Pistol / Hand GunsRevolverUsed£ 345
Item 1: A nice French 16 gauge lefaucheux pinfire shotgun. The piece has some nice engravings, good woodwork, and an excellent action (half & full cock holds crisply), with strong springs. - £345
Item 2: A lovely French M1874 Gras rifle, sportised and rebored for 24 gauge shotgun cartridges. A great surplus of these French military rifles were sold out of service upon the adoption of the 8mm Lebel in 1886, with this particular piece being an earlier expample - possibly originally a Chassepot needle fire conversion, due to it's early style of bolt.
This has to be one of the neatest Gras conversions seen, as they often had a hard and prolongued life spanning many decades after their military retirement. The barrel has a nice blued finish, with a bright bolt, stamped with lots of proof marks, and a serial number of 53859. The calibre and St Etienne rework are stamped on the knox form of the barrel, and the bolt locks up nicely with no free play. The woodwork is in excellent condition also, with only very few minor dents, and no splits. Total length is 121cm. - £325
Item 3: A beautifully engraved very large 12mm pinfire revolver, made by Armi Lomb of Lecco, Italy. With it's lanyard ring, this is almost certainly a privately purchased military sidearm, and is of excellent quality.
The springs are all strong, with a perfect single & double action, and good chambers/rifling.
The loading gate is missing, but is easy enough to make - the screen is present. The grips have an old crack, which has been solidly glued without issue.
A lovely piece - £375
This item is sold as a Section 58/2 collectable only - and it is the buyer's responsibility to ensure that they are not prohibited to own this item under Section 21 of the 1968 firearms act & the violent crime act of 2006. Over 18's and genuine collectors of reputable character only please.
Please familiarise yourself with the UK firearms laws, which can be found at:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/firearms-law- guidance-to-the-police-2012...Read full description