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ALL MATCHING NUMBERS, Swiss, Schmidt-Rubin Model 1889 7.5 x 53.5 mm Straight Pull Rifle. Sn 13624:23 - 13624:23
In 1882 Eduard Rubin began testing the first small-calibre copper-jacketed bullet which could successfully withstand high velocities. In 1885, this round was combined with Rudolf Schmidt's first straight-pull action resulting in the Swiss, Schmidt-Rubin Model 1889 7.5 x 53.5 mm Rifle. This is an excellent example. It measures 51 ½” overall with a 31" barrel and has all original woodwork. The stock is stamped with a Swiss Military mark ‘D7+CI’ and the steel butt plate with 'Swiss Cross' together with numbers ‘3’ and ‘374’. The metal work retains its original bluing and is in excellent undamaged condition. The breech housing is stamped with Swiss proof/ inspection marks and matching serial numbers '49040' on the breech housing, bolt, barrel and magazine. It is complete with bayonet bar, sling swivels, adjustable rear sight and block & blade fore sight. Its firing action works perfectly as it should and it's barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling. Price 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 13624:23
£745.00

INTERMEDIATE SPEC, 1949-1952, French Foriegn Legion, Hotchkiss Collapsible "Type Universal" 9mm Sub Machine Gun. Sn 13624:24 - 13624:24
The Hotchkiss "Type Universal" Sub Machine Gun is one of most unusual weapons that appeared during the early post-WW2 period. The weapons were made by the once famous French arms-making company Societe des Armes a Feu Portatives Hotchkiss et Cie in 1949, and was produced until about 1952. The idea behind this gun was to make it as compact as possible when carrying or storing. It was used by the French Foreign Legion and Paratroopers. This is a nice original rare to find example. It is undamaged and has been deactivated to intermediate specification in 2000. It does not fold as it would have originally due to the deactivation process but it has a moving trigger and slide & the magazine can be removed (it does not cock and dry fire). The left side of the frame is stamped 'CMH No. 1058'. Price for this hard to find machine gun includes UK delivery and deactivation certificate. Sn 13624:24.
£595.00

WW1 Era Austrian Kropatschek-Steyr Model 1886 Portuguese Contract Tube Magazine Bolt Action 8x56R Calibre Rifle With Sword Bayonet & Scabbard. Sn 13624:25 - 13624:25
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. His rifles feature a tubular magazine under the barrel similar to a Winchester rifle. One of his designs was sold to the French Navy, and was later adapted by the French Army. Kropatschek patent weapons were used by the French Army and Navy during the First World War. This is an excellent example of a Portuguese contract Kropatschek Steyr Model 1886 rifle. In calibre 8x 56R, 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. The breech is very faintly stamped with ‘Crown L.1’ (Luiz I Portugal)'. The breech is also stamped 'OE WFG Steyr 1886. It is complete with correct cleaning rod and fitted with sling swivels, block and blade fore sight, graduated ladder rear sight and bayonet stud. The rifle comes with its original Sword Bayonet which has a clean 18 ½” single edged blade with fullers. It’s steel cross guard with muzzle ring is stamped ‘QQ842’. Its slab wood grips have the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The push button on its steel pommel works correctly. The bayonet has its original black steel scabbard with steel frog bar. The scabbard has no dents. Price includes UK delivery. NB as an obsolete calibre, antique weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13624:25
£795.00

INTERMEDIATE SPEC, Post 1980, Israeli, Mini Uzi 9mm Sub Machine Gun With Folding Stock. Sn 13624:26 - 13624:26
The first Uzi Sub machine gun was designed by Major Uziel Gal in the late 1940s. The Uzi has found use as a personal defence and Military frontline weapon by elite light infantry assault forces in nearly every theatre of war since its introduction. The Mini Uzi is a smaller version of the regular Uzi, first introduced in 1980. The Mini Uzi is 23 ¾” long with the stock folded. Its barrel length is 7 ¾”.This is an excellent Mini Uzi. It has excellent metal work, original composite fittings and correct folding stock. The weapon has has a top lever cocking slide and is fitted with correct magazine. Deactivated to intermediate specification in 2008 this weapon has a moving slide and trigger & the magazine can be removed (does not cock and dry fire). It is stamped on the left side of its frame ' MINI UZI 9mm', numbers '08324' and with the manufacturers mark 'IMI' (Israel Military Industries). A great opportunity to own an iconic, Mini Uzi SMG. Price includes deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 13624:26
£595.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD 1822-1846 Isaac Blissett Of London 28 Bore Coachman’s Percussion Pistol Converted From Flintlock With Captive Steel Ram Rod & Octagonal Brass Barrel. Sn 13658 - 13658
Isaac Blissett (1777-1847) is recorded as a Perfumerer and Jewelller at 69 Leadenhall Street, London between 1808 & 1822. At the same premises between 1822 & 1846 he is recorded as a gun dealer and maker (see page 143 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol 1). This is an original Coachman’s percussion pistol converted from flintlock made by Blissett. It is 13" overall with an octagonal Brass barrel which is 28 Bore. The barrels smooth bore is clean. The pistol has a small 'v' notch rear sight and bead fore sight. It has a flat side plate with heavy Dolphin hammer. The side plate is crisply signed by the manufacturer ‘Blissett’ and the top barrel flat has the manufacturer’s name and 69 Leadenhall Street address (illustrated) . It has a walnut full stock with fine chequering at the grip and inlaid void German silver escutcheon. It has its original captive steel ram rod & the action works as it should. The metal and wood of the pistol have no damage. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13658
£0.00

QUALITY DISTINCTIVE CONSTRUCTION, 18th Century 36 Bore, Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 13659 - 13659
This excellent quality made flintlock pocket pistol has a distinctive construction. It is 6 ¼” overall with a 1 ¾” screw off barrel. The box lock action has crisp ‘birds in the field’ scenes on the left and right sides. The action works as it should with a strong spring action. It has a safety bar feature at the rear of the hammer and concealed trigger. It has a beautiful ‘scales’ carved Walnut grip and steel butt plate with engraved decoration. There are no visible manufacturer or black powder proof marks on this piece. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13659
£595.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD Victorian James O’Neill 12 Bore Double Barrel Muzzle Loading Percussion Coachman’s Short Barrelled Shotgun. Sn 13665 - 13665
This is a Victorian era double barrel percussion shotgun with short barrels as used by Coachmen for self defence against Highwaymen. The shotgun in the English form has short 23” brown twist steel barrels and measures 39 ½” overall. The barrels set side by side have a central flat top barrel rib and small brass bead fore sight. The bores are clean. It has its original walnut stock with chequered wrist inlaid with void German silver escutcheon. It has plain steel butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial. The stock action tang, side plates & hammers have light foliate engraved decoration. The action is signed by the maker ‘James O’Neill’. The shotgun has its original wood ramrod with brass cap. The weapon cocks & dry fires as it should. Price includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion shotgun no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13665
£0.00

English, 1790- Mid 1800's, Bond Of London .600” Bore Flintlock Sporting Rifle With Octagonal Barrel & Patch Box. Sn 13666. - 13666
Edward Bond was an English Gunmaker with premises at 108 Leadenhall Street and at 'The Golden Blunderbuss' 59 Lombard Street, London between 1762 until his death in 1790. His Sons continued the business with premises at Cornhill London until 1861. The Bond's made and supplied firearms to The East India Company. This excellent sporting rifle by Bond was made at 31 Cornhill London by Bond. It is 46 ½” overall length with a 30” octagonal barrel which has a clean bore with crisp rifling. It has a Steel hammer fitted with flint, Walnut stock with patch box compartment which has a sliding lid and brass mounts including butt plate, trigger guard with pineapple finial & ramrod mounts. The steel lock plate is crisply signed 'Bond'. The top barrel flat has Bond’s address ’31 Cornhill’. It has its original wood ram rod with brass end caps. The weapon strips, cocks and dry fires as it should. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a private collection or display. Sn 13666
£945.00

QUALITY, C1860 Imperial German Carl Delp In Darmstadt Combination Double Barrel Muzzle Loading Percussion Hunting Gun (8mm Patch Ball Rifle / 36 Bore Shotgun) With Figured Walnut Stock & Patch Box. Sn 13663 - 13663
This is an excellent double barrel percussion combination hunting gun made in Imperial Germany C1860. It has 29” steel barrels and measures 45” overall. The barrels set side by side have a central flat top barrel rib which is crisply signed ‘Carl Delp In Darmstadt’ . It has its original walnut stock with chequered wrist & figured cheek piece. The stock has a patch box compartment on one side with sliding lid. Its steel butt plate tang, trigger guard with extended tang, stock block tang, side plates & hammers have best quality crisp scrollwork engraved decoration. The gun is fitted with rear sling swivel, small blade foresight and 3 leaf graduated rear sights 100-300 yards. It has its original steel ramrod with brass end cap. The weapon has double triggers and strips cocks & dry fires as it should. Price includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion combination gun no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13663
£1,875.00

ORIGINAL NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA British 1796 Pattern Officer's Light Cavalry Sabre By Gill, London & Scabbard Presented To Captain John Guy Lovedon Volunteers By Duke Of Rutland For Service During Defence Of Belvoir Castle C1814 & Certificate Of Commission - 13644
Thomas Gill began manufacturing Swords in Birmingham during 1774 and is last recorded at St James, London in 1816. The Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Sabre was used primarily by British Light Dragoons and Hussars during the Napoleonic Wars. The blade is remembered today as one of the best of its time and has been described as the finest cutting sword ever manufactured in quantity. Officers of the famous 95th Rifles, Light Infantry Regiments and the "flank" Companies of Line Regiments adopted these Swords (The Hit Peninsular War, Book & TV series Sharpe's Rifles featured this pattern of Sword). Belvoir Castle is a stately home in the English county of Leicestershire, overlooking the Vale of Belvoir (grid reference SK820337). A corner of the castle is still used as the family home of the Manners family and remains the seat of the Dukes of Rutland, most of whom are buried in the grounds of the mausoleum there. This original Officer's quality 1796 Sabre by Gill is in excellent condition and has a handwritten cardboard label attached ‘Presented To Captain John Guy (Lovedon Volunteer Infantry Lincolnshire) By The Duke Of Rutland For Services Relating To A Defence Of Belvoir Castle During Riots About 1814. John Guy’s Commission 1804’. It has a single edged, fullered 33” sabre blade (38 ½” overall). The blade has some staining consistent with age but no rust or damage. One side of the blade near to the hilt has traces of blue and gilt etched decoration. The back of the blade is stamped by the manufacturer ‘Gill’. Its cross guard with rounded langets, knuckle guard, pommel are undamaged. It has a ribbed Ivory handle which has a couple of fine stable cracks consistent with age. The grip is secure. The Sabre is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard has even patina and no dents. The Officer’s Original hand written certificate of commission (illustrated) accompanies the piece and has original seals applied together with the original signature of the Lord Lieutenant and 1804 date. The certificate is mounted in a dark wood glazed frame and has hanging rings and cord to the rear for wall mounting. Price for this excellent Napoleonic Wars Era dated piece with interesting history to a named Officer worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 13644
£1,750.00

INERT DEACTIVATED. British Original Kynoch Box of 50 Unfired .380 Rook Rifle Cartridges (9.8 x 24R) Rifle Cartridges. O 1184 - O 1184
INERT DEACTIVATED. This is an original Kynoch 50 round box of.380 Rook Rifle Cartridges (9.8 x 24R) rifle cartridges. The rounds are headstamped KYNOCH .380.L on the brass cartridge cases crimped onto a lead heal type 124 grain round nosed bullet. The primers have an ICI monogram on them. The price includes UK delivery and no licence is required to possess these inert rounds in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. O 1184
£195.00

MATCHING DATES, WW1 1916 Dated WD 1908 Pattern British WD Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword With Enfield & SB&N Ltd Marks & 1916 Dated Scabbard. Sn 12461 - 12461
This is an excellent original, WW1 British 1908 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword 1916 dated with its scabbard. The Sword has an undamaged 35 " single edged blade with fuller (43" overall). The blade has areas of light staining consistent with age. The ricasso is marked ‘4 ‘16 ( April 1916) with Enfield ‘EFD’ inspection marks & WD arrow. The reverse is stamped ‘SB&N Ld’ with WD inspection marks. The back of the blade is stamped ’P08’ (1908 Pattern). The hilt is fitted with its original leather washer. It has the correct full bowl guard and stippled light brown composite grip with thumb recess. The guard has no visible Regiment Marks. It is complete with its original steel scabbard with fixed hanging rings. Again there are no visible Regiment marks but it has faint matching date ‘16’ (1916). The scabbard has even patina consistent with age and service use. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12461
£645.00
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