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sent to a registered fire arms dealer near you, and you collect it from them. To
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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
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: 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: 3567
Calibre: .25 or .26 ish
This heavy GEM is a bit wobbly on the barrel but the joint seems reasonably air tight.
The metal work is brown and grainy, the top of the barrel is marked “PATENT” with
“GEM” further along. The stock is a little loose on its fixing plate and also has
a former owner’s initials and a date scratched in to the stock. The spring is possibly
the original it’s a flat section one that has definitely seen better days but admirably
still does what it is supposed to do. A bit of a worn out example but an example
it truly is! Although we have called it a .25 cal most .25 pellets actually drop
right down in to the breech so it may actually be a .26 (6.5mm). At this time of
GEM production all sorts of calibres were available and it may be that this was primarily
designed for shooting slightly metric sized darts or cup slugs.
Stock No: A98
This really nice quality air rifle is in very good condition the action retains nearly
all its original finish with lovely engraving all over. The cylinder has lost a little
finish but the cylinder is not specific to the gun as these were supplied on an exchange
basis. Very slight patination or light pitting to the barrel which can be seen only
in very good light. Original open sights are fitted, very nice adjustable rear sight,
case hardened trigger and a superb balloon pattern butt plate which is the original.
The stock is excellent with nice crisp checkering, some surface marks and one scratch
down one side which is a shame. A lovely thing to own, this in the 6mm version, all
components seem to be original having had very little use. “St Etienne” is engraved
in gold on top of the barrel and then “Darmeset cycles De Saint-Etienne”
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..
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.
Stock No: 3564
This 83 year old gun has seen better days. The metal brown and pitted, the barrel
l,lock does not really do its job any more a good tap of the barrel and it will open.
The barrel itself has a definite inclination upwards which should give it longer
range(!!!). A new breech seal has been fitted and the spring is quite good. The front
stock screws are definitely not originals and the stock itself seems to have had
a repair undernneath and is generally scratched and a bit worn. The rear sight is
not the original it is a Relum one a very useful Relum rearsight which fits many
guns of this type. The front sight is original and the gun is a very average example
of its typo but considering its age is not too bad really.
Stock No: A100
STANDARD ‘S’ MODEL
Whilst this rifle is generally in fairly good condition the sights are not original.
The front sight is probably a heavily modified original part, now consisting just
of a very slightly tapered blade and the rear sight is a flip up sight somewhat similar
to that fitted to the juvenile model with two different blades but it does give a
very nice sight picture overall. The photo etching is just barely visible under a
good light on a slightly silver and worn looking cylinder. The stock has a few surface
marks and scratches of age but is not loose or cracked. Most of the screw heads seem
to be the original and the mainspring is certainly a very good one and the tap and
piston seal do their job well.
Stock No: 3552
Year: January 1908
IMPROVED MODEL D
This antique air rifle is in nice original condition the underlever barrel catch
is an obvious replacement but works well. Everything else, sights screws etc, seem
to be original and quite good. The metal work is brown with areas of light metal
showing through and light general pitting overall. Nice straight hand stock which
is nice and tight with fairly good checkering, visible BSA pilearms trade mark. The
tap and piston seal are in good order, the rifle is a possible candidate for refinishing
but would probably be a shame really to do that, although some do like to do it in
which case this would be a suitable candidate. Inscriptions on the top are legible
but very slightly light in places.
The replacement barrel latch. Works fine.
Stock No: 3607
CS “CLUB SPECIAL”
This quite scarce variant of the BSA under lever is in fairly good condition with
all its original open sights screws and fittings etc. Some original deep black finish
is present in hidden areas under the cocking link and barrel. The rest of exposed
areas is a bit brown and grainy. No photo etching is visible but we are confident
the rifle has not been refinished. The spring and piston seal are adequate we did
not feel it was worth replacing them but a future purchaser may wish to pursue this.
Unfortunately the stock has been subject to a modification in the form of an inletted
piece of wood in the left hand side of the butt for some reason we are not sure why
it was done, maybe to remove a previous owners name. The stock is tight on the gun
and the trigger mechanism is quite good. This is the full 45” length version of the
under lever in .177 made for club shooting. The serial number prefix (letter C) is
a bit light but it is there we believe the trigger blocks were made and stamped with
the normal S for the .22 under lever but as this was in the first year of manufacture
of this version the letter C has simply been added before it noting that it was a
club version of what would have been the normal .22 S version.