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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

1906 Winchester Model 1894 .32-40 Obsolete Calibre Lever Action Rifle With Tube Magazine . Sn 13317 - 13317
This is an excellent increasingly hard to find Winchester Model 1894 lever action Rifle in obsolete calibre .32-40. It has excellent undamaged woodwork, original finish on the metalwork and strips, cocks and dry fires as it should. It's 25 ¼” barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling and is nicely stamped on top of the barrel with '32-40' (calibre) and the stock strap 'Model 94' (1894) with Winchester name & Trade mark detail (illustrated). It has a tube magazine and is side gate loading. The underside of the frame is stamped with number '367562' which dates it to 1906. It has a steel butt plate, blade foresight & adjustable rear sight. Price for this excellent lever action Winchester 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 13317
£2,200.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD (06/10) 1882 Dated, 1853 Pattern, British Enfield Tower .577 Calibre Percussion Rifled Carbine Marked ‘13’ To The 13th Regiment Of Foot The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's). Sn 14310 - 14310
The 13th Regiment of Foot, The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) was a Light Infantry Regiment of the British Army, which served under various titles from 1685 to 1959. This pattern of rifledcarbine were used by the British Military & the Colonies. This is a very good, original example of the British 1853 Pattern 2-band percussion carbine. The side plate is stamped With Queens Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and by the manufacturer 'Tower' (Enfield). It is also dated '1882' which is stamped over an earlier unreadable date. It has all original walnut stock, brass butt plate which is stamped ‘13’ to the 13th Regiment of Foot, The Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's), brass fore end block and brass trigger guard with extended tang. The weapon also has its original steel ramrod, forward sling swivel, block and blade fore sight, and flip up ladder rear sight. The barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling and is stamped with inspection marks. Total length is 40 ½” with a 24” barrel. The cocking & firing action works perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB 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. Sn 14310
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (30/11) RARE, American Civil War Era Burnside’s 1856 Patent .54 Calibre Single Shot Lever Action Cavalry Carbine With Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 14312 - 14312
The Burnside Carbine 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 was handled by the Burnside Rifle Company and the Bristol Firearms Company of Providence, Rhode Island. These carbines were used by troops of both the Union & the Confederacy during the American Civil War. This is an original example of the Burnside 1856 Patent carbine in very good condition. The metal work has even patina and its original wood stock has the knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected. The 21” steel barrel’s bore is clean and the rifling is crisp. The top of the barrel is stamped ‘Cast steel’ and with partially readable date ‘186?’. It is fitted with a flip up rear sight and blade shaped, block fore sight. It also has a single sling swivel, steel saddle bar & ring and steel butt plate. The top of the action is stamped with number ‘5535’. It also has manufacturer and patent detail ‘Burnsides Patent March 5th 1856’. The right side of the action tang is 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 14312
£1,675.00

VERY RARE, MINT RIFLED BORE, BATTLE OF WATERLOO, British Pattern 1800 Baker Flintlock Rifle By Ketland Birmingham To The 44th (East Essex) Regiment Of Foot, Baker Sword Bayonet By Osborn Birmingham With Scabbard & Original Horn Powder Flask. Sn 14257 - 14257
The Baker rifle (officially known as the Pattern 1800 Infantry Rifle) was a flintlock rifle used by the Rifle Regiments of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars. It was the first standard-issue, British-made rifle accepted by the British armed forces. The Baker Rifle was first produced in 1800 by Ezekiel Baker, a master gunsmith from Whitechapel. The famous 95th Rifles, Light Infantry Regiments adopted these accurate rifles (the hit Napoleonic War, Book & TV series Sharpe's Rifles featured this pattern of rifle). The British Army was still issuing the Infantry Rifle in the 1830s. This is a superb, very rare, original, Baker rifle. It has all original wood work and metal work all in excellent condition with correct bayonet bar, flip up 2 leaf rear sight, brass blade fore sight, original correct 30” long steel ram rod with small ‘BH’ inspection mark and sling swivels. The rifle measures 45 ¾” overall with a 30” round steel barrel which has a near mint, clean rifled bore with crisp well defined rifling. The barrel has crisp proof marks. The lock is stamped with Georgian Kings Crown and Royal Cypher ‘GR’ (George Rex) together with manufacturer’s name ‘W. Ketland’ (William Ketland Gunmaker Steelhouse Lane & Whitall Street Birmingham 1802-1807, see Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol. 2). The hammer is fitted with flint. It has a brass butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang and fore end barrel block. The stock has a figured cheek piece and has a void oval brass disc inlaid on top of the wrist. The rifle cocks and dry fires perfectly. The butt plate tang is stamped ‘44’ to the British 44th (East Essex) Regiment of Foot, an Infantry Regiment in the British Army, raised in 1741. The Regiment served in the American War of Independence and the Napoleonic Wars and fought at the battle of Waterloo 1815. The 44th became the Essex Regiment in 1881. The rifle is accompanied by its original very rare, Baker rifle sword bayonet with broad 22 ½” long steel blade and grooved brass handle with knuckle guard. The ricasso under the langet is marked with what appears to be a partial letter ‘O’, most likely Osborne (unable to clearly photograph but visible in the Osborn signature image inset in image 2). The back of the blade is crisply signed by the manufacturer ‘Osborn’ (the Birmingham cutler Henry Osborn was in business from around 1785 and was to go on to be one of the most prominent cutlers of his time with a reputation for innovation and new ideas. Osborn produced some of the first prototypes of the iconic 1796 Pattern Light Cavalry Sabre). The handle incorporates the correct bayonet release button. The handle is stamped ‘III’ which is most likely a weapon number. The bayonet comes with its original black leather scabbard with brass locket and chape. These bayonets are rarely found with their scabbards. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. Also accompanying this rifle is its original large polished horn powder flask. The curved horn flask is 11” in length and 2 ½” wide at the base. The horn is in superb condition and has a brass base cap and sprung screw off nozzle. Its brass throat mount is fitted with sling swivel as is its brass base cap. The flask is fitted with a later cord sling. There are no visible date or manufacturer marks on the horn powder flask. The price for this very rare sought after Napoleonic Wars era collection including a rifle to a Regiment that fought at Waterloo & which is a must for any serious collector includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14257
£12,500.00

SOLD SOLD (13/10) Victorian 1855 Dated British Army In India 1853 Pattern .577 Calibre 2 Band Percussion Artillery Carbine With Enfield Tower Action Plate, Crisp 5 Groove Rifling. Sn 14222 - 14222
This pattern of Artillery Carbine were used by the British Military between 1853 into the 1870's. This example was sent to the British Army in India during the Victorian era and probably re-stocked there. The action plate is stamped With Queens Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and by the manufacturer 'Tower' (Enfield). It is also dated '1855'. It has an excellent all original walnut stock, brass butt plate, brass fore end block, bayonet bar, sling swivels and brass trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle has its original steel ramrod, block and blade fore sight and flip up rear sight. The barrel is clean and has crisp 5 groove rifling. Total length is 40 ½” with a 24” barrel. The 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. Sn 14222
£0.00
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