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This is a 1/2 scale Sharps 1874 sporting rifle by master miniature maker Mike Barrett of Minnesota.  19 7/8" long overall with a 12" tapered octagon rifled barrel of .22 caliber.  The lock plate, hammer, frame, lever, lower tang, and buttplate are beautifully case colored.  The balance of the metal is finished in a nice high polish blue.  All the metal finishing done by master metal finisher Doug Turnbull of New York.  Long range adjustable rear tang sight, sporting front sight, no rear barrel sight, and no dovetail for one.  Typical Sharps dropping block action with under lever.  Beautiful highly figured walnut stock and forearm with satin oil finish.  The rear of the lower tang stamped with Mike's maker mark which is a combined MB.  Fully functional but non-firing.  A beautiful piece and a miniature of a rifle that is very seldom seen.
 

 Price:  $3,500.00

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This is an outstanding 1/2 scale Stevens tip up single shot rifle by master miniature maker Mike Barrett of Minnesota, engraved by master engraver Roger Sampson.  17 5/16" long overall with a 9 27/32" .22 caliber rifled barrel.  Blue 1/2 round 1/2 octagon barrel with the proper Stevens barrel address and caliber markings.  A single gold band inlaid into the barrel just ahead of the receiver.  The bottom of the barrel marked with the maker's mark on the underside just ahead of the receiver.  Blued sights, hammer, trigger, and screws.The receiver, triggerguard, and buttplate very ornately and intracately engraved and nickel plated.  The receiver and triggerguard with almost 100% coverage.  Beautiful flame grained oiled walnut buttstock.  Fully functional.  The is no chamber cut into the barrel as is typical on most of Mike's miniatures.  Cased in a hinged top walnut casing with key lock.  The interior French fit and lined in a green cloth.  A truely eye popping piece!

 

 

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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 Reduced:  $4,500.00

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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.