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QUALITY, 1846-1878 Victorian English 17 Bore Double Barrel Muzzle Loading Percussion Hammer Shotgun By John Moore Of Cholsey (Berkshire). Sn 12662 - 12662
The English Gunsmith John Moore is recorded as having premises at Cholsey, Wallingford, Berkshire between 1846 & 1878 (see page 290 of British Gunmakers Volume 2 by Brown). This is a quality made Victorian double barrel percussion shotgun by Moore. It has 31” brown wash steel barrels and measures 47 ½” overall. The 17 Bore barrels set side by side have a central flat top barrel rib. The smooth bores are in superb clean condition, It has its original walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. Its steel butt plate tang, trigger guard with extended tang & hammer have light foliate engraved decoration. The fore stock has silver mounts. The wrist is inlaid with void silver escutcheon. The barrels have platinum inserts at the breech together with 3 gold bands. The barrel rib has the maker’s name ‘Moore Cholsey’ highlighted in gold. Both side plates have foliate decoration with the makers name ‘Moore’ on both sides. The shotgun is fitted with bead foresight and has its original wood ramrod with brass end caps. The weapon cocks & dry fires as it should. Price includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion shotgun no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 12662
£845.00

Ridley, Dover. 1721-1738 English .45" Bore Percussion Pocket Pistol Converted From Flintlock With Frizzen Cap Protector, Screw Off Barrel & Concealed Trigger. Sn 12504:1 - 12504:1
Joshua Ridley commonly called a ‘Cutler & Maker Of Long Arms Of The Port Of Dover’ had premises at 161 Snargate Dover between 1721 & 1738. Ridley died in 1738 and by the terms of his will, passed the house and all it contained including a number of edged weapons and long arms to his widow Naomi. This is an original flintlock pistol by Ridley which has had a professional contemporary conversion to percussion sometime in the mid-1800’s. This excellent pistol is 7” overall length with a 2” screw off barrel.It has a dolphin hammer, sliding safety bar, concealed trigger & Frizzen Cap Protector. The steel frame has banners and arms decoration. On one side within the decoration is the faint name of the maker ‘Ridley’ and on the other side ‘Dover’. The action works as it should with a strong spring action. It has impressed proof /inspection marks on the underside of the screw off barrel and frame. The Walnut grip is undamaged & has a void silver escutcheon inset. 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 12504:1
£395.00

John Or Thomas Mace, Reading, Berkshire.1823- 1850 English .44" Bore Percussion Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 12538 - 12538
John Mace is recorded as an English gunsmith with premises at Broad Street, Reading Berkshire between 1823 & 1843. Thomas Mace was an English gunsmith with premises at Oxford Street and 113 ½ Broad Street, Reading between 1843 & 1850. This is an excellent English Percussion Pistol By either John or Thomas Mace. It is 5 ¾” overall with a 1 ¾” screw off steel barrel which is .44" Bore. It has steel side plates with scroll foliate engraving & dolphin hammer. The underside of the barrel and frame have proof marks. The side plates have foliate decoration. On one side it is marked ‘Mace’ and the other side ‘Reading’. The trigger guard is also engraved with foliate decoration. It has an undamaged Walnut bag shaped grip. The pistol’s 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 12538
£345.00

British Volunteer Pattern Private Purchase Martini Henry MK II 577-450 British Service Rifle By T Hepplestone, Manchester. (No Nepalese Marks). Sn 8101 - 8101
This is an original British volunteer private purchase MK II 577-450 Martini Henry rifle retailed by T Hepplestone, of Manchester. The rifle is Birmingham proofed stamped and has its original woodwork throughout. The Birmingham proofed stamps are on the barrel, action and breach block and it has its original woodwork throughout. It has a block and blade fore sight, platinum lined flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels, cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The steel barrel's bore is clean with crisp rifling. The metal work has even patina throughout. The nocks form is stamped with a large number 24.. The action works correctly and is fully functional. There are no Nepalese marks which indicate that this rifle was in solely British Service. There are various stamps on this weapon which indicate that it possibly came out of a museum and the markings are identical except for the numbers with another of our Martini Henry rifles, stock number 8102. This is an antique obsolete calibre 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 8101
£975.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD 1893, Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action .38-56 WC (Winchester Cartridge) Calibre Hunting Rifle With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 12594 - 12594
The Winchester Model 1886 was a lever-action repeating rifle designed by John Browning to handle some of the more powerful cartridges of the period such as the Black powder 'Buffalo' round. This is a rare, original example chambered in .38-56 WC which was used for hunting and personal protection. It has a 24" octagonal barrel & measures 44 ¼” overall. It has all original Walnut woodwork and metal with even patina throughout. The breech tang is crisply stamped 'Model 1886' and the top of the barrel is faintly stamped ' Manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Co New Haven, Conn USA'. The weapon is faintly stamped with serial number on the underside of the frame beneath the lever which appears to be ‘7264’ which dates it to 1893. It has a winged rear sight, brass blade fore sight, brass butt plate and full length tube magazine. It's lever, loading and firing actions work perfectly. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique 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 12594
£0.00

C1870 American Wild West Era Marlin ‘OK’ Model .30 Rim Fire Calibre, Brass Frame Swivel Barrel Single Shot Derringer. Sn 12600 - 12600
The American Gun manufacturer JM Marlin obtained a patent for a derringer mechanism on 5th April 1870. These pocket sized derringers were favoured by wild west era gamblers for self- protection. Marlin made 5 models of small single shot derringers. The 1st Model was un-named the others were named the ‘OK’, ‘Victor’, ‘Never Miss’ & ‘Stonewall’. This is a very good example of the Marlin patent ‘OK’ derringer with even patina throughout. Its wood grips have some wear consistent with age and use and the right grip has an old stable crack. Both grips are secure. It has a 3" clean smooth bore stepped barrel & measures 6" overall. It has a brass frame, sheathed trigger & steel barrel with blade fore sight. The right side of the breech is marked with the manufacturer's name and address ‘J.M. Marlin New Haven CT’. The top of the barrel is marked ‘OK’ (all illustrated). The underside of the barrel is numbered '10875'. The derringer’s barrel swivels for loading and is released by depression of a steel button on the underside of the frame when the pistol is at half cock. Its loading and firing actions work 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 12600
£575.00

RARE, ORIGINAL, Nickel Plated Remington 1858 Army New Model 5 Shot, .36 Rim Fire Calibre Single Action Pocket Revolver, Contemporary Remington Factory Converted From Percussion With Removable Cylinder & Remington Inspector’s Marks. Sn 12590 - 12590
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. It is commonly referred to as the Model 1858 due to its patent markings "PATENTED SEPT. 14, 1858 March 17 1863 E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, NEW YORK, U.S.A. NEW MODEL" The Remington revolver was a secondary, supplemental issue firearm for the Union Army until the Colt factory fire of 1864. Due to the fire Colt 1860 Army Revolvers were not available for some time, subsequently large numbers of the Remington revolver were ordered by the U.S. Government. It was favoured for its durability. Pocket versions were produced and 1858 Pattern pistols saw use in the American West, both in its original percussion configuration and as a Remington Factory metallic cartridge conversion. This is an original Model 1858 Army New Model Pocket Revolver which has been converted at the Remington factory, in the period, from percussion to .36 Rim Fire (a similar conversion is illustrated on plate XXIV page 58 of the book ‘Remington Handguns’ by Karr & Karr). The pistol’s frame retains much of its original nickel plated finish. The underside of the barrel is stamped with number ‘689’. The pistol’s blued cylinder can be removed for loading (a factory made steel plate with knurled edge is removed for loading cartridges. The plate has inspector’s marks (illustrated) most likely applied at the Remington Factory. The pistol has a 4 ½” octagonal stepped barrel and measures 10 ½” overall. The barrel is crisply stamped with correct manufacturer and 1858 Patent detail (illustrated). It has a steel frame, captive lever ramrod and blade fore sight. Its Walnut grip is undamaged. It strips, cocks and dry fires perfectly. As an antique Rim Fire revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12590
£1,375.00

1792-1815 English .43" Bore Percussion Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel & Concealed Trigger By Fenton, London. Sn 12503 - 12503
Richard Fenton was an English gunmaker with premises at 19 Shoemaker Row, Doctor's Commons, Blackfriars, London between 1792 & 1815. This is an original percussion pocket pistol by Fenton. This excellent pistol is 6” overall length with a 1 ¾” screw off barrel which is .43” bore. It has a dolphin hammer, sliding safety bar & concealed trigger. The steel frame has foliate decoration. On one side within the decoration is the name of the maker ‘Fenton’ and on the other side ‘London’. The action works as it should with a strong spring action. It has impressed proof /inspection marks on the underside of the screw off barrel. The finely chequered walnut grip is undamaged & has a void silver escutcheon inset. 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 12503
£395.00

C1870 Continental 9mm Military Pinfire Revolver Marked ‘Meyers BVL’. Sn 12495 - 12495
This is a C1870 obsolete calibre 9mm Pinfire Military closed frame, side gate loading revolver complete with integral ejector rod. It is both single and double action & is in its original condition, fully functioning with a 5 ¾” barrel and chequered walnut grips. The butt is fitted with military lanyard ring. The frame is stamped ‘Meyers BVL’. The weapon's loading and firing actions work perfectly. NB As an obsolete calibre revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 12495
£495.00

Mid 1800's, English .45" Bore Box Lock Percussion Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 12385:18 - 12385:18
This very good English form box lock percussion pocket pistol is 7” overall length with a 2 ½” barrel. It has a dolphin hammer. The side plates and trigger guard have foliate decoration. The action works as it should with a strong spring action. It has impressed proof /inspection marks on the underside of the screw off barrel. There is no manufacturer’s name on this piece. The finely chequered walnut grip is undamaged & has a void silver escutcheon inset. 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 12385:18
£345.00
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