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C1840 RARE UNUSUAL TRANSITIONAL / EXPERIMENTAL German Form 7mm Calibre Percussion Rook / Small Game Hunting Rifle With Octagonal Barrel, Double Set Hair Trigger Configuration, ‘Waterproof’ Screw Off Internal Nipple Block, Original Figured Walnut Stock. - 15241
This is a rare unusual German form Rook / Small game rifle made C1840 when the race was on to find innovative & efficient percussion actions for firearms. We have been unable to find any other examples of this form of rifle, nor identify the maker. This rifle has an ingenious percussion action & is no doubt an experimental / transitional piece. The action has a screw off nipple block with winged flange on the underside of the action. The block is unscrewed and a percussion cap placed on the nipple at the top of the block. The block is then screwed back into the underside of the action. The nipple and percussion cap remain within the action sitting under a plate / firing pin on top of the breech which is struck by the hammer when firing. The firing pin plate strikes the percussion cap seated within the action, ignites the cap and discharges the weapon. This system reduces the risk of water ingress into firing mechanism making it ideal, in the period, for hunting in the field (the barrel is loaded with black powder shot and wadding in the normal way from the muzzle end). The rifle has double triggers which can be set for hair trigger shooting. The 22 ½” octagonal steel barrel has a clean rifled bore with crisp well defined rifling. The rifle is 39 ½” overall length). The right barrel flat has indistinct small letters which appear to be ‘L*K’ and number ‘95’ (unknown). The top of the barrel has a small blade fore sight and block with notch rear sight. The action, hammer, trigger guard with scrolled tang & steel butt plate tang have crisp tooled foliate decoration. The all original walnut shoulder stock has a figured cheek piece, chequered panel wrist and chequered sliding patch box held in place by a small sliding metal pin catch with metal plate at the butt plate edge. The patch box contains a steel worm which screws onto the end of the weapon’s steel ram rod which slides into ram rod mounts under the barrel. The underside of the shoulder stock has a steel rosette which sits proud of the stock and may have been intended as a sling anchor. All wood and metal is original and undamaged with even patina. The loading and firing actions of this piece work perfectly. The price for this rare, unusual rifle worthy of further research includes UK delivery. The price includes UK delivery. NB as an antique black powder percussion rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15241
£1,495.00

American Remington W.S. Smoot’s 1873 Patent 2nd Model Nickel Plated .38 Rim Fire 5 Shot Single Action Revolver With Captive Steel Ejector Rod & Gutta Percha Grips. Sn 15482 - 15482
The Remington-Smoot revolver was intended to compete with Colt's metallic cartridge pocket revolvers.These five-shot pistols are typically seen with a nickel-plated finish, although a blued finish was also offered. This is an excellent original example of the Smoot 2nd Model revolver (1st Models had a more curved grip frame rather than the elongated frames found on 2nd models). It has its original factory nickel plated finish which has just areas of surface wear to be expected with age. The revolver has a 3 ¾” octagonal barrel with top rib (8” overall). The top of the barrel is crisply engraved 'E.Remington & Sons, Ilion.NY Pat W.S. Smoot Oct 21 1873' (illustrated). The bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has a shrouded trigger, fluted cylinder, blade fore sight and grooved notch frame rear sight. The action is single action & works perfectly. The original brown gutta percha hard rubber grips with chequered panels & Remington stylised ‘R’ signature roundels are secure and undamaged. The pistol is complete with original sprung ejector rod on the right side of the frame. There are no exterior visible serial numbers on this pistol. 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 15482
£695.00

BEST QUALITY, C1830 Pair Of English Thomas Jackson Mortimer, St James Street, London 16 Bore Gentleman’s Percussion Saw Handle Duelling Pistols, With Octagonal Barrels & Ram Rods. Sn 15481 - 15481
Jackson Mortimer (born 1702) and his family were London based Gunsmiths. First recorded 1796 at Penton Place Pentonville the company was later recorded as Mortimer & Blanch & Jackson Mortimer & Son at 21 St James Street 1811-18. Jackson was succeeded by Thomas Jackson Mortimer who is recorded at several St James Street address until1839 (see page 187 of British Gunmakers London Vol 1 by Brown). This is a superb pair of English percussion saw handle duelling pistols by Thomas Jackson Mortimer, London. The pistols are in excellent undamaged condition with 10” browned, octagonal steel barrels & undamaged original walnut stocks. The barrels each have tooled foliate / martial arms decoration and are signed ‘St James St London’. The smooth bores are clean. The actions both have ‘v’ notch plate rear sights, void inlaid silver escutcheons and German Silver inlaid bands. Each action has safety bolts and each barrel has small blade fore sights. Both pistols have Dolphin hammers. The pistol's firing actions work perfectly as they should. The action plates of both pistols are crisply signed by the manufacturer in stylised text ‘TJ Mortimer’ within crisp tooled decoration. The saw handle grips have chequered panels and steel butt plates with deep cut tooled foliate decoration. The large trigger guards to accommodate a gloved hand have extended tangs and Pineapple finials both with deep cut tooled decoration. Both pistols have their original wood ram rods with brass end caps, one with brass tip. The price for this best quality pair of pistols includes UK delivery. NB as antique percussion weapons no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15481
£6,250.00

SOLD SOLD (20/06) (One Of Only 1300 Made) Original American Frontier & Civil War Era Colt Model 1855 Large Frame 5 Shot 10 Gauge Black Powder Cap & Ball Side Hammer Revolving Shotgun With Captive Steel Ram Rod & Cleaning Rod. Sn 15480 - 15480
In 1855, Colt introduced a new revolver unlike the others in their lineup – it was a side-hammer design. They then proceeded to scale the design up into revolving rifles and shotguns in several calibres. The revolving shotgun model was the least-produced, with only about 1300 made between 1860 and 1863. The rifles and shotguns which were able to fire lead ball or shot were ideal large game weapons able to tackle Grizzly bears and Buffalo. They were also used to great effect by Homesteaders during Native Indian attacks. The Union Military appreciated the fire power of these weapons as the Confederates found out the hard way at Chickamauga during the American Civil War when the revolving rifle variant was used to devastating effect. 535 men of the 21st Ohio Infantry armed with Colt revolving rifles fired 43,550 rounds in five hours, or about 154 rounds per man every hour on average. This extremely rare shotgun variant of the Model 1855 is in 10 gauge and has five chambers in the cylinder. All metal and Walnut woodwork is original & in very good condition for its age. The stock has brass furniture. The wood & metal have even patina throughout. It has a 26” blued steel barrel stepped to octagonal towards the breech and measures 46 ½” overall. The barrel's smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age and use. The barrel has a brass post fore sight and the top of the action is grooved to assist sighting. The shotgun has a brass capped wood cleaning rod. The top of the action barrel has crisp Colt detail ‘Col Colt Hartford CT USA’. The left side of the action is crisply marked ‘Colt Patent Nov 24th 1857’ and the brass trigger guard tang is numbered ‘67’ (of 1300). Its single action revolving firing mechanism works perfectly. The price for this very rare obsolete calibre revolving shotgun 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 15480
£0.00

QUALITY, Cased, Victorian C1850 Irish John Neill Belfast, 22 Bore Percussion Traveling Pistols With Octagonal Barrels, Captive Ramrods & Accessories. Sn 15476 - 15476
The Irish Belfast based Gunsmith John Neill Traded at various High Street addresses in the 1800’s and is first recorded at 4 Rosemary Street Belfast in 1831. His High Street trading dates & addresses are as follows: 1839 42 High Street, 1843-1854 78 High Street, 1856-1865 82 High Street, 1868 80 High Street, 1870 62 High Street, 1877/1880 62 High Street. During the period 1877/1880 the company traded as E. Neill, possibly John Neill's widow. This practice being very common in the gun trade at that time. This is a superb matching pair of percussion pistols by John Neill made C1850. The pistols are in excellent undamaged condition with all original walnut stocks with chequered grips, inset void German silver escutcheons & 10 cm octagonal browned steel barrels. The pistols have engraved foliate decorated trigger guards with extended tangs and finials, action plates & Dolphin hammers. The action plates of each pistol are nicely engraved by the manufacturer ‘J.Neill’ within the foliate decoration. The top of each action are nicely engraved with game bird in flight scenes. The top of each barrel is crisply signed ‘J.Neill Belfast’. Both pistols are complete with their original captive steel ram rods & small post fore sights. The barrels are each 15mm muzzle diameter (approx. 22 bore). The smooth bores are clean. Their firing actions work perfectly as they should. The pistols are complete with their original walnut case. The case with hinged lid has its original lock and key. The interior of is later re- lined in green material and has compartments contoured to snugly fit the pistols and their accessories which include a steel bullet mould, an empty tin for percussion caps labelled ‘ E Joyce & Co London metal lined percussion caps’, 8 moulded lead balls, some wadding and 2 wood handled tools. The lid of the case has a brass shield with period stylised monogram. The corners have reinforced brass edges. The price for this quality made pair of cased Irish pistols includes UK delivery. NB as antique percussion weapons no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15476
£2,450.00

1836-1856 English John Blissett Of London 16 Bore Percussion Traveling Pistol Converted from Flintlock With Captive Steel Ram Rod & Octagonal Damascus Barrel. Sn 15328 - 15328
John Blissett (1808-1872) was an English Gunmaker and Jeweller recorded as working at 74 High Holborn London between 1832 & 1835 then at 321-322 High Holborn between 1836 & 1856. He and his son together with a later business associate named ‘Tomes’ are later recorded at other High Holborn addresses until 1885 (see page 143 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol 1). This is an original traveling percussion pistol made by John Blissett while working at the 321 High Holborn address. It is 12 ¾” overall with an octagonal Damascus barrel which is 17mm muzzle diameter (approx. 16 bore). The barrel’s smooth bore is clean. The barrel has a small bead fore sight and the action tang has 'v' notch plate rear sight. It has a heavy Dolphin hammer and the action plate, trigger guard with extended tang and pineapple finial, barrel tang and stepped steel butt plate have tooled foliate decoration. The trigger guard is large for gloved hand. The top barrel flat is crisply signed by the manufacturer ‘John Blissett 321 High Holborn London’ (illustrated). It has a walnut full stock with fine chequering at the grip, inlaid void German silver escutcheon and German silver stock mounts. It has its original captive steel ram rod & the action works as it should. The metal and wood of the pistol have no damage. The price 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 15328
£745.00

SOLD SOLD (19/06) RARE, ORIGINAL, 17th Century Italian 3 Bore House Cannon With Octagonal Barrel On Wheeled Wood Field Carriage With All Original Period Iron Fittings. Sn 15332 - 15332
This original Italian form cannon was made sometime in the 17th Century. These Cannon were positioned outside entrances to large family residences to defend the homes from attack. The cannon itself and all of the carriage’s original metal work and wood is in very good condition for its age. The wood has some grey paint finish and all of the original iron fittings including many iron pyramid studs, bolts, nuts, wheel rims, trunnion brackets, rope drag bar & ring, strengthening frames & assembly pins have even patina. The cast iron octagonal cannon barrel itself measures 59.7cm length, the touch hole is open and the smooth bore has even patina. The muzzle diameter is 3.2 cm (approx. 3 bore). 3 of the barrel flats have small indistinct but visible proofs (illustrated in image 2). The cannon has even patina, no rust and correct trunnions. The cannon sits on the carriage and is held in place by hinged iron trunnion plates which allow the barrel to be easily removed for inspection or transport. The spoked wood wheels with iron rims, pyramid studded rims and iron supports are secured by iron pins, allowing the wheels to be easily removed for inspection or transport. The cannon including the carriage measures 1.08 Metres overall length, 52 cm width from axle hub to axle hub and 39 cm height from floor to top of muzzle. The diameter of each wheels is 35 cm. This is a rare, historic piece. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique black powder cannon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15332
£0.00

English C1900 Isaac Hollis & Sons, London .300 Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Break Action Top Lever Rook Rifle With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 15331 - 15331
Isaac Hollis & Sons were quality English, Birmingham & London based Gunmakers recorded in 1861 as having premises at Weaman Row & 49 Whittall Street (previously Hollis & Sheath 1849-1861). Between 1870 & 1911 Hollis & Sons are also recorded as having ‘London Offices’ (see page 251 of British Gunmakers Vol.2 by Brown). This is an excellent C1900 Isaac Hollis & Sons Rook rifle in .300 CF calibre. The action has foliate engraved decoration. The blued 26” octagonal barrel has a tooled top with panels, one inscribed ‘Isaac Hollis & Sons, London’ & the other ‘Ammunition 300’. The bore has light staining consistent with age and crisp well defined rifling. Overall length is 42”. It has excellent all original undamaged Walnut furniture with ribbed butt, chequered fore stock, chequered pistol grip & inlaid brass roundel on the underside of the shoulder stock. It has steel fittings including, trigger guard with extended tang, 3 leaf graduated flip up sights and blade fore sight. The top lever break action loading & firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. This is an antique obsolete calibre rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15331
£1,200.00

SOLD SOLD (19/06) Victorian C1860’s Scottish Dickson & Son Edinburgh Private Purchase Enfield .577 Calibre 2 Band Military Percussion Rifle With Nipple Protector & Chain, Stock Marked ‘BLC 13’. Sn 15329 - 15329
John Dickson (1794-1880) was an Edinburgh based Gunmaker first recorded as working in 1830 at 60 Princes Street, then as John Dickson & son at 60 & 63 Princes Street between 1840 & 1929. The family business continued as John Dickson & Son Ltd at other Edinburgh addresses and is finally listed as operating under the name Dickson & MacNaughton between 1997-2000 (see page 207 of British Gunmakers Vol.2 by Brown). This is a quality private purchase .577 Calibre 2 Band Rifle by Dickson & Son. It has excellent all original walnut woodwork throughout. The wood is marked ‘BLC 13’ most likely a Regiment or Unit mark. Its steel side plate is nicely signed 'J No Dickson & Son Edinburgh (Scotland)’. It has a steel butt plate, trigger guard & fore end block. The rifle measures 48 ¾” inches overall with a 32” barrel and is complete with sling swivels, ram rod, ladder rear sight, block & blade fore sight, bayonet bar & nipple protector with chain. The barrel has crisp proof/ inspection marks and the bore has crisp rifling and just light staining consistent with age. Its cocking and firing actions work perfectly. This is an obsolete calibre weapon and as such no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15329
£0.00

British C1890 Victorian Charles Lancaster's 1850 Patent Oval Bore .295 Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Break Action Top Lever Rook Rifle. Sn 15330 - 15330
Charles William Lancaster (1820–1878) was an English gun maker and improver of rifles and cannon. Lancaster was the eldest son of Charles Lancaster, gunmaker, of 151 New Bond Street, London. In 1850 Lancaster patented his Oval ‘smooth’ rifling system which reduced the problems with fouling, common with black powder rifles and increased accuracy. This is an excellent C1890 Lancaster's patent Rook rifle in .295 CF calibre. The action has foliate engraved decoration & calibre detail ‘.295CF’ and the blued 26 ½” barrel with top flat is signed ‘Charles Lancaster 151 New Bond St London’ & ‘Patent Smooth Bore Rifle’. It has excellent all original Walnut woodwork with steel fittings including butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang, 3 leaf graduated flip up sights and blade fore sight. The rifle’s bore is clean. Total length is 43”. The top lever break action loading & firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. This is an antique obsolete calibre rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15330
£1,375.00
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