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***SOLD***SOLD*** 6/09 SMITH & WESSON CONNECTIONS, C1890 Nickel Plated H&R (Harrington & Richardson Arms Company) Young America Bulldog .32 Rim Fire Double Action 5 Shot Pocket Revolver With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 14499:6 - 14499:6
The original H&R firm was in business for over a century from 1871 to 1986. Frank Wesson, brother of Daniel B. Wesson who co-founded Smith & Wesson, started a firearms manufacturing firm in 1859, sharing an early patent with Nathan Harrington. He started a brief partnership in 1871 with his nephew Gilbert Henderson Harrington, as Wesson & Harrington, until Harrington bought him out in 1874. In 1875 Harrington and another former Wesson employee, William Augustus Richardson, formed the new Harrington & Richardson Company. In 1888 the firm was incorporated as The Harrington & Richardson Arms Company. This is very good original example of the small frame H&R Arms Co Young America Bulldog revolver in the obsolete calibre .32 rim fire. It has a 2" octagonal barrel and measures 5 ½” overall. It has a blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The top of the frame is marked ‘Young America Bulldog’. One barrel flat is crisply marked with manufacturer detail (illustrated). The metal work and original ornate hard rubber gutta percha grips are undamaged. The metal work retains most of its original nickel finish. The pistol’s double action only firing mechanism works correctly. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14499:6
£0.00

Imperial German Army Spandau Model 1871/84 11mm Tube Magazine Bolt Action Rifle. Sn 14499:5 - 14499:5
The 11mm Mauser Model 1871/84 Rifle with tube magazine was adopted as the Infanterie-Gewehr 71/84. The rifle was designed and manufactured by Paul Mauser and Wilhelm Mauser of the Mauser company. It was issued to Infantry Regiments. This is a good original example of the Mauser M1871/84. Its woodwork has the knocks bumps and bruises consistent with battle use and is all original. The metalwork is very good. The barrel’s bore has staining consistent with age and use & crisp well defined rifling. The breech is marked 'Spandau' with Crown and Imperial proof/ inspection marks. The bolt action and firing mechanism work as they should. It has a block and blade fore sight, ladder rear sight, steel butt plate and sling swivels. It is serial number 8530 which is stamped on the breech and barrel. The price 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 14499:5
£645.00

BRITISH NITRO PROOF MARKED, Victorian 1886 Dated MK IV Enfield Martini Henry .577x .450 Long Lever Service Rifle With British WD & India Arsenal Marks & Additional Parker Hale Vernier Target Sight . Sn 14499:2 - 14499:2
This is an original MK IV. 1886 dated .577x .450 Martini Henry, long lever Service Rifle. It has its original woodwork throughout. The all original stock is impressed with India Arsenal stamps, roundel & MK IV designation (illustrated). It has a post fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels, cleaning rod & bayonet lug. It is also fitted with an additional Parker Hale Vernier target sight. The steel barrel is clean, the rifling sharp and well defined. The barrel has ordnance / proof marks and British Nitro proofs. The metal work has even patina. The action works correctly and is fully functional. The action is stamped on the right side Crown VR (Victoria Regina) Enfield, ‘Mark IV I’ model designation and dated '1886'. As an Antique, obsolete calibre weapon, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Price includes UK delivery. NB A FIREARMS CERTIFICATE IS REQUIRED TO OWN THIS RIFLE FOR SHOOTING. Sn 14499:2
£975.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 15/9) LARGE, 19th Century American Side By Side Muzzle Loading Percussion Double Rifle (24 Bore) / Shotgun (28 Bore) Combination. Sn 14455 - 14455
This is an American side by side double rifle / shotgun combination. It has Walnut furniture with figured cheek piece and brass fittings including trigger guard with ornate extended tang, deeply curved butt plate and stock fittings including a hinged patch box with brass lid. One side of the stock is mounted with a brass plate in the stylised form of an American Eagle. The weapon has double hammers & triggers. The barrels set side by side measure 33 ¾” length and have a central barrel rib. It has a brass blade fore sight and 'v' notch plate rear sight. Both barrels have just light staining consistent with age. One barrel has crisp rifling and is 14.50mm muzzle diameter approx. 24 bore. The other barrel is smoothbore and 14.10 mm muzzle diameter approx. 28 bore. The weapon measures 49 ½” overall. Both side plates are engraved with foliate decoration. It is complete with wood ram rod. One end of the ram rod is formed from a spent brass cartridge case, the other end has a brass tip. The cocking & firing actions of the weapon work perfectly as they should. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading percussion firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14455
£0.00

C1830’s English Simmons London Single Barrel 17 Bore Percussion Sporting Shotgun. Sn 14492 - 14492
William Simmons was a London based gunsmith recorded in 1836 as having premises at Chamber Street London (see page 203 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This is an excellent percussion sporting shotgun by Simmons. It has a 32 ¼” round steel barrel stepped to octagonal (47 ½” overall). The barrel’s smooth bore is clean. The muzzle opening is 16.61 mm diameter, approx. 17 Bore. It has a walnut stock with brass fittings. The wood work has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The fore stock has a horn end cap. The action plate is signed ‘Simmons’. The barrel has a small blade foresight and grooved action rear sight. The piece is complete with original wood ramrod with brass end cap and brass tip. It’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price 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 14492
£545.00

MINT BORE, C1870 Victorian Martini Action 577x450 Calibre Large Game Cape/ Sporting Rifle By George Armstrong Cradock With Henry Patent Rifling, 6 Leaf Graduated Sights & Patchbox . Sn 14490 - 14490
This is a very good Martini action Cape rifle for hunting large African game. The woodwork is all original and undamaged with chequered panels at the wrist and fore stock. The stock has a large hinged patch box with steel lid. The round steel barrel has a flat top rib and is 33” length. The barrel is faintly stamped ‘Henry patent A&T 371’. The barrel has a mint bore, clean with crisp well defined Henry Patent rifling. The rifle measures 49 ½” overall length. The barrel flat is crisply marked ‘George Armstrong Cradock No 836’ highlighted in Gold (Cradock made quality Cape rifles for the African market). It has a bead foresight, graduated 6 leaf rear sights and steel butt plate. The metal work has even patina. The weapon has its original wood cleaning rod with brass end cap. Its loading and firing actions work as they should. The price for this large game Cape rifle with mint bore includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre, antique firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14490
£975.00

SOLD SOLD (16/10) QUALITY, 19th CENTURY, ENGLISH TOLL KEEPER’S Percussion Blunderbuss By Allport With Muzzle Rim Engraved ‘PAY THE TOLL No. 3’ & Ram Rod. Sn 14457 - 14457
There were several Gun Smiths named Allport working in both London & the provinces during the 19th Century. This an excellent Blunderbuss by Allport. This short Blunderbuss was obviously issued to a Road or Bridge toll keeper for self protection against highway men attempting to steel revenue and to ‘encourage’ reluctant travellers to pay their tolls. The short size would allow the toll keeper to conceal the weapon in their small toll booth / cabin or on their person, under an overcoat or duster. Our example is 28 ¾” overall length overall with a 13 ½” long steel cannon barrel stepped to octagonal towards the breech and with massive flared muzzle. The muzzle opening is 1 ½” diameter. Interestingly the rim of the barrel at the muzzle is contemporarily engraved with the demand ‘PAY THE TOLL’ and ‘No. 3’ either a weapon number or toll booth number. It has a heavy steel Dolphin hammer and foliate engraved action plate. The plate is signed by the maker ‘Allport’. It has a walnut full stock, steel trigger guard with acanthus bud finial, ram rod mount and butt plate. It has its original wood ramrod with brass end cap. The weapon cocks and dry fires with a strong action. The price for this quality Blunderbuss which is an interesting conversation piece 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 14457
£0.00

19th Century Continental Officer’s 24 Bore Percussion Pistol With Octagonal Barrel & Rifled Bore. Sn 14454 - 14454
This is an excellent Continental Officer’s 24 bore percussion pistol. It is 14” overall with an 8 ½” octagonal barrel. The muzzle opening of the barrel is 14.6mm (approx. 24 bore). The bore is clean with crisp multi-groove rifling. The barrel has a blade fore sight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. Its walnut stock is undamaged. It has a flared, fluted pistol grip with steel butt plate with hinged patch box. Its Dolphin hammer, trigger guard, butt plate, action plate and fore end block have foliate design decoration. The stock has German Silver mounts. It is complete an original browned steel ram rod with brass end cap. 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 14454
£675.00

C1850 English Riviere Of London 40 Bore Percussion Traveling Pistol With Multi-Facetted Barrel. Sn 14451 - 14451
Isaac Riviere (1781-1841) and his sons Henry and Augustus were London based gunsmiths operating from premises at Oxford Street, Piccadilly, Union Street, Bedford Street & Barclay Square between 1809 & 1866 (see page 198 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This is a fine quality Riviere London percussion traveling pistol made C1850. It is a sturdy heavy barrelled pistol, 9 ½” overall with a 5” multi- facetted barrel. The muzzle opening of the barrel is .471” (approx. 40 bore). The smooth bore is clean. The barrel has a bead fore sight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. Its walnut full stock is undamaged and is inlaid with oval void silver disc. Its Dolphin hammer, trigger guard and ram rod mount have foliate design decoration. The action is signed ‘Riviere’ and has sun burst decoration together with platinum insert. The top of the barrel is signed ‘Riviere London’. It is complete an original wood ram rod with horn end cap. The price for this excellent pistol 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 14451
£695.00

C1870 J. Harper Of London 6 Shot .36 Calibre Percussion Pepperbox Ring Trigger Revolver. Sn 14450 - 14450
A very good pepperbox ring trigger revolver made circa 1870. The revolver measures 7 ½” overall and the barrel cluster is 3” length. The German Silver frame has banners on the left and right sides. One side ‘J. Harper’, the other ‘London’. The barrel cluster has small proof marks. The revolver has undamaged finely chequered walnut grips. The grips are secured with a single screw bolt. The barrel bores have just staining consistent with age and its loading cocking and firing actions work as they should. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14450
£895.00
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