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CONTENTS APRIL 2018 // VOLUME 35 ISSUE 5

DEPARTMENTS
6 First Shot
10 Range Bag
12 Know Your Cartridge: 8mm Mauser
14 Letters To The Editor
16 Gun Digest Digital
17 Modern Shooter TV

COLUMNS
18 Defensive Handgunning RICHARD MANN

22 Collector’s Corner JERRY LEE

26 AR Essentials TIGER MCKEE

28 Reloading Bench PHIL MASSARO

32 Guns & Gear STAFF REPORT

FEATURES
34 Ode To The 6.5x55 JAY PINSKY
40 The Handgun For Home Defense
RICHARD MANN

46 The Laminate Stock Story


JON R. SUNDRA

50 The Other All-American Double


DICK JONES

56 The Quest For One-Rifle Perfection


RICHARD MANN

62 Modern Peacemakers: SAA Replicas


NICK SISLEY

68 Getting Into The Custom Game


BRAD FITZPATRICK

74 10 Cents A Duck: The Old Days


Of Market Hunting
BOB HINMAN

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84 The Gun Digest Marketplace
108 Show & Auction Listings

ABOUT THE COVER


The 6.5x55 Swedish, better known as the

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“Swede,” was the cartridge that began the 6.5
bullet craze. And contrary to popular belief, it
began long before the 6.5 Creedmoor came into
being. Photo by Yamil Sued.

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Permitless Carry Bill
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In late February, the Oklahoma
House Public Safety Commission
passed permitless carry legislation in
the form of House Bill 2951. Sponsored
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Rifle Hunting Bill Through residents to carry a firearm for defense Self-Defense Bill Goes
Both Chambers In Indiana without the requirement for any kind To Senate Floor In Idaho
On February 26th, the Indiana state of licensing or permission from the Senate Bill 1313, which strength-
Senate passed House Bill 1292 in a government to do so. ens the ability of law-abiding Idaho
unanimous vote. It had already passed The CWP (concealed weapon per- citizens to defend themselves against
in the House and now moves to the mit) would still be available for those threats, was voted through the Senate
desk of Governor Eric Holcomb to be wanting to take advantage of reciproc- State Affairs Committee with a 7-to-2
signed into law. ity agreements with other states. How- margin. It now moves to the Senate
Authored by Representative Sean ever, if the bill passes, no permit would floor for further consideration.
Eberhart (R-57), House Bill 1292 be required for law-abiding Oklahoma Sponsored by Todd Lakey (R-12),
helps ensure that rifle hunting using residents to carry a firearm for their the bill would consolidate and codify
pistol-caliber cartridges is protected personal defense. existing law in a way that would clear-
throughout the state. The bill safe- House Bill 2951 still has a ways to go ly protect a citizen’s intrinsic right to
guards hunting opportunities estab- before it would become law, though. It defend his or herself. One of the big-
lished previously, and that many state now heads to the House floor for full gest aspects of this legislation is that it
residents have enjoyed. consideration. makes it clear that a citizen can stand
his or her ground and protect his or
herself and family members anywhere
they have a legal right to be. Because
attacks can happen in many different
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for those who might be forced to de-
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In addition, Senate Bill 1313 ex-
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larger size is always designated as “S” or “JS” bore. In As loaded by Norma and by other European com-
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the .323-inch diameter or “S” bullet. 06. It’s adequate for any North American big game if
The 8mm Mauser is widely chambered in European the proper bullets and full loadings are used. A large
sporting rifles, but American gunmakers have not ad- variety of good .323-inch bullets are now available
opted it to the same extent. The “J” or “I” in the name for the individual handloader, and this has dramati-
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150 SP IMR 3031 49 2,750 2,519 Speer
175 SP IMR 3031 45.5 2,600 2,627 Sierra
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ally do much better with the 6.5x55,


7mm-08, .308 or … dare I say it, the
trusty 7mm Mauser. Except for perhaps
spare 9mm cylinder in addition to the grizzly bear, a well-placed shot by
PHOTO: SMITH & WESSON

the standard .38/.357 one. Ruger any of these and many other cartridges
also recently brought out a 9mm will do everything the hard-kicking ’06
version of its SP101 with a 2.25-inch does, with less wear and tear on the
barrel. Smith & Wesson offers three Per- shooter. And that’s a fact, … Pard.
formance Center models in 9mm. And –Gregory Gores, online comment
Korth/Nighthawk Custom has the 9mm
Sky Hawk. In fact, most major revolver
Gregory, you make some valid points.
manufacturers have or are producing
It’s been written and said, in a number
9mm revolvers. As to your request for an
of places, that the .30-06 Springfield is
article comparing some of the different
toward the top end of what’s tolerable
9mm revolvers, that is certainly some-
I Want More 9mm Revolvers in terms of recoil for most people. It’s
thing we’ll keep in mind. Thanks again
I just got the Concealed Carry 2018 not as punishing as the .300 Winchester
for taking the time to write in with your
issue today with the cover line “9mm Magnum can be — particularly in light
comments and thoughts.
Revolvers.” I place emphasis on the rifles — or calibers beyond that, but it’s
–Gun Digest Staff
plural “s” ending, which led me to no slouch, either. In our previous issue
believe I would be reading a compari- (March 2018), writer Jon Sundra states
son of several 9mm revolvers. It turned The .30-06 Is Too Much that he believes a large percentage of
out the article was really on the S&W Read Phil Massaro’s article on the .30- hunters are over-gunned for their given
929. Dick Jones mentioned a couple 06 Springfield. You won’t get me to hunting pursuits, and he feels this is par-
929 predecessors but needed to go say the old ’06 is a poor cartridge, but I ticularly true of whitetail deer hunters.
back a little further. Ruger’s Security Six will say something that’s very hard to As he discusses, and as others have as
sans adjustable rear sight was available dispute: It’s too much of a good thing. well, shot placement is usually far more
as the Speed Six in 9mm. It was good If you love the old ’06, well, that’s fine important than “knockdown power,”
enough that the Israeli military bought and dandy, but the truth is, a slightly though, as with most things, this can
a bunch of them in the late ’70s or less powerful cartridge is all that the also be taken to the extreme. And bul-
early ’80s, well before S&W introduced average hunter needs, and will prob- let choice, in many cases, can be more
the J Frame in 9mm. There are other ably serve him better. Unless you shoot important than what caliber you choose.
current 9mm revolvers, such as the regularly, the ’06’s recoil is a problem The calibers you mention are all pretty
Ruger LCR (mentioned), Chiappa and intimidates many shooters. The moderate in terms of recoil and would
White Rhino, Taurus 905 and Charter same guy who doesn’t get very good serve well on a wide and diverse range
Arms Pitbull. As a side note, Charter groups with the .30-06 will gener- of game. (Editor’s Note: Check out Jay
Arms and Chiappa revolvers do not use
moon clips for either their 9mm or .40
S&W cylinders. Korth also makes a re-
placement cylinder designed for S&W
revolvers that does not require moon
clips. A future comparison of the 929
against the other 9mm revolvers would
be welcome.
–Lawrence Klee, Green Bay, Wis.

Lawrence, you’re right in saying that


this article in the Concealed Carry 2018
issue focused predominantly on the
S&W Model 929. In truth, the “9mm
revolvers” blurb on the cover was a bit
ambiguous. And you’re right; there are
a whole host of 9mm revolver options
out there. In addition to those you
mentioned, Taurus recently launched its
multi-caliber 692 line, which provides a

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Pinksy’s story on the 6.5x55 on page
34 of this issue). In the end, it’s really
a combination of factors; you need to be
able to shoot the chosen gun and caliber
well and place accurate hits, and it must

PHOTO: TAURUS
be potent enough and use a bullet of the
Gas in a direct im-
proper construction to get the job done.
pingement system
–Gun Digest Staff
is partially redirect-
ed through the gas block
Proper Terminology and the gas tube to the gas
I recently read Richard Mann’s article
key on the bolt carrier, which
online, titled “6 Facts About AR-15
directs the gas into the bolt
Gas Impingement vs. Piston.” It’s
carrier itself. This gas forces the bolt to
hard for me to believe this article
rotate and unlock, and the gas pressure
when the author doesn’t even use the The Endless
terms correctly. This is simple stuff yet inside pushes it all backward toward the
recoil spring.
Debate
lost on this author. First off, they are Read your article
BOTH “gas” guns. They are also BOTH As you say, the correct terminology
debating the semi-
“gas impingement,” as gas impinges when talking about the operating system
auto vs. the revolver as a carry gun.
on something in either case. Correct for Eugene Stoner’s standard AR design is
Straight up, the semi-auto handgun is
terminology would be gas piston and direct impingement, though, even that is
far and away the easier gun to conceal
DIRECT gas impingement. Hard for somewhat of a misnomer. I’ve also seen
and draw from a concealed position.
me to follow what the hell this guy is or heard it referred to as an “internal
It’s less bulky and usually lighter in
talking about. piston” design, and even in its patent it’s
weight, as well as having less furniture
–James Davis, Duncanville, Texas described as “a true expanding gas system
to get snagged on, in my opinion.
instead of the conventional impinging
–Mark Muller, Klamath Falls, Ore.
James, you’re correct in that both are gas- gas system.” However, I think most who
operated firearms and that gas “imping- are at least somewhat familiar with the
es” or impacts something with either op- AR platform will understand that when The debate between carrying a revolver
erating system. The difference, of course, someone says “gas impingement AR,” or a semi-auto pistol has always been a
is how that gas is directed and what they mean direct gas impingement, as heated one. In terms of the concealment-
it impacts. Gas in a gas piston gun is I’ve rarely heard long- or short-stroke gas to-capacity ratio, you’re right: it’s likely
directed into a cylinder above the barrel, piston guns referred to as impingement much easier to conceal more firepower
and that piston smacks into the operating systems in any way. I suspect in this case, in a pistol than a revolver. Having said
rod, which, in turn, contacts the gas key the author chose to streamline things for that, there are some pretty darn conceal-
to push bolt and bolt carrier the sake of brevity and simplicity. Regard- able wheel guns out there on the market.
backward. less, the points he makes about each Those might not have the round count
system and their advantages and of some slightly larger, yet still highly
detriments still ring true. concealable, semi-auto pistols, but
–D. Warden, Managing then again, there are some tiny pistols
Editor with capacities just as low. Of far more
importance, perhaps, is how well the
individual shoots his or her carry gun
— regardless of its design. Of course a
heavier, bulkier gun is less suited for
carry than a smaller, sleeker and lighter
one, but if the shooter can’t put rounds
on target under stress with the smaller
PHOTO: PATRICK SWEENEY

gun, it doesn’t much matter.


–Gun Digest Staff

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DEFENSIVE HANDGUNNING // RICHARD MANN

Proper Thumb Placement, A Defensive


Mindset And The Magic Of Ballistol
Quick shots for those dedicated to the art of wielding a handgun.

gently shooting yourself, should you


be stupid enough to leave your finger
on the trigger while holstering.
Striker-fired hand-
guns, or handguns For striker-fired handguns without a
without a safety slide locking safety, place your thumb
that locks the slide, — with pressure — on the rear of the
can come out of slide as you holster. This prevents
battery when hol-
stered.
the slide from coming out of battery
as the gun meets holster resistance.
I’ve seen striker-fired handguns that
can become jammed up due to slide
movement when holstering, and I’ve
also seen some that can be pushed out
of battery, and remain that way even
after they’ve been drawn.

Killing Snakes
Have you ever heard of having a com-
bat mindset? Let me give you the best
advice I can to help you save your
life. Read, consume and absorb Prin-
ciples of Personal Defense. Jeff Cooper,
the founder of Gunsite, wrote this
book and it costs less than 20 rounds
of good defensive handgun ammuni-

The Thumb
Rightly so, there’s a lot of dis-
cussion about what you should
do with your trigger finger when
you’re shooting or not shooting.
However, we rarely hear talk about vertently engaged. I say resting be-
what you should do with your thumb cause thumb pressure can interfere
— the thumb on your shooting hand. with shot placement.
Its positioning is just as important. When you holster a handgun with
If you’re shooting a handgun with a thumb safety that locks the slide —
a thumb safety, your thumb should like on a 1911 or Browning HiPower
be resting on top of the safety while — your thumb should be under the
you’re shooting. This circumvents the safety, applying pressure up. This will When firing a handgun with a manual thumb
possibility of the safety being inad- most likely prevent you from negli- safety, rest your thumb on top of the safety.

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tion. For those who will not take my and hunting, is not acceptable when
advice or whose wallets are as tight your life is on the line. As it’s been
as a barrel bushing on a 1911 — with said, luck is when opportunity meets
apologies to Col. Cooper — I’ll sum- preparation. Prepare your mind — get
marize. the combat mindset — and when op-
portunity or bad timing puts your life
• Alertness: Be aware, be ready; on the line, you’ll be lucky.
bad things can happen at
any time. Live by the Gunsite When I think of how you should
(Cooper) Color Code. approach a fight for your life, I
• Decisiveness: Counterattack think of my grandfather, a farmer
now! Do not tarry. To ponder turned moonshiner, turned entre-
is to perish. preneur, and later a member of the
• Aggressiveness: Go at it like local Board of Education. He never
you mean it. got past third grade, but when I was
• Speed: Be sudden, be quick. growing up, he was the smartest
Be first. man I knew. When Grandpa wanted
• Coolness: Keep your wits. you to get after a job with unwaver-
Don’t lose control of your ing commitment, he would say, “Get
emotions. at it like you’re killing snakes.” I can
• Ruthlessness: Strike with all think of no better way to describe
your strength for every blow. the response a violent attack should
Shoot them to the ground. elicit from you.
Jeff Cooper’s book, Principles of Personal • Surprise: Do not wilt, do not
Defense, should be mandatory reading for
all adults, whether they carry a gun or not. cower, and don’t be predict- Range Bag
able. Fight back. Ballistol is a non-toxic, mineral-based
oil with many uses. It was created for
This, in brief, is the mindset you the German army before World War I
must have. An acquaintance believes to be used for firearm maintenance,
in luck, and if it did exist it would be a wood and leather conditioning, and
wonderful thing to believe in. But luck for small cuts and scrapes. It’s ideal for
seems to have a way of showing up at a range bag in the small aerosol cans,
random. And, randomness, while it and especially in the prepackaged in-
might be acceptable in sports, love dividual wipes.

Ballistol, of some sort, should be


in everyone’s range bag because it
can be used for so many things.

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DEFENSIVE HANDGUNNING

The Cooper/
Gunsite Color
Code summarized.
• In condition white, you’re
relaxed, on your sofa watch-
ing “Dancing with the Stars”
or on the deck, sipping a cold
beer as the sun finds other
lands to shine on.
• Condition yellow is relaxed
awareness. You’re on the side-
walk, headed to your favorite
eatery. You’re not nervous or
worried, but you’re aware of
your surroundings. A specific
alert that would’ve startled
you in condition white, will
only elevate your awareness
and potentially move you to
Not only is it ideal for firearms, Quoth The Raven condition orange when you’re
you can use it to wash your car, pro- Gunsite founder Jeff Cooper devised a in condition yellow.
tect electrical contacts, as an animal color code: a four-color categorization • In condition orange, you’ve
attractant and, unbelievably, it will of personal awareness, which provides smelled, heard, seen or felt
even get rid of head lice. It a clear and simple mechanism for something you don’t like;
has a very distinctive gauging the level of perceptiveness something isn’t right. Some
odor that some find the situation requires. Cooper, it thing has won your full at-
offensive. To me, seems, was the first to marry this tention and will hold it until
it just smells like system with personal protection. the balloon goes up or the
you know what The four colors are white, yel- box is shut.
you’re doing. low, orange and red. • In condition red, you’ve
identified a specific threat,
and it’s time to react. It’s
In condition red,
you react to the time to exercise every ele-
threat. ment of the principles of per-
sonal protection. GDTM

Hillbilly Wisdom
Carry a knife. Always, carry
a knife. The only time you
shouldn’t have a knife is when
you’re naked, in a bed or
swimming. –Richard Mann

Richard A. Mann is one of today’s most popu-


lar gun writers. He’s contributed to numerous
publications and authors the blog Empty-Cases.
com. Mann has also authored several firearms
books, including Gun Digest’s own Handgun
Training for Personal Protection.

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COLLECTOR’S CORNER // JERRY LEE

The Cadillac Of Revolvers


The Colt Python is widely considered to be one of the best revolvers ever made, and with
production ceased for more than a decade, it’s also among the most collectible.

A 6-inch barreled blue-


finish Python from 1965.
The original box adds
to the gun’s collector
interest and value.

hose of us who are old action Army and Navy


enough to remember the models of the late
’50s know what a great 1800s and early 1900s. It

PHOTO: REDDIT.COM
time it was to be a kid has been said that some internal parts
growing up in America. of these older models will interchange
And the middle of the with those in the Pythons.
deecade, 1955, was a really good year. The first mention of the Python I
Thhe number one song on the radio have found in print was in the 1956
was Rock Around the Clock
as “Rock Clock” by Bill edition of the Gun Digest Annual in an
Haley and the Comets, considered by article about new revolvers by Major model and was often described as the
some to have been the first rock ‘n’ General Julian Hatcher, one of the Cadillac of Colt revolvers. Depending
roll song. It was the year that Ford very top gun writers of the day. It was on one’s taste, like a classic Caddy
introduced the Thunderbird, Walt just a short paragraph in the form of from the ’50s, a Python is a thing of
Disney opened Disneyland, and a an editor’s note by John Amber, the beauty and craftsmanship.
new TV western, “Gunsmoke,” went renowned editor of the book for many But it wasn’t just an attractive
on the air. years. firearm; it was also very accurate, due
For fans of firearms, 1955 gave “Another late offering from Colt to its tight tolerances and handwork.
us several historically important is their new Python Model in 357 Many shooters describe the trigger as
new handguns. After years of Magnum caliber. Features of the new being smoother than any other gun
insisting it would never happen, revolver are a ventilated rib — the first they had fired. It has been considered
Colt brought back the Single Action time this has been factory installed somewhat of a status symbol,
Army revolver, in part because of — a new barrel form, and target type especially in recent years as prices
the great popularity of TV shows like grips as standard equipment. Price has have skyrocketed. I’m sure many
“Gunsmoke.” Bill Ruger also saw the been set at $125.” could be called “safe queens,” which
trend and, to give Colt some head- General Hatcher and John Amber are taken out of the safe for show, but
to-head competition, introduced would be amazed at the prices being seldom if ever are fired.
the company’s first centerfire, the paid in recent years for Colt Pythons. It was originally intended to be an
single-action Blackhawk. And 1955 Of course, condition is a big factor, elite target gun in .38 Special. The
is also remembered as the year Colt but $3,000 to $4,000 is not unusual .357 Magnum was announced by
introduced what many consider the for the higher levels, and you can Remington and Smith & Wesson not
finest Colt ever made, the Python. double those amounts for short- long before the Python was ready to
barreled nickel-finish models. go into production. At the last minute
A Legend Is Born Colt management decided to chamber
Some gun historians say it was the best Fine In Form And Function their new gun for the magnum. Of
revolver ever made. It was built on the Why are these prices so much more course, it could also chamber the
Colt I-frame, which also was known as than comparable Smith & Wessons, .38 Special. Later in the 1980s, a few
the “old .41 frame,” referring to Colt’s Rugers or other makes? The Python Pythons were made in .38 Special
earliest swing-out cylinder, double- was a hand-fitted, hand-polished only.

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A Prized Possession
The Python was in regular production n
from 1955 until 1996, and was offered
in many different model variations
with a wide range of barrel lengths,
grips and finishes. After 1996, it was
available only by special order from
the Colt Custom Shop until 2005 when n
the model was discontinued. So it is
now more than a decade since the last
Python was produced, and “they aren’t
making them anymore” is a factor.
One of the common questions on n
gun forums is “will Colt ever bring back
k
the Python?” As previously mentioned d,
the gun required a lot of hand fitting g
and polishing, skills that are hard to o
find today in the firearms industry. Evenn
if you had the people to do the job, thee
time and talent involved would result
in a very expensive gun. Most shooterss,
and certainly collectors, PHOTO: CALGUNS.NET

Three popular barrel


Among the rarest lengths: 8, 6 and 4 inches.
Pythons is this 3-inch
barreled model. Its rarity
means top dollar.

Pythons have of-


ten been favorite
PHOTO: CUSTOMSHOPINC.COM palates for engrav-
ers. This one
belonged to Elvis
PHOTO: ROCK ISLAND AUCTIONS Presley.

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ESTIMATED VALUES OF COLT PYTHON REVOLVERS
(Courtesy Standard Catalog of Firearms 27th EdiƟon)

Blue or Royal Blue Finish


NIB EXC. V.G. GOOD FAIR POOR
$3,500 $3,200 $2,500 $1,600 $900 $600
Add 10 to 15 percent for early production 1955-1969
With checkered wood grips (serial No. 1 – 99999)
Add 50 percent for 3-inch barrel.

Polished Nickel Finish


NIB EXC. V.G. GOOD FAIR POOR
$3,400 $3,100 $2,400 $1,500 $800 $500
Add 30 percent for satin nickel finish; 25 percent for
2.5- or 8-inch barrel; 200 to 250 percent for 3-inch barrel.
Colt Archive letter recommended for 3-inch model.

PHOTO: COLT’S MANUFACTURING CO.


Matte or Ultimate Bright Finish
NIB EXC. V.G. GOOD FAIR POOR
$3,500 $3,200 $2,500 $1,600 $900 $600
Add 30 percent for 2.5-inch barrel, 10 percent for 8-inch.

Python Elite Blue Finish


NIB EXC. V.G. GOOD FAIR POOR
$3,900 $3,500 $2,800 $2,200 $1,200 $800
Deduct 20 percent for nickel finish.

Python Hunter The Python was considered by Colt to be the Cadillac


NIB EXC. V.G. GOOD FAIR POOR of the handgun world.
$4,200 $3,750 $2,800 $2,000 $1,350 $700
Has 8-inch barrel, Leupold extended eye relief
2x scope and aluminum case.

A Colt Python .357 Double


Action Revolver. A fantastic
piece of Colt firearm art
by famed Master Engraver
Howard Dove (1942-1994).
Dove signed this exten-
sively engraved and gold
embellished masterpiece

would rather put


their money into an
original Python.
For several years, the
Python has been one of
the most sought after collectible guns.
And, sad to say, this has resulted in
many fake barrel lengths, finishes and
other features. Readers are strongly
PHOTO: ROCK ISLAND AUCTIONS

advised to get an expert opinion


before buying or selling one of these
models that are described as excellent
condition, new or unfired. It is also
important to obtain a letter from the A life-long shooter, hunter and firearms aficionado, Jerry Lee
Colt company showing information built his career in the firearms publishing business. He is the
on the background of the particular editor of Standard Catalog of Firearms and the Gun Digest An-
nual, and authored Standard Catalog of Ruger Firearms.
gun. GDTM

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AR ESSENTIALS // TIGER MCKEE

Vintage And Retro ARs


There’s something special about shooting recreations of classic AR designs, and acquiring one or devising
your own isn’t as hard as it might seem.

An old Colt carbine


immediately takes you
back to the days of
Vietnam, Tiger Stripe
fatigues and Jimi Hen-
drix’s album, “Are You
Experienced.”

The problem with this is


that a lot of the ARs we
want to have and shoot
were never produced in
semi-auto versions, so the
offerings are a little slim.
You can buy new ARs that
look like originals. Colt,
Troy and Brownells build
great rifles and carbines
based on the earlier models
and at affordable prices. Or,
you can build your own, using old
and/or new parts. Today, if you want
an older model AR, there’s no reason
to separate the not to have one.
two styles. I’ve put together several ARs to mim-
Then you have “Fantasy” ic the old versions. Early on I learned
rifles/carbines, which use military- that assembling the “perfect” repro-
t’s hard to believe the AR-15 has type parts but are configured in a way duction is almost impossible, a matter

I been around for over 50 years.


Colt began selling the AR-15 —
a semi auto version of the M16
was created for the civilian and
law enforcement markets — in
the mid sixties. Since that time, the
AR has evolved, following suit with
the different versions of the M16. The
“Black Rifle” is now old enough that
that never came from the factory. But,
this doesn’t mean these weren’t used
in the field. My go-to AR guy is Matt
Weathers, a law enforcement officer
and instructor for Shootrite. His dad
was 5th SFG (Special Forces Group)
and a member of SOG, a special op-
erations unit that served in Vietnam.
They carried Colt XM177E2s, an is-
of luck or just too expensive. In the
early days, Colt was building a lot of
weapons. Colt was improving the de-
signs as they went; changes were being
made rapidly and they were using a
lot of different contractors to produce
parts. Take the grip as an example. For
early model Colts, there are dozens of
different grips that vary in exact size,
it qualifies for the terms vintage and sued carbine with an 11½-inch bar- shape and markings. Knowing exact-
retro, and these older versions of the rel and collapsible stock. In order ly what part goes with what AR can
AR have developed a large following. to make the carbines more reliable, sometimes be difficult.
In the art and design world, vin- troops put their upper assembly on a Luckily, you don’t have to be an
tage means an original; retro means “rifle” lower, which has a fixed stock expert. Trying to figure out what type
a reproduction made to resemble the and a rifle-length buffer and spring. part you need for a build, or have
original. In the AR world, these terms This configuration was never pro- questions about parts you have? Fo-
are flipped. This is due to forum list- duced by Colt or officially issued, and rums like AR15.com and RetroBlack-
ings on the website AR15.com. The yet there’s Matt’s dad in the pictures Rifle.com are full of people who have
forum had a “Retro” category, which carrying it in the field. (He also used spent years researching and docu-
mainly focused on Colt’s 600 series det cord for a sling.) menting the AR’s history and the vari-
rifles and carbines — think Vietnam. ous parts used. The AR community is
For discussion on the 700 Colts — the Getting Into A Classic full of good people who will be willing
type weapons fielded in Desert Storm There are three options to go old school and eager to help in your quest.
— they formed a “Vintage” category with an AR. You can buy an original. Another great source of info are

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the Black Rifle series of books pub- Cost vs. Authenticity
lished by Collector Grade Publica- One word of caution on n starting a
tions. These two volumes get into build: Don’t get too caug ght up in all
the gritty details of the rifle’s his- the details. Yes, I want an n authentic
tory and development. Volume I, by AR, but it ain’t gonna bee perfect.
Stevens and Ezell, was published in First off, it’s a semi-autto ver-
1987 and covers the beginning and sion of the real thing. Next,
early years of development. Black I’m not paying some off the
Rifle II, by Bartocci, picks up there, prices that original parrts
covering later versions of the weap- are bringing. A pristine
on like the M-4. The Vickers Guide: set of factory, original
AR-15 Volume I is another good read. green furniture for an AR
While it’s not as technical as the is going to cost you a few thou-
Black Rifle books, it’s just as interest- sand dollars. Reprodu uctions
ing, and contains outstanding pho- from Brownells will on nly be
tographs. There’s even one section about eighty dollars. ThereT
entirely devoted to reproductions, are also outstanding shops
with clones of significant and his- like Retro Arms Works and a
torical rifles and carbines. NoDak Spud that recrreate
Searching for parts is part of the fun of a
hard-to-find parts that match the build, especially with vintage/retro proj-
factory, original specs. ects. Both of these reproductions — a rifle
With ho ot rods, speed is a ques- and carbine — are built exactly as the real
tion of money.
m How fast you ones would have been. With a mix of origi-
go depen nds on how much you nal parts and new parts machined to the
old specs, you can assemble any type AR.
spend. TThe same can be said of
authentticity and ARs. I’m all for
authentic, but I’m not going to let that stand in the way of me hav-
ing the type of AR I want. The retro/
Above: The Black Rifle books vintage thing is learning about the
are mandatory for researching
older weapons and having fun. You’re
the details of early Colts. I like
and recommend Larry Vicker’s looking for the proper balance be-
AR-15 book too, which is full tween “authentic” and the money you
of great photos. No collection spend. It’s hard to have fun if you have
is complete without a copy of to break the bank. Plus, all of my ARs
the old M16A1 comic book on
operation and maintenance. end up seeing hard use. I don’t want
to worry about scratching or breaking
something costly and collectible.
Modern Sporting Rifles are cool.
They are the pinnacle of design and
function. But — given the choice —
when it comes time to head to the
range, I’m going to take one of my old
school reproduction ARs. These are
lightweight, simple and reliable weap-
ons, the same type used in Vietnam,
Desert Storm and Mogadishu. They
feel good in the hand, are fun to shoot
and help me connect to an earlier time
and the heroic deeds of the brave sol-
diers who carried them. GDTM

Tiger McKee has been working with the


AR-15 platform for more than 30 years and
is Director of Shootrite Firearms Academy in
These are three of my builds. They look like the originals, but are nowhere northern Alabama. His new book, AR-15 Skills
near exact. I put them together how I wanted, and I love to shoot them. They & Drills, is available at his site, ShootRite.org,
are lightweight, reliable and fun on the range. or at GunDigestStore.com.

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RELOADING BENCH // PHIL MASSARO

Reloading The 'Obsolete' Cartridge


If you’re having trouble inding factory ammunition or brass for riles chambered in obscure
or obsolete cartridges, don’t fret: You can make your own.

The .30-.338 Magnum, created from new 7mm Remington Magnum brass, with one pass through a resizing die.

hat do you do The transformation of one cartridge centerfire rifle when component brass

W when you find


that old rifle —
sitting in the dusty
corner of the gun
shop,
unwanted — that simply has your
unloved,

name written all over it, but it’s


chambered for an obscure or obsolete
cartridge? Why, you buy it of course!
case to another can be as simple or
complex as your selection of tools
will allow, but quite often making
one cartridge from another will only
require your reloading tools. A case
trimmer can and will cut a cartridge
down considerably, and a full-length
resizing die can change the diameter
of a case mouth, to a certain degree.
isn’t available. My copy is more than
30 years old, and some of the reloading
tools mentioned might be considered
antiques these days, but the principles
are still completely relevant. It makes
an excellent full-service reference
guide for the handloader, even if just
in a learning capacity.
I’ve used it to create that which I
And if needs be, you make the But the first stop on your tour should could not purchase, and it’s worked
ammunition yourself. be a particular book that warrants a out just fine. Now, while the book
There have been several instances place in every reloader’s library: John contains instructions on some of the
where this course of action has been J. Donnelly’s The Handloader’s Manual more radical transformations, such as
warranted; there are some times of Cartridge Conversions. removing the belt from the Holland
when loaded ammunition — or even It’s thick and largely technical, but & Holland family of cases or reducing
component ammunition — is simply it can and will be invaluable to those the diameter of a cartridge’s rim, I
not readily available. needing to create ammunition for a have yet to need to perform those

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a set of dies available for the wildcat.
Because it maintained the same
dimensions as both the .338 and 7mm
Remington Magnum, either would
be a suitable candidate for surgery. I
decided it would be easier to neck up
than to neck down and settled on new
7mm Rem. Mag. brass.
One run through the full-length
resizing die — equipped with a
tapered expander ball – and I was in
business. Datum line was maintained,
case length was just a few thousandths
below maximum (a bit of length was
lost in the stretching process) and the
inside of the necks didn’t need to be
operations; my own transformations (Above) .318 Westley Richards ammuni- turned. Loading for the rifle blindly,
have been less complicated, yet they tion, created from .30-06 brass, driving a Craig reported that it gave him good
filled the need in the same manner. 250-grain Woodleigh roundnose at 2,475 velocities and 1 ¼ MOA accuracy
fps. The conversion was simple, and the rifle
shoots exceptionally well. (from a low-powered vintage scope),
An Easy Example but most importantly,
im it was safe in
My colleague and good friend Craig the rifle withh no pressure signs.
Boddington called me one o day to
inform me that he wass having a A More Invvolved Project
problem with a rifle hee had just My own rifle was a bit of a different
acquired. Craig said the barrel was story, requiring some trimming
marked .30-338 Magnum,, and while and reworking to bring it to
that is — in essence — thee definition lifee. I have always wanted
of the .308 Norma Mag gnum, the a .318 Westley Richards,
chamber wouldn’t han ndle the yeet finances dictated that
Norma factory ammunition. thee purchase of a genuine
So, I delved into the mmatter a vinttage rifle would see me
bit more and found that after sleeeping on the couch.
the .338 Winchester M Magnum Innstead, I embarked on a
was released, yet before th
he .308 cusstom rifle build, giving
Norma Magnum was unv veiled, new w life to a WWI Gew. 98
wildcatters simply neecked Ma auser — re-barreling it with
down the .338 case to h hold a Kreiger .318 WR barrel.
.308-inch diameter bullets and Thhe rifle came out just fine,
maintain the same shoulder wiith the appointments I
angle and datum line. Theere wa anted. One little issue:
is a dimensional differencce Th he only available factory
of a few thousandth hs ammunition is very
between the two designs,,
explaining why Craig g
couldn’t close the bolt. A 7mm Remington Magnum
I made a call to Redding
g case (L), and a converted
.30-338 Magnum case (R),
Reloading and found tha at made with one pass through a
— miraculously — they had h Redding resizing die.

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RELOADING BENCH

Trimming .30-06
brass to proper
length to create
the .318 Westley
Richards car-
tridges.

expensive, approaching and in some life as an 8x57 Mauser, which shares varying degrees of success.
instances exceeding 10 dollars per the 06 case head. The .475 Turnbull — that lever-
round. Being a handloader, I thumbed Therefore, the bolt face and action gem that Doug Turnbull
through the aforementioned Manual of cartridge case head are completely designed for the 1886 Winchester — is
Cartridge Conversions and confirmed compatible. When I choose to use based upon the .348 Winchester case,
my assumptions: .318 Westley Richards actual .318 Westley Brass — a rarity and it will definitely require forming
cases can be easily made from plentiful sometimes available from Bertram — dies. There are so many designs based
.30-06 Springfield brass. the 0.008 inch in case head diameter upon the .30-06, .308 Winchester or
Step No. 1 was to trim the .30- won’t make a bit of difference. the belted .375 H&H case that many
06 brass from 2.494 inches down to different cartridges can be made from
2.370 inches, and for that I used a When Forming this trio alone. Some of the obscure
good, piloted trimmer. Once cut to Dies Are Needed rimmed cartridges will require a bit
proper length, I cleaned up the case These two examples are relatively more creativity, but with the Cartridge
mouth — which was now square and simple solutions to the need for Conversion book, a good handloader
rough from trimming — giving it a brass that is either unavailable or can get the job done.
good chamfer and deburring. ridiculously expensive. The more If the change is extreme, annealing
Step No. 2 was applying a liberal dose radical transformations might your cases will prevent premature
of Imperial Sizing Wax along the base of require the use of forming dies — cracking and splitting by keeping the
the case, and Imperial Dry Neck Lube at which will work the brass up or brass soft and pliable; annealing will
the case mouth; one pass through the down in small increments — and also help to keep any brass that must be
resizing die resulted in perfectly formed brass annealing. Cases like the 6.5 fire-formed in working order for as long
.318 Westley Richards brass. Remington Magnum — capable of as possible. The annealing process is
The case mouth has been expanded being made from .350 Remington not extremely technical, but that’s best
from .308 inch to .330 inch, and Magnum brass or, in extreme cases, kept for another conversation … GDTM
once cleaned up, they can be used from .300 H&H brass — should see
without the need to fire-form. Now, the use of a forming die in order
the true case head dimension of the to radically change the diameter of Philip P. Massaro is President of Massaro Ballistic
Laboratories, which creates custom handloaded
.318 Westley Richards is 0.468 inch the case mouth. The same could be
ammunition. In addition to his frequent contribu-
vs. the .30-06’s 0.473 inch, so to be said for creating .35 Whelen brass tions to the Gun Digest Annual, he has authored
completely transformed, a rim turning from .30-06 cases; though, I’ve seen several Gun Digest books. His newest work is Big
might be in order, but my rifle began it done in a single step, albeit with Book of Ballistics, available at GunDigestStore.com.

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Ode To The
6.5x55
The ‘subtle Swede’ that started it all.

„ JAY PINSKY

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“ Of all of today’s
more popular 6.5
cartridges, though,
the original 6.5x55
seems to be the
least talked about,
and for the life of
me, I just don’t
understand why.

he 6.5 fever is real. Swedish military service rifle sensa-

T
Thanks, lately, to the as- tion, the 6.5x55.
tounding success of Horna- In fact, the 6.5 bullet has a long
dy’s superb 6.5 Creedmoor, history of military service, seeing use
hunters, competitive and in other military service rifles besides
tactical shooters are catch- the 6.5x55, including — and I’m sure
ing the 6.5 fever like school kids catch I will miss a few — the 6.5×54mm
the flu. Unlike the flu, however, I Mannlicher-Schönauer, 6.5×58mmR
doubt anyone is looking for a cure for Krag–Jørgensen, 6.5×58mm Portu-
the cronic 6.5 sickness. guese, 6.5×53mmR  Dutch Mann-
The 6.5 fever, as it were, isn’t a new licher,  6.5×50mm Arisaka, and the
discovery. In fact, the 6.5 caliber has 6.5×52mm Carcano, which well-edu-
been around longer than anyone read- cated historians of the John F. Kenne-
ing this story without a Ouija board. dy assassination know all too well, as
The global 6.5 success story is a tale the Warren Commission stated it was
told by many great 6.5 bullet-topped a 162-grain round-nosed bullet from a
cartridges, such as the short-action 6.5x52mm Carcano fired from a sur-
.260 Remington, the over-caffeinated plus Carcano Model 1891/38 short
PHOTO: JAY PINSKY

26 Nosler and .264 Winchester Mag- rifle which took Kennedy’s life.
num, the bulldog short powerhouse Of all of today’s more popular 6.5
6.5 Remington Magnum, the AR- cartridges, though, the original 6.5x55
15-compliant 6.5 Grendel and the seems to be the least talked about, and

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CZ-USA’s Jason Morton said the
PHOTO: JAY PINSKY

6.5x55 still sells surprisingly well in


the U.S. market, but those familiar
with the 6.5x55 aren’t surprised.
After all, the 6.5 bullet, which has
excellent aerodynamics and target
penetration from the 55mm case,
gets pushed to good velocities in
There were a lot of reasons why the m/1896 rifle sported such a long barrel at 29 inches.
One reason is the slower-burning powders used by ammunition manufactures back then; low-recoiling accurate rifles, which,
the long barrel allowed for full powder burn and gave the soldiers using the m/1896 life- as many shooters will tell you, are
or-death precious velocity and range. Another advantage of the long barrel then, and really the main ingredients in any ballistic
now, is that it aids the shooter with holding and aiming the rifle, minimizes recoil and overall recipe for success. This recipe is and
enhances the shootability of the rifle, giving its users a steady aiming platform.
was a good idea not just for shooting
the enemy, which is why the Scan-
for the life of me, I just don’t under- dinavians developed it as a military
stand why. I’ve owned four, and out- service cartridge way back in 1891,
side of a dangerous game hunt in Af- but also for shooting paper targets,
rica or Alaska, the 6.5x55 coyotes, deer, elk, black bears and
is probably all the rifle I even moose.
ever needed to hunt any-
thing and everything I More To The Story
ever wanted. Every rifle I To help unravel why the 6.5x55 didn’t
owned — which includ- catch on as well in the U.S. as other 6.5
ed two CZs, a Steyr and cartridges, I reached out to some ex-
an honest-to-God Swed- perts in the ammunition community.
ish M96 Mauser — carried, My first stop was with the good folks
shot and handled well. My current at RUAG, a European-based company,
in-house 6.5x55, a CZ 557, is one which includes the well-known ammu-
of the softest shooting and fastest nition manufacturer Norma. Norma
handling big game rifles in my safe, certainly doesn’t neglect the 6.5x55 —
which is why I bought the loaner it offers seven factory-
gun after just one day of load de- loaded choices for it.
velopment testing for this story.

The m/1896, like


other military rifles,
used a simple but
effective iron-sighted
system. Here, you
can see the rear leaf
sight with a V-shaped
notch. Soldiers
weren’t handicapped
without modern day
optics with this sight-
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ing system, which,


when folded down,
graduated from 300
to 600 meters. When
the sight is flipped
up, it is graduated
from 700 to 2,000
meters.

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way toward enabling shooters to pro- main advantage to hunters these days
vide accurate and sustainable rounds by stating the 6.5 x55’s ability to en-
downrange — whether the target is a able hunters to shoot with manage-
According to RUAG, it all comes 1,000-yard gong, a trophy-class white- able recoil plays a key role in shooter
down to rifle availability, timing tailed deer or someone who intends success.
and overall ammunition support. to do you harm. Skoglund gets right “A lot of hunters won’t admit to it,
“It’s my understanding that surplus to the point of the 6.5x55 cartridge’s but I am convinced that the success of
military rifles did not reach the U.S.
market until the 1950s, and the avail-
ability of ammunition was limited un- Carl Gustafs stads Gevärsfakto-
til the 1990s,” said Amund Skoglund, ri in Eskilstuna, Sweden began
Commercial Director North America, manufacturing the Swedish
RUAG Ammotec USA, Inc. “Whereas Mauser, m/1896, in 1898. Gus-
tafs made 475,000 m/1896’s
in Scandinavia, both rifles and am-
between 1896 and 1932.
munition have been readily available This particular rifle was
since the early 1900s. Almost every created in 1916.
hunting and/or shooting household
in Scandinavia owns a 6.5 due to its
versatile applications.”
Skoglund’s take makes a lot of sense.

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Here in the U.S., after WWII, lots of
shooters turned surplus Mausers into
accurate and inexpensive target and
hunting rifles. Think .30-06 Spring-
field, .270 Winchester, etc. The Eu-
ropean built and fed 6.5x55 rifle and
its ammunition just wasn’t available
stateside. Which is too bad, because
over in Europe, the 6.5x55 was prov-
The m/1896 is paired
ing to be as useful as, well, a Swiss-Ar- here with a 2017
my knife. It still is … example of a Mauser
“There’s not much you can’t do with 98-based rifle, the CZ
a Swede,” said Skoglund. “In Scandi- 557. Both rifles are
navia, it qualifies (with 156-grain bul- chambered for the
6.5x55mm cartridge.
lets) to be a class 1 weapon, meaning The m/1896 has
you can hunt all the large game in- a 29-inch barrel,
cluding brown bear, moose, reindeer, wooden stock and
red deer, wild boar, etc. We do recom- dedicated iron sights,
while the CZ 557
mend using a bonded bullet on large uses a shorter, lighter
game since the shoulder joint on a 20.5-inch barrel,
moose can be hard to penetrate with synthetic stock and
a cup-and-core bullet. In terms of Af- a receiver which is
rican game, it’s an excellent choice for machined from con-
ception with no iron
antelope; personally I would not hesi- sights but an integral
tate to use it on oryx- and wildebeest- CZ-unique optics
sized animals, but with a bonded mounting system. In
150-grain-plus bullet.” practice, the longer
barrel of the m/1896
makes shooting the
A Sweet Shooter rifle with iron sights
One of the biggest reasons for the much easier and
popularity of the 6.5x55 — and really steadier, while the
of all 6.5 cartridges — minus maybe short, light and fast
CZ 557 gives modern-
the 26 Nosler, the .264 Winchester day shooters, and
Magnum and the 6.5 Remington Mag-
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especially hunters,
num, is that you don’t need a lot of a 6.5x55mm rifle
gunpowder muscle to make a 6.5 bul- that’s far easier to
carry, use and shoot
let work. With less bite to the shooter’s optically than the
shoulder, low-recoiling rifles go a long battlefield rifle.

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All About The Bullet
Aside from low recoil, the next best
HORNADY BALLISTIC CALCULATOR DATA
part of the 6.5x55 is the bullet. In fact,
some might say the 6.5 mystic is all Range Velocity Energy
about the bullet, and there are a lot
of them. MidwayUSA lists 99 different 0 2970 2781.0
6.5mm choices of reloading bullets
100 2818 2504.0
available, with weights ranging from
a snappy 90-grain bullet all the way 200 2672 2251.0
up to a 160-grain round-nose. 300 2531 2019.0
“The number of 6.5mm bullets make 400 2393 1806.0
it great for reloaders, and the newer 500 2260 1611.0
CIP (Permanent International Com-
mission for the Proof of Small Arms)
600 2131 1432.0
spec with the higher pressures for 700 2007 1269.0
modern rifles helps expand the oppor- 800 1886 1122.0
tunity as well,” said Robin Sharpless, 900 1771 989.0
vice president of Redding Reloading
1000 1661 870.0
Equipment. Sharpless added that the
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new name of the 6.5x55 is now the


6.5 SCAN, “as Sweden, Norway, etc., ger; therefore, it has a higher sectional
settled on a single standard.” density and will penetrate further.”
Of these bullets, the ones in the Handloaders can really make the
140- to 150-grain range with excep- 6.5x55 SCAN scoot. Public reloading
Here is a small sample of some of the tionally high ballistic coefficients (BC) data from Nosler, for example, gives
factory-loaded ammunition available today
to 6.5x55mm shooters. From left to right:
are the ones that enable the 6.5 cali- handloaders quite a few choices. Pub-
a Norma-loaded 120-grain Nosler Ballistic ber, whether it’s a 6.5x55 SCAN, 6.5 lished load data for the company’s
Tip, a Nosler-loaded 140-grain Accubond, a Creedmoor or the 26 Nosler, to out- magnificent 142-grain Accubond
Norma-loaded 156-grain Oryx and a Norma- perform most other non-6.5-caliber Long Range bullet, which, by the way,
loaded 156-grain round-nosed Alaskan. cartridges, especially regarding pen- sports an impressive .625 BC, lists Al-
etration. Ballistically speaking, what liant’s Reloder 22 as the most accurate
makes the 6.5 bullet family have the powder in the manufacturer’s 23-inch
this cartridge is due to its design (mod- magical penetration reputation it does test gun, but it states that Hodgdon’s
erate velocities and great range of bul- versus other calibers? To find out, I H1000 got testers the most speed at an
let weights),” said Skoglund. “Nobody asked Hornady’s own Neal Emery. impressive 2,790 fps.
likes to get punished by heavy recoil, “It’s definitely a 6.5 thing — all sec- Hornady’s ballistic calculator (see
and normally shoots better when not tional density,” he said. “A controlled accompanying chart above) offers the
in pain (or waiting for a painful hit). expansion bullet in .30 caliber weigh- load data results to give us a general
Also, the availability of cheap surplus ing 140 grains would be rather short idea of what kind of flight trajectory
rifles that enables both target practice for its weight. A 140-grain controlled you can expect based on the bullet’s
and hunting in one rifle helps the expansion bullet of the same con- BC and published muzzle velocity.
Nordic success of this caliber.” struction in 6.5mm is going to be lon- This is just one example of what
modern powders, bullets and rifles
Wouldn’t it be great if all rifles came with are capable of with the 1891-era car-
a Carfax report? This disc on the back of tridge. Mathematically speaking, the
the m/1896 is basically just that, giving gray-haired 6.5x55 SCAN is more
rifle users a rifle condition inspection report than capable for today’s hunters. The
from the Swedish armorer at the time. There
are three kinds: one-screw discs, an early
scientific fact of 6.5 bullets flying far-
two-screw, and two-screw discs. This rifle is ther and faster per powder per capita
a one-screw disc m/1896. The disc gives than most other bullets due to its in-
three different kinds of information about the herently high BC figures is becoming
rifle: condition of the bore, elevation aiming more well-known to shooters who are
error with standard Swedish m/41 service
loads, and barrel wear. Thus, from this disc, devouring the 6.5 bullet market.
Based on MidwayUSA’s website data
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we can determine I had — at the time of


the rifle’s inspection — a rifle bore grade of as of January 2018, the most popular
“1”, that my rifle shot point of aim, and that 6.5 load is Hornady’s new 147-grain
its measured bore and groove was precisely
6.51mm. So, mechanically speaking, this is
ELD Match bullet, which boasts a slick
a terrific rifle. .610 ballistic coefficient. Compare

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I’m pushing different flavors of 6.5x55
SCAN ammunition down a 20.5-inch
barrel, in a CZ 557, which is a cock-on-
Come Up Come Up Wind Wind Drift Wind Drift
Trajectory open, blind magazine fed, synthetic-
(MOA) (MILS) Drift (MOA) (MILS)
stocked hunting rifle.
-1.5 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 Despite my 6.5mm first love, the
6.5x55 SCAN, Emery helped me un-
0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0
derstand why the 6.5 Creedmoor
-2.9 1.4 0.4 0 0 0 zipped right by the 6.5x55 and even
-10.7 3.4 1.0 0 0 0 the .260 Remington in sales as well.
-23.9 5.7 1.7 0 0 0 “The Creedmoor has quite a few
-43.2 8.2 2.4 0 0 0 things going for it. It’s a true short-ac-
tion cartridge that allows long, heavy
-69.2 11.0 3.2 0 0 0 bullets to be seated out. The .260 Rem.
-103.0 14.1 4.1 0 0 0 requires the same long, heavy bullet
-145.4 17.4 5.0 0 0 0 to be seated farther into the case or
-197.6 21.0 6.1 0 0 0 the use of a long action. The 6.5x55
is even longer. The Creedmoor also
-260.9 24.9 7.2 0 0 0
benefits from close adherence to both
the chamber design spec and the am-
this to Hornady’s 160-grain round- Lapua,  Prvi Partizan,  RUAG Ammo- munition spec — everyone essentially
nosed 6.5 offering, which has a very tec, Remington Arms and Hornady all makes it the same.”
pedestrian BC of just .283. offering loads. While many American shooters
What exactly is ballistic coefficiency While I doubt the dedication to might forget about or simply ignore
and why is it so useful? According to craftsmanship is better now than it was the 6.5x55 SCAN as a superb hunting
noted ballistics expert, Bryan Litz, of with the superb gun makers who built cartridge, I can assure you this 6.5-cal-
Berger Bullets, BC is explained like this: my 1916 M96, today’s firearms manu- iber cartridge will be the last thing any
“Without getting into the math, I’ll facturers simply have better tools and wild game you choose to shoot re-
define the ballistic coefficient in words materials, and hundreds of years of members. Regardless, the ongoing de-
as:  The ability of the bullet to main- experience to create better rifles. CZ’s bate over not just which 6.5 cartridge
tain velocity, in comparison to a ‘stan- 557 is a fine example of this evolution is best, but even what hunting car-
dard projectile.’  A high-BC bullet can in firearms manufacturing. Instead of tridge is best can be settled once and
maintain velocity better than a low-BC pushing a 6.5 bullet down the 29-inch for all by modifying a quote about
bullet under the same conditions. All barrel of my Carl Gustaf-built 1916-era dogs by W.R. Purche: Everyone thinks
measures of ballistic performance in- M96, which is a cock-on-close, clip- they have the best rifle cartridge, and
cluding drop and wind deflection are fed, wood-stocked military service rifle, none of them is wrong. GDTM
related to the bullet’s ability to main-
tain velocity. In short,  the higher the
BC, the better the all-around ballistic
performance of the bullet will be.”

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The Battle For The Crown
— PART II—
Editor’s Note: This article is the second
piece in a three-part series aimed to help
you answer one important question: What
home defense gun is right for me?

In the March 2018 issue, shotgun expert


Larry Case made his argument for why the
shotgun is the best firearm platform for a
home defense firearm.

And coming in the May 2018 issue,


we’ll present the arguments of yet another
gun expert who believes that there is no
better tool for home defense than the AR.

You might agree a little bit with each ar-


gument — and you might agree with none

Handguns For
of it. Regardless, we want to know where
you stand: Drop an email to GunDiges-
tOnline@GunDigest.com.

Are they the best choice?

„ RICHARD MANN

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xperts always seem to

E
Because handguns can
have a “best” solution, be securely stored in
and it’s often something compact safes, they can
that has their name on be kept in almost any
it. I’m not an expert on location — with a light —
without fear of unauthor-
firearms or home defense. ized access.
The thing I’m most qualified to be an
expert on is myself, and sometimes I
think someone else might do a better
job at being me than I can. I do have
some experience with the guns and
bad guys, but more importantly, in
my world, logic is the driving force. I
think there are logical choices when
it comes to home defense, but I don’t
think there is a best choice.
Statistics generally say what those
who compile them want them to say.
And, statistics tell us you have some-
where between a 1-in-5 and a 1-in-
320 chance of being the victim of a
home invasion. If I felt the chances
were anywhere near 20 percent, I’d be
building a wall before I worried about
which gun was best. The reality is, the
chances of being a home invasion vic-
tim are largely dependent on where I tend to look at home defense more in early warning devices, cameras,
your home is. South side of Chicago pragmatically, and consider a gun — protection dogs or door quality and
— you need a wall, a gun, a dog and any gun — the last line of that defense. dead bolts. So, let’s focus on the three
maybe a private security force. Rural Of course, this is a gun magazine, and essential gun options you have. First,
West Virginia — a poodle that barks you’re probably not all that interested there’s the carbine: a compact rifle
and a baseball bat might get
the job done.
When tacticians
and gun guys get
involved in picking
“best” options, they
most often make those
picks from their arena
of — for lack of a bet-
ter word — expertise.
Here’s the deal: Just
because some former
operator or competi-
tive shooter says a
certain gun is the
best option, does
not make it so. This
is partly because
everyone’s situ-
ation is differ-
ent, and partly
because everyone
is different. Everyone
who’s ever worn a gun
for a living has his or her own favor-
ite thing…that thing does not have Here is a great home defense kit: a compact
handgun, reliable ammo and a flashlight.
to be your thing.

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The handgun is the best The Shotgun
initial line of defense Scatterguns come in all sorts of con-
because of its compact- figurations and in one form or the
ness and portability.
other are probably the most universal
home defense weapons. This is partly
because the versatility of the shotgun
has made it common for generalized
hunting and sport use; everyone has
one. It’s also partly because some-
where, sometime, someone — whom
everyone thought was an expert —
said it was the best gun for home de-
fense. At in-home distances, shotguns
are extraordinarily lethal, regardless
of shot size. Those who claim other-
wise have not seen a man with a chest
full of #7 shot fired from a 12 gauge
at 10 feet.
But, the shotgun has the same —
inside the home, there’s not a lot and even more — flaws than the car-
of difference. Outside the home —
in rural areas — those chambered for
rifle cartridges have an edge because
they have more reach. From a lethal-
ity standpoint, either type is more
suitable for use in confined spaces. powerful than a handgun. And, both
Then there’s the shotgun: a powerful are generally easier to shoot with pre-
two-hand gun that everyone thinks cision.
criminals fear worse than Dirty Harry. The down side of the carbine is
And finally, there’s the handgun, light that it is a two-hand weapon. You
on power but high on portability. need two hands to operate it, and
you need two-hands to hold on to it
The Carbine — keep it away from someone else.
Carbines come in essentially two Carbines are also harder to store se-
forms: those chambered for rifle car- curely, with easy access. If you have
tridges — generally the .223 Reming- kids in the home, some sort of large
ton or 7.62x39 — and those cham- gun safe is the only real option. And,
bered for pistol cartridges. For use if part of your defensive plan is hid-
ing in the closest, you’ll need a really
short carbine — or a really big closet
— to make that viable.

A unique aspect of the shotgun is the


pattern it throws. In reality, this is a
lethality issue and not one of making
targets easier to hit.

Tactical teams and military opera-


tives most often rely on a carbine as a
primary weapon. However, their mission
is much different than that of someone
protecting their home.

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Because of their
mass sporting ap-
plication, shotguns
are very popular and
often relied on for
home defense — not
because they’re the
best — but because
they are what people
have.

bine. It too is a two-hand gun, but a defensive tool they can always have Handguns are also easy to store
it’s also a gun no one really likes to with them, and one that will allow securely and safely in compact gun
shoot. I was a police firearms instruc- them to defend themselves while do- vaults, which can be placed conve-
tor for almost 13 years. When it came ing other things. niently throughout the home. This,
time to qualify with the shotgun, the
task was dreaded by almost everyone.
And too, as easy as some claim it is
to hit with a shotgun, most cops shot
their pistols with better effect on tar-
get, mostly because they liked shoot- Handguns allow you
ing them better. to do other things
while maintaining
optimum readiness.
The Handgun
You’ll find more variety with hand-
guns than anything else. They start
small with the ultra compact pee-
shooters, and extend to hand can-
nons, that — like with carbines and
shotguns — require two hands to op-
erate or even carry around. Just as var-
ied is their lethality and, maybe more
importantly, their reliability.
But the handgun, as its name im-
plies, can be effectively wielded with
one hand. This is a very good thing in
any sort of defensive situation because
it leaves the other hand free to do real-
ly important stuff like, call 911, direct
loved ones to safe places, motion, use
hand gestures, open doors and, very
critically, operate a flash light. Try do-
ing all of that with a two-hand gun
while holding it on a bad guy or, at
worst case, shooting at them. There’s
a reason the primary defensive arm of
the law enforcement officer is a hand-
gun and not a carbine or shotgun. It is

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Stealthy negotia-
tion of a dwelling is
much easier with
a handgun than a
long gun. And, it
leaves one hand
free for other tasks,
without sacrific-
ing your ability to
defend yourself.

and the fact that you can wear a Best Varies span of 16 years, we’ve had four in-
handgun on you hip — all of the time Of course the reality is that what vaders. There was an aggressive feral
if you like — makes them infinitely might be ideal for you, might actu- dog and two rabid foxes. That little
more convenient than a carbine or ally be a bad idea for someone else. Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 can be
shotgun. In other words, a handgun is Location matters. I live in rural West effectively operated by everyone in
easier to keep close or with you than Virginia where crime is low. My my home — including my 10- and
any other type firearm. primary home defense firearm is a 13-year-old daughters — and can
handgun, but my home’s primary effectively deal with threats of that
defense weapon is a carbine. Sur- nature.
prisingly, one chambered
for the .22 Long Ri-
fle. Why? Over the

A lightweight .22
rifle like this S&W
M&P15-22 can be
an ideal supplement
to a handgun in
rural areas because
it can handle many
four-legged fears and
be wielded by almost
anyone.

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However, because of the fourth in- .35 Whelen close. But guess what, But, on the street or in the home,
vader, there’s also a lever-action car- he carries a handgun with him just I think the handgun is the ideal
bine in my closet for the black bear about all the time. first line of defense. Those among
that once or twice each spring seems I think having a shotgun and/or a us who are wise will have one with
to think what’s mine is his. But carbine for home defense is a great them or within reach at all times be-
here’s the thing; those are all spe- idea. But, I also think that, when cause they know it will allow them
cific threat weapons. I usually have it comes to the home defense plan, to maintain protection while deal-
a handgun on me at all times, and both should be kept as a backup to ing with a mess. They’ll also never
in safes at each end of the house are the handgun. In other words, you be more than five or six shots away
others. All loaded and stored with a might run up against a situation from a reload or a long gun of some
flashlight. My wife, my son and I — where the handgun is not sufficient. sort. GDTM
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to, “What the hell was that!”
The truth is there is no best an-
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The

STORY
„ JON R. SUNDRA
The history
behind today’s
common laminate
wood stock.

or those of you who might Unfortunately, RPC burned to retail sources at the time.

F be either too young or too


new to the world of fire-
arms, the colorful wood
laminated stocks you see
in the catalogs of literally
every rifle manufacturer are a fairly
recent development. Prior to 1987,
there was not a single wood laminat-
ed stock being offered by an American
the ground in late August of
2014, but that doesn’t change
the story.

Humble Beginnings
It was at the 1987 SHOT Show that
Winchester, Ruger and Savage all ex-
hibited for the first time examples
of their flagship bolt-action rifles
It didn’t take me long to realize
after dealing with a couple of tra-
ditional walnut stocks that warped
enough between the dry winter and
humid summer conditions of Penn-
sylvania, which had them constantly
changing zero, that there had to be a
better, more stable stock medium. At
that time, what few synthetic stocks
production rifle manufacturer. Today wearing laminated stocks machined that existed were crude at best, in
there’s not one that doesn’t offer sev- from blanks furnished by RPC. It cre- their infancy technology-wise, and
eral among its various sporter and ated quite a stir! My appreciation for pretty much used only by the ben-
varmint/target models. Seldom can a laminates, however, goes back to the chrest crowd.
trend that has become so broad and early 1960s; by then, I was stocking Back then the most appealing stock
pervasive be traced to a single compa- my own rifles using the shaped and to my eyes was the Regent by Fajen.
ny, but in this case it can: the Rutland semi-inletted stocks as offered by It was a racy-looking thing with a
Plywood Corp. of Rutland, Vermont, Reinhart Fajen, E. C. Bishop & Sons, high, straight comb line that was
and its owner and CEO, Jack Barrett. and Herters, which were the largest actually slightly higher at the heel

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of the butt than it was at the point To make a long story short, after
of the comb. What made this stock seeing several of my articles, Jack got
look so streamlined was that the up- in touch with me and invited me to
per left quadrant of the pistol grip visit his plant; that was in 1986 when
was not rounded off. In other words, they had just finished more than two
in silhouette, the top line across the years developing the special epoxies
grip area was almost a straight line and production processes to make an
from the receiver tang to the point absolutely stable, warp-free gunstock
of the comb (Here is where a picture that would never de-laminate. More-
is worth a thousand words). over, it was comprised of the thin-
Anyway, the Fajen people offered nest possible layers of white birch
the Regent in an all-walnut laminate — veneers actually, each only 1/16”
of 5⁄16-inch laminations, which they thick. The result was a blank consist-
turned from blanks purchases from a ing of 30 to 36 individual layers of
furniture manufacturer. That meant wood, depending on the stock style
there were only six layers of wood to be turned from it. Couple that
in a typical stock, so the multi-layer with the ability to dye the veneers
look we see in today’s laminates was any color and assemble them in any
very subdued. combination, and you’ve got what
we’ve all come to take for granted
The Birth Of The RPC Laminate as the wood laminated stock.
By the time I became a full-time gun
writer in 1970, I owned three rifles How The Magic Happens The author embraced laminates long be-
stocked in Regent laminates and The actual process to arrive at a fore they became fashionable. This 1967
wrote about why I liked them on a blank ready for shipment to firearm photo shows a young Sundra with two
regular basis — a fact that did not go and stock manufacturers is a fasci- of his rifles, both of which he stocked
unnoticed by Jack Barrett. Jack was a nating one. Logs are first debarked himself using wood laminates. The stock
on the right consisted of 5⁄16-inch
gun enthusiast and hunter who, in and cut to length — about 40 inches. all-walnut laminations; on the left is
the mid-1980s, had begun develop- These log sections are then placed in a 1
⁄8-inch walnut/maple combo.
ing a birch laminate specifically for huge steam room for a couple of days
rifle stock applications. At that time, where they soften and become easier never perfect cylinders at the start, so
RPC had been in business for more to machine. the first few revolutions against the
than 30 years and was one of the Next comes the turning process inward-moving blade come off as ir-
largest manufacturers of specialty that actually produces the veneers. regular sheets.
wood laminates and plywood for in- The logs are placed on a lathe where Once the log is trued up, however,
dustrial use, so the technology and they are spun at high speed against one continuous veneer comes peel-
wherewithal were already there. a huge blade. The logs, of course, are ing off at about 15 mph. The spin-

A few examples of the almost limitless


color combinations possible. Some ex-
amples have as many as five colors.

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The author built this rig using a Ruger 10/22 action, an E.R. Shaw spiral-fluted
barrel and a Boyds stock. The receiver was colored using an oven-baked spray-on
enamel, and the matching scope came out of Leupold’s Custom Shop.

ning log is reduced to the diameter beneath an optical comparator that Once the veneers, which at this
of a broom handle in less than a triggers a vertical blade, which cuts point are virtually wet to the touch,
minute. As the sheet comes peeling out any section having knots, voids are cut to size — about 12x35 inch-
off on a large conveyor belt, it passes or other imperfections. es — they go into a huge conveyor
oven. Because the sheets are so thin,
by the time the veneers come out the
other side, their moisture content
has been reduced to just 4 to 5 per-
cent, which is lower than a homoge-
neous stock can be dried.
The processes described thus far af-
ford two more advantages over a sin-
gle piece of wood. Because the 30-plus
veneers that go into each stock are
blemish free, that ensures that as the
blank is machined into a gunstock, no
knots, voids or other flaws will be re-
vealed. With one-piece walnut stocks,
the rejection rate for such “surprises”
can be as high as 8 to 10 percent.
The next step is the coloring pro-
cess, which is done by putting stacks
of veneers in a huge autoclave where
color dye is introduced and the atmo-
sphere is reduced to a vacuum that en-
ables the dye to fully penetrate each
sheet. After coloring, all that remains
is for the veneers to be run through
Remington’s Model 673 Guide Rifle was unlike other
laminates in that it consisted of five, 5⁄16-inch layers to
rollers, which deposit a proprietary
emulate the original Model 600 Carbine of the mid-1960s. epoxy to each side, then stacked by
hand in the desired color combina-

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tion. From there they are placed in a
gigantic, multi-layer hydraulic press Seen here is the
with heated platens that accommo- pressurized auto-
date 20 blanks at a time. The stacks clave where the
veneers are dyed to
are compressed under 20 tons of pres-
the desired color, in
sure, while the heated platens speed this case, black.
the curing of the epoxy.

The Laminate Advantage


As touched upon earlier,
laminated stocks are not
only highly distinctive
and colorful, but are far
stronger and more stable
than one-piece stocks.
You can, for example,
take a wood chisel, ori-
ent it parallel with the
layering of the veneers,
and whack it all you
want with a hammer; the
stock will not split along
a seam. I’ve also seen a lami- ter which there was no measurable wood. Not only is it much stronger
nated stock that was turned swelling or warping. and stable, it has a tactile warmth
and treated by Boyds with its Bottom line: A laminate is just flat- about it that no synthetic can match.
standard stock finish, submerged out better at being a gunstock than It feels like wood because it is wood.
in a swimming pool for 5 days, af- the traditional one-piece chunk of Me, I like them as much as ever. GDTM

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The O t her
All -American
DOUBLE
They might not be as well-known as some European
manufacturers, but there were a number of great
American double-barrel shotgun makers in the late
19th and early 20th century. These guns remain highly
collectible, and many are also ine shooters.
„ DICK JONES

Shown here are two original-condition lowest-grade 20 gauges. The upper is a Parker Trojan with its distinctive recessed
and rounded hinge pin. The lower is a Fox Sterlingworth. The Fox action is simpler and much more compact. Parker came
in multiple frame sizes, but Fox had only three.

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eyond the fact that old Double Gun Considerations and bulges by a competent gunsmith

B double shotguns are the


only handmade shot-
guns you can buy for
less than $5,000, there
are other rewards to
owning old shotguns: Most vintage
American double guns were so well
made they’ve survived for close to
a hundred years without requiring
Early guns often had Damascus barrels,
and most who plan to use their doubles
extensively avoid them. Damascus bar-
rels can be used with low-pressure loads
but should be checked for pits, dents
before use. In fact, it’s a good idea to
get any gun from this era checked out
before shooting it. In quality guns, I
don’t worry about Damascus. At the
time most of these guns were made,

a repair. Knowing the gun you’re


shooting has more history than you
do also helps enrich the experience.
While it’s rewarding to own such a
gun, there are things to be consid-
ered before buying one.

The Golden Age


During the golden years of American
double guns, there were several pri-
mary companies making guns. All
originated in New York State except
Parker, in Connecticut, and early Foxes
originating in Philadelphia, but later
made in New York. The Golden age of
American shotguns lasted only about
40 years, from about 1890 until the
Great Depression. Guns were made af-
ter that time, but most collectors agree
that quality began to decline after the
depression. The only quality American
double introduced after the Great De-
pression was the Model 21 Winchester,
showing up in the ’30s. While it was
a fine gun and equal in quality to the
others, the Model 21 really doesn’t fit
with these older guns because of the
time frame and because it was a lot
more expensive.
All the companies during this pe-
riod offered guns at different price
levels with different levels of adorn-
ment and options. Generally, graded
guns were a custom-order arrange-
ment with the buyer specifying barrel
length, choke and stock configuration,
and almost any other option desired.
The top grades represented the high-
est levels of the gun maker’s art and ri-
valed the finest English shotguns. The
lowest grades were affordable to the
average working man, though still a
considerable investment for the time.
All these makers had a field grade lev-
el of gun that came in a basic stock
configuration with little adornment Totally functional while being remarkably beautiful, a fully restored G-grade Lefever and a
1910 Fox Sterlingworth pin gun. Called a pin gun because the earliest Sterlingworths used
and different barrel lengths, as well as the same recessed and rounded hinge pins that made Parker guns so identifiable. Only a
gauge and choke choices. few thousand of the early Sterlingworths had this feature.

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makes them a bit less safe than mod-
ern guns, so special care should be
taken to keep them pointed in a safe
direction when they’re closed. On
upland birds, I generally hunt with
the gun open and only close it when
the dog has pointed. Most of these
guns had double triggers. Single trig-
gers were available on most models,
but the mechanisms were quite com-
plicated, prone to trouble and expen-
sive to repair. Ejectors are an option
that adds value, and most systems
were reliable, but problems with ejec-
tors can be expensive to rectify.
The American classic shotguns
were available both as boxlocks and
sidelocks. Boxlocks tend to be stron-
ger and simpler, and most agree side-
locks have a more graceful appear-
What makes these guns so interesting is the amazing level of detail, even on lower-grade mod- ance. Though sidelocks are currently
els. This G-grade Lefever has intricate hand-cut engraving bordering the fences and top lever. much more expensive to make, they
The beautiful case coloring was part of the hardening process and wasn’t just cosmetic. were competitively priced during the
classic double gun period because all
high-quality Damascus barrels cost metal. Shooting heavy loads in these guns were basically handmade any-
more than fluid steel barrels. older guns isn’t a good idea, even way. Today, quality 12-gauge field
Guns built in this era had chambers for the ones with fluid steel barrels grade guns from all the American
shorter than 2¾ inches. In spite of or longer chambers. Metallurgy at makers during this era can be found
this, most aficionados of old doubles the turn of the century wasn’t what and purchased for less than $1,000.
agree they have no trouble digesting it is today, and 100-year-old wood Smaller gauges progressively cost
modern ammunition as long as you shouldn’t be subjected to the stresses more, with 20-gauge guns generally
stay away from high-pressure loads. of heavy recoil. bringing at least twice the price of a
RST makes 2½-inch shells in case you While these guns work well in the 12 gauge. Sixteen-gauge guns gener-
worry about chamber length, as well field, it should be remembered these ally fall somewhere in between. Guns
as lower-pressure shells for those who older designs didn’t have inertial fir- chambered for .410 and 28 gauge
worry about 100-year-old wood and ing pins or intercepting sears. This bring a premium.

While neither a true sidelock nor boxlock, the


Syracuse Lefevers were among the most innovative
and possibly the most well designed of the classic
American doubles. This refurbished G-grade features
moderate engraving and utilizes the ball and screw
hinge instead of a hinge pin.

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

parts and coil springs. pinnacle of American shotguns. They


The receiver was also use a unique and innovative hinge
much smaller, with a system that’s never been replicated,
Fox 12-gauge frame and I believe it was a superior design
smaller than the to anything made since. Instead of a
frame of a 20-gauge pin on a half circle, the Lefever hinged
Parker. Fox guns were on a ball and socket and the ball could
direct competitors, be adjusted for wear. Extremely well
and a Parker sold for made and graceful in design, they’re
about the same price currently appreciating in price faster
when new. Fox guns than any other maker. The AA grade
were available in only was highest, with the G-grade lowest
three frame sizes, but and a field grade designated the DS for
there were four dif- Durston Special.
ferent barrel weights.
The 12-gauge guns L.C. Smith Guns
came in two frame
sizes, the larger in- L. C. Smith shotguns were true
tended specifically sidelocks. L. C. Smiths are graceful,
for waterfowling. slender and pleasing to the eye, but
The same frame was the sidelock design compromised the
used for both 16- and strength of the stock, and many of
20-gauge guns. Fox them have cracked or repaired stocks.
grades begin with A They were available in eight grades
-grade and end with and in gauges from 10 to .410. While
F-grade. The field other makers designated their grades
grade was designated using letters, L. C. Smith guns used
as the Sterlingworth. names from Field to Deluxe, with
only 30 Deluxe guns being built. In
higher grades, the side plates allowed
Parker Guns Lefever Guns more room for engraving, and they
Parkers bring the most money of Neither a sidelock nor a boxlock, have a strong following.
the American classics and are often another truly fine American shotgun
considered the best of the American was the Syracuse Lefever. The Syracuse Ithaca Gun Company Guns
classics. Internally, they were more Lefever is not to be confused with the
complicated than some other brands, Lefever Nitro, a cheaper version of an Similar to the L. C. Smith in value
but they were so well made they rare- Ithaca made after Ithaca bought out and quality was the Ithaca. There were
ly have mechanical problems. Parkers Lefever. The original Lefevers were more different designs of Ithaca guns
come in several different frame sizes both well made and innovative of than any other American classic, in-
for different purposes, allowing for design, and many consider them the cluding both hammer and hammerless
light and handy 12-gauge bird guns
and substantial 12 gauges for water-
fowl hunting. Parker offered more Collectors Arms Dealers Association
choices of grade and frame size with
twelve frame sizes and ten grades, A1
being the highest and “V” being the
lowest grade, with a field-grade gun
called a Trojan.

A.H. Fox Guns


Foxes are probably next in the
lineup, and I believe they were a bet-
ter design, though I’m sure this will
raise the ire of Parker owners. The Fox
design was simple with less moving

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models. The most recent design was
the NID or New Ithaca Double. Earlier
versions are not as strong as those of
HOW TO BUY the other manufacturers, and, while
they can still be used, they shouldn’t
The best place to shop for a classic shotgun is online. Always search the be used with modern high-pressure
most recent listings first. If searching auctions, look at the number of bids. ammunition on a regular basis.
There’s some risk since you can’t actually see the gun in most cases, but
most sellers have reasonable return policies, and you can see more guns in Baker Guns
one evening than you could by attending 20 gun shows.
The main thing is to ask the right questions. I composed this list when I Less known than the other brands,
first became interested in doubles. I’ve added to it a couple of times. There the Baker isn’t as well thought of as
is also an explanation of a few of the questions. Hope it helps. the other makers, but they were fine
guns. Bakers were also sidelock guns,
Vintage Shotgun Questions: and they sold for a little less than the
1. Are there cracks or chips in the wood? other brands, but they were very well
2. Is there evidence of repair to the wood? finished both inside and out.
3. Is the level of the wood lower than that of the
metal (proud metal)? Parting Shots
4. Is the checkering clean and in good shape? Owning old guns like these admit-
5. Has the checkering been finished over? tedly isn’t for everyone. They aren’t as
6. Does the gun’s metal appear refinished? versatile as modern guns, they don’t
7. What’s the length of pull to the front trigger? have the same safety features, and
(Length of pull should be about 14 inches to the they’re limited in ammunition op-
front trigger) tions. They are truly handmade guns,
8. Is the forearm loose? though, and if you do your homework
9. What’s the percentage of case color? before buying, they are almost certain
10. Is the engraving sharp? to escalate in value over time. There’s
11. What’s the percentage of bluing? also an element of pride in their own-
12. Is the lettering on the blued surfaces sharp? (Poor ership. Every time I take one of my old
refinishing often affects engraving and lettering.) doubles afield, someone comments
13. Are the screws damaged? (Screws on these guns on how beautiful it is. The history of
were timed, and slots should all orient from front these guns captures the imagination.
to rear.) My favorite gun is a 1917 Fox Ster-
14. Is the lever right of center? (Lever right of center lingworth in 16-gauge. It has a slim and
indicates excessive wear.) delicate grip, balances like something
15. Is there movement between the barrel and receiver alive, and weighs just 6 pounds. I’ve
with the gun closed and the forearm removed? hunted with it all over the country and
16. Is there sideways movement between the barrel have taken everything from pheasants
and receiver with the gun open? and ducks to bobwhite and Gambel’s
17. Does the gun operate properly? quail. It’s been restocked with beautiful
18. Are the trigger pulls light and crisp? figured American walnut and functions
19. Do numbers match? just like it did 100 years ago when it left
20. What’s the length of the barrels? the factory in Philadelphia.
21. What are the chokes? Even the field grades of these won-
22. Is there any pitting in the barrels? derful old guns were made with real
23. Are there any dents or bulges? hand craftsmanship, at the hands of
24. Is there any metal pitting externally? men who truly cared about what they
25. Has the gun been personalized with numbers, produced. They can be used as they
initials, etc.? are, with the patina of their long years
of service, or restored to look like they
By asking these questions, you can eliminate 95 percent of the surprises just came from the factory. Either way,
that inhibit most folks from buying on the net or making a bad purchase. If they’re firearms that are a joy to own
you’re buying in person or on the web, use these questions as a checklist to and be proud of. I often wonder who
make sure you check everything. will be the next owners of my favor-
ite little Sterlingworth after I’m gone.
I hope they enjoy this fine old gun as
much as I have. GDTM

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Remington’s Custom Shop M7 Scout isn’t perfect, but it’s
a top contender for the ‘one gun that does it all’ shooter.
„ RICHARD MANN
he origin of the Reming- gained over half a century, and, it’s cial to him — so special he wanted

T ton Custom Shop M7


Scout goes back to the
late 1800s, when a young
man from Minnesota em-
barked on a career as an
adventurer in Arizona and later in Af-
rica. It’s directly tied to a former Ma-
rine who founded the world’s most
famous firearms academy. It’s the cul-
unquestionably linked to a man who
dug his living out of the Allegheny
Mountains.
When I was a lad, my grandfather
took me to visit a dying farmer. In the
corner of the bedroom where he lay
wasting away from cancer stood an
old Savage 99. The old man had used
that rifle for deer, bear and to fight
it near him when he passed over to
new plowed ground. All my life I’ve
wanted a rifle that special.
Real riflemen have a deep-rooted de-
sire for one rifle they can count on — for
everything. But, in our modern world,
specialization is the trend: We want a
varmint rifle, big game rifle, home de-
fense carbine and a rifle for when things
mination of the rifle knowledge I’ve off chicken-stealing foxes. It was spe- go to hell in a hand basket. As much as

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Inspired by Jeff Cooper, a dy-
ing farmer and a half-century
of rifle shooting, the M7 Scout
might not be the best rifle
ever built, but it’s damn close.
The M7 Scout, complete with Burris
2-7x scout scope, Galco RilfeMann
sling and Spartan Javelin bipod.

we would like
a simple, one-rifle
answer, no one really
wants to own only one rifle.
Jeff Cooper, a former Marine,
Gunsite Academy founder, and the
most influential firearms trainer of
our time, envisioned a concept car-
bine he called the “scout rifle.” Mold-
ed to support adventurous exploits
like those of Frederick Russell Burn-
ham during the turn of the 19th cen-
tury, Cooper intended the scout rifle
to be a rifle fully capable of any rifle-
related chore. Cooper, Burnham, my
experiences and that farmer’s Savage
99 are responsible for Remington’s
Custom Shop M7 Scout.

Beginning The Build


It all started when I asked Carlos Mar-
tinez — the man in charge — if Rem- There is a certain level of
comfort and trust when you’ve
ington’s Custom Shop could build me trained with a rifle built with
a Scout Rifle. I gave Martinez a list of guidance from someone like
specifications, founded on Cooper’s Jeff Cooper and your own
scout rifle concept, but tempered the experience.
details with personal preference. Es-
sentially, I wanted one rifle ideally suit-
ed to: hunting deer in West Virginia,
chasing aoudad in west Texas, stalking
kudu on the green hills of Africa or for
providing personal protection during
some cataclysmic event.
Martinez is not just some suit
at Remington; he’s a competitive

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Left: After a stalk approaching 2 miles, the M7 Scout was used to take this free-range kudu. Carry a rifle for a long time — over rough
terrain — and you’ll appreciate its reduced weight. Middle: Running warthogs were no match for the M7 scout in Africa. Right: Not all
shots while big game hunting are at distance. After a two-hour stalk, this oryx was taken at 50 yards. A versatile rifle should handle that as
equally well as it does 300-yard-plus shots.

shooter who has hunted across a custom-tapered recoil lug was pre- to the blueprinted action. The muzzle
North America and the Dark Con- cisely fitted. The rear tang screw was was threaded, a seamless protective
tinent. Beyond those essential user- opened to 4x28, and a Timney trigger cap was machined, and then the bar-
based skills needed to oversee the was installed. Then, a premium, No. reled action was meticulously bedded
crafting of exquisite and pragmatic 3 contour, fluted, air-gauged barrel to a Manners EH-8 composite stock,
guns, Martinez is sort of the “fixit” with a 1:10 twist from Douglas Bar- using Marine-Tex and ½-inch alumi-
man at Remington. When Reming- rels out of West Virginia was matted num pillars. A plated magazine box,
ton decided it wanted to build a
1911, it went to Martinez. After San-
dy hook, Martinez pulled Bushmas-
ter from the fog. And now, Martinez
has turned Remington’s Custom
Shop into the premier source for
high grade, utterly dependable and
The M7 Scout rest-
personalized Remington, Marlin and
ing on the 22-ounce
Dakota firearms. Kapita tripod, which
The project started with a fac- also works with the
tory Model Seven action, to which Javelin magnetic
mount. (Rifle is
shown with a 2.75x
Burris scout scope.)

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polished follower and aluminum hinged floor plate were
fitted as well.
The stock was painted to replicate the First Lite Fusion M7 SCOUT
camo pattern, and four flush-cup sling attachment points
were installed to allow for maximum utility when a shoot- BARREL: Fluted, 19-in., Douglas, 1:10 RH
ing/carry sling is employed. Additionally, a magnetic re- twist, with 6 grooves
ceiver for the excellent Spartan 6-ounce Javelin bipod and ACTION: Bolt-action, right hand
22-ounce Kapita tripod was recessed into the fore-end. The
stock was then finished off with a thin Pachmayr butt-pad STOCK: Manners Elite EH-8
at the specified length of pull.
FINISH: Matte blue
As a backup, should a tragedy befall the optical sight, an
XS Sights ghost ring rear and white-striped front sight were LENGTH: 38.5 in.
installed. Then, a 12-slot Picatinny rail, perfectly machined
to match the contour of the barrel, for the mounting a WEIGHT: 6 lbs., 2 oz.
scout scope or red dot sight was hand sculpted. LENGTH OF PULL: 13.5 in.
The custom touches are much deeper than what initially
meets the eye. For the best reliability, an M16 extractor was TRIGGER: Timney (2.2 lbs.)
fitted to the M7’s spirally fluted bolt and dual, spring-load-
CAPACITY: Internal box/hinged floor plate
ed ejectors were added. The triple taper-pinned bolt handle 4+1
was timed for primary extraction and, finally, a PTG Speed
Lock aluminum firing pin was fitted to reduce lock time SIGHTS: Scout scope rail, XS sights
and ensure primer ignition.
ACCESSORIES: Four, push-button sling sockets,
The rifle’s dedicated optic is a Burris 2-7x scout scope Javelin bipod receptacle
mounted in Weaver Grand Slam rings. With that sight, the
first three-shot group using Hornady’s Precision Hunter MSRP: $3,495
.308 Winchester load formed a cluster you could cover with
MANUFACTURER: Remington Custom Shop;
a nickel. This surprising level of precision is from a rifle Remington.com/custom-shop
weighing only 6 pounds, 2 ounces.

A Near-Perfect Scout
In preparation for a month-long safari, I shot the rifle al- of an unmatched class like the new Swarovski 1-8x Z8i. After
most every day. The more I shot it, the more I liked it. This the great success with the rifle in Africa, I removed the scout
was partly because of the pure joy found in something that scope and rear sight, and I mounted a Z8i with a Talley one-
operates with the smoothness of butter on the butt of a piece base and rings. The rifle and I then spent a week in
supermodel, and the strength of a vault door. It was also Texas hunting free-range aoudad and scimitar-horned oryx.
because I shot the rifle so well. The M7 Scout and I have developed a relationship of
Instinctive is not a term that should really be associated trust. This has come from many days afield, hours on the
with shooting, because shooting is not instinctive for hu- range snap-shooting, working from field shooting posi-
mans. However, there’s hardly a better word to describe tions and shooting with the Javelin bipod out to 500 yards
shooting a rifle that seems to find your shoulder, a sight while making groups some riflemen would sell their soul
that seems to find the target, all while a seemingly subcon- for. To say I’m in love with the rifle would not be accurate.
sciously message is sent to your trigger finger. That emotion should be reserved for living creatures. To say
As infatuated with scout-style rifles as I am, I also appreci- that if I know the shot must matter, this is the rifle I would
ate traditionally mounted optics, particularly when they’re grab is more appropriate.

THE SCOUT RIFLE STUDY


Four years — and arguably a lifetime — in the making, The Scout examines its practicality and looks at various attempts to achieve
Rifle Study is the definitive study of the enigma known as the scout Scout Rifle nirvana, while exploring the feasibility of the scout rifle
rifle or ideal general-purpose rifle. This 8.5x11-inch book contains in the modern world. Whether you’re already a scout rifle enthusi-
224 pages, 170 color images and more than 100 references to Jeff ast or if you’re considering a scout rifle for the first time, The Scout
Cooper’s writings. Rifle Study is the ultimate guide to what some believe is the only
The scout rifle, as conceived by Jeff Cooper, is one of the most mis- rifle you will ever need.
understood firearms of all time. The Scout Rifle Study examines the Autographed copies are available for $45, direct from the author at
factors that influenced Cooper’s conceptual general purpose rifle, ScoutRifleStudy.com.

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SHOOTING RESULTS: they have found one better and make
a swap.”
LOAD VEL SD ENG ACC The Remington M7 Scout does not
Remington 150-grain conform to every element of Cooper’s
2,722 31 2,467 1.36 concept scout rifle, and I’m not pre-
Core-Lokt SP
sumptuous enough to claim it the
Hornady 168-grain A-MAX 2,535 21 2,396 0.93 best personal rifle in the world. How-
ever, it’s damn close; everyone who’s
Remington 168-grain handled and fired it desperately wants
2,575 10 2,473 0.77 it. In fact, in less than a year, Reming-
HTP Copper
ton’s Custom Shop has sold nearly 2
Barnes 175-grain Precision dozen variations of it, even at its rela-
2,491 21 2,410 1.40 tively steep price.
Match HPBT
That is, after all, the beauty of Rem-
Hornady 178-grain Precision ington’s Custom Shop — you can
2,531 17 2,531 0.76 tweak the M7 Scout to best suit your
Hunter ELD-X
notion of the perfect rifle.
The search for rifle perfection
NOTES: Reported average muzzle velocity (VEL), standard velocity deviaƟon (SD),
should never end: It is — like with a
and muzzle energy (ENG), were established by Įring 10 shots over a Caldwell G2
woman — most likely unachievable.
chronograph, posiƟoned 10 feet from the muzzle. Reported accuracy/precision is
That does not mean we should not
the result of Įve, three-shot groups, Įred from a sandbag rest, at 100 yards, with
make the attempt. The Remington
a 7x Burris riŇescope. Temperature: 71 degrees / Humidity: 68% / Pressure: 30.00 /
Custom Shop M7 Scout is not per-
ElevaƟon: 2,200 feet.
fect, but it’s definitely something spe-
cial, and it’s a horse I’m prepared to
Parting Shots finding the perfect woman, they will ride until something better is found.
In my book, The Scout Rifle Study, I compromise one elemental feature for Someday — hopefully many days
wrote, “… the Scout Rifle, as Cooper another until they find the one wom- from now — when I can no longer
conceived it, is very much like the an they think they can live with for climb the mountain, you just might
perfect woman; she does not exist but the rest of their life. Just like men with find it leaning in the corner of my
men will forever search for her. Not rifles, many will at some point think bedroom. GDTM

Many will argue a carbine-sized


rifle is not suited to shooting
at distance. The M7 Scout will
perform like a precision rifle at
500 yards, which is farther than
most will ever need to shoot.

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While classic 1873 Colt
Single-Action Army revolvers
are cost prohibitive, there
are a number of modern-day
replicas that look great, shoot
well and are priced affordably.
„ NICK SISLE Y

he LOOK! Maybe thatt’ss these were the guns that set the uni-

This Cimarron is nickel


T one of the many factorss
that make the 1873 Co
Single Action Army (SAA
so enduring. Hardly a gu
nut anywhere doesn
know the LOOK. Such guns can be
picked out under the glass at locall
gun shops — with only the sligh
oltt
A)
un
nt
n
n’t
be

ht--
est glance. The reason for this articclee
verse in motion to produce one of the
most iconic revolvers ever. The Colt
Walker model might be the handgun
that started the LOOK. At the time
of its introduction in 1847, the Colt
Walker was the most powerful hand-
gun ever. Each of its six chambers
fired a .454-caliber round ball ahead
of as much as 60 grains of black pow-
plated and engraved, and is that so many Peacemaker replicass der. Glance at any Colt Walker and
it features those popular have sprung up — made both in th hiss you will see a bit of the LOOK.
mock ivory grips.
country and abroad — and those old d- The Walker weighed all of 4.5 pounds,
time/new-time guns are selling well. so this one was not for quick draw
Obviously, we will be covering a lot of
of work. Not in 1847. In 1851, Colt came
them here in solid detail. out with the Navy model in .36-caliber.
Despite the Colt Single-Actio onn This one fired a lead round ball in the
Army being born in 1873, it pays tto .375- to .380-inch diameter range with
go back to earlier Colt models, fo orr a much-reduced black powder load

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The author’s standard Ruger Vaquero has a 7.5-inch barrel, a blued barrel and
receiver, and a case-colored frame. It’s chambered in .45 Colt.

pared to the Walker. Obviously, or early 1960s — you did or have


ght comp pared to the Walker was done very well financially. However,
si ificantly reduced. With lower it’s still possible to own a piece of
we ht and smaller size, the Colt this Colt history through the many
Na of 18511 was ideal for carrying SAA replicas that are available today.
in t holsteer, or even pocket car- Though the following isn’t meant to
The author’s own Cimarron Teddy
ing, though h the latter might be a encompass all the replicas available, Roosevelt Commemorative model
retc . The .36-caliber ball was still we’ll try to cover as many as possi- — nickeled, mock ivory grips and
able to go out the muzzle at about ble or as many as this writer knows deeply etch engraved all over.
000 t per second (fps). about — which is a good many.
The xt sttep toward the 1873 SAA
was the olt 1860 Army model
model. Look Ruger
er, the Navy and the Army In 1953, Ruger introduced its Single- off. Years later and they’re still going
mode d maybe you, too, can see Six model — in .22 rimfire — a small strong in popularity.
e emergence of the 1873 coming. version of the SAA, but which re- The Single Action Shooting Soci-
The 1860 Army’s receiver was the tained the LOOK. Two years later, Bill ety (SASS) was formed in 1987 — a
same size as the 1851 Navy. Due to a Ruger introduced his Blackhawk — sport of fun competition involving
design
different rebated cylinder design, again with the LOOK,
again, LOOK but with the shooting with old-time
old time guns — only
the “Army” was able to fire those addition of an adjustable rear sight. with firearms of the Old West’s earlier
.44-caliber round balls. No doubt due to the popular- times, and one of the rules was no
If you purchased a real Colt ity of TV Westerns, Black- open sights. Thus, in 1993, Bill Ru-
1873 SAA in the late 1950s and/ hawk sales took ger came out with his Vaquero model
— perhaps mainly to accommodate
those SASS members who didn’t own
or couldn’t find original Colt Single-
Action Army six-shooters at
a reasonable price.

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extremely acccurate. “Commemo-
rative” or nott, I’m going to keep
shooting this grreat-looking replica.
This is a good time to point out that
many of these reeplicas are built with
better, more mod dern steels than the
Predating the Ruger original Colts. Further, sophisticated
Vaqueros were the Ruger
CNC machines arre capable of extreme
Blackhawks, like these with
adjustable rear sights. close milling toleerances — compared
to
t the 1870s, even
through into the
mid 1970s.
Going back to
the Cimarron Teddy
gun
g … like the origi-
nal Colts, you can bring the hammer
been discontinued. There’s to half cock so the cylinder can be
also a Bisley Vaquero with spun for loading and unloading once
tighter reverse to the grip and the the loading gatee has been opened.
SASS model — a matched pair of .45 With the Vaquero — just open the
Colt revolvers with a 5.5-inch barrel loading gate — the cylinder can be
or a matched pair of .38/.357 4.62- spun (turned).
inch barrel revolvers — both in the Cimarron’s ba asic SAA model is
matched pair series with consecutive called the Modeel P (Pre-War 1896–
serial numbers. Many Cowboy Action 1940). These gun ns have case-colored
Shooters wear and use two SAA types receivers with bluued barrels and cylin-
when practicing or competing. Check ders. The compan ny’s best seller in the
photos of my .5-inch blued and 4.62- Model wears the 4.75-inch barrel,
inch stainless Vaqueros. but 5.5-inch and 7.5-inch barrels are
The first Vaquero had a 7.5-inch offered. Stocks are walnut with the Ci-
barrel, and I had the good sense to Cimarron marron medallion.
buy one. This one has a case-colored When I saw the Cimarron Teddy Stainless-steel seems appropriately
receiver, wood grips, blued steel bar- Roosevelt Commemorative online, I common for Cimarron customers as
rel, cylinder and trigger guard. Only had to have one. This is a SAA 1873 there’s a Stainless Frontier in .38/.357
offered in .45 Colt originally, this replica with 7.5-inch barrel, all metal with a 4.75-inch barrel, the same
long-barrel rendition was next of- parts nickel plated, mock ivory grips with a 5.5-inch barrel — as well as a
fered with a 5.5-inch barrel, later still and deeply etched engraving all over. 7.5-incher. Ditto for all these in .45
a 4.62-inch barrel. The Vaquero is still The “T.R.” initials are engraved on Colt. Suggested retail is listed at $740.
available today, though not with the the frame to the left of the hammer. This is for top steels and guns made to
7.5-inch barrel — only 5.5 and 4.62. Since this one is a “commemora- tight tolerances, as well as the LOOK.
However, stainless steel Vaquero ver- tive,” I shouldn’t have shot it — but I At less than $550 suggested retail,
sions are available. Recently, I bought couldn’t resist. The trigger is creep free in the Cimarron Value series is the El
a 4 62-inch
4.62 inch barrel Vaquero in and goes off at 3 pounds! When I got Malo, Big Iron and Pistolero
Pistolero. All
Al these
stainless. It’s one lovely gun to the range and started shoot- models are available in moree than
to look at, and one great gun to ing, I discovered this one barrel length, and in most cases
shoot. This one is still available one to be .38/.357 and .45 Colt. There’s also the
in .45 Colt and .38/.357. Calibers blued version of the stainless Frrontier.
.44/40 and a few others have A most interesting Cimarron n series
is the Hollywood line. Start with “The
Man with No Name” mod-

Shown here is a stainless-steel Vaquero


that wears a 4.62-inch barrel and is
chambered in .45 Colt.

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(Left) Cimarron Teddy
Roosevelt Commemorative
model — nickeled, mock ivory
grips and deeply etch engraved
all over. (Right) The “T.R.” ini-
tials are clearly seen engraved
on this Teddy Roosevelt Com-
memorative revolver.

el. This is a facsimile of the Colt. The Cimarron Wyatt


six-shooter Clint Eastwood Earp Buntline wears a 10-
carried in “A Fistful of Dol- inch barrel. On the grip is
lars” and “For a Few Dollars a silver panel with Earp’s
More.” A silver snake adorns name and more — anoth-
the right side of the grip. Select from er .45 Colt. The Rooster Shooter was Uberti
a 4.75- and 5.5-inch barrel — .45 Colt carried by John Wayne who played Also from Italy comes the SAA replicas
only. There’s also the Holy Smoker Rooster Cogburn in “True Grit” — a from Uberti. These days Uberti — at
model with a gold cross on the grip 4.75-inch barrel in .45 Colt with grips least the imports — are under the con-
— this one carried by Russel Crowe turned yellowish. These Cimarron trol of the company that owns Benelli,
in the movie “3:10 to Yuma.” Barrel SAA replicas are imported from Pietta Franchi, Stoeger and perhaps others.
is 4.75 inches, and chambered for .45 in Italy. My first Uberti is called the Cattleman.

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The Cattleman is right out of 1873 Single Action
Army history with a case-colored receiver, blued
barrel and cylinder with walnut grips — in .45
Colt. Mine wears a 5.5-inch barrel. Like the origi-
The Rooster Shooter from Ci- nals, open the loading gate, and bring the ham-
marron, the gun worn by John mer to half cock to turn the cylinder for loading
Wayne as Rooster Cogburn in
“True Grit.” and unloading. The trigger is excellent. It goes
off at 3 pounds on my Lyman Digital Trigger Pull
Scale. Mike Crevar has done superb triggers on
both my Vaqueros and other handguns.
The Cattleman does not have a safety transfer
bar, so load it with five cartridges, then let the
hammer down on the empty cylinder. Normal
procedure is load one, skip a cylinder, and then
The Holy Smoker Cimarron load the remaining four. Cock the hammer from
worn by Russel Crowe in half cock to the empty chamber. In Cowboy Ac-
“3:10 to Yuma.” tion Shooting competition, only five cartridges
can be loaded — and the hammer must rest on
an empty chamber. Recommendation: Load any
Single Action Army with five, whether the gun
has a safety transfer bar or not.
If you were ever wondering about the popular-
ity of SAA replicas, consider that Uberti offers 13
different Cattleman models, ranging from Char-
oal Blue, Nickel, Stainless, plus a Chisholm,
The Man with No Name from ody, Desperado, Matching Pair, Frisco, Old West,
Cimarron, worn by Clint East- ombre, Callahan, Callahan Target (with adjust-
wood in more than one of his
“Spaghetti Westerns.”
le sights) and an engraved Cattleman. Many of
se are offered in multiple barrel lengths — all
i . 5 Colt, a few in other calibers. The number of
s in just the Cattlemen Uberti models is thus
ering. In most cases, there are minor chang-
es in these above models, like brass trigger guard,
st l ack strap, blued frame with casehardened
ham er and more.
B t he Cattlemen only touches the surface of
This is the Cattleman wh ’s available in the Uberti SAA line. The .22
model in nickel with a rimfire AA-type six-shooters are not being cov-
7.5-inch barrel. ered , but the Stallion is in .22 rimfire but also
wi 5.5-inch barrel — the same with the Stal-
ion Ta t, which features adjustable rear sights.
he Cattleman II has a retractable firing pin —
gain — lots of different II models. There are also
veral different El Patron models from Uberti.

Pa
arting Shots
Butt by now you have the picture. An entire gun-
The Uberti Cattleman also mak king industry has arisen from the death of
comes in stainless — here the ld Single-Action Army. As already covered,
with a 7.5-inch barrel. thesee replicas can be excellent, in some cases
even better than the original 1873 model Colts
— du to better steels and tighter machining tol-
erancees. Most of us can’t afford a real 1873 Sin-
g e Action Army Colt. Even for those who can,
gle-Act
those guns are most often stored and not shot
due to their value. The 1873 replicas are not only
shooters, they’re top shooters! GDTM

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Getting Into the
Custom Game Custom guns are beautiful to behold,
but they might also be one of the best
firearm investments. Here’s why.
„ BRAD FITZPATRICK taly’s Trompia Valley, also panies like Rizzini and Beretta rely on

I known as the “Valley of the


Gun,” has been the heart
of European firearm manu-
facturing since the 16th
century. The massive iron
forges that once lined
this valley have
been replaced with
modern, high-tech
precision CNC machining equipment
to produce their products. This mod-
ern technology allows manufacturers
to keep tolerances tight and costs rela-
tively low, a real win for gun buyers.
But not every firearm that comes
from the Valley of the Gun is strictly
a product of high-tech machining.
When I visited the Fausti manufactur-
factories, and com- ing facility in the Trompia Valley, I no-

PHOTO: MAPLE LEAF FIREARMS, LLC

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This Republic Forge 1911 has a dis-
ticed that the factory was
w divided into tinct look, with its contrasting frame
and slide coloration, special VZ grips,
two halves. The south hern half of the rail and Trijicon sights. But these
factory was filled with h rows and rows 1911s are true custom guns, built
of bulky white CNC C machines that one at a time by a single gunsmith
churned out shotgun n parts at a rapid in their Perryton, Texas, facility to
customer specs.
pace. The northern half
h of the facto-
ry, though, is occup pied by a group
of Italy’s best cusstom gun
makers and engrav vers.
Every Fausti gun
begins life in
the southern
portion of the
factory, but the
brand’s Boutiqu ue
guns — wh hich rately than
are custom-bu uilt to the stock pro-
each customer’s speci-
speci duction rifle upon
fications — spend a few which it was based. Very acc
weeks or even months in the northern rate rifles might
g have aftermarket bar-
half of the factory where each gun is rels, blueprinted actions,
ctions, custom trig- that I have
hand-fitted, oil-finished and engraved. ger jobs and the like, but that doesn’t
doesn t encountere
The engraving alone can take up to always mean they’ll be beautiful. have shot well.
700 hours per gun, but the finished Buying a custom gun requires spend- Saving a few bucks
product is a spectacular firearm that’s ing some time considering the end use on the action allows
built from the ground-up to meet the for the firearm and balancing what your them to add upgrades to the rifle. In
needs and wants of the customer. wants and needs are with your bud- fact, upgrading your existing hunting
If you appreciate fine guns, it’s hard get. For instance, custom gun builders rifle can be pretty simple. Sometimes
not to lust after a fine custom firearm. have used affordable Remington and buying an aftermarket stock, having a
When you combine detailed machine Howa actions as the basis for custom gunsmith install a better barrel, truing
work with hand fitting and the finest guns for years, and the resulting guns the action or bedding your rifle are all
materials, the final product is spectac-
ular. But have you ever considered ac-
tually purchasing a custom gun? Sure,
they’re more expensive than produc-
tion firearms (all that hand fitting and
one-off detail work comes at a price),
but the end result is a gun that suits
your wants and needs perfectly. And,
in some cases, custom guns are actu-
ally a very solid investment.

What You’re Getting


With A Custom Gun
Custom guns require extra atten-
tion and labor for production and, in
many cases, the component parts that
are used in the assembly of a custom
gun are of a higher grade. Those are
the primary reasons that custom guns
cost more than production guns. It’s
important, however, to know what
you’re paying for when you purchase
a custom gun. If you’re buying a beau-
tiful hunting rifle with express sights,
a grade “V” walnut that’s been cut to Carlos Martinez shows off a Dakota 76 custom rifle at the SCI convention in Las Vegas.
This is a dedicated dangerous game rifle, so aside from the excellent walnut stock and su-
fit and detailed engraving, that doesn’t perb fit-and-finish, these guns are built to very exacting standards for the most demanding
mean that it will shoot any more accu- hunting situations on the planet.

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affordable steps that can dramatically is a true treasure, a combination of The Custom Process
improve accuracy. natural and human handiwork that The Safari Club International Con-
The market for custom pistols is as serves a practical purpose — so long as vention in Nevada serves as a stage
large as the one for long guns, and you’re willing to risk nicks and mars for custom gun builders to show off
there’s a noticeable difference between when you take it to the field. If you their products. One of the largest cus-
the custom guns I’ve tested from Re- aren’t willing to pay for wood or want tom gun shops belongs to Remington,
public Forge, Nighthawk, Ed Brown something that’s more durable, then which also incorporates Marlin, Dako-
and others when compared with pro- synthetic stocks are on option. And, ta Arms, Nesika and other companies.
duction guns. For starters, hand-fitting increasingly, there are more options “Every custom gun starts with a con-
and polishing work means that the with custom synthetic-stocked guns versation,” says Carlos Martinez of the
gun operates with supreme precision. than before; Remington’s Custom Remington Custom Shop. “Not all of
Custom pistols have slides that move Shop offers hand-painted stocks to our customers are gun aficionados.
as if they were riding on ball bearings. customer specifications. They may not know why we blueprint
Everything fits tight. In some cases, Besides attention to detail and ma- actions. But we can sit down with
you’ll need to spend some time break- terial upgrades you’re also paying to them and discuss what they’re looking
ing in the gun to loosen it up so that it have exactly the gun you want. Not for in a gun.”
operates perfectly. The majority of cus- one that’s close, not one that’s simi- Carlos said that a qualified custom
tom guns are based on 1911 designs, lar; a gun as you would design it. And builder could also talk a customer out
but there is a growing contingent of when you choose a good builder, the of potential mistakes. If you have your
shooters who are customizing their care and attention shine through. heart set on building a .338 Lapua with
polymer carry guns with special fin-
ishes, upgraded sights/barrels/triggers, LEFT TO RIGHT: ■ Machines can only do so
slide cutouts and so forth. Whether much. For a truly custom touch, you’ll need
to send your gun to a skilled artisan who
you’re looking for something stunning can add those special touches. This Fausti
and exclusive or practical and afford- shotgun features a CNC machined boxlock
able, you can touch up your sidearm to action that is being custom mated to a cus-
the degree you see fit. tom Turkish walnut stock in the company’s
Italian facility.
There’s a very simple axiom when ■ Here’s an example of true custom engrav-
it comes to pricing walnut for stocks: ing: a photo of the gun’s owner that has
The prettier it is, the more it costs. And been superimposed on the sidelock of a
the very prettiest walnut stocks can be Fausti shotgun by a master engraver using
very, very expensive. In many cases, a hand tool known as a bulin. This kind of
work is neither cheap nor quick (engravings
these stocks will be cut to fit, and like this require up to 700 hours of hand la-
there will be a tremendous amount of bor), but it’s the highest form of firearm art.
handwork, including checkering and ■ A custom gunmaker puts the finishing
finishing work, which will increase touches on a customer’s 1911. These guns
not only look great, the actions are honed
the price even more. But a beautifully and polished for smooth operation and
crafted stock with exceptional color extreme reliability.

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OPPOSITE LEFT TO RIGHT: ■ You’re only
limited by your imagination and the re-
sources and skills of your gun builder when
it comes to designing a custom gun. These
1911 R1 pistols came from Remington’s
Custom Shop.
■ These Marlin lever-action rifles have
undergone custom shop treatment, and any
lever gun lover can appreciate the beauty of
these weapons. Building a custom rifle (or
shotgun, or pistol) allows you to design a
one-of-one firearm.
■ Engraving adds an unmistakable touch
of class to any rifle. Even the scope rings
on this Remington custom rimfire, which
was on display at the SCI convention in Las
Vegas, are engraved and feature gold inlays.
■ Big-bore Marlin lever actions are a favor-
ite option for hunters and guides, and these
custom models showcase available themes
from the brand’s custom shop. With special-
ized sights, barrel lengths, finishes and
stock designs, these rifles are as practical
as they are beautiful.

an 18-inch barrel, the team from Rem- gun built in six months or less. But it’s can put you into contact with some
ington will build that gun for you, but important to speak with your builder very satisfied owners — after all, you
they’ll also tell you why that’s a bad and know exactly when your firearm can buy a well-built, accurate produc-
idea. Ultimately, the purpose of a cus- will be in your hands. If you’re design- tion gun for $1,000, so if you’re paying
tom gun is to give the buyer exactly ing a custom rifle in July to use on an custom gun prices, you need to be cer-
what they want within budget con- elk hunt the following October, you’re tain of what you’re getting. Probably
straints. But it can help to have some- on a pretty tight schedule, and you can the single biggest point of contention
one to talk to and walk you through bet that if I were in that position I’d is group size, and when I talk to those
the decision. have a backup rifle zeroed and waiting. who have experience with custom
How long does it take to see a fin- Lastly, you need to determine what guns — both as buyers and sellers —
ished gun come down the line? That you are getting and how much you they agree that this is a sticking point.
depends on the builder you choose are paying. More than one shooter has Is there an accuracy guarantee, does it
and how many boxes you check. The agreed to purchase a rifle at a certain cover the caliber you selected (some ac-
Fausti guns described in the opening of price and then, over the course of the curacy promises don’t include big-bore
the article might take several months build, they have agreed to additional calibers), and is there a certain ammo
or a year depending upon the detail upgrades that end up driving the price specification?
on the engraving. A built-from-scratch higher than expected. Then, you need
custom gun from a very busy builder to find a custom builder with a solid Semi-Custom
might take a year or more. In many reputation. Hopefully that’s someone There are a number of companies that
cases, though, you can have a custom who has built a number of guns and can offer both complete custom guns

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while keeping the price at or just above
what you’d pay for some factory guns,
and accuracy is superb. Likewise, com-
panies like Weatherby, Nosler, Reming-
ton, CZ-USA, Benelli and Montana Rifle
Company have in-house custom shops
that allow them to make some minor
changes to their guns. Many of these
aren’t full-out ground-up builds, but if
these companies have rifles or shotguns
you like and you want to make a few
minor touches, that’s not a problem.

Are Custom Guns


Really Worth The Money?
Guns are investments, and just like
any investment, there are winners and
losers. But of the handful of custom
Stock selection often begins by choosing a guns in my gun safe, I feel my money
blank. The stock is then shaped and molded to was well spent. I got the gun I wanted,
the rifle and, in some cases, to fit the individual
shooter. The price of a custom walnut stock a firearm perfectly suited to my needs,
correlates to the eye-appeal of the wood. and even though I paid a bit more for
them, I know I can get most of my
and semi-custom packages that don’t money back.
offer a blank-slate approach to gun If you’re buying one custom gun —
building but that provide you with a your dream gun — you don’t necessar-
number of options to build a gun ily need to be so concerned with ROI.
Most
that suits you. Many compa- After all, you’re probably going to keep
custom
bolt-action rifle nies have in-house Cerakote the gun the rest of your life, and there’s
builds begin with shops, and in some cases, a certain intrinsic value to handing
action selection. This you’ve got the option to down a one-of-a-kind firearm to the
is a Nesika action, a add custom touches to a next generation of shooters. If, on the
favorite of many serious
precision shooters because firearm without spending other hand, you’re buying a custom
of the accuracy potential they a lot of money. E.R. Shaw in gun that you might well part with,
offer. From here you’ll need to select Pennsylvania does just that, of- then you’ll need to be certain that the
a barrel, trigger and stock, which fering a number of stock, finish, caliber gun is marketable in the future. My Re-
combine to create a rifle that’s
and barrel length options for their rifles public Forge 1911 pistol is one that I
perfect for your hunting or shooting needs.
plan to keep, but because it has wide-
spread appeal — a Commander-length
A pair of big-bore bolt guns from .45 with lots of nice touches that make
CZ-USA’s custom shop. The basis for it fun to shoot and beautiful to behold
these guns is the rock-solid CZ 550
— I know that it would be attractive to
CRF action, so they are practical as
well as beautiful. buyers if I ever decided to sell (which I
won’t). Generally speaking, the better
the work, the more eye-catching the
gun and the more widespread appeal
it has, the easier it will be to get a solid
return on investment.
Ultimately, though, a custom gun is
about your appreciation for a firearm
maker’s skill and your desire to own
your own “perfect gun.” Whether
you’re looking for the ultimate moun-
tain rifle, the ultimate competition
shotgun or the ultimate conversation
piece for your next backyard barbecue,
you won’t have to settle for someone
else’s idea of the ideal gun. GDTM

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AS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE
AL .
1972 EDITION OF THE GUN DIGEST ANNUA

Ce nt s
a
he years 1880–99 fou
„
u ck
A look back at the market hunting
industry for waterfowl — and the
classic equipment they used.
BOB HINMAN

Shore birds, whether for meat r 1901 it closed the season from Janu-

T some 500 market u t-


ers working their tradee n
Currituck Count

barrels and ice. One of them bou


over 40,000 birds a year, and th

the area.
o th

ugh
h
Carolina. Baltimoree buyeerss
waited on the beacch witth
ht
heree
were three or four other big buyerrs n
feathers, brought 3¢ for the s all
ones, 8¢ for the bigger. Gulls and
ons were a dime apiece, while a sw w n
brought the lordly sum of a dollar. But
the bread-and-butter bird of the mar-
ket hunter was the duck — at 10
-

0¢ eacch!
The entire East Coast was marrkeet-
gunned from Maine to Florida, nd
the same thing went on in the is--
d
ary through August, ending the spring
hunting of waterfowl. There had been
some local bans prior to this and a
growing public concern to stop the
spring slaughter of our migratory
birds. Nevertheless spring and market
shooting continued elsewhere for the
first federal law of 1913 was declared
unconstitutional.
The scene was much the sa amee up sissippi and Illinois River Valleys. On In 1916 we entered into a treaty
and down the coast. The g gunnnerss a good day, an industrious shoo ot r with Canada to protect waterfowl,
would set up shop at the landing with h could take 200 ducks with a feew geeesee but the agreement had few teeth in it,
the day’s kill in sorted piles o
or hunng tossed in. Snipe and other beach bir s and the slaughter went on. It wasn’t
by the feet to drain. They were bou
ug t were gang-shot in “walks” with a daii y until 1918 that an “enabling” act was
and packed in flour barrels, awa t ng kill of about the same number. passed, affecting the sale of waterfowl.
pick-up by steamer for delivery Something had to be done, Even then, as now, it was another two
New York’s restaurants and milliner . felt, and Connecticut led the wa n years before the Supreme Court got

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round to approving it and enforce- boasting he could “kill 200 ducks and
ment began. It spelled the doom of a jug of booze a day,” to gentlemen
mass market hunting, but it was al- hunters such as Fred Kimble. The pro-
most too late. fessional killed no larger bag than the
sportsman, but he worked at it day af-
An Old Trade ter day, and individually accounted for
Marketing of game in America had vast numbers of birds. Most learned to
been a way of life since the pilgrims keep their mouths and account sheets
had traded trinkets-for-turkeys with closed in public.
the Indians, but this country had nev- As in all trades, some were more
er seen commercialism in waterfowl successful than others. The Chesa-
on the scale it did in the last quarter peake Bay battery shooter could aver-
of the 19th century. age between $500 and $1,000 a season
While we rightly condemn the old with his ready market and high prices
market hunters today, in the light of for wild celery-fed canvasbacks. But
our better knowledge, it was not al- the average money-gunner was an un-
ways thus. America had a long and skilled, uneducated man with hungry
great hunting heritage, with the game kids. He fished in summer, trapped in
belonging to those who could take it winter, hunted spring and fall, and
— the supply would never run dry, al- did odd jobs between.
most everyone said.
The market hunter was both a scoun- Tools Of The Trade
drel and local hero. He ran the social Equipment was only as good as he could
scale from the infamous Jake Groat, afford — which often wasn’t much.

EU
MUSE UM
E PUBLIC
ILWAUKE
PHOTO: M

Above — The sink-box, used mostly in the East, was a


devastating device on canvasbacks and particularly onn
redheads. These last would “ball-up” to the point where
e
several birds could be taken with one shot
shot.

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Many shot muzzleloaders well into the Wadding could be anything at hand, Bogardus goes on to say he killed
new century. If he got his hands on a or the usual “pink-edge” over-powder with his own gun over 6,000 ducks,
breechloader, he loaded his own shells wads and one over-shot card wad. This geese, cranes, plover and snipe in only
and often made himself coarse black thickish top-wad didn›t seem to both- three months’ hunting, His favorite
powder of unstable quality. er patterns to the extent we believe it gun at this time was a 10-bore English
The Eastern shooter bought Tatham does today, and there are many pattern double with 32-inch barrels. It weighed
& Bros, leadshot, while the mid-west- records left to prove it. 10½ pounds and was loaded for ducks
erner used the output of the Chicago The paper shell was gradually pre- with 5 drams powder and only 1 or
or St. Louis Shot Tower Co. Bulk pow- ferred by the professional, not only 11⁄8 ounces of No. 6 shot. The load re-
der was whatever local brand was in because it held wads tighter and could mained the same for geese except that
favor at the time, its popularity based be crimped, but also because it was pellets of No. 3 size were used.
more on price than performance. thought to be a poorer conductor of Such light loads of shot may come
There were many famous powders heat than brass. In heavy shooting, as a surprise to many readers, but it
to choose from — Hazard, DuPont, guns were often fired so fast the resin was about the standard then, and was
Acme and Wizard. The more knowl- boiled from the soldered rib. believed to give greater velocity and
edgeable and affluent hunter preferred penetration. The standard 10-gauge
Laflin & Rand’s Orange Ducking Pow- field load of the time was 4½ drams of
der. It could be had in 6¼-pound kegs powder and 1 ounce of shot.
and was thought to be less affected by The modern wildfowler, using
dampness than other powders avail- 12-gauge magnum loads with up to 17⁄8
able. Grain sizes were 1 through 5, ounces of shot, throws a lot more lead
and it was considered the best of long- at his birds than did the old market
range medicine. It was  not  orange in gunner, on average. Even the 8-gauge
color — the name originated from the old market shooters in the U.S. seldom
Orange Mills in Orange County, NY. used shot loads over 1½ ounces. On
The late ’80s saw a slow changeover the other hand, Greener — writing in
to what was then called “wood” or 1892 — considered an 8-gauge gun the
white powder, new forms of smokeless ideal arm for the wildfowler. He strong-
propellants. The English Schultze and ly recommended his 15-pound double
the American Wood Powder were best Capt. Adam H. Bogardus, one of the greatest gun, with barrels 34 to 36 inches long
known. While giving little smoke and wingshots America has known. As a market and full choked, loaded with 2 to 2½
cleaner to use, all early nitro powders hunter, he was a legend in his own time, and ounces of shot and 7 drams of black-
long held the title of “Champion Wing Shot Of
were unstable and thought by many to powder. Shot sizes of 4 or larger were
America” at trap, glass balls and live pigeons.
be slower and less powerful than black. suggested for best patterning.
It was the day of Damascus barrels, and Capt. Adam Bogardus tells of this The 8-gauge was not rare — the
our early market hunter continued to and other gun heating problems in British made much of it for fowling
use black powder for many years after his book, Field, Cover & Trapshoot- — but the American standard for the
the advent of smokeless. ing.5. New York, 1891. First issue, New two decades preceding 1900 was the
Whether using white or black pow- York, 1874. The great amount of game 10-gauge. It was thought to be the
der, wads were rammed-in two sizes present in the ’80s gave ample chance smallest gauge suitable for ducking
larger than the bore — 8-gauge wads in to warm a barrel. Listen to old Cap: and was as common in the blind then
a 10-gauge gun, and with reason other “Sometimes flocks of curlew and as our 12 is today.
than preventing gas leakage. With the plover are so numerous and fly in
brass shells then much in use, it was such a way that a great number may Punt And Scull Guns
common practice to favor one barrel, be killed in a short time. I shot a place Nearly all past references to market
usually the more open-bored one, for that had been burned over one after- hunting mention the punt gun. There
the first shot. When one barrel was noon, and flocks were coming in one are records of a few used on the East-
fired several times straight, the load in after another. I killed 264 curlew and ern shores, but there appears to be little
the other barrel was sure to loosen its plover and got back to Elkhart (Illi- evidence these monsters were wide-
wads, letting shot spill down the bore. nois) at sundown. This was done with spread in America. Cost alone would
This fault was less prevalent with paper a muzzleloader. I believe I could have rule out their use by the majority of
hulls, but they were more expensive in taken 500 with a breechloader.” working market hunters, the price be-
the long run than brass; they didn›t
last as long.
Patent crimpers and indenters could PHOTO: ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM
be had for use with brass cases; these
This early flintlock punt gun weighed 50 pounds, had an 87-inch barrel and a bore of 2¼
would have prevented normal-size inches. Most likely made in this country in the early 1800s, but it has a British lock of earlier
wads from loosening. date. Such guns were used as late as 1900 or so, and were not outlawed here until 1916.

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top-grade shotguns. Most punt guns

PHOTO: SOUTH DAKOTA DEPT. OF GAME, FISH & PARKS.


were of English make. Both Greener
and Holland & Holland, among others,
Game was plenti-
made breech-loading punters — usu- ful, and large
ally 1½-inch bore and weighing close to bags were the
100 pounds. Some were chambered for rule before the
brass shells 7 inches long and charged great drought of
the early 1930s.
with 3 ounces (not drams) of powder
Before legal limits
plus 1½ pounds of shot. Both smaller were set by state
and larger sizes were made and some or government
behemoths were in the cannon class, decree, many clubs
pushing up to 2 pounds of shot. A few set their own lim-
its, some for only
were elliptical at the muzzle, spreading 50 ducks per day
shot over a great area without thought per gun!
to uniformity of pattern.
Most were rope mounted to the boat, at the flock on the water, then use an- They took great pride in their shoot-
but some used a system of springs or other as they jumped and took flight. ing, and local contests were held to de-
rubber buffers to absorb recoil. Col. Pe- Often 20 to 40 birds could be taken termine the champion. The rules were
ter Hawker and Sir Ralph Payne-Gallw- with only the two guns. Then it was simple: Shoot for a certain length of
ey made them famous in England, but but a matter of finding another rafting time, and on return, the winner was
few of them were used here. flock. the man with the most ducks.
We preferred the scull-boat and a Fred Kimble, who often traveled
battery of two or three shoulder guns. Shooting Contests around to challenge the village cham-
In the ’80s, it was not considered un- True, the early hunter ground-swatted pion, later remarked, “Those matches
sporting to shoot sitting ducks — even many birds, but most were good wing were interesting to me then — more
by gentlemen hunters. Most commer- shots through practice if nothing else. interesting now, because nothing like
cial shooters thought it the best way,
and sculling was the most productive
method of getting within range of raft-
ed birds.
The scull-boat was designed for bay
shooting on open water and was prac-
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Low and flat in shape, it drew only a
few inches of water, but the sculling oar
needed some two feet of depth to work
properly.
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and forth. It shoved the boat ahead
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them will ever again be possible any- the greatest wingshots this country that would reliably kill at 60 yards
where in the world.” Kimble hunted ever produced. Whether or not he instead of the 40 generally consid-
the Illinois River near Peoria in the invented the choke is open to argu- ered the limit for scatterguns of the
fall and the flooded timberlands in ment, but he certainly deserves credit day. He developed a muzzleloading
the spring. for making known its advantages in choked 6 gauge of his own contriv-
Perhaps best known for his claim to America, as Greener did in England. ing and later had a gunsmith named
having invented the shotgun choke, Kimble experimented with the Tonks make a 9-gauge muzzleloader
Kimble was without doubt one of narrowed muzzle until he had a gun choked down hard. Then he went
looking for a duck shooting match.
His first victim was Reese Knapp
of Browning, Illinois, considered
SINK BOXES AND BLINDS one of that state’s finest wingshots.
The sink-box was something Knapp shot the “biggest duck gun in
apart from the scull-boat. Often the country,” a 4-gauge single bar-
called a sneak-box or “float,” rel weighing 16 pounds, one said to
it was a wooden coffin-shaped have accounted for some 60 birds
affair about 6 feet long by 2 with one blast. At the end of the day,
feet wide and only 1½ feet Knapp had only 37 mallards against
deep. Wooden wings or flaps, Kimble’s 128 — and all of them had
6 to 7 feet wide, were hinged been flying birds.
to the box itself, which floated Kimble followed his own advice
with the movement of the that “The price of good shotgunnery
waves. The box was sunk to is constant practice.” He not only shot
almost water level by ballast, and the box opening covered with brush. Decoys, placed about from 100 to 200 shells a day during
the outriders, were often made of cast-iron to help hold the flaps steady in rough water. The duck season but was, like Bogardus,
gunner crouched in the small cockpit and raised up to shoot his birds. He was tended by a a well-known glass ball and live pi-
retrieving boat that stayed at a distance. The sink box was cumbersome, often capsizing dur- geon shooter. Shortly before he died,
ing a blow. But it was effective. Some authorities believe that more redheads and canvasback Kimble was quoted as saying he had
ducks were taken from a sink-box than there are living today. never hunted ducks for the market.
A variant form of the sink box just described was some 5 feet deep, permitting the gunner According to his diary, he killed many
to stand upright in it or crouched a bit. Coamings around the perimeter helped to prevent hundreds of ducks every season — I
shipping water, and these same sides were trimmed with local brush to give the shooters wonder what he did with ’em!
some camouflage. Well, the market hunters are gone
Only the head and shoulders of the gunner appeared above water level when shooting now — legislated out of business long
started and, depending on its height and amount, the brush attached gave fair concealment. ago — perhaps to a Happy Hunting
Some sink boxes of this form were made big enough to hold two men, sometimes more. Ground of their own. Would they have
A sort of grounded sink-box was the point blind, usually a large barrel or hogshead, sunk believed the day would come — as it
flush with the beach. The gunner simply squatted or stood in the barrel and pulled brush over has — when the legal limit on ducks
the opening. and geese is one or two birds? GDTM
Line shooting was once popular along the coast and large bays. A string of boats would
line up, about two gun ranges apart, while either power or sail craft would drive the birds
over the firing line. A good score for such pass-type shooting was two “cans” for three shells, EDITOR’S NOTE:
and bets were made down the line.
John Murphy’s book, American Game Bird Shooting6. New York, 1882. shows an etching of what
Robert K. “Bob” Hinman wrote articles for
was called a “Swan-boat,” a rather large dory, shaped to resemble a gigantic swan. The idea,
a number of outdoor magazines, and he
I imagine, was to float this strange contraption toward birds, leading them to think that it was
also authored The Duck Hunter’s Handbook,
the great-granddaddy of all swans! While such boats may have been used, I’ve never seen a
published in 1974, and The Golden Age Of
mention of them elsewhere. An artist’s whim, maybe?
Shotgunning, published in 1971. Hinman
In the name of commerce — or cupidity — ducks were netted, trapped, and taken on
served as the shotgun editor of Shooting
corn-baited trotlines. One printed report advised getting them drunk on distillery mash so they
Times, the staff editor of Petersen’s Hunt-
could be clubbed. The Indians looked on “fire hunting” as the surest and cheapest way of get-
ing and the host of “Wagner’s Outdoor
ting large bags. Torches were carried into the swamps where geese and swans had bedded for
America” TV show. He also owned and
the night. The birds, mesmerized by the glare, waited to be knocked over with guns or clubs.
operated Bob Hinman Outfitters in Peoria,
Night hunting was common in many places, most especially through the South, but most
Ill., for 25 years. This excerpt, covering
market gunning was pretty much the same type of hunting we know today, except for the
the market hunting trade for waterfowl,
size of the bag.
originally ran in the 1972, 26th anniversary
edition of the Gun Digest Annual.

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Air Guns ........................ 87 Fox ................................ 87 Sale ............................. 95 Winchester Commem ... 97 Military/Automatic
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Anschutz ....................... 87 Freedom Arms .............. 87 for Sale ......................... 95
ArmaLite ....................... 87 Glock............................. 87 Wanted........................ 96 Military Edged Weapons 103
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3446 Daisy Wanted 4160 Mauser Handguns For Sale 4740 Springfield For Sale 5400 Crossbows & Blowguns For Sale 6210 Military, Advanced Rifles For Sale
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3451 Dakota Arms Wanted 4162 Mauser Rifles For Sale 4750 Springfield Armory For Sale 5420 Clubs & Organizations 6212 Military, Advanced Shotguns
3470 Detonics For Sale 4163 Mauser Rifles Wanted 4751 Springfield Armory Wanted 5440 Education/Home Study For Sale
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3481 Double Rifles Wanted 4236 Mossberg For Sale 4780 Stevens For Sale 5471 Employment Available 6216 Military, Laser Sighting Devices
3490 Double Shotguns For Sale 4237 Mossberg Wanted 4781 Stevens Wanted 5473 Grips For Sale For Sale
3491 Double Shotguns Wanted 4240 Muzzleloader Handguns For Sale 4800 Steyr For Sale 5474 Grips Wanted 6217 Military, Laser Sighting Devices
3500 Drilling and Combination For Sale 4241 Muzzleloader Handguns Wanted 4801 Steyr Wanted 5475 Gun Cleaning Supplies & Wanted
3501 Drilling and Combination Wanted 4242 Antique Cartridge Handguns 4820 S Miscellaneous For Sale Accessories 6220 Military/Automatic Firearms
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CONDITION HOLSTER, SUPER CONDITION WALNUT 98% ............................................................................. 2200 047 LUGER P08 S/42-1939 9mm #5380o, MATCHING W/
GRIPS, EXC. BORE, APPEARS UNFIRED, MINOR HI-EDGE 023 LUGER P08 1940-42 #7499c, KRIEGSMARINE UNIT MATCHING MAG, EXC. ORIGINAL HOLSTER & E/63 TOOL
HOLSTER WEAR ONLY, 98% (W/PROVENANCE) ........ 1825 MARKED ‘N 4285’ ON REAR GRIP STRAP AND ON (NOT NUMBERED TO GUN) AS BROUGHT BACK BY VET,
002 DWM1917 LUGER LP08 ARTILLERY #8011f, MATCHING MATCHING MAG, MATCHING, EXC. GRIPS, EXC. BORE, EXC. BORE, EXC. GRIPS, 97% ..................................... 2500
EXCEPT MAG, WWI RED 9 UNNOD. GRIPS, EXC. BORE, EXC. E/M KRIEGSMARINE MARKED HOLSTER, ORIGINAL 048 COLT OFFICER’S MODEL SPECIAL 6” BARREL .38SPL.
30% STRAW, 85-90% BLUE (W/PROVENANCE) ......... 2750 E/655 TOOL, UNNUMBERED E/655 & CODE 42 ARSENAL #786989, 1951 PRODUCTION, ORIGINAL BROWN PLASTIC
003 BERGMANN MODEL 1896 6.5Bergmann #3412, C/U, REPLACEMENT MAG, COMPLETE ORIGINAL WWII COLT GRIPS, EXC. BORE, EXC. EARLY ADJUSTABLE
GOOD BORE, CHECKERED WALNUT GRIPS WITH GERMAN NORDSEE BATTALION RIG, 97% ................. 5900 TARGET SIGHTS, 97-98% (W/PROVENANCE)............... 895
WEAR, NO PITTING, EXC. MARKINGS, BLUING FADED 024 TURKISH KIRIKKALE TUREK Fb. Cap.9mm (WALTHER 049 MAUSER HSC .32acp #928537, WWII MILITARY E/
SOMEWHAT, 80-85% (W/PROVENANCE) ................... 4500 PP .380 CLONE) #862, 1947 DATED, T.C. ORDUSU WaA135 PROOFED, MATCHING, EXC. BORE, NICE
004 WALTHER PPK E/359 WWII MILITARY .32 #297965K, SUBAYLARINA MAHSUS MARKED, BOTTOM MAG WALNUT GRIPS WITH SOME WEAR, EXC. ORIGINAL MAG,
EARLY HI-POLISH, EARLY E/359 PROOF, EXC. BORE, RELEASE, FINGER EXTENSION MAG, EXC. GRIPS, VG 98% BLUE...................................................................... 775
ORIGINAL BROWN GRIP, WEAR AT REAR GRIP BASE, BORE, RARE WALTHER COPY, 97-98% ...................... 1850 050 SPANISH RUSSO-CHINOIO MOD.1912 8mm 7-SHOT
WEAR ON LEFT SIDE OF SLIDE, 85% .......................... 1095 025 KRIEGHOFF LUGER P08 “36” DATE 9mm #4117, D.A. REVOLVER #563, 4-1/8” RIBBED BARREL, LANYARD
005 COLT SINGLE ACTION FRONTIER SCOUT .22 Q-MODEL, PARTIALLY RESTORED, MATCHING EXCEPT #16 FIRING RING, SWING-OUT CYLINDER, EXC. BORE, EXC. GRIPS,
1ST YEAR 1957 PRODUCTION #1067Q, 4-3/4” BARREL, PIN & KRIEGHOFF E/2 MAG #3366, KRIEGHOFF FINE ACTION NEEDS SOME WORK, 90%+ (W/PROVENANCE)
67th FRONTIER SCOUT MANUFACTURED, IN ESSENCE, CHECKERED VON RITZMANN BROWN GRIPS, EXC. BORE, ....................................................................................... 185
A 2-DIGIT COLT, FRAME IN-THE-WHITE, BLUED BARREL/ RESTORED FRAME/TOGGLE/SAFETY, EXC. STRAW, 97- 051 LUGER P08 9mm PERSIAN CONTRACT, LATE 1936, EXC.
CYLINDER/SMALL PARTS, 97% (W/PROVENANCE) ... 1000 98% ............................................................................. 3850 BORE, EXC. PERSIAN CREST OVER CHAMBER, FARSI
006 LUGER P08 1939-42 9MM #8193w, MATCHING, 026 YUGO ZASTAVA MODEL 70 .32ACP #267239 W/ MARKINGS, CORRECT FARSI MARKED MAG, VERY RARE,
ARSENAL RENUMBERED TO MATCH E/655 PROOFED HOLSTER, MATCHING, EXC. BORE, EXC. GRIPS, 3-1/2” 70-80% (W/PROVENANCE) ......................................... 5000
MAG, EXC. GRIPS, EXC. BORE, 97% ........................... 1595 BARREL, 95-97% (W/PROVENANCE) ............................ 425 052 WALTHER/BYF/CYQ P38 LATE WAR, EXC. GRIPS, EXC.
007 SPANISH “ROYAL” LONG-GRIP .32acp #43425, 5” LONG 027 BERETTA MODEL 1935 7.65mm #506003, ITALIAN BORE, ac ARMORER’S REPLACEMENT UNNUMBERED
MAGAZINE, EXC. GRIPS.XC. BORE, LANYARD RING, 90%+ AIR FORCE LARGE EAGLE ON REAR FRAME, EARLY HI- WaA359 FRAME, BYF44 WaA135 UNNUMBERED SLIDE,
(W/PROVENANCE) ......................................................... 625 POLISH, EXC. GRIPS, EXC. BORE, 95-97% ................... 850 WaA135 UNNUMBERED LOCKING BLOCK, E/88 CYQ
008 LUGER P08 S/42-1938 9mm #1699i, MATCHING, 028 COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL SERIES 70 .45AUTO BARREL NUMBERED 9747I, CORRECT LATEWAR
#56392G70, 1977 PRODUCTION, EXC. CHECKERED ARSENAL PUT-TOGETHER LAST DITCH SCARCE VARIANT,
MATCHING MAG, EXC. BORE, EXC. GRIPS W/SAFETY
WALNUT GRIPS W/COLT MEDALLIONS, SILVER TRIGGER, 98-99% ........................................................................ 2000
CHIP, 90% BLUE.......................................................... 1695 053 SMITH & WESSON MODEL SW9F 9mm #PAD8558,
009 KRIEGHOFF LUGER P08 S-CODE #314, MATCHING EXC. BORE, 98% (W/PROVENANCE) ............................. 895
029 DWM AM. EAGLE LUGER MODEL 1900 7.65mm #6124, ONLY MFRD. 1994-1996, NEW IN BOX W/PAPERS, MAG &
W/MATCHING MAG, EXTRA E/2 MAG #484, TOOL & EXC. ACCES............................................................................ 425
KRIEGHOFF HOLSTER, VERY EARLY KRIEGHOFF FAT U.S. MILITARY CONTRACT ‘TEST EAGLE’ EXC. BORE, EXC.
GRIPS, EXC. STRAW, EXC. OLDER HI-QUALITY REPRO 054 S&W MODEL 60 .38SPL. STAINLESS 2” BARREL
GRIPS, EXC. BORE, SOME PITTING ON HIGH EDGES, 5-SHOT SNUBNOSE REVOLVER #R171035 WITH EXC.
85% ............................................................................. 4750 HOLSTER (ONLY HOLSTER THAT WILL MATCH THE
CONDITION OF THIS TEST EAGLE, 96-97% ................ 6500 BROWN LEATHER HOLSTER, ROUND BUTT, EXC. S&W
010 COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL COMMERCIAL .45 AUTO CHECKERED WALNUT GRIPS, EXC. BORE, 99% ........... 625
#c172232, ARGENTINE MARKED “POLICIA FEDERAL”, 030 JAP. PAPA 8mm NAMBU #346, MISSING GRIPS/GRIP
SCREW/BOLT LOCK CAP, MAG #8348 (STICKS IN MAG 055 EIBAR MAB MODEL GZ ECHASA .22 #52811 WITH 4
GOOD BORE, REFURBISHED, KEYES GRIPS, 98% (W/ MAGS TOTAL, 3-1/8” BARREL, WALTHER PPK-SIZE, LTWT.
PROVENANCE)............................................................... 829 WELL), GOOD BORE, 85%........................................... 1200
031 SPANISH PARAMOUNT (RUBY-TYPE) .32acp #23189, FRAME, EXC. GRIPS, EXC. BORE, 97% (W/PROVENANCE)
011 COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL COMMERCIAL .45ACP ....................................................................................... 399
#333163-C,1970 PRODUCTION, LAST YEAR OF C-SUFFIX EXC. BORE, EXC. GRIPS, 90% (W/PROVENANCE) ........ 250
032 BERETTA MODEL 1934 .380 #889623, 1941 DATE, 056 CROWN CITY ARMS MODEL 1911 .45ACP#A05836,
NUMBERING, EXC. BORE, EXC. BROWN COLT HARD STANDARD 5” BARREL, VG BRIGHT BORE, EXC.
RUBBER GRIPS, 99% BLUE (W/PROVENANCE).......... 1450 CROWN RE PROOFED, MATCHING, FINGER EXTENSION
MAG, EXC. GRIPS, VG BORE, 93% ................................ 495 CHECKERED WALNUT DIAMOND GRIPS, HI-POLISH
012 FN BROWNING P35 HI-POWER WaA613 #50512 NICKEL, 99% (W/PROVENANCE) .................................. 750
SLOTTED FOR SHOULDER STOCK, TANGENT SIGHT, 1ST 033 WALTHER PPK .22LR PRE-WAR #922711, EXC. BORE,
EXC. BROWN GRIP, BROWN FINGER EXTENSION MAG, 057 BERETTA MODEL 1935 7.65 #598778, MATCHING, LATE
VARIATION, MATCHING, 85-90%, VG BORE, 2-CORRECT WAR, BLANK SLIDE, MATTE FINISH, EXC. BORE, EXC.
MATCHING, UPGRADED 90 DEGREE SAFETY, 95% .... 1795
WWII MAGS, VG-EXC. BROWN WaA920 JOR 1941 GRIPS, CORRECT FINGER EXTENSION MAG, 99% ....... 650
034 KRIEGHOFF P08 LUGER, 1937 DATE #8682, KRIEGHOFF
HOLSTER ..................................................................... 4000 058 FN BROWNING MODEL 1906 VEST POCKET .25acp
COARSE-CHECKERED BROWN PLASTIC GRIPS, (2) E/2 #984590, EXC. BORE, EXC. ORIGINAL FN LOGO GRIPS,
013 WALTHER P38 ZERO SERIES 9mm #08780, MATCHING
KRIEGHOFF MAGS (NOS. SCRUBBED), GOOD BORE, “1936 REPLACED GRIP SCREW, SOME FRECKLING ON BLUE,
EXCEPT MAG & BARREL, MATCHING GRIPS, EXC. BORE, EGER & LINDE SCHMALKALDEN 1936 E/2” MARKED
EXC. GRIPS, OLD VET NICKEL, FROM WARREN BUXTON 90%+ (W/PROVENANCE) .............................................. 300
KRIEGHOFF HOLSTER, ORIGINAL FINISH, 80%.......... 4100 059 COLT GOVT. “CLARK” LONG SLIDE .45 #327297-C, 6”
COLLECTION, 98%+ ...................................................... 839 035 GAE CHAROLA 5mm SEMI-AUTO BROOMHANDLE-
014 S&W MODEL 581 .357MAG #AAD3659, 4” BLUE BARREL, CUSTOM TARGET, BO-MAR TARGET SIGHTS,
TYPE W/LANYARD RING, SMOOTH WALNUT GRIPS, EXC. EXC. BORE, EXC. CHECKERED WALNUT GRIPS W/GOLD
M586-TYPE HEAVY BARREL, COLOR-CASE HAMMER & BORE, EARLY BOTTLENECK CARTRIDGE, VERY RARE,
TRIGGER, EXC. BORE, 96% ........................................... 535 COLT MEDALLIONS, SUPERB ADJUSTABLE TARGET
NO PITTING, BLUE FADED SOMEWHAT, 80-85% (W/ TRIGGER & ACTION, 99% (W/PROVENANCE) ............ 2500
015 S&W .44 DOUBLE ACTION FRONTIER, 5” BARREL, PROVENANCE)............................................................. 2800
LANYARD RING, GOOD BORE, OLD WALNUT GRIPS W/ 060 COLT GOVT. “CLARK” LONG HEAVY SLIDE .45
036 S&W MOD 5946TSW TACTICAL 9mm #BDK6479, EXC. #70G21468, 6” BARREL, FULL LENGTH BO-MAR TARGET
SOME WEAR, OLD RENICKEL, FUNCTIONS & LOCKS UP GRIPS, EXC. BORE, NIGHT SIGHTS, APPEARS NEW AND
WELL, 98% ANTIQUE/NO LICENCE NEEDED ............... 1075 SIGHT RIB, EXC. BORE, EXC. CHECKERED WALNUT
UNFIRED (W/PROVENANCE) ......................................... 375 GRIPS W/GOLD COLT MEDALLIONS, SUPERB TRIGGER &
016 LUGER P08 MAUSER BANNER 1940 E/655 MILITARY 037 KYNOCK GUN COMPANY PATENT MODEL .380
MARKED 9mm #1001x, MATCHING, E/655 UNNOD. MAG, ACTION, 99% (W/PROVENANCE) ................................ 2500
DOUBLE-TRIGGER TOP-BREAK 6-SHOT REVOLVER #556, 061 COLT GOVT. “CLARK” LONG SLIDE COMBAT
EXC. GRIPS, EXC. BORE, DRILLED FOR SEAR SAFETY BUT CHECKERED WALNUT GRIPS, EXC. BORE, APPEARS VERY
NEVER INSTALLED, SENT TO WEHRMACHT INSTEAD, (KEITHVILLE, LA 71047) .45acp #273031-C, 6” BARREL,
OLD RE-NICKEL, VERY RARE, 90%............................. 1850 EXC. BORE, BO-MAR SIGHTS, EXC. IVORY GRIPS W/COLT
VERY SCARCE VARIANT, 96-97% ............................... 2650 038 HIGH STANDARD SENTINEL R-100 .22 DOUBLE ACTION
017 WALTHER PPK .32acp #270694k, E/359 ACCEPTANCE MEDALLIONS, CUSTOM TARGET, SUPERB ADJUSTABLE
REVOLVER #550119, SWING-OUT CYLINDER, 3” BARREL, TARGET TRIGGER & ACTION, 98-99% (W/PROVENANCE)
STAMP, EARLY HI-POLISH, 1sT CONTRACT, 1st EXC. ORIGINAL CHECKERED PLASTIC GRIP, EXC. BORE, ..................................................................................... 2800
VARIATION WITH E/359 AT REAR OF SLIDE, EXC. 98% ............................................................................... 225 062 COLT WOODSMAN 1ST SERIES MATCH TARGET
BORE, EXC. GRIP, HIGH EDGE HOLSTER WEAR ONLY, 039 T-C CONTENDER .357 MAXIMUM #248428, 10” BARREL, BULLSEYE .22LR #MT8486, 6-5/8” HEAVY BARREL,
95-97% ........................................................................ 3500 RED-DOT SCOPE, SHOULDER HOLSTER, 2-1/2 BOXES OF 1940 PRODUCTION, 2-PIECE PLASTIC EXTENDED COLT
018 SPANISH ARIZMENDI “IDEAL” .32 AUTO #39462, RUBY- AMMO & 2-1/2 BOXES BRASS, T-C RUBBER STOCKS, 98- TARGET GRIPS, EXC. BORE, 98-99% (W/PROVENANCE)
TYPE, MATCHING, CORRECT ‘AG’ MAG, MISSING GRIPS, 99% ............................................................................... 650 ..................................................................................... 1950
SHOOTABLE DARK BORE, 60% (W/PROVENANCE) ...... 129 040 S&W NEW MODEL NUMBER 3 .44RUS.#23791, JAP. 063 REGENT MODEL R200S STAINLESS .45acp #11Y02736,
019 COLT 1911A1 .45acp #1151865, VERY LATE 1943 MFR., CONTRACT NAVAL CREST UNDER FRAME AHEAD EXTENDED AMBIDEXTROUS SAFETY & GRIP SAFETY,
MATCHING, UNNOD. SLIDE, EXC. GRIPS, EXC. BORE, 93% OF TRIGGER GUARD, 6” BLUE, ORIGINAL VG-EXC. ADJUSTABLE TRIGGER, 3-DOT SIGHTS, HOGUE
..................................................................................... 2350 CHECKERED WALNUT GRIPS, EXC. BORE, 85% ......... 2750 GRIPS, LARGE RING HAMMER, NEW & UNFIRED (W/
020 JAP. TYPE 94 8mm NAMBU 20.2 DATE #68148, 041 FREEDOM ARMS BFR 83 PREMIER GRADE 78-1/2” PROVENANCE)............................................................... 450
MATCHING MAG, EXC. BORE, VERY LATE WAR, MISSING BARREL STAINLESS .454 CASULL #D14414 WITH 2X 064 MAUSER SVW45 9mm #7173i W/HOLSTER & 2 MAGS,
WOOD GRIPS & 1 GRIPSCREW, EXC. BORE, 85% ....... 495 LEUPOLD STAINLESS SCOPE, JEWELED TRIGGER & MATCHING, FRENCH/GERMAN/BH MARKINGS, EXC. WWII
021 CHINESE “HUNAN” MARKED C96 BOLO BROOMHANDLE HAMMER, EXC. LAMINATE WOOD GRIPS, EXC. BORE, GRIPS & MAG, EXC. BORE, FROM WARREN BUXTON
#50120, MARKED “MADE BY KLEE” OVER CHAMBER, APPEARS NEW & UNFIRED (W/PROVENANCE) .......... 2500 COLLECTION, INTERESTING HISTORY, 95-97% ........... 950
MATCHING EXCEPT BOLT & HAMMER/INTERNAL 042 KIMBER DESERT WARRIOR .45acp #K332268, DESERT 065 COLT NEW MODEL .32RF #214, 2-1/4” BARREL, NICKEL,
ASSEMBLY, WALNUT GRIPS W/CHINESE GRIP MARKING, TAN FINISH, 3-DOT NIGHT SIGHTS, BLUE SMALL PARTS, GOOD BORE, GOOD GRIPS, CYLINDER NOT INDEXING
GRAYING PATINA, DARK BORE, EXC. EXAMPLE OF ACCES. MOUNTING RAIL ON FRAME, NEW & UNFIRED, PROPERLY, OTHERWISE VERY GOOD, 75-80% ANTIQUE,
CHINESE MILITARY ARSENAL MANUFACTURING ........ 675 MANUAL, NO BOX (W/PROVENANCE)........................... 895 NO LICENSE REQUIRED (W/PROVENANCE).................. 435
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066 WALTHER P38 “GNR” PORTUGESE CONTRACT 9mm 091 SMITH & WESSON MODEL SW1911SC .45ACP 116 FRENCH MAC MODEL 1935S 7.65L #MAC-F1288, EXC.
WITH “GNR” CREST ON RIGHT SIDE OF RECEIVER, PART #JRE4948, 4” BARREL, EXC. CHECKERED ROSEWOOD BORE, SLIDE MARKED “MODELE 1935S M1”, EXC. GRIPS,
OF A VERY SMALL EARLY 1960s SHIPMENT, EXC. BORE, GRIPS & BORE, ADJUSTABLE TRIGGER, 3-DOT SIGHTS, 95% (W/PROVENANCE) ................................................ 395
75-95%, VERY RARE CONTRACT SHIPMENT, HAVE JUST RING HAMMER, EXTENDED GRIP SAFETY, 99%+ (W/ 117 LUGER P08 S/42-1937 9mm #2416n, VG BORE, VG
A VERY FEW ($1000-1250) ......................................... 1000 PROVENANCE)............................................................... 795 CHECKERED WALNUT GRIPS, DIP BLUE, NO IMPORT
067 BERETTA MODEL 1935 7.65 #587354, 1944 DATE, 092 SPANISH .32LONG 6-SHOT 3-1/2” BARREL REVOLVER MARKS, 97% ............................................................... 1100
MATCHING, 4UT GERMAN ACCEPTANCE STAMP, LATE #162513, HI-QUALITY S&W COPY, ELEPHANT CREST 118 COLT MODEL 1903 HAMMERLESS .32ACP #332120,
WAR MATTE FINISH, EXC. BORE, EXC. GRIPS, CORRECT ON FRAME AND ON GRIP MEDALLIONS, COLOR CASE NICKEL, 1916 PRODUCTION, VG BORE, REPLACEMENT
WARTIME FLATBASE MAG, 9*8%................................. 625 TRIGGER & HAMMER, VERY FINE BORE, 95% (W/ WHITE CHECKERED GRIPS, REPLACED MAG, 97-98% (W/
068 S&W .38 HAND EJECTOR 1ST VARIATION #5XXX, 6” PROVENANCE)............................................................... 250 PROVENANCE)............................................................... 695
NAVY CONTRACT, 1ST GOVT. SHIPMENT W/U.S. NAVY 093 JAP. TYPE 14 8mm NAMBU #70257, 20.5 DATE, 119 ROCK ISLAND ARMORY .45acp #RIA1243670,
ANCHOR PROPERTY MARKS & BRITISH PROOFS, 90%, MATCHING EXCEPT MAG, EXC. BORE, MISSING GRIP MATTE FINISH, GOVERNMENT CONFIGURATION, FIXED
CYL. NOT MATCHED, WALNUT GRIPS EXHIBIT HONEST SCREWS/COCKING KNOB/F.P. RETAINER/EXTRACTOR, MILITARY-TYPE SIGHTS, MILITARY SPUR-TYPE TRIGGER,
WEAR............................................................................. 825 BROKEN F.P., WHITE GRIPS, NO PITTING, DARKENING CHECKERED BROWN PLASTIC GRIPS, APPEARS NEW, NO
069 TAURUS M415 STAINLESS .41MAG 5-SHOT 2-1/2” BLUE .............................................................................. 250 BOX (W/PROVENANCE) ................................................. 399
BARREL SNUBNOSE REVOLVER #YA273496, ORIGINAL 094 COLT GOLD CUP NATIONAL MATCH .45 #70N38259, 120 REMINGTON RAND 1911A1 .45acp #1787780,
RUBBER GRIP, APPEARS NEW & UNFIRED, NO BOX (W/ “CLARK” HEAVY SLIDE CUSTOM CONVERSION, WHITE MATCHING, VG GRIPS, FAIR BORE, LITTLE FINISH
PROVENANCE)............................................................... 695 PEARLITE GRIPS, EXC. BORE, BO-MAR RIB & SIGHTS, REMAINING, VERY SOLID ............................................. 895
070 CYQ P38 9mm #2062u W/DLA1944 WaA BLACK 99% (W/PROVENANCE) .............................................. 2350 121 BERETTA MODEL U22 NEOS .22LR #P12699, STAINLESS
HOLSTER & 2 MAGS, MATCHING, LATE WAR, EXC. CYQ 095 BERGMANN MODEL 10/21 9mmBB #11864, EXC. 6” HEAVY BARREL, RATGET SIGHTS, INTEGRAL SCOPE
GRIPS, EXC. BORE, 97% ............................................. 1000 ORIGINAL SMOOTH WALNUT GRIP, MILITARY PROPERTY MOUNT, HEAVE POLYMER FRAME, EXC. BORE, APPEARS
071 COLT’S GOVERNMENT MODEL CAL. .22LR #LK002837, #3931, EXC. BORE, 98% (W/PROVENANCE) ............... 2500 NEW, NO BOX (W/PROVENANCE) ................................. 219
MADE BY CARL WALTHER, MILITARY CONFIGURATION, 096 AUTO ORDNANCE GOVT. MODEL 1911A1 .45ACP
CHECKERED BLACK PLASTIC GRIPS, EXC. BORE, 122 ZASTAVA EZ40 .40S&W #01638, 4-1/4” BARREL,
#E04014, BLUE, BROWN MILITARY-TYPE GRIPS, 3-DOT SIGHTS, RING HAMMER, EXC. GRIPS, MATTE
APPEARS NEW, NO BOX (W/PROVENANCE)................. 325 APPEARS NEW, NO BOX (W/PROVENANCE)................. 359
072 H&R SELF-LOADING .25acp PISTOL #12138, VERY BLUE, ACCESORY RAIL, APPEARS NEW & UNFIRED (W/
097 SAVAGE MODEL 1907 .32acp #53431, EXC. GRIPS, PROVENANCE)............................................................... 299
LATE 1ST VARIATION, 12 SLIDE SERATIONS, FLAT MAG EXC. BORE, EXC. ORIGINAL HI-LUSTER BLUE, 98% (W/
FOLLOWER, GOOD BORE, EXC. GRIPS, COLOR CASE 123 FROMMER MODEL 1910 .32 #3093, 4” BARREL,
PROVENANCE)............................................................... 650 GROOVED WALNUT GRIPS, EXC. WOOD-BASE MAG, GRIP
TRIGGER, FIRE BLUE SAFETY, 97% (W/PROVENANCE) 098 LUGER P08 DWM 1917/1920 ‘E/M’ KRIEGSMARINE &
....................................................................................... 450 SAFETY, EXC. BORE, 90-95% (W/PROVENANCE) ....... 2350
‘N870’ MARKED WITH E/M HOLSTER, MATCHING, EXC. 124 MICHIGAN ARMAMENT CUSTOM COMBAT .45acp #M1-A
073 H&R SELF-LOADING .25acp #8302, 1ST VARIATION, 12 BORE, WOOD BOTTOM MAG, EXC. GRIPS, 85% STRAW,
SLIDE SERATIONS, FLAT MAG FOLLOWER, GOOD BORE, 04000, COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL COPY, ADJUSTABLE
95-97% BLUE .............................................................. 3750 TRIGGER, ADJUSTABLE SIGHTS, HOGUE COMBAT GRIPS,
EXC. GRIPS, 2-1/8” BARREL, COLOR CASE TRIGGER, FIRE 099 MAUSER P38 SLIDE #1743, E/88 CYQ FRAME
BLUE SAFETY, 95% (W/PROVENANCE) ........................ 429 EXTENDED GRIP SAFETY, EXTENDED AMBIDEXTROUS
#1743s W/1962 REWORK MARKING & PROOFS, E/N SAFETY, RING HAMMER, EXC. BORE, APPEARS NEW, NO
074 BYF44 P38 REBUILD, MATCHING, NUMBERED E/135 UNNUMBERED 1961 REWORK DATE BARREL, POSTWAR
BARREL/LUG/SLIDE ASSEM., REPLACEMENT ALLOY BOX (W/PROVENANCE) ................................................. 595
REWORK GERMAN PROOFED, EXC. GRIPS, EXC. BORE,
FRAME NUMBERED TO MATCH, GERMAN WaA-AUSTRIAN 125 SWISS MODEL 1882 7.5mm ORDNANCE REVOLVER
HI-LUSTRE FINISH, NO IMPORT MARKS, FROM BUXTON
BH-FRECH STAR MARKINGS, EXC. BORE, EXC. GRIPS, #32831, 4-5/8” BBL., BUTT FITTED FOR SHOULDER-
COLLECTION, 99% ........................................................ 665
NO IMPORT MARKS, VERY NEAT VARIATION FROM THE 100 API-PAHRUMP DOUBLE STAR .45ACP #RIA849625, STOCK, WALNUT GRIPS, STRAW TRIGGER/HAMMER/
WARREN BUXTON COLLECTION, 99%.......................... 695 EXC. FINE-CHECKERED ROSEWOOD GRIPS, EXC. BORE, LOADING GATE/CYL. PIN/EJECTOR, EXC. BORE, MAY BE
075 HIGH STANDARD CAMP PERRY MODEL .45ACP 3-DOT SIGHTS, MATTE FINISH, APPEARS NEW (W/ UNISSUED, ANTIQUE/NO LICENSE NEEDED, 99% (W/
#HS00434, TARGET GRADE, STAINLESS FRAME, MATTE PROVENANCE)............................................................... 825 PROVENANCE)............................................................... 895
FINISH UPPER & SMALL PARTS, ADJUSTABLE TRIGGER, 101 MAUSER SVW45 P38 9mm #8056i, MATCHING, EXC. 126 FRENCH Mle 1935A .32L #B4123A, WaA251 MARKED,
KENSIGHT MICRO-ADJUST SIGHTS, HOGUE RUBBER WWII LATEWAR GRIPS, EXC. BORE, GERMAN WaA135 EXC. GRIPS, EXC. BORE, POSSIBLY UNISSUED, 99% (W/
GRIPS, TARGET GRADE M1911, EXC. BORE, APPEARS & FRENCH STAR PROOFS, FROM BUXTON COLLECTION, PROVENANCE)............................................................... 795
NEW (W/PROVENANCE) ................................................ 765 98% ............................................................................... 895 127 LUGER P08 BYF42 9mm #3347i, MATCHING, EXC.
076 BROWNING P35 HI-POWER WaA140 #471036 WITH 102 FRENCH LEX .25acp #910, VG GRIPS, VG BORE, 90-95% ORIGINAL CHECKERED WALNUT GRIPS & BLACK BASE
ORIGINAL LATEWAR BROWN HOLSTER & 2 CORRECT (W/PROVENANCE) ......................................................... 229 E/37 UNNOD. MAG, EXC. BORE, 97%.......................... 1950
LATEWAR MAGS, EXC. CORRECT BROWN PLASTIC 103 WEBLEY&SCOTT MODEL 1907 .25ACP #16186, EXC. 128 HIGH STANDARD M1911 CAMP PERRY MODEL .45acp
GRIPS, EXC. BORE, 95% ............................................. 1550 BORE, EXC. GRIPS, 97-98% BLUE ................................ 559 #HS00635, MATTE BLUE FINISH, 5” BARREL, CHECKERED
077 LUGER DWM1917 LP08 ARTILLERY #2032f, MARKED WALNUT GRIPS, KENSIGHT ADJUSTABLE TARGET
104 LUGER DWM 1906 NAVY MODEL 9mm #36451
ON SIDE RECEIVER “A.F. STOEGER INC. NEW YORK”, SIGHTS, STAINLESS MAG, ADJUSTABLE TRIGGER, EXC.
W/6” BARREL, UNNOD. ‘GERMANY’ & C/U MARKED
MATCHING EXCEPT MAG, EXC. GRIPS, GOOD BORE, BORE, APPEARS NEW, NO BOX, HAVE 2, (SLIGHTLY
EXC. MAG, OLD REBLUE, VERY SCARCE LUGER, 99% (W/ KRIEGSMARINE SHOULDER STOCK, 100-200 METER
REAR SIGHT, MATCHING, EXC, BORE, ‘GERMANY’ DIFFERENT MARKINGS) (W/PROVENANCE) ................. 765
PROVENANCE)............................................................. 2750 129 SMITH & WESSON MODEL M&P40 .40S&W #DXH6859,
078 S&W MOD 4046TSW TACTICAL .40S&W #BDK6926, MARKED RECEIVER, HAS SOME PITTING, VERY SCARCE
RIG, 85% ..................................................................... 3000 RAILMOUNT AT FRAME FRONT, APPEARS NEW (W/
EXC. GRIPS, EXC. BORE, NIGHT SIGHTS, MANUAL, PROVENANCE)............................................................... 335
APPEARS NEW & UNFIRED (W/PROVENANCE) ............ 379 105 ROCK ISLAND ARMORY MOD. 1911A1 FS .38SUPER
#RIA1362842, MATTE BLUE, SMOOTH WALNUT GRIPS, 130 S&W MOD. 6906 9MM STAINLESS COMPACT #VCH6700,
079 ARMSCOR 45 (M1911) TAC STANDARD .45ACP 3-1/2” BARREL, 3-DOT SIGHTS, WRAP-AROUND COMBAT
#AP240607, SLIDE SERATIONS FRONT & REAR, COMBAT MILITARY SPECS, APPEARS NEW & UNFIRED, NO BOX
(W/PROVENANCE) ......................................................... 529 GRIP ADDED, FINGER EXTENSION MAG, EXC. BORE, EXC.
SIGHTS, EXTENDED AMBIDEXTROUS THUMB SAFETY, GRIPS, 99% (W/PROVENANCE) .................................... 459
GRIP SAFETY & SLIDE STOP, LARGE RING HAMMER, EXC. 106 ROCK ISLAND ARMORY M1911A1 FS 9mm #RIA1253130,
MATTE FINISH GOVERNMENT MODEL CONFIGURATION, 131 COLT DIAMONDBACK .38SPL. #D84699, 6” VR BARREL,
CHECKERED WALNUT GRIPS, APPEARS UNFIRED, NO BLUE IN ORIGINAL BOX, 98% ..................................... 1500
BOX (W/PROVENANCE) ................................................. 529 SPUR HAMMER, FIXED SIGHTS, SMOOTH WALNUT-
TYPE STOCKS, APPEARS NEW & UNFIRED, NO BOX (W/ 132 SIG SAUER P220 .45acp #G174536 WITH EXTRA MAG IN
080 STERLING MODEL 400 .380D/A #B10010, 3-1/2”
BARREL, BLUE, VG CHECKERED WALNUT GRIPS, EXC. PROVENANCE)............................................................... 399 ORIGINAL BOX, 99% ..................................................... 850
BORE, 98% (W/PROVENANCE) ..................................... 229 107 HECKLER & KOCH VP70Z 9mm #86809, APPEARS NEW 133 IVER JOHNSON MODEL 1911A1 GOVERNMENT MODEL
081 STAR MODELO SUPER 9mm LARGO #332084, & UNFIRED, 99%+ (W/PROVENANCE) .......................... 825 .45acp #A000224, MATTE BLUE, EXC. WALNUT GRIPS
CHECKERED WALNUT GRIPS W/CHIP IN LEFT GRIP, 108 CROATIAN IMP MODEL PHP MV 9mm COMPACT WITH OWL’S-HEAD LOGO, MIL-SPEC, APPEARS NEW &
WORN BORE, 97% ........................................................ 399 #08869, MATCHING WITH MATCHING MAG, EXC. BLACK UNFIRED, NO BOX (W/PROVENANCE) .......................... 429
082 SMITH & WESSON MODEL 49 BODYGUARD .38SPL. CROATIAN MARKED HOLSTER, CROATIAN CREST OVER 134 COMPETITOR CORP. COMPETITOR 6.8 REM. #281107,
#357861, 2” BARREL, BLUE, FLAT-LATCH, ROUND BUTT- CHAMBER, EXC. GRIPS, EXC. BORE, 98% .................... 425 10-1/2” BARREL BULL-PUP DESIGN, SCOPE MOUNT,
DIAMOND GRIP, EXC. BORE, EARLY 1960s, C&R ELIGIBLE, 109 STEYR M9-A1 9mm #3022002, MATTE BLUE, POLYMER ACCU-TRIGGER, SYNTHETIC STOCK, MATTE BLUE, MAG.
SOME FRECKLING ON LEFT SIDE, 95% ........................ 525 FRAME, 15RD. MAG, NEW&UNFIRED, NO BOX (W/ RESEARCH LONE EAGLE DESIGN, APPEARS NEW, NO BOX
084 VICKERS 1906 9mm DUTCH LUGER #4429, EXC. GRIPS, PROVENANCE)............................................................... 429 (W/PROVENANCE) ......................................................... 475
EXC. BORE, EXC. MARKINGS, MATCHING, UNNOD. MAG, 110 AUSTRIAN GASSER IMPROVED MILITARY MODEL 1873 135 COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL .45acp #2845811, BLUE,
40% STRAW, 97% BLUE (W/PROVENANCE) .............. 5000 11mm SERVICE REVOLVER #16023, ENGRAVED HIGH CHECKERED ROSEWOOD DIAMOND GRIPS, 3-DOT
085 S&W 745 .45acp #DVC3474, “IPSC 10th ANNIVERSARY GRADE, FACTORY NICKEL, WHITE BONE FACTORY GRIPS, SIGHTS, APPEARS NEW & UNFIRED, NO BOX (W/
1976-1986” 2-TONE COMMEMORATIVE, STAINLESS LANYARD RING, GOOD BORE, 90% ANTIQUE, NO LICENSE PROVENANCE)............................................................... 895
LOWER/BLUED SLIDE, EXC. BORE, EXC. ORIGINAL REQUIRED(W/PROVENANCE) ..................................... 1100 136 GLOCK MODEL 30 SUB-COMPACT .45ACP #SUT020,
CHECKERED WALNUT GRIPS, 99%+ (W/PROVENANCE) 111 MERIDAN FIREARMS 5” BARREL 5-SHOT .38S&W TOP- NEW IN BOX WITH PAPERS & 2 MAGS ........................ 500
..................................................................................... 1000 BREAK REVOLVER, NICKEL WEAR, EXC. ORIGINAL BLACK 137 GRENDEL P10 .380 AUTO #23159, POLYMER
086 MAUSER C96 CONEHAMMER #7000 WITH ORIGINAL OVERSIZE GRIP, EXC. BORE, EXC. ACTION, NO PITTING, FRAME, DOUBLE ACTION ONLY, EXC. BORE, 98% (W/
MATCHING STOCK, FAIR BORE, OLD VARNISH ADDED 60% ............................................................................... 225 PROVENANCE)............................................................... 229
NICELY TO STOCK & GRIPS, EXC. OAKLEAF ENGRAVING 112 GOLD RUSH 6-SHOT .22 CAL PEPPERBOX, HIGH 138 MAUSER C96 BOLO #78222, SCARCE 9mm EXPORT
ON BOTH SIDES OF MAGAZINE, FLOORPLATE & TOP OF QUALITY, NICKLE FRAME, BLUED BARREL AND SMALL CALIBER MODEL, MATCHING, SCARE MAUSER HARD
BARREL, 80% ORIGINAL FIREBLUE ON SMALL PARTS, PARTS, ENGRAVED, ASTRA 1970s PROD., SHOOTS .22 RUBBER GRIPS, POOR BORE, EXC. RESTORATION, 98%
85-90% BLUE OVERALL WITH PROFESSIONAL TOUCH-UP AIR-GUN PELLETS, COMES WITH POWDER MEASURE & ..................................................................................... 1775
OVER ENGRAVED AREAS ............................................ 7000 RAMROD, NO FFL NEEDED, NEW IN BOX, HIGH QUALITY, 139 SIG SAUER P229 .40S&W #AM46124 WITH NIGHT
087 H&R MODEL 950 9-SHOT 5-1/2” BARREL DOUBLE HAVE SEVERAL, DEALER PRICES AVAILABLE .............. 195 SIGHTS & TACTICAL RAIL, 3 MAGS & PAPERWORK, NEW
ACTION .22 REVOLVER, NICKEL, WALNUT GRIP, EXC. 113 COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL .45acp #C135335, 1924 IN CASE/BOX ................................................................. 950
BORE, 95% .................................................................... 199 MANUFACTURE, EXC. WALNUT GRIPS, EXC. BORE, MINOR 140 FIOCCHI MOD. MP CAL. 32WC #0762, ADJUSTABLE
088 MAUSER BYF43 P38 9mm #3007f, EXC. GRIPS, EXC. FRONT GRIP STRAP WEAR, 97% (W/PROVENANCE) ..3350 ERGONOMIC GRIP, ADJ. TRIGGER ASSEMBLY, VERY
BORE, POSTWAR P38 MAG, DIP BLUE, VERY FAINT 114 HOPKINS & ALLEN 5-SHOT .32RF SOLID FRAME 2-3/4” HIGH QUALITY, 4-7/8” BARREL, BLUE, APPEARS NEW (W/
IMPORT MARK, 99% ..................................................... 600 OCT BARREL REVOLVER, EXC. GRIPS, GOOD BORE, EXC. PROVENANCE)............................................................. 1100
089 STAR MODEL MI STARFIRE 9mm HI-CAP #1714392, ACTION, 95% (ANTIQUE-NO FFL REQUIRED) ............... 225 141 WALTHER P38 ac45 WaA359 LATEWAR FACTORY
EXC. GRIPS, EXC. BORE, 98% (W/PROVENANCE) ........ 350 115 COLT MODEL 1911 .45acp #284239, CUSTOM REBUILD, MISMATCH #4367c, EXC. GRIPS, HAMMER IN-THE-
090 BRITISH “THE CONSTABULARY LARGE FRAME DOUBLE “TRAPPER GUN” MARKED. S&W RED-RAMP/WHITE WHITE, EXC. BORE, EXC. GRIPS, 97-98%..................... 825
ACTION BULLDOG 6-SHOT .450 REVOLVER, 4” BARREL, OUTLINE SIGHTS, SATIN NICKEL FINISH. EXTENDED
LANYARD RING, CHECKERED WALNUT GRIPS, IN THE SLIDE STOP, GRIP SAFTEY & THUMB SAFETY, PACHMAYR Continued on Next Page
WHITE, GOOD BORE (W/PROVENANCE) ....................... 695 GRIPS, EXC. BORE, 97% (W/PROVENANCE) .............. 1100
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142 CAI ELITE GOVERNMENT MODEL .45acp #CALE450194, 167 FRENCH MAC MODELE 1935S 7.65L #MAC-F 277, EXC. 196 BAYARD MODEL 1908 .32acp #176878, WWI IMPERIAL
MATTE BLUE, RIBBED SLIDE, RING HAMMER, EXTENDED GRIPS, EXC. BORE, 95% (W/PROVENANCE) ................ 375 MILITARY PROOFED, WRONG GRIPS, DARK BORE, 90%
SLIDE STOP, GRIP SAFETY & THUMB-SAFETY, EXC. 168 LASERARMS MODEL 4525FS STAINLESS .45 AUTO ....................................................................................... 225
BLACK GRIPS, APPEARS NEW & UNFIRED, NO BOX (W/ #C00538, 5” BARREL, EXC. BLACK GRIPS, RR FRONT & 197 BROWNING P35 SLOTTED/TANGENT WaA613 #44990
PROVENANCE)............................................................... 449 WO REAR SIGHTS, APPEARS NEW, LAZER BASE ONLY (W/ WITH jkh42 HOLSTER & 2 CORRECT WWII MAGS, 1ST
143 COLT MODEL 1903 POCKET HAMMER .38ACP #29177, PROVENANCE)............................................................... 399 VARIATION WITH STOCK SLOT & TANGENT REAR SIGHT,
1912 MANUFACTURE, VG-EXC. BORE, FIRE BLUE 169 WEBLEY “WG” ARMY MODEL .455/476 6-SHOT TOP- WaA613 ON TRIGGER GUARD, VG BORE, EXC. GRIPS,
TRIGGER, COLOR CASE HAMMER, EXC. GRIPS, REPLACED BREAK REVOLVER #14584, 6” BARREL, EXC. BORE, CORRECT WWII MAG, MATCHING WITH SLIDE FORCE
MAG, 85% (W/PROVENANCE)..................................... 1150 ORIGINAL BLACK GRIPS W/CHIP ON RIGHT GRIP, MATCHED FROM #45080 TO #44990, 90%................. 3500
144 LUGER P08 ERFURT 1917 9mm #524, BERLIN “TP” LANYARD RING, VERY HI-POLISH COMMERCIAL FINISH, 198 STAR MEGASTAR .45acp #2026421, EXC. GRIPS,
(TECHNICAL POLICE) MARKED, MATCHING INCLUDING GERMAN SILVER FRONT SIGHT, NO PITTING, HONEST EXC. BORE, HI-CAP DOUBLE-STACK MAG, 95% (W/
MAG, EXC. BORE, EXC. GRIPS, 97% ........................... 1650 WEAR, 85% (W/PROVENENCE)................................... 1950 PROVENANCE)............................................................... 450
145 WALTHER PPK WWII POLICE E/C #348920K, MATCHING, 171 WALTHER AC42 P38 #4366, MATCHING WITH 199 DETONICS 45 MKVI STAINLESS SUB-COMPACT .45acp
NICE GRAY GRIP, EXC. BORE, 95% ............................ 1500 MATCHING MAG, EXTRA MAG #4360 (6-NUMBERS OFF) #CR21065, 3-DOT SIGHTS, CHECKERED ROSEWOOD
146 COLT CCO MODEL “COLT GUNSITE MODEL” AND EXC. HARDSHELL HOLSTER, GOOD BORE, EXC. GRIPS W/DETONICS LOGO, EXC. BORE, 99%............... 925
COMMANDER SIZE .45acp #0181GCP, ROSEWOOD- DARK BROWN GRIPS, 97%......................................... 1975 200 SIG SAUER P220 .22LR #G415422, 3-DOT ADJUSTABLE
COLOR CHECKERED DIAMOND GRIPS, EXTENDED GRIP- 173 FRENCH UNIQUE KRIEGSMODELL .32acp #73535, WWII SIGHTS, PACHMAYR COMBAT RUBBER WRAP AROUND
SAFETY & THUMB-SAFTEY, RING HAMMER, ADJUSTABLE GERMAN WaAD20 PROOFED, EXC. GRIPS, EXC. BORE, GRIP OVER ORIGINAL GRIP, APPEARS NEW, NO BOX (W/
TRIGGER, COMBAT SIGHTS, MATTE BLUE, EXC. BORE, 97% ............................................................................... 975 PROVENANCE)............................................................... 765
EXC. GRIPS, APPEARS NEW (W/PROVENANCE) ........ 1000 174 S&W MODEL 645 .45acp STAINLESS #TBM1403, EXC. 202 DWM LUGER MODEL 1906 4-3/4” BARREL 7.65mm
147 ROCK ISLAND ARMORY GOVERNMENT MODEL TACT BLACK GRIPS, RR FRONT & WO REAR SIGHTS, APPEARS #1053, PORTUGESE CONTRACT, CORRECT PORTUGESE
2011 .45acp #RIA1306824, 5” BARREL, RAIL MOUNT NEW, NO BOX (W/PROVENANCE) ................................. 595 MAG, GOOD BORE & GRIPS, GRIP SAFETY, 90%+ (W/
ON FRAME FORWARD OF TRIGGER, COMBAT SIGHTS, 175 LUGER P08 1937 MAUSER BANNER COMMERCIAL 9mm PROVENANCE)............................................................. 2300
SKELETONIZED WIDE TRIGGER, EXTENDED GRIP SAFETY, #4691v, MATCHING WITH MATCHING MAG, ‘GERMANY’ 204 CHINESE FN BROWNING MODEL 1900 COPY .32
EXTENDED AMBIDEXTROUS THUMB SAFETY, CHECKERED MARKED ON FRAME & MAG, 1ST VARIATION RUST BLUE, AUTO #5856, VERY GOOD COPY/VARIANT, EXC. FN
WALNUT GRIPS, RING HAMMER, MATTE BLACK FINISH, STRAW SMALL PARTS, EXC. BORE, VERY RARE LATVIAN MONOGRAMMED CHEECKERED GRIPS, MISSING
APPEARS NEW, NO BOX (W/PROVENANCE)................. 449 MAG, LIGHT PITTING, GRAY FINISH, POOR BORE (W/
CONTRACT LUGER, 85% ............................................. 2500
149 MAGNUM RESEARCH DESERT EAGLE .44MAG PROVENANCE)............................................................... 150
#99200307, 6” BARREL, BLUE, NEW IN CASE/BOX W/2 176 BERETTA MODEL 1935 .32acp #585754, WWII GERMAN
4UT PROOFED, MATCHING, MATTE FINISH, EXC. BORE, 205 COLT 1903 POCKET HAMMERLESS .32acp #440046,
MAGS, PAPERS & ACCES............................................ 1100
EXC. GRIPS, 98-99% ..................................................... 650 1924 PRODUCTION, EXC. COLT LOGO BLACK GRIPS, EXC.
150 INTERARMS WALTHER PPK/S STAINLESS .380
#S156460, NEW IN BOX WITH 2 MAGS, PAPERS & 178 BERETTA MODEL 92FS CENTURION TYPE-M COMPACT BORE, 98-99% BLUE ................................................... 1195
ACCES............................................................................ 750 9mm #BER145650, “WASHINGTON STATE PATROL” 206 CHINESE FN BROWNING 1900 COPY .32 AUTO #21021,
152 ROCK ISLAND ARMORY GOVERNMENT MODEL TACT CONTRACT MARKED, DOUBLE ACTION, 3-DOT SIGHTS, MATCHING, SLIGHTLY HEAVIER FRAME VARIANT,
2011 .45acp #RIA1383533, MATTE BLACK FINISH, EXC. GRIPS, EXC. BORE, MATTE FINISH, APPEARS NEW PUSH BUTTON MAG RELEASE AT BOTTOM OF GRIP,
SKELETONIZED WIDE TRIGGER, RING HAMMER, RAIL & UNFIRED, NO BOX (W/PROVENANCE)....................... 650 REFINISHED EXOTIC WOOD GRIPS, POOR BORE, IN THE
MOUNT ON FRAME FORWARD OF TRIGGER, EXTENDED 179 BERETTA MODEL 92FS STAINLESS 9MM #BER075541, WHITE (W/PROVENANCE) ............................................. 325
WIDE GRIP SAFETY, CHECKERED MAINSPRING HOUSING, NEW IN BOX WITH 2 MAGS, WALNUT BERETTA GRIPS, 207 COLT GOVT. MODEL 1911 WWI COMMEMORATIVE .45
EXTENDED AMBIDEXTROUS THUMB SAFETY, CUSTOM ORIGINAL GRIPS, PAPERS & ORIGINAL SLEEVE ......... 600 #303-M2, EMBELLISHED SLIDE, COLT REPLACEMENT
BLACK/GRAY COURSE PLASTIC GRIPS, RED HI-VIZ 180 AUSTRIA ISSC M22 .22LR AUTO #AAC121, GLOCK- BLACK GRIPS, EXC. BORE, 80% BLUE.......................... 625
FRONT SIGHT, 2-DOT REAR ADJUSTABLE COMBAT COPY, POLYMER FRAME, ACCES. RAIL ON FRAME 208 VEGA COMBAT MATCH STAINLESS .45acp #2096,
SIGHT, APPEARS NEW, NO BOX (W/PROVENANCE) .... 469 AHEAD OF TRIGGER GUARD, APPEARS NEW, NO BOX (W/ MANUFACTURED IN SACRAMENTO, CALIF, EXC.
153 MAUSER C96 WWI COMMERCIAL 7.63X25 PROVENANCE)............................................................... 350 CHECKERED WALNUT GRIPS, EXC. BORE, EXTENDED
“BROOMHANDLE” #217864, MATCHING, EXC. WALNUT 181 EAA WITNESS .45ACP SEMI-AUTO #AE57761, EXC. THUMB SAFETY, EXTENDED SLIDE STOP, SOLID RIB ON
GRIPS, VG BORE, LANYARD RING, 97% BLUE ........... 1850 BORE & GRIPS, 99% (W/PROVENANCE) ...................... 359 SLIDE, 98% (W/PROVENANCE)..................................... 685
154 RUGER MKII GOV’T. TARGET MODEL .22LR STAINLESS 182 BERETTA MODEL 92FS NICKEL 470th ANNIVERSARY, 209 CHINESE FN BROWNING MODEL 1900 COPY .32 AUTO
KMK-678G #217-42969, 6-7/8” BARREL, CHECKERED #288 of 470, MODEL 9mm #BER069735, HI-POLISH #125053, MEDIUM FRAME VARIANT, MATCHING, EXC.
BRN. LAMINATE RUGER TARGET GRIPS, NEW IN BOX STAINLESS, SIGNATURE IN GOLD ON SLIDE LEFT, GOLD GRIPS, EXC. IN THE WHITE FINISH, WEAK BORE, 95%
WITH TARGET, 2 MAGS & SLEEVE ............................... 525 BAND AROUND MUZZLE, GOLD BERETTA MEDALLIONS ....................................................................................... 475
155 MICHIGAN ARMAMENT COMBAT ELITE .45acp #M10003, IN WALNUT GRIPS, “470 YEARS” IN GOLD ON SLIDE 210 CHINESE FN BROWNING COPY .32 AUTO #1945,
STAINLESS, PORTED SLIDE&BARREL, ADJUSTABLE TOP W/BERETTA LOGO, NEW & UNFIRED, NO BOX (W/ MEDIUM FRAME VARIANT, MATCHING, EXC. CHECKERED
TRIGGER, FITTED & STREAMLINED SLIDE W/MILLET PROVENANCE)............................................................. 1800 WOOD GRIPS W/PALM SWELL AT REAR OF GRIP, 1
REAR SIGHT, RING HAMMER, EXTENDED MAG.RELEASE/ 183 BUSHMASTER CARBON 15 9mm #D12236 IN ORIGINAL REPAIRED CRACK, POOR BORE, IN THE WHITE, EXC.
SLIDE STOP/GRIP SAFETY/THUMB-SAFETY, PACHMAYR BOX WITH 3 MAGS, 7” BARREL, FLASH-HIDER, SLING, CONDITION (W/PROVENANCE) ..................................... 395
GRIP, APPEARS NEW & UNFIRED, NO BOX (W/ PICATINNY RAIL, APPEARS NEW & UNFIRED .............. 750 211 PARA ORDNANCE 12.45 LDA SUB-COMPACT.45acp
PROVENANCE)............................................................... 795 185 SIG SAUER MOSQUITO CAMO .22 AUTO #F071445 #DC1559, DOUBLE STACK MAG, 3-5/8” BARREL, EXC.
156 S&W MODEL SW40VE .40S&W #RAL0697, STAINLESS THREADED FOR SILENCER, 3-DOT SIGHTS, APPEARS BORE, EXC. BLACK PARA GRIPS, HAMMERLESS STRIKER-
WITH POLYMER FRAME, HI-CAP MAG, EXC. BORE, 99% NEW & UNFIRED, NO BOX (W/PROVENANCE) .............. 595 TYPE ACTION, 98% (W/PROVENANCE)......................... 549
....................................................................................... 285 187 SIG SAUER P229 .40S&W #AH15097, 4” BARREL, 3 215 ZEHNA/SUHL MODEL 19 .25ACP #13933, EXC. GRIPS,
157 CHARLES DALY DDA 10-40/45 40S&W COMPACT #DA EXTRA MAGS & MANUAL, HAMMER DROP SAFETY, GOOD BORE, MISSING MAG, 93% ................................ 250
01972, POLYMER FRAME, EXC. BORE, APPEARS NEW & EXC. BORE, WHITE DOT/BAR SIGHTS, 98-99% (W/ 216 S&W STRAIGHT-LINE .22 TARGET #854, 10” BARREL,
UNFIRED (W/PROVENANCE) ......................................... 325 PROVENANCE)............................................................... 865 EXC. BORE & GRIPS, NO BOX, 99% (W/PROVENANCE)
158 TISAS/IAC MODEL 1911A1 .45acp #11Y01095, MATTE 188 SIG SAUER P226 9mm #U399181 WITH EXC. CHECKERED ..................................................................................... 2250
BLUE, MIL-SPEC GOVERNMENT MODEL, APPEARS NEW WALNUT GRIPS, 2 EXTRA MAGS & MANUAL, EXC. BORE, 220 INTERARMS/HUNGARIAN MkII APK .380 #AK05947,
& UNFIRED, NO BOX (W/PROVENANCE)....................... 350 HAMMER DROP SAFETY, 99% (W/PROVENANCE) ....... 895 DOUBLE ACTION, EXC. THUMBREST GRIP, EXC. BORE,
159 SIG SAUER P556 .223 SWAT #TP001839 WITH QUAD 189 MAUSER HSC .32 #885908, WWII POLICE E/L MARKED, APPEARS NEW, 99% (W/PROVENANCE) ...................... 285
RAIL, 3 MAGS, 9” BBL., FLASH-HIDER, SIG SAUER SCOPE, MATCHING, EXC. BROWN PLASTIC WWII GRIPS 221 CASPIAN ARMS M1911 GOVERNMENT STAINLESS
NEW IN PADDED CASE ................................................ 1850 (SCARCE), EXC. BORE, NICE ORIGINAL MAG, SMALL .45ACP #51856, BLUE SMALL PARTS, CHECKERED
160 MAUSER HSC .32 WWII LUFTWAFFE CONTRACT IMPORT MARK ON FRAME, 90% .................................. 725 ROSEWOOD DIAMOND GRIPS, EXC. BORE, 98-99% (W/
#822996, E/135 PROOFED, EXC. BROWN LUFTWAFFE 190 COLT MODEL 1908 .380 POCKET HAMMERLESS PROVENANCE)............................................................... 665
CONTRACT CDC43 DROOP E/7 THEUERMANN PAT. #108814, 1931 MFR., EXC. CHECKERED WALNUT GRIPS 222 I.A.I. JAVELINA 10mm STAINLESS GOVERNMENT
HOLSTER & 2 MAGS, EXC. GRIPS, EXC. BORE, 99% . 3450 WITH COLT MEDALLIONS, EXC. BORE, EXC. 2-TONE MAG, MODEL #J02405, ADJUSTABLE SIGHTS & TRIGGER,
161 WEBLEY & SCOTT MKIII COMMERCIAL .38 TOP-BREAK SOME SMALL SPOTS OF LIGHT PITTING FORWARD OF EXTENDED SLIDE STOP & SAFETY, FACTORY WRAP
REVOLVER #8003, HI-LUSTRE COMMERCIAL FINISH, CHAMBER AREA, 90% (W/PROVENANCE) .................. 1000 AROUND GRIP, 99% (W/PROVENANCE) ..................... 1000
EXC. GRIPS, GOOD BORE, BRITISH RETAILER MARKED 191 REISING .22 AUTO TARGET PISTOL #11072, PATENT 223 SPRINGFIELD ARMORY M1911-A1 .45acp #WW74353,
ON TOP-STRAP “R.RAMSBOTTON 81 MARKET ST. DATED 1916 AND 1921, 6-3/4” BARREL, FRONT SIGHT MILITARY SPECIFICATION FEATURES & PROPER PARKED
MANCHESTER”, MID-1890s PRODUCTION, FADING BLUE FINISH, DIAMOND PATTERN CHECKERED WALNUT GRIPS
ADJUSTABLE FOR HFIGHT, REAR SIGHT ADJUSTABLE
IN PLACES, NO PITTING, ANTIQUE, 50-60%................. 895 WITH “U.S.” CENTERED IN BANNER, APPEARS NEW (W/
162 NORINCO MODEL 1911A1 .45ACP #401431, EXC. FOR WINDAGE, EXC. GRIPS, EXC. BORE, STRAW
HAMMER, 80% (W/PROVENANCE) ............................... 780 PROVENANCE)............................................................... 650
BORE. LARGE RING HAMMER, ADJUSTABLE TRIGGER, 225 CZ 100 9mm #A9754 IN ORIGINAL BOX WITH 2 MAGS
EXTENDED GRIP SAFETY, COARSE CHECKERED TAN 193 SPANISH FAC 7-SHOT 8mm LARGE FRAME VELO DOG-
TYPE REVOLVER, 1924 DATE, 3” BARREL, GERMAN AKah & ACCES., MANUAL, ADJUSTABLE 3-DOT SIGHTS, EXC.
GRIPS, APPEARS NEW & UNFIRED (W/PROVENANCE)
RETAILER MARKED, ROUND BUTT, LANYARD RING, BORE, 99% .................................................................... 300
....................................................................................... 599
163 RUGER SUPER SINGLE SIX .22MAG #60-04308, EARLY DOUBLE ACTION, EXC. BORE, EXC. GRIP, EJECTOR KNOB 226 ROCK ISLAND GOVERNMENT MODEL LOWER
3-SCREW MODEL, 6-1/2” BARREL, 1969 MFR., EXC. BORE, MISSING, POLISHED TRIGGER & HAMMER, BRIGHT #RIA849624 WITH CEINER PLATINUM CUP .22LR
VG-EXC. GRIPS, APPLIED MATTE FINISH, EXC. 99% (W/ BLUE, 90% (W/PROVENANCE) ...................................... 325 CONVERSION KIT UPPER, BLUE, CHECKERED WALNUT
PROVENANCE)............................................................... 429 194 CASPIAN ARMS 1911 MODEL #55039, 2-TONE, GRAY/ DIAMOND GRIPS, AS NEW (W/PROVENANCE) ............. 429
164 NORINCO M1911A1 .45acp AUTOMATIC #305573, GREEN LOWER W/ACCES. RAIL, ADJUSTABLE TRIGGER, 227 METRO ARMS AMERICAN CLASSIC 1911-A1
EXC. BROWN PLASTIC MILITARY-TYPE GRIPS, BLUE, KLARGE RING HAMMER, NOWLIN .45 BARREL, NOVAK’S GOVERNMENT MODEL .45acp #A04713, EXC. MILITARY
APPEARS NEW & UNFIRED, NO BOX (W/PROVENANCE) ADJUSTABLE FIBER OPTIC SIGHTS AND MAG, LARGE SPECS, CHECKERED WALNUT GRIPS, EXC. BORE,
....................................................................................... 549 RING HAMMER, SMOOTH FANCY WALNUT GRIPS, MATTE FINISH, VERY NICE, APPEARS NEW, NO BOX (W/
165 LUGER P08 C.C.C.P. CHAMBER MARKED RUSSIAN LARGE BUTTON MAG RELEASE, EXTENDED GRIP SAFETY PROVENANCE)............................................................... 429
MILITARY REWORK #46, WWII REWORK PROOF MARK & THUMB SAFETY, VERY TRICK CUSTOM CASPIAN, 228 SIG ARMS GSR MODEL STAINLESS .45acp #GS02973,
USED 1941-1947, MATCHING EXCEPT TAKEDOWN LEVER, APPEARS NEW, NO BOX (W/PROVENANCE)............... 2995 RAIL MOUNT UNDER FRAME FORWARD OF TRIGGER,
UNNOD. WOOD BOTTOM MAG, RUSSIAN STAR PROOF 195 PO MODEL 1911 9X25 STAINLESS CUSTOM RACE GUN RING HAMMER, CHECKERED WALNUT GRIPS, EXC. BORE,
ON RIGHT SIDE OF CHAMBER, EXC. BORE, NO IMPORT #PH5902, STAGGERED HICAP-TYPE MAG, EXTENDED MAG ADJUSTABLE SKELETONIZED TRIGGER, RING HAMMER,
MARKS, SCARCE VARIANT, 98% (W/PROVENANCE) . 3000 RELEASE & GRIP SAFETY, EXTENDED AMBIDEXTROUS EXTENDED THUMB SAFETY, EXTENDED WIDE GRIP
166 MAUSER C96 7.63mm #332140, WWI IMPERIAL SAFETY, PROPOINT SCOPE, LARGE RING HAMMER, SAFETY, 3-DOT COMBAT SIGHTS, APPEARS NEW, NO BOX
PROOFED WITH ORIGINAL STOCK/HOLSTER SMOOTH/TIGHT ACTION, CUSTOM BUILT, MUZZLE- (W/PROVENANCE) ......................................................... 850
(UNNUMBERED), LANYARD RING, EXC. BORE, EXC. BREAK, EXC. GRIPS, EXC. BORE, 90% (W/PROVENANCE)
GRIPS, EXC. FIREBLUE, 97% ...................................... 2450 ..................................................................................... 1500 Continued on Next Page
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229 SIG SAUER P239 9mm COMPACT #SA139763, 2-TONE 261 DOUBLE STAR STAR-15 9mm #DS36189, 32 ROUND 291 REMINGTON MODEL 7 .243 #7617369 W/REDFIELD 2-7
STAINLESS SLIDE/MATTE BLUE FRAME & SMALL PARTS, MAG, FLAT-TOP RECEIVER, FLIP-UP REAR SIGHT, 16- WIDEFIELD SCOPE, 12” L.O.P. YOUTH STOCK, MAG-NA-
NIGHT SIGHTS, EXC. BORE, APPEARS NEW, NO BOX (W/ 1/2” BARREL WITH FLASH-HIDER INCLUDED, EXC. BORE, PORTED BARREL, 80-85% BLUE ON TRIGGER GUARD &
PROVENANCE)............................................................... 650 APPEARS NEW, NO BOX (W/PROVENANCE)................. 750 FLOORPLATE, 95% OVERALL (W/PROVENANCE)......... 525
230 PEIPER-MELIOR NEW MODEL .25acp #2814 WITH GRIP 262 SPRINGFIELD M1 GARAND .30-06 WWII 292 SAFETY HARBOR FIREARMS SHTF 50 RAPTOR CAL.
SAFETY, TOP EJECT, GRIP WEAR, CRACK IN RIGHT GRIP, COMMEMORATIVE #WW1510, 24K GOLD-PLATED TRIM, 50BMG BOLT ACTION ON S&W M&P 15 FRAME #SP90676,
GOOD BORE, 85% (W/PROVENANCE)........................... 325 HI-LUSTRE BLUE & STOCK FINISH, FROM AMERICAN WITH DETACHABLE MAG, MUZZLEBREAK, PICATINNY
232 DGC CUSTOM GUNSMITHING HARTFORD MODEL 1911 HISTORICAL SOCIETY, NO BOX, APPEARS UNFIRED (W/ RAIL, 26” BARREL, APPEARS NEW & UNFIRED (W/
.45acp #EMF00039, WALNUT CHECKERED DIAMOND PROVENANCE)............................................................. 3150 PROVENANCE)............................................................. 2450
GRIPS, FINE TRIGGER, HIGH QUALITY ......................... 465 263 BUSHMASTER XM15-E2S #L2811934, 16” BBL. 295 BUSHMASTER XM15-E2S #L187967, 16” BARREL, .22LR
234 METRO ARMS AMERICAN CLASSIC COMMANDER .45acp CONVERTED TO .45acp, NO MAG OR FEED BLOCK, NEW CONVERSION KIT INSTALLED, 99% (W/PROVENANCE)
#AI0027, 4” BARREL, SKELETONIZED RING HAMMER, (W/PROVENANCE) ......................................................... 500 ....................................................................................... 499
ADJUSTABLE TRIGGER, MATTE FINISH, 3-DOT SIGHTS, 264 REMINGTON MODEL 10 12GA. #116118, 30” FULL, 297 WARDS WESTERN FIELD MODEL SB30A (STEVENS 520)
EXTENDED SAFTIES & SLIDE STOP, EXC. CHECKERED SOLID RIB, MATCHING, BOTTOM EJECTION, NICE 26” I.C. VR 12GA. #11386, EXC. CHECKERED WALNUT
WALNUT GRIPS, APPEARS NEW (W/PROVENANCE).... 429 WALNUT STOICKS WITH MINOR CHIPPING AT RECEIVER STOCKS, EXC. BORE, DECELERATOR PAD, EXC. REFINISH,
236 COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL MkIV/SERIES 70 BLUE JUNCTION, GUN METAL GRAY, NOT PITTIED, VG BORE 99% ............................................................................... 249
9mm STEYR #70S50484, COLT GOLD MEDALLIONS IN ....................................................................................... 225 298 I.A.B. CAPE OUTFITTERS M1874 .45-70 BUFFALO RIFLE
CHECKERED WALNUT GRIPS, EXC. BORE .................. 1500 265 BROWNING SUPERPOSED 12GA 26-1/2” IC/M #51386, #43241, 30” OCTAGON BARREL, CHECKERED WALNUT
237 THOMPSON AUTO ORDNANCE ZG-51 “PIT BULL” .45acp BELGIAN MFR., EARLY ROUND KNOB PISTOL GRIP, STOCKS, COLOR CASE RECEIVER/HAMMER/LEVER,
#AOC62181, INTEGRAL MUZZLEBREAK, RING HAMMER, CHECKERED HI-GLOSS STOCK WITH SOME MINOR DOUBLE-SET TRIGGERS, OPEN SIGHTS, EXC. BORE,
WRAP AROUNG RUBBER GRIP WITH AUTO ORD. DINGS, EXC. BORES, 98% BLUE (W/PROVENANCE) .. 1750 TAPPED FOR RECEIVER SIGHT, EXC. BORE, 97% ........ 695
MEDALLIONS, EXC. BORE, APPEARS NEW, NO BOX (W/ 266 DTA, INC. SRS .338LM/LAPUA #DTAI000012, 10X65Z-A 300 BERETTA MODEL A400 EXCEL (J40CJ28) 20GA.
PROVENANCE)............................................................... 500 SCOPE, MUZZLEBREAK, PICITINNY RAIL FOREARM, #XA123251, NEW & UNFIRED IN HARDCASE WITH ALL
239 ITALIAN BRIXIA MODEL 1912 9mm #D11, EXC. BLACK DETACHABLE MAG, EXTRA MAG, MANUAL, EXTRA SCOPE PAPERS & ACCES........................................................ 1395
MOUNT, WRENCH, MATCH TRIGGER, BULLPUP DESIGN, 301 REMINGTON 722 .222 #408854, 30” STAINLESS HEAVY
GRIPS W/EAGLES, LANYARD RING, GOOD BORE, 95% (W/
ADJUSTABLE BUTTSTOCK, VERY EARLY RIFLE, APPEARS BARREL, BUSHNELL 6-18 SCOPE W/ADJUSTABLE FRONT
PROVENANCE)............................................................. 2250 NEW & UNFIRED, EXQUISITE (W/PROVENANCE) ....... 5900
240 S&W MODEL 5906 STAINLESS 9mm #TZW5547, 4” & REAR LENS, HEAVY LAMINATED WALNUT STOCK, 22LB.
267 WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 GRADE 1 .45LC #NT0879 CUSTOM ‘TABLE GUN’, 95% (W/PROVENANCE)............700
BARREL, EXC. HOGUE GRIPS, EXC. BORE, DOUBLE IN ORIGINAL WINCHESTER BOX, ENGRAVED RECEIVER,
ACTION, AMBIDEXTROUS HAMMER DROP SAFETY, 95%+ 302 SPRINGFIELD ARMORY M1A .308 #111400 W/BIPOD,
24-1/12” ROUND BARREL, STEEL CRESCENT BUTTPLATE, VERY HEAVY/WIDE WALNUT STOCK, DRILLED FOR SCOPE
(W/PROVENANCE) ......................................................... 375 WALNUT STOCKS, 5 SMALL DINGS IN BUTTSTOCK, 100% BUT NO SCOPE PRESENT, BELIEVED TO BE SNIPER OR
241 TAURUS PT945 STAINLESS .45acp #NQK49748 IN BLUE, APPEARS UNFIRED............................................. 949 MATCH GRADE, EXC. BORE, 95% (W/PROVENANCE) .2250
ORIGINAL BOX W/ACCES., EXC. GRIPS, EXC. BORE, 3-DOT 268 BUSHMASTER XM15-E2S #L281761, 16” BARREL, 305 AUTO ORDNANCE THOMPSON 1927A1 .45acp #V1182,
SIGHTS, 99% ................................................................. 329 CONVERTED TO .40S&W, NO MAG OR FEED BLOCK, NEW VIETNAM WAR COMMEMORATIVE, GOLD TRIM &
242 ITALIAN GLISENTI 9mm #Q1788, EXC. CHECKERED (W/PROVENANCE) ......................................................... 500 EMBELLISHMENTS, MILITARY-TYPE BLACK SLING, EXC.
WALNUT GRIPS, CHECKERED GRIP SAFETY, FROSTED 269 CHINESE SKS 7.62X39 WITH 25RD. MAG, RED-DOT BORE, 95% (W/PROVENANCE) ................................... 1500
BORE, NICKEL MAG, 97-98% (W/PROVENANCE) ....... 1750 SCOPE, SKELETONIZED SYNTHETIC CAMO STOCK, 306 WINCHESTER MODEL 70 .223 WSSM #G2518307,
243 COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL .45 #CGP0197, LIMITED AFDJUSTABLE CHEEKPIECE, FLASH-HIDER, EXC. BORE, SYNTHETIC STOCK, 22” BARREL, MATTE BLUE FINISH,
PRODUCTION “COLT GUNSITE PISTOL” ELECTROLIS VERY NICE CUSTOM SKS, 95% .................................... 325 2-7 SCOPE, NEW, NO BOX (W/PROVENANCE) .............. 495
NICKEL, SLIDE SERATIONS AT FRONT & REAR, EAGLE ON 270 BUSHMASTER MODEL XM15-E2S #L281231, 309 MAUSER MODELO 1895 7X57 #C6448, CHILEAN
SLIDE, ADJUSTABLE TRIGGER, COMBAT-TYPE SIGHTS, CONVERTED TO 9mm, NEW, NO MAG OR FEED BLOCK (W/ CONTRACT, EXC. CREST & MARKINGS, EXC. BORE, EXC.
LARGE RING HAMMER, EXTENDED SAFETY & GRIP PROVENANCE)............................................................... 450 WOOD, NOT MATCHING, 90% (W/PROVENANCE) ........ 349
SAFETY, ROSEWOOD DIAMOND GRIPS, EXC. BORE, 99%+ 271 P17 INFIELD .30-06 #580493 WITH 3-9X40 SCOPE, 311 RUGER RSM MAGNUM .458 LOTT #750-07062, EXC.
(W/PROVENANCE) ....................................................... 1075 LEUPOLD MOUNTS & RINGS, WALNUT SPORTER BORE, NEW AND UNFIRED, NO BOX (W/PROVEVANCE)
246 T-C CONTENDER 7mm T/CU EXC. 10” BLUE BARREL STOCK, HI-LUSTER BLUE, STREAMLINED FLOORPLATE, ..................................................................................... 1450
ONLY W/SIGHTS............................................................ 185 BLACK FORE-END TIP & GRIPCAP, RED RECOIL PAD, 312 POLISH K98A 8X57 #73332, MATCHING EXCEPT
ACTION ALTERED TO COCK ON OPENING, VERY SMOOTH BARREL BANDS & MAG FOLLOWER, EXC. WALNUT
LONG GUNS TRIPPER, A LOT OF WORK IN THIS ONE, 95% ............. 475 STOCK, VG BORE, BOLT IN THE WHITE, 95% BLUE RIFLE
250 MAUSER 98 WEHRMANN’S GEWEHR 8.15X46R 272 OHIO ORDNANCE/COLLECTORS CORNER MODEL (W/PROVENANCE) ....................................................... 1000
COMMERCIAL TARGET RIFLE #4499, REARLY 1918A3 7.62X51/.308, VERY EARLY SERIAL #394, WITH 313 HESS ARMS MODEL HBR50 BOLT ACTION SINGLE
1900s-1930s, MICRO-ADJUST TANGENT SIGHT, ONE MAG, APPEARS NEW & UNFIRED (W/PROVENANCE) SHOT.50BMG. #TGHBR1099 W/LAMINATED THUMBHOLE
MILITARY SPEC RIFLE, EXC. BORE, WALNUT STOCK, ..................................................................................... 4350 STOCK, PAD, MUZZLEBREAK, EXC. BORE, APPEARS NEW
SOME NICKS IN WOOD, EXC. BLUE, C/N C/B C/U PROOFS, 273 HESS ARMS HAR-25 LOWER WITH SSK IND. 270WSM & UNFIRED (W/PROVENANCE) ................................... 1675
95% (W/PROVENANCE) ................................................ 925 UPPER & BURRIS 4.5-14X50 SCOPE, STAINLESS HEAVY 314 SAVAGE 93R17 .17HMR #0201018 WITH 4X SCOPE,
251 RUGER 10-22 .22 #115-99902 BICENTENNIAL WITH BARREL, FLOATED FOREARM, APPEARS NEW & UNFIRED SYNTHETIC STOCK, EXC. BORE, 99% ........................... 250
PERIOD BUSHNELL 3X-7X CUSTOM .22 SCOPE, BARREL (W/PROVENANCE) ....................................................... 1150 315 HARRIS GUNWORKS M-96 SEMI-AUTO .50 BMG #51151
MARKED “MADE IN THE 200TH YEAR OF AMERICAN 274 T-C ENCORE PRO-HUNTER .204RUGER #S9794, 28” WITH BIPOD, 29” BARREL, MUZZLEBREAK, SCOPE &
LIBERTY”, EXC. 97-98% WALNUT STOCK, 99% BLUE . 295 STAINLESS/FLUTED BARREL, SYNTHETICK STOCKS, MOUNTS, EXC. BORE, 98% (W/PROVENANCE) .......... 5750
252 MAUSER 98K 147-1940 SAUER&SOHN-SUHL 8X57 2-6 COMPACT SCOPE, APPEARS NEW & UNFIRED (W/ 319 MAUSER 98K “DRP” (DEUTCH REICHS POST) 8X57
#213r, MATCHING EXCEPT BOLT, EXC. BORE, EXC. PROVENANCE)............................................................... 795 #51312, EXC. BORE, EXC. STOCK, DUFFLE-CUT,
CHECKERED WALNUT SPORTER STOCK W/FORE-END TIP 275 T-C ENCORE PROHUNTER 28” STAINLESS/FLUTED .30- MATCHING EXCEPT ROD, 97-98% BLUE .................... 2350
& GRIP-CAP, LYMAN IDEAL MICRO ADJUST RECEIVER 06 BARREL ONLY WITH 2-6 COMPACT SCOPE, 99% ... 329 320 ITHACA MODEL 37 12GA., 28” PLAIN WITH POLYCHOKE,
SIGHT, FINNISH MADE CUSTOM TRIGGER, NBE STAMPED 276 T-C ENCORE 24” .45-70 BLUED BARREL ONLY, APPEARS EXC. WOOD, EXC. BORE, CHECKERED WALNUT
IN BARREL CHANNEL, HI-POLISH BLUE, VERY FINE NEW & UNFIRED ........................................................... 279 BUTTSTOCK, ‘TOOTSIE-ROLL FOREARM, 95%............. 249
SPORTER, 98% ............................................................. 495 277 SPIDER FIREARMS FERRET 50 BOLT ACTION RECEIVER 321 EMF SHARPS .45-70 CARBINE, 22” BARREL, COLOR
253 FN MODEL 48/1950 8X57 CARBINE #2791, 18” BARREL, #29 ALONG WITH 30” .50BMG BARREL, HEADS[PACE CASE RECEIVER, MATTE BLUE BARREL, EXC. BORE, EXC.
MATCHING, LARGE QUEEN WILHELMINA CREST OVER GAGES AND 6” MUZZLEBREAK, USES AR PLATFORM WALNUT STOCK, 98-99% (W/PROVENANCE)............... 625
CHAMBER, MUZZLE COVER NUMBERED TO GUN, ROD & LOWER, NEW KIT ........................................................ 1200 324 GAZELLE SPA300 12GA. OVER/UNDER, 28” VENT RIB
SLING, BOLT/BUTTPLATE/MAG FOLLOWER IN THE WHITE, 278 J.C. HIGGINS 103.16 .22LR BOLT ACTION (MARLIN WITH CHOKES #01S15209, EXC. CHECKERED WALNUT
HI-QUALITY COMMERCIAL-TYPE WOOD & METAL FINISH, MOD.25) WITH FACTORY PEEP SITE, MISSING FEED STOCK & FOREARM, DOUBLE TRIGGERS, EXTRACTORS,
98-99%, THE BEST ...................................................... 1095 SPRING, EXC. BORE, 95% (W/PROVENANCE) .............. 125 APPEARS NEW & UNFIRED (W/PROVENANCE) ............ 339
254 SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 #153729, SEDGLEY CUSTOM 279SAVAGE MODEL 10ML-II .50 CAL. #M042998, CAMO 325 WINCHESTER MODEL 94 .30-30 26” ROUND BARREL
STOCK ACCU-TRIGGER, FIBER OPTIC SIGHTS, TAPPED RIFLE #954395 WITH BUTTON MAG, 1925 PRODUCTION,
REBUILD, MATCHING NUMBERED BOLT, 1” DIA.-22” LONG
FOR SCOPE, BLUE, NEW IN BOX W/ACCES. & PAPERS CRESCENT BUTTPLATE, 50% RECEIVER BLUE, 95%
.30-06 MATCH BARREL WITH SEDGLEY MARKING ON TOP
(BLACK POWDER-NO LICENSE REQUIRED)................ 1149 BARREL BLUE, FINISH WEAR ON STOCK WITH FEW
OF BARREL, EXC. BORE, WALNUT STOCK W/BEAVERTAIL 280 STEVENS/SAVAGE MODEL 62 .22LR SEMI-AUTO RIFLE
FOREARM, CHEEKPIECE & SEDGLEY GRIPCAP, EARLY SCRATCHES, SWIVEL HOLE IN BUTTSTOCK 2” FROM TOE,
#0389212, EXC. BLACK SYNTHETIC STOCK, SILVER GOOD BORE, 85% OVERALL ......................................... 825
TASCO HI-QUALITY 24X40 MATCH SCOPE W/EXTERNAL TRIGGER, SILVER SAVAGE MEDALLION IN GRIP-CAP,
MOUNT ADJUSTMENTS, 95-97%................................ 1875 326 SPANISH MAUSER LA CORUNA MODEL 1943 8X57
EXC. BORE, 99%............................................................ 129 #D3526, MATCHING EXCEPT BOLT, SOMEWHAT DARK
255 WINCHESTER MODEL 77 .22LR SEMI-AUTO RIFLE 282 BARRETT M468 AR-TYPE 6.8mm #B50452 WITH
#57087, LATE 1950s PRODUCTION, NICE ORIGINAL BORE, EXC. EUROPEAN WLNUT STOCK, 80-85% (W/
FOLDING SIGHTS, ACCESSORY RAILS, MUZZLEBREAK/ PROVENANCE)............................................................... 299
FINISH WALNUT STOCK WITH SOME WEAR, EXC. BORE, FLASH-HIDER, APPEARS NEW & POSSIBLY UNFIRED (W/
97% BLUE...................................................................... 239 328 LEINAD/COBRAY CM-11 9mm CARBINE #94-0017345,
PROVENANCE)............................................................. 1450 17” FINNED BARREL, VENTED FRONT HANDGUARD,
256 ARGENTINE F.M.A.P. MAUSER MOD. 1909 7.65arg. 283 DPMS A-15 #F017311K LOWER WITH .50BMG SINGLE
CAVALRY CARBINE #007279, EXC. WALNUT STOCK SKELETAL BUTTSTOCK, APPEARS NEW & UNFIRED (W/
SHOT CONVERSION UPPER, 36” BARREL & 7-1/2” PROVENANCE)............................................................... 429
#006643, EXC. BORE, RECEIVER STILL IN-THE- MUZZLEBREAK & BIPOD, 98% (W/PROVENANCE)..... 1500
WHITE, EXC. CREST OVER CHAMBER, BOLT #B7298, 329 LEINAD/COBRAY TM-11 9mm THOMPSON SMG
284 BROWNING BAR II .338 WIN MAG #137NM04480, EXC. COPY CARBINE #94-0017901, SKELETAL BUTTSTOCK,
EXC. OVERALL, 85-90% NICE CLEAN FINISH (W/ WOOD, EXC. BORE, APPEARS NEW, NO BOX ............. 1050
PROVENANCE)............................................................... 435 VERTICAL THOMPSON-TYPE FRONT PISTOL GRIP &
285 BUSHMASTER XM15-E2S .450 BUSHMASTER 17” FINNED BARREL, APPEARS NEW & UNFIRED (W/
257 WINCHESTER MODEL 70 SPORTER VARMINT .223 #BF1533787, FLAT-TOP, VENTED TARGET HANDGUARD, PROVENANCE)............................................................... 449
#G1895139, 26” HEAVY BARREL, UNFIRED, NEW IN 3-9X40 SCOPE, EXC. BORE, 99% (W/PROVENANCE) ... 895 331 RUGER AMERICAN .223 #695-50260, 22” BARREL, EXC.
BOX-OLD STOCK, TASCO 36X44 TARGET SCOPE 286 DAISY LEGACY MODEL 2202 .22LR BOLT ACTION BORE, FACTORY GREEN SYNTHETIC STOCK, DETACHABLE
INCLUDED ..................................................................... 795 #A80023544, BLACK SYNTHETIC STOCKS, 19” OCT. BBL., MAG, THREADED FOR SILENCER, APPEARS NEW, NO
258 BUSHMASTER XM15-E25 .223 #BFI513523, 16” FLUTED 10-ROUND DETACHABLE ROTARY MAG, 90% ............. 200 BOX................................................................................ 439
BARREL, QUAD RAIL FOREARM, COLLAPSABLE STOCK, 287 EXCAM FILLIPIETTA “TOMMY” PPS/50 .22LR #8740 332 SPIDER ARMS FERRET 50 .50BMG #AC2009465 WITH
FLAT-TOP, FOLDING SIGHTS, BAYO-LUG, 30RD. MAG, WITH 50 ROUND DRUM MAG, 16-1/4” BARREL, APPEARS MUZZLE BREAK, STAINLESS BARREL, BIPOD, ROCK
NEW IN BUSHMASTER HARDCASE............................. 1200 NEW (W/PROVENANCE) ................................................ 395 RIVER ARMS LOWER, PAD, AMMO & 6-24 BUSHNELL
259 WINCHESTER MODEL 1300 12GA. 2-3/4” OR 3” 290 MARLIN MODEL 1894 .25-20 #435537, EARLY RIFLE, ELITE 4200 TACTICAL SCOPE, AS NEW ...................... 2150
#L3158943, “DUCKS UNLIMITED” MARKED, 28” VR 24” ROUND BARREL, EXC. BORE, EXC. WOOD, TRACES OF
WINCHOKE BARREL, MATTE BLUE, CAMO STOCKS, COLOR CASE ON RECEIVER, NO PROVISION FOR SCOPE,
95% ............................................................................... 265 1893 PAT. DATE, 90% BLUE (W/PROVENANCE)......... 1495 Continued on Next Page
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336 WINCHESTER MODEL 70 .25WSSM #g2527186 WITH 519 WALTHER P38 DKK44 EXC. BLACK HOLSTER W/WHITE 560 WALTHER P38 LYO WaA77 EXC. BROWN LATEWAT
3-9 SCOPE, MATTE BLACK FINISH, SYNTHETIC STOCK, STITCHING, SMALL PIN HOLES IN FLAP ...................... 125 HARDSHELL HOLSTER, SOME SCUFFING & SCRATCHES,
BLIND MAGAZINE, APPEARS NEW & UNFIRED (W/ 520 WALTHER MODEL 8 VERY EXC. BROWN LIGHT-DUTY BUT VERY NICE ............................................................. 300
PROVENANCE)............................................................... 495 HOLSTER, ALSO SERVES AS POCKET/PURSE POUCH . 135 561 WALTHER P38 LYO WaA77 MARKED VG-EXC. BROWN
341 BUSHMASTER XM15-E2S .45PROFESSIONAL(CALIBER) 521 NORWEGIAN MODEL 1914 UNISSUED BLACK NAVAL HARDSHELL HOLSTER .................................................. 240
#L178701, 18-1/2” BARREL, EXC. BORE, AS NEW (W/ HOLSTER ......................................................................... 80 562 LUGER P08 EXC. BROWN PREWAR COMMERCIAL
PROVENANCE)............................................................... 825 522 NORWEGIAN MODEL 1914 .45 AUTO EXC. BROWN WWII “STOEGER, NEW YORK” MARKED HOLSTER ................ 350
343 SIG SAUER M400 .223 (AR-M4 TYPE) #20C082578 HOLSTER ....................................................................... 225 563 WALTHER PPK EXC. BROWN BREAKAWAY HOLSTER,
WITH SIG CP1 SCOPE, 16” BARREL, FLASHHIDER, 523 WALTHER PP BLACK EXC. M&P TYPE FLAP HOLSTER EXTRA WIDE FLAP TO PROTECT EXTENSION MAG ........ 45
COLLAPSIBLE STOCK, SLING & PADDED CASE, APPEARS WITH SPARE MAG POUCH AND HAMBURG POLICE-CREST 565 ROTH STEYR/STEYR 1912 HARDSHELL HOLSTER WITH
NEW & UNFIRED ........................................................... 675 ON BACK .......................................................................... 55 PIPING AROUND FLAP EDGE, RESTITCH AT CLOSURE
345 WINCHESTER MODEL 70 CLASSIC SPORTER .338WIN. 524 WALTHER P38 “BML44” WaA BLACK PEBBLEGRAIN STRAP, OTHER WISE EXC. BROWN LEATHER .............. 350
MAG. #G315770 WITH LEUPOLD-TYPE MOUNTS & RINGS, BREAKAWAY HOLSTER, UNISSUED, HAVE 7................ 225 566 E.GERMAN VOPO P38 EXC. BLACK BREAKAWAY-TYPE
TIGER-STRIPE CHECKERED WALNUT STOCK, CONTROL 525 BROWNING P35 HI-POWER VG-EXC. BROWN POSTWAR HOLSTER, MAKER & MILITARY MARKED..................... 100
FEED, PISTOL GRIP CAP, EXC. BORE, FACTORY ORIGINAL, HARDSHELL M&P HOLSTER ........................................... 75 567 ASTRA 300 BROWN ‘GFG1943’ WaA HOLSTER,
98% ............................................................................... 650 526 CANADIAN INGLIS HI-POWER EXC. 1944 DATE CANVAS UNISSUED, SUPERB...................................................... 295
347 F.N. MAUSER MODEL 1930 8X57 #H9482, GREEK HOLSTER W/CLEANING ROD .......................................... 89 568 LUGER P08 1937 DATE WaA EXC. BLACK HARDSHELL
CONTRACT, MATCHING, LARGE GREEK CREST OVER 527 WALTHER P38 EXC. BLACK JLN1943 WaA145 BLACK HOLSTER KRIEGSMARINE UNIT MARKED “S.S.T.106”
CHAMBER, EXC. STOCK WITH NO MARKINGS & VARNISH, HARDSHELL HOLSTER .................................................. 250 (SCHIFFS STAMM #106) CORRECTLY MARKED ON FLAP
EXC. BORE, 93% (W/PROVENANCE) ............................. 775 528 WALTHER P38 GXY1944 BLACK BREAKAWAY HOLSTER, ....................................................................................... 325
348 PEDERSOLI ROLLING BLOCK .45-70 #R02155 WITH EXC. UNISSUED CONDITION, HAVE 3 ........................... 225 569 BROWNING MODEL 1910 EXC. BROWN MILITARY FLAP
UNERTL-TYPE 3/4” TUBE 28” LONG SCOPE, 30” 529 S&W M&P 40C SAFARILAND EXC. BLACK POLYMER P.D. HOLSTER W/SPARE MAG POUCH ................................... 75
HALF OCTAGON/HALF ROUND BARREL, COLOR CASE HOLSTER, SUADE LINED, PIVOTING PISTOL RETENSION 570 BERGMANN 1908 OR 1910/21 EXC. BROWN 1912
RECEIVER, BRASS TRIM, 97% (W/PROVENANCE) ..... 1125 LOCK, VERY HIGH QUALITY ............................................ 30 DATE HOLSTER W/BELT LOOPS & D-RINGS, SPARE MAG
349 AR-STONER .450 BUSHMASTER COMPLETE AR 530 WALTHER PP BROWN DRGM/AKah MARKED HOLSTER POUCHES, STEEL TOE, ORIGINAL, EXC. ..................... 1250
UPPER, 19” STAINLESS/PORTED BARREL, DETACHABLE WITH LARGE SA CREST ON FLAP AND CORRECT ‘BOBBED’ 571 LUGER P08 EXC. BROWN “KERN KLAGER & CLE NEU
HANDGUARD, VENTED FREE-FLOATED HANDGUARD, CLOSURE STRAP, VERY SCARCE, VG ONLY................. 600 ULM 1918” WWI HOLSTER ........................................... 250
APPEARS UNFIRED ....................................................... 495 531 WALTHER PPK VG-EXC. BROWN DRGM/AKah MARKED 572 CHINESE MILITARY MAUSES C96 BOLO ‘BROOMHANDLE’
HOLSTER, SOME SCUFFING, EXC. & SERVICEABLE ..... 150 EXC. BROWN LEATHER HOLSTER W/PROVISION FOR 2
HOLSTERS & RELATED- SALE PRICES! 532 LUGER LP08/P08 5-6” BARREL M1906 EXC. BLACK STRIPPER CLIPS OF AMMO ............................................ 45
492 NORWEGIAN MODEL 1914 .45 AUTO BLACK HOLSTER, REPRO HARDSHELL HOLSTER W/SHOULDER SHOULDER 573 MAUSER C96 BROOMHANDLE 5.5” BARREL EXC.
BELT, TRIPLE MAG POUCH, SHOULDER STRAP & ACCES. STRAP ............................................................................. 49 BROWN HOLSTER, OPEN-TOP WITH PISTOL RETAINING
RING, COMPLETE UNISSUED RIG, SUPERB CONDITION, 533 SWEDISH LAHTI M40 EXC. BLACK HOLSTER, “F14” & STRAP, APPEARS COMMERCIAL, NO PROOFS .............. 95
HAVE 3........................................................................... 125 CROWNS MARKED ON BACK & INSIDE, BRASS HANGERS 574 FN BROWNING M1922 PREWAR-WARTIME DUTCH
493 NORWEGIAN CONTRACT WALTHER P38 VG-EXC. BLACK ON BACK (OILER NOT INCLUDED) .................................. 35 CONTRACT EXC. BLACK HOLSTER, ALSO WWII GERMAN
THEUERMANN PAT. HARDSHELL HOLSTER ................... 35 534 WALTHER P38 JHG42 VG/EXC. HOLSTER UTILIZING USE, HAVE 2 .................................................................... 85
494 LUGER P08 EXC. WWI REWORK BLACK COMMERCIAL & RIVOTS INSTEAD OF STITCHING, VERY RARE VARIANT, 575 SWEDISH HUSQVARNA MODEL 07 .380 EXC. BROWN
POLICE HOLSTER .......................................................... 195 SOME HONEST WEAR, FIELD REPAIR STITCHED IN ONE HOLSTER, HAVE 4 ........................................................... 15
495 COLT 1911A1 VIETNAM ERA VG-EXC. BLACK LEATHER LOOP TOP, FROM WARREN BUXTON COLLECTION ..... 325 576 FN BROWNING P35 HI-POWER BLACK M&P PRE/POST-
‘BOLEN LEA PROD.’ MKD. HIP HOLSTER ........................ 35 535 MAUSER 1934/HSC KRIEGSMARINE-TYPE UNMKD. EXC. WAR EXC. HOLSTER, HAVE 2.......................................... 85
496 BERGMANN MODEL 1910/21 VG-EXC. BROWN HOLSTER BROWN HOLSTER ........................................................... 95 577 COLT/S&W/ETC. BROWN VG-EXC. MEDIUM FRAME
WITH SHOULDER STRAPS, VERY SCARCE & DESIREABLE 536 CZ38/P39(t) 1939 DATE MAKER MARKED MINTY BLACK 4” REVOLVER HOLSTER BY BRAUER BROS., ST.LOUIS
HOLSTER ....................................................................... 950 HARDSHELL HOLSTER, WHITE STITCHING, APPEARS “MOOSE BRAND” ............................................................ 30
497 NORWEGIAN CONTRACT WALTHER P38 THEUERMANN UNISSUED ..................................................................... 600 578 COLT 1911A1 ‘SEARS’ MARKED M1916 HIP HOLSTER,
PATENT POSTWAR HOLSTER, NEW & UNISSUED ......... 85 537 LUGER P08 VG BLACK 1939 DATE WaA HARDSHELL EXC., DYED BLACK .......................................................... 35
498 FEMARU P37 CDC41 E/7 VG CANVAS HOLSTER WITH HOLSTER, 3 HOLES IN HOLSTER BACK ........................ 200 579 MAUSER C96 “BROOMHANDLE” VG 5.5” BARREL WWII
LEATHER FLAP, MAG POUCH & PIPING SOME WEAR ON 538 LUGER MODEL 1906 6” NAVY EXC. ORIGINAL HOLSTER, BROWN LEATHER HOLSTER MADE FROM RECLAIMED
CANVAS TOE & RESTITCH ON BELT LOOP ................... 229 CLEANING ROD, UNIT MARKED BOARD STOCK #8001a, LEATHER ....................................................................... 175
499 LUGER MODEL 1900 OR 1906 4-3/4” BLACK VG-EXC. SHOULDER STRAPS & MAG POUCH, COMPLETE RIG 580 LUGER P08 1938 DATE E/M KRIEGSMARINE EXC. BLACK
NAVY-TYPE HOLSTER WITH SHOULDER STRAP, DOUBLE ..................................................................................... 5000 WWII GERMAN NAVY MARKED HOLSTER WITH WHITE
MAG POUCH & PROVISION FOR CLEANING ROD, VERY 539 SAUER 38H BROWN JHG41 WaA BREAKAWAY HOLSTER, STITCHING..................................................................... 450
EARLY 1900s MFR......................................................... 500 “SAUER 7.65” MARKED INSIDE, VERY SCARCE HOLSTER, 581 S&W VICTORY MODEL/COLT COMMANDO VIETNAM
500 WALTHER P38 LATEWAR POLICE VG-EXC. HARDSHELL EXC.+ ............................................................................. 350 ERA UNISSUED BLACK HIP HOLSTER ............................ 50
HOLSTER, BROWN ERTATZ HOLSTER BACK, BLACK 540 WALTHER PP VG-EXC. BLACK 1950s-60s M&P 582 BUCHEIMER EXC. BROWN LEATHER HOLSTER FOR 8-9”
ERSATZ MAG POUCH, BALANCE OF HOLSTER BLACK HOLSTER, HAVE 3 ........................................................... 25 BARREL MED. FRAME ..................................................... 30
LEATHER, NO MARKINGS, VERY RARE, FROM WARREN 541 CZ 27 EXC. BLACK LATEWAR RB NO. MARKED WWII 583 LUGER MODEL 1906 NAVY REPRO BLACK HOLSTER
BUXTON COLLECTION ................................................... 750 W/SHOULDER STRAP, EXC. ............................................ 49
HOLSTER ....................................................................... 115
501 LUGER P08 1937 DATE VG-EXC. BLACK WaA HOLSTER, 584 COLT MODEL 1892 VG-EXC. BROWN ‘ROCK ISLAND
542 LUGER LP08 ARTILLERY REPLACEMENT LEATHER
PERIOD RESTITCH ON BELT-LOOP TOP, NICE SOLID ARSENAL 1908’ MARKED HOLSTER, UNIT MARKED.... 115
STOCK BOOTS, HAVE 8 ..................................................... 9
HOLSTER ....................................................................... 199 585 COLT MODEL 1892 .38 D.A. VG-EXC. BROWN REVOLVER
502 WALTHER P38 LAST DITCH EXC. BLK. HARDSHELL 543 SAUER 1930/BEHORDEN/1913 EXC. BLACK 1941 DATE
POLICE E/B MARKED HOLSTER, UNISSUED, THE BEST HOLSTER WITH BRASS TOE RING, ‘ROCK ISLAND
HOLSTER WO/LIFT-STRAP PROVISION, PART PIGSKIN, ARSENAL 1909’ AND UNIT MARKED............................. 125
MARKED “A.FISCHER BERLIN2 1944”, VERY RARE, FROM ....................................................................................... 195
544 WALTHER MODEL 5 EXC. PLUS BROWN WWII HOLSTER/ 586 ASTRA 400/STAR B BROWN WWII BREAK-A-WAY-TYPE
WARREN BUXTON COLLECTION ................................... 700 HOLSTER, TOE MISSING, PERIOD BREAK-A-WAY FLAP
503 LUGER P08 EXC.+ WaA727 1939 DATE BROWN POCKET/PURSE POUCH ................................................ 150
545 WALTHER PPK EXC. PLUS BROWN WWII POCKET/ RESTITICH, OTHERWISE EXC. & SERVICEABLE ............. 55
HOLSTER, WHITE STITCHING, EXCEPTIONAL .............. 325 587 LUGER P08 cdg44 WaA101 1944 DATE BLACK HOLSTER,
504 BROWNING P35 HI-POWER EXC. GERMAN PURSE POUCH/HOLSTER, SUPERB .............................. 135
546 SAUER/MAUSER/WALTHER/POCKET AUTO EXC. BROWN VERY LATE WAR & VERY RARE DATE/VARIANT. SUPPLE,
MILITARY&POLICE POSTWAR HARDSHELL HOLSTER .. 75 BUT POOR QUALITY LEATHER. EXTENSIVE SURFACE
505 WALTHER MODEL 9 EXC. BROWN PEBBLEBRAIN 1942 DATE POLICE E/B MARKED HOLSTER, UNISSUED
....................................................................................... 200 CHECKING IN LEATHER, VERY HARD TO FIND ............. 185
HOLSTER WITH SNAP CLOSURE, GERMAN’S INFO UNDER 588 COLT GOVT. MOD. EXC. BROWN LEATHER CAMO
FLAP .............................................................................. 125 547 TOKAREV TT33 VG-EXC. BROWN LEATHER MILITARY
HOLSTER ......................................................................... 35 THUMBREAK HOLSTER, DBL.MAG.POUCH & RIFLE SLING
506 SWEDISH HUSQVARNA MODEL 1907 EXC. BLACK 1940 BY RANGER LEATHER GOODS, E.CAMDEN, ARK............ 50
DATE HOLSTER W/ORIGINAL NICKEL HANGERS ........... 35 548 SAUER 38H/WALTHER PP/WWII GERMAN POLICE
BROWN POCKET PISTOL HOLSTER, LATE WAR E/B PROOF 589 LUGER P08 1938 DATED EXC. BLACK WaA HOLSTER,
507 COLT SAA ARMY 7-1/2” BARREL EXC. BROWN EARLY WHITE STITCHING, SOLID & ORIGINAL, RETAINS EXC.
1900s ABERCROMBIE & FITCH MARKED HEISER MARK, APPEARS UNISSUED, EXC.+ ............................. 190
549 BERETTA 1934/35 WWII GERMAN PATTERN GRAY/ HARDSHELL SHAPE ...................................................... 265
HOLSTER ....................................................................... 250 590 LUGER LP08 BROWN HOLSTER & DOUBLW MAG POUCH
508 WALTHER PPK BLACK UNMKD. WWII VG-EXC. GREEN BREAKAWAY HOLSTER, EXC.++ ....................... 165
550 GLOCK 17 EXC. POLICE HOLSTER, POLYMER, BY REPRO SET ...................................................................... 59
BREAKAWAY HOLSTER ................................................... 85 591 KRIEGHOFF LUGER E/2 MARKED EXC. BLACK HOLSTER,
509 F.N. BROWNING M1910 BLACK BELT HOLSTER, ALSO FOBUS/ISRAEL ................................................................ 20
SHOWS MINOR SCUFFING FROM CARRY & SOME MINOR
FITS WALTHER PPK, VG-EXC., 9 STITCHES BROKEN IN 551 LUGER P08 EXC. BLACK WaA 1938or1939 HARDSHELL
SURFACE CRACKING FROM AGE .................................. 850
MAG POUCH .................................................................... 30 HOLSTER W/WHITE STITCHING & GI BELT-HANGER ... 139
592 LUGER P08 EXC.+ BLACK COMMERCIAL WUNDERLICH
510 MAUSER C96 “BROOMHANDLE” 5.5” BARREL LIGHT 552 WWII EXC. GERMAN POCKET-AUTO HOLSTER, BROWN
1936 HOLSTER, WHITE STITCHING, NO TOOL POUCH
BROWN WWII ERA HOLSTER, PERIOD BELT LOOP REPAIR PEBBLEGRAIN, KRIEGSMARINE-TYPE, MADE FROM
PROVISION, UNISSUED................................................. 380
ON ONE BELT LOOP, OTHERWISE EXC. ........................ 375 RECLAIMED LEATHER, SCARCE VARIANT, EXC. ............ 90
593 WALTHER P38/P1 POSTWAR THEUERMANN PAT.
511 WALTHER P38 CXB4 BLACK PEBBLEGRAIN BREAKAWAY 553 KRIEGHOFF LUGER P08 E/2 MARKED VG-EXC. BLACK BLACK EXC./UNISSUED HARDSHELL HOLSTER, HAVE 435
HOLSTER, UNISSUED, HAVE 2 ...................................... 200 HOLSTER ....................................................................... 800 594 OVER/UNDER DERRINGER HOLSTER, FITS COBRA .38,
512 WALTHER P38 GERMAN WWII BLACK BREAKAWAY- 554 WALTHER P38 BLACK HARDSHELL HOLSTER WITH HI-STANDARD & MORE, BLACK LEATHER...................... 19
TYPE UNISSUED HOLSTER WITH WWII GERMAN POLICE HORSE/HORSHOE CREST ON CLOSURE TAB, HI-QUALITY, 595 RUGER RST6/6” BARREL .22 AUTO EXC. BROWN L.H.
EAGLE & MARKINGS ON BACK, HAVE 5 ....................... 169 FROM WARREN BUXTON COLLECTION ........................ 350 HOLSTER, HUNTER BRAND MOD.1100 #26 ................... 19
513 WALTHER P38 CXB4 BROWN VG-EXC. BREAKAWAY 555 WALTHER P38 fkx4 BLACK BREAKAWAY VG HOLSTER, 596 BERETTA M1935/35 WWII EXC. GRAY/GREEN ITALIAN
HOLSTER, FROM WARREN BUXTON COLLECTION....... 265 FINISH SOMEWAHAT DULL, OTHERWISE NICE ............ 125 MILITARY PATTERN HOLSTER ..................................... 596
514 LUGER P08 EXC. BLACK dlu1943 WaA841 HOLSTER 556 WALTHER P38 EPF42 BLACK HARDSHELL HOLSTER 597 WALTHER P38 42-DATE WaA98 BLACK HARDSHELL
WITH WHITE STITCHING, RARE DATE & EXC. .............. 425 REWORKED FROM LUGER, VERY RARE, FROM WARREN HOLSTER, SOLID, SOMEWHAT DRY, OLD BELT LOOP
515 COLT 1903 POCKET HAMMERLESS U.S. GENERAL BUXTON COLLECTION ................................................... 350 REPAIR .......................................................................... 150
OFFICER’S UNISSUED BLK. HOLSTER .......................... 225 557 WALTHER P38 1943 DATE WaA BLACK VG-EXC. 598 WALTHER P38 GXY1943 EXC. BLACK REPRO HOLSTER
516 SAUER 1913/1930/BEHORDEN ‘POLICE E/B ROBERT HARDSHELL HOLSTER W/WHITE STITCHING .............. 240 ......................................................................................... 29
LARSON, BERLIN, 1938’ MARKED UNISSUED BROWN 558 LUGER P08 EXC. BROWN 1918 DATE HOLSTER W/ 599 BERETTA M1934/35 VG-EXC. DARK BROWN WWII
HOLSTER ....................................................................... 185 CLEANING ROD PROVISION, REWORKED FROM ITALIAN MILITARY HOLSTER.......................................... 79
517 BROWNING MODEL 1910 MILITARY OR POLICE ARTILLERY MODEL LP08 HOLSTER ............................. 175
HARDSHELL WWII-TYPE UNISSUED BLACK HOLSTER, 559 LUGER P08 KRIEGHOFF MANUFACTURED, E/2
ALSO FITS M1955 ........................................................... 65 LUFTWAFFE MARKED VG BLACK HOLSTER.................. 500 Continued on Next Page
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600 TOKAREV TT33 EXC. BROWN WWII HOLSTER, APPEAR 706 BROWNING 1922 WaA103 MARKED EXC. MAG........... 95 761 RCBS .45-70 3-DIE RELOADING SET IN BOX, NEW ..... 35
UNISSUED ....................................................................... 69 707 FRENCH MAS-MAC MDL. 1950 ORIGINAL 9mm MAG. 762 U.S. VIETNAM ERA “AIRCRAFT RECOGNITION” 1979
602 FINNISH WWII M39 VELJEKSET KULMALA GREEN ....................................................................................... 100 DATED MILITARY ISSUE PLAYING CARDS DECK IN BOX
LEATHER BAYONET SCABBARD, SUPERB REPRO ......... 45 708 WALTHER P38 EARLY NUMBERED MAGS---CALL FOR ......................................................................................... 10
603 WWII GERMAN FIELD OFFICER’S EXC. BRIEFCASE, PRICING: AC40 & AC41: 6462, 2161h, 3468h, 8880h AC42: 763 FINNISH MILITARY ISSUE RIFLE/PISTOL OIL BOTTLES,
GREEN CANVAS W/BLACK LEATHER PIPING, HANDLE & 9686, 9888, 7747b......................................................... 150 CAPS ENGRAVED OY GW SOHLBERG, HAVE 5 ................. 5
STRAPS ........................................................................... 79 709 MAB D ORIGINAL MAG, .32ACP OR .380, HAVE 5 ....... 25 764 FINNISH SY MARKED CIVIL GUARD RIFLE/PISTOL OIL
604 JAP. T14/T94/T26, ETC. EXC. REPRO SHOULDER STRAP 710 STAR B ORIGINAL WWII MAG...................................... 39 BOTTLE ............................................................................ 10
......................................................................................... 19 711 WALTHER P38 E/359 & JVD MAGS. ($75-100)............ 95 765 U.S. TRAINING GRENADES, INERT DUMMIES, HAVE
605 WWII GERMAN FIELD-USE GREEN CANVAS BRIEFCASE 712 MAUSER/WALTHER P38 E/135 OR WaA135 EXC. MAG, TWO, SOLD AS PAIR ....................................................... 25
WITH BLACK LEATHER TRIM, EXC.................................. 75 HAVE 5........................................................................... 135 766 WWII GERMAN GREEN CANVAS BACKPACK W/LEATHER
609 FN BROWNING MODEL 1922 WWII-PREWAR ORIGINAL 713 SAUER 38H .32 ORIGINAL WWII MAGS, HAVE 3 ($85- TRIM, RB NUMBER MARKED, WITH Y-STRAPS, EXC., MAY
PISTOL LANYARD, HAVE SEVERAL ................................ 35 100ea.)............................................................................. 95 BE UNISSUED ................................................................ 229
610 MAUSER C96 EXC. LEATHER REPRO STOCK HARNESS/ 714 SAUER 1913 ORIGINAL POLICE MAG WITH #760 ON 767 WWII GERMAN LATE-WAR RB NUMBER MARKED GREEN
CARRIER W/CLEANING ROD ........................................... 69 TOE .................................................................................. 75 CANVAS BACK-PACK W/LEATHER TRIM AND STRAPS .. 89
612 MAUSER C96 ORIGINAL WALNUT VG-EXC. SHOULDER- 715 WALTHER PPS .40S&W FINGER EXTENSION MAG. .... 35 768 GECO 7.65mm/.32acp DUMMY CARTRIDGES, $3. PER
STOCK/HOLSTER #888, MINOR SCUFFING, ONE CRACK 716 BERETTA MODEL 92 9mm EXC. 10RD. MAG, HAVE 2...15 ROUND .............................................................................. 3
....................................................................................... 550 717 SAUER MODEL 1930/BEHORDEN .32 ORIGINAL WWII 769 WWII RUSSIAN ISSUE MILITARY DRINKING CUP,
618 COLT 1911 WWI CANVAS DOUBLE MAG POUCH, EXC., ERA MAG ......................................................................... 95 STALINGRAD DUG........................................................... 15
EXC.-UNISSUED, HAVE 4 ($20-25).................................. 25 718 BROWNING MODEL 1955 .380 ORIGINAL MAG, ALSO 770 GERMAN WWII ARMY (HEER) EXC. GREEN BELT BUCKLE
622 WWII GERMAN BROWN LEATHER VG-EXC. MAP CASE FITS MODEL 1910 .32 OR .380........................................ 60 MARKED ‘B&N-43’ WITH EXC. BLACK BELT ................... 85
......................................................................................... 80 719 NORWEGIAN MODEL 1914 .45acp WWII EXC. TINNED/ 771 MAUSER C96 BROOMHANDLE STOCK LUG ATTACHING
625 LUGER LP08 NAVY STOCK/HOLSTER/CLEANING ROD/ NICKEL LANYARD-RING MAG, HAVE 8 ........................... 79 IRON, EXC. REPRO .......................................................... 75
MAG POUCH/SHOULDER STRAP ASSEMBLY, EXC. BLACK 720 NORWEGIAN MODEL 1914 .45AUTO EXC. ORIGINAL 772 GERMAN WWII IRON CROSS, RIBBONS & OTHER
LEATHER REPRO RIG .................................................... 195 PHOSPHATE LANYARD RING MAG ................................. 59 MEDALS, GROUPING....................................................... 85
626 M1 CARBINE GREEN CANVAS WWII DOUBLE MAG 721 COLT 1911A1 WWII MAGS., VARIOUS, CALL FOR 773 WWII GERMAN CANTEEN & CUP, STALINGRAD BATTLE-
POUCH, AVERY 1943 MARKED ....................................... 39 AVAILABILITY .................................................................. 39 DUG ................................................................................. 59
627 LUGER LP08 STOCK, HOLSTER, SHOULDER STRAP & 722 COLT 1911A1 GENERAL SHAVER MAG, HAVE SEVERAL 774 WALTHER PPK BROWN WRAP-AROUND GRIP W/
DBL. MAG POUCH SET, BLACK LEATHER, COMPLETE, ($50-75)........................................................................... 75 SCREW & BROWN MAG EXTENSION, EXC. REPRO ........ 75
EXC. REPRO................................................................... 159 723 SIG P228 9MM ORIGINAL 15-RD. MAG, HAVE 4 ......... 29 775 FROMMER STOP .32acp ORIGINAL WALNUT GRIPS... 50
628 U.S. WWI LEATHER RIFLE SLING, VG WITH SOME OLD 724 S&W SIGMA .40S&W 10-RD. STAINLESS FACTORY 776 ASTRA 400 ORIGINAL HORN GRIPS ............................ 50
REPAIRS .......................................................................... 30 MAG ................................................................................. 15
629 U.S. TRAPDOOR SPRINGFIELD SLING PARTS, FROG, 2 777 COLT 1911/1911A1 CHECKERED BLK. RUBBER GRIPS
725 RADOM P35 EXC. ORIGINAL WWII MAG, HAVE 2 ..... 200
KEEPERS & STUD............................................................ 20 W/RAMPANT COLT LOGO ............................................... 10
726 RUGER LC9 9mm MAG IN ORIGINAL RUGER PACKAGE
630 M1 GARAND 1939 DATE U.S. MILITARY VG-EXC. W/EXTENSION & FLAT BASES......................................... 25 778 RUSSIAN MAKAROV RED/BROWN GRIP WITH LANYARD,
LEATHER VEHICLE SCABBARD ONLY W/BRASS COCKING 727 MAUSER 1934 EXC. ORIGINAL WWII MAG, HAVE 2 .. 100 THUMBREST & SCREW, EXC. ......................................... 20
HANDLE SHIELD ............................................................ 129 728 GERMAN BEHOLA .32 AUTO ORIGINAL MAG, HAVE 3 779 COLT GOVT. MODEL 1930s ERA EXC. CHECKERED
632 WWII GI BELT-HANGER FOR USE WITH m1916 HIP ($39-79)........................................................................... 69 WALNUT GRIPS............................................................... 65
HOLSTER $3ea. or 4/$10 ................................................... 3 729 LUGER P08 G-DATE E/154 MAGS, HAVE 3 ($150-195) 780 COLT 1911A1 EXC. BROWN ORIGINAL WWII GRIPS
....................................................................................... 175 WITH OR WITHOUT GRIPSCREWS, HAVE 4pr.($35-50) . 39
MAGAZINES 730 LUGER P08 ORIGINAL MAGS, VARIOUS, CALL FOR 781 LUGER P08 ORIGINAL GRIPS, HAVE 3 ($65-125) ..... 100
670 BERETTA M1934 .380 EXC. ORIGINAL WWII MAG W/ AVAILABILITY ($35-325) ................................................. 99 782 E. GERMAN MAKAROV EXC. BLACK MILITARY GRIP W/
FINGER-EXTENSION, HAVE 3 .......................................... 85 731 LUGER P08 MAG MARKED “MADE IN GERMANY 7.65”, LANYARD......................................................................... 29
671 ASTRA 300 .380 ORIGINAL WWII MAG........................ 95 ALUMINUM BOTTOM/NICKEL TUBE, FLECKING NICKEL, 783 RADOM P35 EXC. ORIGINAL PAIR OF GRIPS, HAVE 3
672 BERETTA M1935 .32acp EXC. ORIGINAL WWII FINGER- OTHERWISE EXC. 80% .................................................. 225 DIFFERENT, EARLY OR LATE, BROWN OR BLACK ........ 150
EXTENSION MAG, HAVE 2 ............................................. 672 732 STEYR M9-A1 9MM 15-ROUND MAG & MANUAL, NEW 784 COLT NEW POLICE/POLICE POSITIVE 1st & 2nd ISSUE
673 STAR SUPER B 9mm EXC. ORIGINAL MAG ................. 39 ......................................................................................... 35 BROWN PLASTIC CHECKERED & COLT MONOGRAMMED
674 WALTHE PPK WWII EXC. ORIGINAL .32acp MAG W/ 733 MAUSER C96 STRIPPER CLIP, CHINESE MADE ($4.EA ‘VINTAGE’ MFD. EXC. GRIPS, HAVE 6pr. ......................... 19
BROWN FINGER EXTENSION, HAVE 2........................... 350 OR 3/$10) (ALSO AVAILABLE: 10 IN ORIGINAL CHINESE 785 MELIOR M1920 EXC. BLACK PISTOL GRIPS................ 25
675 FN BROWNING P35 HI-POWER EXC. ORIGINAL WWII MILITARY WRAPPER FOR $30) ........................................ 4 786 WALTHER LP-53 .177 TARGET AIR PISTOL EXC.
MAG, NO WaA................................................................ 225 734 DAVIS P380 .380 MAGS(2) IN BELT POUCH, SOLD AS ORIGINAL CHECKERED BROWN PLASTIC WALTHER
676 SAVAGE MODEL 1907 .32/.380 ORIGINAL MAG. ......... 69 SET .................................................................................. 39 BANNER GRIPS ............................................................... 20
677 WALTHER PP & PPK/S BLACK BASE FINGER EXTENSION 735 U.S. M1/M2 CARBINE STIPPER CLIPS & GUIDES, 97 787 WALTHER PPK EXC. BLACK POSTWAR GRIPS WITH
MAG, LATER RIBBED STYLE ........................................... 39 STRIPPERS & 6 STRIPPER GUIDES SOLD AS ONE LOT MAUSER BANNER ........................................................... 49
678 ENFIELD NO.4 MKI STRIPPER CLIPS, 2 FOR $5 ............ 5 ....................................................................................... 175 788 WALTHER PP 1ST VARIATION PRE-WAR GRIPS W/
679 WALTHER MODEL 4 ORIGINAL MAG W/BANNER ON 736 FEMARU P37 ORIGINAL WWII .380 MAG, PITTED IN SCREW, “X”-REENFOREMENT ON UNDERSIDE, EXC.... 150
BASE, HAVE 2, 1-POLICE WITH #34 ON BASE ALSO ...... 95 PLACES, EXC. FUNCTIONING, 70% ............................... 150 789 FEMARU P37 EXC. HUNGARIAN MILITARY ORIGINAL
680 BRITISH ENFIELD NO.1 MKIII STRIPPER CLIPS, 2 FOR 737 MAB GZ .22LR MAG, HAVE 3 (BLUE OR NICKEL) ........ 25 GROOVED GRIPS W/SCREW, FITS MILITARY &
$5....................................................................................... 5 38 MAB GZ/DICKSON .32 AUTO MAG., HAVE 2.................. 19 COMMERCIAL PISTOLS .................................................. 65
681 TOKAREV TT33 7.62X25 MAG, HAVE SEVERAL FROM 739 CHIAPPA M1-22 CARBINE .22LR MAG......................... 25 790 WALTHER PP EARLY WWII WEIGHTED GRIPS W/
VARIOUS COUNTRIES, RUSSIAN, CHINESE, ETC. .......... 15 740 STEVENS MODEL 58 16GA. BOLT-ACTION 2-ROUND SCREW, EXC. ................................................................. 100
682 FN FAL .308 ORIGINAL MAG, HAVE 6 .......................... 29 MAG. ................................................................................ 29 791 MAUSER 1934 EXC. ORIGINAL CHECKERED WALNUT
683 MAUSER HSC .32 AUTO ORIGINAL WWII MAG, HAVE 2 741 HK 91/G3 20RD. .308/7.62 NATO SURPLUS MAG, HAVE GRIP, HAVE 3 ................................................................ 125
($100-110)..................................................................... 100 7....................................................................................... 10 792 WALTHER P38 WWII GRIPS, HAVE 5 ($75-150).......... 95
684 MAUSER MODEL 1910 ‘SIDE-LATCH’ ORIGINAL MAG 742 HK 91/G3 .308/7.62 NATO MILITARY SURPLUS MAGS 793 BRITISH BULLDOG WOOD GRIPS, 3 SETS-1 PRICE .... 20
....................................................................................... 150 (2) IN DOUBLE MAG POUCH, 1 PRICE FOR 2 MAGS & 794 RUGER P85 EXC. BLACK CHECKERED “UNCLE MIKE’S”
685 HK 4 .380 ORIGINAL FACTORY FINGER EXTENSION POUCH, HAVE 10 ............................................................. 22 RUBBER GRIPS ............................................................... 15
MAG ................................................................................. 40 743 BLACK DOG/CIENER TACSOL AR-15 10RD. .22LR MAG, 795 S&W MODEL 59 9mm ORIGINAL BLACK FACTORY
686 ORTGIES DETCHE WERKE .25 AUTO EXC. ORIGINAL HAVE 4, NEW ................................................................... 15 GRIPS .............................................................................. 25
NICKEL MAG, HAVE 2 ...................................................... 65 744 JAP. NAMBU TYPE 94 ORIGINAL, HAVE 2, (1-EARLY/ 796 LUGER P08 CHECKERED WALNUT GRIPS, EXC. REPRO,
687 FN BROWNING MODEL 1900 .32acp ORIGINAL MAG .. 75 NICKEL #857 $125, 1-LATE/BLUE #330 $100) .............. 100 HAVE 3 PAIR.................................................................... 20
688 FN BROWNING MODEL1922 .32ACP ORIGINAL FN/ 745 JAP. NAMBU TYPE 14 NAMBU ORIGINAL EARLY 797 COLT 1911 EXC. REPRO CHECKERED WALNUT GRIPS,
CALIBER MARKED EXC. WWII MAG, HAVE SEVERAL ($39- NICKELED MAG #434 WITHOUT SPING RETAINER HOLE, HAVE 2............................................................................. 25
45) ................................................................................... 39 HAS SOME SPOTS OF PITTING ....................................... 90 798 KEYES 1911A1 BROWN WWII VG GRIPS WITH or
689 BERGMANN 1908 OR 1910/21 ORIGINAL MAG, HAVE 5 746 U.S. M14/M1A 20RD. .308 MAG, HAVE 7, PRICED PER WITHOUT GRIP SCREWS, HAVE 4pr.($25-35) ................ 29
....................................................................................... 425 EA. ................................................................................... 35 799 LUGER P08 EXC. WWII “BLACK WIDOW” PAIR BLACK
690 CZ 27 ORIGINAL MAG, HAVE 6 ($75-95) ..................... 75 747 RG .22LR FINGER EXTENSION MAG, HAVE 2 .............. 25 PLASTIC GRIPS ............................................................. 300
691 MAUSER M1914 .32acp ORIGINAL MAG ..................... 85 748 CHINESE RPD MAGAZINE WITH BELT, EXC. & UNISSUED, 800 LUGER LOADING TOOLS, VARIOUS, $10-$150.......... 100
692 ASTRA 800 9MM MAG. ................................................ 39 HAVE 10........................................................................... 39 801 FINNISH LUGER P08 LOADING TOOLS, , HAVE 5, (4 ‘SA’
693 CZ 24 ORIGINAL MAG, SA ON BASE, HAVE 2 ............ 100 749 ASCASO 9mm LARGO MAG (INTERCHANGES WITH MARKED @$45ea. AND 1 ‘SKY’ MARKED @$60) ............ 45
694 BERETTA MODEL 1934 .380 EXC. WWII MAG WITH WWII ASTRA 400) ..................................................................... 39 802 AIM 2-7X32 SCOPE WITH NO-DRILL MOUNTS & RINGS
ROMANIAN MILITARY CONTRACT REPLACEMENT BASE 750 RUGER P91/P94 FACTORY ORIGINAL MAG ................. 20 FOR MOISEN-NAGANT RIFLES, NEW, REPLACES REAR
......................................................................................... 69 SIGHT .............................................................................. 50
695 DWM 7.65mm (.32AUTO) EXC. ORIGINAL MAG .......... 75 MISCELLANEOUS
803 WWII GERMAN M1934 MILITARY BACKPACK WITH FUR
696 SPRINGFIELD ARMORY M1911 EXC. ORIGINAL WWI 751 BERETTA M1934/35 .380 BARREL(POOR BORE), SLIDE- FLAP, NICE BUT A COUPLE TORN LEATHER STRAPS .... 85
LANYARD MAG, U.S. MILITARY .................................... 500 STOP & .22RF VARIANT BARREL (EXC. BORE), 1 PRICE 804 UTG LEAPERS 2-7X32 LONG EYE RELIEF SCOPE WITH
697 NORWEGIAN M1914 .45 AUTO 1ST VARIATION 2-TONE ......................................................................................... 55 RED TO GREEN ILLUMINATED RETICLES, MOUNTS &
LANYARD MAG, EXC., HAVE 2 ...................................... 125 752 MAUSER 98K VG-EXC. SIGHT-HOOD, HAVE 8 ............. 15 RINGS, N.I.B. ................................................................... 89
698 ASTRA 400 EXC. ORIGINAL MAG., HAVE 9 ($29-39) ... 29 753 U.S. MILITARY WWI/WWII EXC. PISTOL LANYARD .... 85 805 CENTER-POINT 3-9X40AO SCOPE WITH MOUNTS &
699 MAKAROV EXC. ORIGINAL 9X18 MILITARY MAG, HAVE 754 WWII GERMAN GAS MASK, UNISSUED, EXC., WaA RINGS, ADJUSTABLE OBJECTIVE LENS, 99% ................ 50
3, SOME E. GERMAN ....................................................... 25 MARKED .......................................................................... 99
806 RUSSIAN MILITARY PISTOL EXC. CLEANING ROD, HAVE
700 ORTGIES DEUTCHE WERKE .32 OR .380 MAG, HAVE 3 755 MAUSER C96 “BROOMHANDLE” CLEANING ROD WITH
WALNUT HANDLE, EXC. REPRO, HAVE 3..................... 12.5 2......................................................................................... 7
($65-79)........................................................................... 65
756 GERMAN WWI MILITARY GRAY/GREEN BELT BUCKLE 807 MOSSBERG M4D 4-POWER 3/4” BLUED STEEL TUBE
701 RUSSIAN SVT40 EXC. MAG ........................................ 195
702 RUSSIAN SVT40 EXC. MAG, POLISH MARKED WITH MARKED “GOTT MIT UNS” .............................................. 40 SCOPE, 14-1/4” LONG, EXC. OPTICS, MOUNTS/RINGS &
‘OVAL 11’, HAVE 2 ......................................................... 149 757 MOSSBERG 500 ENTRY SHOTGUN PISTOL GRIP RUBBER EYEPIECE, 98%................................................. 85
703 JENNINGS J-48 .380 NEW FINGER-EXTENSION MAG.. 25 ASSEMBLY W/SCREW & SWIVEL COMPLETE, NEW ...... 49 809 SWEDISH MODEL 1896 BAYONET WITH SCABBARD,
704 SIG P226 9mm 15-ROUND EXC. FACTORY MAG, HAVE 4 758 CZ52 7.62X25 PISTOL BARREL ONLY, EXC. BORE ...... 50 8-1/2” BLADE, STEEL GRIP, HONEST WEAR, NO PITTING,
......................................................................................... 29 759 LUGER M1906 20”X30” FULL COLOR PRINT ............... 10 HAVE 2............................................................................. 55
705 BERETTA MODEL 950 (AND SIMILAR MODELS) .25acp 760 SAUER 38H COCK/DECOCK REPLACEMENT SPRINGS,
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810 U.S.M4 IMPERIAL MARKED M1 CARBINE BAYONET, NO 848 REMINGTON .357 MAXIMUM 158GR. HP, OR 180 GR. HP 932 Ordnance Col. Whittington’s ‘Sash Hook S&W’
SCABBARD, LEATHER WWII/KOREAN HANDLE, HONEST AMMO, 20RD. BOX, HAVE 6 ............................................ 35 monograph ...................................................................... 10
WEAR, NO PITTING ....................................................... 135 849 KOREAN MFR. .30-06 BALL AMMO, 150RDS. BULK .... 90 933 MERWIN, HULBERT & CO. 44 CALIBER REVOLVER 2nd
811 U.S.M4 IMPERIAL M1 CARBINE BAYONET & SCABBARD, 850 FEDERAL PREMIUM .338 WIN. MAG.TROPHY BONDED REVISION MONOGRAPH BY ORDNANCE COL. ROBERT D.
LEATHER HANDLE, U.S.M8A1 B.M.CO. MARKED BEAR CLAW (HAVE 2) 20RD. BOXES OF FACTORY AMMO, WHITTINGTON III ............................................................ 30
SCABBARD, 85% ........................................................... 175 PRICED PER BOX............................................................. 39 934 GREAT BRITAIN-THE TOMMY GUN STORY BY TOM
812 JAP. WWII CAVALRY SABER, MATCHING NUMBERED 851 FEDERAL PREMIUM .270 130GR. NOSLER BALLISTIC TIP
DAVIS, JR. ....................................................................... 29
SWORD & SHEATH, EXC. BLATE AND HANDLE, SCABBARD AMMO, 20RD. BOX, HAVE 2 ............................................ 25
HAS ONE DENT AND IS PAINTED GOLD........................ 325 852 SOUTH AFRICAN .223/5.56mm BALL AMMO IN BATTLE 935 THE SHOOTER’S WORKBENCH BY MOSHER ............... 29
813 U.S. MODEL 1902 DRESS SABER WITH SOLDIER NAME PACKS & AMMO CAN, 1983 MFR., 900RDS. ................ 300 936 Ordnance Col. R.D.Whittington’s ‘Canadian Colts for the
HISTORY DATING TO THE 1920s-30s, 2nd VARIATION, 853 NAMBU MFG. CO. 7.7JAP. 150GR. FMJBT 20RD. BOX OF Boer War, part III’ monograph ........................................... 6
EXC. WALNUT GRIP, EXC. EMBOSSED & HI-POLISHED AMMO.............................................................................. 35 937 ORDNANCE COL.R.D. WHITTINGTON’S MERWIN,
BLADE, SILVER SCABBARD WITH LIGHT FRECKLING, 854 BRITISH 0.380 2Z (.38 REVOLVER) AMMO, ORIGINAL HULBERT & COMPANY .38 AND .32 CALIBER REVOLVERS
BEAUTIFUL HANDGUARD .............................................. 550 12RD. BOXES, EXC. HAVE 19 .......................................... 25 MONOGRAPH .................................................................. 25
814 WWI GERMAN BUTCHER BAYONET WITH EXC. 855 1000 ROUNDS 9mm BALL, REMANUFACTURED & 938 THE RSHA SS AND EINSATZGRUPPEN WALTHER PP
SCABBARD, 18-3/4” SAW-TOOTH BACK BLADE, WALNUT BOXED, IN GI AMMO CAN ............................................. 200 AND PPK PISTOLS MONOGRAPH BY COL. ROBERT D.
GRIPS, EXC. OVERALL .................................................. 350 856 HORNADY 6.5 JAP 140GR.SP CUSTOM AMMO, 20RD. WHITTINGTON III, U.S. ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS......... 35
815 LUGER POSTER, 20”X30” W/4 LUGER PISTOL PHOTOS BOX.................................................................................. 29 939 MERCALDO’S ALLIED RIFLE CONTRACTS IN AMERICA-
FEATURING THE MODEL 1906, EXC. COLOR & QUALITY10 857 GRAF&SONS 6.5 JAP. 140GR. SP AMMO, 20RD. BOX, NEW ................................................................................. 59
816 LUGER DISPLAY POSTER W/PHOTOS OF 4 VARIOUS HAVE 4............................................................................. 29 940 WHITTINGTON’S PRESENTATION&COMMERCIAL COLT
EARLY LUGER PISTOLS & LUGER CARBINE, 14”X17”, 858 NORMA 6.5JAP. 156GR. SP, OR 139GR. SP 20RD. BOX OF WALKER PISTOLS, 2ND REVISION MONOGRAPH .......... 20
EXC. QUALITY.................................................................. 10 AMMO, HAVE 3 ................................................................ 39
941 ORDNANCE COL.R.D. WHITTINGTON’S COLT SAA, 1878
817 CANADIAN ROSS RIFLE MILITARY BAYONET, NO 859 WINCHESTER PEATING ARMS CO. 7.92mm (8X57)
SCABBARD, WALNUT GRIP, PATINA/GRAY FINISH ........ 50 MAUSER WWII ERA 154GR. BALL AMMO IN 20RD. BOX, & BISLEY PRODUCTION 1873-1940 COMMON CALIBERS &
819 WWII GERMAN FIREMAN’S BAYONET & SCABBARD, MARKED DIVISION OF OLIN INDUSTRIES, INC. NEW RARE VARIATIONS MONOGRAPH ................................... 10
EXC. BLADE, CHIPPED PAINT ON SCABBARD .............. 200 HAVEN, CONN., U.S.A. ON BOX, HEADSTAMPED ‘WRA 942 ORDNANCE COL.R.D.WHITTINGTON’S COLT MODEL
820 GERMAN WWII SA DAGGER WITH SCABBARD, SCARCE 7.92’................................................................................. 20 1909 MILITARY REVOLVERS, THE 1904 THOMPSON-
‘GEBR.GRAFRATH-SOLINGEB’ MAKER MARK, SOME 860 SWEDISH 9mm BROWNING LONG ORIGINAL MILITARY LAGARDE REPORT, AND GENERAL JOHN J. PERSHING
LIGHT SCABBARD DENTING, 95% ................................ 695 ISSUE 28RD. BOX OF AMMO, HAVE 7, (5 FOR $99) ....... 25 MONOGRAPH .................................................................. 15
822 BRITISH SPIKE BAYONET ONLY, EXC. ......................... 15 861 7.62 RUSSIAN NAGANT M1895 REVOLVER AMMO, 14RD. 943 ORDNANCE COL. R.D.WHITTINGTON’S U.S. COLT
823 STEWART HAND-MADE CUSTOM HUNTING KNIFE, PACKS, HAVE SEVERAL .................................................... 5 MODEL 1902 .45CAL. REVOLVER MONOGRAPH ............ 15
ANTLER HANDLE, BROWN LEATHER SHEATH, 3-1/2” 862 REMINGTON 8X57 MAUSER 170GR. SOFT PT. 20RD. BOX 944 Ordnance Col. R.D.Whittington’s ‘Colt SAA & Bisley
BLADE, EXC. BLADE & HANDLE, SOME SHEATH OF AMMO, HAVE 5 PLUS 1 BOX OF FEDERAL................. 20 Chamberings and Ammunition’ monograph .................... 25
SCUFFING ........................................................................ 79 863 SWEDISH MFR. 9mm BROWNING LONG AMMO FOR 945 Ordnance Col. R.D.Whittington’s ‘Colt SAA & Bisley prod.
825 REMINGTON M58 BARREL DRILLING FIXTURE, MAKES HUSQVARNA MODEL 07 PISTOL, 50RD. BOX, EXC. BRIGHT for the Texas Oil Boom, 1901-1907’ monograph ............. 20
REM. 870 PUMP BARRELS INTO REM. M58 BARRELS BY AMMO, HAVE 13 (5 FOR $125) ....................................... 29 946 Whitt.’s Colt Dragoon Military Pistols (Procurments &
DRILLING GAS ORIFICES, VERY SLICK......................... 225 864 NORINCO 9X18 NON-CORROSIVE COPPER WASH STEEL
Issues 1848-1861)........................................................... 15
826 BROWNING BAR AIRSOFT PELLET-FIRING MACHINEGUN CASE 50RD. BOX OF AMMO, HAVE SEVERAL (MULTIPLE
WITH 8 SPARE MAGS, SLING, BIPOD, EXTRA ORIGINAL BOXES CAN BE SHIPPED AT SINGLE BOX PRICE) .......... 19 947 BALCAR&CLARIN’S THE P38 PISTOL SPREEWERKE
CARRY HANDLE, FULL SIZE, IN ORIGINAL BOX, APPEARS 865 7.62X25 TOKAREV MILITARY BALL AMMO, CLEAN, PRODUCTION, HARDCOVER, NEW! ................................ 99
NEW, NO LICENSE REQUIRED, SOLD AS FULL-AUTO 100RDS., HAVE SEVERAL ............................................... 40 MACHINE GUNS & RELATED
PELLETT-FIRING TOY .................................................... 459 866 .40S&W 250RD. BOX ‘BLAZER BRASS’ 180GR. FMJ
827 U.S. M84 SNIPER-RIFLE SCOPE #25283 WITH AMMO............................................................................ 100 951 WWII GERMAN MP40 CODE 27-40 9mm SUB-
SUNSHIELD & RUBBER EYEPIECE, EXC. OPTICS, 90-95% 869 8X57 WWI GERMAN AMMO, 1913 DATE, 30 ROUNDS & 3 MACHINEGUN, 6 EXTRA MAGS, MAG LOADER, 1941
....................................................................................... 925 STRIPPER CLIPS ............................................................. 60 DATED POUCHES, SLING & FLASH-HIDER, 1ST YEAR 1940
829 WWI DOUGHBOY ORIGINAL HELMET WITH EXC. REPRO 870 MAUSER C96 PRE-WAR AMMO ON ORIGINAL DWM PRODUCTION, UNDERFOLD STOCK, PURCHASED FROM
LINER & CHIN-STRAP, 70% .......................................... 119 MARKED STRIPPERS IN ORIGINAL DWM MARKED VET & HAVE HIS SERVICE RECORD, LOWER DOES NOT
830 WWI DOUGHBOY HELMET WITH EXC. ORIGINAL UNOPENED BOXES. MINTY CONDITION/BRIGHT CLEAN MATCH UPPER BUT IS AS BROUGHT BACK, 85% .... 28500
LINER & CHIN-STRAP, DOUGHBOY’S NAME ‘H.E.NOHR’ AMMO. JUST IN FROM A SMALL ASIAN COUNTRY’S 1930s 953 SWD M11 9mm SUB-MACHINE GUN #86-0006296 WITH
WRITTEN ON CHIN-STRAP, EXC. OVERALL, 95%......... 225 GERMAN SHIPMENT. ($45 EA. OR 10/$350) .................. 45 SILENCER SWD 9mm SILENCER #N545, 6” BARREL,
831 GERMAN WWI M16 STANDARD HELMET WITH 80% COLLAPSABLE STOCK, 95-97%, FORM 4 TRANSFERABLE,
ORIGINAL LEATHER LINER, ORIGINAK GREEN PAINT, BOOKS & MANUALS
890 U.S. MILITARY HOLSTERS AND ACCOUTREMENTS BY EXC. SET-UP ................................................................ 7500
ORIGINAL PERSONALIZED MARKINGS ON INSIDE, 80-
EDWARD SCOTT MEADOWS (ALMOST 2-1/2” THICK) 954 AK-47 30RD. BLUED MILITARY MAG, EXC., HAVE 2 ... 10
85% ............................................................................... 475
832 GERMAN WWII M35 HELMET, MAKER MARKED, LINER INCREDIBLE***NEW VOLUME***.................................. 99 955 TAPCO INTRAFUSE AK-47 30RD. POLYMER MAG,
RING ONLY, NO DECAL, STALINGRAD BATTLEFIELD PICK- 893 BRITISH ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES 1919-40, VOL. LIFETIME WARRANTY ($9.95ea. OR 6 FOR $50.) ........ 9.95
UP, RUSTY & PITTED, BUT STILL 50% ......................... 169 2 (HARD COVER) ............................................................. 39 956 BROWNING 1917/1919 WWII O.D. GREEN 250RD. AMMO
833 GERMAN WWII M35 HELMET W/LINER BAND ONLY & 895 SERBIAN AND YUGOSLAV MAUSER RIFLES, FOR BELT ................................................................................ 39
CAMO RETAINING BAND, BATTLEFIELD PICK-UP FROM COLLECTORS ONLY, BY BRANKO BOGDANOVIC ............ 19 958 COLT M16/AR15 ORIGINAL MIL-SURP 30RD. MAG, HAVE
KURLAND POCKET, RUST & PITTING, BUT STILL 50% 898 PISTOLS RIFLES AND MACHINE GUNS BY LT.-COL. 11..................................................................................... 10
....................................................................................... 169 W.G.B.ALLEN ................................................................... 25 963 MP28 MACHINEGUN WWII GERMAN SPARE MAG POUCH
834 GERMAN WWII M35 DOUBLE DECAL HELMET WITH 899 VIS RADOM POLISH PISTOL BOOK BY WM. YORK, SET WITH Y-STRAPS, INCLUES (2) 3-POCKET MATCHING
LINER, EXC. REPRO......................................................... 59 HARDCOVER ED. ............................................................. 59 NUMBERED 1935 & 1936 DATE MAG POUCHES, POLICE
835 FORSTER UNIVERSAL SIGHT MOUNTING FIXTURE / JIG 902 THE M1 GARAND OWNER’S GUIDE BU SCOTT A. DUFF10
MARKED, ORIGINAL Y-TYPE CARRY STRAPS INCLUDED,
WITH EXTRA BRACKETS AND WOODEN CASE, EXC. .... 325 903 FN MAUSER RIFLES-ARMING BELGIUM AND THE WORLD
BY VANDERLINDEN, NEW-HARD COVER ........................ 69 EXC., VERY RARE ACCESSORY, ALSO FITS ERMA EMP
AMMUNITION 904 AMERICAN FLIGHT JACKETS, AIRMEN & AIRCRAFT ....................................................................................... 925
838 DILLON PRECISION .45acp W-W HEADSTAMPED (WWI-DESERT STORM) BY JON MAGUIRE & JOHN 964 ERMA EMP MACHINEGUN SPARE MAG POUCH SET,
PRIMED BRASS, 500RDS, NEW .................................... 125 CONWAY.......................................................................... 39 INCLUDES (2) 3-POCKET POLICE E/B 1942 DATE EXC.
839 DILLON PRECISION .44 SPL. REM. NEW UNPRIMED 906 HONEYCUTT&ANTHONY’S MILITARY RIFLES OF JAPAN BLACK POUCHES AND ORIGINAL Y-TYPE CARRY STRAPS,
BRASS, 500RDS. ........................................................... 125 ......................................................................................... 59 VERY SCARCE, ALSO FITS MP28 .................................. 995
840 DILLON PRECISION 10mm WIN. NEW UNPRIMED 913 THE GUNSMITHS OF CANADA BOOKLET BY S. JAMES 966 DLO 1917A1 .30-06 BELT-FED FORM 4 TRANSFERABLE
BRASS, 500RDS. ........................................................... 200 GOODING ......................................................................... 10 MACHINEGUN W/TRIPOD, WATERCAN, HOSE, WOODEN
841 .223/5.56mm BALL AMMO IN BOXES/IN G.I. AMMO 915 VANDERLINDEN’S FN BROWNING PISTOLS ................ 59 AMMO BOX & OPTICS, UNFIRED, MINTY ................. 19500
CAN, 1300 ROUNDS, 1040 ROUNDS WINCHESTER, 260 918 BROWNING MODEL 1910 “PISTOLE NEUES MODELL” 979 WWII GERMAN MG34 EXC. ORIGINAL BARRELS, HAVE 8
ROUNDS WOLF, NEW .................................................... 450 GERMAN MANUAL, REPRINT, 24 PAGES........................ 15 (ADD $25 FOR SELECT)................................................. 199
842 .223/5.56mm MILITARY BALL AMMO ON STRIPPER 922 MAUSER WTPII GERMAN PISTOL MANUAL, REPRINT, 27 980 MG34/MG15 SADDLE DRUM LOADING KEYS, HAVE
CLIPS/IN BANDOLEERS/IN G.I. AMMO CAN, 760 RDS., PAGES ............................................................................. 15 SEVERAL, $20EA., 7 FOR $100........................................ 20
EXC. ............................................................................... 300 923 FN-BROWNING 100 YEARS OF SPORT AND MILITARY
984 THOMPSON SMG ORIGINAL HORSEHAIR CHAMBER
843 .223 MILITARY BALL AMMO, 1000RDS+ IN AMMO CAN, FIREARMS BY AUGUSTE FRANCOTTE & CLAUDE GAIER59
BULK, A FEW MIXED ROUNDS, BRASS CASE EXCEPT FOR 925 THE WINTER WAR-RUSSIA’S INVASION OF FINLAND BRUSH, HAVE 3 ............................................................... 19
ABOUT 50 RDS., EXC. & CLEAN .................................... 350 1939-40 BY ROBERT EDWARDS ..................................... 12 987 H&R HANDIGUN .410GA. SINGLESHOT SHOTGUN W/
845 8X56R 5-ROUND STRIPPER CLIP WITH AMMO, HAVE 926 THE MOSIN-NAGANT RIFLE BY TERENCE W. LAPIN ... 12 PISTOLGRIP & 12.25” BARREL, EXC. BORE, 95%, FORM 4
SEVERAL ......................................................................... 10 927 HOW TO SHOOT THE U.S. ARMY RIFLE-THE INFANTRY TRANSFERABLE............................................................. 699
846 STEYR 8X56R 10 ROUND BOX OF AMMO ON TWO JOURNAL (M1 GARAND INFO FROM WWII-KOREA)....... 10 989 WWII GERMAN MG34 TWO-BARREL CARRIER WITH
STRIPPER CLIPS ............................................................. 20 930 BROWNING LIGHT AUTOMATIC RIFLE/FN FAL CAL. SLING & 2 EXC. BARRELS, SCARCE ACCESSORY FOR THE
847 JAP. TYPE 26 9mm ORIGINAL WWII AMMO, 2 RDS.... 10 7.62mm MANUAL, ENGLISH ........................................... 15 MG34 ............................................................................. 575

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PH: 715-325-3187.
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The Fieldhouse, 3946 Ice Way. SH: Fri. 3pm-8pm,
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517-676-4160. www.migunshows.com.
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PH: 989-798-8709.
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April 7 & 8, 2018. 17th Annual Sportsmans Gun Show,
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Apr 6-7 WI, Phillips. Gun & Knife Show. Municipal Building,
745 Eyder Ave. SH: Fri. 3pm-8pm, Sat. 9am-4pm. A:
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Apr 7-8 AR, Batesville. Gun Show. Independence Co.
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G&S Promotions. PO Box 338, Wister, OK 74966. PH:
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Apr 7-8 IN, Sunman. Gun Show. American Legion Post 337, 412 Eastern Ave. SH: Sat.
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Washington Street, Route 1. SH: Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-3pm. F: 325. NewMart
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Apr 7-8 MD, Frederick. Gun Show. Fairgrounds, 797 E Patrick St. SH: Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun.
9am-3pm. A: $9. T: 350. F: $70. Silverado Promotions. Box 370, Buckeystown, MD
21717. PH: 301-874-5012. www.silveradogunshow.com.
Apr 7-8 MN, Hastings. Gun & Knife Show. Armory, 3050 Hwy. 316. SH: Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun.
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Able St. NE, Blaine, MN 55434. PH: 763-754-7140. www.crocodileproductionsinc.
com.
GUNS, AMMO, KNIVES & RELATED ITEMS Apr 7-8 OH, Massillon. Stark Gun Collectors show. Massillon Knights of Columbus hall,
988 Cherry Rd NW. SH: Sat. 9am-4pm, Sun. 9am-4pm. A: $5.00 Adults
PUBLIC INVITED TO BUY • SELL • BROWSE • TRADE Kids 12 and under Free. T: 110. F: . Stark Gun Collectors Inc.. 1206 Orrville St NW,
Credit Cards or Money Orders only two weeks prior to show. Massillon, OH 44647. PH: 330-830-5340. www.starkguncollectors.com.
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa & Discover by phone. Apr 7-8 OH, Girard. Gun Show. Youngstown Area Metroplex, 1620 Motor Inn Dr. SH: Sat.
9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-3pm. A: $7. Ohio Gun Shows. PO Box 491, Vienna, OH 44473.
PH: 330-539-4247. www.ohiogunshows.com.
E-mail: info@premiergunshows.com Apr 7-8 OK, Tulsa. Tulsa Arms Show. Fairgrounds, 4145 E. 21 St. SH: Sat. 8am-6pm, Sun.
PO Box 34224, Ft. Worth, TX 76162 8am-4pm. A: $10. T: 4200. F: $175. Tulsa Arms Collectors Association. PO Box 33201,
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Buy Your Tickets On-Line OR Join Our Email List and Save $1.00 at: Apr 7-8 PA, Monroeville. Pittsburgh Gun & Knife Show. Monroeville Convention Center,
817-732-1194 www.PremierGunShows.com 209 Mall Blvd. SH: Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-5pm. A: $9. T: 650. F: $55. Showmasters,
Inc. . 4225 Fortress Dr, Blacksburg, VA 24060. PH: 540-951-1344. www.showmas-
tersgunshows.com.
Apr 7-8 SC, Columbia. Gun, Knife & Miitaria Show. Jamil Shrine Temple, 206 Jamil Rd. SH:
LEWISVILLE GUN SHOW Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm. A: $8 or $6 w/Military ID. SC Arms Coll. Assoc.. PO
Box 4308, Irmo, SC 29063. PH: 803-463-9377. www.scaca.net.
April 7 & 8 Apr 7-8 TX, San Antonio. Gun Show. Events Center, 8111 Meadow Leaf. SH: Sat.
9am-6pm, Sun. 9am-5pm. F: $70. Saxet Gun Shows. PO Box 5677, Corpus Christi,
TX 78465. PH: 361-289-2256. www.saxetshows.com.
UPCOMING SHOWS - May 5 & 6 • June 30 & July 1 Apr 7-8 TX, Pasadena. Gun & Knife Show. Convention Center, 7902 Fairmont Pkwy. SH:
Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm. A: $9. High Caliber Gun & Knife Show. PO Box 2616,
Premier Event Center, Lakeland Plaza Alvin, TX 77512. PH: 281-489-1741. www.highcalibergunshow.com.
Apr 7-8 TX, Wichita Falls. Gun & Knife Show. MPEC Exhibit Hall, 5th & Burnett. SH: Sat.
1165 S. Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville, TX 75067 9am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm. A: $5. T: 200. F: $60. Wichita Falls Gun & Knife Show. PO
Box 3611, Wichita Falls, TX 76301. PH: 940-692-3766. www.joetomwhite.com.
400 Tables 8 ft. - $80 - FREE Parking
g Apr 7-8 UT, Salt Lake City. Gun Show. Mountain American Expo Center, 9575 S. State St.
SH: Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-4pm. A: $12. F: . Crossroads of the West. PO Box 290,
Kaysville, UT 84037. PH: 801-544-9125. www.crossroadsgunshows.com.
MESQUITE RODEO Apr 7-8 VA, Fishersville. Fishersville Gun & Knife Show. Augusta Expo, 277 Expo Road.
SH: Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 10am-5pm. A: $8. T: 250. F: $60. Showmasters, Inc. . 4225
Fortress Dr, Blacksburg, VA 24060. PH: 540-951-1344. www.showmastersgunshows.
April 14 & 15 com.
Apr 7-8 WV, Morgantown. The Morgantown Gun Show. Mylan Park Expo Center, Ruby
Community Center, 500 Mylan Park Lane. SH: Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-4pm. A: $7.
UPCOMING SHOWS - September 8 & 9 T: 300. F: $45. Showmasters, Inc. . 4225 Fortress Dr, Blacksburg, VA 24060. PH:
540-951-1344. www.showmastersgunshows.com.
Mesquite Convention Center Apr 14-15 AZ, Kingman. Pioneer Country Events Gun & Knife, Coins & Collectibles Show.
1700 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite, TX 75149 Mohave Co. Fairgrounds, 2600 Fairgrounds Ave. SH: Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-3pm.
A: $6/ $9 two-day pass. F: . Pioneer Country Events. not available, PO Box 3955,
400 Tables 8 ft. - $80 - FREE Parking Kingman, AZ 86402. PH: 928-692-0937. www.PioneerCountryEvents.com.
Apr 14-15 CA, San Francisco. Gun Show. Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Avenue. SH: Sat.
9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-4pm. A: $12. Crossroads of the West. PO Box 290, Kaysville, UT
84037. PH: 801-544-9125. www.crossroadsgunshows.com.
PREMIER GUN SHOWS@ BIG TOWN Apr 14-15 FL, Lakeland. Gun Show. The Lakeland Center, 701 West Lime Street. SH: Sat.
9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-3pm. A: $8. T: 600. Lakeland Rifle and Pistol Club . 2000 Lasso
Ln, Lakeland, fl 33815. PH: 863-665-0092. lakelandgunshow.com.
April 21 & 22 Apr 14-15 IN, Lafayette. Gun & Knife Show. Tippecanoe 4H Fairgrounds, 1401 Teal Rd. SH:
Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-3pm. A: $5. F: $35. Central Indiana Gun Shows. PO Box 32,
UPCOMING SHOWS - May 19 & 20 • June 16 & 17 Centerville, IN 47330. PH: 765-993-8942. www.centralindianagunshows.com.
Apr 14-15 KY, Somerset. Kenny Woods Gun Shows. The Center, 2292 S hwy 27. SH: Sat.
2323 Big Town Blvd., Mesquite, TX, 75149 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-4pm. A: $8. RK Shows. PO Box 334, Manchester, IA 52057. PH:
750 Tables 8 ft. - $80 - FREE Parking 563-927-8176. www.rkshows.com.
Apr 14-15 MI, Grand Rapids. Gun & Knife Show. 4 Mile Rd Showplace, 1025 Four Mile
Rd. SH: Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 10am-3pm. T: 450. Sport Show Promotions. PO Box 404,
Mason, MI 48854. PH: 517-676-4160. www.migunshows.com.
ORIGINAL FORT WORTH GUN SHOW Apr 14-15 MN, Cambridge. Gun & Knife Show. Cambridge Armory, 505 Spirit River Dr S.
SH: Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-3pm. A: $5. F: $35 pre-pay/ $40 at the show. Crocodile
Productions Inc. 12781 Able St. NE, Blaine, MN 55434. PH: 763-754-7140. www.
April 28 & 29 crocodileproductionsinc.com.
Apr 14-15 MO, Hallsville. Gun & Knife Show. Hallsville Fairgrounds, 500 Hwy OO. SH: Sat.
9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-3pm. T: 250. F: $66. Midwest Arms Collector, LLC. 32671 Hwy 6,
UPCOMING SHOWS - June 23 & 24 Brashear, MO 63533. PH: 669-956-6004. www.macshows.com.
Amon Carter Exhibit Hall Apr 14-15 NC, Charlotte. Dixie Gun & Knife Show. Park Expo & Conference Ctr., 2500 E
Independence Blvd. SH: Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 10am-5pm. A: $8. Dixie Gun And Knife
3401 Burnett Tandy, Ft Worth, TX, 76107 Classic, Inc. PO Box 21049, Raleigh, NC 27619. PH: 919-781-1287. www.dixiegu-
1,, 00 Tables
ab es 8 ft.
t - $80 nandknifeshow.com.
Apr 14-15 NH, Concord. New England Events: Concord Gun Show. Everett Ice Arena, 15
Loudon Rd. SH: Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-2pm. A: $9 per person. T: 285. F: $75 per
PASADENA GUN SHOW table. 4 Church Street, Concord, NH 03301. PH: 603-230-9014. https://newengland-
events.net/.
Apr 14-15 NM, Albuquerque. Albuquerque Gun & Blade Show. Expo NM Lujan Bldg, 300
May 26 & 27 San Pedro NE. SH: Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-4pm. A: Adults $7, kids under 12 FREE.
T: 600. F: $70. Silver Spur Trade Shows. PO Box 208, Ralls, TX 79357. PH: 806-253-
1322. www.albuquerquegunshow.com.
UPCOMING SHOWS - June 30 & July 1 Apr 14-15 OH, Medina. Gun Show. Community Ctr., Co. Fairgrounds (SR 42) 735 Lafayette
Rd. SH: Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-3pm. A: $7., under 12 free. T: 450. F: $55. Conrad &
Pasadena Convention Center Dowdell Productions. 9047 Kennard Rd., Lodi, OH 44254. PH: 330-948-4400. www.
7902 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, TX 77507 conraddowdell.com.
Apr 14-15 PA, Washington. Gun Show. Washington County Fairgrounds, 2151 N. Main St.
8 ft. Table - $80 - FREE Parking SH: Sat. 9am-4pm, Sun. 9am-4pm. A: $7, 12 & under free with adult. ARH Sport Shop.
4174 Route 40, Claysville, PA 15323. PH: 724-948-3571. www.arhsportshop.com.
Apr 14-15 TN, Memphis. Gun Show. Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd. SH:
WACO GUN SHOW Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm. A: $12 adult/$4 kids. T: 400. F: $71. RK Shows. PO
Box 334, Manchester, IA 52057. PH: 563-927-8176. www.rkshows.com.
Apr 14-15 TX, Kerrville. Gun & Knife Show. Event Center , 3785 TX-27. SH: Sat. 9am-5pm,
June 9 & 10 Sun. 10am-4pm. Texas Gun & Knife Association. 126 Cedar Knoll, Kerrville, TX 78028.
PH: 830-285-0575. www.texasgunandknifeshows.com.
Apr 14-15 TX, Mesquite. Premier Gun Shows. Mesquite Convention Center, 1800 Rodeo
Extraco Events Center Drive. SH: Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm. T: 400. F: $80. Premier Gun Shows. PO
4601 Bosque Blvd., Waco, TX 76710 Box 34224, Fort Worth, TX 76162. PH: 817-732-1194. www.premiergunshows.com.
Apr 15 IN, Fort Wayne. Gun Show. Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Rd. SH: Sun.
500 Tables 8 ft. - $80 - FREE Parking 8am-4pm. A: $4. Midwest Gun Traders . 8716 Amberly, New Haven, IN 46774. PH:
260-749-6509.
Apr 15 NY, Babylon. Antique & Modern Gun Show. American Legion Hall, 22 Grove
On Line OR Join Our Email List and Save $1.00
Buy Your Tickets On-Line $1 00 at: Place. SH: Sun. 9am-3pm. A: $6.. T: 100. North Eastern Arms Collectors Association,

www.PremierGunShows.com Inc . PO Box 185, Amityville, ny 11701. PH: 631-669-0094. www.nearms.wix.com/


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Apr 20-21 IN, Evansville. The Gun Show. National Guard Armory, 3300 E.Divison St. SH:

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Fri. 12pm-4pm, Sat. 8am-3pm. A: $5 F: . Michigan Gun & Knife Shows. no available, Apr 28 IL, Wheaton. Collector Arms Dealers Association
16 & Under Free. T: 170. F: $30. Irish Hitman Promotions unknown, MI 12345. PH: 989-798-8709. Show. DuPage Co. Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester
LLC. 3299 Woodview Drive, Newburgh, IN 47630. PH: Apr 25 WI, Sullivan. Gun Show. Concord House, 977 Rd. SH: Sat. 9am-4pm. A: Hours: 9am to 4pm / $9
812-483-3064. Concord Center Rd. SH: Wed. 4pm-8pm. A: $5. F: (includes admission to the National Chicago Civil War
Apr 20-22 VA, Chantilly. The Nation’s Gun Show. Dulles $15 pre-pay/ $20 day of show. South/Central WI Gun Show ‚Äì https://www.chicagocivilwarshow.com/). .
Expo Center, 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center. SH: Collectors Group. N5754 Hwy 89, Lake Mills, WI 53551. F: . 115 E. Division St., Shawano, WI 54166. PH:
Fri. 3pm-8pm, Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 10am-5pm. A: PH: 920-648-3322. www.szafranskigunshop.com. 715-526-9769. https://www.cadagunshow.com/.
$13/day; $20/3-day pass. T: 1300. F: $115 aisle/$120 Apr 27-28 GA, Marietta. Atlanta Antique Gun & International Apr 28-29 IL, Wheaton. National Civil War and Military
wall. Showmasters Gun Shows. 4225 Fortress Dr, Military Show. IAMAW Local 709 Union Hall, 1032 S Show. DuPage Co. Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Rd.
Blacksburg, VA 24060. PH: 540-951-1344. www. Marietta Parkway. SH: Fri. 12pm-5pm, Sat. 9am-4pm. SH: Sat. 9am-4pm, Sun. 9am-5pm. A: Hours: 9am to
thenationsgunshow.com. A: $7, ages 7-12 $1. Carolina Trader Promotions. PH: 4pm / $9 (includes admission to the National Chicago
Apr 20-21 WI, Iron River. Iron River Swap Meet. Iron River 704-282-1339. www.thecarolinetrader.com. Civil War Show – https://www.chicagocivilwarshow.
Community Center, US Hwy. 2. SH: Fri. 3pm-8pm, Sat. Apr 27-29 NY, Manchester Center. Arms Fairs. Riley Rink com/). . F: . Zurko Promotions. 115 E. Division St.,
9am-4pm. A: $5/weekend. T: 75. F: $30. Ray Kangas at Hunter Park, 410 Hunter Park Rd. SH: Fri. 9am-5pm, Shawano, WI 54166. PH: 715-526-9769. https://www.
Productions. 71590 Hoover Line Rd., Iron River, WI Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-3pm. T: 275. F: . NEACA. cadagunshow.com/.
54847. PH: 715-372-4654. PO BOX 385, Mechanicville, NY 12118. PH: 518-664- Apr 28-29 IN, Indianapolis. Gun Show. Marion County
Apr 20-22 WI, Antigo. Gun show. Ice Arena, 1633 Neva 9743. www.neaca.com. Fairgrounds, 7300 East Troy St. SH: Sat. 9am-5pm,
Rd. SH: Fri. 3pm-8pm, Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-3pm. Apr 27-28 PA, Gettysburg. Militaria & Historic Arms Show. Sun. 9am-3pm. A: $5. F: $40. Central Indiana
A: $6. F: $40. Take A Kid Hunting/Bob & Rocco Gettysburg Fire Dept, 35 N Stratton St. SH: Fri. Gunshows, LLC. PO Box 32, Centerville, IN 47330. PH:
Gun Shows. PO Box 233, Somerset, WI 54025. PH: 1pm-7pm, Sat. 9am-4pm. T: 85. F: . Hallowed Ground 765-993-8942. www.centralindianagunshows.com.
608-752-6677. www.bobandrocco.com. Militaria. 35 N Stratton St, Gettysburg, PA 17325. PH: Apr 28-29 MI, Gaylord. Gaylord Gun & Knife Show. The
Apr 20-21 WI, Saratoga. Gun Buyer Shows. Town Hall, 1120 717-667-2383. Ellison Place, 150 Dale Dr. SH: Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun.
State Hwy 73 South. SH: Fri. 3pm-8pm, Sat. 9am-4pm. Apr 27-29 WI, Ashland. Gun & Knife Show. Civic Ctr., 9am-3pm. A: $5. T: 200. F: 1 day= $30 ea; 2 day $40 ea.
A: $5. F: 8’/ $20. BJ Keating/ The Gun Buyer. P.O. Box 320-4th Ave. SH: Fri. 3pm-8pm, Sat. 9am-5pm, Michigan Gun & Knife Shows. no available, unknown,
75, Lisbon, WI 53950. PH: 608-548-4867. Sun. 9am-3pm. A: $5. T: 265. F: $35. Ray Kangas MI 12345. PH: 989-798-8709.
Apr 21-22 AZ, Phoenix. Gun Show. Arizona State Productions. 71590 Hoover Line Rd., Iron River, WI Apr 28-Nov 24 MI, Novi. Michigan Antique Arms
Fairgrounds, 1826 W McDowell Rd. SH: Sat. 9am-5pm, 54847. PH: 715-372-4654. Collectors. Suburban Showplace, 46100 Grand River.
Sun. 9am-4pm. A: $12. Crossroads of the West. PO Apr 28-29 CA, Ventura. Gun Show. Cty. Fairgrounds, 10 SH: Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-3pm, Sat. 9am-5pm,
Box 290, Kaysville, UT 84037. PH: 801-544-9125. W. Harbor Blvd. SH: Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-4pm. A: Sun. 9am-3pm, Sat. 9am-5pm. A: $5.00. T: 400. F: $60
www.crossroadsgunshows.com. $12. Crossroads of the West. PO Box 290, Kaysville, member/$75 nonmember. MAAC. 1657 Heritage Dr.,
Apr 21-22 CA, Lancaster. Lancaster Gun Show. Antelope UT 84037. PH: 801-544-9125. www.crossroadsgun- Canton, MI 48188. PH: 313-690-7157. www.michiga-
Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 West Ave H. SH: Sat. shows.com. nantiquearms.com.
9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-4pm. A: ADMISSION $10.00.
Print your $1.00 off coupon
Children under 14 are always free!. T: 325. F: $110 Each
($90 If Paid 3 Weeks In Advance). 2650 Jamacha Rd
, Ste 147 Box 149, El Cajon, CA 92019. PH: 619-997- *'

Firearm
4154. www.SoCalGunshows.com.
Apr 21-22 IN, Crown Point. Gun & Knife Show. Lake Cty.
Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St. SH: Sat. 9am-5pm,
Sun. 9am-3pm. A: $5., under 12 free w/adult. F: $45.
Central Indiana Gun Shows. PO Box 32, Centerville,
IN 47330. PH: 765-993-8942. www.centralindianagun-
shows.com.
Apr 21-22 LA, Lafayette. Gun & Knife Show. Event Center,
4607 Johnston St. SH: Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 10am-

& Knife
4pm. A: $8. Classic Arms Productions. PO Box 654,
Mandeville, LA 70470. PH: 985-624-8577. www.
capgunshows.com.
Apr 21-22 MI, Kalamazoo. Gun & Knife Show. Fairgrounds,
2900 Lake St. SH: Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 10am-3pm.
A: $6. T: 275. Sport Show Promotions. PO Box 404,
Mason, MI 48854. PH: 517-676-4160. www.migun-
shows.com.
Apr 21-22 MN, St. Paul. MWCA Appraiser Show/ Gun
Show. MN State Fair Education Building, 1321 Snelling
Show/Sale
Ave N. SH: Sat. 8am-5pm, Sun. 9am-3pm. A: $5 at the
Door, Per person per day. T: 300. F: $55 Non-member.
Minnestoa Weapons Collectors Assoication. P.o. box
662, Hopkins, MN 55343. PH: 612-721-8976. www.
mwca.org.
Apr 21-22 NE, Kearney. 20th Annual Kearney Gun Show.
Expo Center, 3807 Ave. N. SH: Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun.
9am-4pm. A: $4. T: 375. F: $30 . Kearney Gun Show.
46630 Litchfield Road, Litchfield, NE 68852. PH:
308-446-2351.
Apr 21-22 NY, Syracuse. Syracuse Gun Show. New York 2 5 $1 * ( & 2 8 1 7 < ) $, 5 * 5 2 8 1 ' 6
State Arms Collectors Association, NY Fairgrounds
Expo Center, Center of Progress Building. SH: Sat.    : L V Q H U $Y H Q X H  0 L G G O H W R Z Q  1  < .
9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-3pm. A: $7. T: 1000. F: $65
member/ $75 non-member. New York State Arms
Collectors Association. 346 Paul St, Endicott, NY
13760. PH: 607-748-1010. 346 Paul St.
Apr 21-22 OH, Mansfield. Mansfield Gun Show. Richland
County Fairgrounds, 750 N. Home Road. SH: Sat.
9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-3pm. A: $5.00
12 and under free
free admission if you join or renew NRA at this show. T:
200. F: $40 (discount for 5 or more). Heritage Arms,
LLC. PO Box 93, Bolivar, OH 44612. PH: 330-806-
0747. www.heritagegunshowsohio.com.
Apr 21-22 OH, Sharonville. Gun & Knife Show. Convention
Center, I-75, Exit 15, Sharon Rd., N. of Cincinnati. SH:
Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-4pm. F: $70. Bill Goodman.
PO Box 5, Mt. Washington, KY 40047. PH: 502-538-
3900. www.gunshow.net.
Apr 21-22 OH, Montpelier. Stateline Gun Shows. Gillete
Wm. Cty. Fairgrounds, Ohio Tpke. To Exit 13, S. on
Rt. 15 R. on 107. SH: Sat. 9am-4pm, Sun. 9am-3pm.
A: $4.. T: 125. Stateline Gun Show. 13530 Co. Rd. S.,
Pioneer, OH 43554. PH: 419-737-2801. www.stateline-
gunshow.com.
Apr 21-22 SC, Greenville. Gun, Knife & Militaria Show.
TD Convention Center, One Exposition Dr. SH: Sat.
9am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm. A: $8, Military $6. South
Carolina Arms Collectors Association . PO Box 4308,
Irmo, SC 29063. PH: 803-463-9377. www.scaca.net. DIRECTIONS: 5WH  WR H[LW  WR 5WH  :HVW
Apr 21-22 TX, Mesquite. Premier Gun Shows. Big Town
Event Ctr., 2323 Big Town BLvd. SH: Sat. 9am-5pm, JR OHIW DW WK WUDIILF OLJKW WR IDLUJURXQGV RU XVH
,QWHUVWDWH  WR H[LW : WR 5WH  DV DERYH
Sun. 10am-4pm. A: $8 cash only. T: 700. Premier Gun
Shows. PO Box 34224, Fort Worth, TX 76162. PH:
817-732-1194. www.premiergunshows.com.
Apr 21-22 TX, Corpus Christi. Gun Show. Richard M
Borchard Regional Fairgrounds, 1213 Terry Shamsie
,QIR  'HDOHU ,QIR 
Blvd. SH: Sat. 9am-6pm, Sun. 9am-5pm. F: $70/
electricity $45. Saxet Gun Shows. PO Box 5677, ',6&28176 ZZZQRUWKHDVWJXQVKRZVFRP
Corpus Christi, TX 78465. PH: 361-289-2256. www.
saxetshows.com.
Apr 21-22 TX, Tyler. Gun & Knife Show. Harvey Hall
Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St. SH: Sat.
9am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm. A: $7. T: 325. Lone Star
Gun Shows. 2405 Interstate 30 Ste B, Mesquite, TX
$1 OFF ADMISSION WITH AD
75150. PH: 214-635-2009. www.lonestargunshows.
com.
Apr 22 MI, Mt. Pleasant. Mt. Pleasant Gun & Knife Show.
Comfort Inn, 2424 S. Mission Rd. SH: Sun. 9am-3pm.
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Apr 28-29 MI, Monroe. Gun & Knife Show. Cty. Fairgrounds, MBT Expo Ctr., 3775 S. 9am-3pm, Sat. 9am-4pm. A: $5.00-12 and under free. T: 100. F: $35.00 ea. for both
Custer Rd. SH: Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 10am-3pm. A: $6. T: 400. Sport Show Promotions. days. 3 or more $30.00 ea. both days. Bill-Mar Promotions-440-986-5004. 221 E Main
PO Box 404, Mason, MI 48854. PH: 517-676-4160. www.migunshows.com. St, South Amherst, OH 44001. PH: 440-320-4660.
Apr 28-29 MN, Bloomington. Gun & Knife Show. Bloomington Armory, 3300 W. 98th St. Apr 28-29 OK, Oklahoma City. Hall of Fame Gun Show. Oklahoma City Fairgounds, 3001
SH: Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-3pm. A: $5.. F: $35 pre-pay/ $40 at the show. Crocodile General Pershing Blvd. SH: Sat. 8am-5pm, Sun. 9am-4pm. T: 750. F: $65. Grand
Productions Inc. 12781 Able St. NE, Blaine, MN 55434. PH: 763-754-7140. www. American Arms Shows. PO Box 96918, Oklahoma City, OK 73147. PH: 405-612-0223.
crocodileproductionsinc.com. www.grandamericanarmsshows.com.
Apr 28-29 NY, Hamburg . Niagara Frontier Gun Shows. Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5820 South Apr 28-29 PA, Grove City. Gun Show. Grove City Sportsmen’s Club , 97 Centertown Rd.
Park Ave. SH: Sat. 9am-4pm, Sun. 9am-3pm. A: 7.00. T: 400. F: 50.00. NFG Shows. 83 SH: Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-2pm. A: $5. F: 8’- $20; 6’- $15. Grove City Sportsmen’s
eckerson, akron, NY 14001. PH: 716-542-9928. www.nfgshows.com. Club. 97 Centertown Rd, Grove City, PA 16127. PH: 724-967-5580.
Apr 28-29 OH, Cleveland-Berea. Gun Show. Cuyahoga Cty. Fairgrounds, I-71 to Bagley Apr 28-29 SC, Florence. Gun & Knife Show. Civic Ctr., 3300 W Radio Dr. SH: Sat.
Rd. SH: Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-4pm. A: $6. Ohio Shows. PO Box 491, Vienna, OH 9am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm. A: $8.. F: $65. MK Shows. P.O. Box 685, Monroe, ga
44473. PH: 330-539-4247. www.ohiogunshows.com. 30655. PH: 770-630-7296. www.MKShows.com.
Apr 28-Dec 15 OH, Wellington. Lorain County Gun Show. Lorain County Fairgrounds, Apr 28-29 TN, Knoxville. Gun & Knife Show. Expo Center, 5441 Clinton Hwy. SH: Sat.
23000 Fairgrounds Rd. SH: Sat. 9am-4pm, Sun. 9am-3pm, Sat. 9am-4pm, Sun. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-4pm. A: $12. F: . RK Shows. PO Box 334, Manchester, IA 52057.