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C1850 Victorian, English, Webster Melton Mombray (Leicestershire), 16 Bore, Double Barrel Muzzle Loading Percussion Shotgun With Ram Rod. Sn 14406 / A 582 - 14406 / A 582
This is a Victorian double barrel shotgun. It has Walnut furniture with finely chequered wrist. The shotgun with double 28” steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. It measures 44 ½” overall. The barrels muzzle diameters atre 16.77mm (approx. 16 Bore. The bores have light staining consistent with age. The action tang and trigger guard with extended tang & acanthus bud finial have foliate engraved decoration. Both side plates are engraved with game birds in the field scenes and signed by the maker or retailer ‘Webster’. The central barrel rib is engraved ‘Webster Melton Mombray’. It is complete with brass capped wood ram rod. The cocking & firing actions of the weapon work perfectly as they should. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading percussion shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14406 / A 582
£475.00

MASSIVE, English Victorian Coachman's W&S Butcher Sheffield Multi Bladed Folding Knife With Coach Key & Stag Antler Scales . (ED 2211 Daggers & Swords) - ED 2211
The Butcher Brothers William & Samuel were one of the most enterprising of partnerships in Sheffield during the early 19th Century. Primarily tool makers they gained a very high reputation for making quality knives. In 1819 they are recorded as having premises at Eyre Lane, Sheffield. Between 1830 and 1850 the business expanded to Furnival street and into a large tenement type factory known as the ‘Butcher’s Wheel’ (see page 167 of The Sheffield Knife Book by Tweedale). This is a massive Victorian era Coachman’s Multi Bladed Clasp Knife by Butcher Sheffield. The knife has 9 fold out tools and blades including the Hackney Cab Coach door key ( illustrated). The saw blade with screwdriver tip is marked with partially visible manufacturer’s name ‘Butcher Sheffield’. The knife has undamaged Stag antler scales. The frame of the knife has an integral screwdriver tip and slotted into the scales are their original accessories which consist of a steel spike and tweezers. The blades & accessories have staining to be expected with age. With large 4 ½” blade unfolded the knife measures 10” overall length. All blades and tools fold neatly into its steel frame. The frame is fitted with lanyard ring. The price for this impressive Victorian Coachman’s knife includes UK delivery. ED 2211
£1,200.00

Large, English Victorian Horseman's / Coachman's Wheatley Bros Sheffield Wheatsheaf Trademark Multi Bladed Folding Knife With Stag Antler Scales. (ED 2212 Daggers & Swords) - ED 2212
The Sheffield cutlers Wheatley Bros were a successful late Victorian company, established in 1878 at the Eclipse works, New George Street, Sheffield by Thomas & Sam Wheatley. The company’s trademark was a wheatsheaf (see page 290 of the Sheffield Knife Book by Tweedale). This is a large Victorian era Horseman's / Coachman’s Multi Bladed Clasp Knife by Wheatley Bros Sheffield. The knife has 7 fold out tools and blades. One blade has the crisp Wheatley bros Wheatsheaf trademark and 2 blades have faint partially readable Wheatley Bros name. The knife has undamaged Stag antler scales. The knife has German silver mounts including a void shield to one of the scales. Slotted into the scales are their original accessories which consist of a steel spike and tweezers. The blades & accessories have staining to be expected with age. With large 4” blade unfolded the knife measures 9” overall length. All blades and tools fold neatly into its steel frame. The frame is fitted with lanyard ring. The price for this impressive Victorian knife includes UK delivery. ED 2212
£695.00

Early 20th Century, Simbra Industries Argentina Gaucho Cowboy’s Dagger & Alpaca Argentina Scabbard. (Sn 14446 Daggers & Swords) - 14446
Stunning antique facon gaucho knife, small measures collectible piece. Alpacca handle and seath with chiselled with gold filled flowers and small leaves. Seath sealed/markings: ALPACA ARGENTINA. Carbon steel blade with markings/sealed: SIMBRA INDUSTRIA ARGENTINA. Knife. These hunting daggers were used by Argentinian ‘gaucho’ cattle herders / cowboys. The 6 ½” single edged blade has staining consistent with age and it measures 11 ¼” overall length. The back edge of the blade has scalloped decoration. One side of the blade is crisply marked with the manufacturer’s name ‘Simbra’(Simbra Industria Argentina). The plated white metal handle has intricate writhen decoration and a void shield to one side. The dagger is complete with its original plated white metal scabbard with ornate belt bar. The scabbard has foliate, writhen decoration and ornate chape . The mouth of the scabbard is crisply marked ‘Industria Alpaca Argentina’. The price for this attractive Gaucho dagger includes UK delivery. Sn 14446
£295.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 23/9) WW2 British Army Ghurkha’s Kukri With 1941 Dated Scabbard By A.A. With Embossed Ghurkha’s Badge Pommel & Frog. (Sn 14521 Daggers & Swords) - 14521
This is an original WW2 Ghurkha’s Kukri. The sturdy military grade weapon is 16 ¾” overall. The wood handle which has a black painted pommel cap with embossed crossed Kukris Ghurkha badge and stylised monogram. The curved 13” blade is razor sharp and has the distinctive Kukri ‘notch’. The blade is undamaged and has just light staining consistent with age. The scabbard made of wood is covered in brown leather. It has a pointed brass chape and 2 small pockets for the skinners at the throat (skinners absent). One side of the scabbard is impressed with ‘1941’ date and by the manufacturer ‘A.A’. The scabbard is fitted with its original leather laced frog with 2 belt loops and buckles. All leather and stitching are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14521
£0.00

VERY RARE, Transitional C1860’s Victorian English Beatley of Basingstoke Improved Patent .400 Calibre Swivel Breech Loading, Percussion, Internal Firing Pin, Black Powder Rifle. Sn 14573 - 14573
The Hampshire Museums and Archives Service in Winchester has a collection of billheads for the English Gunmaking Beatley family, For example, a bill dated 13 September 1834, was printed with the description: London Street, Basingstoke J. H. Beatley, Gun-Maker Bell Hanger, Brass Worker, etc. and Sole Manufacturer of Brownjohn’s Patent Cap Charger. Percussion and other Fowling Pieces, with London proved Barrels, finished throughout on the most esteemed Principles. Percussion Caps, adapted for the above Chargers of superior Quality. Fishing Apparatus of all Kinds, of the best Manufacture. Articles of Brass Work cleaned and lacquered. Agent for the Portable Oil Gas – fittings neatly and expeditiously executed. Thirty years later, in 1864, Charles Beatley delivered a bill that advertised: London St, Basingstoke Charles Beatley Gun Maker & Fishing Tackle Manufacturer, Tin Man, Whitesmith, Working Cutler & Repairer of Steel Trusses, Archery of Every Description, etc. Percussion & other Fowling Pieces, with London proved Barrels, finished throughout on the most esteemed Principles. Percussion Caps, adapted for the above Chargers of superior Quality. Gun Powder, Shot, etc. Fishing Apparatus of all kinds, of the best Manufacture. Articles of Brass Work cleaned & lacquered. Gas fittings neatly & expeditiously executed. Fitter up of invisible fences in parks, pleasure grounds, gardens etc. and wire working of every description, in brass or iron. Copper and tin ware, in every variety. This is a very rare, transitional improved patent rifle by Beatley of Basingstoke. Little is known about this innovative breech loading internal firing pin black powder rifle. The rifle has a 29 ¾” octagonal barrel and is 47” overall length. It has a clean bore with crisp rifling. It has a block with post fore sight and block with ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. The top of the barrel is engraved ‘Beatley Basingstoke’. The underside of the barrel has black powder proofs. Its original Walnut stock with chequered panel wrist has a steel butt plate with foliate engraved extended tang. The action and trigger guard have quality foliate engraved decoration and the top of the swivelling breech block is engraved ‘improved patent rifle’. The breech is opened for loading by depression of a flat button on a lever on the underside of the action, this allows the breech to be swivelled open by sideways operation of the lever. A percussion cap is then placed on a nipple on one side of the breech chamber and powder bullet / ball and wadding loaded into the other side. The chamber is then closed using the lever. The weapon is cocked by pulling back its cocking lever which has the appearance of a traditional hammer. This lever cocks the internal hammer and is ready for firing. Its loading and firing actions work perfectly. The previous owner of this piece has compiled several internet sourced A4 size paper printouts covering topics such as ‘Gunmakers Of Basingstoke’, ‘London Gazette’ and ‘Census Returns ‘. The information, which accompanies this piece, although providing some information about the Beatley family and their connections to other Basingstoke Gunmakers does not shed any light on the Patent or origins of this rifle. The price for this very rare transitional rifle worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB as an antique black powder rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14573
£1,895.00

SOLD SOLD (21/9) DEACTIVATED INERT. German Made WW2 1942 Dated High Explosive Tracer (HET) 4.7cmPak (t) Round For Captured Czech 4,7 cm KPÚV vz. 38 Anti-tank Gun. Sn 14333:14 - 14333:14
DEACTIVATED INERT. This is a German made (1942 dated) high explosive tracer round for the Czech 4,7 cm KPÚV vz. 38 anti-tank gun. These guns were captured by the German army during the early part of WW2 and re issued with German made ammunition for issue to the army. This round has a brassed steel case and is headstamped va (Kabel- u. Metallwerke Neumeyer AG, Nuernberg) 42 (1942 date) 522St (gun designation with a steel cartridge case) 4,7cmPak(t)St . It is also stenciled in white Sprgr. Lspur (high explosive, tracer). The cartridge case is also stenciled on its side 4,7 cm 4,7cm Pak K 36 (t) 253 g Ngl. Str. P.-M 36 – (0.6 – 6/310) . Sem1941/1 dlnc . The steel high explosive projectile has a copper driving band and is fitted with a brass nose fuse with its original brass tear off safety and is stamped dbnc 16 4-42 (April 1942 date) Waa 378 A B Z . The steel screw in nosefuse is stamped dbnc 2 42 (February 1942 date) M.4dv bxb Waa728 . No licence is required to possess this inert round in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14333:14
£0.00

BEST QUALITY, C1860 Victorian English John Wiggan London Double Damascus Barrelled 10 Bore Percussion ‘Howdah’ Pistol. Sn 14574 - 14574
John Wiggan also recorded as John Wiggin was a London based gunsmith with premises at Osborne Court in 1814 and other premises including Little Prescott Street, Church Lane, Chamber Street, Chamber Court & Catherine Street, St Georges through to 1841. The Howdah pistol was a large-calibre handgun, often with two or four barrels, used in India and Africa from the beginning of the nineteenth century and into the early twentieth century, during the period of British Colonial rule. It was typically intended for defence against Tigers, Lions, and other dangerous animals that might be encountered in remote areas. The term "howdah pistol" comes from the howdah, a large platform mounted on the back of an Elephant. Hunters, especially during the period of the British Raj in India, used Howdahs as a platform for hunting wild animals and needed large-calibre side-arms for protection from animal attacks at close quarters. The earliest Howdah pistols were flintlock designs, and it was not until about 60 years later percussion models in single or double barrel configuration were seen. Even though Howdah pistols were designed for emergency defence from dangerous animals in Africa and India, British Officers adopted them for personal protection in other far-flung outposts of the British Empire. This is a best quality, original, percussion double barrel Howdah pistol by John Wiggan. Its side by side finely figured Damascus barrels are 5 ½” in length and are 19.55mm muzzle diameter which is approx. 10 Bore. It measures 12 ¾” overall length. The smooth bores are clean. It has a broad top rib and small brass bead fore sight. It is complete with its original wood ram rod with brass end cap which sits inside the weapons’ lovely walnut full wood stock which has chequered panels at the grip and flat butt. It has double triggers and heavy Dolphin hammers. Both sides of the action have silver roundels inserted. Its side plates and action tang are crisply engraved with foliate design and signed ‘John Wiggan’. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly. Price for this impressive large calibre percussion pistol includes UK delivery. NB as an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14574
£2,850.00

DEACTIVATED INERT Unfired Original WW2, 1940 Dated British 2 Inch Practice (High Explosive) Mortar. O 1264 - O 1264
DEACTIVATED INERT British original WW2, 1940 dated unfired 2 Inch Practice (high explosive) mortar complete with its No151 mk I dummy (original fuse with no innards) nose fuse. The fuse is stamped No- 151 I B.CO / 40. The alloy fuse protector is stamped REMOVE BEFORE FIRING. The pressed steel fins are stamped NO4 LOT351 . The primer protector screw on cap has ORB 42 cast into it. The lacquered steel body has a nice brown patina on it and is stamped on its side 2” MOR I RC 12 – 40 . The steel fins retain their original brown lacquer. The body is stamped 2” MOR 1 MW 1940. The price includes UK delivery and no licence is required to possess this inert item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or displays. O 1264
£225.00

MINT, BEST QUALITY, HAND MADE, MINIATURE, Cased, English John (Fred) Maycock Stockport Cheshire Percussion Pocket Pistol With Brass Frame, Silver Grip, Fluted Screw Off Barrel & Accessories. Sn 14575 - 14575
This is an excellent pocket pistol by John (Fred) Maycock who made quality flint and percussion arms. As well as full size arms he also produced hand made, best quality pieces in his small Stockport workshop. This hand made cased miniature pocket pistol is a superb example of his craftsmanship. The pistol’s brass action and silver grip are hand tooled with foliate designs and banners and arms. The action is signed on one side ‘J.Maycock’ and the other side ‘Stockport’. It has a blued dolphin hammer and blued 1” screw off fluted barrel which has a 5mm muzzle diameter. The barrel’s smooth bore is clean. The diminutive pistol is 3 ½” overall length with barrel attached. Its cocking & firing actions work perfectly. The pistol is contained in its original fitted wood case with hinged lid and press button catch. The inside of the lid has its John Maycock trade label. The case is lined with rich red felt and has compartments which contain accessories including a single lead ball with ivorine cup which holds the ball securely in the case, a small ivorine powder flask with removable screw off butt and ivorine cap and steel ball mould with brass ferrules and ivorine handles. The price for this rare opportunity to own a cased miniature Maycock pistol with accessories includes UK delivery. NB As an antique black powder percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14575
£1,795.00

SOLD SOLD (25/9) RARE, WW1 Era, 1883 Dated French Military, Tulle Arsenal Fusil Gras M80 Model 1874 (74/80) 11x59mm Calibre Carbine With 1876 Dated Chatellrault Arsenal Bayonet & Scabbard. Sn 14583 - 14583
In 1874 France adopted a single shot rifle, this single shot rifle was based on the French 1866 Chassepot Needle Rifle. These weapons designated Gras M80 Model 1874 (Fusil Gras M80 Modèle 1874) and the rare carbine variant were the main long arm issue for the French Military and were used for front line service until 1886, when a new rifle, the 1886 Lebel was designed. The Gras continued to be issued to French troops throughout WW1. This is a rare Gras 74/80 Carbine complete with correct bayonet and scabbard. The wood is all original with no damage and just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. It has heavy brass military furniture and the metal work has even patina throughout. It has a block foresight, ladder rear sight and is fitted with sling swivels & original clearing rod. It measures 38 ½” overall with a 20" barrel. The rifled bore has staining consistent with age and use. The breech is marked by the Tulle Arsenal manufacturer, 'M80 & M1874' model detail and dated ‘1883’ together with Tulle inspection marks (all illustrated). It has the correct turn down bolt and its loading and firing actions work perfectly. The weapon is complete with correct bayonet which has a clean 20 ½” 'T' back blade. The back of the blade is manufacturer & date marked in French 'Mme d'armes de Chat (Manufactre d'Armes de Chatellrault) 8 O”re 1876' (8th October 1876). The bayonet has its original wood grips, brass pommel and steel cross guard with hook quillon. The bayonet is complete with original steel scabbard which has no dents. 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 14583
£0.00

SOLD. SOLD (22/9 ). EXTREMELY RARE, CASED COLLECTION OF 10 MINT MINIATURE, J.E. Middleton & Sons Sheffield Hand Made Bowie Knives In Various Forms. (Sn 14578 Daggers & Swords) - 14578
This is an impressive, extremely rare and sought after collection of Bowie Knives, hand made at Rockingham Street, Sheffield by the now deceased J.E. Middleton & his sons Ron & Roy Middleton famous for their quality full size Bowies. Ron Middleton now himself 86yrs old states that only 300 miniatures were ever made by the Middletons and most were exported to the USA. This collection superbly displays the craftsmanship and range of materials used by the Middletons. All of the miniatures are exact replicas of their full size examples with the same quality and attention to detail. Each miniature is in mint, as new condition. The miniatures very in size from 4 ¾” to 4 ¼” overall length. All have polished steel Bowie blades and brass fittings, seven with ornate brass pommel heads depicting Horse’s head, mythical hybrid beast panels, Bear’s head, native American Indian Chief’s head, Beaver’s head, Eagle’s head & Ram’s head. Nine of blades are signed 'J.E. Middleton & Sons’, one is signed ‘RM’ (either Ron or Roy Middleton). A variety of hilt materials have been used in the production of these Bowies including polished buffalo horn, polished stag antler, horn & bone. The knives are contained in a blue leatherette covered wood display case in which they were found. The case with hinged lid and cushioned lining has obviously kept these knives together for years and protected them, explaining their superb mint condition. The price for this quality collection of miniature Bowies includes UK delivery. Sn 14578
£0.00
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