Welcome to one of our newer pages. We have been accumulating a small number of obsolete calibre firearms over the past year or so, mostly as an extension to Roger's hobby interest in many of these old firearms! However, due to Sheila's insistance we (she) has decided to offer some of these for sale. Although Roger may have fired some of the rifles shown they are all offered for collecting only under Section 58 of the Firearms Act which means that no licence is required to purchase them. Should you wish to fire any of them this will be entirely at your own risk and they must be entered on your FAC before doing so and we would strongly advise that the gun is submitted to one of the Proof Houses for testing. We should also point out that we do not claim to be experts in this field....just possessed with a total fascination for these fine old guns! However we will try to answer any questions you may have as best we can, and will happily take further photographs of any particular part which you may require.
Snider 3 band Mk 111 rifle in .577 calibre with 36.5" barrel showing good three groove rifling with some pitting, mostly in the last one inch of the barrel at the muzzle. The lock is marked 1864 TOWER and the breech and knox form shows the Snider patent usually found on commercial rifles. The wood is in very pleasing condition with well executed checkering in places, typical of the Volunteer pattern of rifle. There is one small but tight crack on the left side of the stock by the hammer..... £750
Martini-Henry long lever Mk 1V in .577/.450 calibre. Manufactured in 1887 at Enfield. The bore shows good, strong rifling and the metalwork shows numerous inspectors marks. The wood is dark with numerous dings and handling marks commensurate with an antique military rifle of this era and has a cartouche and several small numbers and characters on the butt stock. The rifle comes with an original sling ........ £450
Snider Mk111 carbine .577 calibre with 19" steel barrel, lock marked VR and ENFIELD 1870, brass butt plate and trigger guard. The barrel shows good five groove rifling with minor, shallow pitting here and there. Complete with cleaning rod which stores in the butt stock .... £900 SOLD
More to come......
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