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VERY SCARCE, Napoleonic Wars Era British Ketland & Co New Land Pattern (42” Barrel) Officer’s Private Purchase .75” Bore Brown Bess Flintlock Musket To ‘A.Taylor’ With Brass Fittings & Original Ram Rod. Sn 14212 - 14212
Ketland & Co were English gunsmith's based at various addresses in Birmingham & London between 1785-1819. This is an original British Officer’s private purchase Brown Bess New Land pattern flintlock musket. The New Land Pattern was introduced into British service C1802 after the signing of the Peace of Amiens to end the French Revolutionary Wars, when possibility seemed high of a return to peacetime levels of production (see page 36 plate 30 & page 37 of British Military Long Arms 1715-1815 by Bailey). Unfortunately peace did not last and the Napoleonic Wars began in 1803 culminating in the Battle Of Waterloo in 1815. This example of the New Land Pattern by Ketland & Co has the correct 42” round steel barrel with block foresight. It measures 58 ½” overall length. Its smooth bore is clean. It has its original lock plate engraved with the manufacturer’s name ‘T. Ketland & Co’. It has the correct heavy swan neck hammer fitted with flint. It has its original walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected and original steel ram rod. The stock has an inlaid brass roundel engraved ‘A+Taylor’ no doubt the name of the British officer who commissioned this piece. It also has the correct sling swivels and brass furniture . The metal work has even patina throughout and it cocks and dry fires perfectly. The price for this historic piece worthy of further research regarding the Officer’s name includes UK delivery. N.B As an antique musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14212
£3,450.00

Early 1800’s English T.H. Bolton London 54 Bore Brass Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 14146 - 14146
This is an excellent brass flintlock pocket pistol made in the early 1800’s. Its brass barrel is 3” in length. The front 2 ¼” of the barrel section screws off and the pistol measures 7" overall. The underside of the barrel has proof marks. Its action has engraved oval panels on the left and right sides. The left panel is signed by the manufacturer ‘T.H. Bolton’, the fight ‘London’. Its steel trigger guard is engraved with an oval foliate design. It has a steel hammer. The pistol's bag shaped wood grip is undamaged. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly. The pistol is worthy of further research re the maker who we have been unable to find any record of. 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 part of a collection or display. Sn 14146
£475.00

C1838 Victorian, English, Joseph Graves, Birmingham, 12 Bore, Double Barrel Muzzle Loading Percussion Shotgun With Ram Rod. A 579 - A 579
This is a Victorian 12 Bore double barrel shotgun. It has Walnut furniture with finely chequered wrist and fore stock. The underside of the fore stock has a void silver shield escutcheon. The shotgun with double 29 ¾”, 12 Bore browned steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. It measures 47” overall. The action tang and trigger guard with extended tang & acanthus bud finial have foliate engraved foliate decoration. Both side plates are engraved with hunting dog in the field retrieving game scenes and signed by the maker ‘Graves’, most likely Joseph Graves recorded in 1838 as having premises at Andover Street Birmingham (see page 229 of British Gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown). It is complete with brass capped wood ram rod. The cocking & firing actions of the weapon work perfectly as they should. The barrels smooth bores have staining and residue consistent with age. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading percussion shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 579
£575.00

MASSIVE, 19th Century North African / Moroccan/ Arabic 12 Bore Miquelet Lock Musket With Wood Stock Inlaid With Ornate Brass Pin & Ivory Decoration & Ram Rod. Sn 14160 - 14160
Miquelet lock is a modern term used by collectors and curators, largely in the English-speaking world, for a type of firing mechanism used in muskets and pistols. It is a distinctive form of snaplock, originally as a flint-against-steel ignition form, once prevalent in Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Balkans, North Africa, the Ottoman Empire and throughout Spain's colonies from the late 16th to the mid 19th centuries. The miquelet may have come to the attention of arms makers in Istanbul & North Africa via long-established trade routes from Italian city-states through the port of Ragusa (Dubrovnik) to provinces on the Balkan Peninsula. Other avenues were probably provided by booty from corsair raids and/or from the many Ottoman-Euro conflicts of the period. The muzzle loading weapons were generally handmade weapons, and consequently they widely varied in their construction. They were seen as very personal weapons, and unlike the typical military weapons of the time which were very plain and utilitarian, the weapons tended to be well crafted and were usually intricately decorated. They usually had very long barrels. The stocks were handmade and ornately decorated, featuring a distinctive curve which is not seen in the stocks of other muskets. The function of this curve is debated; it may be purely decorative, or it may have allowed the weapon to be tucked under the arm and cradled tightly against the body, as opposed to being held to the shoulder like a typical musket or rifle. This is a 19th century miquelet lock musket. It measures a massive 66” overall length. It has an octagonal steel barrel which is 18mm diameter at the muzzle opening (approx. 12 Bore). The bore has the staining and residue consistent with age. The barrel has 6 brass barrel bands. The hammer has scrollwork highlighted in gold and the right side of the weapon has a side plate with silvered Arabic script. It has a wood stock with ornate brass pin and antique ivory decoration & and typical curved butt. The musket has a steel ram rod. The wood, ivory and metal of the weapon have the wear and patina to be expected of a native North African / Arabic weapon of its age. As is common with these weapons the action does not cock and dry fire. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique miquelet musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14160
£575.00

RESERVED RESERVED Remington 1864-1868 Patent U.S Remington Scandinavian Contract 8x58R Calibre (.318 Bore) Rolling Block Sporting Rifle. Sn 14019 - 14019
Remington Rolling Block rifles and carbines were breech-loading weapons produced from the mid-1860s into the early 20th century by E. Remington and Sons (later Remington Arms Company). The action was extremely strong, and could easily withstand the increased pressure of the new smokeless powders coming into use by the late 1880s. This type of rifle was used in the Franco/Prussian War, Egyptian War 1882 and The Sudanese War 1884-85. All Scandinavian Remington rolling block rifles were made under license in Sweden and Norway. This is an excellent original U.S. Remington 1864-68 Patent Swedish contract 'Rolling Block' rifle. The breech has Swedish Crown @C’ mark above ‘JB’ & ‘GM’ marks. The stock tang is marked ‘9775’. The right side of the barrel at the breech is marked ‘4737/96’ and the wood ‘1896’. The action tang is marked with Remington’s 1864-1868 Patent detail (all illustrated). It has a 33” barrel (49” overall), an external hammer, ramp blade fore sight and 2 leaf sight. The metal is undamaged and has nice patina throughout. The woodwork is all original with no damage. It is fitted with sling swivels and steel butt plate. The loading and firing actions work as they should. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this rifle in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14019
£0.00

C1897 French Caubert Brevete Darne Patent Sliding Breech .410 Pinfire Single Damascus Barrel Shotgun. Sn 14073 - 14073
In 1897, a gunsmith from Saint Etienne, Régis Darne, patented a new basically different type of shotgun. It has a fixed barrel and a sliding breech system. Improved years after years, it was a real commercial success and Darne shotguns won many awards in gun shows and shooting competitions. This is an excellent example of a single barrel Darne patent pin fire shotgun. The shotgun measures 44” overall length with a 28” round Damascus steel barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech. The weapon has the correct Darne patent sliding breech released by a lever on the underside of the barrel. The hammer and action have engraved foliate decoration. It has a small post foresight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. The underside of the action is stamped ‘Caubert Brevete’ above number 821. The wood sock has fine chequering at the wrist and steel butt plate. The smooth bore is clean and the firing action works as it should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique pinfire shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14073
£675.00

RARE, Victorian C1860 Tranter's Patent Double Action, Double Trigger .54" Bore 5 Shot Percussion Revolver Retailed By Thomas Blissett Liverpool. A 576 - A 576
The Tranter revolver is a double & single action black powder cap & ball revolver invented around 1856 by English firearms designer William Tranter (1816 - 1890). Originally operated with a special dual-trigger mechanism (one to rotate the cylinder and cock the gun, a second to fire it) later models employed a single-trigger mechanism. The hammer on this double trigger Tranter has no spur and therefore could not be cocked with the thumb. To fire the weapon in the Single Action mode, the lower trigger is pressed, which pulls the hammer back and rotates the cylinder, at this point the gun can be fired with a light pull on the upper trigger. To fire more rapidly both triggers are pulled simultaneously, making it a double action weapon. Famous users of Tranter revolvers included Allan Pinkerton, founder of the Pinkerton Detective Agency and the Confederate General James Ewell Brown Stuart. This is an excellent example of the Tranter Patent revolver in .54 Bore. It measures 12" overall with a 6" octagonal barrel with blade foresight and notch 'v' plate rear sight. The barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling. The pistol has the correct double trigger feature and captive lever ram rod. The pistol's frame, butt & trigger guard have foliate engraved decoration and the top of the frame is signed ‘Thos Blisset South Castle Street Liverpool’. Thomas Blissett was an English Gunsmith with premises at 38 South castle Street and 11 Water Street, Liverpool between 1834 and 1870 (see page 174 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol 2). The trigger assembly and ramrod are crisply stamped 'Tranter Patent'. It's finely chequered Walnut grip is in excellent undamaged condition. The firing action works perfectly. Price for this piece of history 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. A 576.
£1,875.00

QUALITY, Victorian C1860 William Powell Birmingham .450” Bore Percussion Sporting Rifle With German Silver Mounts & Octagonal Damascus Barrel . Sn 14101 - 14101
William Powell was an English Birmingham based Gunsmith with premises at Park lane in 1860, Aston New Town in 1868 and Whittall Street C1870. He is also recorded at those premises working as Powell & Son (see page 310 of British Gunmakers Vol.2 By Brown). This is an attractive antique C1860 Percussion Sporting rifle by Powell. It has a 30” octagonal damascus steel barrel and measures 45 ¼” overall. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. The barrel has a small blade fore sight and 2 leaf rear sight. Its steel side plate, trigger guard with extended tang & acanthus bud finial and dolphin hammer are engraved with a foliate design. The side plate is signed by the maker 'W.Powell'. The all original wood stock with chequered wrist has German Silver mounts and the back of the wrist inlaid with a void German Silver escutcheon. The stock has a steel butt plate with extended tang. It has its original steel ramrod. All wood and metal have their original finish. The cocking & firing actions work perfectly. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion sporting rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14101
£975.00

C1850 Victorian British Officer's Private Purchase Percussion Rifled 13 Bore Fusil Musket Saddle Carbine. Sn 14111 - 14111
This is a very good British Officer's Private Purchase Percussion Fusil saddle carbine made C1850. It has 20” long round steel barrel and measures 35 ½” overall. The bore has just light staining consistent with age and crisp rifling. Its walnut full stock has just minor bumps and bruises and is all original with no damage. It has brass fittings including forend block, butt plate, ramrod mounts and trigger guard with extended tang. The action has a plain steel side plate and heavy military hammer. The top of the barrel is stamped with proof marks. The stock has also has a brass plate engraved ‘Bore 13’. The weapon has its original steel ramrod. It has a block and blade fore sight and 2 leaf rear sight. It has a strong cocking and firing action. There are no visible manufacturer or retailer marks on this piece. Price 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 14111
£895.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 18/9 ) MASSIVE, 19th Century North African / Arabic 22 Bore Miquelet Lock Musket With Hand Tooled Decoration. Sn 14113 - 14113
Miquelet lock is a modern term used by collectors and curators, largely in the English-speaking world, for a type of firing mechanism used in muskets and pistols. It is a distinctive form of snaplock, originally as a flint-against-steel ignition form, once prevalent in Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Balkans, North Africa, the Ottoman Empire and throughout Spain's colonies from the late 16th to the mid 19th centuries. The miquelet may have come to the attention of arms makers in Istanbul & North Africa via long-established trade routes from Italian city-states through the port of Ragusa (Dubrovnik) to provinces on the Balkan Peninsula. Other avenues were probably provided by booty from corsair raids and/or from the many Ottoman-Euro conflicts of the period. The muzzle loading weapons were generally handmade weapons, and consequently they widely varied in their construction. They were seen as very personal weapons, and unlike the typical military weapons of the time which were very plain and utilitarian, the weapons tended to be well crafted and were usually intricately decorated. They usually had very long barrels. The stocks were handmade and ornately decorated, featuring a distinctive curve which is not seen in the stocks of other muskets. The function of this curve is debated; it may be purely decorative, or it may have allowed the weapon to be tucked under the arm and cradled tightly against the body, as opposed to being held to the shoulder like a typical musket or rifle. This is a 19th century miquelet lock musket in the form found in North Africa / Algeria. It measures a massive 5’ 3” overall length. It has round steel barrel with bell mouth which is .594” muzzle diameter (approx. 22 Bore). It has hand tooled brass barrel bands. The hammer is fitted with flint and the weapon has its original steel ram rod. Its original wood stock has hand tooled decoration and typical curved butt. The wood and metal have the wear and patina to be expected of a native North African / Arabic weapon of its age. As is common with these weapons, it does not cock and dry fire although its hammer moves under spring tension and its trigger moves. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique miquelet musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14113
£0.00
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