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Modern Hand Guns

**HOLD** SMOF6607 - HIGH STANDARD SUPERMATIC CITATION MODEL 106 MILITARY - CALIBER .22 LR. SERIAL NUMBER 1889080 MANUFACTURED IN 1967. This pistol appears to be unfired and it comes with the original box and papers.

The High Standard Supermatic line was introduced in 1951, it replaced the G series, and was a much more refined pistol with a slide stop, barrel balance weights, improved adjustable target sights and the lockwork refined. The Supermatic Citation was designed for target shooting, it's micrometer rear sight was mounted independently from the slide to improve accuracy.

This pistol has a 5.5 inch bull barrel with slots for barrel weights, the serial numbers on the slide and frame are matching. The pistol was manufactured in 1968 and it is in brand new condition, probably unfired. It comes with the original box and papers. There is no visible finish wear, the bore is bright and shiny and the grips are nice and clean with sharp checkering, not dinged, cracked or oil soaked. The box is in good condition with some slight wear. $995.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6600 - RARE HIGH STANDARD MODEL C PISTOL CALIBER 22 SHORT. SERIAL NUMBER 75479 MANUFACTURED IN 1941. High Standard started out in 1926 manufacturing gun barrel drills, in 1932 they acquired the Hartford Arms and Equipment Co., of Hartford, Connecticut. Before going bankrupt, Hartford had developed and produced several pistol designs. The first High Standard pistols bore a close resemblance to the Hartford models. The early High Standard Model A, was provided with an adjustable rear sight and some dimensions were changed slightly. The early High Standard Model B was a replica of the Hartford. In 1940, the Model B was redesigned, a slide take-down lever being incorporated on the right side of the frame in place of the old style lever located on the left, just back of the safety. This model was chambered for the .22 L.R. cartridge, and a similar model, The Model C, was chambered for the .22 Short.

This Model C pistol has the longer 6.75 inch barrel, it was manufactured in 1941. The pistol it retains over 95% of its original blueing with some fading on the front and backstraps. The barrel is bright with excellent riflings. Overall this pistol is an excellent example of the hard to find High Standard Model C .22 short pistol. It would make a great addition to any High Standard collection. $599.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6808 - SMITH AND WESSON 38/44 HEAVY DUTY SERIAL NUMBER S-93720 CALIBER 38 SPECIAL Smith and Wesson introduced their heavy duty or N frame in 1900 as the “New Century”. With some modifications the same frame continues in production today. They have made pistols in calibers from 38 special to 455 Eley. The calibers the American shooters know best are the 357 magnum and the 44 magnum. The 38/44 model was a pistol chambered for 38 Special cartridge but able to handle hot hand loaded cartridges with the muzzle velocity of a 357 magnum. S&W made 9493 of these pistols between 1946 and 1957.

This pistol has the five screw frame, under barrel lug, and adjustable target sights that became standard on N frame pistols after 1946. The grips are correct for this time period. The numbers on the barrel, cylinder and frame match. The bluing may have been touched up, it would rate about 97% with just a little fading. The barrel is bright with sharp riflings. Overall an excellent example of one of the rare N frame S&W revolvers. $1000.00 (View Picture)

SMF6739 - RUGER STAINLESS STEEL NEW BEARCAT IN .22 CALIBER SERIAL NUMBER 93- 41161 MANUFACTURED IN 2008 The Ruger Bearcat was first introduced in 1958 and stayed in production until 1970. It is a design based on the classic Remington percussion revolvers of the mid- 19th century. Because of its compact size and frame, it was advertised as being ideal for hikers or campers in need of a .22 LR revolver, or "kit gun".

Due to the popularity of the design Ruger reintroduced the model in 1993 as the New Bearcat. The New Bearcat features smooth rosewood grips with a Ruger medallion embedded. The New Bearcat makes use of the Ruger transfer bar safety system.

This revolver was Manufactured in 2008, it is in excellent condition bit a bright and shiny bore. $550.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6584 - COLT MODEL 1903 HAMMERLESS PISTOL. SERIAL NUMBER 68282 CALIBER 32 ACP. John Browning did not invent the first successful automatic pistol in the world, that honor would go to the Germans or the Austrians. But he did create the form that all successful automatic pistols have followed ever since when he began turning out his designs in 1900. Colt had already produced one of his designs in their 38 caliber Model 1900 ( and its variants), but sales had been slow, and they wanted a pocket pistol to equal the success of his FN Model 1900. The result was the Colt Model 1903 hammerless in 32 caliber. This pistol set the standard for design of automatic pistol thereafter. By time production stopped over half a million had been made. It also became the most common automatic seen in the gangster and detective movies of the 1930 and 1940`s. I saw the Hitchcock thriller “Foreign Correspondent” on TV recently and the Model 1903 was the pistol of choice.

This pistol was made in 1908. The finish is pretty good for a pistol that is over 100 years old, it shows the usual small dings you’d expect from use. The original Colt oven baked bluing would rate about 90% with no pitting, but wear on the edges and around the muzzle. The bore is bright with strong riflings. If you want to own a piece of the roaring 20`s or the gangster plagued 1930`s this pistol will fill that bill. $650.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6642 - EARLY RUGER MK-I 5 & 1/2 INCH BULL BARRLE TARGET PISTOL IN 22 CALIBER SERIAL NUMBER 323063 MANUFACTURED IN 1965. The Ruger 22 Standard Model was introduced in 1949, and customers flocked to it by the thousands, America’s shooters found that it delivered outstanding performance and value. In 1951, the Mark I Target Pistol was introduced. This Mark I Target Pistol is an excellent choice for the target shooter who wants quality but does not want to invest a lot of money. The pistol has a blue finish and is set up with a 5.5 inch bull barrel and adjustable target sights. Excellent condition with an excellent bore, comes with one magazine. $350.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6606 - HIGH STANDARD SUPERMATIC MODEL S101 - CALIBER .22 LR. SERIAL NUMBER 573175 MANUFACTURED IN 1956. The High Standard Supermatic line was introduced in 1951, it replaced the G series, and was a much more refined pistol with a slide stop, barrel balance weights, improved adjustable target sights and the lockwork refined.

This pistol has a 4.5 inch bull barrel with slots for barrel weights. The serial numbers on the slide and frame are matching. Pistol retains 90 to 95% original finish with some slight holster wear on the tip of the barrel and on the sharp edges. The bore is shiny with strong lands and groves. Grips are in very good condition with strong checkering and no cracks, chips or dents. This would make an excellent competition pistol or a handsome addition to a collection. $495.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6643 - EARLY RUGER STANDARD MODEL .22 SEMI- AUTOMATIC PISTOL MANUFACTURED IN 1964. The “standard model” was Bill Ruger’s first product, introduced in 1949, and with few minor improvements over the years remains in production today. The original design lasted from 1949 through 1982 with only the 1952 change in the color of the eagle on the grips from red to black in honor of the death of Alex Sturm, Ruger’s partner. In 1982 the Mark II was introduced and in 2005 the Mark III.

This pistol is serial number 270792, it was made in 1964 with 4.75 inch standard weight barrel, fixed sights and nice checkered wood grips with the black Ruger eagle. The pistol is in excellent condition with a few small dings and scratches. Comes with one nine round magazine. $350.00 (View Picture)

**SOLD** SMF6738 - STAINLESS STEEL RUGER REDHAWK 5.5 INCH 44 MAG REVOLVER SERIAL NUMBER 500-77997. The Redhawk was first introduced in 1979 by Sturm, Ruger & Company. The model was made from high-grade steel and was available in both blue and stainless steel finish. The Redhawk is reinforced to handle extra stress, and designed for long-term use with the heaviest .44 Magnum loads. It included a new latch at the crane, to firmly lock the cylinder at front and rear, a feature last seen in the Smith & Wesson's triple lock design (discontinued in 1915). This makes the Redhawk popular as a bear defense gun among hunters and trappers. (We sell all guns as collector items only and they must be approved by a competent gunsmith before firing.)

The Redhawk was the first large-bore double-action revolver made by Ruger. It was designed by Harry Sefried, who previously worked for High Standard Manufacturing Company, where he designed the High Standard Sentinel revolver.

This revolver is in excellent condition with a bright shiny bore, it would be an excellent choice for the 44 Magnum enthusiast who wants Ruger's strength and quality of workmanship without the added weight of the Super Redhawk. Pistol comes with a holster and two speed loaders. $650.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6787 - UNIVERSAL .30 CARBINE “ENFORCER” PISTOL Serial number 158135. One of the most unusual variations of the M1 carbine is the short model made by Universal Firearms of Hialeah, FL, as a pistol and sold with the “Enforcer” name between 1966 and 1984. Made as a pistol these are legal and sell like any other handgun, but if you grabbed your hacksaw and chopped a regular carbine off to this size it would require BATF approval or you would be in big trouble.

Allegedly the Enforcer was the idea of Melvin M. Johnson, inventor of the M1941 Johnson rifle used by the Para Marines and the little known Dror LMG used by the new born Israeli Defense Forces. The .30 carbine has a reputation as a rather mild cartridge for a shoulder arm, but it is one of the more powerful handgun rounds, with a ferocious muzzle blast. Collecting .30 Carbine handguns would be an interesting niche, which would include the Enforcer, the Ruger Blackhawk, the AMT AutoMag III, the Taurus Raging Thirty, the Kimball .30 Carbine Auto Pistol. There are also variations of the Enforcer made by Plainfield, Iver Johnson and the new “Inland” company. There are actually several variations of Universal’s Enforcer, with blue, nickel, or stainless or gold finish, and with GI style slide or the Universal stamped slide with dual springs and with GI style or Universal’s bolt and bolt latch. There is a multi-part history of Universal starting at which is well worth reading. br>
This is a used example which comes with one 15 round magazine, but can be used with any .30 carbine magazine from 5 to 30 rounds, although it will be pretty heavy for one hand firing with a full 30 round mag. $550.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6602 - HIGH STANDARD MODEL H-B PISTOL (EXTERNAL HAMMER VERSION). SERIAL NUMBER 292101 MANUFACTURED IN 1948. CALIBER 22. The High Standard Firearms Company of New Haven, Connecticut made high quality .22 caliber target pistols for many years. Many Model B pistols were used by the U.S. Government for training during World War II. The High Standard line began with the Models A and B, this makes the Model B a must for most High Standard enthusiast to have in their collections. Model A and Model B pistols were about the same design with an internal hammer and detachable box magazine that held 10 rounds, except that the Model B had fixed sights rather than the adjustable sights of the Model A. Barrel lengths of both 4.5 inches and 6.75 inches were available.

The Model B was also produced in an external hammer version, without the thumb safety. External hammer versions are designated by the use of the letter H before the model letter used for the hammerless model. This pistol has the longer 6.75 inch barrel, it was manufactured in 1948. The pistol it retains over 90% of its original blueing with some fading on the back of the slide. The barrel is bright with excellent riflings. Overall this pistol is a very nice example of the H-B and it would make a great addition to any High Standard collection. $475.00 (View Picture)

**SOLD** SMOF6647 - RARE FIRST YEAR PRODUCTION SMITH AND WESSON 4 INCH PRE-MODEL 29 4-SCREW IN 44 MAGNUM With Original Presentation Case, Screwdriver, Cleaning Tools and Rare "Coke Bottle" Grips. Serial Number S171655 manufactured in 1956

The first production .44 Magnum, serial number S130927, was completed on Dec. 15, 1955. S&W called this model the NT-430 for N-frame, Target, .430 bore diameter. The second revolver (S130806) was completed December 29 of that year and presented to Coleman. Five additional .44 Magnums were completed in January of 1956 with S130942 being shipped to Julian Hatcher of the NRA and fourth going to Elmer Keith (serial number S147220) on January 27, 1956.

The "Most Powerful Handgun in the World" was announced to the shooting public on January 19, 1956, with a special telecast from Springfield, MA. The NT-430 was initially offered in both a 6” and 4” barrels, blue or nickel finish, at a price of $135.00. Approximately 3100 .44 Magnums were produced in 1956.

The new .44 Magnum quickly gained popularity with shooters and handgun hunters. The .44 Magnum became the Model 29 when S&W assigned model numbers in 1957. The release of the movie Dirty Harry starring Clint Eastwood made the .44 Magnum and the Model 29 known around the world. The "Most Powerful Handgun in the World" acquired a mystique unequaled by any other modern handgun. Interest in the .44 Magnums increased to the point where demand far exceeded supply.

The early NT-430s were shipped in a black or dark blue pebble grain leatherette presentation case with S&W Insignia and ".44 Magnum" on the top. Early 1956 cases had a button slide release. The interior was lined in blue satin and contained an aluminum (or blue steel) knurled screwdriver and cleaning rod with brass brush and cotton swab. The swab and brush were made with a treaded brass base. Late 1956 first-year presentation cases had a clasp type latch. Approximately 6500 Pre-Model 29s were produced with the five-screw frame in the serial number range of S130000 to S167500 but revolvers with serial numbers as high as S174500 have been documented as five-screw framed. The serial numbers were stamped on the bottom of the grip frame, the rear cylinder face, inside the yoke, in the ejector rod shroud and under the extractor star. About 3100 of these five-screw 44 Magnums were made in 1956. The majority of the first year production guns were produced with 6-1/2” barrels and blue finish. Four-inch guns began to ship in late 1956. Four inch examples are rare, some experts believes that less than 25% of the first-year 44 Magnums have 4 inch barrels.

This revolver is in excellent condition with about 97% original finish on the metal with some small areas of freckling that are hardly noticeable. The grips are the rare "Coke Bottle" type, they are in good condition with no cracks or chips missing but showing some light wear / drying in some areas. The case is in good condition, it was built for a six inch revolver. This is the correct case for a four inch revolver manufactured in 1956. Coke Bottle grips have been selling for $550 on E-Bay and early cases like this selling as high as $250. Overall this is a handsome revolver and a rare find first year production 4 inch Pre-29 S&W. $2750.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6765 - SMITH AND WESSON MODEL 1926 FACTORY NICKEL FINISH SERIAL NUMBER 26077 CALIBER 44 SPECIAL The Smith and Wesson company developed a large frame pistol at the end of the 19th Century and introduced it in 1900 as the Model 1900, often called the New Century”. It was also identified as the N frame. It was chambered for the S&W 44 Special cartridge. During World War large numbers were made for the British military, and in 1917 it became the basis for the U.S. Model 1917 chambered in 45 ACP. After the war very few were made.

In the mid-1920s a company in Dallas Texas named Wolfe and Klar who were a major supplier of pistols to police departments approached S&W and contracted for an order of 1000 N frame pistols chambered in 44 Special. These sold well and ultimately the N frame became the first pistol chambered for the 357 magnum cartridge. The N frame continues in production to this day.

This gun was made in 1927 and shipped to Wolfe and Klar in Dallas. Like many early S&W pistols it revisited the factory in 1933 and again in 1951. These dates are stamped on the left side of the frame and hidden by the grips. There is no record of what work was done during these visits. The original hand grips have been replaced with the newer model, and the cylinder axis pin was also replaced with the newer model pin with the smaller head.

The factory nickel finish would rate about 95% with some scratches. The grips are the later type introduced after 1945. The numbers on the frame, cylinder and barrel match. The bore is bright. This is a highly desirable gun for any S&W collector. $1095.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6766 - RARE SMITH AND WESSON MODEL 1900 TRIPLE LOCK TARGET SERIAL NUMBER 14264 CALIBER 44 SPECIAL The Smith and Wesson company developed a large frame pistol at the end of the 19th Century and introduced it in 1900 as the Model 1900, often called the New Century”. In order ensure an extremely tight lock up between the barrel and cylinder at the time of firing they engineered a small metal extension onto the yoke that locked into the frame. Because of this these pistols were called Triple Locks. This refers to the three points of locking, the under barrel lug that locks the cylinder axis pin, the lock at the rear that locks the cylinder, and addition lock added to the yoke. This system stayed in production until about 1917 when it was abandoned as too costly. Just over 15,000 Triple Locks were made and are eagerly sought after by collectors.

A small number of Triple Lock pistols were made with target sights. This is one of those pistols. The pistol has been refinished at some time in it's past, overall finish would rate at about 90% with some fading. The barrel has strong riflings. Triple Lock target pistols are rarely seen in any condition. $2200.00 (View Picture)

SMF863 - GLOCK MODEL 17 IN 9MM SERIAL NUMBER HG990 WITH ADJUSTABLE SIGHTS The 9x19mm Glock 17 is the most widely used law enforcement pistol worldwide and is one of the best selling handguns to civilians in the USA. This is a full size double action pistol with a polymer frame, magazine, trigger and other parts. Steel barrel has hexagonal rifling for higher bullet velocity. Slide, and springs are also steel. Excellent condition. Comes with adjustable sights, one pre-ban high capacity magazine. $550.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6591 - COLT WOODSMAN “MATCH TARGET” PISTOL – THIRD SERIES WITH SCARCE 4.5 INCH BARREL - .22 SEMI-AUTO - NICE! Serial number 171927-S made around 1957 with the desirable short 4.5 inch barrel, not the usual longer six inch barrel. The Woodsman was one of firearms genius John M. Browning’s designs, first sold in 1915 and continued in production until 1977, with three distinct series, the first 1915-1947, the second from 1947-1955, and the third from 1955-1977. This gun is from the third series, which adopted the bottom latch style magazine release.

These were one of the premier target pistols for competitive shooters, and the sporting market enjoyed the Sport Model, Huntsman and Challenger variations as well. This is a good collecting specialty with a number of variations, and the opportunity to narrow the scope by 1st, 2nd or 3rd series, or just the Match Target, Target, or sporting variation. Robert Rayburn has a superb site devoted to the Colt Woodsman family of guns which we highly recommend to everyone: for a thorough discussion of the topic. .

This is an excellent example with about 95% original blue finish remaining, thinning on the gripstraps and slightly worn on the sharp edges. Minor scuffs on the grips, all evidence of use by a target shooter, which is what these were intended for, not “safe queens” to be handled only by collectors, but tools for shooters to enjoy. And, you won’t feel guilty if you go out and shoot it yourself to enjoy these fine guns. (Assuming a competent gunsmith approves it as safe, we sell all guns as collector items only.) Another timeless classic John M. Browning item. $750.00 (View Picture)

SMF6740 - RUGER MODEL P-85 IN 9MM SERIAL NUMBER 301-30177 WITH NIGHT SIGHTS AND 3 MAGAZINES. The Ruger P-85 is a semi-automatic pistol designed for military, police, civilian and recreational use. The design is largely based on the Browning action found in the M1911 pistol, but with minor variations, generally related to the safety mechanism and the barrel-camblock interface. Reviews have considered them rugged, reliable, and strong.

This pistol is in very good condition with some wear on the edges, it comes with ambidextrous decocker, blue finish, 3 dot night sights and three high capacity magazines. $295.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6598 - HIGH STANDARD MODEL B PISTOL. SERIAL NUMBER 46506. CALIBER 22. The High Standard Firearms Company of New Haven, Connecticut made high quality .22 caliber target pistols for many years. Many Model B pistols were used by the U.S. Government for training during World War II. The High Standard line began with the Models A and B, this makes the Model B a must for most High Standard enthusiast to have in their collections. Model A and Model B pistols were about the same design with an internal hammer and detachable box magazine that held 10 rounds, except that the Model B had fixed sights rather than the adjustable sights of the Model A. Barrel lengths of both 4.5 inches and 6.75 inches were available.

This pistol has the longer 6.75 inch barrel, it was manufactured in 1939. The pistol it retains over 95% of its original blueing with some fading on the front and backstraps. The barrel is bright with excellent riflings. Overall this pistol is one of the best High Standard Model B Pistols that we have come across in a long time and it would make a great addition to any High Standard collection. $450.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6645 - SMITH & WESSON MODEL 41 TARGET PISTOL SERIAL NUMBER 17263 .22 LONG RIFLE WITH 7-3/8 INCH BARREL AND COCKED INDICATOR. NICE! The Model 41 is a semi-automatic pistol developed by Smith & Wesson after World War II as a competitive target pistol. Smith and Wesson designed the Model 41 to be the finest 22 target pistol that could be manufactured and many people believe that they were successful. It was designed with a 105 degree grip angle which is the same as the Colt M1911 pistol. This was intended to maintain a consistent grip angle for competition shooters who are often involved with both centerfire and rimfire shooting. Since the model is considered to be one of the world’s finest target pistols, it was purchased by the government for military marksmen as well as by civilian target shooters.

Serial number range for this model began 1954 at 1001 and continued to 115000 in 1970. We believe this pistol (17263) was manufactured in 1959. The pistol is one of the highly sought after early model with 7-3/8 inch barrel and cocked indicator, the cocked indicator was dropped on later versions to reduce production costs. Pistol is in excellent condition with only a few small dings and scratches. $1200.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6743 - NORTH AMERICAN ARMS MINI 22 IN .22 LONG RIFLE CALIBER, SERIAL NUMBER L105290 The tiny single-action North American Arms Rimfire pocket revolver combines light weight and a low-profile for convenient carry. The stainless steel frames and cylinders make the durable and rugged. Cylinders hold 5 rounds and can be removed for reloading.

This is a handsome little revolver in excellent condition. It is the perfect solution for small light-weight concealed carry. $250.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6277 - SAUER MODEL 1913 SEMI AUTO PISTOL SERIAL NUMBER 14611 IN 7.65MM (32 ACP). In 1900 the FN Company began selling their 32 caliber pocket automatic pistol. It was an instant success and the word “Browning” went into the French language to mean a pocket automatic pistol. Other companies hoping to take advantage began introducing their own pistols small automatic pistols. One of these was J. P. Sauer and Sons, a well-established German arms maker. Their first pistol was the Model 1913, a simple, yet effective design. The outbreak of World War I a year later gave them a large market among German officers who had to buy their own pistols.

This is a nice looking pistol, it retains 95+ percent blue, that is likley an old refinish. Top of slide is marked "J.P. SAUER & SOHN , SHUL". Right hand side slide is marked "PATENT" and "CAL 7.65 is marked on the left. The bore is shiny with strong lands and grooves. The grips are white replacements, possible mother of pearl or some other material with the same look. The grips are in good condition with no cracks or chips. $375.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6273 - FRENCH “UNIQUE” MODEL RR51 SEMI AUTO 7.65MM (.32 ACP) PISTOL USED BY MOROCCO SERIAL NUMBER 114228 - Prior to WW2 the earlier Uniques were known as the Unique Model 17 and adopted for French military use. Following the arrival of Germans in 1940, production continued and after some improvements (mainly an external hammer and arched gripstrap) it was called the “Kreigsmodel” and many were German inspected and used. Production resumed after the Germans went home, and in 1951 a new variation was introduced featuring a longer extractor (abbreviated Rr in French).

One Rr 51 “Police” variation had one line slide markings including the word Police, and checkered grips. This is the other Model Rr51 variation with two line slide markings, and vertical ribs on the grips instead of checkering, and the letters FR for République Française. Later commercial production pistols had grips with UNIQUE markings.

Most of the Rr51 pistols were supplied to the French National Police, but this is one of the pistols sent to the Kingdom of Morocco to arm the Moroccan National Police Force and Royal Military Police Force. These were marked on the right rear of the frame with a Crescent over a Pole which collectors often refer to as a “Palm Tree.” Like all of the series it is chambered for .32 ACP (7.65 x 17mm) and has a nine round magazine and has a magazine safety.

This is an excellent example with good bore, good mechanics, about 97% original finish, good grips and one original magazine. An interesting example of a well made gun with Browning influence, and possible the start of a collecting niche for French military or quasi military handguns (only surrendered once…) or French colonial arms. $550.00 (View Picture)

SMF6390 - SPRINGFIELD XD SUB COMPACT IN 9MM, SERIAL NUMBER US815512. The Springfield XD combines safety with quality and ease of use. With Springfield's new Ultra Safety Assurance (U. S. A.) action trigger system, this polymer framed pistol is comfortable and safe. XD pistols have exceptional safety features including a grip safety, USA trigger safety, and a firing pin block (drop safety). Ambidextrous magazine release buttons, loaded chamber indicator and cocked firing pin (striker) status indicator all add to the XD's unrivaled features. The manufacturer warrants Springfield Armory XD pistols for life. This pistol is used but in like new condition. It comes with 3 stainless steel magazines. $450.00 (View Picture)

SMOF3571 - GLOCK MODEL 22 CHAMBERED IN 40 S&W SERIAL NUMBER CML339US. Glock pistols feature an excellent combination of reliability and accuracy. Their high-tech engineering and construction create a handgun that can stand up to the punishment of even the most unforgiving conditions. The Glock pistol's Safe Action trigger system offers distinct benefits over conventional trigger systems, with increased smoothness and consistency. Glocks have almost 50% fewer components than conventional handguns of the same caliber. Glock handgun frames are made of a virtually indestructible synthetic that is stronger than steel, yet 86% lighter. Glock pistols can withstand temperatures ranging from -40 F to +158 F and still come out firing. Metal Glock components are finished with a unique surface treatment called Tenifer that makes those parts virtually as hard as a diamond and even more corrosion resistant than stainless steel. Glock handguns are designed with a natural grip angle that complements instinctive shooting. The ergonomic frame design features a bore axis and weight distribution that ensure a controlled shot, even under the most adverse conditions. The polymer frame gives a much softer recoil than that of conventional guns and the barrel has hammer-forged rifling for increased velocity and greater accuracy. Pistol is in excellent (like new) condition with a mirror bright bore. Comes with one Glock brand 10 round magazine. $495.00 (View Picture)

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

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

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

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

SMF2032 - S&W MODEL 5906. S&W Model 5906. Smith and Wesson double action stainless steel 9 MM. Pistol is in very good to excellent condition with minor holster wear and some dings and dents on the black plastic grips. Comes with streamlined three dot sighting system, all stainless steel construction (slide and frame) and one high capacity magazine . $450.00 (View Picture)

Modern Long Guns

SMOF6795 - RARE ALBANIAN TYPE 56-1 SKS RIFLE MADE IN 1971 (7.62 X 39MM) MATCHING- WITH SLING Serial number 08055-71 with the last two digits being the date of manufacture. The Albanian Type 56-1 SKS or Pushkë Gjysmë Automatiku Shqiptar tipi 56 (Albanian Semi-Automatic Rifle Type 56) is one of the rarest versions of the SKS rifle. Visually these are easy to spot with the stock and handguard being about 2 inches longer at the front covering the gas tube, and the buttplate with two holes for storage instead of only one, and a unique design for the charging handle that is more AK-47 hook than SKS knob shape. This particular rifle is in fantastic shape with no pitting or rust, no cracks in the stock and a very good bore with strong rifling, as well as the black finished spike style 'pig sticker' bayonet. This was made in the UmGramsh factory in Albania. Albanian SKS rifles were only manufactured from 1967-1978. Most Albanian SKS rifles were destroyed by NATO under UN orders in the mid 1990’s; out of 16,950 originally produced, only an estimated 5700 survived, some of which were imported into the U.S. in the early 2000’s.

Of the 2620 Albanian SKS’s manufactured in 1971, survivors worldwide today are estimated at only about 860 rifles.

No rust or pitting anywhere on the rifle. I would rate the bluing at around 96%. Chrome lined bore on this rifle looks new. Stock workmanship is crappy quality bur in excellent condition. Leather sling apparently unique to the Albanian SKS is included. All in all, a very interesting & collectible example of an Albanian SKS, with an increasing number of collectors entering this specialized collecting niche, the demand has steadily increased and prices have been climbing steadily for the scarce Albanian rifles, so get this now. For an excellent history of this model see and $850.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6800 - FN-FAL .308 SEMI-AUTO RIFLE- ARMSCORP T48 MATCH IN .308 CALIBER Serial number 00567 on the American made receiver (made by Armscorp, Baltimore, MD) with the balance of the rifle being from Australian made parts. These are “inch pattern parts” although they use “metric” magazines. (Folks in the FN-FAL world understand such details, but we admit we do not know much about these. The T48 name used by Armscorp is based on the fact that Harrington & Richardson made some FN-FAL style rifles (under license from FN) during the trials which eventually ended up adopting the home town favorite, the M14 as the U.S. service rifle. These were designated T48 rifles and while very similar mechanically, the stocking is a bit different on this one from the real T48s, although a collector could use one of these to fill that annoying hole for competitors of the M14, since only a handful of T48s ever escaped military control. Few people remember that Australians fought with us (on our side, anyway) in Vietnam, and were armed with FN-FALs, so this might be a good addition to a broad collection of Vietnam era arms. The Australian rifles were officially the L1A1, the same as the British rifles, but with manufacturing differences between the products of Lithgow and Enfield. Some 220,000 were made at Lithgow 1959-1986 and eventually they were replaced by the Steyr AUG rifles.

These Armscorp rifles have a good reputation for function and reliability, and are nicely fitted and finished, even if the wood has a few prior dings and scars from the effects of warm beer. This one has about 95-97% dark gray parkerized finish remaining. As a “pre-ban” rifle it is fully militarized with the evil protruding pistol grip and deadly bayonet lug and folding carrying handle. Excellent bore. It comes with one 20 round high capacity magazine, so obviously we cannot sell this to people stuck in tyrannical states run by idiots. $1195.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6799 - AR-180 5.56MM FOLDING STOCK “ASSAULT RIFLE” Serial number S15736 reflecting manufacture by Sterling in the UK for sale by Armalite of Costa Mesa, California. (Sterling is the well known maker of small arms for the British military and export.)

Eugene Stoner was chief engineer for Armalite, inventor of the AR-15 rifle which the company sold to Colt in January 1959, leaving Armalite with only the AR-7 survival rifle in their product line. So, Stoner set out to design a new “assault rifle” but was unable to use anything which would infringe on the AR-15 patents they had just sold to Colt! The result was the AR-18 (select fire) and AR-180 (semi-auto only) rifle which used a short stroke gas piston instead of the dirty direct impingement of the AR-15, a folding synthetic stock, and a stamped sheet metal receiver. Although actually a better gun than the AR-15, it had a high cyclic rate and the early magazines had problems feeding quickly enough to keep up and this caused the U.S. Army to reject it in an early trial against the AR-15, and by the time the mag problems were solved the M16 had been adopted. Although a few other nations bought some and the internals were the inspiration for the British L85 bullpup, the AR-18/AR-180 was only made in limited numbers. Apparently about 2,000 were smuggled into Northern Ireland and very popular with the IRA. However, they have a very loyal fan base and are popular as shooters, and as a collector’s item illustrating the evolution of assault rifle design.

Overall excellent condition. Comes with scope mount installed, in addition to iron sights. At least one factory magazine included (possibly there is another if we can find it) but reportedly AR-15 mags only need a slight alteration to work $950.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6803 - TACTICOOL HEAVY BARREL 7.62 X 39MM RPK STYLE AK WITH BULLPUP STOCK & RUSSIAN IP29 SCOPE- Serial number 4227 made by Norinco with heavy barrel. It has been installed in a polymer bullpup style stock made by K-Var. This uses standard AK-47 magazines. Although this is much heavier than a standard AK-47 clone, the bullpup stock shifts the center of balance to the rear making it much better handling. The extra linkage required for the trigger located in the forward grip makes the trigger pull a bit different feeling with a very long takeup, but previous owner reports that you quickly get used to it and learn the breaking point and this is an extremely accurate fun shooter. The telescopic sight is a Russian IP-29 with 4 power magnification, a downward post reticule and 28mm objective lens. Small Arms Review did a piece on these scopes and noted: “IP-29 appears to be a very close copy of the British L2A2 or the SUIT (Sight Unit, Infantry Trilux) sight, originally developed by RARDE (Royal Armament Research and Development Establishment) and produced by AVIMO Ltd. The 1P29 sight is currently in service with the Russian army and it seems to be available - either officially or unofficially - to civilian purchasers in Russia.” And notes that it current issue for most Russian infantry small arms. Normally it mounts on the ubiquitous left side rail, but to work with the bullpup configuration this is attached to a mount (from K- Var, the stock maker) which takes the place of the normal rear sight.

Overall excellent condition, and easily returnable to standard AK configuration if you prefer that option. As they say, some people like vanilla ice cream and others like chocolate, so this may appeal to some people but not others. We try to have something for every taste. $995.00 (View Picture)

**HOLD** SMOF6617 - REMINGTON MODEL 725 BOLT ACTION RIFLE- .223 REMINGTON CALIBER Serial number 712206, this is the “short action”, similar to the Remington Model 722. The “long action 725s were same length as the Model 721. The Model 725 was made 1957- 1962.

These were heirs of the pre-war Remington Model 30 and Model 720, based on the Model 1917 “Enfield” which were too expensive to make again after the end of WW2. The 721 and 722 were introduced in 1948 using new designs and production methods to produce a very fine quality bolt action rifle at a much lower cost. The 721 was a “long action” offered in calibers ranging from .264 Win Mag, .30-06 to the .300 H&H Mag; while the Model 722 was a “short action” offered in calibers ranging from .222 Remington to .308 Winchester.

The Model 725 was a deluxe version with a larger, Model-30 style safety and Monte Carlo stock. All rifles were available in various grades and calibers, with long or short action depending on caliber. Only about 17,000 Model 725 rifles were made, compared to about 117,000 of the 721 and 722. The 721, 722 and 725 were all replaced in 1962 by the highly successful Model 700.

This rifle was made in .222 Remington caliber, but later rechambered to .223 Remington caliber. This is NOT marked on the barrel, but only on the floorplate with a tape label. We have attached a tag to note this, and the barrel really should be marked with the new caliber.

The stock has been slimmed somewhat in the forend which hurts the collector value some, but not a big deal since it is rechambered. This comes with a nice quality Redfield 4x scope with 1” tube. Front sight blade removed, but base remains. Factory drilled and tapped for target type scope blocks as well, so you have plenty of options.

A good quality, good looking rifle in one of the most popular calibers around, so this could be a good shooter, or for a Remington collector, an inexpensive filler for the scarce Model 725 until you find a nicer one. $395.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6681 - HANDSOME ORIGINAL PRE-64 WINCHESTER MODEL 70 IN 270 SERIAL NUMBER 176106. MANUFACTURED IN 1951. Many experts claim that the Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 is the best bolt action sporting rifle ever manufactured. This rifle is in excellent condition, the metal is very ood to excellent, with 95%+ original finish remaining and a bright shiny bore. The stock has one or two small dings, but unlike most Pre-64 Model 70s that we see which were cut down for a rubber recoil pad, it has survived intact with the original Winchester factory buttplate. Excellent Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 rifles like this one in original condition are seldom seen. This would make a good addition to a collection and also a good shooter assuming your gunsmith approves it as safe to fire, (we sell all guns as collector items only). $1095.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6801 - FN-FAL .308 SEMI-AUTO RIFLE- CENTURY ARMS R1A1 SPORTER IN .308 CALIBER WITH TRILUX SCOPE Serial number 01-3177 on the R1A1 receiver which is the designation used by Century on the receiver they produced for use on parts kits. The rest of the parts are British L1A1 “inch pattern” parts if that means anything to you. Several British suppliers made rifles and parts to support service use of the L1A1 between 1954 and 1994. The British Commonwealth adopted the L1A1 rifle as standard, but with minor manufacturing differences between the British L1A1, the Australian L1A1 and Canadian C1 versions produced by each nation, but all the FN specs. The L1A1 was the standard combat rifle of British forces in the unfortunate Falklands War in 1982, opposite the Argentine produced versions of the FN-FAL. (Thousands of the Argentine rifles were captured and the thrifty Brits have deactivated them for use as dummy training rifles for their army!). The Brits originally used wooden stocks, but switched to a synthetic black type which was used by Century for this rifle.

In addition to the regular iron sights, this has the easily removed and replaced L2A1 "Sight Unit, Infantry, Trilux" (SUIT), a 4× optical sight mounted on a rail welded on the top cover, used by British Infantry, Royal Marines and RAF Regiment. The SUIT is a prismatic offset design, reducing the length of the sight and improved clearance around the action. The SUIT helps reduce parallax errors and heat mirage during firing. The aiming mark is an inverted, tapered transparent pillar ending in a point which could be illuminated by a tritium element for use in low light conditions. The pointer is intentionally slightly offset to the left, although it looks a bit odd when you first look through it, but you get used to it. The tritium light source was removed from these, but several people on line offer replacement of substitution of a LED sight for low light use although it works fine in daylight as is.

This is an excellent rifle, better than some of Century’s later problem plagued products. The receiver has 98-995 gray parkerize finish, while the other parts have about 80-90% of the Brit black paint finish remaining over a phosphate type finish. The rifle has a rack number and a soldier’s name marked on it (reflecting the origin using parts kits from disassembled service rifles). We don’t know if the name is some hero of the Falklands, or some scared soldier goaded into firing on rebellious and combative Irishmen and women and children. Great bore. As a “pre-ban” rifle it is fully militarized with the evil protruding pistol grip and deadly bayonet lug and folding carrying handle. Excellent bore. It comes with one 20 round high capacity magazine, so obviously we cannot sell this to people stuck in tyrannical states run by idiots. Remember this comes with the desirable TRILUX scope sight and mount, which usually brings around $300 by itself. $1495.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6804 - PRE-BAN AK-47 STYLE UNDER-FOLDING STOCK ASSAULT RIFLE- CHINESE FACTORY 66 (NORINCO) MODEL 56S-1 in 7.62 x 39mm caliber Serial number 405976 made at “State Factory 66” which later became known as North China Industries (NORINCO), but the NORINCO name does not appear on the gun, only the 66 in a triangle maker mark.

The Chinese Type 56 assault rifle is the Chinese knock off copy of the Soviet AK-47 assault rifle, first produced in 1956 and made by the tens of millions and sold all over the world. Initial production was designated simply as "Type 56" with machined receivers while later ones were stamped to coincide with the modernized Soviet AK-47 series - the "AKM". The Type 56 fires the 7.62x39mm Soviet intermediate cartridge from a 30-round detachable, curved box magazine. As in the AK-47, the selective firing action was gas-operated with a rotating bolt. The Type 56-1 variant has a double- strut under-folding buttstock. The Type 56-2 introduced in 1980 had a side-folding buttstock.

Two civilian "semi-automatic fire only” versions are the Type 56S (also known as the Type 56 "Sporter" in 7.62x39mm and the Type 84S in .223 caliber (5.56x45mm), and the -1 or -2 indicating the folding stock models.

(Note that "Type 56" is also used to designate the Chinese copy of the Russian SKS which is an entirely different rifle.)

Import marks IA CO SAC CA on barrel. This is a pre-ban gun with the evil bayonet lug for a knife bayonet (not a folding type) and protruding pistol grip, The original slant type muzzle compensator has been replaced with a Kalifornia compliant substitute. This is an early gun with only the /66 "State Factory 66" markings lacking the later NORINCO markings added circa 1972. About 98% original blue finish remains. This is as close as you can get to a real Vietnam through the present day AK-47 style rifle without the hassles or cost of the Class 3 full auto feature. Not for sale in Kalifornia or other places run by idiots scared by “ugly guns.” $1595.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6805 - NORINCO AK-84S ASSAULT RIFLE IN .223 CALIBER (5.56X45MM) (POST-BAN) Serial number 84S304759 made at “State Factory 66” which is North China Industries (NORINCO), and so marked on the left side of the receiver.

The Chinese copied the Soviet AK-47 assault rifle in 1956 and began producing copies called the Type 56 rifle. (Not to be confused with the semi-auto Type 56 Carbine which is a copy of the Russian SKS rifle.) Commercial semi-auto only versions were made as the Type 56S in 7.62x39mm and one in .223 (5.56x45mm) as the Type 84S. This example is one of the “post-ban guns” with the thumbhole stock and no bayonet lug. The muzzle compensator is a Kalifornia compliant part. Comes with one 30 round magazine. Comes with a Buschnell Sharpshooter 3X9 scope.

About 98% original blue finish remains. A nice example of the ubiquitous AK-47 style rifle but in .223 caliber which is much more affordable to shoot than the 7.62x39 caliber rifles. Not for sale in Kalifornia or other places run by idiots scared by even “semi-ugly guns.” $750.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6762 - COLT SP1 (AR 15) MADE IN 1978 SERIAL NUMBER SP86370 CALIBER 223 The history of the development of the AR15/M16 rifle by Gene Stoner are well known. It was introduced into service during the Viet Nam war and replaced the M14 (a product improved M1 Garand). It the time of its introduction there was much criticism and controversy over the nearly every aspect of the rifle from its aluminum receiver, plastic furniture, non-traditional gas system, and 5.56 mm diameter round. These criticisms have been addressed through modifications to the rifle and the basic M16 design is still the standard service rifle of the U.S. military.

Colt was the original manufacturer of the rifle, and also developed a semi-automatic version for the U.S. civilian market. As Colt’s patent ran out other manufacturers have started making variants of the AR15. There are now a large number of AR15 variants available to the general public.

This rifle was made in 1978 by Colt for the civilian market. It has many of the early features of the original AR 15/M16 that the U.S. used in Viet Nam including the triangular handguard, simpler rear sight, the narrow barrel and original type receiver without the forward bolt assist device. The changes from the earliest AR15 are a flash hider with a closed end rather than the original three pronged design, a butt trap for storage of cleaning materials, and a change in the rifle twist from 1 in 14 to 1 in 9.

The condition of the rifle would rate at 98% with minimal wear. The chrome lined bore is bright with strong riflings. The early versions the AR 15 made by Colt are highly collectible. $1700.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6761 - CUSTOM SPORTING RIFLE MADE ON A WINCHESTER M1917 ACTION WITH CUSTOM TIMNEY TRIGGER, SCOPE AND SLING A classic vintage custom sporter, tastefully designed and nicely executed. Serial number 331424 with 23.5 inch barrel in 30-06 caliber. Bore is shiny and sharp, but slightly dirty. The rear sight assembly and protective ears have been neatly removed, the receiver has been radiused, and the front and rear rings each have holes drilled and tapped for a sturdy one piece rail scope mount. The 3 x 9 Tasco scope is in very condition. Bluing would rate about 95%. The stock is a military stock nicely modified with the addition of a high comb and pistol grip. Comes with a custom adjustable Timney trigger, nice wide suede backed sling and Decelerator recoil pad. $450.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6787 - UNIVERSAL .30 CARBINE “ENFORCER” PISTOL Serial number 158135. One of the most unusual variations of the M1 carbine is the short model made by Universal Firearms of Hialeah, FL, as a pistol and sold with the “Enforcer” name between 1966 and 1984. Made as a pistol these are legal and sell like any other handgun, but if you grabbed your hacksaw and chopped a regular carbine off to this size it would require BATF approval or you would be in big trouble.

Allegedly the Enforcer was the idea of Melvin M. Johnson, inventor of the M1941 Johnson rifle used by the Para Marines and the little known Dror LMG used by the new born Israeli Defense Forces. The .30 carbine has a reputation as a rather mild cartridge for a shoulder arm, but it is one of the more powerful handgun rounds, with a ferocious muzzle blast. Collecting .30 Carbine handguns would be an interesting niche, which would include the Enforcer, the Ruger Blackhawk, the AMT AutoMag III, the Taurus Raging Thirty, the Kimball .30 Carbine Auto Pistol. There are also variations of the Enforcer made by Plainfield, Iver Johnson and the new “Inland” company. There are actually several variations of Universal’s Enforcer, with blue, nickel, or stainless or gold finish, and with GI style slide or the Universal stamped slide with dual springs and with GI style or Universal’s bolt and bolt latch. There is a multi-part history of Universal starting at which is well worth reading. br>
This is a used example which comes with one 15 round magazine, but can be used with any .30 carbine magazine from 5 to 30 rounds, although it will be pretty heavy for one hand firing with a full 30 round mag. $550.00 (View Picture)

**SOLD** SMOF6788 - U.S. RIFLE 7.62MM M14E2 (OR M14A1) ALL U.S. GI PARTS BUILT ON EARLY FEDORD RECEIVER Serial number 03880, made by Fed Ord, South El Monte, CA using new made receivers and all the rest G.I. parts (reportedly returned from Israel when they surplused their M14s in the 1980s).

This is what the Springfield Armory Museum website says about the M14E2 rifle: "M14E2 and M14A1 - The M14E2, later M14A1, rifle assigned to the automatic rifleman had an M14E2 stock and sling, stabilizer assembly and M2 bipod with sling swivel. His rifle would have a selector switch and selector shaft spring installed in place of the selector lock. Initially though, the automatic rifleman was equipped with a M2 bipod attached to his M14 rifle with or without the sling swivel. This configuration was known as the M14 (Modified) rifle, not to be confused with the M14 M with welded select fire components (see M14 M). .

The M14 (Modified) suffered from excessive bullet dispersion, heavy recoil and severe muzzle rise. In 1961, the U.S. Army Infantry Board at Fort Benning, Ga. was given the task of improving the performance of the M14 (Modified) rifle. Captain Durward Dean Gosney, a native of Phoenix, Az. and an Army Infantry Board test officer, developed three major changes to the M14 (Modified) rifle. Captain Gosney was recognized as the creator of the design officially classified in late 1963 as the M14E2.

The M14E2 design differed significantly from the M14 (Modified) in three ways: 1. attachment of a muzzle stabilizer over the flash suppressor 2. a straight-line stock with a rubber butt pad and 3. dual hand grips. The muzzle stabilizer was found to reduce lateral bullet dispersion. It also reduced recoil by 25%. Unfortunately, the muzzle stabilizer did not suppress the flash signature. The straight-line stock with rubber butt pad reduced muzzle rise and further reduced recoil. The fore and rear hand grips, in tandem with the M14E2 sling, increased the downward force acting on the M2 bipod legs from 7 pounds with the M14 (Modified) to 31 pounds. Final testing on the M14 E2 rifle was completed at Fort Jackson, SC in early 1964. Much tighter shot group sizes were obtained with the M14E2 over the M14 (Modified), i.e. 4" versus 12" at 25 meters. With a modest amount of practice, the author has obtained 7" groups at 100 yards with a NFA Registered Springfield Armory, Inc. M1A in automatic fire. .

Between July and December 1964, 8,350 M14 rifles were converted to M14E2 rifles and delivered to the military. Originally TRW and Winchester were tasked with the M14E2 conversion but the supplier was late in delivering the rubber coated metal fore grips. When the fore grips were finally delivered, Springfield Armory did the conversions in order to speed delivery of the M14E2 to military units. By April 1966, the M14E2 had been designated as the M14A1. The classification M14E2 means the second experimental design for the Model 14 rifle. M14A1 stands for the first alternate configuration for the Model 14 rifle. Among collectors, the terms M14E2 and M14A1 are interchangeable. References:
Emerson, Lee. M14 RIFLE HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT. October 10, 2006”

The early FEDORD M14 clones have a very good reputation as they used all G.I. parts, and these are identified by lower serial numbers and the receiver heel markings U.S. Rifle 7.62mm M14A along with FED. ORD. INC. SO. EL MONTE. CA and the serial number. Later production cut corners and used mostly non-milspec Chinese made parts and these are identified by use of the designation M14SA. This has the M14E2 stock and compensator. There is no bipod, but those are fairly common if you want to add one. Great bore and mechanics, about 90-95% finish remains. This was an important weapon in Vietnam and a key part of U.S. weapons history as we searched for something to fill the role so capably handled by the Browning Automatic Rifle 1918-1960. If you don’t like the FEDORD receiver, the rest of the parts are pretty much worth the price of the whole gun. Remember, this has the very hard to find M14E2 stock, not the common M14 clone with a standard rifle stock. $1500.00 (View Picture)

**HOLD** SMOF6796 - AR-15 5.56MM SEMI AUTO RIFLE BY PWA- (M16A2 CONFIGURATION) Serial number 2886 on the PWA “Commando” receiver. The rest is reportedly a genuine AR-5/M16 parts kit with the desirable heavy barrel and windage adjustable rear sight, forward assist, round handguards and trap in the butt. A great clone of the military M16A2 adopted in 1982, except for the absence of the 3 round burst fire capability which would have made it a machine gun under federal laws, so this is as close as you can get to a “Gulf War” rifle. This does have a goofy muzzle brake thing instead of a GI flash hider which the previous owner was forced to install to comply with the pointless insanity of Commiefornia gun laws. If you live in a free state you can throw that away and put a functional flash hider or whatever other toy you like on the end. $800.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6797 - COLT- ALEXANDER ARMS- .17 HMR SEMI -AUTO RIFLE (AR-15 OR AAR-17) SERIAL NUMBER CMH003868 This is a clever and reportedly very successful adaptation of the basic AR-15 platform to function reliably and safely with the high velocity .17 HMR cartridge. Hence the AAR-17 name for the rifle sometimes used. Bill Alexander who makes these also invented the well respected 6.5 Grendel and .50 Beowolf cartridges, so his experience and insights into the AR-15 mechanics range from the smallest to the largest calibers. This is not some home-made Frankenstein contraption but a very mature design (been out for about 5 years now) with good reviews. These can be found in many configurations and most are a conversion upper installed on whatever AR-15 lower is available. In this case, it is on a genuine top quality COLT MATCH TARGET MATCH HBAR lower (stamped for .223 caliber). Overall about 99%= condition. Reportedly these require about 100- 200 rounds of .17 HMR to break in for optimum functioning, and this has been fired about half that. The only reported problems with these seems to be that the tiny bore gets fouled easily and the function best if the chamber is cleaned with a brush after no more than 50 rounds and the bore before reaching 100 round per shooting session. The 18 inch stainless steel barrel on these is fluted to increase the surface area for cooling, but it is still a good idea to keep up a reasonable rate of fire. A top quality, top condition example of a very innovative idea from a very talented inventor in a caliber that would be fun to shoot at varmints. The conversion kit alone sells for $677.00, but this is both the fully installed conversion kit PLUS the COLT lower. Comes with one 10 round magazine, but sells them. (Note this is NOT C&R eligible) $995.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6679 - EARLY PRE-64 WINCHESTER MODEL 70 FEATHERWEIGHT IN 270 SERIAL NUMBER 335777 MANUFACTURED IN 1955. The Featherweight was a lightened version of standard Model 70 that came with an aluminum trigger guard and floorplate. The Featherweight was only manufactured from 1952 to 1963. Many experts claim that the Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 is the best bolt action sporting rifle ever manufactured. The metal on this rifle is in excellent condition, with 95%+ Original finish remaining and a bright shiny bore. The wood is excellent also with only a couple of insignificant dents or dings. Comes with a period correct Bausch and Lomb Balvar4 scope. This rifle would make a great shooter (Assuming your gunsmith approves it as safe to fire, we sell all guns as collector items only.) Or because of the excellent condition it is in, it would be a great addition to a collection. $1095.00 (View Picture)

**HOLD** SMOF6619 - REMINGTON MODEL 742A "WOODMASTER" .30-06 SEMI-AUTO RIFLE- MINTY! Serial number 101589. This is an exceptionally nice example of the first type of standard grade Model 742A rifle for a collector of Remington sporting arms. Bore is excellent plus and about 99% original blue finish remains and the varnished walnut stock finish has only a very few tiny scrapes or bruises. This has the uncheckered butt and vertical grooved forend used 1960-64 when pressed checkering was used instead. Unlike so many rifles, this escaped the usual addition of a recoil pad and swivels, so it remains a pristine collector example as made. This does have bases for a Bausch & Lomb scope installed in the factory drilled mounting holes, but there is no scope and it would be simple to remove the bases. The original iron sights remain.

These were made from 1960 to 1980, derived from the very successful semi-auto shotgun action used in the Models 870 and 1100. However, the Model 742 has a reputation for being temperamental if not kept clean, and properly lubed. The Model 742 was a big seller, with nearly 1.5 million made, and could be an inexpensive collecting specialty as they were made in .30-06, .308, .280 Remington, .243 and 6mm Remington, and in grades A, ADL, C, CDL and BDL/BDL Deluxe and in 22 inch rifle version and 18.5" carbine lengths.

The best source of information on the Model 742 as well as the earlier and later 740 and 7400 respectively is a Remington Society of American article available at:

The barrel date code is 5CKS with the 5 and S being inspector and assembler marks and the date of manufacture- C for April and K for 1963. Therefore this is over 50 years old and is Curio & Relic FFL eligible. Price is a very reasonable $425.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6675 - WINCHESTER MODEL 70- PRE-64 .264 WINCHESTER MAGNUM Serial number 539665 made in 1961. This is a nice used example of a popular vintage hunting rifle with a period BALVAR FOUR 2.5 – 4 variable power scope installed using the unique Bausch & Lomb mounts with the adjustments on the mounts instead of internal in the scope. These used a stainless steel barrel which was given a black finish which does not hold up well in use, so it has a sort of splotchy flakey scratched appearance, so call it about 90-95% finish remaining on the barrel, and

The plastic buttplate is not a good fit, probably a replacement for one which was broken in the field, although it is the correct style and a bit of fitting would make it almost unnoticeable. We do not think the stock has been shortened, just the plate replaced.

Winchester introduced the Model 70 in 1936 and it quickly set the standard to which all other commercial bolt action rifles have been compared. Made in calibers ranging from the diminutive .22 Swift up to up the massive .458 Winchester magnum, there is a caliber for every purpose and a great variety for the obsessive collector to chase to complete their collection. These are the epitome of classic sporting rifles of the 20th century, and one of the high points of the entire Winchester line, these are proving to be a good investment since the shutdown of the Winchester factory in New Haven, Connecticut on March 31, 2006 which has driven up collector interest in “real” Winchesters.

The .264 Win Mag is a well respected cartridge, basically 6.5mm bullet diameter, and would have been even more popular if the ballistically similar 7mm Remington Magnum had not been introduced in 1962, dividing the market share for a hard hitting, flat shooting cartridge. $1500.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6714 - YUGOSLAVIAN SKS-STYLE M59/66 7.62 X 39MM SEMI-AUTO RIFLE (EXCELLENT) Serial number K413401. These were built at the famous Zastava State Arsenal for the Yugoslavian military. These are high quality rifles, not some of the cheap junk like some of the Chinese rifles. Hardwood stocks. The 11.5 inch blade type bayonet folds under the barrel. The M59 was the basic Yugo made version of the SKS rifle, and the Model 59/66 added a 22 mm diameter grenade launcher which appears visually like a flash suppressor or muzzle brake on the end of the barrel. The front sight has a fold-up "ladder" for use in grenade sighting. When the grenade sight is raised, the gas system is automatically blocked and the action must be manually cycled for safety as rifle grenades must be fired with a special grenade launching blank cartridges for safety, and this feature helps ensure that a ball round is not loaded from the magazine. The gas system is not automatically unblocked when the sight is folded, however, and must be manually opened to again allow semi-automatic operation. Barrels are not chrome-lined. Both the grenade launcher and grenade sight are NATO spec, which is a bit odd for a Commie bloc weapon, but they must have had their reasons.

This is excellent plus condition, probably unissued, with 98% or better original finish and only a few minor storage and handling dings or scrapes. The stocks are a bit darker or oil stained on these, or maybe just darker wood, than on our Collector Select grade rifles, and the serial number on the stock may be less distinct, or even "force matched" at an arsenal before being sold off as surplus. Still, an excellent representative examples of the SKS rifle which was widely used by Commie nations during the Cold War, as well as by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. Still covered with the original Yugo grease and needing a good cleaning. Bores should be as nice as the outside, but we have not cleaned them. Have several, all basically the same so we are using one photo for all of them, so serial number may differ from the one in the photos, but condition will be the same.

Please note that this rifle has been preserved in cosmoline for long term storage. The cosmoline should be completely removed before attempting to fire it. A little bit of cosmoline in the bore acts just like a glob of mud and will either split or ring the bore with one shot. A little bit of cosmoline in the action can gum up extraction, ejection, feeding and cocking, too. $495.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6688 - PRE-64 WINCHESTER MODEL 70 FEATHERWEIGHT IN 308 SERIAL NUMBER 580768 MANUFACTURED IN 1963. The Featherweight was a lightened version of standard Model 70 that came with an aluminum trigger guard and floorplate. The Featherweight was only manufactured from 1952 to 1963. Many experts claim that the Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 is the best bolt action sporting rifle ever manufactured. The metal on this rifle is in excellent condition, with 95%+ Original finish remaining and a bright shiny bore. The wood is excellent also with only a couple of insignificant dents or dings. A period micrometer peep sight has been added but no alteration were made to the rifle and it would be easy to remove with no evidence remaining that it was ever there. This rifle would make a great shooter (Assuming your gunsmith approves it as safe to fire, we sell all guns as collector items only.) Or because of the excellent condition it is in, it would be a great addition to a collection. $1195.00 (View Picture)

**HOLD** SMOF6620 - REMINGTON MODEL 742 WOODMASTER SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE IN 30-06 SERIAL NUMBER 20453. The Model 742 Woodmaster was developed to replace the Model 740, it had a pistol grip butt separated from the forend by a machined steel receiver containing the multi-lug bolt. Standard rifles had a plain straight-comb butt with a pistol grip. The open rear sight was usually accompanied by a ramped blade at the muzzle.

This rifle has an excellent bore, metal and wood are in excellent condition with one or 2 small scratches. The detachable box magazine holds 4-rounds.

Is this an "evil" assault rifle or just another hunting weapon, no-one knows but the politicians and bureaucrats in Washington. Better get this one while you still can. $395.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6720 - PRE-1964 WINCHESTER MODEL 70 (MADE IN 1946 – TRANSITION MODEL WITH THE PRE-WAR FEATURES) SERIAL NUMBER 58411 CALIBER 270 The Winchester Model 70 rifle is often referred to as the “Rifleman’s Rifle”. It was introduced in 1937 and is still in production. The Model 70 immediately established a reputation for accuracy and durability. It is made in calibers from 22 Hornet to 458 Winchester. It continues to be one of the most popular hunting rifles in the World and some experts claim that it is the best bolt action rifle ever made.

This rifle was made in 1946 and the barrel is stamped with that year. It is chambered for the ever popular 270 cartridge, a necked down 30-06 cartridge. It has the early features including the safety on the left side of the bolt, and strip charger guide on the receiver bridge, and the cloverleaf shaped rear tang.

The bore is bright with strong riflings. The bluing would rate about 95% with the expected high edge wear. The open sights are correct. The rifle been modified from original factory condition by the addition of a recoil pad. $950.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6575 - 19957 - RARE MOSSBERG 590 LINE LAUNCHER KIT KIT (Line throwing gun) Mossberg offered these circa 1994 to maybe 2002, but they have been discontinued for many years now. These were about the only commercial line throwing guns made post WW2, competing with the well established Naval Company of Doylestown, PA, who have been selling traditional single shot .45 caliber guns built on single shot shotgun actions for at least 80 years. The Mossberg guns were Coast Guard approved, but the approval would only remain in effect as long as cartridges less than five years old were available, but none have been made for several year now.

The Mossberg Line Launcher was offered both as a complete kit (catalog number 50298) including most parts (less barrel) of a Model 590 shotgun, but with orange stock and forend, in the satin nickel finish. It was also offered as a conversion kit (catalog number 90298) where the purchaser would furnish their own shotgun, and by removing the barrel and installing the line throwing barrel would be ready to go. The kit was a cheaper option and avoided any hassles with being a “firearm” and the purchaser had already jumped through those hoops when purchasing their shotgun. This is one of the kits with a Model 590 shotgun available as part of the sale (with FFL hassles) or without the gun with no FFL hassles- your choice.

The kit included the special 20inch satin nickel finished barrel with mounting loops that slip over the magazine tube and hold the canister for the line. Also three of the metal shafts for use as projectiles, having a 12 gauge piston at the rear for a close fit in the barrel. There are two plastic buoyant heads and two described as a “distance heads” which are more of a weighted slug. Special 2 ¾” 12 gauge blank “launching cartridges” were used and there are two five round boxes of these, although one cartridge is missing. The literature states that the maximum rand with the buoyant head projectile is 250 feet. Condition of the kit is basically new unfired, but the Model 590 shotgun is used excellent.

The photos show the conversion kit installed on a Model 590 shotgun which is included. At the option of the buyer, we will keep the Model 590 shotgun and sell the complete kit which remains for the price of $895.00, and this can be shipped direct to the buyer with no FFL needed. Serial number of the shotgun is L870832, and a standard shotgun barrel that came with it will be included, although shipped separately. The kit with the shotgun included will have to be shipped to a FFL dealer since the line launchers are not C&R listed. Price for this configuration is $995.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6573 - NAVY ARMS- PEDERSOLI- ROLLING BLOCK HARPOON GUN- RARE- POSSIBLY UNIQUE Serial number 48, caliber .38 Special (blank) . Harpoon guns are used mainly in fishing for sharks and the like, as shown in the 1975 film “Jaws.” They are essentially the same as “spearfishing” but with a longer range using a firearm to drive the harpoon or spear into the fish at a longer distance or against a larger fish.

Serial number 48 is stamped on the front of the frame, and also on the barrel and forend and that is what we are using as the serial number. Although there is a visible number 23 stamped on the trigger guard, the number on the frame or barrel is usually used as the serial number of a firearm. Like all the Navy Arms/Pedersoli rolling blocks, the maker names are on the frame. But, most have the model and serial number stamped are on the exposed parts of the barrel near the breech. This strongly suggests this was not a cataloged model, but rather a prototype.

This is a very close copy of the Greener Light Harpoon gun, except for using the rolling block action instead of the Martini actions used by Greener. Navy Arms had been selling the Greener Light Harpoon Guns, and were familiar with them, and also sold Greener harpoons and the frame used for holding the line. This example was purchased about five years ago directly from the President of Navy Arms, Val Forgett, III, who said it was the only one they had left. He did not know exact numbers made, but had the feeling it was a very small number. My guess is that it was less than a handful, and perhaps even a single prototype example made for evaluation prior to entering production contracts. The only reference I can find on these was a September 2008 Gunbroker forum posting on the Greeners: “I spoke recently by E-Mail with Val of Navy Arms Inc. about the Greener Light Harpoon Gun, he advised me they were considering making them again. If you or anyone you know have ever had any interest in owning one of these classic you should contact Navy Arms…” That suggests that Navy Arms was out of Greeners by 2008, and that a replacement was being considered. This is possibly the design they had, but apparently there was insufficient demand to go into regular production.

The action and butt stock with brass trigger guard and buttplate are the same Pedersoli made parts as used on a large number of Navy Arms rolling block rifles, usually in .45-70 caliber. The barrel contours near the muzzle and design of the forend are identical to the Greener type guns with a Martini action, with the same style harpoon and line release frame arrangement.

The 20.5” long barrel on this one was turned down from an old 8mm barrel with a rough condition bore, and is chambered for .38 Special cartridges, but the smaller bore diameter makes it impossible (or probably a fatal accident) if anyone tried to fire a ball cartridge instead of a special purpose blank load. Reportedly these used “special tool” blanks originally made by Remington for use in their “Ramset Super Power Jobmaster nail driver.” (See more on cartridges for both the Greener and Navy Arms harpoon guns at

This comes with the original 14” long tubular stainless steel Harpoon weighing 16 ounces having a hollow shaft which slides down over the barrel of the gun. It has two pivoting barbs to help in retrieving the target. A brass collar at the rear provides the attaching point for the approximately 1/8” diameter braided nylon line. The “line holding frame” is about 15” wide and has the original line still wrapped (with a couple pieces of nearly invisible fishing line securing it for display). The horns for wrapping the line are about 6” long. The end of the line holding frame slips into a hole at the front of the stock. There is a metal lined cross slot on the forend that lines up with a notch in the spreader bar, presumably for some sort of pin to latch the spreader bar in place, but it is missing.

Overall excellent plus, with about 98-99% original factory polished blue finish on metal parts. Brass parts with some mellow age tarnish. The varnished walnut stocks have a few tiny handling and storage blemishes, but no signs of use. Line frame and the harpoon are new, unused. Remember, this is for harpoon gun use only, and it is unsafe to attempt to fire a conventional .38 caliber cartridge in it.

People collect all sorts of firearms for different reasons. (John likes line throwing guns and got this before deciding that harpoon guns were outside his defined specialty.) This would be a great addition to a harpoon gun collection, or for someone who finds the field of “Navy Arms” brand guns to be their chosen specialty. This will have to go to a dealer FFl as it is not on the C&R list, or eligible under the “50 year rule” $995.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6563 - HANDSOME PRE-64 WINCHESTER MODEL 94 IN 30-30 SERIAL NUMBER 2573142. The Model 1894 lever action rifle is one of John M. Brownings enduring legacy to hunters (and law enforcement) throughout the United States. It is the only gun design that we are aware of that is still in production 108 years after the first one was made. Winchester needed a lever action rifle capable of handling smokeless powder to compete with Marlins Model 1893. Browning turned out the design in two weeks, and nearly six million rifles later its still in production. The rifle was chambered in several calibers from 25-35 to 32 special. It could be ordered in rifle or carbine configuration with other fancy features such as takedown, pistol grip buttstock, shotgun buttplate, and fancy walnut.

This is a very nice Pre-64 Winchester Model 94 carbine. It is chambered in the most popular caliber (30-30). The wood is in very good condition with one or two small dents and dings. Excellent bright shiny bore. 95%+ original blue remaining. This is the classic Winchester 94 carbine in the classic caliber, from a bygone era when pride was taken in fit finish and craftsmanship. $750.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6493 - EDDYSTONE M1917 RECEIVER SERIAL NUMBER 840595 The U.S. Model 1917 rifle probably formed the basis for more customized and wildcat rifles than any rifle in U.S. history. This was because of the design of the rifle. A brief history of the rifle is in order. The US M1917 was certainly the rifle no one wanted until the custom gun makers got hold of it after 1945.

It was a British design, and thrust up on the army because of the manufacturing inadequacies of the Springfield Armory when we suddenly entered the First World War in April 1917. At the end of the war the Army found itself with 2.4 million rifles it never wanted.

During World War II we gave them to allies including Britain and China, and also to our own troops, but still had over a million left. After the end of World War II the government authorized sales to civilians. An excellent condition Model 1917 could be yours for $10 (about $133 today).

Gunsmiths suddenly had a supply of sturdy, inexpensive rifles with a Mauser action to play with. It had a bolt face that could be opened up for a belted magnum cartridge, and a long bolt and magazine well able to accommodate a magnum case.

We recently acquired several U.S. Model 1917 actions. The rear sight assembly and protective ears have been neatly removed and the rear of the receiver has been professionally contoured. If you`ve ever wanted to build your own custom rifle, this is the place to begin. $125.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6534 - 19965 - RARE MBA GYROJET MARK I MODEL B 13MM ROCKET CARBINE- “SPORTER” MODEL WITH NICKEL FINISH - Serial number B0212. This is one of about 300 “sporter” carbines made circa 1965-1968.

Gyrojets are a wonderful invention from the 1960s, and played a role in the 1967 James Bond movie “You Only Live Twice” and were written up in Life Magazine. But, the reality of their inaccuracy and relatively high prices for the guns and very high costs of the rocket ammunition doomed them, The vast majority of Gyrojets were pistols, but MBA hoped to create a market for longarms as well. Initially they tried a version imitating the overall lines of the M16 rifle, and in hopes of generating civilian sales, made some resembling popular sporting rifles,. However, they were not successful and production of the longarms was extremely limited, and even pistol production numbers were small. The “Sporter carbines” were made using standard pistol frames with longer barrels, and walnut rifle stocks with rollover cheek rest and a Bushnell “Phantom” telescope. The large “bell” on the muzzle has no purpose and is only for appearance. The rubber Pachmayr recoil pad is also for appearance as there is no recoil from the rocket rounds.

The Sporter Carbine just one number lower -B0211- was presented to President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966. When originally sold, the Gyrojet Sporter Carbines cost $300.00. At that time, a Ruger 10-22 was $54; a Winchester Model 94 was $84; and a Winchester Model 70 was $140. Gyrojet rockets cost $1.35 each when a box of 50 .22 Long Rifle ammo was 80 cents, or a 20 round box of.30-06 soft point ammo, or a 50 round box of .38 special was under $5.00.

Visually this is a great looking example except for the stock having a scratch on the right side above the trigger, and a small chip (1/4” x ½”) on the right side by the tip of the forend as shown in the photos. The left side of the muzzle bell has a 1” area of corrosion where the nickel finish has peeled off. The hammer will not stay cocked although there is a nice "click" when it engages the sear, which must be worn or broken. Remember, the internal parts are of the same cast aluminum as everything else except the steel screws and springs. Also, the slide release lever on the right side will not stay engaged because its spring is missing, although externally it looks fine, but it just does not stay up when the slide is forward. These flaws are reflected in the price which is far below the usual price for one of these rare guns.

How a Gyrojet works- Gyrojet rockets are propelled by thrust from the burning propellant in the rocket passing out the nozzles, not by the force of an explosion contained in a barrel to expel a projectile. Gyrojet barrels have holes in them to vent the rocket blast. Rockets are fed from a magazine to a firing position aligned with the barrel. The hammer is located in FRONT of the rocket and when released the hammer drives the rocket backwards against a fixed firing pin which ignites the primer in the base of the rocket.

The hammer holds the rocket in position for a millisecond as thrust builds up, and then the rocket moves forward, cocking the hammer for the next shot. The rocket burns for about 1/10th of a second to achieve a velocity of about 1,500 feet per second at about 60 feet from the muzzle. Since there is no cartridge explosion in the barrel, there is no recoil in a Gyrojet, and the noise is a “whooshhh” sound, not a “BANG!” Note that although Gyrojets have a 13mm bore diameter, BATFE has removed them from NFA status and classified them as “Curio & Relic” firearms.

The definitive reference on all things related to MBA and the Gyrojets is Mel Carpenter’s superb book “An Introduction to MBA Gyrojets and Other Ordnance” which can be ordered from his website which is loaded with info on the Gyrojets at

Price for this rare piece of firearms technology history is only $1595.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6411 - SUPERB CUSTOM SPORTER RIFLE BUILT ON A PRE WAR WINCHESTER MODEL 70 ACTION. SERIAL NUMBER 12850 (RECEIVER MADE IN 1937) This rifle displays exceptionally fine workmanship, with elegant lines and tasteful embellishments superbly executed. The receiver is a pre-WWII Winchester Model 70 bolt action fitted with an octagonal profile barrel drawn from a Shilen blank. The octagon barrel is 25" in length, about 0.930" flat to flat at the receiver and about 0.645" flat to flat at the muzzle. The bore is button rifled and chambered for .375 H&H Magnum, a classic and effective large game cartridge. Bore is new and test firing at 100 yards produced groups that were less than one inch in diameter. The barrel and receiver have 100% of a well done hot tank oxide blue finish. The rifle is fitted with a special recoil lug designed to deal with the strong recoil from the 375 cartridge.

This rifle is superbly stocked in a beautifully figured piece of premium grade European Bastogne walnut from a blank provided by Mr. Shang of Idaho. The checkering is among the best we have seen, superbly executed in a 22 lines per inch pattern. The butt has an attractive and functional European style oval cheek rest which features a shadow line around the lower edge. A Winchester recoil pad, most welcome to control the jolt of the .375 caliber, has been fitted. The result is a beautiful yet completely functional hunting rifle. It is suitable for the largest game on the North American continent and also meets the legal requirements for hunters contemplating an African safari!

It has been said that life is too short to hunt with an ugly gun, and this rifle will cure that problem in a hurry! Even the most hoplophobic spouse could grudgingly admit that this is a work of art, in the tradition of artistic arms made for wealthy patrons with good taste ever since the invention of firearms. Almost too nice to shoot, but why not enjoy it if you want to? If you’ve dreamed of an African safari this rifle is just what you need. $3500.00 (View Picture)

SMOF6001 - 21088 - YUGOSLAVIAN MODEL 1924/47 8MM MAUSER SHORT RIFLE MADE BY KRAGUJEVAC ARSENAL- MITCHELLS’S MAUSERS “PREMIUM GRADE” Serial number ZH3933 matching on the receiver, bolt, and stock and floorplate. Left receiver rail marked PREDUZECE 44, one of the various names of the Kragujevac Arsenal. Arsenal refinished to as new condition. This is the “premium grade- the top level of rifles offered by Mitchell’s Mausers which has been the source of most (and the best) of the large number of Yugoslavian Mausers sold in the last 10 years. Their seemingly limitless supply is nearly exhausted now, and values are climbing on the Yugos as more people begin to appreciate the quality and value from the very modest prices of these rifles.

Prior to WW2 Yugoslavia had purchased a number of Model 1924 short rifles and a full set of machinery to make them from FN in Belgium. Then they made more rifles in their own Kragujevac Arsenal, later known as Factory 44 (PREDUZECE 44). The Model 1924 rifles had an “intermediate length” action about ¼ inch shorter than the standard Model 98 Mauser actions used in the Gew 98 and K98 series rifles, but were otherwise very similar to the K98k. During the post- WW2 rearming of Yugoslavian forces under Marshall Tito and the Communists virtually all old rifles on hand were refurbished, and remarked with the communist crest (two sheaves of wheat bordering a torch, with the commie star above) and given a new model designation. This rifle is one of the Model 1924 short rifles, upgraded to Model 24/47 configuration with the new markings, and totally refinished at that time.

About 99% of the finish remains, with just a few minor scratches. The arsenal refinished stock is a pleasing medium brown color with a nice oil finish. Import marked (of course) and the ZH3933 number marked on the receiver with the light dot punch process over the deeply stamped 3933. Comes with the “accessory pack consisting of a sling, cleaning pull through and ammo pouches. An extremely handsome and interesting variant of the classic 98 Mauser family. Collecting Yugoslavian Mauser variations would be a fun and inexpensive specialty. See Robert Ball’s superb “Mauser Military Rifles of the World” for more on any type of Mauser rifle, and the definitive North Cape book, “Serbian and Yugoslav Mauser Rifles” by Branko Bogdanovic, devoted exclusively to the Yugos. Mitchell’s price on these (luck of the draw as to what you will get) is now $499, but our price for the exact rifle shown is $450.00 (View Picture)

SMOF5677 - 20156 - CLASSIC WINCHESTER MODEL 94 CARBINE IN .30-30 CALIBER - Serial number 3869830 made around 1973. Nice quality gun, with walnut stocks, and excellent plus bore, probably fired very little. Metal parts (except receiver) retain bout 98-99% of the original blue finish. Receiver finish has flaked in a small area on both sides, leaving ugly bare metal spots and rust specks surrounded by blue. A few very minor stock blemishes from storage and handling, but nothing bad- just enough so you won’t be reluctant to take this out in the field. An excellent example of one of John M. Browning’s most famous designs, and the finish blemishes are reflected in the price. $395.00 (View Picture)

Modern Shotguns

SMOF6099 - MARLIN MODEL 120 MAGNUM 12 GAUGE 2 ¾ INCH OR 3 INCH PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN 26 INCH IMPROVED CYLINDER- VENT RIB Serial number A16648 with 26 inch vent rib barrel having the two bead style sights. Improved Cylinder choke. Metal is excellent plus with about 97-98% original blue finish with just a few traces of wear and field use dings. Excellent plus bore. The buttstock and forend have been replaced with wood from a similar model (except there is a small area at the top of the wrist against the receiver that had to be filled). The new wood has excellent cut checkering which provides a much better grip than the crappy pressed in checkering on the original wood. Good recoil pad. This model was made circa 1971-1985 and has a really slick action, and the uncommon ability to take either 2 ¾ inch or 3 inch 12 gauge shotshells. They even made some of these with 40 inch (!) barrels for Ducks Unlimited. A very reasonably priced gun that deserves to be put back in the field. $325.00 (View Picture)

SMOF5995 - 23023 - WINCHESTER MODEL 1897 12 GAUGE PUMP SHOTGUN- Serial number 876463 made in 1932 with 30 inch 12 gauge barrel, full choke, mirror bright bore. This is the takedown model, and the lockup is nice and tight, and mechanics are fine. This is a field used gun that has been well cared for. Screw heads are crisp and unbuggered. Barrel has about 80-85% original blue, but the magazine tube has about 40-50% due to handling wear, and the almost none on the receiver. Buttstock is one of the few we have seen that is NOT cracked at the rear of the receiver, and while the varnish finish is flaked and scraped, overall the wood is pretty nice except for one long shallow bruise on the right side as shown in the photos. Missing the buttplate, but does not seem to have been cut down, just a case of the hard rubber buttplate getting broken and lost. Repro buttplates are readily available, and somewhere I have several old originals, but no idea where they are, or I would install one.

This is one of John M. Browning’s classic designs, with more than a million Model 97s made before production ended in 1957. It was the first really successful pump action shotgun made, and improved over the less successful Model 1893 Winchester which had been designed for blackpowder loads and. The only other pumps prior to these were one designed by C.M. Spencer (the Civil War carbine inventor!) and Andrew Burgess, the latter using an awkward but functional arrangement where the entire pistol grip would slide back along the axis of the stock to work the action. The Burgess was only built 1893-1897 and finally bought out by Winchester. Spencer was a good inventor, but lousy businessman and his guns were made starting about 1879, but in 1890 he sold out to Francis Bannerman, the big surplus dealer, who continued to make them under the Bannerman name until about 1910.

This classic old shotgun is one of the key historic arms for collectors of American sporting arms, and many are still enjoyed by shooters today. (We sell all guns as collector items only and they must be approved by a competent gunsmith before firing.) With a little refinishing on the stock and a new buttplate this will be a much nicer looking gun. C&R FFL okay for this one. Sorry, we can not accept credit card payment for this item. $575.00 (View Picture)

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