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Victorian 1860 British Enfield MK II*Snider .577 Calibre Cavalry Carbine Regiment Marked ’20 263’ To 20th Hussars . Sn 13312 - 13312
The 20th Hussars was a Cavalry Regiment of the British Army. The Regiment was originally raised in Bengal by the East India Company as the 2nd Bengal European Light Cavalry in 1858, for service in the response to the Indian Rebellion. It was renamed the 2nd Bengal European Cavalry in 1859 and in 1862, while based in Mathura, it was transferred to the British Army and renamed the 20th Regiment of Hussars. It became the 20th Hussars in 1877. The regiment remained on the North West Frontier and participated in the Ambela Campaign in autumn 1863 and the Hazara Expedition in October 1868 before moving to England in 1872. The Regiment then served in Ireland, The Sudan and WW1. After service in Ww1 it was amalgamated with the 14th King's Hussars to form became the 14th/20th King's Hussars in 1922. This is an original British .577 Snider Patent Cavalry Carbine by Enfield to the 20th Hussars. 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 ½” round steel barrel with clean bore and 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 marked ‘20’ to the 20th Hussars and weapon number ‘263’ 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 1860 and is marked Enfield, Crown VR (Victoria Regina), together with inspection mark. The breech and barrel have proof/ inspection marks together with ‘MK II*’ designation. The action is strong and works as it should. It has its original fixed foresight and adjustable rear ladder sight. 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. Sn 13312
£695.00

Victorian British Army In India .650 Bore Percussion Musket With Fitting For Brunswick Bayonet. A 603 - A 603
This is an original India Arsenal Musket made in the late Victorian era for the British Army In India most likely issued to native Indian troops. The side plate is unmarked. It has all original wood stock which has the knocks bumps and bruises consistent with age and service use. It has a brass fore end block and trigger guard with extended tang. It also has a brass butt plate with extended tang and brass stock fittings . The butt plate tang has what appears to be Indian Arsenal marks. The weapon has its original ramrod, fixed rear sight, block fore sight and sling swivels. The barrel's bore has staining consistent with age and use. Total length is 51" with a 35 ¼” barrel. The firing action works perfectly. This is an antique percussion rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. A 603
£695.00

VERY RARE, One Of 16,000 British Crimean War Era 1856 Windsor USA Contract Pattern 1853 Enfield .577” Calibre 2 Band Percussion Rifled Musket With 1858 Dated Regiment Marked Butt Plate '4.L' To The 4th Lancers. Sn 13313 - 13313
This is an excellent original example of the British 1853 Pattern rifled musket manufactured under contract to British War Department by Robbins and Lawrence, Windsor, Vermont, USA in 1856. During the Crimean War (1854-1856) there was a shortfall of Enfield rifle muskets. Insufficient numbers were being produced in the United Kingdom and, despite a contract for their manufacture being placed in Belgium, further assistance from both the United States and France was sought. An American contract was swiftly set up in February 1855 for 25,000 US rifle muskets, altered to the Enfield bore, to be made by Robbins and Lawrence of Windsor, Vermont. The American produced Enfields were stamped 'WINDSOR' on the lock. Although the contract was for 25,000 weapons, due to financial difficulties only 16,000 were produced in America for the British Army and marked ‘Windsor’. This is a very rare, original example of the Crimean War American contract 1853 Pattern 2-band Percussion Rifled Musket. The side plate is correctly stamped ‘Windsor’ and has the Queens crown (Victoria) together with ‘1856’ date. It has an excellent all original walnut stock, brass butt plate, brass trigger guard with extended tang, steel fore end block and original steel ram rod. It is without bayonet lug. The butt plate tang is crisply Regiment marked '4 L' (4th Lancers) together with 434 (weapon number) & date ‘1. 58’ (Jan 1858) indicating issue to the lancers post Crimean War. The musket has a block and blade fore sight, sling swivels and ladder rear sight. The barrel has a clean bore with 3 groove rifling. Total length is 46" with a 30" barrel. The firing action works perfectly. The price for this very rare Crimean War era British Army Musket, one of only 16,000 made includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion rifle, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13313
£1,200.00

1906 Winchester Model 1894 .32-40 Obsolete Calibre Lever Action Rifle With Tube Magazine . Sn 13317 - 13317
This is an excellent increasingly hard to find Winchester Model 1894 lever action Rifle in obsolete calibre .32-40. It has excellent undamaged woodwork, original finish on the metalwork and strips, cocks and dry fires as it should. It's 25 ¼” barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling and is nicely stamped on top of the barrel with '32-40' (calibre) and the stock strap 'Model 94' (1894) with Winchester name & Trade mark detail (illustrated). It has a tube magazine and is side gate loading. The underside of the frame is stamped with number '367562' which dates it to 1906. It has a steel butt plate, blade foresight & adjustable rear sight. Price for this excellent lever action Winchester includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13317
£2,200.00

BEST QUALITY, 1794-1820 George III British Enfield Tower .67” Bore Light Dragoon Flintlock Pistol Marked ‘S.W.Y.Y.C’ To The Sheffield West Yorkshire Yeomanry Cavalry With Brass Fittings & Captive Ram Rod. A 601 - A 601
The Sheffield West Yorkshire Yeomanry Cavalry was formed in 1794 during the French Revolutionary Wars. In 1844 it changed its name to the First West Yorkshire Yeomanry Cavalry. Finally in 1897, after the Sheffield squadron had the honour of escorting Her Majesty, Queen Victoria, at Sheffield and being represented at the Royal celebration of that year, the Regiment became known as the Queens Own Yorkshire Dragoons. It was converted to an armoured role during the Second World War. In 1956 it merged with the Yorkshire Hussars and the East Riding of Yorkshire Yeomanry to form the Queen's Own Yorkshire Yeomanry. Its lineage is continued today by the Queen's Own Yeomanry.This is a best quality, original Tower Lock Yeomanry Light Dragoon Flintlock Pistol made during the reign of King George III [1760 - 1820] after the formation of the S.W.Y.Y.C. in 1794. 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 III Rex). It has brass furniture including brass fore end cap, stepped butt cap and trigger guard with extended tang. The trigger guard is marked ‘ ‘S.W.Y.Y.C’ to the South West Yorkshire Yeomanry Cavalry. It has its original captive steel ram rod and lovely walnut stock which has a contemporarily professionally applied inlaid brass band to strengthen the stock for cavalry use. The stock is impressed with letter ‘G’ above number ‘46’. The smooth bore of the 9” round steel barrel is excellent, clean with no pitting. The barrel has black powder proof marks. The lock’s cocking and firing actions work as they should. The hammer is fitted with flint. The price for this superb Yeomanry Cavalry marked pistol 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 601
£1,400.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, WW1 Era Austrian Kropatschek-Steyr Model 1886 Portuguese Contract Tube Magazine Bolt Action 8x60 Guedes Calibre Rifle. Sn 13113 - 13113
Alfred Ritter von Kropatschek (March 30, 1838 - 1911) was a General in the Austrian Army and a weapons designer of the late 19th century, who was responsible for several rifle and revolver designs in affiliation with the Steyr Company; these weapons were used by the armed forces of the Austrian Empire and several other nations during WW1. His rifles feature a tubular magazine under the barrel similar to a Winchester rifle. This is an excellent example of a Portuguese contract Kropatschek Steyr Model 1886 rifle in 8x60 Guedes calibre, made by O.E.W.F.G. Steyr. It measures 52" overall with a 32 ¼” barrel. It has an internal, 8 shot tubular magazine and its loading and firing mechanisms work correctly. It has a clean bore with crisp rifling. It has all original woodwork stamped with ink roundels on both sides, one contains ‘OEWFG Steyr 1886’ the other 'Royal Cypher Luiz I' (King of Portugal 11 November 1861- 19 October 1889). The breech is stamped with ‘Crown L.1’ (Luiz I). The breech is also stamped 'OE WFG Steyr 1886’ & ‘M1886’. The weapon has matching numbers ‘S627’ on the stock, breech and barrel. The weapon has a block and blade fore sight, graduated ladder rear sight, bayonet stud, sling swivels and steel butt plate. This is an obsolete calibre weapon and no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13113
£675.00

QUALITY, Cased British Victorian Tranter’s Patent Large Frame .54" Bore Five Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver Retailed By Robt. S. Garden London With Best Quality Foliate Engraved Decoration & Accessories. Sn 13308 - 13308
This is an excellent, original, Cased, Tranter’s Patent .54" Bore 5 shot percussion revolver with spurless hammer. The weapon's lever loading arm & double action firing mechanism work as they should. The loading arm is stamped ‘Tranters Patent’. It has a 6 ¼” octagonal barrel (12 ½” overall. It has a large closed military frame. The top of the frame is crisply marked by the Retailer ‘Robt. S. Garden 200 Piccadilly London’. The frame is crisply marked ‘No. 5926. T’. Its dark coloured finely chequered grip is in great undamaged condition. The pistol's metal work is undamaged has best quality crisp foliate engraved decoration. The pistol is contained in its original mahogany 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) and brass hook fasteners. The case is lined with rich green felt and has compartments which contain accessories including a small steel oil bottle with screw top lid and integral applicator stamped ‘G&JW Hawksley’, ebony handled tools, cleaning rod, an empty percussion cap tin with Fred Joyce London label, a copper and brass powder flask stamped ‘Bartram & Co’, a tin of W.Tranter’s Patent lubricating composition with label that has directions for use, a W.Tranter’s Patent lubricating bullets tin which contains a small quantity of moulded lead bullets and a hinged brass and steel bullet mould numbered ‘54’ (calibre). Price for this superb cased percussion pistol with 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 13308
£3,200.00

VERY RARE, 1856 Dated British 1853 Pattern Enfield Tower .577 Calibre 2 Band Percussion Artillery Carbine With Mint 3 Groove Rifling. Sn 13239 - 13239
This pattern of Artillery Carbine were used by the British Military between 1853 into the 1870's. This is a very rare, original example of the British 1853 Pattern 2-band Percussion Rifle. The side plate is stamped With Queens Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and by the manufacturer 'Tower'. It is also dated '1856'. It has an excellent all original walnut stock impressed with 'WD' and arrow mark, brass butt plate, brass fore end block, bayonet bar and brass trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle has its original steel ramrod, block and blade fore sight, sling swivels and its original graduated 2 leaf rear sight. The barrel has a pristine bore with crisp 3 groove rifling and is stamped with Victorian proof marks. Total length is 40 ½” with a 23 ½” barrel. The firing action works perfectly. This is an antique percussion rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13239
£1,575.00

**SOLD LAYAWAY**130617**LAYAWAY**C 1830 English William Davis London (Later Webley & Scott) .450” Bore, Brass Frame Percussion Pistol With Octagonal Barrel & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 13187 - 13187
William Davis was an English Gunsmith with premises at Lambeth Street and Whitechapel Road between 1790 & 1850. C1838 Davis’ Daughter married the Birmingham based Gunsmith Philip Webley and the Davis business amalgamated with Webley operating from 84 Weaman Street, Birmingham. The Company was later joined by Webley’s Brothers, W & C Scott & Son and Richard Ellis & Son to become the famous Webley & Scott Revolver & Arms Co Ltd in 1897 (see pages 153 & 211 of British Gunmakers Volume 1 by Brown). This is an excellent percussion pistol by Davis London . It is 9” overall with a 4 ¼” octagonal steel barrel. The top of the barrel is marked ‘Davis London’. The barrel also has proof marks. The underside of the barrel has its original captive steel ram rod. The brass frame and butt cap are engraved with foliate panels. It has a steel Dolphin hammer and steel trigger guard with foliate decoration. Its attractive walnut grip has fine chequering and is inlaid with a void silver escutcheon. The pistol cocks and dry fires as it should with a strong spring action. 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 private collection or display. Sn 13187
£0.00

C1820 John & William Calvert, Leeds, Yorkshire .401” Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 13182 - 13182
John & William Calvert were English Gun makers with various premises in Leeds between 1797 & 1865 including 73 Briggate, Lowerhead Row & Commercial Street (see British Gunmakers Volume 2 by Brown). This is a very good Flintlock pocket pistol by Calverts. It measures 7” overall with a 2 ¼” screw off barrel The barrel measures .401” diameter at the muzzle. The frame is marked ‘Calverts’ within banners & arms on the left side and the right ‘Leeds’ within banners & arms. The underside of the frame has proof marks. It has a steel hammer fitted with flint and a ‘star’ engraved steel trigger guard. The pistol’s bag shaped wood grip is undamaged with just the bumps and bruises consistent with age. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly. 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 13182
£575.00
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