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These are the illustrated lots from sale No. 672 Wednesday 29th April, 2009
Lot No. 235 A very rare 7.65cal. A 6.5mm Mannlicher Schoenauer bolt action sporting rifle. Serial No:22636. Round tapered barrel with leather muzzle hood. Two position leaf rearsight. The chamber marked - Made In Austria - The action top engraved - Made In Austria Patent Mannlicher Schoenauer M1903 -. The bolt with butterknife handle and peep-hole sight and the rear. Rotary magazine, walnut half stock having chequered grip and forend. In its leather covered case lined in green baize. Some minor stock scratches otherwise, Near Grade 1. Brl 23.5". FAA Category:S1
Lot No. 419 A RARE .22lr Long Lee Enfield Training Rifle. Serial No.4461. The tapered barrel having correct blinkered foresight. The micro adjustable rearsight fitted to the long range strap. The bolt head marked -.22 No.2-. The action strap marked -Lee Speeds Patents B.S.A & M Co-. Walnut butt stock without to forend wood. The well officially blanked off with walnut leaving a small hole for the extracted case. Some surface staining. Near Grade 2. Brl.25.25 ins. FAA Category:S1
Lot No. 428 A 7.92 Kurz German WW11 Model MP44 Assault Rifle. (Sturm Gewher) Serial No.1632E/44 (Matching). Standard specifications and with numerous Waffen Amt marks. Grooved walnut grips and matching laminated butt stock. The comb with compartment having clearing jags. Original leather sling. Near New condition retaining all its original finish. Brl.16.25 ins. FAA Category:S51a
Lot No. 429 A 9mm German WW11 Model MP40 Sub Machine Gun. Serial No.1229. Standard specifications. The receiver marked -BNZ.42- and with numerous Waffen Amt stamps. Grooved Bakelite grips and folding stock. Near Grade 1. Brl.10 ins. FAA Category:S51a
Lot No. 433 A .44 Cal. Colt New Service flat top target revolver. Serial No.17234. Blued round barrel having correct target sights and Hartford address and Patent dates to 1901. The left side engraved -New Service 44 Russian Ctg-. The blued frame having rampant Colt trade mark surrounded by -Colts New Service-. Fire blued trigger and hammer top and spine. Delux chequered walnut grips with rampant Colt medallions. Grade 1 plus with 98% blue finish. Brl.7.5 ins. FAA Category:S51aba
Lot No. 435 A RARE Thorns Patent .476 Cal. Lancaster Four Barrel Howdah Pistol. Serial No:7850. The blued barrel group having London proofs. The top concave rib engraved -Charles Lancaster (Patent) 151 New Bond St. London-. Blue action with barrel release lever. The back strap engraved -A.S. Ralli 12th Royal Lancers-. Chequered walnut grips and lanyard loop. Stained on the grip straps, triggerguard etc. Grade 2 plus. Retaining 30% original blue finish. Brls 6.25". Footnote: Major Antonio Stephen Ralli, 12th Lancers, died of enteric at Kroonstad, May 26th, 1900. He was the eldest surviving son of M.Ralli, Esq, who was Prime Minister of Greece during the Graeco-Turkish war. Major Ralli was born in May, 1861, and educated at Eton (Mr. James'). He entered the 16th Lancers in Aug., 1880, was transferred to the 12th Lancers the following Dec., being promoted lieut. July, 1881, capt. Jan., 1888, and major Dec., 1896. Major Ralli accompanied his regiment to South Africa in Oct., 1899, and served with the Kimberley Relief Force under Lieut.-Gen. Lord Methuen, also in the relief of Kimberley, the battle of Paardeberg, and the advance on Bloemfontein. FAA Category:S51aba
Lot No. 437 A .22lr Swiss Hammerli Model SP20 target self loading pistol. Serial No:08142. Standard Specifications. Near New In Case. Brl 4.5". FAA Category:S51aba
Lot No. 439 A 9mm Luger self loading pistol. Serial No.8179i (Matching). Standard specifications. The chamber dated 1918. The toggle having DWM initials. Chequered walnut grips. Grade 1 with 96% original finish. Brl.4 ins. FAA Category:S51aba
Lot No. 440 A 6.35mm FN Baby Browning pocket auto pistol. Serial No.855494. Standard specifications. Grade 1 plus. Retaining 99% original finish. Brl.2 ins. FAA Category:S51aba
Lot No. 444 A RARE 7.65mm Weimar Naval Issue Mauser Model 1934 auto pistol. Serial No:517559. (Matching). Standard specifications. The right side marked -Cal 7.65-D.R.P.U.A.P.- The left -Mauser- Werke AG. Oberndorf A.N- The side plate with elongated banner and Weimar Eagle over "M". The front grip strap with Navel Property Number - 0. 2031-. Walnut curved back chequered grip. In original brown leather flap top holster. The pistol Grade 1 plus retaining 98% original finish. See Pender Page 158. He states - This was the only 1934 pistol. Seen with Weimar Naval Markings-. FAA Category:S51aba
Lot No. 665 A .577 Cal. Danish Snider Patent 1848 Service rifle. Round barrel with correct sights. The rear being curved brass. The action with Danish Crown. The lock marked -Pirlot Freres A Liege-. Walnut fullstock having brass regulation furniture. Side bayonet bar clearing rod and two swivels. Grade 3 plus. Brl .70cms.
Lot No. 670 A 50/70 Cal. US Springfield Trap Door rifle. Round tapered barrel with correct sights. The breech Dated 1866 with eagle head. The lock marked -US Springfield- and with eagle. Walnut fullstock with correct furniture and clearing rod. Minor stock marks. Near Grade 2. Brl 36.5".
Lot No. 671 A VERY GOOD 4mm German Zimmer Stutzen System Stiegele Gallery target rifle. Blued octagonal barrel having target sights. The top flat engraved -Carl Stiegele Muncheon-. Colour case hardened action and scroll lever triggerguard connected to the front loading mechanism. The tang with micro adjustable peepsight. Walnut butt stock having raised cheek piece and shaped colour case hardened butt plate. Near New retaining virtually all original finish. Brl.73 cms.
Lot No. 674 A .32 Win Cal. Winchester Low Wall Lever Action Rifle. Serial No.44904. Blued octagonal barrel with correct sights. The top flat having New Haven address etc. Colour hardened action and lever. The tang with "Peep Hole" rearsight. Walnut halfstock. Some staining to action otherwise Grade 2 plus. Brl.26 ins.
Lot No. 675 A VERY GOOD .32 Rimfire 320 Cal. Marlin lever action rifle. Serial No.83145. Blued octagonal barrel with correct sights. The top flat with New Haven address etc. Blued action engraved -Marlin Safety-. Colour case hardened hammer and lever. Varnish walnut buttstock and forend and full length tube . Grade 1 retaining 95% original finish. Brl.24 ins.
Lot No. 676 A RARE .577 Cal. Sopers Patent Military Rifle. Serial No.326. Blued round tapered barrel having correct sights. The breech part engraved -W.Soper Rifle & Gun Maker Reading England- and -Henrys Patent-. The "Knox" form with London and Ordnance proofs. The pivoted standing breech block marked -W.Sopers Patent-. Being operated by the side lever which automatically cocks the hammer. The trigger with finger safety. Figured walnut fullstock having two bands and swivels. The stock having some minor bruising otherwise Grade 2 plus. Brl.33 ins.
Lot No. 677 A RARE Bayonet for The Sopers Patent Rifle. The saw-back blade marked -FH-. Chequered grip and leather scabbard. Leather crazed otherwise Grade 2 plus.
Lot No. 678 A VERY RARE .577 Cal. Snider Cartridge Experimental bolt action rifle undoubtedly made for early British breechloading trials. Round tapered barrel having British Ordnance marked rearsight. The breech with turning bolt action also extracting the case. The side lock with hammer. The bolt with curved "Butterknife" handle. Pattern 53 walnut fullstock and brass furniture with three bands and two swivels. Clearing rod missing. Very Crisp. Near Grade 2. Brl.37.75 ins. **If not the first, this rifle is certainly one of the first turn bolt action rifles of British manufacture for service use**.
Lot No. 684 A RARE .50/70 Cal. Remington rolling block rifle to the New York Militia. Round tapered barrel having correct sights.The left side of the breech marked -B-. The rolling block having the correct "Thumb" piece as required by the New York State militia. Long upright tail to the hammer. The tang with Remington address etc. Walnut fullstock having two swivels. A Sleeper with overall patina. Grade 3 plus. Brl.36 ins.
Lot No. 686 A .44 Rimfire Winchester Model 1866 lever action rifle. Serial No.124676. Sighted octagonal barrel having Winchester address and Winchester & Kings Patent etc. Brass frame and elevator. Walnut butt stock with crescent plate. Full length . Grade 3 plus. Brl.24 ins.
Lot No. 706 A .22 Cal. Webley MKI air pistol. Serial No:28828. Standard specifications and markings including World Wide Patent Dates. This being one of the presentation pistols silver plated over brass plate. Grade 2. Retaining all original brass plating but no silver.
Lot No. 728 A well made copy of a Suit of Pikemans Armour. Decorated with steel studs and brass rosetes. Grade 2 plus.
Lot No. 746 A .44 Cal. Rogers and Spencer Army Percussion Revolver. Serial No.3427. Octagonal barrel. The top strap marked -Rogers & Spencer Utica N.Y-. Six shot cylinder, pivoted rammer and flared walnut grips. Cleaned bright. Grade 3 plus. Brl.7.5 ins.
Lot No. 748 A Swiss 17mm Model 1777 Flintlock Musket. Two stage tapered barrel. The breech marked -Luzern No.678- and with City Crest -LN- over shield within a circle. "Banana" shaped lock with swan necked cock and frizzen. Walnut fullstock with burnished steel furniture and iron ramrod. Near Grade 2. Brl.41 ins.
Lot No. 749 A 12 bore Sappers and Miners Percussion Carbine Circa 1845. Round tapered barrel having Lovells Patent bayonet catch. The breech with Ordnance Marks. The lock marked with Crowned -V*R Enfield-. Case hardened hammer with brass nipple guard chain. Walnut fullstock, brass regulation furniture, two swivels, ramrod and leather sling. Some stock repairs. Grade 3 plus. Brl.33.25 ins.
Lot No. 751 A RARE EARLY CASED 80 Bore William Tranter's Patent First Model percussion revolver. The charcoal blued octagonal barrel with dovetailed foresight. The top strap with foliage engraving and with retailer's name - OWEN POWELL SHEFFIELD -. Five shot colour case hardened cylinder, also having London proofs. The charcoal blued frame engraved with foliage, the right side marked - ADAMS PATENT NO.20963.Y. -. The left side having inverted fire blued Y spring hammer safety and drilled hole for attachable rammer. The trigger having - W. TRANTER'S PATENT - oval strap numbered - N1042 -. Chequered walnut grip and colour case hardened cap. In it's original early mahogany case lined in green baize. Accessories include the colour case hardened attachable rammer having oval stamp - W. TRANTER'S NO.80 PATENT -; a very fine Hawkesley flask retaining all original lacquer, alas spring broken; correctly marked Tranter's Patent double cavity bullet mould; nipple key, clearing rod, Dixon oil bottle, lacquered lubricating tin and cap tin. The pistol very crisp retaining most original colour case hardening and 60% original charcoal blue, the remainder flaked not worn. Brl.5". Adams, who was unable to keep up with demand, contracted Tranter to manufacture these pistols under licence using Tranter's additional patents, namely the trigger and rammer.
Lot No. 752 A RARE CASED 38 bore Dragoon Westley Richards Patent side hammer self cocking percussion revolver. Serial No.297. Octagonal barrel having dovetailed foresight and cut with eleven groove rifling. The top flat engraved -Westley Richards 170 New Bond St. London (Patentee)-. The side with patent rack and pinion rammer. Matching number five shot cylinder with Birmingham proofs. The frame engraved with scroll foliage. The standing breech with side hammer safety button and pivoted barrel release latch. Engraved triggerguard. The butt cap with hinged trap cover. Chequered walnut grip. In its original oak case lined in green baize. The inside lid with large pictorial/instructional label. Surface rusted, nipples damaged, grip cracked and top chipped. Some mothing to baize. Near Grade 3, due to poor storage and not use.
Lot No. 753 A SCARCE 54 bore Deane Harding Patent double action Percussion Revolver. The octagonal barrel having London proofs and dovetailed foresight. The top strap engraved -Deane & Son London Bridge-. Matching number five shot cylinder. The frame engraved -Deane Harding Patent No.5660L-. The standing breech having hook barrel release/cylinder safety. Pivoted Patent rammer, chequered walnut grip and iron cap. In its original oak case re-lined in green baize. The inside lid with Deane & Son trade label. Accessories include : A Dixon powder flask, ebony handled nipple key with pricker, oil bottle and cap tin. Grade 3. Brl.6 ins.
Lot No. 754 An Unusual 70 bore Percussion Belt Pistol Circa 1840 by W.T.Howell & Co London. Re-browned octagonal wire twist barrel cut with seven groove rifling. The top flat engraved -London-. Engraved breech having two platinum lines. The sighted tang, signed back action lock and dolphin hammer engraved with foliage. Walnut halfstock having chequered grip and fitted belt hook. Engraved German silver triggerguard, hinge cover butt cap forend cap and throat pipe later wooden ramrod. Grade 3 plus. Brl.4 ins.
Lot No. 755 A 56 bore Flintlock Travelling Pistol Circa 1800 By James Knights of Yoxford Suffolk. Round turn-off barrel having under spring bayonet. The muzzle notched for key. The boxlock action signed - KNIGHTS YOXFORD - within ovals surmounted with drapes. Throat hole cock with safety locking the frizzen. Triggerguard bayonet release. Walnut slab sided grip with silver shield shaped escutcheon. Frizzen replaced. A sleeper, Grade 3 plus. Brl.4 ins.
Lot No. 756 A GOOD QUALITY French 44 bore Flintlock Travelling Pistol Circa 1790. Octagonal barrel with iron ramrod beneath. The boxlock action engraved with flowers ensuing from urns. Throat hole cock with safety locking the frizzen. Chequered walnut grip with silver studs and concave spine. Crisp. Near Grade 2. Brl 3.25".
Lot No. 757 A .44 bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol Circa 1800 By W & C Chance of London. Round turn-off barrel. The signed action engraved with trophies etc. Throat hole cock with safety belt locking the frizzen. Slab sided walnut grip and concealed trigger. Grade 3. Brl 2.5".
Lot No. 761 A Germanic 18 bore Percussion Rifle Circa 1830. By Goellner. The octagonal barrel cut with eight groove rifling, dovetailed fore and rearsight. The top flat inlaid in silver -Goellner In Suhl-. The converted lock also signed -Goellner In Suhl- and with safety bolt to the tail. Walnut fullstock having raised cheekpiece, sliding patchbox cover and chequered wrist and forend. Double set triggers and brass furniture. Horn forend cap and wooden ramrod. Minor staining. Grade 3 plus. Brl.26.5 ins.
Lot No. 763 A French 20 bore Percussion Rifle Circa 1860. The round twist barrel cut with four narrow groove rifling dovetailed foresight and concave sliding rearsight marked -JMV-. The knox form breech engraved -Fini Par Manufactured A Paris-. Bar in wood lock, scroll iron triggerguard and walnut fullstock, with iron clearing rod. Toe of butt chipped. Grade 3 plus. Brl.28 ins.
Lot No. 764 A VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT 11 bore Henry Wilkinson's Patent Experimental under-hammer musket made for the 1837 British Army Trials. Sighted round tapered barrel, the breech engraved - WILKINSON PATENT - and with London Proofs. The ring hammer having long spring tail, the nipple set within a concave dish. Lacquered brass triggerguard. The trigger having safety half cock and full cock bents. Walnut full stock with lacquered brass furniture and original iron ramrod. The muzzle having Lovell's Patent bayonet catch. Some minor stock bruising, very crisp, the brass retaining much original lacquer. Brl.39". A very desirable item for the British Military weapon collector. See Howard L Blackmore, Plate 53 Top.