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Victorian 1840- 1863 William Ling, Jermyn Street, London, 6 Bore Percussion Muzzle Loading Single Barrel Wildfowling Shot Gun. A 1009 - A 1009
William Ling (born 1793) was an English London based gunsmith recorded at a number of London addresses between 1820 and 1863. He is recorded as working at Jermyn Street between 1840 & 1863. This is a quality made percussion wildfowling gun by William Ling Jermyn Street. It is 6 bore and has a 36” round, browned, steel barrel. It measures 53” overall length. The smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age & use. It has all original undamaged walnut furniture with chequered wrist . The top of the wrist is inlaid with void silver escutcheon. The metal work has tooled foliate decoration. It has a steel butt plate. The action plate is signed ‘Wm Ling London’ amongst foliate decoration. The barrel is signed ‘Wm Ling Gun Maker Jermyn St London’. It has a heavy 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 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 1009
£2,450.00

QUALITY, Cased, Victorian C1860’s Isaac Hollis & Sons Birmingham & London 12 Bore /.750 Musket Calibre Big Game Rifle With Octagonal Damascus Barrel & Accessories. A 1008 - A 1008
Isaac Hollis & Sons were quality English, Birmingham & London based Gunmakers recorded in 1861 as having premises at Weaman Row & 49 Whittall Street (previously Hollis & Sheath 1849-1861). Between 1870 & 1911 Hollis & Sons are also recorded as having ‘London Offices’ (see page 251 of British Gunmakers Vol.2 by Brown). This is a quality Big Game rifle by Isaac Hollis & Sons. It has a beautiful Walnut stock with chequered wrist. Its 33” octagonal Damascus steel barrel is .750 Musket Calibre (12 Bore). The top barrel flat is signed 'I.Hollis & Sons Makers'. The underside of the barrel has proof inspection marks. The bore has just staining consistent with age and use and the rifling is crisp. The rifle measures 51” overall. The action has foliate scrollwork decoration and is crisply marked ‘ I.Hollis & Sons’. The underside of the stock has a void brass escutcheon and the shoulder stock has a patch box with hinged steel lid. The rifle has its original ramrod with brass end caps, heavy Dolphin hammer, blade fore sight & fixed ‘v’ notch plate rear sight with additional 2 leaf hinged sights graduated 100 & 200 yards. It has a steel butt plate with extended tang which has foliate engraving, trigger guard with extended winged tang & acanthus bud finial and German Silver fore stock block. The weapon's cocking & firing actions work perfectly. The weapon is contained in its correct but later wood case with hinged lid. The case has a void brass plate set into the lid and a lock with key. It is lined with green felt and the inside of the lid has a nice paper trade label to I. Hollis & Sons. The inside of the case is contoured to fit the rifle and it's later but correct accessories which include tools, adjustable powder flask marked ‘James Dixon & Sons Sheffield’ and ‘Parker Hale Ltd’ and a heavy brass and steel single ball bullet mould stamped ‘No 12’ and ‘Trade Mark’ together with ‘B’ within diamond cartouche . The price for this cased quality Victorian rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 1008
£2,750.00

CRIMEAN WAR 1856 Dated British WD Enfield Tower Pattern 1853 .577 Calibre 2 Band Muzzle Loading Percussion Carbine. Sn 16238 - 16238
This pattern of Carbine were used by the British Military between 1853 into the 1870's. This is a very good Crimean war dated, example of the British 1853 Pattern Carbine. The side plate is stamped With Queens Crown (Victoria) and dated '1856' together with ‘Tower’ (Enfield). It has an excellent all original walnut stock, brass butt plate, brass fore end block & brass trigger guard with extended tang. The wood is impressed with ‘WD & Broad Arrow’ mark together with ‘2 NEW’ most likely a Regiment or Unit mark (unknown). The rifle has its original steel ramrod, sling swivels, block and blade fore sight and its original flip up rear sight. The barrel’s bore has well defined rifling and just light staining consistent with age and use. The barrel has black powder proof / inspection marks. Total length is 40” with a 23 ¼” barrel. The cocking & firing actions work correctly. The price includes UK delivery. NB 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. Sn 16238
£975.00

**SOLD**SOLD**8/5**MINT BORE, Victorian British Martini Henry .577x 450 Obsolete Calibre MK II, Short Lever Service Rifle With Mark 1 Trigger. Sn 16233 - 16233
This is an excellent MK II Martini Henry .577x 450, MK I converted to MK II, Short Lever Service Rifle. It has excellent all original woodwork. The metal work is undamaged, has Birmingham proof marks and excellent blue finish throughout. It also has numbers ‘52’, ‘1184’, and ‘588’ stamped on the metal work and small inspection marks (illustrated). There is no manufacturer’s name or dates on this rifle. It has a 33” barrel and is 49 ½” overall length. The rifled bore is near mint, clean with crisp rifling and the weapon cocks and dry fires perfectly. It is complete with original steel cleaning rod, sling swivels & bayonet lug. It has smooth steel butt plate and MK 1 grooved trigger. It has flip up ladder sight and block & blade fore sight. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre, antique weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16233
£0.00

RARE, Crimean War 1855 Dated, French Model 1853 Chatellerault Arsenal Infantry Chasseur Sharpshooter’s Muzzle loading .700 Minie Ball Calibre Percussion Rifle With Brass Hilt Chatellerault Arsenal Yataghan Sword Bayonet & Scabbard. Sn 16225 - 16225
This is a rare and desirable French Minie Rifle of the Crimean War, together with its correct and well fitting bayonet. It is a Model 1853 Infantry Rifle, as issued to and used by the elite Chasseur Units in the Crimea. The rifle is dated 1855, the middle of the Crimean War, and was made at the French Royal Manufactory at Chatellerault. It has a flat Minie sight, graduated to 1,100 metres, and has the same four grooves and similar bore as the longer and more cumbersome British issue Minie rifle, 0.702 inches (17.8mm). The bore of the 34” barrel has well defined rifling and just light staining consistent with age and use. It measures 49 ½” overall length. The metal work has even patina is dated 1855, signed by the Chatellerault Arsenal and has proof marks. The metal is numbered ‘523’ which is repeated on the all original wood stock which has just light bumps and bruises to be expected. The barrel has the correct military bayonet lug, sling swivels and it has its original steel ram rod. The rifle’s cocking & firing actions work correctly with a nice tight action. The rifle comes with an original French sword bayonet. The steel fullered single edged ‘T’ back Yataghan blade has staining consistent with age and is 22 ¾” length. It has the correct steel hooked quillon with muzzle ring. It has a ribbed brass grip with flat spring and steel push button. The blade is marked with the name of the French Chatellerault Arsenal in French. It is complete with the correct steel scabbard. The scabbard has no dents and has its original fixed strap bar. The price for this historic piece 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 16225
£1,295.00

1892, Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action .38-56 WCF (Winchester Centre Fire) Obsolete Calibre Rifle With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 16212 - 16212
The Winchester Model 1886 was a lever-action repeating rifle designed by John Browning to handle some of the more powerful cartridges of the period. This is an excellent original example chambered in .38-56 WCF. It has a 25" octagonal barrel & measures 44 ¼” overall. The rifled bore has residue and staining consistent with age & use. It has all original Walnut woodwork and metal with even patina throughout. The breech tang is crisply stamped 'Model 1886' and the top of the barrel is crisply stamped ' Manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Co New Haven, Conn USA'. The weapon is crisply stamped with serial number on the underside of the frame beneath the lever ‘61282’ which dates it to 1892. It has a 'buckhorn' rear sight, brass blade fore sight, steel butt plate and full length tube magazine. It's lever, loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16212
£2,650.00

English, C1760’s David Collumbell London Private Purchase WD Marked Brass Barrelled 4 Bore Flintlock Blunderbuss With Monogram Or Regiment/ County Mark ‘CH’ (Cheshire) & WD Arrow’. Sn 16165 - 16165
David COLLUMBELL (also recorded as COLUMBELL) in 1712 was apprenticed to Gerrett Johnson Gunmaker at King Street, Westminster, London and is recorded at Parliament Street, Westminster, 1734-56. C1756, he is then recorded as a Gunmaker to Ordnance & in 1761 to the East India Company (see Howard L. Blackmore Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850). This an excellent original brass barrelled flintlock blunderbuss made by Collumbell most likely in the 1760’s when he was making weapons for the British Board of Ordnance & EIC. It is 31" overall with a bell mouth 15 ¼” brass cannon barrel which is 4 bore at the muzzle. The smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age. The top of the barrel is signed ‘London’ & it has crisp black powder proofs. It has a plain steel flat lock signed ‘Collumbell’, Swan neck hammer fitted with flint, original undamaged, Walnut full stock and quality brass mounts including ornately engraved butt plate tang, decorated flat side plate, trigger guard with extended tang, ram rod flutes & acanthus bud finial. It also has an ornate brass stock mount with ‘CH’ & ‘arrow’ mark which is most likely the monogram of the individual who purchased this blunderbuss or Regiment / County mark and WD / Board Of Ordnance arrow mark (CH was the board of ordnance County / district mark for Cheshire). It has it's wood ram rod with brass end cap. The price for this quality blunderbuss with interesting marks 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 16165
£2,400.00

MINT BORE, Early 1900’s Westley Richards & Co London Martini Action .300 Sherwood Extra Long (.300 Westley) Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre Target / Rook Rifle. Sn 16142 - 16142
The .300 Sherwood, also known as the .300 Extra Long and the .300 Westley, is an obsolete centre fire rifle cartridge developed by Westley Richards. The .300 Sherwood was introduced by Westley Richards in 1901 in response to W.W. Greener's .310 Cadet cartridge. The cartridge was created by lengthening the much milder .300 Rook. As expected, the first rifles chambered for it were made by Westley designated as the "Sherwood" target rifle. Later other manufacturers produced rifles in the calibre including BSA, Vickers and Francotte, whilst high end double rifles were produced by Holland & Holland and Westley Richards. This is an excellent and sought after example of the Sherwood target / rook rifle by Westley Richards. It has a 27 ½” steel barrel which has a near mint bore, clean with well defined rifling and it measures 43" overall. Its Martini Action works crisply. It has all original wood stock and fore end. It has a steel butt plate. It has a blade foresight and flip up graduated ladder rear sight. The top of the barrel are signed by the manufacturer. The breech has .300 calibre detail and Westley Richards triangle mark. The rifle is serial number ‘5818’. The price 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 16142
£975.00

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

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
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