Antique and Deactivated Rifles
On this page you will find details of any antique and deactivated rifles that I may have for sale. We consider the term “Antique” to apply to any rifle that falls under Section 58(2) of the Firearms Act allowing it to be held as a curiosity or ornament without the need for a Firearms License. Any customer wishing to fire any antique rifle will of course need to be placed on certificate before attempting to acquire or manufacture ammunition for it.
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.295/250 Jeffery Rook Rifle OC
.295/250 Rook & Rabbit Rifle by Jeffery. In very fine order throughout with plenty of original colour, very crisp stock and tight action. The bore is as new and I suspect it may have been lined at some point in its original calibre as I have never seen such a crisp bore on a Rook Rifle and it has been proofed for nitro at Birmingham Proof House in 2001 making this an excellent choice for anyone wishing to put it on certificate and use it in historic competitions. £1,450.00
Stock No OC
.62 Baker Rifle by Ketland, Circa 1808. A bit of a mystery these bakers, often attributed to the Ayrshire Rifle Brigade due to the “A.R.” engraved on the top tang of the butt plate (and mentioned in Howard Blackmore’s British Military Firearms book on page 119) however this attribution is doubted by many. Typical early pattern lock marked “W Ketland” indicating it to be an early example, Tower private proof marks to the barrel but War Office inspectors marks to lock, stock and barrel – as you would expect to see on an Ordnance issue Baker. Very good bore with strong rifling and little signs of use or corrosion. Very good original black leather sling with brass buckle – all in all a very pleasing Baker rifle indeed. £POA
Stock No RS1BR
.577 Snider Mk3 Carbine Enfield made Circa 1871. A true purpose made Snider Carbine (not a cut-down rifle) with a near perfect 5-groove rifled steel barrel, matching numbers to the barrel, rearsight, breech, shoe and hut. Clear Enfield 1st class arms roundel to the butt (again purpose made Carbine stock), much original finish remaining throughout. Correct Carbine rearsight and with its correct leather sight protector present, Ordnance marked parts throughout (even down to screws etc.) and correct striker/hammer protector (also Ordnance marked) and retaining chain. A very fine example of one of the rarest issue Sniders. £SOLD
Stock No A132