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QUALITY, C1870, English Pinfire Westley Richards, 12 Bore, Double Barrel, Lever Break Action Shotgun. Sn 13764 - 13764
The renowned English Gunsmiths Westley Richards & Co have been making unique and especially good shotguns and rifles for over 200 years. This is an excellent quality 12 Bore pinfire double barrel shotgun made by Westley Richards C 1870. It has a top lever action and original Walnut furniture with finely chequered wrist and forestock. The underside of the stock has a void German silver escutcheon. The shotgun with double 29 ¾”, 12 Bore browned steel barrels, has double dolphin hammers, one of which is a relacement & triggers. It measures 46" overall. The lever, side plates and trigger guard with extended tang have foliate engraved decoration. The leaver is engraved ‘Westley Richards Patent’ and both side plates ‘Westley Richards’. The trigger guard tang is numbered ‘10080’. The break action and firing action of the weapon work perfectly as they should. The barrels smooth bores have just light staining consistent with age. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique pin fire shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13764

MINT RIFLED BORE, Victorian 1870 Dated British Enfield Tower .600 Calibre Percussion Cavalry Carbine With 3 Groove Rifling, Captive Steel Ram Rod, Saddle Bar & Ring, Nipple Protector & Chain. Sn 14847 - 14847
This is an excellent, original, Victorian British Enfield Tower made Cavalry Carbine. It has all original undamaged walnut full stock & blued metal work. It has a heavy military percussion Dolphin hammer and the lock plate is crisply stamped Crown VR (Victoria Regina) & 'Tower' (Enfield) with '1870' date. Its 21" rifled barrel has a superb bore with crisp 3 groove rifling. The carbine measures 37" overall. The top of the barrel is stamped with faint proof/inspection marks at the breech. It has the correct steel saddle bar and ring & nipple protector & chain. It has a fixed rear sight and additional graduated 2 leaf flip up rear sights. It also has a small block & blade fore sight. It has the correct under barrel captive steel ramrod with end cap. The carbine has a brass fore end block, trigger guard with extended tang & butt plate. It cocks & dry fires perfectly as it should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion Carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14847

MINT RIFLED BORE, Victorian British 1860 Dated Enfield 1853 Pattern .577 Calibre 2 Band Percussion Artillery Carbine With 3 Groove Rifling, Nipple Protector & Chain. Sn 14846 - 14846
This pattern of Artillery Carbine were used by the British Military between 1853 into the 1870's. This is an excellent, original example of the British 1853 Pattern 2-band Percussion Rifle. The side plate is stamped With Queens Crown (Victoria) and dated '1860'. It has an excellent all original walnut stock, brass butt plate, brass fore end block, bayonet bar and brass trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle has its original steel ramrod, nipple protector & chain, sling swivels, block and blade fore sight and its original graduated 2 leaf rear sight. The barrel’s superb bore has crisp 3 groove rifling. The barrel has proof / inspection marks. Total length is 40 ½” with a 23 ½” 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 14846

**SOLD**SOLD**SOLD**15/12**MINT RIFLED BORE, Victorian English William Henry Edwards Birmingham 24 Bore Muzzle Loading Percussion Hunting Rifle With Octagonal Damascus Barrel. Sn 14823 - 14823
William Henry Edwards was an English, Birmingham based gunsmith with premises at Weaman Street between 1853 & 1890 (see page 213 of British Gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown). This is a quality made Victorian percussion hunting rifle by William Henry Edwards. It has 36 ¾” browned Damascus octagonal barrel and measures 53” overall. The bore is near mint, clean with crisp well defined rifling. It has its original walnut half stock in excellent condition & German silver fore end cap. It has a steel butt plate tang, trigger guard with extended tang & Dolphin hammer. The hammer has foliate engraved decoration. The action plate has foliate engraving together with a hunting dog in the fiels scene and the manufacturer’s name ‘W.H. Edwards’ . The stock wrist is chequered and has an inlaid void German Silver escutcheon. The rifle is fitted with blade foresight, ‘v’ notch block rear sight incorporating graduated 2 leaf sights. It has its original steel ram rod. The weapon cocks & dry fires as it should. Price 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 14823

**SOLD**SOLD**SOLD**15/12**C1840 British 16 Bore Birmingham Trade Flintlock Pistol By Williams With Brass Fittings & Ram Rod. Sn 14836 - 14836
This is an original C1840 Flintlock Pistol. It is 14 ½” overall length, with a crudely stamped lock plate which appears to be ‘Williams’ (illustrated). There were many Gunmakers named Williams working in both in London & the Provinces during the 19th Century. The pistol has brass furniture including trigger guard, side plate and ram rod mounts. It has its wood ram rod with brass end caps and walnut full stock. The smooth bore of the 9” round steel barrel is clean with no pitting. The muzzle diameter is 17mm (approx. 16 bore). The action tang is numbered ‘1’ (illustrated in image 2). The lock’s cocking and firing actions work as they should. The hammer is fitted with flint. The price includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 14836

FINE COLLECTOR QUALITY’ RARE, 1833-1835 American 2nd Type, 40 Bore, Percussion Henry Deringer With Full Wood Stock, German Silver Fittings, Ram Rod & Appraisal Document From American Expert L.D. Eberhart. Sn 14833 - 14833
The original Deringer pistol was a small single-shot muzzle loading percussion pistol with wood stock named after Henry Deringer, a famous 19th-century maker of small pocket pistols; with the advent of cartridge firearms, pistols began to be produced in the modern form known as a derringer. This rare 2nd Type Henry Deringer is in excellent condition and has been appraised by American author and firearms expert L.D. Eberhart. His appraisal document accompanies this pistol which in 2011 he valued at $ 5,250. In his appraisal, the text of which is illustrated in image 2, he dates the pistol’s manufacture to between 1833 & 1835 and describes it as a ‘fine collector quality Henry deringer pistol’. It measures 8 ½” overall length with a 4 ½” octagonal steel barrel and ¾” breech. The barrel’s rifled bore is approx. 40 Bore (11.40mm at the muzzle opening). The bore is clean with crisp well defined rifling. All iron parts are blued apart from the barrel which is the correct, period solid plum brown. The breech and action plate have crisp decoration in the period style and have second type Henry company markings ‘Deringer Phila’ . It has German silver fittings and small German silver fore sight and iron ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. Its original walnut full stock is undamaged with just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The grip has light chequering . The back of the wrist is inlaid with a void German silver shield. The derringer has its original ram rod with brass end cap. Its cocking and firing actions function perfectly. The price for this rare collector’s piece with appraisal document includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14833

QUALITY, French C1860 7mm Calibre Percussion knife Pistol With Polished Horn Scales & 2 Blades With Fleur-De-Lys Trade Marks. Sn 14792 - 14792
This is a quality original 7mm calibre knife pistol made in France C1860. Overall the pistol when closed is 6" long. The blued steel 3 ½” octagonal barrel has a brass bead fore sight. The smooth bore is clean. The barrel has tooled decoration at the breech and a French fleur-de-lys mark. It has a steel hammer with tooled decoration and folding trigger. It's cocking & firing actions are nice & strong. There are two folding knife blades, one large, one small. The large blade is 3 ¼” long, The small blade 2 ¼”. Both blades are stamped with French fleur-de-lys marks. It has excellent undamaged polished horn scales with foliate tooled brass bolsters. The price for this superb quality made piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14792

SOLD SOLD (8/12) THE BEST, 1888-1910 American Wild West Era Factory Nickel Plated Remington .41 Rim Fire Calibre Double Barrelled Derringer. Sn 14791 - 14791
This is original factory nickel plated Remington double-barrel pocket derringer in .41 RF calibre with tip up barrels is the best example we’ve ever owned. It retains all of its original factory nickel plating and has its original antique ivory grips which are undamaged. 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.' which dates it to between 1888 and 1910. The underside of the bottom barrel is stamped '73'. 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 14791

ORIGINAL, ALL MATCHING NUMBERS, 1871,Colt Pocket Model of 1849 .31 Calibre, Cap And Ball, 5 Shot, Single Action, Revolver With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 14777 - 14777
The family of Colt Pocket Percussion Revolvers evolved from the iconic 1860 Army and 1851 Navy Revolvers and were produced between 1849 and 1872. This original U.S. Colt .31 Calibre Cap and Ball, 5 shot Pocket Model of 1849 Revolver is in nice original condition with even patina throughout. It has a brass trigger guard and grip frame. Some of its original nickel plating is still present. The pistol has the correct brass pin fore sight and notched hammer rear sight. It has an undamaged American Walnut grip. The left side of its frame is stamped 'Colts Patent'. The top of the 4 " octagonal barrel is correctly marked ' Address Col Saml Colt New York US America'. It has matching serial numbers '329365' stamped on its frame, barrel, trigger guard and butt which dates it to 1871. The cylinder is marked 'Colt's Patent’ above matching number ‘No. 365'. The cylinder has a very faint, correct engraved ‘Stage Coach hold Up Scene’ (to faint to photograph). The weapon's single action firing mechanism and captive steel ‘lever’ ram rod work as they should. Price for this historic Samuel Colt percussion revolver includes UK delivery. NB As an antique cap and ball revolver, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14777

VERY RARE, MINT BORE, Transitional C1850 Victorian English Thomas Conway Manchester .40 Calibre Swivel Breech Loading, Percussion, Internal Firing Pin, Black Powder Rifle With Best Quality Tooled Decoration. Sn 14773 - 14773
Thomas Conway was an English Gunsmith with premises in Manchester at 179 Chapel Street, 3 Market Street & 43 Blackfriars Street, Deansgate between 1803-1852. This is a very rare, transitional rifle by Thomas Conway. Little is known about this innovative breech loading internal firing pin black powder rifle. The rifle has a 30” round steel barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech and is 48 ¾” overall length. It has a superb, clean bore with crisp rifling. It has a brass post fore sight and 2 leaf rear sight graduated 50-100 yards. The action has best quality tooled decoration. The top of the breech is signed by the maker ‘Conway Manchester’ within banner on a foliate background. The sides of the action have scenes incorporating a hunting dog and stylised game in the field together with foliate work. The action tang has a hunting dog in pursuit of a stag scene. Its original Walnut stock with chequered panel wrist has a steel butt plate with foliate engraved extended tang. The wrist has a void German silver escutcheon. The breech is opened for loading by depression of a flat button on a lever on the underside of the action, this allows the breech to be swivelled open by sideways operation of the lever. A percussion cap is then placed on a nipple on one side of the breech chamber and powder bullet / ball and wadding loaded into the other side. The chamber is then closed using the lever. The weapon is cocked by pulling back its cocking lever which has the appearance of a traditional hammer. This lever cocks the internal hammer and is ready for firing. Its loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this very rare transitional rifle worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB as an antique black powder rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14773
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