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CRIMEAN WAR 1856 Dated British WD Enfield Tower Pattern 1853 .577 Calibre 2 Band Muzzle Loading Percussion Carbine. Sn 16238 - 16238
This pattern of Carbine were used by the British Military between 1853 into the 1870's. This is a very good Crimean war dated, example of the British 1853 Pattern Carbine. The side plate is stamped With Queens Crown (Victoria) and dated '1856' together with ‘Tower’ (Enfield). It has an excellent all original walnut stock, brass butt plate, brass fore end block & brass trigger guard with extended tang. The wood is impressed with ‘WD & Broad Arrow’ mark together with ‘2 NEW’ most likely a Regiment or Unit mark (unknown). The rifle has its original steel ramrod, sling swivels, block and blade fore sight and its original flip up rear sight. The barrel’s bore has well defined rifling and just light staining consistent with age and use. The barrel has black powder proof / inspection marks. Total length is 40” with a 23 ¼” barrel. The cocking & firing actions work correctly. The price includes UK delivery. 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. Sn 16238
£975.00

MINT BORE, Victorian British Martini Henry .577x 450 Obsolete Calibre MK II, Short Lever Service Rifle With Mark 1 Trigger. Sn 16233 - 16233
This is an excellent MK II Martini Henry .577x 450, MK I converted to MK II, Short Lever Service Rifle. It has excellent all original woodwork. The metal work is undamaged, has Birmingham proof marks and excellent blue finish throughout. It also has numbers ‘52’, ‘1184’, and ‘588’ stamped on the metal work and small inspection marks (illustrated). There is no manufacturer’s name or dates on this rifle. It has a 33” barrel and is 49 ½” overall length. The rifled bore is near mint, clean with crisp rifling and the weapon cocks and dry fires perfectly. It is complete with original steel cleaning rod, sling swivels & bayonet lug. It has smooth steel butt plate and MK 1 grooved trigger. It has flip up ladder sight and block & blade fore sight. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre, antique weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16233
£1,275.00

Transit Cased Winchester 1901 Patent 10 Gauge Obsolete Calibre Breech Loading Black Powder Signal Cannon On Wheeled Carriage. Sn 16222 - 16222
This is an excellent Transit Cased Winchester 1901 Patent 10 Gauge Black Powder Signal Cannon. The 10 gauge, Winchester Breech Loading Signal Cannon was designed and patented by Charles H. Griffith for the Winchester Repeating Arms Company in 1901. The cannon were first offered for sale in the March 1903 Winchester Catalogue. These cannon emitted loud noise and smoke & were used to start yacht races. The steel cannon barrel of our example is 12” long. It’s smooth bore has staining consistent with age & use. The underside of the barrel and trunnion have matching numbers ‘378A’. The breach mechanism with hinged hatch and hammer mechanism is in good working order. The hammer is fitted with pull cord and wood toggle. The barrel is marked “NOT FOR BALL” and has Winchester manufacturer detail, calibre and 1901 Patent information (all illustrated). The cast iron wheeled carriage has cast markings “W. R. A. Co, Trade Mark, Registered in U. S. A.”. The cannon comes with its original wood transit case with hinged lid an hook fasteners. The wood is intact but has surface wear and small rareas of old stable worm to be expected. The lid has very faint stencilled lettering ‘Yacht Club’. One side of the case has a brass carry handle. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique, obsolete calibre black powder signal cannon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16222
£1,200.00

RARE, Crimean War 1855 Dated, French Model 1853 Chatellerault Arsenal Infantry Chasseur Sharpshooter’s Muzzle loading .700 Minie Ball Calibre Percussion Rifle With Brass Hilt Chatellerault Arsenal Yataghan Sword Bayonet & Scabbard. Sn 16225 - 16225
This is a rare and desirable French Minie Rifle of the Crimean War, together with its correct and well fitting bayonet. It is a Model 1853 Infantry Rifle, as issued to and used by the elite Chasseur Units in the Crimea. The rifle is dated 1855, the middle of the Crimean War, and was made at the French Royal Manufactory at Chatellerault. It has a flat Minie sight, graduated to 1,100 metres, and has the same four grooves and similar bore as the longer and more cumbersome British issue Minie rifle, 0.702 inches (17.8mm). The bore of the 34” barrel has well defined rifling and just light staining consistent with age and use. It measures 49 ½” overall length. The metal work has even patina is dated 1855, signed by the Chatellerault Arsenal and has proof marks. The metal is numbered ‘523’ which is repeated on the all original wood stock which has just light bumps and bruises to be expected. The barrel has the correct military bayonet lug, sling swivels and it has its original steel ram rod. The rifle’s cocking & firing actions work correctly with a nice tight action. The rifle comes with an original French sword bayonet. The steel fullered single edged ‘T’ back Yataghan blade has staining consistent with age and is 22 ¾” length. It has the correct steel hooked quillon with muzzle ring. It has a ribbed brass grip with flat spring and steel push button. The blade is marked with the name of the French Chatellerault Arsenal in French. It is complete with the correct steel scabbard. The scabbard has no dents and has its original fixed strap bar. The price for this historic piece includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion rifle no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16225
£1,295.00

QUALITY, Cased, Victorian C1830’s Robert Ancell, Perth, Scotland,(Maker To HRH Price Albert), 12 Bore Double Damascus Barrelled, Muzzle Loading, Percussion Sporting Shotgun. Sn 16205 - 16205
Robert Ancell is recorded as being active in Perth from circa 1829 but he is also recorded as gunmaker To H.R.H. Prince Albert C1840. This is a quality made Victorian double barrel percussion sporting shotgun by Robert Ancell. It has 29” Damascus steel barrels set side by side. The barrels have a central flat top barrel rib. The barrel rib at the breech is inlaid with gold cartouche ‘ Ancell Perth’ and each barrel at the breech has inlaid silver roundels. The barrels smooth bores are clean. The underside of the barrels have black powder proofs. It has its original walnut stock all in excellent condition. The underside of the fore stock has a void german silver plate inlaid. It’s steel butt plate tang, trigger guard with extended tang, stock block tang, side plates & hammers have quality tooled decoration. The action plates are signed by the maker ‘R. Ancell Perth’ together with ‘game birds in the field’ scenes. The shotgun is fitted with small brass bead foresight and has its original Ebony wood ramrod with brass end caps. The weapon cocks & dry fires as it should. The weapon is contained in its original sturdy walnut case with hinged lid. The case has a brass handle set into the lid and 3 locks but no keys. The edges of the case are reinforced by brass plates. Internally the case is fitted to fit the shotgun broken into 2 pieces and has empty compartments some with lids to fit accessories. It also has a separate removable tray with compartments for accessories again some with removable lids and 2 folding brass carry handles. The tray sits snugly on top of the shotgun when packed. Both the case and removable tray are lined with green felt. The case and tray are clean and undamaged. The price for this quality piece includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion shotgun no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16205
£1,200.00

SOLD SOLD (11/04) AS FOUND UN-MESSED WITH, Victorian English C1860’s ‘Hull River Police Dock Watch G3’ .650 Carbine Calibre Percussion Holster. Sn 16215 - 16215
The Port of Hull is a port at the confluence of the River Hull and the Humber Estuary in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. Seaborne trade at the port can be traced to at least the 13th century, originally conducted mainly at the outfall of the River Hull, known as The Haven, or later as the Old Harbour. In 1773, the Hull Dock Company was formed and Hull's first dock built, on land formerly occupied by Hull town walls; in the next half century a ring of docks were built around the old down on the site of the former fortifications, known as the Town Docks – the first, The Dock (1778), (or The Old Dock, known as Queen's Dock after 1855), Humber Dock (1809), and Junction Dock (1829) – an extension, Railway Dock (1846) was opened to serve the newly built Hull and Selby Railway. The first dock east of the river, Victoria Dock, opened in 1850. Docks along the banks of the Humber to the west were begun in 1862 with the construction of the West Dock, later Albert Dock, the William Wright extension, opened in 1880, and a dock further west, St Andrew's Dock, opened in 1883. In 1885, a new eastern dock was built, Alexandra Dock, connected to a new railway line constructed by the same company, the Hull Barnsley & West Riding Junction Railway and Dock Company. After the London, Thames River Police was formed in 1798 to tackle theft and looting from ships anchored in the Pool of London and in the lower reaches and docks of the Thames, other Provincial areas with Waterway policing responsibilities formed their own River Police / Port units. The role of the River Police was a dangerous one as the duties entailed weaving in and out of the shipping lanes, boarding moving boats and the rescue of persons in distress. This is a Victorian era percussion holster pistol marked to the Hull River Police Dock Watch in good as found and un-messed with condition. It is 13” overall with a 7 ½” round steel barrel. The top of the barrel is crisply engraved ‘Hull River Police Dock Watch’. The barrel also has black powder proof marks and a small bead fore sight. It’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age & use. It has a heavy Dolphin hammer and brass furniture including a cudgel butt which could be used as a striking weapon. The butt cap is engraved ‘G3’ most likely a Police unit or weapon number. The pistol has its original steel ram rod. The metal has no damage and even patina. The original wood full stock has knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. There are no visible external manufacturer marks on this pistol. Its cocking and firing actions work correctly. The price for this nicely marked historic River Police pistol includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16215
£0.00

1892, Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action .38-56 WCF (Winchester Centre Fire) Obsolete Calibre Rifle With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 16212 - 16212
The Winchester Model 1886 was a lever-action repeating rifle designed by John Browning to handle some of the more powerful cartridges of the period. This is an excellent original example chambered in .38-56 WCF. It has a 25" octagonal barrel & measures 44 ¼” overall. The rifled bore has residue and staining consistent with age & use. It has all original Walnut woodwork and metal with even patina throughout. The breech tang is crisply stamped 'Model 1886' and the top of the barrel is crisply stamped ' Manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Co New Haven, Conn USA'. The weapon is crisply stamped with serial number on the underside of the frame beneath the lever ‘61282’ which dates it to 1892. It has a 'buckhorn' rear sight, brass blade fore sight, steel butt plate and full length tube magazine. It's lever, loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16212
£2,650.00

SOLD SOLD (10/04) Late 1800’s American Wild West Era Factory Nickel Plated Remington .41 Rim Fire Calibre Double Barrelled Derringer With Polished Mother Of Pearl Grips. Sn 16211 - 16211
This original factory nickel plated Remington double-barrel pocket derringer in .41 RF calibre with tip up barrels is in excellent condition. It retains all of its original factory nickel plating and has undamaged original opaque polished Mother of pearl grips. The barrels are released for loading by operation of a lever and a knurled steel button on the frame of the pistol. The design was little changed by Remington during a production run of nearly 70 years. The loading and firing actions of this piece function perfectly. The pistol has two 3" barrels set over and under and measures 5" overall making it easy to conceal and therefore popular with Wild West Gamblers. The top of the barrel rib is crisply stamped 'REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION N.Y.' The underside of the bottom barrel is stamped '139'. It has a shrouded trigger. The pistol's barrels have clean bores with crisp well defined rifling. The price for this superb, iconic piece of American Wild West 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 part of a collection or display. Sn 16211
£0.00

Late 1800's Colt 'New Line' .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 5 Shot Single Action Revolver. Sn 16214 - 16214
The Colt New Line was a single action pocket revolver introduced by the Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company in 1873. This is a very good example. These pistols were popular in the late 1800's. The revolver has a 2 ¼” round steel barrel (6” overall). The barrel's bore is clean with crisp rifling. It retains its original blue finish. The top of the barrel is faintly marked 'Colt's PT FA MFG CC Hartford CT USA'. The underside is numbered ‘3804’. The frame is stamped ’41 cal’. It has a blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. It has a shrouded trigger and the single action mechanism functions as it should. It has a removable cylinder for speed loading. It has undamaged wood grips. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16214
£625.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, C1870 Belgian Liege Pinfire 7mm Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Ornate Tooled Decoration & Folding Trigger. Sn 16213 - 16213
This is an excellent, 7mm calibre, 6 shot, pin fire pocket revolver. It has a 2 ¾” barrel (6 ¾” overall). It has undamaged, finely chequered gutta percha hard rubber grips. The pistol is decorated with an attractive foliate and geometric tooled design. The folding trigger, cylinder and frame and barrel block have matching numbers ‘16’. The fluted cylinder has an ‘ELG’ Liege mark and the frame has other small inspection marks. It has its original captive ejector rod and is side gate loading. It has a post fore sight. It is fully functioning in both single and double action. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique, pin fire weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16213
£645.00
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