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Pre 1968 North Riding Constabulary Male Constable's / Sergeant's Blue Serge Helmet By Christy's of London With North Riding Constabulary Helmet Plate, Size 6 7/8. 13907:22 - 13907:22
It was established on October 14, 1856 and its jurisdiction extended throughout the county with the exception of the boroughs of Middlesbrough, Richmond and Scarborough. These established their own police forces, while York was also a separate force. In 1968, the North Riding Constabulary was amalgamated with York City Police and the East Riding Constabulary to form the York and North-East Yorkshire Police, but leaving the boundaries unchanged. This is a good condition, male Constable's / Sergeant's helmet of Lincolnshire Police. It has a blue serge 2 panel blue body, with a blackened metal rose boss and a blackened North Riding Constabulary Queen’s Crown (QE II) helmet plate. The inside has a fully adjustable leather sweat band and leather chinstrap. The sweatband is ink stamped with the size "6 7/8". The price for this helmet includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:22
£115.00

Pre 1952 Kings Crown Wigan Borough Male Constable's / Sergeant's Blue Serge Helmet With Blackened Kings Crown Wigan Police Helmet Plate, Size 7 1/4". 13907:23 - 13907:23
Wigan Borough Police was formed in 1836 and as part of reforms became Wigan Police until amalgamation into The Greater Manchester Police in 1974. This is a very good, Kings Crown male Constable's / Sergeant's helmet of Wigan Police. It has a blue serge body, rigid combe to provide greater protection during public disorder with chrome combe plate and blackened Wigan Police Kings Crown (VI) metal helmet plate. The patent plastic chin strap is present. The inside has leather sweat band with string adjustment cord. The sweatband has an ink stamp ‘7 1/4’ (size). It is in very good condition. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13907:23
£225.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY) ORIGINAL, Early Production, 1861 To 1862 American Civil War, Colt Model 1860 Army .44 Calibre Percussion Revolver With Crisp Naval Battle Cylinder Scene. Sn 13952 - 13952
The Colt Model 1860 Army was a muzzle-loading cap & ball .44-calibre revolver used during the American Civil War. It was used as a side arm by Cavalry, Infantry, Artillery troops, and Naval forces. This Colt Model 1860 Army revolver is in nice original condition with even patina throughout. The pistol has an 8 " round steel barrel and measures 14" overall. The weapon has the correct blade foresight and 'notched hammer' rear sight. The heel of the steel butt strap is also correctly notched for addition of a detachable shoulder stock and it has a captive 'lever' ramrod (see page 131 of Colt Firearms by James Serven). The barrel is crisply stamped with manufacturer detail 'Address Col. Saml Colt New York U.S. America'. The left side of the frame is stamped 'Colt's Patent’ and the cylinder correctly stamped ‘Colt’s Patent No 9639 Pat Sept 10th 1850’. The cylinder retains its crisp Naval battle scene (honouring the Victory of the Texas Navy over The Mexican Navy 16th may 1843). The pistol has matching serial numbers '39639' on the barrel block & frame & the brass trigger guard frame is numbered ‘126124’. Both serial numbers are in the early production 1861 to 1862 date range (the American Civil War was fought between 1861 & 1865). It has attractive American Walnut grip which has a small, very faint ink stamp with unreadable initials of a Colt factory armoury inspector. The pistol's single action firing action works perfectly. Price for this historic revolver includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13952
£0.00

C1870, Continental Military 12mm Calibre Pinfire 6 Shot Revolver With Antique Ivory Grips. Sn 13912 - 13912
This is an excellent, Continental, 12mm, military, pinfire, 6 Shot Revolver. It is side gate loading with a 6 ¼”round steel barrel, sturdy undamaged frame with crisp engraved foliate decoration which is also present on the grip frame and cylinder. It is fitted with its original, attractive antique Ivory grips. The frame is stamped with a small 'Y' below Crown inspection mark. The pistol is double action and strips, cocks and dry fires perfectly. It is side gate loading and complete with its original military lanyard ring and captive steel clearing rod. Price includes UK delivery. NB. As an obsolete calibre, antique pinfire revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if part of a private collection or display. Sn 13912
£745.00

C1830 English, Simmons Of London, 20 Bore Flintlock Pistol. Sn 13911 - 13911
This is an excellent 20 Bore Flintlock Pistol. It is 14 ½” overall with a steel 9" browned steel barrel. The smoothbore is clean.It has a border engraved stepped lock and swan neck hammer fitted with flint. The lock plate is crisply engraved 'Simmons' (most likely William Simmons Gunsmith recorded in 1836 as having premises at Chamber Street London (see page 203 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). It has a lovely walnut full stock with brass butt plate. Its brass fittings including trigger guard with extended tang and ram rod mounts have foliate engraved decoration. It has notched frame rear sight and is complete with its original wood ramrod with horn cap & steel worm. It's action works as it should. The metal and wood of the pistol have no damage. The barrel has crisp proof marks and the top of the barrel is engraved ‘London’ within a border. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13911
£1,275.00

QUALITY, Early 1800’s English, Westley Richards, .650 Carbine Bore Flintlock Pistol With Damascus Octagonal Barrel & captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 13908 - 13908
The renowned English Gunsmiths Westley Richards & Co have been making unique and best quality shotguns and rifles for over 200 years. This is a superb flintlock Pistol by Westley Richards. It is 13 ½” overall with an 8" octagonal Damascus steel barrel. The top barrel flat is crisply signed ‘Westley Richards’. The smooth bore is clean. It has a border engraved lock with bolt safety and swan neck hammer. The lock plate is crisply signed ‘Westley Richards’. It has a lovely walnut full stock with chequered panel grip and inlaid escutcheon with stylised monogram. Its steel trigger guard with extended tang has foliate engraved decoration and it has its original captive steel ram rod with steel ram rod mounts. The pistol has a brass post fore sight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. Its action has a platinum inlaid roundel. The metal and wood of the pistol have no damage. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13908
£1,375.00

C1800 English, Twigg Of London Brass Frame 54 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 13909 - 13909
John Fox Twigg was born at Grantham, Linconshire, in 1732 and is listed by Heer (1978) as being apprenticed to the Irish gunmaker, Edward Newton (active 1718-1764), though no dates for the apprenticeship are offered. By 1755, Blackmore (1986) lists Twigg working as a gunmaker from Angel Ct., Charing Cross until 1760 when he moved to 132 Strand, opposite Catherine St., and continued at this address until 1776. He moved again in 1776, this time to Piccadilly where he remained until 1790. During these 14 years he opened several warehouses; at little Somerset St., in 1771; 30 Cornhill, 1777 and Tower Hill in 1779. His only son, John, was apprenticed in 1786 to Henry Nock, and subsequently inherited his father's business. This is an excellent, brass framed flintlock pocket pistol by Twigg, London. It measures 6 ¼” overall with a 1 3/4" screw off steel barrel. The frame is marked ‘Twigg’ within roundel surrounded by banners & arms on the left side and the right ‘London’ within roundel, arms and banners. The underside of the frame has proof marks. It has a steel swan neck hammer, sliding safety catch feature and steel trigger guard. The pistol’s bag shaped wood grip is undamaged. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13909
£575.00

C1860's American Civil War Era Merwin & Bray Firearms Co New York 6 Shot Brass Framed Front Loading .42 Cup-Primer Cartridge Single Action Army Model Revolver With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 13913 - 13913
An excellent example of the unusual front loading Army Model .42 Cup-Primer Cartridge revolver by Merwin & Bray Firearms Co New York (Merwin & Bray made the .42 Army Model aimed at Military contract sales and a smaller .30 cartridge pocket version for the civilian market). Our Army Model example has a 4 ½” octagonal barrel with top rib which is marked “Merwin & Bray Firearms Co NY”. The circumference of the cylinder is faintly marked “PATENTED July 12 1859 July 21 1863”. It has an undamaged brass frame stamped “7592”. The front sight is a half round blade. It has a grooved frame rear sight. The grips are smooth varnished rosewood which have just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The steel barrel, removable cylinder, sheathed trigger and hammer retain their original blue finish. The rifled bore is clean. The action functions correctly. This revolver loads its special cartridges from the front, and extracts them with a captive rod with bolt action mounted on the frame’s right side. The cartridges used in this revolver had a priming compound in the cup shaped base of the cartridge. This revolver was manufactured C1860's by Merwin & Bray. It was designed as a front loading cartridge revolver in an effort to circumvent the Rollin White patent held by Smith & Wesson which allowed for chambers bored completely through the cylinder and loaded from the rear. Price for this unusual American front loading pistol includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13913
£845.00

**SOLD**SOLD**1864-1870 American Civil War Era .32 Calibre Moores / Williamsons 1864 Patent 6 Shot Teat Fire Brass Framed Revolver. Sn 13949. - 13949
Manufactured from 1864 to 1870 these 6 shot American front loading teat-fire revolvers were one of the most successful competitors to Smith & Wesson and it is believed that their popularity was one of the reasons for Colt's purchase of the National Arms Co in 1870. The underside of its 3" round steel barrel is stamped with number '10176' and the top ‘Moore’s Patent Firearms Co Brooklyn N.Y’. ‘D. WILLIAMSON'S PATENT JANUARY 5, 1864’ is faintly marked around the rear edge of the cylinder. The brass frame and butt strap are nicely scroll engraved with a punch dot background and retains traces of its original nickel plating. It has a fold down extractor hook panel on the front right side of the frame. It has a shrouded trigger and smooth dark rosewood grips. The left grip has a small chip to the bottom edge. Both grips are totally secure. The cocking & firing actions work as they should. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique teat fire pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13949
£0.00

SOLD...SOLD...SOLD...WW1 Era British Officer's Private Purchase Webley MK VI .450/.455 Calibre Revolver. Sn 13881 - 13881
This is an excellent, original, WW1 British Officer's MK VI .450/.455 calibre Service Revolver. On the left side of the frame it is stamped ' Webley Patents' & 'Mark VI'. The pistol is undated, this and the fact that the pistol was capable of firing both .450 and Military .455 Calibre ammunition indicates that this revolver was a commercial weapon for British officer's Private Purchase. The pistol has matching numbers ‘134675/ 675’ on the barrel block and frame. Deactivated to EU specification this pistol has a blocked barrel and cylinders. The pistol's original finely chequered wood grips are in similar excellent condition and it is complete with military lanyard ring. The action works perfectly and it breaks open, cocks and dry fires as it should. Price for this excellent WW1 era revolver includes EU deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 13881
£795.00

VERY RARE, C1860 AMERICAN Henry Parker Trenton New Jersey, 52 Bore Muzzle Loading Percussion Kentucky Rifle With Octagonal Barrel & Patch Box. Sn 13954 - 13954
This is a superb, very rare, American Henry Parker Muzzle Loading Percussion Kentucky Rifle (In the book AMERICAN GUNSMITHS, noted firearms expert Frank Sellers records a Henry Parker who worked in Trenton, New Jersey, circa 1860). This example has all original Walnut full stock and brass fittings including trigger guard with extended tang , butt plate with extended tangs, ram rod mounts, fore end block & original hinged brass patch box in the stock which has decorative scroll work engraving. The left side of the stock has a figured cheek piece and is inlaid with an original, contemporaneously applied, antique American Silver Dollar. The wrist is inlaid with a german Silver escutcheon which has a stylised monogram. The rifle measures 51” overall with a 35 ¼” octagonal browned steel barrel which has a clean bore with crisp rifling. The weapon is fitted with fixed brass blade fore sight and brass ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. Its steel hammer and action have scrollwork decoration and an unusual nipple with brass cup configuration (we are uncertain if this Kentucky was originally made as percussion or converted to percussion from an earlier flintlock). Its original ram rod has brass end caps, the lower end cap slotted for cleaning cloth. The side plate is signed by the manufacturer name ‘Parker’ and the top of the barrel ‘Henry Parker’. The weapon’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. Price for this excellent Kentucky rifle 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 13954
£1,750.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD British RAF MK 4B ‘Fast Jet’ Lightening Pilot's Helmet System Wired For Comms With Double Visors, P2C Type Oxygen Mask Cloth Visor Cover & Carry Bag. Sn 11740:5 - 11740:5
This set consists of the hard white coloured 'Bone Dome' helmet with double visors (one clear and one tinted) a communication wiring and oxygen mask as used by Lightening jet pilots. This MK 4B helmet is in excellent undamaged condition, with chin strap and stud fastening straps. The interior shell is labelled 'Helmets Ltd, Wheathampstead, Herts, England’. The helmet is fitted with a microphone ‘jack plug’ and has Velcro attached ear cups. Its original oxygen mask in a black colour rubber is fitted with hose. Also included is the helmet’s original cloth visor cover and carry bag. The price for this great aeronautical set includes UK delivery. Sn 11740:5
£0.00
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