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Victorian 1874 British Enfield Tower Snider .577 Calibre 2 Band Rifle With Nipple Protector, Chain & Sling. Sn 19576 - 19576
This is an original British .577 Snider Patent conversion 2 band rifle. 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 rifle has a 30” round steel barrel. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. The barrel has proof marks. The metal work has even patina throughout. It has a brass butt plate, fore end block & trigger guard. The original wood is undamaged with just light bumps and bruises to be expected. The action plate is marked ’Tower’ together with ‘1874’ date & crisp Victorian Crown mark. The breech is marked ‘Snider patent’. The action is crisp. It has sling swivels fitted with leather sling, bayonet bar, cleaning rod, nipple protector with brass link chain, fixed foresight and adjustable rear ladder sight. The 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 19576
£1,195.00

**MINT BORE**BRITISH NITRO PROOFED**Victorian 1888 Dated MK IV Enfield Martini Henry .577x .450 Long Lever British Service Rifle With British WD & India Arsenal Marks. Sn 19471 - 19471
This is an original MK IV. 1888 dated .577x .450 Martini Henry, long lever Service Rifle. It has its original woodwork throughout. The wood has Enfield roundel and other ink marks indicating Nepal use after British service (illustrated). The metal work has British WD and India arsenal marks and British nitro proof marks (illustrated). It has a block & blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels, cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The 33” steel barrel’s bore is near mint, clean and bright with sharp, well defined multi groove rifling. The metal work has even patina. The action works crisply. The action is stamped on the right side Crown VR (Victoria Regina) Enfield, ‘Mark IV I’ model designation and dated '1888' together with WD arrow. 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. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19471
£1,675.00

Victorian C1850 English Form, 16 Bore, Double Barrel Muzzle Loading Percussion Shotgun Wall Hanger. Sn 19513 - 19513
This is a Victorian era 16 Bore double barrel shotgun in English form. It has Walnut furniture with finely chequered wrist. The stock has an inlaid void brass escutcheon. The shotgun with double 30”, steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. It measures 45 ¾” overall. The barrel rib has a bead fore sight. The action plates, action tang and trigger guard with extended tang have foliate engraved decoration. There are no external visible maker or date marks. The cocking & firing actions of the weapon work crisply. The barrels smooth bores have residue & staining consistent with age and use. The gun has its original ebonised wood ram rod with steel end cap. This shotgun is suitable for display only. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading percussion shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 19513
£375.00

**MINT BORE**C1880 Victorian British George Gibbs Bristol Volunteer’s Private Purchase Martini Henry .577x .450 Short Lever Rifle. Sn 19376 - 19376
Founded in Bristol in 1830 as J & G Gibbs ( who are also listed as “wire drawers at 4 Redcliff St ) and renamed in 1835 as G Gibbs . The firm has gained an impressive record of innovation, adaptation and tenacity, making muzzle loading guns and rifles of the highest quality including Samuel Bakers first 4 bore heavy charge rifle, under the direction of the founder George Gibbs Snr. the firm developed and expanded with the help of his sons G.C. and Herbert to embrace the breech loading era with a series of crucial partnerships and designs. The firm finally consolidated in 1858 at 29 Corn St and this address changed to 39 Corn St in 1880 when St Werbergs church , further along Corn St , was dismantled and rebuilt elsewhere in the city . The Church was taken down during 1877 and replaced with 10 new shop premises , the buildings finally re numbered around 1879/1880. The Gibbs business is still thriving today. This is a Victorian Volunteer’s private purchase Martini Henry, short lever rifle by George Gibbs of Bristol. It has its original woodwork throughout which has just light bumps & bruises to be expected with age and service use. It has a block & blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels, cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The 33” steel barrel’s bore is near mint clean and bright, the rifling sharp and well defined. The barrel has British proof marks. The metal work has even patina and has numbers (illustrated). The action works crisply. The top of the barrel is signed by the maker ‘George Gibbs 39 Corn Street Bristol’. 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 19376
£1,675.00

Victorian 1886 Dated MK IV Enfield Martini Henry .577x .450 Long Lever British Service Rifle With British WD & India Arsenal Marks. Sn 19472 - 19472
This is an original MK IV. 1886 dated .577x .450 Martini Henry, long lever Service Rifle. It has its original woodwork throughout. The wood has Enfield roundel and other ink marks (illustrated). The metal work has British WD and India arsenal marks and ‘N.E.P’ , N.S’ Nepalese Native Service stamps (illustrated). It has a block & blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels, cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The 33” steel barrel’s bore has staining consistent with age & sharp, well defined multi groove rifling. The metal work has even patina. The action works crisply. The action is stamped on the right side Crown VR (Victoria Regina) Enfield, ‘Mark IV I’ model designation and dated '1886' together with WD arrow. 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. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19472
£1,475.00

**MINT BORE**QUALITY**Victorian British Robert Hughes & Sons Birmingham Martini Action .577 x.450 Obsolete Calibre Big Game Cape / Sporting Rifle. A 1104 - A 1104
Robert Hughes was a gun and pistol maker at 22 Moland Street, Birmingham until 1872 and at 100 Moland Street from 1873. He adopted the style 'Universal Firearms Works' in 1868. His guns were well known and he was favoured in the London gun market, known for his high quality Sporting Rifles, typically sold to men traveling to Asia or Africa for big game hunting. This is an excellent Martini action sporting rifle by Robert Hughes & and Sons. The metal work is undamaged and retains its original blue finish. The wood work is all excellent & all original. It has a chequered panel wrist and fore stock with polished horn end cap. It has a steel butt plate & sling swivel lugs. The 30” barrel has a near mint bore clean and bright with crisp multi groove rifling and the rifle measures 46 ¾” overall length. The barrel and action are signed by the maker (illustrated). The underside of the action is numbered WR36091. The barrel has proofs, a shrouded blade fore sight and graduated flip up rear sight and leaves 100-1200 yards. The rifle’s cocking & firing actions work crisply. The 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. A 1104
£1,795.00

Mid 1800's Reilly (London) 15 Bore Single Barrel Muzzle Loading Percussion Sporting Shotgun. Sn 19514 - 19514
This is a very good Victorian era 15 Bore Single Barrel Muzzle Loading Percussion Sporting Shotgun. It has a 30” three stage barrel and measures 46 ½”overall. The barrel's smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The action & trigger guard with extended tang are nicely engraved with a foliate design. The action is signed by the maker ‘Reilly’ (most likely 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). The wrist of the stock has chequered panels and it is fitted with a steel butt plate and horn fore end cap. The top of the wrist is inlaid with void escutcheon. The stock is all original with just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The gun has an ebonised wood ram rod with brass end cap and tip which unscrews to reveal a worm. The weapon has a post fore sight. The gun’s cocking and firing action works crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an muzzle loading antique shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 19514
£475.00

**ZULU WAR** 1879 Dated British WD MK II Action Enfield Martini Henry .577x .450 Obsolete Calibre Long Lever Service Rifle & Sling. A 1103 - A 1103
This is an original .577x .450 Martini Henry, long lever service rifle with Zulu War 1879 dated MK II action. It has its original woodwork throughout. The wood has just light bumps and bruises consistent with age. It has a block & blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels fitted with later reproduction leather sling, steel cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The 32 ½” steel barrel has a clean bore with sharp, well defined rifling. The barrel has WD inspection / proof marks. The metal work has even patina with nice blue finish. The action works crisply. The action is stamped on the right side Crown VR (Victoria Regina) Enfield, ‘Mark II’ model designation and dated '1879' together with inspection mark. 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. A 1103
£1,675.00

**MINT BORE**QUALITY**Victorian British Officer’s Private Purchase James Kerr & Co London Enfield Martini Henry MK II .577x .450 Rifle Made Using MK 1 Parts WD Marked Nickel Plated Brass Muzzle / Fore Sight Protector Cover & Martini Rear Sight Cover - 19535
James Kerr was a superintendent of the London Armoury Company and held patents for rifles and ammunition. He had premises at 54 King William Street London between 1870 & 1883 operating as James Kerr & Co and other London addresses up to 1894 (see page 176 of British Gunmakers Vol.1 by Brown) This is an excellent original MK II .577x .450 Martini Henry Rifle by James Kerr & Co. It has excellent original woodwork throughout. It has block and blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, MK1 chequered steel butt plate, MK1 grooved trigger, sling swivels, cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The 33” steel barrel's bore is near mint clean & bright with crisp rifling (49 ¾” overall length). The muzzle is fitted with original removable nickel plated brass muzzle sight protector cover which is stamped with WD arrow and has a struck out number (illustrated). The muzzle cover is open allowing it to remain on the gun when firing. The ladder rear sight is also fitted with removable nickel plated brass sight protector cover which is stamped ‘martini’ (illustrated). The metal work’s blue finish is excellent. The action works crisply. The action is signed on one side by the maker ‘James Kerr & Co 54 King William St E.C London E’. The barrel has proof inspection marks. This is an antique obsolete calibre 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 19535
£1,975.00

**MINT BORE**WW1 1915 British BSA Martini Action .310 Cadet / Greener Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre Cadet Rifle With Australian 6th Military District (Tasmania) ‘CMF’ (Citizen Military Force) Markings. Sn 19536 - 19536
This is an excellent WW1 dated BSA Martini Action .310 Obsolete Calibre Cadet Rifle With Australian Military markings. These British made rifles were used as training rifles and fire the now UK obsolete calibre .310 Cadet (310 Greener) round which was introduced by Greener in 1900. It is complete with sling swivels, block & blade foresight & adjustable graduated rear sight which has patent detail (illustrated). The 24 ½” steel barrel's bore is near mint, clean & bright with typical light rifling and it has a crisp martini action (40 ¼” overall length). It has all original wood furniture which has knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age & service use and all original metal work & steel butt plate. The left side of the action is crisply stamped 'Made By The Birmingham Small Arms Co Ltd' & with the BSA piled arms trademark. The right side is crisply stamped 'Commonwealth Of Australia’ & numbers '20746 above 1616’. The barrel has matching number ‘20746’ and the wood has matching number ‘1616’. The top of the breech is stamped with Australian Kangaroo mark. The barrel is stamped with calibre detail ‘310’ and ’12-120’ and with BSA manufacturer detail. The stock is crisply impressed ‘CMF’ & ‘6MD’ to the Citizen Military Force (Australia’s Home Guard) 6th Military District (which is Tasmania) and dated ‘8/15’ (August 1915). 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 19536
£895.00
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