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Original, 19th Century Oriental Cast Bronze Lantaka Merchant Ship Defence Deck / Rigging Cannon With Wooden Display Stand. Sn 15227 - 15227
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. Small examples could be mounted in rigging and be fired hand held by Ship’s crew. This is an original 19th Century Cast bronze Lantaka Swivel Cannon. It is 26” in length . It has a 1” bore at the muzzle opening. It has a 5 ¾” long blackened iron mounting shaft with curved arms secured to the barrel by lugs either side of the barrel. The shaft is intact and has no damage. The cannon barrel has a flared ornate muzzle. The barrel has fixed sights which are incorporated into the cast design which features stylised foliate motifs and birds within panels designs. Its aiming handle is hollow for adding an additional wood handle to assist aiming. The barrel is open and it has its original open touch hole. The Lantaka is complete with a later wood display stand which is 13” x 8 ½” x 7 ¾”. The stand is mounted with 2 decorative iron plates. The top of the stand is holed and fits the cannon’s spike snugly and allows the barrel to swivel freely. The Lantaka itself weighs 5.95 Kg. The stand weighs 3.11 Kg. 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 15227
£995.00

C1820 English, Thomas Hewson, London .650 Carbine Calibre Percussion Holster Pistol Converted From Flintlock With Octagonal Barrel & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 15231 - 15231
The English London based gunsmith Thomas Hewson is recorded as having premises at 133 Fetter Lane between 1805 & 1808, 36 Piccadilly 1808 to 1820. He is believed to have emigrated to South Africa C1820 and worked as a gunsmith at Grahamstown from 1837 (see page 169 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This is an excellent percussion traveling pistol converted from flintlock by Hewson. It is 11 ¾” overall with a 6 ¼” octagonal brown wash steel barrel. The top barrel flat is crisply signed ‘London’. The smooth bore is clean. It has a Dolphin hammer. The lock plate is crisply signed ‘Hewson’ and has foliate engraved decoration. It has an undamaged all original walnut full stock. Its steel trigger guard with extended tang has foliate engraved decoration and it has its original captive steel ram rod with steel ram rod mount. The pistol has a brass bead fore sight. It’s 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 15231
£895.00

SOLD SOLD (25/04) C1830 English, W. Bond London, 40 Bore Brass Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 15236 - 15236
A large family of English Gunsmith’s named Bond had premises at various London addresses including at 108 Leadenhall Street, 45 Cornhill and at 'The Golden Blunderbuss' 59 Lombard Street, between 1762 & 1879. The Bond's made and supplied firearms to The British East India Company. A member of that family William Thomas Bond is recorded as working as a Gunsmith on his own at the family addresses in 1836. A William Bond is also recorded as working as working with Edward Bond at 45 Cornhill 1826-1855 and Northumberland Alley London 1871-1879 (see page 143 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This is an excellent brass flintlock pocket pistol by W. Bond made C1830. The pistol is 6” overall with a 1 ½” screw off smoothbore brass barrel. The bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. On the left side it is engraved 'W. Bond London' within Martial arms motif. The right ‘Lombard Street London’. It has a sliding safety bolt, steel trigger, trigger guard and Swan neck hammer. The action works as it should with a strong spring. It has crisp proofs on the underside of the barrel. Its walnut bag shaped grip has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15236
£0.00

QUALITY, RARE, 1803 – 1852 English Thomas Conway Manchester Hunting ‘Stone Bow’ (Large Wood & Steel Bullet Shooting Crossbow) In A Bespoke Period Solid Mahogany Case With Inscribed Plate To ‘Henry Burgess Springfield Salford’. Sn 15212 - 15212
The bullet-shooting crossbow, referred to as “Stone bow,” is a modified version of the classic crossbow. The bow was usually constructed with wood and steel, depending on the preference. It typically utilizes bullets and stones as projectiles instead of the traditional quarrel. The Stonebow reached its height of popularity between 1760 and 1810. The designs of the period, as well as later versions, remained popular even after the invention of the gun, probably due to their silence when shooting. This trait made the Stonebow a good weapon for poachers. Thomas Conway was an English Gunsmith with premises in Manchester at 179 Chapel Street, 3 Market Street & 43 Blackfriars Street, Deansgate between 1803-1852. This is a quality made Stonebow by Conway of Manchester. It has its original walnut rifle type stock with steel butt plate and chequered wrist and steel trigger guard. The wood has some aged stable cracks. The top of the stock is slotted for its integral cocking leaver and the ovoid plate at the top of the action is signed by the maker ‘Conway Manchester’. The action works as it should. The cocking lever with handle is retained in its slot by means of a sprung metal catch at the butt end. The steel bow with central winged 4” prongs is riveted to the stock via steel tangs either side. All metal work is clean with no rust or signs of repair. The Stonebow measures 30” at its widest and 29” length. The Stonebow is contained in its quality period made solid Mahogany case with hinged lid and lock with key. The lid has a brass plate inscribed ‘Henry Burgess Springfield Salford’ no doubt the name of the original owner of this fine piece. The heavy solid case has no damage and the lock functions as it should. The Stonebow is un-strung but the case contains remnants of an original period cat gut bow string dried with age. The case measures 31 ½” x 33 ½” x 6 ½”. The price for this large Stonebow unusual to find with case includes UK delivery. Sn 15212
£3,450.00

RESERVED RESERVED ZULU WAR ERA 1874 Dated British WD Enfield Martini Henry MK 1 Converted To MK 2 577x450 Calibre Artillery Carbine With 1894 Dated Stock Disc Regiment Marked ‘1.V.FF.A’ To The Scottish 1st Forfarshire Volunteer Artillery. A 605 - A 605
This is a very good original example of the MK 1 converted to MK 2 Martini Artillery Carbine in .577x 450 calibre. The right side of the action is date stamped 1874 with 'Crown VR' (Victoria Regina) and MK 1 converted to MK 2 designation. The metal work has even patina and WD ordnance marks. The wood work is all original with just the knocks bumps and bruises to expected with age and service use. The barrel is complete with bayonet lug, block & blade foresight, ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels & cleaning rod. The stock is fitted with a brass disc, stamped With Regiment mark ‘1.V.FF.A 250’ (1st Volunteer Forfarshire Artillery Weapon Number 749) together with date ‘3 1894’ (March 1894). The action works as it should. This carbine is only suitable for display / demonstration. The price includes UK delivery. 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. A 605
£895.00

MINT BORE, VERY RARE, American Civil War Era U.S Army 1851 / 1859 Maynard's Patent Model 1863 2nd Type .50" Calibre Single Shot Break Action Cavalry Carbine With Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 15203 - 15203
The Maynard Patent Carbines used during the Civil War were designed by Dr. Edward Maynard, a dentist, who was best known for his invention of a mechanical priming system used in several different rifles and carbines, one of the first being the U.S. Model 1855 rifle. Many older rifles were also modified to use this system. The Maynard Patent Carbines were made by the Massachusetts Arms Company. The first model was made with the Maynard priming system and were sold to the U.S. Army and Navy in .50 caliber, and were also used by the Internal Revenue Service. The second model, also known as the Model 1863, omitted the Maynard priming system to increase production rates, and was sold primarily to the U.S. Army in .50 calibre. About 20,202 were made, and were used by the 9th and 11th Indiana and the 11th Tennessee Cavalry Regiments, in addition to others. This is a 2nd Model carbine in excellent condition. The left side of the receiver is marked “EDWARD MAYNARD / PATENTEE / MAY 27. 1851. / DEC. 6. 1859.”. The right side of the receiver is marked “MANUFACTURED B Y / MASS. ARMS CO. / CHICOPEE FALLS.”. The lower tang is numbered “14872”. The weapon has the correct steel under lever which also forms the trigger guard. The weapon's steel fittings include butt plate, saddle bar, ring, fixed foresight and flip up 2 leaf rear sight. It's original wood stock is undamaged and has Federal Army inspector cartouches (illustrated). It's loading & firing actions work perfectly. It has a 20" barrel (36 ½” overall). The barrel’s bore is near mint, clean with crisp rifling. The price for this rare civil war carbine 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 15203
£1,895.00

MINT BORE, 1870 Dated British WD Enfield Mk III Snider Conversion .577 Calibre Cavalry Carbine With Regiment / Unit Marked Stock ‘55’. Sn 15207 - 15207
This is an excellent, original British Military .577 Snider Conversion Cavalry Carbine. The Snider action was introduced to British service in 1866. They remained in use until the Martini Henry was introduced. This Enfield cavalry carbine has a 19 ½” round browned steel barrel with a near mint bore, clean with crisp rifling. The barrel is marked ‘steel’ and has inspection proof marks. It has a brass butt plate which has a WD inspection mark and Regiment or Unit mark ‘55’ & brass trigger guard with WD inspection mark. The all original woodwork is excellent & undamaged. The wood is impressed with Enfield roundel. The side plate is crisply marked with Crown ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina), dated 1870 Enfield . The breech has proof / inspection marks including ‘III’ (Mark 3 designation) WD ordnance marks. The breech cover has a knurled steel button release catch. The action is strong and works as it should. It has a fixed foresight and adjustable ladder rear 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 15207
£975.00

MINT BORE, 1872 British Enfield Tower Snider Conversion .577 Calibre Cavalry Carbine By V&R Blakemore Birmingham & London With Royal Canadian Mounted Police ‘RCMP’ Stamped Stock. Sn 15204 - 15204
This is an excellent, original British Military .577 Snider Conversion Cavalry Carbine. The Snider action was introduced to British service in 1866. They remained in use until the Martini Henry was introduced. This Enfield Tower cavalry carbine has a 23” round browned steel barrel with a near mint bore, clean with crisp rifling. It has a brass butt plate & brass trigger guard. The all original woodwork is excellent & undamaged. The wood is impressed ‘RCMP’ to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The action and side plate are also browned steel. The side plate is crisply marked with Crown, dated 1872 and has the Enfield ‘Tower’ mark. It also stamped ‘V&R Blakemore Birmingham & London’ (this is most likely the Gunsmith who performed the snider conversion before supply to the RCMP). The breech and barrel have proof / inspection marks together with very faint ‘Snider Patent’. The breech cover has a knurled steel button release catch. The action is strong and works as it should. It has a fixed foresight and adjustable ladder rear 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 15204
£975.00

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 is without 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

Cased, 1840-1850 Irish Edward Basset Dublin 60 Bore Percussion Pocket Pistols With Consecutive Dublin Castle Registration Marks DC-1707 & 1708, Screw Off Barrels & Accessories. Sn 15202 - 15202
This is a superb cased, matching pair of small percussion pocket pistols by a Dublin maker with consecutive Dublin Castle registration marks. The pistols are in excellent undamaged condition with all original walnut bag stock inset German silver escutcheons, 4 cm screw off round steel barrels & Dolphin hammers. The barrels bores are clean and the top of each barrel have consecutive Dublin Castle Registration numbers ‘DC-1707 & DC-1708’. The underside of the barrels and actions have black powder proofs. The actions of each pistol are nicely engraved by the manufacturer ‘Edwd Basset’ on one side and ‘Dublin’ on the reverse (Edward Basset was a Dublin based Gunmaker recorded as working between 1840-1850). These small pistols are each just 12.5cm overall length. Their firing actions work perfectly as they should. They are complete with wood case. The case with hinged lid has its original brass lock (key absent). The interior of the case with compartments is contoured to snugly fit the pistols and their accessories which include a steel nipple key / barrel spanner tool and quantity of moulded lead balls. The price for this excellent pair of cased consecutive Dublin Castle registered pistols includes UK delivery. NB as antique percussion weapons no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15202
£1,395.00
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