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Antique Single Shot Rifles

Single-shot muskets were the first widespread firearm in use by military forces and hunters worldwide. These early firearms later gained rifling in the barrel and became known as rifles. Single-shot rifles were used by military forces during the matchlock and flintlock eras, then percussion, and later, metallic cartridges. Antique single shots were very simple, and this simplicity made them reliable with a long service life.

Even after the repeating rifle became more popular and widespread, antique single-shot rifles were kept in service. They were often utilized by hunters for big game in Africa, the western United States, and the northern frontier. As smaller, faster-caliber cartridges became more and more popular, companies still produced single-shot rifles for their simplicity and... Read more

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March 22, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Fairfield, ME, USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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A Maynard Single Shot Rifle Model 1873

March 24, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Sarzana (SP), Italy

€340 (starting bid)

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Two Single Shot Rifles

March 29, 2018, 9:00 AM CST
Rock Island, IL, USA

$375 (starting bid)

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Four Rifles

March 29, 2018, 9:00 AM CST
Rock Island, IL, USA

$475 (starting bid)

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