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MATCHING NUMBERS, WW1 Era Austrian Kropatschek-Steyr Model 1886 Portuguese Contract Tube Magazine Bolt Action 8x60 Guedes Calibre Rifle. Sn 13113 - 13113
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 during WW1. His rifles feature a tubular magazine under the barrel similar to a Winchester rifle. This is an excellent example of a Portuguese contract Kropatschek Steyr Model 1886 rifle in 8x60 Guedes calibre, 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 stamped with ink roundels on both sides, one contains ‘OEWFG Steyr 1886’ the other 'Royal Cypher Luiz I' (King of Portugal 11 November 1861- 19 October 1889). The breech is stamped with ‘Crown L.1’ (Luiz I). The breech is also stamped 'OE WFG Steyr 1886’ & ‘M1886’. The weapon has matching numbers ‘S627’ on the stock, breech and barrel. The weapon has a block and blade fore sight, graduated ladder rear sight, bayonet stud, sling swivels and steel butt plate. This is an obsolete calibre weapon and no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13113
£675.00

RESERVED RESERVED (15/10) VERY RARE, 1856 Dated British 1853 Pattern Enfield Tower .577 Calibre 2 Band Percussion Artillery Carbine With Mint 3 Groove Rifling. Sn 13239 - 13239
This pattern of Artillery Carbine were used by the British Military between 1853 into the 1870's. This is a very rare, original example of the British 1853 Pattern 2-band Percussion Rifle. The side plate is stamped With Queens Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and by the manufacturer 'Tower'. It is also dated '1856'. It has an excellent all original walnut stock impressed with 'WD' and arrow mark, brass butt plate, brass fore end block, bayonet bar and brass trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle has its original steel ramrod, block and blade fore sight, sling swivels and its original graduated 2 leaf rear sight. The barrel has a pristine bore with crisp 3 groove rifling and is stamped with Victorian proof marks. Total length is 40 ½” with a 23 ½” barrel. The firing action works perfectly. 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. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13239
£1,575.00

Private Purchase .577 Snider Calibre 3 Band Rifle Retailed By Thomas Turner, Birmingham. Sn 4246 - 4246
This is a quality private purchase .577 Calibre Snider, 3 Band Rifle . It has all original Walnut woodwork throughout. It has a fine case hardened lock nicely engraved by the retailer ' Thomas Turner Fisher Street Birmingham'. The breech is marked with proof / inspection marks. It has a brass butt plate, trigger guard & fore end block. The rifle measures 55 inches overall with a 36 1/2 inch barrel and is complete with sling swivels, ram rod and ladder rear sight. The bore is nice and clean with crisp 3 groove rifling. It's cocking and firing action works perfectly. This is an obsolete calibre weapon and as such no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 4246
£1,200.00

QUALITY, C1860 Victorian English 15 Bore Double Barrel Muzzle Loading Percussion Hammer Shotgun. Sn 12661 - 12661
This is a quality made Victorian double barrel percussion shotgun. It has 30” brown wash steel barrels and measures 46” overall. The 15 Bore barrels set side by side have a central flat top barrel rib. The smooth bores are in superb clean condition. It has its original walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. Its steel butt plate tang, trigger guard with extended tang & hammers have light foliate engraved decoration. The fore stock has German silver mounts. The wrist is inlaid with void German silver escutcheon. The barrels have German Silver inserts at the breech. Both side plates have foliate decoration together with scenes of hunting dogs in the field. The shotgun is fitted with bead foresight and has its original wood ramrod with brass end caps. Surprisingly for a shotgun of this high quality there are no visible manufacturer’s names on this piece. 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 12661
£845.00

QUALITY, 1846-1878 Victorian English 17 Bore Double Barrel Muzzle Loading Percussion Hammer Shotgun By John Moore Of Cholsey (Berkshire). Sn 12662 - 12662
The English Gunsmith John Moore is recorded as having premises at Cholsey, Wallingford, Berkshire between 1846 & 1878 (see page 290 of British Gunmakers Volume 2 by Brown). This is a quality made Victorian double barrel percussion shotgun by Moore. It has 31” brown wash steel barrels and measures 47 ½” overall. The 17 Bore barrels set side by side have a central flat top barrel rib. The smooth bores are in superb clean condition, It has its original walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. Its steel butt plate tang, trigger guard with extended tang & hammer have light foliate engraved decoration. The fore stock has silver mounts. The wrist is inlaid with void silver escutcheon. The barrels have platinum inserts at the breech together with 3 gold bands. The barrel rib has the maker’s name ‘Moore Cholsey’ highlighted in gold. Both side plates have foliate decoration with the makers name ‘Moore’ on both sides. The shotgun is fitted with bead foresight and has its original wood ramrod with brass end caps. 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 12662
£845.00

QUALITY American Civil War Era Double Barrelled .44” Patched Ball Calibre Kentucky Plains Rifle By N. Delany Pennsylvania With Fine Cast Steel Barrels & German Silver Fittings. Sn 12466 - 12466
Nelson Delany was an American gunmaker of Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He is recorded as working at Wyomissing Creek C1845 and active until C1872. This is a fine double barrelled .44 patched ball Kentucky Plains rifle made in the American Civil War era by Delany. It has a beautiful Walnut stock with figured cheek piece, German Silver fittings including a patch box with hinged lid, curved butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang and stock mounts. Its 31” barrels with flat top rib have clean bores with crisp micro rifling. The rifle measures 48" overall. The top rib is engraved ‘Fine Cast Steel’. Both side plates are crisply marked by the American manufacturer ‘N. Delany’. The rifle has its original ramrod with brass end cap, sling swivels, German Silver blade fore sight and adjustable rear sight. It has double triggers and heavy dolphin hammers. The weapon strips, cocks and dry fires as it should. Price for this quality Kentucky double rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 12466
£2,950.00

SOLD SOLD (03/09) Remington 1874 Dated Swedish Rolling Block 11mm Carbine Converted To U.S. Military 50.70 Calibre By J.P Lower Denver Colorado USA. Sn 12242 - 12242
The .50-70 Government cartridge became the official cartridge of the US military until replaced by the .45-70 Government in 1873. 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 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, by Carl Gustafs stads Gevärsfaktori and Husqvarna Vapenfabriks Aktiebolag in Sweden and by Kongsberg Vaapenfabrik in Norway. This is an excellent original U.S. Remington 1870's Swedish Registered 'Rolling Block' 11mm carbine converted to 50.70 calibre by J.P Lower, Denver, Colorado USA. The breech has Swedish ‘GF’, ‘NL’ and ‘H’ marks and .50-70 Calibre detail. The stock tang is marked 'J.P Lower Denver Colo'. The right side of the frame is dated '1874', the left side is numbered '1959'. It has a 25 ¼” barrel (41 ¼” overall), an external hammer, blade fore sight and ladder rear sight. The bore has just staining consistent with age and use but there is no pitting or rust and the rifling is deep cut and well defined. The metal is undamaged and has nice patina throughout. The woodwork is all original and in superb condition. It is fitted with a single sling swivel and steel butt plate. 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 12242
£0.00

RARE, Swiss M1851/67 Milbank Amsler .41 Swiss RF Calibre Stutzer Sharpshooter Rifle. Sn 11517 - 11517
The Milbank-Amslers were swinging-block conversions of several different Swiss percussion muzzle loaders to the Amsler lifting bolt design developed by the American Isaac Milbank and refined and perfected by the Swiss Rudolf Amsler. The conversion was originally approved for Swiss army issue in May 1867. All of the Amsler conversions were later designated "abgeandert 1867" (modification of 1867).The Jager M1856 was redesignated the M1856/67 Jagergewehr, the M1863 Infantry rifle bacame the M1863/67 Infanteriegewehr and the 1851 and 1864 Stutzers became M1851/67 and M1864/67 Stutzers respectively. No fewer than Twenty seperate gunmakers took part in the Swiss army conversion program. These Milbank-Amslers were the first Swiss rifles chambered in the then new .41 Swiss rimfire cartridge, which became the Swiss standard until about 1890, being used in the Swiss M1867 Peabody and in all of the Swiss Vetterlis subsequently adopted. This is a rare excellent original M1851/67 Stutzer (Sharpshooter rifle) in .41 RF Swiss Calibre. This example has the correct double set triggers and a very distinctive highly curved butt plate with upper and lower spurs. It has a 30” round steel barrel stepped at the breech. The barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling. The rifle has a fixed fore sight, adjustable rear sight, steel clearing rod, bayonet mount and sling swivels. Its original full wood stock is undamaged with just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The top of the breech has a small Swiss cross inspection mark. There are no visible manufacturer marks on the weapon. The rifle measures 50 ½” overall and its loading and firing actions work correctly. Price for this rare 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 11517
£1,250.00

WW1 Era Austrian Kropatschek-Steyr Model 1886 Portuguese Contract Tube Magazine Bolt Action 8x56R Calibre Rifle. Sn 11079:3 - 11079:3
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 during WW1. His rifles feature a tubular magazine under the barrel similar to a Winchester rifle. This is a very good 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 1/4" barrel. It has an internal, 8 shot tubular magazine and it's loading and firing mechanisms work correctly. It has a clean bore with crisp rifling. It has all original woodwork stamped on both sides with very faint ink roundels, one likely to contain ‘OEWFG Steyr 1886’ the other 'Royal Cypher Luiz I' (King of Portugal 11 November 1861- 19 October 1889). The woodwork has the bumps and surface scratches to be expected with service use and age. The breech is stamped with ‘Crown L.1’ (Luiz I). The breech is also stamped 'OE WFG Steyr 1886’ & ‘M1886’. It is complete with correct cleaning rod and fitted with sling swivels and steel butt plate. The weapon has a block and blade fore sight, graduated ladder rear sight and bayonet stud. This is an obsolete calibre weapon and no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 11079:3
£825.00

SOLD SOLD (12/07) MATCHING NUMBERS, WW1 Era Austrian Kropatschek-Steyr Model 1886 Portuguese Contract Tube Magazine Bolt Action 8x56R Calibre Rifle. Sn 11079:2 - 11079:2
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 during WW1. His rifles feature a tubular magazine under the barrel similar to a Winchester rifle. 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 1/4" barrel. It has an internal, 8 shot tubular magazine and it's loading and firing mechanisms work correctly. It has a clean bore with crisp rifling. It has all original woodwork stamped on both sides with ink roundels, one contains ‘OEWFG Steyr 1886’ the other 'Royal Cypher Luiz I' (King of Portugal 11 November 1861- 19 October 1889). The breech is stamped with ‘Crown L.1’ (Luiz I). The breech is also stamped 'OE WFG Steyr 1886’ & ‘M1886’. The weapon has matching numbers ‘V885’ on the stock, breech and barrel. It is complete with correct cleaning rod and fitted with sling swivels and steel butt plate. The weapon has a block and blade fore sight, graduated ladder rear sight and bayonet stud. This is an obsolete calibre weapon and no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 11079:2
£0.00
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