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BEST QUALITY, Victorian C1850, English Cogswell & Harrison Strand London 10 Bore, Single Barrel Muzzle Loading, Percussion Shotgun With Walnut Stock, Damascus Barrel & Ramrod. Sn 14466 - 14466
Cogswell & Harrison were established in May 1770 and is London’s oldest surviving gun maker. The company has manufactured an exceptionally diverse range of sporting shotguns and rifles during its long and colourful history. This is a best quality Victorian muzzle loading percussion Shotgun. It has a 38” round Damascus steel barrel and measures 54 ¼” overall. The smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age. The shotgun has its original walnut stock with steel butt plate. The underside of the stock is inlaid with a void German Silver escutcheon and it has a polished horn fore end cap. The metal work has engraved decoration to the side plate, breach tang, Dolphin hammer, steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial. The action plate is engraved by the maker ‘Cogswell & Harrison’. The top of the barrel is engraved ‘Cogswell & Harrison 223 & 234 Strand London’. The weapon cocks & dry fires perfectly as it should. The shotgun is fitted with post foresight & has its original wood ramrod with brass end cap and tip. Price for this quality antique shotgun includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14466
£1,675.00

Imperial German Army Spandau Model 1871/84 11mm Tube Magazine Bolt Action Rifle. Sn 14499:5 - 14499:5
The 11mm Mauser Model 1871/84 Rifle with tube magazine was adopted as the Infanterie-Gewehr 71/84. The rifle was designed and manufactured by Paul Mauser and Wilhelm Mauser of the Mauser company. It was issued to Infantry Regiments. This is a good original example of the Mauser M1871/84. Its woodwork has the knocks bumps and bruises consistent with battle use and is all original. The metalwork is very good. The barrel’s bore has staining consistent with age and use & crisp well defined rifling. The breech is marked 'Spandau' with Crown and Imperial proof/ inspection marks. The bolt action and firing mechanism work as they should. It has a block and blade fore sight, ladder rear sight, steel butt plate and sling swivels. It is serial number 8530 which is stamped on the breech and barrel. The price 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 14499:5
£645.00

BRITISH NITRO PROOF MARKED, Victorian 1886 Dated MK IV Enfield Martini Henry .577x .450 Long Lever Service Rifle With British WD & India Arsenal Marks & Additional Parker Hale Vernier Target Sight . Sn 14499:2 - 14499:2
This is an original MK IV. 1886 dated .577x .450 Martini Henry, long lever Service Rifle. It has its original woodwork throughout. The all original stock is impressed with India Arsenal stamps, roundel & MK IV designation (illustrated). It has a post fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels, cleaning rod & bayonet lug. It is also fitted with an additional Parker Hale Vernier target sight. The steel barrel is clean, the rifling sharp and well defined. The barrel has ordnance / proof marks and British Nitro proofs. The metal work has even patina. The action works correctly and is fully functional. The action is stamped on the right side Crown VR (Victoria Regina) Enfield, ‘Mark IV I’ model designation and dated '1886'. As an Antique, obsolete calibre weapon, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Price includes UK delivery. NB A FIREARMS CERTIFICATE IS REQUIRED TO OWN THIS RIFLE FOR SHOOTING. Sn 14499:2
£975.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 15/9) LARGE, 19th Century American Side By Side Muzzle Loading Percussion Double Rifle (24 Bore) / Shotgun (28 Bore) Combination. Sn 14455 - 14455
This is an American side by side double rifle / shotgun combination. It has Walnut furniture with figured cheek piece and brass fittings including trigger guard with ornate extended tang, deeply curved butt plate and stock fittings including a hinged patch box with brass lid. One side of the stock is mounted with a brass plate in the stylised form of an American Eagle. The weapon has double hammers & triggers. The barrels set side by side measure 33 ¾” length and have a central barrel rib. It has a brass blade fore sight and 'v' notch plate rear sight. Both barrels have just light staining consistent with age. One barrel has crisp rifling and is 14.50mm muzzle diameter approx. 24 bore. The other barrel is smoothbore and 14.10 mm muzzle diameter approx. 28 bore. The weapon measures 49 ½” overall. Both side plates are engraved with foliate decoration. It is complete with wood ram rod. One end of the ram rod is formed from a spent brass cartridge case, the other end has a brass tip. The cocking & firing actions of the weapon work perfectly as they should. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading percussion firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14455
£0.00

C1830’s English Simmons London Single Barrel 17 Bore Percussion Sporting Shotgun. Sn 14492 - 14492
William Simmons was a London based gunsmith recorded in 1836 as having premises at Chamber Street London (see page 203 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This is an excellent percussion sporting shotgun by Simmons. It has a 32 ¼” round steel barrel stepped to octagonal (47 ½” overall). The barrel’s smooth bore is clean. The muzzle opening is 16.61 mm diameter, approx. 17 Bore. It has a walnut stock with brass fittings. The wood work has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The fore stock has a horn end cap. The action plate is signed ‘Simmons’. The barrel has a small blade foresight and grooved action rear sight. The piece is complete with original wood ramrod with brass end cap and brass tip. It’s 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 collection or display. Sn 14492
£545.00

MINT BORE, C1870 Victorian Martini Action 577x450 Calibre Large Game Cape/ Sporting Rifle By George Armstrong Cradock With Henry Patent Rifling, 6 Leaf Graduated Sights & Patchbox . Sn 14490 - 14490
This is a very good Martini action Cape rifle for hunting large African game. The woodwork is all original and undamaged with chequered panels at the wrist and fore stock. The stock has a large hinged patch box with steel lid. The round steel barrel has a flat top rib and is 33” length. The barrel is faintly stamped ‘Henry patent A&T 371’. The barrel has a mint bore, clean with crisp well defined Henry Patent rifling. The rifle measures 49 ½” overall length. The barrel flat is crisply marked ‘George Armstrong Cradock No 836’ highlighted in Gold (Cradock made quality Cape rifles for the African market). It has a bead foresight, graduated 6 leaf rear sights and steel butt plate. The metal work has even patina. The weapon has its original wood cleaning rod with brass end cap. Its loading and firing actions work as they should. The price for this large game Cape rifle with mint bore 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 14490
£975.00

SOLD SOLD (16/10) QUALITY, 19th CENTURY, ENGLISH TOLL KEEPER’S Percussion Blunderbuss By Allport With Muzzle Rim Engraved ‘PAY THE TOLL No. 3’ & Ram Rod. Sn 14457 - 14457
There were several Gun Smiths named Allport working in both London & the provinces during the 19th Century. This an excellent Blunderbuss by Allport. This short Blunderbuss was obviously issued to a Road or Bridge toll keeper for self protection against highway men attempting to steel revenue and to ‘encourage’ reluctant travellers to pay their tolls. The short size would allow the toll keeper to conceal the weapon in their small toll booth / cabin or on their person, under an overcoat or duster. Our example is 28 ¾” overall length overall with a 13 ½” long steel cannon barrel stepped to octagonal towards the breech and with massive flared muzzle. The muzzle opening is 1 ½” diameter. Interestingly the rim of the barrel at the muzzle is contemporarily engraved with the demand ‘PAY THE TOLL’ and ‘No. 3’ either a weapon number or toll booth number. It has a heavy steel Dolphin hammer and foliate engraved action plate. The plate is signed by the maker ‘Allport’. It has a walnut full stock, steel trigger guard with acanthus bud finial, ram rod mount and butt plate. It has its original wood ramrod with brass end cap. The weapon cocks and dry fires with a strong action. The price for this quality Blunderbuss which is an interesting conversation piece 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 private collection or display. Sn 14457
£0.00

EXREMELY RARE, BRITISH ROYAL NAVY VOLUNTEERS, 1861 British Enfield Tower MK II** 2 Band .577 Obsolete Calibre Snider Rifle With Full Length Morris Aiming Tube For The 297/230 Obsolete Calibre Round. Sn 14397 - 14397
The British inventor Richard Morris patented his aiming tubes to allow the small, short range 297/230 Morris round to be used in large calibre rifles. The Morris round is UK obsolete calibre (see page 349 of Cartridges Of The World by Barnes). The rifles could then be used to cost effectively train troops on the range. The full length Morris tubes are extremely rare to find. This is an excellent example of the Enfield Snider 2 band rifle with the extremely rare full length Morris Aiming Tube. The side plate is stamped With Queens Crown ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina) and by the manufacturer ‘Tower’ (Enfield) and dated 1861. It has excellent all original wood work, nipple protector with chain, brass butt plate, fore end block and trigger guard with extended tang. It has its bayonet bar, sling swivels, original cleaning rod, ladder rear sight stamped and block with blade fore sight. The butt plate tang is stamped ‘V.L.L.R.N’ to a Royal Navy Volunteer Regiment. The barrel has a pristine, clean bore & crisp rifling. The Total length is 49” with a 29 ¾” barrel. The firing action works perfectly. The Morris tube with ribbed and knurled brass muzzle collar snugly screws into the bore. The bore of the tube is also pristine, clean with crisp well defined rifling. This is an antique obsolete calibre rifle and a must for any serious collector. No licence is required to own this rifle or the aiming tube in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14397
£2,500.00

Victorian British Cavalry Officer’s Private Purchase .650 Calibre Muzzle Loading Carbine By Greener Gunmaker To HRH Prince Albert With Captive Steel Ram Rod & Saddle Bar. Sn 14329 - 14329
The famous W.W. Greener English sporting shotgun and rifle manufacturer was established in 1829 and is still in business, with a fifth generation Greener serving on its board of directors. In the mid 1800’s Greener was producing firearms at the St Mary’s Works Birmingham and had Royal appointments with the British Monarchy. This is a Victorian British Officer’s private purchase percussion cavalry carbine Greener. It has a 24” steel barrel which is a clean .650 carbine smooth bore and measures 40 ½” overall. The side plate is marked ‘Greener’ and the top of the barrel ‘Greener maker To HRH Prince Albert’. It has its original walnut stock which is excellent condition as is its metal work with original blue finish. The right side of the stock has its original steel saddle bar and the shoulder stock is fitted with sling swivel. It has a brass butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang, ram rod mounts and fore end block. It has a heavy military hammer, blade fore sight, block with ‘v’ notch rear sight and original captive steel ram rod. The weapon cocks & dry fires with a strong action. Price for carbine by a famous maker 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 14329
£1,275.00

Large Victorian, Heavy Construction 20 Bore Large Game Percussion Sporting Gun For Ball. Sn 14311 - 14311
This is a large Victorian era percussion sporting gun for ball. It is 20 bore and has a 33" stepped round to octagonal brown barrel (49” overall). Its bore has just light staining to be expected with age and use. It has all original undamaged Walnut stock with chequered wrist & steel butt plate. The trigger guard has an extended tang with acanthus bud finial. The action and Dolphin hammer have engraved scrollwork decoration. The barrel has a small blade foresight and it has a ‘v’ notch block rear sight. The stock has a polished horn fore end block. The weapon has its original brass ram rod. There are no visible external manufacturer or proof marks on this weapon. The gun’s firing action works perfectly. The price for this large Victorian 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. Sn 14311
£745.00
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