December 2017 Premier Auction

Auction Details

This three day, 2,200 lot sale features items in numerous collecting categories including Native Americana, Firearms, Cowboy, Mining, Railroad & Express, Numismatics & Tokens, Postal History, Gaming, Bottles, and Military.

Highlights include:

*A big batch of Western trade tokens including a large Nevada collection.

*Coins, currency, and checks in our Numismatics section including a Ukiah bank note and a $20 gold piece.

*A Railroad section that includes a large number of Eastern Railroad Passes, including a Jay Gould autograph piece.

*Wells Fargo & Co. and American Express collectibles, including company archives.

*Mining stock certificates, photographs, books, and other ephemera.

*A large Postal History section featuring many hundreds of postcards, many real photo, as well as stamps and other philatelic ephemera.

*Gaming collectibles including an assortment of Nevada casino ashtrays

*A group of Antique Bottles including whiskey, bitters, medicines, and soda.

*A very large General Americana section featuring: a collection of presidential autographed letters, photographs & other ephemera; a large World's Fair & Expositions section full of stereoviews from the Prag Collection; jewelry; Western art; a huge Yosemite & Big Trees section; a big collection of San Francisco documents and early stereoviews; and U.S. documents, trade cards, business cards, and other ephemera.

*Our best Firearms selection to date with an 1869 Sharps Rifle, a rare Flintlock pistol, and rare antique ammunition. Our Firearms & Weaponry section also has Japanese katanas and Chinese swords.

*Military collectibles including a large Civil War section full of Confederate bonds, letters, photographs and more.

*Another world-class offering of Northwest and Southwest Native Americana featuring Nome Gold Rush ivory art and tools, baskets, kachinas, pottery, points, and much more!

*Our Cowboy section has postcards (including a Buffalo Bill collection), photographs, chaps, saddles, and saddle bags.

*A small selection of African and Western taxidermy for your office/den wall.

Full Auction Schedule

Day One, December 1st, 2017 (Lots 1000-1735)

Tokens (Geographic Sort) (1000-1118)

Numismatics (Lots 1119-1152)
Coins (1119-1128)
Checks (1129-1138)
Currency (1139-1146)
Medals & So-Called Dollars (1147-1152)

Railroadiana (Lots 1153-1292)
Passes (1153-1219)
Books (1220-1231)
Stocks & Other Ephemera (Geographic Sort) (1232-1292)

Wells Fargo & Other Express (Lots 1293-1322)
Wells Fargo (1293-1308)
American Express (1309-1313)
Other Express (1314-1322)

Mining (Lots 1323-1545)
Hard Goods: Candlesticks, Signs, Etc. (1323-1331)
Books (1332-1338)
Stocks & Other Ephemera (Geographic Sort) (1339-1545)

Postal History & Philatelic (Geographic Sort) (Lots 1546-1714)

Gaming (Lots 1715-1735)


Day Two, December 2nd, 2017 (Lots 2000-2750)

Bottles (Lots 2000-2043)

General Americana (Lots 2044-2700)
Jewelry (2044-2059)
Art (2060-2098)
Worlds Fairs & Expositions (2099-2130)
Political (2131-2152)
Geographic Sort (2153-2588)
Misc. Categories incl. Maps & Atlases, Black Americana, Fire, Ephemera (2589-2700)

Foreign Collectibles (Lots 2701-2750)

Day Three, December 3rd, 2017 (Lots 3000-3734)

Firearms & Weaponry (Lots 3000-3167)
Ephemera (3000-3007)
Ammunition (3008-3058)
Pistols & Revolvers (3059-3084)
Rifles & Shotguns (3085-3095)
Scabbards & Misc. (3096-3111)
Swords & Katanas (3112-3167)

Military & War Collectibles (Lots 3168-3231)
Revolutionary War & Civil War (3168-3219)
Spanish American War (3220-3223)
World Wars & Misc. (3224-3231)

Native Americana (Lots 3232-3593)
Alaska incl. Ivory (3232-3307)
Art (3308-3320)
Baskets (3321-3331)
Beadwork (3332-3347)
Rugs & Weavings (3348-3353)
Jewelry (3354-3359)
Kachinas (3360-3385)
Points & Stone Artifacts incl. a Large Georgia Collection (3386-3409)
Pottery (3410-3588)
Ephemera (3589-3593)

Cowboy (Lots 3594-3724)
Ephemera (3594-3626)
Chaps (3627-3666)
Saddle Bags (3667-3685)
Saddles (3686-3718)
Spurs & Misc. (3719-3724)


Taxidermy (Lots 3725-3734)





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.38 Short Rim-Fire by Winchester3049 - .38 Short Rim-Fire by Winchester
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is an original green label two piece picture box made by Winchester and labeled .38 short rim-fire rifle cartridges. This looks to be an original
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Estimates : 250.00 - 325.00
Sold to y**********i for (50.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 57.50
 
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.41 Short Rim-fire Winchester Cartridges3050 - .41 Short Rim-fire Winchester Cartridges
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This a green label two piece picture box from the 1870's and dated as such Oct. 31st., 1871 "Stetson's Patent". This is an early a...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold to y**********i for (100.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 115.00
 
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Winchester .41 Long rifle Cartridges3051 - Winchester .41 Long rifle Cartridges
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This is a green label unopened two piece picture box from the early 1870's of the Winchester .41 Long rim-fire cartridge. This box of .41 long ...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold to y**********j for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Winchester .44 cal. flat rim-fire Cartridges3052 - Winchester .44 cal. flat rim-fire Cartridges
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This extremely rare and desirable green label picture box of Winchester .44 flat Henry rounds is an extremely rare find. This two piece box is labeled
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Start Price : 1,800.00 | Estimates : 3,600.00 - 4,200.00
 
 
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Winchester .45 cal. Gatling Gun Blanks3053 - Winchester .45 cal. Gatling Gun Blanks
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This is an early box of Winchester Repeating Arms Co. black powder .45-70 cal. blanks for the model 1874 .45-70 Gatling gun. These beautiful brown box
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Winchester .45-60 rifle Cartridges3054 - Winchester .45-60 rifle Cartridges
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This is a beautiful green label picture box from the 1870's-1880's of the Winchester model '76 .45-60 cartridges. Original box of 20 ro...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to y**********i for (60.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 69.00
 
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Winchester 9 mm long shot Cartridges3055 - Winchester 9 mm long shot Cartridges
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These are Winchester 9 mm rim-fire shot shells. One of the smallest shotgun shell calibers ever invented. These were produced in the late teens and 19
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Winchester Model 1873 .44 WCF (.44-40) rounds3056 - Winchester Model 1873 .44 WCF (.44-40) rounds
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This is an extremely rare two piece box of second year production Winchester Repeating Arms Co. .44 WCF (.44-40) black powder cartridges. This beautif
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Start Price : 750.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Winchester picture box of .45 Colt3057 - Winchester picture box of .45 Colt
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A beautiful two piece box of .45 colt smokeless cartridges and a picture of a model 1917 double action revolver. In .45 Colt caliber. Rare and early b
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Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Winchester Repeating Arms .56-50 Caliber for Spencer3058 - Winchester Repeating Arms .56-50 Caliber for Spencer
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This is an original green label two piece picture box of the Spencer .56-50 for the Spencer repeating arm. This box is from the 1880's and is he...
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 800.00
 
 
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American Bulldog .38 Saturday Night Special3059 - American Bulldog .38 Saturday Night Special
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American Bulldog 5 shot .38 caliber pistol. (Saturday Night Special) Double action/ single action 5 shot revolver. 2" Barrel. Beautiful hard ru...
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Estimates : 160.00 - 265.00
Sold to b******5 for (100.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 125.00
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN3060 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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Colt .45 caliber Frontier Double Action Model3062 - Colt .45 caliber Frontier Double Action Model
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This wonderful piece is the Frontier model 1878 large frame, double-action, .45 Colt with birds-head grip. This 5 1/2 in. .45 was made in 1886 and ret
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Start Price : 1,750.00 | Estimates : 3,500.00 - 5,500.00
 
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN3063 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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LOT WITHDRAWN3066 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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Colt Thunderer .41 cal. Revolver3067 - Colt Thunderer .41 cal. Revolver
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This beautiful Colt revolver is chambered for .41 cal. and is the bird's head grip model 1877 Thunderer. There were three models of this gun in ...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,250.00
Sold to R*****8 for (1,013.00 + 253.25) x 1 = 1,266.25
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN3068 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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French Traveler's Pistol3069 - French Traveler's Pistol
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This is an exotic double barrel French traveler's pistol. Both barrels are exquisitely gold inlayed at .52 cal. with percussion ignition c. 1830...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to b********g.. for (1,100.00 + 165.00) x 1 = 1,265.00
 
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Rare Flintlock Pistol3070 - Rare Flintlock Pistol
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A VERY RARE FINE QUALITY IMPERIAL RUSSIAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1740: This “Tula” type French Inspired design has silver and gold decorations
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 7,500.00
Sold to j******0 for (1,200.00 + 264.00) x 1 = 1,464.00
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN3071 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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LOT WITHDRAWN3072 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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LOT WITHDRAWN3074 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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Smith and Wesson 1 1/2 .32 cal. Revolver3075 - Smith and Wesson 1 1/2 .32 cal. Revolver
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This is nice example of the Model 1 1/2 Revolver with standard blued finish and rosewood grips. Once produced by Smith and Wesson from 1868-1875; thi
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Start Price : 350.00 | Estimates : 700.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN3076 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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Lot withdrawn. Do Not Bid. Date: Location: HWAC # 45732
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U.S. Army Percussion Pistol Model 18423078 - U.S. Army Percussion Pistol Model 1842
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This is a Model 1842 Army pistol made at the Palmetto Armory in Columbia, South Carolina. This piece is dated 1849 on the tang. The gun has an 8 1/2 i
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Unmarked Lefaucheux 6 shot .32 cal. Pistol3079 - Unmarked Lefaucheux 6 shot .32 cal. Pistol
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This pocket pistol is a 6 shot .32 cal. pin-fire revolver with a 3 1/4 in. barrel. It is believed to be a Lefaucheux Belgian/French made revolver dati
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (225.00 + 56.25) x 1 = 281.25
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN3080 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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Remington Model Double Derringer3083 - Remington Model Double Derringer
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This is a Remington model #95 double derringer chambered for .41 cal. rim-fire short black powder. The barrel is marked "REMINGTON ARMS-U.M.C. ...
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Estimates : 750.00 - 1,250.00
Sold to 8********l.. for (425.00 + 106.25) x 1 = 531.25
 
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Remington-Smoot #3 Birds-Head .38 cal.rim-fire Revolver3084 - Remington-Smoot #3 Birds-Head .38 cal.rim-fire Revolver
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This spectacular revolver is a rare Remington-Smoot five-shot .38 cal. #3 revolver. C. 1870's. It is 100% original nickel and doubtful that it h...
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Remington Cape Gun3085 - Remington Cape Gun
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This is an absolutely beautiful and rare double barrel cape gun with a set of 30 in. barrels. One is a 28-32 gauge shotgun and the rifle barrel is .36
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold to b********g.. for (2,304.35 + 345.65) x 1 = 2,650.00
 
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1869 Sharps Long Range Rifle3086 - 1869 Sharps Long Range Rifle
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A J.P.LOWER marked Sharps 45-110 Caliber black powder cartridge classic sharps rifle. A military/civilian 3 barrel band long range Sharps rifle that w
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Start Price : 2,000.00 | Estimates : 4,000.00 - 7,500.00
 
 
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Christoph Suhl Combination rifle/gun3087 - Christoph Suhl Combination rifle/gun
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This Christoph Funk rifle combination shotgun is chambered for 2X16/65 and 9.3 mm X 72R. The serial number is 1679X estimated date of manufacture is
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Start Price : 900.00 | Estimates : 1,800.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Henry Display Gun3088 - Henry Display Gun
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This vintage mule saddle pack with desirable rear slanted "ex-brace" is very old from the 1870's to 1880's is set up as a rifle ra...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold to 9***9 for (200.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Mauser model Argentina 1891 made in Berlin3089 - Mauser model Argentina 1891 made in Berlin
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This Mauser 7.65 X 53 cal. Mauser model 1891 is of early production by Deutsches Waffen und Muniton (DWM) for the Argentina contract. A beautiful blu
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Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold to r*********y for (250.00 + 62.50) x 1 = 312.50
 
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Western Field model 31 patent applied for .22 cal. Rifle3090 - Western Field model 31 patent applied for .22 cal. Rifle
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This is a well made Western Field .22 cal. tube fed Antique bolt action rifle. The Western Fields were trade-name guns that were usually produced by M
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to R********9 for (70.00 + 17.50) x 1 = 87.50
 
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Winchester Model 71 chambered in .348 cal.3091 - Winchester Model 71 chambered in .348 cal.
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This remarkable Winchester model 71 is a standard first year production S/N 68X. The model 71 in .348 cal. was made between 1936 and 1958 with some pr
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to c********i for (1,250.00 + 312.50) x 1 = 1,562.50
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN3092 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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Browning Auto-5 12 ga. Shotgun vin. 19033093 - Browning Auto-5 12 ga. Shotgun vin. 1903
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This is your chance to own a piece of American history. This Browning A-5 shotgun was one of the first automatic shotguns working on the Browning iner
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to H*********9 for (350.00 + 87.50) x 1 = 437.50
 
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Harrington & Richards deluxe topper model M48 .410 cal. Shotgun3094 - Harrington & Richards deluxe topper model M48 .410 cal. Shotgun
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This H & R deluxe topper .410 shotgun has a 28 in. tapered choked barrel. It is a .410 break-action barrel shotgun. The receiver is nickel plate...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to E*****9 for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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L.C. Smith 20 gauge Shotgun SXS3095 - L.C. Smith 20 gauge Shotgun SXS
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This is a wonderful and rare 20 ga. L.C. Smith field grade shotgun. It was built in 1924 according to factory records. It is a fine specimen of the L.
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 900.00
 
 
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LOT WITHDRAWN3096 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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LOT WITHDRAWN3097 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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LOT WITHDRAWN3098 - LOT WITHDRAWN
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