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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.

Stock No 4777

Price: £1180.00

Year:  c1890

Calibre: 4.5mm

GIFFARD

CO2 RIFLE

This lovely quality, French made, CO2 rifle is in very good condition retaining lots of its original finish which is just starting to take on a light patina of age which is indicative of it not having been refinished. Fitted with its original nice quality rear sight and this is the model with sling swivels fitted which again are the original fittings. Nice engraving all around the breach block, nice crisp checkering to the hammer, no signs of abuse, stock is good just lost its polish, and there is a couple of very minor marks to it and possibly a little bit of damage to the toe of the stock. Believed to be the original vulcanite type butt plate. These are a nice quality rifle. The first CO2 design ever produced.

MAIL ORDER INFORMATION


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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Our stock changes continuously so please check before travelling.

We usually have more than what is shown here in our shop. Call in and see us.

Stock No 4791

Price: £285.00

Year:  c1906

Calibre: .177

BSA

AIR RIFLE (Lincoln Jeffries patent)

This airgun has been quite nicely refinished, the metalwork is mostly black a little bit thin in places alll screw heads are good and components are correct. The stamping on top of the cylinder has been mostly lost in the polishing process but reminents of it are still there. Stock has also been refinished but the  trade mark (BSA Pilarms) is still nice and clear on the stock, the checkering is a bit rubbed over and smoothed off. A nice looking example some people like refinished guns and some do not. This may have been in much worse condition at one point and we are certain that the work done on this has improved it immencsly. Good main spring, good tight tap and a good piston seal.

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  4896

Price: £340.00

Year:  c1906

Calibre: .177 smoothbore

ANSONIA

AIRGUN

This interesting air rifle is in fair condition it has no finish left on it may have been originally nickel plated or blued not quite sure. Fully octagonal barrel nice  flip up rear sight with two leaf types the only markings on the rifle are Ansons bolt action on the barrel locking lever. Nicely shaped trigger block. These are almost identical to the MGR 1901 patent air rifle its not known wether Ansons bought in parts or copied the mgr or modified bought in rifles. Stock has been refinished, has a few surface  marks one little dent probably the original butt plate fitted. Clean condition, mainspring has a lot of congealed grease visible through the slot. Basically complete and seems original.

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 4888

Price: £280.00

Year:  c1937

Calibre: .177

BSA

A series underlever

This is a very nice example of one of the scarcest prewar underlevers from BSA the A model. This example is in very good condition retaining lots of its original finish just with the lightest of patina overall. The etching is visible on top of the cylinder but going a little bit brown but is all there. All the components seem original, the stock is nice, overall a very good example but with one fault. There is a slight flake of wood that has come off of the butt, it is delaminated but the original piece has been glued on it is visible and perhaps not the most brilliant of jobs but the wood is there, seems to have split along the grain, the rest of the rifle is very nice.

SOLD 0821

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.

Stock No 5024

Price: £175.00

Year:  March 1906

Calibre: .177

BSA

LINCOLN JEFFRIES PATENT

This early bsa is in fair complete condition, the metalwork is brown and evenly pitted overall. The markings on top of the cylinder are virtually illegable, they are there and can be read but only just. The front sight is missing its bead and seems to haVE BEEN reprofiled a long time ago. Original rearsight fitted, the cocking link axis screw is a non original item but looks ok. The trigger axis bolt is an original item but dosnt look ok. The head is mashed and knarled. Needs replacing or sorting out. Stock is original not been rubbed down, the bsa trade mark is visible numourours marks and scratches of age, and a thin crack on one side of pistol grip where it meets the trigger block. A very common fault with these where the wood has dried out over the years where the bolt runs through the middle. The chequering is reasonable a bit smoothed of through use, but not rubbed over. A reasonably honest gun probably with the original spring fitted which has seen better days but may even be a pair of springs. A fair collectors item not overly mucked about with but not a mint one either.

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Stock No: 4908

Price: £920.00

Year: c1908

Calibre:  .25

IMPROVED BRITANNIA

BRITANNIA

This highly  desirable rare scarce item is very nicely presented. It has been professionally refinished but we know this to have been done more than 32 years ago. It is complete and all original parts, the engraving on top of the cylinder is very clear and fully legible as are the trade marks on the side. The refinishing work has been done beautifully. The stock is original with nice sharp chequering, some surface marks and scratches of age, there is a hairline crack down either side of the pistol grip where it meets the trigger block. This is quite common on these guns. Also stamped in to the stock is the name Walter Grubb. This has been done neatly with some sort of metal stamp. It is stamped in to both sides of the stock (see photos above) upside down on one side, the right way up on the other. Open sights fitted are original and complete, all nice and crisp, this really does look a nice rifle.

SOLD 0721 SOLD 0921

COMMISSION SALE

Price: £1950.00

Year:  c1820-1845

Calibre:  .40”

BURROWS

PRESTON

This is a very nice English made butt reservoir rifle with a shagreen or shark skin covered butt, breech block with engraving on it and Burrow Preston engraved. 30 inch barrel with what appears to be a leather covered fore end in green, complete with a 5 ball mould and a very nice quality pump with foot plate and a period oil bottle and also  a single ball mould. In a later made specially fitted case which is a nice quality solid leather covered case marked “Conway” on top. The whole being a very nice ensemble, genuine antique of nice quality. Condition is ok general wear and the engraving on the breach block is a little bit light the metalwork has gone a little bit brown but all the engraving can be seen including a rabbit on one side, a lion head on the top and scroll engraving on other side. A very nice item indeed.

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.

Stock No  4890

Price: £260.00

Year:  c1921

Calibre: .22

BSA

STANDARD “S” MODEL

This is a very nice example, the metalwork is good just with the lightest of patinas overall, the photo etching is not quite visible. Maybe the tiniest trace with a bit of imagination but we would say not visible. Rifle is complete with its original open sights, all components are correct, very good spring, piston and tap fitting. Stock is nice, nicely grained walnut in very good condition just a few minor surface marks, never been refinished, this is a good solid example which has not been messed about with.

SOLD 0921

SUPER NEW PRODUCT


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.


24/28cm

£8.50


28/32cm

£18.50

Phone to order 01243 827500

Stock No 5026

Price: £78.00

Year:  c1900

Calibre:  .177

GEM

AIRGUN

This small Gem has been cleaned of all its original finish, would probably have been nickel plated, leaving a mottled bare surface. The gun is complete relatively tight at the breach, you can just about make out manufactured in Germany on top of the barrel flat. Stock is very nice having been rubbed down and refinished, looks good. Good clean smooth bore, original open sights fitted, probably original mainspring as it is flat rectangular one. A basic example in reasonably sound condition.

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Stock No 5067

Price: £895.00

Year:  c1938 or 39

Calibre:  .25

WEBLEY

MARK 2 SERVICE

This number 3 bore rifle is in nice original condition, the metalwork is good to very good, some light thinning of the bluing with no faults or tool marks just light signs of use. All the markings are crisp and clear, all components would appear to be as they would have come from the factory nice and crisp. Barrel fits in to the carriage perfectly, some wear on the barrel where it goes in to the carriage but its not visible once the rifle is assembled. Good clean rifled bore, which is in .25 calibre, a nice stock, beautiful bit of walnut, a few minor surface marks but nothing to worry about. Supplied in a recently made nice quality case fitted for this rifle and 2 barrels of which 1 only the .25 is present. The number on the barrel is the same as the number on the action. This is the barrel that would originally have been supplied being a rare .25 calibre one much scarcer than .22 or .177 and highly desirable. A nice rare very collectable rifle and we did mention it is .25 calibre! Also supplied with a nice wood handle Parker Hale style cleaning rod which fits nicely in to the case.

SOLD 0921