Lot 31


James McCririck percussion .451 target rifle, 35inch browned barrel with scroll engraved false breech with platinum plug, engraved 'James McCririck Ayr' stamped with Birmingham proof marks, and fitted with windage adjustable front sight, the underside of the muzzle fitted with a tiny plug to align the muzzle guard found in the case. The lock fitted with sliding safety, engraved with maker name and scrolling, the half length stock with tang mounted sights, with horn capped forend, figured chequered stock and steel butt plate, the pistol grip capped in horn with vacant silver escutcheon. The oak case being a well made artificially aged modern reproduction, with brass corners and central escutcheon engraved 'C.M'. Fitted out with muzzle guard, oil bottle, leather barrel sling mount, G& J.W. Hawksley powder flask, percussion cap tin, bullet box, and sliding drawer fitted out with nipple wrench, mini screw driver, front sight with two elements, rear peep sight.

Section 58(2) antique/ obsolete calibre no licence required to buy this lot, purchaser must be over the age of 18.

Dimensions: The case measures 97cm x 22cm.



This is a 'live online' auction - you can bid from the comfort of your own home using our free live bidding service.


Sold for £3,500


Auction: Firearms, Shotguns, Airguns, Arms and Militaria, 7th Feb, 2024

Wednesday 7th February at 11am


Firearms, Shotguns, Airguns, Arms & Militaria Auction.

This is an online only auction which includes telephone and absentee bids. There is no audience in the room. 

For more information contact our specialist Chris Large: chris.large@wilson55.com


Monday 5th 10-4pm 

Tuesday 6th 10-4pm

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