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MATCH GRADE Victorian C1860 Isaac Hollis & Sons Birmingham & London .50 Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Target Rifle With Turner’s Patent Rifling & Ram Rod. Sn 15034 - 15034
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 a fine match grade target rifle by Isaac Hollis & Sons. It has a beautiful Walnut full stock with chequered wrist and fore end. The stock is fitted with steel patch box with hinged lid. The lid is decorated with engraved scrollwork. The stock has an inlaid silver oval disc with indistinct monogram which appears to be 'I.J.B. Lues'. The stock also has a steel fore end block. Its 33” steel barrel is .50 calibre. The bore is clean with crisp Turner’s patent rifling. The rifle measures 49 ½” overall. The action has foliate scrollwork decoration and is crisply marked ‘ I.Hollis & Sons’. The barrel has faint proof marks with number ‘52’ and is marked ‘Turner’s Patent Rifling’. The rifle has its original steel ram rod, heavy Dolphin hammer, forward sling swivel and rear sling swivel lug, blade fore sight and flip up ladder rear sight. It has a steel butt plate with extended tang and trigger guard with extended tang which has foliate engraved decoration. The weapon’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this quality Victorian rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15034
£1,750.00

QUALITY, English, Mid 1800's, Thomas Conway Manchester, 40 Bore, Percussion Traveling Pistol With Octagonal Barrel & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 15002 - 15002
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 an excellent original percussion traveling pistol by Conway Manchester. Its octagonal steel barrel is 5" length (9 ¾” overall). The barrel has a silver band inlaid at the breech end and small post fore sight. It has a ‘v’ notch rear sight on the action tang. The smooth bore of the barrel has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The pistol has its original captive steel ram rod. Its action plate, trigger guard and Dolphin hammer are nicely engraved with a foliate design. The action plate is signed by the manufacturer 'Conway Manchester'. The pistol has its original undamaged walnut full stock with chequered grip, German silver stock mounts and Inlaid void German Silver escutcheon. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly. The price for this desirable pistol 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 15002
£895.00

C1850 English William Probin 16 Bore Percussion Holster Pistol For Cavalry Officers With Octagonal Barrel, Safety Catch Slide & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 15055 - 15055
William Probin was a Birmingham based gunsmith recorded as having premises at 11 and 35 Loveday Street between 1821 & 1860 then for 1 year only at 87 Tower Street in 1861 (see page 312 of British Gunmakers Vol.2 by Brown). This English percussion pistol made by William Probin C1850 is in very good condition. It measures 12 ¾” overall and has a browned 7 ½” octagonal steel barrel. The smooth bore is clean. The barrel has small brass post fore sight and ‘v’ notch rear sight. It has a Dolphin hammer, steel trigger guard with extended tang, steel ram rod mount and sliding safety catch feature. The pistol has its original captive steel ram rod favoured by Cavalry Officers. The action and hammer have foliate engraved decoration. The action plate is signed by the maker ‘W. Probin’. The dark walnut full stock is all original and has just the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The stock has a chequered pistol grip, German Silver mounts and an inlaid German silver escutcheon at the wrist. Its action works as it should. The price for this pistol worthy of further research regarding the maker 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 15055
£845.00

QUALITY C1840 English R.S. Clarke 16 Bore Percussion Traveling Pistol With Octagonal Damascus Barrel, German Silver Mounts & Ram Rod. Sn 15033 - 15033
This is a quality made percussion pistol made C1840. It is 9 ½” overall with a 5” octagonal Damascus steel barrel. The barrel is fitted with German silver blade fore sight and grooved action rear sight. The barrel’s smoothbore is clean. The barrel has double inlaid silver lines and the action a silver roundel insert. It’s action plate, Dolphin hammer and trigger guard with extended tang have crisp foliate engraved decoration. The action plate is signed by the maker in stylised script ‘R.S. Clark’. Its original walnut stock has a chequered panel pistol grip. The wood has just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The stock has German silver fittings (a small piece of one German silver stock mount on the right side of the pistol is absent as can be seen in the images). The pistol has its original wood ram rod with horn end cap. Its action works as it should. The price for this pistol worthy of further research re the maker 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 15033
£975.00

MAN STOPPER C1850 John & William Calvert, Leeds, Yorkshire 16 Bore Percussion Overcoat Pistol With Screw Off Octagonal Barrel. Sn 15000 - 1500
John & William Calvert were English Gun makers with various premises in Leeds between 1797 & 1865 including 73 Briggate, Lowerhead Row & Commercial Street (see page 186 of British Gunmakers Volume 2 by Brown). This is an excellent percussion overcoat pistol by Calvert. It measures 6 ¾” overall with a 2 ¼” screw off brown wash octagonal barrel The barrel’s smooth bore has just staining and residue consistent with age and use. The top of barrel is crisply signed ‘Calvert Leeds’. The barrel has a small brass post fore sight and the action has a ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. The action, large trigger guard for gloved hand and Dolphin hammer have foliate engraved decoration. The pistol’s original chequered Walnut grip is undamaged and has a void German escutcheon inlaid. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly. 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 part of a collection or display. Sn 15000
£695.00

1872 Dated Model 1850 Imperial German Suhl V.C. Schilling (VCS) .600 Calibre Percussion Uhlan Cavalry & Artillery Pistol Regiment Marked ’21 A.E 1.29’ To The 21st Ersatzbatterie Of Feldartillerie 1 Nr 29 With Integral Nipple Protector. - 15001
The Large Prussian M-1850 percussion pistol was issued to Imperial German & Prussian Lancers & Field Artilley Regiments. They remained in use through the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 and was only superseded in 1879 by the M-1879 Reichsrevolver. This excellent original Imperial German M1850 pistol was made in 1872 at Suhl Thuringia Germany by V.C. Schilling (VCS). The same pistols were made at the Potsdam Imperial Prussian State Arsenal. Our example has all original undamaged wood furniture and metal work. The wood has heavy brass fittings including fore end block, butt cap with extended tang and trigger guard. The butt cap has the correct large steel military lanyard ring and is Regiment marked '21 A.E.18 1.29' to the 21st Ersatzbatterie Of Feldartillerie 1 Nr 29 (see page 30 of German Small Arms Markings by Gortz & Bryans for similar markings). The brass fittings have Imperial Inspection marks. The pistol has an 8 ¾” round cannon barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech which is .600 calibre and the pistol measures 15 ½” overall. The pistol’s smooth bore is clean. The breech is faintly dated '1872' and has Imperial inspection marks. The action plate is crisply marked with Imperial Crown and by the manufacturer Suhl V.C.S. The action plate is fitted with an unusual integral nipple protector/ safety feature. The steel lever operated protector has a knurled thumb lever and flat spring. The pistol has a heavy military dolphin hammer, blade fore sight and 'v' notch frame rear sight. The price for this rare pistol includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15001
£1,200.00

SOLD SOLD (01/06) George III (1760 – 1820) British Enfield Tower .650 Carbine Calibre Light Dragoon Flintlock Pistol To The 15th Regiment Of Light Dragoons ‘Elliot’s Light Horse’ / Kings Royal Regiment Of Light Dragoons. Sn 14999 - 14999
The 15th Regiment Of Light Dragoons was raised in the London area by George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield as Elliots Light Horse as the first of the new Regiments of Light Dragoons in 1759. It was renamed the 15th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons in 1760 and In 1766 it was renamed for King George III as the 1st (or The King's Royal) Regiment of Light Dragoons. The Regiment fought with distinction in the Seven Years War, Flanders Campaign, the Peninsular War, took part in a charge at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815 & on return to England played a pivotal role in the notorious Peterloo Massacre August 1819, when a 60,000 strong crowd calling for democratic reform were charged by the Yeomanry. Panic from the crowd was interpreted as an attack on the Yeomanry and the Regiment then titled the 15th (The King's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Hussars) led by Lieutenant Colonel Guy L'Estrange were ordered in. The charge resulted in 15 fatalities and as many as 600 injured. This is an excellent original George III [1760 - 1820] Tower Lock Light Dragoon Flintlock Pistol marked to the 15th Regiment Of Light Dragoons / Kings Royal Regiment Of Light Dragoons /Hussars. It is 15 ½” overall with a 9" round steel barrel. The barrel’s smoothbore is clean. The barrel has English black powder proofs. It has a steel lock plate with military swan neck hammer fitted with flint. The lock plate is stamped ‘Tower’ (Enfield) and is also marked with the King’s Crown and ‘GR’ (George Rex) and inspection mark.. It has a walnut full stock which has just the light knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The stock has an official contemporarily applied brass strengthening plate where the captive steel ram rod enters the fore stock. It has a rounded brass butt plate butt, brass trigger guard with extended tang and fore end block. The trigger guard is marked ‘XV KLD’ to the 15th Kings Light Dragoons above ‘D II’ (either a Unit designation or weapon number). Its action works as it should. The price for this Light Dragoon pistol to a Historic Cavalry Regiment 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 14999
£0.00

*QUALITY WESTLEY RICHARDS CONNECTIONS* 1851-1857 English Thomas Kerslake Baker Of London .700 Calibre Percussion Belt/ Duelling/ Target Pistol With Octagonal Damascus Barrel, Belt Bar, Stepped Steel Butt With Trap & Captive Ram Rod. Sn 14998 - 14998
Thomas Kerslake Baker and his family were English gunmakers recorded at various London addresses between 1833 & 1913 when the business became the property of the famous English gunmakers Westley Richards. Thomas Kerslake Baker is recorded as working at 88 Fleet Street London for just 6 years between 1851 & 1857 (see page 139 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol.1). This is an excellent percussion Belt/ Duelling/Target pistol By Thomas Kerslake Baker made at his 88 Fleet Street address between 1851 & 1857. It is 13 ¾” overall with a 7 ½” octagonal Damascus steel barrel. The barrel is fitted with blade fore sight and 'v' notch plate rear sight. The barrel’s smoothbore is clean. The top barrel flat is crisply signed by the maker ‘Thomas K baker 88 Fleet St London’. It’s action plate, Dolphin hammer, trigger guard with extended tang & pineapple finial & stepped steel butt plate with hinged trap have foliate engraved decoration. It has an attractive walnut full stock with polished horn fore end cap, steel belt bar and chequered panel pistol grip. The sock has German silver fittings, void German Silver escutcheon at the wrist and roundel insert at the breech. The pistol has its original captive steel ram rod. Its action works as it 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. Sn 14998
£1,295.00

Early 1800’s English Barnett Of London 17 Bore Flintlock Holster Pistol With Ram Rod. Sn 15041 - 15041
The London based Barnett family of Gunsmiths are recorded at various addresses in London from 1796 to 1908 starting with Thomas Barnett at 134 Minories who later became Thomas Barnett & Sons and later John Edward Barnett at the Minories & 37 Camomile Street, ending as JE Barnett & Sons Ltd at Brewhouse Lane, Leaman Street & Duncan Street (see page 140 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol.1).This is an excellent flintlock holster Pistol By Barnett of London. It is 13 ¾” overall with a 7" round steel barrel. The barrel’s smoothbore has just staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel has English black powder proofs. It has a plain lock plate with swan neck hammer fitted with flint. The lock plate is signed ‘Barnett’. It has a walnut full stock which has just the light knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age. It has a stepped brass butt plate butt, brass trigger guard with extended tang and ram rod mount. The pistol has its wood ramrod with brass end cap. It's action works as it 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. Sn 15041.
£975.00

1869 - 1873, American Wild West Era Brass Framed ‘Southerner’ Derringer By Brown Manufacturing Co In .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 15048 - 15048
The American, Brown Manufacturing Company began production of their 'Southerner' .41 rim fire Calibre, single shot, derringer on Feb 2nd 1869 and continued production until July 23rd 1873 when the Company ceased trading. This is a good example with brass frame & original American Rose wood grips which have just the knocks bumps and bruises consistent with age. It has a 2 ¼” octagonal steel barrel & measures 4 ½” overall. The barrel’s rifled bore has just light staining consistent with age and use. Loading is achieved by pivoting the barrel by depression of a steel button on the underside of the frame when the pistol is at half cock. The grip frame has serial number '2162' and sheathed trigger. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘5828’. The top of the barrel is crisply stamped 'Southerner' & the left side with manufacturer and patent detail 'Brown MFG. Co. Newburyport, Mass Pat April 9 1867'. The derringer's loading and firing action works perfectly. The price 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 15048
£575.00
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