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QUALITY, Victorian, English, Westley Richards, 12 Bore, Double Barrel Break Action Top Lever Pin Fire Shotgun With Damascus Barrels. Sn 14764 - 14764
The renowned English Gunsmiths Westley Richards & Co have been making unique and best quality shotguns and rifles for over 200 years. This is a Victorian 12 Bore double barrel pin fire shotgun made by Westley Richards. At some point in its life it has been re-furbished to a high standard. It has lovely all original Walnut furniture with finely chequered wrist and fore stock. The wrist has a void German silver escutcheon on the underside. The shotgun with double 30”, 12 Bore Damascus, browned steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. It measures 47” overall. The barrels smooth bores are clean and bright. The top barrel rib is signed by the maker ‘Patent Westley Richards 170 New Bond St London’. The side plates are polished steel & signed by the maker ‘Westley Richards’. The top lever is marked ‘Westley Richards Patent’. The trigger guard with extended tang has foliate engraved decoration. The trigger guard tang is also numbered ‘3867’. It has a small brass bead fore sight. The loading & firing actions of the weapon work perfectly as they should. The price for this quality piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre pin fire shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14764
£795.00

Victorian 1868 Dated British WD Enfield Snider MK II ** .577 Calibre Artillery Carbine Volunteer Regiment Marked ‘V/BA1/103’ . Sn 14787 - 14787
This is an original British .577 Snider Patent artillery Carbine by Enfield. 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 Snider carbine has a 21 ½” round steel barrel with clean bore and crisp rifling. The metal work has even patina throughout. It has a brass butt plate, fore end block & trigger guard. The butt plate tang is marked ‘V/BA1/103’ to a Militia / Volunteer Unit. The wood is undamaged & all original. The side plate is marked ’Enfield’ together with ‘1868’ date & crisp Crown VR mark (Victoria Regina). The breech and barrel have proof/ WD inspection marks together with ‘II**’ designation. The breech cover has a knurled steel lever, correctly without locking catch. The action is strong and works as it should. It has sling swivels, bayonet bar, ram rod, fixed foresight and adjustable rear ladder sight. Price for this carbine worthy of further research regarding the Regiment marks includes UK delivery. NB As an 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 14787
£975.00

UNUSUAL, NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA, Late 1700’s – Early 1800’s, British .750 Musket Calibre, Flintlock Cavalry Carbine, Officer’s Private Purchase By Mortimer London, Regiment Marked ‘26’ (To The 26th Light Dragoons) With Steel Ram Rod. Sn 14750. - 14750
This is an excellent example of an unusual variant Officer’s private purchase Cavalry carbine. It has nice patina to the metal work throughout. It has a heavy military hammer fitted with flint. The lock plate is crisply stamped by the manufacturer ‘Mortimer’ (many Gunsmiths named Mortimer are recorded as working in London during the 1700’s & 1800’s). It has a 19” barrel (34 ½” overall) and is .750 musket calibre. The smooth bore has light staining consistent with age. The top of the barrel is stamped with black powder proofs & ‘London’. It has its original steel ram rod, grooved breech rear sight and block fore sight. The carbine also has brass fore end block, ram rod mounts, void inlaid brass escutcheon, trigger guard with extended tang & butt plate which is engraved with Regiment mark ‘26’ (most likely to The 26th Light Dragoons. The Regiment was raised 25th March 1795, renumbered in 1803 as the 23rd Light Dragoons. The Regiment was disbanded after the Napoleonic wars in 1819). It is complete all original, undamaged Walnut furniture in Brown Bess form of the era. It’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock Carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14750
£1,850.00

SOLD SOLD (08/05) Early, Paget’s, British .650 Carbine Calibre, Flintlock Short Cavalry Carbine, Officer’s Private Purchase By Allport Regiment Marked ‘MB 15’ (Most Likely To The 15th King’s Hussars Militia) Captive Steel Ram Rod, Bar & Ring. - 14751
The design of these short Carbines was influenced by the British Cavalry Commander, Sir Henry William Paget 1st Marquess of Anglesey, 2nd Earl of Uxbridge(1768-1854) who sought to find a suitable carbine for his troops when, in 1801, he was Colonel of the 7th Light Dragoons (see pages 87 to 97 of British Cavalry Carbines & Pistols Of The Napoleonic Era by Chisnall & Davies which outlines the history of the Paget carbine and illustrates Paget carbine variations. Page 97 illustrates an early Paget carbine similar to ours but dated 1805). The flintlock version was adopted by the British Army & designated as the Short Cavalry Carbine. It was the carbine of the English Cavalry until C1830. This is a fine example of the rare, early variant, Paget Cavalry carbine, no doubt a British Officer’s Private purchase. It has nice patina to the metal work throughout. It has a heavy military hammer fitted with flint. The lock plate is crisply stamped with Georgian crown and by the manufacturer ‘Allport’ (most likely George Allport recorded at Aston Road Birmingham 1807-1812, see page 156 of British Gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown). It has a 20” barrel (35” overall) and is .650 carbine calibre. The smooth bore has light staining and residue consistent with age. The top of the barrel is stamped with black powder proofs together with Regiment mark ‘M.B. 15’ (most likely to The 15th The King's Hussars Militia B Troop. Initially a Light Dragoon Regiment , The Regiment was re named the 15th King’s Hussars. The Regiment was first raised in 1759, it saw service over two centuries, including the Napoleonic wars before being amalgamated with the 19th Royal Hussars into the 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars in 1922). It has the correct under barrel captive swivel ramrod with end cap, plate with ‘v’ notch fixed rear sight and blade fore sight. The carbine also has brass fore end block, trigger guard with extended tang & butt plate. It is complete with original correct steel saddle bar & ring. It has all original, undamaged Walnut furniture. It’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock Carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14751
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (02/04) FORERUNNER OF THE BRITISH ARMY MARTINI HENRY SERVICE RIFLE, Mid 1800’s Martini Tanner & Co, Martini’s Patent No. 2425 Action .41 Swiss Calibre Sporting / Target Rifle. Sn 14715 - 14715
The Hungarian born Swiss Friederich Martini is famous for developing the Peabody rifle (Peabody-Martini) and in collaboration with the Scotsman Alexander Henry designing the Martini- Henry rifle that the British army used from 1871 till 1891. Before taking part in the British Army trials that led to his action being adopted by the British Armed Forces, Martini worked with Tanner & Co to create their Martini Patent No 2425 action, Stutzen rifle (Martini Tanner & Co worked together from 1833 to 1897, the Company was in existence until C1916). This is an excellent example of the Martini Tanner & Co Stutzen in .41 Swiss calibre made prior to the British Military Trials. The Stutzen walnut stock is all original, excellent and undamaged. It has a curved steel butt plate with finials typically Swiss of that era, two sling swivels and steel ramrod. It has a 32 ½”round stepped to octagonal blued steel barrel with adjustable rear sight and block and blade fore sight. The left side of the barrel is numbered 3435. The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. The left side of the action is marked ‘Martini’s Patent 2425’, the right ‘Martini Tanner & Co Frauenfeld’. The rifle measures 48 ¾” overall length. Its loading and firing actions work as they should. The price for this excellent rifle worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre, antique firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14715
£0.00

1930's 3rd Series Webley Service MK II .22 Calibre Air Rifle. Sn 11261 - 11261
This is a very good, original 1930’s 3rd Series Webley Service Mark II Air Rifle in .22 Calibre. These rifles introduced C1935 had a modified centrally mounted flip up aperture rear sight, an improvement on the earlier Type 1 & Type 2 side mounted Webley Service sights (see Chapter 2 of Thrale's book Webley Air Rifles 1925-2005). The trigger guard of the rifle is stamped with serial number ‘10543’. The left side of the cylinder is stamped 'WEBLEY SERVICE AIR RIFLE MK II MANUFACTURED BY WEBLEY & SCOTT LTD, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND’ and with the Webley 'winged pellet logo'. The barrel is stamped '.22 CALIBRE'. It has the Great Britain, USA, Spain, Germany and Canada 1925 patents stamped on the Right Side of the air chamber. It also has the correct patent Number '371548'.' Its original wood stock is excellent and undamaged with chequered panels at the wrist & undamaged ribbed horn butt plate. It has its correct original centrally mounted flip up rear sight, dial adjustable sight, block and blade fore sight & push button barrel retaining catch. The rifle loads and fires as it should with a strong spring action. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 11261
£595.00

SOLD SOLD (02/04) C1900 Liege Francotte’s Patent Martini Action .230 (297/230) Calibre Cadet Rifle With Victorian Queen’s Crown Western Australia WD Cadet Force (WACF) Military Markings. Sn 14684 - 14684
This is a Liege Belgium made Martini Action obsolete calibre Cadet Rifle With Australian WD Markings. These Rifles were used as training rifles for Military cadets. It has a blade foresight & adjustable ladder rear sight. The steel barrel's bore is clean with sharp and well defined rifling and it has a crisp martini action which works perfectly. It has all original wood furniture and metal work & has a steel butt plate. The left side plate is crisply stamped ‘Western Australia Government’ and with Victorian Queen’s Crown together with ‘Francotte Patent’ roundel and number ‘67195’. The top of the breech is stamped ‘Auguste Francotte & Co Liege’ (the Company was founded in 1810 and was most active between 1860 and 1914. It had premises at Rue Mont Saint Martin 61, in Liege. The Company made weapons based on other manufacturers designs. The Francotte house manufactured a number of rifles shotguns based on the Martini system and supplied them to a number of Countries armed forces). The stock is crisply stamped on one side ‘Western Australia Government’ and with Victorian Queen’s Crown. The other side is stamped ‘W.A.C.F.’ (Western Australia WD Cadet Force), number ‘1173’ and ‘S’ between War Dept arrows. 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 14684
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (06/04) Victorian Era India Arsenal 40 Bore Percussion Musket With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 14607 - 14607
This is an original India Arsenal musket made in the late Victorian era. The blued side plate has no manufacturer or date marks. It has all original wood stock with just bumps and bruises to be expected . It has a brass fore end block and trigger guard with extended tang. It also has a brass butt plate. The weapon has its original steel ramrod and fixed sights. The blued 33” long octagonal barrel has a flared muzzle. The muzzle opening is 11mm diameter (approx. 40 bore). The smooth bore has staining consistent with age and use. The barrel is stamped ‘148’. The wood is impressed ‘99’ (or 66). Total length is 48". The cocking & 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 14607
£0.00

BEST QUALITY, 1897 - 1900 Dutch Wilhelm Von Kreyfelt Rotterdam Holland Rolling Block 9.5 x 60R Mauser Obsolete Calibre Match Grade Target Rifle. Sn 14618 - 14618
Wilhelm Von Kreyfelt was a Dutch gunmaker active around 1870 until 1900. Little is known about Von Kreyfelt other than he made or modified this best quality, heavy, rolling block match grade target rifle which is in the obsolete calibre 9.5 x 60R Mauser introduced C1887 for the Peabody Martini Action rifle. It has blued metal work and figured walnut stock, the left side with raised cheek piece. The stock is mounted with an oval brass plate engraved ‘F.F. Kesting’ most likely the name of the original owner of this rifle. It has a curved steel butt plate, two sling swivels fitted with leather sling and steel ramrod. The action tang is signed ‘WILH. VON KREYFELT, ROTTERDAM’. It has a 31 ¾” round stepped to octagonal blued steel barrel with adjustable rear sight and block and blade fore sight. The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. The rifle measures 48” overall length. Its loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this excellent match target rifle worthy of further research, which would have been an extremely expensive weapon to buy when it was made includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre, antique firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14618.
£1,875.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, Italian 1888 Dated Vetterli Terni Arsenal 'Torre Annunziata 1881' 10.35 x 47R Calibre Bolt Action Rifle With Stamped Stock. A 588 - A 588
This is an excellent antique Italian Vetterli bolt action rifle in 10.35 x 47R obsolete centre fire calibre. It has excellent all original wood furniture. The stock is nicely stamped with 1888 Terni Arsenal marks and number ‘W647’ (all illustrated). It has excellent metalwork with nice patina throughout. The barrel length is 34” and it measures 53” overall. The breech is stamped 'Torre Annunziata 1881' and matching number ‘W647’ (illustrated). It has an adjustable rear sight, bayonet bar, block & blade foresight, 1 sling swivel, 1 sling swivel lug, steel butt plate, correct magazine and original cleaning rod. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. The loading & firing action works perfectly. 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. A 588
£975.00
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