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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
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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.
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.
PUMP FOR AN ANTIQUE AIRGUN
We think this pump was made 1960s or 70s to enable an antique airgun to be filled.
Browned metal with knurling. Front thread size is around 17mm (5/8”) and fits the
Townsend made aircane we have in stock so would seem to be a relatively standard
PUMP TO FIT AIRCANES
Not antique but appears to be some years old. Nicely made, blue/black type steel
finish, c16 inches (41 CM) overall length, not tested but principles involved are
Stock No: 4067
This fine quality CO2 rifle is in good condition retaining lots of its original finish
just slightly going thin on the cylinder where it is held. Lots of nice quality engraving
on the action block. The the word “St. Etienne” are inlaid in gold on top of the
barrel. Original adjustable open sights fitted, tap loading for 8mm ball with the
power adjustment wheel in place. Stock is good with some reasonably sharp checkering
. There has been a chip missing at the toe of the stock, this has been carefully
replaced. The wood and the butt plate have been repaired. Quite well. Lovely ballooned
butt plate with engraved screws which are nice. Overall a good honest example in
the more desirable 8mm rifled barrel version. A lovely collector’s item.
PUMP FOR ANTIQUE AIRGUN with fitting suitable for ball reservoir air rifles. Thread
measures 21mm outside diameter 19mm inside diameter
1” tube. Not antique, not tested, but very well made. Closed length is 17” (432mm)
long. Plain metal hond pump head as per most antique types £140.00
Stock No: 4068
Calibre: ..177 smooth bore
This nice old antique rifle was made by Diana in 1928 and must have looked extremely
modern then compared with BSA’s underlever and Webley’s Service mark 2 offerings
of the same era. This is a really well made solid rifle. This example is in fair
condition, the metalwork having gone a brown and a bit grainy. The Diana stamping
on the end of the cylinder is a bit light and only just visible. The rear sight leaf
blade is a replacement part but does fit well and works fine. DIANA LUFT-GEWEHR stamped
on to the top of the barrel and MADE IN GERMANY just about visible on the under side.
Stock is a nice piece of walnut in fair condition but unfortunately the underside
of the stock is cracked where the under lever cocking slot ends. At some point the
link has bent and hit the wood resulting in the wood breaking. There is only a small
piece of wood missing, this could be filled and the rest of it glued. The wood does
not seem like it is going to come off easily and the link now no longer hits that
piece of wood. Good mainspring, nice tight action, good trigger mechanism. We believe
this went on to become the Diana model 35 which was a very long lasting model in
Diana’s line up. This was probably the biggest break barrel rifle they had it measures
about 43” in length with a 18.5” smooth bore 177 barrel. (metric conversions for
the modern peoples available on that there modern interweb contraption somewhere).
A well made rifle. A new barrel sealing breech washer has been fitted and forms an
o ring which works perfect.
50 years of air gun evolution, lots of models in between.
Stock No CSBD
This nice early BSA air rifle is very well presented it has been re finished at some
stage in the past so the metal work is a nice deep black colour. The stampings on
top of the cylinder are a bit light have been slightly polished away but they are
actually all there and legible. Stock is particularly nice with a clear BSA trade
mark and good crisp checkering. Some light handling marks overall, screw heads are
good and the mechanism is tight and sound. Believe open sights fitted are original.
Overall a nice looking rifle with the straight hand stock.
CS (CLUB SPECIAL)
this clasic old air rifle is in honest sort a condition the metal work is an even
brown grainy finish it is complete and all the screw heads look good although one
screw may be incorrect. sights are original and working fine, stock is nice and tightly
on the gun, a few surface marks and scratches. the top of the pistol grip appears
to have been very carefully repaired with a new piece of wood having been let in
at the top but then finished superbly such that it appears that the wood should be
there anyway. there may have been a peep sight fitted here originally but this has
now been removed. when the gun was presented to us with the idea of us selling it
we were reluctant to take it in as we already had two in stock. we have now sold
one of them. this one we did have to work on as it was a bit "lively" as presented
but a bit of proper lubrication/modification means it now shoots nice and safely
and smoothly. an honest and original example just with the work done on the pistol
grip. this is the 45" long Club shooting version of the BSA Standard.
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
Stock No 4239
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 4251
STANDARD 'S' MODEL
This big air rifle is in generally good original condition. The photo etching can
just be made out and is readable in a reasonable light. The metalwork has started
to turn slightly grainy but is a dark black colour overall. All components seem to
be correct, all screw heads are good, stock has numerous surface marks/scratches
of age. Overall the rifle is just beginning to show a light bloom of age as might
be expected from a 94 year old gun. Spring is good, good close fitting tap, no chunks
or bits missing from the wood. Overall a good honest example.
Stock No 4252
S STANDARD MODEL
This is a mostly honest and decent condition rifle. Metalwork is brown and grainy.
All original components apart from the rear sight blade which is a homemade replacement
but does do the job and is capable of elevation adjustment. Good tight tap mechanism,
nice strong spring, stock is in good order with no cracks or pieces missing, nice
bit of walnut with some surface scratches and marks, photo etching not visible, screw
heads good, front sight complete, overall average condition example considering its
almost 90 years old.
Calibre: .22 rifled
MIDLAND GUN Co.
This example of the not too often seen Demon rifle is in fairly good original condition.
The metal work is brown and smooth for the most part and screw heads would seem to
be original and in good order. The sights may not be original but do look period,
the stock unfortuneately has a crack through the pistol grip a may even have been
in 2 parts at 1 stage. This has been repaired and it looks like a good strong repair
but not cosmetically perfect. There is an unusual pressed in emblem on the side of
the stock which looks a bit like the BSA piled arms mark but only appears to have
2 rifles in the stack instead of 3. Quite a crisp tight action just a shame about
the crack in the pistol grip otherwise a very nice item.
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Stock No 4269
MODEL 2 (II)
This nice quality antique air rifle is in good condition retaining some original
finish but some areas of wear and thinning. Nice tight breech block, original open
sights fitted, good clear markings on top of the cylinder reading "HAENEL MOD II"
stock isa in ok condition with nummoroouse surface marks and scratches . There is
a screw on the underside of the butt presumably where a sling swivel was placed at
some stage. Non original trigger adjusting screw and also the trigger guard might
not be the original as it not seem to fit that well. But looks correct period, nice
cast iron piece. Lovely clean straight rifled bore. And good strong main spring.
Stock No 4268
MODEL II D.R.P.
This very solidly made rifle is in good condition but we are not sure of the authenticity
of the barrel lock as it is different to others we have seen but it does look old
and it does look like it should be there and it does function very well. It is just
the shape of it that is unusual. The rear sight blade and screw are working replacements
not original replacements. The metal work is mostly smooth but a bit grey and worn,
nice clear markings on the top being "Haenel mod II D.R.P. " And the Haenel arrow
trade mark on top of the trigger block. Stock is good with just minor surface marks
no major cracks. Trigger adjust screw is almost certainly not the original one, well,
not the original one it is a replacement. Good spring and piston seal and breech
seal. A very sold action.
Stock No 4279
MARK 2 (II)
This is a totally honest and original gun. All components exactly as they should
be. There is small amounts of original finish in hiden areas but the rest has gone
a bit brown grainy and with very light wear. Very nice stock, possibly been refinished
it looks superb. Sights fitted and working as they should do, matching serial numbers,
good screw heads and pin heads, not mucked about with,
Stock No 4280
SERVICE MARK 2 (II)
As the Webley Service above only slightly better overall.
Stock No 4275
IMPROVED MODEL D
This classic old air rifle is in good very original condition. The bead has been
lost or removed from the front sight and the rest of the rifle is original and complete.
Screw heads are ok, metal work is brown and a bit grainy but all markings are nice
and clear including Lincoln Jeffries Patent on the under lever and nice clear manufacturers
markings on the cylinder. Stock is good with no major cracks or losses just general
surface wear. Nice clear trade mark of the BSA pile arms logo and crisp checkering.
Overall a very good honest and original rifle. Probably with its original flat section
MODEL 102 period 2
We have not had too many of these through our hands at all at all. This is a Crosman
dating from before the war its a 102 model with built in magazine system which is
loaded by a bolt mechanism and tubular magazine on side of the gun. Then cock the
gun then pump it up to the desired power level. Cocks and shoots fine. Good condition
we suspect the metal work may have been repainted, its been done quite neatly. This
is the version with the rubber fore end which was not made for long and was advertised
by Crosman as the "silent" rifle or "clickless" model its not silent when you pump
it up but we were not responsible for the advertising!
Stock No 4274
This nice antique air gun is in the form of an air cane which would have been popular
in Victorian times. Nice believed original horn handle, complete with a later key
and a Damascus finished pump. No maker's name. Muzzle loading but there is no ram
rod with this, we believe the ferrule on the end to be a later component. Lock work
complete. An interesting antique item.
Stock No 4266
An interesting underlever air rifle of prewar origins much smaller than anything
BSA made its actually rather neat. Unusual construction underlever which is pressed
sheet metal but nevertheless still quite solid on cocking. This example is in fair
condition with speckled rust and wear over the cylinder but reasonable level of finish
on the barrel and wear and slight pitting on the under lever. Open sights fitted
with would appear to be original, nice tight working tap mechanism, screw heads a
little bit chewed and knarled and a bit abused, stock sort of ok numerous surface
marks and scratches and an unfortunate crack running don fro the cocking slot to
the trigger guard. We have not had too many of these little underlever rifles we
think its quite a nice little design.
Stock No: 4113
This early English made air rifle which is always popular as a collector’s item is
in not that great condition. In fact there is little to commend it! Other than the
price we are asking! Whilst complete it is not all original. The metal work is brown
and grainy. The open sights are not the correct ones appear to have been fitted a
long time ago as the patina matches exactly the rest of the metal. The markings on
top of the breach are just about readable being Anglo Shureshot mark 1 and then Made
for R Ramsbottom Manchester coxes patent. Serial number on the barrel matches that
on the frame. The stock is a replacement carefully made but not great quality possibly
pine or something similar. The cocking link has been welded at the end quite some
time ago. There is a mysterious hole running through the cylinder possibly for a
pin to hold the end cap in place. The bayonet fitting does that just as well. Breach
is reasonable it does lock up quite tight although there is a little play there.
Spring seams ok trigger mechanism works well, some of the screws and bolts are completely
wrong. Something that a little time and work would improve this and a staining of
the stock would not go a miss.
Stock No 4278
This is a very nice original condition example retaining some of the original nickel
plating on the cylinder. The metalwork is smooth but a bit brown. All the markings
on top of the barrel are clear, those being the word patent and then the the crossed
pistols trade mark of Eisenwerke Gaggenau and then Gem number 5099. The barrel lock
up is very good, the barrel bore is nice and smooth the stock is nice and tight on
the action. Nice cast crescent butt plate fitted, probably the original main spring
which is a little bit tired however we can supply a new main spring for just £5 is
desired although because of the originality of this gun we decided to leave the original
main spring in there. A decent example usually they are a bit battered and worn.