The Dutch adoption of cartridge firing bolt action rifle mirrors that of Germany with the Beaumont rifle designed by Edouard de Beaumont chosen for military service in 1871. This single-shot rifle with its quirky designed bolt and firing mechanism was quickly modernised to be a repeating arm in 1888. However, unlike Germany and many other countries, the Winchester tube magazine (which was not particularly suitable for military centre fire rifles) was not used and instead the Dutch skipped an evolutionary step and used the box magazine of the Italian Vitali design.
Most Beaumont rifles are chambered in the now obsolete calibre making them legal to own without a licence in the UK under Section 58 (2) of the firearms act. Because of this, there is a strong demand for these rifles amongst collectors and we always find they sell well in our specialist auctions. Should you have a Beaumont or any other antique or modern firearms, weapons or Militaria you wish to sell we would be delighted to talk to you about entering it into one of our auctions.
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