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Late 18th Century American Revolutionary War Era W. Reed Baltimore 20 Bore Flintlock Pistol. Sn 14958 - 14958
This American Flintlock pistol made in the American Revolutionary War era is in very good condition. It measures 14 ½” overall and has a 9 ¼” round steel barrel which is 20 bore. The smooth bore is clean. The barrel has proofs / inspection marks and is signed ‘Baltimore’ ( A City in the state of Maryland USA) . It has a Swan neck hammer fitted with flint, brass trigger guard with extended tang & brass ram rod mounts. The pistol has its original ram rod with ebonised end cap and steel worm. The side plate is signed by the maker or retailer ‘W.Reed’. The dark walnut full stock is all original and has just the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The metal work has even patina throughout. 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 flintlock pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 14958
£1,475.00

SOLD SOLD (02/04) VERY RARE, 1881 Dated British Enfield Martini Henry .577x .450 Calibre 'I.C.1.' (1st Issue Pattern Cavalry Carbine MK 1). A 597 - A 597
This is an excellent, MK 1 1881 dated .577x .450, Enfield made, Martini Henry, Cavalry Carbine. It is ordnance stamped and has all original woodwork which has the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The metal has even patina throughout. It has adjustable flip up rear sight & winged blade fore sight. It has its original steel butt plate and cleaning rod. The stock is stamped with a crisp Enfield WD roundel and numerous inspection marks. The steel barrel's rifled bore is clean with well defined rifling. The action works correctly and is fully functional. It is stamped on the right side of the action, Crown VR (Victoria Regina), dated '1881'. The correct designation stamp 'I.C.1.' has worn off with age and use. The breech and barrel have inspection marks. 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. Price for this rare to find 1st issue pattern MK1 Cavalry Carbine includes UK delivery. A 597
£0.00

MINT 3 Groove Rifling, Victorian 1864 British Enfield MK II*Snider .577 Calibre Cavalry Carbine Regiment Marked ’35 399’. A 595 - A 595
This is an original British MK II* .577 Snider Patent Cavalry Carbine by Enfield. The Snider action was introduced to British service in 1866 and muzzle loading Enfield Carbines were converted to allow the use of the .577 calibre brass cartridge. They remained in use until the Martini Henry was introduced. This carbine has a 19 ¼” round steel barrel with near mint bore, clean with 3 groove rifling. It measures 37 ½” overall length. The metal work has even patina throughout. It has a brass butt plate & trigger guard. The butt plate is Regiment or unit marked ‘35’ and weapon number ‘399’ together with inspection mark (illustrated). The original woodwork is undamaged and has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The wood has a diamond ink cartouche which contains the letters ‘DC’ and has an Enfield ink roundel above number ‘1’. The side plate is dated 1864 and is marked Enfield, Crown VR (Victoria Regina), together with inspection marks. The breech and barrel have proof/ inspection marks together with ‘MK II*’ designation and ‘BSA Co’ mark. The action is strong and works as it should. It has an adjustable rear ladder sight and is without fore sight. The price for this Regiment marked carbine includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. A 595
£975.00

C1840 English Sale Shipston Brass Framed 40 Bore, Percussion Pistol With Screw Off Steel Barrel & Folding Sprung Bayonet. Sn 14932 - 14932
This is an excellent brass framed percussion pocket pistol with folding bayonet made C 1840. It's round steel screw off barrel is 3 ¼” in length (7 ¾” overall with bayonet closed, 10 ¼” overall with bayonet open). The barrel is unscrewed by placing a specially made tool into notched cut into the muzzles of the barrels (we do not have the tool but the barrel can be unscrewed manually). The smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The under side of the barrel and frame have black powder proofs. It is fitted with a 2 ¼” folding triangular section blade bayonet. The bayonet block has a sprung steel release button to allow the bayonet to fold into the closed position. When closed the tip of the bayonet fits into a notch in the front of the trigger guard. The bayonet is released and flicks open by pulling the trigger guard to the rear. Its brass frame is nicely engraved on both sides with a banners & arms motifs. On the left side the motif bears the maker’s or retailer’s name 'Sale Shipston'. The trigger guard is engraved with a foliate design. It has a steel slide safety & Dolphin hammer. The pistol's bag shaped Walnut grip is undamaged and has chequered panels on the back edge. The back edge of the grip is inlaid with a void German silver escutcheon. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly and the sprung bayonet mechanism functions perfectly. The price for this desirable pistol worthy of further research re the maker or retailer 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 14932
£975.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, Original American Wild West Era, Sharps 1859 Patent .30 Rim Fire Calibre 4 Barrelled Brass Framed Pocket Derringer. Sn 14921 - 14921
4 barrelled 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 original Sharps 1859 Patent 4 barrelled pocket derringer in .30 RF calibre. It is a fully functioning example in very good 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 '6156'. 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 & chequered grip which is undamaged. The rifled bores of the barrels have staining consistent with age and 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 14921
£845.00

Original American Wild West Era, Sharps 1859 Patent .32 Rim Fire Calibre 4 Barrelled Nickel Plated Pocket Derringer. Sn 14917 - 14917
4 barrelled 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 original Sharps 1859 Patent 4 barrelled pocket derringer in .32 RF calibre. It is a fully functioning example in very good condition. The pistol’s barrel cluster has 4 x 2 ½” steel rifled barrels and measures 4 ¾” overall. The derringer retains much of its original nickel plating. It has a brass blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The right side of the frame is stamped with partially readable 'C. Sharps’ name and crisp 1859 patent detail (illustrated). The underside of the barrel cluster is numbered '7713'. It has a revolving firing pin and loading is achieved by depression of a knurled steel button on the left side of the frame when at half cock, the barrel cluster can then be moved forward for loading of rounds. It has a shrouded trigger & dark Walnut grips which are undamaged. The bores of the barrels are clean with well defined rifling. It’s 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 14917
£975.00

C1870 American ‘Buckeye’ Nickel Plated .32 Rim Fire 5 Shot Single Action Pocket Revolver. Sn 14915 - 14915
This revolver is one of many revolvers made by a number of American manufacturers based on S&W and Colt Patents produced in the 1860’s through to the late 1870s with dynamic or quirky names to attract sales. This ‘Buckeye’ revolver retains its original nickel finish. It has a 2 ¾” round steel barrel (7” overall). The rifled bore has staining consistent with age and use. The top of the frame is crisply marked 'Buckeye'. The underside of the barrel is stamped with number ‘377’. It has a shrouded trigger, blade fore sight and undamaged attractive gutta percha hard rubber grips. The cylinder can be removed for speed loading. The single action only firing action works correctly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 14915
£345.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, Original American Wild West Era, Sharps 1859 Patent .30 Rim Fire Calibre 4 Barrelled Brass Framed Pocket Derringer. Sn 14914 - 14914
4 barrelled 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 original Sharps 1859 Patent 4 barrelled 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 '22435'. 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 & chequered grip which is undamaged. The rifled bores of the barrels have staining consistent with age and 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 14914
£895.00

SOLD SOLD (26/04) Late 1800’s American Hopkins & Allen Manufacturing Company 1871 Patent ‘Ranger 2’ .32 Rim Fire 5 Shot Single Action Pocket Revolver. Sn 14913 - 14913
Hopkins and Allen were a Norwich Connecticut based American arms manufacturing company. This ‘Ranger 2’ is one of many revolvers based on S&W and Colt Patents produced in the 1860’s through to the late 1870s with dynamic or quirky names to attract sales. This is a very good example of the ‘Ranger 2’. It retains traces of original nickel finish. It has a 2 ¾” round steel barrel (7” overall). The bore is clean with well defined rifling. The top of the frame is crisply marked 'Ranger 2' and with manufacturer detail (illustrated). The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘4479’. The barrel is stamped with 1871 patent detail (illustrated). It has a shrouded trigger, blade fore sight and attractive undamaged Walnut grips. The single action only firing action works correctly and the cylinder can be removed for speed loading. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 14913
£0.00

Late 1800’s American Hopkins & Allen Manufacturing Company ‘Continental 2’ Nickel Plated .32 Rim Fire 5 Shot Single Action Pocket Revolver & Leather Holster. Sn 14911 - 14911
Hopkins and Allen were a Norwich Connecticut based American arms manufacturing company. This ‘Continental 2’ is one of many revolvers based on S&W and Colt Patents produced in the 1860’s through to the late 1870s with dynamic or quirky names to attract sales. This is a very good example of the ‘Continental 2’. It retains much of its original nickel finish. It has a 2 ¾” round steel barrel (7” overall). The bore is clean with well defined rifling. The top of the frame is crisply marked 'Continental 2'. The grip frame butt is numbered ‘4732’. It has a shrouded trigger, blade fore sight and attractive undamaged chequered gutta percha grips. The single action only firing action works correctly and the cylinder can be removed for speed loading. The pistol is accompanied by its original period brown leather holster with full flap cover. The cover has an eyelet which fastens to a brass stud on the body of the holster. The rear of the holster has a belt loop. The stitching on the bottom left side of the belt loop is absent but could easily be replaced. The leather is clean and undamaged. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 14911
£395.00
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