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  LOT 96
Fine Factory Engraved Stevens “Ideal” Model 51 Schuetzen Rifle - Serial no. 4527, 32-40 cal., 32 part octagon bbl., blue/casehardened finish, highly figured checkered walnut stock. The Stevens Model 51 was manufactured c. 1896-1916 and is essentially a deluxe version of the “Walnut Hill” No. 50. The rifle is fitted with a windage front sight and a Vernier tang peep sight. The barrel and receiver have been non-factory drilled and tapped for sight/scope mounting. The barrel has the two-line
Chicopee Falls address/patent date legend on the top flat and is marked “1” under the forearm and “32.40” on the upper left flat. The forearm and
barrel are numbered to the gun. The factory deep relief scroll engraved receiver is fitted with double set triggers and a ball and spur lever. A palm rest is included. The checkered forearm and
straight grip stock are nicely figured walnut. The buttstock has a right handed cheekpiece and heavy Swiss buttplate. CONDITION: Fine. The barrel retains 40% original blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina and limited pitting. 50% muted original case colors remain on the receiver. The engraving is crisp. The wood is also fine with a repaired chip at the palm rest mounting bracket, minor handling marks and some blemishes in the overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 3,750 - 5,500
LOT 97
Desirable Factory Engraved Stevens-Pope Model 52 Schuetzen Junior
Target Rifle - Serial no. 1357, 32 cal., 30 inch part octagon bbl., blue finish, highly figured checkered
walnut stock. Manufactured from 1897 to 1916. The barrel is fitted with a globe front sight and two scope mounting blocks with the first block slightly obscuring the two-line legend: “STEVENS-POPE” over the
J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co. address. The bottom barrel flat is stamped “20/141” and “P/714.” The face of the fame is stamped “EX” and “52.” The receiver has a fine factory scroll engraving, double set triggers and lever with full loop. The rifle is also fitted with a Vernier tang sight and a folding palm rest mounted to the two screw forearm. The forearm is numbered to the gun
(“357”). The checkered forearm and large Schuetzen buttstock are highly figured walnut. The buttstock is fitted with a heavy Schuetzen style buttplate and has a right handed cheekpiece. CONDITION: Fine. The barrel retains 30% blue finish with a smooth brown patina on the balance. The remaining metal surfaces retain most of the dull period refinished blue finish. The
engraving is crisp. The attractive figure wood is also fine with minor dings and scratches, most of the original varnish remaining and crisp checkering overall. Mechanically excellent.
LOT 98
Factory Engraved Serial Number 10 Frank Wesson Two-Trigger Tip-Up Deluxe Sporting Rifle - Serial no. 10, 32 cal., 26 inch round bbl., blue/nickel finish, walnut stock. This rifle was manufactured between 1872 and 1888. It has “10” marked on most of the components including the buttstock under the buttplate, a globe front sight, adjustable notch rear sight, tang mounted peep sight, scroll and floral engraving on the main components
aside from the barrel which is marked “FRANK WESSON WORCESTER MASS./PAT’D OCT 25 1859 & NOV 11 1862,” the toggle link on the left side of the
barrel, manual ejector on the right side, adjustable striker on the hammer for use with either rimfire or centerfire ammunition and corresponding dual firing pins in the frame, “PAT. APR. 9. 1872.” on the left side of the hammer, and a deluxe semi-pistol grip stock with checkered wrist and what appears to be “A/OI/8/T” stamped at the toe.
CONDITION: Fine. The barrel retains 20% of the original blue finish blended with smooth brown patina, and 75% of the nickel plating remains on the other components. The flaked areas have dark brown patina. The stock is good as repaired with mostly crisp checkering (some smoothing at the front), a splice at the bottom of the wrist, and scattered minor scratches
   on the left side near the breech, the two-line J. Stevens Arms Co. address on the right, matching serial numbers on the
barrel and lower tang, an adjustable peep sight on the upper tang, adjustable double set triggers, checkered Schnabel forearm with lead weight added inside, a
checkered pistol grip stock with nice figure, a high comb, round cheek rest, and Swiss style buttplate. CONDITION: Very good with crisp engraving, 95% plus of the refinished blue, smooth gray-brown patina on the balance, minor oxidation, and light wear. The reoiled wood is very good and has
mostly smoothed checkering and thin cracks on the forearm, some spots of wear and residue in the checkering on the buttstock, very attractive figure, a few dings and scratches, and mild overall wear. Mechanically fine.
and dings. Mechanically fine. Estimate: 1,200 - 1,800
 LOT 99
Factory Engraved Stevens Ideal “Walnut Hill” No. 49 Single Shot Target Rifle - Serial no. 5695, 22 LR cal., 26 inch part octagon bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut stock. The No. 49 “Walnut Hill” rifles were manufactured between around 1896 to the 1930s. This rifle was built on a No. 44 1/2 action marked “49 0” on the front face with elaborate engraving consisting of panels of scroll patterns and border designs. It has a globe front sight, “22-L.R”
Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500
  Estimate: 3,000 - 4,500

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