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This is a Winchester 1866 carbine made by Uberti in Italy, expertly and beautifully engraved by Italian master engraver Carlo Pasotti, master engraver for Perazzi firearms.  18 3/4" long overall with a 9" rifled round barrel of .21 caliber.  Beautiful checkered highly figured walnut buttstock and forearm with high gloss varnished finish.  The checkering done by master stock maker and checkerer James Corpe.  Gold plated brass receiver, sideplates, buttplate and cleaning rod trapdoor.  High polish blue steel barrel, magazine, and barrel bands, and beautifully case colored lever, hammer, and trigger with outstanding colors by Doug Turnbull of New York.   The carbine buttplate with the sliding trapdoor for a cleaning rod (cleaning rod not included). Carbine flip rear sight. The hammer spur finely checkered.  Beautiful craftsmanship and typical high Uberti quality.  Very early serial number 15 stamped into the lower tang to the rear of the lever lock.  The top of the barrel marked "A. UBERTI FECIT"  Straight grip stock, full magazine, carbine buttplate.  The frame, both sideplates, the cartridge lifter, and the buttplate are all profusely and expertly engraved with about 90% coverage.  The left sideplate engraved with a very detailed round panel scene of a spread winged eagle with cactus and snake, the balance of the left side of the sideplate and the frame pretty much 100% engraved in a very intricate scroll & border engraving.  The right sideplate with a very detailed round panel presentation and hand engraved "A, Brown, from, O. Winchester, January, 3, 1869", in 6 lines, and again the balance of the sideplate and the frame pretty much 100% engraved in a very intricate scroll & border engraving.  The top and bottom of the frame, both tangs, and the cartridge lifter pretty much fully engraved.  The buttplate with engraving at the top and bottom on either side of the trapdoor, and also on the top tang. The metal is near perfect.  The wood does show some minor handling marks, with a minor ding in the middle top of the left side of the buttsock.   I actually watched Carlo engrave this piece years ago when he visited IMA.

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Price:  $4,500.00

 
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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 # 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 mint new, and the miniature is still in the original plastic bag it was shipped in from Uberti.  Uberti 1866 octagon barrel rifles are scarce as they were probably less than 10% of production, most of the production being round barrel carbines.  Stock photos.  I have several of these in stock.  Your wood will look slightly different.

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Price:  $1,450.00

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This is a Winchester 1866 carbine made by Uberti in Italy, expertly and beautifully engraved by master engraver Angelo Bee, master engraver for Browning firearms for many years.  18 3/4" long overall with a 9" rifled round barrel of .21 caliber.  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, and barrel bands, and case colored lever, hammer, and trigger by Doug Turnbull of New York.   The carbine buttplate with the sliding trapdoor for a cleaning rod (cleaning rod not included). Carbine flip rear sight. The hammer spur finely checkered.  Beautiful craftsmanship and typical high Uberti quality.  Very early serial number 6 stamped into the lower tang to the rear of the lever lock.  No typical Uberti markings on the top of the barrel.  Straight grip stock, full magazine, carbine buttplate.  The left sideplate engraved with a very detailed round panel scene of a running buck whitetail deer, the balance of the left side of the sideplate and the frame pretty much 100% engraved in a very intricate scroll & border engraving.  The right sideplate with a very detailed round panel scene of a running big horn sheep, and again the balance of the sideplate and the frame pretty much 100% engraved in a very intricate scroll & border engraving.  The muzzle barrel band shows engraving on each side.  The forestock barrel band shows engraving on the top and sides above the screw.  The buttplate with engraving at the top, just above the trapdoor.  The lever with engraving on the bottom edge.  The metal is near perfect.  The wood does show some minor handling marks, with a minor ding in the middle of the left side of the buttsock.  You will see very few of these Uberti 1866 carbines with case colored parts, and when you do, they will usually be engraved by Angelo, with metal polish and finish by Turnbull.  We did about ten of these, with Angelo doing the engraving, and Turnbull doing the final polish, bluing, and case colors, back when I worked for IMA.  I was the one who did final assembly once everything was finished.  A truly magnificent piece!

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Price:  $3,500.00

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This is a 1/4 scale Webley & Scott single shot bolt action shotgun made by master miniature maker Dr. John Cooper of England.  11 7/16" long overall with a 6 3/8" round barrel of about .009 diameter.  Browned steel finish except for the bolt assembly and trigger which are finished in the white.  One piece straight grained walnut stock.  No buttplate.  Tiny brass bead front sight.  Typical of the Webley & Scott shotguns, this miniature cocks on closing, like a British Enfield service rifle, instead of cocking on opening like most American bolt actions.  The number "54" is stamped into the bottom of the stock just forward of the triggerguard.  The action is 100% functional with a functional firing pin and extractor, though typical of English miniature makers, the barrel is not bored through.  This is a miniature of what is most likely a goose gun with the extremely long barrel.  Complete with one round of dummy shotgun ammunition.  The round features a low brass base, a battery cup primer, and a brick red case.  Also includes a hinged top walnut casing, the interior top & bottom padded and covered in red velour.  Excellent condition showing only some very minor handling marks.  Dr. Cooper was a prolific miniature maker, but his miniatures are very seldom seen in the U.S.  Dr. Cooper was also the author of three books on antique miniature German, Austrian, and Belgian rimfire & pinfire revolvers, and single shot percussion pistols.

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Price:  $1,500.00

 

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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 nice straight grained American walnut.  Checkered hammer spur, standard carbine flip adjustable 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. Complete with the original Weston deluxe case with very heavy beveled glass.  The interior French fit in red goat skin kid leather.  Includes a nice engraved brass plaque and 12 .22 short action proving dummy cartridges.  There is even a neat functional three piece cleaning rod in the trap in the buttstock.  The serial number, 44, is stamped into the bottom of the frame just behind the trigger.  The Weston markings are light, and are stamped into the lower tang just behind the lever latch.  Wonderful condition other than the case interior leather needs some minor work.  There are a few scattered minor handling marks.  I'd call it 98%.

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Price:  $5,450.00 

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A 1/4 scale 1866 Winchester Saddle Ring Carbine made by Fred Thacker of El Paso, Texas back in the late 1950's to 1960's.  9 7/8" long overall with a 5" round barrel of about .010 caliber.  Full magazine, straight grip stock, crescent buttplate.  Yellow brass frame, sideplates, cartridge lifter, and buttplate, the balance of the parts blued steel.  Typical 66 carbine flip adjustable rear sight and twist lever lock.  Knurled hammer spur.  Straight grain American walnut  buttstock and forearm.   The steel parts finish turning an aged gray/brown patina, the brass with a very old dark aged patina.  Missing the saddle ring, but the saddle ring staple in intact.  This would be pretty common on the full size carbines as hunters would remove them because they rattled or jangled when you were walking through the woods hunting.  Also missing the sideplate screw.  There is a very small hairline crack on the right side of the buttstock just behind the frame.  It seriously looks to have been made 140 years ago, and may have been purposefully distressed to look this way!  These are only partially functional.  The lever cocks the hammer, and the trigger releases the hammer, but the cartridge lifter and loading gate are not functional.  It's been several years since I've been able to offer one of these for sale.

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Price:  $1,250.00

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A 1/5 scale British flintlock Blunderbuss boarding gun by Alan Gutchess with cutlass circa 1975.  5 3/4" long overall with a 2 3/4" blued flared muzzle barrel.  Steel lock assembly with both half and full cock, the lockplate marked AG.  German silver furniture.  The walnut stock is very nicely sculpted with some nice carving around the rear tang.  The hickory ramrod has a nickel silver end and is held in place by one ramrod thimble.  Ornate deeply engraved sideplate.  A nice nickel silver shield shaped escutcheon inlaid into the top of the wrist.  There is also some deep engraving on the front finial of the triggerguard.  The top tang of the buttplate with a single line engraved  border.  Also includes a 1/5 scale naval boarding cutlass.  The cutlass measures 2 13/16" long overall with a 2 3/16" steel blade finished in the white.  The back edge of the blade is serrated.  The grip and guard look to be gold plated yellow brass.  Mint condition and fully functional.  Ex Art Palicki collection.

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Stock # WM-1, Price:  $2,500.00

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This is a Winchester 1866 carbine made by Uberti in Italy.  18 3/4" long overall with a 9" rifled round barrel of .21 caliber.  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 rear sight. 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.  Straight grip stock, full magazine, carbine buttplate.  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 1/3 scale 1930's German Haenel air rifle by master miniature maker Ron DeWalt.  13 1/4" long overall with a 5 1/2" round barrel of about .073 caliber.  The single cock spring piston pump action works smoothly and flawlessly, with a distinct click when the barrel is cocked and reaches the full cocked position, and shoots out a strong stream of air when the trigger is pulled.  The receiver, triggerguard, rear sight, and screws are bright charcoal blue.  The balance of the steel parts are a black/brown blue.  Black plastic buttplate.  The rear of the air chamber is marked DEWALT at the left rear.  The barrel is marked DEWALT on the right rear.  Yellow brass bead type front sight and dovetailed sporting "V" notch rear sight.  Included is the original DeWalt glass topped cherry casing.  The interior French fit and lined in a red velour.  The bottom of the casing marked in black felt tip pin "Made by R.T DeWalt '08".  Also includes a brass cleaning rod with turned walnut handle, and a small brass container containing a number of properly sized round lead shot.  This piece is 100% fully functional and will shoot the included lead shot.  Ron's airguns are highly sought after by airgun collectors.

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Price:  $1,500.00