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This is a 1/3 scale special order Winchester Model 1894 "Trapper" carbine with 14" barrel made by Miniart in Russia.  10 13/16" long overall with a 4 11/16" barrel of .10 caliber.  Blue finished steel parts, walnut stock and forearm, with some really nice figure in the stock.  The proper upper tang markings and barrel markings have been laser engraved.  The serial # 005 laser engraved on the bottom front of the receiver.  Checkered hammer spurs, typical carbine ladder rear sight, carbine buttplate.  This piece is absolutely 100% fully functional and includes three rounds of solid brass dummy ammunition that can be loaded into the magazine and will feed, chamber, extract, and eject.  The lever safety is also functional.  An outstanding value!  Complete with a very nice walnut hinged top casing.  The interior lined in a dark red velour, the bottom French fit.  Condition is 98 - 99% with just some very minor handling wear.  There was a barely perceptible hairline crack in the butt stock just behind the tang when I received this piece.  I sent it to Larry Smith who expertly made the repair, and is now stable and only visible under the close inspection.  Priced accordingly.

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Price:  $1,350.00

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This is a 1/2 scale miniature Colt Root revolving sporting rifle made by master miniature maker Emil Ripoli of Washington State.  25 3/16" long overall with a 15 5/8" part octagon part round rifled barrel of .210 caliber.  The steel parts are finished in the white with beautiful high quality engraving on the frame, barrel lug, cylinder, triggerguard, buttplate, and hammer.  Unfortunately, the engraver is unknown at this time, but I'm working on finding out who the engraver might be!  The buttstock and forearm are straight grained American walnut.  The forearm, which is attached by one barrel key, has an ivory tip.  Neat dovetailed adjustable rear sight, and dovetailed blade type front sight.  Checkered hammer spur and loading lever release.  The serial number "1" stamped into the upper stock tang.  The top of the frame nicely hand engraved "COLT'S PT., 1850" in two lines, then some symbol that I can't decipher, then "ADDRESS COL. COLT, HARTFORD CT USA" in two lines.  The rifle is in nice condition, but does have some very minor spots of surface rust in a few places.  It needs to be repolished, blued, and casecolored.  The stock also has some minor dings and good use a refinish.  Mechanically, the hammer cocks with three clicks, but the cylinder does not properly index, probably a problem with the hand that was common to the full size rifles.  The ramrod with brass tip is not long enough to actually work, and may have been broken off somewhere in the past.  A great piece by a great maker, that just need someone to finish it up and make it into a showpiece!  I bought it right, so I'm selling it the same way!

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Price:  3,950.00

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  This is an awesome 1/2 scale Stevens number 26 "Crack Shot" .32 caliber single shot take down rifle made by master miniature maker Ron DeWalt in Michigan. 16 3/16" long overall with an 8 15/16" rifled round barrel of 4mm bore. Nickel silver blade front sight. The hammer, trigger, and rear sight a bright fire blue. The balance of the steel parts nicely polished with a black/blue finish. Straight grained walnut stock and forearm. The left side of the receiver marked CRACK SHOT 26 just below the barrel. The barrel address and caliber markings on top of the barreljust ahead of the rear sight. The maker's name stamped into the bottom of the barrel just ahead of the forearm. Beautiful fit and finish, crisp action. Cased in the original DeWalt mahogany glass topped casing, French fit, with red velout lining. also included are a wood handled cleaning rod and four dummy cartridges.

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Price:  $2,250.00

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This is a beautiful 1/2 scale Henry rifle by master miniature maker Mike Barrett of Minnesota. 22" long overall with a 12 3/4" long .22 caliber rifled barrel. Blued barrel, and sights, fire blued screws, casecolored lever, hammer, & trigger. The brass frame, sideplates, cartridge lifter, and buttplate beautifully engraved in a vine and floral pattern by master engraver Roger Sampson. Roger also engraved the barrel address and serial number. The lower tang is stamped with Mike's maker's mark. The dovetail at the rear of the frame filled with a brass sight blank. The crescent buttplate with the trap door for cleaning rod storage.  Fabulous highly figured oil finished walnut buttstock.  The long range rear barrel sight with the graduated distance markings.  A georgeous piece!

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Price:  $4,500.00 

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This is a 1/4 scale English flintlock seven barrel H. Nock volley gun made by master miniature maker Andrew Dyson in England.  9 1/2" long overall with a 5" barrel group.  The seven smoothbore barrels are about .125 caliber.  This type gun would shoot all seven barrels at once and was often used for shooting rafting ducks, geese, or swans for commercial sale.  Steel barrels, lock, hammer, & frizzen.  Brass triggerguard, ranrod thimbles, and buttplate.  Walnut buttstock.  Steel ramrod.  There are several light handling marks on the stock. 

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Price:  $1,350.00

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A perfect one-of-a-kind 1/2 scale miniature of Henry rifle serial #1 as presented to Edwin M. Stanton, secretary of war of the United States, by the New Haven Arms Co. and Oliver F. Winchester. The rifle was engraved and personally presented to Stanton in hopes of securing government contracts to purchase Heny rifles for the impending Civil War. This rifle was made by master miniature maker Mike Barrett. The markings and engraving were all copied exactly by master engraver Roger Sampson, the action tuned and metal prep done by the late Terry Farrand, the deep blue and firey case color work done by Doug Turnbull. A gorgeous miniature in every regard and of great historical interest. The receiver scroll engraved on the right side, the left side showing a panel with the presentation to Secretary to War Stanton. Octagon .22 caliber 11 3/4" rifled barrel. The stock of super fancy dark figured walnut. The brass crescent buttplate features the trapdoor for the cleaning rod. Fully functional and operates smooth as silk. The barrel is a beautiful high polish blued and the hammer and lever are casecolored. The brass receiver, sideplates, and buttplate starting to show a very pretty patina. Please call or email me for additional photos of this beautifull masterpiece.

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Price:  $4,500.00

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A nice 1/2 scale Musgrave, Mauser type, bolt action rifle. Made by Musgrave in South Africa. Not functional, but great looking. The bolt lifts and comes back about 1/4 of the way, but doesn't cock. Walnut stock, checkered at the forearm and wrist, sling swivels, nice blued finish. Additional photos available upon request.


 
Price:  $500.00
 

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This is a 1/2 scale Winchester 1894 short rifle made by Miniart in Moscow, Russia.  This would have a 20 inch octagon barrel instead of the standard 26 inch, and would have a shorter forearm. Basically carbine length with the stiffer octagon barrel and the crescent rifle buttplate.  Beautifully and expertly engraved and 24K gold inlaid in a very typical Winchester pattern from the period by master engraver Angelo Bee.  The stock & forearm checkered and hand rubbed oil finished by master stock maker Jim Corpe.  The lever, hammer, forearm cap, and buttplate are beautifully case colored and the balance of the steel parts finished in a beautiful high polish blue by Doug Turnbull of New York.  Fully functional and will feed, chamber, extract, and eject the included three miniature dummy cartridges. The barrel properly marked with the Winchester barrel address and the caliber markings. The upper rear tang properly marked with the typical Winchester markings.  Checkered hammer spur.  19 1/8" long overall with a 10" barrel of .15 caliber. Serial number 112.  A really gorgeous piece with all the embellishments done by true masters of their crafts. 

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Price:  $3,000.00

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This is a cool 1/2 scale Stevens single shot Tip-up rifle commonly known as the "Ladies Model" by master miniature maker Mike Barrett. 17 5/8" long overall with a 9 15/16" .22 caliber rifled 1/2 octagon barrel. There is a push putton on the left rear of the receiver that is pushed to break down the action. Fancy triggerguard, tang sight, crescent buttplate. Finished in the white with no markings. Exceptional piano finished high figure walnut stock and forearm. This would be a great piece to send to your favorite engraver.
 

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This is the standard Stevens Tip-Up rifle by master miniature maker Mike Barrett.  17 5/8" long overall with a 9 15/16" .22 caliber rifled 1/2 octagon barrel. There is a push putton on the left rear of the receiver that is pushed to break down the action. Fancy triggerguard, crescent buttplate. Finished in the white with no markings. Exceptional oil finished high figure walnut stock.