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APRIL 2019 ON-LINE CATALOGUE A52

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CATALOGUE A52, April 2019: ITEMS NO 101 – 200

101 JAPANESE MEIJI-PERIOD SHORT PATTERN POLICE SWORD: g. 22″ blade; brass hilt; black leather grip bound with woven brass wire; complete with plate steel scabbard with one suspension ring; all complete. A good example. L/R Catalogue A52 Item 101 $400 – 600
102 JAPANESE 1886 PATT CAVALRY SWORD: vg 30″ blade with SN 71150 to ricasso; steel guard of traditional form with leather finger loop & Tokyo Arsenal markings; g. wooden grips; complete with correct steel scabbard with one suspension ring; g. cond. L/R Catalogue A52 Item 102 $550 – 650
103 JAPANESE MEIJI-PERIOD NAVAL PRISON SWORD: 26″ blade with light staining; traditional brass hilt with fouled anchor to pommel; black leather grips bound with woven brass wire; complete with correct plated steel scabbard with 2 suspension rings; g. cond. L/R Catalogue A52 Item 103 $600 – 700
104 JAPANESE ARMY, LATE WAR 1944 PATTERN SHIN-GUNTO: vg 27″ blade with small areas of light staining; plain oval tsuba; white sama grip bound with brown cotton; plain iron pommel with hole for sword knot; complete with steel scabbard with one suspension ring; vg cond. C.1944. L/R Catalogue A52 Item 104 $800 – 900
105 JAPANESE 1886 PATTERN CAVARY OFFICER’S SWORD: g. 25″ blade with groove to back edge; brass hilt & guard of traditional form; black leather grips bound with woven brass wire; complete with correct steel scabbard with one suspension ring; complete with non-original black sword knot; g. cond. L/R Catalogue A52 Item 105 $600 – 800
106 INDIAN FIGHTING TABAR OR AXE: crescent form head 5″ with a 2½” spike & plain steel block; plain 18″ haft with rounded pommel; vg grey, aged patina; o/all vg example. C.1860 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 106 $400 – 600
107 PERSIAN PESH-KABZ: f to g 11″ blade with single fullers to back edge & grey patchy staining; vg hilt with jade pommel & ferrule; mother of pearl grip inlaid with pearl panels; o/a vg cond. C.1840. N/L Catalogue A52 Item 107 $500 – 700
108 MALAY KRIS: straight, laminated blade with a grey patina & chips to the edge; vg curved ivory hilt in the form of a stylised human deity; ornate brass ferrule; complete with correct etched brass over wood scabbard & carved wooden stand of the Monkey God. C.1890 L/R Catalogue A52 Item 108 $400 – 500
109 PERSIAN FIGHTING AXE OR TABAR: the wootz head inlaid in silver motifs & fitted with a 4″ spike; the 20″ haft of 3 sections; 3″ at the head section inlaid in silver; 13″ middle section of haft decorated with mother of pearl panels; the pommel inlaid in silver. Great condition & example. N/L Catalogue A52 Item 109 $800 – 1100
110 INDIAN BICHWA DOUBLE EDGED DAGGER: g. 8½” blade with Armourer’s mark & light staining; ornate brass loop hilt of traditional form; g. cond. C. Mid 17th C. L/R Catalogue A52 Item 110 $800 – 900
111 INDIAN TULWAR: vg 30½” blade; traditional open hilt, russetted & inlaid with silver motifs; complete with correct leather over wood scabbard. C.1860. L/R Catalogue A52 Item 111 $300 – 400
112 FINE SILVER MOUNTED PRESENTATION 1827 PATT RIFLE OFFICER’S SWORD: exc 32″ slightly curved blade, etched & heavily embellished with acanthus leaves, Rampant horse, standard INVICTA. 38TH CORPS K.R.V. (Kent Rifle Volunteers) Latin inscription NIHIL.HUMANIA.ME ALIENUM.PUTO within a banner & Griffin image; obverse side has foliage, large urn of foliage, acanthus leaves with inscription PRESENTED TO CAPT. C.T. JENNINGS BY THE MEMBERS OF HIS COMPANY AS A TOKEN OF ESTEEM SANDHURST NOV.18TH 1865; ricasso marked C.BARHAM HAWHURST KENT; hallmarked silver engraved guard inset with 38TH Corps Rampant Horse Regimental standard; elaborate hallmarked solid silver back piece; mellow ivory grips with woven silver wire binding with a couple of loose strands; complete with steel scabbard with engraved silver mounts. A great piece for the discerning collector. L/R Catalogue A52 Item 112 $4200 – 5000
113 AUSTRALIAN ISSUE VICTORIA VOLUNTEER’S RIFLE REGT SWORD by HENRY WILKINSON: g. 32½” blade with plating lifting, etched with acanthus leaf decoration, ADVANCE AUSTRALIA, Coat of Arms with Royal Cypher, Kangaroo & emu Motifs, also AUT PACE AUT BELLO; obverse side has VR, ROYAL CYPHER & strung bugle; single fullers; Prince of Wales feathers to ricasso & marked HENRY WILKINSON PALL MALL LONDON WILKINSON & 17410 s/n to back edge; cleaned steel hilt with ROYAL CYPHER, strung bugle & marked V.V. R. 29; vg fish skin grips bound with woven silver wire; complete with correct steel scabbard; g. cond. A great piece for the Colonial collector. C.1871 L/R Catalogue A52 Item 113 $850 – 1200
114 AUSTRALIAN ISSUE 1845 PATTERN N.S.W. INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD: vg 35″ blade etched with acanthus leaf decoration & NSW State Coat of Arms; obverse side has V.R. & ROYAL CYPHER; single fullers; ricasso marked D. JONES & CO SYDNEY; brass 3 bar hilt inset with N.S.W. Coat of Arms; g. fish skin grips bound with woven brass wire; complete with vg correct steel scabbard & silver bullion sword knot; g. cond. L/R Catalogue A52 Item 114 $850 – 1200
115 THE DUKE OF CORNWALL’S RANGERS RIFLE REGT SWORD: g. 32¼” blade with single fullers & etched with inscription marked within a decorative panel, THE DUKE OF CORNWALL’S RANGERS F.A. NOV 23RD 1850 (Captain Frederick Alms was commanding Officer of the Duke of Cornwall’s Rangers); HENRY WILKINSON PALL MALL LONDON to ricasso; std steel 3 bar Rifle Regt hilt with ROYAL CYPHER & strung bugle; vg fish skin grips bound with woven silver wire; compete with correct steel scabbard; g. cond. L/R Catalogue A52 Item 115 $900 – 1200
116 ENGLISH MID 18TH C. HANGER: 24½” slightly curved blade with single fullers to the back edge, a patchy grey finish & chips to the cutting edge; brass 2 bar hilt with a dished heart shaped counter guard & brass grip with spiralling grooves, the counter guard inscribed M. CUMBERLAND; with Regimental issue marks 4 over 54; generally g. cond o/a. C.1760 L/R Catalogue A52 Item 116 $800 – 1100
117 ENGLISH 1804 PATT NAVAL SEAMAN’S CUTLASS: 29″ single edged blade with chips to the edge, altered width of blade from the middle to the point & faint ROYAL CYPHER; WOOLEY to ricasso; iron guard of traditional form & iron ribbed grip; n/s; f to g cond. L/R Catalogue A52 Item 117 $500 – 700
118 J.O. MAYNE S/B HAMMER FIELD S/GUN: 12G; 2¾” chamber; Birmingham proofs for 1887-1896; 30″ barrel; g. bore; tight on the face; sharp profiles & clear J.O. MAYNE LONDON to the breech & J.O., MAYNE to back action lock; thinning blacked finish to barrel; faint case colours to action & lock plate; vg chequered pistol grip stock with minor scratches; LOP 14½” weight 4.6 lbs; gwo & cond. #2981 L/R Catalogue A52 Item 118 $400 – 500
119 I. HOLLIS & SONS, THE CLIPPER SxS HAMMER S/GUN: 12G; 2¾” chambers choked CYL & FULL; NP 1¼ oz; top lever; tight on the face; vg shiny bores; machine cut rib; inscribed I. HOLLIS & SONS LONDON. THE CLIPPER to the barrels; borderline engraved locks inscribed I.HOLLIS & SONS; sharp profiles & clear markings; original stock with chequered pistol grip wrist & forend; LOP 14″, weight 7.27 lbs; gwo & vg cond. Comes with a g. leg of mutton leather case. A great Vintagers gun. #96189 Pre 1955 L/R Catalogue A52 Item 119 $600 – 700
120 U.S. SHILO SHARPS NO.3 B/L SPORTING RIFLE: 45-70 Cal; 30″ heavy octagonal barrel with std sighs for this model; fitted with double set triggers; top barrel flat inscribed OLD RELIABLE C. SHARPS CO INC CAL 45 2 1 over 10; sharp profiles & clear markings; 95% blue finish to barrel; strong case colours to frame, lever & butt plate; exc butt stock & forewood; rifle is almost as new. #7351 L/R Catalogue A52 Item 120 $2000 – 2500
121 WINCHESTER MOD.1885 HI-WALL SPORTING RIFLE: 25-35 Cal; s/shot; 26″ round No.3 barrel; f. bore; std sights & fittings; 2 line Winchester address, CAL markings & NICKEL STEEL BARREL ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER; Winchester trade mark & REG IN U.S. PAT. OFF., to receiver tang; g. profiles & clear markings; thin blue finish to barrel; grey to furniture & receiver with bruising to receiver; f to g stock with moderate bruising; all complete; gwo & f to g cond. C.1919 #114088 L/R Catalogue A52 Item 121 $600 – 800
122 RARE GERMAN MAUSER MODEL MS 350B SPORTING RIFLE: 22 Cal; 10 shot box mag; 25½” barrel; g. bore; std ramp front sight; fitted with a CARL ZIESS ZIELKLEIN scope with g. optics; vg profiles & clear markings; Mauser address to lhs of receiver; retaining 95% original blue finish; shape of bolt handle has been altered to clear the scope tube; vg chequered pistol grip stock; gwo & vg cond. Comes with spare ZF41 scope & mounts, from sight cover & 2 spare 5 shot mags. #179 L/R Catalogue A52 Item 122 $1000 – 1200
123 LITHGOW NO.2 MK.IV B/A TRAINING RIFLE: 22 Cal; s/s; no magazine: 25.2″ barrel; vg bore; std sights & fittings; receiver ring marked LITHGOW SHT 1917 NO.2 MKIV; g. profiles & clear markings; grey/blue finish to all metal; original stock with moderate all over bruising; butt stock marked NO.2 MKIV C M F 4 MD; gwo & #68825 all matching including stock L/R Catalogue A52 Item 123 $1200 – 1500
124 W.W.GREENER LE-SPEED PATENT M.L.E. B/A COMMERCIAL RIFLE: 303 Cal; 10 shot mag; 20.3″ barrel; vg bore; std sights & fittings including front & rear lobbing sights, bolt dust cover & mag cut off; W.W. Greener address to barrel; receiver ring marked W.W.GREENER L.E.1; breech marked LEE-SPEED PATENTS & W.W.GREENER; vg profiles & clear markings; thinning blue finish to all metal; g. stock with minor bruising; M.A.H. engraved to butt tang; gwo & vg cond. #B911 bolt not matching L/R Catalogue A52 Item 124 $1400 – 1600
125 LITHGOW NO.2 M.1V B/A TRAINING RIFLE: 22 Cal; s/shot; 25.2″ barrel; vg bore; std sights & fittings; receiver ring marked LITHGOW SHT L.E. III * 1920; g. profiles & clear markings; retaining 75% original military finish; g. original stock with minor bruising; all complete; gwo & vg cond. #A67674 matching bolt L/R Catalogue A52 Item 125 $1200 – 1400
126 QUEENSLAND POLICE ISSUE B.S.A. Co SHT. LE. III B/A RIFLE: 303 Cal; 25.2″ barrel; vg bore; std sights including front & rear lobbing sights & magazine cut off; receiver ring marked with ROYAL CYPHER G R BSA CO 1912 SHT L.E. III Q↑P to the breech; vg profiles & clear markings; blue/plum finish to all metal; g. stock; gwo & vg cond; #V2585 matching including stock, excluding bolt L/R Catalogue A52 Item 126 $1350 – 1600
127 ENFIELD M.L.E. B/A LINE THROWING GUN: 303 Cal; s/shot; 30.2″ barrel; g. bore; std sights & fittings incl front & rear lobbing sights & bolt dust cover; receiver ring marked with ROYAL CYPHER E.R. ENFIELD 1902 L.E. 1*; lhs receiver ring marked L.S.A. Co LD 1912; g. profiles & clear markings; blue/grey finish to all metal; heavy bruising to stock, rhs of butt with L.T. in white paint & L.S.A. ↑ within a circle; gwo & cond. #3199 matching bolt L/R Catalogue A52 Item 127 $1400 – 1600
128 LITHGOW SMLE MK III B/A SERVICE RIFLE: 303 Cal; 10 shot mag; 25.2″ barrel; f. bore; std sights & fittings includes mag cut off; MA LITHGOW SMLE III 1941 to receiver ring; D↑D to breech; g. profiles; clear markings; dark blue/grey finish to all metal; g. stock with minor bruising; all complete; gwo & cond. #B56211 matching except bolt L/R Catalogue A52 Item 128 $1200 – 1500
129 PORTUGUESE KROPATSCHEK B/A SERVICE RIFLE: 8x60R; 8 shot tube mag; 32.25″ barrel; std sights & fittings; g. bore; side rail marked CE. W.F.G. STEYR, ROYAL CYPHER of King Luis 1 & dated 1886; g. profiles & clear markings; soft grey finish to barrel, receiver, t/guard & fittings; g. stock with moderate bruising; complete with swivels, no rod; gwo & cond. #LL375 not matching N/L Catalogue A52 Item 129 $600 – 700
130 L.S.A. SMLE RANGE RIFLE: 303 Cal; 10 shot mag; 25.2″ barrel; g. bore; std sights & fittings, plus central adjustable peep sight; receiver ring marked ER, ROYAL CYPHER, L.S.A. CO LD 1904 SHT L.E. 1; g. profiles & clear markings; retaining 80% original blue finish; vg stock with minor bruising & silver diamond shaped presentation plaque to rhs of butt stock inscribed MADE EXPRESSLY FOR W.DALYRIMPLE BY TOM HOLT; complete with leather range sling; gwo & cond. #1375 not matching L/R Catalogue A52 Item 130 $400 – 600
131 LITHGOW SMLE MKIII* B/A SERVICE RIFLE: 303 Cal; 10 shot mag; 25.2″ barrel; std sights & fittings; g. bore; receiver ring marked M A LITHGOW S.M.L.E. III* 1944; sharp profiles & clear markings; retaining 90% original military finish; vg stock with minor bruising; all complete with oil bottle &pull through; gwo & cond. #E94024 all matching including stock L/R Catalogue A52 Item 131 $700 – 800
132 LITHGOW NO.1 FULL LENGTH SKELETONIZED RIFLE: 303 Cal; 10 shot mag; 25.2” barrel; std sights & fittings; rifles were produced for instructional purposes with viewing cuts in the receiver, barrel, bolt, bolt head, cocking piece, mag, butt & forend; sharp profiles; grey military finish; gwo & vg+ cond. An exc orig example. #7730 L/R Catalogue A52 Item 132 $900 – 1200
133 ENFIELD 22 PATT 14 B/A TRAINING RIFLE: 22 Cal; s/shot; 25.2″ barrel; vg bore; std sights including front & rear lobbing sights; receiver ring marked V.R., ROYAL CYPHER, ENFIELD 1898 L.E 1 & A.G.PARKER & CO LTD BIRMINGHAM 22 PATT 14 NO 1; g. profiles & clear markings; blue/grey finish to all metal; g. original stock with minor bruising; brass disk to butt marked QA. 2.14; ↑ within D to rhs of butt; all complete; gwo & cond. #P9703 all matching including stock L/R Catalogue A52 Item 133 $800 – 1200
134 B.S.A. SHT 22 MK IV* B/A TRAINING RIFLE: 22 Cal; s/shot; 25.2″ barrel; g. bore; std sights & front & rear lobbing sights; ROYAL CYPHER GR BSA 1912 SHT 22 IV* to receiver ring; g. profiles & markings; blue/grey finish to all metal; f to g stock with mod bruising; all complete; gwo & cond. #A3645 matching including stock L/R Catalogue A52 Item 134 $800 – 1100
135 LITHGOW NO.1 MKIII* PATTERN SNIPER RIFLE: 303 Cal; 10 shot mag; 25.2″ barre; vg bore; std sights plus Hi-mounts & scope marked SIGHT TELESCOPE PATT 1918 AOC (Aust) over V, dated 1944 & s/n 44710; receiver ring marked LITHGOW SHT. LE III; sharp profiles & clear markings; original blacked military finish to all metal; exc stock with rhs of butt stamped R over MZ 8/45; H stamped to the top of the butt near the socket; all complete with scope & carry case, webb sling & spotting scope marked TEL SCT REGT MK 2 & Trade mark BC LTD & CO ↑12381 O.S.126.G.A. An excellent example sniper rifle. #79057 all matching except scope L/R Catalogue A52 Item 135 $5000 – 6500
136 LITHGOW EXPERIMENTAL NO.6 MK 1/1 B/A RIFLE: 303 Cal; 10 shot mag; 20.5″ barrel; g. bore; std front sight, flash eliminator & sight protector; rear aperture sights fitted for this model; receiver ring marked MA LITHGOW SMLE III* 1945; sharp profiles & clear markings; retaining 95% original war-time military finish; vg+ stock with minor bruising, rhs of butt stamped MA 5/45; fitted with a standard brass Lithgow No.1 MKKIII* butt plate; the bridge & breech have been drilled to fit scope mounts & have been expertly filled, v. hard to see; gwo & exc cond.#XP228 L/R Catalogue A52 Item 136 $10000 – 11000
137 FRENCH LEBEL MODEL 1907/15 B/A SERVICE RIFLE: 8x50R; 3 shot mag; 30.5″ barrel; g. bore; std sights & fitting; EDB 1917 to rhs of the breech; side rail inscribed DELAUNAY BELLVILLE; g. profiles & clear markings; blacked finish to barrel, receiver & fittings; bolt in the white; g. stock with minor bruising; all complete; gwo & cond. #B5246 bolt not matching L/R Catalogue A52 Item 137 $600 – 800
138 SCARCE GERMAN WWII GEW 98B B/A SNIPER RIFLE: 7.92x57; 5 shot mag; 28.5″ barrel; g. bore; std sights for this model; fitted with an Oigee Berlin scope on overhead mounts; Winter trigger assembly fitted to t/guard; g. profiles & clear markings; retaining 85% orig blacked military finish to all metal; g. original stock with minor bruising, rhs of butt stock stamped R.M. DUNTROON; complete with swivel & rod; gwo & vg cond. #745K bolt matching L/R Catalogue A52 Item 138 $3000 – 3500
139 BRITISH B.S.A. W.O.P. B/A TRAINING RIFLE: 220 Long rifle; mag missing; 26½” barrel; f to g bore; std sights for this model & BSA address; fitted with a Wollensak Rochester U.S.A. 4 power scope; g. profiles, clear address & markings; blue/plum finish to barrel & fittings; vg stock with BSA trade mark to lhs of butt & fitted with a brass butt plate; all complete except mag; gwo & vg cond. #13758 L/R Catalogue A52 Item 139 $500 – 700
140 U.S. NATIONAL ORDNANCE MODEL 1903 A4 B/A SNIPER RIFLE: 30-06 Cal; 5 shot mag; 24” barrel; exc bore; no sights fitted only the Texan 6X sniper scope, marked Tyler Texas Patented; muzzle marked R.A. over flaming bomb 7-44; sharp profiles & clear markings; retaining 96% original war-time finish; vg+ stock with lhs of wrist marked RIA; all complete; gwo & exc cond. #5016086 L/R Catalogue A52 Item 140 $2000 – 2500
141 JAPANESE WWII TYPE 38 B/A SERVICE RIFLE: 6.5 Jap; 5 shot mag; 31¼” barrel; f to g bore; std sights & fittings; ROYAL CHRYSANTHEMUM & characters to the breech; CHIGUSA FACTORY OF NAGOYA arsenal marking to lh side rail; dust cover to receiver; vg profiles & clear markings; 80% thinning blacked military finish to all metal; vg original stock with lhs of butt stamped S.A.A.F. FOOTSCRAY being from their Factory collection. #56786 matching L/R Catalogue A52 Item 141 $1000 – 1200
142 RARE GERMAN MAUSER B/A TRAINING RIFLE: 22 Cal; 10 shot mag; 25½” barrel; g. bore; std ramp front sight & cover; fitted with ZF41 scope & scarce, correct ZF41 scope mounts; vg profiles & clear markings; retaining 95% original blue finish with turned down bolt in the white; vg chequered pistol grip stock; all complete; gwo & vg+ cond. #178 L/R Catalogue A52 Item 142 $2000 – 2400
143 IMPERIAL GERMAN MAUSER MODEL 1871 B/A CARBINE: 11x60R; s/shot; 20″ barrel; f to g bore; std sights & fittings; breech stamped with several inspection markings including CESTERR WAFFFB GES plus Imperial crown over FW; side rail marked MOD 71, rhs of receiver with issue dates of 1876; plum finish to barrel, grey to receiver & furniture; f to g stock with a fine aged crack to the wrist; all complete; gwo & cond. #7560A matching bolt N/L Catalogue A52 Item 143 $1200 – 1400
144 SCARCE FINNISH MODEL 1939 MOSIN NAGANT B/A SNIPER RIFLE: 7.62x53R; 5 shot mag; 30.5″ barrel; g. bore; std sights plus a Lit reticule military scope; receiver with a turned down bolt; sharp profiles & clear markings; retaining 95% original blacked finish; exc stock; all complete; gwo & exc cond. #43685 L/R Catalogue A52 Item 144 $2000 – 2400
145 RARE JAPANESE, LATE WAR, LAST DITCH, TYPE 99 B/A SERVICE RIFLE: 7.7 Jap; 5 shot mag; 26″ barrel; vg bore; std sights & fitting for this mod 99 rifle; Royal Chrysanthemum to the breech; TORIIMATSU FACTORY OF NAGOYA arsenal marking to side rail; g. profiles & clear markings; retaining 97% original blacked war-time finish; g. stock with minor bruising; lhs of butt stock marked R.M.S. DUNTROON; complete with swivels; gwo & vg cond. #49187 L/R Catalogue A52 Item 145 $1500 – 1800
146 SCARCE JAPANESE TYPE 30 B/A SERVICE RIFLE: 6.5 Jap; 5 shot mag; 31¼” barrel; g. bore; std sights & fittings; Royal Chrysanthemum & Japanese characters to the breech; hook type safety to the bolt; KOISHIKAWA TOKYO factory marking to the side rail; g. profiles & clear markings; 80% blued finish to barrel, receiver & fittings; g. original 2 piece stock; all complete with original brass tipped rod & early type rear sight; gwo & cond. #71453 L/R Catalogue A52 Item 146 $1200 – 1400
147 EXTREMELY SCARCE LITHGOW SMLE MKIII B/A SERVICE RIFLE: 303 Cal; 10 shot mag; 25.2″ barrel; exc bore; std sights & fittings; receiver ring marked MA LITHGOW S.M.L.E III 1929; mag cut off still intact; vg profiles & markings; retaining 90% original military blue/black finish; g. stock with minor bruising & matching to relevant metal parts; gwo & cond. #B26083 all matching L/R Catalogue A52 Item 147 $1500 – 1800
148 GERMAN WWII ISSUE MAUSER KAR 98K KRIEGSMODELL CARBINE: 7.92x57 Cal; 5 shot mag; 23″ barrel; g. bore; std sights & fittings; breech marked DOT 1945; side rail marked MOD 98; retaining 98% original blacked finish to relevant parts; re-numbered turned down bolt; exc stock; working order & cond. A very scarce rifle. #6465B L/R Catalogue A52 Item 148 $850 – 1100
149 LITHGOW S.M.L.E MKIII* B/A SERVICE RIFLE: 303 Cal; 10 shot mag; 25.2″ barrel g. bore; std sights & fittings; receiver ring marked M.A. LITHGOW S.M.L.E. III* 1941; sharp profiles & clear markings; retaining 98% original military finish; vg stock; gwo & vg+ cond. #C40395 all matching including stock L/R Catalogue A52 Item 149 $1000 – 1200
150 AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL B.S.A. MKIII MARTINI HENRY RIFLE: 450 Cal; 32.5″ barrel; g. bore; std front & rear sights; receiver marked ROYAL CYPHER VR, BSA & M CO 1885; MKIII I; slight wear to profiles; sharp markings, plum grey finish to all metal; g. stock with minor & some moderate bruising; VIC GOV roundels to butt & action rhs, 2 V.G.A. (District 2 Garrison Artillery) to butt lhs; fitted with brown leather sling, missing rod; gwo & cond. # 10074 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 150 $700 – 900
151 AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL ENFIELD MKII MARTINI HENRY RIFLE: 450 Cal; 32.5″ barrel; g. bore; std front & rear sights; receiver marked ROYAL CYPHER VR, ENFIELD 1876; MKII; slight wear to profiles; sharp markings; dark plum finish to all metal; f. stock with some moderate scratches & bruising; NSW/A/309/96 & W D roundel to butt rhs, missing rod & rear swivel; gwo & cond. # A309 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 151 $600 – 800
152 N.S.W. ISSUE ALEXANDER HENRY RIFLE: 450 Cal; 31.2″ short rifle barrel, long knox form; vg bore; receiver marked N.A. & A CO LD 1877 & HENRY’S PATENT; plum/blue finish to barrel; silver grey patina to receiver, vg profiles; butt clearly marked with maker’s roundel & N.S.W. AF 53, with original rod; fully stocked in vg wood showing light wear; gwo & cond. This is the pattern taken by N.S.W. to the Sudan in 1885. #257 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 152 $1300 – 1600
153 CASED J.PURDEY PERCUSSION CONCENTRIC GROOVE TARGET RIFLE: .42 Cal; 30″ octagonal damascus barrel with top flat clearly marked J.PURDEY 314 ½ OXFORD STREET LONDON; dovetailed slim blade front sight, fine rear ladder sight to 900 yds & 4 leafs; hook breech with platinum band & safety vent; vg bore; brown patina to barrel, showing damascus pattern; acanthus foliate engraved lock & hammer with safety bar, marked PURDEY; vg chequered walnut half stock with cheek rest & horn nose cap; chequered steel butt plate & scroll trigger grip; steel furniture with acanthus foliate engraving to breech, lock, t/guard, barrel key escutcheons & butt trap; g. profiles; vgwo & cond. Well presented in Mahogany D ring case with brass corners, scratched lid, orig green felt lining with some fading; 314½ Oxford Street paper label; full accessories incl two bullet moulds, bullet sizer, sprue cutter, starter rod, cleaning & loading rods & brushes, turn screws, wad cutters, oil bottle, cap tin, patch pot, spare nipples & mainspring, patches, wads & projectiles. Complete with instructions & provenance notes, 1860 purchase. Matching serial no’s to barrel, trigger & bullet making implements. A very desirable outfit. #5782 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 153 $10000 – 12000
154 SCARCE SOUTH AUSTRALIA COLONIAL PATTERN 1853 ARTILLERY CARBINE: .577 Cal; 24″ barrel with bayonet bar; g. bore; standard front & rear sights; brass furniture; lock marked VR Royal Cypher 1861; Liege contract markings to lock stock & barrel; vg profiles & clear markings; 80% orig finish to barrel & lock; g refinished stock with 1861 roundel to rhs; butt plate tang engraved with Crown S.A. 50; all complete; gwo & cond. Only 60 of these carbines were purchased by the S.A. Govt, direct from the War Office, in 1864. # 50 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 154
$1500 – 1800
155 SCARCE BRITISH VOLUNTEER VICTORIA PATTERN PERCUSSION CAVALRY CARBINE: 750 Cal; 25.75″ round twist iron barrel; g bore; plain sights; patent hook breech; London proofs etc to under side; back action lock with LACY & Co LONDON; vg profiles; mellow brass furniture, scroll to t/guard; fading Damascus finish to barrel, case colours to breech & lock; g full stock with a few mod bruises & scratches; complete with captive rod & sling bar; vgwo & g cond. C.1845 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 155 $5000 – 5300
156 RARE BRITISH TRIALS OVAL BORE MILITARY RIFLE by Lancaster: .577 Cal; 39″ barrel marked LANCASTER’S PATENT 151 NEW BOND STREET LONDON; commercial London proofs; exc bore; standard P/1853 configuration, sights, furniture & screw barrel bands; lock plate marked C.LANCASTER; 90% original blue to barrel & case colours to lock & hammer; g stock with mod storage bruises; vg profiles; butt rhs marked with Cannon MA 1361 (Museum of Artillery, Rotunda, ownership mark & catalogue No.) wrist painted with subsequent museum No. 8A/14; butt plate tang & slotted jag head straight rod stamped 3; complete with rod, swivels & chained snap cap; exc wo & vg cond. C.1853 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 156 $5000 – 5500
157 SCARCE 17TH CENTURY AUSTRIAN WHEELOCK RIFLE by P. Gruber: .48 Cal; 33″ octagonal barrel marked P.GRUBER IN INNSBRUCK; g bore, 7 groove; front blade & notched tang rear sight; flat lock plate with sliding pan cover, plate engraved with mounted hunter shooting Wolves, doghead engraved with Serpent; fitted with internal wheel; wheel cover with wreath surround engraving; ornate brass furniture includes 2 rod pipes, large inclined fingered t/guard, skeletised & recessed thumb rest to wrist, skeletised serpents side plate & flat butt plate; copiously carved, inlaid & decorated full stock features ivory inlaid game birds & animals to both sides of stock from action to muzzle within continuous entwined vines & flowers, cheek rest with edge of horn features circular ivory panel scrimshawed with hunters, hounds & Bear is surrounded by entwined ivory inlaid vines, flowers & game; sliding patch box lid with ivory rosettes; horn tipped rod & nose cap; stock in o/a g cond with few minor age flaws; spanner absent; g cond o/a. C.1660 An impressive piece. N/L Catalogue A52 Item 157 $9000 – 12000
158 SCARCE 17TH CENTURY EUROPEAN WHEELOCK RIFLE: .60 Cal; 37.5″ swamped octagonal barrel with makers stamp to breech; g bore, 7 groove; front blade, replaced notched rear sight & with early hinged wrist mounted adjustable peep sight; flat lock plate with sliding pan cover & gold washed skeletised wheel cover, doghead with extension; ornate brass furniture includes 3 rod pipes, large inclined fingered t/guard, recessed thumb rest to wrist, skeletised side plate & flat butt plate with skeletised panels; carved, inlaid & decorated full stock features ivory inlaid scrolls with Mother of Pearl rosettes, butt lhs features large engraved M o P panel & rhs with multiple material inlaid sliding patch box lid; horn tipped rod & nose cap; stock in o/a g cond; spanner absent; g cond o/a. C.1650 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 158 $8000 – 10000
160 RUSSIAN FLINTLOCK MUSKET: .69″ Cal; 41.25″ barrel dated 1835; f bore; regulation sights & brass furniture; rounded lock, arsenal (3 letters) & 1835, brass pan; butt plate tang with crowned d/head Eagle; even brown patina to barrel, lock in the white; g cond stock, smooth profiles, replaced band spring; incorrect rod; gwo & cond. N/L Catalogue A52 Item 160 $1500 – 1900
161 SCARCE GERMAN BREECH LOADING TARGET AIR GUN: .25″ Cal; 26.25″ octagonal barrel, gold lettering IN LAIBACH; exc bore; wedge front sight, hinged barrel sight & adjustable wrist mounted rear sight; ornate acanthus in relief to both action sides, gold inlays say F.SEVCIK LAIBACH; engraved lever to rhs raises breech; half stock in vg cond, heavy ornate carving & winding mechanism to butt rhs, cheek rest to lhs; acanthus engraved steel furniture includes large inclined fingered t/guard & deep curved butt plate with butt escutcheons; dark plum barrel, fittings in the white, vg profiles; spanner absent; vg cond. Actual gun mentioned in Hoff’s book. C.1840 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 161 $2400 – 2800
162 JAPANESE MATCHLOCK FULL STOCKED GUN: .76 Cal; 27½” heavy round sighted barrel with top flat, secured by 2 copper bands & a brass band at breech; f. bore; barrel engraved with birds, gusts, gold dots & signature; brass lock & matchlock devise of traditional form; iron t/guard with brass ball trigger; vg profiles, clear engraving; g stock with slit rod channel; all complete; gwo & vg cond. C.1840 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 162 $1800 – 2400
163 RUSSIAN PERCUSSION MUSKET: .69″ Cal; 41.25″ barrel dated 1835; f bore; regulation sights & brass furniture; rounded lock, marked for TULA arsenal & 1844, brass pan cut back & barrel vent plugged as arsenal conversion from flint to percussion; butt plate tang with crowned d/head Eagle & 11800; mottled patina to barrel & lock; g stock, smooth profiles few moderate bruises; incorrect front band/cap fittings, front spring absent, would upgrade; gwo & f cond. N/L Catalogue A52 Item 163 $700 – 900
164 KYBER PASS MADE MARTINI HENRY RIFLE: .450 Cal; 32.75″ barrel; f. bore; clear semi English action markings & dated 1885; patchy grey patina to all metal; f to g. stock; weak action; f to g cond. N/L Catalogue A52 Item 164 $600 – 800
165 RUSSIAN PERCUSSION MUSKET: .69″ Cal; 42.5″ barrel dated 1849; p bore; regulation sights & brass furniture; back action lock a/f, marked with arsenal (3 letters) & 1849; butt plate tang with crowned d/head Eagle; even freckled patina to barrel & lock; vg stock; incorrect rod; would upgrade; g cond. N/L Catalogue A52 Item 165 $900 – 1200
166 RIGBY PERCUSSION MATCH TARGET RIFLE: 451 Cal; 37″ barrel marked JOHN RIGBY & Co DUBLIN & LONDON also on breech N.S.W. No 10; f. bore; front sight block for adjustable fitting, wrist mounted ladder sight & also fitting for rear back rest sight incorporated in butt tang; borderline engraved lock marked Jno RIGBY & Co; sharp profiles & markings; 95% blue finish to barrel, faint case colours to lock & hammer & t/guard; vg+ stock with capped chequered pistol grip & forend with horn cap, butt lhs stamped N.S.W. No 10; gwo & exc cond. Comes with cased set of Metford Rifle Sights by Gibbs of Bristol & presented in blue silk & velvet lined case, all complete; A beautiful match rifle, one of 12 purchased by NSW Govt in 1874. #14198 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 166 $8000 – 10000
167 RARE DOUBLE BARREL PERCUSSION BLUNDERBUSS with BAYONET: 1.0″ Cal at muzzle; 17.75″ flared Damascus twist barrels with J.RICHARDS LONDON in gold lettering, surmounted with 16.75″ triangular spring loaded bayonet; f to p bores; back action locks border engraved & with acanthus foliate to locks & hammers; en-suite engraving to steel scroll t/guard, rod pipe, butt & breech tangs; g profiles; original clear Damascus finish to barrels with some small spots; vg half stock with chequered wrist & v minor bruises; vgwo & cond. C.1840 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 167 $9000 – 10000
168 BRITISH PERCUSSION FOWLER by NORTH: 10G; 40″ round Damascus barrel with platinum ring & poincion saying NORTH SOUTHON; flat bar lock engraved with foliate, early style hammer engraved en-suite; 90% Damascus finish to barrel, some case colour to lock & breech; steel engraved furniture includes scroll to t/guard; g cond half stock with minor to moderate bruises, chequered wrist, original finish; vgwo & g cond. C.1840 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 168 $1800 – 2200
169 RARE JAPANESE MATCHLOCK FULL STOCKED WALL GUN: .73 Cal; 28¼” very heavy round sighted barrel with top flat, secured by 3 pins & a brass band at breech; barrel engraved with signature; f to p. bore; brass lock & matchlock devise of traditional form; with brass button unguarded trigger; vg profiles; g stock with infilled slit rod channel; all complete; gwo & vg cond. C.1840 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 169 $3000 – 4000
170 JAPANESE PERCUSSION FULL STOCKED GUN: .42 Cal; 35.3″ octagonal ribbed & sighted barrel, secured by 3 pins & a brass band at breech; p. bore; steel engraved lock plate with dragon head hammer (repaired); dark plum to all metal, vg profiles; steel t/guard & spur trigger; g stock adorned with single brass cherry blossom barrel pin escutcheons & ornate panels of multi blossoms; incorrect rod; gwo & vg cond. C.1860 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 170 $1200 – 1400
171 GERMAN DOUBLE BARREL PERCUSSION RIFLE: .60 Cal; 29″ barrels, with I.ROSENTHAL IN WAREN in gold lettering to top strap; standard front & rear sights; one s/b barrel in g cond & one rifled in p to f cond; back action locks fully engraved with acanthus foliate with pivot hammer rests & engraved dolphin hammers; even dark plum barrel finish, locks, hammers & furniture in the white; steel furniture includes engraved butt & hook breech tangs & ornate patch box lid with Stag in trees; t/guard with wrist support in Bakelite type material, small chip; half stock of figured Walnut in g cond, minor scratches, with chequered wrist & ornate carving behind cheek rest to butt lhs; complete with rod incl worm end; vgwo & cond. C.1860 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 171 $2500 – 3000
172 RARE BRITISH DOUBLE BARREL EARLY PERCUSSION FOWLER by Patrick: 15G; 28¼” Damascus barrels, strap engraved MAKER TO THE DUKE OF GLOUCHESTER; f. bores; bead sight; hook breech with 2 gold bands & unusual angled nipples; engraved stepped locks with bevelled edges feature unique cross over hammers engraved PATRICK IMPROVED PERCUSSION; 85% Damascus finish to barrels, dark plum to locks & furniture; scrolled foliate engraved steel furniture includes scroll t/guard, butt, tangs & rod pipe; g cond half stock, minor scuffs, with chequered wrist; complete with original horn tip Ebony rod; vgwo & cond. C.1830 A very interesting gun. N/L Catalogue A52 Item 172 $3800 – 4200
173 COLONIAL TASMANIA ISSUE ISAAC HOLLIS & SONS, PATTERN 1861 TYPE ARTILLERY PERCUSSION CARBINE: 577 Cal; 24″ barrel; f to g bore; std sights & fittings; lock marked with ROYAL CYPHER, HOLLIS address & MAKERS TO HER MAJESTIES WAR DEPARTMENT; bronze regulation furniture; g. profiles & markings; silver grey finish to barrel, lock & bands; untouched patina to furniture; vg stock with minor bruising rhs of butt marked MANUFACTURED EXPRESSELY FOR HERBERT & CO LONDON, lhs ISAAC HOLLIS & SONS MANUFACTURERS BIRMINGHAM; butt tang marked TV 175; complete with swivels & matching numbered rod; gwo & vg cond. #TV175 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 173 $1400 – 1800
174 WINCHESTER MOD.1876 L/A FULL MAG SPORTING RIFLE: 45-60 Cal; 12 shot mag; 28″ octagonal barrel; f to g bore; std sights & fittings; with WINCHESTER NEW HAVEN address; Calibre marking to lifter; MODEL 1876 to tang; g. profiles & markings; soft grey finish to barrel, mag tube, receiver & furniture; vg original butt stock & forend; all complete; gwo & cond. C.1882 #31964 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 174 $4500 – 5000
175 COLONIAL ISSUE MARTINI ENFIELD B/L SERVICE RIFLE: .303 Cal; 29.2″ barrel (cut down); f to g. bore; std sights & fittings; rhs action VR ROYAL CYPHER, ENFIELD 1880 MkIII, lhs VR ROYAL CYPHER, ENFIELD 1896 ME 303 I; blue/grey finish to all metal; g. profiles & clear markings; g. stock with minor bruising& VICT GOVT stamps to rhs of butt; gwo & cond. #9794B L/R Catalogue A52 Item 175 $1000 – 1200
176 COLONIAL ISSUE MARTINI ENFIELD B/L SERVICE RIFLE: .303 Cal; 30.2″ barrel; f to g. bore; std sights & fittings; rhs action VR ROYAL CYPHER, ENFIELD 1872 MkII, lhs VR ROYAL CYPHER, B.E.Co 1900 ME 303 II; blue/brown finish to all metal; g. profiles & clear markings; f to g. stock with minor bruising & VICT GOVT stamps to rhs of butt; hand guard absent; with a sling; gwo & cond. #3941 L/R Catalogue A52 Item 176 $1400 – 1600
177 BRITISH MARTINI METFORD MKIII ARTILLERY CARBINE: 303 .Cal; 21″ barrel; g. bore; std sights & bayonet fitting; rhs action VR ROYAL CYPHER, L.S.A. Co 1881 MkIII.1, lhs VR ROYAL CYPHER ENFIELD 1894 M.M. 303 A.C. III; dark grey finish to all metal; wear to profiles; g. stock with minimal to moderate bruises; with rod; gwo & cond. #1992 C L/R Catalogue A52 Item 177 $1750 – 2000
178 BRITISH ENFIELD MK III MARTINI HENRY RIFLE: .450 Cal; 33.2″ barrel; g. bore; std sights (ladder top absent) & bayonet stud to front band; action marked VR ROYAL CYPHER ENFIELD 1882 III 1.; mottled brown patina to barrel & action; f. profiles & clear marking; g. stock with v minor bruising, even wear to profiles; complete with swivels & rod; with commercial muzzle cover/sight protector; gwo & cond. #SX N/L Catalogue A52 Item 178 $1500 – 1700
179 B.S.A. MARTINI ACTION LINE THROWING GUN: .450 Cal; 18½” barrel; vg bore; both sides of action marked with B.S.A. & Trade mark; barrel marked CORDITE 25GR 15″ ROD; v. heavy all metal butt; g. profiles & clear markings; 70% original blue finish to barrel, 85% to action & fittings; brown patina to butt with traces of black painted finish; bruises to forend; gwo & cond. N/L Catalogue A52 Item 179 $700 – 1000
180 BRITISH TOWER NEWLAND SERVICE FLINTLOCK MUSKET: 750 Cal; 42” barrel; p. bore; British proofs & NO 7 inscribed forward of the breech; lock plate marked TOWER, ROYAL CYPHER & GR; fitted with a swan necked cock & integral pan; mellow brass regulation furniture with 4 ram rod pipes; g. profiles, clear lock markings; mottled grey finish to barrel, lock & fittings; g. original stock with moderate bruising; complete with swivels & rod; gwo & cond. C.1800 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 180 $3000 – 4000
181 GRIERSON LONDON BRASS BARREL FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS: 1” bore; 13” slightly flared barrel inscribed GRIERSON LONDON to the breech; brass stepped lock with bolted safety, sunburst decoration & marked GRIERSON; fitted with a swan necked cock & integral pan; brass pineapple finial t/guard engraved with trophies & flags with a small repair to the tang; brass butt plate engraved ensuite to t/guard; lightly polished barrel & furniture; vg stock with minor marks; all complete with rod; gwo & vg cond. C.1810 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 181 $3000 – 3500
182 B.S.A. MARTINI CADET RIFLE 2nd PATTERN: .310 Cal; 25.2″ barrel; f bore; std sights (fully adjustable large rear sight) & fittings; receiver rhs marked COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA NSW & B.S.A. trade mark to lhs; rhs of butt marked C.M.F. N.S.W. 32607; mod to heavy bruising to butt & fore-end; gwo & f to g cond. #78120 L/R Catalogue A52 Item 182 $450 – 600
183 BRITISH H.R.B. Co MARTINI HENRY ARTILLERY CARBINE: .450 Cal; 21.3″ barrel; std front & rear sights; g bore; bayonet boss to front band; receiver marked ROYAL CYPHER H.R.B. Co 1893 over I.C.1.; white finish to barrel & receiver, brown patina to fittings; even wear to profiles, clear markings; faded roundel & 131 to stock butt; some dark areas to re-finished stock; complete with swivels & rod; gwo & f to g cond. Issued to Long Bay Gaol Warders. N/L Catalogue A52 Item 183 $700 – 1000
184 QLD POLICE ISSUE MARTINI HENRY CAVALRY CARBINE: .450 Cal; 21.3″ barrel; vg. bore; std sights & fittings; action marked VR ROYAL CYPHER ENFIELD 1888 I.C.1.; some dark areas to action markings; dark grey finish to barrel; mottled grey to action & furniture; even wear to profiles, f. stock with moderate bruising, rhs butt marked Q G/P (Queensland Police) also W/9; sight cover screws removed; complete with rod; gwo & f to g cond. N/L Catalogue A52 Item 184 $800 – 1000
185 GEORGE GIBBS PERCUSSION MATCH TARGET RIFLE – presented to MAJOR J.T. SLEEP of the 3rd BALLAARAT VOLUNTEER RANGERS:.461 Cal; 36″ barrel marked GEORGE GIBBS 29 CORN STREET BRISTOL also on breech METFORD’S PATENT 515; g bore; front sight block for adjustable fitting, wrist & butt tangs have fitting for sights incorporated; borderline & foliate engraved lock marked GEORGE GIBBS; hammer, nipple bolster & breech tang engraved en-suite; 95% blue/brown finish to barrel, case colours to lock , hammer & t/guard; sharp profiles & markings; vg stock with horn capped chequered pistol grip & chequered forend with horn cap, butt u/side has two deep scratches, o/wise minor bruises; gold escutcheon to butt u/side inscribed Presented to MAJOR J.T. SLEEP by the 3rd B.V.R. on the amalgamation of Corps and the Formation of The Ballaarat Battalion Oct 1873; exc wo & vg cond. A rare opportunity to acquire such an historical rifle. #8825 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 185 $14000 – 18000
186 WINCHESTER MOD.1873 L/A FULL MAG SPORTING RIFLE: 44 WCF; 15 shot mag; 24″ round barrel; g. bore with slight wear; std sights & 2 line New Haven address; 44 WCF & THE DAISY RIFLE inscribed to the breech; MODEL 1873 to tang; The Daisy Rifle inscription refers to F. Lassetter & Co, Firearms retailers in Sydney NSW, C.1860-1900; g. profiles, clear address & markings; silver grey finish to barrel, tube, receiver, lever & fittings; areas of very fine pitting to barrel & tube; g. stock & forend; missing dust cover screw; gwo & cond. C.1891 #390366B L/R Catalogue A52 Item 186 $1200 – 1500
187 WINCHESTER MOD.1887 L/A SHOTGUN: 12G; 5 shot mag; 30″ barrel; f to g bores; small blade front sight; W.R.A. Co in an overlaid design to lhs of receiver; Winchester address & patent date to lower tang; vg profiles, clear address & markings; retaining 95% re-blue finish; g. walnut butt stock & forend with steel butt plate; gwo & cond. 1st year of production. C.1887 #5734 L/R Catalogue A52 Item 187 $1200 – 1500
188 U.S. SPRINGFIELD B/L MOD.1884 C/F RIFLE: 45-70 Cal; 32.75″ barrel; f. bore with slight wear; std sights & ram-rod bayonet; correct 1884 front & rear sights; MODEL 1884 to the breech; American Eagle & U.S SPRINGFIELD to lock plate; steel regulation furniture; g. profiles; blue/plum finish to barrel, bands, breech & furniture; g. stock with minor bruising, rhs of butt carved 213 & larger #65; butt tang marked 407; faint cartouche to lhs of wrist; complete with leather sling; gwo & cond. #541957 L/R Catalogue A52 Item 188 $1200 – 1500
189 U.S. SPENCER CIVIL WAR CARBINE: 52 R/F; 7 shot tube mag; 20″ barrel; f. bore; std sights & Springfield address; 1860 patent date to the breech; plain back action lock plate; saddle ring & bar to lhs of wrist; wear to profiles; clear address; silver grey finish to all metal with areas of fine pitting to barrel & lhs of frame; g. refinished stock; gwo & cond. #27280 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 189 $1100 – 1300
190 BELGIUM SNIDER ACTION B/L SPORTING RIFLE: 442 Cal; 27″ barrel; f. bore; dovetail front sights & 2 folding, one standing rear sight; unmarked lock plate & snider breech; plain steel furniture; slight wear to profiles; grey finish to all metal; g. stock with chequered wrist & forend; gwo & cond. #442 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 190 $500 – 600
191 BRITISH FLINTLOCK YOEMANRY STYLE CARBINE by WILSON: 750 Cal; 25.5″ barrel with GUN MAKERS COMPANY LONDON proofs to the breech; lock plate marked WILSON & dated 1794, possibly a later marking; fitted with a swan necked cock & integral pan; mellow brass regulation furniture with butt tang marked I R. 102; g. profiles & clear markings; silver grey finish to barrel, lock & fittings; g. hand rail stock with minor bruising; complete with Elliott type ram rod; gwo & vg cond. N/L Catalogue A52 Item 191 $2000 – 3000
192 CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION FULL STOCKED SPORTING GUN: 10 bore; 38″ octagonal to round barrel; p. bore; small silver front sight; plain lock plate with decorative edging & the likeness of a face to the heel; foliate engraved hammer; brass t/guard with extended scroll; brass furniture, side plate & butt plate; slight wear to profiles; grey finish to barrel, lock & hammer; mellow to fittings & furniture; f. to g. stock with cheek piece & worn chequering to the wrist; complete with rod; action a/f as hammer doesn’t hold. C.1860 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 192 $600 – 800
193 CONTINENTAL, POSSIBLY PRUSSIAN, MILITARY MUSKET: 70 Cal; 32″ barrel; f. rifled bore; dovetail blade front sight; rear sight missing; heavy pitting to the breech & lock area; no visible markings to lock; wear to profiles; dark grey finish to barrel, lock, t/guard & furniture; f to g stock with moderate bruising; faint stamp to butt with central W X 1868 date; gwo & f to g cond. N/L Catalogue A52 Item 193 $500 – 700
194 T. KETLAND & CO INDIA PATTERN BROWN BESS FLINTLOCK MUSKET: 750 Cal; 39″ barrel; g. bore; std block front sight; 157 inscribed forward of the breech; lock plate marked G.R. ROYAL CYPHER & T. KETLAND & CO; fitted with a swan necked cock & integral pan; std mellow brass regulation furniture; vg profiles, clear lock& barrel markings; blue/plum finish to barrel & swivels; vg original stock with 3 r.rod pipes; hand rail butt stock with v minor bruising & a couple of small areas of filler to lhs of butt o/w gwo & vg cond; complete with rod. C.1800 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 194 $4000 – 4600
195 GYE & MONCRIEFF DOUBLE RIFLE: 450 Cal; 26″ barrels with Henry rifling; g. bore; small blade front sight, large fixed rear sight marked GYE & MONCRIEFF; plain lock plates inscribed CONSTRUCTED BY MESSRS GYE & MONCRIEFF LONDON; g. profiles with slight wear to lock marking; blue/plum finish to barrels & furniture; f. chequered pistol grip stock with cheek piece, crack through the wrist & tang & repaired with 2 silver plates; gwo & f. cond. #1580 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 195 $850 – 1200
196 VICTORIAN GOVT ISSUE ENFIELD MARTINI-HENRY ARTILLERY CARBINE: 450 Cal; 21.3″ barrel; g. bore; std sights & fittings; action marked V.R. ROYAL CYPHER ENFIELD 1882 I.C.I.; g. profiles & clear markings; plum/blue finish to all metal; g. stock with minor bruising, →S← & VICT GOVT 565 stamped tolls of butt; all complete with swivels & rod; gwo & cond. #8893 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 196 $900 – 1200
197 I. HOLLIS & SONS HALF STOCKED SNIDER ACTION SPORTING RIFLE: 577 Cal; 25.5″ round barrel; g. bore; std sights with I. HOLLIS & SONS LONDON to barrel; plain lock plate fitted with a MKII Snider breech; plain steel furniture; g. profiles & markings; blue/plum finish to barrel & furniture; thin khaki colour to lock &hammer; f to g stock with chequered wrist & forend, repaired rod; gwo & cond. C.1865 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 197 $500 – 700
198 E.M. REILLY & CO HALF STOCKED SNIDER ACTION SPORTING RIFLE: 577 Cal; 26″ round barrel; g. bore; small bead front sight with 4 leaf & one standing express rear sights & E.M. REILLY & CO 502 NEW OXFORD ST LONDON; borderline engraved lock marked E.M.REILLY & CO engraved with foliate panels; MK 11 Snider breech fitted; steel furniture; g. profiles & markings; plum finish to all metal; f to g stock with chequered wrist & forend with horn cap; gwo & cond. C.1865 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 198 $500 – 800
199 COLT MOD.1855 FULL STOCKED PERCUSSION REVOLVING SPORTING RIFLE: 56 Cal; 5 shot fluted cylinder; 25″ octagonal to round barrel; f to g bore with clear rifling; std sights & Colt top strap address; vg profiles & clear markings; blue/plum finish to barrel, cylinder, frame, fittings & iron carbine butt with original rod in butt trap; vg refinished stock & forend complete with rod; gwo & vg cond. #7542 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 199 $8000 – 9000
200 CASED UNDER & OVER FLINTLOCK PISTOL: .47 Cal; 3″ turn off barrels; steel action with London proofs, pan tap action to lhs (tip absent); action sides engraved with banners, drums & arms, lhs engraved W.PARKER HOLBORN rhs LONDON; central cock with sliding bar; concealed trigger; vg brown finish to barrels, plum to action & cock; slab sided Walnut grip with fine chequering to upper & lower surfaces, dent to lhs, vacant silver wrist escutcheon; exc profiles & markings; gwo & cond. Presented in a brass bound, contemporary Mahogany case with PARKER FIELD & SON’S repro label; partitioned & lined with dark green velvet; access comprise contemporary flask & mould. Reputed to have been owned by a NSW Doctor. C.1820 N/L Catalogue A52 Item 200 $1800 – 2000