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
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.
This is a very early lifter hammer gun made by Parker Bros. As with all these hammer guns it is afflicted with the same looseness on face. The bores are suffering from black powder pitting, it is concentrated near the chambers but extends towards the muzzles. The Damascus barrels appear to be in decent condition without any major defects. The wood is excellent on this gun, many that I have seen are in mostly sport poor condition butt and fore stocks. Butt stock has the skeleton butt plate, the engraving is beautiful and deserving of this grade of gun. Overall a very nice representative piece of Parker history.
$1495 Can. reduced $1250 Can.
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.
Manufactured in 1911, this carbine offers an unusual instance of British firearms procurement during the First World War. The Royal Navy faced a shortage of rifles when it was forced to give up most of its modern long-arms to equip the rapidly expanding Army. One response was to purchase weapons in the neutral USA. 20,000 examples of this Winchester Carbine were purchased for issue to Torpedo Boats. This particular rifle is in good condition for a war time rifle, the metal finish is almost all grey patina with areas of minor surface rust that should easily be oiled off. The wood appears to be solid with many bumps and bruises. It sports the most amazing bore, bright shiny with sharp rifling, appears as new, in mint condition. The metal is scattered with all the proper british proof marks including those of the Royal Navy. The front sight has been modified and can easily be unmodified if so desired, the rear sight is missing. There is no saddle ring and the stud appears to have been removed at least partially, as well there is an extra screw on the left side of the receiver, I cannot figure out what the purpose of the little screws is, if anyone can shed some light on the peculiarities of the receiver it would be most welcome.
This is a very early rifle, serial number brings it in at 1888, third year of production. The bore on this rifle is in near mint condition, bright and shiny with nice sharp rifling, showing only very mild blackpowder freckling in the grooves. I shot a deer with this rifle and trust me when I tell you it is extremely accurate and effective. There is no case colour left on the receiver and only spotty colour on the barrel and mag (what's there is probably the remains of an old blue job). The wood is well preserved, again the finish is likely an old revarnish.
$3295 Can. SOLD
This Army Ordnance Sword is a great example for those of you out there that love to see lots of stampings and markings. The hilt is nickel plated in a plain, dove head design. The grip is of fine black celluloid over a base of carved wood. This grip is tightly wrapped with heavy gauge brass wires twisted in an opposed fashion. The lower portion of the hilt is stamped with the regiment markings, There are lots of numbers and stampings to study. The blade is etched throughout, with the regiment identified on the blade. The scabbard of this sword is blued, something we see on Ordnance pieces with matching regimental numbers to the sword. This bluing is just about 100%, showing only the most modest of wear. This scabbard is completely straight throughout. The blade of this sword measures 32 inches. It is in nice condition, having good nickel-plating. The original leather blade washer is in place. A fine sword here, with lots to look at and plenty of character.
$ 850 Can. SOLD