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American Civil War Era Maynard's 2nd Model 1851- 1859 Patent .50" Calibre Capping Breech Loader Cavalry Carbine By Massachusetts Arms Company With Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 13917 - 13917
This scarce Maynard’s patent Carbine was manufactured by Massachusetts Arms Company. These carbines were used by both the Union and Confederacy during the American Civil War. The frame is crisply marked with Maynard's patent detail ‘Edward Maynard Patentee May 27 1851 Dec 6 1859’ on the left side and ‘Manufactured By Mass Arms Co Chicopee Falls’ on the right. The weapon's steel fittings including butt plate, saddle ring bar with ring, blade foresight and 2 leaf rear sight are all excellent and undamaged. Its original wood stock is undamaged and has small monogram factory inspector’s cartouche impressed marks. It's loading & firing actions work perfectly. It has a 20" round barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech and measures 36 ½” overall. The barrel's bore is clean with crisp rifling. Price for this rare carbine includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre capping breech loader no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13917
£1,475.00

EXCELLENT BORE, British WD 1886 Dated MK IV Enfield Martini Henry .577x .450 Long Lever, Service Rifle. Sn 13971 - 13971
This is an original MK IV. 1886 dated .577x .450 Martini Henry, long lever British Service Rifle. It has its original woodwork throughout which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The stock is deeply impressed with unreadable WD Arsenal roundels, various numbers & MK IV designation. It has block and blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels, bayonet lug & cleaning rod. The steel barrel is clean, the Henry rifling is excellent, sharp and well defined. The metal work has even patina. The action works correctly and is fully functional. The action is stamped on the right side Crown VR (Victoria Regina) Enfield, Mark IV model designation, inspection marks and dated '1886'. As an Antique, obsolete calibre weapon, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13971
£975.00

VERY RARE, 1883 Dated British Enfield Martini Henry ‘IC1’ MK 1, 1st Issue Pattern, .577x .450, Artillery Carbine With Original Cleaning Rod & Leather Sling. Sn 13916 - 13916
This is an excellent, MK 1 1883 dated .577x .450, Enfield made, Martini Henry, Artillery Carbine. It is ordnance stamped and has all original woodwork which has the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The metal has even patina throughout. It has adjustable flip up rear sight & winged blade fore sight. It has its original steel butt plate, cleaning rod, sling swivels, leather sling and correct artillery pattern side mounted bayonet lug. The stock is stamped with a crisp Enfield WD roundel and several struck out dates. The steel barrel's rifled bore is clean with well defined rifling. The action works correctly and is fully functional. It is stamped on the right side of the action, '1883' (date) and has the correct designation stamp 'I.C.1.' (1st Issue Pattern Carbine MK 1). As an antique, obsolete calibre weapon, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Price for this rare to find 1st issue pattern MK1 Artillery Carbine includes UK delivery. Sn 13916
£1,375.00

RARE, ORIGINAL,1872 Dated, U.S. Army Marked Model 1871 Remington Springfield Armoury Rolling Block .50x70 Military Calibre Service Rifle. Sn 13918 - 13918
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 but the U.S. Army did not greet the Remingtons with much enthusiasm, despite its superiority to the standard-issue Springfield model 1870. Foreign sales of the weapon were much more successful. Denmark ordered many of the model 1870 and 1871 rifles. In 1873, Spain ordered 50,000 model 1871 rifles, which were delivered in 1875. Numerous other countries, such as France, Chile, Argentina, Cuba, Greece, and Puerto Rico also purchased Model 1871’s. Remington made examples are rare. This is an excellent original U.S. Army Remington Springfield Armoury 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. The woodwork has only the minor bumps & bruises to be expected and the stock has at some time in its life been carved with initials ‘H’ on the right side and ‘H-X’ on the left. Its rifled bore is crisp & clean and it is complete with sling swivels & cleaning rod. The right side of the action has the crisp ‘American Eagle U.S. Springfield (Armoury)’ mark above ‘1872’ date. The left is marked ‘Model 1871’. The action tang has Remington’s name and 1864 to 1868 Patent detail and the butt plate tang is stamped ‘U.S’ (United States Army). It's loading & firing actions work perfectly. The price for this rare U.S. Army 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 13918
£1,675.00

**SOLD**LAYAWAY**SOLD**MASSIVE, C1800 English Mortimer London 11 Bore Large Game Cape Flintlock Hunting Rifle With German Silver Mounts Retailed By P.J. Botha (South Africa). Sn 13914 - 13914
Many Gunsmiths named Mortimer are recorded as working in London during the 1700’s & 1800’s. This is a massive English flintlock Cape hunting rifle made C1800 . It has a 44 ¼” round steel barrel and measures 60 ¾” overall. The top of the barrel is signed by the manufacturer ‘Mortimer London’ in bold lettering highlighted in Gold. The bore has crisp rifling and just staining consistent with age and use. It has a small post fore sight and fixed ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. Its steel side plate, German Silver trigger guard with acanthus bud finial and swan neck hammer are engraved with a foliate design. The side plate bears the name ‘P.J. Botha’ most likely the original South African retailer of this piece. The all original walnut stock with figured cheek piece and horn fore end block has German Silver mounts. It has its original wooden ramrod with horn end cap. All metal has even patina. The cocking & firing actions work perfectly. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13914
£0.00

QUALITY, UNUSUAL, C1840 Victorian English Henry Eden Smith Sheffield 50 Bore Muzzle Loading Percussion Hunting Rifle With Octagonal Barrel & 3 Groove Rifling. Sn 13955 - 13955
Henry Eden Smith was an English, Sheffield, Yorkshire, based gunsmith with premises at 3 & 9 Market Street & 2 bakers Hill between 1832 & 1842 (see page 335 of British Gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown). This is a quality made Victorian percussion hunting rifle by Henry Eden Smith. It has 28” browned octagonal barrel and measures 44” overall. The bore is clean with 3 groove rifling which is unusual to find on a hunting rifle of this type. It has its original walnut half stock which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use and polished horn fore end cap. Its steel butt plate tang, trigger guard with extended tang & hammer has foliate engraved decoration. The side plate also has foliate engraving together with the depiction of a Stag in the field and the manufacturer’s name ‘Eden Smith’ . The stock has German silver mounts. The wrist is chequered and has an inlaid void German Silver escutcheon. The rifle is fitted with blade foresight, ‘v’ notch block rear sight and has its wood ram rod with brass end cap. The weapon cocks & dry fires as it should. Price includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion rifle no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13955
£1,175.00

VERY RARE, C1860 AMERICAN Henry Parker Trenton New Jersey, 52 Bore Muzzle Loading Percussion Kentucky Rifle With Octagonal Barrel & Patch Box. Sn 13954 - 13954
This is a superb, very rare, American Henry Parker Muzzle Loading Percussion Kentucky Rifle (In the book AMERICAN GUNSMITHS, noted firearms expert Frank Sellers records a Henry Parker who worked in Trenton, New Jersey, circa 1860). This example has all original Walnut full stock and brass fittings including trigger guard with extended tang , butt plate with extended tangs, ram rod mounts, fore end block & original hinged brass patch box in the stock which has decorative scroll work engraving. The left side of the stock has a figured cheek piece and is inlaid with an original, contemporaneously applied, antique American Silver Dollar. The wrist is inlaid with a german Silver escutcheon which has a stylised monogram. The rifle measures 51” overall with a 35 ¼” octagonal browned steel barrel which has a clean bore with crisp rifling. The weapon is fitted with fixed brass blade fore sight and brass ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. Its steel hammer and action have scrollwork decoration and an unusual nipple with brass cup configuration (we are uncertain if this Kentucky was originally made as percussion or converted to percussion from an earlier flintlock). Its original ram rod has brass end caps, the lower end cap slotted for cleaning cloth. The side plate is signed by the manufacturer name ‘Parker’ and the top of the barrel ‘Henry Parker’. The weapon’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. Price for this excellent Kentucky rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13954
£1,750.00

French Military, Model 1866/74 11mm Calibre Fusil Gras Carbine By Manufacture Imperialle St Etienne. Sn 13890 - 13890
An excellent French M1866/74 Infantry carbine. The all original wood is very good and has a contemporary professionally applied field repair to the stock wrist (illustrated in image 3). It has a ladder rear sight, block & blade fore sight, steel butt plate and is fitted with sling swivels. It measures 39" overall with a 20 ½” barrel which has a clean bore and crisp rifling. The breech is crisply marked by the St Etienne Arsenal manufacturer and with 'Mle 1866-74' model detail (illustrated). Its loading and firing actions work perfectly. 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 part of a collection or display. Sn 13890
£675.00

***SOLD***SOLD*** Japanese Samurai Niju Makibari (Twice Bound) 28 Bore Matchlock Musket With Cannon Barrel & Brass Fittings. Wood & Barrel Signed By The Gunsmith Katsumasa & Oshima Yoshioka (Stockmaker), 3 Oak Leaves Family Mon & Translation. - 13641
The matchlock was the first mechanism, or "lock" invented to facilitate the firing of a hand-held firearm. This design removed the need to lower by hand a lit match into the weapon's flash pan and made it possible to have both hands free to keep a firm grip on the weapon at the moment of firing, and, more importantly, to keep both eyes on the target. This is a quality made Victorian era Japanese Matchlock. These pieces were made through to the late 19th century under Tokugawa Licence as special orders for Samurai families who needed to maintain their status in parades that took place during annual festivals. This Japanese matchlock has a fully functioning brass action and ornate fittings. It has a massive 40 ½” long barrel with cannon muzzle which is .555” at the muzzle opening (approx. 28 Bore). The smooth bore is clean. It measures 63” overall length. It has a beautiful, full wood stock and wood ram rod with horn end cap. It has heavy brass barrel bands and ornate inlaid brass and silvered fittings including Floral, Bird & Animal forms. The top of the barrel has the 3 Oak Leaves cluster family Mon indicating that this piece was made for a family member of one of the Japanese families associated with that mon (the Kasai, Horimoto, Kuboto, Makino, Kasawa, Nagaoka, Tanabe, Fujii, Matsuda, Nishikigori, Ogihara families used this form of mon). A brass ball trigger on the underside of the stock correctly moves the 'quick match' to the powder pan. The lock is fitted with a cord to represent the ‘quick match’ and to demonstrate the action. The wood and metal are superb. The weapon is ingeniously held together by immensely strong bamboo pins and the barrel is Niju Makibari (Twice Bound- a term used to indicate that the barrel is made of 2 spiral rods forged around a central mandral much stronger than single wrapped barrels). The inside of the wood and underside of the barrel are signed by the Japanese Smiths who made this quality piece ‘Ni Ju Maki Bari’, ‘Goshu Kunitomo’ (Omi Province on the main Island of Honshu. Kunitomo family licenced to operate by the Tokugawa Shogunate) and Daiyosuke/ Tayosuke (alternative personal name of Gunsmith) and’ Oshima Yoshioka San’ (The name of Stockmaker). Kunito Katsumasa is believed to have worked in the 18th century and normally uses the Kani ‘masa’ instead of the Kani on our piece. The reversal and mis-spelling of the first part of his name ‘Daiyosuke’ instead of the correct ‘Sukedayu’ in the signature indicates that this was made in his tradition by a later,probably mid 19th Century Smith most likely a descendant. A translation of the Japanese signatures accompanies this piece. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique matchlock musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13641
£0.00

RARE, 1857-1865 American Civil War Era 1856 Patent .54” Calibre Single Shot Lever Action Burnside Cavalry Carbine With Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 13857 - 13857
The Burnside Carbine was a popular carbine rifle fielded across all of the major battlefronts of the American Civil War. The weapon was developed by Ambrose E. Burnside. Burnside was an Officer in the Union Army but gave up his position in order to concentrate on developing the gun. The Burnside Carbine made use of a specially-designed cartridge, this being a brass .54 calibre cartridge developed by Burnside himself. His new weapon and corresponding cartridge did much to eliminate the leaked hot gasses that were common when firing other breech-loading weapons of the time. Production of the carbine ran from 1857 to 1865 and was handled by the Burnside Rifle Company and the Bristol Firearms Company of Providence, Rhode Island. This is an original example of the Burnside carbine in very good condition. The metal work has even patina and its original wood stock has the bumps and bruises to be expected. The barrel’s bore is clean and the rifling is crisp. It is fitted with a flip up rear sight and block fore sight together with steel saddle bar & ring. It is also fitted with rear sling swivel, and steel butt plate. The top of the action and frame are stamped with matching numbers 12085. It also has faint manufacturer and patent detail ‘Burnsides Patent March 25th 1856. The 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 13857
£1,875.00
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