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Cased, Victorian C1850's Deane Adams & Deane London Bridge, 54 Bore Five Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver With Spurless Hammer & Octagonal Barrel With Accessories Including An Adams Marked Bullet Mould. Sn 15969 - 15969
The famous English gunsmith's Deane Adams and Deane had premises at 30 King William Street, London Bridge, London in 1852. Until the arrival of Samuel Colt at the Great Exhibition of 1851 with his display of percussion revolvers, British gun makers had largely neglected this style of weapon except for pepperbox revolvers. The arrival of Colt with his American methods of promoting business caused much resentment in the British gun trade. The outcome was a surge in quality revolver design and production by British makers including Deane Adams & Deane. This is an excellent, original, cased, Deane Adams & Deane 5 shot percussion revolver. The weapon's double action only firing mechanism works as it should. It has a 6 ½” octagonal barrel (12 ½” overall). The bore has well defined rifling and just light staining consistent with age. The barrel has a blade fore sight & notched plate rear sight. The top of the frame and top barrel flat are crisply marked 'Deane Adams & Deane 30 King William Street, London Bridge' . It has foliate engraving to the frame & trigger guard. The frame is engraved ‘Adams Patent’ and ‘No. 8779.R’. The cylinder and barrel have Victorian black powder proof and is marked with matching number ‘8779.R’. It’s finely chequered walnut grip is in excellent undamaged condition. The pistol's metal work is undamaged with original finish. The pistol is contained in its original wood case with hinged lid. The top of the lid is inlaid with a void central brass roundel. The case has a brass lock (key absent). The case is lined with green felt and has compartments which contain accessories including an empty ‘Joyce & Co London’ labelled percussion cap tin, a brass and steel double bullet mould which is marked ‘54’ (bore) and with Adams patent cartouche, a copper and brass black powder flask which signed by the manufacturer Dixon (illustrated), a wood cleaning rod with ball top and threaded brass cap. The price for this cased pistol with original accessories includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15969
£2,250.00

SOLD SOLD (13/08) T MULTI GROOVE RIFLED BORE, Transitional C1840’s Victorian William Golden & John Hanson, Huddersfield Patent .600 Calibre Bolt Action Breech Loading, Needle Fire Rifle With Screw Off Octagonal Damascus Steel Barrel & Clearing Rod. A 60 - A 607
William Golden was born in 1801 in Sherborne, Dorset. He had four sons and three daughters, the sons were Charles (b.1826 who probably worked only briefly for his father before establishing his own business in Bradford), Edward (b.1835), Henry Booth (b.1838 who worked for his father), and Joseph (b.1839 who also worked for his father). William established his business as an ironmonger in 1833 at 2 & 3 Cross Church Street, Huddersfield (the shops were on opposite sides of the street). It is not known when he became a gunsmith but on 2 November 1841 together with John Hanson he patented breech-loading firearms and self-contained ammunition (patent No. 2129) including a cartridge that contained in a recess in its base a charge of fulminating powder which served to shoot out the projectile. The discharge was effected by a needle striking against the base of the projectile, and was intended for use in a breech loading arm. We have no further information regarding John Hanson. In 1851 William was an exhibitor at the Great Exhibition. It is not known which of his Firearms were exhibited but it would not be surprising to learn that a transitional firearm similar or the same as our example had been exhibited. In the 1871 census at the age of 70 William Golden gave his occupation as gunsmith and ironmonger. William died in 1873 and the family business ran by his sons continued trading until 1914. We have never encountered a firearm patented by Golden & Hanson nor a transitional breech loading needle fire rifle in the same form as ours. This Golden & Hanson Patent rifle is in excellent condition. The rifle has a 25 ½” screw off octagonal Damascus steel barrel and is 47 ¼” overall length. It has a superb, clean bore with crisp, deep cut, multi groove rifling. The barrel has English black powder proofs. It has a large trigger guard, blade fore sight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. The action has tooled foliate decoration. The top of the breech is signed ‘Golden & Hanson, Huddersfield Patent’. The underside of the breech is numbered ‘23’. Its original Walnut shoulder stock with chequered panel wrist has a steel butt plate with foliate engraved extended tang. The breech is a transitional early bolt action needle fire form and no doubt would have fired Golden & Hansons patent needle fire cartridge (we have not found an example of this cartridge) . Its loading and firing actions work as they should. The rifle has its original ebony rod with brass end caps. 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. A 607
£0.00

SCARCE, MATCHING NUMBERS, American Remington- Elliott’s 1860 & 1861 Patent 4 Barreled Break Action .41 Rim Fire Calibre Derringer With Ring Trigger. Sn 15964:18 - 15964:18
A scarce Remington-Elliot 4 barreled ring trigger Derringer in obsolete .32 rimfire calibre. William Elliot, an employee of Remington, invented the Remington –Elliott 4 barreled 1860 patent derringer. It has a steel frame with 4 barrel cluster. The metal work has even patina. A small sliding lever on the underside of the frame releases the barrel cluster which breaks open for loading. To fire each barrel the ring trigger moves forward to cock the weapon and is pulled back to fire the first round. The system is repeated to fire each chamber which is achieved by means of a rotating firing pin within the action. The loading and firing mechanisms work perfectly. The barrel cluster is 3 ¼” long and the derringer measures 5” overall length. The barrels are .41 RF calibre and the bores have just staining and residue consistent with age and well defined rifling. The derringer has a small blade fore sight and the rear sights consist of notches in the frame of the derringer. The barrel cluster is faintly engraved to one side "Manufactured by E. Remington & Sons. Ilion N.Y", the other side faintly marked " Elliot's Patents May 29 1860.- Oct 1 1861". The inside of the frame and barrel cluster have matching numbers ‘1367’. The inside of the frame also has a Remington factory inspector’s mark ‘H’. The grips are undamaged American Rosewood. NB As an obsolete calibre rim fire derringer no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display, the price includes UK delivery. Sn 15964:18
£1,175.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, Original American Wild West Era, Sharps 1859 Patent .30 Rim Fire Calibre 4 Barreled Brass Framed Pocket Derringer. Sn 15964:17 - 15964:17
4 barreled derringer pistols pistols were made by the C. Sharps Company beginning with their 1859 Patent. Production of the Sharps, 4 shot pistols ended in 1874. This is an excellent original Sharps 1859 Patent 4 barreled pocket derringer in .30 RF calibre. It is a fully functioning example in excellent condition. The pistol’s barrel cluster has 4 x 3" steel rifled barrels and measures 5 ¾” overall. The frame is brass. It has a brass bead fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The left side of the frame is stamped 'C. Sharps Patent 1859'. The right side ‘C. Sharps & Co Philada. PA’ (all illustrated). The underside of the barrel cluster is numbered '15100'. The butt of the grip frame is stamped with matching number. It has a revolving firing pin and loading is achieved by depression of a steel button at the underside of the frame, the barrel cluster can then be moved forward for loading of rounds. It has a shrouded trigger & original walnut grip which is undamaged. The rifled bores of the barrels have staining consistent with age and use. Its loading cocking and firing actions work as they should. The price 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 15964:17
£875.00

Cased, C1880, American Factory Nickel Plated Brass Framed Colt .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Single Shot Derringer. Sn 15964:15 - 15964:15
This is a very good, original, Colt .41 RF single shot derringer, a favourite of American Wild West gamblers for self defence. It has a factory nickel plated brass frame and steel swing out rifled barrel together with undamaged rose wood grips. The pistol retains much of its original nickel finish. There is no visible serial number on the exterior of this pistol. It has a 2 ½” steel barrel & measures 5" overall. It has a sheathed trigger & the top of the barrel is crisply marked 'Colt'. The frame is stamped with calibre detail ‘.41Cal’. The derringer's swivel barrel, loading and firing action works as it should. The barrel’s rifled bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The pistol is contained in its period fitted wood case. The top of the hinged lid has an inlaid void brass plate. The case is lined with green felt and has compartments which snugly fit the weapon with additional empty compartments for accessories. The case has its original lock (key absent). The price for this Wild West era derringer 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 15964:15
£645.00

C1840 English Form .400 Calibre Percussion Traveling Pistol With Octagonal Barrel, Butt Trap & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 15964:9 - 15964:9
This is a good quality percussion traveling pistol made C1840. The pistol is 8” overall with a 4 ¼” octagonal barrel. The barrel’s smoothbore has residue and staining consistent with age and use. The top of the barrel has a very faint indistinct makers mark which is unreadable. It has a dolphin hammer, flat German silver fore sight and grooved plate rear sight. The action, hammer and trigger guard have tooled foliate engraved decoration. The bag shaped walnut grip has a void silver escutcheon & finely chequered panels. The butt has a German silver cap with trap which has a hinged lid. The pistol has its original captive steel ram rod. The pistol is fully functioning with a firm action. 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 15964:9
£395.00

C1820 Continental Form .700 Calibre Light Dragoon Percussion (Flintlock Conversion) Pistol With Brass Fittings & Ram Rod. Sn 15964:8 - 15964:8
This is a very good original continental Light Dragoon percussion pistol converted from flintlock . It is 15 ½” overall length, with a foliate engraved action plate. The plate has no manufacturer or date marks. It has brass furniture rounded butt cap, trigger guard with extended tang, side plate and ram rod flute. It has a wood ram rod with brass end cap and walnut full stock. The smooth bore of the 9” steel barrel has staining & residue consistent with age and use. The barrel has proof marks (illustrated). The pistol’s cocking and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. N.B. 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 15964:8
£595.00

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA, Remington 1858 Army 6 Shot, .44 Calibre Single Action Revolver With Bone Grips. Sn 15964:3 - 15964:3
The Remington 1858 Army Model Revolvers were used during the American Civil War and the design was the beginning of a successful line of medium and large frame percussion revolvers. Due to limited availability of Colt 1860 Army Revolvers at the time, large numbers of the Remington revolver were ordered by the U.S. Government. It was favoured for its durability and ability to quickly reload by switching to another pre-loaded cylinder. It saw use in the American West, both in its original percussion configuration and as a metallic cartridge conversion. This is an excellent original Civil War Era, Model 1858 Army Model, Large frame, .44 calibre, cap and ball revolver. The pistol has an 8" octagonal barrel and measures 14" overall. The pistol is serial number '154539' which is stamped on the underside of the barrel. The top barrel flat is marked with faint Remington 1858 patent detail (illustrated). It has a brass trigger guard, blade fore sight, grooved frame rear sight, steel frame & captive lever ramrod. It has period bone grips. The bottom of one grip has contemporary hand inscribed initials ‘AJS’ most likely the name of the original owner of this pistol. The cylinder can be removed for quick change of reloaded cylinder and it cocks and dry fires perfectly. As an antique cap and ball percussion 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 15964:3
£1,575.00

American Civil War, 1863, Colt Model 1860 Army .44 Calibre Percussion Revolver. Sn 15964:2 - 15964:2
The Colt Model 1860 Army was a muzzle-loading cap & ball .44-calibre revolver used during the American Civil War. It was used as a side arm by Cavalry, Infantry, Artillery troops, and Naval forces. This Colt Model 1860 Army revolver is in nice original condition with even patina throughout. The pistol has an 8 " round steel barrel and measures 14" overall. The weapon has the correct blade foresight and 'notched hammer' rear sight. The heel of the steel butt strap is also correctly notched for addition of a detachable shoulder stock and it has a captive 'lever' ramrod. The barrel is crisply stamped with manufacturer detail 'Address Col. Saml Colt New York U.S. America'. The left side of the frame is stamped 'Colt's Patent’. The pistol has matching serial numbers '138465’ on the frame, brass trigger guard frame and butt. The serial number dates the pistol’s production to 1863. It has its original American Walnut grip. The pistol's single action firing action works perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15964:2
£1,695.00

1838 2nd Scinde Irregular Horse Enfield .700 Calibre Percussion Cavalry Carbine, .14th Prince of Wales's Own. rare Unit. Sn 15941 - 15941
The Scinde Irregular Horse was raised at Hyderabad on 8 August 1838. It was named after the province of Sind now in Pakistan, where it was raised to protect the trade route from the Bolan Pass to Sukkur on the Indus River and fight against the marauding Baluchi warriors. It later expanded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Scinde Horse. These three regiments were absorbed into the regular forces after the Mutiny of 1857 and became the 35th Scinde Horse and the 36th Jacob's Horse. They saw active service in Northern and Central India, Persia, Afghanistan on the North West Frontier and, during World War I, where they served in France and Palestine. The two regiments were amalgamated in 1922, as the present 14th Prince of Wales's Own Scinde Horse which served in World War II. This is an original Enfield Pattern private purchase cavalry carbine marked to the 2nd Scinde Irregular Horse. Its original wood full stock is undamaged and metal work has even patina. It has a heavy military percussion hammer and the action plate is marked ‘2nd Scinde Irregular Horse’. Its 21" barrel (37” overall) has a smooth bore which has just light staining consistent with age. The top of the barrel is stamped with Victorian proof/inspection marks and with an indistinct ‘London’ maker or retailer mark. It has a fixed rear sight and blade fore sight. It has an under barrel captive swivel steel ramrod. The carbine also has brass fore end block, trigger guard & butt plate. It is complete with sling swivels. It cocks & dry fires perfectly. 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 15941
£1,275.00
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