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MINT BORE, ALL MATCHING NUMBERS INCLUDING CYLINDER, American Civil War Era, 1851 To 1863 Patent Cooper Firearms Manufacturing Company .31 Calibre, 5 Shot, Cap & Ball Double Action Percussion Revolver. Sn 17034 - 17034
When Colt's Patents for revolving firearms expired in 1857 many American arms companies including J.M Cooper of Pittsburgh (Cooper Firearms Manufacturing 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 .31" Calibre, 5 shot percussion revolver with captive lever ram rod. The metal work has even patina throughout. Its brass grip frame is stamped with serial number '4724' which is repeated on the barrel, butt & cylinder. The top of the barrel is marked by the manufacturer with the Company name and 1851-1863 patents (illustrated). The barrel's bore is near mint, bright & clean with crisp well defined rifling. It has its original Walnut grip which has just knocks bumps and bruises to be expected. The left side of the grip has old carved letters ‘R.B’ most likely the initials of the original period owner. The pistol's loading and firing actions work as they should in both single and double action. The 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 17034
£1,200.00

MINT BORES, QUALITY, Cased, Pair Of Victorian C1840 Scottish William Maclauchlan Edinburgh 28 Bore Percussion Pistols With Damascus Barrels & Accessories. Sn 17033 - 17033
William Maclauchlan also recorded as McLauchlan was a Scottish Edinburgh based gunmaker with premises at 8 & 15 Lothian Street between 1806 & 1811, 37 & 39 Nicolson Street 1814 – 1815, 24 Frederick Street 1830, 34 Home Street 1848 & 2 Morrison Place 1849 (see page 284 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This is an excellent pair of percussion pistols by William Maclauchlan. The pistols are in excellent undamaged condition with all original walnut full stocks with chequered grip panels both inset void German silver escutcheons, 8” round Damascus steel barrels (13 ½” overall), engraved foliate decorated trigger guards with extended tangs and pineapple finials, action plates, Dolphin hammers & safety bolts. The action plates of each pistol are crisply signed by the manufacturer ‘Wm. Maclauchlan’. The top of each barrel are marked ’Edinburgh’ & have small German silver post fore sights together with small ‘v’ notch plate rear sights . Both pistols are complete with their original wood ram rods with polished metal end caps & tips. The tips unscrew to reveal steel worms. The barrels of each pistol are smoothbore, near mint clean and bright. Their cocking & firing actions work perfectly as they should. The pistols are complete with their later fitted wood case. The case with hinged lid has its original lock (key absent). The top of the lid has a void brass shield inlaid. The interior of the case is lined in blue felt and has compartments contoured to snugly fit the pistols and their accessories which include a copper and brass powder flask which has 2 internal tubes with hinged brass covers to hold moulded balls, a steel bullet mould marked, 2 screw top antique ivory pots, a number of moulded lead balls, a white metal oil bottle with screw top lid and applicator, 2 steel tools with ebony handles, a cleaning rod with ebony ball handle and screw off metal attachment & a spare nipple. The price for this excellent pair of cased pistols includes UK delivery. NB as antique percussion weapons no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17033
£3,950.00

SCARCE, MINT BORE, Victorian British WD Enfield Martini Henry MK 1 Converted To MK II .577x .450 Obsolete Calibre Artillery Carbine With Boer War Era 1901 Dated Stock Disc Regiment Marked ‘3.V.KT.A’ To The 3rd Kent Artillery Volunteers. Sn 16938 - 16938
The Kent Militia Artillery was a part-time reserve unit of Britain's Royal Artillery based at Dover in Kent, from 1853 to 1909. This is an excellent original example of the Martini Henry Artllery Carbine in .577x450 obsolete calibre marked to the Kent Volunteer Artillery. The action is faintly marked with Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and ‘2’ designation. The original woodwork has the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The stock is crisply stamped with the Enfield roundel and it has a brass disc, date stamped '7 01’ (July 1901) and Regiment stamped ‘‘3.V.KT.A’ To The 3rd Kent Artillery Volunteers together with weapon number ‘3’. The metal work has even patina throughout. The 20 ½” barrel has WD proof / inspection marks. It has a near mint bore, bright & clean with crisp rifling. It has its original steel cleaning rod, block & blade fore sight, ladder rear sight, bayonet bar & sling swivels. The weapon retains its MK I grooved trigger. These carbines are scarce and the price for this Regiment marked carbine includes UK delivery. NB As an antique, obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16938
£1,200.00

MINT BORE, Post 1893 Belgian Liege Military 12mm Pinfire Obsolete Calibre Double Action 6 Shot Revolver With Tooled Vine Leaves Decoration. Sn 16932:2 - 16932:2
This is a Liege made, 12mm, military, pinfire, 6 Shot Revolver. It is side gate loading with a 6” octagonal steel barrel, sturdy undamaged frame and undamaged chequered walnut grips. The pistol’s bore is near mint, clean with crisp rifling. The barrel has a triangular block fore sight. The cylinder is stamped with post 1893 Liege ‘ELG* within roundel’ mark and small inspection mark which is repeated on the barrel. The pistol’s double & single action firing mechanisms work correctly. The frame and cylinder have tooled vine leaves decoration. The pistol has a military lanyard ring & captive steel clearing rod. The metal work retains its original blue finish. The price includes UK delivery. NB. As an obsolete calibre, antique pinfire revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16932:2
£595.00

Post 1893, Belgian Liege 7mm Pinfire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Octagonal Barrel & Folding Trigger. Sn 16932:1 - 16932:1
This is a nice 7mm calibre, 6 shot, pin fire pocket revolver. It has a 3 ¼” octagonal barrel (7 ¼” overall). The pistol’s rifled bore has just light staining consistent with age and it has a triangular block fore sight. The barrel has a ‘star above U’ mark. It has excellent walnut grips with chequered panels. The metal work retains its original blue finish. It has its original captive steel ejector rod. The cylinder is stamped with post 1893 Liege 'ELG*' within circle proof mark and ‘star above U’ inspection mark. It is side gate loading, has a folding trigger and is both single & double action. As an obsolete calibre, 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. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16932:1
£295.00

Post 1893 Belgian Liege Military 12mm Pinfire Obsolete Calibre Double Action Only Spurless 6 Shot Revolver. Sn 16935 - 16935
This is a Liege made, 12mm, military, pinfire, 6 Shot Revolver. It is side gate loading with a 5 ½” octagonal steel barrel, sturdy undamaged metal work in the white and undamaged walnut grips. The pistol’s bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel has a triangular block fore sight. The cylinder is stamped with post 1893 Liege ‘ELG* within roundel’ mark and ‘star above R’ mark which is repeated on the barrel. The pistol is double action only and has a spurless hammer. The pistol has a military lanyard ring & captive steel clearing rod. The frame is numbered 9966. The price includes UK delivery. NB. As an obsolete calibre, antique pinfire revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16935
£595.00

C1880 Liege Belgium 7mm Pinfire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Acier Fondu (Cast Steel) Frame, Ornate Tooled Foliate Decoration & Attractive Embossed ‘Devil’s Face’ Device Gutta Percha Hard Rubber Grip. A 1023 - A 1023
This is a very nice 7mm calibre, 6 shot, pin fire pocket revolver. It has a 3” octagonal steel barrel (7 ¼” overall). The pistol’s bore has the correct light rifling and has staining & residue consistent with age & use. It has a small post fore sight. It has an attractive gutta percha hard rubber grip with deep cut embossed foliate design & ‘Devil’s Face’ devices on both sides. The pistol’s barrel frame is stamped ‘Acier Fodu’ (cast steel). The frame & cylinder have ornate, deep cut tooled foliate decoration. The frame is stamped with a Liege ‘*above N’ mark which is a Belgian inspector’s mark (see page 62 of Gunmarks by Byron). It has its original captive steel ejector rod. The pistol is side gate loading, has a folding trigger and is fully functioning in both single & double action. As an obsolete calibre, 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. The price includes UK delivery. A 1023
£425.00

MINT BORE, Post 1893, Liege Belgium 7mm Pinfire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Polished Steel Frame, Blued Cylinder & Folding Trigger. A 1022 - A 1022
This is a nice 7mm calibre, 6 shot, pin fire pocket revolver. It has a 3 ½” round steel barrel (7 ¾” overall). The pistol’s bore is pristine, clean with correct light rifling and it has a triangular blade fore sight. It has an excellent chequered walnut grip. The pistol has a polished steel frame and blued cylinder that is stamped with post 1893 Liege 'ELG*' within circle proof mark . It has its original captive steel ejector rod. It is side gate loading, has a folding trigger and is fully functioning in both single & double action. As an obsolete calibre, 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. The price includes UK delivery. A 1022
£375.00

**LARGEST SHOULDER FIRED SHOTGUN CALIBRE, MINT** C1860, John Forrest Kelso (Roxburghshire Scottish Borders) 3 Bore Percussion Muzzle Loading Wildfowling Gun With Walnut Stock & Ramrod. Sn 16996 - 16996
John Forrest (1797-1869) was born in Jedburgh, the youngest of three sons of blacksmith William Forrest and Ann Wood. In 1809, John’s eldest brother, George, helped their father to set up a gunsmith’s business in Jedburgh and George’s sons became gunsmiths in their turn. The Forrest family are recorded at 7 Abbey Place, Jedburgh Roxburgh C1874-1901 & 35 Square Kelso Roxburgh C1890. The Forrest business continued in the kelso area until the 1970’s when it was taken over by Dickson’s of Edinburgh (see page 220 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This is a massive percussion wildfowling gun made C1860 by J. Forrest Kelso. This size of gun is the largest shoulder fired shotgun calibre made (3 Bore & 1.58 metres overall length). It has a 1.12 metres brown wash, round steel barrel stepped to octagonal. Its clean bore is clean & bright . It has walnut stock with chequered wrist & large polished horn fore stock cap. The wood and metal are superb, near mint. The stock has a steel butt plate. The action plate is signed ‘J. Forrest Kelso’ It has a heavy steel Dolphin hammer. The barrel has a small brass bead foresight. The piece is complete with its original wood ramrod with brass and wood end cap and brass tip which unscrews to reveal a steel worm. Its cocking & firing actions work perfectly. The price for this massive fowling piece which weighs a heavy 9.440 Kgs (20.81 lbs) 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 16996
£5,450.00

**SOLD**SOLD**28/.11**1902 Winchester Model 1894 .32-40 Obsolete Calibre Lever Action Rifle With Full Length Tube Magazine. Sn 16968 - 16968
This is an excellent, increasingly hard to find Winchester Model 1894 lever action Rifle in obsolete calibre .32-40. It has all original undamaged woodwork, original finish on the metalwork and cocks and dry fires as it should. The bore of its 26” round steel rifled barrel is clean with crisp rifling. The barrel is stamped '32-40' (calibre) and the stock strap 'Model 1894’ with Winchester name & Trade mark detail. The top of the barrel is stamped ‘Made By The Winchester Repeating Firearms Company’ together with the company address and patent detail. The underside of the frame is stamped with number '234908' which dates its manufacture to 1902. It has a full length tube magazine, steel butt plate, blade foresight & adjustable rear sight. The price 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 16968
£0.00
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