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MINT BORE, Victorian 1878 British Holland & Holland London .380 Long Rifle Black Powder Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Break Action Rook Rifle With Thomas Perkes 1878 Patent Under Lever & Octagonal Barrel. Sn 17171 - 17171
Founded in 1876 when the English Gunsmiths Harris Holland & Henry William Holland joined forces, Holland & Holland have been at the pinnacle of British gun making. This is an excellent Rook rifle in .380 Long Rifle Black Powder Centre Fire UK Obsolete Calibre. The 28 ¾” octagonal blued barrel has a near mint bore, bright & clean with crisp rifling (44 ¼” overall length). The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘4829 ‘ which dates its manufacture to 1878 & has London black powder proofs. The top barrel flat is signed by the makers ‘Holland & Holland 98 New Bond St London’. The action has crisp foliate tooled decoration. It has excellent all original Walnut woodwork with chequered panel fore stock, chequered panel pistol grip and steel butt plate with foliate decoration. It has a fixed ‘v’ notch plate rear sight with 2 additional folding leaves graduated 50-100-150 yards and blade fore sight. The Thomas Perkes patent (Patented 1878 No. 1968) under lever break action loading & firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB 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. Sn 17171
£2,200.00

QUALITY, Cased, Victorian C1840 Pair Of English Edward & William Bond London Steel Frame 50 Bore Percussion Belt Pistols With Double Octagonal Barrels, Belt Bars & Accessories. Sn 17172 - 17172
A large family of English Gunsmith’s named Bond had premises at various London addresses including at 108 Leadenhall Street, 45 Cornhill and at 'The Golden Blunderbuss' 59 Lombard Street, between 1762 & 1879. William Bond is also recorded as working as working with Edward Bond at 45 Cornhill 1826-1855 and Northumberland Alley London 1871-1879 (see page 143 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This is an excellent pair of percussion traveling pistols by Edward & William Bond made C1840. The pistols are in excellent undamaged condition with all original walnut grips which have chequered panels. Both grips are inset with silver escutcheons which have an unusual engraved device (illustrated), 4” octagonal steel barrels, engraved foliate decorated trigger guards with extended tangs, actions, butt plates with hinged traps and elegant Dolphin hammers. The barrel rib of each pistol are crisply signed by the manufacturer ‘E & W. Bond London’. The underside of each barrel have English black powder proofs. Both pistols are complete with their original captive steel ram rods. Both barrels’ have small bead fore sights, ‘v’ notch plate rear sights & steel belt bars. The barrels of each pistol are clean & smoothbore. Their cocking & firing actions work perfectly as they should. The pistols are complete with their fitted wood case. The case with hinged lid has its original lock (key absent). The top of the lid has a brass roundel inlaid with stylised monogram (illustrated). The inside of the lid has a William Bond trade label (illustrated). The interior of the case is lined in green felt and has compartments contoured to snugly fit the pistols and their accessories which include a copper and brass powder flask, an empty tin for percussion caps, a wood handled tool & a metal oil container with screw top lid and integral applicator. The base of the container is signed ‘C & JW Hawksley’. The price for this pair of quality cased pistols includes UK delivery. NB as antique percussion weapons no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17172
£2,950.00

American Wild West Era,1894, Winchester USA Model 1886 Lever Action .40-65 WCF Obsolete Calibre Rifle With Octagonal Barrel & Full Length Tube Magazine. Sn 17044:12 - 17044:12
The Winchester Model 1886 was a lever-action repeating rifle designed by John Browning to handle some of the more powerful cartridges of the period. This is an excellent, original example of the Model 1886 chambered in UK obsolete calibre .40-65 WCF (Winchester Centre Fire). The rifle has a 26" octagonal barrel & measures a large 45" overall. The top of the barrel is stamped with calibre detail 40-65 WCF. The barrel’s bore is clean and the rifling crisp. It has all original walnut woodwork which has just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The breech tang is crisply stamped 'Model 1886' and the top of the barrel is crisply stamped 'Manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Co New Haven, Conn USA'. The weapon is serial number 85863 which dates its manufacture to 1894. It has a brass blade fore sight, an adjustable rear sight, steel butt plate and full length tube magazine. It's lever, loading and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB 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. Sn 17044:12
£3,950.00

RARE, ORIGINAL, ALL MATCHING NUMBERS 1853 CRIMEA WAR ERA British Colt London Model 1851 Navy .36 Calibre Single Action Percussion Revolver With Octagonal Barrel & Victorian London Proof Marks. A 1024 - A 1024
The Colt Model 1851 Navy was a muzzle-loading cap & ball .36-calibre revolver used during the American Civil War. It was used as a side arm by Cavalry, Infantry, Artillery troops, and Naval forces. The weapons were also favoured by British Officer’s during the Crimean War due to their innovative design and ease of loading. During the Crimea War, The British Government ordered 9,000 Colt revolvers. This Model 1851 Navy revolver is in superb original condition. The pistol has a 7 ½” octagonal steel barrel and measures 13 ½” overall. The weapon has a brass post foresight and 'notched hammer' rear sight. It has a captive 'lever' ramrod. The barrel is crisply stamped with manufacturer detail 'Address Col. Colt London'. The steel frame is stamped 'Colt's Patent' and has British Victorian ‘Crown V’ and ‘Crown P’ proof marks. It has all matching serial numbers '16547' on the barrel block, frame, trigger guard, butt strap & cylinder which dates its manufacturer to 1853 the 1st year of the Crimea war. There is no visible cylinder scene and the cylinder has Victorian London ‘V’ and ‘P’ proof marks. It has an undamaged Walnut grip and the pistol's firing action works correctly. The price for this rare historic British Crimea War Era revolver includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 1024.
£2,250.00

1880 Imperial Russian Infantry Model 1870 / Berdan II Single Shot Bolt Action 10.7×58mmR Obsolete Calibre Rifle. Sn 17099:21 - 17099:21
The Berdan rifle is a Russian rifle created by famous American firearms expert and inventor Hiram Berdan in 1868. Berdam rifles were standard issue in the Russian Army from 1870 to 1891. The model of 1870, or Berdan II, is a single shot bolt action with a distinctive short, pear-shaped, bolt handle. The bolt handle serves as the only locking lug for the action, and when closed, points upwards at a 30 degree angle, rather than horizontally. The Berdan II Infantry rifles were issued with quadrangular socket bayonets. Initial production of the Berdan II was at Birmingham Small Arms in England. The rifles were later manufactured in large numbers by Russian factories at Tula, Izhevsk, and Sestroretsk. The rifle was known for its accuracy, simplicity and reliability. The 10.7×58mmR cartridge used in the Berdan rifles was also invented by Hiram Berdan, with assistance of Russian Colonel Gorloff. This is a very good original example of the Berdan II Infantry rifle. Its original wood work has the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The rifle measures 53” overall and has a 33” round steel barrel. The rifled bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The weapon has a block and blade fore sight, ladder rear sight, steel butt plate and one sling swivel. It has the correct pear shaped bolt. The stock is impressed with indistinct roundel. The barrel is marked with crisp Russian Script, numbered ‘105168’ and dated ‘1880’. The bolt is numbered ‘33740’. The metal work has several other small inspection marks including the Russian Eagle. The rifle’s cocking and firing actions work as they should. The price for this rare Imperial Russian Infantry rifle includes UK delivery. 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 17099:21
£875.00

1877 Dutch Model 1871/88 Beaumont Vitali 11x52R Obsolete Calibre Bolt Action Rifle By P. Stevens Maastricht With 4 Round Box Magazine. Sn 17099:20 - 17099:20
The Beaumont rifle is the first purpose-built cartridge rifle to be used by the Netherlands. Edouard de Beaumont designed the bolt and receiver which has very clean smooth lines with few sharp edges. The bolt is particularly aesthetic with no gripping surface on the cocking piece and bulbous bolt handle. The top of the chamber is drilled with two holes to vent gas away from the shooter in the event of a case rupture. This is a common feature in first generation bolt rifles as early brass cartridges were of varying quality. The rifle chambers the UK obsolete calibre11x52R Beaumont cartridge. P. Stevens of Maastricht was contracted to produce the majority of Beaumont rifles. This example is in good condition. It has original wood furniture which has just the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected of a service rifle of its age. The stock is stamped with a very faint roundel which is dated 1877 and ‘Maastricht’. The metal work has even patina. The barrel length is 33” and it measures 52” overall. The breech is numbered ‘R222’ which is repeated on the bolt. The barrel is date stamped ‘1877’ and numbered ‘1860’. The butt plate tang has indistinct numbers which appear to be ‘1898’ above ‘1860’. The metal work has other small inspection marks. It has an adjustable rear sight, block & blade foresight, safety catch, single sling swivel & correct magazine. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. The loading & firing actions work as they should. The 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 17099:20
£895.00

SOLD SOLD (14/02) Large Frame WW1 Era ‘Montenegrin Gasser’ 5 shot, 11mm Obsolete Calibre Double Action Military Revolver With Ornate Decoration & Antique Ivory Grips. Sn 17159 - 17159
The title 'Montenegrin Gasser' covers a variety of five & six-chamber large calibre revolvers. In 1910 King Nicholas I of Montenegro proclaimed that all male citizens were the Militia and had a right and a duty to own a Gasser Pattern revolver. The standard issue in the Montenegrin military was the Austrian Gasser Model 1870 in 11mm which became known as the Montenegrin Gasser. The sudden demand was met by producers in Austria, Belgium and Spain. Single and double-action locks were used, grips were often in ivory or bone, engraved decoration was common, and the predominant impression was one of weight and bulk. Gasser revolvers were used by the Austro-Hungarian Army during World War 1 and by various Armies including Italy & Yugoslavia in World War 2. The pistols were produced by the firm Leopold Gasser Waffenfabrik in Vienna from 1898 to 1912. This is a very good typically large frame Montenegrin Gasser revolver. The metal work has some original nickel plating tarnished in areas and antique ivory grips. The metal work has intricate foliate engraved decoration and an indistinct inspection mark (illustrated in image 2). The 5 ¼” barrel and frame have open sights. The barrel’s bore has just staining consistent with age and crisp rifling. The pistol measures 10 ½” overall length. It has a military lanyard ring lug & the pistol’s break action and firing mechanism works perfectly in both single and double action. 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 17159
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (12/02) MINT BORE, ALL MATCHING NUMBERS INCLUDING BOLT, CAPTURED, 1868 & 1878 Dated French Imperial St Etienne Arsenal Model 1866-74, 11mm Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre, Gras Rifle With German Regiment Marks ‘B.R.J.R.7’ and ‘2.K.4’. Sn 17166 - 17166
The Gras Model 1866-74 is a Franco Prussian War era French bolt action military breech loading rifle. The M1866 rifle was originally needle fire. Beginning in 1874, later dated needle fire M1866 rifles were converted to fire metallic centre fire cartridges (under the name of Gras rifle) and designated M 1866-74. This is an original example of the 1866-74 Gras rifle in the obsolete 11mm Centre Fire Calibre captured and re-issued to German troops. It has a 32 ½” barrel which has a near mint bore, bright and clean with crisp rifling. It has steel furniture and original steel cleaning rod. It has inspection marks and the breech marked ‘Manufacture Imperiale St Etienne Mle 1866-74’. It is also date marked ‘1868’ & ‘78’ (1878) and has other inspection marks. The original stock has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The wood is impressed on one side with manufacturer roundel. The other side has German Regiment marks indicating capture from the French & re-issued to the German army. The Regiment marks are ‘B.R.J.R.7’ and ‘2.K.4’. The rifle has all matching numbers ‘H28660’ on the breech, barrel, bolt, bayonet slide and wood. The bolt action loading and firing actions work correctly. It is fitted with sling swivels, ladder rear sight and block & blade fore sight. The price for this all matching numbers rifle worthy of further research regarding the Regiment marks includes UK delivery. N.B As an antique, 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 17166
£0.00

1862 British WD Enfield 2 Band Snider MK II ** .577 Obsolete Calibre Sergeant’s Short Rifle. Sn 17051 - 17051
When the breech loading Snider mechanism was introduced in 1866, many Enfield percussion long arms were converted to the new system. Enfield 2-band short rifles were issued to British Army Sergeants. This is an excellent example of the Enfield Tower Snider short rifle. The action plate is very faintly marked with Queens Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and by the manufacturer 'Enfield’ together with ‘1862' date. It has all original wood work, steel butt plate, fore end block & trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle also has its original ramrod, ladder rear sight, block fore sight and sling swivels. The 30 ½” long barrel has just light staining consistent with age & crisp rifling. The barrel has proof & WD inspection marks. The hinged breech plate with knurled catch has WD inspection marks and ‘II**’ designation. The cocking & firing action work as they should. 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 17051
£795.00

SOLD SOLD (04/02) , Victorian British Robert Hughes Universal Firearms Works Birmingham Yeomanry Cavalry Officer’s Private Purchase MK1 Pattern Martini Henry .577x .450 Obsolete Calibre Cavalry Carbine With Original Sling Bars Configured For Chest Carry - 17052
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 Victorian Officer’s Yeomanry Cavalry private purchase MK 1 pattern .577x .450, Martini Henry, Carbine. It has all original woodwork which has a crisp ‘Robert Hughes Universal Firearms Works Birmingham’ impressed cartouche and steel butt plate. The stock’s original sling bars are configured so a strap can be fitted to allow carry across the chest of a mounted soldier. It has a flip up ladder rear sight and winged fore sight. It has its original cleaning rod and MK 1 grooved trigger. The action and barrel have small inspection marks. The left side of the action is numbered ‘341’ and the underside ‘241’ together with small ‘c8’ inspection mark. The steel barrel's rifled bore is near mint, clean & bright with crisp well defined rifling. The action works correctly. 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 17052
£0.00
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