Unique Historic, Sporting, and Military Surplus Firearms You Can Find at SARCO

Unique Historic, Sporting, and Military Surplus Firearms You Can Find at SARCO

Nov 29th 2023

We’ve just added a whole bunch of unique sporting, historic, and military surplus firearms on our website, some of which are in pretty good condition despite being as old as they are.

Check out some of these rare finds.

Ruger No. 1 (.458 Win Mag)

This one’s in excellent condition, and it’s a top choice for a sporting arm. This single-shot rifle features a beautiful walnut stock, blued hardware, and has iron sights, although it’s also set up for an optic.

Ruger No.1 rifles are built with extremely strong, yet simple-to-operate falling block actions. They’re tops for hunters, and this one (pictured above), chambered in .458 Win Mag, brings enough firepower to hunt just about any game on the planet. It’s expressly suitable for Africa’s Big Five.

Yamamoto Pointer (12ga)

Here’s your chance to get a rare, manufactured-in-Japan sporting arm. This Yamamoto Pointer 12ga has a 29” barrel and full chokes. There’s some wear on the stock but it’s not bad.

The choke is fixed, so be aware of that - but this gun will produce a unique challenge if you take it for sporting clays or bird hunting.

BRNO Model 2 (.22LR)

This BRNO Model 2 is missing the bolt, buttplate, and magazine, but if you can find a new mag and bolt, you can get a new plinking rifle for a steal, at this price.

T.S. Boutagy SXS (12ga)

This T.S. Boutagy SXS 12ga was made in Belgium. It has a 30” barrel and 2 ¾” chambers, and double triggers. It’s seen better days, with some scratches and cracks in the stock, but it could make a great restoration project or wall hanger, especially at this price point.

Yugo M48A (8mm)

                        Military Surplus Firearms

The M48A was a Yugoslavian-designed and built service rifle that was issued to the Yugoslavian People’s Army during the 1950s. It took its influence from both the Belgian M24 and German 98k, as evidenced by the fact that it’s chambered in 8mm Mauser.

Over a million M48 variants were built. This M48A needs a new bolt release and has a crack on the stock, but is in otherwise decent condition. See the link in this section for additional pictures and details.

Marlin 88 (.22LR)

This Marlin 88 in .22LR is perfect for someone looking for a project (or if you need parts). The 88 was produced between 1948 and 1956, so this one’s a real antique, and it’s a bit worse for wear. You can see from the pictures on the page that it needs a lot of work, and it’s missing the mag tube and bolt. But, at $100, you can’t beat the price, and you might even be able to restore it.

Baikal IJ-18 (12ga)

Baikal IJ-18 12ga shotguns were made in the USSR at the Izhevsk Mechanical Plant beginning in 1964, and modern versions are still produced in Russia.

This is a single-shot, break-action, hammerless takedown shotgun, in overall good condition. Perfect as a collectible shotgun or a wall hanger, or who knows - we’re selling it as is, but you can take it to a gunsmith and if it checks out, you might be able to make a sporting gun out of it.

Iver Johnson Champion (12ga)

Since 1873, Iver Johnson has been a respected name in the world of sporting arms, and this single-shot 12ga Iver Johnson Champion is a testament to the company’s reputation.

This model is in fairly good condition, and has a 30” barrel. There’s a small chip in the buttplate and the stock is worn but in overall acceptable shape.

Remington 1903A3 (.30-06)

                           Military Surplus Firearms

If you’re looking for military surplus firearms, this is one of the best finds in our collection. It is a Remington 1903A3 that was originally a drill gun but is now a functioning firearm.

It is a true gem from our collection, and though the stock is a little bit worn, the action is in beautiful shape. It comes with a canvas sling, too.

Chambered in .30-06 Springfield, you can sporterize this rifle and make it into a competition gun or take it in the field.

Winchester Model 24 (16ga)

The Winchester Model 24 was produced between 1939 and 1958, making this a rare antique. This SXS features dual triggers, 2 ¾” chambers, and a walnut stock. The chokes are M/C on 26” barrels. The stock is worn but in good condition and the bores are in OK condition, too.

Plus, it’s a 16ga, which, as some have observed, “carries like a 20, hits like a 12.” It would make a great addition to your collection.

Lee-Enfield No.1 MK3 (.303)

Another great military surplus firearm from our collection, this Lee-Enfield No. 1 MK3 rifle. It’s not in the best shape, wear is obvious, and it’s missing the mag. But it is still a rare piece of history, one of the most infamous rifles ever produced, and can make a unique addition to your collection.

Discover More Rare Historical, Sporting, and Military Surplus Firearms in Our Collection

This is only a small sampling of the many rare historical and military surplus firearms that are in our collection, in addition to a wide range of sporting arms, some of which are in very good condition.

Take a look through our collection via the links in this post, come visit us at 50 Hilton Street in Easton, Pennsylvania, if you’re in our area, or get in touch with us at 610-250-3960 if you have any questions about anything you see here.