Antiques

  1. Antique English Guns & Rifles

    Antique English Guns & Rifles

    For the majority of gunmaking history, England has been at the very centre. Even today, English sporting guns are considered the best in the world.
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  2. The M1870 Berdan Rifle

    The M1870 Berdan Rifle

    The Berdan Rifle is unlike many of its contemporary rifles, in that it was widely fielded, and yet remains little known in the West.
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  3. The Unlikely Alliance of Pineapples and Guns

    The Unlikely Alliance of Pineapples and Guns

    What do pineapples and guns have in common? Absolutely nothing, but tell that to the gunmakers of the early 19th century.
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  4. Musings on the Mannlicher – The Steyr Model 1886

    Musings on the Mannlicher – The Steyr Model 1886

    The Steyr Mannlicher Model 1886 was one of the last black powder service rifles issued, and therefore is one of the most developed and the best.
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  5. General Jacob's Rifle

    General Jacob's Rifle

    The Jacob’s Rifle was an entirely new concept, consisting of the rifle itself, but also exploding ammunition using a fulminate of mercury cap. The idea was that a small unit of sharpshooters, armed with Jacob’s Rifle and ammunition could quickly destroy baggage trains and stores containing gunpowder.
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  6. Try Your Hand At Antique Arms Restoration

    Try Your Hand At Antique Arms Restoration

    We’re offering a selection of antiques at a discounted price and requiring some attention for those keen to try their hand at restoring them themselves.
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  7. Collectible Antique Ammunition

    Collectible Antique Ammunition

    From early original leather wrapped baker rifle bullets to unusual brass cartridges, we have a fantastic selection of antique and collectable ammunition to complete any collection.
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  8. The Balkan Flintlock Pistol

    The Balkan Flintlock Pistol

    The Balkans is an area with a rich and bloody history, and the weapons a person carried were a visual display of their wealth and ability in a constantly conflicted region.
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  9. How to Value An Antique Gun

    How to Value An Antique Gun

    Have you found an antique gun and have no idea what it’s worth, or have been left something and would like to sell? We’re always on the look out for quality antiques, so get in touch today
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  10. Antique Wheellocks - Cutting Edge Technology

    Antique Wheellocks - Cutting Edge Technology

    Early gunmakers would most likely have been schooled as clockmakers (hence the reason a number of gun parts share names with clock parts), and this is evident in the wheel lock mechanism.
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  11. The UK Law On Antique Guns

    The UK Law On Antique Guns

    In order for a firearm to be considered an antique, it must first be established that it is made prior to 1 September 1939. Therefore, no guns made after this date are antique and are subject to licensing requirements.
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  12. Antique Crossbows - Medieval to Modern

    Antique Crossbows - Medieval to Modern

    Crossbows were a popular weapon throughout most of the last millennium, used by both militaries and sporting shooters alike. Read on to see how the crossbow evolved from medieval to modern.
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