Drillings, Double Rifles, and Rifles

 
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Holland & Holland rare in Hollands 240 Apex ~ A cased Holland take apart! Includes brass
Drillings, Double Rifles, and Rifles
Caliber
4438
1378
Nice bore on this classic. This is what the English call a "take apart" gun which means it easily breaks down to fit in a smaller case. All one needs is a coin to take the action and barrel out of the stock.

Comes with 100 rounds of brass ready to reload. Note that this rifle is very original including original sights and that it has never been tapped for a scope.

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Bolt Action

Yes
Steel
22 1/2"


240 Apex






13 7/8" with rubber pad (13" wood)






6 lbs. 14 oz.
Yes
 
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$7600

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Westley Richards & Co Model 1897 falling block ~ Comes with Ammo~!
Drillings, Double Rifles, and Rifles
Caliber
4449
34693
A solid rifle that is fun to shoot and knock things down. The rifling is strong and fairly bright but dark with what looks like fine pitting between the rifling.

Comes with two boxes of ammunition but two rounds missing from one box so a total 38 loaded factory rounds.

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Falling Block

No
Steel
28"
NA

450-400 3"

NA
NA


NA
NA
14 5/16"






7 lbs. 9 oz.
Yes
 
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$6800

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J.P. Sauer Double Rifle with excellent barrels by esteemed barrel and rifle maker G.L. Rasch of Braunschweig
Drillings, Double Rifles, and Rifles
Caliber
4621
112724
This rifle has excellent rifling with super bright bores! Rifle comes with brass and RCBS reloading dies.

For those of you not familiar with this round it is in the same class as the .375 H & H. Good for hunting almost anything on our planet. I am not sure about Mars, Venus or beyond but I am sure the owner in about 100 years will let me know!

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top lever back action with rebounding hammers

No
Steel
24 1/4"
NA

9.3x74R

NA
NA


NA
NA
14 1/4"

NA
NA
NA
NA

8 lbs. 15.5 oz.
Yes
 
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$6400

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Bartels Cape gun in 16g. x 8x58R
Drillings, Double Rifles, and Rifles
Caliber
4520
14297
When a double is a side by side with a shotgun on one side and a rifle on the other we call it a cape gun. I have been told this is because the farmers in South Africa, near the Cape Horn, liked these combo guns for their farms. When a combo gun has the over and under orientation it is called a combo gun.

This example is very nice, tight on face, and field ready.

*Note this sidelock features an engraved cartridge trap in the stock and very well fitted claw mounted scope. The current scope is a Redfield 2 3/4X.

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Sidelock

No
Steel
25 1/2"
2-1/2"

2 1/2"nitro 16g.
8x58R

.027 full
NA


.025
NA
14 1/4" with leather covered pad (13 3/16 wood)



0


5lbs 12oz without sc
No
 
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$4900

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Rodda double rifle in .577 Snyder with Selous grip
Drillings, Double Rifles, and Rifles
Caliber
4784
18191
This classic double rifle features rebounding hammers and stalking safeties. What really attracts me to this double is the excellent bores and the 25-30% case colors that still remain on the action. The grip obviously repaired in the Frederick Selous tradition with the very strong brass wrap. It shows no movement. The story goes that F. Selous while on safari had a rifle stepped on by a camel and broken at the wrist. The wrist was repaired in the style of this rifle and Selous was so impressed from then on had his rifles reinforced in this fashion to prevent future breaks. What if this was one of his rifles?

*I said the bore is excellent which I will stand by. I will not say it is like new. The rifling is bright and quite sharp in both barrels. The right bore has some very light pitting up close to the rifling where it is difficult to clean. From experience I feel this could be removed. To sum it up the bores on this rifle are in excellent condition considering this is a black powder rifle from near 150 years ago and certainly should produce excellent groups.

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under lever bar action with rebounding hammers

No
Damascus
28



.577 Snyder






14 9/16" with steel butt plate






8lbs 14.5 ozs
No
 
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Lyon & Lyon Sidelock Ejector Double Rifle ~ (built by Charles Osborne)
Drillings, Double Rifles, and Rifles
Caliber
4720
656
Made for London outfitter Lyon & Lyon this double rifle was built by Charles Osborne.

Forward of the chamber there is light pitting between the rifling and cleans up towards the muzzle. The rifling is distinct.

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Sidelock ejector

Yes
Steel
28"
NA


450 3 1/4" BPE

NA
NA


NA
NA
14 3/8" (13 5/8" original wood)






10 lbs. 2 oz.
No
 
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$4400

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Army & Navy Cape Gun ~ 12g. right and .577-450 Martini Henry ~ English cape guns are rare!
Drillings, Double Rifles, and Rifles
Caliber
4503
24352
What a cool gun! Check out the game scene engraving on the patch box! Would it not be amazing to take this out and stalk a deer and get a grouse with it the same day?

*Check out the folding leaf sights! I have never seen so many.

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Sidelock

No
Steel
30"
2 1/2"


12g. 2 1/2" and .577-450 Martini H.

rifle
.007 (recessed choke)


Rifled
.040
14 5/8" to a thin metal butt plate






9lbs 14 oz
No
 
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$3400

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1885 Highwall in 45-70 built by King Machine Works, John King of Kila Montana ~Kreiger 1-17 Twist barrel
Drillings, Double Rifles, and Rifles
Caliber
4671
007
Montana Vintage arms front sight and rear sight base on this stunning rifle. No. 7 rifle built. Perfect bore. I think this is a bargain.
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falling block

No
Steel
30
NA

45-70

NA
NA


NA
NA
14"






10lbs. 12oz.
No
 
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$2750

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Alex Martin 7mm Mauser by Alex Martin of Glasgow Scotland ~ Classic English features
Drillings, Double Rifles, and Rifles
Caliber
4700
8900
Nice bore on this classic. Note the bolt peep like one would see on a Rigby, the three folding safari style rear express sights and also the fold over hooded front sight with a night site!

Some info from the Internet Gun Club, which is run by many English shotgun collectors and this is what was listed.

There are reports that the firm of Alexander Martin was established in 1778. There were three cutlers and / or gun makers named Alexander Martin, this date appears to refer to the grandfather of the man who made the name of Alexander Martin famous around the world. Alexander (I) was a cutler and possibly also a gunmaker, a burgess and guild brother in Paisley, about 7 miles from the centre of Glasgow. In 1742 he was recorded as a journeyman with John Hyndman. He married Mary Telpher on 15 September 1773. His son, Alexander (II), was born in 1791 in Paisley, and almost certainly worked for his father. He appears to have married in about 1814, and was later recorded living in Paisley with his wife (known only as W Martin, born in 1796), their elder son, Allen (b.1815) who does not appear to have entered into the gun trade, Alexander (III) (b.1816), and Elizabeth (b.1826). Alexander (II) and Alexander (III) became hammermen, burgesses and guild brothers on 22 July 1835, aged 35 and 19 respectively, this must have been almost immediately after Alexander (I) died. They were admitted to the Incorporation on 28 August that year and both their "essays" were gun main springs. It appears that Alexander (II) established his business in 1835 at 153 Trongate, Glasgow. He and Alexander (III) traded as gunmakers, fishing rod and tackle manufacturers. It also appears that they left Glasgow to return to Paisley in 1837. Alexander (II) was recorded in the 1841 census living at 28 Oakshaw Road, Paisley, but he was not recorded in any census after that date. Alexander (III) returned to Glasgow in 1837 to establish the famous firm Alexander Martin gunmaking firm at 179 Argyll Street. In 1842 he moved to 181 Argyll Street, and in 1844 to 18 Exchange Square. In 1848 the firm took additional premises next door at 20 Exchange Square (later re-named Royal Exchange Square). In the 1851 census Alexander (III) lived at 96 North Hanover Street, Glasgow with his wife Isabella (b.1826 in Glasgow), no children were recorded. In 1852 the firm's address was given as 20 Exchange Square, but they may also have occupied number 18. In 1854 Alexander Martin described himself as a gunmaker and cast steel rifle barrel manufacturer. In 1856 the firm moved to 28 Exchange Square, and in 1861 to 22 Exchange Square. In the 1861 census Alexander was recorded living at 3 Rose Street, a gunmaker employing 5 men and one boy. Nobody else was living in the house. In 1862 the firm was recorded at 20 Royal Exchange Square. In 1863 he described himself as a gun and rifle maker. Between 1886 and 1890 the firm's address was given as 22 Royal Exchange Square, but it would seem that they continued to occupy 20 Royal Exchange Square. Their address in about 1893 was 20 Royal Exchange Square. In about 1897 the firm described themselves as gun makers and makers of pistols, sportsmen's implements, fishing rods and tackle, they were also taxidermists. it was in about 1897 that a branch was established at 128 Union Street, Aberdeen. In about 1901 the firm's address in Glasgow was 20 & 22 Royal Exchange Square. In 1902 the firm amalgamated with Alexander Henry & Co of 18 Frederick Street, Edinburgh; both firms continued trading under their own names from the same shops with the exception of the Edinburgh shop which moved to 22 Frederick Street and traded under both names. In about 1934 a branch was opened under the name of Alex Martin at 2 Friars Street, Stirling, and in about 1938 their Aberdeen shop moved to 25 Bridge Street. It is unlikely that the firm made any guns themselves after 1939, during the 1950s and early 1960s most of their guns were made by A A Brown & Sons of Birmingham. In about 1950 the company were armourers to the Scottish Rifle Association and a small shop was opened at Bisley in Surrey, possibly in the Scottish Rifle Association's clubhouse. It was in about 1950 that the Stirling shop and the Edinburgh shop closed. The firm was latterly run by Sandy Martin, but in 1965 it was sold to John Dickson & Son Ltd. A number of historical items were put into the "Martin Collection" at the Glasgow museum. In 1971 John Dickson moved the Aberdeen shop to 35 Belmont Street where it continued to trade as Alexander Martin until it closed in 1985. The Glasgow shop closed in 1988. The firm made its name through success at target shooting. They made Lee-Metford and Lee-Enfield target rifles, breech-loading .256 calibre match rifles, and target rifle sights. The firm's trade mark was a thistle surrounded by two leaves. They developed a lightweight "ribless" shotgun (three short sections of rib at the muzzle, centre and breech) but because of increased recoil due to the light weight, it did not prove popular. The records of the firm date only from 1904, previous records have ben lost. Internet Gun Club has details of serial numbers and dates, further information is available from John Dickson & Son, THE STEADING, DUNKELD HOUSE FARM, DUNKELD, PERTHSHIRE, PH8 0HX TEL: +44 (0)1350 728763

I have a list of serial numbers and year produced from the Nigel Brown book on Birmingham gunmakers. Let me know and I can give you a year if it is in the book. According to many of these books they were best known as rifle makers but made fine shotguns many which were produced by AA Brown & Sons and finished by Martin.

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Bolt

Yes
Steel
25"
NA

7x57 Mauser

NA
NA


NA
NA
13 5/8" with red rubber butt pad; 12 3/4" wood






7lbs 7ozs
Yes
 
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Commercial Mauser by Simpson (Germany) in classic 8x57 Mauser ~ excellent bore!
Drillings, Double Rifles, and Rifles
Caliber
4478
1365
This is a wonderful classic German sporting rifle on the 98 Mauser action. Features include full rib, claw mounts and original and clear German scope, classic sporting stock with schnabel tip, flat sided bolstered side panels and round knob checkered pistol grip.

The bore is excellent and I noted the trigger pull light and beautifully crisp.

Weight with scope is 7lbs 12oz.

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Bolt Action

Yes
Steel
22 1/2"
NA

8x57

NA
NA


NA
NA
13 3/4" to steel butt plate

NA
NA
NA
NA

6 lbs. 11 oz.
Yes
 
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$2200

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Mannlicher Schonauer Model 1903 in the classic 6.5 MS
Drillings, Double Rifles, and Rifles
Caliber
4566
16012
The forend screw is brass which is not original but all else is very stock which I love. The rifling is strong showing little wear but there is frost between. All that I see with this one, the rest is all positive.

I do know this gun will shoot super and be a joy in the woods. The Model 1903 is probably my personal favorite deer rifle ever.

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Mannlicher Schonauer bolt

Yes
Steel
22"
NA

6.5x54 MS

NA
NA


NA
NA
14 3/4"






7 lbs.
Yes
 
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Mannlicher Schonauer 1903 6.5 - I am looking for a really nice original stock example...
Drillings, Double Rifles, and Rifles
Caliber
2832
Model 1903
I am looking for a friend for a really nice example of a Model 1903 Mannlicher Schonauer. If you have one give me a ring! Kirby 509 665 7675
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No
Damascus
Carbine preferred but open


6.5

NA
NA


NA
NA
14" plus

NA
NA
NA
NA

open
No





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