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COMMISSION SALE

Price: £3800.00

Year: c1860s or 80s

Calibre:  

Butt Reservoir

This really nice interesting antique is in good condition in a nicely fitted baize lined oak brass bound case with various accessories as shown below which include bullet mould, oil bottle, pump. It has two barrels one of which is a smoothbore and one of which is rifled with a c13mm bore. We believe the rifled barrel may be a later replacement. The manufacturer’s name is on the smooth bore barrel and that reads “E. London Gun And Rifle Maker, 1 London Wall, London”. The butt removes from the action and the action itself has what we believe to be a air bypass for de cocking the gun. This is also a very neat tap loader for loading of balls. Leather covered butt of some age. This is a very nice collectable item.

E London

PLEASE NOTE:

Due to the value of this item we are unable to post it to you.

PRICE REDUCED ON INSTRUCTION OF SELLER TO £3200.00

Stock No 5012

Price: £275.00

Year:  c1910-20

Calibre: .175bb

BENJAMIN

MODEL E

This early American rifle possibly dates from before the 1st world war or just after. It is a dinkey little rifle with a front rod that pulls out for pumping, takes several strokes to build up enough compression to shoot out a muzzle loaded bb. This example has a very nice patina to the bore finish it may have been blacked originally having worn off or removed over the years. The end cap has the markings in this case a selection of patent numbers surrounded by words "Benjamin Air Rifle" and "MFG Co St Lewis MO (Missouri) pat pending" at the bottom and "model E" at the top. Stock is in fairly good condition probably had a coat or two of varnish over the years. The valving seems ok. Quite crude in comparison with what came later but not often seen this side of the pond.

Stock No 4628

Price: £1970.00

Year:  c1820

Calibre: 10mm/.40”

DAVY (Norwich?)

BALL RESERVOIR

This early precharged air rifle is in good condition the metalwork is in the white possibly having been polished off but is nice and smooth and looks good. Stock is in good order with checkered wrist, nice engraved fittings, trigger guard, action block and hammer, a nice short size we do not know wether this is original size or reduced but it seems to be in proportion. Good solid butt plate, nice smooth metal work, mock flintlock mechanism, the action on the side is marked DAVY we believe this may be a Norwich maker as we have seen his name on some other antique air guns and shot guns.

Stock No 4675

Price: £875.00

Year:  c1885

Calibre: 4.5mm

GIFFARD

CO2 RIFLE

This very nice quality air rifle has been refinished to a good standard. The engraving is still nice and clear and crisp in fact looks good on its newly blued breech block. The rear sight is a replacement we know this because we fitted it! Its a new modern replica. Stock is very nice with quite crisp checkering, some scratches and marks and unfortunately a piece missing off the toe of the stock which has been carefully smoothed off so it does not look too bad. Some tooling marks on the gas cylinder but mostly smooth bluing which is nice and shiny. Lovely engraving on the underside and on the trigger guard. A quality item which presents very nicely.

Stock No  4710

Price: £340.00

Year:  1938

Calibre: 4.4bb

TELL (VENUS WAFFENWERK)

MODEL 200

This neat little prewar bolt action bb rifle is in complete condition, the metalwork being brown and grainy overall, the markings are visible being “drgm tell drp” on one side of the cylinder and shot 200 schus on the other side. As well as made in Germany and the Venus Waffenwerk monogram on the  cylinder end cap.. Stock has surface marks and scuffs overall and also there is a chip out of the toe of the stock. Overall an honest little rifle with an interesting magazine system where you screw out the barrel and a large spiral directs the bbs into the barrel without jamming up or clogging. Quite rare although we had another one a little while ago!

Whilst this antique butt reservoir rifle has no markings or makers name on it we are pretty sure it is of Austrian manufacture, there is no decoration and it is very plain in the military style. The hammer mechanism is unusual with moving striking piece which strikes a just off centre located hammer. The butt reservoir itself  appears to have been recovered in leather some time after its manufacture, a really nice job has been done and it looks in good condition. The metalwork is in brown smooth condition apart from the brass coloured brass! The lock plate itself is devoid of any engraving or decoration, it is extremely plain and functional. Fitted with a ramrod which may well be later, probably not original and nice tiger stripe effect to the wood which has probably been refinished. Plain trigger guard fitted underneath with quite a thin trigger. An interesting antique item. We have seen repeating versions of this made by Girandoni but this one is a single shot and not made by Girandoni (sometimes referred to as Girardoni). This rifle is stored in our shop but is not on open display.


Calibre 8mm ( 0.32” rifled)


Made c1800-1820


 Barrel length 708mm (27.75”)


Overall length 1170mm (46”)


£2650.00 PRICE REDUCED ON INSTRUCTION OF OWNER TO £2150.00

COMMISSION SALE

Stock No 4755

Price: £270.00

Year:  c1912-35

Calibre: .177 smoothbore

QUACKENBUSH

MODEL 7

This rare little rifle has seen better days but then have not we all this year! Whilst pretty much complete there is some damage to the stock like a layer of wood is missing at the fore end is delaminated and come off. The front sight is a replacement. The metal work is overall a browny greyey finishy some deep pitting on one area of the barrel presumably where its been held to cock it. This is a push in barrel, we have never had one of these for sale before , has markings on top which are just about legible “H M QUACKENBUSH HERKIMER NY USA” then a patent number. This seems to work ok with pellets .177 lead but was probably designed for balls. Darts are very fiddley to load. Non original metal sling swivel through the little tab on the bottom of the barrel  and also has corresponding holes that don’t go right through on the stock for fitting of a sling of some sort. Obviously had a lot of use in its time but to its credit its still all there sort a thing.

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Items that are shown with a blue envelope can be either purchased from our shop or you can have them delivered directly to your home address as they were either manufactured before 1939 or they are on commission sale being sold by us on behalf of a third party. Items where no envelope is shown can be purchased from our shop or you can have them sent to a registered fire arms dealer near you, and you collect it from them. To order an item from us phone 01243 827500


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Stock No 4823

Price: £190.00

Year:  c1934

Calibre: .177

BSA

L model

This is a fairly good condition rifle the metal work has gone to an even brown patina with light graininess overall. Original components, open sights, stock has almost certainly been rubbed down, this is the later example with pressed checkered pistol grip and sheet metal trigger guard with no trigger adjustment. Screw heads are good, overall a pretty average example. The stock screw cover plate is well made and certainly a replacement part but the rest seem to be original components.

COMMISSION SALE (BD)

Price: £165.00

Year:  c1938

Calibre: .177

BSA

BREAKDOWN PATTERN

These breakdown pattern BSA rifles are not actually as common as you might think. Certainly we have had a lot less of these than we have of most underlever models. This example is in fair condition the metal work is brown overall very slightly grainy but mostly smooth the stock is ok original a couple of deep marks on one side and general surface marks on the other. Original open sights fitted, however the cocking link is not original it is a very solid metal one that llooks very well fitted and does the job perfectly but is not the correct example. The photo etching is not visible on top of the cylinder as it has worn off as is the situation with nearly all of these. Interesting rifle in that the rifling is anticlockwise as opposed to the usual clockwise with almost every other rifle. Also note the butt screw cover plug has been replaced with a cunningly crafted leather one.

COMMISSION SALE

Price: £580.00

Year:  c1935

Calibre: .22

WEBLEY

SERVICE MARK 2

This is a good clean original gun, the safety interceptor sear is a replacement part we know because we made it and fitted it but you may not notice, the rear sight elevation screw is a non original replacement part

which does the job of raising and lowering the sight blade. The rest of the gun is good, the metal work is an even dark brown colour which is very pleasing with all good clear markings no rust, the peep sight is original and good nice and crisp, the stock has probably had a coat of varnish but there don’t seem to be any damage to the stock, apart from an area where the varnish looks like its had a bit of tape on it that is in the centre of the stock otherwise there is no cracks or damage or missing wood to the stock. Action nice tight and crisp barrel in good order the number matches the action, a nice example and housed in a well made box with a label on the front stating that it is for this air rifle. Slight damage where the bolt handle has pushed through the top surface of the box. Green baize lining also contained with some old style pellets in a tin for Bisley bullet pellets which are an unusual looking pellet there is only about 30 in there I doubt thay would be accurate in any gun. And with a vintage we believe Parker Hale wood handle cleaning rod which is a swivelling handle type and fits in the box just right.

Stock No 4726

Price: £590.00

Year: c1933

Calibre: .22

WEBLEY

MARK 3

This air rifle whilst complete is not all original. The fragile barrel carriage which was a distinctive feature of the first series Webley Mark 2 has been replaced with a later barrel carriage and the barrel cleverly modified to fit so it slides in and out with ease  and works perfectly. The barrel number does match the barrel action so it is just the barrel carriage which has been replaced. A rear sight is fitted and the correct aperture sight. The breech mechanism is as per the original series one being very different to the later series. Stock is quite good  almost certainly rubbed down with the checkering still there. No major defects. The metalwork of the action is a bit grey and brown but all markings are clear visible. The barrel and the barrel frame are a bit grey. We suspect the work to repair it or to modify it and fit the later barrel frame was done quite a while ago and it was done quite well. We believe Webley did do this themselves if they got faulty barrel frames back for a certain period but obviously no way now of knowing who did the work.

Stock No 4895

Price: £320.00

Year: c1930s

Calibre: .177

BRAENDLIN ARMOURY

(GREENER)

Stock No 4876

Price: £220.00

Year:  C1912/13

Calibre: .177

BSA

IMPROVED MODEL D

This rifle is in a well used condition it was obviously someones well loved pocession condition is fair moderate pitting all over evenly ,the rifle is complete although the elevating screw is a new one and it works fine. The underlever catch is also not original but does a perfect job, no engraving is visible on top of the cylinder it has been lost, serial number is legable screw heads are ok . Stock shows signs signs of previous use it has score marks underneath some one has put score marks in where they have killed a rat or something. This was something made popular by John Wayne we think. The rset of the stock is fair condition probably a little bit worn checkering but no severe cracks. Overall a well used honest example perhaps some attention to underside of stock to remove score marks would make it look a lot better.

This is a rare item, it is an English made air rifle from the Greener factory produced under the Braendlin Armoury factory trade mark it is basically a cheaper version of the well known Greener rifle but without the Greener patented features of the cam lock action and the rearward moving barrel. This example is in very good condition the metal work having been professionally refinished  to an excellent standard. The markings on top of the barrel which read “English manufacture” and the Braendlin army cross penance trade mark are exceptionally clear and crisp. They are the only markings on the rifle cant even find a serial number. The stock has also been refinished unfortunately has a crack through the pistol grip as there is on so many of these rifles, it has been repaired, looks nice and strong unlikely to break. Fitted with what we are pretty sure is a non original metal butt plate. Nice tight mechanism, obviously refinished some time ago by the looks of it. A collector’s item. Correction to the last it has a 2 figure serial number under the barrel block.

Stock No: 4937

Price: £1140.00

Year: c1868

Calibre: 7mm

DAVID LURCH

SECONDARY NEW YORK TYPE GALLERY GUN

This is a special rare collector’s item. Made by David Lurch in New York about 1865 to 1870. This is a underlever cocking gallery gun which was later copied in Germany and became the well know Bugelspanner. However this has a totally different and interesting trigger mechanism. This example is in good condition retaining some original finish to the cylinder and barrel the name David Lurch clearly impressed on the barrel near the breach along with some other letters and numbers. Original open sights are fitted, very large diameter cylinder for a double volute mainspring. This had had has had some repairs around the pistol grip in apparently a long time ago, a brass plate has been put over some repaired cracks around the pistol grip where the wood must be quite thin because a lever comes through to enable cocking. The barrel twists to one side for loading and is a very clean smooth bore. Lurch is one of the most well known makers of such rifles and is well reported in various books concerning such antiques. Nice brass fitted butt plate and shaped cheek piece, a good quality air rifle hand made for gallery shooting in New York.

Stock No 4938

Price: £1200.00

Year:  c1860-1870

Calibre: 7mm (.28”)

JOSEPH LURCH

PRIMARY NEW YORK TYPE

This is a really nice prime antique collectors item. What we have is an American made crank wound air rifle signed by a known maker Joseph Lurch of New York on top of the barrel, it is a very nice quality hand made item. We believe Joseph Lurch to be the father of another gun maker who’s work we also have in stock, a David Lurch. This particular item is in good condition, the metal work to the barrel having a pleasant brown finish, the cylinder a bit worn we do not know wether it would have nickel plated or possibly lightly blued, there is evidence of a light nickel coating over the brass frame at the end what its left with is a pleasant looking finish. Stock is good with reasonably sharp checkering, some surface marks and scratches but no major cracks or defects. A little peep sight is fitted which maybe the original but looks a touch crude but it does work well with the very nice little post front sight which we are certain is original. The barrel twists to one side for loading and relies on a metal to metal contact, it works very well that method of sealing. Complete with a newly made crank lever handle which has been slightly aged to look old and is nicely finished. A really nice hand made American rifle from just after the civil war period from a known maker. Overall length is 43 and a half inches.

Stock No 5028

Price: £270.00

Year:  c1930s

Calibre: .5.4mm

EXCELLENT

MODEL C1

This interesting pump up pneumatic rifle was made in Sweden some time in the 1920s or 30s. This example is in excellent condition retaining most of the original bluing, nice clear markings on top of the cylinder. The brass tube and breech block we believe would have been original nickel plated, we have seen from other examples but this has been removed to reveal a very pleasant brass coloured metal which actually looks better than ones we have seen with shabby nickel. The stock itself is good, possibly had a re varnish since it was new, difficult to say really, the butt plate has definitely been painted black. Builds up a fair bit of compression but still wont fire a full 5.5 pellet as this is 5.4 calibre and we have found that if you feed 5.5 pellets through the barrel then re insert them that works.

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Stock no: 5029

Price: £500.00

Year:  c1860s-1880

Calibre:  120 bore/10mm/4”

JAMES TOWNSEND style

BREECH LOADING AIR CANE

This is a genuine antique air gun in the form of an air cane which were popular in Victorian times with gentlemen of means. This example is an improved breech loading design with a little vertically moving tap for loading the balls. This example is in good condition retaining most of its what we believe to be the original black enamelled finish with a couple of chips to it, may have been recently restored we are not too sure. With a bone screw off knob, also with a modern made pump with an old foot plate which fits and a key and a single ball mould. Placed in a newly made wooden case lined with the finest Axminster or Wilton or Carpet Right or B&Q  brand carpet. A genuine nice antique, very good clean bore, exceptionally clean in fact, and a screw off brass ferrule at the bottom.

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Metal sign with the Bulldog Pellet box design professionally printed on. Each corner has a hole for mounting to a wall. They come in 2 sizes and you can also choose to have the aged/slightly rusty edges look. These will look great on any gun room/workshop or maybe the bedroom subject to other halves permission!

If you have a design you would like made in to a metal sign contact us and we may be able to offer you a free one in exchange for your design. Phone us 01243 827500


2 sizes available, both available with slightly rusty look edges or clean.


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£8.50


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£18.50

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Stock No 5084

Price: £185.00

Year:  c1930s

Calibre:  5.4mm

EXCELLENT

C2

This Swedish made pump up airgun is in good condition retaining lots of its original finish and nickel plating to the breach block and valve knob mechanism. Stock is good with a few very minor surface marks , the bluing to the metalwork is just starting to turn matt and brown. Nice clear markings on top of the cylinder “ “ but there is some very neatly drilled and tapped screw holes for a scope rail (not included) original open sights are present. This rifle was made IN 5.4MM calibre with rifling at front of the barrel only, normal .22 pellets will not go through the barrel but we have included some sized pellets using a pellet sizer for this calibre barrel. The Excellent was produced for many years this one we believe to be just pre war.

SOLD 1021 SOLD 1021

Stock no: 5087

Price: £225.00

Year:  c1912/13

Calibre:  .177

BSA

IMPROVED MODEL D

This is a reasonably honest fair condition example, the metal work is a brown slightly grey finish overall. The rear sight elevation screw is a hand made replacement that seems to do the job and the cocking lever axis bolt lock screw is a replacement, non original part. Everything else seems to be original, the front sight bead is missing

as is often on so many of these. Markings are fully visible, stock is ok with some surface marks and scratches the tap mechanism and pistol seal are very good, trigger mechanism is also original. An honest example, been well used but not abused particularly and aside from the odd two screws a reasonable example. The cover over the stock bolt on the butt is also a replacement part.

Stock no: 5088

Price: £265.00

Year:  1906

Calibre:  .177

LINCOLN JEFFRIES

H THE LINCOLN

This air rifle is from the 5th batch of Lincoln Jeffries marked air rifles to be made by BSA for Lincoln Jeffries. This example is in good honest condition, the metal work is an even brown grainy finish overall with the markings being visible on top reading “H THE LINCOLN AIR RIFLE PATENT” serial number on the trigger block and the standing man Lincoln Jeffries trade mark stamped in to the stock. The cocking link axis screw seems to be a replacement and the foresight has had its bead removed which is very commonly seen then its been re profiled. Original rear sight, all other screws and components are as they should be, good piston head, an honest example in fairly good condition.

Stock No 5119

Price: £425.00

Year:  c1885-1900

Calibre: .22

QUACKENBUSH

MODEL 5

This early American airgun is in very good condition retaining lots of its original nickel plating, some slight loss and flaking on the right hand side. Nice and tight at the breach, good clearr markings atop the cylinder, stock is probably original varnish, all components are complete. Nice crisply rifled barrel and good lock work mechanism. A very nice example. Much superior quality to what later became known when produced in Europe as the GEM which were a lower quality of the original Quackenbush. This is a version with 22 inch barrel which is very thick and heavy being about three quarter inch diameter. In mm for metric people around 20mm diameter. The cocking link axis bolt is, we believe, an incorrect item but does its job.

SOLD 1021

Stock No  5091

Price: £145.00

Year:  c1918/19

Calibre:  .177

BSA

IMPROVED MODEL D (transitional)

This is an interesting transitional model of the BSA under lever. The trigger block is that of a post first world war light model but with a very low serial number indicating it was made in 1918 or 19. It is a two hole trigger block with adjustment for the trigger going through the trigger block. The rest of the rifle uses pre war type

components, and is not in that great condition. The metal work is brown, grainy overall, the markings on top of the cylinder are only just visible having been rubbed over several times by the looks of it. The rifle is basically complete including its original open sights. All the screws are original if not in great condition apart from the smallest screw on the cocking link axis locking screw which is a modern replacement. Side lever catch underlever, piston seal would seem to be good, the spring is a bit dirty and rusty we can see through the cocking slot, the stock has been well used, checkering is present but not particularly sharp, some compression marks and other scuffs of use and a general lack of care overall. The stock bolt cover plate known as a butt plug is a replacement, not too well made part. Interesting rifle in only reasonable condition. But it is over 100 years old.

Stock no 5123

Price: £355.00

Year:  c1885-1900

Calibre: .22

QUACKENBUSH

MODEL 5

This nice quality solidly made air rifle is in good condition retaining a fair proportion of its original nickel plate which is slightly worn thin in places but not flaking. Good complete condition, nice clear manufacturers stampings on top of the cylinder and nice and tight at the breach. Stock is good, probably refinished, has some hairline cracks down the side where the rod runs through but the stock is secure and tight on the action. Original open sights fitted the front of which has some form of adjustment. Good clean nicely rifled bore. A solid example these were later copied in Europe and became known as GEMs but they were lower quality lighter weight not as strongly made. The Quackenbushs are nice quality air rifles.

Stock No  5093

Price: £90.00

Year:  c1920

Calibre: .177 smoothbore

MILLITA PATENT


This is a nice little rifle in need of of some TLC. When you cock it you can hear the spring make terrible noises it is obviously past its best and seen better days. (But aint we all) the lock up is reasonable, uses a push button to open the barrel. The barrel itself is a black slightly grainy finish and the air chamber has traces of nickel plate in very small areas but has mostly gone and worn through to a brown finish. The rifle is complete, the stock is nice with a hand checkered wrist nicely shaped, quite comfy to hold in the aiming position and is quite distinctive, the rear trigger guard screw not the original as it does not go in fully. Marked MILLITA PATENT on the top barrel flat and with a serial number on the cylinder just ahead of the trigger block. Both markings a little bit worn but still visible.

Stock No CSBD

Price: £960.00

Year:  c1880

CAL: .32”rifled & .40 smoothbore

E M REILLY & Co LONDON

AIR CANE

Stock No 5095

Price: £296.00

Year:  c1920

Calibre: .177bb

DAISY

No 40 MILITARY

This is a rare military bb gun made by Daisy during first world war and for a short period there after. This example is in fairly good condition, the metalwork being an even brown colour with light rust patina overall. It is complete, even the rearsight elevating plate is present. Fitted with an old canvas sling but we do not think it is the original Daisy sling as the fittings do not look period. The rest of the sling does. Stock is good but with some scratches to the butt, a couple of quite deep on one side the otherside just general light wear. A nice military style airgun thats not often seen in the UK. Uses the standrd Daisy 25 style magazine we think it holds about 50 bbs.

Stock No  5145

Price: £244.00

Year:  c1908

Calibre: .177

BSA

IMPROVED MODEL D

This rifle is in very good condition. The front sight has been carfeulllllly filed down by someone to give a finer bead and a narrower profile but the rest of the rifle looks original. The metalwork is very good, original shiny black finish in some protected areas underneath barrel and underneath cocking link showing what the rifle would have looked like when new, the rest of the exposed metalwork has just started to go slightly brown and mottled. All original screw heads, probably original mainspring by the looks of it, the woodwork is excellent with just a few minor surface  scratches, nice sharp checkering, generally very good however the trap over the stock hole the screws have been replaced with brass headed screws. Overall a very nice original example in good condition probably in the top 20 percent of these that we ever see.

SOLD 1121 SOLD 1121

Stock No: 5170

Price: £595.00

Year:  c1905

Calibre:  .177 rifled

C G BONEHILL

BRITANNIA AIR RIFLE (ANGLO SURE SHOT Mk1)

This nice antique air rifle is in basically sound condition, all complete and with a nice tight barrel lock up and a good trigger mechanism etc. the metalwork is a bit brown, slightly grainy but smooth in some areas. All the markings are visible, serial number is stamped all over the place, all the components would seem to be the original. There is a few chips out of a leading edge of the cheek piece on one side and that stock we think has been rubbed down and is just a bit too smooth. On top of the barrel block are the words “Anglo Sure-Shot Mark 1, Cox’s patent, made only for R Ramsbottom Manchester” and the Britannia trade mark is on the left hand side of the breech block. Nice clean crisp .177 barrel. Overall quite a nice example.

FURTHER/N.B.

It has had at some time in the past two holes of about 3 or 4mm diameter drilled for a peep sight. Screws have then been put neatly in the holes where the peep sight was removed.

This nice old antique has its original Japanned finish. Many of these have been repainted or refinished in recent times, this is original so it does have some chips and scratches overall, the finish on this is actually quite vulnerable especially if you were a gentleman taking it out for a walk it would had gathered some damage. This example is in a very nicely but more recently made case which is specially made for this item which is nice quality baize lined with a trade label inside the lid. There is no key for locking the box. The air cane has a detachable .32” rifled barrel which when unscrewed reveals a circa .40” smooth bore barrel. Plus a ramrod that goes inside the the the .32 barrel. With this is its original Damascus twist metal type pump which is nicely engraved E M REILLY AND COMPANY LONDON most of the pumps are not marked so it is really nice that this one is. Has its foot plate that screws on to the pump, a single ball pellet mould for  8.32mm  balls and an old loading key and some ball ammo. A really-rather-reilly nice example that looks nice in this case. A very nice antique set.

SOLD 1121