2263 Nicholasville Road        Lexington, Kentucky 40503     (859) 276-1419



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                                     Colt 1877 "Lightning", Cal. .38 Cal.                                                                                                           SOLD
This antique "Lightning" was made in 1882 and has a 3 1/2 inch barrel without an ejector rod.  The first thing you think when you see it is how attractive it is.  The combination of the original nickel finish and the period pearl grips really make it stand out.  It is in excllent condition.  The nickel is bright and shiny and over 90% remains with some small areas of loss.  The "COLT D.A. 38" acid etched panel on the barrel is 100% visible, and the period mother of pearl grips fit perfectly and are undamaged.  The action works flawlessly and the bore is excellent.  We rarely have a better looking "Lightning" than this.
 



                                   Colt  Rock Island Centennial Model, Cal. .22 Short                                                                                   SOLD

NOTE:  Click picture to view additional images of this Colt.  For additional information and details about this gun, ask for Charles  at 859-276-1419.  If you come into our store to view this gun in person, let your sales representative know you saw it on our web site. 




                                  Smith & Wesson Model 320, Cal. .320 S&W                                                                                                SOLD
One of the rarest of all Smith and Wessons, this 18" barreled revolver/carbine with detachable shoulder stock is a major prize for a S&W collector, especially when found in this condition.   There were only 977 total of these manufactured between 1879 and 1887, and this one is 100% original in condition.  Out of the 977, only 500 had 18 inch barrels with the rest being 16 or 20 inches in length.  It is chambered for the proprietary .320 S&W cartridge.  It retains 90 to 95% of the original S&W factory bright blue finish, it has an excellent bore, and is mechanically perfect.  The action works exactly as it did the day it left the factory.  The reddish-brown swirl gutta percha grips and forearm are free from cracks or repairs, and show little to no wear.  The Walnut butt stock and black gutta percha butt plate are also in excellent condition.  This example is serial number 617, and all numbered parts match on the gun.  This is a chance to get a great example of one of America's premier gun maker's rarest models!



                                    Vintage Pistol Case, Circa 1860's, for Remington or Whitney Revolver                                                   SOLD   
Percussion Revolver Case.   A very nice old case, probably fitted for a Remington or Whitney revolver, with a leather, push-top flask, and cap tin.  Appears to have had a 7 1/2 Inch barrel in it., possibly of Navy caliber.  The raised panal lid has had a coat of varnish or other finish applied, but it could easily be stripped.  There are no serious cracks and no warpage.  This is definately a mid nineteenth century box, and could have been designed to hold a Colt Paterson, although it is not of standard configuration for that revolver. 
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                                              Colt 1849 Pocket Model, Tiffany Gripped/Engraved                                                                     SOLD
Tiffany gripped Model 1849 Colt Pocket Model.  A truly unique revolver, being the only known Tiffany gripped Model 1849 Colt with the American Eagle motif.  According to Robert Jordan and Darrow Watt, authors of "Colt's Pocket '49, It's Evolution".  During the percussion era, four designs were available:  the American eagle, the Mexican Eagle, the Civil War Battle Scene, and the Missionary and Child scene. We only know of two Pocket 49's that were outfitted with Tiffany style grips, both are one line New Yorkers.  One has an American Eagle, the other a Mexican Eagle design".  This gun was advertised by Al Kelley and Jack Malloy in 1967 as having 10% original silver and gold finish, very clean and crisp, with no rust or pitting, and factory engraved by Gustave Young, with original Tiffany grips.  Since then the finish has been restored and it has been cased with excellent accessories.  The condition of the gun and case is exceptional.  The engraving is sharp and totally untouched and the bore is nearly mint.  This gun did not need polishing when it was restored, the original silver and gold having simply drifted with age, being very thin from its 1863 manufacture date.  The cylinder scene is crisp and complete and of course, all numbered parts are matching.  Truely outstanding, this is certainly an investment piece, because of its rarity and condition.   Note:  This very firearm is pictured in the Wilson & Sutherland's "The Book of Colt Firearms" on page 566.
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                                                Colt Collectors Association 2007 Reno Show Gun, Colt SAA, Cal. 44-40                                    SOLD
his Colt SAA was the 2007 Colt Collectors Association Show Gun which started out as a Etched Panel "Colt Frontier Six-Shooter" in 44-40 caliber.  It was Master Engraved by Tim George and features Nevada and silver mining themes.  Major inlays include the Nevada state capitol dome in high relief silver, the pick, shovel and pan of the miner, and the state slogan: "The Silver State."  Tim also created a high relief gold inlay of a Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep on the loading gate.  The engraving work and inlays are further enhanced by placement of Tim's exquisite arabesque gold inlay.  These interwoven 24 karat floral sprays and finials help define his equally distictive scroll patterns.  Also comes with a unique Les Yoder display case/box, Mike Dubber engraved screwdrivers and cleaning rod, Michael Shelhart holster and belt, and Jose Valencia grips and case lid.  Also comes with a couple of copies of the Fall 2007 "The Rampant Colt" magazine which features this gun.  Comes with a framed poster of the gun, original numbered to the gun Colt sleeve and box, and assorted other items.  Beautiful Single Action.
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                                                         Colt Single Action Army, Ben Lane Engraved, Cal. .41 Colt                                                      SOLD
Absolutely beautiful Colt Single Action Army engraved by Master Engraver, Ben Lane.  The Single Action was made in 1893 and is chambered in .41 Colt and is fitted with a 4 3/4 inch 2-line address barrel.  Notice the black powder frame.  The gun is "Exhibition" Grade "D" Helfricht style engraved, completely silver plated, fitted with 2-piece pearl grips, and all screws, trigger, and cylinder pin were fire blued, all work was performed in 1992.   A one of a kind Colt SAA.  This gun is classified antique, FFL not required.

                                                         Colt Sport Model Woodsman, Cal. .22 LR                                                                       PRICE:                         SOLD
Extremely nice 1948 vintage Colt Sport Model Woodsman chambered in .22 Long Rifle.  This is a Woodsman 2nd Series Model which were made from 1947 to 1955.  This gun is fitted with a 4 1/2  inch barrel, adjustable Coltmaster Rear Sight, serrated front sight and ramp, Coltwood plastic grips, and a Coltwood grip adapter.  It retains near 99% of its original blue finish, with some thinning at the muzzle (especially on the right side).  The bore is bright with sharp rifling and the action functions like new.  Gun appears to having been fired very little.  Comes with its original box, manual, factory test target, 1947 Colt Brochure, and price list of Colt components.  It would be hard to improve on this Woodsman.

NOTE:  Click picture to view additional images of this Sport Model Woodsman.   For additional information and details about this gun, ask for Brent or Garry at 859-276-1419.  If you come into our store to view this gun in person, let your sales representative know you saw it on our web site.

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                                                         "Jerry Harper" Engraved Colt Single Action, Cal. .45 LC                                                 SOLD
Beautiful Colt Single Action Army, near full engraved by Master Engraver Jerry Harper.  The gun is a late 3rd Generation Model with removeable cylinder bushing, chambered in .45 Long Colt,  fitted with 4 3/4 inch barrel, fitted with absolutely beautiful one-piece ivory grips, fire blued screws, ejector rod and cylinder pin, and a color case hardened frame and hammer.   Notice the 2 line address on top of the barrel, just like the 1st Generation guns.   Note: Even the hammer and front sight are engraved.  Comes with its original numbered to the gun box and all paper-work.



                                                   GEO. FULLER  Pepperbox                                                                                                          SOLD      
A beautifully preserved mid 19th Century "dragoon" size double action pepperbox revolver in 11.3 mm (.44 Cal.), marked "GEO. FULLER.  50 SOUTHAMPTON ST. STRAND  LONDON" on the left side of the frame.  The backstrap, trigger guard, hammer and frame are foliate engraved and the barrels are numbered 1 thru 6.  The green felt lined case is in excellent original condition and contains all the necessary accouterments, including two rosewood handle screw drivers, metal cleaning and ram rod, mold, and copper flask.  The bag shaped handle appears to be made of rosewood, and the case itself of mahogony.  The right side of the frame is stamped "IMPROVED REVOLVING PISTOL'".  The gun itself retains at least 95% of its original color case-hardened finish, which itself is very rare, and it is in perfect working condition.  This is the finest of it's type that we have ever offered for sale.



                                      Browning Superposed Early Grade III "Fighting Cock", 12 Ga.                                                           SOLD                                                                                             
Manufactured in 1954 this Grade III "Fighting Cock" is double signed by Browning's Master Engraver, Felix Funkin.  It was special ordered with 30 inch barrels that are choked .007 and .027 (improved cylinder and full).  The original owner purchased this shotgun to shoot live pigeons and it still has a decal on the stock from a Barcelona, Spain pigeon shooting venue.  The barrels are in excellent condition inside and out retaining 95% of their original blue.  The quarter sawed European Walnut stock measures 14 1/2 inches length of pull over a 1 inch recoil pad.  The stock is sound with no cracks or chips but has numerous light scratches and dents that would be normal for over 60 years of use.  The "Fighting Cock was only made for a few years and was replaced by the Pointer Grade in 1959.  This is a very desirable vintage Begium Browning shotgun at a very affordable price.




                                      Pair of "Ben Lane" Engraved Colt SAA's, 2nd Gen.,  Cal. 45LC, Presentation Cased                        SOLD                     
 This consecutively numbered pair of Colt Single Action Army 45's are 2nd Generation guns (manufactured in 1961) that have been engraved in the late vine scroll pattern by Colt Master Engraver, Ben Lane, circa 1990.  They have beautifully fitted one piece ivory grips and are nickel plated with fire blue screws.  They are unfired and  unturned and come in a French fitted, mahagoney case with bullet block.  This is a beautiful pair of engraved Peacemakers by one of the most respected and acclaimed contemporary artists in the field.  We are selling these guns individually for $5,500 ea. (see below).



                                               "Ben Lane" Engraved Colt SAA, 2nd Gen.,  Cal. 45LC                                                                 SOLD          
2nd Generation Colt Single Action Army, originally starting life as 1961 vintage, 125th Anniversary Model, of which 7,390 were manufactured.  It has been expertly engraved and signed by master Engraver "Ben Lane" and fitted with beautiful one piece smooth ivory grips.  It is fitted with a 7 1/2 inch barrel, about "C" coverage late vine scroll engraving, nickel plated, fire blued screws, and is chambered in 45 Long Colt.  It is unfired/unturned and a gorgeous Single Action. 




                                                      Colt Single Action Army, Jerry Harper Engraved, Cal. .45 LC                                             SOLD    
Gorgeous Colt Single Action Army, near full engraved by Master Engraver Jerry Harper.  This black powder frame, nickel finished gun is a late 3rd Generation Model with removeable cylinder bushing, chambered in .45 Long Colt, fitted with a 4 3/4 inch barrel, nicely figured ivory grips, and fire blued screws, ejector rod and cylinder pin.  Comes with its original numbered to the gun box and all paper-work.  Notice the 2 line address on top of the barrel, just like the 1st Generation guns.  Note:  The hammer and front sight are also engraved.  Nicely engraved, which stands out with the black inking.



                                              Colt Single Action Army, Jerry Harper Engraved, Cal. .45 LC                                                    SOLD
Beautiful Colt Single Action Army, near full engraved by Master Engraver Jerry Harper.  The gun is a late 3rd Generation Model with removeable cylinder bushing, chambered in .45 Long Colt,  fitted with 4 3/4 inch barrel, very nicely figured ivory grips, fire blued screws, ejector rod and cylinder pin, and a color case hardened frame and hammer.  Finish was done by Turnbull, and what a beautiful finish it is, very much complementing the engraving.   Notice the 2 line address on top of the barrel, just like the 1st Generation guns.   Note: Even the hammer and front sight are engraved.  Comes with its original numbered to the gun box and all paper-work.



                                              Deluxe Factory Engraved Marlin Model 1881, Cal. 40-60 Marlin                                               SOLD         
The Marlin 1881 rifle was made from 1881 to 1892, with approxomately 20,000 manufactured.  The rifles were chambered in .32-40 WCF, .38-55 WCF, .40-60 Marlin, .45-70 Govt., or .45-85 Marlin caliber, were equipped with a 28 inch octagon barrel, top ejection action, and blue finished with case hardened hammer, lever, and buttplate.   Chambered in 40/60 Caliber, this special order rifle is factory engraved, and fitted with a 24 inch octagon barrel, as well as a 2/3 magazine.  It came to us from a local family, and still has it's fringed, deer skin sleeve.  The gun has obviously been used, but still retains about 50% original blue and traces of color casehardeneing on the receiver.  The bore is good, with sharp lands and grooves, and the action is tight.  Since there were only 20,000 Model 1881's produced, a special order variant like this is very rare.


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                                             Cased Pair of Alvin White Engraved Colts, 1851 Navy & 3rd Model Dragoon                          SOLD            
Beautiful cased set of Colt 2nd Generation Black Powder Percussion handguns.  Both the 1851 Navy and 3rd Model Dragoon were factory engraved by Master Engraver Alvin White and were cased together from the start (1983).  Each is Class "B" engraved with one gold inlay barrel band at the muzzle and a gold inlaid Rampant Colt on the left side of the barrel lug, and each is fitted with nice looking and well fitting ivory grips.  They come in a very attractive walnut presentation case with a large Colt Custom medallion inlayed on the top, case is in excellent condition.  Also included are 2 powder flasks, 2 bullet molds, 2 engraved nipple wrenches, and 2 percussion cap storage containers, all in like new condition.  Copy of Colt factory letter on the Dragoon comes with the set.




                                                 Colt U.S. "Cavalry" Single Action Army, 1882 Vintage .45 LC                                      SOLD        
This is definitely one of the finest David F. Clark (DFC) inspected Single Actions available today, and may well be the best.  John Kopec believes it is unfired and may well have been unissued and could have remained at Springfield Armory until the final surplus sales in the 1920's.  Not only does it retain most of its original blue, but unlike most, it still has almost all of its bright and vivid color case-hardening.  The insides of the chambers have 100% blue finish intact, showing no wear from firing, but the base-pin does appear to be a later replacement.  The grips are near perfect with no dings or nicks, and the cartouches are excellent.  To quote Mr. Kopec (see picture of Kopec letter), "During our examination of this fine revolver, we have noted its superb unissued condition.  It remains in virtually new condition.  It would be very difficult to ever hope to find a finer Cavalry revolver on the market today".  While we may never know for sure how this gun manufactured in 1882 survived in this condition, the fact that it did only adds to its rarity and desirability.



                                                   1st Generation Colt Single Action, Cal. .45 LC                                                                SOLD               
Manufactured in 1917, this 4 3/4 inch .45 was shipped to Simmons Hardware Company in St. Louis, Missouri on January 13, 1917 in a five gun shipment.  The finish was originally blue and the grips were not listed.  It was later nickel plated, and still retains approximately 85-90% of that finish.  The carved steer or bull head pearl grips are very well done, fit well and contemorary with the age of the gun.  Grips like these are almost impossible to produce today because of the size and thickness of the pearl required.  The gun has a very good bore, and the action is tight and crisp.  A nice pre-war Single Action that has strong eye appeal and should be an excellent shooter.



                                                Colt Presentation Gold Cup, Cal. .45 ACP                                                                          SOLD             
In 1978, Larry Wilson had this gun engraved by A.A. White, and presented it to his friend, Michael V. Korda.  It is a '70 Series Gold Cup National Match, tastefully scroll engraved with gold inlay and fitted with silver plated grips.  The left grip is inscribed "To Michael Korda, Straight Shooting Editor, from R.L.W. 1978".  The right grip displays the monogram, MKV.  A french fitted gold embroidered leather case accompanies the gun.  A very impressive set, combining the well known author, Larry Wilson, world famous for his books on Colt and Winchester engraving, and A.A. White, probably the most renoun engraver of Colt firearms in the 20th Century,



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                                                 Colt Deluxe Model 1878 Double Shotgun, Factory Engraved, 10 Gauge                      SOLD
This is an absolutely beautiful Colt Model 1878 Double Barrel Shotgun.  Per the Colt factory letter (included with the gun) the gun features a 32 inch barrel, blue finish, chambered in 10 gauge, furnished with $85 worth of enhancements including a Doll's head rib extension, and was shipped to E.A. Perkins (address unavailable) October 8, 1890.  The gun retains most all of its original finish with gorgeous figured Damascus barrels and colorful color case-hardening receiver and dual hammer's.  The hand checkered stock and forearm are in great condition with only some minor handling marks.  This has to be one of the nicest 1878's extant.



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                                                 Colt Python, "C" Factory Engraved, Cal. .357 Magnum                                                  SOLD        
Beautiful Colt Python with Factory "C" Coverage Engraving.  The gun is fitted with a 4 inch barrel and is chambered in .357 Magnum.  It is in like new condition, is unfired, with only a slight drag line on the cylinder and a few handling marks on the factory Colt checkered target grips.  Sorry, no box or paper-work.  A factory letter is presently on its way to us attesting to the factory engraving and coverage amount.



                                                         Moore's Patent Firearms S.A., Cal. .32 RF                                                                 SOLD
The Moore's Patent Firearms Single Action Belt Revolver (a.k.a. "Seven Shooter") was made from 1861 to 1863 with an estimated 5,000 to 8,000 manufactured.  The guns were fitted with a 4, 5, or 6 inch octagon barrel, seven shot cylinder, removable ejector rod mounted under the barrel, square butt with walnut grips, silver plated brass frame and handle with decorative broad scroll engraving standard, and the barrel/cylinder swing to the right for loading and unloading.  These were a popular competitor to the Smith & Wesson cartridge revolvers, the Moore had a short life due to its loss of an infringement suiot brought by Smith & Wesson.  Quite a few of these were known to have been privately purchased by Union officers and enlisted men and carried during the Civil War.  This gun is as described and is fittted with a 4 inch barrel. It retains little of its silver plating on the trigger guard, back strap and frame.  The cylinder and barrel retain about 10-20% of their original blue finish.  The bore is shootable with strong rifling, but there is some spotting of corrosion.  The action works well but is a little loose.  The grips fit very well, retain about 80% of their original finish, with no cracks or chips.  The engraving is sharp and very attractive.  A neat and unique Single Action.

                                                    Spencer Model 1865, Cal. 56/50                                                                                         SOLD
A supurb example of the Spencer Carbine which was manufactured in 1863 and used in the Civil War, then returned to Springfield Arsenal after the war and refurbished for use in the western frontier.  In order to conserve ammunition, the Stabler magazine cut-off was added at that time, allowing soldiers to load and fire as a single shot, or use the magazine for rapid fire to repulse a charge.  For ease of handling by the cavalry, the barrel was shortened 2 inches to a 20 inch length.  Being the first U.S. military repeating long arm, those guns were lovingly referred to as the gun "you could load on Sunday and shoot all week" because of the seven shot magazine.  They definitely closed the door on the single shot muzzle loading era and became the model for all future military and civilian arms.  This gun, serial number 7xxx, is in near new condition and retains 95% plus of its blue and case hardened finish.  It is 100% original and  may never have been fired.  It is definitely one of the best extant.

                                             Colt Sheriff’s Model .45, Ben Lane Engraved, Cal. 45 LC                                                     SOLD             
This 1887 manufactured Sheriff’s Model #123202 with a 4” barrel once belonged to Ben Lane’s grandfather, who purchased it in Texas about 1910.  Several Sheriff Models in this serial range are known to have been shipped to a dealer in Houston in the late 1880s.  When Ben inherited it, it was well worn and had obviously been carried.  Ben engraved it in the deluxe Cuno Helfricht style and fitted it with two piece pearl grips.  The backstrap is engraved with his grandfather’s name: “ W. G. Street”.  In my opinion, this is one of Ben’s best works in the well known Helfricht style.  From every angle, it is stunning and the coverage is at least 90%.  It is, indeed, a masterpiece! 

NOTE:  Click picture to view additional images of this Ben Lane Engraved SAA.  For additional information and details about this gun, ask for Charles at 859-276-1419.  If you come into our store to view this gun in person, let your sales representative know you saw it on our web site.

AMF ID:  CM15-1569
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                                             Larry Peters Engraved Colt SAA,  .45 LC                   PRICE:  SOLD            
One of the  finest engraved Single Action Colts we have seen, this 3rd generation .45 was enhanced by Master Engraver Larry Peters.  The gun, serial number S31524A, was shipped in the white from the factory, engraved, fitted with one piece ivory grips, and then silver plated.  The layout of the tight vine scrolls, the beaded borders, the checkering and the punch dot background are very balanced, and the execution is magnificant.  The tarnish of the silver plate highlights the cuts.  It is truely a work of art.



                                                             Full Stock Kentucky Rifle             SOLD:  $1,850
This curly maple full stock percussion rifle has a 41.5 inch long octagon barrel of approximately .52 caliber.  It is a converted flintlock made around 1810-1820, probably in western Pennsylvania or Virginia. It has a button release patchbox, a long two screw upper tang and an unusual front trigger.  While the wrist has an old repair, the gun is tight and in good working order.  This gun came from a Lexington family and was very likely brought in by early Kentucky settlers.  A true "Kentucky" antique long rifle in excellent original condition. 

NOTE:  Click picture to view additional images of this Kentucky Rifle.  For additional information and details about this gun, ask for Charles at 859-276-1419.  If you come into our store to view this gun in person, let your sales representative know you saw it on our web site. 

AMF ID: BP15-50


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                        Ben Lane "L.D. Nimschke" Style Engraved Colt Single Action, Cal. .45 LC            SOLD:  $8,995    
Ben G. Lane, Colt Master Engraver, was commissioned in 1985 to engrave this gun in the style of L.D. Nimshke, arguably the finest engraver of the 19th Century.  Specifically, to duplicate Nimshke's #2 pattern and coverage on a modern Single Action Colt .45 fitted with a 7 1/2 inch barrel.  The gun is a second generation gun made in 1962, serial number 6734AN.  The customer also specified one piece checkered ivory grips which remain on the gun.  The gun is signed on the front of the frame, "BGL".  The work was beautifully executed at the time, and the gun remains in unfired condition.  This is a beautiful piece of work combining the artistry of perhaps the most well known engravers from both the 19th and 20th Century.

NOTE:  Click picture to view additional images of this Presentation Colt Single Action.  For additional information and details about this gun, ask for Charles at 859-276-1419.  If you come into our store to view this gun in person, let your sales representative know you saw it on our web site.

AMF ID: CM15-1661


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                                     Winchester Model 1897 Slide Action, 12 Gauge, 30 Inch Barrel                              SOLD:  $1,150  
The Winchester Model 1897 was manufactured from 1897 to 1957, with 1,024,700 built.  They were fitted with 26 to 32 inch barrel, visible hammer, various chokes, takedown or solid frame, a plain pistol grip stock, and chambered in 12 or 16 Gauge.  This 1956 vintage 1897 is fitted with a 30 inch barrel, choked "Full", is of take down configuration, and is chambered in 12 Gauge.  The shotgun is in excellent condition, retaining about 95% of its original blue fiinsh, and the stock and forearm retain most all of their original finishes, with some minor handling marks/dings.  Most all of the screwheads are un-molested and the plastic butt-plate is in excellent condition, with no cracks or chips.  The bore is bright and the action is tight and functions like new.  One of the nicest 1897's we've had in years.

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AMF ID:   CM15-1751
 
 Winchester Pre ’64 Model 100, .308 Win.              SOLD:  $750
The model 100 is a semi automatic rifle that Winchester made FROM 1961 THRU 1973.  As with most Winchester firearms, the model was radically changed in 1964.  Hence the pre 1964 models are the most sought after.  The rifle’s condition is excellent totally original except the stock has been lengthened to 14 ½” with the addition of a 3/4” Pachmayer recoil pad.  It also comes mounted with a period Weaver K-4 scope.  This is a chance to own a classic American Winchester deer rifle just in time for this year’s season!

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AMF ID: M15-1455
 

 Ben Lane Exhibition Colt SAA, Cal. 45 Long Colt             SOLD:  $14,500 
One of Ben Lane's finest engraved Single Actions, this antique first generation 45 was completed by him approximately 25 years ago.  Ben is a Colt Master Level Engraver and he considers this work to be exhibition grade.  This is the first time it has ever been offered for sale, having been in his personal collection since it was finished.  The over lapping vine scroll pattern used throughout is similar to that found on Colt's 1876 Philadelphia panel guns, as is the design on the cylinder. The grips are scrimshawed in the same vine scroll motif and highlighted with indigo ink.  The design and execution of the engraving on this Colt is superb, and is exceptional, even for Ben Lane. 

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 Colt SAA 1st Generation with Box, Cal. 45LC                SOLD:  $9,950 
Shipped in 1913, this 5 1/2 inch Single Action Army, serial number 326013, has remained in remarkable condition.  The high polish blue and the color case-hardening appear almost like new.  There is very little sign of wear on the leading edges of the barrel and cylinder, and it may never have been carried in a holster.  There are several light scratches on the cylinder, and one moderate nick, but overall the gun is a strong 96-98%.  The bore and chambers are perfect, as are the screw heads, and the grips are numbered to the gun and fit well.  The original box or shipping carton is with the gun, but it has had some repair on the flaps of the lid.  Usually, the bright polish finish on these guns has muted with age, but not on this gun.  Also of note, this gun falls in that small serial range window when the trigger guard is more round, with a less flat bottom.  Overall, a completely original gun in great condition, with good eye appeal. 

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AMF ID:  CM15-539

 Colt New Model Police (Type II), Cal. .36                SOLD:  $1,650
This Type II .38 RF cartridge revolver was made from un-assembled parts in the mid 1870s.  It was built on the Richards Mason patent with a ejector and a 4 ½” round barrel.  It has a smooth gray brown patina, excellent one piece walnut grips with about 90% original finish and a very good cylinder scene of the stagecoach hold up robbery.  It is tight and mechanically perfect.  Only 5400 of these early Type II revolvers were manufactured from made parts that had not been previously assembled.  All were in .38 caliber. 

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AMF ID:  BP15-156
 

 Smith & Wesson Model 15 Combat Masterpiece, Cal. 38 Special                SOLD:  $550
Nice 1980's production S&W Model 15-4 Combat Masterpiece, chambered in 38 Special.  The gun is fitted with a 4 inch barrel and checkered wood service grips.  It retains about 99%+ of its original blue, with only a drag line on the cylinder, and slight thinning at the muzzle.  The bore is bright and the action functions perfectly.  The grips are in fine condition, with the exception of a handling ding on the left grip.

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AMF ID: M15-1391

 Colt Model 1903 Pocket, Cal. 32 ACP                  SOLD:  $2,500 
This circa 1931 Colt 1903 Pocket Pistol came from the Chicago area and was very likely embellished by the late Tom Haas, as the former owner was known to be customer of Tommy's.  It is beautifully gold plated, gripped with mother-of-pearl, and the small parts have been fire blued.  The bore is excellent, and the gun shows very little use.

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AMF ID: CM15-1457

 Colt Anaconda, 6 Inch Barrel, Cal. 45 LC                SOLD:  $2,300
Colt manufactured the Anaconda in both .44 Magnum (most common) and .45 Long Colt, which is much scarcer.  We have a near new example in .45 LC that is complete with both boxes (cardboard sleeve over plastic) and the owner's manual.  It probably has been shot but is in excellent 99%+ condition.  This is a very desirable and hard to find variation for the Colt "Snake" Collector.

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AMF ID:  M15-1503

 Colt 1908 with Pearl Grips, Cal. .25 ACP                 SOLD:  $1,895 
Manufactured in 1933, this little .25 Auto has remained in pristine condition.  The original nickel plated finish is at least 98% intact, shows very little loss, and has only very few minor scratches.  The pearl grips, with Colt medallions, have no chips or cracks and appear perfect.  The gun is mechanically excellent and the bore is very good.  The "change purse/holster" pouch of suede leather is very good with perfectly tight seams, but does show some exterior wear as would be expected.  Overall, a very nice little package for a lady's purse.

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AMF ID:  CM15-1592

 Replica's of George Washington's Dueling Pistols             SOLD:  $2,250 
A beautiful set of replica dueling pistols, exact copies of George Washington's guns, circa 1775.  They are new/unfired and come with their original fitted wood/lined case.  Authorized by the U.S. Historical Society. 
 Colt Single Action Army, 2nd Generation, Nickel, Cal. 45LC                SOLD:  $6,500 
This has to be one of the nicest 1960 vintage, black box, 2nd Generation Colt Single Action Army's there is.  It is fitted with a 4 3/4 inch barrel, checkered "Rampant Colt" hard rubber grips, is chambered in .45 Long Colt, and is nickel finished.  It was very hard to take pictures of because of its absolutely beautiful lustrous nickel finish. Considering it was made in 1960, is even more stunning, because it looks like it was manufactured yesterday.  It obviously has never been shot since there is no turn line whatsoever on the cylinder.  It comes with its original, numbered to the gun, black box (which also is in fantastic condition), wire cleaning rod/brush, and all paper-work.  Wow, what a good looking Colt SAA. 
 Remington Model 37 Rangemaster, Cal. .22 LR                SOLD:  $1,650 
This was Remingtons answer to the Winchester Model 52, which dominated small bore competition in its day.  These guns successfully competed against the 52 and caused Winchester to lose its stranglehold on the market.  This gun is original and not molested in any way, which is not the case with most of these target guns.  It retains 98%+ of its original blue finish, with only some minor thinning on the sharp edges of the barrel and receiver.  The stock retains all of its original finish, with only a few very minor handling marks.  All screwheads are unmolested and the sights and buttplate are in beautiful condition.  The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the action functions perfectly.  Comes with a repro manual.  The rifle looks like it was hardly used.
 Smith & Wesson  .44 Hand Ejector 2nd Model, Cal. 44 Special                 SOLD:  $1,650
The S&W .44 Hand Ejector 2nd Model was made from 1915 to 1940, with 17,510 manufactured.  The large "N" frame 6-shot revolvers were fitted with either a 4, 5, 6 or 6 1/2 inch barrel, checkered walnut square butt grips with or w/o "S&W" medallions, were blue or nickel finished, and were chambered in 38-40 WCF, 44-40 WCF, .44 Special, or 45 Long Colt.  This 1927 vintage gun is chambered in .44 Special, is fitted with a 6 1/2 inch barrel and checkered walnut grips w/o the "S&W" medallion, and is blue finished.  It retains about 95%+ of its original blue finish and the grips are in excellent condition, with no chips or cracks.  The hammer and trigger retain about 60-70% of their original color case-hardening.  The bore is bright and the action is tight and functions perfectly.  Very nice S&W big bore handgun.
 Colt Model 1903, Cal. .32 ACP            SOLD:  $625 
A nice example of its type this 1911 vintage Colt 1908, chambered in .32 ACP, is in excellent condition.  It retains about 88 to 90% of its original blue finish and the black checkered hard rubber grips are in excellent condition, with no chips or cracks.  The trigger and safety retain most of their original fire blue finish.  The bore is bright and the action is tight and functions perfectly.
 Remington Model 81 Woodmaster, Cal. .35 Remington               SOLD:  $850 
The Remington Model 81 Woodmaster was manufactured from 1936 to 1950, with 56,091 built.  The semi-automatic rifles were fitted with a 22 inch round barrel, notched elevator rear sight, 5-shot non-detachable magazine, take-down action, and were chambered in either .30 Rem., .32 Rem., .35 Rem., or .300 Savage.  This Model 81 is as described and is chambered in .35 Remington.  It is all original and retains about 95% of its original blue finish, with assorted handling marks and scratches.  The wood stock and forearm retain most of their original finish, again with assorted handling marks and dings.  The bore is bright with sharp rifling and the action functions perfectly.   Comes with period correct sling swivel studs, sling swivels, and sling.  A neat Remington Rifle.
 Colt Stainless Steel Python, Cal. .357 Magnum                SOLD:  $2,850 
We just bought this 6 inch barrel Python from the original owner.  He bought it new around 1988 and never shot it.  It was stored in a safe and still is in new condition.  Unfortunately the outside of the box is in rough condition and is missing the end label.  The styrofoam insert is fine and  contains the owners manual.  Only a few of the early Pythons came with wood grips, the majority have the black rubber.  The grips alone add $300 to the value of this Python and it is a hard variation to find.  The stainless steel variation still seems to be going up in value.
 Savage Model 1907, Cal. .32 ACP               SOLD:  $575
A fantastic example of its type, this Savage 1907 (manufactured from 1910 to 1917), chambered in .32 ACP, is in excellent condition, retaining 98-99% of its original blue finish.  The grips are also in excellent condition, with no cracks or chips.  The bore is bright and the action operates perfectly.  The trigger and magazine release retain all of their original color case-hardening and the magazine releases and inserts like new.  Neat pistol, not one exposed screw on the whole gun, quite the engineering feat.
 WWII Vintage Japanese Nambu Pistol with Holster, Cal. 8mm Nambu                 SOLD:  $975
Just received this very nice 1936 vintage Japanese Nambu pistol with flap holster, extra magazine (later version), and firing pin.  The pistol is all numbers matching (firing pin does not have a number) except for the 2 magazines.    It is in excellent condition, retaining 96% of its original blue, the grips are also in excellent condition, with minimal handling dings, the bore is bright with sharp rifling, and the action functions perfectly.  The holster is in very fine condition, with no tears or major cracks, there is some seam seperation and leather missing on the hinge/flap.  A gereat example of its type.
 Colt 1911, WWI, 1913 Vintage, Cal. 45 ACP               SOLD:  $4,495 
Original Pre-WWI Colt 1911 with name N.J. Shupe stamped on the left side of the frame.  Norris Josiah Shupe was a veteran of the Spanish American War, born 06/08/1870, died 02/11/1947.  According to the War History Department, Major Shupe apparently went back into the Army on May 10th, 1917.  When he left the Army is unknown, probably soon after WWI.  The gun is one of a shipment of 500 shipped to Benicia Arsenal Army Point, California on February 19, 1913.  It is in original condition, retaining 85-90% of its original blue finish, with the majority of the thinning on the main-spring housing and fore-strap.  The grips are sound, but are worn with assorted handling marks.  Appears to have its original two tone magazine.  It has a bright bore and the action functions perfectly.  Comes with 1916 dated holster (which has Major Shupes's name scratched on it), Colt Letter and other paper-work associated with Major Shupe.

 

 Mossberg Model 42TR Bolt Action "Targo" Smoothbore plus Mossberg Mod. 1 Thrower, Cal. .22 RF/Shotshell                  SOLD: $425
The Mossberg 42TR was produced before and after WWII until roughly 1949.  Pre-war (1940-1942) guns were identical to the Model 42T except rifled adapter, open rear sight, and front sight hood were provided, and no stock swivels.  The earliest pre-war 42TR's were marked using a 42T barrel stamp  and a separate "R" (stamped to the right of the "T").  Post-war (1946-1949) guns have slotted takedown screw, magazine plate, shorter unnecked forend, and (frequently) a blue bolt knob.  The most common of all Targo guns.  A total of 6,577 guns were produced during the period 1940-1942 (post-war production figures are not available).  This is a post-war gun and is in near excellent condition.  It retains a lot of its original blue finish but does have some pitting on the bolt shroud, bolt handle, receiver, rear sight, thrower handle, take-down screw, and on the barrel.  The stock retains most all of its original finish, but does have some assorted handling dings/marks.  The clays thrower (Mossberg Mod. 1) is in excellent condition, and works great.  Comes with about 15 Mossberg Targo clay pigeons.  Neat gun, and a nice example of its type.
 .38 Military & Police (Postwar) "Pre Model 10", Cal. 38 Special              SOLD:  $595
Mint condition, 5-screw,  Military & Police Pre-Model 10 revolver chambered in 38 Special.  This 1949-1950 vintage gun is fitted with a 4 inch barrel and checkered walnut diamond grips (number to the gun).  The barrel and cylinder also number to the gun.  It retains about 98-99% of its original blue finish, the hammer and trigger retain 98% of their original color case-hardening, and the grips are in near excellent condition, due to a ding on the right grip above the medallion.  All screw heads are un-molested, the bore is bright, and the action functions as new.  A very nice example of its type, with a good presentation.  Military & Police 38 Specials, in this condition, are getting harder to find.
 Colt Single Action Peacemaker, 1st Generation, 2 Serial Number, Cal. 38/40              SOLD:  $9,500
A very nice pre-1920, 1st Generation Single Action in .38 WCF (38/40) caliber.  This gun, serial numbered 338xxx, was actually manufactured in 1919 and is one of only a few guns with two visable serial numbers showing, visable on the frame and on the backstrap.  During this period, Colt began to move the serial numbers on the trigger guard and backstrap, to underneath the grips.  The gun is in excellent, original condition, with 90% original blue and case-hardening, a near perfect bore, and comes with its original black shipping carton containing the wire cleaning brush.  The box is labeled and serial numbered  to the gun. 
Colt Model 1908, Cal. 25 ACP               SOLD:  $1,250 
Manufactured in 1924 or early 1925, this is one of the last Colt Pocket Automatics fitted with the black hard rubber grips, before checkered walnut with medallions became standard.  It is also one of only a small percentage that were factory nickel plated, and this gun still retains 98-99% of that finish, showing only very little wear.  The bore is also excellent and it is mechanically perfect.  A favorite of the ladies, the gun comes with a small swede leather change purse" pouch that was so popular during the 1920's amd 1930's.  All in all, a very neat package.
 Smith & Wesson Model 66-1, 2 1/2 Inch, Cal. .357 Magnum            SOLD:  $650
Made in 1981 this Model 66-1 was made early enough to still have a recessed cylinder and pinned barrel.  In 1982 the 66-2 was introduced, which eliminated these two desirable features.  This gun has been carried (has a number of minor surface scratches from holstering) and shot, but is in overall nice condition.
 Colt Detective Special, Cal. 38 Special                  SOLD:  $825

 Colt King Cobra, Stainless, Cal. .357 Magnum            SOLD:  $1,550
Just received this like new Colt King Cobra fitted with a 4 inch barrel, red-ramp front sight, white-outline rear sight, hard rubber grips with a silver "Rampant Colt" medallions, and chambered in .357 Magnum.  Good looking gun.
 Colt Junior, Cal. .25 ACP                    SOLD:  $425 
The Colt Junior Pocket Model was made from 1958 to 1968, by Astra in Spain.  The little pistols were fitted with a 2 1/4 inch barrel, checkered walnut grips, availabel in blue or nickel finish, were all metal construction, and chambered in either .22 Short or .25 ACP.  This pistol is as described and is chambered in .25 ACP with a blue finish.  The gun retains 99% of its original blue finish, looking like a new one in every way.  Includes its original numbered to the gun box and all paper-work. 
 M1A1 Paratrooper Carbine, Cal. .30 Carbine               PRICE:  $4,650    SOLD
A very nice WWII Paratrooper Carbine, this gun's serial numbered 5491xxx and the barrel is dated 9/44.  It is a 2nd series production run and has not been arsenal re-done, and remains in approximately 90% orignal condition.  The bore is excellent, the stock very good, with a crisp 7/16" ordnance cartouche on the right side of the grip, and all metal parts have a smooth grey parkerized finish.  An excellent example of the famed WWII Paratrooper M1 Carbine. 
 Browning 1886, Custom Engraved by Turnbull, Cal. .45-70                SOLD:  $6,500
Here is a beautiful Browning 1886, take-down rifle, chambered in .45-70.  The gun was engraved, gold enlayed, and refinished by Turnbull as a one off presentation gun for the Ohio Gun Collectors Association, given away at the end of 1999 to celebrate the up-coming 2000 Millennium.  It is fitted with a 26 inch full octagon barrel, engraved and gold enlayed frame, butt-plate, barrel, lever, fore-end cap, and a gold finished trigger. The nicely figured stock and forearm are checkered and high gloss finished.  Gun is new/unfired and comes with its original box and all paper-work.  A unique Browning/Winchester 1886, a real one-off. 
 Japanese Nambu Type 14 with Holster, WWII Vintage             SOLD:  $1095 
An extremely nice example of its type, this Japanese Nambu Type 14, with holster, is in excellent condition.  The gun retains most all of its original finish, with a mint bore and perfectly functioning action.  The grips are also excellent, with only some minor handling marks.  The holster is in excellent condition, with no rips or tears and no stitching issues.  Would make a great addition to a WWII vintage Japanese or military collection.
 Ithaca Model 37R Deluxe, 12 Gauge               SOLD:  $550 
The Ithaca Model 37R Deluxe was manufactured from 1937 to 1955.  The pump shotguns were fitted with a solid rib barrel of assorted lengths, checkered fancy walnut stock and forearm, and were chambered in 12, 16, or 20 Gauge.  This 12 Gauge 37R Deluxe is as described and is fitted with a 30 inch barrel, choked "Full" with a high-vis Ithaca front sight.  It retains about 95% of its original blue finish, with most thinning on the sharp edges.  The stock and forearm retain most of their original finish, with assorted handling marks.  The bore is bright and the action is tight and functions perfectly.  Good looking Ithaca 37.
 Colt Government Model .380                SOLD:  $575 
Very nice Colt Government Model .380, blue finished.  Pistol retains about 99%+ of its original blue finish, has a bright bore and functions perfectly.  The checkered plastic grips have no chips or cracks and are also in excellent conditon.  Comes with 1-7 shot magazine.  Sorry, no box or paper-work.

 

 QVE 45 K-43, VOPO Marked Sniper Rifle, Cal. 8mm              SOLD:  $5,495
This has to be one of the nicest examples of its type, a WWII/Post WWII, QVE 45 K-43, VOPO Marked, semi-automatic sniper rifle, chambered in 8mm. It is untouched and is all numbers matching.  The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the action functions perfectly.  The scope is also in excellent condition and it has sharp/clear optics.  Would make a fantastic addition to a WWII semi automatic collection. 
 French Model 1892 "Lebel", Cal. 8mm            SOLD:  $375
Unusual 6-shot revolver, here is a decent example of the French Model 1892 "Lebel" handgun, chambered in 8mm.  The bore is bright, with sharp rifling (looks like new), and the action functions perfectly and is tight.  Interesting the way the side plate opens up to expose the action.
 Smith & Wesson Model 1913, Cal. .35 Auto               SOLD:  $895 
This is the first model semi automatic pistol that Smith ? Wesson made, and it is the only pistol ever made in .35 S?W Automatic.  They started production in 1913 and made around 8,350 by 1921.  It is in excellent condition with about 98%+ blue and a mint bore.  The smooth walnut grips, with the very attractive recessed S?W gold medallions, are in very good condition with some of the original varnish missing.  A unique S?W and a great example of its type. 
 Smith & Wesson Model 3 Third Model Russian, Cal. 44 S?W Russian             SOLD:  $6,950
Sometimes referred to as the Model 3 Russian, this gun was manufactured between 1874 and 1878 and was offered in both.44 Russian centerfire and .44 Henry rimfire calibers.  This gun in .44 Russian caliber was very popular world wide, and copies were made by Ludwig Loewe ? Co. in Russia and at the Russian government arsenal.  Rimfire 44 Henry's were made under contract for the Turkish government by Smith ? Wesson, in addition to the 41,000 that were made under Russian contract.  Several famous wester gun fighters and lawmen, including Pat Garrett, are believed to have carried this model.  This S?W, in the 43xxx serial range, was sold by Schuyler, Hartley ? Graham of New York, as were many of the handguns of the 1870-1880 period.  This gun is in excellent condition, retaining 90% of its original bright blue, very good grips and a perfect bore.  As the pictures show, is has had very little wear.  A great specimen with no problems. 
 Remington "Vest Pocket"  Pistol               SOLD:  $695
Nice original Remington "Vest Pocket" pistol.  All metal surfaces have lost their original finish, but the grips retain most of their original finish, with no cracks or chips.  The action functions perfectly and the bore is bright, with sharp rifling.  A unique and very small single shot handgun.
 Smith ? Wesson Model 27, 5 Inch Barrel, Cal. 357 Magnum            SOLD:  $1,495
One of the most desirable 357 Magnums ever made, the Smith ? Wesson Model 27 with the 5 inch barrel.  This "S" serial numbered, 1968 vintage Model 27 is in fantastic condition, retaining 99% of its original blue finish, with only some very minor thinning at the muzzle and on the cylinder release button, and a drag line on the cylinder.  The numbered to the gun grips are in excellent condition, with only a few minor handling marks.  The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the action is tight and functions perfectly.  A very nice example of the Cadillac of 357 Magnums.
 Remington Pump Model 121A, Cal. .22LR           SOLD:  $895
The Remington Model 121A slide action rifle was made from 1936 to 1954, with approximately 201,000 manufactured.  The rifles were fitted with a 24 inch round barrel, were of hammerless design, 2/3 length tube magazine fed, plain pistol stock, and were chambered in .22 S, L, or L.R..  The rifle retains all of its original blue finish, with only a few very minor handling marks.  All screw heads are un-molested, the bore is bright with sharp rifling, and the action functions perfectly. The stock and forearm retain all of their original finishes, with only a few very minor handling marks/dings.  A good looking pump action Remington rifle, would make a great collectible or shooter.
 Pair of Dermot Duelers (Dueling Pistols), .52 Caliber                    SOLD:  $9,500
These mid 19th Century Saw Handle Dueling Pistols, made by M. Dermot of Philadelphia, have .52 caliber, 8 1/2 inch barrels, and are in very fine original condition.  They have smooth bores and set triggers, and are in working condition.  The barrels show a strong damascus pattern, the locks and hammer retain 50% color case-hardening and the trigger guards, about 50% bright blue.  The bores are bright and show minor oxidation.  The wood case is attractive with original lining, all necessary accecories, and shows only minor cracks and warpage.  Overall, this is a very nice, American made pair of Dueling Pistols.
 Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 Featherweight, Cal. .270 Winchester             SOLD:  $1,595
This rifle is as close to new as any Pre-64 Model 70 we have ever had.  The original blue is 99%+, the nicely figured wood is near flawless, and the bore is pefect.  The serial number is 557xxx so it was made in 1962.  It is fitted with a 22 inch barrel, the bolt is matching and it has the original front sight hood.  All in all, the only thing that could make it better is if it was in its original box.  These are getting hard to find in this kind of condition.
 London "Lang" .60 Caliber Single Barrel Personal Protection Pistol              SOLD:  $1,500 
Here is a very attractive 1840-1850's vintage personal protection pistol.  It is a big bore gun with a 5 inch full octagon damascus barrel in .60 caliber.  Look at the tastelfully engraved frame, barrel, trigger guard, and grip cap.  The beautifully fine checkered grips retain all of their original finish, with no chips or cracks.  Even has a clip so you can attach to your favorite belt.  A fantastic example of its type. 
 Philadelphia Deringer, Copy, .41 Caliber              SOLD:  $895 
Beautiful little Copy of the popular Philadelphia Deringer of .41 caliber, made during the mid 1800's.  This is a period copy of the Philadelphia Deringer made for A.J. Plate of San Francisco (as stamped on top of the barrel).  It is fitted with a 2 3/8 inch rifled barrel, front and rear open sights, checkered walnut grips, and tastefully done engraving on sidelock, trigger guard, hammer, fittings and inlays.  I believe this is one of the most attractive Philadelphia Deringers I've seen, even if it is a copy, it was very nicely manufactured, with great attention to detail.
 Henry Deringer "Peanut"                SOLD:  $1,995
A nice, original Philadelphia deringer with a 1 3/8 inch barrel and standard configuration.  All fittings and inlays are tight and appear to be original.  Gun shows only slight wear, with varnish type finish remaining in the curve of the grip, and only a small crack just forward of the side plate screw.  Mechanically perfect, and difficult to find with this short barrel.
 Confederate Cavalry Carbine, Model 1856 Musketoon                 SOLD:  $2,500
According to "Confederate Longarms and Pistols's" by author Hill and Anthony, the Confederate States of America (CSA) purchased 354 Tower Model 1856 Musketoons in 1863 and some unknown number at a later date.  This example is in good original condition, and is stamped behind the upper tang, "68d REG., 1 VA MT. INF.", indicating use by the 1st Virginia Mounted Infantry.  They were intended for general issue until breech-loading carbines were availabel, but most saw hard use until the end of the war.  A desirable and hard to find Civil War Carbine.
 1850's Unmarked Deringer            SOLD:  $850
Completely unmarked, this .41 Caliber copy of a Henry Deringer has a 1 3/4 inch barrel and minimal engraving.  It is in excellent, untouched condition, except for normal pocket wear and is in perfect working condition.  A very nice antique pistol manufactured about the 1850's.
 Henry Deringer                SOLD:  $1,795
Not quite a peanut, tis gun has a 1 5/8 inch barrel and is marked "Curry, San Francisco".  It remains in excellent, original condition, with traces of varnish and excellent german silver eschutions.  There is a small cap box in the bottom of the grip, and all markings are clear and distinct.
 Springfield Armory M1 Garand, Cal. 30-06            SOLD:  $1,250 
CMP rebuilt to as new, WWII vintage, Springfield Armory M1 Garand.  The rifle has been completely gone thru, with new 5-08 barrel, new stock (with CMP cartouche) and handguard, new sling, and completely refinished like original.  A very good looking Garand, should make a fantastic shooter.
 Jno. Jones ? Sons Two Barrel Pocket Pistol               SOLD:  $1,150
An early 19th Century English pocket pistol, this double barrel .44 caliber over and under, all brass flintlock pistol has 3 1/2 inch barrels and a bayonet activated by the trigger guard.  It is tight and is in working order, and in very good overall condition. A very neat conversation piece.
 "Wing", Braintree Two Barrel Pocket Pistol                 SOLD:  $1,100
Made in Braintree, a small town in Essex, England, this little over/under flint lock pistol remains  in excellent, original condition.  While very little color remains on the metal, the wood grips are sound and have most of their varnish finish.  The screw in barrels are 2 1/4 inches in length and are .44 caliber.  The gun is crisp and sharp and the barrels unscrew easily.  All markings are clear and distinct.  A very nice 1810 period pocket gun.
 Sharps Carbine Model 1863                     SOLD:  $2,250
Probably the most widely issued carbine in the Civil War, approximately 60,000 of these 1863 models were manufactured, and used extensively throughout the war.  They were .52 caliber, straight breech, percussion breech loaders, with pellet primer feeders, and proved to be one of the most reliabel, accurate, and user friendly guns of the period.  After the war, most were remodeled and converted to 50/70 cartridge guns, and continued to be used throughout the Indian War period, until finally being replaced by the 45/70 Springfield Model 1873.  This gun is a good, original example of these famous cavalry carbines.   It is tight, mechanically perfect and has a very decent, six groove rifle bore.  It has had, what appears to be, an arsenal repair to the wrist of the stock, just under the saddle ring bar, but done very neatly.  It has traces of original finish, but shows a lot of character, and has been well maintained.
 Pair of Colt Single Action Army's, Consecutive, Cal. 38/40              SOLD:  $4,000 
Pair of consecutive serial numbered Colt Single Action Army revolvers, chambered in 38/40.  The guns are fitted with 5 1/2 inch barrels, black Colt "Standing Eagle" hard rubber grips, and are blue/color case-hardened finished.  They are new/unfired and come it their original boxes, with numbered to the gun sleeves, hang tag, and all paper-work.  A unique pair of Single Actions in 38/40 caliber.
 Inland M1 Carbine, Cal. .30 Carbine              SOLD:  $1,950
This is an exceptionally nice WWII M1 Carbine in original condition, and not a arsenal re-work.  Serial numbered in the 6,255,xxx range, the barrel date is 10/1944.  It was manufactured as you see it, with bayonet lug, type two handguard, and adjustable rear sight.  Stock is properly marked with large ordnance crossed cannons logo on the right side of butt.  The gun has seen light use, but remains in 90% original condition.  A very difficult gun to find.
 Winchester Standard Model 71, Cal. 348 Win.                 SOLD:  $3,250
The Winchester Model 71 was made from 1935 to 1957, with 47,254 manufactured.  The rifles came in two configurations, standard and deluxe.  They were fitted with either a 20 or 24 inch barrel, 2/3 length tube magazine holding 4 cartridges, all blue finished, walnut pistol grip stock and forearm, and chambered in .348 Winchester only.  The deluxe models added a checkered stock and forearm and detachable sling swivels and sling.  This rifle is the standard model and is fitted with a 24 inch barrel.  It is in as new condition, we are told it has never been fired by either the original owner, who purchased it in 1957, or the second owner, who we are selling it for.  Included is the box of ammo that was purchesed with the gun by the first owner.  You seldom see these guns in this condition, many were used and some were used hard.  A very handsome Winchester Lever Gun.
 Smith ? Wesson #2, Cal. .32 RF             SOLD:  $1,495
Original S?W #2 Tip-Up 6-shot revolver, with spur trigger and 6 inch octagon barrel.  The gun is chambered in .32 Rim Fire. The guns were made from 1861 to 1874, with approximately 77,155 manufactured.
 Remington Model 513T Matchmaster, Cal. .22LR              SOLD:  $550 
The Remington Model 513T Matchmaster was made from 1940 to 1968, with approximately 166,000 manufactured.  The target rifles were fitted with a 27 inch heavy tapered barrel, raked bolt handle, walnut target stock, Redfield aperture rear sight, globe front sight, 6-shot magazine, sling swivels, and were chambered in .22LR.  This rifle is as described and includes a leather target style sling.  The gun is in great condition, retaining most all of its original blue, with some thinning on the sharp edges.  The bolt has lots of its oriignal color case-hardening, with most missing on the handle.  The stock retains most all of its original finish, with assorted minor handling marks.  The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the actions functions like new.  It does not look like it was used much, a nice clean .22 target rifle.
 Ruger 77 RSM Factory Semi-Custom Rifle, Cal. .416 Rigby              SOLD:  $2,095 
This Safari Grade Rifle is stocked with premium grade Circassian Walnut that is as hard and dense as it is beautiful.  The .416 Rigby caliber is known for its exceptional stopping power and is an ideal choice for any large dangerous game.  Ruger only made this model rifle in limited numbers for 20 years, stopping in 2010.  It has many features usually found on more expensive custom rifles including: 23 inch barrel with an integral barrel quarter rib with three express sights, ebony forend tip, hand cut checkering, barrel band front swivel, and intgral scope bases.  It is brand new/unfired in its original numbered to the gun box, with factory rings and all paper-work.  It is a true bargain for this grade of rifle.
 Remington Model 1903A3, Gibbs Rifle Co., Repro Sniper Rifle, Cal. 30-06                 SOLD:  $895 
Nice Gibbs Rifle Company, Remington Model 1903A3 rifle, with a reproduction 03A4 Scope and Scope Mount to replicate a 1903 sniper rifle.  It is in excllent condition, rebuilt to like new condition with a new barrel and stock.  Makes for a great shooter.
 Group Industries Uzi Carbine, Cal. 9mm             SOLD:  $795
Just received this interesting UZI Carbine from Group Industries of Louisville, Kentucky.  The gun is in excellent used condition, with only some minor handling marks here and there, and some spotting in the finish on the right side of the reciver.  It is fitted with a 18 inch barrel, 1-32 round magazine, sling, and wood detachable stock.  The bore is bright and the action functions smoothly.  Neat Uzi Carbine.
 Bulgaria Arsenal AK-47 Carbine, Cal. 7.62x39             SOLD:  $995 
A nice example of its type, a milled receiver Bulgarian AK-47 Carbine.  The gun is in excellent condtion, retaining most all of its original finishes, with only very minor handling marks.  Comes with 1 magazine and sling.
 PARS International G3S Model, Cal. .308 Win.              SOLD:  $1,295 
Very nice, lightly used PARS International G3S rifle, chambered in .308 Winchester.  It is in excellent condition, with a bright bore, and perfectly functioning action.  Comes with leather sling and (1) 20-round magazine.
 Remington 2nd Model .41 Deringer, Factory Engraved                 SOLD:  $895 
Though the gun has lost all of its original finish, turning an overall grey/brown patina, it is in very good condition.  It functions perfectly and is much tighter than most.  The bores are somewhat rough, but are shootable.  The grips are in very good condition, with only a minor chip on the left grip panel.  Even with all of its original finish gone, the factory engraving stands out and is very attractive.  One of the most attractive Remington 41's I've seen.
 National Arms #2 Deringer, Cal. .41 RF                  SOLD:  $550 
Circa 1865 to 1870 this brass frame .41 RF Deringer was produced in Brooklyn, N.Y..  It has a 2 1/2 inch barrel, walnut grips and was made without the knife blade style extractor.  The frame and the barrel are factory engraved with a flower style engraving.  The blue on the barrel has turned to a blue-brown patina, the brass frame has a nice mellow brass color and the grips retain most all of their original varnish.  Colt thought enough of this Deringer to buy the National Arms Co. so that they could produce this exact same Deringer and put their name on it.
 Stocking ? Co. Pepperbox                   SOLD:  $850 
Unlike other pepperboxes of the period, the Stocking Company of Worcester, Mass. manufactured a single action variant with a long, extended cocking spur on the hammer, in both .28 and .31 caliber.  Some were made with spurs on the trigger guard, and barrels were from 4 inch to 6 inches in length, usually with 6 in a cluster.  This gun has been well used, but is still mechanically perfect.  It is a .28 caliber with a six shot, 4 inch barrel.  It has a clean, brown patina finish, and near perfect walnut grips with german silver inlays on both sides.  A very attractive piece.
 Bacon Arms Pepperbox               SOLD:  $950
One of the rarest of the pepperbox revolvers, this six shot, .22 caliber came out in the late 1860's and only about 1,000 were produced.  While an attractive and well made handgun, it suffered in comparison to the S?W, Colt and other small .22 revolvers of the period which were lighter in weight.  This gun is in excellent working condition, and while it was obviously used, and later cleaned, there are still traces of silver still visable on the frame.  The barrels have been nicely re-blued and the walnut grips are in very good condition, with a small chip on the right toe and a chip on the upper portion of the left grip.  Overall, a nice example of its type, and one that is very difficult to find.
 Mortimer O/U Pocket Pistol                  SOLD:  $1,750
This early 18th Century over and under flint lock pistol has 2 1/2 inch barrels of 10mm or .40 caliber.  It is nicely engraved and shows modest wear.  The walnut handle is finely checkered and without cracks or and serious dings.  The gun is mechanically perfect and could be fired today,  The Mortimer dynasty of gun makers were well known throughout Europe from the mid-18th Century until the 1870's, and their firearms were considered some of the finest.  This is an excellent example of its type.
 M7 Roth Steyr Pistol, Cal. 8mm                  SOLD:  $550
Manufactured in 1912 this is one of 32,000 that was produced by Fegyvergyar in Budapest Hungary for the Austro-Hungarian military.  This one is unit marked on the disk in the grip; 6.E.  Accompaning it is an original stripper clip, which is very hard to find, and what we believe to be an epilet off an Austrian uniform.  This is undoubtably a WWI trophy "bring back".  The pistol's blue finish is an old restoration that was well done.  All the markings are clear with sharp edges, and overall the pistol has a nice look to it. 
 Belgian Model of 1880, Gasser Pat., Cal. 44-40/44WCF           SOLD:  $950
One of the many European revolvers made in the latter 19th century based on the famous Gasser Patent.  This one was made in Belgium, apparently for export to the U.S., since the top of the barrel is stamped "FOR .44 WINCHESTER CARTRIDGE".  The grips are smooth bone, contemporary with the age of the gun.  The exterior of the gun shows about 50% of the original blue finish, but the spring on the right unlocking lever is missing.  Overall, the gun is excellent, untouched condition.
 Colt 1848 Baby Dragoon, .31 Cal.              SOLD:  $7,500
This is a very early 4 inch gun, serial number 450, in a Paterson type case with the beveled or raised panel lid, with flask, bullet mold and cap tin.  The flask is double faced, marked "Colt's Patent".  These cases were transition boxes with partitions, but were not used after 1850 and are very hard to find today.  The gun shows traces of original finish, especially the silver on the grip straps, and very nice grips.  There is some cylinder scene remaining and all other markings are crisp and clear.  A nice example of its type.
 Colt Double Action Model of 1878, Cal. 44/40, Shipped to Collow Row Bill             SOLD:  $ 13,500
This Colt Double Action, etched panel, Model of 1878 was shipped to Collow Row Bill on July 21, 1883.  We cannot find anything about him, but he must have been an exhibition shooter in his day.  Gun is fitted with factory installed ivory grips, is nickel finished, and is inscribed on the back-strap "COLLOW ROW BILL" and "Champion Pistol Shot of America".  Included is a factory letter attesting to the grips, finish, and who it was shipped to.  An interesting Colt 1878.
 Colt Officers Model Target (third Issue), Cal. 38 Special              SOLD:  $695
The Colt Officers Model Target (Third Issue) was made from 1927 to 1949.  The guns were fitted with a 4, 4 1/2, 5, 6, or 7 1/2 inch barrel, adjustable front and rear sight, blue finish only, checkered walnut grips, and were chambered in .22LR, .32 Colt, or .38 Special.  This gun is as described and is chambered in .38 Special and fitted with a 6 inch barrel.  It is in excellent condition,  retaining 97-98% of its original blue fiinsh, with some thinning on the sharp edges of the barrel, cylinder, and frame.  The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the action is tight and functions perfectly.  The grips are also in excellent condition, with only a few minor handlng dings.  This would be a great shooter/collectable.
 Stevens Model 414 Armory Model, Cal. .22 LR                 SOLD:  $950
The Stevens No. 414 Amory Model was manufactured from 1912 to 1932.  The rifles were fitted with a 26 inch barrel, equipped with a Lyman aperture sight, were lever action, and were chambered in either .22 LR or .22 Short.  The gun is as described and is chambered in .22 LR.  It is in excellent condition, retaining most all of its original color case-hardening on the frame, most all of its original blue on the barrel, and it retains most all of its original finish on its stock and forearm, with only some assorted handling marks and dings.  The color case-hardened finish on the lever and butt-plate has disappeared to leave a silver finish.  The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the action functions perfectly.
 Remington Model 1871 Pistol, Cal. .50 CF               SOLD:  $1,595
The last of the single shot martial pistols, this Model 1871 Remington rolling block is chambered .50 CF with an 8 inch barrel.  Approximately 5,000 were purchased by the U.S. Government and have a inspectors cartouche on the left grip, "CRS", for Curtis R. Slicknet.  This gun is 100% original and retains 80% plus original blue on the barrel and about 50% vivid color case-hardening on the receiver.  The bore is absolutely perfect and the walnut grips show use, but only minor wear.
 Smith ? Wesson Safety Hammerless 1st Model, Cal. .32 S?W                SOLD:  $750
The S?W .32 Safety Hammerless First Model (Lemon Squeezer) was made from 1888 to 1902.  The small 5-shot revolvers were double action only, fitted with a 2, 3, 3 1/4, 3 1/2, or 6 inch round barrel, blue or nickel finish, and fitted with black hard rubber grips.  This gun is as described, is fitted with a 3 1/2 inch barrel, pearl grips, and is nickel finished.  It retains all of its original nickel finish, with only some assorted minor handling marks.  The bore is shootable, with sharp rifling, but does have some spotting.  The left pearl grip panel fits well and is very nice, the right panel is cracked and chipped.  The actions functions perfectly.  A good looking gun.  Includes a period correct holster made by maker I cannot read and patent dated 1872.
 DWM 1918 Artillery Luger, Cal. 9mm                 SOLD:  $3,650 
This is a totally original and completely matching (including the magazine) Artillery Luger, chambered dated 1918.  Finding a nearly 100 year old Artillery Luger with and original matching magazine is highly unusual.  Being built in 1918, near the end of thee war, and being in such good condition, it must not have ever been issued.  The blue and straw are excellent.  The grips show some wear to the checkering especially on the right side, but htere are no cracks or chips.  The bore is bright and shiny.  This is really a nice Artillery and would be an asset to anyone's collection.
 Winchester Model 62, Cal. 22 S, L, LR                 SOLD:  $850
The Model 62 Winchester is a later/modern version of the Winchester model 1890.  They were made from 1932 to 1958, with over 409,000 manufactured.  The little slide action rifles were fitted with a 23 inch round or oxtagon barrel, full blue finished, and were chambered in .22 S, L, ? LR interchangeably.  This rifle retains most all of its original blue finish with some thinning from the forearm rubbing against the barrel, and assorted handling marks and minor spotting.  The stock and forearm retain all of their original finish with only some minor handling marks and dings.  The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the action is tight and functions as new.  A very nice Winchester Model 62, would be a great collectable or shooter, or both.
 Reid "My Friend"  7-Shot Revolver Deringer/Knuckle Duster                SOLD:  $1,050
Unique looking 7-shot personal protection derringer.  It disassembles/assembles easily, and is fully functional, even the manual safety works.  The gun is nicely engraved and it stands out sharply, even though the frame has lost most all of its original sliver finish, check out the checkered back-strap.  The cylinder/barrel retains about 40% of its original blue fiinsh.  It is all numbers matching.  If all else fails, it turns into a brass knuckle.  A very nice example of its type.
 2nd Generation Colt Single Action 125th Anniversary Commemorative, Cal. .45 LC                  SOLD: $1,595
The 125th Anniversary Colt SAA Commemorative was manufactured in 1961 to celebrate the 125th birthday of Colt Manufacturing.  There were 7,390 of these guns made with this one being the 3,450th one made.  It is new/unfired and comes in its original wood presentation case. It retains all of its original finishes, with the exception of a spot on the left side of the hammer.  The wood presetation cas is in excellent condition, with only a few very minor handling marks.  Also included is a 125th Anniversary key chain.  I feel these are sleepers of the Colt SAA's, especially since they are 2nd Generation guns.
 WW II Vintage U.S. Property M-8 FLARE GUN PYROTHECHNIC PISTOL 37mm               SOLD:  $150
WW II U.S. Army Air Corp. M-8 Flare Gun/Pistol, pyrothecnic pistol, 37 mm.  "M, S.W.C. (McInery Spring ? Wire Co. ) U.S. Property, Pistol Pyrotechnic, M8" stamped in the triangle on the righthand side of the gun. "Serial No. 246392", stamped on the backstrap. Crossed Canon and letter "P" proof stamped on the butt of the grip. Gun is in all original condition, has lost most all of its original finish, in perfect working order.  No FFL required.  Real conversation piece.
 Remington Model 16 "C" Special Grade, Cal. 22 Remington Automatic            SOLD:  $850
According to the "Blue Book" this rifle was only made between 1914 and 1928.  This "Special Grade" is quite rare and in 41 years we have never seen another.  it has deluxe wood and checkering which is not found on the standard grade.  It also has presentation engraving on the receiver: LEE HUNT TAYLOR, ITHACA, N.Y. Sept. 23, 1946.  It would be interewsting to find out more about Mr. Taylor.  The other special features is a special order Lyman tang sight that would have to be unique to this model rifle.  Unfortunately the metal is an old reblue, and shows some pitting of the metal under the blue.  This rifle is rare enough to be collectable as is, but it could be refinished again with a proper rust blue to enhance its value.
 Sturm Ruger P94 with Integral Tac-Star Laser Sight, Cal. 9mm          SOLD:  $695
New in the box Ruger P94 with Integral Tac-Star Laser Sight. These are somewhat rare, having been manufactured in 1994 only, reportedly only 1,836 were manufactured.  The laser works perfectly, as does the action on the gun.  Pistol comes with its original box and all paper-work.  You don't see one of these very often.
 Smith & Wesson Model 34, Cal. 22LR            SOLD:  $750
Boxed S?W Model 34 Kit Gun, chambered in .22 LR.  The gun retains most all of its orignal blue finish, with some assorted minor handling marks and some minor thinning on the sharp edges of the barrel and cylinder.  Comes with all paper-work and screw driver.
Pair of Trade Pistols                   SOLD:  $1,650
A nice pair of antique brass barrel flint pistols, circa 1800, marked "KETLAND", but made in Belgium.  The Ketland family of English gun makers was famous for high quality firearms through out the 18th and early 19th Century.  One of the sons, Thomas, immagrated to the Philadelphia area in the late 1700's and founded Ketland ? Co., maker of fine guns and gun parts for the trade.  While these guns were not made by Ketlan, but by some unknown Belgian maker, they are still of good quality and have survived in excellent working condition.  they are 100% original and idebtical in configuration.  The brass barrels are 7 3/4 inches in length and are approximately .60 caliber.  Guns of this type are generally referred to as "Trade Guns", and they very often carry the name of more famous makers.
 Engraved Winchester Model 21, 16 Gauge              SOLD:  $12,995
Beautiful engraved 16 gauge (2 3/4 " chambers) Winchester Model 21.  It is equipped with 26 inch barrels, single select trigger, ejectors, pistol grip stock, and has a 14 1/8 inch length of pull.

 

 Joseph Manton ? Sons, London England, Double Percussion Shotgun                SOLD:  $5,500
Just received this beautiful Joseph Manton ? Sons Double Percussion Shotgun.  This 1840's vintage shotgun was made in Cavendish Square of London, England, is equipped with 28 inch damascus barrels, double triggers, is finely engraved, and fitted with a beautiful figured checkered walnut stock .  It was owned at one time by David Marshall Williams, also known as Carbine Williams, the American designer of the short-stroke piston used in the M1 Carbine as well as the floating chamber operating system.
 Smith & Wesson Model 25, 45 Cal. Model 1955, cal. 45 ACP            SOLD:  $1,250
Beautiful S?W Model 25 (known as the Model 1955) fitted with a 6 1/2 inch barrel, patridge front sight, adjustable rear sight, factory checkered wood target grips with S?W medallions, target hammer and trigger, and chambered in .45 ACP.  This is a 99%+ gun, with only a turn mark on the cylinder.  Appears to have been test fired only, with a perfect bore and a tight and perfect functioning action.  Includes a S?W presentation case with all assecories except the cleaning brush, and as is usual, the liner is cracked at the end of the barrel and rear sight.  The case itself is in great condition, with few handling marks.  Also comes with all paper-work and 4 Wilson moon clips.
 Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 Featherweight, Cal. 270 Win.              SOLD:  $1,595 
The Winchester Model 70 Featherweight was a ligtened version of the standard Model 70.  The rifles were fitted iwth a 22 or 26 inch barrel, aluminum trigger guard and floorplate, and were chambered in .243 Win., .264 Win. Mag., .270 Win., .308 Win., .30-06, or .358 Win..  They were made from 1952 to 1963, in serial number range, 206626 to 581471.  This 1960 vintage Featherweight is as described and is chambered in .270 Win. and fitted with a 22 inch barrel.  The gun is in excellent condition, retaining 98% of its original blue finish, with only some thinning on the bolt and sharp edges.  The floorplate and trigger guard retain about 95% of their original finish, with thinning on the sharp edges.  The checkered stock is in excellent condition, retaining all of its original finish, with only a few very minor handling marks.  The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the action functions perfectly.  A great example of its type.
 Original WWII Inland M1 Carbine, Cal. .30 Carbine                   SOLD:  $1,950
A late WWII Inland Carbine, dated 12/44, in the 6,698,xxx serial range.  It's original to that date, with all the new type III updates, including bayonet lug, adjustable rear sight, round bolt, and flip safety.  Stock is properly marked with the large ordnance wheel on the right side of the stock, and "IO" in the sling slot.  There is no "P" proof which would indicate arsenal refinishing.  Overall, the gun retains approximately 85% original finish and a near perfect bore.  These are becoming difficult to find in this untouched condition.

 

 Colt Police Positive Target, Cal. 22LR              SOLD:  $995
The Colt Police Positive Target Model (Second Issue, Model "C") 6-shot revolvers were made from 1926 to 1941.  They were fitted with a 6 inch barrel, adjustable rear and front sights, checkered walnut grips, were either blue or nickel finished, and were chambered in .22LR, .22 WRF, .32 Colt, or .32 New Police.  This gun is as described, is blue finished and chambered in .22 LR.  It is in excellent condition, retaining 98-99% of its original blue fiinsh, with some minor thinning on the sharp edges of the barrel, cylinder, and frame.  The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the action functions smoothly, appears to have been fired very little.  All screw heads are un-molested, including the very small sight screws.  The grips have a few minor handling dings on the butt/bottom only, no chips or cracks.  An excellent example of its type, a very attractive little Colt Target .22.
 Colt Police Positive Target, Cal. .32              SOLD:  $1,250 
Starting in 1925 Colt produced the Police Positive .32 Target Model on the new heavier frame.  They stopped production 10 years later in 1935 with a total production of only 3,351, compared to the 15,741 of the .22 heavy frame target revolvers.  That makes this varient one of the lowest production revolvers made by Colt.  This example was made in 1932 when the USA's economy was in a depression and not many shooters could afford such a nice revolver.  The overall condition is excellent with a mint bore, nearly perfect grips and 98% blue.  It does have a few very minor isloated rust specks on the frame that are visable in the pictures.  It would be hard to improve on this target model for either the collector or target shooter.

 

 Winchester Model 1866 Rifle, Cal. .44 Rim Fire           SOLD:  $13,500
The Winchester 1866 was made from 1866 to 1898, with about 170,101 manufactured.  The guns were made in rifle and carbine configuration, of which 4 distinct Models were made, with the carbines being equipped with 20 inch barrels, and rifles equipped with a 24 or 27 inch (Musket) barrel.  This 1866 Rifle is a Third Model, is equipped with a 24 inch barrel and is chambered in .44 Rim Fire.  It is in original condition and appears to be in above average condition, with no restoration or modifications made to the wood or metal.  The bore is shootable with sharp rifling, but is somewhat rough from minor surface corrosion, and the action is tight and operates perfectly.  A good looking 1866, and a nice example of its type.
 Mauser "Banner" Standard Modell, Like K98, Cal. 8mm              SOLD:  $2,000
Very nice example of its type, a Mauser "Banner" Standard Modell rifle manufactured sometime in the early to mid 1930's.  Overall this all numbers matching gun retains about 70-80% of its original blue finish and the wood retains most of its original finish, with only some minor handling marks.  The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the action is tight and functions as new.  These rifles are exactly like the military version K98, with the exception of not having the military inspection stamps, possibly a little nicer finish, and the addition of a lower rear sling swivel on the stock.
 Colt Python "Elite", Cal. .357 Magnum             SOLD:  $4,495
Test fired only, an as new Colt Python "Elite" fitted with a 6 inch barrel, chambered in .357 Magnum.  The gun is 99%+ with only a very faint turn line on the cylinder.  It comes with its original, numbered to the gun box, and all paper-work.  Fantastic looking Python, gorgeous fit and finish.
 Smith & Wesson Model 51, .22 Magnum               SOLD:  $850
This is a standard S?W Model 51, fitted with a 3 1/2 inch barrel, adjustable rear sight, checkered wood grips with S?W medallions, is blue finished, square butt, and is chambered in .22 Magnum.  It is in excellent condition, appearing to having been fired very little.  It retains 99% of its original blue, with only a turn line on the cylinder and some very minor thinning at the muzzle.  The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the action is tight and functions perfectly.  The grips are in very fine condition and retain all of their original finish, with only some assorted handling marks.  These are getting hard to find, especially in this condition.
 Smith & Wesson Model 952 Performance Center, Cal. 9mm                SOLD:  $2,650
Hard to find S?W Model 952-2 Performance Center handgun, chambered in 9mm.  The pistol is fitted with a 5 inch barrel, checkered wood grips with the S?W logo lazer engraved into them, adjustable rear sight, wide smooth trigger, and constructed of Stainless Steel.  It has been fired, but from its great appearance, very little.  Pistol comes with its Performance Center Case, 4 magazines, and all paper-work.  An attractive S?W semi-auto pistol.
 Springfield Model 1873 Rifle, # 71601, Cal. 45-70 Govt.             SOLD: 
This 1873 Model Springfield "Trapdoor" is one of very few that remains in original configuration.  Most were taken out of service and/or upgraded with improved sights, three click tumblers, redesigned cleaning rods, etc..  This gun, manufactured in 1876-77 was originally assembled with the then newly designed short wrist, and long comb stock, inspected by Erskine Allen, and so marked with his oval cartouche.  The gun retains approximately 85% of its original finish, has a near perfect bore, and is tight and crisp.  It is totally 100% original.  Of further interest, is was supposedly given to one Albert Ross, Admiral USN by his friend and hunting companion, Theodore Roosevelt (please see attached affidavitts ).  It is reported to be one of two given by President Roosevelt, the other being serial number 71618, both from Fort Trumbull, CT., and only 17 numbers apart.
 Colt Lawman MK III, Cal. .357 Magnum              SOLD:  $850
The Colt Lawman MK III was made from 1969 to 1983.  The 6-shot revolvers were fitted with either a 2 or 4 inch barrel, either a unshrouded or shrouded ejector rod, fixed sights, checkered walnut grips, blue or nickel finish, and were chambered in .357 Magnum.  This gun is as described and is fitted with a 2 inch barrel, with a unshrouded ejector rod, and is blue finished.  The gun is in like new condition, with only a drag line on the cylinder.  It has been shot, but very little from its appearance.  Comes with its original numbered to the gun box.  Tough looking Colt .357 Magnum snubby.
 Remington Model 572SB/Routledge  Fieldmaster 22 LR Shot                SOLD:  $595
Unusual Remington Model 572SB/Routledge 22 LR pump action smoothbore.  The gun is in excellent condition, retaining about 99% of its original finishes, with only some very minor handling marks.  Nice little Remington.
 Arisaka Type 97 Japanese Sniper, WWII, Cal. 6.5x50 Arisaka                  SOLD:  $2,495
The Type 97 Sniper Rifle is a Japanese bolt-action rifle, based on the Type 38 Rifle. Following the standard practice of the time, it was adapted from an existing infantry rifle. The only difference between this rifle and the original Type 38 is that it had a lightened stock, a single-action hammer, a 2.5 power telescopic sight and a mid-band setup for a monopod, although later models had this deleted. The rifle entered service in 1937. When fired, the mild 6.5x50mm Arisaka cartridge gave off little flash or smoke and made counter-sniper activity difficult. The lack of flash and smoke comes from the length of the barrel; a 797 millimetres (31.4 in) long barrel allows cartridge propellant to fully burn and attain the optimum combination of accuracy and bullet velocity. The scope was offset to the left, to allow stripper clip loading. Like other Mauser pattern rifles, it has a five round box magazine. The rifle can be loaded with either a 5 round stripper clip, or single rounds.
The Type 97 was manufactured at the Nagoya Arsenal and Kokura Arsenal, with the bulk of them made in Nagoya, Japan.
 

 

 Rampant Colt Sculpture                  SOLD:  $8,995
Sculpted and crafted in the 1970's by the late Tom Haas, Sr., this large Rampant Colt bronze was the pilot model used to cast 70 to 80 copies of the famous Colt Firearms Trademark.  The brass plaque is inscribed "The Rampant Colt, M, Original Pilot Model", and there are two crossed Texas Paterson revolovers depicted in the base.  It measures 26 inches in length, 21 inches in height, and 9 1/2 inches in width, and weighs approximately 35 pounds.  Two copies of the original have recently sold at auction for over $7,500 each.
 Smith ? Wesson .32 Safety Hammerless First Model (Lemon Squeezer)               SOLD :  $850
The S?W .32 Safety Hammerless First Model (Lemon Squeezer) was made from 1888 to 1902, with approximately 91,417 manufactured.  The guns were of .32 S?W caliber, double action only, 5-shot fluted cylinder, 2, 3, 3 1/4, 3 1/2, or 6 inch barrel, blue or nickel finish, and fitted with black rubber grips.  This 1895 vintage Lemon Squeezer is as described and is fitted with a 3 1/2 inch barrel, nickel finished, and has pearl grips.  The gun retains all of its original nickel finish, with some spotting.  The trigger retains most all of its original color case-hardened finish and the trigger guard about 80% of its original blue finish.  The gun is all numbers matching.  The bore is bright with sharp rifling (which is almost unheard of in these type of guns) and the action functions perfectly.  The pearl grips are fitted to the gun very well (factory ?) and have a pleasing appearance.

 

 Pair of Colt Single Action Army Revolvers, Class "C" Engraved, Consecutive               SOLD:  $8,750
Just received this pair of Colt Single Action Army Revolvers, consecutive serial numbered, matching Factory Class "C" engraved, fitted with 4 3/4 inch barrels, Rosewood grips with Colt Custom Shop Medallions, and chambered in .44 Special.  The guns come in Factory Colt Custom Shop Presentation Cases and a factory letter confirming their engraving, caliber, grips fitted, and destination and date shipped.  A beautiful set, rarely found in this configuration.
 Danish M47 Madsen Rifle, Cal. 30-06                  SOLD:  $895
Made for the South American country of Columbia, they were one of the last bolt action rifles made for military use.  It was not a popular design due to the fact that most military rifles were semi-automatic by that time.  This rifle is "Brand New".  It is full of cosmoline and we are sure that it is unfired.  It even comes with a mint matching serial numbered bayonet.  It would be impossibel to improve on!
 S/42 (Mauser) Luger 1938 Date, WWII Vintage, Cal. 9mm             SOLD
The Nazi war machine was in full swing in 1938 and they produced around 100,000 Lugers that year.  This example in in excellent original condition with a mint bore an 97% blue finish, with theonly visable wear on the high edges that rub on the inside of the holster.  it comes complete with a 1939 dated holster and two un-numbered fxo extruded magazines.  These magazines by them selves would sell in the $150 range each.  This rig was some WWII GI's war trophy and was very well taken care of.
 Ruger Mark II NRA Bill Ruger Endowment, Cal. 22LR              SOLD:  $475
As new Ruger Mark II Bill NRA Ruger Endowment (1916-2002) Pistol with its original box, 2 magazines, and all pare-work.
 Smith & Wesson Model 27, Cal. 357 Magnum, Presentation Case              SOLD:  $1,250
The Cadillac of .357 Magnum handguns, here is a beautiful, 1970's vintage, S?W Model 27 fitted with a 6 inch barrel, patridge front sight, adjustable rear sight, factory checkered wood target grips with S?W medallions, target hammer and trigger, and chambered in .357 Magum.  This is a 99%+ gun, with only a minor turn line on the cylinder.  Appears to have been test fired only, with a perfect bore and a tight and perfect functioning action.  Includes a nice mahagany S?W presentation case with all assecories   The case itself is in great condition, with a few minor handling marks.  Also comes with all paper-work.  A very nice example of its type.
 Colt Diamondback, Cal. 38 Special            SOLD: $2,095
Nice Colt Diamondback with its original numbered to the gun box.  The 6-shot revolver is fitted with a 2 1/2 inch barrel and service checkered walnut grips, with silver "Rampant Colt' medallions.  It retains about 98-99% of its oriignal blue fiinsh, with only some minor thinning at the muzzle, a drag line on the cylinder, and some minor handling marks.  The grips are like new.  The bore is bright and the action is very tight and functions perfectly.

 

 Winchester Model 61, Cal. 22LR               SOLD:  $1,250
The Winchester Model 61 was made from 1932 to 1963, with approximately 350,000 manufactured.  This 1941 vintage Model 61 is in excellent original condition, retaining most all of its original blue, with some thinning on some of its sharp edges and some handling marks. The stock and forearm retain all of their original finish, with some minor handling marks, and all screw heads are unmolested.  The bore is bright and the action functions perfectly.  Nice little Winchester 61.
 Winchester Model 71, Cal. 348 W.C.F.              SOLD:  $1,495
A nice used, but not abused Winchester Model 71, chambered in .348 W.C.F..  This is a 2nd year 1936 standard production model featuring a 24 inch barrel, 2/3 tube magazine, pistol grip stock with curved lever, checkered steel butt-plate, and this one has a receiver mounted peep sight.  The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the action functions perfectly.  This is the long tang version, of which only the early models were manufactured with.
 Ithaca 1911A1, WWII Vintage, Cal. 45ACP             SOLD:   $2,150
The Ithaca 1911A1 handguns were made from 1943 to 1945, with 369,129 manufactured.  This is an excellent example of its type, appearing to have had very little use.  All stampings are sharp, the bore is bright with sharp rifling, and the action functions perfectly.  A great looking 1911A1.
 Soviet SKS Registered Vietnam War Trophy, Cal. 7.62x39             SOLD:  $995
Unusual find, a Vietnam era, registered War Trophy, Soviet manufactured SKS chambered in 7.62x39.  The rifle comes with all documentation required to bring back to the U.S. in October-December 1971.  Consists of the Registration of War Trophy Firearms Form (pictured), Firearms Registration Form, War Trophy Registration/Authorization Form,, Reguest for Firearms Export License Forms (pictured), the Issue of Temporary Export License for War Trophy Firearms (pictured), Transporting Firearms (Temporary Export Permit), and a Request and Authorization for Permanent Change of Station-Military Form.  The rifle is all numbers matching, exept for the dust cover.  It is in used condition, with many handling marks and the metal has turned overall to a blue/brown patina.  The bore is bright with decent rifling, but the lands have some corrosion.  A fantastic addition to a Vietnam War or SKS collection.
 Winchester Model 37 Red Label, .410 Gauge           SOLD:  $550
Nice Winchester Model 37 Red Label single shot .410 Gauge shotgun.  About a 98% gun with a bright bore and perfect functioning action.  The wood stock and forearm retain all of their original finish with some assorted minor handling marks.  All screw heads are un-molested and all stampings are crisp.  Nice looking Model 37.
 Colt Single Action Army, 1st Generation, Factory Ivory Grips, Cal.                  SOLD:  $7,500
This gun, serial number 28746, was shipped to B. Kittridge ? Co., Cincinnati, OH in July 1876, in a crate of 25 similar guns.  All were fitted with ivory stocks and chambered in 45 Long Colt.  At this time, B. Kittridge was one of five large distributors known as thee "Allies".  The other four were all located in New York City, but all five agreed to take unopened cases of either 25 or 50 revolvers, and in return, they received an additional discount from Colt.  All guns in these large cases were shipped with blue finish and either wood or ivory grips.  Depending upon demand, thee "Allies" would then change the finish on some from the standard blue to bright nickel.  Hammers were usually left with their color case-hardened finish, and the screws, triggers and cylinder pins were left blue.  This made for a very attractive gun, and the nickel finish was more durable than the blue.  Many grips were changed by individual owners tosuite their fancy, but probably not more than 5% were shipped from Colt with factory ivory grips.  This is an all original Peacemaker from that period, that is still in excellent working condition with no additions or subtractions since it left B. Kittridge in 1876, with original, one piece, factory ivory grips.  A Colt Historical Letter accompanies the gun.
 Colt 1st Generation Single Action Army, Factory Pearl Grips, Cal. 38-40           SOLD :  $ 6,750
This turn of the century Single Action, serial number 210723 was shipped from the factory in 1901 to customer in St. Paul, MN.  Although used, it is an excellent example of an original nickel plated Colt of the period with factory blue screws and blue cylinder pin.  In addition, this gun was ordered with two piece mother of pearl grips which fit very well on the gun today and are in excellent condition.  On the back-strap is engraved the name, "Ewing L. Rafferty", and while this is not mentioned in the factory letter, the quality and the style of the work appears to be factory original.  To find a gun like this today is very rare.  Normally, the pearl has been chipped or broken, and have usually been replaced long ago with something more durable.  This is an attractive, 100% honest Colt, that is still crisp and tight. 
 Colt Delta Elite, Cal. 10mm             SOLD:  $1,125
The Colt Delta Elite was manufactured from 1987 to 1996.  The 1911 based pistols were fitted with 5 inch barrels, black neoprene grips with Delta Elite Logo, high profile 3-dot sights, blue finish, a 8-round magazine, and were chambered in the hot 10mm round.  This Delta Elite is as described and has a extended safety/ambi safety installed.  The pistol retains about 99% of its original blue finish with thinning on the safety levers and some sharp edges of the frame and slide.  Note: The right grip has been cut to accomadate the ambi safety.  Includes its orignal numbered to the gun box and all paper-work.
1917 Luger DWM Artillery, Cal. 9mm              SOLD:  $3,495
The DWM Luger Artillery was manufactured from 1914 to 1918, the height of World War I.  This 1917 Artillery is a very nice example of its type, retaining about 95-98% of its original blue finish.  All straw finished parts retain most all of their original finish.  The grips number to the gun and are in excellent condition and the screws are unmolested.  The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the action functions perfectly.  This is a all numbers matching gun, except for the magazine, which is from a 1920 Commercial (no number on the wood base).  A fantastic Luger Artillery, would make a wonderful addition to a WWI or Luger collection.
 Marble Arms Model 1908 Game Getter, Cal. 22LR over 44 Shot/Round ball             SOLD:  $2,950
The Marble Arms Model 1908 Game Getter was made from 1909 to 1918, with approximately 9,981 manufactured.  The guns were chambered in .22 Long Rifle for the upper barrel and the bottom barrel could be ordered for the .44 round ball or .44 shot, 2 inch 410, 25-20 or 32-20.  Standard barrel lengths were 12 inch, 15 inch, or 18 inch, with the option of an 8 inch, 10 inch, 17 inch or 22 inch.  Most were shipped with the round tubular folding stock. A pivoting striker on the hammer was used to select the barrel to be used, and the tip up barrels were opened by pressing the trigger guard to the rear.  The top frame of the barrel featured a folding leaf sight, and the front barrel band incorporated the front sight, the grips were checkered black hard rubber with a fleur-de-lis design. The guns were shipped in a dovetailed wooden box with sliding lid, and included a shoulder holster, cleaning rod, and directions for use.  This Game Getter is as described and is equipped with a 18 inch barrel, is chambered .22 LR and .44 round ball or .44 shot and is fitted with a Marble tang sight.  The gun retains most all of it original blue finish, with only some thinning on the high points of the barrel band and barrel frame, and sharp edges of the frame.  The grips are in excellent condition, with only some very minor handling marks.  The bores are bright, and in the case of the top barrel, sharp rifling.  The action functions perfectly, as well as the folding stock.  Also included is its original shoulder holster, which is in good condition, with no major damage.  A very neat piece.
 Colt 1851 Navy, Cal. .36            SOLD:  $4,550
This is a very tight and sharp, all original .36 Navy Model, manufactured in 1863.  It retains approximately 60% original blue on the barrel, 30% case colors on the frame and loading lever, and a very good naval engagement scene on the cylinder.  There is a letter "J" nicely inscribed on the right grip, and the grips themselves retain 90% of their original varnish.  The screw heads are generally good, several show their original bright blue finish.  The bore is good and the action is perfect.  Overall an above average condition Navy that was very likely used in the Civil War.
 L.C. Smith Side by Side, Field Grade, 16 Gauge                 Sold:  $1,495
Here is a very nice looking. approximately 1930's vintage,  L.C. Smith, Field Grade, chambered in 16 Gauge.  The shotgun is fitted with 26 inch barrels, choked modified and full, double triggers, lifters, and has a 14 3/16 inch length of pull.  The barrels retain about 95% of their original blue finish, the receiver retains most all of its original color case-hardening.  The checkered stock and forearm retain all of their original finish, with some assorted handling marks and dings.  The bores are bright and the action is very tight and functions perfectly.  The plastic/hard rubber buttplate is in near excellent condition, with only a few chips and handling marks.  These Field Grade L.C. Smith's are seldom found in this clean and crisp condition.
 Colt Single Action Army, 1st Generation, Cal. 45 LC              SOLD:  $3,750
A nice example of its type, this Early Smokeless Powder Era Colt Single Action was made
 in 1903, is equipped with a 4 3/4 inch barrel, black hard rubber (which have turned a pleasing dark brown) Rampant Colt grips, finished in blue with color case-hardened frame and hammer, and is chambered in .45 long Colt.  The gun retains about 40 to 50% of its original blue finish on the barrel and ejector rod housing, 40 to 50% on the cylinder, about 40% on the backstrap, and about 50% on the trigger guard.  The frame retains about 40% of its original color case-hardening, and about 80% on the hammer.  The bore is bright with sharp rifling, with just couple areas of corrosion.  The action functions perfectly. The grips fit perfectly and have no cracks or chips.  This all numbers matching SAA would make a great shooter or collectors piece.
 Pair of French made Salles 1850's "Muff Pistols"                 SOLD:  $1,295
A very attractive pair of mid 19th century French "muff" or pocket pistols, marked "Salles" and "Marseille".  These small screw in damascus barrel guns have one piece ivory grips, very fine engraving, gold inlay, fold up triggers, and rifled bores.  They are approximately .36 caliber, and are in excellent working condition.  Each gun has a comic or grotesque mask on the butt, with a cap box underneath.  What would it cost today to replace these?
 Winchester 94 Buffalo Bill Commemorative, Cal. 30-30             Sale Pending:  $600
The Winchester 94 Buffalo Bill Commemorative Rifle and Carbine were made in 1968, with a total of about 112,923 manufactured between the two.  This Buffalo Bill Carbine is fitted with a 20 inch full octagon barrel, full tube magazine, nickel plated saddle ring, trigger, and hammer, unique engraving on the receiver and barrel, and an inlayed medallion in the stock, and is chambered in 30-30.  This gun is new/unfired and is in fantastic condition, with no dings, wear, or handling marks of any kind.  The box did not fair as well, it is correct for the carbine, but the serial number is missing.  One of Winchester's better looking Commemoratives.
 Colt Anaconda, Cal. 44 Magnum           SOLD:  $1,950
Colt Anaconda chambered in 44 Magnum.  This stainless steel, 6-shot revolver, is equipped with a 6 inch ventliated barrel, black neoprene combat grips with gold Colt medallions, red ramp front sight, white outline adjustable rear sight, and a full length ejector rod housing.  This gun has been fired, but from its appearance, very little.  Includes its original box, numbered to the gun sleeve, and all paper-work.  A very nice looking 44 Magnum.
 Colt Python, 6 inch, Cal. 357 Magnum             Sale Pending:  $3,250
New/factory test fired Colt Python with 6 inch barrel and blue finish.  Gun is fitted with factory checkered walnut target grips, and includes its original numbered to the gun box, hang tag, factory screwdriver, and all paper-work.  I feel these 6 inch blue finished guns are the nicest looking of all the Pythons manufactured.
 Colt Stagecoach Autoloader Carbine, Cal. 22LR            SOLD:  $395
The Colt Stagecoach Autoloader was made from 1965 to the mid 1970's, with over 25,000 manufactured.  The carbines were equipped with a 16 1/2 inch barrel, 13-shot tube magazine, walnut stock and forearm, saddle ring with leather thong, rolled engraved hold-up scene on the receiver, and were chambered in .22 Long Rifle.  This gun is as described and is in excellent condition, retaining 98-99% of its original black finish on its receiver and 99% of its original blue finish on the barrel and tube magazine.  The stock and forearm retain most all of their original finish, with only some very minor handling marks.  The bore is bright, and the action functions smoothly.  Not often seen in this configuration and condition.
 Colt Double Eagle Combat Commander MKII/Series 90, Cal. .40 S?W             SOLD:  $895
The Colt Double Eagle Combat Commander was manufactured from 1991 to 1996.  They were equipped with a 4 1/4 inch barrel, 8-shot magazine, double action with safety/decock system, three white dot sights, and were chambered in .40 S?W or .45 ACP.  This pistol is as described and is chambered in .40 S?W.  It is unfired and in as new condition.  Includes original box, its numbered to the gun sleeve, and all paper-work.  Unique Colt pistol.
 NIB Smith & Wesson Model 24, Cal. 44 Special              Sale Pending:  $895
Just received this very cool looking Smith, its a S&W Model 24, equipped with a 3 inch barrel, round butt finger groove wood grips, red-ramp front sight, white outline rear sight, smooth combat rigger, and is chambered in the great 44 Special cartridge.  The gun is new/unfired and comes with its original, numbered to the gun box, S?W screw-driver, cleaning rod and brush and mop, and all paper-work.  A tough looking double action 44.
 Colt Agent with Factory Hammer Shroud, Cal. 38 Special              Sale Pending:  $795
Colt Agent with factory hammer shroud.  This 1976 vintage gun looks to be unfired and comes with its original, numbered to the gun box, and instructions manual.  A unique looking Colt snubby.
 Colt National Match Automatic Pistol, Cal. 45 ACP          SOLD:  $13,950
The Colt National Match was similar to the Government Model, except has hand-honed action, match grade barrel, blue or nickel finish, stamped "National Match" on the slide (earlier models on the left side, later on the right side), and were chambered in .45 ACP.  There were a total of 4,813 National Matches manufactured between Feb. 9, 1932 to Sept. 16, 1941, serial numbered from C162997 to C204640.  3,339 had fixed sights, and 1,474 had adjustable sights.  This is a fantastic example of the adjustable sight model with blue finish.  This pistol would rate about 98 to 99% with only some minor thinning of its blue finish on its sharp edges.  The checkered walnut grips look like new and all screw heads are unmolested.  The bore is a little frosty, but has sharp rifling throughout.  The action functions perfectly.  The gun comes with its original, numbered to the gun box, cleaning rod, hang tags, Stevens adjustable rear sight instuctions manual, pistol instructions manual, and factory test target.  Also included is a factory letter stating the gun having been furnished with the adjustable rear sight, and shipped on August 11, 1939.  This has to be one of the best examples of its type.
 Winchester Model 94 John Browning 150th Commemorative          SOLD:  $1,495
This is a new in box, 2005 vintage, Winchester 94 Rifle commemorating the 150th birthday of John M. Browning, the designer of the rifle.  This short rifle is chambered in 30-30, is fitted with a 20 inch full octagon barrel, full tube magazine, steel cresent butt-plate, unique engraving with gold accents, and checkered walnut stock and forearm.  The gun comes with its original box, sleeve, and all paper-work.  There were only 150 of these manufactured, amking them very rare.
 Colt SAA, Etched Panel "Frontier Six Shooter", Cal. 44-40            SOLD:  $3,250
1883 vintage Colt Single Action Army, Etched Panel "Frontier Six Shooter" chambered in 44-40.  The gun is equipped with a 7 1/2 inch barrel, is all numbers matching, and fitted with one-piece wood grips.  All of the finish has been removed/cleaned off and the grips have been sanded and refinished.  The bore is bright though, and the action functions perfectly and is tight.  The gun has been British proofed marked on the cylinder and barrel and the barrel is correctly stamped 44 on the bottom.
 Colt "All American" Model 2000, 1st Edition, Cal. 9mm             SOLD:  $850
Unfired Colt "All-American" Model 2000, 1st Edition with aluminum frame.  The pistols were made in 1993 only, with only 3,000 manufactured.  Included is its original box, numbered to the gun sleeve and all paper-work.
 Consecutive Pair of Factory "C" Engraved Colt Single Actions, Cal. 45LC           SOLD:  $9,995
Consecutive serial numbered pair of 3rd Generation Colt Single Action Army's.  These 1988 vintage Single Action Army's feature 4 3/4 inch barrels, attractive factory "C" coverage engraving, factory fitted smooth ivory grips with silver Colt medallions, and a full nickel finish.  Included with the guns are their original numbered to the gun boxes and all paper-work. A gorgeous set of Colt Single Action's, hard to find a consective pair as nice looking as these.
 Colt SAA "Etched Panel"  BP Frame, Cal.  44-40              SOLD:  $2,150
Recent/Late 3rd Generation (separate/removable cylinder bushing) Colt Single Action Army, equipped with a 5 1/2 inch barrel, black checkered standing eagle grips, blue and color case-hardened finish, and chambered in 44-40.  The left side of the barrel has the "COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER" etched panel, and with the black powder frame was only offered for one year, 2010.  This SAA is new, never turned cylinder, and comes with its original box, numbered to the gun sleeve, and all paper-work.  Unusual SAA.
 Winchester Model 75 Sporter, Cal. .22 LR            SOLD:  $1,495
The Model 75 Sporter was made from 1938 to 1958, with approximately 88,715 manufactured between the Model 75 Sporter and Model 75 Target.  The Sporter rifles were fitted with a 24 inch tapered barrel, were detachable magazine fed, checkered walnut stock, and were chambered in .22 LR.  Here is a very nice, 1948 vintage, Winchester Model 75 Sporter, fitted with a factory mounted Lyman receiver peep sight.  The rifle is in excellent condition, retaining about 98 to 99% of its original blue finish, the stock about the same, with sharp checkering and only some very minor handling marks.  The bore is bright and the action functions perfectly.  A good looking Winchester bolt .22.
 Beretta Minx, Model 950, Cal. .22 Short                  SOLD:  $395
New/unfired in the box Beretta Minx Model 950, chambered in .22 Short.  The pistol comes with its original numbered to the gun box, sorry, no paper-work.  Hard to find in this condition.

NOTE:  Click picture to view additional images of this Minx.  For additional information and details about this gun, ask for John or Garry at 859-276-1419.  If you come into our store to view this gun in person, let your sales representative know you saw it on our web site.

AMF ID:  M15-3

Lindsay Model 1863, Double Musket, .58 Caliber           SOLD:  $6,750
Usually referred to as the "Lindsay", 1000 of these unusual Civil War muskets were manufactured by J.P. Lindsay, New York in 1863 and 1864.  They were of standard .58 Caliber, but were loaded with two charges in the single barrel, one over the other, but fired separately with two hammers.  The right hammer fired the front load, and the left, the rear load.  While unique among muskets, they did not prove reliable and often fired both loads simultaneously.  Consequently, the government contract was not renewed.  This specimen may be unfired and it may have not been issued.  It remains in near new, original condition, with a perfect bore, and like new functioning action.  A unique Civil War era musket, in fantastic condition.
 Springfield Armory National Match M1 Garand, Cal. 30-06            SOLD:  $2,995
Here is a beautiful National Match M1 Garand, in like new condition.  The rifle retains all of its National Match features with sharp stampings on all of the metal surfaces and sharp cartouches on the wood.  The rifle has a bright bore and the action functions as new. All screw heads are unmolested and the sights are crisp/sharp and fuction perfectly.  A great looking target rifle. 

NOTE:  Click picture to view additional images of this National Match M1.  For additional information and details about this gun, ask for Charles or Garry at 859-276-1419.  If you come into our store to view this rifle in person, let your sales representative know you saw it on our web site.

AMF ID:  CM12-1894

 

 Winchester 1894 Rifle, Cal. .32 W.S.            SOLD
This 1924 vintage Winchester 1894 Rifle is equipped with a 26 inch round barrel, full tube magazine, steel crescent butt-plate, Marble Sheard front sight, Winchester buckhorn rear sight, and is chambered in .32 Winchester Special.  The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the action is tight and functions perfectly.

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AMF ID: CM14-2053

 Russian Tokorev SVT 40, Cal. 7.62 x 54 R            SOLD:  $1,750
Unissued looking Russian Tokorev SVT 40, chambered in 7.62 x 54 Russian.  The rifle does not have any import stamps of any kind on it. It is in great condition, with a bright bore and perfect functioning action.

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 Winchester Model 23 XTR Pigeon Grade Lightweight, 20 Gauge            SOLD:  $2,695
The Winchester Model 23 XTR Pigeon Grade Lightweight was made from 1978 to 1986.  The SxS shotguns were equipped with 25 1/2 inch ventilated barrels, checkered select walnut stock and forearm, single select trigger, auto ejectors, 20 gauge models bored IC/Mod, weighed about 6 1/4 to 6 1/2 lbs., coin finished receiver with bird scene engraving, english stocked, and were chambered either 12 or 20 gauge.  This gun is as described and is chambered 20 gauge.  The LOP is 14 3/8 inches.  It is in like new condition, retaining all of its original finishes, with only some minor handling marks/dings on the wood.  The stock is beautifully figured, the bores are bright, and the action functions perfectly.  A good looking Model 23.

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AMF ID: CM14-1328

 Rasheed Carbine, Cal. 7.62x39             SOLD:  $695
Nice example of its type, just received this Rasheed Carbine, chambered in 7.62 x 39.  There are very few of these in the country, making them quite rare.
 

 

 Russian M44 (Carbine version of the Mosen-Nagant) Cal. 7.62 x 54             SOLD:  $395
1943 dated Russian M44 Carbine in excellent condition.  Gun is all numbers matching, has a bright bore, with sharp rifling, and the action is tight and functions perfectly.  Has a cleaner look than most M44's you see, with a nice looking stock and it retains all of its blue finish.  Gun is import stamped, barely can see at end of barrel.
 Sharps Model 1865, Cal. 50/70             SOLD:  $3,500

 Westley Richards Droplock Side by Side, 20 Gauge                SOLD:  $18,500
This is one of the finest original English shotguns we have ever had for sale in our store.  It has all the important features that make it desirable and unique.  As you can see by the pictures the scalloped receiver is game scene engraved with a well executed setter, two grouse, a duck, and tight scroll with 100% coverage.  It is a droplock action, which is unique to Westley Richards and has the hinged floorplate which allows for the easy removal of the jeweled locks for cleaning or repair.  The trigger is a “patent one trigger” which is selective.  The action has a strong 20% of its original case colors with only a few minor scratches.  The stock is nicely figured Turkish Walnut with a 13 ? inch length of pull to a horn but-plate.  It also comes with a fitted ? inch English Silvers hard rubber recoil pad.  The forearm is also tipped with a matching horn insert.  The barrels are 28 inches long and are “in proof” with 2 ? inch chambers, and are choked .005 and .015 (improved cylinder and modified).  They are spotless inside and out, retain well over 95% of the original blue, and have automatic ejectors.  To complete this fine shotgun, it comes in its original oak and leather maker’s case with the full complement of accessories.  It is not often that we are able to offer such a desirable 20 gauge shotgun for sale, and according to the Blue Book a new Westley Richards would sell for 42,000 British Pounds plus extra for the engraving, for a total of $75,000+.  If you want to own one of the finest iconic English shotguns, this is your chance.
 Winchester Model 61 Hammerless Pump, Cal. .22LR               SOLD:  $1,395
The Winchester Model 61 was made from 1932 to 1963, with approximately 350,000 manufactured.  The little rifles were fitted with a 24 inch round or octagon barrel (rifled or smooth bore), tube magazine, open sights, plain grip stock, and were chambered in .22 S, L, LR, WRF or Magnum.  Here is a mint condition, 1956 vintage, Winchester Model 61 chambered in .22 LR (barrel is marked .22 S. L. OR L.R.).  The gun is in as new condition, appearing to be unfired.  Would make a fantastic addition to a Winchester or pump .22 collection.
 Webley R.I.C. No. 2, Cal. .450 Centerfire           SOLD:  $850
Unique Webley R.I.C. (Royal Irish Constabulary) No. 2 /Model N.S.W. (New South Wales) Police 6-shot revolver equipped with a 2 1/2 inch barrel and chambered in .450 centerfire.  The gun retains about 40 to 50% of its original bright blue finish, with un-molested screw heads, and sharp stampings of its make, model, caliber, and final inspection stamps.  It has a bright bore, with sharp rifling, and the action is tight and functions like a new one. The checkered grips are in very good condition, with no cracks or chips, and a few minor dents and handling marks.  This gun appears to have been fired very little.  A nice handling and "tough looking" Webley. 
 Colt SAA, "American Eagle" Special Edition, 1 of 100, Cal. 45 LC               SOLD:  $2,750
Brand new Colt Single Action Army, Special Edition, "American Eagle" 1 of 100.  It is built on the black powder frame, equipped with a 7 1/2 inch barrel, blue/color case-hardened finish, black plastic Rampant Colt/Eagle grips, and specailly embellished with eagle head and wings on the barrel and assorted gold trim accents and screws.   The gun has never had the cylinder turned and is absolutely mint.  It comes with its original numbered to the gun sleeve, Colt blue box, and all paper-work.  A beautiful Colt SAA.
 Identified Moore Revolver            SOLD:  $2,500
A very nice example of the Moore Single Action .32RF "seven shooter"  revolver, with a "B. Kittridge, Cin.O" marked holster.  The handle is inscribed, "J.M. Parrett" and the gun is factory engraved.  Joseph Parrett saw active duty with the 2nd Ohio Heavy Artillery, and was active from July 1863 to August 1865 in Company A.  The 2nd Ohio was organized at Camp Dennison near Cincinnati and Covington, Kentucky, under the command of Col. Horatio G. Gibson.  Company A moved to Covington in August 1863, then to Fort Jones at Muldraugh's Hill, Kentucky in October, and finally to Fort DeWolf near Shepherdsville, Kentuck in January of 1864.  The regiment to which Company A was attached lost 176 men during its service.  J.M. Parrett survived the war and died in 1927, a victom of gangrene.  Note: A factory letter is available from Colt.
 Ketland of London Blunderbuss, Circa 1810           SOLD:  $7,250
This has got to be the nicest, 1810 vintage,  Ketland Blunderbuss in existance.  It is in fantastic condition, retaining most all of its original finishes, original spring loaded fold over bayonet, working safety, and a perfectly functioning action.  What a conversation piece, would have been a formidable weapon in its day.
 Winchester Model 07, Cal. .351 Win.             SOLD:  $1,250
The Winchester Model 1907 was made from 1907 to 1957, with approximately 58,490 manufactured.  The rifles were fitted with 22 inch round barrels, open sights, plain pistol grip stock, 5 or 10 shot magazine, and were chambered in .351 Winchester only.  This Model 07 is in excellent condition, retaining about 99% of its original blue finish, with only some scratches on the frame.  The stock and forearm retain most all of their original finishes, with only some minor handling marks/scratches.  The bore is as new, the action is tight and functions perfectly.  A very nice example of its type. 
 1865 Spencer Carbine, Cal. 56/50                SOLD:  $3,650
An excellent example of the Indian War period Cavalry Carbine, this gun is chambered for the 56/50 Spencer cartridge and has a 20 inch barrel.. It does not have the staple cutoff and was manufactured by the Burnside Rifle Company, one of 30,000 purchased by the US government.  The gun remains in pristine condition, with approximately 70% original blue on the barrel, an excellent bright bore, and clear and crisp inspector's cartouches.  It is mechanically perfect, and a very nice antique gun that is difficult to find in this condition.
 Colt 1877, Factory Engraved, Cal. 38 Colt               SOLD:  $8,500
A very rare factory engraved Model 1877 revolver, that was finished with a gold washed cylinder and incised pearl grips.  Shipped as a one gun special order in 1890, it is very likely the work of Cuno Helfricht himself.  While it does show use, it retains most of its original finish, and is 100% original in every respect.
 H&R Self Loading .32, Cal. .32 ACP              SOLD:  $495
The Harrington ? Richardson Self Loading .32 ACP was made from 1914 to 1924, with approximately 34,500 manufactured.  The pistols were fitted with a 3 1/2 inch barrel, were blue finished, provided a 8-round magazine (either blue, nickel, or white finish), and were chambered in .32 ACP.  This second variation Self Loading .32 is in excellent condition, retaining 97% of its original blue finish, with only some very minor spotting and thinning on its sharp edges.  The brown hard rubber grips are in excellent condition, with no cracks or chips.  The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the action is tight and functions perfectly.  A very nice example of its type.
 Fabrique Nationale (FN) Hi-Power, Post-Occupation, Cal. 9mm               SOLD:  $ 1,850
The Fabrique Nationale Hi-Power, Post-Occupation, was made from the end of WWII to about 1954, after which the pistols were imported thru Browning Arms Company.  This particluar Hi-Power is a fixed sight model and is chambered in 9mm.  It is in excellent condition, retainig most all of its original blue finish, with only some minor thinning around some of its sharp edges.  The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the action is tight and functions as new.  The checkered wood grips are also in excellent condition, with only some minor handling marks.  An excellent example of its type.
 Colt Model 1905 Marine Corps            SOLD:  $5,750
A variiation of the Model 1892 to 1903 New Army/New Navy Colt service revolver, this gun was made between 1905 and 1909 in the serial range 10001 to 10926, with 926 manufactured.  It had a rounded butt with checkered  walnut grips and a six inch barrel.  Only 812 of these were marked "USMC" on the butt, as this one is, and this serial number is "567".  It is completely original and in excellent condition, with a very good bore, good grips showing only minor wear, and most of its original, bright blue finish.  Because they saw heavy use, very few of these are found in this pristine condition.

 

 WWII Presentation FN-1910, Cal. .380 ACP            SOLD:  $4,950
One of the real rarities of WWII-a factory presentation handgun, given to the commanding officer who was placed in charge of the FN factory in Herstal Belgium at the close of the war.  Lt. Col. E.H. Hoffman was a American Ordnance officer during WWII, as well as a machinist, and served in the German Theatre when Germany occupied Belgium, at the rank of Captain.  At the end of the war he was put in charge of the FN Factory to assist them in retooling.  At the end of this detail, he was presented with this pistol, a 9mm Kurz or .380 ACP, Model 1910, Browning patent, factory engraved in scroll leaf pattern, with his name, "CAPT. E.H. HOFFMAN" inscribed over the chamber on the slide.  The grips are finely checkered, burl walnut.  The gun is in excellent, original  condition, with 85-90% of the military blue finish remaining.  It comes with a notorized affadavitt from the Virginia collector who purchased Col. Hoffman's entire firearms collection in 1972.
 Ruger Single Six, Flat-Top, 3-Screw  Cal. .22 LR            SOLD:  $475
Late 50's early 60's Ruger Single Six.  It is equipped with a flat-top/3-screw frame, 5 1/2 inch barrel, walnut grips with black eagle Ruger medalions, is blue finished, and chambered in .22 Long Rifle.  It retains all of its original finish, with only some very minor thinning on some of its sharp edges.  The bore is bright with sharp rifling and the action functions perfectly.  The wood grips are in near excellent condition, with only some minor handling marks.  Sorry, no box or paper-work.  Nice little Ruger six gun.
 

 

 S&W Beakert Model, Cal. 22LR             SOLD

 Remington-Rider Pocket Revolver, Cal. .32 RF                SOLD:  $1,250
The Remington-Rider Double Action Pocket Revolver was made from 1860 to 1873 in percussion, with altered specimens made for the 32RF metallic cartridge after 1873.  Approximately 2,000 total manufactured for both types.  This is a factory conversion to metallic cartridge model which has the newly made cylinder with removable cover at rear in place of the percussion cylinder.  It is equipped with a 3 inch octagon barrel, a german silver oval trigger guard (most of the silver has worn off), checkered hard rubber grips (in excellent condition), blue finished frame and barrel, and chambered in .32 Rim Fire.  The gun retains about 30% of its original finish on the cylinder and barrel, with the frame turning a pleasing patina.  The hammer retains most all of its original color case-hardening.  The bore is very good, with sharp rifling and minimal corrosion, and the action functions well.  These little Remingtons were one of the first double action revolvers made in quantity in the United States, and in its factory conversion to metallic cartridge form, probably the first American double action cartridge revolver.
 Ben Lane Engraved Colt 1st Generation Single Action Army, Cal. 45 LC            SOLD:  $14,000

 Winchester Handgun/Pistol, Cal. .22RF                 SOLD:  $3,500
Did you know Winchester had at one time manufactured a pistol, we didn't, this is the first one we have ever seen.  Per the Flayderman's Guide, pages 322 and 323:  A Single Shot Winchester Pistol.  Occasionally finds its way to collectors.  For many years considered as Winchester "curiosa" and merely a "lunch box special" ie. made by factory employees on their own initiative and time, there is evidence that Winchester seriously considered making the gun.  1919 dated, very detailed factory drawings and a letter of that same year to a Winchester dealer alluded to their production.  All utilize the bolt action and shortened barrel of the Model 1902 boy's single shot rifle, blued finish.  Large, flat, saw handle frame usual; iron type mentioned and walnut grips. Caliber .22RF. 
The pistol is in fine condition, retaining about 50-60% of its original blue finish on the barrel and receiver, the saw handle grip frame retains all of its original nickel (?) plating, and the grips retian most all of their original finish, with assorted handling marks.  The bore has visable rifling, but is rough.  The action functions perfectly.  It appears to still wear its original sights, which are in great condition.  An unusual and very rare handgun.
 Arisaka Type 99 Paratrooper, Type 2, Cal. 7.7 Japanese               SOLD:  $2,750
Just received this Arisaka Type 99 Paratrooper Type 2 rifle, chambered in 7.7 Japanese.  The chrysanthemum has been ground off, but the rifle is in excellent condtion, with all numbers matching.  The bore is bright, action functions perfectly, and the take-down works like new with tight lock-up.   How often do you come across one of these, especially in this condition?
 Smith ? Wesson .32 Hand Ejector 1st Model of 1896, Cal. .32 S?W Long            SOLD:  $475
The S?W .32 Hand Ejector, 1st Model of 1896, was made from 1896 to 1903, with approximately 19,712 manufactured.  They were a 6-shot revolver, available with a 3 1/4, 4 1/4, or 6 inch barrel, were blue or nickel finished, black rubber grips, round butt, cylinder stop is mounted in the frame top-strap, and the patent markings were on the cylinder.  This gun is as described, is nickel plated and has a 3 1/4 inch barrel.  It retains about 85% of its original nickel finish, is in good working order, the bore is shootable, has some minor corrosion, and the grips are in very good condition.  Neat little S?W revolver, and unique with the stampings on the cylinder, rather than on the barrel or frame.
Winchester 1886 Rifle, Cal. 45-90            SOLD:  $ 4,250
Winchester 1886 equipped with a 26 inch full octagon barrel, full tube magazine, color case-hardened receiver, hammer, lever, and crescent butt-plate, standard Winchester front and rear sights, and is chambered in 45-90 Winchester.  The rifle is un-molested retaining most all of its blue finish, with thinning on the high areas and sharp edges.  The receiver retains about 20% of its original color case-hardening and the hammer, lever, and butt-plate just traces only, if any at all.  The bore is bright, with some minor corrosion, and the action is tight and functions perfectly.  A nice example of its type.
 Model 1917 Trench Knife, American Cutlery Co.          SOLD: $450
Just received this A.C. CO. (American Cutlery Company) Model 1917 Trench Knife. See pictures of  the U.S. Military Knives book by M. H. Cole describing these knives made during WWI.   The knife and its original sheath are in excellent condition, retaining most all of their original finishes.  An extremely nice example of its type.
 Smith ? Wesson .32 Safety First Model, New Departure, Cal. .32 S?W            SOLD:  $995
This is the nicest Smith ? Wesson .32 Safety First Model (Lemon Squeezer) I have ever seen.  This model was officially called the New Departure during its time of manufactue.  The little 5 shot revolvers were made from 1888 to 1902, with approximately 91,417 manufactured.  They were equipped with a 2, 3 (most common), 3 ?, 3 ?, or 6 inch barrel, finished in blue or nickel, fitted with black rubber grips, double action only, and were chambered in .32 S?W.  This mid 1890’s vintage gun is finished in nickel, is fitted with a 3 inch barrel, and has beautiful factory S?W gold colored medallion pearl grips.  The gun is in like new condition, appearing to have been fired very little, if at all, since leaving the factory.  The bore is perfect and the action is tight and functions like a new one.  The pearl grips fit extremely well and are in like new condition.  A beautiful example of its type.
 "Kentucky" Flint Pistol                 SOLD:  $5,500
Recently acquired from a central Kentucky family, this original flint pistol was probably made in Pennsylvania around 1810.  It has a full octagon, 10 inch barrel, and has a .50 caliber smooth bore.  The barrel is marked with the maker's name, "H. GROCE", and there is a small dagger trademark stamped on the lock.  At one time, this gun was in the Herman Dean collection, and is marked with a numbered brass plate on the left side.  The curly maple stock shows two repaired cracks, and the metal has been cleaned and lacquered, many years ago.  It has beautiful architecture, plain brass furniture, and shows little use.  It is a very nice, original Kentucky style pistol that was never converted.
 Beretta Model 1934, Cal. 380ACP            SOLD:  $510
The Beretta Model 1934 was made from 1934 to 1980 with over one million manufactured.  The pistols were equipped with 3 3/8 inch barrels, fixed sights, plastic grips, were blue finished, and were chambered in either 7.65mm or .380 ACP (9mm Corto).  This 1966 dated Model 1934 is chambered in .380 ACP and is in excellent condition, retaining 98%+ of its original blue finish, with only some thinning on its sharp edges.  The bore is bright and the action functions perfectly.  The black checkered grips are in excellent condition, with no chips or cracks, and the screw heads are molested. 
 Winchester 1895, Cal. .30 U.S. MOD. 1903                 SOLD:  $2,750
The Winchester Model 1895 Rifle was made from 1895 to 1931, with approximatley 425,881 manufactured.  The guns were equipped with barrels in length for 24 to 28 inches, either round or octagon, were blue finished, box magazine, straight grip stock, and were chambered in .30-03, .30-06, .30-40 Krag, .303 British, .35 Win., .38-72 , .40-72, .405 Win. or 7.62mm Russian. This 1895 is chambered in the rare .30-03 cartridge and equipped with a 24 inch round barrel.  It is all original and would rate about 70% overall.  The bore is bright with sharp rifling, and the action functions perfectly.  Most all of the screw heads are un-molested and it is fitted with its original sights.  A very nice and clean 1895 Winchester.
 Colt 1911 Military "U.S. NAVY", 1st Year Production, Cal. 45ACP              SOLD:  $7,850
Three digit serial number Colt 1911 Military, stamped U.S. NAVY on the right side of the slide and "UNITED STATES PROPERTY" on the left side of the frame.  The pistol is all original and retains about 60-70% of its original blue finish.  The bore has sharp rifling, though there is some corrosion in the grooves, and the action is tight and functions perfectly.  The grips are in very good condition, with no cracks or chips.  The magazine has the correct type of finish and it has the proper lanyard.  All stampings on the frame and slide are sharp.  A fantastic example of its type, and quite hard to find, especially in this condition.  How often do you see a three digit serial number 1911.
 Browning Hi-Power Tangent Rear Sight, Cal. 9mm                SOLD:  $1,795
Very nice late 60's, early 70's Browning Hi-Power.  This is one of about 7,000 made between 1964 to 1978 with the Tangent Rear Sight.  This pistol also has the round hammer and checkered wood grips.  It is in excellent/like new condition and comes with its original Browning Pistol Rug.  Good looking Hi-Power.
 J. Purdy ? Son  Side by Side Shotgun, Best Grade Ejector, 20 Gauge                  SOLD:  $38,500
Purdey Best Grade Sidelock Ejector 20 Gauge.

As most shotgun experts know, Purdey makes some of the finest shotguns in the world, and this 20 gauge is proof positive.  It was manufactured in 1935 during the period between the two World Wars, which is generally agreed to be the pinnacle of Purdey's production.  The barrels were originally chambered for 2 3/4 shells and are 26 inches long and are choked .005 (improved cylinder) and .010 (modified), which are the perfect chokes for most upland game.  The straight grip English stock has a 14 1/2 inch length of pull to the checkered butt.  The wood is Turkish Walnut with nearly all of the original finish and very nice fiddle back grain running up to the grip.  It weighs just under 5 lbs. 12 oz. and balances perfectly between the hands. 
The condition is excellent with only bottom edge wear to the case colored frame and some minor blue wear to the trigger guard tang and barrel muzzles.  The bores are perfect and all the mechanics work.  The wood retains nearly all of the oil finish and has only minor small dents which are appropriate to the overall condition.  It is cased in an excellent Purdey and Abercrombie marked leather motor case. 
The provenance is quite interesting.  It was originally owned by John Hay Whitney.  His accomplishments include: Ambassador to Great Britain (1957-1961), largest individual stock holder in Dun and Bradstreet, Chairman of the board of the Thoroughbred Racing Association, owner of the Herald Tribune, decorated WWII hero, producer of the first Technicolor movie film, and many more that can be viewed by Googling his name.  His initials appear on the top of the motor case. 
This is a chance to own one of the best of the best shotguns available. It is a stunning example of British Shotguns.

 

 Colt Frontier Six Shooter, Cal. 44/40          SOLD:  $7,250
A very interesting first generation Single Action and one of only 500 made in the year (1938).  Chambered in the original Winchester caliber, 44/40, it also has a factory fitted extra cylinder in .44 Special caliber.  The gun is in unused condition with approximately 98% original blue and color case-hardening, a like new bore, and perfect grips.  The extra cylinder is likewise and even has it's own fitted cylinder bushing.  All parts are pre-war and absolutely 100% original to this gun.  The gun has been stored for many years and filled with cosmoline.  We have not dismantled it, but only wiped the surface lightly to see the excellent finish underneath.  Truely, this is a pristine and very desirable pre-war Colt Frontier Six Shooter.
 Colt 1911A1, World War II, Cal. .45 ACP             SOLD:  $ 2,950
Just received this Colt 1911A1, manufactured in 1944, at the height of World War II.  This all parts matching pistol is in mint 95%+ condition, appearing unissued.  If your looking for one of these WWII pistols, it would be hard to find one nicer.
 Colt Marshal Model, Cal. .38 Special, 2 Inch Barrel             SOLD:  $2,350
The Colt Marshal Model was made from 1954 to 1956, with a total of about 2,500 manufactured.  Of those, 325 were equipped with a 2 ijnch barrel.  This 2 inch barrel Marshal is in great condition, retaining about 95 to 98% of its original blue finish, with thinning on the sharp edges of the frame, barrel, and cylinder.  The action is tight, with perfect lockup, and a bright bore, with sharp rifling.  The gun has been fired, but from its appearance, very little.  A colt factory letter, stating the barrel length and shipping date and address, is included.  A rare and desirable piece.
 German Luftwaffe Mauser "42" Code K98, Cal. 8mm            SOLD:  $3,995
German World War II vintage Luftwaffe Mauser K98, chambered in 8mm.  The gun is dated 1940, code stamped "42", is all numbers matching, correct cartouches on the stock, and is fitted with a period correct leather sling.  The rifle is in excellent condition, retaining most all of its original finish, though overall thinning somewhat from handling.  The laminated stock is in very fine condition, with minimal handling marks and dings.  The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the action functions smoothly/perfectly.  All inspection/code/year stampings on the metal and stock are sharp and ledgable.  A very very nice example of its type.
 Colt Pre-Woodsman, Rare Hooded Chamber, Cal. .22 LR          SOLD:  $1,450
The Colt Pre-Woodsman was made from 1915 to 1927, with a total production of 54,000.  The pistols were equipped with a 6 5/8  inch barrel, checkered wood grips, bottom mag release, adjustable front and rear sight's, 10-shot magazine, came with a blue finish only, and was chambered in .22 LR. (standard velocity only).  The early guns, serial numbers 1-31,000, were equipped with pencil barrels, medium weight barrels after.  The first 1800 guns were made with the rare hooded chamber.  This 1916 vintage pistol, serial number 1167, has the correct pencil barrel and hooded chamber.  It retains about 85-90% of its original finish with crisp stampings and un-molested screw-heads.  The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the action functions as new.  The grips are in very fine condition, with sharp checkering and no chips or cracks.  This is a rare first model gun, for the serious Woodsman collector, a must for a complete early Woodsman collection.
 Winchester Model 03, Cal. .22 Winchester Automatic             SOLD:  $900
The Winchester Model 1903 was made from 1903 to 1932, with approximately 126,000 manufactured.  The rifles were equipped with a 20 inch barrel, 10-shot tube magazine, open sights, straight grip stock cut out for magazine filling, and were chambered in the unique .22 Winchester Automatic cartridge.  This rifle is as described and is in excellent condition, retaining most all of its original finishes, both on the metal and wood.  The bore is excellent and the action functions smoothly.  The open sights are original and in excellent condition.  A very nice example of its type, appearing to have been fired very little.
 BYF 41 Luger, WWII, Cal. 9mm              SOLD:  $1,995
WWII vintage all numbers matching BYF 41 Luger, chambered in 9mm.  The pistol is in excellent condition, retaining about 90% of its original blue finish, with thinning on the backstrap and high wear areas.  The gun comes with a correct "fxo" stamped magazine, functions perfectly, and with the exception of a chipped base, is in excellent condition.  The bore has sharp rifling, but there are a couple of areas with some very minor corrosion.  The action functions perfectly.  The grips have no cracks or chips.  A good example of its type.
 Remington Number 6 Falling Block Rifle, Cal. 22LR           SOLD:  $650
The Remington Number 6 rifle was made from 1901 to 1933, with approximately 497,000 manufactured.  They have a takedown action, color case-hardened receiver (early) or blue finish, and are equipped with a 20 inch barrel.  This all numbers matching rifle is the early color case-hardened version and is in fantastic condition, especially considering these were originally sold as boys rifles.  The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the action functions perfectly.  A wonderful example of its type with beautiful color case-hardening..
 Colt New Service, Cal. 44/40 WCF               SOLD:  $1,165
Good looking Colt New Service, chambered in 44/40 WCF.  It is equipped with a 7 1/2 inch barrel, checkered hard rubber grips, and is blue finished.  The gun retains most of its original finish, with the exception of thinning on the barrel due to holstering, and some minor thinning of its sharp edges on the cylinder and frame, due to handling.  It has a perfect, bright bore, and the action is tight and functions as new.  As can be seen on the pictures, the left grip panel has a chip at the bottom of it, the right grips panel is excellent.  A very nice example of its type, unique in the 44/40 chambering.
 Nagoya Army Arsenal Type 99 Japanese Rifle, Cal. 7.7 Japanese              SOLD:  $450
This particular rifle is a battlefield pick-up that was brought home by a WWII vet.  Most Japanese rifles were surrendered after the war, after the Chrysanthemum Crest had been ground off or defaced. It was a great "loss of face" to allow a rifle to be captured with the crest intact, so the rifles with the chamber crest were generally taken from the battlefield.  This rifle is in excellent original condition with all matching numbers, airplane sight and cleaning rod.  The metal parts retain most of their original blueing, the chrome lined bore is excellent, and the wood retains its original finish with numerous dents and scratches that would be expected from a rifle that saw use/service in the Pacific theatre.
 Colt New Service Revolver, Cal. .44 Russian ? .44 S?W Spec.          SOLD:  $4,250
An extremely nice 1922 vintage Colt New Service, equipped with a 7 1/2 inch barrel, finished in full nickel, chambered in Russian and S?W Special .44, lanyard lood, and fitted with beautiful pearl grips.  The revolver is in excellent condition, retaining about 98% of its original nickel finish, with minor flaking on the sharp edges of the cylinder and the muzzle of the barrel.  The bore is bright , with sharp rifling, and the action is tight.  The well fitted pearl grips are unique, with a wonderfully carved eagle head on the the left grip, and with  little chipping and no cracks.  The gun comes with a Colt factory letter, stating it was shipped May 22, 1922 to Gus Habich in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Would make a fantastic addition to any Colt or big bore double action collection.
 Browning Hi-Power "Gold Classic", Cal. 9mm                  SOLD:  $4,995
From 1984 to 1986 Browning Manufactured the "Classic Hi-Power Series" of handguns.  There were less than 2,500 manufactured in the "Classic" model and under 350 manufactured  in "Gold Classic" model.  Both models/editions featured multiple engraved scenes, a special silver grey finish, equipped with gold triggers, presentation grips, and were presentation cased.  The "Gold Classic" had 5 gold enlays and select walnut grips, which were both checkered and carved.  This pistol, #61, is as described, and is new/unfired.  The wood presentation case is also as new.  The gun comes with its original, numbered to the gun box, paper-work, and shipping sleeve and box.  A beautiful cased Hi-Power.
 Rare Walther PPK Dural "Eagle F" Police, Cal. .32 ACP          SOLD:  $2,995
Just received this Walther PPK, Dural Frame, "Eagle F" stamped .32 ACP pistol.  This is a very rare and desirable variation of the Walther PPK.  It was purchased by the Nazi Police and is marked with the "Eagle F" acceptance stamp.  It also was built on a Dural or lightweight frame.  Examples that have the combination of both of these characteristics are very seldom seen.  This Walther is in excellent original condition, with the finish only showing slight edge wear.  The grips are nearly perfect, without any cracks or warping.  The bore is excellent and the magazine is original.  A beautiful and rare WWII pistol.
 Remington .36 New Model Police Revolver             SOLD:  $1,250
First manufactured in 1865 to compete with the Colt 1862 Police and Pocket Navy revolvers, these well designed handguns were an instant success and very popular.  They were basically scaled down versions of the larger Remington Navy and Belt Models, with five shot, .36 caliber chambers, and were offered in barrel lengths from 3 1/2 to 6 1/2 inches, in blue and nickel finishes.  This example with a 4 1/2 inch barrel is in excellent original condition and retains 60-70% of its original blue finish.  The bore is good and the mechanics are fine.  A very handsome little revolver.
 Mauser 1896 Broomhandle "Red 9", Cal. 9mm                SOLD:  $2,950
Promped by the increasing demands of World War I, the German Government in 1916 contracted with Mauser Werke for 150,000 pistols in 9mm Parabellum caliber.  The grips of these guns were to be marked with a large red "9" to differentiate them from those in 7.63mm, already in service.  This gun, serial number 98532, is in excellent condition.  It retains 90% original finish, has a good bore, and the grips show little wear.  A great example of its type.
 Mortimer Cased Pair          SOLD:  $10,000
This beautiful pair of English percussion pistols date from about 1840-1850 and are extremely well preserved.  They are smooth bore of approximately .65 caliber.  The 8 inch octagon barrels appear unfired and still show 95% of their fine damascus finish.  Their original wooden case is excellent and shows no warping.  All accessories, including mold, leather covered flask, ram rod, nipple wrench and cap tin are original and appear unused.  Both barrels are marked "T.E. MORTIMER, MAKER TO HIS MAJESTY, LONDON".  Overall, these are pristine examples of  some of the finest handguns made in the mid 19th century.
 
 

 

  1923 DWM Commercial Luger, Cal. 7.65mm Para.(.30 Luger)             SOLD:  $1,150
The 1923 Commercial DWM Lugers were made from approximately 1923 to 1930, with about 14,000 manufactured, and were sold mostly for Export.  The pistols were equipped with a 3 5/8 inch barrel and were chambered in .30 Luger.  This all numbers matching (Serial 85XXX) .30 Luger 1923 Commercial is in excellent condition, retaining most all of its original blue finish, with the exception of some wear at the muzzle and bottom of the grip and some thinning on some of the sharp edges, the straw parts retain most all of their original finishes, the grips are also in excellent condition, with no cracks or chips, has a perfect bore with sharp rifling and a tight and as new functioning action.  The magazine has the correct non-numbered wood base and is also in excellent condition.  It is stamped "GERMANY" under the serial number on the front of the frame.  A very nice example of its type.
 1st Year Production Colt "ACE", Cal. .22 LR           SOLD:  $5,500
The Colt "ACE" was made from 1931 to 1941 and 1947, with almost 11,000 manufactured.  The pistols are similar to the Government 1911 but were chambered in .22 LR.  They were equipped with a 4 3/4 inch barrel, full checkered walnut grips, and an adjustable rear sight.  This first year production "ACE", retains about 95-97% of its original high polish blue finish and the grips are in excellent condition, with only a few minor handling marks and no chips or cracks.  The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the action functions smoothly/perfectly.  A good looking "ACE".
 Remington Model 51, Cal. .32 ACP               SOLD:  $895
The Remington Model 51 semi automatic pistol was made from 1918 to 1926, with approximately 65,000 manufactured.  The pistols were equipped with a 3 1/2 inch barrel, grip safety, fixed sights, hard rubber two piece checkered grips, were blue finished only, and were chambered in either .32 ACP or .380 ACP.  This Model 51 is chambered in .32 ACP and is in excellent condition, retaining near 98% of its original blue finish with excellent grips, which have only minimal handling marks.  The bore is bright and action functions perfectly.  The pistol comes with its original box, owners manual, cleaning rod/brush, and an extra magazine.  A very nice example of its type.
 Colt 1851 Navy, .36 Cal.               SOLD:  $2,450
A Civil War gun manufactured in 1862 with its original holster.  Numbered in the 129xxx serial range, this is a standard Model 1851 that appears to have been well cared for and shows an even grey-brown patina.  It was purchased from a local family, along with the brown, Confederate syle holster, and there is a scroll engraved name on the bottom of the grip strap, "D.B. Rohrer".  This is the family name from which it was purchased, and their ancester carried it in the Civil War, according to family lore.  All parts are matched, except for the loading lever, which is probably a period replacement , based on the similar wear and patina.  The action is crisp and the gun is very tight.  It is very good, original condition, and the pig-skin holster is excellent.
 FN / Browning 10/71 Renaissance Model, Cal. 380 ACP             SOLD:  $2,150
The Browning Model 10/71 was sold in the U.S. by BAC from 1970 to 1974 as the "Standard .380 Automatic Pistol".  These modified versions of the Model 1922 pistol were equipped with a 4 1/2 inch barrel, grip safety, target sights, and target grips.  This is the Renaissance Model 10/71, which is extensively engraved on a grey silver slide and frame, fitted with a gold plated trigger, and checkered wood grips.  This 1971 vintage gun is in like new condition, it has been fired, but very little from its appearance.  Its Browning black pistol rug and instructions manual is included with the gun.  A very nice looking Browning pistol, and a great addition to a Browning handgun collection.
 Colt Pre-Woodsman, Cal. .22 LR            SOLD:  $1,350
The Colt Pre-Woodsman pistols were manufactured from 1915 to 1927, with approximately 54,000 made.  This 1925 vintage Pre-Woodsman is in excellent condition retaining 98% of its original finish, with most blue wear at the muzzle.  The bore is as new and the action functions perfectly.  The original checkered walnut grips are also in excellent condition, with no chips or cracks, and an un-molested screw.  The adjustable sight screws are also un-molested.  It's factory test target and owners manual are also included.  An excellent example of its type.
 J.P. Sauer Model 38h Nazi Police, Cal. 32ACP             SOLD:  $995
This Model 38h, serial number 314362, exhibits 95% of the early high polish blue finish and has the "eagle C" police acceptance stamp.  According to Still's book "AXIS Pistols" it is a scarce subvariation because it has a checkered magazine release button.  Besides being in great original condition, it als has a matching numbered magazine that is only found on police variations and an original black police hoster marked SS, OTTO SINDEL, BERLIN, 1941.  An un-numbered second magazine completes the rig.
 Colt 1911 Russian, Cal. 45 ACP 
One of 51,000 exported to the Russian Government in 1916-1917, but only a few are known to exist today.  This gun, serial # C61,975, falls within the range of C23,000 to C89,000 that were shipped.  The mystery of their scarcity is still largely unanswered, but we do know that 3,000 were dropped in Finland and that a large quantity were sold to China after WWII.  Many were undoubtably carried off during the Russian revolution and many others were simply lost to attrition.  Regardless, they are seldom found today in good, original condition.  This gun retains approximately 75 to 80% original finish and has a used, but good bore.  Colt factory letter verifying shipment to Russia will be included.
 Colt Military "US Navy" 1911A1, Cal. .45ACP          SOLD:  $10,000
An extremely nice example of its type.  This Military, stamped "UNITED STATES PROPERTY 1911A1 US ARMY", Colt 1911A1 is the rare 1939 Navy Model, which was shipped to the Naval Supply Depot on December 2, 1939.  The pistol retains all of its original blue finish, with only some very minor thinning on the sharp edges and the front strap.  The bore is bright with sharp rifling and the action is tight and functions perfectly.   Included with the gun is a factory Colt letter attesting to its authenticity.  A fantastic example of its type.
 Smith & Wesson .38 Safety Hammerless Fifth Model, Cal. .38 S&W            SOLD:  $495
The S&W .38 Safety Hammerless Fifth Model was made from 1907 to 1940, in the serial number range from approximately 220,000 to 261,493.  The small double action revolvers could be equipped with a 2, 3 1/4, 4, 5, or 6 inch barrel, a blue or nickel finish, "S?W" monogram checkered hard rubber grips or checkered walnut grips, and were chambered in .38 S?W.  This gun features a 3 1/4 inch barrel, checkered walnut grips, and is blue finished.  It retains most all of its original blue finish, with only minor some thinning on the sharp edges.  The bore is bright with sharp rifling and the action functions perfectly.  The walnut grips are in excellent condition, with no cracks or chips.   A clean little S?W Hammerless.
 High Standard 50th Anniversary "Crusader", Cal. .45 LC               SOLD:  $850
In 1977 High Standard celebrated their 50th Anniversary with the limited production of their "Crusader" model of revolver.  The double action revolvers were equipped with either a 6 1/2 or 8 3/8 inch barrel, finished in blue with a gold crusader on the side plate, 501 manufactured in .44 Magnum and 501 in .45 Long Colt, some engraved, were cased, and had an anniversary rollmark to commemorate High Standards 50th Anniversary.  This "Crusader" is equipped with the 6 1/2 inch barrel, is chambered in .45 Long Colt, and is not engraved.  The gun is unfired and in mint condition, with only a very minor turn line on the cylinder.  Included is its original presentation case.
 Browning Hi-Power Centennial 1878-1978 Model, Cal. 9mm              SOLD:  $1,850
In 1978 the Browning Hi-Power Centennial was introduced.  It was similar to the standard fixed sight Hi-Power, but was chrome plated and had the inscription "Browning Centennial/1878-1978" engraved on the right side of the slide, they were equipped with checkered walnut grips with "B" in the circle medallions, fitted with a gold trigger, was presentation cased, and were chambered in 9mm.  Only 3,500 were manufactured, making these somewhat hard to find.  The gun is brand new/unfired and the presentation case is in excellent condition, with only a very few minor handling marks.
 Colt Military "US Navy" 1911A1, Cal. .45ACP           SOLD:  $9,450
An extremely nice example of its type.  This Military, stamped "UNITED STATES PROPERTY 1911A1 US ARMY", Colt 1911A1 is the rare 1939 Navy Model, which was shipped to the Naval Supply Depot on December 2, 1939.  The pistol retains near all of its original blue finish, with only some minor thinning on the front strap and top of slide.  The bore is bright with sharp rifling, but is a little frosty.  The action is tight and functions perfectly.  The magazine is the correct type and is very clean.  Included with the gun is a factory Colt letter attesting to its authenticity.
 

 

 C. Sharps # 1 4-Barrel Derringer, Cal. .22              SOLD:  $495
Nice C. Sharps # 1 4-barrel derringer.  The finishes have mostly been worn off, but the little gun functions perfectly, with a tight lock-up and a smooth operating rotating firing pin.  The grips are in very fine condition, with only some minor chipping on the left grip.  All screw heads are un-molested.  Rifling can be seen in the bores, but there is some corrosion/spotting.  These are neat little pistols, getting harder to find in this condition.
 Browning Hi-Power Louis XVI Model, Cal. 9mm                SOLD:  $1,750
A limited series, Belgian made, 9mm Browning Hi-Power with nearly 100% leaf scroll engraving.  This gun is very similar to the Renaissance Model and has a beautiful satin nickel finish and full checkered walnut grips with gold medallions.  It was discontinued in 1984, with only a few thousand manufactured.  This gun appears unfired and retains its original walnut, red satin lined presentation case.  A beautiful Hi-Power.
 

 

 Colt Detective Special Post-War, Cal. .38 Special                 SOLD:  $950
The Post-War Colt Detective Special was made from 1947 to 1972.  The 6-shot revolvers were equipped with a 2 or 3 inch barrel, were chambered in .32 NP, .38 NP, or .38 Spl., plastic grips from 1947-1954, wood grips 1955-1965, wraparound wood grips 1966-1972, and could be finished in blue or nickel.  This 1964 vintage gun is blue finished, is chambered for the .38 Spl.cartridge, and has checkered wood grips with "Rampant" Colt medallions.  The gun is as new, appearing to having been test fired only, and retains 99%+ of its original finish with only a very faint drag line on the cylinder and mark on the frame under the cylinder.  The original, numbered to the gun, box and paper-work are also included.  A fantastic addition to any Colt or Snubby" collection.
 Remingtom Model 81 "POLICE GUN", Cal. .35 Rem.             SOLD:  $2,750
The Model 81 Remington was made from 1936 to 1950 with a total of 56,091 manufactured.  The rifles were equipped with a 22 inch barrel, notched elevator rear sight, non-detachable box magazine, takedown action, and were chambered in .30 Rem., .32 Rem., .35 Rem., or .330 Savage.  The guns were an improvement of the Model 8 and were available in 5 grades and a Police Model.  This is the "Police Model" and is in excellent condition, retaining 99%+ of its original blue finish.  The stock and forearm are also in excellent condition, retaining all of their original finish, with minimal handling marks.  The left side of the frame has the factory "POLICE GUN-Property of" stamped on it, with the addition of "Frazier Le Bus" engraved after the stamp.  The bore is bright and the action is tight and functions perfectly.  These rifles are hard to find in this kind of condition, let alone a "POLICE MODEL" variation.
 
 

 

 Ben Lane Engraved Colt SAA, 1st Gen., Cal. 38/40         SOLD:  $7,850
Just received this 1897 vintage 1st generation Colt SAA, engraved by Ben Lane.  The gun features a 4 3/4 inch barrel, Helfricht style engraving  in about "C" coverage, smooth vory grips, antique/soft nickel finish, and is chambered in 38/40 WCF.  A great looking Colt Peacemaker.
 Colt .44 Richards Conversion              SOLD:  $6,500
An excellent example of a first model Richards Conversion of the 1860 Army.  It retains 40-50% original bright blue on the barrel and cylinder, 30% colors on the frame, 75-80% varnish on the grips, and a very crisp, clear naval engagement scene roll engraved on the cylinder.  The majority of these guns saw heavy use, as they were the first metallic cartridge Colt, preceeding the Single Action Army by two years.  Only about 8,500 of these first models were produced, followed by approximately 500 of the second model.  This depleted the last of the surplus barrels and frames left over from the 1860 Army production, which were in the 167,000 to 200,000 serial range,  The frame, barrel and cylinder number on this example is 197,135, while the trigger guard and back strap are numbered 177,135, illustrating the clean up of spare parts.  These guns continued to sell well even after the debut of the Single Action since they were sold at a modest price of $8.50, while the newer "Peacemaker" was $12.00.
 Colt New Service .455 Eley,  WWI Era        SOLD:  $950
Nice WWI era Colt New Service Revolver, originally shipped to England on March 30th, 1917 in a shipment of 500 guns.  The gun is equipped with a 5 1/2 inch barrel, lanyard ring on the butt, polished blue finished, and chambered in .455 Eley.  It retains approximately 85% of its original finish, the grips appear to be original to the gun, and though there are some minor handling marks, they have no cracks or chips.  The bore is bright, the action is very tight and it functions perfectly.  All British proof stamps are sharp. Included is Colt Factory Letter.  Would make a great shooter or WWI collectable.

 

 German WWII G41 Semi-Auto            SOLD:  $3,800
Nice G41 WWII German military semi-auto rifle.  Gun is all original except for the bolt assembly.
 Savage Model 1917, Cal. .32ACP                SOLD:  $595
The Savage Model 1917 was made from 1920 to 1928.  It was chambered in either .32 ACP or .380 ACP, equipped with fixed sights, hard rubber grips, spur cocking piece, trapezoidal grips, and blue finish only.  This very nice Model 1917 retains most all of its original blue finish, with only some minor thinning on the sharp edges.  The bore is bright with sharp rifling, and the action functions perfectly.  The black hard rubber grips are in near excellent condition, with only some minor handling marks.  Very nice example of its type.
 Smith ? Wesson .38 Double Action 4th Model, cal. .38 S?W          SOLD:  $950
The S?W .38 Double Action, 4th Model, was made from 1895 to 1909, with approximately 216,300 manufactured.  The guns were equipped with a 5-shot fluted cylinder, blue or nickel finish, black "S?W" monogram checkered hard rubber grips, 2, 3 1/4, 4, 5, or 6 inch barrel, and were chambered in .38 S?W.  This 4th Model is equipped with a 4 inch barrel and is nickel plated.  It retains all of its original nickel finish, with only some minor scuffs/handling marks.  The bore looks like a new one and the action is tight and functions perfectly.  Included is its original numbered to the gun box, with a "directions for use" sheet pasted to the lid, which is in great condition.  A very good looking early S?W, and hard to find in this condition.
 Winchester Model of 1917, Cal. 30-06             SOLD:  $1,750
This has to be one of the finest Winchester Model 1917's in existance.  It is all original and it has a very good appearance.  The barrel is dated 3-18 and the bore is as new.  The action functions perfectly and the bolt has the correct 'W' stamp.  All stamps and cartouches are crisp, even the sling is dated 1918.  Would make a great addition to a WWI or 1917 collection.
 Colt 1911 Transition, Cal. .45 ACP           SOLD:  $3,750
A very early (1924) .45 with 1911A1 configuration, but still marked "Model of 1911".  Serial numbered in the 700,XXX range, this gun was shipped very early in January or February of 1924, and is officially known as the "Improved Model 1911".  It has all of the early frame and slide markings, including the early type "WTG" monogram with single circle.  This gun is in excellent, original condition, showing almost no handling wear, but there are some areas on the right side of the slide and frame where blueinig is gone, probably from contact with a caustic liguid or holster contact for an extended period of time.  There is no pitting whatsoever.  The condition of the barrel is absolutely mint, inside and out, and there is no wear on the front strap.  Included with the gun is a WWI holster.  A great gun, suffering a little from poor storage.
 
 

 

 Springfield N.R.A. 1911, WWI Vintage, Cal. .45 ACP          SOLD:  $4,495
One of the most rare of Military Springfield 1911's, a WWI vintage N.R.A. stamped example, in very fine condition.  This pistol retains 70 to 75% of its original blue finish, and the grips are in presentable condition, with no chips or cracks.  The action functions perfectly.  The bore has some corrosion, though the rifling is sharp, making it perfectly shootable.  Pistol has nice inspection, Colt Manufacturing/Patent Dates, United States Property, N.R.A., and ordnance stampings and comes with an original Springfield magazine.  Included with the pistol is a wood presentation case with accessories. A great example of its type.

AMF ID: M13-990

 Smith ? Wesson Model No. 1 First Issue, 2nd Type Tip-Up, Cal. .22 Short           SOLD:  $2,850
The Smith ? Wesson Model No. 1 First Issue Tip-Up revolvers were made from 1857 to 1860, with approximately 11,500 manufactured.  The little guns were chambered in .22 short, were single action in function, featured a spur trigger, silver-plated brass framw, blue barrel and cylinder, square rosewood grips, circular sideplate, 7-shot non-fluted cylinder, and a 3 3/16 inch barrel.  One of only 900 manufactured of this variation, this very early Model No. 1 is serial # 452.  It holds the destinction of being the first handgun to use a self contained cartridge and the first product offered by the Smith ? Wesson Company.  As such, it holds a significant position in the history of American firearms.  Appearing on the market in 1857, this example is in very good original condition, with approximately 20-30% barrel blue remaining and with its original rosewood grips.  A very, very difficult model to find, this gun is far above average.

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 L.C. Smith SxS "Ideal" Grade, 20 Gauge               SOLD:  $2,295
L.C. Smith side by side "Ideal" grade shotgun, in 20 gauge.  It has 28 inch barrels, double triggers, pistol grip checkered stock, 14 1/2 inch  L.O.P, choked IC for both barrels, with ejectors.  The bores are very good and the action is tight and functions great. The buttstock is a well made replacement.  A nice, great handling light weight double shotgun.

NOTE:  Click picture to view additional images of this L.C. Smith.  For additional information and details about this gun, ask for Rees or Garry at 859-276-1419.  If you come into our store to view this shotgun in person, let your sales representative know you saw it on our web site.

AMF ID: CM12-823

 Webley Green Model 1889, Cal. 455/476 Enfield Webley             SOLD:  $2,500
Big bore Webley’s are getting harder to find these days and this is a very nice example of its type.  It is a Webley Green Model 1889, chambered in 455/476 Enfield ( Webley), is nickel finished (very rare), has black checkered hard rubber grips, and is equipped with a 6 inch barrel.  The bore is bright, but does have some spotting of corrosion.  The action is tight (with hammer cocked, the cylinder lock-up is tighter than most new revolvers made today) and functions perfectly (breaking it open is slick and the ejector works perfectly).  Overall it retains most all of its original nickel finish, though there is some flaking at the muzzle.  The grips fit perfectly, with sharp checkering and no cracks or chips.  It's a big revolver with a great appearance, I'd love to shoot this one.

NOTE:  Click picture to view additional images of this Webley 1889.  For additional information and details about this gun, ask for Charles or Garry at 859-276-1419.  If you come into our store to view this item in person, let your sale representative know you saw it on our web site. 

AMF ID: BP13-92

 Winchester Model 21, 20 Gauge            SOLD:  $6,950
Just received this early Winchester Model 21, chambered in 20 Gauge.  The gun is equipped with 28 inch barrels, 14 9/16 length of pull, beaver-tail forearm with kidney style checkering, checkered pistol grip stock, double triggers, and is a lifter gun.  Barrels are choked full and improved modified.  The gun has been completely professionally refinished and is a real looker, with nicely figured stock and forearm and tastefully done checkering.  A very nice 20 Gauge Win 21.

NOTE:  Click picture to view additional images of this Model 21. For additional information and details about this gun, ask for Charles or Garry at 859-276-1419.  If you come into our store to view this item in person, let your sale representative know you saw it on our web site.

AMF ID:  CM13-1326

 Colt Trooper .357 Magnum             SOLD:  $1,250
The Colt Trooper was manufactured from 1953 to 1969.  The handguns were equipped with a 4 or 6 inch barrel, checkered walnut grips, blue or nickel finished, quick draw ramp front sight, adjustable rear sight, and could be chambered in .22 LR, .38 Special, or .357 Magnum.  This 1967 vintage Trooper features a 6 inch barrel, blue finish, and is chambered in .357 Magnum.  It appears to be to have been fired very little and is in like new condition, with no blue wear except for a turning line on the cylinder.  The bore is perfect and the action functions and is as tight as new.  The checkered walnut grips are in excellent condition, with no cracks or chips.  Included with the gun is its original numbered to the gun box, warranty card, and Colt screw-driver.  Good looking Colt 357 Magnum.

AMF ID:  M13-962

 German (Erfurt) ERMA Trainer Rifle, Cal. .22LR               SOLD:  $1,995
Just received this very nice, original condition, ERMA Trainer Rifle, made in Germany/Erfurt.  The barrel, receiver, barrel bands, and trigger guard retain about 90% of their original finish with thinning on their sharp edges.  The bolt and butt-plate retain about 60-70% of their original finish.  The barrel bands, bolt, barrel and bolt release lever all number to the reciver of the rifle.  The bore is bright, with sharp rifling and the action functions perfectly.  All stampings on the metal surfaces and cartouches on the stock are sharp.  A very nice ERMA Training Rifle, and very rarely found in this condiiton.

AMF ID:  M13-1136

 Mauser 1896 Military Broomhandle, Cal. .30 Mauser           SOLD:  $2,250
Nice Mauser Military Model 1896 Broomhandle, chambered in .30 Mauser.  The gun retains most of its original finish and is all numbers matching, including the grips.  The action functions perfectly and the bore is bright, with sharp rifling, though there is some very minor corrosion in the grooves.  Included with the gun is a wood stock, and though it does not number to the gun, it is in like condition to the pistol.  Good looking rig.
 

AMF ID: M13-960

 Colt 1860 ARMY, Cal. .44            SOLD:  $8,750
Manufactured in 1863, this is a great example of the most popular Civil War revolver.  These Colt 44's were clearly favored over the Remingtons, Stars, Rogers ? Spencers, and others, and were considered the most attractive and best balanced of all.  This gun, numbered in the 130,XXX serial range, remains in excellent, original condition and retains 70% plus of its blue and case colors.  The cylinder still has four of its six safety pins and an excellent cylinder scene.  The grips show only minor handling wear and lightly stamped inspector's cartouches on both sides.  The bore is bright and very good and the mechanics are perfect.  This is a 100% untouched and original condition gun, very seldom found on today's market. 


 Colt 1903, U.S. PROPERTY, WWII British Lend Lease, Cal. .32ACP            SOLD:  $3,250
One of 4,682 parkerized Model 1903 Colts shipped to England during WWII.  Declared as surplus in 1964, a certain number were "BNP" proofed and sold in the United States in factory original condition.  This gun, serial number 563,126, remains today in unfired condition, with its original box, cleaning rod, wax paper and instructions pamphlet.  It shows only minor box wear and is 98% mint.  The serial number is on the box, as is "BNP, USP".  A very nice example of this historic WWII handgun.

AMF ID: CM13-1250

 WWII Winchester 97 Trench Shotgun, 12 Gauge          SOLD:  $4,750
Dated "1942", this early WWII trench gun, serial # 954,274, was one of approximately 40,000 supplied to the government by Winchester.  This gun is in excellent un-touched condition, with approximately 95% original blue remaining, and a very clear "GHD" inspectors stamp on the left of the stock.  It is complete with a ventilated barrel shroud, bayonet lug, and leather sling.  It functions perfectly and the bore is bright and clear.  An extremely nice example of its type.

AMF ID:  CM13-1139

Johnson Automatices Model of 1941,  Cal. 30-06            SOLD:  $6,950
Just received this WWII vintage Johnson Automatics Model of 1941 rifle.  The gun is chambered in 30-06 and is in excellent condition, retaining most all of its original finish on both metal and wood.  It has a bright bore, with sharp rifling, and the action functions perfectly.  One of the rarest of American semi-automatice military rifles of WWII and this one would make a fantastic addition to a WWII collection.

AMF ID: M13-696

 Colt SAA, 1st Generation, 4 3/4 inch, 44/40 Caliber                 SOLD:  $4500
A true Old West Peacemaker.  On February 15th, 1907 this gun was shipped to the Copper Queens Cons. Mining Company of Bisbee, Territory of Arizona.  It is an Early Smokeless Powder Colt SAA, equipped with a 4 3/4 inch barrel and chambered in 44/40.  Overall the blue finished parts of the gun retain about 50-60% of their original finish and the frame and hammer retain about 50-60% of their original color case-hardening finish. The action functions like a new one, is tight and smooth.  The bore is bright with sharp rifling.  I personally would not hesitate shooting this SAA.  Included is the Colt Factory Letter stating the shippment date and destination and the configuration of the gun.  A very desirable and nice Colt SAA, especially with its Old West History.
 Erfurt Luger 1918/1920 Double Date, WWI, Cal. 9mm            SOLD: $1200
Nice WWI vintage Erfurt double dated 1918/1920 Luger.  The pistol is all numbers matching except for the magazine and grips.  The original finish is thinning evenly overall and the grips are in very fine condition, with no cracks or chips.  The bore is bright and the action functions smoothly.  A great shooter Luger.

 

 Colt 1977 2nd Amendment .22 Peacemaker Buntline, Cal. 22LR                SOLD:  $595
Here is a Colt Peacemaker Buntline .22 celebrating the 2nd Amendment ("The Right Of The People To Keep And Bear Arms Shall Not Be Infringed") of the United States Constituition.  These beautiful little Single Actions were made in 1977, with 3,020 manufactured.  This gun is new/unfired/unturned and is in perfect condition.  The Colt Presentation case is also in as new condition, with no handling marks, what-so-ever.  A very good looking Colt Peacemaker .22.
 Japanese Nambu Type 14, Cal. 8mm Nambu           SOLD:  $895
Here is a very nice Japanese Nambu pistol.  It is in excellent condition, retaining most of its original finish, with nice wood grips, like new bore, and perfect functioning action.  Included is the holster, which also is in great condition.  This would make a fantastic addition to a WWII Japanese firearms collection.
 Inland M1A1 Paratrooper Carbine, Cal. 30 Carbine          SOLD:  $4,495
Inland M1A1 Paratrooper Carbine, barrel dated 6/1944. Gun is in excellent conditon, one of the nicest you'll find.  Bore is perfect and the action functions as new.

AMF ID: CM12-2525

 Colt "New Line" .32 R.F with Ivory Grips.            SOLD:  $995
Just received, a very nice Colt "New Line" 5-shot revolver equipped with a 2 5/16 inch barrel, nicely figured ivory grips, is nickel plated, and chambered in .32 Rim Fire.  The action functions great and the bore is shootable, but has some spotting.  All screw heads are unmolested and retain most of their attractive fire-blue finish.  A good looking little Colt.

AMF ID:  M12-2200

 Merwin, Hulbert .44/40 With Holster           SOLD:  $5,750
This early open top revolver was manufactured by Hopkins ? Allen, a noted firearms manufacturer in Norwich, Connecticut, between 1876 and 1880.  The partnership of Merwin and Hulbert was formed in 1869 by Joseph Merwin, who already operated a gun store in New York City, and Mr. William Hulbert, who was a large stock holder in Hopkins ? Allen.  It is uncertain who actually designed the unique Merwin,Hulbert ejection system, but because of its complexity, the revolver was expensive to manufacture and sold at retail for more than the big bore Colt, Remington and Smith ? Wesson.  This gun is in excellent, original condition and fires the .44 WCF (44/40) cartridge.  It retains 90 to 95% of its original nickel, the bore is very good and the gutta percha grips are near perfect.  A very nice, Slim Jim holster comes with the gun.

AMF ID: CBP12-183

 Colt Pocket Model 1908-Hammerless, Factory Pearl Grips, Cal. .25 ACP          SOLD:  $1,350
The Colt Model 1908-Hammerless was made from 1908 to 1916.  The little pistols were equipped with a 2 inch barrel, fixed sights, checkered hard rubber grips on early models and walnut on later, or factory pearl grips, could be finished in either blue or nickel, and were chambered in .25 ACP.  This 1916 vintage Model 1908 is blue finished and has the factory pearl grips with silver Colt medallions.  It is a very nice example of the smallest of the Colt autos.  This gun retains 95%+ plus of its original blue finish, has a great bore and the pearl grips are perfect and show no wear.  The bright color case-hardening on the trigger, thumb safety and grip safety is about 98 to 99%.  This is a beautiful example of its type and is 100% untouched and original.  Included with the gun is its original box, and even though it is in tatered condition, it does number to the gun.  A great little Model 1908, especially attractive with the pearl grips.

AMF ID: CM12-1003

 Plant Revolver         SOLD:  $2,495
Sold by T.A. Hornsey hardware, Lexington, Kentucky, circa 1865, these early cartridge handguns were made in New Haven, CT, and were very popular with soldiers on both sides during the later days of the Civil War.  They were among the first large bore (.42) cartridge revolvers and proceeded Colt, Remington, and Smith ? Wesson, even though S?W owned the Rollin White patent governing rear loading cylinders.  Plant cleverly avoided this by designing a front loading cylinder.  For a short period their only competition was the S?W #2 in .32 caliber, which was considered rather impotent.  Mr. Hornsey’s occupation was listed as a gunsmith in the 1860 census of Lexington businesses, but he also owned and operated a very successful hardware business on Short Street, behind the Fayette County Courthouse, for some forty years, thru the latter half of the 19th Century and was in the process of opening a second location in Georgetown when he died of a heart attack in 1904.  He was a very prominent citizen and civic leader, with membership in many local fraternal organizations.  For an unknown length of time he marked many of the firearms he sold with his name and address.  This revolver, serial # 4649 is in excellent working condition and is accompanied with a period holster, made for it, and three original Plant cartridges.  Only once before in the last 40 years have we seen one of his firearms so marked.

AMF ID:  BP12-258

 Colt Officer's Model Match (Fifth Issue), Cal. .22 LR            SOLD:  $950
The Colt Officer's Model Match (Fifth Issue) was made from 1953 to 1969.  The revolvers were equipped with a 6 inch tapered heavy barrel, Accro rear sight, large walnut target grips, were finished in blue or nickel, could be ordered in single action or double action, and were chambered in either .22 LR, .22 Magnum, or .38 Special.  This Colt is double action in function, is blue finished and is chambered in .22 Long Rifle.  It retains 99+% of its original blue finish with only a slight drag line on its cylinder.  The full checkered walnut grips are in near excellent condition, with only some minor handling marks on the right grip.  The bore is bright with sharp rifling, and the action is tight and functions like a new gun.  A very nice example of its type, harder to find these in this kind of condition.

AMF ID:   CM12-2090 

 Colt Woodsman 1st Series Match Target, Cal. .22 LR            SOLD:  $3,495
The Colt Woodsman 1st Series Match Target was manufactured from 1938 to 1944, with a total of approximately of 16,000 made.  The pistols were equipped with a 6 5/8 inch heavy barrel, one-piece extended walnut grips (sometimes referred to as "Elephant Ear" stocks), and was chambered in .22 LR.  This 1940 vintage Match Target is in excellent condition, retaining most of its original blue finish, with only some thinning on the sharp edges and along the bottom of the barrel.  The grips are in excellent condition, with no cracks, scratches or dents.  Included with the pistol is its original box, instructions manual, hang-tag, and factory target.  A fantastic example of its type.

AMF ID: CM12-1501

Cattle Brand Engraved Colt Single Action, 1st Gen, Cal. .45 LC           SOLD:  $7,500
A very attractive example of the engraving style originated by Cole Agee in the 1930’s, this Colt Single Action, serial number 227,615, was done by Weldon Bledsoe in the 1950’s or 1960’s.  Bledsoe was inspired and trained to some extent by Agee, and continued this type of work after Agee died in 1952.  Both men used only brands from the state of Texas and their work is very similar.  This 5 1/2 inch barreled gun, with its combination of gold and silver and steer-head pearl grips with gold and ruby decoration, is one of the more ornate examples we have seen.  Based on the fux book leather casing, it was done on special order for Mr. Ray Kirby, who was a well known Colt Collector during the latter half of the 20th Century.  The casing itself is magnificent and may be unique.  Regardless, it certainly adds to the appeal of this gun.  The bore is as new and the action is in perfect working order and the mechanics are tight and crisp. 

AMF ID: CM12-1339

 Smith ? Wesson .38 Single Action First Model (Baby Russian) With Spur Trigger          SOLD:  $2,250
The S?W .38 Single Action First Models (Baby Russians) were spur trigger, 5-shot revolvers, made from 1876 to 1877, with 25,548 manufactured.  The guns were available with a 3 1/4, 4, 5 or 6 inch barrel, blue finish with wood grips, nickel finish with "S?W" monogram hard black or red grips, and were chambered in .38 S?W.  This Baby Russian has a nickel finish with the black "S?W" monogramed checkered grips.  It retains most of its nickel finish with small/minor areas of flaking here and there.  The action is tight and functions perfectly and the bore has sharp rifling, but there is some corrosion present.  Included with the gun is the original box with cleaning rod/brush and wrench, which is extremely rare and rarely encountered.  A very nice Baby Russian, very difficult to find in this condition, especially with its box, cleaning rod, and wrench.

AMF ID: CBP12-119

 Sig Arms P 210, Swiss Army Pistol, Cal. .9mm            SOLD:  $3,750
The Model P210 was adopted by the Swiss Military in 1949.  It was the successor of the famous Swiss Luger, which had been in service for 50 years.  It took a very special pistol to replace the Luger and these pistols are touted as being the finest 9mm pistols ever made.  They are truely crafted like a "Swiss Watch".  While there are various models of commercial P210's for sale, you rarely see a Swiss Military example, as very few were ever imported.  This pistol, serial # A100109 ('A' standing for Army) is the 109th one made and was within the first year (1949) of production.  It is complete with its original 1949 holster and  extra magazine.  The pistol is in excellent, 95% plus original condition with a mint bore.  This is a rare opportunity to purchase the finest military pistol ever produced. 

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 Savage Model 99R Pre-War, Cal. .303 Savage            SOLD: $2,495
Here is a 1933 vintage Savage 99R in like new/maybe unfired condition.  The rifle is equipped with a 22 inch barrel, factory installed front (Lyman) and rear sights, brass cartridge counter, factory checkered pistol gripped stock and forearm with unusual forend band, and is chambered in .303 Savage.  It retains 100% of its original blue finish on the frame, barrel, sights, and trigger.  The butt-plate has a lot of its original finish, but with thinning on the sharp and high exposed areas.  The lever retains all of its original color case-hardening.  The wood retains all of its original finish and is also like new except for one small ding on the lower stock (see picture).  The action functions like new and the bore is perfect.  An extremely nice Savage 99R, especially considering it was made in 1933.

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 Colt Camp Perry Model, Cal. .22 LR              SOLD:  $3,400
The Colt Camp Perry Model was a Officers Model frame modified to accept a flat single shot chamber and came in a choice of two barrel lengths, 8 inch or 10 inch, and was chambered in .22 Long Rifle.  The guns were made from 1926 to 1941, with 2,488 manufactured.  It was the only single shot built on a revolver, that Colt has ever made.  This gun is in excellent condiiton, retaining near 100% of its original blue finish, has a bright bore, and the action functions perfectly with like new lock-up.  The grips are also like new with sharp checkering.  A very unique and desirable Colt.

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 Chicago Fire Arms "THE PROTECTOR" Palm Pistol, Cal. .32 Short R.F.          SOLD:  $1,750
Just received, this very nice 7-shot Chicago Fire Arms "THE PROTECTOR" Palm Pistol, chambered in .32 R.F..  The gun is in excellent condition, retaining most all of its original nickel finish, with only some very minor flaking.  The action functions perfectly, the bore has sharp rifling, with only some very minor corrosion spotting, and all its plastic parts are in excellent condition.  It is all numbers matching and dis-assembles and assembles easily.  A great addition to a unique firearms collection.

AMF ID: CBP12-120

 Colt Police Positive Target Model (First Issue, Model "G"), Cal. 22LR          SOLD:  $900
The Colt Police Positive Target Model was made from 1907 to 1941 and came in 2 Models, the Model "G" (1907 to 1925) and the Model "C" (1926 to 1941).  The guns were manufactured with 6 inch barrels, were finished in blue or nickel (rare), adjustable sights (both front and rear), hard rubber grips until 1923, checkered walnut thereafter, and were chambered in .22 LR, .22 WRF,  .32 Colt, or .32 New Police calibers.  This is the early Model "G" and has the July 4, 1905 patent date on the barrel and is chambered in .22 Long Rifle.  It is in very nice condition, retaining 97 to 98 % of its original finish with some thinning on the sharp edges at the muzzle.  The grips retain all of their original finish, with sharp checkering.  The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the action is very tight and functions perfectly.  A very nice little Colt 22 DA revolver, would make a great addition to a Colt double action 22 revolver collection.
 Krieghoff Luger, 1936, Cal. 9mm           SOLD:  $7,850
The German Lufwaffe contracted with Kreighoff, of Suhl, Germany, for military guns starting in 1935, and manufacured approximately 9000 Lugers until end of production in 1945.  This 1936 chambered dated Kreighoff is in excellent condition, retaining approximately 90-95% of its original blue finish.  The brown checkered plastic grips are also in excellent condition, the bore is bright with sharp rifling, and the action functions perfectly.  The gun is all numbers matching except for the 2 magazines, which are also Krieghoff.  Included is a nicely made and fitted walnut presentation case/box.
 Winchester Model 1886 Light Weight Rifle, Cal. 45/70                     SOLD:  $6,850
The Winchester Model 1886 was introduced in 1886 and was made until 1935, with approximately 159,990 manufactured.  The guns could be ordered in many different configurations, either as a rifle or carbine, and were chambered in .33 WCF, .38/56 WCF, .38/70 WCF, 40/65 WCF, 40/70 WCF, .40/82 WCF, .45/70 Govt., .45/90, .50/110 Express, or .50/100/450.  When a Model 1886 was ordered as a lightweight rifle, it came standard with a round nickel steel tapered barrel, half tube magazine, rubber shotgun buttplate, and could be chambered in either .45/70 Govt. or .33 WCF. This 1902 vintage Winchester Model 1886 Lightweight rifle is a standard lightweight rifle with the optional full length tube magazine.  The barrel and tube magazine retain approximately 95% of their original blue finish, the frame retains approximately 80-85%, and the fore-end cap approximately 85-90%.  The hammer retains most of its original color case-hardening and the lever retains just traces of its original color case-hardening.  The excellent fitting stock and forearm retain most of their original finish, with some thinning on the forearm ahead of the frame, and some handling marks.  The bore is bright with sharp rifling, all the original screw-heads are unmolested, and the action functions perfectly.  A great looking Winchester 1886 short rifle.
WWI  German 1917 DWM Artillery Luger                       SOLD:  $3,495
This is the best condition Artillery Luger that we have had in the last few years.  It retains 98% of its original blue with only minimal wear on the front sight band and some high spots on the frame and sideplate.  The original strawed small parts also retain most of their color.  Of course it is all matching numbers, with the exception of the proper wood base magazine.  The bore and the wood grips are near mint.  It has become increasingly more difficult to find Artillery Lugers in this top collectors condition.  Purchase the best that you will find or up-grade the one you have.
 American Model Walther PPK/S Gold-Engraved, 1 of 500            SOLD:  $1,495
This beautiful, American Model Walther PPK/S Gold-Engraved is new, in its original presentation case.  There were 500 of these made in 1987, of which this is #008 (James Bond, 007, backup?).  The pistol is nicely engraved and is equipped with genuine ivory grips and a ivory magazine base/bottom.  A very rare and attractive Walther PPK/S.
 Colt SAA New York Engraved (Nimschke), Cal. .45 Long Colt            SOLD: 
Shipped to Hartley and Graham, NY in 1876, this gun, serial number 27,629, was almost certainly engraved by L. D. Nimschke.  It is almost identical to serial number 114, which is accepted as the first Nimschke engraved Single Action.  We have enclosed a picture of #114 for comparison.  This gun is in excellent original condition, retaining 20% original nickel, beautiful floral engraving, and one piece checkered ivory grips.  This is a stunning piece, used but well cared for, with excellent crisp markings and lots of character.  The bore and the mechanics are fine, and nothing needs to be fixed or replaced.  L. D. Nimschke was considered one of the best, if not the best, of all New York engravers and his work is legendary.  At this time period, almost all Colt engraving was done in New York, and it wasn’t until 1880 that Colt hired their first notable full time engraver, Cuno Helfricht, who’s mentor was L. D. Nimschke.
 Smith & Wesson .38/44 Heavy Duty (PREWAR), Cal. 38 Sp         SOLD:  
The S?W .38/44 Heavy Duty was introduced in 1930 and was manufactured until 1941, with 11,111 produced.  The guns came standard with a 5 inch barrel, with a limited production of 4 and 6 ? inch models, diamond walnut service grips with S?W medallions, which changed to Magna style by 1938, was available in blue or nickel finish, featured a shrouded extractor rod, fixed sights, and was built on the large square butt “N” frame.  This 1936 vintage S?W Heavy Duty features the standard 5 inch barrel and polished blue finish.  The gun retains about 98% of its original blue finish, nice color case-hardened hammer and trigger, and beautiful diamond grips, with only some minor handling marks.  The bore is bright with sharp rifling, screw heads are un-molested, and the action is tight and functions perfectly.  This is a very handsome revolver, would be a great addition to any S?W collection.
 Remington Model 1875, Cal. .44/40 W.C.F.                                     SOLD: 
The Model 1875 Remington was introduced in 1875 and was made until 1888, with approximately 25,000 having been manufactured.  The guns were 6-shot revolvers, came with either a 5 ? or 7 ? inch round barrel, could be chambered in .44 Rem., .44-40 W.C.F., or .45 Long Colt, finished in nickel or blue, and could come with walnut, ivory, or pearl 2-piece grips.  This 1875 is a standard blue finished gun with a 7 ? inch barrel, equipped with 2-piece walnut grips, and is chambered in .44/40 W.C.F..  It also has the initials C.F.P.A. (which stands for “Cappers Farmers Protective Association”) stamped on the right side of the frame, behind the cylinder.  The gun retains about 75-80 % of its original blue, has nice walnut grips with some minor marks and dings, un-molested screw heads, and nice color case-hardening on the hammer.  The action functions perfectly, the cylinder bores are nice, and the barrel bore is bright, but does have some corrosion. This old Remington 1875 has lots of character.
 Merwin Hulbert Single Action Pocket Revolver                              SOLD:  
A very rare, un-cataloged variation of their .38 caliber pocket revolver.  Not only is it marked Hopkins and Allen on the top of the barrel, with the Merwin Hulbert name on the right side of the frame, but it has a birds head grip, 5 ? inch barrel, and is a single action with a trigger guard instead of a spur trigger.  According to Art Phelps, author of “The Story of Merwin Hulbert and Co.”, only a small number of these trigger guard single actions were manufactured in the 1870’s, a feature found on their newer double action model, which went on to become an overnight success.  He makes no estimate of the number made, but implies there were very few.  This gun remains in excellent, untouched condition, with 95 % original nickel finish, showing only some minor pin prick oxidation, it has a very good bore, excellent black gutta percha grips, and mechanics that are tight and crisp.  This is a very good looking revolver, and is truly a very rare frontier period piece.
 

 

 "U.S" Govt.. Henry Rifle, Cal. 44 RF                                                                       HOLD
One of the 800 rifles purchased by the government during the Civil War and issued to the 1st D.C. Guard to protect Washington. This gun, serial number 39xx, shows normal use but is entirely original and retains at least 50% of its factory varnish.  In addition to a clear "C.G.C" stamp on the rear of the barrel, the Charles G. Chapman cartouche is still visible on the wrist of the stock, as is the Henry "bump" on the left side.  The bore is average, but the action is tight and crisp and the barrel and frame are smooth and have an even patina.  The 1st District of Columbia Cavalry was the only federal unit in the Civil War to be armed entirely with Henry rifles.  Very few have survived in this condition.  An extremely nice example of its type.

NOTE:  Click picture to view additional images of this Henry Rifle. For additional information and details about this gun, ask for Charles or Garry at 859-276-1419.  If you come into our store to view this gun in person, let your sales representative know you saw it on our web site.

AMF ID: CM14-952

 Colt "Woodsman" Target  Model, 1st Series, Cal .22 LR                                       HOLD
The Colt "Woodsman" Target Model, 1st Series was made from 1927 to 1947, with approximately 112,000 manufactured.  This is a last year production gun fitted with a 6 5/8 inch barrel, an adjustable rear and adjustable front sight, and all blue finished.  It retains approximately 85-90% of its original finish, with most of the thinning at the back and fore straps.  The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the action functions perfectly.  The checkered walnut grips are in excellent condition, with sharp checkering and no chips or cracks. Nice "Woodsman".
 

NOTE:  Click picture to view additional images of this Colt "Woodsman".  For additional information and details about this gun, ask for Brent at 859-276-1419.  If you come into our store to view this gun in person, let your sales representative know you saw it on our web site.

AMF ID: CM15-903

 Pair of "Ben Lane" Engraved Colt SAA's, 2nd Gen.,  Cal. 45LC                         HOLD
Pair of 2nd Generation Colt Single Action Army's, originally starting life as 1961 vintage, 125th Anniversary Models, consecutively serial numbered.  They have been expertly engraved and signed by master Engraver "Ben Lane" and fitted with beautiful one piece smooth ivory grips.  The are fitted with 7 1/2 inch barrels, about "C" coverage late vine scroll engraving, nickel plated, fire blued screws, and are chambered in 45 Long Colt.  They are unfired/unturned and come in a twin gun fitted mahagoney case.  Gorgeous set of Single Action's. 

NOTE:  Click picture to view additional images of this Pair if SAA's..  For additional information and details about this guns, ask for Charles or Garry at 859-276-1419.  If you come into our store to view this guns in person, let your sales representative know you saw them on our web site. 

AMF ID:  CM15-139/140

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                                                                                     Heckler & Koch Model  P9S, Cal. .45 ACP                                                              HOLD
Excellent condition H&K Model P9S .45 ACP semi-automatic pistol.  Has a bright bore and smooth fuctioning action.  Gun comes with its original numbered to the gun box, all paper-work, factory test target, and 4 factory magazines.  Unique pistol, and very seldom seen.

NOTE:  Click picture to view additional images of this H&K P9S.   For additional information and details about this gun, ask for Brent at 859-276-1419.  If you come into our store to view this gun in person, let your sales representative know you saw it on our web site.

AMF ID:  CM16-81
 

               Winchester Model 1873 Rifle, 2nd Model, Cal. 44-40                                                                                                                     HOLD
Nice 1881 vintage Winchester Model 1873 Rifle, chambered in 44-40.  This Second Model rifle has a 24 inch octagon barrel, full tube magazine, standard steel crescent buttplate, and features the rare single set-trigger.  The gun retains about 90-95% of its original blue finish on the receiver, 80-85% on the barrel, and 50% on the magazine tube with the rest turning patina.  The hammer and lever retain just faint traces of their original color case-hardened finish, and the crescent butt-plate retains about 20-30% of its original color case hardened finish.  The bore is bright, the rifling is sharp, but it does have some minor corrosion.  The action, along with the set trigger functions perfectly and is tight.  The dust cover is tight and also functions perfectly.  The stock, which fits very nicely to the stock and butt-plate, retains about 95+% of its original finish, with no cracks or chips, only minor handling marks.  The forearm retains most of its original finish, also fits nicely to the frame and forend cap, and has some minor handling marks, including a small chip on the right side at the forend cap.  It retains its original sights, which are crisp and operate as new.  The barrel has WR99260 stamped on top, behind the rear sight, what it stands for is unknown.  The left side of the frame has the british crown over "V" proof stamp.  A very nice looking, perfectly functioning/shootable Winchester 1873.

NOTE:  Click picture to view additional images of these 73 Winchester.  For additional information and details about this guns, ask for Charles or Garry at 859-276-1419.  If you come into our store to view this gun in person, let your sales representative know you saw it on our web site. 

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              Winchester Model 1866 Musket                                                                                                                                                          HOLD
We believe this to be a 2nd Model Infantry Rifle, or Musket, made in 1869.  It does not have an exposed serial number, but it is numbered under the butt plate, 3153, a four digit serial number.  While it has obviously seen some use, this gun has survived in excellent, original condition.  The bore shows minor wear, but it is still bright with sharp rifling.  The finish on the barrel is a smooth brownish-blue, attractive oxidation, with no rust or pitting, and the stock and forearm are solid with no cracks or serious damage.  They have not been sanded or refinished.  On the right  side of the butt, there are three initials, "HIR", and on the left a "J.W., carved into the wood.  There is also a "W" dot engraved on the right side of the receiver and "T" dot engraved on the left side of the receiver.  included is a four piece cleaning rod in the butt trap.  Overall, this is a nice 1866 Musket in good original condition.

NOTE:  Click picture to view additional images of this 1866.  For additional information and details about this gun, ask for Charles at 859-276-1419.  If you come into our store to view this gun in person, let your sales representative know you saw it on our web site.

AMF ID:  CBP15-166

                                                                    Cased Pair of Engraved Colt 1849 Pockets, Cal. .31                                                                    HOLD
Manufactured in 1855, this attractive pair of Colt Model 1849 Pockets were most likely engraved by Gustave Young (or in his shop).  The serial numbers 109074 and 108867 are only 207 numbers apart.  The guns are double cased in an excellent condition, period box, with correct and original accessories.  The guns themselves are in very fine original condition, but one cylinder might have been restored/refinished.  This cased pair is pictured in R.L. Wilson's 2nd "Book of Colt Engraving".  The guns are mechanically perfect, and all markings, including the Sam Colt signature on the barrels, are sharp and crisp.  This is an exceptional pair of pre Civil War Colts.


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