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Auction Description for Holt's: Main Sale - December 2012
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Main Sale - December 2012

(758 Lots)

by Holt's Auctioneers


758 lots | 750 with images

December 13, 2012

Live Auction

London Saleroom: Princess Louise House

Hammersmith Road

London, W6 7DJ United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1485 542822

Fax: +44 (0)1485 544463

Email: enquiries@holtsauctioneers.com

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HOLLAND AND HOLLAND A PAIR OF STERLING SILVER AND LAPIS LAZULI 'CARTRIDGE & PHEASANT' CUFFLINKS,

Lot 738: HOLLAND AND HOLLAND A PAIR OF STERLING SILVER AND LAPIS LAZULI 'CARTRIDGE & PHEASANT' CUFFLINKS,

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Description: HOLLAND AND HOLLAND A PAIR OF STERLING SILVER AND LAPIS LAZULI 'CARTRIDGE & PHEASANT' CUFFLINKS, London sterling silver hallmarks, maker H&H, silver and lapis lazuli 'cartridges' with Holland & Holland headstamps, silver link chain, silver pheasants with polychromatic enamelled heads

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A RELIC .303 AERIAL MACHINE GUN BY BROWNING, no visible serial number,

Lot 899: A RELIC .303 AERIAL MACHINE GUN BY BROWNING, no visible serial number,

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Description: A RELIC .303 AERIAL MACHINE GUN BY BROWNING, no visible serial number, circa 1939, formerly comprising part of the main armament of a British Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft and retaining its barrel with partial flash-hider and cooling jacket, the majority of its receiver and some internal parts, TOGETHER WITH a display board with applied plaque reading '.303 BROWNING MACHINE GUN FROM HURRICANE P3708 OF 257 SQUADRON, DEBDEN. SHOT DOWN BY Bf110 IN COMBAT OVER THE THAMES ESTUARY AND CRASHED AT NAZEWICK FARM, FOULNESS ISLAND, ON SUNDAY AUGUST 18th, 1940, AT 6.00PM. SEARGENT A.G. GIRDWOOD BALED OUT, WOUNDED IN THE FOOT, AND WAS ADMITTED TO FOULNESS HOSPITAL. AIRCRAFT WAS WRITTEN OFF' and some map fragments from the same excavation Provenance: This interesting artifact was recovered from the crash site of Hawker Hurricane P3708 which carried the markings DT-E. She was being flown in combat by Sgt. Alex Girdwood of 257 Sqn. when he was forced to bale out on 18th August 1940, shortly before the height of the Battle of Britain. Girdwood had flown the aeroplane five times already that day, which started at 05.20 when he made the short hop from Debden to Martlesham Heath (257's operating base). It was then followed by three stints of convoy patrol which lasted a total of four hours and provided much-needed protection for British shipping as it moved through the southern North Sea and Dover Straits. At 15.00, after a 45 minute rest, the squadron were scrambled on a 30 minute sortie, but without contact with the Luftwaffe. Finally the last flight of the day, and another scramble. This sortie lasted about an hour (for this particular Hurricane anyway), from 17.00 until the time when Girdwood gently floated down onto Foulness Island, a military firing range just off the Essex coast, and P3708 slammed considerably less gently into the ground nearby at Nazewick Farm. Here it was totally buried in the soft ground by the force of the impact. Sgt. Girdwood's combat report reads as follows: "I was Red 3. While following Red Leader at a height of about 12,000ft, we came upon a section of HE111S flying in a big bomber formation. Red 1 (Flt/Lt Beresford) made an astern attack on one of the HE111S. When he broke off firing, I closed in and fired until it started to smoke and go down. As I broke away bullets entered my cockpit which exploded and caught fire. After a struggle I managed to bale out and as I fell I succeeded in pulling the ripcord and untwisting the lines which wound round my legs. A toe of my right foot was fractured by a bolt, which was forced into it by a bullet. I received some burns and bruises. Subsequently I found that the HE111 had crashed near Foulness just beside my own plane. Two of the wounded German airmen were brought to the same hospital at Foulness as myself." In 1990 when the crash site was first investigated, several local eye-witnesses agreed that the Hurricane had disappeared into the ground leaving just a crater. This was never filled in, just ploughed around until over the years the hole filled up naturally. Once the impact point was established and excavation begun, it became clear that the first parts of the aircraft recovered were burnt and badly corroded, having been subjected to intense heat as it burnt underground. The wing remains and one undercarriage Oleo leg were amongst this. Once a depth of 5ft. had been reached it became clear that the fire hadn't reached any lower down and pieces of wooden stringer with the canvas covering were found. What was left of the aeroplane was predictably smashed with some parts beyond recognition. However, identifiable parts recovered from the site included the fin; tailwheel leg and wheel; oxygen and compressed air bottles; this .303 Browning; both Oleo legs; the hydraulic cylinder for the undercarriage and flaps; radio; the seat complete with its armour plating and Sutton harness; the blind (IMC) flying panel which had been folded around the spade-grip (with the firing button set to 'fire') and several smaller items from the cockpit including four bullet-holed maps of southern England (fragments of which accompany this Lot). The R-R Merlin engine was also recovered but was badly smashed, with the largest surviving piece being the crankshaft. Sgt. Alex Girdwood was tragically killed only two months later. The Germans had mounted a low-level raid on R.A.F. North Weald and 257 were scrambled as the airfield was being bombed. Girdwood's aircraft, Hurricane V6852, was caught in a bomb blast as it took off, crashed hard and caught fire immediately. Other Notes: The .303 Browning machine gun was a British variant of the highly-successful and ubiquitous .30 calibre M1919 that was used in many theatres of war in the 20th Century by various armies, navies and air forces. It was designed and developed by John Moses Browning and the later .50 calibre version is still in use today with the U.S. Army. The Browning .303 Mk.II was adopted by the R.A.F. and re-worked to suit both offensive (fixed-mount) and defensive (swivel-mount) use. It was essentially the 1930 Pattern belt-fed Colt-Browning machine gun with a few minor modifications, such as firing from an open bolt. In its wing-mounted offensive guise it had a rate of fire of 1,150 rounds per minute.

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A. FRANCOTTE, LIEGE A FINE AND RARE 8mm PINFIRE TWENTY-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION OVER-UNDER REVOLVER, MODEL 'LEFAUCHEUX PATENT', serial no..

Lot 900: A. FRANCOTTE, LIEGE A FINE AND RARE 8mm PINFIRE TWENTY-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION OVER-UNDER REVOLVER, MODEL 'LEFAUCHEUX PATENT', serial no..

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Description: A. FRANCOTTE, LIEGE A FINE AND RARE 8mm PINFIRE TWENTY-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION OVER-UNDER REVOLVER, MODEL 'LEFAUCHEUX PATENT', serial no. 127749, circa 1855, with super-imposed round 4 3/4in. barrels, the top barrel signed 'A FRANCOTTE A LIEGE', barleycorn fore-sight, open frame with partial borderline and scroll engraving (missing ejector rod), the side of breech marked 'E. LEFAUCHEUX INVR BREVETTE', double-nosed hammer, smooth walnut grips and lanyard ring to pommel, folding trigger, the whole retaining much original blued finish with straw colouration to hammer and trigger Literature: For a similar revolver see Firearms Curiosa (first edition) by L. Winant, page 67 plate 59.

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SCHMIDT RUBIN A 7.5x53.5mm 'MODEL 1889' STRAIGHT-PULL BOLT-MAGAZINE SERVICE RIFLE, serial no. 168020,

Lot 901: SCHMIDT RUBIN A 7.5x53.5mm 'MODEL 1889' STRAIGHT-PULL BOLT-MAGAZINE SERVICE RIFLE, serial no. 168020,

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Description: SCHMIDT RUBIN A 7.5x53.5mm 'MODEL 1889' STRAIGHT-PULL BOLT-MAGAZINE SERVICE RIFLE, serial no. 168020, 30 7/8in. blued sighted barrel, blued receiver, 12in. regulation straight-hand stock, blued non-detachable magazine with cut-off, sling mounts, TOGETHER WITH a brass muzzle cover and correct (mis-numbered) knife bayonet

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A .577 (SNIDER) SINGLE-SHOT SERVICE RIFLE SIGNED 'ADAMS PATENT SMALL ARMS CO', MODEL 'MKI 3-BAND', no visible serial number,

Lot 902: A .577 (SNIDER) SINGLE-SHOT SERVICE RIFLE SIGNED 'ADAMS PATENT SMALL ARMS CO', MODEL 'MKI 3-BAND', no visible serial number,

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Description: A .577 (SNIDER) SINGLE-SHOT SERVICE RIFLE SIGNED 'ADAMS PATENT SMALL ARMS CO', MODEL 'MKI 3-BAND', no visible serial number, circa 1865, with sighted 36 1/2in. barrel, the top signed 'ADAMS PATENT SMALL ARMS CO, STRAND LONDON' (detail rubbed and obscured), flip open breech with detent lock, plain military unsigned lockplate, walnut three-quarter stock, brass heel-plate and trigger-guard, iron sling swivels and three barrel bands, complete with iron ramrod, tip replaced

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A SCARCE 11mm PINFIRE TEN-SHOT REVOLVER, no visible serial no.

Lot 903: A SCARCE 11mm PINFIRE TEN-SHOT REVOLVER, no visible serial no.

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Description: A SCARCE 11mm PINFIRE TEN-SHOT REVOLVER, no visible serial no. probably Belgian, circa 1855, with round 6in. barrel, blade fore-sight, octagonal breech-section, large fully-fluted scroll engraved cylinder, border and scroll engraved frame, hinged loading gate, bag-shaped grip with replacement wood grip-plates, lanyard ring at pommel, the whole brushed bright

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AN UNUSUAL 12mm PINFIRE SINGLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, UNSIGNED, no visible serial number,

Lot 904: AN UNUSUAL 12mm PINFIRE SINGLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, UNSIGNED, no visible serial number,

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Description: AN UNUSUAL 12mm PINFIRE SINGLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, UNSIGNED, no visible serial number, circa 1860, probably designed for bulleted caps, London proofs with octagonal 26in. barrel, bead fore-sight, rear-sight missing, scroll and shell engraved action body with flush-fitting side-lever opening, border and game engraved back-action lock with side-hammer, walnut straight-hand butt-stock chequered at the wrist, iron heel-plate and game-scene engraved trigger-guard bow, traces of original finish throughout

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MAUSER A 9.5mm (TURKISH) BOLT-ACTION REPEATING SERVICE RIFLE, MODEL 'TURKISH CONTRACT M1887', serial no. 85611,

Lot 905: MAUSER A 9.5mm (TURKISH) BOLT-ACTION REPEATING SERVICE RIFLE, MODEL 'TURKISH CONTRACT M1887', serial no. 85611,

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Description: MAUSER A 9.5mm (TURKISH) BOLT-ACTION REPEATING SERVICE RIFLE, MODEL 'TURKISH CONTRACT M1887', serial no. 85611, circa 1890, with blued 30 1/2in. barrel, block and dove-tailed blade fore-sight, cyrillic marked ladder rear-sight, a Sultans tughra stamped to the nocksform, cyrillic marked action and bolt in the white, walnut three-quarter stock, iron furniture and appearing all matching numbers, under-barrel tubular magazine, provision for cleaning rod (missing), good condition throughout

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STEYR AN 8mmX60R (PORTUGUESE) SMOOTHBORE SERVICE RIFLE, MODEL 'M1885 GUEDES', serial no. 6436,

Lot 906: STEYR AN 8mmX60R (PORTUGUESE) SMOOTHBORE SERVICE RIFLE, MODEL 'M1885 GUEDES', serial no. 6436,

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Description: STEYR AN 8mmX60R (PORTUGUESE) SMOOTHBORE SERVICE RIFLE, MODEL 'M1885 GUEDES', serial no. 6436, dated for 1886, with 32in. sighted barrel, slab-sided receiver with makers stamp and date on the left hand side and the Portuguese crest on the right (action with mild pitting, detail rubbed), under-lever opening, walnut butt-stock and three-quarter length fore-end, provision for clearing rod (missing)

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AN UNUSUAL 11mm PINFIRE SIX-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION DELUXE REVOLVER SIGNED 'THEODORE STERCKX', MODEL CHAMFLO & DELVIGNE PATENT, serial n..

Lot 907: AN UNUSUAL 11mm PINFIRE SIX-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION DELUXE REVOLVER SIGNED 'THEODORE STERCKX', MODEL CHAMFLO & DELVIGNE PATENT, serial n..

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Description: AN UNUSUAL 11mm PINFIRE SIX-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION DELUXE REVOLVER SIGNED 'THEODORE STERCKX', MODEL CHAMFLO & DELVIGNE PATENT, serial no. 1302, Belgian, circa 1860, with expertly reblued 5 1/2in. octagonal barrel signed on the top-flat in gold 'THEODORE STERCKX' within a gold bordered panel with arabesque terminals, gold band and dot-line at muzzle, further gold line arabesques at breech, plain ratchet-locking cylinder with a stylised flower relief engraved over each chamber and surrounded by further gold line decoration, open frame with profuse geometric gold line inlay, unusual rear-hinged left hand loading gate, offset hammer, smooth marine ivory grips (some age hairline cracks), butt-cap with dot and line inlaid decoration ensuite with the muzzle, trigger-guard bow ensuite with the frame, spring-loaded under-barrel ejector rod, the whole expertly refinished with some minor losses to inlays

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SCHMIDT RUBIN A 7.5x53.5mm 'MODEL 1889' STRAIGHT-PULL BOLT-MAGAZINE SERVICE RIFLE, serial no. 16848,

Lot 908: SCHMIDT RUBIN A 7.5x53.5mm 'MODEL 1889' STRAIGHT-PULL BOLT-MAGAZINE SERVICE RIFLE, serial no. 16848,

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Description: SCHMIDT RUBIN A 7.5x53.5mm 'MODEL 1889' STRAIGHT-PULL BOLT-MAGAZINE SERVICE RIFLE, serial no. 16848, 30 7/8in. blued sighted barrel, blued receiver, 12in. regulation straight-hand stock, blued non-detachable magazine with cut-off, sling mounts, matching numbers throughout, TOGETHER WITH a brass muzzle cover and correct (mis-numbered) knife bayonet

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E. REMINGTON & SONS A RARE .38-40 (REMINGTON-HEPBURN) SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE, MODEL 'HEPBURNS PATENT', serial no. 4487,

Lot 909: E. REMINGTON & SONS A RARE .38-40 (REMINGTON-HEPBURN) SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE, MODEL 'HEPBURNS PATENT', serial no. 4487,

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Description: E. REMINGTON & SONS A RARE .38-40 (REMINGTON-HEPBURN) SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE, MODEL 'HEPBURNS PATENT', serial no. 4487, circa 1885, with blued octagonal 28in. barrel, the top-flat signed 'E. REMINGTON & SONS ILION N.Y.', nickel-bladed fore-sight, buckhorn rear-sight with elevator ramp, plain colour-hardened receiver with opening lever on the right hand side, the left hand side marked 'HEPBURN'S PAT OCT 7th1879', elevating micro-adjustable ladder peep-sight fitted to the top-tang, chequered walnut semi-pistol grip butt-stock with iron crescent heel-plate, splinter fore-end with vacant oval escutcheon and moulded fore-end cap, the whole retaining much original finish and colour TOGETHER WITH a valuation certificate.

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SMITH & WESSON A .44 (RUSSIAN) SIX-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION REVOLVER, MODEL 'D.A. FIRST MODEL', serial no. 6328,

Lot 910: SMITH & WESSON A .44 (RUSSIAN) SIX-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION REVOLVER, MODEL 'D.A. FIRST MODEL', serial no. 6328,

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Description: SMITH & WESSON A .44 (RUSSIAN) SIX-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION REVOLVER, MODEL 'D.A. FIRST MODEL', serial no. 6328, circa 1885, with 4in. barrel, raised sighting rib signed by the maker and with patent dates to 1880, crescent fore-sight, raised rear-sight notch on the lift-up locking catch, cylinder with longitudinal and blind horizontal flutes, plain frame, black chequered hard-rubber grips embossed with the 'S&W' trademark, square-back trigger-guard, the whole mostly stripped of finish, some traces of pitting Provenance: This revolver is accompanied by a letter of provenance from the makers, part of which states: "We have researched your Smith & Wesson .44, company records indicate that serial number 6328 was shipped from our factory on July 23, 1883, and delivered to E. Paris Co., Buenos Ayres [sic], Argentine. The records indicate that this revolver was a 4 inch barrel, nickel finish and checkered [sic] black rubber grips."

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SCHMIDT RUBIN A 7.5x53.5mm 'MODEL 1889' STRAIGHT-PULL BOLT-MAGAZINE SERVICE RIFLE, serial no. 146721,

Lot 911: SCHMIDT RUBIN A 7.5x53.5mm 'MODEL 1889' STRAIGHT-PULL BOLT-MAGAZINE SERVICE RIFLE, serial no. 146721,

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Description: SCHMIDT RUBIN A 7.5x53.5mm 'MODEL 1889' STRAIGHT-PULL BOLT-MAGAZINE SERVICE RIFLE, serial no. 146721, 30 7/8in. blued sighted barrel, blued receiver, 12in. regulation straight-hand stock, blued non-detachable magazine with cut-off, sling mounts, matching numbers throughout, TOGETHER WITH a brass muzzle cover and correct (mis-numbered) knife bayonet

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A .442 (C/F) SIX-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION REVOLVER, UNSIGNED, MODEL 'WEBLEY'S No1', serial no. 84,

Lot 912: A .442 (C/F) SIX-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION REVOLVER, UNSIGNED, MODEL 'WEBLEY'S No1', serial no. 84,

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Description: A .442 (C/F) SIX-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION REVOLVER, UNSIGNED, MODEL 'WEBLEY'S No1', serial no. 84, circa 1876, with ovoid 4 1/2in. barrel, crescent fore-sight, sighting notch to top-strap, plain cylinder with front locking notches, plain iron frame, side loading gate, chequered one-piece walnut grip with iron butt-cap, lanyard ring at base, swing out ejector with crane mounted at the breech-end of barrel, the whole re-blued and re-finished

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SMITH & WESSON A .44 (RUSSIAN) NICKEL-PLATED SIX-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION REVOLVER, MODEL 'D.A. FIRST MODEL', serial no. 19955,

Lot 913: SMITH & WESSON A .44 (RUSSIAN) NICKEL-PLATED SIX-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION REVOLVER, MODEL 'D.A. FIRST MODEL', serial no. 19955,

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Description: SMITH & WESSON A .44 (RUSSIAN) NICKEL-PLATED SIX-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION REVOLVER, MODEL 'D.A. FIRST MODEL', serial no. 19955, circa 1895, with 4in. barrel, raised sighting rib signed by the maker and with patent dates to 1880, crescent fore-sight, raised rear-sight notch on the lift-up locking catch, cylinder with longitudinal and blind horizontal flutes, plain frame, chequered hard-rubber grips embossed with the 'S&W' trademark, square-back trigger-guard, the whole re-nickelled with re-blued ancilliaries and the back-strap engraved with the monogram 'G.C.R.R.' Provenance: This revolver is accompanied by a letter of provenance from the makers, part of which states: "We have researched your Smith & Wesson .44 and company records indicate that your handgun, with serial number 19955 was shipped from our factory October 1, 1888, and delivered to M.W. Robinson, New York City, New York, Smith & Wesson's largest distributor. The records indicate that this revolver was a 5 inch barrel, nickel finish and checkered [sic] black hard rubber grips. This was part of a large shipment and the initial were not engraved on the backstrap by the factory. It is possible that they could stand for Grand Central Rail Road. Mr. Robinson Company supplied many rail road companies with firearms."

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SMITH & WESSON A .32 (RIMFIRE) NICKEL-PLATED FIVE-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION REVOLVER MODEL 'NEW MODEL 1 1/2', serial no. 41651,

Lot 914: SMITH & WESSON A .32 (RIMFIRE) NICKEL-PLATED FIVE-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION REVOLVER MODEL 'NEW MODEL 1 1/2', serial no. 41651,

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Description: SMITH & WESSON A .32 (RIMFIRE) NICKEL-PLATED FIVE-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION REVOLVER MODEL 'NEW MODEL 1 1/2', serial no. 41651, circa 1870, with round 3 1/2in. barrel, raised sighting rib with nickel-silver crescent fore-sight signed by the maker with patent dates to 1865, fluted cylinder, plain frame, two-piece rose-wood smooth grips and spur trigger, the whole retaining much original nickel finish throughout, TOGETHER WITH a later compartmented wooden travelling case and paste-board carton with a reproduction gummed label for 'THE EAGLE METALLIC CARTRIDGE CO.'.

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ARMY & NAVY C.S.L. A .295 / .300 SINGLE-BARRELLED SIDELEVER HAMMER ROOK RIFLE, serial no. 16619,

Lot 915: ARMY & NAVY C.S.L. A .295 / .300 SINGLE-BARRELLED SIDELEVER HAMMER ROOK RIFLE, serial no. 16619,

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Description: ARMY & NAVY C.S.L. A .295 / .300 SINGLE-BARRELLED SIDELEVER HAMMER ROOK RIFLE, serial no. 16619, 26 3/4in. black powder only octagonal barrel engraved 'ARMY & NAVY C.S.L. LONDON.', with partially matted top flat, open sights with two folding leaf sights, white metal inlaid sight lines and marked for 50, 100 and 150 yards, bead fore-sight, the breech end engraved '.295 OR .300', sidelever, non-selective ejector, beaded and acanthus scroll bordering, retaining much original colour-hardening and traces of finish, 14 1/2in. figured pistolgrip stock with engraved and colour-hardened pistolgrip-cap, fore-end with horn finial, weight 5lb. 4oz.

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J. AGNEW A 10-BORE (2 7/8IN.) DOUBLE-BARRELLED TOPLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 6298,

Lot 916: J. AGNEW A 10-BORE (2 7/8IN.) DOUBLE-BARRELLED TOPLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 6298,

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Description: J. AGNEW A 10-BORE (2 7/8IN.) DOUBLE-BARRELLED TOPLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 6298, 30 3/4in. nitro reproved bold damascus barrels, broad raised matt rib with cartouche engraved 'J. AGNEW MAKER. 118. HIGH ST. COLCHESTER', 2 7/8in. chambers, bored approx. full choke in both, treble-grip action, carved serpentine fences, rebounding back-action locks, border engraving, brushed bright finish overall, 14 1/2in. semi-pistolgrip stock including 1 1/4in. wooden extension, weight 8lb. 5oz.

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* STEYR, AUSTRIA AN EARLY 11mm BOLT-ACTION REPEATING SERVICE RIFLE, MODEL '1886 KROPATSCHEK', serial no. 455,

Lot 917: * STEYR, AUSTRIA AN EARLY 11mm BOLT-ACTION REPEATING SERVICE RIFLE, MODEL '1886 KROPATSCHEK', serial no. 455,

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Description: STEYR, AUSTRIA AN EARLY 11mm BOLT-ACTION REPEATING SERVICE RIFLE, MODEL '1886 KROPATSCHEK', serial no. 455, circa 1886, and probably built on a modified French Gras rifle, with 32in. sighted barrel, octagonal receiver with straight bolt-handle, concealed short tubular magazine inside the modified fore-end, walnut three-quarter length stock with iron furniture, iron nose-cap with no provision for cleaning rod, exposed iron surfaces lightly stained

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STEYR, AUSTRIA AN 8mm x 60R (KROPATSCHEK) BOLT-ACTION REPEATING SERVICE RIFLE, MODEL '1886', serial no. RR558,

Lot 918: STEYR, AUSTRIA AN 8mm x 60R (KROPATSCHEK) BOLT-ACTION REPEATING SERVICE RIFLE, MODEL '1886', serial no. RR558,

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Description: STEYR, AUSTRIA AN 8mm x 60R (KROPATSCHEK) BOLT-ACTION REPEATING SERVICE RIFLE, MODEL '1886', serial no. RR558, circa 1888, with 32 1/2in. sighted barrel, rounded receiver with straight bolt handle, the action body stamped 'OE.F.G. STEYR 1886', a ribboned crown over 'L.I.' and 'M1886', walnut three-quarter stock with full-length magazine tube and complete with cleaning rod mounted in channel on the left hand side of fore-end, iron surfaces darkly stained

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BSA A .577 (SNIDER) SINGLE-SHOT BREECH-LOADING SERVICE RIFLE, MODEL 'MKII TWO-BAND', no visible serial number,

Lot 919: BSA A .577 (SNIDER) SINGLE-SHOT BREECH-LOADING SERVICE RIFLE, MODEL 'MKII TWO-BAND', no visible serial number,

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Description: BSA A .577 (SNIDER) SINGLE-SHOT BREECH-LOADING SERVICE RIFLE, MODEL 'MKII TWO-BAND', no visible serial number, dated for 1866, with sighted 30 1/2in. barrel, flip-open breech-block with spring detent lock, plain lockplate signed 'BSA CO' together with the date, ordnance acceptance stamp and a 'VR' crown cypher to the tail, walnut three-quarter stock with iron furniture (toe with working repair), the top of heel-plate stamped 'TG 588', two iron barrel-bands and original iron clearing rod

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ENFIELD A .577-450 (M/H) SINGLE-SHOT BREECH-LOADING SERVICE RIFLE, MODEL 'MARTINI-HENRY MKIV', serial no. 98,

Lot 920: ENFIELD A .577-450 (M/H) SINGLE-SHOT BREECH-LOADING SERVICE RIFLE, MODEL 'MARTINI-HENRY MKIV', serial no. 98,

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Description: ENFIELD A .577-450 (M/H) SINGLE-SHOT BREECH-LOADING SERVICE RIFLE, MODEL 'MARTINI-HENRY MKIV', serial no. 98, dated for 1887, with 33in. sighted barrel, plain receiver signed 'ENFIELD' together with the model designation and a 'VR' crown cypher, walnut straight-hand butt-stock. long under-lever (hole for short lever plugged), three-quarter fore-end, farsi markings to trigger-guard, front barrel-band with bayonet lug and original iron clearing rod.

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A .297-300 (ROOK) SINGLE-SHOT BREECH-LOADING SPORTING RIFLE SIGNED 'G. BARTRAM', MODEL 'MARTINI'S PATENT', serial no. 28681,

Lot 921: A .297-300 (ROOK) SINGLE-SHOT BREECH-LOADING SPORTING RIFLE SIGNED 'G. BARTRAM', MODEL 'MARTINI'S PATENT', serial no. 28681,

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Description: A .297-300 (ROOK) SINGLE-SHOT BREECH-LOADING SPORTING RIFLE SIGNED 'G. BARTRAM', MODEL 'MARTINI'S PATENT', serial no. 28681, circa 1900, round 27 1/2in. barrel with matted flattened sighting rib, elongated bead fore-sight, rear-sight with one standing and one folding leaf, the side of barrel signed near breech 'G. BARTRAM, BRAINTREE', plain border-engraved under-lever action with wing safety, figured chequered walnut butt-stock with iron heel-plate, chequered walnut splinter fore-end with horn tip and provision for sling

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REMINGTON, USA A .44-77 (REMINGTON & SHARPS) SINGLE-SHOT BREECH-LOADING SADDLE-CARBINE, MODEL 'MILITARY', no visible serial number,

Lot 922: REMINGTON, USA A .44-77 (REMINGTON & SHARPS) SINGLE-SHOT BREECH-LOADING SADDLE-CARBINE, MODEL 'MILITARY', no visible serial number,

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Description: REMINGTON, USA A .44-77 (REMINGTON & SHARPS) SINGLE-SHOT BREECH-LOADING SADDLE-CARBINE, MODEL 'MILITARY', no visible serial number, circa 1890, with tapering 20 1/2in. barrel, dove-tailed fore-sight, swivelling leaf rear-sight, plain receiver with rolling-block action, saddle-ring and bar attached to the left hand side, three line address to top tang, walnut carbine-style straight-hand butt-stock with iron heel-plate, walnut splinter fore-end with one barrel-band, no provision for cleaning rod

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REMINGTON, USA A .43 (EGYPTIAN) SINGLE-SHOT BREECH-LOADING SERVICE RIFLE, MODEL 'MILITARY', no visible serial number,

Lot 923: REMINGTON, USA A .43 (EGYPTIAN) SINGLE-SHOT BREECH-LOADING SERVICE RIFLE, MODEL 'MILITARY', no visible serial number,

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Description: REMINGTON, USA A .43 (EGYPTIAN) SINGLE-SHOT BREECH-LOADING SERVICE RIFLE, MODEL 'MILITARY', no visible serial number, circa 1882, with round 35in. barrel, block and blade fore-sight, elevating ladder rear-sight, plain receiver with rolling-block action, three-line address to top-tang, walnut butt-stock with iron heel-plate, three-quarter length walnut fore-end with iron nose cap, bayonet bar to side of muzzle, provision for cleaning rod (missing) and fitted with swivels

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A .32 (RIMFIRE) FIVE-SHOT ENGRAVED SINGLE-ACTION POCKET REVOLVER SIGNED 'DEXTER', no visible serial number,

Lot 924: A .32 (RIMFIRE) FIVE-SHOT ENGRAVED SINGLE-ACTION POCKET REVOLVER SIGNED 'DEXTER', no visible serial number,

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Description: A .32 (RIMFIRE) FIVE-SHOT ENGRAVED SINGLE-ACTION POCKET REVOLVER SIGNED 'DEXTER', no visible serial number, circa 1875, with round tapering 2 3/4in. barrel, solid frame, fluted cylinder, blued hammer and stud trigger, smooth ivory birdshead grips, the whole nickel plated and engraved with geometric designs and 'American' open scrolls, much nickel-plate remaining (action slightly at fault) TOGETHER WITH a later teak box with white metal corners and escutcheon, the interior compartmented and lined in red baize

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WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. A 10-BORE (BLANK) SINGLE-SHOT SALUTING CANNON, MODEL '1901 CANNON', batch no. 574,

Lot 925: WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. A 10-BORE (BLANK) SINGLE-SHOT SALUTING CANNON, MODEL '1901 CANNON', batch no. 574,

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Description: WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. A 10-BORE (BLANK) SINGLE-SHOT SALUTING CANNON, MODEL '1901 CANNON', batch no. 574, pre-war, with tapering 12in. iron barrel, swing-open breech with sprung firing mechanism, cast trolley with 'W.R.A.CO' in raised letters and cast iron wheels to the front, the whole re-painted green

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WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. A 10-BORE (BLANK) SINGLE-SHOT SALUTING CANNON, MODEL '1901 CANNON', batch no. 316,

Lot 926: WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. A 10-BORE (BLANK) SINGLE-SHOT SALUTING CANNON, MODEL '1901 CANNON', batch no. 316,

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Description: WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. A 10-BORE (BLANK) SINGLE-SHOT SALUTING CANNON, MODEL '1901 CANNON', batch no. 316, pre-war, with tapering 12in. iron barrel, swing-open breech with sprung firing mechanism, cast trolley with 'W.R.A.CO' in raised letters and cast iron wheels to the front, the whole re-painted green

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A CASED 6mm PINFIRE SIX-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION POCKET REVOLVER WITH FOLDING BAYONET, UNSIGNED, no visible serial number,

Lot 927: A CASED 6mm PINFIRE SIX-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION POCKET REVOLVER WITH FOLDING BAYONET, UNSIGNED, no visible serial number,

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Description: A CASED 6mm PINFIRE SIX-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION POCKET REVOLVER WITH FOLDING BAYONET, UNSIGNED, no visible serial number, circa 1855, with octagonal 2 1/4in. barrel, barleycorn fore-sight, no provision for rear-sight, plain cylinder with external ratchet locking, plain open frame, smooth flared ebony grips, hinged folding trigger, side-mounted ejector rod and side-mounted folding bayonet with flambeau blade TOGETHER WITH a period fitted moroccan tooled leather box with gold leaf lines and detail (lid faded), lined in fine blue baize in the continental style with provision for the pistol and ammunition

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* A .450 (No.2 MUSKET) SINGLE-SHOT BREECH-LOADING RIFLE SIGNED 'THE BRAEDLIN ARMORY', serial no. 015708,

Lot 928: * A .450 (No.2 MUSKET) SINGLE-SHOT BREECH-LOADING RIFLE SIGNED 'THE BRAEDLIN ARMORY', serial no. 015708,

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Description: A .450 (No.2 MUSKET) SINGLE-SHOT BREECH-LOADING RIFLE SIGNED 'THE BRAEDLIN ARMORY', serial no. 015708, circa 1890, with tapering round 28in. barrel signed 'THE BRAEDLIN ARMORY', the nocksform marked 'AMMUNITION No.2 MUSKET', dove-tailed bead fore-sight, ladder rear-sight with two additional folding leaves, Martini-Henry type action with borderline engraving, cocking indicator and wing safety on the right hand side, chequered walnut butt-stock (small losses at head), iron heel-plate with hinged trapdoor, chequered splinter fore-end with horn tip and provision for sling, external surfaces stained with mild corrosion

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* MAUSER AN 11mm (MAUSER) BOLT-ACTION REPEATING SERVICE RIFLE, MODEL 'M71/84', serial no. 4789,

Lot 929: * MAUSER AN 11mm (MAUSER) BOLT-ACTION REPEATING SERVICE RIFLE, MODEL 'M71/84', serial no. 4789,

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Description: MAUSER AN 11mm (MAUSER) BOLT-ACTION REPEATING SERVICE RIFLE, MODEL 'M71/84', serial no. 4789, circa 1885, with 32in. sighted barrel, the top of breech signed 'DANZIG' surmounted by a crown, the side of barrel stamped 'FW', surmounted with a crown, round receiver with model designation, straight-handled bolt with flag safe, walnut three-quarter stock with concealed magazine tube under the barrel, bayonet lug to nose-cap, stacking spike to front and fitted with original leather sling

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MAUSER AN 11mm (MAUSER) BOLT-ACTION REPEATING SERVICE RIFLE, MODEL 'M71/84', serial no. 8819,

Lot 930: MAUSER AN 11mm (MAUSER) BOLT-ACTION REPEATING SERVICE RIFLE, MODEL 'M71/84', serial no. 8819,

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Description: MAUSER AN 11mm (MAUSER) BOLT-ACTION REPEATING SERVICE RIFLE, MODEL 'M71/84', serial no. 8819, circa 1885, with 23in. shortened sighted barrel, the top of breech signed 'DANZIG' surmounted by a crown, the side of barrel stamped 'FW', surmounted with a crown, round receiver with model designation, straight-handled bolt with flag safe, walnut three-quarter stock with concealed magazine tube under the barrel and stacking spike to front

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PURDEY A .500 / .450 NO.1 EXPRESS BLACK POWDER ROTARY-UNDERLEVER DOUBLE-BARRELLED HAMMER RIFLE, serial no. 8652,

Lot 931: PURDEY A .500 / .450 NO.1 EXPRESS BLACK POWDER ROTARY-UNDERLEVER DOUBLE-BARRELLED HAMMER RIFLE, serial no. 8652,

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Description: PURDEY A .500 / .450 NO.1 EXPRESS BLACK POWDER ROTARY-UNDERLEVER DOUBLE-BARRELLED HAMMER RIFLE, serial no. 8652, 27in. black powder only barrels with raised matt rib with panel signed 'DANL. FRASER & COY. 4 LEITH ST. TERRACE. EDINBURGH.', open sights and folding leaf sight, bead fore-sight with flip-up moonsight, barrel flats with London proof marks and numbered 1936, carved percussion fences with side-clips, rebounding island locks with bolted dolphin hammers, partially replaced topstrap with folding adjustable peep-sight, triggerguard forming a rotary-underlever with chequered skeletal pistolgrip and loop with integral trigger bolting catch, Purdey patent no. 3118 of 28th November 1870, fine border and acanthus scroll engraving, retaining very slight traces of original colour-hardening, 14 5/8in. stock with cheekpiece, sling eyes, escutcheon inscribed 'EM FROM DCM 1872', and including 7/8in. distressed rubber recoil pad Provenance: The makers have kindly informed us that this rifle was completed July 1872 with 40-bore 29in. rifle barrels for Sir Dudley Marjoribanks. This Lot was the subject of a published article by the vendor, John Ormiston, entitled 'The Return of the Purdey' (a copy of which accompanies the Lot and can be viewed HERE ). An extract of the article reads: "James Purdey & Sons records confirm that the engraving on the escutcheon does indeed refer to Edward Marjoribanks and his father Dudley Coutts Marjoribanks, and that it was given by Sir Dudley to his son in 1872. It was the year in which Edward became engaged to Fanny Spencer-Churchill, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and eventually aunt to Sir Winston Churchill. "Having been the tenant of both Guisachan and Glen Affaric deer forests near Cannich in Inverness-shire for some years, Dudley Marjoribanks bought Guisachan from the Frasers of Culbokie in 1854. He immediately undertook many improvements building Guisachan House and the model village of Tomich to house the crofting community of the Glen. "In 1866 he was raised to the peerage and took the title Baron Tweedmouth and he and many of the aristocracy of the day spent part or all of 'the season' at Guisachan." The vendor was able to buy the rifle in 1974 and it would appear that it has spent all its life in Scotland. A plan was hatched that saw John Ormiston take the rifle stalking on the same land where it had been used by the original owner. Wearing period clothing, he and Malcolm MacArthy, the stalker at Wester Guisachan, took to the hills with the Purdey. After several stalks where the pair were unable to approach closely enough, John was able to take a fine stag using a load specially prepared for the rifle. The beast was recovered by pony in the company of several deerhounds. A delightful sight it must have been!... Full details may be gleaned from the article.

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REMINGTON USA A .43 (EGYPTIAN) SINGLE-SHOT BREECH-LOADING SHORT-RIFLE, MODEL 'ROLLING BLOCK', no visible serial number,

Lot 932: REMINGTON USA A .43 (EGYPTIAN) SINGLE-SHOT BREECH-LOADING SHORT-RIFLE, MODEL 'ROLLING BLOCK', no visible serial number,

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Description: REMINGTON USA A .43 (EGYPTIAN) SINGLE-SHOT BREECH-LOADING SHORT-RIFLE, MODEL 'ROLLING BLOCK', no visible serial number, circa 1890, with 23 1/2in. shortened, sighted barrel, plain receiver, three-line address to top-tang (rubbed), straight-hand butt-stock with iron heel-plate, splinter three-quarter fore-end with two barrel-bands, complete with iron clearing rod

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G.H. DAW & CO. A .577 (SNIDER) SINGLE-SHOT BREECH-LOADING RIFLE, MODEL 'MKIII TWO-BAND', serial no. 62,

Lot 933: G.H. DAW & CO. A .577 (SNIDER) SINGLE-SHOT BREECH-LOADING RIFLE, MODEL 'MKIII TWO-BAND', serial no. 62,

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Description: G.H. DAW & CO. A .577 (SNIDER) SINGLE-SHOT BREECH-LOADING RIFLE, MODEL 'MKIII TWO-BAND', serial no. 62, undated but circa 1870, with 30 1/2in. sighted barrel, flip-open breech-block with thumb locking catch, plain military style lock signed 'G.H. DAW & CO, 57 THREADNEEDLE ST, LONDON', walnut three-quarter stock with iron furniture including two barrel-bands, the front with bayonet lug, iron nose-cap and under-barrel clearing rod, exposed iron surfaces darkly stained with some pitting

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CHARLES PRYSE & CO. A FINE .500 / .450 (3 1/2IN.) BLACK POWDER EXPRESS BOXLOCK NON-EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE, serial no. 28513,

Lot 934: CHARLES PRYSE & CO. A FINE .500 / .450 (3 1/2IN.) BLACK POWDER EXPRESS BOXLOCK NON-EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE, serial no. 28513,

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Description: CHARLES PRYSE & CO. A FINE .500 / .450 (3 1/2IN.) BLACK POWDER EXPRESS BOXLOCK NON-EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE, serial no. 28513, 28in. black powder only barrels with raised filed rib, open sights and two folding leaf sights with silver sighting lines and marked for 100, 200 and 300 yards, bead fore-sight, treble-grip action with carved serpentine fences, slender toplever, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, fine bouquet and acanthus scroll engraving with ornate bordering, retaining much original colour-hardening and finish, 13 7/8in. figured pistolgrip stock with cheekpiece, sling eyes and engraved steel pistolgrip-cap, including 7/8in. rubber recoil pad, bolstered fore-end with finely engraved grip-catch release lever, weight 8lb. 7oz.

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PURDEY, LONDON A 12-BORE PINFIRE DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, MODEL '1st PATTERN THUMBHOLE', serial no. 7319,

Lot 935: PURDEY, LONDON A 12-BORE PINFIRE DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, MODEL '1st PATTERN THUMBHOLE', serial no. 7319,

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Description: PURDEY, LONDON A 12-BORE PINFIRE DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, MODEL '1st PATTERN THUMBHOLE', serial no. 7319, for 1866, with re-browned damascus 30in. barrels, the top rib signed 'PURDEY, 314 1/2 OXFORD STREET, LONDON' (worn and obscured), carved fences with full scroll engraved top-tang, border and scroll engraved back-action locks signed 'PURDEY', walnut straight hand butt-stock (chequering worn smooth), iron heel-plate, engraved wishbone trigger-guard and thumb-catch, chequered splinter fore-end, some staining to exposed iron surfaces. Provenance: The makers have kindly informed us that this shotgun was completed in 1866 for the Rev. J. Goring. The Reverend John Goring was born at Wiston in Sussex, 3rd March 1824 to Charles and Mary Goring. He was schooled at Winchester and was recorded in the 1861 census as living back at the family home of Wiston Park, by then a Church of England Clergyman, with twelve servants. Ten years later the census indicates that he had married Isabella who bore him two sons and two daughters. He died 15th January 1905.

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J. PURDEY A .450 (3 1/4IN.) BLACK POWDER EXPRESS ROTARY-UNDERLEVER SINGLE-BARRELLED HAMMER RIFLE, serial no. 9223,

Lot 936: J. PURDEY A .450 (3 1/4IN.) BLACK POWDER EXPRESS ROTARY-UNDERLEVER SINGLE-BARRELLED HAMMER RIFLE, serial no. 9223,

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Description: J. PURDEY A .450 (3 1/4IN.) BLACK POWDER EXPRESS ROTARY-UNDERLEVER SINGLE-BARRELLED HAMMER RIFLE, serial no. 9223, 28 1/4in. black powder only octagonal bold damascus barrel engraved 'J. PURDEY. 314 1/2 OXFORD STREET. LONDON.', open sights and two folding leaf sights, bead fore-sight, carved percussion fence, rebounding island lock with bolted dolphin hammer, triggerguard forming a rotary-underlever with chequered skeletal pistolgrip and loop with integral trigger bolting catch, Purdey patent no. 3118 of 28th November 1870 (at fault), fine border and acanthus scroll engraving, retaining very slight traces of original colour-hardening, 14in. highly-figured stock with cheekpiece, weight 7lb. 2oz. Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the rifle was completed in July 1874 for a Lady Stamford. The Lady Stamford to whom the makers refer is almost certainly Catherine Cocks. She was the second wife of George Grey, 7th Earl of Stamford. The marriage raised eyebrows amongst his peers as his chosen wife was a bareback rider in a travelling circus. Grey built Bradgate House for his family in Staffordshire in 1856 and donated 16 acres of ground to the local authority to form a public space (now Stamford Park).

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STEYR, AUSTRIA AN 8mm x 60R (KROPATSCHEK) BOLT-ACTION REPEATING SERVICE RIFLE, MODEL '1886', serial no. A856,

Lot 937: STEYR, AUSTRIA AN 8mm x 60R (KROPATSCHEK) BOLT-ACTION REPEATING SERVICE RIFLE, MODEL '1886', serial no. A856,

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Description: STEYR, AUSTRIA AN 8mm x 60R (KROPATSCHEK) BOLT-ACTION REPEATING SERVICE RIFLE, MODEL '1886', serial no. A856, circa 1888, with 32 1/2in. sighted barrel, rounded receiver with straight bolt handle, the action body stamped 'OE.F.G. STEYR 1886', a ribboned crown over 'L.I.' and 'M1886', walnut three-quarter stock with full-length magazine tube and complete with cleaning rod mounted in channel on the left hand side of fore-end, finish lightly stained

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THOMAS HORSLEY A 10-BORE (2 5/8IN.) 1863 PATENT PULL-BACK TOPLEVER BAR-IN-WOOD SINGLE-BITE SNAP-ACTION HAMMERGUN, serial no. 2060,

Lot 938: THOMAS HORSLEY A 10-BORE (2 5/8IN.) 1863 PATENT PULL-BACK TOPLEVER BAR-IN-WOOD SINGLE-BITE SNAP-ACTION HAMMERGUN, serial no. 2060,

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Description: THOMAS HORSLEY A 10-BORE (2 5/8IN.) 1863 PATENT PULL-BACK TOPLEVER BAR-IN-WOOD SINGLE-BITE SNAP-ACTION HAMMERGUN, serial no. 2060, 28 1/2in. bold damascus barrels (shortened), rib engraved 'THOMAS HORSLEY & SON. MAKER. YORK. PATENT 2410 & 1138', 2 5/8in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. in both, T. Horsley patent action incorporating Horsley patent pull back toplever, patent no. 2410 of 1st October 1863 and Horsley patent retracting strikers (late variant ), patent no. 1138 of 17th April 1867, strikers and nipples missing, rounded bar-in-wood, rebounding sidelocks with cammed dolphin hammers, border engraving, brushed finish overall, 14 1/8in. well-figured stock including steel buttplate, weight 8lb. 9oz. Provenance: The gun was completed circa 1872

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ISAAC HOLLIS & SONS A GOOD 13-BORE PINFIRE DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, no visible serial number,

Lot 939: ISAAC HOLLIS & SONS A GOOD 13-BORE PINFIRE DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, no visible serial number,

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Description: ISAAC HOLLIS & SONS A GOOD 13-BORE PINFIRE DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, no visible serial number, circa 1860, with re-browned twist-steel barrels scroll engraved at the breech end for the first 4 1/2in., the top-rib signed 'ISAAC HOLLIS & SONS MAKER' (all detail rubbed), fully border and scroll engraved back-action locks signed 'ISAAC HOLLIS & SONS', scroll engraved hammers, scroll engraved rounded action-body with engraved 'Jones Patent' swing under-lever, highly figured chequered walnut straight-hand butt-stock, chequered iron heel-plate with raised scroll detail, chequered walnut splinter fore-end with carved horn tip, the whole brushed bright with re-blacked furniture except where noted

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J.V. NEEDHAM A 10-BORE (2 7/8IN.) W.W. GREENER 1874 PATENT TOPLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 21308,

Lot 940: J.V. NEEDHAM A 10-BORE (2 7/8IN.) W.W. GREENER 1874 PATENT TOPLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 21308,

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Description: J.V. NEEDHAM A 10-BORE (2 7/8IN.) W.W. GREENER 1874 PATENT TOPLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 21308, 30in. black powder only reproved damascus barrels, broad rib engraved 'J.V. NEEDHAM. 20A TEMPLE ST. BIRMINGHAM.', 2 7/8in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 choke in both, W.W. Greener patent barrel bolting action, patent no. 3090 of 9th September 1874, carved percussion fences, rebounding sidelocks, border and scroll engraving, retaining traces of original colour-hardening, 14 1/2in. figured semi-pistolgrip stock (repair at toe) including buttplate, fore-end with horn finial, weight 8lb. 1oz.

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BAKER A 10-BORE (2 7/8IN.) SINGLE-BARRELLED ROTARY-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 2833,

Lot 941: BAKER A 10-BORE (2 7/8IN.) SINGLE-BARRELLED ROTARY-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 2833,

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Description: BAKER A 10-BORE (2 7/8IN.) SINGLE-BARRELLED ROTARY-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 2833, 31 3/4in. damascus barrel with octagonal breech section, the barrel engraved 'F.T. BAKER. LONDON No. 2833', carved percussion fence, rebounding lock, border and partial acanthus scroll engraving, 14in. stock with steel buttplate

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SMITH & WESSON A .44 (RUSSIAN) SIX-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION REVOLVER, MODEL ' FIRST MODEL DOUBLE-ACTION', serial no. 35201,

Lot 942: SMITH & WESSON A .44 (RUSSIAN) SIX-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION REVOLVER, MODEL ' FIRST MODEL DOUBLE-ACTION', serial no. 35201,

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Description: SMITH & WESSON A .44 (RUSSIAN) SIX-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION REVOLVER, MODEL ' FIRST MODEL DOUBLE-ACTION', serial no. 35201, circa 1885, with 6in. sighted barrel, raised top-rib (makers details erased), fluted cylinder, break-open frame with automatic ejection mechanism, chequered hard-rubber grips embossed with the Smith & Wesson trademark, blued hammer, trigger and trigger-guard bow, the remainder with fair traces of original nickel-plate.

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LONDON SMALL ARMS CO A .577 (SNIDER) BREECH-LOADING SINGLE-SHOT CARBINE, MODEL 'ARTILLERY CARBINE MKIII', serial no. 44,

Lot 943: LONDON SMALL ARMS CO A .577 (SNIDER) BREECH-LOADING SINGLE-SHOT CARBINE, MODEL 'ARTILLERY CARBINE MKIII', serial no. 44,

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Description: LONDON SMALL ARMS CO A .577 (SNIDER) BREECH-LOADING SINGLE-SHOT CARBINE, MODEL 'ARTILLERY CARBINE MKIII', serial no. 44, dated for 1871, with 19 1/2in. sighted barrel, flip-open breech-block with thumb locking-catch, flat, plain military style lock signed 'L.S.A. CO 1871' beneath an ordnance acceptance stamp and a crown over 'VR' to the tail, walnut half stock, brass butt-plate with central trapdoor, brass trigger-guard, one iron barrel-band and no provision for clearing rod, some staining to metalwork and surface rust to muzzle

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HOLLAND & HOLLAND A .500 (3 1/4in.) BLACK POWDER EXPRESS ROTARY-UNDERLEVER DOUBLE HAMMER RIFLE, serial no. 7506,

Lot 944: HOLLAND & HOLLAND A .500 (3 1/4in.) BLACK POWDER EXPRESS ROTARY-UNDERLEVER DOUBLE HAMMER RIFLE, serial no. 7506,

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Description: HOLLAND & HOLLAND A .500 (3 1/4in.) BLACK POWDER EXPRESS ROTARY-UNDERLEVER DOUBLE HAMMER RIFLE, serial no. 7506, 28in. black powder only barrels with partially re-cut matted raised rib, engraved 'HOLLAND & HOLLAND. 98, NEW BOND ST. LONDON.', open sights and folding leaf sight with silver sight lines and marked for 50, 100 and 200 yards, bead fore-sight, treble-grip action with carved percussion fences, Jones patent rotary-underlever, rebounding back-action locks with dolphin hammers, border, bouquet and scroll engraving, the action bar engraved 'CHARGE 5 DRAMS SOLID. N A CASE 3 INCHES', brushed bright finish, 14 1/4in. figured pistolgrip stock with cheekpiece, insert repair to rear of lockplates, horn pistolgrip-cap, sling swivels, and buttplate, fore-end with grip-catch release, weight 8lb. 14oz., in a Napier fleece lined take-down slip Provenance: The makers have kindly informed us that this rifle was completed as a .500 with rebounding back-action locks for a Mr. N. Arkwright. The completion date in the ledger is indistinct.

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W.R. PAPE A 10-BORE (2 5/8IN.) ROTARY-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 1000,

Lot 945: W.R. PAPE A 10-BORE (2 5/8IN.) ROTARY-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 1000,

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Description: W.R. PAPE A 10-BORE (2 5/8IN.) ROTARY-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 1000, 32in. nitro reproved blacked bold damascus barrels, broad rib engraved 'W.R. PAPE. MAKER. NEWCASTLE ON TYNE. WINNER OF THE LONDON GUN TRIALS IN 1858 & 1859' and with acanthus scroll engraving at the breech ends, elongated top-strap, rotary-underlever, permanently-attached fore-end, non-rebounding back-action locks, fine acanthus scroll engraving, reblued finish overall, 15 1/4in. figured stock including steel buttplate, ornately bordered chequering, fore-end with some damage to edges, weight 8lb. 8oz. Provenance: The makers have kindly informed us that this shotgun was completed as a stock order in August 1865 with 32in. barrels.

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AN UNUSUAL 18-BORE (PAULY) SINGLE-BARRELLED BOLT-ACTION SHOTGUN, UNSIGNED, no visible serial number,

Lot 946: AN UNUSUAL 18-BORE (PAULY) SINGLE-BARRELLED BOLT-ACTION SHOTGUN, UNSIGNED, no visible serial number,

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Description: AN UNUSUAL 18-BORE (PAULY) SINGLE-BARRELLED BOLT-ACTION SHOTGUN, UNSIGNED, no visible serial number, circa 1825, using Pauly's patent cartridge, with twist re-browned 30 1/2in. barrel, the breech-end signed 'INVENCION, INVENTEUR', diminutive bolt-handle with hinged dust-cover, engraved end to the receiver and top-tang, walnut half-stock chequered at the wrist (broken through and repaired), iron heel-plate, sliding crescent safe behind the trigger-guard bow, florally carved fore-end tip and fitted with iron swivels

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** A SCARCE 4.25mm SEMI-AUTOMATIC VEST-PISTOL SIGNED 'LILIPUT', serial no. 7022,

Lot 947: ** A SCARCE 4.25mm SEMI-AUTOMATIC VEST-PISTOL SIGNED 'LILIPUT', serial no. 7022,

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Description: A SCARCE 4.25mm SEMI-AUTOMATIC VEST-PISTOL SIGNED 'LILIPUT', serial no. 7022, circa 1925, with blued exposed 1 3/4in. barrel, crescent fore-sight, blued slide (markings rubbed), blued frame, safety catch mounted to the left hand side, diminutive chequered black hard-rubber grips with inlaid enamelled medallions featuring the calibre and detachable magazine, the whole re-finished

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