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VERY RARE, American Civil War Era 1864 Dated U.S. Army Model 1863 / 1864 Type II Springfield Armoury .58 Calibre Percussion Rifled Musket With Nipple Protector, Chain, U.S. Army Marked Socket Bayonet, Scabbard & Leather Sling. Sn 14894:19 - 14894:19
The Springfield Model 1863 rifled musket is a .58 calibre rifled musket produced by the Springfield Armory between 1863 and 1865. The Model 1863 was only a minor improvement over the Springfield Model 1861. The Model 1863 also has the distinction of being the last muzzle-loading long arm produced by the Springfield Armory. The Model 1863 was produced in two variants. The Type I eliminated the band springs and replaced the flat barrel bands with oval clamping bands. The Type II is sometimes referred to as the Model 1864, but is more commonly referred to as just a variant of the Model 1863. This version re-introduced band springs, replaced the clamping bands with solid oval bands, and replaced the three leaf rear sight with single leaf sight. A total of 255,040 of these were manufactured from 1864 to 1865. This original Type 2 Springfield Model 1863 percussion rifled musket has a standard steel lock and furniture and undamaged walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises consistent with age and use. The metal work has even patina. The lock plate is marked: "SPRINGFIELD 1864" together with "American Eagle" over "US (Army)". The steel butt plate tang is stamped "US" (Army). The barrel has crisp "V/ P” and Eagle’s head proof / inspection marks. It has a fixed fore sight and flip up rear sight. The bore of the rifle’s 40” round steel barrel is clean with well defined rifling. The rifle measures 58” overall length. The rifle has its original steel ram rod, nipple protector with brass chain and is fitted with leather sling. The weapon’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The rifle comes with its original steel socket bayonet. The 18” ‘T’ form blade of the bayonet is straight and undamaged. The blade is stamped ‘U.S’ (Army). The socket is undamaged and has the correct steel locking ring. The bayonet fits the rifle. The bayonet has its original period leather scabbard. The tip of the scabbard is absent as is the belt loop of its integral riveted frog. The riveted frog tab is marked with contemporary initials ‘TFP’ most likely a Regiment designation or initials of the Civil war Soldier who was issued with the bayonet. The price for this rare piece includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14894:19
£1,695.00

SOLD. SOLD (01/18). VERY RARE, American Civil War Era 1848 Dated .54 Calibre U.S. Army Model 1841 1st Type Mississippi Rifle By Robbins & Lawrence, Brass Hilt Bayonet & Buff Leather Sling. Sn 14894:18 - 14894:18
The United States military adopted the percussion rifle in 1841. It was known as the 1841 Mississippi rifle. Considered by many to be the most handsome of all U.S. military muzzleloaders, this cap-and-ball rifle was held in high regard by shooters of the era. As one 1840’s frontiersman said of the 1841 Model, it was “a weapon I cannot too strongly recommend for every description of frontier service, from its great accuracy and little liability to get out of order—an important point in a country where no gunsmith can be found.” The Mississippi was also popular with early plainsmen, emigrants and other adventurers heading West. Many Mississippi Rifles were purchased from U.S. arsenals throughout the country and eventually were used in the California goldfields as a sidearm or hunting rifle. During the Civil War, the weapon was prized by Confederate soldiers and put to effective use by rebel riflemen. This original Mississippi rifle has a steel action plate, heavy military hammer, brass furniture and undamaged walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises consistent with age and use. The metal work has even patina. The stock has the correct brass hinged patchbox which contains 3 moulded lead balls, a piece of cleaning cloth and a steel worm. The lock plate is crisply marked: ‘Windsor VT’ together with 1848 date and ‘Robbins & Lawrence’ together with ‘US’ (Army)". The brass butt plate tang is stamped "US" (Army). The barrel has factory inspector’s marks, a small brass blade fore sight & 1st type fixed 'v' notch rear sight. The rifled bore of the 33” round steel barrel has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The rifle measures 48 ¾” overall length. The rifle has its original wood ram rod with brass end cap and is fitted with buff leather sling. The weapon’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The rifle comes with its original brass hilt sword bayonet. The 20” Yataghan form blade of the bayonet is straight and undamaged. The blade has pitting and staining consistent with age. The brass hilt with cross guard and muzzle ring is ribbed for grip. The hilt has a flat steel spring and push button release which functions as it should. The bayonet fits the musket perfectly. The price for this rare piece includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14894:18
£0.00

VERY RARE, Mexican & American Civil War Era 1844 Dated U.S. Army Model 1842 Springfield Armoury .69 Calibre Smoothbore Percussion Musket With Nipple Protector, Chain, U.S. Army Marked Socket Bayonet & Leather Sling. Sn 14894:17 - 14894:17
The Model 1842 Musket has the distinction of being the first regulation percussion firearm manufactured in a national armoury, the first musket manufactured at the U.S. Armouries at Springfield and Harpers Ferry with completely interchangeable components and the last .69 calibre, smoothbore musket issued by the U.S. Army. A total of about 275,000 were produced, 172,000 at Springfield Armoury. The Model 1842 musket was the primary infantry weapon of both the Union and Confederate armies during the first two years of the Civil War. It was still used in significant numbers by both armies as late as 1863. This original Springfield Model 1842 percussion musket has standard steel lock and furniture and undamaged walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises consistent with age and use. The metal work has even patina. The lock plate is marked: "SPRINGFIELD / 1844" behind the hammer and very faintly with "American Eagle" over "US (Army)" ahead of the hammer. The steel butt plate tang is stamped "US" (Army). The barrel has faint "V/ P” proof / inspection marks and has a small brass blade fore sight. The smooth bore of the musket’s 42” round steel barrel has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The musket measures 58” overall length. The musket has its original steel ram rod and is fitted with leather sling. The weapon’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The musket comes with its original steel socket bayonet. The 15” ‘T’ form blade of the bayonet is straight and undamaged. The blade is stamped ‘U.S’ (Army) and has another indistinct mark (illustrated). The socket is undamaged and has the correct steel locking ring. The bayonet fits the musket perfectly. The price for this rare piece includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14894:17
£1,695.00

RARE, Large Frame, American Civil War Era Starr Arms Co New York 1856 Patent .44 Calibre Single Action Cap & Ball Revolver. Sn 14894:16 - 14894:16
This is an original American Starr 1856 Patent single action Army Revolver in .44 calibre. Starr produced double action revolvers used in the American Civil War until the U.S. Ordnance Department persuaded the Starr Arms Co. to create a single-action variant. The company eventually complied, and the Union acquired 25,000 of the single-action revolvers for $12 each between January 1862 and May 1863. This example is original and the metal has even patina. It has an 8” round steel barrel (13 ½” overall length). The frame is very faintly stamped with manufacturer and patent detail (illustrated in image 2). The weapon has a blade fore sight. The barrel block is stamped with serial number 40963. The one piece walnut grip is original and undamaged. The action works as it should and is very strong. This is a scarce American Civil War period revolver. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. 14894:16
£1,575.00

RARE, 1863-1865 AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA, Rogers & Spencer, Army Model, Large Frame .44 Calibre Cap & Ball, Single Action 6 Shot Percussion Revolver With 7 ½” Octagonal Barrel. Sn 14894:15 - 14894:15
The Rogers & Spencer Percussion Army Revolver was originally manufactured in C 1863-65. In January 1865, the United States Government contracted with Rogers & Spencer for 5,000 of the solid frame pistols. This is a very good example of the Rogers & Spencer , large frame, .44 calibre, cap and ball revolver. The pistol has a 7 ½” octagonal barrel and measures 14" overall. The cylinder frame is crisply stamped with manufacturer detail ‘Rogers & Spencer Utica NY’ (illustrated). The cylinder, grip frame, barrel and frame are stamped with matching numbers ‘5248’. It has a captive lever ramrod and German Silver conical post fore sight. Its wood grips have the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use but are totally secure. The cocks and dry fires perfectly. As an antique cap and ball revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14894:15
£1,575.00

1858 – Early 1860’s American Civil War Era Eli Whitney (Whitneyville Armoury) USA .36" Calibre, 6 Shot Single Action Model 1861 Navy Percussion Revolver With 7 ½” Octagonal Barrel. Sn 14894:14 - 14894:14
The Whitneyville Armoury USA was founded 1798 in New Haven Connecticut by Eli Whitney. Whitney produced approx. 33,000 revolvers to compete with Colt patent revolvers. Many were purchased by the Union Army & Navy and saw service in the American Civil War. In 1888, the Whitney Arms Company was sold to the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. This is an excellent, original 7 ½” octagonal barrel Eli Whitney Colt Navy .36" Calibre, 6 shot percussion revolver with drop down loading lever. The metal work has nice patina throughout. The top of the barrel is stamped ‘E. Whitney N.Haven’. The pistol has a small post fore sight, notched hammer rear sight and brass trigger guard. It has original undamaged Walnut grips. The pistol's loading and firing actions work as they should. Price includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14894:14
£1,475.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, American Civil War Era, Manhattan Arms Manufacturing Co (Colt Navy), .36" Calibre, 5 Shot 6 ½” Octagonal Barrel, Single Action Percussion Revolver. Sn 14894:13 - 14894:13
The Manhattan Arms Manufacturing Co. was founded in New Jersey U.S.A. When Colt's Patents for revolving firearms expired in 1857 Manhattan began Manufacturing Colt Patent expired weapons including the iconic Colt Navy Revolver. Production continued until C1873. Many of their weapons were used during the American Civil War. This is an excellent, original 6 ½” octagonal barrel version of the Manhattan Colt Navy .36" Calibre, 5 shot percussion revolver with drop down loading lever. The metal work has nice patina throughout. It has a lightly engraved cylinder and the top of the frame is engraved Manhattan Fire Arms Co Newark N.J'. The pistol's steel frame, barrel block, brass butt strap & trigger guard assembly are undamaged and stamped with matching serial number '23097'. The cylinder is lightly decorated and engraved 'Patented Dec 27 1869'. It has an attractive Walnut grip. The pistol's loading and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14894:13
£1,275.00

ORIGINAL, ALL MATCHING NUMBERS, 1859, Colt Pocket Model of 1849 (Model 1851 Navy) .31 Calibre, Cap And Ball, 5 Shot, Single Action, Revolver With 6” Octagonal Barrel. Sn 14894:12 - 14894:12
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 (1851 Navy) 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 6" octagonal barrel is correctly marked ' Address Col Saml Colt New York’. It has all matching serial numbers '147221' stamped on its frame, barrel, trigger guard, cylinder and butt which dates it to 1859. The cylinder is marked 'Colt's Patent’ . The cylinder has a faint, correct engraved ‘Stage Coach hold Up Scene’. The weapon's single action firing mechanism and captive steel ‘lever’ ram rod work as they should. Price for this historic 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 14894:12
£1,375.00

SOLD. SOLD (01/18). RARE, Original, Matching Numbers, 1863-1864 American Civil War Era Gwyn & Campbell Hamilton OH USA 1862 Patent .52 Calibre Single Shot Lever Action ‘Grapevine’ Union Cavalry Carbine With Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 14888 - 14888
This is a very good example of a rare Civil War carbine in nearly new condition. These carbines were made by Edwin Gwyn & Abner Campbell in Hamilton, OH between 1863 and 1864. Just over 8,000 of these guns were made & many saw hard use in Cavalry units during the Civil War. There are two models of this gun with different style levers. This is the 1st type “Grapevine” . The carbine’s action plate is crisply marked “GWYN & CAMPBELL” in an arch above “PATENT/1862/HAMILTON O”. The Frame is stamped “UNION RIFLE” vertically below breech. The barrel and breech have matching numbers ‘4320’. The metal work has even patina and its original wood stock has the bumps, knocks and bruises to be expected. The 19" barrel’s bore is clean and the rifling is crisp. It measures 39" overall. It is fitted with an adjustable rear sight and block fore sight together with steel saddle bar & ring. The loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this piece of American Civil War 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 a part of a collection or display. Sn 14888
£0.00

**SOLD**SOLD**27/12**Georgian C1800 British Officer’s Private Purchase John Richards Birmingham .700 Calibre New Land Pattern Flintlock Pistol. Sn 14626 - 14626
John Richards was a Birmingham Gunmaker recorded as having premises at 17 Colemore Street, Birmingham in 1769 (see page 49 of Bailey & Nie's book 'English Gunmakers) . This is a British Officer’s Private Purchase John Richards Birmingham .700 Calibre New Land Pattern Flintlock Pistol. It is 15 ¾” overall with a 9 ¼”" round steel barrel. The smoothbore has light staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel has indistinct proof / inspection marks (illustrated). The lock plate with Swan neck hammer is signed ‘Richards’ and King’s Crown with GR (George Rex) (illustrated). It has a walnut full stock with plain brass furniture. It is complete with its original wood ram rod with brass end cap. Its action is nice and tight & works as it should. The metal and wood of the pistol have no damage and even patina. 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 14626
£0.00
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