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U.S. Remington, 1870's Swedish Contract Rolling Block 11mm Rifle & Bayonet. Sn 10923:20 - 10923:20
***With effect from Tuesday 2nd May 2017 JC Militaria Ltd will comply with new legislation imposed by the European Parliament and will only sell deactivated weapons which have been re-certified to the new European Specification and which have a 'new' UK / EU certificate. **** A U.S. Remington 1870's Swedish Registered 'Rolling Block' 11mm rifle and bayonet. The Remington Rolling Block rifle was a breech-loading rifle 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. This is an excellent original Remington Model 1870 rolling block rifle has a 11mm Bore. It has a 35" barrel (50" overall) and has an external hammer and ladder rear sight. The woodwork and metal work are both undamaged and have a nice patina throughout. The woodwork has only the minor bumps and bruises from normal use which is to be expected of a weapon of this age. It is complete with two sling swivels, bayonet lug and cleaning/ram rod. The cleaning/ram rod has a tulip shaped end typical of the US Civil War. The trigger guard is the No 1 Type. It also has spring type barrel holders which were fitted to the No 1 Rifle. The bayonet lug is of the Argentinian Type. It has three barrel bands. The right plate is stamped with model detail 'DA' and the left with 'DA'. The left side of the stock is stamped with an Egyptian motif. It's loading and firing action works correctly. The bayonet is a French Yataghan for the 1866 Chassepot Rifle and Remington Rolling Block Rifle. It fits perfectly on the rifle. This is a nice example of the French model 1866 Chassepot bayonet with Yataghan form blade (See pages 84 and 92 plate 195 of The Bayonet Book by Watts & White). The steel single edged blade with fuller is undamaged with just very light staining consistent with age. The blade is 22 1/2" long (27 1/4") overall. The back edge of the blade is engraved by manufacturing armoury and dated 1871. It has the correct steel cross guard with muzzle ring and ribbed brass grip with flat spring and steel push button. It is complete with the correct scabbard made of sheet steel. The scabbard has no dents and has it's original strap bar. The price includes deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 10923:20
£975.00

VERY RARE, Mid 1800's .59" Bore, Norwegian/ Belgian Military Kammerlader Breech Loading 'Under Hammer' Rifle. Breech Marked 'PJ Malherbe & Co, Liege'. A 554 - A 554
The Kammerlader, or "chamber loader", was the first Norwegian breech loading rifle, and among the very first breech loaders adopted for use by an armed force anywhere in the world. A single-shot black-powder rifle, the kammerlader was operated with a crank mounted on the side of the receiver. This made it much quicker and easier to load than the weapons previously used. Kammerladers quickly gained a reputation for being fast and accurate rifles, and would have been a deadly weapon against massed ranks of infantry. The kammerlader was introduced in 1842, and it is thought that about 40,000 were manufactured until about 1870. While the first flintlock breech loading rifles, such as the Ferguson, were launched decades before 1842, Norway was the first European country to introduce breech loaders on a large scale throughout its Army and Navy, although the United States had been the first in the world with the M1819 Hall rifle. The kammerladers were manufactured in several different models and adopted by other Nations. The rifles used the Minié ball in paper cartridge ammunition. The Kammerlader loading sequence is as follows: 1. The hammer mounted under the weapon is cocked. 2.The crank is rotated, opening the breech. 3. A percussion cap is placed on the nipple. 4.A pre measured amount of gunpowder is poured into the breech, and the paper from the paper cartridge is used as wadding. 5.The bullet is placed in the chamber. 6.The crank is rotated forwards, locking the breech and making the rifle ready to fire. This is an original Kammerlader rifle. It has it's original woodwork which has the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The fore section of the stock may have been contemporarily shortened at some time in it's life. It's loading and firing actions work perfectly and are nice and tight. It measures 47 1/2" overall with a 26 3/4" .59" Bore barrel. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has steel fittings in the white including barrel, action and trigger guard with extended tang. The butt plate is brass. The breech is Belgian manufacturer marked 'PJ Malherbe & Co, Liege'. The trigger guard and action have matching numbers '148' and it has several small inspection marks including 'Crown Above M'. It has a block and blade foresight and flip up fixed rear sight. It is fitted with rear sling swivel and forward sling swivel lug. It's chamber is clean. These weapons are very rare to find in their original breech loading form. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique black powder weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 554
£1,095.00

RESERVED RESERVED 1861 Dated, British Officer's Quality Enfield Tower 3 Band .577 Calibre Percussion Rifle. Sn 10803 - 10803
This is an original 3-band Percussion Rifle in .577" calibre. The side plate is stamped on the With Queens Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and 'Tower 1861'. It has all original wood stock with Officer's quality finely chequered neck, brass butt plate, forend block and trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle also has it's original original ramrod, ladder rear sight & block and blade fore sight. The barrel has a mint bore with crisp rifling. Total length is 55" with a 39" barrel. The firing action works perfectly. 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. Sn 10803
£1,250.00

C1850, English .68" Bore, Double Barrel Side By Side Percussion Shotgun By Court Stapenhill With Damascus Barrels, Walnut Stock & Ramrod. Sn 10793 - 10793
This is a .68"Bore, Double barrel percussion Shotgun. It has 30 1/2" Damascus steel barrels and measures 46 1/2 " overall. The barrels, set side by side have a central flat top barrel rib. It has it's original walnut stock with ribbed neck and steel butt plate. The top of the neck is inlaid with a void German Silver escutcheon. The fore stock has small German Silver fittings at the fore stock release catch. The metal work has foliage engraving to the, side plates, breach tang, Dolphin hammers and it has a steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial. The side plates are both nicely engraved 'Court Stapenhill'. It has double triggers and the weapon cocks & dry fires perfectly as it should. The shotgun is fitted with bead foresight & has it's original brass tipped wood ramrod. Price for this antique English shotgun which would make a superb wall hanger/ display piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion shotgun no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 10793
£595.00

Mid 1800's .40 Calibre Break Action Needle Fire Rook Rifle By E.M Reilly & Co, London. A 547 - A 547
Edward Michael Reilly was an English Gunmaker who between 1861 & 1869 had premises at 315 & 502 New Oxford Street, London, operating as E.M Reilly & Co (see page 195 & 196 of English Gunmakers Vol.1 By Brown). This is a good quality .40 Calibre Needle Fire Rook Rifle By E.M Reilly & Co, London.. It has a 25 1/2" octagonal barrel and measures 42" overall. The barrel's bore is clean and has crisp rifling. The top of the barrel is engraved 'E.M. Reilly & Co 502 New Oxford Street, London'. Both sides of the action & trigger guard with extended tang are nicely engraved with a foliate design. The neck of the stock has chequered panels and it is fitted with a steel butt plate. The underside of the stock is inlaid with a small, oval, void, German Silver escutcheon. The stock is all original with just the bumps and bruises to be expected. The weapon has fixed blade fore sight and small flip up leaf rear sights. The weapon's break action is operated by a knurled plate lever which operates a threaded bolt which allows the barrel to be broken for loading. The weapon's needle fire action works perfectly. Price for this attractive 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. A 547.
£695.00

1868, Belgian, Albini-Braendlin Front Hinge Breech 11mm Calibre Military Service Rifle. A 539 - A 539
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 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 1/2" barrel which is clean with crisp rifling and measures 53 1/2" overall. It has all original wood work which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected and steel butt plate. it also has a steel trigger guard with extended tang, adjustable rear sight, block and blade foresight, bayonet block and original steel clearing rod. It has the correct hinged breech and heavy military hammer. The barrel is stamped with inspection marks and '1868' date. 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. A 539
£695.00

Westley Richards 1874 Percussion Capping Breech Loading 'Monkey Tail' .483 Calibre Carbine. Sn 9454. - 9454
British Military Trials on Breech Loading rifles began in the mid 1800's. The most successful rifle was that submitted by Westley Richards. Its breech consisted of a plunger attached to a long handle which, when the breech was closed, lay along the top of the stock neck and was raised to open it, thus earning The nickname of the monkey-tail from its distinctive silhouette. This is an excellent Westley Richards Percussion Capping Breech Loading 'Monkey Tail' Rifle. It has a 23" barrel & measures 41" overall. The breech is stamped with inspection/proof marks and number '14223'. It has a block and blade fore-sight & elevating ladder rear-sight. The top of the barrel is also stamped with '.483' calibre detail. It has a superb clean bore with crisp rifling. It's lift-up trapdoor action 'Monkey Tail' breech is stamped 'MANUFACTURED BY WESTLEY RICHARDS' with triangle mark. It's plain lock plate is marked 'WESTLEY RICHARDS & Co' & Dated '1874' within triangle. It has a heavy military hammer & has it's original full-stock, steel butt plate with trap, barrel-band, forward sling swivel and original steel clearing rod. Price for this Westley Richards 'Monkey Tail' Rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 9454
£1,500.00

C1867 .32 Rim Fire Break Action Rook Rifle By E.C. Green, Cheltenham. A 578 - A 578
Edwin. C. Green was an English Gunmaker who in 1867 had premises at 87 High Street, Cheltenham (see page 70 of English Gunmakers By Baily & Nie). This is a good quality .32 Rim Fire Break Action Rook Rifle by Green. It has a 23" octagonal barrel and measures 38" overall. The barrel's bore has crisp rifling but does have some staining. The top of the barrel is engraved 'EC Green High Street, Cheltenham'. Both sides of the action, the hammer & trigger guard with extended tang are ornately engraved with a crisp deep foliate design. Both sides of the neck of the stock are inlaid with silver mounts and the underside of the stock inlaid with a silver shield shaped escutcheon nicely ehgraved with stylised initialspossibly 'WSG'. The stock is also fitted with a steel butt plate. The stock which is all original has a beautiful grain and finely chequered neck. The weapon has fixed fore and rear sights and the loading, cocking & firing actions work perfectly. Price for this attractive 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. A 578.
£1,275.00

Late 1800's 12.7mm Swedish Calibre Model 1867 Remington Rolling Block Rifle. A 580. - A 580
The Remington rolling block rifle was the first metallic cartridge rifle to be adopted by the Swedish and Norwegian Armies. When the American Civil War ended, the U.S. Federal Government immediately cancelled most contracts for weapons manufacture. This desperately harmed some companies, but Remington's fallback position was their Rolling Block project. This 'new' rifle was based on patents held by Leonard Geiger and Joseph Rider. Scandinavian countries equipped their Military with them and Sweden even obtained license to manufacture their own Rolling Block rifles. They went also to Egypt, France, China. Almost every nation ordering Military Rolling Blocks wanted them chambered for their own specific cartridge. This is an excellent original Remington rolling block rifle has a 12.7mm Bore. It has a 36" barrel (53 1/2" overall) and has an external hammer and ladder rear sight. The woodwork and metal work is undamaged with nice patina throughout. The woodwork has only the minor bumps & bruises to be expected of a weapon of this age. It's rifled bore is crisp & clean. It is complete with sling swivels, cleaning rod & bayonet lug. Behind the trigger it is stamped with the Remington Arms Company Patent detail (illustrated). The barrel bands forward of the ladder sight are stamped "U" ( proof mark indicating the bands were originally assembled correctly as the barrel and the bands are tapered). The top of the barrel is stamped '5070' with letters 'W.A' & 'PJF' either side. The left plate is stamped '190' and the right with model detail '1867'. The right side of the barrel is stamped '50.70', the left '9174'. The butt plate strap is crisply stamped ' 190, CI, 3, C8'. The stock has a brass roundel inset stamped with the letter 'R'.It's loading & firing action works correctly. 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. A Firearms licence is required to possess this weapon in the UK for shooting. A 580.
£895.00

Late 1800's 12.7mm, Carl Gustaf , Swedish Contract, Model 1867 Remington Rolling Block Rifle. Sn 7850. - 7850
The Remington rolling block rifle was the first metallic cartridge rifle to be adopted by the Swedish and Norwegian Armies. When the American Civil War ended, the U.S. Federal Government immediately cancelled most contracts for weapons manufacture. This desperately harmed some companies, but Remington's fallback position was their Rolling Block project. This 'new' rifle was based on patents held by Leonard Geiger and Joseph Rider. All of 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, with the two Swedish manufacturers producing about 80% of the weapons. This is an excellent original Remington Model 1867 rolling block rifle has a 12.7mm Bore. It has a 36" barrel (53 1/2" overall) and has an external hammer and ladder rear sight. The woodwork and metal work is undamaged with nice patina throughout. The woodwork has only the minor bumps & bruises to be expected of a weapon of this age. It's rifled bore is crisp & clean and it is complete with sling swivels, bayonet lug & cleaning rod. Behind the trigger it is crisply stamped with the Remington Arms Company 1884/1886 Patent detail (illustrated). The barrel bands forward of the ladder sight are stamped "U" ( proof mark indicating the bands were originally assembled correctly as the barrel and the bands are tapered). The barrel has a crisp 'Crown with C', Swedish, Carl Gustaf proof mark, with 'EL' &'NL' either side. The right plate is stamped with model detail '1867' and the left with number 5478. The right side of the barrel is stamped 'IdR J.S'. The steel butt plate strap is stamped '1351'. It's loading & firing action works correctly. 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. A Firearms licence is required to possess this weapon in the UK for shooting. Sn 7850.
£895.00
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