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Shooting Industry January 2013 - Page 65
UPDATED! 30th Anniversary SHOT Show Auction T he 30th anniversary SHOT Show auction features a pair of Smith & Wesson handguns, a Winchester Model 70 rifle, a Doug Turnbull TAR-10 rifle and a one-of-a-kind knife by Canal Street Cutlery. Smith & Wesson introduced its first semiautomatic handgun in 1913: the Model 1913 .35 Automatic Pistol. The SHOT Show auction commemorates these 100 years by pairing a Model 1913 in new condition with a modern, appropriately engraved S&W Model 1911. The pristine Model 1913 .35 auto is certified as in “New Condition” by Smith & Wesson historian Roy Jinks. The historic handgun will include the original box and owner’s manual, and a specially prepared history of the Model 1913 written and signed by Jinks. A factory-engraved Model 1911 represents the modern end of the century of manufacturing history. The high bidder for the pair of handguns will be invited to Smith & Wesson headquarters to meet with Jinks and company executives and, if the buyer so desires, will have his/her initials engraved on the 1911’s triggerguard. The handguns will be on display at the Smith & Wesson booth, #13731. Saluting 100 Years To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Winchester Model 70, the company produced 500 limited edition Model 70 Jack O’Connor Tribute rifles to honor outdoor writer Jack O’Connor. The rifles sold out quickly, but Winchester set aside the last gun for this auction. The rifle is hand-engraved by Baron Engraving, and features a whitetail buck on the buttplate, a rendition of the North American Sheep “Grand Slam” on the magazine floorplate and O’Connor’s signature in gold on the triggerguard. The receiver includes the following engraved inscription: “If the hunter does his part, the .270 will not let him down.” The SHOT Show Tribute rifle is equipped with a new Leupold Mountaineer (O’Connor’s preferred scope) and Leupold rings and mounts. The rifle may be viewed at the Winchester booth, #15929. Winchester Jack O’Connor Tribute Rifle Last Of Limited Editions Turnbull Manufacturing produces state-of-the-art, carbon steel .308 semiautomatic rifles, and presents serial number “TAR001” of the new model as a 2013 SHOT Show rifle. The upper and lower are made from 8620 carbon steel that has been color case hardened with the Turnbull bone charcoal process. The barrel and chamber is chrome lined. The gun has been engraved by Adams and Adams, and features gold inlay. The stock, forend and pistol grip are select walnut by Lucent Solutions. The rifle may be viewed at the GunBroker.com booth, #15147. Turnbull Mfg. .308 TAR-001 State-Of-The-Art Rifle Smith & Wesson Model 1911 & Model 1913 The 2013 SHOT Show knife is serial #001 of the new Canal Street Cutlery Highland Skinner. This collectible was designed by Oleh Stecyk. The 8 5/8-inch skinner features a stabilized presentation-grade Musk Ox handle, D2 blade steel, mirror-polished, double-taper, flat-grind, belt edge, with razor buff, wet-formed, full-grain leather sheath and a presentation case. The knife is hand-and-laser engraved in a hunting heritage theme by Baron Engraving. The knife may be viewed at the Canal Street Cutlery booth, #2048. NEW BUSINESS YEAR EXTRA 2013 • www.shootingindustry.com Handsome Skinner Each of these unique collector items is available exclusively on www.GunBroker.com. SHOT Show attendees may place their bids at the GunBroker.com booth, #15147. Bidding closes at 2 p.m. on the final day of the SHOT Show, Friday, Jan. 18. Canal Street Cutlery Highland Skinner 65