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Lot 192: Three Antique European Military Breech Loading Rifles

Auction Date: October 6, 2021

Three Antique European Military Breech Loading Single Shot Rifles

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,100 - $1,600

A) British Tower Snider Mk. III Rifle

Manufacturer: Tower
Model: Snider
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 577 Snider
Barrel: 36 3/8 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 332
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

Description:

"Crown" and "TOWER/1871" marked lock.

B) British Snider-Enfield Mk. III Rifle

Manufacturer: Enfield
Model: Snider
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 577-450
Barrel: 36 5/8 inch round
Finish: blue/bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 332
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OC - FINE- all original parts; over 30% original finish, sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; minor marks in wood.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

"Crown/V.R" and "1871/ENFIELD" marked lock. "66/47" marked buttplate tang.

C) Belgian Model 1853/67 Albini-Braendlin Rifle

Manufacturer: Belgium
Model: Single Shot
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 11.5 mm
Barrel: 34 5/8 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 332
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

"1867" dated barrel. Provenance: The Buckstix Collection

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