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Large, Quality, C1850 .8" Bore Percussion Fowling Piece/ Punt Gun, Shotgun, By Wilson, York With Walnut Stock & Damascus Brown Barrel. A 550 - A 550
In Brown's Book British Gunmakers Vol.2, page 370, the English Gunsmith George Oliver Wilson is recorded as having premises at 3 Peter Lane, York between 1847-1890. This is a large percussion fowling piece/ Punt Gun by Wilson. This would have been an expensive weapon to purchase when it was made C1850. It is .8" bore and has a 39 1/2" stepped round to octagonal brown damascus barrel with bottom rib (56 1/2" overall). It's bore is good with just the staining to be expected with age and use. It has beautiful walnut stock with chequered neck, German Silver & steel fittings. It has a plain steel butt plate with foliate engraved tang. It has a heavy steel dolphin hammer, side plate, action finial and trigger guard with extended tang & Acanthus bud finial. All are nicely engraved with a foliate design. The barrel has a post foresight. The top of the barrel is engraved by the manufacturer 'G.O. Wilson Maker York'. The top of the barrel at the breech end has foliate engraving. The piece which is a heavy 6.1 Kg is complete with its original wood ramrod with brass end cap. Price for this excellent fowling piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of collection or display. A 550
£2,400.00

Large, Victorian .65" Bore Percussion Fowling Piece By T. Hassall London With Walnut Stock & Damascus Brown Barrel. Sn 10344 - 10344
In Brown's Book British Gunmakers Vol.1 a Thomas Hasdell is recorded as being an English Gunsmith with premises at 150 John Street London between 1862-1866. No Thomas Hassall is recorded. This is a large Victorian percussion fowling piece by Thomas Hassall (Hasdell). This would have been an expensive weapon to purchase when it was made and this piece is in as found condition having been mounted above a fireplace in an English country house for the last 50 years or more. It is .65"bore and has a 44" stepped round to octagonal brown damascus barrel (60" overall). The barrel has light blemishes in areas consistent with wall mounting but no damage. It's smooth bore is clean and it has beautiful walnut stock with chequered neck, German Silver & steel fittings. It has a plain steel butt plate with foliate engraved tang. It has a steel dolphin hammer, side plate, action finial and trigger guard with extended tang & Acanthus bud finial. All are nicely engraved with a foliate design. The barrel has a brass blade foresight. The side plate is engraved by the manufacturer 'T. Hassall London'. The neck of the stock is inlaid with a void German Silver escutcheon and the top of the barrel at the breech end has heraldic devices with much of their original gold finish. One of the heraldic shield devices has embossed letters 'FABR DI AP'. The top of the action is engraved 'T.Hassall London'. The piece is complete with its original wood ramrod with brass end cap. The rod is chipped at the breech end of the wood. Price for this excellent fowling piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of collection or display. Sn 10344
£975.00

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

1862 Dated .577 Calibre Snider Enfield MK II **, 3 Band Rifle. Sn 10133 - Sn 10133
This is an excellent .577 Calibre Snider, Enfield MK II **, 3 Band Rifle. It has all original woodwork throughout. It has a fine case hardened lock which is crisply dated '1862 Enfield ' with the Victoria Crown stamp. The breech is crisply stamped with the Birmingham Small arms 'BSA Co' mark and MKII ** designation together with proof / inspection marks. The rifle measures 54 inches overall with a 36 1/2 inch barrel and is complete with sling swivels, ram rod and ladder rear sight. The bore is nice and clean with crisp 3 groove rifling. It's cocking and firing action works perfectly. This is an antique obsolete calibre rifle and as such it does not require any licence to possess in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery.
£945.00

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

Private Purchase .577 Snider Calibre 3 Band Rifle Retailed By Thomas Turner, Birmingham. A 562 - A 562 / 8945
This is a quality private purchase .577 Calibre Snider, 3 Band Rifle . It has all original Walnut woodwork throughout with chequered fore grip & wrist. It has a fine case hardened lock nicely engraved by the retailer ' Thomas Turner Fisher Street Birmingham'. The breech is marked 'Snider Patent together with proof / inspection marks. It has a brass butt plate, trigger guard & forend block. The rifle measures 55 inches overall with a 36 1/2 inch barrel and is complete with sling swivels, ram rod and ladder rear sight. The bore is nice and clean with crisp 3 groove rifling. It's cocking and firing action works perfectly. This is an obsolete calibre weapon and as such no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. A 562
£1,450.00

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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