Brunswick Rifles

The percussion Brunswick rifle was the system adopted by the British Army to replace their aging and worn out Baker rifles. This revolutionary system used a belted ball which mechanically engaged with the rifling and negated the need for a greased patch. The idea was to speed up loading but in the field, it was soon found that black powder fouling made loading the belted ball very difficult and cumbersome. 
Brunswick rifles are not commonly seen as the system was fazed out fairly quickly, as a consequence they can command respectable sums when sold at auction. The most valuable Brunswick rifles are the .704 caliber back action examples but the values of the second and third patterns are not far behind. Ordinance marked examples made for the British army are the most sought after of the Brunswick rifles, those made for the East India Company and volunteer Brunswick rifles are still desirable but common a slightly lower price tag.

Should you have any antique or modern firearms, weapons, or militaria you wish to sell we would be delighted to talk to you about entering it into one of our specialist auctions.

Please contact Chris Large on 01270 623878 or email Alternatively, use the valuation form below to obtain a free valuation.


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