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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

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

**SOLD**SOLD**8/5*WW1 Era Austrian Kropatschek-Steyr Model 1886 Portuguese Contract Tube Magazine Bolt Action 8x60 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 8x60, 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
£0.00

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

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
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