Guns for Sale
Guns For Sale – COLT 1911A1 U.S. ARMY .45 — WWII…VINTAGE GERMAN ENGRAVING, IVORY GRIPS, C&R
What a gorgeous pistol! This is a WWII vintage 1911A1 U.S. Army .45 Automatic that has been heavily engraved and silver plated. There is a platinum plated Grizzly on the left side of the slide and a Mountain Lion on the right. The pistol is extensively engraved in a classic oak leaf and acorn pattern. I understand that the work was done in Germany during the post-war occupation. I don’t know the name of the engraver, but the work shows that he was a master. The gun is fitted with a beautiful set of carved ivory grips. The left panel features an Elk, the right side a wild boar. All original rollmarkings have been removed and the original serial number was relocated to the bottom of the front strap. The serial number could be correct for either a WWII Colt OR a WWII Union Switch & Signal (US&S) since Colt duplicated the US&S serial numbers in this range by mistake. Lack of the usual internal Colt inspection markings makes me think it is likely a US&S frame at least. Overall condition is excellent and the pistol retains nearly all of the silver plate. There is some slight toning in areas but no pitting. The grips are in excellent condition…free of any cracks or chips. The mechanics appear to be in perfect working order and the bore is excellent. A truly one-of-a-kind 1911A1 and a beautiful work of art!
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Auction: Winchester Model 1894 .32-40
Winchester Model 1894 .32-40 rifle
Next on the auction block: an early production Winchester Model 1894 rifle. Chambered for the .32-40 cartridge, it wears a 20-1/2″ octagonal barrel with iron sights. NOTE: Auction ends May 15, 2011. This rifle was most likely shipped with a 26″ barrel that has been shortened in the past. The metal has been reblued and the gun retains about 93-94% finish. The stocks are in very good shape and have not been sanded or refinished. There are no cracks or chips. There are sling swivels added to the underside of the butt and to the forend cap. The rifle appears to function perfectly and the action is as crisp today as it was 114 years ago when it was made. The bore looks very good with strong, sharp rifling and plenty of shine.
Auction: Colt Model 1860 ARMY .44 Cal
Now up for auction: one of the most popular of Civil War pistols, the Colt 44 Model 1860 Army Revolver. NOTE: Auction ends May 15, 2011. This antique pistol is a muzzle-loaded cap & ball .44-caliber revolver used during the American Civil War. It was used as a side arm by cavalry, infantry, and artillery troops. The Colt 1860 Army uses the same size frame as the .36 caliber 1851 Navy revolver. The frame is relieved to allow the use of a rebated cylinder that enables the Army to be chambered in .44 caliber. Also, the barrel on the 1860 Army has a forcing cone that is visibly shorter than that of the 1851 Navy, allowing the Army revolver to have a longer cylinder.
Auction: Sig Sauer P220 semi-automatic
Now up for auction: a Sig Sauer P220 semi-automatic pistol. NOTE: Auction ends May 1, 2011. Chambered for the effective .45 ACP, this pistol features double-action operation (DA/SA) with a frame mounted decocker. It has a 2-tone finish…the steel slide is factory electroless nickel plated and the alloy frame anodized black. This pistol is in very good condition overall but has some fine rust freckling in some areas on the slide (this pistol used to live near the Oregon coast). The original grips have been replaced with a set of Hogue rubber grips. The mechanics are in perfect working order and the bore is excellent. Comes in factory plastic case with five magazines (3 factory, 2 good quality aftermarket), each showing some wear. According to the “KF” marking on the underside of the slide, this pistol was manufactured in 1995.
Auction: Walther PPK Nazi Era 7,65mm
Now up for auction: a somewhat scarce WWII German handgun. This Walther PPK was manufactured later during WWII and is unique in that it utilizes a lightweight “Dural” aluminum alloy frame. NOTE: Auction ends May 1, 2011. Chambered for the 7,65mm (.32 ACP), this pistol is properly matching, and is NOT import marked. The right side of the slide, chamber and tip of barrel have the Nazi Eagle/N test proofs. Overall condition is very good with the usual fading of the anodized finish on the frame. The slide shows general thinning and some fine pitting near the muzzle and left rear. The original black 1-piece grips are in good condition but do have one crack at the top of the back strap and a small chip beneath the safety lever. The mechanics are in good working order and the bore is excellent with bright, sharp rifling. A popular and reliable pistol, this PPK would be especially easy to carry weighing in at less than 17-ounces.
Auction: DSA Inc “SA-58 Carbine”
Now on auction: a handy DSA Inc “SA-58 Carbine” that’s got both beauty and punch! NOTE: Auction ends May 8, 2011. Chambered for the .308 Winchester, this weapon features a 16-inch barrel with muzzle brake, a DSA Inc reciever cover with Picatinny rail, and a set of beautiful walnut stocks. It has the fixed style cocking handle and last shot hold-open. Condition is excellent with 98% of the original finish remaining. There is no rust, pitting, dings or ugly marks. The walnut stocks are also in fine shape with only a few minor handling marks but no cracks, chips or repairs. The mechanics appear to be in perfect working order and the bore is excellent. Comes with one metric pattern 20-round magazine (the finish on the mag is a bit uneven but mags are easy to come by). A classy looking semi-automatic “Assault Rifle” (please excuse the euphemism).
Auction: Armalite M15A2 .223 Rem
Now on the auction block: a very nice rifle for the target shooter. This is an Armalite M15A2 National Match rifle. NOTE: Auction ends May 8, 2011. Chambered for the .223 Remington, this rifle wears a 20″ stainless steel bull barrel on an A2 style upper receiver. It is fitted with a match grade trigger for a lighter, crisper pull. The upper receiver is serial numbered to match the lower. Has the O.D. colored stocks. Excellent condition with only very light handling wear. I’d grade this rifle at 96-98% overall. Excellent bore and mechanics. Comes with the original box but there is no magazine or manual. This rifle has been fired but I’m told that fewer than 500 rounds have been sent down range…she’s just nicely broken in!
Auction: .450 Marlin shooter ammo and reloading supplies
Now up for auction: a nice selection of ammo and reloading supplies for the shooter of the .450 Marlin. NOTE: Auction ends May 8, 2011. Included are:
- 3-1/2 boxes (70 rounds) Hornady Custom ammunition loaded with the 350-grain Flat Point Interlock bullet
- One set of gently used RCBS reloading dies
- 200 Hornady 350-gr FP Interlock bullets
- 100 pieces of Brass, 50 new/50 once-fired
Auction: Smith & Wesson “Pre-Model 30″ Revolver
Now up for auction: a classic Smith & Wesson “Pre-Model 30″ .32 Hand Ejector. NOTE: Auction ends May 1, 2011. Built on the round butt I-frame with five screws, this revolver chambers the .32 S&W Long. It wears a 2-inch barrel and has a 6-shot cylinder. All serial numbered parts are properly matching (frame, cylinder, ejector star, barrel and grips). The finish shows modest carry wear with thinning to the sharp edges and some light patina. There is also an area of finish loss/fading to the underside of the trigger guard. The grips are in very good shape with some handling wear but no cracks or chips. The mechanics are in good working order with good timing and lock-up. The bore is also in excellent shape. According to the serial number, this revolver should have been made in about 1949.
Auction: Mauser Model 1910 pistol
Now on the auction block: a very cool Mauser Model 1910 pocket pistol that was sold to Portugal after WWI. NOTE: Auction ends May 1, 2011. Chambered for the 6,35mm (.25 ACP), this pistol is all original and not import or “Germany” marked. All serial numbered parts are properly matching and it bears the small “triangle in a circle” proof on the rear of the frame which identifies it as a Portuguese contract pistol. Overall condition is very good and the pistol retains most of the original blue finish. There is some scattered patina, some fading on the front strap, and a small amount of pitting to the right front of slide. The grips are good but there is some handling wear as well as some chipping to the top of the backstrap. The mechanics appear to be in perfect working order while the bore rates fair to good with strong rifling that exhibits some light pitting (still quite shootable). Comes with one correct solid bottom, Mauser banner marked magazine.