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1885 & 1894 Dated MK II Enfield Martini Henry 577x450 Calibre Artillery Carbine With Stock Disc Regiment Marked ‘1.V.ML.A’ & Leather Sling . Sn 13712 - 13712
This is a very good original example of the MK II Martini Artillery Carbine in .577x 450 calibre. The right side of the action is date stamped 1885 with 'Crown VR' (Victoria Regina) and number '2' below 'II' (Mark II designation). The wood work is all original with nthe knocks bumps and bruises to expected with age and service use. It has a clean bore with crisp rifling and is complete with bayonet lug, block & blade foresight, ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels fitted with original leather sling & cleaning rod. The stock is fitted with a brass disc, stamped With Regiment mark ‘1.V.ML.A 250’ (1st Volunteer ?? Artillery Weapon Number 250) together with date ‘3 1894’ (March 1894). The stock is also nicely stamped with a crisp Enfield roundel and 'II 2' designation. The action works as it should. The price for this carbine worthy of further research re the Regiment marking includes UK delivery. As an obsolete calibre, antique firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13712
£1,275.00

HIGH END QUALITY, Indian / Afghan North West Frontier 15 Bore Flintlock Jezail Rifle With Crisp Rifling, Enfield Tower George III Brown Bess Flint Lock, Heavy Octagonal Barrel & Wood Stock Intricately Inlaid With Mother Of Pearl & Brass. Sn 13724 - 13724
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 high end quality Indian flintlock Jezail. It has a heavy 39” long octagonal steel barrel which is .680” muzzle diameter (approx. 15 bore). The bore has deep rifling and staining consistent with age. It measures 53” overall length. The barrel has brass barrel bands with naïve hand tooled decoration. The action is from a Brown Bess musket and is marked ‘Tower’ (Enfield), Kings crown and George III cypher ‘GR’ together with inspection mark. It has a wood stock intricately hand inlaid with pieces of Mother of Pearl and brass. It has the typical Jezail curved butt, small silver blade bead fore sight & block with 2 drilled holes rear sight. The wood and metal have the wear and patina to be expected of a native Indian weapon of its age. Its action works. 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. Sn 13724
£675.00

British 1863 Dated London Armoury Co 3 Band Enfield .577 Calibre Percussion Prize Rifle With Engraved Silver Stock Disc ‘Fife & Kinross Rifle Association Presented By 5th Kircaldy Fife Artillery Won By Serjt Major Johnston 1864’. Sn 13723 - 13723
This is an excellent original 3-band Percussion Prize Rifle in .577" calibre. It is stamped on the side plate ‘LA Co’ (London Armoury Company), dated 1863 and is stamped Crown VR (Victoria Regina). It has excellent, all original woodwork with brass butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang & fore end block together with original brass chain and nipple protector, steel ramrod & sling swivels. It has a block & blade foresight and ladder rear sight. The barrel's bore has just light staining consistent with age and use but no pitting or rust and has crisp rifling. The barrel has Victorian proof/ inspection marks. Total length is 55 ½” with a 39" barrel. The metal has excellent original finish and the wood has just minor bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The stock is inlaid with a contemporary silver disc which is 2” diameter and beautifully engraved ‘Fife & Kinross Rifle Association Presented By 5th (Kircaldy) Fife Artillery Won By Serjt Major Johnston 10th Fife Artillery’ & dated ‘1864’. The cocking and firing actions work perfectly. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique, obsolete calibre, percussion rifle and no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13723
£1,875.00

VERY RARE, British Victorian Charles Lancaster's 1850 Patent Regulation Oval Bore 2 Band .450” Bore Match Target Percussion Rifle. Sn 13682 - 13682
Charles William Lancaster (1820–1878) was an English gun maker and improver of rifles and cannon. Lancaster was the eldest son of Charles Lancaster, gunmaker, of 151 New Bond Street, London. In 1850 Lancaster patented his Oval ‘smooth’ rifling system which reduced the problems with fouling, common with black powder rifles and increased accuracy. This is a very rare Lancaster's patent Percussion Match Target Rifle in regulation .450" bore. It is faintly stamped on the barrel 'Lancaster's Patent' and the side plate of the action ‘Lancaster’. It has excellent all original woodwork with steel fittings including butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang / finger rest, forward barrel block, barrel bands, block fore sight, 1200 yard flip up ladder rear sight, heavy Dolphin hammer, nipple protector with brass chain, sling swivels and steel ram rod with ribbed brass end cap. Its 36” barrel has a clean bore with correct Lancaster Patent Oval rifling. Total length is 52 ¼”. The loading & firing actions work perfectly. The price for this very rare weapon includes UK delivery. This is an antique percussion rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13682.
£1,975.00

VERY RARE, Number 31 OF 2,500 1860’s British Westley Richards, Henry’s Patent Action New South Wales Australia Military Contract Falling Block .577x .450 Service Rifle With Henry Patent Rifling. Sn 13681 - 13681
Alexander Henry, the famous Edinburgh gunsmith most renowned for his involvement in the introduction the Martini Henry rifle and invention of ‘Henry Patent Rifling’, patented his falling block breech loading action which competed unsuccessfully with the Martini action in Ordnance Board trials for British service rifles leading to the British army adopting Martini action rifles with Henry rifling. In the 1860’s, the New South Wales Government ordered 2,500 Henry action rifles. As an order of this size was far beyond the capacity of Henry's factory, the rifles were produced under licence by Westley Richards Company. This is an excellent original rare example of the Henry action .577x .450 Rifle, one of the 2,500 made for the new South Wales Military & Police. It has all original woodwork throughout. The stock is impressed with New South Wales Government War Dept marks ‘NSW with arrow’ and number ‘31’ indicating it is weapon number 31 of 2500. It has block and blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels, cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The 33 ¼” steel barrel's bore is clean with crisp Henry Patent rifling. The metal work has even patina throughout. The top of the barrel is stamped ‘Henry’s Patent Rifling’. The action works correctly and is fully functional. The action is stamped on the left side ‘Henry’s Patent’. This is an antique obsolete calibre rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price for this very rare limited number piece includes UK delivery. Sn 13681
£1,795.00

QUALITY, C1860 Imperial German Carl Delp In Darmstadt Combination Double Barrel Muzzle Loading Percussion Hunting Gun (8mm Patch Ball Rifle / 36 Bore Shotgun) With Figured Walnut Stock & Patch Box. Sn 13663 - 13663
This is an excellent double barrel percussion combination hunting gun made in Imperial Germany C1860. It has 29” steel barrels and measures 45” overall. The barrels set side by side have a central flat top barrel rib which is crisply signed ‘Carl Delp In Darmstadt’ . It has its original walnut stock with chequered wrist & figured cheek piece. The stock has a patch box compartment on one side with sliding lid. Its steel butt plate tang, trigger guard with extended tang, stock block tang, side plates & hammers have best quality crisp scrollwork engraved decoration. The gun is fitted with rear sling swivel, small blade foresight and 3 leaf graduated rear sights 100-300 yards. It has its original steel ramrod with brass end cap. The weapon has double triggers and strips cocks & dry fires as it should. Price includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion combination gun no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13663
£1,875.00

English, 1790- Mid 1800's, Bond Of London .600” Bore Flintlock Sporting Rifle With Octagonal Barrel & Patch Box. Sn 13666. - 13666
Edward Bond was an English Gunmaker with premises at 108 Leadenhall Street and at 'The Golden Blunderbuss' 59 Lombard Street, London between 1762 until his death in 1790. His Sons continued the business with premises at Cornhill London until 1861. The Bond's made and supplied firearms to The East India Company. This excellent sporting rifle by Bond was made at 31 Cornhill London by Bond. It is 46 ½” overall length with a 30” octagonal barrel which has a clean bore with crisp rifling. It has a Steel hammer fitted with flint, Walnut stock with patch box compartment which has a sliding lid and brass mounts including butt plate, trigger guard with pineapple finial & ramrod mounts. The steel lock plate is crisply signed 'Bond'. The top barrel flat has Bond’s address ’31 Cornhill’. It has its original wood ram rod with brass end caps. The weapon strips, cocks and dry fires as it should. 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 private collection or display. Sn 13666
£945.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD Victorian James O’Neill 12 Bore Double Barrel Muzzle Loading Percussion Coachman’s Short Barrelled Shotgun. Sn 13665 - 13665
This is a Victorian era double barrel percussion shotgun with short barrels as used by Coachmen for self defence against Highwaymen. The shotgun in the English form has short 23” brown twist steel barrels and measures 39 ½” overall. The barrels set side by side have a central flat top barrel rib and small brass bead fore sight. The bores are clean. It has its original walnut stock with chequered wrist inlaid with void German silver escutcheon. It has plain steel butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial. The stock action tang, side plates & hammers have light foliate engraved decoration. The action is signed by the maker ‘James O’Neill’. The shotgun has its original wood ramrod with brass cap. The weapon cocks & dry fires as it should. Price includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion shotgun no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13665
£0.00

WW1 Era Austrian Kropatschek-Steyr Model 1886 Portuguese Contract Tube Magazine Bolt Action 8x56R Calibre Rifle With Sword Bayonet & Scabbard. Sn 13624:25 - 13624:25
Alfred Ritter von Kropatschek (March 30, 1838 - 1911) was a General in the Austrian Army and a weapons designer of the late 19th century, who was responsible for several rifle and revolver designs in affiliation with the Steyr Company; these weapons were used by the armed forces of the Austrian Empire and several other nations. His rifles feature a tubular magazine under the barrel similar to a Winchester rifle. One of his designs was sold to the French Navy, and was later adapted by the French Army. Kropatschek patent weapons were used by the French Army and Navy during the First World War. This is an excellent example of a Portuguese contract Kropatschek Steyr Model 1886 rifle. In calibre 8x 56R, made by O.E.W.F.G. Steyr. It measures 52" overall with a 32 ¼” barrel. It has an internal, 8 shot tubular magazine and its loading and firing mechanisms work correctly. It has a clean bore with crisp rifling. It has all original woodwork. The breech is very faintly stamped with ‘Crown L.1’ (Luiz I Portugal)'. The breech is also stamped 'OE WFG Steyr 1886. It is complete with correct cleaning rod and fitted with sling swivels, block and blade fore sight, graduated ladder rear sight and bayonet stud. The rifle comes with its original Sword Bayonet which has a clean 18 ½” single edged blade with fullers. It’s steel cross guard with muzzle ring is stamped ‘QQ842’. Its slab wood grips have the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The push button on its steel pommel works correctly. The bayonet has its original black steel scabbard with steel frog bar. The scabbard has no dents. Price includes UK delivery. NB as an obsolete calibre, antique weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13624:25
£795.00

ALL MATCHING NUMBERS, Swiss, Schmidt-Rubin Model 1889 7.5 x 53.5 mm Straight Pull Rifle. Sn 13624:23 - 13624:23
In 1882 Eduard Rubin began testing the first small-calibre copper-jacketed bullet which could successfully withstand high velocities. In 1885, this round was combined with Rudolf Schmidt's first straight-pull action resulting in the Swiss, Schmidt-Rubin Model 1889 7.5 x 53.5 mm Rifle. This is an excellent example. It measures 51 ½” overall with a 31" barrel and has all original woodwork. The stock is stamped with a Swiss Military mark ‘D7+CI’ and the steel butt plate with 'Swiss Cross' together with numbers ‘3’ and ‘374’. The metal work retains its original bluing and is in excellent undamaged condition. The breech housing is stamped with Swiss proof/ inspection marks and matching serial numbers '49040' on the breech housing, bolt, barrel and magazine. It is complete with bayonet bar, sling swivels, adjustable rear sight and block & blade fore sight. Its firing action works perfectly as it should and it's barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13624:23
£745.00
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