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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:  $2,250.00

 

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This is a 1/2 scale 1847 Colt Walker Dragoon revolver made by the legendary Tom P. Weston of Mexico City, Mexico back in the late 1940's to 1950's.  This is often called the 8" Walker by Weston collectors, as Weston made miniature Walkers in four different scales, this being the largest.  8" long overall with a 5 5/16" part round part octagon barrel of about .18 caliber.  The piece is fully functional, and would fire given the proper percussion caps, powder, and lead bullets, but it sold strictly as a collectors piece.  The top barrel flat is hand engraved "ADDRESS SL COLT NEW YORK CITY".  The left side of the barrel lug, the bottom front of the trigger guard, and the bottom of the gripstrap are hand engraved "A COMPANY No 9".  The bottom front of the frame stamped with the number "9", and looks to have been double struck with the weaker one 90 degrees off.  Both sides of the frontstrap are stamped "9" under the grips.  The right side of the barrel lug hand engraved "US" and "1847" in two lines.  The 8 & 4 are partially obscured by the wedge screw.  The piece is made of steel, which has been rust blued except for the triggerguard and blade front sight which are yellow brass.  The grips are one piece American walnut with a dark finish.  The piece is 100% mechanically, and still shows about 95% of the original rust blue finish, though is is starting to turn purplish in areas, and does show edge wear and some minor handling scratches.  The brass is a very dark beautifully aged patina and shows no signs of ever having been cleaned.  Some might argue that this piece was actually made by Fred Thacker in El Paso, Texas, a valid argument, as both Weston and Thacker used some of the same craftsmen.  Complete with a much later walnut hinged top casing.  The interior bottom French fit, and both the padded interior lid and bottom lined in a red felt.

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Price:  $1,750.00

 

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A 1/4 scale flintlock Kentucky rifle and pistol set by master miniature maker David Hick of England.  Fully functional and beautifully made! 

The pistol is 3 3/4" long overall with a 2 7/16" browned octagon barrel of about .12 caliber.  Blue steel lock assembly with both half & full cock.  Yellow brass furniture.  Dovetailed front & rear sights, the front sight with a steel blade in a yellow brass base, the rear sight is browned steel with a "V" notch.  A nice silver oval is inlet into the back top of the pistol grip just behind the barrel tang.  The rear of the barrel marked with a capital H, which is David Hick's maker's mark.  The left quarter flat marked "20  3".  The first is the number for this type firearm, the other is the serial number.  A beautiful piece with great lines and meticulous attention to detail, fit, & finish.  Near mint condition showing only very minor handling.

The rifle is 14 5/8" long with a 10 3/4" brown octagon barrel of about .12 caliber.  Blue steel lock assembly with both half and full cock.  Yellow brass furniture.  Dovetailed front & rear sights, the front sight isyellow brass, the rear sight is browned steel with a "U" notch.  A nice silver oval is inlet into the back top of the wrist just behind the barrel tang.  The rear of the barrel marked with a capital H, which is David Hick's maker's mark.  The left quarter flat marked "13  5".  The first is the number for this type firearm, the other is the serial number.  Brass patchbox and hinged lid, the lid does not have a latch.  Three silver escutcheons on each side of the barrel with pins holding the barrel to the stock.  A beautiful piece with great lines and meticulous attention to detail, fit, & finish.

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Price - Pistol:  $2,150.00.

Price - Rifle:  $3,350.00.

Price - Set:  $4,750.00 

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This is a J. L. Special pre World War II gasoline ignition engine tether car.  Made by J. L. Engineering Service, 2246 28th, Santa Monica, California.  It features a Super Cyclone ignition engine that I believe is a .60 or .61 cubic inch displacement and a centrifugal clutch.  The suspension two quarter elliptical springs on each side of the front axle, and semi elliptical springs on each side of the rear axle.  The body and frame are cast aluminum.  The car is rear wheel drive and features a differential.  The hood is aluminum sheet metal.  The dash is aluminum sheet metal that has been engine turned.  The red paint is in near perfect condition.  The seat is covered in a black textured leather.  18" long overall, tire diameter is 3 11/16".  The wheels are polished aluminum with solid rubber ribbed tires.  It looks to be in mint condition, and may have been professionally restored sometime in the past.  Check out the photos.

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Stock # DP-10, Price:  $4,500.00

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 A 1/3 scale Colt 1851 Navy by Tom P. Weston of Mexico City.  The first I have ever seen or offered for sale!  Includes original Weston case, no accessories.  Finish turning an aged gray/brown patina, and may have been purposfully distressed.  More details and photos soon!

Price:  $3,500.00.

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 This is a 47% scale miniature Colt Single Action Army revolver model of 1873 with 7 1/2" barrel.  Also known as the "Peacemaker" and the "Frontier six Shooter".  Fully functional, but non-firing.  6" long overall with a 3 9/16" .21 caliber rifled barrel.  Made by Uberti in Italy. Beautifully factory engraved and 24K gold wire border inlays with about 50% engraving coverage.  14K gold and sterling silver Tiffany style grip.  The sterling silver Tiffany style grip was made by the late Roberto Hinz of Houston, and has three 14K gold inserts, one on each side, and one on the bottom, which together contain over 1/2 ounce of pure 24K gold! The caliber marking 45 CAL is stamped on the left rear side of the triggerguard, two patent dates stamped on the left front of the frame. The serial number, 1611, is stamped on the frame, triggerguard.  11 is stamped into the loading gate.  Charcoal blue and case colored finish, the case colors really dark and vibrant.  Checkered hammer spur, early black powder pinched frame topstrap, & bullseye ejector rod.  Mint condition.  Complete with a nice walnut hinged top casing with key lock, key, a brass cleaning rod, a Larry Smith nickel plated oiler, the Colt instrutions interior lid label, and a charcoal blue Colt two blade screwdriver.  The interior of the case is English fit in a purple felt.  A very beautiful set!  More photos soon!

Price:  $1,850.00.

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 A 2/5 scale P-08 Luger by the same unknown maker as the Luger carbine to the right.  Cased with extra magazine, detachable shoulder stock, and tools.  Beautiful workmanship and fully functonal!  Mint condition.  More details and photos soon!

Price:  $4,500.00.

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 A 2/5 scale Luger carbine by the same unknown maker as the P-08 Luger to the left, cased with extra magazine and detachable shoulder stock.  Beautiful workmanship & fully functional!  Mint condition.  More details and photos soon!

Price:  $6,500.00.