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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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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 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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This is a great 1/2 scale Hall flintlock U.S. military rifle Model of 1816 made by master miniature maker Mike Barrett.  Fully functional.  The metal finished in the white.  Wlanut stock.  Has a wonderful silver plaque on the right side of the buttstock reading "BY RESOLVE OF CONGRESS, Presented to, Captain, MARTIN AIKEN, For his GALLANTRY at the, SIEGE OF PLATTSBURG". 

Price:  $3,250.00

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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 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.