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QUALITY, C1860, English, William John Harvey Exeter Double Damascus Barrel 10 Bore Muzzle Loading Percussion Shotgun. Sn 17489 - 17489
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 made by Harvey C1860. It has excellent all original Walnut furniture. The underside of the stock has a void German silver ‘Game Bird In Flight’ escutcheon. The shotgun with double 28”, Damascus steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. It measures 44” overall. The barrel has a small brass bead fore sight. The action, hammers and trigger guard with extended tang have quality foliate engraved decoration. The top of the stock’s wrist has a void inlaid German silver scutcheon. Both side plates are signed ‘ Harvey Exeter’. The cocking & firing actions of the weapon work as they should. The barrels smooth bores have just light staining consistent with age & use. Shotgun has its original wood ram rod with brass end caps. 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 17489
£895.00

C1865 Foreign Export ‘Superior English Manufacture’ Martini Action 577x450 Obsolete Calibre Carbine. Sn 17471 - 17472
This is a very good Foreign export Martini Action 577x540 calibre carbine. The carbine has a 19" barrel (36” overall). It has all original walnut full stock with chequered panel fore end and wrist. It has a steel butt plate. The action including the lever have quality hand tooled foliate decoration. The left and right sides of the action have panels within the decoration which contain what appear to be Islamic script marks. The top of the barrel rib has tooled decoration and Ladder rear sight. It has a fixed foresight. The carbine has 3 sling swivel lugs and steel cleaning rod. The weapon’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. It's loading and firing actions work as they should. The barrel is double marked ‘Reg Trade mark’ above stylised device Trademark (unknown maker, illustrated). The barrel also has ‘577/450’ calibre detail and ‘450 with inspection/proof mark’. The top of the barrel is signed ‘Superior English Manufacture’. The price for this carbine worthy of further research regarding the manufacturer includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre black powder weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17472
£1,375.00

Marlin USA Safety Model 1892 .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Lever Action Rifle With Octagonal Barrel & Tube Magazine. Sn 17515 - 17515
This is an increasingly hard to find Marlin Model 1892 lever action rifle in obsolete calibre .32 RF. It has all of its original woodwork which has just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The blued metalwork is excellent. The rifle’s leaver action loading and firing mechanisms work as they should. Its 23 ½” barrel has a clean rifled bore (40 ½” overall length). The top of the barrel is marked with the Marlin Fire-Arms Co. New Haven address & patents for 1878- 1892. It has an external hammer & full length tube magazine. The top of the action is marked 'Marlin Safety'. The underside of the frame is stamped with number '265284'. The action tang is marked ‘Model 1892’. The action / firing mechanism can be quickly exposed for inspection / cleaning by unscrewing a bolt on the right side of the action. It has a curved steel butt plate, brass blade foresight & adjustable rear sight. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17515
£1,475.00

**BEST QUALITY**MINT BORE** C1865 Earl Of Morton Conaglen Ardgour Cased, Alexander Henry Martini Action 577x450 Obsolete Calibre Carbine & Accessories. Sn 17472 - 17472
The title Earl of Morton was created in the Peerage of Scotland in 1458 for James Douglas of Dalkeith. Along with it, the title Lord Aberdour was granted. This latter title is the courtesy title for the eldest son and heir to the Earl of Morton. The family seat is Dalmahoy Farms, near Kirknewton, West Lothian. The Conaglen estate (Scottish West Coast Highlands) was purchased from the Macleans of Ardgour (The Douglas family) by the 18th Earl of Morton after the death of Alexander, 13th of Ardgour in 1858. Sholto John Douglas, 18th Earl of Morton (1818–1884) used Conaglen house as a shooting lodge. Alexander Henry (1818-1894) was a Scottish gunsmith, based in Edinburgh, and designer of the Henry rifling and barrel used in the iconic Martini-Henry British Service rifle. In 1872 he was appointed "gun and rifle manufacturer to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales". This is a cased best quality Martini Action 577x540 calibre military calibre carbine by Alexander Henry once owned by the Earl of Morton most likely Sholto John Douglas, 18th Earl of Morton. The rifle has a 22" barrel (38 ½” overall). It has beautiful all original walnut full stock with polished horn fore end block, chequered panel fore end and wrist. The underside of the shoulder stock is inlaid with void brass disc. The steel butt plate, the whole of the action including the lever and trigger guard have best quality hand tooled foliate decoration. The right side of the action is crisply engraved 'Alexr Henry’ and the left ‘Edinburgh & London’. The lever is numbered ‘6050’. The top of the barrel rib has tooled decoration and 5 silver lined leaf sights graduated 100 to 500 yards. It has a silver dot blade foresight. The rifle has sling swivel lugs and steel cleaning rod. The weapon has a near mint bore, bright and clean with crisp rifling. It's loading and firing actions work as they should. The weapon is contained in its period Oak transit case with hinged lid, lock (key absent), 2 sliding brass catches and leather carry handle. The edges of the case have reinforcing brass plates. The case has a brass disc set into the lid engraved ‘Earl Of Morton Conaglen Ardgour NB’. The case is lined with green felt and the inside of the lid has a ‘Westley Richards’ trade label. The inside of the case is contoured to fit the rifle and it's accessories which include a glass oil bottle with brass screw top lid which has an integral oil applicator. The lid has a stylised monogram, an ebony handled steel cleaning rod. A 2 piece leather strap or sling with brass buckles and a single inert deactivated 577x450 round of ammunition by Kynoch. The price for this superb cased piece includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre black powder weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17472
£5,950.00

C1860’s English H. Taylor Rochester (Kent) Single Damascus Barrel Breech Loading 10 Bore Black Powder Obsolete Calibre Sporting Shotgun. A 1048 - A 1048 / 17476
This Victorian era sporting shotgun has a 33” Damascus steel barrel (49 ½” overall). The barrel’s smooth bore is clean. It has a walnut stock with steel furniture. The wood work has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The underside of the shoulder stock is inlaid with void German silver escutcheon. The fore stock and wrist have chequered panels. The action plate is signed ‘H. Taylor’ and the barrel ‘H. Taylor Rochester’ (unknown). The barrel has a small bead foresight. The action, hammer and hammer plate tang have foliate engraved decoration. It’s under lever break action, cocking and firing mechanisms work as they should. The price for this shotgun worthy of further research regarding the maker includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre percussion shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of collection or display. A 1048
£895.00

**RARE**MINT BORE** British Military 1856 Patent Calisher & Terry .30 Obsolete Calibre Capping Breech Loading Carbine. Sn 17473 - 17473
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 breech is signed ‘Terry’s patent 30 bore’. 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 17473
£2,450.00

RESERVED RESERVED 03/07/20 **MINT BORE** C1880 Victorian British Swinburn’s Patent P.Webley & Son London Martini Action .577 x .500 Obsolete Calibre) Hunting Rifle. A 1047 - A 1047
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. This is an excellent example of the scarce Swinburn Patent rifle. The action has the correct additional side mounted Swinburn cocking lever. The metal work retains its original finish. The action has foliate engraved decoration and one side is signed ‘Swinburn’s Patent’ & ‘P.Webley & Son St James London’ (In 1897 Webley amalgamated with W & C Scott and Sons to become The Webley & Scott Revolver and Arms Company Ltd of Birmingham). The wood work is all original and has a chequered panel wrist and fore stock. The fore stock has a polished horn end cap. The 28” barrel with top rib has proof marks and a near mint bore, clean & bright with crisp rifling. The rifle measures 45” overall length. The rifle has sling swivel lugs, a steel butt plate, a ramp blade fore sight and silver lined ‘v’ notch plate rear sight graduated to 150 (yards) with additional folding silver lined leaf sight graduated to 250 (yards). The rifle’s cocking & firing actions work as they should. The price 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. A 1047
£2,400.00

**WW1 GALLIPOLI TAKE HOME**MINT BORE**VERY RARE** Turkish Model 1887 (Mauser 71/84) 9.5mm Black Powder Obsolete Calibre Bolt Action Rifle With Tube Magazine. Sn 17469:9 - 17469:9
The Turkish Model 1887 rifle was the first of a series of rifles produced for the Turkish Army by Mauser of Germany. Its design echoed that of the German Gewehr 71/84 service rifle, being a bolt-action weapon with a tubular magazine beneath the barrel. These weapons saw service at Gallipoli during WW1. This is an excellent original WW1 Turkish Model 1887 service rifle. A label that accompanies this rifle translates the serial number on barrel and breech as number 6972 and states ‘quite possibly a take home from WW1 Gallipoli Campaign’. It has all original wood and metal work which are excellent and undamaged. It is fitted with sling swivels & bayonet lug. It has a steel butt plate, cleaning rod, adjustable graduated ladder rear sight and block & blade fore sight. The breech is crisply marked with Turkish script together with Turkish star with crescent moon marks (illustrated). It has a 29” barrel and measures 49” overall. The barrel’s bore is near mint, clean and bright with crisp rifling. The rifle’s cocking and firing mechanisms work as they should. The price for this very rare rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17469:9
£1,795.00

**MINT BORE**1874 & 1890 Dated Dutch Model 1871/88 Beaumont Vitali 11x52R Obsolete Calibre Bolt Action Rifle By P. Stevens Maastricht. Sn 17469:8 - 17469:8
The Beaumont rifle is the first purpose-built cartridge rifle to be used by the Netherlands. Edouard de Beaumont designed the bolt and receiver which has very clean smooth lines with few sharp edges. The bolt is particularly aesthetic with no gripping surface on the cocking piece and bulbous bolt handle. The top of the chamber is drilled with two holes to vent gas away from the shooter in the event of a case rupture. This is a common feature in first generation bolt rifles as early brass cartridges were of varying quality. The rifle chambers the UK obsolete calibre11x52R Beaumont cartridge. P. Stevens of Maastricht was contracted to produce the majority of Beaumont rifles. This example is in excellent condition. It has all original undamaged wood furniture. The stock is stamped with a very faint roundel (to faint to photograph). The barrel length is 32” and it measures 52” overall. The breech is numbered ‘N 539’ which is repeated on the bolt. The barrel is date stamped ‘1874’ and numbered ‘1258’. The butt plate tang is dated ‘1890’ & number ‘1258’. The metal work has other small inspection marks and partially readable ‘P. Stevens Maastricht’. It has an adjustable rear sight, block & blade foresight, safety catch, sling swivels, cleaning rod & correct Vitali fitted magazine. The bore is near mint clean and bright with crisp rifling. The 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 item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17469:8
£975.00

MINT BORE, WW1 Era Austrian Kropatschek-Steyr Model 1886 Portuguese Contract Tube Magazine Bolt Action 8mm Obsolete Calibre Rifle. Sn 17469:7 - 17469:7
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 . It measures 52" overall with a 32 ¼” barrel. The barrel’s bore is near mint, clean and bright with crisp rifling. It has the correct 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 fore stock has a wood top hand guard stock (thought to be for Colonial use). The breech is stamped with ‘Crown L.I’ (Luiz I Portugal)'. The metal is also stamped 'M 1886’. The rifle is serial number ‘GG996’ which is stamped on the breech, barrel & wood. The bolt is an un-matching number. 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 17469:7
£975.00
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