Items: 0 Price: £0    
view cart

Antique Rifles and Long Guns

 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  Next Page 1 of 18

MINT BORE, WW1 Era Austrian Kropatschek-Steyr Model 1886 Portuguese Contract Tube Magazine Bolt Action 9.5x60R Obsolete Calibre Rifle & Sling. Sn 17099:12 - 17099:12
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 an 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 breech is stamped with ‘Crown L.I’ (Luiz I Portugal)'. The metal is also stamped 'M 1886’. The rifle is serial number ‘QQ167’ which is stamped on the breech, barrel and wood. The bolt is numbered ‘K619’. It is complete with cleaning rod, steel butt plate, sling swivels fitted with leather sling, 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 17099:12
£975.00

1886 Imperial German Army Erfurt Arsenal Model 1871/84 11mm Obsolete Calibre Tube Magazine Bolt Action Rifle. Sn 17099:10 - 17099:10
The 11mm Mauser Model 1871/84 Rifle with tube magazine was adopted as the Infanterie-Gewehr 71/84. The rifle was designed and manufactured by Paul Mauser and Wilhelm Mauser of the Mauser Arms Company. It was issued to Infantry & Mounted Infantry Regiments. This is a good original example of the Mauser M1871/84. Its all original woodwork has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The metalwork is undamaged with patina and staining consistent with age and service use. It has a flip up ladder rear sight, block & blade foresight, bayonet lug, steel butt plate and sling swivels. The barrel’s rifled bore has staining and residue consistent with age & use. The breech is marked 'Erfurt' with Crown & Imperial proof/ inspection marks together with 1886 date. The barrel and breech are numbered ‘4325’. The breech is also marked with model designation ‘I.G. Mod 71/84’. The bolt is numbered ‘3744’. The bolt action and firing mechanism work as they 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 17099:10 *** NB 1871 /84 rifle bayonets are available separately on our website. Illustrated in image 3 is our 1871 / 84 bayonet stock number Sn 17099:11 which snugly fits this rifle. The bayonet is not included but is available separately***.
£895.00

VERY RARE, MINT BORE, MUSEUM QUALITY, 1841 French Military Chatellerault Arsenal Muzzle Loading 8 Bore Percussion Jaeger Rifle. Sn 17076 - 17076
This is a very rare to find, large calibre, heavy, French percussion Rifle. We cannot find an exact match to this rifle but it is similar in form to other Jaegar rifles of the era. The rifle is in superb museum quality. All metal and Walnut full stock are original and excellent. The wood is impressed with Arsenal roundel (illustrated). It has a heavy military percussion crank hammer and the action plate is crisply signed with French Chatellerault Arsenal detail & inspection mark. It's 8 Bore, 32" barrel (52” overall) has a has a near mint bore, clean and bright with crisp 8 groove, very slow twist rifling. The barrel is dated 1841 and has arsenal ‘MR’ & other inspection marks (all illustrated). It has its original heavy steel ramrod & sling swivels. The rifle also has a steel fore end block, steel trigger guard with spur, barrel band, butt plate with spur, blade fore sight and unusual , one standing, one folding 3 peep-hole rear sight graduated to 600 metres. The rifle is very heavy weighing in at 5.5 Kg. The rifle cocks & dry fires as it 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 part of a collection or display. Sn 17076
£2,200.00

**RARE, MUSEUM QUALITY, ALL MATCHING NUMBERS INCLUDING BOLT, MINT BORE, C1873 British Kynoch Gun Factory converted 11mm / .43 Mauser Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre French Military Chassepot Model 1873 (M1866) Rifle. Sn 17063 - 17063
This is a British Kynoch Gun Factory converted French Military Chassepot M1866 rifle. After France's defeat in the Franco-Prussian War of 1871, the French government attributed a large portion of blame for the their loss on the Chassepot rifle's poor reliability on the battlefield. At this time the Chassepot utilised the needle fire system, French officials were convinced of the need to adopt a metallic cartridge centre fire system. In 1873, France awarded a contracted to the Kynoch Gun Factory, Aston here in the UK to modify and converted their remaining Chassepot rifles for centre fire. These modified rifles were designated the Chassepot Model 1873 rifle and can be identified by the markings on the barrel and receiver. In 1874 the French adopted the Gras Model 1874 rifle, although Kynoch continued reworking the Chassepot's until the late 1870s. During WWI many of these converted Chassepots were put back into service. It has a 32” barrel with a near mint bore, clean & bright with crisp rifling. It has steel furniture with all original finish which is in Museum display condition. It has the correct Kynoch Aston factory & calibre markings (all illustrated). The original stock is walnut and is in similar splendid condition. The bolt action loading and firing mechanisms work correctly. The barrel, bolt and bayonet slide have all matching numbers ‘11998’. It is fitted with sling swivels, cleaning rod, ladder rear sight and block & blade fore sight. The price for this rare piece includes UK delivery. N.B. 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 17063
£1,395.00

**MUSEUM QUALITY, MINT BORE, VERY RARE** 1863 Kammerlader Model 1851 Swedish Navy Pivoting Breech 18 Bore Percussion Rifle. Sn 17078 - 17078
These rifles adopted by the Swedish Navy in 1851 were produced by P. J. Malherbe in Belgium and in Sweden by Carl Gustaf Stads Gevärsfaktori. The rifles used a pivoting chamber breech design and had a percussion cap ignition system. The chamber pivots upwards from the front for reloading. The kammerlader was designed to use paper cartridges — a pre-measured amount of gunpowder and a lead bullet wrapped in paper — both to speed up and simplify loading the weapon. Our example has the correct pivoting breech which is raised by operating a steel lever on the side of the action. The chamber is then ready for loading and a percussion cap is placed on the nipple which is presented on the underside of the chamber. The lever is then used to re-seat the chamber ready for firing. The ringed hammer on the underside of the action is then cocked and the weapon is fired by depression of the separate trigger in the conventional way. The metal work and Walnut stock with figured cheek piece are in splendid condition suitable for Museum display. It has a 26 ¾” barrel with a near mint, bore, clean & bright with deep cut, 6 groove rifling and measures 49” overall. It has a brass butt plate, brass barrel bands, blade foresight & 'notched plate' rear sight. The barrel has Carl Gustaff ‘Crown C’ mark & other factory inspectors marks (illustrated). The wood, barrel bands, butt plate, breech cover, action tang, action block, breech lever & hammer guard are numbered ‘7’. Two screws are numbered ‘6’. The wood has inspection marks and is dated ‘1863’. The pivoting breech and firing mechanisms work correctly. The price for this rare piece of Firearms history 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 17078
£1,750.00

**MUSEUM QUALITY** Officer's Private Purchase ‘Ideal MH 1894’ Martini Henry MK II, .577x .450, Short Lever Military Rifle By Mac Gibbon Glasgow For P.Webley & Son Birmingham With Multi Groove Rifling. Sn 17068 - 17068
This is an excellent Officer's private Purchase MK II .577x .450, Martini Henry, Service Rifle. It is all original & is museum quality condition. It has a stippled butt plate, cleaning rod, bayonet lug, sling swivels & MK 1 grooved trigger. It has all original woodwork in superb condition. The steel barrel is clean and it has crisp Multi Groove rifling, sharp and well defined. All wood furniture and metal are undamaged. The short lever action works correctly and is fully functional. The top of the barrel and breech are crisply engraved ' THE IDEAL M.H. 1894' and 'MADE EXPRESSLY FOR P.WEBLEY & SON BIRMINGHAM, A. MAC GIBBON GLASGOW'. The rifle has proof marks and bears the Webey winged bullet logo. The action and barrel have matching numbers ‘C669’ together with inspection marks. 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. The price for this excellent Private Purchase rifle includes UK delivery. Sn 17068
£1,275.00

Victorian Officer's Private Purchase Braendlin Armoury Martini Henry Patents MK I/ II Pattern .577x .450 Short Lever Rifle Stock By Chas Golden Bradford Yorkshire & Retailed By Carr Brothers Huddersfield. Sn 17065 - 17065
The Braendlin Armoury, was at one time arguably the largest British commercial manufacturer of Martinis with many of the high-end sporters and volunteer rifles of the era. Victorian British Officers & Militia Units regularly purchased their own Martini Henry Rifles. These Rifles were manufactured under Enfield contracts to the same specification as their Military counterparts and sold into the retail market for private purchase. This is an excellent, original, Victorian private purchase, MK I / II .577x .45 Martini Henry, short lever Rifle. It has its original, cleaning rod, block and blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, MK 1 grooved trigger, bayonet bar & single sling swivel. It has all original undamaged woodwork throughout which has an attractive Tiger stripe hue. The steel barrel's bore is clean with sharp, well defined Henry patent rifling. The barrel is marked with Henry’s Patent (illustrated) and has proof marks. The Martini Patent marked action works as it should. The action is also marked with the Braendlin Armoury, ‘crossed flags/B’ device & numbered ‘10728’. The underside of the stock is impressed with the word ‘Golden’ most likely the supplier of the wood furniture Chas (Charles) Golden a Yorkshire based gunsmith with premises at 10 Cheapside, Bradford between 1864-C1870, 10 Cheapside C1874-C1883, Market Street C1866, 53 Tyrrell Street C1890-C1897 and was finally recorded at 7 Northgate C1901 (see page 227 of the book British Gunmakers Vol.2 by Brown). Also is the name ‘Carr Bros Huddersfield’ most likely the original retailer of this rifle. The underside of the stock is impressed ‘D’ & inlaid with void German Silver disc. 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. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17065
£1,275.00

**SOLD**SOLD**08/01**ALL MATCHING NUMBERS, 1907 Liege Francotte’s Patent Martini Action .32 Long Round Obsolete Calibre Australian Government WD Cadet Force Rifle With British BSA Made Barrel. Sn 17037 - 17037
The Francotte Company was founded in 1810 and was most active between 1860 and 1914. It had premises at Rue Mont Saint Martin 61, in Liege. The Company made weapons based on other manufacturer’s designs. The Francotte house manufactured a number of rifles shotguns based on the Martini system and supplied them to a number of Countries armed forces. This is a Francotte Patent Martini Action obsolete calibre Cadet Rifle With Australian WD Markings. These Rifles were used as training rifles for Military cadets. It has a block & blade foresight & adjustable ladder rear sight. The steel barrel's bore is clean with sharp and well defined rifling. The barrel is dated 1907 and has BSA manufacturer detail (illustrated) it has a crisp martini action which works as it should. It has all original wood furniture and metal work & has a steel butt plate. The fore stock is excellent but the shoulder stock has an old stable contemporary repair to the wrist. The length of the shoulder stock has been increased at some point in its life by addition of a wooden blockwhich has a wood butt plate secured by pins. The left side plate is crisply stamped ‘Victorian Government’ (Australia) and with Victorian Queen’s Crown together with ‘Francotte Patent’ roundel above number ‘54142’. The action bears serial number ‘4007’ which is repeated on top of the barrel and on the shoulder stock. The stock also has Queen’s crown & WD arrow mark. The stock is crisply stamped on one side ‘Western Australia Government’ and with Victorian Queen’s Crown. 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. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 17037
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 17/01) VERY RARE, MINT BORE, 1879 British WD Enfield Martini Henry .577x .450 Obsolete Calibre 'I.C.1.' (1st Issue Pattern Carbine MK 1). Sn 17036 - 17036
This is a very good & very rare to find, MK 1, 1st issue, 1879 dated .577x .450, Enfield made, Martini Henry, Carbine. It is ordnance / WD stamped and has all original woodwork which has the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The underside of the shoulder stock has a secure contemporary repair near to the butt plate secured by a heavy screw. The metal has even patina throughout. It has adjustable flip up rear sight & winged blade fore sight. It has its original steel butt plate, bayonet lug, MK 1 grooved trigger & cleaning rod. The stock is stamped with a crisp Enfield WD roundel and ‘21’ & ‘22’ marks. The 20 5/8” steel barrel's rifled bore is near mint, clean & bright with crisp rifling. The carbine measures 38” overall length. The action works correctly and is fully functional. It is stamped on the right side of the action, VR (Victoria Regina) Enfield, dated '1879' and has the correct designation stamp 'I.C.1.' (1st Issue Pattern Carbine MK 1) together with crown arrow mark. The breech and barrel have inspection marks. 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. The price for this rare to find 1st issue pattern MK1 Carbine includes UK delivery. Sn 17036
£0.00

SOLD SOLD C1900 George James Smithson Doncaster Yorkshire .300 Sherwood Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Break Action Side Lever Rook Rifle With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 17035 - 17035
George James Smithson was an English Doncaster based gunmaker recorded as having premises at 10 Scot Lane C1894-97 and 6 Scot Lane C1901-17 (see page 336 of British Gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown). This is a very good Rook rifle by Smithson. The bore of the 22 ¼” blued octagonal barrel has crisp rifling and just staining consistent with age (38” overall length). The top of the barrel is signed 'G.J Smithson Doncaster'. It has excellent all original Walnut woodwork with chequered panel fore stock, chequered panel pistol grip and steel butt plate. The underside of the stock has a void German Silver escutcheon. It has leaf rear sights with silvered aiming lines and blade fore sight. The side lever break action loading & firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. 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. Sn 17035
£0.00
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  Next Page 1 of 18