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**MINT BORE**Victorian Volunteer’s private Purchase Saxton London ‘The Regulation’ Martini Henry .577x .450 Short Lever Rifle. Sn 19030 - 19030
This is a Victorian Volunteer’s private purchase Martini Henry, short lever rifle. It has its original woodwork throughout which has just the bumps & bruises to be expected with age and service use. It has a block & blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels, cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The 33” steel barrel’s bore is near mint clean and bright, the rifling sharp and well defined. The barrel has British proof marks. The metal work has even patina. The action works correctly and is fully functional. The top of the barrel is signed ‘Saxon London’ (unknown) and the action is marked ‘The Regulation’. The price for this rifle worthy of further research regarding the maker 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 19030
£1,495.00

**MINT BORE**BRITISH NITRO PROOFED**Victorian 1887 MK IV Enfield Martini Henry .577x .450 Long Lever British Service Rifle With British WD & Nepalese NEP Marks. Sn 19029 - 19029
This is an original MK IV 1887 dated .577x .450 Martini Henry, long lever Service Rifle. It has its original woodwork throughout which has just the bumps & bruises to be expected with age and service use. The all original stock is impressed with India / Nepalese Arsenal marks and 1908 date (illustrated) indicating that it was re issued for use in Nepal / India after British service. It has a block & blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels, cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The 33” steel barrel’s bore is near mint clean and bright, the rifling sharp and well defined. The barrel has British WD ordnance / proof marks and is British Nitro proofed. The metal work has even patina. The action works correctly and is fully functional. The action is faintly stamped on the right side Crown VR (Victoria Regina) Enfield, ‘Mark IV I’ model designation and dated '1887'. 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 19029
£1,295.00

**RARE**MINT BORE**ZULU WAR ERA**1870’s Victorian British Swinburn’s Patent Martini Action 577 x 450 Obsolete Calibre Carbine With Henry Rifling By V&R Blakemore London / Abingdon Works Regiment Marked ‘NMP’ To The Natal Mounted Police. Sn 19028 - 19028
The Swinburn rifle in outward appearance is very similar to a Martini Henry, however the action is of the Swinburn patent. In simple terms this has a falling block and cocking lever as in a Martini, but employs a V leaf spring and hammer to strike the firing pin and has an additional side lever which allows the hammer to be cocked without operating the under lever. In the Mid 1870’s The Colonial Government of Natal purchased quantities of Swinburn patent Martini action carbines & rifles to arm their Police & Volunteers. This is an excellent and rare to find Natal Mounted Police issue Swinburn Patent rifle. The action has the correct additional side mounted Swinburn cocking lever and is stamped ‘V&R Blackmore London Swinburns Patent’ (although marked Blackmore this rifle was almost certainly made by the Abingdon Gun works which was a partnership of leading members of the guntrade in which John Field Swinburn was a major shareholder). The barrel is stamped ‘Henry’s Patent (rifling) A&T (Adams & Tait Birmingham)’ & numbered ‘264’. The barrel is regiment marked ‘NMP’ to the Natal Mounted Police and weapon number ‘180’. The metal work is undamaged and has even patina. The wood work is all original and has just the bumps & bruises to be expected with age and it has a chequered grip panels at the wrist and fore stock. The stock has a steel butt plate with trap and polished horn fore end block. The rifle has sling swivels and bayonet bar. The 23” barrel has a near mint bore clean and bright with crisp Henry Patent rifling. It measures 40” overall. The carbine has a block and blade fore sight and flip up graduated ladder rear sight. The rifle’s cocking & firing actions work as they should. The price for this historic piece includes UK delivery. NB 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 19028
£2,450.00

SOLD SOLD (20/11) C1905 French St Etienne Arsenal Proofed 15 Bore Black Powder Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre, Breech Loading, Break Action Single Barrel Poacher’s Folding Shotgun. A 1087 - A 1087
This is a C1900 French St Etienne arsenal proofed Poacher’s 15 bore folding shotgun in very good condition. It has a 27 ½” barrel and measures 43” overall. The smooth bore is clean. It has an external hammer, brass post foresight, and grooved action rear sight. The inside of the action has St Etienne proof mark & another mark which looks like ‘05’ possibly 1905 date (illustrated). The rifle has a walnut shoulder stock. The stock has a steel butt plate. The brake action is achieved by swivelling a knurled lever on the underside of the action. The gun folds to allow it to be carried in a large pocket on the inside of a duster type overcoat popular with Poachers allowing them to hide game and hunting equipment. The barrel action and lever have matching numbers ‘724’. The gun has a stock sling swivel and a sling swivel lug on the underside of the barrel. The loading and firing actions work crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre Rook rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 1087
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (20/11) C1890 Dumoulin Frères Liege .360 No.5 Rook Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre, Breech Loading, Break Action Single Shot Rook Rifle With Octagonal Barrel & Vintage Waxed Canvas & Leather Gun Sleeve. Sn 19005 - 19005
The .360 No.5 Rook was introduced between 1875 & 1880 by lengthening the older .380 long cartridge (see page 359 of Cartridges of the World By Barnes) This is a .360 No.5 Rook Calibre rifle in very good condition. It has a 22 ½” Octagonal rifled barrel. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has an external hammer, blade foresight, and 2 leaf rear sight. The action is marked with ‘DF’ pierced by arrow mark which is a trade mark owned by the Belgian Gunmaker DUMOULIN Frères, Boulevard de la Sauvenière, 89 in Liege 12.08.1881 together with another indistinct mark (illustrated). The rifle has a walnut shoulder stock with chequered panel wrist and fore stock. The stock has a steel butt plate. The brake action is achieved by depression of a knurled lever on the side of the action. The underside of the lever has a proof inspection mark (illustrated). The loading and firing actions work crisply. The rifle comes with a vintage waxed canvas & leather gun sleeve in which it was found. The sleeve has leather taps fitted with brass rings for shoulder strap (strap absent) and has a leather strap with eyelet on the flap which fastens to a brass stud on the body of the sleeve. All leather, material and stitching are intact. The leather on the flap has hand tooled initials ‘PML’. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre Rook rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 19005
£0.00

Victorian British 1858 Enfield Tower 1853 Pattern Muzzle Loading Percussion .577 Calibre 3 Band Rifle Volunteer / Yeomanry Regiment Marked ‘V YW 29 249’. Sn 19006 - 19006
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 is an excellent British Enfield Tower 1853 pattern percussion rifle. It has a 39”barrel and measures 55” overall. The barrel’s bore is clean & has crisp rifling. The barrel has proofs. It has its all original undamaged walnut stock and regulation 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 ‘1858’ date together with ‘Tower’ (Enfield) mark and other inspection marks (illustrated). The rifle has sling swivels, bayonet bar and original steel ramrod. The butt plate tang is engraved ‘V YW 29 249’ to an unknown Volunteer / Yeomanry Regiment. The stock is impressed with ‘Pimlico 1864’ roundel and number ‘2’. The rifle cocks and dry fires crisply. The price for this rifle worthy of further research regarding the Regiment marks 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 19006
£1,475.00

**MINT BORE**Victorian 1859 British Enfield 1856 Pattern .577 Calibre 2 Band Muzzle Loading Percussion Short Rifle With Nipple Protector & Chain. Sn 19007 - 19007
This 2 band example of the Enfield pattern 1856 short rifle was made in 1859. The action plate is stamped With Queens Crown and dated '1859'. It has an excellent all original walnut stock which has just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age, steel butt plate, steel fore end block, barrel bands, steel ram rod, bayonet bar, trigger guard with extended tang, sling swivels and is fitted with original nipple protector and chain. The underside of the stock has impressed inspection marks (illustrated). The rifle has a block and blade fore sight and flip up graduated ladder rear sight. The 33” barrel & barrel bands have been re-blued to a high standard at some point in its life. The barrel’s bore is near mint, clean & bright with crisp rifling. There are no visible proofs on the barrel. The rifle is 49” overall length. The cocking & firing action work crisply. 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. Sn 19007
£1,795.00

**MASSIVE**Early 1800’s Indian / Afghan North West Frontier 13 Bore Flintlock Jezail Musket Wood Stock Ornately Decorated With Inlaid Mother Of Pearl & Brass. Sn 18985 - 18985
The Jezail was a simple, cost-efficient and often handmade muzzle-loading long arm commonly used in British India, Central Asia and parts of the Middle East. Jezails were generally handmade weapons, and consequently they widely varied in their construction. Jezails were seen as very personal weapons, and unlike the typical military weapons of the time which were very plain and utilitarian, Jezails tended to be well crafted and were usually intricately decorated. Jezails tended to have very long barrels. The firing mechanism was typically either a matchlock or a flintlock. Since flintlock mechanisms were complex and difficult to manufacture, many Jezails used the lock mechanism from captured or broken Brown Bess muskets. The stocks were handmade and ornately decorated, featuring a distinctive curve which is not seen in the stocks of other muskets. The function of this curve is debated; it may be purely decorative, or it may have allowed the Jezail to be tucked under the arm and cradled tightly against the body, as opposed to being held to the shoulder like a typical musket or rifle. During the Anglo Afghan Wars the Jezail was the primary ranged weapon of Afghan warriors and was used with great effect against British troops. This is a very attactive flintlock Jezail. It has a 46 ½” long steel barrel with flared muzzle and brass barrel bands. The barrel has a bead fore sight and block rear sight. The rifle is 13 Bore. The smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. It measures a massive 5’ 1” overall length. The lock plate has naïve hand tooled decoration (illustrated). Its wood stock is intricately hand inlaid with pieces of Mother of Pearl and brass. It has the typical Jezail curved butt. The wood and metal have the wear and patina to be expected of a native Indian weapon of its age. The Jezail cocks and dry fires. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18985
£795.00

SOLD SOLD (05/11) C1840 English, Smith London 16 Bore, Muzzle Loading Smoothbore Percussion Musket. Sn 18904 - 18904
This is a C1840 16 Bore musket. It has Walnut furniture with finely chequered wrist. The top of the wrist is inlaid with silver escutcheon inscribed with stylised monogram. The wood has just knocks bumps and bruises to be expected. The gun has a 32”, 16 Bore brown wash 2 stage steel barrel with brass bead fore sight and Dolphin hammer. It measures 49” overall. The action, trigger guard with extended tang & Pineapple finial have foliate engraved decoration. The barrel has 2 inlaid gold bands at the action. The action plate is signed by the maker ‘Smith’ & the Barrel ‘London’ together with English proofs (there were many British Gunmakers named Smith working in both London & the provinces in the Flintlock & percussion era). It is complete with brass capped ebonised wood ram rod. The cocking & firing actions of the weapon work crisply. The barrel’s smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age. The includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading percussion musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18904
£0.00

**MINT BORE** ZULU WARS ERA** 1875 Dated British WD Enfield MK I Converted To MK II Martini Henry .577x .450 Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre Service Rifle. A 1084 - A 1084
This is an excellent original .577x .450 Martini Henry, Service Rifle. It is fully ordnance stamped and has its original woodwork throughout . It has a block and blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels, steel cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The rifle retains its original mark 1 grooved trigger. The 32 ½” steel barrel's bore is near mint, clean with crisp rifling (50” overall length). The wood furniture has just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The stock is stamped with an indistinct roundel above ‘2’ (MK II). The metal work has even patina throughout & has other numbers and inspection / proof marks (illustrated). The action works correctly and is fully functional. The action is crisply stamped on the right side Crown VR (Victoria Regina) Mark I to Mark II conversion designation and date '1875'. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rifle and no licence is required to own this rifle in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. A 1084
£2,200.00
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