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Antique Military Firearms for sale

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    antiques as of  21 August 2019  5 September 2019

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By the way, though we would *LOVE* to have more antique firearms in-stock the simple truth is that 90% or more 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 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 nearly 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.

FRENCH Model 1886 R35 Lebel bolt-action cartridge carbine # CR46719 (8x50R) mfg. by Tulle before 1890, with 1939 dated Châtellerault replacement barrel (with N-marked chamber). Excellent condition, full remaining bluing on metal parts. All matching serial numbers. Now for the caveat: The original; stock shattered upon firing (common for these to be at least cracked from recoil). A newly made (and beautiful) forend and buttstock was procured after a time asnd fitted to this carbine, but in the interim the small parts (barrel bands, buttplate, and mounting bolts have gone AWOL. Bore is nearly perfect and mirror bright. A very good project antique for someone to complete restoration. Not import marked. PHOTOS . . . $625.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

SOVIET Model 91/30 Mosin-Nagant bolt-action rifle # 65200 (7.62x54R), and ex-Dragoon rifle mfg. by Izhevsk in 1922 on a 1896-dated Izhevsk receiver. Very Good condition with 60% bluing on all metal parts and a rough but strong bore. No matching numbers, wood has been nicely refinished. Missing cleaning rod, functional.  PHOTOS . . . $350.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

FINN Model 28-76 Mosin-Nagant bolt-action TARGET rifle # 10531 (7.62x54R) with 1969 dated barrel, built on an 1896-dated Tula receiver. Excellent-PLUS condition with 98% or better external bluing. Bore is strong and mirror bright. Has aperture front and rear target sights. Birch target stock is quite attractive with a few very minor dings and a quite a few circular plugs. Bottom aluminum rail on stock AWOL (not good for anything anyway).   As nice as can ever be acquired these days, and antique to boot. PHOTOS . . . $1750.    Antique, no FFL required     SOLD

SWISS Model 1897 Schmidt-Rubin cadet single-shot straight-pull carbine # 6881 (7.5x55mm) mfg. by Waffenfabrik Bern in 1898. All-matching numbers, Excellent condition with 90% or better bluing remaining and a near-perfect mirror-bore. Walnut stock has nice grain and some minor marks from actual use. Includes leather sling.  Very scarce.  PHOTO . . . $975. Sale! $850   Antique, no FFL required    SOLD

BELGIAN Model 1889 Mauser bolt-action carbine # H9964 (7.65x54) mfg. by Belgian Arms Factory in 1889.  Near Excellent overall condition, with 90% original bluing. All-matching numbers including bolt (which very rarely match), bore is strong and mostly bright. Wood is quite nice figured walnut with only a few scuffs and handling-marks after having been lightly sanded in the distant past. Quite scarce this nice, as most were chewed up during the Great War.  PHOTOS . . . $1250.  Sale! $1075    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

SWISS Model 1897 Schmidt-Rubin cadet single-shot straight-pull carbine # 6880 (7.5x55mm) mfg. by Waffenfabrik Bern in 1898. All-matching numbers, Good condition with very little bluing remaining but a very bright bore. Walnut stock has nice grain and some minor marks from actual use. Includes leather sling.  Very scarce.  PHOTO . . . $750.    Antique, no FFL required  SOLD

RUSSIAN Model 1870 Berdan II bolt-action single-shot rifle # 61436 (10.6x57.5R) mfg. by Sestroryetsk Arsenal in 1874.   Very Good condition, with 60% thinning blue (some turning to plum) and very strong markings with Czarist eagle atop barrel-shank.  Bolt mismatched as usual for these (# 57654), includes cleaning-rod.  Dark and rough bore (these are usually sewer-pipes), muzzle has ding on front.  This rifle was fired with the action bolts either loose or missing, resulting in the action riding backwards badly cracking the buttstock and shearing off the trigger in the process (which is present).  Stock has very bold cartouches on each side, and besides the crack it has a few scuff, scrapes and dings from actual use.  PHOTOS . . . $600Sale! $525   Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

ITALIAN Model 1870/87/16 Vetterli-Vitali bolt-action infantry rifle # CH8110 (6.5x52 Carcano) mfg. by Torino in 1885. Very Good to Excellent condition, with full original bluing on all metal parts. Bore is somewhat bright and rifle appears to be functional. Buttstock number is matching, stock a bit rough but sound Not import-marked, not recommended for shooting. PHOTO . . . $250.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

SPANISH Model 1891 Mauser bolt-action saddle-ring cavalry carbine # 3958 (7.65x53) mfg. by Loewe in 1894.  Near Excellent condition, with 90% mostly strong bluing and strong Spanish crest atop receiver. No matching numbers.  Strong very bright bore, walnut stock and handguard has been sanded and refinished some time ago, with few handling-marks since. Not import-marked, a very attractive example, rarely encountered. PHOTOS . . . $925.     Antique, no FFL required  SOLD

CHILEAN Model 1895 Mauser bolt-action saddle-ring carbine # C3027 (7x57) mfg. by Loewe in 1895 with bent bolt.  Good functional condition, with basically no remaining bluing on metal parts (but no pitting). Chilean crest above chamber is extremely weak but clear. Matching bolt, magazine floorplate not matching, bore is strong and mostly bright. Sound walnut stock has original finish with some of the expected (after 122 years) handling marks, no cleaning rod.. Not import-marked.   PHOTOS . . . $450.    Antique, no FFL required    SOLD

ITALIAN Model 1870/87/16 Vetterli-Vitali bolt-action infantry rifle # KI5957 (6.5x52 Carcano) mfg. by Brescia in 1885. Excellent condition, with full bluing on external metal. Bore is mostly bright and the rifle appears to be functional. Buttstock has a subtle square arsenal repair on right side and the usual handlinmg marks from actual use. Quite attractive, not import-marked, not recommended for shooting. PHOTO . . . $375.     Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

AUSTRIAN Model 1895 Mannlicher straight-pull bolt-action carbine 5185C (8x50R Steyr) mfg. by Steyr in 1897. Near Excellent condition, original blued finish beginning to turn brown from age.  Bore is very strong and mostly bright, bolt not numbered. Stock is very pretty with very few minor handling marks.  Not import-marked, in its original caliber. PHOTOS . . . $650.      Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

GERMAN Model Gewehr 1871/84 Mauser bolt-action rifle # 8317 (11mm) mfg. by Spandau in 1888 with 31 1/2" barrel.  An restored Very Good example, no matching serial numbers, reportedly a working and functional prop for the mover "The Last Samurai" starring Tom Cruise (2003). Full strong bluing with receiver "in the white" and a near perfect mirror-bright bore.  Buttplate unit-markings not clear due to corrosion, Buttstock is a repro with weak cartouches. Only a few scuffs in the wood. Not import marked, completely functional. PHOTOS . . . $450.   Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

ARGENTINE Model 1891 Mauser bolt-action cavalry carbine # A4790 (7.65x54) mfg. by Loewe in 1893. Very Good condition, with 80% original bluing and a weak but clear national crest above chamber. All matching serial numbers including stock, bore is somewhat bright with very strong rifling. Stock has large arsenal repair at toe with some of the expected  handling marks after 125 years.  PHOTOS . . . $475.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

U.S.A. Model 1889 RAMROD-BAYONET Springfield trapdoor rifle # 523788 (.45-70) mfg. by Springfield Arsenal in 1891. Near Excellent condition with much external bluing remaining (breech-block has faint case-colors). Bore is bright and extremely strong. Walnut stock has faint boxed SWP 1891 cartouche on left side.  Some dings and scratches from handling and actual use. Not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $1450.     Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

CHILEAN Model 1895 Mauser bolt-action rifle # A686 (7.62x51 NATO) mfg. by Loewe in 1895.  Excellent condition, with 95% or better deep bluing.  Bolt (and all bolt parts) matching receiver, all other parts (including stock) mismatched. Has strong Chilean crest above chamber, rear of receiver has bold 7.62 above N.  Bore and action is full of old black stinky grease, walnut stock (with 1895-dated cartouche) has original finish with considerable dings, dents and other handling-marks. Not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $425.    Antique, no FFL required    SOLD

GERMAN Model Karabiner 88 bolt-action carbine (no serial number) by uncertain maker c.1893.  A very rare commercial example chambered in 8x57j and featuring double-set hair-triggers, with receiver "in the white" and beautiful mottled finish on the metal of the magazine.  No manufacturer's markings or serial numbers, just load-info (as is typical on commercial rifles) on left side of the receiver, rear sight is of the folding express type.  Excellent condition, tigerstriped walnut stock has very glossy finish with some really old handling marks (but no cracks or issues) and absolutely as cute as can be.  Not import-marked.  PHOTOS . . . REDUCED AGAIN! $875.  Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

U.S.A. Model 1889 RAMROD-BAYONET Springfield trapdoor rifle # 538489 (.45-70) mfg. by Springfield Arsenal in 1892. Good to Very Good condition with mottled external bluing remaining. Bore is bright and extremely strong. Walnut stock has faint boxed SWP 1892 cartouche on left side.  Some dings and scratches from handling and actual use, large numerals 74 and smaller 385 on right side of stock. Not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $950.   Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

ARGENTINE Model 1891 Mauser bolt-action rifle # K3923 (7.65x54) mfg. by Loewe in 1894. Excellent condition, with 95% or better bluing, with intact national crest and short handguard.  All matching serial numbers, bore is excellent and bright with very strong rifling, slider on rear sight loose. Stock has original finish with some dings and handling marks from actual use over the last 124 years. Not import-marked, over 99% of all Model 1891 long rifles have the crest ground off the receiver, rare with crest intact. PHOTOS . . . $825.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

ARGENTINE Model 1891 Mauser bolt-action rifle # N3304 (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 numbered parts except cleaning rod matching receiver. Bore is excellent and extremely bright with very strong rifling. Stock has original finish with very few dings and handling marks considering its age. Not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $450.   Antique, no FFL required  SOLD

SWISS Model 1871 Vetterli bolt-action infantry rifle # 139672 (10.4mm Swiss rimfire) mfg. by Waffenfabrik Bern in 1878. Excellent condition with full original bluing, all-matching numbers. Bore has very strong rifling (but is dark from shooting corrosive ammo). 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 . . . $475.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

PRUSSIAN Model 1809 smoothbore single shot muzzleloader infantry flintlock musket # 15 (.72 Caliber) mfg. by Potsdam in 1809 and converted to percussion in 1828.  Very Good  PLUS condition with most metal finish intact on all metal parts. Smoothbore barrel is not too bad considering its age, stock is very sound but is cracked on both sides at the wrist. Action is still very tight and functional, and there is a very good possibility that this could have been used by the South in the U.S. Civil War (as so many were). PHOTOS . . . $1250.     Antique, no FFL required  SOLD

U.S.A. Second Model Remington Rolling Block split-breech (aka "Dog-ear") carbine (56-.50 Spencer caliber) mfg. by Savage Repeating Arms Company in 1865This is a very rare U.S. military carbine that was authorized in October 1864, but arrived too late  to be issued during the U.S. Civil War (1000 were delivered in September 1865, the remaining 14,000 in March 1866). Remington then bought back nearly all 15,000 that had been produced, and in 1870 resold them to France (at a respectable profit) to see service in the Franco-Prussian War and very few made it back to the U.S.A (they are rare in France as well, however, due to German confiscations during both WWI and WWII). This carbine has seen quite a bit of use with the external metal (which was not blued, but case-hardened) having mottled surfaces (but no rust).  The bore has very pronounced rifling but isn't very bright, and the action is completely functional.  The stock is surprisingly sound with very BOLD U.S. military cartouches on the left side of the butt. The buttplate is stamped US and just above that is a copper plate stamped 129 (likely a rack number).  Very rare, not import-marked   PHOTOS . . . $1750.    Antique, no FFL required

ITALIAN Model 1870/87/16 Vetterli-Vitali bolt-action infantry rifle # BH2060 (6.5x52 Carcano) mfg. by Torino in 1882. Near Excellent condition, with mostly full bluing on external metal. Bore is mostly bright and the rifle appears to be functional. Buttstock has the usual handling marks from actual use. Quite attractive, not import-marked, functional, but not recommended for shooting. PHOTO . . . $375.     Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

SWISS Model 1871 Vetterli bolt-action infantry rifle # 106581 (10.4mm Swiss rimfire) mfg. by Rychner & Keller, Aarau in c.1874. 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, one of 9,700 produced by this subcontractor. PHOTOS . . . $575.     Antique, no FFL required    SOLD

SWISS Model 1881 Vetterli bolt-action infantry rifle # 221235 (10.4mm Swiss rimfire) mfg. by Waffenfabrik Bern in c.1889. Excellent condition, all-matching numbers. All original bluing intact 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 (one notable gouge on left side near sling-swivel). Includes cleaning-rod and leather sling, not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $525.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

    SWISS Model 1869 Vetterli bolt-action infantry rifle # 49777 (10.4mm Swiss rimfire) mfg. by S.I.G., Neuhausen in 1874. Excellent condition, all-matching serial numbers, bolt has been converted to fire centerfire cartridges (will also fire rimfire 41 Swiss). Bore is extremely bright with very strong rifling. Loading gate has been removed. Wood is walnut with its original finish (cartouches clear) having a few of the expected handling-marks and dings. Missing cleaning-rod. Not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $525.     Antique, no FFL required

    SWISS Model 1881 Vetterli bolt-action infantry rifle # 209477 (10.4mm Swiss rimfire) mfg. by Waffenfabrik Bern in c.1886. Excellent condition, all-matching serial numbers, bolt has been converted to fire centerfire cartridges (will also fire rimfire 41 Swiss). All original bluing intact 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 from over 130 years of storage. Includes cleaning-rod, not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $575.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

    U.S.A. Model 1884 Springfield trapdoor rifle # 468771 (.45-70) mfg. by Springfield Arsenal in 1889. Very Good or so condition with all most remaining bluing faded.  Bore is mirror-bright and extremely strong. Has front sight hood and second variation (metal) pistol grip. Walnut stock has no visible cartouche on left side, some of the expected dings and scratches from handling. Not import-marked. PHOTOS . . . $750.    Antique, no FFL required   SOLD

    FINN Model 39 Mosin-Nagant bolt-action rifle # 60931 (7.62x54R) barrel mfg. in 1944 by VKT on an 1894 dated Tula hexagonal receiver. Very Good condition with 60% or so fading original bluing. Bolt-knob stamped 0931 (matching). Bore is excellent and very bright, includes cleaning-rod. Postwar stock (squared finger joints) has some dings and handling marks, with worn green-leather sling. PHOTOS . . . $525.    Antique, no FFL required  SOLD


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