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C1900 Auguste Francotte’s 'AF' Patent Liege Belgium Martini Type Action .230 (297/230) Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre Cadet Rifle. Sn 17307 - 17307
Auguste Francotte & Co was a Liege gunmaker. His 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 manufacturers 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’s Patent Martini type action obsolete calibre rifle. These small rifles were used as training rifles for Military cadets. It has a block & blade foresight & adjustable, graduated rear sight. The rear of the action is tapped for addition of Vernier target sight. The steel barrel's bore is clean with well defined rifling and it has a crisp martini type action which works as it should. It has all original wood furniture stamped with small indistinct numbers. The metal work is undamaged. It has a steel butt plate, sling swivels and steel cleaning rod. The left side of the action is stamped with Auguste Francotte ‘s ‘AF Patent’ below crown mark and number ‘59930’. The lever on the right side of the action is stamped ‘AF Patent C’. 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 17307
£1,275.00

SCARCE, All MATCHING NUMBERS, 1877 Swedish Remington Rolling Block 12.7x 48R Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre Carbine With Full Stock In Laid With 1878 Dated 2 Kronor Coin. Sn 17305 - 17305
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 weapons were made in America and under licence in Europe. The action 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 an excellent original Swedish Remington rolling block carbine. The metal has ‘Crown H’, ‘CK’ and ‘JG’ stamps most likely factory inspectors marks. The right side of the frame is dated '1877', the left side, barrel and wood have matching numbers ‘1951'. It has an 18” blued barrel which has a clean bore with crisp rifling (34” overall), an external hammer, steel butt plate, winged blade fore sight and adjustable rear sight graduated ‘250’, ‘300’ & ‘350’ metres. The metal is undamaged and has even patina throughout. The wood full stock is all original and has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The stock is neatly inlaid with an 1878 dated 2 Kronor coin. The loading and firing actions of the carbine work crisply. The price for this scarce carbine 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 17305
£945.00

WW1 Era, 1880 French Military, Fusil Gras Model 1874 11mm Calibre Service Musket With 1879 St Etienne Arsenal Sword Bayonet & Scabbard. A 1035 - A 1035
This is an early breech loading French military rifle. The Gras continued to be issued to French troops throughout WW1. This is a very good example. The wood is all original with just knocks bumps & bruises to be expected with age and service use. It has heavy military furniture and the metal work has even patina throughout. It has a block foresight, ladder rear sight, bayonet block, steel butt plate, sling swivels & original cleaning rod. It measures 50 ½” overall with a 30 ½” barrel. The smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age & use. The breech has the faint indistinct signature of the French Arsenal manufacturer & ‘M1874' model detail together with other numbers and inspection marks and 1880 date (illustrated). Its loading and firing actions work as they should. The weapon is complete with correct sword bayonet which has a clean 20 ½” 'T' back blade. The ricasso has inspection marks. The back of the blade is marked in French ’Manufacture d'Armes de St Etienne’ and dated ‘1879'. The bayonet has its original wood grips, brass pommel and steel cross guard with hook quillon. The cross guard has indistinct numbers. The bayonet is complete with original black painted steel scabbard which has a fixed belt bar, no dents and just surface wear to be expected. The scabbard has indistinct numbers near to the throat. 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 1035
£975.00

RARE, MINT BORE, C1873 British Kynoch Gun Factory converted 11mm / .43 Mauser Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre French Military Chassepot Model 1873 (M1866) Rifle & 1873 Dated French St Etienne Arsenal Model 1866 Brass Hilt Yataghan Sword Bayonet & Scabbard - A 1034
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 even patina. It has the correct Kynoch Aston factory & calibre markings (all illustrated). The original stock is walnut and is in very good condition with just bumps & bruises to be expected. The wood is impressed with weapon number ‘13’ near to the bayonet lug. The bolt action loading and firing mechanisms work correctly. The rifle is serial number ‘II 14267’. The bolt and bayonet lug have un-matching number. It is fitted with sling swivels, cleaning rod, ladder rear sight and block & blade fore sight. The rifle comes with the correct, original French model 1866 Chassepot sword bayonet (See pages 70 and 71 of ‘An Illustrated History Of Bayonets’ by Brayley). The steel fullered single edged ‘T’ back Yataghan blade has staining consistent with age and is 22 ¾” length. It has the correct steel hooked quillon with muzzle ring. It has a ribbed brass grip with flat spring and steel push button. The cross guard is numbered ‘AB 54258’. The back of the blade is marked with the name of the French Châtellerault Arsenal signature and dated ‘1873' in French. It is complete with the correct steel scabbard. The scabbard has no dents and has its original fixed strap bar. The scabbard has original black finish and is stamped with matching number near to the throat. The price for this rare piece 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. A 1034
£1,250.00

RARE, WW1 Era, 1879 Dated French Military, Tulle Arsenal Fusil Gras M80 Model 1874 (74/80) 11mm Calibre Carbine. Sn 17256 - 17256
In 1874 France adopted a single shot rifle, this single shot rifle was based on the French 1866 Chassepot Needle Rifle. These weapons designated Gras M80 Model 1874 (Fusil Gras M80 Modèle 1874) and the rare carbine variant were the main long arm issue for the French Military and were used for front line service until 1886, when a new rifle, the 1886 Lebel was designed. The Gras continued to be issued to French troops throughout WW1. This is a rare Gras 74/80 Carbine. The wood is all original with no damage and just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age & service use. It has heavy brass military furniture and the metal work has even patina throughout. It has a block foresight, ladder rear sight and is fitted with sling swivels, bayonet slide & original clearing rod. It measures 38 ½” overall with a 20" barrel. The rifled bore has staining & residue consistent with age and use. The breech is marked by the Tulle Arsenal manufacturer, 'M80 & M1874' model detail and dated ‘1879’ together with number 56211 & inspection marks (all illustrated). It has the correct turn down bolt and its loading and firing actions work as they should. The price for this rare carbine 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 17256
£875.00

C1840 English Form, Peter Wharton, 6 Bore, Single Barrel, Muzzle Loading, Percussion Shotgun. Sn 17187. - 17187
This is an excellent, muzzle loading percussion shotgun in English form made C1840. It has a 33 ½” round brown wash steel barrel and measures 50 ½” overall. The smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age & use. The shotgun has its original walnut stock with chequered panels at the wrist & fore stock, polished horn fore end cap & steel butt plate. It has a steel lock plate signed by the maker or retailer ‘Peter Wharton’ (unknown) amongst foliate tooled decoration, Dolphin hammer, steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial also with tooled decoration. The shotgun is fitted with brass bead fore sight. The weapon cocks & dry fires perfectly as it should. The price for this large calibre antique shotgun worthy of further research regarding the lock signature includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17187
£1,750.00

MINT BORE, Victorian 1878 British Holland & Holland London .380 Long Rifle Black Powder Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Break Action Rook Rifle With Thomas Perkes 1878 Patent Under Lever & Octagonal Barrel. Sn 17171 - 17171
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 excellent Rook rifle in .380 Long Rifle Black Powder Centre Fire UK Obsolete Calibre. The 28 ¾” octagonal blued barrel has a near mint bore, bright & clean with crisp rifling (44 ¼” overall length). The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘4829 ‘ which dates its manufacture to 1878 & has London black powder proofs. The top barrel flat is signed by the makers ‘Holland & Holland 98 New Bond St London’. The action has crisp foliate tooled decoration. It has excellent all original Walnut woodwork with chequered panel fore stock, chequered panel pistol grip and steel butt plate with foliate decoration. It has a fixed ‘v’ notch plate rear sight with 2 additional folding leaves graduated 50-100-150 yards and blade fore sight. The Thomas Perkes patent (Patented 1878 No. 1968) under lever break action loading & firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB 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 17171
£2,200.00

**SOLD**SOLD**10/6**1880 Imperial Russian Infantry Model 1870 / Berdan II Single Shot Bolt Action 10.7×58mmR Obsolete Calibre Rifle. Sn 17099:21 - 17099:21
The Berdan rifle is a Russian rifle created by famous American firearms expert and inventor Hiram Berdan in 1868. Berdam rifles were standard issue in the Russian Army from 1870 to 1891. The model of 1870, or Berdan II, is a single shot bolt action with a distinctive short, pear-shaped, bolt handle. The bolt handle serves as the only locking lug for the action, and when closed, points upwards at a 30 degree angle, rather than horizontally. The Berdan II Infantry rifles were issued with quadrangular socket bayonets. Initial production of the Berdan II was at Birmingham Small Arms in England. The rifles were later manufactured in large numbers by Russian factories at Tula, Izhevsk, and Sestroretsk. The rifle was known for its accuracy, simplicity and reliability. The 10.7×58mmR cartridge used in the Berdan rifles was also invented by Hiram Berdan, with assistance of Russian Colonel Gorloff. This is a very good original example of the Berdan II Infantry rifle. Its original wood work has the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The rifle measures 53” overall and has a 33” round steel barrel. The rifled bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The weapon has a block and blade fore sight, ladder rear sight, steel butt plate and one sling swivel. It has the correct pear shaped bolt. The stock is impressed with indistinct roundel. The barrel is marked with crisp Russian Script, numbered ‘105168’ and dated ‘1880’. The bolt is numbered ‘33740’. The metal work has several other small inspection marks including the Russian Eagle. The rifle’s cocking and firing actions work as they should. The price for this rare Imperial Russian Infantry rifle includes UK delivery. 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 17099:21
£0.00

1877 Dutch Model 1871/88 Beaumont Vitali 11x52R Obsolete Calibre Bolt Action Rifle By P. Stevens Maastricht With 4 Round Box Magazine. Sn 17099:20 - 17099:20
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. The rifle chambers the UK obsolete calibre11x52R Beaumont cartridge. P. Stevens of Maastricht was contracted to produce the majority of Beaumont rifles. This example is in good 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 very faint roundel which is dated 1877 and ‘Maastricht’. The metal work has even patina. The barrel length is 33” and it measures 52” overall. The breech is numbered ‘R222’ which is repeated on the bolt. The barrel is date stamped ‘1877’ and numbered ‘1860’. The butt plate tang has indistinct numbers which appear to be ‘1898’ above ‘1860’. The metal work has other small inspection marks. It has an adjustable rear sight, block & blade foresight, safety catch, single sling swivel & correct magazine. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. The loading & firing actions work as they should. 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 17099:20
£895.00

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
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