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Rare & Original Napoleonic Era French Spontoon / Pike. Sn 12884. - 12884
This is an original French Napoleonic era Spontoon / Pike with wooden shaft. It is 98 ¼” overall length, with a steel end cap. The removable crossbar has pyramid ends and is 5 ½” width. The leaf shaped spear point blade with medial ridge is 12” length and is secured to the shaft by a 4 ½” long steel ferrule with 8 ½” riveted steel straps. The shaft is undamaged and the metal has even patina. Due to the size of this item delivery will be by arrangement and within the UK only. Sn 12884. (NB A similar but shorter spontoon from the same period is also available see stock number A 12 / 5001. The pair would make a superb display piece either together or individually)
£650.00

Swiss Military Vetterli M1878 (M78) .41 Rim Fire Fire Calibre Bolt Action Rifle By Waffenfabrik Bern. Sn 12948 - 12948
The Vetterli rifles were a series of Swiss army service rifles in use from 1869 to circa 1890, when they were replaced with Schmidt-Rubin rifles. Modified Vetterli rifles were also used by the Italian Army. The Swiss Vetterli rifles combined the American M1866 Winchester rifle's tubular magazine and a bolt system derived from the German Dreyse. Due to the Swiss Federal Council's early 1866 decision to equip the army with a breech loading repeating rifle, the Vetterli rifles were, at the time of their introduction, the most advanced military rifles in Europe. This is an excellent M78 Vetterli bolt action rifle in .41 rim fire obsolete calibre rifle. It has all original, undamaged wood furniture. The left side plate is stamped with ‘Swiss Cross’ mark and stamped 'M78 Waffenfabrik Bern' together with model designation ‘M78’ and serial number ‘175747’. The barrel, butt plate and breech plate have matching numbers. The bolt is numbered ‘4286’ It has an adjustable rear sight, block & blade foresight, bayonet lug, sling swivels, steel butt plate and original cleaning rod. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. The loading & firing action works perfectly. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 12948
£795.00

American Ethan Allen & Company 1860 Patent Falling Block .44 Henry Rim Fire Calibre Single Shot Rifle. Sn 12890 - 12890
Ethan Allen (September 2, 1808– January 7, 1871) was a major American arms maker from Massachusetts USA. His first firearm, the "Pocket Rifle" was developed in 1836, and his first patent was granted in 1837. This is an excellent original Allen & Company 1860 Patent falling block rifle in .44 Henry Rim Fire Calibre. The top of the breech is marked with faint manufacturer detail ‘ E.Allen & Co, Worcester, Mass, Allens Pat Sept 18 1860’. It has a 26” round steel barrel stepped to octagonal towards the breech(43 ¾” overall), a small flip up rear sight and block & blade fore sight. The rifled barrel is clean. It has a steel butt plate with hinged trap and fore end block. The metal work has even patina. The rifle has all original undamaged wood work which has just minor bumps and bruises consistent with age and use. It has an external hammer and its falling block action operates as it should. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 12890
£1,295.00

1793-1833 Pair Of Thomas Fisher London English Flintlock Pocket Pistols With .47" Bore Screw Off Barrels. Sn 12794 - 12794
Thomas Fisher was an English gunmaker operating in London at various addresses including High Holborn, Mount Pleasant, Gray’s Inn Lane and Leicester Square between 1793 & 1833 (see page 158 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Volume 1). This is a nice pair of flintlock pocket pistols signed ‘T. Fisher’. They are each 6 ¼” overall with 1 ¾” screw off barrels which measure .47” at the open muzzle. On the left side they are engraved 'T.Fisher' and the right sides have engraved Arms & Banners. Both trigger guards are engraved with foliate designs and both hammers are fitted with flints. Both pistols have sliding safety catches. The firing actions of both these pistols work as they should. Their bag shaped wood grips are undamaged and fitted with void silver escutcheons. The price for this matching pair of pistols includes UK delivery. NB As antique flintlock pistols no licence is required to own them in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 12794
£975.00

C1800 English Thomas Jaques London .46” Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel & Unusual Safety Catch. Sn 12796 - 12796
Thomas Jaques was an English Gunmaker recorded as having premises at 20 Pitt Street, Tottenham Court Road, London between 1801 & 1802 (see page 173 of British Gunmakers Volume 1 by Brown). This is a nice Flintlock Pocket Pistol By Jaques. It is 6" overall with a 1 ½” screw off barrel which is .46” at the open muzzle. The left side of the pistol is engraved 'Jaques', the left 'London' both within foliate engraved decoration. The underside of the pistol has crisp proof marks. It has its original bag shaped wood grip fitted with void silver escutcheon. Its steel hammer is fitted with a flint and it has a concealed folding trigger & unusual sliding safety catch which is undamaged and functions correctly (the sliding safety bar has a pin end. The pin when pushed forward not only locks the hammer but also enters a purpose made hole in the pan lid which keeps the lid securely closed preventing exposure of gunpowder in the pan & accidental ignition or loss of the gunpowder. Many pistols with this type of safety catch are broken by owners, unaware of the feature, forcing the pan open and breaking the safety pin). Its action works as it should. 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 a part of a collection or display. Sn 12796
£495.00

C1820 English Thomas Spencer,London, .45” Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 12795 - 12795
Thomas Spencer was an English Gunmaker recorded as having premises at Mile End, Old Town, London in 1819 and at 34 Duke Street Southwark, London in 1841 (see page 204 of British Gunmakers Volume 1 by Brown). It is 6" overall with a 1 ½” screw off barrel which is .45” at the muzzle opening. The underside of the barrel has crisp proof marks. Its steel side plates are decorated with shield and banners on both sides. The left side has the manufacturer's name 'Spencer' & the right ‘London’. It has undamaged original bag shaped wood grip and sliding safety catch feature. The hammer is fitted with a 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 12795
£495.00

MINT, C1840, English Laird's Patent .44" Bore, Transitional 6 Shot Bar Hammer Percussion Revolver. Sn 12793 - 12793
This is a near mint transitional percussion revolver made C1840. It is 11 ¼” overall length with a rifled 4 ¼” octagonal barrel which is .44" at the muzzle opening. The barrel has a small blade fore sight. It has finely chequered walnut grips and decorative engraving to both sides of the case hardened action, trigger guard, top of the bar hammer and steel butt plate. The pistol retains its original finish. Although there are no manufacturer or patent markings on this revolver it is no doubt a transitional Laird’s Patent piece (J. W. Laird, Gunmaker listed in the 1849 Birmingham Gunmakers Register at 10 Steelhouse Lane Birmingham). The barrel and cylinder are stamped with proof/ inspection marks. Its firing mechanism works perfectly. The price for this excellent transitional revolver includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 12793
£975.00

1840 – 1842 English .60” Bore Percussion Pistol (Converted From Flintlock) By John Crosby Brown, Hull, Yorkshire With Octagonal Barrel. A 598 - A 598 / 12757
John Crosby Brown was an English Gunmaker who is recorded as having premises at 20 Mytongate Hull Yorkshire for a short period of time between . 1840 & 1842. Prior to 1840 Brown is recorded at the same address operating as Humphreys & Brown between 1833 & 1837 (see pages 181 and 256 of British Gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown). This is an excellent percussion pistol (Converted From Flintlock) By Brown. It is 14" overall with a 9" octagonal steel barrel which is .60" bore. The barrel has a small brass blade fore sight and 2 silver bands at the breech. The smoothbore has some staining consistent with age. The side plate has scroll engraving & dolphin hammer. The side plate is marked ‘Brown Hull’'. It has a walnut stock with chequered grip. Its steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial have light foliate engraving. It is complete with its wood ramrod with polished horn end cap. Its action works as it should. The metal and wood of the pistol have no damage. 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. A 598
£975.00

MINT, 1887 Dated Imperial German Army Spandau Model 1871/84 11mm Tube Magazine Bolt Action Rifle. A 595 - A 595 / 12774
The 11mm Mauser Model 1871/84 Rifle with tube magazine was adopted as the Infanterie-Gewehr 71/84. The rifle was designed and manufactured by Paul Mauser and Wilhelm Mauser of the Mauser company. It was issued to Infantry Regiments. This is a near mint example of the Mauser M1871/84. It has all original woodwork & metalwork with original finish. It has a flip up ladder rear sight, block & blade foresight, bayonet lug, steel butt plate and sling swivels. The barrel has a crisp rifled bore. The breech is nicely marked 'Spandau' with Crown and Imperial proof/ inspection marks and dated 1887'. The stock has crisp impressed Imperial German marks. The bolt action and firing mechanisms work perfectly. The price for this near mint obsolete calibre 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 a part of a collection or display. A Firearms certificate is required if this weapon is owned for the purpose of shooting. A 595
£1,200.00

Private Purchase .577 Snider Calibre 3 Band Rifle Retailed By Thomas Turner, Birmingham. Sn 4246 - 4246
This is a quality private purchase .577 Calibre Snider, 3 Band Rifle . It has all original Walnut woodwork throughout. It has a fine case hardened lock nicely engraved by the retailer ' Thomas Turner Fisher Street Birmingham'. The breech is marked with proof / inspection marks. It has a brass butt plate, trigger guard & fore end block. The rifle measures 55 inches overall with a 36 1/2 inch barrel and is complete with sling swivels, ram rod and ladder rear sight. The bore is nice and clean with crisp 3 groove rifling. It's cocking and firing action works perfectly. This is an obsolete calibre weapon and as such no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 4246
£1,200.00
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