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SOLD SOLD (02/07) QUALITY, OFFICER’S PRIVATE PURCHASE, English 1741-1804 Henry Nock London (Later Wilkinson Sword) .650 Carbine Calibre, Flintlock Pistol With Brass Fittings & Ram Rod. Sn 16080 - 16080
Henry Nock (1741–1804) was a British inventor and engineer of the Napoleonic period, best known as a gunsmith. As well as supplying the military and civilian markets, Nock made expensive pieces for the aristocracy and Royalty and was an appointed gunmaker to the King. Nock's business eventually became Wilkinson Sword. This is an excellent original, Officer’s private purchase flintlock holster pistol by Nock. It is 14 ½” overall length with a 9” un-sighted steel barrel. Its smooth bore is clean with no pitting. The top of the barrel is signed ‘H.Nock London’ within a stylised star burst design. The original Walnut full stock is undamaged with just the bumps and bruises to be expected. It has its original wood ram rod with brass end cap, swan neck hammer fitted with flint & brass trigger guard with extended tang and Pineapple finial. The lock plate is signed by the manufacturer ‘H. Nock’. The cocking and firing actions work correctly. The price for this flintlock pistol by a prestigious manufacturer includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16080
£0.00

**MINT BORE** 1st MODEL WITH 3 GROOVE RIFLING**Victorian 1862 Dated British Enfield Tower Model 1855 .577 Calibre Percussion Cavalry Pistol With Captive Steel Ram Rod, 2 Leaf Graduated Rear Sight & Brass Fittings . Sn 16085 - 16085
This is an excellent British Victorian Model 1855 Cavalry Pistol. It is the 1st model with 3 groove rifling. The pistol is 16” overall with a 10” round steel barrel. The barrel’s bore is near mint, clean with crisp well defined 3 groove rifling. The barrel has black powder proofs. It has a heavy military Dolphin hammer and brass fittings including butt cap with steel lanyard ring, trigger guard with extended tang and fore end block with ram rod mount. The action plate is crisply marked with Crown & ‘Tower’ (Enfield) together with ‘1862’ date. The walnut full stock is all original & undamaged with just bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The pistol is complete with its original captive steel ram rod. 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 16085
£1,200.00

Victorian, English Mid 1800's Private Purchase, Short Sea Service Customs / Revenue, .56 Calibre, Percussion Belt Pistol By Lacy & Co London With Belt Bar & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 16084 - 16084
John George Lacy was an English London based Gunsmith first recorded as being in business between 1811-1815. In 1815 he went into partnership with David William Witton and they traded as Lacy & Co until 1833 at various London addresses including 63 Fenchurch Street and 13 Camomile Street. In 1836 the partnership ended. In 1853 Lacy is again recorded as operating as Lacy & Co (see pages 141 & 177 of British Gunmakers Vol.1 By Brown). This is an excellent original Victorian, Mid 1800's Private Purchase Short Sea Service Customs/ Revenue percussion Pistol by Lacy & Co. It is 12” overall length with a 6” barrel which is .56" bore. The pistol’s smoothbore has staining consistent with age. The original Walnut stock with brass furniture & is undamaged. The stock is fitted with steel belt bar. It has its original captive steel ram rod & the barrel has crisp proof marks. The brass butt plate is fitted with lanyard ring. The action plate is marked 'Lacy & Co London'. 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. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16084
£875.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 26/04) Civil War Era, 1854 Dated M1842 U.S. Army, Cavalry & Navy, Ira N. Johnnson .54 Calibre Percussion Pistol With Captive Ram Rod Together With A Framed Copy Of An Original Photo Of Factory Inspector Lt John C. Beaumont ‘JCB’ - 16083
In the early 1840s Ira N. Johnson and a number of associates set up a factory in Middletown, Connecticut, to complete a Government contract for martial pistols of the 1842 pattern. The smoothbore Johnson used the same 54-calibre ball as the new Mississippi Rifle from the Eli Whitney Jr. factory. While it was strongly associated with the cavalry of the day, the 1842 was actually a general service pistol along the lines of the British and French percussion handguns adopted the same year and many examples bear naval markings. Ira Johnson received a contract from the U.S. Ordnance Dept in March 1851 to produce 10,000 M1842 pistols. The Johnson pistols, in their most familiar role, replaced very similar flintlocks in the saddle holsters of mounted troops. Issued in pairs, they afforded the Dragoons a couple of extra shots after they discharged their muskets and closed with an enemy. The 1842 is a sturdy pistol with reinforcing brass mounting and a substantial “ball” capping the butt to serve as a cudgel. Our example is in excellent condition. All metal and wood is original with even patina. The pistol has the correct brass fittings including, small blade fore sight, cudgel butt, heavy military hammer and captive steel ram rod. It is 14 ½” overall length with an 8 ¼” steel smooth bore barrel. The bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The action functions as it should. The action plate is marked ‘US’ (Army) above ‘I.N. Johnson’ together with ’Middtn Conn’ & ‘1854’ date. The barrel has the Factory inspectors mark ‘JCB’ which belonged to Lt John C. Beaumont U.S. Army. Notes accompanying the pistol detail Beaumonts career and describe the stock and finisher inspector of the pistol to be Capt William Anderson Thornton U.S. Army (1840-61). The pistol also comes with a framed copy of an original photograph of Factory Inspector Lt John C. Beaumont in uniform posed in a group of fellow officers (a sticker adhered to the glazed frame indicates the position of JCB). 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 part of a display or collection. Sn 16083
£0.00

RARE, MINT BORE, C1872 U.S. New York State Militia, Model 1871 Remington Rolling Block .50x70 Military Obsolete Calibre Service Rifle. Sn 16078 - 16078
During the U.S. Civil War, Joseph Rider experimented with several breech loading weapon designs. In 1865, he was issued the first patent for what would evolve into the Remington rolling block action resulting in the introduction of the Remington Model 1871 rifle. The Remingtons continued to invest in Rider's work, and met with Ordnance Department officials in the hope of interesting them in this new design. The rifles made by Remington and under licence by Springfield Armoury were purchased by the U.S. Government. These rifles were reputedly used by the New York State Militia (The 7th Regiment of the New York Militia, aka the "Silk Stocking" regiment, was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Also known as the "Blue-Bloods" due to the disproportionate number of its members who were part of New York City's social elite, the 7th Militia was a pre-war New York Militia unit that was mustered into federal service for the Civil War. After the Civil War, the 7th Regiment continued as a unit of the New York State National Guard. It was noted for its military efficiency as well as the social status of its members). This is an excellent original Remington Model 1871 rolling block rifle in obsolete .50x70 calibre. It has a 36" barrel (52" overall) and has an external hammer, block & blade fore sight and ladder rear sight. The woodwork and metal work are undamaged and excellent. Its rifled bore is near mint, crisp & clean and it is complete with sling swivels & original steel cleaning rod. The action and barrel have factory inspector’s marks. The action tang has Remington’s name and 1864 to 1871 Patent detail. The steel butt plate tang is stamped ’14 above H’, most likely a Unit number. There are no visible serial numbers or dates on the wood or metalwork. It's loading & firing actions work perfectly. The price for this rare rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this rifle in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A Firearms licence is required to own this weapon in the UK for shooting. Sn 16078
£1,450.00

**SOLD* LAYAWAY 15/3** C1725 hardwell London 6 Bore Percussion Muzzle Loading Wildfowling Bank Gun Converted From Flintlock With 3 Stage Barrel, 2 Piece Walnut Full Stock With Removable Fore Stock, Early Brass Butt Plate & Ramrod. Sn 16079 - 16079
This is a massive flintlock wildfowling bank gun made C1725 and later converted to percussion. This size of gun (1.92 Metres overall length) were lay on riverbanks and sand dunes to support the heavy weight of the gun when hunting wild fowl. It is 6 bore and has a 1.47 Metres 3 stage round steel barrel.The barrel has crisp proofs and blade fore sight. Its smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age. It has 2 piece full length walnut stock with removable fore stock. The wood has knocks bumps and bruises consistent with age. The wrist has deep cut chequering for grip. The stock has brass fittings including a stylised Dragon plate, early form brass butt plate with extended tang and tooled decoration, rod mounts and trigger guard with extended tang, tooled decoration and urn shaped finial. The action plate is faintly engraved ‘Hardwell’ within banner (John Hardwell son of Thomas b.1714. Apprentice to his Father in Gunmakers Co. 1729 Thomas Appr to Henry Anthonison turned over to Thomas Austin, 1703; free of Gunmakers C. 1712. Elected Assistant, 1722; Master, 1727. Gunmaker Wapping, 1714;on the west side of Great Minories, 1723 (Hand In Hand Ins. No.32187). 1721-31 Contractor to East India Co. 1738-9. d. See Edward Satchwell). It has a heavy dolphin hammer. The piece is complete with its original wood ramrod with brass end cap and worm. Its cocking & firing actions work perfectly. The price for this massive quality made fowling piece worthy of further research regarding the maker 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 16079
£0.00

Large, Austrian, Victorian Era, Polished, Flattened Horn Black Powder Flask With Beetz Charger Brass Swivel Head, Inspection Window & Adjustable Measure. A 1005 - A 1005
This is an excellent original complete Austrian , Victorian, Brass Swivel Head Black Powder Flask. It measures 10" overall length and the polished, flattened horn flask is 2 ½” at it's widest point. The horn is un-damaged and has a brass end cap. The horn is fitted with 4 small brass rings and has its original screw thread, brass swivel head ‘Beetz Charger’ nozzle with graduated measures. The nozzle has glazed inspection windows on the left and right sides (see page 424 and image 1411 of The Powder flask Book by Riling). There are no visible manufacturer or date marks on the flask but the nozzle has a small number ‘1066’. The price includes UK delivery. A 1005
£295.00

Early 19th Century Spanish 14 Bore Miquelet lock Percussion Pistol. A 1004 - A 1004
Miquelet lock is a modern term used by collectors and curators, largely in the English-speaking world, for a type of firing mechanism used in muskets and pistols. It is a distinctive form of snaplock, originally as a flint-against-steel ignition form, once prevalent in Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Balkans, North Africa, the Ottoman Empire and throughout Spain's colonies from the late 16th to the mid 19th Centuries. The miquelet may have come to the attention of arms makers in Istanbul & North Africa via long-established trade routes from Italian city-states through the port of Ragusa (Dubrovnik) to provinces on the Balkan Peninsula. Other avenues were probably provided by booty from corsair raids and/or from the many Ottoman-Euro conflicts of the period. This is Miquelet lock percussion pistol in Spanish form made sometime in the early 19th Century. It is 7 ½” overall length with a 3” unsighted cannon barrel. Its muzzle diameter is 17.57mm (approx. 14 Bore). Its smooth bore has staining consistent with age & use. The original Walnut full stock furniture has bumps and bruises to be expected. The pistol has its original steel ram rod. The Miquelet lock with Dolphin hammer works as it should. The pistol has brass fittings with naïve hand tooled foliate decoration and a bulbous brass, stepped pommel cap. There are vo visible manufacturer or date marks on the pistol. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique Miquelet lock percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display . A 1004
£495.00

C1840 English Corts & Co 32 Bore Percussion Belt Pistol With Octagonal Barrel & Belt Bar. A 1003 - A 1003
This is an excellent C1840 percussion belt pistol. It is 11” overall length with a 6” octagonal barrel which has a small brass bead fore sight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. Its smooth bore has staining consistent with age & use. The original Walnut full stock furniture has chequered panels at the grip & just the bumps and bruises to be expected. The pistol has its original wood ram rod with brass end cap. Its Dolphin hammer, steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial and action have foliate engraved decoration. The action plate is signed by the maker or retailer ‘Corts & Co’ and has a safety bolt. The left side of the weapon has its original steel belt bar. The cocking and firing actions work perfectly. 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 part of a collection or display . A 1003
£895.00

C1830 Pair Of English Turner Brass Framed Pocket Pistols With 40 Bore Screw Off Steel Barrels & Concealed Triggers. Sn 16045 - 16045
This is an excellent pair of percussion pocket pistols with brass frames signed ‘Turner’. They are each 7 ½” overall with 2 ½” screw off barrels which are both 40 bore (a tool is required to turn off the barrels). The bores of each barrel have staining & residue consistent with age and use. The barrels & underside of the actions have crisp proofs. On the left side they are engraved 'Turner’ and the cylindrical brass frames have tooled foliate engraved decoration. Both pistols have concealed triggers and large hammers. Both pistols have sliding safety bolts which have tooled decoration. The firing actions of both these pistols work as they should. Their bag shaped wood grips with chequered panels are undamaged and fitted with void German silver escutcheons. The butts have embossed lion’s head bosses. The price for this matching pair of pistols includes UK delivery. NB As antique percussion pistols no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16045
£975.00
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