Thursday 10 March 2016
Commencing at 10:30amNewnham Street Saleroom
9th March 2016 10:30am - 16:00pm
10th March 2016 09:30am - 12:45pm
Sales of Modern Sporting Guns and Antique Arms are now held quarterly at the Bedford Auction centre in conjunction with W&H Peacock by Southams Auctioneers who have been holding gun sales for over 35 years.
This sale to include: English & Continental Shotguns, Sporting & Target Rifles, Vintage & Modern Air Weapons, Flintlock, Percussion & Pinfire Weapons, Edged Weapons, Collectors Cartridges, Cases Magazines & Shooting equipment, Good Quality Fishing Tackle, Sporting Books & Pictures
Our wide experience of weapons of all kinds together with our market knowledge, auction expertise, specialist contacts and understanding of the relevant law and regulations, ensures that we can provide a complete and dedicated centre for acquisition and disposal.
If you require professional advice on any aspect of the acquisition or disposal of particular weapons or related items contact Nigel Croskell FRICS who will be pleased to provide marketing appraisal and valuation of prospective entries.
Contact Nigel: 01832 273565 firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Viewing for this sale will be Wednesday 9th March 10.30am-4.00pm, and on the morning of the sale from 9.30am-12.45pm
Future sale dates include:
Bedford –10th March 2016 – Entries Now Invited
Bedford – 10th June 2016
Bedford – 15th September 2016
Bedford – 8th December 2016
Recent sale results from this auction are displayed below. To view highlights from other auctions, click here.
Sporting Guns & Antique Arms
20 bore Beretta EELL S687 Diamond Pigeon over and under, ejector, 28 ins barrels, ¼ & ic, ventilated rib, 3 ins chambers, scroll game scene and border engraved side plated action, single selective trigger, well figured 15 ins semi pistol grip stock with recoil pad (original wooden butt plate present), interchangeable 28 bore 28 ins multi choke barrels (four spare chokes), ventilated rib, 2¾ ins chambers, complete with original documents in maker's hard plastic case, no. N04056B (Section 2 licence required)
Sold for £4800
Pair 25 bore flintlock double barrel travelling pistols by W Beckwith, 9½ ins half stocked damascus barrels inscribed Beckwith, London, numbered 1 & 2 respectively, tapered ebony ramrods, one with steel worm, engraved stepped steel locks marked Beckwith, slide safety, engraved hammers, rainproof pan, with roller frizzen, gold touch hole, engraved steel furniture with pineapple finials, engraved tang, chequered half round butts with slab sides, each numbered 958, in mahogany case with brass inset ring handle, and Braman, Picadilly lock, baize fitted interior with copper and brass threeway flask by Sykes, rosewood cleaning rod, steel bullet mould, turnscrew and makers trade label
Sold for £20,000
Cased pair 40 bore Percussion target pistols by Williams & Powell, each with a 10 ins damascus octagonal sighted barrel, the breech with platinum line inlay inscribed LIVERPOOL to top flat, German Silver mounted tapered wood ramrod with brass worm, border and scroll engraved steel back action lock signed with maker's name with original colour, engraved hammer, platinum breech plug, set trigger, engraved scroll furniture, German Silver forend, engraved tang, chequered half round butt with metal bound raised oval and fluted butt cap, 16 ins overall, in mahogany fitted case with cleaning tools, threeway powder flask, caps, nipple key, bullet mould and maker's trade label
Sold for £4000
.450 Nickel plated 6 shot revolver by S W Silver & Co, London. with patent safety hammer and extracting device,
Sold for £1550
20 bore flintlock double barrelled sporting gun by J. Manton c.1807, 30,5/8 ins rebrowned damascus twist sighted barrels, the patent breeches each with gold line inlay and gold lozenge with maker's stamp, platinum lined touch holes, brass mounted ramrod with worm, border engraved flat locks each engraved Manton, rain proof pans with roller frizzen, engraved steel furniture, the trigger plate with pineapple finial, figured walnut stock with chequered hand, steel butt plate, no.4870, in relined fitted mahogany case brass mounted with brass inset ring handle, maker's trade label, accessories including: two part brass mounted cleaning rod; Hawksley leather and brass shot flask; Sykes copper and brass powder flask; two part rosewood and brass turnscrew; ebony turnscrew; spring clamp; steel wad punch; brass oil bottle
Sold for £6000
12 bore round action assisted opener by John Dickson & Son, 29 ins browned damascus nitro proved barrels, inscribed John Dickson & Son 63 Princes Street Edinburgh, ¼ & ½, profusely scroll engraved round bodied treble grip trigger plate action, engraved fences and tang, gold stud cocking indicators, 14½ ins straight hand stock, in fitted Brady leather case with maker's trade label, no. 4463 (Section 2 licence required)
Sold for £4000
12 bore Browning D5 over and under, ejector, 26,3/8 ins barrels, ¼ & ¼, inscribed Fabrique Nationale d'Armes de Guerre Herstal Belgique Chrome fine file cut ventilated rib, chequered captive two piece forend, bold relief scroll and foliate engraved action top lever and trigger guard, signed Theunens, single selective trigger, 14¼ ins well figured semi pistol grip stock with vacant gold escutcheon, in metal mounted leather case with fitted interior, no. 15366S3 (Section 2 licence required)
Sold for £4200
"Pair of 22 bore Percussion overcoat pistols by Westley Richards, with double brown damascus barrels inscribed Westley Richards 170 New Bond St London, platinum breech plugs, engraved tang, captive ramrod, foliate engraved steel locks and hammers with slide safety, inscribed Westley Richards, engraved furniture, finely figured walnut stocks with horn tipped forends, chequered bag shaped butts with silver lozenge shaped escutcheons, 9 ins overall "
Sold for £3500