Date of manufacture is 1892, This rifle is in amazing original condition. The mechanics function as they should and it sports a minty bore, bright and sharp. Metal finish on the barrel is original and 85% plus, with the mag tube going more plum colour. The receiver has lost all of its colour case but is in the typical shiny silver that remains when the thin case colours disappear. The wood is wonderful, with no chips or cracks, lots of bumps and bruises as obviously this rifle was used for intended purposes. This is a very clean collector grade rifle in a rarer caliber.
SN 5044. Cal. 22LR. 7-1/2″ bbl. Standard Walther markings on right and left sides of slide. Crown/N proofs on right side of slide and bbl. Front of weight unscrews and can be filled with different amounts of lead. Checkered wood grip. Front strap is checkered. Mag is marked “102”. Metal finish is approximately 80 % with wear in the obvious places at high points and thinning on sides of bbl and slide. All markings clear. Wood grips show normal wear and are split badly and missing pieces, repair is done poorly. Mechanics are as expected and pistol functions perfectly, the slide catch slips on occasion. Bore is bright with strong rifling. I purchased this pistol from the son of the owner that is inscribed on the leather holster, the son of the R.A.F. pilot told me that his father was a submarine observation pilot and carried this pistol in his aircraft while on duty, not sure what a 22 cal. pistol would do in an emergency but was better than nothing I suppose.
$875 Can. Restricted SOLD
The British .577 Snider–Enfield was a breech-loading rifle. The American Jacob Snider invented this firearm action, and the Snider–Enfield was one of the most widely used of the Snider varieties. The British Army adopted it in 1866 as a conversion system for its ubiquitous Pattern 1853 Enfield muzzle-loading rifles, and used it until 1874 when the Martini–Henry rifle began to supersede it. The British Indian Army used the Snider–Enfield until the end of the nineteenth century. This rifle is a very good representation of the MK II*, it sports an excellent bore and should make a great shooter. This is an antique in Canada and does not require a license to purchase or own, buyer must be 18 years of age.
This is a very solid example of a very scarce British pattern, the 1821 light cavalry trooper sabre. This sabre was carried by British troops during the Crimean War, as well as many other conflicts, and armed Canadian volunteers well into the 1860s. The sabre has some surface pitting on the hilt, and very faint traces on the blade itself. The grip is in good shape and is very solid with no rattle. The sword still sports its original leather washer. The scabbard has the usual bumps and bruises that one would expect from a working sword of this vintage. The sword and the scabbard are are both regimentally marked and are matching.
A great example of this rare sabre that would complete a pattern collection nicely.
This is a prototype rifle… only an estimated 50 were produced (maybe) Special features are the one-piece stock and black rubber Hawkins buttplate, Bore has strong rifling, but dark. Very rare and highly collectable rifle in original configuration. Check out the last one that sold at auction at James Julia's - lot 1659, April 2017, ($25,300 U.S. - $31,800 can.), this rifle is arguably in better overall condition with the correct Hawkens butt pad.
Most of these guns did not survive and those that have are in very poor condition or have been severely modified, it's rare that the wood on these guns has remained in original configuration and that it has remained as a flintlock and did not get converted to percussion . This rifle dates to around 1775, it functions as it should and would probably shoot as intended, although I do not recommend it. A great piece of Canadian history, I hope it stays in Canada. Wood is cracked and repaired, metal has turned a grey brown colour, mechanically it functions as it should, ram rod is likely a replacement. I date this gun somewhere around 1790-1820. Made in England as for trade with native Canadians for fur. From its beginning in 1670, the Hudson's Bay Company traded guns to the Indians on a large scale. By 1742, beaver pelts were valued at: one pelt for one pound of shot or three flints; four pelts for one pound of power; ten pelts for a pistol; twenty pelts for a trade gun. The primary source of the Indian trade gun was factories in Birmingham and London, England. The gun makers in London charged that Birmingham turned out park-paling muskets for the American trade. The Birmingham manufacturers were often referred to as blood merchants and their factories blood houses by the London group. There are numerous accounts in journals of gun barrels blowing up when these trade guns were fired (Northwest Journal). There is no way to determine how many Indians and trader lost all or parts of their hands from these guns. Still, problems with the Indian trade gun were probably no higher than other Colonial guns of the period. The full-stocked, smooth bore trade guns varied little in shape and style, but underwent changes in barrel lengths. By the late 1820's, the 30 inch barrel had become popular. A distinctive feature of these guns was the dragon or serpent shaped side plate. Most Indians would not trade for a gun that did not have the serpent plate.
Description coming soon.
Luger pistols were manufactured in Germany and Switzerland to very close tolerances and exacting standards using the highest quality materials of the day, and original pistols were known for having a long service life. The design requires hand fitting of certain parts for proper operation. Assembling the gun using a side plate from another pistol, for example, may prevent the sear from working, making the pistol inoperable. The Luger barrel, which was rigidly fixed to the barrel extension and carried the front sight, provided excellent accuracy.
Typically Lugers in Canada are designated as Prohibited weapons due to barrel length. This particular example has a replacement barrel with a slightly longer length, which in turn puts it into the restricted category.
The magazine is of a later date, I believe most of the serial numbers match other than barrel and mag. The bore is mint as are the grips, the finish is a solid 90% and the pistol functions as it should. This is a very collectable piece and should make a great addition to any collection.
$1,875 Canadian SOLD
The Model 28, also known as the Highway Patrolman, traces its heritage back to the Smith & Wesson Registered Magnum. The Registered Magnum morphed into the 357 Magnum (first production model completed April 8, 1935). The 357 Magnum was temporarily discontinued in 1941 when S&W turned their focus to wartime production, but was reintroduced in December 1948 with the new series beginning at serial number S72000. The new 357 Magnum had been modernized to incorporate the rebound slide operated hammer block and the new short throw hammer. It was redesignated the Model 27 in 1957. Law enforcement agencies favoured the Model 27, but it's high-polish finish and labor-intensive top strap checkering added expense with no added utility for a police carry gun.
The Model 28 is unusual in that Smith & Wesson removed, rather than added, features to the Model 27 to create it, in order to reduce production costs with no reduction in utility. A classic N frame revolver, the Highway Patrolman is blued, but it is not polished, saving labour costs. The top strap and frame rounds are bead blasted to achieve a matte appearance. In the late 1940s and the first part of the 1950s Smith & Wesson was the only American gun company manufacturing a .357 magnum revolver. Since this relatively deluxe model was the only revolver available for this cartridge at the time, police departments, as well as individual officers and private shooters, requested from Smith & Wesson a more strictly utilitarian "budget" .357 magnum revolver. S&W responded with the Highway Patrolman (later renamed the Model 28 in 1957). The manufacturing changes made for a more affordable revolver, though mechanically the Highway Patrolman is the same as the more ornate Model 27. The Model 28 was in production from 1954 through 1986. For most of its production run it was a steady seller with both police officers and civilian shooters.
This example shows very little use, inside and mechanically it is mint condition. The wood grips show little chips and marks but overall excellent. Restricted.
$ 795 Canadian