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LOT 3372
Special Order Stevens Ideal “Modern Range” No. 47 Single Shot Rifle - Serial no. 8293, 32-40 cal., 30 inch heavy part octagon bbl., blue/ casehardened finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in 1896-1916. Features the No. 44 1/2 action, a globe front sight, wind gauge Vernier peep sight, special order single set trigger, smooth Schnabel forearm and pistol grip stock with high comb, and Swiss buttplate. “323” is lightly hand marked on the face of the muzzle twice. CONDITION: Very fine with 85% plus original blue finish on the barrel, 75% faded
casehardened finish on the action, minimal light fading mainly at the muzzle, smooth brown and gray patina
on the buttplate, and minor overall wear. The wood is also very fine and has most of the original glossy finish
remaining, some light handling wear mainly on the forend, generally mild marks and scratches, and slight flakes at the edges of the butt. Mechanically excellent. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection. Estimate: 2,250 - 3,750
 windage front sight and a No. 100 mid-range Vernier tang peep sight. The barrel lacks provision for a rear sight seat. The receiver features rare factory
etched scrollwork with shading surrounding a circular game scene vignette on each side; a dog on point on the left side and a portrait of an elk on the right side. It
has double set triggers and full finger loop lever. The fancy figured walnut forearm and
perch belly pistol grip stock feature multi-point checkering. The buttstock has a right handed check piece and a
Swiss buttplate. A great example of a deluxe high-grade walnut stock that differentiates the Model 50 from the 49. CONDITION: Fine. The barrel retains 75% much faded, thinned original blue finish with numerous spots, a smooth brown patina on the balance. The receiver and hammer retain 50% original case colors, otherwise faded to a silver gray patina. The etching is crisp. The wood is also fine with minor dings and scratches and some scattered blemishes in the overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 2,750 - 4,250
    LOT 3371
Factory Etched Stevens Ideal “Walnut Hill” No. 50 Single
Shot Rifle on No. 44 Action - Serial no. 2959, 38-55 cal., 28 inch octagon bbl., blue/casehardened finish, checkered walnut schuetzen stock. Manufactured from 1895 to 1930s. The medium
weight barrel is numbered to the gun and is marked
with the two-line address/patent date legend on the
top flat. The caliber marking (“38-55”) is stamped
on the underside of the barrel under the barrel. The rifle is fitted with a

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