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MINT, C1840, English Laird's Patent .44" Bore, Transitional 6 Shot Bar Hammer Percussion Revolver. Sn 12793 - 12793
This is a near mint transitional percussion revolver made C1840. It is 11 ¼” overall length with a rifled 4 ¼” octagonal barrel which is .44" at the muzzle opening. The barrel has a small blade fore sight. It has finely chequered walnut grips and decorative engraving to both sides of the case hardened action, trigger guard, top of the bar hammer and steel butt plate. The pistol retains its original finish. Although there are no manufacturer or patent markings on this revolver it is no doubt a transitional Laird’s Patent piece (J. W. Laird, Gunmaker listed in the 1849 Birmingham Gunmakers Register at 10 Steelhouse Lane Birmingham). The barrel and cylinder are stamped with proof/ inspection marks. Its firing mechanism works perfectly. The price for this excellent transitional revolver includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 12793
£975.00

1840 – 1842 English .60” Bore Percussion Pistol (Converted From Flintlock) By John Crosby Brown, Hull, Yorkshire With Octagonal Barrel. A 598 - A 598 / 12757
John Crosby Brown was an English Gunmaker who is recorded as having premises at 20 Mytongate Hull Yorkshire for a short period of time between . 1840 & 1842. Prior to 1840 Brown is recorded at the same address operating as Humphreys & Brown between 1833 & 1837 (see pages 181 and 256 of British Gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown). This is an excellent percussion pistol (Converted From Flintlock) By Brown. It is 14" overall with a 9" octagonal steel barrel which is .60" bore. The barrel has a small brass blade fore sight and 2 silver bands at the breech. The smoothbore has some staining consistent with age. The side plate has scroll engraving & dolphin hammer. The side plate is marked ‘Brown Hull’'. It has a walnut stock with chequered grip. Its steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial have light foliate engraving. It is complete with its wood ramrod with polished horn end cap. 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. A 598
£975.00

MINT, 1887 Dated Imperial German Army Spandau Model 1871/84 11mm Tube Magazine Bolt Action Rifle. A 595 - A 595 / 12774
The 11mm Mauser Model 1871/84 Rifle with tube magazine was adopted as the Infanterie-Gewehr 71/84. The rifle was designed and manufactured by Paul Mauser and Wilhelm Mauser of the Mauser company. It was issued to Infantry Regiments. This is a near mint example of the Mauser M1871/84. It has all original woodwork & metalwork with original finish. It has a flip up ladder rear sight, block & blade foresight, bayonet lug, steel butt plate and sling swivels. The barrel has a crisp rifled bore. The breech is nicely marked 'Spandau' with Crown and Imperial proof/ inspection marks and dated 1887'. The stock has crisp impressed Imperial German marks. The bolt action and firing mechanisms work perfectly. The price for this near mint obsolete calibre rifle includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique obsolete calibre rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. A Firearms certificate is required if this weapon is owned for the purpose of shooting. A 595
£1,200.00

Private Purchase .577 Snider Calibre 3 Band Rifle Retailed By Thomas Turner, Birmingham. Sn 4246 - 4246
This is a quality private purchase .577 Calibre Snider, 3 Band Rifle . It has all original Walnut woodwork throughout. It has a fine case hardened lock nicely engraved by the retailer ' Thomas Turner Fisher Street Birmingham'. The breech is marked with proof / inspection marks. It has a brass butt plate, trigger guard & fore end block. The rifle measures 55 inches overall with a 36 1/2 inch barrel and is complete with sling swivels, ram rod and ladder rear sight. The bore is nice and clean with crisp 3 groove rifling. It's cocking and firing action works perfectly. This is an obsolete calibre weapon and as such no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 4246
£1,200.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD Victorian Era French Gendarmarie .650” Carbine Bore Percussion Pistol. Sn 12656 - 12656
This is an original Victorian era Percussion Pistol in the form used by the French Gendarmarie. It is 13 ½” in length overall with a 7 ¼” barrel which is .650" carbine bore. The woodwork is a nice deep brown. The wood has a very small impressed 'NB' mark. The metal work has light staining consistent with age. It has its original steel ram rod. Interestingly the top of the barrel has English black powder proof marks (illustrated in image 2) and a very small letter 'D' stamp. There are no manufacturer marks or dates on this piece. All metal work and woodwork are undamaged. The wood has just the bumps and bruises to be expected of a weapon of this age. The butt has a steel cap fitted with lanyard ring. The lock functions as it should with a strong action. As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a display or collection. Price for this pistol worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 12656
£0.00

QUALITY, C1860 Victorian English 15 Bore Double Barrel Muzzle Loading Percussion Hammer Shotgun. Sn 12661 - 12661
This is a quality made Victorian double barrel percussion shotgun. It has 30” brown wash steel barrels and measures 46” overall. The 15 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 & hammers have light foliate engraved decoration. The fore stock has German silver mounts. The wrist is inlaid with void German silver escutcheon. The barrels have German Silver inserts at the breech. Both side plates have foliate decoration together with scenes of hunting dogs in the field. The shotgun is fitted with bead foresight and has its original wood ramrod with brass end caps. Surprisingly for a shotgun of this high quality there are no visible manufacturer’s names on this piece. 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 12661
£845.00

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

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

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
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