Collectible Firearms and Edged Weapons

Kristopher Gasior and Kasia Matuszewska-Gasior

P.O. Box 8327 Fredericksburg, VA 22404-8327 USA

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Modern Sporting Rifles

Shipping Terms: We ship rifles by UPS Ground with full insurance. We charge standard shipping fee of $30 per rifle. This rate is valid only in the continental USA. International shipping is available at the cost. We take credit cards, checks and money orders. We also accept Western Union and MoneyGram transfers. We are now allowed to accept a faxed copy of your FFL license. Please, set your fax to "Extra Fine" and fax your FFL license to 540 374 8124.

Austrian Rifles

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Belgian Rifles

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French M. 1867 "a Tabatiere" Rifle Converted to a Shotgun ("Zulu Shotgun")

Caliber: 12 gauge (?)

Price: $375

Inventory # arc_0649

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DESCRIPTION: French M. 1867 "a Tabatiere" rifle converted to a shotgun. This was originally a French Mle.1857 percussion rifle, that was later converted to M.1867 breech loading rifle, and finally converted to the smoothbore shotgun configuration. The gun features a modified Snider hinged block action. Different patterns of the Tabatiere ("snuffbox") breech loading rifles and carbines were manufactured for the French infantry, cavalry, artillery, dragoons, chasseurs, gendarmerie and navy. Shortly after the Franco-Prussian war, the French military decided that these guns were obsolete. The Tabatiere rifles and carbines were sold as surplus. Consequently, they were converted to inexpensive commercial arms, with their stocks shortened, and their barrels bored smooth for shot shells. These cut down, smooth bored guns were sold all over the world and are known today on the collector market as "Zulu Shotguns". This particular shotgun was manufactured at one of French arsenals, as indicated by markings on some metal parts. It was converted to "Zulu shotgun" configuration in Belgium, as indicated by Liege proof marks on the breech mechanism. Walnut half stock with steel buttplate and trigger guard. The right side of the buttstock displays a "Holy Water" plug. The metal parts of the shotgun display many French and Belgian arsenal markings, poincons and numbers. The upper part of the barrel shows some gunmaker's (?) markings, "MFF". The left side of the buttstock displays a name hand scratched in wood. Brass breech mechanism and receiver. The bore diameter is slightly less than 18 mm. Overall length: 48.75 inch. Barrel length: 31.5 inch. CONDITION: Fine. The shotgun has about 70% of its blue finish. Some, occasional light patina on metal. Solid stock with some handling marks and light dings. Some wear to wood behind the receiver tang and just above the lockplate (please, see pictures). There are no cracks in wood. Bore is in fine condition. All the internal parts of the shotgun are in fine condition, with no visible wear. The firing pin is missing. The hammer screw is probably a modern replacement. All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on metal.

French M. 1867 "a Tabatiere" Rifle Converted to a Percussion Shotgun ("Zulu Shotgun")

Caliber: 12 gauge (?)

Price: $475

Inventory # arc_0648

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DESCRIPTION: French M. 1867 "a Tabatiere" rifle converted to a percussion shotgun. This was originally a French Mle.1857 percussion rifle, that was later converted to M.1867 breech loading rifle, and finally converted to the smoothbore percussion shotgun configuration. The gun features a modified Snider hinged block action that was converted from centerfire to percussion. Different patterns of the Tabatiere ("snuffbox") breech loading rifles and carbines were manufactured for the French infantry, cavalry, artillery, dragoons, chasseurs, gendarmerie and navy. Shortly after the Franco-Prussian war, the French military decided that these guns were obsolete. The Tabatiere rifles and carbines were sold as surplus. Consequently, they were converted to inexpensive commercial arms, with their stocks shortened, and their barrels bored smooth for shot shells. These cut down, smooth bored guns were sold all over the world and are known today on the collector market as "Zulu Shotguns". This particular shotgun was manufactured at one of French arsenals, as indicated by markings on some metal parts. It was converted to "Zulu shotgun" configuration in Belgium, as indicated by Liege proof marks on the barrel and breech mechanism. Walnut half stock with steel buttplate and trigger guard. The right side of the buttstock displays a "Holy Water" plug. The metal parts of the shotgun display many French and Belgian arsenal markings, poincons and numbers. The upper part of the barrel shows some decorative markings and, possibly, a retailer name (unrecognizable, please, see pictures). Steel breech mechanism and receiver. The bore diameter is slightly less than 18 mm. Overall length: 52 inch. Barrel length: 34.75 inch. CONDITION: Fine+. The shotgun has about 87-90% of its blue finish. Some, occasional light patina on metal. Solid stock with some handling marks and light dings. There are no cracks in wood. Bore is in excellent condition. All the internal parts of the shotgun are in fine condition, with no visible wear. Mechanically, the shotgun is in excellent condition, with a very crisp, strong action. All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on metal.

Interesting Belgian Rolling Block Shotgun

Caliber: 16 gauge

Price: $1650

Inventory # arc_0318

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DESCRIPTION: Interesting and scarce Belgian made rolling block shotgun! Half round, half octagonal barrel. Shotgun style front sight. The gun was manufactured without the rear sight. Two step hammer. Shotgun style steel buttplate. There is no manufacturer's address on the receiver tang. The barrel displays following wording, "Acier Fin" (engraved and highlighted in silver). The back of the barrel shows Liege proof marks. Similar double barrel rolling block shotguns were manufactured by Nagant factory in Liege (see: "Les Revolvers Et Les Fusils Nagant", pp. 22-25). Matching serial numbers (the serial numbers are stamped on the frame of receiver and on the barrel only). The gun has blue finish, except for the hammer and rolling block that are finished in case coloring. Buttstock with the pistol grip and diamond checkering at the wrist. CONDITION: Fine to low excellent. 96% of original blue finish with occasional light patina and minor peppering. Solid stock with minor wear and some handling marks, dings and light scratches. Original finish on the stock. Nice, crisp action. Excellent, mirror like bore. All the internal parts of the shotgun are in fine condition, with no visible wear. All the markings are clearly visible on metal. Overall length: 45.25 inch. Barrel length: 29.75 inch. Great gun for the advanced Remington Rolling Block collector! Antique. (Ref.: "Les Revolvers Et Les Fusils Nagant" by Claude Feys and Rene Smeets, pp. 22-25).

British Rifles

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English Martini-Henry Cavalry Carbine Manufactured by Braendlin

Caliber: .450, rimmed

Price: $700

Inventory # arc_0659

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DESCRIPTION: English Martini-Henry cavalry carbine in .450, rimmed caliber. The carbine was manufactured by the Braendlin Armoury Company, as indicated by markings on the left side of the receiver. The chamber displays Braendlin's "Two Crossed Pennants over B". The barrel displays several English commercial proof marks. This scarce carbine was most likely made for the Royal Afghan army, as indicated by Afghan markings on the buttplate. The lower part of the receiver displays a serial number. No other part of the carbine displays a serial number. The configuration of the carbine follows closely English military Martini-Henry cavalry carbine. Short lever action. Military style, adjustable ramp and leaf rear sights. The forestock has a hole for the rear sights leather cover screw (not included). Military style stocks with two barrel bands. The carbine has no sling swivels, just holes for the rope in the forestock and buttstock (please, see pictures). The front barrel band does not have a bayonet lug (correct for cavalry carbines). Massive steel nosecap (also correct for cavalry carbines). Steel buttplate. Complete with a cleaning rod. Overall length: 37.75 inch. Barrel length: 21.25 inch. CONDITION: Very good+ to low fine. Metal is mainly in white, with some blue finish preserved in protected areas. The metal parts of the carbine show some dings and handling marks. Some cleaning marks are visible on metal. Occasional scattered brown/gray patina. All the internal parts of the carbine are in very good condition, with no visible wear. All the markings on metal are clearly visible. Stocks are in good condition with some handling marks, scratches and dings. The right/front part of the buttstock shows a hairline crack (please, see pictures). The left side of the forestock shows some wear (please, see pictures). The cocking indicator screw on the left side of the receiver is missing. Very good bore with strong rifling. Some darkness in the grooves. Strong action. Interesting Martini-Henry cavalry carbine manufactured by the Braendlin Armoury Company!

Chinese Rifles

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Czech Rifles

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Beautiful Czech Percussion Schutzen Rifle, c. 1860

Caliber: 12 mm

Price: $3500

Inventory # arp_0049

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DESCRIPTION: Beautiful Czech percussion Schutzen rifle, c. 1860. The design is similar to German Schutzen rifles. Heavy, target style octagonal barrel. Massive, full length walnut stock. Hardwood buttplate with brass plates. Brass trigger guard with pistol grip, counter plate and ramrod fixtures. Fixed front and rear sights. Provision for the target style tang sight. Double set trigger with interesting mechanism: the rear trigger needs to be pulled back in order to cock the hammer. The lower part of the buttstock shows a German silver plate with, "JR" initials. The lower part of the forearm has diamond checkering. Both sides of the buttstock show floral style carvings. The left side of the buttstock has a massive cheek piece. The lockplate displays both, military and floral style engraving. The rear part of the barrel also displays floral style engraving. The brass counter plate is beautifully shaped and engraved in floral style. The upper part of the octagonal barrel displays maker's markings, "M. Cerwenka w Beroune". The rifle was manufactured without barrel bands. Complete with a massive hardwood ramrod. CONDITION: Fine+. The lock and double set triggers work fine. Some light patina on steel parts. The maker's markings on the barrel are clearly visible. The stock shows some light handling marks and dings. Original finish on the stock. The right side of the forestock show a couple of hairline cracks. Overall length: 47 inch. Barrel length: 33 inch. The rifle is in all original condition, with no restoration. Scarce Czech percussion target rifle! (Oversize shipping and insurance rate is $45 for this item only).

Danish Rifles

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Beautiful Danish Krag Joergensen Schutzen Rifle

Caliber: 8 x 58 mm, rimmed

Price: $2750

Inventory # kra_0011

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DESCRIPTION: Very high quality Danish Krag Joergensen Schutzen rifle! The rifle seemed to be manufactured specifically for schutzen-style, long range target shooting. It features a beautifully machined, extra long and heavy barrel. The rifle displays the maker's markings on the barrel, "P. J. Petersen Bach Aalborg". These are the markings of a gun maker who converted the rifle from military to target style. The rifle is a single shot conversion of the Danish Krag M.1889 repeating military rifle. Originally, it was manufactured by the Rifle Factory in Copenhagen in 1902. Receiver displays several Danish proofs and the following wording: "Geverfabriken Kjobenhavn 1902 M. 89". The stock does not show any markings. Sporting style brown horn butt plate. Swiss target style micro-adjustable rear sights (they can be moved on the rail, which is an integral part of the barrel). Target style front sight. Straight bolt handle. Two sling swivels. The front part of the stock and the wrist displays diamond checkering. The left side of the buttstock has a cheekpiece. The rifle was manufactured without any safety device. The rifle does not have a provision for the cleaning rod (ramrod). Overall length: 52.25 inch. Barrel length: 32.5 inch. Danish Krag sporting/target rifles are difficult to find. CONDITION: Low excellent. 96-97% of blue finish is still present on the metal. Occasional spots of light patina (mostly on the rear sights). Nice, solid stock with some handling marks and light scratches. No cracks in the wood. Minor wear to the horn buttplate. Excellent bore with sharp and shiny rifling. Action is very crisp and fully functional. All the internal parts of the rifle are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. All the markings on metal are clearly visible. Scarce and very attractive Danish Krag Schutzen rifle! Serial# 573XX.

Dutch Rifles

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French Rifles

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French M. 1867 "a Tabatiere" Rifle Converted to a Shotgun ("Zulu Shotgun")

Caliber: 12 gauge (?)

Price: $375

Inventory # arc_0649

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DESCRIPTION: French M. 1867 "a Tabatiere" rifle converted to a shotgun. This was originally a French Mle.1857 percussion rifle, that was later converted to M.1867 breech loading rifle, and finally converted to the smoothbore shotgun configuration. The gun features a modified Snider hinged block action. Different patterns of the Tabatiere ("snuffbox") breech loading rifles and carbines were manufactured for the French infantry, cavalry, artillery, dragoons, chasseurs, gendarmerie and navy. Shortly after the Franco-Prussian war, the French military decided that these guns were obsolete. The Tabatiere rifles and carbines were sold as surplus. Consequently, they were converted to inexpensive commercial arms, with their stocks shortened, and their barrels bored smooth for shot shells. These cut down, smooth bored guns were sold all over the world and are known today on the collector market as "Zulu Shotguns". This particular shotgun was manufactured at one of French arsenals, as indicated by markings on some metal parts. It was converted to "Zulu shotgun" configuration in Belgium, as indicated by Liege proof marks on the breech mechanism. Walnut half stock with steel buttplate and trigger guard. The right side of the buttstock displays a "Holy Water" plug. The metal parts of the shotgun display many French and Belgian arsenal markings, poincons and numbers. The upper part of the barrel shows some gunmaker's (?) markings, "MFF". The left side of the buttstock displays a name hand scratched in wood. Brass breech mechanism and receiver. The bore diameter is slightly less than 18 mm. Overall length: 48.75 inch. Barrel length: 31.5 inch. CONDITION: Fine. The shotgun has about 70% of its blue finish. Some, occasional light patina on metal. Solid stock with some handling marks and light dings. Some wear to wood behind the receiver tang and just above the lockplate (please, see pictures). There are no cracks in wood. Bore is in fine condition. All the internal parts of the shotgun are in fine condition, with no visible wear. The firing pin is missing. The hammer screw is probably a modern replacement. All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on metal.

French M. 1867 "a Tabatiere" Rifle Converted to a Percussion Shotgun ("Zulu Shotgun")

Caliber: 12 gauge (?)

Price: $475

Inventory # arc_0648

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DESCRIPTION: French M. 1867 "a Tabatiere" rifle converted to a percussion shotgun. This was originally a French Mle.1857 percussion rifle, that was later converted to M.1867 breech loading rifle, and finally converted to the smoothbore percussion shotgun configuration. The gun features a modified Snider hinged block action that was converted from centerfire to percussion. Different patterns of the Tabatiere ("snuffbox") breech loading rifles and carbines were manufactured for the French infantry, cavalry, artillery, dragoons, chasseurs, gendarmerie and navy. Shortly after the Franco-Prussian war, the French military decided that these guns were obsolete. The Tabatiere rifles and carbines were sold as surplus. Consequently, they were converted to inexpensive commercial arms, with their stocks shortened, and their barrels bored smooth for shot shells. These cut down, smooth bored guns were sold all over the world and are known today on the collector market as "Zulu Shotguns". This particular shotgun was manufactured at one of French arsenals, as indicated by markings on some metal parts. It was converted to "Zulu shotgun" configuration in Belgium, as indicated by Liege proof marks on the barrel and breech mechanism. Walnut half stock with steel buttplate and trigger guard. The right side of the buttstock displays a "Holy Water" plug. The metal parts of the shotgun display many French and Belgian arsenal markings, poincons and numbers. The upper part of the barrel shows some decorative markings and, possibly, a retailer name (unrecognizable, please, see pictures). Steel breech mechanism and receiver. The bore diameter is slightly less than 18 mm. Overall length: 52 inch. Barrel length: 34.75 inch. CONDITION: Fine+. The shotgun has about 87-90% of its blue finish. Some, occasional light patina on metal. Solid stock with some handling marks and light dings. There are no cracks in wood. Bore is in excellent condition. All the internal parts of the shotgun are in fine condition, with no visible wear. Mechanically, the shotgun is in excellent condition, with a very crisp, strong action. All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on metal.

German Chassepot Sporting Rifle

Caliber: 9 mm (?)

Price: $1650

Inventory # arc_0124

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DESCRIPTION: French Chassepot M.1866 needle rifle made in St.Etienne in 1869, converted to unknown 9 mm center fire caliber. The quality and style of the rifle indicates that the conversion was done in Southern part of Germany. The rifle was most likely captured during the Franco-Prussian War, and consequently sold on the commercial market in Germany. The barrel has a high quality 9 mm liner. The bolt head was replaced to accommodate for the new caliber ammunition. Double set trigger. Swiss style rear sight. Very fancy Schutzen style trigger guard with floral engraving. The same style of engraving can also be found on the receiver, bolt and butt plate. The barrel is finished in blue, while the receiver, bolt, trigger guard, rear sight and butt plate has very nice case coloring finish. Nice diamond checkering on both sides of bolt handle. The stock also displays diamond checkering at the wrist. The butt plate displays initials, "SL" (German gunsmith?). The stock was shortened to the half-stock configuration. Complete with old style commercial cleaning rod. CONDITION: Low excellent. The blue finish on the barrel is nice and crisp, and it was preserved in about 96%. The condition of the case coloring finish on the other steel parts is very much the same, except for the butt plate, that is slightly worn. Bore is in fine+ condition with a strong rifling. Strong and crisp action. The original military stock was reworked and refinished during the conversion works. The butt stock has some handling marks, that may be a result of an attempt to replace a firing pin in the bolt long time ago (please, see pictures). Small horizontal hairline crack on the left side of the front part of the half-stock (please, see pictures). Fading serial number on the stock. Antique. Very attractive, high quality sporting rifle!

German Rifles

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Fine Double Barrel Percussion Fowler by Paul Ebert in Suhl, Prussia

Caliber: 2 x 20 gauge

Price: $3750

Inventory # arc_0644

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DESCRIPTION: Fine double barrel percussion fowler by Paul Ebert in Suhl, Prussia. A fowler is a muzzle-loading smoothbore shotgun designed to fire a number of pellets at one time. Fowlers were used throughout centuries for hunting small games, especially birds. The gun maker Paul Ebert is listed in Suhl circa 1830-44. Paul Ebert was famous for manufacturing the top quality hunting guns. Ebert's highest quality guns were manufactured only in very limited numbers on the European aristocracy and royal families orders. The fowler features 31.75 inch long twist barrels with gold inlaid foresight, gunsmith's signature and breech. Engraved and gold inlaid locks. Intrically engraved, chiseled and gold inlaid hammers. Sliding safeties. Engraved and gold inlaid mounts. Beautiful half stock with steel buttplate. The latter also shows some engraving and some gold inlays. There is a cheek-piece on the left side of the buttstock. Very nice diamond checkering at the wrist of the stock. Steel trigger guard with beautifully engraved hunting scenes and with some gold inlays. Original ramrod. There are no markings on the barrels under the stock. High quality of machining and metal finish! Overall length is 47.25 inch. The barrels length is 31.75 inch. A beautiful fowler from the best period in German gun making! CONDITION: Excellent. 90% of browning finish is still on metal. Occasional light patina (mainly on the trigger guard and lock plates). Excellent bores. No dents in tubes. Strong and smooth action. Mechanically the gun is in excellent condition, as well. All the internal parts of the fowler are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. Minor wear to gold inlays. Beautiful stock shows minor handling marks. The right side of the buttstock has some small scratches. Crisp checkering at the wrist. The stock was cleaned and refurbished a long time. This is typical for all European hunting guns, some of them were cleaned, or refurbished after the end of every hunting season. The right side of the forestock shows a high quality repair with a small block of wood nicely replaced, just above the front part of the lockplate (please, see pictures). The buttstock sling swivel is a modern replacement. Beautiful German double barrel percussion fowler by one of the best Prussian gun makers! Antique.

Beautiful and Very Scarce German Danzig Factory Mauser M.1898 Sporting Rifle with Matching Scope

Caliber: 7.92 x 57 mm

Price: $3975

Inventory # mau_0663

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DESCRIPTION: Beautiful and very scarce German Danzig factory Mauser M.1898 sporting rifle in 7.92 x 57 mm caliber. Manufactured by Gewehrfabrik Danzig shortly after the end of the Great War, as indicated by markings on the receiver rail and by the proof markings on the receiver ring. Sporting rifles of this pattern were manufactured in very limited numbers by the Danzig factory in 1918/1919. The lack of the military orders forced the Danzig factory to manufacture guns for the civilian market. Shortly after, the Danzig arsenal ceased to exist. Based on the Versailles Treaty all the machines were moved to Warsaw, Poland in 1920, in order to create the rifle factory there. The Danzig sporters utilized strong Kar.98AZ action with small ring receivers. Since Danzig sporters were arsenal made, they bear no commercial proofs, but Imperial German stamp, "Prussian Eagle" (stamped on the left side of the receiver ring, on the barrel under the wood, as well as on the bolt). Today, Danzig sporters are very difficult to find on the collector market, as very few were manufactured originally, and even less survived to these days. The receiver has German style scope mounts.The scope itself was manufactured by Dr. Walter Gerard in Charlottenburg, Germany, and is accordingly marked. Stepped, round barrel. Double set trigger. Military style stripper clip guides are machined into the back of the receiver. Internal box Mauser-style magazine. Fixed, European sporting style front sights. Two position, express style rear sights. Steel trigger guard. Walnut, sporting style half-stock with cheek-piece and semi- pistol grip. Beautiful diamond checkering at the wrist of the buttstock. Schnable forend. Mauser style safety lever is located on the back of the bolt. Turned down bolt handle. Steel buttplate. Two sporting style sling swivels. Manufactured with no provision for the cleaning rod. The four digit serial number indicates a limited production. All matching serial numbers (the matching serial numbers are stamped on the receiver, barrel, bolt, scope and scope mounts; all the remaining parts of the rifle do not display any numbers). The lower part of the buttstock displays a small crest of the city of Danzig, "Crown over two Crosses in the Shield". The right side of the buttstock displays the country of origins, "Germany". The rifle comes with an old leather sling. Overall length is 44 inch. The barrel length is 24 inch. CONDITION: Excellent. 95% of crisp, original blue finish is still on metal. The receiver has a somewhat fading and worn case coloring finish. The blue finish on the trigger guard is starting to turn to brownish color. There is one small spot of of light metal roughness on the trigger guard. Excellent bore with strong and shiny rifling. Strong and smooth action. Mechanically the rifle is in excellent condition, as well. All the internal parts of the rifle are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. The double set trigger is very sensitive. All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on metal and wood. Very attractive stock with a couple of minor handling marks. There is one small hairline crack on the right side of the stock, just in front of the bolt handle (please, see pictures). Fantastic quality of machining and metal finish! The scope is in excellent condition as well. The optics are still very clear. Beautiful and very scarce Danzig factory sporting rifle with a matching scope for a discriminating collector! Serial# 14XX.

Scarce German Gew. 98 "Wehrmann Gewehr" Mauser Rifle

Caliber: 8.15 x 46.5 mm, rimmed

Price: $700

Inventory # mau_0657

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DESCRIPTION: German Gew. 98 "Wehrmanngewehr" Mauser rifle in 8,15 x 46.5 mm caliber. This type of rifle is known under several names, "Wehrmanngewehr", "Wehrsportgewehr", "Wehrmannbuchse und Einheitsgewehr". John Walter calls it a "Militia and Universal Model". The design of the rifle loosely follows military issue Gew. 98, the major difference being "civilian" caliber and commercial proof marks. The rifle does not displays any maker markings. The rifle was manufactured as a repeater, with a fully functional magazine. Military style bayonet lug. Gew. 98 - style, adjustable rear sights calibrated from 400 to 2000 meter. Majority of the parts of the rifle came from surplus military issue Gew. 98 rifle. All steel furniture. The rifle was manufactured with a smooth bore! The stock displays fading Imperial German markings (please, see pictures). The stock was manufactured without the finger groove. The right side of the buttstock has a steel regimental disc inlaid in the wood, without any markings. The stock has a Duffel bag cut between the nosecap and the barrel band (please, see pictures). The cleaning rod is missing. Mismatched serial numbers (the same serial numbers are stamped on the barrel, nosecap and barrel band; different serial number is stamped on the bolt; no serial numbers are stamped on the remaining parts of the rifle). CONDITION: Fine. 90-92% of crisp blue finish is still on metal. Most of the finish wear is on the trigger guard and magazine floor plate. Some light patina is present on the barrel band and buttplate. The stock shows some handling marks and minor scratches. The front part of the stock has a hairline crack. Bore is in excellent+ condition (smoothbore!). Strong action. All the internal parts of the rifle are in fine condition, with no visible wear. All the markings on metal are still visible. There are some small spots of pitting on the right side of the barrel, along the stock line (mostly under wood). No import markings. Nice example of Wehrmann Gewehr! Serial# 83XX.

Beautiful and Very Scarce German Danzig Factory Mauser M.1898 Sporting Rifle with Matching Scope

Caliber: 7.92 x 57 mm

Price: $3975

Inventory # mau_0653

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DESCRIPTION: Beautiful and very scarce German Danzig factory Mauser M.1898 sporting rifle in 7.92 x 57 mm caliber. Manufactured by Gewehrfabrik Danzig shortly after the end of the Great War, as indicated by markings on the receiver rail and by the proof markings on the receiver ring. Sporting rifles of this pattern were manufactured in very limited numbers by the Danzig factory in 1918/1919. The lack of the military orders forced the Danzig factory to manufacture guns for the civilian market. Shortly after, the Danzig arsenal ceased to exist. Based on the Versailles Treaty all the machines were moved to Warsaw, Poland in 1920, in order to create the rifle factory there. The Danzig sporters utilized strong Kar.98AZ action with small ring receivers. Since Danzig sporters were arsenal made, they bear no commercial proofs, but Imperial German stamp, "Prussian Eagle" (stamped on the left side of the receiver ring, on the barrel under the wood, as well as on the bolt). Today, Danzig sporters are very difficult to find on the collector market, as very few were manufactured originally, and even less survived to these days. The receiver has German style scope mounts.The scope itself is manufactured by K. Gerard, and is accordingly marked. Stepped, round barrel. Double set trigger. Military style stripper clip guides are machined into the back of the receiver. Internal box Mauser-style magazine. Fixed, European sporting style front sights. Two position, express style rear sights. Steel trigger guard. Walnut, sporting style half-stock with cheek-piece and semi- pistol grip. Beautiful diamond checkering at the wrist of the buttstock. Schnable forend. Mauser style safety lever is located on the back of the bolt. Turned down bolt handle. Steel buttplate. Two sporting style sling swivels. Manufactured with no provision for the cleaning rod. The four digit serial number indicates a limited production. All matching serial numbers (the matching serial numbers are stamped on the receiver, barrel, bolt, scope and scope mounts; all the remaining parts of the rifle do not display any numbers). The lower part of the buttstock displays a small crest of the city of Danzig, "Crown over two Crosses in the Shield". The right side of the buttstock displays the country of origins, "Germany". Overall length is 44 inch. The barrel length is 24 inch. CONDITION: Excellent. 95% of crisp, original blue finish is still on metal. The receiver has an original polished steel finish, and is now covered with light brown patina. The blue finish on the trigger guard and the magazine floor plate is starting to turn to brownish color. Excellent bore with strong and shiny rifling. Strong and smooth action. Mechanically the rifle is in excellent condition, as well. All the internal parts of the rifle are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. The double set trigger is very sensitive. All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on metal and wood. Very attractive stock with a couple of minor handling marks. Fantastic quality of machining and metal finish! The scope is in excellent condition as well. The optics are still very clear. Beautiful and very scarce Danzig factory sporting rifle with a matching scope for a discriminating collector! Serial# 62XX.

German Chassepot Sporting Rifle

Caliber: 9 mm (?)

Price: $1650

Inventory # arc_0124

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DESCRIPTION: French Chassepot M.1866 needle rifle made in St.Etienne in 1869, converted to unknown 9 mm center fire caliber. The quality and style of the rifle indicates that the conversion was done in Southern part of Germany. The rifle was most likely captured during the Franco-Prussian War, and consequently sold on the commercial market in Germany. The barrel has a high quality 9 mm liner. The bolt head was replaced to accommodate for the new caliber ammunition. Double set trigger. Swiss style rear sight. Very fancy Schutzen style trigger guard with floral engraving. The same style of engraving can also be found on the receiver, bolt and butt plate. The barrel is finished in blue, while the receiver, bolt, trigger guard, rear sight and butt plate has very nice case coloring finish. Nice diamond checkering on both sides of bolt handle. The stock also displays diamond checkering at the wrist. The butt plate displays initials, "SL" (German gunsmith?). The stock was shortened to the half-stock configuration. Complete with old style commercial cleaning rod. CONDITION: Low excellent. The blue finish on the barrel is nice and crisp, and it was preserved in about 96%. The condition of the case coloring finish on the other steel parts is very much the same, except for the butt plate, that is slightly worn. Bore is in fine+ condition with a strong rifling. Strong and crisp action. The original military stock was reworked and refinished during the conversion works. The butt stock has some handling marks, that may be a result of an attempt to replace a firing pin in the bolt long time ago (please, see pictures). Small horizontal hairline crack on the left side of the front part of the half-stock (please, see pictures). Fading serial number on the stock. Antique. Very attractive, high quality sporting rifle!

Hungarian Rifles

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Italian Rifles

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Very Scarce Italian Vetterli Training Rifle (made by Beretta)

Caliber: .22 LR.

Price: $1575

Inventory # arc_0623

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DESCRIPTION: Very scarce, Beretta made Italian Vetterli training rifle in .22 LR caliber. There are only very few Vetterli .22 caliber training rifles on the market. The conversion was most likely done in 1942, as indicated by a date stamped on the right side of the chamber. There is also a smaller date stamped on the barrel, "1942". Single shot configuration. The bolt was modified to fire .22 LR cartridge. The rifle was rebarreled, with the new .22 caliber barrel replacing the old one in 10.35 mm. The new extractor system was installed. The receiver's dust cover was removed during the conversion. The magazine housing in the stock was covered by a steel plate. The new rear sights were installed. Matching serial numbers on the chamber, buttplate and on the bolt. (the buttstock shows fading, unrecognizable old number; no numbers are stamped on other parts). The chamber displays maker's markings, "Beretta Gardone". The left side of the buttstock displays a nice cartouche with maker's name, "P. Beretta Gardone Vt. ". The receiver and chamber displays small Italian proof marks, "Crown over PSF" and "Crown over Two Crossed Rifles in the Shield" (Gardone black powder, or smokeless proof of guns with rifled barrels). All steel furniture. Fixed front sight. Turned down bolt handle. Two military style sling swivels, the first one is located in the lower part of the barrel band, and the second one is located under the buttstock. Solid, steel buttplate with no trap. Complete with a cleaning rod and with an Italian military leather sling. CONDITION: Low fine. The metal has about 88-90% of blue turning to patina in some places. The buttplate shows some patina as well. The receiver has some small tool marks. The bore is in excellent condition with strong and shiny rifling. Strong action. The stock shows some handling marks and light dings. There is a hairline crack on the right side of the stock, just in front of the bolt handle (please, see pictures). The stock was refurbished during the conversion. No import markings. Overall length: 37 inch. Barrel length: 17.75 inch. Antique. Very scarce Italian Vetterli training rifle made by Beretta! Serial# C90XX.

Very Scarce Shooting Competition Prize Mannlicher Carcano M.1891 Rifle

Caliber: 6.5 mm x 52, rimless.

Price: $975

Inventory # manc_0066

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DESCRIPTION: Very scarce Mannlicher Carcano M.1891 'prize' rifle with a brass plate attached to the right side of the butt stock with the following wording: "ANNO 1908 TIRO A SEGNO NAZIONALE GARA DI .... PREMIO INSPETTORATO DELLA ...." ("The Year of 1908 Target Shooting Competition.... Prize of the Inspectorat...."). The words are fading and covered with scratches. At the end of 19th Century Italian government established a system of hundreds of gun ranges with a sole purpose to promote marksmanship and prepare civilian population for national emergency. Participation was encouraged and the best shooters received 'prize' rifles, initially Vetterlis, and later, Carcanos. This is one of such 'prize' rifles. Similar rifles were described by Ron Azzi in his article, "Italian 'Prize' Rifles" published in The Military Rifle Journal in October 1999 (posted on gunboards.com). The rifle displays a nice cartouche on the left side of the butt stock with Crest of Savoy and following wording, "FABB. D'ARMI DI TERNI 06". Mismatched serial numbers are stamped on the chamber and buttstock. No serial numbers are stamped on other parts of the rifle. The receiver and barrel were manufactured by the TERNI arsenal in 1901, as indicated by markings on the chamber, while the stock was made by the Terni arsenal in 1906 (see: the cartouche markings). This model of Carcano was built in 6.5 mm caliber with progressive rifling. Complete with original cleaning rod. CONDITION: Fine. 80% of original blue finish is still on metal. The finish is worn mostly on the barrel. There is also one spot of metal roughness on the barrel (please, see pictures). Some finish is turning to brownish color. Occasional spots of patina and/or peppering. The buttplate shows some dark patina. Fine bore with strong and shiny rifling. Strong action. All the internal parts of the rifle are in fine condition, with no visible wear. All the markings are clearly visible on metal and wood. Solid stock with some handling marks and dings. The handguard has a small hairline crack (please, see pictures). No import markings. Interesting Mannlicher Carcano for the advanced collector of Italian rifles. Serial# KI9XX.

Very Scarce Italian Vetterli Training Rifle (made by Beretta)

Caliber: .22 LR.

Price: $1575

Inventory # arc_0324

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DESCRIPTION: Very scarce, Beretta made Italian Vetterli training rifle in .22 LR caliber. There are only very few Vetterli .22 caliber training rifles on the market. The conversion was most likely done in 1945, as indicated by a date stamped on the right side of the chamber. There is also a smaller date stamped on the receiver, "1946". Single shot configuration. The bolt was modified to fire .22 LR cartridge. The rifle was rebarreled, with the new .22 caliber barrel replacing the old one in 10.35 mm. The new extractor system was installed. The receiver's dust cover was removed during the conversion. The magazine housing in the stock was covered by a steel plate. The new rear sights were installed. Matching serial numbers on the chamber, buttplate and on the bolt. (the buttstock shows fading, unrecognizable old number; no numbers are stamped on other parts). The chamber displays maker's markings, "Beretta Gardone". The receiver and chamber displays small Italian proof marks, "Crown over PSF" and "Crown over Two Crossed Rifles in the Shield" (Gardone black powder, or smokeless proof of guns with rifled barrels). All steel furniture. Fixed front sight. Turned down bolt handle. Two military style sling swivels, the first one is located in the lower part of the barrel band, and the second one is located under the buttstock. Solid, steel buttplate with no trap. Missing the cleaning rod. Complete with Italian military leather sling. CONDITION: Fine. The metal shows about 85% of blue turning to patina in some places. The buttplate is covered by a layer of uniform brown patina. The bore is in excellent condition with strong and shiny rifling. Strong action (bolt moves very tightly!). Solid stock with minor handling marks, dings and light scratches. No cracks to the stock. The stock was refurbished during the conversion. No import markings. Overall length: 37 inch. Barrel length: 17.75 inch. Antique. Very scarce Italian Vetterli training rifle made by Beretta! Serial# C111XX.

Very Scarce Ministry of War Shooting Competition Prize Mannlicher Carcano M.1891 Rifle

Caliber: 6.5 mm x 52, rimless.

Price: $1475

Inventory # manc_0065

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DESCRIPTION: Very scarce Mannlicher Carcano M.1891 'prize' rifle with a brass plate attached to the right side of the butt stock with the following wording: "VIII GARA GENERALE DI TIRO A SEGNO PREMIO DEL MINISTERO DELLA GUERRA" ("8th General Target Shooting Competition - Prize of the Ministry of War"). At the end of 19th Century Italian government established a system of hundreds of gun ranges with a sole purpose to promote marksmanship and prepare civilian population for national emergency. Participation was encouraged and the best shooters received 'prize' rifles, initially Vetterlis, and later, Carcanos. This is one of such 'prize' rifles. Similar rifles were described by Ron Azzi in his article, "Italian 'Prize' Rifles" published in The Military Rifle Journal in October 1999 (posted on gunboards.com). The rifle displays a nice cartouche on the left side of the butt stock with Crest of Savoy and following wording, "FABB. D'ARMI....TERNI 1934 XII". Matching serial numbers. The serial number on the stock seemed to be restamped at one point to match the number on the receiver, in the typical Italian manner. The receiver and barrel were made in Rome in 1918, as indicated by markings on the chamber, while the stock has Terni markings. This model of Carcano was built in 6.5 mm caliber with progressive rifling. Complete with an original cleaning rod. CONDITION: Fine, with 90% original blue finish still present on metal. The finish is worn mainly on the magazine and on sharp edges of other steel parts of the rifle. Some blue finish is starting to turn to brownish color. The buttplate shows some light patina. Fine bore with strong rifling. Strong action. All the internal parts of the rifle are in fine condition, with no visible wear. All the markings are clearly visible on metal and wood. Solid stock with numerous handling marks. No cracks in wood. No import markings. Interesting Mannlicher Carcano for the advanced collector of Italian rifles. Serial# ORK9XX.

Japanese Rifles

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Interesting Japanese Rolling Block Shotgun

Caliber: 36 gauge

Price: $875

Inventory # arc_0412

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DESCRIPTION: Interesting and scarce Japanese made rolling block shotgun. The shape of the shotgun may provide hints as to its origins. In fact, the shotgun does not follow the lines of American and European manufactured Rolling Blocks. The buttstock creates almost a straight line with the barrel. The shotgun features a round barrel with the last few inches near the receiver turning to octagonal shape. Simple non-adjustable front and rear sights. Two step hammer. The buttstock was made without the buttplate. Two sling swivels. There is no manufacturer's address on the receiver tang. No markings can be found on the receiver/barrel assembly. Buttstock has a diamond checkering at the wrist. The shotgun was manufactured without a handguard. The receiver and the trigger guard are nicely engraved in floral motifs. CONDITION: Very good. 70% of original finish with occasional light patina and minor peppering. Most of the finish is turning to uniform brown color. Solid buttstock with minor wear and some handling marks, dings and light scratches. The forestock has a crack on its right side (please, see pictures). There is a piece of wood missing in the front/right part of the forestock. Original finish on the stocks. Very good bore. All the internal parts of the shotgun are in very good condition, with no visible wear. The receiver screws' heads show screwdriver's marks. The firing pin needs either repair, or just an adjustment, as it seems to be stuck in the rolling block. Overall length: 36.50 inch. Barrel length: 24 inch. Interesting gun for the Remington Rolling Block collector! Antique.

Norwegian Rifles

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Polish Rifles

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Very Scarce Polish kbks wz. 1930 A Sporting Rifle

Caliber: .22 Short

Price: $2575

Inventory # 22_0157

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DESCRIPTION: Very scarce Polish pre-World War Two wz. 1930 A single shot sporting rifle! The rifle displays following markings on the barrel: "P.W.U. Fabryka Karabinow Warszawa" (on the left side), and "K.B.K.S. Wz.A Patent No.72A Kal. 22 Short" (on the right side). The left side of the receiver ring displays a serial number. "Kbk.S" is a Polish language abbreviation that stands for, "karabinek sportowy" (sporting carbine). Accordingly, "wz" (wzor) will translate to "model", or "pattern". Matching serial numbers (the matching serial numbers are stamped on the receiver and bolt only; other parts of the rifle do not have serial numbers, which is correct for this model). The serial numbers are factory original, and they were not restamped. The rifle has an original blue finish on metal. Sporting style front sight with protective hood. Sporting style, adjustable rear sights calibrated from 25 to 50 meter. The rifle was manufactured without a finger groove in the forestock. Hardened rubber buttplate with diamond checkering and letters, "FK" (Fabryka Karabinow w Warszawie). Steel trigger guard. Two sporting style sling swivels. Correct bolt with straight handle. The bolt, the rear sights, the safety mechanism, as well as the rifle itself were patented in Poland. The rifle is drilled and tapped for an optical scope (on the left side of the receiver, please see pictures). The left side of the stock shows some screw holes camouflaged with some wood filling material (just below the receiver). Overall length is 42 inch. The barrel length is 24.25 inch. This rifle comes from my personal collection of Polish firearms. CONDITION: Excellent. 98% of original blue finish is still on metal. The finish is worn mainly on the sharp edges of steel parts. The bolt and rotating part of the rear sights are finished in white, as they should be. Very nice, solid stock with some minor handling marks. Wood is in original finish. No cracks in wood. The hardened rubber buttplate is beautifully preserved, with no cracks of any kind (please, see pictures). Excellent bore with strong and shiny rifling. Strong action. Mechanically the rifle is in excellent condition as well. All the internal parts of the rifle are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. All the markings and numbers on metal clearly visible. No import markings. Very scarce Polish kbks wz.1930 A sporting rifle! Serial# 104XX.

Very Scarce Polish kbks M.1931 Military Training Rifle

Caliber: .22 LR.

Price: $2575

Inventory # 22_0155

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DESCRIPTION: Very scarce Polish pre-World War Two M. 1931 single shot military trainer! The rifle displays following markings on the receiver: "Polish Eagle, F.B. Radom 1932"("F.B." = Fabryka Broni = The Arms Factory at Radom, Poland). The left side of the receiver rail displays model markings, "M.31" (only very early production rifles of this pattern were marked, "M.31", and not "kbk.S. wz.31"!). Wz. 1931 rifle was a standard Polish military trainer in the 1930-s. "Kbk.S" is a Polish language abbreviation that stands for, "karabinek sportowy" (sporting carbine). Accordingly, "wz" (wzor) will translate to "model", or "pattern". Despite such a sporting nomenclature, kbks was used mostly as a military trainer for Polish recruits. Many such rifles were also given to various level schools and universities for student military training. Externally, the rifle is very similar to wz.1929 Mauser rifle, as it was meant to be a trainer for Polish army recruits. The dimensions and weight are also almost identical to those of wz.1929 rifle. Matching serial numbers, except for the extractor (the matching serial numbers are stamped on the receiver, barrel, buttplate, rear sights and bolt; the extractor displays a mismatched serial number; other parts of the rifle do not have serial numbers). The stock does not display a serial number (the stock may have been refurbished long time ago). All the serial numbers are factory original, and they were not restamped. The rifle has an original black baked enamel over phosphate finish on metal. Military style front sight with protective wings. Military style, adjustable rear sight calibrated from 20 to 100 meter. The rifle was manufactured with a short finger groove in the forestock. Steel buttplate and trigger guard. Polish Mauser style sling swivels (correct). Some fading Polish arsenal markings are stamped on the right side of the buttstock: "WB" (in a circle). The lower part of the buttstock displays fading "D" (in an octagon - stamped just behind the trigger guard, please, see pictures). Correct bolt with straight handle. The cleaning rod is missing. Overall length is 43.25 inch. The barrel length is 24.50 inch. This rifle comes from my personal collection of Polish military firearms. CONDITION: Fine. 80-82% of original finish is still on metal. The black baked enamel on the receiver is mostly gone, the phosphate finish is still there. Nice, solid stock with some handling marks. Wood may have been refurbished long time ago (there is no serial number visible on the stock, and all the markings are fading). Excellent bore with strong and shiny rifling. Strong action. Mechanically the rifle is in excellent condition as well. All the internal parts of the rifle are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. No import markings. Very scarce, early production Polish kbks M.1931 military training rifle! Serial# 7XX.

Very Scarce Polish kbks wz.1931 Military Training Rifle

Caliber: .22 LR.

Price: $2575

Inventory # 22_0153

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DESCRIPTION: Very scarce Polish pre-World War Two wz. 1931 single shot military trainer! The rifle displays following markings on the receiver: "Polish Eagle, F.B. Radom 1935"("F.B." = Fabryka Broni = The Arms Factory at Radom, Poland). The left side of the receiver rail displays model markings, "kbk.S. wz.31". Wz. 1931 rifle was a standard Polish military trainer in the 1930-s. "Kbk.S" is a Polish language abbreviation that stands for, "karabinek sportowy" (sporting carbine). Accordingly, "wz" (wzor) will translate to "model", or "pattern". Despite such a sporting nomenclature, kbks was used mostly as a military trainer for Polish recruits. Many such rifles were also given to various level schools and universities for student military training. Externally, the rifle is very similar to wz.1929 Mauser rifle, as it was meant to be a trainer for Polish army recruits. The dimensions and weight are also almost identical to those of wz.1929 rifle. All matching serial numbers (the matching serial numbers are stamped on the receiver, barrel, stock, buttplate, rear sights, extractor and bolt; other parts of the rifle do not have serial numbers, which is correct for this model). All the serial numbers are factory original, and they were not restamped. The rifle has an original black baked enamel over phosphate finish on metal. Military style front sight with protective wings. Military style, adjustable rear sight calibrated from 20 to 100 meter. The rifle was manufactured with a short finger groove in the forestock. Steel buttplate and trigger guard. Polish Mauser style sling swivels (correct). Some Polish arsenal markings are stamped on the right side of the buttstock: "WB" (in a circle). The lower part of the buttstock displays, "Polish Eagle" and "D 2" (in a oval - stamped just behind the trigger guard, please, see pictures). Correct bolt with straight handle. The cleaning rod is missing. Overall length is 43.25 inch. The barrel length is 24.50 inch. This rifle comes from my personal collection of Polish military firearms. CONDITION: Fine. 82-85% of original finish is still on metal. Nice stock with some handling marks, light dings and small scratches. The right side of the stock has a small horizontal hairline crack (just below the receiver ring, please, see pictures). The rear part of the handguard also has a hairline crack (please, see pictures). Wood is in original finish. Excellent bore with strong and shiny rifling. Strong action. Mechanically the rifle is in excellent condition as well. All the internal parts of the rifle are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. No import markings. Very scarce Polish kbks wz.1931 military training rifle! Serial# 134XX.

Very Scarce Polish kbks Wz.1898 Mauser Training Rifle (Warsaw, 1928)

Caliber: .22 LR.

Price: $2675

Inventory # mau_0668

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DESCRIPTION: Very scarce Polish kbks wz. 1898 training rifle in .22 LR caliber. "Kbks" is a Polish language abbreviation that stands for, "karabinek sportowy" (sporting carbine). Accordingly, "wz" (wzor) will translate to "model", or "pattern". Despite such a sporting nomenclature, kbks was used mainly as a military trainer for Polish recruits. Many such rifles were also given to various level schools and universities for student military training. Standard Polish trainer in the 1920-s and 1930-s. Originally, Polish made K98 in 7.92 mm Mauser caliber, later it was converted to single shot .22 LR trainer configuration. The magazine follower and spring were removed to allow only single shot action. The "empty" magazine served as a brass catcher (as in a number of other military training rifles). The bolt was modified accordingly for the .22 LR. The bolt is from the German Kar. 98 AZ, as indicated by markings under the handle. It was converted to .22 LR by one of the Polish arsenals, and marked with the Polish eagle on the handle (please, see pictures). It is quite common to see Imperial German bolts, usually from Kar.98AZ, or Gew.98, on early production Polish rifles. The action was rebarreled with newly manufactured .22 barrel. The rifle is marked on the receiver: "Polish Eagle, P.F.K. WARSZAWA 1928" ("P.F.K."=Panstwowa Fabryka Karabinow = The State Rifle Factory in Warsaw, Poland). The left side of the receiver displays, "K98" (model designation before the conversion). Manufactured without provision for the cleaning rod. The right side of the buttstock displays an interesting cartouche, "Eagle over a Shield with a Letter 'K' inside" (fading). Matching serial numbers, except for the buttplate (matching numbers are stamped on the receiver, barrel, nosecap, barrel band, front sights, rear sights, trigger guard and magazine floor plate; the number on the stock is fading and impossible to recognize; the bolt does not show a serial number; the number on the buttplate is close - but the first digit is '5' instead of '2' - error?). Four sling swivels. Later, some of the kbks Wz.1898 rifles (but not all) were marked on the hand guard with a large caliber designation, "22", that allowed Polish recruits to properly identify the rifle as a trainer. This rifle does not have such markings (I believe that these ".22" markings were not burned in wood by Polish arsenals, but rather by units/schools that used the rifles). Overall length is 43.25 inch. The barrel length is 24.75 inch. This rifle comes from my personal collection of Polish military firearms. CONDITION: Fine+ to low excellent. 92% of blue finish is still on metal. Some blue finish is turning to brownish color (mainly on the trigger guard and on the magazine floor plate). Occasional light patina/peppering on some metal parts. Some brown patina on the buttplate. Solid stock displays nice smooth finish with some light handling marks and dings. No cracks to wood. Wood was probably refurbished when the rifle was converted to .22 LR configuration, as the markings and numbers are fading. Bore is in fine condition. Strong action. Mechanically, the rifle is in excellent condition. All the internal parts of the rifle are in fine condition. All the markings and numbers on metal are clearly visible. The rifle is in all original condition, as brought from the war. No import markings. Very scarce Polish kbks wz. 1898 trainer! Serial# 21XX.

Very Scarce Polish kbks wz.1931 Military Training Rifle

Caliber: .22 LR.

Price: $2175

Inventory # 22_0152

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DESCRIPTION: Very scarce Polish pre-World War Two wz. 1931 single shot military trainer! The rifle displays following markings on the receiver: "Polish Eagle, F.B. Radom 1932"("F.B." = Fabryka Broni = The Arms Factory at Radom, Poland). The left side of the receiver rail displays model markings, "kbk.S. wz.31". Wz. 1931 rifle was a standard Polish military trainer in the 1930-s. "Kbk.s" is a Polish language abbreviation that stands for, "karabinek sportowy" (sporting carbine). Accordingly, "wz" (wzor) will translate to "model", or "pattern". Despite such a sporting nomenclature, kbks was used mostly as a military trainer for Polish recruits. Many such rifles were also given to various level schools and universities for student military training. Externally, the rifle is very similar to wz.1929 Mauser rifle, as it was meant to be a trainer for Polish army recruits. The dimensions and weight are also almost identical to those of wz.1929 rifle. All matching serial numbers (the matching serial numbers are stamped on the receiver, barrel, stock, buttplate, rear sights and bolt; other parts of the rifle do not have serial numbers, which is correct for this model). The serial number on the stock is fading, but still recognizable. All the serial numbers are factory original, and they were not restamped. The rifle has an original black baked enamel over phosphate finish on metal. Military style front sight with protective wings. Military style, adjustable rear sight calibrated from 20 to 100 meter. The rifle was manufactured with a short finger groove in the forestock. Steel buttplate and trigger guard. Polish Mauser style sling swivels (correct). Some Polish arsenal markings are stamped on the right side of the buttstock: "D" (in an octagon), "WB" (in a circle). The lower part of the buttstock also displays, "D" (in an octagon - stamped just behind the trigger guard). The bolt handle was bend down in German style, which may indicate that the rifle was used as a trainer by German military during the war. The cleaning rod and extractor are missing. Overall length is 43.25 inch. The barrel length is 24.50 inch. CONDITION: Fine. 94-95% of original finish is still on metal. Most of the finish wear is on the sharp edges of steel parts. Solid stock with some handling marks, light dings and small scratches. No cracks in wood. Wood has some kind of wax, or varnish finish, which is partially worn, most likely as a result of over cleaning. Excellent bore with strong and shiny rifling. Strong action. Mechanically the rifle is in excellent condition as well. All the internal parts of the rifle are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. No import markings. Very scarce Polish kbks wz.1931 military training rifle! Serial# 43XX.

Swedish Rifles

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Swiss Rifles

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Swiss Martini Schutzen Rifle by J. Gysi in Interlaken

Caliber: 10.4 x 38 mm, rimfire (Swiss .41)

Price: $1750

Inventory # arc_0537

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DESCRIPTION: Very nice Swiss Martini Schutzen rifle! The rifle features an extra long and heavy half-round, half-octagonal barrel. It was manufactured specifically for Swiss-style long range target shooting. The rifle displays the maker's markings on the left side of the receiver, "Joh. Gysi Interlaken". Several Swiss markings, numbers and proofs are stamped on various metal parts of the rifle. The stocks do not show any markings. Set trigger mechanism. Swiss style butt plate. Swiss target style rear sights. Target style front sight. Two sling swivels. All steel furniture. There is a bayonet lug on the right side of the nosecap. Complete with an original cleaning rod. CONDITION: Fine. The barrel has 98% of crisp blue finish. Fading case coloring on the receiver with some scattered patina and peppering. The blue on the buttplate, nosecap, rear sight, sling swivels and lever is turning to brownish color. Nice stocks with some handling marks and light scratches. There are no cracks in wood. The finish on the stocks is original. Excellent bore with sharp and shiny rifling. Action is very crisp and fully functional. The set trigger mechanism works very well. All the internal parts of the rifle are in fine condition, with no visible wear. All the markings on metal are clearly visible. Very high quality of machining and metal finish. Overall length: 49 inches. Barrel length: 32.25 inches. Antique. Scarce and very attractive Swiss Martini Schutzen rifle! (Oversize shipping and insurance rate is $40 for this item only).

Swiss Milbank-Amsler Schutzen Rifle

Caliber: 10.4 x 38 mm, rimfire (Swiss .41)

Price: $1975

Inventory # arc_0362

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DESCRIPTION: Beautiful Swiss Milbank-Amsler Schutzen rifle! The rifle features an extra long and very heavy octagonal barrel. It was manufactured specifically for Swiss-style long range target shooting. The rifle is a conversion of the M. 1851 Federal Percussion Stutzer. This type of the swinging-block mechanism conversion was approved for the Swiss army issue in December 1863. Originally, the system was patented in the USA by Isaac Milbank, and later it was modified by Rudolf Amsler. Twenty gun makers took part in the Swiss army conversion program. The rifle displays the maker's markings on the barrel, "Widmer Ettiswil". These are the markings of a gun maker who converted the rifle from military to target style. The back of the barrel displays the wording, "Acier Fondu". The lock plate displays a letter, "S". Several Swiss markings and proofs are stamped on various metal parts of the rifle. The stock does not show any markings. Double set trigger mechanism. Swiss style butt plate. Swiss target style micro-adjustable rear sights (they can be moved on the rail, which is an integral part of the barrel). Target style front sight. Two sling swivels. All steel furniture. The rifle does not have a provision for the cleaning rod (ramrod). CONDITION: Low excellent. 92% of the finish is still present on the metal. Some finish is turning to brown color. Nice stock with few handling marks and light scratches. There is a small crack on the left side of the stock near the counter screw. A small block of wood was nicely replaced on the right side of the stock, just below the breech block. There is also a small chip on the right side of the stock just in front the the breech block (please, see pictures). Excellent bore with sharp and shiny rifling. Action is very crisp and fully functional. The double set trigger mechanism works very well. All the internal parts of the rifle are in excellent condition. All the markings on metal are clearly visible. Overall length: 54 inches. Barrel length: 34 inches. Antique. Scarce and very attractive Swiss breech loading Schutzen rifle! (Oversize shipping and insurance rate is $45 for this item only).

Very Early Swiss M.1869 Vetterli Rifle (a Prototype?)

Caliber: 10.4 x 38R, Rimfire.

Price: $3275

Inventory # arc_0306

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DESCRIPTION: Unusual and one of a kind Swiss Vetterli M.1869 rifle! The rifle was made by Weber-Ruesch in Zurich, and is accordingly marked on the left side of the receiver. This maker was not awarded a Swiss army contract, so perhaps the rifle is one of the prototypes made for trials, or a sample presented to Swiss army for consideration. The other possibility is that the rifle was simply offered on the commercial market. The rifle is virtually identical with early military model 1869 trial rifle described in "Die Repetiergewehre der Schweiz" , p. 30. The M.1863 rear sights are similar to those found on Milbank Amsler and Peabody military rifles, as well as on some Swiss sporting and target rifles. I have also seen similar sights installed on Swiss Martini target rifles. Some early Vetterli M.1867, 1868 and M.1869 prototype rifles have also used this type of rear sights (see: "Die Repetiergewehre der Schweiz" , p.19, p.22, pp.25-30). The rifle has all the early features of M.1869 series. Some parts of the rifle are crudely manufactured, especially when compared to military M.69/71 (rear sling swivel!). High capacity tubular magazine under the barrel (12+1 rounds). The rifle does not show the usual Swiss Cross stamped on the receiver and buttstock. There is no serial number. Some parts are stamped with assembly numbers that should not be confused with the serial numbers. Right side of the buttstock displays a German silver shield inlaid in the wood (with no markings). The left side of the chamber displays a letter "K" and a small cantonal (?) crest (unrecognizable). The barrel displays following markings under the forestock, "C.W.& C. 3752". The metal displays also a couple of smaller marks. The lower part of the buttstock displays a museum, or a collection number black painted on the white background, "C111". The rifle still has a scarce loading gate cover and the magazine cut off lever, that were removed from most of the early Vetterli rifles. The receiver dust cover was removed from the rifle. The forestock has original checkering. Complete with commercial style, period cleaning rod, which is most likely not correct for this type of rifle. CONDITION: Fine+. The rifle has polished steel finish with traces of brown patina. The buttplate shows some darker patina. The stocks are in original finish. Some handling marks, dings and minor scratches are visible on the stocks. No cracks to the stocks. Very good bore with strong, shiny rifling (counter bored couple of inches from the muzzle). Action works fine. Antique. Very early and one of the kind Swiss M.1869/71 Vetterli rifle, that is worth further research! Serial# NN.

Swiss Military Style Breech Loading Percussion Schutzen Rifle

Caliber: 10.4 mm

Price: $3500

Inventory # arc_0119

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DESCRIPTION: Scarce Swiss military style breech loading percussion Schutzen rifle. Interesting percussion breech loading mechanism, similar to the Mont Storm patent, and later cartridge rifles, Milbank-Amsler and Albini-Braendlin. The breech is locked by a massive steel rod operated by "Monkey Tail" style lever located on the receiver tang, above the butt stock. Swiss style butt plate, trigger guard and rear sight. Swiss style bayonet lug on the right side of the barrel (Swiss style target shooting requires the military style rifle with a bayonet lug). Two barrel bands configuration. All steel furniture. The right side of the chamber displays following maker's markings, "RAMEAU" (Swiss gun maker who built the schutzen rifle?). The left side of the chamber displays following maker's markings, "Crown over P&C" (Belgian gun maker who supplied the lock mechanism?). The rear sight is installed on the rail and can be adjusted forward and backward on the barrel. No provision for the ramrod. CONDITION: Excellent. The lock works fine. Some light patina on steel parts. Original finish on the stock. Overall length: 46 inch. Barrel length: 26.25 inch. Antique. Scarce! This is the only rifle utilizing such breech loading mechanism, I have ever seen!

US Rifles

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John Wayne Production Company Remington Rolling Block Rifle M.1902

Caliber: 7 x 57 mm, rimless.

Price: $1100

Inventory # arc_0629

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DESCRIPTION: One of the few surviving Remington Rolling Block rifles that belonged to John Wayne Production Company BATJAC. The left side of the buttstock displays company's name, "BATJAC" (please, see pictures). The rifle was used in the movie "Alamo", pretending to be a flintlock, with the light alloy plate attached to its action (not included). The holes from the nails that secured the "flintlock" plate are still visible on the right side of the buttstock (camouflaged with some wood filling material, please, see pictures). Most of these guns were stored in private residence in Malibu, CA, and were consequently burned in the big Malibu fire. This one was not! The rifle is in original military configuration. Three-line Remington address with a patent date is stamped on the receiver's tang, "Remington Arms Co., Ilion, N.Y. U.S.A, Patented Octr. 22nd, 1902". The caliber designation is stamped on the barrel, "Cal. 7 mm". The rear sight is graduated from 100 to 2000 m. Fixed front sight. Two piece walnut stock with a handguard. Flat style steel buttplate. Two barrel bands. The nosecap has a bayonet lug. Two military style sling swivels. No cleaning rod. The rifles of this type were ordered by many governments in South and Central America, as well as by Mexico. CONDITION: Overall in low fine condition. Metal has 85-88% of blue finish, turning to brownish color patina. Some pitting on the barrel along the stock lines (please, see pictures). Fine bore with strong and shiny rifling. Strong action. Mechanically, the rifle is in very good condition. Solid stocks with some handling marks, dings and scratches (mostly on the right side of the buttstock). The front part of the handguard has a hairline crack (please, see pictures). Light alloy flintlock plate that was nailed to the stock during the production of the movie "Alamo" is not included. Scarce! A must for a John Wayne collector! C&R required.

Imperial Russian Military Contract Winchester M. 1895 Lever Action Rifle

Caliber: 7.62 x 54 mm, rimmed

Price: $2750

Inventory # wnr_0011

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DESCRIPTION: Scarce Imperial Russian Army contract Winchester M.1895 lever action rifle! At the beginning of the World War One the Russian military realized that they do not have enough serviceable rifles for their troops. The decision was made to order rifles from abroad. The USA was selected as a major supplier of new rifles. One of the contracts was placed with Winchester. 300.000 Winchester M.1895 rifles were ordered. The first deliveries took placed in 1915, hence the rifle become to be known in Russia as a "Model 1915" ("Vintovka Vinchestera, obr. 1915g."). The Bolshevik Revolution caused deliveries to cease in 1917. The actual number of rifles delivered to the Russian army is still a subject of dispute. According to some Russian sources, the Imperial Russian army received about 299.000 of Winchester M.1895 rifles in the period of 1915-1916 (out of 300.000 ordered). The rifle was highly regarded by the Russian military and it was issued to the front line units. Poland and Finland had many thousands of M.1895 Winchester rifles in 1918. Finland captured even more rifles of this pattern in 1939-1940. Finnish Civil Guard had many rifles of this model in practically new condition in 1918. Some surviving rifles of this type were shipped from the Soviet Union to Spain during the Spanish Civil War. The rifle is a standard M.1895 Winchester musket in Russian caliber (7.62 mm). The action is locked by a vertically-sliding bar intercepting the reciprocating bolt as the operating lever is closed. The rear ramp and leaf sight is graduated to 3200 paces. Integral box magazine loaded from the stripper clip. The magazine capacity is 5 rounds. The nosecap has a bayonet lug for Winchester export pattern bayonet. The right side of the receiver displays a rectangular stamp with Russian military acceptance mark, "HiZ" (in rectangular, in Cyrillic characters). The Winchester logo and the caliber designation, "7.62 M.M" are stamped on the top of the receiver. The caliber is overstamped with a Russian letter, "P". The left side of the receiver displays a standard Winchester address in two lines. 28 inch long round barrel. Overall length: 46.25 inch.CONDITION: Low fine. The rifle has about 74% of original blue mixed with light patina. The balance is in white. Some blue finish is turning to brownish color. The stock is in original finish with usual wear, handling marks, dings and scratches. Some wear to wood near the receiver tang. The rear part of the handguard also shows some wear and a couple of hairline cracks. Crisp action. Very good bore with strong rifling. The internal parts of the rifle are in very good condition, with no visible wear. No import markings. Scarce Russian contract Winchester from the time of the Great War! Serial# 3846XX.

Very Nice Marlin Model 1893 Lever Action Rifle

Caliber: 30-30 Winchester

Price: $1975

Inventory # mlr_0101

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DESCRIPTION: Very nice Marlin Model 1893 lever action rifle. This model was manufactured from 1893 to 1936. 26 inch long octagonal barrel. Tube magazine. Visible hammer. Adjustable buck horn style rear sights. Straight grip stock. Crescent shape steel buttplate. Standard nine inch long forearm. Case coloring on the receiver and lever. Blue finish on the octagonal barrel and on the tubular magazine. The Marlin address is stamped on the upper part of barrel, along with the caliber designation, "30-30". The left side of the barrel displays wording, "Special Smokeless Steel". The receiver tang displays following wording, "Marlin Model 93". The upper part of the receiver displays wording, "Marlin Safety". Excellent quality of machining and wood/metal finish! Overall length of the rifle: 44.50 inch. CONDITION: Excellent. About 92% of nice case coloring is still on the receiver and lever. The balance is light brown patina. 94% of blue finish is still on the barrel and tubular magazine. Very nice stocks with only minor handling marks and light dings. There is a very small chip in the lower part of the buttstock, just in front of the buttplate (please, see pictures). The right side of the buttstock has 1.5 inch long hairline cracks next to the buttplate (please, see pictures). Excellent bore with sharp and shiny rifling. Action is very crisp and fully functional. Mechanically, the rifle is in excellent condition. All the internal parts of the rifle are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on the metal. Very nice Marlin Model 1893 rifle! Very low, three digit serial number! Serial# 1XX.

Very Nice Remington Rolling Block Rifle M.1897

Caliber: 7 x 57 mm, rimless.

Price: $1100

Inventory # arc_0386

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DESCRIPTION: Very nice Remington Rolling Block M.1897 rifle in 7 x 57 mm Mauser caliber! Manufactured by Remington Arms Co., Ilion, N.Y. U.S.A, as indicated by markings on the receiver tang (in three lines). The tang also displays several patent dates, with the last one being, "1874". The barrel displays caliber designation, "CAL. 7 MM". The rear sight is graduated from 100 to 2000 m. Fixed front sight. Two piece walnut stock with a handguard. Flat style steel buttplate. Two barrel bands. The nosecap has a bayonet lug. Two military style sling swivels. Complete with original cleaning rod. The rifles of this type were ordered by many governments in South and Central America, as well as by Mexico. CONDITION: Overall in excellent condition. The rifle has two different types of metal finish. Barrel, hammer and rolling block have 95% of crisp, original blue finish. Receiver, tang and trigger guard has 82% of original case coloring. Some brown patina on the buttplate. Some finish on the barrel bands and front sight is turning to brownish color. All the internal parts of the rifle are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. All the markings are clearly visible on the metal. Excellent bore with strong and shiny rifling. Crisp action. Mechanically, the rifle is perfect order. All the internal parts of the rifle are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. Very nice stocks with some handling marks and light dings. No cracks in the wood. Original finish on the wood. Remington Rolling Block M.1897 rifle in very collectible condition! Antique.

Massive Remington Percussion Bench Target Rifle

Caliber: 0.50

Price: $2000

Inventory # rmr_0001

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DESCRIPTION: Target bench rifle with a very heavy half-round, half-octagonal barrel stamped "Remington". Very early and scarce target bench rifle! Manufactured in the very early period of the gun maker activity, before the mass production of Remington rifles began. There is no indication if Remington manufactured just the barrel, which is signed with his name, or the entire rifle. Most of the books on the subject indicate that, in the early period of his activity, Remington manufactured just barrels. The "Remington" markings on the barrel are slightly fading, but still recognizable (please, see pictures). The front part of the lockplate displays another gun maker markings, "A. Hundt". The caliber of the rifle seems to be about 0.50 mm (based on the bore diameter). Fixed front and rear sights. The back of the barrel is predrilled for some kind of the target scope. The distance between the centers of the holes is exactly 1 inch. Target style brass buttplate and trigger guard. Double set trigger. The lower/front part of the stock displays a decorative brass plate (for the owner initials?). Massive metal nosecap (I am not sure what metal it is). The lockplate is lightly engraved in geometrical motifs. Brass counterplate. Very nice walnut stock with "tiger stripes" pattern (please, see pictures). The ramrod is missing. The two brass fittings for the stock key are also missing. The overall length of the rifle is 43.5 inch. The barrel length is 28 inch. The length of the octagonal part of the barrel is 13 inch. The length of the round part of the barrel is 15 inch. The diameter of the front of the barrel is 30 mm. The diameter of the barrel just before the octagon starts is 37 mm. The diameter of the barrel at the octagon is 41 mm. The thickness of the barrel walls at the muzzle is 8.5 mm. Weight of the rifle is about 20 pounds. CONDITION: Very good+ to fine, antique condition. Metal is covered with smooth, gray patina. A couple of spots of metal roughness on the lockplate and barrel. The front part of the stock has some old cracks. The stock shows some old glue under the barrel, so the cracks seem to be secured. Wood was most likely refinished when the cracks were repaired. The front/right side of the stock shows some wear along the barrel line. There is also some stock wear under the barrel, all the way to the ramrod channel (please, see pictures). The hammer does not stay cocked, the main spring may need to be adjusted. Very impressive early American target bench rifle! Antique. (Oversize shipping and insurance rate is $45 for this item only).

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