FAIRFIELD, Me _ Julila's October Firearms Sale will be held Oct. 4-7 in Fairfield, Maine.
Julia’s auctions now are divided into two sessions. The first session is referred to as their Sporting & Collector session (SCA) made up of moderately priced arms. The second session, the Extraordinary session, includes some of the finest, rarest firearms to come to market.
This sale will feature a large and diverse assortment of major collections from some of the best-known and old-time iconic collections..
Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 4- 5, will include the Sporting & Collector session. One of the featured collections will be that of Allen Hallock’s collection. Julia’s will offer Hallock’s collection in two sessions, the first of which is this October. The first lot on Wednesday will include what is referred to as the ultimate Schuetzen rifle. A carved, gold and ivory inlaid rifle made in 1881. The gun was ordered by the Royal Privileged Central Schuetzen Society of Munich..
Included in the Sporting & Collector session is a portion of the L.C. Smith Collection of Gerald Basham. An L.C. Smith Trap Grade 12 ga. two barrel set is up for sale. A collection of Winchester Pre-War Model 70s includes a Super Grade African rifle cal. 458 from the John Roark Collection. This session includes an outstanding offering of moderately priced sporting arms such as the Krieghoff K80 Crown Grade 6 barrel set shotgun. Also included is a diverse offering of fine military arms from the Friedrich Wilhelm Dauphin Collection of Germany. A Mauser C96 Transitional 1930 Commercial with matching stock will be up for auction. From the Collection of Charles Copeland Jr. is a diverse offering of fine arms, most in their original boxes. A Colt 1902 Military with box in superb overall condition is a fine specimen. Also from the Gerard Ruth Collection is a Scarce Remington UMC WWI 45 cal. The Carmen Gianforte Collection of Reed Knuckledusters is the largest of its type ever offered at public auction.
Session 3 begins on Thursday, Oct. 6, and will include a number of rare Class-3 items. A Vet bring back Korean manufactured Type 58 AK 47 machine gun should generate lots of attention. Also included is a British Abbot Model FV433 105 millimeter self-propelled gun in tracked armored chassis. A Maxim Nordenfelt 37 mm “Pom-Pom” Naval Deck gun which participated in the Spanish-American War (this is exempt from NFA) is one of only a few in existence. This sale includes a collection of 1911 semi-automatic Colt 45s - most notable is a Singer pistol. A North American Arms Company limited cal. 45 will bring great interest. A single owner private collection of American Sniper rifles representing almost all models extent is being offered without reserve. It includes an example of a late Gas Trap M1 Garand.
The most notable sporting arms collection in this sale is that of the late and famous sporting arms dealer, William Larkin Moore. This is his private collection and not part of his business stock. In fact, the business stock together with the business since his passing has been very capably managed and is now expanding under the leadership of his two sons, Dan and David Moore. This grouping contains guns which Mr. Moore collected during his lifetime and kept in his personal, private collection. His Fabbri small bore Game gun with engraving by Tomasoni in 20- ga. and superb condition is a fine piece. Sporting rifles in this sale include: a massive four bore H&H double rifle cased with accessories, a Wesley Richards dangerous game double rifle in cal. 375 H&H. A diverse and extraordinary array of sporting shotguns includes Annie Oakley’s personal 12 ga. William Cashmore Boxlock. This gun often used by Annie Oakley was frequently used in a number of photographs of her. Numerous Purdeys include a 20 bore O/U with many special features. A Lebeau Courally 20 bore “Boss Verrees” O/U in excellent condition is one of the many sporting arms from the William Larkin Moore Estate Collection that will be offered.
An offering of American high grade sporting arms includes an 8 bore Parker B Grade Hammer gun believed to be the finest example known. It was made for the Columbian Exhibition in exceptionally fine condition. Another Parker, a GHE 20 ga., once owned by legendary author and Western writer Zane Grey, “His favorite bird gun,” will be up for sale. A private single owner collection of Lefever shotguns includes an excellent conditioned AA Grade 12 ga. an investment quality L.C. Smith A2 16 ga. 2 barrel set in fine condition will be auctioned. Numerous Model 21s include a 410 ga. Winchester Model 21 “Grand American” with extra barrels and special engraving and conceived by Ed Ulrich.
Julia’s final session on Friday includes some of the finest Volcanic pistols that the company has ever handled. An extraordinary cased #1 pistol with 6” barrel in excellent condition, retaining 95% of its original blue will be up for sale. Numerous Henry rifles include a New Haven arms 1st Model 1860 Henry with its original sling. From a private Southern collection of Winchesters is an iconic Nimschke “Bank Note” engraved Winchester M66 with the image of Columbia. Also up for bids is a high relief engraved gold Winchester M66, a Conrad Ulrich signed masterpiece, in top condition.
High art Marlin rifles include a Deluxe Conrad Ulrich engraved exhibition quality M93 in extremely fine condition with gold and platinum inlays. Another beautiful Conrad Ulrich factory engraved Deluxe M93 Marlin Takedown with birds-eye maple stock inscribed to D.M. Hazlelton is a fine piece.
This sale includes the second and final session of the esteemed collection of rare Colts amassed by Steve Ardia. The presentation double cased set of Colt 1860 Army and 1861 Navy Percussion revolvers were presented to Colonel William A. Thornton by Col. Colt. Colonel Thornton, later a Brig. General, was the U.S. Army Inspector and Colt, of course, wished to influence him with a gift of these very special guns. Also from the Ardia Collection is one of the finest known Civil War cased Model 1851 Colt Navy percussion revolver presented to Lt. Col. John C. Whiton, 43rd Mass Vols. is in extraordinarily fine condition.
An offering of ancient high art arms include a Royal Wheelock by Samuel Kluge in Landshut made for either King Charles XI of Sweden or King Christian V of Denmark. This gun was formerly the property of the Rothschild family and is a work of art with ivory inlays, engraved and gold embellished lock, this gun is a superb work of art. In outstanding condition, this rare museum, one of a kind piece made for Royalty is a fine piece. Numerous Henry Derringers include the historic Edwin Forest cased pair of Derringers. Forest was one the most famous actors of the day and before his death, he established the Edwin Forest Home for Aged Actors.
A Julia’s sale always includes some Civil War and particularly Confederate items. One very interesting lot is an excavated archival gun parts from the Dance Brothers Pistol factory in Andersonville, Texas. All arrayed in a shadow box with descriptions. Probably one of the rarest of all Confederate items in this sale is the Krider LeMat Patent Revolver SN 2, the personal revolver of Col. Alexander LeMat, himself, and one of two prototypes.
In this sale, Julia offers a Bell Bowies, a massive true Bowie knife by Bell made in Knoxville, Tennessee. The scabbard on this knife carries the Bell signature. Another Bowies and most recently discovered is the Henry Schively Bowie knife with carved ivory grip. An Indian Carbine captured by the U.S. Army just after the Custer massacre listed on U.S. Ordinance report July 1879 and on display at the Smithsonian Institute from 1906-1931, the gun carries great provenance and collection history. A Peter Kuntz Flintlock engraved Kentucky rifle in very good condition will be for sale.
The 3-volume catalog set is available for $100 by contacting Julia’s at 207-453-7125 (telephone), P.O. Box 830, Fairfield, Maine 04937, 207-453-2502 (fax) or the entire catalog is available free of charge online at www.jamesdjulia.com.
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