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Volunteer Martini Henry MkII service rifle by Daniel Fraser of Edinburgh.

£1550

A good .450/577” Volunteer Martini Henry MkII service rifle by Daniel Fraser of Edinburgh. Action with large MkII cocking indicator to the right side is struck with Victorian Birmingham proof marks and has chequered thumb rest to the rear right. Figured walnut stock with regulation iron furniture including MkII pin retained fore end and smooth butt plate. Barrel with ladder rear sight graduated to 1000 yards is marked to the knox form DANL FRASER & Cpy EDINBURGH and is struck to the left rear with Victorian Birmingham proof marks. Made by the Birmingham trade for retail by one of the most famous of the Scottish Victorian gun makers this is a superior quality martini rifle made for sale to a well to do volunteer or target shot of the day who was prepared to pay for a good quality example of the regulation service rifle for use on duty and to shoot in the many volunteer rifle matches held in the period. In very good condition with sharp nicely figured stock, very good bore and excellent mechanics with much original blue finish to the metal work. A fine volunteer rifle of regulation pattern sold by one of the most famous of the Victorian Edinburgh gunsmiths.

Kings Shilling Antiques,
Fultons Building, 
Bisley Camp, 
Brookwood, 
WOKING, 
Surrey         GU24 0NZ

Telephone 07710 427138

EMail: antiques@kingshilling.co.uk