Annulus - A tiny circular recess at the base of a cartridge case surrounding the primer pocket.
Recoil from fired cartridges invariably impress a discernable ring on the breech or bolt face of a firearm, providing some evidence of the amount of use it has seen.
Photo Ampersand "&" - A mark used by Colt to indicate a revolver having been returned to the factory for repair or refinishing.
Photo and then letting it cool as slowly as possible in order to relax inner stresses and to make it as soft as possible for ease of machining, filing, engraving, etc.
Photo Anson & Deeley Action - A type of boxlock action design for a break-open gun, patented in 1875, the essence of simplicity utilizing only two springs and three moving parts (per barrel).
One of the most successful action designs ever, and still produced to this day by innumerable makers in many countries. any replica of any firearm described in subparagraph (A) if such replica (i) is not designed or redesigned for using rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition, or (ii) uses rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition which is no longer manufactured in the United States and which is not readily available in the ordinary channels of commercial trade.
Rest of carriage retains about 60% coverage with handsome bare brass where gun fits on. It is registered as a live gun however the chamber has been plugged with weld, otherwise the mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. Feed lever articulates properly and belt advance indexes properly. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. The grips have ivory inlays that encircle 1-1/4″ x 1″ oval ivory escutcheons,, probably bone, finely engraved with the Imperial Hohenzollern crest. 90% of the gold plate remains on the extractor; 30% of the gold remains on the safety and trigger.
Wooden hardware is complete and serviceable with no cracks and retains about 5% of its green paint. This would be a great addition to the collection of a WWI enthusiast who wants to shoot their guns as well as display them. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Brass retains a pleasing deep shine with several scratches particularly a series of about nine 1″ scratches 3-4″ from trunnion. Wooden roller has a couple of scratches and dings but is fully serviceable. Pistol is presented in an embossed and gilded leather marquetry case whose lid has a raised Hohenzollern crest surrounded by a multicolored, Arabic inspired design that is repeated around the base. Grips retain orig finish with negligible repair around escutcheon on right panel. Comparable condition oiler, screwdriver and cleaning rod. Mannlicher made a small number (ten were submitted to the Dutch Army) of short grip M1901/M1905 pistols for Dutch military testing in which the safety lever was reconfigured and moved to the left side of the slide at the request of the Dutch.
Picturing Marlin's "Standard Revolver" this little beauty of a very early UMC box, even while msg the back edge of the lid (see pix), retains 80 % of the side seal label and is full of original ctdgs. Ctdgs, while apparently not all native to the box, are 100% correct impressed "H" rds. (which sold over a year ago), this a FULL, EARLY (pre-1900) "loose-pack" box of this very scarce & much in demand caliber for the Rem-Rider and Chicago and Minneapolis palm pistols. This spur-trigger revolver "picture box" is ca 1866-67!
We’ve been working up a series of images over the past few weeks here at C&Rsenal.
Well, this is the first official collection, representing eight major players in the Second World War.
Marked on top of receiver as well as on matching bbl “MARLIN ARMS CORPORATION NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT CAL-30 U. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is very good with about 50% coverage mostly on front of bbl and top of receiver. The more common Mannlicher pistol-carbine has the fore-end/hand guard attached to the barrel, and it recoils with the barrel to the detriment of handling, or, a more serious fault, the barrel is easily pulled back before firing to the point of unlocking the bolt if the fore-end is gripped to pull the gun into the shoulder, rendering this weapon unsafe, as was noted by contemporary writers. The front strap is marked “RHEINISCHE METALLWAAREN U. / EHRHARDT WERKE.”, translating “Rhenish Metalware and Machine Factory, Sommerda Division, Ehrhardt Works”.
This Marlin 1897 potato digger comes on a brass tripod with WWII era mounting nut. Rotary belt feed and feed lever articulate properly. PROVENANCE: The class III weapons formerly on loan to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. Mag body is corroded and the bottom has a few minor chips. He further reports that the caliber utilized is the long 7.63x45mm cartridge, and that the design incorporates the last Mannlicher patents for a non-recoiling forend. ONCE WE HAVE THAT, WE’LL COLLECT THE PURCHASE PRICE FROM YOU AND PROVIDE YOU WITH THE CITES PERMIT AND AN ESA CERTIFICATE. Crown/Crown U proofing appears just over the SNs and on the left side of the slide.