Items: 0 Price: £0    
view cart

Antique Rifles and Long Guns

 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  Next Page 1 of 15

MATCHING REGIMENT MARKS Napoleonic War Era British T. Ketland & Co Georgian Brown Bess .75” Bore Flintlock Musket With 39” Barrel Marked ‘67’ To 67th (South Hampshire) Regiment of Foot & 1803 Dated Socket Bayonet By Woolley & Deakin Also Regiment Marked - 15379
Thomas Ketland & Co were English gunsmith's based at various addresses in Birmingham & London between 1785-1819. The 67th (South Hampshire) Regiment of Foot was a line infantry regiment of the British Army, raised in 1756. Under the Childers Reforms it amalgamated with the 37th (North Hampshire) Regiment of Foot to form the Hampshire Regiment (later the Royal Hampshire Regiment) in 1881. The Regiment saw action in the Peninsular War, fought at the Battle of Barrosa in March 1811 and the Siege of Tarragona in June 1813 before taking part in operations on the East coast of Spain in the closing stages of the War. This is an excellent, original, Brown Bess flintlock musket by Ketland & Co Regiment marked to the 67th Regiment of Foot with matching Regiment marked socket bayonet. The last owner of this Musket purchased it from the estate of Woolerton Hall Nottingham C1970 where in the 1800’s it was reputedly used by the South Nottinghamshire Hussars (a unit of the British Army formed as volunteer cavalry in 1794 as part of the response to the French Revolutionary Wars). The Musket measures 55 Ό” overall length with a 39” round steel barrel with proof/ inspection marks at the breech and Regiment mark ‘67’ to the 67th (South Hampshire) Regiment of Foot. The metal has even patina and the smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and service use. It has its original lock plate which is crisply marked ’T. Ketland & Co’ & Crown ‘GR’ (George Rex). It has its all original walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The barrel has a block fore sight. It is complete with original steel ram rod and sling swivels. It has brass furniture including butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang, fore end block and ram rod mounts. The all original wood work is undamaged with just bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The cocking and firing mechanisms work as they should and the hammer is fitted with flint. The Musket comes complete with its original 15 ½”, triangular blade, socket bayonet. The blade and socket have staining consistent with age and use. The blade is dated 1803, marked by the manufacturer ‘Woolley & Deakin’ and has a small ‘H’ inspection mark. The socket has matching Regiment mark ‘67’ . The price includes UK delivery. N.B As an antique flintlock musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK as part of a collection or display. Sn 15379
£2,750.00

Georgian / Victorian Era Indian / Afghan North West Frontier 22 Bore Flintlock Jezail Musket With Brown Bess East India Company Lock, Wood Stock Ornately Decorated With Mother Of Pearl & Brass. Sn 15360 - 15360
The Jezail was a simple, cost-efficient and often handmade muzzle-loading long arm commonly used in British India, Central Asia and parts of the Middle East. Jezails were generally handmade weapons, and consequently they widely varied in their construction. Jezails were seen as very personal weapons, and unlike the typical military weapons of the time which were very plain and utilitarian, Jezails tended to be well crafted and were usually intricately decorated. Jezails tended to have very long barrels. The firing mechanism was typically either a matchlock or a flintlock. Since flintlock mechanisms were complex and difficult to manufacture, many Jezails used the lock mechanism from captured or broken Brown Bess muskets. The stocks were handmade and ornately decorated, featuring a distinctive curve which is not seen in the stocks of other muskets. The function of this curve is debated; it may be purely decorative, or it may have allowed the Jezail to be tucked under the arm and cradled tightly against the body, as opposed to being held to the shoulder like a typical musket or rifle. During the Anglo Afghan Wars the Jezail was the primary ranged weapon of Afghan warriors and was used with great effect against British troops. This is a good Indian flintlock Jezail. It has a 38” long steel barrel with flared muzzle and brass barrel bands. The weapon has fixed front and rear sights. The smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. It measures 53” overall length. The action is from a Brown Bess musket and is marked with partially visible East India Company Rampant Lion mark. Its wood stock is intricately hand inlaid with pieces of Mother of Pearl and brass. It has the typical Jezail curved butt. The wood and metal have the wear and patina to be expected of a native Indian weapon of its age. As is common with these old native weapons the action does not function. The price 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 collection or display. Sn 15360
£575.00

SOLD SOLD (14/05) 0British Board Of Ordnance Georgian Brown Bess Tower Enfield .75” Bore Flintlock Musket With 39” Barrel Marked ‘20’ To The 20th (East Devonshire) Regiment of Foot, Irish ‘L-Y’ Londonderry County Registration s & Socket Bayonet. Sn 15352 - 15352
A very good, original Enfield Tower, Brown Bess flintlock musket. It measures 54 Ύ” overall length with a 39” round steel barrel with proof/ inspection marks at the breech together with Irish Londonderry ‘L-Y’ County Registration mark (the Registration of Firearms (Ireland) Act of 22nd August 1843, provided for the granting of licences for Firearms and required the arms to be marked by the Superintendent of the County). The metal has stable aged pitting but no rust and the bore has staining and residue consistent with age and service use. It has its original lock plate which is crisply marked ’Tower’ (Enfield) & Crown ‘GR’ (George Rex). It has its all original walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The barrel has a block fore sight. It is complete with original steel ramrod, and brass furniture including butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang, fore end block and ram rod mounts. The brass stock plate is marked L-Y County registration marked and the wood carved with number ‘20’ to the The 20th (East Devonshire) Regiment of Foot 1782–1881 ( the Regiment embarked for Holland in August 1799 to take part in the Anglo-Russian invasion of Holland and fought at the Battle of Krabbendam in September 1799 and the Battle of Alkmaar in October 1799. It next departed for Egypt in spring 1801 and saw action at the Battle of Alexandria in March 1801 during the French Revolutionary Wars. After moving to Calabria it took part in the Battle of Maida in July 1806 during the War of the Third Coalition. The regiment embarked for Portugal in 1808 for service in the Peninsular War. It saw action at the Battle of Vimeiro in August 1808 and the Battle of Corunna in January 1809 before being evacuated home later that month.[15] The regiment returned to the Peninsula and fought at the Battle of Vitoria in June 1813, where it formed part of the "backbone" of the Duke of Wellington's forces. It then pursued the French Army into France at took part in the Battle of the Pyrenees in July 1813, the Battle of Nivelle in November 1813 and the Battle of Orthez in February 1814 as well the Battle of Toulouse in April 1814. The Regiment was renamed The Lancashire Fusiliers 1881–1908). The wood is also date stamped ‘1831’ and Board Of Ordnance marked ‘BO’. The cocking and firing mechanisms work as they should. The Musket comes complete with its original 16 ½”, triangular blade, socket bayonet. The blade and socket have staining consistent with age and use. The price includes UK delivery. N.B As an antique flintlock musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK as part of a collection or display. Sn 15352
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (17/05) 1793 East India Company (EIC) Brass Barrelled 1 Bore Flintlock Naval Boarding Blunderbuss By William Henshaw, London With Ram Rod. Sn 14752 - 14752
This an excellent brass barrelled flintlock blunderbuss made By William Henshaw who was an English London based Gunmaker recorded as having premises at 279 Strand in 1780, 181 Strand from 1784 & 1791 & 44 New Bond Street between 1801 to 1808 (see page 168 of British Gunmakers Vol.1 by Brown). These weapons were used by sailors when boarding ships during attacks or repelling enemy crews attacking their vessels. It is 33 ½” overall with a large bell mouth 17 ½” long brass barrel. The mouth of the barrel measures 1.633” (approx. 1 bore). The bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. It has a steel lock plate crisply marked with the East India Company ‘EIC’ mark and trade mark together with 1793 date, inspection marks and manufacturer’s name ‘Henshaw’ below number ‘1’. It has a Heavy military hammer & original, undamaged Walnut full stock with chequered wrist and brass mounts including butt plate, ram rod mounts, trigger guard with extended tang and flat side plate. It has its original wood ram rod with brass cap. Its cocking and firing actions work as they should. The price 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 14752.
£0.00

RARE, MATCHING NUMBERS, Pre 1863 American Civil War Smith’s 1857 Patent .50” Calibre Break Action Percussion Cavalry Carbine Massachusetts Arms Co Distributed By Poultney & Trimble of Baltimore, Maryland With Leather Sling. Sn 15323 - 15323
The Smith Carbine is a .50” calibre breech loading rifle patented by Gilbert Smith on June 23, 1857. The weapon successfully completed the Military Trials of the late 1850s and was used by various Cavalry units during the American Civil War. The Smith Carbine was unique in that it broke apart in the middle for loading by depression of a break lever located within the trigger guard and it used rubber cartridges which sealed the gases in the breech. The downside was that these cartridges were difficult to remove. The carbines were built by the Massachusetts Arms Company in Chicopee Falls and other American manufacturers . The name of the distributor for the manufacturer, Poultney & Trimble of Baltimore, Maryland, is often stamped on the carbine's receivers. Early versions are often known to modern collectors as Artillery models, but all Smiths were issued to Cavalry units. Saddle bars and rings were only added to these carbines after 1863. This is an excellent original example of these rare carbines made pre 1863 and correctly without saddle bar & ring. The metal work has even patina throughout with no rust and original finish. Its wood work is all original with just the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The carbine has a 21 ½” barrel which has a clean bore and crisp rifling. The carbine measures 38 ½” overall. It has a steel butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang, dolphin hammer, flip up graduated ladder rear sight, pinched fore sight and sling swivels fitted with leather sling. The trigger guard has the correct barrel release lever and the top of the frame and barrel have the correct flat barrel release bar. The frame is crisply stamped with Mass arms co name & address, Smith’s 1857 patent detail and by the distributor Poultney & Trimble of Baltimore, Maryland (all illustrated). The barrel block and trigger block have matching numbers ‘4806’. The loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this rare American Civil war piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre percussion rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15323
£1,895.00

SOLD SOLD (21/05) 1861 Dated British 1853 Pattern Enfield Tower 3 Band .577 Calibre Percussion Rifle With Volunteer Regiment Mark. Sn 15302 - 15302
This is a very good original Enfield Tower 3-band Percussion Rifle in .577" calibre. It is stamped on the action plate ‘Tower’ (Enfield), 1861 date and Crown VR (Victoria Regina). It has all original woodwork with brass butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang & fore end block. It has its original steel ramrod & single sling swivel. It has a block & blade foresight and ladder rear sight. The barrel has proof/ inspection marks. The butt plate tang is Volunteer Regiment marked (unknown Regiment markings illustrated). Total length is 54” with a 39" barrel. The barrel's rifled bore is clean. The metal has original finish and the wood has just minor bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The stock has a Birmingham WD roundel. The cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique, obsolete calibre, percussion rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15302
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (21/05) Large 1810 Dated Indian / Afghan North West Frontier 26 Bore Flintlock Jezail Rifle With Brown Bess East India Company Lock, Wood Stock Ornately Decorated With Mother Of Pearl & Brass. Sn 15301 - 15301
The Jezail was a simple, cost-efficient and often handmade muzzle-loading long arm commonly used in British India, Central Asia and parts of the Middle East. Jezails were generally handmade weapons, and consequently they widely varied in their construction. Jezails were seen as very personal weapons, and unlike the typical military weapons of the time which were very plain and utilitarian, Jezails tended to be well crafted and were usually intricately decorated. Jezails tended to have very long barrels. The firing mechanism was typically either a matchlock or a flintlock. Since flintlock mechanisms were complex and difficult to manufacture, many Jezails used the lock mechanism from captured or broken Brown Bess muskets. The stocks were handmade and ornately decorated, featuring a distinctive curve which is not seen in the stocks of other muskets. The function of this curve is debated; it may be purely decorative, or it may have allowed the Jezail to be tucked under the arm and cradled tightly against the body, as opposed to being held to the shoulder like a typical musket or rifle. During the Anglo Afghan Wars the Jezail was the primary ranged weapon of Afghan warriors and was used with great effect against British troops. This is a very good quality Indian flintlock Jezail. It has a 41” long octagonal steel barrel with flared muzzle and brass barrel bands. The barrel has a brass bead fore sight and slotted block rear sight. The rifle is 26 Bore. The bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use and well defined rifling. It measures 55 Ύ” overall length. The action is from a Brown Bess musket and is marked with the East India Company Rampant Lion mark together with 1810 date. Its wood stock is intricately hand inlaid with pieces of Mother of Pearl and brass. It has the typical Jezail curved butt. The wood and metal have the wear and patina to be expected of a native Indian weapon of its age. It has its original steel ram rod. As is common with these old native weapons the action does not function. The price 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 collection or display. Sn 15301
£0.00

Crimean War Era WEST YORKSHIRE MILITIA British 1854 Enfield Tower .600” Calibre 2 Band Percussion Rifle Regiment Marked ‘6 WYM 40’. Sn 15288 - 15288
This is a Victorian Enfield Tower rifle made in the Crimean War era. It measures 42” overall with a 26” barrel which is .600 calibre. The bore has crisp well defined rifling and just light staining consistent with age and use. The barrel has proof / inspection marks. It has all original full wood stock and metal work. The wood has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The stock is marked with WD arrow and number ‘2’. The stock has a single sling swivel. The blued steel action plate is crisply marked with Queens Crown ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina), Tower (Enfield) & dated ‘1854’. The rifle has a heavy military hammer, brass butt plate, brass trigger guard & steel barrel bands together with original steel ramrod. The butt plate tang is Regiment marked ‘6 WYM 40’ WEST YORKSHIRE MILITIA It has a flip up ladder rear sight and blade fore sight. It’s cocking and firing actions work correctly. The price for this rifle worthy of further research regarding the regiment mark includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15288
£795.00

Victorian 1844 British Enfield Tower 16 Bore Percussion Smooth Bore Yeomanry Cavalry Carbine Regiment Or Unit Marked ‘C2’ With Captive Steel Ram Rod & Saddle Bar. Sn 14161 - 14161
This is an original, Victorian British Enfield Tower made Yeomanry Cavalry Carbine. It has all original walnut full stock which has the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use & blued metal work. It has a heavy military percussion Dolphin hammer and the lock plate is crisply stamped Crown VR (Victoria Regina) & 'Tower' (Enfield) with '1844' date & inspection mark. The brass butt plate is numbered ‘C2’ most likely a Yeomanry cavalry Regiment or Unit mark. Its 20" barrel’s smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age. The carbine measures 36" overall. The top of the barrel is stamped with crisp proof/inspection marks at the breech. It has the correct steel saddle bar and brass furniture. It has a fixed sights and under barrel captive steel ramrod. It cocks & dry fires perfectly as it should. 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 14161
£895.00

Very Rare, American Civil War, .50 Bore Warner 1864 Patent Breech Loading Cavalry Carbine By Greene Rifle Works With Unique Slide Extractor Feature, Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 15250 - 15250
The Warner Carbine is a fine example of the many styles of innovative, breech loading, metallic cartridge arms that were procured in relatively small numbers by the US Ordnance Department during the American Civil War. The Warner Carbine was the brainchild of James Warner of Springfield, MA. Warner had a long history of employment in the firearms industry, and had at one time worked at Eli Whitney’s factory in Whitneyville, Connecticut, where he was involved with the production of the Walker pattern Colt revolvers that Whitney produced for Colt. He subsequently went to work for the newly formed Springfield Arms Manufacturing Company of Springfield, MA. Warner served as factory superintendent and sale agent for the company and contributed his designs in the form of several percussion revolving rifles. Springfield Arms Company also produced several models of percussion revolvers in a variety of calibres, some with manually revolved cylinders and some with self-rotating, single action lock mechanisms. In 1864 Warner received two patents related to his newly designed carbine; around Christmas 1864 they were initially issued to the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry and 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry for use in the Civil War. The carbine was a single shot, breech loading, metallic cartridge carbine. This scarce American Civil War Warner Carbine was manufactured by the Greene Rifle Works Worcester Mass USA. The carbine has a pinched blade front sight and a single leaf rear sight. The left side of the barrel and breech have proofs. The left side of the frame has a saddle bar and is marked "GREENE RIFLE WORKS WORCESTER, MASS.PAT'D. 1864". The serial number '11178' is located on the inside of the receiver. It's unique manual slide extractor is located on the underside of the fore stock and functions as it should. The weapon's brass frame and butt plate together with hinged breech block opened by operation of a knurled sliding thumb catch are all excellent and undamaged. It's loading & firing action work (the original main spring is now weak as is common with weapons of this age but operates correctly). It has a 20" round barrel (37" overall). The bore is clean with crisp rifling. The weapon's wood stock with chequered panels is excellent with just the bumps & bruises to be expected of a weapon of this age. The weapon has its original steel saddle bar & ring. The price for this rare Civil War carbine includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rim fire carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15250
£1,950.00
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  Next Page 1 of 15