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VERY RARE, American Civil War Era 1863 Springfield Savage U.S. Army .58 Calibre Percussion Musket With U.S. Army Marked Socket Bayonet & Leather Sling. Sn 14894:21 - 14894:21
This Specimen is a product of the Savage Revolving Fire Arms Company of Middletown, Connecticut circa 1862-64. Savage was a major Springfield Armoury contractor in the Civil War who supplied the Government with some 25,500 such muskets for the army. This original Springfield Savage musket has a standard steel lock and furniture and undamaged walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises consistent with age and use. The metal work has even patina. The lock plate is marked: “SAVAGE R. F. A. Co / MIDDLETOWN, Ct. 1863’ together with "American Eagle" over "US (Army)". The steel butt plate tang is stamped "US" (Army). The barrel has crisp "V/ P” and ‘D’ marks together with faint Eagle’s head proof / inspection mark. It has a fixed fore sight and flip up rear sight. The smooth bore of the rifle’s 40” round steel barrel has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The rifle measures 56” overall length. The rifle has its original steel ram rod and is fitted with leather sling. The weapon’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The rifle comes with its original steel socket bayonet. The 18” ‘T’ form blade of the bayonet is straight and undamaged. The blade is stamped ‘U.S’ (Army). The socket is undamaged has a locking ring. The bayonet fits the rifle. The price for this rare piece 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 14894:21
£1,795.00

SOLD. SOLD. (01/18). VERY RARE, American Civil War Era 1858 Springfield Remington .69 Calibre Percussion Rifled Musket With Maynard Patent Tape Primer Feed System, U.S Army Winchester Socket Bayonet & Leather Sling. Sn 14894:20 - 14894:20
The Springfield Remington rifled musket was widely used in the American Civil War by Union and Confederates alike, until the Model 1861 supplanted it, obviating the use of the insufficiently waterproof Maynard tape primer (Maynard's 1845 Patent 'tape primer system' had a hinged cover compartment which held a the tape primer which operated in a similar fashion to toy cap guns with paper roll charges ignited when the hammer strikes and rotated to the following charge). This original Springfield Remington percussion rifled musket with Maynard system breech has a standard steel lock and furniture and undamaged walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises consistent with age and use. The metal work has even patina. The lock plate is marked: "Remington’s Ilion NY 1858" and "US" (Army). The barrel has a small ‘X87’ inspection mark and the butt plate tang is stamped ‘US’ together with ‘ 1 1’ . It has a small blade fore sight and fixed rear sight. The rifled bore of the musket’s 42” round steel barrel has just light staining consistent with age and use and the rifling is well defined. The musket measures 57 ½” overall length. The musket has its original steel ram rod and is fitted with leather sling. The weapon’s cocking and firing actions & Maynard tape primer system work perfectly. The musket comes with its original steel socket bayonet. The 16” ‘T’ form blade of the bayonet is undamaged. The blade is stamped ‘U.S’ (Army) and manufacturer mark ‘WI’ (Winchester). The socket is undamaged. The bayonet fits the musket perfectly. The price for this rare piece 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 14894:20
£0.00

VERY RARE, American Civil War Era 1864 Dated U.S. Army Model 1863 / 1864 Type II Springfield Armoury .58 Calibre Percussion Rifled Musket With Nipple Protector, Chain, U.S. Army Marked Socket Bayonet, Scabbard & Leather Sling. Sn 14894:19 - 14894:19
The Springfield Model 1863 rifled musket is a .58 calibre rifled musket produced by the Springfield Armory between 1863 and 1865. The Model 1863 was only a minor improvement over the Springfield Model 1861. The Model 1863 also has the distinction of being the last muzzle-loading long arm produced by the Springfield Armory. The Model 1863 was produced in two variants. The Type I eliminated the band springs and replaced the flat barrel bands with oval clamping bands. The Type II is sometimes referred to as the Model 1864, but is more commonly referred to as just a variant of the Model 1863. This version re-introduced band springs, replaced the clamping bands with solid oval bands, and replaced the three leaf rear sight with single leaf sight. A total of 255,040 of these were manufactured from 1864 to 1865. This original Type 2 Springfield Model 1863 percussion rifled musket has a standard steel lock and furniture and undamaged walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises consistent with age and use. The metal work has even patina. The lock plate is marked: "SPRINGFIELD 1864" together with "American Eagle" over "US (Army)". The steel butt plate tang is stamped "US" (Army). The barrel has crisp "V/ P” and Eagle’s head proof / inspection marks. It has a fixed fore sight and flip up rear sight. The bore of the rifle’s 40” round steel barrel is clean with well defined rifling. The rifle measures 58” overall length. The rifle has its original steel ram rod, nipple protector with brass chain and is fitted with leather sling. The weapon’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The rifle comes with its original steel socket bayonet. The 18” ‘T’ form blade of the bayonet is straight and undamaged. The blade is stamped ‘U.S’ (Army). The socket is undamaged and has the correct steel locking ring. The bayonet fits the rifle. The bayonet has its original period leather scabbard. The tip of the scabbard is absent as is the belt loop of its integral riveted frog. The riveted frog tab is marked with contemporary initials ‘TFP’ most likely a Regiment designation or initials of the Civil war Soldier who was issued with the bayonet. The price for this rare piece 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 14894:19
£1,695.00

SOLD. SOLD (01/18). VERY RARE, American Civil War Era 1848 Dated .54 Calibre U.S. Army Model 1841 1st Type Mississippi Rifle By Robbins & Lawrence, Brass Hilt Bayonet & Buff Leather Sling. Sn 14894:18 - 14894:18
The United States military adopted the percussion rifle in 1841. It was known as the 1841 Mississippi rifle. Considered by many to be the most handsome of all U.S. military muzzleloaders, this cap-and-ball rifle was held in high regard by shooters of the era. As one 1840’s frontiersman said of the 1841 Model, it was “a weapon I cannot too strongly recommend for every description of frontier service, from its great accuracy and little liability to get out of order—an important point in a country where no gunsmith can be found.” The Mississippi was also popular with early plainsmen, emigrants and other adventurers heading West. Many Mississippi Rifles were purchased from U.S. arsenals throughout the country and eventually were used in the California goldfields as a sidearm or hunting rifle. During the Civil War, the weapon was prized by Confederate soldiers and put to effective use by rebel riflemen. This original Mississippi rifle has a steel action plate, heavy military hammer, brass furniture and undamaged walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises consistent with age and use. The metal work has even patina. The stock has the correct brass hinged patchbox which contains 3 moulded lead balls, a piece of cleaning cloth and a steel worm. The lock plate is crisply marked: ‘Windsor VT’ together with 1848 date and ‘Robbins & Lawrence’ together with ‘US’ (Army)". The brass butt plate tang is stamped "US" (Army). The barrel has factory inspector’s marks, a small brass blade fore sight & 1st type fixed 'v' notch rear sight. The rifled bore of the 33” round steel barrel has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The rifle measures 48 ¾” overall length. The rifle has its original wood ram rod with brass end cap and is fitted with buff leather sling. The weapon’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The rifle comes with its original brass hilt sword bayonet. The 20” Yataghan form blade of the bayonet is straight and undamaged. The blade has pitting and staining consistent with age. The brass hilt with cross guard and muzzle ring is ribbed for grip. The hilt has a flat steel spring and push button release which functions as it should. The bayonet fits the musket perfectly. The price for this rare piece 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 14894:18
£0.00

VERY RARE, Mexican & American Civil War Era 1844 Dated U.S. Army Model 1842 Springfield Armoury .69 Calibre Smoothbore Percussion Musket With Nipple Protector, Chain, U.S. Army Marked Socket Bayonet & Leather Sling. Sn 14894:17 - 14894:17
The Model 1842 Musket has the distinction of being the first regulation percussion firearm manufactured in a national armoury, the first musket manufactured at the U.S. Armouries at Springfield and Harpers Ferry with completely interchangeable components and the last .69 calibre, smoothbore musket issued by the U.S. Army. A total of about 275,000 were produced, 172,000 at Springfield Armoury. The Model 1842 musket was the primary infantry weapon of both the Union and Confederate armies during the first two years of the Civil War. It was still used in significant numbers by both armies as late as 1863. This original Springfield Model 1842 percussion musket has standard steel lock and furniture and undamaged walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises consistent with age and use. The metal work has even patina. The lock plate is marked: "SPRINGFIELD / 1844" behind the hammer and very faintly with "American Eagle" over "US (Army)" ahead of the hammer. The steel butt plate tang is stamped "US" (Army). The barrel has faint "V/ P” proof / inspection marks and has a small brass blade fore sight. The smooth bore of the musket’s 42” round steel barrel has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The musket measures 58” overall length. The musket has its original steel ram rod and is fitted with leather sling. The weapon’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The musket comes with its original steel socket bayonet. The 15” ‘T’ form blade of the bayonet is straight and undamaged. The blade is stamped ‘U.S’ (Army) and has another indistinct mark (illustrated). The socket is undamaged and has the correct steel locking ring. The bayonet fits the musket perfectly. The price for this rare piece 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 14894:17
£1,695.00

SOLD. SOLD (01/18). RARE, Original, Matching Numbers, 1863-1864 American Civil War Era Gwyn & Campbell Hamilton OH USA 1862 Patent .52 Calibre Single Shot Lever Action ‘Grapevine’ Union Cavalry Carbine With Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 14888 - 14888
This is a very good example of a rare Civil War carbine in nearly new condition. These carbines were made by Edwin Gwyn & Abner Campbell in Hamilton, OH between 1863 and 1864. Just over 8,000 of these guns were made & many saw hard use in Cavalry units during the Civil War. There are two models of this gun with different style levers. This is the 1st type “Grapevine” . The carbine’s action plate is crisply marked “GWYN & CAMPBELL” in an arch above “PATENT/1862/HAMILTON O”. The Frame is stamped “UNION RIFLE” vertically below breech. The barrel and breech have matching numbers ‘4320’. The metal work has even patina and its original wood stock has the bumps, knocks and bruises to be expected. The 19" barrel’s bore is clean and the rifling is crisp. It measures 39" overall. It is fitted with an adjustable rear sight and block fore sight together with steel saddle bar & ring. The loading and firing actions work perfectly. The 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 14888
£0.00

1913-1914 Crawford Smuggling Operation, Irish U.V.F, 1897 Dated British WD BSA Co Martini Henry Mark 1 Converted To MK II .577x .450 Artillery Carbine With Red Hand Of Ulster and ‘For God And Ulster’ Stock Stamp & Leather Sling. Sn 14894:2 - 14894:2
The Larne gun-running was a major gun smuggling operation organised in April 1914 in Ireland by Major Frederick H. Crawford and Captain Wilfrid Spender for the Ulster Unionist Council to equip the Loyalist Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF). Other smuggling operations also secured weapons for the UVF). Smuggled UVF rifles usually bear the Red Hand Of Ulster symbol. This is an original British WD Martini Henry Artillery Carbine, one of the smuggled guns sold to the UVF. It has all original wood furniture. The stock has bumps and bruises consistent with age and use and the metalwork has even patina. The action is dated 1897 and is marked by the manufacturer BSA Co together with Crown VR (Victoria Regina). The action also has the MK1 Conversion to MK II designation. The breech and barrel also have British WD ordnance marks (all illustrated). The stock is crisply impressed with the UVF Roundel which contains the Red Hand of Ulster and motto ‘For God And Ulster’ (illustrated). It has an adjustable ladder rear sight, bayonet lug, block & blade fore sight, sling swivels, steel butt plate, cleaning rod and original leather sling. 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. NB The rifle strips cocks and dry fires but is not suitable for shooting as at some point in its life the breech has been cut internally. The price for this historic UVF marked piece includes UK delivery. Sn 14894:2
£1,200.00

RARE, 1857-1865 American Civil War Era 1856 Patent .54 Calibre Single Shot Lever Action Burnside Rifle Co Rhode Island Cavalry Carbine With Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 14894:1 - 14894:1
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 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 stock has a contemporary hand carved initial ‘H’ most likely carved by the Civil War soldier who owned this weapon (illustrated). The 21" barrel’s bore is clean and the rifling is crisp. It measures 39 1/2" overall. It is fitted with a swivel flip up rear sight graduated ‘3’ to 300 yards and block fore sight together with steel saddle bar & ring. It is also fitted with rear sling swivel, and steel butt plate. The butt plate tang has a factory armourer’s inspection mark ‘D’ (all illustrated). The top of the action and frame are stamped with numbers (illustrated) . It also has faint manufacturer and patent detail ‘Burnsides Patent March 25th 1856. The action tang is crisply marked ‘Burnside Rifle Co Providence R I (Rhode Island)’. 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 14894:1
£1,475.00

Victorian British 1862 Dated, Enfield 1853 Pattern, 2 Band .577 Calibre Percussion Rifle With Nipple Protector, Chain & Ram Rod. A 594 - A 594
This is a very good, original British Enfield 1853 Pattern 2-band Percussion Rifle in .577" calibre. The side plate is stamped With Queens Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and by the manufacturer ‘Enfield’ together with 1862 date and inspection marks. It has all original walnut stock, steel butt plate, steel fore end block, bayonet bar and trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle also has its original ramrod, ladder rear sight, block and blade fore sight, sling swivels and is fitted with its original nipple protector & chain. The barrel’s bore has staining consistent with age and use. The rifling is well defined. The barrel is stamped with Victorian proof marks. The blued metal work has even patina. Total length is 49 ½” with a 33" barrel. The cocking & firing action works perfectly. 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 594
£995.00

MINT RIFLED BORE, Victorian 1870 Dated British Enfield Tower .600 Calibre Percussion Cavalry Carbine With 3 Groove Rifling, Captive Steel Ram Rod, Saddle Bar & Ring, Nipple Protector & Chain. Sn 14847 - 14847
This is an excellent, original, Victorian British Enfield Tower made Cavalry Carbine. It has all original undamaged walnut full stock & 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 '1870' date. Its 21" rifled barrel has a superb bore with crisp 3 groove rifling. The carbine measures 37" overall. The top of the barrel is stamped with faint proof/inspection marks at the breech. It has the correct steel saddle bar and ring & nipple protector & chain. It has a fixed rear sight and additional graduated 2 leaf flip up rear sights. It also has a small block & blade fore sight. It has the correct under barrel captive steel ramrod with end cap. The carbine has a brass fore end block, trigger guard with extended tang & butt plate. 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 14847
£1,375.00
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