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SOLD SOLD (07/12) Victorian Joseph Brazier Birmingham Private Purchase British Enfield Pattern 1858 .577 Calibre 2 Band (Bar On Band) Rifle With 5 Groove Rifling & 1883 Dated1858 Pattern Yataghan Sword Bayonet. A 620 - A 620
Joseph Brazier was originally a gun-locksmith firm, based in Wolverhampton, England, having begun as a family business around 1700 in London. The firm was very active in the 19th century, and was well known as a manufacturer of precision locks for rifles – including some used in the American Civil War – and the American Hawken plains rifle. This is an excellent original Private Purchase British Military Enfield Percussion Rifle. The action plate of this weapon has foliate engraved decoration. The inside of the action has inspection marks and is crisply signed by the maker ‘J. Brazier’ (illustrated). It has all original wood stock with chequered fore stock & wrist panels, steel butt plate, fore end block and trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle also has its original steel ramrod, ladder rear sight, block and blade fore sight & sling swivels. The bayonet bar is correctly located on the forward barrel band. Total length is 48 ¾” with a 33" barrel. The barrel has a clean bore with crisp 5 groove rifling. The cocking & firing action works perfectly. The rifle is complete with an 1858 Pattern yataghan bayonet. British Model 1858 Sword Bayonets were produced for British 1858 Pattern Short Rifles. The Bayonet referred to as the 'Bar On Band' model due to its modified cross guard which positioned the muzzle ring a greater distance from the blade than the earlier Model 1856 bayonet to accommodate the 1858 Short rifles improved bayonet bar which was positioned on the forward band of the rifle (Bar On Band) as opposed to earlier rifles which had the bayonet bar brazed directly to the barrel (Bar On Barrel). The bayonets were made by English manufacturers and the German Solingen trade (see pages 114 & 115 & plate B152 of Skennerton's book British & Commonwealth Bayonets). This is a good example of the British Sword bayonet, Pattern 1858 'Bar On Band' Model, with Yataghan type blade. The steel blade has staining consistent with age. The blade is 22 3/4" long (28 1/2" overall) and has a curving tip. The blade is fullered for three quarters of its length. The ricasso has no visible manufacturer marks but has WD inspection marks together with 11/83 date (November 1883). Its leather 2-piece grip is stamped with a chequered pattern. The grips have some service wear but are complete and intact.. This is an antique percussion rifle and no licence is required to possess it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. A 620
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ALL MATCHING NUMBERS INCLUDING STRIKER BOLT & CLEANING ROD, 1867 Belgian Military, Albini-Braendlin Front Hinge Breech 11mm Obsolete Calibre Military Service Rifle. Sn 15866 - 15866
The Albini rifle (or Albini-Braendlin rifle) was a single-shot 11mm rifle adopted by Belgium in 1867. The action on the Albini rifle was designed by an Italian officer Augusto Albini and was perfected by an English gunsmith, Francis Braendlin. The rifle has a front-hinged, forward lifting action that has a mechanism which works together with the hammer-striker assembly to simultaneously lock and fire the rifle. When fired, the striker bolt moves into the back of the breech block striking the firing pin and locking the block in place at ignition. Both striker and firing pin move in the same line as the rifle bore. Pulling the hammer back withdraws the striker from the breech block allowing it to be lifted on its pivot pin by means of a small fixed knob on the right side of the block. This is an excellent example of the Albini-Braendlin 11mm calibre service rifle. It has 33 ½” barrel which is clean with crisp rifling and measures 53 ½” overall. It has all original wood work which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and steel butt plate. It also has a steel trigger guard with extended tang, adjustable graduated ladder rear sight, block and blade foresight, bayonet block, sling swivels and original steel cleaning rod. It has the correct hinged breech and heavy military hammer. The barrel is stamped with inspection marks and '1867'. The central barrel band, butt plate, barrel, striker bolt and cleaning rod have matching numbers ‘709’. The loading and firing actions work perfectly. Price includes UK delivery. NB 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. Sn 15866
£975.00

VERY RARE, One of 16,000 British Crimean War Era 1856 Windsor USA Contract Pattern 1853 Enfield .577” Calibre 2 Band Percussion Rifled Musket With 1858 Dated Regiment Marked Butt Plate '4.L' To The 4th Lancers. Sn 13313 - 13313
This is an excellent original example of the British 1853 Pattern rifled musket manufactured under contract to British War Department by Robbins and Lawrence, Windsor, Vermont, USA in 1856. During the Crimean War (1854-1856) there was a shortfall of Enfield rifle muskets. Insufficient numbers were being produced in the United Kingdom and, despite a contract for their manufacture being placed in Belgium, further assistance from both the United States and France was sought. An American contact was swiftly set up in February 1855 for 25,000 US rifle muskets, altered to the Enfield bore, to be made by Robbins and Lawrence of Windsor, Vermont. The American produced Enfields were stamped 'WINDSOR' on the lock. Although the contract was for 25,000 weapons, due to financial difficulties only 16,000 were produced in America for the British Army and marked ‘Windsor’. This is a very rare, original example of the Crimean War American contract 1853 Pattern 2-band Percussion Rifled Musket. The side plate is correctly stamped ‘Windsor’ and has the Queens crown (Victoria) together with ‘1856’ date. It has an excellent all original walnut stock, brass butt plate, brass trigger guard with extended tang, steel fore end block and original steel ram rod. It is without bayonet lug. The butt plate tang is crisply Regiment marked '4 L' (4th Lancers) together with 434 (weapon number) & date ‘1. 58’ (Jan 1858) indicating issue to the lancers post Crimean War. The musket has a block and blade fore sight, sling swivels and ladder rear sight. The barrel has a clean bore with 3 groove rifling. Total length is 46" with a 30" barrel. The firing action works perfectly. The price for this very rare Crimean War era British Army Musket, one of only 16,000 made includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion rifle, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13313
£1,450.00

SOLD SOLD (02/12) Early Production 1886 Winchester Model 1885 (Browning’s 1879 Patent) .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre ‘Low Wall’ Lever Action Falling Block Single Shot Rifle With Octagonal Barrel . Sn 15851 - 15851
The Model 1885 Single Shot rifle was John M. Browning’s first design and patent, and it was first single shot to be built by Winchester. The patent for the Model 1885 rifle was what brought John M. Browning and the Winchester Repeating Arms Company together for beginning of their eventual 19-year association. Two models of the Winchester Model 1885 falling-block action were produced, the Low Wall and the High Wall ( Low Wall which showed an exposed hammer and the so-called High Wall whose steel frame covered most of the firing hammer when viewed from the side). Winchester produced nearly 140,000 Single Shot rifles from 1885 to 1920, and it was found that the falling-block Model 1885 had been built with one of the strongest actions known at that time. This is a very good example of the Winchester Model 1885. It has a 26” octagonal barrel (42 ¼” overall). The top barrel flat is crisply signed with Winchester manufacturer detail (illustrated). The barrel's bore has crisp rifling and just staining consistent with age & use. The barrel has calibre detail ‘.32 Cal RF’ and the action tang is numbered ‘3600’ which dates its manufacture to 1886. The tang also has John Browning’s patent date ‘’Pat Oct 7th 79 (1879)’. The blued metal work has even patina. The wood work is all original and has just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age & use. It has a curved steel butt plate. The weapon has German silver blade fore sight & adjustable rear sight. Its loading, cocking & firing actions work perfectly. The price for this obsolete calibre rook rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15851
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (28/11) 1912-1915 Marlin USA Model 92 (1892) .32 Rimfire Obsolete Calibre Lever Action Rifle With Tube Magazine. Sn 15853 - 15853
This is an excellent Marlin Model 92 (1892) lever action rifle in the obsolete calibre .32 rimfire. It has excellent undamaged woodwork, original finish on the metalwork and strips, cocks and dry fires as it should. It's 24" round steel barrel has a clean rifled bore and is nicely stamped on top of the barrel with the Marlin Fire-Arms Co. New Haven address & patents for 1878- 1892. The tube magazine located beneath the barrel has a steel button catch on the magazine end cap. The underside of the frame is stamped with number 'A6778' which dates its manufacture to between 1912 & 1915. It has a steel butt plate, German silver blade foresight & adjustable rear sight. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15853
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1903 Winchester Repeating Arms Company Model 1901 Law Enforcement & Stage Coach Companies 10 Gauge Under Lever Action Shotgun. Sn 15852 - 15852
The Model 1901 was one of the first truly successful repeating shotguns . Its lever-action design was chosen at the behest of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, best known at the time as manufacturers of lever-action firearms such as the Winchester model 1873. Designer John Browning suggested that a pump-action would be much more appropriate for a repeating shotgun, but Winchester management's position was that, at the time, the company was known as a "lever-action firearm company", and felt that their new shotgun must also be a lever-action for reasons of brand recognition. The shotguns were used widely by U.S. law enforcement agencies and stagecoach companies. This Model 1901 in black powder 10 gauge is furnished with a 30” barrel. Its smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age. The top of the barrel has the Winchester address model and calibre detail. It has undamaged metal work with even patina and original wood furniture with steel butt plate. Its under lever action is crisp and it fires perfectly as it should. The left side plate has the Winchester monogram and the steel action tang is stamped with the Winchester name. The weapon is serial number 66008 which dates it to 1903. Price for this rugged under lever shotgun includes UK Delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre black powder shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15852
£1,675.00

SOLD SOLD (23/11) Victorian British WD 1862 Enfield Snider MK II*.577 Calibre 2 Band Rifle With Stock Regiment Marked ‘SG’ to the Scots Guards . Sn 15846 - 15846
This is an original British WD .577 Snider Patent 2 band rifle by Enfield. The Snider action was introduced to British service in 1866 and muzzle loading Enfield Carbines were converted to allow the use of the .577 calibre brass cartridge. They remained in use until the Martini Henry was introduced. This Snider rifle has a 30 ½” barrel with clean bore and crisp 5 groove rifling. The barrel and action have WD inspection / proof marks. The metal work has even patina throughout. It has a steel butt plate, fore end block & trigger guard. The original wood is undamaged with just light bumps and bruises to be expected. The wood is impressed with roundel and SG 22 marks to the Scots Guards (the Scots Guards (SG), part of the Guards Division, is one of the Foot Guards regiments of the British Army. Their origins lie in the personal bodyguard of King Charles I of England and Scotland. Its lineage can be traced back to 1642, although it was only placed on the English Establishment (thus becoming part of what is now the British Army) in 1686. The Regiment is the oldest formed Regiment in the Regular Army in service today). The action plate is marked ’Enfield’ together with ‘1862’ date & crisp Crown Victorian crown mark. The breech cover has a knurled steel locking catch and inspection marks. The action is strong and works as it should. It has sling swivels, bayonet lug, steel cleaning rod, fixed foresight and adjustable rear ladder sight. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique, obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15846
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**SOLD**SOLD**27/11**SUPERB, C1890 BSA Martini Action .297/.250 Obsolete Calibre Rook Rifle. Sn 15847 - 15847
This is an excellent and sought after C1890 .297/.250 Obsolete Calibre Birmingham Small Arms, Martini Action Rook Rifle. It has a 24 ½” barrel which has a crisp clean bore with sharp rifling and it measures 40" overall. Its Martini Action works crisply. It has all original stock with chequered panel wrist & fore stock with chequered panels & polished horn end cap. The wood is excellent with no damage. It has a block and blade foresight and flip up 3 leaf rear sight graduated from 50 to 150 yards. The top of the barrel is engraved with the manufacturer's name 'Made By The Birmingham Small Arms Co Ltd England Cartridge .297/.250’ together with number 14687. It has a steel butt plate and sling swivel lugs. The action is crisply engraved with scenes on both sides. One side with game birds in the field , the other with Hares / Rabbits in the field. The metal work retains all of its original blue finish. The price for this excellent piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15847
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**SOLD**LAYAWAY 29/11**SOLD**EXTREMELY RARE, 1860-1869 American Spencer Repeating Rifle Company 1860 Patent Buffalo Hunting Rifle In .52” Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre With Removable Tubular Magazine & Flip Up Long Range Sights. Sn 15849 - 15849
The Spencer .52 calibre repeating rifle was designed by Christopher Spencer in 1860. It was a manually operated lever-action, repeating rifle (39" overall) fed from a tube magazine. Production began in 1860 and ended in 1869. The Spencer had an innovative tubular magazine fed into the butt via a trap with steel latch. Carbine versions of the Spencer are rare but rifles are extremely rare. This is an excellent example of the very rare Spencer rifle. These large calibre rifles were used for hunting Buffalo. The metal work has original blue finish & even patina. Its original wood stock is undamaged and has just light bumps and bruises to be expected. The 28 ½” barrel’s bore is clean and the rifling crisp. The rifle is 47 ¼” overall length. It is fitted with a small flip up rear sight and additional large long range flip up sight. It also has a block & blade fore sight & correct steel butt plate with tubular magazine & latch plate. The top of the breech is stamped ‘Spencer Repeating Rifle Co Boston Mass Pat’d March 6 1860’. The stock tang is numbered ‘1444’. The loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price for extremely rare Spencer Buffalo rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15849
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SOLD**SOLD**29/11**American Civil War Era, Sharps ‘New Model 1863’ 1852 Patent .52-70 Obsolete Calibre Cavalry Carbine With 'RS Lawrence 1859 Patent' Rear Sight & Saddle Bar With Ring. Sn 15848 - 15848
The Sharps was one of the best known breech loading guns made by the Union during the American Civil War. The Carbine designed by Christian Sharps featured a vertical sliding block at the rear end of the barrel. The sliding breech block allowed the Sharps to be loaded from the back end instead of from the muzzle end. This is a very good original Civil War, Sharps Carbine. It has all original wood which has just the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The metal work has even patina. The weapon’s bore has light staining & crisp rifling. The loading cocking and firing action works crisply. The 22” barrel is marked with Sharps Rifle Manufg Co Hartford Conn address and ‘New Model 1863’. The carbine is 39” overall length. It is serial number C10281. After the Civil War these carbines were used for hunting large game in particular Buffalo. This carbine is fitted front blade sight, graduated rear sight marked 'RS Lawrence Patented 15th Feb 1859'. The left side of the frame is fitted with steel saddle bar and ring. The butt is fitted with steel butt plate which has a small ‘R’ factory inspector’s mark. The stock plates are marked 'C. Sharps Pat Oct 5th 1852' and Sharp’s 1848 Patent. The price for this piece of American Civil War history includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15848
£0.00
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