Friday, 16 December 2011

A couple of days in the city

So Claypig and I went to an auction viewing, Holts who descend en masse from their base in Norfolk to Hammersmith, its always a good sale with plenty of lots at various prices from seemingly reasonable to whoa would you look at that. Suburban Bush Whacker had me look at a 6.5 x 54 MS which went in the end for a reasonable 500 pounds;They always have the lots from the sealed bid sale there for viewing and we saw what was sadly a deactivated Bren gun;




A very nice Rigby (one of many) which exceeded its estimate by 100% as did all of the Rigby rifles in the sale despite them not being available to the US market;


An early pre 98 Mauser built into a Rigby;


As expected Rupert in his red trousers made aan appearance;


Not an isolated sighting either;


In fact its an urban camouflage scheme if you are seeking to hide in the auction room;

In fact the early lots of air pistols and rifles were selling so well that I passed my card to one of the collectors but sadly lost his number, if you are looking then this is the article, not mint but in VGC;

So a good sale for some especially if you are on the recieving end of the commission even more if you sold the lot that raised 231 000 pounds!

Sadly all the lots bar one were bid clean out of my clients maximum offers so we came away with a good Swarovski scope to fit to the Grendel project rifle which was collected today ready to be sent for rebarreling!




















2 comments:

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Nice Ruperts! Always good to see them in their natural habitat.

Looking forward to seeing that Grendal project come to fruition that's going to be quite the stalking rifle. Is it going to have a can or iron sights?

SBW

Bambibasher said...

It will be scoped with a can, no irons!