WW1 Dug up Rifles - relics from the past:


Dug up rifles - dropped in action, buried then found years later:

Gug Up rifles are a fascinating piece of history - often dropped in the heat of battle, then frozen in time, lost in mud and water for years until someone with a metal detecter finds them (easier said than done, as most of what comes out of WW1 trenches are very dangerous munitions - real-gun.com does not recommend digging battlefields yourself as its really, really dangerous). Condition varies wildly depending on where and conditions - often you see just lumps of unrecognisable iron ore, not for us, but sometimes they come out of the ground in remarkable condition. Dug up weapons do not usually require deactivation as they have been "deactivated by nature" - ie, they are rusted totally solid!

Please choose from the dug up examples below:


British SMLE dug up rifle with repro woodwork:


WW1 British SMLE dug up relic with woodwork and sling:

Here`s a suprisingly complete set of SMLE metalwork dug up in Nothern France complete with its endcap thats been fitted to a repro set of woodwork and real sling - they`ve done a pretty neat job of it and the bolt moves as well, very rare for a dug up rifle.

British dug up SMLE with moving bolt fitted with repro woodwork and period sling :


£425

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Dug Up German G98 fitted with repro woodwork:


German G98 relic with moving bolt, fitted with repro woodwork:

Here`s a good dug up G98, missing its sight but with a moving bolt and fitted with repro woodwork, again, a tidy job has been done by someone on this one.

German G98 dug up relic with moving bolt, fitted with repro woodwork:


£375

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Dug Up British SMLE - relic:


British WW1 SMLE, still cocked:

Here`s a classic example of a good dug up rifle - a British SMLE, mag in place, still cocked (doesnt look like its loaded...), frozen in time when it was dropped in mud somewhere near flanders according to the collector we got it from. Almost all the wood has gone but the metalwork is very recognisable as an SMLE.

British WW1 SMLE dug up relic - still cocked:


£375

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German WW1 G98 dug up relic:


Dug up German G98 relic:

Now here`s a great example of a WW1 G98 dug up relic - pretty much all the wood has gone but the metalwork is pretty much all there, cleaning rod and barrel band as well, alas no info on where this one was found and its had some dark green preserver put on it.

WW1 German G98, complete minus the wood:


£355

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French Lebel dug up relic:


Dug up French WW1 Lebel relic:

Now there`s not been a deactivated Lebel around for some time, so someones gone and dug one up - this is in very good "from the ground" condition, lost its woodwork but the action is locked in a half cocked position - kind of spooky if you think about it...

WW1 French Lebel, halfcocked and frozen in time:


£475

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Canadian Ross Rifle dug up relic:


Dug up Canadian Ross Rifle relic:

Holy cr*p - Canadian Ross straight pull rifles are the rarest of WW1 deactivated guns, to find a dug up is just unheard of - they were great on the range but not suited to the mus of the trenches and were replaced by P14`s and SMLE`s as soon as they were available, so this one would have served very early in WW1 and spent a long, long time in the ground.

Early WW1 Canadian Ross straight pull rifle, just so, so rare:


£595

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WW1 German G98 dug up relic:


Dug up German G98 relic, whats left of it:

Now this is more like what we expect to see from a classic dug up gun - the breach and frame is there, most of the site and half a barrel - still the bolt is in the open position so it went down in action...

WW1 German G98 dug up relic - or at least most of a G98 :


£195

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German WW1 G98 complete dug up rifle:


WW1 German G98, 1916 Amberg (can just about make out the markings) complete rifle dug up relic:

Cool, not sure where this one came out of the ground but its an excellent German WW1 G98, bolt is moving and the bolt retainer works which is rather rare. Woodwork is pretty much all there as is the metalwork and has survived the raveges of time underground very well.

1916 German G98 dug up rifle - pretty much complete with woodwork - exceptional:


£485

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Exceptional 1894 British Long Lee Enfield mk2 dug up rifle:


1894 Long Lee Enfield .303 mk2 dug up relic:

Ok, who`s got a museum - this is by far the best, historic dug up rifle we have ever seen. Dug up near Ypres, Some of it has suffered, some of it is spot on - woodwork is all there, volley sights are there and work, mag and chain are in place, plus there`s regimental details stamped into the brass butt (would not take long to track down this rifles history) plus you can read the serial numbers and data detail on grip strap. Its a great example of a Long Lee, but as a dug up relic with regimental markings its just in a league of its own!

1894 British Long lee Enfield .303 mk2, complete with all parts including the volley sights and regimental details - a serious display piece:


£895

***SOLD - was never going to be around long...****


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