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C1870 J. Harper Of London 6 Shot .36 Calibre Percussion Pepperbox Ring Trigger Revolver. Sn 14450 - 14450
A very good pepperbox ring trigger revolver made circa 1870. The revolver measures 7 ½” overall and the barrel cluster is 3” length. The German Silver frame has banners on the left and right sides. One side ‘J. Harper’, the other ‘London’. The barrel cluster has small proof marks. The revolver has undamaged finely chequered walnut grips. The grips are secured with a single screw bolt. The barrel bores have just staining consistent with age and its loading cocking and firing actions work as they should. 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. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14450
£895.00

MINT RIFLED BORE, Victorian Pritchett (London), British Militia Officer’s Private Purchase Percussion Converted To Snider .577 Calibre Rifle. Sn 14418 - 14418
Samuel Pritchett was a London based Gunsmith recorded at Swan Street, Minories and Chamber Street between 1796 and 1821. He was succeeded by his son Richard Ellis Pritchett. His Company traded under his own name and as Pritchett & Sons and RT Pritchett. The Company had premises at Chamber St, St Mary’s Axe, St James’s and Great Prescott St until 1864. Pritchett & Son were inventors of the Pritchett bullet (see page 194 of Brown's book British Gunmakers Vol.1). The Snider action was introduced to British service in 1866 and muzzle loading percussion rifles were converted to allow the use of the .577 calibre brass cartridge. They remained in use until the Martini Henry was introduced. This percussion conversion has a 30 ½” steel barrel with a mint clean bore and crisp 3 groove rifling. It has steel fittings and original steel cleaning rod. The woodwork is all original & undamaged. The underside of the stock is inlaid with void German Silver disc. It is crisply marked on the lock (illustrated) with the maker’s name Pritchett. The action is strong and works as it should. It has a fixed foresight, adjustable ladder rear sight. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this rifle in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 14418
£975.00

EXREMELY RARE, BRITISH ROYAL NAVY VOLUNTEERS, 1861 British Enfield Tower MK II** 2 Band .577 Obsolete Calibre Snider Rifle With Full Length Morris Aiming Tube For The 297/230 Obsolete Calibre Round. Sn 14397 - 14397
The British inventor Richard Morris patented his aiming tubes to allow the small, short range 297/230 Morris round to be used in large calibre rifles. The Morris round is UK obsolete calibre (see page 349 of Cartridges Of The World by Barnes). The rifles could then be used to cost effectively train troops on the range. The full length Morris tubes are extremely rare to find. This is an excellent example of the Enfield Snider 2 band rifle with the extremely rare full length Morris Aiming Tube. The side plate is stamped With Queens Crown ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina) and by the manufacturer ‘Tower’ (Enfield) and dated 1861. It has excellent all original wood work, nipple protector with chain, brass butt plate, fore end block and trigger guard with extended tang. It has its bayonet bar, sling swivels, original cleaning rod, ladder rear sight stamped and block with blade fore sight. The butt plate tang is stamped ‘V.L.L.R.N’ to a Royal Navy Volunteer Regiment. The barrel has a pristine, clean bore & crisp rifling. The Total length is 49” with a 29 ¾” barrel. The firing action works perfectly. The Morris tube with ribbed and knurled brass muzzle collar snugly screws into the bore. The bore of the tube is also pristine, clean with crisp well defined rifling. This is an antique obsolete calibre rifle and a must for any serious collector. No licence is required to own this rifle or the aiming tube in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14397
£2,500.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD George III British Enfield Tower.67” Bore Light Dragoon Flintlock Pistol With Brass Fittings & Ram Rod. A 583 - A 583
This is an honest as found and un-messed with original C1800 George III [ 1760 - 1820] Tower Lock Light Dragoon Flintlock Pistol. It is 15 ½” overall length, with a nicely stamped Enfield ‘Tower’ marked lock plate. The lock plate is also marked with the King’s Crown and ‘GR’ (George Rex) and inspection mark. It has brass furniture including brass stock fore end cap, stepped butt cap and trigger guard with extended tang. It has its wood ram rod with brass ram rod stock mount and walnut full stock. The smooth bore of the 9” round steel barrel is clean with no pitting. The barrel has black powder proof marks and inspection mark. The wood also has an inspection mark and has initials ‘IW’ contemporaneously carved into the wood (all marks illustrated in image 2). The lock’s cocking and firing actions work as they should. 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. A 583
£0.00

Original, 19th Century Oriental Cast Bronze Lantaka Merchant Ship Deck Defence Cannon With Wooden Display Stand. Sn 14328 - 14328
Lantaka were a type of bronze cannon mounted on merchant vessels travelling the waterways of Malay Archipelago in the 1800’s. Their use was greatest in precolonial South East Asia especially in Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The guns were used to defend against pirates. Many of these beautiful guns were mounted on swivels and were known as swivel guns. This is a beautiful original 19th Century Cast bronze Lantaka Swivel Cannon. It is 32 ¾” in length half of the barrel is round and half octagonal. It has a 1 ¼” bore at the muzzle opening. The cannon has the correct 4 ½” bronze mounting spike with ornate cast curved arms secured to the barrel by lugs either side of the barrel. The spike is intact and secure but does have some cracking and holes consistent with age and use. The barrel is ornately decorated with foliate and geometric designs and it has a flared ornate muzzle. The barrel has fixed sights which are incorporated into the cast design. The barrel near to the touch hole has a cast crocodile. Its aiming handle is hollow for adding an additional wood handle. The barrel is open and it has its original touch hole. The Lantaka is complete with a cylindrical wood display stand which is 9” tall and 5 ¼” diameter at the base tapering to 4 ¼” at the top. The top of the stand is holed and fits the cannon’s spike snugly. The Lantaka itself weighs a hefty 14.8 Kg. The carriage weighs 1.8Kg (16.6 Kg Total). The price for this historic Lantaka with stand which would make a superb display / conversation piece includes UK delivery. N.B. 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 14328
£975.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD RARE & UNUSUAL, British Cooper & Goodman Birmingham 1863 Patent Breech Loading .451 Calibre Match Rifle With Henry Rifling, Ladder Rear & Adjustable Shrouded Fore Sight. Sn 14372 - 14372
Cooper & Goodman were Birmingham based gunmakers who manufactured a large number of military and civilian arms during their many decades in business. The firm was started in 1838 by Joseph Rock Cooper and became the partnership of Cooper & Goodman in 1857. They operated at 32 Woodcock Street and 77 Baggot Street from 1857 to 1870, and continued in business at other addresses until 1886, when the firm became the business of Charles Henry Cooper, who remained in business a various Birmingham addresses until 1917. Cooper apparently maintained his own individual business during much of the same time period, as J.R. Cooper. Alexander Henry, the famous Edinburgh gunsmith is most renowned for his involvement in the introduction the Martini Henry rifle and invention of ‘Henry Patent Rifling’. This is an excellent original rare and unusual example of a Cooper & Goodman 1863 patent .451 calibre breech loading single shot match rifle. It has all original undamaged woodwork throughout with chequered panels ant the fore stock and wrist. It has a shrouded adjustable hooded fore sight, flip up ‘Henry’ ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, steel cleaning rod & trigger guard with extended tang. The 33” steel barrel's bore is clean with crisp Henry Patent rifling. The rifle measures 42” overall. The metal work has even patina throughout. The top of the barrel is stamped with proof marks. The unusual top loading breech action works correctly and is fully functional. The breech is stamped ‘JR Cooper’s Patent 1863’. The action plate is signed ‘Cooper & Goodman’. 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. The price for this rare piece includes UK delivery. Sn 14372
£0.00

Victorian British Cavalry Officer’s Private Purchase .650 Calibre Muzzle Loading Carbine By Greener Gunmaker To HRH Prince Albert With Captive Steel Ram Rod & Saddle Bar. Sn 14329 - 14329
The famous W.W. Greener English sporting shotgun and rifle manufacturer was established in 1829 and is still in business, with a fifth generation Greener serving on its board of directors. In the mid 1800’s Greener was producing firearms at the St Mary’s Works Birmingham and had Royal appointments with the British Monarchy. This is a Victorian British Officer’s private purchase percussion cavalry carbine Greener. It has a 24” steel barrel which is a clean .650 carbine smooth bore and measures 40 ½” overall. The side plate is marked ‘Greener’ and the top of the barrel ‘Greener maker To HRH Prince Albert’. It has its original walnut stock which is excellent condition as is its metal work with original blue finish. The right side of the stock has its original steel saddle bar and the shoulder stock is fitted with sling swivel. It has a brass butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang, ram rod mounts and fore end block. It has a heavy military hammer, blade fore sight, block with ‘v’ notch rear sight and original captive steel ram rod. The weapon cocks & dry fires with a strong action. Price for carbine by a famous maker 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 14329
£1,275.00

RARE, Cased Pair Of Original American 1870-1880 .41 Rim Fire Calibre Nickel Plated Colt No.1 ‘Knuckle Duster’ Derringers. Sn 14348 - 14348
Colt made their No.1 Derringers between 1870 and 1880. This is an excellent pair of original .41 RF Calibre nickel plated steel ‘Knuckle Duster’ Derringers rare to find as a cased pair. Each pistol measures 5” overall with 2 ¾” barrels which have flat tops with German Silver blade fore sights. The barrel flats are crisply marked by the manufacturer ‘Colt’s PT FA MFG Co Hartford CT USA No.1’ with Maltese cross marks either side. The pistol’s rifled bores have just light staining consistent with age and use. They have spurred steel hammers incorporating a ‘v’ rear sight & sheathed triggers. They have the correct distinctive hooked handle with the appearance of a knuckle duster (the heavy handle could be used to strike an assailant). The action frames have crisp foliate engraved decoration. The barrels swing to the left for loading. The barrels move by operation of a sliding knurled steel button on the right side of their frames. Their loading and firing actions work perfectly. The pistols retain most of their original nickel finish. One pistol has matching numbers ‘1820’ on the underside of the barrel and frame. The other has matching numbers ‘3106’ in the same locations. The derringers are contained in their original period fitted Walnut case with hinged lid and lock (key absent). The case has brass hinges and an inlaid brass Eagle roundel applied to the centre of the lid. The inside of the case is lined with padded red velvet and has cut out sections which snugly fit the pistols. The price includes UK delivery. NB As obsolete calibre antique pistols no licence is required to own them in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14348
£2,900.00

Victorian English Reade Of London .36" Calibre Brass Framed Bar Hammer, 6 Shot Pepper Box Revolver. Sn 14349 - 14349
Revolving pepper box multi shot pistols were produced from the late 1820s and were designed for civilian use. They were made in numerous calibres. This is original bar hammer pepperbox is in .36" calibre. The pistol has 6 x 3" barrels and measures 7 ½” overall. The barrels are stamped with proof marks and have clean bores. The barrels are also numbered 1-6. The brass action, grip frame, steel bar hammer and trigger guard are decorated with foliate and geometric engraving. The left side is signed ‘Reade London’ (either the manufacturer or retailer). The pistol has an undamaged Walnut grip. A nice example of a Victorian personal protection weapon worthy of further research re the manufacturer. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14349
£975.00

SCARCE, 1876- Early 1900's French 8mm Calibre Repeating Palm Pistol By Mitrailleuse D’Armes St Etienne. Sn 14350 - 14350
These pistols unusual small calibre 4 shot 'palm squeeze' repeating pistols were made between 1896 and C1911. They were marketed as self defence weapons. This is a good example in obsolete 8mm calibre. The barrel is stamped ‘Mitrailleuse’. The right side of the frame is marked "Manufacture Mitrailleuse D’Armes St Etienne " within panel (illustrated). The left side ‘Surete’ within panel above ‘Dechargement Et Demontage’ within panel (illustrated). The action casing has tooled decoration and features a 3 position switch on the left side and it has a wood palm grip butt. The action casing has areas of staining and pitting consistent with age and use. The squeeze firing action works as it should. The pistol has a 2" barrel and measures 5 ¼” overall. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘3204’. The pistol has a sliding ribbed steel breech cover and flat top barrel rib. It’s post fore sight is absent. The price for this hard to find, unusual pistol 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 14350
£1,200.00
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