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SOLD SOLD (19/09) Original Nazi German Hitler Youth / SS Silver Plated, Cigarette Case HJ Diamond Insert & Nazi Rune. MISC 893 - MISC 893
This is an original Hitler Youth, Nazi period, Silver plated cigarette case. It measures 7.5 x 7.5 x 1.5 cms when closed. It has a strong spring hinge and single press release catch opener. The lid of the case has a contemporary hammered finish with a large 4 cms width, raised central HJ diamond insert in a decorated silver border. To the top left of the central feature is a smaller diamond shape containing a single 'SS' rune on a plain background. The case opens to reveal 2 sprung central ornate case dividers which hold cigarettes firmly in place, in both the upper and lower compartments. This piece is in great condition with lovely patina throughout. The base of the case has slight denting consistent with period use by a smoker tapping cigarettes on the case. Price for this fully functioning original Nazi period cigarette case includes UK delivery. MISC 893
£0.00

1857-1865 American Civil War Era 1856 Patent .54 Calibre Single Shot Lever Action Burnside Rifle Co Providence Rhode Island Cavalry Carbine With Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 15681 - 15681
The Burnside Carbine was a popular carbine rifle fielded across all of the major battlefronts of the American Civil War. The weapon was developed by Ambrose E. Burnside. Burnside was an Officer in the Union Army but gave up his position in order to concentrate on developing the gun. The Burnside Carbine made use of a specially-designed cartridge, this being a brass .54 calibre cartridge developed by Burnside himself. His new weapon and corresponding cartridge did much to eliminate the leaked hot gasses that were common when firing other breech-loading weapons of the time. Production of the carbine ran from 1857 to 1865 and was handled by the Burnside Rifle Company and the Bristol Firearms Company of Providence, Rhode Island. This is an excellent original example of the Burnside carbine. The metal work has even patina and its original wood stock has the bumps and bruises to be expected. The 21" barrel’s bore is has just light staining consistent with age and use & the rifling is crisp. The top of the barrel is marked ‘Cast Steel’ together with date which is either ‘1863’ or ‘1864’. It measures 39 ½” overall. It is fitted with a swivel flip up rear sight and pinched blade fore sight together with steel saddle bar & ring. It is also fitted with rear sling swivel and steel butt plate. The top of the action and frame are stamped with matching numbers 19458 . It also has crisp manufacturer and patent detail ‘Burnsides Patent March 25th 1856’. The action tang is faintly marked ‘Burnside Rifle Co Providence Rh** (Rhode Island)’. The loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this piece of American Civil War history includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15681
£1,845.00

19th Century Ottoman Empire 32 Bore Miquelet Lock Musket With Hand Tooled, Wire & Stud Decoration & Ram Rod. Sn 15688 - 15688
Miquelet lock is a modern term used by collectors and curators, largely in the English-speaking world, for a type of firing mechanism used in muskets and pistols. It is a distinctive form of snaplock, originally as a flint-against-steel ignition form, once prevalent in Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Balkans, North Africa, the Ottoman Empire and throughout Spain's colonies from the late 16th to the mid 19th Centuries. The miquelet may have come to the attention of arms makers in Istanbul & North Africa via long-established trade routes from Italian city-states through the port of Ragusa (Dubrovnik) to provinces on the Balkan Peninsula. Other avenues were probably provided by booty from corsair raids and/or from the many Ottoman-Euro conflicts of the period. The muzzle loading weapons were generally handmade weapons, and consequently they widely varied in their construction. They were seen as very personal weapons, and unlike the typical military weapons of the time which were very plain and utilitarian, the weapons tended to be well crafted and were usually intricately decorated. The stocks were handmade and ornately decorated. This is a 19th Century miquelet lock musket in the form found in the Ottoman Empire in that era. It measures 48” overall length. It has 34" long round steel barrel which is 32 Bore. The bore has staining and residue consistent with age. It has ornately tooled brass barrel bands. The weapon has its original steel ram rod. Its original wood stock is ornately carved with chevron designs inlaid with wire work and brass studs. It has a steel trigger and brass trigger guard. The wood and metal have the wear and patina to be expected of a native weapon of its age. Typical of this type of old native weapon, the musket’s action spring works but it does not cock and dry fire. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique miquelet musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15688
£295.00

Victorian British Hollis & Sheath Birmingham Makers To Her Majesty’s War Department Enfield Volunteer’s Private Purchase, 2 Band .577 Calibre Percussion Rifle With Nipple Protector & Chain . Sn 15682 - 15682
Hollis & Sheath were English, Birmingham based Gunmakers with premises at Weaman Row & 49 Whittall Street between 1849 to 1861 when the Business succeeded to Isaac Hollis & Sons (see page 251 of British Gunmakers Vol.2 by Brown). Hollis & Sheath also made military weapons for the British Board Of Ordnance. This is an excellent, original British Volunteer’s private purchase 2-band Percussion Rifle in .577" calibre. The action plate is signed ‘Hollis & Sheath Makers To Her Majesty’s War Department’. It has all original walnut stock with steel butt plate, steel fore end block, bayonet bar, trigger guard with extended tang and sling swivels. The rifle also has its original steel ramrod, ladder rear sight, block and blade fore sight and nipple protector with chain. The barrel’s bore is clean and the rifling well defined. The barrel is stamped with proof / inspection marks. The metal work has even patina. Total length is 49” with a 33" barrel. The cocking & firing action works perfectly. NB This is an antique percussion rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15682
£1,200.00

Victorian, 1844 English Enfield Tower Short Sea Service Customs/ Revenue .577 Calibre Percussion Pistol With Captive Ram Rod & Belt Bar, Butt Plate Numbered ‘12’. Sn 14060 - 14060
This is an excellent original Victorian, Short Sea Service Customs / Revenue percussion pistol by Enfield Tower. It is 12” overall length with a 5 ¾” barrel which is .577 Calibre. The Walnut stock is a nice deep brown with brass furniture & has just the bumps & bruises to be expected with age and service use. It has its original captive steel ram rod & the barrel has crisp ordnance / proof marks. The barrel’s bore has staining and residue consistent with age. The brass butt plate is fitted with lanyard ring and the stock fitted with belt bar. The butt plate is numbered ‘12’. The action plate is marked ‘Tower’ (Enfield) with Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and dated ‘1844’. The action functions perfectly. As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a display or collection. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14060
£975.00

1777 & 1799 Dated British East India Company (EIC), Harrison/ Manton Marked Brown Bess .75” Bore Flintlock Musket & Original Socket Bayonet. Sn 15689 - 15689
This is an original EIC Brown Bess flintlock musket. It measures 54 ½” overall length with a 38 ½” round steel barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The hop of the barrel is marked ‘Harrison 1777’ most likely the maker and date together with black powder proofs and EIC company mark. The barrel has a block fore sight. It has its original lock plate which is crisply marked by the manufacturer with the EIC mark and 1799 date together with lettering which appears to be ‘Manton’, most likely the famous English gun maker Joseph Manton (6 June 1766 – 29 June 1835). It has its original walnut stock which has the knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. It has its original ramrod and brass furniture including butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang, fore end block and ram rod mounts. The brass has some Hindi marks. The cocking and firing mechanisms work as they should. The metal work has even patina throughout. The musket comes with an original Brown Bess pattern socket bayonet. The triangular blade is 16 ¼” in length and it measures 20” overall. There are small Hindi marks on the socket. The bayonet fits the Brown Bess. The price includes UK delivery. N.B As an antique musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15689
£2,400.00

SOLD SOLD (19/09) Italian Bodeo Model 1889 11.35mm (11.35 x 20R) Double Action Revolver Issued To The Corpo Guardie Municipali at Foggia. Sn. 15698 - 15698
This is an Italian military model 1889 11.35mm (11.35 x 20R) double action solid frame revolver that was issued to the Italian military in 1891. The revolver was called the Bodeo after Sergeant Bodeo, the head of Italian Commission who adopted gun. The gun has a six shot cylinder and a left hand twist rifled hexagonal barrel. The bore is clean, with crisp well defined left hand twist rifling. There is a backward hinging side loading gate on the right hand side of the frame and a hinged safety catch to the other side, locking the hammer in the safe position. The black bakelite grips are chequered and have CORPO GRARDIE MUNICIPAL cast into them. FOGGIA is impressed below signifying the city to which it was issued. On the other side of the grips is a coat of arms. This translates to the Foggia Municipal Guard to whom it was originally issued for police use. The gun retains much original finish and is complete with its lanyard ring. The action is firm in both single and double single action. The back strap is stamped with the number 806. NB. As an obsolete calibre weapon, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn. 15698
£0.00

Late Victorian Era English Chas (Charles) Golden, Bradford Tranter’s Patent .360 No.5 Rook Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre, Breech Loading, Break Action Single Shot Rook Rifle. Sn 15700 - 15700
Chas (Charles) Golden was a Yorkshire based gunsmith with premises at 10 Cheapside, Bradford between 1864-C1870, 10 Cheapside C1874-C1883, Market Street C1866, 53 Tyrrell Street C1890-C1897 and was finally recorded at 7 Northgate C1901 (see page 227 of the book British Gunmakers Vol.2 by Brown). This is a .360 No.5 Rook Calibre Tranter’s patent Rook rifle by Chas Golden. It has a 26” Octagonal rifled barrel. The bore has light staining consistent with age and crisp rifling. The underside of the barrel is numbered has proof / inspection marks, number ‘105’, together with ‘Steel’ and ‘380 Gauge’ (The .360 No.5 Rook was introduced between 1875 & 1880 by lengthening the older .380 long cartridge, we have checked the calibre of this rifle to confirm it is .360 No.5 Rook obsolete calibre). It has an external hammer, blade foresight, and 2 leaf rear sight. The top barrel flat is signed ‘Chas Golden Bradford’. The action is marked ‘Tranter’s Patent’ above number ‘34971’. The rifle has a walnut shoulder stock with chequered panel wrist. The stock has a steel butt plate. The brake action is achieved by depression of a lever on the underside of the action. The loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre Rook rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15700
£695.00

SOLD SOLD (14/09) MINT BORE, Victorian, Tranter Pattern Double Action, 6 shot .320 Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Revolver With captive Swivel Ejector Rod. Sn 15699 - 15699
This is an excellent Tranter type Victorian .320 centre fire revolver. It is 7 ½” overall with a 3 “ round steel barrel barrel. The bore is pristine, clean, with crisp well defined rifling. It has superb finely chequered Walnut grips, side gate loading, blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The barrel and cylinder have small proof marks. The cylinder & ejector are stamped with matching numbers ‘6200’. The action is firm in both single and double single action. There are no visible manufacturer marks on this pistol. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15699
£0.00

1857-1865 American Civil War Era 1856 Patent .54 Calibre Single Shot Lever Action Burnside Rifle Co Rhode Island Cavalry Carbine With Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 15668 - 15668
The Burnside Carbine was a popular carbine rifle fielded across all of the major battlefronts of the American Civil War. The weapon was developed by Ambrose E. Burnside. Burnside was an Officer in the Union Army but gave up his position in order to concentrate on developing the gun. The Burnside Carbine made use of a specially-designed cartridge, this being a brass .54 calibre cartridge developed by Burnside himself. His new weapon and corresponding cartridge did much to eliminate the leaked hot gasses that were common when firing other breech-loading weapons of the time. Production of the carbine ran from 1857 to 1865 and was handled by the Burnside Rifle Company and the Bristol Firearms Company of Providence, Rhode Island. This is original example of the Burnside carbine in very good condition. The metal work has even patina and its original wood stock has the bumps and bruises to be expected. The stock has contemporary hand carved initials ‘WP’ and ‘JL’ carved into the wood. The 21" barrel’s bore is has just light staining consistent with age and use & the rifling is crisp. It measures 39 ½” overall. It is fitted with a swivel flip up rear sight and pinched blade fore sight together with steel saddle bar & ring. It is also fitted with rear sling swivel, and steel butt plate. The top of the action and frame are stamped with matching numbers 9549 . It also has faint manufacturer and patent detail ‘Burnsides Patent’. The loading and firing actions work perfectly. Price for this piece of American Civil War history includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15668
£1,695.00
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