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MINT BORE, American Civil War,1863, Colt Pocket Model of 1849 .31 Calibre, Cap And Ball, 6 Shot, Single Action, Revolver With Brass Frame, Octagonal Barrel Captive Steel Ram Rod & Period Leather Holster . Sn 15772 - 15772
The family of Colt Pocket Percussion Revolvers evolved from the iconic 1860 Army and 1851 Navy Revolvers and were produced between 1849 and 1872. This original U.S. Colt .31 Calibre Cap and Ball, 6 shot Pocket Model of 1849 Revolver is in very good original condition with even patina throughout. It has a brass trigger guard and grip frame. The pistol has the correct brass pin fore sight and notched hammer rear sight. It has an undamaged American Walnut grip. The left side of its frame is stamped 'Colts Patent' and the brass grip frame ‘.31’ (calibre). The top of the 4 " octagonal barrel is correctly marked ' Address Col Saml Colt New York US America'. The bore is near mint clean with crisp well defined rifling. It has matching serial numbers '241341' stamped on its frame, barrel, trigger guard and butt which dates its manufacture to 1863. The cylinder is marked 'Colt's Patent 41641’. The cylinder has faint, correct engraved ‘Stage Coach hold Up Scene’. The weapon's single action firing mechanism and captive steel ‘lever’ ram rod work as they should. The pistol is complete with its original period, brown leather holster which fits the pistol perfectly. The holster has a full flap cover with single brass stud on the body of the holster which attaches to an eyelet on the flap cover. The rear of the holster has a single belt loop fixed to the body by a single brass rivet. The leather of the holster has some surface scuffing consistent with age and use but all stitching and leather of the holster body, belt loop and flap are intact. The price for this historic Samuel Colt percussion revolver with period holster includes UK delivery. NB As an antique cap and ball revolver, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15772
£1,375.00

SOLD SOLD (10/11) 1842 Dated American Mexican War & Civil War Era Robert Johnson Connecticut U.S Army Model 1836 28 Bore Percussion Pistol Converted from Flintlock With Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 15768 - 15768
This is an original percussion pistol converted from flintlock by the American Arms manufacturer Robert Johnson Connecticut USA. There were two manufacturers of these guns: Asa Waters and Robert Johnson. Combined, the production totals 41,000 guns. These pistols were the last U.S. Martial pistol to use the flintlock system, and many consider them the best of all U.S. flint guns due to their craftsmanship and aesthetic appeal. The guns are historically significant as they were the primary issue pistol during the Mexican American War (1846-1848), and were significantly used during the American Civil War (1861-1865), especially in the percussion converted format, due to arms shortages on both sides. The pistol is 14” overall length with an 8 ¼” round steel barrel. The smooth bore has just staining and residue consistent with age and use. The original Walnut woodwork is a nice deep brown and has just the bumps and bruises to be expected of a weapon of this age. The metal work has even patina. The pistol has the correct heavy steel butt cap with extended tang that could be used as a cudgel during combat and original captive steel ram rod. The barrel has US Army inspection proof / marks ‘US/LF/P’. The barrel has a brass blade fore sight and shallow grooved oval rear sight on the barrel tang. The barrel is correctly mounted with a nipple. The action plate has manufacturer detail ‘U.S. (Army) R. JOHNSON MIDDN CONN’ & ‘1842’ date (all illustrated). The action functions as it should. The price for this Mexican War / Civil War era pistol 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 display or collection. Sn 15768
£0.00

RARE, American Civil War Era 1860-1869, Model 1860 Spencer Repeating Rifle Company .52 Obsolete Calibre Repeating Cavalry Carbine With 7 Shot Tubular Magazine & Saddle Bar With Ring. Sn 15782 - 15782
The Spencer .52 calibre repeating rifle was designed by Christopher Spencer in 1860. It was a manually operated lever-action, repeating carbine size rifle (39" overall) fed from a tube magazine. It was adopted by the Union Army, especially by the Cavalry, during the American Civil War. Production began in 1860 and ended in 1869. The Spencer had an innovative 7 shot tubular magazine fed into the butt via a trap with steel latch. This is an original example in good condition for its age. The metal work has even patina and its original wood stock has just the knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected. The barrel’s bore has staining and residue consistent with age. The rifling is crisp. It is fitted with a flip up rear sight and fixed fore sight together with steel saddle bar with ring. It is also fitted with single sling swivel, correct steel butt plate & tubular magazine with latch plate. The top of the breech is stamped very faintly stamped with partially visible ‘Spencer Repeating Rifle Co Boston Mass Pat’d March 6 1860’ together with manufacturer’s stylised monogram. There is no visible serial number on our example. The loading and firing actions work perfectly. The inside of the action has two ‘II’ inspection marks. The price for this American Civil War era carbine includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15782
£1,875.00

RARE, SUPERB, MINT BORE, 1885 American Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action .40-60 Winchester Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Buffalo / Big Game Hunting Rifle With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 15781 - 15781
The Winchester Model 1876 was a heavier-framed rifle than the Model 1866 or Model 1873 and was the first to be chambered for full-powered centre fire rifle cartridges, as opposed to rim fire cartridges or handgun-sized centre fire rounds. The 1876 earned a reputation as a durable and powerful hunting rifle. The .40-60 Winchester is a centre fire rifle cartridge intended for 19th Century big-game hunting. Nomenclature of the era indicated the .40-60 cartridge contained a 0.40-inch (10 mm) diameter bullet with 60 grains (3.9 g) of gunpowder. Winchester Repeating Arms Company necked down the .45-60 Winchester cartridge to hold a bullet with improved ballistics for the Winchester Model 1876 rifle. This is a rare, excellent original example of the 1876 lever action rifle in the large 40-60 Winchester centre fire calibre. It has a 20 ¼” octagonal barrel & measures 41" overall length. The rifle's bore is near mint, clean with crisp rifling. It has all original Walnut woodwork and blued metal work with original finish. The breech tang is crisply stamped 'Model 1876' and the top of the barrel is stamped 'Winchester Repeating Arms Co New Haven CT King’s Improvement Patented March 29 1866 October 16 1860’ (the patent refers to a convenient new type of loading gate, devised by Winchester plant superintendent Nelson King ‘King’s Improvement’). The barrel also has calibre detail ‘Cal 40-60’. The weapon is serial number 57167 which dates its manufacture to 1885. It has an adjustable flip up graduated rear sight, pinched blade foresight , steel butt plate with brass trap, steel fore end block, sliding breech dust cover and full length tube magazine. It's lever, loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this rare, superb 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 part of a collection or display. Sn 15781
£5,750.00

1875 - 1912 American Colt No.3 .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Nickel Plated Brass Frame Single Shot Derringer With Pivot Barrel. Sn 15769 - 15769
An original .41 Cal Rim Fire, Colt No.3 derringer. The No.3 Colt derringer, also known as the Thuer model after a patented design by F. Alexander Theur, was the most popular of the three Colt derringer models. Production ran from 1875 through until 1912. The serial numbers are often stamped beneath the grips, and are not visible unless the grips are removed (we have not removed the grips). Our example has a nickel plated brass frame with a sheathed trigger. The nickel plating is worn in areas which is to be expected of a weapon of this age. Its 2 ½” barrel pivots to the right for loading (the hammer must be at half cock to pivot the barrel). The barrel pivots as it should and is tight. It’s bore has just staining to be expected, the rifling is crisp. The top of the barrel is signed by the manufacturer ‘Colt’. It has its original American walnut grips which are in very good condition and secured with a single recessed brass screw bolt. It is stamped on the left side of the frame with calibre detail "41 Cal". Its loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. The price includes UK delivery. NB as an obsolete calibre rim fire derringer no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15769
£675.00

1875 - 1912 American Colt No.3 .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Brass Frame Single Shot Derringer With Pivot Barrel. Sn 15770 - 15770
An original .41 Cal Rim Fire, Colt No.3 derringer. The No.3 Colt derringer, also known as the Thuer model after a patented design by F. Alexander Theur, was the most popular of the three Colt derringer models. Production ran from 1875 through until 1912. The serial numbers are often stamped beneath the grips, and are not visible unless the grips are removed (we have not removed the grips). Our example has a brass frame with a sheathed trigger. Its 2 ½” barrel pivots to the right for loading (the hammer must be at half cock to pivot the barrel). The barrel pivots as it should and is tight. It’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. The top of the barrel is signed by the manufacturer ‘Colt’. It has its original American walnut grips which are in excellent condition and secured with a single recessed brass screw bolt. It is stamped on the left side of the frame with calibre detail "41 Cal". Its loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB as an obsolete calibre rim fire derringer no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15770
£695.00

SCARCE, MINT BORE, All MATCHING NUMBERS, 1877 Swedish Remington Rolling Block 12mm Obsolete Calibre Cavalry Carbine With Full Stock & Saddle Bar. Sn 15779 - 15579
The Remington Rolling Block rifles and carbines were breech-loading weapons produced from the mid-1860s into the early 20th century by E. Remington and Sons (later Remington Arms Company). The weapons were made in America and under licence in Europe. The action of these weapons were extremely strong, and could easily withstand the increased pressure of the new smokeless powders coming into use by the late 1880s. This is an excellent original Swedish Remington rolling block carbine. The metal has very small ‘JP’ and ‘WN’, ‘ES’ & ‘TN’ stamps most likely factory inspectors marks and Swedish crown inspection marks. The right side of the frame is dated '1877', the left side, butt plate tang, barrel and forward barrel block have matching numbers ‘2361'. It has an 18” barrel which has near mint bore, clean with crisp rifling (34” overall), an external hammer, steel butt plate, winged blade fore sight and ladder rear sight. The metal is undamaged and has even patina throughout. The wood full stock is all original and has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. It is fitted with a steel saddle bar. The loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this scarce carbine 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. Sn 15579
£675.00

RARE, MINT BORE, Imperial German Osterreichische Waffenfabrik (Austrian Arms Factory) Model 1871 11mm Obsolete Calibre Cavalry Carbine. Sn 15783 - 15783
The Mauser Model 1871 Carbine was designed and manufactured by Paul and Wilhelm Mauser. These weapons were issued to Cavalry Regiments. This is an excellent original example of the Mauser M1871 carbine. It's woodwork is undamaged and all original. The metalwork has even patina throughout. It has a 20" barrel and measures 39 ½” overall. It's rifled bore is near mint, clean with crisp rifling. The barrel block is marked by the manufacturer ‘Oesterr Waffb Ges’ (Osterreichische Waffenfabrik Gesellschaft) roughly translating to ‘Austrian Arms Factory’ together with Imperial proof/ inspection marks. The bolt action and firing mechanism work as they should. It has a steel butt plate and is complete with sling swivels, fixed block & blade fore sight and flip up ladder rear sight. The action also has numbers 1876 & 1877 together with ‘K Mod 71’. The price for this rare carbine includes UK delivery. N.B. As an antique obsolete calibre breech loading weapon no licence is required to own this carbine in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15783
£695.00

1909 British BSA Martini Action .310 Cadet / Greener Obsolete Calibre Cadet Rifle With Australian Commonwealth WD ‘CMF’ (Citizen Military Force) Markings. Sn 15777 - 15777
This is an excellent BSA Martini Action .310 Obsolete Calibre Cadet Rifle With Australian Military markings. These British made rifles were used as training rifles and fire the now obsolete calibre .310 Cadet (310 Greener) round which was introduced by Greener in 1900. It is complete with sling Swivels, shrouded foresight & adjustable rear sight. The steel barrel's bore is clean with sharp and well defined rifling and it has a crisp martini action which works perfectly. It has all original wood furniture and metal work & has a steel butt plate. The left side plate is crisply stamped 'Made By The Birmingham Small Arms Co Ltd' & with the BSA piled rifles trademark. The right side is crisply stamped 'Commonwealth Of Australia’ & number '4172’. The top of the breech is stamped with Australian Kangaroo mark. The barrel is stamped with calibre detail ‘310’ and ’12-120’. The stock is crisply impressed ‘CMF’ to the Citizen Military Force (Australia’s Home Guard) number ‘731’ and dated ‘5/09’ (May 1909). 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 15777
£795.00

SOLD SOLD (03/11) Victorian 1871-1889 British Braendlin Armoury Birmingham Martini Henry 577x450 Obsolete Calibre Cavalry Carbine With Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 15790 - 15790
The Braendlin Armoury Co Ltd were based at 1, 2 & 3 Lower Loveday St, Birmingham between 1871-1889. This is a very good Braendlin Armoury Martini Henry cavalry carbine. The action fitted with saddle bar & ring is numbered ‘11212’ together with ‘Martini’s Patent’ and the crossed lances mark of the Braendlin Armoury. The woodwork is all original and has just the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The carbine’s 22” barrel has just staining consistent with age and crisp well defined Henry patent rifling. The carbine measures 38 ¼” overall length. The barrel has Birmingham proof marks and calibre detail ‘577/450’ together with ‘Henry’s Patent B8118’. It has a block & blade foresight, ladder rear sight and steel butt plate. Its loading and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre, antique firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15790
£0.00
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