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**LARGEST SHOULDER FIRED SHOTGUN CALIBRE, MINT** C1860, John Forrest Kelso (Roxburghshire Scottish Borders) 3 Bore Percussion Muzzle Loading Wildfowling Gun With Walnut Stock & Ramrod. Sn 16996 - 16996
John Forrest (1797-1869) was born in Jedburgh, the youngest of three sons of blacksmith William Forrest and Ann Wood. In 1809, John’s eldest brother, George, helped their father to set up a gunsmith’s business in Jedburgh and George’s sons became gunsmiths in their turn. The Forrest family are recorded at 7 Abbey Place, Jedburgh Roxburgh C1874-1901 & 35 Square Kelso Roxburgh C1890. The Forrest business continued in the kelso area until the 1970’s when it was taken over by Dickson’s of Edinburgh (see page 220 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This is a massive percussion wildfowling gun made C1860 by J. Forrest Kelso. This size of gun is the largest shoulder fired shotgun calibre made (3 Bore & 1.58 metres overall length). It has a 1.12 metres brown wash, round steel barrel stepped to octagonal. Its clean bore is clean & bright . It has walnut stock with chequered wrist & large polished horn fore stock cap. The wood and metal are superb, near mint. The stock has a steel butt plate. The action plate is signed ‘J. Forrest Kelso’ It has a heavy steel Dolphin hammer. The barrel has a small brass bead foresight. The piece is complete with its original wood ramrod with brass and wood end cap and brass tip which unscrews to reveal a steel worm. Its cocking & firing actions work perfectly. The price for this massive fowling piece which weighs a heavy 9.440 Kgs (20.81 lbs) includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of collection or display. Sn 16996

**SOLD**SOLD**28/.11**1902 Winchester Model 1894 .32-40 Obsolete Calibre Lever Action Rifle With Full Length Tube Magazine. Sn 16968 - 16968
This is an excellent, increasingly hard to find Winchester Model 1894 lever action Rifle in obsolete calibre .32-40. It has all original undamaged woodwork, original finish on the metalwork and cocks and dry fires as it should. The bore of its 26” round steel rifled barrel is clean with crisp rifling. The barrel is stamped '32-40' (calibre) and the stock strap 'Model 1894’ with Winchester name & Trade mark detail. The top of the barrel is stamped ‘Made By The Winchester Repeating Firearms Company’ together with the company address and patent detail. The underside of the frame is stamped with number '234908' which dates its manufacture to 1902. It has a full length tube magazine, steel butt plate, 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 16968

Victorian Era British WD & Liege Belgium Marked Snider .577 Obsolete Calibre Cavalry Carbine. Sn 16937 - 16937
This is a very good original British WD & Liege marked .577 Snider Cavalry Carbine. The Snider action was introduced to British service in 1866 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 BSA & carbine has a 18 ¾” barrel (36 ½” overall). The bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has a brass butt plate and brass trigger guard. The woodwork has just the bumps & bruises to be expected with age & service use. The action plate has no visible date or manufacturer marks. The top of the breech is has a WD broad arrow mark and the barrel has post 1893 Liege ‘ELG’ mark together with other inspection marks (illustrated). The hinged breech has the correct knurled steel breech release catch. The carbine has a block and blade foresight and swivelling 3 leaf rear sight. The action is strong and works as it should. 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 a part of a collection or display. Sn 16937

1899 Swiss Military SJC Neuhausen Steyr Model 1895/ M95 7.53 x 53 Obsolete Calibre Straight Pull Carbine & Sling. Sn 16939 - 16939
The Repeating Rifle Model M1895, better known as the Mannlicher M1895 rifle is a bolt-action rifle, designed by Ferdinand Ritter von Mannlicher. The M1895 is unusual in employing a straight-pull bolt action, as opposed to the more common rotating bolt-handle of other rifles. It was consequently renowned for combining a high rate of fire (around 30–35 rounds per minute) with reliability and sturdiness. This is an original M95 Steyr straight pull bolt carbine. These weapons were used throughout WW1 and into the 1930’s. When the Nazi's came to power many M1895 rifles and carbines were given to Bulgarian Units. The wood furniture of this weapon is all original & has an old stable repair to the wrist. The stock is impressed with military Swiss cross mark. The blued metal work is excellent. The breech is stamped ‘SJC Neuhausen’, has Swiss inspection marks and is dated 1899. It has a sling bar and the stock is holed for sling anchor, steel butt plate, winged fore sight and adjustable rear sight. It cocks and dry fires perfectly. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. The carbine is fitted with leather sling. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this rifle in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16939

American Remington 1864-1874 Patent Rolling Block .43 Obsolete Calibre Saddle Carbine With Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 16941 - 16941
The Remington Rolling Block rifles and carbines were breech-loading weapons produced from the mid-1860s into the early 20th century by E. Remington and Sons (later Remington Arms Company). The actions of these weapons were extremely strong, and could easily withstand the increased pressure of the new smokeless powders coming into use by the late 1880s. This is a very good original Remington rolling block saddle carbine. The metal has blue finish and even patina. The left side of the action has an ‘R’ inspection mark. The action tang is marked with Remington Ilion N.Y USA 1864-74 patent detail (illustrated) . It has a 19” barrel (36” overall). The bore is clean with crisp rifling but there is a small chip to the breech ramp and an extractor is missing. It has an external hammer, steel butt plate, pinched blade fore sight and flip up rear sight. The wood full stock is all original and is undamaged. The wood is impressed with factory inspector’s mark (illustrated). It is fitted with a steel saddle bar & ring. The loading and firing actions work. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this rifle in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16941

**MOORE BARONETCY CONNECTIONS** C1810 Irish Woodward Belfast, 2 Bore, Brass Barrelled Percussion Blunderbuss Converted From Flintlock With Integral Folding Bayonet, County Antrim Registration Mark & Inlaid Brass Stock Plate Attributed To Capt Moore - 16940
THE MOORE BARONETCY, OF MOORE LODGE, COUNTY ANTRIM, WAS CREATED IN 1932 FOR THE RT HON SIR WILLIAM MOORE, SECOND LORD CHIEF JUSTICE OF NORTHERN IRELAND. JAMES MOORE migrated from Cumberland in the reign of JAMES I and settled at Ballynacree More, parish of Ballymoney, County Antrim. The third son, SAMSON MOORE, of Rosnashane attained the rank of Captain in the Finvoy Yeomanry. Captain Moore died in 1832. His great Grandson, DR WILLIAM MOORE JP (1826-1901), of Moore Lodge, County Antrim, was High Sheriff of County Antrim, 1890, President of the King and Queen's College of Physicians in Ireland, 1883-84, King's Professor of Medicine, Trinity College, Dublin & Physician-in-Ordinary to the Queen in Ireland. This is an excellent percussion converted from flintlock Blunderbuss attributed to Captain Samson Moore and his family. It is 30” overall (with bayonet closed) with a 14” long brass cannon barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech and flared muzzle. The muzzle opening diameter is 34 mm (approx. 2 bore). It has a Dolphin hammer, nipple and drum conversion, original undamaged Walnut stock and brass mounts including butt plate with extended tang. The stock is inlaid with a large brass plate inscribed ‘ This weapon originally fitted with flintlock was the property of Samson Moore of Rosnashane a Captain in the Finvoy and Rasharkin Yeomanry about 1810 and was purchased by his great Grandson William Moore of Moore Lodge From The Reps of John O’Neill of Knockans 1901’. The trigger guard has an acanthus bud finial. The ram rod mounts are brass. The steel lock plate is signed ‘Woodward’. The top of the barrel is marked ‘Belfast’ and has crisp black powder proof marks. The butt plate has the Irish County Antrim Registration mark ‘A-N 635’ (The Irish Registration Act was passed in 1843 and lasted only a short while, until August 1846. There were 39 districts (34 counties, 4 boroughs and Dublin City) each with its own two letter prefix followed by a number). It has its original wood ramrod with horn cap and steel worm. The blunderbuss has its original integral folding bayonet mounted on top of the barrel which is retained by a spring clip at the muzzle end & sliding catch at the breech. The spring clips works correctly and the 10 ½” triangular shaped blade tapers to a pin sharp point. The weapon’s cocking & firing actions work as they should. The price for this quality Blunderbuss with connections to the Moore Baronetcy & worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a private collection or display. Sn 16940

Framed Display Board With Original Victorian Trade Labels Of The Prestigious Gunmakers James Purdey & Sons London & Later Images Of The company Premises. Sn 16851 - 16851
James Purdey founded James Purdey & Sons Limited in London, England in 1814, locating his business on Princes Street. Prior to starting out on his own, Purdey worked as head stocker for Joseph Manton, the foremost gunmaker of his time. In 1826 the company moved from the Princes Street location to Manton's former premises in Oxford Street. The founder's son, James Purdey the Younger, took over the running of the company from his father in 1858. James the Younger saw rapid change in the development and design of guns and rifles during his lifetime, essentially moving from muzzle loading flintlocks in the 1820s to breech loading hammerless ejectors by the 1880s. James the Younger was always at the forefront of advances in the design and building of his guns and rifles, and took out several patents for technical innovations over the years. Many of James the Younger's patents were adopted by other gunmakers. In 1882 the company moved from Oxford Street to new premises on the corner of South Audley Street and Mount Street, where the company remains to this day. James Purdey & Sons, specialises in high-end bespoke sporting shotguns and rifles. Purdey holds three Royal Warrants of appointment as gun and rifle makers to the British and other European royal families. The open faced, wood framed display board has original Victorian Purdey trade labels & later images of the Company premises. The trade labels and images are clean and intact & are mounted on a green felt background. The centre of the board has a void brass roundel. The frame measures 16 ½”x 11 ½” x 1 ¼”. The rear of the frame is mounted with cord for wall hanging. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16851

BEST QUALITY, ALL MATCHING, Cased, Victorian Post 1883 English Holland & Holland, London .295 / 300 Calibre, Breech Loading, Break Action Single Shot, Rook Rifle ‘Winner Of All Field Rifle Trials 1883’ Recently Used In Competitions. - 16897
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 a superb .295 / 300 Calibre Rook rifle by Holland & Holland. It has a blued 26” Octagonal barrel with engine turned top. The bore is clean and bright with no sign of staining. The underside of the barrel is numbered 10169 & has black powder proofs. It has a flip up brass ringed foresight, graduated 2 leaf lined rear sight and flip up aperture sight. The sides of the barrel are engraved ‘Holland & Holland, 98 New Bond St. London .295 Semi Smooth Bore’ and ‘Winner Of All The Field Rifle Trials 1883’ (Holland & Holland won all classes in the 1883 rifle trials held by ‘The Field’ magazine and gaining Royal Warrants from the King of Italy and King George V). The action has scroll foliate engraved decoration. The hammer and top lever also have engraved scroll work. The trigger guard tang has matching number 10169. The underside of the fore stock is also numbered 10169. The rifle has a lovely walnut shoulder stock with chequered pistol grip and chequered fore end with polished horn cap. It has a steel butt plate and pistol grip cap. The wrist has an almost invisible old repair which is totally secure and stable (this rifle has recently been used in competitions with this repair in place). The rifle comes with its original leather covered hard case. The inside of the lid has its original Holland & Holland trade labels. The case measures 30 ½”x 7 ½” x 3 ½”. It has a hinged lid with brass lever operated clasp fastener with lock (key absent). It has a leather carry handle. The top of the lid has a void brass roundel. The inside of the case has green felt lined compartments which protect the rifle in its broken down form, with additional compartments for accessories. The main compartment which holds the shoulder stock and action, has a leather retaining strap with buckle to hold it firmly in place. The case contains fitted, holed wooden blocks to hold a individual rounds of ammunition. The case also contains an original empty Eley .300 cartridge box and a white metal ‘Holland & Holland’ marked oil container with screw top lid. The price for this impressive cased Rook rifle by prestigious English Gunsmiths 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 16897

1878 British Enfield Tower 2 Band .577 Snider Calibre Sergeant’s Short Rifle With Sling, British Pattern 1856 Yataghan Bayonet By A&EH & Scabbard. Sn 16805 - 16805
When the breech loading Snider mechanism was introduced in 1866, many Enfield percussion long arms were converted to the new system. Enfield 2-band short rifles were issued to British Army Sergeants. This is an excellent example of the Enfield Tower Snider short rifle. The action plate is stamped With Queens Crown (Victoria) and by the manufacturer 'Tower 1878'. It has excellent all original wood work, steel butt plate, forend block, bayonet bar and trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle also has its original ramrod, ladder rear sight, block and blade fore sight and sling swivels fitted with webbing sling. The barrel has a clean bore, crisp rifling and is stamped with proof marks. Total length is 49" with a 33" barrel. The hinged breech plate with press button release catch is faintly marked with Snider patent & arrow mark. The firing action works perfectly. The rifle comes with an original correct Pattern 1856 Yataghan Bayonet & Scabbard. The bayonet has an undamaged clean yataghan form blade and measures 28" overall. The blade and hilt have inspection marks (illustrated) and the cross guard numbered ‘184’. It's black grips are secure and undamaged. The bayonet's leather scabbard has steel a locket and chape. 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 16805

Quality Maker, Victorian C1850 W. Greener Birmingham .600” Bore Muzzle Loading Sporting / Hunting Rifle With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 16883 - 16883
The famous W.W. (William Wellington) Greener English sporting shotgun and rifle manufacturer was established in 1829 and is still in business, with a fifth generation Greener serving on its board of directors. He produced weapons under the names W. Greener & W.W. Greener. In the mid 1800’s Greener was producing firearms at the St Mary’s Works Birmingham and had Royal appointments with the British Monarchy. This is a sporting rifle by W.Greener. It has an undamaged Walnut stock. The top pf the wrist is inlaid with void shield shaped brass escutcheon. It has a 28” brown wash octagonal barrel . The bore has staining consistent with age and crisp rifling. The rifle measures 45” overall. The action has foliate scrollwork decoration and is crisply marked ‘W. Greener’. The rifle has its original steel ramrod, heavy Dolphin hammer, small brass blade fore sight & brass ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. It has a steel butt plate with extended tang and hinged trap, trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial all decorated with foliate scroll work. The fore end block is steel and the weapon is fitted with sling swivels. The weapon's loading and firing actions work as they should. The price for this rifle by a prestigious maker includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16883
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