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   LOT 1208
Exceptional and Highly Desirable U.S. Springfield Model 1899 Krag-Jorgensen Bolt Action Carbine - Serial no. 287892, 30-40 Krag cal., 22 inch round bbl., blue/ casehardened finish, walnut stock. The distinctive Springfield Model 1899 carbines were the final variants of the famous Krag-Jorgensen rifles made for the U.S. Military by Springfield Armory before the armory switched over to the Model 1903. Around 36,000 of these carbines were manufactured. These differ from the earlier carbines in the use of a 2 inch long stock and moving the barrel band forward 2 inches as well. They used a variety of different sights, and the handguards vary depending on the sight used. They are hard to find in high
condition and original configuration like this carbine which dates to 1900 and has a matching “JSA/1900” cartouche, the standard Springfield markings, a pinned blade front sight, a “C” stamped 1898 pattern adjustable notch rear sight graduated out to 2,000 yards, the rarer small cocking knob with knurling, and a takedown cleaning rod in the stock. CONDITION: Excellent overall with 95% plus original blue and casehardened finish, minor storage marks, some brightness around the front sight, and distinct markings on the excellent wood, including the cartouche. Mechanically excellent and nearly impossible to improve upon. Provenance: The Allan Cors Collection; Property of a Gentleman. Estimate: 4,500 - 6,500 LOT 1209 Documented Remington-Lee Model 1899 Bolt Action Rifle Formally of the Remington Factory Collection with Bayonet - Serial no. 102205, 30 Army (30-40 Krag) cal., 29 1/2 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. This is a very fine example of a Remington-Lee Model 1899 bolt action rifle. Smokeless powder .30-40 caliber Michigan issued rifles are found in the 100001 to 102200 serial number range with this example made right after the finish of that contract, bearing serial number 102205. Of interesting note, Rock Island Auction Company previously sold a different example of a Remington-Lee Model 1899 with the same exact duplicate serial number as this example although with standard sights and a differently shaped handguard (reference lot 1230, auction 81). A possible explanation is that this gun may have not originally passed factory quality inspection and was held back as a factory test piece with experimental sights and was subsequently retained for the factory museum collection, with another duplicate numbered gun made in its place. This rifle has standard Remington Arms Co. receiver markings. The Krag-Jorgensen type rifle rear sight has a base graduated from 100 to 400 yards and a ladder graduated to 2,000 yards, with filled in mounting holes and redrilled and tapped mounting holes for this sight visible on top of the barrel beneath the sight base. The top of the barrel ahead of the handguard is marked “30 U.S.A.” The bolt body and extractor are both numbered “498”, and the bolt head is numbered “180”. The detachable box magazine has three grooves and is numbered “641” on the right. Mounted on a smooth straight grip stock, with handguard and crescent buttplate. The top of the buttplate has two added drilled and tapped holes with one filled with a screw and the other empty, possibly for use with some form of a peep sight. Information on these rifles can be found in Eugene Myszkowski’s book “The Remington-Lee Rifle” pages 53-62 and 98, and a list of Lee rifles known to have resided in Remington factory museum collection can be found on pages 75-77 in which this example is listed by its serial number as museum inventory number “183” on page 76. “327” is stamped in the stock to the right of the trigger. Two small pin-sized holes and a rectangular outline reside on the bottom of the buttstock area where a Remington collection brass inventory tag once resided. Includes a Remington bayonet. CONDITION: Very fine, retains 99% factory quality refinished blue finish, with some edge wear to some of the markings and a few patches of light pitting visible underneath the finish. Stock is also very fine with some scattered light handling marks, the mentioned pin-sized holes for a collection tag, and defined edges. One absent screw on top of the buttstock, and absent rear barrel band screw. Mechanically excellent. Included bayonet is very good. The Remington Factory Collection; Property of a Gentleman Estimate: 2,000 - 3,500
LOT 1210
Exceptional U.S. Springfield Model 1898 Krag- Jorgensen Bolt Action Rifle with Bayonet - Serial no. 389744, 30 Army (30-40 Krag) cal., 30 inch round
bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in 1902. Blade front and folding ladder rear sight, standard markings on the oil-quenched receiver, blue finished barrel and barrel bands,
niter blue extractor, and bright bolt with knurled cocking piece. Smooth straight grip stock with grasping grooves, “”77” above a circled script “P” proof stamped behind the trigger guard, boxed script “JSA/1902” inspection cartouche stamped on the left wrist of the attractive figured walnut stock, and a smooth, blue steel buttplate. Includes an “1898” dated M1892 bayonet stamped “LR/65” on the grip panel, metal scabbard, M1887 brown leather sling, and three-piece cleaning rod and oiler in buttstock. CONDITION: Excellent, retains 90% plus original blue finish, 95% oil-quenched casehardened finish, 95% fiery niter blue finish on the extractor, bright bolt with some light freckling on the knob, the buttplate mostly turned to a smooth gray patina with some patches of mild pitting, and sharp edges and markings in the metal overall. Stock is also excellent with attractive grain, a few light handling marks, and defined edges, grasping grooves and stampings. Mechanically excellent. Included bayonet and scabbard are very fine. Provenance: Richard Peters, USMC, Reserves Law Enforcement, a Gentleman. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000
LOT 1211 U.S. Springfield Model 1899 Krag-Jorgensen Bolt Action Carbine - Serial no. 357994, 30 Army (30-40 Krag) cal., 22 inch round bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut stock. The serial number correctly falls into the carbine serial number range (222609-362256). It features a blade front sight in a raised mount, elevation and windage adjustable folding ladder rear sight graduated 1-5 on the “C” marked base and 1-23 on the “C” marked ladder. “MODEL 1899.” and standard left side receiver markings, smooth straight wrist half stock marked with a boxed script “JSA/1901” (J. Sumnar Adams) inspection cartouche, high hump handguard, single barrel band, and curved toe steel buttplate with a trapdoor compartment. CONDITION: Very fine, retains 90% plus arsenal refurbished blue and casehardened finishes. The stock is excellent with some light handling marks, distinct edges and an exceptionally crisp cartouche. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 1,800 - 2,750

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