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    (post-1898)

    **SOLD** SMOF5864 - EXCELLENT EARLY SMALL GUARD NAMBU TYPE 14 SEMI AUTO PISTOL IN 8 MM NAMBU SERIAL NUMBER 38588 WITH MATCHING MAGAZINE In 1925, the type 14 Nambu became the issue pistol for the armed forces of Imperial Japan. The T-14 designation was derived from 1925, being the 14th Year of the Taisho Era. Manufacture of the T-14 began in the Kokura Army Arsenal (previously known as the Tokyo Arsenal) and the Nagoya Arsenal in about 1927. In the early 1930s, production was concentrated in the Nagoya Arsenal which remained the sole manufacturing facility until the end of the war in 1945.

    This Pistol was manufactured in the Nambu (Kokubunji )Arsenal, it is the Original Series and is dated "12.10" for October of 1937. The small trigger guard Type 14 pistols were only made from 1928 through 1939 with a total of about 100,000 made. Production then switched to the large trigger guard, and between 1939 and 1945 some 210,000 were made, so only about 1/3 of the Nambu pistols will be found with the small guard. All numbers are matching including the magazine. The bore is in Very good condition. Pistol retains 95 + percent original finish with very small, almost un-noticeable pitting in some areas. Overall this is a handsome example of the desirable variation with the rare small trigger guard. $995.00 (View Picture)

    **HOLD** SMOF6110 - RARE EARLY TYPE 2 REMINGTON RAND MODEL 1911A1 PISTOL SERIAL NUMBER 938269, MANUFACTURED IN 1943 Remington Rand was awarded its first order on March 16th, 1942, for a total of 125,000 1911A1 pistols. The company had no experience building pistols at the time it was awarded the contract. They formed a new division which was located on Dickerson street in Syracuse, N.Y in a facility that was once used for building typewriters. The new division was named the Remington Rand "C" Division.

    Initially some manufacturing equipment was not available so Remington Rand acquired parts from other sources to complete early pistols. They purchased barrels from High Standard, Colt, and Springfield Armory; Disconnectors from US&S; Grip safeties from Colt; and Slide stops from Colt and Springfield Armory. Remington Rand "C" Division inherited much of the documentation, tooling, and machinery from the Singer Manufacturing Co. The first 255 Remington Rand production pistols where accepted by U.S. ordinance inspectors in November of 1942.

    In March 1943 James Rand Jr., stopped 1911A1 pistol production due to a high rate of parts interchangeability test failures. Only after a change in management and a thorough review of the inspection and manufacturing operations was production finally resumed in May of 1943. When production was resumed, Remington Rand removed the line from under the "O" in "NO" (in front of the serial number) this transition started at approximately 955000 and either prefix can be seen as late as serial number 1016000. About the same time the markings on the slide were changed from "REMINGTON RAND, INC. / SYRACUSE, NEW YORK" to "REMINGTON RAND, INC. / SYRACUSE, N.Y. U. S. A." Collectors call pistols with this later marking on their slides "Type 2 Pistols". These "Type 2 Pistols" have been observed from approximately 927000 to about 1015000.

    Type 2 Remington Rand pistols are one of the most seldom seen of all 1911A1 variations, due to this, they are highly sought after by collectors. This is one of the rare - early Remington Rand Type 2 pistols in the 930000 serial number range. It has just about all of the correct parts including:

    • Early Du-Lite blue finish.
    • The longer type 2 slide markings that span the length of the slide stop.
    • Checkered safety.
    • Checkered slide stop.
    • "R" marked magazine for Risdon Mfg. Co
    • "G" inspectors mark on top of the frame.
    • Checkered mainspring housing.
    • Early style Keys grips with no re-enforcing rings.
    • HS marked High Standard barrel.

    The Du-Lite finish on this pistol would rate about 95% plus with very slight wear on the high spots and some scratches on the slide. The bore is shiny with strong lands and grooves. Type 2 Remington Rand pistols are hard to find, this pistol would make an excellent addition to any collection, it is in very good to excellent condition. $2495.00 (View Picture)

    **NEW ADDITION** SMOF6173 - UNUSUAL GERMAN RAILROAD (REICHSBAHN) LUGER PISTOL WITH CORRECT RAILROAD MARKINGS. MADE BY DWM SERIAL NUMBER 5859M. CALIBER 7.65 MM LUGER George Luger introduced his classic pistol to world about 1900. The German Arm adopted it in 1908 and named it the P08. The pistol is one of the most ergonomically correct pistol ever made, with natural pointing tendency rarely attained by any other pistol. It was the most highly covet souvenir sought by the GI’s who fought the Germans in 1918 and again in 1942-1945.

    The Treaty of Versailles in 1919 restricted the manufacture of military type pistols and rifles that could be manufactured in Germany. Small numbers of Luger pistols were made, but had to chambered for the non-military Luger cartridge of 7.65 mm from which the military 9 mm cartridge was developed. These pistols were issued to various governmental entities in Germany.

    This pistol was made some time after 1920 by the principle makers of Lugers, Deutsches Waffen und Munition factory in Berlin. It was purchased by the German railroad system. It was issued to the Magdeburg division of the railroad and so marked on the front grip strap. The pistol saw very little use. The finish on the metal would rate about 97%+ with minimal high edge war. There is very little staining of the grips. The magazine is correct for the period, and also correct in not being numbered to the pistol. Very few Lugers were made between 1920 and 1934 when Hitler began to rearm. Fewer were issued to the German railroad system. This is a very handsome pistol with an interesting and unusual history. $1795.00 (View Picture)

    **SOLD** SMOF6116 - WWII GERMAN P.38 MANUFACTURED BY WALTHER (CODE AC 44). SERIAL NUMBER 5517G. CALIBER 9MM The German firearms industry has been noted for innovations. The P38 was one of these. While the Luger was an excellent semiautomatic pistol it jammed when exposed to small amounts of dirt, and was quite expensive to manufacture. Starting in the 1930's the German army began looking for a new pistol to replace the Luger. The Army finally accepted the design by the Walther company. The new pistol was designated the P38 for Pistole 38, the year it was adopted. It featured a double action lock, the first adopted by a major army. It was also much easier to manufacture. While the Lugers were the most prized souvenirs captured by our soldiers, the P38 came in a close second.

    This pistol was made in July of 1944 at the Walther factory. All the parts match including the barrel, slide, frame, and locking block. The bluing would rate about 95% + with some edge wear. The grips are the plastic with some wood fiber content as a filler and correct for this pistol. An excellent example of a pistol that might have seen service in Normandy or the Battle of the Bulge. $995.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF5903 - EXCELLENT JAPANESE TYPE 14 PISTOL. SERIAL NUMBER: FIRST SERIES 11752, NAGOYA SUBCONTRACTOR. SHOWA 19.1. The Japanese adopted this pistol in 1925, the 14th year of the reign of Emperor Taisho, thus the model designation Type 14. This pistol looks like the Luger, and has the instinctive pointing of the Luger, but the operating system is entirely different, with a swinging locking lever in the back of the frame. The war with the Chinese caused the Japanese to drop the small trigger in 1939 for a much larger one to accommodate a winter glove. The pistol was the primary pistol of the Japanese military till the end of the war.

    This pistol was made in January 1944 (19.7), the 19th year of the reign of Hirohito, the seventh month of the year. (This is stamped on the right rear of the frame). The finish would rate 95+ precent and all serial numbers match except for the magazine. Overall this is an excellent example of one of the most desirable souvenirs of World War $795.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6034 - MAUSER P.38 IN 9 MM SERIAL NUMBER 4438F (MADE 1943) The German firearms industry has a long history of innovations. The P38 pistol was one of these. While the Luger was an excellent semiautomatic pistol it was made to tight tolerances and frequently jammed when exposed to small amounts of dirt. It also required a great deal of machining and was expensive to make. Starting in the 1930's the German army began looking for a new pistol to replace the Luger. The Army finally accepted the design by the Walther company. The new pistol was designated the P38 for Pistole 1938, the year it was adopted. It featured a double action lock, the first adopted by any major army. It was also much easier to manufacture, and much less sensitive to dirt. While the Lugers were the most prized souvenirs captured by our soldiers, the P38 was a close second.

    The German army armed it's non-commissioned officers and the soldier who carried the MG 34 or MG42 machinegun for each infantry squad with a P38. The demand for them was great and it's estimated that about 3.5 million were produced between 1939-1945. The Mauser company began production in 1942 and ultimately made over one million.

    This pistol was made in mid-1943. It has the thin blue finish typical of pistols made during time with about 95% of the original finish still remaining. The numbers on the barrel, slide, and locking block all match the numbers on the frame. All of the inspector's and proofing marks are present. The grips are the correct mid-war type. The magazine was also made by Mauser and has the correct inspector's stamp on the spine. The barrel is bright with sharp riflings. Overall a nice example of mid-war P38 in well above average condition. $995.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6035 - GERMAN MILITARY MARKED PISTOL MODEL 1907 - RMF RHEINISCHE METALLWARREN UND MACHIENFABRIK DRESYE SEMI AUTOMATIC PISTOL Caliber 7.65 (.32) Serial Number 132109.

    The Dreyse company made the first bolt action rifle ever adopted by a major army with their needle gun for the Prussian army. The Model 1907 was their effort to create a German competitor to the highly successful FN Model 1900 pistol designed by John M. Browning. The pistol remained in production until late 1918 when World War I ended with about 250,000 made.

    The demand for side arms by the German Army during World War I meant that many private firearms were taken into service. This pistol is one of those. It is marked with the German Imperial Army markings on the slide and the frame indicating acceptance for service by the Germany military during World War I.

    This pistol is in good condition. It has some minor dings in the metal, but the action is tight. The bore has sharp riflings, but there is some darkening in the grooves. It has the three commercial proofs on the left, and a fourth military proof on the right side in front of the ejection port. World War I unit pistols are rare, especially those from commercial arms makers. This one traces its history to one of the major German armies involved in Germany's last effort to win World War I.. $500.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF5819 - HANDSOME FN (BROWNING DESIGNED) MODEL 1922 WITH NAZI MARKINGS. SERIAL NUMBER 23055B. CALIBER 7.65 (32 AUTOMATIC) The FN Model 1922 an developed from the FN Model 1910. The Model 1910 was designed by John M. Browning of Ogden, Utah, and was one of the many pistol designs he created between 1900 and his death in 1926. One thing that sets the design of the Model 1922 apart from other pistols of this type is that it has a longer barrel with a detachable slide end to simplify disassembly.

    When the Germans captured the FN plant in May 1940 they had the plant workers continue to make pistols for their military. Model 1922 production went almost exclusively to the Luftwaffe (air force) so there is a good chance that this is one that was used by them.

    The pistol is in very good to excellent condition with 95% plus of the original bluing remaining, it has all the correct Nazi inspection (waffenamt) and proof markings and the serial numbers on the barrel slide and frame all match. The grips in excellent condition and the bore is shiny with has sharp riflings. $675.00 (View Picture)

    **SOLD** SMOF5854 - HANDSOME CZECH "TWO TONE" CZ 27 PISTOL , NAZI MARKED. SERIAL NUMBER 323897, CALIBER 32 AUTOMATIC. Caliber 32 Automatic. The Czech firearms industry grew up from the old Imperial arsenals that supplied the Habsburg empire with its weapons. World War I destroyed the empire and created the nation of Czechoslovakia. The Czechs founded the CZ company which began designing and making weapons for use of their army and for export sales. CZ quickly established a reputation for high quality firearms. The Czech army was equipped with the CZ 27 when it was taken over by Germany in 1938-39.

    The German Army took the standard service pistol of the Czech army, the CZ 24, changed the caliber from 380 automatic to 32 automatic, and designated it the CZ 27.

    The earliest CZ 27's have the high polish blued finish seen on the CZ 24. As the German army found itself in one massive struggle after another with the Soviet army, the loss of small arms accelerated, and the arms makers were pressed to increase production. One way to achieve this was to reduce the high polish blued finish by omitting most of the polishing, the other was to substitute a phosphate (Parkerized) finish bluing. This transition is seen on a virtually all German small arms starting in 1944. There is now an active collecting market in the late war German firearms.

    This pistol is what collectors call a "two tone" variation, and while common with P38 pistols, is the first one we've seen on CZ 27. It was manufactured during the switch over from blued finish to Parkerization and it has some parts which are blued while others that are Parkerized.

    This pistol has all matching numbers. The correct military acceptance stamp (eagle over "WaA76") are stamped on the right side just above the grip. Military test proof (eagle over swastika in a circle) stamped on the right side of the (barrel) chamber and on top of the slide just forward of the serial number. The pistol is in very good condition with 90-95% original finish remaining and a bright shiny bore. Overall this is a very good example of one of the pistols used by the Nazi troops in WWII. A good addition to any WWII collection. $650.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF5835 - CZECHOSLOVAKIAN CZ 27 (LATE WAR) SERIAL NUMBER 432486 CALIBER 32 AUTO (7.65 MM) The Czech firearms industry grew up from the old Imperial arsenals that supplied the Habsburg empire with its weapons. World War I destroyed the empire and created the nation of Czechoslovakia. The then Czechs founded the CZ company which began designing and making weapons for use of their army and for export sales. CZ quickly established a reputation for high quality firearms including the British Bren gun. The Czech army was equipped with the CZ 24 when it was taken over by Germany in 1938-39.

    The German Army took the standard service pistol of the Czech army, the CZ 24, changed the caliber from 380 automatic to 32 automatic, and designated it the CZ 27. Over half a million were made for the German army.

    The earliest CZ 27's have the high polish blued finish seen on the CZ 24. As the German army found itself in one massive struggle after another with the Soviet army, the loss of small arms accelerated, and the arms makers were pressed to increase production. One way to achieve this was to reduce the high polish blued finish by omitting most of the polishing, the other was to substitute a phosphate (Parkerized) finish for the more labor intensive bluing. The Czech switched from a blued finish to parkerizing in late 1943 or early 1944.

    This pistol is one of those made late in the war. It is entirely parkerized with the German light gray finish. It is all matching with correct magazine. The finish would rate about 95% and the bore is bright. It has the correct grips and they are not cracked. An excellent example of late war CZ 27 with Nazi markings. $495.00 (View Picture)

    **SOLD** SMOF5815 - HANDSOME FN (BROWNING DESIGNED) MODEL 1922 WITH NAZI MARKINGS. SERIAL NUMBER 118619. CALIBER 7.65 (32 AUTOMATIC) The FN Model 1922 an developed from the FN Model 1910. The Model 1910 was designed by John M. Browning of Ogden, Utah, and was one of the many pistol designs he created between 1900 and his death in 1926. One thing that sets the design of the Model 1922 apart from other pistols of this type is that it has a longer barrel with a detachable slide end to simplify disassembly.

    When the Germans captured the FN plant in May 1940 they had the plant workers continue to make pistols for their military. Model 1922 production went almost exclusively to the Luftwaffe (air force) so there is a good chance that this is one that was used by them.

    The pistol is in very good to excellent condition with 95% plus of the original bluing remaining, it has all the correct Nazi inspection (waffenamt) and proof markings and the serial numbers on the barrel slide and frame all match. The grips in good condition but the right hand grip has a chip missing at the bottom back. This could be repaired by someone who is good with woodworking. The bore is shiny with has sharp riflings. $650.00 (View Picture)


    Classic & Collectible Commercial Handguns
    (post-1898)

    **NEW ADDITION** SMOF6173 - UNUSUAL GERMAN RAILROAD (REICHSBAHN) LUGER PISTOL WITH CORRECT RAILROAD MARKINGS. MADE BY DWM SERIAL NUMBER 5859M. CALIBER 7.65 MM LUGER George Luger introduced his classic pistol to world about 1900. The German Arm adopted it in 1908 and named it the P08. The pistol is one of the most ergonomically correct pistol ever made, with natural pointing tendency rarely attained by any other pistol. It was the most highly covet souvenir sought by the GI’s who fought the Germans in 1918 and again in 1942-1945.

    The Treaty of Versailles in 1919 restricted the manufacture of military type pistols and rifles that could be manufactured in Germany. Small numbers of Luger pistols were made, but had to chambered for the non-military Luger cartridge of 7.65 mm from which the military 9 mm cartridge was developed. These pistols were issued to various governmental entities in Germany.

    This pistol was made some time after 1920 by the principle makers of Lugers, Deutsches Waffen und Munition factory in Berlin. It was purchased by the German railroad system. It was issued to the Magdeburg division of the railroad and so marked on the front grip strap. The pistol saw very little use. The finish on the metal would rate about 97%+ with minimal high edge war. There is very little staining of the grips. The magazine is correct for the period, and also correct in not being numbered to the pistol. Very few Lugers were made between 1920 and 1934 when Hitler began to rearm. Fewer were issued to the German railroad system. This is a very handsome pistol with an interesting and unusual history. $1795.00 (View Picture)

    **SOLD** SMOF6052 - TL74- COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER- .45 COLT CALIBER 4 ¾ INCH BARREL- BLUE- IN ORIGINAL “STAGECOACH” BOX CIRCA 1968 Serial number 48886SA with beautiful color case hardened frame. Probably new in the box with the original warranty/instruction sheet. However, close inspection reveals that sitting in the cardboard box for the last 55 years with some parts contacting corrugated cardboard, there are a few tiny rust specks on the right side of the bright polished hammer, and on the hump part of the backstrap by the upper screw- not big spots, just tiny specks that need to be carefully cleaned. The gun should be lightly oiled and placed in a plastic bag to prevent direct contact with the cardboard. There are a few minute handling dings, nothing really noticeable, just not quite 100% perfect in every way, and we don’t like to surprise people.

    This is a “second generation” gun, one of about 74,000 made circa 1956-1974, after Colt realized the huge mistake they made by discontinuing the Single Action Army during WW2 and not resuming production. The huge popularity of western theme television shows, (not the mention the growing popularity of Sturm Ruger’s single action models!) convinced them to bring the SAA back in 1956. In 1976 the “third generation” replaced the “second generation” models with some manufacturing differences $1995.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6092 - HIGH STANDARD MODEL 102 SUPERMATIC CITATION .22 LR TARGET PISTOL- RARE 8 INCH BARREL- WITH EXTRAS Serial number 826585 with the highly desirable 8 inch barrel, made in 1958 at Hampden, CT. This is one of the finest .22 LR caliber target pistols ever made, and the High Standard 102 Citations were very popular with serious competitive shooters of that era. Superb quality workmanship, and the factory high gloss blue finish has abut 99% remaining, showing just a bit of wear on the edges of the stabilizer, and a couple of small scratches from honest use. Excellent bore. The 8 inch barrel has the rear sight mounted on the barrel, not the slide as with the shorter barrel lengths, due to NRA rules about maximum sight radius. This comes with the detachable factory muzzle brake or stabilizer, one barrel weight (two could be installed and they are not hard to find if you want to add a second weight). The grips are custom walnut thumb rest type, probably made by Herrett, which were considered nearly essential by serious shooters of the era. The grips are excellent plus, with no chips or dings. Comes with one factory 10 round magazine.

    An exceptionally handsome example of one of the all-time great competitive target shooting pistols which has also earned substantial collector interest. High Standard arms are a great potential collecting niche. See the High Standard Collectors Association website http://www.highstandard.org/ for more information. $950.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6025 - EXCELLENT COLT MODEL NEW SERVICE SERIAL NUMBER 347246 CALIBER 357 MAGNUM. Colt was in innovation leader in revolvers starting with the Paterson in 1836. They introduced the first double action revolver in 1877 and the first swing out cylinder revolver in 1889. The New Service revolver was next step. It was their large frame was chambered in everything from 38 caliber to 476 caliber. Colt made about 356,000 New Service revolvers, half for the U.S. army in 45 ACP.

    The 357 magnum cartridge was first introduced by Smith and Wesson in 1935 and quickly became "The Cartridge" for hand gunners. Colt finally responded by chambering a small number of New Service revolvers in this caliber.

    This pistol was manufactured in 357 magnum and the Colt factory letter confirms this. The pistol is in about 97% condition. The wood grips have a few minor dings. The frame came from the factory with hole for a lanyard loop. This was filled in with plug.

    Though 356,000 New Service revolvers were made very few were made in this caliber. This pistol is in excellent condition. $2900.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6103 - EARLY 4 DIGIG SERIAL NUMBER THOMPSON CENTER .45 CALIBER “PATRIOT” SINGLE SHOT PERCUSSION PISTOL Serial number 4176 [right side of bbl by rear sight] These are very popular with shooters due to their accuracy, well shaped grip, excellent adjustable sights, and double set triggers. The blued barrel, color case hardened lockplate and brass trim makes these really nice looking guns as well. Shooters advise people to hold the gun in your hand when ramming the ball, not resting the butt on a bench which places a lot of stress on the stock and could lead to cracks or breaking.

    K.W. Thompson and Warren Center formed the company bearing their names in 1965 and began making the popular “Contender” single shot pistol. In 1970 the expanded into making high quality, but affordable black powder muzzle loaders, but with designs that appeal to modern shooters rather than trying to imitate traditional designs (which seldom look right anyway). (You must print out and read the owners instruction manual from http://www.tcarms.com/assets/manuals/noncurrent/Patriot_Supplement.pdf prior to firing.) This is a previously owned gun, with minimal signs of use, and is a nice item for the folks who collect Thompson Center products, as well as for someone looking for a potential shooter. Excellent bore. These are classified as ANTIQUE and no FFL is needed. $425.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6090 - SMITH & WESSON MODEL 28-2 HIGHWAY PATROLMAN IN 357 MAGNUM SERIAL NUMBER N227626, 6 INCH BARREL. The Model 28, also known as the Highway Patrolman, traces its heritage back to the Smith & Wesson Registered Magnum which morphed into the Model 27. In the late 1940s and the first part of the 1950s Smith and Wesson was the only American gun company manufacturing a .357 magnum revolver. Since this relatively deluxe model was the only revolver available for this cartridge at the time, police departments, as well as individual officers and private shooters, requested from Smith and Wesson a more strictly utilitarian .357 magnum revolver. S&W responded with the Highway Patrolman (later renamed the Model 28 in 1957). The manufacturing changes made for a more affordable revolver, though mechanically the Highway Patrolman is the same as the more ornate Model 27. A classic N frame revolver, the Highway Patrolman is blued, but does not have the high polish finish, saving labor costs. The top strap and frame rounds are bead blasted to achieve a matte appearance.

    This is the earlier and more desirable version with a pinned barrel, it was manufacture between 1975 and 1977. The pistol is in Excellent condition with 98% original blue and an excellent bore. $795.00 (View Picture)

    **HOLD** SMOF6088 - REMINGTON BOLT ACTION XP-100 PISTOL IN .221 FIREBALL CALIBER WITH SCARCE ORIGINAL CASE- NICE! Serial number 7507 made in September 1963. In the late 1950s and early 1960 Remington was one of the most innovative gun makers, and their daring 1959 introduction of the revolutionary Nylon 66 .22 caliber semi-auto rifle with a nylon stock and futuristic styling was a big gamble. And, it was a huge success.

    They followed this with another totally new concept, a single shot bolt action pistol, firing an ultra high velocity centerfire cartridge, with the grip mounted under the center of the gun, and using the same nylon material for the radically different stock, which was truly ambidextrous, and fit most people very comfortably. The action was basically the successful 40-X rifle action with a different style bolt handle. Thus, the XP-100 (so-called because it was the 100th experimental project they had been working on) was introduced in 1963. Again, they had a winning product which popularized handgun varmint hunting, and even handgun metallic silhouette target shooting at metal cutouts of various critters at ranges up to 200 yards. The success of the XP-100 eventually inspired competition from the Thompson Center “Contender” single shot pistols beginning in 1967.

    This early version of the XP-100 has the 10.75 inch barrel and is in the .221 Fireball caliber offered between 1963 and 1985. Eventually, a longer 14.5 inch barrel was offered in eight additional calibers, and six model variations, but this is the original and most collectable version, showing its pioneering configuration. All production of the XP-100 finally ended in 1998.

    The .221 fireball is a slightly shorter version of the .222 Remington yielding about 2,650 feet per second with a 50 grain bullet, and a mid range trajectory of only 2.6 inches at 200 yards. Although Remington dropped the .221 Fireball chambering for the XP-100 in 1985, it has been offered in the Model 700 rifle, and recently CZ began offering guns in this caliber.

    Some of the early XP-100s were sold with a zippered hard case, but these are very seldom seen. They originally had a thin plastic insert molded to fit the pistol and hold a box of ammo, but these proved fragile and deteriorated rapidly. Included with this pistol is the original case, although it now has foam padding and a blue cloth covering on the interior. The zipper works fine and the case has some assorted minor scuffs and scrapes, but is overall fine to excellent, except that there was originally a “Remington/Dupont” logo printed on a foil type material that fit in a recess on the side of the case which has disappeared.

    The pistol itself is in about 99% condition, with only a couple of extremely minor blemishes on the nylon stock sides, and the usual minor scratches or scrapes on the base of the grip. Excellent plus bore, and previous owner reported it was a great shooter. This is complete with original factory open sights on the vented rib. These were factory drilled and tapped for scope mounts and a Weaver base is installed so you can easily add the scope of your choice.

    Remington did a recall in 1979 to change the bolt and safety so that you could open the bolt with the safety applied, but this has NOT been modified. A plus for the collector, but a potential safety issue you should be aware of if considering shooting this (after approval by your competent gunsmith- we sell all guns as collector items only).

    There is a great write up on the XP-100 in the Dillon “Blue Press” for October 2007 http://www.dillonprecision.com/docs/oct_07_36.pdf and http://www.dillonprecision.com/docs/oct_07_37.pdf if you want to read more about these. Note that the XP-100 was originally made as a pistol (not converted from a rifle) and thus has the same legal restrictions as other handguns. But, it would be illegal for someone to modify a bolt action rifle to this sort of configuration without prior BATFE approval, so don’t go getting any ideas.

    A great find for the collector of Remingtons, hunting arms, single shot weapons, or who just likes innovative ideas. Great condition, and with the seldom seen early factory hard case. $750.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF6089 - SSP-91 (SINGLE SHOT PISTOL MODEL 1991) IN 7MM- 08 REMINGTON, MAGNAPORTED WITH RED DOT SCOPE MADE FOR MAGNUM RESEARCH BY ORDNANCE TECHNOLOGY, INC Serial number MR4608. This fits into a narrow niche of single shot handguns, many for traditional rifle calibers that appeal to some people as innovative, powerful and exciting. Others look at them and wonder why anyone would want one. If these sound interesting, read on, and send us a check! Many people recognize these as a product of Magnum Research Corporation which made them from 1991 through 1993, but this is actually one made by Ord Tech in the brief transition period after Magnum Research bought the design, and is marked with both companies names.

    American Gunsmith, January, 1999 reveals the following history of the design: The single shot Pistol of 1986 (SSP-86) was designed by John Foote and produced by Ordnance Technology of Stetson, Maine. It featured a rotary breech based on artillery principles in use through World War I. The SSP-86 was primitive when compared to its improved successors, and it functioned best with rimmed pistol cartridges. One of the sub- contractors on the SSP-86 was AGS Machining Co. Inc. of West Groton, Mass, headed by Alfred R. Straitiff, which made gun parts for several firearm companies. Straitiff and his son Rich thought that the SSP-86 had merit, but needed a total redesign in cocking, extraction, safety, and barrel interchange and came up with 38 improvements to the original design. Al Straitiff created Competitor Corporation, Inc. in 1988, and began production of the Competitor. He didn't need permission from Ordnance Tech, since that firm since that firm didn't buy the design from John Foote, and since rotary-breech-cannon concepts are in the public domain. Straitiff and his son filed for a patent on their improvements to the SSP-86 on April 3, 1990, and patent #5,105,569 was issued on April 21, 1992. Ordinance Technology continued to produce the SSP-86 through 1990, and freely borrowed some improvements from Competitor to build their SSP-91. Magnum Research Inc. Of Minneapolis sold the SSP-91 from 1991 through 1993. In 1994, Magnum Research introduced the Lone Eagle, an updated SSP-91. These firearms have a separate cocking lever on the left side of the grip, are barreled actions only (not interchangeable barrels), and do not have a safety blocking the firing pin. Although very similar externally, the Competitor and the Lone Eagle do not share parts or even all functions. They are totally separate firearms that resemble each other due to their SSP-86 ancestry.

    Other handguns in the single shot niche would include the Remington XP-100, the Thompson Center Contender, the Ruger Hawkeye, and I think that Colt, S&W and even H&R made some single shot target pistols similar to the Hawkeye.

    This has a 1.5 to 4.5 power red electronic “Micro Dot” scope by Oakshore Electronic Sights, Inc. with Weaver bases and rings, contemporary with the pistol so it is a complete package for a collector. We are not sure what 7mm/08 loads might be suitable for this and will leave that for the purchaser to discuss with his gunsmith or lawyer. A rare treasure for someone with exquisite (or perhaps eccentric) taste, or exploring a unique collecting niche! Used excellent- and the price includes the scope. $495.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF5560 - 19787 - RUGER BLACKHAWK IN .357 MAGNUM, OLD MODEL 3 SCREW, 6.5” BARREL - Serial number 63425 made in 1965. A nice honest old used gun with just a bit of holster wear on the sides of the barrel and front of the cylinder, and sharp edges, so about 95% or more of the original finish remains. Excellent bore and mechanics. A very nice example of one of the early and desirable old model 3 screw Blackhawks in .357 Magnum caliber. $425.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF5847 - - 22828 - GERMAN P-1 (P-38) 9MM SEMI AUTOMATIC PISTOL BY WALTHER Serial number 019853, made by Walther. The classic WW2 era German P-38 pistol was such a good design that it was adopted after WW2 for use by West German military forces as the P-1 and also for their police forces. The only change was the use of aluminum for the frame instead of steel, which reduces the weight slightly. This “P-1” is in used excellent condition, made in October, 1973 with the usual Walther commercial marks and proofs. Right side of slide is marked “C.A.I. GEORGIA VT/ GERMANY” to comply with federal law. Excellent plus bore and mechanics, and it looks like it has been fired very little. About 95% of the finish remains, anodized on the aluminum frame and phosphate on the remaining parts, with mainly holster wear on the sharp edges of the frame, and a few minor handling marks anywhere. Slide is electric penciled 853 to match the frame number. A good representative example of the classic Walther designed P-38 pistol which proved to be a reliable sidearm for the Wehrmacht during WW2, and again with the West German forces with NATO, finally being phased out in 2004. The P-38/P1 is unusual in that it has a single action/double action trigger design, so that the pistol can be carried with the hammer down, but fired by pulling the trigger, instead of having to carry cocked and locked as with the M1911. This also allows the operator to take immediate action in case of a misfire to simply pull the trigger to try again before having to rack the slide to try a new cartridge. We sell all guns as collectors items only, not as shooters, but a competent gunsmith would almost certainly confirm that this is a great pistol. This comes with one original Walther magazine complete with the NATO stock numbers marked on it. Sorry, we can not accept credit card payment for this item. $425.00 (View Picture)

    SMOF5304 - SMITH AND WESSON PREWAR K22 TARGET PISTOL. SERIAL NUMBER 645361. The Smith and Wesson hand eject revolvers, first introduced to the U.S. and World market in 1896 are still in production. They are one of the most successful and respected revolvers in the world. In the 1930's S&W introduced 22 caliber with adjustable sights for target shooting built on the medium sized frame (the K frame). It was an immediate success and until the advent of the semi-automatic target pistols was the preferred pistol for target competition. It was also an immediate hit with sportmen who wanted a small caliber pistol for "plinking".

    This pistol was made sometime in the early 1930's and did not see much use. The high polish bluing would rate at about 95% with just high edge and muzzle wear, and a turn line on the cylinder. The action is tight. The grips are correct with minimal wear. The K22 pistols are eagerly sought after by collectors and are still fun shooters. $1100.00 (View Picture)


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