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1888 Dated WW1 Era Imperial German Army Spandau Model 1871/84 11mm Obsolete Calibre Tube Magazine Bolt Action Rifle. Sn 15662 - 15662
The 11mm Mauser Model 1871/84 Rifle with tube magazine was adopted as the Infanterie-Gewehr 71/84. The rifle was designed and manufactured by Paul Mauser and Wilhelm Mauser of the Mauser company. It was issued to Infantry Regiments. This is a very good, original example of the Mauser M1871/84. Its woodwork has knocks, bumps and bruises consistent with age and service use and is all original. The metalwork is undamaged with original finish. The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp, well defined rifling. The breech is crisply marked 'Spandau' with Crown and Imperial proof/ inspection marks, model designation and 1888 date. The bolt action and firing mechanism work as they should. It has a block and blade fore sight, ladder rear sight, bayonet lug, steel butt plate and sling swivels. 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 a part of a collection or display. Sn 15662
£975.00

WW1 Era, French Military, St Etienne Arsenal Fusil Gras M80 Model 1874 (M74/80) 11mm Calibre Rifle Converted from Chassepot Needle Fire. Sn 15628 - 15628
This is an early breech loading French military rifle. Originally a model 1866 Chassepot needle fire rifle used during the Franco-Prussian War it was decided to extend their service life by converting them to fire the 11 x 59.5 mm brass cartridge using the Gras bolt system. The rifle was designated the Gras M80 Model 1874 (Fusil Gras M80 Modèle 1874). The Gras continued to be issued to French troops throughout WW1. This is a Gras 74/80 rifle. The wood is all original with just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. It has heavy military furniture and the metal work has even patina throughout. It has a block foresight, ladder rear sight, bayonet block, steel butt plate and is fitted with sling swivels & original clearing rod. It measures 51 ½” overall with a 31 ½” barrel. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. The breech is marked by the St Etienne Arsenal manufacturer and 'M80 & M1874' model detail together with other numbers and inspection marks (illustrated). Its loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15628
£975.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 01/10) Victorian British 1857 Dated, Enfield Tower 1853 Pattern, 3 Band .577 Calibre Percussion Rifle With Buff Leather Sling & Socket Bayonet. Sn 15569 - 15569
This is an excellent, original British Enfield 1853 Pattern 2-band Percussion Rifle. The action plate is stamped With Queens Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and by the manufacturer ‘Tower’ (Enfield) together with 1857 date and inspection mark. It has all original walnut stock, brass butt plate, Brass fore end block and brass trigger guard with extended tang. Its barrel bands are blued steel. The rifle has its original ramrod, ladder rear sight & fixed fore sight. Its original sling swivels are fitted with a later buff leather sling. The barrel’s 38” barrel is stamped with proof marks. It’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. The metal work has its original finish. Total length is 55 ¼”. The cocking & firing actions work perfectly. The rifle comes with an original period socket bayonet with locking ring. The bayonet fits the rifle perfectly. The bayonet’s triangular blade is 17” length (20 ¼” overall). The blade has a small ‘17’ inspection mark. 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. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15569
£0.00

Victorian British 1844 Enfield Tower .650 Carbine Calibre Smooth Bore Percussion Yeomanry Cavalry Carbine With Nipple Protector, Chain, Saddle Bar, Ring & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 15568 - 15568
This is an original British 1844 dated Enfield Tower Yeomanry Cavalry Carbine in excellent condition. It has all original undamaged walnut full stock with brass butt plate, fore end block, ram rod pipe and trigger guard with extended tang. It has a heavy military percussion hammer. The action plate is marked Crown VR (Victoria Regina), ‘Tower’ (Enfield) and dated ‘1844’ together with inspection mark. Its 20" barrel (36” overall) has a clean smooth bore. The barrel has crisp proof marks. It has a fixed rear sight and fore sight. It has an under barrel captive steel ramrod, nipple protector with brass chain, steel saddle bar & ring. The steel of this carbine has been polished to a bright finish which was common practice for some Regiments. The weapon cocks & dry fires perfectly. The price 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 15568
£1,375.00

MINT BORE, Victorian, William Pritchard, Birmingham, British Officer’s Private Purchase Volunteer Pattern Enfield 2 Band .577 Calibre Percussion Rifle With Nipple Protector & Chain. Sn 15567 - 15567
William Pritchard was a Birmingham based Gunsmith with premises at The Bull ring 1828-37, New Street 1837-44 Union Street 1845-47 135 New St and Worcester St 1847-1853. The Company became Pritchard & Son in 1853 and operated from 97 & 108 New Street until 1860 (see page 312 of British Gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown). This is an excellent, original British Officer’s private purchase Enfield Volunteer Pattern 2-band Percussion Rifle in .577" calibre by Pritchard. The action plate is signed by the maker ‘Pritchard’. It has all original walnut stock with chequered panel wrist and fore sock. The top of the wrist is inlaid with void silver plate. It has a steel butt plate, steel fore end block and trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle also has its original steel ramrod, ladder rear sight, bayonet bar, sling swivels & block and blade fore sight. It has a heavy military hammer and nipple protector with brass chain. The 33” barrel’s bore is near mint, clean with crisp rifling. The metal work has even patina. Total length is 49”. The cocking & firing actions work perfectly. 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. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15567
£945.00

Victorian British Hollis & Sons Gun Makers To Her Majesty’s War Department Snider .577 Calibre Cavalry Carbine . Sn 15566 - 15566
Isaac Hollis and Sons were London based Victorian gun makers recorded as operating in 1861. Throughout the years, Hollis manufactured quality sporting firearms and rifles for the British Government. About 1915, Hollis merged to form the company of Hollis, Bentley and Playfair. They remained in business until 1935. 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 is an original British .577 Snider Patent Carbine by Hollis & Sons. This Snider carbine has a 19 ¼” round steel barrel with clean bore and crisp rifling. The metal work has even patina throughout. It has a brass butt plate, fore end block & trigger guard. The wood is all original and has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The left side of the shoulder stock has a curved recess which would most likely have been inlaid with a scroll type banner presentation plate which is now absent. The action plate is signed by the maker ‘I. Hollis & Sons’ together with trademark roundel with wording ‘Makers To Her Majesty’s War Department’. The breech and barrel have proof/ WD inspection marks together with Snider patent mark (all illustrated). The breech cover is correctly without the later locking catch. The action is strong and works as it should. It has a fixed foresight and adjustable rear ladder sight. 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 15566
£975.00

C1845 British East India Company (EIC) .650 Carbine Calibre Percussion Dragoon Pistol With Brass Fittings & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 15565 - 15565
This is an original EIC marked percussion Dragoon Pistol. It measures 15 ½” overall and has an 9" un-sighted round steel barrel which is .650 Carbine Calibre. The smooth bore is clean. The barrel has small proof / inspection marks (illustrated). It has a heavy military Dolphin hammer, brass trigger guard with extended tang, brass fore end block and butt cap with fixed steel lanyard ring. The pistol has its original captive steel ramrod. The action plate is marked with the rampant Lion EIC mark (illustrated). The original dark walnut full stock is undamaged. The metal work has even patina throughout. Its action works as it 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 15565
£1,150.00

SOLD SOLD (01/10) 1700’s / Early1800’s Irish Officer’s Private Purchase Harrison 6th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Dragoons .650" Carbine Calibre Drum & Nipple Flintlock Conversion Heavy Cavalry Pistol With Brass Fittings Marked ‘H/34’ & Ram Rod. Sn 15609 - 15609
The 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1689 as Sir Albert Cunningham's Regiment of Dragoons. One of the regiment's most notable battles was the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. It became the 6th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Dragoons in 1751. The regiment also fought with distinction in the Charge of the Union Brigade at the Battle of Waterloo and again as part of the successful Charge of the Heavy Brigade against superior numbers at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War. This is an original Flintlock converted to drum & nipple percussion pistol to the 6th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Dragoons in as found and un-messed with condition. It measures 17” overall and has a 10” round steel barrel which is .650” Carbine calibre. The smooth bore is clean. The barrel has proofs and is engraved ‘Innis 6th Drags’ to the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons. The pistol has a small brass blade fore sight and slotted barrel tang rear sight. It has a Dolphin hammer, brass trigger guard with extended tang, brass butt cap, ram rod pipe & the top of the wrist has a brass plate inscribed ‘H/34’ (most likely a weapon or Cavalry Horse designation). It has its original brass capped wood ram rod. The action plate is signed by the manufacturer ‘Harrison’ indicating that this was an Officer’s private purchase weapon (there were many Gunmakers named Harrison working in the 18th & 19th Centuries). The walnut full stock has knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The wood has numerous impressed proof / inspection marks. The metal work has even patina throughout. Its action works as it should. The price for this Regiment marked Dragoon pistol worthy of further research 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 15609
£0.00

Early 1800’s Large Sykes Patent Ornately Embossed Copper Black Powder Flask With Graduated, Sprung Brass Nozzle & 2 Hanging Rings. Sn 15175 - 15175
This is an original Syke's Patent, long gun size, black powder flask. It is pear shaped with a beautifully heavily embossed body with 2 copper suspension rings. 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 9” length and 3 ½” diameter at its widest. There are no signs of damage or repair. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 15175
£295.00

Mid 1800's English, Harcourt & Co (Suffolk),Transitional Bar Hammer .400 Calibre, 6 Shot Cap & Ball Revolver With Rifled Octagonal Barrel & Brass Frame. Sn 15603 - 15603
Henry Harcourt was an English Suffolk based Gunmaker recorded at North Street Sudbury 1826-1830, King Street 1838-1844 and 2 Friars Street 1845-1869 (see page 238 of British Gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown). This is an excellent Mid 1800's transitional bar hammer 6 shot revolver made during the transition from pepperbox revolving barrel cluster pistols to fixed barrel, rotating cylinder pistols. Our example measures 12" overall with a 5 ½” octagonal rifled barrel. The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp well defined deep cut rifling. The brass action, grip frame, butt, steel hammer and steel trigger guard have foliate engraved decoration and it has its original walnut grip. The action is signed on one side ‘Harcourt & Co’ (most likely a company named used by Henry Harcourt). The barrel and cylinder have proof / inspection marks. The pistol's bar hammer firing mechanism works perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique bar hammer pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15603
£695.00
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