Somewhere around 1905, Franklin Hiram Walker, son of Hiram Walker, founder of Walkertown and Walker distilleries, contracted Holland and Holland to build him a double rifle for an upcoming Chamois hunt in Italy. The rifle pictured was the result, the story goes that Mr. Walker went to Italy shot his Chamois and put the rifle away, never to be used again. Apparently, 6 shots were fired. The rifle was bequeathed to Mr. Walker's house manager, which then passed it along to his son, from whom the rifle was purchased. The provenance is solid, the condition is impeccable, the rarity of caliber is undeniable 295/300 rook, the grade is of the highest quality, for the double rifle collector this is the holy grail. Please call for more information.
This is one of my latest builds. Chambered in 44 Special. This is an Antique status revolver, serial number brings date of manufacture to 1875 and was originally chambered in 41 Colt. It is now sporting a new barrel and cylinder, all work has been performed in my shop. Engraving is by Brian Frank, grips are elk stag and hand fitted. This revolver is in perfect working condition, with polished internals, making a very slick action. These are very difficult to come by these days and command a serious buyer. Serious collectors/shooters only please. The revolver comes with an R.C.M.P. Antique status letter, it does not require a license to buy, own or shoot, in Canada. Must be 18 years of age and of course I reserve the right to refuse anyone who I am not confidant is a suitable buyer. Previous buyers will receive preference.
This is a very good condition late 1700's flintlock pocket/muff/boot pistol. These pistols were made by just about every gunsmith in the United Kingdom in the 1700's, used mostly for protection at short distance encounters. This one is marked London on one side with designs on the opposite side, no makers mark indicated. It functions as it should with a very strong main spring. It is in very good condition and should make a nice addition to any collection.
The Thompson submachine gun was also known informally as the "Tommy Gun", "Street Sweeper" ,"Annihilator", "Chicago Typewriter", "Trench Broom", "Chicago Submachine", "Chicago Piano", "Chicago Style", "Chicago Organ Grinder", "Drum Gun", "the Chopper", "the Tommy Boy" or simply "the Thompson".
The Thompson submachine gun is an American machine gun first invented byJohn T. Thompson in 1918, during World War I and became infamous during the prohibition era, being a signature weapon of various organized crime syndicates in the United States. It was a common sight in the media of the time, being used by both law enforcement officers and criminals. The Thompson was favoured by soldiers, criminals, police, FBI, and civilians alike for its fully automatic fire, while still being relatively lightweight, portable and easy to use. It has since gained popularity among civilian collectors for its historical significance. It has considerable significance in popular culture, especially in works about the Prohibition era and World War II, and is one of the most well known and recognized firearms in history. The original fully automatic Thompsons are no longer produced, but numerous semi-automatic civilian versions are still being manufactured by Auto-Ordnance. This example is completely deactivated as per Canadian compliance, the magazine is removable and has been welded with all insides removed. A very nice example of a famous or infamous firearm. No License is required to own or purchase. 18 years of age is mandatory.
Australian 1907 Pattern Bayonet with 'SLAZ' Marked Grips.An Australian 1907 Pattern, bayonet with 'SLAZ' marked grips. About 1927, bayonet production ceased and was re commenced late in 1940. Ricasso markings from 1940 are different, including the inspector's marks. The bayonet shop was transferred from Lithgow to Orange in July 1942. The wood room, which made up rifle furniture as well as bayonet grips, was removed from Lithgow to the Slazenger Sports Goods factory in Sydney in 1941, and the mark "Slaz" on the grips indicates manufacture there. After Japans entry into the war in the Pacific, Australian bayonet development moved rapidly into newer, shorter and specialised patterns. The blade is in excellent condition. The pommel has the push button release, which operates smoothly. Comes with Mangrovite scabbard.
A Colony and Dominion of Britain until Confederation in 1867, the security of Canada was in the hands of the British Government.
As such, British forces were stationed in Canada to varying degrees, depending on need and perceived external threats. Those forces were armed and provided for at the discretion and expense of the British Government.
The need for an improved defence organization was an important contributing factor leading to negotiations for Confederation. Following Confederation, Sir George Etienne Cartier's first Militia Act for the Dominion of Canada created the Department of Militia and Defence in 1868. It drew heavily upon Canada's system of universal obligation for military service and volunteer units, which visibly embodied the militia.
The new Canadian armed forces continued to rely on Britain for the supply of arms, not always with success. Weapons from American suppliers crept into the chain to fill shortages. As ammunition development progressed, and following the introduction of Magazine Lee-Metford and Enfield rifles, many Martini arms on hand through the latter part of the 19th century were converted to .303” calibre. Thus Canadians were armed with a hodge-podge, depending on service and immediate need.
One exception was unique to Canada. Following approval by the Department of Militia and Defence, the .303” caliber Martini-Metford MkII rifle was ordered from Britain, along with the P1893 sword bayonet. The bayonets were contracted to Wilkinson of London, and a production run of 1,000 completed by 1894.
The hilt design of the bayonet was influenced by the British Martini Henry P1887 MkIII, and strongly followed the overall appearance of the British 1888 Trials bayonet.
All British markings on P1893 bayonets to date are marked as follows, the left ricasso bears a large Victorian crown over V.R, the issue date of 2 ’94, and maker's name WILKINSON, LONDON.
The right ricasso is stamped with the British ownership mark : WD over an arrow, the lone (Wilkinson) inspector's stamp on steel : a crown over 35 over W, and the ‘X’ bend test mark.
Both grips of each bayonet are also marked with a Wilkinson inspector's stamp : crown over 49 over W.
Of the 1,000 Martini Metford rifles and bayonets purchased from Britain, the majority were issued to the Royal Regiment of Canadian Infantry. The RRCI were formed on 23rd May 1893, and redesignated the Royal Canadian Regiment in November 1901.
Unique to Canada, these are scarce bayonets and are highly prized by collectors.
Antique percussion two blade knife pistol by James Rodgers, Sheffield, England, with what appears to be an octagonal, German silver barrel, approximately 30 caliber, 3 1/2" and is missing a front sight. The barrel has two proof marks over the horn handle, the drop down trigger between the two blades having the makers mark at the ricassos, the horn grips are slotted to hold nipple tweezers and a bullet mold.
Maker of this fine pistol is Edward Bond of London, England who worked 1746-1790, is also listed as a viewer to the Hudson Bay Company 1771-1789. Wood has the usual dings and scraps from hundreds of years of use but is still overall solid. The metal has turned different shades of patina with the lock plate, trigger guard and hammer being the darkest. This pistol functions as it should and would likely shoot just fine (although not recommended). Ram rod is period correct.
The Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry sword, along with its heavy cavalry counterpart, was only the second standardized sword of the British cavalry. Prior to 1788, regiment colonels were permitted to purchase whatever swords they saw fit for their troops, paid for from a bulk allowance they drew from the War Office. This meant that for most of the 18th century the British cavalry were furnished with swords of varying quality and suitability.
The Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry sword is a weapon designed primarily for cutting, as shown by the form of the blade. These swords curve as much as 2.25 in from the straight line, giving them a level of curve closer to the cutting swords of Indian talwar or the Hungarian hussar sabre, rather than the almost straight blades that were to be classified as the cut-and-thrust types of later European cavalry. A sufficiently curved blade can produce a slicing effect, rather than the hacking or chopping effect of a straight sword, making cuts more powerful with a similar weight of sword, and amount of effort delivered.
There are many accounts of the deadly effects of this blade and a little research will bring up many gruesome stories. Samuel Dawes of Birmingham was a sword maker from around 1775-1830 and sold large numbers of both light and heavy models straight to the Board of Ordnance. A good example of a British 1796 pattern light cavalry troopers sabre, arguably the most famous sword of the Napoleonic Wars. With an 80cm, single fullered, curved steel blade ending in a hatchet point. With a steel stirrup hilt and a leather covered grip. In its original steel scabbard with two suspension rings. No doubt this blade saw battle in the Napoleonic Wars.
This is a very nice example of a deluxe Winchester Model 71 in 348 caliber. These are highly prized hunting rifles for larger species as the 348 packs a significant punch. From brown bear to moose this is a sought after hunting rifle. This rifle is in excellent condition, blueing is a solid overall 85% with wear in the expected carry areas, the wood is solid with no cracks, chips or splits. The bore is as expected in mint bright shiney condition. Deluxe rifles came standard with pistol grips, checkering and sling swivels. This rifle has been fitted with a side mounted Redfield peep sight, not original to the rifle. Although many of the later rifles were factory drilled and tapped for side-mount peep sights
I believe this is an aftermarket installation. Overall this is a fine collectable hunting rifle.