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This is a 2/5 scale Kentucky flintlock rifle made by Gerald Neaves.  21 7/8" long overall with a 15 15/16" steel browned octagon barrel of .276 caliber.  The top flat of the barrel hand engraved "G . neaves .8.", which would make this the eighth miniature made by Mr. Neaves.  Browned steel lock assembly.  Brass furniture.  Beautiful highly figured fiddle back maple one piece stock.  Simple brass hinged patchbox.  The left side of the buttstock with a raised cheekpiece and some simple scroll carving.  Brass blade dovetailed front sight, steel sporting dovetailed rear sight.  Untipped hickory ramrod.  There is a nickel silver crescent moon inlaid into the cheekpiece.  A nice early example from a very prolific maker of flintlock and percussion Kentucky rifles and pistols.  Very good condition, except the sear spring needs to be replaces as the hammer will not catch, and it could use a thorough cleaning.  The tumbler has notches for both half and full cock.

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Price:  $1,000.00

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This is a 1/2 scale Winchester Model 1894 take down short rifle made by Miniart in Russia.  19 1/8" long overall with a 10" octagon barrel of .15 caliber.  Taken down, it measures just 10" long.  Fully functional but non-firing.  Complete with five rounds of solid brass dummy ammunition that will feed, chamber, extract, and eject when cycled through the magazine.  Also includes the instruction pamphlet, and the hang tag.  Checkered hammer spur, step adjustable dovetailed rear sight.  Dovetailed front sight.  Functional lever safety.  Beautifully and expertly engraved by master engraver Jim Blair.  The left side of the receiver with a round panel scene of a mule deer.  Both sides of the receiver bordered in an engraved rope design and scroll corner details.  Additional scroll engraving on the lever, nose cap, and buttplate.  The engraving is very fine and extremely detailed, and you can just look at it for hours!  There is a gold band inlaid into the muzzle end of the barrel and another into the block at the rear of the barrel assembly.  The top of the barrel just ahead of the front sight engraved with the proper Winchester barrel address.  The left top flat of the barrel at the rear of the barrel engraved with the nickel steel barrel markings and the caliber.  The top tang engraved proper Winchester markings.  The takedown lever engraved with the proper patent date markings.  The serial number 007 engraved into the bottom front of the receiver.  Signed by the engraver on the right bottom of the frame.  The steel parts are nicely polished and blued.  Nicely figured varnished walnut buttstock and forearm.  Straight grip buttstock, crescent buttplate, full length magazine.  Near mint condition, showing only very minor handling.  The floorplate, buttplate, and the rear sight starting to turn plum.  Very few of these take down versions were made and they are getting very difficult to find.  A truly beautiful piece with outstanding engraving!

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Price:  $2,950.00     

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This is a 1/2 scale Winchester Model 1866 saddle ring Carbine by the renown Tom P. Weston of Mexico City, Mexico.  Probably made in the 1950's or 1960's.  100% fully functional and chambered to shoot the .22 short rim fire cartridge.  20 3/4" long overall with a 10" .22 caliber rifled barrel.  Brass frame, sideplates, cartridge lifter, crescent buttplate, and buttplate trapdoor.  The balance of the metal parts are machined blued steel.  The buttstock and forearm are elephant ivory, the left side of the buttstock expertly high relief carved with the typical Mexican spread winged eagle with a snake grasp in it's beak and right claw, with the eagle perched on a prickly pear cactus.  Checkered hammer spur, standard carbine flip rear sight, saddle ring mounted to the left rear of the frame.  The top of the barrel hand engraved with the proper Winchester barrel address.  The frame, sideplates, cartridge lifter, and buttplate are very nicely scroll engraved with about 80% coverage.  Complete with an original Weston deluxe walnut case with very heavy beveled glass.  The interior has never been French fitted, and has a loose piece of red felt covering the bottom.  There is even a neat functional three piece cleaning rod in the trap in the buttstock.  The serial number, 54, is stamped into the bottom of the frame just behind the trigger.  The Weston markings are deeply stamped into the lower tang just behind the lever latch.  Wonderful condition other than the case interior needs to be completed.  The rifle is near mint, the brass parts having a very pleasing and mellow dark patina that can only come with age.  The ivory showing a pleasing aged patina with a couple of minor cracks that do not affect the structural integrity or the overall pleasing look.

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Stock # TC-1, Price:  !!!!!SALE!!!!!  $6,975.00

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This is a 2/5 scale Kentucky flintlock rifle made by Gerald Neaves.  21 1/2" long overall with a 15 3/8" steel browned octagon barrel of .27 caliber.  The top flat of the barrel hand engraved "G n 2", which would make this only the second miniature ever made by Mr. Neaves.  Browned steel lock assembly except for the frizzen spring which is finished in the white.  Brass furniture.  Beautiful highly figured fiddle back maple one piece stock.  The patchbox door is wood, and is released by a small latch at the rear of the door.  The left side of the buttstock with a raised cheekpiece and some simple scroll carving.  Brass blade dovetailed front sight, steel sporting dovetailed rear sight.  Functional lock assembly with full cock only.  Untipped hickory ramrod.  There is a nickel silver circular inlay into the top wrist of the buttstock just behind the top tang.  A nice early example from a very prolific maker of flintlock and percussion Kentucky rifles and pistols.  Very good condition, except it could use a thorough cleaning.

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Price:  $1,200.00

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This is a 47% scale Winchester Model 1866 octagon barrel rifle by Uberti in Italy.  20 3/8" long overall with a 11 7/16" .21 caliber rifled octagon barrel.  All steel parts are nicely blued and 99.9%.  The brass parts are all gold plated as is normal for the Uberti 66's.  The wood is highly figured French walnut with beautiful cross grain figure.  Serial # 294 is stamped into the lower tang.  Full magazine, crescent buttplate with the trap door for a cleaning rod (rod not included).  Checkered hammer spur, the sides of the hammer polished and in the white.  The rear sight has the distance graduation markings.  Under the rear sight is the normal Uberti stamping.  The barrel is plugged at the breech as are all of the Uberti rifles.  The condition is good with a small blemish to the gold plating on the left rear of the frame, and several small handling marks in the wood.  Uberti 1866 octagon barrel rifles are scarce as they were probably less than 10% of production, most of the production being round barrel carbines. 

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!!!!!SALE:  $1,200.00  !!!!!

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This is a Winchester 1866 carbine made by Uberti in Italy.  Beautiful highly figured walnut buttstock and forearm with high gloss varnished finish.  Gold plated brass receiver, sideplates, buttplate and cleaning rod trapdoor.  High polish blue steel barrel, magazine, lever, bands, etc. The carbine buttplate with the sliding trapdoor for a cleaning rod (cleaning rod not included). Carbine flip reat sight. Rifled barrel. The hammer sides polished in the white, the hammer spur finely checkered. Beautiful craftsmanship and typical Uberti high quality.  Serial number stamped into the lower tang.  A. Uberti - Italy stamped into the top of the barrel ahead of the rear sight.  Absolutely pristine mint condition and still in the plastic shipping bag from Uberti.  Stock photo, yours may look slightly different.
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!!!!!SALE:  $1,000.00  !!!!!

 

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This is a 1/2 scale Armalite M16A1 made by American Miniature Arms, Inc. of Windsor, Vermont.  19 7/16" long overall with a 10 1/2" barrel of about .11 caliber.  Blackened Parkerized steel and alloy parts.  Black plastic stock & forearm.  Hard rubber buttplate.  Looks to be fully functional as all the internals are there and the magazine looks good.  Unfortunately, no dummies came with these.  This one is serial # 10XX, and they are all individually numbered.  Very limited quantities.  If you like miniatures, and this type firearm, your insane if you don't buy one of these!

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Price:  $300.00

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Just back from Roger Sampson, now with lettering, proof marks, inspectors marks, sight graduations, the engraved lockplate eagle, hammer checkering, and the stock cartouches!!! 

 This is a 1/2 scale 1873 Springfield trapdoor saddle ring carbine made by master miniature maker Mike Barrett of Minnesota.  20 3/8" long overall with a 10 5/8" rifled .22 caliber barrel.  All steel parts are finished in a beautiful rust blue.  Highly figured American walnut stock.  All of the lettering, proof marks, sight graduations, the spread winged eagle on the lockplate, hammer checkering, and the stock cartouches were hand engraved by master engraver Roger Sampson of Minnesota.  Unlike the later Springfield trapdoors, the 1873's had a blued trap door instead of case colored.  This piece is serial numbered 15192, which would put in right in the middle of the "Custer - Little Big Horn Battle" trapdoor carbines!  Roger did an outstanding job on all facets of the markings, and also arranged to have the proper rust blue finish done.  Check out the 30 detailed photos!  Fully functional, but non-firing as there is no chamber cut into the breech end of the barrel.  Includes a great mahogany finger jointed hinged top casing with magnetic latches.  The interior is French fit in a brick red felt.

Price:  $3,850.00

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This is an outstanding 1/3 scale antique air rifle by master miniature maker Ron DeWalt.  Additional photos soon!

Price:  $1,500.00

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 This is a gorgeous 47% scale miniature Winchester Model 1866 carbine made by Uberti in Italy. 18" long overall with a 9" .21 caliber rifled barrel. The brass frame, sideplates, cartridge lifter, and buttplate have been very tastefully engraved in a pattern common to the Winchester 1866 by master engraver George Sherwood. The varnished walnut stocks have been expertly checkered in a point pattern by master checkerer Jim Corpe. Blue finished steel parts except for the hammer, lever, and trigger which have been case colored by Doug Turnbull. Flip two leaf carbine rear sight. Trapdoor in the buttplate for cleaning rod storage. The two line barrel address lazer engraved on the top of the barrel. Serial # 81 marked on the lower tang. The engraver's marking engraved on the lower tang under the lever. The brass on these is normally gold plated, but this one has had the plating striped, so it should start to get a nice aged patina in a few years.  A very pretty rifle and historicaly accurate. 

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Price:  $2,750.00