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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)
SMOF6393 - COLT MODEL DELTA ELETE IN 10 MM SERIAL NUMBER DE29180
Colt was the first major manufacturer to chamber a handgun in 10mm. The Delta Elite is based on Colts classic model 1911. In order to accommodate the potent 10mm cartridge, Colt strengthened the 1911 design in critical high stress areas and added a double recoil spring. Other Delta Elite improvements included a lowered the ejection port, beveled the magazine well, a ribbed slide, with angled slide serrations, relieved trigger guard, extended beaver tail, 3-dot sights, black neoprene grips and polished feed ramp. This pistol is in excellent condition and has an excellent bore. The Delta Elite was only manufactured from 1989 to 1996 and excellent examples are becoming hard to find. $995.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6392 - COLT DIAMONDBACK .38 SPECIAL REVOLVER, MAT BLUE WITH 2.5 INCH BARREL. SERIAL NUMBER D9815 MADE IN 1967.
Colt introduced the double-action Diamondback as a deluxe model. It has a wide serrated target hammer, ventilated rib, fully adjustable target quality sights, and full-length barrel underlug. It is a 6-shot revolver with a swing-out cylinder and was available in blue or nickel finishes. Visually, the Diamondback resembles a scaled-down version of the Python.
This revolver has the more desirable 2.5 inch barrel. The mat finish would rate about 95% with some slight holster wear mostly at the end of the barrel. It has oversize target style Pachmyer grips. $1200.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6279 - MAB MODEL GZ IN 25 SERIAL NUMBER 29069
References indicate that the Model GZ (Modèle GZ), was originally made in France but beginning in 1962, the license was sold to Echasa (Echave y Arizmendi) in Eibar, Spain. The Model GZ is nearly identical to the Model G with the external hammer, but has distinctly different slide serrations. The primary distinction between the G and GZ pistols is that the frame on the G was made of steel, whereas the frame on the GZ was made of alloy.
This pistol is in very good condition with some slight wear and it has the letter "M" engraved on the right hand side of the slide. $175.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6275 - ORTGIES PISTOL CAL 7.65 (.32) SERIAL NUMBER 204458, MANUFACTURED CIRCA 1920S
Heinrich Ortgies was a German who lived in Liege for many years. During his residence in Belgium, Ortgies designed an automatic pistol incorporating certain design details which he patented in about 1916. After WWI, Ortgies returned to Germany and set up business in Erfurt manufacturing the Ortgies pistol. Ortgies manufactured upwards of 10,000 pistols and they proved to be such a great success that Deutsche Werke of Erfurt made him an attractive offer to buy his business which he accepted. In 1921 Deutsche Werke took over the Ortgies patents, tools and stock, and began making Ortgies pistols. Original Orgies made pistols are marked on the slide 'Ortgies & Co Erfurt Ortgies Patent', the grips came with a bronze medallion with the intertwined initials 'HO', these grip medallions were retained by Deutsche Werke for some years, and they also retained the wording 'Ortgies Patent'. Later production dropped both these features.
At first under Deutsche Werke, only 7.65mm pistols were manufactured but Ortgies had also prepared designs for pistols chambered in 6.35mm and 9mm Short. 7.65mm pistols were manufactured from 1920 to 1928, 9mm Short pistols were manufactured from 1922 to 1926, and 6.35mm pistols were manufactured from 1921 to 1928.
This pistol was manufactured in the 1920s, it is in excellent condition although it may have been re-Blued. The grips have been “upgraded” with grips of an unknown material, possibly bone, or horn, or maybe even synthetic, but they look far better than the originals which the previous owner no longer had. The bore is shiny with strong lands and grooves and the pistol comes with one correct Orgies magazine. $225.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6284 - ORTGIES PISTOL CAL 6.35 (.32) SERIAL NUMBER 48915, MANUFACTURED CIRCA 1920S
Heinrich Ortgies was a German who lived in Liege for many years. During his residence in Belgium, Ortgies designed an automatic pistol incorporating certain design details which he patented in about 1916. After WWI, Ortgies returned to Germany and set up business in Erfurt manufacturing the Ortgies pistol. Ortgies manufactured upwards of 10,000 pistols and they proved to be such a great success that Deutsche Werke of Erfurt made him an attractive offer to buy his business which he accepted. In 1921 Deutsche Werke took over the Ortgies patents, tools and stock, and began making Ortgies pistols. Original Orgies made pistols are marked on the slide 'Ortgies & Co Erfurt Ortgies Patent', the grips came with a bronze medallion with the intertwined initials 'HO', these grip medallions were retained by Deutsche Werke for some years, and they also retained the wording 'Ortgies Patent'. Later production dropped both these features. At first under Deutsche Werke, only 7.65mm pistols were manufactured but Ortgies had also prepared designs for pistols chambered in 6.35mm and 9mm Short. 7.65mm pistols were manufactured from 1920 to 1928, 9mm Short pistols were manufactured from 1922 to 1926, and 6.35mm pistols were manufactured from 1921 to 1928. This pistol was manufactured in the 1920s, it is in excellent condition although it has been polished and chrome or nickel plated. The grips have been “upgraded” with grips of an unknown white material, possibly bone, or horn, mother of pearl, or maybe even synthetic, but they look better than the originals which the previous owner no longer had. The bore is shiny with strong lands and grooves and the pistol comes with one correct Orgies magazine. $175.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6286 - ITALIAN GALESI .25 ACP (6.35MM) PISTOL - MODEL 505-B(?)
- Serial number 395787. These pistols are manufactured by the Industria Armi Galesi, located in Brescia, Italy, which is home to many famous Italian gunmakers. The firm was founded in 1910 by Nicola Galesi, who began 6.35mm pistol production in 1914, basically a copy of John M. Browning’s .25 Auto design, which was copied by dozens of makers around the world. In 1923 Galesi added their Model 1923, basically a copy of Browning’s Model 1910 design, in either 6.35mm or 7.65mm. In 1930 this was replaced by the Model 1930 which cosmetically resembled the Walther pistols.
From about 1936 to 1950, Galesi made their Model 6 in 6.35mm, 7.65mm, and during WW2 it was adopted for military use in 9mm kurz (.380) caliber. They also offered the Model 9, derived from their Model 1930, offered in .22LR and 6.35mm circa 1936-1950.
Around 1950, the Browning based Model 6 was given cosmetic upgrades and offered as the Model 50, or the 500 series, with numerous model numbers reflecting caliber, finish and grip types. .
As best we can figure out, this pistol is officially the Model 505-B, reflecting the factory engraving and nickel finish. The engraving is actual hand cut engraving, not rolled or stamped, and pretty good quality, with a tasteful scrollwork design for full coverage. The finish is nickel, and that shows some minor flaking. It originally had white plastic grips with two horizontal finger grooves and a Galesi medallion, which are frankly ugly. It now has been “upgraded” with white grips of unknown material, possibly bone, or mother of pearl, horn, or maybe even synthetic, but they look better than the originals which the previous owner no longer had.
Push the slide to the rear until the safety cut in the lower edge aligns with the pivot point of the safety lever. Trun the safety lever all the way to the rear, this will release the takedown latch.
With the slide about 1/8" back of it's normal closed position, lift up at the rear to clear the top of the barrel. Push the slide forward and remove it and the recoil spring.
The firing pin, spring, and spring guide will fall out of the slide somewhere during this process, pick them up from the floor and the pistol is field stripped.
Italian pistol proofmarks include a date code in either Roman numerals or an alphabet code. The XX code indicates this one was made in 1964. Importation of these was banned after 1968 due to the silly “points” criteria imposed by ATF at the time.
Until the, the Galesi pistols were widely advertised and apparently fairly well liked in this country with a reputation for reasonably good quality and reliability, although all of the little .25 autos are picky about ammo and magazines, so this is recommended as a collector item, not something to defend your life in an emergency. Since it was made in 1964, this qualifies as a Curio & Relic firearm. $175.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6321 - (LL) CUSTOM APC 1911A1 SHOOTER SERIAL NUMBER AP1636766 CALIBER 45 ACP
Colt’s Patented Firearm company entered into an arrangement with the firearms designer John M. Browning in the late 1800's for the design of automatic pistols. Between 1900 and 1910 Browning designed and Colt manufactured the Model 1900, 1901, 1903 Pocket, the 1903 hammerless, and 1905 and the 1908 pistols. Mr. Browning and Colt began to develop an automatic pistol for the U.S. Army, to replace the Colt double action revolvers then the Army’s standard side arm. The result was the Colt Model 1911 in 45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol), the most widely recognized and copied pistol in the world. The Model 1911 (and its product improved offspring the 1911A1) equipped the U.S. Army untill replaced by the Beretta M9 in the 1980's. Colt continued the manufacture of this pistol until a few years ago.
This pistol has a World War I Colt military slide on a commercially manufactured APC frame (lower assembly). The barrel is in excellent condition and the pistol comes with a custom extended slide stop, custom recoil buffer, custom flat Pachmayr mainspring housing and custom Pachmayr grips. This should make an excellent shooter at a bargain price. $550.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6293 - BELGIAN VELO-DOG HAMMERLESS FOLDING TRIGGER REVOLVER CIRCA 1890-1920 – 8MM OR .32 CALIBER CENTERFIRE
Serial number 504 with Belgian proof mark of crown over oval with ELG on the back of the cylinder. This style proof mark was adopted in 1894, so this is possibly an antique, but may have been made after 1898 so we need to handle this as a FFL item (C&R eligible). There is a (maker?) marking on the left side of the frame near the barrel that looks like a blacksmith at work, possibly the mythological figure Vulcan. Good bore, and good mechanics (although the trigger pull is about 20 pounds!). Ejection rod is intact and works fine as you pull it forward, swing it over and poke the empties out one at a time. Black hard rubber grips are excellent, and the squared off upper ends may be a clue to help ID the maker.
Velo-Dog revolvers were small pocket guns initially intended for bicycle riders to protect themselves from dogs, but the name has grown to cover a larger number of guns of this general style. These are important in the evolutionary history of concealed carry self defense guns. This one is chambered for a centerfire cartridge similar to the .32 Smith & Wesson blackpowder loads, but probably a European 8mm round, but we recommend against eventhinking about shooting any of these.
Overall condition is good, with about 60% original blue turning plum with some patina and bare spots. A nice addition to a collection of oddities, or as an example of the state of handgun development prior to WW1, and later these were pretty well replaced by the plethora of 6.35mm (.25 ACP) pocket pistols. $225.00 (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)
SMOF6025 - EXCELLENT COLT MODEL NEW SERVICE SERIAL NUMBER 347246 CALIBER 357 MAGNUM.
Colt was in innovation leader in revolvers starting with the Paterson in 1836. They introduced the first double action revolver in 1877 and the first swing out cylinder revolver in 1889. The New Service revolver was next step. It was their large frame was chambered in everything from 38 caliber to 476 caliber. Colt made about 356,000 New Service revolvers, half for the U.S. army in 45 ACP.
The 357 magnum cartridge was first introduced by Smith and Wesson in 1935 and quickly became "The Cartridge" for hand gunners. Colt finally responded by chambering a small number of New Service revolvers in this caliber.
This pistol was manufactured in 357 magnum and the Colt factory letter confirms this. The pistol is in about 97% condition. The wood grips have a few minor dings. The frame came from the factory with hole for a lanyard loop. This was filled in with plug.
Though 356,000 New Service revolvers were made very few were made in this caliber. This pistol is in excellent condition. $2900.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6103 - EARLY 4 DIGIG SERIAL NUMBER THOMPSON CENTER .45 CALIBER “PATRIOT” SINGLE SHOT PERCUSSION PISTOL
Serial number 4176 [right side of bbl by rear sight] These are very popular with shooters due to their accuracy, well shaped grip, excellent adjustable sights, and double set triggers. The blued barrel, color case hardened lockplate and brass trim makes these really nice looking guns as well. Shooters advise people to hold the gun in your hand when ramming the ball, not resting the butt on a bench which places a lot of stress on the stock and could lead to cracks or breaking.
K.W. Thompson and Warren Center formed the company bearing their names in 1965 and began making the popular “Contender” single shot pistol. In 1970 the expanded into making high quality, but affordable black powder muzzle loaders, but with designs that appeal to modern shooters rather than trying to imitate traditional designs (which seldom look right anyway). (You must print out and read the owners instruction manual from http://www.tcarms.com/assets/manuals/noncurrent/Patriot_Supplement.pdf prior to firing.) This is a previously owned gun, with minimal signs of use, and is a nice item for the folks who collect Thompson Center products, as well as for someone looking for a potential shooter. Excellent bore. These are classified as ANTIQUE and no FFL is needed. $425.00 (View Picture)
SMOF6089 - SSP-91 (SINGLE SHOT PISTOL MODEL 1991) IN 7MM- 08 REMINGTON, MAGNAPORTED WITH RED DOT SCOPE MADE FOR MAGNUM RESEARCH BY ORDNANCE TECHNOLOGY, INC
Serial number MR4608. This fits into a narrow niche of single shot handguns, many for traditional rifle calibers that appeal to some people as innovative, powerful and exciting. Others look at them and wonder why anyone would want one. If these sound interesting, read on, and send us a check! Many people recognize these as a product of Magnum Research Corporation which made them from 1991 through 1993, but this is actually one made by Ord Tech in the brief transition period after Magnum Research bought the design, and is marked with both companies names.
American Gunsmith, January, 1999 reveals the following history of the design: The single shot Pistol of 1986 (SSP-86) was designed by John Foote and produced by Ordnance Technology of Stetson, Maine. It featured a rotary breech based on artillery principles in use through World War I. The SSP-86 was primitive when compared to its improved successors, and it functioned best with rimmed pistol cartridges. One of the sub- contractors on the SSP-86 was AGS Machining Co. Inc. of West Groton, Mass, headed by Alfred R. Straitiff, which made gun parts for several firearm companies. Straitiff and his son Rich thought that the SSP-86 had merit, but needed a total redesign in cocking, extraction, safety, and barrel interchange and came up with 38 improvements to the original design. Al Straitiff created Competitor Corporation, Inc. in 1988, and began production of the Competitor. He didn't need permission from Ordnance Tech, since that firm since that firm didn't buy the design from John Foote, and since rotary-breech-cannon concepts are in the public domain. Straitiff and his son filed for a patent on their improvements to the SSP-86 on April 3, 1990, and patent #5,105,569 was issued on April 21, 1992. Ordinance Technology continued to produce the SSP-86 through 1990, and freely borrowed some improvements from Competitor to build their SSP-91. Magnum Research Inc. Of Minneapolis sold the SSP-91 from 1991 through 1993. In 1994, Magnum Research introduced the Lone Eagle, an updated SSP-91. These firearms have a separate cocking lever on the left side of the grip, are barreled actions only (not interchangeable barrels), and do not have a safety blocking the firing pin. Although very similar externally, the Competitor and the Lone Eagle do not share parts or even all functions. They are totally separate firearms that resemble each other due to their SSP-86 ancestry.
Other handguns in the single shot niche would include the Remington XP-100, the Thompson Center Contender, the Ruger Hawkeye, and I think that Colt, S&W and even H&R made some single shot target pistols similar to the Hawkeye.
This has a 1.5 to 4.5 power red electronic “Micro Dot” scope by Oakshore Electronic Sights, Inc. with Weaver bases and rings, contemporary with the pistol so it is a complete package for a collector. We are not sure what 7mm/08 loads might be suitable for this and will leave that for the purchaser to discuss with his gunsmith or lawyer. A rare treasure for someone with exquisite (or perhaps eccentric) taste, or exploring a unique collecting niche! Used excellent- and the price includes the scope. $495.00 (View Picture)
SMOF5560 - 19787 - RUGER BLACKHAWK IN .357 MAGNUM, OLD MODEL 3 SCREW, 6.5” BARREL -
Serial number 63425 made in 1965. A nice honest old used gun with just a bit of holster wear on the sides of the barrel and front of the cylinder, and sharp edges, so about 95% or more of the original finish remains. Excellent bore and mechanics. A very nice example of one of the early and desirable old model 3 screw Blackhawks in .357 Magnum caliber. $425.00 (View Picture)
SMOF5847 - - 22828 - GERMAN P-1 (P-38) 9MM SEMI AUTOMATIC PISTOL BY WALTHER
Serial number 019853, made by Walther. The classic WW2 era German P-38 pistol was such a good design that it was adopted after WW2 for use by West German military forces as the P-1 and also for their police forces. The only change was the use of aluminum for the frame instead of steel, which reduces the weight slightly. This “P-1” is in used excellent condition, made in October, 1973 with the usual Walther commercial marks and proofs. Right side of slide is marked “C.A.I. GEORGIA VT/ GERMANY” to comply with federal law. Excellent plus bore and mechanics, and it looks like it has been fired very little. About 95% of the finish remains, anodized on the aluminum frame and phosphate on the remaining parts, with mainly holster wear on the sharp edges of the frame, and a few minor handling marks anywhere. Slide is electric penciled 853 to match the frame number. A good representative example of the classic Walther designed P-38 pistol which proved to be a reliable sidearm for the Wehrmacht during WW2, and again with the West German forces with NATO, finally being phased out in 2004. The P-38/P1 is unusual in that it has a single action/double action trigger design, so that the pistol can be carried with the hammer down, but fired by pulling the trigger, instead of having to carry cocked and locked as with the M1911. This also allows the operator to take immediate action in case of a misfire to simply pull the trigger to try again before having to rack the slide to try a new cartridge. We sell all guns as collectors items only, not as shooters, but a competent gunsmith would almost certainly confirm that this is a great pistol. This comes with one original Walther magazine complete with the NATO stock numbers marked on it. Sorry, we can not accept credit card payment for this item. $425.00 (View Picture)
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
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)
SMOF6363 - HANDSOME PRE 64 WINCHESTER MODEL 70 SERIAL NUMBER 93964 CALIBER .270 WCF MANUFACTURED IN 1948 -
Production of the Model 70 began in 1936 as Winchester sought to replace the Model 54. While the safety on the Model 54 was considered superior at the time of introduction, it was difficult to manipulate with a telescopic sight mounted on the rifle. Winchester also received many complaints that the trigger and sear in the Model 54 was not capable of achieving superior accuracy.
The Pre 1964 Winchester Model 70 has been called “the rifleman’s rifle,” and for good reason. Not only is it well known for its superior accuracy and smooth action, it is considered by many to be a piece of fine art.
In 1964 Winchester began to implement cost saving procedures that resulted in many changes being made to the Model 70, most notable of these being the deletion of the Mauser style claw extractor on the bolt. The public reacted poorly to the new design of the Model 70, and Winchester has not been able to regain the reputation that the Pre 1964 Model 70s enjoy.
This rifle is a standard model produced in 1948 with a 24 inch barrel. Markings on the barrel state that this rifle is .270 WCF, which was changed in June of 1950 to instead read .270 WIN. The bore is bright with excellent rifling. The metal finish would rate about 95% +. The stock is in excellent shape, with only a minimal amount of wear. This is a superior example of an early post war Model 70 that would be an excellent addition to any collection of fine rifles. $1250.00 (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)
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)