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SOLD SOLD (19/09) Original Nazi German Hitler Youth / SS Silver Plated, Cigarette Case HJ Diamond Insert & Nazi Rune. MISC 893 - MISC 893
This is an original Hitler Youth, Nazi period, Silver plated cigarette case. It measures 7.5 x 7.5 x 1.5 cms when closed. It has a strong spring hinge and single press release catch opener. The lid of the case has a contemporary hammered finish with a large 4 cms width, raised central HJ diamond insert in a decorated silver border. To the top left of the central feature is a smaller diamond shape containing a single 'SS' rune on a plain background. The case opens to reveal 2 sprung central ornate case dividers which hold cigarettes firmly in place, in both the upper and lower compartments. This piece is in great condition with lovely patina throughout. The base of the case has slight denting consistent with period use by a smoker tapping cigarettes on the case. Price for this fully functioning original Nazi period cigarette case includes UK delivery. MISC 893
£0.00

Victorian, 1844 English Enfield Tower Short Sea Service Customs/ Revenue .577 Calibre Percussion Pistol With Captive Ram Rod & Belt Bar, Butt Plate Numbered ‘12’. Sn 14060 - 14060
This is an excellent original Victorian, Short Sea Service Customs / Revenue percussion pistol by Enfield Tower. It is 12” overall length with a 5 ¾” barrel which is .577 Calibre. The Walnut stock is a nice deep brown with brass furniture & has just the bumps & bruises to be expected with age and service use. It has its original captive steel ram rod & the barrel has crisp ordnance / proof marks. The barrel’s bore has staining and residue consistent with age. The brass butt plate is fitted with lanyard ring and the stock fitted with belt bar. The butt plate is numbered ‘12’. The action plate is marked ‘Tower’ (Enfield) with Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and dated ‘1844’. 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 14060
£975.00

SOLD SOLD (19/09) Italian Bodeo Model 1889 11.35mm (11.35 x 20R) Double Action Revolver Issued To The Corpo Guardie Municipali at Foggia. Sn. 15698 - 15698
This is an Italian military model 1889 11.35mm (11.35 x 20R) double action solid frame revolver that was issued to the Italian military in 1891. The revolver was called the Bodeo after Sergeant Bodeo, the head of Italian Commission who adopted gun. The gun has a six shot cylinder and a left hand twist rifled hexagonal barrel. The bore is clean, with crisp well defined left hand twist rifling. There is a backward hinging side loading gate on the right hand side of the frame and a hinged safety catch to the other side, locking the hammer in the safe position. The black bakelite grips are chequered and have CORPO GRARDIE MUNICIPAL cast into them. FOGGIA is impressed below signifying the city to which it was issued. On the other side of the grips is a coat of arms. This translates to the Foggia Municipal Guard to whom it was originally issued for police use. The gun retains much original finish and is complete with its lanyard ring. The action is firm in both single and double single action. The back strap is stamped with the number 806. NB. As an obsolete calibre weapon, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn. 15698
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (14/09) MINT BORE, Victorian, Tranter Pattern Double Action, 6 shot .320 Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Revolver With captive Swivel Ejector Rod. Sn 15699 - 15699
This is an excellent Tranter type Victorian .320 centre fire revolver. It is 7 ½” overall with a 3 “ round steel barrel barrel. The bore is pristine, clean, with crisp well defined rifling. It has superb finely chequered Walnut grips, side gate loading, blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The barrel and cylinder have small proof marks. The cylinder & ejector are stamped with matching numbers ‘6200’. The action is firm in both single and double single action. There are no visible manufacturer marks on this pistol. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an 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 15699
£0.00

ORIGINAL AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA, Rare Savage Revolving Firearms First Model, 6 Shot, .36 Calibre Double Action Revolver. Sn.15669 - 15669
ORIGINAL AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA, Rare Savage Revolving Firearms First Model, 6 Shot, .36 Calibre Double Action Revolver. Sn.15669 This is a rare original American Civil War Savage U.S. Navy First Model Savage 6 shot double actioned revolver. The revolver manufactured by the Savage Revolving Fire-Arms Co. of Middletown, Connecticut from 1861-1865, the total production being approximately 22,000 guns. This revolver features a unique heart shaped trigger guard with round cocking lever, off-set hammer, six-shot cylinder, 7” octagon rifled barrel and hinged loading lever. The Savage Navy had a unique way of cocking and firing the gun. The gun is cocked by using your middle finger to draw back the figure 8 lever to cock the hammer and rotate the cylinder. The figure of 8 lever is then released forward and the separate trigger is pulled to fire the gun. The Savage Navy revolvers were used by both Union & Confederate Officers during the Civil War. The 7 inch rifled barrel has sharp rifling and is fitted with a brass foresight bead. The action is crisp and the gun cocks and dry fires correctly. 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. Sn.15669
£1,675.00

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 has a blade 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

MATCHING NUMBERS, American 1861 - 1871 Patent Forehand & Wadsworth Worcester Mass USA ‘SWAMP ANGEL’ .38 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 5 Shot Single Action Revolver (Named After An American Civil War Cannon) . Sn 15633 - 15633
Sullivan Forehand was first employed by the American Firearms manufacturer's Allen & Wheelock in 1860. He married Ethan Allen's daughter and entered the Firearms business. Henry C. Wadsworth, while an Officer in the Union Army during the Civil War, also married one of Ethan Allen's daughters. Upon his discharge at the end of the war, he joined the Allen firm. The Company name subsequently changed name to Forehand & Wadsworth Firearms Manufacturing Co. This is a good example of the .38 RF Calibre "Swamp Angel" Revolver built by the U.S Gun manufacturer Forehand & Wadsworth. The name SWAMP ANGEL was derived from a powerful Civil War cannon. The Swamp Angel was the nickname given to a 16,500 pound rifled Parrott cannon with an eight-inch bore that briefly shelled the city of Charleston in August 1863. The massive gun was positioned near Morris Island in an earthwork made of sandbags known as the Marsh Battery. The construction of the Marsh Battery, which virtually floated on the Marsh, was considered to be one of the greatest engineering feats of the war (the company co-owner was a Union Army Officer during the Civil War). The pistol has a 2 ½” barrel and measures 6 ¾” overall. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has an undamaged walnut grip and the cylinder axle has a removable steel extractor rod. This 5 shot revolver has a shrouded trigger and the left side of its octagonal barrel is marked with the Forehand & Wadsworth name together with 'Worcester Mass U.S.' address & ‘Pat Sept 24 Oct 22/61- 31 Jany 27 71’ patent detail. The top of the cylinder frame is crisply marked with the ' Swamp Angel' model detail (illustrated). It has a blade foresight & notched frame rear sight. The single action cocking and firing action works perfectly. The barrel and grip frame have matching numbers ‘4364’. The price for this revolver with connection to the American Civil war includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15633
£395.00

SOLD SOLD (10/09) C1850 American Connecticut Arms Company Norfolk Brass Framed 6 Shot Front Loading .28 Cup-Primer Cartridge Obsolete Calibre Single Action Revolver With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 15652 - 15652
A very good example of the unusual front loading .28 Cup-Primer Cartridge revolver by the American Connecticut Arms Company. It has a 3" octagonal barrel with top rib which is marked “CONN. ARMS CO. NORFOLK CONN.” It has an undamaged brass frame stamped “2730”. The front sight is a half round blade. The pistols were made without rear sight. The grips are smooth varnished rosewood which have just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The barrel, cylinder and hammer retain much of their original blue finish. The rifled bore is clean. The action functions correctly. This revolver loads its special cartridges from the front, and extracts them with a lever mounted on the frame’s right side, between the trigger and cylinder. The extractor reaches through the same notch in the cylinder that the hammer uses to strike the primer. The extractor then hooks into the rear of the cylinder and pushes the cartridge out the front. The revolver can only be loaded and unloaded with the hammer in the half cock position; otherwise the chamber openings are partially blocked by a portion of the barrel assembly. The cartridges used in this revolver had a priming compound in the cup shaped base of the cartridge. The hammer swung through the hollowed out centre of the “cup” and struck the compound from the side, pinching it against the inside of the cartridge wall. It was designed as a front loading cartridge revolver in an effort to circumvent the Rollin White patent held by Smith & Wesson which allowed for chambers bored completely through the cylinder and loaded from the rear. The price for this unusual American front loading pistol includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15652
£0.00

**SOLD**SOLD**30/8**LEE ENFIELD CONNECTIONS**American 1870’s Lee Arms Company ‘RED JACKET No 3’ .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Nickel Plated 5 Shot Single Action Revolver. Sn 15651 - 15651
James Paris Lee (August 9, 1831 - February 24, 1904) was a Scottish-Canadian and later American inventor and arms designer, best known for inventing the bolt action that led to the Lee-Metford and Lee-Enfield series of rifles. The Lee Model 1879 rifle was his first successful magazine-fed rifle, which was adopted by China and the US Navy, and two later designs - the Remington-Lee M1885 and the Winchester-Lee or Lee Navy M1895 - were also adopted militarily and sold commercially. It is a portion of the Model 1879 that earned Lee his place in the pantheon of arms designers. Lee designed the first practical detachable box magazine - an item that would become an absolute requirement for military arms of the future. His bolt and magazine design was investigated by the British and in 1889, after extensive trials and tests, the British Army decided to adopt the Rifle, Magazine, Lee-Metford as a standard issue arm. This in turn developed into the Rifle, Short, Magazine, Lee-Enfield (or SMLE), the British service arm for many decades. In 1864 James Paris Lee established the Lee Arms Company. Known as the ‘Red Jacket No3 ’ Model, this revolver is one of many revolvers based on S&W and Colt Patents produced in the 1860’s through to the late 1870s with dynamic or quirky names to attract sales. This is an original example of the ‘Red Jacket No3’. It retains its original factory nickel finish with small areas of staining consistent with age. It has a 2 ½” octagonal steel barrel ( 6 ½” overall). The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘80378’. The top of the frame is crisply marked 'The Lee Arms Co Wilkes Barre Pa'. It has a shrouded trigger, steel hammer and original undamaged ornate Gutta Percha hard rubber grips. The pistol has a blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The pistol’s single action firing mechanism works as it should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15651
£0.00

American 1871 & 1879 Patent Hopkins & Allen Manufacturing Company ‘BLUE JACKET No 2’ .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Nickel Plated 5 Shot Single Action Revolver. Sn 15653 - 15653
Hopkins & Allen Arms Company was a US firearms manufacturing company based in Norwich, Connecticut that was founded in 1868 by Charles W. Allen, Charles A. Converse, Horace Briggs, Samuel S. Hopkins and Charles W. Hopkins. The Hopkins brothers ran the day-to-day operations of the company until it went bankrupt in 1916 and was subsequently bought by Marlin-Rockwell. Known as the ‘Blue Jacket No2 ’ Model, this revolver is one of many revolvers based on S&W and Colt Patents produced in the 1860’s through to the late 1870s with dynamic or quirky names to attract sales. This is an original example of the ‘BLUE JACKET No2’. It retains much of its original nickel finish with areas of staining consistent with age. It has a 3 ¼” round steel barrel (8” overall). The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘7279’. The top of the frame is crisply marked 'Hopkins & Allen Mfg Co Pat MCH 28 71 MAY 27 79 32 Cal Rim Fire BLUE JACKET No2'. It has a shrouded trigger, steel hammer and original undamaged ornate Gutta Percha hard rubber grips. The pistol has a blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The action which is perfect, is single action only. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15653
£475.00
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