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Glad to hear John had it with the gun


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For a copy of my book on engraved Savage lever actions rifles send a check for $80 to; David Royal, p.o. box 1271, Pinedale, Wy., 82941. I will sign and inscribe the book for you.
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I just did a search for Lewis Gun Collectors and the first thing that came up was, "16 Awesome Firearms in the Jerry Lewis Collection". I never knew he was a gun enthusiast?


I'm not greedy, I just want one of each.

Remember Ira Hayes

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Southern WI, I believe that pistol was available at the KC MVACA Show about 15 years ago. I examined it and the damaged "bevel" of the front of the slide was unusual. If I remember correctly, it may have had a slight bulge in the barrel. I bought one, went back for this one and it was gone.

Oddly, Simmons' 1981 Gun Digest article shows two listings for 166056, both identifying it as a Portuguese Contract, the second also identifying correct Acceptance and Shipped dates and Savage Arms Co.. Pretty sure he made a typo smile


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Savage1907, You had a shot at it back in '68 too! wink
You probably have some others on the sale bill.

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Was just about to post this same ad 😊 👍


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Ive had a few interesting ones... best one I can remember...had an 1899H with flame checkering and stippled frame with A engraving and a signature (not just a name but a signature) engraved on the bottom... the letter said the gun was "shipped" to the advertising department. The name on the gun, Charles Everett Beane, was a gun writer from the early 1900s that is seen in several advertisements holding an 1899 (though only a long gun). Some searching here will find previous post from many years ago.

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I like to think of provenance as the confirmation of the story. They say buy the gun, not the story. But, if I like it, and it’s in my means at the time, I buy it. I was tickled when I got the K with the Noske side mount, when most others held their noses. When a search showed it was sold to Joe Mora, I got to be tickled all over again, and it doesn’t smell that bad. I’ll buy the gun for what I think it’s worth and be happy. Then if provenance comes along to confirm the story, I get to be happy all over again!

Drew, I’d be ecstatic just to see that rifle!


I'm not greedy, I just want one of each.

Remember Ira Hayes

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