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1870 British Enfield Tower Snider 3 Band .577 Obsolete Calibre Service Rifle. Sn 16131 - 16131
This is an excellent example of the Enfield Snider 3 Band Rifle. The action plate is stamped With Queens Crown (Victoria) and by the manufacturer 'Tower (Enfield) 1870'. There are no discernible markings at the breech. It has excellent all original wood work, brass butt plate, fore end block and trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle also has its steel cleaning rod, ladder rear sight, block and blade fore sight and sling swivels. The barrel's bore has just light staining consistent with age & use. The rifling is crisp. The barrel is stamped with black powder proof marks. Total length is 55 ½” with a 37" barrel. The wood is numbered 2169 . The cocking & firing action works perfectly. 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. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16131
£1,200.00

ZULU WARS ERA, British 1876 Dated MK II Enfield Martini Henry .577x .450 Obsolete Calibre Service Rifle. Sn 16007 - 16007
This is a very good, original 1876 dated .577x .450 Martini Henry, Service Rifle. It is fully ordnance stamped and has its original woodwork throughout . The stock is stamped with Enfield roundel. It has block and blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels, cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The rifle has its original mark 1 grooved trigger. The steel barrel's bore is clean with crisp Henry rifling. The all original wood furniture has knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The metal work has even patina throughout. The action works correctly and is fully functional. The action is stamped on the right side Crown VR (Victoria Regina) Enfield, Mark II designation and dated '1876'. The barrel also has several Victorian and WD proof inspection marks. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rifle no licence is required to own this rifle in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16007
£1,450.00

RARE, MINT BORE, American Civil War Era 1860-1869, Model 1865 Spencer .52 Obsolete Calibre Repeating Cavalry Carbine By Burnside Rifle Company With 7 Shot Tubular Magazine & Saddle Bar With Ring. Sn 16005 - 16005
The Spencer .52 calibre repeating rifle was designed by Christopher Spencer in 1860. It was a manually operated lever-action, repeating carbine size rifle (37 ½” overall) fed from a tube magazine. It was adopted by the Union Army, especially by the Cavalry, during the American Civil War and were manufactured by The American Burnside Rifle Co. Production began in 1860 and ended in 1869. The Spencer had an innovative 7 shot tubular magazine fed into the butt via a trap with steel latch. This is an original example in excellent condition for its age. The metal work has even patina and its original wood stock has just the knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected. The 18” barrel’s bore is near mint, clean with crisp rifling. It is fitted with a flip up rear sight and fixed fore sight together with steel saddle bar with ring. It is also fitted with single sling swivel lug, correct steel butt plate & tubular magazine with latch plate. The top of the breech is stamped very faintly stamped ‘Spencer Repeating Rifle /Pat’d March 6 1860/ Manuf’d As Prov. R.I. Burnside Fifle Co Model 1865’. The frame is numbered ‘901A’ (illustrated). The loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this American Civil War era carbine 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 16005
£2,200.00

American Civil War Connections, Imperial German Potsdam Prussian State Arsenal M1809/31 .70 Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Rifle & Sling. Sn 16006 - 16006
The Model 1809 Potsdam musket saw service in the Napoleonic wars. From 1831 to 1839, Prussia began large-scale conversion from flintlock to percussion circa 1839, becoming the M1809/39, but research indicates conversions may have started as early as 1831. The name "Potsdam" comes from the guns made at the Prussian State Potsdam arsenal. These weapons saw service during the American Civil War and were used by both sides during that conflict. The rifles were made in both smoothbore and rifled variants. A contract for 165,000 smooth bore & rifled Potsdam’s arrived in the USA in 1861/62 for issue to federal forces. Our Model 1809/31 Potsdam rifle is in excellent condition. It has all original wood and metal throughout. It has a 40” barrel which has a clean bore with crisp well defined rifling. The barrel has a blade fore sight and flip up rear sight. It has a bayonet bar, brass barrel bands, trigger guard with extended tang and the shoulder stock with figured cheek piece has a steel butt plate Regiment marked ‘20 LWR 8C 468’. The action plate has the Potsdam arsenal mark. The wood and metal have Imperial German inspection marks and various numbers. The rifle has its original steel cleaning rod with screw off worm. The rifle’s sling swivels are fitted with a later leather sling. The rifle’s cocking and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading percussion rifle no licence is required to own this item if retained in a collection or display. Sn 16006
£1,475.00

SOLD SOLD (07/03) **MINT BORE** ZULU WARS ERA, British 1874 Dated MK I Converted To MK II Enfield Martini Henry .577x .450 Obsolete Calibre Service Rifle With WD Marked Socket Bayonet. Sn 16073 - 16073
This is an excellent original 1874 dated .577x .450 Martini Henry, Service Rifle. It is fully ordnance stamped and has its original woodwork throughout . The stock is stamped with crisp Enfield roundel and the underside of the fore stock is numbered ‘24’. It has block and blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels, cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The rifle retains its original mark 1 grooved trigger. The steel barrel's bore is near mint, clean with crisp Henry rifling. The wood furniture has just the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The metal work has even patina throughout. The action works correctly and is fully functional. The action is stamped on the right side Crown VR (Victoria Regina) Enfield, Mark I to Mark II conversion designation and dated '1874'. The top of the barrel near the breech is with matching number ‘24’. The barrel also has several Victorian and WD proof inspection marks. The weapon is complete with an original spike socket bayonet with 21 ½” triangular blade and correct locking ring. The bayonet fits the rifle securely. The blade is WD marked. The bayonet is without scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rifle and no licence is required to own this rifle in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16073
£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

RARE, MATCHING NUMBERS, MINT BORE, American Civil War Sharps 1859 Patent, Sharps & Hankins Model 1862 Navy Model .52 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Breech Loading Carbine. Sn 16090 - 16090
Christian Sharps was in partnership with William Hankins from 1862 until 1866. Referred to as the Sharps & Hankins Model 1862 carbine, this weapon is an American Civil War .52 calibre, rim fire, breech loading firearm designed by Hartford, Connecticut native Christian Sharps. Presented is an excellent original specimen of the Sharps & Hankins Navy Model carbine (The only difference between the Navy Model to the Army version is that the Navy Model had a leather barrel cover secured by 2 screws at the breech end to protect against sea water). The carbines were produced by the Sharps and Hankins firm in Philadelphia, PA. They are chambered for the No. 56 Sharps & Hankins metallic cartridge. The weapon is 38 ¾” long overall. By operating the under lever, the barrel slides forward to accommodate the Sharps rim fire cartridge. The weapon has a 24” long, blued barrel. The barrel has a mint bore, bright & clean with crisp rifling. The barrel at the breech has the correct screws either side to secure a leather cover which as is common is absent. It has a block & blade foresight and graduated tangent type rear sight. The right side of the frame is stamped ‘Sharps & Hankins Philada’. The left side ‘Sharps Patent 1859’. The walnut shoulder stock is original and undamaged. The butt plate is brass and it has a single sling swivel. The action tang is numbered 3002 and the loading lever has matching number. The loading and firing actions work as they should. This Sharps & Hankins Model 1862 Army carbine is a rare Civil War arm. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre percussion carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16090
£1,975.00

SOLD SOLD (11/03) American Civil War Era U.S. Army, Rock Island Arsenal (RIA), 20 Round Leather Hard Case Ammunition Pouch/ Carrier For Springfield Breech Loading Rifles ( .58-60-500 or Similar Calibres). A 1006 - A 1006
This is an excellent original American Civil War Era Rock Island Arsenal (RIA) 20 Round Leather Hard Case Ammunition Pouch/ Carrier For Springfield Breech Loading Rifles ( .58-60-500 or Similar Calibres). The case measures 7” x 4” x 2” when closed and is made of hard dark brown leather. The front of the case is embossed ‘U.S’ (Army) & the rear has 2 belt loops. The case is hinged with a brass bar spine and has the correct brass stud which secures to a leather retaining tab with eyelet which has a riveted brass plate. The tab is impressed ‘Rock Island Arsenal’ within an oval cartouche (illustrated). Internally the pouch has 20 individual loops to carry rifle ammunition. The inside of the carrier has small arsenal inspectors marks (illustrated). All leather stitching and rivets are clean and intact. The price includes UK delivery. A 1006
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (03/03) *RARE, ONE OF 5,000, American Civil War, Triplett & Scott 1864 Patent, Confederate Kentucky Guards .56-50 Spencer Cartridge Obsolete Calibre Repeating Rifle By The Meriden Manufacturing Company. Sn 16017 - 16017
The Triplett & Scott rifle was an American Civil War era repeating weapon designed by Louis Triplett and William Scott. Only 5,000 Triplett & Scott’s were produced by the end of conflict. Some of those were issued to the Confederate Kentucky Guard who protected roads and train lines during the American Civil War. The Triplett & Scott was a rather unusual piece during its era, as virtually all of its contemporaries (ie the Maynard Carbine or Merrill Carbine) were single shot firearms. The Triplett & Scott, on the other hand, was a repeating rifle holding seven shots in the magazine. The design itself consisted of two parts, where the entire barrel, breech etc. would be attached to the stock (and other components) via a revolving hinge, which when the weapon is at half cock, allowed the barrel to be twisted clockwise by depression of a steel button on the action, in order to allow the spent cartridge to be ejected. When this cartridge was ejected the barrel would be twisted further clockwise, releasing a spring latch which loaded the next cartridge. The barrel was then twisted anti-clockwise, locking the barrel in position for firing. Another unique feature of the Triplett & Scott was the seven round magazine, located in the stock. Our example is in excellent and fully functioning condition. It has a blued, 27 1/2", rifled barrel (46 1/2" overall) and iron sights consisting of a block foresight and flip up rear sight. Its bore is near mint, mirror clean with well defined rifling. The Triplett & Scott could use metallic rimfire cartridges instead of the more familiar paper cartridges & was one of the few American Civil War era firearms that used metallic cartridges. Specifically the Triplett & Scott fired the large calibre .56-50 Spencer cartridge, which had been developed for the Spencer carbine. The wood work is undamaged with just light bumps and bruises consistent with age and use. It has a steel butt plate and 2 rear sling swivels. The action tang is crisply marked ‘Triplett & Scott’ together with 1864 patent (illustrated). The left side of the action is crisply marked ‘Meriden Manfg Co Meriden Conn’ (illustrated) and interestingly the barrel block is stamped ‘Kentucky’ (illustrated) denoting that this rifle was one of those issued to the Confederate Guard during the American Civil War. There is also a name ‘C.L. Bishop’ which is most likely the name of a Confederate Army Inspector or Soldier issued with this rifle. There is no external visible serial number on this rifle. The price for this rare piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16017
£0.00
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