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  • Winchester M1894 sporting takedown rifle .30/30 Winchester

    Winchester M1894 sporting takedown rifle .30/30 Winchester

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Winchester

    FIR 5292

    This rifle was one of a number of weapons provided for Home Guard use in 1940 by an American organization called the American Committee for the Defence of British Homes. They mounted a public appeal for firearms and binoculars which could be sent to aid...

  • G.Boot double-barrelled 12 Bore shotgun

    G.Boot double-barrelled 12 Bore shotgun

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: George Boot, Birmingham

    FIR 4098

    This shotgun was one of a number of weapons provided for Home Guard use in 1940 by an American organization called the American Committee for the Defence of British Homes. They mounted a public appeal for firearms and binoculars which could be sent to...

  • Remington Model 10 riot shotgun

    Remington Model 10 riot shotgun

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Remington Arms Co., Ilion, New York.

    FIR 4104

    This shotgun was one of a number of weapons provided for Home Guard use in 1940 by an American organization called the American Committee for the Defence of British Homes. They mounted a public appeal for firearms and binoculars which could be sent to...

  • Springfield Model 1878 rifle

    Springfield Model 1878 rifle

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Springfield

    FIR 7917

    This rifle was one of a number of weapons provided for Home Guard use in 1940 by an American organization called the American Committee for the Defence of British Homes. They mounted a public appeal for firearms and binoculars which could be sent to aid...

  • Wesson rifle

    Wesson rifle

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: James Purdey & Sons, London

    FIR 5139

    Wesson rifle & case. Heavy octagonal barrelled sporting rifle on Frank Wesson action, which is opened by pulling the upper 'trigger' when the rifle is on half cock. Fine bead fore sight within a ring, unusual single leaf vertically...

  • Quackenbush rifle

    Quackenbush rifle

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: H M Quackenbush, New York

    FIR 5110

    Unusual 'buggy rifle' style takedown rifle. The breech block, containing a striker that must be manually cocked, is hinged and sqings horizontally to the right. The heavy barrel is bored eccentrically. Fitted with a fixed front and fixed rear...

  • Wesson rifle

    Wesson rifle

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Frank Wesson, Worcester, Mass

    FIR 5129

    Heavy octagonal barrelled sporting/off-hand target rifle on Frank Wesson action, which is opened by pulling the upper 'trigger' when the rifle is on half cock. Blade fore sight with ivory insert, three leaf rear sight (one standing), aperture...

  • Winchester M1894 .32 WS

    Winchester M1894 .32 WS

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Winchester

    FIR 5293

    Winchester M1894 .32 WS rifle, lever action, tube magazine.