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English C1900 Isaac Hollis & Sons, London .300 Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Break Action Top Lever Rook Rifle With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 15331 - 15331
Isaac Hollis & Sons were quality English, Birmingham & London based Gunmakers recorded in 1861 as having premises at Weaman Row & 49 Whittall Street (previously Hollis & Sheath 1849-1861). Between 1870 & 1911 Hollis & Sons are also recorded as having ‘London Offices’ (see page 251 of British Gunmakers Vol.2 by Brown). This is an excellent C1900 Isaac Hollis & Sons Rook rifle in .300 CF calibre. The action has foliate engraved decoration. The blued 26” octagonal barrel has a tooled top with panels, one inscribed ‘Isaac Hollis & Sons, London’ & the other ‘Ammunition 300’. The bore has light staining consistent with age and crisp well defined rifling. Overall length is 42”. It has excellent all original undamaged Walnut furniture with ribbed butt, chequered fore stock, chequered pistol grip & inlaid brass roundel on the underside of the shoulder stock. It has steel fittings including, trigger guard with extended tang, 3 leaf graduated flip up sights and blade fore sight. The top lever break action loading & firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. This is an antique obsolete calibre rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15331
£1,200.00

British C1890 Victorian Charles Lancaster's 1850 Patent Oval Bore .295 Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Break Action Top Lever Rook Rifle. Sn 15330 - 15330
Charles William Lancaster (1820–1878) was an English gun maker and improver of rifles and cannon. Lancaster was the eldest son of Charles Lancaster, gunmaker, of 151 New Bond Street, London. In 1850 Lancaster patented his Oval ‘smooth’ rifling system which reduced the problems with fouling, common with black powder rifles and increased accuracy. This is an excellent C1890 Lancaster's patent Rook rifle in .295 CF calibre. The action has foliate engraved decoration & calibre detail ‘.295CF’ and the blued 26 ½” barrel with top flat is signed ‘Charles Lancaster 151 New Bond St London’ & ‘Patent Smooth Bore Rifle’. It has excellent all original Walnut woodwork with steel fittings including butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang, 3 leaf graduated flip up sights and blade fore sight. The rifle’s bore is clean. Total length is 43”. The top lever break action loading & firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. This is an antique obsolete calibre rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15330
£1,375.00

English, Early 1800’s Parsons & Son 1.5 Bore Flintlock Blunderbuss With Brass Cannon Barrel & Integral Folding Bayonet. Sn 15327 - 15327
This an excellent Flintlock Blunderbuss. This Blunderbuss is 29 ¾” overall with a 14” brass cannon barrel stepped to octagonal towards the breech with flared muzzle. The smooth bore has just staining consistent with age. The flared muzzle opening is a large 36mm (approx. 1.5 Bore). It has a steel swan neck hammer fitted with flint, Walnut full stock with inlaid void silver escutcheon. Chequerd panel wrist, brass mounts including butt plate engraved with banners and arms, trigger guard also with banners and arms, acanthus bud finial & ramrod mounts. The steel lock plate is signed 'Parsons & Son' (There are many Provincial gunsmiths named parsons in the late 1700’s / early 1800’s and none recorded in London. This Blunderbuss was likely made by the Gunsmith recorded only as G. Parsons & Sons C1815 at Lichfield Street & Gt Brooke Street Birmingham, see page 302 of British Gunmakers Vol.2 by Brown). The action has crisp foliate engraved decoration and safety bolt feature. The top of the barrel has crisp black powder proofs. It has its original wood ramrod with brass end cap. The blunderbuss has its original integral folding bayonet mounted on top of the barrel which is retained by a spring clip at the muzzle end & sliding catch at the breech. The spring clips works correctly and the 10 ½” triangular shaped blade tapers to a pin sharp point. The weapon’s cocking and firing actions work as they should. Price for this Blunderbuss which was made by a relative of the famous London based William Wesley Richards & worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a private collection or display. Sn 15327
£2,400.00

EXTREMELY RARE, IMPRESSIVE, ORIGINAL, NAPOLEONIC BRITISH PENINSULAR WAR ERA, 1 ½ Pounder Cannon On English Heritage Supervised Professionally Restored Peninsular War Portuguese Allies Wheeled Oak Field Carriage With All Original Period Iron Fittings. - 15398
The Peninsular War (1807–1814) was a military conflict between Napoleon's Empire (as well as the allied powers of the Spanish Empire), the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the Kingdom of Portugal, for control of the Iberian Peninsula during the Napoleonic Wars. The war began when the French and Spanish armies invaded and occupied Portugal in 1807, and escalated in 1808 when France turned on Spain, previously its ally. The war on the Peninsula lasted until the Sixth Coalition defeated Napoleon and is regarded as one of the first wars of National liberation. During the Peninsular war Britain supplied its ally Portugal with arms including artillery pieces to assist the war effort. This original Georgian 1 ½ pounder field cannon was found in the early 1980’s on its Portuguese form wheeled carriage indicating that this cannon was one of those supplied to Portugal by Britain during the Peninsular war. These Cannon were often pulled / transported by Mules to and around the battle field. Although the cannon itself and all of the carriage’s original metal work was found to be in excellent condition for its age the woodwork had to a great extent perished. To the credit of the finder, they understood the historical significance of this artillery piece and consulted with English Heritage who supplied detailed plans of period artillery carriage construction & with their advice and supervision made an exact reproduction of the woodwork in Oak. The carriage is mounted with a brass plate inscribed ‘carriage made by A.C Cruse Ipplepen Devon April 1982’. All of the original iron fittings including many iron pyramid studs, bolts, nuts, wheel rims, elevation adjustment wheel, trunnion brackets, rope drag hooks, handling bars, strengthening frames, assembly pins and chains were then painstakingly re-fitted to the carriage to bring this superb artillery piece back to life. The cast iron cannon barrel itself measures 100cm length, the touch hole is open and the smooth bore clean. The top of the barrel has the George III crown as depicted on coins of the era and calibre detail ‘1 ½’ (Pounder). There are no visible proof marks on the cannon. The cannon has even patina, no rust and correct trunnions. The cannon sits securely on the carriage and is held in place by the correct removable iron trunnion plates with 4 chains and pins on the carriage which allows the barrel to be easily removed for inspection or transport. All metal work of the carriage has even patina and no rust. The Oak, spoked wheels with iron pyramid studded rims and iron supports are secured by the correct chains and pins, allowing the wheels to be easily removed for inspection or transport. The cannon including the carriage measures 2.1082 Metres overall length, 96.5 cms width from axle hub to axle hub and 73.5 cms height (diameter of wheels). This is a substantial, extremely rare, historic artillery piece and delivery will be by arrangement and at cost. Sn 15398
£9,750.00

QUALITY, Late 18th Century English Twigg London Double Barrel, Over & Under, Double Barrel, Tap Action, 40 Bore, Flintlock Pistol With Screw Off Barrels. Sn 15428 - 15428
John Fox Twigg was born at Grantham, Linconshire, in 1732 and is listed by Heer (1978) as being apprenticed to the Irish gunmaker, Edward Newton (active 1718-1764), though no dates for the apprenticeship are offered. By 1755, Blackmore (1986) lists Twigg working as a gunmaker from Angel Ct., Charing Cross until 1760 when he moved to 132 Strand, opposite Catherine St., and continued at this address until 1776. He moved again in 1776, this time to Piccadilly where he remained until 1790. During these 14 years he opened several warehouses; at little Somerset St., in 1771; 30 Cornhill, 1777 and Tower Hill in 1779. His only son, John, was apprenticed in 1786 to Henry Nock, and subsequently inherited his father's business. This is a quality made over & under, tap action flintlock pistol by Twigg. It's round steel screw off barrels are 1 ¾” in length (6 ¾” overall). The barrels are unscrewed by placing a specially made tool into notches within the muzzle opening of each barrel (we do not have the tool). The smooth bores have staining and residue consistent with age and the underside of the action has black powder proofs. Its heavy steel frame is nicely engraved on both sides with foliate motifs. On the left side the motif bears the maker’s name 'Twigg' and the right ‘London’. The trigger guard is engraved with a foliate design. It has a steel slide safety, steel pan and hammer which is fitted with a flint. The pistol's bag shaped walnut grip is undamaged. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly and the tap action operated by a rounded lever on the left side of the pan functions perfectly. Price for this desirable pistol by a quality maker 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 15428
£975.00

C1840 Irish Mc Dermot Dublin 40 Bore Percussion Overcoat Pistol With Silver Stock Mounts & Damascus Barrel. Sn 12756 - 12756
The Irish Gunmakers Farrell & Henry Mc Dermott / Mc Dermot were two prolific makers of pistols in Dublin and are recorded at 1 Abbey Street Dublin in the early to Mid 1800’s. Their guns appear with both spellings "Mc Dermott" or "Mc Dermot". The relevance of the different spellings and the connection between these two gunmakers has yet to be established (they were originally listed by M.S. Dudley Westropp, MRIA, Journal Arms & Armour Society, 1957 Vol.11. No 1). This is an excellent percussion pistol by Mc Dermot, Dublin. It has an undamaged walnut full stock with chequered pistol grip and inlaid silver escutcheon. It has steel furniture and silver stock mounts,. The trigger guard with pineapple finial and hammer have foliate engraved decoration. The action has a sliding safety bolt feature. The action plate is signed ‘Mc Dermot’. It measures 8 ½” overall length and has a 4 ½” Damascus barrel grooved for sighting and small blade fore sight. The sighting groove is marked ‘Dublin’. The action tang and muzzle edge have foliate engraved decoration. The pistol’s smooth bore is clean. The pistol has its original wood ram rod with brass end cap. It’s cocking and firing actions work as they should. The price for this Irish overcoat pistol by prolific Dublin gunsmiths 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 part of a private collection or display. Sn 12756
£895.00

**SOLD**LAYAWAY 15/11**SOLD**Early 19th Century English, Moody London 24 Bore, Brass Frame Percussion Pistol With Screw Off Brass Cannon Barrel & Fine Inlaid Silver Wire Grip Decoration. Sn 15392 - 15392
This is an excellent, brass percussion pistol by Moody London. It is 12 ¼” overall with a 5 ¼” screw off brass cannon barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has just staining consistent with age. The underside of the frame has crisp proof marks. The brass frame is engraved on both sides with foliate panels. The left side is signed by the manufacturer 'Moody London' (The English Gunmaker Charles Moody of Church Street, Romsey, Hampshire, is only listed in local directories for 1854–9, (see page 100 of English Gunmakers by Bailey & Nie). It may be that this pistol was originally made in the early 19th Century as a flintlock and converted to percussion by Moody. We cannot find an earlier record of an English gunsmith named Moody). It has a steel Dolphin hammer, trigger and trigger guard. Its original undamaged walnut grip has attractive, fine, foliate decoration inlaid with silver wire. The pistol cocks and dry fires as it should with a strong spring action. 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 private collection or display. Sn 15392
£0.00

MANSTOPPER Early 19th Century English William Parker London Police Constabulary Pattern 9 Bore Flintlock Pistol With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 15394 - 15394
The gunsmith William Parker (1722-1841) is recorded as having premises at various premises in London between1793 & 1841 including 233 High Holborn, Chamber Street and Glass House yard. His Sons continued the business after his death in 1841 and the company later became the prestigious Parker Field, makers of quality firearms and edged weapons, many of which were supplied to the British Military & Police (see page 190 of Browns book ‘British Gunmakers Volume 1’ ). This is a fine quality Parker Police pattern pistol. Made in the early 19th Century this is the type of pistol made by Parker and later Parker Field, that was routinely carried by Police Officers in London. It is a sturdy, heavy octagonal barrelled pistol, 12” overall length with a 6”, smooth bore barrel. The muzzle opening is .800” (approx. 9 Bore). The bore has just staining consistent with age. One barrel flat is crisply marked with black powder proofs. The full stock is made from rich English Walnut with steel furniture and brass fore end plate. The pistol grip is chequered and has an inlaid void oval brass escutcheon. It has its original wood ram rod with brass tip and steel end cap. The lock is engraved 'Parker' and the action with Swan neck hammer fitted with flint and safety bolt feature works as it should. The breech has an inlaid German Silver roundel. This is an excellent Police pattern pistol by a quality maker. 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 15394
£695.00

**SOLD**LAYAWAY**29/8/18**VERY RARE, RARE, ONE OF 13,500, 1909 Winchester Repeating Arms Company Model 1901 Law Enforcement Obsolete Calibre Black Powder 10 Gauge Under Lever Action Shotgun. Sn 15409 - 15409
The Model 1887 lever action shotgun was one of the first truly successful repeating shotgun. Its lever-action design was chosen at the behest of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, best known at the time as manufacturers of lever-action firearms such as the Winchester model 1873. Designer John Browning suggested that a pump-action would be much more appropriate for a repeating shotgun, but Winchester management's position was that, at the time, the company was known as a "lever-action firearm company", and felt that their new shotgun must also be a lever-action for reasons of brand recognition. A few years after introduction of the Model 1887 Winchester improved the hinged lever of the 1887 and introduced the Model 1901 lever action shotgun. The shotguns were used widely by U.S. law enforcement agencies & only 13,500 Model 1901’s were made. This Model 1901 in the obsolete black powder 10 gauge calibre is furnished with a 32” barrel (49 ½” overall). It has undamaged metal work with even patina and original wood furniture with chequered steel butt plate. Its under lever action is crisp and it fires perfectly as it should. The left side plate has the Winchester monogram and the action tang is crisply stamped with the Winchester name Patent Registration. The barrel is crisply marked with Winchester name (illustrated). The weapon is serial number 74126 which dates it to 1909. The price for this rugged under lever shotgun includes UK Delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre black powder shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15409
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 16/10) 1887 Dated WW1 Era Imperial German Army Spandau Model 1871/84 11mm Obsolete Calibre Tube Magazine Bolt Action Rifle Regiment Marked ‘B2R 13.212’ To The 13th Battalion 2nd Bavarian Bayerische Reserve Div. - 15421
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 an exceptional, original example of the Mauser M1871/84. Its woodwork has just light knocks bumps and bruises consistent with age and service use and is all original. The wood is impressed with imperial inspection marks. The metalwork is undamaged with original finish. The barrel’s bore is near mint, clean with crisp well defined rifling. The breech is crisply marked 'Spandau' with Crown and Imperial proof/ inspection marks, model designation and 1887 date. The single shot 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 rear sling swivel. It is serial number ‘4016 / 16’ which is stamped on all parts including the bolt. The butt plate tang is stamped ‘B2R 13.212’ To The 13th Battalion 2nd Bavarian Bayerische Reserve Division Weapon Number 212. 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 15421
£0.00
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