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SOLD SOLD SOLD RARE & UNUSUAL, British Cooper & Goodman Birmingham 1863 Patent Breech Loading .451 Calibre Match Rifle With Henry Rifling, Ladder Rear & Adjustable Shrouded Fore Sight. Sn 14372 - 14372
Cooper & Goodman were Birmingham based gunmakers who manufactured a large number of military and civilian arms during their many decades in business. The firm was started in 1838 by Joseph Rock Cooper and became the partnership of Cooper & Goodman in 1857. They operated at 32 Woodcock Street and 77 Baggot Street from 1857 to 1870, and continued in business at other addresses until 1886, when the firm became the business of Charles Henry Cooper, who remained in business a various Birmingham addresses until 1917. Cooper apparently maintained his own individual business during much of the same time period, as J.R. Cooper. Alexander Henry, the famous Edinburgh gunsmith is most renowned for his involvement in the introduction the Martini Henry rifle and invention of ‘Henry Patent Rifling’. This is an excellent original rare and unusual example of a Cooper & Goodman 1863 patent .451 calibre breech loading single shot match rifle. It has all original undamaged woodwork throughout with chequered panels ant the fore stock and wrist. It has a shrouded adjustable hooded fore sight, flip up ‘Henry’ ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, steel cleaning rod & trigger guard with extended tang. The 33” steel barrel's bore is clean with crisp Henry Patent rifling. The rifle measures 42” overall. The metal work has even patina throughout. The top of the barrel is stamped with proof marks. The unusual top loading breech action works correctly and is fully functional. The breech is stamped ‘JR Cooper’s Patent 1863’. The action plate is signed ‘Cooper & Goodman’. 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 for this rare piece includes UK delivery. Sn 14372
£0.00

Victorian British Cavalry Officer’s Private Purchase .650 Calibre Muzzle Loading Carbine By Greener Gunmaker To HRH Prince Albert With Captive Steel Ram Rod & Saddle Bar. Sn 14329 - 14329
The famous W.W. Greener English sporting shotgun and rifle manufacturer was established in 1829 and is still in business, with a fifth generation Greener serving on its board of directors. In the mid 1800’s Greener was producing firearms at the St Mary’s Works Birmingham and had Royal appointments with the British Monarchy. This is a Victorian British Officer’s private purchase percussion cavalry carbine Greener. It has a 24” steel barrel which is a clean .650 carbine smooth bore and measures 40 ½” overall. The side plate is marked ‘Greener’ and the top of the barrel ‘Greener maker To HRH Prince Albert’. It has its original walnut stock which is excellent condition as is its metal work with original blue finish. The right side of the stock has its original steel saddle bar and the shoulder stock is fitted with sling swivel. It has a brass butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang, ram rod mounts and fore end block. It has a heavy military hammer, blade fore sight, block with ‘v’ notch rear sight and original captive steel ram rod. The weapon cocks & dry fires with a strong action. Price for carbine by a famous maker includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14329
£1,275.00

RARE, Cased Pair Of Original American 1870-1880 .41 Rim Fire Calibre Nickel Plated Colt No.1 ‘Knuckle Duster’ Derringers. Sn 14348 - 14348
Colt made their No.1 Derringers between 1870 and 1880. This is an excellent pair of original .41 RF Calibre nickel plated steel ‘Knuckle Duster’ Derringers rare to find as a cased pair. Each pistol measures 5” overall with 2 ¾” barrels which have flat tops with German Silver blade fore sights. The barrel flats are crisply marked by the manufacturer ‘Colt’s PT FA MFG Co Hartford CT USA No.1’ with Maltese cross marks either side. The pistol’s rifled bores have just light staining consistent with age and use. They have spurred steel hammers incorporating a ‘v’ rear sight & sheathed triggers. They have the correct distinctive hooked handle with the appearance of a knuckle duster (the heavy handle could be used to strike an assailant). The action frames have crisp foliate engraved decoration. The barrels swing to the left for loading. The barrels move by operation of a sliding knurled steel button on the right side of their frames. Their loading and firing actions work perfectly. The pistols retain most of their original nickel finish. One pistol has matching numbers ‘1820’ on the underside of the barrel and frame. The other has matching numbers ‘3106’ in the same locations. The derringers are contained in their original period fitted Walnut case with hinged lid and lock (key absent). The case has brass hinges and an inlaid brass Eagle roundel applied to the centre of the lid. The inside of the case is lined with padded red velvet and has cut out sections which snugly fit the pistols. The price includes UK delivery. NB As obsolete calibre antique pistols no licence is required to own them in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14348
£2,900.00

Victorian English Reade Of London .36" Calibre Brass Framed Bar Hammer, 6 Shot Pepper Box Revolver. Sn 14349 - 14349
Revolving pepper box multi shot pistols were produced from the late 1820s and were designed for civilian use. They were made in numerous calibres. This is original bar hammer pepperbox is in .36" calibre. The pistol has 6 x 3" barrels and measures 7 ½” overall. The barrels are stamped with proof marks and have clean bores. The barrels are also numbered 1-6. The brass action, grip frame, steel bar hammer and trigger guard are decorated with foliate and geometric engraving. The left side is signed ‘Reade London’ (either the manufacturer or retailer). The pistol has an undamaged Walnut grip. A nice example of a Victorian personal protection weapon worthy of further research re the manufacturer. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14349
£975.00

SCARCE, 1876- Early 1900's French 8mm Calibre Repeating Palm Pistol By Mitrailleuse D’Armes St Etienne. Sn 14350 - 14350
These pistols unusual small calibre 4 shot 'palm squeeze' repeating pistols were made between 1896 and C1911. They were marketed as self defence weapons. This is a good example in obsolete 8mm calibre. The barrel is stamped ‘Mitrailleuse’. The right side of the frame is marked "Manufacture Mitrailleuse D’Armes St Etienne " within panel (illustrated). The left side ‘Surete’ within panel above ‘Dechargement Et Demontage’ within panel (illustrated). The action casing has tooled decoration and features a 3 position switch on the left side and it has a wood palm grip butt. The action casing has areas of staining and pitting consistent with age and use. The squeeze firing action works as it should. The pistol has a 2" barrel and measures 5 ¼” overall. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘3204’. The pistol has a sliding ribbed steel breech cover and flat top barrel rib. It’s post fore sight is absent. The price for this hard to find, unusual pistol 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 14350
£1,200.00

C1820 English .67 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel By Thomas. Sn 14344 - 14344
There were many English gunsmiths by the name of Thomas operating in both London and the Provinces during the Georgian and Victorian eras. This is an excellent flintlock pocket pistol made C1820. It is 5 ½” overall with a 2½” screw off barrel which is 10mm diameter at the muzzle opening (approx. 67 bore). The smooth bore has staining consistent with age but no pitting or rust. The underside of the barrel has crisp proof marks (illustrated). The action is decorated with shield and banners on the right side and signed by the manufacturer ‘Thomas’ on the left. It has undamaged original bag shaped wood grip and sliding safety catch feature. The hammer is fitted with flint. The cocking & firing actions work as they should. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a private collection or display. Sn 14344
£495.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD 1821-1830 English Richard Brunton, York, 36 Bore Percussion Holster Pistol With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 14325 - 14325
This is a very good percussion pistol made C1830. It is 14 ½” overall with a 9 ¼” octagonal steel barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore is clean. The barrel’s muzzle diameter is 12mm (approx. 36 bore). It’s steel side plate, action tang, Dolphin hammer, trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial, have light foliate engraved decoration. The side plate is signed ‘Brunton’ and the top barrel flat ‘York’ (Richard Brunton, High Street Doncaster Yorkshire 1817-1820 & Stonegate, York 1821-1830, see page 182 of ‘British Gunmakers Vol.2’ by Brown). It has sliding safety bolt, blade fore sight and ‘v’ notch frame rear sight. It has its original, undamaged walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises consistent with age. The top of the wrist is inlaid with void silver escutcheon. The pistol has its original wood ram rod with brass end cap and steel worm. Its cocking and firing actions work as they 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 14325
£0.00

C1870 Liege Belgium Nickel Plated 5mm Pin Fire Ladies 6 Shot Purse Revolver With Folding Trigger & Original Period Leather Covered Wood Clamshell Case. Sn 14307:2 - 14307:2
This is a very good 6 shot 5mm pinfire double action revolver made in Liege C1870. Its small calibre and frame allowed this type of pistol to be carried by ladies in their purses for personal protection. This example is in full working order with all the springs functioning. It measures 5 ½” overall with a 2 ½” octagonal barrel. It’s nickel plating is worn and tarnished in areas consistent with age but the metal is undamaged. It has a typical folding trigger and undamaged wood grips. The pistol is stamped with Liege proof marks 'Crown Above R' (Liege mark post 1852) and '* above F'. The pistol is side gate loading, has a post fore sight and a captive ejector rod. The pistol is accompanied by its original leather covered wood clamshell hard case with clasp fastener. The case is lined and padded with cotton and silk. The leather has some scuffing consistent with age but is all intact and fits the pistol perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. 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. Sn 14307:2
£425.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD As Found, Early 1800’s, 13 Bore, Percussion Belt Pistol By Henry Nock London (Later Wilkinson Sword) With Belt Bar, Octagonal Barrel, Hinged Patch Compartment & Captive Ram Rod. Sn 14306 - 14306
Henry Nock (1741–1804) was a British inventor and engineer of the Napoleonic period, best known as a gunsmith. As well as supplying the military and civilian markets, Nock made expensive pieces for the aristocracy and Royalty and was an appointed gun maker to the King. Nock's business eventually became Wilkinson Sword. This is a good original percussion belt pistol by Nock. It is 12 ½” overall length with a 6” octagonal barrel which has a small brass bead fore sight. The muzzle opening measures 18mm (approx. 13 Bore). Its smooth bore has staining consistent with age. The original Walnut full stock furniture has a contemporary repair to a crack near to the butt which is stable and secure. The butt has a hinged patch compartment. The pistol has its original captive steel ram rod. Its Dolphin hammer, steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial and action with German Silver band have foliate engraved decoration. The lock plate is marked by the manufacturer ‘Nock London’. The left side of the weapon has its original steel belt bar decorated with foliate engraving. The cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this pistol in as found condition, by a prestigious manufacturer includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display . Sn 14306
£0.00

Victorian English 22 Bore Percussion Converted From Flintlock Traveling Pistol With Octagonal Barrel By Smith. Sn 14305 - 14305
This is a good percussion pistol, nipple & drum converted from flintlock. It is 11” overall with a 6” octagonal steel barrel. One barrel flat has black powder proof marks. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining consistent with age. It’s steel side plate, action tang, Dolphin hammer, trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial, have light foliate engraved decoration. The side plate is faintly engraved with indistinct lettering which appears to contain the name Smith (there were many Gunsmiths named Smith working in both London & the Provinces during the Georgian and Victorian eras). It has sliding safety bolt and blade fore sight. It has its original, undamaged walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises consistent with age. The pistol has its original wood ram rod with brass end cap. Its cocking and firing actions work as they 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 14305
£395.00
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