to-round barrel (.875-inch muzzle diameter) with a recessed crown and hooded post front sight. Additional features include a color case receiver, metal forearm cap and butt plate, folding tang-mounted aperture rear sight and a checkered pistol grip. MARKINGS: Caliber appears 2x (underside of barrel forward of the forearm cap and beneath the forearm on the lower flat), “Remington Arms Co. Ilion NY” rides the top flat, “Hepburns Pat. Oct 7 1879” shows on the lower left receiver and the number 23270 plus an “anchor” is on the lower flat just ahead of the receiver. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.2 pounds and length-of-pull is 14.0 inches. CONDITION: The bore is good overall, with viable rifling and scattered light pitting. Barrel finish is approximately 70 percent, with some thinning/browning and areas of light roughness from tarnish. Receiver colors are approximately 40 percent overall, with general fading and over the top, tang and guard areas, along with spots of tarnish. The aperture disc shows some dimples on its face. Cap and plate silver is approximately 60 percent with some scratches on the plate. Wood is approximately 80 percent overall with sharp checkering, a few small impressions and what is either tiny finish lift or hairline showing at the tang (will stabilize upon request). Markings are also tack sharp and mechanics of the action are strong and positive. The price is firm and layaway is available. $7,500 plus shipping.


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Remington Light Baby Carbine rolling block .44 CF, serial 732, 18-inch, very good bore, antique classification

Remington Light Baby Carbine rolling block .44 CF. Serial number 732 (appears 2x under stock on left side of frame) features an 18-inch banded barrel with tip-up sight. MARKINGS: A “B” appears on the left side of the band, “3” and “6” on the sight face the shooter when the sight is raised, maker and patent date appear in three lines on the tang and “44 CF” shows on the left side of the grip. CONDITION: The bore is bright, with strong rifling and but a few minor dark or rough spots. Mechanics are strong and positive. Metal finish has generally thinned and browned. Surface has spotty darkness and some light roughness. Wood has great integrity and wood surface condition is very good. As this rifle is an antique, no FFL is required for shipment. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,000 plus shipping.


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Rifle Ranch custom Mauser 98 full stock .338 Winchester Magnum, 1973 for gunwriter Craig Fox Huber, AAA-grade claro, Mannlicher, 22-inch, Jaeger trigger, cartridge trap, over 90 percent

Rifle Ranch custom Mauser Model 98 .338 Winchester Magnum. Rifle number 174 was made in 1973 for gunwriter Craig Fox Huber. Features include a 22-inch barrel with banded and textured ramp front sight topped by a brass-wedged blade, scalloped island rear sight assembly with an adjustable folding blade, commercial action, two-position safety, checkered (two panels) bolt knob, lever floor plate release and a Jaeger trigger. Redfield mounts (1-inch low rings) are attached. STOCK: The sleek full stock is shaped from an AAA-grade claro blank with strong figure. Appointments include borderless 24 lines-per-inch wrap checkering, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, twin wood-capped crossing bolts, checkered steel grip cap, cartridge trap (secures four rounds) and timed screws. MARKINGS: “No. 174 Rifle Ranch – Prescott, Ariz.” and “Made to Order for Craig Fox Huber” appear on the barrel. “3090E” is stamped under the wood line. “Hooper Stock Sept. 73” is written in marker under the grip cap. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.6 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.4 inches. CONDITION: The bore is superb, strong and bright. The polished metal finish is well over 90 percent, the adjustment primarily for thinning and freckling on the bottom metal. Wood is 95 percent owing to a modest scattering of fine impressions. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,500 plus shipping.


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Custom Rigby Big Game PH .404 Jeffery, Pac-Nor, quarter rib, ERA quick release, banded, hooded moon, drop box, 97 percent

Custom Rigby Big Game PH .404 Jeffery. Based on a Mauser M98 Magnum double square bridge action with serial number 10703, the original .375 H&H Magnum barrel has been replaced with a 24-inch match grade Pac-Nor machined to the original contour (muzzle diameter .785-inch). Additional custom appointments include an ERA banded front sight assembly (folding hood, fixed blade with white bead, pop-up moon bead), quick release mounting system (ERA G9 Plus, 30mm low) and shroud with a three-position wing safety. Standard Rigby features include a banded sling swivel loop, quarter rib (one standing and two folding express leafs, each with a sighting line), straight bolt handle with checkered knob and a drop box magazine with an inside-the-bow release. STOCK: Shaped from a AA-grade walnut blank, dressings include bordered 24 lines-per-inch wrap checkering, cross bolt with steel caps, traditional (pancake) scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, trap door grip cap (engraved “PH”), sling loop on the toe line and a NECG Universal recoil pad. The action rests on twin pillars and is glassed at the lug. Screws are timed and the trigger is wonderfully tuned. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 10.8 pounds and the length-of-pull is 14.2 inches. CONDITION: The bore is superb. Mechanics are smooth and solid in dry operation. Rust blue is approximately 97 percent with minor instances of rubbing. Wood is well over 95 percent, with an insignificant distribution of modest field impressions. The price is firm and layaway is available. $11,500 plus shipping


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Rigby .450 Nitro Express, 1906, 28-inch, ejectors, long forend, great bores, exceptional regulation and accuracy, cased, ammo

Rigby .450 Nitro Express. Made in 1906 for the Honorable Captain Guy Wilson, serial number 17311 is a Class C double rifle wearing 28-inch barrels with a beaded blade front sight, filed rib, dovetailed rear leafs (one fixed express and three folders left green) and ejectors. Additional features include a barrel-mounted sling loop (1-inch), mechanical safety, bushed strikers, long forend (11 inches), drop points, steel grip cap, sling button and an initial plate (blank). ENGRAVING: The action is graced with bordered vine to 25 percent, the pattern continuing over the tangs, guard, grip cap and screws. “SAFE” appears in gold on the upper tang. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 11.2 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.7 inches over the pad, drops are 1.6 and 2.4 inches, and cast off is approximately .20-inch. CONDITION: The bores are strong and bright. Chambers are smooth. Barrels are full on face and the opening lever rests at center. Trigger pulls, safety, ejectors and the forend latch operate positively and properly. Barrel finish appears to be a vintage refresh (markings have softened although the rib marking remains sharp), the blue thinning to approximately 50 percent with rubs and a few scattered dings in evidence. The action finish appears original with colors given over to silver. Engraving remains sharp. The guard is appears to have refreshed blue with a hint of softening to its engraving. Wood is solid. Checkering is worn and a general distribution of impressions and scratches are present. The pad has hardened considerably and bulged at the ends. ACCURACY: Fired by the consignor with Hornady 480-grain DGX bullets, an included target shows a pair of two-shot, 100-yard groups with an extreme spread of 4.21 inches and superb regulation. AMMUNITION: Five rounds of Kynoch 480-grain softs, 24 rounds of Kynoch 480-grain solids, 24 rounds of Hornady 480-grain DGX and 75 fired cases are included. CASE: A vintage leather takedown case with new interior, sling, oil bottle and decocking block is present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $37,500 plus shipping.


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Ruger 77 Mark II International 6.5x55mm, limited edition, stainless steel, full stock, sights, over 95 percent

Limited Edition Ruger M77 Mark II International stainless steel 6.5x55mm. Serial 792-43384 has an 18.5-inch barrel with brass-beaded blade front sight on a scalloped ramp, adjustable folding rear sight blade on a scalloped island, ring mounts (1-inch high), three-position wing safety and steel bottom metal (inside-the-bow release). The walnut Mannlicher stock features a stainless steel cap, forward sling loop, logo pistol grip cap, rear sling swivel stud and a factory pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.0 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: The bore is superb. Trigger pull is crisp. Metal finish is at least 98 percent with trace indications of handling. Wood is at least 95 percent with a scattering of impressions. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,500 plus shipping.


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Left hand Serengeti Jaguar .338 Winchester Magnum, early production, brake, open sights, AR-15 extractor, spiral fluted, 7.4 pounds, superb bore

Left hand Serengeti Jaguar .338 Winchester Magnum. Made in Wylie, Texas, serial SA020 is outfitted with a 24-inch barrel (25.5 inches including brake), banded and hooded front sight with beaded blade, adjustable ERA island rear sight with notched express blade, AR-15 type extractor, spiral-fluted bolt body, tuned trigger, steel bottom metal with inside-the-bow release, premium synthetic stock with impressed checkering and Talley bases. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.4 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.9 inches. CONDITION: The bore is superb. Mechanics are crisp. Metal finish is approximately 90 percent scattered light rubbing and scratching. Stock finish is approximately 80 percent owing to a concentrated area of rubbing on the right side of the butt. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,750 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Dallas Safari Club Foundation.


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Smith & Wesson .30-06 prototype semi-automatic sporting rifle, 22-inch, detachable box magazine, 98 percent

Smith & Wesson prototype semi-automatic sporting rifle. Chambered in .30-06, serial number XP0046H was almost certainly made by Howa, as it is marked “Made In Japan”. Features include a 22-inch barrel with ramp front sight and Williams adjustable rear sight, drilled and tapped bridge, steel detachable box magazine, crossbolt safety and alloy trigger guard. The action profile is similar to that of a Remington Woodsmaster, yet the bolt release button is located just left of center and near the top of the action. MARKINGS: The Smith & Wesson logo appears on the grip cap and butt plate. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.0 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Bore is pristine. Metal finish is about 98 percent, with a few small areas showing light rubs from shipping and handling. Wood has a few impressions under the finish, with overall condition being about 98 percent with small scuffs at the lower rear of the forend and point of the butt just behind the guard. One of the two screws attaching the bracket for the bolt release button is missing. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,000 plus shipping.


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Tooley custom Remington 700 .308 Winchester, 22-inch stainless, Leupold 3.5-10x with Premier Reticle, Talley, 13.25 length-of-pull, 99 percent

Tooley Custom Remington Model 700 .308 Winchester. Serial G6296598 wears a 22-inch stainless steel barrel (.710-inch muzzle diameter). Features include a jeweled bolt body, tuned trigger, alloy floor plate and a premium synthetic stock. OPTIC: A Leupold Vari-X III 3.5-10x40mm (custom reticle by Premier Reticle, .25-MOA clicks, matte finish, 1-inch tube) is secured in Talley mounts. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.2 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.25 inches. CONDITION: The bore is pristine and trigger pull crisp. Mechanics are solid. Metal and stock finishes are approximately 99 percent. The optic is clear with good lens coatings. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,250 plus shipping.


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Left hand Weatherby Mark V .300 Weatherby, Cerakote, Mag-Na-Port, synthetic stock, bases, 98 percent

Left hand Weatherby Mark V .300 Weatherby Magnum. Serial H111885 is a customized Mark V Deluxe with a Cerakote finish (satin silver), Mag-Na-Port process (four ports) and a premium synthetic stock (green with black accents, textured, Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad). DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.8 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.6 inches. INCLUSIONS: Leupold front and rear extended bases, Leupold 1-inch high rings). No box or papers. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Metal and stock finishes are each approximately 98 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,500 plus shipping.


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Harry Selby’s Weatherby Mark V .300 Weatherby Magnum, 1967, engraved, gold initials, scoped, superb provenance and condition

Weatherby Mark V factory custom .300 Weatherby Magnum. Made in 1967 by special order for a satisfied safari client and presented to renowned African professional hunter Harry Selby, serial number P134412 stands tall among the most important and desirable West German Weatherby rifles ever created. Basic features include a 24-inch barrel, jeweled bolt body, two-panel checkered bolt knob, rosewood forend tip and pistol grip cap with double spacers, intricate skip-line checkering pattern, Buehler mounts and a Weatherby 2-7x scope with fine crosshair reticle. CONFIGURATION: The rifle has a right hand bolt and a left hand (right side) cheek rest, as was Selby’s preference. ENGRAVING: The floorplate presents initials “JHS” (for John Henry Selby – “Harry” was his nickname) in gold relief. The entirety of the action as well as the Buehler mounts wear full-coverage scroll intertwined with flowing grasses, the pattern continuing along the top of the barrel to the middle of the forend tip. PROVENANCE: Dated 2nd August, 2017, a letter with Mr. Selby’s original signature recounts his time with the rifle. MARKINGS: In addition to the standard Weatherby markings, a small “Griffin & Howe, Andover NJ” rides the bottom of the barrel just forward of the forend tip and “181529” shows on the bottom of the trigger guard, these both required as a condition of the recent repatriation from Africa. DIMENSIONS: Weight, with scope, is 8.8 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Engraving is flawless. The barrel blue is approximately 95 percent, with some thinning on the muzzle face and a highlight line along the top between the muzzle and forend tip (no doubt from riding the rack in a safari truck). One small freckle appears on the right side of the barrel a few inches aft of the muzzle. The action finish is 100 percent, with slight thinning on the bolt knob and some thinning following the edges of the floorplate. Even the gold plate on the trigger rates near 95 percent. The stock is also approximately 95 percent overall. The varnish has some light crazing and checkering is tack sharp. One minor impression appears on the left side of the barrel channel, some faint impressions show on the grip cap and along the toe line, and one small area of missing varnish tops the Monte Carlo hump. The scope is optically clear, with lenses and coatings in fine condition. The rubber “bumper” ring on the ocular housing as cracked from pressure of the included covers. HARRY SELBY (1925-2018) is one of the most famous and respected professional hunters who ever swung a rifle onto his shoulder and took up the track. By greatest fortune, he gained the both the respect and admiration of Robert Ruark , becoming internationally famous through Ruark’s writings. Selby served as the inspiration for Ruark’s hero Peter McKenzie in Something of Value and Ruark dedicated what many believe is the finest book ever written about safari life, Horn of the Hunter, to Selby. On a personal level, Ruark was honored to become Godfather to Harry’s son, Mark Selby. The price is firm and layaway is available. $30,000 plus shipping.


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Winchester 52C Sporter .22 LR, 1955, “no sight” version, superb bore

Winchester Model 52C Sporter .22 LR. Made in 1955, serial 90223C has no provision (no dovetail cut) for a rear sight. Features include a 24-inch light sporter barrel (.540 muzzle diameter) with integral front sight ramp (topped with blade, dovetail plug also included). The stock is accented with an ebony forend tip, bordered panel checkering, Monte Carlo comb, cheek rest, Super Grade(inletted) sling swivel studs, steel grip cap and a steel butt plate with widow’s peak. Weaver bases (extended front) are attached and one original magazine is included. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.2 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.6 inches. CONDITION: The bore is superb, strong and bright. Metal finish is approximately 98 percent. Wood finish is approximately 98 percent as well, with a scattering of minor impressions. The price is firm and layaway is available. $6,000 plus shipping.


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Left hand custom Model 70 CRF .264 Winchester Magnum, Holehan build, HS Precision barrel, integral bases, engraved, low round count

Left hand custom Winchester Model 70 CRF .264 Winchester Magnum. A Holehan Long Range Hunter rebarreled by HS Precision, serial G173341 has a host of desirable features. ACTION: Modified and refined by Holehan, the action has integral scalloped bases for Talley rings (30mm high fixed rings are included), reshaped and checkered bolt release button, jeweled full length Mauser-type claw extractor, jeweled magazine follower, checkered (four panel) bolt knob, steel bottom metal with inside-the-bow release button and a properly-tuned Winchester trigger that breaks crisp and positive. The action and floorplate are dressed with leaf and vine engraving. BARREL: A 26.5-inch tapered HS Precision barrel with broad fluting was added. Muzzle diameter is .660-inch and round count is approximately 150. STOCK: A brown laminated sporter stock with ebony forend tip, wrap-around ribboned checkering, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, twin plugged reinforcing bolts, inletted sling swivel studs, steel grip cap (engraved with initials “JDT”) and a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad was part of the original Holehan build. Bedding is on aluminum pillars. The action is glassed and a pressure point has been added just aft of the forend tip. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.4 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. CONDITION: The bore is bright and shiny, reflecting limited use. Metal finish (done at the time of rebarreling) is approximately 95 percent with some scratching on the barrel, guard and bolt knob. Stock is approximately 80 percent, with a general distribution of scratches and impressions. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,750 plus shipping.


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Winchester pre-64 Model 70 Featherweight custom .270 Winchester, 21.5-inch, 13.0 inch length-of-pull, 7.4 pounds, well appointed

Custom Winchester pre-64 Model 70 Featherweight .270 Winchester. Shortened on both ends for a small hunter, serial number 564949 features a shortened (to 21.5 inches) factory barrel with plugged and integrated rear sight dovetail, jeweled bolt body, reshaped and serrated bolt release button, two-panel checkered bolt knob, steel bottom metal and rust blue finish. The custom stock wears wrapped checkering, steel grip cap, inletted sling swivel studs, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line and a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. A mounting system with medium 30mm rings is included. Initials “TC” appear on the guard. Consignor does not recall who did the customization or stock. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.4 pounds with mounts and length-of-pull is 13.0 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Metal finish is at least 95 percent. Wood is approximately 80 percent overall, with a small chip repair at the forward stud, what appears to be a stabilized hairline at the front guard screws and a modest distribution of impressions and scratches. The price is firm. $2,000 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 pre-64 Model 70 serial number 1 & serial number 2

A most remarkable pairing – serial number 1 and serial number 2 Winchester pre-64 Model 70 rifles. Absent anything short of absolute certainty, each of these rifles stands among the world’s most important and valuable sporting arms. That they are paired presents an unequaled acquisition opportunity. Both rifles have a captivating history. According to Roger Rule’s The Rifleman’s Rifle, serial number 1 was marked on January 20, 1936. As Winchester records are unavailable so far as supporting a proper factory letter is concerned, the actual shipping date and destination are unknown. As detailed in Winchester Model 70 No. 1, a feature article appearing in the June, 1990 issue of American Rifleman (bound copy included), the current owner’s uncle purchased the rifle from a hardware store in Durango, Colorado during the 1937 hunting season. Whether new or used when that sale was wrung, the rifle was already fitted with a Lyman receiver sight. Upon returning from the hunting trip, the owner had the rifle drilled and tapped in order to install a 10x Fecker scope, then hunted with it for the next forty years. In 1977, after borrowing it over the course of several deer seasons, the current owner formally acquired the rifle still wearing the Fecker and with the Lyman sight in tow. Staggeringly, another ten years passed before a chance showing resulted in a dealer getting the vapors and blurting a surprisingly high offer. This sparked a curiosity which lead to the realization that his plain old Model 70 was the first of its kind. With significant reservation, the rifle was retired from hunting after 50 years of faithful and flawless service. Published in 1982 by Alliance Books, The Rifleman’s Rifle did much to expand and solidify collector interest in Winchester pre-64 Model 70 rifles. Quite naturally, the owner of the number 1 rifle acquired a copy as part of his research. Page 193 carried a photo of serial number 2 from the author’s collection, and page 52 showed a photo of a letter from Richard Pelton, Winchester’s Director of Marketing dated March 6, 1980. Written to Mrs. Ethel M. Lied, the letter mentions the January 20, 1936 marking date for the number 1 rifle and also states that assembly of Model 70 rifles did not begin until 1937. Pointedly, the letter references Mrs. Lied’s inquiries as to the value of her rifle – serial number 2. No doubt, ownership of the number 2 rifle passed to Roger Rule at approximately this time. At some point thereafter, the number 2 rifle was presented for sale at a major gun show attended by the owner of rifle number 1. As things tend to do, one lead to another and ownership of serial number 2 transferred. To no surprise, both rifles are of “standard” configuration and chambered in .30-06 Springfield. Serial number 1 condition: The bore remains smooth, strong and viable. Drilling/tapping for scope mounting includes 2x on the barrel just forward of the rear sight boss and 2x on the front ring. The rear sight is absent and the dovetail is protected with a “plug”. Overall metal finish is approximately 65 percent, as expected after 50 years of use in the hunting fields. Wood integrity is strong (absent cracks or chips). Wood finish condition is also approximately 65 percent overall and the checkering is smoothing. Finish is thinning or absent in places and a general distribution of field impressions and scratches are in evidence. The bolt body is faintly marked “1” in electric pencil (or similar). The Fecker scope is viable and remains optically clear, with surface finish of approximately 70 percent. Serial number 2 condition: The bore remains smooth, strong and viable. Drilling and tapping for scope mounting includes 2x on the front ring, with the rear ring untapped. Overall metal finish is approximately 80 percent. Wood integrity is strong (absent cracks or chips). Wood finish condition is also approximately 80 percent overall. Checkering is strong. A general distribution of field impressions and scratches are in evidence. The bolt body is faintly marked “2” in electric pencil (or similar). Inclusions: In addition to a complete bound set of American Rifleman magazines from 1990 with the referenced article, a personalized letter detailing the known history and transfer details of the rifles will be provided by the owner. Price is firm at $1,750,000, and an installment purchase may be arranged following a suitable deposit. The pair will not be separated. All transportation arrangements and associated costs are the responsibility of the purchaser.


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Winchester pre-64 Model 70 .375 H&H Magnum, custom AAA-claro, express, 14.6 LOP, over 99 percent

Winchester custom pre-64 Model 70 .375 H&H Magnum. Serial 426244 is a magnum-length factory barreled action featuring a 25-inch tapered heavy sporter barrel, ramped and hooded front sight, custom scalloped island rear sight with adjustable express blade, reprofiled bolt release button, light weight firing pin and steel quick-release rings (30mm medium). Unattributed as to maker, the AAA-grade claro walnut stock is dressed with bordered wrap checkering accented with diamonds, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, contrasting wood grip cap, double crossbolts, Howell-type inletted sling swivel studs and a Pachmayr recoil pad. The action is glass bedded to forward of the chamber area and on twin aluminum pillars. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.4 pounds and the length-of-pull is 14.6 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Bolt body number matches the receiver. Metal (rust blue) and wood finishes are at least 99 percent as the rifle was never hunted following customization. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,500 plus shipping.


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Custom Winchester pre-64 Model 70 .416 Remington Magnum, 20-inch, express, magnum-length action, great bore, 95 percent

Winchester pre-64 Model 70 custom .416 Remington Magnum. Based on a magnum-length action, serial 276163 has a 20-inch custom barrel with banded and hooded front sight topped by a red-beaded fiberoptic blade, banded sling swivel stud and a scalloped island rear sight assembly (adjustable, express blade with white sighting line). The stock has been modified with a single crossbolt, full-length glass bedding and an inletted Super Grade sling swivel stud on the toe line. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 10.0 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.65 inches. The barrel is not marked as to brand and the source of custom work is unattributed. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Refinished at the time of customization, bluing over the barrel and action is approximately 97 percent. Bottom metal appears to retain its original finish and is approximately 95 percent. Stock finish is approximately 98 percent. AMMUNITION: Several boxes of Federal Premium ammunition is available separately. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,500 plus shipping.


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

Winchester Model 1876 Deluxe .50 Express (.50-95) with Cody letter. Made in 1881, serial number 19556 features a 26-inch round barrel with beaded front sight, elevator rear sight, half magazine, color case action, pistol grip with ebony inlay, sling loops and a checkered shotgun butt plate with widow’s peak. The wood is exceptional, both forearm and butt shot through with a dynamic sunburst of dark grain graced with fine wrap-around bordered checkering. LETTER: Dated 7/19/99, the Cody letter list most features, then adds the comment “see order for balance”. ENGRAVING: Not referenced in the letter, what appears to be factory engraving highlights the forearm cap, sides and rear of the hammer, and sides and bottom of the lever. MARKINGS: A “P” and “123” appear on the underside of the barrel (under the forearm wood). Of note, there are no proof marks in this area to indicate the rifle was shipped to India or Africa. Also hidden, the front of the action has a mark best described as a “T” inside a “W”. “Winchester Repeating Arms New Haven CT” and “King’s-Improvement-Patented (and dates)” appear as two lines within the full-length matting on top of the barrel. “50” and “Cal.” appear on opposite sides of the matting at the base of the barrel. “Winchester Express” and “.50 Cal. 95 Grains” appear in two lines on the sliding dust cover, and “50-95” is engraved on the bottom of the carrier. “Model 1876” appears on the tang and the serial number is just below the lever lock. CONDITION: Engraving and markings are sharp. The bore is browning with a light scattering of roughness, but remains wonderfully viable. Barrel blue has thinned to about 40 percent, with some areas of surface roughness toward the muzzle. Action colors have browned to about 30 percent, yet the surface is absent any significant flaws. The lever locks up tight and the action operates with authority. Checkering shows minimal flattening and wood finish is both uniform and strong. Both stock and forearm have a scattering of small nicks and impressions. The stock as a small hairline of about .25-inch on the pistol grip between the tang and the grip’s ebony inlay. The butt plate is without issue. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.8 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. INCLUSIONS: Cody letter and photocopy of order book sheet. The price is firm and layaway is available. $21,500 plus shipping.


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Bill Wiseman custom .223 Remington, Wiseman action, Leupold, detachable magazine, 7.4 pounds, 97 percent

Bill Wiseman custom .223 Remington. A light and lively rifle with youth dimensions and based on a Wiseman action, serial number 550-207404 features a 20-inch light sporter barrel, Sako-type receiver with integral dovetails, custom bases, detachable magazine (inside the bow release button) and a premium synthetic stock with textured finish. OPTIC: A Leupold Vari-X III 3.5-10x scope with Duplex reticle and .25-MOA click adjustments is in position. DIMENSIONS: Weight (with optic) is 7.4 pounds and the length-of-pull is 12.75 inches. MARKINGS: The consignor’s name is engraved on barrel right and “Custom by Bill Wiseman” is centered. CONDITION: The bore is superb and trigger pull outstanding. Metal finish is approximately 97 percent. Stock finish is over 95 percent, with some finish chipping on the front of the grip. The optic is clear with good lens coatings. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,250 plus shipping.


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