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RARE, SUPERB, MINT BORE, 1885 American Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action .40-60 Winchester Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Buffalo / Big Game Hunting Rifle With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 15781 - 15781
The Winchester Model 1876 was a heavier-framed rifle than the Model 1866 or Model 1873 and was the first to be chambered for full-powered centre fire rifle cartridges, as opposed to rim fire cartridges or handgun-sized centre fire rounds. The 1876 earned a reputation as a durable and powerful hunting rifle. The .40-60 Winchester is a centre fire rifle cartridge intended for 19th Century big-game hunting. Nomenclature of the era indicated the .40-60 cartridge contained a 0.40-inch (10 mm) diameter bullet with 60 grains (3.9 g) of gunpowder. Winchester Repeating Arms Company necked down the .45-60 Winchester cartridge to hold a bullet with improved ballistics for the Winchester Model 1876 rifle. This is a rare, excellent original example of the 1876 lever action rifle in the large 40-60 Winchester centre fire calibre. It has a 20 ¼” octagonal barrel & measures 41" overall length. The rifle's bore is near mint, clean with crisp rifling. It has all original Walnut woodwork and blued metal work with original finish. The breech tang is crisply stamped 'Model 1876' and the top of the barrel is stamped 'Winchester Repeating Arms Co New Haven CT King’s Improvement Patented March 29 1866 October 16 1860’ (the patent refers to a convenient new type of loading gate, devised by Winchester plant superintendent Nelson King ‘King’s Improvement’). The barrel also has calibre detail ‘Cal 40-60’. The weapon is serial number 57167 which dates its manufacture to 1885. It has an adjustable flip up graduated rear sight, pinched blade foresight , steel butt plate with brass trap, steel fore end block, sliding breech dust cover and full length tube magazine. It's lever, loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this rare, superb rifle 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. Sn 15781
£5,750.00

RARE, MINT BORE, Imperial German Osterreichische Waffenfabrik (Austrian Arms Factory) Model 1871 11mm Obsolete Calibre Cavalry Carbine. Sn 15783 - 15783
The Mauser Model 1871 Carbine was designed and manufactured by Paul and Wilhelm Mauser. These weapons were issued to Cavalry Regiments. This is an excellent original example of the Mauser M1871 carbine. It's woodwork is undamaged and all original. The metalwork has even patina throughout. It has a 20" barrel and measures 39 ½” overall. It's rifled bore is near mint, clean with crisp rifling. The barrel block is marked by the manufacturer ‘Oesterr Waffb Ges’ (Osterreichische Waffenfabrik Gesellschaft) roughly translating to ‘Austrian Arms Factory’ together with Imperial proof/ inspection marks. The bolt action and firing mechanism work as they should. It has a steel butt plate and is complete with sling swivels, fixed block & blade fore sight and flip up ladder rear sight. The action also has numbers 1876 & 1877 together with ‘K Mod 71’. The price for this rare carbine includes UK delivery. N.B. As an antique obsolete calibre breech loading weapon no licence is required to own this carbine in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15783
£695.00

1909 British BSA Martini Action .310 Cadet / Greener Obsolete Calibre Cadet Rifle With Australian Commonwealth WD ‘CMF’ (Citizen Military Force) Markings. Sn 15777 - 15777
This is an excellent BSA Martini Action .310 Obsolete Calibre Cadet Rifle With 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, shrouded foresight & adjustable rear sight. The steel barrel's bore is clean with sharp and well defined rifling and it has a crisp martini action which works perfectly. 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 rifles trademark. The right side is crisply stamped 'Commonwealth Of Australia’ & number '4172’. The top of the breech is stamped with Australian Kangaroo mark. The barrel is stamped with calibre detail ‘310’ and ’12-120’. The stock is crisply impressed ‘CMF’ to the Citizen Military Force (Australia’s Home Guard) number ‘731’ and dated ‘5/09’ (May 1909). 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 15777
£795.00

SOLD SOLD (03/11) Victorian 1871-1889 British Braendlin Armoury Birmingham Martini Henry 577x450 Obsolete Calibre Cavalry Carbine With Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 15790 - 15790
The Braendlin Armoury Co Ltd were based at 1, 2 & 3 Lower Loveday St, Birmingham between 1871-1889. This is a very good Braendlin Armoury Martini Henry cavalry carbine. The action fitted with saddle bar & ring is numbered ‘11212’ together with ‘Martini’s Patent’ and the crossed lances mark of the Braendlin Armoury. The woodwork is all original and has just the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The carbine’s 22” barrel has just staining consistent with age and crisp well defined Henry patent rifling. The carbine measures 38 ¼” overall length. The barrel has Birmingham proof marks and calibre detail ‘577/450’ together with ‘Henry’s Patent B8118’. It has a block & blade foresight, ladder rear sight and steel butt plate. Its loading and 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. Sn 15790
£0.00

MINT BORE, Victorian British Martini Henry .577x 450 Obsolete Calibre MK II, Short Lever Service Rifle With Mark 1 Trigger. Sn 15786 - 15786
This is an excellent MK II Martini Henry .577x 450, MK I converted to MK II, Short Lever Service Rifle. It has excellent all original woodwork. The metal work is undamaged, has Birmingham proof marks and excellent blue finish throughout. It also has numbers ‘52’, ‘1184’, and ‘588’ stamped on the metal work and small inspection marks (illustrated). There is no manufacturer’s name or dates on this rifle. It has a 33” barrel and is 49 ½” overall length. The rifled bore is near mint, clean with crisp rifling and the weapon cocks and dry fires perfectly. It is complete with original steel cleaning rod, sling swivels & bayonet lug. It has smooth steel butt plate and MK 1 grooved trigger. It has flip up ladder sight and block & blade fore sight. 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 15786
£1,275.00

SOLD SOLD (17/12) Georgian British Enfield Tower Brown Bess India Pattern .750” Musket Bore Flintlock Musket To The 98th Regiment Of Foot (Prince Of Wales Regiment) & Socket Bayonet. Sn 15744 - 15744
A very good, original India Pattern Enfield Tower, Brown Bess flintlock musket. It measures 55” overall length with a 39” round steel barrel which has proof/ inspection marks at the breech. The smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel has a block fore sight. It has its original lock plate which is crisply marked ’Tower’ (Enfield) Crown ‘GR’ (George Rex). It has its original walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use, iron ramrod, sling swivels and brass furniture including butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang, fore end block and ram rod mounts. The cocking and firing mechanism work as they should. The butt plate tang is inscribed ‘98’ to the 98th Regiment Of Foot (the 98th (Prince of Wales) Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army. It was originally raised in 1824 as the 98th Regiment of Foot, before assuming the title of the 98th (Prince of Wales) Regiment of Foot in 1876. Later, in 1881, following the Childers Reforms of the British Army, the regiment was amalgamated with the 64th Regiment of Foot to become the Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire) Regiment). The metal work has even patina throughout. The musket comes with an original Brown Bess pattern socket bayonet. The triangular blade is 16 ½” in length and it measures 21” overall. The blade has small indistinct inspection marks which can be seen inset in image 2. The price for this historic piece includes UK delivery. N.B As an antique musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK as part of a collection or display. Sn 15744
£0.00

Victorian British Hollis & Sheath Birmingham Makers To Her Majesty’s War Department Enfield Volunteer’s Private Purchase, 2 Band .577 Calibre Percussion Rifle With Nipple Protector & Chain . Sn 15682 - 15682
Hollis & Sheath were English, Birmingham based Gunmakers with premises at Weaman Row & 49 Whittall Street between 1849 to 1861 when the Business succeeded to Isaac Hollis & Sons (see page 251 of British Gunmakers Vol.2 by Brown). Hollis & Sheath also made military weapons for the British Board Of Ordnance. This is an excellent, original British Volunteer’s private purchase 2-band Percussion Rifle in .577" calibre. The action plate is signed ‘Hollis & Sheath Makers To Her Majesty’s War Department’. It has all original walnut stock with steel butt plate, steel fore end block, bayonet bar, trigger guard with extended tang and sling swivels. The rifle also has its original steel ramrod, ladder rear sight, block and blade fore sight and nipple protector with chain. The barrel’s bore is clean and the rifling well defined. The barrel is stamped with proof / inspection marks. The metal work has excellent blue finish. Total length is 49” with a 33" barrel. The cocking & firing action works perfectly. NB This is an antique percussion 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 15682
£1,200.00

MASSIVE, C1800 Indian Match Lock 20 Bore Musket With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 15728 - 15728
The matchlock was the first mechanism, or "lock" invented to facilitate the firing of a hand-held firearm. This design removed the need to lower by hand a lit match into the weapon's flash pan and made it possible to have both hands free to keep a firm grip on the weapon at the moment of firing, and, more importantly, to keep both eyes on the target. This is a C 1800 Indian matchlock musket. It has a massive 44” long 20 bore octagonal barrel and measures 5 feet overall length. The smooth bore has residue and staining to be expected. It has a wood stock and the metalwork has hand tooled decoration and brass fittings. It has a bead fore sight and block with notch rear sight. It has a metal press trigger on the underside of the stock which correctly moves the 'match holder' to the metal powder pan which has a swivel cover (illustrated inset in image 2). The musket is fitted with a steel sling ring. The wood and metal have the wear and patina to be expected of a native Indian weapon of its age. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique matchlock musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK. Sn 15728
£425.00

C1930 English Holland & Holland Novelty, Ornate, Nickel Plated Metal Hip Flask In The Form Of A Rifle / Shotgun Shoulder Stock Numbered 94923 With Screw Top Lid. Sn 15730 - 15730
Founded in 1876 when the English Gunsmiths Harris Holland & Henry William Holland joined forces, Holland & Holland have been at the pinnacle of British gun making. This is an unusual nickel plated drinking hip flask by Holland & Holland made sometime in the 1930’s. It measures 8” overall length with ball screw top lid attached and the butt of the ‘stock’ is 3” width x 1 ¼” depth. The neck of the flask is marked by the maker Holland & Holland (illustrated in image 2). The flask has ornate embossed foliate decoration and chequered panels as would be found on rifle and shotgun stocks. One side of the flask has a lozenge shaped mark and the reverse has a panel with ‘No. 94923’ both of which can also be seen in image 2. The price for this interesting novelty flask by a famous firearms manufacturer includes UK delivery. Sn 15730.
£295.00

SOLD SOLD (14/12) Victorian 1865 Dated British WD LA Co (London Armoury Company) Snider .577 Calibre 3 Band Rifle. Sn 15687 - 15687
This is an original British .577 Snider Patent MK III 2 band rifle by LA Co (The London Armoury Company). The Snider action was introduced to British service in the mid 1800’s and muzzle loading Enfield Carbines were converted to allow the use of the .577 calibre brass cartridge. They remained in use until the Martini Henry was introduced. This Snider rifle has a 35 ½” round steel barrel with clean bore and crisp rifling. The barrel has inspection / proof marks. The metal work has even patina throughout. It has a brass butt plate, fore end block & trigger guard. The original wood is undamaged with just light bumps and bruises to be expected. The wood has a crisp WD roundel. The action plate is marked ’LA Co’ together with ‘1865’ date & crisp Crown VR mark (Victoria Regina). The breech has proof/ WD inspection marks together with ‘Snider Patent’. The breech has a steel cover correctly without locking catch. The action is strong and works as it should. It has sling swivels, cleaning rod, fixed foresight and adjustable rear ladder sight. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique, obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15687
£0.00
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