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Victorian 1866 Queen’s College Oxford University, Flobert .25 Rimfire Calibre Bulleted Breech Cap Single Shot Break Action Gallery/ Saloon Competition Athletic Sports GW Well Oxford To GH Mills. Sn 13394 - 13394
In 1847, The French inventor Louis Nicolas Auguste Flobert, developed his Bulleted Breech Cap rim fire cartridge. It was patented on 23 July 1849 together with his single barrel break action pistol mechanisms. The small calibre pistols were popular in the Victorian Era when they were used for recreational target shooting not only outdoors in Gardens but also within Parlours, Galleries and Saloons of Victorian houses. This is an excellent original .25 rim fire calibre Flobert single shot break action saloon pistol awarded by Queen’s College as an athletic sports award in 1866. It has a 6 ¼” octagonal smooth bore barrel and measures 11 ¾” overall. The metal work has even patina throughout. It has nice foliate engraving to the frame and trigger guard. The underside of the barrel has small faint inspection marks. The top of the barrel is engraved by the manufacturer or retailer ‘G.W. Well 19 High Street, Oxford’. It's original walnut grip with chequered panels is undamaged. The back of the grip is inlaid with a silver plate beautifully engraved ‘ Queens College Athletic Sports 1866’ and with the name of the winner of the pistol which appears to be ‘G.H. Mills’. It has a post fore sight and fixed 'v' plate rear sight. The pistol's lever break action works correctly. The return spring of the pistol is faulty but could be repaired. In its present condition the pistol can still be cocked and fired by means of the trigger being pushed forward while the hammer is drawn back for cocking. The price for this nice award piece presented as an award by a prestigious University includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13394
£595.00

Victorian British War Dept Board Of Ordnance Marked .577" Bore Yeomanry Officer's Percussion Holster Pistol With Captive Steel Ram Rod & Brass Fittings . Sn 13367 - 13367
This is a very good Yeomanry Officer’s Holster Pistol. It is 12" overall with a steel 6" round steel barrel. The barrel is .577 smooth bore. The bore has some staining consistent with age but no rust. The outside of the barrel has even light pepper pitting which does not detract from the attractiveness of the piece. It has a flat stepped lock with heavy Dolphin hammer. The side plate is crisply marked with Queen’s Crown & VR Royal Cypher (Victoria Regina). It has a walnut full stock with brass fittings. It has its original captive steel ram rod & Military lanyard ring. The stock is impressed with WD Board of Ordnance ‘BO’ with arrow mark and other inspection marks. The wood is also impressed ‘Yeomans’ and with what appears to be ‘1.P’. Its action works as it should. The metal and wood of the pistol have no damage. 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 13367
£875.00

WW1 Era Austrian Kropatschek-Steyr Model 1886 Portuguese Contract Tube Magazine Bolt Action 8x60 Guedes Calibre Rifle & Sling. Sn 13363 - 13363
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 a very good 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 whch has just the knocks, bumps and bruises consistent with age. The breech is stamped with ‘Crown L.1’ (Louis I, King of Portugal 11 November 1861- 19 October 1889). The breech is also stamped 'OE WFG Steyr 1886’ & ‘M1886’. The weapon has matching numbers ‘SS 488’ on the breech and barrel. There is no visible number on the wood and the bolt is numbered ‘K141’. The weapon has a block and blade fore sight, graduated ladder rear sight, bayonet stud, sling swivels, cleaning rod and steel butt plate. The weapon is fitted with an original leather sling. 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 13363
£645.00

Victorian British Hollis & Sons Gun Makers To Her Majesty’s War Department British Cavalry Officer’s Private Purchase .600” Calibre, Percussion Cavalry Carbine With Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 13329 - 13329
Isaac Hollis and Sons were London based Victorian gun makers recorded as operating in 1861. Throughout the years, Hollis manufactured quality sporting firearms and rifles for the British Government. About 1915, Hollis merged to form the company of Hollis, Bentley and Playfair. They remained in business until 1935. This is a percussion Cavalry Carbine by Isaac Hollis & Sons, no doubt a Cavalry Officer’s private purchase weapon. It is in excellent condition. It has all original walnut stock and original finish to the metal work. It has a heavy military percussion hammer and the lock plate is crisply ‘I. Hollis & Sons’ together with trademark roundel with wording ‘Makers To Her Majesty’s War Department’. Its 21" barrel (37” overall) has a clean .600” calibre bore with crisp 3 groove rifling. The top of the barrel is stamped with inspection marks. It has a graduated ‘100,200, 300 yards’, block & 2 leaf rear sight and block & blade fore sight. It has an under barrel captive steel ramrod. The carbine also has brass fore end block, trigger guard & butt plate. It is complete with original steel saddle bar & ring. The stock is marked ‘I. Hollis & Sons Gunmakers’ (illustrated). It cocks & dry fires perfectly. 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 13329
£1,400.00

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

SOLD SOLD 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
£0.00

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

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY) 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
£0.00
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