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Victorian 1860 British Enfield MK II** 3 Band .577 Obsolete Calibre Snider Rifle Regiment Marked ‘1B 24’ To The 1st Battalion 24th Regiment Of Foot (South Wales Borderers) & Buff Leather Sling . Sn 15789 - 15789
The South Wales Borderers was a line infantry regiment of the British Army in existence for 280 years. It first came into existence, as the 24th Regiment of Foot in 1689. Based at Brecon the regiment recruited from the border counties of Monmouthshire, Herefordshire and Brecknockshire, but was not called the South Wales Borderers until the Childers Reforms of 1881. The regiment served in a great many conflicts, including the American Revolutionary War, various conflicts in India, the Zulu War, Second Boer War, and World War I and World War II. In 1969 the regiment was amalgamated with the Welch Regiment to form the Royal Regiment of Wales. This is an excellent example of the Enfield Snider 3 Band Rifle Marked to the South Wales Borderers. The action plate is stamped With Queens Crown (Victoria) and by the manufacturer 'Enfield 1860'. It has excellent all original wood work, brass butt plate, fore end block, bayonet bar and trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle also has its original steel cleaning rod, ladder rear sight stamped with Enfield inspection mark, block and blade fore sight and sling swivels fitted with buff leather sling. The butt plate tang is stamped ‘1B 24’ to the 1st Battalion 24th Regiment of Foot (South Wales Borderers). The tang also has a small inspection mark. The barrel has a clean bore, crisp rifling and is stamped with Victorian proof and WD marks. The breech is stamped ‘BSA Co’ and MK II** model designation . Total length is 54 ½” with a 36 ½” barrel. The firing action works perfectly. 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 includes UK delivery. Sn 15789
£1,195.00

1902 Winchester Model 1894 .32-40 Obsolete Calibre Lever Action Rifle With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 15784 - 15784
This is an excellent Winchester Model 1894 lever action Rifle in obsolete calibre .32-40. It has all original undamaged woodwork and strips, cocks and dry fires as it should. One side of the stock is inlaid with a void brass roundel. Its 26” octagonal barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling and is stamped on one of the barrel flats '32-40' (calibre) and the stock strap 'Model 1894’ with Winchester name & Trade mark detail (illustrated in image 2). The top of the barrel is stamped ‘ Manufactured By The Winchester Repeating Arms Co’ together with the company address and 1894 patent detail. The underside of the frame is stamped with number '263894' which dates its manufacture to 1902. It has a full length tube magazine, steel butt plate, 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 15784
£2,450.00

RARE, American Civil War Era 1860-1869, Model 1860 Spencer Repeating Rifle Company .52 Obsolete Calibre Repeating Cavalry Carbine With 7 Shot Tubular Magazine & Saddle Bar With Ring. Sn 15782 - 15782
The Spencer .52 calibre repeating rifle was designed by Christopher Spencer in 1860. It was a manually operated lever-action, repeating carbine size rifle (39" overall) fed from a tube magazine. It was adopted by the Union Army, especially by the Cavalry, during the American Civil War. Production began in 1860 and ended in 1869. The Spencer had an innovative 7 shot tubular magazine fed into the butt via a trap with steel latch. This is an original example in good condition for its age. The metal work has even patina and its original wood stock has just the knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected. The barrel’s bore has staining and residue consistent with age. The rifling is crisp. It is fitted with a flip up rear sight and fixed fore sight together with steel saddle bar with ring. It is also fitted with single sling swivel, correct steel butt plate & tubular magazine with latch plate. The top of the breech is stamped very faintly stamped with partially visible ‘Spencer Repeating Rifle Co Boston Mass Pat’d March 6 1860’ together with manufacturer’s stylised monogram. There is no visible serial number on our example. The loading and firing actions work perfectly. The inside of the action has two ‘II’ inspection marks. The price for this American Civil War era carbine 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 15782
£1,875.00

RARE, SUPERB, MINT BORE, 1885 American Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action .40-60 Winchester Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Buffalo / Big Game Hunting Rifle With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 15781 - 15781
The Winchester Model 1876 was a heavier-framed rifle than the Model 1866 or Model 1873 and was the first to be chambered for full-powered centre fire rifle cartridges, as opposed to rim fire cartridges or handgun-sized centre fire rounds. The 1876 earned a reputation as a durable and powerful hunting rifle. The .40-60 Winchester is a centre fire rifle cartridge intended for 19th Century big-game hunting. Nomenclature of the era indicated the .40-60 cartridge contained a 0.40-inch (10 mm) diameter bullet with 60 grains (3.9 g) of gunpowder. Winchester Repeating Arms Company necked down the .45-60 Winchester cartridge to hold a bullet with improved ballistics for the Winchester Model 1876 rifle. This is a rare, excellent original example of the 1876 lever action rifle in the large 40-60 Winchester centre fire calibre. It has a 20 ¼” octagonal barrel & measures 41" overall length. The rifle's bore is near mint, clean with crisp rifling. It has all original Walnut woodwork and blued metal work with original finish. The breech tang is crisply stamped 'Model 1876' and the top of the barrel is stamped 'Winchester Repeating Arms Co New Haven CT King’s Improvement Patented March 29 1866 October 16 1860’ (the patent refers to a convenient new type of loading gate, devised by Winchester plant superintendent Nelson King ‘King’s Improvement’). The barrel also has calibre detail ‘Cal 40-60’. The weapon is serial number 57167 which dates its manufacture to 1885. It has an adjustable flip up graduated rear sight, pinched blade foresight , steel butt plate with brass trap, steel fore end block, sliding breech dust cover and full length tube magazine. It's lever, loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this rare, superb rifle 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 15781
£5,750.00

SCARCE, MINT BORE, All MATCHING NUMBERS, 1877 Swedish Remington Rolling Block 12mm Obsolete Calibre Cavalry Carbine With Full Stock & Saddle Bar. Sn 15779 - 15579
The 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 weapons were made in America and under licence in Europe. The action of these weapons were extremely strong, and could easily withstand the increased pressure of the new smokeless powders coming into use by the late 1880s. This is an excellent original Swedish Remington rolling block carbine. The metal has very small ‘JP’ and ‘WN’, ‘ES’ & ‘TN’ stamps most likely factory inspectors marks and Swedish crown inspection marks. The right side of the frame is dated '1877', the left side, butt plate tang, barrel and forward barrel block have matching numbers ‘2361'. It has an 18” barrel which has near mint bore, clean with crisp rifling (34” overall), an external hammer, steel butt plate, winged blade fore sight and ladder rear sight. The metal is undamaged and has even patina throughout. The wood full stock is all original and has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. It is fitted with a steel saddle bar. The loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this scarce carbine 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 15579
£675.00

RARE, MINT BORE, Imperial German Osterreichische Waffenfabrik (Austrian Arms Factory) Model 1871 11mm Obsolete Calibre Cavalry Carbine. Sn 15783 - 15783
The Mauser Model 1871 Carbine was designed and manufactured by Paul and Wilhelm Mauser. These weapons were issued to Cavalry Regiments. This is an excellent original example of the Mauser M1871 carbine. It's woodwork is undamaged and all original. The metalwork has even patina throughout. It has a 20" barrel and measures 39 ½” overall. It's rifled bore is near mint, clean with crisp rifling. The barrel block is marked by the manufacturer ‘Oesterr Waffb Ges’ (Osterreichische Waffenfabrik Gesellschaft) roughly translating to ‘Austrian Arms Factory’ together with Imperial proof/ inspection marks. The bolt action and firing mechanism work as they should. It has a steel butt plate and is complete with sling swivels, fixed block & blade fore sight and flip up ladder rear sight. The action also has numbers 1876 & 1877 together with ‘K Mod 71’. The price for this rare carbine includes UK delivery. N.B. As an antique obsolete calibre breech loading weapon no licence is required to own this carbine in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15783
£695.00

1909 British BSA Martini Action .310 Cadet / Greener Obsolete Calibre Cadet Rifle With Australian Commonwealth WD ‘CMF’ (Citizen Military Force) Markings. Sn 15777 - 15777
This is an excellent 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, shrouded 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 piled rifles trademark. The right side is crisply stamped 'Commonwealth Of Australia’ & number '4172’. The top of the breech is stamped with Australian Kangaroo mark. The barrel is stamped with calibre detail ‘310’ and ’12-120’. The stock is crisply impressed ‘CMF’ to the Citizen Military Force (Australia’s Home Guard) number ‘731’ and dated ‘5/09’ (May 1909). 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 15777
£795.00

Victorian 1871-1889 British Braendlin Armoury Birmingham Martini Henry 577x450 Obsolete Calibre Cavalry Carbine With Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 15790 - 15790
The Braendlin Armoury Co Ltd were based at 1, 2 & 3 Lower Loveday St, Birmingham between 1871-1889. This is a very good Braendlin Armoury Martini Henry cavalry carbine. The action fitted with saddle bar & ring is numbered ‘11212’ together with ‘Martini’s Patent’ and the crossed lances mark of the Braendlin Armoury. The woodwork is all original and has just the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The carbine’s 22” barrel has just staining consistent with age and crisp well defined Henry patent rifling. The carbine measures 38 ¼” overall length. The barrel has Birmingham proof marks and calibre detail ‘577/450’ together with ‘Henry’s Patent B8118’. It has a block & blade foresight, ladder rear sight and steel butt plate. Its loading and firing actions work as they should. The 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 15790
£975.00

MINT BORE, Victorian British Martini Henry .577x 450 Obsolete Calibre MK II, Short Lever Service Rifle With Mark 1 Trigger. Sn 15786 - 15786
This is an excellent MK II Martini Henry .577x 450, MK I converted to MK II, Short Lever Service Rifle. It has excellent all original woodwork. The metal work is undamaged, has Birmingham proof marks and excellent blue finish throughout. It also has numbers ‘52’, ‘1184’, and ‘588’ stamped on the metal work and small inspection marks (illustrated). There is no manufacturer’s name or dates on this rifle. It has a 33” barrel and is 49 ½” overall length. The rifled bore is near mint, clean with crisp rifling and the weapon cocks and dry fires perfectly. It is complete with original steel cleaning rod, sling swivels & bayonet lug. It has smooth steel butt plate and MK 1 grooved trigger. It has flip up ladder sight and block & blade fore sight. The 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 15786
£1,275.00

SOLD SOLD (15/10) RARE, MINT BORE, Original 1877 American Wild West Era Winchester Model 1866 .44 Henry (Flat Rim Fire) Obsolete Calibre Lever Action Yellow Boy Saddle Carbine With Bronze Action & Saddle Ring. Sn 15780 - 15780
The 1866 Yellowboy lever-action rifle was a marked improvement over the Henry rifle. The Yellowboy had a convenient new type of loading gate, devised by Winchester plant superintendent Nelson King (King’s Improvement). The gate passed cartridges through the side of the receiver. This improvement made the lever action more functional and allowed for the installation of a wooden fore-end integrating a round sealed magazine which was covered by the fore stock. The rifles chambered in the rimfire .44 Henry were nicknamed the "Yellow Boy" because of its "brass" receiver (actually a bronze alloy called gunmetal). This is an excellent original example of the yellow boy saddle carbine in .44 Henry Flat RF calibre. It has a 26” blued barrel and measures 39 ½” overall. The barrel's bore is near mint clean with crisp rifling. It’s all original wood work is undamaged. It has the correct ‘bronze’ action, butt plate with sliding trap, tube magazine and ‘King's Patent’ side gate. The trap contains a steel 3 part screw together cleaning rod. The top of the barrel has the original manufacturer detail "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS NEW HAVEN CT KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER. 16. 1860.". It is fitted with flip up rear sight, pinched blade fore sight and has its original steel saddle ring. Its lever action and firing mechanisms works perfectly. The serial number is 141090 which dates its manufacture to 1877. The price for this rare obsolete calibre iconic Wild West era rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15780
£0.00
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