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**MINT BORE**WW1 Era Austrian Kropatschek-Steyr Model 1886 Portuguese Contract Tube Magazine Bolt Action 8x56R Calibre Rifle With Steyr Sword Bayonet & Scabbard. Sn 17775:15 - 17775:15
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. In calibre 8x 56R, made by O.E.W.F.G. Steyr. It measures 52" overall with a 32 ¼” barrel. It has an internal, 8 shot tubular magazine and its loading and firing mechanisms work correctly. It has a near mint bore, clean and bright with crisp rifling. It has all original undamaged woodwork which has just light bumpps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The breech is stamped with ‘Crown L.1’ (Luiz I Portugal)'. The breech is also stamped 'OE WFG Steyr 1886’ and ‘M1886’.The action and barrel are stamped with matching numbers ‘S627’. The bolt has Steyr’s combined ‘OEWG’ mark. It is complete with correct sling swivels, block and blade fore sight, graduated ladder rear sight and bayonet lug. The rifle comes with its original Sword Bayonet which has a clean 18 ½” single edged blade with fullers. It’s steel cross guard with muzzle ring is stamped ‘MM186’. Its slab wood grips have the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The blade has the combined ‘OEWG’ Steyr mark. The push button on its steel pommel works correctly. The bayonet has its original steel scabbard with steel frog bar. The frog bar is stamped with Steyr’s OEWG’ mark. The scabbard has no dents. 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 17775:15
£1,100.00

C1870 English Side By Side Double Damascus Barrelled 12 Bore Muzzle Loading Percussion Big Game Rifle. Sn 17675 - 17675
This very good C1870 double hammer percussion double rifle is in English form & is the type used for hunting large game. It has 29” round Damascus steel barrels and is 45 ¾” overall. The rifled barrels are 12 bore and have just staining and residue consistent with age and use. There are no visible external manufacturer marks on the rifle. The underside of the barrels have Victorian black powder proofs. The barrel rib is mounted with a fixed ‘v’ notch plate rear sight and 3 graduated leaf sights with aiming lines. It has a brass post fore sight. The action, Dolphin hammers, action tang & trigger guard with extended tang have quality tooled foliate decoration. The gun has double triggers. The cocking and firing actions are strong. The Walnut stock with figured cheek piece, chequered fore stock panels and wrist are undamaged with just light bumps and bruises to be expected. The fore stock has German silver mounts and there are silver roundel inserts at each breech. The weapon has its original wood ram rod with brass end caps. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK. Sn 17675
£975.00

**VERY RARE** British Board Of Ordnance George III Enfield 1849 Paget Rifled Barrel .700 Calibre Rifled Bore Cavalry Carbine With Attractive Tiger Stripe Stock. A 1059 - A 1059
These carbines were designed by General Henry Paget (1768-1854). See page 141 of British Military firearms 1650-1850 By Blackmore. The flintlock version was adopted by the British Army in 1808 and was the carbine of the English Cavalry until C1830. Percussion Paget Carbines with rifled barrels remained in British Cavalry service during the Victorian era. This is an excellent example of the rare Paget percussion carbine. It has even patina to the metal work throughout. It has a heavy military percussion hammer and the action plate is crisply stamped Crown GR (George Rex) together with inspection mark and ‘Tower’ (Enfield). Its 15 ¾” barrel (31 ¾”overall) has a rifled bore which is clean with crisp rifling. The top of the barrel is stamped with proof/inspection marks. It has the correct under barrel captive swivel ramrod. Its sights consit of a blade fore sight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. The carbine also has brass fore end block, trigger guard with extended tang & butt plate. It has all original wood stock which is stamped with ‘BO arrow’ Board Of Ordnance mark. The stock has an attractive Tiger stripe hue. It cocks & dry fires as it should. The price 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. A 1059
£2,750.00

**QUALITY**C1870 Robert Hughes Universal Firearms Works Birmingham Side By Side Double Damascus Barrelled Muzzle Loading Percussion Rifle/ Shotgun Combination Big Game Gun (12 Smooth Bore/ .577 Calibre Rifled Bore), Irish Reg Mark ‘F173U’ (Fermanagh). - 17674
Robert Hughes was a gun and pistol maker at 22 Moland Street, Birmingham until 1872 and at 100 Moland Street from 1873. He adopted the style 'Universal Firearms Works' in 1868. His guns were well known and he was favoured in the London gun market, known for his high quality Sporting Rifles, typically sold to men traveling to Asia or Africa for big game hunting. This attractive C1870 double hammer percussion Rifle and Shotgun combination gun is the type used for hunting large game. It has 30 ½” round Damascus steel barrels and is 46 ½” overall. The rifled barrel is .577 Calibre and has a good clean bore with sharp rifling. The shotgun barrel is smooth 12 Bore which is also clean. The barrel is faintly signed ‘Robert Hughes Universal Firearms Works Birmingham. One barrel is stamped with Irish registration mark ‘F173U’ indicating that this gun was in Ireland at some point of its Victorian life (the Registration of Firearms (Ireland) Act of 22nd August 1843, provided for the granting of licences to the owners of firearms and required the arms to be marked by the Superintendent of the County Inspector of the Constabulary Force. F U mark was the designation for Fermanagh Ulster). The barrel rib is mounted with a fixed ‘v’ notch plate rear sight graduated to 100 yards and 3 leaf sights with silver aiming lines graduated, 200, 300 & 400 yards. The post from the foresight plate is absent. The action, Dolphin hammers, action tang, trigger guard with extended tang and stock mounts have quality tooled foliate decoration. The gun has double triggers. The cocking and firing actions are strong. The Walnut stock with chequered fore stock panels and steel butt plate is undamaged with just light bumps and bruises to be expected. The underside of the stock has a void inlaid silver disc and it has sling swivel lugs. The weapon has its original wood ram rod with polished horn end cap and brass tip with steel worm. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK. Sn 17674
£995.00

Victorian British Thomas Turner, Birmingham .577 Snider Obsolete Calibre Sporting Shot Gun. Sn 17492 - 17492
This antique shotgun has all original Walnut woodwork throughout with chequered panels at the wrist & fore stock. Its steel action plate is signed by the retailer Thomas Turner, Fisher Street, Birmingham. It has a chequered horn butt plate, brass trigger guard & polished horn fore end block. The breech cover with locking catch is stamped ‘Snider’s patent’. The gun chambers the obsolete calibre .577 Snider round. The shotgun measures 49 ¾” overall with a 30 ¾” barrel. The smooth bore is clean. The chamber is original 577 X 450 and has not been altered. It was the case that in the 1880s shot cartridges were produced for smooth bore 'rifles' for Colonial and Prison use. The barrel is stamped with inspection mark & ‘25’ and has a brass bead fore sight. Its cocking and firing action works as it should. This is an antique, obsolete calibre weapon and no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 17492
£695.00

**MINT BORE**WW1 Era Austrian Steyr Mannlicher Model 1886 11mm Obsolete Calibre Straight Pull Bolt Action Rifle. A 1055 - A 1055
The Repeating Rifle Model 1886 commonly known as Mannlicher Model 1886 was a late 19th-century Austrian straight-pull bolt-action rifle, adopted in 1886. This is a good example. It is 52" overall length with a 32" barrel. The barrel's bore is near mint, clean & bright with crisp rifling. The wood furniture of this weapon has knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use, but all wood is original and intact with no cracks. The metal work is undamaged. The breech is stamped with the combined 'OEWG' (Österreichische Waffenfabriksgesellschaft 'Austrian Arms-Manufacturing Company' Steyr mark. It has bayonet bar, sling swivels, steel butt plate, block and blade fore sight and adjustable rear sight. The weapon’s bolt action and firing mechanism work as they should. 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 part of a collection or display. A 1055
£845.00

RARE, American 1866-1871 Providence Tool Company, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, Peabody’s 1862 Patent .50 Obsolete Calibre Breech Loading Percussion Cavalry Carbine With Saddle Ring. Sn 17641:9 - 17641:9
The Peabody action was an early form of breech loading 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; c. 1866–1871. The total production was, 112,000. Our example is in excellent condition. The weapon is 38 ½” overall length. By operating the under lever, the breech plates falls to allow loading of a cartridge. The weapon has a 20” long, blued barrel. The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. The metal work has even patina. It has a block & blade foresight and flip up rear sight. The left side of the action is crisply stamped with manufacturer and patent detail (illustrated in image 2). There is no external visible serial number weapon. The all original wood work has the knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The butt plate is steel and it has sling swivels and saddle ring. The loading and firing actions work as they should. The price 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 17641:9
£1,675.00

RESERVED **RARE**Early Production Serial Number **1865- 1871 Patent, Smith & Wesson New Model No.3, 32-44 Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre Single Action Top Break Revolver With S&W Signature Gutta Percha Grips. Sn 17641:2 - 17641:2
This is an excellent original New Model No.3 top break revolver. This revolver is chambered for the UK obsolete black powder centre fire cartridge, 32- 44. It has a 6 ½” barrel which has a clean bore and crisp rifling. The weapon has a blade foresight and 'v' notch plate rear sight. The top of the barrel is stamped ' SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASSUSA PATT'D JAN 17 & 24 65 JULY 11 65, AUG 24TH 69, APR 20 75 FEB 20 & DEC18 1877 REISSUE JULY 25 1871'. The revolver retains its original blue finish and original chequered panel gutta percha grips which are undamaged & have S&W roundels. The butt has early production serial number ‘733’. The weapon's single action firing mechanism works perfectly. This is an antique obsolete calibre weapon 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 17641:2
£2,750.00

**MINT BORE**C1865 British Yeomanry Officer’s Private Purchase Enfield Pattern 2 Band .577 Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Rifle, Retailed By J.M. Jackson Bury St Edmunds With Nipple Protector & Chain. Sn 17620 - 17620
This is an original British Yeomanry Officer’s private purchase Enfield Pattern muzzle loading percussion rifle. It has all original walnut wood work in excellent condition with chequered panels at the wrist and fore stock, steel butt plate, fore end block and trigger guard with extended tang. The stock has a small silver disc mounted by screws. The disc is engraved ‘J.M Jackson 32 Southgate Street Bury St Edmunds’ most likely the retailer of this rifle. The rifle has its original steel ramrod, ladder rear sight, block & blade fore sight, single sling swivel & nipple protector with brass chain. The barrel’s 35” barrel is stamped with proof marks. It’s bore is near mint with crisp rifling. The cocking & firing actions work perfectly. There are no external visible date or manufacturer marks on the rifle. 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 17620
£1,295.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 27/04) C1865 Foreign Export ‘Superior English Manufacture’ Martini Action 577x450 Obsolete Calibre Carbine. Sn 17472 - 17472
This is a very good Foreign export Martini Action 577x540 calibre carbine. The carbine has a 19" barrel (36” overall). It has all original walnut full stock with chequered panel fore end and wrist. It has a steel butt plate. The action including the lever have quality hand tooled foliate decoration. The left and right sides of the action have panels within the decoration which contain what appear to be Islamic script marks. The top of the barrel rib has tooled decoration and Ladder rear sight. It has a fixed foresight. The carbine has 3 sling swivel lugs and steel cleaning rod. The weapon’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. It's loading and firing actions work as they should. The barrel is double marked ‘Reg Trade mark’ above stylised device Trademark (unknown maker, illustrated). The barrel also has ‘577/450’ calibre detail and ‘450 with inspection/proof mark’. The top of the barrel is signed ‘Superior English Manufacture’. The price for this carbine worthy of further research regarding the manufacturer includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre black powder weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17472
£0.00
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