Original Item: The first British Percussion Military Rifle to succeed the famous BAKER Flintlock Rifle of the Napoleonic era was originally intended to have eleven groove rifling. However, this Hanovarian design was rejected in favor of what became the standard Two Groove "Belted Ball" .704 Cal. rifle, a design copied from the military of the Duke of Brunswick, a German cousin of Queen Victoria.
Our "Brunswicks" were manufactured by the East India Company and Nepalese armorer using a mix of British and locally made parts they were issued exclusively to the British Home Army and the Indian Army rifle regiments. India at the time was under the authority of the Honorable East India Company and these percussion rifles were used to great effect in Britain's expanding Colonial empire. Originally adopted in 1837 using a back action percussion system, this was updated in 1847 to a percussion side lock system, and then surpassed in 1853 with the adoption of the p-1853 Percussion Rifled Musket, which became the standard for the entire British Military.
Our Brunswick rifles date from the earlier back action design and come complete with all the correct early model features. A 30' 2 groove rifled barrel, back action percussion lock, full stocked wood stock mounted with all brass furniture including trigger guard, butt plate, ram rod pipes and brass patch box in the butt. Each rifle retains its original flip rear sights, and heavy steel bayonet bar on the right side of the barrel to carry a brass hilted sword bayonet. An important part of British Colonial History, this classic Brunswick p-1837 percussion rifle saw service throughout the empire.
Complete with Colonial issue Brunswick brass hilted bayonet with knuckle guard (regrets, no scabbard available).
NOTE: "Cleaned and Complete" antique guns are often cleaned to order, so these may not be available for same-day expedited shipping. International orders of antique firearms MUST be shipped using UPS WW Services (courier). USPS Priority Mail international will not accept these.
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IMA considers all of our antique guns as non-firing, inoperable and/or inert. Title 18, U.S. Code, Section 921(a)(16) defines antique firearms as all guns made prior to 1899. This law exempts antique firearms from any form of gun control or special engineering because they are not legally considered firearms. No FFL, C&R or any license is required to posses, transport, sell or trade Antique guns. All rifles and muskets sold by IMA that were manufactured prior to 1899 are considered Antiques by the US BATF (United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms). Therefore, all of IMA's Antique guns may be shipped to all US States and most nations around the world.
These antique guns are not sold in “live” condition. They are sold as collector’s items or as “wall hangers”. Any attempt at restoring an antique gun to be operational is strongly discouraged and is done so at the risk of the customer. By purchasing an antique gun from IMA you thereby release IMA, its employees and corporate officers from any and all liability associated with use of our Antique guns.
Pre-1899 Manufacture, no licenses required, allowed to ship to almost any deliverable address across the globe. Please note that for international shipping, these MUST be shipped using UPS WW Services.
- Hand Select 1837 P-1837 Brunswick with Bayonet, Cleaned/Complete Review by Dan M
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After watching these here with IMA for some time, I finally broke down and purchased one of the Cleaned & Complete P-1837 Brunswick's with the Sword Bayonet, I opted for the hand select option, and believe it was a wise choice.
The rifle and bayonet arrived complete, not missing any hardware. The wood stock showed appropriate age (bangs, dents, scrapes), but was compete. A minor stock repair had been made to an appropriate standard. No rot or stock material was absent.
For a rifle that's 175+ years old, it shows storage defects (cleaned rust from surface), but overall it is in very good condition. The steel surfaces on the sword show staining and scaring from rust. Overall, both the sword and rifle exceeded expectations. The lock was in good functional order. As represented, there were no maker marks on the lock assembly.
As a wall hanger, it is perfect. Not sure if I'll ever get a mold made up for the rifle to fire it. It's a well made beast of a rifle.
Overall, I'd rate this purchase as a good value for the money. I believe the hand-select option was money well spent, as I did not want to go through the task of cleaning, repairing or sourcing missing bits.
(Posted on 2/13/16)
- Outstanding Restoration Review by Doug
Price Value Quality
After viewing the untouched examples as they were removed from the armory in the Treasure Is Where You Find It DVD, I was very impressed with the restoration work they did on my Brunswick. I have to credit the skill and patience it took to perform this work and it is well worth the money to purchase the cleaned and complete best in stock option. I plan to buy more of these treasures and maybe even try my own restoration using the kit they sell. Thanks for making me a happy old man up in the mountains of PA.
(Posted on 5/5/15)
- great product Review by Faraaz
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(Posted on 8/13/14)
- What a beautiful rifle. Review by Roger
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Received my Brunswick rifle today and I must say I am very pleased with it. It is in excellent condition. The wood and metal are great and the fit and finish is outstanding. There are two places where the stock was repaired, one at the muzzle and the o
(Posted on 8/14/12)
- Review by Mark
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this was my third buy...another nice surprise...finish on the stock was a little thick...but the metal was in great shape -- no rust, no pitting, etc...cleaned up great and looks terrific...thanks again.
(Posted on 9/27/08)
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