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UNIQUE, ‘THE GOLDEN GUN’ ONE OF ONLY 3, Presented To Directors Of The Hull Cartridge Company By Weihrauch In 1979 Factory. Gold Plated German Weihrauch HW35E .22 Calibre Break Action Air Rifle With Original August 1980 Edition of Airgun World. AI 645 - AI 645
The Weihrauch name has been associated with solid build quality and reliability for many years. Weihrauch’s range of solid, accurate springers have always been a popular choice for airgunners. In 1979 three Director’s of the Hull Cartridge Company were each presented with a factory 9 carat gold plated HW 35E by Hermann Weihrauch in recognition of their success in boosting UK sales of Weihrauch air guns in the UK. These presentation air rifles are illustrated and described as ‘sensational’ in an article titled ‘The Golden Gun’ in the August 1980 edition of Airgun World (the article and magazine cover are illustrated in image 2. The original magazine accompanies this air rifle). The article describes the presentation trio as ‘unique’ and states that ‘most keen airgunners would pay a fortune’ for them. This is one of those 3 gold plated air rifles from the Ron Fowler collection who received this rifle direct from Hull Cartridge. The rifle has a 22” barrel and measures 47 ½” overall. It has original undamaged Walnut stock with figured cheek piece and rubber shoulder recoil pad. The metal work retains all of its original gold plating. It has sling swivels, a shrouded fore sight & adjustable rear sight all also gold plated. The barrel block is marked with model and calibre detail (illustrated in image 2) and the barrel ‘Hull cartridge’. The rifle features the correct gold plated barrel locking lever and has an adjustable trigger. The rifle cocks loads and fires with a nice tight action. The price for this superb piece includes UK delivery. NB As a post 1939 Air weapon the restrictions of the Crime Reduction Act apply to the sale & delivery of this item. AI 645
£2,000.00

Mid 1800's - Early 1900's German .25 Calibre Smoothbore, Bugelspanner Under Lever Target Air Rifle By Oscar Will, Venuswaffenwerk. Sn 14123 - 14123
The German Bugelspanner Target Air Rifle was produced by Oscar Will Venuswaffenwerk, Zella St, Blasii, Germany from the mid 1800's to early 1900's (see page 254 of A Collectors Guide To Air Rifles by Hiller). This is a .25 Calibre smoothbore variant popular for use at Fairgrounds to fire darts at targets. It is 42" in length with a 20 ½” octagonal barrel. The bore of the barrel is clean. It has a side lever catch that releases the barrel for loading and cocking is achieved by underlever action of the long trigger guard with arm. It has fixed fore and rear sights. The metal frame and lever are nickel or chrome plated. The wood stock has a nickel or chrome plated steel butt plated with markings (illustrated in image 2). The loading and firings action work as they should. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14123
£475.00

MINT, Boxed, Post 1975 Webley Osprey .22 Calibre Side Lever Air Rifle With Accessories. Sn 14185 - 14185
Webley Osprey Air Rifles were introduced in 1975 and manufactured by Webley & Scott at Frankley Industrial Park, Birmingham. This is a near mint example. It is 43 ½” overall with a 19 ½” rifled barrel. It has a shrouded blade fore sight and is side lever loading. The metal work retains all of its original bluing. Its wood work is undamaged and has rubber recoil pad with Webley roundel. It has a dial adjustable rear sight with white highlighted numerals. The barrel block is stamped with .22 Calibre detail, serial number '26518' and ‘Webley & Scott Ltd Birmingham England’. The top of the cylinder is grooved for telescopic sight. Between the grooves it is deeply stamped 'Webley Osprey' highlighted in Gold. The rifle cocks, loads & fires with a strong spring action. The rifle comes with its original foam retail box with cardboard sleeve. The foam liner has perished in place but still serves to protect the rifle and accessories within the sleeve. The sleeve has colourful Webley Osprey labelling and imagery. The box contains an empty 'Marksman' pellet tin and 5 x ‘Cole’s Bisley Shooter’ double bullseye cardboard targets which are clean and unused. The price for this near mint boxed rifle with accessories includes UK delivery. NB As a post 1939 Air Weapon the restrictions of the Crime Reduction Act apply to the sale & delivery of this item. Sn 14185
£375.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 14/09) VERY RARE, Cased, 1908-1910 Britannia 'Improved' Model Break Action .25 Calibre Air Rifle By C.G. Bonehill, Birmingham With Tin Of Champion Special 25 Lead Pellets & Research Information. Sn 14186 - 14186
This is a very rare, Britannia 'Improved' Model Break Action .25 Calibre Air Rifle. These rifles were only made between 1908 & 1910. Dennis Hiller, on page 14 of his book The Collector's Guide To Air Rifles 3rd Edition stated that he has only ever seen 2 of these air rifles. The rifles have an unusual cocking action. The action is broken by pushing forward a release catch on the trigger block and the barrel and cylinder section levered upwards to cock the weapon. A pellet is loaded into the rotating port at the breech. This example is excellent. It has a 19" barrel and measures 44 ½” overall. It has its original undamaged Walnut stock with chequered pistol grip section and a steel butt plate. It has a blade fore sight and adjustable rear sight. Serial number '374' is stamped on the action tang, cylinder arm and cylinder end cap. The left side of the weapon's frame is crisply marked 'The Britannia Air Rifle' with Trademark. The top of the cylinder is crisply marked 'The Improved Model Britannia Air Rifle Patentee & Sole Manufacturer C.G. Bonehill Belmont Firearms Works Birmingham'. The weapon's cocking and firing mechanisms work with a strong spring action. The rifle comes with its original period fitted case. The leather bound, wood case has a leather carry handle and clasp fasteners. It also has a brass lock with 2 keys and protective brass corner caps. Inside the case is lined in green felt and has compartments to fit the rifle and a pellet tin. A ‘Champion Special 25’ pellet tin which was found with the rifle is included. The tin contains a quantity of .25 Calibre lead pellets. The rifle is also accompanied by internet sourced information regarding these air rifles which includes illustrations of parts assembly and period advertisments. Price for this very rare piece includes UK delivery. Sn 14186
£0.00

Early Production, 1936, B.S.A. ‘A’ Series .177 Calibre Underlever Air Rifle 'A' Prefix Serial Number. AI 644 - AI 644
This is an excellent B.S.A. ‘A’ Series .177 Calibre Underlever Air Rifle. These rifles were a follow on from ‘L’ Series Light/ Ladies Patern. Production of the ‘A’ series began on 7th may 1936 and ran until 1939 (see page 27 of Hiller's book The Collector's Guide To Air Rifles). It has all original wood and metal work with ribbed butt and concealed trap. It measures 39 ½” overall with a 17” barrel. It has a blade foresight and adjustable rear sight. The neck of the wood stock has the correct chequered panels with raised 'BSA’ motif. The weapon has the early production 'A' prefix serial number 'A1169' which dates it to 1936. Price includes UK delivery. AI 644
£395.00

RARE, Early Production, 1936, B.S.A. Model No.4 'Club' .177 Calibre Underlever Air Rifle 'C' Prefix Serial Number. AI 643 - AI 643
This is an excellent B.S.A. Model No.4 Aka 'Club' .177 Calibre Underlever Air Rifle. These rifles were a follow on from the 'Club Special' model and are rare as only approx. 3,000 were made in their production run between 1936-1939 (see page 30 of Hiller's book The Collector's Guide To Air Rifles). It has all original wood and metal work with ribbed butt and concealed trap. It measures 43 ¾” overall with a 19 ¼” barrel. It has a blade foresight and adjustable rear sight. The neck of the wood stock has the correct chequered panels with raised 'BSA’ motif. The weapon has the early production 'C' prefix serial number 'C 351' which dates it to 1936. Price for this rare BSA air rifle includes UK delivery. AI 643
£475.00

1962-1966 B.S.A Meteor MK II Near Mint, Boxed, .22 Calibre Break Action Air Rifle 'TA' Prefix Serial Number, Telescopic Sight & Accessories. Sn 13846 - 13846
Birmingham Small Arms introduced the Meteor Air rifle in both .177 & .22 calibre in 1959. MK 1 rifles were produced until 1962 when the MK II model was introduced. MK II production continued until 1968. The small frame rifle is 41 ½” overall with an 18" barrel. This is a near mint example of the MK II Meteor in .22 Calibre. It has a mint undamaged light coloured wood stock with grooved butt end. The metal work is undamaged and retains all of its original blueing. It has a block and blade fore sight. The top of the adjustable rear sight is stamped with the BSA piled arms logo and the top of the cylinder forward of its 2 raised scope mounts is crisply electroplated 'BSA Meteor' with stylised arrow logo. The rifle's serial number 'TA16313' is stamped on the underside of the barrel block. The 'TA' prefix serial number dates the rifle to between 1962 and 1966 (see page 39 of Collector's Guide to Air Rifles By Hiller). The top of the barrel is stamped ‘BSA Guns Ltd England’ together with ‘.22 Cal’ and BSA piled arms logo. The barrel's bore is clean with crisp rifling and it cocks and fires as it should with a strong spring action. The rifle comes with its original cardboard retail box which contains its original pressed cardboard inserts to protect the rifle & original accessories which accompanied the rifle when it was 1st bought. The exterior of the box has colourful BSA labelling and imagery. The edges of the box have become detached but still holds the rifle securely with the assistance of a string loop. The edges of the box could easily be rejoined. The box contains its original telescopic sight with plastic coated body and integral sight mounts & metal target holder which contains 3 original BSA competition bullseye targets which are clean and unused. The price for this near mint boxed rifle with original accessories includes UK delivery. NB As a post 1939 Air rifle, the restrictions of the Crime Reduction Act apply to the sale and delivery of this item. Sn 13846
£495.00

1946-1949, B.S.A Cadet .177 Calibre Break Action Air Rifle. Sn 13815 - 13815
This is a B.S.A Cadet .177 Calibre Air Rifle. It has a ‘B’ prefix serial number ‘B67754’ which dates it to between 1946-1949 (see Page 34 of Hiller’s Book 'The Collectors Guide to Air Rifles'). The woodwork is undamaged undamaged condition and the metal retains some of its original finish. It has a 15" clean rifled barrel and measures 37 ½” overall. It has a winged blade fore sight and fixed rear sight. The stock is crisply impressed with the BSA Legend (illustrated). The loading and firing actions work as they should. 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 13815
£195.00

RARE, MATCHING NUMBERS, C1920 German Oscar Will ‘Tell’ .177 Calibre Break Action Air Rifle. Sn 13756 - 13756
This is an excellent early original example of the Tell air rifle made C1920 by the German manufacturer Oscar Will (see pages 153,185 & 205 of Hiller’s book ‘The Collectors Guide To Air Rifles’) . It has its original wood stock with steel butt plate and its original blue finish has even patina. Its 17 ½” round barrel is stepped to octagonal near to the breech. It has an adjustable trigger and is fitted with blade fore sight and fixed ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. It measures 40” overall. The top of the barrel is marked with the ‘Tell’ signature. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘2235’ & the underside of the cylinder has matching number. The rifle’s loading and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13756
£295.00

1959-1965, B.S.A. Airsporter MK II, .22 Calibre Under Lever Air Rifle With Correct Crisp Electroplated Cylinder Marking. Sn 13809 - 13809
An excellent condition B.S.A, MK II Airsporter, .22 Calibre Air Rifle. It is serial number GD17164 which dates it to between 1959-1965 (see Page 49 of Hillers Book 'A Collectors Guide to Air Rifles'). The wood stock with ribbed butt and metal work are in excellent undamaged condition. The top of the air chamber is correctly marked with the ' B.S.A. Airsporter' gold coloured electroplated legend and is grooved for telescopic sight. It has a shrouded fore sight and flip up rear sight. The top of the barrel is crisply stamped with 'B.S.A. Guns Ltd, England, .22 Cal' and with the B.S.A 'stacked rifles' logo. It is under lever cocking. It has a clean bore with crisp rifling and the loading and firing action works perfectly. 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 13809
£495.00
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