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**MINT BORE**WW1 Era Austrian Kropatschek-Steyr Model 1886 Portuguese Contract Tube Magazine Bolt Action 8x56R Calibre Rifle With Steyr Sword Bayonet & Scabbard. Sn 17775:15 - 17775:15
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. In calibre 8x 56R, made by O.E.W.F.G. Steyr. It measures 52" overall with a 32 ¼” barrel. It has an internal, 8 shot tubular magazine and its loading and firing mechanisms work correctly. It has a near mint bore, clean and bright with crisp rifling. It has all original undamaged woodwork which has just light bumpps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The breech is stamped with ‘Crown L.1’ (Luiz I Portugal)'. The breech is also stamped 'OE WFG Steyr 1886’ and ‘M1886’.The action and barrel are stamped with matching numbers ‘S627’. The bolt has Steyr’s combined ‘OEWG’ mark. It is complete with correct sling swivels, block and blade fore sight, graduated ladder rear sight and bayonet lug. The rifle comes with its original Sword Bayonet which has a clean 18 ½” single edged blade with fullers. It’s steel cross guard with muzzle ring is stamped ‘MM186’. Its slab wood grips have the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The blade has the combined ‘OEWG’ Steyr mark. The push button on its steel pommel works correctly. The bayonet has its original steel scabbard with steel frog bar. The frog bar is stamped with Steyr’s OEWG’ mark. The scabbard has no dents. 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 17775:15
£1,100.00

Victorian British 1860 Dated Enfield Tower 1853 Pattern Muzzle Loading Percussion .577 Regulation Calibre 3 Band Rifle With Leather Sling, Original P1853 Socket Bayonet & Scabbard. Sn 17775:14 - 17775:14
This is a very good British Enfield Tower 1853 pattern percussion rifle. It has a 38 ½” smooth bore barrel and measures 55” overall. The barrel’s bore has crisp rifling and just light staining consistent with age and use. It has its original undamaged walnut stock and brass fittings including fore end block, butt plate and trigger guard with extended tang. It has a heavy military hammer, block & blade fore sight and adjustable ladder rear sight. The action plate is crisply marked with Crown ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina) and ‘1860’ date together with ‘Tower’ (Enfield) mark. The barrel has a faint proof / inspection mark. The rifle has sling swivels fitted with leather sling and original steel ramrod. The rifle has a strong cocking and firing action. The rifle is accompanied by an original period British P1853 socket bayonet. The bayonet measures 20 ¾” overall length and has a straight 17” triangular blade. It has the correct swivel locking catch at the blued socket. The bayonet has staining consistent with age but no rust. The blade has small inspection mark. The socket is numbered ‘374’. The scabbard has its original brass mounted brown leather scabbard in very good condition. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17775:14
£1,275.00

Victorian 1865 Dated Enfield Tower 1853 / 1858 Pattern British Army Ishapore Arsenal Native Troops Muzzle Loading Percussion .650 Calibre 3 Band Musket (Rifling Officially Removed C1858) With Original P1853 WD Socket Bayonet & WD Scabbard. Sn 17775:13 - 17775:13
The Enfield P53 was introduced to Indian troops under British rule in 1856. The Enfield rifle-musket was a contributing cause of the Indian rebellion of 1857. Sepoys in the British East India Company's armies in India were issued with the new rifle in 1857, and rumours were spread that the cartridges (referring here to paper-wrapped powder and projectile, not to metallic cartridges) were greased with beef tallow, pig fat, or a combination of the two – a situation abhorrent to Hindu and Muslim soldiers based on religious beliefs. As a consequence of British fears, the Indian infantry's long arms were modified to be less accurate by reaming out the rifling of the Pattern 1853 making it a smooth bore and the spherical / ball shot does not require greasing, just a patch. This greatly reduced the gun's accuracy as did replacing the variable distance rear sight to a fixed sight. This became the Pattern 1858. This is a very good British 1853 pattern percussion rifle which has had its rifling Officially removed C1858 for issue to British Army In India Native Troops. It has a 38 ½” smooth bore barrel and measures 55” overall. The barrel’s bore is clean. It has its original undamaged walnut stock and brass fittings including fore end block, butt plate and trigger guard with extended tang. The butt plate tang and trigger guard have Indian script marks. It has a heavy military hammer, block & blade fore sight and fixed rear sight correctly found on these weapons, replacing the original adjustable sight. The action plate is crisply marked with Crown ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina), inspection marks and ‘1865’ date together with ‘Tower’ (Enfield) and Ishapore India Arsenal inspection marks. The rifle is fitted with sling swivels and original steel ramrod. The rifle has a strong cocking and firing action. The rifle is accompanied by an original period British P1853 socket bayonet. The bayonet measures 20 ¾” overall length and has a straight 17” triangular blade. It has the correct swivel locking catch at the socket. The bayonet has staining consistent with age but no rust. The blade has small British WD inspection marks. The socket is numbered ‘97’. The scabbard has its original brass mounted leather scabbard in very good condition. The leather has a partially visible ‘WD arrow’ mark. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17775:13
£1,095.00

C1870 English Side By Side Double Damascus Barrelled 12 Bore Muzzle Loading Percussion Big Game Rifle. Sn 17675 - 17675
This very good C1870 double hammer percussion double rifle is in English form & is the type used for hunting large game. It has 29” round Damascus steel barrels and is 45 ¾” overall. The rifled barrels are 12 bore and have just staining and residue consistent with age and use. There are no visible external manufacturer marks on the rifle. The underside of the barrels have Victorian black powder proofs. The barrel rib is mounted with a fixed ‘v’ notch plate rear sight and 3 graduated leaf sights with aiming lines. It has a brass post fore sight. The action, Dolphin hammers, action tang & trigger guard with extended tang have quality tooled foliate decoration. The gun has double triggers. The cocking and firing actions are strong. The Walnut stock with figured cheek piece, chequered fore stock panels and wrist are undamaged with just light bumps and bruises to be expected. The fore stock has German silver mounts and there are silver roundel inserts at each breech. The weapon has its original wood ram rod with brass end caps. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK. Sn 17675
£975.00

SCARCE, British Royal Navy Officer’s Private Purchase F. Barnes & Co London Pattern 1842 Sea Service .750 Musket Bore Percussion Rifled Musket With Lovell's Patent Bayonet Catch, Nipple Protector & Chain. Sn 17794 - 17794
Pre 1852 the pattern 1842 Sea service rifled muskets were converted from earlier smoothbore pattern muskets for Royal Navy use. They were made smaller and had the addition of rifled bores and Lovell Patent bayonet catches. After 1852 the P1842 Sea service rifled muskets were ‘new production’ and not converted weapons (see page 66 plates 62 & 63 and page 67 of British Military Longarms 1815-1865 by Bailey). Frederick Barnes & Co were English London Gunmakers recorded at 3 Union Row, 109 Fenchurch Street and 67 Minories 1851-to 1866. Between 1857-1904 they are recorded at 109 Fenchurch Street only (see page 140 of British Gunmakers Vol.1 ‘by Brown). This is a scarce, excellent condition, post 1852 P1842 sea service percussion rifled musket (not a smoothbore conversion), most likely a Royal Navy Officer’s private purchase weapon. The action plate of this example is signed by the maker ‘F. Barnes & Co London’ and has military Crown mark. The undamaged, all original, Walnut stock has regulation pattern brass furniture. The 30” barrel has crisp rifling and has just staining consistent with age & use. The barrel has crisp proofs. The weapon measures 45 ¾” overall length. It has a block & blade fore sight, ladder rear sight and correct Lovell’s bayonet catch. It has its original steel ram rod, nipple protector & Chain & sling swivels. The price for this scarce musket includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion rifled musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17794
£1,650.00

**VERY RARE** British Board Of Ordnance George III Enfield 1849 Paget Rifled Barrel .700 Calibre Rifled Bore Cavalry Carbine With Attractive Tiger Stripe Stock. A 1059 - A 1059
These carbines were designed by General Henry Paget (1768-1854). See page 141 of British Military firearms 1650-1850 By Blackmore. The flintlock version was adopted by the British Army in 1808 and was the carbine of the English Cavalry until C1830. Percussion Paget Carbines with rifled barrels remained in British Cavalry service during the Victorian era. This is an excellent example of the rare Paget percussion carbine. It has even patina to the metal work throughout. It has a heavy military percussion hammer and the action plate is crisply stamped Crown GR (George Rex) together with inspection mark and ‘Tower’ (Enfield). Its 15 ¾” barrel (31 ¾”overall) has a rifled bore which is clean with crisp rifling. The top of the barrel is stamped with proof/inspection marks. It has the correct under barrel captive swivel ramrod. Its sights consit of a blade fore sight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. The carbine also has brass fore end block, trigger guard with extended tang & butt plate. It has all original wood stock which is stamped with ‘BO arrow’ Board Of Ordnance mark. The stock has an attractive Tiger stripe hue. It cocks & dry fires as it should. 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. A 1059
£2,750.00

Victorian 1859 British Enfield Tower 1853 Pattern .577 Calibre 2 Band Percussion Rifle. A 1058 - A 1058
The Enfield Pattern 1853 rifle was a .577 calibre Minié-type muzzle-loading rifled musket, used by the British Empire from 1853 to 1867; after which many were replaced in service by the cartridge-loaded Snider–Enfield rifle. This 2 band example was made by Enfield Tower in 1859. The action plate is stamped With Queens Crown and by the manufacturer 'Tower' (Enfield). It is also dated '1859'. It has an excellent all original walnut stock which has just light bumps and bruises to be expected, steel butt plate, steel fore end block, steel ram rod, bayonet bar, trigger guard with extended tang and is fitted with original nipple protector and brass chain. The rifle has its original steel ramrod, block and blade fore sight and flip up graduated ladder rear sight. The 32” barrel is clean and has crisp rifling. The barrel has crisp proof / inspection marks. The cocking & firing action works perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. A 1058
£895.00

**SOLD**SOLD**15/9****MINT BORE**Victorian 1887 Dated British WD MK IV Enfield Martini Henry .577x .450 Obsolete Calibre Long Lever Service Rifle & Buff Leather Sling. Sn 17775:8 - 17775:8
This is an original British WD MK IV 1887 dated .577x .450 Martini Henry, long lever service rifle. It has its original woodwork throughout. The wood has knocks bumps and bruises consistent with age and service use & impressed with roundel & numerous other numbers / letters (illustrated in image 3). It has a block & blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels fitted with buff leather sling, steel cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The 32 ½” steel barrel’s bore is near mint, clean and bright with crisp rifling. The barrel has WD inspection / proof marks and is numbered ‘D 8525’. The metal work has even patina. The action works correctly and is fully functional. The action is stamped on the right side Crown VR (Victoria Regina) Enfield, ‘Mark IV I’ model designation and dated '1887' together with inspection mark. 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 17775:8
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (10/09) **QUALITY**1855 - 1874 English William James Harvey Exeter Single Barrel 10 Bore Muzzle Loading Single Barrel Percussion Sporting / Hunting Shotgun With Damascus Barrel. Sn 17676 - 17676
The English Gunsmith William James Harvey is recorded as having premises at 68 South Street Exeter between 1855 & 1874 (see page 241 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol 2). This is an excellent double barrel shotgun by Harvey. It has a 27 ½” round Damascus steel barrel & measures 43” overall. The barrel’s smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age and use. The barrel has a small brass post fore sight. It has an undamaged walnut stock with Silver stock mounts including 2 void silver discs, steel butt plate with extended tang, trigger guard with extended tang and Pineapple finial & steel hammer, all with foliate engraved decoration. The action plate is signed ‘Harvey Exeter ’ and has foliate engraved decoration together with game bird in the field scene. The breech has gold bands and gold manufacturer tablet inlaid signed ‘Harvey Exeter’. The shotgun is complete with original ebonised wood ramrod with brass end caps and steel worm. It’s cocking and firing actions work as they should. The price for this quality made shotgun 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 collection or display. Sn 17676
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (09/09) **MINT BORE**1909 British BSA Martini Action .310 Cadet / Greener Obsolete Calibre Cadet Rifle With Australian Commonwealth Victoria Military Forces Markings. Sn 17775:6 - 17775:6
This is a BSA Martini Action .310 Obsolete Calibre Cadet Rifle With Victoria Australian Military markings. These British made rifles were used as training rifles and fire the now obsolete calibre .310 Cadet (310 Greener) round which was introduced by Greener in 1900. It is complete with sling swivels, blade foresight & adjustable rear sight. The rifle's 25" barrel has a near mint bore, clean and bright with sharp, well defined rifling and 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 left side plate is crisply stamped 'Made By The Birmingham Small Arms Co Ltd' & with the BSA piled arms trademark. The right side is crisply stamped 'Commonwealth Of Australia Vic (Victoria)’ & numbers '6144' & ‘2388’. The top of the breech is stamped with ‘Kangaroo mark’. The barrel is stamped with calibre detail ‘310’ and ’12-120’. The stock is crisply impressed with Commonwealth of Australia Military Forces roundel and is dated ‘6/09’ (June 1909’ together with number 2388. 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 17775:6
£0.00
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