812. W. AND C. SCOTT 8 BORE HAMMER SHOTGUN. (ca. 1873) Cal. 8 bore.
3″ Chambers. 32″ Blued Damascus bbls are black powder proofed. Jones under lever action is fitted with non-rebounding bar locks, with nicely filed serpentine hammers. Action is engraved with varying sized scroll and with bird dog on left lock and flying duck on right. Lightly streaked European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over steel buttplate. Matching splinter forend has sliding bolt fastener. Bore diameter: left -.830, right – .846. Bore restrictions: left – .000 (cyl), right – .000 (cyl). Wall thickness: left – .040, right – .045. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 10 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. CONDITION: Very Good, as partially refinished. Bbls have nearly all of re-blue. Action and locks have traces of orig color, strong on locks where protected. Stocks retain most of their orig finish with oil rubbed in. Right bore is very good with light pitting, left bore very fine, lightly frosted. Action is tight. Locks are fine. SN 16939.
810. VERY CLOSE TO NEW, UNFIRED J. P. SAUER MODEL 30 LUFTWAFFE DRILLING WITH CASE. Cal. 12 ga X 12 ga XC 9.3X74R
Typical J. P. Sauer Luftwaffe drilling has Sauer markings around breech ends of 25-5/8″ bbls and sides of case hardened action, also decorated with sprays of scroll. Bottom of rifle bbl is stamped with 2/42 German proofs and rear lump with Waffenamt “L2”. Luftwaffe eagle is on right side of right bbl and also stamped on right side of buttstock, which features right hand cheekpiece, steel grip cap, and “SSu” (Sauer Suhl) embossed ribbed horn buttplate. Drilling is housed in its orig aluminum case with leather handle, marked “Drilling M 30 mit Munition u. Zubehor”. Interior of case has typical felt gaskets, is stencil marked with contents on lid, and contains orig cleaning kit in black cardboard box (components new/unused), instruction booklet, very rare shooting (shot pattern) record, and leather sling. PROVENANCE: Ex-Collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess. Prestigious and lifetime Parker and Winchester collection of Dr. Tom Bouwkamp. CONDITION: Near new, appears unfired. Metal and wood have only a few light scratches and marks in all of their orig finishes, with some discoloration and light pits at muzzles. Bores are excellent. Rifle bore is coated with what appears to be its orig grease, but rifling still visible and mint. Exterior of case has considerable loss and scratches to its orig paint. Leather handle has some loss to top grain, but is otherwise fine. Interior is excellent, all gaskets and blocking intact. Cleaning kit box has some chips and compressions from contact with left fence of action. Sling is a bit dry. Instruction booklet is excellent. Shooting record is slightly foxed and creased. Undoubtedly one of the finest examples of this important military weapon in existence. Serial # 338001.
804. Ithaca. Model Flues grade 1 1/2. SxS boxlock shotgun. Cal 16 ga. 28″ barrel with bright shinny bores. Choke right barrel Mod, Left barrel IM. Mfg 1915. 14 1/4″ Lop. Select walnut stock and wide beaver tail forearm. Multipoint checkering and pistol grip cap with waffle type white line buttpad. Plastic pistol grip cap with monogrammed medallion. Sling studs, top tang safety. Wood rates 90%, blued metal rates 90%. Excellent condition early Ithaca
SxS. Serial # 258741.
809. EXCEPTIONAL CIVIL WAR PALMER BOLT ACTION CARBINE.
NSN. Cal. 50. 20″ bbl. This is a extremely fine example of the first bolt action metallic cartridge arm accepted by the U.S Government. Only about 1,000 of these guns were made by Lamson & Company in Windsor, Vermont and delivered in April 1865. These were not issued to troops due to cessation of hostilities. This gun conforms to the standard configuration of other specimens and marked like others “US/EG Lamson & Co/Windsor VT” and “1865″ on lock and on back of breech “WM Palmer/Patent/DEC.22.1863″. This is a beautiful example of this carbine which would be difficult to upgrade. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Gun retains thin orig finish on bbl and strong case colors on lock, trigger guard and buttplate. Stock is sound, solid with crisp edges with “MM” cartouche and other small set of inspectors initials. Mechanics fine with bright shiny bore. Hard to improve on.
807.Early Winchester Model 21 SXS SHOTGUN FACTORY REFURBISHED AND ENGRAVED BY NICK KUSMIT IN 21-4 STYLE WITH SUPPORTING LETTERS. Cal. 12 Ga. 26″ barrels marked for Cyl and Mod
have Winchester nomenclature on tops. Early standard action with double triggers and automatic safety has been engraved by master Winchester factory engraver, Nick Kusmit, in “21-4” style with sprays of simple scroll surrounding hunting scenes; pair of rising ducks on left, and pair of grouse flying into opening from woodland on right. A pointer and setter (pointing) are on trigger plate. Engravers initials “NK” are under duck scene. Plain American walnut pistol grip stock with long grip measures 14″ over composition Winchester buttplate. Matching splinter forend has early knobbed secondary latch. Bore diameter: left -.729, right – .729. Bore restrictions: left – .012 (lt mod), right – .002 (cyl). Wall thickness: left – .038, right – .035. Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 15 oz. LOP: 14″. PROVENANCE: Supporting letters from Ed Ulrich regarding factory work done at his request, and stating that he had Nick Kusmit engrave it. Letter, from Nick Kusmit, stating that he engraved this gun in 21-4 pattern. CONDITION: Excellent, as completely factory refurbished, retaining nearly all finishes on wood and metal. Bores are excellent. Mechanically fine. Serial # 1761.
Sell $ 6,500.00
811. EXCEPTIONALLY FINE ALEXANDER HENRY HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE PRESENTED BY EDWARD, THE PRINCE OF WALES TO WALTER WINANS, WITH BOOKS. (Ca. 1890) Cal 450 BPE. 28 1/4″
Fine Damascus dovetailed bbls with high, flat, full length file cut rib, are engraved “Alex’r Henry Edinburgh and London.” and “Maker to Their Royal Highness’ The Prince of Wales and Duke of Edinburgh.” on tops. Top of left bbl toward center is engraved “Presented by H. R. H. the Prince of Wales to W. Winans. Esq.” Bbl flats show London black powder proofs at .440 and are stamped “A.H” and SN. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “Henry’s Rifling A & T 5695” on the right and left bbl has “5696” (patent use numbers). Sling eye is mounted to bottom rib. Long, round bar, Jones underlever action has finely filed fences with two cuts in action bar to make rifle lighter. Back action rebounding locks have front mounted stalking safeties. Action and lockplates have 80% coverage of very finely executed English scroll engraving, with “Alex’r Henry” on each lockplate. Short, round bodied, serpentine hammers have scroll engraved bodies and dolphin heads. Long top action tang has folding Lyman peep sight. Trigger guard has SN at grip. Broadly streaked European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-7/16″ over checkered wood butt with engraved steel heel and toe plates. Stock features double shadow line right hand cheekpiece, and point pattern checkering with mullered borders. There is a sling eye on toe line, and grip has engraved steel trap cap, containing two spare strikers. Matching splinter forend attaches to bbl with forward lever. Drop at heel: Approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: Approx 2″. Weight: 8 lbs. 11 oz, LOP 14-7/16″. Accompanying rifle are two books by Walter Winans. One is “Practical Rifle Shooting” (New York: Putnams Sons, 1906). The other is “Animal Sculpture” (New York: Putnams Sons, 1913). Original page from “Vanity Fair” supplement entitled “Tracks and Triggers” picturing Winans in stalking regalia, double rifle slung over his shoulder. Winans Copy of page from “The Sporting Rifle” p. 9 where Winans discusses his fondness for the Lyman peep sight. Books as above, both ex-library copies. Copy of Wikipedia of Winans biography, bibliography, etc. CONDITION: Excellent, near new. Bbls retain 98% of their original brown, with some nicks, small dings, and a small area 9″ from muzzle on left bbl, with some abrasion. Action, locks, and hammers retain nearly all their original case color with silvering on bottom of action, and sides of fences. There is some silvering on top tang in front of tang sight which is a later addition, but probably put there by Mr. Winans, who states in his book “The Sporting Rifle” on page 9 “I have lately been shooting a great deal with the Lyman aperture hind sight (see cut). I find that, contrary to expectation, I can do very rapid firing with it and it is much less fatiguing to the eye than other sights. The main advantage is that there is no tendency to concentrate one’s attention on it.” Grip cap has most of its case color, silvered on edges. Heel and toe plates retain over 50% of their color. Stocks have nearly all of their original oil finish. The grain has lifted a bit over the years,and there are a fair number of minor dings, and scratches. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. Bores are excellent, nearly perfect. Books are good. A lovely rifle in exceptionally fine condition owned by one of the most dynamic characters of his day. He was an author (10 books on pistol and rifle shooting, deer breeding, art, etc.), world record marksman (gold medal 1908 Olympics, 2 shot running deer plus many pistol competitions), passionate hunter (he leased hundreds of thousands of acres of hunting grounds in Scotland), sculptor (gold medal 1912 Olympics) horse racing, and artist. Born in Russia to American parents, he affirmed his American citizenship but never set foot in the USA.
Sell $ 20,000.00
557. Carl Guntermann. Model German engraved custom Stutzen rifle. Cal 30-06. 21-1/2″ barrel with caterpillar front sight and island rear, marked “Carl Guntermann Dusseldorf”. Mauser action is fully engraved with floral sprays, engraved butter knife bolt, floorplate engraved in relief game scene with fighting stag by L.W. Kessler, Suhl. Side safety. Mannlicher style stock of exhibition quality fiddleback walnut has ebony forend tip, multi point checkering, horn trigger guard, double set trigger and pancake cheekpiece, checkered hard rubber but. Leuplod 1.5×5 scope in fully engraved claw mount rings. PROVANCE: Remarkable William Larken Moore Private estate collection. Condition is excellent. Gun retains virtually all of its custom finishes, with a couple of tiny chipping on inside of horn trigger guard, otherwise gun remains in as new condition. Mechanics are crisp , bright shinny bore, optics are clear. Serial # 35244.
658. Johan Michelitsch. Model Ferlach Austria O/U Rifle. Cal 375 H&H Mag. 24 1/2″ barrel. Stamped; “Joh. Michelitsch Ferlach-Austria”. A beautiful big bore rifle featuring 1/3 raised solid matted rib, fixed rear sight, ramp front sight, blued barrels, sling swivels, hand engraved antique French coin nickel frame. Left side features Three Rhinoceros, while the base features a bear. The right side features water buffalo. Has a straight grip, finely checkered perch belly walnut stock with fully engraved long lower tang and beautiful grain. Black rubber buttplate, sling swivels and Schnabel checkered walnut forend. Has tiny chip and a hairline half inch crack right of top tang at edge of action. Gun locks up tight as new. Beautiful bore and perfect action. An extremely high quality, big bore Safari over under double rifle. Serial # 389
277. Savage. Model 99G. Deluxe Takedown. Cal . 300 Sav. 24″ Barrel with a bright and excellent bore. Rocky mountain rear sight and blade front. Marbles rear tang sight. Steel pistol grip cap and serrated steel butt plate. Vibrant case colors on lever. Crisp checkered walnut stock and Schnabel forearm. All screws are excellent. 99% blue metal surfaces. Wood is 95% with a few minor dings. Manufactured 1935. This rifle has seen almost no use. Serial # 347752.
128. Browning. Model Grade II BAR. Cal 7mm Rem Mag. Made in Belgium. Manufactured in 1969 this rifle features a ramped beaded blade front sight with a hood, and a flip up rear express sight. The receiver is mounted with a Bushnell wide angle 3.5x-10x45mm Sportview scope on a solid mount. The receiver sides have a light scroll engraving with a simple Bear head on the right side and a Ram on the left. The trigger guard is similarly engraved with a flourish of simple scroll. It has a multipoint checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with sling swivel studs and a solid Browning recoil pad. This gun is excellent overall with 98% original deep blue finish displaying mostly scattered light handling marks and a few scratches on the front sight ramp, The wood is very good with attractive grain and sharp checkering. The left side of the forearm has a small area of pressure indentations and the grip has some small gouges. Mechanically excellent. Serial # 9414M69
Sell $ 1,600.00
647. Mannlicher Schoenauer. Model GK. Cal. .308 win. 21″ barrel. The GK model was part of the 1950-1952 models. The special GK stock design was available as a special order variant during the post war production run. Features ramped front sight, two leaf folding rear sight, blued finish, butter knife bolt handle, double set triggers, quick detachable Paul Jaeger side mount with a Redfield 2X7 scope. Full length checkered walnut stock is in excellent condition with a straight comb, pistol grip cap and Pachmayr pad. All metal retains 98% blue finish. Fine bore and action. A scarce .308 carbine made in Austria the 1950s.
Serial # 38321.
770. Starr Arms Co. Model 1858 Navy Reolver. Cal. .36 Percussion. 6″ barrel. The navy revolver has the shortest production of all Starr revolvers with approximately 3,000 made between 1858 and 1860. It is a all matching number, Military issue. Inspector stamps can be found with the letter “T” on frame, cylinder and barrel. There is a visible cartouche on the left panel that is no longer readable, but outline can be seen. The “T” stands for “JT” which would have been visible on the grip panel (John Taylor). Taylor was a principle sub-inspector. Gun is in excellent, all original condition. Frame retains approximately 20% original blue, while barrel hinge retains some blue, the balance of the gun is a perfectly smooth blue-brown patina. Sharp legends. Cylinder has all perfect nipples and is a blue-brown patina. Grips are excellent with usual small dings. The military received 2,200 “JT” inspected weapons, but few are seldom found so stamped, adding to the rarity of this fine and scarce Civil War Navy Revolver. Revolver has strong bore with frosting. Fine action. This is an extremely fine condition, Military inspected Starr Navy pistol. Serial # 1581.
Sell $ 4,500.00