2263 Nicholasville Road Lexington, Kentucky 40503 (859) 276-1419
|Marlin Model 1881, Special Order/Factory Engraved, Cal. 40/60|
|The Marlin Model 1881 was made from 1881 to 1892, with approximately 20,000 manufactured. The standard rifles were fitted with a 28 inch octagon barrel, blue finished with color case-hardened hammer, lever, and butt-plate, and were chambered in .32-40 WCF, .38-55 WCF, .40-60 Marlin, .45-70 Govt., or .45-85 Marlin. This special order Model 1881 is fitted with a 24 inch octagon barrel, 1/2 tube magazine, nicely figured checkered forearm and pistol grip stock, color case-hardened frame, is factory engraved, and chambered in 40-60 Marlin. It is in very fine orignal condition, with the barrel retaining about 70% of its blue finish and the frame retaining 10-20% of its original color case-hardened finish. The hammer and lever have lost most all of their original finishes, with traces in their hidden areas. The steel butt-plate and forend cap have has lost most all of their original finshes and the loading gate still retains about 30% of its original fire blue finish.. The bore is perfectly shootable, with sharp rifling, though there is some minor corrosion, and the action functions perfectly. The stock and forearm retain most of their finishes, with no chips or cracks in the stock and one crack on the right side of the forearm. A very handsome Marlin lever gun, would look great on the wall of a man cave.||
Winchester Model 1892 Rifle,
Cal. .25-20 WCF
1892 Standard Rifle fitted
with a 24 inch round barrel, full length
tube magazine, buck-horn rear sight,
Walnut forearm, Walnut stock with
steel crescent butt-plate, blue
finished with color case-hardened hammer,
lever and butt-plate, and chambered in
.25-20 WCF. This 1913 vintage Model
1892 is in excellent original condition, with
the barrel and tube retaining 95% original
blue, the receiver approximately 50%, with most
of the loss due to flaking. The hammer
and lever retain approximately 25% original
color case-hardened finish, and the butt-plate
has lost all of its finish and has turned a
brown/silver grey patina. The bore is
beautiful, is bright with sharp rifling. The
action is tight and functions perfectly.
The stock and forearm fit tight to the frame,
forend cap, and butt-plate, and retain most all
of their orignal finishes, with assorted handling
marks. The loading gate and trigger look like
new and all screw-heads are un-molested, even the
small sight screws. A nice and very clean 1892,
appearing to having been fired very little.
New Line 2nd Model, in J.P.
Lower Shaving Kit, Cal. 32
|This is a Second
Model Etched Panel 32
rimfire Colt New Line, 5 shot
revolver. The serial number
is 15195 as stamped on the bottom
of the barrel. The 32 calibers
were numbered in the same batch as the
38 and 41 caliber revolvers so only 9500
were made in 32 caliber. The
mechanical function is very good crisp
and tight. The bore is very good, bright
and shiny with strong rifling, but with some
minor spotting throughout. It
retains 85% original nickel finish and the grips
still have over 80% varnish. Gun
comes with/in a shaving kit made up by J.Lower
of Denver, Colorado. The kit has a couple
of shelves and includes 3 razors, a mirror,
sharpener, small jar for after-shave (?),
small open top wood box with (6) rounds of ammunition,
and a key. Also included is a vintage
photo of the John P. Lower business in Denver.
Wesson .38 Double Action Perfected Model, Cal. .38 S&W
|The S&W .38 Double Action Perfected
Model was made from 1909 to 1920, with approximately 59,400
manufactured. The 5-shot double action top break revolvers
were fitted with either a 3 1/4, 4, 5, or 6 inch barrel,
fixed sights, checkered hard rubber grips with an S&W monogram,
blue or nickel finished, trigger guard is integral part of frame
and the side plate is on the right side (not the left side),
last of the S&W top breaks and identified by having both a top
latch and side latch, and is chambered in .38 S&W. This
Perfected Model is as described and is fitted with a 3 1/4 inch
barrel and is blue finished. It is in excellent original condition,
retaining 98% original blue finish, with the hammer and trigger
retaining most all of their original color case hardened finishes.
The bore is perfect and an action functions as new, with a lock-up
so tight, it puts the new Smith's to shame. The grips, which number
to the gun, are in like new condition. Sorry, no box or paper-work.
A good looking, and unique, Top Break Smith & Wesson.
AMF ID: CM20-660
|Smith & Wesson .44 Hand Ejector First Model, Triple Lock with Factory Target Sights, Cal. .44 Special|
|S&W .44 Triple Lock
fitted with a 6 1/2 inch barrel,
checkered diamond walnut grips with recessed
S&W medallions, target front
sight, factory adjustable rear sight, is blue
finished, and chambered in .44 S&W
Special. This all numbers matching (frame
to cylinder, barrel, crane, and grips) 6-shot
.44 Triple Lock is in excellent original
condition, retaining 98% of its original blue finish,
with minor thinning at the muzzle and a drag line on
the cylinder. The bore looks as new and
the action functions the same, with perfect timing
and a tight lock-up. The grips retain most all
of their original finsh, with only a few minor handling
marks. All screw-heads are un-molested, even the
tiny adjustment screws on the rear sight. This
is a fantastic example of its type, would be very hard to
find one nicer. Very obvious this gun has been
fired very little.
rifle is fitted
with a 22 inch
1/2 length tube
magazine, Lyman ivory
bead front sight,
nicely figured checkered
very nicely figured
pistol grip stock
with hard rubber "Winchester
Arms Co." butt-plate
and pistol grip cap (securd
with a engraved screw),
color case hardened
hammer and lever, and chambered
in .45-70 caliber.
It is in fantastic
98%+ of its original
blue finish, the hammer
and trigger retaining
90% of their original color
case hardened finishes,
and the stock and
forearm retaining most
all of theuir original finishes,
with only a
small number of very minor
The bore looks
like new and the action functions
the same. Includes
a Cody Firearms Records
Office e-mail which
states the gun was received
in the warehouse on December
24, 1905 and shipped from
the warehouse on December
23, 1905 (??). If you
have ever wanted to own one
of the nicest Model 1886's
in existance, this would
with a 24 or
28 inch (approx.
solid top frame,
is as described
is fitted with
the rare 28 inch
and is chambered
is the nicely checkered,
has been used,
over 90% original
on the barrel
tube and approximately
on the receiver,
marks, but no
and no discernable
and no alterations
been made to
the rifle since
it left the factory.
by Waddy Colvert,
states the gun
left the Marlin
on Feb. 4th, 1892,
with a 28 inch
in .38 caliber,
and with a pistol
is a very, very
rifle, and it is
in every respect.
10 Gauge Double
Barrel Hammer Shotgun
1878, 10 Gauge,
This 1883 vintage
gun is fitted with
30 inch damascus barrels,
case-hardened frame and
Walnut forearm with
ebony tip, checkered
Walnut pistol grip
stock with a Colt black
engraved color case-hardened
hammers, and blue
finished and engraved
trigger guard and lower
tang. The gun is
in excellent condition,
retaining most all of its
original finishes, with
only thinning on the bottom
of the receiver, lower
tang, and trigger guard
due to handling. The
action is tight and functions
bores are bright and
all screw heads are un-molested.
The Walnut stock
is nicely figured with minimal
minor handling marks.
is in near excellent condition,
with a minor chip on
the right side near the tip.
If your looking for one
of these Colt shotguns, you
would be hard pressed to find one nicer.
a Colt factory letter stating
gun was shipped on January 4,
1883 to William Read & Sons
located in Boston, Massachusetts.
Springfield Model 1871 Ward-Burton, Cal.
|This 50/70n was
one of the earliest bolt action rifles put into service
by the United States government. It was considered
inferior to the 1870 Trapdoor Springfield and therefore saw limited
production. Only 1011 were completed. Like its
Trapdoor and Rolling Block (M.1871) cousins, it was finished
in the white, with a blackened, oil quenched receiver and a walnut
stock. This specimen is in excellent original condition,
and saw very little, if any, use. The bore is perfect and
the stock has only minor handling marks. This is a very scarce
U.S Military piece.
NOTE: Click picture to view additional images of this Ward-Burton. For additional information and details about this gun, ask for Charles or Garry at 859-276-1419. If you come into our store to view this gun in person, let your sales representative know you saw it on our web site.
AMF ID: CBP14-71
1879 Trapdoor, Cal. 45-70
is a truly
condition is as
nice as we have seen
in many years. The
blue and case colors
would rate 98%, the
bore is mint (looks unfired)
and the 1889 inspectors
crisp and perfect. It's
not often that
a 127 year old military rifle
shows up in this extraordinary
& Wesson Model
320, Cal. .320
|One of the rarest
of all Smith and
Wessons, this 18" barreled
with detachable shoulder
stock is a major prize for a S&W
when found in this condition.
There were only 977
total of these manufactured
between 1879 and 1887, and
this one is 100% original in
condition. Out of the 977,
only 500 had 18 inch barrels with
the rest being 16 or 20 inches
in length. It is chambered
for the proprietary .320
S&W cartridge. It retains
90 to 95% of the original
S&W factory bright blue finish,
it has an excellent bore, and
is mechanically perfect. The
action works exactly as it did
the day it left the factory. The
reddish-brown swirl gutta
percha grips and forearm are free
from cracks or repairs, and show little
to no wear. The Walnut butt stock and
black gutta percha butt plate are also
in excellent condition. This example
is serial number 617, and all numbered
parts match on the gun. This is a chance
to get a great example of one of America's
premier gun maker's rarest models!
Reno Show Gun,
Colt SAA, Cal.
the 2007 Colt
Show Gun which
out as a Etched
Panel "Colt Frontier
by Tim George
Nevada and silver
the Nevada state
in high relief
silver, the pick,
shovel and pan of
the miner, and the
state slogan: "The
Tim also created
a high relief gold
inlay of a Rocky
Sheep on the loading
The engraving work
and inlays are further
enhanced by placement
of Tim's exquisite
interwoven 24 karat
floral sprays and
finials help define
his equally distictive
Also comes with
a unique Les Yoder display
and cleaning rod,
holster and belt,
and Jose Valencia
grips and case lid.
with a couple of copies
of the Fall 2007 "The Rampant
which features this
with a framed poster
of the gun, original numbered
to the gun Colt sleeve
and box, and assorted other
Pair of "Ben Lane" Engraved
Cal. 45LC, Presentation
| This consecutively
pair of Colt Single Action
Army 45's are 2nd
Generation guns (manufactured
in 1961) that have
been engraved in the late
vine scroll pattern by
Colt Master Engraver, Ben
Lane, circa 1990. They
have beautifully fitted
one piece ivory grips and
are nickel plated with fire blue
screws. They are unfired
and unturned and
come in a French fitted, mahagoney
case with bullet block. This
is a beautiful pair of
engraved Peacemakers by one of the
most respected and acclaimed
contemporary artists in the
field. We are selling these
guns individually for $5,500 ea.
as 1961 vintage, 125th
Model, of which
been expertly engraved
and signed by
"Ben Lane" and fitted
one piece smooth
It is fitted with
a 7 1/2 inch barrel,
about "C" coverage
late vine scroll
engraving, nickel plated,
fire blued screws,
and is chambered in
45 Long Colt. It is
a gorgeous Single Action.
Colt Single Action
Army, Jerry Harper
Army, near full engraved
by Master Engraver
powder frame, nickel
is a late 3rd Generation
Model with removeable
.45 Long Colt, fitted with
a 4 3/4 inch barrel,
nicely figured ivory grips,
and fire blued screws,
ejector rod and cylinder
pin. Comes with its original
numbered to the
gun box and all paper-work.
Notice the 2
line address on top of the barrel,
just like the 1st Generation
and front sight are also
engraved, which stands out
with the black inking.
Action Army, Jerry
Cal. .45 LC
Single Action Army,
near full engraved
by Master Engraver
is a late 3rd Generation
Model with removeable
in .45 Long Colt, fitted
with 4 3/4
inch barrel, very nicely
figured ivory grips,
fire blued screws, ejector
rod and cylinder
pin, and a color case hardened
frame and hammer. Finish
was done by
Turnbull, and what a beautiful
finish it is, very
much complementing the
the 2 line
address on top of the
barrel, just like the
1st Generation guns.
Note: Even the
hammer and front sight are
with its original
numbered to the gun box and all
Cal. 40-60 Marlin
|The Marlin 1881
rifle was made
from 1881 to
1892, with approxomately
in .32-40 WCF,
.38-55 WCF, .40-60
Marlin, .45-70 Govt.,
or .45-85 Marlin caliber,
with a 28 inch octagon
barrel, top ejection
action, and blue finished
with case hardened
hammer, lever, and buttplate.
in 40/60 Caliber, this special
order rifle is factory
engraved, and fitted with
a 24 inch octagon barrel,
as well as a 2/3 magazine.
It came to us from a local family,
and still has it's fringed,
deer skin sleeve. The
gun has obviously been used,
but still retains about 50% original
blue and traces of color casehardeneing
on the receiver.
The bore is good,
with sharp lands and grooves,
and the action is tight.
Since there were only
20,000 Model 1881's produced,
a special order variant like
this is very rare.
Gold Cup, Cal.
to his friend,
It is a '70 Series
Gold Cup National
inlay and fitted
left grip is inscribed
"To Michael Korda,
The right grip
A french fitted
gun. A very
combining the well known
Wilson, world famous
for his books on Colt
and Winchester engraving,
and A.A. White,
probably the most
of Colt firearms in the
Colt Python, "C" Factory Engraved,
Cal. .357 Magnum
|Beautiful Colt Python
with Factory "C" Coverage Engraving.
The gun is fitted with a
4 inch barrel and is chambered in
.357 Magnum. It is in like new condition,
is unfired, with only a slight
drag line on the cylinder and a few handling
marks on the factory Colt checkered target
grips. Sorry, no box or paper-work.
A factory letter is presently on its
way to us attesting to the factory engraving
and coverage amount.
Moore's Patent Firearms S.A., Cal.
|The Moore's Patent Firearms
Single Action Belt Revolver (a.k.a.
"Seven Shooter") was made from 1861 to 1863
with an estimated 5,000 to 8,000 manufactured.
The guns were fitted with
a 4, 5, or 6 inch octagon barrel, seven shot
cylinder, removable ejector rod mounted under the
barrel, square butt with walnut grips, silver
plated brass frame and handle with decorative
broad scroll engraving standard, and the barrel/cylinder
swing to the right for loading and unloading.
These were a popular competitor to the
Smith & Wesson cartridge revolvers, the
Moore had a short life due to its loss of an infringement
suiot brought by Smith & Wesson. Quite
a few of these were known to have been privately
purchased by Union officers and enlisted men
and carried during the Civil War. This gun is
as described and is fittted with a 4 inch barrel. It
retains little of its silver plating on the trigger
guard, back strap and frame. The cylinder and barrel
retain about 10-20% of their original blue finish.
The bore is shootable with strong rifling, but
there is some spotting of corrosion. The action
works well but is a little loose. The grips fit
very well, retain about 80% of their original finish, with
no cracks or chips. The engraving is sharp and
very attractive. A neat and unique Single Action.
Spencer Model 1865, Cal. 56/50
|A supurb example
of the Spencer Carbine which
was manufactured in 1863 and
used in the Civil War, then returned
to Springfield Arsenal after the
war and refurbished for use in the western
frontier. In order to conserve
ammunition, the Stabler magazine cut-off
was added at that time, allowing soldiers
to load and fire as a single shot, or use the
magazine for rapid fire to repulse a charge.
For ease of handling by the
cavalry, the barrel was shortened 2 inches
to a 20 inch length. Being the first U.S.
military repeating long arm, those guns
were lovingly referred to as the gun "you could
load on Sunday and shoot all week" because of the
seven shot magazine. They definitely closed
the door on the single shot muzzle loading era and
became the model for all future military and civilian
arms. This gun, serial number 7xxx, is in
near new condition and retains 95% plus of its blue
and case hardened finish. It is 100% original
and may never have been fired. It
is definitely one of the best extant.
Model .45, Ben Lane
Engraved, Cal. 45 LC
|This 1887 manufactured
Sheriff’s Model #123202
with a 4” barrel once belonged
to Ben Lane’s grandfather,
who purchased it in Texas
about 1910. Several Sheriff
Models in this serial range are
known to have been shipped to a dealer
in Houston in the late 1880s.
When Ben inherited it, it was well
worn and had obviously been carried.
Ben engraved it in the deluxe
Cuno Helfricht style and fitted
it with two piece pearl grips.
The backstrap is engraved with his grandfather’s
name: “ W. G. Street”. In
my opinion, this is one of Ben’s best works
in the well known Helfricht style.
From every angle, it is stunning
and the coverage is at least 90%.
It is, indeed, a masterpiece!
Larry Peters Engraved Colt SAA, .45 LC
|One of the finest
engraved Single Action
Colts we have seen, this 3rd generation
.45 was enhanced by Master Engraver
Larry Peters. The gun, serial number
S31524A, was shipped in the white from
the factory, engraved, fitted with one piece
ivory grips, and then silver plated. The
layout of the tight vine scrolls, the beaded
borders, the checkering and the punch dot
background are very balanced, and the execution
is magnificant. The tarnish of
the silver plate highlights the cuts. It
is truely a work of art.
Nimschke" Style Engraved Colt Single
Action, Cal. .45 LC
|Ben G. Lane, Colt
Master Engraver, was commissioned
in 1985 to engrave this gun
in the style of L.D. Nimshke, arguably
the finest engraver of the 19th Century.
Specifically, to duplicate Nimshke's
#2 pattern and coverage on a modern
Single Action Colt .45 fitted with a 7 1/2
inch barrel. The gun is a second generation
gun made in 1962, serial number 6734AN.
The customer also specified one piece checkered
ivory grips which remain on the gun.
The gun is signed on the front of the frame, "BGL".
The work was beautifully executed
at the time, and the gun remains in unfired condition.
This is a beautiful piece of work combining
the artistry of perhaps the most well
known engravers from both the 19th and 20th Century.
|The model 100 is a semi automatic
rifle that Winchester made FROM 1961 THRU
1973. As with most Winchester firearms, the model
was radically changed in 1964. Hence the pre
1964 models are the most sought after. The rifle’s
condition is excellent totally original except the stock
has been lengthened to 14 ½” with the addition of
a 3/4” Pachmayer recoil pad. It also comes mounted with
a period Weaver K-4 scope. This is a chance to own a
classic American Winchester deer rifle just in time for this
|One of Ben Lane's finest engraved
Single Actions, this antique first generation
45 was completed by him approximately 25 years ago.
Ben is a Colt Master Level Engraver and he considers
this work to be exhibition grade. This is the first
time it has ever been offered for sale, having been in his
personal collection since it was finished. The over
lapping vine scroll pattern used throughout is similar to that
found on Colt's 1876 Philadelphia panel guns, as is the design
on the cylinder. The grips are scrimshawed in the same vine
scroll motif and highlighted with indigo ink. The design
and execution of the engraving on this Colt is superb,
and is exceptional, even for Ben Lane.
|Shipped in 1913, this 5 1/2
inch Single Action Army, serial number 326013,
has remained in remarkable condition. The high
polish blue and the color case-hardening appear
almost like new. There is very little sign of wear
on the leading edges of the barrel and cylinder, and it
may never have been carried in a holster. There are several
light scratches on the cylinder, and one moderate nick,
but overall the gun is a strong 96-98%. The bore and
chambers are perfect, as are the screw heads, and the grips
are numbered to the gun and fit well. The original
box or shipping carton is with the gun, but it has had some repair
on the flaps of the lid. Usually, the bright polish finish
on these guns has muted with age, but not on this gun. Also
of note, this gun falls in that small serial range window when
the trigger guard is more round, with a less flat bottom. Overall,
a completely original gun in great condition, with good eye appeal.
|Nice 1980's production S&W
Model 15-4 Combat Masterpiece, chambered in 38 Special.
The gun is fitted with a 4 inch barrel and checkered
wood service grips. It retains about 99%+
of its original blue, with only a drag line on the cylinder,
and slight thinning at the muzzle. The bore
is bright and the action functions perfectly. The grips
are in fine condition, with the exception of a handling ding
on the left grip.
|This circa 1931 Colt 1903 Pocket
Pistol came from the Chicago area and was
very likely embellished by the late Tom Haas, as
the former owner was known to be customer of Tommy's.
It is beautifully gold plated, gripped with mother-of-pearl,
and the small parts have been fire blued. The
bore is excellent, and the gun shows very little use.
|Colt manufactured the Anaconda
in both .44 Magnum (most common) and .45 Long
Colt, which is much scarcer. We have a near new
example in .45 LC that is complete with both boxes (cardboard
sleeve over plastic) and the owner's manual. It probably
has been shot but is in excellent 99%+ condition.
This is a very desirable and hard to find variation for
the Colt "Snake" Collector.
|Manufactured in 1933, this
little .25 Auto has remained in pristine condition.
The original nickel plated finish is at least
98% intact, shows very little loss, and has only very
few minor scratches. The pearl grips, with Colt
medallions, have no chips or cracks and appear perfect.
The gun is mechanically excellent and the bore is
very good. The "change purse/holster" pouch of suede
leather is very good with perfectly tight seams, but does
show some exterior wear as would be expected. Overall,
a very nice little package for a lady's purse.
|This was Remingtons answer to the Winchester Model 52, which dominated small bore competition in its day. These guns successfully competed against the 52 and caused Winchester to lose its stranglehold on the market. This gun is original and not molested in any way, which is not the case with most of these target guns. It retains 98%+ of its original blue finish, with only some minor thinning on the sharp edges of the barrel and receiver. The stock retains all of its original finish, with only a few very minor handling marks. All screwheads are unmolested and the sights and buttplate are in beautiful condition. The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the action functions perfectly. Comes with a repro manual. The rifle looks like it was hardly used.||
|The S&W .44 Hand Ejector 2nd Model was made from 1915 to 1940, with 17,510 manufactured. The large "N" frame 6-shot revolvers were fitted with either a 4, 5, 6 or 6 1/2 inch barrel, checkered walnut square butt grips with or w/o "S&W" medallions, were blue or nickel finished, and were chambered in 38-40 WCF, 44-40 WCF, .44 Special, or 45 Long Colt. This 1927 vintage gun is chambered in .44 Special, is fitted with a 6 1/2 inch barrel and checkered walnut grips w/o the "S&W" medallion, and is blue finished. It retains about 95%+ of its original blue finish and the grips are in excellent condition, with no chips or cracks. The hammer and trigger retain about 60-70% of their original color case-hardening. The bore is bright and the action is tight and functions perfectly. Very nice S&W big bore handgun.||
|A nice example of its type this 1911 vintage Colt 1908, chambered in .32 ACP, is in excellent condition. It retains about 88 to 90% of its original blue finish and the black checkered hard rubber grips are in excellent condition, with no chips or cracks. The trigger and safety retain most of their original fire blue finish. The bore is bright and the action is tight and functions perfectly.||
|The Remington Model 81 Woodmaster was manufactured from 1936 to 1950, with 56,091 built. The semi-automatic rifles were fitted with a 22 inch round barrel, notched elevator rear sight, 5-shot non-detachable magazine, take-down action, and were chambered in either .30 Rem., .32 Rem., .35 Rem., or .300 Savage. This Model 81 is as described and is chambered in .35 Remington. It is all original and retains about 95% of its original blue finish, with assorted handling marks and scratches. The wood stock and forearm retain most of their original finish, again with assorted handling marks and dings. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and the action functions perfectly. Comes with period correct sling swivel studs, sling swivels, and sling. A neat Remington Rifle.||
|We just bought this 6 inch barrel Python from the original owner. He bought it new around 1988 and never shot it. It was stored in a safe and still is in new condition. Unfortunately the outside of the box is in rough condition and is missing the end label. The styrofoam insert is fine and contains the owners manual. Only a few of the early Pythons came with wood grips, the majority have the black rubber. The grips alone add $300 to the value of this Python and it is a hard variation to find. The stainless steel variation still seems to be going up in value.||
|A fantastic example of its type, this Savage 1907 (manufactured from 1910 to 1917), chambered in .32 ACP, is in excellent condition, retaining 98-99% of its original blue finish. The grips are also in excellent condition, with no cracks or chips. The bore is bright and the action operates perfectly. The trigger and magazine release retain all of their original color case-hardening and the magazine releases and inserts like new. Neat pistol, not one exposed screw on the whole gun, quite the engineering feat.||
|Just received this very nice 1936 vintage Japanese Nambu pistol with flap holster, extra magazine (later version), and firing pin. The pistol is all numbers matching (firing pin does not have a number) except for the 2 magazines. It is in excellent condition, retaining 96% of its original blue, the grips are also in excellent condition, with minimal handling dings, the bore is bright with sharp rifling, and the action functions perfectly. The holster is in very fine condition, with no tears or major cracks, there is some seam seperation and leather missing on the hinge/flap. A gereat example of its type.||
|Original Pre-WWI Colt 1911
with name N.J. Shupe stamped on the left side of
the frame. Norris Josiah Shupe was a veteran
of the Spanish American War, born 06/08/1870, died
02/11/1947. According to the War History Department,
Major Shupe apparently went back into the Army on
May 10th, 1917. When he left the Army is unknown,
probably soon after WWI. The gun is one of a shipment
of 500 shipped to Benicia Arsenal Army Point, California
on February 19, 1913. It is in original condition, retaining
85-90% of its original blue finish, with the majority of
the thinning on the main-spring housing and fore-strap.
The grips are sound, but are worn with assorted handling
marks. Appears to have its original two tone magazine.
It has a bright bore and the action functions perfectly.
Comes with 1916 dated holster (which has Major Shupes's name
scratched on it), Colt Letter and other paper-work associated
with Major Shupe.
|The Mossberg 42TR was produced before and after WWII until roughly 1949. Pre-war (1940-1942) guns were identical to the Model 42T except rifled adapter, open rear sight, and front sight hood were provided, and no stock swivels. The earliest pre-war 42TR's were marked using a 42T barrel stamp and a separate "R" (stamped to the right of the "T"). Post-war (1946-1949) guns have slotted takedown screw, magazine plate, shorter unnecked forend, and (frequently) a blue bolt knob. The most common of all Targo guns. A total of 6,577 guns were produced during the period 1940-1942 (post-war production figures are not available). This is a post-war gun and is in near excellent condition. It retains a lot of its original blue finish but does have some pitting on the bolt shroud, bolt handle, receiver, rear sight, thrower handle, take-down screw, and on the barrel. The stock retains most all of its original finish, but does have some assorted handling dings/marks. The clays thrower (Mossberg Mod. 1) is in excellent condition, and works great. Comes with about 15 Mossberg Targo clay pigeons. Neat gun, and a nice example of its type.||
|Mint condition, 5-screw, Military & Police Pre-Model 10 revolver chambered in 38 Special. This 1949-1950 vintage gun is fitted with a 4 inch barrel and checkered walnut diamond grips (number to the gun). The barrel and cylinder also number to the gun. It retains about 98-99% of its original blue finish, the hammer and trigger retain 98% of their original color case-hardening, and the grips are in near excellent condition, due to a ding on the right grip above the medallion. All screw heads are un-molested, the bore is bright, and the action functions as new. A very nice example of its type, with a good presentation. Military & Police 38 Specials, in this condition, are getting harder to find.||
|A very nice pre-1920, 1st Generation Single Action in .38 WCF (38/40) caliber. This gun, serial numbered 338xxx, was actually manufactured in 1919 and is one of only a few guns with two visable serial numbers showing, visable on the frame and on the backstrap. During this period, Colt began to move the serial numbers on the trigger guard and backstrap, to underneath the grips. The gun is in excellent, original condition, with 90% original blue and case-hardening, a near perfect bore, and comes with its original black shipping carton containing the wire cleaning brush. The box is labeled and serial numbered to the gun.||
|Manufactured in 1924 or early 1925, this is one of the last Colt Pocket Automatics fitted with the black hard rubber grips, before checkered walnut with medallions became standard. It is also one of only a small percentage that were factory nickel plated, and this gun still retains 98-99% of that finish, showing only very little wear. The bore is also excellent and it is mechanically perfect. A favorite of the ladies, the gun comes with a small swede leather change purse" pouch that was so popular during the 1920's amd 1930's. All in all, a very neat package.||
|Made in 1981 this Model 66-1 was made early enough to still have a recessed cylinder and pinned barrel. In 1982 the 66-2 was introduced, which eliminated these two desirable features. This gun has been carried (has a number of minor surface scratches from holstering) and shot, but is in overall nice condition.||
|Just received this like new Colt King Cobra fitted with a 4 inch barrel, red-ramp front sight, white-outline rear sight, hard rubber grips with a silver "Rampant Colt" medallions, and chambered in .357 Magnum. Good looking gun.||
|The Colt Junior Pocket Model was made from 1958 to 1968, by Astra in Spain. The little pistols were fitted with a 2 1/4 inch barrel, checkered walnut grips, availabel in blue or nickel finish, were all metal construction, and chambered in either .22 Short or .25 ACP. This pistol is as described and is chambered in .25 ACP with a blue finish. The gun retains 99% of its original blue finish, looking like a new one in every way. Includes its original numbered to the gun box and all paper-work.||
|A very nice WWII Paratrooper Carbine, this gun's serial numbered 5491xxx and the barrel is dated 9/44. It is a 2nd series production run and has not been arsenal re-done, and remains in approximately 90% orignal condition. The bore is excellent, the stock very good, with a crisp 7/16" ordnance cartouche on the right side of the grip, and all metal parts have a smooth grey parkerized finish. An excellent example of the famed WWII Paratrooper M1 Carbine.||
|Here is a beautiful Browning 1886, take-down rifle, chambered in .45-70. The gun was engraved, gold enlayed, and refinished by Turnbull as a one off presentation gun for the Ohio Gun Collectors Association, given away at the end of 1999 to celebrate the up-coming 2000 Millennium. It is fitted with a 26 inch full octagon barrel, engraved and gold enlayed frame, butt-plate, barrel, lever, fore-end cap, and a gold finished trigger. The nicely figured stock and forearm are checkered and high gloss finished. Gun is new/unfired and comes with its original box and all paper-work. A unique Browning/Winchester 1886, a real one-off.||
|An extremely nice example of its type, this Japanese Nambu Type 14, with holster, is in excellent condition. The gun retains most all of its original finish, with a mint bore and perfectly functioning action. The grips are also excellent, with only some minor handling marks. The holster is in excellent condition, with no rips or tears and no stitching issues. Would make a great addition to a WWII vintage Japanese or military collection.||
|The Ithaca Model 37R Deluxe was manufactured from 1937 to 1955. The pump shotguns were fitted with a solid rib barrel of assorted lengths, checkered fancy walnut stock and forearm, and were chambered in 12, 16, or 20 Gauge. This 12 Gauge 37R Deluxe is as described and is fitted with a 30 inch barrel, choked "Full" with a high-vis Ithaca front sight. It retains about 95% of its original blue finish, with most thinning on the sharp edges. The stock and forearm retain most of their original finish, with assorted handling marks. The bore is bright and the action is tight and functions perfectly. Good looking Ithaca 37.||
|Very nice Colt Government Model
.380, blue finished. Pistol retains about
99%+ of its original blue finish, has a bright bore
and functions perfectly. The checkered plastic
grips have no chips or cracks and are also in excellent
conditon. Comes with 1-7 shot magazine. Sorry,
no box or paper-work.
|This has to be one of the nicest examples of its type, a WWII/Post WWII, QVE 45 K-43, VOPO Marked, semi-automatic sniper rifle, chambered in 8mm. It is untouched and is all numbers matching. The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the action functions perfectly. The scope is also in excellent condition and it has sharp/clear optics. Would make a fantastic addition to a WWII semi automatic collection.||
|Unusual 6-shot revolver, here is a decent example of the French Model 1892 "Lebel" handgun, chambered in 8mm. The bore is bright, with sharp rifling (looks like new), and the action functions perfectly and is tight. Interesting the way the side plate opens up to expose the action.||
|This is the first model semi automatic pistol that Smith ? Wesson made, and it is the only pistol ever made in .35 S?W Automatic. They started production in 1913 and made around 8,350 by 1921. It is in excellent condition with about 98%+ blue and a mint bore. The smooth walnut grips, with the very attractive recessed S?W gold medallions, are in very good condition with some of the original varnish missing. A unique S?W and a great example of its type.||
|One of the most desirable 357 Magnums ever made, the Smith ? Wesson Model 27 with the 5 inch barrel. This "S" serial numbered, 1968 vintage Model 27 is in fantastic condition, retaining 99% of its original blue finish, with only some very minor thinning at the muzzle and on the cylinder release button, and a drag line on the cylinder. The numbered to the gun grips are in excellent condition, with only a few minor handling marks. The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the action is tight and functions perfectly. A very nice example of the Cadillac of 357 Magnums.||
|The Remington Model 121A slide action rifle was made from 1936 to 1954, with approximately 201,000 manufactured. The rifles were fitted with a 24 inch round barrel, were of hammerless design, 2/3 length tube magazine fed, plain pistol stock, and were chambered in .22 S, L, or L.R.. The rifle retains all of its original blue finish, with only a few very minor handling marks. All screw heads are un-molested, the bore is bright with sharp rifling, and the action functions perfectly. The stock and forearm retain all of their original finishes, with only a few very minor handling marks/dings. A good looking pump action Remington rifle, would make a great collectible or shooter.||
|These mid 19th Century Saw Handle Dueling Pistols, made by M. Dermot of Philadelphia, have .52 caliber, 8 1/2 inch barrels, and are in very fine original condition. They have smooth bores and set triggers, and are in working condition. The barrels show a strong damascus pattern, the locks and hammer retain 50% color case-hardening and the trigger guards, about 50% bright blue. The bores are bright and show minor oxidation. The wood case is attractive with original lining, all necessary accecories, and shows only minor cracks and warpage. Overall, this is a very nice, American made pair of Dueling Pistols.||
|This rifle is as close to new as any Pre-64 Model 70 we have ever had. The original blue is 99%+, the nicely figured wood is near flawless, and the bore is pefect. The serial number is 557xxx so it was made in 1962. It is fitted with a 22 inch barrel, the bolt is matching and it has the original front sight hood. All in all, the only thing that could make it better is if it was in its original box. These are getting hard to find in this kind of condition.||
|A nice, original Philadelphia deringer with a 1 3/8 inch barrel and standard configuration. All fittings and inlays are tight and appear to be original. Gun shows only slight wear, with varnish type finish remaining in the curve of the grip, and only a small crack just forward of the side plate screw. Mechanically perfect, and difficult to find with this short barrel.||
|Not quite a peanut, tis gun has a 1 5/8 inch barrel and is marked "Curry, San Francisco". It remains in excellent, original condition, with traces of varnish and excellent german silver eschutions. There is a small cap box in the bottom of the grip, and all markings are clear and distinct.||
|CMP rebuilt to as new, WWII vintage, Springfield Armory M1 Garand. The rifle has been completely gone thru, with new 5-08 barrel, new stock (with CMP cartouche) and handguard, new sling, and completely refinished like original. A very good looking Garand, should make a fantastic shooter.||
|An early 19th Century English pocket pistol, this double barrel .44 caliber over and under, all brass flintlock pistol has 3 1/2 inch barrels and a bayonet activated by the trigger guard. It is tight and is in working order, and in very good overall condition. A very neat conversation piece.||
|Made in Braintree, a small town in Essex, England, this little over/under flint lock pistol remains in excellent, original condition. While very little color remains on the metal, the wood grips are sound and have most of their varnish finish. The screw in barrels are 2 1/4 inches in length and are .44 caliber. The gun is crisp and sharp and the barrels unscrew easily. All markings are clear and distinct. A very nice 1810 period pocket gun.||
|Pair of consecutive serial numbered Colt Single Action Army revolvers, chambered in 38/40. The guns are fitted with 5 1/2 inch barrels, black Colt "Standing Eagle" hard rubber grips, and are blue/color case-hardened finished. They are new/unfired and come it their original boxes, with numbered to the gun sleeves, hang tag, and all paper-work. A unique pair of Single Actions in 38/40 caliber.||
|This is an exceptionally nice WWII M1 Carbine in original condition, and not a arsenal re-work. Serial numbered in the 6,255,xxx range, the barrel date is 10/1944. It was manufactured as you see it, with bayonet lug, type two handguard, and adjustable rear sight. Stock is properly marked with large ordnance crossed cannons logo on the right side of butt. The gun has seen light use, but remains in 90% original condition. A very difficult gun to find.||
|The Winchester Model 71 was made from 1935 to 1957, with 47,254 manufactured. The rifles came in two configurations, standard and deluxe. They were fitted with either a 20 or 24 inch barrel, 2/3 length tube magazine holding 4 cartridges, all blue finished, walnut pistol grip stock and forearm, and chambered in .348 Winchester only. The deluxe models added a checkered stock and forearm and detachable sling swivels and sling. This rifle is the standard model and is fitted with a 24 inch barrel. It is in as new condition, we are told it has never been fired by either the original owner, who purchased it in 1957, or the second owner, who we are selling it for. Included is the box of ammo that was purchesed with the gun by the first owner. You seldom see these guns in this condition, many were used and some were used hard. A very handsome Winchester Lever Gun.||
|The Remington Model 513T Matchmaster was made from 1940 to 1968, with approximately 166,000 manufactured. The target rifles were fitted with a 27 inch heavy tapered barrel, raked bolt handle, walnut target stock, Redfield aperture rear sight, globe front sight, 6-shot magazine, sling swivels, and were chambered in .22LR. This rifle is as described and includes a leather target style sling. The gun is in great condition, retaining most all of its original blue, with some thinning on the sharp edges. The bolt has lots of its oriignal color case-hardening, with most missing on the handle. The stock retains most all of its original finish, with assorted minor handling marks. The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the actions functions like new. It does not look like it was used much, a nice clean .22 target rifle.||
|This Safari Grade Rifle is stocked with premium grade Circassian Walnut that is as hard and dense as it is beautiful. The .416 Rigby caliber is known for its exceptional stopping power and is an ideal choice for any large dangerous game. Ruger only made this model rifle in limited numbers for 20 years, stopping in 2010. It has many features usually found on more expensive custom rifles including: 23 inch barrel with an integral barrel quarter rib with three express sights, ebony forend tip, hand cut checkering, barrel band front swivel, and intgral scope bases. It is brand new/unfired in its original numbered to the gun box, with factory rings and all paper-work. It is a true bargain for this grade of rifle.||
|Nice Gibbs Rifle Company, Remington Model 1903A3 rifle, with a reproduction 03A4 Scope and Scope Mount to replicate a 1903 sniper rifle. It is in excllent condition, rebuilt to like new condition with a new barrel and stock. Makes for a great shooter.||
|A nice example of its type, a milled receiver Bulgarian AK-47 Carbine. The gun is in excellent condtion, retaining most all of its original finishes, with only very minor handling marks. Comes with 1 magazine and sling.||
|Very nice, lightly used PARS International G3S rifle, chambered in .308 Winchester. It is in excellent condition, with a bright bore, and perfectly functioning action. Comes with leather sling and (1) 20-round magazine.||
|Though the gun has lost all of its original finish, turning an overall grey/brown patina, it is in very good condition. It functions perfectly and is much tighter than most. The bores are somewhat rough, but are shootable. The grips are in very good condition, with only a minor chip on the left grip panel. Even with all of its original finish gone, the factory engraving stands out and is very attractive. One of the most attractive Remington 41's I've seen.||
|Circa 1865 to 1870 this brass frame .41 RF Deringer was produced in Brooklyn, N.Y.. It has a 2 1/2 inch barrel, walnut grips and was made without the knife blade style extractor. The frame and the barrel are factory engraved with a flower style engraving. The blue on the barrel has turned to a blue-brown patina, the brass frame has a nice mellow brass color and the grips retain most all of their original varnish. Colt thought enough of this Deringer to buy the National Arms Co. so that they could produce this exact same Deringer and put their name on it.||
|One of the rarest of the pepperbox revolvers, this six shot, .22 caliber came out in the late 1860's and only about 1,000 were produced. While an attractive and well made handgun, it suffered in comparison to the S?W, Colt and other small .22 revolvers of the period which were lighter in weight. This gun is in excellent working condition, and while it was obviously used, and later cleaned, there are still traces of silver still visable on the frame. The barrels have been nicely re-blued and the walnut grips are in very good condition, with a small chip on the right toe and a chip on the upper portion of the left grip. Overall, a nice example of its type, and one that is very difficult to find.||
|This early 18th Century over and under flint lock pistol has 2 1/2 inch barrels of 10mm or .40 caliber. It is nicely engraved and shows modest wear. The walnut handle is finely checkered and without cracks or and serious dings. The gun is mechanically perfect and could be fired today, The Mortimer dynasty of gun makers were well known throughout Europe from the mid-18th Century until the 1870's, and their firearms were considered some of the finest. This is an excellent example of its type.||
|Manufactured in 1912 this is one of 32,000 that was produced by Fegyvergyar in Budapest Hungary for the Austro-Hungarian military. This one is unit marked on the disk in the grip; 6.E. Accompaning it is an original stripper clip, which is very hard to find, and what we believe to be an epilet off an Austrian uniform. This is undoubtably a WWI trophy "bring back". The pistol's blue finish is an old restoration that was well done. All the markings are clear with sharp edges, and overall the pistol has a nice look to it.||
|This is a very early 4 inch gun, serial number 450, in a Paterson type case with the beveled or raised panel lid, with flask, bullet mold and cap tin. The flask is double faced, marked "Colt's Patent". These cases were transition boxes with partitions, but were not used after 1850 and are very hard to find today. The gun shows traces of original finish, especially the silver on the grip straps, and very nice grips. There is some cylinder scene remaining and all other markings are crisp and clear. A nice example of its type.||
|This Colt Double Action, etched panel, Model of 1878 was shipped to Collow Row Bill on July 21, 1883. We cannot find anything about him, but he must have been an exhibition shooter in his day. Gun is fitted with factory installed ivory grips, is nickel finished, and is inscribed on the back-strap "COLLOW ROW BILL" and "Champion Pistol Shot of America". Included is a factory letter attesting to the grips, finish, and who it was shipped to. An interesting Colt 1878.||
|The Colt Officers Model Target (Third Issue) was made from 1927 to 1949. The guns were fitted with a 4, 4 1/2, 5, 6, or 7 1/2 inch barrel, adjustable front and rear sight, blue finish only, checkered walnut grips, and were chambered in .22LR, .32 Colt, or .38 Special. This gun is as described and is chambered in .38 Special and fitted with a 6 inch barrel. It is in excellent condition, retaining 97-98% of its original blue fiinsh, with some thinning on the sharp edges of the barrel, cylinder, and frame. The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the action is tight and functions perfectly. The grips are also in excellent condition, with only a few minor handlng dings. This would be a great shooter/collectable.||
|The Stevens No. 414 Amory Model was manufactured from 1912 to 1932. The rifles were fitted with a 26 inch barrel, equipped with a Lyman aperture sight, were lever action, and were chambered in either .22 LR or .22 Short. The gun is as described and is chambered in .22 LR. It is in excellent condition, retaining most all of its original color case-hardening on the frame, most all of its original blue on the barrel, and it retains most all of its original finish on its stock and forearm, with only some assorted handling marks and dings. The color case-hardened finish on the lever and butt-plate has disappeared to leave a silver finish. The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the action functions perfectly.||
|This is a totally original and completely matching (including the magazine) Artillery Luger, chambered dated 1918. Finding a nearly 100 year old Artillery Luger with and original matching magazine is highly unusual. Being built in 1918, near the end of thee war, and being in such good condition, it must not have ever been issued. The blue and straw are excellent. The grips show some wear to the checkering especially on the right side, but htere are no cracks or chips. The bore is bright and shiny. This is really a nice Artillery and would be an asset to anyone's collection.||
|The Model 62 Winchester is a later/modern version of the Winchester model 1890. They were made from 1932 to 1958, with over 409,000 manufactured. The little slide action rifles were fitted with a 23 inch round or oxtagon barrel, full blue finished, and were chambered in .22 S, L, ? LR interchangeably. This rifle retains most all of its original blue finish with some thinning from the forearm rubbing against the barrel, and assorted handling marks and minor spotting. The stock and forearm retain all of their original finish with only some minor handling marks and dings. The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the action is tight and functions as new. A very nice Winchester Model 62, would be a great collectable or shooter, or both.||
|Unique looking 7-shot personal protection derringer. It disassembles/assembles easily, and is fully functional, even the manual safety works. The gun is nicely engraved and it stands out sharply, even though the frame has lost most all of its original sliver finish, check out the checkered back-strap. The cylinder/barrel retains about 40% of its original blue fiinsh. It is all numbers matching. If all else fails, it turns into a brass knuckle. A very nice example of its type.||
|The 125th Anniversary Colt SAA Commemorative was manufactured in 1961 to celebrate the 125th birthday of Colt Manufacturing. There were 7,390 of these guns made with this one being the 3,450th one made. It is new/unfired and comes in its original wood presentation case. It retains all of its original finishes, with the exception of a spot on the left side of the hammer. The wood presetation cas is in excellent condition, with only a few very minor handling marks. Also included is a 125th Anniversary key chain. I feel these are sleepers of the Colt SAA's, especially since they are 2nd Generation guns.||
|According to the "Blue Book" this rifle was only made between 1914 and 1928. This "Special Grade" is quite rare and in 41 years we have never seen another. it has deluxe wood and checkering which is not found on the standard grade. It also has presentation engraving on the receiver: LEE HUNT TAYLOR, ITHACA, N.Y. Sept. 23, 1946. It would be interewsting to find out more about Mr. Taylor. The other special features is a special order Lyman tang sight that would have to be unique to this model rifle. Unfortunately the metal is an old reblue, and shows some pitting of the metal under the blue. This rifle is rare enough to be collectable as is, but it could be refinished again with a proper rust blue to enhance its value.||
|Beautiful S?W Model 25 (known as the Model 1955) fitted with a 6 1/2 inch barrel, patridge front sight, adjustable rear sight, factory checkered wood target grips with S?W medallions, target hammer and trigger, and chambered in .45 ACP. This is a 99%+ gun, with only a turn mark on the cylinder. Appears to have been test fired only, with a perfect bore and a tight and perfect functioning action. Includes a S?W presentation case with all assecories except the cleaning brush, and as is usual, the liner is cracked at the end of the barrel and rear sight. The case itself is in great condition, with few handling marks. Also comes with all paper-work and 4 Wilson moon clips.||
|A late WWII Inland Carbine,
dated 12/44, in the 6,698,xxx serial range.
It's original to that date, with all the new type III
updates, including bayonet lug, adjustable rear sight,
round bolt, and flip safety. Stock is properly marked
with the large ordnance wheel on the right side of the
stock, and "IO" in the sling slot. There is no "P"
proof which would indicate arsenal refinishing.
Overall, the gun retains approximately 85% original finish
and a near perfect bore. These are becoming difficult
to find in this untouched condition.
|The Colt Police Positive Target Model (Second Issue, Model "C") 6-shot revolvers were made from 1926 to 1941. They were fitted with a 6 inch barrel, adjustable rear and front sights, checkered walnut grips, were either blue or nickel finished, and were chambered in .22LR, .22 WRF, .32 Colt, or .32 New Police. This gun is as described, is blue finished and chambered in .22 LR. It is in excellent condition, retaining 98-99% of its original blue fiinsh, with some minor thinning on the sharp edges of the barrel, cylinder, and frame. The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the action functions smoothly, appears to have been fired very little. All screw heads are un-molested, including the very small sight screws. The grips have a few minor handling dings on the butt/bottom only, no chips or cracks. An excellent example of its type, a very attractive little Colt Target .22.||
|Starting in 1925 Colt produced
the Police Positive .32 Target Model on the new
heavier frame. They stopped production 10
years later in 1935 with a total production of only 3,351,
compared to the 15,741 of the .22 heavy frame target revolvers.
That makes this varient one of the lowest production revolvers
made by Colt. This example was made in 1932 when the
USA's economy was in a depression and not many shooters
could afford such a nice revolver. The overall
condition is excellent with a mint bore, nearly perfect grips
and 98% blue. It does have a few very minor isloated
rust specks on the frame that are visable in the pictures.
It would be hard to improve on this target model for either
the collector or target shooter.
|The Colt Lawman MK III was made from 1969 to 1983. The 6-shot revolvers were fitted with either a 2 or 4 inch barrel, either a unshrouded or shrouded ejector rod, fixed sights, checkered walnut grips, blue or nickel finish, and were chambered in .357 Magnum. This gun is as described and is fitted with a 2 inch barrel, with a unshrouded ejector rod, and is blue finished. The gun is in like new condition, with only a drag line on the cylinder. It has been shot, but very little from its appearance. Comes with its original numbered to the gun box. Tough looking Colt .357 Magnum snubby.||
|The Type 97 Sniper Rifle is
a Japanese bolt-action rifle, based on the
Type 38 Rifle. Following the standard practice
of the time, it was adapted from an existing infantry rifle.
The only difference between this rifle and the original
Type 38 is that it had a lightened stock, a single-action
hammer, a 2.5 power telescopic sight and a mid-band setup
for a monopod, although later models had this deleted. The
rifle entered service in 1937. When fired, the mild 6.5x50mm
Arisaka cartridge gave off little flash or smoke and made counter-sniper
activity difficult. The lack of flash and smoke comes from
the length of the barrel; a 797 millimetres (31.4 in) long
barrel allows cartridge propellant to fully burn and attain
the optimum combination of accuracy and bullet velocity. The
scope was offset to the left, to allow stripper clip loading.
Like other Mauser pattern rifles, it has a five round box
magazine. The rifle can be loaded with either a 5 round stripper
clip, or single rounds.
The Type 97 was manufactured at the Nagoya Arsenal and Kokura Arsenal, with the bulk of them made in Nagoya, Japan.
|Just received this pair of Colt Single Action Army Revolvers, consecutive serial numbered, matching Factory Class "C" engraved, fitted with 4 3/4 inch barrels, Rosewood grips with Colt Custom Shop Medallions, and chambered in .44 Special. The guns come in Factory Colt Custom Shop Presentation Cases and a factory letter confirming their engraving, caliber, grips fitted, and destination and date shipped. A beautiful set, rarely found in this configuration.||
|Made for the South American country of Columbia, they were one of the last bolt action rifles made for military use. It was not a popular design due to the fact that most military rifles were semi-automatic by that time. This rifle is "Brand New". It is full of cosmoline and we are sure that it is unfired. It even comes with a mint matching serial numbered bayonet. It would be impossibel to improve on!||
|The Nazi war machine was in full swing in 1938 and they produced around 100,000 Lugers that year. This example in in excellent original condition with a mint bore an 97% blue finish, with theonly visable wear on the high edges that rub on the inside of the holster. it comes complete with a 1939 dated holster and two un-numbered fxo extruded magazines. These magazines by them selves would sell in the $150 range each. This rig was some WWII GI's war trophy and was very well taken care of.||
|The Cadillac of .357 Magnum handguns, here is a beautiful, 1970's vintage, S?W Model 27 fitted with a 6 inch barrel, patridge front sight, adjustable rear sight, factory checkered wood target grips with S?W medallions, target hammer and trigger, and chambered in .357 Magum. This is a 99%+ gun, with only a minor turn line on the cylinder. Appears to have been test fired only, with a perfect bore and a tight and perfect functioning action. Includes a nice mahagany S?W presentation case with all assecories The case itself is in great condition, with a few minor handling marks. Also comes with all paper-work. A very nice example of its type.||
|Nice Colt Diamondback with
its original numbered to the gun box. The
6-shot revolver is fitted with a 2 1/2 inch barrel
and service checkered walnut grips, with silver "Rampant
Colt' medallions. It retains about 98-99% of its
oriignal blue fiinsh, with only some minor thinning at
the muzzle, a drag line on the cylinder, and some minor handling
marks. The grips are like new. The bore is bright
and the action is very tight and functions perfectly.
|The Ithaca 1911A1 handguns were made from 1943 to 1945, with 369,129 manufactured. This is an excellent example of its type, appearing to have had very little use. All stampings are sharp, the bore is bright with sharp rifling, and the action functions perfectly. A great looking 1911A1.||
|This gun, serial number 28746, was shipped to B. Kittridge ? Co., Cincinnati, OH in July 1876, in a crate of 25 similar guns. All were fitted with ivory stocks and chambered in 45 Long Colt. At this time, B. Kittridge was one of five large distributors known as thee "Allies". The other four were all located in New York City, but all five agreed to take unopened cases of either 25 or 50 revolvers, and in return, they received an additional discount from Colt. All guns in these large cases were shipped with blue finish and either wood or ivory grips. Depending upon demand, thee "Allies" would then change the finish on some from the standard blue to bright nickel. Hammers were usually left with their color case-hardened finish, and the screws, triggers and cylinder pins were left blue. This made for a very attractive gun, and the nickel finish was more durable than the blue. Many grips were changed by individual owners tosuite their fancy, but probably not more than 5% were shipped from Colt with factory ivory grips. This is an all original Peacemaker from that period, that is still in excellent working condition with no additions or subtractions since it left B. Kittridge in 1876, with original, one piece, factory ivory grips. A Colt Historical Letter accompanies the gun.||
|This turn of the century Single Action, serial number 210723 was shipped from the factory in 1901 to customer in St. Paul, MN. Although used, it is an excellent example of an original nickel plated Colt of the period with factory blue screws and blue cylinder pin. In addition, this gun was ordered with two piece mother of pearl grips which fit very well on the gun today and are in excellent condition. On the back-strap is engraved the name, "Ewing L. Rafferty", and while this is not mentioned in the factory letter, the quality and the style of the work appears to be factory original. To find a gun like this today is very rare. Normally, the pearl has been chipped or broken, and have usually been replaced long ago with something more durable. This is an attractive, 100% honest Colt, that is still crisp and tight.||
|The DWM Luger Artillery was manufactured from 1914 to 1918, the height of World War I. This 1917 Artillery is a very nice example of its type, retaining about 95-98% of its original blue finish. All straw finished parts retain most all of their original finish. The grips number to the gun and are in excellent condition and the screws are unmolested. The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the action functions perfectly. This is a all numbers matching gun, except for the magazine, which is from a 1920 Commercial (no number on the wood base). A fantastic Luger Artillery, would make a wonderful addition to a WWI or Luger collection.||
|Here is a very nice looking. approximately 1930's vintage, L.C. Smith, Field Grade, chambered in 16 Gauge. The shotgun is fitted with 26 inch barrels, choked modified and full, double triggers, lifters, and has a 14 3/16 inch length of pull. The barrels retain about 95% of their original blue finish, the receiver retains most all of its original color case-hardening. The checkered stock and forearm retain all of their original finish, with some assorted handling marks and dings. The bores are bright and the action is very tight and functions perfectly. The plastic/hard rubber buttplate is in near excellent condition, with only a few chips and handling marks. These Field Grade L.C. Smith's are seldom found in this clean and crisp condition.||
|A nice example of its type,
this Early Smokeless Powder Era Colt Single
Action was made
in 1903, is equipped with a 4 3/4 inch barrel, black hard rubber (which have turned a pleasing dark brown) Rampant Colt grips, finished in blue with color case-hardened frame and hammer, and is chambered in .45 long Colt. The gun retains about 40 to 50% of its original blue finish on the barrel and ejector rod housing, 40 to 50% on the cylinder, about 40% on the backstrap, and about 50% on the trigger guard. The frame retains about 40% of its original color case-hardening, and about 80% on the hammer. The bore is bright with sharp rifling, with just couple areas of corrosion. The action functions perfectly. The grips fit perfectly and have no cracks or chips. This all numbers matching SAA would make a great shooter or collectors piece.
|A very attractive pair of mid 19th century French "muff" or pocket pistols, marked "Salles" and "Marseille". These small screw in damascus barrel guns have one piece ivory grips, very fine engraving, gold inlay, fold up triggers, and rifled bores. They are approximately .36 caliber, and are in excellent working condition. Each gun has a comic or grotesque mask on the butt, with a cap box underneath. What would it cost today to replace these?||
|New/factory test fired Colt Python with 6 inch barrel and blue finish. Gun is fitted with factory checkered walnut target grips, and includes its original numbered to the gun box, hang tag, factory screwdriver, and all paper-work. I feel these 6 inch blue finished guns are the nicest looking of all the Pythons manufactured.||
|The Colt Double Eagle Combat Commander was manufactured from 1991 to 1996. They were equipped with a 4 1/4 inch barrel, 8-shot magazine, double action with safety/decock system, three white dot sights, and were chambered in .40 S?W or .45 ACP. This pistol is as described and is chambered in .40 S?W. It is unfired and in as new condition. Includes original box, its numbered to the gun sleeve, and all paper-work. Unique Colt pistol.||
|Just received this very cool looking Smith, its a S&W Model 24, equipped with a 3 inch barrel, round butt finger groove wood grips, red-ramp front sight, white outline rear sight, smooth combat rigger, and is chambered in the great 44 Special cartridge. The gun is new/unfired and comes with its original, numbered to the gun box, S?W screw-driver, cleaning rod and brush and mop, and all paper-work. A tough looking double action 44.||
|The Colt National Match was similar to the Government Model, except has hand-honed action, match grade barrel, blue or nickel finish, stamped "National Match" on the slide (earlier models on the left side, later on the right side), and were chambered in .45 ACP. There were a total of 4,813 National Matches manufactured between Feb. 9, 1932 to Sept. 16, 1941, serial numbered from C162997 to C204640. 3,339 had fixed sights, and 1,474 had adjustable sights. This is a fantastic example of the adjustable sight model with blue finish. This pistol would rate about 98 to 99% with only some minor thinning of its blue finish on its sharp edges. The checkered walnut grips look like new and all screw heads are unmolested. The bore is a little frosty, but has sharp rifling throughout. The action functions perfectly. The gun comes with its original, numbered to the gun box, cleaning rod, hang tags, Stevens adjustable rear sight instuctions manual, pistol instructions manual, and factory test target. Also included is a factory letter stating the gun having been furnished with the adjustable rear sight, and shipped on August 11, 1939. This has to be one of the best examples of its type.||
|Consecutive serial numbered pair of 3rd Generation Colt Single Action Army's. These 1988 vintage Single Action Army's feature 4 3/4 inch barrels, attractive factory "C" coverage engraving, factory fitted smooth ivory grips with silver Colt medallions, and a full nickel finish. Included with the guns are their original numbered to the gun boxes and all paper-work. A gorgeous set of Colt Single Action's, hard to find a consective pair as nice looking as these.||
|The Model 75 Sporter was made from 1938 to 1958, with approximately 88,715 manufactured between the Model 75 Sporter and Model 75 Target. The Sporter rifles were fitted with a 24 inch tapered barrel, were detachable magazine fed, checkered walnut stock, and were chambered in .22 LR. Here is a very nice, 1948 vintage, Winchester Model 75 Sporter, fitted with a factory mounted Lyman receiver peep sight. The rifle is in excellent condition, retaining about 98 to 99% of its original blue finish, the stock about the same, with sharp checkering and only some very minor handling marks. The bore is bright and the action functions perfectly. A good looking Winchester bolt .22.||
|Unissued looking Russian Tokorev
SVT 40, chambered in 7.62 x 54 Russian. The
rifle does not have any import stamps of any kind on
it. It is in great condition, with a bright bore and
perfect functioning action.
NOTE: Click picture to view additional images of this SVT 40. For additional information and details about this gun, ask for Lonny or Garry at 859-276-1419. If you come into our store to view this gun in person, let your sales representative know you saw it on our web site.
|The Fabrique Nationale Hi-Power, Post-Occupation, was made from the end of WWII to about 1954, after which the pistols were imported thru Browning Arms Company. This particluar Hi-Power is a fixed sight model and is chambered in 9mm. It is in excellent condition, retainig most all of its original blue finish, with only some minor thinning around some of its sharp edges. The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the action is tight and functions as new. The checkered wood grips are also in excellent condition, with only some minor handling marks. An excellent example of its type.||
|Just received this Arisaka Type 99 Paratrooper Type 2 rifle, chambered in 7.7 Japanese. The chrysanthemum has been ground off, but the rifle is in excellent condtion, with all numbers matching. The bore is bright, action functions perfectly, and the take-down works like new with tight lock-up. How often do you come across one of these, especially in this condition?||
|WWII vintage all numbers matching BYF 41 Luger, chambered in 9mm. The pistol is in excellent condition, retaining about 90% of its original blue finish, with thinning on the backstrap and high wear areas. The gun comes with a correct "fxo" stamped magazine, functions perfectly, and with the exception of a chipped base, is in excellent condition. The bore has sharp rifling, but there are a couple of areas with some very minor corrosion. The action functions perfectly. The grips have no cracks or chips. A good example of its type.||
|Promped by the increasing demands of World War I, the German Government in 1916 contracted with Mauser Werke for 150,000 pistols in 9mm Parabellum caliber. The grips of these guns were to be marked with a large red "9" to differentiate them from those in 7.63mm, already in service. This gun, serial number 98532, is in excellent condition. It retains 90% original finish, has a good bore, and the grips show little wear. A great example of its type.||
|The Colt "ACE" was made from 1931 to 1941 and 1947, with almost 11,000 manufactured. The pistols are similar to the Government 1911 but were chambered in .22 LR. They were equipped with a 4 3/4 inch barrel, full checkered walnut grips, and an adjustable rear sight. This first year production "ACE", retains about 95-97% of its original high polish blue finish and the grips are in excellent condition, with only a few minor handling marks and no chips or cracks. The bore is bright, with sharp rifling, and the action functions smoothly/perfectly. A good looking "ACE".||
|The Browning Model 10/71 was sold in the U.S. by BAC from 1970 to 1974 as the "Standard .380 Automatic Pistol". These modified versions of the Model 1922 pistol were equipped with a 4 1/2 inch barrel, grip safety, target sights, and target grips. This is the Renaissance Model 10/71, which is extensively engraved on a grey silver slide and frame, fitted with a gold plated trigger, and checkered wood grips. This 1971 vintage gun is in like new condition, it has been fired, but very little from its appearance. Its Browning black pistol rug and instructions manual is included with the gun. A very nice looking Browning pistol, and a great addition to a Browning handgun collection.||
|A limited series, Belgian
made, 9mm Browning Hi-Power with nearly 100%
leaf scroll engraving. This gun is very similar
to the Renaissance Model and has a beautiful satin nickel
finish and full checkered walnut grips with gold medallions.
It was discontinued in 1984, with only a few thousand
manufactured. This gun appears unfired and retains
its original walnut, red satin lined presentation case.
A beautiful Hi-Power.
|Just received this WWII vintage
Johnson Automatics Model of 1941 rifle.
The gun is chambered in 30-06 and is in excellent
condition, retaining most all of its original finish
on both metal and wood. It has a bright bore, with
sharp rifling, and the action functions perfectly.
One of the rarest of American semi-automatice military
rifles of WWII and this one would make a fantastic addition
to a WWII collection.
AMF ID: M13-696
|Here is a 1933 vintage Savage
99R in like new/maybe unfired condition. The
rifle is equipped with a 22 inch barrel, factory
installed front (Lyman) and rear sights, brass cartridge
counter, factory checkered pistol gripped stock
and forearm with unusual forend band, and is chambered
in .303 Savage. It retains 100% of its original
blue finish on the frame, barrel, sights, and trigger.
The butt-plate has a lot of its original finish, but with
thinning on the sharp and high exposed areas. The lever
retains all of its original color case-hardening. The
wood retains all of its original finish and is also like new except
for one small ding on the lower stock (see picture).
The action functions like new and the bore is perfect. An
extremely nice Savage 99R, especially considering it was
made in 1933.
|The Colt Camp Perry Model was
a Officers Model frame modified to accept a flat
single shot chamber and came in a choice of two barrel
lengths, 8 inch or 10 inch, and was chambered in .22 Long Rifle.
The guns were made from 1926 to 1941, with 2,488 manufactured.
It was the only single shot built on a revolver, that
Colt has ever made. This gun is in excellent condiiton,
retaining near 100% of its original blue finish, has a bright
bore, and the action functions perfectly with like new lock-up.
The grips are also like new with sharp checkering. A
very unique and desirable Colt.
|This is the best condition Artillery Luger that we have had in the last few years. It retains 98% of its original blue with only minimal wear on the front sight band and some high spots on the frame and sideplate. The original strawed small parts also retain most of their color. Of course it is all matching numbers, with the exception of the proper wood base magazine. The bore and the wood grips are near mint. It has become increasingly more difficult to find Artillery Lugers in this top collectors condition. Purchase the best that you will find or up-grade the one you have.||
|This beautiful, American Model Walther PPK/S Gold-Engraved is new, in its original presentation case. There were 500 of these made in 1987, of which this is #008 (James Bond, 007, backup?). The pistol is nicely engraved and is equipped with genuine ivory grips and a ivory magazine base/bottom. A very rare and attractive Walther PPK/S.||
|The Colt "Woodsman" Target
Model, 1st Series was made from 1927 to 1947,
with approximately 112,000 manufactured.
This is a last year production gun fitted with a 6 5/8 inch
barrel, an adjustable rear and adjustable front sight,
and all blue finished. It retains approximately
85-90% of its original finish, with most of the thinning
at the back and fore straps. The bore is bright, with
sharp rifling, and the action functions perfectly. The
checkered walnut grips are in excellent condition, with sharp
checkering and no chips or cracks. Nice "Woodsman".
NOTE: Click picture to view additional images of this Colt "Woodsman". For additional information and details about this gun, ask for Brent at 859-276-1419. If you come into our store to view this gun in person, let your sales representative know you saw it on our web site.
AMF ID: CM15-903
|Pair of 2nd Generation Colt
Single Action Army's, originally starting life as
1961 vintage, 125th Anniversary Models, consecutively
serial numbered. They have been expertly engraved
and signed by master Engraver "Ben Lane" and fitted with
beautiful one piece smooth ivory grips. The are fitted
with 7 1/2 inch barrels, about "C" coverage late vine scroll
engraving, nickel plated, fire blued screws, and are chambered
in 45 Long Colt. They are unfired/unturned and
come in a twin gun fitted mahagoney case. Gorgeous set of
NOTE: Click picture to view additional images of this Pair if SAA's.. For additional information and details about this guns, ask for Charles or Garry at 859-276-1419. If you come into our store to view this guns in person, let your sales representative know you saw them on our web site.
AMF ID: CM15-139/140
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