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.
Anschutz 1430-1434 .22 Hornet, 24-inch, open sights, mounts, 99 percent

Anschutz Model 1430-1434 .22 Hornet. Imported by Savage, serial 1070751A features a 24-inch tapered sporter barrel (.650 muzzle diameter, dated 1974) with a hooded ramp front sight (post) and a Lyman folding rear sight (drift windage, sliding blade elevation). The stock is dressed with bordered skip-line checkering panels, Schnabel forend, right side palm swell, rosewood grip cap with white inlay and a roll-over Monte Carlo comb with scalloped cheek rest. Redfield mounts (1-inch medium rings) are attached. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.4 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.6 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Metal and wood finishes are both in excess of 99 percent. It is doubtful this rifle was ever taken afield. No box, papers or additional magazines are present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,250 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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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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Browning High-Power Safari .270 Winchester, Belgium, long extractor, pristine bore, 97 percent

Browning High-Power Safari Grade .270 Winchester. Serial 56706L70 has a 22-inch barrel with a hooded ramp front sight (brass-beaded blade), adjustable rear sight (folding), Mauser action with long extractor and Redfield mounts (1-inch low rings). The stock incorporates sling swivel studs and retains the original Browning butt plate. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.2 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.65 inches. CONDITION: The bore is simply pristine. Metal finishes are approximately 97 percent due to fading of the gold fill in the floorplate engraving. Wood condition is also approximately 97 percent, this owing to a few scattered impressions and faint varnish crazing. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,750 plus shipping.


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Browning M1919A4 .308 and .30-06 semi-auto conversion and restoration by Allied Armament, belt fed, tripod, accessories, never used

Browning M1919A4 .308 Win. and .30-06 converted by Allied Armament to semi-automatic. Originally made at Saginaw by General Motors, this belt-fed Browning was restored and converted by Allied Armament. Now wearing serial number 171, it includes two barrels (.308 and .30-06). A host of included features include tripod as well as handgrip/bipod configuration, crank and extensions. CONDITION: Appears to be unfired since restoration and conversion. SHIPPING: Purchaser to pay all costs associated with shipment as directed. TRANSFER: It is the purchasers responsibility to ensure that this firearm is legal for transfer and ownership in their city/state. The price is firm and the package will not be separated. $8,000 plus shipping.


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Browning Model 78 Bicentennial consecutive pair .45-70 rifles, engraved by Coenen and Hupkens, cased, knives, unfired

Browning Model 78 Bicentennial .45-70 consecutive pair. Rifles 17760610 and 17760611 each feature a polished blue 24-inch octagon barrel (.830 muzzle diameter) with recessed crown, blade front sight and a dovetail-mounted rear sight. The rear of the barrels and the tops of the receivers are drilled/tapped for bases as well. STOCKS: Each rifle is stocked in select high-grade walnut. Forearms incorporate a soft Schnabel and bordered checkering with sweeping points and interior diamonds. The straight grip butts have crescent plates. Sling swivel cups are also incorporated. ENGRAVING: Both rifles have engraved receivers with a bison on the right and an eagle on the left, each surrounded by a circular border. The balance of the receiver sides, top and bottom are dressed in scroll – the pattern continuing some three inches along the top of the barrel and reappearing near the muzzle and at the top of the crescent. Rifle 610 is signed by Coenen while 611 was engraved by Hupkens. DIMENSIONS: Weights are 8.2 pounds and lengths-of-pull are 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Both are thought to be unfired. Rifle 610 has a pristine bore. Metal finishes are essentially 100 percent. Wood is nearly 100 percent as well, the exception being a few very minor instances of varnish lift. Rifle 611 is similar to its mate, with the minor varnish lifting showing at the top of the grip (edges of checkering) and a few microspots of tarnish on the sides of the lever. COMMON INCLUSIONS: Each rifle is presented in a locking wood case with special lid label and mated with a numbered Browning knife. Manuals, Browning 78 Bicentennial pamphlet, medallions and keys are also included, as is a single set of sling loops. The price is firm and layaway is available. $7,500 plus shipping.


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Browning Model 78 .45-70, 24-inch octagon, crescent, mounts, 97 percent

Browning Model 78 .45-70. Serial W5780872 features a 24-inch octagon barrel (.800 muzzle diameter), blade front sight and a drift-adjustable rear sight. The barrel and receiver are both tapped (Browning bases and 1-inch medium rings are included). The forend has a mild Schnabel and wrapping bordered checkering. The butt has a crescent plate. Sling swivel cups and loops are also present. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.2 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.25 inches. CONDITION: The bore is pristine. Metal finish is approximately 97 percent, with a few scattered and minor freckles. Wood is also approximately 97 percent, with a few minor impressions and rubs on the butt. The original box and manual are included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,500 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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Cooper 57-M CCL .17 HMR, 2003, superb English, checkered knob, skeleton grip cap, one-hole test target, new in box

Cooper Model 57-M CCL .17 HMR. Made in 2003, serial HMR548 is a heavily-featured rifle with select English (French) walnut ordered by Cooper’s most particular customer. Features include a 22-inch sporter barrel (.595 muzzle diameter) with recessed crown and no provision for open sights. The action wears Warne bases. Important appointments include a checkered bolt knob (three bordered teardrops), ebony forend tip, borderless wrap checkering accented with flowing ribbons and points, inletted sling swivel studs, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, skeleton grip cap and a checkered steel Neidner butt plate with widow’s peak. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.2 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. CONDITION: New and unfired. There is trace evidence (faint lines) on the ebony forend tip that suggest it might have developed a drying crack after installation which was repaired by the Cooper factory prior to finishing (the original finish has not been altered). ACCURACY: The included laminated factory test target shows a three-shot group that is literally one hole. INCLUSIONS: The original manual, box and oversleeve with correct end label are present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,000 plus shipping.


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Dakota Model 10 .270 Winchester, special hand-select Bastogne walnut, 6.6 pounds, 2006, .64 MOA factory test target, new

Dakota Arms Model 10 .270 Winchester. Hand-selected by one of Dakota’s major distributors for his personal collection, serial SS0827 remains unfired. A singularly superb example, it wears jaw-dropping Bastogne walnut which is in turn accented with graceful borderless checkering, hand-rubbed oil finish and a steel grip cap. The 23-inch light sporter barrel has a banded sling swivel stud and Talley bases. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.6 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.6 inches. ACCURACY: Dated 9/26/06, the included factory test target shows three shots with a center-to-center spread of .640-inch from 130-grain Ballistic Tip ammunition at a distance of 100 yards. CONDITION: New and unfired. INCLUSIONS: Talley bases, test target, Certificate of Ownership (blank) and the original plastic shipping case (no end label). The price is firm and layaway is available. $7,500 plus shipping.


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Dakota Arms Model 97 Hunter 7mm STW, open sights with flip-up night bead, Talley, 25-inch, over 95 percent, pristine bore

Dakota Arms Model 97 Hunter 7mm STW (Shooting Times Westerner). Serial GB-7STW features a 25-inch (properly measured) free floating barrel with a ramp front sight topped by a brass-beaded blade and a flip-up night bead, island express rear sight (drift-adjustable for windage, shallow “V” with center notch and sighting line), Talley double lever mounts (30mm low rings), full-length Mauser claw extractor for true controlled round feeding and extraction, blended bolt release, three-position wing safety and steel bottom metal with inside-the-bow release. The premium synthetic stock wears a black textured finish with gray highlights. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.4 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.6 inches. CONDITION: The bore is pristine. Metal finish is over 95 percent, with trace thinning at the muzzle and over the bolt knob, a few micro-scratches on the underside of the barrel, trash tarnish on the bolt body and spot thinning on the bottom metal. The stock finish is nearly 100 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,500 plus shipping.


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Dakota 76 .300 Winchester Magnum, scaled dangerous game configuration, drop box, express with flip-up night sight, Talley levers, sub-MOA, 2007, test fired

Dakota Model 76 Safari .300 Winchester Magnum. Hand-selected by one of Dakota’s major distributors for his personal collection, serial number 3220 remains unfired. Special features of this scaled dangerous game rifle include a 23-inch sporter weight barrel, ramp front sight with flip-up night bead, banded sling swivel stud, island express rear sight with notched express blade (windage adjustable), full-length claw extractor for true controlled-round feeding, three position wing safety, cloverleaf tang, integral bolt release and a drop box magazine with inside-the-bow floorplate release. Stocked in a superb AAA-walnut blank, accents include an ebony forend tip, wrap-around borderless checkering, steel grip cap, scalloped cheekpiece with shadow line and an inletted (Howell-type) sling swivel stud. Talley mounts (1-inch medium double lever rings) are included. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.0 pounds with mounts and length-of-pull is 13.6 inches. CONDITION: Test fired only and never taken afield. Two minor rack impressions appear in the stock on either side of the barrel just below the forend tip. ACCURACY: Dated 12/3/07, the included factory test target shows three shots with a center-to-center spread of .790-inch from 180-grain Federal Power Shok Speer HotCor S.P. ammunition at a distance of 100 yards. A second test target from the same session shows a three-shot 50-yard group fired with the open sights measuring 1.17 inches and hitting dead center. INCLUSIONS: Test targets (two), Certificate of Ownership (blank), logo patch and the original plastic shipping case (no end label). The price is firm and layaway is available. $7,250 plus shipping.


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

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


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Dakota 76 Safari left hand .338 Winchester Magnum, express sights, drop box magazine, superb wood, pristine

Dakota Arms left hand Model 76 Safari .338 Winchester Magnum. Serial 0090L features a 23-inch tapering sporter barrel (.630 at muzzle), blade front sight with partial brass-faced blade, Mag-Na-Port (four ports), banded sling swivel stud, island rear express sight with unregulated express blade, Talley mounts (1-inch low rings), three-position wing safety and a drop box magazine for 4 + 1 capacity. Stocked from a heavily-figured blank of Turkish walnut with full-length crossing grain and fetching reddish hues, the wood is dressed with a hand-rubbed oil finish, ebony forend tip, 26 lines-per-inch borderless wrap checkering, steel grip cap, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line and a Kick-Eez recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.8 pounds (with mounts) and length-of-pull is 13.9 inches. CONDITION: Likely unfired since leaving the factory, the rifle is pristine inside and out. No box or papers are present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $6,000 plus shipping.


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Rigby .375 H&H Magnum, Tomlin gold busts and scroll, Dakota 76 drop box barreled action, quarter rib, trapdoor, night bead, EAW mounts, fine condition, optional ammo

John Rigby & Company .375 H&H Magnum. Based on a Dakota Model 76 Safari magnum-length barreled action with a drop box magazine, serial 2373 is a well-appointed and lively dangerous game rifle that features a 23-inch medium sporter barrel wearing a banded front ramp with removable hood, sight blade with brass bead and a pop-up night sight, banded sling swivel stud, quarter rib with three leafs (one fixed and two folders, each with a gold sighting line and respectively engraved 75/150/250). The action is topped with EAW Quick-Loc pivot mounts (30mm rings) and has a full-length Mauser claw extractor, Model 70-type three position wing safety, jeweled bolt body, checkered bolt knob (three bordered teardrop panels) and a cloverleaf tang. Additional metal appointments include twin crossing bolts and a trapdoor grip cap. The stock is fashioned from a heavily-grained blank of English walnut and dressed with a contrasting forend tip, fine wrapping double-bordered checkering, a generous traditional scalloped cheek piece with shadow line and a Pachmayr recoil pad. ENGRAVING: Signed by Lisa Tomlin, the floorplate presents two magnificent lion busts in gold (inspired by artist Daniel Smith’s work “Allied Forces”) set in a oval border and further enhanced with elegant scroll. The pattern reappears on the guard, grip cap and crossing bolts. Additional gold highlights include “John Rigby & Co.” on the rib, “375 H&H Mag” on the barrel, “Rigby” on the receiver left, the Rigby addorsed Rs on the trapdoor cap and initials “JPB” on the guard. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.2 pounds and length-of-pull is 14.2 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. All aspects of engraving are flawless. The barreled action finish is approximately 90 percent, with thinning in spots. A small impression is visible on the left side of the quarter rib base at the barrel line. Stock integrity and finish are at least 98 percent. OPTIONAL AMMUNITION: Available separately for $1,500 are 20 boxes of Federal Cape-Shok ammunition: 10 boxes 300-grain Nosler Partition and 10 boxes 300-grain Trophy Bonded Sledgehammer solids. This ammunition will not be sold separately. INCLUSION: A premium leather padded cobra sling from Murray Leather is included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $10,000 plus shipping.


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Dakota 76 African .416 Rigby Magnum, express, flip-up night bead, Don Allen era, special select, unfired

Dakota Model 76 African .416 Rigby Magnum. Hand-selected by one of Dakota’s major distributors for his personal collection, serial number R0461 remains unfired. Special features include a 24-inch barrel, ramp front sight with brass-beaded blade and flip-up night bead, banded sling swivel stud, island express rear sight with express blade (remains green), Dakota scalloped bases, full-length claw extractor for true controlled-round feeding, three position wing safety, cloverleaf tang, integral bolt release and a drop box magazine with inside-the-bow floorplate release and timed screws. Stocked in a AAA-walnut blank with strong contrasting grain, accents include an ebony forend tip, twin ebony-capped crossbolts, wrap-around borderless checkering, steel grip cap, scalloped cheekpiece with shadow line and an inletted (Howell-type) sling swivel stud. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.8 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.65 inches. CONDITION: New and unfired. INCLUSIONS: Certificate of Ownership signed by both Don and Norma Allen, cloth patch, original box end label and manual. The price is firm and layaway is available. $9,000 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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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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Griffin & Howe left hand Winchester pre-64 Model 70 .243 Winchester, high condition

Griffin & Howe left hand (both bolt and stock) Winchester pre-64 Model 70 .243 Winchester. G&H number 2354 / Winchester serial 355049 is a most appealing example of the storied New York firm’s best efforts. CONVERSION: The bolt handle has relocated to the port side, while the extractor and recontoured safety lever remain in their original positions. The bolt release has been replaced with a flat checkered button. Additionally, the tang appears to have been slightly recontoured and now hints of a cloverleaf. FEATURES: The 24-inch barrel has a hooded front ramp. The bolt body, extractor and follower are jeweled, and the bolt knob wears a bordered ring of positive checkering. The stock is accented with an ebony forend tip and 24 lines-per-inch wrap-around bordered checkering, steel grip cap and a checkered steel butt plate with widow’s peak. Blending of the shadow line, scalloped cheek rest and modest Monte Carlo is most properly executed. DIMENSIONS: Weight, with mounts, is 8.4 pounds and length-of- pull is 13.8 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright, with the faintest suggestion of roughness (possibly tool marks) showing near the muzzle under magnification. Polished rust blue is in excess of 95 percent, with thinning at the muzzle and a thin spot at the top of the barrel just ahead of the front ring. Wood finish/condition is well in excess of 90 percent, with some thinning, rubs and scattered impressions. The front sight blade is absent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,000 plus shipping.


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

Griffin & Howe .257 Roberts on a much-refined Winchester Model 54 barreled action. Made in 1936, serial number 47690A retains the original 24-inch chrome moly steel barrel with integral front sight ramp. A banded sling swivel stud has been added and the rear sight boss dovetail is capped. The action has been improved to cock-on-open and a color case safety lever clears the scope. A Griffin & Howe side mount and a Lyman receiver sight (missing aperture) have been added. Additional metal appointments include a deep rust blue finish along with jeweling on the bolt body, extractor, follower and rail. The stock has been shaped from a dense walnut blank with bold grain. Accents include a horn forend tip, 24 lines-per-inch wrap-around bordered checkering, capped pistol grip, English cheekpiece with shadow line, sling swivel stud and a metal butt plate featuring a widow’s peak and border engraving. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.8 pounds as pictured. Length of pull is 14 inches. CONDITION: Metal finish is is about 98 percent. Wood is 97 percent, with a few scattered minor field impressions. The bore is bright and shiny, with strong rifling. SCOPE: Hensoldt Wetzlar Zeil-Dialyt 4x with 22mm (.860 inch) main tube and post/crosshair reticle. The scope is adjustable for elevation, with the windage adjustment built into the base. Optically clear, a small area of debris is visible at the edge of the field of view near two o’clock. INCLUSIONS: Griffin & Howe logo leather sling. The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,000 plus shipping.


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Griffin & Howe 7mm Mauser (7×57), commercial Model 98, Fugger gold busts and scroll, 7.2 pounds, history letter, fantastic condition

Griffin & Howe 7mm Mauser (7×57). Rifle number 2284 is special, a light sporter with spectacular gold relief engraving attributed to Joseph Fugger. The 21-inch barrel wears a banded front ramp and the commercial Mauser action has a jeweled bolt body, rail and follower. Additional features include a Lyman 48 receiver sight (aperture), checkered bolt knob and two-position side safety. The stock begins with an ebony forend tip and is dressed with wonderful wrap-around 26 lines-per-inch bordered checkering, cross bolt, steel grip cap, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, blank oval on the toe line and a checkered steel butt plate with widow’s peak. ENGRAVING: While unsigned, the superb engraving is attributed to Joseph Fugger per the included Griffin & Howe history letter. Highlights include a gold elk bust on the floorplate and gold antelope bust on the guard, both in flawless relief. Each bust is surrounded by intricate, delicate scroll, the pattern also appearing on the front ramp, barrel shank, bolt handle and screws. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.2 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.8 inches. CONDITION: The bore is pristine. The polished rust blue stands at approximately 97 percent, with only minor indications of being afield that include modest spots of tarnish and a bit of thinning on the bolt knob. The heavily-figured stock is also approximately 97 percent, with a modest scattering of minor field impressions. The bolt release button operates properly, although with resistance. HISTORY: Per included documentation from the Griffin & Howe Historian, it appears the rifle was built in 1959 (based on numbering sequence). It was returned to the market in 1962 via Abercrombie & Fitch and then sold two additional times by the firm thereafter. The history letter also states “The engraving on the rifle strongly suggests that the engraver was Joseph Fugger who was a G&H engraver at that time. Although unsigned, there is one extremely small detail which is attributable to Mr. Fugger. This detail is the extension of the vertical stroke of the ampersand in the legend “Griffin & Howe” engraved on the barrel. This particular mark was described to this researcher by Joseph Bayer, a G&H engraver, now deceased, who trained under Joseph Fugger.” Included* with the rifle is the original two-page history letter plus three pages of notes signed by the Historian. Also present* are 24 additional photocopy pages of supporting documents such as ledger sheets and sale catalogs where the rifle is listed. The price is firm and layaway is available. $7,500 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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Heckler & Koch HK 94 9mm, 1986, telescoping, six 30s, accessories, custom hard case, 97 percent

HK 94 9mm carbine. Serial number 10159 with date code “IG” (1986) is a heavily accessorized carbine with a 16-inch barrel and telescoping stock. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright, with sharp rifling. Metal finish is approximately 97 percent with cycling and handling highlights. Mechanics are proper and the trigger pull is very good. INCLUSIONS: Six 30-round steel magazines, magazine coupler, loading and unloading tools, solid forearm, tactical forearm with flashlight (pressure switch), Fleming end cap, plastic faux forearm with “suppressor” (broken, does not fit in case), sling, wrench/driver, cleaning kit and manual are housed in a custom-fitted aluminum case. The price is firm and layaway is available. $7,500 plus shipping.


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Heym Dural drilling in 16 x 16 x 7x57R, scalloped boxlock, 6.4 pounds, 2.75-inch, 23.5-inch, pop-up rifle sight, horn guard

Heym (FW) Dural drilling in 16 x 16 x 7x57R. Serial 41682 (followed by “AH”) has 23.5-inch barrels with a blade front sight and pop-up rear rifle sight. The matted rib is fitted with bases for detachable claw mounts (not present). Shotgun barrel chambers are 2.75 inches and chokes are F/F. The scalloped boxlock Dural (alloy) action wears basic scroll engraving accents. Additional features include mechanical triggers, extractor, mechanical safety, bushed strikers, horn guard and sling loops. DIMENSIONS: Weight is just 6.4 pounds and length-of-pull is 14.25 inches. CONDITION: The bores are strong and bright with a hint of roughness just ahead of the chamber in the rifle bore. Barrels are on face and the opening lever rests just left of center. Trigger pulls are crisp. Finish over the barrels is approximately 75 percent with some thinning. Action finish is approximately 80 percent. The horn guard has a hairline crack (will be repaired N/C upon request). Wood is approximately 85 percent with scattered impressions and thinning oil finish. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,750 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 tinned, 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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Kimber of Oregon .22 LR custom by Mark Moon, 1982, AAA-grade English, precise checkering, over 99 percent

Outstanding Mark Moon custom Kimber of Oregon Model 82 .22 LR. Finished in late 1982 per the barrel channel marking, serial number 3356 wears a 24-inch custom sporter barrel (.60 muzzle diameter, no provision for open sights). Features include a jeweled bolt body and a custom bolt handle with bordered five-panel checkering on the knob. The stock was shaped from a AAA-grade English blank and wears precise 26 lines-per-inch borderless wrap checkering accented with fleurs and ribbons, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, steel grip cap, steel butt plate with widow’s peak, timed screws, sling swivel studs and a satin finish. Magazine capacity is four rounds. A Leupold Vari-X 3-9 Compact scope with a Fine Duplex reticle is mounted in Burris Rimfire Rings. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.4 pounds with optic. Length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: It is important to note that the custom bolt handle places the knob quite close to the side of the stock and may interfere with the grip of shooters with larger hands. The bore is pristine. Surface finishes are over 99 percent with only trace handling wear. No box, papers or extra magazines. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,000 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon left hand .22 Hornet, custom stock finish by Reto Buehler, Kimber rings, steel butt plate, seldom fired, high condition

Kimber of Oregon Model 82 left hand .22 Hornet. Serial LHH303 (Left Hand Hornet) features a 22-inch light sporter barrel sans provisions for open sights, Kimber 1-inch fixed high rings, ebony forend tip, 22 lines-per-inch borderless panel checkering, steel grip cap, sling swivel studs and a checkered steel butt plate with widow’s peak. Stocked from a claro blank with the quality of figure one would expect on a SuperAmerica, the custom hand-rubbed oil finish by Reto Buehler of Buehler Custom Sporting Arms puts the stock over the top. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.4 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.7 inches. CONDITION: Consigned by the original owner and known to have been fired but a handful of times without ever seeing the field, metal finish is at least 99 percent with only faint suggestions of handling. Wood is 100 percent. No box, papers or additional magazines are present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,000 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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Extraordinary Makinson & Son .600 Nitro Express, 1,100 hours of engraving by Adone Pozzobon, serial 600, 900-grain, one of the finest double rifles extant

As is sometimes the case with unique and valuable firearms, a degree of speculation and unintended misinformation has become associated with this rifle. The historical and background information presented here was gleaned from direct interviews with Mr. Nick Makinson and Mr. Adone Pozzobon. 

Crafted over a 15-year period by N.J. Makinson & Son, this spectacular .600 Nitro Express is the only rifle of this caliber Makinson ever produced and one of approximately 30 firearms which comprise their total output. Not intended for sale, it was concepted and created to showcase the extraordinary level of craftsmanship and detail a client might expect from a firm founded to provide bespoke firearms which equal or best those from the storied houses of London. The rifle was owned by the company’s financial principal, Mr. Milan Babiar, until approximately the time of his passing. Fittingly serialed “600”, it features 26-inch barrels (sourced from Ferlach as unfinished tubes), each with a finished muzzle diameter of .865 inches. Tapered and scalloped, the front sight base rises from the rib and transitions to a broad pedestal that secures a substantial brass-beaded blade. Possibly as an intended but fleeting courtesy for an imagined gunbearer, a sling loop attachment has been fitted to the underrib, yet its counterpart was never positioned on the toe line. A drift-adjustable express rear sight large enough to chock a corporate jet rides atop an equally massive quarter rib. The action bears a London proof, appropriate in as much as it was acquired from the J.B. Phillipson Company. The pinless (or picture) locks were a special order from York & Walling. (Both Phillipson and Y&W are well-respected suppliers to the premium gun trade.) Mr. Makinson discovered the oversized matching two-piece blank at a New York firm. Sadly, the name of the craftsman who shaped and finished the stock has been lost to history. Among special appointments are extended tangs, rolled trigger guard, trap door grip cap and a blank oval on the toe line. Additional mechanical features include ejectors, automatic safety and an articulated front trigger. While the stock is graced with drop points and wonderfully-executed checkering set apart by partially Mullered borders and bearing what amounts to the perfect traditional scalloped cheek rest accented with a surrounding shadow line, it is the magic of the wood itself that staggers. Shot through with a heavy, winding figure dark to the point of being sinister, it maintains a brooding elegance through its full length.

ENGRAVING: Requiring some 1,100 hours over a period of two years until completion in 1999, the entirety of this masterwork was performed by Adone Pozzobon. In addition to creating every aspect of the elephant scenes and presenting them to Mr. Babiar for countless refinements until approval, Mr. Pozzobon quickly realized that it was necessary to craft his own engraving tools in order to produce the extraordinary detail the project demanded. By way of example, the trunks and tusks of each elephant are approximately .001 greater in relief than their heads and bodies to create depth. Likewise, the foreground vegetation, background grasses, trees and even the sky come alive via similar dimensional relief. Shadowing within each of the three game scenes was accomplished by approaching every detail down to individual blades of grass from either side with the most delicate tools, rather than with chemical shading. The sky, grasses and other portions of the scenes actually come alive as the rifle slowly rotates in hand, yet the bulls themselves remain constant in the foreground. Detail is such that it seems possible to discern the blood pulsating through the veins in each of the outstretched ears. The left lock features a grand old bull and his askari moving across the savannah, possibly at the moment the wise one begins to suspect the presence of a hunter and flares, the younger honoring. The right lock showcases another pair, the greater bull with his head high – the precise instance when a PH would hiss, “Take him! Take him now!”. The underside presents a solitary bull moving along a path as have countless of his generations before, the background in staggering relief. Each of the three scenes is surrounded with an appropriately bold floral and vine design that continues over the full length of the quarter rib, opening lever and tangs, reappears on the front sight base and in wedges over the chambers, and at full coverage over the forend furniture, safety and grip cap. Both “SAFE” and the serial “600” are presented in gold, and the engraver’s signature appears on the flat near the front trigger.

DIMENSIONS: Weight is 15.0 pounds, including a removable mercury recoil reducer secured in the stock. Length-of-pull is 14.7 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.1 inches, and cast off is approximately .30-inch.

CONDITION: Bores are pristine and the extractors pong with alarming but necessary authority. Bluing over the barrels is about 95 percent with modest suggestions of thinning. The balance of the metal stands at approximately 98 percent with an occasional hint of tarnish, most of which is on the lower tang. The wood is also approximately 98 percent.

CASE: A fitted leather and oak takedown case with brass furniture secures the rifle. Lined in red felt, it is additionally appointed with a two-piece ebony and brass cleaning rod, snaps, oiler, striker bottle and a fitted sling loop. The lid is secured by twin leather straps and a brown canvas field cover provides the proper finishing touch. A Holland & Holland maker’s label is positioned on the inside upper lid and the top of the oiler is similarly marked. The case does not lock as the internal portion of the mechanism has been removed. Otherwise, it presents in approximately 98 percent condition.

INCLUSIONS: Kynock five-pack box with two original 900-grain solids, one original 900-grain soft and two additional rounds of softs prepared with Wenger-marked brass. A pair of photographs of the blanks prior to shaping and a  5.5-inch square Makinson table card are also present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $200,000 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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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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Pedersoli Rolling Block Creedmoor 120th Anniversary .45-70, 34-inch octagon-to-round, engraved, box, 99 percent

Pedersoli Rolling Block Creedmoor 120th Anniversary .45-70. Made in Italy and imported by Cherry’s, serial CR010 was acquired by the consignor in 1996. Features include a 34-inch octagon-to-round barrel (.995-inch muzzle diameter) with a hooded post front sight, color case action, fine walnut stock with “S-shaped” pistol grip and a color case butt plate with widow’s peak. The tang is drilled and tapped for an aperture sight although a sight is not included. ENGRAVING: The action wears full coverage bordered leafy vine pattern surrounding a leopard killing a bushbuck (right side). The pattern extends over the balance of the action and reappears on the butt plate. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 11.4 pounds and length-of-pull is 14.6 inches. CONDITION: New and unfired, with but trace evidence of handling. INCLUSIONS: The original box with foam insert is present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,500 plus shipping.


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Poly Tech AK-47S 7.62×39 underfolder, 16-inch, brake, matching 2x, seven magazines, great trigger pull, 98 percent

Poly Tech AK-47S 7.62×39. Made in China and imported by KFS (Atlanta), serial DF-05071 (appears 2x – receiver left and forward of rear sight hinge) features a 16-inch barrel (18 inches with brake), ladder-adjustable rear sight, contoured (ambidextrous thumb rests and finger grooves) grip and an under-folding stock. Trigger pull is exceptional. MAGAZINES: A total of seven high capacity magazines are included. One coupler and a field pack are also present. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.2 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.0 inches. CONDITION: The bore is pristine. Metal finish is approximately 98 percent with but trace handling wear. Wood is approximately 97 percent, with a few scattered and modest impressions. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,500 plus shipping.


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Poly Tech AK-47S National Match 7.62×39, China, KFS, 21-inch, cone brake, seven magazines, 98 percent

Poly Tech AK-47S National Match 7.62×39. Made in China and imported by KFS (Atlanta), serial NM47-0343 (appears 2x – receiver left and forward of rear sight hinge) features a 21-inch barrel (23 inches with cone brake), ladder-adjustable rear sight, checkered grip, trap door butt plate (with cleaning kit tucked inside) and sling. Trigger pull is exceptional. MAGAZINES: A total of seven are included; one standard and six high capacity are included. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.2 pounds and length-of-pull is 14.5 inches. CONDITION: The bore is pristine. Metal finish is approximately 98 percent with but trace handling wear. Wood is approximately 97 percent, with a few scattered and modest impressions. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,500 plus shipping.


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Remington Custom Shop 700 7mm Remington Magnum, Swarovski Z8i 3.5-28×50 P, Timney, Talley, SKB, special build, 99 percent

Remington Model 700 Custom Shop 7mm Remington Magnum. Built at the Remington Custom Shop (Dakota Arms in Sturgis, South Dakota), serial number RR02587H has a 26-inch (27.5 inches with removable brake) Shilen heavy sporter barrel (1/8 twist, .765-inch diameter near muzzle before stepping down into threads) with skip-line fluting. The blue-printed Model 700 action carries a much-modified bolt with two plunger ejectors (redundant), long (M-16 style) extractor, body with skip-line fluting and a large knob. A left-side bolt release button and Timney Elite trigger have also been added. The bottom metal assembly is steel and all metal surfaces wear a Cerakote finish. STOCK: A McMillan Game Hunter stock with positive texture fields, deep pistol grip with palm swell, Monte Carlo comb with cheek rest, Pachmayr Decerator recoil pad, three sling swivel studs and camo finish also incorporates aluminum bedding pillars. OPTIC: A Swarovski Z8i 3.5-28×50 P scope with illuminated BRX-1 reticle and a BTF Ballistic Turret Flex elevation system is secured in Talley rings. ACCURACY: Included load information from Barnes Custom Center shows a .5 MOA 3-shot group with 168-grain LRX bullets at approximately 2,779 FPS. DIMENSIONS: Weight (with optic) is 11.2 pounds. Length-of-pull is 13.7 inches. CONDITION: The bore is outstanding. Metal and other surface finishes are approximately 99 percent. Optic (lens coatings, electronics) are absent issue. CASE: An SKB i Series case with custom-fitted interior and “Remington Custom Shop” on the outer lid completes the package. INCLUSIONS: See-through lens covers, auxiliary turret cap and four dials, Grovtec sling with swivels, sock, 200-year pin and the factory manual are present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,000 plus shipping.


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Remington Model 700 200th Anniversary 7mm Remington Magnum, limited edition, engraved, special packaging, new

Remington Model 700 200th Anniversary Limited Edition 7mm Remington Magnum. Made in 2016, selected for exceptional wood quality and donated to the USA Shooting Team in support of their fundraising efforts, serial number 20167001233 is an immediate and most desirable Remington collectible. Features include a 24-inch barrel with recessed crown, hooded ramp front sight (white-beaded blade), island rear sight with adjustable blade (both windage and elevation), jeweled bolt body and steel bottom metal. Shaped from an exceptional walnut blank with a complex sunburst of dark crossing grain enhanced with a wrapping pattern of 24 lines-per-inch checkering accented by bold ribbons and fleurs, the stock is further accented with an ebony forend tip, twin crossbolts, slight Monte Carlo comb and a scalloped cheek rest. ENGRAVING: The receiver is dressed with fields of scroll, the theme extending some two inches along the top of the barrel. The pattern reappears on the floor plate as a broken border to the image of Eliphalet Remington. A gold anniversary medallion is inlaid into the grip cap and the muzzle is highlighted with a gold ring. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.6 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. CONDITION: New and unfired. INCLUSIONS: The special 200th anniversary box with sock, lock, manual, Certificate of Authenticity (blank), 200th year history brochure and “thank you card” is present. All literature is pristine. The box has minor taping and a separation at one corner. There is no oversleeve. $2,500 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the USA Shooting Team.


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Remington 1903 .30-06, 1942, British proofs, great bore, sharp markings

Remington 1903 .30-06. Serial 3046480 has a 24-inch barrel with 2/42 date and British proofs (4x: near barrel date, left side of chamber area, action and bolt handle). A number of Remington “R” marks appear scattered over the metal as well, in addition to stamps and a cartouche on the stock. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright with no visible roughness. Mechanics appear to operate properly. Metal finish appears original and presents at approximately 85 percent. Wood finish and condition is approximately 80 percent and absent any significant flaws. Metal markings are tack sharp and wood markings are very good. 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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Rigby .225 Winchester double rifle, engraved, Leupold in ERA quick release, exhibition English, 99% condition

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


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Rigby (London) custom Mauser 98 6.5x55mm, former owner’s rifle, incredibly refined, 99 percent

John Rigby & Co. (London) 6.5x55mm on a much-refined Mauser Model 98 action. From the collection of a former Rigby owner, serial number 10337 is the very definition of perfection in a magazine rifle. Features include a 24-inch barrel, painstakingly smoothed action with jeweled bolt body/extractor/follower, custom steel bases, color case ERA three-position wing safety with secondary locking button, tuned trigger, custom bolt knob with twin checkered and bordered teardrop panels, 26 lines-per-inch bordered wrap-around checkering, scalloped pancake cheekpiece with shadow line, steel grip cap and inletted sling swivel studs. Also included is a Swarovski Z3 3-9x36mm scope with plex reticle. ENGRAVING: “J. Rigby & Co. London. England.” rides atop of the barrel in elegant script. “Cal 6.5×55” is on the floorplate and the serial number rides over the curl of the guard, both in gold. “Made In England” and “Cal. 6.5×55” appear on opposite sides of the front receiver ring and “6.5x55mm” is on the base of the barrel. DIMENSIONS: Weight, including scope, is 9.0 pounds. Length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: All but pristine and believed fired only three times since proofing, the rifle was never hunted. Metal finishes show only the slightest trace of handling. Wood is also nearly perfect, with just a few instances of minor impressions from storage. The scope is also like new. The price is firm and layaway is available. $12,500 plus shipping.


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

John Rigby & Company .35 Rigby boxlock ejector double rifle with elegant engraving by Barry Lee Hands. Barrels are 24 inches long with a three-leaf express sight (one fixed and regulated for 50, along with two folders marked 150 / 200 but left green), plus integral EAA bases for quick release rings. Stocked in exhibition grade English walnut with bordered checkering, a pancake cheekpiece and wearing a satin finish, the presentation of the wood is staggering. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 10.2 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.85 inches and drops are 1.375 and 1.875 inches. Cast off is approximately .4 inch. ENGRAVING: The coin-finished receiver is engraved with fine bouquet and scroll pattern which then extends along barrels, rib, forend latch, lever, tangs and water table. A Cape buffalo bust highlights the bottom of the action. Gold accents include “John Rigby & Co” and “.35 Rigby” on the rib, sight distances and reference lines, “Safe” on the tang, adorsed “RR” logo on pistol grip trap door and former owner’s initials on the guard. Overall metal finish condition is at least 98%, with only light evidence of use and storage. Overall wood finish is about 97%, mostly due to smaller impressions (most of which could be raised). Action serial number differs slightly from that of the barrels/forend, no doubt as a result of the unique ownership history. AMMUNITION: Nearly 500 rounds of custom-loaded Superior Ammunition (250 grain bullets, .348 Winchester brass) and a takedown case with Rigby logo (broken lock) are included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $15,000 plus shipping.


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

Rigby .470 Nitro Express with extra set of 12 gauge barrels. Serial number 381069 (matching) was made in Paso Robles. Following a successful safari, it was put aside for several years, resold and then completely refurbished to new condition by Turnbull in 2016. Plans for the new owner’s safari evaporated as the work was in process, hence the return to market. Features include ejectors (both barrel sets), mechanical safety, trapdoor grip cap, English (pancake) cheekpiece with shadow line, beavertail forends and a leather-covered recoil pad. RIFLE BARRELS: The .470 NE barrels are 26-inches long with a fiberoptic front bead. The quarter rib has a fixed blade regulated for 50 yards and a folder regulated for 100, along with a superb EAA quick-release mounting system that secures a Leupold Vari-X III 1.5-5x scope with Duplex reticle. A swivel stud (removable) is also present. SHOTGUN BARRELS: The 12 gauge barrels are 28 inches long with a fiberoptic front sight bead. Chambers are 3 inches long and chokes are C/IC. ENGRAVING: Signed by B. Burgess under the guard, the boxlock receiver wears a bold scroll to 80% coverage, the maker’s name centered in a banner crossing the bottom. The pattern extends the length of the opening lever, continues along the tangs and repeats on the grip cap as well as both sets of forend furniture. “John Rigby & Co., Paso Robles, CA” appears in gold script on both barrel sets. On the rifle barrels, “.470 NE”, regulation distances and aiming lines are in gold. The safety “S” as well as the famous adorsed Rs on the grip cap complete the inlays. DIMENSIONS. Length of pull is 15.2 inches. Weight with rifle barrels (scoped) is 13.4 pounds, while the shotgun is just 7.7 pounds. Drops are 1.6 and 1.9 inches, while cast (off) is approximately .4 inches. CONDITION: Nearly new, including both bores. Wood has several minor impressions and minor finish chips where the butt joins the right side of the receiver. RESTORATION DETAILS: Undertaken primarily to remove the original owner’s initials, things got carried away to the tune of nearly $9,000. Both barrel sets were polished and rust blued. The receiver was color cased then French grayed, and top lever done to match. CASE: An Americase with appropriate interior and the Rigby logo (both outer and inner lid) is included. Interior is a bit worn and honestly needs to be refitted to more properly protect the contents. The price is firm and a layaway program is available. $22,500 plus shipping.


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Ruger No. 1 50th Anniversary .45-70, outstanding wood, engraved, boxed, unfired

Ruger No. 1 50th Anniversary .45-70. Made in 1999, serial 133-63459 features a banded front sight, banded sling swivel stud, quarter rib with folding rear sight, steel grip cap, polished blue metal finish and a AAA-grade English walnut stock. ENGRAVING: Action sides wear the Ruger “Fifty Years” gold logo surrounded by a medium leafy vine pattern and bordered in gold. Additional gold wire accents appear at the muzzle, barrel base and lever. CONDITION: New and unfired. It is worth noting that the wood figure of this particular rifle is especially strong as compared to others from this special edition. INCLUSIONS: The original box (excellent condition, correct end label), rings (sealed), sling swivels, lock (sealed) and manual are present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,750 plus shipping.


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Ruger No. 3 45-70, Liberty, 1976, strong wood figure, 98 percent

Ruger No. 3 .45-70. Made in 1976, this “Liberty” model wears serial 130-55382. Features include a 22-inch barrel with banded front sight and folding rear sight. The walnut stock has strong character. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.6 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Lightly fired (if at all), the bore is pristine. Metal finish is approximately 99 percent. Wood is approximately 98 percent with a few minor handling impressions. No box is present but a manual is included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,500 plus shipping.


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

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


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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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Springfield Armory 1922MI .22 LR, full stock, straight grip, 1927, Lyman aperture, good bore

Springfield Armory Model 1922MI .22 LR. Showing a barrel date of 3/27, serial number 13367 features a 24.5-inch barrel with banded blade front sight (detachable cover), Lyman aperture rear sight, full stock with straight grip and a trapdoor butt plate. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.2 pounds and the length-of-pull is 12.9 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright, with the barest hint of roughness (or possibly trace machining marks). Metal finish is approximately 65 percent. Wood condition and finish are together approximately 75 percent. Mechanics are smooth. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,750 plus shipping.


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Weatherby Sauer Junior .224 Weatherby Magnum, West Germany, S8027, claw mounts, superb bore, 97 percent plus overall

Weatherby Sauer Junior .224 Weatherby Magnum. Made in West Germany on a miniature six-lug Mark V-style action, this spectacular little rifle weights just 7.4 pounds with the scope attached. Serial S8027 (also appears on the underside of the bolt handle) has a 24-inch barrel with banded front ramp sight and banded rear sight with fixed serrated blade. Additional features include a double set trigger, sling loops and Sauer butt plate. Length of pull is 15 inches. SCOPE: The German-made Weatherby Variable 2-7x is mounted in an EAW Quick-Loc Pivot Mount system with 1-inch rings. It has a thin crosshair reticle and remains wonderfully clear. All three 12 o’clock adjustments (one for focus, the others for windage and elevation) appear to operate properly. However, the magnification adjustment is stuck on 2x. CONDITION: Bore is bright and shiny, with sharp rifling. The polished blue is about 97%, with only a slight area of thinning and freckling on the bottom of the front sight band and other slight indications of handling. Wood finish is nearly 100% and the stock condition is about 95% due to scattered field impressions (mostly on bottom of forearm just ahead of the floorplate) and one isolated larger spot on the left side of the butt near the toe. CARTRIDGE NOTES: The .224 Weatherby Magnum was introduced in 1963. Performance is similar to the .22-250 Remington. Weatherby-branded ammunition is commercially available. IMPORT MARKING: “BV LYNDEN WA” appears in tiny letters on the underside of the barrel just ahead of the forend tip. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,500 plus shipping.


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Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight .257 Weatherby Magnum, left hand, Zeiss Conquest 3-9×40 MC, low round count, 97 percent

Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight left hand .257 Weatherby Magnum. Serial SB081306 has a 26-inch stainless steel fluted barrel (.585 muzzle diameter) with recessed crown, a hollow bolt knob and a synthetic stock (textured, gray with black accents). OPTIC: A Zeiss Conquest 3-9×40 MC scope with plex reticle is secured in Leupold mounts. DIMENSIONS: Weight (with optic) is 7.8 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Consigned by the original owner who states a round count of 160 (all factory 120-grain Noslers, barrel never overheated), the bore remains strong and bright. Metal finish is approximately 97 percent with but minor indications of handling and being afield. Stock is approximately 99 percent. Optic has good lens coating and an exterior finish of approximately 98 percent. $2,000 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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Westley Richards Gold Name droplock .500 Nitro Express, 1910, 11.6 pounds, tight, cased

Westley Richards .500 Nitro Express Gold Name droplock double rifle. Created in 1910 and refurbished by the maker, number 9022 features 26-inch barrels with a folding hood over the front sight (brass bead), sling attachment stud, rib-mounted express rear sight (one fixed and two folders, each with gold sighting lines and marked 100/200/300), ejectors, single select (mechanical) trigger and locking (automatic) tang safety. The forend is a modest beavertail and the butt has a full-length lower tang, trapdoor grip cap, traditional (pancake) cheekpiece with shadow line, plus both a vacant initial plate and sling attachment stud on the toe line. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 11.6 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.3 inches, drops are 1.4 and 1.9 inches, and cast off is approximately .65-inch. ENGRAVING: “WESTLEY RICHARDS.” appears in gold on the action sides, as does “SAFE” and “BOLTED” on upper tang and selector positions “L” and “R” beneath the guard. The rib (both top and bottom) is dressed with an attractive scroll at the ends, the pattern repeating on the extension, opening lever and screws. The locks are jeweled. CONDITION: The bore is bright, with scant evidence of roughness in the grooves. Rifling is strong. Barrels are full on face. Ejectors, trigger, safety and selector operate with authority. Folders stand solid when raised. Barrel blue is approximately 97 percent, with slight thinning over the chambers (from carry at the balance point) and occasional minor marks earned in the field. Rib marking shows a minor softening. Action colors are about 90 percent. Colors on the forend latch and upper tang are trace, with the balance of the forend furniture and trap door being strong. Blue on the opening lever, safety lock, safety and guard are about 95 percent, while the lock plate and lower tang are about 80 percent. Beavertail is at least 95 percent, with a modest chip at the front right just aft of the tip. The butt is cracked at the top tang (will stabilize on request) and appears to have a small stabilized hairline on the lower right side at the action. Metal along the toe line is slightly proud. CASE: A vintage leather takedown case with canvas and leather field cover is included. Worn proudly inside and out, it has a replacement maker’s label and oil bottle. Sling loops are also included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $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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Winchester Model 62 .22 LR stocked by Ed Aubert, great bore

Winchester Model 62 .22 LR (S/L/LR) with a custom stock by Ed Aubert (California). Serial number 77322A features a 23-inch barrel with dovetailed blade front sight and a dovetailed rear sight with elevation adjustment (elevator). Stocked in AAA-grade claro walnut with delicate grain seemingly meant for a rimfire, the fine checkering pattern is accented with ribbons, fleurs and an oval at the bottom of the forend surrounding a field of extremely fine checkering. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 5.2 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.25 inches. CONDITION: The bore is bright and rifling sharp. Metal finish is about 60 percent, with general thinning and splotches over the barrel and tangs. The action finish is about 75 percent. One screw slot on the lower tang has been molested. Wood finish is 100 percent and wood integrity is about 99 percent from a couple of tiny handling impressions. The price is firm. $1,500 plus shipping.


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Winchester Custom Shop left hand Model 70 .243 Winchester, CRF, unfired

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


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Winchester Model 70 Ultra Grade Featherweight .270 Winchester, 1984 limited edition, walnut display case, box, pristine

Winchester Model 70 Ultra Grade Featherweight .270 Winchester. One of a limited edition of 1,000 rifles made in 1984, the extraordinary wood quality of serial number UG846 sets it well apart from the majority of the edition. Features include a 22-inch tapered sporter barrel with the Model 70 Featherweight contour, polished blue finish, jeweled bolt body, jeweled magazine follower and steel bottom metal. ENGRAVING: The floorplate features the bust of a Rocky Mountain bighorn ram set within floral and vine fields which are in turn bordered by gold wire. This supporting pattern continues over the receiver and also reappears on the tang and the trigger guard. Gold bordering accents the muzzle while the edition legend, serial and logo are dressed in gold. As a finishing touch, the bolt knob is engraved in similar fashion and concludes in a floral tip. CASE: The rifle rests on pillars in a walnut display case with a red felt interior. It should be noted that the case itself is in pristine condition, having never been used for its intended purpose. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.6 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: The rifle is simply pristine in every respect. INCLUSIONS: The original factory rifle box and its oversleeve (each with correct end label), the original oversleeve for the display case, special Ultra Grade Featherweight manual, factory letter of authenticity (with serial number), factory name plate offer and general warranty information are all present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,250 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 94 MPX Saddle Ring Musket .30-30, 1973, movie gun, RCMP commemorative prototype, one of 32, unfired, 97 percent

Winchester Model 94 MPX Saddle Ring Musket movie rifle and RCMP Commemorative prototype. One of just 32 .30-30 rifles made in 1973 for the Canadian movie “Alien Thunder”, serial MPX20 was exported for filming and then reimported by Cherry’s in 1996. This special order group of rifles was as close as Winchester could come at the time to recreate the Model 1886 rifles used during the early years of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. These MPX rifles also served as the prototype for the two RCMP Commemoratives offered circa 1973. Not surprisingly, chambering was .30-30. Features include a 22-inch round barrel with blade front sight, musket-length forearm, flip-up rear sight (elevator), saddle ring and a shotgun butt plate. Metal finish is polished blue and wood finish is satin. SPECIAL MARKINGS: “M.P” is stamped on the right side of the butt and the Cherry’s import marking appears on the underside of the action near the serial. PROVENANCE: Dated July 12, 2016, a letter from Cherry’s to the consignor confirms much of the information presented in this description and will be included with the rifle. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.6 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.25 inches. CONDITION: The rifle appears to be unfired. Metal and wood finishes are approximately 97 percent with scattered trace evidence of handling and a few minor impressions. A plugged sling swivel stud hole shows faintly on the toe line, but appears to be under the original finish. No box is present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,000 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 Featherweight .30-06, custom stock, 7.2 pounds, great bore, over 90 percent

Winchester pre-64 Model 70 Featherweight .30.06 with custom stock. Serial number 559044 retains the original metal configuration (22-inch Featherweight-contour factory barrel with folding sight, aluminum floor plate) and finish. The unsigned custom stock is wonderfully shaped and very properly accented with borderless wrap-around checkering fields and bold fleurs. The original butt plate is incorporated, as is an Iver Johnson pistol grip cap. Features include glass bedding (chamber area plus full length of the action), with the balance of the barrel free floating. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.2 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.6 inches. CONDITION: Overall metal finish is at least 90 percent. Wood condition and finish is also at least 90 percent, with slight indications of field use, varnish thinning on the butt and chipping on the butt plate. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,250 plus shipping.


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

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


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

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


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