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C1870 Liege Belgium 12 mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre Double Action Military Revolver With Lanyard Ring. Sn 15125 - 15125
This is an excellent original Liege 12mm calibre , 6 shot pin fire revolver. Our example is 10” overall with a 4 ½” round steel barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. The pistol has its original blue finish. It has an excellent undamaged, walnut grip. It is side gate loading & is double action. It has its original captive ejector rod. The cocking and firing actions function as they should in both single and double action. It has a blade fore sight and grooved hammer rear sight. The cylinder has a small Liege proof mark (illustrated). There are no other external visible inspection, manufacturer or date marks. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre 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 15125
£675.00

LARGE FRAME, French Lefaucheux Patent Model 1854 Cavalry 12 mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre Double Action Revolver With Liege Marks & Military Lanyard Ring As Used By Both Union & Confederate Forces During The American Civil War. Sn 15124 - 15124
This is an excellent original 12mm calibre , 6 shot French Lefaucheux Model 1854 cavalry revolver. Used by French & Belgian forces it is interesting to note that at the outbreak of the American civil war in 1861, both the Federal and Confederate Governments looked to Europe to supplement insufficient arms inventories, and approximately 14,000 large frame model 1854 Lefaucheux revolvers were purchased. Of these, 12,000 found their way into Union service and were often used by Union officers. The LeFaucheux was one of the only foreign-manufactured revolvers to have been imported by the U.S. Government during the Civil War. They were often referred to as the "French Tranter". Our example is 11 ¾” overall with a 6 ¼” round steel barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. The pistol has its original blue finish. It has an excellent undamaged, walnut grip. It is side gate loading & is double action. It has its original captive ejector rod. The cocking and firing actions function as they should in both single and double action. It has a blade fore sight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. The frame is marked with ‘Lefaucheux’ detail and numbered ‘13651’. The cylinder has Liege ELG and other proof marks (all illustrated). This is an excellent example of a Lefaucheux pin fire revolver & the price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre 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 15124
£895.00

RARE, MINT BORE, Merrill’s 2nd Type 1858 Patent American Civil War 1864 Dated .54 Calibre Single Shot Breech Loading Cavalry Carbine With Brass Furniture, Steel Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 15123 - 15123
The Merrill carbine was a breechloader firearm designed by Baltimore, Maryland gunsmith and inventor James H. Merrill. It was one of several firearms made by Merrill in fulfillment of contracts with the Union Government during the U.S. Civil War. The carbines were produced in two versions: First Type and Second Type. The First Type included a brass patchbox in the stock and had the breech lever secured by a flat, knurled latch. The Second Type was produced without the patchbox and had the breech lever secured with a rounded, button type latch. The carbines were in service with the Union army between 1863 and 1865. This is an original example of the 2nd type Merrill 1858 carbine in excellent condition. The metal work is excellent and undamaged with original finish. Its original wood stock has just light knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected. The 20" barrel’s bore is near mint, clean with crisp rifling. It measures 37 ¼” overall. It is fitted with 2 leaf rear sight graduated to 300 and 500 yards and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. It also has a blade fore sight together with steel saddle bar & ring. It has a brass butt plate, barrel band and trigger guard. The action plate is stamped with Merrill’s 1858 patent detail and 1864 date together with American Eagle mark. Merrill’s name and patent detail is repeated on the breech lever (all illustrated). The carbine is serial number '16588'. This type 2 carbine is correctly without patchbox and has the correct knurled button breech lever release catch. The weapon’s loading and firing actions work perfectly. Price for this piece of American Civil War history 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 15123
£1,950.00

C1870 Factory Nickel Plated Belgian Liege 9mm Military Pinfire 6 Shot Revolver With Quality Tooled Decoration & Period Leather Holster. Sn 15106 - 15106
This is a very good C1870 obsolete calibre 9mm Pinfire Military, side gate loading revolver complete with integral ejector rod. It is both single and double action & is in its original condition, fully functioning with a 5 ½” octagonal steel barrel and undamaged wood grips. The barrel’s rifled bore has staining consistent with age and use. The metal retains much of its original nickel finish and quality tooled foliate decoration. The butt is fitted with military lanyard ring. The cylinder is stamped with Liege ‘ELG’ proof mark. The weapon's side gate loading and firing actions work perfectly. The pistol is accompanied by its period leather holster with retaining strap, button fastening flap cover and single rear belt loop. All leather and stitching of the holster are intact. 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 15106
£895.00

RARE, Victorian 1848 Pattern Irish Constabulary Steel Frame .650 Carbine Calibre Percussion Pistol With Irish County Registration Mark C-352, Tower Crown ‘VR’ Board Of Ordnance Marks, Captive Ramrod & Walnut ‘Cosh’ Grip. Sn 15104 - 15104
This is a rare, excellent steel framed 1848 pattern Irish Constabulary percussion pistol. It is 9 ¾” overall length with a 4 ½” round steel barrel. The barrel’s .650 carbine calibre smoothbore is clean. The top of the barrel has ‘Crown TP Arrow’ proof mark and Irish County Registration mark C-352 (The Registration of Firearms (Ireland) Act of 22nd August 1843, provided for the granting of licences to the owners of firearms and required the arms to be marked by the Superintendent of the County Inspector of the Constabulary Force). The plain steel metal work is clean and undamaged. On one side the action is marked ‘Crown VR’ (Victoria Regina) & the reverse ‘Tower 1848’. The pistol is unsighted and has its original captive steel ram rod. The action works as it should with a strong spring action. The undamaged, plain heavy Walnut ‘cosh’ shaped grip would have made an effective weapon in its own right if used as a bludgeon. The grip is impressed with a British Board Of Ordnance ‘BO with arrow’ mark. The price for this rare Victorian Irish Constabulary pistol 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 15104
£2,200.00

C1850 American Kentucky Form Side By Side Muzzle Loading Percussion Double Rifle (24 Bore) / Shotgun (28 Bore) Combination With Patchbox & Ram Rod. Sn 14455 - 14455
This is an American side by side double rifle / shotgun combination. It has Walnut furniture in the Kentucky rifle form with figured cheek piece and brass fittings including trigger guard with ornate extended tang, deeply curved butt plate and stock fittings including a hinged patch box with brass lid. One side of the stock is mounted with a brass plate in the stylised form of an American Eagle. The weapon has double hammers & triggers. The barrels set side by side measure 33 ½” length and have a central barrel rib. Both barrels have just light staining consistent with age and use. One barrel has crisp rifling and is 24 bore. The other barrel is 28 Bore smoothbore. The weapon measures 49 ½” overall. Both side plates are engraved with foliate decoration. It is complete with wood ram rod. One end of the ram rod is has an end cap formed from a spent brass cartridge case, the other end has a brass tip. The cocking & firing actions of the weapon work perfectly as they should. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading percussion firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14455
£895.00

1894 British WD Society Of Miniature Rifle Clubs Enfield Martini Action HRB Co IC1 .303 Calibre Rifle Converted By C.G. Bonehill Birmingham. **UK/EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED** Sn 14601 - 14601
This is a good Martini Action Rifle To The Society Of Miniature Rifle Clubs (SMRC). This WD IC1 Enfield Martini .303 rifle was converted for SMRC use by C.G. Bonehill Birmingham. It is complete with sling Swivels, blade foresight & flip up graduated rear sight. Deactivated to UK/EU specification the weapon, cocks & dry fires perfectly. It has all original wood furniture and metal work & has a steel butt plate. The left side plate is crisply stamped 'SMRC Special Converted For The Society Of Miniature Rifle Clubs By . C.G. Bonehill Birmingham’. The right side is crisply stamped with Queen’s Crown HRB Co dated 1894 IC1 and WD inspection mark. The barrel length is 29 ¼” and it measures 46 ½” overall. The price includes UK delivery and UK/EU deactivation certificate. Sn 14601
£645.00

RARE, MINT BORE, Starr Arms Co Yonkers New York 1858 Patent American Civil War Era .54 Calibre Single Shot Lever Action Breech Loading Cavalry Carbine With Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 15088 - 15088
The Starr carbine was a breechloading single-shot rifle used by the United States Army. Designed in 1858, the Starr was primarily used by cavalry soldiers in the American Civil War. In January 1858, Ebenzer Starr submitted his design for a single-shot, breech-loading rifle to the Washington Armory for evaluation. During testing, the rifle was noted to have no misfires, and its accuracy was considered better than average. The rifle was adopted as the Model 1858 carbine. Between 1861 and 1864, over 20,000 were produced by the Starr Arms Company of Yonkers, New York. In 1865, the Government ordered 3,000 Starr carbines, these proved to be successful, and an additional 2,000 were ordered. The Starr carbine proved to be effective during the Civil War. During the war, the Starr Arms Company had been the fifth largest supplier of carbines and the third largest supplier of .44 calibre single action pistols. This is original example of the Starr 1858 carbine in excellent condition. The metal work has even patina and its original wood stock has just the knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected. The 21" barrel’s bore is near mint, clean with crisp rifling. It measures 38” overall. It is fitted with ‘v’ notch plate rear sight and block fore sight together with steel saddle bar & ring. It is also fitted with a steel butt plate. The action plate is stamped ‘Starrs Patent Sept 14th 1858’ and the action ‘Starr Arms Co Yonkers NY’ which is repeated on the barrel. The carbine is serial number '31350'. The weapon’s loading and firing actions work perfectly. Price for this piece of American Civil War history 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 15088
£1,950.00

C1880 English Joseph Bourne & Son London Single Barrel Muzzle Loading 17 Bore Percussion Sporting Shotgun With Brass Furniture. Sn A 599 - A 599
Joseph Bourne & Son were English gunmakers recorded as having premises at 82 Mark Lane London in 1877 and 4 Cullum Street London between 1879 & 1891 (see page 144 of British Gunmakers Vol.1 by Brown). This is an excellent percussion sporting shotgun by Bourne & Son. It has a 32” round steel barrel and measures 48” overall length. The barrel’s smooth bore has just staining consistent with age and use. It has a walnut stock with chequered panel wrist and brass fittings including a void brass disc on the underside of the shoulder stock, brass fore end block, brass stock mounts, brass trigger guard and brass butt plate. The wood work has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The barrel has a small post foresight. The steel action plate is crisply signed by the manufacturer ‘Bourne & Son’ and with crown mark. The top of the barrel has prrof / inspection marks and is stamped ‘Made In England’. The brass trigger guard tang is numbered ‘48700’ (all illustrated). It has a heavy Dolphin hammer. The piece is complete with original steel ramrod with brass tip. It’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price 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. A 599
£575.00

C1850 Scottish John Dickson & Son Edinburgh Single Barrel Muzzle Loading 16 Bore Percussion Sporting Shotgun. Sn 15051 - 15051
John Dickson (1794-1880) was an Edinburgh based Gunmaker first recorded as working in 1830 at 60 PrincesStreet, then as John Dickson & son at 60 & 63 Princes Street between 1840 & 1929. The family business continued as John Dickson & Son Ltd at other Edinburgh addresses and is finally listed as operating under the name Dickson & MacNaughton between 1997-2000 (see page 207 of British Gunmakers Vol.2 by Brown). This is an excellent percussion sporting shotgun by John Dickson & Son made C1850. It has a 28 ¾”round steel barrel and measures 45 ½” overall length. The barrel’s smooth bore has just staining consistent with age and use. It has a walnut stock with chequered panel wrist, polished horn fore end cap, and steel furniture which has crisp foliate engraved decoration. The wood work has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The barrel has a small post foresight. The action plate is crisply signed by the manufacturer (illustrated). The piece is complete with original wood ramrod with brass end cap and brass tip. It’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price 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 15051
£595.00
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