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EXREMELY RARE, BRITISH ROYAL NAVY VOLUNTEERS, 1861 British Enfield Tower MK II** 2 Band .577 Obsolete Calibre Snider Rifle With Full Length Morris Aiming Tube For The 297/230 Obsolete Calibre Round. Sn 14397 - 14397
The British inventor Richard Morris patented his aiming tubes to allow the small, short range 297/230 Morris round to be used in large calibre rifles. The Morris round is UK obsolete calibre (see page 349 of Cartridges Of The World by Barnes). The rifles could then be used to cost effectively train troops on the range. The full length Morris tubes are extremely rare to find. This is an excellent example of the Enfield Snider 2 band rifle with the extremely rare full length Morris Aiming Tube. The side plate is stamped With Queens Crown ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina) and by the manufacturer ‘Tower’ (Enfield) and dated 1861. It has excellent all original wood work, nipple protector with chain, brass butt plate, fore end block and trigger guard with extended tang. It has its bayonet bar, sling swivels, original cleaning rod, ladder rear sight stamped and block with blade fore sight. The butt plate tang is stamped ‘V.L.L.R.N’ to a Royal Navy Volunteer Regiment. The barrel has a pristine, clean bore & crisp rifling. The Total length is 49” with a 29 ¾” barrel. The firing action works perfectly. The Morris tube with ribbed and knurled brass muzzle collar snugly screws into the bore. The bore of the tube is also pristine, clean with crisp well defined rifling. This is an antique obsolete calibre rifle and a must for any serious collector. No licence is required to own this rifle or the aiming tube in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14397
£2,500.00

Original, 19th Century Oriental Cast Bronze Lantaka Merchant Ship Deck Defence Cannon With Wooden Display Stand. Sn 14328 - 14328
Lantaka were a type of bronze cannon mounted on merchant vessels travelling the waterways of Malay Archipelago in the 1800’s. Their use was greatest in precolonial South East Asia especially in Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The guns were used to defend against pirates. Many of these beautiful guns were mounted on swivels and were known as swivel guns. This is a beautiful original 19th Century Cast bronze Lantaka Swivel Cannon. It is 32 ¾” in length half of the barrel is round and half octagonal. It has a 1 ¼” bore at the muzzle opening. The cannon has the correct 4 ½” bronze mounting spike with ornate cast curved arms secured to the barrel by lugs either side of the barrel. The spike is intact and secure but does have some cracking and holes consistent with age and use. The barrel is ornately decorated with foliate and geometric designs and it has a flared ornate muzzle. The barrel has fixed sights which are incorporated into the cast design. The barrel near to the touch hole has a cast crocodile. Its aiming handle is hollow for adding an additional wood handle. The barrel is open and it has its original touch hole. The Lantaka is complete with a cylindrical wood display stand which is 9” tall and 5 ¼” diameter at the base tapering to 4 ¼” at the top. The top of the stand is holed and fits the cannon’s spike snugly. The Lantaka itself weighs a hefty 14.8 Kg. The carriage weighs 1.8Kg (16.6 Kg Total). The price for this historic Lantaka with stand 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 14328
£975.00

Victorian British Cavalry Officer’s Private Purchase .650 Calibre Muzzle Loading Carbine By Greener Gunmaker To HRH Prince Albert With Captive Steel Ram Rod & Saddle Bar. Sn 14329 - 14329
The famous W.W. Greener English sporting shotgun and rifle manufacturer was established in 1829 and is still in business, with a fifth generation Greener serving on its board of directors. In the mid 1800’s Greener was producing firearms at the St Mary’s Works Birmingham and had Royal appointments with the British Monarchy. This is a Victorian British Officer’s private purchase percussion cavalry carbine Greener. It has a 24” steel barrel which is a clean .650 carbine smooth bore and measures 40 ½” overall. The side plate is marked ‘Greener’ and the top of the barrel ‘Greener maker To HRH Prince Albert’. It has its original walnut stock which is excellent condition as is its metal work with original blue finish. The right side of the stock has its original steel saddle bar and the shoulder stock is fitted with sling swivel. It has a brass butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang, ram rod mounts and fore end block. It has a heavy military hammer, blade fore sight, block with ‘v’ notch rear sight and original captive steel ram rod. The weapon cocks & dry fires with a strong action. Price for carbine by a famous maker includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14329
£1,275.00

RARE, Cased Pair Of Original American 1870-1880 .41 Rim Fire Calibre Nickel Plated Colt No.1 ‘Knuckle Duster’ Derringers. Sn 14348 - 14348
Colt made their No.1 Derringers between 1870 and 1880. This is an excellent pair of original .41 RF Calibre nickel plated steel ‘Knuckle Duster’ Derringers rare to find as a cased pair. Each pistol measures 5” overall with 2 ¾” barrels which have flat tops with German Silver blade fore sights. The barrel flats are crisply marked by the manufacturer ‘Colt’s PT FA MFG Co Hartford CT USA No.1’ with Maltese cross marks either side. The pistol’s rifled bores have just light staining consistent with age and use. They have spurred steel hammers incorporating a ‘v’ rear sight & sheathed triggers. They have the correct distinctive hooked handle with the appearance of a knuckle duster (the heavy handle could be used to strike an assailant). The action frames have crisp foliate engraved decoration. The barrels swing to the left for loading. The barrels move by operation of a sliding knurled steel button on the right side of their frames. Their loading and firing actions work perfectly. The pistols retain most of their original nickel finish. One pistol has matching numbers ‘1820’ on the underside of the barrel and frame. The other has matching numbers ‘3106’ in the same locations. The derringers are contained in their original period fitted Walnut case with hinged lid and lock (key absent). The case has brass hinges and an inlaid brass Eagle roundel applied to the centre of the lid. The inside of the case is lined with padded red velvet and has cut out sections which snugly fit the pistols. The price includes UK delivery. NB As obsolete calibre antique pistols no licence is required to own them in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14348
£2,900.00

Victorian English Reade Of London .36" Calibre Brass Framed Bar Hammer, 6 Shot Pepper Box Revolver. Sn 14349 - 14349
Revolving pepper box multi shot pistols were produced from the late 1820s and were designed for civilian use. They were made in numerous calibres. This is original bar hammer pepperbox is in .36" calibre. The pistol has 6 x 3" barrels and measures 7 ½” overall. The barrels are stamped with proof marks and have clean bores. The barrels are also numbered 1-6. The brass action, grip frame, steel bar hammer and trigger guard are decorated with foliate and geometric engraving. The left side is signed ‘Reade London’ (either the manufacturer or retailer). The pistol has an undamaged Walnut grip. A nice example of a Victorian personal protection weapon worthy of further research re the manufacturer. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14349
£975.00

SCARCE, 1876- Early 1900's French 8mm Calibre Repeating Palm Pistol By Mitrailleuse D’Armes St Etienne. Sn 14350 - 14350
These pistols unusual small calibre 4 shot 'palm squeeze' repeating pistols were made between 1896 and C1911. They were marketed as self defence weapons. This is a good example in obsolete 8mm calibre. The barrel is stamped ‘Mitrailleuse’. The right side of the frame is marked "Manufacture Mitrailleuse D’Armes St Etienne " within panel (illustrated). The left side ‘Surete’ within panel above ‘Dechargement Et Demontage’ within panel (illustrated). The action casing has tooled decoration and features a 3 position switch on the left side and it has a wood palm grip butt. The action casing has areas of staining and pitting consistent with age and use. The squeeze firing action works as it should. The pistol has a 2" barrel and measures 5 ¼” overall. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘3204’. The pistol has a sliding ribbed steel breech cover and flat top barrel rib. It’s post fore sight is absent. The price for this hard to find, unusual pistol includes UK delivery. NB 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. Sn 14350
£1,200.00

C1820 English .67 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel By Thomas. Sn 14344 - 14344
There were many English gunsmiths by the name of Thomas operating in both London and the Provinces during the Georgian and Victorian eras. This is an excellent flintlock pocket pistol made C1820. It is 5 ½” overall with a 2½” screw off barrel which is 10mm diameter at the muzzle opening (approx. 67 bore). The smooth bore has staining consistent with age but no pitting or rust. The underside of the barrel has crisp proof marks (illustrated). The action is decorated with shield and banners on the right side and signed by the manufacturer ‘Thomas’ on the left. It has undamaged original bag shaped wood grip and sliding safety catch feature. The hammer is fitted with flint. The cocking & firing actions work as they should. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a private collection or display. Sn 14344
£495.00

C1870 Liege Belgium Nickel Plated 5mm Pin Fire Ladies 6 Shot Purse Revolver With Folding Trigger & Original Period Leather Covered Wood Clamshell Case. Sn 14307:2 - 14307:2
This is a very good 6 shot 5mm pinfire double action revolver made in Liege C1870. Its small calibre and frame allowed this type of pistol to be carried by ladies in their purses for personal protection. This example is in full working order with all the springs functioning. It measures 5 ½” overall with a 2 ½” octagonal barrel. It’s nickel plating is worn and tarnished in areas consistent with age but the metal is undamaged. It has a typical folding trigger and undamaged wood grips. The pistol is stamped with Liege proof marks 'Crown Above R' (Liege mark post 1852) and '* above F'. The pistol is side gate loading, has a post fore sight and a captive ejector rod. The pistol is accompanied by its original leather covered wood clamshell hard case with clasp fastener. The case is lined and padded with cotton and silk. The leather has some scuffing consistent with age but is all intact and fits the pistol perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. 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. Sn 14307:2
£425.00

Victorian English 22 Bore Percussion Converted From Flintlock Traveling Pistol With Octagonal Barrel By Smith. Sn 14305 - 14305
This is a good percussion pistol, nipple & drum converted from flintlock. It is 11” overall with a 6” octagonal steel barrel. One barrel flat has black powder proof marks. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining consistent with age. It’s steel side plate, action tang, Dolphin hammer, trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial, have light foliate engraved decoration. The side plate is faintly engraved with indistinct lettering which appears to contain the name Smith (there were many Gunsmiths named Smith working in both London & the Provinces during the Georgian and Victorian eras). It has sliding safety bolt and blade fore sight. It has its original, undamaged walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises consistent with age. The pistol has its original wood ram rod with brass end cap. Its cocking and firing actions work as they 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 14305
£395.00

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
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