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**MINT BORE** WW1 Era Austrian Kropatschek-Steyr Model 1886 Portuguese Contract Tube Magazine Bolt Action 9.5x60R Obsolete Calibre Rifle & Sling. Sn 17099:12 - 17099:12
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. It measures 52" overall with a 32 ¼” barrel. The barrel’s bore is near mint, clean and bright with well defined rifling. It has an internal, tubular magazine and its loading and firing mechanisms work crisply. It has all original woodwork which is impressed with Steyr & ‘Crown L.I’ (Luiz I Portugal) roundels . The breech is stamped with ‘Crown L.I’ (Luiz I Portugal)'. The metal is also stamped 'M 1886’. The rifle is serial number ‘G 531 ’ which is stamped on the breech, barrel and wood. The bolt is numbered ‘K65’. It is complete with cleaning rod, steel butt plate, sling swivels fitted with leather sling, block and blade fore sight, graduated ladder rear sight and bayonet stud. The price includes UK delivery. NB as an obsolete calibre, antique weapon no licence is required to own this this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17099:12
£975.00

**SCARCE**TRANSITIONAL**MINT BORE**Cased, Victorian English, Thomas Kerslake Baker’s 1852 Patent, German Silver Frame, 54 Bore Six Chamber Cap & Ball Revolving Lever Cock Percussion Pistol With Accessories. Sn 21144 - 21144
Thomas Baker was born on the 25th of September, 1800. He owned a gunsmithing business at 88 Fleet Street in London, and patented a type of hammer for percussion revolver in 1852, which had a notched cocking handle attached. This hammer achieved fair popularity with British revolvers of the time. In 1857, Frederick T. Baker took over Thomas’ business and produced hunting shotguns until the twentieth century. Thomas Baker passed away in his late 70’s in 1879 (British Patent No. 3230 of 24 April 1852 for his ‘long-spur hammer’ see A.W.F. Taylerson, R.A.N. Andrews and J. Frith, The Revolver 1818-1865, 1968, p. 46, pl. 6 and pp. 68-69, fig. 8). This is a scarce cased transitional Bakers Registered 1852 Patent Six Chamber Revolving Lever Cock Pistol in superb condition. The pistol is 11 ¼” overall length. It retains its original finish throughout, 5” octagonal to round blued barrel and cylinder, long lever action hammer marked Bakers Patent, engraved German silver frame with serial number ‘2050’ The cylinder & barrel have English black powder proofs. The pistol’s original ebony grips are undamaged. The pistol’s cocking and firing actions are crisp. The barrel’s bore is near mint, clean and bright with well defined multi groove rifling. A copy of a period trade label for this type of pistol with instructions for use is illustrated in image 1 and a copy accompanies this pistol. The pistol is contained in its wood case with hinged lid. The top of the lid is inlaid with a void brass oval. The case has a brass lock (key absent) and 2 brass hook fasteners. The case is lined with felt and has compartments which contain accessories including a Joyce & Co London percussion cap tin which contains a small quantity of percussion caps, a steel bullet mould marked ‘No.57’, a small brass black powder flask, a wood ram rod with brass end, an Ebony handled tool & 5 moulded lead balls. The price for this excellent, rare to find cased transitional pistol with accessories includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21144
£3,250.00

**RARE**British WD 1859 Dated Enfield Tower Snider MK III .577 Calibre Cavalry Carbine With Chained Nipple Protector & Original 2 Piece Steel Cleaning Rod. Sn 21150 - 21150
This is an original British .577 Snider MK III Cavalry Carbine. 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 carbine made in 1859 has a 19 ¼” barrel (37 ½” overall). The bore has just light staining consistent with age and well defined rifling. It has a brass butt plate with trap and brass trigger guard. The trap contains its rare to find original period 2 piece screw together steel cleaning rod. The woodwork is undamaged with just bumps and bruises to be expected. The action plate is marked with the Victoria Crown 'V.R' (Victoria Regina), dated 1859 and has the 'Tower' (Enfield) manufacturer's stamp together with ordnance inspection mark. The top of the breech is stamped 'III' model designation. The hinged breech cover also has WD inspection marks and the correct knurled steel breech release catch. The carbine has a fixed foresight, adjustable ladder rear sight and it is fitted with nipple protector with brass link chain. The action is crisp. 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 a part of a collection or display. Sn 21150
£1,350.00

British WD 1862 Dated Enfield Snider MK II** 3 Band .577 Obsolete Centre Fire Regulation Calibre Rifle With Chained Nipple Protector. Sn 21145 - 21145
This is a very good example of the Enfield Snider 3 Band Rifle. The action plate is stamped With Queens Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and by the manufacturer 'Enfield’ & ‘1862' date together with ordnance inspection mark. It has all original undamaged wood work in very good condition with brass butt plate, fore end block and trigger guard with extended tang. It has sling swivels, steel cleaning rod, ladder rear sight, blade fore sight & Nipple Protector with brass link chain. The barrel’s bore is clean with well defined rifling and is stamped with proofs & WD marks. The breech has the correct hinged cover with knurled steel catch. The breech is stamped with WD inspection mark and ‘II**’ designation. Total length is 54 ½” with a 36 ½” barrel. The loading and firing actions work crisply. 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 a part of a collection or display. Sn 21145
£1,475.00

C1790 Balkan Cossack’s / Albanian / Turkish Ottoman Form 18 Bore Miquelet Lock Pistol With Ornately Decorated Brass Wrapped Frame, Steel Barrel & ‘Rat Tail’ Butt With Ornate Inlaid Decoration. A 1072 - A 1072
This is an attractive Balkans Cossack’s / Albanian / Turkish Ottoman Pistol. It is 19”overall with a 12” steel barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel is unsighted. It has its original brass wrapped full stock ornately decorated with geometric & scroll tooling & inlayed ‘jewels’ . The brass has knocks and bumps to be expected but is totally secure and it has the typical ‘rat tail’ butt. The pistol has steel ram rod. The miquelet action cocks & dry fires. The price for this attractive piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. A 1072
£495.00

1888 Dated WW1 Era Imperial German Army Spandau Model 1871/84 11.15 x 60R Obsolete Calibre Tube Magazine Bolt Action. Sn 21122 - 21122
The 11.15x60R calibre Mauser Model 1871/84 Rifle with tube magazine was adopted as the Infanterie-Gewehr 71/84. The rifle was designed and manufactured by Paul Mauser and Wilhelm Mauser of the Mauser company. The rifles were issued to Infantry Regiments. This is an original example of the Mauser M1871/84. Its woodwork is all original & has the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The metalwork is undamaged with even aged patina. The barrel’s bore is clean with well defined rifling. The breech is faintly marked 'Spandau' with Crown and Imperial proof/ inspection marks, model designation and 1888 date. The weapon has matching numbers 1662 on the barrel and breech. The bolt has un-matching number. The bolt action firing mechanism works as it should. It has a block and blade fore sight, ladder rear sight, bayonet lug, steel butt plate and sling swivels. 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 a part of a collection or display. Sn 21122
£1,295.00

Swedish, 1871 Dated , 12.17mm (12.17x44R), Model 1867-1867 Rolling Block Rifle Sn - 21121
The Remington Rolling Block rifle was a breech-loading rifle produced from the mid-1860s into the early 20th century by E. Remington and Sons (later Remington Arms Company). The action was extremely strong, and could easily withstand the increased pressure of the new smokeless powders coming into use by the late 1880s. This type of rifle was used in the Franco/Prussian War, Egyptian War 1882 and The Sudanese War 1884-85. This is an excellent original Swedish made Model 1867-1867 rolling block rifle chambered for the 12.17x44R centre fire cartridge. The right hand side of the breech is stamped H (Husqvarna Vapenfabriks Aktiebolag) over 1871 (Date) and the serial number 2184 which is stamped into the metalwork. This number is also stamped into the right side of the fore end under the rear sight an dinto the stock on the right hand side behind the hammer. The rifle has a 37 ¼ " barrel and measures 53 inches overall and has an external hammer and ladder rear sight. The rifle has a clean bore with well defined rifling. The woodwork and metal work are both undamaged and have a nice patina throughout. The woodwork has only the minor bumps and bruises from normal use which is to be expected of a weapon of this age. The rifle is complete with its correct clearing rod, two sling swivels and a leather sling. The right hand side of the butt plate has a brass identification plate held on by a single screw. The rifle and is intended for the socket bayonet, not being fitted with a bayonet bar. The price for this rifle 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 21121
£1,295.00

Romanian Martini M1879 11.43x49R Obsolete Calibre Underlever Military Rifle. Sn - 21119
Romania adopted the M1868 Peabody rifle in 1879 chambered for the unique 11.43x49R cartridge made by the Providence Tool Company of America. The Providence Tool Company had difficulty in obtaining payment for the Turkish Rifles and subsequently went bankrupt in 1882 An alternative source of supply for rifles for Roumania was sourced from Steyr O.E.W.G (Osterreichische Waffenfabrik Gesellschaft) for the hammerless Model 1879 Martini which is visually identical to the mark 1 British Martini Henry rifle including the chequered butt plate, large cocking indicator and the bulbous clearing rod. This rifle is one of those models which retains most of its original blued finish to the metalwork. The rifle is stamped on the left hand side of the receiver with the Steyr monogram with STEYR 1882 stamped into it. The right hand side of the receiver is stamped in a monogram ARMATA ROMANA ARMA Md 1879. The breach and barrel carry the matching serial numbers of N 4783 together with various proof and inspection stamps. The rifle is fitted with sling swivels, block and blade fore sight, graduated ladder rear sight, the correct chequered steel butt plate and a leather sling. The rifle measures 49” overall with a 33” rifled barrel which has crisp rifling and light staining consistent with age and service use. The metalwork retains most of its original blued finish and the original woodwork is in excellent condition. The cocking and firing actions work crisply. The price for this rifle 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 21119
£1,750.00

Swiss, Military Schmidt-Rubin Model 1889 7.5 x 53.5 mm Straight Pull Rifle, All Matching Serial Numbers. - A 1068
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 a very good example of the Schmidt-Rubin Model 1889 rifle with excellent wood and metal work throughout. The rifle measures 51 ½ ”overall with a 31” barrel. The rifle is stamped with the matching serial number 83621 on the breech, barrel, bolt, rear sight and magazine. The stock is stamped with Swiss Military marks and roundel with number 3. Behind this on the butt plate is stamped with 3 over the Swiss cross over 390 (weapon and rack number). This is a very good example with all original wood with minor bumps due to service use. The metalwork retains all of its original blued finish. The stock & metal are stamped with Swiss Military marks (illustrated). The gun is complete with its bayonet bar, slings swivels, adjustable rear sight (graduated to 2000 metres) and fore sight. The cocking and firing actions work perfectly. 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 1068
£895.00

C1800 16 Bore Muzzle Loading Flintlock Belt Pistol With Brass Cudgel Butt & Ram Rod. Sn 21002 - 21002
This flintlock belt pistol made C1800 is 15 ½” overall length with a 9” barrel which is 16 bore. The barrel’s bore has staining & residue consistent with age. The all original Walnut stock has regulation brass furniture including cudgel butt and has just light bumps & bruises to be expected with age and service use. The metalwork in the white has even aged patina. It has a brass capped wood ram rod & is fitted with belt bar. There are no external visible maker, date or proof marks. The cock is fitted with flint & the action functions crisply. 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 part of a display or collection. Sn 21002
£1,245.00
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