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1930's 3rd Series Webley Service MK II .22 Calibre Air Rifle. Sn 11261 - 11261
This is a very good, original 1930’s 3rd Series Webley Service Mark II Air Rifle in .22 Calibre. These rifles introduced C1935 had a modified centrally mounted flip up aperture rear sight, an improvement on the earlier Type 1 & Type 2 side mounted Webley Service sights (see Chapter 2 of Thrale's book Webley Air Rifles 1925-2005). The trigger guard of the rifle is stamped with serial number ‘10543’. The left side of the cylinder is stamped 'WEBLEY SERVICE AIR RIFLE MK II MANUFACTURED BY WEBLEY & SCOTT LTD, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND’ and with the Webley 'winged pellet logo'. The barrel is stamped '.22 CALIBRE'. It has the Great Britain, USA, Spain, Germany and Canada 1925 patents stamped on the Right Side of the air chamber. It also has the correct patent Number '371548'.' Its original wood stock is excellent and undamaged with chequered panels at the wrist & undamaged ribbed horn butt plate. It has its correct original centrally mounted flip up rear sight, dial adjustable sight, block and blade fore sight & push button barrel retaining catch. The rifle loads and fires as it should with a strong spring action. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 11261
£595.00

Scandinavian Military Remington 1864-1868 Patent 10.7 x 57R Krag Peterson Obsolete Calibre Rolling Block Rifle. Sn 11419:20 - 11419:20
Remington Rolling Block rifles and carbines were breech-loading weapons produced from the mid-1860s into the early 20th century by E. Remington and Sons (later Remington Arms Company). The action was extremely strong, and could easily withstand the increased pressure of the new smokeless powders coming into use by the late 1880s. This type of rifle was used in the Franco/Prussian War, Egyptian War 1882 and The Sudanese War 1884-85. All Scandinavian Remington rolling block rifles were made under license in Sweden and Norway. This is an excellent original Military Remington 1864-68 Patent 'Rolling Block' rifle. The action and barrel have small ‘E’ inspection marks. The barrel bands have small 'B' inspection marks. The action tang is marked with Remington’s 1864-1868 Patent detail (illustrated). It has a 35” barrel (50” overall), an external hammer, block & blade fore sight and ladder rear sight. It is fitted with bayonet bar, sling swivels steel clearing rod and curved steel butt plate. The metal is undamaged and has nice patina throughout. The bore is clean with well defined rifling. The woodwork is all original with no damage. The stock is impressed with cartouche and number ‘789’ (illustrated). The loading and firing actions work as they should. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this rifle in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 11419:20
£745.00

RESERVED RESERVED QUALITY, English, Porter,16 Bore, Double Barrel Muzzle Loading Flintlock Shotgun With Damascus Barrels, 1811 Birmingham Sterling Silver Mounts & Ram Rod. A 590 - A 590
This is an early 19th Century English double barrel shotgun. It has all original Walnut furniture with finely chequered wrist and void silver disc escutcheon in excellent condition. The quality made shotgun with double 82cm long, 16 bore Damascus steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. The bores have staining and residue consistent with age. The barrels have silver bands and roundels at the breech. The action tang and trigger guard with extended tang & pineapple finial have foliate engraved decoration. The pineapple finial has Birmingham 1811 sterling silver hallmarks. Both side plates are engraved with game birds in the field scenes and signed by the maker or retailer ‘Porter’ (a number of gun makers named Porter are recorded as working in both London & the Provinces during the 1800’s). It is complete with brass capped wood ram rod. The cocking & firing actions of the weapon work perfectly as they should. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading flintlock shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 590
£1,795.00

C1800 Indian / Afghan North West Frontier 40 Bore Flintlock Jezail Rifle With Brown Bess East India Company Lock, Wood Stock Ornately Decorated With Mother Of Pearl & Brass And Sling. A 589 - A 589 / 14688
The Jezail was a simple, cost-efficient and often handmade muzzle-loading long arm commonly used in British India, Central Asia and parts of the Middle East. Jezails were generally handmade weapons, and consequently they widely varied in their construction. Jezails were seen as very personal weapons, and unlike the typical military weapons of the time which were very plain and utilitarian, Jezails tended to be well crafted and were usually intricately decorated. Jezails tended to have very long barrels. The firing mechanism was typically either a matchlock or a flintlock. Since flintlock mechanisms were complex and difficult to manufacture, many Jezails used the lock mechanism from captured or broken Brown Bess muskets. The stocks were handmade and ornately decorated, featuring a distinctive curve which is not seen in the stocks of other muskets. The function of this curve is debated; it may be purely decorative, or it may have allowed the Jezail to be tucked under the arm and cradled tightly against the body, as opposed to being held to the shoulder like a typical musket or rifle. During the Anglo Afghan Wars the Jezail was the primary ranged weapon of Afghan warriors and was used with great effect against British troops. This is a very good quality Indian flintlock Jezail. It has a 45 ½” long steel barrel with flared muzzle and hand tooled brass barrel bands. The muzzle diameter is 11.5mm approx. 40 bore. The bore is rifled and has staining and residue consistent with age and use. It measures a massive 5’1” overall length. The action is from a Brown Bess musket and is marked with the East India Company Rampant Lion mark and small inspection mark. Its wood stock is intricately hand inlaid with pieces of Mother of Pearl and brass. The metal has ornate silver a gold coloured decoration. It has the typical Jezail curved butt. The wood and metal have the wear and patina to be expected of a native Indian weapon of its age. It is fitted with sling swivels and its original hand made leather sling. It also has its original steel ram rod. The Jezail cocks and dry fires. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 589
£695.00

QUALITY, Victorian, English, D. Wales, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, 10 Bore (2 5/8" Black Powder Ctge) , Double Barrel Under Lever Breech Loading Shotgun. Sn 14686 - 14686
The English Gunmaker Durrant (or Durrent) Wales is recorded as being in business in Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth in 1868, moving to Regent Street C1874. The business closed C1909. This is an obsolete calibre Victorian double barrel breech loading, break action shotgun by Wales. It has undamaged Walnut furniture with finely chequered pistol grip which has a tooled steel butt cap and polished horn butt plate. The shotgun with double 32” brown wash, round steel barrels set side by side, has double hammers & triggers. It measures 49” overall. The barrels are 10 bore, chambered for the obsolete calibre 2 5/8"black powder cartridge. The bores have light staining consistent with age but no pitting or rust. The under side of the barrels have Victorian black powder proofs. The action tang, trigger guard with extended tang and under lever have foliate tooled decoration. Both side plates are also tooled with foliate decoration and signed by the maker ‘D. Wales’. The central barrel rib has a very faint indistinct signature, most likely ‘D. Wales Great Yarmouth’ (to faint to photograph). The loading & firing actions of the weapon work perfectly as they should. The price for this quality made piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre breech loading shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14686
£1,600.00

SOLD SOLD (12/12) Early 1900’s British BSA Martini Action .310 Cadet / Greener Obsolete Calibre Cadet Rifle With Australian Commonwealth WD ‘CMF’ (Citizen Military Force) Markings. Sn 14685 - 14685
This is a BSA Martini Action .310 Obsolete Calibre Cadet Rifle With Australian Military markings. These British made rifles were used as training rifles and fire the now obsolete calibre .310 Cadet (310 Greener) round which was introduced by Greener in 1900. It is complete with sling Swivels, blade foresight & adjustable rear sight. The steel barrel's bore is clean with sharp and well defined rifling and it has a crisp martini action which works perfectly. It has all original wood furniture and metal work & has a steel butt plate. The left side plate is crisply stamped 'Made By The Birmingham Small Arms Co Ltd' & with the BSA stacked rifles trademark. The right side is crisply stamped 'Commonwealth Of Australia’ & numbers '4166' & ‘19538’ together with ‘Q’ inspection mark. The top of the breech is stamped with ‘S’ between War Dept arrows. The barrel is stamped with calibre detail ‘310’ and ’12-120’. The stock is faintly impressed ‘CMF’ to the Citizen Military Force (Australia’s Home Guard). It is also impressed with matching number ‘4166’ and ‘6-11’ (possibly June 1911 date). As an antique, obsolete calibre weapon, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14685
£0.00

C1900 Liege Francotte’s Patent Martini Action .230 (297/230) Calibre Cadet Rifle With Victorian Queen’s Crown Western Australia WD Cadet Force (WACF) Military Markings. Sn 14684 - 14684
This is a Liege Belgium made Martini Action obsolete calibre Cadet Rifle With Australian WD Markings. These Rifles were used as training rifles for Military cadets. It has a blade foresight & adjustable ladder rear sight. The steel barrel's bore is clean with sharp and well defined rifling and it has a crisp martini action which works perfectly. It has all original wood furniture and metal work & has a steel butt plate. The left side plate is crisply stamped ‘Western Australia Government’ and with Victorian Queen’s Crown together with ‘Francotte Patent’ roundel and number ‘67195’. The top of the breech is stamped ‘Auguste Francotte & Co Liege’ (the Company was founded in 1810 and was most active between 1860 and 1914. It had premises at Rue Mont Saint Martin 61, in Liege. The Company made weapons based on other manufacturers designs. The Francotte house manufactured a number of rifles shotguns based on the Martini system and supplied them to a number of Countries armed forces). The stock is crisply stamped on one side ‘Western Australia Government’ and with Victorian Queen’s Crown. The other side is stamped ‘W.A.C.F.’ (Western Australia WD Cadet Force), number ‘1173’ and ‘S’ between War Dept arrows. As an antique, obsolete calibre weapon, no Licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14684
£745.00

ALL MATCHING NUMBERS, Late Victorian Era English Holland & Holland, London .360 Rook Rifle Calibre, Breech Loading, Side Lever, Break Action Single Shot Rifle. Sn 14683 - 14683
Founded in 1876 when the English Gunsmiths Harris Holland & Henry William Holland joined forces, Holland & Holland have been at the pinnacle of British gun making. This is a .360 Calibre Rook rifle by Holland & Holland. It has a blued 26” Octagonal rifled barrel. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. The underside of the barrel is numbered 6726 & has black powder proofs. It has an external hammer, blade foresight, and 2 leaf rear sight. The top barrel flat is signed ‘Holland & Holland, 98 New Bond St. London’. The underside of the fore stock and action have matching numbers ‘6726’. The rifle has a walnut shoulder stock with chequered pistol grip and chequered fore end. It has a steel butt plate and pistol grip cap. The loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this Rook rifle by prestigious English Gunsmiths includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre Rook rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14683
£1,200.00

Rare, C1800 English Saynor’s Double Barrel, Over & Under, Double Barrel, Tap Action, 40 Bore, Flintlock Travelling Pistol With Screw Off Barrels & Folding Bayonet. Sn 14656 - 14656
This is a rare C1800 brass framed over & under, tap action Flintlock Travelling Pistol. It's round steel screw off barrels are 3" in length (8 ¾” overall with bayonet closed, 11 ½” overall with bayonet open). The barrels are unscrewed by placing a specially made tool into notched cut into the muzzles of the barrels (we do not have the tool). The smooth bores have staining and residue consistent with age. The muzzle diameter of each barrel is 12.41mm (approx. 40 Bore). The underside of the bottom barrel is fitted with a 2 ½” folding triangular section blade bayonet. The bayonet block has a sprung steel release button to allow the bayonet to fold into the closed position. When closed the tip of the bayonet fits into a notch in the front of the trigger guard. The bayonet is released and flicks open by bulling the trigger guard to the rear. Its heavy steel frame is nicely engraved on both sides with a banners & arms motifs. On the left side the motif bears the maker’s or retailer’s name 'Saynor’s'. The trigger guard is engraved with a foliate design. It has a steel slide safety, steel pan and hammer which is fitted with a flint. The pistol's bag shaped finely walnut grip is undamaged. The bottom of the barrel block has crisp black powder proofs. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly and the tap action operated by a rounded lever on the left side of the pan functions perfectly. Price for this rare desirable pistol worthy of further research re the maker or retailer includes UK delivery. NB as an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14656
£1,475.00

ORNATE, 19th Century North African / Moroccan/ Arabic 28 Bore Miquelet Lock Musket With Wood Stock Inlaid With Intricate Silver Wire & Brass Decoration, Decorated Bone Butt Plate & Ram Rod. Sn 14670 - 14670
Miquelet lock is a modern term used by collectors and curators, largely in the English-speaking world, for a type of firing mechanism used in muskets and pistols. It is a distinctive form of snaplock, originally as a flint-against-steel ignition form, once prevalent in Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Balkans, North Africa, the Ottoman Empire and throughout Spain's colonies from the late 16th to the mid 19th centuries. The miquelet may have come to the attention of arms makers in Istanbul & North Africa via long-established trade routes from Italian city-states through the port of Ragusa (Dubrovnik) to provinces on the Balkan Peninsula. Other avenues were probably provided by booty from corsair raids and/or from the many Ottoman-Euro conflicts of the period. The muzzle loading weapons were generally handmade weapons, and consequently they widely varied in their construction. They were seen as very personal weapons, and unlike the typical military weapons of the time which were very plain and utilitarian, the weapons tended to be well crafted and were usually intricately decorated. They usually had very long barrels. The stocks were handmade and ornately decorated, featuring a distinctive curve which is not seen in the stocks of other muskets. The function of this curve is debated; it may be purely decorative, or it may have allowed the weapon to be tucked under the arm and cradled tightly against the body, as opposed to being held to the shoulder like a typical musket or rifle. This is a 19th century miquelet lock musket. It measures a 53” overall length. It has a round steel barrel which is 14mm diameter at the muzzle opening (approx. 28 Bore). The bore has the staining and residue consistent with age. The barrel has ornately tooled brass barrel bands. The metalwork including the barrel has hand tooled and gilt decoration. It has a wood stock with ornate silver wire decoration decoration & and typical curved butt. The butt has a thick bone butt plate pierced and coloured with a foliate design. iThe musket has a steel ram rod. The weapon has the wear and patina to be expected of a native North African / Arabic weapon of its age. As is common with these weapons the action does not cock and dry fire. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique miquelet musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14670
£675.00
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