Important Sporting, Firearms, Decoys and Militaria Sale - May 19, 2012

Chet Reneson watercolor "The Moors of Scotland"

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For this exciting sporting sale we  brought together items from as far away as California from several different estates. A large portion of the items in this sale are from an estate in Gloucester, Massachusetts and another estate from Milford, NH. The Philip R. Goodwin painting was discovered in a 3 season log cabin on a lake deep in the woods. The owners purchased the log cabin about 40 years ago and the sale included this wonderful Goodwin painting- what a deal!  

Antique Long guns: "Dublin Castle" pattern 1769 Brown Bess, Child Kentucky style tiger maple – Flintlock rifle by "E. Hall" of Montpellier and Middlebury Vermont, Unissued Remington model 1863 "Zouave" percussion rifle and more...

Antique & Vintage Shotguns: Parker Brothers VHE Grade 410 gauge shotgun serial #2394xx, “FAMARS” 28 gauge boxlock shotgun serial #30640, "L. C. Smith" double damascus barrel shotgun with two barrels serial number matched to the receiver, "T. Barker" double hammer pin-fire shotgun and more…

Antique Handguns: nickel plated "Smith's patent No. 41" .32 cal. rimfire revolver - patent  1873, very-good condition Colt 1911 Government model made for the civilian market circa 1917 – serial #C  631xx, German model M1908 "DWM" Luger in near mint condition with holster, 3 German proof marked 6M/M pistols, percussion cap Pistol, nickel plated "Smith's patent No. 41 patent 1873" revolver in.32 rimfire, near mint Colt D. A. 38 revolver, Colt model "D. A. 41" nickel plated revolver, S&W "32 long CTG" model 18-9 revolver, S&W "D.A 45" marked "U. S. Army model 1917 No. 31595" in .45 cal. - last patent date on top of barrel reads "Sept. 14. 1908" and more…

Vintage Long Guns: Marlin lever action rifle "Marlin Safety" probably in 30 – 06 cal.  Serial  180005, Winchester Model 1906 22pump rifle in 22 Long or Long rifle, Remington "The Woodsmaster, model 81" rifle in 35REM. caliber serial# 2342, Remington US model of 03-A3 postwar rebuild, Remington "Gamemaster, Model 760" carbine in 308 Win. Caliber, Savage model 24S-A trappers rifle in 22 Long rifle and 410 gauge shotgun calibers, Winchester Model 70 XTR featherweight in 30-06 SPRG cal. and more...

Modern Long Guns and Handguns: Ruger 10/22 mounted in the Mini- 14 style stock, Smith and Wesson model 13 – 3 revolver in 357 Magnum caliber, Smith & Wesson model 469 pistol in 9 mm caliber and more…

Original Sporting Artwork: Philip R. Goodwin (1881-1935) oil on canvas painting "The Killing of the Killer" used for the cover of "The Outer's Recreation" magazine in March of 1922-1924 the magazine cover is pictured on page 220 of the book 'Philip R. Goodwin, America's Sporting and Wildlife Artist" by Larry Len Peterson, 2001.  Boris Riab watercolor of an English Setter with Mallard, Frank Weston Benson dry point "Pintails Passing", William Curry oil on canvas "Square Tail Trout Tacking the Fly, 1919" Chet Reneson Watercolors "The Moors of Scotland" and "Salmon Fishing",  Ray Young watercolor of hooded Mergansers,  Les Kouba oil on canvas of Canada Geese flying over a snowy cornfield, Folk art carved and painted scene of ducks flying over a pond, Matted and gilt framed set of 9 early 20th century chromolithographs of exotic birds.

Antique and Vintage Decoys: Early 20th century full size hollow body Canada Goose, Pair of Buffle Heads, Pair of Mallards, Folky and Native American made decoys, Warfield Canada Goose, Warfield Osprey and Warfield Cedar Wax Wing and many more vintage decoys by unknown makers as well as modern decoys.  Lot of four 20th century fishing decoys and more.

Fishing Rods and Reels: Bamboo rods by "H. L. Leonard", "Hardy Bros.", "Thomas", unsigned bamboo rods, Fiberglass rods of all varieties from vintage to modern, Antique and vintage reels by "Pflueger", "James Heddons", "Julius Vom Hofe "German Silver reel, "Allcocks", "Meisselbach" and dozens more.  Vintage and Antique Creels, Wicker Canoe Seat.

Sporting Miscellaneous: Vintage Sporting Ephemera, Catalogs, Advertising Etc. Large quantity of reloading equipment - dies, presses, tumblers etc.  Bench Rest, Gun racks, leather holsters, ammo lots, pellet and BB. Guns, Lots of skulling oars, compound bows and bow hunting equipment, tree stands, and lots of hunters camouflage clothing and camouflage items, 8 foot long lit "MerCruiser" trade sign, cleaning kits, remote control plane models, snow shoes, Federal duck stamp collection, ducks unlimited plate collection, Turkey and Wild Game calls and more.

Knives: Sheffield Bowie, Sheffield Dagger, Possible Confederate Dagger, Good Custom made stag horn handled knives, USMC M3 Combat knife, Hitler Jugend knife, and many more..

Canoes: "Old Towne" fiberglass sailing canoe, possibly an Old Towne square back hunters canoe, Inflatable boat with 9 HP Yamaha outboard engine.


Revolutionary War Letter, General John Stark to Colonel Willett Revolutionary War Letter, General John Stark to Colonel Willett

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