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Marlin Safety Model 1893 .32-40 Obsolete Calibre Lever Action Rifle With Tube Magazine. A 609 - A 609
This is an excellent increasingly hard to find Marlin Model 1893 lever action rifle in the obsolete calibre .32-40. It has excellent undamaged woodwork, original finish on the metalwork and strips, cocks and dry fires as it should. Its 25 ½” barrel has a clean rifled bore (44 ½” overall length). The top of the barrel is marked with the Marlin Fire-Arms Co. New Haven address & patents for 1889- 1893. It has an external hammer, full length tube magazine and is side gate loading. The top of the action is marked 'Marlin safety'. The underside of the frame is stamped with number '313984'. The action tang is stamped ‘Model 1893’. It has a steel butt plate, blade foresight & adjustable rear sight marked ‘Marbles Gladstone Mich USA’. Price for this excellent lever action Marlin 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. A 609
£1,895.00

American 1871 To 1879 Patent ‘XL’ No.3 .32 Rim Fire Calibre Nickel Plated 5 Shot Single Action Revolver By Hopkins & Allen Manufacturing Company With Octagonal Barrel & Quick Load Removable Cylinder. Sn 13368 - 13368
Hopkins & Allen Arms Company was a U.S. firearms manufacturing company based in Norwich, Connecticut that was founded in 1868 by Charles W. Allen, Charles A. Converse, Horace Briggs, Samuel S. Hopkins and Charles W. Hopkins. The Hopkins brothers ran the day-to-day operations of the company until it went bankrupt in 1916 and was subsequently bought by Marlin-Rockwell. Known as the ‘XL’ range of pistols, these revolvers were 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 an original example of the ‘XL’ No.3 in .30 Rim Fire Calibre. It has a removable cylinder achieved by depression of a sprung lever on the left side of the frame and removal of the knurled cylinder rod. This allows the weapon to be quickly reloaded with a pre loaded cylinder. The pistol retains much of its original nickel finish with areas of staining consistent with age. It has a 3” octagonal steel barrel (7 ¾” overall). The top of the frame is crisply marked 'Hopkins & Allen Mfg Co Pat Mar 28 71. Apr 27 75. May 27 79. XL No.3. 32 Cal Rim Fire'. It has a shrouded trigger, steel hammer, small blade fore sight, grooved frame rear sight and attractive undamaged chequered gutta percha grips with embossed hunting dogs heads. The action which is nice and tight is single action only. 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 13368
£475.00

1855 Dated Enfield Tower .650” Carbine Calibre Constabulary Percussion Police Musket With Lovell's Patent Catch For Constabulary Bayonets. Sn 13372 - 13372
This is a Victorian Police 'Constabulary' percussion musket. It measures 42 ¼” overall with a 26 ½” smoothbore barrel which is .650 carbine calibre. The bore has just light staining consistent with age. The underside of the barrel beneath the wood is marked ‘WG’ & ‘Bond’. It has all original wood and metal work. The wood has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The stock has a rear sling swivel and the fore end has a contemporarily drilled hole no doubt for a sling swivel or anchor which is absent. The plain steel lock is crisply marked with Queens Crown ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina), Tower (Enfield) & dated ‘1855’. The carbine size musket has a heavy military hammer, brass butt plate, trigger guard & fore end block together with original steel ramrod. In 1843, as a result of a select committee meeting investigating the shortcomings of the previous Hanovarian version bayonet Lug's in service with the British Army, the Lovell's Lug was introduced. The Lug with Lovell's 'Catch' was introduced into the British Army in 1884 and applied to Constabulary bayonets up to the mid 1850's. (See page 98 and 99 of British & Commonwealth Bayonets by Skennerton & Richardson). This rifle is fitted with the correct Lovell's bayonet catch. The cocking and firing mechanisms work perfectly. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13372
£675.00

Victorian British Customs Officer’s Land Pattern Enfield Tower .577" Bore Percussion Belt Pistol With Captive Steel Ram Rod, Belt Bar & Brass Fittings . Sn 13397 - 13397
This is an original English Enfield Tower percussion Customs land pattern belt pistol. It is 12" overall with a steel 6" round steel barrel. The barrel is .577 smooth bore and has black powder proof marks. The bore has some light pitting consistent with age. It has a flat side plate with heavy Dolphin hammer. The side plate is crisply marked with Queen’s crown and ‘Tower’ (Enfield) . It has a walnut full stock with brass fittings. The left side of the stock is fitted with belt bar. It has its original captive steel ram rod & Military lanyard ring. 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 13397
£875.00

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
£1,375.00

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
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