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C1860 Tranter .30 Rim Fire Brass Framed 7 Shot Revolver With Octagonal Barrel & Removable Cylinder By Enoch Hartford. Sn 13852 - 13852
This is an excellent C1860 Tranter .30 Rim Fire Brass framed 7 Shot Revolver. It is 7 ¾” overall with a 3” steel octagonal barrel. The top of the barrel is faintly engraved with manufacturer’s name which appears to be ‘Enoch Hartford’ (illustrated in image 2). It has a removable steel cylinder for speed loading, sheathed trigger, blade fore sight, notched frame rear sight and finely chequered original undamaged walnut grips. The brass frame is ornately engraved with a foliate design. The cylinder and barrel have proof marks. The single action firing mechanism is fully functional. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13852

RARE, ORIGINAL, Early American Civil War 1862 Dated U.S. Navy Officer’s Model 1860 ‘Ames’ Cutlass With Brass Bowl Knuckle Serial Number ‘24M492’ & Scabbard. Sn 13338 - 13338
American Navy Officers both during and after the American Revolutionary War carried swords of English & French style. The Model 1860 cutlass was produced by the American Ames Company and has a distinct form. Their design was based on the French Model 1801 & 1833 cutlass except the American Model 1860 has Brass furniture as opposed to the French blackened iron furniture. The Model 1860 had a long service life and was only replaced in 1917 (see page 236 of World Swords by Withers). At the written request of the US Navy the Ames Company stamped a serial number on each and every cutlass. This serial number will always be found on the inside of the guard. This serial number consists of 2 digits and an M on the first line and 3 digits on the line below. The top number represents thousands and the bottom number represents hundreds. This is an excellent original American Civil War dated U.S.N marked example of the Model 1860 cutlass complete with original scabbard. It has the correct 26” long curved and fullered cutlass blade. The blade is stamped on one side to the United States Navy ‘U.S.N.’ together with early American Civil War date ‘1862’ and with armourer’s inspection mark ‘DR’. The reverse is correctly stamped ‘Made By Ames Mfg Co Chicopee Mass’ in small scripted text within a scroll box. It has the correct brass bowl knuckle guard with riveted seam edge and stepped brass pommel. The inside of the guard is stamped with serial number ‘24M’ above ‘492’ (denoting weapon production number 24,492). Its leather bound grooved wood grip is undamaged but the leather has surface wear consistent with age. The cutlass is complete with its original brown leather scabbard which has brass rivets near to the throat and long brass chape. The leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact but the surface has areas of surface wear to be expected. The price for this rare American Civil war collector’s piece includes UK delivery. Sn 13338

DEACTIVATED INERT. Very Rare WW1 German 12.5kg P u W Zeppelin And Aircraft Bomb. Sn13794 - 13794
DEACTIVATED INERT. This is a very rare WW1 German 12.5kg Zeppelin and aircraft bomb developed in 1916 to produce an accurate bomb by the P.u.W. (Prufanstalt und Werft der Fliergertruppe) Test Establishment and Workshop of the Aviation Troops. This streamlined bomb had a superior aerodynamic performance and could be considered as the prototype of the modern aircraft bomb. The tail fins were mounted at an angle to help spin-stabilise the bomb as it fell and also to activate the centrifugal nose fuse. The steel body of the bomb is 90 mm in diameter and is 690mm long including the tail fin and the nose fuse. The steel body has the following stamps on the body 20 D 17 (1917 date?) Letter L within a circle 162 near to the base fins. The brass nose fuse is stamped 200 and the letters Sp and F . The tailfin assembly which unscrews from the bomb nose is a steel threaded collar with a riveted pressed steel fin assembly held on by 9 large rivets into the collar. The brass nose fuse is stamped Sp and F . The price includes UK delivery and no licence is required to possess these inert rounds in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13794

C1830 English William Green Of Canterbury 20 Bore Percussion Duelling/ Target Pistol With Gold Inlaid Decoration & Octagonal Barrel. Sn 13733 - 13733
William Green was an English gunsmith with premises at Lady Wooton’s Green, Canterbury Kent between 1795 & 1804. He is then recorded as working from Cattle Market Canterbury between 1815 & 1832 then Upper Bridge Street Canterbury between 1838 & 1866 (see page 231 of Brown’s book ‘British Gunmakers Vol2’). This is a quality made percussion target or duelling pistol made C1830 by Green. It measures 14” overall and has an 8 ¼” octagonal colour case hardened barrel with blade fore sight. The barrel is .610” muzzle diameter (approx. 20 Bore). Its smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age and use. The top of the barrel is engraved Green Canterbury’ inlaid with gold. It has a blued stepped side plate, Dolphin hammer, trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial all with foliate engraved decoration and inlaid / highlighted in gold. It has a dark walnut full stock with chequered panels grip. The top of the stock’s wrist is inlaid with a void German silver escutcheon. The pistol has a wooden ramrod with brass end cap. Its cocking and firing actions work as they should. The price for this quality pistol includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13733

INERT DEACTIVATED. Inert German Pre War (1937 Dated) Service Pack In Stripper Clips Of 7.92x57 Ball Ammunition. O 1208 - O 1208
INERT DEACTIVATED. This is an inert Pre-war 1937 dated original service pack (15 rounds in stripper clips) of German WW2 7.92x57 Ball ammunition. This box contains 15 rounds of brass cased German "Patronen s.S." stands for Patronen Schweres Spitzgeschoss or a cartridge with a heavy pointed bullet ,198gr , FMJ and are headstamped P94 (Kabel- u. Metallwerke Neumeyer A.-G., Nürnberg, Germany), Germany) S* 6 37 (1937 date). The bullets have a copper jacket. The stripper clips are of brass. The primer has a green annulus. The price includes UK delivery and no licence is required to these inert rounds in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. O 1208

C1870 Continental 7mm Pinfire 6 Shot Revolver With Silver Etched Frame & Cylinder, Folding Trigger, Antique Ivory Grips & Period Chamois Holster. Sn 13727 - 13727
This is an excellent 7mm calibre, 6 shot, pin fire pocket revolver. It has a 3 ¼” barrel (7 ¾” overall). It has lovely antique Ivory grips which are undamaged. The frame, grip strap, cylinder and part of the barrel are decorated with an attractive foliate and geometric design highlighted in silver. It has its original ejector rod and side gate. It is side gate loading, has a blade fore sight and fixed rear sight. It has a folding trigger and is fully functioning with all springs working and nice tight action. The frame has a small ‘AB’ within oval mark (unknown). The pistol is accompanied by its period Chamois leather holster with button fastening flap cover and belt loop to the rear. The holster is intact but does have wear consistent with age. The price for this pistol worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As an antique, pin fire weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13727

Victorian Rosewood Tipstaff With Hand painted Crown & Royal Cypher. Sn 13806 - 13806
The earliest record of the Tipstaff (Warrant Stick) was in the 14th century. The name derives from the early origins of Policing when Warranted Officers would apprehend a criminal with the help if necessary of a tipped staff. The staff would be made of wood or metal and were not only a means of self defence but the tips of the staffs would bear symbols of their authority. Modern Police Truncheons originated from these Tipstaffs. This is an excellent original Victorian era Tipstaff. It measures 7 ¾” overall length. The staff is made of Rosewood and has turned ring decoration, The top section has its contemporarily hand painted colourful decoration featuring the Queens Crown and stylised ‘VR’ Royal cypher and monogram which covers its circumference. The price for this excellent piece of Policing history includes UK delivery. Sn 13806

QUALITY, RARE, Victorian Era Japanese Samurai Niju Makibari (Twice Bound) 28 Bore Matchlock Musket With Cannon Barrel & Brass Fittings. Wood & Barrel Signed By The Gunsmith Katsumasa & Oshima Yoshioka (Stockmaker), 3 Oak Leaves Family Mon & Translation. - 13641
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 quality made Victorian era Matchlock. These pieces were made through to the late 19th century under Tokugawa Licence as special orders for Samurai families who needed to maintain their status in parades that took place during annual festivals. This Japanese matchlock has a fully functioning brass action and ornate fittings. It has a massive 40 ½” long barrel with cannon muzzle which is .555” at the muzzle opening (approx. 28 Bore) which is clean smooth bore and blade fore sight. It measures 63” overall length. It has a beautiful, full wood stock and wood ram rod with horn end cap. It has a post fore sight & block with notch rear sight. It has heavy brass barrel bands and ornate inlaid brass and silvered fittings including Floral, Bird & Animal forms. The top of the barrel has the 3 Oak Leaves cluster family Mon indicating that this piece was made for a family member of one of the Japanese families associated with that mon (the Kasai, Horimoto, Kuboto, Makino, Kasawa, Nagaoka, Tanabe, Fujii, Matsuda, Nishikigori, Ogihara families used this form of mon). A brass ball trigger on the underside of the stock correctly moves the 'quick match' to the powder pan. The lock is fitted with a cord to represent the ‘quick match’ and to demonstrate the action. The wood and metal are superb. The weapon is ingeniously held together by immensely strong bamboo pins and the barrel is Niju Makibari (Twice Bound- a term used to indicate that the barrel is made of 2 spiral rods forged around a central mandral much stronger than single wrapped barrels). The wood and barrel are signed by the Japanese Smiths who made this quality piece ‘Ni Ju Maki Bari’, ‘Goshu Kunitomo’ (Omi Province on the main Island of Honshu. Kunitomo family licenced to operate by the Tokugawa Shogunate) and Daiyosuke/ Tayosuke alternative personal name of Gunsmith) and’ Oshima Yoshioka San’ (The name of Stockmaker). Kunito Katsumasa is believed to have worked in the 18th century and normally uses the Kani ‘masa’ instead of the Kani on our piece. The reversal and mis-spelling of the first part of his name ‘Daiyosuke’ instead of the correct ‘Sukedayu’ in the signature indicates that this was made in his tradition by a later probably mid 19th Century Smith most likely a descendant. A translation of the Japanese signatures accompanies this piece. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique matchlock musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13641
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