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Re: Single Shot Rifles at Auction [Re: lancaster]
      #245575 - 12/04/14 01:24 PM

german needle fire hunting rifle in 10mm kaliber, 1860s






its allways amazing how many different guns you see with the Peterlongo/Innsbruck name on it
here a 11mm Gasser/Vienna revolver carbine made like a fine stutzen







in the upcoming Hermann Historica auction in mai

http://www.hermann-historica.de/db2_de/onlinekatalogeneu.html

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Re: Single Shot Rifles at Auction [Re: lancaster]
      #245587 - 12/04/14 08:06 PM

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german needle fire hunting rifle in 10mm kaliber, 1860s









Suhl made to the Doersch & von Baumgarten 1865 action design. The "receiver" is made as an extension of the barrel.

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Re: Single Shot Rifles at Auction [Re: kuduae]
      #245599 - 13/04/14 04:30 AM

yes, Doersch & von Baumgarten came also in my mind but I dont had the time to compare it
looks like a very advanced rifle for its time with the 10mm caliber.
would be nice to have it in the safe.

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Re: Single Shot Rifles at Auction [Re: lancaster]
      #245997 - 18/04/14 11:45 PM

charming single shot in 6,5x70R the so called pencil cartridge
by Emil Keppler
scope mount Patent Jungson, Suhl

http://egun.de/market/item.php?id=4897711











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Re: Single Shot Rifles at Auction [Re: lancaster]
      #246933 - 04/05/14 09:41 AM

From Australian Arms Auctions:

ENGLISH THOMAS TURNER 1/2 STOCKED W.J.JEFFERY FALLING BLOCK RIFLE: 450/400; 25" barrel marked THOMAS TURNER FISHER STREET BIRMINGHAM; f. bore; ramp front sight, fixed block rear sight; rear of back sight marked FRIED KRUPP ESSEN 450/400 3¼" INCH CARTRIDGE CHARGE 60 GRAINS CORDITE - 400 EX CORDITE 60 GR OR BALL 400 GR MAX; safety lever to rhs marked SAFE in gold, partly visible; plain action with fine borderline foliate engraving; slight wear to profiles & markings; soft brown patina to barrel, action, lever & fittings; action tang drilled for peep sight; f to g chequered pistol grip stock & forend with horn cap, mod bruising & wear to chequering; gwo & f to g cond. C.1896 #7835



A martini (Is the action tiny, or the barrel heavy? Or neither??)

WESTLEY RICHARDS 1869 PATENT IMPROVED MARTINI ACTION BIG GAME RIFLE: 500/450; express No.2 case; 28" rnd barrel marked HENRY'S PATENT RIFLING EXPRESS FOR NO.2 CASE 38; f to g bore; with barrel ring; blade front sight & fixed notched rear sight; foliate engraved action with safety lever to rhs; WESTLEY RICHARDS address to lhs; slight wear to profiles & engraving; v. faint W.R. address; clear barrel markings; blue/plum finish to barrel; lt brown to action, lever & fittings; f to g stock with straight chequered wrist, NO.52 stamped to rhs of butt, chequered forend with horn cap & hairline crack to lhs; missing cleaning rod; gwo & f to g cond. C.1875. #414



WEBLEY 1902 PATENT FARQUHARSON FALLING BLOCK S/S BIG GAME RIFLE by W.J.JEEFERY & retailed by army & navy csl: 470 NE Cal; 27"stepped & tapered rnd barrel; shiny bore but rounded lands; ramp mounted bead front sight with flip up moon sight & provision for hinged sight cover; block mounted rear express sight with one standing & 2 folding leaves; barrel address army & navy csl london 470 3¼" solid metal case 75 grns cordite powder 500 grns soft nose nickel bullet; top tang safety with gold safe a & n csl to lhs of action & webley no.6365, 1902 patent & w&s winged bullet; barrel & action blued; lever case hardened with plum patina; exc restock with chequering at wrist & forend; capped pistol grip & red rubber recoil pad; gwo & vg cond. #47094 L/R



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Re: Single Shot Rifles at Auction [Re: Ash]
      #247075 - 07/05/14 01:02 PM

Okay!

First one went for (all AU) $3000, 2nd was $2400, 3rd didnt sell.

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Re: Single Shot Rifles at Auction [Re: Ash]
      #247301 - 11/05/14 02:03 AM

the 3rd looking realy unusual

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a Husqvarna Martini rifle with a surprise chamber in 450(?)


https://auctionet.com/sv/138791-151-kulg.../images#image_1

I dont believe that the action was made in Sweden. Husqvarna had some connections to Liege so the action was probably build in Belgium.
78cm long barrel
Husqvarna build rolling block and double rifles in 450 BPE 3" and also later some double guns in 450 NE but can the 3" long brass working in this action here?




another mystery Martini for sale at Widforss


https://auctionet.com/sv/137318-152-kulg.../images#image_1


a typical british rifle but made(?) by W.Foerster Berlin, prussian court gunmaker
caliber is given here as 10,8x47R so probably one of the german target rounds made by using 11,15x60R Mauser brass




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Re: Single Shot Rifles at Auction [Re: lancaster]
      #247365 - 12/05/14 05:09 PM

A bit late here in reply to the Gibbs for sale at Rock Island Auction.
It is a great pity that this rifle has been "got at" by the gun butchers, I cannot understand why anyone would actually pay to have a nice rifle like this ruined, total lack of taste I suppose, it could however still be returned to it's former glory by un doing all of the butchery, the forend looks absolutely hideous! Huvious my friend, your thoughts are exactly the same as mine.
I notice the screws in the Selous plates(one of only two Ha, Ha) are tightened to their original "timed" position so at least they got that bit right!I can only hope it went to a good home.
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Re: Single Shot Rifles at Auction [Re: Englishman]
      #247380 - 13/05/14 02:32 AM

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...Huvious my friend, your thoughts are exactly the same as mine.
I notice the screws in the Selous plates(one of only two Ha, Ha) are tightened to their original "timed" position so at least they got that bit right!I can only hope it went to a good home.
Chris, France.




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Re: Single Shot Rifles at Auction [Re: Huvius]
      #247835 - 24/05/14 09:39 PM





Sale A0614 Lot 929

WESTLEY RICHARDS
A FINE .500 (3IN.) BLACK POWDER EXPRESS 'IMPROVED MARTINI 1871 PATENT LONG RANGE LARGE GAME RIFLE', serial no. 3520,
30 1/4in. octagonal black powder barrel with finely chequered top flat, two banners engraved 'WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO. LONDON.', and 'LONG RANGE LARGE GAME RIFLE', block mounted fore-sight and express rear sights with silver-inlaid folding leaf sights for 100, 200, 300, 400, 500 and 600 yards, the standing sight for 100 yards marked '100 & 480 Grs', the folding leaf sight for 100 yards marked '120 & 570 Grs', the breech end with the Westley triangle mark, the left of the barrel engraved 'FOR WESTLEY RICHARDS SPECIAL 3IN. TAPER CARTRIDGE. 500 BORE', the action engraved with the Westley triangle and 'WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO. LONDON.' on the left, on the right with 'PATENT', the whole with bold scrolling acanthus motifs, the rear of the action with a matted finish, retaining much original blued finish overall, the underlever and block retaining some original colour-hardening, 15 1/4in. well-figured semi-pistolgrip stock with steel buttplate with trap (brushed finish), sling eyes, detachable bolstered fore-end with horn finial, weight 9lb. 11oz.

Please click HERE to view Terms & Conditions.

Estimate £3,000-5,000

http://auctions.holtsauctioneers.com/asp...4&saletype=


Sale A0614 Lot 953



ALEXr HENRY, EDINBURGH
A .450 (3 1/4IN.) BLACK POWDER SINGLE-BARRELLED FALLING-BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 2251,
circa 1880, with 28in. black powder only round barrel, block-mounted open sights with folding leaf sight, block-mounted bead fore-sight, barrel engraved 'ALEXr. HENRY, 12 SOUTH ST. ANDREW ST. EDINBURGH. PATENT NO. 1581', action engraved 'PATENT NO. 455', non-rebounding cranked back-action left hand lock with bolted hammer safety, chequered pistol-grip stock, iron heel-plate with central trapdoor, bolstered chequered fore-end with rounded tip, traces of finish throughout

Please click HERE to view Terms & Conditions.

Estimate £3,500-4,500
http://auctions.holtsauctioneers.com/asp...7&saletype=



Sale A0614 Lot 971





A SCARCE 17mm (SNIDER) SINGLE-SHOT BREECH-LOADING SPORTING-RIFLE SIGNED OWEN POWELL, MODEL 'NEWARK'S PATENT', no visible serial number,
circa 1867, with octagonal 28in. barrel, bead fore-sight, standing notch rear-sight with two additional folding leaves, scroll engraved flip-open breech marked 'NEWARK'S PATENT' locked shut by the fall of an external dummy hammer, scroll engraved bar-action lock signed 'OWEN POWELL', walnut half-stock chequered at the wrist, iron furniture including pistol-grip trigger-guard tang and under-barrel wooden clearing rod

Please click HERE to view Terms & Conditions.

Estimate £800-1,200
http://auctions.holtsauctioneers.com/asp...0&saletype=

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Re: Single Shot Rifles at Auction [Re: lancaster]
      #247840 - 24/05/14 11:39 PM

The estimates on the Westley and (especially) the A. Henry are way too high IMO.
The Westley "long range large game" rifles are much sought after but maybe not so much in an 1871 and with the exchange and premium, could nudge $10KUS which I just don't see on an "improved Martini".
Is the market up in the UK? Seems like the estimates for this kind of stuff are double what they were just a couple years ago.

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Re: Single Shot Rifles at Auction [Re: Huvius]
      #247857 - 25/05/14 10:38 AM

Huvius - The Alexander Henry is about right for the UK (most good ones will fetch over £4000) until we have to remember the 30% commission/tax that go on top of it

I certainly agree that the WR is way too high

The Snider/Newarks Patent would interest me at the lower estimate as I particularly like Sniders but the aforesaid 30% would put it too high

I will be on my way to the Pacific when the auction happens but will try to watch it on the internet, there are a couple of other items that interest me and on line bidding can lead one astray..........................

Bought a Cape Rifle today, will post soon

Best

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Re: Single Shot Rifles at Auction [Re: TH44]
      #250189 - 08/07/14 06:05 PM

Auktionshaus Zwack/Germany Sommerauktion 12.07.2014
a miniature Kaiserstutzen in 22 lr
oal 86 cm and barrel 40 cm long
http://online.auktion-zwack.de/ufItemInfo.aspx?a_id=78&i_id=27435&s_id=212

























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Re: Single Shot Rifles at Auction [Re: lancaster]
      #251419 - 01/08/14 11:38 PM

J. P. Sauer&Sohn Suhl Tell 9,3x57R 360 with a new made match barrel in 22 hornet

http://egun.de/market/item.php?id=5036843













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Re: Single Shot Rifles at Auction [Re: lancaster]
      #251595 - 06/08/14 01:27 AM

Igorrock posted a very nice Sharps Borchard midrange rifle at the upcoming Walterborg auction but they also have this W.W. Greener Rook rifle as well.

http://www.walterborg.se/auktion/H13/bilder/2278_4.jpg

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Re: Single Shot Rifles at Auction [Re: alvittos]
      #253078 - 02/09/14 09:57 PM

Quite interesting 10 cal. big bore Rigby, what a pity that stock isn´t original. Same seller has some other interesting weapons too:

























http://www.egun.de/market/item.php?id=5082959

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Re: Single Shot Rifles at Auction [Re: Igorrock]
      #253255 - 06/09/14 09:20 AM

Purdey single shot sidelock made for the Marchioness of Breadalbane (of Blackmount fame)
http://auctions.holtsauctioneers.com/asp...3&saletype=

J. PURDEY & SONS
A RARE 7X57R ROTARY-UNDERLEVER SINGLE-BARRELLED SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK NON-EJECTOR SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 16880,
26in. London nitro reproved lined barrel (originally in .303 calibre) with solid raised partially matted top rib, engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS, AUDLEY HOUSE, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID-PRESSED STEEL', open sights and folding leaf sight marked for 100 and 200 yards and with white metal-inlaid sight lines, ramped bead fore-sight with flip-up moonsight, the breech end mounted with a Swarovski Habicht 3-9x36A Nova telescopic sight in later quickly-detachable mounts, self-opening treble-grip action with sprung underlever, removable striker disc, fences finely carved in high relief in Barre style with stylised acanthus on a stippled background, automatic bolted safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' and 'BOLTED' details, right hand lockplate with arrow cocking-indicator with pinless dummy lockplate on the left, best fine floral bouquet and acanthus scroll engraving, retaining slight traces of original colour-hardening with some reblued finish, 14 5/8in. well-figured replacement pistolgrip stock with cheekpiece, engraved steel pistolgrip-cap, sling swivels and engraved steel heel and toe-plates, weight 9lb. 7oz., in its brass-mounted oak and leather case

Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this rifle was originally completed in .303 calibre, 'with 26in. Whitworth steel barrel, lever over guard, opening third grip to action and eyes for sling, detonating scroll engraved'. The rifle was completed in 1900 for Marchioness Breadalbane.
The Purdey trade label in the lid of the case has 'Lady Breadalbane' inscribed in pencil at the top left corner.

Lady Alma Imogen Carlotta Leonore Graham, born in 1854 as the youngest daughter of James Graham, 4th Duke of Montrose married Gavin Campbell, 1st Marquess of Breadalbane KG, PC, JP, DL, Seventh Earl of Breadalbane and Holland in 1872 to become the Marchioness Breadalbane. She died in 1932, ten years after the death of her husband. The marquessate of Breadalbane became extinct following his death. His Scottish titles, the Earl of Breadalbane and Holland continued until 1995, when the tenth Earl died childless and the title became dormant.

Other Notes: The proof marks on the barrel would indicate that in 1953 the rifle was converted to .22 Hornet and that subsequently, in 1993 it was lined with a Bohler Rasant steel insert in its current 7x57R calibre and reproved at the London proofhouse.

Estimate £18,000-22,000

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Re: Single Shot Rifles at Auction [Re: JabaliHunter]
      #256188 - 01/11/14 09:47 PM

Nice Martini -actioned british made single shot rifle for sale in incoming Widforss auction in Sweden:

https://auctionet.com/sv/search/59-licensvapen

https://auctionet.com/sv/196235-157-kulg...3-tillv-nr-1932





And then some other interesting single shot rifles for sale in same eauction:

Marlin Mod. Ballard´s Patent, cal. .32 Long

https://auctionet.com/sv/195035-154-kulg...se-nr-se1219804




Purdey Rook rifle, cal. .360

https://auctionet.com/sv/206164-188-kulg...0-tillv-nr-2623





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Re: Single Shot Rifles at Auction [Re: Igorrock]
      #256457 - 09/11/14 03:20 PM

a 10,3x60R single shot with a martini action by sonderegger/switzerland
http://www.egun.de/market/item.php?id=5143819
for the so called "Bündner Patrone" because the 10,3x60R was for decades the cartridge for hunting big game in the canton of Graubünden












Mauser 71 clone "A.Brandt in Fürstenwalde" but probably made in Suhl/Zella Mehlis
9,5x49R, comes with brass and custum die set
http://www.egun.de/market/item.php?id=5124432















































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Re: Single Shot Rifles at Auction [Re: lancaster]
      #256466 - 09/11/14 06:37 PM

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a 10,3x60R single shot with a martini action by sonderegger/switzerland
http://www.egun.de/market/item.php?id=5143819
for the so called "Bündner Patrone" because the 10,3x60R was for decades the cartridge for hunting big game in the canton of Graubünden






Lancaster,
as fas as I know the min. 10.2 mm caliber rule is still in force in Graubünden, and the ancient 10,3x60R is still much in use.
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Re: Single Shot Rifles at Auction [Re: fuhrmann]
      #256474 - 09/11/14 10:34 PM

The 10.3x60R Bündner Patrone is nothing else than a Swiss Nitro Express load of the old British .450/.400 2 3/8" case.

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Re: Single Shot Rifles at Auction [Re: kuduae]
      #256719 - 14/11/14 01:49 PM

Westley 1897 at Rock Island Auction.

http://www.rockislandauction.com/viewitem/aid/63/lid/1387



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Re: Single Shot Rifles at Auction [Re: Huvius]
      #256732 - 14/11/14 05:25 PM

That was on Guns International for like $4900?

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Re: Single Shot Rifles at Auction [Re: Ash]
      #256752 - 15/11/14 12:28 AM

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That was on Guns International for like $4900?




Could be. I would like to get it for the estimate though!

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Re: Single Shot Rifles at Auction [Re: Huvius]
      #256753 - 15/11/14 01:06 AM

The descrition characterizes the scope mount as being fitted to the receiver and the barrel. It looks to me as though both blocks are on the barrel. It would have been a shame to drill and tap the receiver.

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