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C1890, Victorian English, Double Damascus Barrelled 18 Bore Muzzle Loading Percussion Shotgun. A 1068 - A 1068
This is a good Victorian double barrel muzzle loading percussion shotgun in English form. It has all original Walnut furniture with chequered panels at the wrist. The wood has knocks bumps and bruises to be expected. The underside of the stock has a void German silver escutcheon & It has a steel butt plate. The shotgun with double 30”, Damascus steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. It measures 46” overall. The barrel has a brass bead fore sight. The action, hammers and trigger guard with extended tang have foliate engraved decoration. There are no visible manufacturer marks. The cocking & firing actions of the weapon work as they should. The barrels smooth bores are clean. The Shotgun has an ebonised wood ram rod with horn end cap and brass tube tip. 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. A 1068
£395.00

Victorian 1847-1858 English, Thomas & William Harrison Carlisle, Cumbria 12 Bore, Double Barrel Muzzle Loading Percussion Shotgun With Damascus Barrels & Ram Rod. Sn 18105 - 18105
Thomas & William Harrison were English Gun makers recorded at Carlisle Cumbria 1847-1858 (see page 97 of English Gunmakers by Bailey & Nie). This is a Victorian 12 Bore double barrel shotgun. It has a Walnut stock with well defined grain & finely chequered wrist. The shotgun with double 27 ½”, damascus steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. The barrel’s smooth bores are clean. It has a bead fore sight. The action plates, action tang, steel butt plate tang and trigger guard with extended tang & acanthus bud finial have foliate engraved decoration. The wrist is inlaid with void brass plate. Both action plates are signed by the makers ‘T & W Harrison’ (a retailer or maker). The shotgun has wood ram rod with brass end cap. The cocking & firing actions of the weapon work crisply. 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 18105
£895.00

C1870 English, H. Holland (Faringdon Berkshire) 12 Bore Obsolete Pin Fire Calibre, Double Barrel, Lever Break Action Shotgun. Sn 18097 - 18097
The English Gunsmith Henry Holland is recorded as having premises at High Street, Faringdon Berks, in 1868 (see page 250 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol 2). This is an excellent pin fire double barrel shotgun by H. Holland (most likely Henry Holland Faringdon). The underside of the stock has an inlaid silver disc etched with heraldic arms (illustrated) It has an under lever action and has original Walnut furniture with finely chequered wrist and fore stock. The shotgun with double 27 ½”, browned steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. The action plates are signed ‘H. Holland’. 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 for this shotgun worthy of further research regarding the heraldic arms 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 18097
£795.00

Victorian British 1869 BSA Co Snider Patent 3 Band .577 Obsolete Calibre Rifle. Sn 18096 - 18096
This is an excellent example of the Snider 3 Band Rifle. The action plate is stamped by the manufacturer 'BSA Co 1869'. It has all original undamaged wood work, brass butt plate, fore end block and trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle also has its original ladder rear sight, block and blade fore sight. It is without cleaning rod. The barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling and is stamped with inspection marks. The breech is stamped with ‘BSA Co’ trade mark and Snider patent marks. It has the correct breech cover with press lever locking catch. The cocking and firing actions are crisp. Total length is 54 ½” with a 36 ½” barrel. 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. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18096
£1,275.00

Victorian, English, Barton Of Litchfield 14 Bore, Double Barrel Muzzle Loading Percussion Shotgun With Damascus Barrels & Ram Rod. Sn 18104 - 18104
This is a Victorian 14 Bore double barrel shotgun. It has a Walnut stock with well defined grain & finely chequered wrist. The shotgun with double 27”, damascus steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. The barrels have gold bands at the breech. The barrels smooth bores have staining and residue consistent with age & use. It has a bead fore sight. The action plates, action tang, steel butt plate tang and trigger guard with extended tang & acanthus bud finial have foliate engraved decoration. Both action plates are signed by the maker ‘Barton Litchfield’ (a retailer or maker). The shotgun has its original wood ram rod with brass end caps. The cocking & firing actions of the weapon work crisply. The price for this shotgun worthy of further research regarding the signature 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 18104
£875.00

Victorian British 1865 LAC (London Armoury Company) Snider MK II** 3 Band .577 Obsolete Calibre Rifle. Sn 18103 - 18103
This is an excellent example of the Snider 3 Band Rifle. The action plate is stamped With Queens Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and by the manufacturer 'LAC 1865' together with inspection marks and etched number ‘22’. It has all original undamaged wood work impressed with armoury roundel, brass butt plate numbered ‘151’, fore end block and trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle also has its original cleaning rod, ladder rear sight, block and blade fore sight. The barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling and is stamped with inspection marks. The breech is stamped with combined ‘LAC’ trade mark. It has the correct breech cover with knurled catch which is stamped ‘II**’ designation. The cocking and firing actions are crisp. Total length is 54 ½” with a 36 ½” barrel. 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. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18103
£1,395.00

**WESTLEY RICHARDS CONNECTIONS**MINT BORE**British WD 1882 N A & A Co Ltd (National Arms & Ammunition Company) Martini Henry MK III Short Lever .577x .450 British Service Rifle With NSW (New South Wales) Australian Government Stock Marking. Sn 18073 - 18073
National Arms and Ammunition Company Ltd was a private company founded in the 1870s by the famous British gun maker Westley Richards, mainly to produce the Martini-Henry rifle, and other Henry-Patent related items. They manufactured Martini-Henry rifles under contract to the British Government, as well as other firearms. It was relatively short lived, and operated various factories, many of which continued on their own after the company was broken up. This is an excellent original MK III 1882 dated .577x .450 Martini Henry MK III Service Rifle. It has undamaged, all original woodwork throughout. The stock is impressed with Australian Government ‘NSW’ mark (New South Wales) indicating that this rifle was sent to the Australian armed forces after British service. It has block and blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels fitted with period brown leather sling, cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The steel barrel's bore is near mint, clean and bright with crisp Henry rifling. The metal work has some service wear. The action works correctly and is fully functional. The action is stamped on the right side Crown VR (Victoria Regina) N A & A Co Ltd (National Arms & Ammunition Company) Mark III model designation and dated '1882'. The metal work has WD inspection marks (illustrated). 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 a part of a collection or display. Sn 18073
£1,700.00

**MINT BORE**ROBERT McVITTIE **BOB THE SHOT**THE BEST SHOT IN THE BRITISH EMPIRE**Late 19th Century British Webley & Son Birmingham MK 1 Martini Henry Pattern 577 x 450 Obsolete Calibre Rifle Made For R. McVittie Toronto & Sling. - 18071
ROBERT McVITTIE was born 1839 in Langholm, Scotland, and died January 21, 1918 in Langholm, Scotland. Robert was a British army rifle marksman, of international repute. He attended many contests in the UK, Canada and the USA. He was a member of the Bisley Team, and was known as “Bob the shot, the best shot in the British Empire". He came to Canada with his family to repair his health. While in Canada of course McVittie shot and had a number of rifles made for him by Webley. Later, just prior to the start of WW 1 he went back to his birthplace, Langholm, Scotland and because of the hostilities was not able to return to Canada, prior to his death, in his home town. There is a remarkable short story, published in "The Border Magazine", Vol. XXIII, No. 268, April 1918. This illustrated magazine is devoted to "Border Biography, History, Literature and Folklore." The story, "Private McVittie, a Great Border Marksman," is by Robert Hyslop, F.S.A. (Scot), FR Hist. S. In later life, he moved back to the UK (a copy of an original portrait photograph of McVittie in Uniform is illustrated in image 3). This is an excellent MK 1 pattern Martini Henry Rifle made by P.Webley & Son Birmingham for McVittie while he was living in Canada. The action and barrel are numbered ‘B417’ and have inspection marks. The top of its 32 ½” barrel is signed ‘P.Webley & Son Birmingham’ and the action ‘R. McVitie Toronto’ above ‘crossed lances B2 mark’. The barrel’s bore is near mint clean and bright with crisp multi groove rifling. The wood work is all original with just light bumps and bruises to expected with age and use. The stock is inlaid with a void brass shield. The barrel is complete with bayonet lug, block & blade foresight, graduated ladder rear sight, MK1 chequered steel butt plate, MK 1 grooved trigger, sling swivels fitted with period brown leather sling & original steel cleaning rod. The action works as it should with a crisp action. The rifle measures 50” overall length. The price for this rifle worthy of further research 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 18071
£2,200.00

SOLD SOLD (07/01) **MINT BORE**British Volunteer Private Purchase Enfield Pattern 1856 .577 Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Short Rifle To The Bradford Rifles. Sn 18028 - 18028
The Pattern 1856 was the first short rifle in the new .577 calibre family of muskets made by Enfield for the British Army. The Pattern 1856 was issued to all sergeants of Line Regiments & the Rifle Brigade. The Bradford Rifles was a Volunteer unit of the British Army formed in 1859. It went on to become a Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment in the Territorial Force and saw action on the Western Front during World War I. This is an excellent volunteer private purchase Enfield Pattern 1856 short rifle to the Bradford rifles. The action has foliate engraved decoration and has heraldic arms and motto of Bradford ‘Labor Omnia Vincet’ (‘Steady work overcame all things’). It has all original woodwork with chequered panels and white metal escutcheon, steel butt plate, sling swivels, trigger guard & fore end cap together with ramrod. It has a flip up rear sight, block & blade foresight & bayonet lug. The 32” barrel’s bore is near mint clean and bright with crisp rifling. The cocking & firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB as an antique muzzle loading percussion rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 18028
£0.00

British Enfield 1860/ 1861 Naval Pattern, 2 Band .577 Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Rifle With 5 Groove Rifling. Sn 18024 - 18024
This is an original British Enfield 1860 / 1861 Pattern 2 band muzzle loading percussion rifle. The metal work in the white has no visible markings. It has all original walnut wood work which has bumps and bruises consistent with age and use. The rifle has its original steel ramrod, ladder rear sight, bayonet bar, fixed fore sight & sling swivels. The 32” barrel is stamped with ‘*25*’ inspection / proof marks. Its rifled bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use and 5 groove rifling of the Naval 1860 and 1861 rifle. The cocking & firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB This is an antique muzzle loading percussion rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 18024
£895.00
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