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SCARCE, American Remington- Elliott 1860 Patent 4 Barrelled Break Action .41 Rim Fire Calibre Derringer With Ring Trigger. Sn 14248 - 14248
A scarce Remington-Elliot 4 barrelled ring trigger Derringer in obsolete .32 rimfire calibre. William Elliot, an employee of Remington, invented the Remington –Elliott 4 barrelled 1860 patent derringer. It has a steel frame with 4 barrel cluster. The metal work has even patina. A small sliding lever on the underside of the frame releases the barrel cluster which breaks open for loading. To fire each barrel the ring trigger moves forward to cock the weapon and is pulled back to fire the first round. The system is repeated to fire each chamber which is achieved by means of a rotating firing pin within the action. The loading and firing mechanisms work perfectly. The barrel cluster is 3 ¼” long and the derringer measures 5” overall length. The barrels are .41 RF calibre and the bores have just light staining consistent with age and well defined rifling. The derringer has a small blade fore sight and the rear sights consist of notches in the frame of the derringer. The barrel cluster is faintly engraved to one side "Manufactured by E. Remington & Sons. Ilion N.Y", the other side faintly marked " Elliot's Patents May 29 1860.- Oct 11th 1860". There are no other external manufacturer, date marks or numbers on this piece. The grips are American Rosewood. The bottom edges of the grips have a few nibbles which are only visible on close inspection. Both grips are totally secure. The price for this unusual and desirable 4 shot derringer includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre derringer no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14248.
£1,175.00

RARE, 1856-1874, American Wild West Era Merwin & Bray New York Single Shot .30 Rim Fire Calibre, Brass Framed Derringer With Octagonal Pivot Barrel. Sn 14247 - 14247
The American Joseph Merwin was involved with marketing and manufacturing revolvers as early as 1856. Based in New York City he formed an arms company known as Merwin & Bray. The company ceased trading under that name by 1874. This is an excellent example of the Merwin & Bray derringer which are hard to find. It has a brass frame with even patina & original American Walnut grip which has just the knocks bumps and bruises consistent with age. It has a 3 ¾” octagonal steel barrel & measures 6 ¾” overall. The bore has faint rifling & staining consistent with age & use. It has a sheathed trigger and brass blade foresight. The rear sight consists of a notch in the hammer spur. The top of the barrel is signed by the manufacturer ‘Merwin & Bray New York’. The derringer's loading and firing actions work perfectly. There are no other visible external manufacturer marks or numbers on this piece. The barrel pivots for loading at half cock and the barrel is released for loading by depression of a small steel button on the underside of the action. Price for hard to find Wild West era derringer includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre derringer no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14247
£675.00

American Wild West Era, Ethan Allen’s 1845 Patent Top Bar Hammer .30” Smooth Bore Muzzle Loading Single Shot Derringer. Sn 14241 - 14241
The American Gunsmith and inventor Ethan Allen of Worcester Massachusetts held 22 firearms patents in the mid 1800’s. His 16th April 1845 top bar hammer patent was used on derringers, pepperbox pistols and other revolvers by a number of U.S. manufacturer’s. This is an original wild west era Allen’s 1845 patent bar hammer muzzle loading derringer. It has a steel frame, with steel trigger guard and 2 ¼” half round, half octagonal barrel and measures a diminutive 5” overall length. The metalwork has even patina. The barrel is .30” smoothbore. The bore has staining consistent with age and use. Its American Rosewood grip has just knocks bumps and bruises consistent with age. The underside of the barrel and trigger guard are numbered ‘179’. The left side of the hammer is stamped ‘Patented April 16 1845’. There are no other external manufacturer marks visible on this piece. The double action firing mechanism works perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading derringer no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14241
£395.00

Victorian, Williams & Powell, Liverpool British Officer’s Private Purchase Short Sea Service Customs/ Revenue .600 Bore Percussion Pistol With Captive Ram Rod & Belt Bar. Sn 14232 - 14232
Thomas Williams & Samuel Powell were English Gunsmiths based in Liverpool. Their business was established in 1780 and the Company traded under that name until C1909 (the original partnership lasted until 1846). The original partnership is recorded as having premises at various Liverpool addresses including 10 Pool Lane Liverpool, South Castle Street. Later addresses after 1846 include Thomas Street, Old Hall Street, 25 & 27 South Castle Street, Old Hall Street & Finally C1909 1 Exchange Street West (see page 368 of Brown’s book ‘British Gunmakers Vol. 2’). This is an excellent original Officer’s private purchase, Short Sea Service Customs / Revenue percussion pistol by Williams & Powell. It is 12” overall length with a 6” barrel which is .600" smooth bore. The bore is clean with no pitting. The Walnut stock is excellent with brass furniture & is undamaged with just the bumps & bruises to be expected. It has its original captive ram rod & the barrel has proof marks. The brass butt plate is fitted with lanyard ring. The stock fitted with steel belt bar. The side plate is signed ‘Williams & Powell’. The action functions perfectly. As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a display or collection. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14232
£875.00

***SOLD***SOLD*** VERY RARE, C1860 Victorian English Barnett Of London Whitworth Patent Polygonal Rifled Barrel .450 Calibre Muzzle Loading Military Percussion Carbine. Sn 14237 - 14237
The London based Barnett family of Gunsmiths are recorded at various addresses in London from 1796 to 1908 starting with Thomas Barnett at 134 Minories who later became Thomas Barnett & Sons and later John Edward Barnett at the Minories & 37 Camomile Street, ending as JE Barnett & Sons Ltd at Brewhouse Lane, Leaman Street & Duncan Street (see page 140 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol.1). This is an excellent muzzle loading military Whitworth patent barrel carbine size rifle by Barnett London made C1860. The side plate is crisply marked by the manufacturer ‘Barnett London’ together with Queens crown and Royal Cypher ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina). The top of the barrel near to the breech is marked ‘Whitworth (patent).450 Bore’. The barrel has Victorian proof marks. It has excellent all original wood work with chequered panel wrist, steel butt plate, brass fore end block, steel trigger guardand barrel bands. It also has its original steel ramrod, ladder rear sight, curved block fore sight, military heavy hammer and sling swivels. The 24 ½” barrel has crisp polygonal rifling. The Total length is 41 ¾”. The cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this very rare muzzle loading percussion carbine includes UK delivery. NB This is an antique obsolete calibre percussion rifle and no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 14237
£0.00

VERY RARE, One Of 16,000 British Crimean War Era 1856 Windsor USA Contract Pattern 1853 Enfield .577” Calibre 3 Band Percussion Rifled Musket With 1858 Dated Regiment Marked Butt Plate '4.L' To The 4th Lancers & U.S. Marked Socket Bayonet. A 581 - A 581
This is an excellent original example of the British 1853 Pattern rifled musket manufactured under contract to British War Department by Robbins and Lawrence, Windsor, Vermont, USA in 1856. During the Crimean War (1854-1856) there was a shortfall of Enfield rifle muskets. Insufficient numbers were being produced in the United Kingdom and, despite a contract for their manufacture being placed in Belgium, further assistance from both the United States and France was sought. An American contract was swiftly set up in February 1855 for 25,000 US rifle muskets, altered to the Enfield bore, to be made by Robbins and Lawrence of Windsor, Vermont. The American produced Enfields were stamped 'WINDSOR' on the lock. Although the contract was for 25,000 weapons, due to financial difficulties only 16,000 were produced in America for the British Army and marked ‘Windsor’. This is a very rare, original example of the Crimean War American contract 1853 Pattern 3-band Percussion Rifled Musket. The side plate is correctly stamped ‘Windsor’ and has the Queens crown (Victoria) together with ‘1856’ date. It has an excellent all original walnut stock, brass butt plate, brass trigger guard with extended tang, steel fore end block and original steel ram rod. The butt plate tang is crisply Regiment marked '4 L' (4th Lancers) together with 757 (weapon number) & date ‘1. 58’ (Jan 1858) indicating issue to the Lancers post Crimean War. The barrel has proof / inspection marks (all illustrated). The musket has a block and blade fore sight, sling swivels and ladder rear sight. The barrel has a clean rifled bore. Total length is 55" with a 39" barrel. The firing action works perfectly. The weapon is accompanied by its original U.S. made socket bayonet. The bayonet has the correct swivel collar and 18” flat triangular section blade which is straight and undamaged and tapers to a pin sharp point. The blade is stamped ‘U.S.’. The price for this very rare Crimean War era American made British Army Musket, one of only 16,000 manufactured, with bayonet includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion rifle, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. A 581
£1,295.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD Cased, Victorian C1850's 1st Type Deane Adams & Deane London (Makers To HRH Prince Albert) .32 Calibre Five Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver With Spurless Hammer & Octagonal Barrel With Accessories Including - 14154
The famous English gunsmith's Deane Adams and Deane had premises at 30 King William Street, London Bridge, London in 1852. Until the arrival of Samuel Colt at the Great Exhibition of 1851 with his display of percussion revolvers, British gun makers had largely neglected this style of weapon except for pepperbox revolvers. The arrival of Colt with his American methods of promoting business caused much resentment in the British gun trade. The outcome was a surge in quality revolver design and production by British makers including Deane Adams & Deane. This is an excellent, original, cased, 1st type, Deane Adams & Deane 5 shot percussion revolver. The weapon's double action firing mechanism work as it should. It has a 4 ½” octagonal barrel (9 ¼” overall). The barrel has a small blade fore sight & notched plate rear sight. The top of the frame is crisply marked 'Deane Adams & Deane Makers To HRH Prince Albert 30 King William Street, London Bridge' and has Victorian black powder proofs. It has foliate engraving to the frame & trigger guard. The frame is engraved ‘Adams Patent’ and partially legible ‘No. 5771?’1. Its finely chequered walnut grip is in great undamaged condition. The pistol's metal work is undamaged with original finish. The pistol is contained in its original wood case with hinged lid. The top of the lid is inlaid with a void central brass plate. The case has a brass lock (key absent). The inside of the lid has an original Deane Adams & Deane trade label. The case is lined with rich red felt and has compartments which contain accessories including a ‘Joyce & Co London’ labelled percussion cap tin which contains a quantity of percussion caps, a brass and steel double bullet mould for 1x lead ball and 1x lead conical bullet, a small quantity of .32 calibre lead balls and cloth wadding patches . Interestingly, also included is a copper and brass black powder flask which was found with the pistol. The flask is marked ‘James Dixon & Sons Sheffield’ and also has a British War Dept WD with arrow mark on the brass neck. The flask is without open/ close spring. The price for this cased pistol with accessories includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14154
£0.00

***SOLD***SOLD*** Victorian C1850, English John Cole, 10 Bore, Single Barrel Muzzle Loading, Percussion Shotgun With Walnut Stock & Ramrod. Sn 14190 - 14190
This is a Victorian muzzle loading percussion Shotgun. It has a 31 ½” round steel barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech and measures 48 ½” overall. The barrel is 19.64mm muzzle diameter (approx. 10 bore). The bore is clean.The shotgun has its original walnut stock with steel butt plate. The top of the wrist is inlaid with a void German Silver escutcheon and it has a polished horn fore end cap. The metal work has engraved decoration to the, side plate, breach tang, Dolphin hammer, steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial. The action plate is engraved with a ‘hunting dog in the field’ scene and signed by the maker ‘John Cole’. The top of the barrel is very faintly engraved ‘John Cole’ with unreadable address (there are several Gunsmiths by the name John Cole recorded as working in both London & the Provinces during the Victorian era). The weapon, strips, cocks & dry fires perfectly as it should. The shotgun is fitted with bead foresight & has its original brass tipped wood ramrod. Price for this antique shotgun includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14190
£0.00

C1850, Continental 18 Bore, Single Barrel Muzzle Loading Percussion Sporting Shotgun With Patch box, Ramrod & Sling. Sn 14189 - 14189
This is a continental muzzle loading percussion shotgun made C1850. It has a 31” round browned steel barrel and measures 47 ½” overall. The barrel is 16.23mm muzzle diameter (approx. 18 Bore). The smooth bore has staining and powder residue consistent with age and use. It has its original wood stock with chequered panels at the wrist and fore stock. The wood has just the bumps and bruises consistent with age. The shoulder stock has a steel hinged patchbox and figured cheek piece. The action plate and Dolphin hammer have light foliate engraved decoration. It has a plain steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial. The shotgun’s butt plate & bead fore sight are absent. The shotgun has its original steel ramrod. The shotgun is fitted with sling swivels and webbing sling. There are no visible manufacturer marks on the weapon. The weapon strips, cocks & dry fires perfectly as it should. Price for this attractive antique shotgun includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14189
£395.00

**SOLD**SOLD**Victorian 1878 British Enfield Tower Snider .577 Calibre Cavalry Carbine. Sn 14188 - 14188
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 cavalry carbine has a 19” round steel barrel with clean bore which has crisp well defined rifling. The metal work has even patina throughout. It has a brass butt plate and trigger guard with extended tang & fore end block. The wood is all original. The action plate is marked ’Tower’ (Enfield) together with ‘1878’ date & crisp Queen’s Crown with Royal Cypher ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina). The breech has small inspection marks. The action is strong and works as it should. It has a block & blade foresight, adjustable rear ladder sight and steel ram rod. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an 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 14188
£0.00
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