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C1850 Austrian Tyrol Carved Stock, 15 Bore Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre, Double Damascus Barrelled, Under Lever Break Action Shotgun. Sn 18279:11 - 18279:11
This is an attractive 15 Bore pin fire double barrel shotgun. It has an under lever action and original Walnut furniture with figured cheek piece for right handed shooter & elaborately carved shoulder stock depicting a hunting scene, in the form popular in the Tyrol region of Austria. The shotgun with double 30 ¾”, Damascus steel barrels set side by side, has double Dolphin hammers & double triggers. It measures 46 ¾” overall. The barrel’s smooth bores have staining consistent with age. The barrel rib has a brass bead fore sight and the underside of the barrel rib is numbered 3944 & has a single sling swivel. The action, lever, trigger guard with extended tang and butt plate tang have ornate foliate engraved decoration. There are no visible external manufacturer or date marks on the shotgun. There is a small ‘crown above K’ inspection mark on the inside of the action. The break action, cocking and firing action of the weapon work as they should. 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 18279:11
£675.00

Victorian British WD MK II Martini Henry .577x .450 Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre Short Lever Service Rifle. Sn 18279:10 - 18279:10
This is an original Victorian era British MK II .577x .450 calibre Martini Henry, short lever service rifle. It has its original woodwork throughout. The wood has bumps and bruises consistent with age and service use. It has a block & blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, steel cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The 32 ½” blued steel barrel’s bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use & well defined rifling. The barrel has proof marks (illustrated). The action works correctly. The action in the white has no manufacturer or date marks. The underside of the action is numbered ‘316’ and the cock indicator has a WD arrow. 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 18279:10
£1,200.00

C1900 BSA Martini Action .297/250 Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre Rook & Rabbit Rifle Retailed By The ‘Army & Navy CSL London’ (Co-Op Society Victoria St London SW). Sn 18233 - 18233
This is an excellent BSA Martini Action .297/250 Obsolete Calibre Rook & Rabbit Rifle. It has a blade foresight & 3 leaf rear sight graduated ’50-100-150’ (yards). The 24 ½” steel barrel's bore is clean and bright with typical light rifling and it has a crisp martini action. It has all original wood furniture which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected. It has blued metal work & steel butt plate. The barrel is marked by the manufacturer ‘ Made By The Birmingham Small Arms Co Ld England Cartridge 297/250’ & retailer marked ‘Army & Navy CSL London’. The barrel shank has BSA’s piled arms trade mark, number ‘13671’ and inspection mark alongside ‘295’ (calibre). The action is crisply stamped ‘BSA’ and with piled arms trademark. The rifle has a single sling swivel lug. 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 18233
£745.00

**RARE**C1840 Double 16 bore Flintlock English, Side By Side Double Damascus Barreled Muzzle Loading Shotgun With Ram Rod. Sn 18243 - 18243
This is an early 19th century 16 Bore double barrel shotgun. It has Walnut furniture with finely chequered wrist and figured cheek piece for right handed shooter. The action, steel butt plate tang and trigger guard with extended tang and pineapple finial have foliate engraved decoration. The shotgun has double 32”, 16 Bore Damascus steel barrels with flat barrel rib & bead fore sight. The smooth bores have staining and residue consistent with age. It has double Swan neck hammers fitted with flints & double triggers. The shotgun measures 48” overall. There are no visible manufacturer marks on the shotgun. The barrels have English proofs. It is complete with brass capped wood ram rod which has a steel threaded worm beneath one turn off cap. The cocking & firing actions of the weapon work crisply. Double barrel flintlock shotguns are increasingly hard to find. The price for this rare piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading flintlock shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18243
£2,950.00

**SUPERB SILVER INLAY DECORATED & ORNATELY CARVED STOCK**C1880 Martini Action 11x57R Remington Obsolete Calibre Short Rifle With Chamber Cast Calibre Confirmation. A 1069 - A 1069
This is a superb Martini Action 11x57R Remington UK Obsolete Calibre rifle. The calibre has been confirmed by a resin casting of the rifle’s chamber. The casting & report confirming the calibre accompanies the rifle. It has a 23 ½” barrel (39” overall). It has all original wood furniture with plain steel butt plate. The Walnut stock with chequered panels at the wrist has been period ornately carved with foliate decoration and has large areas of ornate silver wire inlaid decoration. The action, trigger guard & barrel have superb silver foliate decoration. There are no visible manufacturer, date or proofs on this rifle. It is fitted with block & blade foresight & ladder rear sight. The weapon’s bore is clean with crisp multi groove rifling. Its 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 part of a collection or display. A 1069
£975.00

SOLD SOLD (18/03) C1850 American Frontier Kentucky / Plainsman’s .45 Calibre Black Powder Muzzle Loading Percussion Rifle With Octagonal Barrel By Goulcher Philadelphia, Barrel Signed ‘I. Marsh’. Sn 18187 - 18187
This is an original muzzle loading Kentucky / Plainsman’s percussion rifle made Circa 1850. This example has an American Maple half stock which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The stock has a pewter fore end cap, pale brass trigger guard with spur grip, white metal decorative inlay, rectangular escutcheon, small side plate, large barrel wedge plates and deeply concave butt plate. It has a flat lock of flintlock shape engraved with double line border and naive game birds, and with faint maker’s name “----- O-LCHER” (most likely E. Goulcher of Philadelphia). The rifle measures 46” overall with a 30”” heavy octagonal blued steel barrel. The bore has just staining consistent with age and use & deep 9 groove rifling. The barrel is stamped ‘I. Marsh’ most likely a retailer or original owner’s name. The rifle is fitted with block rear sight and blade fore-sight. The rifle has a steel ram rod. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading rifle, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18187
£0.00

**RARE**American Civil War Era Providence Tool Company, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, Peabody’s 1862 Patent (Model 1862 Army) .45 Peabody Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Breech Loading Carbine. Sn 18188 - 18188
The Peabody action was an early form of breechloading firearm action, where the heavy breechblock tilted downwards across a bolt mounted in the rear of the breechblock, operated by a lever under the rifle. The Peabody action most often used an external hammer to fire the cartridge. The Peabody action was developed by Henry O. Peabody from Boston, Massachusetts, and was first patented on July 22, 1862. Peabody carbines and rifles were made by the Providence Tool Company, Providence, Rhode Island & Sharps & Hankins. Our example by Providence Tool Co is in very good condition. The weapon is 40” overall length. By operating the under lever, the breech plates falls to allow loading of a cartridge. The weapon has a 21” long, blued barrel. The barrel’s bore has staining and residue consistent with age & use & crisp rifling. The metal work has even patina. It has a blade foresight and ‘v’ notch block rear sight. The left side of the frame is crisply stamped with manufacturer and patent detail (illustrated in image 2). There is no visible serial number on the carbine. The all original wood work is undamaged with just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The butt plate is steel and it has single sling swivels. The loading and firing actions work crisply. The price for this rare carbine includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18188
£1,575.00

C1865 English W. Barratt Burton On Trent 12 Bore Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre, Double Damascus Barrels, Under Lever Break Action Shotgun. Sn 18189 - 18189
The English Gunsmith William Butler Barratt is recorded as having premises at 48 High Street, Burton On Trent Staffordshire1849-1854 The Company then became William Butler Barratt & Son 1857-1870 (see page 165 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol 2). This is an excellent pin fire double barrel shotgun by W. Barratt of Burton On Trent. The underside of the stock has an inlaid void German silver disc. It has an under lever break action and has original Walnut furniture with finely chequered wrist and fore stock. The shotgun with double 30”, Damascus steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. The action plates are signed ‘W. Barratt’ within foliate engraved decoration & game dogs. The top of the barrel rib is marked ‘Burton On Trent’. The break action and firing action of the weapon work crisply. It has a bead fore sight and the barrels smooth bores have just light staining consistent with age and use. 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 18189
£695.00

**RARE**UNUSUAL**C1850 Italian Piemontese Type Large 17mm Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Cavalry Carbine With Regiment Marks ‘St’ Inspection Marks, Brass Furniture, Saddle Ring & Steel Ram Rod. Sn 18168:19 - 18168:19
This is an original C1850 Italian form 17mm Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Cavalry Carbine similar to the 17mm Piemontese Service Rifle With Brass Furniture, Saddle Ring & Steel Ram Rod. Large calibre weapons were favoured by the Italian Military. Outside our carbine & Piemontese muskets were similar to British Enfields but ours has an unusual lock (illustrated) and sight configuration consisting of block with blade fore sight located in the middle of the 18” round steel barrel (illustrated) and grooved action rear sight. It has all original undamaged heavy wood full stock with figured cheek piece, brass butt plate, fore end block, barrel band and trigger guard with extended tang. The butt plate and brass stock plate have Regiment marks (unknown illustrated). The trigger guard, stock plate and action plate are marked ‘St’ (illustrated unknown). It has a heavy military percussion hammer. The carbine measures 34” overall length. The barrel’s large 17mm bore has just staining consistent with age and use and deep cut rifling. The carbine has its original steel ramrod & steel saddle ring. The weapon cocks & dry fires crisply. The price for this rare, unusual cavalry carbine worthy of further research 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 18168:19
£975.00

Kropatschek-Steyr Model 1886 Portuguese Military Contract Tube Magazine Bolt Action 8x60mm Obsolete Calibre Rifle. Sn 18196:10 - 18196:10
An excellent example of a Portuguese contract Kropatschek Steyr Model 1886 rifle made by Steyr. It measures 52" overall with a 31 ½” barrel. It has an internal, 8 shot tubular magazine and its loading and firing actions are crisp. It has a clean bore with crisp rifling. It has all original woodwork which has just the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. Both sides of the shoulder stock have ink roundels which are faint and indistinct but are no doubt, 1 containing the Steyr 1886 manufacturer & model detail, the second with 'Royal Cypher Luiz I' found on other Portuguese Military Contract rifles. The breech is stamped 'OeWFG Steyr 1886’ & ‘M1886'. The wood, barrel and breech are numbered ‘RR159’ the bolt is numbered ‘R433’. It has a block & blade fore sight, adjustable ladder rear sight, bayonet block, cleaning rod, sling swivels and steel butt plate. 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 18196:10
£895.00
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