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Stephen Alexander & Custom Englsi-Style Percussion  .450 Calibre $9,875

Lynton McKenzie Sporting Rifle

31" tapered octagon barrel with dovetailed front sight, and ivory-triangle-

onlaid express rear sight. Half-stock of figured European walnut with horn

forend tip, barrel key-fastener, classic period point-pattern checkering with

mullered borders, and casehardened rear swivel mount. Casehardened

standing breech, pineapple-finialed-triggerplate, sidelock, hammer, and

pistol grip cap---all fine scroll engraved by Lynton McKenzie. Fire-blued

stalking safety. Blued and scroll-engraved smooth steel triggerguard and

buttplate. Horn-tipped walnut cleaning/ramrod fitted under barrel with three

pipes. Pull: 14 3/8". Weight: 11lbs, 4oz. Built for R. L. Wilson in 1988.

Pictured and described in Wilson's "Steel Canvas", p306. Appears unfired.


James Beattie & Son Matched Consecutive Cased Pair .577 Snider 2" $26,750

Deluxe, Sidelock, Snider-Action, Sporting Rifles

26" tapered round damascus barrels with fine dovetailed front sight, sling

eye, and three folding platinum-lined leaf sights engraved for 100, 150 and

200 yards. Fully figured European walnut stocks with ebony schnabel

forend tips, escutcheoned key fasteners, classic point-pattern checkering,

steel triggerguard-tang pistol grips, rear sling eyes, silver initial ovals, and

scroll engraved, smooth steel, high-polish-blued buttplates. Snider actions

by BSA with detented breechblocks, and hammer sidelocks with half-cock 

stalking safeties, all finely engraved with tight foliate scroll. Pulls: 14 3/8".

Weights: 6lbs, 7 1/2oz, each. Together in double-tiered oak & leather case

with numerous accessories and maker's label. Miraculous, time-warp 



Classic Arms Corporation Custom 1885 High Wall 6mm Remington $13,950

C.A.C. Rifle No.13

27 1/2" barrel by Ron Smith, with flat-topped ovoid profile by Ralf Martini;

beaded blade front sight, one standing gold-triangle-inlaid and 1 folding

gold-line inlaid express sights, and broad sling swivel stud. Fully figured

California English walnut stocks by Reto Buehler with ebony forend tip,

steel capped pistol grip, classic point-pattern checkering, beaded pancake

cheekpiece, rear swivel stud, and smooth steel Biesen shotgun buttplate.

Original Winchester Model 1885 High Wall action with double-set trigger

and with stock through-bolt conversion showing no visible tang screws

either top or bottom. Leupold Vari-X III 3.5 - 10x scope with fine duplex

reticle on refined Talley quick-detachable mounts with custom levers.

Classic Arms leather sling on Winchester SuperGrade swivels. Scroll

engraved by Lee Griffiths on action, lever, grip cap, buttplate. Pull: 14 1/8".

Weight: 9lbs, 6oz. Action originally built in 1887, therefore Antique. Rifle in

new condition as custom built. With breech-end cleaning rod guide, MCA

Sports .22LR adapter, and unloading tool by James Tucker.


W W Greener Toplever Hammer Sidelock 8-Bore $22,450

Double Rifle

24" SxS fluid steel barrels with flat matted rib, fine beaded-blade front sight

with flip-up twilight bead, sling eye, 1 standing and 2 folding platinum-lined

express sights engraved for 50, 100 and 150 yards. Fully figured dark

European walnut stocks with lever-release splinter forend, classic point-

pattern checkering, long-tang triggerguard, steel-capped pistol grip, rear

sling eye and Silvers red rubber recoil pad. Peninsular back-action sidelock

with Greener's Treble Wedge Fast lock-up (double Purdey underbites

together with a Greener crossbolt), percussion fences, double triggers, and

rebounding hammers. Pull: 14 5/8". Weight: 16lbs, 14oz. Built 1893. Engraved

"LIST No.425" at end of triggerguard tang. 98% original blue. 30% original

casehardening colors. Tight and with excellent bores.


C B Holden, Hammer Falling Block Sidelock .36 Cal $19,995

Worcester, Mass. Single Shot Long Range Creedmoor Rifle

30" tapered round fluid steel barrel with front sight bead and provision for

windgauge sight, and Rocky Mountain rear barrel sight. Figured walnut

stock with engraved nickel-plated forend tip, classic point-pattern

checkering, nickel-plated steel pistol grip cap and buttplate---lower buttplate

screw checkered to integrate with checkering pattern on butt. Sculptural

action body with inletted sidelock on right and matching sideplate on left---

both scroll engraved and casehardened, manual extractor lever on top,

hinged loading lever ahead of trigger. Long range vernier tang sight. Pull: 13

5/8". Weight: 9lbs, 9 1/2oz. Very fine condition, retaining 99% nickle, 95%

casehardening and 95%blue. Excellent bore.

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

Cape Gun

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

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

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

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

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

hardrubber buttplate. Peninsular sidelock hammer toplever action with non-

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

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

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

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

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


John Lyell, Aberdeen Hammer Underlever Sidelock .500 Black $9,875

Double Rifle Powder Express

26" SxS barrels of damascus steel with solid flat rib raised and matted at

muzzle for fine bead front sight, and matted from breech to 1 standing and 1

folding platinum-lined express sights, the leaf engraved for 200 yards, and

with sling eye. Figured European walnut stocks with key-fastened splinter

forend with inletted and engraved steel finial, pistol-grip triggerguard

extension, classic point-pattern checkering wrapping fully under wrist, sling

eye, vacant silver initial oval, and smooth high-polish steel buttplate.

Peninsular sidelocks with stalking safeties, double triggers, Jones

underlever, and percussion fences. Fine scroll engraved. Pull: 14 3/8".

Weight: 9lbs, 1oz. London black powder proved for 39 bore. Built ca 1875.

Retaining 95% barrel brown and 90% original casehardening colors.

Mechanically excellent. Tight and with crisp mirror-bright bores. In leather

trunk case with innumerable loading tools and maker's label.


Manton & Co. Hammer Underlever Sidelock 10 Bore $14,750

Double Rifle

26" SxS fluid-steel barrels with solid flat matted rib, 1 standing and 2 folding

platinum-lined express sights engraved for 100, 200 & 300 yards, sling eye,

and doll's head extension. 14 3/8" pull from front trigger to Silvers red rubber

recoil pad. English walnut stocks with lever-release splinter forend, bakelite

pistol grip cap, classic point-pattern checkering, beaded pancake

cheekpiece, sling eye, and vacant initial oval. Border-engraved,

casehardened receiver and sidelocks, with Jones underlever, rebounding

locks and no separate safety catch. Weight: 14lbs, 5oz. London black

powder proved. Tight and with excellent bores. In period trunk case with

brass corners, maker's label and innumerable loading accessories. Retaining

nearly all of a properly-done refinish. And, with a greater quantity of both

lead balls and conical bullets than I look forward to paying to ship.


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

London Pistols

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Joseph Needham, Bar-in-Wood 12ga, 2 1/2" $18,750

London Hammer Sidelever Sidelock Shotgun

30" SxS browned damascus steel barrels with smooth concave rib choked

skeet & skeet. 15" pull from front trigger to high-polish-blue smooth steel

buttplate. 1 3/8" - 2 3/8" drop. 1/2" cast off. Figured English walnut stocks

with keyed splinter forend, classic point-pattern checkering, straight English

grip, and teardrops. Sidelock action with side opening lever interlocked to

operate only when non-rebounding hammers are cocked. London blackpowder proofed

at 13-bore. Weight: 7 pounds. In solid oak case lined in blue baize and with

original maker's label. The maker's name styling dates it to 1854 - 1869.

Missing horn(?) forend tip insert. Stunning, time-warp original condition.


Sharps-Borchardt Model 1878 Mid-Range Rifle .40-50 Sharps Straight $36,750

32" tapered round barrel, gold-banded at muzzle and breech, with front sight

dovetail, Old Reliable inlaid in gold, and Lawrence tangent elevator rear

sight. Highly figured American walnut stocks with schnabel forend tip,

classic point-pattern checkering, S-curved pistol grip, classic comb,

engraved gold initial oval, and bright-finished crescent steel buttplate.

Sharps 1878 hammerless falling block action with factory engraved hard

rubber sidepanel inserts, trigger-lock safety, and mid-range vernier tang

sight. Extensively engraved by Winston Churchill with fine acanthus scroll

covering the action, extending four inches onto the barrel from the breech

and two inches from the muzzle. Game scene of three Rocky Mountain

sheep on left, the central one in three-dimensional gold and a golden buck

on right. Signed W. CHURCHILL ENGR. atop breech. Excellent bore. With

appraisal by J R LaRue and collection of artisanal-made loading tools.


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

New York

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

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

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

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

Absolutely magnificent. Very fine condition. 


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