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SECTIONED, ARMOURER’S INSTRUCTIONAL PIECE Imperial German Model 1879 (M/79) ‘Cavalry Model’ 10.6 mm Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre Reichs Revolver. Sn 17099:1 - 17099:1
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Modell 1879 and 1883, were service revolvers used by the Imperial German Army from 1879 to 1908, when it was superseded by the Luger.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 original M79 Cavalry model Reichs Revolver sectioned at some point in its life to display display the inside of the barrel, cylinders & firing mechanisms. It has the correct 7” round barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech. It measures 13 ½” overall and original wood grips, one of which is cut away to display the mechanism in the grip frame. All sectioned areas are highlighted in red paint. The pistol is single action. It cocks and dry fires & the cylinder indexes correctly. There are no manufacturer marks visible on the metal work which is in the white. The left side of the frame has a thumb operated safety lever which works as it should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre revolver which has been sectioned and is incapable of firing no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17099:1
£950.00

MINT BORE, WW1 Era Austrian Kropatschek-Steyr Model 1886 Portuguese Contract Tube Magazine Bolt Action 9.5x60R Calibre Rifle. Sn 17064 - 17064
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 a very good 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 crisp rifling. It has an internal, tubular magazine and its loading and firing mechanisms work correctly. 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 ‘GG344’. It is complete with cleaning rod, steel butt plate, sling swivels, 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 item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17064
£895.00

RARE, MINT BORE, British 1856 Patent Calisher & Terry .30 Obsolete Calibre Capping Breech Loading Carbine. Sn 17077 - 17077
This is a rare, 1856 patent Calisher & Terry .30 bore military capping breech loader carbine. These carbines were developed for the British Army and tested by them in 1858. It passed test and 1,000 carbines were ordered for use by cavalry units and its popularity spread throughout the Commonwealth. The Calisher and Terry Carbine is also associated with the Confederate Army during the American Civil War - specifically one is known to have been carried by Major General J.E.B. Stuart, C.S.A. & another was owned by Confederate President Jefferson Davis. This example is in excellent original condition. It is 37 ½” overall with a 21” barrel. The bore is near mint, clean and bright with crisp rifling. The metal work has been re-blued at some point in its life to a high standard and there are no makers marks visible. The hammer, action, ram rod, walnut stock and steel 2 piece clearing rod with pull through attachment in butt trap are all original and present. The action works correctly and the hammer action is strong. The carbine has a block & blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight and sling swivels. This is a rare early military breech loading carbine. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre, antique carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 17077
£1,950.00

MINT BORE, Victorian British Board Of Ordnance 1844 Pattern Enfield Tower .650 Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Yeomanry Cavalry Carbine Regiment Marked ‘MYC B’ With Saddle Bar, Ring & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 17075 - 17075
This is an original British 1844 dated Enfield Tower Yeomanry Cavalry Carbine in excellent condition. It has all original undamaged walnut full stock with brass butt plate, fore end block, ram rod pipe and trigger guard with extended tang. It has a heavy military percussion hammer. The action plate is marked Crown VR (Victoria Regina), ‘Tower’ (Enfield) and ‘1844’ (pattern) together with inspection mark. Its 20" barrel (36” overall) has a near mint, clean & bright smooth bore. The barrel has crisp proof marks. It has fixed rear and fore sight. It has an under barrel captive steel ramrod, steel saddle bar & ring. The butt plate tang is crisply marked ‘MYC B’ to a Militia/Yeomanry Cavalry Regiment ‘B’ Squadron and weapon number ‘61’. The wood is impressed ‘BO arrow’ (Board Of Ordnance) and ‘ICR’. The weapon cocks & dry fires perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion Carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17075
£2,250.00

SOLD SOLD (21/02) , 1873, Wilson's 1859 Patent Capping Breech Loading Enfield 2 Band .577 Obsolete Calibre Percussion Carbine (Finalist in British 1864 Military Trials). Sn 17074 - 17074.
This is a superb extremely rare Wilson Capping breech loading Percussion Carbine. Thomas Wilson patent ( 1318 May 28th 1859) breech mechanism is a rearward opening slide bolt which is held locked by a side pull/push locking wedge behind the hammer. The hammer cannot be moved until this wedge is in the correct position. Wilson's Patent was one of 7 finalists in the British 1864 trials competing for the British Military contract for breech loading rifles. The contract was eventually won by the Snider system. Some of these rifles were used by the Confederate Navy during the American Civil War and some weapons went to Australia. This is a fine original example of the Wilson Capping Breech Loading Carbine. The Wilson Patent rifles were derived from Enfield 2 Band percussion rifles with the addition of an innovative breech loading mechanism designed to fire paper cartridges. To load the weapon the locking wedge is pulled out from the right side of the breech which releases a bolt on top of the breech. The bolt with knurled grip is pulled back exposing the breech and allowing loading of a round. The bolt & wedge are pushed back into place making the weapon ready to cock and fire. The weapon has a 24 ¼” barrel (41 ¼” overall). It has a near mint bore with crisp 5 Groove rifling. It has all original wood furniture and metal work in excellent condition. It has brass fore end block, trigger guard & butt plate and steel action plate with heavy military hammer. The plate is crisply stamped with Crown and dated '1873'. The barrel has proof marks. The slide top has an inverted triangle mark’ T.W over P’. The underside of the locking wedge is numbered ‘13092'. It has a block & blade foresight, ladder rear sight, sling swivels & steel clearing rod. It's loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this rare piece of British Firearms history includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion Carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17074.
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (10/02) C1860 Victorian, English, James Harper Birmingham 14 Bore, Double Barrel Muzzle Loading Percussion Sporting Shotgun. Sn 17044:11 - 17044:11
James Harper was a Birmingham Gunmaker recorded at 85 Weaman Street 1842 -1872 (see page 39 of English Gunmakers by Bailey & Nie). This is a good quality Victorian, 14 Bore double barrel shotgun. It has Walnut furniture with finely chequered panel wrist & fore stock. The top of the wrist has an inlaid void brass escutcheon. The shotgun with double 29 ½”, brown wash steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. It measures 46 ½” overall. The action tang and trigger guard with extended tang & Pineapple finial have foliate engraved foliate decoration. Both side plates are signed ‘James Harper’. It is complete with brass capped wood ram rod. The breech has inlaid German Silver roundels and the top of the action has 2 inlaid gold lines. The cocking & firing actions of the weapon work as they should. The barrels smooth bores have just light staining consistent with age. 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 17044:11
£0.00

Late 1800’s Swedish Husqvarna Vapenfabriks 16 Bore Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre, Double Barrel, Under Lever Break Action, Shotgun. Sn 17044:10 - 17044:10
This is a 16 Bore pin fire double barrel Swedish Husqvarna Patent shotgun made sometime in the late 1800’s. It has an under lever action and original Walnut shoulder stock with steel butt plate. The shotgun with double 29 ¾”, 16 Bore steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. It measures 46” overall. The break action and firing action of the weapon work as they should and the barrels smooth bores have just light staining consistent with age. The top of the barrel rib is faintly marked with partially visible ‘Husqvarna’ and another indistinct word most likely ‘Vapenfabriks’ (the Swedish Husqvarna factory name). The inside of the action and steel lever are stamped with matching numbers ‘10834’. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique pin fire shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17044:10
£475.00

Victorian English, Collings & Wallis (Edgbaston Birmingham), 12 Bore Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre, Double Damascus Barrels, Under Lever Break Action, Shotgun. Sn 17044:9 - 17044:9
This is a very good 12 Bore pin fire double barrel shotgun made by Collings & Wallis (internet resources indicate that Collings & Wallis worked in Edgbaston Birmingham C1879). It has an under lever action and original Walnut furniture with finely chequered wrist and forestock. The underside of the stock has a void German silver escutcheon. The shotgun with double 29”, 12 Bore Damascus steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. It measures 46 ¾” overall. The lever, side plates and trigger guard with extended tang have foliate engraved decoration. The action plates are signed ‘Collings & Wallis’. The trigger guard tang is numbered ‘12770’. The break action and firing action of the weapon work as they should and the barrels smooth bores have just light staining consistent with age. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique pin fire shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17044:9
£595.00

SOLD SOLD (10/02) C1860 Victorian, English, London Made, 16 Bore, Double Barrel Muzzle Loading Percussion Sporting Shotgun. Sn 17044:8 - 17044:8
This is a Victorian, London made, 16 Bore double barrel shotgun. It has Walnut furniture with finely chequered panel wrist & fore stock. The top of the wrist has a void silver escutcheon. The shotgun with double 29”, brown wash steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. It measures 46” overall. The action tang and trigger guard with extended tang & acanthus bud finial have foliate engraved foliate decoration. Both side plates are engraved with game birds in the field scenes ‘there is no visible manufacturer’s name)’. It is complete with brass capped & Tipped wood ram rod. The brass tip unscrews to reveal a steel worm. The cocking & firing actions of the weapon work as they should. The barrels smooth bores have just light staining consistent with age. 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 17044:8
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (13/01) Victorian Era British Belgium Contract Snider .577 Obsolete Calibre Cavalry Carbine. Sn 17044:7 - 17044:7
This is a very good original British, Belgium Contract .577 Snider 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 has an 18 ¾” barrel (36 ½” overall). The bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has a brass butt plate and brass trigger guard. The all original woodwork is undamaged. The action plate has no visible date or manufacturer marks. The top of the breech has post 1893 Liege ‘ELG’ mark together with other inspection marks (illustrated). The hinged breech has a knurled steel breech release catch. The carbine has a blade foresight, ladder rear sight and sling swivels. The action is strong and works as it should. 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 17044:7
£0.00
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