Fine Sporting Arms Auction | February 4, 2023

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Deeter,
Fine
| February 4, 2023
Guyette &
Inc.
Sporting Arms Auction

Guyette & Deeter, Inc. Fine Sporting Arms Auction

The live auction will be held at the

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum - Steam Boat Building

213 N Talbot St St Michaels, Maryland 21663

The office is open Monday - Friday 9am-5pm for preview leading up to the sale

Friday, February 3, 2023

Welcome party held at our St. Michaels office

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Beer, Wine, and Oysters

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Preview 8:00 AM - 9:30AM Auction 10:00 AM

Absentee, Phone & Online Bidding accepted call 410-745-0485 for arrangements

For free appraisal or informarion contact:

Jon Deeter | jdeeter@guyetteanddeeter.com | 440-610-1768

Zac Cote | zcote@guyetteanddeeter.com | 207-321-8091

Josh Loewensteiner | guns@guyetteanddeeter.com | 704-280-2382

PLEASE NOTE NO AUCTION ITEMS WILL BE AT THE CHESAPEAKE BAY MARITIME MUSEUM WHERE THE AUCTION IS BEING HELD. All auction items will be located at our office, located at 1210 S. Talbot St, St. Michaels, MD 21663, one mile from the auction site.

In a period of unprecedented growth, Guyette and Deeter, The World’s Leading Auction Company for collectible duck decoys and fine sporting art has announced the launch of a fine gun division. The new division will focus on bringing fine sporting arms to market, holding two major auctions per year. The principals at Guyette and Deeter have recruited highly respected industry veterans J. Wes Dillon and Josh Loewensteiner. Both Dillon and Loewensteiner have unparalleled reputations for honesty and expertise and bring a combined 60+ years of experience in the field of high-grade sporting arms to the firm.

The goal of the new division is to bring together a select offering of fine collectible and investment grade sporting guns. The company, well known as the only specialty auctioneer in the decoy and sporting art world that guarantees its descriptions and condition reports, will parlay that same guarantee to its new firearms division. The offerings will be sourced from collections around the country and will be vetted and cataloged by Dillon and Loewensteiner. Guyette and Deeter has also become well known for their exceptional artistic catalogs with superior photography and historical content, which will also carry over into the new gun divisions printed catalogs.

The firm’s inaugural sale will take place February 4th at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels. Guyette and Deeter is kicking things off right as the sale is already being hailed as the finest offering of American Sporting Shotguns, offered in a single session, in the last decade. Headlining the sale are the estate collections of Charlie Hunter of Staunton, Virginia and Alan L. Phillips of Nevada. Both gentlemen had impeccable reputations in the fine sporting gun trade as discriminating buyers and collectors. Also featured is a selection of fine L.C. Smith shotguns from the C. Dean Rasmussen Collection, and a selection of extraordinary big bore fowling shotguns from the Estate Collection of Bernie Liberati. Other special highlights of the sale include a superb and landmark 20 Bore shotgun built by Antony Galazan of Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Co., his first production Boss Action shotgun - Serial Number 1!

Founded in 1984, Guyette and Deeter has sold nearly a quarter of a billion dollars ($250,000,000) in collectible duck decoys, sporting art, and related ephemera. Quality consignments are always welcome for future auctions. Contact the office at (410) 745-0485 to join the company’s mailing list or with any questions about this or future sales.

“’The best thing about hunting and fishing,’ the Old Man said, ‘is that you don’t have to actually do it to enjoy it. You can go to bed every night thinking about how much fun you had twenty years ago, and it all comes back clear as moonlight.’”

Online Bidding Available for All Guyette & Deeter, Inc. Auctions

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Simply go to bid.guyetteanddeeter.com or use the QR code

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Local Lodging

Hotels in St. Michaels, MD: St. Michaels Inn 1228 S. Talbot Street, Saint Michaels, Maryland 21663 Phone: 410-745-333 3

St . Michaels Harbour Inn, Marina & Spa 101 N Harbor Rd St. Michaels, MD 21663 (410) 745-900 1

T he Wildset Hotel 209 N Talbot St St Michaels, MD 21663 (410) 745-8004

Inn at Perry Cabin 308 Watkins Lane St. Michaels, MD 21663 (410) 745-2200

Holiday Inn Express Easton 8561 Ocean Gateway Route 50 Easton, Maryland 21601 (888) 465-4329

Hotels in Easton, MD, 15 minute drive to St. Michaels: Fairfield Inn & Suites Easton 8945 Sunflower Drive Easton, Maryland, USA, 21601 (410) 822-0050

Best Western Plus Easton Inn & Suites 8708 Alicia Drive Easton, Maryland 21601 (410) 822-7100

Hampton Inn Easton 8058 Ocean Gateway Easton, MD, 21601 (855) 213-8217

Hotels in Tilghman Island, MD, 15 minute drive to St. Michaels: Wylder Tilghman Island 21551 Chesapeake House Drive Tilghman, MD 21671 (410) 886-2121

Guyette & Deeter, Inc.

Josh Loewenstein er

F ine Sporting Arms Division Head guns@guyetteanddeeter.com 704-280-2382

Jon & Leigh Ann Deeter

Owner

1210 S Talbot St, Unit A St. Michaels, Md 21663 Tel: 440-610-1768 jdeeter@guyetteanddeeter.com

Lacey & Zac Cote

Owner PO Box 347 Freeport, ME 04032 Tel: 207-321-8091 zcote@guyetteanddeeter.com

Gary Guyette

Founder/Decoy Specialist

St. Michaels, Maryland Tel: 410-745-0485 gary@guyetteanddeeter.com

Mike Stevenson

Graphic Designer

St. Michaels, Maryland Tel: 410-745-0485 michael@guyetteanddeeter.com

Ed Kenney

Merchandise Manager & Shipping

St. Michaels, Maryland Tel: 410-745-0485 shipping@guyetteanddeeter.com

Denise Jarrell Bookkeeper

St. Michaels, Maryland Tel: 410-745-0485 billing@guyetteanddeeter.com

J. Wesley Dillon Firearms consultant 207-592-6875 www.inheritedguns.com

A.J. Smith

Photography St. Michaels, Maryland Tel: 410-745-0485 photography@guyetteand...

Cooper Rossner

Weekly Auction Manager St. Michaels, Maryland Tel: 609-560-8028 cooper@guyetteanddeeter.com

Allison Banks

Auction Coordinator

St. Michaels, Maryland Tel: 410-745-0485 auction@guyetteanddeeter.com

Mike Roberts

Shipping St. Michaels, Maryland Tel: 410-745-0485 ups@guyetteanddeeter.com

Bill Lapointe

New England Decoy Specialist Swansea, Massachusetts Tel: 774-644-9426

Lot 20 Lot 51

Charles S. Hunter, III

A Passion for the Outdoors

We learned of the passing of legendary collector, Charles S. “Charlie” Hunter, III, earlier this year. With the loss comes the inevitable memories of a life well lived. Charlie lived and died in Staunton, Virginia, and will be remembered for his involvement with Ducks Unlimited, staunch support of the NRA, his love of duck hunting, and serving the SPCA, among other local charities. For the collecting community, Charlie will be remembered for his love of the hunt for fine southern decoys, guns and property to use them.

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GUYETTE AND DEETER WOULD LIKE TO MAKE YOUR BIDDING EXPERIENCE AND PARTICIPATION

IN OUR AUCTIONS AS PLEASANT AS POSSIBLE Whether you are bidding live, absentee, or by phone, we ask that before you bid in any manner that you satisfy any and all of your questions, so that you will feel confident in placing bids with us and have all of the information you need. All of the items we offer have been pre-owned, handled, and used. As such, we strongly suggest you call or email us with any inquiries. Contact us 48 hours prior to the Auction to get any questions and/or condition reports on the items that interest you. We will work to answer all questions and additional photo requests but do not guarantee we will be able to do so. Additional content provided in any conversation, written or otherwise, will not be part of the guaranteed condition reports unless expressly stated by the auctioneer from the podium prior to the auction.

THE AUCTIONEER IS THE SOLE DETERMINANT AS TO WHO IS THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER At the Auctioneer’s discretion, an item may be reoffered for sale if a dispute arises. Auctioneer’s sale recording shall be conclusive as to who was the successful purchaser and the purchase price. If there is no apparent interest in an item (at half of the catalog low estimate) or an appreciable opening bid, (when no catalog estimate is printed), the item will be passed from the block by the Auctioneer and will not be re-offered again for sale during this auction. The lot may be available at a later date, after the auction has concluded.

SALES TAX Must be charged to all successful bidders in compliance with all local, State, and Federal laws.

* Maryland residents who do not present a valid ANNUAL RESALE CERTIFICATE at the time of registration will have to pay the current Maryland State sales tax. (6%). NO EXCEPTIONS.

* Under Maryland law, items to be shipped within Maryland will have the tax applied.

* If you reside in the state of Maryland, but maintain an out of state tax number, you must pay sales tax. This is Maryland law.

* Out of State residents. If you are not a Maryland resident, items shipped to some out of state residents may be charged sales tax by your receiving dealer. If your state requires our company to collect the recipient’s state sales tax, we may do so. If we ship your item out of state and are not required to collect the state sales tax, we will not.

BUYERS PREMIUM The buyer’s premium, assessed on each selling lot, is 20% of the hammer price up to and including $1,000,000, plus 15% on any amount in excess of $1,000,000. This amount will be added to the hammer price and collected by the auctioneer. A. For payments made using a credit card, the buyer’s premium is 23% up to and including $1,000,000, plus 18% on any amount in excess of $1,000,000. This amount will be added to the hammer price and collected by the auctioneer.

GUARANTEE AND DESCRIPTIONS We have made a painstaking effort to honestly and accurately catalog and describe the property to be sold. All items in this catalog have guaranteed condition reports. Should the need arise, the auctioneer reserves the right to make verbal corrections and provide additional information from the block at the time of the sale and this additional information will be part of the guarantee. The printed catalog descriptions carry a limited guarantee to protect you against major discrepancies that would have a major effect upon the value of the item. Under no circumstances do we guarantee against anything less than a major discrepancy that would have less than a major effect upon value. Absentee bids may or may not be executed on items that are found to be other than described in the catalog at the auctioneer’s discretion. Since opinions can differ, particularly in the matter of condition, the auctioneer will be sole judge in the matter of refunds. If we fail to identify a major flaw that has a major impact on the value, the auctioneer will absolutely consider a full refund. This guarantee is limited to what you paid for the item from us and not what you expect to get if you had sold it.

Note: It is the sole responsibility of the purchaser to satisfy themselves on the age, authenticity, condition, description, and value of each lot before bidding. This includes all bidders whether they attend the auction in person, bid via absentee, bid via agent, phone, or internet bidding.

DURATION OF GUARANTEE If you bid absentee, by phone, on the internet, or in person and have your item shipped, it is your responsibility to examine the lot immediately upon receipt and notify us of any serious issues. The Auctioneer must be notified of any issues within 2 days of receipt of your items. The guarantee will end 5 days from the date of delivery. Deliver is defined as delivered to your FFL for modern firearms, delivery to your home/business or requested address for antiques and other items in this auction. Therefore, all guarantees on items purchased will become null and void 10 calendar days from the date of shipment. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT IF YOU DO NOT PAY YOUR INVOICE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE AUCTION, YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE GUARANTEE. Payment must be postmarked no later than 30 days after the auction. FOR IN PERSON LIVE AUCTION ATTENDEE BIDDERS It is expected that you have examined the items before you purchased them and that as you pick them up, you will re-examine them one last time. If there is a problem regarding condition, it is expected that you would notify us immediately before leaving the auction facility. Also, please check to make sure all components to your lots are there. All possibility of a refund is null and void once you have left our facility with the item(s).

ONLINE BIDDING PLATFORMS We incorporate several internet bidding services that are provided by separate companies that host our auctions live from their web platforms. They charge our auction company a substantial fee to upload the auction materials to their platforms. Bid.guyetteanddeeter.com. has a 1% charge, other firms generally charge 3% - 5% to the buyer who utilizes their services. This amount is added on to your Buyers Premium on your invoice if you utilize any of the online bidding platforms that carry this auction.

RESERVES Occasionally an item may carry a conservative reserve above one half of the low estimate value. In this instance, the auctioneer retains the right to bid on behalf of the owner up to the reserve price. We will tell you if an item carries a reserve should you inquire. As a general business practice, reserves are usually a fraction of the low estimate and we do not allow reserves above the low estimate.

Consignors Identification is considered confidential unless otherwise stated in the catalog. We will not give out this information unless we have prior approval from the consignor to do so or if the auctioneer deems sharing that information necessary.

PAYMENT All items must be paid for in United States Currency. We accept Cash, pre-approved checks (business or personal), bank checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover & bank wire transfers. All items must be paid for in full before being removed from our facility. All fees associated with the cost of a wire transfer or bank check are those of the purchaser. Buyers must have valid driver’s license when paying by charge cards & checks. Checks are to be pre-approved by auctioneer prior to the auction. We require preapproval at least 2 business days before the start of our auction and will NOT be able to consider approval of checks the day of the auction. A letter of reference from your bank is strongly recommended to those who have never done

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business with us before. The auctioneer reserves the right to hold merchandise purchased by checks that have not been pre-approved until we can see that the check has cleared the bank which is typically 3 business days but could take up to 10 business days. We will hold merchandise purchased by all first-time buyers until the first-time buyer’s check has cleared the bank. (This enables the check to clear the bank and if it does not, then it gives the bank the time to notify us via U.S. mail which can take up to 10 days).

* There will be a $100 fee charged for all returned checks.

* Third party checks are not accepted under any circumstances! NO EXCEPTIONS.

Note: Our goal is to provide best in class service with prompt and careful shipping of your goods. A delay in a buyer’s payment to us, means delay in the shipment of your goods to you. Unfortunately, a delay in shipment to you could mean you lose all possibility of a return and guarantee privilege, so we kindly ask you to please make a prompt payment. The speediest forms of payments are credit cards or bank checks. Personal or Business checks from first time buyers will hold the shipment up for 10 business days until checks have cleared our bank. This bankimposed hold could jeopardize the warranties of the descriptions if the shipment occurs outside of our guarantee period or for other reasons.

AGENTS:

FIREARMS AGENT: You must have an agents letter registered with us before bidding on behalf of someone else on a Modern or Curio firearm. If you are representing some other FFL as an agent you must have the following to qualify:

1) You must have a letter from the FFL Holder you are representing.

2) Your agent letter must be on the company’s letterhead.

3) Must be typed.

4) Must be signed by the responsible person on the FFL.

5) Must be accompanied by a copy of the FFL.

6) Must state that you are an employee for the FFL Holder.

7) Must be dated.

Please Note: If you do not have a “completed” letter with ALL of the above requirements you will not be able to represent another FFL Holder in this capacity- NO EXCEPTIONS!

NON-FIREARMS AGENT: If you are registering or executing a bid for someone else, please bear in mind that you are responsible for the settlement of that account with us regardless of whether the person you’re executing or registering for pays you or not. As stated previously, we do not accept third party checks.

TITLE: The process of passing the title begins upon the fall of the auctioneer’s hammer or when announced as “sold” by the auctioneer. The title will pass once the auctioneer has received the full purchase price and any applicable expenses in clear funds.

* It is then the responsibility of the buyer to make full payment prior to removing the items from the premises.

* It is both the buyer’s risk and expense for removal and must be made at the conclusion of the sale unless other arrangements are made with Guyette and Deeter, Inc. All items to be packaged by the purchaser, unless the items are to be shipped by Guyette and Deeter, Inc. or a third party. Guyette and Deeter, Inc. will provide shipping as outlined in our terms and conditions below.

* If an item(s) cannot be removed on the sale date, storage may be arranged for an agreed amount of time. A fee of $100 per month – per item will be charged for any item(s) being left in our facility longer than 30 days from auction date. ALL ITEM(S) left will be at the purchaser’s risk and will under no circumstances be covered by Guyette and Deeter’s insurance., Guyette and Deeter Inc. is not liable for any damage or loss occurring during storage on behalf of the purchaser. Items will not be released to the purchaser until all storage fees and any other balance due to Guyette and Deeter. is paid in full. Fees continue until the balance has been paid in full.

* IF CONTACT CANNOT BE MADE WITH THE BUYER TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR PAYMENT AND SHIPPING WITHIN 30 BUSINESS DAYS AFTER THE AUCTION THE AUCTIONEER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO OFFER THE ITEM TO THE backup bidder.

A. THE BUYER IS RESPONSIBLE TO HAVE FULL KNOWLEDGE AS TO WHETHER THE ITEM THEY ARE BIDDING ON IS LEGAL FOR THEM TO POSSESS OR IMPORT INTO THEIR RESIDENT STATE OR COUNTRY: If a buyer purchases an item that is either illegal to possess in their resident state or will not be cleared through customs, the buyer is responsible for the purchase and will not be issued a refund. The item determined illegal in their resident state or country will be offered in the next auction and a seller’s commission and restocking fee will be deducted from the proceeds of the sale of the item(s) resold on behalf of the purchaser.

NOTE: Guyette and Deeter Inc. will not change the name or amount on an invoice, or alter any paperwork in any manner for any item.

B. WITHDRAWALS: We reserve the right to withdraw any property before the sale and shall have no liability for such withdrawal. Withdrawal can be made at any time up until the gavel has fallen and the auctioneer has declared the item to be “SOLD”.

ABSENTEE & PHONE BIDS: Absentee bidding is a free service we provide to our customers. Bidding on items shows that you agree with all terms & conditions of bidding.

* We accept Absentee & Phone bids with the condition that bids are communicated clearly and that a lot number & brief description of each lot is written out. PLEASE NOTE: IF A BIDDER MISIDENTIFIES A LOT NUMBER OR ITEM THAT THEY ARE INTERESTED IN BIDDING ON RESULTING IN THE PURCHASE OF THE LOT(S) IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER TO PAY FOR THE PURCHASE EVEN THOUGH S/HE MADE AN ERROR WHEN BIDDING ON THE LOT(S). Guyette and Deeter, Inc. is not responsible for these errors with absentee bids.

* Guyette and Deeter, Inc. shall not be held responsible in any form for any failure to properly execute an absentee or phone bid whether it be due to equipment failure, lack of description on bid form, clerical error, loss of connection or failure to hear or understand the bidder’s directions, etc.

* Absentee and Phone bidders must review their bids for correctness prior to submitting their bid(s) and our phone clerks may ask to confirm them with you as well. We ask that you supply an

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email address when the bids are processed, and you will then be sent a copy of your entered phone and/or absentee bids. Please review this and determine if any corrections should be made. We ask that you notify us immediately with any corrections or changes you may have. Guyette and Deeter, Inc. will not be responsible in any form for errors in absentee bids and/or phone bids.

* If you do not receive confirmation by email/phone within 24 hours of submitting your bids please, contact our office. We ask that all phone and absentee bids be submitted at a minimum of 24 hours prior the auction, bids submitted less than 24 hours prior to the start of the auction may or may not receive an email/phone confirmation and we do not guarantee we can execute phone and absentee bids received less than 24 hours prior to the start of the auction. We want to be sure we have your bids and will do our best to make certain for accuracy in processing all bids. We ask that all bids be made 24 hours prior to the auction.

* Under certain circumstances we may make a verbal correction from the auction block at the time of sale. In this case absentee bids left on an item will be considered void unless we can confer with the bidder prior to the item being sold.

* All absentee and phone bids must be accompanied by a credit card in order to secure bids.

* Invoices will be emailed out within 72 business hours of the end of the final auction day

ABSENTEE BIDDING:

* Absentee bids must be in by the start of the auction. Please try to get them in at least by 5:00 PM EST the day prior to auction. If you wait and place your bids just moments prior to the start of the auction we cannot guarantee that your bids will get placed.

* We do accept +1 bids as well as +2, +3 bids.

* During our auction, our auctioneer accepts bids that end in 0 or 5 only. Bids that are placed in amounts other than those ending in “0” or “5” such as $704.00 or $700.04 will be lowered to the closest amount ending in 0 or 5. We will not raise a bid higher without prior permission from our bidder. Bid advances are taken at the sole discretion of the auctioneer. Miniscule advances generally will not be accepted by the auctioneer and will be turned down. Typical advances are 5% or more of the current bid level, though the auctioneer will be the sole determinate in accepting any advance at any amount.

* A staff member will competitively bid for the absentee bidder. We generally let the audience start the bidding unless there is more than one bid in the auctioneer’s bid book. If there is more than one bid, then the bidding will be started above the under-bidder’s bid. I.E.: We have an absentee bid for $2500 and another competing bid at $3500. The bidding will then start at $2750 and will then be bid competitively to the limit the absentee bidder set. For this reason, it is possible that an absentee bidder may get their item for much less than what they bid. In the case of two bids being the same amount the bidding will start at that amount and the winner shall be the person who submitted their bid to Guyette and Deeter, Inc. first. * Please note: Being the first ABSENTEE BIDDER does not guarantee that you will be the winning bidder if the floor, phone or internet bidding ties during the live auction. The auctioneer is the sole determinant as to who is the successful bidder. The date and time that you submit a bid only determines the winning bidder between two absentee bidders with the same amount.

* We do our best to execute all bids correctly however, errors can be made at times. In the event of an error or omission or failure to properly execute a bid, the auctioneer shall not be held liable in any form.

* All left bids are confidential between the bidder and Guyette and Deeter, Inc, and as such the names of the absentee bidders and the actual bid amounts will never be given shared.

* We cannot accept a bid that does not have a dollar amount associated with it. We suggest that you place a bid substantially higher than the estimate and what you would be comfortable paying for the item, without regard to the pre-auction estimate. We cannot accept a bid with instructions to “just buy the item” under any circumstances.

PHONE BIDDING:

As a courtesy to our auction team, all requests for phone bidding should be made before 5:00 PM EST, prior to the day of the Auction to be sure we can accommodate you within the phone bidding schedule. Phone bids entered after this time can be difficult/impossible for our team to accommodate.

* All bidding by telephone is solely at the risk of the bidder. Guyette and Deeter, Inc. will be in no way responsible for any errors, omissions, missed calls, bids, etc. for any phone bids.

* We reserve the right to reject phone bids on any items for any reason.

* To be a Phone Bidder you must be willing to start an item for 1/2 of the low pre-auction estimate.

* Please note: The employee calling you may be calling from a personal cell phone which does not belong to Guyette and Deeter, Inc. Please do not attempt to contact the telephone line that has contacted you for phone bidding services, the person will likely not answer. If you have any questions during and after the auction, please contact our offices at (410) 745-0485 to reach a staff member. Typically, our phone bidding clerks will try to call you 3-5 lots before the lot(s) you are interested in. If you are a phone bidder on multiple items throughout the auction, there is a high likelihood you will be phone bidding with a number of different staff members throughout the auction.

* During the auction there is a vast amount of information changing hands at a fast pace and the staff member that will be on the phone with you during the auction will be very busy concentrating on the current lot being offered. Our goal is to get your bids executed accurately and expeditiously so as not to miss any item that you are interested in. EMPLOYEES ARE DISCOURAGED FROM DISCUSSIONS DURING THIS TIME SO THAT THEY DO NOT MISS THE ITEM YOU ARE INTERESTED IN. Our employees will be polite and talk to you, but please keep in mind that this could cause them to lose track of your item and consequently miss your bid. We do not want that to happen, so we have asked our employees to keep all conversations courteous, professional, and brief.

* If you would like to add another lot to your bidding, we will TRY to accommodate you but regrettably may not be able to because of other bids that are already arranged in our system and because of time constraints that the bidding clerk may have.

* Emergency Bids: To help ensure that you don’t miss out on an object, some people like to place a cover me bid at the time they make phone bid arrangements. No system is perfect and sometimes it is impossible, for any number of reasons to get through to the client on the telephone. An Emergency Bid is a bid left only with your phone agent. If he/she cannot get through to you on the phone, they will bid up to that amount on your behalf. The only way they execute this Emergency Bid is if they cannot get through to you on the phone. If the phone bidding clerk reaches you by phone, the cover me bid is discarded and you will be bidding live.

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NOTIFICATION OF SUCCESS: Successful bidders are contacted after the auction ends. To expedite the process, we ask that you fill out and send in the “Payment & Shipping” Forms as well as the copy of the FFL or C&R that you intend to use along with your bid sheets. If you are paying by Credit Card for your purchase, please make sure you check the appropriate box for this or remark somewhere on your bid sheet that we are to charge your card for purchases as well as expenses associated with your shipments. If you have done this and included all your paperwork for your items, then your invoice will be expedited to our shipping team and be at the front of the line. We may also attempt to contact bidders via fax, U.S. Mail, email, or other methods.

INTEREST & DEFAULT: Payment is expected immediately following the sale. Any items not paid for within 30 business days of the auction, Guyette and Deeter, Inc. retains the right and will charge the buyers credit card for the total amount due. Interest will be charged on all balances not paid at the rate of 1 1/2% monthly (18% APR) effective 30 days from the date of purchase/auction. Should the buyer not comply with any of the Terms & Conditions of Sale, the damage recoverable from the defaulter shall include any loss arising on the resale of the lot, together with the charges and expenses in respect of both sales as well as any legal or collection fees incurred. Guyette and Deeter, Inc. shall hold any money deposited in partial payment on account of any liability of the defaulted item.

SHIPPING: Guyette and Deeter, Inc. makes every attempt to ship your goods in a timely fashion. Because of the high volume of items being shipped and delays that shipping carriers deal with during various times throughout the year, please allow 2-3 weeks for your items to be delivered after all paperwork and full payment is received and applied. The following is our shipping policy and shipping/handling/box and insurance charges.

SHIPPING CHARGES:

Hard Cases: Upon special request, we may be able to obtain hard cases to ship your guns to you in. The cost of the case will be added to your shipping charges. Hard cases may or may not be available at the time of shipment.

Handling charges: Each item purchased in our auction will be accessed a handling charge prior to shipping. Our shipping department charges an hourly rate as well as costs for material to safely package your item.

Insurance Charges: A rate of 1% of the invoice price will be charged. This covers the Hammer & Buyers Premium only. This does not include shipping, nor does it include what you expected to get for the item if resold.

POLICIES:

All firearms including antiques are shipped with an adult signature required, no exceptions. Multiple winning bids will be combined to save buyer money wherever possible. We reserve the right to not ship an item if we feel that it is too fragile or bulky to be done safely. (i.e. decoys, art, delicate and/or oversized items, etc.)

We are happy to assist you in your shipping needs. Please understand that we will try to expedite your shipment when requested, but we make no guarantee that it can be completed in such a time frame as you may request or in the manner that you may request.

Note: We will not declare an item as something other than what it is. We will not change the title on the invoice, or declare an item to be of lesser value than what was paid for it. NO EXCEPTIONS.

****PLEASE NOTE – If you purchase a modern firearm in our auction, Guyette and Deeter, Inc. will only offer in person 4473 transfers from our office after account settlement to Maryland Residents ONLY. If you are NOT a Maryland Resident and do not have a Federal Firearms License, we will ship the item to a licensee in your resident state. IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER TO PROVIDE A CURRENT VALID COPY OF THE FFL THEY WISH TO HAVE THEIR ITEMS SHIPPED TO.

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IMPORTANT INAUGURAL A. GALAZAN BOSS ACTION 20 BORE O/U SHOTGUN

- SERIAL NUMBER 1. - SN. 1. Certainly the John Browning of our generation, Antony Galazan has made more fine firearms in the last 35 years than any other American Gun Maker of this era. His finest creations are those made under his own name, the “A. Galazan” best quality guns. This gun, his first Boss Action Over/Under marks the start of his successful endeavor to make a best quality hand finished gun in America successfully in the 20th and 21st Century. No doubt successful and incredibly impressive, this gun made with 28” fluid steel barrels, 2-3/4” chambers, that have solid filed top rib. Bbls with single small brass front bead, otherwise unmarked. Finely point pattern checkered Boss style forend with diamond shaped engraved escutcheon and fine English scroll engraved Anson type push button release at muzzle end. Forend iron is blued with fine scroll engraving. Full sidelock casehardened Boss action engraved in rose and scroll pattern with 5 floral bouquets on each lock. Locks engraved with makers name “A. Galazan” in riband at center, forward of the tumbler and fine scroll engraved

throughout by famed engraver Thierry Duguet, and signed “Th. Duguet” just forward of the rolled edge trigger guard bow. Trigger guard bow engraved en-suite with SN “001” on tang. Mounted with a stunning piece of dark highly figured European Walnut with carved tear drops behind locks, and is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with blued fine English scroll engraved heel and toe plates with checkered center. Gun made with single trigger, auto ejectors, and non-auto safety. “SAFE” inlaid in gold in front of “T” shaped safety slide. Top lever is blued and scroll engraved.

WEIGHT: 6lbs 13oz. Bore Diameter: .615(T) .615(B). Bore Restriction: .031(T) .032(B). DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 2-3/8”.

LOP: 14-3/4”. CONDITION - Extremely fine as lightly field used. Gun retains virtually all of its factory original finish on all wood and metal surfaces with only very minor marks from assembly and very limited gunning use. Mechanics are excellent. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Ejectors are in time and trigger functions well. MODERN (27,500 - 42,500)

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Lot 2

WINCHESTER MODEL 23 PIGEON GRADE CUSTOM TWO BARREL SET. - SN: WBS276E Cal. 20 Ga / 28 Ga. This is a 1986-87 limited edition of only 500 shotguns. Each bbl is 25 -1/2” w/white Bradley single bead on the matted solid ribs, and numbered “1” and “2” and have 1-1/2” scroll engraving wedges at the breech ends. The left chamber area of each barrel set is marked “MODEL XXIII- WINCHESTER CUSTOM 2 BARREL HUNTING SET” and choked modified/improved cylinder. Each bbl set with its own beavertail forend. Automatic ejectors. Contoured boxlock action, top lever and trigger guard are engraved in intermediate foliate scrollwork with a gold relief pheasant in a field scene on the left side, a gold relief quail

on the right and a gold relief vignette of John Olin’s Labrador “King Buck” in a punch dot oval. The lower tang is marked “ONE OF 500”. Single gold trigger, tang mounted automatic safety/selector. Pistol grip stock and two matching beavertail forends are of beautiful dark feather crotch walnut w/ checkered fleur-de-lis patterns, engraved metal grip cap, black Winchester recoil pad and vacant gold initial oval. DAC: 1-3/8”; DAH 2-1/4’”; LOP 14”. CONDITION: Excellent. Appears to be As New condition. Some dried cosmoline on bbls and action. Accompanied by the factory original boxes numbered to the gun (No Case). MODERN

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (3,500 - 5,500)

Lot 3

WINCHESTER MODEL 23 CLASSIC # 247 OF 500 28 GAUGE SHOTGUN - SN. CL28247E. Made with 26” Winchester Proof Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have raised matted low profile ventilated top rib with two white beads. Bbl flats with SN and “IC/M” choke markings. Slim beavertail forend checkered in point pattern with triangular ebony tip has push button blued latch release and irons which are lightly scroll engraved. Inside of forearm with SN and is engine turned. Blued receiver is lightly scroll engraved with gold inlaid duck on bottom. Gun made with checkered gold plated SST, auto ejectors and auto safety. Steel capped pistol grip buttstock of nicely figured

American Walnut is checkered in point pattern through the wrist has vacant gold oval towards toe and terminates with a thin black Winchester brand pad. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 5oz. Bore Diameter: .552(Both). Bore Restriction: .008(Rt) .019(L). DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 14-1/2”. CONDITION: Extremely fine and near mint. Retains nearly all factory original finishes to both wood and metal surfaces. Stocks with only very minor impressions. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. MODERN.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (2,000 - 3,000)

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Lot 4

WINCHESTER MODEL 23 CUSTOM QUAIL UNLIMITED # 43 OF 100 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN - SN. PWK012550E. Made with 27” Monobloc bbls, 3” chambers, low profile matted ventilated top rib with two white beads and factory Win-chokes. Slim beavertail forend with lightly engraved push-button latch release is checkered in point pattern. Coin finished boxlock receiver hand engraved with mountain quail in woods scene on left, two pointers in field scene on right and shaded floral scroll throughout. Bottom of receiver engraved in banner at head “FOURTH GRAND SLAM”. At center there is a shield engraved “QUAIL UNLIMITED” with a well detailed flying quail and an outline of the USA. On bottom of shield in banner “43/100”. Right side of trigger signed “BOTTEGA C. GIAVANELLI”. Trigger guard with floral scroll on bow

and at tang. Gun made with gold plated SST, auto ejectors and auto safety. Blued steel capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a black Old English pad. Bbls with factory choke tubes installed. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 15oz. . Bore Diameter: .735(Both). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Extremely fine and near mint showing very little use. Retains nearly all of its factory original finishes to all metal and wood surfaces with only very minor handling marks. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. MODERN.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (1,250 - 1,750)

Lot 5

WINCHESTER MODEL 23 PIGEON GRADE XTR LIGHTWEIGHT 20 GAUGE SHOTGUN - SN. PWK203415. Made with 25-1/2” fluid steel bbls, 3” chambers, made with low profile matted ventilated top rib with twin white beads. Rear portion of rib engraved “PIGEON GRADE”. Bottom of Mono-bloc construction bbls with choke markings imp. cyl./mod. Beavertail forend checkered in point pattern on side with lightly scroll engraved irons. Coin finished action. Game scene engraved on sides with scroll and pigeon on trigger plate. Gun made with SST, auto ejectors and auto safety. Trigger guard scroll engraved on bow. Nicely figured

straight grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a thin Winchester brand pad. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 15oz. DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-3/8”. LOP: 14-1/2”. CONDITION: Extremely fine as lightly field used. Retaining nearly all of its metal finish. Stocks are sound with a couple of light impressions and rub marks. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. These Model 23 graded guns are becoming increasingly more collectable and make fine field companions. MODERN.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (1,500 - 2,500)

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BEAUTIFUL AND RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 21-6 FACTORY UPGRADE

16 GAUGE SHOTGUN - SN. 6517. Per Cody Firearms Museum Records, originally ordered in 1935 as a Standard Grade 28” Mod/Full gun with medium comb Trap Grade wood for one “Jimmy Tuttle”. Gun was returned to the factory in 1939 for rebarreling to 26” WS-1/WS-2 and embellished to 21-6 pattern engraving as it appears today: 26” Winchester Proof Steel bbls that have matted concaved top rib with small steel mid and white front beads. Breech ends of bbls with 2-1/2” scroll wedges. Bbl flats are nicely engine turned and stamped with gauge and chamber info. Bottom of bbl tubes stamped “WS-1/WS-2” choke marks. Pistol grip stock and beavertail forend finely checkered with nicely scroll engraved roll type release and iron. Inside of forend is engine turned with SN stamped on metal and wood. Receiver is beautifully engraved in 21-6 pattern w/classic Setter in relief panel on left, Pointer in relief panel on right all encased in well-executed foliate scrollwork. The bbl fences are sculpted in oak leaf relief and top of frame is full coverage foliate scroll engraved, as is the top lever. Trigger plate is similarly adorned w/ large relief engraved panel at center with pheasants in upland scene. Trigger guard is engraved w/relief bust of Pointer and fallen quail in small panel and tang with bursts of scroll. This fine execution is most likely the work of George Ulrich. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Serial Number Search form. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 12oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .030(Rt) .029(L). Bore Diameter: .666(Rt) .667(L). Bore Restriction: .009(Rt) -.017(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-9/16”. LOP: 14” to checkered butt. CONDITION: Excellent and collector quality. Bbls with more than 95% of their original blue. Forearm is excellent with scattered light handling marks. Frame with about 95% of its factory blue. There is beginning high point edgewear but generally the blue is quite strong and the engraving is crisp. Buttstock is excellent with scattered light handling marks and minor finish abrasions and retains about 90% of its finish and checkering remains strong. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp, safety slide is a bit sluggish. C&R. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (10,000 - 15,000)

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Lot 6

IMPORTANT WINCHESTER MODEL 21 SKEET GRADE

12 GAUGE

SHOTGUN

PRESENTED TO HUGHSTON M. McBAINPRESIDENT OF MARSHALL FIELD & CO - SN. 13936. 26” Winchester Proof steel bbls, 2-3/4” cham, concave matted top rib with small brass mid and red Bradley beads. Auto ejectors, blued SST, non-auto safety. The coin finished receiver has fantastic deep relief game vignettes of a Pointer and quail in woodland scene on right side, a Spaniel coursing hare on left side, and panel scene of pheasants on bottom encased in flowing foliate vine and scrolls. Fences are finely stippled. Blued top lever in scallopine geometric design and top tang with SN and shaded floral border. Blued trigger guard with gold inlaid signature “Hugh McBain” on bow. Nicely figured American Walnut beavertail forend and pistol grip buttstock is finely checkered and terminates with a leather faced ventilated white lined pad. Pistol grip has a beautiful silver oval cap engraved “Presented to Hughston M. McBain By His Associates in Marshall Field & Company on his 25th Anniversary with the company 10-91947.” McBain (1902-1977) began his career as a retail clerk feverishly working his way up the ladder until he became the youngest (age 41) President of Marshall Field & Co. 2/1/1943 and served as President through 1958. The base Skeet gun was ordered from Winchester by the Company with special engraving executed by famed Chicago engraver Arnold Griebel at the request of the company for this special presentation. Accompanied by its original leather presentation case, gold embossed “H.M. McBain”. Also a Winchester factory Letter confirming order by Marshall Field’s. Gun is featured in an article by Tom Archer and Terry Allen in Vol. 22 Issue 3 (Autumn 2011) Double Gun Journal. Additionally, a folio sized book from the McBain Family documenting Hugh’s 25th anniversary party at Marshall Fields. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 6oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .032(Both). Bore Diameter: .734(Rt) .735(L). Bore Restriction: .016(Rt) .041(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-1/8”. LOP: 13-3/4”.

CONDITION: Extremely fine as custom finished. Bbls retain nearly all of their fine blue with sharp engraving. Receiver is near mint with only very minor staining and sharp. Stocks are sound and excellent with nearly all of their finish remaining and only very minor handling marks. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Case is excellent with only minor rubs. Books are all very good. A piece of Chicago History. C&R. PROVENANCE: Descendants of Hughston M. McBain. Private Collection, AZ. (8,000 - 12,000)

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Lot 8

WINCHESTER MODEL 21 20 GAUGE FLAT SIDE CUSTOM GRADE ENGRAVED

BY ANGELO BEE

WITH

CASE AND ACCSN.28294. Per Winchester records, originally ordered in 1966 as a Custom Grade 20 Ga two bbl set, the #1 set 26” IC/ MOD is now separated from the gun. Set #2 is 28” bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, with matted concave rib and twin ivory beads. Rib legend “CUSTOM BUILT BY WINCHESTER FOR L.B. MAYTAG JR.” Bbl flats are engine turned and have SN, gauge and chamber stamps. Bottom of tubes with “MOD/FULL” choke markings. Skeet style beavertail forend checkered in point pattern with triangular ebony tip w/scroll flourishes on irons. Inside iron is engine turned with SN and “2” on wood and metal. Blued flat side action is tastefully engraved and signed by Angelo Bee. Game scene engraving patterns of flushing quail on left, flushing pheasants on right and flighted Ruffed Grouse on floor plate. All of the game scenes are accented by well executed fine arabesque scrollwork. Appended metal w/ similar fine arabesque flourishes. Gold plated SST, auto ejectors

and auto safety. Dark marble cake-figured straight grip buttstock is checkered in point pattern and vacant gold oval near toe terminating with a finely checkered butt. Housed in a brown full leather case with red felt interior that has makers trade label on top and accessories in the case. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Research document. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 13oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .028(Both). Bore Diameter: .616(Both). Bore Restriction: .007(Rt) .025(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-3/8”. LOP: 14”. CONDITION: Extremely fine and retaining nearly all of its proper factory type finishes to wood and metal surfaces. Stocks are sound with a few light minor handling marks most notably a few light compressions on the forearm left side. Mechanics are excellent, ejectors slightly out of time. Bores brilliant and shiny. Trigger pull crisp. Case excellent with minor rubs. C&R. PROVENANCE: Lewis Bergman “Bud” Maytag, grandson of Fredrick Lewis Maytag, founder of the Maytag Company and President of Miami based National Airlines in 1962; The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (7,500 - 12,500)

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Lot 9

BEAUTIFUL EARLY WINCHESTER

MODEL 21 20 GAUGE “DELUXE SKEET”SN. 13236. Beautiful early 20ga made with 26” Winchester Proof Steel bbls that have ventilated rib, steel mid and red front bead, left tube stamped “Winchester 20 Gauge / 2-3/4” Cham.” Watertable with “DELUXE 13236” on left, “2-3/4 Chamber” on right and chokes WS-1 and WS-2 on bottom of tubes. Beavertail forend checkered in point pattern with unengraved blued roll type release. Unengraved blued flat side receiver stamped “DELUXE / SKEET” on trigger plate ahead of trigger guard. Gun made with auto ejectors, non-auto safety, and SST. Mounted with fabulously figured flame grained straight grip American Walnut buttstock with long trigger guard tang, is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original checkered butt. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 11oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .027(Rt)

.026(L). Bore Diameter: .661(Both). Bore Restriction: .016(Rt) .012(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 1-7/8”. LOP: 14-1/8”. CONDITION: Excellent as very lightly field used. Bbls retain more than 97% original blue. Forend is excellent with a couple of very minor handling marks, strong checkering. Receiver is beautiful and retains nearly all of what appears to be its factory original blue with beginning toning at forend iron, matte blue on top of action is excellent, trigger guard with a beginning hint of edge wear. Buttstock with only very minor handling marks retains more than 95% of its original finish with minor thinning at cheek contact point on left side and at toe. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. This is a beautiful Model 21.C&R. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (7,000 - 11,000)

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SCARCE EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 21 20 GAUGE

2 BARREL SET - SN. 4947. Made with 2 sets of 26” Winchester Proof Steel bbls that have matted concave top ribs with small white mid beads and partially missing front bead on set 1, full front bead on set 2. Set 1, top of right bbl with contemporary “3 N. &” chamber marking as well as usual early bbl stampings. Bbl set 2 with usual stampings on tops of barrels and choke marks “Imp. Cyl/Mod” on bottoms of tubes. Bbl set 1 flats with SN “WP” proof marks and stamped “1”, “G” and “A” on right flat. Bottom of tubes with contemporary “MOD/IMP. MOD” choke marks. Original beavertail forend checkered in kidney bean pattern with unengraved blued irons. Unengraved blued receiver with SN stamped on top tang ahead of the safety slide. Original straight English stock with a nicely flame figured piece of American Walnut with checkered side panels, is checkered in point pattern through the wrist, and terminates with its original checkered butt. Gun made with SST, auto ejectors, and auto safety. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 6oz. Bbl Set 1: Min. Wall Thickness: .025(Rt) .027(L). Bore Diameter: .618(Both). Bore Restriction: .012(Rt) .015(L). Bbl Set 2: Min. Wall Thickness: .026(Rt) .025(L). Bore

Diameter: .615(Rt) .612(L). Bore Restriction: .003(Rt) .008(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2”. LOP: 14-1/2”. CONDITION: Excellent as lightly field used and partially refinished. Bbls set #1 90-95% of a factory quality restored rust blue finish. There are a couple of losses towards muzzle on left tube of set #1, otherwise they are excellent. Bbl. Set #2 is excellent with about 95% of what appears to be its original rust blue. Forearm is excellent with minor handling marks and a very light beginning grain separation at forearm iron. Receiver with nearly all of its factory quality restored blue. There are a couple of light abrasions on the left bbl fence and at bbl breech which will remedy easily. Buttstock is excellent with light minor handling marks and retains most of an older restored finish. There are very small losses on the left side of the trigger guard. There is some minor roughness on butt from standing in a rack at both the heel and toe. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. C&R. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (4,000 - 6,000)

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FINE ORIGINAL WINCHESTER MODEL 21

“SKEET” GRADE 20 GAUGE - SN. 14514. Beautiful little 20ga gun made with 28” Winchester Proof Steel bbls that have steel mid and white front bead with “Winchester- 20 Gauge / 2-3/4 Cham” on side of left tube. Bbl flats are stamped with Winchester proof marks, a large “1” and bottom of tube with choke marks “WS-1 / WS-2”. Beavertail forend checkered in kidney bean pattern with blue roll type release. Blued unengraved action stamped “SKEET” in front of trigger guard, SN on top tang, and “SAFE” in front of safety slide. Gun made with auto ejectors, SST, non-auto safety. Full pistol grip buttstock is of nicely flame grained American Walnut and is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its

original checkered butt. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 12oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .028(Both). Bore Diameter: .614(Rt) .613(L). Bore Restriction: .003(Rt) .013(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-3/8”. LOP: 14-1/8”. CONDITION: Excellent and original as found. Bbls retain about 97% original blue with some thinning at forend contact point and muzzle. Action retains about 97% original blue with beginning toning on bottom but overall quite strong and original with only minor handling marks. Stocks are sound and excellent and retain more than 97% of their original finish, there is a tiny minor loss at the toe which measures about 1/4”. Forend blue is excellent and original. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Overall, just an excellent untouched Model 21. C&R. (6,000 - 9,000)

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Lot 12

FINE HIGH CONDITION WINCHESTER MODEL 21 FIELD GRADE 16 GAUGE

SHOTGUN - SN. 11168. Made with 28” Winchester

Proof Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, matted concave top rib and small steel front bead. Bottoms of tubes with Winchester proof marks and choke stamps “Mod/Full” Beavertail forend with kidney bean checkering pattern, roll type release. SST, auto ejectors and auto safety. Nicely figured walnut pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist terminating in factory HRBP.

WEIGHT: 7lbs 0oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .029(Rt) .030(L). Bore Diameter: .668(Rt) .668(L). Bore Restriction: .008(Rt) .029(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: 14”.

CONDITION: Excellent as lightly field use and appears

factory original. Bbls retain 95-97% of their original blue. Receiver with approximately 90% of its original blued beginning to tone on trigger plate at carry point. Trigger guard with about half of its factory original blue. Forearm is mostly sound with tiny grain separation. Forend is original with more than 90% of its finish and minor handling marks. Iron with some blue loss on edges. Buttstock is excellent sound and original and retains more than 95% of its finish and has only minor handling marks. Bores are brilliant. Mechanics are perfect. Virtually impossible to find any early Model 21 as unmolested as this example. C&R. PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (5,000 - 8,000)

SCARCE EARLY WINCHESTER

MODEL

21

TRAP GRADE 16 GAUGE W/SPECIAL ORDER

FEATURES - SN. 6520 (1937). Per Winchester records, 26” proof steel bbls, steel mid-bead and Bradley red front bead. Bottom of tubes with MOD/CYL choke markings (gun is reversed choked). Early splinter forearm w/roll type release. Wood is checkered in point pattern.Blued teardrop receiver stamped “TRAP” in front of trigger plate screw. Nicely figured American Walnut buttstock has checkered side panels w/point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a factory original steel checkered butt numbered to the gun. Buttstock with special order “thick round comb”and “Trap finish” Double triggers, extractors and auto safety. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum research document. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 11oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .029(Rt) .030(L). Bore Diameter: .668(Both). Bore Restriction: .011(Rt) .000(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-3/8”. LOP:

14-1/4”. CONDITION: Excellent and appears factory original. Bbls with about 95% of their original blue. Forearm is excellent and sound with minor impressions. Receiver retains more than 90% of its original blue beginning to tone at carry point and beginning tone on forearm iron and at knuckle. Buttstock is excellent and sound and retains more than 95% of its original finish. Buttplate is most certainly factory original and retains more than half of its original blue. Bores are bright and shiny with some stubborn fowling in both tubes that will clean. There is a small ping on the side of the right tube about 5” from the muzzle. Mechanics are excellent. An interesting and unusual Model 21 in this configuration. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (3,500 - 5,500)

Lot 13

SCARCE PARKER REPRODUCTION 12 GAUGE DHE GRADE

STEEL SHOT SPECIAL 2 BARREL SET WITH CASE - SN. 12SS-00045. Made with 2 sets of 28” bbls, both sets with 3” chambers matted concave top rib with small brass front beads. Bbl Set 1 with Imp. cyl./Mod. choke marks on bbl flats. Bbl Set 2 with full set of choke tubes accompanying the gun. Single beavertail forend is checkered in point and diamond pattern with lightly engraved and case colored Deeley latch release and irons. Interior of iron is nicely engine turned with SN stamped. Casehardened boxlock action engraved in standard DHE Repro pattern. Gun made with SST, auto ejectors and auto safety. The blued trigger guard with burst of scroll on bow and SN at tang. Capped pistol grip buttstock with teardrop behind action is checkered in point pattern through the wrist has large nickel oval near toe and terminates with its original blued and engraved skeleton steel Lot 15

SCARCE EARLY PARKER REPRODUCTION

BHE GRADE 12 GAUGE WITH CASE - SN. 12-0019. Made with 26” bbls that have 2-3/4” chambers. Bbls with matted concave top rib that has small brass front bead. Makers name on rib legend and 2-1/8” scroll wedges on sides of bbl. Beavertail forend checkered in BHE diamond point pattern with fully scroll engraved Deeley latch release and irons. Forearm iron is engine turned on flats. Bbls flats with choke markings Imp. cyl./ Mod, SN, and Parker Repro proof marks. Casehardened action is beautifully engraved in BHE pattern with near full

buttplate. Housed in a 2 bbl set Americase with grey felt interior that has choke tubes, keys and paperwork. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 9oz. BBL SET 1 & 2.) Bore Diameter: .732(Both). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Excellent as lightly field used. Both bbl sets with brilliant shiny bores and Retain more than 98% of their original blue. Forearm is excellent with nearly all of its original finish and one noticeable scratch 1” in length towards muzzle end. Receiver with more than 85% of its original very fragile case color. Trigger guard retains nearly of its original blue. Buttstock is near mint and sound with very minor handling marks. Buttplate with more than 97% of its original blue. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp . Case is very good with minor rub marks and impressions. MODERN. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (3,500 - 5,500)

coverage scroll and has large woodcock on trigger plate two flying quail on left and two flying grouse on right. Sides of receiver with small banner engraved “PARKER BROS.” Bbl fences are beaded as is the top lever which is sculpted. Gun made with SST, auto ejectors and auto safety. The capped pistol grip buttstock has checkered side panels which terminates in a carved fleur-de-lis and has flowing wave checkering through the wrist, large unengraved brass oval at toe line and terminates with its original scroll engraved and blued skeleton buttplate. Gun is housed in its original Parker Repro brown leather case with original canvas cover.

Case with green felt interior that has makers trade label on top and has original snap caps and oil bottle enclosed.

WEIGHT: 7lbs. 0oz. Bore Diameter: .733(Rt) .734(L). Bore Restriction: .006(Rt) .012(L). DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 2-1/8”. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Extremely fine and near mint. Appears factory test fired only. Mr. Phillips purchased this gun new and did not ever use it. Bbls retain virtually all of their factory original blue. Case colors are brilliant and bold with no evidence of firing on breech face. Stocks are sound and near mint with only extremely minor handling marks noted. Buttplate and trigger guard retain all of their original blue. Case is near mint with only minor rub marks and canvas cover is excellent with only minor staining. A very scarce gun with less than 100 made in this configuration. A chance to purchase a truly unused higher grade Parker Repro which we know to be unfired outside of the factory since new. MODERN.

PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (5,500 - 8,000)

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Lot 16

SCARCE

PARKER REPRODUCTION DHE GRADE

20 GAUGE 2 BBL SET WITH ORIGINAL MAKERS CASE - AN EARLY PRE PRODUCTION “P” SERIES

SERIAL NUMBERED GUN - SN. P-00444. Bbl Set 1.) 26” imp. cyl/mod chokes with splinter forend. Bbl Set 2.) Made with 3” chambers, choked mod/full. Casehardened boxlock action engraved in standard DHE pattern. Gun has single trigger, auto ejectors, and auto safety. The capped pistol grip buttstock with teardrop carved behind action is checkered in point pattern through the wrist, has large nickel oval near toe and terminates with its original blued and lightly engraved skeleton buttplate. Buttstock has nice grain and figure with great layout. Housed in its original Parker Reproductions case with snap caps and paperwork. Case is appropriate for an early P series gun and does not have its makers trade label. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 9oz.(with 26”bbls). DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 2”. LOP: 14-1/2”.

CONDITION: Extremely fine and near mint. Retains virtually all factory original finishes to both wood and metal surfaces. Stocks with very minor handling marks. Mechanics are crisp. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Case is excellent with rub marks and scratches. MODERN.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (4,000 - 6,000)

Lot 17

RARE NEAR

MINT PARKER

REPRODUCTIONS DHE GRADE 12

GAUGE SPORTING CLAYS MODEL WITH

CASE - SN. 12-01476. Made with 28” bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have matted concave top rib and small brass front bead. Bbl flats with SN, proof info and marked “ISC”. Made with beavertail forend that has lightly engraved iron, casehardened boxlock action engraved in DHE pattern. Gun made with SST, auto ejectors, and auto safety. Blued and lightly engraved skeleton steel butt. Buttstock has large unengraved brass oval near toe. Housed in its original Emmebi Parker Repro leather case with accessories and original canvas cover. Also accompanied with this gun is the original bill of sale from Chadick’s Ltd. to Mr. Hunter dated April 17, 1990. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 7oz. Bore Restriction: accompanied by three original choke tubes. DAC: 1-1/4”.

DAH: 2”. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Extremely fine and near mint. Retaining virtually all of its original finish to all wood and metal surface with only very minor handling marks. Gun appears as new and shows factory test firing only. Case and canvas cover are near mint with only minor rubs. MODERN.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Estate Collection. Purchased new from Herschel Chadick with original bill of sale included. (3,500 - 5,500)

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this period of manufacture. Small ring of engraving at breech end of bbls. Barrel flats with SN, Parker Overload Proof stamps, Remington date code “EH” (October 1939), and unstruck bbl weight of 2lbs 15oz. Left side of barrel lump stamped “B GRADE 28 GAUGE / FOR 2-7/8” SHELLS”. Bbls with proper reinforced forend lug and weep hole ahead of lug for a gun of this era. Original slim beavertail forend with engraved case hardened Deeley latch release is checkered in flowing wave border pattern with proper reinforcement lug at muzzle end.Interior iron with SN and engraved screws. Frame with single raised rib on fences is beautifully engraved with 2 large quail on left, two pheasants on right surrounded by full coverage foliate scrollwork on sides. Bottom of frame with nicely detailed vignette of Setter and Pointer on floorplate and engraved “PARKER” across hinge pin area. Blued trigger guard with flowers and scroll on bow, SN at tang. Carved top lever is engraved in scroll and “SAFE” engraved ahead of the safety slide. Gun made with Parker SST, ejectors, auto safety.. Mounted with finely figured pistol grip buttstock w/checkered side panels and fleur-de-lis carved drop points is checkered through the wrist and terminates with original engraved skeleton buttplate. Gold capped pistol grip is engraved “JGE”. This gun has been in the same family here in Maryland since 1958 and has not been offered to the collecting public until this sale. WEIGHT: 6lbs 3oz. Bore Measurement: .551(Rt) .552(L). Bore Restriction: .011(Rt) .024(L). DAC: 1-5/8 DAH: 2-5/8”. LOP: 13-3/4”. CONDITION: Excellent and all original. Barrels retain about 95% of their original blue with some silvering at muzzle. Forend is excellent and sound with tiny impressions and some finish thinning. Frame retains 40%+ of its original case color muted by sharp engraving. Trigger guard with hints of original blue. Buttstock is excellent and sound with scattered handling marks and retains most of its hand worn untouched factory original finish. Buttplate has toned with checkering beginning to flatten. Screws are excellent and unmarred. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. This is an exceptionally rare Parker in proper original condition- exactly as advanced collectors/investors demand! C&R

(55,000 - 75,000)

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EXCEPTIONAL NEAR MINT AND FINEST OF ITS KIND PARKER AHE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN

WITH OPTIONS - SN. 241247. Made with 30” fluid steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have rare matted ventilated top rib with white front bead. Breech ends of bbls with ring of engraving and scroll on the rib extension. Bbls flats with SN, Parker Overload proof stamps, and unstruck bbl weight of 3lbs. 14 oz. Gun made on a 1-1/2” frame. Splinter forearm is near fully checkered with fully scroll engraved Deeley latch release and irons. Inside of forend with SN stamped. Casehardened action with quail in hillside game scene on left, pheasant in grass on right all surrounded by well executed Parker scroll and wave scroll border pattern. Bbl fences with single bead and are full coverage scroll engraved. Bottom of receiver with “PARKER” towards front surrounded by scroll and trigger plate with two Pointers in upland scene on point. Trigger plate is full coverage scroll engraved outside of the well executed game scene. Top lever is beveled at center and scroll engraved and top tang with scroll engraving at screw and behind the safety slide. Polish blued trigger guard with rose and scroll engraving on bow, scroll and SN at tang. Mounted with a beautifully figured piece of European Walnut that has checkered side panels and fleur-de-lis behind receiver, checkering through the grip with wave mullered border pattern. Buttstock terminates with an aging Silver’s type pad. Grip cap with large gold cap is factory engraved “CARL H. BEAL” Gun made with Parker SST, auto ejectors and auto safety as well as factory original ventilated rib. Accompanying this gun is a PGCA research letter dated 2/15/2013 identifying as found today and ordered by Union Hardware & Metal Co. and shipped to them 7/15/1938. Also accompanying this gun is the original cancelled check Mr. Phillips used when he purchased the gun from legendary sporting arms dealer William L. Moore on 6/17/1975 in the amount of $5500 as well as the original clipped advertisement for the gun in the Gun List. Additional provenance includes a July of 1975 appraisal from Pachmayr Gun Works valuing the gun at $6,500. Mr. Phillips put together a one page research write up on the gun noting that Carl H. Beal was born in 1889 in Morton, Kansas. He moved to Southern California and worked in the oil industry and authored numerous books and articles on the exploration of gas. Mr. Beal was well known for his passion for boxed bird events and collumbardie in Southern California throughout the 1930s and 1940s. Mr. Beal died in 1946 and is buried in Glendale, CA. William L. Moore purchased this gun from Carl Beal’s son in early 1975 and almost immediately sold it to Alan Phillips. The gun has been in Mr. Phillips’ collection for the last 47 years until his passing. This exact gun is also pictured in Larry Baer’s book “The Parker Gun; An Immortal Classic Volume 2” wherein he states that “There may be none finer than this AHE.”.

There are also approximately 10 black & white and color vintage photos of this gun. Accompanied by its original instruction hang tag. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 7oz. Min. Wall Thickness: over .028(Rt) .030(L). Bore Diameter: .729 (Rt) .730(L). Bore Restriction: .015(Rt) .016(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-3/8”. LOP: 13-3/4”. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, choice and investment grade. Bbls with more than 98% original blue and only a couple of light rub marks noted and high point edgewear on rib. Forearm is crisp and original with a couple of minor impressions and irons with nearly all of their original case color. Receiver retains virtually all of its bold, beautiful dark original case color with crisp engraving and the top lever is significantly right of center. Screws are crisp and untouched. Trigger guard with more than 97% of its beautiful original blue. Buttstock is sound and near mint with only minor handling marks and impressions. The pad was replacement in 1978 by Mr. Phillips who relayed to this cataloger that the original pad had already collapsed at that time. The stock was not shortened when this pad was added. Breech ends of bbls with original high polish blue on the ejector stop and original file marks on breech. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Gun was fired very little by Mr. Beal and unused since that time. This gun was one of the crown jewels of The Phillips collection having been one of his true pride and joy guns for nearly 50 years! C&R. PROVENANCE: Carl H. Beal, 1938-1946. Beal family, 1946-1975. Alan Philips, 1975-2022. (30,000 - 50,000)

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EXCEPTIONALLY RARE (1 OF 4 MADE) PARKER SA-1 12

GAUGE - SN. 234637. Made with 32” Peerless Steel bbl, 2-5/8” chamber, with matted ventilated top rib. Left side of lump engraved “Parker Bros. Makers Meriden, CT. USA”. Bbl flat is engine turned with SN on side of lump and Peerless proof marks. Near full coverage checkered forend with floral leaf carving and full scroll engraved Deeley latch release, internals of forend iron is finely engine turned. Casehardened receiver is full coverage scroll engraved with beautiful carved pigtails at front and “Parker Bros.” in banner on sides. Bottom of trigger plate with 3 large gold inlaid flowers and original owner initials “CWP” inlaid in gold. Top of action, top lever, and top tang are all full scroll engraved. Gun made with ejectors, no safety, single gold plated and checkered trigger. The trigger guard is blued and full coverage scroll engraved with gold inlaid SN at tang. Highly figured European Walnut buttstock finely checkered and carved cheeks, deeply cut fleurde-lis on each side, and checkered in flowing wave pattern through the wrist and with flags behind the ball grip. Large gold plaque near toe, small Monte Carlo at rear of butt and terminates with an aging “No-shoc” brand pad. Accompanied by a PGCA research letter confirming the grade, gauge and original bbl length of this gun. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 13oz. Bore Diameter: .732. Bore Restriction: .026. Min. Wall Thickness: .055. DAC: 1-9/16”. DAH: 1-9/16” at front of MC; 2-1/2” at rear of MC. LOP: 14-7/8”. CONDITION: Excellent, as found and period modified. Bbl retains about 80% original blue with scattered oxidation spotting on bottom and left side from poor storage with beginning losses from rust. Receiver retains about 1/2 of its original case color which is quite nice on sides and bottom, toned towards front of frame. Forend is sound and excellent. Buttstock is very good with comb modified during its period of use, retains most of an older restored finish, never having been sanded around the contact points or checkering which remains nice. Pad is aging and beginning to harden. Bore is excellent. Mechanics are fine. These rare guns almost never change hands. With gentle cleaning, this exceedingly rare gun will be the centerpiece of any American SBT collection! C&R. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. Accompanied by a PGCA Research letter identifying this gun as found today in grade, gauge, and barrel configuration. (20,000 - 35,000)

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Lot 20

EXCEPTIONALLY RARE PARKER AAHE 20 GAUGE - CONTEMPORANEOUS WITH FAMOUS “WIDGEON DUCK CLUB” ORDER

- SN. 159074. Made in 1912 on a #1 frame originally with 32” Whitworth Fluid Steel bbls (now shortened to 26”) with 2-7/8” chambers, matted concave top rib with twin ivory beads and rib legend that reads “Parker Bros. Makers Meriden, Conn. Whitworth Steel”. Water table with unstruck bbl weight of 3lbs. 4oz. and rear lug stamped “1”. Proper muzzle treatment w/ring of chain engraving and rib space void of knurling, breech ends with 3” wedge of floral scroll engraving. Fully checkered splinter forend with fully engraved iron, Deeley latch and floral engraved appended metal. Full semi-relief floral and acanthus scroll engraved receiver with “Parker Bros”at front of bottom of action and double ribbed bbl fences. Gun made with auto ejectors, now has Parker SST (gold plated & checkered), auto safety. Mounted with a very nicely figured piece of flame figured American Walnut, most likely a replacement, is checkered through the wrist, carved fleur-de-lis drop points and checkered side panels. Fully engraved long tang trigger guard with relief panel and gold inlaid SN, gold oval with initials “H.A.L.” and terminates with an aging “Olde English” pad. Accompanied by a PGCA research letter identifying this gun as being shipped to Pierce Hardware Co. of Oakland, CA with a ship date of August 1, 1912. Ordered with several special instructions

including the original owner’s name in gold on the trigger guard “WICKHAM HAVENS”. Wickham S. Havens (1874-1934) was an influential real estate developer in the East Oakland Bay area and an avid sport. Harry A. Lafler (H.A.L.) was a friend and colleague of Havens serving as a consultant for important civic projects in the area. The gun was likely bequeathed to H.A.L. at Haven’s passing. Lafler died tragically in 1935. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 11oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .018(Both). Bore Diameter: .619(Rt) .622(L). Bore Restriction: .000(Rt) .003(L). DAC: 1-7/16”. DAH: 1-7/8”. LOP: 14”. CONDITION: Very good as refurbished and period modified. Bbls, shortened from 32” as noted above retain about 90% of their refurbished rust blue with areas on tops of bbls towards muzzle end having light surface erosion and minor pitting which should strike out. Forend and buttstock are well done replacements and retain most of their custom finishes with minor handling marks. Receiver is excellent as cyanide case colored retaining more than 70% of that finish. Trigger guard retains about 90% of its renewed blue. Engraving remains mostly crisp overall. This gun has a wonderful CA pedigree and is one serial number before the very first fabled “Widgeon Duck Club” order ! C&R.

PROVENANCE: Wickham S. Havens; “Harry” A. Lafler; The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (10,000 - 15,000)

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Lot 22

EXCEPTIONALLY RARE (1 OF 2 MADE)

HIGHLY OPTIONED PARKER AHE 12 GAUGE TARGET GUN WITH ORIGINAL 34 INCH ACME STEEL BARRELS - SN. 229982. Made with 34” Ventilated Rib “ACME” Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have white mid and fluorescent front bead. Rib Legend “PARKER BROS. MAKERS MERIDEN, CT USA. ACME STEEL”. Flats with Parker proof marks and contemporary “A1” marking and choke mark “Full” on each flat. Made on a 1-1/2 frame. Replacement beavertail forend is beautifully checkered in AHE pattern with engraved Deeley latch release and has proper reinforcement bolt at muzzle end. Casehardened action is near full coverage engraved with beaded fences, left side of action with pheasants in farm scene, quail on front of bottom, large Setter with fallen quail portrait on trigger plate, and two quail on right all surrounded by well executed Parker scroll. Gun has Miller SST with rocker selector, auto ejectors, non-auto safety. The nicely figured streaky European Walnut buttstock with checkered side panels, fleur-de-lis behind action is checkered in flowing

wave pattern through grip. Buttstock with gold grip cap engraved “Ken Wilson” and buttstock terminates with an aging Hawkin’s brand pad. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 7oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .030(Rt) .035(L). Bore Diameter: .734(Rt) .732(L). Bore Restriction: .039(Rt) .042(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 14-7/16”. CONDITION: Excellent as partially restored. Bbls retain more than 95% of their Turnbull Mfg Co. restored blue. Forend wood is excellent and likely a Del Grego period replacement. Action is excellent and retains about 90% of its restored by Turnbull Mfg. Co. case color, some oxidation noted on bottom. Buttstock is excellent and sound and retains nearly all of its custom hand rubbed finish. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Trigger works well. Mechanics are fine. An exceedingly rare gun! C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (9,000 - 14,000)

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RARE FULLY OPTIONED PARKER BHE

12 GAUGE - SN. 228009. Made in 1928 on a 1-1/2 frame with 30” Ventilated rib “ACME” steel barrels that have original ventilated rib. Bbl flats with proof marks and unstruck bbl weight of 4lbs. Proper reinforced forend lug. Original early style beavertail forend is nicely checkered in flowing wave pattern with carved fleur-de-lis at breech end, has engraved and casehardened Deeley latch release and original reinforcing rod at muzzle end. Casehardened action is beautifully engraved with double dogs on each side with Parker scroll and two large quail on the trigger plate. Gun made with auto ejectors, now has period installed Miller SST with selector in front of safety slide, non-auto safety. The capped pistol grip buttstock has checkered cheeks, carved fleur-de-lis behind action and flowing checkering through the wrist, small Monte Carlo at butt and terminates with an old Hawkin’s brand pad. Gold pistol grip cap with initials engraved “A.E.H.”.

WEIGHT: 7lbs. 15oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .029(Both). Bore Diameter: .730(Both). Bore Restriction: .020(Rt)

.038(L). DAC: 1-1/2” DAH: 1-5/8” at front of MC; 2-1/4” at rear of MC. LOP: 14-1/8” CONDITION: Excellent overall as lightly field used. Bbls retain about 90% original blue with a patch of roughness roughly 5” in length on side of left tube starting 5” from muzzle. Forend is excellent with minor handling marks and retains most of its original finish with some finish added. Receiver retains about 1/2 of its original case color, engraving is crisp, though there are small spots of discoloration on the front. Trigger guard retains about 1/2 of its original blue. Buttstock is excellent and sound and retains most of its original finish with a bit of finish added for preservation. Pad could be original and is aging and beginning to harden. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. Trigger works well. A very difficult Parker to source and this one presents really well. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (6,000 - 10,000)

Lot 23

SCARCE OPTIONED LATE PRODUCTION

PARKER CHE 12 GAUGE DUCK GUN - SN. 240982. Made in 1937 on a 1-1/2 frame with 30” Acme Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, bbls have matted concave unmarked rib with twin ivory beads. Bbl flats with overload proof marks, unstruck bbl weight of 3lbs. 15oz., proper reinforced forend lug. Original beavertail forend is beautifully checkered in flowing wave pattern with engraved Deeley latch release, has proper reinforcing bolt at muzzle end. The casehardened action is beautifully engraved, likely by Runge, with Pointer on right, Setter on left, large flying goose on trigger plate all surrounded by finely executed scroll and marked “PARKER” on bottom of frame. Gun made with auto ejectors, Parker SST, non-auto safety. The flame grained American Walnut buttstock is beautifully checkered with teardrops behind receiver, full capped pistol grip, cap with proper Meriden Address, silver oval towards toe that is engraved with initials “G.E.M.” and terminates with the original blued and engraved skeleton buttplate.

Has thick target comb which is rare and desirable to today’s shooters. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 3oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .025(Rt) .027(L). Bore Diameter: .731(Both). Bore Restriction: .019(Rt) .039(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-3/4”. LOP: 14-7/8”. CONDITION: Excellent as found. Bbls retain more than 95% of their original blue. Action retains better than 50% of its light original case color. Forearm is sound and retains most of its original finish with some finish added. Buttstock is also sound with areas of thinning original finish and minor handling marks. Checkering is overall excellent with a hunting bump or two. Trigger guard has toned mostly gray as has the skeleton buttplate. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Overall a super pleasing and untouched Parker. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (5,000 - 8,000)

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RARE AND DESIRABLE PARKER CHE GRADE 16 GAUGE FACTORY ORIGINAL

TWO BARREL SET MADE ON A “0” FRAME - SN. 203708. Made on a “0” Frame with two sets of factory original Acme Steel bbls that both have 2-1/2” chambers, twin ivory beads, matted concave top ribs and usual rib legends. Each bbl set has its own splinter forend with engraved Deeley latch release and steel tip. Bbl set #1, factory original 25”, which “The Parker Story” does not note even one example being made! Both watertables with unstruck bbl weight and lugs with “0” frame marking and “16” for gauge. This gun is found in the “Parker Gun Identification & Serialization” book as an option code 6, confirming its current configuration as a factory original two bbl set. The casehardened action is beautifully engraved in standard CHE pattern with two large quail on the trigger plate. Made with auto ejectors, Parker SST, auto safety. The straight grip buttstock is of nicely figured French Walnut with teardrops behind receiver, is checkered in flowing pattern through the wrist and terminates with a proper Hawkin’s brand pad. There is an unengraved silver oval on the toe line. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 2oz. BBL SET 1.) Min. Wall Thickness: .026(Both). Bore Diameter: .667(Both). Bore Restriction: .007(Rt) .009(L). BBL SET 2.) Min. Wall Thickness: .025(Rt) .028(L). Bore Diameter: .666(Rt) .665(L). Bore Restriction: .020(Rt) .025(L). DAC: 1-7/16”. DAH: 2-1/8”. LOP: 14-1/4” CONDITION: Excellent to near mint as restored. Overall, the gun retains about 97% of its Turnbull Mfg. Co. restored finishes to all wood and metal surfaces with only minor handling marks. Forend on Bbl Set 2 with near invisible horizontal repair towards tip, forend on Bbl Set 1 with crackle in finish on right side at mid point. Mechanics are fine, bores are bright and shiny. This is a great late production “0” frame 16ga gun and an awesome fast handling configuration. In the Northern woods chasing grouse, this gun will be the envy of all your friends! C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection.

(8,000 - 14,500)

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Lot 26 BEAUTIFUL

AND RARE PARKER CH

10

GAUGE

WITH ORIGINAL BERNARD STEEL BARRELS - SN. 78,671. Made in 1893 on a #3 frame, 30” Bernard Steel bbls, 2-7/8” chambers, with matted concave rib, with legend that reads “Parker Bros Makers Meriden Conn. Bernard Steel.” Watertable with “B” stamp and unstruck bbl weight of 4lbs. 12oz. Splinter forend with engraved Deeley latch release and steel tip is checkered in point pattern with engraved iron. Casehardened boxlock action with sharp and crisp game scene engraving on sides and running bull elk on bottom. Capped pistol grip English Walnut buttstock with point pattern checkered wrist, teardrop behind action and terminates with its original skeleton buttplate which is light border engraved. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 6oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .035(Both). Bore Diameter: .776(Rt) .779(L). Bore Restriction: .025(Rt) .035(L). DAC: 2”. DAH: 2-7/8”. LOP: 13-3/4”. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of their bold original and beautiful Bernard pattern. The action retains about 50% original color casehardened finish which has thinned on bottom. Engraving remains excellent and sharp. The trigger guard retains about 60% original high polish blue. Checkering remains sharp and crisp with the stocks retaining 95% plus original oil finish, wood-to-metal fit is superb. Bores are bright and shiny, mechanics are excellent. This particular gun is one of only 27 in 10 bore with Bernard steel bbls. This is an extremely rare, high-grade Parker shotgun which remains in a gorgeous state of preservation. ANTIQUE. PROVENANCE: Ex. Bill Mullins Collection. Private Collection, NY. (5,500 - 8,500)

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Lot 27

VERY RARE LATE PRODUCTION HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION PARKER DHE GRADE 12 GAUGE GAME GUN MADE ON A 1/2 FRAME - SN. 242276. Made at the very end of production on a very rare 1/2 frame with original 26” bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, and bbls that have matted concave top rib with brass and bone front bead and tiny filled spot at mid rib for a second bead. Watertable marked with Parker proof, SN, imp. cyl. and modified choke marks “RK” Remington date code (Nov. ‹41) and lug with large “1/2” stamp. Splinter forend is nicely checkered with engraved Deeley latch release and tip which are both casehardened. Gun made with auto ejectors, unusual but perhaps original Jurjevic SST, auto safety. Receiver is beautifully casehardened and engraved in standard DHE grade pattern with three pheasants on trigger plate. The capped full pistol grip flame grained American Walnut buttstock is checkered in point pattern through the wrist with unengraved nickel oval near the toe and terminates with its original blued and

engraved skeleton buttplate. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 11oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .026(Rt) .024(L). Bore Diameter .729(Rt) .733(L). Bore Restriction: .007(Rt) .015(L). DAC: 1-9/16”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: 14”. CONDITION: Excellent to near mint overall. Bbls retain 97% original blue with a small area or two of thinning on top of right tube but hardly noticeable. Forearm is excellent with nearly all of its original finish, checkering is excellent though there is a minor beginning grain separation on the right side at the breech end. Action retains more than 97% bold original case color with just beginning toning on bottom ahead of trigger plate. Trigger guard retains more than 95% of its original blue. Buttstock is excellent and sound and retains nearly all of its original finish with minor handling marks and one more noticeable old scratch on the right side at the butt that is about 2” in length. Skeleton buttplate is beautiful with more than 85% original blue remaining. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Trigger works well. This 1/2 Frame DHE would be almost impossible to improve upon. C&R

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (6,500 - 10,500)

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Lot 28

BEAUTIFUL

AND RARE PARKER

DH GRADE 20 GAUGE SHOTGUN - SN. 155,856. Made on a “0” frame with 28” Damascus bbls, 2-1/2” chambers, that have matted concave top rib with usual rib legend and small steel front bead. Bbl flats with unstruck bbl weight of 3lbs 3oz. Splinter forend with engraved Deeley latch release and steel tip is checkered in point pattern. The casehardened and engraved action is nicely engraved in DH Grade pattern of the period with Pointer on left, Setter on right, 4 quail on trigger plate all surrounded by well executed Parker scroll. Top tang with “SAFE” in front of safety slide. Capped pistol grip buttstock with carved tear drops behind action is checkered in point pattern through the wrist, has silver oval near toe which is unengraved, and terminates with its original skeleton buttplate. Gun made with double triggers, extractors, auto safety. WEIGHT: 6lbs 3oz. Bore Measurement: .616(Rt) .615(L). Bore Restriction: .025(Rt) .025(L). Minimum wall thickness: .025(Rt) .025(L) DAC: 1-5/8” DAH: 2-5/8” LOP: 14-1/4”. Excellent and original. Barrels with more than 95% original Damascus pattern with a couple of areas of light staining. Forend is excellent and sound with original finish beginning to thin

at carry point, but checkering remains crisp, and has some light impressions. Action with beautiful engraving and about 65% shiny and glossy original case color. Trigger guard with about 20% of its original blue. Buttstock is excellent and sound and retains about 90% of its original finish with minor handling marks and impressions. Buttplate is excellent with traces of original blue. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. Original Damascus small bore Parkers are hard to find and this one is a gem for original condition! C&R. (10,000 - 15,000)

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RARE AND EXCEPTIONAL PARKER DHE 12

GAUGE SKEET GUN WITH PROVENANCE - SN.

239001. Made in February of 1937 on a 1-1/2 Frame with 26” Titanic Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have twin ivory beads, with rib legend that reads “Parker Bros. Makers, Meriden, CT USA Titanic Steel.” Bbl flats with “SKEET IN / SKEET OUT” marking and Parker Overload proving as well as date code “LF”. Proper reinforced forend lug. Beavertail forend checkered in wave pattern with engraved Deeley release and original reinforcement lug at muzzle end. Casehardened action is beautifully engraved with Pointer on left, Setter on right, and ducks in panel scene on trigger plate. Gun made with auto ejectors, Parker SST, non-auto safety. Finely figured flame grained American Walnut straight grip buttstock is checkered in point pattern through the wrist with tear drops behind receiver and terminates with its original proper blued and engraved skeleton buttplate. Nickel oval near toe engraved “G.P.” for early Parker collector and shooter Grant Pierce. Mr. Pierce owned and shot many extraordinary Parker shotguns and his name is found in many of the highest quality entries in the

original Abercrombie and Fitch records. Most of his guns remained in excellent original condition just like this one! Accompanied by a PGCA research letter identifying this gun as found today.

WEIGHT: 7lbs. 5oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .028(Both) Bore Diameter: .732(Rt) .729(L). Bore Restriction: .004(Rt) .017(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 14-1/8”. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain nearly all of their original blue with only minor toning towards the muzzle. Forend is near mint with crisp checkering and original finish. Receiver retains nearly all of its original case hardening and just beginning to tone towards front of bottom but nice and bold on sides, easily more than 90%+ overall. Long tang trigger guard with beginning toning at grip, flaked slightly at bow and about 80% overall. Buttstock is sound and retains nearly all of its original finish with only minor handling marks. Buttplate retains about 40% of its original blue. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Trigger works well and ejectors are in time.

C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Grant Pierce Collection. The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (5,000 - 9,000)

Lot 29

Lot 30

RARE PARKER DHE 16 GAUGE SKEET

GUN - SN. 240885. Made with 26” Titanic Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, with matted concave rib that is absent of bbk legendtypical for this late production. Bbl flats marked “SKEET IN/ SKEET OUT” with SN, unstruck bbl weight of 3lbs. 10oz. and proved in 1942. Made with original beavertail forend that has engraved Deeley latch release and proper reinforcing bolt at muzzle end. Casehardened engraved receiver engraved in typical pattern for the era with 4 pheasants on trigger plate and “PARKER” on bottom. Gun made with Parker SST, auto ejectors, non-auto safety. Flame figured American Walnut buttstock is checkered in point pattern, tear drop behind receiver, silver oval near toe and

terminates with its original blued and engraved skeleton buttplate. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 3oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .024(Both). Bore Diameter: .679(Both). Bore Restriction: .004(Rt) .007(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-5/8”. LOP: 13-15/16”. CONDITION: Excellent to near mint as restored by Turnbull Mfg. Co in the early 1980’s. Gun retains nearly all of its expertly restored finishes to both wood and metal surfaces with only minor subsequent wear. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Trigger works well and ejectors are in time. A very rare and hard to find Parker! C&R. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (5,500 - 8,500)

Lot 31 SCARCE

HIGHLY OPTIONED PARKER DHE 12 GAUGE - SN. 241900. Made in 1940 on a 1-1/2 frame with 30” ventilated rib bbls, 2-3/4” chambers. Bbls with choke markings on flats, and grade, gauge, and chamber info on side of lug as well as unstruck bbl weight of 4lbs. 3oz. and bbl has proper reinforced forend lug. Beavertail forend checkered in diamond and point pattern with engraved Deeley release and proper reinforcing rod at muzzle end. Casehardened engraved action with Setter on left, Pointer on right, pheasants on bottom. American Walnut capped pistol grip buttstock is checkered in point pattern through the wrist with tear drop behind receiver and terminates with a modern black Old English pad. Gun made with auto ejectors, Parker SST, non-auto safety. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 11oz. Min.

Lot 32

LATE PRODUCTION

Wall Thickness: .025(Rt) .024(L). Bore Diameter: .732(Rt) .735(L). Bore Restriction: .034(Rt) .020(L). DAC: 1-3/4”. DAH: 2-1/8”. LOP: 14”. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain more than 95% original blue. Trigger guard retains about 1/2 of its original blue. Action retains about 1/2 of its original late Remington production case color with the top lever and small forend pieces having their proper cyanide color for this era of production. Stocks are sound and retain a great amount of what appears to be its original finish with some finish added for preservation and is now just a bit glossy. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. It is hard to find these highly optioned Parkers in this fine condition. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (4,500 - 7,500)

RARE FINE CONDITION PARKER BROS. DHE 12 GAUGE SKEET CONFIGURED

SHOTGUN - SN. 227949. Made in 1928 on a 1-1/2 frame with 26” Titanic Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have ventilated top rib with original engraved rib legend and twin ivory beads. Watertable with unstruck bbl weight of 4lbs. 3oz. and Remington date codes of July ‹36 and June ‹58. Original beavertail forend with flowing checkering, casehardened and engraved Deeley latch release and original reinforcing bolt at muzzle end. Casehardened engraved action is engraved in standard DHE pattern of the period. Nicely figured capped pistol grip buttstock with tear drop behind receiver, large unengraved oval at toe line, and terminates with an aging Hawkin’s brand pad. Gun made with auto ejectors, Parker SST, ventilated top rib, non-auto safety. Buttstock with orig. thick low

profile comb. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 8oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .028(Both). Bore Diameter: .730(Both). Bore Restriction: -.008(Rt) .000(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 1-7/8”. LOP: 14-1/8”. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of their Remington era factory blue. Forearm is excellent and original with fine original checkering and retains more than 95% original finish. Receiver retains more than 90% of its factory original case color. Buttstock is excellent and retains nearly all of its Remington era factory finish with a tiny beginning grain separation behind the top tang. Trigger guard retains about 70% of its original blue. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Trigger works well. This gun has had some service at Remington through the years but it is a superb example of a very hard to find configuration! C&R. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (4,000 - 6,000)

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14-1/8”. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of a near perfect professionally restored rust blue, rib legend appears to be a light strike. Forend is excellent to near mint with traces of color on latch, crisp checkering, and retains most of its original finish with some finish added. Receiver is excellent to near mint with more than 95% of the original casehardening remaining, with thinning on bbl bolsters, bold and vivid elsewhere. Trigger guard retains about 97% of a perfectly restored blue. Buttstock is excellent and original with nearly all of its original finish remaining with some finish added and very minor evidence of a fabric impression in the finish towards the toe which is barely noticeable. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. A beautiful and very rare Parker! C&R. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (20,000 - 30,000)

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GORGEOUS HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION PARKER GHE GRADE 20

GAUGE SKEET GUN - SN. 239499. Made on a “0” frame with 26” Parker Special Steel bbls that have matted concave top rib with twin ivory beads, 2-5/8” chambers, and rib legend “Parker Bros. Makers Meriden Ct. USA. Parker Special Steel.” Bbl flats with overload proof marks and stamped “SKEET IN/SKEET OUT” with unstruck bbl weight of 3lbs. Reinforced forend lug. Original beavertail forend checkered in point pattern with engraved Deeley latch release and proper reinforcement bolt at muzzle end. Casehardened boxlock action engraved in standard GHE pattern of the period with “Parker” on bottom. Gun made with auto ejectors, Parker SST, non-auto safety. Long tang blued trigger guard with burst of scroll at bow, SN at tang. Flame grained American Walnut buttstock is checkered in 3 point pattern through the wrist, has small nickel shield

10oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .025(Both). Bore Diameter: .622(Rt) .618(L). Bore Restriction: .008(Rt) .006(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: 14”. CONDITION: Extremely fine and untouched. Bbls retain more than 95% original blue with a small patch or two of beginning oxidation on left tube side 2” ahead of forend and beginning flaking on rt tube at breach, otherwise excellent and original. Forend is sound and retains more than 97% of its original finish with crisp checkering. Receiver retains more than 85% of its gorgeous original case color, particularly nice on sides and top, toning at front of frame on bottom and bottom right. Trigger guard with more than 1/2 of its original blue remaining, more flaked than worn from use. Buttstock is sound and excellent and retains more than 97% of its original finish with minor handling marks. Checkered butt is excellent. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. This is a very choice skeet gun and exactly the way advanced collectors like to find them. C&R.

Lot 35

CHOICE AND NEAR MINT PARKER GHE

16 GAUGE SKEET GUN - SN. 237311. Made on a #1 Frame with 26” Parker Special Steel bbls that have concave matted top rib with twin ivories, 2-5/8” chambers, and rib legend “Parker Bros. Makers Meriden, CT. USA. Parker Spec. Steel.” Flats with proof marks and stamped “SKEET IN/SKEET OUT”. Proper reinforced forend lug. Beavertail forend checkered in point pattern with engraved Deeley latch release and proper reinforcement bolt. Casehardened receiver is engraved much finer than most “G” Grade guns of the period with beautiful falling ducks on left, pheasants on right, and quail on bottom with bottom of frame engraved “Parker” all surrounded by light scroll. Gun with auto ejectors, Parker SST, non-auto safety. Flame grained American Walnut straight grip buttstock is checkered in point pattern through the wrist with long tang trigger guard, has small silver shield near toe and terminates

with its original checkered butt. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 3oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .025(Both). Bore Diameter: .666(Rt) .665(L). Bore Restriction: .019(Rt) .013(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2”. LOP: 14”. CONDITION: Extremely fine and investment grade. Bbls retain nearly all of their original blue. Buttstock are forearm are near mint retaining nearly all of their original finish with only minor handling marks and impressions. Receiver retains more than 95% original case color, just beginning to tone at carry point and behind top tang but bold and vivid throughout. Trigger guard with about 80% of its original blue remaining showing a bit of flaking on bow, toning towards grip. Mechanics are crisp. Bores are brilliant and shiny. An extremely rare gun in fabulous original condition. C&R. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (9,000 - 14,000)

VERY RARE PARKER GHE 12 GAUGE SKEET GUN

IN HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION - SN. 239463. Very rare configuration made on a 1-1/2 frame with 26” Parker Special Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have matted top rib with twin ivory beads and usual late rib inscription. Bbl flats marked “SKEET IN SKEET OUT” with overload proof marking, and Remington Date codes of “PK” (June 1941) and unstruck bbl weight of 3lbs 7oz and bottom of bbls with proper reinforced forend lug. Beavertail forend with engraved Deeley release is checkered in point pattern with proper reinforcing rod. Casehardened and engraved receiver with flying ducks on left side, two large quail on right, pheasants in circle on bottom and bottom of frame engraved “PARKER”. Blued trigger guard with flourish of scroll on bow and SN on tang. Gun made with auto ejectors, Parker SST, non-auto safety. Flame grained American Walnut buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist with capped full pistol grip, small nickel shield near toe and terminates with its original checkered butt. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 12oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .026(Rt) .021(L). Bore Diameter: .733(Rt) .732(L). Bore Restriction: .001(Rt) .003(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP:

14”(from rear position SST). CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain about 80% original blue and have been subject to poor storage with losses and pin prick oxidation on top of left tube which extends to some tiny portions of the rib, right tube is excellent. Forend is excellent as restored and shows two small grain separations at forend knuckle, forend iron is cyanide casehardened which is original and correct for a gun in this SN range. Action retains more than 80% original color with minor discoloration on left bbl bolster. Trigger guard retains nearly all of what appears to be its original blue. Buttstock is excellent and mostly sound with a tiny beginning grain separation behind the top tang and retains most of its original finish with some finish added for preservation. Butt checkering is original and excellent. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. Ejectors are in time and trigger works well. Overall, a very rare gun and in very lightly used condition. This is a very collectible Parker. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (4,500 - 7,000)

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Lot 37

VERY NICE PARKER GHE 12 GAUGE

GAME GUN - SN. 222226. Made in 1927 on a 1-1/2 frame with 28” Parker Special Steel bbls, 2-5/8” chambers, bbls have matted concave top rib with small steel front bead and usual rib legend. Bbl flats with Parker overload proof marks and unstruck bbl weight of 3lbs. 11oz. Splinter forend with diamond checkering pattern has engraved Deeley release and tip. Casehardened action is nicely engraved in standard GHE pattern of the period. Gun made with Parker SST, auto ejectors, auto safety. Capped full pistol grip buttstock is checkered in point pattern with nickel shield near toe and terminates with the original Dog’s head buttplate. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 2oz. Min. Wall Thickness:

.028(Both). Bore Diameter: .733(Both). Bore Restriction: .027(Rt) .041(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-3/4”. LOP: 14-3/8”. CONDITION: Excellent and investment grade. This gun is as original as the day it was born. Bbls retain about 95% original blue with some thinning towards the muzzle. Action retains about 95% of its original case color. Stocks are original with minor handling marks and retain more than 95% of their original finish. Ejectors are strong and in time. Trigger works well. Bores are bright and shiny. Parker collectors dream of finding all original untouched guns and this one is a dandy! C&R. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (3,500 - 5,500)

unstruck bbl weight, and “SKEET IN/SKEET OUT” on flats, and has reinforced forend lug. Beavertail forend with zig zag border engraved Deeley latch release, is checkered in point pattern with reinforcement bolt at muzzle end. Gun made with auto ejectors, Parker SST, and non-auto safety. Casehardened boxlock action is zig zag border engraved and “PARKER” on bottom. Blued trigger guard with SN at tang. Capped pistol grip buttstock is point pattern checkered through the wrist and terminates with an aging Hawkin’s pad. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 5oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .026(Rt)

which is very difficult to discern from original. Stocks are beautiful and sound and retain nearly all of their perfectly restored finish with superb fit and only minor handling marks. Gun is tight and sound. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. The quality of the restoration work on this gun is exceptional and would be accepted as original in most places! A great and rare Parker. C&R. PROVENANCE: Property of an AZ Gentleman. (3,500 - 5,500)

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Lot 38A VERY

RARE AND NEAR MINT PARKER VHE 410 GAUGE SKEET GUN WITH ITS ORIGINAL HANG TAG AND ABERCROMBIE &

FITCH CASE. SN. 241111. Made on a “000” frame with 26” Vulcan Steel barrels that have matted concave top rib with white mid and front beads. Barrels without rib legend which is proper and original for a gun of this vintage. Barrel flats with SN, Parker proof stamps and stamped “SKEET IN/SKEET OUT” with unstruck bbl weight of 2lbs 13oz., flats also with Remington date code “PG” (June 1938). Left side of lug stamped “V GRADE 410 GA. / FOR 3” SHELLS”. Original beavertail forend with zig zag border engraved iron is checkered in point pattern and is absent the reinforcing rod at the muzzle end, proper and original on the 410ga guns. Case hardened frame with zig zag border engraving and engraved “PARKER” on bottom. Long tang trigger guard with SN at center and zig zag border engraved. Made with Parker Single selective trigger, auto ejectors, and non auto safety. The straight grip nicely figured American Walnut buttstock is checkered in point pattern through the wrist, has brass shield towards toe engraved with a large “P”, and terminates with its original checkered butt. Gun is accompanied by its original hang tag identifying the gun as found today. Gun originally ordered through Abercrombie and Fitch also accompanied by a PGCA Research letter confirming the gun as found today. Housed in its original brown leather, brass appointed Abercrombie and Fitch case with purple felt interior. Case with original oil bottle snap caps and cleaning rod. This gun was purchased by our consignor’s father in 1958 along with the BHE 28ga (Lot 18) in this auction and has not been offered for sale since that time. WEIGHT: 6lbs. DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/4”.

LOP: 13-7/8 (From rear position SST).CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, all original, and investment grade in all respects. Barrels retain more than 98% of their original blue. Breech end of bbls with original file marks present and original inky blue on ejector stop. Frame with nearly all of its bold original glossy case color. Stocks are near mint and sound with only minor handling marks, crisp original checkering and retain nearly all of their original finish. Trigger guard with nearly all of its factory original blue. Gun has been fired but very well taken care of and remains near mint throughout. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Hang tag is excellent. Case is excellent with rub marks and minor losses to leather. C&R (30,000 - 50,000)

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INVESTMENT QUALITY HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION PARKER VHE 28 GAUGE SKEET

GUN - SN. 238057. CA. 1936. Made on a “00” Frame with 26” Vulcan Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have twin ivory beads, matted top rib with makers address “PARKER BROS MAKERS MERIDEN

CT U.S.A. VULCAN STEEL”. Bbls with reinforced forend loop and flats marked with unstruck bbl weight of 2lbs 13oz and marked “Skeet In / Skeet Out” & Parker Overload proved. Slim beavertail forend with Deeley latch release is zig zag border engraved and checkered in three point pattern. Inside of forend iron is case hardened with SN stamped, forend tip with proper re-enforcement bolt. Case Hardened frame is zig zag border engraved and marked “PARKER” on bottom. Parker SST, auto ejectors, non-auto safety. Straight grip buttstock of nicely figured American Walnut checkered in two- point pattern with long tang trigger guard and vacant nickel shield towards toe, terminates with its original checkered butt. Accompanied by a PGCA research letter identifying this gun as found today. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 2oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .025(Rt) .024(L). Bore Diameter: .553(Rt) .551(L). Bore Restriction: .014(Rt) .011(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/8”. LOP: 14”(from rear position SST). CONDITION: Exceptionally fine and all original. Bbls retail more than 97% original blue with a few light marks towards muzzles. Action retains more than 95% bold original case colors with perfect screws that appear untouched. Trigger guard retains about 75% of its original blue, particularly fine at bow, beginning to tone at grip. Stocks are sound and excellent retaining more than 95% of their original finish with only very minor handling marks. Butt checkering is sharp and original. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Gun is tight and on face and shows very little use. These small gauge skeet guns are amongst the most prized by advanced collectors and this example is hard to improve upon!. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (20,000 - 35,000)

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Lot 40

FASCINATING AND FINE ORIGINAL CONDITION REMINGTON ERA PARKER VHE 20 GAUGE CUTAWAY MODEL WITH ORIGINAL 32” BARRELS - SN. 237821.

Made on a “0” frame with 32” Vulcan Steel bbls, 2-5/8” chambers, made with matted concave top rib that has usual rib legend and small steel front bead. Splinter forend with engraved Deeley latch release checkered in diamond pattern with steel tip. Forend with cutaway on left side showing ejector system. Casehardened action with zig zag border engraving and engraved “PARKER” on bottom with cutaway sections on left side and bottom showing the entire form and function of the Parker shotgun. This gun made with double triggers, auto ejectors, auto safety. The nicely figured flame grained American Walnut buttstock with capped pistol grip is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a proper “Parker” Dogs

head buttplate. Gun is accompanied by a PGCA research letter confirming its current configuration and should be reviewed by interested parties. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 13oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .026(Both). Bore Diameter: .615(Rt) .616(L). Bore Restriction: .024(Rt) .025(L). DAC: 1-5/8”.

DAH: 2-7/16”. LOP: 14-1/8”. CONDITION: Excellent and original. Bbls retain about 95% original blue with minor spotting on top of right tube. Stocks are sound and excellent and retain more than 95% original finish. Receiver retains about 70% of its original case color. Trigger guard is excellent with better than 75% original blue. Gun is tight and crisp. Bores are brilliant and shiny. A most interesting piece of Parker history! C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. Accompanied by a letter from noted Parker Author Larry Baer describing and appraising this gun. (6,000 - 9,000)

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BEAUTIFUL

HIGH

ORIGINAL CONDITION PARKER 20 GAUGE

TROJAN - SN. 240816. Made with 26” fluid steel barrels, 2-3/4” chambers, that have matted concave top rib with small steel front bead. Bbl flats with unstruck bbl weight of 3lbs 3oz and “Parker Overload Proof” stamps. Made on a “0” frame. Splinter forend checkered with diamond pattern at center and case hardened iron. Casehardened frame is engraved “PARKER” on bottom. Gun made with double triggers, extractors, and auto safety. Blued trigger guard. Flat knob pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern with original lined buttplate. WEIGHT: 6lbs 5oz. Bore Measurement:.616(Rt) .616(L). Bore Restriction: .015(Rt) .030(L). Minimum wall thickness: .028(Rt) .026(L).

DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-3/8”. LOP: 14-1/8”. CONDITION: Extremely fine for this grade and configuration. Barrels with more than 97% original blue. Forend with more than 95% original finish with minor impressions and hunting bumps, crisp original checkering. Frame with about 95% original vivid glossy case color showing some high point edge wear and thinning on fences. Trigger guard with about 90% original blue, beginning to tone at tang and some flakes on bow. Buttstock is sound and original with more than 95% original finish with scattered handling marks and impressions. Gun shows more handling wear than use with vivid case hardening on the breech face but does show a shell ring on both sides. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Very hard to improve upon- these lower graded Parkers were used hard and are difficult to source in investment grade original condition! C&R. (4,000 - 6,000)

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EXCEPTIONALLY RARE PARKER GRADE 2 10 GAUGE WITH FACTORY ORIGINAL

37-1/2”

BARRELS - THE ONLY ONE EVER

MADE IN THIS CONFIGURATION - SN. 26908. Truly unique, being the only one made in this configuration. Gun made with Damascus bbls that have plain concave top rib with small brass front bead. Made on a #4 frame with factory original 37-1/2”, 3-1/4” chambers, Damascus bbls (per factory letter). The gun made with splinter forend, double triggers, capped pistol grip buttstock and factory original Dogs Head buttplate. The casehardened sidelock action is engraved in standard Grade 2 pattern with birds and scroll on sides and bottom.

WEIGHT: 11lbs. 9oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .030(Both). Bore Diameter: .820(Rt) .825(L). Bore Restriction: .046(Rt) .051(L). DAC: 1-3/4”. DAH: 2-5/8”. LOP:

13-7/8”. CONDITION: Excellent. Overall the gun remains in excellent original condition. Bbls retain about 97% of their bold Damascus pattern. The action retains about 1/2 of its original case color being most bright on the locks, toned elsewhere with some color on top of action. Stocks are sound and excellent. Forend is an older restored finish, butt is original and excellent both with only minor handling marks and hunting bumps. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Long bbl Parkers like this are en vogue and impossible to find a cleaner or nicer example. ANTIQUE.

PROVENANCE: Ex. Charles A. Herzog, Sr. Collection. Accompanied by a PGCA Research letter identifying this unique gun and further history. (17,000 - 24,000)

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RARE ALL ORIGINAL 8 GAUGE PARKER BROS. GRADE 0 HAMMER SHOTGUN - SN. 74622. Made on a #6 frame with 36” original length twist bbls that have matted concave rib with small steel front bead and rib legend “PARKER BROS. MAKERS MERIDENT CONN. TWIST.” Unstruck bbl weight of 7lbs 6oz. Splinter forend checkered in diamond pattern with border engraved Deeley latch release and steel tip. Casehardened zig zag border engraved sidelock action engraved “Parker Bros” on sides. Gun made with double triggers and extractors. Brass shield behind top tang. Capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in two point pattern through the wrist is of straight grained walnut and terminates with its original

Dogs Head buttplate. WEIGHT: 11lbs. 9oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .050(Rt) .043(L). DAC: 1-15/16”. DAH: 3-1/8”. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Bbls retain more than 90% original twist pattern. Bright shiny bores with a scattered patch of pitting here or there. Stocks are sound and original and retain most of their original finish with some minor handling marks, a few dents steamed out and finish added for preservation. Mechanics are fine. Overall a very handsome and respectable big bore! ANTIQUE.

PROVENANCE: Ex. Charles A. Herzog Sr. Collection. (9,500 - 14,500)

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RARE AND HARD TO FIND LEFEVER ARMS CO. E GRADE 8

GAUGE SHOTGUN SN. 12635. This rare gun made with 33-3/4” Damascus bbls have flat matted game rib. Bottom of left bbl is marked “C 12635”. Early compensating action with pivot opening top lever with sliding bolt, features automatic safety, bushed strikers, pin type cocking indicators, and double triggers. Action has only borderline engraving, and lockplates are marked “LEFEVER ARMS CO”. Trigger plate has a last patent date of ’87. SN is on tang of trigger guard which extends to fluted hard rubber grip cap. Dense, lightly stump figured European walnut capped pistol grip terminates with a checkered composition buttplate. Point pattern checkering with line borders is at grip. Matching splinter forend with metal tip has push-button release. WEIGHT: 13lbs. 6oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .058(Rt) .060(L). Bore Diameter: .860 (Rt) .840(L). Bore Restriction: .130(Rt) .105(L) DAH: 3-3/4” DAC: 2-1/8”. LOP: 14 3/8” CONDITION: Good. Bbls retain traces of original Damascus finish under considerable

oxidation and freckling, some of which could possibly be removed. Action retains traces of original casehardening color, where protected, but has oxidation similar to that on bbls, and is generally brown patina. Stocks retain a considerable amount of their original finish, considerably darkened and stained, and with light scratches, rubs, and marks, a few a bit heavier. Checkering at grip is lightly worn. Forend checkering is considerably worn from normal carrying wear, mostly still visible. Lock and tang screws show use and peaning. There is a small chip at front portion of grip cap. Bores are fair with patchy pitting throughout. Action is tight, and bbls on face with opening lever to the left. Top lever return spring is a bit weak and will not fully activate lever, so bbls feel loose. A new spring should put this right. Large bore Lefevers are extremely rare in 35 years of aggressively chasing these fine guns this cataloger has handled less than 6 in all grades.

ANTIQUE.

PROVENANCE: Bernie Liberati Estate Collection. (6,000 - 10,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE AND DESIRABLE LEFEVER

ARMS CO. EE GRADE 20 GAUGE - SN. 54569. Beautiful little 20ga Lefever made with 28” Krupp Fluid Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have matted top rib with small steel front bead. Tops of bbls engraved “Lefever Arms Co. Krupp” on right and “Steel Syracuse, NY USA” on left. Front of bbl flats with SN and stamped “KRUPP FLUID STEEL”. Splinter forend is checkered in diamond pattern has engraved escutcheon and steel tip and is of the friction type. The small “xx” marked casehardened frame is beautifully engraved with Setter in oval on right lock, Pointer on left surrounded by game scene and nicely executed scroll. Bottom of receiver with burst of scroll at center and patents on trigger plate. Casehardened trigger guard with falling duck on bow and SN at tang. Gun made with auto ejectors, double triggers, auto

safety. The capped pistol grip buttstock is checkered in point pattern through he wrist, is nicely figured European Walnut, and terminates with an aging Silver’s type pad. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 8oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .026(Rt) .029(L). Bore Diameter: .621(Rt) .622(L). Bore Restriction: .030(Rt) .031(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-3/8”. LOP: 13-5/8”. CONDITION: Excellent and untouched. Bbls retain about 85% of their original plum bbl blue with some thinning. Stocks are sound and excellent and retain about 95% of their original finish with nice open pores and only minor handling marks and impressions. Receiver retains about 75% of its beautiful original rainbow case color, virtually all is bold and bright on the locks, bottom with bright color towards trigger plate, toning towards front. Trigger guard with nice bright original color on bow, toned at tang. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. These small bore Lefevers are almost never offered for sale and this is the nicest steel barreled small example this cataloger can recall in the last decade! C&R. (7,500 - 13,500)

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and auto safety. Blued trigger guard. Round knob pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern and terminates with its original lined HRBP. WEIGHT: 5lbs 12oz. Bore Measurement: .616(Rt) .617(L). Bore Restriction: .010(Rt) .047(L). Minimum wall

retains more than 97% of its original finish with crisp checkering. Sideplates and action retain virtually all of their bold original case color. Trigger guard retains more than 97% of its original blue. Buttstock is sound and superb retaining nearly all of its original finish with only minor impressions and there is a tiny loss in the buttplate towards the toe. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. This is the best of its kind known to this

BEAUTIFUL ALL ORIGINAL LEFEVER 12 GAUGE SIDECOCKER - A SPECIAL ORDER

GUN SN. 6548. Made with 30” Finest Damascus bbls, 2-7/8” chambers, that have concave top rib with small brass front bead and rib legend “D.M. Lefever Makers & Patentees Syracuse, NY.” Splinter forend is near full coverage checkered with engraved pushbutton release and triangular horn tip, forend is beautifully scalloped border checkered at breech end. The fences are nicely sculpted in fleur-de-lis pattern and locks are engraved with double dogs and scroll on right side, Setter on left with flushing woodcock in front of lever. Bottom of frame with engraved rails and full length trigger guard with Setter and scroll engraving on bow, SN at tang. The capped pistol grip buttstock is checkered in scalloped border pattern through the wrist with tear drops behind the locks and terminates with its original checkered horn buttplate with engraved screws. The top tang has two small holes, obviously factory, which indicate this gun was originally mounted with a tang sight and most certainly had a second set of rifle bbls with it. The whereabouts of these bbls is

unknown today. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 13oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .029(Rt) .030(L). Bore Restriction: .020(Rt) .021(L). DAC: 2”. DAH: 3-1/4”. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Excellent. Overall, the gun remains in pristine untouched original condition which is impossible to find for a sidecocking Lefever. The gun retains more than 90% original Damascus pattern. Action retains more than 1/2 of its original case color with perfect screws. Stocks are sound and retain more than 95% of their original finish with crisp checkering and only minor handling marks. Bores are mostly bright and shiny with only very minor beginning orange peel in right bore. Mechanics are fine. For a gun that is nearly 140 years old, this is as fine a specimen as one could hope to find! This is the cleanest high original condition example of this model this cataloger has had the privilege of handling in more than 35 years of aggressively pursuing Lefever Guns. ANTIQUE. (6,000 - 9,000)

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RARE ORIGINAL CONDITION D.M. LEFEVER & SONS CO. GRADE 9F 12 GAUGE GAME GUN - SN. 1276. Made with 30” Krupp Fluid steel bbls, 2-5/8” chambers, that have raised matted rib with small steel front bead and tops of bbls engraved “IMPERIAL / STEEL”. Splinter forend checkered in point pattern with triangular horn tip and has roller type release. The crossbolt boxlock action is nicely engraved “D.M. LEFEVER - SONS & CO.” on sides with light border pattern, top of action with stippling, top tang with roller safety button. Trigger plate engraved “PAT’D 1902 / NOT CONNECTED WITH LEFEVER ARMS CO.” Gun made with auto ejectors, double triggers, non auto safety. The finely figured European Walnut straight grip buttstock has

.035(Both). Bore Diameter: .734(Rt) .735(L). Bore Restriction: .002(Rt) .033(L). DAC: 1-7/8”. DAH: 2-7/8”. LOP:13-1/2”. CONDITION: Excellent as found. Bbls retain about 95% of their plum brown original blue. Forend is excellent with original finish. Receiver is excellent with about 1/2 of its original case color remaining, engraving is clear and crisp. Buttstock is sound with more than 95% of its original finish remaining. There is a very small chip to the left side of the buttplate at the midpoint, otherwise excellent. Bores are bright and shiny.

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EXCEPTIONAL HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION MERIDEN FIREARMS CO. GRADE 58 12 GAUGE GAME

GUN - SN. 66587. A beautiful high original condition example of the Meriden Firearms Co. higher graded full sidelock guns. Made with 30” chain Damascus bbls, 2-5/8” chambers, that have flat matted top rib with rib legend “THE MERIDEN FIREARMS CO. MERIDEN, CT PAT’D JULY 9 1907. Splinter forend checkered in diamond pattern with lightly engraved release and finely carved Schnabel tip. These guns, made alongside the Parker Bros. Gun Co. in Meriden Ct. and likely engraved and finished by some of the same craftsmen. This gun is engraved in about a “DHE” Grade Parker pattern with scroll and game scene on sides and engraved “MERIDEN FIREARMS CO. on locks. The action is beautifully casehardened. Gun built with double triggers, extractors, and auto safety. The flesh toned capped pistol grip buttstock is checkered in point pattern and terminates with original lined horn buttplate. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 5oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .031(Rt) .030(L). Bore Diameter: .729(Rt) .728(L). Bore Restriction:

.046(Rt) .047(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-7/8”. LOP: 13-7/8”. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall the gun remains in superb original condition. The bbls retain more than 97% bold original Damascus pattern. Action retains more than 90% original case color which is quite bold and vivid. Trigger guard retains nearly all of its high polish original blue. Top lever far right of center. The stocks are sound and superb with nearly all of their original finish with only minor handling marks. Checkering is quite crisp and the gun is all original in every respect. Bores are bright and shiny and the mechanics are crisp. Gun is very tight and well cared for. This is the single finest example of this maker this cataloger has had the privilege of examining. C&R.

PROVENANCE: Ex. Charles A. Herzog, Sr. Collection. (5,000 - 7,000)

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BEAUTIFUL HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION TEXAS SHIPPED “GRADE 2” COLT MODEL 1883 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN WITH FACTORY LETTER - SN. 5011. Made with 30” Finest quality Damascus barrels, 2-3/4” chambers, that have slightly raised matted flat Damascus top rib with brass front bead and stamped “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. CT. USA.” Bbl flats with SN. Splinter forend checkered in point pattern with engraved Deeley latch release and triangular ebony tip. Iron is lightly engraved and original polish blued with matching SN on iron and stamped in the wood. Casehardened and engraved frame, with Setter pointing quail on left, Pointer pointing woodcock on right all surrounded by well executed scroll engraving. Hinge with geometric design surrounded by scroll. Trigger plate with nice scroll engraving and engraved in large fancy letters “PATENTED” with patent dates. High luster polish blued trigger guard with elongated oval on bow with woodcock surrounded by scroll and wave border, SN at tang. Top lever with high polish blue and engraved and top tang engraved in relief “SAFE” in front of the safety slide. There is a gold shield behind the top tang with initials “HGM” engraved. Semi-pistol ball grip buttstock with checkered side panels with fleur-de-lis and tear drops behind action, is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with the original Colt HRBP. Buttstock is of particularly fine high quality European Walnut with beautiful figure and grain layout- by far the nicest this cataloger has seen in this model! Gun made with double triggers, extractors, and non-auto safety. Accompanied by a Colt Archive letter identifying the gun as found today with ship date of 10/11/1890. WEIGHT: 8lbs 0oz. Bore Measurement: .729(Rt) .728(L). Bore Restriction: .026(Rt) .021(L). Minimum wall thickness: .030(Rt) .032(L) DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-3/4”. LOP: 14-3/8”. Excellent, all original, and exceptionally fine for this model. Barrels with more than 97% bold original Damascus pattern. Forend is excellent and sound with only minor impressions and retains most of its original finish on wood and about 70% of its light original blue on iron, forend latch has toned. Frame with beautiful untouched screws, crisp engraving, retains about 50-60% of its lightly toned beautiful original case color. Trigger guard and top lever with more than 70% of their beautiful high polish blue. Buttstock is beautiful with more than 97% of its original finish with only minor handling marks, checkering is crisp. Buttplate is crisp. Bores are mostly brilliant and shiny with only a beginning pit or two ahead of the right chamber. Mechanics are excellent. This is the best Texas shipped Colt 1883 this cataloger has examined, the stock is simply fantastic! ANTIQUE. (6,500 - 10,500)

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ICONIC L.C. SMITH A-3 GRADE 12 GAUGE
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RARE AND ICONIC L.C. SMITH A-3 GRADE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN ILLUSTRATED PROFUSELY IN LT. COL WM BROPHY’S “L.C. SMITH SHOTGUNS”

BOOK - SN. 205157. The A3 Grade was introduced to the line in 1895 as “The finest gun in the world for the money”. It was the highest grade L.C. Smith until the grade designations were changed in 1913. Made in 1906 with 30” Whitworth Fluid steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, matted concave rib and bbl extension with red mid and ivory front bead. Muzzles are nicely crowned and have bands of engraving as well as 1” scroll wedges. Breech ends of bbls have 2-1/2” wedges of scroll on tops and gold inlaid lightning bolts running through each and are hand engraved “Sir Joseph Whitworth Fluid Compressed Steel” / “Made to Order By the Hunter Arms Co. Fulton, NY”. Later factory replacement type-2 beavertail forend is finely checkered with fleur-de-lis ribbon at center and fully engraved banjo type roll release and sculptured iron. Inside of forend iron is hand engraved with scrollwork, SN and 1901 Lewis Ejector patent info. Bbl flats are nicely engine turned with hand engraved SN, bottom of tubes w/original Whitworth trademark stamps and forend lug stamped “A 3”. Masterfully engraved case hardened sidelock action is most certainly the work of Albert E. Kraus, employed from 1890-1945. Lockplates are extensively engraved in intricate foliate scrollwork and hidden game scenes with a relief engraved Setter in an oval panel on left plate, relief Pointer in panel on right, and “L.C.Smith ‘’ in a crescent forward of the lock pin on each side. Receiver body has similar foliate

scroll engraving interspersed w/ bouquet flourishes and bas-relief vine and scrollwork at the fences. The classic Setter with fallen quail on trigger plate, synonymous with the L.C.Smith brand, is beautifully executed. Blued trigger guard is rose and scroll engraved with hand-cut SN at tang. Auto ejectors, “Hunter One -Trigger”, non-auto safety. Gold inlaid “S” in front of flat safety slide. Beautiful straight-hand buttstock of richly figured dark-streaked European walnut is finely checkered with fleur-de-lis and ribbon patterns terminating with an aging “No-Shoc” pad. Buttstock and forend are most certainly a period of use factory replacements (post-1920) and have been on the gun for much of its lifetime. This exact gun is illustrated in ‘L.C.Smith Shotguns, LTC Wm S. Brophy, 1983 on the cover and pp 21, 47-49, 164169, 187-188. Accompanied by a L.C.Smith Collectors Association research letter dated January 28, 2022, identifying this gun as being finished January 22, 1906 as one of only 17 twelve gauge guns total. No stock configuration nor shipping info is recorded but there is a notation “McR” at the margin of the ledger for this entry and likely indicates the owner at one time. Also accompanied by archival A & F records, kindly supplied by Griffin & Howe Research, indicating the gun, in its current configuration, was consigned to them by E.A.Thorne in 1960 and sold to H. Gordon Moore in 1961. Harry

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Gordon Moore, Jr. resided much of his adult life in Lynchburg VA. Mr. Moore was also the author of “Trigger Pullers: An Attempt to Convey the Art of Wingshooting,1976” a compendium of Moore’s articles on gamebird shooting, first published in Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, and The Shooter’s Bible. Note: Moore and Brophy were certainly literary colleagues in the Sporting Fraternity and a friendly loan of the A3 for Brophy’s book is probable. Charlie Hunter spent his lifetime in and around the StauntonLynchburg area and was undoubtedly well-acquainted with fellow sportsman Moore. Hunter likely acquired this gun from Moore directly or from his estate after his passing in 1992. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 14oz. Min. Wall Thickness:

.029(Rt) .030(L) Bore Diameter: .727(Rt) .729(L). Bore Restriction: .036(Rt) .035(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 14-1/8”. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 90% of their factory restored blue, engraving slightly softened and a few small rubs on right tube towards the muzzle. Receiver retains 40%+ of its original case color. Factory replacement stock and forend are sound with minor handling marks and retain most of their rubbed finish. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp, trigger works well and ejectors are in time. This is an exceedingly rare gun and opportunity to acquire one of the most recognised and published A-3 Grades extant ! C&R.

PROVENANCE: E.A. Thorne Coll.; H. Gordon Moore Jr Coll.; The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (30,000 - 50,000)

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RARE AND DESIREABLE L.C. SMITH MONOGRAM GRADE 20 GAUGE WITH FACTORY ORIGINAL 3” CHAMBERS

- SN. FWE91130. Made in 1926 with 30” Whitworth Fluid Steel bbls, 3” chambers, that have matted concave top rib with twin ivory beads and are engraved “Sir Joseph Whitworth Fluid Compressed Steel” on top of left tube and “Made to order by the Hunter Arms Co. Inc. Fulton, NY” on left tube. Breech end of rib with gold inlaid bar and engraved “L.C. Smith Monogram Grade”. Watertable is finely engine turned and stamped with original “Chambers/3/Inches” stamping and orig. Whitworth stamp on bottoms of tubes. Splinter forend is fully checkered with fleur-de-lis border patterns, triangular ebony tip and scroll engraved banjo roll type opener. The casehardened sidelock action is engraved with pigeons on sides and surrounded by about 90% coverage nicely executed rose and scroll engraving. Beaded fences. Large goose in scroll engraving on bottom of frame and blued trigger guard with rose and scroll on bow and SN at tang with scroll engraving. The nicely figured capped pistol grip walnut buttstock is checkered with fleur-

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de-lis and panel behind grip and terminates with its original lined hard rubber buttplate. Gold cap in pistol grip engraved “W.B.C.” WEIGHT: 6lbs. 7oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .027(Rt) .022(L). Bore Diameter: .615(Rt) .616(L). Bore Restriction: .024(Rt) .030(L). DAC: 1-9/16”. DAH: 2-5/16”. LOP: 14-4/8”. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain about 70% of their original blue with scattered patchy pinprick pitting on tops of tubes, more so on left ahead of forearm from poor storage. Receiver retains nearly all of its original case color, just beginning to tone on bottom. Trigger guard and forend iron retain more than 90% of their original high polish blue. Stocks are sound and excellent and retain nearly all of their original finish with finish added for preservation and have only minor handling marks. Bores are mostly bright and shiny with a beginning pit or two ahead of the chamber area, but overall excellent. Mechanics are crisp. Trigger works well. This is an extremely rare magnum small bore Smith and belongs in the most advanced L.C. Smith Collections. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (17,500 - 27,500)

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Lot 53 FINE AND RARE HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION L.C. SMITH GRADE 5E 16 GAUGE WITH CASE - SN. 214653E. Made with 30” nitro steel bbls, 2-1/2” chambers, that have matted concave top rib with twin ivory beads. Breech end of top rib engraved “MADE TO ORDER BY THE HUNTER ARMS CO. FULTON, NY”. Gold bar in rib at breech end and scroll wedges engraved on sides of bbl. Splinter forearm is checkered in point pattern, has ebony tip, and scroll engraved banjo escutcheon with roll type release. Interior of forearm with scroll engraving, line border engraved patent info, and SN which is stamped. Casehardened full sidelock action with Pointer and Setter in game scene on left, two Pointers in oval game scene on right, all surrounded by beautiful floral scroll. L.C. Smith in banner at front of locks. Fences are beaded and top of action with floral burst and scroll which extends onto top lever and top tang. Gold inlaid “S’ in front of the knurled safety slide. Bottom of action with floral burst surrounding the trigger plate screw. Trigger guard with floral and scroll engraving on bow and SN at tang. Stocked in a very pretty piece of French Walnut that has ball grip point pattern checkering at wrist, gold oval near toe and terminates with an aging leather faced pad. Housed in a modern dark brown full leather case with green felt interior. Accompanied by an LCSCA research letter identifing this gun as found today. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 4oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .031(Rt) .030(L). Bore Diameter: .647(Both). Bore Restriction: .025(Both). DAC: 1-3/4”. DAH: 2-3/4”. LOP: 14-3/8”. CONDITION: Excellent and in beautiful overall condition. Bbls retain about 95% of their original toning blue with an area or two of light loss at breech end and a small near invisible repaired dent or two in right tube. Forearm is excellent with crisp checkering and retains most of its original finish with light handling marks and impressions. Receiver with about 80% of its bold original case color. Trigger guard retains about 80% of its beautiful original blue. Buttstock with tight compulsory grain separation behind locks & retains nearly all of an older professionally restored finish with subsequent light handling marks. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp though ejector spring is weak. Gun is tight and over all shows limited use.Case is excellent with minor rub marks. It would be very difficult of not impossible to improve upon this grade, gauge and configuration. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The C. Dean Rasmussen Collection. (10,000 - 15,000)

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EXTREMELY FINE L.C. SMITH GRADE 4E

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GAUGE - SN. 215585. Made with 28” Sir Joseph Whitworth Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers. Bbls with matted concave top rib that have twin ivory beads. Top of right tube hand engraved “SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH FLUID COMPRESSED STEEL”. Small gold bar inlaid at rib extension and small ring on engraving at breech end. Bbl flats are engine turned and have stamped SN and grade designation. Splinter forearm is near fully checkered and has light scroll engraved blued banjo escutcheon with roll type release and triangular ebony tip. Casehardened full sidelock action with large Pointer in oval on right, Setter in field scene pointing on left surrounded by light scroll engraving. Trigger plate with light scroll, trigger guard with two quail in oval on bow and SN at tang. Gun made with Hunter One SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety which has gold inlaid “S” in front of safety slide. Stocked with a very pretty piece of French Walnut that has ball grip, is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original lined HRBP. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 9oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .024(Rt) .030(L). Bore Diameter: .655(Rt) .648(L). Bore Restriction: .018(Rt) .026(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-5/8”. LOP: 14-1/2”. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain nearly all of an expert quality restored rust blue. Whitworth trademark stamps and engine turned bbl flats likely added when the bbls were finished. Forearm is excellent and retains most of its custom hand rubbed finish. Escutcheon restored when bbls were restored. Action retains nearly all of its bold vivid case color. Trigger guard with more than 85% of its lightly worn from handling blue. Buttstock is excellent and sound and retains nearly all of an older professionally restored finish. Buttplate is very good with a small chip at toe which does not extend into the wood. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. A very rare and hard to find sub gauge L.C. Smith. C&R. PROVENANCE: The C. Dean Rasmussen Collection. (10,000 - 15,000)

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FINE AND RARE FULLY OPTIONED L.C.

SMITH MONOGRAM GRADE 12 GAUGE - SN.

RE106688. Made with 32” Sir Joseph Whitworth Fluid Steel bbls with ventilated rib, 2-3/4” chambers, that have 2” scroll wedges at breech end. Top of bbls hand engraved “Sir Joseph Whitworth Fluid Compressed Steel” on right tube and “Made to order by the Hunter Arms Co. Inc. Fulton, NY”. Top of rib at breech end engraved “L.C. SMITH MONOGRAM GRADE”. Watertable is nicely engine turned with hand engraved SN. Large beavertail forend with fleur-de-lis pattern with scroll engraved and blued banjo roll release. Casehardened sidelock action is game scene engraved with Pointers on left and Setters on right all surrounded by well executed rose and scroll pattern. Bottom of frame with quail engraved on trigger plate and rose and scroll. Scalloped fences are rose and scroll engraved as is top of frame and top tang. Gun made with auto ejectors, Hunter One SST and non-auto safety. High polish blued engraved trigger guard is rose and scroll engraved on bow with SN at tang. Beautifully figured European Walnut buttstock with capped pistol grip is checkered in fleur-de-lis pattern

through the wrist, has gold inlaid oval at toe with initials “H.E.F.” (?) engraved and terminates with an aging Hawkin’s brand pad. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 5oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .028(Rt) .031(L). Bore Diameter: .729(Both). Bore Restriction: .015(Rt) .042(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2”. LOP: 14-1/8”. CONDITION: Excellent, as found. Bbls retain about 80% of their original blue, losses from poor storage, not use with scattered areas of beginning erosion and pin prick pitting on outside of both bbls but more on right tube towards top and rib. This should strike out and restore easily. Stocks are sound and retain most of their original finish with some minor handling impression lines on left side of stock. Action with beautiful original case color that rates better than 80% with toning on bottom but bright on sidelocks. Bores are bright and shiny, mechanics are crisp. Trigger works well. These are very hard to find and rare guns! C&R

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (6,500 - 10,500)

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EXTREMELY FINE HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION L.C.

SMITH CROWN GRADE 12 GAUGE WITH FULL OPTIONS - SN. 172594. Made with 32” bbls that has raised matted ventilated top rib with twin ivory beads. Tops of bbls engraved “L. C. SMITH CROWN GRADE” on rt, “MADE TO ORDER BY THE HUNTER ARMS CO, INC. FULTON, NY.” on left. Engine turned bbl flats are stamped with SN and grade. Beavertail forend is near fully checkered with scroll engraved irons and large Schnabel tip. Regular weight L.C. Smith sidelock action features non-auto safety “S” inlaid in gold and Hunter One on trigger. Action is engraved with 70% coverage scroll with some rose bouquet highlights within geometric and line borders. Lockplates are near fully engraved with scroll and flowers outlining oval vignettes of semi-relief engraved dogs, pair of Setters, one pointing, the other honoring point, on left, and a pair of Pointers on right. “L. C. SMITH”

capped pistol grip Monte Carlo buttstock which terminates with aging Silver’s type pad. Butt checkering wraps over top of grip and has small flairs into butt. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 2oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .032(Rt) .030(L). Bore Diameter: .728(Rt) .724(L). Bore Restriction: .040(Rt) .032(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 1-5/8” at front of MC; 1-7/8” at rear of MC. LOP: 13-7/8”. CONDITION: Extremely fine and collector quality. Bbls retain about 98% of their original blue. Forearm is excellent and sound and retains nearly all of its original finish. Blue has thinned on escutcheon. Action and sidelocks with nearly all of their dark bold original case color just beginning to tone on bottom at carry point. Trigger guard with more than 85% of its original blue. Buttstock is excellent and sound and retains nearly all of its original hand rubbed finish with nice open pores. Pad maybe an older replacement. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. It would be difficult if not impossible to improve the quality of this fully optioned Crown Grade L.C. Smith. C&R.

FINE AND RARE L.C. SMITH

CROWN GRADE

20 GAUGE - SN. FWE97362. Made with 26” Crown Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that are matted and concave with twin ivory beads. Tops of bbls at breech end engraved “L.C. SMITH CROWN GRADE” on right, “MADE TO ORDER BY THE HUNTER ARMS CO. INC. FULTON, N.Y.” on left. Breech end of rib with small gold bar and border and chain engraved with 1” wedge of scroll on sides. Splinter forend is near fully checkered with blued and scroll engraved banjo roll type release and triangular ebony tip. Casehardened sidelock action is beautifully engraved with Pointers on right, Setters on left surrounded by scroll and “L.C. Smith” in banner towards front of locks. Bottom of action is rose and scroll engraved and engraved “HUNTER ONE TRIGGER” in trigger plate. Gun made with auto ejectors, Hunter One SST. Blued trigger guard with burst of rose and scroll on bow, SN at tang and scroll. The highly figured flame grained American Walnut buttstock

has capped pistol grip, is checkered in point pattern through the wrist, has gold oval towards toe with engraved initials “D.W.K.” and terminates with a Hawkin’s brand pad. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 8oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .025(Rt) .029(L). Bore Diameter: .613(Rt) .614(L). Bore Restriction: .008(Rt) .012(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-5/8”. LOP: 14”. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain about 70% of their original blue with tops of bbls having been improperly stored and showing light to heavy patchy pinprick losses, which will likely remedy once restruck and restored. Receiver retains more than 80% of its original casehardening color, beginning to tone on bottom. Stocks are excellent and sound and retain nearly all of their restored finish. Mechanics are crisp. Bores are bright and shiny. Gun is tight and on face. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (9,000 - 14,000)

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Collector’s Fact

This is one of the only L.C. Smith’s known with two different types of barrel steel found in the same barrel set.

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RARE L.C. SMITH GRADE 2 8 GAUGE

HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN - SN. 37813. Cal. 8 ga. 3-1/2” chambers. 32” Bbls have one tube Damascus, the other twist. Bbls are unmarked on tops, with only SN on bbl flats. “2” is stamped ahead of forend lug. Early type action with rotary extractor cam features non auto safety, bushed strikers, and double triggers. Action is engraved in transitional style with scattered sprays of scroll and line borders. “L. C. SMITH” is on each lockplate. Fiddle figured European Walnut capped pistol grip buttstock which terminates with its original basket-weave and dog embossed hard rubber buttplate. Point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip. Splinter forend with horn tip is missing its ebony dogs head medallion at center. WEIGHT: 11lbs. 4oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .047(Rt) .050(L). Bore Diameter: .795(Both). Bore Restriction: .037(Rt) .042(L). DAC: 1-5/8”.

DAH: 2-7/16”. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain more than 90% of their original brown with excellent definition to pattern, beginning thinning overall. Action retains a considerable amount of its original casehardening color where protected. The balance is a speckled gray to brown, as are lockplates. Stocks retain nearly all of a glossy restored finish, checkering re-cut on forend. Buttstock is likely a well done, possibly factory replacement, matching wood of forend. Bores are fine with scattered light pitting. Action is tight. An interesting, early L. C. Smith. C&R. PROVENANCE: James D. Julia Auctions, Spring 2014. The Bernie Liberati Estate Collection. (8,000 - 14,000)

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VERY RARE EARLY L.C. SMITH GRADE 2 8 GAUGE SHOTGUN - SN. 36834. Made with 32” Damascus bbls that have matted concave top rib with brass front bead. Watertable with SN, bottom of tubes with three “X” marks and large “2” in front of forend lug. Splinter forend with ebony dogs head at center is checkered in point pattern and has triangular ebony tip. Full sidelock action with scroll bursts on sides, and engraved “L.C. Smith” on locks. Small burst of scroll on bottom with engraved screws. Gun made with double triggers, extractors, auto safety. The round knob pistol grip buttstock is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a period appropriate original buttplate that has Setters in hunting scene. WEIGHT: 11lbs. 6oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .038(Rt) .044(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-5/8”. LOP: 13-7/8”. CONDITITION: Good to very good. Bbls with an old rub down of cold blue and some subsequent chemical staining on outside. These will likely restore beautifully as they have an excellent outer surface to work with. Action has toned darker gray, engraving is good. Buttstock is very good, incipient crack behind right lock, otherwise retaining most of an ancient restored finish never having been sanded. Forearm is sound and very good with checkering thinning. Bores with scattered pitting and light frosting. Rear trigger is a period replacement. Gun locks up tight and is on face. With fewer than 40 8 Gauge Smiths made in all grades, they are very rare and hard to come by! C&R. PROVENANCE: The Bernie Liberati Estate Collection. (6,000 - 10,000)

Collector’s Fact

L.C. Smith made only 31 Grade 2 8 gauge guns.

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RARE L.C. SMITH 410 GAUGE IDEAL GRADE - SN. FWS8979. Made in 1947 with 28” London steel bbls that have slightly raised single sighting plane matted rib with small brass front bead. SN and grade designation on watertable. Splinter forend with roll type release, triangular ebony tip, is checkered in point pattern with lightly engraved iron. Casehardened sidelock action is lightly floral engraved on locks and stamped “L.C. SMITH” at front with flowing floral engraving around trigger plate. Gun made with auto ejectors, Hunter One SST, non-auto safety. Capped pistol grip buttstock is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original lined hard rubber buttplate. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 6oz. Bore Diameter: .410(Both). Bore Restriction: .027(Rt) .028(L). DAC: 1-1/2” DAH: 2-9/16” LOP: 14”. CONDITION: Excellent as found and appears all original. Bbls retain about 85% of their original blue, with thinning towards breach. Forend is very good with 3/4” grain separation on left side towards muzzle which is very old and can be easily made to disappear, otherwise sound and very good with well defined checkering. Receiver retains about 60% of its original case color, nice on sides and toned towards bottom. Buttstock is very good with a tiny repair at top right stock finger, otherwise sound and retains more than 95% of its original finish with some minor finish added for preservation. Buttplate is excellent. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. This is a very rare L.C. Smith with options and this one shows simple honest use. C&R

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (8,000 - 12,000)

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BEAUTIFUL

HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION

L.C.

SMITH FIELD

GRADE 410 GAUGE SHOTGUN - SN. FWS8771. Made in 1947 with 26” bbls, 3” chambers, that have raised matted top rib with small steel front bead. Top of left bbl stamped “L.C. SMITH FIELD GRADE”. Splinter forend is checkered in point pattern. Unengraved casehardened sidelock action stamped “L.C. SMITH” at front of locks. Gun made with double triggers, extractors, non-auto safety. Capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original lined composition buttplate. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 4oz. Bore Diameter: .419(Both). Bore Restriction: .010(Rt) .019(L). DAC: 1-9/16”. DAH: 2-11/16”. LOP: 14-1/8”. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of their original blue. Action retains more than 90% bold original case color, toned on bottom of frame at front, bold elsewhere. Buttstock and forearm are excellent and sound and retain most of a their original finish with some finish added and some very minor subsequent handling marks. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. These guns are hard to find in high original condition. C&R. (5,000 - 8,000)

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FINE AND SCARCE L.C. SMITH FIELD GRADE 410 GAUGE - SN. FW94966. Made with 28” Armor Steel bbls, 2-1/2” chambers, that have flat matted raised rib with small brass front bead. Splinter forend checkered in point pattern with blued iron and SN stamped on interior. Casehardened unengraved sidelock receiver with “L.C. SMITH” stamped at front of locks. Gun made on featherweight frame with double triggers, extractors and auto safety. Capped pistol grip walnut buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original lined hard rubber buttplate. WEIGHT: 5lbs. 10oz. Bore Diameter: .413(Rt) .409(L). Bore Restriction: .025(Rt) .021(L). DAC: 1-3/4”. DAH: 2-3/4”. LOP: 14-1/8”. CONDITION: Excellent and original as field used. Bbls with more than 90% of their original blue. Forearm is very good, sound with a number of impressions toward iron. Checkering is fine and retains about 80% of its original finish with some finish added for preservation. Receiver retains more than 75% of its original case color which had toned at carry point but is vivid elsewhere. Trigger guard with about 80% of its original high polish blue. Buttstock is sound with scattered handling marks and retains more than 90% of its original finish which appears crazed behind grip. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are fine. A scarce and desirable L.C. Smith. C&R. (4,000 - 6,000)

Lot 63

BEAUTIFUL AND NEAR MINT HUNTER ARMS HUNTER SPECIAL 410 GAUGE SHOTGUN - SN. 176058. Made with 25” (original length) bbls that have raised matted top rib with steel mid and front bead. Right bbl stamped “HUNTER SPECIAL” on top and left bbl “HUNTER ARMS CO. INC. M.F.R.S. FULTON, NY USA”. Splinter forend with diamond checkering at center. Casehardened unengraved boxlock action stamped “HUNTER SPECIAL” on sides. Gun made with double triggers, extractors, auto safety. Blued trigger guard. Capped full pistol grip buttstock is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original lined hard rubber buttplate. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 2oz. Bore Diameter: .415(Both). Bore Restriction: .010(Rt) .005(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: 14”. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain about 97% original blue. Receiver is near mint with nearly all of its dark bold original case color. Stocks are sound and retain nearly all of their original finish with only minor handling marks. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. These were inexpensive guns made for children and are almost never found in high original condition. This gun would be nearly impossible to improve on for this gauge and model. C&R. (2,000 - 3,000)

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and engraved iron. Inside of forend is stamped “P Skeet” w/SN. Casehardened and engraved sidelock action is nicely open floral engraved with pigeon on left, clay target on right and stamped “L.C. Smith” on front of left lock. Gun made with auto ejectors, Hunter One SST, non-auto safety. Nicely figured American Walnut straight grip buttstock with long tang trigger guard is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with

added for preservation and have only minor handling marks and impressions. Checkering is excellent. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Trigger works well. A scarce gun and these are hard to find in original condition as most were used hard on the skeet field. C&R. (5,500 - 8,500)

EXTREMELY FINE HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION

L.C. SMITH GRADE 4E 12 GAUGE WITH CASE - SN. 203959. Made with 30” steel bbls, 2-3/4” cham, matted concave top rib with small brass front bead, gold bar towards breech end and are engraved “HUNTER ARMS. CO. FULTON NY”. Polished bbl flats with SN and grade stamp. Checkered splinter forearm with blued and engraved roll type release has triangular ebony tip and engraved irons. Richly case hardened sidelock action engraved with setter in oval game scene on left pointer in game scene on right and light scroll throughout and engraved “L.C. SMITH” at front of locks. Bbl fences are nicely beaded and top of action with light scroll engraving, gold inlaid “S” in front of knurled safety slide. Blued trigger guard with quail in field scene on bow and SN on tang. Gun is mounted in beautifully figured French walnut that is checkered in point pattern through the wrist with ball grip and terminates with its crystallizing leather faced Silvers pad. Hunter One SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Housed in a period oak and leather case with canvas

cover, case with cleaning rod, snap caps and glass oil bottle. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 14oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .027(Both). Bore Diameter: .728(Rt) .725(L). Bore Restriction: .020(Rt) .035(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/2”.

LOP: 13-5/8”. CONDITION: Extremely fine overall. Bbls retain more than 97% of their crisp orig. blue. Forearm is sound and excellent with about 80% of the original blue remaining on opener and minor impressions elsewhere. Receiver retains nearly all of its beautiful original case color just beginning to tone on bottom at carry point but still visible and present throughout. Trigger guard with more than 90% of its rich high luster factory original blue. Buttstock is sound with crisp checkering light handling marks and impressions and retains more than 95% of its hand rubbed original finish. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. Breech face shows very little shell rings or wear. Case is very good with rub marks and losses in fabric, latch not operating. C&R

PROVENANCE: From the L.C. Smith collection of Dean Rasmussen. (4,000 - 7,000)

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Lot 66 NEAR MINT ORIGINAL CONDITION L.C. SMITH HIGHLY OPTIONED SPECIALTY GRADE 12

GAUGE - SN. 93875. Made with 32” fluid steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, with matted raised ventilated top rib with twin ivory beads. Light wave scroll engraving on breech end and tops of bbls with usual maker and grade stampings. Watertable with SN and “S” grade designation. Beavertail forearm checkered in point pattern with banjo roll type release and fluted tip. Casehardened and engraved iron. Full sidelock action with duck in marsh scene on right, quail in grass on left surrounded by open scroll engraving. Hunter One SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Blued trigger guard with burst of scroll on bow and SN at tang. Capped pistol grip buttstock is point pattern checkered through the wrist and terminates with what appears to be its original flattening “JOSTAM” brand red pad. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 2oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .030(Both). Bore Diameter: .735(Rt) .732(L). Bore

Restriction: .050(Rt) .048(L). DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 1-3/4”. LOP: 14-3/8”. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all original and investment grade. Bbls retain about 95% of their original blue with small outline at forearm and an area of rub markings on right of right bbl towards muzzle. Forearm is excellent and sound and retains nearly all of its original finish with only minor handling marks. Casehardened action retains virtually all of its bold original case color throughout. Trigger guard with virtually all of its high luster blue. Buttstock is excellent retaining nearly all of its original finish with only very minor handling marks and impressions and there is a very tiny loss behind left lock otherwise sound. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are excellent and crisp. Gun is tight and sound and shows very limited use. C&R. PROVENANCE: The C. Dean Rasmussen Collection. (3,000 - 4,500)

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Lot 67

Two Hercules Powder Company advertising calendars - 1920 calendar with illustration by Arthur Fuller. The other a 1919 with illustration by Norman Price. Both retain all the calendar pages. Unframed. Measure 30” x 13”. CONDITION: Moderate discoloration from age with creasing, short tears, and minor losses at edges; both retain the top bands. (1,000 - 1,500)

Lot 68

Two Hercules Powder Company advertising calendars - Both with illustrations by Arthur Fuller. One calendar dated 1943, the other 1920. Both bands present on 1943 poster. Bottom band missing on the other. Unframed. Measures 29.5” and 30” long x 13” wide. CONDITION: Creasing and edge wear to both; some minor staining to later calendar. (1,000 - 1,500)

Lot 69

Three Hercules Powder Company advertising calendars - 1938, 1941, and 1958. All with full calendar pages. All with top and bottom bands. Measure 30” x 13”. CONDITION: Minor discoloration from age; minor to moderate creasing and edge wear. (800 - 1,200)

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Lot 70

Gerald George Balciar (b.1942), bronze, artist proof - Of a grizzly bear standing on small stones. Artist proof dated 1975. 25” tall. CONDITION: Very good and original. (2,000 - 3,000)

Lot 70A

James Stafford (b. 1937), bronze, “Brownie Territory”, copyright 1979, number 12 of an edition of 18. . Appealing, heavily textured surface. Measures 18” tall. CONDITION: Very good and original.

(2,000 - 3,000)

Lot 71

Vince Valdez (b.1940), bronze - Titled “Pronghorn Majesty,” Signed. Measures 23.5” CONDITION: Very good and original. (300 - 500)

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DESIRABLE BROWNING SUPERPOSED POINTER GRADE 20 GAUGE SUPERLITE SHOTGUN WITH

CASE - SN. 21747. Made with 26-1/2” barrels that have low profile matted ventilated rib that has white front bead. Left side of bbl marked for 2-3/4” & 3” chamber and lump w/ Imp. Cyl. & Mod. choke markings. Field style forend checkered in point pattern with engraved release. Rounded Superlite frame engraved in beautiful Pointer Grade pattern and signed by Angelo Bee “ABee” on both sides. Bottom of frame with quail and all surrounded by well executed scroll engraving. Top tang with gold inlaid “U” “T”, and “S” around safety slide. Gun made with gold plated SST, auto ejectors, and non auto safety. Long tang trigger guard with pheasant on bow and light scroll towards butt end. Mounted with a nicely figured piece of European Walnut which is checkered in 3 point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its early “Browning” buttplate. Housed in a Hartmann case which has early owner’s initials “DBS” on top. WEIGHT: 6lbs 0oz. Bore Measurement: .608(T) .607(B). Bore Restriction: .008(T) .003(B). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: 14-3/4”. CONDITION: Extremely fine as custom finished in factory style and retaining nearly all finishes to both wood and metal surfaces. Wood with only very minor handling marks. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Case is excellent with minor rubs. A beautiful, collectible, & useful Superlite. C&R. (12,000 - 18,000)

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Lot 73

SCARCE BROWNING SUPERPOSED 20 GAUGE POINTER GRADE - SN. 22298. Made with 26-1/2” bbls that have low profile matted ventilated top rib with steel front bead. Left bbl lump with Imp. Cyl. And Modified choke marks and bbls marked for 2-3/4” and 3” chambers. Field style forend checkered in point pattern with lightly engraved release. French gray action engraved in Pointer pattern and signed “Legiers” on right side in front of game scene with Pointer and fallen pheasant. Left side with Setter and fallen duck, and bottom with 2 quail all surrounded by well executed scroll. Gun made with gold plated SST, auto ejectors, non-auto safety. The round knob long tang pistol grip buttstock is checkered in point pattern through the wrist, has very pretty grain layout, and terminates with its original Browning composition buttplate. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 2oz. Bore Diameter: .608(Bottom) .609(Top). Bore Restriction: .008(Bottom) .021(Top). CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain more than 95% original blue with slight losses towards muzzles. Stocks are excellent and sound and retain nearly all of what appears to be a professionally restored finish. French gray receiver is excellent with some minor staining. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. These early Pointer Grade guns are very collectible and desired by collectors and shooters alike. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter estate collection. (10,000 - 15,000)

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RARE BROWNING SUPERPOSED MIDAS

GRADE 28 GAUGE - SN. 1791F8. Made in 1968 with 28” skeet choked bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have low profile matted ventilated top rib with twin ivory beads. Bbl lumps and breech end engraved in shaded floral scroll pattern. Skeet style forend checkered in point pattern and has floral scroll engraved blued latch release. The blued receiver with full coverage floral scroll and gold inlay has ducks taking off in marsh scene on right, flying gold quail inlaid on bottom and three large pheasants in rolling hills scene inlaid in gold on left. Top lever and top tang with floral scroll and geometric design. Safety button with gold “S” inlaid in front of slide and gold inlaid “O & U”. Gun made with gold plated SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Trigger guard with floral scroll pattern. Gun is signed on both sides by engraver R. KOWALSKI. Buttsock is short tang flat knob configuration and is checkered in flowing

leaf pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original white lined Browning waffle pad. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 14oz. Bore Diameter: .540(Bottom) .541(Top). Bore Restriction: .005 (Bottom) .004(Top). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 1-7/8”. LOP: 14-3/8”. CONDITION: Excellent as lightly field used. Bbls retain nearly all of their original blue. Salt wood stocks are original with more than 95% of their factory original high gloss finish and have light handling marks and a couple of minor blemishes in the finish. Receiver is excellent with nearly all of its original blue and beginning oxidation in finish noted at contact points. Trigger with some plating flaked. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. A rare gun worthy of proper stocking. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (6,000 - 10,000)

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Lot 75

RARE BROWNING POINTER GRADE 28 GAUGE & 410 GAUGE TWO BARREL SET WITH CASE

- SN. 1958F8. Made in 1968 with two sets of 26-1/2” bbls that have raised ventilated top ribs and steel front beads. 28ga with 2-3/4” chambers, 410ga with 3” chambers. Field style forends are checkered in point pattern on sides and have lightly scroll and border engraved irons. Both sets of bbls with “skeet” choke markings on left sides and SN, 28ga set has “1” below SN and 410ga set has “2” below SN. French grayed action is nicely engraved in standard Pointer grade pattern signed by “R. Dewil” on bottom of both game scenes. Bottom of action with quail and scroll engraving. Gun made with auto ejectors, gold plated SST, non-auto safety. Butt is short tang flat knob configuration, checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original “Browning” buttplate. Housed in a period

Hartmann two bbl set Browning case. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 6oz. BBL SET 1.) Bore Diameter: .550(Bottom) .551(Top). Bore Restriction: .005(Bottom) .007(Top). BBL SET 2.) Bore Diameter: .410(Bottom) .409(Top). Bore Restriction: .005(Bottom) .006(Top). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 14-1/4” CONDITION: Excellent as field used. Bbls retain more than 97% of their factory original blue. Stocks are sound and retain more than 97% of their factory original glossy finish. Frame with some discoloration on bottom left side and showing some minor areas of salt deterioration near edges which will likely clean up well. Trigger retains most of its original gold plating. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. Case is very good with soiling to inside and some rubs on outside. Very hard to find a small gauge combo like this! C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (6,000 - 10,000)

RARE BROWNING CITORI MODEL C525 GRADE III 3

BARREL SMALL GAUGE SET WITH CASE - SN. 24251MT131. Made in 2006 as a limited series for Ohio based retailer Acusport with just 50 total sets made. These rare sets made with 3 sets of 30” bbls that each have low profile matted ventilated top ribs with two small white beads. 20ga bbls are original as factory ported. All 3 sets with Invector Plus choke tubes. Single interchangeable forearm checkered on sides has lightly engraved French grayed Deeley latch release and Schnabel tip. Silver nitride finished action is lightly floral scroll engraved on sides and on bottom with “525” at center of trigger plate. Gun made with gold plated adjustable SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Stocked with a full flat knob pistol grip which is checkered through the wrist and terminates with its original thin black rubber pad. Housed in its original dark brown leather, brass fixtured case which has dark brown felt interior. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 1oz.(with 20ga bbls). CONDITION: Extremely fine as very lightly field used. Retains more than 98% of its original finish to all wood and metal surfaces. Bores are brilliant and shiny throughout. Mechanics are crisp. Stocks with a few scattered light handling marks and adjustable trigger with plating flaked. Case is excellent with only very minor rubs and all choke tubes are included in the case. MODERN. PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (3,000 - 5,000) Lot 77

SCARCE BROWNING SUPERPOSED GRADE 1 FOUR GAUGE

SKEET SET WITH CASE - SN. 23759S73. Made in 1973 with 4 sets of 28” bbls in 12ga, 20ga, 28ga and 410ga. All 4 sets with low profile ventilated matted top ribs and two small white beads each set with 2-3/4” chambers and skeet choke markings on left side of bbl. 12ga bbls with Briley choke tubes installed, others are factory original. Single interchangeable forearm is skeet style with blued iron and is checkered in point pattern. Blued receiver engraved in standard Grade 1 light floral pattern and stamped “LIGHTNING / BROWNING” on bottom. Gun made with gold plated SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. The blued long tang trigger guard with light floral engraving on bow. The flat knob pistol grip buttstock is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original aging white lined Browning waffle pad. Housed in its original 4 bbl skeet set Browning case with wool interior. Included in the case is original paperwork from when Mr. Phillips purchased this set new as well as case keys and choke tubes for the 12ga bbl. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 14oz. DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 1-3/4”. LOP: 14-1/2”. CONDITION: Very good to excellent as field used and enjoyed by Mr. Phillips for nearly 50 years. Bbls each with more than 95% of their original blue. 12ga bbls with Briley tubes as noted above otherwise all are original. Forearm is sound with scattered light impressions and retains more than 95% of its original glossy finish. Receiver is excellent with about 90% of its original blue. Trigger guard with losses in finish at tang otherwise blue is strong on bow. Trigger with about half of its original gold plating. Buttstock is excellent with scattered light impressions and one more significant gouge towards pistol grip on left side in checkering and a beginning grain separation on left side of trigger guard. Finish has started to flake at grip area contact points. Bores are bright and shiny, Mechanics are excellent. Case is very good with some soiling and scattered rub marks. Alan Phillips was a NV State Skeet Champion using this exact gun. MODERN.

PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (3,000 - 5,000)

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Lot 78

BEAUTIFUL AND SCARCE HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION 410 GAUGE GRADE 1 BROWNING SUPERPOSED WITH MAKERS BOX - SN. 2195J8. 410 ga. Made with 28” bbls that have slightly raised matted ventilated rib with small steel front bead and made with 3” chambers. Field style forearm checkered in point pattern with lightly border engraved blued iron. Left side of bbls with mod/full choke markings and SN on left side. Richly blued receiver engraved in floral Grade 1 pattern and marked “BROWNING” on bottom of frame. Gun made with gold plated SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. The short tang round knob pistol grip buttstock is lightly figured and checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original Browning HRBP. Housed in an original Browning Superposed 410 gauge box

for a gun with SN. 2J481. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 14oz. Bore Diameter: .409(Both). Bore Restriction: .014 (Bottom) .024(Top). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/8”. LOP: 14-5/16”. CONDITION: Extremely fine showing limited use. Bbls retain 97% of their original blue with some beginning light wear at forearm slide area. Receiver retains virtually all of its fine original blue, engraving is crisp. Stocks are sound with only minor handling marks and very light scattered impressions. Trigger with nearly all of its original gold plating. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Gun is very tight having been used very, very little. Box is excellent with minor wear and scuffs. We have tested the stocks with silver nitrate and have found them to be salt free. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (2,500 - 4,000)

Lot 79

SCARCE FIELD CONFIGURED BROWNING

SUPERPOSED 20 GAUGE GRADE 1 WITH

CASE - SN. 30169V3. Made with 28” bbls that have low profile matted ventilated top rib with brass front bead and white mid bead. Bbl made with 3” chambers and left side of bbl with mod./full choke markings. Field style forearm checkered in point pattern on sides with unengraved blued irons. Blued receiver lightly floral engraved in Grade 1 pattern and stamped “LIGHTNING / BROWNING” on bottom. Gun made with gold plated SST, auto ejector and non-auto safety. The long tang trigger guard is lightly floral engraved and blued. Round knob pistol grip buttsock checkered in point pattern through the wrist with nice figure and grain layout and terminates with its original Browning buttplate. Housed in what appears to be its original Hartmann case.

WEIGHT: 6lbs. 7oz. Bore Diameter: .611(Bottom) .612(Top). Bore

Restriction: .012(Bottom) .042(Top). DAC: 1-1/4”. DAH: 1-7/8”. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Excellent showing limited use. Bbl with more than 95% original blue, there is one small area of touch up on bottom tube ahead of forearm. Forearm is excellent with crisp checkering and only minor impressions. Receiver retains more than 95% of its factory original blue. Buttstock is excellent with a minor chip at top of left side otherwise sound with more than 97% of its original high gloss finish and only minor impressions. Case is excellent with bright interior and only minor rub marks and minimal soiling. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (2,500 - 3,500)

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VERY INTERESTING A.H. FOX CE GRADE 20 GAUGE SHOTGUN WITH ORIGINAL

SKELETON BUTT - SN. 202693. Extremely rare gun with a most fascinating production card, being made with original skeleton buttplate and card calls for “Fine adjustments by Becker”. Finely made Philadelphia era gun with 26” No. 4 wt. Chromox Fluid Steel bbls that have matted concave top rib with two small steel beads, 1-1/2” triangular wedges of engraving at breech ends, 2-1/2” chambers, and tops of bbls marked “CHROMOX FLUID COMPRESSED STEEL” on right and “MADE BY A.H. FOX GUN CO. PHILA. PA. USA” on left. Flats with SN and Fox Proof. Slim splinter forend is near full coverage checkered with engraved Deeley latch release and has triangular ebony tip. Small scaled frame boxlock action is nicely engraved in “C” Grade pattern of the period with woodcock on right, large Setter on bottom, quail on left all surrounded by well executed Gough style scroll. Gun made with auto ejectors, auto safety, and Fox-Kautzky SST. Blued trigger guard with scroll and banner at bow, SN at tang. Well executed straight grip buttstock with checkered cheeks, is checkered in point pattern through the wrist, short trigger

guard tang, and terminates with a border engraved skeleton buttplate which looks much like a Parker Bros. skeleton butt. WEIGHT: 5lbs. 14oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .024(Rt) .022(L). Bore Diameter: .617(Both). Bore Restriction: .009(Rt) .022(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: 14-1/8”.

CONDITION: Excellent to near mint as restored. Bbls retain nearly all of their proper custom rust blue. Forend and buttstock are excellent to near mint as restored retaining nearly all of their custom finishes. Receiver retains virtually all of its restored case color, engraving not softened. Mechanics are in need of minor adjustment as hammers will not drop. Gun is on face. This gun was most certainly worked on by famed gun maker Burt Becker. The original production card calls for “rounded muzzle”, clean cut checkering, and the gun was shipped to Simmons Hardware Co. when new. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (8,000 - 12,000)

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Lot 81

BEAUTIFUL

12 GAUGE CUSTOM

A.H. FOX “FE” GRADE UPGRADE - SN. 139305. 12ga with 26” bbls that have matted concave rib with twin ivory beads, 2-3/4” chambers, tops of bbls stamped “CHROMOX FLUID COMPRESSED STEEL” on right, “MADE BY THE A..H. FOX GUN CO. PHILA. PA. USA.” which is hand engraved. Breech ends have 2-1/2” scroll wedges with gold inlaid lightning bolts. Flats with custom “GRADE FE” engraved, SN & 12ga. Custom beavertail forend is checkered in fleur-de-lis pattern with engraved Deeley latch release and iron. Casehardened and engraved boxlock action is beautifully engraved with line shaded scroll in Gough Style with chain borders and flowers interspersed. Gold Setter on right with gold bouquets at pin, Pointer on left, and large pheasants on bottom with

full coverage shaded scroll engraving throughout. Top tang with gold inlaid “SAFE” in front of safety. Gun made with auto ejectors, auto safety, and Fox-Kautzky SST. Trigger guard is near full coverage engraved with SN gold inlaid. Custom flame grained American Walnut buttstock with capped pistol grip buttstock with fleur-de-lis checkering and terminates with a blued and engraved skeleton steel buttplate. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 12oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .034(Rt) .035(L). Bore Diameter: .748(Rt) .734(L). Bore Restriction: .033(Rt) .029(L). DAC: 1-1/4”. DAH: 2”. LOP: 14”. CONDITION: Extremely fine as custom finished. Retaining nearly all custom finishes to both wood and metal surfaces. Only very minor handling marks can be seen. Gun functions well and bores are bright and shiny. C&R. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (5,000 - 8,000)

Lot 82

CUSTOM

CRAFTED SAVAGE FOX 16 GA AND 28 GA 3-BBL SET - -

SN. 372548. This unique 3-barrel offering likely began life as a 1935 vintage 16 Ga Sterlingworth Deluxe Ejector. The current 3-bbl configuration (all #’d to gun) consists of 1) 16 Ga - 28” Savage Arms - Utica, NY ejector bbls. 2) 16 Ga - 24” (shortened) Savage Arms - Utica, NY ejector bbls. 3) 28 Ga Marked - 26” Chickopee Falls, Mass, virgin 20 Ga ejector bbls w/ 28 Ga rim cuts only. These raw barrels have no chamber, forcing cones or other constrictions. The case-hardened frame has been tastefully engraved w/ medium scroll embellishments throughout w/ “Ansley H. Fox” hand cut into each side of the action body. The bottom has a stanch setter engraved afield w/ scroll and border flourishes. The case-hardened trigger bow is scroll engraved. Single selective trigger. Nicely figured American walnut pistol grip stock w/ red Olde English pad and two beavertail forends #’d to gun (one fitted for 28 Ga). WEIGHT: 7lbs 0oz (28 Ga). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: 14”. Excellent. Gun retains virtually all of its custom finishes and appears to be fired only sparingly. Mechanics are crisp, ejectors function, bright bores. C&R

PROVENANCE: Ex Herschel Chaddick Coll.; The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. LITERATURE: This exact gun appears as item 43 in Herschel Chaddick’s April 1990 sales flyer and Summer 1990 Double Gun Journal advertisement, listed as “C.E. ... Has to be the rarest Fox around!

(3,500 - 5,500)

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grip walnut buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist (1,500 - 2,500)

Lot 84 SCARCE A.H. FOX STERLINGWORTH “DELUXE” 16 GAUGE FACTORY TWO

BARREL SET - SN. 355697. Made with 28” and 30” barrels both are fluid steel, have 2-1/2” chambers, that have matted concave top rib with twin ivory beads with makers name and bbl type on top of tubes. Splinter forend with zig zag engraved escutcheon and is engraved with zig zag border pattern and has blued irons. Casehardened boxlock action with zig zag border engraving which extends on to trigger guard and has SN at tag. The capped pistol gripped buttstock is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a lined HRBP. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 0oz. Bore Diameter: .661(Both). Bore Restriction: .008 (Rt) .015(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-3/4”. LOP: 14-3/16”. 2nd

Brl measurements: .653(Rt) .653(L). Bore Restrictions: .009(Rt) .013(L). CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain about 95% of an older professionally restored finish. Stocks are sound and retain most of an older restored finish. There is a very minor old repair behind the top tang and subsequent light handling marks with a few more significant impressions on the left side on the forearm but nothing serious or offensive. Receiver retains about 40% of its mottled original color. Mechanics are excellent with forearm being quite stiff to put on and take off. Top lever right of center. Ejectors are in time and the gun is tight and sound. Trigger guard retains about 80% of what appears to be its original blue. C&R. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (1,250 - 1,750)

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Lot 85

LATER A.H. FOX A GRADE 12 GAUGE GAME

GUN - SN. 34146. Made with 30” #3 wt. Chromox Fluid Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have matted concave top rib and small brass front bead, top of left tube stamped “Made by Savage Arms Corp. Utica N.Y. U.S.A.”. Splinter forend with lightly engraved Deeley latch release and checkered in point pattern, inside of iron with SN. Casehardened box lock action is lightly floral scroll engraved & with “Ansley H. Fox” in banner on sides. Top of action is stippled and engraved. Blued trigger guard with line and diamond engraving at bow and matching SN on tang. Gun made with double triggers, extractors and auto safety. Late Utica style buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist, has ball grip and terminates with a lined hard rubber buttplate which is mounted with small contemporary phillips head screws. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 2oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .030(Rt) .028(L). Bore Diameter: .733(Both).

Bore Restriction: .023(Rt) .037(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-5/8”. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Very good to excellent as field used. Bbls retain more than 95% of an older, probably Savage restored factory rust blue. Forearm is very good with thinning checkering and retains most of an older restored finish. Action retains about 40% of its original case color. Trigger guard with about 30% of its original blue. Factory replaced buttstock retains nearly all of a subsequent restored finish with some minor rounding at frame. Gun is a touch loose on the hinge otherwise mechanics are very good. Bores are mostly bright and shiny with some stubborn fowling and shows evidence of an old repaired dent or two towards muzzle. These double trigger extractor Foxes are extremely reliable and durable guns. C&R. (1,000 - 1,500)

Lot 86

FINE HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION A.H. FOX STERLINGWORTH 16 GAUGE GAME GUN - SN. 361847. Made with 28” Sterlingworth fluid compressed steel bbls, 2-1/2” chambers’’, that have matted concave rib and small brass front bead. Left tube stamped on top at breech end “Made By A.H. Fox Gun Co. PHILA. PA USA.”. Splinter forearm with diamond checkering at center and casehardened iron with SN stamped. Gun made with double triggers, extractors and auto safety. Casehardened action with zig zag boarder engraving, blued trigger guard with SN at tang. Straight grained American Walnut capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist with its original lined hard rubber buttplate.

WEIGHT: 5lbs. 15oz. Bore Restriction: .018(Rt) .025(L). Min. Wall Thickness .030(Both). DAC: 1-3/4”. DAH: 2-7/8”. LOP: 14-1/8”. CONDITION: Excellent as found and very lightly field used. Bbls retain more than 95% of their original blue. Forearm and butt are sound and excellent and retain more than 95% of their original finish with only minor impressions and handling marks. Receiver is excellent and retains more than 90% original case color. Trigger guard has toned. Mechanics are crisp. Bores are bright and shiny. Lovely & clean little Fox. C&R. (1,500 - 2,000)

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Lot 87

RARE A.H. FOX L GRADE SINGLE BARREL TRAP 12 GAUGE

SHOTGUN - SN. 400363. Originally made with 32” bbl (shortened to 29-3/4”), 2-3/4” chamber, that has raised ventilated and matted top rib with white mid and florescent orange front bead. Bbl with light scroll engraving towards breech end and original address mostly now gone. Sides of bbl lumps with gold inlaid setters and scroll engraving. Bbl flat with SN, “L” grade designation and original “FOX PROOF” stamp. Replacement semi beavertail forend fancifully checkered in borderless pattern with nicely engraved irons. Watertable with SN, grade stamp “L” and engraved “SPECIAL” Receiver is near full coverage scroll and floral engraved. Gold inlaid on sides “FOX”. There is a large gold inlaid setter on bottom of frame in game scene on his hind legs. Trigger guard with inlaid initials “JCH” on bow and SN at tang surrounded by light scroll engraving. Replacement butt has capped pistol grip w/wave border checkered side panels and checkered through the wrist and behind grip cap with a small flag of checkering, and terminates with a modern black ventilated white lined Pachmayr pad. Gold plated trigger. The original build card for this gun shows it as a “Special” and made for J.C. Huff. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 6oz. Min Wall Thickness: .060. Bore Diameter: .738. Bore Restriction: .034. DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 1-13/16”. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Good to very good as period modified and heavily used. Bbl with

Lot 88 A. H. FOX K GRADE SINGLE BARREL TRAP - SN. 400127. Currently has 31-5/8” Chromox Fluid Steel bbl, 2-3/4” chamber, with raised matted ventilated top rib that has twin ivory beads. Left side of bbl engraved “MADE BY A.H. FOX GUN CO. PHILA. PA. USA”. Sides of bbl with floral scroll engraving. Bbl flat with grade designation, SN and Fox proof stamp. Custom replacement beavertail forend checkered in elongated oval pattern on side and at center, has original engraved Deeley latch release and engraved iron. Receiver with floral scroll in about 60% coverage and engraved “FOX” on sides. Top of receiver with line engraving and floral scroll which extends to the top lever and top tang. Replacement trigger guard is blued with burst of scroll on bow and towards end of tang with border pattern engraving. Custom American Walnut buttstock with checkered side panels and fleur-de-lis, has a Monte Carlo towards butt and terminates with a collapsing Pachmayr white lined ventilated pad. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 5oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .065. Bore Diameter: .733. Bore Restriction: .035. DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 1-5/8” at front of MC; 2-1/2” at rear of MC. LOP: 14-1/2”. CONDITION: Very good as heavily used

about 95% of a restored rust blue. Bbl address is mostly obliterated though mostly visible but slightly thin in some areas. Custom forearm retains most of its custom finish is slightly ill fitting at iron and has a crack on the right side at breech end which is beginning to extend into the checkering. Receiver has toned to grey. Bottom screw is a replacement. Custom buttstock is very good with most of its custom finish remaining. Checkering appears to have been chased through the grip and there is a chip on the bottom left side at the trigger plate. Trigger with most gold plating missing. Bore is bright and shiny. Gun is in need of minor mechanical adjustment as it will not always cock when opened & forend is a touch loose. A rare Fox SBT Worthy of additional research and some proper restoration. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (2,000 - 3,000)

Lot 89

STOUT

A.H. FOX 12 GAUGE STERLINGWORTH “DELUXE” - SN.

and period refurbished. Bbl with more than 95% of its shiny refurbished blue, engraving has been softened throughout. Custom forend is sound and retains most of its custom finish. Receiver has toned gray with scattered oxidation and engraving lightly worn in a couple of areas. Replacement trigger guard with soft engraving and about 70% of its custom blue. Top tang with screws marred and some pin prick pitting present. Custom buttstock is sound and retains most of its custom finish with scattered light handling marks. Bore is bright and shiny. Mechanics are fine, though gun is a bit loose with the forend off. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (600 - 1,000)

75457.

Made with 30” Sterlingworth Fluid Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have a matted concave top rib with twin ivory beads. Bottom of tubes with faint “1” stamp and tops of tubes with usual maker info. Splinter forearm checkered in diamond pattern with blued lined engraved iron. Casehardened action with zig zag border engraving. Gun made with double triggers, extractors and auto safety. Blued trigger guard with zig zag border pattern and SN at tang. Capped pistol gripped buttstock checkered in point pattern and terminates with a replacement Silver’s type pad. Accompanied by a 1995 dated letter from historian Roe S. Clark, identifing this gun as found today. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 9oz. Bore Diameter: .726(Rt) .728(L). Bore Restriction: .020(Rt) .030(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-5/8”. LOP: 14-1/2”. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain

more than 80% of their toning original blue, rib with center bead moved. Forearm is very good with numerous handling marks and checkering beginning to thin. Receiver retains about half of its original toning case color. Buttstock with beginning grain separation behind top tag and finish added throughout, has numerous light impressions, handling marks and hunting bumps. Bores with beginning orange peel ahead of chambers. Mechanics are excellent. C&R. (600 - 900)

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Lot 90

FINE HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION ITHACA FIELD GRADE 410 GAUGE

NID MODEL - SN. 461298. Made with 26” fluid steel bbls that have matted concaved top rib and small brass front bead. Tops of bbls stamped “NEW ITHACA FIELD GRADE” on right, “ITHACA GUN CO. ITHACA, NY” on left. Gun made with friction splinter forend that is checkered in point pattern with triangular ebony tip and line engraved blued iron. Casehardened boxlock action is zig zag border engraved throughout with an area of stippling on top of frame. Gun made with double triggers, extractors and auto safety. Capped pistol grip buttstock is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original lined HRBP. WEIGHT: 5lbs. 12oz. Bore Diameter: .414(Both). Bore Restriction: .020(Rt) .023(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-3/4”. LOP: 14-1/8”. CONDITION: Extremely fine and appears all original. Bbls retain

more than 97% of their original blue. Forearm with crisp checkering is sound and retains most of its original finish. Action retains nearly all of its original case color. There is a small indentation at the center of the forend iron which should be noted but does not detract from the gun in any way. Trigger guard with nearly all of its original blue. Buttstock is generally excellent with a few light impressions and a couple of small chips in the original finish towards butt. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. These guns are hard to find in this condition and represent a great value in today’s marketplace for a collectable small bore American doubles. C&R.

PROVENANCE: EX. Dr. Ronald S. Gabriel Collection. The C. Dean Rasmussen Collection. (3,500 - 5,500)

Lot 91

BEAUTIFUL AND SCARCE ITHACA CLASSIC DOUBLES 28 GAUGE

SPECIAL GRADE FIELD GUN - SN. 471105. Made with 28” Krupp Fluid Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, matted concave top rib with large white front bead and tops of bbls are hand engraved “Ithaca Classic Doubles” on right, “Victor, NY USA” on left. Polished bbl flats with SN, “SFG” stamp, “28” and marked “M” and “F” choke markings. Slim beavertail forend is checkered in point pattern with casehardened and lightly engraved Deeley latch release, has triangular horn tip and blued iron. The beautiful casehardened receiver is wave border engraved and inlaid in gold “Ithaca” on both sides at rear on bottom. Gun made with gold plated double triggers, auto ejectors, auto safety. The full capped pistol grip buttstock is of very nicely figured European Walnut, checkered in point pattern through the wrist with wave pattern at back and terminates with

a thin red Silver’s pad. WEIGHT: 5lbs. 11oz. Bore Restriction: Mod(Rt) Full(L). DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 14-1/2”. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain nearly all of their beautiful original rust blue finish. Casehardened action is very elegant and retains virtually all of its fine original case color. Stocks are sound and near mint with only very light minor handlings marks. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. The Ithaca Classic Doubles in the 471k SN range are desirable and do not change hands often. This was likely the first of this model made by Stephen Lamboy and this writer recalls seeing this gun at several shows where he promoted it before selling the gun. A gem of a little hand built in America 28ga game gun that will undoubtedly gain in value as the ICD brand becomes more and more collectible over time. MODERN. (3,500 - 5,500)

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Lot 92

EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND FINE ITHACA GRADE

4E 10 GAUGE MAGNUM - SN. 500045. Made with 32” best fluid steel bbls, 3-1/2” chambers, that have matted concave top rib with white mid and fluorescent orange front bead. Polished bbl flats with SN, original chamber stamp and “4” grade designation. Splinter forearm is nicely scroll and point pattern engraved, panel checkered with triangular ebony tip and lightly engraved blued Deeley latch release and iron. Inside of forend with SN and grade designation. Robust magnum boxlock action beautifully engraved, likely by McGraw, in shaded floral leaf pattern with pheasant in field scene on right, flying duck in marsh on left and shaded floral scroll on bottom. Bbl fences with diamond geometric design. Top of frame and top lever with shaded floral scroll and cocking indicators on top of frame. Gun made with single nonselective trigger, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Mounted with a very pretty piece of flame figured American Walnut which is fleurde-lis pattern checkered through the wrist, has capped pistol grip and terminates with what appears to be its original leather faced Hawkin’s brand pad.

Gold shield on toe line with initials “SJZ”. WEIGHT: 10lbs. 11oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .058(Both). Bore Diameter: .780(Rt) .777(L). Bore Restriction: .054(Rt) .049(L). DAC: 1-11/16”. DAH: 2”. LOP: 13-3/4”.

CONDITION: Excellent for this rare grade and configuration. Bbls with about 85% of their original blue. There are numerous small oxidation spots on top of both tubes from improper storage. Forearm is excellent and sound and retains most of its original finish and more than 85% original blue on the forearm iron and latch. Receiver retains more than half of its light original case color with engraving still crisp throughout. Trigger guard with more than 80% of its original blue. Buttstock is excellent and sound with scattered light handling marks and impressions and retains more than 90% of its original finish. Pad is beginning to harden. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. This is an extremely rare gun. C&R.

PROVENANCE: Purchased from Hershel Chadick in 1999. The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (4,500 - 7,500)

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shaded floral leaf pattern with pheasant in field scene on right, flying duck in marsh on left and shaded floral scroll on bottom. Bbl fences with diamond geometric design. Top of frame punch dot shaded, top lever with open floral scroll. Gun made with factory original Miller SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Mounted with a nicely figured piece of American Walnut which is fleur-de-lis pattern checkered through the wrist, has very rare ball grip and terminates with what appears to be its original Hawkin’s brand pad. Unengraved gold oval at toe

grain separation on right side, small repair behind top tang and retains about 70% of what appears to be its original finish, checkering has thinned just a touch. Pad is still supple with crackling at heel and staining. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are fine. A very rare useable optioned magnum! C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (3,500 - 5,500)

ventilated rib fluid steel bbls that have twin ivory beads. Bbl flats with SN, “3-1/2” chambers” and “4” choke marks (Full). Beavertail forend is checkered in point pattern with blued release and has inlaid ebony tip. The casehardened boxlock action engraved with quail on left, woodcock on right and light floral scroll. Gun made with single non-selective trigger, non-auto safety, auto ejectors. The capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern with nice figure and terminates with its original Hawkin’s pad. WEIGHT: 11lbs. 9oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .035(Both). Bore Diameter: .775(Both). Bore

defined crisp checkering. Receiver retains more than 75% of its original case color with a small area of beginning erosion on left side at bottom. Right bore is excellent, left with a few patches of pitting that will clean. Mechanics are very good. Trigger works well. Gun is tight and on face. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (4,500 - 7,500)

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CHOICE NEAR MINT ORIGINAL CONDITION

ITHACA NID MODEL 10 GAUGE FIELD GRADE

MAGNUM - SN. 500417. Made with 32” fluid steel bbls, factory original 3-1/2” chambers, that have matted concave rib with small brass front bead. Tops of bbls stamped “New Ithaca Field Grade” on right and “Ithaca Gun Co. Ithaca NY” on left. Polished watertable with SN, chamber marking, and “4” on each side indicating full choke, as well as “F” (Field) grade designation. Splinter forend checkered in point pattern with triangular ebony tip, blued iron. Casehardened boxlock action is zig zag border engraved, stippled on top of action. Gun made with double triggers, extractors, and auto safety. Capped pistol grip buttstock is checkered in 3 point pattern and terminates with its original lined hard rubber buttplate. WEIGHT: 10lbs. 2oz. Min. Wall Thickness:

.035(Both). Bore Diameter: .776(Rt) .777(L). Bore Restriction: .043(Rt) .047(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: 14-5/8”. CONDITION: Extremely fine and near mint. Bbls retain about 99% original blue. Forend is near mint with sharp original checkering. Receiver retains virtually all of its dark bold original case color with factory original lacquer remaining as well. Buttstock is near mint with only very minor handling marks. Trigger guard retains virtually all of its original blue. Breech face shows no shell ring indicating this gun likely factory test fired only. This is the finest all original example of a Magnum NID 10ga this cataloger has examined. Worthy of the most discriminating collection. C&R. (4,000 - 6,000)

Lot 96

BEAUTIFUL HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION

ITHACA NID MODEL GRADE 1 10 GAUGE

MAGNUM SHOTGUN - SN. 500291. Made with 32” “Best Fluid Steel” bbls, 3-1/2” chambers, that have matted concave top rib with twin ivory beads and a small ring of engraving at breech end. Bbl flats with SN, original chamber stamp, “1” grade designation and both flats stamped “4”(full choke designation). Splinter forearm checkered in point pattern with unengraved blued Deeley latch release and has triangular ebony tip as well as blued zig zag border pattern and star engraved iron. Large casehardened boxlock receiver is open leaf shaded engraved with zig zag border pattern on sides with makers name and address. Fences with light stipple engraving design which extends to top of frame and top lever. Bottom of frame with floral bursts ahead of the zig zag border engraved trigger plate. Trigger guard with shaded ellipse and zig zag border pattern on bow. Gun made with single non-selective trigger, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Lightly figured capped pistol grip walnut buttstock is checkered in three point pattern through the wrist and terminates with what appears to be its aging original Hawkin’s

brand ventilated pad. WEIGHT: 11lbs. 2oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .065(Rt) .060(L). Bore Diameter: .777(Both). Bore Restriction: .043(Both). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2”. LOP: 14-3/8”. CONDITION: Extremely fine, particularly for this model and configuration. Bbls with more than 95% of their original blue with very light spotting scattered throughout and a couple of small handling marks. Forearm is very good with crisp checkering. Forearm with grain separation emanating from ejector screw to bottom forend escutcheon and old repair underneath the forend latch which is a brass screw and is very well hidden. Forend retains most of its original finish with some finish added for preservation. Receiver with nearly all of its bold original rainbow case color remaining. Trigger guard retains about 95% of its original blue. Buttstock is sound and excellent with a couple of minor finish flakes and retains most of its original finish with some finish added towards butt for preservation. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are fine. Very difficult if not impossible to improve upon in the grade and configuration. C&R. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (3,500 - 5,500)

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Lot 95

Born in Honeoye, (Mendon), in northern New York, the young Lynn Bogue Hunt spent most of his childhood in Albion, Michigan with his, then divorced, mother. Here, he developed his deep love of the outdoors and had the first of his lifelong experiences with hunting and fishing. While in high school, he took art lessons from a professor at Albion College and, ultimately, went on to attend that school. While a student there, he made his debut on the national scene with “A King of Game Birds,” a story on ruffed grouse that he wrote and illustrated for Sports Afield. He worked for three years as staff artist for the Detroit Free Press and, in 1903, he made his dramatic move to New York City where he began his long career as artist and illustrator. He soon received numerous accolades and commissions and became very successful. During the Depression, he made as much as $50,000 a year – about $650,000 in today’s dollars. He moved to Long Island where he commuted to the city daily from his fashionable home, complete with a maid, in Hempstead (Long Island). A bon vivant, appearances mattered to Hunt, and he was known to be a meticulous dresser. His marriage to Jessie Bryan became contentious, and he made no secret of his long relationship with his mistress. An early conservationist, he advocated catch and release gamefishing as early as 1935 and eagerly supported the newly formed Ducks Unlimited. He became friends with the leading sportsmen and writers of the day such as Ray Holland, Earnest Hemingway, Zane Gray, Burton Spiller, Gordon MacQuarrie, and others.

A list of his accomplishments is, indeed, a lengthy one. He completed about 250 separate covers for nearly 40 magazines including over 106 cover illustrations for Field & Stream alone. He designed corporate murals, the 1939/40 Federal Duck stamp and he illustrated numerous books such as Game Birds of America, Grouse Feathers and More Grouse Feathers and, his own, An Artist Game Bag.

Hunt was, undisputedly, the most famous outdoor artist and illustrator of his time. “His work has come to define the look, feel, and abundant unfettered spirit of what was truly the Golden Age of American Field Sports.” Beginning to lose his sight, he cleaned his brushes for the last time in 1951 and lived out the remainder of his life in semi seclusion at his home in Western Long Island. His obituary in the New York Times described him as “The Audubon of his time,” a characterization that surely would have pleased him.

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Lot 97

Lynn Bogue Hunt (1978-1960), oil on canvas - Image measures 45” x 29”. Signed middle/lower left. Excellent quality and detail. An extraordinary example of Hunt’s work. One of the only western scenes we are aware of that he has done. CONDITION: As viewed under black light there is some small spots of inpainting and conservation mostly along stretcher lines and in sky near top of painting, which was professionally done at time of a recent cleaning. (20,000 - 30,000)

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Lot 98

Lynn Bogue Hunt (1878-1960), oil on canvas - Image measures 14” x 16”. Signed and dated lower right, 1948. Covey of bobwhite quail with important gallery sticker on back from VL&A, Von Lengerke & Antoine, 9 North Wabash, Chicago, Illinois, Sportsman Gallery. Original frame. CONDITION: Painting remains in excellent condition. PROVENANCE: Recently found in a home in Kansas. (8,000 - 12,000)

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Lot 98A

Brett Smith (b.1958), oil on canvas - Titled “The Hunts End”. Image measures 20” x 24”. Carved gold gilt frame. CONDITION: Painting remains in excellent condition. PROVENANCE: Charles Long collection. (2,000 - 3,000)

Lot 99

Brett Smith (b.1958), oil on canvas - Titled “Dawn Hunters”. Image measures 16” x 20”. Signed lower right. Carved gold gilt frame. CONDITION: Painting remains in excellent condition. PROVENANCE: Charles Long collection. (2,000 - 3,000)

Lot 100

Brett Smith (b.1958), watercolor - Titled “Good Prospects”. Image measures 14” x 21”. Copyright 1997. Signed and dated lower right. Professionally framed and matted.

CONDITION: Excellent and original. (1,500 - 2,500)

Lot 101

Brett Smith (b.1958), oil on canvas - Titled “Lost Blind,” 2009. Image measures 11” x 14”. Signed lower left. Carved gold gilt frame.

CONDITION: Painting remains in excellent condition. PROVENANCE: Charles Long collection. (1,500 - 2,500)

Lot 102

Harry Antis (1942-2002), oil on board - Image measures 24” x 42”. Signed lower left and dated 1979.

CONDITION: Painting has some small scratches, mostly around the top and sides near edges, otherwise in good condition as viewed under blacklight. (2,000 - 3,000)

Lot 104

Art Lamay (b.1938), watercolor - Image measures 30” x 22”. Two eagles. This painting was commissioned for the White House during the presidency of Bill Clinton. The administration expected Lamay to make the painting a donation. He decided not to make the donation and sold the painting privately at the Waterfowl Festival in Easton Maryland. Signed lower right. Professionally matted and framed. CONDITION: Painting remains in excellent condition. (2,000 - 3,000)

Lot 105

Peggy Watkins (b.1963), oil on canvas

- Image measures 14” x 18”. Signed lower right. Professionally framed. CONDITION: Painting remains in excellent condition. (800 - 1,200)

Lot 103

Art Lamay (b.1938), watercolor - Signed middle, lower right. Image measures 52” x 32”. Professionally framed and matted. CONDITION: Painting remains in excellent condition; wood veneer applied to matting has shrunk approximately .25” in two areas. (2,000 - 3,000)

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“Decoys, man-made representations of wild birds intended to deceive wildfowl and lure them within range of hunters’ guns, are a uniquely North American invention. Originally intended as a tool, decoys also can be seen today as both art objects and historical documents, evocations of North America’s natural bounty and our evolving relationship to the land and the creatures we share it with.”

“The concept of the decoy was developed by Native Americans, who were crafting and using decoys at least a thousand years before the European discovery of the New World, and decoys have been essential tools for every hunter since. Decoys as we think of them today are therefore a confluence of Native American ingenuity and Anglo-American craftsmanship, and they are the only major folk art form that originated in North America. They emerged in response to the incredible abundance of wildfowl in early America and hunters’ desire to exploit wild birds as a commercial and recreational resource. Hundreds of thousands of decoys were carved between 1840, when commercial hunting of wildfowl began in earnest, and 1950, by which time handmade wooden decoys had largely been replaced by counterfeit birds mass produced from plastic and other synthetics.”

Excerpt from ‘Bird Decoys of North America - Nature, History, Art’ by Robert Shaw, Shelburne Museum curator 1981-1994.

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Lot 106

Rare

quarter 19th century - Hollow carved with glass eyes. Retains the original Elliston weight and fine paint detail by Catherine Elliston. Measures 12 1/4” long. CONDITION: Original paint with minor flaking and wear; small cork plug was added to a small knot hole behind neck seat long ago; vertical hairline crack in front and back of neck seat; very minor separation at body seam. PROVENANCE: Ex Doherty collection. Private Connecticut collection. (25,000 - 35,000)

green wing teal drake, Robert Elliston, Bureau, Illinois, last The Elliston family.

“Robert Elliston is certainly regarded as one of the first Illinois River commercial decoy makers and because the quality and quantity of his output is one of the best. He traveled the Midwest until he settled in Lacon, Illinois, where he started a career of full time decoy carving while in his 30s. Later he moved to Bureau where he lived the rest of his life.

Elliston’s decoys were made of the finest white pine with the bodies hollowed out of two equal pieces. The heads were well carved with a very detailed bill and had eyes set very high giving a frogeyed look. The painting was superbly done by his wife, Catherine, and set a high standard for other Illinois River carvers that came later. He made mallards in the greatest number, but also made pintails, teal, bluebills, redheads, canvasbacks, ringnecks, coots, and Canada geese. The decoys were weighted by a lead strip on the bottom that was stamped “THE ELLISTON DECOY”. Robert was the first to make turned head sleepers. By all standards, Robert Elliston rates as a classic maker.”

- “Decoys of the Mississippi Flyway,” Alan Haid

Crowell worked as a cranberry farmer, market gunner, and sportsman’s guide. The latter two of these occupations lent themselves to his producing duck, goose, and shorebird decoys. The success of these creations in attracting birds in the field was equaled, and finally surpassed, by their allure to humankind.

As waterfowl regulations increased and demand for his working decoys decreased, Elmer found a flourishing market for the more detailed, ornamental creations which he termed his “mantel” carvings. Although some were carved as early as 1901, it is generally conceded that he began this transition in earnest about 1912, and his style reached its pinnacle in the 1930s. Affluent sportsmen who he had met or worked for earlier in his career became his initial patrons as did the members of the increasing tourist trade on Cape Cod. Notable among these were the Hardy, Phillips, and Cunningham families to name a few.

He was not only prolific but also very diversified, producing life-size, half-size, and miniature carvings as well as plaques and additional forms. Crowell knew his subjects well. The vast majority of his “mantel” birds are noted for their life-like realism and extremely animated poses. Although he was basically self-taught, having only rudimentary art lessons in his youth, his extraordinary ability in the painting of his subjects is legendary. As noted in a recent article in “Cape Cod Life” magazine: “Without Crowell – others might have carved birds in decorative ways, but the art form would have taken much longer to develop. There was really no one in the world doing what he was doing. He was decades ahead of everyone else.”

Few would argue that Anthony Elmer Crowell is not worthy of being a front runner for the title of “Father of American Decorative Bird Carving.”

“Masters of Decorative Bird Carving”. Anne Small. Winchester Press 1981.

“A Simple Man, An Extraordinary Talent” Chris White. Cape Cod Life Magazine. April 2016.

Elmer Crowell outside his workshop.

Lot 107

Gracefully carved pintail drake, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, circa late 1920’s. - Crowell’s rectangular stamp is in the underside twice. 17” long with slightly turned head, relief wingtip and tail feather carving. CONDITION: Near mint original paint with fine feather paint detail and blending; a few very minor paint rubs and wear to the tip of the tail. PROVENANCE: Private Connecticut collection. (17,500 - 22,500)

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Lot 108

Running plover, Elisha Burr, Hingham, Massachusetts, circa 1900. - A large decoy, just under 13” long. Fine feather paint detail and shoe button eyes. Relief wing carving with extended wingtips. CONDITION: Excellent original paint with very minor crazing and wear; three shot marks on one side, otherwise very good structurally.

PROVENANCE: Private Connecticut collection. (10,000 - 15,000)

Lot 109

Rare hollow carved merganser drake, George Huey, Friendship, Maine, 1st quarter 20th century. - 17” long. Carved eyes, carved wooden crest and relief wing carving. “GR Huey” is carved in the underside, along with a flower. CONDITION: Original paint with minor flaking and wear; hairline cracks in breast and back of neck seat.

PROVENANCE: Ex Griffith. Private Connecticut collection. (6,000 - 9,000)

Lot 110

Black duck, Elmer Crowell, East Harwich, Massachusetts, circa 1910 - Pre brand. Larger bold body with extra detail to feathering, wing patch, wings, and tail paint. Head is turned with Crowell’s typical rasp work to rear of head. Decoy is weighted but was never used. A good example of Crowell’s early gunning black ducks. 17” long. CONDITION: Excellent original paint; some flaking on head, mostly to one side; hairline drying cracks in underside; crack in wood along one side was filled when the decoy was made.

PROVENANCE: Private Connecticut collection. (4,000 - 6,000)

Lot 111

Canvasback drake, Tom Chambers, Toronto, Ontario, 1st quarter 20th century. - Solid body model. Branded “Thos. Chambers maker.” Also branded “JT McMillan” for James T. McMillan, St. Clair Flats Shooting Company member 1913-1946. Long body style with attractive wing outline painting. Tight combing on lighter areas of back. 17” long. CONDITION: Original paint with very minor wear; minor separation at back of neck seat.

PROVENANCE: Private Connecticut collection. (4,000 - 6,000)

Lot 112

Rare canvas stickup Canada goose from Massachusetts, 1st quarter 20th century - Canvas over wire frame construction. With removable wooden head. Hollow on underside. Rigmate pictured on page 116 of “New England Decoys,” by John Delph. Measures 27.25” long. CONDITION: Original paint with moderate flaking and wear; short tears in canvas; quarter size puncture on back; reenforcing patch added to the underside to secure some small holes in back; some strengthening to paint on front 1/2 of head appears to have been done in the making. (4,000 - 6,000)

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Lot 113

Rare bluewing teal drake, Harvey Stevens, Weedsport, New York, circa 1870 - Head wiggles slightly at neck seat. 12” long. CONDITION: Original paint with minor discoloration and wear; separation at small knots in breast; 1” dent on one side near neck seat; hairline crack in each eye; minor roughness on sides of tail.

PROVENANCE: Private Connecticut collection. (4,000 - 6,000)

Lot 114

Merganser drake, Levi Rhodes Truex, Absecon, New Jersey, last quarter 19th century - Hollow carved with extended crest and carved eyes. “FWS” carved into the lead weight. Measures 17.25” long. CONDITION: Original paint with minor to moderate flaking and wear; hit by shot; flaking to filler at seam in breast; the white on underside appears to be a very early thin second coat.

PROVENANCE: Herb Wetanson collection.

LITERATURE: “Classic New Jersey Decoys,” James R. Doherty, p. 156-157, rigmate pictured. (4,000 - 6,000)

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Lot 115

Bluewing teal drake, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1st quartet 20th century - Hollow carved premier grade with relief bill carving and glass eyes. Nice paint detail. Measures 12.25” long. CONDITION: Original paint with minor flaking and wear; fine hairline crack along back and in one side of bill; very minor separation at neck seat.

(4,000 - 6,000)

Lot 116

Bluewing teal hen, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century - Premier grade with relief bill carving and glass eyes. Measures 11.75” long. CONDITION: Original paint with moderate wear; lightly hit by shot; roughness on one side of bill and back of neck seat. (2,000 - 4,000)

Lot 117

Bluewing teal, Mason Decoy Factory, Detroit, Michigan, 1st quarter 20th century - Standard grade, tack eye model with thick sponge paint detail. Measures 11.25” long. CONDITION: Original paint with minor flaking and wear; much of the original neck filler has flaked away; minor roughness on tip of tail and tip of bill. (500 - 800)

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Lot 118

Bluewing teal hen, drake, and four ducklings, Harold Haertel, Dundee, Illinois - Both are signed. Hen is dated 1970, drake 1976. Drake is 12” long. Hen is in feeding pose. Both have fine paint detail and raised carved wingtips. CONDITION: Very good and original. (2,500 - 3,500)

Lot 119

Owl decoy, Herter’s Company, Waseca, Minnesota, 2nd quarter 20th century - Balsa body with deep relief wing carving. Applied wooden legs and ears. Large glass eyes and bear claw bill. Mounted to a hardwood base, stands 19” tall. CONDITION: Very good original paint with a few minor dents and scratches; hairline crack in one eye, otherwise excellent. (1,000 - 1,500)

Lot 120

Pair of mallard bookends, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland - 1936 style with slightly turned heads. Measure 8” long. CONDITION: Original paint with minor wear; each with separation at the neck seats and a drying crack in back; minor separation at wood grain on one side of hen’s head.

PROVENANCE: Herb Wetanson collection. (2,000 - 3,000)

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Lot 121

Excellent pair of greenwing teal, Jim Schmiedlin, Bradfordwoods, PennsylvaniaBoth are signed and dated 1984, with “JAS” branded in underside. Both are hollow carved with turned heads, raised and slight crossed wingtips and carved tails.Measures 14” long. CONDITION: Tiny paint flake at tip of hen’s tail, otherwise mint.

(5,000 - 8,000)

Lot 122

Widgeon drake, Jim Schmiedlin, Bradfordwoods, Pennsylvania - Signed and dated 1984. With “JAS” brand in underside. Hollow with bottom board. Turned head and raised crossed wingtips. Measures 17” long. CONDITION: Tiny bit of shrinkage in a small knot on lower side, otherwise near mint.

(4,000 - 6,000)

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Greenwing teal drake, Jim Schmiedlin, Bradfordwoods, Pennsylvania - Signed and dated 1981. Turned head with raised, crossed wingtips. Individually carved feathers at tail and additional feather carving on back and wings. Measures 12” long. CONDITION: Near mint. (3,000 - 4,000)

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Widgeon drake, Jim Schmiedlin, Bradfordwoods, Pennsylvania - Signed and dated 1981 on underside. Turned head with individual carved feathering on back and tail, with raised crossed wingtips. Measures 17” long. CONDITION: Near mint. (3,000 - 4,000)

Lot 124

Canvasback drake, Jim Schmiedlin, Bradfordwoods, Pennsylvania - Signed and dated 1981. Turned head with carved crossed wingtips and thinly carved tail, with each feather detailed. Measures 16” long. CONDITION: Mint. (2,000 - 3,000)

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Lot 125

Pair of scoter, Keith Mueller, Killingworth, Connecticut - Hollow carved with hen in sleeping pose and drake feeding on a mussel. Both branded ‘Mueller’. Measure 15” and 17” long. CONDITION: Original paint with very minor flaking and paint rubs from use, otherwise excellent. (2,000 - 3,000)

Lot 126

Decorative preening godwit, William Gibian, Onancock, Virginia - Raised wing with head turned, preening a single feather. Relief wing and tail feather carving. Standing on wooden base with carved clam shell. Signed and dated 2005 on the underside. Measures 20” tall including base. CONDITION: Excellent and original. (2,000 - 3,000)

Lot 127

Full size whistling swan, Reggie Birch, Chincoteague, Virginia - “R. Birch” carved in underside. A large railroad spike is attached as a ballast. Two oak boards have been glued to underside so swan will display without tipping. 38” long. CONDITION: Original paint that has been stressed to create the appearance of age. (800 - 1,200)

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Lot 128

Important full-size whistling swan, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland - Signed and dated 1986 with the word “Hunting Decoy” written by Lawson on underside. Two piece hollow body with erect and turned head. Bold and deep carving separating wings at top of back and along side pockets. Faint but well executed feather, wing, and tail painting. Measures 35” long. CONDITION: A very slight separation between wood putty and neck surface at base of neck, otherwise excellent and original.

(8,000 - 10,000)

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Very rare full size swan, Charlie Joiner, Chestertown, Maryland - Signed and dated 1990. Head is reared back and slightly turned. Feather, tail, and wing tip paint detail with shading from white to grays over the body. Measures 29” long. CONDITION: Near mint. (5,000 - 8,000)

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Lot 130

Pair of ruddy ducks, Josh Brewer, Little Deer Isle, Maine, 21st century - Both have “JB” carved in underside. Made in the style of decoys from North Carolina. Measures 11.5” long. CONDITION: Excellent and original. (1,200 - 1,800)

Lot 132

Rigmate pair of redheads, Ben Heinemann, Durham, North Carolina - Both are branded “Ben Heinemann” and have Heinemann’s weights on underside. These are part of the “Cut String” rig. Each has turned head with textured paint and slight wing tip carving. Measure 14” long. CONDITION: Both are in near mint. (400 - 600)

Lot 131

Pair of ruddy ducks, George Strunk, Glendora, New Jersey - Both are signed and dated 1997 on underside. Hollow carved with slightly turned heads, raised wingtips, and extended, upswept carved tails. Measure 12” long. CONDITION: Both are excellent and original. (800 - 1,200)

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Lot 133

Excellent pair of canvasbacks, Ward Brothers, Crisfield, Maryland - Dated 1962. Made for the Norris Pratt collection. Carved from balsa with detailed, raised wingtips and carved tails. Both have turned heads with extraordinary fine feather vermiculation on backs. Drake’s head is aggressively turned. Measure 14” long.

CONDITION: Both are near mint. (5,000 - 8,000)

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Lot 134

Delicate matched pair of wood ducks, William Gibian, Onancock, Virginia - Both are signed and dated 11/02 with maker’s card and plexiglass mount on underside. “Gibian” is also carved on underside. Hollow body with slightly turned heads. Raised and carved wingtips. Measures 16” long. CONDITION: Excellent and original. (2,500 - 3,500)

Lot 135

Perfectly matched pair of black ducks, Oliver Lawson, Crisfield, Maryland - Both are signed on underside. Raised and extended wingtips with slightly turned heads and detailed feather painting. Measure 16” long. CONDITION: Excellent and original. (800 - 1,200)

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Lot 136

1/4 size flying turkey, George Reinbold, Lansdowne, PennsylvaniaExcellent paint detail with wingtip carving and thin fanned out tail. Applied wooden beard on underside. Maker’s signature on underside of lower wing. Measures 12.25” long with a 10.5” wingspan. CONDITION: Original paint with a few very minor paint flakes and rubs; tail was made from two pieces with minor separation at the seam, otherwise excellent structurally. (2,000 - 3,000)

Lot 137

Matched pair of shovelers, John McLoughlin, Bordentown, New Jersey - Both are signed on underside. Both have slightly turned heads, deep shoulder carving, and raised extended wingtips and carved tails. Measure 15” long. CONDITION: Excellent and original. (500 - 800)

Lot 138

Matched pair of widgeon, John McLoughlin, Bordentown, New Jersey - Both signed on underside. Slightly turned heads and deep shoulder carving, with extended, raised wingtips. Measure 14” long. CONDITION: Small chip at end of one bill, otherwise excellent and original. (500 - 800)

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Lot 139

Gunning rigmate pair of mallards, Delbert “Cigar” Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia - Both signed, dated 1969, and branded “Cigar”. Both are cork body with bottom boards. Drake has slightly turned head. Measure 18” long. CONDITION: Very good and original with some small rubs from very light wear.

(1,800 - 2,500)

Lot 140

Rigmate pair of American mergansers, Delbert “Cigar” Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia, last quarter 20th century - Both branded “Cigar”. Thinly carved combs with yellow painted eyes. Made in the style of Doug Jester. Measure 12” long. CONDITION: Near mint with wood separation on underside of drake.

(800 - 1,200)

Lot 141

Pair of buffleheads, Delbert “Cigar” Daisey, Chincoteague, Virginia - Both are branded “Cigar” on underside with the words “hunting decoy” written in pencil. Darke has a slightly turned head. Heads are carved to create a feathered texture. Bodies and tails are smooth. 12” long. CONDITION: Very good and original with a tiny rub on the breast of the drake.

(800 - 1,200)

Lot 142

Pair of bluebills, Delbert “Cigar” Daisey, Chincoteague, VirginiaBoth are branded and signed. Comb painting on back of drake. Shallow ice groove carved behind neck of both. Measures 12” long. CONDITION: Excellent original paint with some sap bleed to black areas of drake. (800 - 1,200)

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Lot 144

Mallard drake, Jimmie Vizier, Galiano, Louisiana

- Signed and dated 1993 on underside. Head is tucked and eyes are half shut. Raised wingtips with curly cue tail. Vermiculated painting on back and sides. Measures 16” long. CONDITION: Mint (800 - 1,200)

Lot 143

Three black ducks, Don Bridell, Mt Airy, Maryland - A pair is dated 1985, and a single 1986. All have poems written on the undersides. All have raised wingtips, turned heads. 16” long. CONDITION: Very good and original. (1,500 - 2,000)

Lot 145

Excellent pintail drake, Jimmie Vizier, Galiano, Louisiana - Signed and dated 1993. Tucked and slightly turned head. Raised wingtips and extended sprig tail. Detailed vermiculated feathering with a stippled texture. Measures 19” long. CONDITION: Mint. (800 - 1,200)

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Lot 146

Pair of canvasbacks, Jim Foote, Gibralter, Michigan - Thinly hollowed with inlayed bottom boards. Both with slightly turned heads, drake with tucked head. Detailed feather carving with raised crossed wingtips. Drake is signed and dated 1975, hen 1977. Measure 13” and 14” long. CONDITION: Minor paint rubs on hen’s bill, otherwise excellent and original. PROVENANCE: Lynwood Herrington collection. (4,000 - 6,000)

Lot 147

Full-size flying Canada goose, Eddie Wozny, Cambridge, Maryland - Cupped wings with dropped feet. Hollow carved with detailed feather carving. Made with an insert for wall mounting. Wingspan is 34”. CONDITION: Excellent and original. (1,500 - 2,000)

Lot 148

Full-size peregrine falcon, Ron Tepley, Racine, Wisconsin - Perched on a sandstone rock, with carved cactus emerging from the ground. Peregrine is focused with a head slightly turned. Extended, crossed wingtips, and dropped tail. 17.5” tall. CONDITION: Excellent and original, exception of cactus pad that has broken off and needs to be reattached.

PROVENANCE: Lynwood Herrington collection. (2,500 - 3,500)

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Cigar store trade figures

By the 1800’s, New York had become a major center for ship carvers and ultimately those who would specialize in trade and circus figures. Two of its luminaries were Samuel Ande rson Robb and Thomas V Brooks.

Between the mid 1800’s through the early 1930’s, carved figures on the streets of America such as the familiar “Cigar Store Indians” were common sights. They were, quite simply, promotional or advertising pieces meant to symbolize the product(s) for sale in the establishment where they were positioned. A large number of Americans at that time could not read and the increasing numbers of immigrants arriving on our shore did not speak English thus, the figures clearly indicated where the items they may be seeking to purchase could be found. The Indians were favored by tobacconists, however, numerous other types were in use. Orientals might be displayed by tea merchants and Jockeys would adorn the shops of harness or saddle makers. These examples represent only a fraction of the figures in use by businesses and they were accompanied by an equally wide array of other symbols also meant to represent the tradesman within the building. Red and white spiral poles meant a barber, eyeglasses an optician, and a mortar and pestle identifying a pharmacist would be well known examples. It was estimated that as many as 800 such objects could be seen

on the streets of Baltimore at the turn of the century. These numbers do not include the dazzling array of ornate circus figures and wagons that might have been seen when such a show occasionally visited a city or town.

The talent needed to produce these objects was readily available in the many ship carvers that existed at the time in the larger cities along our shores. As wooden vessels transitioned to steel, men who previously had been carving figureheads, pilot house figures and stern boards provided the skills needed to produce the figures. Shops, both large and small, soon arrived on the scene that specialized in this line of work.

The choice of the “Indian” as a common tobacconist figure dates back to the colonial period when tobacco was being exported to Europe by the early settlers. It was the indigenous tribes of the America’s that taught the colonists the cultivation of this profitable commodity. In Europe few, if any, had ever actually seen an American native and the early European carvings were relatively inaccurate representations. As the figures began to be produced in America, more realistic figures emerged. Rather than being demeaning or insulting to the Native peoples, the figures represented the males as noble, stern, proud individuals, and the females as attractive, equally strong, representatives of their race.

Sadly, beginning about 1890, city streets were becoming increasingly crowded, and many cities passed sidewalk obstruction laws. In addition, businesses that were once specialty shops began to expand their product line. As a result, many of the trade figures were abandoned with the few remaining examples becoming highly desirable folk art or fine examples of early Americana. Today, they are proudly included in the collections of many of the most prestigious museums in the country.

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Tobacconist shop, Brooklyn, NY c1870 Shop of Collins and Brown, N.Y. 1887 Clarence Robb, New York 1903

Lot 149

Hand carved cigar store Indian trade sign, circa 1875 - By a talented yet unknown East Coast carver. Two-piece vertical laminate construction. Having originally held actual tobacco leaves or cigars and an edged weapon. Measures 49” tall including base. CONDITION: Appealing early repaint with minor wear; minor separation at center body seam; losses to feathered headdress were reshaped long ago; minor drying cracks.

Provenance: The Mark Goldman collection (20,000 - 25,000)

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Lot 150

Hand carved cigar store Indian trade sign, Samuel Robb, New York, New York, circa 1880 - Great example of a “ working Indian “ in it’s used and unrestored state. Measures 53” tall including base. CONDITION: Very old and crazed multi-layered paint surface with some flaking and in use wear; typical drying cracks along body, some that were filled long ago and have opened slightly with some loss to filler.

Provenance: The Mark Goldman collection (20,000 - 25,000)

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Lot 151

Cast iron cigar store Indian counter top trade sign, circa 1875 - Two-piece, cast iron body with original hanging hook. Usually found with only one side. Nice detail on necklace, dress, and tobacco leaves. Measures 24 1/2” tall. CONDITION: Original paint worn to much of the iron surface; minor separation at body seam; overall very good.

Provenance: The Mark Goldman collection (5000 - 8000)

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Lot 167

Winchester advertising die cut - Measures 28.5” x 17”. Image was created by Lynn Bogue Hunt. CONDITION: Retains bold colors and has had some restoration work; in painting at top right, lower goose has had piece reattached starting at lower neck, lower goose tip of tail is broken and restored; also inpainting at lower left. (600 - 800)

Lot 168

Rare advertising poster, Parker Brothers Guns - In period frame. Original art by Bert Sharkey. Poster measures 20” x 16”. CONDITION: Poster has been trimmed. Some flaking, mostly lower right around lettering; small areas of discoloration in a few small folding marks.

PROVENANCE: Charlie Hunter, III collection. (500 - 800)

Lot 169

Framed advertising tin, Old Center Rye - Image measures 16.5” x 27.5”. CONDITION: Shows significant age with very light rust spots and some discoloration; appears to be the original frame.

PROVENANCE: Charlie Hunter, III collection. (600 - 800)

Lot 170

Rare poster, US Cartridge Company - “The Black Shells”. Framed in vintage period frame. Poster does not retain bands, and measures 26.75” x 18”. Has been glued to poster board. CONDITION: Some tears have been laid down, longest coming in from edge at top through teal; fold mark that runs the length of the word The Black shells. Retains excellent color and presents well. (1,000 - 2,000)

Lot 171

Interesting and high quality display of nine advertising envelopes - Three Dupont, four Winchester, two Remington, and one Peters. Four have canceled postage stamps, others are unused. All are framed with both sides visible behind glass. Total piece measures 18” x 27”. (800 - 1,200)

Lot 172

Winchester advertising calendar, 1927 - With illustration by Frank Stick. August calendar page present. Retain the top and bottom bands. Unframed. Measures 26.75” x 15”. CONDITION: Very minor creasing and edge wear, otherwise very good. (800 - 1,200)

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Ammunition board store display, Kynoch. Birmingham - Military and sporting ammunition. Frame measures 38.5” x 26.5”. CONDITION: Appears to be intact; some scuff marks on frame, otherwise good and original. (5,000 - 8,000)

Lot 174

Ammunition board, Holland & Holland - Number 1 A sporting ammo display with a mix of shotgun and rifle ammunition, including the largest 700 cartridge. Frame measures 28.5” x 25.5”. CONDITION: Excellent and original with a few marks and rubs to the frame.

PROVENANCE: Christie’s auction house sale. (4,000 - 6,000)

Lot 174A

Wooden sign - Reads “Danger Blasting Ahead. C. Reppucci and Co Boston Mass.” Measures 26” x 32”. Appears to have good age. CONDITION: Shows uneven crazing on all four of the boards that have writing; nail holes, cracks, scratches, etc. (800 - 1,200)

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ICONIC 1897 WINCHESTER “DOUBLE W” CARTRIDGE BOARD -

Perhaps the most iconic and desirable of all Winchester advertising. Features numerous rifle, shotgun, and handgun cartridges in both rimfire and centerfire, accented with accessories such as primer tins, shotgun hulls, and cutaways. Dark green background with Winchester Repeating Arms Co. logo prominently at top. Central vignette is classic A.B. Frost scene depicting 2 bear hunters admiring their quarry. Quartersawn oak frame and gold leaf gesso sub-frame. Verso has label reading “PRESENTED WITH COMPLEMENTS / OF THE / WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS COMPANY / PLEASE HANG IN A PROMINENT PLACE.”. Serial number 1448 stamped on backing. 40’’x 57-1/2’’ overall. CONDITION: Generally Very Good. Graphics are clean and vibrant. Retains good color with some paper damage mostly at lower left corner, small amount lower right corner. Several dummy cartridges are detached and have been retained, 4 cartridges are missing: 50 pistol, 44 bulldog, 58 carbine, 22 extra long. Frame is sound. Verso backing and label are recent replacements. With some additional conservation, this will be a very handsome display piece. (10,000 - 20,000)

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WONDERFUL ANTIQUE MARLIN MODEL 1881 LEVER ACTION

RIFLE - SN: 8635. Cal. 45-70. 28” oct bbl marked with standard second variation 2-line address on top flat and “45 Govt” at breech. Full magazine. German silver blade front sight and semi-buckhorn sporting rear sight. Heavy blued receiver. Case hardened hammer and lever. Mounted in nicely figured uncheckered walnut stocks with smooth steel buttplate and forend cap. CONDITION: Very Fine. Rifle retains most of its factory blue finish with some sharp edge thinning on bbl and scattered light oxidation on magazine tube. Receiver

Lot 175A

WONDERFUL CASED SET OF ORNATE PERCUSSION MUFF PISTOLS BY GREEN-LONDON

- SN: NSN Cal. 84 Bore (.381). Both pistols with 1-5/8” blued oct barrels marked “GREEN – LONDON” on top flat, muzzles engraved with straw leaf panel. Rounded silver foliate scroll and border-engraved scalloped boxlock actions are stamped with London gunmaker’s view and proof marks near breech. Features folding triggers, blued dolphin form hammers. Bag -shaped walnut grips profusely inlaid with silver wire scrollwork and engraved leaves and blossoms. Small engraved silver diamond-shaped wrist escutcheons are blank, graceful tapered silver butt caps w/ foliate engraving. Together with their original green velour-lined fitted mahogany case and accoutrements; incl. 84 bore mold and balls, bbl wrench, diminutive “SYKES” flask and key. CONDITION: Very Fine. Pistols retain much of the original blue finish on the barrels and hammers w/thinning at edges, balance with a mellow patina. Silver has wonderful old tones and largely intact. Grips are sound w/light rubs. Wirework remains intact. Good bores. Case has some slight warping of panels but remains intact. Interior with some age discoloration and partition separation. ANTIQUE. (2,500 - 3,500)

Lot 175C

FINE REMINGTON – ELLIOT’S PATENT

RING TRIGGER FOUR SHOT DERRINGERSN:15157. Cal. 32RF. 3-3/8” 4-shot bbls. Nickel plated with a revolving firing pin. Matching serial number on the bottom of the action and barrel, a post blade sight, the two-line address/patent marking on the barrel side ribs, and smooth 2-pc rosewood grips. Approximately 25,000 manufactured between 1863 and 1888. CONDITION: Excellent. Pistol retains most of its original nickel finish with minor oxidation spots at muzzle and base of butt. Screws are clean and unmarred showing fire blued color. Grips are sound with the lightest of edge wear. Mechanically sound. Bores good with visible rifling. ANTIQUE. (1,000 - 1,500)

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Lot 175B

Lot 176 SUPERB JAMES PURDEY 12 GAUGE LIGHTWEIGHT GAME GUN W/ CASE - SN. 27485 (1968). 26” Chopper lump Whitworth Fluid Steel bbls, 2-3/4” cham, proofed 3-1/4 tons, .729 bore. Whitworth tube nos. 70119 /20 on forend lug with bbl makers initials “A.H.” (Alf Harvey). Plain game rib engr “J. Purdey & Sons. Audley House South Street. London England” w/ small burst of scroll at breech end and small steel front bead. Splinter forend checkered in point pattern w/diamond at center. Anson type push button release is blued w/rose and scroll engraved iron. Actioner initials “T.B.” (T. Barrows) inside of forend. Case hardened sidelock action is engraved in best quality rose and scroll patterns. Self-opening action has auto ejectors, bushed strikers, double triggers, auto safety. Beaded fences and

“SAFE” inlaid in gold. Stunning highly figured French walnut straight grip buttstock w/ carved drop points is fine checkered in point pattern, gold oval engr “M.E.S.Jr.” on toe line terminating at checkered butt. Long trigger tang w/scroll engr bow and SN at center. Housed in a Purdey leather motor case with accessories, trade label and canvas cover. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 9oz. Min.Wall Thickness: .032 (Both). Bore Diameter: .729 (Both). Bore Restriction: .005 (Rt) .019( L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-7/16”. LOP: 15-1/4”(slight cast off). CONDITION: Extremely fine and near mint. The gun retains nearly all of its factory original finishes to both wood and metal surfaces with only very minor handling marks. Gun is tight. Bbls ring true. Ejectors in time. Case is excellent with only very minor rubs. This is an outstanding all original lightweight Purdey Game Gun with wood that speaks to you !! C&R. (12,500 - 22,500)

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AND FINE BEST QUALITY

C. HUNT & CO. “THE ROYAL PIGEON GUN” W/ CASE - SN. 17086. 27-5/8” dovetail bbls w/ narrow matted game rib and square shouldered doll’s head extension engraved “VARRIALES PATENT”. Bbls are engraved “The Royal Championship Pigeon Gun” and “C. Hunt & Co. Ltd. Birmingham & London.” Four 1-1/2” triangles of well cut scroll at breech ends. Flats stamped 2-1/2”, 1-1/8oz B’ham nitro proof. Bbls engraved “SIR J. WHITWORTH’S COMPRESSED FLUID STEEL”, tube nos 35952/3 and Sheaf of Wheat trademarks. Robust side lock action has large deep fences to accommodate unusual dual square cross bolt third, and pivoting fourth fasteners. Action also features nonautomatic safety (“SAFE” in gold), side clips, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators and double triggers (front articulated). Action and lockplates engr in exceptionally well cut small shaded scroll surrounding rose bouquets. “C. HUNT & CO. LTD ‘’ inlaid in gold on right lockplate. “BIRMINGHAM & LONDON” in gold on left. Gold sovereign crown on blued top lever. “THE ROYAL / CHAMPIONSHIP / PIGEON / GUN” in gold on trigger bow. Serial number is on trigger guard tang. “C. Hunt & Co. Ltd.” on water table and forend iron. Straight grip buttstock of beautifully marbled burl figured European walnut and terminates in a

beautifully checkered butt. Flat point checkering at grip w/fancy crenelated borders. Matching splinter forend has Anson release and fine checkering w/stylized ribbons through pattern and gold inlaid pigeon on central escutcheon. Housed in a Brady canvas and leather case w/ cleaning acc, snap caps and oil bottle. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 9 oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .036(Rt) .034(L). Bore Diameter: .732(Both). Bore Restriction: .041(Rt) .043(L)(Chokes start 6” behind muzzles). DAC: 1-9/16”. DAH: 2-3/16”. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Bbls retain most of what appears to be original blue. Action and lockplates retain nearly all of their original case hardening color. Trigger guard shows some blue loss from flaking and thinning on grip. Stocks retain nearly all of the original oil finish with some touch ups and minor marks, checkering shows light wear. Bores are bright and shiny. Action is tight. Bbls on face. Ejectors in time.Two small holes in bottom rib plugged with screws where a sling loop would be attached. No corresponding hole in toe line. Case shows some exterior wear. Interior cloth is fine with some impressions. A gloriously embellished gun rivaling London’s Best ! C&R. (12,500 - 17,500)

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EXQUISITE TRUE PAIR OF WESTLEY RICHARDS 12 BORE “DROPLOCK” GAME GUNS W/ ORIGINAL CASE - SN. 18566 /18567 (1936). 28” dovetailed bbls are engraved “Westley Richards / 23 Conduit St./ London”. “Gunmakers by appointment to H.M. The King” on game ribs and gold inlaid “1” & “2” denoting a pair. Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-1/2” cham. Case hardened scalloped hand-detachable lock actions feature hinged floorplates, automatic safeties (“SAFE” inlaid in gold), patented third fasteners and double triggers. Engine turned locks have thumb spurs on hammers, gold inlaid R & L and gun numbers “1” & “2” on tops. Actions have patent use numbers “3916” / “3917” on water tables. Actions engraved in well cut lightly shaded foliate scrollwork. “WESTLEY RICHARDS” in riband on sides of each action. Fences in larger and more deeply cut foliate scrolls. Top of actions are engraved “WESTLEY RICHARDS / EJECTOR”. Appended metal engraved in matching foliate scroll work.Trigger bow has vignettes of pheasant on Gun 1 and pointer on Gun 2. Very well matched, richly figured European walnut, straight grip buttstocks terminate in checkered wood butts. Point pattern checkering w/mullered borders and large gold ovals engraved with rampant lions holding flower blossoms over the motto “Vulneror Non Vincor” (I am wounded not defeated) on toe lines. Matching splinter forends with horn tips have Deeley releases. Guns are housed in a brass bound oak and leather 2-gun case w/ leather label on top embossed “G. DE JAGER”. Interior is lined in dark green baize w/paper Westley Richards trade label on lid. Bottom compartment contains a full complement of period accouterments.. GUN 1.) WEIGHT: 6lbs. 9oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .026(Rt) .030(L). Bore Diameter: .734(Rt) .736(L). Bore Restriction: .009(Rt) .037(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 1-15/16”. LOP: 14”; GUN 2.) WEIGHT: 6lbs. 8oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .028(Rt) .027(L). Bore Diameter: .735(Rt) .736(L). Bore Restriction: .011(Rt) .040(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 1-15/16”. LOP: 14”. CONDITION: Very fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retaining nearly all of a best quality reblack with some

scattered light marks and scratches. Rib engraving is light. Actions retain 40-50% original case hardening color, strong in protected areas. Top levers, floorplates and trigger guards retain essentially all of a proper restored blue. Stocks retain nearly all of a light rubbed oil refinish w/some light handling and marks. Checkering thinning in spots. Bores are bright and shiny. Actions are tight. Bbls on face. Ejectors strong and in time. Case leather is sound w/ a fair number of marks and rubs. Interior cloth is very good to fine with light soiling and compressions. Label is foxed, w/some rubs and age cracks. Interior partitions are generally good w/ some relining. Accessories are good. A comparable pair of new bespoke guns will cost well over $100,000 with a 5 year wait time. C&R. (15,000 - 22,500)

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EXCEPTIONAL BEST QUALITY WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO. 12 BORE SELFOPENING SIDELOCK 2-BARREL SET W/CASE - SN. 19187 (1967). Bbl set 1- 25”, Bbl set 2- 26” both with 2-3/4” cham and thin concave top ribs engr “WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND” with wedge of scroll at breech and small brass front beads. Chopper-lump bbls with nitro proofs on polished flats. SN on bottom of tube and self-opening system in front of forend lug. Slim beavertail forends with scroll engraved Anson type push button release and diamond shaped escutcheon is checkered in point pattern with rose and scroll on iron. The full sidelock hand-detachable action has beaded fences and is engr in beautiful full coverage rose and scroll patterns. Maker’s name engraved at toe of sidelocks. Action bar has classic deeply contoured beaded edges w/ rose and scroll patterns throughout. Blued top lever and strap w/ rose and scroll and “SAFE” inlaid in gold. Gun made with self-opening system, double triggers, auto ejectors, auto safety, and bushed strikers. The blued double rolled edge trigger guard is similarly engraved. Beautifully figured European walnut buttstock with diamond shaped grip checkered in point pattern through the wrist, has carved teardrops, large gold geometric shield on toeline with initials “EEC”, terminates in point pattern checkered butt. Housed in what appears to be its original brass bound brown leather case with maker’s trade label. Case w/ oil bottle, snap caps and full bottle of “NEVARUST” gun oil. BBL SET 1.) Weight: 6lbs. 5oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .025(Rt) .027(L). Bore Diameter: .729(Both). Bore Restriction: .004(Rt) .007(L). BBL SET 2.) Weight: 6lbs. 7oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .031(Rt) .026(L). Bore Diameter: .729(Rt) .730(L). Bore Restriction: .010(Rt) .015(L). DAC: 1-7/16”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 14-5/8”. CONDITION: Extremely fine showing very little use. Both bbl sets with virtually all of their factory original blue. Forends with some scattered light handling marks and minor grain checking. Action retains nearly all of its beautiful vibrant factory original case color with some edge wear. Trigger guard with lustrous original blue. Buttstock is sound retaining nearly all of its fine hand rubbed finish with scattered very light impressions and handling marks. Checkered butt is excellent. Gun is extremely tight and shows very little use. Mechanics are fine though the right ejector is live. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Inside of locks are beautifully engine turned and show very little wear. Case is excellent with rub marks, straps are dry. C&R.

PROVENANCE: Original Westley Richards sales pamphlet showing this exact gun identified by serial number. The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (9,000 - 14,000)

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FINE EARLY WESTLEY RICHARDS DROPLOCK 2-BBL SET WITH CASE - SN. 16265 (1903). Two sets of 28” bbls, both nitro proof 2-3/4” cham., plain concave game ribs have Maker’s name and light scroll flourish towards breech. Engraved shoulder dolls head extension and engraving rings at breech end of both sets. Single splinter forend checkered in point pattern has scroll engraved metal and Deeley latch release, fine triangular horn tip. Forearm interior is polished with engraved screw heads and SN stamped into the wood. The scalloped- back droplock frame has beaded fences and is beautifully engraved in foliate scrollwork. Removable blued trigger plate is similarly engraved. Locks are finely polished on inside. Blued camming top lever is scroll engraved and “SAFE” in gold in front of safety slide. Gun made with SST, auto ejectors and auto safety. Beautifully figured English walnut buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist has old silver oval on toe line terminating in a recent black leather covered pad. Trigger guard w/ Pointer in game scene on bow. SN in light scrollwork on tang. Housed in a modern full leather 2 bbl case w/ green felt interior, reproduction

Maker’s label and accessories. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 6-1/2oz. BBL SET 1.) Min. Wall Thickness: .031(Rt) .028(L). Bore Diameter: .730(Both). Bore Restriction: .009(Rt) .025(L). BBL SET 2.) Min. Wall Thickness: .024(Rt) .027(L). Bore Diameter: .741(Rt) .733(L). Bore Restriction: .009(Rt) .014(L). DAC: 1-9/16”. DAH: 2-5/8”. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Excellent as partially refinished. Forearm is excellent as period serviced and refinished. Receiver with hints of original case color and retains about half of the period restored blue on the trigger plate. Trigger guard with remnants of original blue on bow toned on tang. Buttstock is sound retaining nearly all of a period restored finish. Checkering not recut. Bbl Sets 1 & 2 excellent as refurbished w/ proper rust blue. Bores mostly bright and shiny w/ some light scattered oxidation. Maker’s name and engraving have softened. Mechanics are crisp. Ejectors are in time. Gun is tight on face with no movement when bbls assembled. Case is excellent with rub marks and leather straps show crackling. C&R. (6,000 - 10,000)

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PRESENTATION 20 GAUGE 2-BARREL SET, COMMISSIONED BY JOHN PACHMAYR FOR HIS BROTHER FRANK - SN. 133456. Two sets of 28” bbls, 2-3/4” cham, both w/ hand-filed ribs marked “1” / “2“ in gold. Bbl-1 Right tube with three incredible high-relief gold Pheasants set into matte ground panels encased in heavy gold wire scrollwork extending 6” from the breech and gold line fleur-de-lis at muzzle. Left tube with three high-relief gold Ducks in identical panels and flourishes. Bbl Set 2 is laid out in the same manner with high-relief gold Doves and Quail as the subject matter. Both bbl sets w/proofs on flats and “WEBLEY & SCOTT” / “BIRMINGHAM” on tops. Finely checkered semi-beavertail forend has multi panel fleur-de-lis checkering patterns with ribbons connecting panels. Anson type push button release, appended metal engraved in acanthus scrollwork with gold wire borders. Case hardened boxlock action is completely covered in exquisite medium relief acanthus scrollwork interspersed with sprays of multi-colored gold flowers all bordered in gold wirework. Blued floorplate in continuum of the engraving pattern with large flowing multi-colored gold banner at center with initials “F A P”. Top of action, fences and top lever all have same high relief chiseled engraving w/ gold flowers and gold line borders. GOLD “SAFE” in front of relief engraved safety button. Blued trigger bow has three piercings and engraved in relief floral pattern with gold wire patterns extends to case hardened and relief engraved grip cap with beaded edges and gold wire highlight. This incredible work of art is undoubtedly from the hand of noted German engraver Erich Boessler who is responsible for some of the most famous Pachmayr masterpieces and other spectacular worldly commissions. Pistol grip stock of richly figured European walnut is finely checkered in multi-panel fleur-de-lis and ribbon pattern through the wrist and side panels with vacant gold shield on toeline and terminating in an elegant fleur-de-lis checkered butt. Gun

and maker’s trade label on lid. Accompanied by Webley & Scott factory letter dated June 11, 1975 outlining the gun as being ordered by Pachmayr and two original W & S hang tags for this gun. Also accompanied by a typed history of the gun by the consignor where he states that this gun was ordered by John Pachmayr and was designated to be a gift for his brother Frank. John died Dec 30, 1973 and this exact gun was sold as a part of his estate in June 1974 where it was acquired by the consignor. Also, the original 1974 receipt from the estate sale in the amount of $3,150. BBL SET 1.) Weight: 6lbs. 1oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .027(Rt) .025(L). Bore Diameter: .615(Rt) .614(L). Bore Restriction: .033 (Rt) .034(L). BBL SET 2.) Min. Wall Thickness: .026(Rt) .027(L). Bore Diameter: .615(Both). Bore Restriction: .017(Rt) .019(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-3/8”. LOP: 14-3/8”. CONDITION: Extremely fine and appears factory test fired only since embellishment. Bbls retain virtually all of their rust blue finish with no thinning or loss to gold inlays. Receiver retains virtually all of its vibrant case color and blue. Screws are all near perfect with one screw on left side of frame showing very minor marring. Wood is sound retaining nearly all of its hand rubbed finish. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp though right ejector is occasionally live (likely the result of dried lubricant). Case is excellent with some rub marks throughout and straps are drying. Consignor owned this gun nearly 50 years. It has not been seen or displayed since winning a special award at the Los Angeles Great Western Fair in 1976. This magnificent one-of-a-kind creation represents the epitome of custom guncraft during the last quarter of the 20th century and the legacy of Pachmayr Gun Works. C&R. PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (7,000 - 12,000)

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Treble Grip W.&.C. Scott and Son / The Premier Quality / 10 Gt. Castle Street Regent Circus London” and have a triangle of scroll engraving on the extension of the smooth concave rib. Has provisional and definitive black powder Birmingham proofs and are marked “10 B” “12 N” and “Not for Ball” and the left flat is marked “The Premier Gun.” Bottoms of the bbls are stamped with SN 9125. The front lump is fitted with Scott’s patented action tightening screw and is marked “USA Nov. 1-1870 Patent”

The watertable is marked “W.CS. S Patent Oct 65” “2752” in a diamond, as well as “W & C Scott & Son Makers”,”Patent Action” ,”The Premier Gun”, Scott castle logo, SN, and proofs. The action and lock plates have 85% coverage of beautifully executed scroll engraving. The serpentine hammers are nicely filed and scroll engraved as well. Top lever is marked “W & C Scott & Son Patent”. Trigger guard has scroll, and is engraved “No. 9125” at grip. The well figured and streaked English Black Walnut Robert Stack

1/8”. CONDITION: Excellent and original as found. Bbls retain about 95% of their original browning Damascus pattern. Forend and buttstock are sound and excellent with crisp checkering and original finish with only minor handling marks and rubs. Receiver retains more than 80% original case color which is hidden from a thin lacquer that was applied many years ago. The gun would benefit from a very gentle cleaning but screws remain perfect and untouched throughout. Pad is an aging replacement. Bores are mostly bright and shiny with a hint or two of beginning orange peel. Mechanics are crisp. Easily one of the nicest very early Premier Quality hammer guns this cataloger has examined. ANTIQUE.

PROVENANCE: The Robert Stack Collection. Little John’s Auction Service November 9, 2003. Robert Stack Estate Collection lot number 213. Accompanied by an original catalog for the above referenced auction. (2,500 - 4,500)

sidelock action is beautifully engraved with about 80% scroll coverage, hammers are nicely filed as are fences. Bottom of receiver with butterfly wings. Long tang trigger guard with scroll on bow and SN at tang. Gun made with horn capped full pistol grip buttstock which is checkered in point pattern through the wrist, has tear drops carved behind locks,

have never been off the gun. An absolutely gorgeous early hammer gun which has never been touched in any way and would be very hard to improve upon! ANTIQUE. (2,000 - 3,000)

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action is nicely engraved in oak leaf and acorn pattern with makers name in banner on side plates towards front. Fences are nicely carved as are the bottom rails of the gun. Top lever with oak leaf engraving and engraved “HORTON’S PATENT POLYGRIP”. Top tang with oak leaf engraving and gold inlaid “SAFE” in front of safety slide. Gun made with double triggers, auto ejectors and auto safety. Blued trigger guard with oak leaf engraving on bow, gold inlaid “2” and SN with oak leaf engraving at mid length

toned to silver. Most engraving is crisp. Buttstock is excellent as competently restored with minor handling marks. The nose of the comb appears to have been slightly lowered during its early period of use. Trigger guard is excellent as restored. Top lever is slightly left of center. Gun is tight. Ejectors are in time and mechanics are excellent. C&R. (2,500 - 3,500)

locks and is scroll engraved on trigger plate. Trigger guard bow and tang which also has matching SN. Top lever with makers name and light scroll. Hammers with light scroll and modern replacement screws. The straight grip buttstock with flat top point

beginning orange peel. When assembled, gun is tight on the hinge. ANTIQUE.

PROVENANCE: The C. Dean Rasmussen Collection. (2,000 - 3,000)

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Lot 186

FINE LIGHTWEIGHT 16 GAUGE BOXLOCK

EJECTOR GAME GUN BY THOMAS WILD W/ MODERN DIMENSIONS - SN. 22520. Made with 28”

fluid steel bbls, 2-1/2” cham, 1 oz. nitro proof, narrow concave plain rib, small brass front bead and top of rib engraved “T. WILD 17-18 WHITTALL STREET BIRMINGHAM ‘’. Small ring of circular engraving at breech end. Bbl flats with proofs, bottom of tubes stamped “MADE IN ENGLAND AND SN”. Splintered forend checkered in point pattern with diamond escutcheon and Anson type push button release. Case Hardened boxlock action is scroll engraved and with “T. WILD” in banner on sides, blued trigger plate with light scroll engraving and trigger guard engraved to match on bow and has SN on tang. Top tang with gold inlaid SAFE in front of checkered safety

slide. Double triggers, auto ejectors and auto safety. Sturdy English walnut buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist has semi-pistol grip and terminates with a modern black Decelerator pad. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 5oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .032(Rt) .030(L). Bore Diameter: .661(Rt) .662(L). Bore Restriction: .005(Rt) .012(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/8”. LOP: 15-1/4”. CONDITION: Very good to excellent as field used. Bbls retain more than 90% of what appears to be their original blue. Forend is in very good condition, checkered lightly thinned at carry point and retains most of an early period of use refresh. Action retains about 1/3 of its original color and trigger plate blue. Buttstock is excellent with scattered minor impressions and retains most of an older restored finish. Bores are mostly bright and shiny. Mechanics are sound and the gun is tight and on face. C&R. (2,000 - 3,000)

Lot 187

FAST HANDLING W.W. GREENER MODEL F.H.

25 16 GAUGE GAME GUN - SN. 60176. Made with 24” fluid steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have matted concave top rib with twin ivory beads. Makers name and address on top and light scroll towards breech end. Flats with nitro proof markings and SN on bottom of tubes. Elongated splinter forearm is checkered in point pattern, has small lightly engraved Deeley latch release and horned tip. Scallop bolstered boxlock action built with Greener’s cross bolt double lung locking system. Action is nicely scroll engraved in about 40% coverage. Bolsters are beaded. Blued top lever is nicely scroll engraved and “SAFE” gold inlaid in front of safety slide. Blued trigger guard with rose and scroll pattern on bow. SN on tag and grade designation toward tip. Nicely figured English walnut buttstock with round knob pistol grip checkered in point pattern, has brass inlaid oval toward toe

with initials “GAH” and terminates with a thin leather covered red pad. Gun made with SST, auto ejectors and auto safety. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 1oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .027(Rt) .026 (L). Bore Diameter: .665(Rt) .667(L). Bore Restriction: .001(Rt) .016(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: 14-3/8”. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain about 70% of their period refinished rust blue, engraving thinned. Blue has thinned at grip area and left breech end. Receiver has toned gray with a remnant of case color or two visible. Forearm with replacement horn tip and repairs with filler towards muzzle end. There are two grain separations at the iron. Checkering is fine as competently recut long ago. Buttstock is excellent as restored and retains most of its custom restored finish with only very minor and subsequent handling marks. When assembled, gun is a hint loose on the hinge. Trigger works well. Ejectors are in time. Bores are very good with a couple of areas of orange peel and beginning loses towards muzzle. C&R. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (1,500 - 2,500)

Lot 188 COOL W.W. GREENER 12

GAUGE FALLING BLOCK

SINGLE SHOT SHOTGUN - SN. 58519. Made with 26” round bbl, 2-3/4” chamber, has small steel front bead and proof marks at breech end. Elongated wood forearm with checkering on sides, sling swivel at front and at toe of stock. Blued martini falling block action with makers name on left and stamped on right “GREENERS - GP - GUN”. Safety lever on right side.

Plain walnut butt is checkered and terminates with a ventilated white lined Pachmayr pad. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 2oz. Bore Diameter: .731. Bore Restriction: .095(measured twice and double checked). LOP: 14-1/2”. CONDITION: Very good. As period or arsenal refurbished. Bbl retains most of its arsenal blue. Frame retains about 80% of what appears to be its original blue. Stocks are sound and very good with some finish added. Pad is a modern replacement. Bore is mostly bright and shiny. These gun were issued to police and are infrequently seen on this side of the pond. C&R.

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EXCEPTIONALLY RARE H. BENJAMIN OF LONDON 4 BORE DOUBLE BARREL

HAMMER SHOTGUN - SN. NSN. One of the great rarities in all of double gun collecting - an original 4 bore double in original condition. Made with 33-3/4” (original length) Damascus bbls with plain top rib that has rib legend “H. BENJAMIN 61-1/2” FORE STREET LONDON”, and small brass mid and front bead, 4” chambers. Wedge fastened and checkered splinter forend with triangular horn tip. Casehardened frame and backaction locks which are lightly border engraved with makers name on locks. Jones Rotary locking system and beaded fences on tops of frame. Straight hand English gripped stock is of nicely figured English Walnut, checkered in point pattern through the wrist, and terminates

with what appears to be the original Silver’s pad which is hard, flattening, and crystalizing. WEIGHT: 19lbs. 14oz. DAC: 1-3/4”. DAH: 2-3/8”. LOP: 13-15/16”. CONDITION: Overall, the gun remains in pleasing all original condition. Bbl address is crisp and clear and screws are all excellent. Bbls retain about 80% of their original brown Damascus pattern. The action retains a flash or two of original case color with crisp engraving and markings. The stocks are sound and retain more than 85% of their original finish with only minor handling marks. Bores are mostly bright and shiny. Gun locks up tight and hammers cock with crispness. ANTIQUE. PROVENANCE: New England Arms Ca 1990. The Bernie Liberati Estate Collection. (12,500 - 17,500)

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Lot 190 VERY RARE CHARLES OSBORNE & CO. 4 BORE HAMMER SHOTGUN - SN. 14744. Made with 42” Damascus bbl that has single brass front bead. Bbl with 3” rounded rib at breech end with address “Chas. Osborne & Co. 7 Whitehall Place London”. Large wedge fasted forend is near fully checkered with buffalo horn cap that is beveled at muzzle end, inside of forearm is casehardened with engraved screws. Jones Rotary opener. Casehardened unengraved action with makers name engraved on the back action lock. Screws are engraved. The buffalo horn capped pistol grip buttstock is checkered through the wrist, has small nickel circle near toe, and terminates with a modern Silver’s type pad. Provisional proofs found on bottom of bbl and watertable.

WEIGHT: 14lbs. 7oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .070. DAC: 1-15/16” DAH: 3”. LOP: 14-1/4” CONDITION: Excellent for its age and type. Bbls retain about 80% of an older restored period of use rebrown, bbl address slightly thinned. Stocks are excellent and retain most of their original finish with some finish added for preservation and back end of butt has had some dents steamed out and finish added professionally. Receiver is excellent and retains 20-30% original case color. Bore is frosted. Gun locks up tight. These guns are almost never offered for sale and no fowling collection is complete without one. This is a particularly nice and clean example! ANTIQUE. PROVENANCE: The Bernie Liberati Estate Collection. (12,500 - 17,500)

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EXTREMELY RARE AND MASSIVE J & W TOLLEY

4 BORE SINGLE BBL HAMMER FOWLER - SN. 5458. One of the great rarities in all of shotgun collecting. The 4 bore needs no introduction. This early hammer gun made with 38” laminated steel bbl with small brass front bead. Bbl with ring of engraved at breech, breech is octagonal turned to round at 4 1/2”. Flats are unmarked, proof mark on bottom of tube with SN and large wedge fastened forend lug. Large forearm nearly fully checkered in point pattern with lightly engraved wedge at center and large well made carved horn tip. Casehardened Jones rotary opener. Back action lock is lightly border engraved and engraved J & W Tolley. Watertable with SN. Trigger guard with light border engraving with long tang which extends to the full capped pistol grip. Buttstock checked in point pattern with hammer retaining screw and lock retaining screw on left side. Butt with light fiddleback and figure terminates with a replacement composition

butt. Rebounding hammers. WEIGHT: 13lbs. 13oz. DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-3/8”. LOP: 13-1/2”. CONDITION: Excellent for this vintage and very hard to find type. Bbl has toned, mostly browned with light beginning patchy roughness towards muzzle pattern visible somewhat towards breech. Forearm with 1/4” loss on left side at top running the full length. Checkering recut during the period of use and otherwise very good with craquelure on horn tip. Receiver with generous amounts of visible original case color perhaps as much as 25% balance toned to brown. Lock retains more than 35% original color. Hammer screw is a modern replacement and screws throughout show some marring. Buttstock is excellent a period refinished checkering recut and mostly sound with a beginning age grain separation or two at stock head. Buttplate is a replacement as noted above. Bore is excellent with some light patchy pitting. Gun locks up tight with very good mechanics. These early 4 bore hammer singles are very rare and seldom ever offered for sale. They are coveted by gun and waterfowl collectors alike and make fantastic gun room conversation pieces. ANTIQUE. (10,000 - 15,000)

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sights, and top of bbl marked “J.W.TOLLEY MAKERS 1 CONDUIT ST. REGENT ST. LONDON W.”. Bottom of bbl with proof marks and “NOT FOR BALL”. Large point pattern checkered forearm with rosewood tip has lightly border engraved Deeley latch release and lightly engraved iron. Inside of forearm with original case hardening and engraved screws. The large frame boxlock action is border engraved and “J&W TOLLEY” engraved on both sides with sides of bbls at breech ends being nicely stepped and matted. Frame with carved fence which leads to shouldered doll’s head bbl extension. Knurled top lever, line engraved top tang and “SAFE” inlaid in gold in front of large safety slide. Capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist, has interesting carved capped

erosion. Forearm is very good with checkering recut long ago and an age separation at forend knuckle. Frame has toned gray. Butt is excellent as restored, checkering professionally chased, and pad is modern. There is a small area of filler behind the top tang. Bore is mostly bright with areas of frosting but excellent for this type of arm. Slightest hint of looseness in the hinge, mechanics are good otherwise. These 4 bore shotguns are almost never offered for sale and a fowling collection, or hunting lodge is not complete without one! ANTIQUE.

PROVENANCE: J.C. Devine Auctions. The Bernie Liberati Estate Collection. (8,000 - 12,500)

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MAGNIFICENT AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE STEEL BARREL 8 BORE

BEST QUALITY BOXLOCK

CHURCHILL - SN. 1007 ( 1899) 36” fluid steel bbls, 3-1/2” chambers, with matted flat top rib with small white front bead. Top of right bbl engraved “E.J. CHURCHILL, GUN & RIFLE MANUFACTURER”. Top of left tube engraved “8 AGAR ST STRAND. LONDON. W.C.”. Rib extension is nicely full scroll engraved. Bbl flats with London proof marks and bottom of tubes with SN. Large splinter forearm with 2 diamond shaped escutcheon is checkered in point pattern and has full scroll engraved irons and Anson type push button release. Robust case hardened hammerless Anson & Deeley receiver is adorned with full coverage meticulous fine English scroll and Maker’s name in riband on each side. Bbl fences are beaded and fine scroll engraved. High lustre blued trigger plate has Maker’s ubiquitous intertwined “EJC” monogram and scroll engraved to match as are top lever and trigger tang. Famed turn of the century British engraver Jack Sumner is undoubtedly the engraver. Double triggers, extractors and auto safety.

Action with Greener crossbolt and double underlug locking mechanism. Strong tight grained fiddleback figured straight grip buttstock with carved teardrops is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a solid red recoil pad. WEIGHT: 14lbs. 14oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .068(Both). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 3-1/4”. LOP: 14-1/2”. CONDITION: Excellent as partially restored. Bbls with 97% of a proper restored rust blued finish. Wood is sound and excellent as restored having subsequent minor handling marks and impressions. Receiver with generous amounts of original case color obscured by the fine scroll engraving. Trigger plate with 30-40% of its original high polish blue remaining. Pad is a modern replacement. Bores are bright with some light stubborn fowling. Mechanics are fine. Truly a remarkable and massive big bore steel barreled fowling piece that are nearly impossible to source. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Bernie Liberati Estate Collection. (15,000 - 25,000)

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Lot 194

TRULY SPECTACULAR

EXCEPTIONAL

AND NEAR

MINT

ORIGINAL CONDITION J.P. CLABROUGH AND BROS. 8 GAUGE HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN - SN. 8595. Made with 36” Damascus Steel bbls, 3” chambers, that have matted flat rib with small steel front bead. Top of right tube engraved “J.P. CLABROUGH AND BROS. MAKERS”. Top of left tube hand engraved “LONDON AND BIRMINGHAM”. Bbls with ring engraved at breech end and shell pattern on the dolls head extension. Bbl flats with original proof marks and SN towards forend lug. Bottom lugs are lightly engraved. Splinter forearm is checkered in point pattern with triangular horn tip. Has lightly engraved Deeley latch release and lightly engraved casehardened iron. Beautifully casehardened back action sidelock frame with geese in marsh scene on right and left front of locks engraved with makers name. Geese in oval vignette on bottom in between lugs all surrounded by light scroll and wave and zig zag border pattern engraving. Top lever is high polished blued and top tang with light engraving and inlaid in silver “SAFE” in front of knurled safety slide. Frame with sculpted bottom rails. High polish blued trigger plate and trigger guard is lightly scroll engraved on bow with border pattern on tang. Gun made with double triggers, extractors and auto safety. Stocked with a very nice piece of straight grained English Walnut that has ball grip, checkered in point pattern through the wrist, small nickel oval towards toe and terminates with its original Clabrough brand checkered buttplate. Buttplate with dogs bust, fallen pheasant towards top and stamped in circle “CLABROUGH’S DUCK & QUAIL GUN / TRADE-MARK”. WEIGHT: 14lbs. 1oz. DAC: 1-7/8”. DAH: 3”. LOP: 14-3/4”. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, investment grade and all original. Bbls retain more than 97% of their plum brown Damascus pattern with a couple of

light scratches. Forearm is sound , excellent and near mint with only minor handling marks and retains nearly all of its original color on the iron and more than half of its original color on the latch. Sidelocks and frame retain virtually all of their bold original case color with only high point edge wear and thinning towards back of top tang. Trigger guard retains more than 80% of its original blue on the bow has flaked at tang. Buttstock is excellent and sound retaining more than 95% of its original finish with scattered impressions and light handling marks. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Breech face show virtually no shell ring indicating the gun to be factory test fired only. Mechanics are crisp. Buttplate is crisp and excellent and near mint. This gun purchased by Bernie Liberati from Morris Hallowell as his first outstanding big bore shotgun. In Bernie’s own words “The gun that started it all”. This is the finest original condition example this cataloger has observed from this important UK maker. C&R. PROVENANCE: The Bernie Liberati Estate Collection. (6,000 - 10,000)

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Lot 195

VERY RARE EARLY W.H. MONKS OF CHESTER NITRO PROVED 8 GAUGE HAMMER SHOTGUN WITH ORIGINAL 36 INCH BARRELS - SN. 596. Very rare early W.H. Monks of Chester 8 gauge double bbl hammer shotgun with original 36” Damascus bbls that has been nitro proved! Bbls with large brass front bead and rib is engraved “W.H. Monks Chester” and has 1” scroll wedge at breech end of rib. Jones Rotary opening sidelock action is about 80% scroll engraved and has finely filed fences. Wedge fastened and point pattern checkered splinter forend which has triangular ebony tip. Sidelock action with Jones Rotary locking mechanism. Capped pistol grip buttstock is of fine English Walnut, is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a modern replacement Silver’s type pad. WEIGHT: 12lbs. 1oz. DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/8”. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Gun appears all original with the exception of the Silvers type pad which is a more modern replacement and is beginning to age. Bbls retain most of their brown Damascus pattern under an old layer of lacquer and with thinning at muzzle. Bores with mild frosting throughout. Action retains about 1/3 of its original case color. Stocks are sound and retains most of their original finish with some finish added for preservation. Checkering is excellent. Gun locks up tight. Very rare gun and the only one in 8 bore this cataloger has examined and especially rare with this length bbls. It is in very nice original shape, too, and fresh to the market. ANTIQUE. PROVENANCE: The Bernie Liberati Estate Collection. (6,000 - 10,000)

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EXTRAORDINARILY RARE L.H. GIBBS PATENT

LEVER OPENING 8 BORE HAMMER SHOTGUN - NSN.

Unique mechanism derived from 1856 Patent by Lucius H. Gibbs of New York, NY. originally used in an obscure U.S. Civil War Carbine contract made in very limited quantities. This commercial example of a 8 bore cartridge double shotgun is an incredible rarity. Made with 33-5/8” plain steel bbls that have small steel front bead. Single piece walnut stock combining a short forend and shoulder stock as one. Butt has wide flat top checkering at wrist and terminates in a full steel buttplate w/4 ½” comb finial at heel. Top of action marked “L.H. GIBBS / Patented / JAN 8 1856/ N.Y. Back action locks and frame are border engraved. Stylized hammer and large trigger guard adorned with flourishes of fine NY-style foliate scrolls in shaded background. In the Gibbs patent, trigger guard acts as the locking lever. When lever is unlatched and pushed forward, bbls tilt upward to provide loading access. WEIGHT: 15lbs. 4-1/2oz. DAC: 1-7/8”. DAH: 3”. LOP: 13-15/16”. CONDITION: Antique Fine. Metal overall retains 60-70% original blue finish with the receiver a wonderful blue/gray patina. Barrels are smooth brown patina. Wood is sound with some handling marks and aged hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine. Bores are mostly bright with pitting scattered throughout. Knowledgeable collectors report this double 8 bore to be the only example known of this type. ANTIQUE.

PROVENANCE: James D. Julia Auctions Spring 2005. The Bernie Liberati Estate Collection.

(6,000 - 9,000)

Lot 197

VERY EARLY J.P. CLABROUGH 8

BORE HAMMER SHOTGUN - SN. 13. Made with 36” Damascus Steel bbls that have flat matted top rib with small brass front bead tops of tubes engraved “J.P. CLABROUGH & BROS MAKERS / LONDON & BIRMINGHAM”. Bbl flats with proof stamps and SN stamped on each tube near the forend lug. Splinter forearm checkered in point pattern with lightly engraved Deeley latch release and iron and also has triangular ebony tip. Side plated action is lightly scroll engraved and has makers name on each side. Gun made with double triggers, extractors and no safety. Scalloped horn capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in 2 point pattern is of lightly figured

English Walnut, has small brass oval towards toe and terminates with a checkered horn buttplate. WEIGHT: 12lbs. 14oz. Bore Restrictions: Full/full. DAC: 1-3/4”. DAH: 3-1/4”. LOP: 14-3/8” CONDITION: Very good. Damascus bbls with an old coat of cold blue but still have some pattern visible. Forend lug has been re-welded. Forearm is very good, checkering recut long ago. Receiver has toned to gray and screws show some use. Buttstock is excellent as restored long ago with handling marks and impressions throughout. Checkering competently recut and buttplate appears to be an earlier period of use replacement. Bores are mostly bright and shiny. Mechanics are fine. This was one of Mr. Liberati’s favorite daily big bore shooters. ANTIQUE.

PROVENANCE: The Bernie Liberati Estate Collection. (3,000 - 5,000)

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(1,000 - 1,500)

Lot 198

VERY RARE ORIGINAL OAK AND LEATHER CASE FOR A 36 INCH BARREL 8 GAUGE SHOTGUN WITH ORIGINAL WESTLEY RICHARDS LABELS - Original oak and leather case with green felt interior. Case with brass corners. Barrel compartment will fit a 36” barrel. Original Westley Richards trade label attached to inside lid. Overall length is 39-1/4”. CONDITION: Very good to excellent with some leather losses and staining to interior. Straps are aging replacements. PROVENANCE: The Bernie Liberati Estate Collection. (500 - 1,000)

Lot 199

LARGE LOT OF COLLECTIBLE AND USABLE 8 GAUGE AMMUNITION - Approximately 27 boxes in total. Lot includes approximately 14 boxes of Gamebore brand #3 black powder loads (10 rounds per box). 4 boxes of BB sized 2oz loads by Gamebore. 5 boxes of Eley Brand bismuth 2oz BB Size shot (10 rounds per box). 1 box of #4 size Gamebore loads(10 rounds). 3 boxes of Eley 3.5” 2oz in original Vintage yellow boxes (25 rounds per box). CONDITION: Very good to excellent and all appear field ready. (500 - 800)

Lot 200

SHOOTERS LOT OF 10 GAUGE SHOTGUN AMMUNITION - Approximately 27 boxes in total. Lot includes approximately 11 boxes of Gamebore brand #5 shot felt wad loads (10 shells per box). Approximately 6 boxes of #3 shot felt wad loads by Gamebore (10 shells per box). Approximately 10 boxes of #8 shot RST Shotshells (10 shells per box). CONDITION: Excellent and field ready. Low pressure 10ga ammo is scarce and hard to find. (400 - 600)

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WITH CASE - SN. 9474. Made in 1998 with 29” brls that have low profile ventilated top rib which is hand filed and has small brass front bead. Brls with 2-3/4” chambers and flats with SN, makers name, and proof marks. Finely checkered forend with fully engraved diamond shaped escutcheons and Anson type push button release. Forend iron is shaded relief scroll engraved. Boss action casehardened sidelocks with key locks is full coverage shaded floral scroll engraved and signed by Grinetti on right side of trigger. Slim blued and fully engraved top lever and top tang are engraved en-suite and gold “S” in

figured European Walnut and is checkered in two point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a thin black leather covered pad. Gun is housed in its original brown leather and dark green wool felt case with accessories and makers trade label. WEIGHT: 7lbs 6oz. Bore Diameter: .728(both) Bore restriction: .010(B) .017(T). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH2-1/4”. LOP: 14-1/8”. CONDITION: Extremely fine as lightly field used. Retains nearly all original finishes to both wood and metal surfaces with only minor handling marks. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Case is excellent with only minor rubs as are accessories. This is a fantastic high grade Piotti that easily

FANTASTIC TOMASONI GAME SCENE ENGRAVED PERUGINI AND VISINI 20 GAUGE GAME GUN WITH

CASE - SN. 2952. Made with 26-3/4” (68cm) bbls, 3” chambers, that have low profile cross hatch ventilated rib with brass front bead. Left side of bbl lump with maker’s name, right side engraved “Nuvolera Brescia”. Polished bbl flats with proof code “BU” (2004). Schnabel forend w/ fine wrap-around checkering, scroll engraved Deeley latch release and gold inlaid maker’s unicorn crest towards tip.. The coin finished boxlock action is beautifully engraved with bulino vignettes of flushing woodcock in woodland scenes on both right and left panels, floorplate with framed bust of Gordon Setter all surrounded by well executed tight english scroll w/ rose bouquets at hinge. Top lever has mallard in flight and top tang with hidden woodcock all surrounded by tight scrollwork. “SICURA” in front of safety slide. Gun is signed by engraver “C. Tomasoni” on trigger plate. Bow of trigger guard embellished by nude female portrait and scroll flourishes.

Gun made with single trigger, auto ejectors, non-auto safety. Mounted with a superb piece of European stump walnut checkered in point pattern and flat knob pistol grip, vacant gold oval on toeline and terminates with checkered butt. Housed in a green leather case with maker’s trade label. WEIGHT: 6lbs 14oz. Bore Measurement:.617(T) .618(B). Bore Restriction: .030(T) .011(B). DAC: 1-3/8” DAH: 2-1/8”. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Extremely fine and near mint. Retains nearly all original finishes to both wood and metal surfaces with only minor handling marks. Mechanics are excellent. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Gun has been used very little with no shell ring present on breech face. Case is excellent with only very minor rubs. A stunning work of gun art by one of the world’s best engravers! MODERN. (24,000 - 32,000)

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chopper lump fluid steel bbls (64cm) raised file cut flat tapered game rib and small steel front bead. Polished barrel flats with SN, Italian nitro proof marks, “28” and rear lump stamped w/maker’s names – “Dante / Mario / Poli / Gian / Remo / Tony. Slender beavertail forend checkered in point pattern with gold inlaid maker’s crest and finely polished and scroll engraved irons. Coin finished backlock external hammer action with very beautiful and racy carved fences is beautifully engraved in fine english scroll. Engraver signed “Bruno & Marco, Inc” on trigger plate. Trigger bow has rolled edge and scroll engraving, long tang with SN at center. Nicely figured European walnut buttstock has straight grip with a

color. Forend is sound with nearly all of its original finish. Coin finished action is very fine with tiny areas of very minor staining most notably on top tang and at carry point on bottom. Buttstock is sound and retaining nearly all of its original finish with minor handling marks and impressions. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Trigger and hammers work well, ejectors are in time. These beautiful timeless guns are worthy of the field and have a great potential as both aesthetic collectibles and investment quality arms. MODERN. (20,000 - 27,500)

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Lot 204

BEAUTIFUL

AYA AUGUSTA MODEL 2 BARREL

SET 12 BORE GAME GUN WITH CASE - SN. 420950. Made in 1980 with 2 sets of 27-1/2” bbls. that both have low profile matted ventilated top ribs with steel front beads and gold inlaid “1” & “2” on tops. Both bbl sets with Arabasque scroll on breech ends and on lumps. Bottom of bbls have proof marks and SN. Each bbl made with 3 piece forend which has fully engraved iron, is checkered in point pattern, has Anson type push button release at tip and finely polished interior with engraved screws. Fabulously full coverage engraved sidelock action with hidden key lock on left side plate. The entire action is beautifully engraved in relief Arabasque scroll, has gold line cocking indicators. Maker’s name in banner on bottom in between lugs. Interior of action with SN, proof marks and small import mark. Internals on side locks are finely polished and gold washed. Gun made with double triggers (front trigger articulated), auto ejectors, non-auto safety, hand detachable key locks. The rolled edge trigger guard with fine deep relief floral scroll on bow and long tang. Nicely figured European Walnut buttstock with

English grip is checkered in point pattern through the wrist, has small nickel oval near toe with initials “J.A.G.” and terminates with a thin red pad which is beginning to harden. This fine gun is housed in light brown full leather maker’s case with brass furniture and brown leather outer cover. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 13oz. BBL SET 1.) Min. Wall Thickness: .036(Bottom) .032(Top). Bore Diameter: .729(Bottom) .730(Top). Bore Restriction: .013(Bottom) .022(Top). BBL SET 2.) Min. Wall Thickness: .026(Bottom) .031(Top). Bore Diameter: .729(Both). Bore Restriction: .032(Bottom) .013(Top). DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 14 CONDITION: Extremely fine and near mint retaining nearly all original finish to wood and metal surfaces with only very minor handling marks and very minimal signs of use. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Case is very good with scattered rubs, scrapes and beginning interior soiling. Top of case w/ name plate removed. Outer canvas cover is excellent. A fantastic gun that is well built and finished representing top quality from Spain. MODERN. (5,000 - 8,000)

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Lot 205

FINE PRUSSIAN CHARLES DALY DIAMOND QUALITY 12 GAUGE

SHOTGUN - SN. 1137. Made with 29” Excelsior Witten Fluid Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have matted concave rib with small brass front bead and rib legend “Charles Daly Diamond Quality” and “Excelsior Witten Steel” in stylized circles on tops of tubes, scroll on bbl extension. Flats with proof marks and SN. Splinter forend with fully engraved Deeley latch release and is checkered in point pattern with horn tip and fully engraved iron, inside of forend with SN and engraved screw. Scalloped boxlock action is fully engraved in scroll with large pointing dog in oval on trigger plate. Fences with engraved sideclips. Top of receiver with scroll engraving and top tang inlaid in gold “SAFE” in front of safety. Gun made with auto ejectors, double triggers, auto safety. The finely figured European

Walnut round knob pistol grip buttstock has checkered side panels with teardrops, is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a lined butt, silver oval near toe and in grip. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 7oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .032(Rt) .024(L). Bore Diameter: .729(Both). Bore Restriction: .040(Rt) .042(L). DAC: 1-7/16”. DAH: 1-15/16”. LOP: 14-1/2”. CONDITION: Very good as partially restored. Bbls retain nearly all of a competent and professionally restored rust blue. Receiver with well defined engraving has toned to a pleasing gray. Stocks are sound and excellent as competently restored with checkering recut. Bores with minor orange peel. Gun is a touch loose on the hinge, ejectors are slightly out of time. Many experienced gunsmiths will tell you the finest doubles ever made were the best quality Prussian Charles Daly guns. C&R.

(2,500 - 4,500)

Lot 206

J.P. SAUER & SOHN 20 GAUGE “ROYAL”

BOXLOCK GAME GUN - SN. 249325. Nitro Proofed in March 1963. 26” bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, matted concave game rib with small ivory front bead. Bbls marked “Royal - J.P. Sauer & Sohn - Made in W. GermanySpezial Laufstahl Bochumer Verein”. Polished flats with proof and bore markings. Beavertail forend is skip line checkered and has lightly engraved Deeley latch release and iron. Scalloped boxlock action with Greener cross bolt and double locking lugs lightly engraved w/maker’s name on sides and cocking indicators. Bolsters with side clips. Double triggers, auto ejectors and auto safety. Blued trigger guard is lightly engraved. Capped pistol grip buttstock is skip line checkered though the wrist, has cheek piece on left

side, small filled hole at toe line for sling swivel and stock has 1-1/4”stock extension w/horn buttplate Bottom rib with two small screws filling sling swivel holes. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 3oz. Bore Restriction: .013(Rt) .005(L)(reverse chokes). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of what appears to be their original blue. Action with mottled case hardening remaining. Stocks are sound and retain most of what appears to be their original finish with some finish added. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Gun is tight. These post war small gauge German guns represent an excellent value for the shooter. C&R.

(1,000 - 1,500)

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Lot 207

DAINTY BELGIAN MADE BAYARD 28 GAUGE HAMMER DOUBLE BARREL

SHOTGUN - SN. 89493. Small frame side plated boxlock hammer shotgun made with 29” fluid steel bbls that have matted concave top rib with twin ivory beads. Splinter forend is checkered in point pattern with Anson type push button release. Side clips on bbl bolsters. Gun made with double triggers, extractors, Greener crossbolt locking mechanism. Receiver has light foliate scroll engraing. Ball grip buttstock is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original lined horn buttplate.

WEIGHT: 5lbs. 10oz. Bore Restriction: Full(Both). DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 2”. LOP: 14-1/8”. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain more than 95% of their original blue. Forend is excellent as restored. Action retains more than 40% original case color. Buttstock is sound and excellent and retains nearly all of an older restored finish. Trigger guard with about 70% original blue. Bores are bright and shiny with some light fowling and will clean. Mechanics are excellent. C&R. (2,500 - 3,500)

Lot 208

P BERETTA “S-2” BREVETTATO SIDELOCK OVER/UNDER 12 GAUGE

SHOTGUN - SN. 15453. Made with 28-1/8”(71cm) bbls, 2-3/4” cham, flat matted game rib and small brass front bead. Bbls are Mono-bloc construction and have non-factory choke tubes installed. Forend checkered in point pattern with finger grooves has lightly engraved iron and latch release. Coin finished crossbolt locking mechanics. Sidelock action in tasteful acanthus scroll and floral engraving patterns. Bottom of frame engraved “P. BERETTA /GARDONE - VT”. Gun made with single nonselective trigger, auto ejectors and non auto safety. Fences are beaded at top. Blued top lever with silver inlaid pigeon. Trigger guard with scroll on bow and engraved “MOD / S. 2.” in riband pattern. Lightly figured walnut butt in point

pattern checkering through the wrist, has a small filled circle towards the toe and terminates with a newer Decelerator pad. WEIGHT: 7lbs 7oz.Bore Diameter: .729(Both). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2”. LOP: 14-1/2”. CONDITION: Very good as field used. Bbls with about 95% of their original blue. Forearm is excellent and sound and retains most of its original finish. Coin finished receiver with some staining and oxidation noted. Trigger guard retains most of a restored blue. Buttstock is very good with scattered light impressions and crisp checkering and what appears to be its original finish. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are fine though ejectors are out of time and gun is just a hint loose at the hinge. MODERN. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (900 - 1,400)

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Lot 209

G. DEFOURNY MODEL 40 10 GAUGE MAGNUM BOXLOCK SHOTGUN - SN. 10430. Made with 30” Siemens Martin Nitro Steel bbls, 3-1/2” chambers, that have matted concave top rib with small white mid and Bradley red front bead. Briley choke tubes installed. Tops of bbls with Maker’s name / Model 40 / “MADE IN BELGIUM FOR CONTINENTAL ARMS CORPORATION NEW YORK”. Bbl flats with provisional proofs. Elongated beavertail forend checkered in kidney and point pattern has leaf scroll engraved and case hardened Anson type push button release. Greener crossbolt boxlock action is case hardened and scroll engraved in about 80% coverage. Blued top lever is scroll engraved. Long trigger guard with floral scroll bow and SN at tang. Single non-selective trigger, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Carved horn capped pistol grip buttstock

checkered in point pattern through the wrist, vacant silver shield on toe line and terminates with modern Silver’s type recoil pad. WEIGHT: 9lbs. 10oz. Bore Diameter: .765(Rt) .763(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-5/8”. LOP: 13-3/4”. CONDITION: Excellent as lightly field used. Bbls modified with choke tubes as noted above retains 97% of their original rust blue. Forearm is excellent with nearly all of its original finish. Receiver retains nearly all of its bold and vivid original case color. Trigger guard retains about 95% of its original blue. Buttstock is sound and excellent with nearly all of its original finish. Pad is a more modern replacement. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. Honkers Beware !! MODERN.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (1,000 - 1,500)

Lot 210

STOUT BERETTA SILVER HAWK 10 GAUGE MAGNUM SHOTGUN - SN. C49645. Made with 30” Chromium Molybdenum Alloy Steel Monobloc construction bbls, 3-1/2” chambers, that has matted concave top rib with small brass front bead. Bbls now have choke tubes installed. Bbl flats with proof marks and proof date code of 1961. Semi beavertail forend with roll type release is checkered in point pattern and has blued iron. Coin finished boxlock action is lightly scroll engraved and engraved on bottom “SILVER HAWK” all with fine border patterns. Blued top lever “PB” and top of receiver with floral and punch dot shaded. Gun made with Greener crossbolt locking mechanism, single non-selective trigger, auto safety and extractors. Ridge carved ebony capped pistol grip buttstock is checkered in point pattern and terminates with a replacement black ventilated white line

pad. WEIGHT: 9lbs. 8oz. Bore Diameter: .772(Rt) .775(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-3/4”. LOP: 14-5/8”. CONDITION: Very good as field used and lightly modified by Mr. Hunter. Bbls retain more than 95% of their original blue with light handling marks and a small sling swivel hole has been repair on bottom rib which is near invisible. Forearm is very good with a minor loss on the right side at top interior otherwise checkering is excellent and finish is very good. Coin finish is excellent with only minor staining, crisp engraving. Buttstock is excellent and sound with minor handling marks. Pad is supple but slightly proud of the wood at heel. Bores are bright and shiny with stubborn fowling which should clean easily to brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are fine. MODERN.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (900 - 1,400)

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Lot 211

STOUT 10 GAUGE MAGNUM SCALLOPED ACTION BOXLOCK BY

NEUMANN AND CO. OF LIEGE BELGIUM - SN. 6058. Made on what most certainly appears to be a Francotte boxlock action. Made with 32” fluid steel bbls, 3-1/2” chambers, that have cross cut matted concave top rib with small white and brass front bead. Top of right bbl engraved “MADE SPECIALLY FOR SILVER & CO. SAN FRANCISCO” and top of left bbl engraved “MADE BY NEUMANN AND CO.-LIEGEBELGIUM”. Tops of tubes with light scroll engraving. Bbl flats with proof marks. Large beavertail forend is near fully checkered in point pattern with casehardened Anson type push button release. Scalloped boxlock action is beautifully casehardened and lightly engraved in floral scroll pattern. Action with Greener crossbolt locking mechanism and bbl bolsters with side clips. Blued top lever is lightly scroll engraved. Gun made with single non-selective trigger, auto ejectors and auto safety. Trigger guard with scroll engraving on bow and at tang. The capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist has small brass oval towards toe and terminates with a red

Pachmayr ventilated white lined pad. WEIGHT: 10lbs. 12oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .060(Rt) .058(L). Bore Diameter: .758(Rt) .759(L). Bore Restriction: .030(Rt) .043(L). DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 14”. CONDITION: Excellent as lightly field used and showing some poor storage. Bbls with about 85% of their original blue showing some water marks and blue losses ahead of forearm and towards muzzles. Forearm is excellent with crisp checkering there is a beginning grain separation on the right side at breech end towards the rise otherwise sound with scattered light impressions. Action retains nearly all of its bold and vivid original case color. Trigger guard with more than 85% of its original blue. Buttstock is excellent with only minor impressions and retains nearly all of its original finish. Bores are excellent with stubborn fowling ahead of chambers but generally bright and shiny overall. Mechanics are fine and gun is quite tight showing little use. MODERN. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (900 - 1,400)

Lot 212

ROBUST 10 GAUGE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN

MADE BY L. SANTINA BERNARDELLI - SN. 25144E. Made with 32” Boehler Fluid Steel bbls, 3-1/2” chambers, that have cross file cut matted flat and tapered top rib with small brass front bead. Left tube on side engraved “L. SANTINA BERNADELLI”. Engine turned bbl flats with SN and 1969 proof date code. Wide splinter forearm checkered in skip line diamond pattern has lightly engraved casehardened iron and Anson type push button release. Casehardened side plated action made with beaded fences, square crossbolt mechanism and is engraved in light scroll pattern with large floral busts on sides and head of trigger plate. Frame with carved bottom rails and beaded fences. Blued top lever with light scroll engraving and border engraving on top tang. Gun made with blued double triggers, extractors and non-auto safety. Buttstock with ebony teardrops inlaid behind locks is checkered in skip line point pattern through the wrist has checkered capped pistol grip, has small

nickel oval towards toe and terminates with a replacement black ventilated white lined pad. WEIGHT: 9lbs. 13oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .050(Both). Bore Diameter: .773(Rt) .770(L). Bore Restriction: .046(Rt) .045(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 14-1/2”. CONDITION: Very good as field used. Bbls with about 70% original blue most loss on left tube from poor storage and beginning spotting. Receiver retains more than 95% of its original case color. Forearm is very good with about 80% of it original finish. Buttstock is excellent and mostly sound with a very tight beginning grain separation emanating from the back of the right lock and retains more than 80% of its original finish and has some finish added for preservation. Pad is oversized at the toe and remains supple. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are fine. The gun has not been used much. MODERN.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (700 - 1,300)

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Lot 213

ITALIAN MADE 10 GAUGE

“WATERFOWL SPECIAL” IMPORTED BY AMERICAN ARMS INC. - SN. 4120. Made with 32 1/2” bbls, 3-1/2” chambers, made with wide matted low profile ventilated top rib that has brass mid and fluorescent orange bead. Wood forend checkered in point pattern with blued Deeley latch release. Unengraved blued receiver. Gun made with double triggers, extractor and non-auto safety.

Flat knob pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern and terminates with its original AMR ventilated recoil pad. WEIGHT: 9lbs. 6oz. Bore Restriction: Full(Both). DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 2-3/8”. LOP: 14-7/8”. CONDITION: Excellent as very lightly field used. Retaining nearly all original finish to both wood and metal surfaces. Very minor handling marks. Strong and robust big bore magnum. MODERN. (600 - 1,000)

Lot 214

INTERESTING AND RARE 3 BARREL SHOTGUN (FLINTENDRILLING)

20 GAUGE BY N. BODSON OF LIEGE - SN. 153. Made with 26-5/8”(67cm) fluid steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have slightly raised plain top rib with small brass front bead. Top of bbl engraved “N. BODSON ARQR” / “BTE A LIEGE” . Bottom of tubes with proof marks. Splinter forearm checkered in point and diamond pattern has blued Anson type push button release and irons. Blued scalloped boxlock action with geometric border pattern engraving on hinge pin and screws. Greener crossbolt locking mechanism and side clips. Makers name engraved on side. Gun made with 3 trigger mechanism, middle trigger is articulated. Gun has side safety and single 3-shell extractor. Side safety inlaid in gold “SAFE”. Long tang blued trigger guard with engraved screws, straight grip buttstock checkered in

point pattern through the wrist and terminates with newer white lined pad. Top lever is deeply chiseled at thumb point. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 3oz. Bore Diameter: .613(Rt) .613(L) .612(Bottom) Bore Restriction: .000(Rt) .021(L) .030(Bottom) DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 15” ( front trigger). CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain about 80% of their original blue with small areas of losses and scattered pitting on right tube. Forend is sound w/hand worn checkering and light handling marks. Receiver retains about 80% blue. Unengraved trigger plate screw is a replacement. Trigger guard with thinning blue. Buttstock is sound with scattered handling. Checkering thinning at grip, some finish added for preservation. Bores with scattered orange peel but generally bright. Mechanics are fine. Gun is tight. Guaranteed to get looks in the dove field !!! MODERN. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (1,500 - 2,500)

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Lot 215

UNUSUAL ARMSPORT 3 BARREL

“TRILLING” 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN - SN. 55892. Manufactured in Italy by Armi Silma, and imported and distributed in the U.S. by Armsport, Inc. with 25-5/8”(65cm), 3” chams, matted flat top rib with small brass bead. Bbls are regulated with small ribs at muzzle and breech block. Proofed in 1986. Forend checkered in point pattern on sides with Schnabel tip has blue unengraved push slide release. Coin finished receiver with line and punch dot border engraving. Short tang rolled edge blued trigger guard. Gun made with single non-selective trigger, single 3-shell extractor and non-auto safety. Blued top lever w/ light geometric engraving. Flat knob pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist terminates with a black “ARMS PORT” vented pad. See 1991 Gun Digest

article by author Larry Sterett about the Armsport M2900, list price $2900. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 9oz. Bore Diameter: .724(Rt) .724(L) .725(Bottom). Bore Restriction: .028(Rt) .023(L) .035(Bottom). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-7/16”. LOP: 14”. CONDITION: Very good. Lightly used but having suffered from improper storage. Bbls with about 80% of their original blue with patches on left tube with losses. Forearm is very good and sound with finish added. Receiver with patchy oxidation retaining about 80% of its coin finish. Trigger guard with 60% of its original blue. Buttstock is sound and excellent with some finish added. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are fine. MODERN. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (700 - 1,100)

Lot 216

EARLY HIGH GRADE 20 GAUGE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN

WITH

Made with 29-1/2” bbls(75cm) high quality laminated twist steel bbls that have matted flat rib with small brass front bead. Top of right tubes inlaid in gold “J. HASCHH” / “BISTRITL A/H” with thin gold inlaid bands and fancy gold fleur-de-lis at tops. Uncheckered forearm with rotary latch bbl release. Small rounded frame with back action locks. Top of frame with very pretty gold lined inlay surrounded by scroll engraving. Top tang at frame with large gold inlaid letters “SP”. Back action locks with relief game scene and light scroll engraving. Hammers with gold inlays and scroll engraved. Front of receiver with pheasants on right side and quail on left in relief pattern. Scroll engraved thumb push opener on trigger guard. Carved horn grip

with filigree and engraved screws. Buttstock checkered in point pattern has cheek piece on left side and terminates with a full steel buttplate. WEIGHT: 5lbs. 14oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .028(Rt) .030(L). Bore Diameter: .654(Rt) .645(L). Bore Restriction: .000(Rt) .012(L). DAC: 1-1/4”. DAH: 2-7/16”. LOP: 13-7/8”. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbls with a few scattered light dings and about 70% of their fading original pattern. Frame has toned to a dark gunmetal gray. Forearm with tiny losses on left side towards muzzle end. Horn grip is very good with a repair. Buttstock with numerous impressions, handling marks, small chip at toe. Checkering is beginning to thin. Bores with scattered marks and pitting. Gun is ever so slightly off face, mechanics are fine. ANTIQUE. (700 - 1,100)

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Lot 217

UNUSUAL AMERICAN ARMS “SILVER II” 32 GAUGE OVER UNDER SHOTGUN - SN. A42755.

Proved in 1992. Made with 26” , 2-3/4” chambers, low profile matted ventilated top rib that has small brass front bead left side of top bbl “AMERICAN ARMS INC. N.K.C. MO” left bbl marked Silver II / Made in Italy 32 GA. Forend checkered on sides has Schnabel tip and blued iron with latch release. Coin finished action floral and scroll engraved. Gun made with gold plated SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. High glossed finished plainly figured buttstock with flat knob grip and terminates with a black ventilated buttpad.

Chokes are fixed. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 8oz. DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 2”. LOP: 14-3/8”. CONDITION: Excellent as lightly field used. Bbls retain 97% original blue with beginning spots from poor storage. Stocks are excellent with only minor handling marks. Coin finish with some minor staining and same on blued trigger guard. Mechanics are excellent. Bores with some fowling will clean to bright and shiny. There is mild evidence of light red rust on the breech face and on the top tube of bbl at lock. MODERN.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (800 - 1,300)

Lot 218

LIGHTWEIGHT

VERNEY-CARRON 16 GAUGE

BOXLOCK GAME GUN - SN. 93. Made with 26-7/8” fluid steel bbls, 2-1/2” chambers, that have matted concave, slightly swamped game rib with small steel front bead. Bottom rib with sling eye mounted. Bbl flats with maker name and French proof marks. Splinter forend is checkered in point pattern with diamond at center has steel tip with Anson type push button release. Extractors, double triggers and non-auto safety. Blued boxlock action w/side clips on bolsters. light border engraving, maker’s name on left “St. Etienne” on right. Round knob pistol grip butt checkered in point pattern

through the wrist small filled hole near toe for sling, terminates with its original horn butt plate. WEIGHT: 5lbs. 7oz. Bore Diameter: .674(Rt) .676(L). Bore Restriction: .005(Rt) .017(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-7/16”. LOP: 14”. CONDITION: About good, showing regular field use. Receiver and Bbls with about half of their original blue, a few repaired dents in each tube. Forend and buttstock with checkering mostly present, minor losses and scattered hunting bumps throughout. Mechanics in need of attention. Top lever return spring is broken. Bores with scattered orange peel. Buttplate with worm holes. With a little bit of TLC, this will be a great lightweight working gun. MODERN.(600 - 1,000)

Lot 219

12 GAUGE OVER/UNDER SHOTGUN BY ARMI

TECNICHE MARCHENO MODEL 27 - SN. 56465.

Made with 27-5/8’,’ 3-inch cham., Mono-bloc bbls, wide matted ventilated rib w/ fluorescent orange front bead and choke tubes. Makers name on top of right tube and importer “ARMSPORT” on left side of top tube. Forend with Schnabel tip and blued slide release and blued irons. Coin finished action laser engraved with pheasant on left, geese on right, large quail on bottom and engraved in script “ARMSPORT” on trigger plate. Gun made with SST, extractors and non-auto safety. Buttstock with small right hand palm swell is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and has flat

knob grip and terminates with a thin black ventilated pad. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 12oz. Bore Diameter: .719(Bottom) .720(Top). DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Very good as field used but poorly stored. Bbls with more than 95% of their original blue with some scattered light handling marks. Forearm is sound and excellent with scattered handling marks. Coin finish on receiver with spotting and losses more so on bottom and left side. Buttstock is sound with most of its original finish with scattered light handling marks. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are fine. MODERN.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (500 - 800)

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Gorgeous special order side-plated double rifle made with 23-1/2” bbls that have quarter rib with single standing express sight. Breech ends of bbls with gold line scrollwork, bottom rib with sling swivel. Satin nitride finished action with custom sideplates engraved in bold foliate scrollwork in shaded background w/gold line accents throughout, bottom of action is engraved “KREIGHOFF CLASSIC”. Action fences, top lever and trigger guard are similarly engraved. Twin-hammer action with Universal Trigger

Semi-beavertail

forend with very well executed Schnabel tip is checkered in point pattern and has lightly engraved Deeley latch release. Housed in its original factory Americase w/maker’s name embroidered inside. WEIGHT: 11 lbs 5oz. DAC: 1-1/2” DAH: 1-3/4” LOP: 14-7/8”

CONDITION: Near mint. Gun has been fired but retains nearly all of its original finish to both wood and metal surfaces with only minute handling marks. Mechanics are crisp. Bores are brilliant. Case is excellent. Elegant and Deadly !!

Lot 221 RARE AND DESIRABLE

(FOUR BARREL) BY H. BURGSMULLER - SN. 24560. Very interesting Vierling by “H. Burgsmuller of Kreiensen” so engraved on top of 25-½” 4-bbl cluster. 16 Ga shotgun bbls with 2-3/4” chams. Bottom bbl Cal. 7x57R and middle bbl is in .22 LR. Bbls stamped “KRUPP-LAUFSTAHL”, lumps w/caliber markings and various proof marks. Bottom of rifle bbl stamped “A. SEEBEER”. Gun made with flat matted game rib w/flip up rear sight and front blade sight. Bbls with shaded oak leaf engraving at breech ends. Slim forend with engraved Deeley latch release is checkered in point pattern w/ engraved iron. Scalloped boxlock action w/sideclips is full coverage shaded punch dot oak leaf engraved w/woodland game scene vignettes. Left side with bugling stag and two hind following, right side has fallen red stag and fleeing hind w/successful hunter behind a rock. Greener crossbolt double lug locking mechanism. Top of frame is punch dot shaded engraved as is blued top lever. Top tang with cocking indicators and is full coverage oak leaf engraved. Gun has cocking slide on top tang and side safety. Larger horn trigger guard with engraved screw. The

VIERLING

capped pistol grip buttstock is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with horn buttplate and engraved screws. Left side of stock with beaded cheek piece. Vacant hole for sling swivel near toe line. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 3oz. Shotgun bbl measurements- Bore Diameter: .660(Both). Bore Restriction: .025(Rt) .031(L). DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 2-5/8”. LOP: 14-1/8”. CONDITION: Very good as field used with evidence of some improper storage. Bbls with about 80% of their original blue having scattered oxidation on shotgun tubes. Forearm is very good, checkering is worn on sides and retains most of its original finish w/touch up added for preservation. French gray receiver is very good with fine engraving remaining crisp and some light staining. Buttstock is very good with slight grain separation emanating from left side scallop point. Checkering is very good and retains about 90% of finish with scattered handling marks and minor rubs. Buttplate is excellent. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are fine. Pre-war Vierling’s are hard to find and very collectable. C&R. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (6,500 - 12,500)

scalloped boxlock action with wave border engraving. Blued top lever is border engraved. Gun has bushed strikers, single trigger, auto ejectors and auto safety. Blued engraved long tang trigger guard. Right trigger tang is signed “GRANGER M”. Pistol grip buttstock has engraved steel trapdoor grip cap is checkered in point pattern through the wrist, has cheek piece and terminates

are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. MODERN. PROVENANCE: Accompanied by the original sales invoice from Chadicks Ltd to Mr. Hunter dated June 19, 1997 and a letter from Hunter to Herschel Chadick regarding this gun and a copy of check. (5,000 - 8,000)

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Lot 223 FANTASTIC FRANZ SODIA - FERLACH OVER/UNDER TRIUMPH - DRILLING (BOCKDRILLING)

- SN:18395. Cal. 16 Ga / 7x 65R / 22 Hornet. Unique to European design, the Bockdrilling utilizes a space saving 3rd bbl off axis to the O/U plane. 25-3/4” Bohler Blitz bbls, milled top rib w/ Maker’s name in panel. Mounted w/ gold bead caterpillar front sight manual flip-up rear sight blade and vacant QD scope bases, double underlugs and Greener-style crossbolts. 1972 nitro proof, 2-3/4” chamber. Double trigger w/ front set blade. Side safety. Sideplated Kersten style action is French gray finished . Adorned in superb high relief game scene engraving vignettes of red stag in a woodland setting on left side; Roe deer and pheasant on right side and Capercaillie in flight on bottom, all animals are enshrouded in well executed foliate arabesque scroll engraving and edelweiss blossoms in shaded background. Engraver’s signature “E.A.” on each sideplate. Mounted in figured European walnut with checkering embellished w/ carved oak leaf and acorn patterns. Gripcap has gold oval w/ engraved standing bear holding a tyre? Pancake cheekpiece and Silvers-style pad. European sling mounts. 14-1/4” LOP over Silver’s pad. 7lbs-9 oz. CONDITION: Excellent. Virtually all of the fine factory finish remains with only the slightest of handling marks to the wood and very minor muzzle thinning. Mechanics are crisp. Bright bores with sharp rifling. MODERN. (7,500 - 8,500)

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Lot 224

KRIEGHOFF TRUMPF MODEL 20 GAUGE BY .243

RIFLE CALIBER DRILLING - SN. 76005. Made with 25” Monobloc construction bbls. Shotgun bbls on top with flat matted rib. Rib set up for claw mount scope has flip up rear sight and fixed blade front sight. Breech ends of bbls with line border engraving. Polish bbl flats stamped “20/76 MAGNUM” and rear lung stamped “KRIEGHOFF ULM”. Bbls made of Bohler steel. Shotgun bbls made with 3” chambers and marked as such as noted above. Forend checkered in point pattern with rounded nose and has blued leaf engraved Deeley latch release. Coin finished boxlock receiver is near full coverage shaded oak leaf engraved with running white tail buck on left and two flying geese in marsh scene on right. Top of receiver is stipple engraved and gun made with Greener crossbolt underlug locking mechanism. Top tang with shaded oak leaf pattern continuing blued safety slide on left side of top tang and rifle cocking slide towards rear portion of the tang. Large ebony trigger guard with engraved screw at pointed tang. Gun made with double triggers, extractors and non-auto

safety. The full pistol grip buttstock with composition beveled cap is checkered in multi point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original Krieghoff brand HRBP. Buttstock with sling swivel on toe line and original swing swivel mounted on bottom of rifle bbl. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 8oz. Bore Diameter: .735(Rt) .736(L). Bore Restriction: .013(Rt) .019(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 1-7/8”. LOP: 14-5/8”. CONDITION: Excellent+ very lightly used. Bbls with more than 95% of their original blue. There is one area of loss at chamber block on both sides, more substantial on left. Forearm is sound excellent and near mint. Receiver is excellent to near mint with crisp engraving and only minor staining noted. Butt is excellent to near mint with only minor handling marks and has crisp checkering. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are fine. Gun has been used very lightly and remains tight throughout. MODERN. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (3,500 - 5,500)

Lot 225

PRE-WAR GEBRUDER MERKEL BOXLOCK

DRILLING - SN: 16518. Cal. 16GA x 16GA / 8x57JR. 26-3/4” Bohler Steel bbls are 2-5/8” chambers, nitro proofed “10/28” and retailer marked “ ERNST LAUTERJUNG, DUISBERG” on top rib. Fitted with silver beaded front sight, single blade pop-up rear sight and vacant claw mounts. Scalloped boxlock action is coin-finished and has sideclips, double underlugs cocking indicators and Greener-style crossbolt. Adorned with game scene vignettes of roe deer on left side and a fox stalking pheasants on right. Maker’s name in banner on action bottom. Scenes are tastefully encased in flowing vine scrollwork on shaded background. Blued trigger

bow is similarly adorned. Pistol grip stock with pancake cheekpiece of dark European walnut with point pattern checkering and horn embellishments at forend tip and dropper points. Horn grip cap and buttplate. Double triggers w/ set front blade. Side safety, European sling mounts. 13” LOP. DAC 2-1/8”. CONDITION: Very Good. Gun retains most of its original factory blue finish. Wood is sound with light rubs and handling marks from many years of service. Small chip at toe of butt. Mechanics are crisp. Bores bright with strong rifling. C&R. (3,500 - 4,500)

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Lot 226

ARMI GAMBA OVER/ UNDER COMBINATION

GUN - SN: 64305. Cal. 12Ga / 6.5x57mm. 25-1/2” Boehler steel bbls, nitro proofs, 3” cham. Filed flat rib, caterpillar front sight w/ gold bead, flip up rear blade, claw mounts w/ Zeiss Diatal-Z 6 x 42 optical sight on rail. Auto ejectors and top bolt locking lugs. Coin finished boxlock action has sculpted back edge and is adorned with foliate arabesque engraving flourishes. Maker’s name in riband on action bottom. Double trigger (set front blade), fanciful pierced top

lever. Mounted in medium brown European walnut w/ point pattern checkering, shadow line cheekpiece, cartridge trap in stock toe line, European sling mounts. 14-1/4” LOP over thin black vented pad w/ maker’s logo. 8lbs-1oz w/ scope. CONDITION: Excellent. Retains virtually all of its fine factory finish. Stock and forend show several small nick and dings from use. Mechanics are crisp. Bores bright w/ sharp rifling. Optics are clear. MODERN. (2,500 - 3,500)

Lot 227

SUPERB MAUSER-WERKE MODEL 4000

DELUXE

BOLT ACTION RIFLE - SN: 2978. Cal. 222. 19” Krupp Special Luftstahl bbl., Ramp front sight w/ gold bead insert, island express sight w/ folding leaf, vacant 1” scope rings are scroll engraved. Short length push feed action is fully engraved in deep relief oakleaf and acorn patterns w/ matted background. Deep relief foliate scrollwork extends in a 4” wedge over the bbl breech and across the entire bolt shroud. A gold inlaid wood pigeon adorns the shroud. Trigger guard is similarly engraved. Gold plated DST. Floorplate depicts a Roe buck head in positive relief. Mounted in

oil finished dark European walnut w/ relief carved oakleaf and acorn panels at fore stock and grip area which matches action engraving. Horn forend tip and grip cap. European sling swivels. Monte carlo cheekpiece. A 1” band of oakleaf carving highlights the butt end of the stock before terminating in a thin brown recoil pad. 6lbs 1oz. CONDITION: Excellent. Appears little used with only the slightest handling marks on the wood. Mechanics are crisp. Bright bore w/ sharp rifling. A beautiful offering made by Heym for Mauser 1969-75.MODERN. (1,500 - 2,500)

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MASSIVE PARKER 8 GAUGE GRADE 2 HAMMER SHOTGUN MADE ON #7

FRAME - SN. 31604. Made with 34” Damascus bbls (now 32”), 3-1/4” chambers, plain top rib and small brass front bead with rib legend “PARKER

BROS. MAKERS

MERIDEN CONN. DAMASCUS STEEL”, and unstruck bbl weight of 9lbs. 3oz. Splinter forend has engraved Deeley latch release and steel tip with SN stamped on inside iron. Case hardened and engraved sidelock action with birds and scroll on sidelocks in early Grade 2 pattern. Large circle on bottom of frame with woodcock engraved. Double triggers, extractors, fishtail top lever. The straight grip buttstock is checkered in point pattern through the wrist, has nickel shield behind top tang, long trigger guard, and terminates with an aging brown leather covered pad. WEIGHT: 13lbs.

book with 34” bbls and they may have been shortened at the factory to 32” as they have proper treatment at muzzle. Bores are mostly bright and shiny. Stocks are sound and excellent with only very minor handling marks. This is a beautiful big bore Parker! ANTIQUE.

PROVENANCE: The Bernie Liberati Estate Collection. (6,000 - 10,000)

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in diamond pattern with lightly engraved Deeley latch release and steel tip. Forend iron with patent date March 26, 1878. Interior of forearm with SN stamped. Casehardened sidelock action with wave border and line engraving. Fishtail top lever. Blued trigger guard is line border engraved and has SN at tang. Capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist has nickel shield behind top tang and terminates with its original Parker Bros. DHBP. WEIGHT: 13lbs. 12oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .068(Rt) .082(L). DAC: 1-3/4”. DAH: 3-1/4”. LOP: 14-1/8”. CONDITION: Extremely fine as fully and competently restored by Turnbull

restored Turnbull case color. Forend is sound with minor handling marks, crisp checkering and retains nearly all of its restored finish. Trigger guard retains all of its restored blue. Buttstock is excellent as restored with minor handling marks and has a small repair at toe which is very well done. Original buttplate shows some wear but very good overall. Bores with scattered light pitting and orange peel. Gun is tight and on face. Mechanics are excellent. A beautiful big bore Parker shotgun which will surely impress. ANTIQUE. PROVENANCE: The Bernie Liberatti Estate Collection. (6,000 - 10,000)

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Lot 230

EXTREMELY RARE DOCUMENTED PARKER BROTHERS GRADE 5 - 10 GAUGE HAMMER SHOTGUN - ORDERED BY FAMED SHOOTER

FRED KIMBALL - SN. 46850. Made on a #4 frame originally with 33” Damascus bbls (now 30”) , 2-7/8” chambers, that have lightly stippled concave top rib with brass front bead. There is a small ring of engraving at breech end. Bbl flats with unstruck bbl weight of 7lbs. 3oz. and marked “DD”. Splinter forend with engraved Deeley latch release checkered in point and diamond pattern with engraved steel tip and floral engraved iron. Full sidelock action with about 80% scroll and game scene engraving coverage. Sidelocks engraved “PARKER BROS.” at front. Bottom of action with two deer in large circle and two birds with patent dates on trigger plate. Bbl bolsters with teardrop carving and scroll engraved. Fishtail top lever. Gun made with double triggers and extractors. Capped pistol grip buttstock with teardrops behind locks and large silver oval near toe, gold inlaid oval on cap and terminates with a lightly engraved blued skeleton buttplate. WEIGHT: 10lbs. 2oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .030(Both). Bore Restriction: .000(Both). DAC:

2”. DAH: 2-7/8”. LOP: 13-1/2”. CONDITION: Very good as partially restored and cleaned up. Bbls shortened as noted, retains about 95% of an older restored finish with some minor spotting and a few raised dents. Bores with pitting throughout. Forearm is very good. Engraving thinned and checkering recut. Receiver has toned to a pleasing gunmetal gray and engraving has softened w/some areas professionally refreshed. Trigger guard is a proper replacement. Buttstock with beautiful grain and figure has been completely restored. Has filler around top tang and bottom right stock figure checkering properly recut. Skeleton buttplate with refurbished blue. Gun is tight on the hinge. Accompanied by a PGCA research letter identifying this gun ordered August 29, 1885 by legendary Parker Bros. shooter Fred Kimball of Peoria, IL with special order features including the original 33” bbls and notation on the letter “Send bill to S.A. Tucker.”

A very rare big bore Parker and according to “The Parker Story” the only one made in this bbl length and configuration. ANTIQUE. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (3,000 - 5,000)

checkered in diamond pattern with border engraved latch release and steel tip. Casehardened line engraved action with “Parker Bros” on side locks. Made with double triggers and extractors. Ball grip buttstock checkered in two point pattern with nickel shield behind top tang and terminates with very rare “THE PARKER TRAP GUN” flying pigeon buttplate. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 15oz. Bore Diameter: .751(Rt) .753(L). Bore Restriction: Cyl./Cyl. DAC: 1-3/4”. DAH: 2-3/4”. LOP: CONDITION: About good. Bbls with about 40% original pattern, bores with moderate to heavy pitting and shortened as noted

above. Splinter forend with thinning but fully present checkering. Receiver mostly gray with about 15% original case color in protected areas. Buttstock with grain separation behind left lock, otherwise sound. Buttplate shows some wear but the marking is clear on this very rare butt. Action is tight when assembled. These Parker Trap guns are very rarely seen and less than 10 are known to advanced collectors. ANTIQUE.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (1,000 - 1,500)

Fred Kimball
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“I’ve managed to convince my wife that somewhere in the Bible it says, ‘Man cannot have too many shotguns and fishing poles.’ ”
— Norman Schwarzkopf

Lot 232

RARE PARKER BROS. NH GRADE 8 GAUGE

HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN - SN. 123342. Made with 34”

Plain Twist bbls, that have matted concave top rib with small brass front bead and rib legend “Parker Bros. Makers Meriden Conn. Twist”. Unstruck bbl weight of 8lbs. 11oz. Splinter forend checkered in diamond pattern with engraved Deeley release and steel tip, SN on inside iron. Boxlock action is lightly border engraved and “PARKER BROS.” on sides. Gun made with double triggers, extractors, and auto safety. Capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original Dogs Head buttplate and has small nickel shield near toe. WEIGHT: 13lbs. 7oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .040(Both). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-7/8”. LOP: 13-7/8”. CONDITION: Very good and original. Bbls retain about

90% of their original twist pattern. Forend is sound, checkering thinned with minor impressions and retains some original finish, metal has toned with clear engraving on forend. Action has turned mostly darker gray with a hint of color remaining, engraving is clear. Screws show some marring. Buttstock is very good with checkering mostly present, some beginning shrinkage at grip of trigger guard, but overall sound and very good. Buttplate is very good. Bores do show minor frosting but will likely clean with a touch of polishing. Gun is a touch loose in the hinge, otherwise mechanics are fine. Hammerless 8 Gauge Parkers are hard to find and very collectible. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Bernie Liberati Estate Collection. (6,000 - 9,000)

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Lot 233

RARE STEEL BARREL PARKER BROS. BHE GRADE 10 GAUGE MAGNUM WITH EXTRA BARREL

SET - SN. 182749. Made on a #3 frame with 34” Acme Steel bbls(now 32”), 3-1/2” chambers, that have matted concave rib with small steel front bead and rib legend “PARKER BROS.

MAKERS MERIDEN

CT USA ACME STEEL.” Splinter forend with engraved Deeley latch release and steel tip with full scroll is near full coverage engraved. Casehardened and engraved action with pointing dogs on sides, ducks engraved in marsh scene on bottom all surrounded by beautiful Parker scroll. Beaded fences. Gun has auto ejectors, Miller SST with rocker safety, non-auto safety. Trigger guard with engraved dog on bow and scroll and SN at tang. Flame grained American Walnut buttstock with checkered cheeks, fleur-de-lis and checkered in wave pattern through the wrist with gold capped pistol grip. Butt has cheekpiece on left side and terminates with a dark brown leather covered pad. Gun is accompanied with a second set of Belgian made steel bbls in 12ga with 3” chambers that are Belgian proved. WEIGHT: 9lbs.

Collector’s Fact

Parker Bros. made 2 10ga BHE Grade Acme Steel guns- this example and the General Billy Mitchell Gun.

15oz.(with original 10ga bbls). Min. Wall Thickness: .045(Both). Bore Diameter: .783(Both). Bore Restriction: .042(Rt) .050(L). DAC: 1-3/4”. DAH: 2-1/8”.

LOP: 14-5/16”. CONDITION: Excellent as partially restored. Original Acme bbls now measure 32” and appear original length with small blank space at muzzle end of rib matting. These bbls retain more than 95% of a professionally restored rust blue. The second set of 12ga Belgian bbls are excellent with nearly all of their custom finish and fit very well to the gun. Forearm is excellent with iron showing remnants of an old recolor, but sound overall. The receiver is excellent with original finishes, perhaps as much as 40% original case color remaining. Buttstock is excellent and mostly sound with evidence of a beginning grain separation behind top tang, and shows some beginning thinning through the wrist checkering, finish is dry, but excellent overall. Bores are bright and shiny, mechanics are fine with the ejectors being a bit out of time, trigger works well. Gun is tight and on face. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (10,000 - 15,000)

187

EXTREMELY RARE PARKER CHE 28 GAUGE WITH FACTORY ORIGINAL 24” BARRELS - SN.

175051. Made on a “00” frame with factory original 24” Acme Steel bbls, 2-1/2” chambers, that have matted concave rib with twin ivory beads and rib legend “Parker Bros. Makers Meriden, Conn. Acme Steel”. Bbl flats with unstruck bbl weight of 2lbs. 7oz, large “A” and “4”. Replacement Beavertail forend checkered in flowing border pattern with engraved Deeley latch release and proper reinforcement bolt at muzzle end. Casehardened engraved receiver with Pointer on left, Setter on right, two large dogs on point in relief woods scene on trigger plate all surrounded by well executed scroll engraving. The engraving on this gun is from the absolute pinnacle of Parker Gun Co. and the detail is far better than what is seen on C Grade guns from other time periods. Gun with single non-selective trigger, auto ejectors, non-auto safety. Flame grained American Walnut capped pistol grip buttstock with teardrop behind action checkered in flowing border pattern and terminates with a checkered butt and has silver oval near toe with initials “MJD” engraved. WEIGHT: 5lbs. 10oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .023(Rt) .024(L). Bore Diameter: .556(Both). Bore Restriction: .011(Rt) .019(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2”. LOP: 14”. CONDITION: Very good as refurbished. Bbls retain about 95% of their Del Grego refurbished blue. Buttstock and forearm

are Del Grego replacements, well done, with forearm retaining most of its custom finish, buttstock with losses and chipping at frame and in need of restoration. Receiver retains nearly all of its Del Grego refurbished cyanide case color. Trigger works well, ejectors are slightly out of time and gun is slightly off face. A total of 3 were made in this configuration. An extremely rare gun worthy of a competent restoration and many more days afield! C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (9,000 - 14,000)

Collector’s Fact

This gun is one of a consecutively serial numbered pair of 24” “00” Frame 28ga CHE Grade Guns, the only known pair in that configuration.

Lot 234

Casehardened and engraved action with Pointer on left, running deer on bottom, Setter on right side all surrounded by nicely executed Parker scroll. Gun made with auto ejectors, non-auto safety, and now has Miller SST with rocker selector. Custom capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in proper “C” pattern and terminates with a

form and quality with great modern dimensions. Stocks do show some minor chipping in the finish but are otherwise very good. Mechanics are excellent and bores are bright and shiny. Trigger works well. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (3,000 - 5,000)

reads “PARKER BROS. MAKERS MERIDEN CONN. BERNARD STEEL.” Bbl flats with unstruck bbl weight of 4lbs. 4oz., large “B” stamp (denoting Bernard bbls), “4” for grade stamp, and Remington date code “RL” indicating November 1942 the gun went back for some type of service. Custom American Walnut beavertail forend with engraved Deeley release is custom checkered in wave and point pattern. Casehardened action is engraved in typical Grade 4 pattern of the era with Pointer on left, Setter on right, running deer on bottom all surrounded by fine Parker scroll. Buttstock with butt transplant at rear has checkered side panels with teardrops behind action. Bottom left stock finger with tiny pin and repair measuring about 2-1/2” in length. Butt is of beautifully figured burl walnut and has large silver oval near

14”. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls have been blue and should be restored to their former glory. Bbls with good bores and do show some evidence of a couple of repaired dents in both tubes. Forend is custom made and checkered. Action toned to silver with engraving beginning to thin on bottom. Custom buttstock is excellent and retains most of its custom finish. Gun is tight when assembled. This gun should be restored to its former glory! It is interesting to note that Parker SN 90591-90595 were all show guns for the Pan American Expo - likely this was a special order gun when new as well. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (2,000 - 3,00)

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engraved rib legend and twin ivory beads. Watertable with proof marks and unstruck bbl weight of 3lbs 2oz and reinforced forend lug with “2” stamp on top. Casehardened engraved receiver with standard pattern for the period and 4 nicely done quail on trigger plate. Gun made with ventilated top rib, beavertail forend, auto ejectors, Parker SST, nonauto safety. Mounted with a nicely figured flame grained American Walnut buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist with teardrops behind receiver, nickel oval near toe and terminates with its original skeleton buttplate which is engraved and blued. The gun was originally

Co. Bbls retain about 97% of their expert restored blue. Receiver retains about all of its restored case color with just beginning subsequent toning on bottom of frame. Stocks are expert replacements and retain nearly all of their restored finish with only minute handling marks. Trigger guard and buttplate are near perfect. Mechanics are crisp. Trigger works well and ejectors are in time. A beautiful small bore Parker with a lot of merit! C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (6,000 - 10,000)

Lot 238

LATE PARKER

BROS. DHE GRADE 20 GAUGE

SKEET SHOTGUN - SN. 240066. Made on a “0” frame with 26” Titanic Steel bbls that have matted concave top rib with small steel front bead and rib legend “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN CT. USA. TITANIC STEEL.” with 2-3/4” chambers. Bbl flats with proof marks, stamped “SKEET IN/SKEET OUT” and unstruck bbl weight of 3lbs, reinforced forend lug. Beavertail forend checkered in wave pattern with engraved Deeley latch release and has proper reinforcement bolt at muzzle end. Casehardened engraved receiver is engraved with Pointer on right, Setter on left, pheasants on bottom all surrounded by Parker scroll and engraved “PARKER” on bottom of frame at front. Gun made with auto ejectors, Parker SST, non-auto safety. The flame grained American Walnut buttstock with teardrop behind receiver, long tang trigger guard,

is checkered in point pattern through the wrist, has large silver oval near toe, and terminates with its proper blued and lightly border engraved skeleton buttplate. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 3oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .018(Rt) .019(L) Bore Diameter: .617(Both). Bore Restriction: .007(Rt) .013(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 14-3/16”. CONDITION: Near mint as restored by Turnbull Mfg. Co. and retaining nearly all restored finishes to both wood and metal surfaces with only minor handling marks. Stocks are likely earlier Del Grego products and are near mint as restored. Bores are bright and shiny. Ejectors are in time. Gun is on face. A dandy small gauge Parker with a lot of eye appeal! C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (4,000 - 6,000)

Lot 239

SCARCE PARKER

DHE 12 GAUGE SKEET

GUN - SN. 231871. Made with 26” Titanic Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have factory original matted ventilated top rib with white mid and missing front bead. Hand engraved rib legend and proper original ramp towards breech end. Bbl flats stamped “SKEET IN / SKEET OUT” and have unstruck bbl weight of 3lbs. 2 oz. This gun made on a #1-1/2 frame. Beavertail forend with engraved casehardened Deeley latch release checkered in diamond point pattern and has proper reinforcing bolt at muzzle end. Casehardened boxlock action engraved in standard DHE pattern of the era with Pointer on left, Setter on right and four pheasants on bottom all surrounded by well executed Parker scroll. Blued trigger guard with burst of scroll on bow and SN at tang. The capped pistol grip buttstock with teardrop behind action is of nicely flame figure American Walnut and has silver oval towards toe with initials “WCS” and terminates with a modern red Silver’s type pad. Gun with Miller SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. WEIGHT: 7lbs.

8oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .019(Rt) .021(L). Bore Diameter: .740(Both). Bore Restriction: .006(Both). DAC: 1-3/4”. DAH: 2-5/8”. LOP: 14-3/16”. CONDITION: Excellent as restored likely by Turnbull. Bbls with about 95% of a factory restored blue. Forearm is excellent retaining nearly all of a factory restored finish there is a thin and tight grain separation on left side at muzzle end emanating towards checkering. Receiver retains nearly all of its Turnbull restored case color. Buttstock is excellent and sound retaining nearly all of its custom restored finish. Butt shows some light sanding marks at pad. Trigger guard with most of an older cold blue finish and has minor freckling at SN on tang. Bores are bright and shiny. There is a dent on the top of the left tube. about 6” from the muzzle which should be repaired. Trigger works well. Ejectors are in time. Overall a scarce highly optioned Parker which has been restored by the best in the business. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (2,500 - 3,500)

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Lot 240

SCARCE PARKER DHE GRADE 20 GAUGE

SHOTGUN - SN. 107,456. Made on a “0” frame with 26” Titanic Steel barrels, 2-3/4” chambers, that have matted concave top rib with usual early rib legend, and small steel front bead. Bbl flats with unstruck bbl weight of 2lbs 14oz. Replacement custom semi-beavertail forend checkered on sides in point pattern with engraved and case hardened Deeley latch release which is nicely relieved into the wood. Cyanide case hardened boxlock action engraved in standard DH Grade pattern of the era. Gun now has Parker single selective trigger, auto ejectors, and auto safety. The blued long tang trigger guard with SN at

center. Mounted with a replacement buttstock that is of nicely figured fiddleback American Walnut and checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a well executed checkered butt. WEIGHT: 6lbs 10oz. Bore Measurement: .621Rt) .623(L). Bore Restriction: .003(Rt) .015(L). Minimum wall thickness: .015(Rt) .022(L) DAC: 1-1/4”. DAH: 2-5/8”. LOP: 13-1/2”. CONDITION: Excellent as refurbished and customized. Barrels retain about 97% of their refurbished blue. Custom stocks are excellent with only minor handling marks and impressions and retain most of their custom higher gloss finish. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are fine. C&R. (3,000 - 5,000)

SCARCE OPTIONED PARKER DHE GRADE 12 GAUGE TWO

BARREL SET WITH CASE - SN. 224844. Bbl Set 1 Made with 30” Titanic Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, with matted concave top rib and small brass front bead. Usual rib legend. Bbl flats with unstruck bbl weight 4lbs. 2oz. and rear lug marked for 1-1/2” frame. Bottom of forend lung with “1” stamped at top. Bbl Set 2 made with 26” Titanic Steel bbls, 2-5/8” chambers, with matted concave top rib with small brass front bead with unstruck bbl weight 3lbs. 9oz. Both bbl sets with numbered beavertail forends that both have engraved Deeley latch releases and scroll engraved irons. Beavertail forend #1 is long trap style. Beavertail forend #2 short skeet style. Casehardened boxlock receiver engraved in standard DHE pattern for this serial number range. Setter on right, pointer on left and four pheasants on bottom. Blued long tang trigger guard with scroll engraving on bow and SN at tang. Straight grip buttstock with teardrop behind receiver is checkered in point pattern through the wrist has silver oval near toe with initials “MD” and terminates with a checkered butt. housed in a full leather brass appointed case with green felt interior

and “THE PARKER GUN” maker trade label. A very useful set with lots of life left in it. BBL SET 1.) Weight: 8lbs. 1oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .029(Rt) .030(L). Bore Diameter: .735(Rt) .737(L). Bore Restriction: .026(Rt) .042(L). BBL SET 2.) Weight: 7lbs. 4oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .024(Rt) .028(L). Bore Diameter: .747(Rt) .741(L). Bore Restriction: .026(Rt) .012(L). DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 1-7/8”. LOP: 14-1/8”. CONDITION: Extremely fine as period refurbished by Lefever Arms Co. of Lee Center, NY and Del Grego. Both bbl sets with more than 97% of their refurbished blue. Custom beavertail forearms are excellent and retain nearly all of their custom finish. Action with virtually all of its early Lefever Arms cyanide case color. Buttstock is excellent sound and retains nearly all of its higher gloss custom finish by Del Grego. There are a couple of small chips in the finish towards the heel. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are fine. Case is very good with rub marks and foxing corners. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (3,000 - 5,000)

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Lot 241

Casehardened and engraved receiver with ducks on bottom, Setter on right, Pointer on left surrounded by nicely executed scroll engraving. Gun made with auto ejectors, now has Miller non-selective trigger, auto safety. The capped pistol grip buttstock is checkered in point pattern, has silver oval near toe, and terminates with a modern Silver’s type replacement pad. Bbls with Briley choke

tubes. WEIGHT: 9lbs. 2oz. Min. Wall Thickness: over .035(Both).

CONDITION: Very good as modified. Bbls retain about 70% of their original blue with scattered marks and scratches. Action has toned gray. Top lever blued. Stocks are mostly sound and retain

turned, likely having had a leather lace up pad on it for some time and now in need of some finish. Bores are very good with scattered patches of pitting. Trigger works well, ejectors are in time. A very rare gun with only 5 originally made in this configuration. C&R. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (3,000 - 5,000)

Lot 243 PARKER BROS. DHE GRADE 20 GAUGE - SN. 150159. Made on a “0” frame with 26” Titanic Steel bbls (now 25-3/4” with evidence of shortening), 2-3/4” chambers, that have concave matted top rib twin ivory beads and usual rib legend. Bbl flats with unstruck bbl weight of 3lbs. 2oz. Splinter forend is checkered in DH pattern with engraved Deeley latch release and steel tip. Casehardened engraved boxlock action is engraved in standard “D” grade pattern. Gun now has auto ejectors, Miller SST, non-auto safety. The straight grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist with carved tear drop behind receiver, has long tang trigger guard, silver oval near toe, and terminates with an aging Pachmayr white lined ventilated pad. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 3oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .020(Both). Bore Diameter: .628(Both). Bore

Restriction: .002(Rt) .005(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 14-3/4”. CONDITION: Good. Bbls shortened as noted above with bulge at left muzzle retain about 65% of their original blue. Forend with very small chip at muzzle end on left side, checkering with wear and mostly present but overall about good. Receiver has toned gray no color remaining but engraving still clear and fine. Buttstock is good, checkering thinned through the grip but still visible, a beginning small chip behind top tang. Bores with a pit or two but mostly bright. Mechanics are fine, trigger works. This gun should be reviewed and repaired by a competent gunsmith before being put back in to service, but has potential to be a great shooter once again! C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (2,000 - 3,000)

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“DHE” grade pattern of the era. Gun made with auto ejectors, Parker SST, non-auto safety. Blued trigger guard with scroll flourish on bow and SN at tang. Nicely figured American Walnut buttstock with checkered side panels, tear drop behind action and terminates with its original skeleton buttplate. The toe line is adorned with a nice nickel oval engraved “B.D. Neel”. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 8oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .027(Rt) .029(L). Bore Diameter: .741(Rt) .742(L). and latch. Large magnum #3 action is engraved in standard DHE grade pattern. Pistol grip buttstock with tear drop behind action is checkered in 3 point pattern, has unengraved nickel oval near toe and terminates with an aging Silver’s type pad. Bbls with Steel shot compatible Imp. Cyl. And Modified choke tubes currently installed. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 2oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .032(Both).

craquelure towards butt. There are two grain separations behind top tang which appear stable. Mechanics are fine. Bores are bright and shiny. Mr. Hunter used this gun as a “daily driver” and it likely shoots very well! C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (1,500 - 2,500)

bright and shiny. Trigger works well and ejectors are well time. Forend is a touch loose but does not impact function. A great cold weather day duck blind companion! C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (1,500 - 2,500)

194

RARE AND DESIRABLE PARKER GHE 16 GAUGE SKEET GUN WITH

EXTRA SET OF BBLS AND CASE - SN. 238404. Made in 1936 with 26” Parker Special steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, with matted concave top rib with twin ivory beads. Bbl flats with overload proof markings, stamped “Skeet In / Skeet Out” and unstruck bbl weight of 3lbs 4oz. Long beavertail forend with lightly engraved Deeley latch release has proper reinforcement bolt at muzzle end, is checkered in point pattern and has lightly engraved iron. Inside of forearm with “I” and “SN.” Casehardened and engraved action engraved in standard grade 2 pattern of the era with geese on left, pheasants on bottom and quail on right. Gun made with Parker SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Mounted with a nicely flame figured straight hand stocked American Walnut butt that has small nickel shield near toe and terminates with an aging “Red Head” brand pad. Accompanied by a second set of slightly later but factory original 28” Parker special steel bbls that were built for this gun with a matching splinter forend both marked “2”. Housed in an aging full leather trunk case. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 2oz. BBL SET 1.) Min. Wall Thickness: .021(Rt) .022(L). Bore Diameter: .668(Both). Bore Restriction: .013(Rt) .014(L). BBL SET 2.) Min. Wall

Thickness: .028(Both). Bore Diameter: .676(Both). Bore Restriction: .011(Rt) .014(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-3/8”. LOP: 14-3/8”. CONDITION: Excellent as updated by Remington during is early period of use. Both bbl sets retain about 95% plus of their factory blue with some thinning at grip area and one small area of beginning pin pricking on top of left tube of breech end at bbl set 2. Receiver retains more than 90% of its original case color with toning on high points. Beavertail forend is excellent as factory refinished during its period of use and mostly sound with a thin beginning grain separation on right side at forend iron. Splinter forend appears to be a Remington product and is excellent overall with finish added. Buttstock is sound and excellent as factory refinished during its early period of use and trigger guard retains nearly all of an older factory type restored finish. Case is fair with leather chipping and drying and would benefit from some light restorative work. Gun is tight and sound. Mechanics are crisp. Bores are bright and shiny. This is a very rare, hard to find set. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (5,000 - 8,000)

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Lot 246

engraved Deeley latch release and proper reinforcement bolt at muzzle end. Cyanide case hardened receiver engraved in Grade 2 pattern of the era with birds on sides surrounded by light scroll. Gun made with extractors, Parker SST, auto safety. American walnut flame grained straight grip stock is checkered through the wrist in point pattern,

has long tang trigger guard, nickel shield near toe, and terminates with a checkered butt. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 12oz. Bore Diameter: .567(Both). Bore Restriction: .004(Both). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: 14”.

CONDITION: Extremely fine as custom built by Del Grego. Bbls retain nearly all of their custom blue. Beavertail forend and buttstock are near mint with only minor handling marks and beginning craquelure in the finish, both are sound. Frame retains all of its Del Grego cyanide case hardening. Trigger guard blue is near mint. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. Trigger works well. These Del Grego upgrades are coming into their own and becoming more collectible. C&R

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (7,500 - 12,000)

Lot 248

BEAUTIFUL RESTORED PARKER GHE 12 GAUGE SKEET GUN - SN. 239359. Made on a 1-1/2 frame in 1942 with 26” Parker Special Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have matted top rib with twin ivory beads and typical rib legend. Bbl flats stamped “SKEET IN/SKEET OUT” with unstruck bbl weight of 3lbs. 7oz. Bbl flats also show 3 other Remington date codes so the gun was serviced well during its early period of use. Gun made with auto ejectors, Parker SST, auto safety. Engraved in late GHE pattern with ducks on left, quail on right, pheasant on bottom and engraved “PARKER” on bottom. Capped pistol grip buttstock is checkered through the wrist in point pattern and terminates with a proper checkered butt. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 8oz. Min.

Wall Thickness: .024(Rt) .021(L). Bore Diameter: .733(Rt) .731(L). Bore Restriction: .019(Rt) .020L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2”. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Near mint as expertly restored. Bbls retain nearly all of their restored blue. Action retains virtually all of its proper restored case color, likely by Turnbull. Expert replacement buttstock is near mint with only minute handling marks. Forearm appears factory as restored and is also near mint with only minor impressions. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. A very hard to find highly optioned Parker! C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (3,500 - 5,500)

Lot 249

SCARCE PARKER GHE 12 GAUGE SKEET SHOTGUN - SN. 236,370. Made on a 1-1/2 frame with 26” Parker Special Steel barrels that have matted concave top rib with white mid and fluorescent front beads. Bbl flats with a couple of Remington date codes indicating the gun having been actively serviced during its period of use and with unstruck bbl weight of 3lbs 9oz. and proper reinforced forend lug. Beavertail forend checkered in point pattern with lightly engraved Deeley latch release and proper reinforcing bolt. Nickel plated boxlock action engraved in G Grade pattern of the era and engraved “Parker” on bottom. Forend iron, trigger guard and top lever are also nickel plated. Gun made with Parker single selective trigger, auto ejectors, non-auto safety. The capped pistol grip buttstock is checkered in point pattern through the wrist, has small nickel shield towards toe and terminates with

a white line waffle pad. Sides of stock with inlaid diamond rosewood that are blank on right side and initials “JP” on left. WEIGHT: 7lbs 7oz. Bore Measurement: .728(Rt) .726(L). Bore Restriction: .019(Rt) .016(L). Minimum wall thickness: .029(Rt) .031(L) DAC: 1-1/2” DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 13-1/2”. CONDITION: Very good as period modified and finished. Barrels with about 95% period refurbished blue. Forend with repair at breech end on right and small missing chip on the rise on left. Forend with more than 90% of a glossy refinish with checkering filled and beginning to thin. Buttstock is excellent as custom refinished with handling marks and minor impressions. Bores are bright and shiny with some minor stubborn fowling which will clean. Mechanics are fine. A scarce gun worthy of restoration. C&R. (1,500 - 2,500)

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Lot 250

SCARCE PARKER BROS. GH GRADE 10

GAUGE WITH

STEEL BARRELS - SN. 215840. Made on a #3 frame with 32” (now reduced to 30”) Parker Special Steel barrels, 3-1/2” chambers, bbls with matted concave top ribs with usual rib legend and white mid and steel front beads. Splinter forend checkered in diamond pattern with case hardened and engraved release and steel tip. Casehardened boxlock action engraved in standard GH pattern of the era. Gun made w/ extractors, double triggers (now has Miller Single Trigger, and non-auto safety. Replacement capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern and terminates with a Larry Del Grego brand pad. There is an engraved nickel shield at the toe line engraved

with a large “G”. Bbl flats with contemporary engraved “ 3-1/2 IN. SHELLS”. Bbls with choke tubes. WEIGHT: 9lbs 4oz DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/4” LOP: 14-1/4” . CONDITION: Excellent as modified and refurbished. Bbls with more than 97% of their refurbished blue. Forearm is sound and retains nearly all of its refurbished finish to both wood and metal surfaces. Frame with cyanide case color which rates near 100% as refurbished. The Del Grego produced buttstock is superb with nearly all of its custom finish with only minor handling marks. Mechanics are excellent. Bores are oxidized and with stubborn fowling towards muzzle end. A great tool for spring turkeys! C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (1,500 - 2,000)

Lot 251

SCARCE PARKER BROS. PH GRADE 10

GAUGE WITH

STEEL BARRELS - SN. 216099. Made with 32” Parker Special Steel bbls, 2-7/8” chambers, on a #3 frame that have matted concave top rib with small bone front bead and rib legend “PARKER BROS. MAKERS MERIDEN CT USA. PARKER STEEL”. Flats with unstruck bbl weight of 5lbs. 7oz. Splinter forend checkered in diamond pattern with lightly engraved Deeley latch release and steel tip. Receiver with light flourishes of scroll and engraved “Parker Bros.” on sides. Gun made with double triggers, extractors, and auto safety. Capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist, has nickel shield near toe and terminates with an aging “Jostam” brand pad. WEIGHT: 9lbs. 11oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .035(Rt) .037(L). Bore Diameter: .786(Rt) .796(L). Bore Restriction: .033(Rt) .052(L).

DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-5/8”. LOP: 14”. CONDITION: Very Good. Bbls retain nearly all of a competent rust blue with some areas of very light pinprick pitting at muzzle and a pit or two here or there at grip area. Forearm is sound and very good with evidence of an old refinish, but not sanded. Receiver has toned to a pleasing gun metal gray with no losses to engraving and some light spotting. Buttstock is very good with beginning grain separation behind top tang, a hint of filler around trigger guard tang, and retains most of its older restored hand rubbed finish overall with minor handling marks. Pad is collapsing but still supple. Mechanics are fine. Bores with a few scattered patches of pitting. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (2,500 - 4,500)

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Lot 252

RARE

ORIGINAL PARKER BROS 12 GAUGE TRY

GUN SOLD BY A.W. DUBRAY - SN. 171262. VH Grade gun made on a #2 frame with 32” Vulcan Steel bbls, 2-1/2” chambers, that have matted top rib with usual rib legend and steel front bead. Checkered splinter forend with zig zag border engraved Deeley latch release and steel tip. Receiver is zig zag border engraved and also engraved “PARKER BROS.” on sides. Made with double triggers, extractors, no safety. Fascinating “try gun” stock with adjustments for each and every measurement and angle that can be accommodated by Parker Bros. These guns were used by Parker Bros. to measure clients for custom dimensions and were given to their retailers to use to help sell more Parker shotguns. They are rarely found and usually found in rough condition when they are found. This exact gun is listed on a

cache of paperwork found in the A.W. DuBray estate and identifies the gun as found today having been sold by DuBray 8/1910 for $37.50 net.

WEIGHT: 8lbs. 9oz. Bore Diameter: .732(Both). Bore Restriction: .040(Rt) .042(L). CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain about 90% of their original blue with some spotting towards right muzzle on top of right tube. Receiver retains about 35% of its original case color. Stocks are excellent and sound and retain most of their factory finish with minor wear and handling marks. Buttplate is original and uncracked. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are fine. A very rare Parker and a must have for any serious Parker Collector! C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (5,000 - 8,000)

Lot 253

UNUSUAL PARKER PH GRADE 12 GAUGE TRY

GUN - SN. 101441. Made in 1901 on a #2 frame, 2-3/4” chambers, with 30” twist bbls that have small steel front bead. Watertable with patent info and unstruck bbl weight of 4lbs. 4oz. Splinter forend is diamond pattern checkered with lightly engraved Deeley latch release and steel tip. Casehardened action, now blued, is lightly engraved in early “PH” pattern. Buttstock has been period customized, perhaps by a retailer or a shooting school to mimic a Try Gun and has comb and butt adjustments. Buttstock is a capped pistol grip with point pattern checkering and now has a steel butt which can be adjusted. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 8oz. Min. Wall

Thickness: .030(Both). Bore Diameter: .729(Both). Bore Restriction: .040(Both). CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbls and frame have been blued. Forend is very good with fine checkering and iron has been blued. Custom adjustable buttstock is very good with two pins towards head and very minor losses at top tang. Screw heads show some marring. Action is tight. Bores are mostly bright with some fowling and beginning orange peel. Overall, this is an interesting gun that surely would share some interesting stories if it could talk! C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (2,000 - 3,000)

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Lot 255

PARKER VH GRADE 28 GAUGE SHOTGUN - SN. 165247. Made on a “00” frame with 28” Vulcan Steel bbls, 2/12” chambers, that have matted concave top rib with small steel mid and brass front bead. Usual rib legend. Beavertail forend checkered in point pattern with zig zag border engraved release and has proper reinforcement bolt at muzzle end. Casehardened receiver is zig zag border engraved and “Parker Bros” on sides. Gun has Miller SST with rocker selector, extractors. DelGrego made straight grip buttstock is of flame grained American Walnut, checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a checkered butt. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 1oz. DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-9/16”. LOP: 14”. CONDITION: Fair to poor as

earlier refurbished and in need of restoration. Bbls retain most of their Del Grego refurbished blue, there is a significant bulge 3-4” from the left muzzle on bottom and patchy roughness at breech ends. Forend is good with finish beginning to flake, color nearly all present on iron. Receiver is mostly good, top tang with serious pitting and losses to both metal and wood. Trigger guard with heavy pitting and loss, missing front screw. Buttstock finish is chipping and flaking and in need of restoration. A worthy candidate for restoration. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (2,000 - 3,000)

Lot 256

RARE PARKER VHE 10 GAUGE - SN. 233970. Very rare gun with only 20 steel barreled V grade 10 gauges made in total and just 17 in this configuration. Made with 32” Vulcan Steel bbls, 3” chambers, that have matted concave top rib with twin white beads and usual rib legend. Made on a #3 frame with impressive unstruck bbl weight of 5lbs. 3oz. Custom Del Grego made beavertail forend with Deeley latch release and proper reinforcement bolt at muzzle end. Receiver is zig zag border engraved and engraved “PARKER BROS.” on sides. Gun with Miller SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety, trigger selector in safety. Custom capped pistol grip buttstock by Del Grego is a proper near identical to factory butt stock checkered in point pattern through the wrist, has small nickel shield near toe and terminates with a modern Hawkins brand ventilated pad. WEIGHT: 9lbs. 13oz. Min.

Wall Thickness: .026(Rt) .035(L). Bore Diameter: .781(Both). Bore Restriction: .029(Rt) .039(L). DAC: 1-9/16”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: 14-5/16”. CONDITION: Very good as refurbished. Bbls with a bit more than half of their refurbished blue having suffered from poor storage they show freckling on tops and rib. Custom Del Grego forearm is excellent with most of its custom finish. Cyanide casehardened receiver with some freckling on top retains about half its Del Grego cyanide color. Trigger guard with nearly all of its Del Grego refurbished blue. Buttstock is excellent with minor handling marks and impressions. Bores are generally bright and shiny with a dent in left tube in need of some attention. Mechanics are excellent. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (2,500 - 4,000)

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Lot 257

SCARCE 1/2 FRAME LATE PRODUCTION PARKER

VHE 12 GAUGE GAME GUN - SN. 240636. Made on a very rare 1/2 frame with 28” Vulcan Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have matted concave top rib with usual late bbl legend. Rear bbl lug stamped “12” and “1/2” and flats with unstruck bbl weight of 3lbs. 9oz. Custom splinter forend checkered in point pattern with engraved Deeley release and unengraved steel tip. Casehardened action is zig zag border engraved and engraved “PARKER” on bottom. Gun made with Parker SST, auto ejectors, non-auto safety. Capped full pistol grip buttstock is of lightly figured American Walnut, has small nickel shield near toe and terminates with its original “PARKER” Dogs head buttplate. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 1oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .025(Rt) .026(L). Bore Diameter: .732(Rt) .730(L).

Bore Restriction: .034(Rt) .038(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-5/8”. LOP: 14-1/2”. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain about 97% of a period of use restored blue which is toning. Custom forend is very good and retains most of its custom finish. Receiver is excellent and original and retains better than 1/2 of its original case color. Buttstock is excellent with minor handling marks and retains about 90% of its original finish and is sound with excellent original checkering. Buttplate is excellent. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. Trigger works well and ejectors are in time. These 1/2 frame guns are hard to find and this is a respectable example. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (2,500 - 4,000)

Lot 258

SCARCE SKEET CONFIGURED PARKER VHE 12

GAUGE SHOTGUN - SN. 240847. Made on a 1-1/2 Frame in 1941, a rather scarce configuration. Made with 26” Vulcan Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, rib does not have a bbl rib inscription (proper for this late production) with twin ivory beads. Bbl flats marked with Remington Date code “KK3” (May 1941), unstruck bbl weight of 3lbs. 10oz, and “SKEET IN /SKEET OUT” with Parker Overload proof marks. Beavertail forend with three point checkering pattern, proper reinforcement bolt at muzzle end zig zag border engraved Deeley latch release. Casehardened action with zig zag border engraving pattern and engraved “PARKER” on bottom. Original Parker SST, auto ejectors, non-auto safety. Nicely figured straight grip American Walnut buttstock checkered in two point pattern through the wrist with long tang trigger guard. Engraved nickel shield near toe “C.P.H. 3rd” and the butt terminates with a proper late Remington “Parker” Dogs Head buttplate. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 7oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .028(Rt)

.024(L). Bore Diameter: .733(Rt) .732(L). Bore Restriction: .013(Rt) .007(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-5/8”. LOP: 14-1/8”(from rear position SST). CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain about 90%+ toning original bbl blue. There is some thinning towards muzzle and one small repaired dent in left tube 1” back from the muzzle on the left side. Bores are bright and shiny. Forearm is very good, checkering is fine, with a sliver repair on right side muzzle end, otherwise sound with about 90% of its original finish. Buttstock is excellent with beginning grain separation behind top tang and scattered handling marks, finish is drying and remains about 90% present. Trigger guard retains about 1/2 of its original blue. Action retains about 60% of its period Remington casehardening. Mechanics are fine, ejectors are in time and gun is tight and sound.C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (2,500 - 4,000)

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Lot 259

PARKER VHE 20 GAUGE - SN.155432. Made in 1910 on a “0” frame with 26” Vulcan Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have unusual hand engraved matted concave top rib with twin ivories. Made with splinter forend which has Deeley latch release and unengraved steel tip. Casehardened receiver is zig zag border engraved. Gun has Miller SST, auto ejectors, non-auto safety. The custom capped pistol grip buttstock is of flame grained American Walnut with large nickel oval near toe and terminates with a reproduction Parker DHBP. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 10oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .028(Both). Bore Diameter: .619(Rt) .618(L). Bore Restriction: .005(Rt) .009(L). DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 2-3/8”. LOP:

14-1/4”. CONDITION: Excellent as restored and reassembled. The gun appears to be an amalgamation of original Parker parts with the forend iron having contemporary matching serial number. Bbl with excellent restored blue and rib matting is hand engraved as is rib legend to match the gun. Receiver shows factory type restored case color. Buttstock appears to be a later era Remington product and is excellent, sound and retains nearly all of its factory type finish. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are fine. Trigger works well. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (2,500 - 3,500)

Lot 260

PARKER TROJAN GRADE 20 GAUGE

SHOTGUN - SN. 233046. Made on a “0” frame with 28” Trojan Steel bbls, 2-1/2” chambers, that have matted concave top rib, steel front bead. Flats with Parker proof and unstruck bbl weight of 3lbs. 4oz. Splinter forend checkered in diamond pattern at center. Casehardened frame is unengraved with “Parker Bros” on sides. Made with double triggers, extractors, auto safety. Flat knob pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with the original lined buttplate.

WEIGHT: 6lbs. 5oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .030(Both). Bore Diameter: .616(Both). Bore Restriction: .021(Rt) .026(L). DAC: 1-3/4”. DAH:

2-7/8”. LOP: 14”. CONDITION: Very good and all original. Bbls retain about 90% of their original blue. Buttstock and forearm are sound and retain about 90% of their original finish with some thinning at comb and carry point on forearm, but sound and excellent overall with only minor handling marks and a beginning loss on knob. Receiver retains about 35% original case color, balance toned nicely. There is a dent in each bbl tube that should be easily removed, otherwise bbls are excellent with bright shiny bores. Mechanics are crisp and the gun is tight. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (2,000 - 3,000)

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SCARCE PARKER VHE 12 GAUGE SKEET CONFIGURED SHOTGUN - SN 238,974. Made on a 1-1/2 Frame with 26” Vulcan Steel barrels, 2-3/4” chambers, that have matted concave top rib with white mid and fluorescent orange front beads. Usual rib legend. Water table with “SKEET IN/SKEET OUT” choke marks and unstruck bbl weight of 3lbs 7oz. Reinforced forend lug. Original beavertail forend checkered in point pattern with proper reinforcement lug at muzzle end and has Deeley latch release. Nickel plated zig zag border engraved boxlock action with “PARKER” on bottom of frame. Gun made with Parker SST, auto ejectors, auto safety. Buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist, has small brass shield near toe and terminates with a white lined waffle pad. Long tang trigger guard with SN at tang. WEIGHT: 7lbs 2oz. Bore Diameter: .733(rt) .729(L). Bore Restriction: .004(RT) .002(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: 13-1/2”. CONDITION: Very good as period refurbished. Brls with about 95% refurbished blue. Other metal parts have been nickel plated during their period of use and retain about 95% of that finish. Stocks have been sanded with minor grain separations having been repaired and some new ones forming are refinished and retain about 90% of their custom finish with subsequent handling marks. Bores are mostly bright. Mechanics are functioning. A fairly scarce Parker. (2,000 - 3,000)

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Lot 260B

CUSTOM PARKER DH 12 GAUGE MADE FOR MAGNUM SHOOTING - SN. 131,191. Made on a #2 Frame originally with 30” Damascus bbls that have now been sleeved with 28” fluid steel barrels which have original rib and water table marked for “3 “ Mag”. Original splinter forend with engraved Deeley latch release and steel tip is checkered in standard DH pattern. Case hardened frame engraved in standard DH Grade pattern of the era. Gun made with extractors, double triggers, auto safety. Capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist, has original grip cap, small nickel oval near toe and terminates with an ill fitting replacement buttplate. WEIGHT: 7lbs 8oz. Bore Diameter: .728(rt) .728(L). Bore restrictions: .020(rt) .031(L). DAC: 1-3/4” DAH: 2-1/2” LOP. 13-1/2”. CONDITION: Very good as period refurbished and customized. Barrels and frame retain nearly all of their Del Grego restored finishes. Stocks are very good as restored with subsequent handling marks. Buttplate is in need of sizing as it is oversized. Mechanics are functional. Bores are bright. (1,250 - 1,750)

Lot 260C

SCARCE PARKER BROS. SC GRADE 12 GAUGE BARRELS WITH

ORIGINAL FOREND - SN. 177288. 30” Acme Steel barrel with raised matted ventilated rib that has twin white beads. Original large forend with case hardened engraved Deeley latch release and irons. Brl lug and forend iron with “2” stamp indicating this orphan barrel as a second set to an existing gun. 2-3/4” Chamber. Barrel measurement: .729. Bore restriction: .027. CONDITION: Excellent and original. Retains more than 95% original blue on barrel and most all of the original color on forend. Wood is excellent to near mint with only very minor handling marks. Original strike marks on breech face. (750 - 1,250)

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Lot 261

VERY UNUSUAL PARKER TROJAN 16 GAUGE

FACTORY TWO BARREL SET - SN. 234655. Made on a #1 frame with 2 sets of bbls, one 26” with 2-3/4” chambers and one in 28” with 2-1/2” chambers, both with matted concave top ribs with usual rib legend and twin ivory beads. Both sets have wood friction snap on forend with diamond pattern checkering. Gun made with extractors, double triggers (now has Miller SST) and non-auto safety. Flat knob pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern and terminates with a Hawkin’s brand pad and has three 1/4” spacers at butt. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 11oz. BBL SET 1.) Min. Wall Thickness: .025(Both). Bore Diameter: .667(Rt) .665(L). Bore Restriction: .025(Rt) .033(L). BBL SET 2.) Min. Wall Thickness:

.025(Both). Bore Diameter: .664(Both). Bore Restriction: .007(Rt) .018(L). CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain about 90% of their original blue with some areas of thinning. Bbl Set 2 with ping on bottom of left tube 6” ahead of forearm, and both bbl sets missing front bead. Receiver retains about 40% original case color. Trigger guard has toned. Stocks are very good with beginning losses at forend tips and retain about 85% of their thinning original finish. Bores are bright and shiny. Gun is tight and trigger appears to work well. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (1,750 - 2,500)

Lot 262

SCARCE PARKER REPRODUCTIONS DHE 12

GA STEEL SHOT SPECIAL - SN 12SS-00132. Cal. 12 Ga.

This is one of the original 360 Steel Shot Specials with the “12SS” serial number prefix. 28” bbls w/ matted concave game rib and single brass sighting bead, 3”cham and larger diameter bores and Imp Cyl/Mod chokes designed to pattern non-toxic and lead loads interchangeably. Single selective trigger, auto ejectors. Case colored boxlock ejector action is engraved in a traditional D-grade game scene pattern w/ “PARKER” engraved at the hinge pin. Mounted

in beautiful dark streaked and finely checkered English walnut w/ capped pistol grip stock, vacant initial oval skeleton steel buttplate. DAC: 1-1/2”; DAH 2-1/2”; LOP 14-1/4”. Accompanied by a Maker’s leather trunk case w/cover and factory box. CONDITION: Excellent. Appears to be As New condition, perhaps unfired. Case and box are excellent. MODERN.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (3,000 - 5,000)

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Lot 263

SCARCE PARKER REPRODUCTION

DHE 20 GAUGE TWO BBL

SET WITH

CASE - SN. 20-03386. Made on a 0 frame with two sets of bbls. Bbl Set 1.) 28” with mod/full chokes and 3” chambers, checkered splintered forend and bbls have small brass front bead. Bbl Set 2.) 26” long choked imp./ cly/mod 2-3/4” chambers and small brass front bead. Casehardened boxlock action engraved in standard in DHE Repro pattern. Gun made with SST, auto ejectors and auto safety. The straight grip buttstock with carved teardrop behind action has large brass oval in toe line and terminates with its original engraved and blued skeleton buttplate. Housed in its original brown leather with green felt interior Parker Repo 2 bbl set case with keys and snap caps. WEIGHT: 6lbs 10oz.(with 28” bbls). DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 2”. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Excellent as field used. Retaining more than 95% original blued on both bbl sets and more than 95% of its original color which is thinning at high points. Stocks are excellent and sound with handling marks and impressions on left side of butt and on comb. Checkering remains crisp. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. Case is excellent with minor rub marks. MODERN. (3,500 - 5,500)

Lot 264 FINE PARKER REPRODUCTION DHE GRADE 12 GAUGE TWO BBL SET WITH

CASE - SN. 12-01221. Made on a 1-1/2 frame with two sets of bbls. Bbl Set 1.) 28” with imp. cyl./mod. chokes and 3” chambers, checkered splintered forend and bbls have small brass front bead. Bbl Set 2.) 26” long choked Q1/ Q2 3” chambers and small brass front bead. Casehardened boxlock action engraved in standard in DHE Repro pattern. Gun made with SST, auto ejectors and auto safety. The capped pistol gripped buttstock with carved teardrop behind action has large brass oval in toe line and terminates with its original engraved and blued skeleton buttplate. Housed in its original brown leather with green felt interior Parker Repo 2 bbl set case with keys and snap caps. WEIGHT: 7lbs 2oz.(with 28” bbls). DAC: 1-1/4”. DAH: 2”. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Very good to excellent as field used. Bbls retain about 95% of their original blued with beginning losses at grip area and light handling marks. Receiver with about 65% of its fragile original color remaining. Stocks are sound with scattered handling marks and impressions showing typical moderate field use. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Case is very good with minor rub marks in felt and craquelure to leather exterior. MODERN. (2,000 - 3,000)

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Lot 264A

RARE

AND DESIRABLE PARKER REPRODUCTIONS DHE

GRADE 28GA SHOTGUN WITH CASESN. 28-03914. Perhaps the most desired configuration – this one made on a “00” Frame with 26” “Q1/Q2” choked barrels, 2-3/4” chambers. Made with original checkered beavertail forend with case hardened engraved Deeley latch release. Casehardened boxlock action engraved in standard DHE pattern. Gun made with double triggers, auto ejectors, auto safety. Mounted with a very nice piece of highly figured Claro Walnut, capped pistol grip, and original blued and engraved skeleton buttplate. Gun is housed in its original Emmebi brand case with canvas cover. WEIGHT: 5lbs 12oz. DAC: 1-1/4”. DAH: 2-1/8”. LOP: 14-3/4”. CONDITION: Extremely fine and near mint. Retains nearly all original finishes to wood and metal surfaces with only very minor handling marks. Gun appears factory test fired only. Case is excellent to near mint with only minor rubs. This is one of the very hardest configurations to find in the 28ga and certainly one of the most desired by collectors and shooters alike.

(4,000 - 6,000)

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Lot 264B

VERY FINE CSMC “RBL’ MODEL 28GA SHOTGUN WITH CASE - SN. RBL003607. Made with 28” brl, 2-3/4” chambers, that has concave top rib w/ small brass front bead. Tops of brl w/ usual markings and small wedge of scroll on rib at breech end. Checkered splinter forend with Anson type pushbutton release. Rounded body boxlock action engraved in standard 28ga RBL pattern with Setter on left, Pointer on right, Quail on bottom all surrounded by fine scroll engraving. Gun with gold plated SST, Auto ejectors, & auto safety. Optional blued double rolled edge long tang trigger guard. Mounted with a beautiful XXX piece of flame figured American Walnut which terminates with its original lined HRBP. Housed in its original yellow canvas and brown leather RBL case with accessories. WEIGHT: 5lbs 12oz. Bore Restrictions: Marked Modified/Full. DAC: 1-1/4”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 14-1/2”.

CONDITION: Near mint and appears factory test fired only. Retains virtually all original finishes throughout. Mechanics are crisp. Case is very good with minor rub marks. Accessories appear unused. These are excellent dynamic guns. (3,000 - 5,000)

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Lot 265

VERY RARE ITHACA GUN CO. GRADE 4E 10

GAUGE MAGNUM - SN. 500129. Made with 34” bbls with raised, tapered matted solid rib, with single brass sighting bead, 3-1/2” chambers. Gun made with gold double triggers and auto ejectors. Usual Grade 4 engraving with bold floral scroll with shaded background, “ITHACA GUN CO.” and flying duck on left side, pheasant with ”ITHACA, N.Y.” on right and stippled top of receiver with cocking indicators. Mounted with highly figured flame grained American Walnut, with checkered side panels, fleur-de-lis checkered straight grip, gold initial shield and Hawkin’s recoil pad. Checkered splinter forend with ebony tip insert. An interesting note, there is the number “1000” stamped on both bbl flats and watertable. WEIGHT: 12lbs. 0oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .060(Rt) .063(L). Bore Diameter:

.770(Both). Bore Restriction: .043(Rt) .045(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/8”. LOP: 15”. CONDITION: Extremely fine as restored. Bbls retain virtually all of a fine factory quality blue. Receiver has virtually all of a fine factory quality restored case-colored finish. Wood is sound with minor hairline behind top tang, slightly worn checkering, a few nicks and dings and a restored oil finish. Forend is sound with a couple of grain cracks between checkering and iron, checkering is slightly worn and carries a hand-worn patina finish. Mechanics are good with auto safety, slightly sluggish cocking indicators, strong ejectors with nice bright shiny bores. Forend latch screw needs tightening. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection (2,500 - 4,500)

Lot 266

ITHACA NID MODEL GRADE 3E 12 GAUGE

SHOTGUN - SN. 453765. Made with 30” “Best” fluid steel bbls that have concave matted top rib, small brass front bead, 2-3/4” chambers. Polished flats with SN and “3” stamp. Splinter forend is checkered in point pattern with engraved Deeley latch release and triangular ebony tip. Casehardened boxlock action engraved with woodcock on left, goose on bottom and quail on right surrounded by open shaded floral scroll. Gun made with auto ejectors, Miller single trigger, non-auto safety. Point pattern and flowing wave checkered capped pistol grip butt is of nicely figured American Walnut and terminates with a modern replacement Silver’s type pad. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 12oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .032(Both). Bore Diameter:

.731(Rt) .732(L). Bore Restriction: .011(Rt) .019(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-3/4”. LOP: 14”. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain about 95% of their original blue. Action retains about 40% of its original case color. Trigger guard retains 1/2 of its original blue. Stocks are very good with finish added, checkering beginning to thin. Pad is a replacement. Mechanics are very good. Trigger works well. Gun is tight and sound. With the Ithaca records now being available to collectors through the Cody Firearms Museum these guns have gained a great deal of new interest. C&R. (2,500 - 3,500)

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engraving. Bbls Set 2 same as set number 1 except with small brass front bead. Both bbl sets with SN, grade designation, 3-1/2” chamber stamp and “4” choke markings on bbl flats. Splinter forearm for bbl set 1 checkered in point pattern with triangular ebony tip has unengraved blued Deeley latch release and light engraved blued irons. Splinter forearm for bbl set 2 checkered in point pattern with triangular ebony tip and is a friction type forend with blued iron. Both sets with matching SN stamped. Casehardened boxlock receiver with zig zag border pattern engraving. Blued trigger guard with wave panel at bow. Top of receiver is stippled ahead of the top tang. Gun made with Miller SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Safety slide is a custom replacement of the period. Lightly figured capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in 3 point pattern through the wrist and terminates with an aging Hawkin’s brand ventilated pad. BBL SET 1.) Weight: 11lbs. 7oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .070(Both).

is excellent with restored finish and checkering chased long ago. There is a tiny loss at the breech end on right side of forearm escutcheon otherwise it is sound and excellent. Forearm from Bbl Set 2 is original with thinning finish and impressions throughout. Receiver with 70-80% of its beautiful original rainbow case colors remaining. Trigger guard with more than 60% of its original blue. Buttstock is very good with a light beginning grain separation at top of right side contact point at frame, otherwise sound and retains most of its original finish with some finish added for preservation. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are fine. This is the only numbers matching 2 bbl set NID magnum this cataloger can recall. A very rare gun! C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (3,500 - 5,500)

ebony tip with blued line wave engraved iron. Casehardened boxlock receiver with zig zag border engraving pattern. Gun made with single non-selective trigger, extractors and non-auto safety. Capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in three point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a replacement with aging Hawkin’s brand ventilated pad and has and extra 1/4” black spacer at butt. WEIGHT: 10lbs. 12oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .070(Rt) .066(L). Bore Diameter: .774(Both). Bore Restriction:

original blue. Buttstock appears sound with scattered handling marks and impressions and retains about 70% of its original finish with finish added for preservation and some subsequent drying and crazing. Pad is an aging replacement. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are fine. These are rare guns in very hard to find in original condition and configuration. C&R

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (2,500 - 4,000)

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Lot 269

SCARCE ITHACA FIELD GRADE NID MODEL

10 GAUGE MAGNUM - SN. 500719. Made with 32” Fluid steel bbls, factory original 3-1/2” chambers, that have matted concave rib with small brass front bead. Tops of bbls stamped “New Ithaca Field Grade” on right and “Ithaca Gun Co. Ithaca NY” on left. Blued bbl flats with SN, chamber marking, and “4” on each side indicating full choke, as well as “F” (Field) grade designation. Splinter forend checkered in point pattern with triangular ebony tip, blued iron. Casehardened boxlock action is zig zag border engraved, stippled on top of action. Gun made with double triggers, extractors, and auto safety. Capped pistol grip buttstock is checkered in 3 point pattern and terminates with its original lined hard rubber buttplate. WEIGHT: 11lbs. 4oz. Min. Wall Thickness: over .035(Both). Bore Diameter: .774(Both).

Bore Restriction: .042(Rt) .047(L). DAC: 1-11/16”. DAH: 2-9/16”. LOP: 14-1/8”. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain about 95% of their original blue. Forend is sound with minor impressions and nice checkering. Receiver retains 60-70% of its nice original rainbow case color. Buttstock is very good with minor handling marks and retains more than 90% of its original finish with some added for preservation. Grip cap is a poor fitting replacement and should be made right (a very easy fix). Pad is aging. Bores are bright and shiny. Triggers with heavy pull, but mechanics work well. Easily one of the nicer examples of this very collectible model this cataloger has examined. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (2,500 - 4,000)

Lot 270

SCARCE ITHACA FIELD GRADE NID MODEL

10 GAUGE MAGNUM SHOTGUN - SN. 500599. Made with 32” fluid steel bbls, 3-1/2” chambers, that have matted concave top rib and small brass front bead. Bbl flats with SN, “F” grade designation and stamped “3-1/2 CHAMBERS”. Splinter forend checkered in point pattern with triangular ebony tip with blued Deeley latch release. Casehardened boxlock receiver with zig zag border engraving pattern. Gun made with Miller SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in three point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a replacement Pachmayr white lined pad. WEIGHT: 10lbs. 13oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .060(Both). Bore Diameter: .782(Rt) .777(L). Bore Restriction: .020(Rt) .046L). DAC: 1-9/16”. DAH:

2-3/8”. LOP: 13-1/2”. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls with more than 95% of an older restored blue. Forearm is very good and retains most of an older restored finish with some light handling marks. Receiver with a bit more than half of its light case color remaining. Trigger guard has been reblued. Buttstock is very good with scattered handling marks and impressions. There is a small chip on top right side and beginning loss on right side of top tang otherwise sound and retains most of an older restored finish. Bores are bright and shiny with some stubborn fowling ahead of chambers which will clean out. Mechanics are very good. Gun is tight. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (2,000 - 3,000)

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with zig zag border pattern and shaded leaf engraving with makers name in elongated oval on sides. Gun made with single non-selective trigger, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Blued trigger guard with zig zag border and shaded ellipse pattern on bow. The capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist terminates with what appears to be its original Hawkin’s brand pad is of nicely flame figured American Walnut.

WEIGHT: 10lbs. 8oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .060(Both). Bore Diameter:

older restored finish and has two tiny beginning grain separations emanating from the back of the top tang. Mechanics are fine. Bores are bright and shiny. This is a rare optioned gun that brought many years of satisfaction to Mr. Hunter. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (1,500 - 2,500)

pattern. Replacement buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist has capped pistol grip and terminates with Pachmayr Whiteline pad. WEIGHT: 10lbs. 9oz. Bore Diameter: .773(Both). Bore Restriction: .042(Rt) .043(L). DAC: 1-9/16”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: 14-1/8”.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (1,250 - 1,750)

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Lot 273

VERY RARE ITHACA GUN CO. 12 GAUGE FIELD

GRADE “MAGNUM” - SN. 500519. Made with 30” Best Fluid Steel bbls, 3” chambers, that have matted concave top rib, twin ivory beads, and tops of bbls marked “NEW ITHACA FIELD GRADE / ITHACA GUN CO. ITHACA, NY.” Slim Splinter forend with blued latch release and triangular ebony tip is checkered in point pattern. Casehardened boxlock action with zig zag border pattern engraving. Gun made with auto ejectors, Miller SST, auto safety. Capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with an aging replacement Hawkin’s brand pad. Gun has had Briley choke tubes installed in bbls. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 7oz. Min.

Wall Thickness: .035(Both). Bore Diameter: .735(Both). DAC: 1-9/16”. DAH: 2-5/8”. LOP: 14-1/2”. CONDITION: Excellent as period modified. Bbls retain about 95% of an older restored blue. Forend and buttstock are very good with minor handling marks and retain most of an older restored finish, there are minor losses at bottom of frame contact points. Frame retains about 1/2 of its light original case color. Briley choke tubes installed. The 12 Gauge 3” NID Mag’s are extraordinarily rare and this is only the 2nd this cataloger has seen in 35 years.C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (2,500 - 3,500)

Lot 274

SCARCE ITHACA NID MODEL FIELD GRADE 410

GAUGE - SN. 464831. Made with 26” fluid steel bbls that have matted concave top rib with brass front bead. Bbl flats with SN, “3 chambers” and choke markings. Splinter forend with lightly engraved Deeley latch release is checkered in point pattern with small ebony tip. Casehardened boxlock action with wave border engraving. Gun made with auto ejectors, Miller SST, and auto safety. Capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a replacement lined composition buttplate. WEIGHT: 4lbs. 13oz. Bore Diameter: .420(Rt) .416(L). Bore Restriction: .014(Rt) .026(L).

DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-5/8”. LOP: 13-3/4”. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain about 90-95% of their toning original blue. Forearm is very good with minor edge losses and finish added for preservation. Receiver retains about 80% of its refurbished case color. Buttstock is very good with minor handling marks and retains nearly all of an older restored finish. Buttplate is a replacement as noted above. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are fine. Trigger works well. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (2,500 - 3,500)

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Lot 275

ITHACA FLUES MODEL GRADE 2 12 GAUGE - SN. 385385. Made with 28” fluid steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, with flat matted top rib and small brass front bead. Bbl flats with SN, Grade 2 marking and marked “2” & “4” choke markings at front of flat. Splinter forearm is point pattern checkered with triangular ebony tip. Boxlock action with woodcock on left, quail on right and light floral scroll engraving. Gun made with double triggers, extractors and auto safety. Trigger guard with shaded leaf on bow and SN at tang. Lightly figured walnut buttstock has capped pistol grip is checkered at point pattern and wrist and terminates with its original Ithaca Gun Co. HRBP. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 15oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .033(Rt)

.030(L). Bore Diameter: .732(Rt) .730(L). Bore Restriction: .013 (Rt) .038(L). DAC: 1-3/4”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: 14”. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain about 90% of their original blue with an area or two of touch up. Forend is sound, checkering lightly worn and retains most its original finish with some finish added. Receiver with traces of original color. Buttsock is sound and retains most of what appears to be an older restored finish never having been sanded and having subsequent handling marks and impressions. Bores with beginning orange peel are mostly bright. Mechanics are fine. C&R. (1,500 - 2,000)

Lot 276

SKB MODEL 100 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN - SN. 85110341. Made with 28” Mono-bloc bbls, 3” chambers, that have raised matted rib, large orange front sight. Beavertail forend with Anson type pushbutton release checkered in diamond pattern. Blued and lightly engraved scalloped action boxlock action made with SST, extractors, non-auto safety. Blued trigger guard with light scroll. Capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern with white

lined waffle pad. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 2oz. Bore Restriction: Mod/Full. LOP: 14” CONDITION: Very good. Bbls with freckling on left tube retain about 80% original blue. Stocks are sound and excellent. Receiver retains about 95% original blue. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are fine. A very affordable and usable double. MODERN. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (500 - 800)

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INTRIGUING “EXPERIMENTAL” WINCHESTER

MODEL 21 PIGEON GRADE IN 24 GAUGE - SN. EX29300. Made with 28” Winchester proof steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, matted ventilated top rib with Bradley red front bead. Breech end of bbls with 3” scroll wedges. Bbl flats are nicely engine turned with SN on left flat, right flats stamped “24 GAUGE 2 3/4 IN. CHAM” both flats with Winchester proof stamps. Bottoms of tubes with choke stamps “IMP. CYL./MOD”. Beavertail forend checkered in point pattern towards muzzle end and has triangular ebony insert. Blued and near full scroll engraved iron with roll type release. Forend with scroll relief towards iron and rounded panel towards breech end. Interior of forearm with nicely engine turned and SN stamped in iron and in wood. Flat side receiver w/ water table lightening cuts. Frame is beautifully engraved in Pigeon grade pattern with setter in field scene on left, pointer on right all surrounded by well executed scroll engraving on sides. Bbl fences are nicely oak leaf carved. Trigger plate with near full coverage scroll engraving and large circle game scene panel with two pheasants in field scene. Long tang trigger guard with scroll on bow and bust of setter in great detail and “PIGEON GRADE” inlaid in gold on tang

with scroll engraving. Top of frame with scroll engraving, top tang with wave border punch dot pattern and SN at center. Gun made with gold plated SST, auto ejectors and auto safety. Wood is very highly figured feather crotch walnut with Style-A carving, beavertail forearm and straight stock with checkered butt. Vacant gold oval on toe line. WEIGHT: 6lbs 11oz. Min Wall Thickness: .031(Both). Bore Diameter: .589(Rt) .590(L) . Bore Restriction: .009(Rt) .017(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: 14-3/8”. A search of the Cody Firearms Museum Records revealed no information for this SN. CONDITION: Extremely fine retaining virtually all of its custom finish to both wood and metal surfaces. Bbls with more than 98% of their original blue. Forearm is excellent with crisp checkering and only minor handling marks and impressions. The flat side receiver retains virtually all of its custom blued finish as does the trigger guard. Buttstock is extremely fine with only minor impressions retaining most of its custom finish. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. MODERN. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (7,500 - 12,500)

Lot 277

Lot 278

SPLENDID WINCHESTER MODEL 21 FACTORY CUSTOM SHOP 28 GAUGE UPGRADE - SN. 12302. 28ga 2-3/4” cham. Per Winchester Factory Letter dated Sept 5, 2006; This shotgun began life as a Trap Grade gun ordered by Abercrombie & Fitch Co. in May 1938. It was returned to the factory many times during its service life, the last time on June 4, 1980 from Allen Morris Co in need of a complete overhaul... ‘Order to refinish, rechecker, and repair; New barrel set – 28 ga, 26” WS1/WS2, Matte Rib, Ivory Bead front sight and middle sight, Engrave gun 21-5, Panel in rib “Custom Built by Winchester”, New solid red pad.’ Today the gun remains in the configuration as stated in the letter. 26” bbls, raised matted concave game rib is marked “CUSTOM BUILT BY WINCHESTER”, twin ivory sight beads. “MODEL 21 WINCHESTER 28 GAUGE 2 ¾ CHAM.” marking above left chamber area. Small scroll engraving wedges adorn each barrel at the breech end. Bottom of bbls marked ‘WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL / SKEET” at chambers and “W12302” on flats. Early style tear drop receiver is custom engraved in 21-5 style patterns w/ Pheasant on left, Ruffed Grouse on right, Setter on the bottom all in panels and surrounded by flowing scrollwork. Trigger bow engraved w/ low-tail Setter in scrolls. Pistol grip stock and beavertail forend of fancy feather crotch walnut has Trap-style checkering w/ Winchester hard rubber grip cap and solid Winchester recoil pad. WEIGHT: 7lbs 8oz. Bore Diameter: .550(Both). Bore Restriction: .013(Rt) .012(L). DAC: 1-9/16”. DAH: 2-7/16”. LOP: 14-3/8”. CONDITION: Excellent as upgraded. Gun retains most of its Factory custom finishes with some light assembly marks on the bbls. Wood is sound w/ some very light crazing to the finish which does not distract. Mechanics are crisp. Bright bores. C&R. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. Accompanied by Winchester Factory Letter dated 9/5/2006, CFMR Serial Number search results dated 8/17/2006, Copies of original Final inspection report dated 5/6/1938 and Repair Order documents dated 6/4/1980. (7,500 - 12,500)

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Lot 279

RARE EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 21 28

GAUGE “DELUXE” - SN. 17056. Made with 26” Winchester Proof Steel bbls, 2-7/8” chambers, that have concave matted top rib with steel mid and white front bead. Left tube on side stamped “WINCHESTER - 28 GAUGE / 2-7/8” Chamber”. Bbl flats with SN, Win. Proof stamp, and choke marks ahead of flats “MOD/ MOD”. Beavertail forend with blued roll type release is checkered in kidney bean pattern. Blued unengraved boxlock action with “DELUXE” on trigger plate. Gun made with SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. The nicely flame figured American Walnut flat knob

pistol grip buttstock checkered in two point pattern and terminates with its original checkered butt. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 5oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .036(Rt) .035(L). Bore Diameter: .551(Rt) .557(L). Bore Restriction: .001(Rt) .007(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-3/8”. LOP: 13-3/4”. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain about 95% of their original blue. Action retains about 95% of its original blue, just beginning to tone on bottom. Stocks are mostly sound and excellent with grain separation emanating from foreend iron in to checkering and retain most of their original finish. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. This is a rare and desirable Model 21! C&R. (7,500 - 12,500)

each stamped “SKEET”. Beavertail forearm checkered in point pattern with blued and ungeraved roll type release and irons. Inside of forearm is nicely engine turned. Blued flat side boxlock receiver is unengraved. Watertable and breech face are engine turned. Top tang with SN and “SAFE” in front of safety slide. Gun made with blued SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Blued Steel capped pistol grip buttstock is of beautifully figured flame grained American Walnut and is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with

all of its factory type blued finish. Trigger guard with only very minor edgewear retains all factory type blue. Buttstock with crackling in the factory type gloss finish and a couple of chips in the finish on the right side. Butt is sound and excellent with more than 95% of the custom factory type finish remaining. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. C&R. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (7,500 - 12,500)

Lot 281

SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 21-1 CUSTOM 20

GAUGE 2 BARREL SET - SN. W33139 (1973). Set 1) 28” Winchester Proof Steel with raised matted ventilated rib that have white mid and red Bradley front bead. Top of rib engraved “CUSTOM BUILT BY WINCHESTER FOR G.L. ELLIOTT”. Left tube stamped “MODEL 21 WINCHESTER 20 GAUGE 3 IN CHAM”. Bottom of tubes with choke markings “FULL/FULL”. Engine turned bbl flats with SN and Winchester proof marks. Set 2) 26” as w/ number 1 marked Imp. Cyl/Mod. Both bbls with beavertail forends checkered in point pattern have ebony tip inserts, engraved irons and engine turned interiors. SN on forend iron and wood. Flat side action engraved in 21-1 pattern with light scroll in about 25% coverage. Top tang with SN and “SAFE” in front of the safety slide. Gold plated SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Trigger guard with scroll flourishes on bow and tang. Fancy fiddleback straight grip butt in multi-point pattern w/ checkered side panels, gold oval engraved “GLE ‘’ and terminates w/ Winchester HRBP. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Search document confirming 1973 configuration and return for refresh in 1978 . WEIGHT: 6lbs 9-1/2oz.(with 26” bbls). BBL SET

1.) Min. Wall Thickness: .033(Both). Bore Diameter: .615(Rt) .616(L). Bore Restriction: .009(Rt) .017(L). BBL SET 2.) Min. Wall Thickness .032(Both). Bore Diameter: .615(Both). Bore Restriction: .029 (Rt) .031(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: 14”. CONDITION: Good to very good as field used and having storage issues. Bbl sets with about 80% of their original blue w/ areas of pin pick erosion towards muzzles. Forearms are generally good with pin pick pitting at muzzle end of iron and finish flaking on wood at the knuckle on Bbl Set 1. Receiver with about 90% original blue, flecks of rust on trigger plate having been removed. Buttstock is fair. Stockhead shows some swelling and grain separation on left side. Finish is lifting w/some crazing on butt and checking at heel screw. Buttplate is ill-fitting. Trigger guard with a few flecks of oxidation removed. Bores are mostly bright and shiny. Top lever spring returns slightly right of center. A typical 1973 USRAC Custom Shop gun and a candidate for additional restoration. MODERN.

PROVENANCE: G.L. Elliott; W. W. Goode of Salem, OR,; The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (6,000 - 10,000)

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Lot 282 BEAUTIFUL

HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION

WINCHESTER MODEL 21-1 12 GAUGE - SN. W30287. Made with 28” Winchester Proof Steel bbls, 3” chambers, that have matted concave top rib with steel mid and front beads. Top rib marked “CUSTOM BUILT BY WINCHESTER”. Bbl flats are engine turned with SN and proof marks. Bottom of bbl tubes with choke stamps “MOD/FULL”. Beavertail forend is checkered in point pattern with triangular ebony tip and has lightly scroll engraved blued iron with roll type release. Inside of forearm is beautifully engine turned with SN stamped. Custom shop flat side receiver nicely scroll engraved in typical Grade 1 pattern. Gun made with gold plated SST, auto ejectors and auto safety. Trigger guard with scroll on bow. Full pistol grip buttstock with blued steel cap checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original Winchester HRBP. Buttstock is of nicely flame figured American Walnut. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 2oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .032(Both). Bore Diameter: .728(Both). Bore Restriction: .012(Rt) .039(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP:

14”. CONDITION: Excellent as lightly field used. Bbls with 90-95% of their original blue have areas of losses towards muzzle from poor storage. Forearm is sound and excellent retaining nearly all of its original finish to both wood and metal. Receiver with more than 95% of its fine original blue. There is a tiny flake or two on the trigger plate but overall it remains quite brilliant throughout. Trigger guard with more than 90% original blue showing some loss and flaking from poor storage at front of bow and back of tang. Buttstock is sound excellent with crisp checkering and retains nearly all of its factory original finish with some bubbling on right side of stock towards butt. Buttplate screws show rust from poor storage. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Gun is tight with top lever right of center. A very handsome custom shop 21 worthy of a home with other fine guns. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (5,000 - 8,000)

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Lot 283

SCARCE EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL

21 TWO BARREL SET SKEET GRADE 12

GAUGE - SN. 8705. Made with 26” and 30” Winchester Proof Steel bbls that have low profile raised matted ventilated top rib with small steel mid and large red front bead. 26” set w/2-3/4” chambers, 30” set with 3” chambers. Watertable with SN and bottom of bbl flats with choke stamped “WS-1 / WS-2” on set 1, Full/Full on set 2. Beavertail forend checkered in kidney bean pattern with unengraved blued roll type release. Unengraved blued receiver stamped “SKEET” on bottom of trigger plate. Top of receiver and top lever with matte blue finish, top tang with SN and “SAFE” in front of safety slide. Gun made with SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. The flat knob pistol grip buttstock of nicely figured American Walnut is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original checkered butt.

WEIGHT: 7lbs. 6oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .(Set 1) 028(Rt) .031(L). Bore Diameter: .730(Rt) .729(L). Bore Restriction: -.019(Rt) .010(L). Set 2. Bore Measurement: .729(Rt) .733(L). Bore Restriction: .040(Rt) .043(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 13-3/4”. CONDITION: Excellent as field used. Bbls with about 95% of what appears to be their factory original blue with some light losses at muzzle. Forearm is excellent and sound with about 80% of its original finish. Iron with around half of its original blue. Frame with about 70% of its original blue, toned on trigger plate. Trigger guard with about 70% of its original blue. Buttstock is excellent with scattered impressions and light scratches and retains most of its original finish with some finish added. There is a small chip at the back of the top tang otherwise the butt is sound. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (4,000 - 6,000)

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Lot 284

SCARCE

TWO BARREL SET WINCHESTER

MODEL 21 16 GAUGE FIELD GUN - SN. 7666. Made with two sets of barrels, 1, 26”, brl. Set 2 measuring 28”, both Winchester Proof Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have matted concave top rib with steel mid and large white front bead. Tops of bbls with early Model 21 markings. Bbl flats with SN “WP” proof marks. Bottom of tubes with “CYL. / MOD.” choke markings. Beavertail forend checkered in kidney bean pattern with roll type release has unengraved irons. Blued receiver is unengraved with SN on top tang and “SAFE” in front of safety slide. Gun made with SST, auto ejectors and auto safety. Flat knob pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a Winchester Repeating Arms Co. HRBP. There is a 2” repair at the toe with two pins. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 1oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .029(Rt) .027(L). Bore Diameter: .668(Rt) .672(L). Bore Restriction: .000(Rt) .010(L). BARREL SET 2: Barrel Measurement: .668(Both).

Bore Restriction: .008(Rt) .028(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-3/8”. LOP: 14”. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls with about 70% original blue there is an area ahead of the forearm on the left tube that has cold blue added which is blended in and color matches perfectly. Bbl set 2 is excellent with 95% original blue. Forearm is excellent with more than 90% original finish with minor handling marks and finish thinning at carry point. Action with about 95% of its thinning original blue. Buttstock with repair as noted above is very good retaining most of an older restored finish and shows a tiny beginning grain check behind top tang. Bores are brilliant and shiny in set 1, dirty with beginning orange peel in set 2. Top lever is a bit slugish on the return and ejectors are out of time, right ejector is live. The gun would benefit from a strip and clean. With very minor mechanical repair this will be a great fast handling field gun. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (4,000 - 6,000)

Lot 285

WINCHESTER MODEL 21 12 GAUGE TWO

BARREL SET SHOTGUN - SN. 32058. Made with 26” bbls, 3” chambers, with matted concave top rib with small steel front bead. Bbl set 2 now have choke tubes installed. Watertable with SN and bottom of tubes with mod./full choke markings. Beavertail forend checkered in triangular pattern on sides, diamond pattern at center which has ungraved blued irons. Unengraved blued receiver. SN on top tang and “SAFE” in front of safety slide. Gun made with SST, auto ejectors and auto safety. Flame figured American Walnut buttstock has capped full pistol grip in point pattern checkered through the wrist and terminates with an aging Silver’s pad. Brl set 2 with 2-3/4” chambers, measure 26” and are marked for Imp. Cyl. And Mod Chokes. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 6oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .032(Rt) .034(L). Bore Diameter: .730(Rt) .729(L). DAC: 1-1/2”.

DAH: 2”. LOP: 13-5/8”. CONDITION: Very good as field used and factory refurbished. Bbl set 1 with rerust blue. Choke tubes installed as noted above. Bbls appear to have been shortened when the tubes were added. Bbl set 2 with about 90% original blue and bright shiny bores. Forearm is very good with finish added, checkering beginning to thin and has a grain separation on left side at forearm iron. Action has been properly reblued with more than 90% finish remaining. Trigger guard with more than 80% of it restored blue. Buttstock is excellent as restored with scattered handling marks and light impressions. Bores are mostly bright and shiny. Mechanics are fine though gun is ever so slightly off face. MODERN.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (3,000 - 5,000)

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Lot 286

EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 21 16 GAUGE

CUSTOM UPGRADE - SN. 6917. Made with 26” bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have matted concave top rib with small brass front bead. Bbl flats with SN and proof marks, bottom of tubes with choke markings “IMP.CYL/MOD.”. There are 4 small holes in bottom rib around the lug. Early style original splinter forend checkered in point pattern with blued roller type latch release, SN stamped on inside of forend iron and inside of wood. Custom finished blued receiver with gold inlaid pheasants in mountain scene on left. Large gold inlaid Setter on right pointing quail in rolling hills scenes surrounded by shaded floral scroll engraving in about 40% coverage. Gun made with SST, auto ejectors and auto safety. Nicely figured flame grained American Walnut buttstock has flat

knob grip and is checkered in factory “type 2” point pattern at wrist and terminates with a hardened reproduction Winchester red pad. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 14oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .026(Rt) .028(L). Bore Diameter: .672(Rt) .670(L). Bore Restriction: .015(Rt) .010(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: 14”. CONDITION: Excellent as custom finished and retains more than 97% of its custom finish to all wood and metal surfaces. Bbls with almost black in color higher polish blue. Brilliant, shiny bores. Stocks are excellent with scattered handling marks and light impressions. There are a couple of small beginning grain separations on butt at contact points which will easily remedy. Mechanics are crisp. Ejectors are in time. C&R. (3,500 - 5,500)

Lot 287

SCARCE HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION WINCHESTER

MODEL 21 12 GAUGE “TRAP GRADE SKEET” 2 BARREL

SET - SN. 14463. Made with 26” and 30” Winchester Proof Steel bbls, 26” bbls with 2-3/4” chambers, 30” bbls with 3” chambers, both with raised matted ventilated top rib that have steel mid and red front bead. Bbl flats with SN and proof marks. Beavertail forend checkered in point pattern with blued unengraved irons has SN stamped on inside of iron and wood. Unengraved blued receiver stamped on trigger plate “TRAP/SKEET”. Gun made with blued SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Nicely figured buttstock with checkered side panels is checkered in point pattern through the wrist has long tang trigger guard and terminates with its original checkered butt. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 6oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .028(Rt) .032(L). Bore Diameter: .729(Rt) .727(L). Bore Restriction: .040 (Rt) .025(L). Brl Set 2.: Bore Diameter: .728 (Rt). .727(L). Bore Restriction:

.018(Rt) .037(L). DAC: 1-3/4”. DAH: 2-3/4”. LOP: 13-1/4”. CONDITION: Excellent as lightly field used. Bbls retain more than 95% of their original blue. There is evidence at the muzzle end of the forearm that it may have had a longer BTFE during its period of use as there is light blue loss 1-1/2” in front of the forend on bottom of bbls. Forearm is excellent with very good checkering and retains most of an older restored finish with only light handling marks. Receiver is excellent and retains more than 97% of its original blue. Trigger guard with more than 90% of its original blue. Buttstock is sound and excellent with minor handling marks and retains most of its original finish with some minor finish added for preservation. Mechanics are excellent. Bores are bright and shiny in bbl set 1, there is some orange peel ahead of chambers in set 2. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (3,000 - 5,000)

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Lot 288

BEAUTIFUL EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 21 SKEET GRADE SHOTGUN IN HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION - SN. 14042. Cal. 12 Ga. Made with 28” Winchester proof steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have matted concave top rib with small steel mid bead and red front bead. Bottoms of tubes with “WS-1/WS-2” choke markings. Beavertail forearm with early kidney bean checkering pattern has unengraved blue iron with roll type release. Blued receiver is unengraved and stamped “SKEET” on bottom of trigger plate and has SN under tang. Gun made with SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Lightly figured capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original checkered butt. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 9oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .029(Rt) .030(L). Bore Diameter: .729(Rt) .730(L). Bore Restriction: .005(Rt) .015(L). DAC: 1-9/16”. DAH: 2-7/16”.

LOP: 14-1/8”. CONDITION: Excellent as found and appears all original and untouched. Bbls retain more than 98% of their factory original blue. Action with more than 95% of its deep factory original blue with beginning toning on trigger plate at high points. Forearm and buttstock are excellent and original and retain more than 97% of their original factory finish with scattered minor handling marks and very light impressions. Forearm with very old near invisible repair at muzzle end on top right side. Trigger guard with more than 97% original blue. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. It is very difficult to find a high original condition untouched Model 21 like this one which has great collection provenance. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (2,750 - 4,250)

Lot 289

WINCHESTER MODEL 21 FIELD GRADE 12 GA

SHOTGUN - SN: 30564. Cal. 12 Ga 2-3/4”. Standard field configuration w/ 28” barrels, matted concave game rib and two silver sighting beads. Roll stamped “Model 21- WINCHESTER/TRADE MARK-/12 GAUGE 2 ¾ at left chamber area and marked “WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL - MOD/FULL” on underside. Teardrop style action. Single select trigger, ejectors. Pistol grip stock and beavertail forend of fancy walnut w/standard checkering pattern

and Winchester hard rubber buttplate. WEIGHT: 7lbs 3oz. Min Wall Thickness: .028(Rt) .027(L). Bore Diameter: .728(Both) . Bore Restriction: .015(Rt) .036(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: 14”. CONDITION: Excellent as restored. Gun retains most of its restored finishes with some scattered light pitting on the bbls. Wood is sound w/ very light handling marks to the finish which does not distract. Mechanics are crisp. Bright bores. MODERN.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (2,500 - 3,500)

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Lot 290

SCARCE L.C. SMITH 12 GAUGE MONOGRAM

GRADE - SN. RE106542. Made in 1928 with 28” Whitworth Fluid steel bbls that have raised ventilated and matted top rib with white mid and steel front bead, now has Briley choke tubes installed Breech ends of bbls with wedges of scroll hand engraved “Sir Joseph Whitworth Fluid Compressed Steel” on top of right tube & “Made to Order By the Hunter Arms Co. Inc. Fulton, NY” on top of left. Water Table is nicely engine turned and has hand engraved SN, and “M” grade designation. Case hardened sidelock action is nicely rose and scroll engraved with standing pigeons on left, quail on right surrounded by well cut rose and scroll engraving that covers about 80% of the receiver. Top tang is engraved and has gold “S” in front of checkered slide. Trigger plate with flying geese in marsh scene. Gun has professional custom beavertail forend, Hunter One SST, auto ejectors, non-auto safety. Blued trigger guard with rose and scroll with long tang that extends to grip cap with SN at tang. Custom capped pistol grip buttstock is checkered with fleur-de-lis through the wrist and is of nicely figured American Walnut and terminates with a red Old English pad. Silver inlaid shield at toe line. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 14oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .030(Both). Bore Diameter: .728(Both). Bore Restriction: Briley choke tubes. DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2”. LOP: 14-1/2”. CONDITION: Excellent as modified. Bbls with choke tubes retain most of their restored blue with minor evidence of the rib lifting at the muzzles. Action with about 50% original case color remaining. Custom forend and stock are excellent and retain nearly all of their custom finishes. Gun is mechanically excellent. Mr. Hunter used this gun as a shooter with great success and satisfaction! A hard to find high grade Smith that will surely impress your friends afield. C&R

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (5,000 - 8,000)

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chambers, that have matted concave top rib with twin ivory beads. Engraved “L. C. SMITH CROWN GRADE” on top of right tube and “MADE TO ORDER BY THE HUNTER ARMS CO. FULTON, NY.”

Smalled gold bar at rib extension which is floral and border engraved throughout. There is a ring of engraving at breech and muzzle end along with a 1-3/4” scroll wedge on breech ends. Engine turned bbl flats are stamped with SN and “CE” marking. Original splinter forend is checkered in point pattern with uncheckered diamond at center, has triangular ebony tip with fully scroll engraved banjo escutcheon and roll type release. Interior of forearm with line and scroll engraved iron. Casehardened sidelock receiver with Setters in game scene on left lock Pointers on point on right lock all surrounded by well executed floral scroll and both locks with “L.C. SMITH” in banner. Bbl fences are nicely beaded and scroll engraved. Top of frame with rose bouquets. Top lever with scroll engraving and trademark gold inlaid crown at center. Top tang with light scroll and small gold inlaid “S” in front of safety slide. Bottom of frame with burst of floral scroll. Trigger guard with rose bouquet on bow and light scroll with SN at tang. Gun made. with Hunter One SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Buttstock is a modern custom professionally

WEIGHT: 8lbs. 7oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .029(Rt) .023(L). Bore Diameter: .778(Both). Bore Restriction: .028(Rt) .063(L). DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Excellent as field used with replacement buttstock as noted above. Bbls retain 80-85% of their toning original blue with a small area or two of touch up. Forearm is very good and original with impressions and handling marks scattered throughout. Checkering beginning to thin at carry point and 20% of the original blue remains on the escutcheon. Receiver with crisp engraving retains more than 45% of its nice original case color. Trigger guard is excellent and retains most of an older factory quality restored blue. Custom buttstock is excellent with only minor handling marks and retains most of its custom finish. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics in need of minor attention as second bbl is difficult to cock regardless of which is selected. Gun is tight, sound and on face. C&R.

PROVENANCE: Purchased by Mr. Hunter from Jaeger Custom Gunmakers in November 1988 with receipt. The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (4,000 - 7,000)

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Lot 292

INTERESTING SPECIAL ORDER L.C.

SMITH GRADE 5E 12 GAUGE - SN. 212313. Made with 30” steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have matted concave top rib twin white beads small ring of engraving at muzzle, wedge of scroll towards breech and rib legend hand engraved “MADE TO ORDER BY THE HUNTER ARMS CO. , FULTON, NY.”. Gold bar inlaid on top of rib and hand engraved bbl and rib extension. Custom beavertail foreand is checkered in point pattern and has Schnabel tip. Original forearm iron with banjo shaped roll type release and engraved irons. Interior of forearm hand engraved and SN stamped. Casehardened full sidelock action beautifully engraved in standard Grade 5E pattern with Setters in field scene on left Pointers on right all surrounded by light floral scroll in about 70% coverage. Bbl bolsters are beaded and top of action with rose bouquets and scroll, gold inlaid “S” in front of safety slide. Gun made with Hunter One SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety.

Blued trigger guard with gold inlay on bow as stylized script name Jack Spinul and has SN at tang. Custom stocked in a pretty piece of fiddleback American Walnut with gold capped pistol grip checkering in point pattern through the wrist which extends behind grip cap and terminates with a black Pachmayr white line pad. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 2oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .024(Rt) .026(L). Bore Diameter: .726(Rt) .726(L). Bore Restriction: .020(Rt) .023(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 1-7/8”. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Excellent as refurbished and professionally custom stocked. Bbls retain about 95% of a proper period rust blue. Forearm is excellent and sound. Receiver retains more than 90% of its refurbished case color. Engraving is still with fine detail and does not appear to have been buffed or subsequently recut. Trigger guard retains nearly all of its refurbished blue. Gold inlay is excellent. Custom buttstock is excellent with minor handling and retains most of its custom finish and has beginning grain separations behind both locks. Bore are bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent though gun is just a touch loose at the hinge. C&R.

PROVENANCE: L.C. Smith Collection of C. Dean Rasmussen. (3,000 - 4,500)

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Lot 293

FINE HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION L.C. SMITH

SPECIALTY 12 GAUGE WITH CASE - SN. FWE110806.

Made with 28” fluid steel bbls with 2-3/4” chambers, Matted concave top rib with small front bead. Light wave scroll engraving on breech end and tops of bbls with usual maker and grade stampings. Watertable with SN and “S” grade designation. Splintered forearm checkered in point pattern with banjo roll type release and triangular ebony tip. Case hardened and engraved iron. Full side lock action with duck in marsh scene on right quail in grass on left surrounded by open scroll engraving. Gun made with Hunter 1 SST, auto ejectors and non auto safety. Blued trigger guard with burst of scroll on bow and SN at tang. Nicely figured capped pistol gripped buttstock point checkered pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original HRBP. Housed in a light brown full leather case with brass fixtures and maroon felt interior.

WEIGHT: 7lbs. 6oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .025(Rt) .028(L). Bore Diameter: .732(Rt) .733(L). Bore Restriction: .011(Rt) .038(L). DAC:

1-3/4”. DAH: 2-5/8”. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Excellent and collector quality. Bbls with about 95% of their toning plum brown original blue. Receiver retains more than 90% of its original case color and is toning at carry point. Forearm is excellent with fine checkering. There is a small beginning grain separation on the left side at the iron otherwise it is sound and the escutcheon retains nearly all of its original blue. Trigger guard retains nearly all of its original blue. Buttstock is excellent and sound with scattered minor light handling marks and retains most of its original finish with an area or two of added finish for preservation. Breech ends of bbls still retain original polish marks, an indication that this a very lightly used high original condition Smith. Bores are bright and shiny with just a touch of stubborn fowling ahead of chambers that will clean to perfect. Case is excellent with minor rubs. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The C. Dean Rasmussen Collection. (2,500 - 3,500)

Lot 294

SCARCE EARLY SYRACUSE NY L.C. SMITH

12 GAUGE GRADE 4 ENGRAVED BY JACOB

GLAHN - SN. 19955. Made with 30” fine Damascus Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have large white front bead. Tops of bbls at breech end are engraved “L.C. SMITH, MAKER SYRACUSE NY” and fine “DAMASCUS STEEL” on right. Bbl flats with SN and grade designation. Original splinter forearm checkered in point pattern has ebony diamond insert at center and teardrop shaped insert at tip. Masterfully engraved full sidelock action with two Pointers in woods scene on left sidelock and Pointer with Setter in highly detailed field scene on right surrounded by well executed scroll and border patterns. Fences are relief carved and bottom of action with sculpted bars that are also engraved. Geometric engraving pattern around trigger plate screw and hinge pin. Trigger guard with large gold inlaid dog resting in field scene in oval on bow and has SN and light scroll at tang below gold inlaid dog. Faintly engraved “GLAHN” can be seen under magnification. Gun made with double trigger, extractors and non-auto

safety. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 11oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .015(Both). Bore Diameter: .749(Rt) .755(L). Bore Restriction: .004(Rt) .010(L). DAC: 1-7/8”. DAH: 2-3/4”. LOP: 14-1/8”. CONDITION: Very good for this early model as partially restored. Bbls retain nearly all of their professionally restored black and white Damascus pattern. There is an area of rib repair at rib extension and bbls have a number of old repaired dents which were corrected prior to refinishing. Forearm is very good as restored with subsequent handling marks. Receiver has toned to gunmetal gray. Engraving beginning to soften on bottom rails otherwise excellent on sidelocks. Buttstock is very good and retains most of its professionally restored finish. Teardrops behind locks are soft. Top lever sits proud but functions perfectly. Bores with evidence of pitting have been polished. Mechanics are very good. This is a very rare gun and being signed by master engraver Jacob Glahn makes it quite collectable. ANTIQUE.

PROVENANCE: The C. Dean Rasmussen Collection. (2,000 - 3,000)

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Lot 295

L.C. SMITH SPECIALTY GRADE 12 GAUGE - SN. 54403. Made with 32” fluid steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, with matted concave top rib with twin ivory beads. Light wave scroll engraving on breech end and tops of bbls with usual maker and grade stampings. Water Table with SN and “S” grade designation. Beavertail forearm checkered in point pattern with banjo roll type release and Schnabel tip, case hardened and engraved iron. Full sidelock action with duck in marsh scene on right, quail in grass on left surrounded by open scroll engraving. Gun made with Hunter One SST, auto ejectors and non auto safety. Blued trigger guard with burst of scroll on bow and SN at tang. Nicely figured American walnut straight grip buttstock is point pattern checkered through the wrist and has a small Monte Carlo comb and terminates with a replacement white lined pad. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 12oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .029(Rt) .030(L). Bore Diameter: .726(Rt) .729(L). Bore Restriction: .030(Rt) .039(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-3/8”.

LOP: 13-3/4”. CONDITION: Very good as partially refurbished. Bbls with about 85% of their original blue. There are two small dents in the left tube which should correct easily. Beavertail forearm is very good, checkering thinned, finish added for preservation and two grain separations on sides at breech end. Receiver with about 1/3 of its toned original case color and varnish added on locks. Buttstock is very good with incipient grain separations at rear of locks otherwise butt appears sound and retains most of an older restored finish. Trigger guard with about 70% of its original blue. Bores are very good with beginning orange peel and mechanics are also very good. C&R. PROVENANCE: The C. Dean Rasmussen Collection. (2,000 - 3,000)

Lot 296

SCARCE L.C. SMITH SPECIALTY GRADE 2 BBL SET

12 GAUGE - SN. R55860. Bbl Set 1.) 30” fluid steel with matted concave top rib, small brass front bead. Grade and maker information on top of tubes. Bbl flats with SN and contemporary “CHAMBERS - 3 - INCHES’’ and maker proof marks. Bbl Set 2.) Same as number 1, 2-3/4” chambers, only has SN on flats. Both splinter forends are checkered in point pattern. Has roll type release with lightly engraved banjo escutcheons. Full sidelock action engraved in specialty pattern with duck in marsh on right, quail in grass on left and open scroll in about 40% coverage. Gun made with double triggers, extractors and auto safety. Capped pistol gripped buttstock is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a Pachmayr white lined pad. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 14oz.(with 30” bbls). BBL SET 1.) Bore Diameter: .729(Both). Bore Restriction: .028(Rt) .038(L). BBL SET 2.)

Bore Diameter: .729(Rt) .728(L). Bore Restriction: .005(Rt) .025(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-5/8”. LOP: 14-15/16”. CONDITION: Good as heavily field used. Both bbl sets retain more than 90% of an older rust blued finish. Bbl Set 1 with scratching from improper attempted opening at forend tip. Forearm of Bbl Set 1 with checkering thinned and added finish. Bbl Set 2 checkering thinned and minor gaping where wood and forearm iron meet. Receiver has toned silver. Buttstock with compulsory cracks behind locks and a small chip missing on top left finger. Checkering has thinned and has finish added throughout. Pad is beginning to harden. Bores are mostly bright and shiny. Mechanics are fine. 3” chamber marking on 30” bbl set is contemporary. With some restoration effort, this gun could be made glorious again. C&R. (2,000 - 3,000)

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Lot 297

SCARCE SYRACUSE MADE L.C. SMITH GRADE 3

12 GAUGE - SN. 19336. Made with 30” Damascus Steel bbls that has a small brass front bead. Tops of bbls at breech end are engraved “L.C. SMITH, MAKER SYRACUSE NY” and fine “DAMASCUS STEEL” on right. Bbl flats with SN and grade designation. Lightly scroll engraved full sidelock action. Original splinter forearm checkered in point pattern has ebony diamond insert at center and teardrop shaped insert at tip and lightly engraved irons. Lightly scroll engraved full sidelock action with geometric engraved bottom rails. There is a geometric engraving pattern around trigger plate screw and hinge pin. Trigger guard with Setter that is soft mouthing a fallen quail in grass on bow and SN on tang. The capped pistol grip buttstock is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original “L.C. Smith Trap Gun” buttplate. Gun made with double triggers, auto safety and extractors. WEIGHT: 7lbs.

11oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .030(Both). Bore Diameter: .749(Both). Bore Restriction: .019(Rt) .023(L). DAC: 1-3/4”. DAH: 3”. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Good to very good as partially restored. Bbls retain about 90% of an older brown and white Damascus refinish. Bbls with repaired dents towards muzzle and an area of impression on side left bbl towards muzzle. Bottom rib with waviness towards muzzle. Bores with moderate to heavy pitting throughout. Forearm is very good as restored with small losses on sides. Action has toned to gray. Trigger guard engraving has thinned and SN is still mostly legible. Top tang is good with a patch or two of pitting ahead of the safety slide. Buttstock is very good to excellent as restored with subsequent handling marks. ANTIQUE. PROVENANCE: The C. Dean Rasmussen Collection. (1,000 - 1,500)

Lot 298

SCARCE STEEL BARRELED L.C. SMITH GRADE

3E 10 GAUGE - SN. 202007. Made with 30” steel bbls, 3-1/2” chambers, that have matted concave top rib small brass front bead and makers name stamped at rib extension. Bbl flats with SN and grade stamping. Custom splinter forearm checkered in point pattern with triangular tip has casehardened banjo shaped roll type release and lightly engraved irons. Casehardened sidelock action with quail in oval on left, ducks in marsh scene in oval on right and light scroll in standard Grade 3 pattern. Gun now has single non-selective trigger, made with auto ejectors and non-auto safety. The blued long tang trigger guard with burst of scroll on bow and SN at tang. Replacement capped pistol grip walnut buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a Mershon brand white lined ventilated pad. Bbls have been modified with Briley thin wall choke tubes

installed. WEIGHT: 9lbs. 9oz. Min. wall Thickness: .035(Both). Bore Diameter: .774(Both). DAC: 1-1/4”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: 14”. CONDITION: Excellent as refurbished and modified. Bbls with 90-95% refurbished blue, there is an area of loss on the left tube about 4-5” from the muzzle. Custom forend is excellent and sound with minor handling marks retaining nearly all of its custom finish. Frame and sidelocks with virtually all of their proper restored color. Engraving is slightly thinned. Custom replacement buttstock is excellent to near mint with only minor handling marks. Pad is beginning to harden and collapse. Bores are mostly bright and shiny with orange peel towards muzzle end of right tube. Mechanics in need of minor attention as trigger does not trip hammers with every pull. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (1,000 - 1,500)

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Lot 299

RARE STEEL BARRELED L.C. SMITH GRADE

2 10 GAUGE - SN. 332671. Made with 32” Crown Steel bbls, 2-7/8” chambers, that have matted concave top rib and small brass front bead. Rib extension at breech end stamped “HUNTER ARMS CO., FULTON NY”. Splinter forearm checkered in point pattern with triangular ebony tip, has ebony dogs head insert at center and lightly scroll engraved blued iron. Inside of forend with SN stamped. Casehardened sidelock receiver engraved in typical Grade 2 pattern of the era with large quail on each side flourishes of scroll throughout. Gun made with double triggers, extractors and non-auto safety. The blued trigger guard with burst of scroll on bow and SN at tang. Capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original lined HRBP. WEIGHT: 9lbs. 4oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .028(Rt) .026(L). Bore Diameter: .778(Rt) .780(L) .

Bore Restriction: .028(Rt) .052(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-5/8”. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Very good to excellent for this rare model. Bbls with about 85% of an ancient professional restored rust blued finish. Forearm is very good and retains about 80% of its original finish with some finish added for preservation. Receiver with about 60% of its original case color which is nice on locks, toning elsewhere. Particularly trigger guard with around 40% of its original blue. Buttstock with major crack which is a clean break through the wrist and in need of repair. Otherwise buttstock is good with handling marks and impressions and some finish add for preservation. Buttplate with chip at heel and on left side otherwise very good. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. A very rare Smith! C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (1,500 - 2,500)

Lot 300

SCARCE L.C. SMITH CROWN GRADE SINGLE

BARREL TRAP 12 GAUGE - SN. 130930 . Made with a 32” steel bbl, 2-3/4” chambers, with raised matted ventilated top rib that has twin ivory beads. Left side of bbl hand engraved “MADE TO ORDER BY THE HUNTER ARMS CO. INC FULTON, NY.” Right side of bbl with intriguing upside down engraving “L.C. SMITH CROWN GRADE”. Large forearm checkered in wave and point pattern has Schnabel tip, scroll engraved escutcheon and roll type opener. Casehardened and engraved irons. Small wedge of scroll at breech end. Casehardened action engraved with oval game scenes on sides surrounded by nice rose and scroll engraving. Top of frame with rose bouquets and gold inlaid crown on top lever opener. Bottom of frame with rose and scroll which extends on to bow of the trigger guard and tang which SN engraved inside of wave border pattern. Stocked with English Walnut grip which has wave border checkered

side panels and wave border which extends beyond the long trigger guard tang and terminates with a replacement Pachmayr white lined ventilated pad. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 2oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .042. Bore Diameter: .724. Bore Restriction: .039. DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Excellent as field used and partially refurbished. Bbl retain about 80% of what appears to be its original blue with some rub marks and light scratches. Forearm is excellent and sound and retains most of a period restored finish. Action with about 25% of its original case color. Some Screws do show some marring. Engraving is still crisp. Trigger guard with about 80% of what appears to be its original blue. Buttstock is excellent and sound and retains most of an older restored finish. Bore is bright and shiny. Mechanics are fine. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The C. Dean Rasmussen Collection. (2,750 - 4,750)

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Lot 301

SCARCE REFURBISHED L.C. SMITH CROWN GRADE SINGLE BARREL TRAP 12 GAUGE - SN. S40728. Made with 32” steel bbl, 2-3/4” chamber, with raised matted ventilated top rib that has twin ivory beads. Left side of bbl hand engraved “MADE TO ORDER BY THE HUNTER ARMS CO. INC FULTON, NY.”. Right side of bbl engraved upside down “L.C. SMITH CROWN GRADE” which is apparently typical for this model and time period. Large forearm checkered in wave and point pattern has Schnabel tip, cyanide casehardened scroll engraved escutcheon and roll type opener. Casehardened and engraved irons. Small wedge of scroll at breech end of bbl. Cyanide casehardened action engraved with oval game scenes on sides surrounded by nice rose and scroll engraving. Top of frame with rose bouquets and gold inlaid crown on top lever opener. Bottom of frame with rose and scroll which extends on to bow of the trigger guard and tang with SN engraved inside of wave border pattern. Made with gold

plated checkered trigger and auto ejector. Stocked with straight grip buttsock that has wave border checkered side panels which extends beyond the long trigger guard tang and terminates with a replacement Hawkin’s brand pad. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 9oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .034 Bore Diameter: .734. Bore Restriction: .034. DAC: 1-9/16”. DAH: 2”. LOP: 14-1/8”. CONDITION: Very good to excellent as refurbished. Bbl retains more than 95% of an older restored rust blue. Engraving is crisp. Forearm and buttstock are very good to excellent as restored. Buttstock with numerous light scratches and flecks in the finish towards toe otherwise very good as restored with a higher gloss finish. Action with clear engraving, retains nearly all of its cyanide case color. Bore is bright and shiny. Mechanics are fine. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (2,500 - 4,000)

Lot 302

SCARCE L.C. SMITH EAGLE GRADE SINGLE BARREL TRAP 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN PICTURED IN HOUCHINS BOOK - SN. 122571. Made with 32” fluid steel bbl ,2-3/4” chamber, with raised matted ventilated rib that has twin ivory beads. Left side of bbl at breech end engraved “L.C. SMITH EAGLE TRAP” with flourishes of light scroll on both sides of bbl. Beavertail forend checkered in point pattern has lightly engraved banjo shaped roll type release with scroll engraved iron. Receiver is nicely engraved in Eagle Grade pattern with relief pheasant on left, relief duck on right, large relief engraved eagle on top lever all surrounded by punch dot shading and light floral scroll. Buttstock with checkered side panels and wave border checkered through the wrist and terminates with a modern Hawkin’s brand ventilated pad. Blued trigger guard with burst of scroll on bow and SN at the short tang. Accompanied by an LCSCA research letter identifying this gun as found, indicating shipment April 11, 1930 to

Louis N. Wilcox & Son of Baltimore. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 10oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .038. Bore Diameter: .723. Bore Restriction: .040. DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 14-1/2”. CONDITION: Excellent as partially restored. Bbl retains more than 90% of its original blue with an area or two of minor touch up. Forearm is excellent and sound. Checkering is very good and retains about 80% of its original finish. Receiver retains more than 75% of its original case color. Trigger guard with about 80% of its original blue. Buttstock with comb brought down during its early period of use and comb tails off towards the replacement pad. Buttstock modified from pistol grip to straight grip also during its early period of use. Bore is bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. This exact gun is pictured on pages 274-275 of “The Legend Lives” by John Houchins. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The C. Dean Rasmussen Collection. (2,000 - 3,500)

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SCARCE AND FINE HIGHLY OPTIONED L.C. SMITH OLYMPIC TRAP GRADE 12 GAUGE

SHOTGUN - SN. FWE141714. Made with 32” Crown Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have low profile ventilated and matted top rib that have twin ivory beads. Top of right tube stamp “L.C. SMITH OLYMPIC TRAP”. Bbl flats with SN and “O” grade designation. Large beavertail forend with Schnabel tip checkered in point pattern and have elongated oval escutcheon with roll type release. Casehardened sidelock receiver with zig zag border engraving and burst of shaded scroll on side locks. Gun made with Hunter One SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Blued long tang trigger guard with simple star on bow and zig zag border pattern. Straight grip walnut buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with an aging Hawkin’s brand ventilated pad. A fairly scarce gun with around 600 total produced in this grade.

This one being among the nicest this cataloger has seen in the last 10+ years. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 15oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .035(Rt) .031(L). Bore Diameter: .728(Rt) .728(L). Bore Restriction: .034(Rt) .040(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2”. LOP: 13-3/4”. CONDITION: Excellent high original condition. Bbls retain about 95% of their original toning blue. Forearm is excellent and sound with about 90% of its original finish remaining and has an area or two of finish added for preservation. Original case colors are vibrant and rate around 90%+ with thinning on bottom at carry point. Trigger guard with about 80% of its original blue. Buttstock is excellent with more than 90% of its original finish and is mostly sound with a tiny beginning grain separation behind right lock. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. Gun shows limited use. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (2,000 - 3,000)

Lot 304

SCARCE L.C. SMITH SPECIALTY GRADE

SBT - SN. S87057. Made with 32” bbl, 2-3/4” chamber, that has raised ventilated rib with white mid and front beads. Bbl stamped on left side “L.C. SMITH SPECIALTY TRAP”. Gun made with large trap forearm that has roll type release and banjo shaped escutcheon which is checkered in point pattern and has Schnabel tip. Casehardened action with Setter in grass on left, quail in grass on right surrounded by light open scroll engraving. Long tang trigger guard with burst of scroll on bow. Straight grip buttstock with checkered side panels and point pattern checkering at wrist terminates with an old and crystallizing white lined ventilated pad. WEIGHT: 8lbs 6oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .045. Bore Diameter:

.725. Bore Restriction: .036. DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 1-3/4”. LOP: 14-3/8”. CONDITION: Very good as partially refurbished. bbl retain about 95% of an older restored finish. Forearm is very good and sound with some finish added. Action with about 70% light original case color. Screws show some marring on bottom. Buttstock is sound and retains most of an older restored finish. Trigger guard has been refinished and SN removed at center, screws on trigger guard show marring. Pad is hardened and crystallizing. Bore is bright and shiny. Mechanics are fine. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The C. Dean Rasmussen Collection. (1,250 - 2,250)

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Lot 305

SCARCE L.C. SMITH PREMIER SKEET GRADE 20

GAUGE - SN. FWS53235. Made with 26” fluid steel bbls that have raised matted rib with twin ivory beads. Bbl flats stamped “PREMIER SKEET” with gauge, SN and chamber mark. Late style beavertail forend checkered in point pattern with roller type release which is blued w/ casehardened iron. Sidelock action with pigeon on left, clay target on right and stamped “L.C. SMITH” on lock toes. Hunter One SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Blued long tang trigger guard with light scroll on bow. Mounted with a factory quality replacement flame grained American walnut stock checkered in a point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a lined HRBP. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 4oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .038(Both). Bore Diameter: .615(Rt) .613(L). Bore

Restriction: .002 (Rt) .014(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-3/4”. LOP: 14”. CONDITION: Extremely fine as partially restored. Bbls retain nearly all of what appears to be original late style blue. Forend appears original and excellent with only very minor handling marks. Receiver with a dark coat of lacquer obscuring the original case color but it appears that most of the original color hardening is present. Buttstock is a beautiful replacement as noted above and retains nearly all of its custom finish with minor handling marks. Trigger guard and forend retaining most of their original blue. Bores are bright and shiny. Gun is tight and sound. Hunter One trigger in need of minor adjustment. C&R. (3,500 - 5,500)

Lot 306

SCARCE L.C. SMITH SKEET SPECIAL GRADE 12

GAUGE SHOTGUN - SN. 141135. Made with 26” London Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have matted concave rib with twin ivory beads and top of right bbl stamped “L.C. SMITH SKEET SPECIAL” and left “HUNTER ARMS CO. M’F’R’S FULTON NY USA.” Slim beavertail forend checkered in point pattern with roller type release. Sidelock action with pigeon and clay on left, pigeon on right and stamped at front of lock “L.C. SMITH”. Gun made with auto ejectors, Hunter One SST, non-auto safety. Blued long tang trigger guard. Straight grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original checkered butt. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 2oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .033(Rt) .034(L). Bore Diameter: .728(Both). Bore Restriction: .005(Rt) .006(L). DAC: 1-3/4”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: 14”. CONDITION: Very

good to excellent overall. Bbls retain about 90% original blue with evidence of spotting towards muzzle. Forend is excellent and sound, though there is a beginning grain separation at muzzle end, as refinished. Receiver retains about 60% of its light original case color with a few light spots on bottom of frame. Buttstock with loss and grain crack on bottom right stock finger, and chip behind right lock, otherwise very good with finish added and that finish beginning to bubble towards toe line. Trigger guard blue is excellent and original. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are fine and trigger works well. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (2,000 - 3,000)

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Lot 307

FINE L.C. SMITH GRADE 2E 12 GAUGE - SN. 209132. Made with 30” Crown Steel bbls, 2 3/4” chambers, that have matted concave top rib with small brass bead and stamped “Hunter Arms Co. Fulton, NY” near breech end. Bbl flats with SN and grade designation “2E”. Splinter forend is checkered in point pattern, has blued roll type banjo release and triangular ebony tip. Casehardened side lock action. Engraved with quail on left duck on right and light scroll with “L.C. Smith” on front of locks. Gun made with double triggers, auto ejectors and auto safety. The lightly figured European Walnut buttstock has capped pistol grip, is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original lined hard rubber buttplate. Three position safety. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 10oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .033(Both). Bore Diameter: .727(Both). Bore Restriction: .004(Rt) .029(L). DAC:

1-3/4”. DAH: 2-7/8”. LOP: 13-3/4”. CONDITION: Very good to excellent as lightly field used. Bbls with about 95% original blue. Showing some thinning at muzzles and a repaired dent or two. Forearm is excellent and sound with most of its original finish and crisp checkering, opener with most of its original blue. Action with about half of its light original case color and crisp engraving. Trigger guard 80% of its original blue. Buttstock with compulsory incipient gain cracks behind locks otherwise sound and excellent with finish added towards back of butt for preservation. Checkering is very good. Some screws having been turned. Bores are mostly bright and shiny with a hint of orange peel. Mechanics are excellent. Ejectors are in time. C&R. (1,800 - 2,800)

Lot 308

SCARCE L.C. SMITH SPECIALTY

GRADE

“LONG RANGE” 12 BORE SHOTGUN - SN. 88741. Made with 32” fluid steel bbls, 3” chambers, that have small steel mid and large front bead atop the matted concave rib. Light wave scroll engraving on breech end and tops of bbls with usual maker and grade stampings. Regular weight frame gun, watertable with SN and “S” grade designation. Bottom of lug engraved “LONG RANGE”. Splinter forearm checkered in point pattern with triangular ebony tip. Engraved blued iron. Full sidelock action with duck in marsh scene on right, quail in grass on left surrounded by open scroll engraving. Gun made with Hunter One SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Blued trigger guard with burst of scroll on bow and SN at tang. Nicely figured capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a modern white lined ventilated pad. This is a fairly scarce and unusual configuration. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 6oz. Min. Wall

Thickness: .028(Rt) .032(L). Bore Diameter: .729(Rt) .727(L). Bore Restriction: .040 (Rt) .025(L). DAC: 1-3/4”. DAH: 2-3/4”. LOP: 13-1/4”. CONDITION: Good to very good as partially refinished. Bbls retain most of an older professional rust blue finish. Markings at breech end are light. Splinter forearm is very good as refinished and has a 3/4” grain separation on right side at iron. Iron has been blued. Receiver has toned mostly grey engraving still generally very good with beginning thinning on bottom. Buttstock with missing piece on top left finger has been refinished and has scattered light handling marks and beginning shakes in the grain towards butt on right side and splits behind locks. Bores with scattered patchy orange peel and stubborn fowling which should clean. Trigger works well. Ejectors are weak and in need of attention. Hinge with looseness. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The C. Dean Rasmussen Collection. (1,250 - 1,750)

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sidelock action engraved in Ideal grade shaded leaf pattern with zig zag borders. Trigger guard with light engraving on bow and SN at tang. Gun made with double triggers, extractors and non-auto safety. The American Walnut capped pistol grip buttstock is checkered in point pattern through the wrist has nice figure towards butt and terminates with a Pachmayr white lined waffle pad. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 5oz. Min. Wall Thickness:

Sidelocks and receiver retain nearly all of their bold and vivid original case color. Buttstock is excellent with minor shrinkage around left lock and retains most of its original finish with some finish added for preservation. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. A very lightly used and fine condition sub gauge Smith. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The C. Dean Rasmussen Collection. (1,750 - 2,750)

Lot 310 L.C. SMITH PREMIER SKEET 12 GAUGE - SN. FWS48336. Made with 26” London Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have raised matted top rib with mid white and missing front bead. Top of right bbl with grade designation and makers name. Beavertail forend checkered in point pattern with blued elongated oval roll type release. Iron is lightly line engraved. Casehardened and engraved sidelock action with pigeon in flight on left, clay target on right, both in burst of cloud floral scroll. There are light flourishes of floral scroll on the bottom of the frame, fences, top of frame and top lever. Gun made with Hunter One SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. High polish blued long tang trigger guard with burst of scroll on bow. Nicely flame figured American Walnut buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original checkered butt. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 11oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .036(Rt) .038(L). Bore Diameter: .728(Rt) .729(L). Bore Restriction: .003(Rt) .009(L). DAC: 1-7/16”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP:

13-13/16”. CONDITION: Fair to good. Bbls were stored separate from the rest of this gun at one of Mr. Hunters homes that flooded and they have significant rust and deterioration however the rest of the gun appears quite nice and mostly original. Bbls with scattered pin prick pitting and losses over about 60% of the exterior. Traces of original blue remain and the bbls should be restruck and restored. Forearm is excellent with thin original finish and fine checkering with scattered minor handling marks. Action with about 35% of its original case color. Engraving is crisp. Buttstock is excellent with thinning finish and tiny beginning losses behind right sidelock and bottom. There are also very tiny losses on left side of long trigger guard tang. Bores with beginning orange peel and some stubborn fowling which will polish out. Mechanics are fine. C&R. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (1,250 - 1,750)

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Lot 311

SCARCE OPTIONED L.C. SMITH SPECIALTY

GRADE 12 GAUGE - SN. 109404. Made with 26” fluid steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, with matted raised ventilated top rib with a missing front bead. Light wave scroll engraving on breech end and tops of bbls with usual maker and grade stampings. Watertable with SN and “S” grade designation. Beavertail forearm checkered in point pattern with banjo roll type release and Schnabel tip. Casehardened and engraved iron. Full sidelock action with duck in marsh scene on right, quail in grass on left surrounded by open scroll engraving. Gun made with Hunter One SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Blued trigger guard with burst of scroll on bow and SN at tang. Oversized custom target stock with large flat knob grip, is fleur-de-lis checkered through the wrist, has panel behind grip and terminates with a large Hawkin’s brand ventilated

pad. This is a fairly scarce and unusual configuration. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 4oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .028(Rt) .030(L). Bore Diameter: .726(Rt) .727(L). Bore Restriction: .009(Rt) .025(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2”. LOP: 14-3/4”. CONDITION: Good to very good as modified. Bbls with about 80% of their period redone rust blue with a couple of pings noted in each tube. Forearm is very good. Checkering thinning at grip and a grain separation forming on top of left side and retains most of an older restored finish. Action has toned mostly gray with traces of case color remaining. Custom buttstock is fine with light impressions and retains most of its custom finish. Mechanics are good. Bores are very good with some stubborn fowling which will easily clean. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The C. Dean Rasmussen Collection. (1,000 - 1,700)

Lot 312

L.C. SMITH SPECIALTY GRADE 12 GAUGE - SN. FWE69705. 28” sleeved bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, with concave matted top rib and small brass front bead. Bbls stamped “SLEEVED” on both tubes. Bbl flats with London proof marks and SN. Original Splinter forearm checkered in point pattern with ebony tip and roll type release with lightly engraved banjo escutcheon. Gun made on a featherweight frame. Full side lock action with duck in marsh scene on right, quail in grass on left surrounded by open scroll engraving. Gun made with double triggers, double ejectors and non-auto safety. Blued trigger guard with burst of scroll on bow and SN at tang. Capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a thin lined horn buttplate which is well fitting. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 12oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .030(Both). Bore Diameter: .729(Rt) .728(L). Bore Restriction: .018(Rt)

.035(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: 14-1/8”. CONDITION: Very good as sleeved and partially refurbished. Bbls retain most of their custom rust blue. Action with about 30% of its original case color. Forearm is very good with a couple of repaired grain separations at iron and retains most of its restored finish. Buttstock is very good with a small area of filler on top left lock and repair behind right lock & top tang and retains most of an older professionally restored finish with light subsequent handling marks. Bores are bright and shiny. Left bore with bulge 1” from muzzle. Mechanics are fine and gun tight sound. C&R. PROVENANCE: The C. Dean Rasmussen Collection. (1,000 - 1,500)

Lot 313

BEAUTIFUL AND NEAR MINT L.C. SMITH FIELD

GRADE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN SN. FW75153. Made in 1924 with 30” Armor Steel bbls that have matted concave top rib with steel front bead. Splinter forend with three point checkering pattern has blued iron. Unengraved casehardened action stamped “L.C. Smith” on front of sidelocks. Capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist with original lined buttplate. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 3oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .037(Rt) .038(L). Bore Diameter: .725(Rt) .727(L). Bore Restriction: .022(Rt) .045(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-7/8”. LOP:14-

1/8”. CONDITION: Extremely fine and near mint. Bbls retain nearly all of their original blue with a very light scratch towards muzzle on bottom of left tube. Action retains virtually all of its bold original case color. Breechface shows no shell ring indicating the gun is perhaps factory test fired only. Trigger guard retains virtually all of its high polish blue. Stocks are near mint with only the tiniest of handling marks and retain virtually all of their original finish. Bores are brilliant and mechanics are crisp. This is exactly the type of gun collectors like to find and should keep to use to judge the condition of others with. A true reference gun! C&R.

(1,000 - 1,500)

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Lot 314

L.C. SMITH FIELD GRADE 20 GAUGE - SN. 205727. Made with 28” Armor Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have raised matted rib with twin ivory beads. Stamped on top of right tube “L.C. SMITH FIELD GRADE”. Gun has custom splinter forearm which is checkered in point pattern and has blued iron. Unengraved casehardened sidelock action with” L.C. SMITH” at front of locks. Gun made with double triggers, extractors and non-auto safety. Custom professional replacement stock checkered in point pattern through the wrist terminates with a proper lined HRBP.

WEIGHT: 6lbs. 10oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .034(Both). Bore Diameter:

.615(Both). Bore Restriction: .000(Both). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-7/16”. LOP: 14”. CONDITION: Very good as field used and modified. Bbls appear to have been shortened professionally long ago and beads are replaced. Bbls retain more than 85% of an older restored finish. Custom forend is very good and retains most of its custom finish with minor handling marks. Frame and locks retain about 35% of their light original case color. Custom buttstock is very good and retains most of its custom finish with scattered handling marks and impressions. Buttstock is very professionally done. Bores are mostly bright and shiny with some stubborn fowling which will clean. Mechanics are good. C&R. (700 - 1,200)

Lot 315

SCARCE SYRACUSE MADE L.C. SMITH GRADE

2 12 GAUGE - SN. 19782. Made with 30” Damascus steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that has twin ivory beads. Tops of bbls at breech end are stamped “L.C. SMITH, MAKER SYRACUSE NY” on left and “DAMASCUS STEEL” on right. Bbl flats with SN and grade designation. Full sidelock action with burst of scroll on sidelocks. Original splinter forearm checkered in point pattern has rounded ebony triangular tip and border engraved irons. Frame with unengraved bottom rails. There is a geometric engraving pattern around trigger plate screw and hinge pin. Trigger guard with burst of scroll at bow and SN at tang . The round knob pistol gripped buttstock is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a proper L.C. Smith trap gun buttplate. Gun made with double triggers, non-auto safety and extractors. This exact gun pictured on

page 88 of “THE LEGEND LIVES” by John Houchins. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 7oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .033(Both). Bore Diameter: .753(Rt) .754(L). Bore Restriction: .008(Rt) .030(L). DAC: 1-7/8”. DAH: 3-1/8”. LOP: 13-7/8”. CONDITION: Very good as partially restored. Bbls retain most of a professionally renewed black and white Damascus pattern. Forearm is very good with minor handling marks and may have had some finish added for preservation. Locks retain about 60% of their original case color and remains in protected areas on bottom of receiver. Trigger guard with about 70% of what appears to be its thinning factory original blue. Buttstock is very good and retains most of an older restored finish and does not to appear to have been sanded and has subsequent handling marks and impressions. Buttplate is a replacement. Bores are very good with orange peel throughout. ANTIQUE.

PROVENANCE: The C. Dean Rasmussen Collection. (1,000 - 1,500)

Lot 316

SCARCE L.C. SMITH GRADE 0E 16 GAUGE - SN. 214444. Made with 30” Damascus bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, with small brass front bead. Makers name and address near rib extension. Splinter forearm checkered in point pattern with triangular ebony tip. Casehardened sidelock action engraved in zig zag border pattern. Blued trigger guard with zig zag border engraving. Capped pistol grip buttstock is point pattern checkered through the wrist and terminates with a crumbling red ventilated pad.

WEIGHT: 6lbs. 10oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .024(Rt) .026(L). Bore Diameter: .650(Both). Bore Restriction: .028(Rt) .032(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-3/4”. LOP: 13-5/8”. CONDITION: Very good for this model.

Bbls retain more than 80% of their original Damascus pattern. Forearm is excellent and sound with well defined checkering and banjo escutcheon retains more than half of its original blue. Locks and receiver with 60-70% of their strong original case colors remaining. Trigger guard with more than 75% of its original blue. Buttstock is sound and excellent with minor handling marks and impressions and retains most of its original finish with an area or two of finish added for preservation. Pad is in need of replacement. Bores are bright and shiny with a dent or two in the right tube which should raise easily. Mechanics are fine. Hard to find these lower grade Smiths with any original condition. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The C. Dean Rasmussen Collection. (1,000 - 2,000)

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SCARCE FULLY OPTIONED L.C. SMITH SPECIALTY GRADE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN WITH FACTORY

ORIGINAL 3” CHAMBERS SN. RE86914. Made with 32” steel bbls that have low profile matted ventilated top rib with two white beads. Light wave scroll engraving on breech end and tops of bbls with usual maker and grade stampings. Watertable with SN, “S” grade designation and proper 3” chamber marking. Replacement custom beavertail forearm carved in punch dot and oak leaf pattern with lightly engraved banjo roll type release. Casehardened and engraved iron. Full sidelock action with duck in marsh scene on right, quail in grass on left surrounded by open scroll engraving. Gun now has MIller SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Trigger selector in safety slide. Blued trigger guard with burst of scroll on bow and SN at tang. Custom replacement buttstock carved in matching oak leaf pattern to forearm has capped pistol grip and terminates with a Pachmayr

Lot 318

AS FOUND L.C. SMITH 12 GAUGE IDEAL GRADE GAME

GUN - SN. FW62613. Made with 30” London Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have a matted concave top rib with small steel front bead. Splinter forend checkered in point pattern with lightly engraved banjo roll type release and triangular ebony tip. Casehardened full sidelock action engraved in standard Ideal grade leaf and zig zag border pattern. Gun made with double triggers, extractors and auto safety. Capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern and terminates with an ill fitting white lined ventilated red pad. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 3oz. Bore Diameter: .730(Rt) .729(L). Bore Restriction: .025(Rt) .039(L). DAC: 1-3/4”. DAH: 2-7/8”. LOP: 14-1/8”. CONDITION: Very good as found and in need of light cleaning. Bbls retain about 70% original blue with scattered spotting and Lot 319

LIGHTWEIGHT L.C. SMITH GRADE 3E 12 GAUGE GAME

GUN - SN. 201141. Made with 26” fluid steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have matted concave top rib with small brass front bead. Muzzles with proper crowning. Rib extension stamped “HUNTER ARMS CO., FULTON, NY.” Watertable with SN and grade stamps. Splinter forearm checkered in point pattern with triangular ebony tip has lightly engraved banjo shaped roll type release and lightly engraved iron. Casehardened sidelock action with quail in field scene on left, ducks in marsh scene on right and flourishes of light scroll surrounding. Gun made with Hunter One SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Capped pistol gripped buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a white lined ventilated pad. Trigger guard with burst of scroll on bow and SN at tang. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 14oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .019(Rt) .024(L). Bore

beginning losses from poor storage. Forearm is sound and very good retaining most of its original finish with some flaking on right side towards frame. Locks retain most of their original case color and frame with some spotting towards bottom. Trigger guard with about 70% original blue, buttstock is sound and retains more than 80% of its original finish with flaking and scattered handling marks throughout. Mechanics are fine. Bores are bright and shiny. Gentle cleaning and minor restorative effort would make this a very nice collectable and usable L.C. Smith. C&R. (900 - 1,400)

white lined ventilated pad. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 14oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .033(Both). Bore Diameter: .725(Rt) .727(L). Bore Restriction: .038(Both). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 1-5/8”. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Good to very good as customized and in need of some minor subsequent restoration. Bbls retain about 95% of restored rust blue. Bbl legend and engraving are thin. There is a significant ping 2” from muzzle on side of right tube which should be repaired. Custom forearm with more than 90% of its custom finish is cracking on both sides and in need of minor attention. Frame with about 30% original case color. Left side plate screw, bottom trigger plate screw, and both trigger guard screws are replacements. Custom buttstock with tight cracks behind locks retains most of its custom finish. Bores are mostly bright and shiny. Trigger works well. Ejectors are in time. C&R. (900 - 1,400) Diameter: .732(Rt) .729(L). Bore Restriction: .010 (Rt) .018(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: 13-1/8”. CONDITION: Good as partially refurbished. Bbls retain about 30% of their original blue. Forearm is very good as refinished with checkering recut. Receiver with traces of original case color. Engraving still clear. Buttstock is good as stripped. Grain separation behind both locks. Checkering has thinned and is in need of some finish as well as restorative work around sidelocks and trigger guard. Bottom stock fingers in need of repair from oil soaking and rear trigger plate screw is a replacement. Bores with numerous light pings and repaired bulges show minor frosting throughout. Forearm with grain separation at center of iron. Trigger guard with cold blue added and aging. Trigger functions well. Ejectors are in time. A scarce gun in this configuration. C&R. PROVENANCE: The C. Dean Rasmussen Collection. (800 - 1,200)

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Lot 320

SCARCE L.C. SMITH GRADE 1E 12 GAUGE - SN. 208399. Made with 30” Damascus Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that has small brass front bead. Bbl flats with SN and grade designation. Full sidelock action with burst of scroll on sidelocks. Original splinter forearm checkered in point pattern has triangular ebony tip and border engraved banjo shaped escutcheon with roll type release and lightly engraved iron. Frame is unengraved with line engraving outlining the trigger plate. There is engraving on the trigger plate screw and geometric design on hinge pin. Blued trigger guard with SN at tang. The round ball grip buttstock is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with an ill fitting Herter’s checkered HRBP . Gun made with double triggers, auto safety and auto ejectors.WEIGHT: 7lbs. 8oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .028(Both). Bore Diameter: .724(Rt) .725(L).

Bore Restriction: .031(Rt) .032(L). DAC: 1-3/4”. DAH: 2-7/8”. LOP: 14-5/16”. CONDITION: Very good for this model. Bbls retain most of an older restored brown. Forearm is very good with scattered impressions and finish added for preservation. Generous traces of original blue remain on escutcheon. Receiver retains more than half of its pretty rainbow case colors, toned to silver on bottom at carry point. Trigger guard with about 50% of its original blue. Buttstock is very good with scattered impressions and scratches, buttplate is a replacement as noted above. Mechanics are very good. Bbls with small dents that will repair easily. Bores are mostly bright with orange peel noted. This grade of L.C. Smith generally purchased by lower income Americans and were used very hard. They are seldom found with any original condition remaining. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The C. Dean Rasmussen Collection. (800 - 1,200)

Lot 321

L.C. SMITH IDEAL GRADE 12 GAUGE CUSTOM

FINISHED BY FRED BRUNNER - SN. FW43750. Made with 26” London Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have raised matted concave rib and twin ivory beads. Top of right bbl stamped “L.C. SMITH IDEAL” and “HUNTER ARMS CO. INC M’F’R’S FULTON, NY, USA.” on left bbl. Splinter forearm checkered in point pattern with ebony tip has lightly engraved iron. Full sidelock action engraved in Ideal grade shaded leaf pattern with zig zag borders. Trigger guard with light engraving on bow and SN at tang. Gun made with Hunter One SST, extractors and non-auto safety. Custom lightly figured walnut buttstock checkered in point pattern

through the wrist terminates with a modern Hawkin’s brand pad. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 9oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .019(Rt) .027(L). Bore Diameter: .725(Rt) .721(L). Bore Restriction: .010(Rt) .019(L). DAC: 1-3/4”. DAH: 2-5/8”. LOP: 13-5/8”. CONDITION: Excellent as refurbished and rebuilt by noted California gunsmith Fred Brunner. Bbls retain most of their refurbished rust blue. Forearm appears to be original and retains most of its restored finish with checkering thinned. Receiver with about all of its refurbished case color. Trigger guard with more than 95% of its refurbished blue with areas of file markings towards tang. Custom butt is somewhat crude at comb and retains more than 95 % of its hand rubbed finish with some minor impressions. Pad with loss towards toe is still supple. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are fine. Trigger works. C&R.

Lot 322

L.C. SMITH TRAP GRADE 12 GAUGE - SN. FWE142251. London Steel bbls measure 27-1/8”, 2-3/4” chambers, that have matted concave top rib with small white mid and front beads. Top of right tube stamped “L.C. SMITH - SKEET SPECIAL”. Left tube with makers name and address stamped. Bbl flats with SN and stamped “SKEET”. Bbls appear to be a later addition. Splinter forend checkered in point pattern with triangular ebony tip has lightly floral engraved oval escutcheon at center with roll type release and lightly leaf engraved irons. Inside of forend iron with SN and “2” stamped towards muzzle end. Casehardened sidelock action engraved in standard Trap grade pattern with shooter in game scene on right lock plate, men at 16 yard line behind a trap house on left and light well executed scroll and floral borders. Fences are punch dot shaded scroll engraved. Gun made with Hunter One SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Trigger guard with burst of scroll at center and matching SN at tang. The Marlin era capped pistol grip walnut buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist terminates with a

PROVENANCE: The C. Dean Rasmussen Collection. (800 - 1,300) hardening and collapsing Hawkin’s pad with thin black leather face. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 15oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .033(Rt) .034(L). Bore Diameter: .726(Rt) .727(L). Bore Restriction: .014(Rt) .010(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 14”. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. This gun appears to be an amalgamation of original parts and updated by the maker in their various iterations. Bbls with matching SN added during the period. Bbls with about 90% of their factory type rust blue. Forearm with original irons and wood which appears to be a later factory addition, is excellent and appears to have more than 90% of its factory finish. Sidelocks and frame with about half their factory original rainbow case color. Buttstock appears to be a 1940s or early 1950s Marlin factory replacement with somewhat coarse checkering and retain more than 90% of their factory finish. Pad is collapsing and hardening. Buttstock with beginning grain separation behind right lock otherwise sound. Trigger guard with about 70% of its high polish blue on bow and toning at tang. Mechanics are fine. Bores are mostly bright and shiny with some orange peel noted. C&R. (600 - 1,000)

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L.C. SMITH FIELD GRADE 20 GAUGE - SN. FW53965. Made with 26” Armor Steel bbls, 2-1/2” chambers, that has matted concave rib with small brass bead. Made on a featherweight frame. Splinter forend checkered in point pattern. Gun made with double triggers, extractors and three position safety. Case hardened sidelock action stamped “L.C. SMITH” at front of locks. Blued trigger guard. Capped pistol grip walnut buttstock checkered in point pattern and terminates with a white lined ventilated black pad. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 0oz. Min Wall Thickness: .023(Rt) .029(L). Bore Diameter: .615(Rt) .614(L). Bore Restriction: .020(Rt) .024(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 15-1/8”. CONDITION: Good. Bbls with about half of their toning blue.

Forearm with a beginning crack on left side towards center otherwise appears sound with scattered rub marks and impressions throughout. Locks and action with about 35% of their original light case color. There is what appears to be a casting flaw in the metal at the back of the top tang where a minor crack or scratch can be seen. Buttstock with crazed finish throughout and has handling marks and impressions and beginning grain separation behind right lock. Pad is ill fitting. Bores with some beginning orange peel and are mostly bright and shiny. Mechanics are fine. Screws show marring. The gun is lightweight and has good bbls so it could be the bones for a fabulous upgrade or restoration project. C&R. (600 - 1,000)

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SCARCE SHORT BARRELED L.C. SMITH FIELD GRADE 12 GAUGE - SN. FWS56470. Made with 26” Armor Fluid Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have raised matted rib with brass front bead. Splinter forearm checkered in diamond pattern with blued iron and has late style carved tip. Unengraved sidelock action is casehardened and stamped L.C. Smith on locks. Gun made with double triggers, extractors and auto safety. Capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern and terminates with a thin white line ventilated pad. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 7oz. Bore Diameter: .726(Rt) .729(L). Bore Restriction: .015(Rt) .030(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-5/8”. LOP: 14-5/8”. CONDITION: Very good to excellent as found. Bbls retain Lot 325

FINE EARLY L.C. SMITH GRADE 2 12 GAUGE - SN.

32588. Made with 30” Damascus Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that has small brass front bead. Bbl flats with SN and grade designation on bottom rib. Full sidelock action with burst of scroll on sidelocks. Original splinter forearm checkered in point pattern has rounded ebony triangular tip and border engraved double diamond steel escutcheon and lightly engraved iron. Frame with unengraved bottom rails. There is a geometric engraving pattern around trigger plate screw and hinge pin. Trigger guard with burst of scroll at bow and SN at tang. The capped pistol gripped buttstock is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a proper reproduction L.C. Smith trap gun buttplate. Gun made with double triggers, auto safety and extractors. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 9oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .034(Rt) .032(L). Bore Diameter: .741(Rt) .743(L). Bore Restriction: .033(Rt) .037(L). DAC: 2-1/8”. DAH:

85% of their original blue with thinning at grip area and has beginning areas of loss towards muzzle. Forend is excellent and sound with a coat of varnish added and scattered handling marks throughout. Receiver retains about 75% of its toning original case color. Trigger guard with about 70% of its original blue. Buttstock is sound with scattered handling marks and impressions and has an old coat of varnish added likely done when the pad was installed. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. With just a touch of careful cleaning and effort this will make a great fall pheasant partner. C&R. (600 - 1,000)

3-3/8”. LOP: 13-3/8”. CONDITION: Very good as partially restored. Bbls retain about 80% of their original Damascus pattern. There are a couple of dents in tubes towards muzzle and one more significant push dent which will repair easily in side of left tube. Splinter forearm is very good and original with checkering thinning and tiny losses at sides of breech end. Receiver with about 1/3 of its light original case color. Top lever side slightly left of center but gun is tight when assembled. Rear portion of buttstock with finish removed and light sanding marks visible, forward portion appears original with very good wood to metal fit. Buttplate is a well fitting replacement as noted above. Bores with scattered light pitting but generally good to very good. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The C. Dean Rasmussen Collection. (600 - 1,000)

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Lot 326

SCARCE LIGHTWEIGHT L.C. SMITH GRADE 0 12 GAUGE - SN. 337456R. Made with 30” fluid steel bbls,2-3/4” chambers, with small brass front bead. Makers name and address near rib extension. Forearm checkered in point pattern with triangular ebony tip. Casehardened sidelock action engraved in zig zag border pattern. Blued trigger guard with zig zag border engraving on bow. Capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern terminates with an old crystallizing white lined ventilated pad. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 10oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .025(Rt) .028(L). Bore Diameter: .728(Rt) .727(L). Bore Restriction: .005(Rt) .025(L). DAC: 1-3/4”. DAH: 2-15/16”. LOP: 14-3/4”. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain about 95% of an older

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L.C. SMITH GRADE 2E 12 GAUGE - SN. 108110. Fitted with 30” replacement Armor Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have twin ivory beads, matted concave top rib and makers name on top of left tube. Replacement splinter forearm with iron marked SN 88831 has roll type release and checkered in two point pattern. Bbl flats with SN 206670 and marked “00E” on left flat, right flat engraved in pencil “For108110”. Lightly engraved sidelock action in standard 2E pattern. Gun made with double triggers, auto injectors and auto safety. Mounted with capped pistol grip replacement stock which terminates with a hardening with white line ventilated pad. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 7oz. Bore Diameter: .727(Rt) .729(L). Bore Restriction: .039(Rt) .034(L). DAC: 1-5/16”. DAH: 1-7/8”. LOP: 14-1/8”. CONDITION: Good. Has a

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restored finish. Forearm and buttstock are sound and retain about 70% of their original finish with finish added for preservation and both have handling marks and impressions scattered throughout. Locks and action retain about half of their light original case coloring. Trigger guard retains about 80% of what appears to be its original blue. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are fine. This model was mostly purchased by lower income working Americans and is very rarely found with any condition whatsoever. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The C. Dean Rasmussen Collection. (500 - 800)

conglomeration of parts. Bbls replaced as noted above, retain most of a refurbished blue, engraving thinned, patchy light pitting under the finish. Custom forend is sound and retains most of its custom finish, very tightly fitted and difficult to remove. Action retains about 30% original case color, front of bottom of action with considerable freckling. Custom buttstock is good to very good, ill fitting at bottom of frame and there are gain separations beginning behind both locks and emanating on left side of top tang otherwise good with light impressions and handling marks scattered throughout. Bores with scattered patchy pitting and orange peel. Gun is sightly off face. Ejectors slightly out of time. C&R. (450 - 750)

THREE L.C. SMITH SHOTGUN BARRELS- TWO IN 20 GAUGE Set #1 - SN FWE91130 20ga with 2-1/2” chambers., 28”. Set #2. SN: 53225 20ga with 2-3/4” chambers, 28”. Set #3. 12ga SN: 53101 12ga Field Grade barrels, 30” with 2-3/4” chambers and have contemporary beavertail forend. All sets are very good to excellent. Bores are generally very good with some fowling. 12ga barrels with evidence of poor storage and some oxidation on outside of tubes. Others generally closer to excellent. Interested parties should pursue this lot as it would be invaluable to a gunsmith or collector of L.C. Smith items!

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection (600 - 900)

Lot 329

L.C. SMITH CATALOG AND PAPER COLLECTION OF C. DEAN

RASMUSSEN - Large white notebook which includes approximately 7 original and 8 reproduction catalogs. Including the 1917-1921 catalog, the 1913-1916 catalog and several of the 1928-1938 setter covered catalogs. 2 original 1939 catalogs. 3 original Hunter Arms Co. envelopes and various reproductions. A number of these catalogs were used for John Houchins book “The Legend Lives”. Interested parties should peruse this lot. CONDITION: Ranging from very good to excellent.

PROVENANCE: The C. Dean Rasmussen Collection. (600 - 900) *Part

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FANTASTIC BROWNING SUPERPOSED 4 BARREL SKEET SET ENGRAVING AND GOLD INLAYS

BY JOHN WARREN - SN. 47127 S75. A 12ga, 20ga, 28ga and 410ga set. All bbls are 28” w/2-3/4”chambers. low profile matted ventilated top rib with white mid and Bradley front beads. All have scroll engraving flourishes, SN, proof marks and skeet choke markings on left sides. Custom skeet style forend is checkered in point pattern with floral and scroll engraved iron. Superposed receiver is adorned in beautifully engraved shaded scrollwork with gold wirework flourishes. Left side with large multi colored gold relief inlay of a flying pheasant. Right side with large gold relief inlaid grouse in woodland scene. Bottom of action with detailed large gold relief inlaid woodcock in oval. Engraved top lever with gold inlaid fleur de lis. Gold inlaid “S”, “ U” and “B” around engraved safety/ selector slide. Long tang trigger guard is scroll engraved w/gold inlaid quail in gold wire border. Signed “JOHN WARREN ENG” on right trigger tang. The fine custom English walnut pistol grip buttstock is checkered in point pattern through the wrist w/monte carlo comb and terminats with a black Old English pad. Housed in a Hartmann 4-bbl case. John E. Warren (1904-1987) is considered to be one of the most accomplished American engravers of the 20th century and the artistry and execution on this project is easily appreciated. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 12oz. DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 1-1/4” at front of MC; 1-3/4” at rear of MC. LOP: 14-1/2”. CONDITION: Excellent retaining more than 97% beautifully custom finish to all wood and metal surfaces. Bores are all brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are fine. Stocks are sound with only minor handling marks. Case is excellent. MODERN. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (7,000 - 12,000)

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Lot 331

SCARCE BODSON ENGRAVED BROWNING BAR GRADE IV IN 7MM REM MAG

CALIBER - SN. 437PZ01006. Made with 24” round barrel that has makers name on left, caliber markings on right. Forend is nicely checkered and carved in shaded floral scroll pattern with punch dot border. French gray finished receiver is nicely engraved with Elk on right, Moose on left both in game scenes surrounded by well executed shaded scroll and signed “M. Bodson” on left side. Gold plated trigger. Trigger guard and magazine cap with nice shaded scroll. Mounted with a very pretty piece of European Walnut that is floral carved and punch dot border checkered in

two point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original black in color Browning white lined waffle pad. WEIGHT: 8lbs 4oz. LOP: 14” CONDITION: Excellent as lightly field used. Barrel retains nearly all of its original blue. Forend is excellent and sound with crisp checkering. French gray is excellent on receiver showing use and some staining. Top of frame with evidence of an early scope base. Buttstock is excellent with tight stress cracks emanating from the rear of the trigger guard, checkering is crisp and finish is overall excellent with only very minor impressions. Bore is bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. MODERN. (3,250 - 4,250)

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SCARCE

BROWNING SUPERPOSED POINTER

GRADE 20 GAUGE SKEET GUN - SN. 57765V69. Made with 28” bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, low profile ventilated matted top rib with twin ivory beads. Skeet style forend is checkered in point pattern and has French gray lightly engraved push button release. Left side of bbl with skeet choke markings at breech end. French gray receiver engraved with light scroll and has Setter in marsh scene with fallen duck on left. Pointer in field scene with fallen pheasant on right and two quail in oval portrait on bottom. Gun is signed on right side “A. MARECHAL”. Gun made with gold plated SST, auto ejectors and non auto safety. Short tang trigger guard with two pheasants on bow and light scroll. Flat knob pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist has beautiful fiddleback figure and terminates with Browning pad.

WEIGHT: 6lbs. 10oz. Bore Diameter: .623(Bottom) .624(Top). Bore Restriction: .004(Bottom) .005(Top). DAC: 1-7/16”. DAH: 1-7/8”. LOP: 14-1/2”. CONDITION: Excellent as lightly field used. Bbl retains 95-97% of its original blue. Stocks are sound and excellent with minor handling marks. Checkering is crisp. Receiver retains more than 95% of its original gray finish with very little staining. Trigger has some gold loss. Bores are bright and shiny with some light fowling. Mechanics are crisp. Gun is tight and sound. A very rare sub gauge Superposed in many collectors favorite grade. No salt issues noted when we tested the stocks with silver nitrate. C&R.PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (4,000 - 6,000)

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SCARCE BROWNING SUPERPOSED DIANA

GRADE 12 GAUGE - SN. 28899 S74. Made in 1974 with 26-1/2” bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have low profile matted ventilated top rib with large white front bead. Bbl flats with “SKEET” choke markings. Skeet style forend with engraved latch release and forend is removable. French Gray action, engraved by J.M. Debrus with pheasants on left, quail on bottom, ducks on right all surrounded by well executed floral scroll in near full coverage. Gold plated SST, auto ejectors, non-auto safety. The long tang flat knob pistol grip buttstock is checkered in point pattern through the wrist, is of nicely figured walnut, and terminates with its original Browning white lined waffle pad. WEIGHT: 8lbs.

7oz. Bore Diameter: .727(Bottom) .726(Top). Bore Restriction: .008(Bottom) .006(Top). DAC: 1-13/16”. DAH: 1-7/16”. LOP: 14-3/8”. CONDITION: Excellent as field used. Bbls retain more than 97% original blue with some thinning ahead of forend. Forend is sound and excellent with original finish. Action is excellent with some minor staining noted, engraving is excellent. Buttstock is sound and excellent with original finish starting to craquel near butt. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are fine. MODERN.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (3,500 - 5,500)

Lot 334

SCARCE BROWNING SUPERPOSED DIANA

GRADE 12 GAUGE TRAP GUN - SN. 4190S9. Made with 32” bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have Broadway matted top rib with twin ivory beads. Bbls with choke markings imp. mod/ full. Trap style forend checkered in point pattern has engraved push button latch release and engraved irons. French gray receiver beautifully engraved in Diana pattern with pheasants in woods scene on left, quail on bottom, geese in marsh scene on right and bunnies in wood scene on the short tang trigger guard. Engraving is signed “F. MARECAL” on both sides. Top of action stipple engraved with floral pattern at head of top lever. Gun made with gold plated SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. The short tang flat knob pistol grip buttstock is nicely fiddleback figured and is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with what appears to be its original white lined Browning brand waffle pad.

WEIGHT: 8lbs. 3oz. Bore Diameter: .724(Bottom) .724(Top). Bore Restriction: .030(Bottom) .039(Top). DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 1-5/8”. LOP: 14-1/2”. CONDITION: Excellent and appears all original. Bbls retain more than 97% of their original blue with some thinning at forearm slide area. Stocks are sound and excellent and retain nearly all of their original high gloss finish with some areas of bubbling and minor handling marks. Receiver is excellent retaining most all of its original French gray with some minor staining note. Engraving is excellent. Trigger with flaked gold plating. Mechanics are crisp. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Gun is tight though it does show some light use and would benefit from a gentle ultrasonic cleaning. We have removed the buttstock and tested it with silver nitrate and find no evidence of salt in the wood and there is no evidence of pitting around the frame. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (2,500 - 4,000)

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FINE

CUSTOM BROWNING SUPERPOSED ENGRAVED IN MIDAS PATTERN BY J BAERTEN

WITH CASE - SN. 10155S3. Made with 28” Special Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers(now measure 2-7/8”), that have low profile matted ventilated top rib and has small white mid and fluorescent pink front bead. Breech ends of bbls engraved in floral scroll Midas Grade pattern. Custom skeet style shaped forend is carved in floral scroll and checkered on sides. Irons are blued and floral scroll engraved. Blued receiver engraved by master engraver Jose Baerten and signed by him on both sides. Left side with 3 gold inlaid pheasants in woods scene, right side with three gold inlaid mallards in marsh scene. Bottom with two gold quail in flight and trigger guard bow with two large gold bunnies. All animals surrounded by well executed deep cut shaded floral scroll. Gun made with gold plated SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Bbls now have Briley thin wall choke tubes installed. Custom

American Walnut buttstock carved in leaf scroll pattern on the side panels. The wrist is checkered at grip and butt terminates with a soft black Kickeez brand pad. Pistol grip is capped with what appears to be floral leaf engraved sterling silver cap with initials “ML” at center. Long tang trigger guard with floral scroll. Housed in an Americase aluminum casing with light blue velvet interior. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 13oz. Bore Diameter: .724(Bottom).725(Top). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 14-3/16”. CONDITION: Excellent as period customized and retaining nearly all custom finish to both wood and metal surfaces. Mechanics are excellent. Bores are bright and shiny. Stocks with very light beginning craquelure in the finish in a couple of small areas. Case is excellent with minor rub marks and minor soiling. MODERN. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (2,500 - 4,000)

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BROWNING

SUPERPOSED 12 GAUGE DIANA

GRADE BROADWAY TRAP - SN. 27212S4. Made in 1974 with 32” Broadway ventilated matted rib bbl, 2-3/4” chambers, that has twin ivory beads. Bbl lumps are open floral scroll engraved and side of left bbl with SN and mod./full choke marks. Trap style forearm checkered in point pattern with finger grooves on sides and iron is near full coverage floral scroll engraved. French gray Superposed receiver engraved in full Diana pattern by A. Marechal and signed on both sides. Left side with five pheasants in woods scene, right side with four ducks in pond scene and bottom with two quail in flight. Long tang trigger guard with bunnies at center all surrounded by well executed deep cut shaded floral scroll. Gun made with gold plated SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. The long tang flat knob pistol grip buttstock is of flame grained American Walnut and checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original Browning white lined waffle pad.

WEIGHT: 9lbs. 4oz. Bore Diameter: .723(Bottom) .725(Top). Bore Restriction: .019 (Bottom) .039(Top). DAC: 1-1/4”. DAH: 1-1/2”. LOP: 14-1/2”. CONDITION: Excellent as lightly field used. Bbls retain more than 97% of their original blue. Forearm is sound and excellent. Forearm iron with minor beginning frosting on tip. Receiver is overall very good to excellent with a small patch of beginning oxidation on right side at bottom and some beginning minor staining noted elsewhere. Buttstock is excellent with minor handling marks and beginning cracquelure in a couple of areas in the finish but overall retains more than 97% of its original finish. Pad is beginning to collapse at center. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are fine. Top lever is right of center. The gun has seen little use. MODERN.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (2,500 - 4,500)

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SCARCE CUSTOMIZED BROWNING SUPERPOSED POINTER GRADE 12 GAUGE BROADWAY TRAP 2 BARREL SET WITH CASE - SN. 2687S2. Made with two set of 32” Broadway rib bbls both with 2-3/4” chambers. Bbl Set 1 marked for imp/mod and full chokes. Set 2 marked for skeet and imp/mod chokes. Both bbl sets with field style forends that are checkered in point pattern and have pointer grade scroll engraved irons and latch releases. French Gray receiver engraved in pointer grade pattern with Setter in marsh scene on left, Pointer in upland scene on right, quail on bottom and two pheasants on the long tang trigger guard all surrounded by well executed tight scroll and signed “M. MAGIS” on bottom of left game scene. Gun made with gold plated SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. The round knob long tang pistol grip buttstock is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a modern Browning ventilated white

lined waffle pad. Stock has been shortened 1/2” and that piece remains with the gun in the Browning Hartmann 2 bbl set case which accompanies this gun. Also included in the case is a Browning pamphlet and a couple of miscellaneous parts that were replaced on this gun including a trigger and hammer. BBL SET 1.) Weight: 7lbs. 10oz. Bore Diameter: .724 .723. Bore Restriction: .019 .026. BBL SET 2.) Bore Diameter: .725 .727. Bore Restriction: .005 .021. DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 1-5/8”. LOP: 14-1/2”. CONDITION: Excellent as field used and period modified. Bbls both retain more than 95% of their original blue. Bbl Set 2 forearm iron with oxidation. Frame retains most of what appears to be its original French Gray finish. Factory long tang trigger guard is very good with staining at tang. Buttstock appears to be an expert replacement likely by Art’s Gun Shop and retains nearly all of its custom finish with only light handling marks. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are fine with trigger feeling a touch spongy. Case is good with stains, foxing and would benefit from gentle cleaning. MODERN.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (2,500 - 4,500)

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SCARCE EARLY BROWNING SUPERPOSED 20 GAUGE 2 BBL SET

FIELD GUN - SN. 17992. Made in 1960 with 2 sets of factory original 28” bbls both with 3” chambers. Both sets of bbls with low profile matted ventilated top rib with white mid and red front beads. Bbl set 1 with mod/full choke markings on left side. Bbl set 2 with imp. cyl./mod. choke markings. Both bbl sets with field style forearms that are checkered in point pattern on sides and have blued irons. Both bbls with 2-3/4” and 3” chamber markings on left side of top tube. The blued action is lightly floral and scroll engraved in Grade 1 pattern and stamped “LIGHTNING / BROWNING” on bottom. Blued long tang trigger guard with light scroll engraving. Gun made with gold plated SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Round knob pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist with straight grain terminates with what appears to be its original Browning hard rubber buttplate. Housed in what appears to be its original Browning Hartmann 2 bbl set case. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 4oz. BBL SET 1.) Bore Diameter: .613(Bottom) .612(Top) Bore

Restriction: .024(Bottom) .045(Top). BBL SET 2.) Bore Diameter: .611(Both). Bore Restriction: .013(Bottom) .021(Top). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/8”. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Excellent as field used. Bbl sets with approximately 95% original blue. Bbl set 1 with light scratches towards muzzle. Forearms are both excellent with minor impressions. Receiver with about 95% of its factory original blued remaining. Trigger guard with 95% of its original blue. Trigger with plating flaked to about 30%. Buttstock is sound with scattered light impressions and a few areas with added finish and darkening. Buttplate with beginning worm holes at toe otherwise very good. Case is excellent with rub marks and some staining to interior. A very handy and rare sub gauge Superposed. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (2,500 - 4,000)

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SCARCE BROWNING SUPERPOSED GRADE 1 410 GAUGE SKEET GUN - SN. 3797J70. Made with 26-1/2” bbls that have low profile matted ventilated top rib with twin ivory beads. Bbl lumps with SN and Skeet choke markings. Skeet style forend checkered in point pattern with blued latch release. Blued Grade 1 frame is lightly floral scroll engraved. Gun made with auto ejectors, gold plated SST, non-auto safety. Short tang flat knob pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original Browning ventilated white lined pad. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 15.8oz. Bore Diameter: .408(Rt) .410(L).

Bore Restriction: .002(Rt) .005(L). DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 1-5/8”. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Excellent showing limited use. Bbl retains more than 97% original blue with beginning freckling on left side at breech. Stocks are excellent and sound and retain nearly all of their original gloss finish. Action is excellent with more than 97% original blue, a hint or two of erosion can be seen on the bottom of the frame. Mechanics are fine and crisp. Gun has been used very little. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (2,750 - 4,250)

Lot 340

SCARCE FIELD CHOKED 20 GAUGE BROWNING SUPERPOSED LIGHTNING FIELD GUN - SN. 31596V4. Made in 1964. Made with 28” bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, with imp. cyl./ mod. choke markings. Bbls with low profile ventilated matted top rib that have small steel front bead. Field style forearm checkered in point pattern on sides with blued push bottom latch release. Blued receiver is lightly floral scroll engraved and stamped “BROWNING” on bottom. Gun made with gold plated SST, auto ejectors, and non auto safety. Blued long tang trigger guard with light engraving. The round knob pistol grip buttstock lightly figured with some fiddleback is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original Browning HRBP. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 5oz. Bore Diameter: .620(Bottom) .622(Top). Bore

Restriction: .008 (Bottom) .014(Top). DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 2”. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Excellent as field used. Bbls retain more than 95% of their original blue. Receiver is excellent with beginning thinning at carry point and at trigger guard tang but still with more than 95% of its original blue throughout. Stocks are very good to excellent with numerous light impressions. Checkering remains crisp and original. Gun shows more handling wear than significant use. Trigger with gold flaking at contact point. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. A great early RKLT small bore longer bbl lightning superposed. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (2,500 - 3,500)

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BROWNING SUPERPOSED 12 GAUGE GRADE

1 BROADWAY TRAP GUN - SN. 15445S73. Made with 32” , 2-3/4” chambers, fluid steel bbls that have a wide broadway low profile matted ventilated top rib with twin ivory beads. Trap style point pattern, checkered forend with unengraved blued release. Blued action with light floral scroll on sides and engraved “Lightning/ Browning” on bottom. Light scroll on trigger guard bow. Gun made with gold plated SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Long tang flat knob pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern with

light grain and terminates with its original Browning white lined waffle pad. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 13oz. Bore Diameter: .721(Bottom) .723(Top). Bore Restriction: .016(Bottom) .038(Top). DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 1-1/2”. LOP: 14-1/2”. CONDITION: Extremely fine and near mint. Appears very lightly field used but retains nearly all of its original finish to all wood and metal surfaces. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Gun is tight and top lever sits far right of center. Gun shows only very minor handling marks. Mechanics are crisp. MODERN. (1,250 - 1,750)

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FINE BROWNING GRADE 2 BSS SPORTER 20

GAUGE - SN. 02547RP168. Made with 26” bbls, chokes imp. cyl/ mod, that have raised matted rib with small brass front bead. Semi beavertail forend checkered in point pattern with lightly engraved Deeley release and irons. Boxlock action lightly engraved in Grade 2 pattern. Gun made with gold plated SST, auto ejectors and auto safety. Straight grip butt checkered in point pattern through the wrist is nicely figured and terminates with its original Browning

buttplate. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 10oz. DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: 14-1/8”. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retaining nearly all original finishes to both wood and metal surfaces. Only minute handling marks noted. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. The BSS guns are well made and becoming increasingly collectable in the higher grades. MODERN. (1,750 - 2,750)

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BROWNING CITORI

MODEL 725 12 GAUGE TARGET GUN WITH

FACTORY BOX - SN. 16080ZT131. Made with 30” ported bbls, 3” chambers, that have low profile matted top rib with white mid and front bead. Bbls with Invector DS choke tube system. Forearm checkered on sides with unengraved coin finished Deeley latch release and oval pattern engraved iron with gold inlaid Browning logo on sides. Coin finished action with oval pattern on sides and “725” towards butt end and bottom of action engraved “BROWNING 725 SPORTING”. Short tang trigger guard with Browning emblem on bow. Gun made with gold plated SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Flat knob pistol grip buttstock with right handed palm swell checkered through the wrist and terminates with a black “INFLEX TECHNOLOGY” brand pad. Housed in a black Browning cardboard box with non matching SN end label. In box is a full set of choke tubes as well as original manuals for this model gun. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 10oz. DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-3/8”. LOP: 14-7/8”. CONDITION: Excellent as lightly field used. Retaining more than 97% original finish to all wood and metal surfaces. Stocks with minor light handling marks and a small area of light impressions at center of butt on left side but generally excellent and crisp overall. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Box is very good with end label partially removed and scattered rub marks. MODERN. PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (1,200 - 1,800)

Lot 344 BROWNING CITORI ULTRA GOLDEN CLAYS 12 GAUGE - SN. 24235NTD13. Highly embellished Japanese made O/U double bbl shotgun chambered for 2-3/4” 12 gauge shells, circa 1996. Features high polished blued 28” ported bbls with wide ventilated ribs and removable “Invector Plus” chokes, automatic ejectors, white bead sights, single gold adjustable trigger and sliding tang safety/bbl selector. Near full coverage floral scroll engraved receiver with gold inlaid line borders, game bird metamorphosing into a clay pigeon scenes on the sides and two clay pigeons on the underside. Finely checkered fancy walnut Schnabel forend and flat knob pistol grip stock with thin hard black recoil pad. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 15oz. DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 14-7/16”. CONDITION: Excellent. Showing light field used. Bbls retain nearly all of their original blue. Coin finish on action and gold is excellent. Buttstock is near mint with only very minor handling marks. Forend is excellent to near mint with small grain separation emanating on top of forend 3” from muzzle end and extends approximately 1” toward checkering, this should be a very easy fix to make invisible. Gun is tight. Mechanics are crisp. Bores are shiny. MODERN. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (1,000 - 1,500)

Lot 345 BROWNING 12 GAUGE BT99 WITH CASE - SN. 01138MY171. Made with 34” bbl, 2-3/4” chamber, that has raised matted ventilated top rib with twin white beads. Gun made with Invector Plus choke system. Trap forend checkered on sides with unengraved blued Deeley latch release and iron. Unengraved blued receiver. Short tang trigger guard with Browning logo on bow. Flat knob pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with an adjustable Kickeez black pad. Housed in a navy blue with brown leather trim brass appointed Browning brand case that has navy blue velvet interior. Case with choke tubes and original paperwork. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 8oz. Bore Diameter: .737. DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 1-5/8”. LOP: 13-3/4”(adjustable). CONDITION: Extremely fine as lightly field used with only very minor handling marks. Bore is bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Case is excellent with minor rub marks. MODERN. (1,000 - 1,500)

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BROWNING CITORI

MODEL 425 12 GAUGE

SPORTING GUN - SN. 15485NM853. Made in 1990 with 28” bbls, 3” chambers, that have low profile matted ventilated top rib with small steel front bead. Bbls with Invector Chokes. Slim forend checkered in diamond pattern on sides with Deeley latch release and made in field style. Coin finished action nicely engraved with ducks on left and pheasants on right and scroll in about 70% coverage. Gun made with gold plated SST, non auto safety and auto ejectors. Nicely figured American Walnut buttstock checked in point pattern throughout. The wrist has ball grip, long tang

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trigger guard and terminates with a ventilated Browning brand pad. In excellent original condition! WEIGHT: 8lbs. 2oz. DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-5/8”. LOP: 14-3/8”. CONDITION: Excellent, showing light field use. Bbls approximately 97% original blue showing some very minor spotting towards muzzle. Stocks are sound and excellent with only very minor handling marks. Coin finish is excellent with very minor beginning staining toward bottom of frame. Mechanics are crip. Bores are bright and shiny. Ejectors are in time. MODERN. (900 - 1,400)

AS NEW BROWNING CITORI GRADE 1 16 GAUGE WITH BOX - SN. 23344ZM131. Made with 28” bbls that have 2-3/4” chambers and Invector choke tubes. Original Browning sticker on bottom bbl. Field style forend checkered on sides in point pattern with unengraved blued latch release and iron. Blued receiver lightly floral engraved in Grade 1 pattern with gold embossed “BROWNING” on the short tang trigger guard. Gun made with gold plated SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Round knob pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original Browning brand buttplate. Housed in its factory original box with matching end label. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 5oz. DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 14-1/2”. CONDITION: Extremely fine and near mint. Appears factory test fired only. Retaining virtually all its original factory finishes to all wood and metal surfaces. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Box with minor rubs and accessories appear unused. MODERN.

PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (700 - 1,200)

Lot 348

BROWNING CITORI

16 GAUGE FIELD

GUN - SN. 35200NW223. Made with 28” Special Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have low profile ventilated matted rib with two small white beads, Invector choke tubes installed. Field style forend with blued Deeley latch release checkered in point pattern on sides. Blued action is very lightly floral scroll engraved and stamped “BROWNING CITORI” on bottom. Gun made with gold plated single trigger, auto ejectors and non auto safety. Mounted with a very pretty piece of fiddleback walnut that has round knob grip is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a thin brown Decelerator brand pad. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 10oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .028(Rt) (L). Bore Diameter: .732(Rt) .729(L). Bore Restriction: .004 (Rt) .017(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-3/8”.

LOP: 14-3/4”. CONDITION: Excellent as lightly field used. Bbl retains 95-97% original blue with some beginning thinning at muzzles. Forearm and buttstock are excellent with minor handling marks and impressions and retain more than 95% of their glossy original finish. Forearm iron with thinning original blue on sides. Receiver retains most all of its original blue as does trigger guard. Trigger with about 1/2 of its original gold plating remaining. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. MODERN. PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (600 - 900)

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engraved blued latch release. Blued action with light scroll on sides and bottom stamped Browning/Citori. Gun made with gold plated SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Long tang flat knob pistol buttstock checkered in point

pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original Browning brand ventilated red pad. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 5oz. DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: CONDITION: Excellent as very lightly field used. Bbls and action with more than 98% of their original blue. Stock are excellent and sound with very minor handling marks and with most of their high gloss factory original finish. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. MODERN. (600 - 1,000)

original warning sticker and rib is adjustable. Small forearm checkered in point pattern with blued thumb inlet release. Right side of bbl with Browning logo and stamped “BROWNING RECOILLESS”. Matte finish receiver is unengraved with SN stamped on right. Gun has gold SST and Browning emblem on trigger guard bow. Mounted with a flat knob pistol grip buttstock

that is checkered at the wrist, Monte Carlo comb and adjustable Browning brand ventilated pad. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 9oz. Bore Diameter: .739. DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 1-5/8” at front of MC; 2-1/4” at rear of MC. LOP: 13-3/4”. CONDITION: Very good. Retains 90-95% original finish to wood and metal surfaces. Forearm with small crack and scattered impression and finish chips. Receiver and buttstock with small marks and finish losses throughout. Bore is bright. Mechanics are fine. MODERN. (500 - 700)

Lot 351 NEAR MINT BROWNING BPS MEDALLION GRADE 16 GAUGE WITH ORIGINAL BOX - SN. 10230ZV121. Made with 28” bbl that has matted ventilated top rib and small brass front bead. Original Browning sticker on bottom of bbl towards muzzle end. Bbl with Invector choke tube system. Forearm with finger grooves and checkered in point pattern. Action with three quail on left, two ducks in marsh scene on right surrounded by floral scroll. Gun made with gold plated trigger. Nicely figured straight grain buttstock checkered in point pattern at wrist has flat knob grip and terminates with its original HRBP. Housed in its original black Browning box with owners manual, trigger lock and choke tubes. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 15oz. DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 1-5/8”. LOP: 14-1/2”. CONDITION: Extremely fine and near mint. Appears factory test fired only. Bore is brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Box is excellent with only minor rubs. Mr. Phillips purchased this gun new and did not use it. MODERN. PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (500 - 800)

Lot 352 BROWNING BPS 16 GAUGE SHOTGUN WITH ITS ORIGINAL BOX - SN. 13393MP121. Made with a 26” bbl with raised ventilated rib, 2-3/4” chamber, that has small steel front bead. Forearm and buttstock are of straight grain walnut and are checkered in point pattern with finger grooves on forearm. Unengraved blue action, gold plated trigger. Flat knob pistol grip buttstock terminates with its original Browning HRBP. Gun accompanied with its factory original box and Invector choke tubes. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 1oz. DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 1-7/8”. LOP: 14-1/2”. CONDITION: Good to very good as field used. This gun was Mr. Phillips favorite bird gun and shows a good amount of honest field use with about 90% blue remaining on the receiver and bbl. Stocks are sound with scattered impressions, scratches and chips. Mechanics are excellent. Bore is bright and shiny. Box is excellent and original to this gun. Mr. Phillips was a Nevada clay target champion consistently finishing in the top 3 many times in the 25 years he used this gun any number of time to win and compete at the highest levels. MODERN. PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (250 - 400)

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BEAUTIFUL REMINGTON MODEL 3200

50TH ANNIVERSARY DUCKS UNLIMITED

EDITION - SN. 0U45976. Made with 27-1/2” Mono-bloc constructed ventilated rib bbls. Marked on top tube left side “12 GA 2-3/4” or Shorter shells” Mono-bloc section with shaded scroll engraving and makers name and patent info on right side. Wide grip forearm, checkered at center with mullered border with carved floral design on sides, has scroll engraved blued slide opener. Blued action is full coverage shaded scroll engraved and gold inlaid ducks on sides and gold line work bottom of receiver with gold border and engraved celebrating 50 years of conservation. Short tang blued trigger guard with scroll engraving on bow and tang. Gun made with SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Full capped P.G. Flame Grained American Walnut buttstock has checkered cheeks, is carved at wrist terminates with a black decelerator pad. Gun now

has choke tubes installed. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 7oz. Bore Diameter: .734(Bottom) .729(Top). Bore Restriction: Tubes Installed. DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 1-3/4”. LOP: 14”. CONDITION: Excellent lightly field used. Bbls retain nearly all of their original blue with beginning spotted at grip and choke tubes installed as noted above. Stocks are excellent and sound. Checkering is crisp retaining nearly all of their slightly dried hand rubbed finish. Action is excellent. Mechanics are excellent. Bores are bright and shiny with a hint of fowling. Very cool high grade gun which Mr. Hunter must have purchase through Ducks Unlimited helping them raise funds, as he had done for a great portion of his lifetime. MODERN. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (1,500 - 2,500)

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FINE EARLY REMINGTON MODEL 32 12

GAUGE GAME GUN - SN. 4884. Made with 28” bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have small steel front bead and chokes marked at center post “IMP. CYL/MOD”. Top of bbl with makers name and patent info. Forearm checkered in point pattern with blued iron and blued lined Deeley latch. Blued action with doves stamped on sides, makers name, model and SN on bottom. Gun made with SST, auto ejectors and auto safety. Flat knob pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern and terminates with what is likely a replacement Remington branded lined buttplate. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 10oz. Bore

Restriction: .010(Rt) .020(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-3/8”. LOP: 13-7/8”. CONDITION: Excellent as lightly field used. Metal surfaces retain 95-97% of their original blue. Stocks are excellent, sound and retain most of their original finish with minor handling marks and impressions. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. A fairly scarce gun which is becoming increasingly collectable. MODERN. (1,250 - 1,750)

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SCARCE DUCKS UNLIMITED 12 GAUGE RUGER

RED LABEL SHOTGUN WITH CASE - SN. 410-38964. Made with 28” steel barrels, 3” chambers, that have low profile ventilated rib with brass front bead. Bbls with choke tubes. Checkered forearm with Deeley latch release. Coin finished receiver with ducks on sides and signed “Daniel Smith”. Capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern and terminates with a thin red pad. Gun made with single selective trigger, auto ejectors, and auto safety. Blued top lever and trigger guard. Housed in its original green canvas, leather appointed Ducks Unlimited case with green suede interior.

Choke tubes and paperwork included in case. WEIGHT: 7lbs 15oz. Bore Restriction: Choke tubes. DAC: 1-5/16”. DAH: 2-1/8”. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Extremely fine as very lightly field used. Retaining nearly all original finish to wood and metal surfaces. Bores are dirty but will clean to bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Case is near mint with only minor rubs. MODERN.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (700 - 1,100)

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12 GAUGE SHOTGUN BY BC MIROKU - SN.

M553907. Made with 28” bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, made by B.C. Miroku and exported to Germany this 12 gauge O/U has low profile matted ventilated top rib with small steel mid and front beads. Makers name on top of right tube. Large forearm with finger groves on sides checkered in point pattern has lightly border engraved iron and Deeley latch release. Blued 101 style action is lightly scroll engraved and has makers name on bottom. Gun made with gold plated SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Lightly figured white lined capped pistol grip buttstock with Monte Carlo and terminates with a white lined

makers basket weave red pad. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 9oz. Bore Diameter: .727(Bottom) .725(Top). Bore Restriction: .022(Bottom) .040(Top). DAC: 1-1/4”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: 14-3/8”. CONDITION: Very good as field used. Bbls with a couple areas of light loss. Buttstock and forend with scattered minor impressions, hunting bumps, and scratches. Receiver retains most of its original blue. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are fine. MODERN. (600 - 900)

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RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 101 PIGEON GRADE

XTR SMALL GAUGE SKEET SET W/ CASE - SN: PK268998. Desirable three-gauge skeet set made with 28” bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have matted ventilated top rib with two small white beads and engraved “Pigeon Grade” towards breech end. Each bbl set with its own checkered skeet forend with Deeley latch release. Coin finished boxlock action engraved in early Pigeon grade pattern with scrollwork on sides, the iconic pigeon and “Winchester” on bottom. Gun made with SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Flat knob pistol grip buttstock with checkered side panels and point pattern through the wrist terminating with a composition buttplate. WEIGHT: 6lbs 11oz. (20 Ga) DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: 14”. Accompanied by a tan Winchester case with compartments for three bbls. CONDITION: Extremely fine as lightly used. Retaining nearly all of its original finishes to both wood and metal surfaces with only minor handling marks. Mechanics are crisp. Bores are bright and shiny. Case has soiled exterior and some staining. Interior is sound and clean. MODERN.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (1,500 - 2,500)

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WINCHESTER MODEL

101 20 GAUGE CUSTOM BUILT FOR THE RUFFED GROUSE SOCIETY WITH

CASE - SN. RGS20-111E. Made with 25-1/2” bbl, 3” chamber, with low profile matted ventilated top rib that has two white beads and is engraved towards breech end “THE GROUSE GUN”. Left side of top tube stamped “CUSTOM BUILT FOR THE RUFFED GROUSE SOCIETY”. Sides of bbls are nicely engine turned with light scroll on lumps. Left side of bbls with choke markings “IC/M” (imp. cyl./mod.). Beavertail forend with finger grooves on sides is checkered in point pattern with lightly scroll engraved coin finished Deeley latch release and irons. 101 coin finished action with setter on right, flushing grouse on left, gold inlaid grouse on bottom all surrounded by light scroll and floral engraving. Gun made with gold plated SST, auto ejectors and non-auto safety. Trigger guard with floral scroll on bow. The round knob pistol

grip buttstock with fleur de lis behind receiver and point pattern checkered through the wrist is of nicely figured American Walnut and terminates with a thin black Winchester brand pad. Gun is housed in it original black leatherette case with brass fixtures and red velvet interior. Top of case in gold print “ THE RUFFED GROUSE SOCIETY”. Case with keys and original paperwork included. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 6oz. Bore Diameter: .620(Bottom) .620(Top). Bore Restriction: .013(Bottom) .020(Top). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/8”. LOP: 14-1/8”. CONDITION: Extremely fine and near mint retaining nearly all factory original finishes to all wood and metal surfaces. Only very minor handling marks noted. Bore is brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Breech face appears factory test fired only. Case is very good with scattered foxing and minor rub marks throughout. MODERN.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (1,250 - 1,750)

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WINCHESTER MODEL

101 12 GAUGE PIGEON

GRADE - SN. PK187865. Made with 30” bbls that has low profile matted ventilated rib with twin ivory beads and marked “PIGEON GRADE” towards breech end. Bbls with Winchester proof on left side and choke markings. Lumps with light scroll. Large forend with lightly border engraved coin finished iron and has finger groves on sides. Polished coin finished action with pigeon on bottom and light scroll on sides. Gun made with blued SST, auto ejectors, and nonauto safety. Flat knob pistol grip buttstock with checkered side panels, checkered in point pattern through the wrist, and terminates with its

original black Winchester brand white lined pad. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 12oz. Bore Diameter: .733(Both). Bore Restriction: .023(Bottom) .033(Top). DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 1-3/4”. LOP: 14-1/4”. CONDITION: Excellent as lightly field used. Retaining more than 95% of its original finish to both wood and metal surfaces. There is a beginning grain separation emanating behind the top tang on the right side otherwise stocks are excellent with only minor handling marks. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. MODERN. (1,250 - 1,750)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 101 28 GAUGE - SN. K229534. Made with 28” Winchester Proof Steel bbls , 2-3/4” chambers, that have low profile ventilated matted top rib with two brass beads. Bbls are marked for skeet chokes. Forearm checkered with finger groves on sides has blued push button Deeley release which is lightly engraved and blued iron. Blued receiver lightly scroll engraved and has makers name on bottom. Trigger guard with scroll on bow. Gun made with SST, auto ejector and non-auto safety. Steel capped pistol grip buttsock checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates

with its original checkered Winchester brand buttplate. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 11oz. Bore Diameter: .550(Both). Bore Restriction: .003(Both). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 14-1/8”. CONDITION: Excellent as field used. Retains nearly all original blue on bbls. Stocks are excellent and sound with scattered handling marks in the high gloss finish. Receiver with thinning at carry point. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are fine. MODERN. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (800 - 1,200)

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SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1887

LEVER ACTION SHOTGUN - SN. 14697. Made in 1888. Made with 30” fluid steel bbl, 2-5/8” chamber, that is missing small front bead. Uncheckered forearm and blued plain steel magazine tube. Bottom of bbl and toe line have sling swivels. Casehardened action stamped “WRA CO.” on left. Grip tang with makers name and last patented date July 20, 1888. Uncheckered round knob pistol grip walnut stock terminates with a full steel checkered buttplate. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 2oz. Bore Diameter: .733. Bore Restriction: .033. DAC: 2-3/8”. DAH: 2-7/8”. LOP: 13”. CONDITION: Very good.

Bbl retains about 1/2 of its original blue with light losses and a couple of small areas of erosion. Tube with more than 25% of its original blue. Forearm is very good with a couple of significant old gouges on left and scattered handling marks elsewhere. Receiver has toned to mostly grey. Screws show some marring and a hint or two of case color remains in protected areas only. Buttstock with scattered handling marks and impression marks, rounding towards toe and retains about 1/2 of its original finish. Bore with patchy pitting, mechanics otherwise very good. ANTIQUE. (2,000 - 3,000)

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FINE EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 42 410

GAUGE - SN. 73868. Made in 1947 with 28” full choked plain bbl, 3” chamber, that has small steel front bead. Standard grade lined forend. Blued action which is unengraved. Flat knob pistol grip buttstock which terminates with its original Winchester buttplate. WEIGHT: 5lbs. 15oz. DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 13-3/4”. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl retains about 97% original blue. Slide shows some wear from

use. Action retains more than 95% original blue. Stocks are excellent and original with more than 95% of their original finish and have some minor handling marks and a few light scratches but excellent overall. Bore is bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. C&R. (1,500 - 2,500)

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SN. 926. Made with 30” round bbl with very short flat rib at breech end. Top of bbl engraved “John Gillette Gun Maker” Left side of bbl engraved “.500/.450 No. 2 MUSKET 480 GR.” Highly figured forend with large horn tip is checkered in point pattern with diamond shape and highly polished blued escutcheon. Casehardened action by John Gillette is nicely scroll engraved by former Colt engraver Ken Hurst (now deceased). Falling block action is finely polished, Knurled casehardened and scroll engraved lever on right which is engraved “Gillette/Match Rifle”. Mounted with finely blued climbing peep sight. Trigger guard bow and tang beautiful case colored with fine scroll at bow. Mounted with a beautiful piece of honey marble cake European Walnut which is checkered in borderless point pattern through the wrist, terminates with a blued steel buttplate. Full steel grip cap is blued with initials “JDJ” engraved and inlaid in what might be rose colored gold. Unattached Accessory. 20 unprimed .450 NO 2. RMC brass cartridges. WEIGHT: 9lbs. 14-1/2oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine and near mint, as custom built and finished by John Gillette, Doug Mann and Ken Hurst Gun appears to be test fired only with brilliant, shiny bore and retains virtually all of its beautiful custom finish to all wood and metal surfaces with only minute handling wear. Bore is bright and shiny. Mechanics are smooth. Checkering is crisp. Very fine match rifle by some of America’s most highly noted craftsmen. C&R. (3,500 - 5,500)

Lot 364 SCARCE

FIRST EDITION OF “THE MODERN GUNSMITH”

BY JAMES VIRGIL HOWE WITH ORIGINAL SLEEVE - Published in 1934, two volume set with original lined hardboard sleeve. Signed by the author on the inside of volume 1, “With the best wishes of the author, J.V.Howe, 1934”. CONDITION: Books are excellent with some soiling. Sleeve with losses and chipping. (75 - 150)

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Lot 365

FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 / AN ANTIQUE MADE

IN .32 WCF CALIBER - SN. 82973. Made in 1895 24” octagon bbl that has buckhorn adjustable blue rear sight and German silver front blade sight. Gun made with button magazine. Top of bbl with makers information at center and caliber marking at breech end. Uncheckered stocks. Plain finish blued receiver. Casehardened lever and hammer. Top tang with model number, makers name and patent info. Buttstock terminates with its original crescent blued steel butt. WEIGHT: 6 lbs. 15oz. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains more than 70% of its plum brown original blue. Receiver with about 65% of its toning original blued. Forend cap with more than 60% of its original blue. Lever with about half of its original light case color. Buttstock and forearm with finish added and some

dents steamed up are very good. Rear top tang screw maybe an old replacement and rear sight with some blue added. Buttplate with more than 90% of a properly restored blue finish. Bore is very good with some pitting present. Mechanics are excellent. A very pretty western rifle. ANTIQUE. PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (1,500 - 2,500)

Lot 366

AS NEW WINCHESTER MODEL 94 CARBINE

WITH

ORIGINAL BOX AND PAPERWORK - SN. 2241277. Made in 1956 with 20” round bbl that has adjustable rear sight and hooded ramp front sight. Bbl with usual makers name, caliber info on left side and proud original “WP” proof marks. Blued unengraved receiver with “WP” proof mark on top. Uncheckered stocks with butt having a diamond checkered steel buttplate. Blued lever trigger and hammer. Housed in what is undoubtably factory original serial numbered box with original brochure enclosed as well as a receipt dated April 29,1988 where Mr. Phillips purchased this exact Winchester from noted long time dealer William Drollinger. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 8oz. CONDITION: Appears as new factory test fired only. Retaining virtually all of its beautiful

original finishes to wood and metal surfaces. There are a couple of very light impressions on the left side of the stock towards the butt and one on the right side towards the toe. Stocks with beautiful open pores. Bore is brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are fine with original cosmoline. Box is very good with tattering to edges and corners, label is foxing and top of box with two punctures. We all hope to look this good at pushing 70 years old! C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (900 - 1,400)

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VERY NICE WINCHESTER MODEL 94 CARBINE - SN. 2419965. Made in 1959 with 20” round bbl that has adjustable rear buckhorn sight and hooded ramp front sight. Full length magazine tube uncheckered stocks. Left side of bbl with usual makers name model and caliber info, top of bbl and top of frame with original Winchester proof stamps. Unengraved blued receiver with SN on bottom. Buttstock with serrated steel buttplate. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 8oz. LOP: 13-1/8”. CONDITION: Excellent as lightly field used. Bbl retains more than 97% of its original blue. Stocks are sound and excellent with scattered light handling marks rub marks and impressions and an area or two

of added finish. Receiver retains about 95% of its original blue with beginning thinning towards SN. Loading gate shows very little wear and generally speaking the gun appears to be handled more than shot. Bore is bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (450 - 700)

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sight. Left side of bbl with usual makers markings and caliber marks as well as proud original “WP” proof marks. Blued receiver with SN and stamped “B” on left side. Original bolt with original matching number. Mounted with original Lyman adjustable peep sight. Trigger plate stamped “SPORTING” and gun has original Winchester

magazine attached.

point pattern through the wrist and has small cheek piece on left side and terminates with its original serrated steel buttplate. Accompanying this gun is its original leather sling. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 3oz. LOP: 13-3/4”. CONDITION: Excellent. Appears untouched and factory original in all respects. Bbl with more than 97% original blue. Has a couple of light scratches ahead of forearm tip on bottom. Stocks are excellent

contact points. Bore is brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are excellent though a bit gummy having been used very little with old drying grease present. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (3,000 - 5,000)

Lot 369

AWESOME

NEAR MINT PRE-WAR WINCHESTER MODEL 75 DELUXE SPORTER

WITH ITS ORIGINAL BOX - SN. 19054. Made with 24” round bbl with hooded ramp blade front sight. Left side of bbl with maker’s name, model number and usual patent information as well as “WP” proof mark at breech end. Action stamped “WINCHESTER /TRADEMARK” on left side with SN on right. Blued trigger plate stamped “SPORTING” original Winchester magazine attached. Diamond shaped checkered panels at foregrip and point pattern checkering at wrist. Capped pistol grip butt with original serrated steel buttplate which is blued. Gun is mounted with its period original Lyman 57E sight and the original box for that is also in the factory original box. Stock with sling swivels. Housed in its factory original Winchester box with original oil paper, Lyman sight box which this gun was shipped with as well as original bolt which still has the oil stained factory original hang tag with it. Factory original Winchester 75 manual and safety fold out which is also original to this gun. Top of box with beautiful and colorful Winchester Model 75 Sporting rifle label attached as well as proper original end label. WEIGHT: 5lbs. 10oz. CONDITION: Very near mint. Appears factory test fired only and retains virtually of its factory original finish to all wood and metal surfaces with original cosmoline still intact. Bore is brilliant and shiny. Stock is near mint with very crisp checkering and a couple areas of dried factory grease. Box is excellent with corner separations and scuff marks. Label is excellent with some minor foxing. C&R. PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. Mr. Phillips purchased this gun in 1972 from the original owner who never used it. Mr. Phillips kept it tucked away for the last 50 years in his private collection.

(1,250 - 1,750)

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Stock with ebony forearm tip diamond checkered

Lot 370

SCARCE PRE-64 WINCHESTER MODEL 70 ALASKAN

IN .375 H&H MAGNUM CALIBER - SN. 476155. Made with 25” tapered round bbl that had hooded front sight and adjustable rear sight. Left side of bbl with makers name, model and caliber stamp. Walnut stock checkered at grip area and at wrist with original slings. Blued trigger plate. Blued action with matching numbered bolt stock with original thin red white lined Winchester brand pad and small Monte Carlo at butt. Gun is mounted with a compact Leupold M8-2.5X compact scope. WEIGHT: 9lbs. 4oz.(with

scope). LOP: 13-1/2”. CONDITION: Excellent as very lightly field used. Bbl and receiver retain more than 97% of their original blue. Trigger plate with more than 97% original blue. Stocks are sound excellent and original with minor impressions and a light scratch here or there. Pad is still supple. Bore is bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Scope optics are clear. C&R. PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (2,000 - 3,000)

Lot 371

SCARCE WINCHESTER PRE-64 MODEL 70

WESTERNER BOLT ACTION RIFLE - SN: 539159. Cal. 264 Win Mag. 26” blue steel bbl. Hooded front sight, flip-up rear sight. 3-position safety. Walnut monte carlo stock w/ steel floorplate and plastic buttplate.

MFG 1961. CONDITION: Excellent. Gun retains most of its original factory finishes. Evidence of scope mounting on receiver. Crisp mechanics. Good bore. C&R. (1,000 - 2,000)

Lot 372

SUPERB NEAR MINT WINCHESTER MODEL 70

FEATHERWEIGHT IN .30-06

SPRINGFIELD

WITH ORIGINAL BOX - SN. 409964. Made with tapered 22” round bbl that has blued finish. Standard markings on bbl with matching SN on bolt. Late style safety and receiver tang. Bbl with hooded front sight and Lyman 16B folding leaf rear sight. Stock with checkering at forearm area and at flat knob grip has small Monte Carlo at butt with checkered aluminum buttplate. Accompanied by its factory

original box and paperwork. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 15oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine and near mint. Retains nearly all of its factory original finish to wood and metal surfaces with only very minor handling marks noted. Stock is sound with minor light impressions. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is brilliant and shiny. Box is very good with some storage wear present. These guns are somewhat ubiquitous but this example would be nearly impossible to improve upon. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (1,500 - 2,500)

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Lot 373

WINCHESTER PRE-64 M70 FEATHERWEIGHT BOLT ACTION RIFLE - SN: 331716. Cal. 270. 22” Blue steel bbl, hooded front sight and flip up rear. Dark walnut monte carlo stock w/ Aluminum floorplate and buttplate. MFG 1955. CONDITION: Very Good. Rifle

retains most of its factory metal finish. Stock varnish has been removed and replaced with rubbed oil. Crisp mechanics, bright bore. The classic “Rifleman’s Rifle” ! C&R. (1,000 - 2,000)

Lot 374

CUSTOM STOCKED WINCHESTER PRE-64 MODEL 70

FEATHERWEIGHT BOLT ACTION RIFLE - SN:414493. Cal. 30-06. 22” blue steel bbl, hooded front sight and flip-up rear. Jeweled claw extractor bolt. Custom fancy walnut monte carlo cheekpiece stock has checkering panels embellished with carved flowing acanthus borders.

Aluminum floorplate, ebony forend tip and grip cap. Thin brown white line pad and sling studs. CONDITION: Very good. Rifle shows normal handling marks on wood and sharp edge wear to metal surfaces. Crisp mechanics. Bright bore.C&R. (1,000 - 2,000)

Lot 375

FINE ORIGINAL WINCHESTER MODEL 70

FEATHERWEIGHT IN .30-06 CALIBER WITH SCOPE - SN. 448180. Made in 1959 with 22” tapered round bbl that has flip up rear sight and hooded ramp front blade sight. Left side of bbl marked “MODEL -70- FEATHERWEIGHT” and has makers name and caliber marking “-30-06 SPRG.-”. Stocked with straight grain walnut which is checkered at grip area and through the wrist. Blued receiver with SN on right side and blued trigger plate. Stock with original sling swivels and more desirable aluminum butt which is serrated. Matching numbered bolt. Mounted with a Burris 1-3/4X-5X scope. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 13oz.(with

scope). LOP: 13-9/16”. CONDITION: Excellent as lightly field used. Bbl retains nearly all of its original blue. Trigger plate with more than 97% original blue. Stocks are excellent and sound with scattered light handling marks and impressions with one more notable impression on left side behind grip area. Checkering mostly crisp. Bore is bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. Scope optics are clear. This gun appears to having more handling and safe wear than hunting use. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (1,000 - 1,500)

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Lot 376

PRE ‘64 WINCHESTER MODEL 70 FEATHERWEIGHT

IN .308 WIN CALIBER - SN. 422441. Made with 22” tapered round bbl that has flip up rear sight and ramp blade front sight. Left side of bbl with usual markings. Right side of receiver with SN and bolt with matching SN. Stock with checkering at forearm and at grip in point pattern and has sling swivels and terminates with a serrated thin black HRBP. Unengraved blued trigger plate. Gun is mounted with a Leupold VX-2 3-9X40 scope. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 1oz.(with scope). LOP: 13-5/8”. CONDITION: Excellent as lightly field used. Retaining more than 97% original on all metal surfaces.

Stocks with a few light handling marks impressions and minor chips in the finish are very good sound and original. The left side of the stock may have been exposed to prolonged sunlight as there is a little bit of sunlight fading in what appears to be the original finish. Receiver is original and is not capped for scope mount. Mechanics are excellent. Bore is bright and shiny with some dust. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (800 - 1,200)

Lot 377

WINCHESTER PRE 64 MODEL 70 IN 270 WIN

CALIBER - SN. 379146. Made with 24” round bbl that has usual maker and caliber marking on left side ahead of rear sight. Receiver has been capped with scope mounts. Front of receiver and breech end of bbl on left side with “WP” proof marks. Plain figured walnut stock checkered at foregrip and wrist. Butt terminates with original blued steel checkered buttplate. Gun has matching bolt and is currently mounted with a brown leather sling.

WEIGHT: 8lbs. 10oz. CONDITION: Bbl with about 95%+ original blue. Rear sight removed. Stock is very good to excellent with scattered impressions and handling marks and finish chips on left side towards butt. Bore is mostly bright and shiny. Mechanics are fine. C&R. (500 - 800)

Lot 378

FINE ORIGINAL WINCHESTER MODEL 61 IN .22

WINCHESTER MAG RF CALIBER WITH SCOPE - SN.

314808. Made with 24” round bbl that has blade front sight. Grooved forearm blued receiver is unengraved. Uncheckered plain walnut buttstock which terminates with its original Winchester HRBP. Gun is mounted with a 4X full field Burris scope (grooved receiver). WEIGHT: 6lbs. 8oz.(with scope). LOP: 13-1/2”. CONDITION: Excellent as lightly field used. Bbl with a few minor handling marks and light scratches retains more than 97% of it original blue. Receiver retains nearly all of its factory original blue with

proud original SN and proof mark. Buttstock and forearm are excellent and sound with nearly all of their original finish and they have a couple of light impressions and an area or two of finish added for preservation. Sling swivel is missing near toe line. Bore is bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Scope optics are clear. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (1,500 - 2,500)

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Lot 379

SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 61 IN .22 WINCHESTER MAG RF CALIBER - SN. 297075. Made with 24” round bbl that has adjustable rear sight and fixed blade front sight. Left side of bbl with original markers name and trademark stamp and “MODEL 61 / 22 WIN. MAG. R. F.”. Grooved forearm. Blued receiver is grooved and unengraved and has “WP” proof mark on top. Uncheckered walnut butt with flat knob grip and original Winchester

Repeating Arms Co. HRBP. WEIGHT: 5lbs. 10oz. CONDITION: Excellent to extremely fine. Bbl retains 95-97% original blue with a very light scratch ahead of rear sight. Receiver with more than 97% of its original blue. Stocks are excellent to near mint with only very minor handling marks. Bore is bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. C&R.

PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (1,500 - 2,500)

Lot 380

CLEAN ORIGINAL WINCHESTER MODEL 63 MARKED “SUPERSPEED & SUPER-X” - SN. 49016A. Made with 23” round bbl that has front blade sight and rear adjustable ramp sight. Left side of bbl marked “MODEL 63-22 L. RIFLESUPERSPEED & SUPER-X”. Breech end of bbl and top of frame with small Winchester proof marks. Unengraved blued action with matching SN on frame and trigger plate. Uncheckered stocks. Full steel blued buttplate. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 1oz. CONDITION: Excellent. Lightly field

used. Bbl with more than 95% thinning blue. Forend cap with some flaking. Receiver with more than 97% original blue showing high point edge wear with minor use. Buttstock is excellent with minor handling marks. Buttplate maintaining half of its original blue has beginning gain separation at top. Grain separation on right side emanating from the frame about 2”. Bore with some fowling but will clean to excellent. MODERN.

PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (600 - 900)

Lot 381

WINCHESTER MODEL 63 22 LONG RIFLE “SUPERSPEED AND SUPER/X” - SN. 166348A. Made with 23” round bbl that has front blade sight and rear adjusted ramp sight. Left side of bbl marked “MODEL 63-22 LONG RIFLESUPERSPEED AND SUPER-X”. Breech end of bbl and top of frame with small PROUD Winchester proof marks. Unengraved blued action with matching SN on frame and trigger plate. Uncheckered stock. Full steel blued checkered buttplate. Stamped “NB” behind blued

trigger guard. WEIGHT: 5lbs. 15oz. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Bbl retaining about 80% of its original blue with poor storage losses towards muzzle, more so on bottom and left. Forend and cap are excellent and retain about 90% of their original finishes. Receiver is excellent with about 95% of its original blue. Buttstock is a nicely fitting, factory type replacement and retains nearly all of its custom finish with some minor handling marks and thinning towards toe. Bore is bright and shiny with well defined rifling. Mechanics are excellent. MODERN. (500 - 800)

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U.S. REPEATING ARMS COMPANY MODEL 63 SEMI AUTOMATIC

RIFLE - SN. ST2791. Made with 23” round bbl that has front blade sight and rear adjusted ramp sight. Left side of bbl marked “ WINCHESTER LINCENSEE US REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN , CT. USA / MADE IN JAPAN” and stamped towards breech end “MODEL 63 .22 LONG RIFLE”. Uncheckered forearm and flat knob grip buttstock which has blued steel buttplate. Blued forend cap and blued frame. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 3oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine and near mint. Is lightly field used. Retaining nearly all of its factory original finish to both wood and metal surfaces with some very minor handling marks and light scattered impressions. Bore is brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. MODERN. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. (350 - 550)

Lot 383

REMINGTON MODEL 700

KS CUSTOM SHOP MOUNTAIN RIFLE

WITH ZEISS SCOPE - SN. S6210797. Cal. 7 MM Rem Mag. Made in Remington’s Custom Shop with matte stainless 24” tapered round bbl. Caliber marking in script on left side, and proof marks at breech. Receiver with SN, makers name and model number on left side. Mounted in a gray Kevlar reinforced composite blind magazine and cheekpiece on left side. Black Remington buttpad. Mounted with Zeiss Diavari CM 3-9 x 36 scope in QD rings. WEIGHT: 7lbs 10oz. with scope. LOP: 13-1/2”. CONDITION: Excellent as lightly field used. Bore is bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Scope is excellent with clear optics. MODERN. PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (600 - 900)

Lot 384

REMINGTON MODEL 700 .223 REMINGTON CALIBER WITH HEAVY TARGET BBL, BIPOD AND SCOPE - SN. B6683412 Made with 24” bull round bbl. Markers name and patent info towards forend cap. Mounted with Leupold 12X scope and a Harris 1A2 ultralight bipod. Stocked in straight grained walnut with skip line checkering on forend and white lined forend nose cap. Skip lined checkered through the grip with cheek piece on left side. Original grip cap and buttplate are serrated and white lined. Bolt is engine turned. WEIGHT: 10lbs. 15oz.(with bipod and scope). LOP: 13-5/16”. CONDITION: Excellent as field used. Bbl with a couple of light scratches. Stocks are sound and excellent with scattered minor impressions most notably on left side below the action. Bore is bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Scope optics are clear. This set up would make an excellent eastern shore deer gun. MODERN.

PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. (650 - 950)

Lot 385

REMINGTON MODEL 700 BOLT ACTION RIFLE IN .223 REMINGTON CALIBER WITH LEUPOLD SCOPE - SN. S6270070. Varmint configuration rifle made with 26” heavy fluted stainless steel bbl. Mounted in black HS precision fiberglass stock terminating with black maker’s recoil pad. Maker’s name and caliber on top of bbl. SN and model number on left side of action. Jeweled bolt. Mounted with a Leupold 12X target scope w/ adjustable objective and fine duplex reticle. WEIGHT: 9lbs 12oz.(with scope) LOP: 13-1/2”. CONDITION: Excellent as field used. Retaining more than 95% of its original finished throughout with only light minor handling marks. Scope is excellent with clear optics. Bore is bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp.

PROVENANCE: Alan Phillips Estate Collection. Mr. Phillips used this gun with great success and thought highly of it as an excellent shooter. MODERN. (500 - 800)

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Lot 386

BROWNING HARTMANN CASE - Made for a 28” barrel Superposed Model. CONDITION: Excellent with minor rubs and handling marks. Interior cloth with only minor soiling. Original keys included. (200 - 300)

Lot 387

BROWNING ARMS BOXES (2)

- Original Browning Arms Co. boxes, 1 for a 16ga BPS Medallion SN 11681ZW121, the other for a Browning Superposed with no end label. CONDITION: Very good to excellent with minor rub marks and limited use. (150 - 250)

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A. GALAZAN 1

A.H. FOX ................................................................... 80-89

ABBIATICO & SALVINELLI ..................................... 203

AMERICAN ARMS INC. ...................................... 213,217

ANTIS, HARRY 102

ARMI GAMBA ............................................................. 226

ARMI TECHNICHE MARCHENO ............................ 219

ARMSPORT .................................................................. 215

AYA AUGUSTA 204

BALCIAR, GERLAD GEORGE ...................................... 70 BAYARD ....................................................................... 207

BC MIROKU ................................................................ 356

BERETTA 208,210

BIRCH, REGGIE ............................................................ 127 BRIDELL, DON ............................................................. 143 BROWNING .................................. 72-79,330-352,386,387 BRWER, JOSH 130 BURR, ELISHA 108 C. HUNT & CO. ........................................................... 177

CHAMBERS, TOM ........................................................ 111 CHAPUIS RGEX 222

CHARLES DALY DIAMOND 205 CHARLES OSBORNE & CO. ..................................... 190 COLT ........................................................................... 50A

CROWELL, ELMER ............................................... 107,110 CSMC 264B

DAISEY, DELBERT “CIGAR ................................ 139-142 DUCKS UNLIMITED .................................................. 355 E.J. CHURCHILL ......................................................... 193 ELLISTON, ROBERT 106 F.LLI PIOTTI ............................................................... 201

FOOTE, JIM ................................................................... 146 FRANZ SODIA ............................................................. 223 G. DEFOURNY 209 GEBRUDER MERKEL ................................................ 225

GIBIAN, WILLIAM 126,134 GREEN-LONDON ..................................................... 175B H. BENJAMIN .............................................................. 189 H. BURGSMULLER .................................................... 221 HAERTEL, HAROLD 118 HEINEMANN, BEN ...................................................... 132 HERCULES POWDER CO ...................................... 67-69 HERTER’S COMPANY ............................................... 119 HOLLAND & HOLLAND 174 HUEY, GEORGE ........................................................... 109 HUNT, LYNN BOGUE .............................................. 97,98 HUNTER ARMS ............................................................ 63 ITHACA 90-96,265-275 J. HASCHH ................................................................... 216 J.P. CLABROUGH & BROS ................................. 194,197 J.P. SAUER & SON ....................................................... 206 J.W. TOLLEY 191,192 JAMES PURDEY 176 JAMES STAFFORD .................................................... 70A JAMES VIRGIL HOWE .............................................. 364 JOINER, CHARLIE 129 KREIGHOFF 220,224 KYNOCH ...................................................................... 173 L. SANTINA BERNARDELLI .................................... 212 L.C. SMITH ................................................. 51-66,290-329 L.H. GIBBS 196 LAMAY, ART .......................................................... 103,104 LAWSON, OLIVER ....................................................... 128 LAWSON, OLIVER ....................................................... 135 LEFEVER ARMS CO. 44,46-49 MARLIN ..................................................................... 175A MASON DECOY FACTORY ............................... 115-117 MAUSER-WERKE ....................................................... 227 MCLOUGHLIN, JOHN 137,138 MERIDEN FIREARMS CO. .......................................... 50

MUELLER, KEITH 125 N. BODSON ................................................................. 214 NEUMANN AND CO. ................................................. 211 OLD CENTER RYE ..................................................... 169 PARKER BROS. 14-43,168,228-264C REINBOLD, GEORGE .................................................. 136 REMINGTON ................................ 175C,353,354,383-385 SCHMIEDLIN, JIM ............................................... 121-124A SKB 276 SMITH, BRETT ......................................................98A-101 STEVENS, HARVEY...................................................... 113

STRUNK, GEORGE....................................................... 131 TEPLEY, RON 148 TOMASONI ................................................................. 202 TRUEX, LEVI RHODES ............................................... 114

U.S. REPEATING ARMS CO ...................................... 382 US CARTRIDGE CO. 170 VALDEZ, VINCE 71 VERNEY-CARRON ...................................................... 218 VIZIER, JIMMIE...................................................... 144,145 W. HORTON 184 W.&.C. SCOTT 182,183 W.H. DAVENPORT ................................................. 197A W.H. MONKS .............................................................. 195 W.W. GREENER .................................................. 187,188 WARD BROTHERS 120,133 WATKINS, PEGGY ....................................................... 105 WEBLEY & SCOTT .................................................... 181 WESTLEY RICHARDS ...........................178-180,185,198 WILD, THOMAS 186 WINCHESTER ................................................................... 2-13,167,172,175,277-289,357-362,365-381 WOZNY, EDDIE ........................................................... 147

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