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QUALITY, English 1757-1758 Joseph Heylin Cornhill London Pair Of Queen Anne Style Flintlock Pistols With .700" Calibre Screw Off Cannon Barrels & Heavy Ornate Sterling Silver London Dog's Head Butt Plates. Sn 16203 - 16203
Joseph Heylin [1750-1800], made brass cannon barrels, flintlock pistols and brass barrel flintlock blunderbusses. Heylin was recorded as a Gunmaker, at the Cross Guns, Cornhill, 1757 .He became a Master Gunmaker in 1777 and is recorded as a Gunmaker and stone crossbow maker, 48 Cornhill, 1757-79; 100 Bishopsgate, 1780-1; Aldersgate Street 1796. He was a Contractor to East India Co., 1773-7; Hudson Bay Co., 1775-7; African Merchants Co., 1760 (see Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850). This is a fine pair of flintlock pistols by Heylin in the Queen Anne style. They are 13” overall length with 5 ¼”, .700” calibre screw off cannon barrels. The barrels bores have staining and residue consistent with age & use. The underside of the actions have crisp black powder proofs. The actions have foliate engraved decoration with scrolling banners. The left banner is signed ‘Heylin’ & the right ‘Cornhill London’. Both have Swan neck hammers fitted with flints. The cocking and firing mechanisms of both pistols work as they should with crisp actions. Their original walnut grips are excellent & undamaged. Both have ornate silver stock mounts. Both ornate 'dog's head' butt plates have very small sterling silver hallmarks ‘Lion Passant B’ for London 1757-1758 (see page 30 of Jackson’s Hallmarks edited by Ian Pickford). The price for this elegant, matching pair of pistols includes UK delivery. NB As antique flintlock pistols no licence is required to own them in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16203
£2,750.00

CRIMEAN WAR 1856 Dated British WD Enfield Tower Pattern 1853 .577 Calibre 2 Band Muzzle Loading Percussion Carbine. Sn 16238 - 16238
This pattern of Carbine were used by the British Military between 1853 into the 1870's. This is a very good Crimean war dated, example of the British 1853 Pattern Carbine. The side plate is stamped With Queens Crown (Victoria) and dated '1856' together with ‘Tower’ (Enfield). It has an excellent all original walnut stock, brass butt plate, brass fore end block & brass trigger guard with extended tang. The wood is impressed with ‘WD & Broad Arrow’ mark together with ‘2 NEW’ most likely a Regiment or Unit mark (unknown). The rifle has its original steel ramrod, sling swivels, block and blade fore sight and its original flip up rear sight. The barrel’s bore has well defined rifling and just light staining consistent with age and use. The barrel has black powder proof / inspection marks. Total length is 40” with a 23 ¼” barrel. The cocking & firing actions work correctly. The price includes UK delivery. NB This is an antique percussion rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16238
£975.00

Transit Cased Winchester 1901 Patent 10 Gauge Obsolete Calibre Breech Loading Black Powder Signal Cannon On Wheeled Carriage. Sn 16222 - 16222
This is an excellent Transit Cased Winchester 1901 Patent 10 Gauge Black Powder Signal Cannon. The 10 gauge, Winchester Breech Loading Signal Cannon was designed and patented by Charles H. Griffith for the Winchester Repeating Arms Company in 1901. The cannon were first offered for sale in the March 1903 Winchester Catalogue. These cannon emitted loud noise and smoke & were used to start yacht races. The steel cannon barrel of our example is 12” long. It’s smooth bore has staining consistent with age & use. The underside of the barrel and trunnion have matching numbers ‘378A’. The breach mechanism with hinged hatch and hammer mechanism is in good working order. The hammer is fitted with pull cord and wood toggle. The barrel is marked “NOT FOR BALL” and has Winchester manufacturer detail, calibre and 1901 Patent information (all illustrated). The cast iron wheeled carriage has cast markings “W. R. A. Co, Trade Mark, Registered in U. S. A.”. The cannon comes with its original wood transit case with hinged lid an hook fasteners. The wood is intact but has surface wear and small rareas of old stable worm to be expected. The lid has very faint stencilled lettering ‘Yacht Club’. One side of the case has a brass carry handle. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique, obsolete calibre black powder signal cannon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16222
£1,200.00

RARE, Crimean War 1855 Dated, French Model 1853 Chatellerault Arsenal Infantry Chasseur Sharpshooter’s Muzzle loading .700 Minie Ball Calibre Percussion Rifle With Brass Hilt Chatellerault Arsenal Yataghan Sword Bayonet & Scabbard. Sn 16225 - 16225
This is a rare and desirable French Minie Rifle of the Crimean War, together with its correct and well fitting bayonet. It is a Model 1853 Infantry Rifle, as issued to and used by the elite Chasseur Units in the Crimea. The rifle is dated 1855, the middle of the Crimean War, and was made at the French Royal Manufactory at Chatellerault. It has a flat Minie sight, graduated to 1,100 metres, and has the same four grooves and similar bore as the longer and more cumbersome British issue Minie rifle, 0.702 inches (17.8mm). The bore of the 34” barrel has well defined rifling and just light staining consistent with age and use. It measures 49 ½” overall length. The metal work has even patina is dated 1855, signed by the Chatellerault Arsenal and has proof marks. The metal is numbered ‘523’ which is repeated on the all original wood stock which has just light bumps and bruises to be expected. The barrel has the correct military bayonet lug, sling swivels and it has its original steel ram rod. The rifle’s cocking & firing actions work correctly with a nice tight action. The rifle comes with an original French sword bayonet. The steel fullered single edged ‘T’ back Yataghan blade has staining consistent with age and is 22 ¾” length. It has the correct steel hooked quillon with muzzle ring. It has a ribbed brass grip with flat spring and steel push button. The blade is marked with the name of the French Chatellerault Arsenal in French. It is complete with the correct steel scabbard. The scabbard has no dents and has its original fixed strap bar. The price for this historic piece includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion rifle no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16225
£1,295.00

SOLD SOLD (18/07) 1892, Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action .38-56 WCF (Winchester Centre Fire) Obsolete Calibre Rifle With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 16212 - 16212
The Winchester Model 1886 was a lever-action repeating rifle designed by John Browning to handle some of the more powerful cartridges of the period. This is an excellent original example chambered in .38-56 WCF. It has a 25" octagonal barrel & measures 44 ¼” overall. The rifled bore has residue and staining consistent with age & use. It has all original Walnut woodwork and metal with even patina throughout. The breech tang is crisply stamped 'Model 1886' and the top of the barrel is crisply stamped ' Manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Co New Haven, Conn USA'. The weapon is crisply stamped with serial number on the underside of the frame beneath the lever ‘61282’ which dates it to 1892. It has a 'buckhorn' rear sight, brass blade fore sight, steel butt plate and full length tube magazine. It's lever, loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16212
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (11/07) Late 1800's Colt 'New Line' .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 5 Shot Single Action Revolver. Sn 16214 - 16214
The Colt New Line was a single action pocket revolver introduced by the Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company in 1873. This is a very good example. These pistols were popular in the late 1800's. The revolver has a 2 ¼” round steel barrel (6” overall). The barrel's bore is clean with crisp rifling. It retains its original blue finish. The top of the barrel is faintly marked 'Colt's PT FA MFG CC Hartford CT USA'. The underside is numbered ‘3804’. The frame is stamped ’41 cal’. It has a blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. It has a shrouded trigger and the single action mechanism functions as it should. It has a removable cylinder for speed loading. It has undamaged wood grips. 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 16214
£0.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, C1870 Belgian Liege Pinfire 7mm Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Ornate Tooled Decoration & Folding Trigger. Sn 16213 - 16213
This is an excellent, 7mm calibre, 6 shot, pin fire pocket revolver. It has a 2 ¾” barrel (6 ¾” overall). It has undamaged, finely chequered gutta percha hard rubber grips. The pistol is decorated with an attractive foliate and geometric tooled design. The folding trigger, cylinder and frame and barrel block have matching numbers ‘16’. The fluted cylinder has an ‘ELG’ Liege mark and the frame has other small inspection marks. It has its original captive ejector rod and is side gate loading. It has a post fore sight. It is fully functioning in both single and double action. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique, pin fire weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16213
£645.00

Large, 1862 - 1867 American Wild West Era Sharps & Hankins Iron Frame .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 4 Barrelled Derringer . Sn 16161 - 16161
The story of the Sharps four-barrel pistol begins, officially, on December 18, 1849. On that date, the United States Patent Office issued patent number 6960 for a pistol to Christian Sharps, then residing in Washington, D.C. The pistol was not produced on a commercial basis until 1859, after Sharps had become sole owner of the Fairmont Rifle Works in West Philadelphia. By this time, the metallic cartridge had been introduced and Sharps was able to develop his design into a practical repeating pistol. Patent number 22753 was issued to Sharps on January 25, 1859. In 1862, William Hankins joined the firm and the company became "Sharps & Hankins". With the money brought into the company by Hankins, they were able to acquire a new factory. The new factory was first used for the manufacture of metallic rimfire cartridges but was later used to make both rifles and pistols. The Sharps and Hankins derringers differed from earlier Sharps derringers. They were larger, .32 calibre, and had iron frames. With only one exception, the Sharps & Hankins derringers had the barrel release button on the left side of the frame instead of underneath the frame. .When the partnership was dissolved in 1867, production of this model was stopped entirely. This is an Sharps & Hankins 4 barrelled derringer in .32 RF calibre. It is a fully functioning example. The pistol has 4 x 3 ½” steel barrels which have clean bores with crisp rifling. The derringer measures 6 ½” overall length. The frame is iron. It has a brass blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The right side of the frame has faint indistinct name ‘C.Sharps Jan’ (C. Sharps Patent Jan 25 1859). The top of the barrel group is crisply marked with the Sharps & hankins name and address. It has a revolving firing pin which works as it should and loading is achieved by depression of a knurled steel button on the left side of the frame. The barrel cluster can then be moved forward for loading of rounds. It has a shrouded trigger & undamaged Walnut grip. Its loading cocking and firing actions work perfectly. 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 part of a collection or display. Sn 16161
£895.00

MAGNIFICENT, Cased Victorian Era Belgian Liege Large Frame Double Action 12 Shot 9mm, Military Pinfire, Revolver With Accessories. Sn 16210 - 16210
This is an excellent, Belgian 9mm, military, pinfire, 12 Shot Revolver. It is side gate loading with a 6” barrel, sturdy undamaged large frame and undamaged Walnut grips. The frame has a small ‘crown above s’ Liege inspection mark. The barrel’s rifled bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use The frame and fluted cylinder have crisp foliate engraving. The pistol is double action and cocks and dry fires perfectly in both single & double action. It has a blade fore sight and the side gate operates crisply. It is complete with its original military lanyard ring and captive steel clearing rod. The pistol is contained in its original Oak case with hinged lid. We have never seen one of these 12 shot pin fire pistols with case. The case is ornately inlaid with mother of pearl. The lid of the case has some old stable cracks which are secure. The case has a brass lock with key. The case is lined with maroon felt and has compartments which contain accessories including a brass cleaning rod with screw on attachment and ebony handle, a small empty glass oil jar with lid which has an integral applicator & and an ebony handled steel tool. The inside of the padded lid has wording highlighted in gold ‘Verney Jne A Lyon’ most likely a French retailer. The price for this cased pistol with original accessories includes UK delivery. NB As an antique pin fire revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16210
£2,950.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, Cased, American Wild West Era, Sharps 1859 Patent .30 Rim Fire Calibre 4 Barrelled Brass Framed Pocket Derringer. Sn 16161 / 16168 - 16161 / 16168
4 barrelled derringer pistols were made by the C. Sharps Company beginning with their 1859 Patent. Production of the Sharps, 4 shot pistols ended in 1874. This is an original Sharps 1859 Patent 4 barrelled pocket derringer in .30 RF calibre. It is a fully functioning example in excellent condition. The pistol’s barrel cluster has 4 x 3" steel rifled barrels and measures 5 ¾” overall. The frame is brass. It has a brass bead fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The left side of the frame is stamped 'C. Sharps Patent 1859'. The right side ‘C. Sharps & Co Philada. PA’ (all illustrated). The underside of the barrel cluster is numbered '5128'. The butt of the grip frame is stamped with matching number. It has a revolving firing pin and loading is achieved by depression of a steel button at the underside of the frame, the barrel cluster can then be moved forward for loading of rounds. It has a sheathed trigger & wood grips. The rifled bores of the barrels are clean and its loading cocking and firing actions work as they should. The derringer is contained in its period fitted wood case with hinged lid and lock (key absent). The case has a silver plate applied to the centre of the lid engraved ‘J.Oliver’ in stylised script. The inside of the case is lined with green felt and has cut out sections which snugly fit the pistol. The interior of the case has compartments for accessories and 8 cut out slots to hold ammunition. 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 part of a collection or display. Sn 16161 / 16168
£875.00
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