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   antiques as of 8 July 2014   23 August 2014

By the way, though we would *LOVE* to have more antique firearms in-stock but the simple truth is that 90% of antique-qualified firearms we encounter are in fair to poor condition (or worse), and the ones we DO find that are in any better (shootable) condition tend to sell immediately for whatever price we ask without even offering them on these pages.    See http://www.empirearms.com/wantlist.htm

We are keeping the items we have sold on these pages listed so you can see what types of items we buy and what they have actually sold for.  The alternative is to have an EMPTY "Antiques" page (because they all sold) which would do nobody any good at all.  Perhaps you can get an idea of what you want or are looking for by perusing the items we have actually handled.

SWISS Model 1869/71 Vetterli bolt-action infantry rifle # 109748 (10.4mm Swiss rimfire) mfg. by S.I.G., Neuhausen c.1875. Very Good PLUS condition, all-matching numbers. About 80% original case-hardened finish turning brown. Bore is quite strong and bright with a few dark areas. Wood has original finish with checkered forend, butt-portion has very lovely tiger-striped figure with a few old scuffs. Includes cleaning-rod. No import marks. PHOTOS . . . $425.  Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

DUTCH Model 71/88 Beaumont-Vitali rifle # C230 (11x52R) mfg. by P. Stevens, Maastricht in 1876. Very Good condition, with a strong and mostly bright bore (some areas of crud in the grooves). External metal was "in the white" has turned brown from age (has not been cleaned).  Stock has original finish with intact acceptance-cartouche, several old diagonal cracks on both sides of stock by receiver and at back of tang. All-matching numbers (C230). Mechanically perfect (including the magazine-disconnect), no cleaning-rod. PHOTOS . . . $375.   Antique, no FFL required  SOLD

SWISS Model 1881 Vetterli bolt-action infantry rifle # 216895 (10.4x38mm Swiss rimfire) mfg. by Waffenfabrik Bern c.1884. Near Excellent condition, all-matching numbers (and every part is numbered). 90+% external finish with some verdigris and areas of light pitting on metal (heavy pitting on buttplate), bore is strong and mostly bright with some darkness in the grooves. Wood has original finish with only a few handling-marks. Includes incorrect (?) cleaning-rod, functional. No import marks.  PHOTOS . . . $375.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

BRITISH Martini-Henry Mark II short-lever single-shot rifle # 8059 (.577/450) mfg. by Enfield in 1874.   Fair condition with no external finish and very little pitting.  All original (not a Khyber-pass copy) and functional with an amazingly excellent mirror-bright bore. Original stock and handguard sound with no cracks or splits. Includes U.S. Army bringback documentation from Afghanistan. No import-marks, a nice shootable Martini.  PHOTOS . . . $650.  Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

  

BRITISH Martini-Henry Mark IV long-lever single-shot rifle (.45 Long Colt) mfg. by Enfield in 1886. Very Good PLUS condition with much original bluing and bold markings and a gorgeous mirror-bright and very strong bore. There is a chamber-insert that I do not know how to remove that is chambered in .45 Long Colt caliber, which is at least obtainable and shootable compared to the original .577/450 Martini cartridge that (even if you could obtain any) would knock you into next week). Includes cleaning-rod, stock marked with some nice items on the right side that I thought you all would get a "kick" out of. Not import-marked, includes leather sling which might be the real thing. PHOTOS . . . $750.   Antique, no FFL required    SOLD

BRITISH Mark II* Snider-Enfield three-band musket (.577 Cartridge) mfg. by Enfield in 1862 as a P53, later converted to the Snider breechloading system.  Good condition with very little external finish, entirely functional with smooth and tight lockwork and a surprisingly strong mirror-bright bore.  Original buttstock with 6 //1885-dated FORT WILLIAM ARSENAL cartouche a bit battered but sound and having no cracks or losses. Lacks its cleaning-rod.  PHOTO . . . $750.   Antique, no FFL required    SOLD

FRENCH Model 1886 M93 Lebel bolt-action infantry rifle # LR70551 (8x50R Lebel) mfg. by Tulle in 1888.  Good condition with 50% or less external finish and virtually none of the usual pitting. Bright and strong bore (possible bulge about 6" from muzzle), fully functional (I would not hesitate to shoot it). No matching numbers except buttstock. Wood has quite a few handling-marks and dings from actual use but is otherwise sound with arsenal-repair at bottom of forend just forward of rear barrel-band.   Includes U.S. Army bringback documentation from Afghanistan. PHOTOS . . . $625.   Antique, no FFL required    SOLD

FRENCH Model 1886 M93 Lebel bolt-action infantry rifle # K90818 (8x50R Lebel) mfg. by Saint Etienne in 1888.  Good condition with 50% or less external finish and virtually none of the usual pitting. Amazingly excellent bright and strong bore, fully functional (I would not hesitate to shoot it). No matching numbers, missing stacking-hook and slider for rear sight. Wood has quite a few handling-marks and dings from actual use but is otherwise sound with small arsenal-repairs on each side of barrel-shank.   Includes U.S. Army bringback documentation from Afghanistan. PHOTOS . . . $675.   Antique, no FFL required    SOLD

FRENCH Model 1892 Ordnance revolver # G28817 (8mm Lebel), mfg. by St. Etienne in 1897 with a 1930-dated barrel. Near Excellent condition with 90% or better bluing, matching numbers, bore has a couple dark areas but is otherwise strong and bright. Action very tight with replacement smooth walnut grips, lanyard-ring has been milled-off. Not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $375.   Antique, no FFL required  SOLD

SWISS Model 1881 Vetterli bolt-action infantry rifle # 205856 (10.4mm Swiss rimfire) mfg. by Waffenfabrik Bern in c.1882. Excellent-PLUS condition, all-matching numbers (and every part is numbered). All original blued finish turning brown but essentially nearly as nice as these ever get. Bore is mirror-bright with very strong rifling. Wood is walnut with its original finish (cartouches clear) having only a few minor handling-marks and dings. Includes cleaning-rod. Not import-marked.   PHOTOS . . . $425.  Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

CHILEAN Model 1895 Mauser bolt-action infantry rifle # D845 (7x57) mfg. by Loewe in 1895.  Excellent condition, with 90% original deep bluing on all metal parts.   Chilean crest above chamber is weak but clear.  All-matching numbers (except cleaning-rod, #2474).  Bore is very strong and mirror-bright.  Lovely walnut stock has original finish with clear Marina Federal cartouche, quite a few of the expected handling-marks, scuffs and scratches. Not import-marked.  PHOTOS . . . $395.    Antique, no FFL required  SOLD

CHILEAN Model 1895 Mauser bolt-action cavalry carbine # B677 (rechambered by the Chilean military to 7.62 NATO in 1961) mfg. by Loewe in 1895.  About Very Good condition, with 50-60% mostly browned bluing on all metal parts.   Chilean crest above chamber is a bit weak but clear, NATO 1961 atop back of receiver.  No matching numbers (correct Chilean bolt), bore looks literally new and is mirror-bright. Walnut stock has subtle tiger-striped figure and looks to have been lightly sanded long ago, 1895-dated cartouche visible, quite a few of the expected handling-marks, scuffs and scratches, handguard cracked.  PHOTOS . . . $450.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

EGYPTIAN Model 1879 Rolling Block single-shot rifle # 2598 (11mm) mfg. by Remington in c.1885.  Good or better condition, external metal not pitted but has been heavily polished with some rounded edges (still better than 90% of type encountered), has Arabic serial number.  Completely functional, with a surprisingly strong mirror-bright bore. Wood not original, repro forestock nicely fitted and finished, buttstock a hand-made job with poor inletting and the usual battered buttplate. Includes cleaning-rod. Rifle would rate a VG grade with a replaced buttstock (Spanish ones will fit perfectly).  PHOTOS . . . $725.   Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

CHILEAN Model 1895 Mauser bolt-action short-rifle # C6196 (7x57) mfg. by Loewe in 1895.  Very Good condition, with 60-70% original fading bluing and all-matching numbers (including bolt) with very weak Chilean crest above chamber.  Strong, mostly bright bore, walnut stock has quite a few handling-marks. No cleaning rod. not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $325.    Antique, no FFL required  SOLD

ITALIAN Model 1889 Type II Bodeo revolver # A1432 (10.35 Italian)  mfg. by Brescia in 1889.  Near Excellent condition, nearly all original bluing remains. Bore is bright and very strong, lockup is very tight.  Has novel folding-trigger. Not import-marked.   PHOTOS  . . . $475.   Antique, no FFL required  SOLD

FINN Model 39 Mosin-Nagant bolt-action rifle # 225544 (7.62x54R) mfg. by SAKO in 1942 on an 1894-dated Chatellerault receiver.  Excellent condition with nearly full bluing on all metal parts and an excellent mirror-bright bore (NOT counterbored at muzzle).  Matching bolt-knob (5544), numbers on magazine floorplate and buttplate not matching or scrubbed (as usual). Includes cleaning-rod. Two-piece wartime stock (rounded finger-joints) has strong SAKO and crossed-cannons cartouche on right side. Some dings and scratches from actual use, includes Finn arsenal-tag numbered to this rifle. PHOTOS . . . $395.        Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

FINN Model 39 Mosin-Nagant bolt-action rifle # 503259 (7.62x54R) SK.Y barrel mfg. by SAKO in 1942 on an 1895-dated Tula receiver.  Excellent condition with nearly full bluing on all metal parts and an excellent mirror-bright bore (NOT counterbored at muzzle).  Matching bolt-knob (3259), numbers on magazine floorplate and buttplate not matching or scrubbed (as usual). Includes cleaning-rod. Three-piece wartime stock (rounded finger-joints) has strong 1943 dated Civil Guard cartouche on right side. A few minor dings and scratches from actual use, but a lovely example. PHOTOS . . . $450.        Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

RUSSIAN Model 1891 Mosin-Nagant bolt-action rifle # 175367 (7.62x54R) mfg. by Tula in 1896.  Very Good PLUS condition with nearly full bluing on all metal parts and a strong if not very bright bore (NOT counterbored at muzzle).  All matching numbers (bolt body has been arsenal-renumbered to match), includes cleaning-rod. One-piece stock has no slots for sling attachment (triggerguard still has swivel, but swivel that would be attached to front band missing). A few minor dings and scratches from actual use, but a nice example of an early Mosin. PHOTOS . . . $750.        Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

SWISS Model 1896/11 Schmidt-Rubin straight-pull rifle # 223257 (7.5x55 Swiss) mfg. at Waffenfabrik Bern in 1898.  Very Good condition, with 70% original bluing (eroded on bottom of magazine and triggerguard from carry). All-matching numbers including magazine, bore is excellent and quite bright, stock has some dings and dents from actual use but retains its original finish, number 95061 and cute little bear (symbol of the canton of BERN) stamped atop comb.   Suitable for modern loads and doubtless an incredible shooter (as all of these really are) with a terrific trigger. PHOTOS . . . $525.   Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

U.S.A. "The American Double Action" nickel-plated revolver with 2 1/2" octagonal barrel (.32 S&W), no serial number, manufactured by Harrington & Richardson in c.1890.  Good to Very Good condition, some flaking of nickel finish on frame. Six shot double-action only revolver of dubious quality, bore strong and bright, grips intact.  Functional. PHOTOS . . . $200.     Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

ITALIAN Model 1870/87/16 Vetterli-Vitali  bolt-action infantry rifle # GD2414 (6.5x52 Carcano) mfg. by Torino in 1883.  Very Good condition, much of the metal browned from age. Bore is actually quite strong and mostly bright and rifle appears to be functional. Wood has quite a few dings but retains original finish with a large bold 1917-dated refurbishment cartouche on its left side, includes cleaning-rod.   No import marks, not recommended for shooting PHOTOS . . . $325.   Antique, no FFL required  SOLD

U.S.A. Model 1842 Springfield single-shot infantry musket (.69 caliber) mfg. by Springfield Arsenal in 1851.  A correct as-issued (and unaltered) muzzleloading musket in Good or better condition, with some pitting atop rear of barrel and a fair bore. 100% functional. wood retains its original finish and has the expected handling-marks from actual use.  Includes cleaning-rod.  A quite attractive example of an authentic Civil War-era musket. PHOTOS . . . $1250.  Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

FRENCH Model 1886 R35 Lebel bolt-action cartridge carbine # K26789 (8x50R) mfg. by St. Etienne in 1888 (with N-marked chamber). Very Good condition, much remaining oil-blacked finish on metal parts. All matching numbers (unusual for these) and functional. Bore is strong but not very bright. Stock is quite dinged up and oil-soaked with a small arsenal-repair to right side of forend. Not import-marked, includes correct leather sling.  PHOTOS . . . $625.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

BRITISH Lee Metford Mark II bolt-action rifle # 12771 (.303 British) mfg. by Sparkbrook in 1893. Very Good or better condition with around 60% external bluing and a dark bore (is shootable, and will likely clean up to be even better after some rounds are put through it). All parts stamped-numbered to match, has New Zealand proofs on left side of chamber and top of brass buttplate. Has sliding dust-cover, both volley sights on left side intact, handguard missing.  Rare and quite a handsome example.  PHOTOS . . . $1150.   Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

FINN Model 28-76 Mosin-Nagant bolt-action military MATCH TARGET rifle # 10172 (7.62x54R) with undated barrel, receiver mfg. by Tula in 1893. Excellent condition with 90% or better bluing . Number on bolt-handle not matching, bore is strong and mirror bright. Has aperture target sights. Birch right-handed target stock has a few dings in grip area and a few round sticky labels, has a replacement nut on right recoil-lug, with a yellow and red pictorial sticker at bottom of pistol-grip.  Includes hard shipping-case. Scarce.  PHOTOS . . . $1250.     Antique, no FFL required  SOLD

SWEDISH Model 94/14 Mauser bolt-action carbine # 8727 (6.5x55), mfg. by Mauser  in 1895 with bent-bolt.  Excellent-PLUS condition, with 95% original bluing on all parts with vivid fire-bluing on springs.  Has very strong markings and a very bright and strong bore, with the usual muzzle-extension.  All matching numbers (all parts stamped 727). Beech stock looks new with sharp cartouche behind triggerguard. Includes sling and sling-buckle. Not import-marked, rare this nice.  PHOTOS . . . $1650.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

URUGUAY Model 1871 Mauser bolt-action single-shot infantry rifle # 4192 (6.5x53.5SR Deaudetau) mfg. by Mauser in 1883 as a 11mm single shot long rifle and converted at St. Denis to the Deaudetau caliber (also known as the DOVITIIS conversion). Near Excellent condition, with some mottling of metal (originally "in the white") from age. Bolt (and all bolt parts) numbered 4192 (matching receiver and barrel), small screws have various numbers. Bore is absolutely gorgeous, mirror-bright all the way to muzzle with strong rifling. Wood is walnut with its original finish (cartouches clear) having only a few minor handling-marks, cleaning-rod in channel on left side of stock. PHOTOS . . . $825.    Antique, no FFL required  SOLD

BRITISH Lee Metford Mk. II bolt-action sporting rifle # G122 (.303 British) mfg. by Birmingham Small Arms Co. in c. 1890.  An undated commercial Long Lee in near Excellent overall condition with no military markings at all. Has fully blued finish with very bright and strong bore. Top of barrel marked JOHN RIGBY & Co., 72 ST. JAMES'S ST, LONDON (the famous sporting arms merchant and manufacturer still doing business at that address today). This rifle still retains its front and rear volley-sights and has magazine cut-off still attached. Right side of butt-socket stamped LEE-SPEED PATENTS  / B. S. A. Co., left side of receiver states FOR CORDITE ONLY. Bolt is not matching receiver (as usual) but retains safety behind bolt-handle. Buttstock and handguards are walnut with some of the expected handling-marks and compressions. Not import-marked.  PHOTOS . . . $975.  Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

BRITISH Martini-Enfield Mark I short-lever single-shot rifle (.303 British) mfg. by Enfield in 1879 as a .477-500 and converted to the smokeless .303 round in 1896.   Very Good condition with much external finish intact with some small external areas of pitting. All original (not a Khyber-pass copy) and functional with a dark but strong bore (has recently had 50 rounds of ball ammo fired through it with no mishaps of FTF). Original stock and handguard sound with original finish, many military cartouches on right side. Includes original triangular socket-bayonet in excellent condition, with repro cleaning rod and original leather sling. No import-marks, a nice shootable Martini.  PHOTOS . . . $850.  Antique, no FFL required    SOLD

FRENCH Model 1892 Ordnance revolver # F48437 (8x22R Lebel) mfg. by St. Etienne in 1894. Excellent condition with mostly full bluing (only the slightest hint of holster-wear at sides on barrel) and much "straw" color on all non-blued parts. Bore is strong and mostly bright (just a bit frosted from actual use), Checkered walnut grips are a little worn, includes lanyard-ring .  Not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $575.   Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

ITALIAN Model 1891 Carcano bolt-action infantry rifle # OQ8693 (6.5x52 Carcano) mfg. by Torino in 1896.  Very Good condition, with full case-colors (these were not originally blued) on all metal parts. Bore is quite strong and mirror-bright and rifle is completely functional. Wood has been sanded and refinished with virtually no handling-marks since. Has arsenal repair to butt (likely why it was refinished). Includes cleaning-rod.   No import marks PHOTOS . . . $375.   Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

SWISS Model 1889 Schmidt-Rubin infantry rifle # 190065 (7.5x53.5mm, chambered for the GP90 round) mfg. by Waffenfabrik Bern in 1895, stock marked for SAINT GALLEN (a Canton in North East Switzerland). All-matching numbers including magazine.  Excellent condition, with virtually all bluing intact if a little browned on the corners and on magazine floorplate from carry.  Bore is mirror-bright and extremely strong. Walnut stock and handguard has original finish and has not been sanded. Includes brass and steel muzzle-cap.  PHOTO  . . . $425.     Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

SWISS Model 96/11 Schmidt-Rubin infantry rifle # 217334 (7.5x55mm) mfg. by Waffenfabrik Bern in 1897, stock marked SOLOTHURN (a Canton in Northwestern Switzerland). All-matching numbers including magazine.  Excellent condition, with most bluing intact on all but bottom of magazine and triggerguard from carry. Bore is mirror-bright and extremely strong. Walnut stock and handguard has original finish with the usual handling marks from over a century in service.  PHOTO  . . . $475.     Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

FINN Model 1891 Mosin Nagant bolt-action rifle # 7523 (7.62x54R) barrel mfg. at Tikka in 1940 with an 1897-dated Izhevsk receiver. Near Excellent condition, mostly full bluing remaining with very strong markings. Bolt-body stamped 7523. Bore is slightly rough with strong rifling (has been counterbored at muzzle). Finn two-piece stock has few handling marks. Includes cleaning rod. PHOTOS  . . . $350.    Antique, no FFL required  SOLD

FINN Model 39 Mosin-Nagant bolt-action rifle # 241817 (7.62x54R) mfg. by SAKO in 1943 with an 1894-dated Sestroryetsk receiver. Excellent-PLUS condition with 100% bluing on all metal parts and a mirror-bright bore (NOT counterbored at muzzle). Matching bolt-knob and magazine-floorplate, buttplate scrubbed. Includes cleaning-rod and Finn Model 27 web-sling. Three-piece wartime stock (rounded finger-joints) with very deep SAKO gear cartouche has a few dings and gouges with little apparent wear.  PHOTOS . . . $450.     Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

FINN Model 39 Mosin-Nagant bolt-action rifle # 246896 (7.62x54R) mfg. by SAKO in 1944 with an 1898-dated Tula receiver. Good condition with little to no remaining external bluing on all metal parts and a mostly bright and strong bore (NOT counterbored at muzzle). Matching bolt-knob, numbers on magazine-floorplate and buttplate not matching or scrubbed. Includes cleaning-rod and correct sling. Very attractive two-piece wartime stock (squared finger-joints) has deep SAKO gear cartouche on right side and the usual handling marks from actual use.  PHOTOS . . . $375.  Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

FINN Model 39 Mosin-Nagant bolt-action rifle # 259676 (7.62x54R) mfg. by SAKO in 1945 with an 1894-dated Chatellerault receiver. Excellent condition with 95% bluing on all metal parts and a mirror-bright bore (NOT counterbored at muzzle). 9676 stamped on bolt-knob as well as full serial 259676 stamped on bolt body, numbers on magazine-floorplate and buttplate scrubbed. Includes cleaning-rod and correct sling, Finn wooden property-tag tied to front sling swivel. Very attractive two-piece postwar stock (squared finger-joints) looks to be a postwar replacement with a few dings and minor handling marks but is sound with little apparent wear. Scarce final year of regular M39 production.  PHOTOS . . . $575.   Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

SWISS Model 1878 Vetterli bolt-action infantry rifle # 177994 (10.4mm Swiss rimfire) mfg. by Waffenfabrik Bern in c.1878. Excellent condition, all-matching numbers (and every part is numbered). All original blued finish essentially as nice as these ever get. Bore is mirror bright with very strong rifling. Wood is walnut with its original finish (cartouches clear) having only a few handling-marks and dings. Includes cleaning-rod. Not import-marked.   PHOTOS . . . $525.  Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

SWISS Model 1889 Schmidt-Rubin straight-pull infantry rifle # 151769 (7.5x53.5 mm) mfg. by Waffenfabrik Bern in 1893. Good condition with 50% fading original bluing, some scattered rust speckling. All-matching numbers (including magazine), virtually perfect mirror-bore. Walnut stock and handguard has original finish plus whatever minor handling-marks can be expected on a 114 year-old rifle with original finish. A nice collectable example, includes correct muzzle-cap and non-Swiss leather sling.  Bakelite bolt handle chipped (as usual) on bottom. Should NOT be fired with regular 7.5 Swiss ammo, not import-marked.  PHOTOS . . . $450. Now $395!  Antique, no FFL required  SOLD

PORTUGUESE Model 1886 Kropatschek bolt-action infantry rifle # TT315 (8x60R Kropatschek) mfg. by Steyr in 1886 with correct bayonet and scabbard  Good to Very Good condition with mostly bright and strong bore. Receiver and other metal parts browned from age, no matching numbers. Completely functional with 8-shot tubular magazine and original cleaning-rod. Wood has original finish with faint but legible 1886-dated Steyr cartouche on right side and royal cartouche of King Luis I (reigned 1861-1889) on left side, some of the inevitable handling-marks and dings as well as several very thin hairline cracks acquired over the past 120 years. Bayonet is in Very Good condition with some speckling on blade, scabbard is browned and has one dent on right side that does not affect function. Not import-marked.  PHOTOS  . . . $575.   Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

ITALIAN Model 1889 Type I Bodeo revolver # 2739 (10.35 Italian)  mfg. at Glisenti, Brescia in 1894.  Near Excellent condition, external finish slightly browned from age. Bore is mirror bright and very strong, lockup is very tight.  Fully functional with nice checkered walnut grips. Not import-marked, extremely nice for a revolver of this age.   PHOTOS  . . . $495.  Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

SWEDISH Model 1887 Nagant revolver # 2127 (.22 Long Rifle) mfg. by Brevet Nagant in c.1888 and converted to .22 Long Rifle by Husqvarna in c.1895. Excellent condition with 98% high-gloss bluing and most "straw" on hammer, trigger, and loading-gate. Strong mostly-bright bore and all-matching numbers. Unit-marked L № 6673 on right side of frame. Lovely checkered walnut grips, includes lanyard-ring, Totally functional with modern .22LR loads, not import-marked. PHOTO . . . $650.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

BRITISH Martini-Henry Mark IV long-lever single-shot rifle without serial number (.577/450) mfg. by Enfield in 1886. Good condition with no external finish and some mottling at top of barrel. All original (not a Khyber-pass copy) and functional with a quite bright bore that has strong rifling. Original stock sound with a few thin cracks. Includes cleaning rod. PHOTOS . . . $850. Now $625!    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

BRITISH Martini-Enfield Mark I short-lever single-shot cavalry carbine # 636 (.577/450) mfg. by Enfield in 1882. Excellent condition, metal browned, bore is extremely strong and mirror-bright. Includes cleaning rod. Wood is much nicer than usually seen, clear Enfield cartouche on right side of butt and unit-marking VIC COV in circle above 636 on left side, a gouge on each side and usual handling-marks. Functional, quite scarce this nice and cute as Hell. PHOTOS . . . $1350.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

SWISS Model 1869/71 Vetterli bolt-action infantry rifle # 87400 (10.4mm Swiss rimfire) mfg. by S. I. G. in c.1872. Near Excellent condition, all-matching numbers (and every part is numbered). Original finish a bit browned but essentially as nice as these early rifles ever get. Bore is mirror-bright with very strong rifling. Wood is walnut with checkered forend and retains its original finish (cartouches clear) having only a few minor handling-marks and dings. Includes cleaning-rod. Not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $475.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

SWISS Model 1881 Vetterli bolt-action infantry rifle # 215118 (10.4mm Swiss rimfire) mfg. by Waffenfabrik Bern in c.1882. Excellent condition, all-matching numbers (and every part is numbered). All original blued finish essentially as nice as these ever get. Bore has some pitting in the grooves but very strong rifling. Wood is walnut with its original finish (cartouches clear) having lovely tiger-striped figure and only a few minor handling-marks and dings. Includes cleaning-rod. Not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $425.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

SWEDISH Model 1887 Nagant revolver # 462 (7.5 Swedish Nagant) mfg. by Husqvarna in c.1890. Excellent condition with 98% high-gloss bluing and most "straw" on hammer, trigger, and loading-gate. Strong mirror-bright bore and all-matching numbers. Unit-marked L № 356 on right side of frame. Lovely checkered walnut grips, includes lanyard-ring and pigskin holster stamped with three small crowns. Totally functional, not import-marked. PHOTO . . . $675.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

ITALIAN Model 1891 Mannlicher-Carcano bolt-action infantry rifle # KH7549 (6.5x52) mfg. by Terni in 1895. Very Good condition with most bluing remaining, bore is extremely bright and very strong, stock is not matching barrel and has quite a few handling marks (non-critical crack on right side by buttplate, old repairs at top of comb and on left side). No cleaning rod. Not import marked.   PHOTOS . . . $375.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

BRITISH Mk. II Enfield bolt-action Naval training rifle # 3157 (.22 Long Rifle) mfg. by Sparkbrook in 1895. This rifle has a long history, having originally been a Lee-Medford and then converted to the Mark II "short" configuration at Enfield. It was then converted in 1940 as a single-shot trainer. Excellent overall condition with mostly full finish and mirror-bright and strong bore. Rear sight is windage-adjustable and retains its volley front and rear sights. Bolt matches receiver. Buttstock and handguards are walnut with few of the expected handling-marks and compressions, no magazine-cutoff or magazine. Not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $875.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

GERMAN Model Gew. 88/05 Commission bolt-action rifle # 512L (8x57i), mfg. by Ludwig Loewe in 1890. Very Good condition, with 60% or better fading blue remaining. Has very strong markings and a somewhat bright and very strong bore. Bolt not matching, and has Arabic numerals (indicating Turkish use). Left sides of both barrel-bands unit-marked. Walnut stock and handguard looks nice with few handling-marks and still has clear German imperial cartouches on right side. No cleaning-rod, no charger required for loading, should be fired with U.S.-made commercial ammo only (no pointed-tip milsurp ammo). PHOTOS . . . $325.  Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

SWISS Model 1878 Vetterli bolt-action infantry rifle # 154136 (10.4mm Swiss rimfire) mfg. by Waffenfabrik Bern in 1880. Excellent condition, all-matching numbers (and every part is numbered). All original blued finish. Bore is mostly bright and strong with some really dark patches (may shoot clean). Wood is walnut with its original finish (cartouches clear) having only a few minor handling-marks and dings. Includes cleaning-rod. Not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $425. Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

SWISS Model 1889 Schmidt-Rubin infantry rifle # 163152 (7.5x53.5mm, chambered for the GP90 round) mfg. by Waffenfabrik Bern in 1893. All-matching numbers, including magazine (except bolt, which is numbered 7218). Very Good or better condition, with most bluing intact if a little browned on the corners. Bore is mirror-bright and extremely strong. Walnut stock and handguard has original finish and has not been sanded. PHOTO . . . $425.  Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

SWISS Model 96/11 Schmidt-Rubin infantry rifle # 213912 (7.5x55mm) mfg. by Waffenfabrik Bern in 1897. All-matching numbers including magazine. Excellent condition, with all bluing intact on metal parts. Bore is mirror-bright and extremely strong. Walnut stock and handguard has original finish with the usual handling marks from over a century in service. PHOTO . . . $395.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

SWISS Model 96/11 Schmidt-Rubin infantry rifle # 223355 (7.5x55mm) mfg. by Waffenfabrik Bern in 1898. All-matching numbers including magazine. Very Good condition, with most bluing intact on all but bottom of magazine and triggerguard from carry. Bore is mirror-bright and extremely strong. Walnut stock and handguard has original finish with the usual handling marks from over a century in service. PHOTO . . . $375.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

SWISS Model 96/11 Schmidt-Rubin infantry rifle # 229522 (7.5x55mm) mfg. by Waffenfabrik Bern in 1898, stock marked FRIBOURG (a Canton in Northwest Switzerland). All-matching numbers including magazine. Very Good condition, with most bluing intact on all but bottom of magazine and triggerguard from carry. Bore is mirror-bright and extremely strong. Walnut stock and handguard has original finish with very few handling marks. PHOTO . . . $350.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

TURKISH Model 1888/05 Mauser bolt-action carbine # 2081 (8mm) reconfigured by Ankara in 1935. Very Good or better condition, a shortened Gewehr 88 most original bluing on the metal surfaces that were originally blued, remaining parts (that were originally "in the white") browned from age. Bore is mirror-bright and very strong, no matching numbers except rear sight.  Stock and handguard is walnut and pretty decent. Includes cleaning rod and black leather sling. Not import-marked, scarce and very unusual. PHOTOS . . . $375.  Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

ITALIAN Model 1870/87/16 Vetterli-Vitali bolt-action infantry rifle # UV3550 (6.5x52 Carcano) mfg. by Torre Annunziata in 1876. Very Good PLUS condition, with most bluing remaining on all metal parts. Bore is actually quite strong and mostly bright and rifle appears to be functional. Wood has its original finish (after being reqorked twice) with a few of the expected dings and handling marks (but is sound), includes cleaning-rod. No import marks, not recommended for shooting. PHOTOS . . . $325.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

SWISS Model 1878 Vetterli bolt-action infantry rifle # 163021 (10.4mm Swiss rimfire) mfg. by Waffenfabrik Bern in c.1878. Excellent condition, all-matching numbers (and every part is numbered). All original blued finish essentially as nice as these ever get. Bore is extremely bright with very strong rifling. Wood is walnut with its original finish (cartouches clear) having only a few handling-marks and dings. Includes cleaning-rod. Not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $525.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

SWISS Model 1869/71 Vetterli bolt-action infantry rifle # 59321 (10.4mm Swiss rimfire) mfg. by S.I.G. in c.1873. Excellent condition, all-matching numbers (and every part is numbered). All original case-hardened finish essentially as nice as these ever get. Bore is extremely bright with very strong rifling. Wood is walnut with its original finish (cartouches clear) having only a few handling-marks and dings. Includes cleaning-rod. Not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $625.    Antique, no FFL required  SOLD

FINN Model 91 Mosin Nagant bolt-action rifle # 44615 (7.62x54R) barrel mfg. by Tikka in 1943 and built on an 1896-dated Tula receiver and having WWI German markings Ad.Mz. Deutsch.R. on left receiver flat. Very Good or better condition, most bluing faded with some porosity on receiver with matching bold body. Bore is strong and very bright, has NOT been counterbored at muzzle. Three piece Finn stock has metal sling-swivels and has original finish with some dings and scrapes from actual service use. Includes cleaning rod and metal sling swivels. Very scarce markings.  PHOTOS . . . $525.    Antique, no FFL required  SOLD

FINN Model 91/30 Mosin Nagant bolt-action rifle # 50877 (7.62x54R) barrel mfg. by Tikka in 1943 and built on an 1897-dated Sestroryetsk receiver. Excellent condition, 90% or better remaining bluing with matching bold body. Bore is strong and very bright, has NOT been counterbored at muzzle. Two piece Finn stock has metal sling-swivels and has several scrapes along sides and some non-critical lengthwise cracks on right side. Includes Finn cleaning rod, small modern German proof-marks stamped on left side of barrel-shank, receiver and bolt, but no U.S. import marks.  PHOTOS . . . $425.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

FINN Model 39 Mosin-Nagant bolt-action rifle # 300946 (7.62x54R), with barrel-shank mfg. by Sako in 1967 on an 1897-dated Sestroryetsk receiver.  UNISSUED condition, with 100% bluing (somewhat plum-colored on barrel)  and a perfect mirror-bore.  Matching bolt-knob, new-looking postwar wood with very few handling-marks from transit & storage. Includes cleaning-rod.  PHOTOS . . . $525.    Antique, no FFL required  SOLD

ARGENTINE Model 1891 Mauser bolt-action rifle # L7593 (7.65x54) mfg. by Loewe in 1895. Excellent condition, with 95% or better bluing, crest has been ground off top of receiver (as usual). All metal parts numbered to receiver (including stock and cleaning-rod). Bore is excellent and extremely bright with very strong rifling. Stock has original finish with some small dings and handling marks from actual public use. Features long handguard. Not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $425.   Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

DUTCH Model 1871/88 Beaumont-Vitali rifle # N984 (11x52R) mfg. by P. Stevens, Maastricht in 1874. Excellent condition, with a very strong and bright bore. External metal still "in the white" and shows little if any actual wear, wood was sanded long ago (likely in 1890 when the Vitali conversion was performed). All-matching numbers (N984). Mechanically perfect (including the magazine-disconnect) with a mirror-bright bore, includes cleaning-rod.  I would not hesitate to shoot this rifle if I had any ammo at all (.43 Egyptian ammo can be safely used if no Beaumont ammo can be found). Not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $625.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

SWISS Model 1869/71 Vetterli bolt-action infantry rifle # 118577 (10.4mm Swiss rimfire) mfg. by Waffenfabrik Bern in c.1875. Very Good condition, all-matching numbers (and every part is numbered). All original bluing is a bit crusty and much of it turning brown. Bore is mostly bright with a few dark areas but very strong rifling. Wood is walnut with its original finish (cartouches clear) having the usual handling-marks and dings, initials R.L.G. carved in cursive on right side, front sight has been altered for accuracy by one of the previous owners. Includes cleaning-rod. Not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $375.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

ARGENTINE Model 1891 Mauser bolt-action rifle # C6535 (7.65x54) mfg. by Loewe in 1893. Excellent condition, with 90% or better bluing, crest has been ground off top of receiver (as usual). All parts serial numbered to receiver (including stock and cleaning-rod). Bore is excellent and extremely bright with very strong rifling. Stock has original finish with very few handling marks. Features short handguard. Not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $425.   Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

SWISS Model 1878 Vetterli bolt-action infantry rifle # 174037 (10.4mm Swiss rimfire) mfg. by Waffenfabrik Bern in c.1883. Excellent-PLUS condition, all-matching numbers (and every part is numbered). All original bluing intact (turning brown on triggerguard only) and essentially as nice as these ever get. Bore is mirror-bright with very strong rifling. Wood is walnut with its original finish (cartouches clear) having only a very few light handling-marks and dings. Includes cleaning-rod. Not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $525.    Antique, no FFL required    SOLD

SWISS Model 1869/71 Vetterli bolt-action infantry rifle # 80282 (10.4mm Swiss rimfire) mfg. by S.I.G. in c.1873. Near Excellent condition, all-matching numbers (and every part is numbered). All original bluing is a bit crusty and much of it turning brown. Bore is mirror bright with very strong rifling. Wood is walnut with its original finish (cartouches clear) having the usual handling-marks and dings and some staining adjacent to buttplate. Includes cleaning-rod and original leather sling. Not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $400.    Antique, no FFL required    SOLD

SPANISH Model 1893 Mauser bolt-action rifle # C1120 (7x57) mfg. by Ludwig Loewe in 1894. Very Good condition, much of the original bluing turning brown from age, some external rust by muzzle. All matching numbers (including bolt and all bolt parts). Bore is mostly bright with strong rifling. Spanish crest above chamber a bit weak but legible, 1894 dated crest on left side of the stock faint. No cleaning rod, a pretty decent Spanish-American War military rifle.  . PHOTOS . . . $475.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

BRITISH Mark II Martini-Henry long-lever single-shot rifle, no serial number (.577/450) mfg. at Enfield in 1885. Very Good condition original finish on metal browned and/or faded (as to be expected). Has strong and mostly bright 4-groove bore, letters NS above N E P on rear sight base. The stock has it's original finish with sharp arsenal cartouches (including some Nepalese characters) on the right and left sides. No import-marks, a nice shootable Martini of colonial eastern provenance. Includes cleaning rod. PHOTOS . . . $750.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

ITALIAN EAST AFRICA Model 1870/87/16 Vetterli-Vitali bolt-action infantry rifle # KY2402 (6.5x52 Carcano) mfg. by Terni in 1890. Very Good condition, with most bluing turning brown on all metal parts. Bore is actually quite strong and mostly bright and rifle appears to be functional. Buttstock number indistinct, faint AOI underlined and cartouche encased in circle on right side. To investigate the short history of Italian East Africa (1936-1941) click HERE. Not import-marked, not recommended for shooting. PHOTO . . . $275.  Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

ITALIAN Model 1870/87/16 Vetterli-Vitali bolt-action infantry rifle # DG4348 (6.5x52 Carcano) mfg. by Torino in 1889. Good condition, with bluing turning brown on all metal parts with some encrustation present. Bore is dark but the rifle appears to be functional. Buttstock number not matching, stock a bit rough but sound Not import-marked, not recommended for shooting. PHOTO . . . $200.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

SWISS Model 1869/71 Vetterli bolt-action infantry rifle # 68112 (10.4mm Swiss rimfire) mfg. by S.I.G. in c.1873. Very Good condition, all-matching numbers (and every part is numbered). All original case-hardened finish. Bore is extremely bright with very strong rifling. Wood is walnut with its original finish (cartouches clear) having a few of the expected handling-marks and dings. No cleaning-rod. Not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $425.     Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

SWISS Model 96/11 Schmidt-Rubin infantry rifle # 214276 (7.5x55mm) mfg. by Waffenfabrik Bern in 1897. All-matching numbers including magazine. Very Good condition, with most bluing intact on all metal parts. Bore is mirror-bright and extremely strong. Walnut stock and handguard has original finish with quite a few handling marks. 100% safe to fire with modern 7.5 Swiss ammunition. PHOTO . . . $375.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

SWISS Model 96/11 Schmidt-Rubin infantry rifle # 230395 (7.5x55mm) mfg. by Waffenfabrik Bern in 1898. All-matching numbers including magazine. Very Good condition, with most bluing intact on all metal parts. Bore is mirror-bright and extremely strong. Subtle tiger-striped walnut stock and handguard has original finish with quite a few handling marks, bottom of Bakelite bolt handle chipped. 100% safe to fire with modern 7.5 Swiss ammunition. PHOTO . . . $395.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

ARGENTINE Model 1879 EN Rolling-Block single-shot full-length infantry rifle (11x58mm, aka .43 Spanish), no serial number, mfg. by Remington Arms in c.1880. Excellent or better arsenal-refinished condition, with full bluing. Bore is extremely strong and mirror bright. Buttstock looks as new with very few handling-marks. Completely functional, includes cleaning-rod. PHOTO . . . $975.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

ARGENTINE Model 1891 Mauser bolt-action rifle # N2055 (7.65x54) mfg. by Loewe in 1896. Near Excellent condition, with 85% or better bluing, crest has been ground off top of receiver (as usual). All parts numbered to receiver (including stock and cleaning-rod). Bore is mostly bright with strong rifling. Stock has original finish with several dings and handling marks. Features long handguard. Not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $425.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

ARGENTINE Model 1891 Mauser bolt-action cavalry carbine # A4542 (7.65x54) mfg. by Loewe in 1893. Only Good condition at best, with little to no original bluing remaining. A cobbled-together carbine that has been assembled from parts with no matching numbers other than barrel & receiver, the stock is a cut-down 1891 long rifle stock. Bore is mostly bright with strong rifling, no handguard. Not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $250.    Antique, no FFL required    SOLD

CHILEAN Model 1895 Mauser bolt-action rifle # D481 (7x57) mfg. by Loewe in 1895. Excellent-PLUS condition, with 98% original deep bluing on all metal parts. Chilean crest above chamber is a bit weak but clear. All-matching numbers (except cleaning-rod). Bore is exceptional and mirror-bright. Lovely walnut stock having 1895-dated Chilean cartouche, some dings, compressions and handling-marks in the wood from contact with adjacent rifles but has not been sanded, includes original leather sling and brass muzzle-cap.  PHOTOS . . . $695.   Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

SWISS Model 1869/71 Vetterli bolt-action infantry rifle # 123446 (10.4mm Swiss rimfire) mfg. by Waffenfabrik Bern in 1876.   Good condition, all-matching numbers (and every part is numbered). Metal surfaces browned with some freckling. Bore is dirty but appears to have strong rifling. Wood is walnut with its original finish (cartouches clear) having the usual handling-marks and dings, no cleaning rod. PHOTOS . . . $310.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

SWISS Model 1869/71 Vetterli bolt-action infantry rifle # 146061 (10.4mm Swiss rimfire) mfg. by Waffenfabrik Bern in 1879.  Very Good condition, all-matching numbers (and every part is numbered). Metal surfaces retains most of its bluing but is browned in places. Bore is dark but has very strong rifling. Wood is walnut with its original finish (cartouches clear) having the usual handling-marks and dings, no cleaning rod. PHOTOS . . . $350.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

U.S.A. Model 1898 Krag-Jorgenson bolt-action infantry rifle # 112665 (.30 Government) mfg. by Springfield Armory in July, 1898. Very Good condition, with 70% mottled patina thinning to gray, very sharp markings and a bright very strong bore. Original military configuration with Model 1901 type 4 ladder rear sight. Walnut stock has original finish with crisp circled script P cartouche at bottom of wrist and faint  JSA 1898 boxed cartouche on left side. Not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $1050.     Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

FRENCH Model 1886 R35 Lebel bolt-action cartridge carbine # BC32753 (8x50R) mfg. by Tulle before 1890, 1939 dated replacement barrel (with N-marked chamber). Very Good condition, much remaining black enamel finish on metal parts. Bolt, forend and magazine matches, buttstock does not. Bore is strong and mirror bright. Forestock has some dings and dents from actual use, buttstock is quite pristine without the usual cracks where it joins receiver. Not import-marked, includes correct leather sling. Not import marked. PHOTOS . . . $625.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

GERMAN Model Gewehr 88 bolt-action Commission rifle # 9830S (8x57i) mfg. by Steyr in 1890. Very Good PLUS condition, with 80% thinning and browning bluing (receiver mostly in the white, as is proper), some light pitting at wood-line. No matching numbers, unit marks on left side of both barrel bands. Excellent bright bore (marked with S).  Lovely fiddleback walnut stock was lightly sanded long ago but is still extremely attractive. Not import-marked. PHOTO . . . $400.    Antique, no FFL needed   SOLD

CHILEAN Model 1895 Mauser bolt-action rifle # D481 (7x57) mfg. by Loewe in 1895. Excellent-PLUS condition, with 98% original deep bluing on all metal parts. Chilean crest above chamber is a bit weak but clear. All-matching numbers (except cleaning-rod). Bore is exceptional and mirror-bright. Lovely walnut stock having 1895-dated Chilean cartouche, some dings, compressions and handling-marks in the wood from contact with adjacent rifles but has not been sanded, includes original leather sling and brass muzzle-cap. Not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $695.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

FRENCH Model 1886 R35 Lebel bolt-action cartridge carbine # GR74638 (8x50R Lebel) mfg. by St. Ettienne in 1890, rebarreled in 1937 by SACM (with N-marked chamber). Near Excellent condition, most remaining original painted finish remaining on metal parts. All matching numbers (unusual for these) and functional, with added thumb-activated safety at tang. Bore is mirror- bright and extremely strong. Stock has dings and scratches from actual use, but also matching action, includes correct leather sling. Not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $875.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

ARGENTINE Model 1891 Mauser bolt-action rifle # K0814 (7.65x54) mfg. by Loewe in 1894. Excellent condition, with 95% or better bluing, crest has been ground off top of receiver (as usual). All parts numbered to receiver (except cleaning-rod). Bore is excellent and extremely bright with very strong rifling. Stock has original finish with a few dings and handling marks but otherwise looks new. Features short handguard. Not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $325.    Antique, no FFL required  SOLD

CANADIAN Martini-Henry Mark III short-lever single-shot rifle without serial number (.577/450) mfg. by British Small Arms in 1883 with British Columbia Regimental markings. Very Good or better condition with much external finish and zero pitting.  All original and functional with a mirror-bright bore and very strong rifling. Original stock and handguard sound with no cracks or splits, right side unit-marked 5-BCR / 235 (5th British Columbia Regiment, weapon # 235) as well as BSA roundel. Includes leather Ross rifle sling (correct for this Martini due to its Canadian service use). No import-marks, a really nice shootable Martini with a history.  PHOTOS . . . $1250.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

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CHILEAN Model 1895 Mauser bolt-action rifle # F5775 (7x57) mfg. by Loewe in 1895 with straight bolt. Good to Very Good condition, with 50% original bluing on all metal parts (worn more on magazine-floorplate and triggerguard and barrel-bands from carry). Chilean crest above chamber is bolder stuck than usual. Bolt and triggerguard numbers matching, other parts mismatched. . Bore is strong and quite bright. Sound walnut stock has many handling-marks in the wood from contact with adjacent rifles but has not been sanded, Naval cartouche on left side. PHOTOS . . . $325.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

DUTCH Model 1871/88 Beaumont-Vitali infantry rifle # K432 (11x52R) mfg. by P. Stevens, Maastricht in 1875. Very Good condition, with an excellent, mirror bright strong rifled bore. External metal was "in the white" and has mostly turned brown and shows much actual wear, wood was refinished decades ago. All-matching numbers (432), barrel and buttplate renumbered 4203 in 1890 when Vitali magazine was added. Mechanically sound (including the magazine-disconnect), lacks cleaning-rod and middle barrel-band. Not import-marked.  PHOTOS . . . $425.   Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

FRENCH Model 1866 Chassepot bolt-action needlefire rifle # S35713 (11mm linen cartridge) mfg. by Tulle in 1869.  Excellent condition, as nice an example as one could hope to ever see.  Metal finish is "in the white" and, though a bit subdued by age, no pitting or evidence of rust is visible. All-matching numbers, bore is exceptional and mirror-bright (literally appears as-new), bolt retains its needlefire design (has not been converted to metallic cartridge) and is fully functional. Walnut stock has original finish with intact arsenal cartouche missing its wooden-plug center. Literally museum-quality, and worthy of the finest collection. PHOTOS . . . $975.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

FRENCH Model 1874 M80 Gras bolt-action cartridge carbine # FC12285 (11mm Gras) mfg. by St. Ettienne in 1876.   Near Excellent condition, most remaining external finish turned brown on metal parts. All matching numbers except buttstock and is completely functional. Bore is mirror-bright and extremely strong. Stock has subtle tiger-striped figure with  few handling marks. Not import-marked, unusual this nice. PHOTOS . . . $750.     Antique, no FFL required  SOLD

GERMAN Model Gewehr 1871 bolt-action single-shot Mauser infantry rifle # 79778 (11mm) mfg. by Amberg in early 1880 (date struck over 1879). Near Excellent condition, receiver "in the white" (as is proper, though a bit subdued it has not been polished bright recently).  All matching numbers, strong and mirror-bright bore, buttstock has been mildly refinished long ago but has nice tiger-stripe figure, the triggerguard is made of brass. Includes correct cleaning rod. Not import-marked.  PHOTOS . . . $850.     Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

ITALIAN Model 1870/87/16 Vetterli-Vitali bolt-action infantry rifle # V5619 (6.5x52 Carcano) mfg. by Torre Annunziata in 1873. Very Good condition, with bluing turning brown on all metal parts (receiver "in the white" as is proper) with some minor encrustations present. Bore is somewhat dark but the rifle appears to be functional. Buttstock number is matching, arsenal-repair at toe, at which time stock was lightly sanded and refinished. Quite attractive, not import-marked, not recommended for shooting. PHOTO . . . $275.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

PORTUGUESE Model 1886 Kropatschek bolt-action infantry rifle # O395 (8x60R Kropatschek) mfg. by Steyr in 1886 with correct bayonet and scabbard  Very Good or better condition with very bright and strong bore. Receiver and other metal parts browned from age, no matching numbers. Completely functional with 8-shot tubular magazine and original cleaning-rod. Wood has original finish with faint 1886-dated Steyr cartouche on left side and royal cartouche of King Luis I (reigned 1861-1889) on right side, some of the inevitable handling-marks and dings over the past 120 years. Bayonet is in Very Good condition with a quite nice blade, scabbard is browned with most enamel AWOL. Not import-marked.  PHOTOS  . . . $625.   Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

ARGENTINE Model 1891 Mauser bolt-action rifle # E.M.108 (7.65x54) mfg. by Loewe in late 1894. Excellent condition, with 95% or better bluing (a few areas of verdigris on barrel), crest has been ground off top of receiver (as usual), top of barrel-shank marked ESCUELA MILITAR with large castle waving flag (a special issue of 150 rifles made for the military school). All metal parts numbered to receiver (including stock and cleaning-rod). Bore is excellent and extremely bright with very strong rifling. Stock has original finish with some dings and handling marks from actual use. Features short handguard and nice green leather sling. Not import-marked.  Rare, one of only 125 produced. PHOTOS . . . $1850.    Antique, no FFL required  SOLD

FRENCH Model 1873 Chamelot-Delvigne Ordnance revolver # H81157 (11mm) mfg. by St. Etienne in 1882. Very Good or better condition with much of the external metal browned (these were originally finished "in the white" and never blued). Bore is strong and mirror bright, checkered walnut grips are still pretty sharp. Not import-marked, completely functional.  PHOTOS . . . $575.     Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

U.S.A. Model 1884 Springfield trapdoor rifle # 454124 (.45-70) mfg. by Springfield Arsenal in 1890 with bold 1886 dated stock cartouche.  Very Good condition with much external bluing remaining (breech-block has faint case-colors). Bore is bright and extremely strong. Walnut stock has faint boxed SWP 1886 cartouche on left side.  Some dings and scratches from handling and actual use, some minor losses on either side of tang (as shown in photo of serial number). Not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $875    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

SWISS Model 1878 Vetterli bolt-action infantry rifle # 187734 (10.4mm Swiss rimfire) mfg. by Waffenfabrik Bern in c.1884. Excellent condition, all-matching numbers. All original bluing intact (turning brown on triggerguard only) and essentially as nice as these ever get. Bore is mirror-bright with very strong rifling. Wood is walnut with its original finish (cartouches clear) having only a very few light handling-marks and dings. Includes cleaning-rod and leather sling. Not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $475.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

SWISS Model 1889 Schmidt-Rubin infantry rifle # 124506 (7.5x53.5mm, chambered for the GP90 round) mfg. by Waffenfabrik Bern in 1893. All-matching numbers including magazine. Very Good condition, with most bluing fading to brown. Bore is very strong and mirror-bright, walnut stock and handguard has original finish and has only a couple scrapes and handling marks, bottom 1/8th of Bakelite bolt-knob missing. Not import-marked, includes brass and steel muzzle-cap. PHOTO . . . $325.     Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

SWISS Model 1869/71 Vetterli bolt-action infantry rifle # 8522 (10.4mm Swiss rimfire) mfg. by Rychner & Keller, Aarau in c.1870. Excellent condition, all-matching numbers. All original case-hardened finish. Bore is extremely bright with very strong rifling. Wood is walnut with its original finish (cartouches clear) having a few of the expected handling-marks and dings. Includes cleaning-rod. Not import-marked, includes leather sling, one of only 9,700 produced by this subcontractor. PHOTOS . . . $625.     Antique, no FFL required  

CHILEAN Model 1895 Mauser bolt-action rifle # K7765 (7x57) mfg. by DWM in 1897-8.  Near Excellent condition, with 80% or better deep bluing.  All matching serial numbers except for bolt (headspaces properly), includes cleaning rod. Has very strong Chilean crest above chamber, strong and bright bore with a "ring" in the barrel about 8" from the chamber (does not affect function or accuracy), walnut stock (with Chilean Navy cartouche) has original finish with a few dings, dents and other handling-marks. Not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $350.    Antique, no FFL required    SOLD

SWEDISH Model 94 Mauser bolt-action carbine # 1297 (6.5x55), mfg. by Mauser  in 1895 (determined from early serial number) with bent-bolt and no provision for bayonet attachment.  Excellent condition, with 90% or better original bluing on all parts (triggerguard and magazine floorplate faded from carry).  Has very strong markings (date scrubbed and overstruck with INTERARMCO G33/50) and a very bright and strong bore, WITHOUT the usual ugly muzzle-extension that was required for importation into the USA until 1986.  No matching numbers (all bolt parts stamped 173, remainder of numbered parts mixed). Walnut stock and handguard was sanded long ago and has gained very few handling marks since. Sling-buckle is present, but unit disc is not. Not import-marked, rare this nice.  PHOTOS . . . $1250.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

  ITALIAN Model 1870/87/16 Vetterli-Vitali bolt-action infantry rifle # MO8779 (6.5x52 Carcano) mfg. by Brescia in 1882 and converted to single-shot for some unknown reason (training?). Excellent refinished condition, with full bluing on external metal. Bore is mostly bright but the rifle appears to be functional. Buttstock has been lengthened by 1/2", with faint Spanish Civil War cartouche (flaming bomb containg MB 8 in two lines) on right side. Quite attractive, not import-marked, not recommended for shooting. PHOTO . . . $475.    Antique, no FFL required

     TURKISH Model 1893 Mauser bolt-action infantry rifle # 6711 (8x57), mfg. by Mauser Oberndorf in 1894/5 (dated A.H. 1312). Very Good condition, with 80% fading bluing on metal parts. Ottoman markings atop receiver removed when rechambered to 8mm by Ankara arsenal in 1933. Has strong Arabic markings, no matching numbers (as usual) and a strong mostly bright bore. Walnut stock & handguard has some of the expected handling marks but is sound without cracks. Includes cleaning rod.. PHOTOS . . . $325.    Antique, no FFL required  SOLD

     GERMAN Model Gewehr 1871/84 Mauser bolt-action rifle # 3747 (11mm) mfg. by Spandfau in 1888 with 31 1/2" barrel.  An original Excellent-PLUS example, all-matching numbers, full strong bluing with receiver "in the white" and a perfect mirror-bright bore, only barrel-bands show any light wear.  Buttplate has no unit-marking. Buttstock has original finish with razor-sharp cartouches. Only a few dings or bumps in the wood and essentially AS ISSUED. PHOTOS . . . $1095    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD


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