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I've seen some interesting auctions on gunbroker the last month or so and I wondered if many of you had seen them too and wondered what you thought.

I really liked these two Mausers and thought someone got a good price on them. Any idea on who did the work?

Mauser #1

Mauser # 2


And I was following this 1903 Springfield, I thought it went kind of high, again any idea who did the work?

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The same seller with the 1903 had few other custom rifles from the same estate possibly by the same maker.

Springfield Trapdoor sporter

Krag sporter

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That magazine door latch on the Krag is about the coolest thing I've seen in while.

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I thought so too, but I think the skeletonized hammer on the trapdoor is pretty neat as well.

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I'm certainly no expert on IDing the makers, but the Krag has some similarities to stocks made by John Hutton, particularly the cheek piece.

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I was watching on Gunbroker a I Hollis & Sons sxs 10 gauge hammer gun [1885] that was being sold as a wall hanger it appeared to be just dirty and off face, on an impulse I bid on it and won. [$255] It turned out to be a very high grade gun and cleaned up excellent plus. welded the hook and put it back on face. Every once in a while you get lucky. One very interesting thing was the engraving on a 10.5 pd. gun which is quails and pheasants with pointers.The rib is engraved I Hollis & sons London Finest damascus Prize Field Gun

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Please post some pictures of your find on the main forum. I would love to see it. I'm envious of people that patiently search for and eventually find such treasures at great deals like that.


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I watched that Springfield too, and had an itch to bid until things went nuts toward the end. I don't know who built it, but it tickled my spidey-sense that it was someone I should've recognized. Geez I wish Michael were here- my education was just getting started.

There were two other nifty Springfield sporters early this week- a pretty M2 and a .22 K-Hornet conversion, from the same seller. I don't know how to retrieve the auctions or post links unfortunately. I was wondering if someone here snagged either of them. They too triggered my spidey-sense.

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I thought this was sweet
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I would have cut it to a normal length with an ebony tip on the forend.

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Originally Posted By: Marks_21
I thought this was sweet
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I would have cut it to a normal length with an ebony tip on the forend.

Wow, good for the seller, just a bit overpriced for the buyer. IMO

How was it determined that it was a Paul Jaeger rifle? Seems to me you have to take that on face value. No checkering? Mismatched engraving? Average quality stock work? PJ, I think not. Certainly not at nearly $1900

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