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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
£0.00

**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
£0.00

**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
£0.00

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

RARE, MINT BORE, 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 15850 - 15850
The 1866 Yellow Boy lever-action rifle was a marked improvement over the Henry rifle. The Yellow Boy 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 bronze alloy action frame. This is an original example of the rare, yellow boy saddle carbine in .44 Henry Flat RF calibre. It has a 20” barrel and measures 39” overall. The barrel's bore is near mint clean with crisp rifling. 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’s all original wood work has just the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. It has the correct ‘bronze’ action, butt plate with sliding trap, tube magazine and ‘King's Patent’ side gate. It is fitted with flip up rear sight, blade fore sight and has its original steel saddle ring and sling swivels. Its lever action and firing mechanisms work perfectly. The carbine is serial number 135807 which dates its manufacture to 1877. The serial number is marked on the action tang together with an incised ‘V’ mark. 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 15850
£6,450.00

Victorian British WD 1873 Enfield Tower Snider .577 Calibre 2 Band Rifle With Sling . Sn 15831 - 15831
This is an original British .577 Snider Patent 2 band rifle by Enfield Tower. 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 23 ¼” barrel with clean bore and crisp 3 groove rifling. The barrel has inspection / proof marks. The metal work has even patina throughout. It has a brass butt plate, fore end block & trigger guard. The original wood is undamaged with just light bumps and bruises to be expected. The action plate is marked ’Tower (Enfield)’ together with ‘1873’ date & crisp Crown Victorian crown mark. The breech and barrel have proof/ WD inspection marks together with snider patent marks. The breech cover has a steel breech cover with locking catch and inspection marks. The action is strong and works as it should. It has sling swivels fitted with leather sling, 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 15831
£1,195.00

MINT BORE, Victorian British WD 1885 BSA & M Co Snider MK III .577 Calibre Cavalry Carbine Marked ‘NSW PSCC’ To The Australian New South Wales Public School Cadet Corps With Leather Rear Sight Protector Cover. Sn 15830 - 15830
This is an excellent, original British .577 Snider MK III Cavalry Carbine. 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 BSA & M Co (Birmingham Small Arms & Machine Company) cavalry carbine made in 1885 has a 19 ¼” barrel (34 ¼” overall). The bore is near mint, clean with crisp 3 groove rifling. It has a brass butt plate with trap and brass trigger guard. The woodwork is undamaged and the stock has an ink BSA 1885 WD Roundel together with Australian New South Wales marks ‘NSW above ‘PSCC’ (New South Wales Public School Cadet Corps) & weapon number ‘267’ (School cadets have been in existence in Australia for over 100 years. The first unit was established in Australia in 1866). It is crisply marked with the Victoria Crown 'V.R', dated 1885 and has the 'BSA & M Co' manufacturer's stamp together with inspection mark. The top of the breech is stamped 'III' model designation. The hinged breech cover has WD inspection marks and the correct knurled steel breech release catch. The breech and barrel is nicely marked with Victorian proof/inspection marks. The carbine has a fixed foresight and adjustable ladder rear sight with removable leather cover which has eyelets that secure to screws on either side of the fore stock. The action is strong and works as it should. The price for this nicely marked Cavalry 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 15830
£1,195.00

SOLD SOLD (08/12) RARE, American Civil War Era U.S. Army Springfield Model 1864 Converted To Erskine Allin 1870 ‘Trap Door’ .50/70 Obsolete Calibre Breech Loading Rifle & Sling. Sn 15839 - 15839
The Springfield model 1870 was one of several models of Springfield, which used the trapdoor breechblock design developed by Erskine S. Allin. The model 1870 was a minor improvement to the Springfield Model 1868, and retained most of the Model 1868's features. The trapdoor Springfields had originally been designed as an inexpensive method of converting Springfield Model 1863 / 64 muskets into breech loading rifles, which dramatically improved their rate of fire from about four shots per minute to about a dozen shots per minute. This is an excellent original U.S. Army Springfield Model 1864 Converted Erskine S Allin 1870 ‘Trap Door’ rifle. Our example has all original American walnut furniture and the metal work, bright & clean & clean. Interestingly the wrist of the stock has been contemporarily, expertly carved on the left side to provide finger grooves no doubt to provide a good grip for bayonet combat. The rifle measures 51 ½” overall with a 32 ¼” round steel barrel which has crisp well defined rifling and just light staining consistent with age and use. The weapon is fitted with block and blade fore sight, grooved action hinge rear sight together with flip up ladder rear sight. It has a heavy military hammer, correct breech cover latch, steel butt plate stamped ‘US’ (Army), sling swivels fitted with later leather sling, steel barrel bands, fore end block and original steel cleaning rod. The action plate is marked with the American Eagle and 'U.S’ together with ‘Springfield’ & ‘1864’. The breech cover has the correct ‘1870 with Eagle’ model designation. The weapon’s loading, cocking and firing actions work perfectly. 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 15839
£0.00

MINT BORE, Victorian 1864 British WD Enfield 3 Band .577 Obsolete Calibre Snider Service Rifle. A 619 / 15838 - A 619 / 15838
This is an original Enfield Snider 3 Band Rifle. The action plate is stamped With Queens Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and by the manufacturer 'Enfield 1864' together with WD inspection mark. It has excellent all original wood work, brass butt plate, fore end block and trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle also has its original steel cleaning rod, ladder rear sight, block and blade fore sight and sling swivels. The barrel has a near mint bore, clean with crisp 3 groove rifling. Total length is 55 ¼” with a 36 ¾” barrel. The cocking & 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. A 619 / 15838
£975.00

SOLD SOLD (09/11) ZULU WAR ERA 1875 British WD Enfield Martini Henry .577x 450 Obsolete Calibre MK I Converted To MK II, Short Lever Service Rifle With 1st Pattern Trigger, Butt Plate & Leather Sling. A 618 - A 618
This is an excellent Zulu War Era 1875 dated, Martini Henry .577x 450, MK I converted to MK II, Short Lever Service Rifle. These rifles were used in the Zulu Wars of 1879. Our example has excellent all original woodwork which has a clear WD roundel stamp impressed into the stock. The metal work is undamaged, has Victorian WD ordnance/ proof marks and has excellent finish throughout. The action plate is stamped ‘Crown 'VR' (Victoria Regina) Enfield and dated '1875'. It also has the correct MK I, Conversion to MK II designation stamp. The bore is clean with crisp rifling and the weapon strips, cocks and dry fires perfectly. It is complete with original steel cleaning rod, sling swivels fitted with period leather sling & bayonet lug. It has the 1st type chequered steel butt plate and 1st type grooved trigger. The rifle 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. A 618
£0.00
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