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C1850, English .68" Bore, Double Barrel Side By Side Percussion Shotgun By Court Stapenhill With Damascus Barrels, Walnut Stock & Ramrod. Sn 10793 - 10793
This is a .68"Bore, Double barrel percussion Shotgun. It has 30 1/2" Damascus steel barrels and measures 46 1/2 " overall. The barrels, set side by side have a central flat top barrel rib. It has it's original walnut stock with ribbed neck and steel butt plate. The top of the neck is inlaid with a void German Silver escutcheon. The fore stock has small German Silver fittings at the fore stock release catch. The metal work has foliage engraving to the, side plates, breach tang, Dolphin hammers and it has a steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial. The side plates are both nicely engraved 'Court Stapenhill'. It has double triggers and the weapon cocks & dry fires perfectly as it should. The shotgun is fitted with bead foresight & has it's original brass tipped wood ramrod. Price for this antique English shotgun which would make a superb wall hanger/ display piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion shotgun no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 10793
595.00

1804-1822 English .46" Bore Percussion Pocket Pistol By George & John Wallis, Hull. Sn 10644 - 10644
George & John Wallis were English Gunmakers with premises at Mytongate, Hull, Yorkshire between 1804 & 1822. This is a nice percussion pocket pistol by George & John Wallis. The pistol is 6 1/4 inches overall with 2", .46" Bore barrel which has proof marks on the underside. The left side of the frame is engraved with the maker's name 'Wallis' within a foliate design. The right side is engraved 'Hull' within a similar foliate design. The trigger guard is decorated with a stylised star design. It's has a bag shaped wood grip. The pistol's cocking and firing mechanisms work with a strong action. 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 10644
375.00

SOLD SOLD (02/05) C1830 English .46" Bore Percussion Overcoat Pistol With Turn Off Barrel By Fotherby, York. Sn 10655 - 10655
In Nigel Brown's books British Gunmakers Volumes 1 & 2 there are several provincial Gunmakers named Fotherby recorded, all based at various address in the York area of England. There are no London Gunmakers named Fotherby recorded in the Volumes. This is a nice English percussion overcoat pistol made C1830. It is 7 1/4 inches overall with a 3" turn off steel barrel which is .46" Bore. The barrel has English proof marks. It has plain bag shaped wood grip and has a good strong cocking & firing action. Both sides of the action have engraving. The left side has the maker's name 'Fotherby' within a decorative oval device. The right side has an engraved foliate design. It's trigger guard is decorated with a stylised star design and it has a sliding safety catch. The price for this pistol which is worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion black powder pistol no licence is required to possess in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 10655
0.00

American Civil War Era .32 Calibre Moores / Williamsons 1864 Patent 6 Shot Teat Fire Revolver. Sn 10494 - 10494
Manufactured from 1864 to 1870 these 6 shot American front loading teat-fire revolvers were one of the most successful competitors to Smith & Wesson and it is believed that their popularity was one of the reasons for Colt's purchase of the National Arms Co in 1870. It has the correct sheathed trigger and swivel loading gate on the right side of the frame forward of the cylinder. The top of the barrel is faintly marked "MOORE'S PAT. FIRE ARMS CO. BROOKLYN N.Y." and the underside with number "9716''. "D. WILLIAMSON'S PATENT JANUARY 5, 1864" is marked around the rear edge of the cylinder. The Nickel plated & 'Gold Washed' frame and butt strap are nicely scroll engraved with a punch dot background. Much of the nickel plating remains and some traces of the 'Gold Wash'. It has smooth dark rosewood grips. The cocking & firing action work as they should. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique teat fire pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 10494
575.00

C1870 English Pattern 'Meyers Bve' Liege Closed Frame, Double Action .320 Centre Fire Calibre 6 Shot Revolver With Folding Trigger Retailed By Fletcher Gloucester. Sn 8762 - 10215
MEYERS Guillaume Joseph, was a manufacturer of weapons in Liege, Belgium. He deposited 7 patents between 1866 to 1879. This is an excellent 6 shot English Pattern pocket revolver in the sought after obsolete .320 CF Calibre marked by Meyers. It has closed frame and 3 1/2" barrel (8" overall). It has chequered wood grips which are undamaged. The right grip has some light handling staining in a small area. It has a captive steel ejector rod. The barrel is stamped with proof/ inspection marks. The pistol has a blued cylinder which retains much of it's original finish. The left side of the frame is marked by the manufacturer 'Meyers Bve (Brevete) ' and the top of the barrel engraved by the retailer 'Fletcher Gloucester'. It has a post / blade foresight and fixed rear sight. It is side gate loading, has a folding trigger and is fully functioning in both single and double action. As an obsolete calibre, antique weapon no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price for this attractive pistol in the sought after .320 CF calibre includes UK delivery. Sn 10215
975.00

Mid 1800's .40 Calibre Break Action Needle Fire Rook Rifle By E.M Reilly & Co, London. A 547 - A 547
Edward Michael Reilly was an English Gunmaker who between 1861 & 1869 had premises at 315 & 502 New Oxford Street, London, operating as E.M Reilly & Co (see page 195 & 196 of English Gunmakers Vol.1 By Brown). This is a good quality .40 Calibre Needle Fire Rook Rifle By E.M Reilly & Co, London.. It has a 25 1/2" octagonal barrel and measures 42" overall. The barrel's bore is clean and has crisp rifling. The top of the barrel is engraved 'E.M. Reilly & Co 502 New Oxford Street, London'. Both sides of the action & trigger guard with extended tang are nicely engraved with a foliate design. The neck of the stock has chequered panels and it is fitted with a steel butt plate. The underside of the stock is inlaid with a small, oval, void, German Silver escutcheon. The stock is all original with just the bumps and bruises to be expected. The weapon has fixed blade fore sight and small flip up leaf rear sights. The weapon's break action is operated by a knurled plate lever which operates a threaded bolt which allows the barrel to be broken for loading. The weapon's needle fire action works perfectly. Price for this attractive rook rifle 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. A 547.
695.00

Early 1800's Irish Brass Framed Double Barrel, Over & Under, Tap Action Flintlock Pocket Pistol By Tomlinson & Co Dublin. Sn 10224. - 10224
A Gunsmith by the name of Tomlinson operated in Dublin, Ireland C1800. He produced quality Flintlock firearms. This is an excellent brass framed over & under tap action Flintlock Pocket pistol most likely by this early flintlock manufacturer. It's barrels are 3 1/2" in length (8" overall). It's heavy brass frame is nicely engraved on both sides with a banners & arms motif and the left side by the manufacturer 'Tomlinson & Co'. The underside of the barrel has proof/ inspection marks. It's steel trigger guard is engraved with a star design. It has a steel slide safety and steel pan and hammer which is fitted with a flint. The pistol's bag shaped wood grip is undamaged. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly. It's tap action which is operated by a rounded lever on the left side of the pan works correctly. 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 10224
975.00

Boxed Miniature Display Partizan 'Pike' by Wilkinson Sword. Sn 9745:2 - Sn 9745:2
Boxed Miniature Partizan 'Pike' by Wilkinson Sword. The 'Partizan' evolved from the pikes, which became widely used in the English Civil War as defence against attacks by massed cavalry. The Partizan is well presented in a dark blue box measuring 11 1/4" x 3 1/2" x 2" which is embossed on the lid in gold with 'Wilkinson Sword' and the crossed swords. Inside the box there is a blue velvet base with locating loops for the Partizan. Also inside the box is a 'Wilkinson Sword' card with a description and history of the Partizan on one side. The Partizan measures 9" overall. It is a true miniature in every detail. This would make an excellent presentation gift. The price includes UK delivery.
95.00

1795-1832 English, .44" Bore, Brass Framed Percussion Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel By Patrick Of Liverpool. A 530 - A 530
Jeremiah Patrick was an English Liverpool based Gunsmith between 1795-1814 The business was then taken on by Edward Patrick between 1814-1820 & finally by Ann Patrick from 1820-1832. This is a fine .44" Bore brass framed percussion pocket pistol by Patrick. It is 6 inches overall with a 1 3/4" screw off barrel & a dolphin hammer. On the left side amongst the fine foliate decoration is engraved 'Patrick' and the right 'Liverpool' within foliate design. It has a concealed folding trigger & sliding safety catch feature. The action works as it should. It has impressed proof /inspection marks on the barrel and frame. The bag shaped wood grip is excellent & undamaged and is inlaid with a void silver escutcheon. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to possess in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. A 530
695.00

Westley Richards 1874 Percussion Capping Breech Loading 'Monkey Tail' .483 Calibre Carbine. Sn 9454. - 9454
British Military Trials on Breech Loading rifles began in the mid 1800's. The most successful rifle was that submitted by Westley Richards. Its breech consisted of a plunger attached to a long handle which, when the breech was closed, lay along the top of the stock neck and was raised to open it, thus earning The nickname of the monkey-tail from its distinctive silhouette. This is an excellent Westley Richards Percussion Capping Breech Loading 'Monkey Tail' Rifle. It has a 23" barrel & measures 41" overall. The breech is stamped with inspection/proof marks and number '14223'. It has a block and blade fore-sight & elevating ladder rear-sight. The top of the barrel is also stamped with '.483' calibre detail. It has a superb clean bore with crisp rifling. It's lift-up trapdoor action 'Monkey Tail' breech is stamped 'MANUFACTURED BY WESTLEY RICHARDS' with triangle mark. It's plain lock plate is marked 'WESTLEY RICHARDS & Co' & Dated '1874' within triangle. It has a heavy military hammer & has it's original full-stock, steel butt plate with trap, barrel-band, forward sling swivel and original steel clearing rod. Price for this Westley Richards 'Monkey Tail' Rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 9454
1,500.00
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