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Rifles

Rifles are shoulder-fired firearms with a rifled barrel. They are the mainstay of the world’s military forces and are used by hunters, competition shooters, and for self defense. Rifles evolved from earlier muskets, but many still list muskets as rifles disregarding the lack of rifling in the barrel. Rifle barrels existed as far back as the 15th century, but were not popular due to the expense associated with rifling and fouling that occurred in rifled grooves.

As technology improved, rifles became more efficient. They grew in power, accuracy, and rate of fire. Lever-action rifles ruled the West and bolt-action rifles proved to be a friend to hunters and soldiers worldwide. Semi-automatic rifles changed the world and how warfare was waged and influenced the tactics that are used to this day.

Semi-automatic rifles are now some of the most popular for self defense, along with bolt actions for precision shooting and lever actions for brush hunting. The rifle is a platform that is continually evolving, growing, and changing.

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(X) German Mauser K98K 8mm Rifle
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
(X) German Mauser K98K 8mm Rifle
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$55017 Bids
U.S. inert M1892 lever action .32 W.C.F Winchester rifle
May 26, 8:00 AM AWST
U.S. inert M1892 lever action .32 W.C.F Winchester rifle
by JB Military Antiques
Est: AUD300- AUD500
AUD30016 Bids
European Mauser inert K98 rifle with sporterised stock
May 26, 8:00 AM AWST
European Mauser inert K98 rifle with sporterised stock
by JB Military Antiques
Est: AUD300- AUD500
AUD30015 Bids
1930’s U.S. inert M53 lever action 25.20 cal Winchester rifle
May 26, 8:00 AM AWST
1930’s U.S. inert M53 lever action 25.20 cal Winchester rifle
by JB Military Antiques
Est: AUD400- AUD500
AUD25013 Bids
Winchester Model 1873 .32 cal. Lever Action Rifle
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
Winchester Model 1873 .32 cal. Lever Action Rifle
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$55013 Bids
WW1 1908 South Australian marked, inert Army .303 cal rifle by Enfield, WW2 refit
May 26, 8:00 AM AWST
WW1 1908 South Australian marked, inert Army .303 cal rifle by Enfield, WW2 refit
by JB Military Antiques
Est: AUD600- AUD900
AUD25012 Bids
1960s Egyptian Army inert Hakim semi-automatic rifle
May 26, 8:00 AM AWST
1960s Egyptian Army inert Hakim semi-automatic rifle
by JB Military Antiques
Est: AUD1,200- AUD1,500
AUD18011 Bids
1897 Royal Irish Constabulary inert Lee Enfield .303 cal carbine
May 26, 8:00 AM AWST
1897 Royal Irish Constabulary inert Lee Enfield .303 cal carbine
by JB Military Antiques
Est: AUD600- AUD900
AUD30010 Bids
WW1 1904 British/Australian Army inert .303 cal rifle by Enfield, sporterised stock
May 26, 8:00 AM AWST
WW1 1904 British/Australian Army inert .303 cal rifle by Enfield, sporterised stock
by JB Military Antiques
Est: AUD300- AUD500
AUD4509 Bids
U.S. inert Mini-14 Ruger .223 cal rifle
May 26, 8:00 AM AWST
U.S. inert Mini-14 Ruger .223 cal rifle
by JB Military Antiques
Est: AUD1,000- AUD1,200
AUD1208 Bids
(X) Remington Model 1903
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
(X) Remington Model 1903
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$4008 Bids
Gwyn & Campbell Carbine Type I AKA “Union Carbine or Rifle”
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
Gwyn & Campbell Carbine Type I AKA “Union Carbine or Rifle”
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$3007 Bids
(X) German Model G43 8mm Rifle
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
(X) German Model G43 8mm Rifle
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$3507 Bids
1902 inert Australian Victorian Rifles Lee Enfield .303 cal rifle by Sparkbrook
May 26, 8:00 AM AWST
1902 inert Australian Victorian Rifles Lee Enfield .303 cal rifle by Sparkbrook
by JB Military Antiques
Est: AUD600- AUD900
AUD1406 Bids
(X) Wilhelm Brenneke Nitro Express Rifle
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
(X) Wilhelm Brenneke Nitro Express Rifle
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$3006 Bids
(X) Japanese Type-99 Arisaka Short Rifle
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
(X) Japanese Type-99 Arisaka Short Rifle
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$2256 Bids
(X) Russian Model M91/30 Mosin Nagant Rifle
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
(X) Russian Model M91/30 Mosin Nagant Rifle
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$2006 Bids
(X) Japanese Type 99 Arisaka Short Rifle
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
(X) Japanese Type 99 Arisaka Short Rifle
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$1506 Bids
(X) Smith-Corona 03-A3 1903 Rifle
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
(X) Smith-Corona 03-A3 1903 Rifle
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$2256 Bids
Pedersoli Grice 1762 .75 cal. Flintlock musket / bayonet
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
Pedersoli Grice 1762 .75 cal. Flintlock musket / bayonet
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$4006 Bids
(X) France Model Mas 36/51 7.5 French Rifle
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
(X) France Model Mas 36/51 7.5 French Rifle
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$3256 Bids
(X) Armi Italy 1860 Spencer Carbine
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
(X) Armi Italy 1860 Spencer Carbine
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$7005 Bids
(X) Yugoslavia Model 59/66 SKS 7.62 x 39mm Rifle
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
(X) Yugoslavia Model 59/66 SKS 7.62 x 39mm Rifle
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$3255 Bids
Tiger Maple Long Gun
May 31, 12:00 PM EDT
Tiger Maple Long Gun
by Cottone Auctions
Est: $500- $800
$4005 Bids

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