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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

ALL MATCHING NUMBERS 1861- 1870 Pond’s Patent.32 Rim Fire 6 Shot Belt Revolver With Octagonal Barrel & Detachable Ram Rod. Sn 13208 - 13208
Lucius W. Pond began making his Belt Revolvers around 1861, at a time when America was fighting itself in the American Civil War. For a year or so, Pond was able to produce a number of Belt Revolvers, in partial accordance with a patent issued to Abram Gibson on the 10th July 1860. In 1862, however, Smith & Wesson made a challenge to the Belt Revolver's production. Smith & Wesson's challenge centred on a patent issued for their 'Rollin White' patent, issued in 1855. The court ruled in favour of Smith & Wesson, however Pond (alongside Bacon, Moore and Warner whom were also found infringing that patent) was able to continue producing the Belt Revolver after meeting Royalty agreements with S&W. Ultimately production of Pond’s Belt Revolvers ended in 1870, the final few thousand of which were stamped, "Manuf'd for Smith & Wesson Pat'd April 5, 1855". This is a very good original example of Pond’s .32 Rim Fire 6 shot revolver. It has a 6” octagonal barrel and measures 11 ½” overall length. It is side gate loading and has a small brass blade foresight and notched hammer rear sight. The underside of the barrel, cylinder and grip frame are stamped with matching numbers ‘2031'. The revolver has a small shrouded trigger and the pistol's single action firing mechanism works perfectly. The cylinder is quickly removed for speed loading with a preloaded cylinder by removing its spring loaded detachable ram rod and cylinder retaining pin. The smooth rosewood grip has 4 contemporarily carved notches. There are no visible manufacturer or date marks on this revolver. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13208
£675.00

1869- 1873, U.S. Wild West Era Brown Manufacturing Co .41 Rimfire Calibre, Southerner Derringer. Sn 13206 - 13206
The American, Brown Manufacturing Company began production of their 'Southerner' .41 Rimfire Calibre, Single Shot, Derringer on Feb 2nd 1869 and continued production until July 23rd 1873 when the Company ceased trading. Less than 10,000 of these derringers were made by Brown Manufacturing Co. (see pages 22 & 34 of the book All About Southerners By Bogut). This is a good example with even patina & original wood grips which have just the knocks bumps and bruises consistent with age. It has a 2 ½” octagonal steel barrel & measures 5" overall. It has a brass frame stamped with serial number '2313' and sheathed trigger. The top of the barrel is crisply stamped 'Southerner' & the left side with manufacturer and patent detail 'Brown MFG. Co. Newburyport, Mass Pat April 9 1867'. The derringer's loading and firing action works as they should. Price for this nice Wild West era derringer includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre derringer no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13206
£575.00

Mid 1800's English, .45" Bore, Percussion Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel By Holbeach Blinthorn. Sn 13102 - 13102
This excellent .45" bore percussion pocket pistol is 6” overall with a 1 ¾” screw off barrel. On the right side amongst the fine banners & Shield decoration is engraved 'Holbeach' and on the left 'Blinthorn'. It has a dolphin hammer and the trigger guard is decorated with an engraved star design. The action works as it should with a strong spring action. It has impressed proof /inspection marks on the underside of the barrel and frame. The bag shaped dark wood grip is excellent & undamaged. 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 13102
£425.00

American Stevens Arms Co Model 1915 ‘Favorite’ .25 Rim Fire Under Lever Single Shot 'Take Down' Rifle. Sn 13066 - 13066
This is an excellent original American Stevens ‘Model 1915 Favorite’ take down rifle. It has a 24” barrel with a clean bore and crisp rifling. It measures 38 ½” overall. Its ‘take down' mechanism is achieved by unscrewing the screw-lock at the underside of the action. All wood and metalwork are undamaged with even patina throughout. The top of the barrel is crisply marked with manufacturer detail ‘J Stevens Arms Company Chicopee Falls Mass USA 25-Stevens’. The breech is marked ‘Trade Mark Favorite Reg U.S Pat Off & Fgn’. The stock tang is stamped ‘Model 1915’. The weapon is number 'J171’'. The cocking, firing and take down actions work perfectly. It has a chequered horn butt plate, a fixed brass blade fore sight and adjustable rear sight. As an antique obsolete calibre rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13066
£795.00

Victorian Era British Army In India Spear Point ‘Pig Sticker’ Lance With Ornately Hand Tooled Ferrule & Spike Base. Sn 12886 - 12886
An excellent original British Army In India ‘Pig Sticker’ Lance. The wood shaft has a 5” four edged spear point with 6 ½” ferrule and conical spike base. The ferrule and conical spike base have beautiful ornate hand tooled foliate decoration. It measures a massive 7 Feet 1 ½” overall length and is undamaged. The centre section has rope grip binding. Due to the size of this item delivery will be by arrangement and within the UK only. Sn 12886
£345.00

WW1 1915 dated British Army In India Lancer’s Cavalry Lance With Red & White Pennant . Sn 12885 - 12885
An excellent original WW1 British Army In India Lancer’s Cavalry Lance With Red & White Pennant. The wood lance has a 6” triangular spear point with 6 ½” ferrule and conical spike base. It measures a massive 9 Feet 3 ½” and is undamaged. The centre section has a brown leather wrist loop and rope grip binding. The spear point ferrule is nicely marked with India Arsenal inspection mark, WD Arrow and ‘No.1 I P’ together with ‘1915’ date. The top section of the lance is mounted with a red and white forked pennant. Due to the size of this item delivery will be by arrangement and within the UK only. Sn 12885
£375.00

Rare & Original Napoleonic Era French Spontoon / Pike With Napoleonic Eagle Etched Blade. A 12 / 5001 - A12 / 5001
This is an original French Napoleonic era Spontoon / Pike. It has a wood shaft with no end cap. It is 82 ¼” overall length. The removable crossbar has pyramid ends and is 5 ½” width. The leaf shaped spear point blade with medial ridge is 11” length. One side of the blade is etched with the Napoleonic Eagle. It is secured to the shaft by a 3 ½” long steel ferrule with 4 ½” riveted steel straps. The shaft is undamaged and the metal has even patina. Due to the size of this item delivery will be by arrangement and within the UK only. A12 / 5001. (NB A similar but longer spontoon from the same period is also available see stock number Sn 12884. The pair would make a superb display piece either together or individually)
£695.00
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