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C1867 .32 Rim Fire Break Action Rook Rifle By E.C. Green, Cheltenham. A 578 - A 578
Edwin. C. Green was an English Gunmaker who in 1867 had premises at 87 High Street, Cheltenham (see page 70 of English Gunmakers By Baily & Nie). This is a good quality .32 Rim Fire Break Action Rook Rifle by Green. It has a 23" octagonal barrel and measures 38" overall. The barrel's bore has crisp rifling but does have some staining. The top of the barrel is engraved 'EC Green High Street, Cheltenham'. Both sides of the action, the hammer & trigger guard with extended tang are ornately engraved with a crisp deep foliate design. Both sides of the neck of the stock are inlaid with silver mounts and the underside of the stock inlaid with a silver shield shaped escutcheon nicely ehgraved with stylised initialspossibly 'WSG'. The stock is also fitted with a steel butt plate. The stock which is all original has a beautiful grain and finely chequered neck. The weapon has fixed fore and rear sights and the loading, cocking & firing actions work 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 578.
1,275.00

American Civil War Era .32 Calibre Moores / Williamsons 1864 Patent 6 Shot Teat Fire Revolver. Sn 8761 - 8761
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. The top of the barrel is faintly marked "MOORE'S PAT. FIRE ARMS CO. BROOKLYN N.Y." and the underside with number "15868''. "D. WILLIAMSON'S PATENT JANUARY 5, 1864" is marked around the rear edge of the cylinder. The 'Gold Washed' frame and butt strap are nicely scroll engraved with a punch dot background. It has a case hardened hammer and 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 8761.
775.00

Mid 1800's English, .47" Bore, Percussion Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel By Smith Of Newcastle. Sn 8352. - 8352
This fine .47" Bore percussion pocket pistol is 6 inches overall with a 1 3/4" screw off barrel. It has a dolphin hammer and sliding safety. On the right side amongst the fine banners & Shield decoration is engraved 'Newcastle' and on the left ' Smith'. The trigger guard is decorated with an engraved Star design. The action works as it should with a strong spring action. It has impressed proof /inspection marks on the barrel. The bag shaped dark wood grip is excellent & undamaged. 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. Sn 8352.
395.00

Rare, Victorian, Albert Prince Consort Royal Coat of Arms Engraved, German Silver, Sykes Patent, Black Powder Flask. Sn 8298. - 8298
Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, later The Prince Consort ( 26 August 1819 14 December 1861) was the husband of Queen Victoria. He died at the early age of 42, plunging the Queen into a deep mourning that lasted for the rest of her life. This is a rare, German Silver, Black Powder Flask beautifully engraved to the front aspect with the Royal Coat Of Arms belonging to Prince Albert. The Flask is 7 3/4" in length and has some denting consistent with hunting use but is fully intact. It has a screw off top crisply engraved 'Sykes Patent' with correct fully functioning 'spring catch' nozzle and clearly marked grain measures '2 1/2', '2 3/4' and '3'. Price for this excellent opportunity to own a piece of British History connected to the epic reign of Queen Victoria includes UK delivery. Sn 8298.
745.00

1865 Smith & Wesson .32RF Model 11/2 Revolver & Holster. (Sn 7850) - 7850
This is an example of the 1865 pattern Smith & Wesson Model 11/2 medium sized .32 rim fire short single action revolver. It has the standard 31/2 inch barrel and was factory nickel plated. it shows signs of holster wear and use nevertheless the action is strong and firm and there are no signs of damage or repair. The original grips are present and un-damaged. The condition is no doubt due to it being stored in its original soft leather holster which itself is in good condition. The top of the barrel ( illustrated) reads ' 'SMITH & WESSON SPRIGFIELD MASS PATT APRIL 3 55. JULY 5.59 NOV 21 65' The serial number on the butt is 36886. This is a nice original revolver introduced at the end of the American Civil War and with the added bonus of an original holster. The price includes UK delivery. ( sn 7850) NB As an obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to possess in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. (Sn 7850 )
695.00

American, Mid to late 1800's, .32 Rim Fire, Russian-32 Model, 5 Shot Revolver By Forehand & Wadsworth. Sn 7660. - 7660
Sullivan Forehand was first employed by the American Firearms manufacturer's Allen & Wheelock in 1860. He married Ethan Allen's daughter and entered the Firearms business. Henry C. Wadsworth, while an Officer in the Union Army during the Civil War, also married one of Ethan Allen's daughters. Upon his discharge at the end of the war, he joined the Allen firm. The Company name subsequently changed name to Forehand & Wadsworth Firearms Manufacturing Co. This is an excellent undamaged example of a .32 Rim Fire Russian model , single action, 5 shot, nickel plated revolver by Forehand & Wadsworth. It has a sheathed trigger and 2 1/2" octagonal barrel ( 6 1/2" overall). It is complete with ejector rod & has nice undamaged plain Ivory grips. It's cocking & firing action work as they should. The top of the barrel is marked by the manufacturer ' Forehand & Wadsworth, Worcester, Mass.' and the cylinder strap 'Russian Model -32'. The butt strap is stamped number ' 8745'. The pistol is complete with it's original green felt lined, dark wood case. The case with hinged lid measures 8 x 5 x 1 3/4 inches. The centre of the exterior of the lid is inlaid with a small void brass plate. The front of the case has it's original lock but is missing it's key. The inside of the case is contoured to snugly fit the pistols and has compartments, one with removable lid. The compartments contain an original steel cleaning rod and black & green coloured empty cardboard cartridge box printed with image of a rim fire pistol and faint lettering. Price for this American rim fire pistol includes UK delivery. NB as obsolete calibre antique weapons no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 7660.
975.00

C1820 .69 calibre Belgian Sea Service Flintlock Pistol. ( Sn 7472 ) - 7472
This is a typical 1810 - 1840 Belgian made short sea service flintlock pistol in .69 calibre by Navys throught the world during the early 19th century. This example is robust, heavy and well made. It measures 15 1/2 inches overall with a 9 inch steel barrel. The stock is a single piece of heavy walnut with brass furnitue and a fixed lanyard ring in the butt. The lock is plain steel with the addition of a Belian proof mark between the cock and frizzen. The hammer goes to half and full cock and the action works as it should. There are nocks and bumps all over the woodwork that only time and service can bring. However there are no signs of damage or repair. It is easy to imagine that this pistol could be turned in the hand and used butt first as a very effective close quater weapon after the shot had been fired. An excellent original example of a widely used sea service pistol. The price includes UK delivery. ( SN 7472) NB As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to possess in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display.
695.00

1878 Patt .32 Rim Fire Hartford Arms Co USA 5 shot Revolver. ( Sn 7467) - 7467
This is an excellent original condition factory nickel plated .32 Rim Fire 5 shot revolver made by the Hartford Arms Co U.S.A. Those details are stamped into the top of the 2 1/2 inch barrel along with ' 'NEW .32 CAL No 2' Just below this is stamped ' PAT'D APRIL 23 1878' The revolver has a small shrouded trigger and the the action which is perfect, is single action only. The smooth grips are neat American walnut and it is a super example of the type of American pocket revolvers produced around the 1880s. Unfortunately for the Hartford Arms Co the Colt factory was also in Hartford and somewhat over shadowed it. By the early 20th century the firm went bankrupt and was taken over by 'HI-SCORE ' making competition .22 weapons. This is a fine early revolver which could be researched further. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to possess in the Uk if retained as a part of a collection or display. ( Sn 7467 )
495.00

C1840 Lefauchaux Paris made 'British' Style 7mm Pinfire Revolver. ( Sn 7465) - 7465
This is a fine original early 7mm, 6 shot revolver by Lefauchaux. Invented by Frenchman Casimir Lefaucheux in 1828 but not patented until 1835, it was one of the earliest practical designs of a metallic cartridge which led to the modern centre fire cartridges. This revolver is one of the early examples using the Lefauchaux patent, probably made by made Houllier of Paris. (The pinfire cartridge was greatly improved by the 1846 patent (number 1963) by Houllier of Paris ) It is 19cm overall with an 8.5cm octagonal barrel. The pistol, numbered 'LF 15788' is decorated throughout and it retains its original walnot grips. The action is double action only and it functions as it should. The trigger return spring is intact. The folding trigger is stamped ' INVENTR E LEFAUCHAUX BREVETE 3000 PARIS' 9 illustrated). This is a fine early example of a Lefauchaux pinfire, in the British style. The price includes UK delivery. ( SN 7465) NB As an obsolete calibre weapon, no licence is required to possess in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display.
595.00

Late 1800's 12.7mm Swedish Calibre Model 1867 Remington Rolling Block Rifle. A 580. - A 580
The Remington rolling block rifle was the first metallic cartridge rifle to be adopted by the Swedish and Norwegian Armies. When the American Civil War ended, the U.S. Federal Government immediately cancelled most contracts for weapons manufacture. This desperately harmed some companies, but Remington's fallback position was their Rolling Block project. This 'new' rifle was based on patents held by Leonard Geiger and Joseph Rider. Scandinavian countries equipped their Military with them and Sweden even obtained license to manufacture their own Rolling Block rifles. They went also to Egypt, France, China. Almost every nation ordering Military Rolling Blocks wanted them chambered for their own specific cartridge. This is an excellent original Remington rolling block rifle has a 12.7mm Bore. It has a 36" barrel (53 1/2" overall) and has an external hammer and ladder rear sight. The woodwork and metal work is undamaged with nice patina throughout. The woodwork has only the minor bumps & bruises to be expected of a weapon of this age. It's rifled bore is crisp & clean. It is complete with sling swivels, cleaning rod & bayonet lug. Behind the trigger it is stamped with the Remington Arms Company Patent detail (illustrated). The barrel bands forward of the ladder sight are stamped "U" ( proof mark indicating the bands were originally assembled correctly as the barrel and the bands are tapered). The top of the barrel is stamped '5070' with letters 'W.A' & 'PJF' either side. The left plate is stamped '190' and the right with model detail '1867'. The right side of the barrel is stamped '50.70', the left '9174'. The butt plate strap is crisply stamped ' 190, CI, 3, C8'. The stock has a brass roundel inset stamped with the letter 'R'.It's loading & firing action works correctly. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this rifle in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A Firearms licence is required to possess this weapon in the UK for shooting. A 580.
895.00
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