Collectible Firearms and Edged Weapons

Kristopher Gasior and Kasia Matuszewska-Gasior

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

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Shotguns

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Model, Price, Number & Pictures

Description & Condition

Belgian Double Barrel Shotgun by Raick Brothers in Liege

Caliber: 2 x 16 gauge

Price: $1850

Inventory # arc_0685

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DESCRIPTION: Nice Belgian double barrel shotgun by Raick Brothers in Liege. Raick Brothers were Belgian gunmakers, who operated from 1807 to around 1950. The maker address is engraved on the barrels' rib, "Raick Freres Liege - Canons Acier Krupp". The barrels also display following markings, "Assemblage A Bloc", "Brevette No. 63897" and "Acier Anglais". The shotgun features 27.75 inch long Krupp manufactured barrels. The rib is matted on its entire length. Full engraving with hunting scenes and/or floral style decor (breech, tang, hammers, trigger guard, etc.). Walnut half stock with hardened rubber buttplate showing some hunting scenes, as well. There is a cheek-piece on the left side of the buttstock. Diamond checkering at the wrist of the stock, as well as in the front part of the stock. Steel trigger guard. Several Belgian proof marks and other markings are present on the barrels under the stock (Crown over ELG over Star (in an oval), 12C (in a diamond), Star over AD, HJ, EL (stylish, entwined), Choke 17.2/18.1, etc.). Two sling swivels. Overall length is 44.5 inch. The barrels length is 27.75 inch. CONDITION: Fine. 85% of blue finish is still on metal. Some finish is turning to gray color. The engraving on metal is beautifully preserved. Excellent bores. No dents in tubes. The hammers are in great shape. Strong and smooth action. Mechanically the gun is in fine condition, as well. All the internal parts of the shotgun are in fine condition, with no visible wear. The stock shows minor handling marks and light dings. The checkering is slightly worn. There is a small chip to the lower part of the hardened rubber buttplate (please, see pictures). All the markings on metal are also nicely preserved. Nice Belgian double barrel shotgun! Antique.

German Zella-Mehlis Drilling

Caliber: 2 x 16 gauge + 9.3 x 72mm, rimmed

Price: $3850

Inventory # arc_0683

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DESCRIPTION: Very nice German Zella-Mehlis drilling (double shotgun over rifle). The gun was probably manufactured by one of the smaller Zella-Mehlis gun makers. There was a large number of German gun makers that manufactured special order guns in small quantities at the end of 19th century. Many of these guns do not show gun maker names, as it is in a case of this drilling. A drilling is a combination gun that has three barrels. This gun has two matching shotgun barrels and a rifle barrel. The term "drilling", or "dreiling" came from a German word "drei" (three), accordingly "Dreiling" means triplet. Drillings have a long history in Europe, dating back to the early days of cartridge firearms, and they were very popular in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. These guns are almost exclusively hunting arms. The barrels of this gun display several markings, located mainly under the forestock, "Prussian Eagle, Crown over N, Nitro, 360 +72 + D, Crown over G, Crown over U, two Prussian Eagles, 118,35, 1109, 1000, ZM (stylish, entwined, Proof Mark of the Proof House at Zella-Mehlis), S, S, A.K., Krupps Cher Flussstahl". The barrels' rib is matted on its entire length. Fixed front and rear sights. Steel trigger guard. Horn buttplate. Half-stock with semi-pistol grip. Diamond checkering at the wrist of the buttstock. There is a cheek-piece on the left side of the buttstock. Sporting style sling swivels. Full engraving with hunting scenes and/or floral style decor (breech, tang, hammers, trigger guard, etc.). High quality of machining and metal finish! Overall length is 43.5 inch. The barrels length is 26.75 inch. CONDITION: Fine. 80% of browning finish is still on metal. Some finish is turning to gray color. Occasional spots of light patina on the barrels. The engraving on metal is beautifully preserved. Fine, shiny bores. No dents in tubes. The hammers are in great shape. Strong and smooth action. Mechanically the gun is in fine condition, as well. All the internal parts of the gun are in fine condition, with no visible wear. The stock shows minor handling marks and light dings. The checkering is slightly worn. The horn buttplate is also slightly worn. There is a small chip in the lower part of the buttstock, just in front of the buttplate (please, see pictures). All the markings on metal are also nicely preserved. A beautiful drilling from the best period in German gunmaking! Antique.

Double Barrel Shotgun by Georg Knaak in Berlin, Germany

Caliber: 2 x 16 gauge

Price: $1475

Inventory # arc_0682

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DESCRIPTION: Double barrel shotgun by Deutsche Waffenfabrik Georg Knaak in Berlin, Germany. Breech loader. The gun maker Deutsche Waffenfabrik Georg Knaak is listed in Berlin, Germany circa 1880-1910. The upper part of the left side barrel displays the gunmaker address, "Deutsche Waffenfabrik Georg Knaak". The upper part of the right side barrel displays the gunmaker location, "Berlin". The Deutsche Waffenfabrik Georg Knaak was a gun maker and an international dealer in all kinds of arms, ammo and military equipment. Both barrels also display following markings, "'Excelsior Stahl Witten', 'Marke Adler'" (Adlerwaffenwerke?) and a Double Head Eagle (please, see pictures). The shotgun features 29 inch long twist barrels with gunsmith's signature. The rib is matted on its entire length. Full engraving with hunting scenes and/or floral style decor (breech, tang, hammers, trigger guard, etc.). Walnut half stock with hardened rubber buttplate and a pistol grip. There is a cheek-piece on the left side of the buttstock. Diamond checkering at the wrist of the stock, as well as in the front part of the stock. Horn trigger guard and a pistol grip cap. Several German proof marks and other markings are present on the barrels under the stock (please, see pictures). Two sling swivels. Overall length is 45.75 inch. The barrels length is 29 inch. CONDITION: Fine. 75-80% of browning finish is still on metal. Most of the finish wear is on the barrels. Some finish is turning to gray color. Occasional spots of light patina on the barrels. The engraving on metal is beautifully preserved. Fine bores. No dents in tubes. The hammers are in great shape (they are slightly different). Strong and smooth action. Mechanically the gun is in fine condition, as well. All the internal parts of the shotgun are in fine condition, with no visible wear. The stock shows minor handling marks and light dings. The checkering is slightly worn. The hardened rubber buttplate tang shows a small hairline crack. All the markings on metal are also nicely preserved. Nice German double barrel shotgun! Antique.

High Quality Double Barrel Shotgun by Devisme in Paris, France

Caliber: 2 x 16 gauge

Price: $4750

Inventory # arc_0681

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DESCRIPTION: High quality double barrel shotgun by Jean-Louis François Devisme in Paris, France. Breech loader. The famous French gun maker and inventor Jean-Louis François Devisme is listed in Paris circa 1840-1870. Jean-Louis François Devisme manufactured high grade firearms and edged weapons for wealthy French and international customers. His customer list included members of the royal families, aristocracy and government officials, as well as Confederate general Robert E. Lee and Confederate president Jefferson Davis. Jean-Louis François Devisme is remembered today principally for the highly decorated firearms produced for a succession of Paris Exhibitions, and for the Great Exhibition in London in 1851 at Crystal Palace, for which he was awarded numerous medals. He ranks as one of the most accomplished of the 19th-century French gun makers. The barrels' top flat is engraved, "Devisme 36 Boulevart des Italiens A Paris". Both lockplates also display the gun maker name, "Devisme a Paris". Beautifully scroll-engraved steel furniture. The shotgun features 28.5 inch long twist barrels. Very nice half stock with steel buttplate. The buttplate tang and buttplate screws also show some engraving. High quality diamond checkering at the wrist of the stock, as well as in the front part of the stock. Nicely engraved steel trigger guard. No markings on the barrels under the stock. High quality of machining and metal finish! Overall length is 45.5 inch. The barrels length is 28.5 inch. The barrels' diameter at the muzzle is 0.715. The barrels' wall thickness is 0.040. CONDITION: Fine. 85% of browning finish is still on barrels. Occasional light patina. A couple of spots of light surface rust on the barrels, mainly near the muzzles. Partially fading case coloring on the lockplate, buttplate, barrels's tang and on the trigger guard. The engraving on metal is beautifully preserved. The tubes are free of dents. The hammers are in great shape. Strong and crisp action. Excellent, smooth and shiny bores. The right side of the action bar shows a small fracture (please, see the last picture). Most likely, a flaw in the gun's forging has caused the crack. The stock is free of cracks and shows only some light scratches (mainly on the left side of the buttstock) and some handling marks. The diamond checkering on the stock is nicely preserved. All the internal parts of the shotgun are beautifully preserved with no visible wear. All the markings on metal are also nicely preserved. Beautiful French double barrel shotgun by a famous gun maker! Antique.

Double Barrel Percussion Fowler by Sellier in Paris, France

Caliber: 2 x 23 gauge

Price: $1100

Inventory # arc_0680

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DESCRIPTION: Classic double barrel percussion fowler by Sellier in Paris, France. 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 Sellier is listed in Paris and in Liege circa 1850-1865. The fowler features 27.5 inch long twist barrels with gold inlaid gunsmith's signature. Engraved locks with gold inlaid gunsmith's signature. Engraved mounts. Beautiful, carved half stock with steel buttplate. The lower part of the buttstock displays fantastically carved deer's head. The left side of the buttstock shows a carved chrysanthemum. The buttplate tang also shows some engraving. There is a cheek-piece on the left side of the buttstock. Diamond checkering at the wrist of the stock, as well as in the front part of the stock. Nicely engraved steel trigger guard. Plain, wooden ramrod with a steel tip (may not be an original). Liege proof mark ("ELG over Star" (in an oval)) on the barrels under the stock. Overall length is 44.75 inch. The barrels length is 27.5 inch. CONDITION: Very good+ (considering the crude stock's repair). 80% of browning finish is still on barrels Occasional light patina. The left side barrel is in excellent condition without any dents. The right side barrel shows some dents near the muzzle. The left side hammer is most likely a replacement. It shows corrosion (please, see pictures). The right side hammer seems to be original and is in excellent condition (may have been reblued long time ago). The locks needs works. Some wear to gold inlays on the barrels and lockplates. The period crude repair to the front part of the stock. The latter was cracked and consequently was covered with black painted bronze sheet (this should be professionally redone, please, see pictures). The carved parts of the buttstock are beautifully preserved. French double barrel percussion fowler with a beautifully carved buttstock! Antique.

Fine Italian 18th Century Miquelet Long Fowler

Caliber: 14 gauge

Price: $3675

Inventory # arf_0067

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DESCRIPTION: Scarce Italian 18th Century single-barrel long fowler with a Neapolitan miquelet style lock. 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 fowler features 48.75 inch long, very good quality, smoothbore, half-round, half-octagonal barrel. Nice walnut halfstock with a sculpted and fluted buttstock and a small brass nosecap. The lockplate and some parts of the lock are lightly engraved. All brass furniture. All the brass parts of the gun are beautifully engraved in hunting scenes (please, see pictures). One brass barrel band. A side-mounted pair of brass sling swivels would allow the fowler to be slung over the shoulder and carried easily in the field. There is a hidden compartment in the buttstock behind the brass buttplate (please, see pictures). The trap is opened by pressing the pushbutton located in the lower part of the buttstock. Complete with a plain, wooden ramrod. Overall length is 64 inch. The barrel length is 48.75 inch. A nice example of the seldom encountered Italian fowler! Similar fowler, with a fake signature of Giovanni Beretta, is in the NRA Museum collection. CONDITION: Fine. All the iron parts of the fowler are covered with a layer of pleasing light patina. There is a couple of spots of metal roughness on the barrel. Some roughness on the miquelet lock spring. The barrel shows one small dent (on the right side, near the muzzle, please, see pictures). The brass furniture of the fowler is well preserved. All the hunting scenes are clearly visible. The brass buttplate tang has a small crack (please, see pictures). Mechanically the gun is in excellent condition. The miquelet mechanism functions perfectly, and will spark the frizzen and open it, as it should. Nice stock shows only a few small dings and some minor handling marks. The lower part of the stock shows an old repair (the crack near the trigger guard was secured with glue and two old nails). There is also a small hairline crack in the stock, just in front of the lockplate (please, se pictures). The lower part of the buttstock has an extra hole (for a missing sling swivel?). A beautiful fowler from a great period in Italian gun making! (Oversize shipping and insurance rate is $75 for this item only).

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.

Interesting Japanese Rolling Block Shotgun

Caliber: 36 gauge

Price: $750

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.

Interesting Belgian Rolling Block Shotgun

Caliber: 16 gauge

Price: $1575

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).

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Collectible Firearms and Edged Weapons

Kristopher Gasior and Kasia Matuszewska-Gasior

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

Telephone/FAX# (540) 374-8124 (orders only!)

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