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VERY RARE, MINT RIFLED BORE, BATTLE OF WATERLOO, British Pattern 1800 Baker Flintlock Rifle By Ketland Birmingham To The 44th (East Essex) Regiment Of Foot, Baker Sword Bayonet By Osborn Birmingham With Scabbard & Original Horn Powder Flask. Sn 14257 - 14257
The Baker rifle (officially known as the Pattern 1800 Infantry Rifle) was a flintlock rifle used by the Rifle Regiments of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars. It was the first standard-issue, British-made rifle accepted by the British armed forces. The Baker Rifle was first produced in 1800 by Ezekiel Baker, a master gunsmith from Whitechapel. The famous 95th Rifles, Light Infantry Regiments adopted these accurate rifles (the hit Napoleonic War, Book & TV series Sharpe's Rifles featured this pattern of rifle). The British Army was still issuing the Infantry Rifle in the 1830s. This is a superb, very rare, original, Baker rifle. It has all original wood work and metal work all in excellent condition with correct bayonet bar, flip up 2 leaf rear sight, brass blade fore sight, original correct 30” long steel ram rod with small ‘BH’ inspection mark and sling swivels. The rifle measures 45 ¾” overall with a 30” round steel barrel which has a near mint, clean rifled bore with crisp well defined rifling. The barrel has crisp proof marks. The lock is stamped with Georgian Kings Crown and Royal Cypher ‘GR’ (George Rex) together with manufacturer’s name ‘W. Ketland’ (William Ketland Gunmaker Steelhouse Lane & Whitall Street Birmingham 1802-1807, see Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol. 2). The hammer is fitted with flint. It has a brass butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang and fore end barrel block. The stock has a figured cheek piece and has a void oval brass disc inlaid on top of the wrist. The rifle cocks and dry fires perfectly. The butt plate tang is stamped ‘44’ to the British 44th (East Essex) Regiment of Foot, an Infantry Regiment in the British Army, raised in 1741. The Regiment served in the American War of Independence and the Napoleonic Wars and fought at the battle of Waterloo 1815. The 44th became the Essex Regiment in 1881. The rifle is accompanied by its original very rare, Baker rifle sword bayonet with broad 22 ½” long steel blade and grooved brass handle with knuckle guard. The ricasso under the langet is marked with what appears to be a partial letter ‘O’, most likely Osborne (unable to clearly photograph but visible in the Osborn signature image inset in image 2). The back of the blade is crisply signed by the manufacturer ‘Osborn’ (the Birmingham cutler Henry Osborn was in business from around 1785 and was to go on to be one of the most prominent cutlers of his time with a reputation for innovation and new ideas. Osborn produced some of the first prototypes of the iconic 1796 Pattern Light Cavalry Sabre). The handle incorporates the correct bayonet release button. The handle is stamped ‘III’ which is most likely a weapon number. The bayonet comes with its original black leather scabbard with brass locket and chape. These bayonets are rarely found with their scabbards. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. Also accompanying this rifle is its original large polished horn powder flask. The curved horn flask is 11” in length and 2 ½” wide at the base. The horn is in superb condition and has a brass base cap and sprung screw off nozzle. Its brass throat mount is fitted with sling swivel as is its brass base cap. The flask is fitted with a later cord sling. There are no visible date or manufacturer marks on the horn powder flask. The price for this very rare sought after Napoleonic Wars era collection including a rifle to a Regiment that fought at Waterloo & which is a must for any serious collector includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14257

C1870 Liege Ladies Nickel Plated 5mm Pinfire 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Folding Trigger, Octagonal Barrel, Antique Ivory Grips & Period Chamois Leather Purse Holster. Sn 14287 - 14287
This is a very good small 5mm calibre, 6 shot, pin fire pocket revolver. This tiny pistol has a 2 ½” octagonal barrel and measures just 5 ½” overall length. It has lovely antique Ivory grips which are undamaged. The metal work has original nickel plating. It has its original captive ejector rod and is side gate loading. It has a post fore sight and folding trigger. The loading and firing actions work correctly in both single and double action. The frame has small continental ‘star above B’ inspection marks. The pistol is accompanied by its period ladies chamois leather purse holster with button fastening flap cover. The holster has wear consistent with age. 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 14287

SOLD SOLD SOLD RARE, Large,1865-1868 American Civil War Era, Connecticut Arms & Manufacturing Co, Hammond's 1864 Patent, .41 Rim Fire Calibre 'Swing Breech' Bulldog Derringer Pistol. Sn 14240 - 14240
The Connecticut Arms & Manufacturing Co. was one of many firms formed during the American Civil War. Founded in 1863 by Brothers Henry B. and Lewis Hammond, the company was located at Naubuc, a town located about ten miles southeast of Hartford. This is a good, original .41 Rim Fire calibre single shot 'swing breech' loading Hammond's 1864 patent Bulldog pistol. Introduced in 1865, approximately 7,400 of these single shot pistols were manufactured before production ceased in 1868. Loading was accomplished by depression of a steel button on top of the breech when the pistol is at half cock and pivoting the breech block to the left. One of the largest Derringers, It has a 4" octagonal barrel which is stamped 'Connecticut Arms & Manf'g Co Naubuc Conn'. The rim of the swing out chamber is marked 'Patented Oct 25 1864' in small lettering. The barrel’s bore has staining consistent with age & crisp rifling. It has a blade fore sight and the rear sight is a groove in the breech release button. The pistol’s original chequered brown 'gutta percha' grips are excellent and undamaged. The pistols loading and firing actions work as they should. Price for this rare Civil War era pistol includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique pistol, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14240

C1870 American Wild West Era Marlin ‘OK’ Model .30 Rim Fire Calibre, Brass Frame Swivel Barrel Single Shot Derringer. Sn 14244 - 14244
The American Gun manufacturer JM Marlin obtained a patent for a derringer mechanism on 5th April 1870. These pocket sized derringers were favoured by wild west era gamblers for self- protection. Marlin made 5 models of small single shot derringers. The 1st Model was un-named the others were named the ‘OK’, ‘Victor’, ‘Never Miss’ & ‘Stonewall’. This is a very good example of the Marlin patent ‘OK’ derringer with even patina throughout. Its American rosewood grips are undamaged. It has a 3" smooth bore round stepped to octagonal steel barrel & measures 6" overall. The bore has light staining consistent with age and use. It has a brass frame & sheathed steel trigger. The barrel has a small blade foe sight. The right side of the breech is marked with the manufacturer's name and address ‘J.M. Marlin New Haven CT’. The top of the barrel is marked ‘OK’ (all illustrated). The underside of the barrel is numbered '3092'. The derringer’s barrel swivels for loading and is released by depression of a steel button on the underside of the frame when the pistol is at half cock. Its loading and firing actions work perfectly. Price for this nice Wild West era derringer includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre derringer no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14244

Victorian, Liege Belgian Flobert .320 Calibre Single Shot ‘Remington System’ Falling Block Action Breech Loading Pistol. Sn 14271 - 14271
In 1847, The French inventor Louis Nicolas Auguste Flobert, developed his rim fire cartridge effectively a percussion cap modified to hold a small lead bullet. The cartridge was patented 23 July 1849. The small calibre pistols were popular in the Victorian Era when they were used for recreational target shooting not only outdoors in Gardens but also within Parlours, Galleries and Saloons of Victorian houses. During their production Flobert refined and improved the firing mechanisms of his pistols. One of the major improvements was his ‘Remington System’ similar to the American manufacturer’s Rolling Block mechanism. Flobert’s breech loading design had a pivoting breech block which was locked closed by the hammer falling into a mating surface in the breech block. This is an excellent original .320 Calibre Flobert ‘Remington System’ single shot break breech loading pistol. It has an 6 ½” round stepped to octagonal barrel and measures 11 ¾” overall. The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp well defined rifling. The plain metal work has nice even patina throughout. One barrel flat is stamped with Belgian post 1810 ‘ELG’ black powder proof mark together with small 'star above q' inspection marks. The action has a small ‘star above q’ inspection mark on one side and is marked ‘320’ (calibre) on the other side. Its original, undamaged, walnut grips have hand tooled grooves and clamshell designs near to the action. Its metal butt plate has a lanyard ring lug. It has a blade foresight and ‘v’ notch rear sight incorporated into the action. The pistol's loading and firing mechanisms work perfectly. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14271

1895 Imperial German M/83 10.6 mm Calibre Single Action Reichs Revolver By Erfurt Regiment Marked 'l.F.M.II.19.124' To The Light Munitions Column II Feldartillerie (Field Artillery) Regiment Number 19 & Original Leather Holster. Sn 14270 - 14270
Prior to the 1880's only Imperial German Officers were armed with pistols. The Officers were at that time issued with the heavy Model 1879 revolver. In the early 1880's the decision was made to arm Non Commissioned Officers, Artillery Field Gunners & Medical Corps Staff with revolvers, the lighter model 1883 revolver was introduced (see page 153 of the book Reichsrevolver By Harder). This is an excellent M/83 10.6mm Reichs Revolver by Erfurt. It has a 4 ¾” round barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech. The barrel's bore is clean and has crisp rifling. It measures 10" overall and retains its original finish and wood grips which have the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The left side of the frame is stamped with the ‘Crown above Erfurt’ arsenal mark and dated 1895. It has matching serial numbers '1375/ 75' stamped on the frame, barrel steps and screws. The pistol is side gate loading and fitted with military lanyard ring. The pistol is single action and it's firing & loading mechanism works with a nice crisp action. The left side of the frame has a thumb operated safety lever which works as it should. The steel grip strap is Regiment marked 'l.F.M.II.19.124' to the light munitions column of II Feldartillerie (Field Artillery) Regiment number 19 weapon number 124 (see page 22 of German Small Arms Markings by Gortz and Bryans). The revolver is complete with its original brown leather holster in which it was found. The holster has scuffing and is missing it’s front ammunition pouch which has become detached at some point in its life. The holster has 2 rear belt loops and is complete with retaining strap which fastens to a brass stud on the front of the holster. The price includes UK delivery. NB 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 14270

Victorian Dixon & Sons Basket & Leaf Pattern Copper and Brass Powder Flask. Sn 14150 - 14150
An original Victorian copper and brass powder flask with an overall 'basket and leaf' design. It is in excellent condition and free of dents and with the seams in perfect condition. The neck has an external thumb spring which operates smoothly as it should. The brass collar retains the original screws. The neck is nicely stamped with the manufacturers name "Dixon & Sons" (A Sheffield maker of distinction, see 'The Powder Flask Book' by Ray Riling, page 106 and 298 fig 427) and it has three adjustable dram settings. It measures from the top of the neck to the bottom 6". It is in excellent condition. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14150

Victorian G & J.W. Hawksley Leather Covered Bag Form Powder Flask. Sn 14149 - 14149
A Victorian leather covered long 'bag form' powder flask by G. J.W. Hawksley. The flask has white metal side seams that are in secure condition. The collar and nozzle are brass. The nozzle has four graduations from 2 1/4 to 3 drams. The nozzle is stamped with the makers name "G. & J.W. Hawksley" (A Sheffield maker from 71-75 Carver Street and appears in directories from 1876, see 'The Powder Flask Book' by Ray Riling). The powder flask has an external spring operated by a thumb push which operates smoothly. It measures 6 1/2" long. It very good undamaged condition. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14149

**SOLD**LAYAWAY 270617**SOLD**RARE, Royal Largs Yacht Club (Scotland) Transit Cased, Victorian Early Production, Winchester 1901 Patent 10 Gauge Black Powder Signalling Cannon With Original Wheeled Carriage With Firing Lanyard. Sn 13900 - 13900
The Royal Largs Yacht Club is loacted on the Firth of Clyde in North Ayrshire, Scotland and was formed in 1882, its first Commodore being Mr. J. Clark, who then owned the yawl Condor, but built the celebrated Wendur in the following year. This is an early example of the Winchester made 10 Gauge black powder cartridge signalling cannon. The barrel has the early production number '373A' and is crisply marked with Winchester’s 1901 patent detail (illustrated). It is also stamped ‘Not for Ball’. The cannon barrel is 12” inches in length (17 ½” overall including carriage). The barrel is smoothbore and has some staining consistent with use. The steel carriage is cast on both sides 'WRA Co' (Winchester Repeating Arms Co) above ‘Trade Mark Made In USA’. The barrel and breech hatch have small Victorian 'V' crown proof marks. The carriage is fitted with its original sturdy steel wheels. The cannon breech loads from the rear by means of a steel loading gate with lever breech opener. Its hammer located beneath the rear of the barrel is manually cocked and fired by attaching and pulling a lanyard (this cannon is fitted with its original lanyard formed from a length of boating cord with wood toggle attached). The cannon is fully functional, the cocking and firing actions work perfectly. These cannons were used as signalling cannon, commonly for starting boat races. These cannons make a loud explosion when fired and also a cloud of smoke visible over distance. This superb cannon is complete with its rare to find wooden transit case. The sturdy wooden case has a hinged lid with brass hook fasteners and the inside of the crate is sectioned to snugly fit the cannon. One side of the case has a hinged brass carry handle. The lid of the crate has stencilled markings in bold black lettering ‘Royal Largs’ (lettering rubbed out & only partially visible) & ‘Yacht Club’. This is an excellent cannon with rare to find transit case. The price includes UK delivery. As an antique black powder cannon no licence is required to own this item if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13900

Victorian 1855 Dated British Army In India 1853 Pattern .577 Calibre 2 Band Percussion Artillery Carbine With Enfield Tower Action Plate, Crisp 5 Groove Rifling. Sn 14222 - 14222
This pattern of Artillery Carbine were used by the British Military between 1853 into the 1870's. This example was sent to the British Army in India during the Victorian era and probably re-stocked there. The action plate is stamped With Queens Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and by the manufacturer 'Tower' (Enfield). It is also dated '1855'. It has an excellent all original walnut stock, brass butt plate, brass fore end block, bayonet bar, sling swivels and brass trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle has its original steel ramrod, block and blade fore sight and flip up rear sight. The barrel is clean and has crisp 5 groove rifling. Total length is 40 ½” with a 24” barrel. The firing action works perfectly. 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 14222
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