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  LOT 3128
Large 19th Century G.L. Bailey & Co. of Portland, Maine Marked 4 Gauge Brass Frame Centerfire Single Shot Waterfowl Shotgun - NSN, 4 bore gauge, 43 1/2 inch part octagon bbl., bright/blue finish, walnut stock. This large 4 bore centerfire breech loading shotgun is marked “G.L. BAILEY & CO.” above “PORTLAND. ME.” and “1250.” on the top flat of the barrel. Gilbert L. Bailey is listed as an active gunmaker located at 42 Exchange St. in Portland, Maine in the late 1800s. An American made large bore shotgun such as this example, chambered for use with 4 gauge (just over 1 inch) centerfire shot shells, would have been intended for use by market hunters to take large numbers of waterfowl, typically shot from out of a small boat across the water. This practice of market hunting for waterfowl would be banned in the early 1900s. The lever on the right unlocks the barrel for loading at the breech, and the left lever is for cocking. Brass frame and buttplate, Schnabel walnut forearm with a straight walnut stock. 13 1/4 inch LOP. Weight 19 lbs. 7 oz. CONDITION: Very good with heavy dark colored patina overall and legible markings. The stock is also very good, with a few repaired cracked areas visible at the wrist, a 1 inch crack on top ahead of the buttplate, and defined edges and fitment. Mechanically needs work as the extractor piece is absent, and the firing pin releases weakly. Estimate: 2,500 - 4,000
   LOT 3129
Antique Factory Engraved Parker Brothers DHE Grade Double Barrel Shotgun - Serial no. 61481, 12 gauge, 30 inch solid rib bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in 1890. Damascus steel barrels with a single bead sight on the matted solid rib, standard markings, 2 1/2 inch chambers with ejectors, and choke constrictions of .033/.033 inches. The casehardened boxlock action features standard DH Grade engraving consisting of floral scroll work surrounding game scenes showing a setter in a field on the right, a brood of pheasants in tall grass on the underside, and a pointer in a field on the left. The gun features double triggers and an automatic safety. Nicely figured,
multi-point checkered forend and pistol grip stock with factory grip cap and Jostam recoil pad. The above configuration is confirmed on page 231 of “Parker Gun
Identification & Serialization” by Price and Fjestad. Stock measurements: 1 3/4 inch drop at comb; 2 11/16 inch drop at heel; 14 1/8 inch length of pull; weight 8 lbs. 3 oz. CONDITION: Fine overall, showing a mostly smooth brown patina with strong patterns on the barrels, original case colors visible in the protected areas with the balance a grey patina, mild handling evidence, some missing varnish on the stock, and overall crisp checkering on the wood. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 1,800 - 2,750
LOT 3130 Factory Engraved Ethan Allen Hinged Breech Double Barrel Shotgun - Serial no. 469, 12 gauge, 26 inch solid rib bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut stock. Manufactured between 1865 and 1871, one of the most fascinating period in American arms development, with only a few hundred built. Blued Damascus steel barrels with a single bead sight on smooth solid rib and the all important hinged breech section. The gun shows nice scroll engraving on the action body, hammers,
and tangs and features double triggers. Highly attractive, multi-point checkered forend and straight grip stock with teardrop carved flats and a smooth steel buttplate. Stock measurements: 2 inch drop at comb; 2 7/16 inch drop at heel; 14 1/4 inch length of pull; weight 7 lbs. 11 oz. CONDITION: Very good, showing a mix of grey and brown patina on the metal surfaces, some dark oxidation in patches, mild handling evidence, and overall crisp checkering on the stock and forend. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 1,400 - 2,250
Engraved C. Brockway Lever Action Hammer Cape Gun - NSN, 12/32 cf cal., 29 3/4 inch solid rib bbl., brown/casehardened finish, hardwood stock. Browned Damascus steel barrels with a blade front and elevation adjustable rear sights on the smooth solid rib. The casehardened hammer backaction shows light scroll engraving with “C. BROCKWAY/BROCKPORT, PA” marked on either lockplate and features double set triggers designed to have one hammer cocked at a time. Nicely flame figured forend and stock with aggressive drop and a crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Good, showing a mix of brown and grey patina on the metal with a few dings and scratches, and worn but well-defined checkering. Mechanically fine. This is a scarce example of an American made cape gun with clear influence from other guns of the time such as Winchester rifles and with a traditional muzzle loader style stock, definitely a piece worthy of any American arms collection. Estimate: 1,400 - 2,250
LOT 3131

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