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Axtell Rifle Co. Model 1877, No.1 Creedmoor .45-70 $7,450

30" tapered round barrel with dovetailed blade front sight, Rigby flat, and

gold band at breech. Stock of figured black walnut with ebony forend tip,

classic flat-topped point-pattern checkering, ebony-inlaid S-curve pistol

grip, and Axtell checkered black hardrubber buttplate. Casehardened action

with checkered hammer and trigger. Maker's name, calibre and border

engraving on the Rigby flat by Wm Gamradt. Pull: 14 3/8". Weight: 9lbs, 10

1/2oz. Soule vernier tang sight, adjustable for windage and elevation.

Originally delivered 2003. 99%+blue. With papers, extra Axtell spirit-level

windgauge front sight, and bullet mold.


Custom Marlin No.6 Off-Hand Scheutzen Rifle .22 LR $13,950.


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

adjustable spirit-level globe front sight, lined 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.


Blaser Model BL821 Luxus Grade .243 Win. $7,250

Falling Block Single Shot

23 1/2" barrel fitted inside an exterior tapered octagon outer "barrel" with

ramp front sight, sling swivel, and integral matted quarter rib with standing

express sight. Fully figured, oil-finished Turkish walnut stock with schnabel

forend-tipped splinter forend, black-capped pistol grip, point-pattern skip-

line checkering, fluted Bavarian cheekpiece, hinged trap for four cartridges,

and maker's original black composition buttplate. Stainless steel, falling-

block action cocks on the last half-inch of closing the underlever, would

normally be carried safely in the field, loaded, but with the underlever just a

half-inch short of being cocked, and may then be safely de-cocked with the

press of a button on the top tang. An almost redundant cross-pin safety,

mounted to the loading lever behind the trigger, at the shooter's option,

locks out the lever from closing fully and cocking the rifle. With Swarovski

Habicht 2.2-9x42mm Nova rail-mount scope with 30mm tube and fine 4A

duplex reticle on ERA Recknagel Classic steel quick-turn-off mounts fitted

discreetly to the rib. Coin-finished action engraved with oakleaf-bordered

game scenes of baying elk over a fallen comrade on left, a buck and doe on

right, another pair on the grip cap, and oakleaves covering the cartridge

trap. Pull: 14 1/4" from adjustable trigger. Weight: 8lbs, 4oz scoped; 6lbs,

15oz without. Built 1982 - 1990. Little used and with excellent bore.


Chapuis Armes Oural EX, Single Shot .300 Win. Mag. $7,450

Break-open Boxlock Stalking Rifle

25 1/2″ tapered round barrel with sling swivel, full integral rib, raised at

muzzle for beaded-blade front sight and raised at breech for matted quarter

rib with standing leaf express sight. Matted portion of quarter rib engraved

“Carabine – Oural Chapuis – France”. Fiddle-figured and lightly streaked

European walnut stock with schnabel-tipped Deeley-release splinter forend,

slightly-palmswelled steel-capped pistol grip, cheekpiece, sling swivel,

mercury recoil compensator, and classic point-pattern checkering. Coin

finished, scallop-backed, bolstered, boxlock action with manual top tang

safety, hold-open toplever, bushed firing pin, and beaded-edge long-tang

triggerguard, engraved with about 40% coverage fine scroll. Swarovski

Habicht 2.5-10x56mm scope with 30mm tube and bold 4A duplex reticle on

ERA quick-detachable mounts. Pull: 15 3/8" to Morgan-type adjustable

Decelerator recoil pad system. Weight: 9lbs, 11oz scoped; 8lbs, 2oz without.

Rate of twist: 1:10". Excellent condition with only light field use; tight, and

with mirror-bright bore.


Lloyd Chiswick of Custom Remington Walker .32-40 Win. $8,750

Classic Arms Corp. Hepburn Scheutzen Rifle

30 1/2" original Geo C Schoyen, Denver, barrel, with its original false muzzle,

a Schoyen aluminum bullet starter, and wind-gauge front sight. Fully figured

walnut stock by Gary Goudy with pewter forend tip, folding palm rest by

John Wills, classic point-pattern checkering, flat sidepanels, S-curve pistol

grip, flowing cheekpiece and nickel-plated brass Swiss buttplate.

Casehardened, original Hepburn breech-loading action built ca 1895 with

double-set triggers, converted to Walker underlever configuration by John

Wills, and engraved with intertwining scroll by Robert Swartley, with mid-

range vernier tang sight. Pull: 13". Weight: 13lbs, 14oz. Built late 1960s. 98%

barrel blue, 95% casehardening colors, crisp engraving and bright excellent



John Dickson & Son Martini-Actioned Stalking Rifle .303 British $9,975

24" barrel with full solid matted rib, protected front bead sight, sling eye, 1

standing, 2 folding and tangent elevator rear platinum-lined leaf sights. Fully

figured European walnut stock with horn-capped splinter forend, bakelite-

capped pistol grip, classic point-pattern checkering, sling eye, vacant silver

oval, and scroll engraved steel trapdoor buttplate. Partial coverage, fine

scroll and border engraved, high-polish blued Martini action with lever

safety, cocking indicator, casehardened loading lever and Lyman-style

folding tang peep sight. Pull: 14 3/4". Weight: 6lbs, 15oz. Built 1900. Nitro

proofed. 99% barrel blue. 95% receiver blue. Enfield rifled and with excellent

bore. In original leather & brass-trimmed canvas trunk case with accessories

and maker's label.


Roger Ferrell Custom Frank Wesson No. 1 .30 WCF $6,450

Mid Range Single Shot Rifle

30 1/2" octagon-to-round Douglas air-gauged barrel with wind gauge front

sight. Highly figured walnut stock with nickel-plated forend tip, classic

point-pattern checkering, S-curve pistol grip and smooth nickel-plated steel

buttplate. Nickel plated Wesson single-shot action built by Steve Earle with

ring loading lever, casehardened hammer and breechblock, and with long

range vernier tang sight. Pull: 14 1/4". Weight: 9lbs, 5oz. New condition.


Hastings & Hagn Custom Falling Block Rifle 20ga, 3 1/2" $10,950

26" fully-rifled round barrel with integral long full-band front sight, integral

full-band swivel base, and integral lugged quarter rib dovetailed for direct

attachment of [included] Talley 1" fixed rings and with 1 standing and 2

folding gold-lined express sights. Fully figured Turkish walnut stock with

Alex Henry forend---the barrel's stout lug-grooves soundly bedded in

complementary grooves inside the forend---classic English flat-top point-

pattern checkering with mullered borders, flat sidepanels fore and aft, steel-

capped pistol grip, beaded pancake cheekpiece, rear swivel stud and

pigskin-covered recoil pad. Casehardened, large-frame Hagn MHK4 falling

block action with sculptured loading lever, automatic ejector and gold-inlaid

rotary top tang safety, marked Martini & Hagn on falling block, fine scroll

engraved and with "HASTINGS & HAGN" in ribands on sides of action.

Pull: 14 1/4". Weight: 9lbs, 7 1/2oz without scope rings. Excellent condition,

retaining 99% barrel blue, 99% casehardening colors, and an excellent bore.

Built as a display piece for Hastings Ammunition and including a case of

100 rounds of Hastings 20 gauge, 3 1/2" sabot slug ammunition.


Custom Jeffrey Farquharson, 3C-Action, 22-3000 R Lovell $5,450

Single Shot Falling Block Rifle

26" tapered round barrel by C C Johnson, Thackery, Ohio. Well-figured

European walnut stock by Dominic Pisano, with ebony forend tip, classic

point-pattern checkering with mullered borders, flat side-panels, steel-

capped pistol grip, beaded pancake cheekpiece and Neidner-type checkered

steel buttplate. Border-scroll engraved, casehardened Jeffrey Farquharson

3C action with manual top tang safety, converted to through-bolt mounting.

Unertl 12x scope with fine intact crosshairs, parallax adjustment, screw-in

lens caps, and Unertl micrometer target mounts on scope blocks fitted to

barrel. Pull: 13 3/4". Weight: 11lbs, 7oz. Excellent bore. 99%blue. 90%

casehardening colors.


J M Marlin Ballard No.5 Pacific .40-63 $4,750

Ballard Everlasting

30" full-octagon barrel with Beach combination front sight and Rocky

Mountain rear sight. Walnut stock with schnabel forend, straight grip and

steel crescent buttplate. Wooden ramrod in two thimbles under barrel and

sliding into forend. Flat-sided frame with split breechblock, thick double-set

triggers, finger-loop lever, checkered hammer and vernier tang peep sight.

Pull: 13 5/8". Weight: 10lbs. Early serial number 11xx. Retaining 95% barrel

blue and 25% receiver casehardening colors. Excellent bore.


Parker Hale Miniature Jeffrey Farquharson, .22 Hornet $14,950

Model of 1906, Number 3

25" tapered matted-flat-top-ovoid - to - round barrel with full-band sling eye.

Figured European walnut stock with horn forend tip, escutcheoned-screw-

fastened slender field forend, flat sidepanels, teardrops, classic flat-point

checkering with mullered borders, steel-capped pistol grip with chinstrap,

beaded pancake cheekpiece, rear sling eye, and checkered wood butt.

Exceedingly rare Miniature Jeffery Farquharson action with side-lever safety

and SAFE inlaid in gold, built for Jeffrey by Lummerzheim in Belgium, with

his L-in-shield trademark on the top left side of the action. Originally

chambered for .297/230 Lancaster. Totally rebuilt by Parker Hale in 1936,

stocked, fully engraved with bouquet rose and intertwining scroll on

casehardened action and with PARKER HALE inlaid in gold on the left side,

rechambered and reproofed for .22 Hornet. Ajack scope with bold pointed

post-and-crossbars reticle on hand-detachable Parker-Hale mounts. Pull: 14

3/8". Weight: 6lbs, 9oz. Safety does not remain in SAFE detent. Retaining

99% barrel blue and 98% casehardening colors. Wal Winfer, in British Single

Shot Rifles, Vol 3, Jeffrey and the Trade Farquharsons, estimates only ten

of these actions were ever built.


Custom Ruger Model No.1 .375 H&H $5,975


24" Gold-banded Ruger barrel with full-band front sight, full-band swivel

base, and matted quarter rib with folding leaf sight. Custom stocked with

highly figured American black walnut with rosewood forend tip, flat

sidepanels, classic borderless point-pattern checkering wrapping under the

forend and over the wrist (and with a much finer panel at the top of the

wrist), steel pistol grip cap, beaded cheekpiece, rear swivel stud and solid

red Old English recoil pad. Fine scroll engraving by Tommy Kaye on French

grey receiver and with fine bulino scenes of moose on left, elk on right, bear

on the grip cap and a gold flourish on the loading lever. Canjar single-set

trigger. Leupold Vari-X III 2.5-8x scope with fine duplex reticle on Ruger

mounts fitted directly to quarter rib without separate bases. Pull: 13 3/4".

Weight: 9lbs, 8oz. Very little used.


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.


Custom Sharps 1877 Long Range Creedmoor .45-70                          $8650.

Target Rifle

34″ heavy round barrel with Ballard Rifle Company spirit-level globe front

sight, no provision for a rear sight, and Ballard Rifle Company vernier tang

sight with 5” staff. Windage-adjustable Creedmoor-style sight mount on heel

of stock. Highly figured, streaky European walnut with 1878 Sharps style

flat-point-checkered round forearm with ebony tip, secured with two bushed

screws rather than the single key of the 1878 Sharps forearm. Buttstock is

nearly identical to the 1877 long range Creedmoor stock with deep S-curved

pistol grip. Reproduction Sharps embossed hard rubber buttplate. Color

casehardened receiver, lever, lockplate and hammer. Pull: 13 7/8". Weight:

9lbs, 8oz. Appears new & unfired, retaining virtually all of its fine custom

finish to both metal & wood with bright blue on the barrel and brilliant case

colors elsewhere. Wood is sound with a few light handling & storage nicks

& scratches. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are

crisp; brilliant shiny bore.


W W Welch, Model 1861 .58 Calibre $2,475

Norfolk, Conn. US Percussion Rifle-Musket

40" round barrel with three barrel-bands and cleanout screw on bolster.

Tulip-shaped ramrod. Lock marked U. S. / NORFOLK, and with eagle. Both

lock and breech dated 1863. V P /Eaglehead proof on top left side of

chamber. H on left side of chamber. W.W.WELCH / NORFOLK. Ct stamped

on left side of stock across from lockplate. Clean catrouche. Buttplate

stamped US. One of a contract of 18,000 muskets. All metalwork bright

finished. Excellent bore. With matching ,21-inch overall length, US-marked



Wells & Wells, Custom Unlimited Class 6mmPPC $3450

Prescott, AZ Benchrest Rail Gun

Two, interchangeable, 26" cylindrical barrels, 1.35" in diameter from Matco

blanks, fitted by Fred Wells. Custom-made, one-off, toolroom action hand

built by Fred Wells from a concept of Arthur Freund of St. Louis, with left

hand Remington 700-type bolt, right hand ejection port, top-plunger bolt

release, full-length integral scope mount base and Burns/Remington trigger

with 2oz pull. The fully-shrouded action alone measures 16 1/2" long and 3"

wide. The barreled action is mounted to a sliding carriage machined from

solid aluminum, which rests on a lower base, with leveling spikes and

adjustments for for windage and elevation, machined from solid aluminum

by Bill Hall of Hopkinsville, KY. Sliding upper portion weight: 53lbs,

8oz. Adjustable base weight: 30lbs. Total weight 83lbs, 8oz. Built 1981 -

84. Appears unfired and in new condition. Including scope rings and barrel

wrench. With extensive paperwork relating to its construction.


Giles Whittome Falling Block Single Shot Rifle .577  3" $22,450

Nitro Express

24″ tapered round barrel with long full-band front sight base, broad-based

swivel stud, and 1 standing silver-lined island-based rear express sight

engraved 50 YDS. Top of barrel engraved “Giles Whittome. London.” and

“The “Elephant” Rifle”. Left rear of barrel with 1989 London nitro proofs,

right side engraved “.577 NITRO EXPRESS 3″” and “.750 GRNS. BULLET

100 GRNS. CORDITE”. Casehardened, Farquharson-inspired, falling-block

action built by J. A. Shirley & Co with single pin visible on side, adjustable

trigger and manual top tang safety with SAFE inlaid in gold, engraved with

nearly full-coverage fine shaded scroll surrounding central floral bouquets

around banner engraved “Giles Whittome” on each side. Blued breech block

and trigger. Casehardened, scroll engraved loading lever with roller-bearing

detent, checkered at fingertip. Highly figured, dense European walnut stock

with horn forend tip, flat sidepanels fore and aft the receiver, classic point

pattern flat-top checkering wrapping fully under the forend and over the

wrist, skeleton steel capped pistol grip, beaded Monte Carlo cheekpiece,

vacant gold oval, rear swivel stud, and leather-covered recoil pad. Drop at

heel: 3″, drop at rear of Monte Carlo: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/8″. Pull: 13

7/8". Weight: 12lbs, 8 oz. Built 1989. Excellent condition, nearly new, appears

essentially unfired since proof, with only a few light handling marks, and

some light scratches in wood. The exact rifle pictured in Whittome's catalog.

With fine quality oak and leather case with brass corners, lined in burgundy

cloth, with gold embossed black leather maker's label in lid, a pair of

rosewood handled turnscrews, 3-piece brass and rosewood cleaning rod

with mop, brush, and jag, snap cap and crystal oil bottle marked “Giles

Whittome London”.


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