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About Us: Joe Salter has been in the Antique and Collector Weapons business for 50+ years as both a collector and dealer. Our company is based in Southern New Hampshire and we have had an internet based store front for the past 19 years. We are federally licensed and deal in all types of firearms and related material.
Braendlin-Tranter Martini Rifle by E.M. Reilley & Co. (Published)
Serial #15134, .320 CF, 26 1/4" solid rib barrel with an excellent, bright bore. This is an exquisitely finished rifle built on a small frame Martini action with large safety lever on the right side. The barrel retains about 90-92% of the original blue with some silvering at the muzzle, and some thin streaks of gray-brown along the axis. There is a retailer marking on the matted rib: “E.M. REILLEY & Co., 502 NEW OXFORD St., LONDON" just ahead of the platinum wire inlaid, double folding-leaf rear sight, and “(Crown) / WT" Tranter Co. marking on the left side of the barrel breech. The frame has beautiful, decorative stippling on the sides, and crisp Braendlin Armoury Co. crossed pennants roundel, E.M. Reilley & Co. riband, and Martini Patent markings in engraved insets. The frame has retained about 95-97% of the original bright blue with some tiny scratches, and small areas of flaking along the top edges. Additionally, muted original color case-hardening can still be seen on the engraved lever and safety. The darkly figured walnut forend with intact carved horn tip, and buttstock have some small handling marks scattered about the excellent, maker’s refinish. The checkering points are sharp, and the original engraved buttplate (slightly proud of the wood) has some mild surface oxidation at the heel. The action lock-up is tight and crisp. This very rifle is illustrated and described on pp.228-229 in “British Single Shot Rifles - Rook, Rabbit & Miniature Rifles - Later Types & Hammerless Models" Vol. 8 by Winfer & Rowe (2009). This is a fantastic small frame Martini sporting rifle, illustrated in the standard reference book on British single shot rifles, and rates excellent overall. Antique
Serial Number: 15134
Caliber Info: .320
Gauge Info: .320