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EXTREMELY RARE, BEST QUALITY, Victorian Jackson Nottingham 18 Bore, Belted Ball, Percussion Deer Hunting / Sporting Rifle With Octagonal Barrel, Removable Brass Muzzle Stopper & Leather Sling. Sn 15815 - 15815
John Jackson was an English, Nottingham based Gunmaker recorded at 7 Church Gate, Low Pavement Nottingham between 1821 & 1866. The Gunmaker Samuel Jackson is recorded at the same premises 1866-1886 then at 7 & 9 Church Gate C1886 – 1912. This is an excellent black powder Deer hunting / sporting rifle by John or Samuel Jackson Nottingham. The rifle has a steel 30” octagonal barrel (46" overall) in 18 bore for lead belted ball. The muzzle has its original removable brass and cork stopper to prevent water from entering the barrel when being carried in the field. The stopper fits the muzzle snugly. The bore has crisp grooved rifling for belted ball. The bore has just staining consistent with age & use. The barrel has a gold band inlaid at the breech end and the action has a silver roundel inlaid. It has all original undamaged Walnut stock with steel butt plate which has an extended tang & foliate engraving. The stock has finely chequered wrist panels and is inlaid with a void German silver escutcheon. The stock has a polished horn fore end block. The large trigger guard for gloved hand has an extended tang and acanthus bud finial. It has a Dolphin hammer and the action plate has a crisp Deer & Stag in the field scene. It is also crisply marked by the manufacturer ‘Jackson Nottingham’. It is fitted with a German silver blade foresight & flip up 3 leaf rear sights. It has sling swivels fitted with an original leather sling & original wood ramrod with brass end caps. Its firing action works as it should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique black powder percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15815
£1,695.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD (27/11) British 1875 Dated BSA & M Co 1874 Portuguese Contract Snider MK III .577 Calibre Cavalry Carbine Regiment Marked ‘EPC’ To The Portuguese Escola Prática de Cavalaria (Cavalry Practice School) Saddle Ring & 2 Piece Rod - 15820
This is an original British .577 Snider Patent MK III Cavalry carbine one of only 1200 ordered by the Portuguese Government in October 1874. The Snider action was introduced to British service in 1866 and muzzle loading Enfield Carbines were converted to allow the use of the .577 calibre brass cartridge. They remained in use until the Martini Henry was introduced. This Snider carbine has a 19” round steel barrel with near mint bore, mirror clean with crisp rifling (37 ½” overall). The barrel has inspection / proof marks and is numbered ‘C 869’ (of 1200). The metal work has even patina throughout. It has a brass butt plate with trap which contains its original 2 piece screw together steel cleaning rod & brass trigger guard with extended tang and steel saddle ring. The butt plate tang is stamped ‘EPC’ to the Portuguese Escola Prática de Cavalaria (Cavalry Practice School) above weapon number ‘20’. The original wood is undamaged with just light bumps and bruises to be expected. The action plate is marked ’BSA & M Co’ together with ‘1875’ date & Portuguese ‘Crown above GP’ mark. The breech is marked ‘BSA & Co’ and Sniders Patent’. The breech cover has a steel breech cover with knurled steel locking catch and inspection marks. The action is strong and works as it should. It has a fixed foresight and adjustable rear ladder sight. The price for this rare carbine includes UK delivery. NB As an antique, obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15819
£0.00

MINT BORE, RARE, U.S. Army Mexican Wars Era 1831 Dated Model 1803 Harper’s Ferry Flintlock Rifle Converted To 1819 Hall's Patent .52 Calibre Percussion Pivoting Breech. Sn 15818 - 15819
The M1819 Hall rifle was a single-shot breech loading rifle designed by John Hancock Hall, patented on 21st May 1811, and adopted by the U.S. Army in 1819. It was preceded by the flintlock Harpers Ferry Model 1803 rifle. Hall’s patent used a pivoting chamber breech design and had a percussion cap ignition system. The main years of production were from the 1820s to the 1830s at the Harpers Ferry Arsenal. This was the first breech loading rifle to be adopted in large numbers by any Nation's army. The back several inches of the "barrel" (the chamber) is a separate piece that pivots upwards from the front for reloading. In essence the weapon was still loaded front to back, but in a short section, similar in concept to loading a cylinder of an early cap and ball revolver. Breech loading designs would grow to dominate rifle procurement after the Civil War. Many of the lessons learned by Hall would benefit designers of the next generation of breech loaders such as the Sharps rifle (1848), Spencer carbine (1860) and others. Halls M1819 Patent rifles were used by the U.S. Army in the Mexican Wars. This is an original Model 1803 Harper’s Ferry Flintlock Rifle Converted To 1819 Hall's Patent with pivoting breech. The metal work has even patina and it has all original wood work. It has a 30" barrel with a mint, deep cut, 16 right hand groove rifling and measures 52 ½” overall. It has a steel butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang, breech release catch, blade foresight, fixed 'notched bar' rear sight & original steel cleaning rod. The pivoting breech and firing mechanisms work correctly and is crisply marked ‘J.H. Hall H (Harper’s). Ferry U.S. (Army)’ together with ‘1831’ date. The price for this rare piece of Firearms history 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 15818
£1,495.00

Victorian 1867 British WD Enfield MK II** 3 Band .577 Obsolete Calibre Snider Service Rifle. Sn 15785 - 15785
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 'Enfield 1867' together with small ‘4’ & ‘Crown WD arrow’ inspection marks. It has excellent all original wood work, brass butt plate, fore end block and trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle also has its original steel cleaning rod, ladder rear sight, block and blade fore sight and sling swivels. The barrel has a clean bore, crisp rifling and is stamped with Victorian proof and WD marks. The breech is stamped ‘MK II**’ model designation . Total length is 54 ½” with a 36 ½” barrel. The wood is impressed with ‘R Crown M Enfield/ 1’ roundel. 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 15785
£975.00

Large, C1800 Indian Match Lock 16 Bore Musket / Rampart Gun With Octagonal Barrel & Ornate Hand Painted Wood Furniture With Steel Ram Rod . Sn 15787 - 15787
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 C1800 Indian matchlock musket. It has a 122cm long 16 bore octagonal barrel with flared muzzle and measures 171cms overall length. The barrel near the breech is numbered ‘97’. The smooth bore has residue and staining. It has a wood stock which has ornate red and green foliate scrolling decoration on a cream background & hand tooled brass barrel bands. It has a bead fore sight, grooved block rear sight and steel ram rod. It has a metal bar press trigger on the underside of the stock which correctly moves the 'match holder' arm to the metal powder pan (the match holder is absent). The metal has even patina to be expected of a native Indian weapon of its age. The wood work is colourful, clean and undamaged. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique matchlock musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK. Sn 15787
£345.00

RARE, MINT BORE, American Civil War Era Gallager’s 1860 Patent .52 Obsolete Calibre Single Shot Breech Loading Cavalry Carbine By Richardson and Overman Philadelphia With Patch Box, Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 15788 - 15788
The Gallager carbine is an American black powder breech loading rifle produced during the American Civil War for use by Union Cavalry. The weapon was designed by Mahlon J. Gallager, who licensed the design to Richardson and Overman of Philadelphia for production. The Gallager was breech loaded to the rear with brass cases, which contained the projectile and the propellant. Covered by a disc made of greased felt, the projectile was inserted in the barrel after it was tilted up by a lever, followed by the case, and (like the concurrent muzzleloaders, such as the Springfield) were ignited by percussion cap, which was placed on the bolt face. The brass cases had a paper patch in the base, to prevent powder seepage and still allow the cap to fire the round. This is an excellent example. The metal work has even patina and its original wood stock has just the bumps and bruises to be expected. The 22” barrel’s bore is near mint, clean with crisp rifling and it measures 39 ¼” overall. It is fitted with a fixed ‘v’ notch plate rear sight and fixed fore sight together with steel saddle bar & ring. It is also fitted with steel butt plate and patch box with hinged lid. The action plate is crisply marked with Gallager’s 1860 patent detail and Richardson and Overman Philadelphia manufacturer’s address together with number ‘10637’. The action is also numbered ‘128’. 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 15788
£1,495.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 29/10) Victorian 1860 British Enfield MK II** 3 Band .577 Obsolete Calibre Snider Rifle Regiment Marked ‘1B 24’ To The 1st Battalion 24th Regiment Of Foot (South Wales Borderers) & Buff Leather Sling . Sn 15789 - 15789
The South Wales Borderers was a line infantry regiment of the British Army in existence for 280 years. It first came into existence, as the 24th Regiment of Foot in 1689. Based at Brecon the regiment recruited from the border counties of Monmouthshire, Herefordshire and Brecknockshire, but was not called the South Wales Borderers until the Childers Reforms of 1881. The regiment served in a great many conflicts, including the American Revolutionary War, various conflicts in India, the Zulu War, Second Boer War, and World War I and World War II. In 1969 the regiment was amalgamated with the Welch Regiment to form the Royal Regiment of Wales. This is an excellent example of the Enfield Snider 3 Band Rifle Marked to the South Wales Borderers. The action plate is stamped With Queens Crown (Victoria) and by the manufacturer 'Enfield 1860'. It has excellent all original wood work, brass butt plate, fore end block, bayonet bar and trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle also has its original steel cleaning rod, ladder rear sight stamped with Enfield inspection mark, block and blade fore sight and sling swivels fitted with buff leather sling. The butt plate tang is stamped ‘1B 24’ to the 1st Battalion 24th Regiment of Foot (South Wales Borderers). The tang also has a small inspection mark. The barrel has a clean bore, crisp rifling and is stamped with Victorian proof and WD marks. The breech is stamped ‘BSA Co’ and MK II** model designation . Total length is 54 ½” with a 36 ½” barrel. The 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 15789
£0.00

1902 Winchester Model 1894 .32-40 Obsolete Calibre Lever Action Rifle With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 15784 - 15784
This is an excellent Winchester Model 1894 lever action Rifle in obsolete calibre .32-40. It has all original undamaged woodwork and strips, cocks and dry fires as it should. One side of the stock is inlaid with a void brass roundel. Its 26” octagonal barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling and is stamped on one of the barrel flats '32-40' (calibre) and the stock strap 'Model 1894’ with Winchester name & Trade mark detail (illustrated in image 2). The top of the barrel is stamped ‘ Manufactured By The Winchester Repeating Arms Co’ together with the company address and 1894 patent detail. The underside of the frame is stamped with number '263894' which dates its manufacture to 1902. It has a full length tube magazine, steel butt plate, blade foresight & adjustable rear sight. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an 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 15784
£2,450.00

RARE, American Civil War Era 1860-1869, Model 1860 Spencer Repeating Rifle Company .52 Obsolete Calibre Repeating Cavalry Carbine With 7 Shot Tubular Magazine & Saddle Bar With Ring. Sn 15782 - 15782
The Spencer .52 calibre repeating rifle was designed by Christopher Spencer in 1860. It was a manually operated lever-action, repeating carbine size rifle (39" overall) fed from a tube magazine. It was adopted by the Union Army, especially by the Cavalry, during the American Civil War. 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 good 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 barrel’s bore has staining and residue consistent with age. The rifling is crisp. 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, correct steel butt plate & tubular magazine with latch plate. The top of the breech is stamped very faintly stamped with partially visible ‘Spencer Repeating Rifle Co Boston Mass Pat’d March 6 1860’ together with manufacturer’s stylised monogram. There is no visible serial number on our example. The loading and firing actions work perfectly. The inside of the action has two ‘II’ inspection marks. 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 15782
£1,875.00

RARE, SUPERB, MINT BORE, 1885 American Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action .40-60 Winchester Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Buffalo / Big Game Hunting Rifle With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 15781 - 15781
The Winchester Model 1876 was a heavier-framed rifle than the Model 1866 or Model 1873 and was the first to be chambered for full-powered centre fire rifle cartridges, as opposed to rim fire cartridges or handgun-sized centre fire rounds. The 1876 earned a reputation as a durable and powerful hunting rifle. The .40-60 Winchester is a centre fire rifle cartridge intended for 19th Century big-game hunting. Nomenclature of the era indicated the .40-60 cartridge contained a 0.40-inch (10 mm) diameter bullet with 60 grains (3.9 g) of gunpowder. Winchester Repeating Arms Company necked down the .45-60 Winchester cartridge to hold a bullet with improved ballistics for the Winchester Model 1876 rifle. This is a rare, excellent original example of the 1876 lever action rifle in the large 40-60 Winchester centre fire calibre. It has a 20 ¼” octagonal barrel & measures 41" overall length. The rifle's bore is near mint, clean with crisp rifling. It has all original Walnut woodwork and blued metal work with original finish. The breech tang is crisply stamped 'Model 1876' and the top of the barrel is stamped 'Winchester Repeating Arms Co New Haven CT King’s Improvement Patented March 29 1866 October 16 1860’ (the patent refers to a convenient new type of loading gate, devised by Winchester plant superintendent Nelson King ‘King’s Improvement’). The barrel also has calibre detail ‘Cal 40-60’. The weapon is serial number 57167 which dates its manufacture to 1885. It has an adjustable flip up graduated rear sight, pinched blade foresight , steel butt plate with brass trap, steel fore end block, sliding breech dust cover and full length tube magazine. It's lever, loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this rare, superb rifle 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 15781
£5,750.00
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