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**HOLD** SMOF7182 - 20062 - CZECH CZ-52 SEMI-AUTO 7.62 X 25 PISTOL
- Serial number B8474 made in 1954 by Ceskoslovenska Zborjovka. These are one of the most interesting of all the surplus military pistols. It is chambered for the 7.62 x 25mm Tokarev pistol cartridge, which is found either in lighter loads for pistol use, or much hotter loads for use in submachine guns. These were designed so that use of the SMG loads would not be a problem, and incorporate a roller locking system (similar to the old MG-42, and the HK-91, 93, MP-5 and P-9 pistol.)
These were the Czechoslovakian service pistols from their adoption in 1952 until the fall of the Soviet Union. Between 1952 and 1954 more than 150,000 were made with some estimated production figures as high as nearly 250,000. After the Czechs emerged from domination by the Soviet Union, they switched to the more modern double stack 9 x 18mm CZ-82 pistols, and eventually the CZ-52s were sold off in the surplus market.
The CZ-52 also uses a decocker safety. These military pistols feature either a parkerized finish or a gray oxide coating, while some CZ 52s were arsenal reblued in the 1970s. This one retains about 97% original gray phosphate finish. Mainly just holster wear. Excellent bore. Tiny import marks on the right side but they blend in nicely. Since this gun was made in 1954 it is C&R eligible. This comes with an original holster and spare magazine as shown in the photos $325.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6743 - NORTH AMERICAN ARMS MINI 22 IN .22 LONG RIFLE CALIBER, SERIAL NUMBER L105290
The tiny single-action North American Arms Rimfire pocket revolver combines light weight and a low-profile for convenient carry. The stainless steel frames and cylinders make the durable and rugged. Cylinders hold 5 rounds and can be removed for reloading.
This is a handsome little revolver in excellent condition. It is the perfect solution for small light-weight concealed carry. $250.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6642 - EARLY RUGER MK-I 5 & 1/2 INCH BULL BARRLE TARGET PISTOL IN 22 CALIBER SERIAL NUMBER 323063 MANUFACTURED IN 1965.
The Ruger 22 Standard Model was introduced in 1949, and customers flocked to it by the thousands, America`s shooters found that it delivered outstanding performance and value. In 1951, the Mark I Target Pistol was introduced. This Mark I Target Pistol is an excellent choice for the target shooter who wants quality but does not want to invest a lot of money. The pistol has a blue finish and is set up with a 5.5 inch bull barrel and adjustable target sights. Excellent condition with an excellent bore, comes with one magazine. $350.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6643 - EARLY RUGER STANDARD MODEL .22 SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL MANUFACTURED IN 1964.
The `standard model` was Bill Ruger`s first product, introduced in 1949, and with few minor improvements over the years remains in production today. The original design lasted from 1949 through 1982 with only the 1952 change in the color of the eagle on the grips from red to black in honor of the death of Alex Sturm, Ruger`s partner. In 1982 the Mark II was introduced and in 2005 the Mark III.
This pistol is serial number 270792, it was made in 1964 with 4.75 inch standard weight barrel, fixed sights and nice checkered wood grips with the black Ruger eagle. The pistol is in excellent condition with a few small dings and scratches. Comes with one nine round magazine. $350.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6645 - SMITH & WESSON MODEL 41 TARGET PISTOL SERIAL NUMBER 17263 .22 LONG RIFLE WITH 7-3/8 INCH BARREL AND COCKED INDICATOR. NICE!
The Model 41 is a semi-automatic pistol developed by Smith & Wesson after World War II as a competitive target pistol. Smith and Wesson designed the Model 41 to be the finest 22 target pistol that could be manufactured and many people believe that they were successful. It was designed with a 105 degree grip angle which is the same as the Colt M1911 pistol. This was intended to maintain a consistent grip angle for competition shooters who are often involved with both centerfire and rimfire shooting. Since the model is considered to be one of the world`s finest target pistols, it was purchased by the government for military marksmen as well as by civilian target shooters.
Serial number range for this model began 1954 at 1001 and continued to 115000 in 1970. We believe this pistol (17263) was manufactured in 1959. The pistol is one of the highly sought after early model with 7-3/8 inch barrel and cocked indicator, the cocked indicator was dropped on later versions to reduce production costs. Pistol is in excellent condition with only a few small dings and scratches. $1200.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6641 - RUGER MODEL 22/45 5.5 INCH BULL BARREL TARGET PISTOL IN 22 CALIBER. SERIAL NUMBER 224-55695
The Model 22/45 Target Pistol provides the feel of the classic 1911 pistol with the proven reliability and value of the Ruger. The perfect trainer, it allows for low-cost practice and provides shooters with the familiar and preferred grip shape and feel of the famous 1911 .45 caliber pistol.
In addition to the identical grip angles, the 22/45™ features the same fire control locations (manual safeties, magazine releases and bolt hold-opens) as the 1911, making them perfect for .45 caliber shooters looking for an affordable way to train. The pistol is also perfect for plinking, target shooting, and small game hunting.
This pistol is in excellent condition and does not look like it has been used much. it comes with adjustable sights, 5 1/2" bull barrel, the original box and one magazine. $350.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6601 - HIGH STANDARD MODEL C-102 SEMI-AUTO 12 GA SHOTGUN- 18 1/4" BARREL
Serial number NONE (pre-1968 serial number not required) Serial numbers began appearing on the High Standard shotguns during mid to late 1967, although two letter date codes were used on the barrels as early as 1958 Beginning about 1958.
High Standard made shotguns under their own name starting around 1960, although they had been making guns sold under "house brand" names for other retailers since the late 1940s.
They used a long list of model numbers for their guns, and they are hard to sort out, but we believe that this is part of the Supermatic C-100 family of semi auto shotguns introduced circa 1966. It is 12 gauge with 2 3/4" chamber. Reportedly these are good solid guns, although not as well known or appreciated as those from Brand "W" or Brand "R".
Overall excellent condition with about 95%-97% original blue and the varnished walnut stocks having only a couple of minor dings, and some flaking of the finish on the forend grip. This was probably a longer barrel which was cut to its present length, a real bargain for someone at only $350.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6606 - HIGH STANDARD SUPERMATIC MODEL S101 - CALIBER .22 LR. SERIAL NUMBER 573175 MANUFACTURED IN 1956.
The High Standard Supermatic line was introduced in 1951, it replaced the G series, and was a much more refined pistol with a slide stop, barrel balance weights, improved adjustable target sights and the lockwork refined.
This pistol has a 4.5 inch bull barrel with slots for barrel weights. The serial numbers on the slide and frame are matching. Pistol retains 90 to 95% original finish with some slight holster wear on the tip of the barrel and on the sharp edges. The bore is shiny with strong lands and groves. Grips are in very good condition with strong checkering and no cracks, chips or dents. This would make an excellent competition pistol or a handsome addition to a collection. $495.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6608 - UNFIRED! HIGH STANDARD SUPERMATIC CITATION MODEL 106 MILITARY - CALIBER .22 LR. SERIAL NUMBER 1889094 MANUFACTURED IN 1967.
This pistol appears to be unfired and it comes with the original box and papers.
The High Standard Supermatic line was introduced in 1951, it replaced the G series, and was a much more refined pistol with a slide stop, barrel balance weights, improved adjustable target sights and the lockwork refined. The Supermatic Citation was designed for target shooting, it`s micrometer rear sight was mounted independently from the slide to improve accuracy.
This pistol has a 5.5 inch bull barrel with slots for barrel weights, the serial numbers on the slide and frame are matching. The pistol was manufactured in 1968 and it is in brand new condition, probably unfired. It comes with the original box and papers. There is no visible finish wear, the bore is bright and shiny and the grips are nice and clean with sharp checkering, not dinged, cracked or oil soaked. The box is in good condition with some slight wear. $995.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6598 - HIGH STANDARD MODEL B PISTOL. SERIAL NUMBER 46506. CALIBER 22.
The High Standard Firearms Company of New Haven, Connecticut made high quality .22 caliber target pistols for many years. Many Model B pistols were used by the U.S. Government for training during World War II. The High Standard line began with the Models A and B, this makes the Model B a must for most High Standard enthusiast to have in their collections. Model A and Model B pistols were about the same design with an internal hammer and detachable box magazine that held 10 rounds, except that the Model B had fixed sights rather than the adjustable sights of the Model A. Barrel lengths of both 4.5 inches and 6.75 inches were available.
This pistol has the longer 6.75 inch barrel, it was manufactured in 1939. The pistol it retains over 95% of its original blueing with some fading on the front and backstraps. The barrel is bright with excellent riflings. Overall this pistol is one of the best High Standard Model B Pistols that we have come across in a long time and it would make a great addition to any High Standard collection. $450.00 (View Picture)
SMF6739 - RUGER STAINLESS STEEL NEW BEARCAT IN .22 CALIBER SERIAL NUMBER 93- 41161 MANUFACTURED IN 2008
The Ruger Bearcat was first introduced in 1958 and stayed in production until 1970. It is a design based on the classic Remington percussion revolvers of the mid- 19th century. Because of its compact size and frame, it was advertised as being ideal for hikers or campers in need of a .22 LR revolver, or "kit gun".
Due to the popularity of the design Ruger reintroduced the model in 1993 as the New Bearcat. The New Bearcat features smooth rosewood grips with a Ruger medallion embedded. The New Bearcat makes use of the Ruger transfer bar safety system.
This revolver was Manufactured in 2008, it is in excellent condition bit a bright and shiny bore. $550.00 (View Picture)
SMF6934 - SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1911-A1 PISTOL IN 45 ACP, SERIAL NUMBER NM39409
Springfield 1911-A1 pistols are built using today`s most advanced computerized machining and inspection techniques to produce the most tolerance- adherent components. They are individually assembled by trained, professional gunsmiths whose number one goal is providing the highest quality model 1911 on the market today. Springfield`s 1911-A1 pistols are the most winning 1911 firearms in the history of Action and Practical Pistol Competition. Gun Test Magazine recommended Springfield`s 1911 over Kimber and Colt, their quote says: "Springfield`s loaded 1911 is our first choice, buy it." This pistol is used but in very good to excellent condition. $750.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6891 - RARE SECOND YEAR PRODUCTION SMITH AND WESSON 6.5 INCH PRE- MODEL 29 4-SCREW IN 44 MAGNUM
Serial Number S176000, according to information in the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson by Jim Supica & Richard Nahas, this revolver is the first Pre-Model 29 built in 1957. It comes with Original Presentation Case, Screwdriver, Cleaning Tools and Rare "Coke Bottle" Grips.
The first production .44 Magnum, serial number S130927, was completed on Dec. 15, 1955. S&W called this model the NT-430 for N-frame, Target, .430 bore diameter. The second revolver (S130806) was completed December 29 of that year and presented to Coleman. Five additional .44 Magnums were completed in January of 1956 with S130942 being shipped to Julian Hatcher of the NRA and fourth going to Elmer Keith (serial number S147220) on January 27, 1956.
The "Most Powerful Handgun in the World" was announced to the shooting public on January 19, 1956, with a special telecast from Springfield, MA. The NT-430 was initially offered in both a 6.5` and 4` barrels, blue or nickel finish, at a price of $135.00. Approximately 6000 .44 Magnums were produced in 1957.
The new .44 Magnum quickly gained popularity with shooters and handgun hunters. The .44 Magnum became the Model 29 when S&W assigned model numbers in 1957. The release of the movie Dirty Harry starring Clint Eastwood made the .44 Magnum and the Model 29 known around the world. The "Most Powerful Handgun in the World" acquired a mystique unequaled by any other modern handgun. Interest in the .44 Magnums increased to the point where demand far exceeded supply.
The early NT-430s were shipped in a black or dark blue pebble grain leatherette presentation case with S&W Insignia and ".44 Magnum" on the top. The interior was lined in blue satin and contained an aluminum (or blue steel) knurled screwdriver and cleaning rod with brass brush and cotton swab. The swab and brush were made with a treaded brass base.
Approximately 6500 Pre-Model 29s were produced with the five-screw frame in the serial number range of S130000 to S167500 but revolvers with serial numbers as high as S174500 have been documented as five-screw framed. The serial numbers were stamped on the bottom of the grip frame, the rear cylinder face, inside the yoke, in the ejector rod shroud and under the extractor star.
This revolver is in excellent condition with about 98% original finish on the metal and a little lightening at the muzzle. The grips are the rare "Coke Bottle" type, they are in good condition with no cracks or chips missing but showing some light wear. The case is in good condition, it has some wear on the fabric near the hammer. Coke Bottle grips have been selling for $550 on E-Bay and early cases like this selling as high as $250. Overall this is a handsome revolver and a rare find.
Comes with a letter concerning the original owner, David W. Lyon, a successful power line contractor in Salt Lake City. $3000.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6644 - STAINLESS STEEL RUGER MODEL P-91 DC IN .40 S&W SERIAL NUMBER 340-36630.
The Ruger P-91 is a semi-automatic pistol designed for military, police, civilian and recreational use. The design is largely based on the Browning action found in the M1911 pistol, but with minor variations, generally related to the safety mechanism and the barrel-camblock interface. Reviews have considered them rugged, reliable, and strong.
This pistol is in excellent condition (almost like new) it comes with ambidextrous decocker, stainless steel finish 3 dot sights, original box, loading tool, and two high capacity magazines. $375.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6832 - COLT .38 SUPER AUTOMATIC PISTOL MADE IN 1935- SUPERB! WITH CASE!
Serial number 17959 made in 1935 with 98-99% original high polish blue finish. It will be nearly impossible to find a better example! The quality of the workmanship and finish on these pre- WW2 Colts is simply breathtaking.
This is basically a Model 1911A1 pistol modified only as much as needed to function with the .38 Automatic Colt Pistol cartridge which had first been introduced in the Colt Model 1900. The `.38 Super` designation actually referred to the pistol, to distinguish this new offering from the older Colt models 1900, 1902 and 1903. Eventually, after WW2 there began to be differences in the ammunition, with older .38 ACP cartridges having slightly less velocity and significantly lower chamber pressures than the similar size cartridges loaded and sold as `.38 Super.` (There is a very good discussion of the history of the cartridge at http://38super.net/Pages/History.html)
There is a great history of the .38 Super pistol development from Man At Arms magazine at https://static1.squarespace.com/static/54dc6b0be4b0d364a5ee20e0/t/54e785a1e4b021b682bbdfb1/1 424459169224/colt+super+automatic+copy.pdf which we will summarize here. The .38 Super pistol was introduced by Colt in 1928 as a higher velocity smaller caliber alternative to the .45 ACP Model 1911 with greater penetrating power, and began shipping in 1929. A total of about 37,000 were made prior to WW2, and during the war the British bought up 1,120 .38 Supers on hand and later the OSS bought 400 for their use. In addition, there were Match and Super Match versions offered for target shooters where this was a very popular competitive pistol.
This is about as nice an example as most people will ever see. There is a tiny scrape in the finish on the front strap, and another on each side of the slide, and one eraser size spot where the deep blue finish is discolored. The sharp corners on the front of the slide show just the faintest bit of finish loss. This is an honest 98-99% gun, all totally original, never dinked with or touched up. Perfect bore. Comes with one original magazine. The case is a custom made case, very nice quality with red cloth interior, and would work equally well with any of the 1911 series pistols if you do not want to use it to protect this exceptionally nice gun. $5500.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6277 - SAUER MODEL 1913 SEMI AUTO PISTOL SERIAL NUMBER 14611 IN 7.65MM (32 ACP).
In 1900 the FN Company began selling their 32 caliber pocket automatic pistol. It was an instant success and the word `Browning` went into the French language to mean a pocket automatic pistol. Other companies hoping to take advantage began introducing their own pistols small automatic pistols. One of these was J. P. Sauer and Sons, a well-established German arms maker. Their first pistol was the Model 1913, a simple, yet effective design. The outbreak of World War I a year later gave them a large market among German officers who had to buy their own pistols.
This is a nice looking pistol, it retains 95+ percent blue, that is likley an old refinish. Top of slide is marked "J.P. SAUER & SOHN , SHUL". Right hand side slide is marked "PATENT" and "CAL 7.65 is marked on the left. The bore is shiny with strong lands and grooves. The grips are white replacements, possible mother of pearl or some other material with the same look. The grips are in good condition with no cracks or chips. $375.00 (View Picture)
SMF6741 - RUGER MODEL LCP IN 380 CALIBER, SERIAL NUMBER 376-78129
The Ruger LCP is an excellent choice for concealed carry because it is lightweight, compact and powerful. The LCP is just 5.16 inches long and 3.60 inches tall and it is designed to fit a variety of holsters and provide many concealed carry options. The rugged construction with through-hardened steel slide and one-piece, high-performance, glass-filled nylon grip frame make the pistol durable and reliable. The checkered grip frame provides a secure and comfortable grip and the hammer is recessed within the slide to prevent it from snagging on clothing. The pistol is used but in VG to excellent conditioin. $150.00 (View Picture)
SMF863 - GLOCK MODEL 17 IN 9MM SERIAL NUMBER HG990 WITH ADJUSTABLE SIGHTS
The 9x19mm Glock 17 is the most widely used law enforcement pistol worldwide and is one of the best selling handguns to civilians in the USA. This is a full size double action pistol with a polymer frame, magazine, trigger and other parts. Steel barrel has hexagonal rifling for higher bullet velocity. Slide, and springs are also steel. Excellent condition. Comes with adjustable sights, one pre- ban high capacity magazine. $550.00 (View Picture)
SMF6390 - SPRINGFIELD XD SUB COMPACT IN 9MM, SERIAL NUMBER US815512.
The Springfield XD combines safety with quality and ease of use. With Springfield`s new Ultra Safety Assurance (U. S. A.) action trigger system, this polymer framed pistol is comfortable and safe. XD pistols have exceptional safety features including a grip safety, USA trigger safety, and a firing pin block (drop safety). Ambidextrous magazine release buttons, loaded chamber indicator and cocked firing pin (striker) status indicator all add to the XD`s unrivaled features. The manufacturer warrants Springfield Armory XD pistols for life. This pistol is used but in like new condition. It comes with 3 stainless steel magazines. $450.00 (View Picture)
SMOF3571 - GLOCK MODEL 22 CHAMBERED IN 40 S&W SERIAL NUMBER CML339US.
Glock pistols feature an excellent combination of reliability and accuracy. Their high- tech engineering and construction create a handgun that can stand up to the punishment of even the most unforgiving conditions. The Glock pistol`s Safe Action trigger system offers distinct benefits over conventional trigger systems, with increased smoothness and consistency. Glocks have almost 50% fewer components than conventional handguns of the same caliber. Glock handgun frames are made of a virtually indestructible synthetic that is stronger than steel, yet 86% lighter. Glock pistols can withstand temperatures ranging from -40 F to +158 F and still come out firing. Metal Glock components are finished with a unique surface treatment called Tenifer that makes those parts virtually as hard as a diamond and even more corrosion resistant than stainless steel. Glock handguns are designed with a natural grip angle that complements instinctive shooting. The ergonomic frame design features a bore axis and weight distribution that ensure a controlled shot, even under the most adverse conditions. The polymer frame gives a much softer recoil than that of conventional guns and the barrel has hammer-forged rifling for increased velocity and greater accuracy. Pistol is in excellent (like new) condition with a mirror bright bore. Comes with one Glock brand 10 round magazine. $495.00 (View Picture)
SMOF3494 - STAINLESS STEEL COLT GOLD CUP MKI SERIES 80 NATIONAL MATCH IN 45 ACP SERIAL NUMBER SN22869.
Colt introduced the Gold Cup National Match Automatic in 1957. The Gold Cup was designed to offered competitive shooters a pistol which was accurate enough to go straight from the dealer`s shelf to the match competition firing line. Every Gold Cup pistol came from the factory fitted with specially hand-fitted parts (every metal to metal contact part was hand honed, hand fitted and hand finished), reduced slack between barrel and slide, adjustable spring-fed trigger stop, wide grooved trigger, adjustable square notch rear sight, flat mainspring housing (arched optional), deeply serrated receiver face for firm grip, specially designed extractor to eliminate damage to empty cases, flat grooved slide rib, improved (enlarged) ejection port, more positive (larger) slide serrations and beautiful royal blue finish on sides with the remainder sand blasted to reduce glare.
Colt introduced the Gold Cup MKI/Series 70 National Match in 1970. Series 70 Colt Gold Cup pistols incorporated Colt`s "Accurizor" barrel and bushing which used a spring-steel, "finger collet" bushing that gripped the end of the barrel, which had also been slightly redesigned with a slight belled end to accommodate the collet bushing. The new "Accurizor" barrel and bushing was intended to improve the intrinsic accuracy without sacrificing reliability.
Colt introduced the Gold Cup MKI/Series 80 National Match in 1983. Series 80 Gold Cup pistols incorporated a new firing pin safety system that made use of a small plunger located inside the slide to block the firing pin against movement, thus preventing the pistol from discharging accidentally should the pistol be dropped or hit hard while fully loaded with a round in the chamber. Two small sheet-metal levers working alongside the trigger pushed aside the plunger, which would then free up the firing pin to fire the weapon once the trigger had been deliberately depressed. Around 1988 it was decided that the collet bushing wasn`t all it was cracked up to be, as there were a few reports of the bushing fingers breaking in use. In addition, it was felt that modern CNC manufacturing techniques had allowed tighter factory tolerances with the older solid bushing setup. As a result the original mil-spec barrel and bushing configuration was reinstated.
This Gold Cup was manufactured after 1983, it has the correct Elliason type adjustable sights series 80 type safety system and Colt diamond checkered black wood grips. The pistol is in like new condition, and comes with the original Colt brown wood grain box and papers. $1295.00 (View Picture)
Modern Long Guns
SMOF7105 - SCARCE YUGOSLAVIAN SKS-STYLE M59/66A-1 SEMI-AUTO RIFLE- SUPERB!
Serial number M486659 all matching numbers, in 7.62 x 39mm built at the famous Zastava State Arsenal for the Yugoslavian military. These are high quality rifles made with all milled parts, not cheap stamped junk like some of the Chinese rifles. The 11.5 inch blade type bayonet folds under the barrel. Perfect bore. The M59 was the basic Yugo made version of the SKS rifle, and the Model 59/66 added a 22 mm diameter grenade launcher which looks more like a flash suppressor or muzzle brake on the end of the barrel. The front sight has a fold-up "ladder" for use in grenade sighting. When the grenade sight is raised, the gas system is automatically blocked and the action must be manually cycled for safety as rifle grenades must be fired with a special grenade launching blank cartridges only, and this feature helps ensure that a ball round is not loaded from the magazine. The gas system is not automatically unblocked when the sight is folded, however, and must be manually opened to again allow semi-automatic operation. Barrels are not chrome-lined. Both the grenade launcher and grenade sight are NATO spec, which is a bit odd for a Commie bloc weapon, but they must have had their reasons.
The M59/66A-1 added night sights with radium painted dots, like on this one, while another variation uses glass vials of tritium.
This is excellent plus unissued condition, with 99% or better original finish and only a few of the most minor storage and handling blemishes. Wood has the raised grain of unissued martial arms. Tiny import marking PW ARMS REDMOND WA 7.62x39 YUGO M59/66 on left side of receiver rail. This was made in 1974, but is C&R eligible per the BATF list.
Collecting SKS rifles is a popular specialty with a lot of good info for beginners at http://www.ogca.com/sks_rifles__by_adrian_van_dyk.htm
Probably the nicest Yugo SKS we have ever seen, and one of the few of the 59/66A-1 variation. $595.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6943 - (JT) WINCHESTER MODEL 61 IN 22 S/L/LR CALIBER, SERIAL NUMBER 230936, MANUFACTURED IN 1956
The success of the Winchester Model 1890, Model 1906, and the Model 62 demonstrated the desirability of a high capacity, light weight, fast cycling .22 caliber rifle. In 1932 Winchester decided they could not let Remington have the only pump action .22 with an internal hammer on the market, and the Model 61 was introduced. Over 340,000 were made before it was discontinued in 1963. The Model 61 has continued to be seen by many as the pinnacle of the pump action .22 style of rifle, and has remained prized by collectors and shooters alike.
This rifle was made in 1956 and is in excellent condition with a bright bore and 95%+ of the original bluing remaining, with a little edge wear on the high spots. This rifle also has the desirable grooved receiver for mounting a scope. The wood is very good with some minor dings on the buttstock. Overall this rifle`s condition is way above average. It would make a great addition to any Winchester collection. $795.00 (View Picture)
SMF7102 - BROWNING BLR LIGHTNING LEVER ACTION .270 WSM WITH CUSTOM UPGRADES
Serial number 20881ZX341, made in 2013, upgraded with Skinner Express sights along with rail for Weaver type mounts if you prefer to use a scope. Limbsaver recoil pad installed. Trigger and action job for superb smoothness. Perfect bore. Stocks have had the ugly factory epoxy finish removed, checkering precisely recut and beautiful hand-rubbed Pilkington oil finish applied. Comes with one factory magazine. Blue finish is original factory and looks about new, but call it 98-99%. A very handsome rifle intended for field use by someone who appreciates fine guns which will do a superb job.
The custom work has been done by East Creek Precision, which we highly recommend for top quality gunsmithing work (http://eastcreekprecision.com/index.htm)
This was a custom order gun for a client in Hawaii who wanted it to hunt feral hogs. The gun was new, direct from Browning and the client ordered a trigger and action job, a Limbsaver pad, a Skinner "Black Gold" rear peep sight and front blade, and a rubbed oil finish. The checkering from the factory was poorly done, so all checkering and borders were re-cut. Removal of the factory rear sight from the barrel revealed a variety of threaded and unthreaded holes (which they do to allow several final assembly options with different sight without having to make different receivers with different holes). These were covered by the rail.
If you want to use a scope, the Skinner rear sight can be removed and bases mounted on the receiver, or a scout type scope can be mounted on the barrel rail and the peep sights left in place.
The high gloss epoxy finish on the wood was removed and hand rubbed oil finish applied. It is a great gun!
However, the customer was moved to Panama and discovered that Panama strictly controls ammunition sales, and no ammo for this gun is currently or ever likely to become available there. So, he canceled the order for this gun and had another made up the same way for a different caliber which could be obtained. His loss is your gain! $850.00 (View Picture)
SMOF7101 - PRISTINE SPRINGFIELD ARMORY M1A WITH LEUPOLD 6-18 X 40 SCOPE IN SADLAK MOUNT
Serial number 273307 made by the commercial Springfield Armory. This is the 7.62mm (.308) caliber civilian semi-auto only version of the U.S. M14 rifle which first served in the mid-1960s and even today is used for designated marksman/sniper missions.
Pristine condition, with only a hint of finish wear from cycling the action and a few tiny scrapes on the GI flash hider finish. Perfect bore. Walnut stock is blemish-free except for a small mark on the right hand side, everything is perfectly fitted by by East Creek Precision, which we highly recommend for top quality gunsmithing work (http://eastcreekprecision.com/index.htm)
The Leupold 6-18 x 40 scope is top quality and very highly regarded among shooters, and the SADLAK brand scope mounts are the best available for the M1A/M14. Comes with a top quality Turner Saddlery sling, and 20 round magazine. $1895.00 (View Picture)
SMOF7005 - SCARCE FIRST YEAR PRODUCTION SAVAGE MODEL 99 TAKE DOWN CARTRIDGE COUNTER RIFLE WITH 20 INCH BARREL. SERIAL NUMBER 157962. CALIBER 250- 3000 MANUFACTURED IN 1914.
The Savage Model 99, introduced by Savage Arms Company was, behind the Winchester Model 1894, one of the most popular lever action hunting rifles in the U. S., and was chambered for many more cartridges than the Model 1894. Savage Arms also developed the 250-3000 cartridge from the Lee 6 mm cartridge. It was the first commercially available cartridge with a muzzle velocity of over 3000 ft per second. Savage only made rifles in this caliber from 1914 to 1921, and all could be taken down for easy cleaning and transport.
This rifle looks like it may have been re-blued and has about 90% finish remaining. The stock and fore end have wear on the finish and a recoil pad has been added. The original leaf rear sight has been removed and a filler installed in the dovetail, but easily restored to original. Receiver has been drilled and tapped for Weaver scope bases. The stocks would look a lot better if the varnish coating was stripped and a nice oil finish applied which would highlight the checkering. The bore is shiny with sharp riflings.
One of the classic and longest running of all American sporting rifle designs, a nice representative example in for a sporting collection, or ready to return to the field for use. (Assuming your gunsmith approves, we sell all guns as collector items only.) For more on Savage 99s, see the great new book by David Royal. One of the most popular lever action rifles in an unusual and highly sought after caliber. $650.00 (View Picture)
SMOF7047 - HANDSOME RUGER MODEL 44 CARBINE IN 44 MAG SERIAL NUMBER 102- 06732
Alexander Sturm and William Ruger founded the Sturm Ruger Company in 1949. William Ruger, a talented firearms designer, had combined elements of the Japanese Nambu, the German Luger, and the American Colt Woodsman pistols into what became the first commercial offering from the Sturm Ruger company: the Ruger Standard Model. The success of this rimfire handgun launched the Sturm Ruger company.
In 1961 Ruger introduced the Deerstalker. Chambered in the powerful .44 Remington Magnum cartridge, the Deerstalker was a handy rifle that was quick to shoulder and could easily defeat brush type conditions often encountered on deer hunts. Because the rifle was semi automatic quick follow up shots on fleeing game were possible. Reloads on the fly were easy due to the four round tubular magazine fed by a loading gate under the action. In 1962 the Ithaca Gun Company sued Sturm Ruger for the use of the Deerstalker moniker. Ruger quickly dropped the title and renamed the Deerstalker series of rifle the Model 44. The Model 44 remained in production until 1985, when rising production costs made the Model 44 series no longer profitable.
Most Model 44`s that we encounter have been the unfortunate victim of some home gunsmith practicing his trade. The addition of poorly fitted receiver sights, unsightly recoil pads, bizarrely located sling swivel studs, and other "improvements" are common sights on the Model 44.
This rifle is one of the finest Model 44`s we have encountered in years. It is a standard rifle produced in 1975, and it remains in its original factory configuration. The bore is bright and the rifling is strong. Finish would rate at XX%. There is no doubt that this rifle will bring joy to the collector of fine firearms, and, we suspect that it will make a fine shooter as well (we sell all guns as collectors` items only, please see a professional gunsmith before firing). $950.00 (View Picture)
SMOF7012 - SAVAGE MODEL 99 TAKE DOWN CARTRIDGE COUNTER RIFLE WITH 22 INCH BARREL. SERIAL NUMBER 220672. CALIBER 303 SAVAGE MANUFACTURED IN 1920.
The Savage Model 99, introduced by Savage Arms Company was, behind the Winchester Model 1894, one of the most popular lever action hunting rifles in the U. S., and it was chambered for many more cartridges than the Model 1894. This rifle was manufactured in 1920, it is the take - down version and comes with cartridge counter and cocked indicator pin.
This rifle has about 95% finish remaining that may have been touched up at some point. The rifle has a classy schnabel type forend and the wood is pretty with the normal wear that one would expect on a rifle that is nearing 100 years of age. There is a small chip missing on the buttstock near the tang on top. The bore is shiny with sharp riflings. Original Savage rear sight, but elevator is missing. Front sight blade is a period replacement Lyman gold bead type.
One of the classic and longest running of all American sporting rifle designs, a nice representative example in for a sporting collection, or ready to return to the field for use. (Assuming your gunsmith approves, we sell all guns as collector items only.) For more on Savage 99s, see the great new book by David Royal. $550.00 (View Picture)
SMOF7040 - REMINGTON MODEL 511 SCOREMASTER CALIBER .22 SHORT, LONG, LONG RIFLE
In 1939 Remington introduced the Model 511 Scoremaster to compete with the Winchester Model 69 which Winchester had brought to market four years earlier. The Model 511 was originally marketed as an upscale version of the Model 510, a single shot `boy`s` style rifle, but with a magazine fed repeating action. Production of the Model 511 continued until 1963, with a total production estimated at just over 300,000 units.
This rifle was manufactured in April of 1942. The finish is in excellent condition and would rate at 95%. The stock is in superb condition and shows little to no signs of handling or use. This rifle has not had any tasteless modifications performed on it, such as the addition of sling swivels, scope mounts, or the name of a possible love interest carved into the stock. It is rare to find rifles of this style in as purchased condition.
This rifle comes from a time when pride was taken in craftsmanship and rifles were made to last generations. There are many rimfires on the market with synthetic stocks and aluminum receivers, but they simply cannot compete with the beauty of a rifle with blued steel and a walnut stock. This rifle would make an excellent first rifle for the young boy or girl learning to shoot, or it could be an exciting addition to the collection of the rimfire addict who appreciates fine quality. $250.00 (View Picture)
SMOF7014 - VINTAGE DAISY MODEL 99 `CHAMPION` LEVER ACTION BB GUN
Register number L237880 Made by Daisy, Rogers, Arkansas, U.S.A. Division VICOR COMPTOMETER CORPORATION. Daisy was initially a family owned company, but was eventually sold to the Victor Comptometer Corporation about 1968, and then to Kidde Corporation around 1978, so this dates to circa 1968-77. In 1983 the Hough family bought the Daisy company back from Kidde. There were several variations of the Model 99 between 1959 and 1979 when it was replaced by the Model 499.
The Model 99 was sold as a competition grade rifle for the shooter education program and had a `OFFICIAL SHOOTING EDUCATION` medallion on the right side of the stock, which is missing on this one. These have rear sights adjustable for both windage and elevation and are intended for target use, albeit not Olympic level but more for scout troops and school groups. Overall excellent with a few scrapes on the stock but about 98% of the painted finish remains on the metal. Comes complete with the original web sling. $59.00 (View Picture)
SMOF7022 - VINTAGE CROSMAN POWER MASTER 760 .177 BB REPEATING RIFLE
Used excellent external condition. These are a pump type gun, but not the `slide action` of a shotgun, but rather pulling the forend down and forward and pumping at least 2 but no more than 10 times to build up the air pressure. Not sure about internal seals and valves which often deteriorate or get plugged up if not used, but replacement parts are readily available. Owner`s manual can be downloaded from: https://www.pyramydair.com/manual/crosman-66-760
A good example to relive Christmas past, or to get that gift for yourself that Santa never brought. Or, you could start collecting these, with at least 6 variants in the `Power Master` version, and additional as the `Pump Master` it would be inexpensive and fun and you can shoot them at home. NOT a firearm, so no FFL hassles, but we cannot ship to some places run by idiots which have silly restrictions on air guns. $35.00 (View Picture)
SMF7021 - EARLY "PRE-WARNING" RUGER 10-22 SERIAL NUMBER 114- 95459 WITH SCOPE
The 10-22 is sleek, perfectly balanced, rugged, accurate lightweight, reliable, rifle that is built to perform under demanding use. It has become a standard among small-game hunters, plinkers and competitive target shooters, where speed and accuracy are paramount.
This is the more desirable pre-warning model, it was manufactured in 1975. The rifle comes with a hardwood stock, scope and blued metal finish. It is in excellent condition with a few small dings and scratches from normal usage. $195.00 (View Picture)
SMF7007 - GLENFIELD MODEL 60 IN 22 SERIAL NUMBER 26224405
A great beginner`s gun with iron sights installed as well as the scope. These are made for use with 22 short, long or long rifle cartridges. 95%+ original blue, some wear and a few spots of light surface rust. Some minor stock blemishes, so it is not a `new` gun, but a gently used one, but still suitable for a collection of `boys rifles` or a general Marlin collection. Marlin uses the `Glenfield` brand on their least expensive models, but the are good solid rifles. Probably an easy fix for a gunsmith. Priced accordingly at $125.00 (View Picture)
SMF7015 - RUGER 10-22 SERIAL NUMBER 123-65737
The 10-22 is sleek, perfectly balanced, rugged, accurate lightweight, reliable, rifle that is built to perform under demanding use. It has become a standard among small-game hunters, plinkers and competitive target shooters, where speed and accuracy are paramount.
This RIFLE was manufactured in 1983. The rifle comes with a hardwood stock, scope and blued metal finish. It is used but in excellent condition with a few small dings and scratches from normal usage. $195.00 (View Picture)
SMF7018 - STAINLESS STEEL RUGER 10-22 SERIAL NUMBER 257-80084
The 10-22 is sleek, perfectly balanced, rugged, accurate lightweight, reliable, rifle that is built to perform under demanding use. It has become a standard among small-game hunters, plinkers and competitive target shooters, where speed and accuracy are paramount.
This rifle was manufactured in 2005. The rifle comes with the black all weather stock, and stainless steel finish. It is used but in excellent condition with a few small dings and scratches from normal usage. $250.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6945 - EXCELLENT REMINGTON MODEL 121 FIELDMASTER CALIBER .22 S/L/LR SERIAL NUMBER 195792
In 1907 Remington partnered with famous gun designer J. D. Pederson to set about designing a slide action gallery style rifle to compete with the Winchester Model 1890 and Model 1906. Remington sought to produce a rifle that appeared more elegant then the Winchester rifles by concealing the hammer inside of the body of the receiver. This had the added benefit of reducing the amount of dirt or other contaminants that could enter the receiver. After some modifications completed by in house Remington employees Crawford C. Loomis and G. H. Garrison, Remington introduced the Model 12 for sale in 1909.
The Model 121 Fieldmaster is the direct decedent of the Model 12, it is a well-built slender design with a plain pistol grip butt and nicely grooved slide handle. Remington manufactured the 121 from 1936 to 1941 when production was discontinued due to W.W.II. After the war production was resumed from 1945 to 1954. Total production is not known, but over the years, many thousands were sold. Model 121 rifles can chamber 22 Short, 22 Long and 22 Long Rifle, rimfire ammunition interchangeably. The tubular magazine that is mounted underneath the barrel has a capacity of 14 to 20 rounds depending on which type of cartridge was loaded. Rifles are 42.5 inches in overall, length and weigh 6 pounds empty. Barrels are 24 inches with 4-groove right hand twist, concentric rifling.
This is a handsome rifle, it has no date code on the barrel so it was probably manufactured before 1920. The finish rates at about 95% and the bore is bright and shiny. Overall this is a fine example of an early .22 caliber rifle. Remington Model 121 `s that don`t look they were lost in Bubba`s barn are getting harder and harder to find. This rifle is sure to please the Remington fancier or the .22 caliber fanatic. $650.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6761 - CUSTOM SPORTING RIFLE MADE ON A WINCHESTER M1917 ACTION WITH CUSTOM TIMNEY TRIGGER, SCOPE AND SLING
A classic vintage custom sporter, tastefully designed and nicely executed. Serial number 331424 with 23.5 inch barrel in 30-06 caliber. Bore is shiny and sharp, but slightly dirty. The rear sight assembly and protective ears have been neatly removed, the receiver has been radiused, and the front and rear rings each have holes drilled and tapped for a sturdy one piece rail scope mount. The 3 x 9 Tasco scope is in very condition. Bluing would rate about 95%. The stock is a military stock nicely modified with the addition of a high comb and pistol grip. Comes with a custom adjustable Timney trigger, nice wide suede backed sling and Decelerator recoil pad. $450.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6618 - REMINGTON MODEL 740 ADL GAS OPERATED .30-06 SEMI-AUTO RIFLE SERIAL NUMBER 155150
This is an exceptionally nice example of the scarce Model 740 ADL which comprised about 25% of the Model 740 production with the vast majority being the 740A standard grade. The ADL included a high comb stock, checkered wrist and forend, grip cap and factory sling swivels. The Model 740 replaced the old Model 8 and 81 designed by John M. Browning, and in less than two years more model 740s were sold than the entire production run of the Model 8 and 81 from 1906 to 1950. Originally introduced in 1955 only in .30-06 the .308 caliber was added in 1956 and .244 Remington was added in 1957. Production of Model 740s ended on December 31, 1959 with a total of 252,275, so all are qualified as Curios and Relics under ATFE rules. The Model 742 was the replacement for the Model 740.
Overall excellent plus condition with about 98-99% original finish, showing just a tiny bit of wear on the buttplate, muzzle and a few other high points. This comes with a period Bausch & Lomb scope in the unique mounts used peculiar to the B&L scopes, but using the factory drilled and tapped holes. The rear sight has been removed, but would be easy to replace. The walnut stock is excellent with most of the factory finish, the only significant flaw being a scratch on the left side near the buttplate. Excellent bore and mechanics. Made from 1955-1959 but since we did not note the barrel date code we cannot pin down the exact date.
The best source of information on the Model 740 as well as the later 742 and 7400 respectively is a Remington Society of American article available at: http://www.remingtonsociety.org/remington- model-740-model-742-and-model-7400-autoloading-rifles/
An exceptional example of one of the classic mid-20th century sporting arms by Remington. $435.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6475 - CUSTOM SPORTING RIFLE MADE ON AN EDDYSTONE M1917 ACTION WITH SCOPE AND SLING
A classic 1950s-early 60s vintage custom sporter, tastefully designed and nicely executed. Serial number 1227081 with 24 inch barrel in 30-06 caliber. Bore is shiny and sharp, but slightly dirty. The rear sight assembly and protective ears have been neatly removed and the receiver has been radiused, the front and rear rings each have holes drilled and tapped for an old style Weaver scope mount. The Weaver K4 4x Scope is in nice condition with a few minor dents and dings. Scopes and mounts like this were very popular back in the day days. Bluing would rate about 95%. The stock is a nice modified military with straight grain walnut a thick recoil pad. Comes with a nice wide suede backed sling. $395.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6415 - CUSTOM SPORTING RIFLE MADE ON A REMINGTON M1917 ACTION WITH 3 X 9 SCOPE AND SLING
The U.S. Model 1917 rifle probably formed the basis for more customized and wildcat rifles than any rifle in U.S. history. This was because of the design of the rifle. A brief history of the rifle is in order. The US M1917 was certainly the rifle no one wanted until the custom gun makers got hold of it after 1945.
It was a British design, and thrust up on the army because of the manufacturing inadequacies of the Springfield Armory when we suddenly entered the First World War in April 1917. At the end of the war the Army found itself with 2.4 million rifles it never wanted.
During World War II we gave them to allies including Britain and China, and also to our own troops, but still had over a million left. After the end of World War II the government authorized sales to civilians. An excellent condition Model 1917 could be yours for $10 (about $133 today).
Gunsmiths suddenly had a supply of sturdy, inexpensive rifles with a Mauser action to play with. It had a bolt face that could be opened up for a belted magnum cartridge, and a long bolt and magazine well able to accommodate a magnum case.
This is a classic 1950s-early 60s vintage custom sporter, tastefully designed and nicely executed. Serial number 412026 with 24 inch barrel in 30-06 caliber. Bore is shiny and sharp. The rear sight assembly and protective ears have been neatly removed and the receiver has been radius, the front and rear rings each have holes drilled and tapped for an old style Weaver scope mount. The Tasco 3 x 9 Scope is in nice condition with a few minor dents and dings. Bluing would rate about 95%. The stock is a nice modified military with straight grain walnut a thick recoil pad. Comes with a nice wide suede backed sling. $395.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6982 - 7730D - AK-47 UNDERFOLDER 7.62 X 39MM SEMI-AUTO RIFLE
Serial number A9804 made by Lancaster of Goodyear, AZ as the Model AUSA, sometime 2006 or early 2007. The date is important because the early Lancaster guns had an excellent reputation, but around 2008 the key personnel running the company left and a bunch of careless and/or clueless idiots kept it going under the Lancaster name and the quality declined drastically, especially with their AK-74 types in 5.45mm and those Lancaster guns certainly earned a reputation as crap guns. This is from the `good times` and is not to be confused with the later trash.
This was made after expiration of the silly `assault weapons ban` but still had to comply with `922(r)` regulations by incorporating a number of U.S. made parts (trigger, slant type muzzle brake, magazine, etc) with a foreign `parts kit` which in this case is a Polish kit (11 in oval) made in 1983 with matching numbers on the trunnion block, bolt carrier and receiver cover and possibly other parts. Except for a few dings on the bottom of the laminated wood forend this appears to be about new, and has not been fired since purchase in early 2007. This is a great item to fill a hole in any collection to show the evil `assault rifles` used by more countries than any other weapon in history, either their military forces or by surrogate puppet forces or indigenous rebels or radical terrorists. These are so ubiquitous because they are relatively easy and cheap to make, and are noted for their reliability even in the hands of ignorant savages with no training. They were used by the North Vietnamese, in Afghanistan and Iraq, and lots of other places against U.S. forces. Still, an important item for the collector of U.S. military arms to better understand the enemy. This cannot be sold to people in state run by idiots, so don`t waste your time or ours by asking. $695.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6684 - PRE-64 WINCHESTER MODEL 70 IN 300 H&H SERIAL NUMBER 405255 MANUFACTURED IN 1957 WITH ORIGINAL BOX.
The box is numbered to the gun, with the packing materials. Winchester introduced the Model 70 in 1936 and it quickly set the standard to which all other commercial bolt action rifles have been compared. Made in calibers ranging from the diminutive .22 Swift up to up the massive .458 Winchester magnum, there is a caliber for every purpose and a great variety for the obsessive collector to chase to complete their collection.
These are the epitome of classic sporting rifles of the 20th century, and one of the high points of the entire Winchester line, these are proving to be a good investment since the shutdown of the Winchester factory in New Haven, Connecticut on March 31, 2006 which has driven up collector interest in `real` Winchesters.
Many experts claim that the Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 is the best bolt action sporting rifle ever manufactured. This is a handsome rifle, it probably has been fired but it is in excellent condition. The metal would rate about 97%+ original finish remaining and a bright shiny bore. The wood is excellent also with only a couple of insignificant dents or dings. This rifle would make a great shooter (Assuming your gunsmith approves it as safe to fire, we sell all guns as collector items only.) Or because it has the original box and papers and of the excellent condition it is in, it would be a great addition to a collection. $2750.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6986 - 7730K - AK-47 UNDERFOLDER 7.62 X 39MM SEMI-AUTO RIFLE -
Serial number A5030 made by Lancaster of Goodyear, AZ as the Model AUSA, sometime 2006 or early 2007. The date is important because the early Lancaster guns had an excellent reputation, but around 2008 the key personnel running the company left and a bunch of careless and/or clueless idiots kept it going under the Lancaster name and the quality declined drastically, especially with their AK-74 types in 5.45mm and those Lancaster guns certainly earned a reputation as crap guns. This is from the `good times` and is not to be confused with the later trash.
This was made after expiration of the silly `assault weapons ban` but still had to comply with `922(r)` regulations by incorporating a number of U.S. made parts (trigger, slant type muzzle brake, magazine, etc) with a foreign `parts kit` which in this case is a Polish kit (11 in oval) made in 1981 with matching numbers on the trunnion block, bolt carrier and receiver cover and possibly other parts. This appears to be about new, and has not been fired since purchase in early 2007. This is a great item to fill a hole in any collection to show the evil `assault rifles` used by more countries than any other weapon in history, either their military forces or by surrogate puppet forces or indigenous rebels or radical terrorists. These are so ubiquitous because they are relatively easy and cheap to make, and are noted for their reliability even in the hands of ignorant savages with no training. They were used by the North Vietnamese, in Afghanistan and Iraq, and lots of other places against U.S. forces. Still, an important item for the collector of U.S. military arms to better understand the enemy. This cannot be sold to people in state run by idiots, so don`t waste your time or ours by asking. $750.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6969 - 19378 - RARE ISRAELI .22 SINGLE SHOT MAUSER MITARY TRAINING RIFLE MADE BY FN IN 1952 -
Serial number 1192, one of only 1,000 made, all in the range 1001-2000. An earlier batch (1-1000) was reportedly made for South Africa, and another small batch was subsequently made for the Belgian Army with their ABL receiver markings.
These are NOT converted K98k rifles, but new made in 1952 specifically as single shot .22 Long Rifle training rifles with a solid bottom receiver, and stock specifically made for this use, and stamped with a large 0.22 on the right side of the butt. However, external appearance, weight and operation are identical to the K98k Mauser which was the mainstay of the Israeli Defense Forces from their founding in 1947 until replaced by the FN-FAL beginning in 1954 but remaining for reserve and emergency use at least 20 years after that.
Do not confuse these with the other Israeli Mauser .22 training rifles which were standard K98k rifles altered with Remington marked barrels and new bolts to make them .22s. Those Remington barreled guns were apparently done circa 1948-49, and seem to be even scarcer than the purpose-made FN single shots.
Overall condition is Very Good with about 50% thinning light gray Parkerized finish taking on a brownish-patina tone. NOT import marked. Stock is VG with the expected dings and scars of an issued military arm and paint markings on sides of the butt as shown in the photos. Remember, this is the correct original stock marked 0.22. Stock is yucky dark brown color and oil soaked like nearly all of these, and really needs to be stripped to remove the crud followed by a bit of stain and some oil finish which will tremendously improve the appearance of this scarce rifle. Comes with original Israeli leather sling. Nice bore with many more grooves than any other .22 bore I have seen, and is counterbored at the muzzle. A very scarce and desirable Mauser for the collector of military .22 training rifles, or a general Mauser collection. Military .22 training rifles are a popular collecting specialty and this is one was in John`s collection for many years but he is clearing those out to make room for more line throwing guns, so someone else can enjoy owning this one for a few years. While many of the .22 trainers are pretty easy to find, this one is very scarce. (C&R eligible) $1095.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6987 - 7730L - 7730D - AK-47 STANDARD WOOD STOCK 7.62 X 39MM SEMI-AUTO RIFLE -
Serial number A6997 made by Lancaster of Goodyear, AZ as the Model AUSA, sometime 2006 or early 2007. The date is important because the early Lancaster guns had an excellent reputation, but around 2008 the key personnel running the company left and a bunch of careless and/or clueless idiots kept it going under the Lancaster name and the quality declined drastically, especially with their AK-74 types in 5.45mm and those Lancaster guns certainly earned a reputation as crap guns. This is from the `good times` and is not to be confused with the later trash. While the fixed wood stocks are not as `tacti-cool` looking as the folding stocks, they are actually noticeably lighter in weight and a handy size that is nicely balanced, only a bit bulkier than a M1 carbine.
This was made after expiration of the silly `assault weapons ban` but still had to comply with `922(r)` regulations by incorporating a number of U.S. made parts (trigger, slant type muzzle brake, magazine, etc) with a foreign `parts kit` which in this case is a Romanian kit (identified by the triangle mark on the trunnion block ahead of the parts kit serial number.. This was made in 1981 and has matching numbers on the trunnion block, bolt carrier and receiver cover and possibly other parts. This appears to be about new, and has not been fired since purchase in early 2007. This is a great item to fill a hole in any collection to show the evil `assault rifles` used by more countries than any other weapon in history, either their military forces or by surrogate puppet forces or indigenous rebels or radical terrorists. These are so ubiquitous because they are relatively easy and cheap to make, and are noted for their reliability even in the hands of ignorant savages with no training. They were used by the North Vietnamese, in Afghanistan and Iraq, and lots of other places against U.S. forces. Still, an important item for the collector of U.S. military arms to better understand the enemy. This cannot be sold to people in state run by idiots, so don`t waste your time or ours by asking. $650.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6970 - 17351 - VERY RARE WW1 U.S. MILITARY MARKED WINCHESTER MODEL 12 SHOTGUN
- Serial number made in April 1917 (per Winchester polishing shop records) with 28 inch full choke barrel. Original blue finish looks great on the right side but crappy on the left (so only look at the right side!). <br><br> Note that this is the MODEL 12 (or 1912) NOT the MODEL 97 (1897) shotgun usually associated with WW1 U.S. military use! <br><br> Most people are familiar with the U.S. military use of Winchester Model 1897 shotguns during WW1 as `trench guns` with the ventilated handguard and bayonet lug, and without them as `Riot Guns`. During WW2 more Model 97s along with Model 12 shotguns were procured in trench, riot and training configurations, but only a very small number of Model 12s were purchased during WW1. <br><br> (Note that terminology is inconsistent as most collectors now use the terms Model 97 and Model 12, but until 1918 the official Winchester names were the Model 1897 and Model 1912. Although Winchester changed the markings and marketing to reflect the `new` names, military records and manuals sometimes use the old or new names through WW1 and WW2.) Bruce Canfield`s `Combat Shotguns` on page 47 cites a Winchester Archives memo reporting that between May 1917 and June 1919 Winchester delivered 177 `Model 1912 shotguns` and 600 `Model 1912 Riot Shotguns.` Although there may have been a prototype Model 1912 Trench gun made during WW1 it is believed that the Model 1912 `Riot` guns were just that, not trench guns. Presumably the 177 Model 1912 listed just as `Shotguns` were long barrel sporting or training types, making them one of the scarcest of all U.S. martial shotguns.
Surviving examples of any type of WW1 U.S. military Model 1912 shotguns are extremely rare, and their characteristics are far from certain. The Springfield Research Service found military records listing only 13 Model 12 shotguns in the range 160,000-189,000 with pre-1945 dates along with a few scattered above and below which are a bit more questionable as to accuracy of model or serial number in the records. Of the 13 recorded numbers, 7 are noted as sales to individual officers May 2, 1928. There is no telling what the configuration is, so they may be either riot or long barrel guns. However, since all seven guns went to officers from various San Francisco Army or Navy units, it is likely they were long barrel guns for sporting or competition use, perhaps members of a local military gun club.
LT A L SMITH (SALE) [note 3]
USS PC-1238 --> LST-891
USS PC-1238 --> LST-891
LT W J PAUL (SALE) [note 3]
FRANCE FIELD CZ
LT L B CAIN (SALE) [note 3]
ARMY AIR BASE PANAMA
LCDR L R GRAY (SALE) [note 1]
USS LUZON (PR7)
LT F D HACKETT (SALE) [note 3]
LT F D HACKETT (SALE) [note 3]
LT M C ROBERTS (SALE) [note 2]
(Note 1-- LCDR Lloyd R. Gray was assigned to 14th Naval District in 1927, and USS Procyon (AG-11) in 1928. Procyon served as flagship of Commander Fleet Base Force, U.S. Battle Fleet, until she was decommissioned on 1 April 1931, home ported in the San Francisco area. The `Fleet Base Force` was basically the logistics and support elements of the fleet- oilers, tugs, tenders, repair ships, supply ships, minesweepers, target ships. The ships were known as the `Base Force Train` to distinguish them from fixed land bases. Note 2 -- LT Marvin C. Roberts, was a Navy Supply Corps officer assigned to Train Squadron 2, Fleet Base Force, who would have been doing similar things as LCDR Gray. Note 3- the January 1928 Army List & Directory includes the following these four Army officers, all stationed at the Presidio of San Francisco: Frank D. Hackett, 1st LT Air Corps, Crissy Field, Presidio, SF Lambert B. Cain, 1st LT, 30th Inf, Presidio SF Wilfred J. Paul, 2nd LT, Air Corps, Crissy Field, Presidio SF Arthur LaS. Smith, 2nd LT, Air Corps Reserve, Crissy Field, Presidio SF
During WW1 Winchester commercial Model 1897, Model 1903 and Model 1885 Winder muskets were purchased for military use and most were marked `US` over a flaming bomb with the double circles and multiple spread flames. Most likely the Model 1912 shotguns were also marked that way if marked at all.
This shotgun is almost certainly one of a very few Model 12 guns purchased during WW1 and may well be the only fully marked example known to the collecting community today. Condition is as shown in the photos, with about 90-95% original blue finish on the right side, but thanks to storage in a wet gun case long ago the left side of the receiver has maybe 20% blue and 60% patina and salt and pepper pitting with some dull steel gray. It may be possible to carefully polish the left side to remove the roughness and touchup the finish to make it look a lot nicer, albeit partially refinished. There are about a dozen small rust patches on the left side of the barrel about 1/8` to 1/2` diameter which blend in and I would not attempt to refinish. I believe the barrel is original to the receiver, but it is impossible to see the date code (if any) due to the design of the Model 12 barrel extension. If it is the original barrel this is one of the 177 military purchased `shotguns,` and if replaced then this was likely one of the 600 `Riot Guns` purchased. Excellent bore and mechanics. The buttstock is an old replacement which fits poorly and has the common cracks to the rear of the receiver. An EXTREMELY rare U.S. martial shotgun that has been in John`s collection for nearly 20 years but needs a new home so he will have room for other treasures. Price reflects the crappy appearance of the left side as well as the very handsome other side. I know I will regret letting this one go! $1650.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6881 - YUGOSLAVIAN SKS-STYLE M59/66 7.62 X 39MM SEMI-AUTO RIFLE (FROM THE HART COLLECTION!)
Serial number G186527. These were built at the famous Zastava State Arsenal for the Yugoslavian military. These are high quality rifles, not cheap junk like some of the Chinese rifles. Hardwood stocks. The 11.5 inch blade type bayonet folds under the barrel. The M59 was the basic Yugo made version of the SKS rifle, and the Model 59/66 added a 22 mm diameter grenade launcher which appears visually like a flash suppressor or muzzle brake on the end of the barrel. The front sight has a fold-up "ladder" for use in grenade sighting. When the grenade sight is raised, the gas system is automatically blocked and the action must be manually cycled for safety as rifle grenades must be fired with a special grenade launching blank cartridges for safety, and this feature helps ensure that a ball round is not loaded from the magazine. The gas system is not automatically unblocked when the sight is folded, however, and must be manually opened to again allow semi-automatic operation. Barrels are not chrome-lined. Both the grenade launcher and grenade sight are NATO spec, which is a bit odd for a Commie bloc weapon, but they must have had their reasons.
This is a rifle which has seen use, probably in the civil war following the break up of Yugoslavia, and has some finish wear and some Cyrillic looking writing scratched on the left side of the butt. Century import marks on the barrel. Good bore and mechanics. Overall a good representative examples of the SKS rifle which was widely used by Commie nations during the Cold War, as well as by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War, enhanced by the provenance from the Hart collection.
(PROVENANCE NOTE- This is item number 294 from the Howard P. Hart and Jean H. Hart Collection of Historical Arms. Mr. Hart was a career Central Intelligence Agency Officer as well as an avid arms collector. A large part of their collection was donated to the Virginia War Memorial Museum in Richmond, VA, and many other items donated to the National WW2 Museum in New Orleans, LA. This item has the Hart Collection inventory tag attached, and has a certificate of provenance and a copy of Howard`s fascinating autobiography, signed by Jean Hart. The association of this item with Mr. Howard Hart, and this outstanding collection adds to its desirability for your collection and for future owners and helps preserve the legacy of Mr. Hart.) $450.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6841 - TNW SEMI-AUTO MG-34 VERSION OF WW2 GERMAN MG-34 8MM MAUSER CALIBER UNIVERSAL MACHINE GUN - NICE!
Serial number 7798b on the newly made receiver. TNW`s semi-auto version of the MG-34 uses newly made receivers, with the other parts from originalWW2 German MG34 guns, some of the parts being modified to shoot from a closed bolt with other changes to gain approval by the BATF as semi-automatic weapons subject to the same treatment and sales as any other semi-auto rifle. (However, some states with goofy laws regarding magazine capacity may ban these since they fire from a 50 round link belt, although you can make five 10 round belts from a 50 round belt to comply with such nonsense.) TNW`s website states `You will find the detailed workmanship of this remanufactured weapon to be very close to the original. Due to the shrinking supply of MG34 parts kits, additional parts and labor; On January 1st 2017 the MG34`s price will be increased to $4699. 2017 will be our last production year of the MG34.` (See their page at: http://www.tnwfirearms.com/product-p/mg34-cplt-0008-bkxx-xxxx.htm and check their videos to see the incredibly complex work that goes into making these.)
These guns received a very favorable write up in the May 2013 Small Arms Review which can be read at:
An excellent history of the MG-34 is available on the superb Forgotten Weapons website along with a 27 minute video on the history, disassembly and functioning of the MG-34.
This gun is in near new condition (as made by TNW using WW2 German parts) showing almost no signs of firing, and having about 98-99% of the dark gray phosphate type finish. It comes with the folding bipod used by ground troops, standard folding front and rear sights, with a base for a ring type anti-aircraft sight (not included). Also has one 50 round link belt and operator`s manual. There are some other MG-34 accessory items on our parts or German militaria pages if you want to add some bling to this beauty.
This is an excellent opportunity to own a good representative example (albeit modified to semi- automatic only) of the famous WW2 German MG-34 machine gun. Remember, this is not a `dummy gun` with a solid receiver, but an actual firing weapon. Since it is semi-auto only, there are none of the Class 3 hassles and tax stamps and waiting associated with a live machine gun, and the price is only about 30% of what a live class 3 gun would be. Our price is significantly below what the TNW folks are getting and they are nearly sold out. $4250.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6927 - 14456 - INTERESTING `ERSATZ` M1903A3 RIFLE MADE BY SANTA FE CIRCA 1955-1960
Serial number 5000169, with receiver ring marked `CAL. 30-06/ SANTA FE/ MODEL 1903A3 5000169`. This has mostly original M1903A3 parts except for the receiver, while some of the later Frankenfield M1903A3s had many more crude copy parts. Everything but the receiver on this is military surplus. All parts are in excellent condition with about 98% finish. The RA 2-44 barrel has an excellent bore, but there is a bunch of crud, perhaps dried cosmoline, lying in the bottom of the bore (if held horizontal like in a wall rack) for about 6 inches near the breech. I think this will scrub out but just wanted to note that it is there and may be something else.
During the 1950s huge quantities of surplus Model 1903A3 parts began hitting the market. Virtually every part was available except for receivers, and the Army sold very few M1903/1903A3 rifles prior to 1962 so there was both a demand and partial supply for rifles.
The receive is a crude investment casting copy made for `Santa Fe division` of Golden State Arms Corporation. Golden State operated circa 1960-1974 in the Los Angeles area. They were connected with similar firms operating as Santa Fe, National Ordnance, and Federal Ordnance. The ownership or management of these companies often overlapped and their addresses were the same, or nearby, and their product lines were often very similar. Early accounts indicated that the receivers for Santa Fe and later National Ordnance were investment castings made in Spain or Yugoslavia. However, recent reports indicate that the actual master pattern was made in the U.S. and that the ersatz receivers were made by Rimer Casting of Waterville, Ohio. Multiple tests by reputable laboratories (H.P. White Labs and the Birmingham Proof House) showed that these receivers were extremely strong, and not a safety hazard. However, the fit and finish was very inferior and guns assembled with the cast receivers under any name have earned a perhaps unjustified reputation as being basically junk guns.
Later production M1903A3 rifles under the National Ordnance brand name included many more ersatz parts, including stocks, bands, sights, and even plastic handguards. However inspection of receiver details confirms that the receivers were from the same source as those used on rifles with the Santa Fe name. These receivers lack the clip slots for use of stripper clips and have a unique square dimple for the magazine cutoff spindle to engage and consistently poor fit and finish.
This is one of a number of `Frankenfield` copies of military rifles from John`s collection which were used in a display a few years ago. Besides the Santa Fe M1903A3 it included a Sedgley M1903, Bannerman Krag carbine, Bannerman 1937 version of M1903 rifle, Hartley & Graham Trapdoor and a reweld M1 Garand. While on the fringes of U.S. military arms collecting, it was also a very instructive warning to collectors about potential items which are not what they appear to be. (An extreme example is one of these `Frankenfield` cast receivers with fraudulent Remington markings and serial number added and built up and sold as a M1903A4 sniper rifle on one of the auction sites. P.T. Barnum was right!) $495.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6883 - NORINCO MAK-90 SPORTER (SEMI-AUTO AK-47) WITH CEINER .22 CONVERSION KIT INSTALLED (FROM THE HART COLLECTION!)
Serial number 94144637 (with just the last digits 44637 on some parts) made by NORINCO in China in 1994. This is a semi-auto only copy of the infamous `Kalishnikov assault rifle` which was the standard arm of the entire communist world for most of the latter part of the 20th century, and is reportedly the most widely used military rifle in history. These have been made in most of the Soviet-bloc nations as well as in China and many other client states, and are commonly round in the hands of revolutionary groups around the world. They are very simply designed, crudely made and are very reliable, even when mistreated by untrained savages in extreme field conditions.
This rifle is in near new condition with about 98% original blue finish. This has a Ceiner .22 long rifle conversion unit installed and Mr. Hart reported that it worked well for him, but Ceiner products have a varied reputation. The Ceiner units sold for $160 but are no longer made. This is being sold as a 7.62 x39mm MAK-90, but at the moment you can only shoot .22 LR in it. We are attempting to locate the original 7.62 x 39 parts and will include them if/when found. This comes with one 10 round Ceiner magazine. Figure value of the MAK-90 at $700 and the Ceiner at $150 making the price
(PROVENANCE NOTE- This is item number 65 from the Howard P. Hart and Jean H. Hart Collection of Historical Arms. Mr. Hart was a career Central Intelligence Agency Officer as well as an avid arms collector. A large part of their collection was donated to the Virginia War Memorial Museum in Richmond, VA, and many other items donated to the National WW2 Museum in New Orleans, LA. This item has the Hart Collection inventory tag attached, and has a certificate of provenance and a copy of Howard`s fascinating autobiography, signed by Jean Hart. The association of this item with Mr. Howard Hart, and this outstanding collection adds to its desirability for your collection and for future owners and helps preserve the legacy of Mr. Hart.) $850.00 (View Picture)
SMOF4982 - 16371 - EGYPTIAN HAKIM 8 X 57MM SEMI-AUTO RIFLE (SUPERB!) -
Serial number 49268, absolutely the best condition Hakim we have ever seen. Made at "Factory 54" which later became Maadi Military and Civil Industries Corporation. Once plentiful on the surplus market these are now hard to find with any sort of condition. These represent a very interesting era of small arms development. The FN-49 rifles made for Egypt had not performed well for them. So, the Egyptians bought the surplus Swedish AG42 Ljungman machinery and after modifying it slightly to use 8mm Mauser ammunition, adopted it as the Hakim. They later found out that the fine tolerances that worked well in Sweden did not like the sand and grit in the desert. Following French and British attacks on Suez in 1956, and periodic butt-kickings by the Israelis, the Egyptians sought small arms help from other countries, ending up under the influence of the Soviet Union, which resulted in the later adoption of the 7.62x39mm Rashid rifles, a much modified cousin of the Hakim The number above the serial number on the receiver of this Hakim translates to 1967, but we are not sure if that is the date of manufacture or something else, and there does not seem to be any reliable source of that actual dates of manufacture for the Hakim or the Rashid rifles. The Hakim is in 8mm Mauser caliber, using a detachable 10 round box magazine. It uses a `direct impingement` gas system, and is well made although not a very sexy looking rifle
This one is in excellent condition (unlike many which are pretty beat up) with about 98% original blue- black finish having just a few minor storage and handling scrapes but almost no wear. Bore looks like it will clean to excellent once the dried grease and crud are removed. Stock is likewise excellent with just a very few minor handling dings. There is a wire staple on the right side of the bolt carrier, intended for a rubber pad, almost always missing, but the remnants are here, held with electrical tape. Comes with an old web Russian style sling which may or may not be correct, but is a free bonus anyway. A surprising number of former Egyptian arms are available on the collector market- Remington Rolling blocks, SMLEs, the FN-49s, Rashids, Helwan pistols, etc for a well defined collecting niche with interesting historical connections to the various eras represented. Sorry, we can not accept credit card payment for this item. $895.00 (View Picture)
SMOF5307 - 18395 - CZECH MADE COLD WAR ERA K98K 8MM MAUSER (7.92 X 57MM) MILITARY RIFLE -
Serial number 1701K matching on receiver and bolt, with no other parts numbered. Left side rail stamped "Ceskoslovenska Zbrojovka, A.S., BRNO" indicating manufacture at the Brno (`Waffen Werke Brunn` to the Germans) plant which had made K98ks during German occupation with the DOT code and then code SWP in 1945. This factory was largely untouched at the end of the War, and the Czechs made a small number of rifles for rearming their forces and for export sales circa 1946-1950. These were essentially the standard late war K98k `kreigsmodell` design with the stamped buttplate and bands and the laminated stocks, and no guide rib on the bolt body. As the Brno factory had largely gotten their trigger guard assemblies from German suppliers, they tooled up for a simple and cheap stamped trigger guard (similar to the U.S. M1903A3) with a large guard bow allowing use with gloves in cold weather. This has led to the collector term `arctic model` or `winter type` but they were never really sold as anything but a standard rifle. Some of these used salvaged German K98k parts, but others, like this one, were entirely new made. These were very well made and finished arms, not crude wartime `last ditch` jobs. Some had foreign crests, others no crests, but some had the Czech rampant lion crest, which was removed before being sold to foreign buyers (either military or surplus). Israel bought a lot of these (mainly the refurbished/salvaged German type) in 1947, but most of those were well used and later converted to 7.62mm. This one had the crest removed, but is otherwise in excellent condition with about 95%+ original blue remaining. Bore is superb, mirror bright and sharp. Bubba put a couple of coats of varnish on the stock, and added two screws to hold the end of his sling in place, but the holes will be hidden by t correct sling (or easily filled) and removing the varnish is a simple task with some paint stripper after you disassemble the rifle. Missing the cleaning rod.
This is significant as one of the last of the Model 98 Mauser rifles made for military use. See http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=1735 for a lot more detailed info on this scarce K98k variant. Absolutely the best condition example of these we have ever seen. Sorry, we can not accept credit card payment for this item. $695.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6748 - SEMI-AUTO CLONE OF RUSSIAN 7.62X39MM RPK SQUAD AUTOMATIC WEAPON (ROMANIAN M72B1 TYPE) WITH EXTRAS!
Serial number B-18768 on a NoDakSpud stamped receiver (NDS-5), sold by D.C. Industries, St. Paul, MN made with a Zastava made Roumanian M72A1 parts kit which seems to be all matching (except for those parts replaced by U.S. made parts for `922 compliance.`) EXTRAS INCLUDED with this rifle are: a 75 round drum magazine, plus FIVE 30 round standard AK mags with carrying pouch and cleaning gear, plus Russsian made 8x42 scope and mount, plus bipod, plus sling.
The RPK differs from a standard AK-47 in that it was intended to provide sustained automatic fire as a squad automatic weapon, but remaining as close as possible to the AK in terms of function, shared parts and shared magazines. The main difference is the longer (23 inch instead of 16`) much heavier barrel, with the Romanian versions having cooling fins in the gas port area, a thicker handguard to provide more protection for the hands from barrel heat, and a folding metal bipod to support the muzzle for better accuracy. Some of the RPKs use a club foot style butt to facilitate use of the left hand to support the butt when firing with the bipod. The RPK mainly used the 75 round drum magazine, or special 40 round stick magazines, but can also be fed from standard 30 round AK magazines. Although the Romanians did not use scope on their RPKs, some of the Russian guns did, and this has the standard Commie scope mount on the left side of the receiver, and there is a nice Russian 8x42 scope installed. We think it is a POSP model with 1,000 yard/meter reticule, but frankly don`t know much about this commie assault rifle stuff, so we only guarantee that the scope in the photos is the one that comes with the gun. NoDak Spud receivers are considered to be one of the best AK receivers available, and the former owner reported that this was a good shooter.
For a collector looking for a semi-auto version of the heavy barrel RPK rifles used in Iraq and Afghanistan, this is an excellent choice, especially with all the extra goodies. Gently used with about 90-95% finish remaining. $1295.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6681 - HANDSOME ORIGINAL PRE-64 WINCHESTER MODEL 70 IN 270 SERIAL NUMBER 176106. MANUFACTURED IN 1951.
Many experts claim that the Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 is the best bolt action sporting rifle ever manufactured. This rifle is in excellent condition, the metal is very ood to excellent, with 95%+ original finish remaining and a bright shiny bore. The stock has one or two small dings, but unlike most Pre-64 Model 70s that we see which were cut down for a rubber recoil pad, it has survived intact with the original Winchester factory buttplate. Excellent Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 rifles like this one in original condition are seldom seen. This would make a good addition to a collection and also a good shooter assuming your gunsmith approves it as safe to fire, (we sell all guns as collector items only). $1095.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6675 - WINCHESTER MODEL 70- PRE-64 .264 WINCHESTER MAGNUM
Serial number 539665 made in 1961. This is a nice used example of a popular vintage hunting rifle with a period BALVAR FOUR 2.5 - 4 variable power scope installed using the unique Bausch & Lomb mounts with the adjustments on the mounts instead of internal in the scope. These used a stainless steel barrel which was given a black finish which does not hold up well in use, so it has a sort of splotchy flakey scratched appearance, so call it about 90-95% finish remaining on the barrel, and
The plastic buttplate is not a good fit, probably a replacement for one which was broken in the field, although it is the correct style and a bit of fitting would make it almost unnoticeable. We do not think the stock has been shortened, just the plate replaced.
Winchester introduced the Model 70 in 1936 and it quickly set the standard to which all other commercial bolt action rifles have been compared. Made in calibers ranging from the diminutive .22 Swift up to up the massive .458 Winchester magnum, there is a caliber for every purpose and a great variety for the obsessive collector to chase to complete their collection. These are the epitome of classic sporting rifles of the 20th century, and one of the high points of the entire Winchester line, these are proving to be a good investment since the shutdown of the Winchester factory in New Haven, Connecticut on March 31, 2006 which has driven up collector interest in `real` Winchesters.
The .264 Win Mag is a well respected cartridge, basically 6.5mm bullet diameter, and would have been even more popular if the ballistically similar 7mm Remington Magnum had not been introduced in 1962, dividing the market share for a hard hitting, flat shooting cartridge. $1150.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6575 - 19957 - RARE MOSSBERG 590 LINE LAUNCHER KIT
KIT (Line throwing gun) Mossberg offered these circa 1994 to maybe 2002, but they have been discontinued for many years now. These were about the only commercial line throwing guns made post WW2, competing with the well established Naval Company of Doylestown, PA, who have been selling traditional single shot .45 caliber guns built on single shot shotgun actions for at least 80 years. The Mossberg guns were Coast Guard approved, but the approval would only remain in effect as long as cartridges less than five years old were available, but none have been made for several year now.
The Mossberg Line Launcher was offered both as a complete kit (catalog number 50298) including most parts (less barrel) of a Model 590 shotgun, but with orange stock and forend, in the satin nickel finish. It was also offered as a conversion kit (catalog number 90298) where the purchaser would furnish their own shotgun, and by removing the barrel and installing the line throwing barrel would be ready to go. The kit was a cheaper option and avoided any hassles with being a `firearm` and the purchaser had already jumped through those hoops when purchasing their shotgun. This is one of the kits with a Model 590 shotgun available as part of the sale (with FFL hassles) or without the gun with no FFL hassles- your choice.
The kit included the special 20inch satin nickel finished barrel with mounting loops that slip over the magazine tube and hold the canister for the line. Also three of the metal shafts for use as projectiles, having a 12 gauge piston at the rear for a close fit in the barrel. There are two plastic buoyant heads and two described as a `distance heads` which are more of a weighted slug. Special 2 3/4" 12 gauge blank `launching cartridges` were used and there are two five round boxes of these, although one cartridge is missing. The literature states that the maximum rand with the buoyant head projectile is 250 feet. Condition of the kit is basically new unfired, but the Model 590 shotgun is used excellent.
The photos show the conversion kit installed on a Model 590 shotgun which is included. At the option of the buyer, we will keep the Model 590 shotgun and sell the complete kit which remains for the price of $895.00, and this can be shipped direct to the buyer with no FFL needed. Serial number of the shotgun is L870832, and a standard shotgun barrel that came with it will be included, although shipped separately. The kit with the shotgun included will have to be shipped to a FFL dealer since the line launchers are not C&R listed. Price for this configuration is $995.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6573 - NAVY ARMS- PEDERSOLI- ROLLING BLOCK HARPOON GUN- RARE- POSSIBLY UNIQUE
Serial number 48, caliber .38 Special (blank) . Harpoon guns are used mainly in fishing for sharks and the like, as shown in the 1975 film `Jaws.` They are essentially the same as `spearfishing` but with a longer range using a firearm to drive the harpoon or spear into the fish at a longer distance or against a larger fish.
Serial number 48 is stamped on the front of the frame, and also on the barrel and forend and that is what we are using as the serial number. Although there is a visible number 23 stamped on the trigger guard, the number on the frame or barrel is usually used as the serial number of a firearm. Like all the Navy Arms/Pedersoli rolling blocks, the maker names are on the frame. But, most have the model and serial number stamped are on the exposed parts of the barrel near the breech. This strongly suggests this was not a cataloged model, but rather a prototype.
This is a very close copy of the Greener Light Harpoon gun, except for using the rolling block action instead of the Martini actions used by Greener. Navy Arms had been selling the Greener Light Harpoon Guns, and were familiar with them, and also sold Greener harpoons and the frame used for holding the line. This example was purchased about five years ago directly from the President of Navy Arms, Val Forgett, III, who said it was the only one they had left. He did not know exact numbers made, but had the feeling it was a very small number. My guess is that it was less than a handful, and perhaps even a single prototype example made for evaluation prior to entering production contracts. The only reference I can find on these was a September 2008 Gunbroker forum posting on the Greeners: `I spoke recently by E-Mail with Val of Navy Arms Inc. about the Greener Light Harpoon Gun, he advised me they were considering making them again. If you or anyone you know have ever had any interest in owning one of these classic you should contact Navy Arms. That suggests that Navy Arms was out of Greeners by 2008, and that a replacement was being considered. This is possibly the design they had, but apparently there was insufficient demand to go into regular production.
The action and butt stock with brass trigger guard and buttplate are the same Pedersoli made parts as used on a large number of Navy Arms rolling block rifles, usually in .45-70 caliber. The barrel contours near the muzzle and design of the forend are identical to the Greener type guns with a Martini action, with the same style harpoon and line release frame arrangement.
The 20.5` long barrel on this one was turned down from an old 8mm barrel with a rough condition bore, and is chambered for .38 Special cartridges, but the smaller bore diameter makes it impossible (or probably a fatal accident) if anyone tried to fire a ball cartridge instead of a special purpose blank load. Reportedly these used `special tool` blanks originally made by Remington for use in their `Ramset Super Power Jobmaster nail driver.` (See more on cartridges for both the Greener and Navy Arms harpoon guns at http://iaaforum.org/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=13210
This comes with the original 14` long tubular stainless steel Harpoon weighing 16 ounces having a hollow shaft which slides down over the barrel of the gun. It has two pivoting barbs to help in retrieving the target. A brass collar at the rear provides the attaching point for the approximately 1/8` diameter braided nylon line. The `line holding frame` is about 15` wide and has the original line still wrapped (with a couple pieces of nearly invisible fishing line securing it for display). The horns for wrapping the line are about 6` long. The end of the line holding frame slips into a hole at the front of the stock. There is a metal lined cross slot on the forend that lines up with a notch in the spreader bar, presumably for some sort of pin to latch the spreader bar in place, but it is missing.
Overall excellent plus, with about 98-99% original factory polished blue finish on metal parts. Brass parts with some mellow age tarnish. The varnished walnut stocks have a few tiny handling and storage blemishes, but no signs of use. Line frame and the harpoon are new, unused. Remember, this is for harpoon gun use only, and it is unsafe to attempt to fire a conventional .38 caliber cartridge in it.
People collect all sorts of firearms for different reasons. (John likes line throwing guns and got this before deciding that harpoon guns were outside his defined specialty.) This would be a great addition to a harpoon gun collection, or for someone who finds the field of `Navy Arms` brand guns to be their chosen specialty. This will have to go to a dealer FFl as it is not on the C&R list, or eligible under the `50 year rule` $995.00 (View Picture)
SMOF5222 - 17812 - EGYPTIAN HAKIM 8MM SEMI-AUTO RIFLE- NICE! -
- Serial number 34796, made in 1964 at "Factory 54" which later became Maadi Military and Civil Industries Corporation.
Once plentiful on the surplus market these are now hard to find, and they represent a very interesting era of small arms development. Based on the Swedish AG42B Ljungman rifle, these were made in Egypt, during the mid-1950s-60s, with this 1964 dated example being the latest date we have seen. The FN-49 rifles had not performed well for the Egyptians, so they adopted the Hakim, but later found out that the fine tolerances that worked well in snowy Sweden with fastidious soldiers did not like the sand and grit in the desert in the hands of unenthusiastic conscripts. Following French and British attacks on Suez in 1956, the Egyptians sought small arms help from other countries, ending up under the influence of the Soviet Union, which resulted in the eventual adoption of the 7.62x39mm Rashid rifles.
The Hakim is in 8mm Mauser caliber, and is well made although not a very sexy looking rifle. This one is in excellent condition (unlike most which are pretty beat up) with about 97-98% original blue-black finish. Just a bit of wear on the high points and a few streaks on the bolt carrier from cycling it. Bore has strong rifling but is dark and cruddy which may be just grease or may not clean up much. Stock is likewise excellent with just a few minor handling dings. Tiny Century import marks on barrel near the muzzle. A surprising number of former Egyptian arms are available on the collector market- Remington Rolling blocks, SMLEs, the FN-49s, Rashids, Helwan pistols, Greener shotguns, etc for an well defined collecting niche with interesting historical connections to the various eras represented. Sorry, we can not accept credit card payment for this item. $950.00 (View Picture)
SMOF5189 - WINCHESTER RECEIVER AND TRIGGER GUARD FOR A BRITISH PATTERN 14 RIFLE MADE BY WINCHESTER SERIAL W157760
The British Army, charged with maintaining order in a world wide empire, adopted a bolt action rifle firing a rimmed cartridge in 1892. After their experience of being wounded and killed by the 7 mm Mauser rifles during the Boer War, the British Army decided to adopt a new rifle in 7 mm using the Mauser bolt system. This rifle was called the Pattern 1913, and enough were made for trials by selected infantry units in 1913-14. The outbreak of World War I in August 1914 stopped the plan to adopt a new rifle, and the British Army fought World War I with their Lee Enfields.
The British Army contracted with three U.S. arms makers to produce the Pattern 1913. This rifle was called the Pattern 1914 rifle. Contracts were issued to Winchester, Remington, and Eddystone, a division of Remington, and several hundred thousand rifles were made. In one of the great ironies of history when the U.S. entered the War in April 1917, the U.S. could not made enough Model 1903 `Springfield` rifles, and turned to these firearms makers with existing equipment, changed the caliber to 30-06, and the Pattern 14 became the U.S. Model 1917, equipping the majority of U.S. troops who fought in France.
This receiver was in a rifle made by Winchester. The floorplate, and magazine are also included. The action has the letters DP inscribed on the trigger guard and bolt, but it intact. The Pattern 14 receivers are valued as the basis for magnum caliber sporting rifles because of their size and strength. $225.00 (View Picture)
SMOF4838 - 15538 - YUGOSLAVIAN MODEL 24/47 8MM MAUSER SHORT RIFLE MADE BY KRAGUJEVAC ARSENAL
Serial number A3499 matching on the receiver, bolt, and stock. Prior to WW2 Yugoslavia had purchased a number of Model 1924 short rifles and a full set of machinery to make them from FN in Belgium. Then they made more rifles in their own Kragujevac Arsenal, later known as Factory 44 (PREDUZECE 44). The Model 1924 rifles had an `intermediate length` action about 1/4 inch shorter than the standard Model 98 Mauser actions used in the Gew 98 and K98 series rifles, but were otherwise very similar to the K98k. During the post- WW2 rearming of Yugoslavian forces under Marshall Tito and the Communists virtually all old rifles on hand were refurbished, and remarked with the communist crest (two sheaves of wheat bordering a torch, with the commie star above) and given a new model designation. This rifle is one of the Model 1924 short rifles, upgraded to Model 24/47 configuration with the new markings, and totally refinished at that time. About 98-99% of the finish remains, although quality is sort of sloppy (as typical of unenthusiastic workers in most Communist regimes!). Bore is excellent- bright and sharp. Tiny SAMCO import marks on barrel near the muzzle. An interesting variant of the classic 98 Mauser family. Collecting Yugoslavian Mauser variations would be a fun and inexpensive specialty. See Robert Ball`s superb Mauser Military Rifles of the World for more on any type of Mauser rifle. Sorry, we can not accept credit card payment for this item. $375.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6099 - MARLIN MODEL 120 MAGNUM 12 GAUGE 2 3/4 INCH OR 3 INCH PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN 26 INCH IMPROVED CYLINDER- VENT RIB
Serial number A16648 with 26 inch vent rib barrel having the two bead style sights. Improved Cylinder choke. Metal is excellent plus with about 97-98% original blue finish with just a few traces of wear and field use dings. Excellent plus bore. The buttstock and forend have been replaced with wood from a similar model (except there is a small area at the top of the wrist against the receiver that had to be filled). The new wood has excellent cut checkering which provides a much better grip than the crappy pressed in checkering on the original wood. Good recoil pad. This model was made circa 1971-1985 and has a really slick action, and the uncommon ability to take either 2 3/4 inch or 3 inch 12 gauge shotshells. They even made some of these with 40 inch (!) barrels for Ducks Unlimited. A very reasonably priced gun that deserves to be put back in the field. $325.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6845 - CAP-CHUR POWDER PROJECTOR TRANQUILIZER GUN - BY H&R 1871 (NEW ENGLAND FIREARMS- WITH SUPPLIES!
Serial number NL20370, marked `32 Gauge Special` this is basically a typical H&R top break shotgun with extra heavy barrel and instead of a 32 GA cartridge, it uses a special insert or adapter to use .22 rimfire blanks to fire the tranquilizer dart through the bore which is either .50 or .52 caliber, and has incredibly shallow rifling, so it is technically a rifle, not a shotgun. NEF is a brand name used by H&R 1871, the current incarnation of the old Harrington & Richardson Company founded in 1871 which went through several ownership changes and was eventually bought by Marlin, and now is part of Remington and the Freedom Group.
The `Cap-Chur Powder Projector` is the name used by Palmer Chemical and Equipment Company of Douglasville, GA on their tranquilizer dart guns mainly used by veterinarians and biologists. They are the world`s leading supplier of animal capture and medicating devices. Cap-Chur Equipment was developed to aid in basic disease research and wildlife conservation. Their devices make possible the medical treatment or immobilization of any animal at distances up to eighty yards with relative safety for both man and animal. They fire a unique automatic syringe, propelled by a CO2 or powder powered rifle or pistol so the operator may propel 1-20 ml (cc) of any liquid to an animal and have the syringe inject the liquid into the animal upon contact. This eliminates the need to pursue, and restrain animals for treatment. Cap-Chur Equipment has been used throughout the world, from capturing rhinos in Africa to treating sick cattle at feedlots in Australia. These are an indispensable and valuable tool in the humane and economical treatment of animals, and an interesting example of how firearms can be used to save lives. This model has been discontinued by Cap-Chur, but the darts and powder charges are still listed on the NASCO website https://www.enasco.com/farmandranch/page/Farm/fr_Cap- Chur_Products2_2014
This comes with a large lot of the propelling charges and darts (but obviously no medical materials used to tranquilize critters) as shown in the photos. Having the complete rig makes this an outstanding addition to complete a collection of H&R firearms. This model was discontinued several years ago and is hard to find, especially with the extras.
You never know when you might need one of these. Our consignor (a university biology professor) used this in Africa for his study of crocodiles, but it could be used on any wild creature. Might be handy if charged by a rabid dog, or ferocious mother-in-law or for more scholarly uses. Remember, we sell all firearms as collector items only so any use is out of our control. This is in excellent condition with about 98% original blue and color case hardened finish, but there are a dozen or so small rust spots on the right side of the receiver, perhaps from crocodile blood, or maybe just a damp storage case. There is still a paper tag taped on the left side of the butt explaining that this is legal to possess in Zimbabwe, t over from the professor`s last safari. This comes with one adapter. It has a Bushnell Banner 3-9x Lite-Sight scope mounted on it, a good scope and the `lite` feature refers to illuminated reticule crosshairs but the battery needs to be replace to see if that still works.
If you are not in the critter tranquilizing business, this could also be turned into a fun gun by use of some cartridge inserts or even longer barrel inserts in whatever caliber you like. These sold new for about $450-500 without the darts and ammo, but price for this highly collectible, slightly used example WITH all the extras is only $425.00 (View Picture)
SMOF5995 - 23023 - WINCHESTER MODEL 1897 12 GAUGE PUMP SHOTGUN-
Serial number 876463 made in 1932 with 30 inch 12 gauge barrel, full choke, mirror bright bore. This is the takedown model, and the lockup is nice and tight, and mechanics are fine. This is a field used gun that has been well cared for. Screw heads are crisp and unbuggered. Barrel has about 80-85% original blue, but the magazine tube has about 40-50% due to handling wear, and the almost none on the receiver. Buttstock is one of the few we have seen that is NOT cracked at the rear of the receiver, and while the varnish finish is flaked and scraped, overall the wood is pretty nice except for one long shallow bruise on the right side as shown in the photos. Missing the buttplate, but does not seem to have been cut down, just a case of the hard rubber buttplate getting broken and lost. Repro buttplates are readily available, and somewhere I have several old originals, but no idea where they are, or I would install one.
This is one of John M. Browning`s classic designs, with more than a million Model 97s made before production ended in 1957. It was the first really successful pump action shotgun made, and improved over the less successful Model 1893 Winchester which had been designed for blackpowder loads and. The only other pumps prior to these were one designed by C.M. Spencer (the Civil War carbine inventor!) and Andrew Burgess, the latter using an awkward but functional arrangement where the entire pistol grip would slide back along the axis of the stock to work the action. The Burgess was only built 1893-1897 and finally bought out by Winchester. Spencer was a good inventor, but lousy businessman and his guns were made starting about 1879, but in 1890 he sold out to Francis Bannerman, the big surplus dealer, who continued to make them under the Bannerman name until about 1910.
This classic old shotgun is one of the key historic arms for collectors of American sporting arms, and many are still enjoyed by shooters today. (We sell all guns as collector items only and they must be approved by a competent gunsmith before firing.) With a little refinishing on the stock and a new buttplate this will be a much nicer looking gun. C&R FFL okay for this one. Sorry, we can not accept credit card payment for this item. $575.00 (View Picture)