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1860 British Enfield Tower 1853 Pattern, 3 Band .577 Calibre 3 Band Percussion Service Rifle & Sling. Sn 16766 - 16766
This is an original British Enfield 1853 Pattern 3 band muzzle loading percussion rifle. The action plate is stamped With Queens Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and by the manufacturer ‘Tower’ (Enfield) together with 1860 date. It has all original walnut wood work which has just bumps and bruises consistent with age and use, brass butt plate, brass fore end block and brass trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle has its original steel ramrod, ladder rear sight, fixed fore sight & sling swivels fitted with leather sling. The barrel’s 39” barrel is stamped with inspection / proof marks. It’s bore has crisp rifling and staining consistent with age and use. The cocking & firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB This is an antique muzzle loading percussion rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16766
£895.00

RARE, Original 1883 American Wild West Era Winchester Model 1866 .44 Henry (Flat Rim Fire) Obsolete Calibre Lever Action Yellow Boy Saddle Carbine With Bronze Action, Saddle Ring & Certificate From The Cody Firearms Museum Confirming Production Date. - 16806
The 1866 Yellowboy lever-action rifle was a marked improvement over the Henry rifle. The Yellowboy had a convenient new type of loading gate, devised by Winchester plant superintendent Nelson King (King’s Improvement). The gate passed cartridges through the side of the receiver. This improvement made the lever action more functional and allowed for the installation of a wooden fore-end integrating a round sealed magazine which was covered by the fore stock. The rifles chambered in the rimfire .44 Henry were nicknamed the "Yellow Boy" because of its "brass" receiver (actually a bronze alloy called gunmetal). This is a rare to find original example of the yellow boy saddle carbine in .44 Henry Flat RF calibre. It has a 20” blued barrel and measures 39 ¼” overall. The barrel's rifled bore has staining consistent with age & use. It’s all original wood work has just bumps and bruises to be expected. It has the correct bronze action, butt plate with sliding trap, tube magazine and ‘King's Patent’ side gate. The top of the barrel has patent & manufacturer detail "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS NEW HAVEN CT KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER. 16. 1860”. It is fitted with flip up rear sight, block fore sight and has its original steel saddle ring. Its lever action and firing mechanisms works as it should. The serial number is 161759. A certificate from the American Cody Firearms Museum which accompanies this piece confirms from Winchester records that the carbine was received in the Winchester Warehouse on 13th June 1883 and shipped from the Warehouse on 21st November 1883 order number ‘9232’ . The price for this rare obsolete calibre iconic Wild West era rifle with Museum certificate includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16806
£6,250.00

1861 British WD Enfield Tower 1853 Pattern, 3 Band .577 Calibre 3 Band Percussion Service Rifle. Sn 16764 - 16764
This is an original British Enfield 1853 Pattern 3 band muzzle loading percussion rifle. The action plate is stamped With Queens Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and by the manufacturer ‘Tower’ (Enfield) together with 1861 date and WD inspection mark. It has all original walnut wood work which has just bumps and bruises consistent with age and use, brass butt plate, brass fore end block and brass trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle has its original steel ramrod, ladder rear sight, fixed fore sight & sling swivels. The barrel’s 39” barrel is stamped with inspection / proof marks. It’s bore has 3 groove rifling and just light staining consistent with age and use. The cocking & firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB This is an antique muzzle loading percussion rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16764
£975.00

Rare Crimean War Period 1846 Imperial Russian Izhevsk Arsenal .700 Calibre Percussion Carbine Musket. Sn 16767 - 16767
This Pattern of Russian musket were an almost exact copy of the contemporary Model 1842 French Army musket of the period. Our example has a 26 ½” barrel and measures 42” overall length. The smoothbore has staining consistent with age. The barrel is numbered ‘No. 3206’ and has a small bead fore sight. Its original wood furniture has knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The action plate is dated ‘1846’ which is repeated twice on the brass trigger guard and once on the brass butt plate. The Trigger guard and butt plate also have the Izhevsk Arsenal ‘bow & arrow’ marks. The butt plate also has the Imperial Russian double headed Eagle stamp. The carbine has a wood ram rod with brass ferrule. The action functions as it should. The price includes UK delivery. NB This is an antique muzzle loading percussion rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16767
£1,375.00

1868 British Army In India Enfield Tower 1861 Pattern, 2 Band .600 Calibre Percussion Service Rifle With Native Indian Brass Decoration & Brown Leather Sling. Sn 16769 - 16769
This is an original British Enfield 1861 Pattern 2 band muzzle loading percussion rifle. The action plate is stamped With Queens Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and by the manufacturer ‘Tower’ (Enfield) together with 1868 date. It has all original walnut wood work which has bumps and bruises consistent with age and use, brass butt plate, brass fore end block and brass trigger guard with extended tang. The wood near to the breech has 5 decorative brass plate’s most likely applied by a British Army In India native Indian soldier. The rifle has its original steel ramrod, ladder rear sight, bayonet bar, fixed fore sight & sling swivels fitted with brown leather sling. The barrel’s 32” barrel is stamped with inspection / proof marks. It’s rifled bore has staining consistent with age and use. The cocking & firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB This is an antique muzzle loading percussion rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16769
£975.00

Georgian Era Indian / Afghan North West Frontier .650 Calibre Flintlock Jezail Rifle With English Lock By Henry Nock, Wood Stock Ornately Decorated With Mother Of Pearl & Brass. Sn 16762 - 16762
Henry Nock (1741–1804) was a British inventor and engineer of the Napoleonic period, best known as a gunsmith. As well as supplying the military and civilian markets, Nock made expensive pieces for the aristocracy and Royalty and was an appointed gun maker to the King. Nock's business eventually became Wilkinson Sword. The Jezail was a simple, cost-efficient and often handmade muzzle-loading long arm commonly used in British India, Central Asia and parts of the Middle East. Jezails were generally handmade weapons, and consequently they widely varied in their construction. Jezails were seen as very personal weapons, and unlike the typical military weapons of the time which were very plain and utilitarian, Jezails tended to be well crafted and were usually intricately decorated. Jezails tended to have very long barrels. The firing mechanism was typically either a matchlock or a flintlock. Since flintlock mechanisms were complex and difficult to manufacture, many Jezails used the lock mechanism from captured or broken Brown Bess & other muskets. The stocks were handmade and ornately decorated, featuring a distinctive curve which is not seen in the stocks of other muskets. The function of this curve is debated; it may be purely decorative, or it may have allowed the Jezail to be tucked under the arm and cradled tightly against the body, as opposed to being held to the shoulder like a typical musket or rifle. During the Anglo Afghan Wars the Jezail was the primary ranged weapon of Afghan warriors and was used with great effect against British troops. This is a very good quality Indian flintlock Jezail with lock by Henry Nock. It has a 36” long steel barrel with flared muzzle and brass barrel bands. The barrel has fixed sights. The rifled bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. It measures 52” overall length. The English musket lock is signed by the lock maker ‘H. Nock’. Its wood stock is intricately hand inlaid with pieces of Mother of Pearl and brass. It has the typical Jezail curved butt. The wood and metal have the wear and patina to be expected of a native Indian weapon of its age. It has a steel ram rod. AS is common with these native Jezails, the action does not work. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16762
£495.00

1811 Dated Indian / Afghan North West Frontier 25 Bore Flintlock Jezail Musket Brown Bess East India Company Lock & Wood Stock With Brass Fittings. Sn 16761 - 16761
The jezail was a simple, cost-efficient and often handmade muzzle-loading long arm commonly used in British India, Central Asia and parts of the Middle East. Jezails were generally handmade weapons, and consequently they widely varied in their construction. Jezails were seen as very personal weapons, and unlike the typical military weapons of the time which were very plain and utilitarian, jezails tended to be well crafted and were usually intricately decorated. Jezails tended to have very long barrels. The firing mechanism was typically either a matchlock or a flintlock. Since flintlock mechanisms were complex and difficult to manufacture, many jezails used the lock mechanism from captured or broken Brown Bess muskets. The stocks were handmade and ornately decorated, featuring a distinctive curve which is not seen in the stocks of other muskets. The function of this curve is debated; it may be purely decorative, or it may have allowed the jezail to be tucked under the arm and cradled tightly against the body, as opposed to being held to the shoulder like a typical musket or rifle. During the Anglo Afghan Wars the jezail was the primary ranged weapon of Afghan warriors and was used with great effect against British troops. This is a good quality Indian flintlock jezail. It has a 41” long steel barrel with brass barrel bands supporting large hammered brass plates. It measures 57” overall length. The bore has staining and residue consistent with age & use. The action is from a Brown Bess musket and is marked with the East India Company Rampant Lion mark and dated ‘1811’. It has a wood stock with brass trigger guard with extended tang and decorative brass band at the wrist. It has a thick polished horn butt plate and sling swivels. The stock has the typical jezail curved butt, fixed sights & steel ram rod. The wood and metal have the wear and patina to be expected of a native Indian weapon of its age. Its action works. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16761
£475.00

Georgian Era 1805 Dated Persian Form 16 Bore Flintlock Jezail Musket With Brown Bess East India Company Lock By Brander London . Sn 16760 - 16760
Martin Brander (1760-1827) was an English gunsmith's recorded as working on his own for just 11 years at 70 Minories London between 1790 & 1801 before entering into partnership with Thomas Potts between 1802 & 1827 (see page 144 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). The Jezail was a simple, cost-efficient and often handmade muzzle-loading long arm commonly used in British India, Central Asia and Persia. Jezails tended to have very long barrels. The firing mechanism was typically either a matchlock or a flintlock. Since flintlock mechanisms were complex and difficult to manufacture, many Jezails used the lock mechanism from captured or broken Brown Bess muskets. The stocks were handmade. This is a good Persian form flintlock Jezail with EIC marked lock by Brander. It has a 48” long steel barrel, copper barrel bands and iron ram rod. The weapon has fixed front and rear sights. The bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. It measures 64” overall length. The action is from a Brown Bess musket and is marked with East India Company ‘EIC’ Trade mark above ‘1805’ date. Its wood stock and metal work have the wear and patina to be expected of a native weapon of its age. The stock has a polished horn end cap which is secure but has chips consistent with age. As is common with these old native weapons the action does not function. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16760
£575.00

Victorian C1865 Belgian Liege Form 9mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Captive Extractor Rod. Sn 16772 - 16772
This is an excellent Liege form 6 shot 9mm pin fire revolver. This example is in full working order with all the springs functioning. It measures 10 ¼” overall with a 5 ½” barrel which has a top rib that extends over the action. The rifled bore has just staining consistent with age. The pistol's metal work has even patina and ornate tooled foliate decoration. It has undamaged ebony grips. The pistol’s cylinder has a ‘crown over S’ inspection mark. The pistol is side gate loading & has a captive steel ejector rod. The pistol’s firing action works correctly in both single & double action. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16772
£675.00

MINT BORE, Victorian 1881-1900 Belgian Antoine Bertrand Liege 9mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Captive Extractor Rod & Unusual Ladies Leg Form Folding Trigger. Sn 16744 - 16744
This is an excellent Liege made 6 shot 9mm pin fire revolver. This example is in full working order with all the springs functioning. It measures 8” overall with a 3 ½” barrel. The bore is near mint, clean with well defined rifling & the pistol's metal work has even patina and ornate tooled foliate decoration. It has an unusual ladies leg form folding trigger and undamaged ebony grips. The pistol is stamped with small manufacturer mark ‘AB’ within roundel (most likely Antoine Bertrand, 25 Rue Fabry Liege 1881/1900). The pistol is side gate loading & has a captive steel ejector rod. The pistol’s firing action works correctly in both single & double action. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16744
£575.00
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