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SOLD SOLD (13/06) 1963-1975 Webley 'MK 3 Supertarget' Aka Model No.2, .177 Calibre Under Lever, Air Rifle With Target Sights. Sn 15161 - 15161
The Webley Mark 3 Supertarget also known as the Webley Model No.2 was introduced in 1963 and production finished around 1975 ( see Pages 245 of Hillers Book 'A Collectors Guide to Air Rifles'). The woodwork and metal work of this example are in excellent original condition. It has an 18 ¼” rifled barrel and measures 43" overall. The wood stock is inlaid with 'Webley' disc and has a ribbed butt. The top of the air chamber is correctly marked with the Webley name and Birmingham address together with Mark 3 & Supertarget model detail (illustrated). The loading port is marked with '.177' calibre detail. It is under lever cocking & has an adjustable aperture rear Target sight together with shrouded target foresight. The rifle is serial number 'A2656'. The loading and firing actions work perfectly. Price includes UK delivery. NB as a post 1939 Air Weapon the restrictions of the Crime Reduction Act regarding the sale and delivery of this weapon apply. Sn 15161
£0.00

VERY RARE, MINT, DELUXE, Cased, 1953-83, German, Walther LP 53 .177 Calibre, Air Pistol & Accessories. Sn 15080 - 15080
The LP53 (Luft pistole/ Air Pistol) was produced between 1953 and1983. It is a .177 calibre air pistol with the same design lines as Walther's famous .22 LR Olympia target pistol. The LP53 is all metal with beautifully formed brown plastic grip panels. Movie posters for early James Bond films show Bond holding an LP 53 or Olympia pistol instead of his usual service PPK. This example is in near mint condition with excellent finish to the metalwork and plastic contoured grips with Walther banners. It has target sights and is stamped on the left side of the frame with the Walther banner and patent detail 'LP Mod 53 Cal 4.5 (.177)' together with 'Walther Patent Made In Germany' & serial number '05761'. The pistol functions perfectly and is contained in its original very rare to find red silk and felt lined deluxe wood case with hinged lid and clasp fasteners. The case is covered with a black leatherette and impressed with silver Walther banner. The case has its original leather carry handle. The silk lining has its original silver Walther banner. The case contains its original wood cocking aid 2 spare rear sight plates, 1 spare fore sight and a Bulldog pellet tin which contains a small quantity of .177 calibre lead pellets. The accessories are all held in place in their original contoured compartments and slots. The price for this deluxe LP53 set with connection to the iconic Bond series of movies includes UK delivery. NB as a post 1939 air weapon the restrictions of the Crime Reduction Bill regarding sale and delivery of this item apply. Sn 15080
£745.00

SOLD SOLD (11/06) WORLD’S SMALLEST* MINT* 1927-1935, German, VenusWaffenfabrik Tell II .177 Calibre Break Action Air Pistol. Sn 14953 - 14953
Venus Waffenfabrik of Mehlis Germany produced the Tell II Air pistol between 1927 & 1935. It is made of tin plate and measured 5 ½” overall length. It was advertised as 'The World's smallest spring piston Air Pistol' (see pages 157 & 158 of The Collectors Guide To Air Pistols by Hiller). Its unique concentric design made it the Father of several full size Air Pistols. Before cocking the pistol, a lever is swung out from the rear of the grip to afford mechanical advantage while cocking is performed. The Pistols were only made in No 1 Bore/ .177 calibre. This Tell II .177 Air pistol is in near mint condition with original finish throughout. Its original flat chequered wood grips are in similar excellent undamaged condition. The top of the compression cylinder is correctly stamped by the manufacturer 'D.R.G.M Tell II D.R.P' including the Venus Waffenfabrik factory combined 'V & W ' designation. The folding back strap is also correctly stamped 'MAC Made in Germany'. Price for this air pistol which led the way for the modern Air Pistol includes UK delivery. Sn 14953
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (18/05) RARE, 1940’s Produsit Ltd Birmingham Thunderbolt Junior (Big Chief) .177 Calibre Break Action Air Pistol. Sn 14989 - 14989
Produsit Ltd of 78 Lombard Street, Birmingham 12 produced approx. 8,000 of these air pistols in the 1940’s. Although named the ‘Thunderbolt Junior’ they were marketed as ‘Big Chief’ air pistols. Very few of these air pistols are thought to have survived (see page 166 of The Collectors Guide To Air Pistols by Hiller). This is a rare to find example in .177 calibre. It is in excellent condition & retains its original blued finish. It has its original undamaged brown Bakelite grips embossed with stylised Thunderbolt and designation ‘Thunderbolt Junior Made In England’. The pistol's cocking mechanism with sprung release lever in the grip strap is nice & strong & it shoots as it should. It has an 6 ¼” rifled barrel (7” overall). There are no visible external serial numbers or other manufacturer marks on this pistol. The price for this rare air pistol includes UK delivery. Sn 14989
£0.00

MINT, Boxed, 1980’s West Germany FB Record (BARTHELMS, FRITZ) Record Jumbo .177 Calibre 'Top Lever' Air Pistol With Original Trade Pamphlet. Sn 14957 - 14957
The Company FB Record was founded by Fritz Barthelms in 1948. Production of airguns began in the late 1960s. In the 1980s, the Record brand began to include more substantial and interesting air pistols. The strangely named Jumbo features one of the most interesting mechanisms in the airgun field, a very compact concentric piston design with 'top lever' cocking action. This is a near mint fully functioning example of the Record Jumbo. Its metal work retains its original finish. Its wood grips are undamaged. The pistol is crisply marked by the manufacturer 'FB Record', 'Cal .177) and 'Made In West Germany'. It is serial number 09540. The pistol has a safety catch to the left side of the frame and it loads and fires perfectly. The pistol is complete with its original green cardboard box sleeve with’ FB Record Jumbo’ detail and contoured polystyrene box with removable lid which snugly fits the pistol. Also included is the pistol’s original illustrated trade pamphlet. The price includes UK delivery. NB As a post 1939 Air Weapon the restrictions of the Crime Reduction Act apply to the sale and delivery of this item. Sn 14957
£275.00

RARE, Late 1800s American, Henry Quackenbush / Pope Brothers USA Nickel Plated Steel & Brass .22 Calibre Single Shot Bolt Action Bicycle Air Pistol / Rifle. Sn 14956 - 14956
Not much is known about these air pistols. It appears that the design of this early air pistol was first patented by the American Henry Quackenbush in 1874 and manufactured by Quackenbush under licence for the American Company Pope Bros who were involved in the cycle making industry. Early examples did not have the bolt action and rod cocking feature but were cocked and loaded by moving the barrel forward cocking the weapon and opening the breech (see pages 138 & 139 of The Collectors Guide To Air Pistols by Hiller). These pistols were known as ‘Bicycle Pistols’. The grip and receiver are cast iron and the barrel brass. The pistol retains much of its original factory nickel plating. It is cocked by compressing a steel rod in front of the cylinder which cocks the weapon. A pellet is loaded into the barrel by means of a bolt at the breech. The pistol has a small steel trigger, fixed fore and rear sights & the back of the grip is holed for wire shoulder stock which was sold as an accessory (our example is without wire shoulder stock). There are no external numbers or manufacturer marks on this example. The pistol cocks, loads and fires as it should. The price for this rare piece of American airgun history includes UK delivery. Sn 14956
£425.00

Boxed, Post WW2 To 1958 'The Webley Mark 1' .177 Calibre Air Pistol With Part Of Its Original Instruction Pamphlet. Sn 14995 - 14995
This is an excellent 'The Webley Mark I Air Pistol'. These pistols were manufactured at the Webley Birmingham 4 factory post WW2 To 1958. Production continued at their Handsworth factory into the 1960's. (See pages 71 to 73 of Bruce's book Webley Air Pistols). It has excellent undamaged metal work with all of it's original finish and superb black chequered grips embossed with the 'Webley ' embossed signature. The left side of the cylinder is stamped 'The Webley Mark I Made In England' highlighted in original white paint. The left side also has the correct oil hole marked 'Oil' with arrow indicator highlighted in original white paint. The right side of the cylinder is marked 'Webley & Scott Ltd Birmingham 4' pre 1958 manufacturers detail together with the correctly abbreviated 'Webley Patents'. It has an adjustable rear sight & the barrel strap beneath the blade fore sight is stamped 'MK 1 .177'. The front of the cylinder is stamped with serial / batch number '1363'. The rear of the cylinder is correctly marked 'Do not remove'. The pistol cocks and fires with a strong spring action. The pistol is contained in its original Webley labelled box which is undamaged and bears Webley pistol imagery, trademark and Birmingham 4 address. The inside of the lid has its original illustrated instructions for use. The box contains an illustrated page from its original instruction pamphlet. The price includes UK delivery. NB The restrictions of the Crime Reduction Act apply to the sale & delivery of this item. Sn 14995
£275.00

RARE, 1909-1914 Westley Richards 'Highest Possible' 1907 Patent Factory Nickel Plated .177 Calibre Break Action Air Pistol. Sn 15056. - 15056
Westley Richards patented their 'Highest Possible' Air Pistol in 1907. They were marketed between 1909 & 1914 (see page 584 of The Blue Book Of Airguns By Beeman & Allen). This is a rare to find fully functioning example in .177 calibre. It retains most of its original factory nickel plating & has its original Westley Richards ‘WR’ monogram brown bakelite grips. The pistol's cocking mechanism with sprung release lever in the grip strap is nice & strong & it shoots as it should. It has a 9" rifled barrel (11 ½” overall). The left side of the cylinder is crisply marked ' Westley Richards 'Highest Possible Air Pistol'. The left side of the frame is crisply stamped 'Westley Richards & Coy London W'. The inside of the frame is numbered '238'. The price for this piece of Air Pistol History includes UK delivery. Sn 15056
£945.00

SOLD SOLD (08/05) 1920’s B.S.A. Improved Model D .177 Calibre Underlever Air Rifle With Pistol Grip Stock & Flip Up Aperture Sight. Sn 15067 - 15067
This is a very good original BSA Improved Model D Air Rifle (see page 25 of the book ‘A Collectors Guide To Air Rifles’ By Hiller). These rifles were made with both straight hand and pistol grip stocks. This example has its original pistol grip wood stock with correct chequered panels and steel butt plate. The stock is marked with initials ‘GJ’ on both sides, most likely the initials of a previous owner. One side of the stock has the BSA name and stacked rifles trademark. It has a 19 ½” clean rifled barrel and measures 42 ¾” overall. It has a blade foresight and adjustable dial rear sight and additional flip up aperture sight. The metal work has even patina throughout. The air cylinder is marked with BSA name address and model designation. The left side of the weapon bears the serial number '29278'. The loading port is marked ‘Load’ and with the BSA stacked rifles trademark. The loading tap has patent detail ‘Patent 8246/06’. The rifle cocks, loads & fires as it should with a strong spring action. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 15067
£0.00

1925 B.S.A. Standard No. 1 Model (Aka 'L' Or Light/ Ladies Model) .177 Calibre Under Lever Air Rifle. Sn 14944 - 14944
This is an excellent B.S.A. Standard No. 1 Model 177 calibre, under lever air rifle. Also known as the 'L' or Ladies/ Light model it measures 39 ½” overall with a 17" rifled barrel. It’s original wood stock has chequered panels at the pistol grip and has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. It has a ribbed butt with trap. The rifle has a blade fore sight and adjustable dial rear sight. The metal work is undamaged with original blue finish and is crisply stamped with the correct 'L' prefix serial number on the trigger block 'L26443' which dates it to 1925 (see page 27 of the Collectors Guide to Air Rifles By Hiller). The cylinder has faint electroplated BSA name and address. It loads and fires as it should with a strong spring action. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14944
£375.00
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