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SUPERB, RARE, Edo Period Japanese Samurai 22 Bore Matchlock Musket With Cannon Barrel, Silver Inlay & Brass Fittings Including Inlaid Silver Dragon Decoration To The Barrel. Signatures To Wood & Metal . Sn 13991 - 13991
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. 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 was made during the Edo period (1603-1868) & has a massive 41 ¾” long blued octagonal barrel with cannon muzzle which is .595” at the muzzle opening (approx. 22 Bore). The smooth bore has staining consistent with age. It has a blade fore sight and block rear sight. It measures 54 ¼” overall length. It has a full wood stock with heavy brass barrel bands and ornate inlaid brass and silver inlay fittings including floral, smoke / flame & Animal forms together with a large ornate silver inlaid stylised Dragon applied to the barrel. The underside of the stock has a small solid silver floral, possibly Oak leaf emblem pinned to the wood. It has a brass ball trigger on the underside of the stock within a brass trigger guard. The action correctly moves the 'quick match' to the powder pan and the weapon is fitted with wood ram rod. There are no visible Japanese gunsmith or family signatures on the exterior of this piece but the underside of the barrel and inside of the wood has faint Japanese script signatures most likely to the Gunsmith and family who commissioned the piece. We are undertaking translation of the signatures and will provide the findings to the purchaser of this piece. The price for this highly desirable, rare matchlock 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 13991
£3,750.00

RARE, Large,1865-1868 American Civil War Era, Connecticut Arms & Manufacturing Co, Hammond's 1864 Patent, .41 Rim Fire Calibre 'Swing Breech' Bulldog Derringer Pistol. Sn 13998 - 13998
The Connecticut Arms & Manufacturing Co. was one of many firms formed during the American Civil War. Founded in 1863 by brothers Henry B. and Lewis Hammond, the company was located at Naubuc, a town located about ten miles southeast of Hartford. This is an excellent .41 Rim Fire calibre single shot 'swing breech' loading Hammond's 1864 patent Bulldog pistol. Introduced in 1865, approximately 7,400 of these single shot pistols were manufactured before production ceased in 1868. Loading was accomplished by depression of a steel button on top of the breech when the pistol is at half cock and pivoting the breech block to the left. One of the largest Derringers, It has a 4" octagonal barrel which is stamped ' Connecticutt Arms & Manf'g Co Naubuc Conn'. The rim of the swing out chamber is marked 'Patented Oct 25 1864' in small lettering. The barrel’s bore has staining consistent with age & crisp rifling. The pistol’s original chequered brown 'gutta percha' grips are excellent and undamaged. The pistols loading and firing actions work perfectly. Price for this rare Civil War era pistol includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique pistol, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13998
£975.00

Original, C1872 American Colt Model 1851 Navy Single Action 5 Shot .31 Calibre Pocket Revolver With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 13992 - 13992
The full size Colt Navy .31 calibre cap & ball revolver was a single-action percussion revolver produced by Colt's Manufacturing Company. It saw widespread use in the American Civil War and on the American western frontier. This is an original example of the pocket Colt M1851 Navy revolver in .36 Calibre. These Navy pocket pistols were produced in the early 1870’s. The pistol has a 6” octagonal steel barrel and measures 11 ½” overall. The blued metal work has even patina. The top of the barrel is crisply stamped with Colonel Colt’s New York USA address (illustrated). The left side of the brass trigger guard frame is stamped ‘Colt’s Patent’ & ‘.31 Cal’ . The cylinder has traces of the correct Colt ‘stage coach hold up’ scene and is numbered ‘60594’. The barrel block, grip frame and butt are numbered ‘290049’. It has undamaged Walnut grip. The barrel has a small post fore sight and the rear sight is a ‘v’ notch in the hammer. The pistol strips, cocks and dry fires as it should. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13992
£1,295.00

ALL MATCHING NUMBERS, Original, C1872 American Colt Model 1851 Navy Single Action 5 Shot .31 Calibre Pocket Revolver With Octagonal Barrel & Traces Of Original Silver Plating. Sn 13993 - 13993
The full size Colt Navy .36 calibre cap & ball revolver was a single-action percussion revolver produced by Colt's Manufacturing Company. It saw widespread use in the American Civil War and on the American western frontier. This is an original example of the pocket Colt M1851 Navy revolver in .31 Calibre. These Navy pocket pistols were produced in the early 1870’s. The pistol has a 6” octagonal steel barrel and measures 11 ½” overall. The metal work has even patina. The top of the barrel is crisply stamped with Colonel Colt’s New York US America address (illustrated). The left side of the frame is stamped ‘Colt’s Patent’. Its brass trigger guard frame has traces of its original silver plating. The cylinder has the correct Colt ‘stage coach hold up’ scene and is numbered ‘223278’. The barrel block, grip frame and butt have matching numbers. It has an undamaged Walnut grip. The barrel has a small post fore sight and the rear sight is a ‘v’ notch in the hammer. The pistol strips, cocks and dry fires as it should. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13993
£1,350.00

ORIGINAL, All MATCHING NUMBERS, 1868-1869 Colt Pocket Model of 1849 .31 Calibre, Cap And Ball, 6 Shot, Single Action, Revolver With Octagonal Barrel & Notches Carved Into Grip. Sn 13994 - 13994
The family of Colt Pocket Percussion Revolvers evolved from the iconic 1860 Army and 1851 Navy Revolvers and were produced between 1849 and 1872. This original U.S. Colt .31 Calibre Cap and Ball, 6 shot Pocket Model of 1849 Revolver is in excellent condition with even patina throughout and original blue finish. It has a brass trigger guard and grip frame. The pistol has the correct brass pin fore sight and notched hammer rear sight. It has undamaged American Walnut grip. The left side of the grip has a row of 7 contemporarily carved notches (It was common practice in the Western era for the owners of weapons to carve notches into woodwork of their firearms whenever they were fired in combat, used in a dual or hunting and successfully struck their target). The left side of its frame is stamped 'Colts Patent'. The top of the 4 " octagonal barrel is correctly marked ' Address Col Saml Colt New York US America'. It has matching serial numbers '300902 / 09022' stamped on its cylinder, frame, barrel, trigger guard and butt which dates its manufacture to between 1868 & 1869. The cylinder has the correct engraved ‘Stage Coach hold Up Scene’ and marked 'Colts Patent'. The weapon's single action firing mechanism and captive steel ‘lever’ ram rod work as they should. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique cap and ball revolver, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13994
£1,275.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, Original, American Civil War Era, 1851-1869 Cooper Firearms Manufacturing Co Frankford Philadelphia .36" Calibre, 5 Shot, Cap & Ball Double Action Percussion Revolver With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 13995 - 13995
The Cooper Firearms Manufacturing Co of Philadelphia, manufactured pistols From 1851 To 1869. When Colt's Patents for revolving firearms expired in 1857 Cooper Firearms Co began Manufacturing Colt Patent expired weapons. Many of their weapons were used during the American Civil War. This is an excellent, original 5” octagonal barrel version of their .36" Calibre, 5 shot percussion revolver with captive lever ram rod. The metal work has even patina throughout. Its cylinder is stamped with number '2665'. The pistol's brass grip frame is stamped with matching serial number. The top of the barrel is marked by the manufacturer ' Cooper Firearms Manufacturing Co, Frankford, Phila PA. PAT JAN 7, 1851-APRIL 25, 1854-SEPT 4, 1860-SEPT 1, 1862-SEPT 22, 1863'. It has an undamaged Walnut grip. The pistol's loading and firing actions work as they should in both single and double action. Price includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13995.
£1,275.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, Original, American Civil War Era, Manhattan Arms Manufacturing Co, 1864 Patent Navy Model .36 Calibre Cap & Ball, 6 Shot, Single Action Percussion Pocket Revolver With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 13996 - 13996
The Manhattan Arms Manufacturing Co. was founded in New Jersey U.S.A. When Colt's Patents for revolving firearms expired in 1857 Manhattan began Manufacturing Colt Patent expired weapons. Production continued until C1873. Many of their weapons were used during the American Civil War. This is an excellent, all original 4” octagonal barrel, Manhattan Navy Model .36" calibre, 5 shot percussion pocket revolver with captive lever ram rod. The barrel block, frame, brass grip frame & butt have matching numbers ‘1742’. The metal work has even patina throughout. The cylinder has faint decorative etched panels which contain depictions of ships under sail and battle scenes. The top of the barrel is marked 'Manhattan Fire Arms Co Newark NJ Patented March 8 1864'. It has an undamaged Walnut grip. The pistol's loading and firing actions work as they should. Price includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13996
£1,275.00

Original 1860's American Civil War Era Smith & Wesson Moore's Patent Firearms Company 'Seven Shooter' Single Action .32” Rim Fire Calibre Belt Revolver With Swing Out Cylinder & Brass frame With Traces Of Original Silver Plating. Sn 13997 - 13997
Moore’s Patent Firearms Company was founded by Daniel Moore, who in his own way was one of America’s most prolific inventors. Just prior to the Civil War Moore began producing a seven-shot .32 cal. revolver in Brooklyn, NY. Moore’s pistol, which he had patented in September, 1860, proved very popular with soldiers going off to war, especially the New York Regiments. Over 7,000 were produced. This gun is the very first revolver with swing-out cylinder ever produced. With the hammer in half cock position, pressing on the catch located to the right of the hammer on the recoil shield allows the barrel and cylinder to be swung out to the right for loading. Sturdy and very well made, this revolver was, in its days, ahead of its competitors. Moore’s design violated Rollin White’s bored-through cylinder patent used by Smith & Wesson and in 1862 he was sued. Moore had to turn over 3376 guns to his competitor and to add insult to injury had to stamp the barrel MANFD FOR SMITH & WESSON BY MOORE’S PAT. FIRE ARMS CO. This is an original .32 Cal. Rim Fire Moore's Patent 'Seven Shooter' made for Smith & Wesson. The revolver has a 5” octagonal barrel and brass frame beautifully tooled with scrollwork and retains some of its original silver plating . The top barrel flat is very faintly stamped ‘MANFD FOR SMITH & WESSON BY MOORE’S PAT. FIRE ARMS CO’. The barrel block is numbered ‘6085’. The underside of the barrel has the correct removable steel ejector rod. The pistol’s single action firing mechanism works as it should. The grip is Walnut. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13997
£975.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD MATCHING NUMBERS, Original 1886 Colt Model 1877 ‘Thunderer’ Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre .41 Long Colt Double Action 6 Shot Revolver. Sn 13999 - 13999
The Colt M1877 was a double action revolver manufactured by Colt's Patent Fire Arms from January 1877 to 1909. The Model 1877 was offered in three calibres, which lent them three unofficial names: the "Lightning", the "Thunderer" and the "Rainmaker". The principal difference between the models was the cartridge in which they were chambered: the "Lightning" being chambered in .38 Long Colt; the "Thunderer" in .41 Long Colt. Both models had a six-round ammunition capacity. An earlier model in .32 Colt known as the "Rainmaker" was offered in 1877. The 1877 "Thunderer" in .41 calibre was the preferred weapon of the wild west outlaw Billy the Kid and was his weapon of choice when he was killed by Pat Garrett in 1881. This original Model 1877 Colt “Thunderer” in the obsolete calibre .41 Long Colt has a 3 ½” barrel and measures 8 ½” overall. The metal work has even patina. It is side gate loading and has a removable cylinder secured by steel cylinder rod that doubles as an ejector rod. It has a blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The pistol is serial number 54702 which is stamped on the frame, barrel block and butt. The serial number dates the pistol’s manufacture to 1886. The top of the barrel is stamped Colts PTFA MFG Co Hartford CT USA’. The left side plate is stamped with 1871-75 Patent detail (all illustrated). Its original, correct, hard rubber gutta percha grips are excellent and undamaged with rearing Colt roundels. The pistol’s single and double action firing mechanisms work as they should. Price includes UK delivery. As an antique obsolete calibre revolver, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13999
£0.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD MATCHING NUMBERS, Original 1882 Colt Model 1877 ‘Thunderer’ Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre .41 Long Colt Double Action 6 Shot Revolver. Sn 14000 - 14000
The Colt M1877 was a double action revolver manufactured by Colt's Patent Fire Arms from January 1877 to 1909. The Model 1877 was offered in three calibres, which lent them three unofficial names: the "Lightning", the "Thunderer" and the "Rainmaker". The principal difference between the models was the cartridge in which they were chambered: the "Lightning" being chambered in .38 Long Colt; the "Thunderer" in .41 Long Colt. Both models had a six-round ammunition capacity. An earlier model in .32 Colt known as the "Rainmaker" was offered in 1877. The 1877 "Thunderer" in .41 calibre was the preferred weapon of the wild west outlaw Billy the Kid and was his weapon of choice when he was killed by Pat Garrett in 1881. This original Model 1877 Colt “Thunderer” in the obsolete calibre .41 Long Colt has a 4 ½” barrel and measures 9 ½” overall. The metal work retains traces of its original finish. It is side gate loading and has a removable cylinder and captive sprung ejector rod under the barrel. It has a blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The pistol is serial number 38752 which is stamped on the frame, barrel block and butt. The serial number dates the pistol’s manufacture to 1882. The top of the barrel is stamped Colts PTFA MFG Co Hartford CT USA’. The left side plate is stamped with 1871-75 Patent detail (all illustrated). Its original, correct, hard rubber gutta percha grips are excellent and undamaged with rearing Colt roundels. The pistol’s single and double action firing mechanisms work as they should. Price includes UK delivery. As an antique obsolete calibre revolver, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14000
£0.00

Solid Silver Souvenier Folding Pen Knife 1902-1903 Walker & Hall Sheffield Hallmarks Engraved ‘Souvenier Of Voyage By Elder Dempster’s (Shipping Line) RMS (Royal Mail Ship) Oron Emily’ (RMS Oron Was Captured By Germany During WW1). Sn 14008 - 14008
Elder Dempster & Company, Limited, was formed in 1852 as the African Steam Ship Company, Limited, with a contract to carry mails from London via Plymouth to Madeira, Teneriffe and the West Coast of Africa. Elder, Dempster & Company, Limited, was formed in 1910. One of Dempster’s line was the Royal Mail Ship Oron. Built in 1898 the ship was captured during WW1 in 1914 by Germany at Hamburg. In 1918 it was returned to Dempster's and later sold to Spain, renamed Paz de Epalza. This is a contemporary quality souvenier pen knife in remembrance of a voyage on the Oron. It has a solid sterling silver 2 ¾” single edged folding blade and measures 6" when open. It has sterling silver scales. Both scales are hallmarked. The hallmarks are for Sheffield 1902-03 and Walker & Hall manufacturer (the Sheffield based Cutler George Walker is recorded as operating as a 'knife forger' in 1845. In 1853 the firm was joined by Henry Hall of Worcester and became 'Walker & Hall' based at the Elecro Works in Howard Street, Sheffield. Walker & Hall are believed to have been the biggest employer in the cutlery trade prior to WW1. See page 284 of The Sheffield Knife Book by Tweedale). One scale is engraved ‘Souvenier of voyage by Elder Dempster’s RMS Oron Emily’. Price for this knife which is worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 14008
£375.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD VERY RARE, EARLY OLD SPEC, ALL MATCHING NUMBERS, WW2, 1941, Nazi German Haenel (fxo) MP40 9mm Sub Machine Gun With Matching Date 1941 Nazi Marked Magazine. D 1448 - D 1448
This is an excellent condition, original MP 40, 9mm, sub machine gun deactivated to old specification in 1989. This nicely marked example has excellent metal work throughout, with folding stock that fits snugly and functions perfectly as it should. This MP 40 has original undamaged bakelite grooved grips and a dark coloured grooved stock. It has a shrouded fore sight and 2 leaf rear sight. The breech housing is crisply stamped with the Nazi German war time manufacturer's code 'fxo' which is C.G. Haenel, Waffen- u. Fahrradfabrik, Suhl & is WW2 dated '41 (1941) together with model designation and serial number ‘1593m’ (all illustrated) & has matching numbers ‘1593m’ on the barrel and frame (illustrated inset in image 3). The frame has profuse Waffenamt. The original magazine has crisp Waffenamt and has matching date stamp ‘41’ (illustrated inset in image 2). This MP40 strips, cocks and dry fires perfectly with a strong spring action. The price for this rare Nazi MP40 with all matching numbers and matching WW2 dates includes UK delivery. D 1448
£0.00
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