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
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.
8mm SHOT GUN
This truly superb gun is in excellent condition retaining virtually all its original
bluing the engraving on the breech block is nice and sharp and really looks nice,
the cylinder, thankfully, is also in very good condition. These were supplied on
a return basis and are often in not as good condition as the item they are fitted
to however in this case the cylinder is almost as good as the rest of the gun. The
trigger guard again has engraving o the long tang, the stock is in good condition
with some minor surface scratches and marks of time but with nice checkering. Original
horn butt plate and fitted with sling swivels. The sights are what would have originally
been fitted ie minimilistic type in a small dovetail adjustable rear sight and a
tiny little bead at the front. A truly nice collector’s item.
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.
PRICE REDUCED ON INSTRUCTION OF SELLER TO £3200.00
This is a superb collectors item. The metal work has been totally and very carefully
and superbly well refinished so it is a superb deep blue black colour, all screw
heads are perfect certain internals have also been changed including the piston and
head mainspring and sear. The stock has what we believe to be the original finish
and there are a few surface scratches one very visible on the left hand side see
photo, the wood itself;f is a lovely piece of walnut with vertical graining all down
it. This is a really nice appearing rifle which would grace any collection. Obviously
original open sights are fitted and complete.
Also accompanying the rifle is a letter showing that this gun was sold by John Knibbs
around 20 years ago and giving the owner the details of date of manufacture.
We must emphasis again that this is a top quality refinished job which is a professional
one not an amateur re blue. The refinishing job was done sometime before 1998.
Stock No: 3886
This is a basically good honest gun, all fittings and screws being original the
front sight has had a slight break on the bead or some one has modified it but everything
else seems ok. The metal work itself is a mixture of brown to grey to blue varying
from original quite dark black in hidden areas to worn and grey in areas where its
been held. The stock is ok possibly been rubbed down at some point but with some
surface marks and scratches of age. Some general nocks and marks to the metal work
and one of the trigger guard screws is a replacement. Original spring fitted presumably
as its a flat section rectangle one, tap ,trigger and cocking mechanism are all good.
Overall a decent reasonable fair condition gun that gas seen some use.
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”)
£2650.00 PRICE REDUCED ON INSTRUCTION OF OWNER TO £2150.00
Stock No: 3882
This nice old antique rifle is in what we would call original condition retaining
some original finish being nickel plate to the cylinder but very well worn where
it has been held and used. The rifle has received much use. The stock is good with
no major cracks just numurous...numouros...numuourous...lots of surface marks and
some initials of a former owner branded in to the stock. The spring is a little bit
weak we are not sure about the calibre as .25 pellets seam a bit tight but we are
supplying some pellets which we have sized and do fit the barrel fine. The bore is
lovely clean and smooth original open sights are fitted and original being the theme
that is the marking on top of the flat. ORIGINAL being the mark for original the
Venus vafenverk we believe. A nice interesting old antique.
Stock No: 3912
Calibre: c12.5mm (half inch)
MAKE: PROBABLY GERMAN
MODEL: OUTSIDE LOCK
This fascinating item is the oldest air gun we have ever offered for sale. It is
an outside lock air gun with all the mechanism visible and using a large leaf spring.
This is an unusual one in that the trigger is folding and also the striker has a
bypass whereby you can release the hammer without shooting air. The barrel has almost
certainly been re browned at some stage whereas the action is in its original slightly
pitted finish. The butt flask has been later covered in leather very nicely, sold
brass butt plate, very long barrel which would have been designed to make full use
of the air discharge. The barrel unscrews for loading the gun. An interesting early
air gun, which clearly shows the mechanics of the pre charged air gun.
Stock No: 3921
This old GEM has at some point had some quite deep pitting and has been lightly polished
off giving now a quite nice pleasing aged look. The stock is nice and tight on the
action, and it has a nicely fitted crescent shaped butt plate. A new breech seal
has been fitted and the barrel lock up is ok not perfect but none of these aver are.
There are no markings on the barrel or anywhere else other than a serial number on
the breech face and the front of the cylinder. Quite a crisp trigger action and probably
original spring as its a flat section type which has a bit of left left in it.
Stock No: 3939
Calibre: 100 bore (c9mm .38”)
BREECH LOADING AIR CANE
This nice old air cane is in good condition having recently been re japanned or black
lacquered. This example is breach loading with a sliding rotary tap. Brass muzzle
cap, the horn handle looks to have been repaired with a brass insert very carefully
put in to the horn knob. It looks nice (see photo above). Supplied complete with
an original old damasks twist type and correct bullet mould and turn key. These were
a popular Victorian novelty when walking sticks were popular although these probably
did not fool people they were a technical possibility and sold on their novelty value
to the wealthy.
This nice solid well constructed rifle is in fairly good condition, the metalwork
is brown and grainy however the markings are all mostly still visible and clear being
the registered trade mark with Britannia on one side of the breech block “ made only
for R Ramsbottom of Manchester” and “Anglo sureshot mark 1” on two of the top barrel
flats. The Anglo sureshot mark 1 marking being not quite so legible. Nice and tight
at the breech the rear sight is a later replacement, the cylinder end cap and block
are also a modern made replacement part which perform their function. The the stock
is nice and tight on the cylinder and underneath the years of accumulated patina
is actually quite a nice bit of walnut but there are some marks and scuffs and knocks
of age to it. We believe the spring guide inside is also a newly made part. Also
possibly the sear but it works perfectly. A nice collectable item. Sort of a deluxe
GEM but Britannia collectors do not like them being referred to in that manner. There
are a couple of small vice marks about 1 square inch each side just visible.
Stock No: 3955
Model 27 (?)
This rifle is the epitome of a prewar break barrel air rifle. There are no markings
on it, almost certainly made by Diana. The metal work has been “refinished” in a
black paint which has scratched off here and there but it does feel relatively smooth.
Fitted with open sights but the rearsight elevation wheel is not the right one. Also
the barrel axis bolt has the wrong nut on it. The spring is quite good and the baRREL
SEAL AND LOCK UP ARE FINE. The stock is very nice mostly smooth with some nice figuring
but with one small slither of wood missing where it meets the trigger block. A good
average collector’s item.
Stock No: 3944
SERVICE mark 2
This classic air rifle is in good order, all components appearing to be original
and the rifle is complete. The serial number on the action matches the one on the
barrel. All markings are nice and clear, sights are complete, the metalwork itself
has some original black finish but with light wear here and there. Some slight areas
of pitting or slight damage on the barrel carriage piece near the rear sight. Possible
that someone has hit it or maybe it just was not cast that well. Some small knocks
to the front end of the cylinder. It is a good honest gun. There is a small hairline
split on the bottom of the pistol grip where it meets the action and the butt plate
has split and has been subject to a repair. The repair has been very well executed.
A nice original complete honest gun the sear etc works fine, a much better example
than many we have seen.
Stock No: 3955
IMPROVED MODEL D (light model)
Old air rifle is in very nice condition very well presented perfectly clean and with
all components correct. The stock has been refinished but superbly so the checkering
is still sharp the woodwork is smooth with no visible scratches or marks. The metalwork
is slightly brown but mostly smooth and slightly worn on the cylinder but all the
markings are still visible. As we said the screw heads are excellent, the original
open sights are fitted and possibly the original spring which seams to be a flat
section one. A really nice looking 105 year old rifle.
NEAR OFFERS INVITED
Stock No: 3964
IMPROVED MODEL D
Cosmetically this rifle is in fair condition. The metalwork is brown with pitting
on top of the cylinder. There is no lettering present on the cylinder for the simple
fact that there never would have been any. This would have been an example with photo
etching which was introduced just before the 1st world war. The sights are complete
although the elevating wheel is a new replacement part. Some original screws some
non original screws and one, the cocking lever axis bolt completely mullered on one
side but does its job. The stock is very nice with no major scratches or defects,
good sharp checkering, nice original finish and a very nice applied gun maker’s badge
being that of Roberts Gunmakers, Steel house lane Birmingham. Steel house lane of
course being the road in which Lincoln Jeffries shop was situated at the heart of
the Birmingham gun maker’s quarter. The rifle has been fitted with the new piston
head and mainspring very recently. The tap is nice and air tight, the front sight
remarkably is complete with its original post bead. There is one screw missing being
the cocking link axis screw lock screw although the screw that is the cocking link
screw is almost definitely the wrong item but seems to do its job. Overall a bit
of a mixed bag. Its clearly had lots of use but the stock is actually very nice and
lasted better than the metal work.