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SMOF6888 - HIGH STANDARD HD MILITARY .22 LR - SERIAL NUMBER 159628 MANUFACTURED IN 1946. 6 INCH BARREL.
In 1943 the U.S. Army issued High Standard a contract for the production of their Model HD pistol in slightly modified form as the USA-HD for use as training and recreational weapons. High Standard manufactured USA-HD pistols until the end of the war in 1945. Development of the HD-Military began in 1944, the only change needed to adapt the USA-HD for the civilian market was the addition of an adjustable sight and to offer the choice of 4 1/2 or 6 3/4-inch barrels. Main production of the HD-Military began around serial number 147000 in early 1946 and continued well into the early 50s. Pieces are seen with serial numbers well over 300000, estimated HD-Military production was over one hundred fifty thousand. This is a handsome pistol, it retains about 95% + original finish. Bore is shiny with strong lands and groves. Grips are in very good condition with strong checkering and no cracks, chips or dents.
(PROVENANCE NOTE- This item is from the Howard P. Hart and Jean H. Hart Collection of Historical Arms. Mr. Hart was a career Central Intelligence Agency Officer as well as an avid arms collector. A large part of their collection was donated to the Virginia War Memorial Museum in Richmond, VA, and many other items donated to the National WW2 Museum in New Orleans, LA. This item has the Hart Collection inventory tag attached, and has a certificate of provenance and a copy of Howard’s fascinating autobiography, signed by Jean Hart. The association of this item with Mr. Howard Hart, and this outstanding collection adds to its desirability for your collection and for future owners and helps preserve the legacy of Mr. Hart.) Read more about the biography of this remarkable American patriot on the Hart Collection Biography page. $550.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6890 - CHINESE NORINCO MAKAROV (TYPE 59) IN 9X18 SERIAL NUMBER B10091
The Makarov first became known in the West in the early 1950s, it has been the standard Soviet military pistol for the past forty or more years and is known world wide for its durability and reliability. The design is based on a slightly modified Walther PP chambered for the Soviet 9 x 18mm cartridge. It was used by the German Democratic Republic as the 'Pistole Makarov' (or Pi-M) and in China as the Type 59.
(PROVENANCE NOTE- This item is from the Howard P. Hart and Jean H. Hart Collection of Historical Arms. Mr. Hart was a career Central Intelligence Agency Officer as well as an avid arms collector. A large part of their collection was donated to the Virginia War Memorial Museum in Richmond, VA, and many other items donated to the National WW2 Museum in New Orleans, LA. This item has the Hart Collection inventory tag attached, and has a certificate of provenance and a copy of Howard’s fascinating autobiography, signed by Jean Hart. The association of this item with Mr. Howard Hart, and this outstanding collection adds to its desirability for your collection and for future owners and helps preserve the legacy of Mr. Hart.) Read more about the biography of this remarkable American patriot on the Hart Collection Biography page. $595.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6641 - RUGER MODEL 22/45 5.5 INCH BULL BARREL TARGET PISTOL IN 22 CALIBER. SERIAL NUMBER 224-55695
The Model 22/45 Target Pistol provides the feel of the classic 1911 pistol with the proven reliability and value of the Ruger. The perfect trainer, it allows for low-cost practice and provides shooters with the familiar and preferred grip shape and feel of the famous 1911 .45 caliber pistol.
In addition to the identical grip angles, the 22/45™ features the same fire control locations (manual safeties, magazine releases and bolt hold-opens) as the 1911, making them perfect for .45 caliber shooters looking for an affordable way to train. The pistol is also perfect for plinking, target shooting, and small game hunting.
This pistol is in excellent condition and does not look like it has been used much. it comes with adjustable sights, 5 1/2" bull barrel, the original box and one magazine. $350.00 (View Picture)
SMF2032 - S&W MODEL 5906 DOUBLE ACTION STAINLESS STEEL 9 MM SERIAL NUMBER TVM1174
Some enthusiasts claim that the 5906 is one of the finest 9mm pistols ever made, it will digest any kind of ammo you put through it and is accurate with excellent lines. (We sell all guns as collector items only and they must be approved by a competent gunsmith before firing). The all stainless steel construction (slide and frame) make it much more durable than some of it's competitors that have alloy frames.
This pistol is in very good to excellent condition with minor holster wear and some dings and dents on the black plastic grips. Comes with three dot sighting system, ambidextrous safety, large finger rest trigger guard, all stainless steel construction (slide and frame) and one high capacity magazine. $450.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6832 - COLT .38 SUPER AUTOMATIC PISTOL MADE IN 1935- SUPERB! WITH CASE!
Serial number 17959 made in 1935 with 98-99% original high polish blue finish. It will be nearly impossible to find a better example! The quality of the workmanship and finish on these pre- WW2 Colts is simply breathtaking.
This is basically a Model 1911A1 pistol modified only as much as needed to function with the .38 Automatic Colt Pistol cartridge which had first been introduced in the Colt Model 1900. The “.38 Super” designation actually referred to the pistol, to distinguish this new offering from the older Colt models 1900, 1902 and 1903. Eventually, after WW2 there began to be differences in the ammunition, with older .38 ACP cartridges having slightly less velocity and significantly lower chamber pressures than the similar size cartridges loaded and sold as “.38 Super.” (There is a very good discussion of the history of the cartridge at http://38super.net/Pages/History.html)
There is a great history of the .38 Super pistol development from Man At Arms magazine at https://static1.squarespace.com/static/54dc6b0be4b0d364a5ee20e0/t/54e785a1e4b021b682bbdfb1/1 424459169224/colt+super+automatic+copy.pdf which we will summarize here. The .38 Super pistol was introduced by Colt in 1928 as a higher velocity smaller caliber alternative to the .45 ACP Model 1911 with greater penetrating power, and began shipping in 1929. A total of about 37,000 were made prior to WW2, and during the war the British bought up 1,120 .38 Supers on hand and later the OSS bought 400 for their use. In addition, there were Match and Super Match versions offered for target shooters where this was a very popular competitive pistol.
This is about as nice an example as most people will ever see. There is a tiny scrape in the finish on the front strap, and another on each side of the slide, and one eraser size spot where the deep blue finish is discolored. The sharp corners on the front of the slide show just the faintest bit of finish loss. This is an honest 98-99% gun, all totally original, never dinked with or touched up. Perfect bore. Comes with one original magazine. The case is a custom made case, very nice quality with red cloth interior, and would work equally well with any of the 1911 series pistols if you do not want to use it to protect this exceptionally nice gun. $5500.00 (View Picture)
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)
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)
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)
SMOF6608 - UNFIRED! HIGH STANDARD SUPERMATIC CITATION MODEL 106 MILITARY - CALIBER .22 LR. SERIAL NUMBER 1889094 MANUFACTURED IN 1967.
This pistol appears to be unfired and it comes with the original box and papers.
The High Standard Supermatic line was introduced in 1951, it replaced the G series, and was a much more refined pistol with a slide stop, barrel balance weights, improved adjustable target sights and the lockwork refined. The Supermatic Citation was designed for target shooting, it's micrometer rear sight was mounted independently from the slide to improve accuracy.
This pistol has a 5.5 inch bull barrel with slots for barrel weights, the serial numbers on the slide and frame are matching. The pistol was manufactured in 1968 and it is in brand new condition, probably unfired. It comes with the original box and papers. There is no visible finish wear, the bore is bright and shiny and the grips are nice and clean with sharp checkering, not dinged, cracked or oil soaked. The box is in good condition with some slight wear. $995.00 (View Picture)
SMF6741 - RUGER MODEL LCP IN 380 CALIBER, SERIAL NUMBER 376-78129
The Ruger LCP is an excellent choice for concealed carry because it is lightweight, compact and powerful. The LCP is just 5.16 inches long and 3.60 inches tall and it is designed to fit a variety of holsters and provide many concealed carry options. The rugged construction with through-hardened steel slide and one-piece, high-performance, glass-filled nylon grip frame make the pistol durable and reliable. The checkered grip frame provides a secure and comfortable grip and the hammer is recessed within the slide to prevent it from snagging on clothing. The pistol is used but in VG to excellent conditioin. $150.00 (View Picture)
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)
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)
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: http://colt22.com/cwpg.html 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)
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)
Modern Long Guns
**SOLD** SMOF6903 - REMINGTON MODEL 12 STANDARD GRADE CALIBER .22 S/L/LR
In 1907 Remington partnered with famous gun designer J. D. Pederson to set about designing a slide action gallery style rifle to compete with the Winchester Model 1890 and Model 1906. Remington sought to produce a rifle that appeared more elegant then the Winchester rifles by concealing the hammer inside of the body of the receiver. This had the added benefit of reducing the amount of dirt or other contaminants that could enter the receiver. After some modifications completed by in house Remington employees Crawford C. Loomis and G. H. Garrison, Remington introduced the Model 12 for sale in 1909 at the handsome price of $9.50 for a standard rifle. Production of the Model 12 ceased in 1936 after sales of approximately 800,000 units.
This rifle has a barrel code of WW, dating production to 1927. There is a slight amount of pitting on one side of the barrel but it is not too noticeable. The finish rates at about 90-95% and the bore is bright and shiny. Overall this is a fine example of an early .22 caliber rifle. Remington Model 12`s that don`t look they were lost in Bubba`s barn are getting harder and harder to find. This rifle is sure to please the Remington fancier or the .22 caliber fanatic. $495.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6415 - CUSTOM SPORTING RIFLE MADE ON A REMINGTON M1917 ACTION WITH 3 X 9 SCOPE AND SLING
The U.S. Model 1917 rifle probably formed the basis for more customized and wildcat rifles than any rifle in U.S. history. This was because of the design of the rifle. A brief history of the rifle is in order. The US M1917 was certainly the rifle no one wanted until the custom gun makers got hold of it after 1945.
It was a British design, and thrust up on the army because of the manufacturing inadequacies of the Springfield Armory when we suddenly entered the First World War in April 1917. At the end of the war the Army found itself with 2.4 million rifles it never wanted.
During World War II we gave them to allies including Britain and China, and also to our own troops, but still had over a million left. After the end of World War II the government authorized sales to civilians. An excellent condition Model 1917 could be yours for $10 (about $133 today).
Gunsmiths suddenly had a supply of sturdy, inexpensive rifles with a Mauser action to play with. It had a bolt face that could be opened up for a belted magnum cartridge, and a long bolt and magazine well able to accommodate a magnum case.
This is a classic 1950s-early 60s vintage custom sporter, tastefully designed and nicely executed. Serial number 412026 with 24 inch barrel in 30-06 caliber. Bore is shiny and sharp. The rear sight assembly and protective ears have been neatly removed and the receiver has been radius, the front and rear rings each have holes drilled and tapped for an old style Weaver scope mount. The Tasco 3 x 9 Scope is in nice condition with a few minor dents and dings. Bluing would rate about 95%. The stock is a nice modified military with straight grain walnut a thick recoil pad. Comes with a nice wide suede backed sling. $395.00 (View Picture)
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)
SMOF6748 - SEMI-AUTO CLONE OF RUSSIAN 7.62X39MM RPK SQUAD AUTOMATIC WEAPON (ROMANIAN M72B1 TYPE) WITH EXTRAS!
Serial number B-18768 on a NoDakSpud stamped receiver (NDS-5), sold by D.C. Industries, St. Paul, MN made with a Zastava made Roumanian M72A1 parts kit which seems to be all matching (except for those parts replaced by U.S. made parts for “922 compliance.”) EXTRAS INCLUDED with this rifle are: a 75 round drum magazine, plus FIVE 30 round standard AK mags with carrying pouch and cleaning gear, plus Russsian made 8x42 scope and mount, plus bipod, plus sling.
The RPK differs from a standard AK-47 in that it was intended to provide sustained automatic fire as a squad automatic weapon, but remaining as close as possible to the AK in terms of function, shared parts and shared magazines. The main difference is the longer (23 inch instead of 16”) much heavier barrel, with the Romanian versions having cooling fins in the gas port area, a thicker handguard to provide more protection for the hands from barrel heat, and a folding metal bipod to support the muzzle for better accuracy. Some of the RPKs use a club foot style butt to facilitate use of the left hand to support the butt when firing with the bipod. The RPK mainly used the 75 round drum magazine, or special 40 round stick magazines, but can also be fed from standard 30 round AK magazines. Although the Romanians did not use scope on their RPKs, some of the Russian guns did, and this has the standard Commie scope mount on the left side of the receiver, and there is a nice Russian 8x42 scope installed. We think it is a POSP model with 1,000 yard/meter reticule, but frankly don’t know much about this commie assault rifle stuff, so we only guarantee that the scope in the photos is the one that comes with the gun. NoDak Spud receivers are considered to be one of the best AK receivers available, and the former owner reported that this was a good shooter.
For a collector looking for a semi-auto version of the heavy barrel RPK rifles used in Iraq and Afghanistan, this is an excellent choice, especially with all the extra goodies. Gently used with about 90-95% finish remaining. $1295.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6618 - REMINGTON MODEL 740 ADL GAS OPERATED .30-06 SEMI-AUTO RIFLE SERIAL NUMBER 155150
This is an exceptionally nice example of the scarce Model 740 ADL which comprised about 25% of the Model 740 production with the vast majority being the 740A standard grade. The ADL included a high comb stock, checkered wrist and forend, grip cap and factory sling swivels. The Model 740 replaced the old Model 8 and 81 designed by John M. Browning, and in less than two years more model 740s were sold than the entire production run of the Model 8 and 81 from 1906 to 1950. Originally introduced in 1955 only in .30-06 the .308 caliber was added in 1956 and .244 Remington was added in 1957. Production of Model 740s ended on December 31, 1959 with a total of 252,275, so all are qualified as Curios and Relics under ATFE rules. The Model 742 was the replacement for the Model 740.
Overall excellent plus condition with about 98-99% original finish, showing just a tiny bit of wear on the buttplate, muzzle and a few other high points. This comes with a period Bausch & Lomb scope in the unique mounts used peculiar to the B&L scopes, but using the factory drilled and tapped holes. The rear sight has been removed, but would be easy to replace. The walnut stock is excellent with most of the factory finish, the only significant flaw being a scratch on the left side near the buttplate. Excellent bore and mechanics. Made from 1955-1959 but since we did not note the barrel date code we cannot pin down the exact date.
The best source of information on the Model 740 as well as the later 742 and 7400 respectively is a Remington Society of American article available at: http://www.remingtonsociety.org/remington- model-740-model-742-and-model-7400-autoloading-rifles/
An exceptional example of one of the classic mid-20th century sporting arms by Remington. $435.00 (View Picture)
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)
**HOLD** 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)
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)
**SOLD** 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** 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 http://iaaforum.org/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=13210
This comes with the original 14” long tubular stainless steel Harpoon weighing 16 ounces having a hollow shaft which slides down over the barrel of the gun. It has two pivoting barbs to help in retrieving the target. A brass collar at the rear provides the attaching point for the approximately 1/8” diameter braided nylon line. The “line holding frame” is about 15” wide and has the original line still wrapped (with a couple pieces of nearly invisible fishing line securing it for display). The horns for wrapping the line are about 6” long. The end of the line holding frame slips into a hole at the front of the stock. There is a metal lined cross slot on the forend that lines up with a notch in the spreader bar, presumably for some sort of pin to latch the spreader bar in place, but it is missing.
Overall excellent plus, with about 98-99% original factory polished blue finish on metal parts. Brass parts with some mellow age tarnish. The varnished walnut stocks have a few tiny handling and storage blemishes, but no signs of use. Line frame and the harpoon are new, unused. Remember, this is for harpoon gun use only, and it is unsafe to attempt to fire a conventional .38 caliber cartridge in it.
People collect all sorts of firearms for different reasons. (John likes line throwing guns and got this before deciding that harpoon guns were outside his defined specialty.) This would be a great addition to a harpoon gun collection, or for someone who finds the field of “Navy Arms” brand guns to be their chosen specialty. This will have to go to a dealer FFl as it is not on the C&R list, or eligible under the “50 year rule” $995.00 (View Picture)
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 http://gyrojet.net
Price for this rare piece of firearms technology history is only $1595.00 (View Picture)
**SOLD** 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)
SMOF6912 - 20008 - WW1 WINCHESTER 1897 TRENCH GUN RESTORATION PROJECT
Serial number 669812 right in the range of WW1 military serial numbers with original US and ordnance bomb stamped on the right side of the receiver. This is a great gun with about 70-75% original bright blue finish on the receiver, showing just normal wear patterns. Excellent mechanics. However, like so many of the short barrel military trench or riot guns it was later altered for sporting use. In this case, they removed the butt swivel (which was only used on the trench gun version of the Model 1897) shortened the butt and installed a recoil pad. The barrel was replaced with a Winchester made 26 inch barrel with modified choke, and of course Bubba threw away the useless handguard and bayonet lug. The receiver condition is one of the best I have seen on a WW1 trench gun and this is definitely worth the effort to restore it. This comes straight from John’s collection, but I have not found time to mess with most of the many projects I have accumulated, so it is time to pass them along to other collectors who will get the job done. $1150.00 (View Picture)
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)
SMOF6601 - HIGH STANDARD MODEL C-102 SEMI-AUTO 12 GA SHOTGUN- 18 1/4" BARREL
Serial number NONE (pre-1968 serial number not required) Serial numbers began appearing on the High Standard shotguns during mid to late 1967, although two letter date codes were used on the barrels as early as 1958 Beginning about 1958.
High Standard made shotguns under their own name starting around 1960, although they had been making guns sold under "house brand" names for other retailers since the late 1940s.
They used a long list of model numbers for their guns, and they are hard to sort out, but we believe that this is part of the Supermatic C-100 family of semi auto shotguns introduced circa 1966. It is 12 gauge with 2 3/4" chamber. Reportedly these are good solid guns, although not as well known or appreciated as those from Brand "W" or Brand "R".
Overall excellent condition with about 95%-97% original blue and the varnished walnut stocks having only a couple of minor dings, and some flaking of the finish on the forend grip. This was probably a longer barrel which was cut to its present length, a real bargain for someone at only $350.00 (View Picture)