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FINE RAMSDELL TARGET RIFLE WITH TELESCOPE. CAL. 45. 31-1/2""part octagonal bbl with false muzzle and bullet starter. Marked "C V. Ramsdell. Maker. Bangor" on the left quarter flat of the bbl. The full-length telescope has broken crosshairs and the optics are out of focus. The lockplate and silver-plated furniture are all lightly engraved. The nameplate on the cheekpiece is engraved "W.A. Frye" in script. This rifle was obtained by Eldon from H. Robbins Ritter who also handled the disposition of the U.S. Cartridge Co. Collection. In Ritter s list it is listed as illustrated in C. N. Sawyers pioneer work Our Rifles plate 12, No. 2. CONDITION: Fine. 90% brown on the bbl with a couple of spots of light surface rust that has been cleaned and slightly dull casehardening colors on the breech plug. 98% of the silver remains on the plated parts. Wood has only minor handling marks. Action is excellent. 4-52684 FS165 (1,500-2,500) Click here to learn more...
FINE BELKNAP PERCUSSION TARGET RIFLE WITH FALSE MUZZLE AND LOADING KIT. Cal. 36. 26-xxx/xxx" octagonal bbl, marked "J. BELKNAP" in a tiny circle with a small eagle on either side and 13 stars in an arch above these marks on the lockplate. John Belknap worked in St. Johnsbury, Vermont from 1879 to 1887. Note the fine quality workmanship with the raised rim around the extended lockplate and the fine German silver inlays in the stock. The bullet starter is made from a piece of turned bone with a German silver ring to fit the muzzle. The latter is scratched with the initials LHJ, probably an early owner. The starter rod appears to be walnut but is stained dark. The 7 x 12 x 6" leather box has been converted to hold tools for this rifle. The tools include a bullet mold, a 2-pc swage, a combination nipple wrench/screwdriver from a Civil War gun, 3 tins of caps, 2 boxes of bullets and a powderhorn. The tools are in good condition, the box is somewhat skuffed with a badly flaked carrying handle, but is still solid. CONDITION: Fine overall with only traces of finish on the metal. Wood retains much of its varnish but has some crackling on the cheekpiece. Action is fine. 4-52667 FS127 (3,000-5,000) Click here to learn more...
HILLIARD HALF-STOCK RIFLE. CAL. 38. 30-xxx/xxx" octagonal bbl, marked "D.H. HILLIARD / CORNISH / N.H. / CAST-STEEL" on the right quarter flat of the bbl, "JOSEPH GOLCHER" on the engraved lockplate. The iron patchbox has a seated deer finial. Tiger maple stock. The peep sight folds for use with the hunting sight on the bbl. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina overall. Wood has been repaired and refinished but new cracks are developing opposite the lock. Moderate pitting on the patchbox. Mechanically fine. 4-52701 FS150 (800-1,200) Click here to learn more...
N.S.B PERCUSSION HALF-STOCK RIFLE. Cal. 38 cal. 26-xxx/xxx" octagonal bbl. The tiny "N.S.B" marking on top of the bbl is the only marking on the gun. The initials have not been identified. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina overall. Nipple has been replaced and requires alignment before use. Set trigger does not work. Ramrod is broken. Stock is fine. 4-52613 FS55 (800-1,200) Click here to learn more...
BROCKWAY PERCUSSION TARGET RIFLE. Cal. 42. 30-xxx/xxx" octagonal bbl, marked "N.S. BROCKWAY / BELLOWS FALLS / VT." on the upper left flat of the bbl. Norman Brockway worked in Bellows Falls from 1861 to 1900. He was famous for his rifling. This one is unusual in that it is not equipped for a false muzzle. The folding tang sight is a replacement for the original long leaf type used almost exclusively by Brockway. The extra checkering on the counterplate is also unusual. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with vise marks and dents on the bbl. Some chips missing from the stock. Action is fine. 4-52617 FS59 (800-1,200) Click here to learn more...
STORY PERCUSSION HALF-STOCK RIFLE. Cal. 36. 31" octagonal bbl, marked "P. STORY / WINDSOR VT." on lock and bbl. Paschall Story was the son of Asa Story and worked in Windsor from 1830 to 1870. This is the only known rifle by him. Notice the strange placement of the rear ramrod pipe against the forearm tip. The pattern of the iron patchbox is similar to that used by his father. The engraving is also similar. There is an extension on the toeplate that is not engraved and appears to have been an afterthought. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Smooth light brown patina and scattered rust stains. There is a crack between the front of the lockplate and the drum, otherwise the stock is fine. Action is fine. 4-52608 FS51 (1,000-1,500) Click here to learn more...
STORY TWO-PIN HALF STOCK RIFLE. CAL. 45. 32" octagonal bbl with bullet starter, marked "W. STORY" on lock and bbl with the address "WINDSOR VT." only on the bbl. Pictured in Vermont s Gunsmiths and Gunmakers, pg 236. There is nice engraving on the bbl tang, patchbox, triggerguard and other German silver pieces. The lockplate and rear of bbl have the more normal Windsor light scroll engraving. The hammer is a replacement. The triggerguard has a brazed repair. CONDITION: Very good. Brown patina on the bbl, pitted at the rear but with finish showing ahead of the forearm. Stock is cracked at both ends of the triggerguard with some refinish. Flash plate under the drum has been replaced. Action is good. 4-52663 FS160 (1,500-2,500) Click here to learn more...
LEONARD PERCUSSION HALF STOCK RIFLE. Cal. 32. 30 xxx/xxx" octagonal bbl, marked "GEO. O. LEONARD / KEENE N.H. / CAST-STEEL" on the upper left flat of the bbl. The mounts are engraved German silver except the right wedge escutcheon, which is a replacement. Ramrod is also a replacement. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina on the bbl, gray patina on the lockplate and the bbl tang. Several repairs on the stock, both at the wrist and on the forearm. Mechanically good. 4-52504 FS27 (2,000-3,000) Click here to learn more...
HILLIARD HALF-STOCK RIFLE. Cal. 40. 26" octagonal bbl, marked "D.H. HILLIARD CORNISH. N.H. 2234" unusually the marking is all in one line. The lockplate is marked "LEMAN / LANCTRPA." The other mountings on the stock are the same as found on Hilliard s underhammer rifles. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall. Stock has minor dents and scratches. Long extension tang sight is bent. 4-52610 FS53 (800-1,500) Click here to learn more...
RARE QUIMBY PERCUSSION HALF STOCK SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. 38. SN 27-xxx/xxx" octagonal bbl, marked "QUIMBY / NORTHFIELD VT. WARRANTED GAIN TWIST" Dennis Quimby worked in Northfield from 1864 to 1871. The ramrod and tang sight are replacements. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina overall. Some fill ahead of the lock plate and a repair to the rear of the lock plate. Also some minor cracks on the wood. Action is good. 4-52496 FS21 (1,000-1,500) Click here to learn more...
DURKEE HALF-STOCK RIFLE. Cal. 45 Smoothbore. 30" octagonal bbl, tiger maple stock, brass trigger, marked "J.H. DURKEE / LEBANON N H." on the top bbl flat. The extension sight and its adjusting screw are missing. The upper tang is broken at the adjustment screw and both screws are replacements. The ramrod, nipple and hammer are replaced. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina except hammer, which is moderately pitted. Several large repairs and some minor ones to the wood, which has been refinished. Mechanically good. 4-52623 FS65 (500-800) Click here to learn more...
BROWN HALF STOCK TARGET RIFLE. Cal. 44. 23-xxx/xxx" oct bbl with bullet starter, marked "O. BROWN / PORTLAND ME" on the upper left flat, "CAST-STEEL" on the left flat. Otis Brown worked in Portland from 1852 to 1859. The rear sight has been broken and soldered and the elevator is missing. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina with filled dovetail at the rear of the bbl. Stock is generally good but some heat damage on the left side at the butt. Action is good although the set trigger needs to be adjusted. 4-52603 FS46 (600-1,200) Click here to learn more...
WHIPPLE PERCUSSION TARGET. Cal. 40. 25-xxx/xxx" octagonal bbl, marked "T.S. WHIPPLE / CAMBRIDGE VT / GAIN TWIST" on the top flat of the bbl, partially covered by the rear sight extension. The lock is marked "LEMAN / LANCTRPA". Thaddeus Whipple worked in Cambridge from 1865 to at least 1879. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with vise marks, light pitting and some signs of cleaning on the bbl. Stock is smooth. Action is fine. 4-52604 FS47 (600-1,100) Click here to learn more...
VERY RARE SWIVEL BARREL RIFLE. CAL. 38. 26" bbls. Marked "W. ROBERTS O4. / DANSVILLE N.Y. 1855" on top of the bbl. The same marking appears on the lockplates, which are engraved around the edges with matching engraving on the hammer. The bbl is equipped with different sights on each pair. One side has a clamp on globe front sight and a blank in the slot at the rear. Apparently this sight is to be used with the adjustable tang sight. The other pair of bbls has individual sights for each bbl. CONDITION: Smooth gray/blue patina on the bbls. Silver/gray on the action with light pitting on the buttplate. Bbls have probably been cleaned. One of the nipples is a replacement. Stock has been repaired at the wrist and refinished. 4-52685 FS148 (4,000-7,000) Click here to learn more...
HILLIARD OVER-UNDER RIFLE SHOTGUN. Cal. xxx/xxx ga. 30-xxx/xxx" rnd bbls, marked "D.H. HILLIARD / CORNISH / N.H." on the left breech of the bbl, "NO 1314" on the right and "Wm READ & SON / BOSTON" on the lockplates. Birdseye maple stock, all iron mounted. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina mixed with spots of surface rust overall. Right hammer has two cracks in the bend area and the nose is chipped out. Wood has several cracks around the lockplate and iron patchbox. Mechanically good. 4-52611 FS34 (1,000-2,000) Click here to learn more...
LEONARD SUPERPOSED RIFLE SHOTGUN. Cal. xxx/xxx ga. SN 37. 33-xxx/xxx" octagonal bbls. Very unusual with an octagonal shotgun bbl. Marked "GEO O.LEONARD / KEENE NH." on the top bbl flat. Only one trigger, which operates both lock mechanisms. CONDITION: Very good. Smooth brown patina on the metal except light surface rust on the right hammer. Stock is fine. Action is also fine. 4-52620 FS62 (1,250-2,500) Click here to learn more...
LEONARD SUPERPOSED RIFLE SHOTGUN. Cal. xxx/xxx ga. 28-xxx/xxx" rnd bbls. U.S. Cartridge Company collection number 1393 is stamped three times on the wood. Marked "A LEONARD & SON SAXTONS RIVER VT. / CAST-STEEL" on top of the bbl behind the rear sight. The lockplates are commercial "WARREN / & STEELE / ALBANY" locks. The shotgun bbl shows a strong Damascus pattern. The German silver mountings are lightly engraved. CONDITION: Fine overall. 85% original brown on the bbls, gray/brown patina around the nipples. Stock retains most of its original varnish. Action is good. There is a small piece of wood replaced between the lock and rear of the bbl on the right side. 4-52612 FS54 (1,250-2,500) Click here to learn more...
RARE KENDALL DBL BBL RIFLE SHOTGUN. Cal. xxx/xxx ga. 31-xxx/xxx" rnd bbls. Unusual oval patchbox is engraved to match the rest of the surfaces on the gun. A very unusual amount of engraving for a Kendall gun. Note also the sculpted rear part of the hammer with the engraving above. The bbl key escutcheons are silver. Fancy pattern to the walnut stock. The bbl sights have been removed. CONDITION: Fine overall. 85% original brown on the bbls and slight traces of bright finish on the remaining metal. Stock is fine with only minor handling marks. Locks and triggers are fine but the triggers need adjustment. 4-52621 FS63 (1,500-2,500) Click here to learn more...
HILLIARD DBL BBL RIFLE SHOTGUN. Cal. xxx/xxx ga. 33" rnd bbls. Unusual in that the right bbl is the shotgun bbl and the left bbl is the rifled one. The marking at the breech of the bbl is almost completely obscured by pitting but the number, 2293, can be read. The extended tang sight is missing. The iron ramrod is a poor replacement. The locks are marked, but pitting obscures the marking. CONDITION: Very heavy pitting at the rear of the bbls, otherwise smooth brown patina. Wood has been cleaned with some fill around the patchbox and a repair through the action. Locks are good. 4-52618 FS60 (500-800) Click here to learn more...
ROBBINS, KENDALL & LAWRENCE TARGET RIFLE. CAL. 36. 30-xxx/xxx" octagonal bbl, marked "ROBBINS. / KENDALL & / LAWRENCE / WINDSOR VT. / 1847" on the lockplate. The heavy cantilever sight has a sliding adjustment wrapped around a dovetail on the extension. The rifle is equipped with a false muzzle and a bullet starter. CONDITION: 20% original brown on the bbl, mostly brown patina with light pitting, heavier at the breech. Left side of the forearm has several splinters and is missing about 4" of wood. Action is good. 4-52679 FS147 (1,500-2,500) Click here to learn more...
HEAVY PERCUSSION TARGET RIFLE. CAL. 50. 27" octagonal bbl, 1-xxx/xxx" across the flat. Complete with false muzzle and bullet starter. Unmarked but definitely a Vermont/New Hampshire rifle from the Windsor area. Single set trigger. Long cantilever rear sight with double adjustment for elevation. The plunger on the bullet starter appears to be missing the top knob. CONDITION: Fine plus with 80% thinning brown on the bbl and rear sight. Bright casehardening colors on the lockplate and breech plug. Stock retains most of its original varnish but has some scratches and dents. 4-52939 FS142 (1,500-3,000) Click here to learn more...
LEONARD TARGET RIFLE. CAL. 52. SN: 168. 32" octagonal bbl with false muzzle. The bbl is marked "GEO. O. LEONARD / KEENE N H / CAST-STEEL". The scope has no internal parts. It is simply a tube with holes in the side of it where the mounting screws used to be. The stock is a possible replacement. CONDITION: Moderate to heavy pitting on the bbl, light on lockplate. German silver fixtures are getting a dark patina. Moderate pitting on the scope casing. Stock is as new. Mechanically needs work. 4-52678 X5 (1,000-1,500) Click here to learn more...
HILLIARD DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 16 ga. 39-xxx/xxx" ribbed bbls. This imported shotgun is marked with Birmingham proof marks at the bottom of the bbls but has "B.H. HILLIARD" marked on both lockplates. The tailpipe is missing. The left bbl has a blown out section at the muzzle. The ramrod is replaced. The stock has been repaired and refinished. CONDITION: Moderate surface rust overall. Wood is good as refinished. Mechanically needs work. 4-52823 FS144 (500-750) Click here to learn more...
KENDALL IMPORTED SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. 35-xxx/xxx" ribbed bbls. The Belgian proof marks have been removed from the bottom of the bbls. The locks are marked "N. KENDALL / WINDSOR VT." The hammers are bent considerably to fit the nipples. Note there is only one trigger and both bbls fire at the same time. The nipples are replaced. The ramrod is missing. This appears to be a complete rebuild by Kendall as only the bbl and locks are not of his manufacture. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina on the bbls, triggerguard and buttplate with scattered pitting. Locks are clean. Fancy walnut stock is very good. Action is fine. 4-52729 FS162 (800-1,200) Click here to learn more...
UNMARKED BOSWORTH-TYPE PERCUSSION RIFLE. Cal. 46. 28-xxx/xxx" octagonal bbl. The frame and stock are cast from brass. The trigger retracts into the frame and is integral with the hammer. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina on bbl with vise marks at the rear. Center ramrod pipe has been resoldered. Stock shows a repair along the bottom side and has moderate pits overall. Another repair along side the trigger is more recent. Mechanically good. 4-52411 FS9 (500-1,000) Click here to learn more...
WOODEN SHOOTERS BOX. Marked in pencil inside "A.E. Angier / Ammunition Box / Newport, / N.H." Contains a 1-pound can of Dupont FFG powder, a .31 cal bullet starter, a xxx/xxx" hole punch marked "H. WILLIAMS", a homemade powder dipper, a unmarked commercial shot dipper, a tin of caps, a screwdriver, a pair of needlenose pliers, and lots of bullets of various sizes. CONDITION: About good with half the varnish mixed with dirt remaining. Carrying handle is chipped and frayed. 4-52763-4 FS265 (200-400) Click here to learn more...
*RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 97 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 22. SN 354140. Spectacular deluxe rifle with 24" oct to rnd bbl, xxx/xxx magazine, windage globe front sight, slot blank in the rear dovetail and a Lyman loop tang sight. It has spectacular, evenly balanced center crotch cut American walnut wood with diamond checkered forearm and pistol grip stock that has "S" shaped grip cap and a Marlin embossed hard rubber buttplate. The inside of the diamond panels is checkered in a much finer pattern than the outside. The receiver and forend cap are beautifully engraved in Conrad Ulrich style, consisting of a large oval vignette on each side with a full-bodied tiger in a jungle scene on the left side and a standing setter in a field scene on the right side. Both panels are surrounded by full coverage foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. The bottom of the receiver has a scallop shell design with light arabesque patterns. The top of the receiver has fine arabesque patterns, which extend about 2-xxx/xxx" up the bbl. The forend cap also has a scallop shell pattern with arabesque patterns and the top tang has light border and arabesque patterns. All in all, one of the most beautiful and rare Model 97's. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain about 98% strong bright original blue with one or two small nicks. Receiver retains most of its brilliant case colors with some graying on the forward thin edges. Lever and hammer retain most of their original case colors turning silver on the loop. Wood is sound with a few light nicks and scratches, otherwise retains virtually all of its original piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp with brilliant shiny bore. 4-52511 JR737 (15,000-25,000) Click here to learn more...
SPECTACULAR CASED ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 46027. Beautiful rifle with 24-xxx/xxx" oct bbl, full magazine, xxx/xxx-nickel front sight and Henry style ladder rear sight. Winchester and King's markings on the top flat. It has highly figured, about 4X, American walnut stock and forearm, uncheckered with straight grip and crescent buttplate with trap containing a 4-piece brass and iron-wiping rod. The receiver, forend cap, carrier and buttplate tang are beautifully engraved in Nimschke style with full coverage foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. The front flats of the receiver have about 95% coverage and the engraving extends completely over the top of the receiver, around the hammer and down the top tang. The front of the ejection port is engraved with an oval leaf shaped pattern. The buttplate tang is full coverage engraved with geometric, foliate and arabesque patterns with punch dot background and the forend cap has about 50% coverage arabesque patterns. The receiver, forend cap and buttplate are silver plated while the lever, hammer and trigger are gold washed. It is accompanied by an original Schuyler, Harley & Graham French fitted rosewood case that measures 46-xxx/xxx" long x 10-xxx/xxx" wide x 3" deep. It has silver bound top corners with silver reinforcing bands around the bottom corners and an unmarked 2-xxx/xxx" silver shield in the center of the lid. It has mortised sliding locks on each end of the front of the case and a mortised key lock with silver diamond escutcheon in the center. The case is lined with red and green velvet, French fitted with compartments for the rifle and ten boxes of ammunition with a lid compartment in the rear and a mahogany cartridge block containing 41 rnds of mixed original ammunition. The boxes are all of Winchester manufacture, eight of which are marked for the 1866 rifle, two are not marked for which model. There are three full boxes, one of which is still sealed, and another box which contains twelve original rounds. The other six are empty. One of the boxes has an overlabel "SHOT CARTRIDGES". According to family history this rifle was presented to James J. Hill. James Jerome Hill was born September 16, 1838 in Canada and died on May 29, 1916 of an infection. During his life Mr. Hill is credited with building the Great Northern Railroad and, along with J. Pierpont Morgan, also acquired the Northern Pacific and the Burlington lines. He was also a steamboat magnate and ran a shipping line from the Columbia River down to San Francisco and to the Orient. When he died he reportedly left an estate of 53 million dollars. Accompanying this rifle is a book Highways of Progress by James J. Hill (1910), a 2-volume set The Life of James J. Hill by Joseph Gilpin Pyle (1917) and a paperback book James J. Hill / Empire Builder of the Northwest by Michael P. Malone (1996). CONDITION: Extremely fine, possibly unfired. Bbl and magazine tube retain about all of their bright original factory blue with a light spot from a rack storage and another small spot of flaking with a few scattered pinpoints of surface rust. Receiver, forend cap and buttplate also retain virtually all of their original silver plating and most of the screws retain generous amounts of their original bright blue. Lever retains about 50% original gold plating with the balance a medium patina. Trigger and hammer retain about 85-90% gold plating. Wood is sound with a few scattered surface nicks and scratches and a series of small bruises on the right side of the forearm with some finish flaking near the right side of the top tang. Otherwise it retains most of its beautiful bright piano varnish finish. Loading gate retains most of its bright niter blue. Mechanics are crisp with a brilliant shiny bore. Case is sound with numerous small grain checks in the lid and faded interior with moderate wear around the areas of the sights and hammer. Boxes are mostly intact with light to moderate soil and some wear. An extraordinary rifle in exceptionally fine condition worthy of the highest level of collector. 4-52482 JR745 (75,000-125,000) Click here to learn more...
*RARE MARLIN MODEL 94 TRAPPER CARBINE. Cal. 44-40. SN 429499. Rare 15" carbine with full-length magazine, square base front sight and carbine ladder rear sight. The receiver has a staple and ring in the left side and the ring has been wrapped with tape. It has uncheckered American walnut wood with straight stock and carbine buttplate. Accompanied by an original Treasury Dept. Form 4467, dated November 29, 1968, identifying this rifle and registering it to Mr. Owens. This carbine is now considered a curio & relic. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 90-92% original blue, thin over the forearm area and a spot or two further up the bbl. Receiver retains 85-90% original blue, thinned on the sides and with a small, cleaned area on the bottom. Lever retains 20-25% case colors with the balance turned silver. Buttplate retains 70-75% original blue. Wood is sound with numerous small nicks, dings and handling marks and retains most of an old amateur re-varnish. Fine mechanics, strong bright bore with light pitting toward the chamber end. 4-52479 JR263 (3,000-5,000) Click here to learn more...
*RARE MARLIN MODEL 1893 TRAPPER CARBINE. Cal. 32 H.P.S. (32 Win Spcl.). SN 193230. Rare 15" carbine with full magazine, silver blade square base front sight and carbine ladder rear sight. The receiver has a staple and ring in the left side and it has straight grain walnut wood with straight stock and carbine buttplate. Accompanied by a Treasury Dept. Form 4467, dated November 29, 1968, identifying this rifle and registering it to Mr. Owens. This carbine is now considered a curio & relic. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains about 90% dull original blue and the magazine tube is a light blue/brown patina. Receiver retains traces of silvered case hardening, otherwise is a silver/gray patina. Stock has a pin through the wrist and the forearm has a hairline crack and overall retains a smooth hand polished patina. A couple of the smaller screws are battered. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-52480 JR264 (2,000-3,500) Click here to learn more...
*MARLIN MODEL 1893 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 30-30. SN A7567. Standard carbine with 20" bbl, square base German silver front sight and carbine ladder rear sight. It has two bbl bands with case colored receiver and nicely figured American walnut stock and forearm with straight grip and carbine buttplate. The left side of the receiver has a staple and ring. The ring has been wrapped with string. CONDITION: Extremely fine, about new. Retains virtually all of its original factory finish to both metal and wood. Case colors are brilliant on the receiver and tangs, slightly faded on the lever. Buttplate retains about 90% original bright blue. Wood has minor handling & storage nicks. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52756 JR461 (1,500-2,500) Click here to learn more...
*SCARCE STEVENS HIGH POWER LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 32 Rem. SN 3010. Outwardly resembles a Marlin with 22" rnd bbl, German silver blade front sight and flat top rear sight. The wood is nicely figured American walnut, uncheckered with straight stock and unusual checkered crescent buttplate without a tang. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 93-95% original blue turning plum. Balance of the metal retains about 95-96% strong bright original blue. Wood is sound with light handling and use marks and retains most of its original varnish. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-52764 JR459 (400-700) Click here to learn more...
MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal 44 RF Henry. SN 733. Early first model Henry, 24-xxx/xxx" oct bbl with integral magazine tube. It has a German silver front sight blade and 1,000 yard first type Henry ladder rear sight. The receiver has the early style dovetail through the top flat and the early style rounded heel brass buttplate with trap, which contains an original 4-pc hickory and iron-wiping rod. The serial number appears on the left side of the lower tang under the wood, in the top tang channel and inside the tang of the buttplate, as well as on all of the buttstock screws. Accompanied by a letter to Thomas E. Hall, Curator of the Winchester Museum, from F.P.L. Mills dated May 29, 1953 wherein he describes this rifle. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl and magazine tube retain 85-90% strong bright original blue with light muzzle and sharp edge wear, some minor thinning on the side flats. Receiver is crisp with sharp edges and retains a beautiful medium mustard patina. Buttstock is sound and retains 97-98% strong bright original varnish with minor handling and use marks and a few small nicks and light bruises. Lever retains traces of case colors in the sheltered areas, being mostly a light patina. Hammer retains about 50% case colors with brilliant spots on the sides, dark elsewhere. Mechanics are crisp and it has a bright shiny bore with a few spots of light pitting. 4-52447 JR241 (30,000-60,000) Click here to learn more...
EXTREMELY RARE VOLCANIC CARBINE WITH DETACHABLE STOCK. Cal. 41. SN: 427 including a matching number on top of the buttplate. 16-3/8" octagonal bbl, marked "& ANIC / REPEATING ARMS CO. / PATENT NEW HAVEN CONN. FEB. 14.1854". This marking is applied with 5 different stamps. The first 2 are very light and only partially readable. The bolt retains both prongs of the firing pin/extractor. The rear sight appears to have been casehardened. CONDITION: Smooth dark patina on the brass frame and buttplate. 50% blue mixed with light to moderate pitting on the bbl. Light pitting on the lever and attaching iron. Mechanically fine. Wood retains about 95% of the original varnish with gouges at the rear from the attaching pin. 4-52454 FS84 (10,000-15,000) Click here to learn more...
EXTREMELY RARE SCABBARD/HOLSTER FOR VOLCANIC CARBINE. 26" overall, brown leather case with closing strap. Came with 16" Volcanic pictured above. There are no markings. CONDITION: Light scuffing overall. Seam is about xxx/xxx unsewn with some restitching on the balance. Belt loop hanger is torn off and missing. Has two compartments inside, one for the stock that extends about 14" with the gun going the full length. 4-52467 FS322 (3,000-5,000) Click here to learn more...
lly from Claremont and Henry s great-grandson owned the farm on which the sale was held. CONDITION: Mellow patina on the brass. Octagonal portion of the bbl appears to have a Damascus pattern. Round part is a rust/brown. There is bright blue on the sides of the hammer and traces of color on the lever, which is mostly a rust/brown patina. Grips are worn at the high spots and left one has a crack at the heel. Both retain about 90% of the varnish. Mechanically excellent. 4-52466 FS85 (15,000-25,000) Click here to learn more...
NEW HAVEN ARMS VOLCANIC NO. 1 POCKET PISTOL. Cal. 31. SN 17. Fine little pistol with 3-xxx/xxx" oct bbl with integral magazine tube. It has a tiny pinch blade front sight with fixed rear sight and 2-pc walnut grips. The receiver is very nicely engraved with flowing foliate arabesque patterns with a blank riband on the left side and full coverage engraving on the right. CONDITION: Fine. All visible numbers are matching including the lever, grips, sideplates and bolt. Bbl and magazine tube retain 15-20% original blue, bright and strong next to the frame and in the gullets with the balance a blue-gray patina with light surface pitting. Frame has nice corners and edges with some extremely light wear and a small nick or two and overall retains a medium dark mustard patina. Grips are fine and retain 85-90% original varnish. Magazine spring is broken and about half missing. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with scattered pitting. 4-52453 JR529 (6,000-10,000) Click here to learn more...
NEW HAVEN ARMS VOLCANIC CARBINE. Cal. 41. SN K283. Fine volcanic carbine, 21" oct bbl with integral magazine tube, German silver front sight blade with receiver mounted sheet metal adjustable rear sight. It has very nicely grained checkered walnut stock with straight grip and crescent brass buttplate with faceted tang. The receiver is very nicely engraved with arabesque patterns on the sides with a sunburst & flower at the rear edges. The top of the receiver is also engraved which extends down over the top tang. The serial number is on the left side of the lever, right side of the lower tang, on the wood, under the buttplate tang and inside the buttplate tang. All of the stock screws and buttplate screws also bear the complete serial number. The assembly number, "3010", appears on the left side of the lower tang and inside each of the side plates. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain a dark plum/brown patina with some silvered areas in the gullets. Receiver has lightly worn edges with crisp engraving and traces of original nickel finish, strong on the bottom of the receiver. Lever and hammer are a dark brown patina. Buttstock is sound with a large rub on each side and usual handling and use marks and retains 93-95% original bright varnish. Mechanics are fine with a strong bore with lots of shine and scattered heavy pitting. 4-52465 JR253 (12,500-17,500) Click here to learn more...
RARE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 38058. Fine early Winchester marked rifle with 24-1/4" oct bbl, full magazine, Beach s front sight and fixed rear sight. It also has a mid-range tang sight. It is fitted with highly figured American walnut stock and forearm and brass buttplate with trap. The receiver, forend cap and buttplate tang are beautifully engraved in typical Ulrich style with full coverage side panels and Moorish designs in the front recesses of the receiver. The engraving consists of fine foliate and arabesque patterns with three arches at the front edge on the left side plate and an open panel on the left sideplate. The right side engraving is nearly identical with a smaller open panel in the center. The top of the receiver is also engraved which extends down over the top tang. The forend cap is simply engraved in a foliate pattern and the buttplate tang with a simple geometric pattern. All of the engraving has a very fine punch dot background. No signature was observed. The stock and forend cap are fitted with factory sling swivels. Accompanied by an undated letter to Mr. Owens from Larry Jones of Denver, CO transferring a small piece of typewritten paper and a hand written note from Mr. Graham Mott. The hand written note is addressed to Larry and apologizes for a delay in getting "some history on the Winchester 66". The typewritten note indicates that Mr. Mott s ancestor, who appears to have been his great-grandfather, purchased this rifle while residing in Chicago. The rifle was passed down through the family until 1944 when it came into the possession of Graham Mott from whom Mr. Jones purchased it and subsequently sold it to Mr. Owens in 1992. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 93-95% glossy original blue with a small chemical stain near the front sight and some light muzzle and edge wear. Receiver has slightly worn edges with the engraving still fine and crisp. Wood is sound with minor nicks and scratches and retains most of its fine original oil finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with lots of shine and scattered light pitting. 4-52456 JR246 (30,000-50,000) Click here to learn more...
RARE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 21225. Early Henry marked  66 with 24-1/4" oct bbl, full magazine, half-nickel front sight and Henry style ladder rear sight. It has nicely grained American walnut wood, uncheckered with straight stock and crescent brass buttplate with trap, which contains a 4-pc iron and brass-wiping rod. The receiver, forend cap and buttplate tang are very nicely engraved in Nimschke style with about 60% coverage beautiful arabesque patterns and has identical panels on both sides of the receiver with Nimschke s trademark demon head incorporated into the engraving. The engraving has fine punch dot background. The top of the receiver is typically engraved in Nimschke style, which extends around the hammer slot and down the top tang. The carrier has the rare engraved marking "44 CAL.". The brass parts are factory gold plated with some nickel showing through. It is fitted with factory sling swivels. Accompanied by seven pages of letters, correspondence between a Mr. F.P.L. Mills and Thomas E. Hall, curator of the Winchester Firearms Museum, some of which discusses this rifle. All are dated May to September 1953. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 85-90% strong bright original blue with muzzle and edge wear and a few scattered spots of light rust. Magazine tube retains 92-93% original blue. Receiver retains generous amounts of original gold plating and has fine crisp edges with a few scattered, very minor nicks and scratches and a few peen marks on the carrier. Forend cap and buttplate retain traces of original plating. Wood is sound with minor nicks, scratches and bruises with a small gouge on the forearm and both stock and forearm retain most of their original bright piano varnish finish. Mechanics are fine with a strong bright bore and light pitting. 4-52455 JR245 (30,000-50,000) Click here to learn more...
ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 127067. Rare engraved carbine with 20" bbl, full magazine, integral front band and sight with 2-position flip rear sight and a staple and ring in the left side of the receiver. It has uncheckered wood, straight stock and carbine buttplate with trap containing a 3-pc brass and iron-wiping rod. The receiver, upper & lower tangs and buttplate tang are engraved in typical Ulrich patterns with about 60% coverage, beautiful arabesque patterns, surrounding a round vignette of a standing elk on the left side and an open scroll like panel on the right side. It has straight-line borders and punch dot background with a fine scallop and dot border around the front and back edges. The top of the receiver, top tang, buttplate tang and tip of the lower tang are engraved to match. The metal is entirely nickel-plated. The factory letter from the Cody Firearms Museum verifies these features and shows that it was shipped February 25, 1876. CONDITION: Very fine. Metal retains what appears to be a very old, probably factory, re-nickel finish. Hammer, trigger, lever, loading gate and bolt appear to have original nickel plating and the lever has several spots of moderate to heavy pitting. Receiver has exposed brass on the lower edges and at the edge of the front scallops. There is a small spot of pitting on the magazine tube. Otherwise it retains most of this fine plating. Wood is sound with a couple of heavy gouges by the toe and some light gouges on the comb, otherwise retains a dark hand rubbed finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-52538 JR283 (15,000-30,000) Click here to learn more...
WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 20652. Very rare full nickel-plated rifle with 24-xxx/xxx" oct bbl, full magazine, usual front sight with Henry ladder rear sight. The bbl has Henry patent markings and King patent markings. The forend cap and buttstock are fitted with factory sling swivels and it has a crescent buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains about 90% strong milky original nickel-plating with scattered spots of brown patina showing through. Magazine tube retains 95-96% strong original nickel plating. Receiver has a xxx/xxx" spot over the chamber area and another back of the hammer, otherwise retains most of its dull original nickel. Forend cap and buttplate also retain most of their original nickel. Forend cap screw and buttplate screws are battered. Magazine band pin is missing. Wood is sound and retains most of a very fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine with brilliant shiny bore. 4-52540 JR285 (10,000-20,000) Click here to learn more...
VERY RARE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 134957. Wonderful full nickel plated, Ulrich engraved musket with 27" rnd bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug, early 900 yard ladder rear sight, known as the "Baker" sight. It has full magazine with walnut stock and xxx/xxx-length forearm. It has three bbl bands with the middle having a sling loop with corresponding musket base and sling loop in the buttstock. The receiver is beautifully engraved in typical Ulrich fashion with the vignette of a standing elk on the left side surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with a flower in the center of scrolls on each side. The right side has only foliate arabesque patterns and the top of the receiver, behind the hammer, tip of the lower tang, buttplate tang and mirror image patterns by the lifter are engraved to match and all have very fine punch dot background. No signature was observed in or around the engraving, but this exact rifle is pictured, in color, on page 93 of Winchester Engraving by R.L. Wilson wherein he has identified it as Ulrich engraved. Also pictured on page 110 of THE WINCHESTER BOOK by Madis is an identical musket with serial number 134958, which is consecutive to this rifle. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this musket including nickel finish and engraving and indicates that it was shipped March 24, 1877 with 345 other arms to order #8365. Also accompanying is an original Winchester socket bayonet without scabbard. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 93-95% strong bright original nickel-plating with some minor losses on the magazine tube and a spot or two on the bbl. Upper and lower tangs and rear edges of the receiver have some slight pimpling to the nickel. Right front flat of the receiver has some scattered flaking exposing the brass underneath. There are other small spots of pimpling around the receiver. Loading gate retains about 60% original nickel and the buttplate 85-90%. Wood is sound with the forearm having two or three deep bruises and a couple of scratches with a dark oil stained patina. Buttstock retains most of an old refinish. Left rear side of the receiver has about a xxx/xxx" nick. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Bayonet retains 80-90% bright original polish with some pitting on the socket and fine etching in two spots on the blade. 4-52539 JR284 (15,000-25,000) Click here to learn more...
WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. Cal. 44 RF Henry. SN 133088. Standard musket with 27" rnd bbl, Baker sights, which consist of square base front sight/bayonet lug and musket ladder rear sight. It has xxx/xxx-magazine with three bands, the middle of which has a sling loop with corresponding loop in the butt stock. The wood is straight grain American walnut with xxx/xxx-length forearm and straight stock with brass buttplate with trap that contains a 4-pc original brass and iron-wiping rod. There is xxx/xxx" diameter cartouche by the left heel that contains the initials "AOS". There is also a small riband on the bottom of the stock below the lower tang with the same initials. No indication what these cartouches signify. Accompanied by an original blued socket bayonet. Also accompanied by a Winchester Museum card identifying this musket and indicating that it was shipped December 20, 1876. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 85-90% original factory blue with scattered light surface rust. Receiver has sharp edges with only minor nicks and scratches and retains a medium mustard patina. Forearm is cracked near the tip, otherwise the wood is sound showing moderate to heavy wear with a scrape by the right bbl channel and usual handling and use marks and retains a dark hand rubbed patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some minor orange peel pitting near the chamber end. Bayonet retains 20-30% blue with light surface pitting and patina. 4-52922 JR399 (4,000-7,500) Click here to learn more...
BEAUTIFUL ENGRAVED DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 35211. Engraved in 1 of 1000 style, this beautiful rifle has a 24" oct bbl, full magazine, globe front sight and early style semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. It has very beautiful, about 3X, shell grain walnut wood with early style checkered forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate with trap that contains an original 4-piece brass & iron wiping rod. The receiver has a screwed-on dust cover rail and impressed thumb print dust cover. The receiver is engraved with beautifully detailed Ulrich style foliate arabesque patterns with about 65-70% coverage. The left sideplate has a presentation panel with the faint outline of an engraved name. When Mr. Owens purchased this rifle the name was still present, but when he went to pick it up, the family had sanded away the name, reportedly to prevent the family name from being disclosed. He had the sideplate re-case colored to match the rest of the original receiver colors. The right sideplate has the vignette of a leaping stag; fine arabesque patterns extend about 2-xxx/xxx" up the bbl and about another 1-xxx/xxx" at the muzzle. The forend cap is lightly engraved on each side and it has a mirror image shell pattern on the carrier and bottom of the receiver. The serial number is surrounded by an arabesque ribbon and the heel of the buttplate, along with the dust cover and top tang also have light patterns. Accompanied by a Winchester Gun Museum letter fully identifying this rifle with engraving, "new peep and globe sights" and indicating shipment on July 14, 1879. CONDITION: Very fine, as noted. Bbl retains about 90% original blue with some light rust spotting and one area of deep pitting about the middle. Magazine tube retains about 60% blue with several spots of pitting and some crusty rust near the muzzle end. Receiver and sideplates retain most of their case colors, original except the left sideplate, strong and bright in the sheltered areas, fading to silver elsewhere. Lever retains about 75% case colors, bright and strong in the sheltered areas. Hammer retains about 90% colors. Wood is sound and retains most of a very old restored finish with usual light handling and use marks and a series of gouges on the right wrist. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some fine spotting. 4-52461 JR738 (25,000-40,000) Click here to learn more...
BEAUTIFUL SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE 2ND MODEL WINCHESTER 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 44243. Outstanding  73 with 24-1/4" oct to rnd bbl, button magazine, ivory bead front sight and short, semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. It has very nicely figured 2X wood with early style forearm checkering toward the rear end and black fleur-de-lis insert pistol grip stock with smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle as is and indicating shipment on February 9, 1880 with four other arms to order #18922. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains 96-98% strong bright original blue with only very minor muzzle and sharp edge wear. Receiver retains most of its original case colors, muted on the sideplates and forward flats, turning silver toward the back edges with some slight losses on the right side. Lever retains 60-70% bright case colors with the balance dark patina and light surface rust. Hammer retains most of its dark case colors and the buttplate about 70% thin bright blue. Wood is sound with a few scattered light nicks and scratches, a small gouge on the right side of the buttstock and a couple of small bruises, otherwise retains most of its bright original piano varnish finish with a touch of oil staining by the receiver. Dust cover retains 92-93% bright blue. Crisp mechanics and brilliant shiny bore. 4-52553 JR299 (20,000-35,000) Click here to learn more...
RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 157545. Beautiful deluxe rifle with 24-1/4" oct bbl, full magazine, gold washed Beach s combination front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and a Winchester 62B tang sight with original pin in the upper tang. It is fitted with single set trigger and wonderfully figured, about 4X, checkered American walnut wood with "H" style checkered forearm and black fleur-de-lis insert pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate with trap. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle as having been shipping April 14, 1885. It is originally listed with a 26" bbl and set trigger and was changed to 24" bbl April 4, 1885. No mention is made of the deluxe wood or special sights, however the set trigger is listed. This surely is an oversight in the records as there is little doubt that the way we find this rifle today must be how it left the factory. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong bright original factory blue and the front sight about 90% of its gold wash. Magazine tube retains 93-95% original blue, turning plum with some light scratches and a spot or two of light rust. Receiver and sideplates retain most of their original factory case colors, faded on the left side, much brighter on the right side and brilliant in the sheltered areas. Lever retains most of its case colors, faded on the outer edges. Hammer about 90% bright case colors and the buttplate mottled dark case hardening. Wood is sound and retains about 95% strong bright original piano varnish finish with a few light nicks and scratches and a rub at the right heel. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-52552 JR298 (20,000-30,000) Click here to learn more...
FINE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 30863. Fine early 2nd model with screwed on dust cover rail and impressed thumb print dust cover. It has 24-xxx/xxx" oct to rnd bbl, half nickel front sight and short semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. It has 2to3X American walnut wood with early style checkered forearm and straight stock with crescent steel buttplate with trap. From the F. P. L. Mills collection, #69 on his estate inventory. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl retains 93-95% strong original blue, and the receiver 70-75% faded case colors with the balance turning silver. Forearm has a repaired crack by the left bbl channel, otherwise the wood is sound. Forearm retains most of a dark partially restored finish and the buttstock, 92-93% strong bright original piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few spots of light pitting. 4-52554 JR300 (12,500-17,500) Click here to learn more...
ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 62000. 2nd model carbine with full nickel plating and $xxx2.50 engraving. It has 20" bbl, full magazine, Baker square base front sight and 2-position flip rear sight. It has about 2X fancy wood with straight stock and carbine buttplate with trap. The left side of the receiver has a staple and ring. The engraving is in Ulrich style 10, consistent of a small vignette of a deer on the left side plate surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with Ulrich s trademark flower blossom in the center. The right side is simply foliate arabesque patterns. The receiver, dust cover and buttplate tang have light flourishes of arabesque patterns. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this carbine with "fancy stock, full nickel" and "$xxx2.50 engraving" and indicating shipment November 29, 1880. CONDITION: Fair. Overall retains 60-70% old re-nickel finish with some fine pitting on the bbl and magazine tube, heavier on the left side of the receiver with deep pitting on the right side. Magazine cap screw and bbl band screw are missing. Dust cover screw and tang screws are changed. Mechanics are a little loose but functional, strong dark bore. 4-52875 JR385 (5,000-10,000) Click here to learn more...
*WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 570900. Standard musket with 30" rnd bbl, Baker square base front sight/bayonet lug and musket ladder rear sight. It has three bbl bands with integral sling loop on the middle band and corresponding base and loop on the butt stock. The wood is straight grain American walnut with full-length forearm, straight stock and musket buttplate with trap containing 5-pc all iron-wiping rod. Accompanied by an original blued Winchester socket bayonet without scabbard. CONDITION: Extremely fine, probably unfired. Bbl retains 96-97% strong bright original blue with a few scattered spots of crusty rust pitting. Receiver retains 96-97% bright original factory blue with a couple of spots of moderate pitting and a series of scratches on the right sideplate. Lever retains about 70% bright case colors with the balance fading to gray. Hammer retains most of its brilliant case colors and the buttplate about 85% colors. Wood is sound with several deep bruises on the right side of the buttstock and other minor nicks and scratches and retains most of its factory original oil finish. Crisp mechanics and brilliant shiny bore. Bayonet is near new. 4-52551 JR296 (3,000-5,000) Click here to learn more...
WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 173340. Standard grade rifle with 24-xxx/xxx" extra weight rnd bbl, full magazine, half-nickel front sight and "1876" marked ladder rear sight. It has straight grain uncheckered American walnut wood with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap containing a 4-piece iron and brass-wiping rod. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, as new, retaining virtually all of its original bright factory finish to both metal and wood with a few scattered tiny nicks on the metal and the beginning of striation lines on the receiver and sideplates. Lever and hammer retain most of their original case colors, slightly faded on the lever, brilliant on the hammer. Buttplate has traces of case colors. Wood is exceptionally fine with only a few minor nicks and a few small dings on the right side and retains virtually all of its brilliant factory piano varnish finish. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. 4-52550 JR295 (10,000-20,000) Click here to learn more...
RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 CUTAWAY RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF. NSN. This extremely rare rifle is a full and complete cut away of a second model rifle. It has 11-xxx/xxx" bbl with corresponding length magazine tube, full-length rifle forearm and buttstock with crescent steel buttplate with trap. The entire rifle appears to have been nickel plated at one time with strong nickel remaining on the carrier, lower tang, hammer and internal parts. The cut away sections are all on the left side and completely expose the internal workings of the receiver, magazine tube, bore and chamber as well as the stock and trap area of buttplate. The hammer spring, screw and tension screw are missing. CONDITION: Good. Metal retains traces of nickel-plating in the very sheltered areas, stronger in the aforementioned areas with the balance of the metal a dark brown patina. Wood is sound, missing a chip by the lower tang and another at the heal and retains 60-70% varnish on the stock and 40%+ on the forearm. Buttstock has three small holes on the right side and the forearm and gouge, otherwise, normal use and handling marks. 4-52408 JR207 (5,000-10,000) Click here to learn more...
WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). SN 256605. Standard carbine with 20" bbl, Baker front sight and "1873" marked carbine ladder rear sight. The receiver has a staple and ring in the left side and it has straight grain wood with a straight stock and carbine buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain about 95% original finish, strong and bright on the bbl, slightly thinned on the magazine tube. Receiver retains 88-90% original blue, slightly dulled with light surface rust pitting, mostly on the right side. Wood is sound with numerous light nicks and scratches and retains generous amounts of original finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with scattered light pitting. 4-52562 JR307 (5,000-10,000) Click here to learn more...
WINCHESTER 1ST MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 19463. Standard grade rifle with 24-xxx/xxx" rnd bbl, full magazine, blue blade Rocky Mountain front sight with platinum line and carbine ladder rear sight. It has the first style receiver with impressed thumb print mortised dust cover. It has factory sling swivels and the wood is uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. It appears that this rifle was returned to Winchester and a later production bbl was installed and now bears the "WP" proof on bbl and receiver. It also appears that it was refinished at the time. The magazine cap is from a button magazine. Accompanied by a copy of the Cody Firearms Museum yellow sheet identifying this rifle as being shipped on August 19, 1876. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 95-97% strong bright factory blue. Receiver retains 85-90% thin factory refinished blue. Wood is sound with numerous small nicks, scratches and dings and a few small gouges on the stock and retains most of its old refinish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Would make an outstanding cowboy action shooter. 4-52873 JR375 (6,000-10,000) Click here to learn more...
SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SMALL BORE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 22 Short. SN 356229. Standard grade rifle with 24-xxx/xxx" oct bbl, full magazine, Sheard front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. The wood is uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate. The dust cover screw is a replacement. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 88-90% original blue turning plum with scattered spots of light surface rust. Magazine tube is mostly a blue brown patina with bright blue in the sheltered areas. Receiver retains 93-95% bright original blue with light edge wear and some thinning over the top and bottom. It has light scratches and scattered pinpoints of light rust. Lever retains traces of original case colors and the hammer about 85% faded case colors. Wood is sound with oil stained wrist and normal handling and use nicks and scratches with a long scratch and a small gouge on the forearm. Forearm has a fine hand rubbed patina and the buttstock retains about 70% bright original varnish. Bore has a curious chamfer in the muzzle and the bore is somewhat worn with light pitting. 4-52868 JR370 (4,000-8,000) Click here to learn more...
WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 224152. Standard grade rifle with 24-xxx/xxx" oct bbl, full magazine, Rocky Mountain front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. The bbl is of a later vintage with the caliber marking on the left top flat, apparently to accommodate the proof mark, which is now present, indicating that it was returned to the factory and the bbl probably replaced at that time. It has straight grain walnut wood with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl and magazine tube retain about 95% strong bright factory blue with a spot of touch up on the bbl where some nicks were dressed out. Receiver retains 88-90% strong original blue with the balance a dark patina and light to moderate surface rust. It is possible the entire rifle was refinished when it was returned as the tang markings are thin. Wood is sound with light handling and use marks and retains most of its fine factory finish. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-52563 JR308 (3,000-6,000) Click here to learn more...
VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 SMOOTHBORE RIFLE. Cal. 50 Express (50-95). SN 5653. Standard grade rifle completely unmarked except for the serial number with 24-xxx/xxx" rnd bbl, full magazine, German silver bead front sight and half moon modified short semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges. It has impressed thumb print dust cover with screwed on rail. The receiver and sideplates have high polished glossy finish and the carrier is gold plated. It is fitted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut wood with straight stock and smooth steel shotgun buttplate. It has a zinc tag stamped number "134" attached to the lever. This is an original tag from the Winchester factory collection and this rifle is listed, as is, in the Winchester Factory Collection book. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new, possibly unfired, retaining virtually all of its original factory finish to both metal and wood. Receiver has a few minor scratches and the wood a few very minor storage and handling nicks and dings. Case colors on the lever and hammer are brilliant and the buttplate has high polish blue. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52549 JR294 (20,000-35,000) Click here to learn more...
RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. Cal. 45-75. SN 4646. Very rare musket with 32" rnd bbl, Baker sights, which consists of a solid square base front sight/bayonet lug and a 900-yard ladder rear sight. It has impressed thumb print dust cover with screwed on rail. It is fitted with straight grain uncheckered American walnut wood, having a full-length forearm with an original iron, slotted-head ramrod in a groove on the left side. It has a straight stock with musket/carbine buttplate without trap. An original Winchester socket bayonet accompanies it. Also accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this musket with Baker sights and indicating shipment on May 19, 1879 with nine other arms to order 15473. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 94-96% strong bright original blue with light wear from the bayonet at the muzzle, some scratches on top of the bbl and a rub spot just above the rear sight. Receiver retains 96-98% strong bright original blue with only minor sharp edge wear, a scrape around the sideplate screw head and a few minor pinpoints of rust. Dust cover has flaked to about 50%. Lever retains 60-70% muted mottled case colors and the hammer about 90%. Buttplate retains about 60% case colors, bright on the tang. Wood is sound with very minor handling and storage marks and a few dings on the forearm and retains most of its original bright oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Bayonet retains most of its original bright metal finish with scattered spots of surface discoloration. 4-52548 JR293 (20,000-35,000) Click here to learn more...
RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 50 Express (50-95). SN 35144. Very rare express rifle with 24-xxx/xxx" rnd bbl, ivory bead Lyman front sight, short semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges and a Lyman tang sight. It has button magazine with factory sling swivels and beautiful highly figured checkered 3-4X American walnut wood with straight stock and full-checkered black hard rubber buttplate. Accompanied by a Winchester Factory letter showing shipment from warehouse August 20, 1883, order #5939. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains 96-98% strong bright original blue with only a few very minor small nicks. Receiver and sideplates retain virtually all of their original factory case colors, which have faded to beautiful mellow tones. Lever and hammer also retain most of their original factory case colors, brilliant in the sheltered areas. Wood is sound with minor handling and use marks and a small scrape on the comb, and retains most of its original piano varnish finish. Dust cover retains 95-96% of its original bright blue. Mechanics are fine with brilliant shiny bore. 4-52541 JR286 (20,000-35,000) Click here to learn more...
RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 50 Express (50-95). SN 29756. Rare special order deluxe rifle with 26" oct to rnd bbl, button magazine, ivory bead front sight, short semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges and a Lyman tang sight. It has checkered highly figured, about 4X, American walnut wood with fleur-de-lis black insert pistol grip stock and smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter and yellow sheet identifying this rifle and indicating shipment on November 8, 1882, returned and repaired May 7, 1907. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains 25-30% blue in sheltered areas with the balance a mottled silver/brown patina. Receiver retains traces of original case colors in the very sheltered areas with the sideplates mostly silvered case colors and the receiver mottled silver/gray patina. Wood is sound, showing moderate to heavy wear with numerous small nicks and scratches and retains about 85% original piano varnish finish. Buttplate is moderate to heavily pitted. Dust cover retains about 75% plum blue patina and occasionally will not open with the bolt; otherwise mechanics are fine with a bright shiny bore having some scattered orange peel pitting. 4-52542 JR287 (10,000-20,000) Click here to learn more...
SCARCE EARLY WINCHESTER DELUXE MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-75. SN 8073. Early 2nd model rifle with impressed thumb print dust cover on a screwed on rail. It has 28" oct bbl that has been modified to 16 flats, about the last 16" from the muzzle. It has full magazine with combination front sight and Marlin style long semi-buckhorn rear sight with Lyman tang sight. It is fitted with single set trigger and beautifully grained about 3X checkered American walnut wood. It has the early style checkering toward the back edge of the forearm and a fleur-de-lis black insert pistol grip stock with crescent buttplate with trap. Accompanied by the Cody Firearms Museum yellow sheet identifying this rifle as being shipped on March 11, 1879. CONDITION: Bbl as noted, otherwise very good. Bbl retains 60-70% dull original blue that may clean better. Magazine tube retains an even dark plum/blue patina with light pitting near the muzzle end. Receiver retains 75-80% case colors, bright on the sideplates, muted and fading elsewhere with some light surface rust on the left side. Wood is sound showing moderate to heavy wear and retains most of a fine professionally applied oil finish. Good mechanics, brilliant shiny bore with one or two spots of pitting. 4-52546 JR291 (10,000-20,000) Click here to learn more...
RARE WINCHESTER SPECIAL ORDER 2ND MODEL 1876 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 50 Express (50-95). SN 45759. Beautiful deluxe rifle with 26" oct bbl, button magazine, ivory bead hunting front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman tang sight. It has highly figured, about 4X, checkered American walnut wood with fleur-de-lis black insert, small pistol grip butt stock with full-checkered black hard rubber buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle as it is and stating that it has a "small grip". It was shipped August 12, 1885. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 75-85% plum/blue/brown patina with some rust pitting near the muzzle end that appears to be blood spots. Receiver retains case colors in the very sheltered areas with the balance a mottled silver/brown patina. Lever and hammer retain 25-35% muted case colors. Wood is sound, missing a couple of chips by the top tang with numerous small nicks, dings and scratches and retains about 90% original piano varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some scattered fine pitting. 4-52543 JR289 (15,000-25,000) Click here to learn more...
WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-60. SN 31678. Standard grade rifle with 28" oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and "1876" marked ladder rear sight. It has straight grain uncheckered American walnut wood with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum yellow sheet identifying this rifle as having been shipped October 8, 1883. From the F. P. L. Mills collection, #73 on his estate inventory. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 95-96% strong bright original blue with a few scattered pinpoints of surface spotting. Magazine tube retains 97-98% strong bright original blue and the forend cap about 90% with the balance flaked to brown patina. Receiver retains 94-95% strong bright original blue with light edge wear and a few minor scratches with some scattered pinpoints of rust. Loading gate retains 96-97% bright niter blue. Lever and hammer retain most of their original case colors, dark and faded on the lever, brilliant on the hammer. Buttplate retains 75-80% thin blue. Wood is sound with a few minor nicks and a gouge on the buttstock and a couple of small gouges and dings on the forearm. It retains about 95% original oil finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-52547 JR292 (5,000-10,000) Click here to learn more...
SCARCE NORTHWEST MOUNTED POLICE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 45-75. SN 45348. Full stock carbine with 22" rnd bbl, square base front sight that has been covered with solder and a musket style rear sight. The receiver has a stud and ring in the left side and it is fitted with uncheckered shell grain American walnut wood that has "N.W.M.P." in an arc near the right heel of the butt and the number "APP15" stamped below the lower tang. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this carbine as having been shipped April 18, 1885 "with 299 other Model 1876 s, order Number 20202, to the Northwest Mounted Police". CONDITION: Very good to fine. Metal retains mostly an even dark brown patina with some very fine surface rust on the bbl and traces of original blue on the receiver. Wood is sound, missing a chip by the top tang and shows evidence of having been cleaned a long time ago. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with scattered very fine pitting. 4-52545 JR290 (4,000-7,000) Click here to learn more...
WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 45-75. SN 42992. Full-stock carbine with 22" rnd bbl, square base front sight and short "1876" marked carbine ladder rear sight. It has British proofs on the bbl and receiver and a stud and ring on the left side of the receiver. It has nicely figured American walnut wood with straight stock and carbine buttplate. The forearm has one band secured with a spring keeper and an iron nose cap. The left side of the buttstock has the number "39X" stamped in about xxx/xxx" letters. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum yellow sheet identifying this carbine as having been received in the warehouse January 14, 1885 as a rifle with oct bbl in caliber 40-60, was changed to carbine on June 5, 1885 and shipped December 15, 1885 to work order #3115. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains 93-95% strong original blue with fine surface spotting. Receiver retains 65-70% strong original blue with the balance flaked to a light patina. Loading gate retains virtually all of its original niter blue. Lever and hammer retain most of their original dark case colors, as does the buttplate. Wood is sound and retains most of its original factory varnish with a rubbed spot on the buttstock and a couple of dings on the forearm. Mechanics are crisp with brilliant shiny bore. 4-52544 JR288 (6,000-10,000) Click here to learn more...
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