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A 45/50 sporting rifle with Martini action by W.H. Tisdall, 47 Whittall Street, Birmingham. This rifle retains nearly all it’s original finish to the barrel and action with some losses to the trigger guard and lever. It retains the original varnish to the butt with one or two scratches and minor knocks. It has a finely chequered fore-end and is fitted with an aperture rear sight. The rifle has a very fine bore. I had this on my ticket and it shoots extremely well. Very good working order and condition.
Stock No. PBR50
A fine 4th Model .52 capping breech loading saddle ring Burnside carbine. The gun retains much original blue to barrel with fading case hardening colours to the action. It has good wood with a few minor marks. There is a line of six studs to the left-hand side, possible American native work. It has a very fine bore. The barrel and block numbers are mismatched, this is not uncommon as a lot of the blocks were over hardened and cracked in use. This was on my ticket and grouped 8in. at 100 yards. Very good working order and condition.
Stock No. PBR51
A Sharps Borshardt Old Reliable octagonal barrelled rifle in 40/70 straight. The metalwork is to a grey patina with a little mottling. The butt has had a few knocks and scratches during it’s working life. This rifle has a very fine bore and is fitted with target sights. My wife grouped 4in. at 100 yards with no trouble at all. Good working order and condition.
Stock No. PBR52
A Sharps Borshardt Zishang rifle in 32/40 in fine condition and with a mint bore. The fine fancy wood is in very good condition. This is a very specialised target rifle for the serious target shooter. Zishang worked during the 1880s in America using actions bought when the Sharps Rifle Co. closed down. Acknowledged as one of the best barrel markers for target shooting at the time. This example is one of only a handful known to still exist.
Stock No. NDB
A 7.5 x 53.5 straight pull Schmidt Rubin Swiss battlefield rifle. The rifle has a mint bore and is fitted with a muzzle protector. There is some staining to the top of the bolt and to the receiver. The gun has good, clean wood. Good working order and condition.
Stock No.. 5532
A fine 7.5 x 53.5 straight pull Schmidt Rubin Swiss battlefield rifle. The rifle retains much original finish, has a mint bore and is fitted with a muzzle protector. It has good wood with a few knocks. Very good working order and condition.
Stock No.. 5534
A .360 No.2 octagonal barrelled rook rifle by Venables. The metal work is to a dark patina, the bore is lightly pitted but with good strong rifling. The gun has nice, clean, dark wood with one or two minor knocks. Good working order and condition.
Stock No. 5521
A .54 American Civil War Burnside carbine. The metal work is to a dark patina and it has a fine bore. The gun has a good, tight lock-up to the action. It has dark wood with the usual assortment of knocks and scratches. Good working order and condition.
Stock No. 5511
A Westley Richards Monkey tail carbine stamped 1882 to the lockplate. The metal work is to a dark grey patina. There is a crack to the rear sight and the cleaning rod is missing. The gun has dark wood with a repair to the right hand side by the butt plate. Fair condition.
Stock No. 5498
A de-activated Model 1892 44-40 Winchester Trapper carbine. The metal work is to a grey patina with a little pitting in places. This de-act has some working parts and clean wood.
Stock No. 5509
A double barrelled 16 bore percussion shotgun by Forsythe. This gun almost certainly had scent bottle locks converted later to standard configuration. The gun has a very unusual trigger guard for use with gloved hands. There is a chip to the right hand hammer nose. The barrel was originally Birmingham prooved but has a later London black powder re-proof stating ’Not Nitro 70 grains 1oz shot.’ The bores are very nice and clean with one or two marks. It has it’s original ramrod and a cheek piece to the left hand side of the stock.The gun has good wood with a small repair to the right hand side of the fore-end and a small repaired crack under right hand lock. Good working order and condition.
Stock No. 5512
A good three band .577 Snider Mk.3 with large locking catch. The gun retains much original finish to barrel and the lock plate is dated 1862 Enfield. The stock appears to have been lightly cleaned. Comes complete with striker protector. The gun has a fine bore. Good working order and good condition.
Stock No. 5339
A fine 32 bore five shot Adams Patent revolving percussion rifle, double action only, made under license in Liege by Francotte. The rifle has a browned octagonal Damascus barrel with the rest of the action to a dark patina. It has a bright cylinder and a highly figured chequered wooden stock with no damage. Fair to good bore and good working order and condition
Stock No. 5403
A 12 bore over/under Browning B1 Shotgun. It has clean, un-marked bores, 26in. barrels with Quarter and Improved chokes. The gun has a single selective trigger and manual safety. It has good, well figured wood to the stock. There is a tiny chip to one corner of the fore-end. The action is tight. Good working order and condition. PLEASE NOTE: THIS GUN REQUIRES A SHOTGUN CERTIFICATE TO PURCHASE AND WOULD NEED TO BE COLLECTED IN PERSON
Stock No. 5412
A very good ship’s blunderbuss by Buckmaster. The brass barrel is approximately 4 bore and is to a nice patina with no damage and with lovely clear proof marks. The metalwork to the lock and cock is to a steel patina. The brass trigger guard and flat butt cap are fixed with small square nails. The blunderbuss has good wood with one or two knocks and a couple of old repairs. It has a very nice wooden ramrod. Very good working order and good condition. Barrel length 17in. Overall length 31in.
Stock No. 5374
A very good continental 297/230 training rifle fitted with aperture sights. The rifle retains a high percentage of original finish to the metalwork and wood. It has a mint bore. Very good working order and condition.
Stock No. 5258
A 40/70 Sharps Borshardt falling block rifle. It has good clean metal work with a little marking to the right hand side of the receiver. The rifle has good clean wood. The lever has been modified to give a Schutzen grip – it holds extremely well. The rifle has a fine, un-marked bore. This is a very nice target cartridge. Very good working order and good condition.
Stock No. 5267
A 297/230 rook rifle by Pieper. The gun retains almost all it’s original finish and has a mint bore. The wood is very good with a few scratches. Very good working order and condition.
Stock No. 5158
A very good William IV flintlock Paget carbine. Apart from storage marks this gun appears to have had very little use. There are a couple of marks to the butt. The metal work is to a smooth dark brown patina. Very good working order and condition.
Stock No. 5177
An officer’s flintlock fusil with 32 in. barrel. The banana lock is marked ‘GR Farmer 1742’. There is some very light pitting to the metal work. The wood is nice and clean with a good patina. There is a crack on the left hand side of the stock in front of the side plate and it has the wrong rammer. Good working order and condition.
Stock No. 5176
A Westley Richards monkey tail carbine. The metal work is to a dark patina, the wood has been lightly cleaned and there are two small cracks to the woodwork. There is also an expert repair to tail of butt. It has a fair to good bore and is in good working order and fair condition.
Stock No. 4816