Collectible Firearms and Edged Weapons

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P.O. Box 8327 Fredericksburg, VA 22404-8327 USA

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Modern Sporting Rifles

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Austrian Rifles

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Belgian Rifles

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Belgian Double Barrel Shotgun by Raick Brothers in Liege

Caliber: 2 x 16 gauge

Price: $1850

Inventory # arc_0685

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DESCRIPTION: Nice Belgian double barrel shotgun by Raick Brothers in Liege. Raick Brothers were Belgian gunmakers, who operated from 1807 to around 1950. The maker address is engraved on the barrels' rib, "Raick Freres Liege - Canons Acier Krupp". The barrels also display following markings, "Assemblage A Bloc", "Brevette No. 63897" and "Acier Anglais". The shotgun features 27.75 inch long Krupp manufactured barrels. The rib is matted on its entire length. Full engraving with hunting scenes and/or floral style decor (breech, tang, hammers, trigger guard, etc.). Walnut half stock with hardened rubber buttplate showing some hunting scenes, as well. There is a cheek-piece on the left side of the buttstock. Diamond checkering at the wrist of the stock, as well as in the front part of the stock. Steel trigger guard. Several Belgian proof marks and other markings are present on the barrels under the stock (Crown over ELG over Star (in an oval), 12C (in a diamond), Star over AD, HJ, EL (stylish, entwined), Choke 17.2/18.1, etc.). Two sling swivels. Overall length is 44.5 inch. The barrels length is 27.75 inch. CONDITION: Fine. 85% of blue finish is still on metal. Some finish is turning to gray color. The engraving on metal is beautifully preserved. Excellent bores. No dents in tubes. The hammers are in great shape. Strong and smooth action. Mechanically the gun is in fine condition, as well. All the internal parts of the shotgun are in fine condition, with no visible wear. The stock shows minor handling marks and light dings. The checkering is slightly worn. There is a small chip to the lower part of the hardened rubber buttplate (please, see pictures). All the markings on metal are also nicely preserved. Nice Belgian double barrel shotgun! Antique.

Interesting Belgian Rolling Block Shotgun

Caliber: 16 gauge

Price: $1675

Inventory # arc_0318

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DESCRIPTION: Interesting and scarce Belgian made rolling block shotgun! Half round, half octagonal barrel. Shotgun style front sight. The gun was manufactured without the rear sight. Two step hammer. Shotgun style steel buttplate. There is no manufacturer's address on the receiver tang. The barrel displays following wording, "Acier Fin" (engraved and highlighted in silver). The back of the barrel shows Liege proof marks. Similar double barrel rolling block shotguns were manufactured by Nagant factory in Liege (see: "Les Revolvers Et Les Fusils Nagant", pp. 22-25). Matching serial numbers (the serial numbers are stamped on the frame of receiver and on the barrel only). The gun has blue finish, except for the hammer and rolling block that are finished in case coloring. Buttstock with the pistol grip and diamond checkering at the wrist. CONDITION: Fine to low excellent. 96% of original blue finish with occasional light patina and minor peppering. Solid stock with minor wear and some handling marks, dings and light scratches. Original finish on the stock. Nice, crisp action. Excellent, mirror like bore. All the internal parts of the shotgun are in fine condition, with no visible wear. All the markings are clearly visible on metal. Overall length: 45.25 inch. Barrel length: 29.75 inch. Great gun for the advanced Remington Rolling Block collector! Antique. (Ref.: "Les Revolvers Et Les Fusils Nagant" by Claude Feys and Rene Smeets, pp. 22-25).

British Rifles

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W.W. Greener Martini .22 Sporting Carbine

Caliber: . 22 L

Price: $1175

Inventory # arc_0692

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DESCRIPTION: Scarce Martini lever action single shot sporting carbine. The rifle was converted to .22 L by W.W. Greener in Birmingham, as indicated by markings on the left side of the receiver, "Converted for the N.R.A. by W.W. Greener", and on the barrel, "W.W. Greener Maker, Birmingham". The chamber displays following markings, "Ammunition .22" and "22 L". Both, the receiver and barrel displays British commercial proof marks. Fading, original military markings are still partially visible on the left side of the receiver. The rifle features fixed front sights and military-style, adjustable, ramp and leaf rear sight. Large frame Martini action with a cocking indicator. Steel buttplate. Three sling swivels. Blue finish on all metal parts. Original military stocks. The rifle was manufactured without a safety. The chamber displays a serial number. The cleaning rod is missing (most likely, removed during the conversion to .22). CONDITION: Fine. 82% of blue finish remaining on metal. The balance is in white mixed with light patina. The metal was refinished during the conversion, as indicated by fading markings. Some roughness under the blue on the receiver. The stocks show some handling marks and light dings. Some wear to the right side of the forestock near the chamber (please, see pictures). No cracks in wood. The upper part of the the buttstock shows two small holes from the target sights that were installed on the carbine at one time. The bore is in fine condition with strong rifling. Mechanically the carbine is in fine condition as well. Strong action. All the internal parts of the carbine are in fine condition, with no visible wear. Overall length: 38 inch. Barrel length: 21.25 inch. No import stamps. Scarce Martini .22 sporting carbine rifle! Antique.

Chinese Rifles

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Czech Rifles

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Beautiful Czech Percussion Schutzen Rifle, c. 1860

Caliber: 12 mm

Price: $3750

Inventory # arp_0049

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DESCRIPTION: Beautiful Czech percussion Schutzen rifle, c. 1860. The design is similar to German Schutzen rifles. Heavy, target style octagonal barrel. Massive, full length walnut stock. Hardwood buttplate with brass plates. Brass trigger guard with pistol grip, counter plate and ramrod fixtures. Fixed front and rear sights. Provision for the target style tang sight. Double set trigger with interesting mechanism: the rear trigger needs to be pulled back in order to cock the hammer. The lower part of the buttstock shows a German silver plate with, "JR" initials. The lower part of the forearm has diamond checkering. Both sides of the buttstock show floral style carvings. The left side of the buttstock has a massive cheek piece. The lockplate displays both, military and floral style engraving. The rear part of the barrel also displays floral style engraving. The brass counter plate is beautifully shaped and engraved in floral style. The upper part of the octagonal barrel displays maker's markings, "M. Cerwenka w Beroune". The rifle was manufactured without barrel bands. Complete with a massive hardwood ramrod. CONDITION: Fine+. The lock and double set triggers work fine. Some light patina on steel parts. The maker's markings on the barrel are clearly visible. The stock shows some light handling marks and dings. Original finish on the stock. The right side of the forestock show a couple of hairline cracks. Overall length: 47 inch. Barrel length: 33 inch. The rifle is in all original condition, with no restoration. Scarce Czech percussion target rifle! (Oversize shipping and insurance rate is $45 for this item only).

Danish Rifles

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Beautiful Danish Krag Joergensen Schutzen Rifle

Caliber: 8 x 58 mm, rimmed

Price: $2175

Inventory # kra_0011

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DESCRIPTION: Very high quality Danish Krag Joergensen Schutzen rifle! The rifle seemed to be manufactured specifically for schutzen-style, long range target shooting. It features a beautifully machined, extra long and heavy barrel. The rifle displays the maker's markings on the barrel, "P. J. Petersen Bach Aalborg". These are the markings of a gun maker who converted the rifle from military to target style. The rifle is a single shot conversion of the Danish Krag M.1889 repeating military rifle. Originally, it was manufactured by the Rifle Factory in Copenhagen in 1902. Receiver displays several Danish proofs and the following wording: "Geverfabriken Kjobenhavn 1902 M. 89". The stock does not show any markings. Sporting style brown horn butt plate. Swiss target style micro-adjustable rear sights (they can be moved on the rail, which is an integral part of the barrel). Target style front sight. Straight bolt handle. Two sling swivels. The front part of the stock and the wrist displays diamond checkering. The left side of the buttstock has a cheekpiece. The rifle was manufactured without any safety device. The rifle does not have a provision for the cleaning rod (ramrod). Overall length: 52.25 inch. Barrel length: 32.5 inch. Danish Krag sporting/target rifles are difficult to find. CONDITION: Low excellent. 96-97% of blue finish is still present on the metal. Occasional spots of light patina (mostly on the rear sights). Nice, solid stock with some handling marks and light scratches. No cracks in the wood. Minor wear to the horn buttplate. Excellent bore with sharp and shiny rifling. Action is very crisp and fully functional. All the internal parts of the rifle are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. All the markings on metal are clearly visible. Scarce and very attractive Danish Krag Schutzen rifle! Serial# 573XX.

Dutch Rifles

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French Rifles

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High Quality Double Barrel Shotgun by Devisme in Paris, France

Caliber: 2 x 16 gauge

Price: $4750

Inventory # arc_0681

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DESCRIPTION: High quality double barrel shotgun by Jean-Louis François Devisme in Paris, France. Breech loader. The famous French gun maker and inventor Jean-Louis François Devisme is listed in Paris circa 1840-1870. Jean-Louis François Devisme manufactured high grade firearms and edged weapons for wealthy French and international customers. His customer list included members of the royal families, aristocracy and government officials, as well as Confederate general Robert E. Lee and Confederate president Jefferson Davis. Jean-Louis François Devisme is remembered today principally for the highly decorated firearms produced for a succession of Paris Exhibitions, and for the Great Exhibition in London in 1851 at Crystal Palace, for which he was awarded numerous medals. He ranks as one of the most accomplished of the 19th-century French gun makers. The barrels' top flat is engraved, "Devisme 36 Boulevart des Italiens A Paris". Both lockplates also display the gun maker name, "Devisme a Paris". Beautifully scroll-engraved steel furniture. The shotgun features 28.5 inch long twist barrels. Very nice half stock with steel buttplate. The buttplate tang and buttplate screws also show some engraving. High quality diamond checkering at the wrist of the stock, as well as in the front part of the stock. Nicely engraved steel trigger guard. No markings on the barrels under the stock. High quality of machining and metal finish! Overall length is 45.5 inch. The barrels length is 28.5 inch. The barrels' diameter at the muzzle is 0.715. The barrels' wall thickness is 0.040. CONDITION: Fine. 85% of browning finish is still on barrels. Occasional light patina. A couple of spots of light surface rust on the barrels, mainly near the muzzles. Partially fading case coloring on the lockplate, buttplate, barrels's tang and on the trigger guard. The engraving on metal is beautifully preserved. The tubes are free of dents. The hammers are in great shape. Strong and crisp action. Excellent, smooth and shiny bores. The right side of the action bar shows a small fracture (please, see the last picture). Most likely, a flaw in the gun's forging has caused the crack. The stock is free of cracks and shows only some light scratches (mainly on the left side of the buttstock) and some handling marks. The diamond checkering on the stock is nicely preserved. All the internal parts of the shotgun are beautifully preserved with no visible wear. All the markings on metal are also nicely preserved. Beautiful French double barrel shotgun by a famous gun maker! Antique.

Double Barrel Percussion Fowler by Sellier in Paris, France

Caliber: 2 x 23 gauge

Price: $1100

Inventory # arc_0680

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DESCRIPTION: Classic double barrel percussion fowler by Sellier in Paris, France. A fowler is a muzzle-loading smoothbore shotgun designed to fire a number of pellets at one time. Fowlers were used throughout centuries for hunting small games, especially birds. The gun maker Sellier is listed in Paris and in Liege circa 1850-1865. The fowler features 27.5 inch long twist barrels with gold inlaid gunsmith's signature. Engraved locks with gold inlaid gunsmith's signature. Engraved mounts. Beautiful, carved half stock with steel buttplate. The lower part of the buttstock displays fantastically carved deer's head. The left side of the buttstock shows a carved chrysanthemum. The buttplate tang also shows some engraving. There is a cheek-piece on the left side of the buttstock. Diamond checkering at the wrist of the stock, as well as in the front part of the stock. Nicely engraved steel trigger guard. Plain, wooden ramrod with a steel tip (may not be an original). Liege proof mark ("ELG over Star" (in an oval)) on the barrels under the stock. Overall length is 44.75 inch. The barrels length is 27.5 inch. CONDITION: Very good+ (considering the crude stock's repair). 80% of browning finish is still on barrels Occasional light patina. The left side barrel is in excellent condition without any dents. The right side barrel shows some dents near the muzzle. The left side hammer is most likely a replacement. It shows corrosion (please, see pictures). The right side hammer seems to be original and is in excellent condition (may have been reblued long time ago). The locks needs works. Some wear to gold inlays on the barrels and lockplates. The period crude repair to the front part of the stock. The latter was cracked and consequently was covered with black painted bronze sheet (this should be professionally redone, please, see pictures). The carved parts of the buttstock are beautifully preserved. French double barrel percussion fowler with a beautifully carved buttstock! Antique.

German Chassepot Sporting Rifle

Caliber: 9 mm (?)

Price: $1975

Inventory # arc_0124

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DESCRIPTION: French Chassepot M.1866 needle rifle made in St.Etienne in 1869, converted to unknown 9 mm center fire caliber. The quality and style of the rifle indicates that the conversion was done in Southern part of Germany. The rifle was most likely captured during the Franco-Prussian War, and consequently sold on the commercial market in Germany. The barrel has a high quality 9 mm liner. The bolt head was replaced to accommodate for the new caliber ammunition. Double set trigger. Swiss style rear sight. Very fancy Schutzen style trigger guard with floral engraving. The same style of engraving can also be found on the receiver, bolt and butt plate. The barrel is finished in blue, while the receiver, bolt, trigger guard, rear sight and butt plate has very nice case coloring finish. Nice diamond checkering on both sides of bolt handle. The stock also displays diamond checkering at the wrist. The butt plate displays initials, "SL" (German gunsmith?). The stock was shortened to the half-stock configuration. Complete with old style commercial cleaning rod. CONDITION: Low excellent. The blue finish on the barrel is nice and crisp, and it was preserved in about 96%. The condition of the case coloring finish on the other steel parts is very much the same, except for the butt plate, that is slightly worn. Bore is in fine+ condition with a strong rifling. Strong and crisp action. The original military stock was reworked and refinished during the conversion works. The butt stock has some handling marks, that may be a result of an attempt to replace a firing pin in the bolt long time ago (please, see pictures). Small horizontal hairline crack on the left side of the front part of the half-stock (please, see pictures). Fading serial number on the stock. Antique. Very attractive, high quality sporting rifle!

German Rifles

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Beautiful Imperial German M.1888 Commission Carbine in 7 mm Mauser Caliber

ON HOLD

Caliber: 7 x 57 mm rimless.

Price: $2975

Inventory # man_0183

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DESCRIPTION: Beautiful and scarce Imperial German M.1888 "Commission" carbine in 7 mm Mauser caliber! The carbine was manufactured by C. G. Haenel in Suhl, Germany in 1907, and is accordingly marked on the receiver ring. The latter also displays a large Imperial German Crown, just above the maker address. The left side of the receiver rail displays following markings, "Mod. 88 Kal. 7 mm" (in Gothic lettering). The carbine stock displays several nicely preserved Gothic letters. The right side of the buttstock shows a beautiful Imperial German Crown (please, see pictures). The receiver displays commercial Imperial German proof markings. The bolt also shows commercial Imperial German proof markings. The commercial markings are correct, as the carbine was manufactured for export to one of the South American countries. Other than that, there is little known about M.1888 carbines in 7 mm Mauser caliber. Full length carbine-style stock. Military style rear sights are calibrated from 100 to 1200 m. Mannlicher style magazine. Correct style bolt with turned down handle. All matching serial numbers (the matching serial numbers are stamped on the receiver, barrel jacket, trigger guard/magazine assembly, barrel band, nosecap, front and rear sights and on the bolt; all the bolt parts display the same serial numbers). No serial numbers are stamped on the remaining parts of the carbine, which is correct for this model. All the serial numbers are factory original and were not restamped. Overall length: 37.25 inch. Barrel length: 17 5 inch. This carbine was manufactured without handguard, and with provision neither for the cleaning rod, nor for the bayonet. CONDITION: Excellent+, with 97-98% of original blue finish still being present on metal. Some blue is starting to turn to brownish color. Occasional spots of light patina and/or peppering. The receiver and bolt have a polished steel finish (correct for this model). Some patina on the buttplate. Beautiful stock with only minor handling marks and a couple of scratches. Original finish on the stock. No cracks in wood. All the markings and numbers on metal and wood are clearly visible. The bore is in excellent condition, with strong and shiny rifling. Very smooth action. All the internal parts of the carbine are in excellent+ condition, with no visible wear. All complete and original. No import markings. Low, three digits serial number! A beautiful example of M.1888 carbine in 7 mm! Very few M. 1888 carbines were made in this caliber! The carbine comes from my family member collection of military firearms (please, pay by check, money order, or bank wire transfer only). Serial# 4XX.

German Zella-Mehlis Drilling

Caliber: 2 x 16 gauge + 9.3 x 72mm, rimmed

Price: $3850

Inventory # arc_0683

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DESCRIPTION: Very nice German Zella-Mehlis drilling (double shotgun over rifle). The gun was probably manufactured by one of the smaller Zella-Mehlis gun makers. There was a large number of German gun makers that manufactured special order guns in small quantities at the end of 19th century. Many of these guns do not show gun maker names, as it is in a case of this drilling. A drilling is a combination gun that has three barrels. This gun has two matching shotgun barrels and a rifle barrel. The term "drilling", or "dreiling" came from a German word "drei" (three), accordingly "Dreiling" means triplet. Drillings have a long history in Europe, dating back to the early days of cartridge firearms, and they were very popular in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. These guns are almost exclusively hunting arms. The barrels of this gun display several markings, located mainly under the forestock, "Prussian Eagle, Crown over N, Nitro, 360 +72 + D, Crown over G, Crown over U, two Prussian Eagles, 118,35, 1109, 1000, ZM (stylish, entwined, Proof Mark of the Proof House at Zella-Mehlis), S, S, A.K., Krupps Cher Flussstahl". The barrels' rib is matted on its entire length. Fixed front and rear sights. Steel trigger guard. Horn buttplate. Half-stock with semi-pistol grip. Diamond checkering at the wrist of the buttstock. There is a cheek-piece on the left side of the buttstock. Sporting style sling swivels. Full engraving with hunting scenes and/or floral style decor (breech, tang, hammers, trigger guard, etc.). High quality of machining and metal finish! Overall length is 43.5 inch. The barrels length is 26.75 inch. CONDITION: Fine. 80% of browning finish is still on metal. Some finish is turning to gray color. Occasional spots of light patina on the barrels. The engraving on metal is beautifully preserved. Fine, shiny bores. No dents in tubes. The hammers are in great shape. Strong and smooth action. Mechanically the gun is in fine condition, as well. All the internal parts of the gun are in fine condition, with no visible wear. The stock shows minor handling marks and light dings. The checkering is slightly worn. The horn buttplate is also slightly worn. There is a small chip in the lower part of the buttstock, just in front of the buttplate (please, see pictures). All the markings on metal are also nicely preserved. A beautiful drilling from the best period in German gunmaking! Antique.

Double Barrel Shotgun by Georg Knaak in Berlin, Germany

Caliber: 2 x 16 gauge

Price: $1475

Inventory # arc_0682

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DESCRIPTION: Double barrel shotgun by Deutsche Waffenfabrik Georg Knaak in Berlin, Germany. Breech loader. The gun maker Deutsche Waffenfabrik Georg Knaak is listed in Berlin, Germany circa 1880-1910. The upper part of the left side barrel displays the gunmaker address, "Deutsche Waffenfabrik Georg Knaak". The upper part of the right side barrel displays the gunmaker location, "Berlin". The Deutsche Waffenfabrik Georg Knaak was a gun maker and an international dealer in all kinds of arms, ammo and military equipment. Both barrels also display following markings, "'Excelsior Stahl Witten', 'Marke Adler'" (Adlerwaffenwerke?) and a Double Head Eagle (please, see pictures). The shotgun features 29 inch long twist barrels with gunsmith's signature. The rib is matted on its entire length. Full engraving with hunting scenes and/or floral style decor (breech, tang, hammers, trigger guard, etc.). Walnut half stock with hardened rubber buttplate and a pistol grip. There is a cheek-piece on the left side of the buttstock. Diamond checkering at the wrist of the stock, as well as in the front part of the stock. Horn trigger guard and a pistol grip cap. Several German proof marks and other markings are present on the barrels under the stock (please, see pictures). Two sling swivels. Overall length is 45.75 inch. The barrels length is 29 inch. CONDITION: Fine. 75-80% of browning finish is still on metal. Most of the finish wear is on the barrels. Some finish is turning to gray color. Occasional spots of light patina on the barrels. The engraving on metal is beautifully preserved. Fine bores. No dents in tubes. The hammers are in great shape (they are slightly different). Strong and smooth action. Mechanically the gun is in fine condition, as well. All the internal parts of the shotgun are in fine condition, with no visible wear. The stock shows minor handling marks and light dings. The checkering is slightly worn. The hardened rubber buttplate tang shows a small hairline crack. All the markings on metal are also nicely preserved. Nice German double barrel shotgun! Antique.

Fine Double Barrel Percussion Fowler by Paul Ebert in Suhl, Prussia

Caliber: 2 x 20 gauge

Price: $3750

Inventory # arc_0644

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DESCRIPTION: Fine double barrel percussion fowler by Paul Ebert in Suhl, Prussia. A fowler is a muzzle-loading smoothbore shotgun designed to fire a number of pellets at one time. Fowlers were used throughout centuries for hunting small games, especially birds. The gun maker Paul Ebert is listed in Suhl circa 1830-44. Paul Ebert was famous for manufacturing the top quality hunting guns. Ebert's highest quality guns were manufactured only in very limited numbers on the European aristocracy and royal families orders. The fowler features 31.75 inch long twist barrels with gold inlaid foresight, gunsmith's signature and breech. Engraved and gold inlaid locks. Intrically engraved, chiseled and gold inlaid hammers. Sliding safeties. Engraved and gold inlaid mounts. Beautiful half stock with steel buttplate. The latter also shows some engraving and some gold inlays. There is a cheek-piece on the left side of the buttstock. Very nice diamond checkering at the wrist of the stock. Steel trigger guard with beautifully engraved hunting scenes and with some gold inlays. Original ramrod. There are no markings on the barrels under the stock. High quality of machining and metal finish! Overall length is 47.25 inch. The barrels length is 31.75 inch. A beautiful fowler from the best period in German gun making! CONDITION: Excellent. 90% of browning finish is still on metal. Occasional light patina (mainly on the trigger guard and lock plates). Excellent bores. No dents in tubes. Strong and smooth action. Mechanically the gun is in excellent condition, as well. All the internal parts of the fowler are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. Minor wear to gold inlays. Beautiful stock shows minor handling marks. The right side of the buttstock has some small scratches. Crisp checkering at the wrist. The stock was cleaned and refurbished a long time. This is typical for all European hunting guns, some of them were cleaned, or refurbished after the end of every hunting season. The right side of the forestock shows a high quality repair with a small block of wood nicely replaced, just above the front part of the lockplate (please, see pictures). The buttstock sling swivel is a modern replacement. Beautiful German double barrel percussion fowler by one of the best Prussian gun makers! Antique.

Beautiful and Very Scarce German Danzig Factory Mauser M.1898 Sporting Rifle with Matching Scope

Caliber: 7.92 x 57 mm

Price: $2950

Inventory # mau_0663

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DESCRIPTION: Beautiful and very scarce German Danzig factory Mauser M.1898 sporting rifle in 7.92 x 57 mm caliber. Manufactured by Gewehrfabrik Danzig shortly after the end of the Great War, as indicated by markings on the receiver rail and by the proof markings on the receiver ring. Sporting rifles of this pattern were manufactured in very limited numbers by the Danzig factory in 1918/1919. The lack of the military orders forced the Danzig factory to manufacture guns for the civilian market. Shortly after, the Danzig arsenal ceased to exist. Based on the Versailles Treaty all the machines were moved to Warsaw, Poland in 1920, in order to create the rifle factory there. The Danzig sporters utilized strong Kar.98AZ action with small ring receivers. Since Danzig sporters were arsenal made, they bear no commercial proofs, but Imperial German stamp, "Prussian Eagle" (stamped on the left side of the receiver ring, on the barrel under the wood, as well as on the bolt). Today, Danzig sporters are very difficult to find on the collector market, as very few were manufactured originally, and even less survived to these days. The receiver has German style scope mounts.The scope itself was manufactured by Dr. Walter Gerard in Charlottenburg, Germany, and is accordingly marked. Stepped, round barrel. Double set trigger. Military style stripper clip guides are machined into the back of the receiver. Internal box Mauser-style magazine. Fixed, European sporting style front sights. Two position, express style rear sights. Steel trigger guard. Walnut, sporting style half-stock with cheek-piece and semi- pistol grip. Beautiful diamond checkering at the wrist of the buttstock. Schnable forend. Mauser style safety lever is located on the back of the bolt. Turned down bolt handle. Steel buttplate. Two sporting style sling swivels. Manufactured with no provision for the cleaning rod. The four digit serial number indicates a limited production. All matching serial numbers (the matching serial numbers are stamped on the receiver, barrel, bolt, scope and scope mounts; all the remaining parts of the rifle do not display any numbers). The lower part of the buttstock displays a small crest of the city of Danzig, "Crown over two Crosses in the Shield". The right side of the buttstock displays the country of origins, "Germany". The rifle comes with an old leather sling. Overall length is 44 inch. The barrel length is 24 inch. CONDITION: Excellent. 95% of crisp, original blue finish is still on metal. The receiver has a somewhat fading and worn case coloring finish. The blue finish on the trigger guard is starting to turn to brownish color. There is one small spot of of light metal roughness on the trigger guard. Excellent bore with strong and shiny rifling. Strong and smooth action. Mechanically the rifle is in excellent condition, as well. All the internal parts of the rifle are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. The double set trigger is very sensitive. All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on metal and wood. Very attractive stock with a couple of minor handling marks. There is one small hairline crack on the right side of the stock, just in front of the bolt handle (please, see pictures). Fantastic quality of machining and metal finish! The scope is in excellent condition as well. The optics are still very clear. Beautiful and very scarce Danzig factory sporting rifle with a matching scope for a discriminating collector! Serial# 14XX.

Beautiful and Very Scarce German Danzig Factory Mauser M.1898 Sporting Rifle with Matching Scope

Caliber: 7.92 x 57 mm

Price: $2950

Inventory # mau_0653

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DESCRIPTION: Beautiful and very scarce German Danzig factory Mauser M.1898 sporting rifle in 7.92 x 57 mm caliber. Manufactured by Gewehrfabrik Danzig shortly after the end of the Great War, as indicated by markings on the receiver rail and by the proof markings on the receiver ring. Sporting rifles of this pattern were manufactured in very limited numbers by the Danzig factory in 1918/1919. The lack of the military orders forced the Danzig factory to manufacture guns for the civilian market. Shortly after, the Danzig arsenal ceased to exist. Based on the Versailles Treaty all the machines were moved to Warsaw, Poland in 1920, in order to create the rifle factory there. The Danzig sporters utilized strong Kar.98AZ action with small ring receivers. Since Danzig sporters were arsenal made, they bear no commercial proofs, but Imperial German stamp, "Prussian Eagle" (stamped on the left side of the receiver ring, on the barrel under the wood, as well as on the bolt). Today, Danzig sporters are very difficult to find on the collector market, as very few were manufactured originally, and even less survived to these days. The receiver has German style scope mounts.The scope itself is manufactured by K. Gerard, and is accordingly marked. Stepped, round barrel. Double set trigger. Military style stripper clip guides are machined into the back of the receiver. Internal box Mauser-style magazine. Fixed, European sporting style front sights. Two position, express style rear sights. Steel trigger guard. Walnut, sporting style half-stock with cheek-piece and semi- pistol grip. Beautiful diamond checkering at the wrist of the buttstock. Schnable forend. Mauser style safety lever is located on the back of the bolt. Turned down bolt handle. Steel buttplate. Two sporting style sling swivels. Manufactured with no provision for the cleaning rod. The four digit serial number indicates a limited production. All matching serial numbers (the matching serial numbers are stamped on the receiver, barrel, bolt, scope and scope mounts; all the remaining parts of the rifle do not display any numbers). The lower part of the buttstock displays a small crest of the city of Danzig, "Crown over two Crosses in the Shield". The right side of the buttstock displays the country of origins, "Germany". Overall length is 44 inch. The barrel length is 24 inch. CONDITION: Excellent. 95% of crisp, original blue finish is still on metal. The receiver has an original polished steel finish, and is now covered with light brown patina. The blue finish on the trigger guard and the magazine floor plate is starting to turn to brownish color. Excellent bore with strong and shiny rifling. Strong and smooth action. Mechanically the rifle is in excellent condition, as well. All the internal parts of the rifle are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. The double set trigger is very sensitive. All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on metal and wood. Very attractive stock with a couple of minor handling marks. Fantastic quality of machining and metal finish! The scope is in excellent condition as well. The optics are still very clear. Beautiful and very scarce Danzig factory sporting rifle with a matching scope for a discriminating collector! Serial# 62XX.

German Chassepot Sporting Rifle

Caliber: 9 mm (?)

Price: $1975

Inventory # arc_0124

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DESCRIPTION: French Chassepot M.1866 needle rifle made in St.Etienne in 1869, converted to unknown 9 mm center fire caliber. The quality and style of the rifle indicates that the conversion was done in Southern part of Germany. The rifle was most likely captured during the Franco-Prussian War, and consequently sold on the commercial market in Germany. The barrel has a high quality 9 mm liner. The bolt head was replaced to accommodate for the new caliber ammunition. Double set trigger. Swiss style rear sight. Very fancy Schutzen style trigger guard with floral engraving. The same style of engraving can also be found on the receiver, bolt and butt plate. The barrel is finished in blue, while the receiver, bolt, trigger guard, rear sight and butt plate has very nice case coloring finish. Nice diamond checkering on both sides of bolt handle. The stock also displays diamond checkering at the wrist. The butt plate displays initials, "SL" (German gunsmith?). The stock was shortened to the half-stock configuration. Complete with old style commercial cleaning rod. CONDITION: Low excellent. The blue finish on the barrel is nice and crisp, and it was preserved in about 96%. The condition of the case coloring finish on the other steel parts is very much the same, except for the butt plate, that is slightly worn. Bore is in fine+ condition with a strong rifling. Strong and crisp action. The original military stock was reworked and refinished during the conversion works. The butt stock has some handling marks, that may be a result of an attempt to replace a firing pin in the bolt long time ago (please, see pictures). Small horizontal hairline crack on the left side of the front part of the half-stock (please, see pictures). Fading serial number on the stock. Antique. Very attractive, high quality sporting rifle!

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Italian Rifles

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Very Scarce Ministry of War Shooting Competition Prize Mannlicher Carcano M.1891 Rifle

Caliber: 6.5 mm x 52, rimless.

Price: $1175

Inventory # manc_0065

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DESCRIPTION: Very scarce Mannlicher Carcano M.1891 'prize' rifle with a brass plate attached to the right side of the butt stock with the following wording: "VIII GARA GENERALE DI TIRO A SEGNO PREMIO DEL MINISTERO DELLA GUERRA" ("8th General Target Shooting Competition - Prize of the Ministry of War"). At the end of 19th Century Italian government established a system of hundreds of gun ranges with a sole purpose to promote marksmanship and prepare civilian population for national emergency. Participation was encouraged and the best shooters received 'prize' rifles, initially Vetterlis, and later, Carcanos. This is one of such 'prize' rifles. Similar rifles were described by Ron Azzi in his article, "Italian 'Prize' Rifles" published in The Military Rifle Journal in October 1999 (posted on gunboards.com). The rifle displays a nice cartouche on the left side of the butt stock with Crest of Savoy and following wording, "FABB. D'ARMI....TERNI 1934 XII". Matching serial numbers. The serial number on the stock seemed to be restamped at one point to match the number on the receiver, in the typical Italian manner. The receiver and barrel were made in Rome in 1918, as indicated by markings on the chamber, while the stock has Terni markings. This model of Carcano was built in 6.5 mm caliber with progressive rifling. Complete with an original cleaning rod. CONDITION: Fine, with 90% original blue finish still present on metal. The finish is worn mainly on the magazine and on sharp edges of other steel parts of the rifle. Some blue finish is starting to turn to brownish color. The buttplate shows some light patina. Fine bore with strong rifling. Strong action. All the internal parts of the rifle are in fine condition, with no visible wear. All the markings are clearly visible on metal and wood. Solid stock with numerous handling marks. No cracks in wood. No import markings. Interesting Mannlicher Carcano for the advanced collector of Italian rifles. Serial# ORK9XX.

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Interesting Japanese Rolling Block Shotgun

Caliber: 36 gauge

Price: $850

Inventory # arc_0412

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DESCRIPTION: Interesting and scarce Japanese made rolling block shotgun. The shape of the shotgun may provide hints as to its origins. In fact, the shotgun does not follow the lines of American and European manufactured Rolling Blocks. The buttstock creates almost a straight line with the barrel. The shotgun features a round barrel with the last few inches near the receiver turning to octagonal shape. Simple non-adjustable front and rear sights. Two step hammer. The buttstock was made without the buttplate. Two sling swivels. There is no manufacturer's address on the receiver tang. No markings can be found on the receiver/barrel assembly. Buttstock has a diamond checkering at the wrist. The shotgun was manufactured without a handguard. The receiver and the trigger guard are nicely engraved in floral motifs. CONDITION: Very good. 70% of original finish with occasional light patina and minor peppering. Most of the finish is turning to uniform brown color. Solid buttstock with minor wear and some handling marks, dings and light scratches. The forestock has a crack on its right side (please, see pictures). There is a piece of wood missing in the front/right part of the forestock. Original finish on the stocks. Very good bore. All the internal parts of the shotgun are in very good condition, with no visible wear. The receiver screws' heads show screwdriver's marks. The firing pin needs either repair, or just an adjustment, as it seems to be stuck in the rolling block. Overall length: 36.50 inch. Barrel length: 24 inch. Interesting gun for the Remington Rolling Block collector! Antique.

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Polish Rifles

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Beautiful Paul Jaeger Polish wz.29 Mauser Sporting Rifle (Radom, 1935)

Caliber: 7.92 x 57 mm

Price: $3475

Inventory # mau_0731

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DESCRIPTION: Beautiful Polish wz.29 Radom Mauser sporting rifle. The rifle was part of a well known Polish firearms collection of Mr. Revolinski of Cody, Wyoming (purchased by my family member in 1992). It was custom built for Mr. Revolinski by a famous American gunmaker Paul Jaeger. The latter first operated in Jenkintown, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia, and them moved to Tennessee. His rifles are highly prized on both, collector and sporting markets. He is no longer in business. The rifle was converted to a high-grade sporter from a standard military wz.29 configuration. There are following markings on the receiver ring: "Polish Eagle, F.B. Radom 1935"("F.B." = Fabryka Broni = The Arms Factory in Radom, Poland). The right side of the receiver ring also displays small Polish Eagle. The left side of the receiver and barrel still displays Polish matching serial numbers. The bolt, bolt release lever and trigger guard also display original, matching serial numbers. The magazine floor plate displays a mismatched serial number (a Nazi occupation, Radom made part with "Eagle 77"). No serial numbers are stamped on the remaining parts of the rifle. Strong, 98-type action. The rifle still has original Radom manufactured barrel in 7.92 x 57 mm caliber. Beautiful, high-gloss blue finish. Original, Radom manufactured bolt, was modified in a sporting style (the bolt handle was turned down; checkering was added on the ball; faded Polish Eagle is still visible on the ball; Polish arsenal markings are present on the handle). Custom, Paul Jaeger's trigger mechanism. The left side of the trigger displays a name, "Jaeger". Sporting style safety lever displays markings, "Mark II". Lyman micro-adjustable rear sights were installed on the back of the receiver. Sporting style, ramped beaded blade front sights. Two sporting style sling swivels. The rifle comes complete with the SPI 4 x 32 M. 564 scope. Custom, quick release scope mount with the following maker address, "Paul Jaeger - Jenkintown, PA". One piece, sporting style, custom walnut half-stock with a large cheek-piece and a pistol grip. Diamond checkering at the wrist of the buttstock and in the middle of the length of the forestock. Pachmayr "White Line" rubber buttplate. High quality of machining and metal finish! Overall length is 42.75 inch. The barrel length is 21.75 inch. The rifle comes with a decorative, Western style leather sling. CONDITION: Near mint. 99%+ of very nice, high gloss blue finish on metal. Beautiful and solid stock with no handling marks (mint!). Bore is in low excellent condition with strong and shiny rifling. Strong action. Mechanically the rifle is in perfect condition. All the internal parts of the rifle are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on metal. Very handsome Paul Jaeger's Polish wz.29 sporting rifle! I have not seen another Paul Jaeger custom sporter built on a Polish Radom wz.29 action. I have no doubt that this was Mr. Revolinski's favorite hunting rifle! The rifle comes from my family member collection of military firearms (please, pay by check, money order, or bank wire transfer only). Serial# 292XXP.

Very Scarce Polish kbks wz. 1930 A Sporting Rifle

Caliber: .22 Short

Price: $2675

Inventory # 22_0157

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DESCRIPTION: Very scarce Polish pre-World War Two wz. 1930 A single shot sporting rifle! The rifle displays following markings on the barrel: "P.W.U. Fabryka Karabinow Warszawa" (on the left side), and "K.B.K.S. Wz.A Patent No.72A Kal. 22 Short" (on the right side). The left side of the receiver ring displays a serial number. "Kbk.S" is a Polish language abbreviation that stands for, "karabinek sportowy" (sporting carbine). Accordingly, "wz" (wzor) will translate to "model", or "pattern". Matching serial numbers (the matching serial numbers are stamped on the receiver and bolt only; other parts of the rifle do not have serial numbers, which is correct for this model). The serial numbers are factory original, and they were not restamped. The rifle has an original blue finish on metal. Sporting style front sight with protective hood. Sporting style, adjustable rear sights calibrated from 25 to 50 meter. The rifle was manufactured without a finger groove in the forestock. Hardened rubber buttplate with diamond checkering and letters, "FK" (Fabryka Karabinow w Warszawie). Steel trigger guard. Two sporting style sling swivels. Correct bolt with straight handle. The bolt, the rear sights, the safety mechanism, as well as the rifle itself were patented in Poland. The rifle is drilled and tapped for an optical scope (on the left side of the receiver, please see pictures). The left side of the stock shows some screw holes camouflaged with some wood filling material (just below the receiver). Overall length is 42 inch. The barrel length is 24.25 inch. This rifle comes from my personal collection of Polish firearms. CONDITION: Excellent. 98% of original blue finish is still on metal. The finish is worn mainly on the sharp edges of steel parts. The bolt and rotating part of the rear sights are finished in white, as they should be. Very nice, solid stock with some minor handling marks. Wood is in original finish. No cracks in wood. The hardened rubber buttplate is beautifully preserved, with no cracks of any kind (please, see pictures). Excellent bore with strong and shiny rifling. Strong action. Mechanically the rifle is in excellent condition as well. All the internal parts of the rifle are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. All the markings and numbers on metal clearly visible. No import markings. Very scarce Polish kbks wz.1930 A sporting rifle! Serial# 104XX.

Very Scarce Polish kbks M.1931 Military Training Rifle

Caliber: .22 LR.

Price: $2575

Inventory # 22_0155

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DESCRIPTION: Very scarce Polish pre-World War Two M. 1931 single shot military trainer! The rifle displays following markings on the receiver: "Polish Eagle, F.B. Radom 1932"("F.B." = Fabryka Broni = The Arms Factory at Radom, Poland). The left side of the receiver rail displays model markings, "M.31" (only very early production rifles of this pattern were marked, "M.31", and not "kbk.S. wz.31"!). Wz. 1931 rifle was a standard Polish military trainer in the 1930-s. "Kbk.S" is a Polish language abbreviation that stands for, "karabinek sportowy" (sporting carbine). Accordingly, "wz" (wzor) will translate to "model", or "pattern". Despite such a sporting nomenclature, kbks was used mostly as a military trainer for Polish recruits. Many such rifles were also given to various level schools and universities for student military training. Externally, the rifle is very similar to wz.1929 Mauser rifle, as it was meant to be a trainer for Polish army recruits. The dimensions and weight are also almost identical to those of wz.1929 rifle. Matching serial numbers, except for the extractor (the matching serial numbers are stamped on the receiver, barrel, buttplate, rear sights and bolt; the extractor displays a mismatched serial number; other parts of the rifle do not have serial numbers). The stock does not display a serial number (the stock may have been refurbished long time ago). All the serial numbers are factory original, and they were not restamped. The rifle has an original black baked enamel over phosphate finish on metal. Military style front sight with protective wings. Military style, adjustable rear sight calibrated from 20 to 100 meter. The rifle was manufactured with a short finger groove in the forestock. Steel buttplate and trigger guard. Polish Mauser style sling swivels (correct). Some fading Polish arsenal markings are stamped on the right side of the buttstock: "WB" (in a circle). The lower part of the buttstock displays fading "D" (in an octagon - stamped just behind the trigger guard, please, see pictures). Correct bolt with straight handle. The cleaning rod is missing. Overall length is 43.25 inch. The barrel length is 24.50 inch. This rifle comes from my personal collection of Polish military firearms. CONDITION: Fine. 80-82% of original finish is still on metal. The black baked enamel on the receiver is mostly gone, the phosphate finish is still there. Nice, solid stock with some handling marks. Wood may have been refurbished long time ago (there is no serial number visible on the stock, and all the markings are fading). Excellent bore with strong and shiny rifling. Strong action. Mechanically the rifle is in excellent condition as well. All the internal parts of the rifle are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. No import markings. Very scarce, early production Polish kbks M.1931 military training rifle! Serial# 7XX.

Very Scarce Polish kbks wz.1931 Military Training Rifle

Caliber: .22 LR.

Price: $2575

Inventory # 22_0153

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DESCRIPTION: Very scarce Polish pre-World War Two wz. 1931 single shot military trainer! The rifle displays following markings on the receiver: "Polish Eagle, F.B. Radom 1935"("F.B." = Fabryka Broni = The Arms Factory at Radom, Poland). The left side of the receiver rail displays model markings, "kbk.S. wz.31". Wz. 1931 rifle was a standard Polish military trainer in the 1930-s. "Kbk.S" is a Polish language abbreviation that stands for, "karabinek sportowy" (sporting carbine). Accordingly, "wz" (wzor) will translate to "model", or "pattern". Despite such a sporting nomenclature, kbks was used mostly as a military trainer for Polish recruits. Many such rifles were also given to various level schools and universities for student military training. Externally, the rifle is very similar to wz.1929 Mauser rifle, as it was meant to be a trainer for Polish army recruits. The dimensions and weight are also almost identical to those of wz.1929 rifle. All matching serial numbers (the matching serial numbers are stamped on the receiver, barrel, stock, buttplate, rear sights, extractor and bolt; other parts of the rifle do not have serial numbers, which is correct for this model). All the serial numbers are factory original, and they were not restamped. The rifle has an original black baked enamel over phosphate finish on metal. Military style front sight with protective wings. Military style, adjustable rear sight calibrated from 20 to 100 meter. The rifle was manufactured with a short finger groove in the forestock. Steel buttplate and trigger guard. Polish Mauser style sling swivels (correct). Some Polish arsenal markings are stamped on the right side of the buttstock: "WB" (in a circle). The lower part of the buttstock displays, "Polish Eagle" and "D 2" (in a oval - stamped just behind the trigger guard, please, see pictures). Correct bolt with straight handle. The cleaning rod is missing. Overall length is 43.25 inch. The barrel length is 24.50 inch. This rifle comes from my personal collection of Polish military firearms. CONDITION: Fine. 82-85% of original finish is still on metal. Nice stock with some handling marks, light dings and small scratches. The right side of the stock has a small horizontal hairline crack (just below the receiver ring, please, see pictures). The rear part of the handguard also has a hairline crack (please, see pictures). Wood is in original finish. Excellent bore with strong and shiny rifling. Strong action. Mechanically the rifle is in excellent condition as well. All the internal parts of the rifle are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. No import markings. Very scarce Polish kbks wz.1931 military training rifle! Serial# 134XX.

Very Scarce Polish kbks Wz.1898 Mauser Training Rifle (Warsaw, 1928)

Caliber: .22 LR.

Price: $2675

Inventory # mau_0668

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DESCRIPTION: Very scarce Polish kbks wz. 1898 training rifle in .22 LR caliber. "Kbks" is a Polish language abbreviation that stands for, "karabinek sportowy" (sporting carbine). Accordingly, "wz" (wzor) will translate to "model", or "pattern". Despite such a sporting nomenclature, kbks was used mainly as a military trainer for Polish recruits. Many such rifles were also given to various level schools and universities for student military training. Standard Polish trainer in the 1920-s and 1930-s. Originally, Polish made K98 in 7.92 mm Mauser caliber, later it was converted to single shot .22 LR trainer configuration. The magazine follower and spring were removed to allow only single shot action. The "empty" magazine served as a brass catcher (as in a number of other military training rifles). The bolt was modified accordingly for the .22 LR. The bolt is from the German Kar. 98 AZ, as indicated by markings under the handle. It was converted to .22 LR by one of the Polish arsenals, and marked with the Polish eagle on the handle (please, see pictures). It is quite common to see Imperial German bolts, usually from Kar.98AZ, or Gew.98, on early production Polish rifles. The action was rebarreled with newly manufactured .22 barrel. The rifle is marked on the receiver: "Polish Eagle, P.F.K. WARSZAWA 1928" ("P.F.K."=Panstwowa Fabryka Karabinow = The State Rifle Factory in Warsaw, Poland). The left side of the receiver displays, "K98" (model designation before the conversion). Manufactured without provision for the cleaning rod. The right side of the buttstock displays an interesting cartouche, "Eagle over a Shield with a Letter 'K' inside" (fading). Matching serial numbers, except for the buttplate (matching numbers are stamped on the receiver, barrel, nosecap, barrel band, front sights, rear sights, trigger guard and magazine floor plate; the number on the stock is fading and impossible to recognize; the bolt does not show a serial number; the number on the buttplate is close - but the first digit is '5' instead of '2' - error?). Four sling swivels. Later, some of the kbks Wz.1898 rifles (but not all) were marked on the hand guard with a large caliber designation, "22", that allowed Polish recruits to properly identify the rifle as a trainer. This rifle does not have such markings (I believe that these ".22" markings were not burned in wood by Polish arsenals, but rather by units/schools that used the rifles). Overall length is 43.25 inch. The barrel length is 24.75 inch. This rifle comes from my personal collection of Polish military firearms. CONDITION: Fine+ to low excellent. 92% of blue finish is still on metal. Some blue finish is turning to brownish color (mainly on the trigger guard and on the magazine floor plate). Occasional light patina/peppering on some metal parts. Some brown patina on the buttplate. Solid stock displays nice smooth finish with some light handling marks and dings. No cracks to wood. Wood was probably refurbished when the rifle was converted to .22 LR configuration, as the markings and numbers are fading. Bore is in fine condition. Strong action. Mechanically, the rifle is in excellent condition. All the internal parts of the rifle are in fine condition. All the markings and numbers on metal are clearly visible. The rifle is in all original condition, as brought from the war. No import markings. Very scarce Polish kbks wz. 1898 trainer! Serial# 21XX.

Very Scarce Polish kbks wz.1931 Military Training Rifle

Caliber: .22 LR.

Price: $2275

Inventory # 22_0152

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DESCRIPTION: Very scarce Polish pre-World War Two wz. 1931 single shot military trainer! The rifle displays following markings on the receiver: "Polish Eagle, F.B. Radom 1932"("F.B." = Fabryka Broni = The Arms Factory at Radom, Poland). The left side of the receiver rail displays model markings, "kbk.S. wz.31". Wz. 1931 rifle was a standard Polish military trainer in the 1930-s. "Kbk.s" is a Polish language abbreviation that stands for, "karabinek sportowy" (sporting carbine). Accordingly, "wz" (wzor) will translate to "model", or "pattern". Despite such a sporting nomenclature, kbks was used mostly as a military trainer for Polish recruits. Many such rifles were also given to various level schools and universities for student military training. Externally, the rifle is very similar to wz.1929 Mauser rifle, as it was meant to be a trainer for Polish army recruits. The dimensions and weight are also almost identical to those of wz.1929 rifle. All matching serial numbers (the matching serial numbers are stamped on the receiver, barrel, stock, buttplate, rear sights and bolt; other parts of the rifle do not have serial numbers, which is correct for this model). The serial number on the stock is fading, but still recognizable. All the serial numbers are factory original, and they were not restamped. The rifle has an original black baked enamel over phosphate finish on metal. Military style front sight with protective wings. Military style, adjustable rear sight calibrated from 20 to 100 meter. The rifle was manufactured with a short finger groove in the forestock. Steel buttplate and trigger guard. Polish Mauser style sling swivels (correct). Some Polish arsenal markings are stamped on the right side of the buttstock: "D" (in an octagon), "WB" (in a circle). The lower part of the buttstock also displays, "D" (in an octagon - stamped just behind the trigger guard). The bolt handle was bend down in German style, which may indicate that the rifle was used as a trainer by German military during the war. The cleaning rod and extractor are missing. Overall length is 43.25 inch. The barrel length is 24.50 inch. CONDITION: Fine. 94-95% of original finish is still on metal. Most of the finish wear is on the sharp edges of steel parts. Solid stock with some handling marks, light dings and small scratches. No cracks in wood. Wood has some kind of wax, or varnish finish, which is partially worn, most likely as a result of over cleaning. Excellent bore with strong and shiny rifling. Strong action. Mechanically the rifle is in excellent condition as well. All the internal parts of the rifle are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. No import markings. Very scarce Polish kbks wz.1931 military training rifle! Serial# 43XX.

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Swiss Martini Schutzen Rifle by J. Gysi in Interlaken

Caliber: 10.4 x 38 mm, rimfire (Swiss .41)

Price: $1975

Inventory # arc_0537

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DESCRIPTION: Very nice Swiss Martini Schutzen rifle! The rifle features an extra long and heavy half-round, half-octagonal barrel. It was manufactured specifically for Swiss-style long range target shooting. The rifle displays the maker's markings on the left side of the receiver, "Joh. Gysi Interlaken". Several Swiss markings, numbers and proofs are stamped on various metal parts of the rifle. The stocks do not show any markings. Set trigger mechanism. Swiss style butt plate. Swiss target style rear sights. Target style front sight. Two sling swivels. All steel furniture. There is a bayonet lug on the right side of the nosecap. Complete with an original cleaning rod. CONDITION: Fine. The barrel has 98% of crisp blue finish. Fading case coloring on the receiver with some scattered patina and peppering. The blue on the buttplate, nosecap, rear sight, sling swivels and lever is turning to brownish color. Nice stocks with some handling marks and light scratches. There are no cracks in wood. The finish on the stocks is original. Excellent bore with sharp and shiny rifling. Action is very crisp and fully functional. The set trigger mechanism works very well. All the internal parts of the rifle are in fine condition, with no visible wear. All the markings on metal are clearly visible. Very high quality of machining and metal finish. Overall length: 49 inches. Barrel length: 32.25 inches. Scarce and very attractive Swiss Martini Schutzen rifle! (Oversize shipping and insurance rate is $40 for this item only).

Swiss Milbank-Amsler Schutzen Rifle

Caliber: 10.4 x 38 mm, rimfire (Swiss .41)

Price: $1875

Inventory # arc_0362

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DESCRIPTION: Beautiful Swiss Milbank-Amsler Schutzen rifle! The rifle features an extra long and very heavy octagonal barrel. It was manufactured specifically for Swiss-style long range target shooting. The rifle is a conversion of the M. 1851 Federal Percussion Stutzer. This type of the swinging-block mechanism conversion was approved for the Swiss army issue in December 1863. Originally, the system was patented in the USA by Isaac Milbank, and later it was modified by Rudolf Amsler. Twenty gun makers took part in the Swiss army conversion program. The rifle displays the maker's markings on the barrel, "Widmer Ettiswil". These are the markings of a gun maker who converted the rifle from military to target style. The back of the barrel displays the wording, "Acier Fondu". The lock plate displays a letter, "S". Several Swiss markings and proofs are stamped on various metal parts of the rifle. The stock does not show any markings. Double set trigger mechanism. Swiss style butt plate. Swiss target style micro-adjustable rear sights (they can be moved on the rail, which is an integral part of the barrel). Target style front sight. Two sling swivels. All steel furniture. The rifle does not have a provision for the cleaning rod (ramrod). CONDITION: Low excellent. 92% of the finish is still present on the metal. Some finish is turning to brown color. Nice stock with few handling marks and light scratches. There is a small crack on the left side of the stock near the counter screw. A small block of wood was nicely replaced on the right side of the stock, just below the breech block. There is also a small chip on the right side of the stock just in front the the breech block (please, see pictures). Excellent bore with sharp and shiny rifling. Action is very crisp and fully functional. The double set trigger mechanism works very well. All the internal parts of the rifle are in excellent condition. All the markings on metal are clearly visible. Overall length: 54 inches. Barrel length: 34 inches. Antique. Scarce and very attractive Swiss breech loading Schutzen rifle! (Oversize shipping and insurance rate is $45 for this item only).

Very Early Swiss M.1869 Vetterli Rifle (a Prototype?)

Caliber: 10.4 x 38R, Rimfire.

Price: $3475

Inventory # arc_0306

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DESCRIPTION: Unusual and one of a kind Swiss Vetterli M.1869 rifle! The rifle was made by Weber-Ruesch in Zurich, and is accordingly marked on the left side of the receiver. This maker was not awarded a Swiss army contract, so perhaps the rifle is one of the prototypes made for trials, or a sample presented to Swiss army for consideration. The other possibility is that the rifle was simply offered on the commercial market. The rifle is virtually identical with early military model 1869 trial rifle described in "Die Repetiergewehre der Schweiz" , p. 30. The M.1863 rear sights are similar to those found on Milbank Amsler and Peabody military rifles, as well as on some Swiss sporting and target rifles. I have also seen similar sights installed on Swiss Martini target rifles. Some early Vetterli M.1867, 1868 and M.1869 prototype rifles have also used this type of rear sights (see: "Die Repetiergewehre der Schweiz" , p.19, p.22, pp.25-30). The rifle has all the early features of M.1869 series. Some parts of the rifle are crudely manufactured, especially when compared to military M.69/71 (rear sling swivel!). High capacity tubular magazine under the barrel (12+1 rounds). The rifle does not show the usual Swiss Cross stamped on the receiver and buttstock. There is no serial number. Some parts are stamped with assembly numbers that should not be confused with the serial numbers. Right side of the buttstock displays a German silver shield inlaid in the wood (with no markings). The left side of the chamber displays a letter "K" and a small cantonal (?) crest (unrecognizable). The barrel displays following markings under the forestock, "C.W.& C. 3752". The metal displays also a couple of smaller marks. The lower part of the buttstock displays a museum, or a collection number black painted on the white background, "C111". The rifle still has a scarce loading gate cover and the magazine cut off lever, that were removed from most of the early Vetterli rifles. The receiver dust cover was removed from the rifle. The forestock has original checkering. Complete with commercial style, period cleaning rod, which is most likely not correct for this type of rifle. CONDITION: Fine+. The rifle has polished steel finish with traces of brown patina. The buttplate shows some darker patina. The stocks are in original finish. Some handling marks, dings and minor scratches are visible on the stocks. No cracks to the stocks. Very good bore with strong, shiny rifling (counter bored couple of inches from the muzzle). Action works fine. Antique. Very early and one of the kind Swiss M.1869/71 Vetterli rifle, that is worth further research! Serial# NN.

Swiss Military Style Breech Loading Percussion Schutzen Rifle

Caliber: 10.4 mm

Price: $3750

Inventory # arc_0119

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DESCRIPTION: Scarce Swiss military style breech loading percussion Schutzen rifle. Interesting percussion breech loading mechanism, similar to the Mont Storm patent, and later cartridge rifles, Milbank-Amsler and Albini-Braendlin. The breech is locked by a massive steel rod operated by "Monkey Tail" style lever located on the receiver tang, above the butt stock. Swiss style butt plate, trigger guard and rear sight. Swiss style bayonet lug on the right side of the barrel (Swiss style target shooting requires the military style rifle with a bayonet lug). Two barrel bands configuration. All steel furniture. The right side of the chamber displays following maker's markings, "RAMEAU" (Swiss gun maker who built the schutzen rifle?). The left side of the chamber displays following maker's markings, "Crown over P&C" (Belgian gun maker who supplied the lock mechanism?). The rear sight is installed on the rail and can be adjusted forward and backward on the barrel. No provision for the ramrod. CONDITION: Excellent. The lock works fine. Some light patina on steel parts. Original finish on the stock. Overall length: 46 inch. Barrel length: 26.25 inch. Antique. Scarce! This is the only rifle utilizing such breech loading mechanism, I have ever seen!

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