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SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 28/01) **MUSEUM QUALITY** Officer's Private Purchase ‘Ideal MH 1894’ Martini Henry MK II, .577x .450, Short Lever Military Rifle By Mac Gibbon Glasgow For P.Webley & Son Birmingham With Multi Groove Rifling. Sn 17068 - 17068
This is an excellent Officer's private Purchase MK II .577x .450, Martini Henry, Service Rifle. It is all original & is museum quality condition. It has a stippled butt plate, cleaning rod, bayonet lug, sling swivels & MK 1 grooved trigger. It has all original woodwork in superb condition. The steel barrel is clean and it has crisp Multi Groove rifling, sharp and well defined. All wood furniture and metal are undamaged. The short lever action works correctly and is fully functional. The top of the barrel and breech are crisply engraved ' THE IDEAL M.H. 1894' and 'MADE EXPRESSLY FOR P.WEBLEY & SON BIRMINGHAM, A. MAC GIBBON GLASGOW'. The rifle has proof marks and bears the Webey winged bullet logo. The action and barrel have matching numbers ‘C669’ together with inspection marks. 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 for this excellent Private Purchase rifle includes UK delivery. Sn 17068
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 06/02) Victorian Officer's Private Purchase Braendlin Armoury Martini Henry Patents MK I/ II Pattern .577x .450 Short Lever Rifle Stock By Chas Golden Bradford Yorkshire & Retailed By Carr Brothers Huddersfield. Sn 17065 - 17065
The Braendlin Armoury, was at one time arguably the largest British commercial manufacturer of Martinis with many of the high-end sporters and volunteer rifles of the era. Victorian British Officers & Militia Units regularly purchased their own Martini Henry Rifles. These Rifles were manufactured under Enfield contracts to the same specification as their Military counterparts and sold into the retail market for private purchase. This is an excellent, original, Victorian private purchase, MK I / II .577x .45 Martini Henry, short lever Rifle. It has its original, cleaning rod, block and blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, MK 1 grooved trigger, bayonet bar & single sling swivel. It has all original undamaged woodwork throughout which has an attractive Tiger stripe hue. The steel barrel's bore is clean with sharp, well defined Henry patent rifling. The barrel is marked with Henry’s Patent (illustrated) and has proof marks. The Martini Patent marked action works as it should. The action is also marked with the Braendlin Armoury, ‘crossed flags/B’ device & numbered ‘10728’. The underside of the stock is impressed with the word ‘Golden’ most likely the supplier of the wood furniture Chas (Charles) Golden a Yorkshire based gunsmith with premises at 10 Cheapside, Bradford between 1864-C1870, 10 Cheapside C1874-C1883, Market Street C1866, 53 Tyrrell Street C1890-C1897 and was finally recorded at 7 Northgate C1901 (see page 227 of the book British Gunmakers Vol.2 by Brown). Also is the name ‘Carr Bros Huddersfield’ most likely the original retailer of this rifle. The underside of the stock is impressed ‘D’ & inlaid with void German Silver disc. 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 17065
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**SOLD**SOLD**08/01**ALL MATCHING NUMBERS, 1907 Liege Francotte’s Patent Martini Action .32 Long Round Obsolete Calibre Australian Government WD Cadet Force Rifle With British BSA Made Barrel. Sn 17037 - 17037
The Francotte Company was founded in 1810 and was most active between 1860 and 1914. It had premises at Rue Mont Saint Martin 61, in Liege. The Company made weapons based on other manufacturer’s designs. The Francotte house manufactured a number of rifles shotguns based on the Martini system and supplied them to a number of Countries armed forces. This is a Francotte Patent Martini Action obsolete calibre Cadet Rifle With Australian WD Markings. These Rifles were used as training rifles for Military cadets. It has a block & blade foresight & adjustable ladder rear sight. The steel barrel's bore is clean with sharp and well defined rifling. The barrel is dated 1907 and has BSA manufacturer detail (illustrated) it has a crisp martini action which works as it should. It has all original wood furniture and metal work & has a steel butt plate. The fore stock is excellent but the shoulder stock has an old stable contemporary repair to the wrist. The length of the shoulder stock has been increased at some point in its life by addition of a wooden blockwhich has a wood butt plate secured by pins. The left side plate is crisply stamped ‘Victorian Government’ (Australia) and with Victorian Queen’s Crown together with ‘Francotte Patent’ roundel above number ‘54142’. The action bears serial number ‘4007’ which is repeated on top of the barrel and on the shoulder stock. The stock also has Queen’s crown & WD arrow mark. The stock is crisply stamped on one side ‘Western Australia Government’ and with Victorian Queen’s Crown. 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. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 17037
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 17/01) VERY RARE, MINT BORE, 1879 British WD Enfield Martini Henry .577x .450 Obsolete Calibre 'I.C.1.' (1st Issue Pattern Carbine MK 1). Sn 17036 - 17036
This is a very good & very rare to find, MK 1, 1st issue, 1879 dated .577x .450, Enfield made, Martini Henry, Carbine. It is ordnance / WD stamped and has all original woodwork which has the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The underside of the shoulder stock has a secure contemporary repair near to the butt plate secured by a heavy screw. The metal has even patina throughout. It has adjustable flip up rear sight & winged blade fore sight. It has its original steel butt plate, bayonet lug, MK 1 grooved trigger & cleaning rod. The stock is stamped with a crisp Enfield WD roundel and ‘21’ & ‘22’ marks. The 20 5/8” steel barrel's rifled bore is near mint, clean & bright with crisp rifling. The carbine measures 38” overall length. The action works correctly and is fully functional. It is stamped on the right side of the action, VR (Victoria Regina) Enfield, dated '1879' and has the correct designation stamp 'I.C.1.' (1st Issue Pattern Carbine MK 1) together with crown arrow mark. The breech and barrel have inspection marks. 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 for this rare to find 1st issue pattern MK1 Carbine includes UK delivery. Sn 17036
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SOLD SOLD C1900 George James Smithson Doncaster Yorkshire .300 Sherwood Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Break Action Side Lever Rook Rifle With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 17035 - 17035
George James Smithson was an English Doncaster based gunmaker recorded as having premises at 10 Scot Lane C1894-97 and 6 Scot Lane C1901-17 (see page 336 of British Gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown). This is a very good Rook rifle by Smithson. The bore of the 22 ¼” blued octagonal barrel has crisp rifling and just staining consistent with age (38” overall length). The top of the barrel is signed 'G.J Smithson Doncaster'. It has excellent all original Walnut woodwork with chequered panel fore stock, chequered panel pistol grip and steel butt plate. The underside of the stock has a void German Silver escutcheon. It has leaf rear sights with silvered aiming lines and blade fore sight. The side lever break action loading & firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. 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 17035
£0.00

Late 1700’s / Early 1800's, English, Oakes London, 54 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 17038 - 17038
This is a flintlock pocket pistol made sometime in the late 1700's early 1800's. It is 7” overall with a 2 ½” screw off barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has residue and staining consistent with age and use (a tool is required to turn off the barrel. We do not have the tool). It has impressed black powder proofs on the underside of the action. The action is signed on one side ‘Oakes’ and the reverse ‘London’ (the only reference we can find to a gunmaker named Oakes in the flintlock era operating in London is Oakes & Colley 5 Oxford Street 1799-1802, see page 189 of British Gunmakers Vol.1 by Brown). The action has a strong spring action. The bag shaped walnut grip is undamaged. 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 17038
£395.00

MINT BORE, American Civil War Era .30 Calibre Williamsons 1864 Patent 6 Shot Teat Fire Revolver. Sn 17040 - 17040
Manufactured from 1864 to 1870 these 6 shot American front loading teat-fire revolvers were one of the most successful competitors to Smith & Wesson and it is believed that their popularity was one of the reasons for Colt's purchase of the National Arms Co in 1870. The underside of the 3 ¼” barrel is numbered "13444''. The barrel’s bore is near mint, clean with crisp rifling. "D. WILLIAMSON'S PATENT” is marked on the cylinder together with faint indistinct “JANUARY 5, 1864". The 'Gold Washed' frame and butt strap are nicely scroll engraved. It has its original smooth dark rosewood grip. The cocking & firing action work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique teat fire pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17040.
£575.00

MINT BORE, C1870’s David HN Brevete Liege, Adams Type .31 Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver With Spurless Hammer & Unusual Under Barrel Cylinder Release Lever. Sn 17103 - 17103
Internet sources indicate that David HN was a Liege based inventor who patented pistol designs in the 1800’s (full name and other information unknown). This Adams style 6 shot percussion revolver has been re-finished at some point in its life to a high standard. The weapon's double action firing mechanism works as it should. It has a 4” octagonal barrel (9 ½” overall). The pistol’s bore is near mint, clean and bright with crisp rifling. The barrel has a small blade fore sight & notched plate rear sight. The top of the barrel is marked 'David HN Brevete’. The cylinder and frame have Liege ‘crown above M’ marks and the cylinder Liege ‘ELG*’ mark. It's finely chequered walnut grip is in excellent undamaged condition. The pistol's metal work is undamaged. The pistol has an Adams type loading lever and an unusual under barrel lever which releases the cylinder. The price for this pistol worthy of further research regarding the Liege manufacturer 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 17103
£695.00

ALL MATCHING NUMBERS INCLUDING CYLINDER, C1870’s Belgian Liege Made Léon Nagant Patent French Military 6 Shot 11mm Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Double Action Ordnance Revolver. Sn 17099:3 - 17099:3
The French 11mm centre fire round was introduced in 1873 for French Military ordnance revolvers. Information regarding the round is illustrated in image 3. Léon Nagant was a Belgian industrialist who patented several firearms, many of which were supplied to the French & Russian military. This is a very good Liege Belgium Léon Nagant Patent French Military ordnance revolver made C1870’s in 11mm Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre. It is side gate loading and has its original integral swivel ejector rod. It is both single and double action & fully functioning with a 5 ½” octagonal steel barrel and chequered wood grip. The metal has even patina. The bore is near mint, clean and bright with crisp rifling. The pistol is crisply marked ‘Nagant Brevet’ and has several Liege inspection marks . The pistol has all matching numbers ‘1180’ on the frame, barrel, ejector lug and cylinder. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 17099:3
£795.00

SOLD SOLD (08/01) 1887 Dated Imperial Prussian VCS*CGH Suhl (Schilling & Haenel) Model 1883 (M/83) Officer’s Model 10.6 mm Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre Reichs Revolver Regiment Marked '23.R.A. 1.79’ (23rd Regiment Of Artillery). Sn 17031 - 17031
The M1879 Reichsrevolver, or Reichs-Commissions-Revolver Modell 1879 and 1883, were service revolvers used by the Imperial German Army from 1879 to 1908, when it was superseded by the Luger. The two versions of the revolver differ only in barrel length (The M1883 had a 5-inch barrel). Although the design was dated, the weapon was extremely robust, and they were still used through World War I. The M1879 is referred to as the "cavalry model" and the M1883 as the "officer's model," by collectors, which were not official designations. Both models were single-action, solid frame, non-ejecting six-shot revolvers. This is an excellent M/83 10.6mm Reichs Revolver by VCS*CGH Suhl . It has a 5” round barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech. The barrel's bore is near mint, clean & bright with crisp rifling. It measures 10 ½” overall and retains its original blue finish and wood grips which are undamaged. The left side of the frame is stamped with the manufactiurer’s mark VCS*CGH Suhl (Valentin Christoph Schilling* Carl Gottlieb Haenel). It has matching serial numbers '2112S' stamped on the frame & barrel. The frame is also date stamped ’87’ (1887) and has small Imperial inspection marks. The pistol is side gate loading and fitted with military lanyard ring lug. The pistol is single action and its firing & loading mechanism works with a nice crisp action. The left side of the frame has a thumb operated safety lever which works as it should. The steel grip strap is Regiment marked '23.R.A. 1.79’ To The 23rd Regiment Of Artillery, Battery No.1, Weapon Number 79. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17031
£0.00
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