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FINE MODERN & VINTAGE SPORTING GUNS New Bond Street, London

18 April 2018

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FINE MODERN & VINTAGE SPORTING GUNS PUBLIC EXHIBITION

AUCTION

Sotheby’s Grosvenor Gallery 34-35 New Bond Street London W1A 2AA

Wednesday 18 April 2018 at 2pm

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Sotheby’s Grosvenor Gallery 34-35 New Bond Street London W1A 2AA


IMPORTANT NOTICES FOR BUYERS Sporting Guns, Rifles and Ammunition will not be released without the appropriate Firearm or Shotgun certificate. Overseas certificates are not valid in the U.K. Firearms will be released by appointment only. The buyer of any firearm must hold the appropriate Certificate (or ther valid authority) to acquire the firearm.

The term ‘Certificate of Unprovability’ indicates that a firearm has been examined at a Proof House and is deemed both unsuitable for proof and use. Reproof is required before any such firearm is to be used.

GUNS SOLD AS PARTS FIREARMS ACT 1968 Lots marked with a will not be delivered to purchasers without production of a valid United Kingdom Firearms Certificate or R.F.D. Permit.

Lots marked with a ✪ will not be delivered to purchasers without production of a valid United Kingdom Shotgun Certificate or R.F.D. Permit.

Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 Lots marked with a will not be delivered without the Authority of the Secretary of State under Section 5 to purchase or acquire prohibited weapons to which section 5(1)(aba) of the act applies. Overseas buyer please be aware that prohibited weapons, walking stick shotguns and other similar items are not available for Export except under special circumstances. Please speak to the specialist before bidding.

Barrels of guns sold as parts will only be made available for sleeving and measurement once rendered unserviceable, according to the Gun Barrel Proof Act of 1868 to 1978 and the Rules of Proof.

CONDITION OF FIREARMS Comment in this catalogue is restricted in general to exceptional condition and to those defects that might affect the immediate safety of a firearm in normal use. An intending buyer unable to make technical examinations and assessments is recommended to seek advice from a gunmaker or from the specialist in charge. All prospective buyers are advised to consult the lists of bore and wall-thickness measurements posted in the saleroom. Potential buyers should note that guns are stripped only where there is a strong indication of a mechanical malfunction. Stripping is not otherwise undertaken. Guns intended for use should be stripped and cleaned beforehand. Hammer guns should have their rebound mechanisms checked before use. The safety mechanisms of all guns must be tested before use.

PROOF OF FIREARMS The term ‘proof exemption certificate’ indicates that a firearm has been examined at a Proof House but not proved, as either (a) it was deemed of interest and not intended for use, or (b) ammunition was not available. In either case, the firearm must be regarded as unsafe to fire unless subsequently proved. Firearms proved for Black Powder should not be used with modern smokeless ammunition.

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Lots will be available for collection at Sotheby’s saleroom until 12 noon on the day following the auction. All uncollected lots will then be packed and returned to Gavin Gardiner Limited’s secure storage in West Sussex. Lots will be available for collection in West Sussex by prior appointment from 9am on the following working day (two days after the auction).

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FINE MODERN & VINTAGE SPORTING GUNS Lots 1-268 Wednesday 18 April 2018 at 2pm


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Lot 1 A GERMAN 9MM SINGLE SHOT FALLING BLOCK GALLERY PISTOL 11 1/2-inch octagonal barrel with adjustable rear sight and hooded fore sight, the receiver with rear loading lever and central hammer, with fine scroll engraving and retaining some original hardening colour, double set triggers, spur trigger guard, chequered walnut grips and fore-end, German black powder proof While the exact calibre is uncertain, it does perfectly chamber the .38 S&W revolver cartridge and cannot benefit from any Section 58 Antique exemption. This lot will not be available to view in London. It can be viewed by appointment at our office in West Sussex. ÂŁ1500 - 2000

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Lot 2 WEBLEY & SCOTT A .455/.476 WG ARMY MODEL REVOLVER, NO. 11719 6-inch barrel engraved by the retailer “Wilkinson Sword Co., 2 Pall Mall, London”, the frame with stirrup catch and impressed with winged bullet trademark, bird’s head grip with lanyard loop and retailer’s number 9368, chequered composition grips, chipped, retaining a little original finish overall, contemporary black powder proof, worn overall, mechanism slightly at fault This lot will not be available to view in London. It can be viewed by appointment at our office in West Sussex. £500 - 800 2

Lot 3 WEBLEY & SCOTT A NO.4 MK1* 1 1/2-INCH VERY PISTOL, NO. 53342 4-inch barrel with locking lugs, the frame with winged bullet trademark and chequered composition grips, nitro proof The No.4 Mk1 flare pistol was primarily designed for aircraft use and many were used by the RAF during World War II. This lot will not be available to view in London. It can be viewed by appointment at our office in West Sussex. £150 - 250

Lot 4 WALTHER A .25 MODEL 9 SELF-LOADING PISTOL, NO. 607302 2-inch barrel, chequered composition grips, retaining virtually all of its original finish overall, German nitro proof

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This lot will not be available to view in London. It can be viewed by appointment at our office in West Sussex. £50 - 80 4

Lot 5 ACCLES & SHELVOKE A .32 SINGLE SHOT HUMANE SLAUGHTERING PISTOL, NO. 2878 3 1/2-inch barrel fitted with its sound moderator, nitro proof; together with an Accles & Shelvoke .32 “Cash” humane slaughering pistol, no. CK73714 (2) This lot will not be available to view in London. It can be viewed by appointment at our office in West Sussex. £50 - 80

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Lot 6 A BELGIAN .410 SINGLE SHOT PISTOL, NO. 6341 8 3/4-inch barrel with 2 1/2-inch chamber, frame with side lever and central hammer, nitro proof This lot will not be available to view in London. It can be viewed by appointment at our office in West Sussex. £80 - 120

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Lot 7 SMITH & WESSON A .38 SPECIAL REVOLVER, NO. 90276, CONVERTED FOR HUMANE DISPATCH 2 1/2-inch barrel, the cylinder converted to two shot only, chequered walnut grips, nitro proof This lot will not be available to view in London. It can be viewed by appointment at our office in West Sussex. £100 - 150

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Lot 8 SMITH & WESSON A .22 SHORT FIRST MODEL “LADYSMITH” REVOLVER, NO. 1526 3-inch barrel, the miniature frame with swing-out cylinder and chequered composition grips, retaining much of its nickel-plated finish overall, nitro proof This lot will not be available to view in London. It can be viewed by appointment at our office in West Sussex. £800 - 1000 8

Lot 9 P. BERETTA A 9MM MODEL 92FS SELF-LOADING PISTOL, F00587Z 5-inch barrel, the receiver with matt finish and chequered plastic grips, Italian nitro proof This lot will not be available for viewing in London. It can be viewed by appointment at our office in West Sussex. £200 - 300

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Lot 10 COLT A .45 ACP “G. I. MATCH” MODEL 1911 SELF-LOADING PISTOL, NO. CU31947 5-inch barrel, the stainless steel frame and receiver with adjustable target sights, the slide impressed “100 Years of Service”, the frame dated 2011, chequered grips, in its maker’s plastic case with instructions, etc This lot will not be available for viewing in London. It can be viewed by appointment at our office in West Sussex. £1000 - 1200

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Lot 11 WEBLEY & SCOTT A .450 REVOLVER, NO. 5428 2 1/2-inch barrel, solid frame, the top strap engraved with the retailer’s name “Trulock & Harris, 9 Dawson Street, Dublin”, frame with loading gate and impressed with winged bullet trademark, black powder proof, mechanism defective, hammer broken This lot will not be available for viewing in London. It can be viewed by appointment at our office in West Sussex.

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Lot 12 WEBLEY & SCOTT A 1-INCH VERY PISTOL, NO. 87864 5 3/4-inch brass barrel with flared muzzle, the frame with inspection marks for 1918, smooth walnut grips, nitro proof

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This lot will not be available for viewing in London. It can be viewed by appointment at our office in West Sussex. £50 - 80

Lot 13 A GROUP OF WEBLEY PISTOL PARTS comprising: various frames, barrels, etc, some parts unfinished, in the white This lot will not be available to view in London. It can be viewed by appointment at our office in West Sussex. £100 - 200

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Lot 14 JOHN WILSON A .410 WALKING STICK GUN, NO. 638 25-inch barrel with 3-inch chamber, the muzzle with threaded cover, the leather-covered body with engraved mounts, nitro proof Please note that walking stick shotguns are classed as prohibited weapons, please check you have the appropriate authority before bidding. This lot will not be available to view in London. It can be viewed by appointment at our office in West Sussex.

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Lot 15 A CONTINENTAL .410 WALKING STICK SHOTGUN 26-inch barrel with cane covering, replacement trigger button, horn handle Please note that walking stick shotguns are classed as prohibited weapons, please check you have the appropriate authority before bidding. 15

This lot will not be available for viewing in London. It may be viewed by appointment at our office in West Sussex. £80 - 120

Lot 16 AN ITALIAN .44 REMINGTON PATTERN PERCUSSION REVOLVER, NO. A90608 8-inch octagonal barrel with loading lever, smooth walnut grips, black powder proof, two nipples removed This lot will not be available to view in London. It can be viewed by appointment at our office in West Sussex.

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Lot 17 A PAIR OF 12-BORE BREECH-LOADING BLACK POWDER CANNONS 9-inch brass barrels with screw breeches, mounted on their miniature carriages, recent nitro proof (2) This lot will not be available to view in London. It can be viewed by appointment at our office in West Sussex.

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Lot 18 A SPANISH .41 RIMFIRE DERRINGER, NO. 195 2 1/2-inch nickel-plated swing-open barrel, the frame with spur trigger and smooth grips £200 - 300

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Lot 19 MAUSER A .22 BOLT-ACTION SPORTING RIFLE, NO. 113620 25 1/2-inch barrel, ramp fore sight and adjustable tangent rear sight, the receiver with dove-tail grooves and detachable box magazine, side safety, half length highly figured stock with semi pistol grip and rubber recoil pad, 14 1/2-inch pull, 6lb. 6oz., German nitro proof £150 - 250 Lot 20 MANNLICHER SCHOENAUER A 6.5MM BOLT-ACTION STUTZEN SPORTING RIFLE, NO. 23863 17 1/2-inch barrel with ramp fore sight, rear sight with folding leaf, the receiver with bases for a telescopic sight, bolt with side safety, rotary magazine, the full length stock with pistol grip, cheekpiece and maker’s steel butt plate with trap, 14-inch pull, 6lb. 12oz., Austrian nitro proof £350 - 500 Lot 21 A .303 P14 BOLT-ACTION SERVICE RIFLE, NO. W214702 26-inch barrel, bolt with side safety, the receiver mounted with a A. J. Parker aperture rear sight, full length stock with hand guard and steel butt plate, 13 1/2-inch pull, 9lb. 9oz., nitro proof

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£150 - 250 Lot 22 WEBLEY & SCOTT A .22 “PATRIOT” MODEL FAC AIR RIFLE, NO. 854710 18 1/2-inch barrel with fore sight and adjustable rear sight, the receiver dove-tailed for a telescopic sight and with sliding safety catch, half length stock with pistol grip, cheekpiece and rubber recoil pad, 9lb. 8oz. £80 - 120

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Lot 23 R. HOFFMANN A 7.92MM BOLT-ACTION SPORTING RIFLE, NO. 13577 24-inch barrel with ramp fore sight, rear sight with folding leaf, the receiver with claw mounts and scope rings, bolt with flag safety, double set triggers, 15-inch half length stock with pistol grip and cheekpiece, including 1 1/4-inch extension, sling swivels, 7lb. 6oz., nitro proof £100 - 200 Lot 24 A MAUSER-TYPE 7X57MM BOLTACTION SPORTING RIFLE, NO. 7986 23-inch barrel with ramp fore sight and adjustable rear sight, the receiver with scroll engraving and mounted with an Oigee telescopic sight, bolt with flag safety, magazine with hinged base plate, the half length stock with pistol grip, cheekpiece and rubber recoil pad, sling swivels, 8lb. 4oz., nitro proof £200 - 300 23

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Lot 25 WINCHESTER A .243 MODEL 70 XTR BOLT-ACTION SPORTING RIFLE, NO. G1436306 21 1/2-inch barrel, the receiver mounted with a Weaver telescopic sight, bolt with side safety, the half length stock with pistol grip, cheekpiece and maker’s butt plate, sling swivels, 13 1/2-inch pull, 8lb. 14oz., nitro proof £200 - 300 Lot 26 SAUER A .375 H&H MODEL 202 BOLT-ACTION SPORTING RIFLE, NO. N15704 24-inch barrel with ramp fore sight and raised rear sight, the receiver with swing-off Apel mounts, bolt with push-button safety, detachable box magazine, the well figured stock with pistol grip, cheekpiece and rubber recoil pad, 14-inch pull, 9llb. 3oz., German nitro proof £600 - 800

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Lot 27 COGSWELL & HARRISON A .375 H&H MAGNUM BOLT-ACTION SPORTING RIFLE, NO. 64296 26-inch barrel with ramp fore sight, rear sight with folding leaves to 300, the receiver mounted with dove-tail blocks, bolt with flag safety, magazine with hinged base plate, the half length figured stock with pistol grip, cheekpiece and rubber recoil pad, 14-inch pull, 8lb. 6oz., nitro proof £500 - 700 Lot 28 ANSCHUTZ A .22 MODEL 520 SELF-LOADING RIFLE, NO. 125469 24-inch barrel with ramp fore sight and folding rear sight, the receiver mounted with a Bushnell telescopic sight, 13-inch stock with pistol grip and maker’s butt plate, 7lb. 4oz.. German nitro proof £50 - 80 Lot 29 MANNLICHER SCHOENAUER A 7X64MM MODEL M72 BOLT-ACTION SPORTING RIFLE, NO. 4366 20-inch barrel with ramp fore sight and fixed rear sight, the receiver mounted with a Nikko Sterling Diamond 2.5-10x50 telescopic sight, bolt with swing safety, double set triggers, the full length figured stock with pistol grip, cheekpiece and rubber recoil pad, 14 1/2inch pull, 8lb. 10oz., Austrian nitro proof

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£400 - 600 Lot 30 RUGER A .300 WIN MAG MODEL M77 BOLTACTION SPORTING RIFLE, NO. 783-21977 24-inch stainless steel barrel with ramp fore sight and folding leaf sight, the receiver fitted with scope rings, bolt with side safety, the half length composition stock with pistol grip and rubber recoil pad, 8lb. 4oz., French nitro proof £250 - 350

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Lot 31 J. ROBERTS & SON A FINE KEN HUNT-ENGRAVED .375 H&H MAGNUM BOLT-ACTION SPORTING RIFLE, NO. 3756 23 1/2-inch barrel with ramp fore sight, engraved short raised rib with folding leaf sights, the profusely engraved receiver mounted with a Kahles Helia CSX 1.56x42 telescopic sight in H&H pattern quick detachable mounts, recoil stud, bolt with side safety, the whole profusely engraved with acanthus scrollwork in relief against a stippled ground, the action base plate inlaid with a gold tiger’s mask and signed by the engraver “K. C. Hunt”, the grip cap with trap engraved “By Royal Appointment ERII 1998”, the half length highly figured stock with pistol grip, cheekpiece and rubber heel plate, 14-inch pull, 10lb. 14oz., nitro proof, in its full length brassbound mock crocodile case The maker confirms that the rifle was completed in 1998 and was the only rifle completed under the Queen’s Royal Warrant. The rifle appears little used. £8000 - 12000

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Lot 32 BENEDICT WINKLER AN AUSTRIAN 7X64MM BOLT-ACTION SPORTING RIFLE, NO. D14745 23 1/2-inch octagonal to round barrel with full length rib and fixed rear sight, the Mauser 98 receiver mounted with a Kahles telescopic sight in quick detachable mounts, the scope engraved with the name “D. B. MacKenzie”, bolt with flag safety, the receiver, magazine base plate and trigger guard profusely engraved with Highland thistle emblems around scenes of deer in landscapes, double set trigger and tang safety, the full length stock with pistol grip, cheekpiece and ribbed butt plate, sling swivels, 8lb. 2oz., Austrian nitro proof The rifle was built for Lt Col D.B. Mackenzie in 1945, and is engraved with Scottish motifs, designed by the owner. D.B Mackenzie was born in 1894 and saw service in both World Wars. After many overseas posts, he returned to Europe in 1945 to be placed in charge of the Displaced Persons camps and was based in Klagenfurt, Austria. Ferlach was just a few miles away, and in common with many British officers, he ordered himself a new sporting rifle to enjoy the local sport. He apparently struck up a friendship with Frau Bertha Krupp when he sought permission to fish her river, and this rifle was a result of that introduction. He became Liaison Officer to the American forces in Salzberg and enjoyed his fishing and chamois shooting, returning home to Scotland in 1947. He died in 1976. £800 - 1200

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Lot 33 MAUSER A .458 WIN MAG MODEL MO3 BOLT-ACTION SPORTING RIFLE, A TWO BARREL SET 23-inch .458 barrel with ramp fore sight and fixed rear sight, numbered SA1150, the interchangeable .300 Win Mag fluted barrel numbered SA7011, the receiver mounted with a Leica Magnus 2.416x56 telescopic sight in its quick detachable mounts, bolt with safety catch, the magazine base plate engraved with the retailer’s name “J. Roberts & Son”, the half length highly figured stock with pistol grip, cheekpiece and rubber recoil pad, 11lb., nitro proof, in its maker’s case £5000 - 7000

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Lot 34 H. M. QUACKENBUSH A .22 SHORT NO.5 MODEL COMBINATION RIFLE, NO. 1834 22-inch heavy round barrel with adjustable fore sight and fixed rear sight, the breech latch with folding aperture sight, the air cylinder impressed “H. M. Quackenbush, Herkimer, N.Y., USA Pat. Sep.20 & Oct.4.1887”, stock with crescent butt plate, 13 1/2-inch pull, 7lb. 8oz., contemporary London Special Definitive proof

Lot 35 J. PURDEY A .450 SINGLE BARREL PERCUSSION RIFLE, NO. 3867 36-inch octagonal damascus barrel, possibly re-lined, with folding leaf sights, the breech platinum lined, full length ramrod, the non-rebounding bar lock with bolted hammer with scroll engraving, set trigger, the well figured half length stock with pistol grip, cheekpiece and engraved steel butt plate, 14-inch pull, 7lb 12oz., black powder proof, partially re-finished overall, in its maker’s mahogany case

Formerly the property of Dr J.E.S. Gilbart. This example is described and shown in an article from “Guns Review”, November 1979, which explains in detail how the weapon can be used both as a .22 rimfire rifle and a low-powered air rifle. £800 - 1200

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The maker’s records confirm that the rifle was built as a single 60-bore rifle with 36-inch barrel and delivered 28 May 1844. £2000 - 3000


Lot 36 JOHN RIGBY & CO. A FINE .350 BOLT-ACTION SPORTING RIFLE, NO. 5236 24-inch barrel with raised fore sight, the short raised rib with folding leaf sights to 400 yds, the magnum Mauser receiver with square bridge and signed on the receiver ring “Rigby .350 Magnum”, bolt with flag safety, magazine with hinged base plate, recoil stud, the half length stock with pistol grip and maker’s ribbed steel butt plate with trap, sling eyes, 8lb. 8oz., nitro proof, contained in its Henry & Co. Deed Box Makers waterproof tin case The rifle appears relatively little used, and was built in 1927. £4000 - 6000

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Lot 37 LONG BRANCH A .303 NO.4 MARK 1* BOLT-ACTION SERVICE RIFLE, NO. 26L9681 25-inch two-groove barrel, the receiver with folding aperture rear sight, full length stock with barrel band, 13 1/4-inch pull, 8lb. 14oz., Italian nitro proof £200 - 300 Lot 38 MAUSER A 7.92MM K98 BOLT-ACTION SERVICE RIFLE, NO. 3689C 24-inch barrel with adjustable rear sight, the receiver with 243 maker’s code and dated 1940, bolt with flag safety, the laminated fulllength stock with hand guard, pistol grip and steel butt plate, 13-inch pull, 9lb. 6oz., nitro proof £200 - 300

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Lot 39 A SWISS 7.5MM SCHMIDT RUBIN STRAIGHT-PULL SERVICE RIFLE, NO. 328542 30 1/2-inch barrel with tangent rear sight, the receiver with straight-pull bolt with hand detachable box magazine, the full-length stock with barrel band, semi pistol grip and steel butt plate, 13-inch pull, 10lb. 2oz., nitro proof £150 - 250 Lot 40 SAKO A .338 WIN MAG MODEL M995 BOLTACTION SPORTING RIFLE, NO. 851556 22 1/2-inch barrel fitted with a muzzle brake, the receiver mounted with a Zeiss Diavari-V 1.5-6x42 telescopic sight, bolt with side safety, detachable box magazine, the half length synthetic stock with pistol grip, cheekpiece and rubber recoil pad, 13 1/2inch pull, 9lb. 4oz., nitro proof, together with a leather belt with three spare magazines £900 - 1200

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Lot 41 BSA A .22 MARTINI ACTION TAKE-DOWN SPORTING RIFLE, NO. 15935 25-inch barrel with folding fore sight and folding BSA aperture rear sight, the receiver finely engraved with scenes of rabbits and pheasants in landscapes within a border, retaining much original finish overall, 13 1/2inch figured stock with engraved steel butt plate, 5lb. 14oz., nitro proof £150 - 250 Lot 42 WINCHESTER A .44 WCF MODEL 1873 LEVER-ACTION RIFLE, NO. 403785B 24-inch round barrel with folding leaf sight, full length magazine tube, receiver with sliding dust cover, 13-inch figured stock with steel butt plate, 8lb. 11oz., contemporary London black powder proof £600 - 800 Lot 43 WINCHESTER A .22 MODEL 9422 LEVER-ACTION SPORTING RIFLE, NO. F186795 20 1/2-inch barrel with ramp fore sight and adjustable rear sight, full length magazine tube, the receiver with dove-tail grooves, 13 3/4-inch stock with maker’s butt plate, 6lb. 2oz., French nitro proof

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£100 - 200 Lot 44 WINCHESTER A .30-30 MODEL 94 LEVER-ACTION RIFLE, NO. 4375664 20-inch barrel with ramp fore sight and adjustable rear sight, full length magazine tube, the receiver with scroll decoration and retaining all of its original hardening colour, saddle ring, 13 1/2-inch stock with maker’s butt plate, 6lb. 6oz., French nitro proof £150 - 250

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Lot 45 NAVY ARMS CO. A REPRODUCTION .44-40 HENRY’S PATENT LEVER ACTION RIFLE, NO. 410 24 1/4-inch octagonal barrel with folding ladder rear sight, full length magazine tube, the brass frame with foliate scroll engraving, 13-inch stock with brass crescent butt plate, 9lb. 4oz.. nitro proof £200 - 300 Lot 46 WINCHESTER A .30-30 MODEL 94AE LEVER-ACTION SPORTING RIFLE, NO. 6064748 16-inch barrel with full length magazine tube, adjustable rear sight, the receiver with safety catch and saddle ring, 13 1/2-inch stock, chipped at the toe, 6lb. 4oz., nitro proof £150 - 250

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Lot 47 A .300 HAMMER ROOK RIFLE, NO. 41365 28-inch round barrel with flat top surface, with folding leaf sights, automatic ejector, the frame, central hammer and left-handed side lever retaining some original hardening colour, 14 1/4-inch figured stock with pistol grip, 5lb. 6oz., special definitive proof £600 - 800 Lot 48 WINCHESTER A .357 MAGNUM MODEL 94AE LEVER ACTION SPORTING RIFLE, NO. 6299485 24-inch barrel with tangent rear sight, the receiver with crossbolt safety, full length magazine tube, 13 3/4-inch stock with pistol grip and maker’s butt plate, 7lb., nitro proof £250 - 350

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Lot 49 THOMAS HORSLEY A .320 FIELD PATENT ROOK RIFLE, NO. 2895 27-inch octagonal barrel, with machined top surface, folding leaf sight and doll’s head extension, the rounded frame with scroll engraving and patent top lever and side safety, 14 1/4-inch well figured stock with pistol grip, 5lb. 11oz., special definitive proof, in its recently refurbished maker’s canvas case

Lot 50 A .300 HAMMER ROOK RIFLE, NO. 10114, OF HOLLAND & HOLLAND PATTERN 26-inch octagonal barrel with folding leaf sight to 150, the frame with central hammer and side lever, with scroll engraving and retaining faint traces of hardening colour, 14 3/4-inch figured straight hand stock with steel butt plate, 5lb. 8oz., special definitive proof

£1800 - 2200

The rifle appears to be an example of Holland & Holland’s celebrated “Five Guinea Rifle”. Although the barrel top surface is not signed, the serial number is in the correct range and the barrel underside is stamped with the HJH mark that is usually found on these rifles, as illustrated on page 81 in Colin Greenwood’s book on the subject. £600 - 800

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Lot 51 WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO. A SCARCE .297/.250 DEELEY EDGE PATENT FALLING BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE, NO. 694 25-inch octagonal barrel with folding leaf sight to 100, the frame with pushdown underlever and safety catch, 14-inch highly figured stock with semi pistol grip and steel butt plate, 5lb. 10oz., black powder proof, mechanism slightly at fault, it fires when the safety catch is released

Lot 52 BOSS & CO. A .380 SINGLE BARREL ROOK RIFLE, NO. 6684 24-inch round barrel with folding leaf sight, the machined and engraved frame with central hammer and push-forward underlever, the maker’s name signed within a raised panel, retaining much original finish overall, 14 1/4-inch highly figured stock with engraved steel butt plate, 4lb. 8oz., black powder proof

£1200 - 1500

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£1500 - 1800


Lot 53 A .380 SNIDER’S PATENT HAMMER RIFLE, NO. 21 27 1/2-inch damascus octagonal barrel with folding leaf sight, Snider’s patent breech, the breech tang, non-rebounding bar lock and hammer with scroll engraving and retaining some original hardening colour, half length stock with steel butt plate, 14-inch pull, 5lb. 8oz., black powder proof £1000 - 1500 Lot 54 I. HOLLIS & SONS A .577 SNIDER CARBINE 18-inch barrel with folding ladder rear sight, the half length stock with brass furniture, 14-inch pull, 5lb. 13oz., black powder proof £250 - 400 Lot 55 ENFIELD A .577 SNIDER SERVICE RIFLE 36-inch barrel with folding ladder rear sight and three barrel bands, breech block stamped “BSA”, the non-rebounding lock with Queen’s crown and dated 1864, the full length stock with brass furniture and ramrod, 13-inch pull, 9lb. 7oz.

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£500 - 700 Lot 56 HUSQVARNA A SWEDISH 12.17MM ROLLING BLOCK RIFLE, NO. H4891 32 1/2-inch barrel with folding leaf sight, the receiver with rolling block breech, 13 3/4inch stock with steel butt plate and sling swivels, 8lb. 3oz. £150 - 250

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Lot 57 WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO. A FINE .300 FALLING BLOCK RIFLE, NO. 1726 27-inch barrel with machined top surface, folding fore sight and ladder rear sight, patent quick detachable barrel, the frame and side lever with fine scroll engraving and retaining much original finish overall, sliding side safety, the tang mounted with a folding aperture rear sight, 14 1/4-inch well figured stock with semi pistol grip, 5lb. 4oz., special definitive proof ÂŁ3000 - 5000

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Lot 58 HOLLAND & HOLLAND A .22 SINGLE BARREL SPORTING RIFLE, NO. 21449, CONVERTED FROM A ROOK RIFLE 26-inch octagonal barrel with hooded fore sight and folding leaf sight, file-cut top surface with plugged holes where a scope rail has been fitted, automatic ejector, the frame and top lever with scroll engraving, 14 1/2-inch figured stock with pistol grip, 5lb. 8oz., nitro proof, in its maker’s black painted canvas case £800 - 1200 Lot 59 W. W. GREENER A FINE .22 “LADIES SPECIAL” MODEL MARTINI ACTION TARGET RIFLE 26-inch barrel with folding front sight, rear sight with folding leaf and tang mounted aperture rear sight, the take-down frame with fine border engraving, the maker’s name and model designation signed within shields, retaining much of its original finish overall, 14inch figured stock with ribbed butt plate, 5lb. 7oz., nitro proof £500 - 700 58

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Lot 60 BSA A .22 MARTINI ACTION SPORTING RIFLE, NO. 12119 25 1/4-inch barrel with fixed fore sight and ladder rear sight, threaded for a sound moderator, mounted with a Parker Hale 3x telescopic sight, the frame with border engraving and tang mounted peep sight, 13 1/2-inch figured stock with steel butt plate, sling eye, 6lb. 11oz., nitro proof £400 - 600 Lot 61 JOSEF HAMBRUSCH A .22/7X57MM BOXLOCK NON-EJECTOR OVER AND UNDER RIFLE, NO. 3928.58 23 5/8-inch barrels with machined rib and raised fore sight, mounted with a Kahles Helia 4 telescopic sight in quick detachable claw mounts, Kersten bolt extension, the bolstered scroll back frame and top lever engraved with hunting scenes surrounded by scrollwork, the right side with St. Hubert scene, the left side with deer and signed by the engraver, F. Just, set triggers, 14-inch highly figured stock with pistol grip, cheekpiece and rubber recoil pad, sling swivels, 7lb. 8oz., Austrian nitro proof £600 - 800

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Lot 62 JOHN RIGBY & CO. A SCARCE .470 NITRO EXPRESS SIDELOCK EJECTOR BIG GAME RIFLE, NO. 17813 28-inch chopper-lump barrels with full length file-cut rib, raised fore sight with cover and folding leaf sights to 300, doll’s head extension, the frame, locks and top lever with fine scroll engraving, the fences carved with palm leaves, retaining traces of original hardening colour, 15 1/4-inch figured stock with pistol grip, leather covered cheek pad and rubber recoil pad, fore-end wood a later replacement, sling swivels and button, 11lb. 8oz., nitro proof The maker confirms that the rifle was built circa 1918. The rifle has been in store for a good number of years. £14000 - 18000

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Lot 63 ANTON SODIA AN AUSTRIAN 7X65R BOXLOCK EJECTOR RIFLE, NO. 1664 23 3/4-inch barrels with full length machined rib, fixed rear sight and mounted with a Hensoldt telescopic sight in quick detachable claw mounts, crossbolt extension, the scroll backed frame and top lever with scroll engraving, horn trigger guard, 14 1/2-inch well figured stock with pistol grip, cheekpiece and ribbed butt plate, 8lb. 8oz., Austrian nitro proof, in its lightweight leather case

Lot 64 COGSWELL & HARRISON A SCARCE .450 NITRO EXPRESS HAMMER RIFLE, NO. 24445 23 1/2-inch chopper-lump barrels with stepped and tapered breeches, raised fore-sight, the machined short raised rib with folding leaf sights to 300, top extension, the rounded frame, hammers, rebounding back locks and rotary underlever with border engraving and retaining much of its renewed hardening colour, 14 3/4-inch well figured stock with pistol grip and rubber recoil pad, sling eyes, 13lb., nitro proof, in a canvas case with maker’s label

£2500 - 3500

The maker confirms that the rifle was built in 1906 and that the barrel length is original and was built for the Guinness Company at a cost of 30 guineas. The vendor has used the rifle extensively in Africa and is able to supply much reloading data as well as targets showing how well the rifle is regulated. £5000 - 7000

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Lot 65 PAUL PLETSERS A FINE BELGIAN 9.3X74 LOVENBERGENGRAVED BOXLOCK EJECTOR RIFLE, NO. 11 25 1/2-inch barrels with raised fore sight, short raised rib with fixed rear sight, mid extension, the frame, side plates and top lever profusely engraved in the Classical style around scenes of deer and dogs, the fences carved with leaves, the action base incorporating a shield, the trigger guard engraved with the initial “R”, the trigger plate signed by the engraver, articulated front trigger, 14 1/4-inch highly figured burr walnut stock, beaver tail fore-end, 7lb. 15oz., Belgian nitro proof, in its brassbound lightweight leather case with canvas outer cover, J Roberts & Son trade label Alain Lovenberg was born in 1950 and has practised his art in his home village of Durbey in the Belgian Ardennes since 1972. He is renowned as one of the finest engravers working today and has worked almost exclusively for Hartmann & Weiss and Lebeau-Courally. £9000 - 12000

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Please note lots 66-79 will not be available for viewing in London. They can be viewed by appointment in our offce in West Sussex.

Lot 66 KYNOCH 5 RNDS OF .700 AMMUNITION bullet 1000 grns, soft-nosed; together with a box of Westley Richards .700, 1000 grns bullet ammunition

Lot 67 COLLECTORS AMMUNITION comprising: 50 rnds .369 Purdey and 60 rnds .246 Purdey, some in original packets £200 - 250

£250 - 400

Lot 68 A QUANTITY OF .375 H&H MAGNUM AMMUNITION comprising: 80 rnds Hendershots Extreme, 300 grain Woodley Weldcore bullet; together with 39 rnds Norma, 300 grain Barnes solid; and 26 rnds Federal Fusion, 300 grain bullet £150 - 250

Lot 70 REMINGTON 80 RNDS .416 REMINGTON MAGNUM 400 GRAIN A-FRAME BULLET together with 32 rnds 7mm Remington magnum ammunition, in its maker’s cartons

Lot 71 A SMALL QUANTITY OF .470 NITRO EXPRESS AMMUNITION comprising: 10 rnds Norma African PH, Woodley metal jacket bullet; and 10 rnds Hornady, 500 grain DGX bullet £50 - 80

£80 - 120

Lot 74 A GROUP OF COLLECTORS SHOTGUN CARTRIDGES approximately 200 paper cased cartridges, of various calibres and including numerous retailers £100 - 200

Lot 72 KYNOCH A QUANTITY OF .300 H&H BELTED RIMLESS MAGNUM AMMUNITION comprising: 90 rnds .220 grain softnose, of modern manufacture; and 30 rnds 220 grain soft-nose, of vintage manufacture, in its maker’s boxes £200 - 300

Lot 75 A QUANTITY OF 12-BORE SHOTGUN CARTRIDGES comprising: 1500 R. B. Walkyier & Son “Sky High” cartridges, 1 1/16th No.6 shot paper case, in their unopened maker’s boxes, etc £100 - 200

Lot 76 ELEY A HOLLAND & HOLLAND 1 3/4INCH PUNT GUN CARTRIDGE the cartridge marked “Holland & Holland Punt Gun Cartridge 1 3/4inch, Loaded with Nobel Smokeless Powder, 24oz. AAA” £100 - 200

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Lot 69 BARNES 96 RNDS .338WIN MAGAMMUNITION 225 grain, tipped TSX bullet; together with 63 rnds of WR .338 Lapua magnum sporting ammunition; and a further 28 rnds of .338 Lapua magnum ammunition (Qty) £100 - 200

Lot 73 KYNOCH A QUANTITY OF 7X57AMMUNITION comprising: 180 rnds 173 grain softnose bullet, in their maker’s packets; together with 140 rnds of modern RWS ammunition, 162 grain Brenneke torpedo bullet £200 - 300

Lot 77 KYNOCH 34 RNDS OF 9MM RIMFIRE WALKING STICK GUN CARTRIDGES dust shot; together with 49 Eley “Almac” primed brass cases £50 - 80


Lot 78 ELEY A SMALL QUANTITY OF CARTRIDGES AND CASES OF WILDFOWLING INTEREST including 8, 10 and 4-bore

Lot 79 ICI A SMALL QUANTITY OF ENGINE STARTER CARTRIDGES of various types, in their maker’s tins

Lot 80 RELOADING ACCESSORIES comprising: two 12-bore reloading tools; and the major parts of three decapping tools (5)

Lot 81 WATSON BROS. A LEATHER DOUBLE GUN CASE with compartments for 29-inch barrels

£100 - 200

£300 - 500

Lot 83 W. PRAIN A GANNOCHY 12-BORE RAPID LOADER the leather covered aluminium frame with spring clips for 100 12bore cartridges

Lot 84 W. PRAIN A GANNOCHY 12-BORE RAPID LOADER the leather covered aluminium frame with spring clips for 100 12bore cartridges

Lot 85 A GROUP OF GUNMAKERS ACCESSORIES comprising: 4 glass oil bottles, one oil bottle signed Gallyon & Son; 2 chamber brushes; pull-through, etc

£400 - 600

£400 - 600

Lot 86 A SMALL GROUP OF GUNMAKERS ACCESSORIES comprising: 14 snap caps, various calibres; 2 turnscrews, Holland & Holland and Cogswell & Harrison; chamber brush; cartridge extractors, etc

Lot 87 A REPLACEMENT STOCK removed from a 7000 series round action ejector gun, by John Dickson & Son, the highly figured stock with an approximate length of pull of 14-inches

Lot 88 A PAIR OF LEATHER FULL LENGTH GUN SLIPS with fleece lining and straps, 51-inch overall length; together with a further leather gun slip (3)

Lot 89 A COLLECTION OF GUNMAKERS CLEANING RODS of various pattern and types, many vintage one and two-piece rosewood and ebony rods among them

£200 - 300

£200 - 300

£150 - 250

£100 - 200

£100 - 200

£100 - 200

Lot 82 ALEX HENRY A BRASSBOUND LEATHER RIFLE CASE suitable for a Henry patent falling block rifle £700 - 900

£150 - 250

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Lot 90 A LARGE MAHOGANY STEELLINED GUN CABINET of Twenty-First Century Antique type, thirteen gun capacity,, locking top compartment, 62 by 33 by 15-inches

Lot 91 JOHN DICKSON & SON A FINE LIGHTWEIGHT LEATHER GUN CASE with blocked for 29-inch barrels, the lid impressed “John Dalziel”

Lot 92 FOUR LEATHER CARTRIDGE BAGS with canvas straps, Payne Galway pattern

Lot 93 A SET OF MANUFACTURER’S GAUGES relating to the 8mm Mann.Round, in their wooden case

£150 - 250

£200 - 300

Lot 96 A GROUP OF GUNMAKERS ACCESSORIES comprising eleven turnscrews, of various pattern, together with a chamber brush (12)

Lot 97 A GROUP OF GUNMAKERS ACCESSORIES comprising nine oil bottles, some named, including Rigby, Jeffery and Purdey (9)

£150 - 180

£150 - 250

Lot 100 A GROUP OF GUNMAKERS SNAP CAPS the twenty-two snap caps including pairs by Purdey, Jeffery, Hawkesley, Westley Richards, etc (22)

Lot 101 JOHN RIGBY & CO. A BRASSBOUND BUFFALO LEATHER CARTRIDGE MAGAZINE for about 200 cases, with leather straps and dividers

£250 - 350

£700 - 1000

Lot 94 A COLLECTION OF PLUG GAUGES various sorts, together with a further group of gauges related to ammunition manufacture

Lot 95 ELEY KYNOCH SEVEN HEAD STAMP PUNCHES for 12-bore cartridges, many variations, some with sample cases £100 - 200

£100 - 200

Lot 98 JOHN RIGBY & CO. A GROUP OF GUNMAKERS ACCESSORIES comprising: named oil bottle, pair of snap caps, snapping block, three turnscrews, catalogues, gun case label, etc

Lot 99 J. PURDEY & SONS A GROUP OF GUNMAKERS ACCESSORIES comprising: named oil bottle, 12 and 20-bore snap caps, turnscrews and striker disc key, etc £150 - 250

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£120 - 180

£300 - 500


Lot 102 A BUFFALO LEATHER CARTRIDGE BAG of small size, for about 50 cartridges, of rapid load pattern

Lot 103 A MOCK CROCODILE LEATHER CARTRIDGE BAG of large size, for about 120 cases, rapid load pattern

£120 - 180

£250 - 350

Lot 104 A BALDOCK PATTERN SPEAR KNIFE the damascus saw-back blade with spear tip, 9 1/2-inches, with brass cross-piece and steel grip with serrated handle, in its leather sheath

Lot 105 AN OAK AND LEATHER GUN CASE with compartment for 31 1/2-inch barrels, label removed £200 - 300

£200 - 400

Lot 106 A BRASSBOUND MAHOGANY GUN CASE suitable for a percussion gun, with compartment for 30-inch barrels £200 - 300

Lot 110 A MAHOGANY GUN CASE with void interior £150 - 250

Lot 107 WILLIAM POWELL A BRASSBOUND MAHOGANY GUN CASE suitable for a percussion gun, with compartment 31-inch barrels

Lot 108 A BRASSBOUND MAHOGANY GUN CASE suitable for a hammer gun, with compartment blocked for 28-inch barrels, the lid signed “T. Fox”

£250 - 350

£200 - 300

Lot 111 E. M. REILLY A CANVAS GUN CASE with compartment for 30-inch barrels; together with two leather outer slip covers (3)

Lot 112 A MILITARY THREE-DRAWER SPOTTING TELESCOPE, NO. 1415 with interchangeable eye-piece and sliding sun shade, the tube impressed “Tel.Sig.MKVI OS.717.GA BB Ltd”

£150 - 250

Lot 109 A BRASSBOUND OAK GUN CASE suitable for a hammer gun, with compartment for 30-inch barrels £200 - 300

Lot 113 BOSS & CO. A CHAMBER BRUSH suitable for a 20-bore; together with two gun case labels, 16 Mount Street address (3) £120 - 180

£150 - 250

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Lot 114 STEPHEN GRANT & SONS A BRASSBOUND OAK AND LEATHER GUN CASE with compartment for 30-inch barrels

Lot 115 J. ERSKINE PATENT A 12-BORE LOADING FRAME £150 - 200

£300 - 500

Lot 116 C. B.VAUGHAN A BRASSBOUND OAK AND LEATHER CARTRIDGE MAGAZINE for about 350 cases, straps and dividers missing

Lot 117 COGSWELL & HARRISON A BRASSBOUND OAK AND LEATHER CARTRIDGE MAGAZINE for about 350 cases, dividers missing £200 - 300

£150 - 250

Lot 118 JAMES PURDEY & SON A LIGHTWEIGHT LEATHER GUN CASE with compartments for two pairs of 29-inch barrels

Lot 119 JOHN RIGBY & CO. A LEATHER GUN CASE suitable for a hammer gun, with compartment for 30-inch barrels £200 - 300

£250 - 350

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Lot 122 A GERMAN SKOPAR-B TELESCOPIC SIGHT with adjustment for elevation and focusing eyepiece

Lot 123 GERARD A TELESCOPIC SIGHT, NO. 43132 with adjustment for elevation and focusing eyepiece

£150 - 250

£150 - 250

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Lot 120 A BRADY-TYPE SINGLE GUN CASE together with two further single leather gun cases with Cogswell & Harrison and Watson Bros. labels (2)

Lot 121 VOIGHTLANDER A GERMAN SKOPAR-5 TELESCOPIC SIGHT the large diameter tube with elevation adjustment and adjustable eyepiece

£150 - 250

£150 - 250

Lot 124 ALEX MARTIN A LEATHER GUN CASE with compartment blocked for 28inch barrels; together with five modern gun slips (6)

Lot 125 BRITISH GUNMAKERS a two volume leatherbound limited edition set of the classic work, numbered 9 from an edition limited to 1000, in their slip case

£100 - 200

£200 - 300


Lot 126 THE GUN AT HOME AND ABROAD two volumes; “British Game Bird and Wildfowl” and “Big Game of Asia and North America”, London, 1912 and London, 1915 respectively £400 - 600

Lot 129 A GROUP OF BOOKS RELATING TO BIG GAME HUNTING including: “A Hunter’s Wandering in Africa”, by Selous; “Hunting in Africa”, “In Wildest Africa”, “Man Killer and Marauders”, etc (16)

Lot 127 DANIELS RURAL SPORTS two volumes, London, 1801, the leather bound volumes with many illustrated plates; together with “Supplement to Rural Sports”, their companion volume, London, 1813 (3)

Lot 128 A GROUP OF BOOKS RELATING TO AFRICAN HUNTING including: “Kill or Be Killed”, “On Safari”, “Big Game Shooting”, “Seventeen Trips through Somaliland”, etc (13)

£300 - 500

£150 - 250

Lot 130 BRITISH SPORTS AND SPORTSMEN “Big Game Hunting and Angling”, London, 1914, the leather bound volume illustrated with many plates

Lot 131 DANIELS RURAL SPORTS two volumes, London, 1801, in generally distressed condition; together with “The Shooters Guide”, London, 1816; “The Complete Angler”, Bagster, 1808; “The Shooters Companion” (4)

£200 - 300

£150 - 250

£200 - 400

Lot 132 SPORTING BY NIMROD London, 1837, the vellum-covered volume with many illustrated plates; together with ten classic volumes by Payne Gallway, etc (11)

Lot 133 A SMALL QUANTITY OF BOOKS RELATING TO GUNS AND SHOOTING including “Game Shooting”, by Robert Churchill; “The British Shotgun”, etc

£200 - 300

£30 - 50

Lot 134 WEBLEY & SCOTT A .177 MARK 1 AIR PISTOL, NO. 602 6 1/2-inch ribbed barrel, the frame with adjustable rear sight, black chequered grips, retaining virtually all of its original finish overall; together with a Healthways “Topscore 175” BB air pistol, in its maker’s box (2) £100 - 200

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Lot 135 WEBLEY & SCOTT A .177 MARK 1 MODEL AIR PISTOL, NO. 27081 7-inch barrel, the frame with patent dates to 1925, smooth walnut grips with winged bullet trademark, retaining much original finish overall £100 - 200

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Lot 136 WEBLEY & SCOTT A .177 “JUNIOR” MODEL AIR PISTOL, NO. 1900 6-inch smoothbore barrel, chequered composition grips; together with another similar example, no. 015; and “The Briton” .177 air pistol; and three Diana type air pistols with push-in barrels (6) £100 - 200

Lot 137 WEBLEY & SCOTT A FINE .177 MK I MODEL AIR PISTOL, NO. 26314 7-inch barrel, the frame impressed with patent dates, safety catch, smooth walnut grips with Webley medallion, the backstrap impressed with the retailer’s stamp “W. R. Pape, Newcastle”, retaining much original finish overall

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£100 - 150

Lot 138 WEBLEY & SCOTT A .177 “SENIOR” MODEL AIR PISTOL, NO. S18514, PRE-WAR MODEL 6 1/2-inch barrel, receiver with stirrup catch and impressed patent dates, chequered brown composition grip, smooth panel, retaining much original finish overall

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£100 - 200

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Lot 139 WEBLEY & SCOTT A FINE .22 SERVICE AIR RIFLE MK II, NO. S10503 25 1/2-inch barrel with matching number, the barrel housing with adjustable rear sight, the receiver with impressed patent dates, with screw breech and folding aperture sight, 14 3/4-inch figured stock with pistol grip and ribbed butt plate, 6lb. 14oz., retaining most of its original finish and contained in its original maker’s cardboard box £500 - 700

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Lot 140 WEBLEY & SCOTT A .177 BARREL FOR A MK II SERVICE AIR RIFLE 25 1/2-inches, un-numbered, of original Pre-War production £100 - 200

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Lot 141 A SCARCE .230 MORRIS TUBE, NO. 35172 for a .577/.450 Martini Henry service rifle, the 34-inch part rifled tube with sliding breech extractor and muzzle adaptor £100 - 200

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Lot 142 BLASER A .300 WIN MAG BARREL, NO. R/127656 for the R8 model, the 25 1/2-inch fluted barrel threaded at the muzzle for a sound moderator, together with its associated magazine insert, new and unused £400 - 600

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Lot 143 REMINGTON A 12-BORE MODEL 870 SHOTGUN BARREL the 28-inch barrel with 3-inch Magnum chamber and true cylinder boring, new and unused, in its maker’s carton; together with a similar example (2)

✪ £100 - 200

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Lot 144 JOSEPH MANTON THE ACTION, STOCK AND FORE-END ONLY OF A 20-BORE HAMMER GUN, NO. 8225, CONVERTED FROM PERCUSSION the frame, non-rebounding bar locks, hammers and rotary underlever with border and scroll engraving and retaining some original hardening colour, 14 1/4-inch figured stock with steel butt plate The gun was likely built circa 1818 as a patent pellet lock gun and was subsequently converted by W R Barratt of Burton-on-Trent using a typical shoe-lump conversion.

✪ £500 - 800

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Lot 145 HOLLAND & HOLLAND THE ACTION, STOCK AND FORE-END ONLY OF A 12-BORE BACKLOCK NON-EJECTOR GUN, NO. 7737 the Scott patent action, backlocks and top lever with fine scroll engraving around detailed scenes of game birds in landscapes, 14 3/4-inch well figured stock with ribbed butt plate

✪ £500 - 800

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Lot 145A THE ACTION, STOCK AND FORE-END ONLY OF A 28-BORE HAMMER GUN, NO. 589 the rounded frame, rebounding backlocks, hammers and rotary underlever with scroll engraving, maker’s name removed from the lock plates, 14 1/4-inch well figured stock with steel butt plate

✪ £300 - 500

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Lot 146 JOHN WILKES THE ACTION, STOCK AND FORE-END ONLY OF A 20-BORE BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 9114 the frame and top lever with fine scroll engraving, the maker’s name signed within a scrolling banner, 13 3/4-inch figured stock

✪ £100 - 200

Lot 146A J. PURDEY & SONS THE ACTION, STOCK AND FORE-END ONLY OF A 20-BORE BARIN-WOOD TOP LEVER HAMMER GUN, NO. 10221 the frame, rebounding bar locks, hammers and top lever with bouquet and scroll engraving, 14-inch figured stock with let-in replacement comb

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✪ £800 - 1200

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Lot 147 WILLIAM EVANS A PAIR OF 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS, NOS. 13408/9 28 1/4-inch barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about improved cylinder and 1/4, and true cylinder and improved cylinder borings respectively, doll’s head extensions, the frames, locks and gold numbered top levers with foliate scroll engraving, the maker’s name signed within a banner and retaining traces of original hardening colour, 15 1/4-inch highly figured stocks including 1-inch extensions, 6lb. 8oz., nitro proof, in their maker’s leather case

✪ £5000 - 7000

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Lot 148 STEPHEN GRANT & SONS A PAIR OF 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS, NOS. 7311/2 28-inch replacement barrels by the maker with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about 1/2 and 3/4 choke borings, the frames, locks and top levers with scroll engraving, 16 1/2-inch well figured replacement stocks, 7lb. 6oz., nitro proof, in their maker’s brassbound oak and leather case

✪ £7000 - 9000

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Lot 149 A. A. BROWN & SONS A FINE PAIR OF 12-BORE “SUPREME DELUXE” SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS, NOS. 79715/6 28-inch chopper-lump barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about 1/4 choke borings, engraved breeches, the frames, locks and gold-numbered top levers with fine bouquet and scroll engraving, the makers’ name signed within a scrolling banner, gold lined cocking indicators and gold washed lockwork, 15 1/4-inch highly figured stocks including 1 1/2-inch well matched extensions, cast on for the left shoulder, 6lb. 5oz., nitro proof, in their maker’s lightweight leather case

✪ £14000 - 18000

The maker confirms that the guns were completed in 1981.

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Lot 150 BOSS & CO. A PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS, NOS. 8537/8 28-inch chopper-lump barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about 5/8 choke borings, the frames, locks and gold numbered top levers with fine bouquet and scroll engraving and retaining some original hardening colour, gold lined cocking indicators and rolled edge trigger guards, 16 1/2-inch highly figured stocks including 1 3/4-inch rubber recoil pads, 6lb. 7oz., nitro re-proof, fore-end wood chipped, No.2 gun extractor leg broken, barrel wall thickness marginal in their maker’s lightweight leather case The maker confirms that the guns were built in 1937. The guns incorporate the rare full self-opening mechanism that Boss used for a very limited period between 1933 and 1937 - only fifty-six examples apparently being listed in the order ledgers.

✪ £15000 - 20000

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Lot 151 E. J. CHURCHILL A PAIR OF 12-BORE “UTILITY” MODEL BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUNS, NOS. 3237/8 25-inch barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 1/2 and 1/2 and 3/4 choke borings respectively, mid extensions, file-cut Churchill ribs, the frames and gold numbered top levers with fine bouquet and scroll engraving, the maker’s name signed within a banner, 14 1/2-inch highly figured stocks including 1-inch extensions, 6lb., nitro re-proof, in their lightweight leather “VC” motor case

Lot 152 ARMY & NAVY A PAIR OF 12-BORE BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUNS, NOS. 13385/6 No.1 gun with shortened 27 1/2-inch barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about improved cylinder borings, No.2 gun with 30-inch barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about true cylinder and full choke borings, doll’s head extensions, the frames, locks and numbered top levers with scroll engraving, retaining traces of original hardening colour, 14 1/2-inch well figured stocks with ribbed butt plates, 6lb. 6oz. and 6lb. 8oz. respectively, nitro proof, bores marked, in their maker’s brassbound oak and leather case

The maker confirms that the guns were built in 1926. The guns were owned by Colonel H. A. R. Powell, MBE and were used by his wife for many years. A letter enclosed with the guns shows that they were sold in 1983 for £3650.

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✪ £800 - 1200


Lot 153 DANIEL FRASER A FINE PAIR OF 12-BORE BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUNS, NOS. 2886/7 30-inch chopper-lump barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 3/4 choke borings, top extensions, the ribs signed by the maker and with a lightly stippled finish, the characteristically shaped frames and gold numbered top levers with fine scroll engraving, strapwork borders and retaining traces of original hardening colour, the maker’s name signed within a scrolling banner, 14 1/2-inch highly figured stocks with chequered butt plates, 6lb. 8oz., nitro re-proof, barrel wall thickness below the recommended minimum The guns are of exceptional quality, typical of this maker.

✪ £4000 - 6000

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A COLLECTION OF BEESLEY GUNS Lot 154 F. BEESLEY A PAIR OF 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS, NOS. 1741/2 29 3/4-inch chopper-lump Whitworth steel barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about improved cylinder borings, the frames, locks and gold numbered top levers with fine bouquet and scroll engraving and retaining faint traces of original hardening colour, fences carved with acanthus leaves, the maker’s name signed within a scrolling banner, 14 3/8-inch well figured stocks, 6lb. 10oz., nitro proof, in their maker’s brassbound oak and leather case The maker confirms that the guns were completed in 1901 and delivered to Mr L. Dennis on 14th October 1902.

✪ £6000 - 8000

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Lot 155 F. BEESLEY A PAIR OF 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS, NOS. 1399/1400 29 3/4-inch chopper-lump Whitworth steel barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about true cylinder borings, the frames, locks and gold numbered top levers with fine bouquet and scroll engraving, the fences carved with acanthus leaves, the maker’s name signed within a scrolling banner, 14 1/2-inch highly figured stocks, 6lb. 7oz., nitro proof, in their maker’s oak and leather case with replacement label The maker confirms that the guns were built in 1898.

✪ £6000 - 8000

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Lot 156 F. BEESLEY A PAIR OF 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS, NO. 1433/4 29 3/4-inch chopper-lump Whitworth steel barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/4 choke borings, top extensions, the frames, locks and gold numbered top levers with fine bouquet and scroll engraving and retaining some original hardening colour, the fences carved with acanthus leaves, the maker’s name signed within a scrolling banner, 14-inch highly figured stocks including rubber recoil pads, 6lb. 10oz., nitro re-proof, in their maker’s brassbound oak and leather case

✪ £8000 - 12000

The makers confirm that the guns were built in 1896.

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Lot 157 F. BEESLEY A PAIR OF 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS, NOS. 15013/4 28-inch barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about 1/4 choke borings, the frames, locks and gold numbered top levers with fine bouquet and scroll engraving and retaining some original hardening colour, the maker’s name signed within a scrolling banner, 14 1/4-inch highly figured stocks, 6lb. 4oz., nitro proof, in their maker’s brassbound oak and leather case

✪ £8000 - 12000

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Lot 158 F. BEESLEY A MAGNIFICENT PRESENTATION QUALITY 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 2837 29-inch chopper-lump barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 1/2 choke borings, Holland & Holland type self-opening mechanism, the frame, locks and top lever engraved with finely detailed prehistoric scenes within bold foliate scrollwork, the left lock engraved with a mammoth against a wooded landscape, the action base with a flying pteradactyl above a smoking volcano, the right lock engraved with a running deinonychus, gold lined cocking indicators, rolled edge trigger guard, 15 1/4-inch highly figured exhibition grade stock with Prince of Wales grip, full length semi beaver tail fore-end, 6lb. 14oz., nitro proof, in its ostrich skin covered oak and leather presentation case containing a full complement of accessories, the engraved hallmarked silver case label continuing the prehistoric theme The gun was completed in 2006 and appears virtually unused. The gun is engraved by Bill Sinclair and its construction utilises the talent of many of the finest gunmakers working in the trade today.

✪ £30000 - 40000

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Lot 159 F. BEESLEY A 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 1320 28-inch sleeved barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 1/2 choke borings, top extension, the frame, back action bar locks and top lever with border engraving, 15-inch figured stock including leather-covered recoil pad, 6lb. 10oz., nitro proof

Lot 160 F. BEESLEY A 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 2217 28-inch sleeved barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 1/2 choke borings, the frame, locks and top lever with fine bouquet and scroll engraving, 14 1/2-inch well figured stock, worn and cracked at the head, 6lb. 11oz., nitro proof

✪ £1000 - 1500

The maker confirms the gun was built in 1893.

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✪ £500 - 700

The maker confirms the gun was built in 1910.


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Lot 161 F. BEESLEY A 12-BORE BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 2154 29 3/4-inch barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about true cylinder and 3/4 choke borings, crossbolt extension, the frame and top lever with scroll engraving and retaining some original hardening colour, the maker’s name signed within a scrolling banner, 14-inch well figured stock, cracked at the hand, 6lb. 7oz., nitro proof

Lot 162 F. BEESLEY A 12-BORE BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 2622 28-inch sleeved barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 1/2 choke borings, top extension, the frame and top lever with scroll engraving, 14-inch figured stock, 6lb. 2oz., nitro proof

✪ £300 - 500

The maker confirms the gun was built in 1910.

✪ £100 - 200

The maker confirms the gun was built in 1924.

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Lot 163 J. PURDEY & SONS A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 16759 28-inch replacement barrels by the maker with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about improved cylinder borings, the frame, locks and numbered top lever with fine bouquet and scroll engraving, 15-inch well figured replacement stock including rubber recoil pad, 6lb. 12oz., nitro re-proof, in its lightweight leather case The maker confirms that the gun was built in 1899 and that the replacement barrels were built in the 1960s. The replacement stock was fitted by Jason Abbott Gunmakers.

✪ £5000 - 7000

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Lot 164 HOLLAND & HOLLAND A 12-BORE “ROYAL” MODEL SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 23369 30-inch barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about improved cylinder and 1/4 choke borings, the frame, locks and gold numbered top lever with acanthus scroll engraving, gold lined cocking indicators, rolled edge trigger guard, 15-inch well figured stock including 1 1/4-inch extension, 6lb. 10oz., nitro proof, lightweight leather case The maker confirms that the gun was built in 1903 as a single trigger gun and that it was subsequently converted to double trigger.

✪ £5000 - 8000

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Lot 165 WILLIAM POWELL & SON A 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 13973 26 1/2-inch replacement chopper-lump barrels by the maker, with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about improved cylinder and 1/2 choke borings, doll’s head extension, the frame, locks and gold numbered top lever with scroll engraving and retaining some original hardening colour, 15-inch well figured stock, 6lb. 3oz., nitro proof, right barrel wall thickness below the recommended minimum ✪ £1000 - 1500

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Lot 166 VICTOR SARASQUETA A 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 139243 28-inch chopper-lump barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/2 and full choke borings, machined rib and mid extension, the frame, locks and top lever with scroll engraving and retaining much of its original hardening colour, arcaded fences, lined cocking indicators, 14 1/4-inch well figured stock, 6lb. 14oz.. sling swivels, Spanish nitro proof ✪ £250 - 400 Lot 167 F. T. BAKER A 12-BORE BACKLOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 6265 30-inch barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 1/2 choke borings, the plain frame, backlocks and patent top lever with some scroll engraving, 14 3/4-inch figured stock, 6lb. 14oz., black powder proof, in its brassbound oak and leather double gun case The gun incorporates Needham’s patent ejector work, patent 1205 of 1874. ✪ £200 - 300

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Lot 168 MIDLAND GUN CO. A 12-BORE SINGLE TRIGGER SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 25771 30-inch Whitworth steel barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about 1/4 and full choke borings, mid extension, the frame, locks and top lever with fine bouquet and scroll engraving and retaining traces of original hardening colour, the maker’s name signed within a scrolling banner, selective single trigger, 14 1/4-inch highly figured stock with chequered butt plate, 6lb. 11oz., nitro reproof, barrel wall thickness well below the recommended minimum

✪ £700 - 900


Lot 169 ALEX MARTIN A FINE 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 6961 28-inch barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about 1/4 and full choke borings, the frame, locks and top lever with bold foliate scroll engraving and retaining virtually all of its original hardening colour, the maker’s name signed within a scrolling banner, 14 1/2-inch well figured stock, 6lb. 11oz., nitro proof, in its maker’s lightweight canvas case

✪ £3000 - 5000

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Lot 170 CHARLES LANCASTER A 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 7869 30-inch damascus barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about improved cylinder and 1/4 choke borings, the frame, back locks and top lever with fine scroll engraving and retaining traces of original hardening colour, 14 1/2-inch well figured stock including leather-covered recoil pad, 6lb. 12oz., nitro proof, top lever spring broken

Lot 171 CHARLES LANCASTER A 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 7870 with 30-inch sleeved barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 1/2 choke borings, the frame, back locks and top lever with fine scroll engraving and retaining traces of original hardening colour, 14 1/2-inch well figured stock including leather-covered recoil pad, 7lb., nitro proof

✪ £700 - 900

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✪ £500 - 700


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Lot 172 HOLLAND & HOLLAND A 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 20935 28-inch replacement barrels by the maker, with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 1/2 choke borings, the frame, locks and top lever with border engraving, the maker’s name signed within a banner, gold lined cocking indicators, 14 1/2-inch well figured crossover stock for the right shoulder and left master eye, 6lb. 8oz., nitro re-proof, brassbound leather case

Lot 173 STEPHEN GRANT & SONS A 12-BORE SIDE LEVER SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 7877 30-inch Whitworth steel barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about 1/2 choke borings, broad flat rib, the frame, locks and side lever with fine scroll engraving, fluted fences, 14 3/4-inch highly figured stock including well matched 2-inch extension and leather-covered cheek pad, 6lb. 11oz., nitro proof, bores pitted, re-jointing recommended, right barrel wall thickness below the recommended minimum

✪ £2000 - 3000

✪ £1500 - 1800

The replacement barrels were fitted by Holland & Holland during the 1960s.

The maker confirms that the gun was built in 1912 for Sir Evelyn de la Rue, Bt.

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Lot 174 BOSS & CO. A 12-BORE ASSISTED-OPENING SINGLE TRIGGER SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 4575 28-inch sleeved barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about 1/4 choke borings, the frame, locks and top lever with fine bouquet and scroll engraving, the maker’s name signed within a scrolling banner, selective single trigger, 15 1/2-inch well figured replacement stock, 6lb. 9oz., nitro proof, in its brassbound oak and leather case The maker confirms that the gun was ordered in 1897 for Major B. Randall.

✪ £3500 - 5000

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Lot 175 J. PURDEY & SONS A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 16253 29-inch Krupp steel chopper-lump barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 3/4 choke borings, the frame, locks and numbered top lever with fine scroll engraving and retaining some original hardening colour, 16-inch figured stock including 2 1/4-inch extension, smashed at the head, trigger guard broken, 6lb. 15oz., nitro re-proof

Lot 176 CHARLES LANCASTER A 12-BORE SINGLE TRIGGER BACKLOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 6237 28-inch replacement barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about improved cylinder and 1/2 choke borings, the frame, backlocks and numbered top lever with fine scroll engraving, selective single trigger, 14 1/4-inch highly figured replacement stock with semi pistol grip, 6lb. 14oz., nitro proof

The makers confirm that the gun was built in 1898 with Krupp Steel Barrels. Between July and December 1898, Purdey built 83 guns with Krupp steel barrels as supplies of Whitworth steel tubes were suspended at the time due to industrial action.

✪ £1500 - 1800

The replacement barrels were fitted in 1977 by John K. Wilson.

✪ £1500 - 2000

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Lot 177 J. PURDEY & SONS A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK NON-EJECTOR GUN, NO. 13091 30-inch chopper-lump Whitworth steel barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about improved cylinder and 1/2 choke borings, mid extension, the frame, locks and top lever with fine bouquet and scroll engraving, 14-inch figured replacement stock, 6lb. 6oz., nitro re-proof, barrel wall thickness below the recommended minimum close to the bottom rib, in its brassbound oak and leather case The maker confirms that the gun was built in 1888 for Major General Wynne. Major General Sir Arthur Singleton Wynne was born in 1846. He served in the second Anglo Afghan War and in 1885 was decorated for service in Sudan. He served in the second Boer War and was made Deputy Adjutant-General for the Natal Field Force in South Africa. He was given command of the 11th Infantry Brigade after the battle of Spion Kop. He himself was wounded during the battle of the Tugela Heights in 1900 and was given command of the Cape Colony district where he was mentioned in Dispatches. He went on to be Military Secretary and upon retirement became the Keeper of the Jewel House. He was Deputy Lieutenant of Westmoreland and died in 1936 aged 89.

✪ £2500 - 3500

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Lot 178 W. W. GREENER A SCARCE GRADE L90 SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 66260 30-inch barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 1/2 choke borings, the machined rib signed by the maker and engraved at the breeches, mid extension, the frame, locks and top lever with fine scroll engraving surrounding highly detailed game scene vignettes and retaining some original hardening colour, 14 1/2-inch well figured stock including 1/2-inch extension and chequered butt plate, 6lb. 14oz., nitro proof The maker’s records indicate that the gun was completed in 1920.

✪ £5000 - 8000

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Lot 179 CHARLES LANCASTER A 12-BORE ASSISTED-OPENING BACKLOCK NON-EJECTOR GUN, NO. 5663 28-inch replacement barrels by C. S. Rosson & Co. with 2 1/2-inch chambers, doll’s head extension, about 1/4 and 3/4 choke borings, the frame, backlocks and top lever with fine scroll engraving, 15-inch well figured replacement stock, 6lb. 10oz., nitro proof, ejector work removed

✪ £300 - 500

Lot 180 CHAS. H. COOPER A 12-BORE BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN 28-inch replacement barrels by C. H. Smith & Sons, with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about true cylinder and 3/4 choke borings, doll’s head extension, the frame and patent top lever with game scene engraving, 14-inch figured stock with ribbed butt plate, 7lb. 12oz., nitro proof

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Lot 181 T. BLAND & SON A 12-BORE “NEW REIGN” MODEL BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 18784 27-inch barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about 1/2 and 3/4 choke borings, the scrollback frame and top lever with bouquet and scroll engraving and retaining some original hardening colour, 14-inch figured stock with semi pistol grip and ebonite butt plate, 6lb. 8oz., nitro proof, bores marked and dented

✪ £200 - 300

Lot 182 ZABALA A SPANISH 12-BORE BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 30541 28-inch chopper-lump barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 3/4 choke borings, the plain frame and top lever retaining much original hardening colour, 14-inch figured stock, butt plate broken, 6lb. 8oz., Spanish nitro proof

✪ £150 - 250

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Lot 183 CHURCHILL GUNMAKERS LTD A FINE 12-BORE “REGAL” MODEL BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 8269 25-inch barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about improved cylinder borings, file-cut Churchill rib, the scroll backed frame and top lever with fine bouquet and scroll engraving and retaining virtually all of its original hardening colour, 14 1/2inch figured stock including leather-covered recoil pad, 6lb. 5oz., nitro proof, in its lightweight leather “VC” case The maker confirms that the gun was built in 1966. The gun appears virtually unused.

✪ £2000 - 3000

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Lot 184 WESTLEY RICHARDS A 12-BORE HAND DETACHABLE SINGLE TRIGGER BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 17529 28-inch barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 3/4 choke borings, machined rib and doll’s head extension, gold lined breeches and muzzle, the frame, hinged base plate and top lever profusely engraved with gold lined scrollwork surrounding scenes of ducks and game in flight, hand detachable locks, single trigger converted from the original selective type, 14-inch well figured stock, 7lb. 2oz., nitro proof, in its maker’s brassbound oak and leather case

✪ £8000 - 12000

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Lot 185 FABARM A 12-BORE “CLASSIS 12” MODEL SINGLE TRIGGER BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. T10701 28-inch monobloc barrels with 3-inch chambers, tapered bores and interchangeable choke tubes, the frame and top lever with scroll decoration, selective single trigger, 14 1/2-inch figured stock with pistol grip, beaver tail fore-end, 7lb. 2oz., Italian nitro proof, in its maker’s case with spare chokes, etc

✪ £800 - 1200

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Lot 186 W. HORTON A 12-BORE BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 2245 28-inch barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about improved cylinder borings, top extension, the bolstered scallop-back frame and top lever with rose and scroll engraving and retaining traces of original hardening colour, the maker’s name signed within a scrolling banner, 14 3/4-inch figured stock with ribbed butt plate, 6lb. 10oz., nitro proof

✪ £400 - 600

Lot 187 WEBLEY & SCOTT A 12-BORE MODEL 700 BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 125589 28-inch barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/2 and full choke borings, the frame and top lever with scroll engraving and retaining much original hardening colour, 14 1/2-inch figured stock, 6lb. 8oz., nitro proof, canvas case

✪ £700 - 900

Lot 188 A 12-BORE BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 19637 25-inch sleeved barrels with 2 12-inch chambers, about improved cylinder and 1/2 choke borings, top extension, the rib indistinctly signed “Henry, Peterborough”, the frame and top lever with scroll engraving, 14 1/4-inch well figured stock with ribbed butt plate, 6lb. 7oz., nitro proof

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✪ £100 - 200


Lot 189 W. W. GREENER A 12-BORE “G ROYAL” GRADE FACILE PRINCEPS BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 49037, BUILT FOR THE 1900 PARIS EXPOSITION 27-inch damascus barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about 1/4 and full choke borings, crossbolt extension and engraved breeches, the lined rib engraved with London and Paris addresses, ‘Winner at the London Gun Trials 1875 to 1891’, the scroll-back frame with bolstered arcaded fences and engraved with fine scrollwork surrounding scenes of dog and game in landscapes, retaining some original hardening colour, the top lever inlaid with a crown, 14 1/2inch highly figured stock including leather-covered recoil pad, 6lb. 6oz., nitro re-proof, in its maker’s brassbound leather case The maker’s records confirm that the gun was built in 1900 with 27-inch barrels and that the gun was built for the Paris Exposition of 1900.

✪ £3500 - 5000

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Lot 190 CHARLES INGRAM A 12-BORE BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. AK177 28-inch barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 1/2 choke borings, the recoloured frame and top lever with fine scroll engraving and retaining virtually all of its renewed finish, arcaded fences, 14 1/2-inch figured stock, 6lb. 3oz., nitro re-proof, in its maker’s canvas case

✪ £600 - 800

Lot 191 COGSWELL & HARRISON A 12-BORE “AVANT TOUT” MODEL BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 41687 30-inch Argus steel barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about improved cylinder and 1/2 choke borings, crossbolt extension, the frame, top lever and side plates with scroll engraving and retaining some original hardening colour, 14 1/2-inch well figured stock, 6lb. 11oz., nitro proof

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Lot 192 COGSWELL & HARRISON A 12-BORE BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 22878 28-inch sleeved barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 3/4 choke borings, crossbolt extension, the frame and top lever with scroll engraving, the maker’s name signed within a scrolling banner, 14 1/2-inch figured replacement stock, 6lb. 4oz., nitro proof

✪ £150 - 200

Lot 193 FABARM A 12-BORE XLR MODEL SELF-LOADING GUN, NO. FA029730 28-inch barrel with tapered bore and fitted with interchangeable choke tube, 3-inch chamber, machined ventilated rib, the blacked alloy receiver with dove-tail grooves, restricted magazine capacity, 14 1/2-inch synthetic stock with pistol grip and rubber recoil pad, 6lb. 15oz., Italian nitro proof, in its maker’s case with instruction booklet, etc

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Lot 194 C. & H. WESTON A 12-BORE BOXLOCK NON-EJECTOR GUN, NO. 7779 30-inch barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 3/4 choke borings, crossbolt extension, the frame and top lever with fine scroll engraving, 16-inch highly figured replacement stock, 6lb. 13oz., nitro re-proof, barrel wall thickness below the recommended minimum

✪ £500 - 700

Lot 195 W. J. JEFFERY & CO. A 12-BORE BOXLOCK NON-EJECTOR GUN, NO. 27220 30-inch barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about improved cylinder and 3/4 choke borings, crossbolt extension, the frame and top lever with border engraving, the maker’s name signed within a banner, 14 3/4-inch figured stock, 6lb. 10oz., nitro re-proof

✪ £150 - 250

Lot 196 THOS. JACKSON A 12-BORE BOXLOCK NON-EJECTOR GUN, NO. 5812 30-inch damascus barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about improved cylinder and full choke borings, machined rib and crossbolt extension, the frame and top lever retaining some hardening colour, possibly renewed, 14 1/4-inch figured stock with semi pistol grip and ribbed butt plate, pegged at the head, 7lb., nitro re-proof, right bore marked

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Lot 197 ARTHUR TURNER A 12-BORE BOXLOCK NON-EJECTOR GUN, NO. 11883 28-inch barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about true cylinder and full choke borings, the frame and top lever with border engraving and retaining much original hardening colour, 14 1/2-inch figured stock with semi pistol grip, 6lb. 6oz., nitro re-proof

✪ £250 - 350

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Lot 198 LINCOLN JEFFRIES A 12-BORE BOXLOCK NON-EJECTOR GUN, NO. 4011 30-inch barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 3/4 choke borings, crossbolt extension, the frame and top lever engraved with scenes of duck surrounded by foliate scrollwork, 14-inch figured stock with semi pistol grip and ribbed butt plate, 6lb. 10oz., nitro re-proof, bores marked

✪ £150 - 250

Lot 199 CHARLES BOSWELL A 12-BORE 3-INCH BOXLOCK NONEJECTOR LIVE PIGEON GUN, NO. 17174 30-inch barrels with 3-inch chambers, about 3/4 and full choke borings, the broad file-cut rib engraved with a pigeon at the breech, crossbolt extension, the frame and top lever with fine scroll engraving surrounding detailed scenes of duck, geese and pheasant in realistic landscapes, fluted clipped fences, 14 1/2-inch well figured stock with semi pistol grip and 1 1/2-inch extension, 7lb. 9oz., nitro re-proof

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✪ £800 - 1200

Lot 200 AYA A 10-BORE “MATADOR” MODEL BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 463441 32-inch chopper-lump barrels with 3 1/2-inch chambers, about full choke borings, machined rib, the plain frame and top lever retaining virtually all of its original hardening colour, beaver tail fore-end, 14 1/2-inch figured stock with pistol grip and maker’s butt plate, 9lb. 6oz., Spanish nitro proof

✪ £300 - 500

Lot 201 ZABALA A SPANISH 10-BORE BOXLOCK NONEJECTOR GUN, NO. 191717 32-inch chopper-lump barrels with 3 1/2-inch chambers, about 3/4 choke borings, machined rib, the blacked frame and top lever with scroll engraving, 14 1/4-inch figured stock with pistol grip and recoil pad, beaver tail fore-end, 10lb. 8oz., Spanish nitro proof

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Lot 202 C. G. EDWARDS AN 8-BORE SINGLE BARREL HAMMER GUN, NO. 2034 33 1/2-inch blacked damascus barrel with 3 1/4inch chamber, about true cylinder boring, the rounded frame, rebounding back lock, hammer and rotary underlever with scroll engraving, 14inch figured stock with steel butt plate, 8lb. 10oz., black powder proof (1868 Rules), bores marked

Lot 203 D. S. LUKE AN 8-BORE SINGLE BARREL HAMMER GUN, NO. 1118 33-inch barrel with 3 1/2-inch chamber, about 1/2 choke boring, the rounded frame, rebounding back lock, hammer and rotary underlever with scroll engraving, 14-inch figured stock with pistol grip and steel butt plate, 8lb. 4oz., nitro proof

Lot 204 D. LEONARD & SON AN 8-BORE SINGLE BARREL HAMMER GUN, NO. 833 37 1/4-inch damascus barrel with 3-inch chamber, about true cylinder boring, doll’s head extension, the frame, rebounding bar lock, hammer and rotary underlever with border engraving, 13 1/4inch figured stock with pistol grip and ribbed butt plate, 11lb. 6oz., black powder proof

£800 - 1200

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£500 - 700

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A SINGLE OWNER COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE FIREARMS Lot 205 MANTON A 22-BORE PERCUSSION GUN, NO. 3943 31 1/2-inch damascus barrels, signed on the rib “Manton, London”, full length ramrod, non-rebounding bar locks and hammers with scroll engraving, half length stock with steel furniture, 14 1/2-inch pull, refinished overall The gun appears to have been converted from flintlock to percussion. The barrels however are devoid of proof marks and have been refinished. £500 - 800 Lot 206 CHARLES OSBORNE A 12-BORE BAR-IN-WOOD PINFIRE GUN 29 3/4-inch damascus barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about true cylinder borings, the frame, non-rebounding barlocks, hammers and rotary underlever with scroll engraving, the maker’s name signed within a scrolling banner, retaining faint traces of original hardening colour, non-detachable fore-end, 14 1/4-inch well figured stock, 6lb. 10oz., black powder proof (1868 Rules), bores pitted 205

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£500 - 700 Lot 207 A SINGLE BARREL 8-BORE PERCUSSION GUN 39 1/2-inch two-stage octagonal to round damascus barrel, the bar lock, hammer and breeches engraved in relief with foliate scrollwork against a stippled ground, full length ramrod, the half length well figured stock with steel butt plate, 14-inch pull, swing swivels £700 - 1000 Lot 208 CHARLES NEPHEW & CO. AN 8-BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING RIFLE 32 1/2-inch octagonal damascus twist barrel with folding ladder sight, engraved breech with platinum plug, the lock and hammer with scroll engraving, full length ramrod, set trigger, the half length stock with steel butt plate, 14-inch pull, sling eyes, 10lb. 6oz., black powder proof £1400 - 1800

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Lot 209 A CONTINENTAL 20-BORE FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN 31 1/2-inch two-stage octagonal to round barrel, the lock with border engraving, the full length stock with ramrod and brass furniture, cheekpiece, 13 1/2-inch pull, 5lb. 9oz. £500 - 700 Lot 210 A CONTINENTAL 100-BORE PERCUSSION PLAINS RIFLE 36-inch octagonal damascus twist barrel with adjustable rear sight, gold lined breech, full length ramrod, the lock and hammer with scroll engraving, brass trigger guard and German silver furniture, the patch box engraved with a deer, half length stock, 13 1/2-inch pull, 7ln. 1oz. £700 - 1000 Lot 211 SHARP A 12-BORE FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN 33 1/2-inch damascus twist barrel signed “Sharp Maidstone”, the gold lined breech with gold plug and gold lined maker’s stamp, the signed lock with border engraving, roller to frizzen spring, full length ramrod, the half length stock with steel butt plate, broken and repaired behind the lock, 13 3/4-inch pull, 6lb. 14oz.. black powder proof

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£600 - 800 Lot 212 SWINBURN A 12-BORE PERCUSSION RIFLE 32-inch heavy octagonal barrel with folding leaf sights, full length ramrod, the bar lock and hammer with scroll engraving, the lock signed and dated 1863, the half length stock with steel furniture and patch box, 14 1/2inch pull, 9lb. 12oz., black powder proof £1200 - 1800

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Lot 213 WESTLEY RICHARDS A 10-BORE DOUBLE BARREL PERCUSSION RIFLE, NO. 7628 30-inch damascus barrels with four-groove rifling, the broad flat rib with folding platinum lined leaf and ladder sights, the breeches gold lined and with platinum plugs, the locks and bolted hammers with scroll engraving around scenes of thin-skinned game, the top strap engraved with a deer, the half length stock with steel butt plate, the patch box engraved with a lion, 14 1/4-inch pull, 10lb. 12oz., black powder proof ÂŁ3000 - 5000

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Lot 214 A PERCUSSION 6-BORE HARPOON GUN 24-inch damascus barrel, the heavy brass breech and trigger guard with plain steel hammer, the stock with rubber recoil pad, 14 1/4-inch pull, 12lb. 8oz., black powder proof, together with two harpoons £1500 - 2000 Lot 215 A .45 PERCUSSION CARBINE OF ENFIELD PATTERN 21-inch barrel with folding leaf sight and two barrel bands, plain lock and hammer, the full length stock with brass furniture and with impressed armoury number, 14-inch pull, 6lb. 14oz. £200 - 300

Lot 216 A 20-BORE FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN, NO. 10111 29 1/2-inch barrels, the breeches with gold lined plugs, the locks signed “Joseph Manton, London”, possibly spuriously, rollers to frizzen springs, the half length stock with steel furniture, 14 3/4-inch pull, 5lb. 7oz., black powder proof, heavily worn overall, in an oak case with reproduction label The overall quality of the gun is not consistent with the maker and it is likely that is has been spuriously assembled. 216

£500 - 800 Lot 217 A 12-BORE SINGLE BARREL FLINTLOCK GUN 35 3/4-inch brass barrel with gold lined breech, signed “London” on the top surface, plain lock and cock, roller to frizzen spring, full length ramrod, the half length stock with engraved steel butt plate, 13 3/4-inch pull, 6lb. £800 - 1200

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Lot 218 PAULY A SCARCE FRENCH PAULY PATENT 16-BORE SPORTING GUN, NO. 80 30-inch damascus twist barrels signed in gold “Invention Pauly Brevette a Paris”, the breeches stamped with gold lined marks of Leclerc, the hinged breech cover lifting to reveal the breeches and internal mechanism, dummy hammer cocking levers, well refinished overall, the half length stock with semi pistol grip, cheekpiece and steel butt plate, carved in low relief with a boar’s head terminal at the grip, 14-inch pull, 7lb. 4oz., French proof Samuel Johannes Pauly patented his innovative breech-loading system for a self contained cartridge in Paris in 1912. It was one of the earliest forms of central fire breech-loading and achieved limited commercial success. £2500 - 3500

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Lot 219 HOLMES A 16-BORE FLINTLOCK DOUBLE BARREL SPORTING GUN 32-inch damascus twist barrels with gold lined breeches with platinum plugs, gilt lined maker’s stamp impressed “Holmes, Liverpool”, rosewood ramrod, the locks with scroll engraving, gold lined pans and rollers to frizzen springs, engraved cocks, the half length well figured stock with cheekpiece and steel butt plate, slight cracks below the left lock, 6lb. 1oz., Birmingham black powder proof Henry Holmes, Liverpool, is recorded circa 1804 to 1837. £3000 - 5000

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Lot 220 J. BEATTIE A PERCUSSION 12-BORE DOUBLE BARREL RIFLE 26-inch damascus twist barrels with fourgroove rifling, the plain hammers and backlocks with border engraving, captive ramrod, the half length walnut stock with brass furniture, 14-inch pull, 8lb. 4oz., black powder proof £800 - 1200 Lot 221 J. BEATTIE A PERCUSSION 20-BORE DOUBLE BARREL RIFLE, NO. 2688 22-inch damascus twist barrels, rear sight with folding leaf, breeches with platinum plugs, swivel for captive ramrod (rod missing), the hammer and barlocks with scroll engraving, the half length stock with steel furniture, 14 1/4-inch pull, 6lb. 1oz., black powder proof £800 - 1200

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Lot 222 ALEX HENRY A 12-BORE TOP LEVER HAMMER GUN, NO. 27152 30-inch damascus barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about improved cylinder and 3/4 choke borings, machined rib with doll’s head extension, the rounded frame, rebounding back locks, hammers and top lever with scroll engraving and scenes of dog with game, 14 1/2-inch highly figured stock with ribbed butt plate, 6lb. 8oz., recent nitro re-proof, in its maker’s leather case

✪ £500 - 700

Lot 223 P. KNIGHT A 12-BORE TOP LEVER HAMMER GUN, NO. 3866 30-inch damascus barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about full choke borings, the rib signed “Jackson, Maker, Nottingham”, the frame, rebounding bar locks, hammers and top lever with bold foliate scrollwork and retaining traces of hardening colour, the locks signed within a scrolling banner, 14 1/4-inch figured stock with semi pistol grip, 6lb. 10oz., nitro reproof

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✪ £500 - 700


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Lot 224 HOLLAND & HOLLAND A 12-BORE HAMMER GUN, NO. 5283 28-inch damascus barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about true cylinder borings, the rounded frame, rebounding back locks, hammers and rotary underlever with scroll engraving, 14 1/4-inch highly figured stock with engraved steel butt plate, 6lb. 12oz., nitro re-proof, bores pitted

Lot 225 BOSS & CO. A 12-BORE HAMMER GUN, NO. 3253 30-inch damascus barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about true cylinder borings, the rounded frame, rebounding back locks, hammers and rotary underlever with fine scroll engraving, 14 1/2-inch well figured stock with chequered steel butt plate, 6lb. 13oz., black powder re-proof, left barrel wall thickness below the recommended minimum, fore-end retaining pin replaced, fore-end wood repaired

✪ £1000 - 1500

The maker confirms that the the gun was built in 1879.

✪ £1000 - 1500

The maker confirms that the gun was built in 1875.

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Lot 226 FRED WILLIAMS A 12-BORE TOP LEVER HAMMER GUN, NO. 95171 30-inch damascus barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, with recessed choke borings, doll’s head extension, the re-coloured frame, locks, hammers and top lever with scroll engraving, 14 1/4-inch figured stock with pistol grip and ribbed butt plate, 6lb. 10oz., nitro re-proof, bores pitted, canvas case with reproduction maker’s label ✪ £100 - 200

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Lot 227 ALEX HENRY A 20-BORE HAMMER GUN, NO. 2708, CONVERTED FROM A HAMMER RIFLE 28-inch barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 3/4 choke borings, file cut rib, the rounded frame, non-rebounding backlocks, bolted hammers and rotary underlever with fine scroll engraving and retaining faint traces of original hardening colour, the maker’s name signed within a scrolling banner, 14-inch highly figured stock with pistol grip and engraved heel and toe plates, sling eyes, 6lb. 12oz., nitro proof ✪ £1400 - 1800 Lot 228 ADAMS & CO. A 10-BORE HAMMER GUN, NO. 11141 31 3/4-inch damascus barrels with 2 5/8-inch chambers, about 3/4 choke borings, the rounded frame, rebounding backlocks, hammers and rotary underlever with border engraving and retaining some original hardening colour, 14 1/4-inch well figured stock with leather covered cheekpiece and steel butt plate, 8lb. 8oz., nitro re-proof ✪ £1200 - 1800 Lot 229 PERRINS & SON AN UNUSUAL 16-BORE TOP LEVER HAMMER GUN, NO. 3138 28-inch damascus barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about 1/2 choke borings, the frame, rebounding bar locks, dummy hammers and top lever with fine scroll engraving around scenes of dogs and game, 13 1/2-inch figured stock with engraved heel and toe plates, 5lb. 15oz., black powder proof (1868 Rules), rejointing recommended

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Although the gun has the appearance of a hammer gun, the external hammers are merely cocking levers with the pins and tumblers being internal as for a hammerless gun. ✪ £800 - 1000


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Lot 230 FLETCHER A 12-BORE BAR-IN-WOOD HAMMER GUN, NO. 2155 29 1/2-inch damascus barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about improved cylinder borings, the frame, rebounding bar locks, hammers and push-down underlever with foliate scroll engraving entwined around dogs and rabbits, linked fore-end, 15-inch well figured replacement stock and fore-end wood, 6lb. 6oz., nitro re-proof

Lot 231 J. C. & W. LORD A FINE 12-BORE HAMMER GUN, NO. 3301 32-inch damascus barrels with 3-inch chambers, about 1/2 and extra full choke borings, flat top rib with crossbolt extension, inlaid in silver “P.E. Swart.Sourabaia”, the plain frame, rebounding bar locks, hammers and top lever retaining much hardening colour, 14-inch highly figured stock with pistol grip, cheekpiece and ribbed butt plate, sling swivels, 7lb. 7oz., nitro re-proof

✪ £1400 - 1800

✪ £2000 - 3000

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Lot 232 THOMAS HORSLEY A SCARCE 14-BORE PATENT BAR-IN-WOOD HAMMER GUN, NO. 1748 30-inch damascus barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about true cylinder borings, the frame, non-rebounding bar locks, hammers and sliding top lever with fine scroll engraving and retaining traces of original hardening colour, 14 1/2-inch well figured stock including 1-inch ebonite extension, repaired under the right lock, 6lb. 14oz., black powder proof

Lot 233 THOMAS HORSLEY A 12-BORE PATENT BAR-IN-WOOD HAMMER GUN, NO. 1998 30-inch damascus barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about true cylinder borings, the plain frame, non-rebounding bar locks, hammers and pull-back top lever with border engraving, linked non-removable fore-end, 14-inch well figured stock with steel butt plate, 7lb. 6oz., black powder proof, bores pitted and dented

The maker’s records indicate that the gun was built in 1869 and it incorporates two of the classic Horsley patents, namely the self-retracting strikers and the pull-back top lever.

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The maker’s records indicate that the gun was built in 1872 and incorporates two of the classic Horsley patents, namely the self-retracting strikers and the pull-back top lever.

✪ £800 - 1200


Lot 234 LUCIANO BOSIS A FINE 20-BORE TOP LEVER HAMMER GUN, NO. 563 30-inch chopper-lump barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/2 and full choke borings, crossbolt extension, the frame, rebounding bar locks, hammers and top lever with fine bouquet and scroll engraving, signed by the engraver “Maida Martinelli”, articulated front trigger, 15inch highly figured stock, 5lb. 12oz., Italian nitro proof, in its leather case with outer cover

✪ £12000 - 18000

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Lot 235 J. PURDEY A 12-BORE TOP LEVER HAMMER GUN, NO. 9134 29 1/2-inch damascus barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about true cylinder borings, the frame, rebounding bar locks, hammers and top lever with fine scroll engraving, 14-inch highly figured stock with engraved steel butt plate, 6lb. 11oz., nitro re-proof, bores pitted

✪ £2000 - 3000

The maker confirms that the guns was built in 1874.

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Lot 236 T. HORSLEY A 12-BORE PATENT BAR-IN-WOOD HAMMER GUN, NO. 1988 30-inch damascus barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about true cylinder borings, the frame, rebounding barlocks, hammers and sliding top lever with fine scroll engraving, 14-inch highly figured stock with steel butt plate, 7lb. 2oz., black powder re-proof, bores marked and lightly pitted The gun was built in 1871 and incorporates two of the key Horsley patents, namely the selfretracting strikers and the sliding thumb lever. £✪ 1400 - 1800

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Lot 237 MORTIMER & SON A .410 SINGLE BARREL HAMMER GUN, CONVERTED FROM A ROOK RIFLE 26-inch octagonal barrel with 3-inch chamber, about 1/2 choke boring, the plain frame with central hammer and side lever, 14 1/2-inch figured stock, 4lb. 2oz., recent nitro re-proof

✪ £200 - 300

Lot 238 ROWLAND WATSON A 16-BORE BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 1804 28-inch barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about 1/4 choke borings, crossbolt extension, the frame and gold numbered top lever with scroll engraving and retaining much of its nickel-plated finish, 14 1/2-inch highly figured stock including 1/2-inch extension and ribbed butt plate, 5lb. 12oz., nitro proof, rejointing recommended, ejectors require regulation The maker confirms that the gun was built in 1901.

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✪ £600 - 800

Lot 239 LYON & LYON A 20-BORE SIDELOCK NON-EJECTOR GUN, NO. 63177 28 1/4-inch barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about true cylinder and 1/4 choke borings, crossbolt extension, the frame, back action bar locks and top lever with scroll engraving, 14-inch figured stock including 1 3/4-inch extension, 5lb. 1oz., nitro re-proof, bores marked

✪ £200 - 300

Lot 240 WATSON BROS. A 20-BORE BOXLOCK NON-EJECTOR GUN, NO. 7383 28-inch sleeved barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 1/2 choke borings, the frame and top lever with scroll engraving, the maker’s name signed within a banner, 13 3/4-inch figured stock, 5lb. 5oz., nitro proof, in its leather leg-of-mutton case The gun was sleeved and sold by Elderkin of Spalding in 1977 for £400.

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✪ £700 - 1000


Lot 241 BOSS & CO. A HIGHLY UNUSUAL 16-BORE SELFOPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 4788 30-inch barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 1/2 choke borings, the frame, locks and numbered top lever with fine bouquet and scroll engraving and retaining some renewed hardening colour, the maker’s name signed within a scrolling banner, 15-inch well figured stock (possibly a replacement), 6lb., nitro re-proof, brassbound oak and leather case with later maker’s label The maker confirms that the gun was built in 1897 to match a Purdey gun no. 14344, to make a third gun to the pair. It is highly unusual to incorporate the Purdey self-opening action, and uses a variation of the Boss ejector with limited travel to avoid the ejector giving further assistance in opening the gun. It is possibly unique, no other examples of a Boss on the Purdey action are known.

✪ £10000 - 12000

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Lot 242 A. A. BROWN & SONS A FINE 20-BORE “SUPREME DELUXE” MODEL SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 79770 25-inch chopper-lump barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 1/2 choke borings, the frame, locks and top lever engraved with Celtic strap work around highly detailed scenes of game birds in flight, the right lock with a fox and flighting duck, the left lock with grouse and bird of prey, the action base with a snipe, retaining much of its original polished and colour hardened finish, gold lined cocking indicators and gold washed lockwork, rolled edge trigger guard, 15-inch highly figured stock, 5lb. 10oz., nitro proof, lightweight leather case The maker confirms that the gun was ordered in July 1994. It was engraved by W. Marshall, an engraver based in Scotland and was completed in July 1996. The gun appears relatively little used.

✪ £12000 - 18000

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Lot 243 CHAPUIS A 20-BORE “PROGRESS” MODEL BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 57757 27 1/2-inch barrels with 3-inch chambers, fitted with interchangeable choke tubes, the scroll backed rounded frame and top lever with foliate scroll engraving surrounding scenes of game birds in flight, the action base with a pheasant and a dog, 15 1/4-inch well figured stock, 6lb. 4oz., French nitro proof, in its maker’s case with spare chokes, etc

✪ £1800 - 2200

The gun appears virtually unused.

Lot 244 CHARLES BOSWELL A 28-BORE BOXLOCK NON-EJECTOR GUN, NO. 14903 28-inch replacement barrels by Hammond Bros., with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about true cylinder and 1/2 choke borings, the frame and top lever with border engraving around scenes of dog and game birds, 14-inch well figured stock with ribbed butt plate, 5lb., nitro proof, bores pitted

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✪ £700 - 900

Lot 245 GEORGE GIBBS A 28-BORE BOXLOCK NON-EJECTOR GUN, NO. B7205 27-inch barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about improved cylinder and 3/4 choke borings, the frame and top lever with scroll engraving, 14 1/2-inch well figured stock including 1 1/4-inch extension with ribbed butt plate, 4lb. 12oz., nitro re-proof

✪ £800 - 1200

Lot 246 ARMY & NAVY C.S.L. A .410 HAMMER GUN, NO. 22533, CONVERTED FROM A ROOK RIFLE 26-inch octagonal barrel with 2 1/2-inch chamber, about true cylinder boring, the frame, central hammer and side lever with border engraving and retaining traces of original hardening colour, 14-inch stock with pistol grip, 4lb. 9oz., nitro proof

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Lot 247 A. CORDY & FILS A FINE BELGIAN COROMBELLE-ENGRAVED .410 SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 27942 27 1/2-inch barrels with 3-inch chambers, about 3/4 and full choke borings, machined rib, the rounded frame, locks and top lever with fine floral and acanthus scroll engraving and retaining all of its original bright finish, lined cocking indicators, articulated front trigger, the trigger plate signed by the engraver “L. Corombelle”, 14 1/2-inch highly figured stock, 5lb., Belgian nitro proof, in its lightweight leather case with J. Roberts & Son trade label

✪ £8000 - 12000

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Lot 248 CHARLES W. ANDREWS A 28-BORE HAMMER GUN, NO. 93/1138 28-inch damascus barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about true cylinder borings, the breech with Eley Brothers stamp no. 115, doll’s head extension, the rounded frame, rebounding backlocks, hammers and rotary underlever with border engraving and retaining much original hardening colour, 14 1/2-inch figured stock with ribbed butt plate, 5lb. 5oz., nitro re-proof The gun would at one point have been part of the Eley Kynoch Collection. The EB shield and number impressed at the breech, as well as the numbers 93/1138 all being reference to its part in the collection.

✪ £700 - 900

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Lot 249 BAIKAL A RUSSIAN SINGLE TRIGGER BOXLOCK EJECTOR OVER AND UNDER GUN, NO. E03021 28 1/2-inch monobloc barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/2 and 3/4 choke borings, machined ventilated rib, the blacked frame and top lever with scroll decoration, 14 1/2-inch figured stock with pistol grip and rubber recoil pad, 7lb. 6oz., nitro proof

✪ £80 - 120

Lot 250 BROWNING A BELGIAN 12-BORE B125 MODEL SINGLE TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR GUN, NO. 252PW21370 28-inch barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, with interchangeable choke tubes, machined ventilated rib, the frame and top lever with game scene engraving, 14 1/4-inch figured stock with pistol grip and maker’s butt plate, 7lb. 10oz., Belgian nitro proof

✪ £700 - 900

Lot 251 FABARM A 12-BORE “ELOS DELUXE” SINGLE TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR GUN, NO. E23174 30-inch monobloc barrels with 3-inch chambers, tapered bores, with interchangeable choke tubes, machined ventilated rib, the rounded frame and top lever with scroll engraving around scenes of gold game birds in flight, selective single trigger, 14 1/2-inch figured stock with pistol grip and recoil pad, 7lb. 6oz., Italian nitro proof, in its maker’s carton with spare chokes, etc

✪ £700 - 900

The gun appears new and unused.

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Lot 252 BROWNING A BELGIAN 12-BORE B4 GRADE SINGLE TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR GUN, NO. 8J3RP7266 30-inch barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 1/2 choke borings, the frame and top lever with scroll engraving surrounding scenes of game birds in flight, selective single trigger, non-automatic safety catch, 14 1/2-inch highly figured stock with pistol grip and maker’s butt plate, 7lb. 4oz., nitro proof, in its maker’s case

Lot 253 BROWNING A 12-BORE BAERTEN ENGRAVED SINGLE TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR GUN, NO. 36345S74 27 1/2-inch barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, fitted with Teague interchangeable choke tubes, machined ventilated rib, the frame and top lever engraved with realistic scenes of duck and pheasant against their natural landscapes and surrounded by foliate scrollwork, the left side signed “J. Baerten”, selective single trigger, three-piece fore-end, 14 1/4-inch highly figured stock with pistol grip, 6lb. 14oz., Belgian nitro proof, in a lightweight leather case

✪ £2500 - 3500

✪ £2000 - 3000

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Lot 254 FABARM A 12-BORE “ELOS DELUXE” MODEL SINGLE TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR GUN, NO. E22482 28 1/4-inch monobloc barrels with 3-inch chambers, tapered bores, with interchangeable tubes, machined ventilated rib, the rounded frame and top lever with scroll engraving surrounding scenes of gold game birds in flight, selective single trigger, 14 1/2-inch figured stock with pistol grip and rubber recoil pad, 7lb. 10oz., Italian nitro proof, in its maker’s carton with spare chokes, etc The gun appears new and unused. ✪ £700 - 900

Lot 255 FABARM A 12-BORE “ELOS DELUXE” MODEL SINGLE TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR GUN, NO. E22486 30-inch monobloc barrels with 3-inch chambers, tapered bores, with interchangeable choke tubes, machined ventilated rib, the rounded frame with scroll engraving around scenes of gold game birds, selective single trigger, 14 1/2-inch figured stock with pistol grip and rubber recoil pad, 7lb. 6oz., Italian nitro proof, in its maker’s carton with spare chokes, etc

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✪ £700 - 900

The gun appears new and unused. Lot 256 FABARM A 20-BORE “ELOS DELUXE” SINGLE TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR GUN, NO. E22130 30-inch monobloc barrels with 3-inch chambers, tapered bores, with interchangeable choke tubes, machined ventilated rib, the rounded frame and top lever with scroll engraving around scenes of gold game birds, selective single trigger, 14 1/2-inch figured stock with pistol grip and rubber recoil pad, 6lb. 11oz., Italian nitro proof, in its maker’s carton with spare chokes, etc

✪ £700 - 900

The gun appears new and unused.

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Lot 257 ALEX MARTIN A 12-BORE SINGLE TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR GUN, BY WIFRA ARMI, ITALY, NO. 1009 28-inch monobloc barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 1/2 choke borings, machined ventilated rib and crossbolt extension, the scroll-back frame and top lever with game scene engraving surrounded by foliate scrollwork, signed by the engraver “A. Big”, detachable trigger block, 14 1/4-inch well figured stock with Prince of Wales grip, 7lb. 6oz., Italian nitro proof, vinyl covered case ✪ £1800 - 2400


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Lot 258 BROWNING A 12-BORE SINGLE TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR GUN, NO. 75734 30-inch barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/4 choke in the bottom barrel and the top barrel with Teague interchangeable choke tube, machined ventilated rib, the frame and top lever with fine scroll engraving of C3 pattern, selective single trigger, 14 1/2-inch well figured stock with semi pistol grip and chequered butt plate, 7lb. 6oz., Belgian nitro proof, rib loose

Lot 259 PERAZZI A 12-BORE “GRAND ITALIA” SINGLE TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR GUN, NO. 104497 31 1/2-inch monobloc barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, bottom barrel with interchangeable choke tubes, the top barrel about full choke boring, machined raised ventilated rib, the plain black receiver and top lever with border decoration, 15-inch stock with pistol grip and recoil pad, comb cut down, 8lb. 6oz., Italian nitro proof, re-jointing recommended

✪ £1800 - 2400

✪ £500 - 800

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Lot 260 RIZZINI A PAIR OF 20-BORE “ARTEMIS CLASSIC” MODEL SINGLE TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR GUNS, NOS. 35119/20 30-inch monobloc barrels with 3-inch chambers, fitted with interchangeable choke tubes, machined ventilated ribs, the plain frames, side plates and gold numbered top levers retaining virtually all of their original hardening colour, selective single triggers, 15-inch well figured stocks with semi pistol grips and rubber recoil pads, 7lb., Italian nitro proof, in their maker’s case with spare chokes, etc

✪ £2500 - 3500

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Lot 261 RIZZINI A PAIR OF 12-BORE ROUND BODY SINGLE TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR GUNS, NOS. 87905/6 28-inch monobloc barrels with 3-inch chambers, fitted with interchangeable choke tubes, machined ventilated ribs, the rounded frames and gold numbered top levers with bold foliate scroll engraving, the maker’s name signed within a scrolling banner, selective single triggers, 14 1/2inch well figured stocks with semi pistol grips, 7lb. 5oz., Italian nitro proof, in their maker’s case with spare chokes

✪ £3000 - 5000

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Lot 262 DAVID MCKAY BROWN A FINE PAIR OF 12-BORE “CREATIVE ART” ENGRAVED SINGLE TRIGGER ROUND ACTION OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR GUNS, NOS. 7790/1 29-inch barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/4 choke borings, narrow file-cut ribs, the rounded frames and gold numbered top levers engraved with bold foliate scrollwork in the Scottish style, the maker’s name signed within a panel and retaining virtually all of their original bright finish, 14 3/4-inch highly figured stocks with pistol grips, No.1 gun cracked and repaired at the hand, 7lb. 2oz., nitro proof, in their lightweight leather case

✪ £35000 - 45000

The maker confirms that the guns were built in 2003.

Please note each lot is subject to a Buyer’s Premium of 25% + VAT @20%

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Lot 263 B. RIZZINI A 28-BORE ROUND BODY SINGLE TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR GUN, NO. 70754 26 1/2-inch monobloc barrels with 2 3/4inch chambers, fitted with interchangeable choke tubes, machined ventilated rib, the rounded frame and top lever with foliate scroll engraving, the action base engraved with a scene of a dog, the trigger plate signed “RI.PA”, selective single trigger, 14 3/4-inch figured stock with semi pistol grip, 5lb. 11oz., Italian nitro proof, in its maker’s case with spare chokes, etc

✪ £1000 - 1500

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Lot 264 LINCOLN A 28-BORE “PREMIER” MODEL SINGLE TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR GUN, NO. 212187, A TWO BARREL SET 30-inch monobloc barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, fitted with interchangeable choke tubes, machined ventilated rib, the additional .410 30-inch monobloc barrels with 3-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 1/2 choke borings, machined ventilated rib, the frame and top lever with scroll engraving around a gold coloured game bird, 14 1/2-inch well figured stock with pistol grip and maker’s butt plate, interchangeable 12-inch stock with pistol grip and recoil pad, 6lb., Italian nitro proof, in its maker’s case with spare chokes, etc The interchangeable .410 barrels and short stock allow for the use of the gun by a child and for it to be quickly converted back to adult specification.

✪ £600 - 800

Lot 265 P. BERETTA A 20-BORE “SILVER PIGEON” MODEL SINGLE TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR GUN, NO. M27167B 28-inch monobloc barrels with 3-inch chambers and interchangeable choke tubes, machined ventilated rib, the frame and top lever with scroll engraving, selective single trigger, 14 1/2-inch figured stock with pistol grip and rubber recoil pad, 6lb. 7oz., Italian nitro proof

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✪ £600 - 800


Lot 266 P. BERETTA A 12-BORE 687 EELL “DIAMOND PIGEON” MODEL SINGLE TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR GUN, NO. P44712B 29 1/2-inch monobloc barrels with 3-inch chambers, fitted with interchangeable choke tubes, machined ventilated rib, the frame, side plates and top lever with bouquet and scroll engraving surrounding scenes of game birds in landscapes, selective single trigger, 15-inch well figured stock with pistol grip including 3/4-inch extension, 6lb. 8oz.. Italian nitro proof, in its maker’s case with spare chokes, etc

✪ £2400 - 2800

Lot 267 LAURA BOSIS A 20-BORE SINGLE TRIGGER ROUND BODY OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR GUN, NO. 0039 29-inch monobloc barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 1/2 choke borings, filecut solid rib, the rounded frame and top lever with fine scroll engraving surrounding detailed game scenes, selective single trigger, 14 3/4-inch highly figured stock with semi pistol grip, 6lb. 5oz., Italian nitro proof, in its case with maker’s certificate dated June 2011

✪ £5000 - 8000

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Lot 268 J. WOODWARD & SONS A FINE 20-BORE OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR GUN, NO. 6733 28-inch replacement barrels by another, with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 3/4 and full choke borings, file-cut rib, the frame, locks and top lever with fine bouquet and scroll engraving and retaining traces of original hardening colour, bolstered fences, gold lined cocking indicators, 14 3/4-inch highly figured stock with Prince of Wales grip and leather-covered recoil pad, 6lb. 4oz., nitro proof, leather case

✪ £20000 - 30000

The maker confirms that the gun was built in 1924. The replacement barrels were fitted in 2012 and are of the very best quality.

Please note each lot is subject to a Buyer’s Premium of 25% + VAT @20%

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CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS FOR BUYERS 1. INTRODUCTION

3. EXAMINATION OF LOTS

5. BIDDING AT AUCTION

(a) The contractual relationship of Gavin Gardiner Limited and Sellers with prospective Buyers is governed by:(i) these Conditions of Business for Buyers;

(a) GGs knowledge of lots is partly dependent on information provided by the Seller and GG is unable to exercise exhaustive due diligence on each lot. Each lot is available for examination before sale. Bidders are responsible for carrying out examinations and research before sale to satisfy themselves over the condition of lots and accuracy of descriptions.

(a) GG has absolute discretion to refuse admission to the auction. Before sale, Bidders must complete a Registration Form and supply such information and references as GG requires. Bidders are personally liable for their bid and are jointly and severally liable with their principal, if bidding as agent (in which case GG’s prior and express consent must be obtained).

(b) All oral and/or written information provided to Bidders relating to lots, including descriptions in the catalogue, condition reports or elsewhere are statements of GG’s opinion and not representations of fact. Estimates may not be relied on as a prediction of the selling price or value of the lot and may be revised from time to time at GG’s absolute discretion.

(b) GG advises Bidders to attend the auction, but GG will endeavour to execute absentee written bids provided that they are, in GG’s opinion, received in sufficient time and in legible form.

(ii) the Conditions of Business for Sellers displayed in the saleroom and available from Gavin Gardiner Limited; (iii) Gavin Gardiner Limited’s Authenticity Guarantee; (iv) any additional notices and terms printed in the sale catalogue, in each case as amended by any saleroom notice or auctioneer's announcement. (b) As auctioneer, Gavin Gardiner Limited acts as agent for the Seller. Occasionally, Gavin Gardiner Limited may own or have a financial interest in a lot. 2. DEFINITIONS "Bidder" is any person making, attempting or considering making a bid, including Buyers; "Buyer" is the person who makes the highest bid or offer accepted by the auctioneer, including a Buyer’s principal when bidding as agent; "Seller" is the person offering a lot for sale, including their agent, or executors; “GG” means Gavin Gardiner Limited, Hardham Mill Business Park, Mill Lane, Hardham, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 1LA, company number 5703551. "Buyer’s Expenses" are any costs or expenses due to Gavin Gardiner Limited from the Buyer ; "Buyer’s Premium" is the commission payable by the Buyer on the Hammer Price at the rates set out in the Guide for Prospective Buyers; "Hammer Price" is the highest bid for the Property accepted by the auctioneer at the auction or the post auction sale price; "Purchase Price" is the Hammer Price plus applicable Buyer’s Premium and Buyer’s Expenses; "Reserve Price" (where applicable) is the minimum Hammer Price at which the Seller has agreed to sell a lot. The Buyer’s Premium, Buyer’s Expenses and Hammer Price are subject to VAT, where applicable.

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4. EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY TO BUYERS (a) GG shall refund the Purchase Price to the Buyer in circumstances where it deems that the lot is a Counterfeit, subject to the terms of GG’s Authenticity Guarantee. (b) Subject to Condition 4(a), neither GG nor the Seller :(i) is liable for any errors or omissions in any oral or written information provided to Bidders by GG, whether negligent or otherwise;

(c) When available, written and telephone bidding is offered as a free service at the Bidder’s risk and subject to GG’s other commitments; GG is therefore not liable for failure to execute such bids. Telephone bidding may be recorded. 6. IMPORT, EXPORT AND COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS GG and the Seller make no representations or warranties as to whether any lot is subject to import, export or copyright restrictions. It is the Buyer's sole responsibility to obtain any copyright clearance or any necessary import, export or other licence required by law, including licenses required by law under the 1968 Firearms Act and Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

(ii) gives any guarantee or warranty to Bidders and any implied warranties and conditions are excluded (save in so far as such obligations cannot be excluded by English law), other than the express warranties given by the Seller to the Buyer (for which the Seller is solely responsible) under the Conditions of Business for Sellers;

7. CONDUCT OF THE AUCTION

(iii) accepts responsibility to Bidders for acts or omissions (whether negligent or otherwise) by GG in connection with the conduct of auctions or for any matter relating to the sale of any lot.

(b) The auctioneer will commence and advance the bidding in such increments as (s)he considers appropriate and is entitled to place bids on the Seller’s behalf up to the Reserve Price for the lot, where applicable.

(c) Without prejudice to Condition 4(b), any claim against GG and/ or the Seller by a Bidder is limited to the Purchase Price for the relevant lot. Neither GG nor the Seller shall be liable for any indirect or consequential losses. (d) Nothing in Condition 4 shall exclude or limit the liability of GG or the Seller for death or personal injury caused by the negligent acts or omissions of GG or the Seller.

(a) The auctioneer has discretion to refuse bids, withdraw or re-offer lots for sale (including after the fall of the hammer) if (s)he believes that there may be an error or dispute, and may also take such other action as (s)he reasonably deems necessary.

(c) Subject to Condition 7(a), the contract between the Buyer and the Seller is concluded on the striking of the auctioneer's hammer. (d) Any post-auction sale of lots shall incorporate these Conditions of Business.


8. PAYMENT AND COLLECTION

9. REMEDIES FOR NON-PAYMENT

10. FAILURE TO COLLECT PURCHASES

(a) Unless otherwise agreed in advance, payment of the Purchase Price is due in pounds sterling immediately after the auction (the "Payment Date").

Without prejudice to any rights that the Seller may have, if the Buyer without prior agreement fails to make payment for the lot within 5 working days of the auction, GG may in its sole discretion exercise 1 or more of the following remedies:-

(a) If the Buyer pays the Purchase Price but does not collect the lot within 20 working days of the auction, the lot will be stored at the Buyer's expense and risk at GG’s premises or in independent storage

(b) Title in a lot will not pass to the Buyer until GG has received the Purchase Price in cleared funds. GG will generally not release a lot to a Buyer before payment. Earlier release shall not affect passing of title or the Buyer's obligation to pay the Purchase Price, as above. (c) The refusal of any licence or permit required by law, as outlined in Condition 6, shall not affect the Buyer’s obligation to pay for the lot, as per Condition 8(a). (d) The Buyer must arrange collection of lots within 10 working days of the auction. Purchased lots are at the Buyer's risk from the earlier of (i) collection or release to a nominated carrier (ii) 10 working days after the auction. Until risk passes, GG will compensate the Buyer for any loss or damage to the lot up to a maximum of the Purchase Price actually paid by the Buyer. GG’s assumption of risk is subject to the exclusions detailed in Condition 5(d) of the Conditions of Business for Sellers. (e) All packing and handling of lots is at the Buyer's risk. GG will not be liable for any acts or omissions of third party packers or shippers.

(a) store the lot at its premises or elsewhere at the Buyer’s sole risk and expense; (b) cancel the sale of the lot; (c) set off any amounts owed to the Buyer by GG against any amounts owed to GG by the Buyer for the lot; (d) reject future bids from the Buyer ; (e) charge interest at 4% per annum above NatWest Bank Base Rate from the Payment Date to the date that the Purchase Price is received in cleared funds; (f) re-sell the lot by auction or privately, with estimates and reserves at GG’s discretion, in which case the Buyer will be liable for any shortfall between the original Purchase Price and the amount achieved on re-sale, including all costs incurred in such re-sale; (g) Exercise a lien over any Buyer’s Property in GG’s possession, applying the sale proceeds to any amounts owed by the Buyer to GG. GG shall give the Buyer 14 days written notice before exercising such lien; (h) commence legal proceedings to recover the Purchase Price for the lot, plus interest and legal costs; (i) disclose the Buyer’s details to the Seller to enable the Seller to commence legal proceedings

(b) If a lot is paid for but uncollected within 6 months of the auction, following 60 days written notice to the Buyer, GG will re-sell the lot by auction or privately, with estimates and reserves at GG’s discretion. The sale proceeds, less all GG’s costs, will be forfeited unless collected by the Buyer within 2 years of the original auction. 11. DATA PROTECTION (a) GG will use information supplied by Bidders or otherwise obtained lawfully by GG for the provision of auction related services, client administration, marketing and as otherwise required by law. (b) By agreeing to these Conditions of Business, the Bidder agrees to the processing of their personal information and to the disclosure of such information to third parties world-wide for the purposes outlined in Condition 11(a) and to Sellers as per Condition 9(i). 12. MISCELLANEOUS (a) All images of lots, catalogue descriptions and all other materials produced by GG are the copyright of GG. (b) These Conditions of Business are not assignable by any Buyer without GG’s prior written consent, but are binding on Bidders' successors, assigns and representatives. (c) The materials listed in Condition 1(a) set out the entire agreement between the parties. (d) If any part of these Conditions of Business be held unenforceable, the remaining parts shall remain in full force and effect. (e) These Conditions of Business shall be interpreted in accordance with English Law, under the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts, in favour of GG.

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CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS FOR SELLERS The Conditions of Business for Sellers govern all aspects of the consignment, report, holding and sale of Property by Gavin Gardiner Limited together with Gavin Gardiner Limited’s Authenticity Guarantee and the Conditions of Business for Buyers, as printed in sale catalogues and available from Gavin Gardiner Limited upon request. Gavin Gardiner Limited act as agent for Sellers.

1. SELLER’S WARRANTIES

3. WITHDRAWAL OF PROPERTY

(a) The Seller warrants to GG and the Buyer that:-

(a) If the Seller withdraws any Property from sale after their written agreement to sell it, GG may charge the Seller 50% of the Seller’s Commission and Buyer’s Premium GG would have received had the Property sold at its mid estimate, plus all Expenses (the “Withdrawal Fee”).

Conditions of Business for Buyers and/or Sellers may be amended by additional terms printed in the sale catalogue and/or by notices posted up in the saleroom or announced by the auctioneer.

(iii) the Seller has provided all relevant information about the ownership, condition, authenticity, attribution, provenance and import/export history of the Property;

DEFINITIONS

(iv) there are no copyright or other restrictions on GG’s rights to produce and publish images of the Property.

“Seller” is the owner of the Property, their agent, executors or the person in possession of the Property (as appropriate). “GG” means Gavin Gardiner Limited, Hardham Mill Business Park, Mill Lane, Hardham, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 1LA, company number 5703551. “Seller’s Commission” is the commission Gavin Gardiner Limited charges Sellers of Property. “Expenses” are Gavin Gardiner Limited’s expenses, fees and charges relating to the Property, including legal expenses, insurance charges, illustration fees, administration fees, customs duties, shipping and packing costs, tests, searches and enquiries. “Buyer’s Premium” is the commission Gavin Gardiner Limited charges Buyers of Property. “Hammer Price” is the highest bid for the Property accepted by the auctioneer. “Reserve Price” is the minimum Hammer Price at which the Property may be sold, as agreed between the Seller and Gavin Gardiner Limited. From time to time, Gavin Gardiner Limited may agree with the Seller to offer a collection of Property for a Global Reserve Price and/or agree an auctioneer’s discretion to reduce the Reserve Price by 10% or to offer Property without a Reserve Price. “Net Sale Proceeds” are the proceeds of sale actually received by Gavin Gardiner Limited, less Seller’s Commission, Buyer’s Premium and Expenses. The Seller’s Commission, Hammer Price, Buyer’s Premium and all Expenses are subject to VAT, where applicable.

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(i) the Seller is the owner of the Property or is properly authorised to sell it; (ii) the Seller shall transfer possession and good title in the Property to the Buyer, free from any third party claims;

(b) The Seller will indemnify GG, its directors, employees, officers and Buyers of the Property against all losses and damages resulting from a breach of any of these warranties or other Conditions of Business. GG may cancel, rescind or postpone sales of Property where it reasonably believes that there has been or may be a breach of these warranties or any other Conditions of Business by the Seller. 2. SALE PREPARATION (a) GG shall have sole discretion as to how Property is described, illustrated and marketed, and the date, venue and conduct of the sale. (b) All oral or written estimates, appraisals and reports are statements of opinion only, may not be relied upon as a prediction of the sale price and may be revised from time to time by GG. (c) GG may, without obligation, consult with third party experts and carry out such other research for the Property as it deems necessary. GG may transfer possession of the Property to such third parties and shall not be responsible for the acts and omissions of such third parties. (d) GG shall have the absolute right to produce and publish images of any Property consigned for sale and will retain copyright in any such images it produces. (e) GG will charge a Buyer’s Premium on the sale of the Property at GG’s standard rates. GG reserves the right to pay out of its commissions a fee to any third party introducing Sellers or Property to it. (f) Sellers are prohibited from bidding on their own Property. If a Seller offers the Hammer Price for their Property, GG may charge the Seller the Seller’s Commission, Buyer’s Premium and Expenses relating to that Property.

(b) GG may withdraw any Property from sale without liability for any of the following reasons:- if (i) it reasonably believes that the authenticity or attribution is questionable; (ii) it reasonably believes that the Seller’s Warranties or other Conditions of Business have been breached; (iii) there is a competing ownership claim or lien over the Property; (iv) the Property does not have all licences and permits required by law, including those required under the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES); (v) the condition of the Property has deteriorated since consignment; (vi) the auction has been postponed for any reason. (c) If the Property is withdrawn for any of reasons 3(b)(ii), or (iii) the Seller shall pay the Withdrawal Fee, as per Condition 3(a). If withdrawn for any other reason, the Property shall be returned to the Seller at the Seller’s expense. 4. EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY (a) GG shall not be liable for any errors or omissions in any written or oral information provided to Sellers or for acts or omissions relating to the conduct of the auction or any other matter relating to the sale of Property, whether negligent or otherwise, subject always to Condition 4(c). (b) Without prejudice to Condition 4(a), any claim against GG shall be limited to the Net Sale Proceeds for the relevant Property. GG shall not in any circumstances be liable for any indirect or consequential losses. (c) GG’s liability to the Seller in respect of death or personal injury caused by GG’s negligent acts or omissions shall not be excluded or limited.


5. LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY

8. UNSOLD/ UNCOLLECTED PROPERTY

10. DATA PROTECTION

(a) Unless otherwise agreed in writing, GG will assume the risk of loss or damage to Property received from the Seller until:-

(a) GG will advise Sellers whether or not their Property has sold. Unsold Property may either :-

(i) risk passes to the Buyer ; or

(ii) collected by the Seller, in which case a Reduced Commission of 50% of the Seller’s Commission may be payable calculated as if the Property sold for its Reserve Price (where applicable), plus relevant Expenses.

(a) GG will use information supplied by Sellers or otherwise obtained lawfully by GG for the provision of auction related services, client administration, marketing and as otherwise required by law.

(ii) if unsold, 60 days after the sale or when released to the Seller (whichever is earlier); or (iii) 6 months after receipt of the Property by GG, if not consigned for sale. (b) GG shall charge a premium of 1.5% of:(i) the Hammer Price of the Property, if sold; (ii) the Reserve Price of the Property or as otherwise stated on the Property Receipt, if unsold; or (iii) the mid estimate, if not offered for sale (or GG’s reasonable estimate of auction value where there are no pre-sale estimates). (c) If damage or loss occurs whilst the Property is at the risk of GG, the maximum amount of GG’s liability shall be as set out in Condition 5 (b) (i)- (iii), as applicable, less Seller’s Commission and Expenses. (d) GG will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by:- (i) normal wear and tear, gradual deterioration or inherent vice or defect; (ii) errors in processing; (iii) war or radioactive contamination. 6. POST AUCTION SALES If any Property fails to sell at auction, GG shall be entitled for a period of 35 days after the auction to sell the Property privately for no less than the Reserve Price (unless otherwise agreed with the Seller) and on the terms of these Conditions of Business. 7. PAYMENT OF NET SALE PROCEEDS (a) Subject in all cases to prior receipt of cleared funds by GG and subject to rescission of the sale under Condition 9, 35 days after the sale date or 5 working days after receipt of cleared funds from the Buyer (whichever is later), GG shall send the Seller the Net Sale Proceeds in pounds sterling, less any other amounts owed by the Seller to GG.

(i) be reconsigned for sale; or

(b) If the Seller does not reconsign or collect the Property within 60 days of the auction as per Condition 8(a) (i) or (ii) above, GG shall be released from any duty of bailment and may in its sole discretion be entitled to:(i) transfer the Property to independent storage at the Seller’s expense; or (ii) re-offer the Property at auction for no less than 50% of the original Reserve Price agreed with the Seller (where applicable), and subject to the Seller’s Commission on the re-sale plus all relevant Expenses.

(b) By agreeing to these Conditions of Business, the Seller agrees to the processing of their personal information and to the disclosure of such information to third parties world-wide for the purposes outlined in Condition 10(a). 11. MISCELLANEOUS (a) If any part of these Conditions of Business be held unenforceable, the remaining parts shall remain in full force and effect. b) These Conditions of Business shall be interpreted in accordance with English Law under the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts, in favour of GG.

(c) If the Seller deposits the Property with GG for more than 1 year and neither collects or consigns it for sale, GG shall be entitled to sell such Property at a GG sale or elsewhere, with estimates and reserves at GG’s discretion, after giving the Seller 60 days written notice sent to the Seller’s last known address. 9. RESCISSION OF SALES GG may rescind the sale where it reasonably believes that the Property is Counterfeit, as defined by GG’s Guarantee of Authenticity, in which case GG shall send the Seller a notice of such rescission. The Seller agrees to return to GG the Net Sale Proceeds received from the sale of such Property together with any additional Expenses incurred by GG. GG will return the Property to the Seller upon receipt of the Net Sale Proceeds and Expenses, unless prevented from doing so for reasons beyond GG’s control.

(b) GG shall not be obliged to check the ability of Buyers to pay for Property and shall have absolute discretion whether to use any of the rights and remedies against defaulting Buyers contained in the Conditions of Business for Buyers.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR BIDDERS AND BUYERS Each auction is prepared in advance and is on public view at Sotheby’s saleroom for several days before the sale. No passes or appointments are required.

CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS All lots are offered subject to Gavin Gardiner Limited’s Conditions of Business.

ESTIMATES AND RESERVES Estimates are published as a guide only and are subject to review. The actual hammer price of a lot may be higher or lower than the range of figures given and there are no predetermined starting prices. Estimates may be subject to revision. Published estimates are exclusive of buyer’s premium and VAT. All lots are subject to reserves. The reserve price is never higher than the low pre-sale estimate.

BUYER’S PREMIUM AND VAT A buyer’s premium of 25% is applicable on the first £100,000 and then 20% on amounts above this. The buyer’s premium is subject to VAT at the current standard rate (20%). Lots are normally offered for sale under the auctioneers margin scheme and VAT is payable on the buyers premium by all buyers. Lots marked with a dagger symbol † will be offered under normal UK VAT rules and VAT will be charged on both the hammer price and the buyers premium.

Lots marked with a ‡ or Ω symbol has been imported from outside the EU to be sold at auction under temporary importation. VAT is applicable on the hammer price at the following rates: ‡ @ 5% Ω @ 20%

Standard rate VAT remains payable on the buyer’s premium by all buyers.

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PRE-SALE EXHIBITION

PAYMENT

All auctions are on public view for at least two days prior to the sale.

Payment is due in sterling immediately after the sale and before purchases can be released. Payments in person can be made in the saleroom on the day of the auction. After this payments must be made by post, card transactions in person or electronic transfer to our bank. Gavin Gardiner Ltd welcome the following methods of payment:

CONDITION REPORTS All prospective bidders are encouraged to attend the pre-sale exhibition and view the lots in person. If this is not possible, we will be pleased to provide a condition report where practical. All condition reports are provided in good faith. Buyers are reminded that it is their responsibility to satisfy themselves over the condition of lots. Please refer to Conditions of Business for further information.

BIDDING IN PERSON To bid with us you must register to obtain a bidding number. You will be asked to provide proof of identity. All lots sold will be invoiced to the name and address in which the paddle has been registered and will not be transferred to other names or addresses. If you instruct an agent to bid on your behalf, you will need to provide a letter of authority to this effect.

ABSENTEE BIDDING Gavin Gardiner Limited is pleased to execute bids on behalf of clients unable to attend the sale in person. All bids should be submitted in writing and in good time, at least 24 hours prior to the auction. Lots will be purchased as cheaply as possible (subject to other bids received, reserves and competition in the saleroom). It will be possible to arrange auction room telephone bidding, but subject always to the availability of lines and staffing. These services are offered free of charge and are subject to our Condition of Business.

ONLINE BIDDING The online bidding facility is provided by Invaluable for the convenience of our clients and is subject to Invaluable’s 5% surcharge for this service. Buyers not wishing to pay this surcharge should make every effort to attend the auction in person or to take advantage of the free Absentee Bidding service.

CREDIT/DEBIT CARD We are pleased to accept major credit cards and debit cards for payments in person (regrettably we are unable to accept American Express card payments), however because of fraud issues we are unable to accept a credit card for a payment exceeding £500. There is no limit for payments made by debit card. Remote payments will no longer be accepted and we ask that a bank transfer is made.

STERLING BANKER’S DRAFT OR BUILDING SOCIETY CHEQUE AND ELECTRONIC OR WIRE TRANSFER Drawn on a recognised UK bank or building society.

STERLING CHEQUE OR CASH Please not that we require seven days to clear sterling cheques where the amount exceeds the cheque card guarantee limit, unless special arrangements have been made with the auctioneer in advance of the sale (normally the presentation of a letter of guarantee from your bank). We always reserve the right to hold goods until a cheque is cleared. Cash payments will not be accepted above £6.000.

ELECTRONIC AND WIRE TRANSFERS Wire transfers can be made directly to our bank: National Westminster Bank Plc. 60 High Street Bognor Regis West Sussex PO21 1SL Sort Code: 60 03 08 Account Number : 74044397 Account Name: Gavin Gardiner Limited


Gavin Gardiner Limited Auctioneers of Modern and Vintage Sporting Guns, Rifles and Accessories

COMMISSION BID SLIP

Fax number for bids only until Monday 16 April 2018: +44(0) 1798 875 300 From Tuesday 17 April 2018: +44(0) 20 7293 5777

FINE MODERN AND VINTAGE SPORTING GUNS 18 April 2018 Please bid on my behalf for the following lot(s) up to the hammer price(s) written below, to be executed as cheaply as is permitted by other bids or reserves. I agree to be bound by the Conditions of Business applicable to this sale and agree to pay a buyer’s premium of 25% on the hammer price and any VAT or amounts in lieu of VAT which may be due on the buyer’s premium and hammer price(s). Please see Guide to Prospective Buyers in the catalogue.

LOT NO.

DESCRIPTION

BID IN £

All bids must be submitted in sterling excluding buyer’s premium and VAT. Please submit your bids as early as possible. In the event of identical bids, the earliest will take precidence. Bids should be submitted at least 24 hours before the auction. Please write clearly and check your bids carefully.

LOT NO.

DESCRIPTION

BID IN £

NAME (BLOCK LETTERS) ADDRESS (BLOCK LETTERS)

POST CODE:

TELEPHONE NUMBER:

FAX NO.

EMAIL:

DATE:

SIGNATURE:

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GUIDE FOR ABSENTEE BIDDERS

TELEPHONE BIDS

Gavin Gardiner Limited is pleased to execute bids on behalf of clients unable to attend the sale in person. Please complete the bidding slip for this purpose printed in the back of the auction catalogue. All bids should be submitted in writing and in good time, at least 24 hours prior to the auction.

It will be possible to arrange auction room telephone bidding, but subject always to the availability of lines and staffing. This service is offered free of charge and is subject to our Conditions of Business. Please give us 24 hours notice of your intention to use this service.

Please record accurately the lot numbers, brief description and the maximum hammer price that you are willing to pay for each lot. Up until Monday 16 April please send bids to +44 (0) 1798 875300 From Tuesday 17 April please send bids to +44 (0) 20 7293 5777

Please place your bids as early as possible, as in the event of identical bids being received, the earliest will take precedence. Please submit your bids at least 24 hours prior to the start of the auction. Bids placed by telephone are accepted at the caller’s risk and must be confirmed in writing either by letter or fax. We will try to purchase the lot(s) for you at the lowest price possible, and never for more than the maximum price that you indicate.

Please complete the bidding slip and clearly mark it “Telephone”. For further information please call the numbers published at the front of the auction catalogue.

“Buy” or unlimited bids will not be accepted. Bids should be placed in catalogue order.

GAVIN GARDINER LIMITED’S AUTHENTICITY GUARANTEE If Gavin Gardiner Limited sells an item of Property which is later shown to be a “Counterfeit”, subject to the terms below Gavin Gardiner Limited will rescind the sale and refund the Buyer the total amount paid by the Buyer to Gavin Gardiner Limited for that Property, up to a maximum of the Purchase Price. The Guarantee lasts for one (1) year after the date of the relevant auction, is for the benefit of the Buyer only and is non-transferable. “Counterfeit” means an item of Property that in Gavin Gardiner Limited’s reasonable opinion is an imitation created with the intent to deceive over the authorship, origin, date, age, period, culture or source, where the correct description of such matters is not included in the catalogue description for the Property. Property shall not be considered Counterfeit solely because of any damage and/or restoration and/or modification work (including, but not limited to, recolouring, refinishing or rebarreling). Please note that this Guarantee does not apply if either:(i) the catalogue description was in accordance with the generally accepted opinions of scholars and experts at the date of the sale, or the catalogue description indicated that there was a conflict of such opinions; or

(ii) the only method of establishing at the date of the sale that the item was a Counterfeit would have been by means of processes not then generally available or accepted, unreasonably expensive or impractical; or likely to have caused damage to or loss in value to the Property (in Gavin Gardiner Limited’s reasonable opinion); or (iii) there has been no material loss in value of the Property from its value had it accorded with its catalogue description. To claim under this Guarantee, the Buyer must:(i) notify Gavin Gardiner Limited in writing within one (1) month of receiving any information that causes the Buyer to question the authenticity or attribution of the Property, specifying the lot number, date of the auction at which it was purchased and the reasons why it is believed to be Counterfeit; and

Gavin Gardiner Limited has discretion to waive any of the above requirements. Gavin Gardiner Limited may require the Buyer to obtain at the Buyer's cost the reports of two independent and recognised experts in the relevant field and acceptable to Gavin Gardiner Limited. Gavin Gardiner Limited shall not be bound by any reports produced by the Buyer, and reserves the right to seek additional expert advice at its own expense. In the event Gavin Gardiner Limited decides to rescind the sale under this Guarantee, it may refund to the Buyer the reasonable costs of up to two mutually approved independent expert reports, provided always that the costs of such reports have been approved in advance and in writing by Gavin Gardiner Limited.

(ii) return the Property to Gavin Gardiner Limited in the same condition as at the date of sale and be able to transfer good title in the Property, free from any third party claims arising after the date of the sale. PHOTOGRAPHY

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Gavin Gardiner  

Fine Modern & Vintage Sporting Guns | Wednesday 18 April 2018

Gavin Gardiner  

Fine Modern & Vintage Sporting Guns | Wednesday 18 April 2018