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SOLD SOLD (04/01) 1894 To 1916 J. STEVENS A & T CO USA Favorite .25 Stevens Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Rolling Block Take Down Rifle With External Hammer. Sn 17044:5 - 17044:5
Stevens guns were made at their plant in Chicopee Falls, Mass. From 1864 to 1886 their guns were marked J. STEVENS & CO. From 1886 to 1916 they were marked J. STEVENS A & T CO or J. STEVENS ARMS & TOOL CO. No Stevens firearms were manufactured from 1916 until 1920 when Savage Arms purchased the facilities and name. This is a nice original example of the breech loading rolling block take down J. STEVENS A & T CO rifle. It has a 20 ½” round stepped to octagonal barrel which has a clean bore and crisp rifling. It measures 36 ½” overall. Its ‘take down' mechanism is achieved by unscrewing the lug with ring on the underside of the action. Its all original wood stock is excellent. It has a steel action and original blue finish to the barrel and hammer. One barrel flat is crisply marked ‘J. STEVENS A. & T. CO. CHICOPEE FALLS MASS U.S.A. PAT APR.17. 94’ (illustrated, indicating manufacture between 1894 & 1916) and another barrel flat ’25-Stevens’ (calibre). The weapon is serial number '646' which is stamped on the underside of the action tang. The cocking, firing, take down and rolling block actions work as they should. It has a chequered butt plate with ‘Stevens Favorite’ banner (the bottom edge of the butt plate has a small chip). It has a blade fore sight & adjustable rear sight. 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. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17044:5
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (25/01) ALL MATCHING NUMBERS, 1869 Swiss Remington Rolling Block 11mm Obsolete Calibre Cavalry Carbine With Regiment Marked Stock Disc ‘1.TB. B 521’. Sn 17044:4 - 17044:4
The Remington Rolling Block rifles and carbines were breech-loading weapons produced from the mid-1860s into the early 20th century by E. Remington and Sons (later Remington Arms Company). The weapons were made in America and under licence in Europe. The actions of these weapons were extremely strong, and could easily withstand the increased pressure of the new smokeless powders coming into use by the late 1880s. This is a very good, original Remington rolling block carbine. The breech has small ‘GF’ and ‘JG’ stamps most likely Swiss inspection marks. The right side of the frame is dated '1869' below ‘Crown C’ mark. The left side of the action, wood, brass butt plate tang and barrel have matching numbers ‘981'. It has a 17” barrel. The barrel has crisp rifling and staining to be expected with age. It measures 34 ½” overall. The carbine has an external hammer, cleaning rod, brass butt plate, blade fore sight and ladder rear sight. The metal work in the white is undamaged and has nice patina throughout. The woodwork is all original. The wrist has an old, stable repair. It is fitted with sling swivels and the stock has a brass roundel inlaid which is Regiment / Unit marked ‘1.TB. B 521’. The carbine’s 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 rifle in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17044:4
£0.00

Victorian Era Michel Ledent (Ml) Liege Belgium Velo-Dog 5.5mm Velo Dog Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Revolver With Folding Trigger & Swivelling Captive Ejector Rod. Sn 17072 - 17072
The Velo-Dog pistol was a pocket revolver originally created in France by Charles-François Galand in the late 19th century as a defence for cyclists against dog attacks. The name is a portmanteau of "velocipede" and "dog". Surviving examples vary considerably in appearance. All have short barrels. Many of the weapons have a trigger that folds into the body of the weapon when not in use. This is an original Liege made 6 shot, Velo-Dog revolver. It has a fluted cylinder and 1 ½” octagonal barrel (5” overall). The barrel has a blade fore sight and the rear sight consists of a groove in the top of the frame. The barrel's bore is clean with crisp rifling. The metal work is in the white. It has original, undamaged, chequered, Gutta Percha hard rubber grips. It is side gate loading and its double & single action firing mechanism works correctly. The pistol’s hammer is without hammer spur and folding trigger to prevent snagging on clothing. The barrel and frame have Liege ‘crown above R’ & ‘star above q’ proof inspection marks. The frame has a maker’s mark which appears to be ‘Ml’ (most likely Michel Ledent a Liege Gunmaker). As an obsolete calibre, antique, weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17072
£645.00

1874 Colt USA 'New Line' Factory Nickel Plated 5 Shot .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Single Action Pocket Revolver. Sn 17070 - 17070
The Colt New Line was a single action pocket revolver introduced by the Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company in 1873. This is a very good example. The metal work has its original factory nickel plating which is worn in places consistent with age. The revolver has a 2 ¼” round barrel (6” overall). The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. The top of the barrel is crisply marked 'Colt's PT FA MFG CC Hartford CT USA'. The frame is stamped with ’32 Cal’ calibre detail. It has a blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The action is single action only and works as it should. It has a removable cylinder for speed loading. The Walnut grips are undamaged. The underside of the barrel is stamped with serial number ’7579’ which dates its manufacture to 1874. Matching number ‘579’ is stamped on the cylinder. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 17070
£675.00

SOLD SOLD (25/01) MINT BORE, Victorian Era Liege Belgium Velo-Dog 7.5mm Obsolete Calibre 5 Shot Hammerless Revolver With Folding Trigger & Swivelling Captive Ejector Rod. Sn 17069 - 17069
The Velo-Dog pistol was a pocket revolver originally created in France by Charles-François Galand in the late 19th century as a defence for cyclists against dog attacks. The name is a portmanteau of "velocipede" and "dog". Surviving examples vary considerably in appearance. All have short barrels. Many of the weapons have a trigger that folds into the body of the weapon when not in use. This is an original Liege made 5 shot, Velo-Dog revolver. It has a fluted cylinder and 2 ¼” octagonal barrel (5 ¼” overall). The barrel has a blade fore sight and the top of the frame has a 'v' notch rear sight. The barrel's bore is near mint clean and bright with crisp deep cut rifling. The barrel and cylinder retain their original blue finish. It has original, undamaged, chequered, Gutta Percha hard rubber grips. It is side gate loading and its double action only firing mechanism works correctly. The pistol has an internal hammer and folding trigger to prevent snagging on clothing. The barrel has and frame have Liege ‘crown above R’ & ‘star above C’ proof inspection marks. The frame is numbered 2897 (all illustrated). As an obsolete calibre, antique, weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17069
£0.00

WW1 Era, French Military, St Etienne Arsenal Fusil Gras M80 Model 1874 (M74/80) 11mm Calibre Service Rifle Converted from Chassepot Needle Fire. Sn 17060 - 17060
This is an early breech loading French military rifle. Originally a model 1866 Chassepot needle fire rifle used during the Franco-Prussian War it was decided to extend their service life by converting them to fire the 11 x 59.5 mm brass cartridge using the Gras bolt system. The rifle was designated the Gras M80 Model 1874 (Fusil Gras M80 Modèle 1874). The Gras continued to be issued to French troops throughout WW1. This is a very good Gras rifle. The wood is all original with just knocks bumps & bruises to be expected with age and service use. It has heavy military furniture and the metal work has even patina throughout. It has a block foresight, ladder rear sight, bayonet block, steel butt plate, sling swivels & original clearing rod. It measures 51 ½” overall with a 31 ½” barrel. The bore has staining & residue consistent with age & use. The breech is marked by the St Etienne Arsenal manufacturer and 'M80 & M1874' model detail together with other numbers and inspection marks (illustrated). Its loading and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique display obsolete calibre rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17060
£695.00

**SOLD**SOLD**28/1**American Civil War Era U.S. Army Marked Springfield Model 1863 .50-70 Obsolete Calibre Rifle Converted In 1870 To Breech Loading Trap Door. Sn 17044:3 - 17044:3
This is an excellent original Springfield Model 1863 ‘Trap Door’ .50-70 Calibre Service rifle converted to Trap Door in 1870. It has all original wood stock and the metal work is clean. It measures 52” overall with a 32” round steel barrel which has a clean bore & crisp rifling. The weapon is fitted with block and blade fore sight, graduated flip up rear sight. It also has a heavy military hammer, steel butt plate, sling swivels, steel fore end block and steel ram rod. The action plate is marked with the American Eagle and 'U.S. Springfield' together with ‘1863’ (model). The barrel and action have matching numbers ‘27134’. The trap door is stamped ‘U.S.’( Army) together with Eagle’s head and ‘1870’ (date) indicating the date that this rifle was converted to trap door. The steel butt plate tang is stamped ‘U.S.’ (Army). The weapon’s loading, cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. 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. Sn 17044:3
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (21/01) MINT BORE, British C1900 Eley .380 Long Rifle Black Powder Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Break Action Side Lever Rook Rifle With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 17044:2 - 17044:2
This is a very good C1900 Rook rifle in Eley .380 Long Rifle Black Powder Centre Fire UK Obsolete Calibre. The blued metal work has been re-finished to a high standard at some point in its life and no maker’s name is visible on the rifle. The 26” octagonal barrel has a near mint bore, bright & clean with crisp rifling (42” overall length). The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘17613 ‘ & has black powder proofs. The barrel is also stamped ‘34’ and ‘100’. The inside of the action has matching number ‘13’ & proof mark. It has excellent all original Walnut woodwork with chequered panel fore stock, chequered panel pistol grip and steel butt plate. It has 3 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 17044:2
£0.00

1889, Winchester USA Model 1886 Lever Action .40-82 WCF Obsolete Calibre 'Buffalo' Rifle With Octagonal Barrel & Full Length Tube Magazine. Sn 17044:1 - 17044:1
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 such as the Black powder 'Buffalo' round & as was favoured for hunting large game such as Grizzly Bear, Bull Elk and Bison. This is a very good, original example of the Model 1886 chambered in UK obsolete calibre .40-82 WCF (Winchester Centre Fire). The .40.82 WCF round has a higher muzzle velocity than many other black powder cartridges and gained a favourable reputation for hunting large game (see page 128 of the book ‘Cartridges Of The World’ by Barnes). The rifle has a 26" octagonal barrel & measures a large 45" overall. The top of the barrel is stamped with calibre detail 40-82 WCF. The barrel’s bore has staining consistent with age and crisp rifling. It has all original Walnut woodwork which has just the knocks, bumps & bruises to be expected with age & use and the metal work has even patina throughout. The breech tang is crisply stamped 'Model 1886' and the top of the barrel is stamped 'Manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Co New Haven, Conn USA'. The underside of the action has crisp 1884 & 1885 patent detail. The weapon is serial number 29353 which dates its manufacture to 1889. It has an adjustable rear sight, steel butt plate and full length 9 round 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 17044:1
£2,750.00

MINT BORE, ALL MATCHING NUMBERS INCLUDING CYLINDER, American Civil War Era, 1851 To 1863 Patent Cooper Firearms Manufacturing Company .31 Calibre, 5 Shot, Cap & Ball Double Action Percussion Revolver. Sn 17034 - 17034
When Colt's Patents for revolving firearms expired in 1857 many American arms companies including J.M Cooper of Pittsburgh (Cooper Firearms Manufacturing Co) began Manufacturing Colt Patent expired weapons. Many of their weapons were used during the American Civil War. This is an excellent, original 5” octagonal barrel version of their .31" Calibre, 5 shot percussion revolver with captive lever ram rod. The metal work has even patina throughout. Its brass grip frame is stamped with serial number '4724' which is repeated on the barrel, butt & cylinder. The top of the barrel is marked by the manufacturer with the Company name and 1851-1863 patents (illustrated). The barrel's bore is near mint, bright & clean with crisp well defined rifling. It has its original Walnut grip which has just knocks bumps and bruises to be expected. The left side of the grip has old carved letters ‘R.B’ most likely the initials of the original period owner. The pistol's loading and firing actions work as they should in both single and double action. The price 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 17034
£1,200.00
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