October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/22/2019
(ca 1915 by W. & C. Scott, Finished by Hoffman around 1930) 34" demi-bloc barrel is engraved "HOFFMAN ARMS CO. ARDMORE OKLA" on raised matted ventilated rib with cloverleaf extension. Barrel flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for 2 - 3/4" chamber. Action with right sidelock features pivoting third fastener and bushed striker. Action is very nicely filed and engraved with near full coverage exceptionally well cut large open shaded acanthus scroll within line and acanthus borders surrounding small vignettes of gold inlaid game birds; a pair of pheasant on left side of action, a flying duck on bottom. Sidelock has full relief gold perched hen pheasant toward front and flying cock pheasant at rear. "HOFFMAN ARMS CO ARDMORE OKLA" follows beads on left side of action. Blued trigger guard with more fine scroll is gold inlaid "J A W" on bow. It is known that Rudolph Kornbrath did essentially all the engraving for Hoffman, and this interesting gun shows some of its work at its best. Newly made stocks of nicely streaked and lightly figured European walnut feature fancy fleur-de-lis checkering reminiscent of "B" carving on Winchester Model 21's. Buttstock measures 14 - 1/2" over white line trap pad, and has original scroll engraved grip cap and a gold oval on toe line engraved "KRW". Matching long ejector forend has forward pivoting lever release. CONDITION: Very fine, as refurbished. Barrel retains nearly all of what appears to be a good quality re-blue. Action has a considerable amount of original case hardening color, never really very strong. Newly made stocks retain essentially all of their hand rubbed oil finish, with a few very minor marks. Bore is excellent. Mechanically excellent. A great American classic. MGM37.
Barrel Length
Barrel Wall Thickness
2 - 3/4"
.036 (Full)
Drop at Comb
1 - 1/2"
Drop at Heel
1 - 1/2"
FFL Status
Curio & Relic
12 Bore
Internal Bore Diameter
Length of Pull
14 - 1/2"
Hoffman Arms
Single Barrel Trap
Serial Number
8 lbs 10 oz.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $4,800.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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