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.
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
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)
Barrel length 708mm (27.75”)
Overall length 1170mm (46”)
BELLOWS GUN - circa 1770 to 1790, continental-probably German. No makers name. Double
set hair trigger which works with a little coaxing. Little peep sight fitted to tang
of stock. Lots of shaped brass inlaid plates to butt and side of mechanism. Nice
carved scroll work to stock. Barrel opens at the breech by pushing a little lever
in front of the brass trigger guard. No bellows mechanism inside the stock the ramrod
is missing. At some time in the past the stock has been broken and repaired and possibly
a new piece of wood inset. The woodwork goes right to the muzzle of the large diameter
octagonal barrel. 44” overall length, 30” barrel. A really nice decorative piece
.25 cal (6.35mm) £995
Stock No: C/S
Stock No: 3561
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN AIR CANE
This Victorian air cane nor been refinished or restored. It has some of its original
finish on which you can see would have been a nice burnished brown sort of colour.
However what is left is worn, scraped and particularly worn around the trigger buckle.
The lock work is good, the cylinder does not hold air, the ferule at the end is a
newly made replacement there is a serial number on the band at the muzzle but no
maker’s name can be seen on the item. Complete with an old pump and a newly made
key. The calibre we believe to be around about 9 mm with poly groove writing. Nice
being its a tap loader as most of these are muzzle loading. NOTE: THIS IS SOLD AS
A COLLECTOR’S ITEM ONLY, NOT FOR USE.
Stock No: 3526
Year: 1920s or 30s
This interesting design of pump up rifle is in quite good cosmetic condition retaining
most of its original bluing an also all the original nickel plating to the valve
and trigger block mechanism. Pumps ok takes a bit of energy to get it to work, stock
is in good condition with minor surface wear and marks and scratches. Original open
sights are fitted, nice clear markings to the top. It is in the slightly unusual
5.4mm calibre with rifling only at the end of the barrel. Known at the time as the
paradox and now adopted as something marvellous by a modern gun maker. Most things
in fire arms have been tried before to some extent. Sweden’s answer to the Crosman
of the prewar years.
Stock No: 3507
This classic and sought after British made air rifle is in reasonable condition,
the metal work is brown and a bit grainy, some areas are smooth some rough, rest
of the rifle is complete apart from the front sight which is a replacement part and
the rear sight elevation screw which is an obvious replacement but does function.
The breach lock up is quite tight, the stock unfortunately has a chunk missing out
of the back measuring about an inch by half inch. Also has a retailer’s name stamped
in to the stock for a company in Belfast and a previous owner’s name which is also
an Irish name. A middle quality and condition item with quite clear stampings on
the top “Coxes patent C.G. Bonehill manufacturer” and a Britannia trade mark registered
trade mark “The Britannia and other registration numbers which are all quite clear.
Most of the crews seem to be original difficult to tell really. Overall a fair example
seen better seen worse.
This lovely antique air rifle is in truly superb condition retaining virtually all
the original dark black blue finish to the barrel and frame and parts. The stock
is in very good condition with lovely sharp chequering with just a few surface scratches
and marks. The cylinder is good, unfortunately there are some deep vice marks on
part of it. These were supplied to the rifle on an exchange basis, you sent your
empty one off and they return to you a full cylinder. Imagine the disappointment
of an owner who had looked after his rifle very well received back a cylinder that
had been not kept as well. A truly lovely antique with lots of engraving which is
all nice and crisp, nice horn ribbed butt plate and this model is fitted with sling
swivels to the barrel and stock. An excellent collector’s item in lovely condition.
Stock No: A97
IMPROVED MODEL D (Light Model) 38” long
This early under lever rifle is in fairly good condition the metalwork is brown and
grainy the legend on the cylinder is visible, the front sight has lost its bead,
its been filed off there is no rear sight the rear sight has a blanking plate put
very neatly in it, in favour of a flip up rear sight. We believe this rear sight
to be a home made replica of the original very nicely made. The stock would have
originally been fitted for one of these sights. The stock is in original condition
not been rubbed down the trade is visible but there is a pattina of age and numerous
marks to the stock but the pistol grip is not cracked. Most of the screws seem to
be original but there is one extra hole put in the trigger guard for what purpose
we are not sure. Possibly the fitting of a sling swivel as we have seen these fitted
in this position on trigger guards before but there is not one on this. This is the
example with metal butt plate and its the light or ladies model which is 39” long.
The spring and tap seem to b e very good. This has the 13 and three quarter inch
stock marked as such..
These GEMs can be sent directly to you as they are antiques,
and as you know antique air guns increase in value and scarcity!
COLLECTION OF GEM AIR GUNS
PHONE FOR DETAILS ON ANY OF THEM OR CALL IN TO OUR SHOP IN BOGNOR REGIS
Year: c1860s or 80s
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.
Due to the value of this item we are unable to post it to you.
Stock No: 3760
WATSON, PALL MALL
This is a slightly superior quality GEM with heavier componentry than some of this
size. Unfortunately this has lost virtually all its original nickel plating which
has given way to a brown and pattented surface overall. However the markings on the
top of the barrel are still visible being “patent “ then the cross pistols trade
mark for Eisenwerke Gaggenan and then “Watson Pall Mall” who were an early importer
of GEMs. This is fitted with a very nice cast shaped butt plate, the barrel lock
up is extremely tight and secure, the trigger mechanism works perfectly. Probably
the original rectangular section spring is fitted and that has seen better days.
Overall a tight rifle just lacking in its external finish .Believed to be original
open sights fitted, the rear sight is part of the doll head type barrel latch.
Stock No: 3770
JEAN MARCK (BELGIUM)
NUMBER 2 GEM
This good quality GEM rifle is in nice condition, the cylinder having possibly been
re nickeled it is difficult;t to tell, as well as the butt plate. This has a T bar
latch mechanism which is very tight, fully octagonal barrel which has gone a bit
grey which is why we think the cylinder and cocking link etc must have been renickeled.
Good clean .25 bore possibly the original spring fitted as it is a rectangular flat
section spring. Stock is nice and tight on the gun and the butt plate is nice. Overall
a fair bit better that your standard GEN. Has some markings indicating a patent date
of 1891 on the barrel catch. No other markings that we can see.
Stock No: 3771
Calibre: .177 smooth bore
No 2 DEMI-TIR
This GEM air rifle was in its day one of the best are rifles you could buy is fitted
with a nicely adjustable target rearsight similar to that fitted to Giffards of the
day. Unfortunately it is no longer in good condition and can only be described as
fair condition. The fully octagonal barrel has light pitting and has been cleaned
off and the rest of the action is similarly lightly pitted over all. Also some cracks
in the butt stop where it meets the action and a tiny bit of looseness in this area.
Nice cast butt plate carefully fitted on tot the stock. T bar barrel latch, some
slight movement at the breach. We believe this is called the Demi Tir target model
and was made to order with this rear sight. We also believe this gem was at one point
in the collection of the late Tony Williams.
Stock No: BD8C
This nice quality French made CO2 powered rifle is in fairly good condition the metal
work being brown to black, the action having nice engraving on it and retaining most
of its original finish. All components are as they should be with the exception of
the front sight which we believe to be a replacement but looks fine. The stock has
probably be rubbed down at some point, the checkering is not that sharp. Original
and nice balloon butt plate fitted. The action is in good working order. This is
the 8mm version which we have have found to be less common than the 6mm version and
4.5mm versions. That is based on what we have had through our shop we do not know
actual production figures. The cylinder is in good condition and matches the action
and barrel very well. A nice quality early antique air rifle.