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MacFarland 8 Ga. Side by Side Percussion Shotgun

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MacFarland 8 gauge percussion side by side shotgun, manufactured circa 1860. Thick walled damascus barrels measuring 36 inches in length with a single bead. Two large thimbles beneath the barrels secure the brass tipped ramrod in place, with a worm to the one end. The 3x grained straight grip walnut checked stock with smooth fore end is secured by a single barrel key, with the butt measuring 6 inches in height, with a thickness of 2 inches. Matching hammers, with the side plates showing the name “MacFarland”, all being mostly silvered from age, showing approx. 15% of the original case color hardening. Barrels are London maker marked to the rib, with English proof marks to the barrels table, along with the choke boring marks. The barrels are very solid, with no damage, ringing true, with clean bores throughout. Stock shows sharp checkering with 99% of the high luster finish to the wood remaining. Action functions correctly, with strong springs, clean nipples, and positive ignition. (As this gun has been recently test fired with black powder). Approx. weight of 26 lbs. Very good condition overall.

Antique. No PAL Required.

$2795.00
AF-3068

Cogswell & Harrison Avant Tout Grade Side by Side

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English Cogswell and Harrison Avant Tout grade side by side shotgun. 12 ga. 2 and 3/4 inch chambers, 30 inch barrels with a single bead, extractors, and double trigger. Choked full and modified. Checkered straight grip with a 15 inch  pull. Checkered fore end with engraved cap and screw heads and escutcheons.  Serial number 217xx.  Sterling silver initial plate inlet into the stock. Action is factory engraved all the way around,  along with the head of the rib at the action. Side plates are marked “Cogswell and Harrison” in a banner, surrounded with the engraving. Blued long tang trigger guard is also engraved. The dark, rich, English walnut stock and fore end shows a beautiful grain, and in excellent condition, showing 100% of the original finish and color, with only very small mark to the left side of the stock from handling. Receiver shows approx. 20% of the original case coloring hardening over the silvered finish, with the engraving being very sharp and clear. The barrels retain 99% of the original blued finish, with the rib being marked “Cogswell And Harrison, The Avant Tout, 142 New Bond Street, and 226 Strand, London”. Hard plastic butt plate held in place by 2 engraved head screws in the white. The gun locks up very tightly with a very strong action, bores in excellent condition, and functions and fires correctly. Weight of approx. 7 lbs. Excellent condition overall.

PAL Required.

$3295.00
AF-3067

1862 Peabody Military Rifle, Canadian Militia Marked

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Model 1862 Peabody military rifle, 56-50 rimfire cal., Canadian Militia marked. Single shot falling block action with exposed hammer. 36″ barrel with all barrel bands in place, and complete with correct issue cleaning rod, which is usually missing. Straight grip with crescent steel butt plate. Left side of action is marked “Peabody’s Pat. July 22nd, 1862″. Correct sights in place with the barrel showing an original and even age finish, with 95% of the original bluing remaining. Action and lock plate retains 80% of the original case color hardening showing being bright and even. Wood is solid, showing it’s original color and finish, with the usual handling and storage marks being present to a military rifle of this age. Sling swivel below the action shows some damage. Inspectors cartouche to the left side of the stock behind the action, being sharp and legible. “CM’ (Canadian Militia mark) present to the right side of the stock just above the butt plate, also being sharp, crisp, and very legible. Bore is in excellent condition, being sharp and crisp with a mirror finish. In very good condition overall.

Antique. No PAL or registration required.

$2450.00
AF-3066

Daniel Rischer 1/2 Stock .36 Cal. Percussion Plains Rifle

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Daniel Rischer 1/2 Stock .36 Cal. Percussion Plains Rifle. Daniel Rischer was one of the earliest settlers in the Six Mile Run area, later known as Streets an Hays, Dravosburg, Southwestern Pennsylvania, who was a very well know maker of higher quality flint and percussion rifles.

The rifle was manufactured circa 1831-1841, with a 32 inch octagon .36 cal. barrel, and German silver patchbox and fore end cap. Brass finger grooved trigger guard, and hooked brass crescent buttplate. Cheek piece to the stock with later diamond shaped inlaid added. Fitted with a back action Golcher lock and adjustable double set triggers. Lock is lightly engraved with a silvered finish. Rifle is complete with the original sights. The stock shows a nice even and original finish and color, with the barrel also having an even original finich with some slight age pitting in areas, as does the lock. Action requires slight adjustment. Barrel flat is maker marked with his name.

Antique. No PAL required.

$1375.00
AF-3062

James H. Johnson, Great Western Gun Works, .32 Cal. Percussion Rifle

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James Hampton Johnson, Great Western Gun Works, .32 Cal. dise lock 1/2 stock plains rifle with brass patchbox. James Hampton Johnson, originally of Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania is listed as a gunsmith by trade in the 1832 census, and manufactured rifles until 1866.

The rifle is made with a 30 inch octagon barrel, that is maker marked to the top of the flat of the barrel. Single barrel key holds the barrel in place, with a silver cap to the fore end. Brass patchbox to the stock, which is also fitted with a large hooked brass butt plate. Unmarked side lock action. Fitted with a brass trigger guard and adjustable double set triggers. Action requires some adjustment. Barrel has a nice even finish as does the lock, with some light age pitting in areas. The barrel retains a serviceable bore. Stock is in excellent condition showing all of the original finish and color. Manufactured approx. 1837 as per the design.

Antique. No PAL required.

$1295.00
AF-3061

D. Levis Coon .40 Cal. 1/2 Stock Percussion Plains rifle

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D. Levis Coon, half stock plains rifle. manufactured as a flint lock, circa 1815, and converted to percussion, circa 1850. Levis Coon was active as a gun maker in Owego, New York from 1810 to 1835. His son, D. Levis Coon Junior took over the business in 1835, and mover the company to Ithica, New York thus becoming direct competition with Remington Arms Company.

The rifle is in .40 cal, an is fitted with a heavy 32 inch octagon barrel, and is complete with the original sights. Single barrel key retains the stock in place, and is fitted with a pewter fore end cap, and check piece to the stock with a brass trigger guard and crescent butt plate. Fitted with adjustable double set triggers. The action works correctly and strongly, and the stock shows it’s original color and finish, with one minor age crack to the right side in front on the lock. Barrel is a pleasing aged brown color over all. Barrel is maker marked to the top flat, with no markings to the lightly engraved lock.

Antique. No PAL required.

$1450.00
AF-3060

Canadian Issue Snider Enfield Mk.II* 3 Band Military Rifle Dated 1860

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Canadian issue Snider Enfield  Mk. II* 3 band military rifle, .577 Snider cal. Lock dated 1860. Royal Enfield stamp over the number “1” stamped to the left side of the stock with “DC” (Dominion Of Canada) in a diamond to the right side. Walnut stock is in very nice condition showing it’s original color and finish, with some minor handling and storage marks, as to be expected. Brass butt plate, trigger guard, and fore end cap are in very good condition showing a nice even age patina finish. Barrel retains approx.  95% of it’s original finish, having turned to a nice aged grey/brown color. Action shows approx. 80% finish and is complete with the chain and nipple cover (missing the cork top). Action functions correctly and has a very strong hammer spring. Bore is also very good with strong rifling. Complete with original issue ramrod and fitted with a  reproduction white buff leather sling of the correct configuration. All in very good original condition.

Antique. No PAL required.

Sold
AF-3059

1867 British Issue Snider Enfield Mk.II** 3 Band Military Rifle

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British issue Snider Enfield  Mk. II** 3 band military rifle, .577 Snider cal. Lock dated 1867. Action is marked “B.S.A.Co.” Royal Enfield stamp over the number “1” stamped to the left side of the stock. Walnut stock is in very nice condition showing it’s original color and finish, with some minor handling and storage marks, as to be expected. Brass butt plate, trigger guard, and fore end cap are in very good condition showing a nice even age patina finish. Barrel retains approx. 80% of it’s original finish, having turned to a nice aged grey/brown color. Action shows approx. 60% finish and is complete with the chain and nipple cover (missing the cork top). Action functions correctly and has a very strong hammer spring. Bore is also very good with strong rifling. Complete with original issue ramrod. In very nice original condition overall.

Antique. No PAL required.

Reserved
AF-3058

Winchester Model 12 Field 32 Inch Barrel

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Winchester Model 12, 12 ga. field gun with 32 inch plain barrel. Serial number indicates a manufacturing date of 1929. Plain pistol grip stock with factory Winchester butt plate. Stock and fore end show the original color and finish with the stock showing handling marks. Receiver turning grey from age, with the nickel steel barrel retaining 90% of the original finish starting to turn. Wear to the left side of the receiver from age and use.

PAL required.

$395.00
AF-3047

Tower Flintlock Pistol Marked To The 40th Bromsgrove Troop

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Circa 1775 Tower Flintlock 69 cal. smoothbore flintlock pistol with 9 inch barrel, marked to the 40th Bromsgrove Troop. This is for the 87th Regiment On Foot, which was a Line Infantry Regiment of the British Army. The Regiment was raised at Bromsgrove in Worcestershire in July of 1779 by George Waldegrave, who became the Regiment’s only Colonel. The Regiment was dispatched to the Leeward Islands under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel George Finch, 9th Earl Of Winchilsea, arriving in January of 1780, and returning to Britian in 1783.

The pistol is in its original and untouched condition, showing a nice age patina to the pistol grip cap, side plate with engraving, trigger guard and ramrod barrels. Single barrel key in place, with the walnut stock showing a nice even aged color and finish. Wood shows some nicks and bruising from age, as is to be expected. Metal work is a nice even aged grey / brown finish, with sharp proof marks to the barrel. Lock shows the Tower mark along with the Georgian Crown. All parts to the lock are in place and original to the gun. Hammer cocks back and functions with a strong spring, but does not catch completely. Bore is in very good condition for the age.

Antique. No PAL or registration required.

$2950.00
AF-3046