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

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


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Special order group of four Cooper rifles with serial 99, .17 CCM, .17 Mach IV, .22 LR, .223 Remington, 24-inch stainless, select claro, boxes, factory targets, unfired

Special order group of four Cooper Arms rifles with the same serial number (99) consigned by the original owner. Chamberings are in different calibers and none have been fired since factory proof. COMMON FEATURES: Each rifle has a stainless steel barrel with a recessed crown, select claro walnut stock and bases. Each includes its original box with oversleeve, factory test target and papers. Three also include rings (1-inch, two sets double lever low, one set fixed high). SERIALS & CALIBERS: Serial format ends in the common “0099” with a differing prefix (the anchoring .22 LR has no prefix). 17-0099 is a Model 38 repeater in .17 CCM, G0099 a Model 21 single shot in .17 Mach IV, 0099 a Model 36 repeater in .22 LR and A0099 a Model 21 single shot in .223 Remington. DIMENSIONS: Barrel lengths are all 24 inches. Lengths-of-pull range from 13.8 to 14.2 inches. CONDITIONS: Unless noted, condition is essentially new as shipped both inside and out. Serial 17-0099 (.17 CCM) has a minor impression on stock left centered above the magazine. 100 units of virgin brass is also included. Serial G0099 (.17 Mach IV) has a hairline in the ebony forend tip (will be addressed by gunsmith upon request). Serial 0099 (.22 LR) has an imperfection (under the finish) at the forward left edge of the pistol grip. Serial A0099 (.223 Remington) has two tiny hairlines on the ebony forend tip (will be addressed by gunsmith upon request) and a ghosted suggestion of rubbing on the bolt handle/knob. The price is firm, layaway is available and the group will not be separated. $12,500 plus shipping.


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Dakota 76 Safari .375 H&H Magnum, 2006, special selection, superb documented accuracy and sight regulation, 4+1, 8.2 pounds, as new

Dakota Model 76 Safari .375 H&H Magnum. Hand-selected by one of Dakota’s major distributors in 2006 for his personal collection, serial number 3058 has a 23-inch medium sporter barrel, ramp front sight with brass-beaded blade, banded sling swivel stud, island express rear sight with notched express blade (windage adjustable), Talley bases, full-length claw extractor for true controlled-round feeding and extraction, three-position wing safety, cloverleaf tang, integral bolt release and a drop box magazine with an inside-the-bow release. WOOD: Stocked in a AAA-walnut blank with strong contrasting grain, accents include an ebony forend tip, wrap-around borderless checkering, steel grip cap, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line and an inletted (Howell-type) sling swivel stud. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.2 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.55 inches. CAPACITY: Five rounds (four plus one). The extractor “snaps over” rounds dropped into the chamber. Feeding/extraction/ejection are positive and smooth. ACCURACY: The included factory test target (fired scoped) shows three shots with a center-to-center spread of .805-inch from 300-grain Swift A-Frame Remington ammunition at a distance of 100 yards. A second test target (fired with open sights) during the same session shows a three-shot, 50-yard group fired with the open sights measuring 1.24 inches center-to-center and hitting dead center. A recent three-shot group fired by the consignor with a pet handload (fired scoped, Barnes TTSX 250-grain) has a center-to-center spread of .612 inches. CONDITION: Little fired and never hunted. The bore is pristine. Both metal and wood are essentially as new. INCLUSIONS: Test targets (as referenced), Certificate of Ownership (blank, dated 2006) and manual. No box or additional accessories are present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $8,000 plus shipping.


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Jerry Fisher custom Mauser 98 .358 Winchester, 1959, featured in Kennedy checkering book, shortened to Kurz length by Fullington, 22-inch Apex, Heilman, Farman, provenance, updated and refreshed to 95 percent

Important Jerry Fisher custom Mauser 98 .358 Winchester. Made circa 1959 as a gift for Jerry’s brother-in-law and retained by the family until recently, it is an interesting rifle on multiple levels. ACTION: The military Mauser action was shortened .50-inch by John Fullington. The work is exceptional as it is nearly impossible to detect the weld line. Fisher smithed the bolt handle himself and added two bordered teardrop checkering panels. Bolt body, extractor and follower were jeweled. As was common at the time, the follower was not modified to permit the bolt to close over an empty magazine and the extractor was not reshaped to “snap over”. Capacity is three rounds, all feeding from the magazine. A carefully-tuned single stage Jaeger trigger was pressed into service. BARREL: An Apex 22-inch light sporter barrel (recessed crown, .565-inch muzzle diameter, six lands/grooves) was selected as it was one of the top brands of the era. STOCK: Fisher crafted the stock from a select blank of California English walnut in a pattern attributed to Monty Kennedy. The 22 lines-per-inch checkering pattern features complex borders, bold ribbons and outlined fleurs. A deeply figured tapering grip cap with pedestal provides an elegant contrast to the honey-blonde stock. A blind magazine, what Jerry called “concealed magazine job”, adds much to the sleek lines. OPTIC: A period Lyman All-American 2.5x (1-inch tube, straight crosswire reticle) is mounted in Redfield hardware. DIMENSIONS: Weight (with optic) is 7.2 pounds. Length-of-pull is 13.7 inches. CONDITION: The bore is outstanding, strong and bright. Feeding is positive although the follower spring seems weak. As recently refreshed and modified, the Bruce Farman rust blue metal finish is approximately 99 percent. Steve Heilman reprofiled the original high comb and cheek rest, replaced the aged butt plate with a Pachmayr recoil pad, matched the finish over the butt to the original and added a two-position wing safety. Overall, wood condition approaches 95 percent. PROVENANCE: Pictured and described in Monty Kennedy’s Checkering & Carving of Gunstocks (page 291) and supported by a letter from Celeste Fisher (Jerry’s widow), both included. A period leather sling with Jaeger swivels is also present. The price is firm and layaway is available. Trades for fine sporting rifles (particularly customs, rimfires and dangerous game calibers) and handguns will be respectfully considered. $7,500 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 (accept Talley rings) 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. The price is firm and layaway is available. Trades for fine sporting rifles (particularly customs, rimfires and dangerous game calibers) and handguns will be respectfully considered. $10,000 plus shipping.


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Hoenig custom Winchester pre-64 Model 70 .30-06, gunwriter build, outstanding quality, Leupold, 98 percent

Hoenig custom Winchester pre-64 Model 70 .30-06. Originating from the estate of Tom Siatos and based on a refined barreled action (serial 33959 made in 1941) this is the literal definition of a classic American custom rifle. The metal has a superb rust blue finish and remains almost entirely original, the exception being a careful rounding of the bottom metal to blend with the contour of the stock. The metal grip cap is engraved “G. HOENIG BOISE ID”. The stock is shaped from an elegant blank of AAA-grade English walnut to the contour of a proper mountain rifle. The open grip, at least for an American custom rifle, is ahead of its time. Being a Hoenig, the 26 lines-per-inch wrap bordered checkering is wonderfully executed and perfectly compliments. Additional appointments include an English cheek rest with softened edge and a leather-wrapped recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight (with optic) is 9.2 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.6 inches. CONDITION: The bore is pristine. Metal finish is at least 98 percent. Wood is approximately 97 percent owing to a scattering of field impressions (most along the toe line). OPTIC: A Leupold VX-3i 3.5-10×40 (Duplex reticle, matte finish, .25 MOA clicks) rides in Redfield mounts. TOM SIATOS (1923-2008) spent the majority of his life in close association with firearms and hunting. His professional contributions, tremendous category knowledge, bottomless enthusiasm and bold personality influenced the firearms industry and outdoor media to such a degree that it remains a viable force today. Tom was the second editor of Guns & Ammo Magazine. As such, he was responsible for the general tone of the iconic publication. A consummate hunter, spectacular all-around shot and true connoisseur of fine firearms, his interests spanned the full spectrum of the shooting sports. In 1942, Tom enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served in units that scouted and destroyed isolated enemy communication sites on a number of Pacific islands, eventually receiving a battlefield commission. After concluding his service, he attended UCLA and later joined the fledgling Petersen’s Publishing Company in 1958. A series of promotions led to him to become vice president of the Petersen’s Publishing Outdoor Division, which thrived under his leadership. Tom Siatos was a mentor, visionary, leader, father figure and a true original. We will never see his like again. The price is firm and layaway is available. $6,750 plus shipping.


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Hoenig custom Winchester pre-64 Model 70 .338 Winchester Magnum, dynamic wood, Leupold, 98 percent

Hoenig custom Winchester pre-64 Model 70 .338 Winchester Magnum. Serial 518874 has a 25-inch factory barrel with banded sling swivel stud and a capped boss dovetail. Features include a rust blued finish, polished raceway, recontoured and checkered bolt release button, contoured bottom metal (ends) and a tuned trigger. STOCK: Drawn from an AAA-grade blank with broad, dynamic figure, details include an “English-shaped” forearm, 22 lines-per-inch wrap checkering with Mullered borders, double crossbolts, trim/open grip profile, scalloped pancake cheek rest with softened shoulder, trap door grip cap, toe line stud and a Pachmayr recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight (with optic) is 9.0 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.9 inches. CONDITION: The bore is outstanding. Wood and metal finishes are each approximately 98 percent. OPTIC: A Leupold VX-3i 3.5-10×40 CDS-ZL (Duplex reticle, matte finish) is locked down in a custom mounting system. The price is firm and layaway is available. $8,500 plus shipping.


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Hoenig custom Winchester pre-64 Model 70 .375 H&H Magnum, rich English, 4+1, express, Swarovski, over 95 percent

Hoenig custom Winchester pre-64 Model 70 .375 H&H Magnum. Based on a factory magnum-length barreled action, serial 295361 has a 25-inch barrel (.700-inch muzzle diameter, custom front sight with brass beaded blade, banded sling swivel, custom rear sight fixture with express blade). Features include a rust blue finish, polished raceway, recontoured and checkered bolt release button, contoured bottom metal (ends) and a tuned trigger. STOCK: Formed from a dark English blank with ideal directional figure, details include an “English-shaped” forearm, 24 lines-per-inch wrap checkering, twin crossbolts, “open” grip profile, scalloped pancake cheek rest, trap door grip cap, sling swivel stud (toe line) and a Pachmayr recoil pad. CAPACITY: Four plus one. Extractor “snaps over” single-fed rounds. Feeding/extraction/ejection are positive. DIMENSIONS: Weight (with optic) is 10.0 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Metal finish is approximately 98 percent. Wood is over 95 percent with a scattering of minor field impressions. OPTIC: A Swarovski Z3 3-9×36 (plex reticle, matte finish, .25 MOA clicks) is secured in custom mounts. Optics and lens coatings are in excellent condition. The price is firm and layaway is available. $9,000 plus shipping.


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Hoffman Arms .375 H&H Magnum, Cleveland, circa 1923, magnum Mauser, engraved, quarter rib, integral pop-up aperture, horn, 4+1, Hoffman sling, 75 percent

Hoffman Arms .375 H&H Magnum. Made in Cleveland circa 1923 and based on a Mauser Model 98 magnum-length action, rifle number 220 wears a 26-inch tapering sporter barrel (.635-inch muzzle diameter). Features include a banded front sight (button-release hood, stippled approach), banded sling swivel stud, quarter rib (three folding leafs engraved “100/200/300”, stippled flat), damascened bolt body and extractor, integral pop-up aperture sight (rear bridge, engraved “100”), shaped bolt handle, three-position safety, side mount base and a drop-box magazine. STOCK: Shaped from straight-grained walnut, accents include a horn forend tip, wrap checkering with partial Mullered borders, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line and a steel grip cap. The action beds against a metal bracket inletted at the lug and rides on a steel insert surrounding the rear attachment screw. ENGRAVING: Not suprisingly, engraving is unattributed but of the highest quality. Anchored by intricate scroll over the bottom metal and grip, the pattern reappears on the front ring with accents on the band as well as the front sight base. The trigger face is checkered. CAPACITY: Four plus one. Extractor “snaps over” rounds dropped in the chamber. SERIAL: Properly serialed on the underside of the action at the lug as 93644, the number appears 9x in total (action, bolt release, shroud, cocking piece, extractor, 2x trigger, magazine box, floorplate). MARKINGS: “HARMS” appears as a double strike on the lug. Stock is stamped “220”. Sling is stamped “Hoffman Arms Co., Cleveland O”. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.2 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.0 inches. CONDITION: The bore is very good with strong rifling and mild frosting. The front sight bead is absent. The aperture sight spring requires adjustment to hold the sight solidly in position when presenting. Trigger pull is crisp. Feeding/extraction/ejection is positive. Metal finish has thinned and browned to approximately 75 percent. Wood is approximately 65 percent overall, with general impressions, thinning and blotching. The Pachmayr Old English recoil pad is a later addition. The price is firm and layaway is available. $9,500 plus shipping.


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

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


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Holland & Holland full stock .338 Winchester Magnum, Mauser 98, 1994, engraved, drop box (4+1), quarter rib, quick detach, Swarovski, pristine bore, 95+ percent

Holland & Holland full stock .338 Winchester Magnum. Bearing 1994 London proofs, rifle number 4340 (5x: barrel underside, action at lug, guard, end cap, forward mount ring) has a 20-inch tapering medium sporter barrel with a ramp front sight (rotating/locking hood, stippled face, serrated flat, brass-beaded blade) and an island rear sight (stippled face, fixed express blade marked “50/100 yds”, folding express blade marked “200 yds”, gold sighting lines). The Mauser 98 action has a partially-stippled front ring, Holland & Holland quick release mounting system, straight bolt handle with checkered knob, twin two-position safeties (work in concert), drop box magazine and a Timney trigger. Barrel and action wear rust blue while the bottom metal, crossbolt and trap are finished in accented coin. Screws are timed. STOCK: Crafted in well-figured walnut, formalities include wrap checkering with a diamond accent and partial double borders, crossbolt, cheek rest with wrapping scallop and shadow line, trapdoor grip cap (with replacement front sight blade), initial plate (toe line, blank) and a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. The action is bedded at the lug and an aluminum pillar surrounds the rear action screw for additional strength. Finish is hand-rubbed oil. ENGRAVING: The floorplate presents a detailed grizzly bust framed with leafy vine, the pattern continuing over the guard and reappearing on the front ring, bolt handle, cap, crossbolt trap and screwheads. The rear ring is branded. Engraving is unattributed and no import markings are present. CAPACITY: Four plus one, the fifth round dropping in and extractor “snapping over”. Feeding/extraction/ejection are positive and proper. DIMENSIONS: Weight (with optic) is 10.4 pounds. Sans is 8.8 pounds. Length-of-pull is 13.8 inches. CONDITION: The bore is superb. Mechanics are rock solid. Metal finishes are approximately 97 percent and wood at least 95 percent with a scattering of light impressions. OPTIC: The Swarovski Habicht Nova 1.5-6×42 (30mm steel tube, plex reticle) is tack sharp with strong lens coatings. The price is firm and layaway is available. Trades for fine sporting rifles (particularly customs, rimfires and dangerous game calibers) and handguns will be respectfully considered. $22,500 plus shipping.


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Innogun Integral 9.3×62, 19.5, brake, modular, straight pull, outstanding Turkish, pristine bore, QD mount, 90 percent

Innogun Integral 9.3x62mm. Serial S1/100054DE has a 19.5-inch barrel (21.5 inches inclusive of brake, ramp front sight with orange blade, island rear sight assembly with windage-adjustable notched express blade). Features include integral dovetails, straight pull action, tang cocking/safety button and a detachable magazine. A switch-barrel design, the barrel can be detached from the action (when removed from the stock) and switched with other calibers. An Innomount QD mount with 30mm rings is included.Trigger pull is extraordinary. WOOD: Stocked in staggering Turkish walnut with sinister full-length grain, appointments include a Schnabel, palm swell, stepped Barvarian cheek rest and a hand-rubbed oil finish. The brake is an aftermarket addition. MARKINGS: Underside of barrel is marked (electric pencil) “Woodcock Hill, Benton PA”. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.2 pounds and the length-of-pull is 14.35 inches. CONDITION: The bore is pristine with outstanding surface finish. Mechanics are solid. Metal finish is approximately 95 percent with minor handling wear. Wood is approximately 90 percent with a few impressions and texturing from dry oil that failed to penetrate the dense grain. The thread protector cap attaches properly, but leaves a small portion of the leading edge uncovered. No box. A photocopy of the owner’s manual in German is present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,250 plus shipping.


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Jeffery 8×57, full stock, Mauser 98, banded, three-position, exceptional Turkish, horn, leather, 6.6 pounds, fair bore, restored

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


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W. J. Jeffery (London) .500 Jeffery, Roberts, 2007, Johannsen single square bridge, quarter rib, express, three-position, drop box, banded, moon, Mercury, never hunted, 99 percent

Outstanding W.J. Jeffery .500 Jeffery. Crafted in 2007 by Roberts & Son (London), serial 39839 is based on a Johannsen Magnum Mauser Action (single square bridge). BARREL: Tapering to .825-inch at the muzzle, appointments include a banded front sight assembly (tapering base with stippled approach, serrated top, button-release hood, brass-beaded blade with lifting moon), banded sling swivel stud and a tapering quarter rib (stippled to serrated top, drift-adjustable, fixed express blade marked “50”, folding leafs marked “100” and “200”, checkered faces with gold sighting lines). The trap houses an additional front blade assembly. ACTION: Features include a fire-blued extractor/third lug/bolt release spring/follower, color case shroud, three-position safety, checkered bolt knob (two panels), drop-box bottom metal with inside-the-guard release and a tuned Recknagel trigger. STOCK: Drawn from a AAA-grade walnut blank and properly dimensioned as a stopping rifle, dressings include 24 lines-per-inch wrap checkering with partial Mullered borders, crossbolt, traditional cheek rest (scalloped, shadow line), trapdoor grip cap (color case), initial plate, inletted sling swivel stud and a recoil pad. Screws are timed and metal pillars aid integrity. A mercury recoil reduction tube has been positioned. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 11.2 pounds and the length-of-pull is 14.8 inches. ENGRAVING: The floor plate is dressed with bordering scroll. The serial (guard), caliber (trap) and safety “S” are highlighted in gold. Maker’s legend (barrel) and caliber (front ring) are also hand-engraved. London proofs appear at shank right. CONDITION: Consigned by the original owner, fired but 12 times and never hunted, the bore is predictably strong and bright. Metal finish is at least 99 percent with trace rubbing on the bolt knob. Wood is approximately 98 percent with trace handling and ear muff rubs. PROVENANCE: Copies of the order sheet and invoice are included. CASE: The original (unmarked) hard case is included. EXTRAS: A set of RCBS dies (3x), 50 Swift A-Frame 535-grain round nose softs, 54 Barnes 510-grain Banded Solids and 12 fired brass are included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $32,500 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon Model 82 Cub .22 LR, special order, AA-grade claro, checkered, 98 percent

Kimber of Oregon Model 82 Cub .22 LR. Likely a special order, serial number CUB92081 features an 18.5-inch barrel, dovetailed receiver, straight bolt handle, two-position disc safety, five-round magazine, AA-grade claro walnut stock (panel checkering, checkered butt plate, no sling swivel studs). DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.0 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.3 inches. No box, papers, target or additional accessories are present. CONDITION: The bore is superb, strong and bright. Metal and wood finished are approximately 98 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,750 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon Model 82 SuperAmerica same-serialed trio in .22 LR/Magnum/Hornet, AAA claro, quarter ribs, Leupold, Talley, superb bores, 99 percent

Kimber of Oregon Model 82 SuperAmerica same-serialed trio in .22 LR, .22 Magnum and .22 Hornet. Serials SA69 (.22 LR), SAM69 (.22 Magnum) and SAH69 (.22 Hornet) each have 22-inch sporter barrels (hooded front ramps with white-beaded blades, quarter ribs with adjustable folding leaf sights). Common features include polished blue metal finishes, straight bolt handles, disc safeties, AAA-grade claro walnut stocks (24 lines-per-inch wrap checkering, scalloped cheek rests, steel grip caps, checkered steel butt plates with widow’s peaks and satin finishes). Each rifle is topped with a new Leupold VX-3i 1.5-5x20mm scope (matte finishes, Duplex reticles, .25-MOA clicks) in Talley steel rings. No boxes or papers. Weights are each approximately 7.8 pounds and lengths-of-pull are each approximately 13.6 inches. CONDITIONS: Bores are pristine. Metal finishes are each approximately 99 percent or better. Wood conditions are each approximately 98 percent or better with trace indications of handling. The price is firm, layaway is available and the set will not be separated. $15,000 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon Model 84 .223 Rem. serial number 3, dovetailed, ebony, 99 percent

Kimber of Oregon Model 84 .223 Remington serial number 3. Features of this very special rifle include a 22-inch sporter barrel, dovetailed receiver, backswept bolt handle, rocker (disc) safety, claro walnut stock, ebony forend tip, panel checkering, steel grip cap, checkered steel butt plate with widow’s peak and sling swivel studs. Metal wears a polished blue finish, the stock satin. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 5.8 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.85 inches. CONDITION: The bore appears new. Metal finish is approximately 99 percent with a portion of the bottom metal showing a uniform plum. Wood is approximately 99 percent as well. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,000 plus shipping.


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Safari by Elmer Keith, first edition, from library of publisher and signed by the cover illustrator, support materials, exceptional condition

Inscribed by the cover illustrator, Cynthia Jackson (Roesch) and originally acquired from the estate of Truman Fowler (the book’s publisher and Keith hunting companion), this first edition of Elmer Keith’s classic was published in 1968 by Safari Publications. It remains in pristine condition and includes an original folding promotional flyer and nine original cover tear sheets with promotional text. PROVENANCE: Letter from Jackson, apparently to the book’s former owner and a letter from Julia Fowler which discusses her late husband’s library. CONDITION: Exceptional, the lot. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,000 plus shipping.


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Jim Carmichel’s Kimber of Oregon Model 84 .223 Remington, serial 13, provenance, dovetailed receiver, rosewood, AA claro, 85 percent

Jim Carmichel’s serial number 13 Kimber of Oregon Model 84 .223 Remington. Made in 1996 and presented to famed gunwriter and Kimber mentor Jim Carmichel by company owners Jack and Greg Warne, this special rifle has a 22-inch sporter barrel and dovetailed receiver. Stocked in select AA-grade claro walnut, appointments include a rosewood forend tip, wrap checkering, checkered steel butt plate with widow’s peack and a steel grip cap. PROVENANCE: A letter from Carmichel supports the presentation history and notes this was one of several Kimbers in his collection bearing this serial. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.0 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.75 inches. CONDITION: The bore has moderate roughness attesting to its pedigree. Trigger pull is spectacular. Metal finish is approximately 85 percent with a few freckles. Wood is at least 95 percent. ACCURACY: The included factory test target shows a five-shot, 50-yard group of .180-inch. The original manual is present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,750 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon Model 84 .257 Kimber, gunwriter provenance, dies, magazine article, box, 95 percent

Outstanding Kimber of Oregon Model 84 prototype .257 Kimber. Made circa 1985, serial number 257KX3 (Kimber Experimental Number 3) was originally field-tested by cartridge developer Mike Hill. It then passed to gunwriter Layne Simpson who owned it for some time. Simpson wrote a feature article detailing load development and ballistic performance (published in the May/June 1987 edition of Handloader Magazine) based on his most favorable experiences. Features include a 22-inch (1/10 twist) barrel, Model 84 action (repeater) and a claro walnut stock (panel checkering, steel grip cap, checkered steel butt plate, sling swivel studs). DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.4 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.65 inches. CONDITION: The bore is bright with but a hint of roughness (possibly from machining). Mechanics are solid. Metal and wood finishes each exceed 95 percent. INCLUSIONS: Redding Custom .257 Kimber (two piece) die set, original letter from Layne Simpson discussing the origins and performance of the rifle/cartridge, the original factory two-piece cardboard box with correct end label and Simpson’s shipping label, instruction flyer, marketing card and true copy of Handloader Magazine with Simpson’s article are present. Kimber bases are attached. The price is firm and layaway is available. $12,500 plus shipping.


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Six special order consecutively-serialed Kimber of Oregon Model 89 Big Game Rifles, bridged, matte finishes, unfired, rings, boxes, .270 – .375 H&H Magnum

Outstanding special order battery of six Kimber of Oregon Model 89 Big Game Rifles with consecutive serial numbers. Made for a Kimber insider, chamberings are in different calibers and none have been fired since factory proof. SPECIAL FEATURES: All wear a matte finish (including barrels), have “bridged” receivers, ebony forend tips, borderless wrap checkering, scalloped cheek rests with shadow lines, inletted sling swivel studs and orange recoil pads. SERIALS & CALIBERS: Serialization format is a common C891000 followed by a consecutive letter. For whatever reason, an extra zero appears in the .270 serial number. C891000A – .300 Winchester Magnum, C891000B – 7mm Remington Magnum, C8901000C – .270 Winchester, C891000D – .375 H&H Magnum, C891000E – .30-06 Springfield, C891000F – .280 Remington. INCLUSIONS: Each rifle has its original box (most absent end labels) and oversleeve, manual and papers. Most also include the plastic logo manual/papers holder. The three standard calibers have cloth slips. Two rifles are stocked in English walnut and four in claro. RINGS: Each rifle includes a set of Kimber lever rings (1-inch medium). DIMENSIONS: Barrel lengths are 22 inches for the standards and 24 inches for the magnums. CONDITIONS: Unless noted, condition is essentially new as shipped both inside and out. Rifle A (.300 Win. Mag.) – wood is approximately 99 percent with a trace line of varnish lift on the forend tip and two minor spots of (packaging rub) finish impressions on stock left. Rifle B (7mm Rem. Mag.) – English walnut, metal has a ghosted trace rub near the muzzle. Rifle C (.270 Win.) – minor shrinkage of ebony forend tip, one tiny packaging rub in finish and light freckling on sling swivel studs. Rifle D (.375 H&H Mag.) – English walnut, faint discoloration spots on/near muzzle, one crazing line in forend tip and another small spot of varnish imperfection at tang. Rifle E (.30-06 Spfd.) – minor traces of packaging rubs on stock left. Rifle F (.280 Rem.) – small ghosted rub near muzzle and trace freckling on studs. The price is firm, layaway is available and the group will not be separated. $27,500 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon Model 89 SuperAmerica .257 Roberts, AA English, Leupold, Talley, 99 percent

Kimber of Oregon Model 89 SuperAmerica .257 Roberts. Serial 8901345 has a 22-inch barrel (light sporter contour) and a matte receiver (full-length claw extractor, three-position safety, integral mounts). WOOD: Stocked in AA-grade English walnut, accents include an ebony forend tip, 24 lines-per-inch wrap checkering, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, steel grip cap, inletted sling swivel studs and a Kimber recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight (with optic) is 8.6 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: The bore is superb. Mechanics are solid. Metal and wood finishes are each approximately 99 percent. No box or papers. OPTIC: A new Leupold VX-3i 3.5-10x40mm (Duplex reticle, matte finish, 1-inch tube, .25-MOA clicks) is secured in Talley rings. The price is firm and layaway is available. $6,750 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon Model 89 SuperAmerica 7×57 Mauser, AA claro, Leupold, 99 percent

Kimber of Oregon Model 89 SuperAmerica 7×57 Mauser. Serial 8901647 is an early BGR with a 22-inch light sporter barrel (polished blue finish). Features include a matte receiver with integral mounts, full-length claw extractor for true controlled feeding and extraction and a three-position safety. STOCK: The AA-grade claro blank is dressed with an ebony forend tip, 24 lines-per-inch wrap checkering, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, steel grip cap, inletted sling swivel studs, Kimber recoil pad and a satin finish. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.6 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: The bore is pristine. Metal finish is approximately 99 percent. Wood is also approximately 99 percent with one minor impression on the comb line. No box or papers. OPTIC: A new Leupold VX-3i 3.5-10x40mm (Duplex reticle, matte finish, 1-inch tube, .25-MOA clicks) is secured in Talley rings. The price is firm and layaway is available. $6,000 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon Model 89 7×57 Mauser, all matte, AA claro, rosewood, inletted, Leupold, Talley, 99 percent

Kimber of Oregon Model 89 SuperAmerica 7×57 Mauser. A special early BGR with an all matte finish, serial 8901186 has a 22-inch light sporter barrel. Features include a full-length claw extractor, three-position safety and integral mounts. WOOD: Stocked in AA-grade claro, finishing touches include a rosewood forend tip, 24 lines-per-inch wrap checkering, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, steel grip cap, inletted sling swivel studs and a Kimber recoil pad. DIMENSIONS: Weight (with optic) is 8.6 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.4 inches. CONDITION: The bore is pristine. Metal and wood finishes are each approximately 99 percent. No box or papers. OPTIC: A new Leupold VX-3i 3.5-10x40mm (Duplex reticle, matte finish, 1-inch tube, .25-MOA clicks) is secured in Talley rings. The price is firm and layaway is available. $7,000 plus shipping.


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

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


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Kimber of Oregon Model 89 BGR .300 Winchester Magnum, factory engraved game scene, gold relief, BGRX 300-1, 99 percent

Kimber of Oregon Model 89 Big Game Rifle in .300 Winchester Magnum. Completed circa 1987, serial BGRX 300-1 is an outstanding example of Clackamas’ best efforts. Features include a 24-inch tapered medium sporter barrel, square bridge action with recoil shoulders, three-position safety and timed screws. STOCK: Shaped from a AA-grade blank with strong crossing grain, appointments include an ebony forend tip, 26 lines-per-inch wrap checkering, scalloped ejection port shoulder, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line and inletted (Howell-type) sling swivel studs. ENGRAVING: Signed by factory engraver Larry Peters, a gold relief brown bear in a wilderness setting spans the bottom metal. A supporting pattern of fine scroll and intricate leafy vine borders the scene and extends over the guard, receiver, bolt handle, barrel shank, grip cap and rings. The bolt knob is checkered (four complex teardrops over a sunburst). RINGS: Engraved 1-inch medium double lever rings are attached. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.2 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.3 inches. CONDITION: Likely unfired since factory proof and certainly never hunted. Metal (rust blue) and wood (satin) finishes are at least 99 percent with traces of handling. The ebony tip shows a trace of a stabalized hairline and what appear to be two ink lines under the finish are below the ejection port. No box or papers. SISTER RIFLE: BGRX 375-1, a similar .375 H&H Magnum in equally pristine condition, is available separately. The price is firm and layaway is available. $10,000 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon Model 89 SuperAmerica .35 Whelen, AA claro, Leupold, Talley, 99 percent

Kimber of Oregon Model 89 SuperAmerica .35 Whelen. Serial 8901447 is an early BGR with a 24-inch barrel (polished finish). Features include a matte-finished receiver with integral mounts, full-length claw extractor for true controlled round feeding and extraction and a three-position safety. STOCK: Drawn from an attractive blank of AA-grade claro, additions include an ebony forend tip, wrap checkering, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, steel grip cap, inletted sling swivel studs, Kimber recoil pad and a satin finish. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.0 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: The bore is pristine. Metal finish is over 99 percent and wood is approximately 99 percent. No box or papers. OPTIC: A new Leupold VX-3i 3.5-10x40mm (Duplex reticle, matte finish, 1-inch tube, .25-MOA clicks) is secured in Talley rings. The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,500 plus shipping.


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

Kimber of Oregon Model 89 Big Game Rifle “African” model in .375 H&H Magnum show gun. Completed circa 1987, serial BGRX 375-1 is an outstanding example of Clackamas’ best efforts and was no doubt created to showcase both factory engraving as well as the African model (the dangerous game version of the BGR, this rifle not being marked “African” or having an African serial prefix). Features include a 24-inch tapered heavy sporter barrel, banded front sight with conventional brass-beaded blade and flip-up moon sight, barrel-mounted sling swivel stud, quarter rib (hand-matted top and leafs, one fixed and one folder, each with gold sighting lines), magnum-length square bridge action with recoil shoulders (accepts Kimber rings), straight bolt handle, three-position Model 70-type safety, drop box magazine (6+1 capacity, extractor snaps over) trap door grip cap and timed screws. STOCK: Shaped from a straight-grain blank selected for strength, appointments include an ebony forend tip, 26 lines-per-inch wrap checkering, double crossbolts with ebony plugs, scalloped ejection port shoulder, open grip profile, traditional (pancake) scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, inletted (Howell-type) sling swivel stud and timed screws. ENGRAVING: The late Larry Peters, Kimber’s factory engraver, once remarked that he spent more time on this particular rifle than any other during the time of his service. The complex and detailed supporting pattern radiates outward from a gold relief maned lion that graces the floorplate. Bordered by arches of leafy vine, the supporting pattern covers the entirity of the bottom metal, receiver and grip cap. It then reappears on the band, quarter rib, barrel, shroud and bolt handle. “Kimber of Oregon. Inc., Clackamas, Oregon, U.S.A.” is engraved just forward of the rib. The bolt knob is hand-checkered (four complex teardrops over a sunburst). Peter’s signature is engraved on the tang (under the bolt shroud). RINGS: Engraved 1-inch medium double lever rings (not pictured) are included. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 10.0 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: Likely unfired since factory proof and certainly never hunted. Metal (rust blue) and wood (satin) finishes are at least 99 percent with traces of handling. The ivory moon sight bead is missing (will be replaced upon request). No box or papers. SISTER RIFLE: BGRX 300-1, a similar .300 Winchester Magnum in equally pristine condition, is available separately. The price is firm and layaway is available. $10,000 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon Model 89 BGR Founder’s Edition .375 H&H Magnum, serial FEG2, engraved, likely unfired

The father and son team of Jack and Greg Warne founded Kimber, then properly Kimber of Oregon, in 1979. They had an inkling gun-savvy American shooters were pining for a fine .22 sporting rifle and that building them would make for a fair business. Saying they were proved right is an extraordinary understatement. The Warnes were also pretty good at listening to their rapidly growing customer base, and it wasn’t long before they began offering a mini-Mauser christened the Model 84. Chambered in .223-length cartridges, orders rolled in and the Warnes struggled to meet demand. They also kept listening. Came the Model 89 BGR – the Model 89 Big Game Rifle to keep things formal. To the manner born, it combined the best features of the great Mauser 98 and Winchester’s superb pre-64 Model 70 – all in a sleek American sporter stock vetted by the sharpest eyes in riflery of the time. Swamped with orders, they decided to expand the company via a private stock offering that would raise enough scratch to make it happen. Putting pen to paper, the Warnes determined how much was required and what they could accept without giving up control of their company. The individual ante was set at $50,000, and that takers would be presented with a very special Founder’s Edition rifle wrapped in their stock certificate. Fourteen shareholder positions were offered. The money rolled in, but a combination of factors saw the company fall into bankruptcy several years later. According to records kept by factory engraver Larry Peters, only seven of the promised 14 Founder’s Edition rifles were ever completed. This rifle is one of them. Wearing a polished blue finish, it is stocked in fine English walnut appointed with an ebony forend tip, wrap-around checkering, Howell-type inletted sling swivel studs and the beaded cheekpiece found on Kimber’s top-end SuperAmerica model of that period. Elegantly engraved by Mr. Peters, the highlight is a roaring grizzly bust set in a French gray, gold-encircled background on the floor plate that incorporates the legend “Kimber Big Game Rifle.” In addition, scroll accents grace the floorplate, trigger guard, barrel shank, receiver and double lever rings (1-inch medium). “Founders Edition 1 of 14” is boldly engraved along the top of the barrel. The special serial number “FEG2”, engraved screw heads, checkered bolt knob and gold signatures of the Warnes complete the presentation. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.6 pounds and the length-of-pull over the Kimber recoil pad is 13.65 inches. CONDITION: Almost certainly unfired since factory proof, the bore is pristine. Metal finish is approximately 97 percent, with a modest distribution of micro-freckles scattered along the barrel and grip cap. Wood is at least 98 percent with a traces of handling and tiny spots of what is likely glue used to attach the recoil pad. No box or papers are present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $10,000 plus shipping.


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

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


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Kimber of Oregon Model 89 African .416 Rigby Magnum, banded, moon, quarter rib, drop box (4+1), trapdoor, AA English, Leupold, Talley, 97 percent

Kimber of Oregon Model 89 African .416 Rigby Magnum. Serial AF0130 has a 24-inch heavy sporter barrel (.695-inch muzzle diameter, banded front sight with hooded ramp and brass-beaded blade with pop-up moon sight, banded sling swivel stud and a quarter rib with both fixed and folding express blades). Features include matte metal finish, full-length claw extractor for true controlled-round feeding and extraction, three-position safety, straight bolt handle, drop-box magazine and integral mounts with recoil shoulders. WOOD: Stocked from impressive and properly-grained blank of AA-grade English, appointments include an ebony forend tip, 24 lines-per-inch wrap checkering, double crossbolts with ebony plugs, traditional (pancake) cheek rest with a scalloped transition and shadow line, trapdoor grip cap, inletted sling swivel stud and a Kimber recoil pad. CAPACITY: Four plus one. The extractor “snaps over” the top round as it is chambered. Feeding/extraction/ejection are flawless. DIMENSIONS: Weight (with optic) is 9.8 pounds and the length-of-pull is 14.0 inches. CONDITION: The bore is pristine. Mechanics are solid. Metal finish is approximately 97 percent with minute points of rubbing along the barrel. Wood is also approximately 97 percent with minor impressions. No box or papers. OPTIC: A new Leupold VX-3i 1.5-5x20mm (Duplex reticle, matte finish, 1-inch tube, .25-MOA clicks) is secured in Talley detachable rings with niter blued lever screws. The price is firm and layaway is available. $8,500 plus shipping.


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Little Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company (Big Sandy, Montana) .22 Magnum, serial 24, Otto & Pursley, engraved, gold, color case, 99 percent

Little Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company (Big Sandy, Montana) .22 Magnum. Made by Ron Otto and engraved by Aaron Pursley, serial number 24 has a 24.5-inch heavy octagon barrel (straight taper, 1 inch across the flats) with a blade front sight, flip-up (elevator) rear sight and a polished blue finish. The scaled action wears vivid color case and the hammer spur sports fine checkering. The AA-grade walnut stock is accented with a silver forend cap, polished blue butt plate (smooth, widow’s peak) and finished in hand-rubbed oil. No box or papers. ENGRAVING: The action is appointed with flowing scroll to approximately 70 percent coverage. Gold wire bordering integrated with stars wraps the action and reappears at both muzzle and shank. Both serial number and initials (GW) also appear in gold. Maker’s and engraver’s names ride the lower tang. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.0 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.5 inches. CONDITION: The bore is pristine. Metal finish is approximately 99 percent with trace suggestions of handling. Wood is also approximately 99 percent with a few faint impressions. The price is firm and layaway is available. $10,000 plus shipping.


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Marlin 39A DL .22 LR, squirrel, strong walnut figure, checkering, oil finish, grip cap, 95 percent

Marlin Model 39A DL .22 LR. Serial U13102 has a 24-inch barrel (hooded front sight with brass-beaded blade, full-length magazine tube, elevation-adjustable front sight). Features include a gold trigger and a heavily-figured walnut stock (oil finish, bordered checkering, squirrel carving, black grip cap, logo butt plate, sling loops). DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.4 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.2 inches. CONDITION: The Micro-Groove bore is superb. Mechanics are solid. Metal and wood finishes are each approximately 95 percent. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,000 plus shipping.


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Marlin Model 39 AWL .22 LR, one-of-a-kind factory error, limited edition, display winner, provenance, box, unfired

Marlin 39AWL .22 LR with an incredible factory error. Produced among a limited edition of 2000 rifles created to raise funds for wildlife conservation, serial number WL000766 left the Marlin factory with an unmarked barrel (other than the “JM” proof). After the rifle was sold and the error discovered, a second barrel with correct markings – other than “JM” as it was not was not factory installed – was obtained. Features include an unmarked 24-inch half-octagon-to-round barrel, etched receiver with gold embellishments and upgraded walnut with double-bordered checkering. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 5.8 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.25 inches. CONDITION: New and unfired with traces of handling. DISPLAY HISTORY: Displayed at the 2019 Marlin Firearms Collectors Association Annual Meeting, it won a Special Judges Award. INCLUSIONS: Original AWL promotional poster, manual, optic base, hammer extension, copy of “The Marlin Collector” magazine referencing the award, large awards presentation plaque, “Danger Ahead” framed print given in recognition of the award, paperwork from show display and a box with the correct end label. Digital copies of the display description and NSSF background letter are also available (hard copies not present). The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,000 plus shipping.


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Marlin Model 39 .22 LR, marked “SECOND”, great bore, 95 percent metal, 85 percent wood

Marlin Model 39 .22 LR. Marked “SECOND” on the barrel (there is also a “-” following “39” on the barrel but no “A”), serial G16616 has a 24-inch barrel (hooded brass-beaded blade front sight, elevation-adjustable rear sight). DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.8 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.3 inches. CONDITION: The bore is superb. Metal finish is approximately 95 percent. Receiver left shows several small pits under the finish. Action operation is smooth but thumb-cocking the hammer reveals a mild roughness. Wood is approximately 85 percent with some finish loss. No box or papers. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,500 plus shipping.


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

Mauser 8×57 in unusual carbine configuration. Serial number 79076 has a standard-length action and features a 20-inch barrel with three-leaf rear sight (one fixed and two folders) mounted on boss, stippled front ring, hinged floorplate with lever and double set triggers. The stock is unusually long to the fore, with double Schnabels, sling loops, wrap-around bordered checkering, steel grip cap, cheekpiece and horn butt. MARKINGS: Serial appears on barrel, receiver, bolt handle, extractor, shroud, safety and cocking piece. Others include “ON” on barrel left, Waffenfabrik Mauser-CBerndorf A/N” on wall, “OB” on bolt handle. “Germany” is stamped into the right side of the butt. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.4 pounds and length-of-pull from the front trigger is 14.25 inches. CONDITION: Bore is bright, with strong rifling. Set triggers need adjustment as it can slam fire during dry function testing with operated with authority. Rear folding leaf is slightly loose when placed in the raised position. Right side of rear ring tapped for receiver sight and now plugged. Markings are sharp. Barrel and action blue are approximately 80 percent. Bottom metal blue is about 40 percent, with general thinning and browning. Wood finish appears to have been refreshed at some point. Checkering shows light wear and the stock itself shows a general pattern of impressions. Butt plate has scattered worm holes and a chip at the toe. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,500 plus shipping.


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Outstanding David Miller custom left hand 6mm Remington, made for gunwriter Dave Petzal of Outdoor Life, pictured in Miller book, special features, 98 percent

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


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Monarch Tool Company (Argus Barker) Sharps-Borchardt Long Range .45-70, 33.85-inch, 1996, Gamradt full coverage, provenance, unfired since completion

Sharps-Borchardt 1878 Long Range .45-70 replica by Argus Barker’s Monarch Tool Company in Stevensville, Montana. Completed circa 1996, serial A42 is spectacular in every respect. Primary features include a 33.85-inch barrel (.835-inch muzzle diameter, drilled and reamed by Lilja, rust blued) with an adjustable spirit level front sight (aperture, hooded, fire blued), tang-mounted aperture rear sight, AAA-grade English walnut stock with ebony (forend tip, grip point) and rosewood (sideplates) accents, and bordered wrap checkering. The action is surfaced in an elegent French gray while the timed screws and wedge are fire blued. ENGRAVING: The action is dressed to full coverage by William Gamradt, a glowering bull bison on receiver right and an approaching boar grizzly on receiver left – each in quartering profile to showcase extensive detail and enhance dimension. The boys are framed by a leaf and vine that continues over the tangs, lever and block. The theme reappears over the chamber, a thin muzzle band was thoughtfully added as a finishing touch. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 10.6 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.6 inches. CONDITION: Unfired since completion and carefully handled/displayed since, conditon is at least 99 percent. PROVENANCE: A folder of correspondence between the original owner, maker and engraver is included. The price is firm and layaway is available. Trades for fine sporting rifles (particularly customs, rimfires and dangerous game calibers) and handguns will be respectfully considered. $12,500 plus shipping.


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Custom Remington 700 .308 Winchester presented to Lones Wigger, 1976, Dunlop, Hart, Leupold, second stock

Custom Remington Model 700 .308 Winchester presented to Lones Wigger upon winning the 1976 National High Power Silhouette Championship. Consigned by a fellow competitor as purchased directly from Wigger, serial A6224111 custom features include a 24-inch barrel by Roy Dunlap (tapering to .750-inch muzzle diameter, recessed crown), a Hart trigger and a second thumbhole stock for standing position. Both stocks have glass bedding over the full length of the action. IMPORTANT: There is no safety and the trigger breaks at nothing more than an angel’s whisper. DIMENSIONS: Weight (with presentation stock and optic) is 10.0 pounds and length-of-pull (presentation stock) is 13.15 inches. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Barrel finish (polished blue) is approximately 80 percent with spots of silvering or rubbed to bare. The muzzle and crown area is thinned and tarnished. Action finish is approximately 85 percent. Stocks are each approximately 80 percent. OPTIC: A Leupold VX-III 6.5-20×40 EFR Air Rifle scope (dot reticle, .25 MOA clicks, adjustable objective) is seated in Leupold mounts. Optics are clear with cleaning rubs on lens coatings. LONES WIGGER: Widely regarded as the finest competitive rifle shooter to have ever taken aim for the United States, Lones Wigger was a member of four Olympic Teams, winning both Gold and Silver in 1964 and a second Gold in 1972. He also set 13 individual world records and shared another 16 with team members. Over his storied career, Wigger won 91 National Championships across several events. He shot for 20 major American teams on the world stage, including four Olympic Teams, seven World Championships, five Pan-American Games and four Championship of the Americas with a records of 67 team and 44 individual medals over his career. Wigger was also a member of 12 Council Internatinale Sport du Militarie (CISM) military teams, winning 34 CISM medals. He also proudly serviced with the United States Army Marksmanship Unit and completed in international matches representing the United States for 23 years. Finally, Lones Wigger was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in June, 2008 – the only shooter in history to have received this honor. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,500 plus shipping.


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

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


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Van Horn custom .458 Lott, 1917 Enfield, 4+1, 22-inch, Mag-Na-Port, express, 9.8 pounds, 98 percent

Van Horn custom .458 Lott. Based on a much-refined 1917 Enfield with serial number WV375, it wears a 22-inch tapering barrel (.805-inch muzzle diameter, ramp front sight assembly with brass-beaded blade, four port Mag-Na-Port, sling swivel stud, island express with fixed blade). Barrel underside is marked “458 14”, “B3160”, “B.J.O.” and “TJ” with the J presented “lazy” (on its side). Features include a much-refined action with custom base for a red dot sight on the front ring, custom bolt handle, custom bottom metal with inside-the-bow release and a tuned custom trigger. Finish is an outstanding rust blue. STOCK: Properly shaped for its intended purpose from a AAA-grade blank, dressings include a rosewood forend tip, exceptional 26 lines-per-inch wrap checkering, steel crossbolt with engraved caps, soft Monte Carlo comb with shadow-lined scalloped cheek rest, toe line stud and a thin Pachmayr pad. Bedding extends from the lug to the forend tip. CAPACITY: Four plus one. Feeding is smooth, extraction/ejection are positive and the bolt closes smoothly over “single fed” rounds. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 9.8 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.45 inches (13.0 inches to wood line). CONDITION: The bore is outstanding. Metal finish is approximately 99 percent. Rear bridge drilled tapped with third filled hole. Wood is approximately 97 percent with a scattering of small impressions. The price is firm and layaway is available. $6,500 plus shipping.


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Van Horn custom .460 Weatherby Magnum, brake, express, AAA English, red dot, 99 percent

Van Horn custom .460 Weatherby Magnum (caliber verified). Serial PH505 is based on a refined 1917 Enfield. Features include an 18-inch barrel (20 inches with brake, front sight with folding hood and brass-beaded blade, sling swivel stud, island express rear sight, custom base for red dot sight). Features include a stippled front ring, custom bolt knob, custom bottom metal with inside-the-bow release and a tuned custom trigger. Metal finish appears to be CeraKote. STOCK: The AAA English walnut stock is of substantial profile with a rosewood forend tip, 26 lines-per-inch wrap checkering accented with fleurs, double crossbolts, soft Monte Carlo comb with shadow-lined scalloped cheek rest, toe line stud and a Pachmayr recoil pad. The barrel is fitted with second recoil lug and bedding its full length. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 10.2 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.9 inches. CONDITION: As one would expect, the bore is outstanding. Metal finish is at least 99 percent. Wood is approximately 98 percent with occasional minor indications of handling. The Burris FastFire II optic works properly. The price is firm and layaway is available. $10,000 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 has 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. Trades for fine sporting rifles (particularly customs, rimfires and dangerous game calibers) and handguns will be respectfully considered. $30,000 plus shipping.


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

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


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Winchester pre-64 Model 70 serial numbers 1 and 2

Absent anything short of absolute certainty these rifles stand among the world’s most important and valuable sporting arms. That they are paired presents an unequaled acquisition opportunity. Both 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 (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 the 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 using it over the course of several deer seasons, the current owner formally acquired the rifle – it 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 out 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 Rule’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 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 approximately 60 percent overall. 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. Overall metal finish is approximately 75 percent. Wood integrity is strong (absent cracks or chips). Wood finish condition is approximately 70 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.

An installment sale may be arranged following a suitable, non-refundable deposit. The pair will not be separated. All transportation arrangements and associated costs are the responsibility of the purchaser. The price is firm at $1,750,000.


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Beretta M9 9mm General Officer Issue Personal Defense Weapon of Maj Gen Blair E. Hansen, USAF (ret.), Italy, rock-solid provenance, extensive inclusions, superb condition

Beretta M9 9mm General Officers Issue Personal Defense Weapon of Maj Gen Blair E. Hansen, USAF (ret.). Made circa 1985 and issued in 2005, serial 1135548 remains in nearly pristine condition and is supported by superb provenance and outstanding inclusions. Beretta M9 pistols earmarked for the General Officers program were forwarded to the USAF Armory at Lackland AFB where they received a special finish (polished blue and gold-filled lettering) and were fitted with checkered cocobolo grips. Moreover, during General Hansen’s visit to Beretta USA in 2008, the pistol was custom tuned by their gunsmiths. CONDITION: Over 99 percent with trace suggestions of careful handling. PROVENANCE: Documentation includes the request for issue, payment cover letter and copy of check, cash collection voucher, Bill of Sale, related qualification documents and a letter from Beretta regarding the 2008 visit. Purchaser will receive a personalized letter from Maj Gen Hansen regarding the purchase. INCLUSIONS: Air Force General Officer Handbook (2007), black leather (Hill Country) holster/belt/carrier, boards, stars, most of the pictured patches plus the original boxes for both the pistol and the leather. The price is firm and layaway is available. $10,000 plus shipping.


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Clark Custom 50th Anniversary Millennium Meltdown .45 ACP, one of 50 made in 2000, Damascus, King, all literature, flawless

Clark Custom 50th Anniversary Millennium Meltdown .45 ACP. Made in 2000 as a limited edition of 50 special pistols to commemorate Jim Clark’s 50-year gunsmithing career, this incredible example wears serial number 45 (CCG045). Notable features include a Damascus steel flat top slide, Caspian fiber optic front sight (red), Caspian low mount adjustable rear sight (blade has rounded shoulders and serrated face), Clark Big Bushing with reverse plug, Clark barrel with integral feed ramp, lowered ejection port, Damascus combat hammer with serrated spur, Caspian steel frame with hard chrome finish, King ambidextrous extended thumb safety, King beavertail grip safety with serrated bump, King long target trigger, 20 lines-per-inch serrations on the front strap and mainspring housing, beveled magazine well and two sets of grips (black micarta with anniversary etchings and double-diamond checkered walnut). As an appropriate finishing touch, the entire pistol has been perfected with the Clark Meltdown for rounded and blended edges. CONDITION: Absolutely pristine, new and unfired. INCLUSIONS: Three Clark magazines with witness holes, two 2000 catalogs, copy of Shooting Times (May 2000) with a cover feature on these pistols, Operational Manual, test target (showing what appears to be a 8-shot, 50-yard group measuring just 1.915 inches center-to-center), logo bushing wrench and the original hard case with oversleeve used for shipping. The price is firm and layaway is available. $8,500 plus shipping.


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Kimber of Oregon Model 84 Predator Super Grade .223 Rem., English, ebony, cased and boxed, 99 percent

Kimber of Oregon Model 84 Predator Super Grade .223 Remington. Serial P116 wears a 15-inch barrel. Features include an English walnut stock (ebony forend tip and grip cap, borderless wrap checkering, finger grooves, satin finish), polished blue metal finish and Kimber bases. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 4.2 pounds and overall length is 21.75 inches. CONDITION: The bore is pristine. Metal is at least 99 percent with only trace indications of handling. Wood is also over 99 percent with a few trace impressions on the bottom of the grip cap. INCLUSIONS: The original Gun Guard hard case, cardboard box with correct end label, cardboard overbox with Kimber logo (taping and shipping label cover most of logo), wrench, warranty registration card and NRA membership promo card are present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,500 plus shipping.


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Jim Carmichel’s Kimber 1911 .45 ACP serial number 13, 1996, unfired, provenance

Extraordinary and unfired Kimber 1911 .45 ACP with gunwriter provenance from the very first production run in April, 1996. BACKGROUND: Kimber 1911 pistols were initially released in small batches during the Spring and Summer of 1996. All were marked as being made in Clackamas, Oregon (they were in fact made in Yonkers, New York but shipped in bulk to the Clackamas factory for actual distribution as the Yonkers 07 manufacturing license application was still pending). The serial sequence began with a “K” prefix and first 1,000 numbers were reserved for later use (which never happened), meaning the lowest possible serial number produced have been K001001. Each of these pistols was meticiously inspected and carefully tested for every aspect of function as well as accuracy. Many were also earmarked for gunwriters for testing and photography in support of feature magazine articles and covers. As would be expected, some did not survive the inspection process and those serial numbers were not reissued. All early pistols were identical and marked “Classic Model Custom .45 ACP” on slide right. The subject pistol, serial K001013, was shipped to Jim Carmichel, Shooting Editor of Outdoor Life. For whatever reason, other pistols forwarded to the magazine were used for testing and evaluation, so this one remains untouched and unfired since the day it left Kimber. As a side note, Mr. Carmichel’s special Kimber serial number was 13. His same-serialed Kimber of Oregon Model 84 .223 is also available for acquisition. PROVENANCE: A letter of provenance from Mr. Carmichel attests to origin, unbroken chain of possession and condition. INCLUSIONS: The letter of provenance, original factory hard case with serialized end label and secondary date label (4/96), hand-serialed vapor bag, logo bushing wrench, hang tag and secondary product label are present. CONDITION: New and unfired since factory proof. The price is firm and layaway is available. $4,000 plus shipping.


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Kimber 1911 .45 ACP from very first production run, Clackamas-marked, never loaded or fired, gunwriter provenance, outstanding quality and flawless condition

Extraordinary and unfired Kimber 1911 .45 ACP with gunwriter provenance from the very first production release in 1996. BACKGROUND: Kimber 1911 pistols were initially released in small batches during the Spring and Summer months of 1996. All were marked as being made in Clackamas, Oregon (they were in fact made in Yonkers, New York but shipped in bulk to the Clackamas factory for actual distribution as the Yonkers 07 manufacturing license application was still pending). The serial sequence began with “K” prefix and first 1,000 numbers were reserved for later use, meaning the lowest possible serial number released would have been K001001. Each of these pistols was meticiously inspected and carefully tested for every aspect of function as well as accuracy. Many were also earmarked for gunwriters for testing and photography in support of feature magazine articles and covers. As would be expected, some did not survive the inspection process and those serial numbers were not reissued. All early pistols were identical and marked “Classic Model Custom .45 ACP” on slide right. The subject pistol, serial K001176, was shipped to the Techical Editor of NRA’s The American Rifleman, Bob Hunnicutt. For whatever reason, other pistols forwarded to the NRA were used for all of the NRA’s testing and evaluation, so this one remains untouched and unfired since the day it left Kimber. PROVENANCE: A letter of provenance from Mr. Hunnicutt attests to origin, the unbroken chain of possession and condition. INCLUSIONS: The original factory hard case with serialized end label and secondary date label (4/96), manual and logo bushing wrench are present. CONDITION: New and unfired since factory proof. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,500 plus shipping.


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Korth Sport Model .22 LR, 6-inch, 1969, Ratzeburg, 25052, target grips, superb condition

Korth Sport Model .22 LR. Made in Ratzeburg in 1969, serial number 25052 is superlative in every respect. Features include a 6-inch barrel, adjustable rear sight and wood target grips (fixed, right hand, fit medium-size hands). CONDITION: The bore is flawless, bright and shiny. Trigger pulls and cylinder locking are very good. Metal finish is approximately 97 percent, with trace thinning at the muzzle and over the guard, a light turning ring and a small area of scratches on the left side of the frame directly below the rear sight blade. No box, papers, additional grips or parts are present. The price is firm and layaway is available. Trades for fine sporting rifles (particularly customs, rimfires and dangerous game calibers) and handguns will be respectfully considered. $4,500 plus shipping.


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Mikkenger Arms Grizzly .44 Magnum, Dallas circa 1980, screwless side plate frame, 8.2-inch, recessed crown, properly timed, tight, pristine bore

Mikkenger Arms Grizzly .44 Magnum. Made in Dallas circa 1980, serial 5183 features a solid “screwless” frame (sideplates, no external screws), 8.2-inch barrel (recessed crown, solid rib, front blade with yellow insert), steel ejector rod housing, adjustable rear sight, serrated hammer spur, square trigger guard and wood grips. Weight is 3.0 pounds. CONDITION: The bore is flawless. Chamber walls are smooth. Cylinder rotation and indexing are effortless and positive. Cylinder locks drum tight. Trigger pull is smooth and consistent. Cylinder face shows little evidence of firing beyond proof. Metal finish is approximately 90 percent with a scattering of small rubs and scratches that suggest handling or safe wear more than field use. Grips are solid and approximately 85 percent with impressions and a small chip. No box, papers, additional accessories or history. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,750 plus shipping.


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Ruger Blackhawk Flat Top .44 Special, 2009, 4.675, custom grips & case, unfired

Ruger Blackhawk Flat Top .44 Special. Made in 2009, serial 520-18890 has a 4.675-inch barrel, Flat Top frame with adjustable sight and black plastic grips. Aftermarket features include custom big leaf maple grips and a custom presentation case (empty ammo box and six brass). The factory hard case with standard manual, special Flat Top manual, fired casing and integral lock keys (2) is included. CONDITION: New and unfired since factory proof with trace indications of handling and transport, most notably light rubbing on the underside of the guard. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,500 plus shipping.


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Ruger Blackhawk Flat Top .44 Special, 2009, 5.5, custom grips & case, unfired

Ruger Blackhawk Flat Top .44 Special. Made in 2009, serial 520-19508 has a 5.5-inch barrel, Flat Top frame with adjustable sight and black plastic grips. Aftermarket features include custom English walnut grips and a custom presentation case (empty ammo box). The factory hard case with standard manual, special Flat Top manual, fired casing and integral lock keys (2) is included. CONDITION: New and unfired since factory proof with trace indications of handling including a ghosted turning ring. The left factory grip has a chip at the rear border.  The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,500 plus shipping.


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Smith & Wesson K-22 Outdoorsman .22 LR, 1932, 4x matching, 6-inch, strong colors, 98 percent

Smith & Wesson K-22 Outdoorsman. A very early example made circa 1932, serial 638887 (4X: barrel, frame, cylinder, right grip panel) has a 6-inch barrel (tapering to .535-inch muzzle diameter, brass bead inlaid in front sight blade). Features include an adjustable rear sight, color case hammer (patent marking, checkered spur), color case trigger (serrated face), serrated front strap and backstrap (six serrations each) and checkered diamond grips. No box or papers. CONDITION: The bore is outstanding in every respect. Chamber walls are smooth and bright. Trigger pulls are very smooth. The cylinder opens smoothly, rotates without stutter and locks tightly. Metal finish is at least 98 percent with trace thinning on muzzle sides and a modest turning ring. Cylinder face exhibits little evidence of firing. All markings are tack sharp. Grips are approximately 98 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,250 plus shipping.


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Smith & Wesson Outdoorsman (pre-23) .38 Special, 1955, 6.5-inch, five screw, Cokes, 85 percent, Roy Huntington collection

Smith & Wesson Outdoorsman (pre-23) .38 Special. Made circa 1955 in the five screw configuration, serial S145060 (4x: barrel, cylinder, ejector and grip frame) features a 6.5-inch pinned barrel (blade front sight, serrated raised rib), adjustable rear sight, color case hammer (.505-inch wide, checkered spur), color case trigger (.500-inch wide, serrated face) and “Coke bottle” grips. No box or papers. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Metal finish is approximately 85 percent with silvering edges, spots of thinning on the cylinder and scattered freckling on the frame. The right grip has a hairline (minor, not chipped and easy to disappear) where it meets the top of the backstrap. ROY HUNTINGTON has written over 2,500 firearm-related articles since his first effort was published by Guns & Ammo in 1982. While his editing career actually began at Police Magazine, industry-wide recognition came after he was named editor of American Handgunner. Roy became the publisher of American HandgunnerGuns and a host of special editions presented by the Firearms Marketing Group in 2004He remained at the helm of American Handgunner until semi-retirement in 2021. Roy still writes features, a column for American Handgunner and creates a significant amount of video content. His knowledge of all things gun combined with his famous sense of humor shines brightly through all of his work. PROVENANCE: A personalized letter from Roy Huntington will be sent to the purchaser. NOTE: Several other Huntington-owned handguns are presented concurrently. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,250 plus shipping.


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Terry Tussey custom damascus 1911 .45 ACP, 1997, Guns Magazine cover feature, provenance, 99 percent, Roy Huntington collection

Spectacular Terry Tussey custom damascus steel .45 ACP. Completed circa 1997 and the subject of an 11-page Guns Magazine cover feature with Ichiro Nagata photography, serial 27232 stands tall among the finest 1911 pistols ever created. The result of a collaboration between Tussey, Caspian and its invisionary Roy Huntington, even the smallest details were carefully considered, discussed and addressed. Tussey did the heavy lifting to be sure, maching the slide from a hand-forged billet, installing and tuning the Vidcki trigger and fitting it all together in such a way it delivered his one-inch at 25-yards accuracy guarantee. Special features include a fiber optic front sight, adjustable “aperture” rear sight, ambidextrous thumb safety, bumped beavertail grip safety and a Smith & Alexander beveled magazine well. No box, magazine or papers. CONDITION: Having been handled with great care over its lifetime, the pistol remains in approximately 99 percent condition. ROY HUNTINGTON has written over 2,500 firearm-related articles since his first effort was published by Guns & Ammo in 1982. While his editing career actually began at Police Magazine, industry-wide recognition came after he was named editor of American Handgunner. Roy became the publisher of American HandgunnerGuns and a host of special editions presented by the Firearms Marketing Group in 2004He remained at the helm of American Handgunner until semi-retirement in 2021. Roy still writes features, a column for American Handgunner and creates a significant amount of video content. His knowledge of all things gun combined with his famous sense of humor shines brightly through all of his work. PROVENANCE: A personalized letter from Roy Huntington will be sent to the purchaser. A copy of the March, 1998 issue of Guns Magazine with the feature is also included. NOTE: Several other Huntington-owned handguns are presented concurrently. The price is firm and layaway is available. $10,000 plus shipping.


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Bertuzzi Ariete sidelock .410 with automatic hammers, color case, engraved, 3-inch, AA English, 5.6 pounds, 14.5-inch LOP, cased, 97 percent

Bertuzzi Ariete sidelock .410. Made in 1983 (date code “AL”) and imported by Bingham Limited, serial 5791 has 26.2-inch barrels (fixed C/IC, filed rib with single bead, 3-inch chambers, ejectors). Features include automatic-cocking hammers, mechanical safety, mechanical trigger, rolled guard and color case. WOOD: Shaped from AAA-grade English walnut with dynamic figure, appointments include borderless wrap checkering, drop points, straight grip and a checkered butt. ENGRAVING: The action, hammers, lever, tang forend release and barrels are gracefully accented with gold wire. The maker’s crest (splinter), serial and original owner’s initials (guard) are also in gold. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 5.6 pounds, length-of-pull is 14.5 inches, drops are 1.6 and 2.2 inches, and cast off is approximately .20-inch. CONDITION: Bores are strong and bright. Mechanics are enthusiastic. Barrel blue is approximately 97 percent with ghosted thinning near the muzzles. Colors are vivid. Overcoat has thinned along the tang. Gold wire is solid (no breaks). The forend has a splinter at the forward right. Wood is otherwise over 95 percent with a scattering of light rubs and minor field impressions. CASE: A locking Nirroli leather case with maker’s label, key and snap caps is included and shows in excellent condition both inside and out. The price is firm and layaway is available. $18,500 plus shipping.


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David McKay Brown 20 true pair, 1990, scaled round trigger plate action, IC/M, 6.0 pounds, 14.75, 97 percent

David McKay Brown round action 20 gauge true pair. Bearing 1990 London proofs, serials 7457 & 7458 are superlative game guns with scaled frames and trigger plate actions. Identical in configuration, barrels are 27.25 inches (fixed IC/M, game ribs, 2.75-inch chambers, ejectors). Safeties are automatic. HISTORY: Held in trust by a hunting partner of the original owner since his passing, they are known to be but lightly hunted. ENGRAVING: Each action is dressed with an intricate pattern of scroll to full coverage. Patterns extend over the tangs, levers and latches. Gun numbers and “SAFE” appear in gold. Action screws and latch plungers are fired. Toe line initial plates are engraved “TJM”. DIMENSIONS: Weights are 6.0 pounds. Lengths-of-pull are 14.75 inches, drops are 1.4 and 2.1 inches, and cast offs are approximately .30-inch. CONDITION: Bores crowd pristine. Barrels are full on face. Levers naturally rest right. Ejectors snick with purpose and trigger pulls are crisp. GUN 1: Blue over the barrels and guard is at least 97 percent. Colors are vivid. Wood is also 97 percent with a scattering of small impressions near the butt above the toe line (right side). GUN 2: Blue over the barrels and guard is approximately 97 percent with an occasional microscratch. Colors are vivid. Wood is approximately 97 percent with a few minor rubs and the same small impressions as Gun 1. The lower tang point is slightly proud of the toe line. INCLUSIONS: No case or papers are present. The price is firm and layaway is available. $85,000 plus shipping.


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Hoffman Arms .410, Cleveland, circa 1922, gun number 201, 28-inch, 3-inch, 14.1 inches, ejectors, solid Michigan single family provenance, tight, great bores, trace colors

Hoffman Arms .410. Made in Cleveland circa 1922 and wearing gun number 201, serial 97998 (3x matching) was originally purchased by William A. Comstock (Governor of Michigan, 1933-1935) and has since remained in his family. Features include 28-inch barrels (F/F, single bead, hand-stippled rib, 3-inch chambers, ejectors), automatic safety, mechanical triggers (checkered faces) and timed screws. Wrap checkering is 26 lines-per-inch with interupted Mullered borders and appointments include drop points, a steel grip cap and a partially-checkered butt. ENGRAVING: Predictably well executed but unattributed, the action is dressed with intricate bordered scroll surrounding the maker’s banner to approximately 70 percent coverage. The pattern continues over the lever/guard/tangs, blends over the chambers and reappears on the grip cap. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 5.6 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.1 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.5 inches, and cast off is approximately .50-inch. CONDITION: The bores are strong and bright, barrels full on face, ejectors snappy and mechanics solid. Barrel finish is approximately 50 percent with general thinning and browning. Colors are approximately 15 percent with general thinning as well as tarnish (over the guard). Wood is solid with finish of approximately 70 percent. PROVENANCE: The Comstock family will provide a personalized letter attesting to ownership history. The price is firm and layaway is available. $12,500 plus shipping.


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Holland & Holland Royal 12 gauge two-barrel set, 1926, fantastic dimensions, oak & leather case, 98 percent

Holland & Holland Royal 12 gauge hand-detachable sidelock ejector with two barrel sets. Made in 1926 and refurbished in the late 1970s, serial number 30786 presents at 98% overall condition while offering both features and measurements for outstanding field service no matter the circumstance. BARRELS: Both barrel sets are 27-inches long with 2.75-inch chambers, properly serialed and proofed. Each has a swamped rib with single bead. Number 1 is choked C/IC and number 1C is F/F. FEATURES: Rolled trigger guard, articulated front trigger, tuned ejectors and automatic safety. EMBELLISHMENT: The action is adorned with Holland’s elegant bordered scroll, the maker’s name appearing in ribbons on either side, “Royal Self-Opener” and patent date on the bottom and “Royal Ejector” on the opening lever. The pattern also graces the forend furniture, top lever, guard, safety and tangs, then continues two inches along the barrels and ribs. Gold highlights include “Holland & Holland” and “13. Brunton Street, London” on the barrels, “1” on the splinter and top lever, “1” and “1C” on the respective barrels, “Safe” and the serial number on the lower tang. Pins, triggers and cocking indicators are gold plated as well. The side lever and top lever screw are finished in niter blue. Checkering is a fine, bordered pattern which wraps both forend and stock, and then reappears on the butt. The initial plate on the toe line remains blank. CONDITION: At least 98% as completely refurbished. Engraving remains without blemish. Both barrel sets are fully on face, ring proudly and retain nearly 100% of their rust blue. Forend wood is about 95%, with a pair of indentations on the bottom just forward of the action. Stock is 99%, with a few minor field impressions. The opening lever camps at center and ejectors pop with authority. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.4 pounds. Length-of-pull is 15.25 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.25 inches and cast off is approximately .35 inch. CASE: Oak and leather maker’s case with brass fittings and felt interior includes Holland & Holland snaps, oil bottle and ebony cleaning rod, two leather barrel covers (one branded “Holland & Holland”), leather-cased pull with brush and jag, maker’s label and keys. Initials “RJH” appear on the lid. The case itself remains in approximately 95% condition, with light general wear and a partial separation of the carry handle. The price is firm and layaway is available. Trades for fine sporting rifles (particularly customs, rimfires and dangerous game calibers) and handguns will be respectfully considered. $57,500 plus shipping.


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Ruger Red Label Woodside 12 gauge, factory engraved, 1 of 81 created, circassian butt stock, 98 percent

Factory engraved Ruger Red Label Woodside 12 gauge. One of only 81 engraved Woodside shotguns ever created, serial 430-00242 is an earlier version with a circassian walnut stock and claro walnut forend. Features include 26-inch barrels with choke tubes (M/F), matte double-beaded (white front bead) vent rib, 3-inch chambers, ejectors, automatic tang safety with selector and a single mechanical trigger. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 7.8 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.2 inches, drops are 1.4 and 2.35 inches and cast is near neutral. CONDITION: The bores are strong and bright, barrels full on face, mechanics operate properly and the opening lever rests well to the right. Metal finishes are approximately 98 percent. Wood condition is approximately 99 percent. INCLUSIONS: None. No box, papers, additional choke tubes or factory letter. The price is firm and layaway is available. Trades for fine sporting rifles (particularly customs, rimfires and dangerous game calibers) and handguns will be respectfully considered. $5,000 plus shipping.


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Westley Richards Ovundo 20 gauge, 1927, droplock, 28-inch IC/F, 2.75, superb bores, horn, drop points, cased, documents

Westley Richards Ovundo 20 gauge. Completed in 1927 per the included documentation, serial 1626 has 28-inch barrels (IC upper / F lower, scalloped .245-inch solid rib with single bead, 2.75-inch chambers, ejectors). Features include a droplock action, automatic safety, horn forend tip, wrap checkering and drop points. ENGRAVING: “Westley Richards” on each plate, “Safe” on the tang and the gun number “4” 3x – all in gold. Plates are bordered while the lever, latch and screws are lightly scrolled. The toe line initial plate has “JBC” initials. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.4 pounds. Length-of-pull is 14.25 inches over the pad, drops are 1.5 and 2.25 inches, and cast off is approximately .25-inch. CONDITION: Bores are superb, barrels on face and mechanics solid. The receiver pin (upper left side) is a trace proud which accounts for its lighter color (contact wear). Barrel finish has thinned and browned to approximately 60 percent. Colors have faded to approximately 25 percent. Guard has been refinished. Wood is solid and stands at approximately 80 percent. INCLUSIONS: The Authentication Certificate, history letter, photocopy of ledger sheets and a 1986 purchase receipt/description are present. A leather takedown case (partial end label, makers label, brass corners, snaps, wool felt lining, initials on lid) in good condition is also included. The price is firm and layaway is available. $20,000 plus shipping.


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Winston Churchill engraved Winchester Model 42 .410, 1972, one owner, gold relief, sinister walnut, solid rib, absolutely peerless, 98 percent

Staggering Winchester Model 42 .410 engraved by Winston Churchill. Completed in 1972 and consigned by the original owner, serial number 142075 has a 28-inch solid rib barrel (fixed SK, double ivory beads, 3-inch chamber). ENGRAVING: Commissioned by one of Churchill’s friends and best customers for his wife, receiver right is graced with a gold relief woodcock in flight against a mountained backdrop. Receiver left highlights a gold relief grouse rocketing through the timber. Each scene is surrounded by an intricate field of leafy vine, this in turn triple edge-bordered with fine lines. Detailing is, of course, extraordinary. The grip cap is equally dynamic, showcasing a bobwhite rising from a complex cluster of flora. Receiver right is signed “Winston Churchill Engr. For Cynthia 1972“. Additionally, both bolt and lifter are jeweled. STOCK: While unattributed, the stock is likely the work of Churchill as well. Fashioned from AAA-grade walnut with grain so dark it borders on sinister, the fore wears a wrap of fine checkering accented with intersecting ribbons and a single delicate fleur. The wrist echoes the theme through broad panels. A brass initial plate is inletted on the toe line. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 6.4 pounds. Length-of-pull is 13.4 inches, drops are 1.5 and 2.0 inches, and cast off is approximately .40-inch. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Mechanics are smooth and tight. Metal and wood finishes easily exceed 98 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $22,500 plus shipping.


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