Wow! Incredible condition on this Army & Navy 450BPE double rifle…

Army & Navy - Webley & Scott - Deluxe 450 BPE - High Condition - All Original 1896 Rifle !
Army & Navy – Webley & Scott – Deluxe 450 BPE – High Condition – All Original 1896 Rifle !

You don’t often you see a 100+-year-old double rifle in this kind of condition. Not only is it all original, but it also retains a ton of that original finish.

Army & Navy - Webley & Scott - Deluxe 450 BPE - High Condition - All Original 1896 Rifle !
Army & Navy – Webley & Scott – Deluxe 450 BPE – High Condition – All Original 1896 Rifle !

This gun was made by Webley & Scott for Army & Navy, a co-op that started in the 19th-century for military members. Army & Navy offered all kinds of firearms for its members, and Webley & Scott was one of the co-op’s biggest suppliers.

Army & Navy - Webley & Scott - Deluxe 450 BPE - High Condition - All Original 1896 Rifle !
Army & Navy – Webley & Scott – Deluxe 450 BPE – High Condition – All Original 1896 Rifle !

This rifle is chambered for .450 Black Powder Express (.450 3​14-inch BPE), one of the most popular rounds of the late 19th century. Many different types of rifles were chambered for .450 BPE and these guns were used for everything from deer stalking in Scotland to elephant hunting in Africa. The round was replaced by the more potent .450 Nitro Express in 1898 (BTW: go here to see how the .450NE compares to a .470NE).

Army & Navy - Webley & Scott - Deluxe 450 BPE - High Condition - All Original 1896 Rifle !
Army & Navy – Webley & Scott – Deluxe 450 BPE – High Condition – All Original 1896 Rifle !

Along with the gun’s original finish and overall finish, a few things about it caught my eye, from the engraving and the ribbon fences to the wide top strap, the long top lever, and the toe-and-heel plates. While this wasn’t a best-quality gun in its day, it was a very nice one.

Army & Navy – Webley & Scott – Deluxe 450 BPE – High Condition – All Original 1896 Rifle: 26″ Steel Barrels with a Dolls Head Rib Extension Third Bite, Full-Length Rib with 1 Standing & 1 Folding Platinum Lined Rear Sights, Bushed Strikers, Lever Release Forend, Steel Engraved Grip Cap, Shadowline Cheek Piece, Sling Eyes, Double Triggers, 14 1/2″ LOP to an Engraved Steel Butt Plate, Weight 8 lbs. 7 oz. All Original Rifle – Built on the Great Webley action. Sold in 1896 for 40 Pounds Sterling! Bores look day one new. Tight and Sound in Every Regard. Lots of handling marks from being around for 123 years. Price: $9995

Army & Navy - Webley & Scott - Deluxe 450 BPE - High Condition - All Original 1896 Rifle !
Army & Navy – Webley & Scott – Deluxe 450 BPE – High Condition – All Original 1896 Rifle !
Army & Navy - Webley & Scott - Deluxe 450 BPE - High Condition - All Original 1896 Rifle !
Army & Navy – Webley & Scott – Deluxe 450 BPE – High Condition – All Original 1896 Rifle !
Army & Navy - Webley & Scott - Deluxe 450 BPE - High Condition - All Original 1896 Rifle !
Army & Navy – Webley & Scott – Deluxe 450 BPE – High Condition – All Original 1896 Rifle !
Army & Navy - Webley & Scott - Deluxe 450 BPE - High Condition - All Original 1896 Rifle !
Army & Navy – Webley & Scott – Deluxe 450 BPE – High Condition – All Original 1896 Rifle !

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Holland & Holland Hammer Double Rifle, 8 gauge
Holland & Holland Hammer Double Rifle, 8 gauge

Holland & Holland Hammer Double Rifle, 8 gauge: 26″ smooth bore damascus barrels with perfect bores and single leaf folding express sights. Stalking safeties on hammers. Excellent condition. Price: $25,000.00

1916 Ansley H. Fox XE Grade 12ga:  Fox XE Grade, 1916 Philadelphia, PA. This gun is in +95% Condition. 2 5/8″ chambers, 28″ barrels, Full & Mod, 13 3/4″ LOP, 2 3/4″ D@H, 6lbs, 13oz. Price: $9,995.00

16 gauge Winchester Model 21 Double Barrel Shotgun
16 gauge Winchester Model 21 Double Barrel Shotgun

Winchester Model 21 16ga 28in M/F as new In the box: A collectors dream  this gun was made in 1954 still has original cosmoline on it  has the box and is 100% correct to the Cody Letter  28in m/f   slight handling marks on wood  blue is mint  Price: $9,900.00

BELGIUM GUILD GUN -20 GAUGE- SIDEPLATED BOXLOCK -EJECTORS – 26″ BLS: SKT./IC – STRAIGHT HAND STOCK WITH WOOD BUTTPLATE – LOP 14 1/16″ – DROP 1 3/8″ X2″ – DOUBLE TRIGGERS – WT. 5 LBS. 6 OZS. – Price: $3,800.

16 gauge Parker Double Barrel VH grade shotgun, O frame
16 gauge Parker Double Barrel VH grade shotgun, O frame

FABULOUS 0 FRAME 16GA PARKER WITH VULCAN BARRELS: ALL ORIGINAL 0 FRAME VH 16GA WITH VULCAN STEEL BARRELS — 28″ FULL/FULL — PERFECT ORIGINAL SCREWS — 35% ORIGINAL COLOR THAT IS VIBRANT IN AREAS — 90%++++ ORIGINAL BLUE — SOO HARD TO FIND STEEL BARREL 0 FRAME 16’S — GUN HAS EXCELLENT ORIGINAL VARNISH AND CHECKERING. 14 1/2  1 1/2 X  2 1/2 TO ORIGINAL SILVERS PAD. Price: $3,750.00

 

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