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RESERVED RESERVED Remington 1864-1868 Patent U.S Remington Scandinavian Contract 8x58R Calibre (.318 Bore) Rolling Block Sporting Rifle. Sn 14019 - 14019
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. This is an excellent original U.S. Remington 1864-68 Patent Swedish contract 'Rolling Block' rifle. The breech has Swedish Crown @C’ mark above ‘JB’ & ‘GM’ marks. The stock tang is marked ‘9775’. The right side of the barrel at the breech is marked ‘4737/96’ and the wood ‘1896’. The action tang is marked with Remington’s 1864-1868 Patent detail (all illustrated). It has a 33” barrel (49” overall), an external hammer, ramp blade fore sight and 2 leaf sight. The metal is undamaged and has nice patina throughout. The woodwork is all original with no damage. It is fitted with sling swivels and steel butt plate. The loading and firing actions work as they should. 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 14019
£0.00

C1897 French Caubert Brevete Darne Patent Sliding Breech .410 Pinfire Single Damascus Barrel Shotgun. Sn 14073 - 14073
In 1897, a gunsmith from Saint Etienne, Régis Darne, patented a new basically different type of shotgun. It has a fixed barrel and a sliding breech system. Improved years after years, it was a real commercial success and Darne shotguns won many awards in gun shows and shooting competitions. This is an excellent example of a single barrel Darne patent pin fire shotgun. The shotgun measures 44” overall length with a 28” round Damascus steel barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech. The weapon has the correct Darne patent sliding breech released by a lever on the underside of the barrel. The hammer and action have engraved foliate decoration. It has a small post foresight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. The underside of the action is stamped ‘Caubert Brevete’ above number 821. The wood sock has fine chequering at the wrist and steel butt plate. The smooth bore is clean and the firing action works as it should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique pinfire shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14073
£675.00

SOLD SOLD (13/10) British Victorian Snider Patent .577 Calibre Smooth Bore Police & Prison Officer’s Carbine For Use With Snider .577 Shot Shells. Sn 14102 - 14102
This is an original British .577 Snider Patent Carbine. The Snider action was introduced to British service in 1866. They remained in use until the Martini Henry was introduced. This snider carbine was contemporarily re-barrelled for the .577 Calibre Snider shot cartridge for use by Victorian Police and Prison Officers for riot control and escort duties (examples of the snider shot cartridge are illustrated in image 2 but are not for sale and not included with this carbine). The barrel is fitted with the correct shotgun type bead fore sight and is correctly without rear sights.The barrel’s bore is clean. It has steel furniture. The woodwork is original & undamaged . The top of the breech is stamped with Snider’s Patent. The action is strong and works as it should. 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 14102
£0.00

QUALITY, Victorian C1860 William Powell Birmingham .450” Bore Percussion Sporting Rifle With German Silver Mounts & Octagonal Damascus Barrel . Sn 14101 - 14101
William Powell was an English Birmingham based Gunsmith with premises at Park lane in 1860, Aston New Town in 1868 and Whittall Street C1870. He is also recorded at those premises working as Powell & Son (see page 310 of British Gunmakers Vol.2 By Brown). This is an attractive antique C1860 Percussion Sporting rifle by Powell. It has a 30” octagonal damascus steel barrel and measures 45 ¼” overall. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. The barrel has a small blade fore sight and 2 leaf rear sight. Its steel side plate, trigger guard with extended tang & acanthus bud finial and dolphin hammer are engraved with a foliate design. The side plate is signed by the maker 'W.Powell'. The all original wood stock with chequered wrist has German Silver mounts and the back of the wrist inlaid with a void German Silver escutcheon. The stock has a steel butt plate with extended tang. It has its original steel ramrod. All wood and metal have their original finish. The cocking & firing actions work perfectly. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion sporting rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14101
£975.00

C1850 Victorian British Officer's Private Purchase Percussion Rifled 13 Bore Fusil Musket Saddle Carbine. Sn 14111 - 14111
This is a very good British Officer's Private Purchase Percussion Fusil saddle carbine made C1850. It has 20” long round steel barrel and measures 35 ½” overall. The bore has just light staining consistent with age and crisp rifling. Its walnut full stock has just minor bumps and bruises and is all original with no damage. It has brass fittings including forend block, butt plate, ramrod mounts and trigger guard with extended tang. The action has a plain steel side plate and heavy military hammer. The top of the barrel is stamped with proof marks. The stock has also has a brass plate engraved ‘Bore 13’. The weapon has its original steel ramrod. It has a block and blade fore sight and 2 leaf rear sight. It has a strong cocking and firing action. There are no visible manufacturer or retailer marks on this piece. Price 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 14111
£895.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 18/9 ) MASSIVE, 19th Century North African / Arabic 22 Bore Miquelet Lock Musket With Hand Tooled Decoration. Sn 14113 - 14113
Miquelet lock is a modern term used by collectors and curators, largely in the English-speaking world, for a type of firing mechanism used in muskets and pistols. It is a distinctive form of snaplock, originally as a flint-against-steel ignition form, once prevalent in Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Balkans, North Africa, the Ottoman Empire and throughout Spain's colonies from the late 16th to the mid 19th centuries. The miquelet may have come to the attention of arms makers in Istanbul & North Africa via long-established trade routes from Italian city-states through the port of Ragusa (Dubrovnik) to provinces on the Balkan Peninsula. Other avenues were probably provided by booty from corsair raids and/or from the many Ottoman-Euro conflicts of the period. The muzzle loading weapons were generally handmade weapons, and consequently they widely varied in their construction. They were seen as very personal weapons, and unlike the typical military weapons of the time which were very plain and utilitarian, the weapons tended to be well crafted and were usually intricately decorated. They usually had very long barrels. The stocks were handmade and ornately decorated, featuring a distinctive curve which is not seen in the stocks of other muskets. The function of this curve is debated; it may be purely decorative, or it may have allowed the weapon to be tucked under the arm and cradled tightly against the body, as opposed to being held to the shoulder like a typical musket or rifle. This is a 19th century miquelet lock musket in the form found in North Africa / Algeria. It measures a massive 5’ 3” overall length. It has round steel barrel with bell mouth which is .594” muzzle diameter (approx. 22 Bore). It has hand tooled brass barrel bands. The hammer is fitted with flint and the weapon has its original steel ram rod. Its original wood stock has hand tooled decoration and typical curved butt. The wood and metal have the wear and patina to be expected of a native North African / Arabic weapon of its age. As is common with these weapons, it does not cock and dry fire although its hammer moves under spring tension and its trigger moves. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique miquelet musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14113
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (4/10) C1900 Martini Action .297/230 Obsolete Calibre Cadet Rifle. Sn 14020 - 14020
This is a very good Martini Action .297/230 obsolete calibre Cadet Rifle. These Rifles were used as military training rifles. It is complete with sling swivels, blade foresight & adjustable ladder rear sight. The 27 ½” steel barrel's bore is clean with sharp and well defined rifling and it has a crisp martini action. It measures 43” overall length. It has all original wood furniture and metal work & has a steel butt plate. The left side plate has a small ‘Crown below AF’ inspection mark and number ‘36918’. The metal and wood have no external manufacturer marks. 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. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14020
£0.00

Victorian Enfield MK II .577x .45 Martini Henry, Short Lever Officer's Private Purchase Rifle Retailed By Joseph Bourne & Son, Birmingham. Sn 14070 - 14070
Victorian British Officers & Militia Units regularly purchased their own Martini Henry Rifles. These Rifles were manufactured by Enfield to the same specification as their Military counterparts and sold into the retail market for private purchase. This is a very good, original, Victorian private purchase, MK II .577x .45 Martini Henry, short lever Rifle. It has its original, sling swivels, cleaning rod, block and blade fore sight, flip up rear sight and has all original woodwork throughout. The steel barrel's bore is clean with sharp and well defined rifling. The action works as it should. The top of the barrel is marked by the Victorian Retailer ‘Joseph Bourne & Son, Birmingham’ (illustrated). 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. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14070
£1,200.00

SOLD SOLD (06/10) MATCHING NUMBERS 1868, Belgian, Albini-Braendlin Front Hinge Breech 11mm Calibre Military Service Rifle With Socket Bayonet. Sn 13988 - 13988
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. It has a steel trigger guard with extended tang, adjustable ladder rear sight, block and blade foresight, bayonet block, a rear sling swivel, the front one is missing and original steel clearing rod which is nicely stamped "E 1639" which matches the number stamped under the ladder frame rear sight on top of the barrel and one the firing mechanism. It has the correct hinged breech which is stamped with " D 474" and heavy military hammer. The barrel is stamped with inspection marks and '1868' date. The loading and firing actions work perfectly. The rifle is complete with an original socket bayonet with 17 3/4" triangular blade which has a small stamped mark which appears to be 'FJI' or 'PJI'. The socket is stamped 'J669' and fits the rifle snugly. The 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 13988
£0.00

SUPERB, RARE, Edo Period Japanese Samurai 22 Bore Matchlock Musket With Cannon Barrel, Silver Inlay & Brass Fittings Including Inlaid Silver Dragon Decoration To The Barrel. Signatures To Wood & Metal . Sn 13991 - 13991
The matchlock was the first mechanism, or "lock" invented to facilitate the firing of a hand-held firearm. This design removed the need to lower by hand a lit match into the weapon's flash pan and made it possible to have both hands free to keep a firm grip on the weapon at the moment of firing, and, more importantly, to keep both eyes on the target. These pieces were made through to the late 19th century under Tokugawa Licence as special orders for Samurai families who needed to maintain their status in parades that took place during annual festivals. This Japanese matchlock has a fully functioning brass action and ornate fittings. It was made during the Edo period (1603-1868) & has a massive 41 ¾” long blued octagonal barrel with cannon muzzle which is .595” at the muzzle opening (approx. 22 Bore). The smooth bore has staining consistent with age. It has a blade fore sight and block rear sight. It measures 54 ¼” overall length. It has a full wood stock with heavy brass barrel bands and ornate inlaid brass and silver inlay fittings including floral, smoke / flame & Animal forms together with a large ornate silver inlaid stylised Dragon applied to the barrel. The underside of the stock has a small solid silver floral, possibly Oak leaf emblem pinned to the wood. It has a brass ball trigger on the underside of the stock within a brass trigger guard. The action correctly moves the 'quick match' to the powder pan and the weapon is fitted with wood ram rod. There are no visible Japanese gunsmith or family signatures on the exterior of this piece but the underside of the barrel and inside of the wood has faint Japanese script signatures most likely to the Gunsmith and family who commissioned the piece. We are undertaking translation of the signatures and will provide the findings to the purchaser of this piece. The price for this highly desirable, rare matchlock includes UK delivery. NB As an antique matchlock musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13991
£3,750.00
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