October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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Full rnd bbl with British proof marks on left side of receiver . Case colored forearm cap, case colored receiver, dark nitre blue loading gate, case colored hammer and lever and a blued trigger. Comes equipped with German silver bladed insert (M21A) front sight and express rear sight. Stock is of a "XX" high figure American walnut with "H" style checkering on stock and forearm and with a metal buttplate. Plaque in left side of stock reads "TO HIS HIGHNESS / Maharajah Perlah Singh / C.S.I. / A token of gratitude and esteem / John Weir / New York, USA". Pistol grip stock comes with black ebony insert 50-95 is marked on carrier lifter. Dust cover is marked "WINCHESTER EXPRESS / 50 CAL 95 GRS". Lower tang marked with 1781 assembly line number. This number can be found on upper channel of stock and lower toe of buttplate. Marked with "XX" for grade of wood. CONDITION: Very Fine as partially restored finish on barrel.Bbl retains a mixture of blue and deep dark patina to 96-97% and was most likely refinished in the UK during the period. Forearm cap retains 50-60% mellowed out case color. Left side of receiver retains 95% colors subtle or subdued on sideplate yet very evident that they are there. Right side of receiver is 95-96% bright case colors with only wear around edges of receiver. Hammer retains 98% bright colors with no drag line. Lever is 93-96% colors only starting to tone out on bottom of lever. Stock on left side with few impressions and scratches and no wood missing or splits in upper or lower tang. Right side of stock with few impressions, few scratches and no missing slivers of wood. Checkering has minor small bruises on left and right side. Forearm with light scratches, one deep compression on bottom of forearm but no slivers of wood missing and no bruises in checkering. Brass carrier lifter is of a medium mustard color. All screws indicate that they have been in place for a long time and they have not been turned. This would make an excellent tiger gun, as it was shipped to India. Bright shiny bore wit sharp rifling.
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Minimum Bid: $10,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $13,200.00
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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