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Early 1800’s Pear Shaped Copper Black Powder Flask With Sprung Brass Nozzle. Sn 15655 - 15655
This is an original early 1800’s, black powder flask. It has a pear shaped copper body. The brass top has a spring lever which is fully functioning with a strong action. The flask is 4 ½” length and 2” diameter at its widest. There are no signs of damage or repair and no visible manufacturer marks on the flask. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 15655
£225.00

Early 1800’s Sykes Patent Pear Shaped Iron Black Powder Flask With Graduated, Sprung Brass Nozzle. Sn 15654 - 15654
This is an original Syke's Patent, black powder flask. It has a pear shaped Iron Body. The innovative Syke's Patent brass top has measurement adjustment and spring lever which is fully functioning with a strong action, for different loads. The top is crisply stamped 'Sykes Patent'. The flask is 6 ½” length and 2 ¾” diameter at its widest. There are no signs of damage or repair. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 15654
£195.00

MINT BORE, C1870 Belgian Liege Military Pinfire 12mm Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Revolver. Sn 15201 - 15201
This is a very good C1870 obsolete calibre 12mm Pinfire Military, side gate loading revolver complete with captive ejector rod with Liege marks. It is both single and double action & is in its original condition, fully functioning with a 4 ½” barrel and chequered walnut grips. The barrel’s bore is near mint, clean with well defined rifling. The barrel has a blade fore sight and has a ‘v’ groove hammer rear sight. The butt is fitted with military lanyard ring. The cylinder is marked with liege ‘ELG’ proof and ‘Crown above T’ mark. The ‘Crown T’ mark is repeated on the frame. The weapon's side gate loading and firing actions work perfectly. NB As an obsolete calibre revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15201
£675.00

Rare Royal Malta Fencible Artillery Victorian 1868 Dated British WD Enfield Snider MK II ** .577 Calibre Artillery Carbine Maltese Issue Marked ‘RMFA 2/25’ With Nipple Protector & Chain. Sn 15647 - 15647
This is an original British .577 Snider Patent MK II ** Artillery carbine TO A RARE UNIT.. The Snider action was introduced to British service in 1866 and muzzle loading Enfield Carbines were converted to allow the use of the .577 calibre brass cartridge. They remained in use until the Martini Henry was introduced. This Snider carbine has a 21 ½” round steel barrel with clean bore and crisp rifling (40” overall). The barrel has WD inspection / proof marks. The metal work has even patina throughout. It has a brass butt plate, brass fore end block & brass trigger guard. The butt plate tang is Regiment marked ‘RMFA 2/25’ ROYAL MALTA FENCIBLE ARTILLERY FORT 2 GUN NUMBER5 25. The original wood is undamaged with just light bumps and bruises to be expected. The wood has a crisp Enfield roundel. The action plate is marked ’Enfield’ together with ‘1868’ date, inspection mark & crisp Crown VR mark (Victoria Regina). The breech has proof/ WD inspection marks together with ‘II**’ designation. The breech cover has a steel breech cover with knurled edge, correctly without locking catch and has inspection marks. The action is strong and works as it should. It has a fixed foresight, adjustable rear ladder sight, bayonet block, cleaning rod, sling swivels and nipple protector with brass chain. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique, obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15647
£1,250.00

SOLD SOLD (14/11) Victorian 1872 Dated British WD BSA Co Snider MK III .577 Calibre 2 Band Rifle With Nipple protector & Chain . Sn 15645 - 15645
This is an original British .577 Snider Patent MK III 2 band rifle by BSA Co. The Snider action was introduced to British service in 1866 and muzzle loading Enfield Carbines were converted to allow the use of the .577 calibre brass cartridge. They remained in use until the Martini Henry was introduced. This Snider rifle has a 29 ½” round steel barrel with clean bore and crisp rifling. The barrel is marked ‘steel’ and has inspection / proof marks. The metal work has even patina throughout. It has a steel butt plate, fore end block & trigger guard. The butt plate tang is marked ’30 above 104’ together with WD inspection marks. The original wood is undamaged with just light bumps and bruises to be expected. The wood has a crisp WD roundel. The action plate is marked ’BSA Co’ together with ‘1872’ date & crisp Crown VR mark (Victoria Regina). The action has its original brass chain with nipple protector. The breech and barrel have proof/ WD inspection marks together with ‘III’ designation. The breech cover has a steel breech cover with locking catch and inspection marks. The action is strong and works as it should. It has sling swivels, bayonet bar, cleaning rod, fixed foresight and adjustable rear ladder sight. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique, obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15645
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (23/10) British 1866 Enfield Tower .577 Calibre NCO’s 2 Band Percussion Rifle. Sn 15657 - 15657
This is an excellent Victorian Enfield Tower NCO’s rifle made in 1866. It measures 49 ¼” overall with a 33” barrel which is .577 calibre. The clean bore has crisp well defined 5 groove rifling. The barrel has proof / inspection marks. It has all original full wood stock and metal work. The wood has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The stock has original single sling swivels. The action plate is crisply marked with Victorian Queens Crown, Tower (Enfield) & dated ‘1866’. The rifle has a heavy military hammer, brass butt plate, brass trigger guard, brass fore end block & steel barrel bands together with original steel ramrod. It has a flip up ladder rear sight, block & blade fore sight & bayonet block. It’s cocking and firing actions work correctly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15657
£0.00

Rare, American Civil War Springfield Armoury U.S Army Model 1861 Rifled Musket Converted To Needham London Patent Side-Swing Breech Block Loading System In .58 Calibre. Sn 15649 - 15649
The Springfield Model 1861 was a Minié-type rifled musket shoulder-arm used by the United States Army and Marine Corps during the American Civil War. Commonly referred to as the "Springfield" (after its original place of production, Springfield, Massachusetts), it was the most widely used U.S. Army weapon during the Civil War, favored for its range, accuracy, and reliability. In 1867 Joseph & George H. Needham London invented a side-swing breechblock to accept .58 Calibre metallic cartridges. Many 1861 muskets were converted to the Needham system by the U.S. Army. The converted weapon is essentially a Model 1861 with patent breech and modified lock and hammer. This is an excellent, rare to find Springfield Needham conversion. This rifle has the correct side swing breech block loading system,, modified lock and hammer. It has its all original undamaged walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises consistent with age and use. The metal work has even patina. The lock plate is marked: "SPRINGFIELD". The steel butt plate tang is stamped "US" (Army). It has a fixed fore sight and 2 leaf rear sight. The bore of the rifle’s 36” round steel barrel has well defined rifling and just staining consistent with age. The rifle measures 56” overall length. The rifle has its original steel ram rod and sling swivels. The weapon cocks and dry fires. The price for this rare piece 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 15649
£1,295.00

RARE, American 1866-1871 Providence Tool Company, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, Peabody’s 1862 Patent Sharps & Hankins Model 1862 Army .45- Peabody Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Breech Loading Cavalry Carbine With Saddle Ring. Sn 15650 - 15650
The Peabody action was an early form of breechloading firearm action, where the heavy breechblock tilted downwards across a bolt mounted in the rear of the breechblock, operated by a lever under the rifle. The Peabody action most often used an external hammer to fire the cartridge. The Peabody action was developed by Henry O. Peabody from Boston, Massachusetts, and was first patented on July 22, 1862. Peabody carbines and rifles were made by the Providence Tool Company, Providence, Rhode Island; c. 1866–1871. The total production was, 112,000. Our example is in excellent condition. The weapon is 39 ½” overall length. By operating the under lever, the breech plates falls to allow loading of a cartridge. The weapon has a 21” long, blued barrel. It is chambered for a .45 Peabody Rim Fire Cartridge. The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. The metal work has even patina. It has a pinched block foresight and adjustable rear sight. The left side of the frame is crisply stamped with manufacturer and patent detail (illustrated in image 2). The weapon is serial number ‘10405’. The all original wood work is undamaged with just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The butt plate is steel and it has a single sling swivel and saddle ring. The loading and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15650
£1,795.00

American 1871 & 1879 Patent Hopkins & Allen Manufacturing Company ‘BLUE JACKET No 2’ .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Nickel Plated 5 Shot Single Action Revolver. Sn 15653 - 15653
Hopkins & Allen Arms Company was a US firearms manufacturing company based in Norwich, Connecticut that was founded in 1868 by Charles W. Allen, Charles A. Converse, Horace Briggs, Samuel S. Hopkins and Charles W. Hopkins. The Hopkins brothers ran the day-to-day operations of the company until it went bankrupt in 1916 and was subsequently bought by Marlin-Rockwell. Known as the ‘Blue Jacket No2 ’ Model, this revolver is one of many revolvers based on S&W and Colt Patents produced in the 1860’s through to the late 1870s with dynamic or quirky names to attract sales. This is an original example of the ‘BLUE JACKET No2’. It retains much of its original nickel finish with areas of staining consistent with age. It has a 3 ¼” round steel barrel (8” overall). The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘7279’. The top of the frame is crisply marked 'Hopkins & Allen Mfg Co Pat MCH 28 71 MAY 27 79 32 Cal Rim Fire BLUE JACKET No2'. It has a shrouded trigger, steel hammer and original undamaged ornate Gutta Percha hard rubber grips. The pistol has a blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The action which is perfect, is single action only. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15653
£475.00

RARE, Victorian Pre 1897 British Swinburn’s Patent Martini Action No 2 Musket Ammunition (.500/.450 Obsolete Calibre) Sporting Rifle By W&C Scott & Son (Webley). Sn 15648 - 15648
The Swinburn rifle in outward appearance is very similar to a Martini Henry, however the action is of the Swinburn patent. In simple terms this has a falling block and cocking lever as in a Martini, but employs a V leaf spring and hammer to strike the firing pin and has an additional side lever which allows the hammer to be cocked without operating the under lever. This is a very good example of the scarce Swinburn Patent rifle in No 2 Musket Ammunition Calibre(.500/.450). The action has the correct additional side mounted Swinburn cocking lever and is stamped by the manufacturer ‘ W&C Scott & Son Makers London Swinburns Patent’ (In 1897 Webley amalgamated with W & C Scott and Sons to become The Webley & Scott Revolver and Arms Company Ltd of Birmingham). The action tang is numbered ‘35500’. The metal work is undamaged. The wood work is all original and has a chequered wrist and fore stock. The underside of the shoulder stock near to the steel butt plate has a small, contemporary, professional repair and the butt plate is holed for trap (trap lid absent). The underside of the wrist is holed for sling swivel lug. The fore stock has a polished horn end cap. The 26” barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling and the rifle measures 42 ¾” overall length. The underside of the barrel has a fixed ring for sling swivel. The barrel is marked ‘No2 Musket Ammunition’ and has proofs. The barrel has a block and blade fore sight and flip up ladder rear sight. The rifle’s cocking & firing actions work as they should. The price 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 15648
£1,200.00
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