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1777 & 1799 Dated British East India Company (EIC), Harrison/ Manton Marked Brown Bess .75” Bore Flintlock Musket & Original Socket Bayonet. Sn 15689 - 15689
This is an original EIC Brown Bess flintlock musket. It measures 54 ½” overall length with a 38 ½” round steel barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The hop of the barrel is marked ‘Harrison 1777’ most likely the maker and date together with black powder proofs and EIC company mark. The barrel has a block fore sight. It has its original lock plate which is crisply marked by the manufacturer with the EIC mark and 1799 date together with lettering which appears to be ‘Manton’, most likely the famous English gun maker Joseph Manton (6 June 1766 – 29 June 1835). It has its original walnut stock which has the knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. It has its original ramrod and brass furniture including butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang, fore end block and ram rod mounts. The brass has some Hindi marks. The cocking and firing mechanisms work as they should. The metal work has even patina throughout. The musket comes with an original Brown Bess pattern socket bayonet. The triangular blade is 16 ¼” in length and it measures 20” overall. There are small Hindi marks on the socket. The bayonet fits the Brown Bess. The price includes UK delivery. N.B 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 15689
£2,400.00

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 15668 - 15668
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 contemporary hand carved initials ‘WP’ and ‘JL’ carved into the wood. The 21" barrel’s bore is has just light staining consistent with age and use & the rifling is crisp. It measures 39 ½” overall. It is fitted with a swivel flip up rear sight and pinched blade fore sight together with steel saddle bar & ring. It is also fitted with rear sling swivel, and steel butt plate. The top of the action and frame are stamped with matching numbers 9549 . It also has faint manufacturer and patent detail ‘Burnsides Patent’. 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 15668
£1,695.00

Rare Royal Malta Fencible Artillery Victorian 1868 Dated British WD Enfield Snider MK II ** .577 Calibre Artillery Carbine Maltese Issue Marked ‘RMFA 2/25’ With Nipple Protector & Chain. Sn 15647 - 15647
This is an original British .577 Snider Patent MK II ** Artillery carbine TO A RARE UNIT.. 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 21 ½” round steel barrel with clean bore and crisp rifling (40” overall). The barrel has WD inspection / proof marks. The metal work has even patina throughout. It has a brass butt plate, brass fore end block & brass trigger guard. The butt plate tang is Regiment marked ‘RMFA 2/25’ ROYAL MALTA FENCIBLE ARTILLERY FORT 2 GUN NUMBER5 25. The original wood is undamaged with just light bumps and bruises to be expected. The wood has a crisp Enfield roundel. The action plate is marked ’Enfield’ together with ‘1868’ date, inspection mark & crisp Crown VR mark (Victoria Regina). The breech has proof/ WD inspection marks together with ‘II**’ designation. The breech cover has a steel breech cover with knurled edge, correctly without locking catch and has inspection marks. The action is strong and works as it should. It has a fixed foresight, adjustable rear ladder sight, bayonet block, cleaning rod, sling swivels and nipple protector with brass chain. The price 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 15647
£1,250.00

SOLD SOLD (14/11) Victorian 1872 Dated British WD BSA Co Snider MK III .577 Calibre 2 Band Rifle With Nipple protector & Chain . Sn 15645 - 15645
This is an original British .577 Snider Patent MK III 2 band rifle by BSA Co. 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 rifle has a 29 ½” round steel barrel with clean bore and crisp rifling. The barrel is marked ‘steel’ and has inspection / proof marks. The metal work has even patina throughout. It has a steel butt plate, fore end block & trigger guard. The butt plate tang is marked ’30 above 104’ together with WD inspection marks. The original wood is undamaged with just light bumps and bruises to be expected. The wood has a crisp WD roundel. The action plate is marked ’BSA Co’ together with ‘1872’ date & crisp Crown VR mark (Victoria Regina). The action has its original brass chain with nipple protector. The breech and barrel have proof/ WD inspection marks together with ‘III’ designation. The breech cover has a steel breech cover with locking catch and inspection marks. The action is strong and works as it should. It has sling swivels, bayonet bar, cleaning rod, fixed foresight and adjustable rear ladder sight. The price 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 15645
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (08/12) Rare, American Civil War Springfield Armoury U.S Army Model 1861 Rifled Musket Converted To Needham London Patent Side-Swing Breech Block Loading System In .58 Calibre. Sn 15649 - 15649
The Springfield Model 1861 was a Minié-type rifled musket shoulder-arm used by the United States Army and Marine Corps during the American Civil War. Commonly referred to as the "Springfield" (after its original place of production, Springfield, Massachusetts), it was the most widely used U.S. Army weapon during the Civil War, favored for its range, accuracy, and reliability. In 1867 Joseph & George H. Needham London invented a side-swing breechblock to accept .58 Calibre metallic cartridges. Many 1861 muskets were converted to the Needham system by the U.S. Army. The converted weapon is essentially a Model 1861 with patent breech and modified lock and hammer. This is an excellent, rare to find Springfield Needham conversion. This rifle has the correct side swing breech block loading system,, modified lock and hammer. It has its all original 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". The steel butt plate tang is stamped "US" (Army). It has a fixed fore sight and 2 leaf rear sight. The bore of the rifle’s 36” round steel barrel has well defined rifling and just staining consistent with age. The rifle measures 56” overall length. The rifle has its original steel ram rod and sling swivels. The weapon cocks and dry fires. 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 15649
£0.00

RARE, American 1866-1871 Providence Tool Company, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, Peabody’s 1862 Patent Sharps & Hankins Model 1862 Army .45- Peabody Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Breech Loading Cavalry Carbine With Saddle Ring. Sn 15650 - 15650
The Peabody action was an early form of breechloading firearm action, where the heavy breechblock tilted downwards across a bolt mounted in the rear of the breechblock, operated by a lever under the rifle. The Peabody action most often used an external hammer to fire the cartridge. The Peabody action was developed by Henry O. Peabody from Boston, Massachusetts, and was first patented on July 22, 1862. Peabody carbines and rifles were made by the Providence Tool Company, Providence, Rhode Island; c. 1866–1871. The total production was, 112,000. Our example is in excellent condition. The weapon is 39 ½” overall length. By operating the under lever, the breech plates falls to allow loading of a cartridge. The weapon has a 21” long, blued barrel. It is chambered for a .45 Peabody Rim Fire Cartridge. The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. The metal work has even patina. It has a pinched block foresight and adjustable rear sight. The left side of the frame is crisply stamped with manufacturer and patent detail (illustrated in image 2). The weapon is serial number ‘10405’. The all original wood work is undamaged with just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The butt plate is steel and it has a single sling swivel and saddle ring. The loading and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB 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. Sn 15650
£1,795.00

RARE, Victorian Pre 1897 British Swinburn’s Patent Martini Action No 2 Musket Ammunition (.500/.450 Obsolete Calibre) Sporting Rifle By W&C Scott & Son (Webley). Sn 15648 - 15648
The Swinburn rifle in outward appearance is very similar to a Martini Henry, however the action is of the Swinburn patent. In simple terms this has a falling block and cocking lever as in a Martini, but employs a V leaf spring and hammer to strike the firing pin and has an additional side lever which allows the hammer to be cocked without operating the under lever. This is a very good example of the scarce Swinburn Patent rifle in No 2 Musket Ammunition Calibre(.500/.450). The action has the correct additional side mounted Swinburn cocking lever and is stamped by the manufacturer ‘ W&C Scott & Son Makers London Swinburns Patent’ (In 1897 Webley amalgamated with W & C Scott and Sons to become The Webley & Scott Revolver and Arms Company Ltd of Birmingham). The action tang is numbered ‘35500’. The metal work is undamaged. The wood work is all original and has a chequered wrist and fore stock. The underside of the shoulder stock near to the steel butt plate has a small, contemporary, professional repair and the butt plate is holed for trap (trap lid absent). The underside of the wrist is holed for sling swivel lug. The fore stock has a polished horn end cap. The 26” barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling and the rifle measures 42 ¾” overall length. The underside of the barrel has a fixed ring for sling swivel. The barrel is marked ‘No2 Musket Ammunition’ and has proofs. The barrel has a block and blade fore sight and flip up ladder rear sight. The rifle’s cocking & firing actions work as they should. The price 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 15648
£1,200.00

1888 Dated WW1 Era Imperial German Army Spandau Model 1871/84 11mm Obsolete Calibre Tube Magazine Bolt Action Rifle. Sn 15662 - 15662
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 very good, original example of the Mauser M1871/84. Its woodwork has knocks, bumps and bruises consistent with age and service use and is all original. The metalwork is undamaged with original finish. The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp, well defined rifling. The breech is crisply marked 'Spandau' with Crown and Imperial proof/ inspection marks, model designation and 1888 date. The bolt action and firing mechanism work as they should. It has a block and blade fore sight, ladder rear sight, bayonet lug, steel butt plate and sling swivels. 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 15662
£975.00

WW1 Era, French Military, St Etienne Arsenal Fusil Gras M80 Model 1874 (M74/80) 11mm Calibre Rifle Converted from Chassepot Needle Fire. Sn 15628 - 15628
This is an early breech loading French military rifle. Originally a model 1866 Chassepot needle fire rifle used during the Franco-Prussian War it was decided to extend their service life by converting them to fire the 11 x 59.5 mm brass cartridge using the Gras bolt system. The rifle was designated the Gras M80 Model 1874 (Fusil Gras M80 Modèle 1874). The Gras continued to be issued to French troops throughout WW1. This is a Gras 74/80 rifle. The wood is all original with just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. It has heavy military furniture and the metal work has even patina throughout. It has a block foresight, ladder rear sight, bayonet block, steel butt plate and is fitted with sling swivels & original clearing rod. It measures 51 ½” overall with a 31 ½” barrel. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. The breech is marked by the St Etienne Arsenal manufacturer and 'M80 & M1874' model detail together with other numbers and inspection marks (illustrated). Its loading and firing actions work perfectly. 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 15628
£975.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 01/10) Victorian British 1857 Dated, Enfield Tower 1853 Pattern, 3 Band .577 Calibre Percussion Rifle With Buff Leather Sling & Socket Bayonet. Sn 15569 - 15569
This is an excellent, original British Enfield 1853 Pattern 2-band Percussion Rifle. The action plate is stamped With Queens Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and by the manufacturer ‘Tower’ (Enfield) together with 1857 date and inspection mark. It has all original walnut stock, brass butt plate, Brass fore end block and brass trigger guard with extended tang. Its barrel bands are blued steel. The rifle has its original ramrod, ladder rear sight & fixed fore sight. Its original sling swivels are fitted with a later buff leather sling. The barrel’s 38” barrel is stamped with proof marks. It’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. The metal work has its original finish. Total length is 55 ¼”. The cocking & firing actions work perfectly. The rifle comes with an original period socket bayonet with locking ring. The bayonet fits the rifle perfectly. The bayonet’s triangular blade is 17” length (20 ¼” overall). The blade has a small ‘17’ inspection mark. 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. Sn 15569
£0.00
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