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Colt Model 1883 Boxlock Shotgun 12ga, 2 3/4" $3,495

28" SxS damascus barrels with brass front bead, flat matted rib marked

COLTS PT F A MFG CO HARTFORD CT U S A, and doll's head extension,

choked skeet & modified. 13 7/8" pull from front trigger to original Colt

black composition buttplate. 1 7/8" - 3 3/8" drop. No cast. Figured walnut

stocks with horn-inlaid, Deeley-release splinter forend, round knob half-

pistol grip, classic point-pattern checkering and vacant nickel-silver initial

oval. Border-engraved, casehardened receiver with blued furniture and

automatic top tang safety. Weight: 7lbs, 2oz. Antique, built in 1889. All

original condition and retaining 20% barrel brown, 20% casehardening

colors and 85% blue on toplever and bow of triggerguard. Tight and with

mirror-bright bores. Minimum barrel wall thicknesses .017" and .020". Sold

as collector's item only.


Alexander Henry Hammer Falling Block .450 3 1/4" BPE $7,950

Single Shot Stalking Rifle

27" round Henry-rifled barrel of fluid steel with block-mounted fine bead

front sight, 1 standing and 1 folding platinum-lined leaf sights. 14"pull from

checkered trigger to checkered steel trapdoor buttplate. Barrel Patent Use

No. 1454. Action Patent Use No. 352. Highly figured English walnut stocks

with horn forend tip, escutcheoned key fastener, classic point-pattern

checkering, sling eyes, scroll engraved steel pistol grip cap and vacant

silver initial oval. Fine scroll engraved receiver and sidelock action with left

hammer and stalking safety. Weight: 6lbs, 13oz. Built 1869. 98% blue. Faint 

traces casehardening colors. Crisp engraving. Excellent bore.

Gary L. Henry Custom Percussion .54 Calibre $4,295

  Hawken Rifle

36" full octagon Bauska barrel signed G HENRY with nickel-silver blade

front sight and smoothly dovetailed single buckhorn rear sight and brass-

tipped oak ramrod fastened in twin pipes to solid square bottom barrel rib.

Figured tiger maple half stock with pewter forend tip, double key fasteners,

double set triggers in pistol-grip triggerguard, long tang false breech, right

hand cheekpiece and steel crescent buttplate. H Robbins percussion lock.

All metalwork lustrously browned. Weight: 9lbs, 15oz. Built 1975. Little


Holland & Holland Hammer Underlever Sidelock 20/.577, 2 3/4" $29,975

Double Rifle

26" SxS fluid steel barrels with solid flat rib, bold front bead, 2 folding gold-

lined express sights engraved for 50 & 150, and 200 yards respectively,

hand-matted from rear sight to breech, swivel stud, and with doll's head

extension. Figured walnut stock with lever-release splinter forend, classic

point-pattern checkering, horn capped pistol grip, vacant brass initial oval,

beaded pancake cheekpiece, rear swivel stud, and Silvers red rubber recoil

pad. Border-engraved, back-action sidelocks with rebounding hammers,

Jones underlever, extended tangs: the top over the comb and the bottom to

the grip cap, and folding tang peep sight. Pull: 14 3/4" from articulated front

trigger to end of pad. Drop: 1 5/8" - 2 5/8". Cast-off: 1/4". Weight: 12lbs,

14oz. London black powder proofed. Charge: 7 drams. Built 1894. With

Holland weapon history and copy of order book entry. Major components

numbered 2 [of a one-time pair]. Tight on the face. 99%blue. Traces original

casehardening colors. Bore with some scattered pitting but generally mirror-

bright and with crisp rifling. With 80 new brass cases headstamped Holland

& Holland, custom sizing-decapping die and shellholder, and a supply of

both Woodleigh FMJ and Cutting Edge solids. In modern oak & leather

trunk case with extensive accessories and maker's label.


Isaac Hollis & Sons Hammer Toplever Sidelock .450 #1 & 16ga $7,450

Cape Gun

26" SxS damascus barrels with flat matted solid rib, fine bead front sight and

3 folding platinum-lined leaf sights engraved for 100, 200 & 300 yards.

Figured English walnut stock with horn forend tip, Deeley-release splinter

forend, classic point-pattern checkering with mullered borders, horn-capped

pistol grip, vacant brass oval, and original makers monogram checkered

hardrubber buttplate. Peninsular sidelock hammer toplever action with non-

rebounding hammers, double triggers, percussion fences, active doll's head

third fastener and extended bottom tang. Sling eyes on barrel and rear of

buttstock. Pull: 14 1/8". Weight: 8lbs, 6oz. 95% barrel brown. 70% original

casehardening colors. 90% original triggerguard and tang high-polish blue.

Excellent Metford-rifled and smooth shotgun bore. With loading data.


Steven Dodd Hughes California Half-Stock .54 calibre $5495

Percussion Rifle

32" hooked-breech slightly-tapered full-octagon barrel by Lynn Weimer

with deep-cut 1:60 twist rifling to stabilize a round ball, percussion-fenced

breechblock, blade front sight, base for (included) Rocky Mountain rear

sight, custom tang peep sight, and with brass-tipped ramrod retained by

double thimbles. Stocked in well-cured French walnut with cast-in-place

pewter forend tip, escutcheoned key fastener, steel triggerguard with

pineapple finial and pistol-grip tang, classic borderless flat-top checkering,

beaded cheekpiece, inletted patchbox and toeplate---both with pineapple

finials, and crescent steel buttplate. Bar-action sidelock action by Griffith

Tool Co., with double-set triggers by Walter Cain. Engraved by Mark Drain.

Maker's gold-inlaid SDH cartouche at breech. Pull: 13 7/8". Drop: 1 5/8" - 2

3/4". Cast-off: 1/2". Weight: 8lbs, 11oz. Blued barrel, casehardened lock,

breechblock and patchbox, and with registered and fire-blued screws.

Completed in 1987; the prototype for Steven Hughes series of nine

California rifles. Very little used---although two blacktail deer were taken

with the rifle by the maker, Steven Hughes. Pictured on the cover of GUNS

Magazine, April 1989, a copy of which, amongst other paperwork, is



Charles Lancaster Four-Barrel Pistol .476 Eley $13,975

Four, 6" drop-down, Lancaster-oval-bore barrels with nickel silver blade

front sight. Broad V-notch rear sight. Left-side thumb-lever double-top-latch

barrel release. Automatic simultaneous ejection. Tranter-type double-action

advance via folding trigger spur extending through detachable

triggerguard, and with single-action firing. Checkered walnut birdshead

grips. Striated backstrap. Lanyard loop. Assembly number 33 on various

internal small parts. Barrel set mostly turned brown and frame blue

flaked to about 50%. But, breech face shows no sign of the pistol ever

having been fired. All bores simply excellent. Excellent mechanical

condition. From the Lancaster records, pistol #8344 was sold in November

1892 to James Herbert Gustavus Meredyth (Lord Athlumley) who was at

that time a Lieutenant in the Coldstream Guards. In late 1892 he was

attached to, and serving with, the Egyptian Army.


Manton Percussion Sidelock 14ga $3,650

30" SxS damascus steel barrels with smooth concave rib, choked modified &

modified. 14 1/2" pull from front trigger to smooth steel buttplate. 1 1/2" - 2

1/8"drop. Figured European walnut stock with pineapple forend tip, brass-

tipped ramrod, keyed barrel fastener, straight English grip, vacant silver

escutcheon behind top tang, and classic point-pattern checkering at wrist.

Light scroll engraved sidelocks. Weight: 7lbs. Birmingham black powder

proofs. Sound working condition. In period mahogany case with brass

corners, containing powder and shot flasks, oil bottle, percussion cap

dispenser, extra ramrod with assorted tips, wadcutter, powder measure, and

[modern] nipple wrench.


J M Marlin Ballard No. 6 1/2 Third Model .38-55 $14,975

Rigby Off-Hand Mid Range

30" round barrel with Rigby flats, the top flat with Ballard banner intertwined

around an arrow, engraved at muzzle and with Ballard globe front sight.

Checkered, figured walnut, high-comb stock with horn-inlaid S-curved pistol

grip, cheekpiece, horn schnabel forend tip with extended widow's peak, &

nickel-plated brass Farrow-pattern scheutzen buttplate. Scroll engraved,

rebated and faceted receiver with elk on left and buffalo on right. Finger

loop loading lever. Checkered single trigger. Vernier tang sight. Weight:

9lbs, 11oz. Built ca 1880. 95% blue, 75% casecolors. Excellent bore.


Custom Marlin No.6 Off-Hand Scheutzen Rifle .22 LR $14,250


28" octagon-to-round barrel with fine wedding-band transition, windage-

adjustable spirit-level globe front sight, sleeved from .40 calibre to .22LR by

Arthur Hubalek. Superbly executed new custom stock of highly figured

European walnut, in Ballard's traditional off-hand scheutzen style, with

horn-inlaid schnabel forend tip, horn-inlaid S-curve pistol grip, classic point-

pattern checkering, high comb, cheekpiece, perch belly and silver-plated

Swiss buttplate. Silver plated action with rebated frame, double-set triggers,

ball-and-spur lever with smooth walnut inserts and mid-range vernier tang

peep sight, scroll and game scene engraved by Arnold Griebel, ca 1963---running

rabbits on the right and a squirrel in woodland scene on left. Winchester A-5

scope with fine crosshairs on micrometer-adjustable target mounts. Pull: 13

7/8". Weight: 11lbs, 11oz. Mfd ca 1887. Retaining 99%+ barrel blue, 99%

receiver silver plating and 98% hammer and breechblock casehardening

colors. Excellent bore.


H W Mortimer, Cased Pair Sidelock Flintlock .64 calibre $8,950

London Pistols

7" flat-topped round damascus smoothbore barrels with brass bead front

sights, engraved LONDON. V-notch rear sights. Stocked to the muzzles and

with fully checkered bag-handled grips and with vacant silver escutcheons

atop wrists. Lightly-engraved sidelock actions with rain-proof pans, roller-

bearing frizzens, and sliding safeties. Long-tang triggerguard with pineapple

finials. Brass-tipped ramrods with worm retained in fire-blued pipe. In

retailer R. Essex's green-baize-lined oak case with bullet mold, oil bottle,

powder flask, cleaning rod with tips, flints, balls, turnscrew, and bone-

handled brush. Retaining 80% barrel brown, 90% original high-polish blue

on triggerguards, traces of original casehardening colors on locks. Even the

engraver's stadia lines for the maker's name are still visible on the lockplates.


Pieper, Liege Side-Cocking 16ga, 2 5/8" $3375.

Toplever Boxlock

29 1/2" SxS barrels with fluid steel muzzles and breeches---and fine

damascus tubes in between, matted concave rib, sling swivel, choked

improved cylinder & full. 14 1/8" pull from front trigger to original black

hardrubber buttplate. 1 3/8" - 2 1/4" drop. Figured walnut stocks with Anson-release

splinter forend, horn capped pistol grip, classic point-pattern checkering, beaded

pancake cheekpiece, and rear swivel. Fine scroll engraved action with

double Purdey underbites, Greener crossbolt and rib-extension fourth

fastener. Weight: 6lbs, 3 1/2oz. 40% barrel brown. 20% original

casehardening colors. Tight, and with excellent bores.

Remington Double Derringer .41 Rimfire $595

3" Over & under barrels, marked on top: E. Remington & Sons. Ilion. N.Y. /

Elliot's Patent Dec. 12th 1865. With extractor. Checkered black hardrubber

grips. Sound, uncracked hinge. Mfd between 1870 - 1888. Traces of original



Custom Sharps Freund 1878 Borchardt Rifle .50-140 Sharps $13,750

30" original Sharps heavy full octagon barrel, marked both Old Reliable /

Sharps Rifle Co and Freund's Patent 1880, Durango Colo., with Freund's

patent blade front sight and tangent rear sight. Highly figured English

walnut stock by Classic Arms Corporation with horn forend tip, classic

point-pattern checkering with mullered borders, sidepanel details, horn-

inlaid S-curve pistol grip, long range vernier tang peep sight, beaded pancake

cheekpiece and checkered steel buttplate. Original Sharps Borchardt action,

casecolored, fine border-scroll engraved and with two bison on right and

wolves circling a bison on left by Robert Swartley. In full-length oak trunk

case with engraved brass escutcheon.


J H Snelling, Bronze Yacht Canon 2  1/4 inch bore $39,750

New York

36" bronze barrel with touch hole and integral trunnions; 4 1/4" diameter at

muzzle; 6 5/16" diameter at breech. Mahogany naval carriage with bronze

mountings and elevation screw. 8" diameter iron-rimmed wooden wheels

on bronze axles. 18" overall height, measured with barrel horizontal.

Absolutely magnificent. Very fine condition. 


US Springfield 1879 Trapdoor .45-70 $2,250

32 5/8" round barrel with two barrel bands, Buffington long range elevator

rear sight, and VP/EagleP proofs. Low-arch breechblock marked US Model

1873. Small-button, slotted-head cleaning rod. Flush, unbeveled, undated

lockplate marked with eagle and US Springfield. Straight-grooved trigger

with two-piece triggerguard. Fine-border-checkered hammer. Casehardened

tang. SWP 1886 cartouche on left side of stock. P in oval behind

triggerguard on butt. W O CODEY stamped into left rear of buttstock.

Smooth blued steel buttplate. 98%blue. Excellent bore.


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