BRITISH HAMMERLESS GUNS  

WATSON Bros.

29 Old Bond St. London 

Best quality BL/E, No 1 of a pair, 30 inch best fine Damascus barrels, 70mm chambers, nitro reproof, 2004, 3rd bite, very good bores. Game choked,  Anson safe, fully scroll engraved, signed action, pushrod forend with orig. wood, Deeley ejectors. Restocked in VERY well figured Turkish walnut with panels & chequered heel, to your sizes. Weight approx 6lbs, 8ozs. In a new best London canvas case with leather corners and makers label.

Pairs of 12 bore Watson boxlocks are very rare. Ready soon.

approx GBP2,500.00

JOSEPH HARKOM & Sons,

30 George St Edinburgh

Fine qualityBL/E, 28" brls, 2 3/4" chams, Greener crossbolt,  rebarreled in 1975, mint bores, fully engraved in bouquet & scroll, restocked/new forend wood in figured Turkish Walnut with panels & chequred heel, circa. 1922, VGC.

£POA

 

JAMES MACNAUGHTON

36 Hanover Street, Edinburgh

 

Fine quality BL/E  30" steel brls, 2 1/2" chams, mint bores, reproofed in 1961, fully engraved in scroll, restocked & new forend wood with panels,  points & chequred heel in figured Turkish walnut, circa. 1920, VGC.

 £POA

 

WILLIAM HORTON

98 Buchanan Street, Glasgow 

Fine quality 16 bore bl/e, original 28 1/4" steel brls, 2 3/4" chams, sunken rib, 3rd bite, some pitting, recent nitro reproof.

Border engraved action & furniture, Anson safe. Pushrod forend with Westley Richards ejectors. Restocked/new forend wood in figured Turkish walnut, with panels, points & chequred heel. Circa. 1887-1896, weight 6lbs. 

A nice example from a rare Scottish maker who was in business from 1855- 1924. 

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WILLIAM FORD,

Lower Loveday St.,Birmingham.

'THE ECLIPSE GUN', BL/NE, No2 of a pair, 28inch fine Damascus barrels, 70mm chambers, game choked, good bores, nitro reproof, 2002. Doll's head extension & Westley- Richards leverwork, intercepting scears, Anson safe, border engraved action, blued furniture, pushrod forend. Patent pushrod & cam cocking system. Restocked & new forend wood, with panels, points & chequered heel in very well figured Turkish walnut to your sizes. Oil finish. Made in his first year of gunmaking.Very rare.

approx GBP1,500.00

 

FRED. WILLIAMS

London  & Birmingham.  

BL/NE, 30inch barrels, 70mm chambers, quarter & three-quarter choke, nitro reproof, 2005, good bores, Greener crossbolt, bouquet & scroll engraving, pushrod forend, restocked in very well figured Turkish walnut with panels & points, semi-P.G., London panel on heel, to your sizes

 approxGBP1,000.00

 

JOHN GRAHAM & Co.

27 Union St. Inverness         

BL/E, 27inch steel brls, 70mm chams, nitro reproof, some internal & external pitting, engraved action, pushrod forend, original stock & forend wood.

  approx GBP 800.00

 

K. D. RADCLIFFE

150 High St. Colchester                   

BL/NE, 28inch Damascus brls, back bored, orig. length, NOT shortened, 70mm chams, nitro reproof 2006, some pitting, approx. quarter chokes large scroll engraving, traces of colour remaining, orig.14.5 inch stock, Hackett forend, silver oval & chequered heel.

approx GBP500.00

IMPORTED HAMMERLESS GUNS

FUSILS DARNE

St Etienne     

20 bore lightweight ejector, 28inch steel brls, 70mm chams, game choked, re-tubed, raised matted rib, blued border engraved action, original stock, horn heelplate

approx GBP1,000.00
 

A H FOX

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  

AH Fox AE grade bl/e, 32" Krupp's steel brls, F & F chokes, 3" chambers, good bores, wide matted rib with extension & bite, British nitro proof, border engraved, silver action, blued furniture, hold open top lever, auto safe, Greener forend catch with Baker-type ejectors, semi pistol grip stock & beavertail forend, restocked by us to the original pattern in figured Turkish walnut with a Pachmayer vented pad, 14 3/4" pull, serial number 11928, weight approx. 8lbs.

approx GBP1,500.00
 
BRITISH HAMMERGUNS

JOHN BLANCH & SON

BEST QUALITY 20 BORE      

Back action, Stanton locks, Grant style side lever, original 30" Damascus brls, 2 3/4" chams, mint bores, ORIGINAL BROWNING recent nitro proof, fully engraved in fine scrollwork, traces of original colour on action, hammers, lockplates etc. Well figured stock with horn heelplate & plain silver oval, Scott long lever forend catch, original chequering. All original springs, strikers, screws etc.
In its original canvas case with gilt edged paper label, green cloth lining & leather trim, the case has had some light restoration work including a new handle, straps, a good clean & some re-stitching etc but is otherwise sound. Circa. 1875-1888
We bought the gun from the Grandson of the original owner & it's the nicest Blanch hammergun we have ever had through our hands

GBP 2,500.00

 

S. J. LAPTHORNE

Norwich & Dereham.                  

Nice quality Bar action, top lever, rebounding locks, 30" steel barrels, 70mm chambers, game choked, dolls head extension & 3rd bite, some pitting, nitro reproof, 2000, fully engraved in crisp scroll. Pushrod forend, restocked & new forend wood in very well figured Turkish walnut, to your sizes, London panel on heel. VERY rare maker.

approx GBP1,500.00

 

JAMES SIMKIN & SON,

Churchgate, Bolton, Lancashire  

Best quality 20 bore bar action hammergun, Grant style side lever, best Stanton rebounding  locks with pierced 4-pin bridles, original hammers, springs & pins, Greener forend catch. Fully engraved in scroll & game scenes, it has an unusual & very ornate triggerguard with oversized bow, fancy scroll & oversize trigger blades. The gun is undergoing a complete restoration in our workshops, including sleeving the barrels, 28" with 2 3/4" chambers, restocking & new forend wood in well figured Turkish walnut.

Weight approx. 6lbs, 8ozs.

A very rare maker who was only in business for a short time.

GBP POA

 

WW GREENER

Fine quality hammergun, No.7949     A very early example of a Greener hammergun, 30" Damascus brls, original BP proof, (1868 Rules) Jones lever, bar action locks with half cock, fully scroll engraved, restocked in figured Turkish walnut, original cross bolted forend wood. Sold with a proof exemption certificate. A very early centre fire gun.

£POA

 

ARTHUR ALLAN

144 Trongate, Glasgow                

20 bore bar action, NEW 28" sleeved brls, 70mm chams, game choked, top lever, rebounding locks, sprung strikers, scroll engraved, Hackett forend, original stock & forend, steel heelplate.

 approx GBP1,000.00

 

MIDLAND GUN Co 

8 bore double wildfowler, back action, Jones lever, rebounding locks with sprung strikers, original 36" steel brls, 3 1/2" chams, well choked, Dolls head extension, concave rib, slight pitting, recent nitro reproof. Border engraved. Original figured semi PG stock, LOP 14 3/8", steel heelplate & silver oval, cross bolted forend, recent nitro reproof, weight 12lbs, circa. 1887-1896.      

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C. G. BONEHILL

Price St., Birmingham 

Bar action, 28" steel barrels, 70mm chambers, game choked, excellent bores, dolls head extension & bite, nitro reproof, 2005, scroll & game scene engraving, blued furniture, Greener forend catch, 15" semi P.G. stock with well matched walnut extension & plain silver oval. Reproof 2007

  approx GBP600.00

J. H. CRANE

3 Royal Exchange, London, EC

Fine quality bar action pin fire, 28" Damascus brls, orig. length, NOT shortened, cyl. chokes, some pitting, Pierced Jones lever, fine quality locks with 4-pin bridles, probably by Stanton, fully engraved in crisp bold scrollwork, signed  lockplates, chequred triggers, bolted forend, restocked in very well figured Turkish walnut  in the original style, to a high standard, 14.75" pull, with London panel on heel. Orig. forend  wood with horn tip.

No certificate required in the UK for thisgun.

approx GBP1,500.00

 

JAMES BEATTIE & Son

204 Regent St. London.  

Fine quality, boy's/ ladies 16 bore S/B hammergun, back action, Jones lever, 30" Damascus brl, 70mm cham, imp cyl choke, some pitting, nitro reproof, 2005, scroll engraved, 13.75" figured stock with steel heelplate & silver oval, bolted forend. VERY rare maker. Reproof 2007

   approx GBP500.00

 

T W WATSON & SON

London  

'CAPE RIFLE', 12-bore x .577" x 2" BP, 30 inch Steel barrels, 2 3/4 inch chamber in shot barrel, good bores, some external pitting. Back action locks, Jones lever, Hackett forend, border engraved, guard tang with spur, restocked & new forend in very well figured Turkish walnut, to your sizes, London panel on heel. Very rare.

 approx GBP1,800.00

 

JOSEPH BOURNE & SON

Birmingham              

Nice quality 20 bore single barrel, back action, Jones underlever, original 30inch Damascus barrel, 2 3/4 inch chamber, good bore, recent reproof, scroll engraved, original 14 1/4 inch figured stock with steel tips & toes, full pistolgrip with horn cap & silver oval, Hackett forend with carved horn tip.

READY SOON

  approx GBP600.00

 

ARMY & NAVY CSL

8 BORE hammer wildfowler, back action, Jones lever,rebounding locks with shell fences & sprung strikers, original 32 inch steel brls, 3.5" chams, approx 1/4 & 1/4 chokes (shortened) Dolls head extension, concave rib, slight pitting, recent nitro reproof, original figured semi PG stock, LOP 14 1/8 inch, steel heeplate & silver oval, Rigby type lever forend catch, weight 12lbs, 4ozs, circa. 1875-1887

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