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***SOLD*** (Layaway 31/07/17) British Georgian Enfield Tower 10 Bore Flintlock Musket. Sn 14308 - 14308
A very good, original Georgian Enfield Tower, flintlock musket. It measures 52 ½” overall length with a 36 ½” round steel barrel which has proof/ inspection marks near to the breech (illustrated). The smooth bore has light staining consistent with age and use. The barrel has a block fore sight. It has its original lock plate which is crisply marked ’Tower’ (Enfield) and Faint Georgian Crown (all illustrated). It has its original walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The top of the wrist is inlaid with void brass disc. It has its original iron ramrod, sling swivels, swan neck hammer fitted with flint and brass furniture including butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang, fore end block and ram rod mounts. The cocking and firing mechanisms work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. N.B As an antique musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14308
£0.00

Large Victorian, Heavy Construction 20 Bore Large Game Percussion Sporting Gun For Ball. Sn 14311 - 14311
This is a large Victorian era percussion sporting gun for ball. It is 20 bore and has a 33" stepped round to octagonal brown barrel (49” overall). Its bore has just light staining to be expected with age and use. It has all original undamaged Walnut stock with chequered wrist & steel butt plate. The trigger guard has an extended tang with acanthus bud finial. The action and Dolphin hammer have engraved scrollwork decoration. The barrel has a small blade foresight and it has a ‘v’ notch block rear sight. The stock has a polished horn fore end block. The weapon has its original brass ram rod. There are no visible external manufacturer or proof marks on this weapon. The gun’s firing action works perfectly. The price for this large Victorian piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of collection or display. Sn 14311
£745.00

1906 Winchester Model 1894 .32-40 Obsolete Calibre Lever Action Rifle With Tube Magazine . Sn 13317 - 13317
This is an excellent increasingly hard to find Winchester Model 1894 lever action Rifle in obsolete calibre .32-40. It has excellent undamaged woodwork, original finish on the metalwork and strips, cocks and dry fires as it should. It's 25 ¼” barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling and is nicely stamped on top of the barrel with '32-40' (calibre) and the stock strap 'Model 94' (1894) with Winchester name & Trade mark detail (illustrated). It has a tube magazine and is side gate loading. The underside of the frame is stamped with number '367562' which dates it to 1906. It has a steel butt plate, blade foresight & adjustable rear sight. Price for this excellent lever action Winchester 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 13317
£2,200.00

1882 Dated, 1853 Pattern, British Enfield Tower .577 Calibre Percussion Rifled Carbine Marked ‘13’ To The 13th Regiment Of Foot The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's). Sn 14310 - 14310
The 13th Regiment of Foot, The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) was a Light Infantry Regiment of the British Army, which served under various titles from 1685 to 1959. This pattern of rifledcarbine were used by the British Military & the Colonies. This is a very good, original example of the British 1853 Pattern 2-band percussion carbine. The side plate is stamped With Queens Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and by the manufacturer 'Tower' (Enfield). It is also dated '1882' which is stamped over an earlier unreadable date. It has all original walnut stock, brass butt plate which is stamped ‘13’ to the 13th Regiment of Foot, The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's), brass fore end block and brass trigger guard with extended tang. The weapon also has its original steel ramrod, forward sling swivel, block and blade fore sight, and flip up ladder rear sight. The barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling and is stamped with inspection marks. Total length is 40 ½” with a 24” barrel. The cocking & firing action works perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB This is an antique percussion rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 14310
£975.00

Victorian 1867 Birmingham, East India Company (EIC) .65" Bore Percussion Light Dragoon Pistol Barrel Marked ‘John Clive’ & ‘WH’ With Brass Fittings & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 14307 - 14307
This is an original EIC marked percussion Light Dragoon Pistol. It measures 13 ½” overall and has an 8" round steel barrel which is .65" bore. The bore has just light staining consistent with age. The underside of the barrel beneath the wood is marked ‘John Clive’ ( Birmingham Gunmaker recorded as John Clive & John Clive & Son at St Mary’s Row and Newton Row between 1814 and 1878 see page 194 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol 2). The underside of the barrel is also marked ‘WH’. The pistol has a blade fore sight and block with notch rear sight. It has a heavy military dolphin hammer, brass trigger guard with extended tang, brass fore end block and butt cap with steel lanyard ring. It also has a captive steel ramrod. The side plate is marked with Crown and EIC mark together with Birmingham and date 1867. The dark walnut full stock is undamaged. The metal work has even patina throughout. Its action works as it 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 14307
£595.00

sold sold sold 1800’s English John Bennett Royal Exchange London , 36 Bore, Brass Blunderbuss Percussion Travelling Pistol With Integral Folding Bayonet . Sn 14304 - 14304
John Bennett was free of the Cutler’s Company in 1765 of which he was elected Master in 1779 and 1793. He appears to have worked first with his father to whom he was apprenticed at 67 Threadneedle Street and then with Bennett & Ralph, Sword Cutlers, Goldsmiths & Jewellers at the same address between 1778 and 1781. He was a Sword Cutler & Gunmaker in his own right between 1781 and 1803, and the full address on his trade cards was ‘At the Cross Daggers, No. 67 Threadneedle Street opposite the North Gate of the Royal Exchange’. The company traded under other names until the mid 1800’s. This is a quality, brass percussion blunderbuss traveling pistol with integral folding bayonet made by Bennett, Royal Exchange London. It is 15" overall length with bayonet folded closed. The brass barrel is 8 ½” long with a flared muzzle which is .50” diameter (approx. 36 bore). The smooth bore is clean. The barrel has crisp proof marks. It is without ram rod. The action is signed ‘Bennett’ and the top of the barrel ‘Royal Exchange London’. It has a steel hammer and is complete with integral folding bayonet blade. The triangular blade is undamaged and is 6" in length. It is secured to the muzzle of the pistol by a sprung hinge. The tip of the blade sits within a sliding steel block with thumb spur above the trigger guard when folded. The bayonet is released by sliding the block to the rear. It has an undamaged bag shaped wood grip. The pistol cocks and dry fires as it should with a strong spring action. Price for this impressive pistol includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a private collection or display. Sn 14304
£0.00

VERY RARE, American 1869 – 1871 Patent, Evans Rifle Manufacturing Company, Mechanic Falls, Maine .44 Calibre, 34 Round Repeating Carbine Size Rifle With Integral Tube Magazine Port. Sn 14313 - 14313
The Evans Repeater is often considered to be one of the oddest rifles to ever be produced in the United States. The Evans was invented by Warren R. Evans, a dentist from Thomaston, Maine. With the help of his brother George, they perfected the rifle and started the "Evans Rifle Manufacturing Company" of Mechanic Falls, Maine in 1873. The rifle has a radial block receiver similar to the Spencer rifle, but the rounds were fed from an Archimedean-screw magazine which formed the spine of the rifle stock and could hold up to 34 rounds. The fluted cartridge carrier made a quarter turn each time the lever was operated, feeding a new cartridge into the breech. The round was unique to the rifle and hard to find. The Evans Repeating Rifle is very rare, only 15,000 Evans repeating rifle were produced between 1873 and 1879 when the Company ceased trading. The Evans repeating rifle holds the distinction of being the only firearm mass-produced in the state of Maine in the 19th Century. A contemporary image C1880 of a Native American Indian holding an Evan’s repeater is illustrated in image 3. This original example of the Evan’s repeater is in good condition. The metal work has even patina and its original wood stock has just the knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected. The 20 ½” steel barrel’s bore is clean. The top of the barrel is stamped with the manufacturer’s name, address and 1869 to 1871 patent detail (illustrated in image 2). The carbine is fitted with sling swivel, a flip up rear sight and block & blade fore sight. It has the correct steel butt plate with tube magazine port. The action of our example is incomplete but the weapon is offered for sale in its present condition due to its rarity. Price for this piece of American firearms history 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 14313
£1,475.00

RARE, American Civil War Era Burnside’s 1856 Patent .54 Calibre Single Shot Lever Action Cavalry Carbine With Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 14312 - 14312
The Burnside Carbine was developed by Ambrose E. Burnside. Burnside was an Officer in the Union Army but gave up his position in order to concentrate on developing the gun. The Burnside Carbine made use of a specially-designed cartridge, this being a brass .54 calibre cartridge developed by Burnside himself. His new weapon and corresponding cartridge did much to eliminate the leaked hot gasses that were common when firing other breech-loading weapons of the time. Production of the carbine was handled by the Burnside Rifle Company and the Bristol Firearms Company of Providence, Rhode Island. These carbines were used by troops of both the Union & the Confederacy during the American Civil War. This is an original example of the Burnside 1856 Patent carbine in very good condition. The metal work has even patina and its original wood stock has the knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected. The 21” steel barrel’s bore is clean and the rifling is crisp. The top of the barrel is stamped ‘Cast steel’ and with partially readable date ‘186?’. It is fitted with a flip up rear sight and blade shaped, block fore sight. It also has a single sling swivel, steel saddle bar & ring and steel butt plate. The top of the action is stamped with number ‘5535’. It also has manufacturer and patent detail ‘Burnsides Patent March 5th 1856’. The right side of the action tang is marked ‘Burnside Rifle Co Providence R.I. (Rhode Island)’. The loading and firing actions work perfectly. Price for this piece of American Civil War history 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 14312
£1,675.00

RARE, Original, 17th / 18th Century, British / Eurpoean, 1 Bore, Cast Bronze Merchant Ship Quarter Deck Cannon With Iron Swivel Mount & Weathered Oak Beam Stand. Sn 14302 - 14302
RARE, Original, 17th / 18th Century, 1 Bore, Cast Bronze Merchant Ship Quarter Deck Cannon With Iron Swivel Mount & Weathered Oak Beam Stand. Sn 14302 This is a rare original bronze quarter deck swivel cannon in the British / European form made sometime in the 17th or 18th Century. It is 24” in length and has is 1 ¾” diameter at the muzzle opening (approx. 1 Bore). It has the correct 12” iron mounting spike with curved arms secured to the barrel by lugs either side of the barrel. The cannon and spike have even aged patina and no damage. The barrel is open and it has its original touch hole. The rear of the barrel has a hollow tubular handle in which a wood handle would have been inserted for swivelling and aiming the cannon. The cannon is complete with a solid Oak section of beam. The weathered Oak beam measures 20” x 8” x 5 ½” and is holed at the top for the swivel spike which fits the hole snugly and portrays how the cannon would have been mounted on the deck of a Ship. The cannon weighs a hefty 18.1 Kg and the Beam 11.2 Kg (total 19.3 Kg). The price for this historic cannon with Oak beam which would make a superb display / conversation piece includes UK delivery. N.B. As an antique black powder cannon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14302
£1,975.00

VERY RARE, MINT RIFLED BORE, BATTLE OF WATERLOO, British Pattern 1800 Baker Flintlock Rifle By Ketland Birmingham To The 44th (East Essex) Regiment Of Foot, Baker Sword Bayonet By Osborn Birmingham With Scabbard & Original Horn Powder Flask. Sn 14257 - 14257
The Baker rifle (officially known as the Pattern 1800 Infantry Rifle) was a flintlock rifle used by the Rifle Regiments of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars. It was the first standard-issue, British-made rifle accepted by the British armed forces. The Baker Rifle was first produced in 1800 by Ezekiel Baker, a master gunsmith from Whitechapel. The famous 95th Rifles, Light Infantry Regiments adopted these accurate rifles (the hit Napoleonic War, Book & TV series Sharpe's Rifles featured this pattern of rifle). The British Army was still issuing the Infantry Rifle in the 1830s. This is a superb, very rare, original, Baker rifle. It has all original wood work and metal work all in excellent condition with correct bayonet bar, flip up 2 leaf rear sight, brass blade fore sight, original correct 30” long steel ram rod with small ‘BH’ inspection mark and sling swivels. The rifle measures 45 ¾” overall with a 30” round steel barrel which has a near mint, clean rifled bore with crisp well defined rifling. The barrel has crisp proof marks. The lock is stamped with Georgian Kings Crown and Royal Cypher ‘GR’ (George Rex) together with manufacturer’s name ‘W. Ketland’ (William Ketland Gunmaker Steelhouse Lane & Whitall Street Birmingham 1802-1807, see Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol. 2). The hammer is fitted with flint. It has a brass butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang and fore end barrel block. The stock has a figured cheek piece and has a void oval brass disc inlaid on top of the wrist. The rifle cocks and dry fires perfectly. The butt plate tang is stamped ‘44’ to the British 44th (East Essex) Regiment of Foot, an Infantry Regiment in the British Army, raised in 1741. The Regiment served in the American War of Independence and the Napoleonic Wars and fought at the battle of Waterloo 1815. The 44th became the Essex Regiment in 1881. The rifle is accompanied by its original very rare, Baker rifle sword bayonet with broad 22 ½” long steel blade and grooved brass handle with knuckle guard. The ricasso under the langet is marked with what appears to be a partial letter ‘O’, most likely Osborne (unable to clearly photograph but visible in the Osborn signature image inset in image 2). The back of the blade is crisply signed by the manufacturer ‘Osborn’ (the Birmingham cutler Henry Osborn was in business from around 1785 and was to go on to be one of the most prominent cutlers of his time with a reputation for innovation and new ideas. Osborn produced some of the first prototypes of the iconic 1796 Pattern Light Cavalry Sabre). The handle incorporates the correct bayonet release button. The handle is stamped ‘III’ which is most likely a weapon number. The bayonet comes with its original black leather scabbard with brass locket and chape. These bayonets are rarely found with their scabbards. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. Also accompanying this rifle is its original large polished horn powder flask. The curved horn flask is 11” in length and 2 ½” wide at the base. The horn is in superb condition and has a brass base cap and sprung screw off nozzle. Its brass throat mount is fitted with sling swivel as is its brass base cap. The flask is fitted with a later cord sling. There are no visible date or manufacturer marks on the horn powder flask. The price for this very rare sought after Napoleonic Wars era collection including a rifle to a Regiment that fought at Waterloo & which is a must for any serious collector includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14257
£12,500.00
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