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7th MAY, 2022 - ON-LINE CATALOGUE A58

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CATALOGUE A58 May 7th 2022:

ITEMS NO 301 – 400

301 U.S. SHARPS NEW MODEL 1859 STRAIGHT BREECH PERCUSSION B/L MILITARY RIFLE: 52 Cal; 30" barrel marked with HARTFORD address & NEW MODEL 1859; vg. bore; standard front & rear sights; lock plate rhs marked RS LAWRENCE PAT APRIL 12th 1859 & C. SHARPES PAT OCT 5TH 1852, lhs with C. SHARPES PAT SEPT 12th 1848; standard iron furniture in the white, wrist tang with 40169; exc profiles; 85% original blue to barrel; action retains case colour; exc. original stock with few minor scuffs; complete with swivels; vgwo & cond. #40169 N/L Catalogue A58
Catalogue A58
$2000 – 3000
302 BRITISH ISSUE PATTERN 1853 PERCUSSION RIFLE, 2nd Type: 577 Cal; 39" barrel retained by 3 solid bands; g. bore; standard sights & fittings; lock marked with 1855 TOWER; regulation brass t/guard & furniture; smooth profiles, clear markings; thinned orig blue finish to barrel; silver grey to barrel bands & lock; g. stock with Pimlico 1864 roundel & I.C.R (1st Class Reserve) to butt; full ordnance markings throughout including Pimlico stamps; repro ramrod of incorrect type; fitted with vg. Enfield factory made bayonet & later type scabbard; gwo & vg. cond. N/L Catalogue A58 $1600 – 2000
303 U.S. SHARPS MODEL 1863 STRAIGHT BREECH LOADING CARBINE: 52 Cal; 22" barrel marked SHARPS RIFLE MANUFG CO HARTFORD CONN; vg. bore; standard front & rear sights with NEW MODEL 1863 marked behind rear sight; SHARPS PATENT 1852 & RS LAWRENCE PAT 1859 to lock plate rhs & lhs with C.SHARPS PAT SEPT 12TH 1848; g. profiles, crisp lock markings; plum finish to barrel, action, band & butt trap; g. stock with moderate bruising; complete with butt trap, saddle ring & bar; gwo & cond. #C5870 N/L Catalogue A58
Catalogue A58
$1900 – 2000
304 HALL MODEL 1819 BREECH LOADING FLINTLOCK RIFLE: 52 Cal; 32 5/8" round barrel secured by 3 bands; exc bore; standard front & rear sights; breech marked J.H.HALL H.FERRY U.S 1838; iron regulation furniture; exc profiles & breech markings; thin lacquered original brown finish to barrel; brown patina to bands, furniture & breech; generally exc. stock with a few minor bruises & scratches; complete with swivels & rod; gwo & vg. to exc cond. N/L Catalogue A58 $3500 – 4500
305 BOER WAR P.WEBLEY COMMERCIAL MARTINI HENRY RIFLE: 450/477 Cal; 33.2" barrel; poor bore; standard sights & fittings; receiver marked to rhs MARTINI PATENT & lhs with P.WEBLEY & SON BIRMINGHAM & with O.V.S. 822 (Orange Free State); uniform light pitting to barrel, receiver & furniture; walnut stock with minor to moderate bruising to all, small losses at wrist & carved J.WARD & JA to butt lhs; complete with swivels & rod; tight action; p to f cond o/all. N/L Catalogue A58 $500 – 900
306 RUSSIAN FLINTLOCK MUSKET: 69 Cal; 41.25" barrel dated 1835; f. to g. bore; regulation sights & brass furniture; rounded lock, marked for TULA arsenal & 1841, regulation brass pan, cock retaining screw replaced; butt plate tang with v. faint double head Eagle; pale grey patina to barrel & lock; vg. cond stock, cheek rest to lhs, small sliver absent to rod channel, smooth profiles, v. few minor bruises; complete with swivels, rod & g. cond bayonet, N/S; vgwo & cond. N/L Catalogue A58 $1800 – 2000
307 BRITISH SNIDER NAVAL RIFLE: .577" Cal; 30.6" barrel with bayonet lug; g. bore; standard sights; lock marked with ROYAL CYPHER VR to tail & 1861; fitted with a MKII** breech; mellow brass regulation furniture; 80% original blue finish; freckled grey to lock & fittings; g profiles & markings; g. stock with minor to moderate bruising, butt with 1862 date in small roundel; complete with swivels, rod & g. cond P/1859 cutlass bayonet, no scabbard; gwo & cond. A converted Belgium contract P/1858 rifle. N/L Catalogue A58 $1800 – 2500
308 RARE GREENE BRITISH CAVALRY CAPPING B/L PERCUSSION CARBINE: .577 Cal; 18" barrel; exc bore; standard front & rear sights; VR, ROYAL CYPHER & MASS ARMS CO CHICOPEE FALLS USA 1856 to lock; fitted with Maynard’s tape primer; iron butt plate, patch box & t/guard; exc profiles & clear markings; 85% original finish to all metal parts, freckling to breech section; g. stock with minor to moderate scratches; vgwo & cond. Of 2000 Greene Carbines ordered most were eventually broken up & only their locks survive. #955 N/L Catalogue A58
Catalogue A58
$3500 – 5000
309 W.W. GREENER MARTINI CADET RIFLE: .297-230 Cal; 27.5" barrel, top stamped Made by the Birmingham Small Arms Co Ltd Birmingham & 230 L & 10/12 824; Kangaroo image stamped on top of receiver; f to g bore; std sights & fittings; action lhs stamped WW GREENER MAKER BIRMINGHAM; rhs stamped COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA; 70 – 80% original finish to barrel & action; g. stock, v. minor bruising, butt rhs with 824 & possibly faint letters above; with a damaged rod; g. profiles; gwo & cond. #824 N/L Catalogue A58 $400 – 600
310 BRITISH THOMAS TURNER PRESENTATION PERCUSSION MILITARY MATCH RIFLE: 451 Cal; 33" barrel; f. bore; fitted with standard rear sight of the period, front globe sight with windage adjustment & spirit level; borderline engraved lock marked THOMAS TURNER 8 FISHER ST BIRMINGHAM; steel furniture with extended spur to rear of the t/guard; wrist fitted with a later period adjustable tang sight, original tang base present but later period sight; vg. profiles & clear markings; deep blue finish to barrel; soft brown patina to bands, t/guard & fittings; minor pitting to rear end of lock & hammer; vg. orig stock with short hairline crack on lhs from tang to 2nd lock retaining screw, small deep bruise beside barrel tang end, chequered forend & wrist; silver plaque inlaid to rhs of butt reads Q.(W).R.V 11th COMPANY THE LADIES PRIZE WON BYPRIVATE WILLIAM LAY SEPTEMBER 29th 1862; all complete with snap cap & chain & rod; vgwo & cond. N/L Catalogue A58 $3500 – 4500
311 BRITISH PARKER FIELD & SONS PRESENTATION PERCUSSION MILITARY MATCH RIFLE & BAYONET: 577 Cal; 39" barrel; f. to g. bore, 3 groove; fitted with standard military sights; chevron borderline & acanthus foliate engraved lock marked PARKER FIELD & SONS; steel furniture of military style; vg. profiles & clear markings; deep blue finish to barrel; soft brown patina to lock, bands, t/guard & fittings with foliate engraving to most; vg. original stock with minor bruises & period repair to lhs of butt tang, chequered forend & wrist; silver shield inlaid to rhs of butt reads PRESENTED BY LANCASHIRE VOLSSOUTHPORT – AWARDED TO SGT R.L. LEYTON CHESHIRE RIFLE VOLS WINNER 800 YARDS 25TH SEPT 1860; all complete with snap cap, rod & rare relief ornately engraved P/1853 style socket bayonet with wreathed copperplate winners initials RLL, ricasso with PARKER FIELD & SON 233 HOLBORN LONDON & numbered 10, N/S; vgwo & cond. An impressive prize rifle. N/L Catalogue A58 $3500 – 4500
312 U.S. SHARPS MODEL 1869 BREECH LOADING TARGET RIFLE: .45 Cal; 28" heavy round barrel marked OLD FAITHFUL also SHARPS RIFLE MANUFG CO BRIDGEPORT CONN, breech stamped BUSINESS 45; vg. bore; dovetailed German silver blade front sight, empty rear sight dovetail, peep sight fitted to tang; lock plate lhs with SHARPS RIFLE CO PAT APR 6 1869; fitted with double set trigger; g. profiles, crisp markings; 80% original plum finish to barrel, pale grey patina to action; g. stock with minor bruising; vgwo & cond. #161357 N/L Catalogue A58 $2500 – 3000
313 COMMERCIAL MARTINI HENRY RIFLE by HARKOM & SON: 450/577 Cal; 28.3" barrel, engraved JOSEPH HARKOM & SON 32 PRINCES STREET EDINBUROUGH; g. bore; standard style sights, silver nose cap; receiver rhs engraved with acanthus foliate & HARKOM & SON EDINGURGH & fitted with safety catch, with dotted word in foreign script, lhs engraved ensuite & with MARTINI’S PATENT 111; lever engraved with foliate & 1215; f. to g. profiles & markings; uniform mottled grey/brown patina to barrel & action; walnut stock with minor bruising, g. cond butt with chequered wrist, forend in f, cond with smooth chequering, losses to rod channel, distressed finish; complete with swivels & replaced rod; gwo & f to g cond o/all. N/L Catalogue A58 $700 – 900
314 FRANCOTTE MARTINI CADET RIFLE: 297-230 Cal; 27" barrel; p. bore; standard sights & fittings; action lhs with MACHINE MADE BY A. FRANCOTTEE LIEGE BELGIUM MANUFACTURER AND PATENTEE all within a swirling banner; also FRANCOTTEE’S PATENT stamp & 7202; f to g profiles & markings; mottled brown finish to barrel & frame; f to g stock with minor bruising, chip rhs at action; butt rhs with pinned leather cartridge holder for 7 rounds; no clearing rod, action a/f; f to g cond o/all. #7202 N/L Catalogue A58 $400 – 600
315 FRANCOTTE MARTINI CADET RIFLE retailed by W.R. PAPE: 297-230 Cal; 27" barrel engraved W.R. PAPE NEWCASTLE ON TYNE; g. bore; standard sights & fittings; knoxform & action lhs have W within crossed pennants stamp; t/guard engraved á; g profiles; 90% original finish to barrel & frame; vg. stock with minor bruising; 1 x swivel & clearing rod absent; crisp action; gwo & cond. #07345 N/L Catalogue A58 $500 – 700
316 BOXER REBELLION MATCHLOCK GUN: .450 Cal: 45" round barrel held in half stock via 1 band & a wrist strap, pistol grip butt incorporates a serpentine lock which acts into a vent hole at the top of the breech; the stock bears an old faded stamped inscription which might be S.SHEAF 108 VNC POA.TING. FH 1900. A gun of unusual configuration, the whole showing a lot of age. A great research project. N/L Catalogue A58 $300 – 500
317 BOER WAR COMMERCIAL MARTINI HENRY ZAR CARBINE: 450/477 Cal; 21.5" barrel; g bore; standard sights & fittings; receiver lhs with ZAR 3793; uniform mottled brown patina to barrel, receiver & furniture; g. cond stock with small recess for circular disc to butt lhs, a carved initial H to stock below the lever; with swivels, rod absent; gwo & cond. N/L Catalogue A58 $900 – 1200
318 BRITISH VOLUNTEER SNIDER CAVALRY CARBINE: .577 Cal; 19" barrel; p to f bore with 5 groove rifling; standard sights; action with locking lug; lock with decorative engraved border; brass regulation furniture includes t/guard with ensuite engraved border, side-nail cup washers absent; light wear to profiles; 90% original finish to barrel & lock; g. cond half stock, butt rhs with darker coloration & minor bruising, small chip at lock; swivels absent; lock a/f (mainspring) o/w f. to g. cond o/a. N/L Catalogue A58 $500 – 700
319 BRITISH MARTINI HENRY ARTILLERY CARBINE: .461 Cal; 21.3" barrel; bore reamed out, breech stamps include NITRO PROOF; standard sights & bayonet stud to front band; action marked VR Royal cypher ENFIELD 1882 I.C.1.; f. profiles & g. markings; barrel with deep blue finish, action with pale patina; g. cond stock with minor bruising, fore wood darker than butt; complete with rod, butt swivel absent; gwo & cond. N/L Catalogue A58 $600 – 700
320 BRITISH VOLUNTEER PATT 1856 SHORT RIFLE: 577 Cal; 33" barrel; regulation sights & steel furniture; p. to f. bore; lock faintly marked with crown & 1859; smooth profiles; all metal with acid clean finish & light pitting with moderate pitting to breech area; vg. cond stock with minimal bruises; complete with swivels, rod is 4" too short, nipple broken o/w gwo & cond. N/L Catalogue A58 $500 – 900
321 BRITISH COMPOSITE ARTILLERY PERCUSSION CARBINE: 577 Cal; 24" barrel with sword bar, retained by one solid band with spring & one screw band; p. to f. bore; regulation rear sight, front sight absent; standard brass furniture, butt tang with D.2 over 324; lock marked VR Royal cypher 1855 TOWER; smooth profiles; barrel & hammer lightly pitted & pale brown patina, blue plum to lock; p to f cond stock with moderate bruising, butt rhs with BáO & sale stamp; with swivels, rod absent; a cut down P/1853 Type 2 rifle with sword bar added; gwo & f cond o/all. N/L Catalogue A58 $500 – 700
322 COMMERCIAL MARTINI HENRY RIFLE by WITTEN: 450/577 Cal; 33.2" barrel; p to f bore; std sights & fittings, cross pin missing to front band; receiver rhs with ARMATA ROMANA roundel & lhs with WITTEN 1879 logo roundel; uniform mottled grey/brown patina & light to moderate pitting to barrel, receiver & furniture; walnut stock with minor to mod bruising to all & 2 old repairs; 1 swivel & rod absent; p to f cond o/all. N/L Catalogue A58 $400 – 500
323 INDIA MADE COMPOSITE FLINTLOCK TRADE MUSKET: .780 Cal; 39" barrel of twist construction, section missing at breech from removal of a nipple lump exposing some of the flash channel, oversize touch hole alongside; poor bore; basic sights; brass furniture includes scroll grip t/guard & 2 rod pipes; lock with ring neck cock with bun-nut, engraved with Indian motif; silvery grey patina to barrel & lock; vg. cond stock with few minor bumps; complete with swivels, rod absent; f to g cond o/all. N/L Catalogue A58 $1400 – 1700
324 KYBER PASS MADE MARTINI HENRY RIFLE: 450/577 Cal; 33.2" barrel; p bore; regulation sights & fittings; receiver stamped with imitation British markings, as are breech, fittings & stock; uniform speckled grey/brown patina to barrel & receiver; walnut stained hardwood stock in g. cond; front band & rod absent; g. cond o/all. N/L Catalogue A58 $400 – 600
325 BRITISH PATTERN 1840 PERCUSSION CONSTABULARY CARBINE: .65 Cal; 26½" barrel; p. smooth bore; Lovell’s bayonet catch absent; lock marked VR Royal cypher 1855 TOWER; mellow brass regulation furniture; butt tang stamped A 243; f. profiles & clear Ordnance stamps; old black paint flaking away from pitted barrel, good lock with pale brown patina; f to g stock with moderate bruising, chip at lhs swivel hole, the whole coated with old varnish, BáO to butt; rod, swivels, nipple, some screws & pins absent; gwo & p to f cond. A great restorer’s project. N/L Catalogue A58 $400 – 600
326 BRITISH VOLUNTEER PATT 1855 LANCASTER SWORD BAYONET: for Sappers & Miners carbine; vg. 24" blade with a smattering of light staining; vg. chequered leather grips; vg. cross guard & pommel with a pleasing mellow finish; end of pommel has 1662; complete with p. to f .cond matching brass mounted leather scabbard; the chape with moderate bruising & the leather partially severed just above the chape. N/L Catalogue A58 $400 – 500
327 BRITISH VOLUNTEER PATT 1858 BAR ON BAND SHORT RIFLE YATAGHAN SWORD BAYONET: g. 22.75" blade with single fullers, v. light staining; g. chequered grips; single stage mortice; 20.2mm MRD; no markings; complete with steel mounted black leather scabbard in f to g cond, stitching a/f, with frog by HOBSON & SONS 1920 LONDON. N/L Catalogue A58 $300 – 400
328 BRITISH VOLUNTEER PATT 1856 SHORT RIFLE YATAGHAN SWORD BAYONET: g. 22.6" blade with single fullers, light to moderate staining; g chequered grips; two stage mortice; 20mm MRD; ricasso with CHAVASSE; complete with a g to vg brass mounted black leather scabbard; with correct brown leather frog. N/L Catalogue A58 $350 – 450
329 BRITISH PATTERN 1879 ARTILLERY SAWBACK SWORD BAYONET: vg. 25.75" blade with WáD inspection stamps & 12/82 date stamp at ricasso; vg. bar hilt stamped 621 & exc chequered black leather grips; complete with g. cond steel mounted black leather scabbard with inspection stamps & stud has 618. N/L Catalogue A58 $500 – 700
330 EAST INDIA Co SAPPERS & MINERS SWORD BAYONET: English made vg 25.3" blade with pale blemishes; marked DEAKIN, with cursive G4 inspection stamp & unit stamp 1 over 255; vg hilt, collar with sight notch; N/S. N/L Catalogue A58 $300 – 400
331 AUSTRALIAN MKI MACHETTE BAYONET: 11.2" broad blade with partial broad arrow stamp to ricasso; Slaz stamped grips; 4673 to pommel; vg. blade with a patina of worn original finish; vg. hilt & grips; complete with correct webbing & canvas scabbard showing little wear & stencilled R.M.B. LTD1944 á H; g. cond. N/L Catalogue A58 $600 – 900
332 SOUTH AUSTRALIA ISSUED ENFIELD PATTERN 1907 HOOKED QUILLION BAYONET: g. 17" blade; ricasso stamped Royal cypher 1907 & issue date 12 ’09 EFD; g hilt & grips with moderate wear, pommel stamped with àß & S A 1152; complete with correct scabbard with tear-drop stud, mouth stamped 4MD 13786 & includes original leather frog stamped Wá D over AUSTRALIA (faint). N/L Catalogue A58 $1000 – 1500
333 LITHGOW CHROMED PARADE PATTERN 1907 BAYONET: vg. 17" blade; ricasso with faint issue date 4 ’44; vg hilt & grips; complete with vg. cond correct scabbard & with leather frog. N/L Catalogue A58 $350 – 500
334 2 x BRITISH VOLUNTEER PATTERN 1848 BRUNSWICK BAYONETS: #1 with vg 22" blade with single fullers; ribbed brass hilt with down swept quillions & bayonet catch; marked 57 & 484; complete with original f. to g. cond brass mounted black leather scabbard also marked 57 & 484. #2 with vg. 17" blade with single fullers; ribbed brass hilt, down swept quillions & bayonet catch; complete with original p. cond scabbard, chape missing, stitching a/f. N/L Catalogue A58 $500 – 700
335 BRITISH VOLUNTEER PATT 1837 BRUNSWICK BAYONET: vg 22.25" blade with nicks & file marks; single fullers; ribbed brass hilt with down swept quillions; catch & spring absent; p. cond o/all. N/L Catalogue A58 $200 – 300
336 BRITISH VOLUNTEER PATT 1856 SHORT RIFLE YATAGHAN SWORD BAYONET: exc cond 22.75" blade with single fullers; vg. chequered grips; two stage mortice; 20mm MRD; ricasso with CHAVASSE; complete with steel mounted black leather scabbard in f. cond N/L Catalogue A58 $300 – 500
337 BRITISH PATTERN 1887 MkIII MARTINI HENRY SWORD BAYONET: vg. to exc 18.3" unfullered blade with WáD inspection stamps WILKINSON SWORD COMPANY LONDON & /89 date stamp at ricasso; vg. hilt, smooth chequered black leather grips; complete with vg. cond India service brass mounted black leather scabbard with inspection stamps. A good clean example. N/L Catalogue A58 $300 – 400
338 BRITISH PATTERN 1859 TYPE 1 NAVAL CUTLASS BAYONET: f to g 26.8" blade with small areas of dark pitting; f to g grooved wooden grips; steel bowl hilt with crack at sword knot slot; N/S. N/L Catalogue A58 $500 – 800
339 BRITISH 1859 PATTERN TYPE 11 NAVAL CUTLASS BAYONET: g. 26.8" blade with v. light staining & v. small edge nicks, view stamp to ricasso; p. to f. chequered leather grips; g. steel bowl hilt & cross guard; 20% old black paint finish to grips & bowl hilt; complete with f. to g. steel mounted black leather scabbard; a good example o/all. N/L Catalogue A58 $800 – 1200
340 SCARCE BRITISH PATTERN 1871 NAVAL CUTLASS BAYONET: g. to vg. 25.6" blade with v. light staining & Ordnance stamps to ricasso including Wá D & 3/75 date; smooth chequered leather grips; g steel bowl, hilt & cross guard with 80% original black finish; complete with f to g steel mounted black leather scabbard, stitching a/f. N/L Catalogue A58 $1100 – 1500
341 SCARCE BRITISH PATTERN 1871 NAVAL CUTLASS BAYONET: exc 25.6" blade; Ordnance stamps to ricasso including WáD & 7/78 date; vg. chequered leather grips; vg. steel bowl, hilt & cross guard; 90% original black finish to bowl interior, bowl exterior with same patina as pommel; sharp profiles & crisp markings. N/L Catalogue A58 $1000 – 1400
342 BRITISH VOLUNTEER PATTERN 1845/1858 NAVAL CUTLASS: vg. cond 27.2" slightly curved unfullered blade with 7" false edge, v. small patches of dark staining & small edge nicks; with MOLE BIRM to ricasso; large bowl sheet iron guard with tapered knuckle bow, grooved iron grip; 50% old black paint finish to grip & bowl; complete with original steel mounted black leather scabbard in g cond. L/R Catalogue A58 $600 – 900
343 BRITISH PATTERN 1889 NAVAL CUTLASS: exc 28" straight unfullered blade; WáD & inspection marks to ricasso, date stamped ’92; bright finish to sheet steel guard with turned over edges, some brown speckling; ribbed cast iron grip with dark grey patina; all complete with steel mounted leather scabbard with vg. tight stitching. An exc example of these early boarding cutlasses. L/R Catalogue A58 $800 – 1200
344 BRITISH 1900/1901 PATT NAVAL BOARDING CUTLASS: g. cond 28" straight short fullered blade with pale grey patina; ricassos with inspection stamps, á MOLE BIRM & ’01 date, blade edge with ’00 date & inspection stamp; sheet steel guard with turned over edges, N stamped to sheet (faint), 70% black finish; f to g cond chequered leather grips; with steel mounted leather scabbard with N stamped to stud, blade does not quite fully sheath, being slightly thicker than scabbard mouth; f to g cond. L/R Catalogue A58 $600 – 900
345 BRITISH 1900/1901 PATT NAVAL BOARDING CUTLASS: exc cond 28" straight short fullered blade with small patches of pale grey patina; ricassos with inspection stamps, á over N, WILKINSON LONDON & 6 ’02 date, blade edge with ’00 date & inspection stamp; á over N stamped to sheet steel guard with turned over edges, soft grey patina; g cond chequered leather grips; N/S. L/R Catalogue A58 $500 – 800
346 BRITISH 1900/1901 PATT NAVAL BOARDING CUTLASS: g cond 28" straight short fullered blade with pale grey patina & v. small stains; ricassos with inspection stamps, á MOLE BIRM & ’02 date, blade edge with ’00 date & inspection stamp; sheet steel guard with turned over edges, N stamped to sheet (faint), 80% black finish to outer bowl, inner unpainted; f to p cond chequered leather grips; N/S. L/R Catalogue A58 $400 – 650
347 BRITISH VOLUNTEER PATTERN 1845/1858 NAVAL CUTLASS: vg. cond 26.7" slightly curved unfullered blade with 7" false edge, pale grey patina to one side, the other a tone darker & mottled, point rounded & small edge nicks; unsigned; large bowl sheet iron guard with tapered knuckle bow, grooved cast brass grip; 95% original black finish to bowl; small brass plate stamped with rack number 1; N/S. L/R Catalogue A58 $400 – 700
348 BRITISH STYLE NAVAL CUTLASS in CHINESE BOXER REBELLION SCABBARD: f to g. cond 28.2" slightly curved unfullered native blade; large bowl sheet iron guard with tapered knuckle bow, slightly miss-shapened; grooved iron grip; black finish giving way to dark brown patina; with g. cond iron mounted, leather covered Chinese scabbard with black lacquer finish; fair cond. L/R Catalogue A58 $300 – 400
349 QLD POLICE, BRITISH PAT 1907 HOOKED QUILLION BAYONET: vg blade by ENFIELD; 1910 issue date; g. original grips; pommel marked QáP 366; complete with Qld Police marked scabbard with a different s/n; both g. cond. N/L Catalogue A58 $900 – 1200
350 AUSTRALIAN MACHETTE BAYONET: vg 11¼” blade with a small á at the ricasso; retaining almost all original blue finish; vg. grips; vg. hilt & pommel with most Factory blue finish intact; complete with original scabbard dated 1944; vg cond. N/L Catalogue A58 $1200 – 1400
351 NAPOLIONIC PERIOD BRITISH C.1800 NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD: 31" curved blade with traces of faint etching & an area of fine pitting near the point; ivory hilt with the cigar band on the hilt with fouled anchor & crown; knuckle bow & side guard decorated with 5 gilt brass balls of various sizes & having a cushion shaped pommel; complete with a brass mounted black leather scabbard with the mouthpiece inscribed LOXHARM ROYAL EXCHANGE; o/a cond good. C.1800 L/R Catalogue A58 $1400 – 1800
352 NAPOLIONIC PERIOD BRITISH C.1800 NAVAL OFFICER’S STIRRUP HILTED SWORD: 32" deeply curved blade with faint etching & damascus pattern; gilt brass hilt with fouled anchors to the languets; gilt brass back piece & Lion’s head pommel; vg. fish skin grips bound with woven brass wire; complete with gilt brass mounted scabbard with the mouthpiece inscribed J. DEAN NO 4 STRAND, gilt finish thinning in some areas; o/a g. cond. C.1850’s L/R Catalogue A58 $1500 – 1900
353 NAPOLEONIC PERIOD BRITISH NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD: fair cond 33" straight blade with single fullers the full length, faint etching, grey light & dark finish & a period repair 4" from the point; gilt brass stirrup hilt with fouled anchors to the languets; fair fish skin grips with loose wire binding; no scabbard; fair cond. L/R Catalogue A58 $600 – 700
354 NAPOLEONIC PERIOD BRITISH NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD: f to g 32" straight blade with single fullers, faint etching of fouled anchors, crossed cannons & Royal cypher & grey finish with light staining; gilt brass stirrup hilt with fouled anchors to the languets; heavy ivory grips, no binding; N/S; f to g cond.L/R Catalogue A58 $600 – 800
355 DANISH MIDSHIPMAN’S SWORD: g. 27 ½" slightly curved blade with single fullers; brass half guard hilt inset with fouled anchor & Danish Royal cypher; g. original dark brown leather grips bound with woven brass wire, slightly loose in some areas; complete with vg. brass mount back leather scabbard; g. cond. L/R Catalogue A58 $600 – 800
356 FRENCH MODEL 1833 NAVAL SEAMAN’S BOARDING CUTLASS: g. 26 ½" broad blade with Chateralt markings to back of the blade & v. light staining; black painted hilt of standard form; iron grip; N/S; g. cond. A scarce French Naval cutlass. L/R Catalogue A58 $800 – 900
357 BRITISH 1804 PATT NAVAL SEAMAN’S CUTLASS: 29" straight blade with light staining; inset with G.R. & Royal cypher to the ricasso; vg. figure 8 hilt & ribbed iron grip; N/S; g. cond & scarce. L/R Catalogue A58 $900 – 1200
358 NAPOLEONIC BRITISH NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD: fair 29" curved blade with a single fuller & a dark grey finish with a few sections of fine to medium pitting; brass D shaped guard & having an urn shaped pommel inset with the Naval fouled anchor; vg. ebony grip with copper strips of binding; N/S; o/a f to g cond. L/R Catalogue A58 $700 – 900
359 BRITISH NAVAL MIDSHIPMAN’S DIRK: g. 18" single edged blade, etched with the Royal cypher & fouled anchor of Edward VII; obverse side has ER VII & Royal cypher; both sides of blade etching has a gilt finish & v. faint blue/background; brass swept quillions with an oval medallion with a Crown, wreath & fouled anchor; g. fish skin grips, missing wire binding & having a Lion’s head pommel & back piece; complete with a vg brass mounted black leather scabbard; o/a g. cond. N/L Catalogue A58 $900 – 1100
360 NAPOLEONIC PERIOD, BRITISH NAVAL MIDSHIPMAN’S DIRK: g. 14½" triangle section blade with light staining; Lion’s head quillions inset with the Naval fouled anchor to the centre; vg. ivory grips with 6 balusters & Lion’s head pommel; comes with a brass mounted black leather scabbard with small sections of leather missing; o/a g. cond. C.1810 L/R Catalogue A58 $900 – 1100
361 BRITISH NAPOLEONIC MIDSHIPMAN’S DIRK by GRIFFIN & ADAMS SWORD CUTLERS TO H.R.H. THE DUKE OF CLARENCE NO 76 STRAND: g. single edged, curved 16" blade with the Royal cypher of GR; obverse side has drums & trophies; gilt finish to Royal cypher, trophies & foliage; thin blue background is absent; brass swept quillions with a plain back piece & Lion’s head pommel; g. chequered ivory grips with a period repair; with a vg brass mounted black leather scabbard; g. cond. C.1800 N/L Catalogue A58 $1100 – 1200
362 SPANISH SPEAR POINTED DOUBLE EDGED BOWIE KNIFE: vg 8½" blade relief engraved in scroll patterns; ricasso dated 1865 & obverse side marked TOLEDO; exc ebony hilt with German silver ferrule & pommel; the pommel inscribed HONble T.J. WYNN from C.F.B.; complete with original fitted leather scabbard; g. cond. Dated 1865 L/R Catalogue A58 $1200 – 1400
363 JAPANESE TANTO: 12" blade with a couple of fine chips to the edge; no hamon line visible; ornate Fuchi with Samurai, wild boar & foliage; tang signed KANEMOTA 兼 元; the hilt bound with green cotton binding; gold embossed Menuki; black same to grip; gold embossed family mon to the pommel; complete with an exc black lacquered scabbard; looks good. L/R Catalogue A58
Catalogue A58
$1400 – 1600
364 EARLY INDO-MUSLIM BASKET HILT SWORD: vg cond 29" unfullered watered blade with chiselled reliefs of Indian monkey god to ricasso; no back edge; traditional hilt incorporates 3 bars, all with worn damascened gold designs; complete with original gold & purple silk covered wood scabbard in tired cond with old scripted catalogue label. 17th cent L/R Catalogue A58
Catalogue A58
$3000 – 3200
365 FRANCOTTE MARTINI ACTION CADET RIFLE: 29-230 Cal; s/shot; 27.5" barrel; fair bore; standard sights with rear sight missing the ladder; B.S.A. address to the barrel; VICTORIAN GOVT markings to lhs of frame; f to g stock & forend with moderate bruising; gwo & cond. #749 N/L Catalogue A58 $400 – 500
366 VICTORIA GOVT ISSUE ENFIELD MKIII MARTINI HENRY SERVICE RIFLE: 450/577 Cal; 33.2" barrel; vg. bore; std sights & fittings; action marked VR ROYAL CYPHER ENFIELD 1885 III 1; g. profiles & v. clear markings; mottled grey/brown finish to barrel, action & fittings; g. stock & forend, minor to mod bruises, 2 x Vic Govt stamps, Enfield roundel, 6 V.G.A. (Vic Garrison Artillery) stamp & 9651 to rhs of butt; complete with rod, swivels & g. P/1876 socket bayonet with MkII scabbard, both VIC GOVT stamped; gwo & cond. #9651 N/L Catalogue A58 $1600 – 1800
367 VICTORIA GOVT ISSUE ENFIELD MARTINI HENRY ARTILLERY CARBINE: 450/577 Cal; 21.3" barrel; standard front & rear sights; vg. bore; bayonet boss integral with front band; receiver marked ROYAL CYPHER ENFIELD 1882 over I.C.1.; vg profiles & clear markings; g. stock, minor bruises, shallow 30mm chip at toe of butt, butt rhs with àß & Enfield roundel, lhs with Vic Govt stamp & 631; g. cond plum/brown finish to barrel & receiver; partial finish to butt & bands; complete with swivels, rod & vg. P/1879 saw back bayonet, N/S; vgwo & cond. #N631 N/L Catalogue A58 $1300 – 1800
368 VICTORIAN GOVT ISSUE MARTINI ENFIELD MK.I B/L SERVICE RIFLE: .303 Cal; s/shot; 30.2" barrel; vg. bore; standard front & rear sights; lhs of action marked ROYAL CYPHER VR ENFIELD 1896 ME 303 I, rhs has ROYAL CYPHER VR ENFIELD 1879 MK.III 1 over stamped 2; vg. profiles & clear markings; 95% original blue finish to barrel& receiver, rhs with period initials GTS; vg. stock, minor scuffs, 25mm K branded to butt lhs, rhs with 2 x Vic Govt stamps, Enfield roundel, àß, 9909 & brass disc; all complete with swivels, hand guard, rare clearing rod & g. cond P/1895 bayonet with MkII scabbard; vgwo & cond. #9909 L/R Catalogue A58 $800 – 1100
369 COLONIAL QLD ISSUE MARTINI ENFIELD MOD. 1878 RIFLE: 303 Cal; s/shot; 30.2" barrel; f. bore with clear rifling; standard sights & fittings; rhs of action marked Q G VR & ROYAL CYPHER, ENFIELD 1900 ME. 303 II; slight wear to profiles & markings; thin blue finish to barrel, action & lever; plum to bands & fittings; f to g stock with areas of heavy bruising & marked Q G; gwo & f cond. #8757 L/R Catalogue A58 $600 – 700
370 VICTORIA GOVT ISSUE BSA & M Co MKIII MARTINI HENRY SERVICE RIFLE: 450/577 Cal; 33.2" barrel; vg. bore; standard sights & fittings; action marked VR ROYAL CYPHER BSA & MCo 1887 III 1; g. profiles & g. to f. markings; plum/blue finish to barrel, action & fittings; vg. stock & forend, with 2 x Vic Govt stamps, BSA roundel & 12704 to rhs of butt; butt comb near tang stamped 148; complete with rod, swivels, original brown sling & g. cond P/1876 socket bayonet with MkII scabbard; vgwo & cond. #12704 N/L Catalogue A58 $1400 – 1900
371 COLONIAL N.S.W. ISSUE PATTERN 1853 ENFIELD RIFLE, 3rd Model: 577 Cal; 39" barrel with screwed bands; p. to f. bore; standard sights & fittings; lock marked with VR royal cypher & 1858, action slightly a/f; brass regulation furniture with moderate dents, stamped N.S.W. to t/guard & A.384 to butt tang; f. to g. profiles & markings; brown patina to barrel & bands, front band blued; grey patina to lock; mellow to brass furniture; f. to g. stock, moderate bruising, losses at rod channel edges, butt rhs with faint R-M ENFIELD 1 roundel & with clear á over GS; with swivels & incorrect rod; f. to g. cond o/all. N/L Catalogue A58 $900 – 1200
372 RARE COLONIAL N.S.W. ISSUE MkIII MARTINI HENRY RIFLE: 450/577 Cal; 33.2" barrel; g. bore; standard front & rear sights; receiver marked with ROYAL CYPHER VR ENFIELD 1884 III over 1; fitted with a rare Arbuthnot quick loading bracket; g. profiles, crisp markings; retaining 85% original finish to barrel & action; g. to vg. stock with a few scratches & bruises, butt rhs with R-M ENFIELD roundel, III over 1 & N.S.W. 3939; all complete with original sling; gwo & cond. NB: Only 20 rifles were fitted with this bracket. N/L Catalogue A58 $3000 – 4000
373 COLONIAL N.S.W. ISSUE PATTERN 1853 ENFIELD ARTILLERY CARBINE, 2nd Model of 1858: 577 Cal; 24" barrel; poor bore; standard sights & fittings; lock marked with VR royal cypher & 1861 TOWER, action slightly a/f; brass regulation furniture with N.S.W. to t/guard & G.377 to butt tang; g. profiles & markings; brown patina to barrel, lock & bands, pitting to nipple area; mellow to brass furniture; g. stock, minor bruising & minor losses at rod channel edges, butt rhs with clear TOWER LONDON WáO 1861 roundel; complete with swivels, chained nipple protector & rod; g to vg. cond o/all. N/L Catalogue A58 $1200 – 1500
374 COLONIAL N.S.W. ISSUE ALEXANDER HENRY BREECH LOADING RIFLE: 450/577 Cal; 33.2" barrel with short knoxform; f to g. bore; standard sights & fittings; action marked B.S.A Co Ltd & dated 1876, lhs with HENRY’S PATENT; g. profiles & clear markings, lock stamped 1876; 75% original finish to barrel & action; g. stock with a dent & small repair to lhs; butt marked N.S.W. JJ.156; complete with swivels & rod; repair to t/guard tang & active surface rust to rod; gwo & cond. N/L Catalogue A58 $1400 – 1700
375 COLONIAL N.S.W. ISSUE ALEXANDER HENRY BREECH LOADING RIFLE: 450/577 Cal; 34.1" barrel with long knoxform; f bore; standard sights & fittings; action marked N.A&A. Co Ltd & dated 1877, lhs with HENRY’S PATENT; f to g. profiles & markings, lock stamped ALEXr HENRY; deep plum finish to barrel & action; f to g. stock, moderate bruising & 4" of fore end replaced, small chip below lock; butt marked N.S.W. BG 11 & opposing OD & á stamps with S between; with swivels, rod absent; f to g cond. N/L Catalogue A58 $900 – 1000
376 COLONIAL VICTORIA ISSUE MkIII MARTINI HENRY RIFLE: 450/577 Cal; 32.5" barrel; g. bore; standard front & rear sights; receiver marked Royal cypher VR, ENFIELD 1883; MKIII 1; g profiles & sharp markings, blue plum finish to all metal with some peppering; g. stock with minor bruising; R-M ENFIELD & 2 x VIC GOV roundels & 9978 to butt rhs, 5 V.G.A. (District 5 Victorian Garrison Artillery) to butt lhs; complete with swivels & rod; gwo & cond. #9978 N/L Catalogue A58 $1100 – 1500
377 COLONIAL N.S.W. ISSUE MkIII MARTINI HENRY RIFLE: 450/577 Cal; 33.2" barrel; f to g bore; standard front & rear sights; receiver marked with Royal cypher VR ENFIELD 1884 III over 1; g. profiles, clear markings; mottled blue plum finish to barrel & action; f to g stock with a few moderate bruises, some loss to both sides at rear sight, butt rhs with R-M ENFIELD roundel, III over 1 & N.S.W. 4 over 3157 over 96; with rod, butt swivel absent; f to g wo & cond. N/L Catalogue A58 $900 – 1300
378 COLONIAL VICTORIA ISSUE VOLUNTEER LANCASTER RIFLE: 26 bore; 33" barrel with faint LANCASTER’S PATENT to breech, pitting to nipple area; p. bore; std sights & bayonet lug; lock with crown at tail & marked LANCASTER 1860; iron regulation furniture with butt tang marked F 344 V.V; smooth profiles; clear markings; mottled grey finish to barrel, lock & furniture; f. stock with chip & split at tang & age cracks at lock, side plate flat & t/guard; complete with swivels, rod & chained nipple protector; gwo & f to g cond. N/L Catalogue A58 $700 – 1000
379 COLONIAL N.S.W. POLICE ISSUE MARTINI HENRY ARTILLERY CARBINE: 450/577 Cal; 21.3" barrel; g bore; standard sights & bayonet stud to front band; action marked VR Royal cypher ENFIELD 1884 I.C.1.; g. profiles & markings; mottled plum patina to barrel & action; g. cond stock with minor bruising & dark areas at forend, butt rhs stamped R-M ENFIELD roundel over 1 & N.S.W. A 372 & àß also POLICE No 427; complete with swivels, rod & original white leather sling with faint WD á; vgwo & g cond. N/L Catalogue A58 $1000 – 1400
380 COLONIAL N.S.W. ISSUE ISAAC HOLLIS & SONS PERCUSSION CAVALRY CARBINE: .577 Cal; 21" barrel with captive ramrod; p bore; rear sight replaced; lock stamped ISAAC HOLLIS & SONS MAKERS TO HER MAJESTIES WAR DEPARTMENT; brass regulation furniture with t/guard marked N.S.W & butt tang with G.47; wear to profiles, clear markings; light grey brown patina to barrel, lock & fittings; f. stock with moderate bruising & losses to rod channel edges, faint J.ASTON ARMOURER HYTHE roundel to butt rhs, also clear á over GS; side nail cup washers absent; g. action & f. cond. C.1860 N/L Catalogue A58 $1100 – 1400
381 COLONIAL N.S.W. ISSUE MARTINI HENRY ARTILLERY CARBINE: 450/577 Cal; 21.3" barrel; vg bore; standard sights & bayonet stud to front band; action marked VR Royal cypher ENFIELD 1881 I.C.1.; g. profiles & markings; even plum patina to barrel & action; g. cond stock with minor bruising, butt rhs stamped R-M ENFIELD roundel over 1 & N.S.W. G 30 with àß; complete with swivels & rod; vgwo & g. cond. N/L Catalogue A58 $900 – 1300
382 COLONIAL N.S.W. ISSUE COMMERCIAL SNIDER CAVALRY CARBINE: 577 Cal; 19.5" barrel, 30 stamped near the breech; f. bore with 3 groove rifling; std sights; action with locking lug; lock stamped 1882; brass regulation furniture with trap to butt; light wear to profiles, clear markings; mottled grey/brown patina to barrel & lock; g. half stock, butt rhs stamped N.S.W. SLH 30 (Sydney Light Horse); clearing rod absent; gwo & cond. N/L Catalogue A58 $700 – 1000
383 COLONIAL N.S.W. ISSUE ALEXANDER HENRY BREECH LOADING RIFLE: 450/577 Cal; 33.2" barrel with short knoxform; dirty bore; standard sights & fittings; action marked W.R A&A Co & dated 1871, lhs with HENRY’S PATENT; light wear to profiles & clear markings; lock stamped ALEXr HENRY; mottled brown finish to barrel & action, bands & nose area with black finish; f. to g. stock with minor bruising, short age crack at butt rhs; butt marked N.S.W. & with struck through RF 20; with swivels & white leather sling, rod absent; f. to gwo & cond. N/L Catalogue A58 $1200 – 1500
384 SCARCE COLONIAL N.S.W. ISSUE ALEXANDER HENRY POLICE CARBINE: 450/577 Cal; 20.2" barrel, breech stamped NSW POLICE No 25; dirty bore; standard sights & fittings; action marked B.A. Co Ld & dated 1873, lhs with HENRY’S PATENT; vg profiles & clear markings; 1873 to lock; speckled plum finish to barrel & action; vg. stock with v. minor bruising; both sides of butt & fore wood stamped (faint) N.S.W POLICE 25; all Police stamps in small font; with swivels eyes; vg gwo & cond. A great example of a scarce carbine. N/L Catalogue A58 $1300 – 1700
385 COLONIAL N.S.W. ISSUE PATTERN 1853 ENFIELD RIFLE, 3rd Model: .610 Cal; 39" barrel with screwed bands; bored out smooth; regulation rear sight, front sight replaced; lock marked with VR royal cypher 1858 ENFIELD; brass regulation furniture, stamped N.S.W. to t/guard & B.637 to butt tang, butt with dents; g. profiles & markings; plum patina to barrel & lock, heavy pitting to breech area; mellow to brass furniture; vg. stock, small repair near barrel tang, butt rhs with R-M ENFIELD 1 roundel & á over GS; complete with swivels & rod; vg stock & wo & f. to g. cond o/all. Enfield factory ‘interchangeable’ rifles are scarce as most of this type were converted to Sniders. N/L Catalogue A58 $900 – 1200
386 COLONIAL WESTERN AUSTRALIA ISSUE FRANCOTTE MARTINI CADET RIFLE: 297-230 Cal; 27" barrel; f to g. bore; standard sights & fittings; action lhs & with crown surmounted by WESTERN AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT also FRANCOTTE’S PATENT stamp & 61303; B.S.A. markings to barrel; g. profiles & clear markings; plum finish to barrel &frame; g. stock with moderate of minor bruising, butt rhs with 992 W.A.C.F., butt lhs with the same stamp as on the action lhs; no clearing rod as per usual; gwo & cond. #61303 N/L Catalogue A58 $600 – 900
387 COLONIAL VICTORIA ISSUE FRANCOTTE MARTINI CADET RIFLE: 297-230 Cal; 27" barrel; f to g. bore; breech with AUGUSTE FRANCOTTE Co & VIC; standard sights & fittings; action lhs & with crown surmounted by VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT 4091 also FRANCOTTE’S PATENT stamp & 54169; g. profiles & markings; blue plum finish to barrel & frame; g stock with minor bruising, butt lhs with the same stamp as on the action lhs & CMF over O over 1; no clearing rod; gwo & cond. #4091 N/L Catalogue A58 $500 – 700
388 COLONIAL N.S.W. ISSUE SNIDER CAVALRY CARBINE: .577 Cal; 19.25" barrel; g. bore with 5 groove rifling; standard sights; MkIII action; lock stamped VR Royal cypher B.S.A & M. Co 1885; brass regulation furniture includes trap to butt; g profiles & clear markings; 80% original finish to barrel & lock; f. to g. cond half stock, moderately bruised, small repair at butt toe, butt rhs stamped with BIRMINGHAM WáD 1885 roundel over 1 & N.S.W. P.S.C.C 887 & àß; with scarce sight cover, cleaning rods absent; vgwo & cond. N/L Catalogue A58 $1200 – 1500
389 SCARCE COLONIAL ALEXANDER HENRY POLICE CARBINE: 450/577 Cal; 20.1" barrel, breech stamped 344, Police marking removed from rhs of knox form; vg. bore; standard sights & fittings; action marked B.A.Co Ld & dated 1880, lhs with HENRY’S PATENT; vg profiles & clear markings; lock stamped 1880; mottled light grey patina to barrel & action; vg. stock with v. minor bruising, small rub to lhs near band; unstamped; vgwo & cond. N/L Catalogue A58 $1400 – 1600
390 RARE N.S.W. COLONIAL ISSUE ALEXANDER HENRY ARTILLERY CARBINE: 450/577 Cal; 22½" barrel; g bore; standard sights & fittings include sword bar to front band; rhs of action marked NA&ACO LD 1872, obverse side HENRY’S PATENT; lock plate stamped ALEXr HENRY; g to vg profiles & clear markings; even light grey patina to barrel, action & fittings; f to g. stock, moderate bruising, v fine age crack near wrist, butt rhs marked N.S.W. PA 25 (NSW Permanent Artillery); complete with swivels & rod; vgwo & g. cond o/all. NSW ordered only 100 of these carbines. N/L Catalogue A58 $2000 – 2500
391 RARE JAPANESE CONTRACT VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT ISSUE FRANCOTTE CADET RIFLE: .297/.230 Cal; 27½" barrel, top with BSA details & breech stamped 4046; g. bore; lhs of action marked with Japanese characters, translating to Mfgd at Tokyo Artillery Arsenal Great Japan, also àSß stamps & 4046; rifle is fitted with a B.S.A. barrel, all but one of the 7 known examples have B.S.A. barrels; barrel & action retain 80% original blue finish with faint case colours to trigger guard & lever; f. to g. stock, minor bruises & two small deep dents to lhs, butt lhs with VIC GOV roundel & 4046; all complete with scarce cleaning rod; gwo & cond. #4046 N/L Catalogue A58 $1000 – 1500
392 COLONIAL N.S.W. ISSUE MARTINI HENRY CAVALRY CARBINE: 450/577 Cal; 21.3" barrel; vg bore; standard sights & fittings; action marked VR Royal cypher H.R.B.Co 1893 I.C.1.; g. profiles & v. crisp markings; even plum blue patina to barrel & action; g. cond stock with minor bruising, butt rhs stamped with RH.B. Co Ld á roundel over 1 & N.S.W. C / 467 / 98 also M 98; vgwo & g cond. A great example. N/L Catalogue A58 $1200 – 1700
393 COLONIAL N.S.W. ISSUE ALEXANDER HENRY BREECH LOADING RIFLE: 450/577 Cal; 31.2" barrel with long knoxform; g bore; standard sights & fittings; action marked N.A&A. Co Ltd & dated 1877, lhs with HENRY’S PATENT; g. profiles & markings, lock unstamped; plum brown finish to barrel & action; f to g stock, moderate bruising & large chip from lhs barrel channel; butt marked with NA&A 1877 roundel & N.S.W. AC 13; with swivels & an orig white leather sling, rod absent; gwo & cond. #1551 N/L Catalogue A58 $900 – 1200
394 COLONIAL N.S.W. ISSUE BRAENDLIN MARTINI CADET CARBINE: 450/577 Cal; 25.2" barrel; g. bore; standard sights & fittings; BRAENDLIN CADET CARBINE 500/400 marked at the breech; lhs of action marked BRAENDLIN ARMOURY Co MAKERS 1891; g. profiles; plum grey patina to barrel, action & fittings; f to g stock with moderate bruising; rhs of butt stamped N.S.W. over C.F. & 861; complete with rod; gwo & cond. #46770 N/L Catalogue A58 $1100 – 1400
395 COLONIAL N.S.W. ISSUE ALEXANDER HENRY BREECH LOADING RIFLE: 450/577 Cal; 33.2" barrel with short knoxform; p. to f. bore; standard sights & fittings; action marked W.R A&A Co & dated 1871, lhs with HENRY’S PATENT; light wear to profiles, clear markings; lock stamped ALEXr HENRY; even dark brown pitted finish to barrel & action & furniture, butt plate with deep pitting; g. cond fore wood with v. minor bruising, butt with old stable water damage & some losses at butt plate; butt rhs marked N.S.W over C7 & over-stamped with àSß mark; complete with swivels & rod; gwo & p. to f .cond o/all. Would grade up. N/L Catalogue A58 $600 – 900
396 COLONIAL N.S.W. ISSUE MkIII MARTINI HENRY RIFLE: 450/577 Cal; 33.2" barrel; vg. bore; standard front & rear sights; receiver marked Royal cypher VR B.S.A & M.Co 1885 III over 1; g. profiles, v. clear markings; 70% original finish to barrel & action; g. stock with minor & a few moderate bruises, shallow indentations to both sides of fore wood just ahead of rear band, butt rhs with BSA WáD roundel, III over 1 & N.S.W. E over 5022 over 97; complete with rod, swivels & an original well-marked white leather sling; gwo & cond. N/L Catalogue A58 $1000 – 1400
397 COLONIAL TASMANIAN ISSUE MkII MARTINI HENRY RIFLE: 450/577 Cal; 33.2" barrel; g. to vg. bore; standard front & rear sights; receiver marked with Royal cypher VR ENFIELD 1874 II; g. profiles, clear markings; 15% original finish to barrel & action; g. stock with minor & v few moderate bruises, butt rhs with R-M ENFIELD roundel, II over 1 & V over TG over 133; complete with swivels & rod; gwo & cond. N/L Catalogue A58 $1100 – 1500
398 COLONIAL N.S.W. ISSUE MkIII MARTINI HENRY RIFLE: 450/577 Cal; 33.2" barrel; p. to f. bore; standard front & rear sights; receiver marked with Royal cypher VR ENFIELD 1884 III over 1; g. profiles, f. markings; even plum brown finish to barrel & action; p stock with moderate to heavy bruising, butt rhs with R-M ENFIELD roundel, III over 1 & N.S.W. NAV (Naval Artillery Volunteers) over 596 over 96; rod & a swivel absent; gwo & p. to f. cond o/all. N/L Catalogue A58 $600 – 900
399 COLONIAL N.S.W. NAVAL BRIGADE ALEXANDER HENRY BREECH LOADING SHORT RIFLE: 450/477 Cal; 30.2" barrel with short knoxform; f. to g. bore; standard sights & fittings; rhs action faint marking B.A.Co Ld & dated 1876, lhs with clear HENRY’S PATENT; wear to profiles; lock stamped ALEXr HENRY; moderate to heavy pitting to barrel & top of action; f. to g. cond stock with minor bruising & some dark areas; butt lhs marked N.S.W over NB over 319; swivel absent, rod is short; fwo & cond o/all. N/L Catalogue A58 $700 – 1000
400 COLONIAL N.S.W. POLICE ISSUE MARTINI HENRY CAVALRY CARBINE: 450/577 Cal; 21.3" barrel; vg. bore; standard sights & fittings; action rhs stamped N.S.W POLICE & lhs VR Royal cypher H.R.B.Co 1893 No 11; vg. profiles & crisp markings; 90% original finished remains to barrel, action fittings & stock; vg. cond stock with v minor bruising; vgwo & cond. A great example. N/L Catalogue A58 $1200 – 1600