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SOLD SOLD (14/12) 1861 Enfield Tower 1853 Pattern, 3 Band .577 Obsolet Calibre Rifle, Monogram Or Regiment Mark ‘HSJr’, Nipple Protector & Chain, Wood Muzzle Plug, Sling & Socket Bayonet With Matching Monogram, Leather Scabbard & Frog. A 622 - A 622
This is an original British Enfield 1853 Pattern 3 band Percussion Rifle. The weapon has a replacement lock and the action plate is stamped With Queens Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and by the manufacturer ‘Tower’ (Enfield) together with 1861 date. It has walnut wood work which has knocks bumps and bruises consistent with age and use, brass butt plate, Brass fore end block and brass trigger guard with extended tang. The butt plate tang has an engraved stylised monogram which appears to be ‘HSJr’ most likely a personal monogram or Regiment mark. The rifle has its original ramrod, ladder rear sight, fixed fore sight and removable wood muzzle plug to protect water entering the barrel when marching in foul weather. Its original sling swivels are fitted with a brown leather sling which has a large brass buckle. The barrel’s 39” barrel is stamped with proof marks. It’s bore has crisp rifling and staining consistent with age and use. Total length is 55”. The cocking & firing actions work perfectly. The rifle comes with an original period socket bayonet with locking ring. The bayonet fits the rifle perfectly. The bayonet’s triangular blade is 17 ¾” length. The blade has small inspection marks and the socket is engraved with matching stylised monogram / Regiment mark . The bayonet comes with a black leather scabbard which has brass mounts and an integral black leather frog. 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. A 622
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SOLD SOLD (15/12) 1881 Dated British Enfield Martini Henry MK 1 Converted To MK 2 577x450 Obsolete Calibre Artillery Carbine With Later Irregular 1919 Date Indicating Later Military Training Use. Sn 15833 - 15833
This is a very good original example of the MK 1 converted to MK 2 Martini Artillery Carbine in .577x 450 calibre. The right side of the action is date stamped 1881 with 'Crown VR' (Victoria Regina) and MK 1 converted to MK 2 designation. The metal work has even patina, WD ordnance marks and proof marks. The action also has an irregular 1919 date most likely indicating later use as a military training weapon. The wood work is all original with just the knocks bumps and bruises to expected with age and service use. The stock is impressed with a roundel which has indistinct lettering. The barrel is complete with bayonet lug, block & blade foresight, ladder rear sight and the weapon has a steel butt plate, sling swivels & cleaning rod. The 20 ¾” barrel has crisp multi groove rifling and just staining consistent with age. The action works as it should. The price includes UK delivery. As an obsolete calibre, antique firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15833
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RARE, MATCHING NUMBERS, 1870-1873 U.S Army Springfield Model 1870 .50 / 70 Springfield Obsolete Calibre Erskine S. Allin Trap Door Rifle Converted From An American Civil War Era Model 1863 Springfield Percussion Rifle. Sn 15649. - 15649
The Springfield model 1870 was one of several model "trapdoor Springfields", which used the trapdoor breech block design developed by Erskine S. Allin. The model 1870 was a minor improvement to the Springfield Model 1868, and retained most of the Model 1868's features. Wild Bill Hickok, the famous gunfighter, used a variant of the Springfield model 1870. Model 1870 conversions were performed from 1870 – 1873. This is an excellent, rare to find Springfield Model 1870 rifle converted From an American Civil war era Model 1863 rifle. This rifle has the correct trapdoor loading system, modified lock and hammer. It has its all walnut stock which has knocks, bumps and bruises consistent with age and use. The metal work has even patina. The action plate is marked: "U.S (Army) SPRINGFIELD" together with 1863 (model) & American Eagle & Shield mark . The top of the action is marked ‘1870’ (model) together with American eagle and shield mark. The steel butt plate tang is stamped "US" (Army). It has a fixed fore sight and flip up ladder rear sight. The bore of the rifle’s 32 ½” round steel barrel has well defined rifling and is clean. The rifle measures 51 ½” overall length. The rifle has its original steel ram rod and sling swivels. The barrel and breech have matching numbers 14535. The weapon cocks and dry fires and the action is strong. The price for this rare piece includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15649
£1,475.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 14/12) RARE, MINT BORE, British 1856 Patent Calisher & Terry (1857-1869) Maker's To HM War Dept Military .30 Bore Capping Breech Loading Carbine. Sn 15909 - 15909
This is a rare, 1856 patent Calisher & Terry .30 bore military capping breech loader carbine, serial number 1827 (on the breech lever arm). These carbines were developed for the British Army and tested by them in 1858. It passed test and 1,000 carbines were ordered for use by cavalry units and its popularity spread throughout the Commonwealth. The Calisher and Terry Carbine is also associated with the Confederate Army during the American Civil War - specifically one is known to have been carried by Major General J.E.B. Stuart, C.S.A., and another was owned by Confederate President Jefferson Davis. This example is in excellent original condition. It is 38” overall with a 24” barrel. The bore is near mint, clean and bright with crisp 5 groove rifling. The top of the barrel at the breech is engraved ' TERRY'S PATENT 30 BORE' and along the top of the barrel, faint but legible, ' CALISHER AND TERRY MAKERS TO H.M WAR DEPARTMENT'. The action plate is signed 'CALISHER & TERRY’. The hammer, action, ram rod, walnut stock and steel pull through attachment (in butt trap) are all original and present. There is no sign of any damage or repair. The action works correctly and the hammer action is very strong. The wood is impressed with indistinct small lettering (illustrated in image 2). The carbine has a block & blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight and forward sling swivel. This is a rare early military breech loading carbine. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre, antique carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15909
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Crimean War Era Deane Adams & Deane London Large Frame 54 Bore Five Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver. A 621 - A 621
The famous English gunsmith's Deane Adams and Deane had premises at 30 King William Street, London Bridge, London in 1852. Until the arrival of Samuel Colt at the Great Exhibition of 1851 with his display of percussion revolvers, British gun makers had largely neglected this style of weapon except for pepperbox revolvers. The arrival of Colt with his American methods of promoting business caused much resentment in the British gun trade. The outcome was a surge in quality revolver design and production by British makers including Deane Adams & Deane. Their Large frame Large Calibre Revolvers were popular private purchase weapons for British Army Officers. This is an excellent, original, Deane Adams & Deane 54 Bore Five shot percussion revolver. The weapon's double action only firing mechanism with spurless hammer works as it should. It has a 6 ½” octagonal barrel (12" overall). The barrel’s rifled bore has staining and residue consistent with age & use. The barrel has Victorian black powder proofs and is fitted with blade fore sight. The cylinder frame has a ‘v’ notch rear sight. The pistol has a large closed military frame. The top of the frame is crisply marked 'Deane Adams & Deane 30 King William Street, London Bridge'. It has foliate engraving to the frame trigger guard, grip tang & butt. The frame is marked ‘Adams Patent 8599’. The butt is fitted with fixed military lanyard ring. Its dark coloured finely chequered walnut grip is in great undamaged condition. The pistol's metal work is undamaged. The price for this includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 621
£975.00

SOLD SOLD (07/12) Victorian Joseph Brazier Birmingham Private Purchase British Enfield Pattern 1858 .577 Calibre 2 Band (Bar On Band) Rifle With 5 Groove Rifling & 1883 Dated1858 Pattern Yataghan Sword Bayonet. A 620 - A 620
Joseph Brazier was originally a gun-locksmith firm, based in Wolverhampton, England, having begun as a family business around 1700 in London. The firm was very active in the 19th century, and was well known as a manufacturer of precision locks for rifles – including some used in the American Civil War – and the American Hawken plains rifle. This is an excellent original Private Purchase British Military Enfield Percussion Rifle. The action plate of this weapon has foliate engraved decoration. The inside of the action has inspection marks and is crisply signed by the maker ‘J. Brazier’ (illustrated). It has all original wood stock with chequered fore stock & wrist panels, steel butt plate, fore end block and trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle also has its original steel ramrod, ladder rear sight, block and blade fore sight & sling swivels. The bayonet bar is correctly located on the forward barrel band. Total length is 48 ¾” with a 33" barrel. The barrel has a clean bore with crisp 5 groove rifling. The cocking & firing action works perfectly. The rifle is complete with an 1858 Pattern yataghan bayonet. British Model 1858 Sword Bayonets were produced for British 1858 Pattern Short Rifles. The Bayonet referred to as the 'Bar On Band' model due to its modified cross guard which positioned the muzzle ring a greater distance from the blade than the earlier Model 1856 bayonet to accommodate the 1858 Short rifles improved bayonet bar which was positioned on the forward band of the rifle (Bar On Band) as opposed to earlier rifles which had the bayonet bar brazed directly to the barrel (Bar On Barrel). The bayonets were made by English manufacturers and the German Solingen trade (see pages 114 & 115 & plate B152 of Skennerton's book British & Commonwealth Bayonets). This is a good example of the British Sword bayonet, Pattern 1858 'Bar On Band' Model, with Yataghan type blade. The steel blade has staining consistent with age. The blade is 22 3/4" long (28 1/2" overall) and has a curving tip. The blade is fullered for three quarters of its length. The ricasso has no visible manufacturer marks but has WD inspection marks together with 11/83 date (November 1883). Its leather 2-piece grip is stamped with a chequered pattern. The grips have some service wear but are complete and intact.. This is an antique percussion rifle and no licence is required to possess it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. A 620
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ALL MATCHING NUMBERS INCLUDING STRIKER BOLT & CLEANING ROD, 1867 Belgian Military, Albini-Braendlin Front Hinge Breech 11mm Obsolete Calibre Military Service Rifle. Sn 15866 - 15866
The Albini rifle (or Albini-Braendlin rifle) was a single-shot 11mm rifle adopted by Belgium in 1867. The action on the Albini rifle was designed by an Italian officer Augusto Albini and was perfected by an English gunsmith, Francis Braendlin. The rifle has a front-hinged, forward lifting action that has a mechanism which works together with the hammer-striker assembly to simultaneously lock and fire the rifle. When fired, the striker bolt moves into the back of the breech block striking the firing pin and locking the block in place at ignition. Both striker and firing pin move in the same line as the rifle bore. Pulling the hammer back withdraws the striker from the breech block allowing it to be lifted on its pivot pin by means of a small fixed knob on the right side of the block. This is an excellent example of the Albini-Braendlin 11mm calibre service rifle. It has 33 ½” barrel which is clean with crisp rifling and measures 53 ½” overall. It has all original wood work which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and steel butt plate. It also has a steel trigger guard with extended tang, adjustable graduated ladder rear sight, block and blade foresight, bayonet block, sling swivels and original steel cleaning rod. It has the correct hinged breech and heavy military hammer. The barrel is stamped with inspection marks and '1867'. The central barrel band, butt plate, barrel, striker bolt and cleaning rod have matching numbers ‘709’. The loading and firing actions work perfectly. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15866
£975.00

SOLD SOLD (04/12) MATCHING NUMBERS, 1877 -1909, Nickel Plated Colt Model 1877 ‘Thunderer’ Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre .41 Long Colt Double Action 6 Shot Revolver. Sn 15890 - 15890
The Colt M1877 was a double action revolver manufactured by Colt's Patent Fire Arms from January 1877 to 1909. The Model 1877 was offered in three calibres, which lent them three unofficial names: the "Lightning", the "Thunderer" and the "Rainmaker". The principal difference between the models was the cartridge in which they were chambered: the "Lightning" being chambered in .38 Long Colt; the "Thunderer" in .41 Long Colt. Both models had a six-round ammunition capacity. An earlier model in .32 Colt known as the "Rainmaker" was offered in 1877. The 1877 "Thunderer" in .41 calibre was the preferred weapon of the wild west outlaw Billy the Kid and was his weapon of choice when he was killed by Pat Garrett in 1881. This original Model 1877 Colt “Thunderer” in the obsolete calibre .41 Long Colt has a 4 ½” barrel and measures 9 ½” overall. The metal work retains most of its original nickel plated finish. It is side gate loading and has a captive sprung ejector rod under the barrel. It has a blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The pistol is serial number 105756 which is stamped on the frame, barrel block and butt. The top of the barrel is stamped Colts PTFA MFG Co Hartford CT USA’. The barrel is also stamped ‘Colt DA 41 (calibre)’. The left side of the action is stamped with 1871-75 Patent detail (all illustrated). Its original, correct, hard rubber gutta percha grips are excellent and undamaged with rearing Colt roundels. The pistol’s single and double action firing mechanisms work as they should. Price includes UK delivery. As an antique obsolete calibre revolver, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15890
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VERY RARE, One of 16,000 British Crimean War Era 1856 Windsor USA Contract Pattern 1853 Enfield .577” Calibre 2 Band Percussion Rifled Musket With 1858 Dated Regiment Marked Butt Plate '4.L' To The 4th Lancers. Sn 13313 - 13313
This is an excellent original example of the British 1853 Pattern rifled musket manufactured under contract to British War Department by Robbins and Lawrence, Windsor, Vermont, USA in 1856. During the Crimean War (1854-1856) there was a shortfall of Enfield rifle muskets. Insufficient numbers were being produced in the United Kingdom and, despite a contract for their manufacture being placed in Belgium, further assistance from both the United States and France was sought. An American contact was swiftly set up in February 1855 for 25,000 US rifle muskets, altered to the Enfield bore, to be made by Robbins and Lawrence of Windsor, Vermont. The American produced Enfields were stamped 'WINDSOR' on the lock. Although the contract was for 25,000 weapons, due to financial difficulties only 16,000 were produced in America for the British Army and marked ‘Windsor’. This is a very rare, original example of the Crimean War American contract 1853 Pattern 2-band Percussion Rifled Musket. The side plate is correctly stamped ‘Windsor’ and has the Queens crown (Victoria) together with ‘1856’ date. It has an excellent all original walnut stock, brass butt plate, brass trigger guard with extended tang, steel fore end block and original steel ram rod. It is without bayonet lug. The butt plate tang is crisply Regiment marked '4 L' (4th Lancers) together with 434 (weapon number) & date ‘1. 58’ (Jan 1858) indicating issue to the lancers post Crimean War. The musket has a block and blade fore sight, sling swivels and ladder rear sight. The barrel has a clean bore with 3 groove rifling. Total length is 46" with a 30" barrel. The firing action works perfectly. The price for this very rare Crimean War era British Army Musket, one of only 16,000 made includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion rifle, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13313
£1,450.00

**SOLD**SOLD** 29/11**English Cased 1826-1830 James Spurling Judd Street London 16 Bore Muzzle Loading Percussion Pistol & Accessories. Sn 15868. - 15868
James Spurling was an English, London based gunsmith recorded at 42 Judd Street, Brunswick Square between 1826 & 1830. This is an excellent cased percussion pistol by Spurling. The pistol is undamaged with all original wood full stock. The pistol has a 5 ¼” round steel barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The edges of the action plate has foliate decoration and Dolphin hammer. The action plate is signed ‘Jas (James) Spurling’ and the top of the barrel ‘Judd Street London’ . The pistol has a brass bead fore sight and grooved action tang rear sight. The cocking & firing actions work perfectly as they should. The pistol is complete with its later fitted wood case. The case with hinged lid is lined in green felt material and has compartments contoured to snugly fit the pistols and their accessories which include , an empty tin for percussion caps labelled ‘ E Joyce & Co Warranted’, brass shot measure with wood handle, wood handled cleaning rod, a copper & brass powder flask and metal tool. The outside of the lid has a void brass shield inlaid, the inside has a later brass plate engraved ‘JAs Spurling Cir 1800’. The price includes UK delivery. NB as an antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15868
£0.00
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