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1898 to 1903 J. STEVENS A & T CO Obsolete Calibre .32 Rim Fire No.21 Rolling Block Take Down Bicycle Rifle With External Hammer. Sn 13624:2 - 13624:2
Stevens guns were made at their plant in Chicopee Falls, Mass. From 1864 to 1886 their guns were marked J. STEVENS & CO. From 1886 to 1916 they were marked J. STEVENS A & T CO or J. STEVENS ARMS & TOOL CO. No Stevens firearms were manufactured from 1916 until 1920 when Savage Arms purchased the facilities and name. From 1920 until 1942 (or '48) Savage marked guns J. STEVENS ARMS CO and after that simply STEVENS or STEVENS/SAVAGE. The Stevens name was discontinued in 1991. This is an original J. STEVENS A & T CO No. 21 BICYCLE RIFLE. These short take down rifles had 20" barrels and were advertised as being perfect for cyclists. The rifles were sold with a case that would fit perfectly into the frame of a standard size bicycle (see image of contemporary advert illustrated). These Bicycle rifles were produced between 1898 to around 1903. This is a nice original example of the breech loading rolling block take down J. STEVENS A & T CO No. 21 Bicycle rifle. It has the correct 20” round to octagonal barrel with a clean bore and crisp rifling. It measures 36 ½” overall. Its ‘take down' mechanism is achieved by unscrewing the sling swivel lug on the underside of the action. All wood and metalwork have even patina. The top of the barrel is crisply marked ‘J. STEVENS A. & T. CO. CHICOPEE FALLS MASS U.S.A. PAT APR.1794’ (illustrated, indicating manufacture between 1898 to 1903) and one of the barrel flats ’32 Long’ (calibre). The stock also has crisp Remington Arms Co manufacturer detail. The weapon is serial number '632' which is stamped on the underside of the action tang. The cocking, firing, take down and rolling block actions work perfectly. It has a ribbed wood butt plate, blade fore sight & adjustable rear sight. 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. The price for this unusual bicycle rifle includes UK delivery. Sn 13624:2
£675.00

RARE, 1909 Winchester ‘The Stinger’ Model 1894 .32-40 Obsolete Calibre Lever Action Rifle With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 13624:1 - 13624:1
This is a very good increasingly hard to find Winchester Model 1894 ‘The Stinger’ lever action Rifle in obsolete calibre .32-40. It has all original undamaged woodwork, original finish on the metalwork and strips, cocks and dry fires as it should. Its 25 ¾” octagonal barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling and is stamped on one of the barrel flats '32-40' (calibre) and the stock strap 'Model 1894’ with Winchester name & Trade mark detail (illustrated in image 2). The top of the barrel is stamped ‘ Made By The Winchester Repeating Firearms Company’ together with the company address and patent detail. One of the barrel flats is stamped ‘The Stinger’ and with Wasp logo (Winchester firearms marked "The Stinger" with the Wasp were imported by the Perry Brothers LTD in Australia. All illustrated in image 2). The underside of the frame is stamped with number '477911' which dates it to 1909. It has a full length tube magazine, steel butt plate, blade foresight & adjustable rear sight. Price 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 13624:1
£1,895.00

Marlin Safety Model 1893 .32-40 Obsolete Calibre Lever Action Rifle With Tube Magazine. A 609 - A 609
This is an excellent increasingly hard to find Marlin Model 1893 lever action rifle in the obsolete calibre .32-40. It has excellent undamaged woodwork, original finish on the metalwork and strips, cocks and dry fires as it should. Its 25 ½” barrel has a clean rifled bore (44 ½” overall length). The top of the barrel is marked with the Marlin Fire-Arms Co. New Haven address & patents for 1889- 1893. It has an external hammer, full length tube magazine and is side gate loading. The top of the action is marked 'Marlin safety'. The underside of the frame is stamped with number '313984'. The action tang is stamped ‘Model 1893’. It has a steel butt plate, blade foresight & adjustable rear sight marked ‘Marbles Gladstone Mich USA’. Price for this excellent lever action Marlin 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 609
£1,895.00

1855 Dated Enfield Tower .650” Carbine Calibre Constabulary Percussion Police Musket With Lovell's Patent Catch For Constabulary Bayonets. Sn 13372 - 13372
This is a Victorian Police 'Constabulary' percussion musket. It measures 42 ¼” overall with a 26 ½” smoothbore barrel which is .650 carbine calibre. The bore has just light staining consistent with age. The underside of the barrel beneath the wood is marked ‘WG’ & ‘Bond’. It has all original wood and metal work. The wood has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The stock has a rear sling swivel and the fore end has a contemporarily drilled hole no doubt for a sling swivel or anchor which is absent. The plain steel lock is crisply marked with Queens Crown ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina), Tower (Enfield) & dated ‘1855’. The carbine size musket has a heavy military hammer, brass butt plate, trigger guard & fore end block together with original steel ramrod. In 1843, as a result of a select committee meeting investigating the shortcomings of the previous Hanovarian version bayonet Lug's in service with the British Army, the Lovell's Lug was introduced. The Lug with Lovell's 'Catch' was introduced into the British Army in 1884 and applied to Constabulary bayonets up to the mid 1850's. (See page 98 and 99 of British & Commonwealth Bayonets by Skennerton & Richardson). This rifle is fitted with the correct Lovell's bayonet catch. The cocking and firing mechanisms work perfectly. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13372
£675.00

WW1 Era Austrian Kropatschek-Steyr Model 1886 Portuguese Contract Tube Magazine Bolt Action 8x60 Guedes Calibre Rifle & Sling. Sn 13363 - 13363
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 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 whch has just the knocks, bumps and bruises consistent with age. The breech is stamped with ‘Crown L.1’ (Louis I, King of Portugal 11 November 1861- 19 October 1889). The breech is also stamped 'OE WFG Steyr 1886’ & ‘M1886’. The weapon has matching numbers ‘SS 488’ on the breech and barrel. There is no visible number on the wood and the bolt is numbered ‘K141’. The weapon has a block and blade fore sight, graduated ladder rear sight, bayonet stud, sling swivels, cleaning rod and steel butt plate. The weapon is fitted with an original leather sling. 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 13363
£645.00

Victorian British Hollis & Sons Gun Makers To Her Majesty’s War Department British Cavalry Officer’s Private Purchase .600” Calibre, Percussion Cavalry Carbine With Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 13329 - 13329
Isaac Hollis and Sons were London based Victorian gun makers recorded as operating in 1861. Throughout the years, Hollis manufactured quality sporting firearms and rifles for the British Government. About 1915, Hollis merged to form the company of Hollis, Bentley and Playfair. They remained in business until 1935. This is a percussion Cavalry Carbine by Isaac Hollis & Sons, no doubt a Cavalry Officer’s private purchase weapon. It is in excellent condition. It has all original walnut stock and original finish to the metal work. It has a heavy military percussion hammer and the lock plate is crisply ‘I. Hollis & Sons’ together with trademark roundel with wording ‘Makers To Her Majesty’s War Department’. Its 21" barrel (37” overall) has a clean .600” calibre bore with crisp 3 groove rifling. The top of the barrel is stamped with inspection marks. It has a graduated ‘100,200, 300 yards’, block & 2 leaf rear sight and block & blade fore sight. It has an under barrel captive steel ramrod. The carbine also has brass fore end block, trigger guard & butt plate. It is complete with original steel saddle bar & ring. The stock is marked ‘I. Hollis & Sons Gunmakers’ (illustrated). It cocks & dry fires perfectly. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion Carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13329
£1,400.00

Victorian 1860 British Enfield MK II*Snider .577 Calibre Cavalry Carbine Regiment Marked ’20 263’ To 20th Hussars . Sn 13312 - 13312
The 20th Hussars was a Cavalry Regiment of the British Army. The Regiment was originally raised in Bengal by the East India Company as the 2nd Bengal European Light Cavalry in 1858, for service in the response to the Indian Rebellion. It was renamed the 2nd Bengal European Cavalry in 1859 and in 1862, while based in Mathura, it was transferred to the British Army and renamed the 20th Regiment of Hussars. It became the 20th Hussars in 1877. The regiment remained on the North West Frontier and participated in the Ambela Campaign in autumn 1863 and the Hazara Expedition in October 1868 before moving to England in 1872. The Regiment then served in Ireland, The Sudan and WW1. After service in Ww1 it was amalgamated with the 14th King's Hussars to form became the 14th/20th King's Hussars in 1922. This is an original British .577 Snider Patent Cavalry Carbine by Enfield to the 20th Hussars. 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 carbine has a 19 ½” round steel barrel with clean bore and 3 groove rifling. It measures 37 ½” overall length. The metal work has even patina throughout. It has a brass butt plate & trigger guard. The butt plate is Regiment marked ‘20’ to the 20th Hussars and weapon number ‘263’ together with inspection mark (illustrated). The original woodwork is undamaged and has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The wood has a diamond ink cartouche which contains the letters ‘DC’ and has an Enfield ink roundel above number ‘1’. The side plate is dated 1860 and is marked Enfield, Crown VR (Victoria Regina), together with inspection mark. The breech and barrel have proof/ inspection marks together with ‘MK II*’ designation. The action is strong and works as it should. It has its original fixed foresight and adjustable rear ladder sight. Price for this Regiment marked carbine includes UK delivery. NB As an 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 13312
£695.00

Victorian British Army In India .650 Bore Percussion Musket With Fitting For Brunswick Bayonet. A 603 - A 603
This is an original India Arsenal Musket made in the late Victorian era for the British Army In India most likely issued to native Indian troops. The side plate is unmarked. It has all original wood stock which has the knocks bumps and bruises consistent with age and service use. It has a brass fore end block and trigger guard with extended tang. It also has a brass butt plate with extended tang and brass stock fittings . The butt plate tang has what appears to be Indian Arsenal marks. The weapon has its original ramrod, fixed rear sight, block fore sight and sling swivels. The barrel's bore has staining consistent with age and use. Total length is 51" with a 35 ¼” 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. A 603
£695.00

VERY RARE, One Of 16,000 British Crimean War Era 1856 Windsor USA Contract Pattern 1853 Enfield .577” Calibre 2 Band Percussion Rifled Musket With 1858 Dated Regiment Marked Butt Plate '4.L' To The 4th Lancers. Sn 13313 - 13313
This is an excellent original example of the British 1853 Pattern rifled musket manufactured under contract to British War Department by Robbins and Lawrence, Windsor, Vermont, USA in 1856. During the Crimean War (1854-1856) there was a shortfall of Enfield rifle muskets. Insufficient numbers were being produced in the United Kingdom and, despite a contract for their manufacture being placed in Belgium, further assistance from both the United States and France was sought. An American contract was swiftly set up in February 1855 for 25,000 US rifle muskets, altered to the Enfield bore, to be made by Robbins and Lawrence of Windsor, Vermont. The American produced Enfields were stamped 'WINDSOR' on the lock. Although the contract was for 25,000 weapons, due to financial difficulties only 16,000 were produced in America for the British Army and marked ‘Windsor’. This is a very rare, original example of the Crimean War American contract 1853 Pattern 2-band Percussion Rifled Musket. The side plate is correctly stamped ‘Windsor’ and has the Queens crown (Victoria) together with ‘1856’ date. It has an excellent all original walnut stock, brass butt plate, brass trigger guard with extended tang, steel fore end block and original steel ram rod. It is without bayonet lug. The butt plate tang is crisply Regiment marked '4 L' (4th Lancers) together with 434 (weapon number) & date ‘1. 58’ (Jan 1858) indicating issue to the lancers post Crimean War. The musket has a block and blade fore sight, sling swivels and ladder rear sight. The barrel has a clean bore with 3 groove rifling. Total length is 46" with a 30" barrel. The firing action works perfectly. The price for this very rare Crimean War era British Army Musket, one of only 16,000 made includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion rifle, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13313
£1,200.00

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
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