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RARE, American Civil War Era Austrian Model 1854 .54 Calibre Lorenz Rifled Musket (1861 Springfield) Converted To Breech Capping Loading Regiment Marked ’51.1/7’ & Leather Sling. Sn 16430a - 16430a
The Lorenz rifle was an Austrian rifle used in the mid 19th Century. It was used in several European wars, and also featured prominently in the U.S. Civil War. The Lorenz rifle was designed by Austrian Lieutenant Joseph Lorenz on similar design principles as the 1861 Springfield Armoury Rifled Musket. It was first approved for manufacture in 1854, and was Austria's first all-new infantry firearm in decades. The Lorenz rifle was the third most widely used rifle during the American Civil War. The Union recorded purchases of 226,924 and the Confederacy bought as many as 100,000. This original Lorenz rifle was converted in the period to breech capping loading. It has standard steel lock and furniture and undamaged walnut stock with figured check piece all in excellent condition. The metal work has even patina. The weapon has several small indistinct inspection marks and the steel butt plate tang is Regiment marked ’51.1/7’. It has sling swivels fitted with leather sling and original steel ram rod, It has a brass blade fore sight and flip up ladder rear sight. The bore of the musket’s 35” round steel barrel is clean and the rifling crisp. The rifle measures 53” overall length. The weapon’s loading, cocking and firing actions work 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 16430a
£1,695.00

American 1851 U.S. Army Springfield Model 1842 Musket Converted To .69 Calibre Muzzle Loading Smoothbore Musketoon For Ball & Buckshot. Sn 16430 - 16430
The US Model 1842 Musket was a .69 calibre musket manufactured and used in the United States during the 19th Century. It is a continuation of the Model 1816 line of muskets but is generally referred to as its own model number rather than just a variant of the Model 1816. The Model 1842 was the last U.S. smoothbore musket. The Model 1842 was the first primary U.S. muskets to be produced with a percussion lock. Our example is dated 1851 and was converted, in the period, to a musketoon (short barrelled musket) for ball and buckshot. It has all original American walnut furniture which has just bumps and bruises to be expected. The wood has contemporary hand etched letters which appear to be ‘AIP’ (illustrated). The metal work has even patina. The musketoon measures 41 ½” overall with a 26” round steel barrel. The barrel has inspection marks ‘V P’ (illustrated). Its smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age. The weapon is fitted with brass blade fore sight, has a heavy military hammer, steel butt plate stamped ‘US’ (Army), sling swivels, steel barrel bands, fore end block and original steel cleaning rod. The action plate is marked with the American Eagle and 'U.S’ together with ‘Springfield’ & ‘1851’. The cocking and 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 a collection or display. Sn 16430
£1,200.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 08/08) C1810 English Thomas Potts, London .750 Musket Calibre Smooth Bore Flintlock Cavalry Saddle Musketoon With Brass Furniture. Sn 16416:18 - 16416:18
The musketoon is a shorter-barrelled version of the musket, and served in the roles of a shotgun or carbine. The English Gunsmith Thomas Potts had workshops at 70 Minories & Goodman’s Yard London between 1802 & 1827. This original Thomas Potts musketoon is in very good condition. It has all original wood which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age & service use. The wood is impressed with inspection marks and number ‘312’ (all illustrated in image 2). It has brass fittings including, butt plate with extended tang, fore end block and trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle also has its original steel ramrod, forward sling swivel, steel saddle bar & block fore sight. The 26” barrel’s smoothbore has staining & residue consistent with age & use. Total length of the musketoon is 41 ½”. The lock plate is signed ‘Thomas Potts London’. The action works as it should and its Swan neck hammer is fitted with flint. This is an antique flintlock musketoon 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 16416:18
£0.00

Victorian Era 3rd Scinde Irregular Horse Enfield Pattern .700 Calibre Percussion Cavalry Carbine With captive Steel Ram Rod, Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 16416:17 - 16416:17
The Scinde Irregular Horse was raised at Hyderabad on 8 August 1838. It was named after the province of Sind now in Pakistan, where it was raised to protect the trade route from the Bolan Pass to Sukkur on the Indus River and fight against the marauding Baluchi warriors. It later expanded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Scinde Horse. These three regiments were absorbed into the regular forces after the Mutiny of 1857 and became the 35th Scinde Horse and the 36th Jacob's Horse. They saw active service in Northern and Central India, Persia, Afghanistan on the North West Frontier and, during World War I, where they served in France and Palestine. The two Regiments were amalgamated in 1922, as the present 14th Prince of Wales's Own Scinde Horse which served in World War II. This is an original Enfield Pattern private purchase cavalry carbine marked to the 3rd Scinde Irregular Horse. Its original wood full stock is undamaged with just bumps and bruises to be expected. The wood is impressed ‘1070’. The metal work has even patina. It has a heavy military percussion hammer and the action plate is marked ‘Scinde Irregular Horse’. Its 24" barrel (39 ½” overall) has a smooth bore which has staining & residue consistent with age. It is unsighted. It has an under barrel captive swivel steel ramrod. The carbine also has brass fore end block, trigger guard & butt plate. It is complete with sling swivels & saddle bar with ring. It cocks & dry fires. 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 16416:17
£975.00

East India Company Type F .75” Musket Bore Percussion Musket. Sn. 16416:16 - 16416:16
This is an East India Company type F percussion musket. The gun measures 54 ¾ inches in length. The 39 inch round smooth steel barrel which has staining and residue consistent with age and use. It is also fitted with a pattern F bayonet catch. The barrel has British black powder proof marks and has a block foresight and a v back sight. The original percussion lock plate is crisply marked with the EIC rampant lion and cocks correctly. The gun has its original walnut stock which has the knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The round steel ramrod has a round rammer head with a short section under it being square. The gun has brass furniture including butt plate, trigger guard, fore end and ram rod mounts. The gun retains its original iron sling swivels and barrel is attached to the stock with 3 steel wedges. The metal work has even patina throughout. The gun has Nepalese markings on the top of the butt plate. The price includes UK delivery. As an antique musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16416:16
£1,750.00

India Pattern Brown Bess .75” Musket Bore Flintlock Musket Sn 16416:15 - 16416:15
This is an original India pattern Brown Bess flintlock musket. The gun has a 55 ½” overall length. The 39 ½” round steel barrel’s smooth bore .75 inch musket bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel is marked with black powder proofs and has a block fore sight. The original lock plate which is crisply marked With TOWER and a crown over GR and cocks correctly. The firing mechanisms work as they should. The gun has its original walnut stock and steel ramrod. The guns brass furniture includes the butt plate, trigger guard, fore end block and ram rod mounts. The gun also retains its iron sling swivels.. The metal work has even patina throughout. The price includes UK delivery. As an antique musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16416:15
£2,650.00

Scandinavian 1841 Dated .700 Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Infantry Musket . Sn 16415:13 - 16415:13
This is an unusual musket. It has a steel action plate date marked ‘1841’ below a ‘Crown C’ mark most likely a Danish, Norwegian or Swedish inspection mark and number 3. It has a ‘dog’ safety catch, heavy military hammer, sling swivels, heavy 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 brass butt plate tang is stamped ‘3’. The barrel has a ‘Crown C’ mark, blade fore sight, 'v' notch plate rear sight and military bayonet bar. The smooth bore of the 40” round steel barrel is clean. The rifle measures 57” overall length. The rifle has its original steel ram rod. The weapon’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this unusual piece worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As a muzzle loading antique firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16415:13
£895.00

SOLD SOLD (08/07) **ALL MATCHING NUMBERS INCLUDING BOLT**1868 Dated French Model 1866, 11mm Obsolete Calibre, Chassepot Needle Fire Rifle. Sn 16415:12 - 16415:12
The Chassepot, officially known as Fusil modèle 1866, was a bolt action military breech loading famous as the arm of the French forces in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871. This is an original early needle fire version of the model 1866 Chassepot Rifle in the obsolete 11mm Calibre. It has a 32 ½” barrel with clean bore and crisp rifling. It has steel furniture. It has inspection marks and the breech is dated '1868'. The original stock is walnut has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The bolt action loading and firing mechanisms work correctly. The barrel, bolt and wood have all matching numbers ‘93365’. It is fitted with rear sling swivel, bayonet slide, ladder rear sight and block & blade fore sight. The price for this rare needle fire rifle includes UK delivery. N.B. 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 16415:12
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (17/07) **MINT BORE** ZULU WARS British 1875 Dated MK I Converted To MK II Martini Henry .577x .450 Obsolete Calibre Service Rifle. Sn 16415:11 - 16415:11
This is an excellent original .577x .450 Martini Henry, Service Rifle. It is fully ordnance stamped and has its original woodwork throughout . The stock is stamped with crisp 1875 roundel. It has a block and blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels, steel 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 light 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) LSA Co (London Small Arms Company), Mark I to Mark II conversion designation and dated '1875'. The action is numbered ‘7787’. The barrel has several Victorian and WD proof inspection marks as do the trigger guard, lever, butt plate & barrel bands. 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 16415:11
£0.00

NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA, British Enfield Tower Dragoon’s .800 Calibre, Flintlock Carbine With Saddle Bar & Correct Cut Down India Pattern Steel Ram Rod. Sn 16415:10 - 16415:10
This unusual variant carbine is similar in form to Napoleonic period carbines featured in Chapter 3 of British Cavalry Carbines & Pistols Of The Napoleonic Era by Chisnall & Davies. Like the Duke of York’s Hussar carbine of 1800 featured on page 58 of the book our carbine has a cut down India pattern steel ram rod. This is a nice example of a Dragoon carbine which has the appearance of a carbine size Brown Bess musket. It has nice patina to the metal work throughout. It has a heavy military hammer fitted with flint. The lock plate is crisply stamped with Georgian crown ‘GR’ (George Rex) and by the manufacturer ‘Tower’ (Enfield). It has an 18” barrel (33 ½” overall) and is a large .800 bore. The smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age. The barrel is stamped with black powder proofs, inspection marks and indistinct lettering. It has a post fore sight. The carbine also has brass fore end block, trigger guard with extended tang & butt plate. It has all original, undamaged Walnut furniture. The wood is impressed with what appears to be ‘I-I’ most likely an armourer’s inspector’s mark and its saddle bar has a small ordnance inspection mark. It’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock Carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16415:10
£3,250.00
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