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Auction Description for Czerny's International Auction House: Fine Antique Arms & Armour
Auction Description:
Fine Antique Arms & Armour
Viewing Notes:
Saturday 1st to Friday 7th of October 2011 from 10 am to 1 pm, from 3 pm to 6 pm

Fine Antique Arms & Armour

by Czerny's International Auction House


569 lots with images

October 9, 2011

Live Auction

Piazza V. Veneto, 17 - 19

Sarzana (SP), 19038 Italy

Phone: +39 0187 691 376

Fax: +39 0187 692 703

Email: info@czernys.com

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A percussion target rifle

Lot 733: A percussion target rifle

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Description: Heavy, rifled, blued, octagonal barrel with adjustable rear-sight, foresight and seat for the bayonet; long tang; forward spring lock; wooden full stock checkered at the neck, iron mounts with anatomic trigger guard, trigger with set trigger; iron-tipped wooden ramrod. The label WM 1994 in Chur/Switzerland under the butt. dating: mid-19th Century dimensions: 133.5 cm. provenance: Swiss

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A 1851 model percussion target carbine

Lot 734: A 1851 model percussion target carbine

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Description: Rifled, round, damascened, 10 mm cal. barrel with octagonal base, adjustable rear-sight, foresight and seat for the bayonet; smooth tang with peep sight, forward spring lock signed "VANNOD A LAUSANNE", with crowned stamp "BF"; wooden full stock with iron mounts and ramrod. Set trigger. A small shield with monogram "AT" on a side of the counter-plate. dating: mid-19th Century dimensions: 125.5 cm. provenance: Swiss

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A percussion target rifle by Fifel

Lot 735: A percussion target rifle by Fifel

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Description: Octagonal, rifled, 10 mm cal. barrel signed "P. FIfel in Chur", with adjustable rear-sight and precision foresight; tang with peep-sight; smooth, forward spring lock, full stock with checkered neck, iron mounts, anatomic trigger, set trigger; iron ramrod. At the left side a label with name "C. Doem". dating: mid-19th Century dimensions: 124.5 cm. provenance: Swiss

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A percussion target rifle by Cantieni

Lot 736: A percussion target rifle by Cantieni

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Description: Heavy, octagonal, rifled, damascened barrel, with the gilt signature "CANTIENI", blued rear-sight (foresight is missing); smooth tang, peep sight; smooth, forward spring lock; briarwood full stock (small, old restorations) checkered at the butt, brass mounts, anatomic trigger, adjustable set trigger, a shield at the neck; iron ramrod. dating: mid-19th Century dimensions: 131.5 cm. provenance: Swiss

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A percussion target rifle by Dubourg

Lot 737: A percussion target rifle by Dubourg

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Description: Heavy, rifled, damascened, octagonal, 16 mm cal. barrel with rear-sight and precision foresight; forward spring lock signed "J. Dubourg a Vevey"; wooden full stock checkered at the neck, iron mounts, anatomic trigger guard, set trigger. Horn-tipped wooden ramrod. dating: mid-19th Century dimensions: 136 cm. provenance: Swiss

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A percussion target rifle

Lot 738: A percussion target rifle

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Description: Octagonal, rifled, blued, 12 mm cal. barrel, with tubular foresight, the rear-sight is missing; engraved base and tang, with peep-sight; forward spring lock, engraved en suite; wooden full stock with iron mounts, anatomic trigger, set trigger, wooden palm rest, brass ramrod. dating: mid-19th Century dimensions: 129 cm. provenance: Swiss

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A percussion target rifle, gift of General Garibaldi

Lot 739: A percussion target rifle, gift of General Garibaldi

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Description: Heavy, octagonal, rifled, 10 mm cal. barrel signed "G. MANZONI IN LUGANO", with adjustable rear-sight and tubular foresight, seat for the bayonet: tang with peep sight; forward spring lock; wooden full stock checkered at the neck, iron mounts, anatomic trigger, set trigger, wooden palm rest, a shield engraved with the inscription "DONO DEL GENERALE GARIBALDI PALERMO IL 30 MAGGIO 1860". Wooden ramrod with metallic mounts. dating: mid-19th Century dimensions: 128 cm. provenance: Swiss

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A cased Vetterli target rifle

Lot 740: A cased Vetterli target rifle

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Description: Rifled, round, blued, 10 mm cal. barrel with octagonal base, signed "H.RI RYCHNER AARAU SUISSE", serial number "5395", rear-sight and precision foresight; typical, lever bolt; wooden full stock with iron mounts and ramrod. Wooden case with the name "Ing. Cuppari". dating: third quarter of the 19th Century dimensions: 134.5 cm. provenance: Swiss

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A percussion target rifle by Norsell

Lot 741: A percussion target rifle by Norsell

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Description: Rifled, octagonal, 10 mm cal. barrel signed "H. NORSELL IN CHUR" among silver flowers, tubular foresight; engraved tang with peep sight; forward spring lock engraved with floral motifs; wooden full stock checkered at the neck, partially engraved iron mounts, anatomic trigger guard, set trigger; horn-tipped wooden ramrod. dating: mid-19th Century dimensions: 129 cm. provenance: Swiss

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A percussion target rifle by Jaquet

Lot 742: A percussion target rifle by Jaquet

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Description: Heavy, rifled, octagonal, damascened, 11 mm cal. barrel with adjustable rear-sight and tubular foresight; long, smooth tang; forward spring lock signed "Jaquet a Genève"; wooden full stock with iron mounts; anatomic trigger, set trigger, wooden palm rest. Brass-tipped wooden ramrod. dating: mid-19th Century dimensions: 126.5 cm. provenance: Swiss

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A percussion target rifle by Granicher

Lot 743: A percussion target rifle by Granicher

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Description: Rifled, octagonal, damascened, 15 mm cal. barrel with adjustable rear-sight, foresight; forward spring lock signed "H. GRÄNLICHER A AARAU"; heavy full stock checkered at the neck, sculpted on the entire length with oak branches and laurel, on the side is a shield with Swiss cross, brass mounts finely engraved with foliage; anatomic trigger guard, set trigger, seat for the bayonet, horn-tipped wooden ramrod. dating: mid-19th Century dimensions: 129 cm. provenance: Swiss

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A percussion target rifle with bayonet

Lot 744: A percussion target rifle with bayonet

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Description: Rifled, round, 11 mm cal. barrel, octagonal at the base, signed "I. HERZIG", with adjustable rear-sight and foresight; forward spring lock marked "IN BERN"; full stock with iron mounts, bayonet and ramrod. Set trigger. Leather belt. dating: mid-19th Century dimensions: 126 cm. provenance: Swiss

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A percussion target rifle by Bernet

Lot 745: A percussion target rifle by Bernet

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Description: Heavy, rifled, octagonal, blued, 10 mm cal. barrel signed "G. BERNET SAMADEN", with adjustable rear-sight, foresight and seat for the bayonet; engraved tang with peep sight; forward spring lock engraved with floral motifs, briarwood full stock with iron mounts, removable, anatomic trigger guard, set trigger, horn-tipped wooden ramrod. dating: mid-19th Century dimensions: 133 cm. provenance: Swiss

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A breech-loading target rifle by Kugler

Lot 746: A breech-loading target rifle by Kugler

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Description: Rifled, octagonal, 10 mm cal. barrel with four longitudinal grooves, signed "J. KUGLER IN INNSBRUCK", silver decorations at the base, adjustable rear-sight and foresight; Werndl type bolt, richly engraved with floral motifs, backward spring lock engraved with hunting scenes and racemes, neck with peep sight, wooden half stock checkered at the palm rest and the neck, engraved iron mounts, anatomic trigger guard, set trigger. dating: third quarter of the 19th Century dimensions: 122 cm. provenance: Austria

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A percussion target rifle by Mueller

Lot 747: A percussion target rifle by Mueller

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Description: Heavy, rifled, 10 mm cal. barrel, signed "P. MÜLLER GENES" among gilt stars, at the base a gilt frame and engravings, tubular foresight; wide and long tang engraved with floral pattern, adjustable peep sight; forward spring lock engraved en suite; wooden full stock checkered at the neck, iron mounts, removable trigger guard, set trigger, wooden palm rest with iron fore-end, iron-tipped wooden ramrod. dating: mid-19th Century dimensions: 131 cm. provenance: Italy

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A percussion target rifle by Jaeger

Lot 748: A percussion target rifle by Jaeger

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Description: Rifled, octagonal, 14 mm cal. barrel, engraved at the base, signed "M. JAEGER IN INSBRUCK" and marked "TENBACH. GUSSTAHL", with rear-sight and tubular foresight; engraved tang with peep sight; forward spring lock and backward hammer, finely engraved with floral motifs, spark arrester; briarwood full stock checkered at the palm rest and sculpted on a side, iron mounts finely engraved en suite; anatomic trigger guard, set trigger; horn-tipped wooden ramrod. dating: mid-19th Century dimensions: 109 cm. provenance: Austria

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A percussion target rifle, given by King Victor Emmanuel II

Lot 749: A percussion target rifle, given by King Victor Emmanuel II

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Description: Rifled, octagonal, blued, 10 mm cal. barrel signed "ROCHAT P & F TORINO", engraved at the base, tubular foresight; engraved tang with peep sight; forward spring lock, engraved with vegetal motifs, light briarwood full stock checkered at the neck, iron mounts engraved en suite, removable, anatomic trigger guard, set trigger, wooden palm rest with baluster-shaped iron fore-end, at the butt the royal coat of arm and silver plaque with the inscription "DONO DI S. M. VITTORIO EMANUELE II ALLA R. SOCIETA DEL TIRO A SEGNO APRILE 1857". Horn-tipped wooden ramrod. dating: mid-19th Century dimensions: 129 cm. provenance: Torino

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A fine target rifle

Lot 750: A fine target rifle

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Description: Octagonal, rifled, 11 mm cal. barrel with tube foresight; engraved at the base and tang, with peep sight; forward spring lock engraved with racemes; briarwood full stock, micro-checkered palm rest and butt; sculpted with floral motifs at one side and the border of the butt, a silver plate at the front; iron mounts, anatomic trigger with set trigger, pierced iron counter-plate, butt-plate engraved with hunter and vegetal motifs, ivory muzzle, silver barrel bracket partially engraved with dragons, wooden ramrod with metallic mounts. dating: mid-19th Century dimensions: 128 cm. provenance: Swiss

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A beautiful percussion target rifle by Rochat

Lot 751: A beautiful percussion target rifle by Rochat

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Description: Heavy, rifled, octagonal, 12 mm cal. barrel marked "Rochat a Turin", checkered rib, engraved base framed with gold, tubular foresight; wide, long tang finely engraved with floral motifs, with precision peep sight; forward spring lock decorated en suite; piston with spark arrester; wooden stock checkered at the neck, engraved iron mounts, folding, anatomic trigger guard, set trigger, wooden palm rest with mobile, baluster-shaped iron fore-end. Complete with ramrod. dating: mid-19th Century dimensions: 125.5 cm. provenance: Torino

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A cased premium percussion target rifle by Lindemer

Lot 752: A cased premium percussion target rifle by Lindemer

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Description: Rifled, blued, two-stage, 10 mm cal. barrel, octagonal at the first part signed "L. LINDEMER IN DÜRKHEIM" and "Ehrengabe yum ersten pfälzischen Schützenfest von der Schützengesellschaft Dürkheim 1863", with adjustable rear-sight, foresight; long tang finely engraved with curls and provided with peep sight; forward spring lock engraved en suite, the piston chiselled in the shape of a snail; wooden full stock in two parts, iron mounts en suite, set trigger. Wooden case with green cloth lining and all tools. It can be disassembled; scarce. dating: mid-19th Century dimensions: 125.5 cm. provenance: Germany

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An interesting flintlock target rifle by Langenegger

Lot 753: An interesting flintlock target rifle by Langenegger

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Description: Heavy, octagonal, rifled, 15 mm cal. barrel signed "C. Langenegger in Baar", adjustable rear-sight and foresight; smooth tang; lock with anti-friction and sealing systems, signed en suite and engraved with trophies and floral motifs; chestnut full stock with finger support and checkered butt, brass mounts with anatomic trigger guard, adjustable set trigger, peep sight; ramrod. dating: circa 1800 dimensions: 127.5 cm. provenance: Swiss

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A silver mounted presentation percussion target rifle

Lot 754: A silver mounted presentation percussion target rifle

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Description: Heavy, rifled, octagonal, damascened, 10 mm cal. barrel with tubular foresight and silver-plated base; forward spring lock, engraved with floral motifs; three-quarter wooden stock checkered at the palm rest and the neck, decorated with floral chiselling at the left side, silver mounts engraved with vegetal motifs, at the centre of the butt is the label "SCHWEIZERISCHE EIDGENOSSENSCHAFT" with cross, at the borders, on each side, are 21 silver shields of the Swiss cantons; removable trigger guard engraved with monkey playing guitar, wooden palm rest on iron fore-end; at the lower portion of the stock is a long, silver plaque, finely engraved with knights, animal's head, floral motifs and the date "27. Mai 1827"; at the front a in-the-round hand holding the iron-tipped wooden ramrod. dating: second quarter of the 19th Century dimensions: 118 cm. provenance: Swiss

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A beautiful brass mounted percussion target rifle by Strixner

Lot 755: A beautiful brass mounted percussion target rifle by Strixner

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Description: Octagonal, rifled, 13 mm cal. barrel with the gilt signature "Strixner", precision foresight with peep sight, rear-sight and sight, gilt frames at the edges; forward spring lock with the gilt mark "IN WIEN", floral engravings and safety lock; briarwood full stock, micro-checkered palm rest, sculpted in the shape of a dragon's head under the butt, and of a face near the end, flowers on the left side; fine, fire gilt bronze mounts depicting hunting scenes and symbols, oak leaves, owl, vase and floral motifs; gilt, anatomic trigger, front iron plaque engraved with vase of flowers, brass thumb-rest. Horn-tipped wooden ramrod. dating: mid-19th Century dimensions: 116 cm. provenance: Austria

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A nice flintlock miquelet gun by Guisasola

Lot 756: A nice flintlock miquelet gun by Guisasola

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Description: Smooth, two-stage barrel, probably earlier, with rings and acanthus leaves at the girdle, marked at the base, decorated with brass inlays and the writing "EN CORDOVA ANO 1703", engraved tang; flintlock engraved with floral pattern and signed "Gisasola"; wooden half stock, grooved at the butt, slightly engraved iron mounts, trigger guard with cartouche "GUISASOLA"; bone-tipped wooden ramrod. dating: first quarter of the 19th Century dimensions: 124.5 cm. provenance: Spain

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A flintlock blunderbuss gun for the eastern market

Lot 757: A flintlock blunderbuss gun for the eastern market

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Description: Heavy, smooth, two-stage barrel, octagonal at the first part with stamps of Liège test bench, then moulded and finally round and bell-mouthed at the nozzle; engraved flintlock with slightly visible signature; wooden full stock, engraved, silver-plated brass mounts, half-moons and star at the trigger guard; iron ramrod. dating: circa 1800 dimensions: 76 cm. provenance: Belgium

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A flintlock rifle

Lot 758: A flintlock rifle

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Description: Rifled, octagonal, 8.5 mm cal. barrel, bell-mouthed toward the nozzle, engraved at the base, with fore -and rear-sight; flintlock outlined at the borders; fruitwood full stock, partially sculpted with floral motifs, brass mounts, long trigger guard, trigger with set trigger, pierced counter-plate, patchbox, iron ramrod. dating: 18th Century dimensions: 128.5 cm. provenance: Germany

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A Brander & Potts officer's flintlock rifle

Lot 759: A Brander & Potts officer's flintlock rifle

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Description: Rifled, octagonal, 17 mm cal. barrel, with adjustable rear-sight and foresight, the gilt stamp "BRANDER & POTTS LONDON" at the base; finely engraved tang and base; the gilt stamp "BRANDER & POTTS" at the lock engraved with trophy and floral motifs, with safety lock, anti-friction and sealing systems, gilt pan and vent; wooden full stock checkered at the palm rest and the neck, engraved brass mounts, patchbox, iron ramrod. dating: early 19th Century dimensions: 115.5 cm. provenance: England

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A flintlock rifle with spring-bayonet

Lot 760: A flintlock rifle with spring-bayonet

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Description: Rifled, octagonal, 15 mm cal. barrel with fore -and rear-sight; spring-bayonet under the barrel; flintlock with safety lock and signature "MALAIBE", three-quarter walnut stock, slightly sculpted with floral motifs, iron mounts, iron ramrod, at the barrel bracket is the button to release the bayonet. Rare. dating: late 18th Century dimensions: 106 cm. provenance: Germany

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A flintlock hunting rifle by Felix Meier

Lot 761: A flintlock hunting rifle by Felix Meier

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Description: Heavy, rifled, octagonal, 15 mm cal. barrel, bell-mouthed toward the nozzle, signed "F. FELIX MEIER IN WIENN"; engraved tang; flintlock signed en suite and engraved with floral motifs; wooden full stock with brass mounts, patchbox. Brass-tipped wooden ramrod. dating: 18th Century dimensions: 100 cm. provenance: Austria

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A rare cased takedown flintlock gun by Dennis

Lot 762: A rare cased takedown flintlock gun by Dennis

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Description: Round, smooth, blued, 16 mm cal. barrel marked "LONDON", base with stamp and star-shaped engraving, silver foresight; finely engraved tang; flintlock signed "Ja.s Dennis", engraved and provided with anti-friction and sealing systems, gilt vent and pan; wooden half stock checkered at the neck and the palm rest, iron mounts engraved en suite, removable butt with bayonet fastening system; horn-tipped wooden ramrod with iron cartridge extractor. Wooden case with green cloth lining, label and tools. dating: circa 1800 dimensions: 110.5 cm. provenance: England

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A rare flintlock gun by Kownacki

Lot 763: A rare flintlock gun by Kownacki

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Description: Fine, smooth, two-stage, 17 mm cal. barrel with acanthus leaves at the girdle, octagonal at the first, short part marked "BUSTINDUI" among gilt lilies, silver foresight; long flintlock signed "KOWNACKI ARQUEBUSIER DU ROI A WARSOVIE", engraved at the margins, gilt pan and vent; wooden full stock with iron mounts engraved with floral and hunting motifs; horn-tipped wooden ramrod. Andrzej Kownacki is documented in Paris, Warsaw and Kozienice from 1766 to 1800. See "Der Neue Stoeckel", Vol. I, page 643. dating: third quarter of the 18th Century dimensions: 136.5 cm. provenance: Poland

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A beautiful flintlock rifle by Joseph Fruhwirth

Lot 764: A beautiful flintlock rifle by Joseph Fruhwirth

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Description: Rifled, octagonal, 15 mm cal. barrel signed "Jos. FruWirth in Wienn", engraved at the base, tang and nozzle decorated with racemes, adjustable rear-sight, brass foresight; flintlock signed en suite and engraved with deer and racemes; beautiful, polished, briarwood stock sculpted with bas-relieved rocaille and vegetal motifs, fire gilt brass mounts engraved en suite; small shield with archduke crown; horn-tipped wooden ramrod. Fine rifle by Joseph Fruhwirth manufactured at the time of his stay at the Forchtenstein Castle of Price Esterhazy. See "Der Neue Stoeckel" Vol. I, page 406. dating: second quarter of the 18th Century dimensions: 94 cm. provenance: Austria

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A nice flintlock hunting gun by J.J. Kuchenreuter

Lot 765: A nice flintlock hunting gun by J.J. Kuchenreuter

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Description: Smooth, octagonal, blued, 14.5 mm cal barrel, with the signature "JOHANN JACOB KUCHENREUTER IN REGENSPURG" and three stamps (Stockel nr. 7719) among gilt garlands, silver foresight, brass rear-sight at the base; engraved tang; flintlock signed "I.I. KUCHENREUTER", deeply chiselled with hunting scenes; wooden full stock with brown horn mounts and inlays, checkered neck, engraved silver barrel bracket. Wooden ramrod with metallic mounts. dating: third quarter of the 18th Century dimensions: 121 cm. provenance: Bavaria

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A beautiful flintlock rifle by Ulrich Wagner with coat of arms

Lot 766: A beautiful flintlock rifle by Ulrich Wagner with coat of arms

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Description: Rifled, octagonal, 12 mm cal. barrel, signed "ULRICH WAGNER IN EICHSTETT", finely engraved at the base and tang with floral motifs, gilt brass rear-sight, foresight; flintlock engraved with noble hunter with hound among racemes and hare; fruit briarwood full stock (a small, antique restoration at the nozzle), chiselled with leaves at the butt and near the end; beautiful gilt brass mounts, pierced and engraved counter-plate depicting bust of a woman, long trigger guard with palm rest decorated with hunter, at the butt-plate a noble coat of arm among garlands. Patchbox, set trigger, horn-tipped wooden ramrod. See "Der Neue Stoeckel", Vol. II, page 1343, Ulrich Wagner is documented in Eichstätt, 1725-30 circa. dating: second quarter of the 18th Century dimensions: 99 cm. provenance: Germany

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A hunting percussion rifle by Aarg

Lot 767: A hunting percussion rifle by Aarg

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Description: Octagonal, rifled, blued, 15 mm cal. barrel with adjustable rear-sight, seat for the bayonet and foresight; forward spring lock signed "Anrg a St. Etienne"; wooden full stock with smooth, iron mounts. Iron ramrod. dating: mid-19th Century dimensions: 115.5 cm. provenance: France

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A percussion hunting rifle

Lot 768: A percussion hunting rifle

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Description: Beautiful, rifled, octagonal, 16 mm cal. barrel of fine damask, with the gilt mark "Cannon damas d'acier", adjustable rear-sight, foresight; engraved tang; forward spring lock, engraved at the border with vegetal motifs, wooden full stock checkered at the palm rest and the neck, the effigy of a deer's head under the butt, finely engraved iron mounts, brass-tipped iron ramrod. dating: mid-19th Century dimensions: 131 cm. provenance: France

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A percussion hunting rifle by Sailer

Lot 769: A percussion hunting rifle by Sailer

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Description: Rifled, octagonal, 12 mm cal. barrel, signed "B. SAILER IN EHINGEN" among silver garlands and flowers, adjustable rear-sight, silver foresight; tang numbered "I"; wooden full stock checkered at the palm rest and the neck, both decorated with nails; partially silver-plated brass mounts, anatomic trigger guard, set trigger, patchbox, silver filigree decorations at the butt, at the neck a yellow gold shield with monogram "AC". Horn-tipped wooden ramrod. dating: second quarter of the 19th Century dimensions: 103 cm. provenance: Southern Germany

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A percussion hunting rifle by Tambor

Lot 770: A percussion hunting rifle by Tambor

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Description: Rifled, blued, octagonal, 12 mm cal. barrel with the silver signature "TAMBOR"; wide, slightly engraved tang with a hole for the peep sight; forward spring lock engraved with floral and hunting motifs, wooden full stock checkered at the neck, sculpted on a side with curl, checkered patchbox sculpted with flowers (one hiding the opening button); iron mounts engraved en suite. Set trigger. Horn-tipped wooden ramrod. dating: mid-19th Century dimensions: 113.5 cm. provenance: Austria

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A beautiful hunting percussion rifle by Leithner

Lot 771: A beautiful hunting percussion rifle by Leithner

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Description: Rifled, blued, 13 mm cal. barrel, signed "W. LEITHNER IN ISCHL" with tubular rear-sight, silver foresight, an engraved deer at the base; engraved tang with foldaway peep sight; forward spring lock with safety lock, finely engraved with floral motifs and signed "IN ISCHL"; wooden full stock with micro-checkered palm rest and neck, grooved at the lower butt, sculpted with racemes at the left side, with patchbox at the right one, a fine hunting scene engraved on the cover, iron mounts engraved with floral motifs, anatomic trigger, set trigger. Brass-tipped wooden ramrod. dating: mid-19th Century dimensions: 99 cm. provenance: Austria

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An airgun by Jllichmann

Lot 772: An airgun by Jllichmann

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Description: Octagonal, two-stage, 5 mm cal. barrel, signed "ST. JILLICHMANN IN WIEN" with tubular foresight engraved en suite with the base; wooden half stock, sculpted with a deer's head at the top, foliage at the butt, provided with thumb-rest, with large peep-sight, iron mounts engraved with floral motifs, anatomic trigger guard, set trigger, on the right side a button to open the barrel, an air magazine in the butt. dating: second quarter of the 19th Century dimensions: 111.5 cm. provenance: Austria

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A falling block system rifle by A. Henry

Lot 773: A falling block system rifle by A. Henry

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Description: Rifled, octagonal, 10 mm cal. barrel, signed "ALEX.R HENRY EDINBURGH & LONDON", checkered rib, adjustable rear-sight, long foresight; falling block system with outlined frame and lock, safety lock, stamps of the test-bench and opening lever; checkered wooden stock and fore-end, blued iron mounts. dating: third quarter of the 19th Century dimensions: 107.5 cm. provenance: England

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A Greener breech-loading rifle

Lot 774: A Greener breech-loading rifle

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Description: Rifled, round, blued barrel with adjustable rear-sight and foresight, the marks "W.W. GREENER 68 HAYMARKET LONDON S.W.", "AMUNITION 375 40-320" and stamps; iron frame engraved and marked "W.W. GREENER", blued safety lock; wooden butt and fore-end, checkered at the palm rest and the neck, blued lever, magazine with cover at the butt-plate. dating: third quarter of the 19th Century dimensions: 113.5 cm. provenance: England

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A cased breech loading rifle by E. M. Reilly & Co.

Lot 775: A cased breech loading rifle by E. M. Reilly & Co.

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Description: Heavy, rifled, blued, round, 13 mm cal. barrel, checkered at the rib, signed "E.M. REILLY & CO OXFORD St.T LONDON", with adjustable rear-sight and foresight; backward spring lock, finely engraved with floral motifs, receiver and mounts en suite; a lever under the receiver; wooden stock checkered at the neck and palm rest, wooden fore-end. In a wooden case covered with linen and lined with blue cloth, some tools. dating: third quarter of the 19th Century dimensions: 113.5 cm. provenance: England

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A rare Soper system breech-loading rifle

Lot 776: A rare Soper system breech-loading rifle

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Description: Rifled, round, 11 mm cal. barrel, with wide, flat, checkered rib marked "W. SOPER RIFLE & GUN MAKER READING, ENGLAND", on a side is the mark "HENRY'S" and stamps of the test bench, adjustable rear-sight, foresight; bolt marked "W. SOPER'S PATENT" and "W. SOPER INVENTOR PATENTEE & MANUFACTURER READING" on a side; on the opposite side is an opening lever to extract the cartridge and cock the hammer; wooden half stock checkered at the palm rest and the neck, iron bolt and mounts finely engraved with floral motifs. Rare rifle with rapid and effective system. Soper achieved several patents for breech loading systems shooting a shot per second, used during tests with member of the government. See "Der Neue Stoeckel", Vol. II, page 1195. dating: third quarter of the 19th Century dimensions: 107.5 cm. provenance: England

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A double-barrelled percussion gun by Gerest

Lot 777: A double-barrelled percussion gun by Gerest

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Description: Smooth, round, damascened, 18 mm cal. barrel with rib and foresight; gilt decorations at the base and the tang; forward spring lock with gilt signature "A. GEREST" and "A ST. EtIENNE", and silver and gilt decorations depicting vine shoots and frames; wooden half stock checkered at the neck, iron mounts decorated en suite; brass-tipped ebony ramrod with cartridge extractor. dating: mid-19th Century dimensions: 138 cm. provenance: France

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A double-barrelled percussion gun

Lot 778: A double-barrelled percussion gun

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Description: Smooth, round, damascened, blued, 18 mm cal. barrels with rib and foresight; engraved tang, forward spring locks, engraved en suite and signed "WEBER & SCHULTHEIS" and "IN FRANKFURT a M"; light wooden half stock checkered at the neck, steel mounts engraved with floral and hunting motifs. Brass-tipped wooden ramrod. A silver shield at the neck. dating: mid-19th Century dimensions: 120.5 cm. provenance: Germany

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A nice double-barrelled shotgun by Bartusch

Lot 779: A nice double-barrelled shotgun by Bartusch

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Description: Round, rifled, damask, 14 mm cal. barrels, with rib signed "F. BARTUSCH IN WIEN", fore -and rear-sight; wide and long tang finely engraved with hound, ibex and floral motifs, silver plaque with noble, crowned monogram "HH"; backward spring locks of unusual shape, engraved en suite and signed "BARTUSCH" and "IN WIEN"; wooden half stock checkered at the palm rest and the neck, engraved iron mounts, the rear part of the trigger guard made of black horn. Brass-tipped iron ramrod. dating: mid-19th Century dimensions: 103 cm. provenance: Austria

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A cased double-barrelled rifle by Lancaster

Lot 780: A cased double-barrelled rifle by Lancaster

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Description: Rifled, round, blued, 11 mm cal. barrels, signed "ALFRED LANCASTER 27 SOUTH AUDLEY S.T GROSVENOR SQR.E LONDON", with checkered rib, adjustable rear-sight, foresight; backward spring lock, engraved en suite with the frame and signed "ALFRED LANCASTER"; checkered wooden stock and fore-end, with iron mounts engraved en suite. Leather case with red cloth lining, label and tools. dating: third quarter of the 19th Century dimensions: 113.5 cm. provenance: England

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A beautiful double-barrelled shotgun by Maschek

Lot 781: A beautiful double-barrelled shotgun by Maschek

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Description: Round, smooth, blued, 16 mm cal. barrels, signed "MASCHEK IN GABEL" at the rib, engraved at the base, gilt at the edge; the base and the tang are richly decorated with bas-relieved cartouches depicting engraved floral motifs, deer and bird, frames and a gilt, square shield; backward spring locks, engraved with hunting motifs among racemes, safety locks; briarwood half stock, checkered at the palm rest and the neck, iron mounts en suite, the label "1842" under the barrels. Brass-tipped wooden ramrod with iron cartridge extractor. dating: mid-19th Century dimensions: 113 cm. provenance: Czechoslovakia

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An outstanding cased double-barrelled rifle by Haetge

Lot 782: An outstanding cased double-barrelled rifle by Haetge

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Description: Rifled, round, damascened and blued, 10 mm cal. barrels, rib signed "A. Haedge Hofbüchsenmacher Berlin", base engraved with gilt frame, bone-plated silver foresight; long, engraved tang; backward spring locks finely engraved with deers among vineyards; frame, lever and mounts engraved en suite; operating the lever it is possible to raise the barrels, extract the cartridges and cock the hammers; briarwood half stock checkered at the neck and the palm rest, trigger guard with sculpted, horn finger support, the gilt monogram "KS" under the barrel. In a leather case lined with green cloth and provided with some tools. Beautiful rifle of great quality, manufactured by the acknowledged gunsmith for the royal court. dating: third quarter of the 19th Century dimensions: 104 cm. provenance: Berlin

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