Sporting Guns, Rifles and Vintage Firearms

Bonhams London
London, Knightsbridge

Date of the auction: 25.11.2021

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A Presentation Silver Spirit Flask

Of circular form with threaded cap, the front engraved 'MEALLMORE 1912 ANDREW GRIERSON FROM V.C.V. 3120 BRACE DALMAGARRY 613 ½ BRACE' (base with contemporary repair) 9 cm. diam

Lot #: 361

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 25 Nov 2021

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An Asprey Combination Pocket Knife, Game Counter And Place-Finder

Comprising large and small knife-blades, cartridge-extractor for 12- and 16-bore cartridges, tin-opener, turnscrew and corkscrew (tip missing), ivory grip-scales graduated respectively for '0' to '100' Grouse, '0' to '100' Various and '0' to '6' Hundreds, the latter between owner's name 'J

Lot #: 362

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 25 Nov 2021

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Two cartridge display boards

Each displaying seven "Big Bore Rifle" cartridges with captions, both framed and glazed Both approx. 29in. x 11½in

Lot #: 363

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 25 Nov 2021

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A cased perch

Labelled 'Perch 1lb. 12oz., caught at Dagenham, Sept. 1st, 1903, by A. R. Hobson' With bow-fronted glass Approx. 18¾x13x4in

Lot #: 364

Estimate: £200 - £400

Date: 25 Nov 2021

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A cased bream

label reading '-Caught- in gunpowder works water - by Miss Elsie Lancaster - August 13th 1892' Approx. 25x16½x6in

Lot #: 365

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 25 Nov 2021

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A cased pike

With bow-fronted glass Approx. 42x16x7in

Lot #: 366

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 25 Nov 2021

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A cased '1922 English record' Thames trout

Labelled 'Thames Trout [English record 1922]' over 'Taken by "The Fly" By the Rev. K. Sheron, at Hampton Court' with bow-fronted glass Approx. 33x15½x6in

Lot #: 367

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 25 Nov 2021

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A pair of cased tench

With bow-fronted glass Approx. 33x19½x6in

Lot #: 368

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 25 Nov 2021

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A quantity of books relating to gunmaking and shooting (20)

Comprising; ABBIATICO M: 'Modern Firearm Engravings', 1980; JAMES DOUGLAS: 'The Complete Shot', 1991; 2x DALLAS DOUGLAS: 'Boss & Co.', 1995; 'The Diary of Colonel Peter Hawker', 1975; GAIER C.: 'Four Centuries of liège gunmaking', 1880; MORIN M. & HELD R.: 'Beretta', 1980; HADOKE D.: 'Vintage Guns

Lot #: 369

Estimate: £200 - £400

Date: 25 Nov 2021

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A quantity of gun slips

24 various leather, canvas and synthetic gun and rifle slips

Lot #: 370

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 25 Nov 2021

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Three leather gunslips

By William Evans, the longest 50in

Lot #: 371

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 25 Nov 2021

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A tiger skin rug

Mounted on felt 277cm x 190cm

Lot #: 372

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 25 Nov 2021

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A polar bear skin rug

Mounted on felt 95x80in

Lot #: 373

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 25 Nov 2021

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A pair of carved sporting staffs by Ian Jones

Each carved with snipe heads, signed I. J. on the right side of each staff 53½in. & 54in. in length

Lot #: 374

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 25 Nov 2021

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A pair of carved sporting staffs by Mark Richards

Carved with grouse and pheasant heads, signed M. R. to the rear 52in. in length

Lot #: 375

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 25 Nov 2021

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A pair of carved sporting staffs by Ian Jones

Carved with a brace of duck heads, signed I. J. on the right side of each staff 135.5cm & 135cm in length

Lot #: 376

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 25 Nov 2021

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A fine brass-mounted leather cartridge magazine by Holland & Holland

With trade label For approx. 250 cases

Lot #: 377

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 25 Nov 2021

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A large brass-mounted leather cartridge magazine by Westley Richards

With trade-label and replacement leather straps For approximately 450 cases

Lot #: 378

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 25 Nov 2021

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A leather cartridge magazine by Army & Navy

With trade-label For approximately 300 cases

Lot #: 379

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 25 Nov 2021

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A brass mounted leather cartridge magazine by G. Hinton & Sons

For approx. 250 cases

Lot #: 380

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 25 Nov 2021

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A leather guncase and a brass-mounted leather cartridge magazine

Guncase with J.D. Needham trade label Magazine for approximately 250 cases, straps missing, handle broken

Lot #: 381

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 25 Nov 2021

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A large brass-mounted oak and leather cartridge-magazine

With replacement baize and replacement J. Purdey & Son trade-label For approximately 500 cases

Lot #: 382

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 25 Nov 2021

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Six modern guncases

The longest 53in. in length

Lot #: 383

Estimate: £200 - £400

Date: 25 Nov 2021

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Two 'Americase' guncases

The largest 36in.x14in

Lot #: 384

Estimate: £200 - £400

Date: 25 Nov 2021

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A Boss & Co. brass-mounted leather double guncase

For 30in. barrels With a Boss & co. trade-label

Lot #: 385

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 25 Nov 2021

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A leather motorcase by J. Purdey & Sons

With trade-label For 30in. barrels

Lot #: 386

Estimate: £200 - £400

Date: 25 Nov 2021

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A fine leather single guncase with canvas cover by J. Purdey & Sons

For 12-bore 28in. barrels With an additional brass-mounted leather guncase by J. Purdey & Sons (2

Lot #: 387

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 25 Nov 2021

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Six Various Air Rifles

A German .22 'Gem' air rifle, retaining traces of original nickel-plated finish; two 'BSA standard' .177 air rifles, no. L13194 & L19729 (some rust patternation, one cocking-lever retaining catch replaced, one rear-sight missing); a Heinel Mod.VIII .177 air rifle (some pitting, rear-sight missing

Lot #: 388

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 25 Nov 2021

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Twelve various .22 & .177 air pistols

Comprising; a .22 Webley & Scott Mk.I (straight grip) air pistols, no. 12228; another in .177, no.12592; a .22 Webley "Mark I" air pistol, no.452; a .22 Webley "Premier" air pistol, no.458; a .177 Webley "Junior" air pistol, no.512; another with embossed metal grips, no.995; a German .22 "M.A.C

Lot #: 389

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 25 Nov 2021

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A quantity of pistol holsters

Consisting of: Two leather Luger holsters with magazines, one brown also with cleaning rod, the other black, eight various leather pistol holsters (two with leather straps), two canvas pistol holsters (one with strap), seven canvas gunslips

Lot #: 390

Estimate: £200 - £400

Date: 25 Nov 2021