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CATALOGUE A50, April 2018: ITEMS NO 301 – 400

301 CASED TRANTER 2ND MODEL DBL TRIGGER PERCUSSION REVOLVER: 54 bore; 6 shot; 165mm (6½”) oct barrel with WM & JN RIGBY DUBLIN to top flat; bottom flat engraved JAMES McGRATH 55TH REGT; borderline engraved frame with acanthus foliate engraving; No 20687T stamped to rhs; barrel, frame, t/guard & b/strap retain 40% original blue finish & g. profiles; vg chequered walnut grips; gwo except weak trigger return & o/a vg cond. In Oak case with screw top lid, raised coin escutcheon & trade label; partitioned & re-lined in green baize, with turn screw, rod, 54 bore mould & modern made Tranter tins of lubricating bullets & lubricating composition. C.1860 #20687T L/R Catalogue A50 Item 301 $1200 – 1500
302 CASED WEBLEY MKV D/A SERVICE REVOLVER: 455 Cal; 6 shot; 102 mm (4″) barrel; exc bore; 85% orig blue finish thinning on top strap & muzzle; Birmingham proofs; std configuration & markings; vg. bird’s head grip with 2 pc chequered gutta percha grips & lanyard ring; b/strap engraved PRESENTED TO LIEUT & QRMR E.C.GALLAGHER 2/7 BATTN THE LONDON REGIMENT BY BRIDGE WARD LONDON;gwo & vg cond. In oak case with screw top lid, loose escutcheon inscribed E.C.G.; lined in blue baize with a cartridge mag; Rune screw & oil bottle. C.1914 #134407 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 302 $1200 – 1500
303 CASED 1849 COLT POCKET PERCUSSION REVOLVER: 31 Cal; 5 shot cylinder with 90% scene; 127mm (5″) octagonal barrel with two line New York address; Colt’s patent to frame & cylinder; g. profiles & clear markings; original wedge; dark mottled grey patina to barrel & cylinder, soft case colours to frame & hammer in protected areas; brass back strap & t/guard with approx 85% orig silver plate remaining; g orig grips with light wear & bruises, sml chip to lhs; all complete; gwo & cond. Presented in a modern case partitioned & lined in royal blue velvet; with a full complement of accessories. C.1852. #37633 matching L/R Catalogue A50 Item 303 $1400 – 1600
304 CASED COLT 1851 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER: 36 Cal; 6 shot cylinder, no scene; 190mm (7½”) barrel with one line New York address; Colt’s patent to frame; mellow finish to brass t/guard & back strap, American Eagle engraved to back strap; dark grey/brown patina to all metal parts with minor bruising & light pitting; smooth profiles; moderate wear to walnut grips; gwo & f cond. Presented in a modern case, partitioned & lined in navy blue velvet with correct mould, nipple wrench & reproduction flask. C.1863 #151316 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 304 $1500 – 1800
305 CASED ADAMS MKII C/F REVOLVER: 450 Cal; 6 shot non-fluted cylinder; 127mm (5”) ovate barrel; vg bore; std sights; top strap engraved ADAMS & CO 9 FINSBURY PLACE SOUTH LONDON; lhs barrel lug inscribed H.C.L. 1878; sharp profiles & markings; 85% orig blue finish remains with most losses to t/guard & lhs of frame; vg chequered walnut grips with lanyard ring; gwo & exc cond. Presented in its original vg oak case, partitioned & lined in green baize, with vg Adams trade label turn screw, pewter oil bottle, rod & cartridge mag. A pristine casing. C.1900 #5039 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 305 $1800 – 2400
306 CASED ADAMS MODEL 1867A C/F REVOLVER: 450 Boxer; 6 shot non-fluted cylinder; 150mm (5 7/8”) oct barrel; exc bore; std sights & fittings; ADAMS PATENT SMALL ARMS CO 391 STRAND LONDON; London proofs to cylinder; Adams trade mark to rhs of frame; sharp profiles & markings; 80% orig blue finish with most losses to lhs of frame & t/guard; vg chequered walnut grips; gwo & cond. Presented in its f. orig oak case, partitioned & re-lined in green velvet with Adams Patent trade label, showing wear; complete with pewter oil bottle, turn screw, rod & key. #2613 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 306 $1600 – 2000
307 CASED THORNTON & SONS PATENT C/F REVOLVER: 450 Boxer; 6 shot fluted cylinder; 140mm (5½”) octagonal barrel; vg bore; std sights; Thornton’s Patent to lhs of barrel lug, the patent refers to the hinged left side plate to reveal the internal parts for repair etc; sharp profiles & markings; retaining 85% original blue finish with most losses to t/guard & back strap; vg chequered walnut grips with lanyard ring; gwo & cond. Presented in its original vg mahogany case, partitioned & lined in blue baize with vg Beattie retailer’s trade label, oil bottle, rod, cartridge mag & key. #45680 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 307 $1800 – 2000
308 CASED 4TH MODEL TRANTER PERCUSSION REVOLVER: 120 bore; 5 shot cylinder; 93mm (3¾”) oct barrel; f to g bore; std sights; with DEANE & SON 30 KING WILLIAM ST LONDON BRIDGE to top strap; borderline & foliate engraved frame, barrel lug & loading lever; Tranter’s patent to lhs of frame; vg profiles & markings; retaining 65% orig blue finish with most losses to barrel; vg chequered walnut grips; all complete; gwo & cond. Presented in its original vg mahogany case, partitioned & lined in green baize with a good bag flask, rod, pewter oil bottle & nipple wrench. C.1865 #N8729T L/R Catalogue A50 Item 308 $1500 – 1800
309 GERMAN B/L D/B CAPE GUN: 16G & 9.3mm; 2½” chamber; 27.75 barrels with machine cut rib; dovetail front sight, one standing, one folding back sight; fitted with a D.R.G.M. DR Walter Gerard Charlottenburg scope with detachable mounts; g. rifle bore; shotgun barrel with fine pitting near the chamber & stamped NITRO with German proofs; external hammers with back action locks; set trigger to rifle barrel; g. profiles & markings; thin blue finish to barrels; plain borderline engraved action & locks with faint case colours; g. pistol grip with cheek piece & chequered wrist; chequered forend with a slither of wood missing from rhs; tight on the face; gwo & cond. C.1920 #641 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 309 $1400 – 1800
310 U.S. G. GOULCHER HALF STOCKED PERCUSSION, CONVERTED FROM FLINT, KENTUCKY STYLE RIFLE: 45 Cal; 32″ oct heavy barrel; g. bore with fine pitting to the lands; fitted with a nipple & drum conversion; brass dovetail front sight, notched rear sight with elevator; borderline engraved lock plate engraved with foliage, hound at bay, game birds & G.GOULCHER inscribed in an ornate banner; brass t/guard & crescent butt plate of the Kentucky form; pewter forend cap; slight wear to profiles; patchy grey finish to barrel, light brown to lock & hammer & mellow to brass furniture; g. stock with cheek & stamped L.G.BEVER; all complete with rod; gwo & cond. C.1840. N/L Catalogue A50 Item 310 $1300 – 1600
311 A. MARTEN S/B PERCUSSION FULL STOCKED HUNTING RIFLE: 60 Cal; 30″ octagonal damascus twist swamped barrel; g. bore with well-defined rifling; small dovetail front sight, one standing, one folding rear sight with peep sight to the tang; top barrel flat inscribed in gold lettering A.MARTEN IN STETTIN, 50% gold remains; foliate engraved tang; dolphin nose hammer; lock fitted with safety catch & borderline engraving; ornate German silver t/guard with double set triggers; furniture decorated ensuite; vg profiles & clear engraving; soft grey finish to barrel with a clear damascus pattern; soft grey to hammer, lock & fittings; mellow patina to t/guard & furniture; vg stock with minor wear & patchbox to rhs of butt with floral panel; fine chequered wrist with carved foliage, cheek piece ensuite; gwo & vg cond. Complete with horn tipped rod. N/L Catalogue A50 Item 311 $2500 – 3000
312 WINCHESTER MOD.1892 HALF MAG L/A RIFLE: 32 WCF; 5 shot; 24” half octagonal, half round barrel; g. bore; std sights; 2 line New Haven address; 32 WCF to breech; WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 PAT OCT 14 1884; to tang; g. profiles & clear markings; thinning blue/plum finish to barrel, soft grey to action with traces of original blue finish, grey to fittings; g. original stock with minor bruising; gwo & cond. C.1897 #156824 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 312 $900 – 1100
313 WINCHESTER MOD.1892 HALF MAG L/A RIFLE: 25-20; 5 shot mag; 24” octagonal barrel; vg bore; std sights; MODEL 92 WINCHESTER 25-20 WCF trade mark to lhs of barrel; 2 line New Haven address; Winchester trade mark MADE IN USA to tang; g. profiles & clear markings; blue/grey finish to barrel & furniture, light silver grey to action; vg stock; gwo & cond. C.1927 #988924 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 313 $900 – 1100
314 MAUSER 98 STUTZEN FULL STOCKED B/A SPORTING RIFLE: 8 x 57 Cal; 4 shot mag; 23″ barrel; g to vg bore; lhs barrel stamped NP 8X57MM & LP over II; ramp front sight with one standing & one folding rear sight; fitted with ARL Kahles Wein VI MIGNON 4X scope on see- thru QD mounts; lhs receiver marked 2.75g G.B.P.; spoon shaped bolt; g. profiles & clear markings; 80% original blue finish to barrel, trigger guard & receiver; double-set triggers; g. Mannlicher style pistol grip stock with cheek piece; small crack to forend at schnable & small chip to schnabel; stock v slightly loose at forend; g. chequering at wrist & forend, moderate bruising & scratches; sling swivels: thin horn butt plate; gwo & cond. #1742 bolt not matching L/R Catalogue A50 Item 314 $3000 – 3500
315 GERMAN SCHUETZEN MARTINI ACTION TARGET RIFLE: 8.15 x 46R; 30” octagonal barrel; g. bore; adjustable front sight; Shannon variable peep sight at the tang; breech inlaid in silver & inscribed F.R. JUNG U SOHNE IN SUHL; STAHL to rhs of barrel; borderline engraved action; g. profiles & clear markings; blue/grey finish to barrel, intricate extended trigger guard & butt plate; vg original stock with cheek piece; gwo & vg cond. Comes with 36 brass cases, mould & reloading gear in a metal box. #16612 N/L Catalogue A50 Item 315 $3000 – 3500
316 MAYNARD 2ND MODEL PERCUSSION B/L CAVALRY CARBINE: 20” round barrel; g. bore; with v. minor pitting in lands near the breech; std sights; rhs of action marked MANUFACTURED BY MASS ARMS CO CHICOPEE FALLS; vg profiles & clear markings; plum patina to barrel; faint case colours to frame & fittings; g. walnut stock with minor scratches; with saddle ring & bar; gwo & vg cond. A very good example of the Civil War period. Dated 1865 #25539 N/L Catalogue A50 Item 316 $3000 – 3500
317 WINCHESTER 1866 4TH MODEL L/A RIFLE: 44RF; 17 shot mag; 24” octagonal barrel; f. bore; std sights & two line New Haven address; brass frame, steel crescent butt plate, with trap & forend cap; g. profiles & clear markings; soft grey patina to barrel, butt plate, forend cap, lever & mag tube; lightly cleaned finish to frame; f to g butt stock with a v. fine aged crack lhs of comb to butt plate & minor bruising; gwo & cond. C.1889 #164606 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 317 $5000 – 6000
318 WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 TRAPPER FULL MAG CARBINE: 44 WCF; 11 shot; 15″ round barrel; clear bore with slight wear; std sights; saddle ring to lhs of action; std 2 line New Haven address plus THE STINGER & WASP trade mark of Perry Brothers Brisbane, Winchester Retailer.; 44 WCF to breech; MODEL 1892 Winchester trade mark to tang; g. profiles & clear markings; 70% original blue finish remains to barrel & tube, thin blue to action, lever & butt plate; f to g stock with moderate bruising; gwo & cond. C.1912 #679788 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 318 $1800 – 2400
319 WINCHESTER MOD.1873 TRAPPER FULL MAG S/R CARBINE: 44 WCF; 15″ barrel; f. bore; std sights & two line New Haven address; MODEL 1873 to tang; saddle ring to lhs of action; g. profiles & clear markings; grey finish to barrel & tube with a few scruff marks; blue/grey to action & butt plate; blue/plum to lever; g. stock with mod bruising to forend; g. butt stock with v. fine aged crack to lhs; gwo & cond. With Winchester Factory letter. C.1890 #323927B L/R Catalogue A50 Item 319 $4000 – 4500
320 WINCHESTER MOD.1894 FULL MAG S/R CARBINE: 25-35 WCF; 6 shot mag; 20″ round barrel; g. bore with slight wear; std sights; 2 line New Haven address & NICKEL STEEL BARREL ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER 25-35 WCF; Winchester 1894 trade mark to tang; saddle ring to lhs of action; sharp profiles & markings; 85% original blue finish remains with most losses to lhs of action & barrel band; strong case colours to lever; vg stock with minor bruising; gwo & exc cond. C.1909 #489737 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 320 $2200 – 2500
321 MARLIN MOD.1894 FULL MAG L/A RIFLE: 32-20; 12 shot; 24″ round barrel g. bore; std sights, 2 line Marlin address & CAL markings to barrel; MARLIN SAFETY to top of action; MODEL 1894 to tang; 97% original blue remains to barrel, tube, forend cap & sights; vivid case colours to action, hammer, lever & butt plate; exc stock with a couple of v. minor bruises; gwo & exc cond. With Marlin Factory letter. C.1896 #140523 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 321 $3000 – 4000
322 WINCHESTER MOD.1873 FULL MAG RIFLE: 32 WCF; 12 shot; 24″ octagonal barrel; vg bore; std sights, 2 line New Haven address & Cal markings; MODEL 1873 to tang; sharp profiles & markings; 95% original blue finish remains; faint case colours to lever, grey to crescent butt plate; g. stock with minor bruising to butt, moderate bruising & v. fine aged crack to lhs of forend; gwo & vg+ cond. With Winchester Factory letter. C.1890 #351154B L/R Catalogue A50 Item 322 $6000 – 7000
323 WINCHESTER MOD.1885 HI-WALL FALLING BLOCK TARGET RIFLE: 32-40 No.3; 30″ half round, half octagonal target barrel; g. bore; adjustable windage front sight & mid-range Verner peep sight; std 2 line New Haven address; sharp profiles & markings; 98% original blue finish remains; vivid case colours to action & lever; Schuetzen style butt plate with nickel finish; exc stock; gwo & exc cond. With Winchester Factory letter. C.1889 #31552 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 323 $8000 – 9000
324 WINCHESTER MOD.1895 FLAT SIDE L/A SPORTING RIFLE: 30-40 Cal; 6 shot mag; 28″ round barrel; g. bore; std sights & 2 line New Haven address; 30 U.S. Cal marking to breech; WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 to tang; g. profiles & clear markings; 65% orig blue finish remains with most losses to top of action & lever; grey to butt plate; f to g stock with mod bruising & sml chip to lhs of forend; gwo & cond. With Winchester Factory letter. C.1896 #1413 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 324 $3500 – 4000
325 WINCHESTER MOD. 70XTR B/A SPORTING RIFLE: 338 Winchester magnum; 4 shot mag; 24″ barrel; exc bore; std sights plus Leupold 2x7 vari X II scope; all original blue finish remains; exc chequered pistol grip stock with cap; gwo & exc cond. #G1582593 C. Post 1964L/R Catalogue A50 Item 325 $800 – 1000
326 MARLIN MOD.94 L/A SPORTING RIFLE: 38-40; 12 shot mag; 24″ oct barrel; exc bore; std sights & 2 line New Haven address & Cal markings; MARLIN MODEL 94 to tang; 98% original blue finish remains to barrel & furniture; vivid case colours to action, strong to lever, blue/grey to butt plate; exc stock with minor bruising; gwo & exc cond. C.1910 #344774 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 326 $5000 – 6000
327 WINCHESTER MOD.1892 HALF MAG L/A SPORTING RIFLE: 32-20 Cal; 5 shot mag; 24″ round barrel; vg bore; std sights; 2 line New Haven address & 32 WCF MODEL 1892 WINCHESTER trade mark to tang; g. profiles & clear markings; 97% original blue finish remains to barrel; 45% to action, grey to lever & butt plate; g. stock with moderate bruising with the likeness of a unicorn stamped to lhs; gwo & cond. C.1914 #747141 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 327 $1200 – 1400
328 MARLIN MOD.1897 FULL MAG L/A SPORTING RIFLE: 22RF; 10 shot mag; 24″ round barrel; exc bore; fitted with a globe front sight & ivory bead; Marlin 2 line address to barrel; sharp profiles & markings; 98% original blue finish to barrel & forend cap; vivid case colours to action, fainter to lever, thin blue to butt plate; exc pistol grip chequered stock & forend; gwo & fine cond. C.1910 #442267 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 328 $3500 – 4000
329 JOHN WAYNE WINCHESTER ’94 S.R.C. COMMEMMORATIVE L/A CARBINE: 32.40 Cal; 6 shot mag; 20” barrel; fine bore; classic John Wayne large lever loop; std sights & fittings; rifle is unfired NIB. # JW2737 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 329 $800 – 1000
330 BRITISH BUTT RESERVOIR AIR GUN: .38 Cal; 30″ part octagonal, mostly round screw off twist iron barrel with vg finely rifled bore; fine front bead & rear leaf sights; internal lock with side hammer & rotating loading lever; action, hammer & t/guard with acanthus foliate engraving; butt stock as air reservoir, leather covering renewed; includes pump; gwo & f to g. cond. C.1850 #76 N/L Catalogue A50 Item 330 $1300 – 1700
331 ENGLISH 1/2 STOCKED S/B PERCUSSION FOWLER: 8G; 55″ rnd swamped barrel, Birmingham private proofs, under rib with 3 r.rod pipes, patent hook breech, nipple absent; f to p bore; stepped, unsigned lock engraved with feather design & has unusual ramped section to lock plate below nipple area; g. profiles; grey/brown mottled finish to barrel & fittings; g. cond stock with nicely chequered wrist, minor bruising & sml age cracks to lhs near butt plate; horn nose cap, horn barrel key & wrist escutcheons, horn tipped orig rod; steel butt plate & scroll t/guard; gwo & cond. C.1800 N/L Catalogue A50 Item 331 $1400 – 1800
332 ENGLISH 1/2 STOCKED S/B PERCUSSION HUNTING RIFLE: 21 Bore; 30½” heavy oct Damascus barrel, London proofs under, patent hook breech with 2 platinum bands & plug; fine front blade & rear notch wedged sights, rifled with two deep grooves of Brunswick Rifle form, exc bore; high quality acanthus foliate engraving to lock, breech & tang with Tiger’s head engraved to breech tang, Elephant to butt tang & Lion to scroll grip trigger guard which terminates with pineapple finial; lock plate engraved R A H in gothic font; 95% orig finishes include Damascus finish to barrel, case colours to lock & hammer, blue to butt, some thinning of blue finish to trigger guard; striped Walnut stock in vg to exc cond with chequered wrist & horn nose cap; vacant silver oval wrist escutcheon; original large diameter wooden loading rod with horn & brass tips; exc w/o & cond. A lovely rifle in excellent condition. C.1850.N/L Catalogue A50 Item 332 $2500 – 3000
333 ENGLISH 1/2 STOCKED D/B IMPERIAL CAP LOCK PERCUSSION SYSTEM HUNTING RIFLE: 23 Bore; 32" heavy 10 sided barrels, London proofs under, hook breech with platinum plugs & inlaid bordered panel inscribed SMITH’S PATENT; fine front blade & rear notch sights with 5 leafs to 300 yds; top rib engraved SAMl & C SMITH PRINCES STREET LEICESTER SQRE LONDON; rifled with 6 wide grooves, vg bores; nipples & hammer faces designed for (Samuel) Smith’s patent Imperial Cap percussion system; high quality acanthus foliate engraving to locks, hammers, breech, butt, patch box, t/guard & r.rod pipe; engraved features include scales to hammer noses & fine chequering to t/guard scroll; locks engraved SAMl & C SMITH PRINCES STREET LONDON; 90% orig browning to barrel, 95% case colours to breech, also to lock & hammer protected areas, blue to butt, patchbox & t/guard; vg walnut stock with chequered wrist, minor bruising; vacant silver wrist escutcheon; orig ebony loading rod with brass tips; exc w/o & vg cond. C.1855 #6198 N/L Catalogue A50 Item 333 $2700 – 3500
334 BRITISH SOPER C/F MATCH RIFLE: .461 (Gibb’s) Cal; 34″ rnd barrel with London proofs; exc bore; fitted with front & rear long range sighting set by Alex Martin of Glasgow; breech action engraved W SOPER’S PATENT; 95% browned finish to barrel, breech in the white, blue/plum patina to action, trigger guard & butt plate; vg. cond stock with horn nose cap & chequering to wrist & forend, some minor to mod bruises; exc w/o & cond. A very desirable & unique rifle in excellent condition. C.1870 #638 N/L Catalogue A50 Item 334 $6000 – 8000
335 WINCHESTER MOD.1876 EARLY 2ND MODEL L/A FULL MAG EXPRESS RIFLE: 50-95 Express; 24″ round barrel with London proofs; bright bore with good rifling; ramp front sight & 3 leaf express style rear sights; Winchester & Kings Improvement patent in 2 lines to barrel below which is engraved SIGHTED & REGULATED BY HOLLAND & HOLLAND 98 NEW BOND ST LONDON W;dust cover engraved WINCHESTER EXPRESS .50 CAL 95 GRS; top tang engraved MODEL 1876; lifter marked 50-95; fading blue finish to barrel & mag in protected areas; 15% fading blue finish to receiver; mottled brown patina to lever & hammer, lever partially sheathed with leather; dark forend wood & 3X pistol grip butt stock with fine chequering & light to moderate bruising to both, butt rhs neatly inscribed AFC & 1; screws are vg; gwo & in original, untouched cond; assembly number 643. # 9980 N/L Catalogue A50 Item 335 $6000 – 9000
336 ENGLISH PERCUSSION WALKING STICK POACHER’S GUN: 28G; 29″ barrel struck with Birmingham proofs; f. bore; bead front sight; foliate engraved under hammer action; plain wooden handle inset with shoulder stock fitting; f to g profiles; clear markings; soft grey finish to all metal with minor pitting; g. handle with a sml chip each side of action; comes with spare barrel; gwo. C.1860 N/L Catalogue A50 Item 336 $450 – 650
337 INDIA ISSUE SERGEANT’S PERCUSSION TYPE FUSIL: .656 Cal; 31½” barrel; g. smooth bore; standard triangular front & notched lug rear sights; British Govt acceptance stamps to breech & unit mark N.S. BEN, also later commercial London proofs & 17; barrel held with two solid bands retained by springs; borderline engraved lock marked VR ROYAL CYPHER TOWER 1856; mellow brass regulation furniture; f to g. profiles; clear markings; silver brown patina to barrel, lock & fittings; g stock with minor bruising, faint (India arsenal?) roundel to butt rhs dated 1891; complete with rod, swivels & nipple protector; action a/f o/w f to g cond. N/L Catalogue A50 Item 337 $750 – 1200
338 NEW ZEALAND COLONIAL ISSUE HAY PATTERN PERCUSSION RIFLE: .577 Cal; 36″ barrel; g. bore; std front & rear sights; lock marked TOWER 1865; mellow finish to bronze regulation furniture with butt tang marked J N.Z. 448; vg. profiles & clear markings; 80% original finish to barrel, grey to bands & lock; g. stock with minor bruising, BIRMINGHAM 1865 roundel to rhs; complete with swivels, snap cap & chain & orig rod marked J 448; gwo & cond. A very nice example N/L Catalogue A50 Item 338 $1800 – 2000
339 GREENE BRITISH CAVALRY CAPPING B/L PERCUSSION CARBINE: .577 Cal; 18″ barrel; exc bore; std 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% orig finish to all metal parts, freckling to breech section; g stock with minor to moderate scratches; all complete; vgwo & cond. #1116 N/L Catalogue A50 Item 339 $3500 – 5000
340 SHARPS B/L MODEL 1855 BRITISH CAVALRY PERCUSSION CARBINE: .577 Cal; 19″ barrel; vg. bore; with Maynard tape primer; 90% thinning original finish to all metal, a few sml bruises, mellow brass butt plate & patch box; action tang stamped SHARPS Patent 1848 & crown over 2 inspection stamp; stock & forewood with v sml bruises, retains orig finish & vg profiles, sml aged crack to rear of hammer; with saddle ring & bar; vgwo & cond. #23246 N/L Catalogue A50 Item 340 $4000 – 4200
341 AUSTRALIAN, COLONIAL ISSUE WILSON’S PATENT CAPPING B/L CAVALRY CARBINE: 52 Bore; 20″ barrel, stamped with Birmingham proofs & 52; p. bore; std front & rear sights (slide absent); borderline engraved lock plate with CROWN & dated 1864; breech marked T.WILSONS PATENT; knox form marked C.626; mellow finish to brass furniture; soft blue/grey patina to barrel, lock, fittings & breech; vg profiles & clear markings; vg orig stock with pale patina; rhs of stock marked LC (Launceston Cavalry) & with oval stamp (½ is faint) stating MANUFACTURED FOR HEBBERT & CO 68 PALL MALL EAST LONDON;lhs of stock stamped J. ASTON ARMOURER HYTHE; complete with saddle ring & bar to lhs & with correct rod; gwo & vg cond. A Scarce & desirable item. #C626 N/L Catalogue A50 Item 341 $3200 – 3500
342 BRITISH TOWER Patt 1840 PERCUSSION CONSTABULARY CARBINE: .65 Cal; 26½” barrel; p to f. cond smooth bore; fitted with Lovell’s bayonet catch; borderline engraved lock plate marked ROYAL CYPHER over VR TOWER 1855; mellow brass regulation furniture; butt tang stamped 8, g. profiles & clear markings to all; dark brown patina to lock & hammer, re-blued barrel, replaced rod; untouched original stock with dark patina, minor to moderate scratches & bruises, rhs marked BáO; both swivels fitted; gwo & f cond. N/L Catalogue A50 Item 342 $1000 – 1400
343 AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL POLICE ISSUE BRUNSWICK TYPE VOLUNTEER PERCUSSION RIFLE: .577 Cal; 30″ barrel fitted with std Brunswick style sword bayonet fitting; g. bore with 3 groove rifling; std front sight, rear sight absent; border engraved lock marked WILKINSON LONDON; mellow finish to brass standard regulation furniture with brass hinged patch box; tang marked VC over S 111 (Victorian Constabulary); vg. profiles & clear markings; soft silver grey patina to barrel, lock & hammer; g. orig untouched stock with minor to moderate bruising; complete with orig rod stamped S 111; swivels present; vgwo. C.1850’s. See Lot 343a for matching bayonet. N/L Catalogue A50 Item 343 $2700 – 3000
343a VICTORIAN COLONIAL ISSUE BRUNSWICK BAYONET: vg 22” blade with single fullers; ribbed brass hilt with down swept quillions & bayonet catch; complete with vg brass mounted black leather scabbard marked S 111; g cond. The matching bayonet for Lot 343. N/L Catalogue A50 Item 343a $800 – 1000
344 EUROPEAN JAEGAR PILLAR BREECH PERCUSSION RIFLE: .56 Cal; 28½” octagonal barrel with pillar breech, g. bore with 7 grooves, white metal front sight & notched rear sight, fitted with sword bayonet bar; plain lock & hammer with no embellishments or markings; double adjustable set triggers; silver mottled brown patina to barrel, silver grey to lock, blue/grey to furniture; iron furniture & steel r.rod with brass tip; g cond full stock with only minor bruising & cheek rest to lhs, escutcheons to barrel keys & sling screw; o/a gwo & cond. C.1840 An interesting rifle. N/L Catalogue A50 Item 344 $1500 – 1800
345 BRITISH FLINTLOCK VOLUNTEER CAVALRY CARBINE: 17 Bore; 21″ barrel with swivel, rod & Birmingham commercial proofs, some loss of metal to vent; p. bore; front sight worn, no rear sight provided; plain lock marked C&G, fitted with re-inforced cock & integral pan; mellow brass furniture includes Baker rifle style scroll trigger guard; slight wear to profiles; dark grey patina to barrel, lock & fittings; g. stock with minor & mod bruising, small split to ramrod channel, sling bar fitted to lhs; f to g cond.#557 N/L Catalogue A50 Item 345 $1000 – 1500
346 MARLIN 1894 SAFETY MODEL LEVER ACTION RIFLE: 32/40 Cal; 12 shot; 25.5″ barrel; vg to exc bore; adj semi-buckhorn rear sight & blade front sight; lhs of barrel stamped MARLIN FIRE-ARMS CO. NEW-HAVEN CT USA & 32-40; MARLIN SAFETY to top of action; blacked finish to barrel & full-length mag; vivid case colour to action, lever; trigger & straps; g to vg cond stock & forend with fitted steel plate to butt; exc wo & cond. #97062 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 346 $2700 – 3500
347 W.J. JEFFREY & Co S/B ROOK RIFLE: J.255 Cal; 26″ barrel; g. bore; blade front sight; 1 standing & 2 folding rear sights marked 50, 100 & 150; top of barrel stamped W.J. JEFFREY & Co 13 KING STREET ST JAMES’S LONDON SW & JEFFREY RIFLE’S HOLD THE HIGHEST RECORD IN THE WORLD FOR ACCURACY OF SHOOTING.; J.255 to lhs of barrel at action; faded black finish to barrel & side lever with wear marks; f case colour to action; W.J. JEFFREY & CO in banner scroll to both sides of action; g to vg Prince of Wales grip stock & fore-end with g to vg chequering on both; case coloured metal cap to grip; polished horn cap to forend; blank escutcheon; gwo & cond. #20207 N/L Catalogue A50 Item 347 $1200 – 1600
348 STEYR MANNLICHER B/A SPORTING RIFLE: 8 x 57 Cal; 4 shot; Mauser action; 23″ barrel; g bore; lhs barrel stamped British proof marks & (NP) 8MM; lhs receiver with British & German proof marks; ramp front sight with one standing & one folding rear sight; turned down spoon shaped bolt handle; g. profiles & clear markings; 80% orig blue finish on barrel; g case colour to receiver, Mauser action bolt, mag well & t/guard; adjustable dbl-set triggers; g to vg pistol grip stock with cheek piece; g to vg chequering at wrist; sling swivels; case coloured thin metal butt plate with S/No; g to vgwo & cond. #15860 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 348 $3000 – 4000
349 W.TISDALL MARTINI ACTION HALF STOCKED SPORTING RIFLE: 450-577 Cal; 24½” barrel; vg bore; block front sight, one fixed & two leaf folding rear sight; breech marked W.H.TISDALL 47 WHITTALL ST BIRMINGHAM; 85% blue finish remains; g. stock & forend with chequered wrist & forend; gwo & cond. #16508 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 349 $600 – 700
350 WINCHESTER 1866 3RD MODEL L/A RIFLE: 44RF; 17 shot mag; 24” octagonal barrel; f. bore; std sights & two line New Haven address; butterscotch finish to all brass frame, crescent butt plate, (no trap) & forend cap; soft grey patina to barrel, mag tube lever & hammer; g. profiles & clear address; g. original stock with a v. fine aged crack lhs of comb to butt plate & v. minor bruising; sling swivels absent; gwo & cond. C.1872 #106090 N/L Catalogue A50 Item 350 5000 – 7000

 

The following items L.351 to L.447 are from the collection of the late NEIL GREGORY SPEED:
Neil was one of the original founders of the “Guild” (The Antique & Historical Arms Collectors Guild of Victoria) in 1963. 
Neil served as the Guild Secretary from its foundation & for many years as editor of Caps & Flints until 2004 when he retired
from both roles. The Guild & Neil negotiated with the Victorian Government for the recognition of arms collecting as a legally
established interest. The result of which saw the creation of the Antique Collectors Licence – a licence fondly remembered by
all of us who began collecting back then. Neil’s collecting interests were legendary & he was an internationally recognised
Colt collector.  He took part in the US Colt Collecting Societies re-enactment as Col Samuel Colt & thoroughly ensconcing
himself into the role & enjoying himself immensely. It certainly suited his larger than life character.

 

351 BSA B/A SPORTING RIFLE; 303 Cal; 10 shot; 24.5″ barrel; borderline engraved receiver ring marked LEE SPEED PATENTS BSA CO. P.94.9 ; f to g bore with no visible pitting; std front sights with guard either side; flip up rear sights, 100, 200, 300 yds; raised solid 18″ file-cut rib marked FOR CORDITE ONLY; top tang stamped BSA PAT 28834/97 & fitted with sliding safety; g. profiles; 75% finish to barrel & action, thinning at breech; g to vg stock with v. minor bruising; chequered forend & pistol grip with cap; steel butt plate; gwo & cond. # P949 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 351 $2000 – 2500
352 BOER WAR CARVED LSA LEE ENFIELD MK 1* B/A RIFLE; 303 Cal; 10 shot; 30″ barrel; f to g bore with no visible pitting; raised front sight & std rear sight; g. profiles; 20% finish to barrel & action; mag cut-off; receiver ring marked with ROYAL CYPHER & VR LSA & Co Ld 1900 L.E.*; f to g stock with duffle-cut forend; numerous marks & sml dents to forend; stock has profuse hand carving of line patterns to stock; lhs side of stock carved TRANSVAAL ORANGE FREE STATE NATAL, BOER WAR, 1901, 1902, plus primitive carving of SOLDIER, LION & WAGON; rhs carved with Aust Coat of Arms, ADVANCE AUSTRALIA, DEATH OR GLORY, PTE. F.J. SMITH, 5TH VMP; inlet penny to rhs of stock with head of Edward VII; with sling; steel butt plate; fwo & cond. With copy of Caps & Flints, Vol 19. #8 for full story of Trooper Frederick J. Smith of 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles full encounter of action at Wilmansrust 12th June 1901. # 9604 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 352
Catalogue A50 Item 352
Catalogue A50 Item 352
$2500 – 3500
353 BSA LEE SPEED B/A RIFLE; 303 Cal; 5 shot mag with cut-off; 21″ barrel; bore f to good; std sights; g. profiles; 20% finish to barrel & action; stamped LEE SPEED PATENTS BSA CO; f. stock with minor bruising & marks; brass butt plate; matching turned down bolt; with 88 Patent bayonet w/s; f to gwo & cond. # 733 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 353 $1200 – 1500
354 VERY RARE HAENEL-ROTH M1899 SELF LOADING RIFLE: 8.15mm x 46mm Cal; 4 shot; 21″ barrel; f bore; vg profiles; German silver blade front sight, 1 standing & 1 folding rear sight at breech; machine cut rib; thinning blue finish to barrel; plumb finish to receiver & fittings; lhs of receiver marked in script “CG Haenel, Suhl System G. Roth. D.R. Patent No 116061 & 118602;fine scroll & foliate engraving to trigger guard, magazine floor plate & screws; g. stock with chequered wrist with even wear & bruising on cheek piece. A finely made & preserved experimental rifle & one of only a handful known to exist. #45 Cat D L/R Catalogue A50 Item 354 $8000 – 12000
355 MAUSER MOD.1896 B/A CARBINE: 7.92x57 Cal; 5 shot mag; 18″ barrel; g bore; 80% orig blue to barrel; std sights & fittings; plum finish to bands; turned down bolt; g. profiles & markings; lhs of receiver stamped MOD. MAUSER 1896. LUDW. & Co BERLIN; g stock with minor marks; saddle ring attached to stock swivel; silver plaque inscribed Taken at JOHANNESBURG FORT May 1900 to lhs of stock; with rod; f to gwo & cond. +Service record CAC Grosser #OVS227 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 355 $1500 – 1800
356 BOER WAR CARVED LEE ENFIELD B/A LEC 1 CAVALRY CARBINE; 303 Cal; 5 shot mag; 20″ barrel; f to g bore; std sights; matching turned down bolt; receiver ring stamped ENFIELD 1899 LEC 1 under VR & Royal Cypher; thinning plum finish to barrel, action & fittings; E to top of action; magazine cut-off; dustcover to action; g to vg stock with v minor marks; lhs of stock carved M.F. LYNSKY & SAMR (South Australian Mounted Rifles) in separate banners; rhs of stock with metal disk stamped 1.00, 1. & R.DEP 105;gwo & vg cond. + Rifle & Lynksy provenance. # 478 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 356
Catalogue A50 Item 356
$2000 – 3000
357 BSA LEE SPEED PATENT MLE B/A TARGET RIFLE; 303 Cal; 10 shot mag; 30″ barrel; f to g bore; std sights plus lift up peep sights at rear of receiver; barrel top stamped MOTTY SPECIAL STEEL; receiver stamped lhs FOR CORDITE ONLY, top MOTTY, rhs 660 & 14377; receiver ring stamped LEE-SPEED PATENT BSA Co; thinning plum finish to barrel, action & fittings; magazine cut-off; dust cover to action; g to vg stock with v minor marks; rhs of stock stamped M. HORAN N.S.W.; steel butt plate; gwo & vg cond. #14377 matching bolt L/R Catalogue A50 Item 357 $1200 – 1600
358 LEE SPEED PATENT METFORD MK 1 B/A PRIVATE CONTRACT RIFLE; 303 Cal; 8 shot mag; 30″ barrel; f to g bore; std sights plus Lobbing sights; magazine cut-off; dustcover to action; barrel top stamped MOTTY SPECIAL; receiver top stamped MOTTY, rhs 10262 & 1005; receiver ring stamped LEE-SPEED PATENTS; thinning plum finish to barrel, action & fittings; f to g stock with bruising & marks with finger grooves; rhs of stock with blank disk & stamped CMF, NSW, 15310/12 & (unclear) 1905; steel butt plate; fwo & cond. #10262 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 358 $1200 – 1600
359 BSA LEE SPEED PATENT B/A SPORTING RIFLE; 303 Cal; 5 shot mag; 24″ barrel; f bore; std sights plus flip up rear sights at rear of receiver; raised sporting rib; receiver ring lhs stamped BSA 1509; rhs stamped LEE-SPEED PATENT BSA&M Co 2538; thinning finish to barrel, action & fittings; magazine cut-off; dustcover to action stamped MANUFACTURED BY THE BIRMINGHAM SMALL ARMS & METAL Co LIMd ENGLAND; f to g stock with marks & bruising (especially to forend); pistol grip with cap; worn chequering; rhs of stock carved with bird on orb & arrows; steel butt plate; vacant escutcheon; gwo & vg cond. #2538 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 359 $1500 – 2000
360 BSA LEE SPEED PATENT B/A SPORTING RIFLE; 303 Cal; 10 shot mag; 24″ barrel; g bore; std sights plus 5 flip up rear sights 100–500 yds (possibly added later), also flip-up peep sight at rear of receiver; fixed power(?) scope marked B.2224 on QD side-mounts; barrel top marked THE BIRMINGHAM SMALL ARMS over 303 HEAVY TARGET; receiver ring rhs stamped LEE-SPEED PATENTS BSA&M Co 10486; 80% finish to barrel, action & fittings; magazine cut-off; dustcover to action; g to vg stock with minor marks & bruising; pistol grip with cap; g chequering; steel butt plate; gwo & vg cond. #10486 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 360 $1700 – 2200
361 HAENEL MODEL 88 B/A SPORTING RIFLE: 8x57 Cal; 5 shot mag; 23.5″ barrel; g bore; std sights plus peep sight at rear of action; double-set triggers; turned down spoon bolt; barrel marked BOHLER STAHL;80% finish to barrel, action & fittings; g to vg stock; semi pistol grip; cheek piece; vg chequering; vgwo & cond. # 11420 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 361 $1800 – 2500
362 BSA LEE SPEED PATENT B/A SPORTING RIFLE; 375-303 Cal; 10 shot mag; 24″ barrel; g bore; std front sights, with 5 flip up rear sights 100–500 yds;std fittings incl sling swivels; with magazine cut-off; dust cover to action; receiver ring rhs stamped LEE-SPEED PATENTS BSA&M Co A890; thinning blue finish to barrel, action & fittings; g to vg stock with minor marks & bruising; pistol grip with cap; g chequering; blank escutcheon; steel butt plate; gwo & vg cond. # A890 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 362 $1800 – 2200
363 BSA LEE SPEED PATENT B/A SPORTING RIFLE; 303 Cal; 10 shot mag; 24″ barrel; g bore; std sights plus 2 flip up rear sights, 200 & 300 yds; raised sporting rib; std fittings incl sling swivels, mag cut-off & dust cover to action; raised target/sporting rib; barrel top marked BIRMINGHAM SMALL ARMS & METAL Co Ld;receiver ring stamped LEE-SPEED PATENTS rhs; 80% finish to barrel, action & fittings with v minor marking to bottom of barrel; g to vg stock with minor marks & bruising, pistol grip with cap; g to vg chequering; steel butt plate; gwo & vg cond. #4288 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 363 $1500 – 1800
364 BSA LEE SPEED PATENT B/A SPORTING RIFLE; 303 Cal; 5 shot mag; 24″ barrel; g bore; std sights plus 2 flip up rear sights, 200 & 300 yds; std fittings incl sling swivels, magazine cut-off, turned down bolt & dust cover to action; lhs barrel top marked NITRO PROVED; receiver top marked FOR CORDITE ONLY; receiverring rhs stamped LEE-SPEED PATENTS BSA Co P950; 80% plum finish to barrel, action & fittings; g to vg stock with minor marks & bruising; pistol grip with cap; g to vg chequering; steel butt plate; gwo & vg cond. # P950 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 364 $1800 – 2400
365 BSA MODEL SUPERSPORT B/A TARGET RIFLE; 22 Cal; 5 shot mag; 22″ barrel; f to g bore; hooded front sight with adjustable target peep sight at rear of action,rear sight removed;withmagazine cut-off & dust cover to action; barrel top marked THE BIRMINGHAM SMALL ARMS Co LTD – ENGLAND, BSA SUPERSPORT-5 & .22LR;receiver ring rhs stamped LEE-SPEED PATENTS BSA&M Co 10486; patchy finish to barrel, action & fittings; f stock with cheek piece, minor marks & bruising, pistol grip with cap & butt plate; f to gwo & cond. # 2008S L/R Catalogue A50 Item 365 $300 – 400
366 BSA LEE SPEED PATENTS B/A SPORTERISED RIFLE; re-barrelled to .22 Cal; mag blocked to single shot; 24″ barrel; f to g clean bore; std sights & fittings; magazine cut-off removed; dustcover to action; receiver ring rhs stamped LEE-SPEED PATENTS BSA&M Co; 80% finish to barrel, faded/poor to action & fittings; g to vg refurbished stock with minor marks & bruising on butt; steel butt plate; gwo & cond. # 6089 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 366 $300 – 400
367 LITHGOW B/A SPORTING RIFLE; 22 Cal; 5 shot mag; 23.5″ barrel marked MADE BY SMALL ARMS FACTORY LITHGOW NSW to lhs; f bore; std sights; 80% finish to barrel, action & fittings; g stock; fwo & cond. # 62017 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 367 $300 – 400
368 WINCHESTER MODEL 92 L/A S/R CARBINE: 32 WCF Cal; 11 shot; 20″ barrel; f bore; std sights; top of barrel stamped MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN.CONN. USA & 32 WCF; saddle ring to lhs; top tang stamped MODEL 1892 WINCHESTER PAT OCT 14 1884; plum finish to barrel & action; g. profiles; f. stock/forend with minor bruising/marks; steel butt plate; fwo & cond. C.1895 #969302 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 368 $800 – 1200
369 BSA MARTINI ACTION CADET RIFLE: 310 Cal; 25.2″ barrel; g bore; std sights & fittings with sight cover; lhs stamped Made by the Birmingham Small arms Co Ltd BSA; rhs stamped Commonwealth of Australia Vic & 13073 underneath; barrel top stamped Made by the Birmingham Small arms Co Ltd & 310 12-120 on rhs; Kangaroo image stamped on top of receiver; 70-80% blue finish to barrel & action, grey to bands & fittings; g. profiles; g. stock with bruising & minor chipping; stock marked COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA MILy Forces & Victoria within a circle & 13073 beneath; f to gwo & cond. #28523 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 369 $400 – 500
370 JOHN MARSON B.L.E. SxS PIGEON GUN: 12G; 2½”, 1 1/8oz NP; 30″ steel barrels; side clips; automatic safety; concave rib with JOHN MARSON. BIRMINGHAM address; PIGEON GUN to top of rhs barrel; vg bores choked approx FULL & FULL; fading blue finish to barrels, traces of case hardening to action; 50% scroll engraving to action & straps; g. chequered straight hand stock showing g. walnut colour; chequered butt; LOP 14½”; weight approx 6lb 15oz; loose on action; overall f to g wo & cond. Contained in a f. cond leather covered Vickers case, solid, brass-cornered, needs straps & relining. #1443 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 370 $800 – 1200
371 WILLIAM POWELL & SON S.L.E. SxS GAME GUN: 16G; 2½”, 1oz NP; 28″ steel barrels; vg bores choked approx CYL & MOD; doll’s head extension; automatic swing safety; push forward under lever opening; plain rib with WILLIAM POWELL & SON. 55 CARR’S LANE. BIRMINGHAM address; g. blue finish to barrels; gold No 1 to barrels & action; coin finish to action; 90% fine scroll engraving to action & straps; chequered straight hand stock & forend in g to vg cond & showing g. walnut colour; LOP 14½” incl black spacer & ½” red rubber pad, tight on action; weight approx 6lb 4oz; overall vg wo & cond. Presented in a basic contemporary case. Comes with William Powell & Sons letter confirming gun is No.1 of a pair & finished on 18th August 1899. #10633 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 371 $2500 – 3000
372 WARD & SONS S.L.E. SxS GAME GUN: 12G; 2¾ & 1 1/8th oz NP; 30″ steel barrels; rib with WARD & SONS. CENTRAL GUN WORKS. BIRMINGHAM address; vg bores choked approx IMP CYL & MOD; vg blue finish to barrels; gold No 1 to barrels & action; coin finish to action sides with remnant case hardening to bottom of action & straps; auto safety; 90% rose & scroll engraving to action & straps with blank name banners on both sides of action; chequered straight hand stock in vg cond & showing rich walnut colour; minor chip to forend; LOP 14½” including thin horn butt plate; tight on action; weight approx 7lb; overall vg wo & cond. Presented in a f to g plain leather case with KEITH MURDOCH impressed into the case lid. Comes withNeil Speed’s notes as to his acquisition from a lady in Brisbane claiming to be related to the Murdoch family.See related Lot.375 #240 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 372 $4500 – 5000
373 BRAZILIAN CONTRACT D/A SMITH & WESSON MILITARY MODEL REVOLVER: 45 Cal; 6 shot fluted cylinder; 140mm (5½”) round barrel; g. bore; std sights, barrel address & Cal markings; Brazilian crest & 1937 to rhs of frame; vg profiles & clear markings; 85% original blue finish remains with minor scratches & muzzle wear; g. original S&W walnut grips with lanyard loop; gwo & vg cond. Dated 1937 #200019 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 373 $700 – 900
374 S&W 2ND MODEL HAND EJECT C/F REVOLVER: 455 Cal; 6 shot fluted cylinder; 165mm (6½”) round barrel; vg bore; std sights, barrel address & markings; British proofs to frame; S&W trade mark & 3 over 27 Military District markings; vg profiles & markings; faint case colours to trigger & hammer; 75% original blue finish remains; g. S&W medallion wooden grips with lanyard loop; gwo & cond. #28339 Pre ’47 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 374 $700 – 900
375 COLT NEW SERVICE C/F REVOLVER: 455 Cal; 6 shot fluted cylinder; 140mm (5½”) round barrel; g. bore; std sights & 2 line Hartford address; Rampant Colt logo to lhs of frame; g. profiles & markings; 65% original blue finish remains, the balance plum; exc hard rubber Colt grips with lanyard loop; gwo & cond. Complete with vg cond leather holster impressed V.GiLes No 3322 & very faint MURDOCH. With Colt Factory letter for 1915. Plus folder containing Victor Giles military record along with substantial research documents linking this firearm to Sir Keith Murdoch & “The Gallipoli letter”. Comes with notes by Neil Speed as to his acquisition from a lady in Brisbane claiming to be related to the Murdoch family.
#90229 L/R
Catalogue A50 Item 375 $1000 – 1200
376 COLT OFFICER’S MODEL TARGET REVOLVER: 38 SP; 6 shot fluted cylinder; 147mm (5¾”) round, replaced barrel; g. bore; target front sight; no Colt address or markings to barrel; Colt trade mark to lhs of frame; g. profiles & markings; soft grey to barrel; 80% original blue finish to frame, t/guard & grip frame; g. Colt hard rubber grips; gwo & cond. With Colt Factory letter for 1926. #532616 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 376 $400 – 600
377 COLT DETECTIVE SPECIAL C/F REVOLVER: 38 SP; 6 shot fluted cylinder; 51mm (2″) round barrel; g. bore; std sights & 2 line Hartford address; Rampant Colt trade mark to lhs of frame; sharp profiles & markings; 80% original blue finish remains; g. Colt medallion wooden grips; gwo & cond. #742995 Post ’47 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 377 $500 – 700
378 SMITH & WESSON MODEL 10-5 C/F REVOLVER: 38 S&W SP; 6 shot fluted cylinder; 51mm (2″) round barrel; vg bore; std sights to barrel, trade mark & address to rhs of frame; retaining all original blue finish & case colours to trigger & hammer; exc S&W grips; gwo & as new cond. #C656490 Post ’47 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 378 $500 – 600
379 SMITH & WESSON M.37 AIRWEIGHT C/F REVOLVER: 38SP; 5 shot fluted cylinder; 47mm (1 7/8″) barrel; exc bore; std sights & markings to barrel & trade mark to lhs of frame, address to rhs; retaining all original blue finish & case colours to trigger & hammer; vg S&W grips; gwo & as new cond. #J 158069Post ’47 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 379 $500 – 600
380 WEBLEY & SCOTT MK3 C/F REVOLVER: 38 Cal; 6 shot fluted cylinder; 76mm (3″) barrel; g. bore; std sight & top strap address; Australian Military issue marks to lhs of frame; g. profiles & markings; thin blue finish to all metal; fitted with black vulcanite grips with chips to base; gwo & cond. #54629 Pre ’47 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 380 $300 – 400
381 AUSTRALIAN HENRY ARMS COMPANY, MELBOURNE, S.A.A. R/F REVOLVER: 22RF; 6 shot fluted cylinder; 147mm (5¾”) round barrel; exc bore; std target sights; barrel marked THE HENRY ARMS CO PTY LTD MELB; brass t/guard & back strap; sharp profiles & address; thin blue finish to barrel & cylinder; faint case colours to frame; vg 2 piece walnut grips; gwo & exc cond. #2 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 381 $2000 – 2600
382 AUSTRALIAN HENRY ARMS COMPANY MELBOURNE S.A.A. C/F REVOLVER: 38SP; 6 shot fluted cylinder; 148mm (5 7/8″) round barrel marked THE HENRY ARMS CO PTY LTD MELB; brass t/guard & back strap; sharp profiles & address; strong blue finish to barrel & cylinder with minor marks; faint case colours to frame; vg 2 piece walnut grips; gwo & vg cond. #1 Post ’47 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 382 $2000 – 2600
383 AUSTRALIAN HENRY ARMS CO MELB S.A.A. C/F REVOLVER: 38 SP; 6 shot fluted cylinder; 148mm (5 7/8″) round barrel; g. bore; std target sights; no address to this barrel; brass t/guard & back strap; sharp profiles; thin blue/grey original finish to barrel & cylinder; matt grey to frame; vg 2 piece walnut grips; gwo & cond. #001A Post ’47 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 383 $2000 – 2600
384 AUSTRALIAN HENRY ARMS CO BELGRAVE VICTORIA, S/A PISTOL: 22 Cal; 10 shot mag; 183mm (7¼”) round barrel; g. bore; THE HENRY ARMS CO BELGRAVE VICTORIA to lhs of barrel lug; std sights; sharp profiles & address; pistol retains 90% original thin blue finish; g. plain walnut grips; gwo & vg cond. Henry Scott’s 1st gun he made, styled after a Colt Woodsman. #001A Post ’47 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 384 $1500 – 1800
385 BROWNING HI-POWER S/A PISTOL: 9mm; 13 shot mag; 121mm (4¾”) barrel; g. bore; std sights, FN address to lhs of slide; grip frame cut for shoulder stock; g. profiles & clear markings; 85% original blacked finish remains with v. minor staining to lhs of frame & slide; g. orig FN wooden grips; gwo & cond. C.1935 #3990 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 385 $900 – 1200
386 STEYR HAHN M.1911 S/A PISTOL: 9mm PAR; 8 shot mag; 127mm (5″) barrel; g. bore; std sights; lhs of slide marked STEYR 1916; 95% orig blue finish remains; exc Steyr chequered wooden grips; gwo & vg cond. #43341 Pre ’47 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 386 $800 – 900
387 ROTH STEYR M.1908 S/A PISTOL: 8mm; 6 shot mag; 140mm (5½”) barrel; g. bore; std sights; WAFFENFABRIK STEYR inscribed to barrel flat; sharp profiles & clear markings; 95% original blue finish remains; faint straw colouring to relevant areas; vg reeded walnut grips; gwo & vg+ cond. #25370 Pre ’47 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 387 $1200 – 1400
388 ARGENTINE CONTRACT STEYR MANNLICHER M.1905 S/A PISTOL: 7.63; 8 shot mag; 158mm (6¼”) round barrel; g. bore; std sights; lhs of frame marked SYSTEM MANNLICHER MD 1905 WAFFENFABRIK STEYR; rhs with Argentinian crest; vg profiles & markings; g. orig Steyr wooden grips; gwo & cond. #4626 Pre ’47 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 388 $1300 – 1600
389 BERGMAN MOD.1896 CONVENTIONAL S/A PISTOL: 5mm; 5 shot mag; 76mm (3″) barrel; g. bore; std sights; lhs of frame marked PATENT BREVETE with GAGGENUA V.C.S. SUHL trade mark within an oval; vg profiles & clear markings; 95% old re-blue finish remains; exc Bergmann hard rubber grips; gwo & vg cond. #759 Pre ’47 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 389 $2000 – 2400
390 CZ MOD.1922 S/A PISTOL: 9mm; 8 shot mag; 89mm (3½”) barrel; g. bore; std sights; 9 MM N. CS ST ZBROJOVKA BRNO to lhs of frame; g. profiles & clear markings; thinning blue finish to all metal; g. wrap around wooden grips; complete with holster; gwo & cond. Part of the first order for the new Czech Govt after WWI. #11119 Pre ’47 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 390 $600 – 700
391 SCARCE WEBLEY & SCOTT ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY MODEL S/A SERVICE PISTOL: 455 Cal; 8 shot mag; 127mm (5″) round barrel; g. bore; std sights; lhs of slide marked WEBLEY & SCOTT LTD PISTOL SELF LOADING 455 MARK 1 NO.2, dated 1915 & W&S winged bullet trade mark; g. profiles & markings; thin blue/grey finish to all metal; vg black vulcanite grips with shoulder stock groove to lhs of grip frame & lanyard ring; gwo & cond. One of fifty delivered to the Royal Horse Artillery. #6372 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 391 $1800 – 2300
392 FEG MOD.1937 S/A PISTOL: 32 ACP; 7 shot mag; 102mm (4″) barrel; g. bore; std sights; lhs of slide marked PISTOLE M37 KAL 7.65MM, JHV over 41 & Luftwaffe flighted eagle; vg profiles & clear markings; thin blue grey finish to all metal; vg reeded walnut grips with Nazi inspection stamps to t/guard; gwo & cond. #7663 Pre ’47 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 392 $500 – 700
393 J.P.SAUER & SOHN MODEL 38H S/A POCKET PISTOL: 32 ACP; 8 shot mag; 89mm (3½”) barrel; g. bore; std sights & slide address; slight wear to profiles; clear markings; eagle & N NITRO PROOF to rhs of frame; 60% original blue finish remains with heavy pitting to rear of lhs of slide; vg black bakelite grips; gwo & f. cond. #287519 Pre ’47 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 393 $400 – 500
394 POLISH RADOM M.VIS-35 S/A SERVICE PISTOL: 9mm; 8 shot mag; 140mm (5½”) barrel; g bore; std sights; slide marked F.B.RADOM VIS MOD 35 PAT NR 15567 plus Waffenant Inspector’s mark WA A77 to the frame; v. sharp profiles & crisp markings; 98% original blue finish remains; exc Radom black plastic grips; grip frame slotted for stock & fitted with grip safety; gwo & exc cond. Comes with original Nazi marked leather holster with spare mag. #B8977 Pre ’47 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 394 $1000 – 1300
395 GERMAN P.38 S/A SERVICE PISTOL: 9mm; 8 shot mag; 127mm (5″) barrel; g. bore; std sights; P.38 BYF 43 to lhs of slide & Nazi inspector’s stamps eagle over 135 to rhs; vg profiles & clear markings; 75% original blue finish remains with most losses to grip frame & rear of slide; vg reeded brown plastic grips; gwo & vg cond. Comes with correct leather holster & spare mag. #6117N Pre ’47 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 395 $1200 – 1400
396 GERMAN MAUSER C.96 MOD.BOLO S/A PISTOL: 7.63 x 25mm; 10 shot mag; 98mm (3 3/8″) round barrel; g. bore; std sights & Mauser address to breech & frame; Mauser banner to lhs of frame; vg profiles & markings; fading fire blue finish to relevant parts; retains 85% orig blue finish with most losses to muzzle & grip frame; vg 22 groove walnut grips; no ring; gwo & vg cond. Comes with non-matching wooden holster stock impressed with Mauser banner trade mark. #545073 Pre ’47 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 396 $2500 – 3000
397 GERMAN MAUSER CONE HAMMER C.96 1920 RE-WORK S/A PISTOL: 7.63; 10 shot mag; 121mm (4¾”) round barrel; worn bore; std fixed sights for this model; Mauser address to the breech; g. profiles & markings; 75% dull blue factory re-work finish; g. 22 groove walnut grips with lanyard ring; gwo & cond. Comes with vg non-matching wooden holster stock. #10424 Pre ’47 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 397 $1500 – 2000
398 F.N. BROWNING MOD.1903 S/A PISTOL: with scarce wooden holster shoulder stock: 9mm Bayard; 7 shot mag; 127 mm (5″) barrel; g. bore; std sights & FN address to lhs of slide; slight wear to profiles; clear address & markings; 45% original blue finish remains with most losses to slide & grip frame; f to g FN hard rubber grips; gwo & f to g cond. Comes with matching numbered wooden holster shoulder stock, extended mag & rod. #35471 Pre ’47 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 398 $2000 – 3000
399 SCARCE FN BROWNING MOD.1903 TURKISH CONTRACT S/A PISTOL: 9mm Bayard; 7 shot mag; 127mm (5″) barrel; g. bore; std sights, FN address to lhs of slide, the crest of Sultan Abdul-Hamid II to top of slide & Islamic script to rhs; vg profiles & clear markings; 75% original blue finish remains with most losses to muzzle & grip frame; vg FN black plastic grips; gwo & vg cond. Complete with correct leather holster & spare mag. #37063 Pre ’47 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 399 $1800 – 2600
400 FN BROWNING MOD.1900 S/A PISTOL: 32 ACP; 7 shot mag; 102mm (4″) barrel; g. bore; std sights & FN address to slide; sharp profiles & markings; 90% original blue finish remains with most losses to grip frame; vg FN black plastic grips; gwo & cond. Comes with vg leather holster. #524719 Pre ’47 L/R Catalogue A50 Item 400 $500 – 600