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**RARE**American Civil War Era Providence Tool Company, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, Peabody’s 1862 Patent (Model 1862 Army) .45 Peabody Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Breech Loading Carbine. Sn 18188 - 18188
The Peabody action was an early form of breechloading firearm action, where the heavy breechblock tilted downwards across a bolt mounted in the rear of the breechblock, operated by a lever under the rifle. The Peabody action most often used an external hammer to fire the cartridge. The Peabody action was developed by Henry O. Peabody from Boston, Massachusetts, and was first patented on July 22, 1862. Peabody carbines and rifles were made by the Providence Tool Company, Providence, Rhode Island & Sharps & Hankins. Our example by Providence Tool Co is in very good condition. The weapon is 40” overall length. By operating the under lever, the breech plates falls to allow loading of a cartridge. The weapon has a 21” long, blued barrel. The barrel’s bore has staining and residue consistent with age & use & crisp rifling. The metal work has even patina. It has a blade foresight and ‘v’ notch block rear sight. The left side of the frame is crisply stamped with manufacturer and patent detail (illustrated in image 2). There is no visible serial number on the carbine. The all original wood work is undamaged with just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The butt plate is steel and it has single sling swivels. The loading and firing actions work crisply. The price for this rare carbine includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18188
£1,575.00

C1865 English W. Barratt Burton On Trent 12 Bore Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre, Double Damascus Barrels, Under Lever Break Action Shotgun. Sn 18189 - 18189
The English Gunsmith William Butler Barratt is recorded as having premises at 48 High Street, Burton On Trent Staffordshire1849-1854 The Company then became William Butler Barratt & Son 1857-1870 (see page 165 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol 2). This is an excellent pin fire double barrel shotgun by W. Barratt of Burton On Trent. The underside of the stock has an inlaid void German silver disc. It has an under lever break action and has original Walnut furniture with finely chequered wrist and fore stock. The shotgun with double 30”, Damascus steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. The action plates are signed ‘W. Barratt’ within foliate engraved decoration & game dogs. The top of the barrel rib is marked ‘Burton On Trent’. 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 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 18189
£695.00

**RARE**UNUSUAL**C1850 Italian Piemontese Type Large 17mm Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Cavalry Carbine With Regiment Marks ‘St’ Inspection Marks, Brass Furniture, Saddle Ring & Steel Ram Rod. Sn 18168:19 - 18168:19
This is an original C1850 Italian form 17mm Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Cavalry Carbine similar to the 17mm Piemontese Service Rifle With Brass Furniture, Saddle Ring & Steel Ram Rod. Large calibre weapons were favoured by the Italian Military. Outside our carbine & Piemontese muskets were similar to British Enfields but ours has an unusual lock (illustrated) and sight configuration consisting of block with blade fore sight located in the middle of the 18” round steel barrel (illustrated) and grooved action rear sight. It has all original undamaged heavy wood full stock with figured cheek piece, brass butt plate, fore end block, barrel band and trigger guard with extended tang. The butt plate and brass stock plate have Regiment marks (unknown illustrated). The trigger guard, stock plate and action plate are marked ‘St’ (illustrated unknown). It has a heavy military percussion hammer. The carbine measures 34” overall length. The barrel’s large 17mm bore has just staining consistent with age and use and deep cut rifling. The carbine has its original steel ramrod & steel saddle ring. The weapon cocks & dry fires crisply. The price for this rare, unusual cavalry carbine worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion Carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18168:19
£975.00

Kropatschek-Steyr Model 1886 Portuguese Military Contract Tube Magazine Bolt Action 8x60mm Obsolete Calibre Rifle. Sn 18196:10 - 18196:10
An excellent example of a Portuguese contract Kropatschek Steyr Model 1886 rifle made by Steyr. It measures 52" overall with a 31 ½” barrel. It has an internal, 8 shot tubular magazine and its loading and firing actions are crisp. It has a clean bore with crisp rifling. It has all original woodwork which has just the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. Both sides of the shoulder stock have ink roundels which are faint and indistinct but are no doubt, 1 containing the Steyr 1886 manufacturer & model detail, the second with 'Royal Cypher Luiz I' found on other Portuguese Military Contract rifles. The breech is stamped 'OeWFG Steyr 1886’ & ‘M1886'. The wood, barrel and breech are numbered ‘RR159’ the bolt is numbered ‘R433’. It has a block & blade fore sight, adjustable ladder rear sight, bayonet block, cleaning rod, sling swivels and steel butt plate. 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 part of a collection or display. Sn 18196:10
£895.00

**MINT BORE**1883 & 1884 Dated Dutch Model 1871/88 Beaumont Vitali 11.3x50R Obsolete Calibre Bolt Action Rifle With Box Magazine. Sn 18196:9 - 18196:9
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. This example is in excellent condition. It has original wood furniture which has just the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected of a service rifle of its age. The stock is stamped with a roundel containing a large ‘W’ and ‘1884’ date together with other indistinct characters. The metal work has even patina. The barrel length is 33” and it measures 52” overall. The breech, barrel, butt plate tang and bolt have several un-matching numbers and small inspection marks. The barrel is date stamped ‘1883’. It has an adjustable rear sight, block & blade foresight, safety catch, sling swivels, cleaning rod & correct magazine. The bore is near mint, clean and bright with crisp rifling. The loading & firing actions are crisp. 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 18196:9
£895.00

**MINT BORE**MATCHING NUMBERS**Swiss Military Vetterli M1869 / 71 10.4 mm Obsolete Calibre Bolt Action Rifle By Keller Aarau. Sn 18196:7 - 18196:7
The Vetterli rifles were a series of Swiss army service rifles in use from 1869 to circa 1890, when they were replaced with Schmidt-Rubin rifles. Modified Vetterli rifles were also used by the Italian Army. The Swiss Vetterli rifles combined the American M1866 Winchester rifle's tubular magazine and a bolt system derived from the German Dreyse. Due to the Swiss Federal Council's early 1866 decision to equip the army with a breech loading repeating rifle, the Vetterli rifles were, at the time of their introduction, the most advanced military rifles in Europe. This is an excellent M1869 / 74 Vetterli bolt action rifle in 10.4mm UK obsolete calibre.The metal work has even patina. It has all original, wood furniture with chequed grip panel on the fore stock. The woood has knocks bumps abnd bruises to be expected with age and one side of the shoulder stock has a few blemishes which can be seen in the images. The stock is stamped with military ‘Swiss Cross’ mark. The action is signed by the maker Keller Aarau and stamped 'M78 Waffenfabrik Bern' together with model designation ‘M78’ and serial number ‘91219’ which is repeated on the barrel and underside of the action. The bolt has un-matching number. It has an adjustable rear sight, block & blade foresight, sling swivels, steel butt plate and original cleaning rod. The rifle is 51” overall length with a 33” barrel. The barrel’s bore is near mint, clean & bright with crisp rifling. The loading & firing actions are crisp. 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 18196:7
£845.00

**ALL MATCHING NUMBERS INCLUDING BOLT**1872 French Military Chassepot Model 1866 Needle Fire Rifle Converted To 11 x 59.5 mm Obsolete Calibre Model 1866 / 74 Gras Rifle & Sling. Sn 18196:4 - 18196:4
This is an early breech loading French military rifle. Originally a model 1866 Chassepot needle fire rifle used during the Franco-Prussian War it was decided to extend their service life by converting them to fire the 11 x 59.5 mm brass cartridge using the Gras bolt system. It has a 32” barrel and measures 51” overall. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has steel furniture. The original wood stock has just bumps, knocks and bruises to be expected with age and use. The bolt action loading and firing mechanisms work correctly. It is fitted with sling swivels, later leather sling, steel butt plate, cleaning rod, bayonet slide, ladder rear sight and block & blade fore sight. The rifle has all matching numbers ‘8324’ on the wood, barrel, bayonet slide & bolt. The stock is impresed with 1872 roundel. The price 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 18196:4
£895.00

**SUPERB**MINT BORE**ALL MATCHING NUMBERS INCLUDING BOLT**, Swiss Military Schmidt-Rubin Model 1889 7.5 x 53.5 mm Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre Straight Pull Rifle With Removable Swiss Military Brass & Steel Fore Sight / Muzzle Protector Cap. Sn 18196:3 - 18196:3
In 1882 Eduard Rubin began testing the first small-calibre copper-jacketed bullet which could successfully withstand high velocities. In 1885, this round was combined with Rudolf Schmidt's first straight-pull action resulting in the Swiss, Schmidt-Rubin Model 1889 7.5 x 53.5 mm Rifle. This is a superb example with excellent wood and metal work throughout. It measures 51 ½” overall with a 31" barrel. The bore is near mint, clean and bright with crisp rifling. The stock & metal are stamped with Swiss Military marks (illustrated). The breech housing, barrel, bolt, butt plate and magazine are stamped with matching serial numbers '95104 / 104'. It is complete with bayonet bar, sling swivels, adjustable rear sight, block & blade fore sight & removable brass & steel fore sight / muzzle protector cap. The brass is stamped with Swiss Cross Military mark. Its cocking and firing actions work crisply. 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 18196:3
£975.00

Victorian 1863 British Officer’s Private Purchase LA Co (London Armoury Company) Snider .577 Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre 3 Band Rifle Trigger Guard Engraved To B.W. Wild With Nipple Protector & Chain. Sn 18309 - 18309
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 is an original British Officer’s Private Purchase .577 Snider Patent 3 band rifle by LA Co (The London Armoury Company) in superb condition. This Snider rifle has a 36 ½” round steel barrel with near mint bore, clean & bright with crisp rifling. The barrel has been professionally re-blued to a high standard at some point in its life & has inspection / proof marks. The metal work has even patina throughout. It has a brass butt plate, fore end block & trigger guard which has period engraved name ‘B.W. Wild’ most likely the name of the British officer who owned this rifle. The trigger guard tang is also stamped ‘H.B.R’ most likely a factory inspector’s mark. The original wood is undamaged with just bumps, knocks and bruises to be expected. The wood has a crisp 1869 LA Co roundel. The action plate is marked ’LA Co’ together with ‘1863’ date & crisp Crown VR mark (Victoria Regina). The breech has proof/ inspection marks together with ‘Snider Patent’ marks. The breech has a steel cover correctly with locking catch. The action is strong and works as it should. It has brass chain with nipple protector, sling swivels, cleaning rod, fixed foresight and adjustable rear ladder sight. The price for this excellent piece 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 18309
£1,575.00

Dutch Beaumont Model 1871 11x52R Beaumont Obsolete Calibre Single Shot Bolt Action Carbine By P. Stevens Maastricht. Sn 18196:1 - 18196:1
The Beaumont is a turning bolt action rifle who's major distinctive feature is the arrangement of the mainspring which is housed inside the large, hollow, bulbous two-piece bolt handle. The rifle was designed by a Dutch engineer from Maastricht, from whom it gets is name. Apparently inspired by the French Chasspot, forerunner to the M1874 French Gras & similar to its early single shot bolt rifle contemporaries such as the German M1871Mauser. The rifle chambers the UK obsolete calibre11x52R Beaumont cartridge. P. Stevens of Maastricht was contracted to produce the majority of Beaumont rifles. This carbine variant example is in excellent condition. It has original undamaged wood furniture. The metal work in the white is clean and undamaged. The barrel length is 19 ¾” and it measures 38 ¾” overall. The rifle has numbers ‘451’ on the breech and bolt and other un-matching numbers. The barrel has inspection marks and ‘1871’ model designation. The breech is stamped by the maker ‘P. Stevens Maastricht’. It has an adjustable rear sight, block & blade foresight, sling swivels, cleaning rod & steel butt plate. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. The loading & firing actions work crisply. 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 part of a collection or display. Sn 18196:1
£1,250.00
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