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VERY RARE, One Of 16,000 British Crimean War Era 1856 Windsor USA Contract Pattern 1853 Enfield .577” Calibre 3 Band Percussion Rifled Musket With 1858 Dated Regiment Marked Butt Plate '4.L' To The 4th Lancers & U.S. Marked Socket Bayonet. A 581 - A 581
This is an excellent original example of the British 1853 Pattern rifled musket manufactured under contract to British War Department by Robbins and Lawrence, Windsor, Vermont, USA in 1856. During the Crimean War (1854-1856) there was a shortfall of Enfield rifle muskets. Insufficient numbers were being produced in the United Kingdom and, despite a contract for their manufacture being placed in Belgium, further assistance from both the United States and France was sought. An American contract was swiftly set up in February 1855 for 25,000 US rifle muskets, altered to the Enfield bore, to be made by Robbins and Lawrence of Windsor, Vermont. The American produced Enfields were stamped 'WINDSOR' on the lock. Although the contract was for 25,000 weapons, due to financial difficulties only 16,000 were produced in America for the British Army and marked ‘Windsor’. This is a very rare, original example of the Crimean War American contract 1853 Pattern 3-band Percussion Rifled Musket. The side plate is correctly stamped ‘Windsor’ and has the Queens crown (Victoria) together with ‘1856’ date. It has an excellent all original walnut stock, brass butt plate, brass trigger guard with extended tang, steel fore end block and original steel ram rod. The butt plate tang is crisply Regiment marked '4 L' (4th Lancers) together with 757 (weapon number) & date ‘1. 58’ (Jan 1858) indicating issue to the Lancers post Crimean War. The barrel has proof / inspection marks (all illustrated). The musket has a block and blade fore sight, sling swivels and ladder rear sight. The barrel has a clean rifled bore. Total length is 55" with a 39" barrel. The firing action works perfectly. The weapon is accompanied by its original U.S. made socket bayonet. The bayonet has the correct swivel collar and 18” flat triangular section blade which is straight and undamaged and tapers to a pin sharp point. The blade is stamped ‘U.S.’. The price for this very rare Crimean War era American made British Army Musket, one of only 16,000 manufactured, with bayonet includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion rifle, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. A 581
£1,295.00

Cased, Victorian C1850's 1st Type Deane Adams & Deane London (Makers To HRH Prince Albert) .32 Calibre Five Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver With Spurless Hammer & Octagonal Barrel With Accessories Including A WD Marked Black Powder Flask. Sn 14154 - 14154
The famous English gunsmith's Deane Adams and Deane had premises at 30 King William Street, London Bridge, London in 1852. Until the arrival of Samuel Colt at the Great Exhibition of 1851 with his display of percussion revolvers, British gun makers had largely neglected this style of weapon except for pepperbox revolvers. The arrival of Colt with his American methods of promoting business caused much resentment in the British gun trade. The outcome was a surge in quality revolver design and production by British makers including Deane Adams & Deane. This is an excellent, original, cased, 1st type, Deane Adams & Deane 5 shot percussion revolver. The weapon's double action firing mechanism work as it should. It has a 4 ½” octagonal barrel (9 ¼” overall). The barrel has a small blade fore sight & notched plate rear sight. The top of the frame is crisply marked 'Deane Adams & Deane Makers To HRH Prince Albert 30 King William Street, London Bridge' and has Victorian black powder proofs. It has foliate engraving to the frame & trigger guard. The frame is engraved ‘Adams Patent’ and partially legible ‘No. 5771?’1. Its finely chequered walnut grip is in great undamaged condition. The pistol's metal work is undamaged with original finish. The pistol is contained in its original wood case with hinged lid. The top of the lid is inlaid with a void central brass plate. The case has a brass lock (key absent). The inside of the lid has an original Deane Adams & Deane trade label. The case is lined with rich red felt and has compartments which contain accessories including a ‘Joyce & Co London’ labelled percussion cap tin which contains a quantity of percussion caps, a brass and steel double bullet mould for 1x lead ball and 1x lead conical bullet, a small quantity of .32 calibre lead balls and cloth wadding patches . Interestingly, also included is a copper and brass black powder flask which was found with the pistol. The flask is marked ‘James Dixon & Sons Sheffield’ and also has a British War Dept WD with arrow mark on the brass neck. The flask is without open/ close spring. The price for this cased pistol with accessories includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14154
£1,200.00

Victorian C1850, English John Cole, 10 Bore, Single Barrel Muzzle Loading, Percussion Shotgun With Walnut Stock & Ramrod. Sn 14190 - 14190
This is a Victorian muzzle loading percussion Shotgun. It has a 31 ½” round steel barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech and measures 48 ½” overall. The barrel is 19.64mm muzzle diameter (approx. 10 bore). The bore is clean.The shotgun has its original walnut stock with steel butt plate. The top of the wrist is inlaid with a void German Silver escutcheon and it has a polished horn fore end cap. The metal work has engraved decoration to the, side plate, breach tang, Dolphin hammer, steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial. The action plate is engraved with a ‘hunting dog in the field’ scene and signed by the maker ‘John Cole’. The top of the barrel is very faintly engraved ‘John Cole’ with unreadable address (there are several Gunsmiths by the name John Cole recorded as working in both London & the Provinces during the Victorian era). The weapon, strips, cocks & dry fires perfectly as it should. The shotgun is fitted with bead foresight & has its original brass tipped wood ramrod. Price for this antique shotgun includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14190
£475.00

C1850, Continental 18 Bore, Single Barrel Muzzle Loading Percussion Sporting Shotgun With Patch box, Ramrod & Sling. Sn 14189 - 14189
This is a continental muzzle loading percussion shotgun made C1850. It has a 31” round browned steel barrel and measures 47 ½” overall. The barrel is 16.23mm muzzle diameter (approx. 18 Bore). The smooth bore has staining and powder residue consistent with age and use. It has its original wood stock with chequered panels at the wrist and fore stock. The wood has just the bumps and bruises consistent with age. The shoulder stock has a steel hinged patchbox and figured cheek piece. The action plate and Dolphin hammer have light foliate engraved decoration. It has a plain steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial. The shotgun’s butt plate & bead fore sight are absent. The shotgun has its original steel ramrod. The shotgun is fitted with sling swivels and webbing sling. There are no visible manufacturer marks on the weapon. The weapon strips, cocks & dry fires perfectly as it should. Price for this attractive antique shotgun includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14189
£395.00

Victorian 1878 British Enfield Tower Snider .577 Calibre Cavalry Carbine. Sn 14188 - 14188
The Snider action was introduced to British service in 1866 and muzzle loading Enfield Carbines were converted to allow the use of the .577 calibre brass cartridge. They remained in use until the Martini Henry was introduced. This Snider cavalry carbine has a 19” round steel barrel with clean bore which has crisp well defined rifling. The metal work has even patina throughout. It has a brass butt plate and trigger guard with extended tang & fore end block. The wood is all original. The action plate is marked ’Tower’ (Enfield) together with ‘1878’ date & crisp Queen’s Crown with Royal Cypher ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina). The breech has small inspection marks. The action is strong and works as it should. It has a block & blade foresight, adjustable rear ladder sight and steel ram rod. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 14188
£695.00

VERY SCARCE, Napoleonic Wars Era British Ketland & Co New Land Pattern (42” Barrel) Officer’s Private Purchase .75” Bore Brown Bess Flintlock Musket To ‘A.Taylor’ With Brass Fittings & Original Ram Rod. Sn 14212 - 14212
Ketland & Co were English gunsmith's based at various addresses in Birmingham & London between 1785-1819. This is an original British Officer’s private purchase Brown Bess New Land pattern flintlock musket. The New Land Pattern was introduced into British service C1802 after the signing of the Peace of Amiens to end the French Revolutionary Wars, when possibility seemed high of a return to peacetime levels of production (see page 36 plate 30 & page 37 of British Military Long Arms 1715-1815 by Bailey). Unfortunately peace did not last and the Napoleonic Wars began in 1803 culminating in the Battle Of Waterloo in 1815. This example of the New Land Pattern by Ketland & Co has the correct 42” round steel barrel with block foresight. It measures 58 ½” overall length. Its smooth bore is clean. It has its original lock plate engraved with the manufacturer’s name ‘T. Ketland & Co’. It has the correct heavy swan neck hammer fitted with flint. It has its original walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected and original steel ram rod. The stock has an inlaid brass roundel engraved ‘A+Taylor’ no doubt the name of the British officer who commissioned this piece. It also has the correct sling swivels and brass furniture . The metal work has even patina throughout and it cocks and dry fires perfectly. The price for this historic piece worthy of further research regarding the Officer’s name includes UK delivery. N.B As an antique musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14212
£3,450.00

Early 1800’s English T.H. Bolton London 54 Bore Brass Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 14146 - 14146
This is an excellent brass flintlock pocket pistol made in the early 1800’s. Its brass barrel is 3” in length. The front 2 ¼” of the barrel section screws off and the pistol measures 7" overall. The underside of the barrel has proof marks. Its action has engraved oval panels on the left and right sides. The left panel is signed by the manufacturer ‘T.H. Bolton’, the fight ‘London’. Its steel trigger guard is engraved with an oval foliate design. It has a steel hammer. The pistol's bag shaped wood grip is undamaged. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly. The pistol is worthy of further research re the maker who we have been unable to find any record of. The 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 14146
£475.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD Early 1800's Tomlinson Dublin Steel Framed 54 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Cannon Barrel & Walnut Grip Inlaid With Silver & Copper Wire. Sn 14148 - 14148
A Gunsmith by the name of Tomlinson operated in Dublin, Ireland C1800. He produced quality Flintlock firearms. There are a couple of English Gunsmiths named Tomlinson recorded but they both worked post 1850 in the percussion era (see page 349 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol 2). This is an excellent steel framed flintlock pocket pistol most likely by the Irish flintlock manufacturer Tomlinson. Its Cannon barrel is 3 ½” in length. The front 2 ½” of the barrel section screws off and the pistol measures 8" overall. Its steel frame is nicely engraved with a foliate design and the left side of the action has a banner signed by the manufacturer 'Tomlinson’. The underside of the barrel has proof/ inspection marks (illustrated). Its steel trigger guard is engraved with a diamond shape design. The hammer is fitted with a flint. The pistol's bag shaped Walnut grip is undamaged and beautifully inlaid with silver and copper wire decoration. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly. The price for this desirable pistol 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 14148
£0.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD 1814-1820 British Officer’s Private Purchase India Pattern .75” Bore Brown Bess Flintlock Musket By Clark (London) Marked ‘140’ With Brass Fittings & Original Ram Rod. Sn 14191 - 14191
This is an original India Pattern Brown Bess Officer’s private purchase flintlock musket. It is 55” overall length with a 39” round steel barrel with block foresight and proof/ inspection marks at the breech. Its smooth bore is clean. It has its original lock plate crisply engraved with the manufacturer’s name ‘Clark’ (most likely John Clark gunmaker Chamber Street London 1814-1820 for reference see page 149 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol 1). It has the correct heavy swan neck hammer. It has its original walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected and original steel ram rod. It also has the correct sling swivels and brass furniture . The wood is impressed and brass side plate are both stamped with number ‘140’. The metal work has even patina throughout and it cocks and dry fires perfectly. Price for this historic piece includes UK delivery. N.B As an antique musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14191
£0.00

BEST QUALITY, Early 1800’s Pair Of 22 Bore Flintlock Belt Pistols By Egg London Converted To Percussion With Octagonal Damascus Steel Barrels & Walnut Full Stocks. Sn 14145 - 14145
Durs Egg (1748–1831) was a Swiss-born British gunmaker, noted for his quality pistols and for his company's production of the Ferguson rifle. Egg was apprenticed in Solothurn and Paris before establishing his own business in London in 1772. He was a contemporary of Joseph Manton, Jean Samuel Pauly and the uncle of Joseph Egg. When the famous gunsmith Durs Egg died in 1831 his Son John Egg took over the business operating at Haymarket London. In 1839 The business name reverted to Durs Egg at 4 Pall Mall London until 1854 then at 4 Colonnade Pall Mall from 1855 to 1865. This is a best quality pair of flintlock belt pistols converted to percussion by Egg. The matching pistols are beautifully engraved with a foliate design on the action plates, hammers trigger guards, butt caps and action tangs. The actions both have double silver bands. The action plates are both signed by the manufacturer 'Egg’ (London). Both measure 9" overall & have beautiful 4 ½” browned damascus steel octagonal barrels which are 22 bore. The bores are clean and bright. Both pistols have blued steel belt bars. The trigger guards, ram rod mounts and pommel caps are also blued. Both pistols have sliding bolt safety catches and are both numbered ‘1087’ which is engraved on their trigger guards. They both have undamaged attractive full walnut stocks with chequered panels at the grip. The back of each stock is inlaid with silvered escutcheons which feature ‘an arm holding a lighted torch’ motif, most likely a family crest or coat of arms. The pistols have their original wood ramrods with steel worms and horn end caps. Their cocking & firing actions work as they should. Price for this pair of nicely marked pistols worthy of further research re the family crest includes UK delivery. NB No licence is required to own these antique percussion pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14145
£1,975.00
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