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C1870, English Gentleman's Club Bar 7mm Pin Fire Revolver Cigar/Cheroot Cutter. Sn 10898 - 10898
An unusual curio from C1870, this is a cigar/ cheroot cutter professionally made in the period from a 7mm calibre, 6 shot, pin fire pocket revolver. It has a 3 1/4" octagonal barrel (7" overall). It has lovely smooth walnut grips which are undamaged. The pistol has even patina throughout and has remnants of it's original nickel finish. The pistol retains it's original side gate and the mechanism works in both single and double action. The cylinder has been hollowed out during it's construction and fixed in place. The top of the cylinder is adapted with a rimmed hole to accept the tips of cigars or cheroots and the hammer firing pin modified to a 'v' shaped cutter bar to shape the cigar or cheroot. These novelty pieces were available on Bars of Gentleman's Club's for the use of smokers. To avoid theft they would have been secured to the bar by chain. This piece is fitted with lanyard ring and complete with it's steel link securing chain and brass screw with eyelet for fixing to the bar or table. As an antique curio made from an obsolete calibre, pin fire weapon no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 10898
£375.00

VERY RARE, Mid 1800's .59" Bore, Norwegian/ Belgian Military Kammerlader Breech Loading 'Under Hammer' Rifle. Breech Marked 'PJ Malherbe & Co, Liege'. A 554 - A 554
The Kammerlader, or "chamber loader", was the first Norwegian breech loading rifle, and among the very first breech loaders adopted for use by an armed force anywhere in the world. A single-shot black-powder rifle, the kammerlader was operated with a crank mounted on the side of the receiver. This made it much quicker and easier to load than the weapons previously used. Kammerladers quickly gained a reputation for being fast and accurate rifles, and would have been a deadly weapon against massed ranks of infantry. The kammerlader was introduced in 1842, and it is thought that about 40,000 were manufactured until about 1870. While the first flintlock breech loading rifles, such as the Ferguson, were launched decades before 1842, Norway was the first European country to introduce breech loaders on a large scale throughout its Army and Navy, although the United States had been the first in the world with the M1819 Hall rifle. The kammerladers were manufactured in several different models and adopted by other Nations. The rifles used the Miniť ball in paper cartridge ammunition. The Kammerlader loading sequence is as follows: 1. The hammer mounted under the weapon is cocked. 2.The crank is rotated, opening the breech. 3. A percussion cap is placed on the nipple. 4.A pre measured amount of gunpowder is poured into the breech, and the paper from the paper cartridge is used as wadding. 5.The bullet is placed in the chamber. 6.The crank is rotated forwards, locking the breech and making the rifle ready to fire. This is an original Kammerlader rifle. It has it's original woodwork which has the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The fore section of the stock may have been contemporarily shortened at some time in it's life. It's loading and firing actions work perfectly and are nice and tight. It measures 47 1/2" overall with a 26 3/4" .59" Bore barrel. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has steel fittings in the white including barrel, action and trigger guard with extended tang. The butt plate is brass. The breech is Belgian manufacturer marked 'PJ Malherbe & Co, Liege'. The trigger guard and action have matching numbers '148' and it has several small inspection marks including 'Crown Above M'. It has a block and blade foresight and flip up fixed rear sight. It is fitted with rear sling swivel and forward sling swivel lug. It's chamber is clean. These weapons are very rare to find in their original breech loading form. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique black powder weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 554
£1,095.00

RESERVED RESERVED 1861 Dated, British Officer's Quality Enfield Tower 3 Band .577 Calibre Percussion Rifle. Sn 10803 - 10803
This is an original 3-band Percussion Rifle in .577" calibre. The side plate is stamped on the With Queens Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and 'Tower 1861'. It has all original wood stock with Officer's quality finely chequered neck, brass butt plate, forend block and trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle also has it's original original ramrod, ladder rear sight & block and blade fore sight. The barrel has a mint bore with crisp rifling. Total length is 55" with a 39" barrel. The firing action works perfectly. This is an antique percussion rifle and no licence is required to possess it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 10803
£1,250.00

C1850, English .68" Bore, Double Barrel Side By Side Percussion Shotgun By Court Stapenhill With Damascus Barrels, Walnut Stock & Ramrod. Sn 10793 - 10793
This is a .68"Bore, Double barrel percussion Shotgun. It has 30 1/2" Damascus steel barrels and measures 46 1/2 " overall. The barrels, set side by side have a central flat top barrel rib. It has it's original walnut stock with ribbed neck and steel butt plate. The top of the neck is inlaid with a void German Silver escutcheon. The fore stock has small German Silver fittings at the fore stock release catch. The metal work has foliage engraving to the, side plates, breach tang, Dolphin hammers and it has a steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial. The side plates are both nicely engraved 'Court Stapenhill'. It has double triggers and the weapon cocks & dry fires perfectly as it should. The shotgun is fitted with bead foresight & has it's original brass tipped wood ramrod. Price for this antique English shotgun which would make a superb wall hanger/ display piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion shotgun no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 10793
£595.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, 1868, Belgian, Albini-Braendlin Front Hinge Breech 11mm Calibre Military Service Rifle, Socket Bayonet & Scabbard. Sn 10669:13 - Sn 10669:13
The Albini rifle (or Albini-Braendlin rifle) was a single-shot 11mm rifle adopted by Belgium in 1867. The action on the Albini rifle was designed by an Italian officer Augusto Albini and was perfected by an English gunsmith, Francis Braendlin. The rifle has a front-hinged, forward lifting action that has a mechanism which works together with the hammer-striker assembly to simultaneously lock and fire the rifle. When fired, the striker moves into the back of the breech block striking the firing pin and locking the block in place at ignition. Both striker and firing pin move in the same line as the rifle bore. Pulling the hammer back withdraws the striker from the breech block allowing it to be lifted on its pivot pin by means of a small fixed knob on the right side of the block. This is an excellent example of the Albini-Braendlin 11mm calibre service rifle. It has 33 1/2" barrel which is clean with crisp rifling and measures 53 1/2" overall. It has all original wood work which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected and a contemporaneous field repair to the bottom edge of the stock near to the steel butt plate. It has a steel trigger guard with extended tang, adjustable ladder rear sight, block and blade foresight, bayonet block, sling swivels and original steel clearing rod. The barrel, firing mechanism and butt plate are stamped with matching numbers '2095'. It has the correct hinged breech and heavy military hammer. The barrel is stamped with inspection marks and '1868' date. The loading and firing actions work perfectly. The rifle is complete with an original socket bayonet with 17 3/4" triangular blade which has a small stamped mark which appears to be 'FJI' or 'PJI'. The socket is stamped 'J1843' and fits the rifle snugly. The bayonet has it's original leather scabbard with buff leather tab at the throat. All leather and stitching are intact and the body of the scabbard is impressed with numbers '22231882'. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 10669:13
£895.00

1804-1822 English .46" Bore Percussion Pocket Pistol By George & John Wallis, Hull. Sn 10644 - 10644
George & John Wallis were English Gunmakers with premises at Mytongate, Hull, Yorkshire between 1804 & 1822. This is a nice percussion pocket pistol by George & John Wallis. The pistol is 6 1/4 inches overall with 2", .46" Bore barrel which has proof marks on the underside. The left side of the frame is engraved with the maker's name 'Wallis' within a foliate design. The right side is engraved 'Hull' within a similar foliate design. The trigger guard is decorated with a stylised star design. It's has a bag shaped wood grip. The pistol's cocking and firing mechanisms work with a strong action. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 10644
£375.00

C1830 English .46" Bore Percussion Overcoat Pistol With Turn Off Barrel By Fotherby, York. Sn 10655 - 10655
In Nigel Brown's books British Gunmakers Volumes 1 & 2 there are several provincial Gunmakers named Fotherby recorded, all based at various address in the York area of England. There are no London Gunmakers named Fotherby recorded in the Volumes. This is a nice English percussion overcoat pistol made C1830. It is 7 1/4 inches overall with a 3" turn off steel barrel which is .46" Bore. The barrel has English proof marks. It has plain bag shaped wood grip and has a good strong cocking & firing action. Both sides of the action have engraving. The left side has the maker's name 'Fotherby' within a decorative oval device. The right side has an engraved foliate design. It's trigger guard is decorated with a stylised star design and it has a sliding safety catch. The price for this pistol which is worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion black powder pistol no licence is required to possess in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 10655
£375.00

1886 Model 1871 Spanish 'Remington' Rolling Block 11.4x57 Calibre Rifle. Sn 10583 - 10583
The Remington patents for their rolling block rifles were purchased by several European countries. This weapon was manufactured in Spain for the Spanish Military. It was the standard Spanish infantry arm from it's adoption in 1871 until the turn of the century. The rifle is designed to similar specification to Remington's standard No.1 military rolling block. This is an excellent original Spanish 'Remington' Model 1871 rolling block rifle in obsolete 11.4x57 calibre. It has a 36" barrel (52" overall) and has an external hammer and ladder rear sight. The woodwork and metal work are undamaged and excellent. The woodwork has only the minor bumps & bruises to be expected of a weapon of this age. It's rifled bore is crisp & clean and it is complete with sling swivels, bayonet lug & cleaning rod. The weapon has several inspection marks and the right side plate is stamped 'Crown MO' and dated 1886. It's loading & firing actions work correctly. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this rifle in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A Firearms licence is required to possess this weapon in the UK for shooting. Sn 10583
£795.00

American Civil War Era .32 Calibre Moores / Williamsons 1864 Patent 6 Shot Teat Fire Revolver. Sn 10494 - 10494
Manufactured from 1864 to 1870 these 6 shot American front loading teat-fire revolvers were one of the most successful competitors to Smith & Wesson and it is believed that their popularity was one of the reasons for Colt's purchase of the National Arms Co in 1870. It has the correct sheathed trigger and swivel loading gate on the right side of the frame forward of the cylinder. The top of the barrel is faintly marked "MOORE'S PAT. FIRE ARMS CO. BROOKLYN N.Y." and the underside with number "9716''. "D. WILLIAMSON'S PATENT JANUARY 5, 1864" is marked around the rear edge of the cylinder. The Nickel plated & 'Gold Washed' frame and butt strap are nicely scroll engraved with a punch dot background. Much of the nickel plating remains and some traces of the 'Gold Wash'. It has smooth dark rosewood grips. The cocking & firing action work as they should. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique teat fire pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 10494
£575.00

Large, Quality, C1850 .8" Bore Percussion Fowling Piece/ Punt Gun, Shotgun, By Wilson, York With Walnut Stock & Damascus Brown Barrel. A 550 - A 550
In Brown's Book British Gunmakers Vol.2, page 370, the English Gunsmith George Oliver Wilson is recorded as having premises at 3 Peter Lane, York between 1847-1890. This is a large percussion fowling piece/ Punt Gun by Wilson. This would have been an expensive weapon to purchase when it was made C1850. It is .8" bore and has a 39 1/2" stepped round to octagonal brown damascus barrel with bottom rib (56 1/2" overall). It's bore is good with just the staining to be expected with age and use. It has beautiful walnut stock with chequered neck, German Silver & steel fittings. It has a plain steel butt plate with foliate engraved tang. It has a heavy steel dolphin hammer, side plate, action finial and trigger guard with extended tang & Acanthus bud finial. All are nicely engraved with a foliate design. The barrel has a post foresight. The top of the barrel is engraved by the manufacturer 'G.O. Wilson Maker York'. The top of the barrel at the breech end has foliate engraving. The piece which is a heavy 6.1 Kg is complete with its original wood ramrod with brass end cap. Price for this excellent fowling piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of collection or display. A 550
£2,400.00
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