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ORIGINAL Mid 1800's American Eli Whitney, Whitneyville Armoury .32 Rim Fire Calibre, 6 Shot, Single Action Brass Framed ‘Navy’ Percussion Revolver. Sn 11383. - 11383
The American Whitneyville Armoury was Founded in 1798 at New Haven Connecticut by Eli Whitney (Whitney was involved in production of the Colt Whitney Walker Dragoon Revolvers). This is an excellent, original, Whitneyville Armoury 5 inch octagonal barrel Percussion Revolver. The pistol measures 9" overall & has brass blade fore sight and brass frame. The top of the frame is correctly grooved and the spurred steel hammer notched to assist sighting. The metal work has even patina throughout. The top of the barrel is marked by the manufacturer 'Whitneyville Armory CT USA’. It has attractive Walnut grips which are undamaged. The pistol's firing mechanism work perfectly. Price includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 11383. BOOKS COVERING ALL ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY OF COLT FIREARMS MANUFACTURE ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE ON THIS WEBSITE.
£695.00

1823-1854 .50” Bore Percussion Traveling Pistol By Ezekiel Baker & Son London Gun Makers To The King (Apprentice Of Henry Nock & Inventor Of The British Army Baker Rifle) With Octagonal Barrel & Concealed Trigger . Sn 11395 - 11395
Ezekiel Baker (1758-1836) was apprentice to the famous English Gun Smith Henry Nock of Wilkinson Sword fame before establishing himself as a quality gunmaker in his own right with various premises in London. Between 1823-1854 Baker is recorded operating as E.Baker & Son at Size Yard, Whitechapel Road , 49 Tenter Street & 7 Union Street, London (his son Ezekiel John Baker died in 1841). Baker was the inventor of the ‘Baker Rifle’ which was adopted by the British Army in 1800 and made quality firearms for Royalty (see page 139 of the book British Gunmakers Volume 1 London by Nigel Brown). This is a quality made percussion traveling pistol made sometime between 1823-1854 marked ‘E. Baker & Son London’. The pistol is 9” overall with a 4” octagonal barrel which is .50” Bore. It has a dolphin hammer, concealed trigger, bead fore sight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. On the left side amongst the fine banners and arms decoration is engraved 'E.Baker & Son London’ within scrolls (illustrated inset in image 2). The right side is engraved ‘Makers To The King’ below foliate engraving. The underside of the barrel has crisp proof marks. The bag shaped walnut grip has a void silver escutcheon set into the top and fine chequering. This is a quality made pistol by a fine English Gun Smith. The pistol is fully functioning with a crisp trigger action. The 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 11395
£795.00

American Civil War Era Cast Steel .34" Calibre Under Hammer Percussion Pistol With Cannon Barrel & Walnut Grips By Bacon & Co 1852-1888. Sn 11394 - 11394
Thomas K Bacon originally worked for the American Manhattan Firearms Company before leaving C1859 to set up his own business BACON MF'G. CO. NORWICH CONN. These single shot under hammer pistols were made in the Mid 1800's and were popular pocket size weapons in the American Civil War era. This nice example is 7” overall with a 3" round steel cannon barrel which is stepped to octagonal at the breech. Similar pistols are illustrated on page 94 of the book ‘Underhammer Guns by Herschel Logan’ and Bacon ‘1852-1888’ is recorded on page 74 of the same book. The left side of the barrel is stamped ' Bacon & Co Cast Steel Norwich CT'. The underside of the barrel is stamped ‘24’. The metal has even patina throughout and the frame has attractive engraved foliate decoration. Its Walnut grips are undamaged. This pistol has a hook trigger, small brass bead fore sight and brass bead rear sight. The pistol is in full working order. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique under hammer weapon no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 11394
£675.00

WW1 Era Austrian Kropatschek-Steyr Model 1886 Portuguese Contract Tube Magazine Bolt Action 8x56R Calibre Rifle. Sn 11079:3 - 11079:3
Alfred Ritter von Kropatschek (March 30, 1838 - 1911) was a General in the Austrian Army and a weapons designer of the late 19th century, who was responsible for several rifle and revolver designs in affiliation with the Steyr Company; these weapons were used by the armed forces of the Austrian Empire and several other nations during WW1. His rifles feature a tubular magazine under the barrel similar to a Winchester rifle. This is a very good example of a Portuguese contract Kropatschek Steyr Model 1886 rifle in calibre 8x 56R, made by O.E.W.F.G. Steyr. It measures 52" overall with a 32 1/4" barrel. It has an internal, 8 shot tubular magazine and it's loading and firing mechanisms work correctly. It has a clean bore with crisp rifling. It has all original woodwork stamped on both sides with very faint ink roundels, one likely to contain ‘OEWFG Steyr 1886’ the other 'Royal Cypher Luiz I' (King of Portugal 11 November 1861- 19 October 1889). The woodwork has the bumps and surface scratches to be expected with service use and age. The breech is stamped with ‘Crown L.1’ (Luiz I). The breech is also stamped 'OE WFG Steyr 1886’ & ‘M1886’. It is complete with correct cleaning rod and fitted with sling swivels and steel butt plate. The weapon has a block and blade fore sight, graduated ladder rear sight and bayonet stud. This is an obsolete calibre weapon and no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 11079:3
£825.00

SOLD SOLD (12/07) MATCHING NUMBERS, WW1 Era Austrian Kropatschek-Steyr Model 1886 Portuguese Contract Tube Magazine Bolt Action 8x56R Calibre Rifle. Sn 11079:2 - 11079:2
Alfred Ritter von Kropatschek (March 30, 1838 - 1911) was a General in the Austrian Army and a weapons designer of the late 19th century, who was responsible for several rifle and revolver designs in affiliation with the Steyr Company; these weapons were used by the armed forces of the Austrian Empire and several other nations during WW1. His rifles feature a tubular magazine under the barrel similar to a Winchester rifle. This is an excellent example of a Portuguese contract Kropatschek Steyr Model 1886 rifle in calibre 8x 56R, made by O.E.W.F.G. Steyr. It measures 52" overall with a 32 1/4" barrel. It has an internal, 8 shot tubular magazine and it's loading and firing mechanisms work correctly. It has a clean bore with crisp rifling. It has all original woodwork stamped on both sides with ink roundels, one contains ‘OEWFG Steyr 1886’ the other 'Royal Cypher Luiz I' (King of Portugal 11 November 1861- 19 October 1889). The breech is stamped with ‘Crown L.1’ (Luiz I). The breech is also stamped 'OE WFG Steyr 1886’ & ‘M1886’. The weapon has matching numbers ‘V885’ on the stock, breech and barrel. It is complete with correct cleaning rod and fitted with sling swivels and steel butt plate. The weapon has a block and blade fore sight, graduated ladder rear sight and bayonet stud. This is an obsolete calibre weapon and no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 11079:2
£0.00

U.S. Remington, 1870's Swedish Contract Rolling Block 11mm Rifle & Bayonet. Sn 10923:20 - 10923:20
***With effect from Tuesday 2nd May 2017 JC Militaria Ltd will comply with new legislation imposed by the European Parliament and will only sell deactivated weapons which have been re-certified to the new European Specification and which have a 'new' UK / EU certificate. **** A U.S. Remington 1870's Swedish Registered 'Rolling Block' 11mm rifle and bayonet. The Remington Rolling Block rifle was a breech-loading rifle produced from the mid-1860s into the early 20th century by E. Remington and Sons (later Remington Arms Company). The action was extremely strong, and could easily withstand the increased pressure of the new smokeless powders coming into use by the late 1880s. This type of rifle was used in the Franco/Prussian War, Egyptian War 1882 and The Sudanese War 1884-85. This is an excellent original Remington Model 1870 rolling block rifle has a 11mm Bore. It has a 35" barrel (50" overall) and has an external hammer and ladder rear sight. The woodwork and metal work are both undamaged and have a nice patina throughout. The woodwork has only the minor bumps and bruises from normal use which is to be expected of a weapon of this age. It is complete with two sling swivels, bayonet lug and cleaning/ram rod. The cleaning/ram rod has a tulip shaped end typical of the US Civil War. The trigger guard is the No 1 Type. It also has spring type barrel holders which were fitted to the No 1 Rifle. The bayonet lug is of the Argentinian Type. It has three barrel bands. The right plate is stamped with model detail 'DA' and the left with 'DA'. The left side of the stock is stamped with an Egyptian motif. It's loading and firing action works correctly. The bayonet is a French Yataghan for the 1866 Chassepot Rifle and Remington Rolling Block Rifle. It fits perfectly on the rifle. This is a nice example of the French model 1866 Chassepot bayonet with Yataghan form blade (See pages 84 and 92 plate 195 of The Bayonet Book by Watts & White). The steel single edged blade with fuller is undamaged with just very light staining consistent with age. The blade is 22 1/2" long (27 1/4") overall. The back edge of the blade is engraved by manufacturing armoury and dated 1871. It has the correct steel cross guard with muzzle ring and ribbed brass grip with flat spring and steel push button. It is complete with the correct scabbard made of sheet steel. The scabbard has no dents and has it's original strap bar. The price includes deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 10923:20
£975.00

C1830 English, Brass Framed Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel By Clabrough Of Lincoln & Birmingham. Sn 10922 - 10922
Peter Clabrough was an English gunsmith with premises at The High Street Lincoln between 1821 and 1828. Jane Clabrough is recorded as operating at the same premises C1840. Peter's Brother Joseph Clabrough operated as a gunsmith at Price Street & 60 Aston Road North, Birmingham between 1868 & 1902. The Clabrough Brothers operated as Gunsmiths under their own names and as 'Clabrough Brothers'. This is a nice brass framed flintlock pocket pistol by Clabrough made C1830. The pistol is 6 1/4"overall with a 1 1/2" screw off barrel. On the left side it is engraved 'Clabrough' within a motif of banners and arms. The right has a similar motif with void panel. It has a sliding safety, folding concealed trigger and the hammer is fitted with flint. The action works as it should with a strong spring. It has impressed proof /inspection marks on the underside of the frame. The bag shaped wood grip is excellent & undamaged. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 10922
£495.00

Victorian 19th Century Copper and Brass 'Foliage' Powder Flask by Dixon & Sons. Sn 10917 - 10917
An original 19th Century, British plain powder flask in copper with a brass adjustable charger, made by Dixon & Sons. The flask has plain panels on the front and back along with chamfered edges. The seams are in very good condition. It has just a couple of small dents from normal use as can be seen in the photographs. All of the neck screws are present. The external neck spring is intact and operates smoothly as it should. The adjustable three setting charger is stamped with "Dixon & Sons". The flask measures 6 3/4" in length. This type of plain flask is illustrated on page 276, item 194 of "The Powder Flask Book" by Ray Riling. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10917
£245.00

Victorian 19th Century Copper and Brass 'Pheasant' Powder Flask by Dixon & Sons. Sn 10915 - 10915
A Victorian 19th Century copper and brass 'Pheasant' powder flask by Dixon & Sons. An original 19th Century, British adjustable, embossed powder flask in copper, with a brass charger made by Dixon & Sons. The flask is one of the 'Pheasants' flasks and features a male pheasant in a floriated panel on the front along with a bird in flight in the top right. It has a plain rear. The flask works perfectly. The seams are in good condition and the flask has a couple of small dents as can be seen in the photographs. All of the neck screws are present. The neck spring is intact and operates smoothly. The charger is stamped with "Dixon & Sons" and it has three settings. The flask measures 7 1/2" in length. This actual flask is illustrated as image 739 on page 334 of "The Powder Flask Book" by Ray Riling. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10915
£175.00

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 Minié 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
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