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Victorian British Hollis & Sons Gun Makers To Her Majesty’s War Department Snider .577 Calibre Cavalry Carbine . Sn 15566 - 15566
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. 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 is an original British .577 Snider Patent Carbine by Hollis & Sons. This Snider carbine has a 19 ¼” round steel barrel with clean bore and crisp rifling. The metal work has even patina throughout. It has a brass butt plate, fore end block & trigger guard. The wood is all original and has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The left side of the shoulder stock has a curved recess which would most likely have been inlaid with a scroll type banner presentation plate which is now absent. The action plate is signed by the maker ‘I. Hollis & Sons’ together with trademark roundel with wording ‘Makers To Her Majesty’s War Department’. The breech and barrel have proof/ WD inspection marks together with Snider patent mark (all illustrated). The breech cover is correctly without the later locking catch. The action is strong and works as it should. It has a fixed foresight and adjustable rear ladder sight. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15566
£975.00

C1845 British East India Company (EIC) .650 Carbine Calibre Percussion Dragoon Pistol With Brass Fittings & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 15565 - 15565
This is an original EIC marked percussion Dragoon Pistol. It measures 15 ½” overall and has an 9" un-sighted round steel barrel which is .650 Carbine Calibre. The smooth bore is clean. The barrel has small proof / inspection marks (illustrated). It has a heavy military Dolphin hammer, brass trigger guard with extended tang, brass fore end block and butt cap with fixed steel lanyard ring. The pistol has its original captive steel ramrod. The action plate is marked with the rampant Lion EIC mark (illustrated). The original dark walnut full stock is undamaged. The metal work has even patina throughout. Its action works as it should. 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 15565
£1,150.00

Early 1800’s Large Sykes Patent Ornately Embossed Copper Black Powder Flask With Graduated, Sprung Brass Nozzle & 2 Hanging Rings. Sn 15175 - 15175
This is an original Syke's Patent, long gun size, black powder flask. It is pear shaped with a beautifully heavily embossed body with 2 copper suspension rings. The innovative Syke's Patent brass top has measurement adjustment and spring lever which is fully functioning with a strong action, for different loads. The top is crisply stamped 'Sykes Patent'. The flask is 9” length and 3 ½” diameter at its widest. There are no signs of damage or repair. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 15175
£295.00

ORIGINAL AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA, Remington 1861 Patent 1858 Army Model 6 Shot, .44 Calibre Single Action Revolver. Sn 15541 - 15541
Remington 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, 1861 Patent Army Model, Large frame, .44 calibre, cap and ball revolver. The pistol has an 8" octagonal barrel and measures 14" overall. The barrel's bore is clean with crisp rifling. The underside of the barrel is stamped with serial number which appears to be '20243' with an inspection mark prefix (illustrated). The top barrel flat is marked ‘Patented Dec 17 1861 E. Remington’s Ilion NYork’. The frame and barrel have small letter ‘B’ factory inspector’s marks. It has a brass trigger guard, blade fore sight, grooved frame rear sight, steel frame & captive lever ramrod. Its Walnut grips have just knocks bumps and bruises to be expected. The cylinder can be removed for quick change of a pre-loaded cylinder and it loads, cocks and dry fires perfectly. As an antique cap and ball revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15541
£1,895.00

MINT BORES, Early 19th Century English, Smith 16 Bore, Double Barrel Muzzle Loading Flintlock Shotgun With Damascus Barrels & Ram Rod. Sn 15602 - 15602
This is an early 19th century 16 Bore double barrel shotgun. It has Walnut furniture with finely chequered wrist and figured cheek piece. The top of the wrist is inlaid with silver escutcheon inscribed with stylised monogram and rampant Lion on Crown heraldic motif. The fore stock has a white metal pineapple finial ram rod pipe. The shotgun has double 30”, 16 Bore Damascus steel barrels with flat barrel rib & bead fore sight, double Swan neck hammers fitted with flints & double triggers. It measures 46” overall. The colour case hardened action, tang and blued trigger guard with extended tang & acanthus bud finial and blued butt plate have foliate engraved decoration. Both lock plates are signed by the maker ‘Smith’ (there were many British Gunmakers named Smith working in both London & the provinces in the early 19th C). It is complete with brass capped wood ram rod which has a steel worm. The cocking & firing actions of the weapon work perfectly as they should. The barrels smooth bores are clean and near mint. The price for this quality flintlock 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. Sn 15602
£2,450.00

ORIGINAL 1864 AMERICAN CIVIL WAR, Remington 1858 Army New Model 6 Shot, .44 Calibre Single Action Revolver With 4 Notches Contemporarily Cut Into Grip. Sn 15561 - 15561
The Remington 1858 Army New 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, Model 1858 Army New Model, Large frame, .44 calibre, cap and ball revolver. The pistol has an 8" octagonal barrel and measures 14" overall. The underside of the barrel is stamped with serial number which appears to be '87988'. The number dates its manufacture to 1864. The top barrel flat is marked ‘Patented Sept 14 1958 E. Remington & Son Ilion New York USA New Model’. It has a brass trigger guard, blade fore sight, grooved frame rear sight, steel frame & captive lever ramrod. Its Walnut grips have just knocks bumps and bruises to be expected. Interestingly the left grip has 4 contemporary grooves cut into the butt. It was common practise for owners in the period to carve grooves into the stocks of their weapons when used in combat to record ‘kills’. The cylinder can be removed for quick change of a pre-loaded cylinder and it loads, cocks and dry fires perfectly. As an antique cap and ball revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15561
£1,750.00

Early 19th Century Ottoman Empire Palaskas Brass Cartridge Box The Hinged Lid & Attachment For Belt. Sn 15538 - 15538
An original early 19th Century Ottoman Palaskas Brass Cartridge Box. The box has ornate decoration, stepped hinged lid with decorative finial and riveted brass attachment to the rear for belt carry. The box measures 4 ¼” x 4 “ x 1 ¼” with lid closed. The box has just minor dents and staining consistent with age and use. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15538
£275.00

Late 1700’s / Early 1800’s British P. Frith Patent Hunter’s Brass Leather Bandolier Mounted Shot Carrier For Shotgunners . Sn 15537 - 15537
This is a good British Frith Patent Brass Leather Bandolier Mounted Shot Carrier For Flintlock / Percussion Shotgunners made sometime in the late 1700’s / early 1800s. The brass shot carrier is 4 ¾” overall length. It has a removable cylindrical shot shovel released by depression of a flat steel catch on its cap. The body of the shot carrier is marked ‘P.Frith Patent’. The carrier has its original purpose made leather bandolier with 2 ¼” wide padded leather shoulder strap which is 50” overall length. The bandolier has its original buckles and plaited string cord which secures the shovel cap to the belt to avoid loss in the field. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15537
£245.00

1804 - 1820 English, Thomas Broomhead London Brass Frame 50 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Steel Screw Off Barrel. Sn 15551 - 15551
Thomas Broomhead was an English Gunsmith recorded as working in Birmingham at Whitall street 1804-1811 and new John Street 1820 (see page 180 of British gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown). He is known to have made firearms marked ‘London’ (see Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850). This is an excellent, brass framed flintlock pistol by Broomhead London. It measures 7 ½” overall with a 2 ¾” screw off steel barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining consistent with age and use. The barrel is removed by means of a tool which slides over the barrel and engages with a lug on the underside of the barrel and allows the barrel to be unscrewed (tool not available). The brass action is signed ‘Broomhead’ on the left side and the right ‘London’. The underside of the action has crisp proof marks. It has a steel swan neck hammer, sliding safety bolt and steel trigger guard. The pistol’s bag shaped wood grip is undamaged. 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 15551
£495.00

VERY RARE, American Civil War Era U.S Army 1851 / 1859 Maynard's Patent Model 1863 2nd Type .50" Calibre Single Shot Break Action Cavalry Carbine With Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 15176 - 15176
The Maynard Patent Carbines used during the Civil War were designed by Dr. Edward Maynard, a dentist, who was best known for his invention of a mechanical priming system used in several different rifles and carbines, one of the first being the U.S. Model 1855 rifle. Many older rifles were also modified to use this system. The Maynard Patent Carbines were made by the Massachusetts Arms Company. The first model was made with the Maynard priming system and were sold to the U.S. Army and Navy in .50 calibre, and were also used by the Internal Revenue Service. The second model, also known as the Model 1863, omitted the Maynard priming system to increase production rates, and were sold primarily to the U.S. Army in .50 calibre. About 20,202 were made, and were used by the 9th and 11th Indiana and the 11th Tennessee Cavalry Regiments, in addition to others. This is a 2nd Model carbine in excellent condition. The left side of the receiver is marked “EDWARD MAYNARD / PATENTEE / MAY 27. 1851. / DEC. 6. 1859.”. The right side of the receiver is marked “MANUFACTURED B Y / MASS. ARMS CO. / CHICOPEE FALLS.” The trigger guard tang is numbered “1067”. The weapon has the correct steel under lever which also forms the trigger guard. The weapon's steel fittings include butt plate, saddle bar, ring, fixed foresight and flip up 2 leaf rear sight. It's original wood stock is undamaged and has a Federal Army inspector cartouche (illustrated). It's loading & firing actions work perfectly. It has a 20" barrel (36 ½” overall). The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. The price for this rare civil war carbine 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 15176
£1,795.00
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