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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 Miniť 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

RESERVED RESERVED 1861 Dated, British Officer's Quality Enfield Tower 3 Band .577 Calibre Percussion Rifle. Sn 10803 - 10803
This is an original 3-band Percussion Rifle in .577" calibre. The side plate is stamped on the With Queens Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and 'Tower 1861'. It has all original wood stock with Officer's quality finely chequered neck, brass butt plate, forend block and trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle also has it's original original ramrod, ladder rear sight & block and blade fore sight. The barrel has a mint bore with crisp rifling. Total length is 55" with a 39" barrel. The firing action works perfectly. This is an antique percussion rifle and no licence is required to possess it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 10803
£1,250.00

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

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
£375.00

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

Post 1893, Liege 7mm Pinfire 6 Shot Revolver With Folding Trigger. Sn 10197 - 10197
This is a nice 7mm calibre, 6 shot, pin fire pocket revolver. It has a 3 1/2" octagonal barrel (7 3/4" overall). It has lovely plain walnut grips which are undamaged. The frame and cylinder are decorated with an attractive engraved foliate design. It has it's original ejector rod and the cylinder is stamped with a faint post 1893 Liege 'ELG*' within circle proof mark and Crown above Z' inspection mark. The frame is stamped with the same Crown above 'Z' inspection mark. It is side gate loading, has a folding trigger and is fully functioning. As an obsolete calibre, antique, pin fire weapon no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 10197
£295.00

C1870 Liege 7mm Pinfire 6 Shot Revolver With Folding Trigger By Jean Leclerc. Sn 10164 - 10164
This is a nice 7mm calibre, 6 shot, pin fire pocket revolver. It has a 3 1/4" octagonal barrel (7" overall). It has lovely smooth walnut grips which are undamaged. The frame, cylinder and part of the barrel are decorated with an attractive foliate design. It has it's original ejector rod and the cylinder is stamped with a faint Liege 'ELG.' within circle mark and crown above 'L' mark. The barrel block is stamped with the same 'L Crown' mark together with 'JL' manufacturer mark most likely Jean Leclerc, Liege'. It is side gate loading, has a folding trigger and is fully functioning. As an obsolete calibre, antique, pin fire weapon no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 10164
£295.00
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