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American Civil War Era Cast Steel .34" Calibre Under Hammer Percussion Pistol With Cannon Barrel & Walnut Grips By Bacon & Co 1852-1888. Sn 11394 - 11394
Thomas K Bacon originally worked for the American Manhattan Firearms Company before leaving C1859 to set up his own business BACON MF'G. CO. NORWICH CONN. These single shot under hammer pistols were made in the Mid 1800's and were popular pocket size weapons in the American Civil War era. This nice example is 7” overall with a 3" round steel cannon barrel which is stepped to octagonal at the breech. Similar pistols are illustrated on page 94 of the book ‘Underhammer Guns by Herschel Logan’ and Bacon ‘1852-1888’ is recorded on page 74 of the same book. The left side of the barrel is stamped ' Bacon & Co Cast Steel Norwich CT'. The underside of the barrel is stamped ‘24’. The metal has even patina throughout and the frame has attractive engraved foliate decoration. Its Walnut grips are undamaged. This pistol has a hook trigger, small brass bead fore sight and brass bead rear sight. The pistol is in full working order. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique under hammer weapon no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 11394
£675.00

Rare, 1860 Dated Jacob Double Barrel Percussion Rifle, Swinburn & Co To The Indian Jacob's Rifles Battalion. Sn 7387 - 7387
In the history of firearms, the military double rifle invented by British Gen. John Jacob of the Indian Army was probably one of the most ambitious designs ever devised. General Jacob was a fascinating person, one of those larger than life mid-19th century characters whose career reads more like a novel than fact. He tamed great portions of India’s wild Northwest Frontier & set up civil administrations. As an improvement on the British issue Brunswick Rifle, which fired a belted round ball, he devised a symmetrical conical projectile with studs that mechanically fit in the rifle’s bore, giving far better accuracy than the Brunswick. He continued his work, to include the invention of a bullet with a fulminate nose plug that exploded upon contact that was felt would be great for blowing up enemy artillery at long distances. At about the same time he invented the double rifle, and figured that style would perfectly suit his rifling system. In the mid-1850s Jacob contracted with British gunsmith Swinburn & Son to make the unusual arms. Each rifle had a special patchbox proudly engraved with the proposed unit’s name, “Jacob’s Rifles”. Jacob raised a battalion of native riflemen and armed them with his double gun. “Jacob’s Rifles,” as the unit was to be called, numbered about 1,000 officers and men, 900 of whom were issued with Jacob’s very expensive rifles. Some time after Jacob's death in 1858, the rifles issued to his troops were put back into stores and the troops were given more conventional longarms. Ultimately the doubles were released from service and sold for large game hunting use, some having either one or both barrels converted to smoothbore to allow a choice of shot or bullet. This is a rare, excellent original Jacob double-barreled rifle of 32 bore (0.524 caliber.) The barrels measured 24 inches and the gun’s overall length is 40 inches. The right barrel has had the majority of it's rifling contemporarily removed to allow use for shot/ musket ball. The left has all of it's original crisp rifling. Both barrels are clean. This weapon has had it's bayonet lug removed. It's sights are graduated to a very optimistic 2,000 yards. (The 6-inch-long rear leaf was so contrived that to use it at an extreme range it had to be fired from the chest). The rifle's cocking and double trigger firing action work perfectly as they should. It's wood work and metal is in superb condition with just the minor bumps & bruises on the wood to be expected of a weapon of this age. It's hammer plates are both crisply marked 'Swinburn & Son 1860' and it's patch box lid 'Jacob's Rifles'. The rifle is complete with original ram rod and sling swivels. Price for this innovative, historic piece which is one of only 900 made includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 7387.
£4,750.00

WW1 Era Austrian Kropatschek-Steyr Model 1886 Portuguese Contract Tube Magazine Bolt Action 8x56R Calibre Rifle. Sn 11079:3 - 11079:3
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 calibre 8x 56R, made by O.E.W.F.G. Steyr. It measures 52" overall with a 32 1/4" barrel. It has an internal, 8 shot tubular magazine and it's loading and firing mechanisms work correctly. It has a clean bore with crisp rifling. It has all original woodwork stamped on both sides with very faint ink roundels, one likely to contain ‘OEWFG Steyr 1886’ the other 'Royal Cypher Luiz I' (King of Portugal 11 November 1861- 19 October 1889). The woodwork has the bumps and surface scratches to be expected with service use and age. The breech is stamped with ‘Crown L.1’ (Luiz I). The breech is also stamped 'OE WFG Steyr 1886’ & ‘M1886’. It is complete with correct cleaning rod and fitted with sling swivels and steel butt plate. The weapon has a block and blade fore sight, graduated ladder rear sight and bayonet stud. 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 11079:3
£825.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, WW1 Era Austrian Kropatschek-Steyr Model 1886 Portuguese Contract Tube Magazine Bolt Action 8x56R Calibre Rifle. Sn 11079:2 - 11079:2
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 an excellent example of a Portuguese contract Kropatschek Steyr Model 1886 rifle in calibre 8x 56R, made by O.E.W.F.G. Steyr. It measures 52" overall with a 32 1/4" barrel. It has an internal, 8 shot tubular magazine and it's loading and firing mechanisms work correctly. It has a clean bore with crisp rifling. It has all original woodwork stamped on both sides with ink roundels, one contains ‘OEWFG Steyr 1886’ the other 'Royal Cypher Luiz I' (King of Portugal 11 November 1861- 19 October 1889). The breech is stamped with ‘Crown L.1’ (Luiz I). The breech is also stamped 'OE WFG Steyr 1886’ & ‘M1886’. The weapon has matching numbers ‘V885’ on the stock, breech and barrel. It is complete with correct cleaning rod and fitted with sling swivels and steel butt plate. The weapon has a block and blade fore sight, graduated ladder rear sight and bayonet stud. 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 11079:2
£875.00

***SOLD***SOLD*** MATCHING NUMBERS, C1870 Spanish 6 Shot 7mm Calibre Double Action Pinfire Pepperbox Pocket Revolver With Folding Trigger By Orbea Hermanos, Eibar. Sn 11100 - 11100
In the late 1800’s Orbea Hermanos was one of the largest pistol manufacturers in the Spanish City of Eibar. This is an excellent pepperbox pocket revolver made by Orbea Hermanos made C1870. The revolver measures 5" overall and has a cylinder barrel length of 1 3/4". The steel frame and cylinder are beautifully engraved with a foliate design. The trigger is crisply marked by the manufacturer ‘Orbea Her Eibor’. The revolver has undamaged Walnut grips. The grips are secured with a single screw bolt. It has a folding trigger. The frame and trigger are stamped with matching numbers ‘1435/435’. It's double action firing mechanism works perfectly. The price for this attractive pocket pepperbox includes UK delivery. NB As an antique pinfire pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 11100
£0.00

U.S. Remington, 1870's Swedish Contract Rolling Block 11mm Rifle & Bayonet. Sn 10923:20 - 10923:20
***With effect from Tuesday 2nd May 2017 JC Militaria Ltd will comply with new legislation imposed by the European Parliament and will only sell deactivated weapons which have been re-certified to the new European Specification and which have a 'new' UK / EU certificate. **** A U.S. Remington 1870's Swedish Registered 'Rolling Block' 11mm rifle and bayonet. The Remington Rolling Block rifle was a breech-loading rifle produced from the mid-1860s into the early 20th century by E. Remington and Sons (later Remington Arms Company). The action was extremely strong, and could easily withstand the increased pressure of the new smokeless powders coming into use by the late 1880s. This type of rifle was used in the Franco/Prussian War, Egyptian War 1882 and The Sudanese War 1884-85. This is an excellent original Remington Model 1870 rolling block rifle has a 11mm Bore. It has a 35" barrel (50" overall) and has an external hammer and ladder rear sight. The woodwork and metal work are both undamaged and have a nice patina throughout. The woodwork has only the minor bumps and bruises from normal use which is to be expected of a weapon of this age. It is complete with two sling swivels, bayonet lug and cleaning/ram rod. The cleaning/ram rod has a tulip shaped end typical of the US Civil War. The trigger guard is the No 1 Type. It also has spring type barrel holders which were fitted to the No 1 Rifle. The bayonet lug is of the Argentinian Type. It has three barrel bands. The right plate is stamped with model detail 'DA' and the left with 'DA'. The left side of the stock is stamped with an Egyptian motif. It's loading and firing action works correctly. The bayonet is a French Yataghan for the 1866 Chassepot Rifle and Remington Rolling Block Rifle. It fits perfectly on the rifle. This is a nice example of the French model 1866 Chassepot bayonet with Yataghan form blade (See pages 84 and 92 plate 195 of The Bayonet Book by Watts & White). The steel single edged blade with fuller is undamaged with just very light staining consistent with age. The blade is 22 1/2" long (27 1/4") overall. The back edge of the blade is engraved by manufacturing armoury and dated 1871. It has the correct steel cross guard with muzzle ring and ribbed brass grip with flat spring and steel push button. It is complete with the correct scabbard made of sheet steel. The scabbard has no dents and has it's original strap bar. The price includes deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 10923:20
£975.00

C1878 Guardian & American Model 1878 7mm Pinfire Revolver. Sn 11024 - 11024
This is a Guardian & American Model 1878 Model 7mm, 6 shot revolver in very good condition. It is 7" overall with a 3 1/4" octagonal barrel. It has a side mounted cleaning rod which operates as it should. The pistol has serial number "23" stamped on the frame and "19" on the hammer and barrel. It retains its original chequered bag shaped walnut grips secured with one screw bolt. The cylinder is decorated with a scroll and banner with "The Guardian American Model of 1878" stamped inside the banner. The action is double action only and it functions as it should. The trigger return spring is intact. It has a folding trigger. This is a fine example of this type of pinfire. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 11024. NB As an obsolete calibre weapon, no licence is required to possess in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display.
£375.00

C1830 English, Brass Framed Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel By Clabrough Of Lincoln & Birmingham. Sn 10922 - 10922
Peter Clabrough was an English gunsmith with premises at The High Street Lincoln between 1821 and 1828. Jane Clabrough is recorded as operating at the same premises C1840. Peter's Brother Joseph Clabrough operated as a gunsmith at Price Street & 60 Aston Road North, Birmingham between 1868 & 1902. The Clabrough Brothers operated as Gunsmiths under their own names and as 'Clabrough Brothers'. This is a nice brass framed flintlock pocket pistol by Clabrough made C1830. The pistol is 6 1/4"overall with a 1 1/2" screw off barrel. On the left side it is engraved 'Clabrough' within a motif of banners and arms. The right has a similar motif with void panel. It has a sliding safety, folding concealed trigger and the hammer is fitted with flint. The action works as it should with a strong spring. It has impressed proof /inspection marks on the underside of the frame. The bag shaped wood grip is excellent & undamaged. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 10922
£495.00

Victorian 19th Century Copper and Brass 'Foliage' Powder Flask by Dixon & Sons. Sn 10917 - 10917
An original 19th Century, British plain powder flask in copper with a brass adjustable charger, made by Dixon & Sons. The flask has plain panels on the front and back along with chamfered edges. The seams are in very good condition. It has just a couple of small dents from normal use as can be seen in the photographs. All of the neck screws are present. The external neck spring is intact and operates smoothly as it should. The adjustable three setting charger is stamped with "Dixon & Sons". The flask measures 6 3/4" in length. This type of plain flask is illustrated on page 276, item 194 of "The Powder Flask Book" by Ray Riling. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10917
£245.00

Victorian 19th Century Copper and Brass 'Pheasant' Powder Flask by Dixon & Sons. Sn 10915 - 10915
A Victorian 19th Century copper and brass 'Pheasant' powder flask by Dixon & Sons. An original 19th Century, British adjustable, embossed powder flask in copper, with a brass charger made by Dixon & Sons. The flask is one of the 'Pheasants' flasks and features a male pheasant in a floriated panel on the front along with a bird in flight in the top right. It has a plain rear. The flask works perfectly. The seams are in good condition and the flask has a couple of small dents as can be seen in the photographs. All of the neck screws are present. The neck spring is intact and operates smoothly. The charger is stamped with "Dixon & Sons" and it has three settings. The flask measures 7 1/2" in length. This actual flask is illustrated as image 739 on page 334 of "The Powder Flask Book" by Ray Riling. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10915
£175.00
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