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RARE, Late 1700’s Dublin Castle, Long Brown Bess .750 Musket Calibre Flintlock Musket Regiment Marked ‘S.T’. Sn 16415:3 - 16415:3
A rare, original , Dublin Castle, Long Brown Bess flintlock musket. It is 57 ½” overall length with a 41 ¾” long round steel barrel with fixed foresight. The top of the barrel has a small crown inspection / proof mark. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and service use. Its lock plate is crisply marked with Georgian Crown GR (George Rex) together with inspection mark and ‘Dublin Castle’ across the tail (Dublin Castle assembled weapons cease to be stamped Dublin Castle in 1798 but produced until 1815). It has a Swan neck hammer fitted with flint, Walnut full stock with, iron ramrod and ordnance pattern brass furniture. It’s butt plate tang is engraved ‘ST’ most likely a regiment number worthy of further research. It’s cocking and firing action works perfectly. The price for this historic piece includes UK delivery. N.B As an antique musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if held as part of a collection or display. Sn 16415:3
£3,750.00

RARE, C1830 British East India Company (EIC) Brunswick Enfield .704” Belted Ball Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Rifle Volunteer Regiment Marked ‘V TB 3 25’. Sn 16415:2 - 16415:2
The Brunswick rifle was a large calibre (.704) muzzle-loading percussion rifle manufactured for the British Army by Enfield in the early 19th century. The Brunswick rifle was one of several designs submitted to replace the Baker rifle. Unlike the Baker rifle, the Brunswick rifle used a special round ball with raised ribs that fit into two spiraling grooves in the barrel. The rifle was designed to accept a sword type bayonet which mounted by use of a bayonet bar, similar to the design of that used on the Baker rifle. This is an excellent, rare to find, military specification EIC Brunswick rifle. The action plate is stamped with the EIC rampant Lion mark. It has all original woodwork with correct brass butt plate, trigger guard, ram rod mounts, patch box with hinged lid & fore end cap together with original steel ramrod & bayonet bar. It has a blade fore sight. The shoulder stock has contemporary hand carved Roman numerals 'IIIV'. The barrel measures 31” in length (47” overall). The butt plate tang is Regiment marked ‘V’ (Volunteer) ‘TB 3 25’. The barrel’s rifled bore has staining and residue consistent with age and service use. The cocking and firing actions work perfectly. This is a rare, antique percussion rifle worthy of further research regarding the regiment mark 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 16415:2
£2,750.00

C1800 Georgian Indian / Afghan North West Frontier 16 Bore Flintlock Jezail Rifle With British Enfield Tower Brown Bess Lock, Wood Stock Ornately Decorated With Mother Of Pearl & Brass. Sn 16415:1 - 695
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 Indian flintlock Jezail. It has a 39” long octagonal steel barrel with flared muzzle and brass barrel bands. The barrel has a brass blade fore sight and block rear sight. The rifle is 16 Bore. The rifled 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 Georgian crown ‘GR’ (George Rex) together with Enfield ‘Tower’ mark & British ‘Broad Arrow crown’ inspection 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. It has its original steel ram rod. The Jezail cocks and dry fires. 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 16415:1
£695.00

SCARCE, Crimean War Era, British Enfield Tower Lovell’s Pattern 1845 Extra Service .75 Calibre Percussion Musket With Lovell's Patent Catch & Socket Bayonet. Sn 16339 - 16339
A scarce .75” calibre Lovell’s Pattern 1845 extra service percussion musket. The action plate is struck with a Queen’s Crown (Victoria) & Tower. The Walnut stock has regulation pattern brass furniture including three rammer pipes. The musket’s 39” smooth bore barrel has staining & residue consistent with age & use. It has a fixed front sight and correct Lovell’s bayonet catch. It has its original steel ram rod. One of George Lovell’s series of percussion smooth bore muskets for the line infantry regiments of the 1840’s along with the Pattern 1839 and 42 the P45 saw wide service all over the world and was at the time one of the most advanced military small arms of the age. These P45 extra service muskets are simplified versions of the P39 using pins rather than keys to retain the barrel and omitting the fixed rear sight of Lovells other muskets. They were however a sturdy and by the standards of the day an accurate weapon, widely issued throughout the army. The musket is in good fully working condition with nice, original undamaged Walnut stock and even patina to the metal work. A rarely seen British issue musket that was the mainstay of the early Crimean war army. The musket is accompanied by a corresponding socket bayonet. It has a 17” triangular blade which has just light staining consistent with age and measures 20” overall. There are no date or manufacturer marks on the bayonet. The price for this scarce musket with bayonet 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 16339
£895.00

1861 Enfield Tower 1853 Pattern, 3 Band .577 Obsolete Calibre Rifle, Monogram Or Regiment Mark ‘HSJr’, Nipple Protector & Chain, Wood Muzzle Plug, Sling & Socket Bayonet With Matching Monogram, Leather Scabbard & Frog. A 1013 - A 1013
This is an original British Enfield 1853 Pattern 3 band Percussion Rifle. The weapon has a replacement lock and has been refurbished at some point in its life. The action plate is stamped With Queens Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and by the manufacturer ‘Tower’ (Enfield) together with 1861 date. It has walnut wood work which has knocks bumps and bruises consistent with age and use, brass butt plate, Brass fore end block and brass trigger guard with extended tang. The butt plate tang has an engraved stylised monogram which appears to be ‘HSJr’ most likely a personal monogram or Regiment mark. The rifle has its original ramrod, ladder rear sight, fixed fore sight and removable wood muzzle plug to protect water entering the barrel when marching in foul weather. Its original sling swivels are fitted with a brown leather sling which has a large brass buckle. The barrel’s 39” barrel is stamped with proof marks. It’s bore has crisp rifling and staining consistent with age and use. Total length is 55”. The cocking & firing actions work perfectly. The rifle comes with an original period socket bayonet with locking ring. The bayonet fits the rifle perfectly. The bayonet’s triangular blade is 17 ¾” length. The blade has small inspection marks and the socket is engraved with matching stylised monogram / Regiment mark . The bayonet comes with a black leather scabbard which has brass mounts and an integral black leather frog. This is an antique percussion 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. A 1013
£895.00

RARE, American Civil War Sharps 1859 Patent, Sharps & Hankins Model 1862 Navy Model .52 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Breech Loading Carbine With Correct Rare To Find Leather Barrel Cover. Sn 16317 - 16317
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 clean bore with crisp rifling. The barrel at the breech has the correct screws either side to secure its original and rare to find leather barrel cover. The cover has a stitched seam which is intact and the leather has scuffs consistent with age but no tears. 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 5953 and the loading lever has matching number. The loading and firing actions work as they should. This Sharps & Hankins Model 1862 Navy carbine is a rare Civil War arm. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16317
£1,945.00

EXTREMELY RARE & UNIQUE, 1856-1864, Colt 1855 Patent Root’s Side Hammer .56 Calibre 5 Shot Cap & Ball Revolving Saddle Carbine Rifle With Saddle Ring & Victorian London Proofs Prize Rifle In 1866 To ‘Lc.Cl. S Moneypenny 19th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers - 16318
The Colt revolving rifles were early repeating rifles produced by the Colt's Manufacturing Company from 1856 until 1864. The design was essentially similar to revolver type pistols, with a rotating cylinder that held five or six rounds in a variety of calibres from .36 to .64 inches. In 1855, with his Model 1855 patent, Colt introduced a spur-trigger revolver that featured a fully enclosed cylinder. These handguns were officially named Side hammer revolvers, but they also were known as "Root" revolvers after Elisha K. Root, who at that time was employed as Colt's factory superintendent and Chief Engineer. These ‘Root’ side hammers are found on Colt 1855 patent revolving rifles. A combination of Colt revolving pistols and revolving rifles were used on the Pony Express by the eight men who guarded the dangerous run between Independence, Missouri, and Santa Fe. When doubts were expressed about the ability of these eight men to deliver the letters on this run reliably, the Missouri government declared that "these eight men are ready in case of attack to discharge 136 shots without having to reload. We have no fears for the safety of the mail." All mail deliveries on this route were completed safely. The U.S. Government had purchased 765 Colt revolving carbines and rifles prior to the Civil War. Many of these were shipped to southern locations and ended up being used by the Confederacy. After the war began, the Union purchased many more rifles and carbines. Sources disagree over the exact number purchased, but approximately 4,400 to 4,800 were purchased in total over the length of the war. The weapon performed superbly in combat, seeing action with the 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry Union forces at Snodgrass Hill during the Battle of Chickamauga during the American Civil War.The volume of fire from this weapon proved to be so useful that the Confederate forces were convinced that they were attacking an entire division, not just a single regiment. This is an extremely rare, Colt 1855 Patent ‘Root’s Side Hammer .56 Calibre 5 Shot Cap & Ball Revolving Saddle Carbine Rifle. It is in excellent condition. It has a round steel barrel which is 21" long and the carbine size rifle is 39 ¾” overall length. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has a 5 shot revolving cylinder and the weapon’s single action firing mechanism functions perfectly. The frame is fitted with a steel saddle ring and it has the correct under lever captive ram rod which featured on the Colt pistols of the era. It has a brass blade fore sight and block ‘v’ notch rear sight graduated to 100 yards. The block has 2 folding ‘v’ notch leaf sights graduated to 300 and 600 yards. The cylinder & frame have Victorian London Black Powder proofs. The top of the frame is marked with Colt’s name and USA address and the cylinder is marked ‘Patented Sept 10th 1855 (55 is obscured by Victorian proof mark)’. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘11784’. The original walnut stock is undamaged. It has a curved steel butt plate and brass trigger guard with extended tang with matching number ‘11784’. Uniquely, the stock is mounted with a silver presentation plate engraved ‘19th Middx R.V (British Army 19th Battalion Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Regiment) Presented By C** H.H. Williams Won By Lc.Cl. S Moneypenny). The price for superb piece of firearms history includes UK delivery. NB As an antique cap and ball firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16318
£9,750.00

SOLD SOLD (23/05) English, 1799-1833, Theophilus Richards, Birmingham, 3 Bore Flintlock Blunderbuss With Integral Folding Bayonet. Sn 16316 - 16316
This an excellent Flintlock Blunderbuss made By Theophilus (Theop's) Richards a quality English Gun maker & Silver gun furniture maker located at various premises on High Street Birmingham between 1799-1833. Between 1818 & 1833 his premises were known as 'The Royal Patent Waterproof Gun Manufactory' where patents for waterproof locks fashionable in the day were produced. Two Theophilus Richards are recorded. One the Father of the renowned gunmaker William Wesley Richards, the other his elder Brother (see page 50 of English Gunmakers By Bailey & Nie). This Blunderbuss is 30” overall with a 14” steel cannon barrel with flared muzzle. The smooth bore has just staining consistent with age. The flared muzzle opening is a large 30mm (approx. 3 Bore). It has a steel swan neck hammer fitted with flint, Walnut full stock and brass mounts including butt plate, trigger guard with acanthus bud finial & ramrod mounts. The steel lock plate is nicely marked by the maker 'Theop’s Richards'. The top of the barrel is also signed ‘Theop’s Richards’ and 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 11 ½” triangular shaped blade tapers to a pin sharp point. The weapon’s cocking and firing actions work as they should. The 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 16316
£0.00

MINT BORE, SUPERB, Victorian 1841- 1859 Mrs Elizabeth Fletcher, Gloucester, 6 Bore Percussion Muzzle Loading Single Barrel Live Pigeon Sporting Shot Gun. A 1012 - A 1012
Thomas & Elizabeth Fletcher were part of a Gloucester based gun making family. Thomas is first recorded at 161 Westgate Street 1841-59. Mrs Elizabeth Fletcher is then recorded on her own at 158 Westgate Street 1862-1870. The family including their sons continued in the gun making trade at other Westgate Street addresses and the Company is recorded as E. Fletcher & Sons in the 1930’s then finally recorded operating as Fletcher’s Sports Ltd 1955 – C1972 (see page 220 of British Gunmakers by Brown). This is a superb large calibre, live pigeon sporting shotgun by Elizabeth Fletcher, made at the family’s 161 Westgate Street premises before she moved to 158 Westgate Street. This type of gun were popular at live Pigeon shooting competitions before the invention of ‘clay Pigeons’ when live Pigeons were released from cages to be shot by competitors and for hunting use. It is a large 6 bore but well balanced and designed to be fired from the shoulder rather than from a punt or bank as many other guns of this bore were made for. It has a 33” blued steel barrel. It measures 49 ½” overall length. The smooth bore is pristine, clean with no pitting. It has all original undamaged walnut furniture with chequered wrist and fore stock. The fore stock has a scalloped polished Buffalo horn end cap. The top of the wrist is inlaid with silver escutcheon engraved with a stylised monogram. The action has best quality tooled foliate decoration. It has a steel butt plate. The action plate is signed ‘E. Fletcher’. The barrel is signed ‘Elizabeth Fletcher 161 Westgate Street Gloucester’. It has a heavy Dolphin hammer. The barrel has a small brass bead foresight. Its cocking & firing actions work perfectly. The price 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. A 1012
£2,450.00

MASSIVE, C1850 Leech & W.Ling Gunmakers Marked 8 Bore Percussion Muzzle Loading Wildfowling Bank / Punt Gun With Walnut Stock & Ramrod. A 1010 - A 1010
William John Leech was an English Gunmaker recorded as having premises at Castle Alley 1813-14 & Union Street Whitechapel C1817. William Ling (born 1793) was an English London based gunsmith recorded at a number of London addresses between 1820 and 1863 (see pages 180 & 178 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This is a massive percussion wildfowling gun made C1850 signed by Leech & W. Ling. This size of gun (5 feet 1inch overall length) were lay on riverbanks and sand dunes to support the heavy weight of the gun when hunting wild fowl or mounted on punts. It is 8 bore and has a 43 ½” round steel barrel. Its bore has light staining consistent with age and use. It has walnut stock with chequered wrist & polished horn fore stock cap. The wood has just light bumps and bruises consistent with age and use and is impressed ‘W.Ling’ indicating that the stock was supplied by the gunmaker William Ling. The wood has heavy brass mounts and heavy brass butt plate. The action plate and barrel block are signed ‘Leech’ (most likely William John Leech) It has a heavy steel Dolphin hammer. The barrel has a small brass bead foresight. The piece is complete with its original wood ramrod with brass end cap. Its cocking & firing actions work perfectly. The price for this massive fowling piece 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. A 1010
£2,750.00
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