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C1840 Smith Of London 54 Bore Percussion Pocket Pistol With Brass Action & Screw Off Octagonal Steel Barrel. Sn 21393:50 - 21393:50
This is a good quality percussion pocket pistol by Smith of London (there were many English gun makers named Smith operating in both London & the Provinces during the flintlock & percussion era). It has a 2” turn off octagonal steel barrel (a tool is required to turn off the barrel, we do not have the tool). The barrel's smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age & use. The overall length is 6 ¼”. The underside of the brass action and barrel have black powder proof marks. It has a Dolphin hammer, concealed folding trigger and safety bolt. One side of the action is signed ‘Smith’ within foliate decoration, the other side has ‘London’ within foliate decoration. It has an undamaged walnut bag shaped grip which has just light bumps and bruises to be expected. The cocking & firing actions work crisply. The price 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 21393:50
£475.00

**SMALL**Victorian C1840 William Dudley Birmingham 120 Bore Double Barrel, Over & Under, Nickel Plated, Percussion Vest / Pocket Pistol With Concealed Folding Trigger, Revolving / Turn Over Barrel Block & Removable Ram Rod. Sn 21393:49 - 21393:49
William Dudley was an English Gunsmith recorded at Weaman Street, Birmingham between 1817 & 1858 (see page 35 of English Gunmakers by Bailey & Nie). This is an excellent Victorian percussion pocket pistol with revolving, over & under octagonal barrels. It's octagonal steel barrels are 2” in length (5 ¾” overall). Its nickel plated steel frame is undamaged with much original finish. The barrels are stamped with Victorian black powder proof marks. The barrels are smooth bore. The bores are clean. One barrel flat is signed by the maker ‘W. Dudley’. The action has foliate engraved decoration. The pistol's bag shaped Walnut grip is undamaged and inlaid void silver escutcheon. The pistol has a safety feature forward of the trigger guard which consists of a hooked flange which prevents the percussion cap on the unfired bottom barrel from being struck by accident and it has a sliding safety bolt. The pistol has a folding trigger & cocks and dry fires crisply. The revolving barrel action is smooth & firm. The price for this nice vest / pocket 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 21393:49
£745.00

C1800 English Wilson London Pair Of 54 Bore Round Brass Action Flintlock Pocket Pistols With Screw Off Barrels & Folding Concealed Triggers. Sn 21393:48 - 21393:48
C1800 English Wilson London Pair Of 54 Bore Round Brass Action Flintlock Pocket Pistols With Screw Off Barrels & Folding Concealed Triggers. Sn 21393:48 This is an excellent pair of round brass framed flintlock pocket pistols by Wilson, London (most likely William Wilson, a London gunmaker recorded as working at 154 Minories 1767-85 as William Wilson & Co, then as William Wilson alone 1786-93 until when he is then recorded as working as William Wilson & Son 1794-1808 when he then reverts to William Wilson 1809-1832, see page 215 of Vol 1 British Gunmakers by Brown). The matching pistols are beautifully engraved with Arms and Banner designs around their brass actions. Both cocks are fitted with flints and each have sliding safety bolts. One side of each pistol is marked by the manufacturer 'Wilson' and the reverse 'London'. Both measure 6 ½” overall & have just under 1 ¾” round steel barrels. The barrel’s smooth bores are have just light staining consistent with age. The underside of each barrel have lugs for tool to assist barrel removal, we do not have the tool. Both pistols have concealed folding triggers & the underside of the actions have black powder proof marks. One pistol has number ‘1’ on the underside of the action and barrel, the other pistol has number ‘2’ in the same locations. They both have excellent undamaged bag shaped walnut grips which have fine chequering. Their cocking & firing actions work crisply. The price for this excellent pair of flintlock pistols includes UK delivery. NB No licence is required to own these antique flintlock pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21393:48
£1,175.00

*QUALITY*C1802-1817 English John Probin London Over & Under, Double Barrel, Tap Action, 50 Bore, Flintlock Traveling Pistol With Screw Off Steel Barrels & Stock With Intricate Silver Wire Decoration. Sn 21393:47 - 21393:47
John Probin was a Birmingham based gunsmith recorded as having premises at Steelhouse lane 1802-1806, 28 Bull Street 1807-1813 & More Street 1814-1817, see page 312 of British Gunmakers Vol.2 by Brown (other gun makers named J. Probin are recorded as working in London and the Provinces but John Probin of Birmingham is the only one working firmly in the flintlock era, the others worked in the percussion era). This is a quality made over & under, tap action flintlock traveling pistol by John Probin. It's round steel screw off barrels are just over 2 ¾” in length (8 ¼” overall). The smooth bores have staining and residue consistent with age and use (the muzzle of each barrel are slotted for tool to assist removal, we do not have the tool). The underside of the action has black powder proofs. The underside of the lower barrel is numbered ‘1’, there is no visible number on the top barrel but it may be visible when barrel removed. Its heavy steel frame is nicely engraved on both sides with banners and foliate decoration. On the left side the banner is signed ‘J. Probin' and the right ‘London’. The trigger guard is engraved with a foliate design. It has a steel cock with a flint. The pistol cocks and dry fires crisply and the tap action operated by a lever on the left side of the pan functions firmly. The pistol's bag shaped walnut grip is undamaged and inlaid with intricate silver wire decoration. It is also inlaid with void silver escutcheon. The price for this desirable pistol 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 21393:47
£825.00

**RARE**C1840's Victorian Unwin & Rodgers Sheffield Patent ‘NON*XLL’ 120 Bore Muzzle Loading Percussion Combination Knife Pistol With Polished Horn Scales, German Silver Octagonal Barrel & Fittings. Sn 21463 - 21463
This is an original Unwin & Rodgers percussion combination knife pistol. Overall the pistol, when closed, is just under 6 ¾” length. The octagonal barrel, frame, bolsters and integral patch / ball box with hinged lid on the rear of the frame are German silver. The 3” octagonal barrel is sighted. The smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age and use. One barrel flat is crisply marked with English proof marks, another has engraved ‘Unwin & Rodgers Patentees Sheffield’ and another ‘NON*XLL’ which is partly rubbed. It has a steel hammer and folding steel trigger. Its cocking & firing actions are nice & strong. There are two folding knife blades, both are just under 3 ½” length and signed ‘Unwin & Rodgers Patent’ together with Victorian ‘V crown R’ (Victoria Regina) marks . It has undamaged polished horn grips which are chequered at the pistol grip. The price for this rare piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion combination pistol, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21463
£1,275.00

1861 Dated, Tower Enfield, Pattern 1853, 3 Band .577 Percussion Calibre Rifle, Bayonet & Scabbard. Sn - 21449:13
This is a Tower, Pattern 1853, 3 Band percussion rifle with its pattern 1853 socket bayonet, scabbard and nipple protector. The lock plate is stamped With Queens Crown VR (Victoria Regina) TOWER 1861 (date). The rifle is complete with its ladder rear sight, block and blade fore sight , sling swivels and cleaning rod. The wood work complete with its original brass butt plate, fore end block and trigger guard with extended tang. The barrel has Tower proof marks near the breech and has staining and residue from use. The cocking and firing actions are crisp. Total length is 53 ½” with a 39” barrel. the bayonet is complete with its pattern 1853 socket bayonet and scabbard which bears the number 587. After British service, the rifle was transferred to Indian service. The butt plate tang and top of the bayonets blade now bear Nepalese marks. See Section A, Muzzle Loading Arms items RB 43 & RB44 in Catalogue of the Enfield Pattern Room, British Rifles, published by Her Majesty’s Stationary Office. The price includes UK delivery. NB This is an antique obsolete calibre rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 21449:13
£1,295.00

Tower, 1858 Dated, India Issue 3 Band .586” Smoothbore Percussion Musket. Sn - 21443
This is a Tower made, .586” Pattern 1858 3 band musket which is a direct copy of the British 3 band .577 Third Model Enfield rifle where the barrel is held in by three Bradley barrel bands. The main difference is that the gun is not rifled and there is no rear sight. In 1858 the .577 3 band rifle was replaced by the 1st model Indian .700” musket which was one of these rifles bored out to .700” with a smooth bore, a V notch rear sight and a block foresight. This rifle appears to be originally a .577 Enfield barrel where the rifling has been bored out to make it a musket pending the introduction of the 1st model Indian .700” musket in 1858. This musket is fitted with a Tower lockplate which is stamped Crown over VR 1858 Tower. The right hand side of the barrel has Indian armoury markings stamped into it near the rear sight. The musket is fitted ramrod and both sling swivels are present. The musket measures 55 inches in length with a 37 ½ barrel. The stock is in excellent condition with minor bumps to the surface. The cocking and firing actions work crisply. The musket is fitted with the correct pattern socket bayonet and locking ring. The bayonet has Nepalese script to the top of the blade. See Section A, Muzzle Loading Arms items RB 43 & RB44 in Catalogue of the Enfield Pattern Room, British Rifles, published by Her Majesty’s Stationary Office. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rifle and no licence is required to own this musket in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 21443
£895.00

British Service, WD 1886 Dated, Enfield MK IVc Martini Henry .577x .450 Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre Service Rifle With 1888 Dated, Pattern 1879 Mark III Sword Bayonet & Leather Sling. Sn - 21449:10
This is an excellent, original British service, 1888 dated .577x .450 Martini Henry, Mark IVc service rifle together with its correct Pattern 1879, Mark 3 sword bayonet. The rifle is the c pattern with the long nocksform at the breach, a ramped fore sight and the earlier short lever butt hole plugged with a wooden dowl and a long extractor lever fitted. These rifles were converted at Enfield from the .402 Martini Enfield cartridge rifle to the .450 Martini Henry rifle. The action is stamped on the right hand side with a crown over VR ENFIELD 1888 (DATE) IV over I (class I weapon). The V is off centre so it indicates that the rifle was one of the .402” Enfield-Martini rifles converted as a IVc s.450 specification rifle. The barrel and action have many Victorian and WD proof inspection marks. The rifle is fully Enfield ordnance stamped to the metalwork and is fitted with its original woodwork throughout. The rifle has a block and blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels and correct. The 33 5/8 inch steel barrel's bore is clean with crisp rifling (49” overall length). The wood furniture has just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The stock is stamped with an Enfield WD cartouche with I stamped underneath for a class 1 weapon. Besides this is a white stencilled number CLVII. The metal work has even patina throughout & has many WD ordnance inspection marks (illustrated). The rifle is fitted with the correct 1888 dated pattern 1879 mark III sword bayonet that was made at Enfield. The bayonet is stamped on the ricasso with a crown over /88 (1888 manufactured date) on one side and a crowfoot over WD and an Enfield inspection mark underneath. The bayonet also carries the bayonet number 10522 on the pommel There are no Nepalese marks on the rifle or bayonet. Mark IV Martini Henry models are described in detail in the following books in see Section D, Martini arms, RB 99 on page 19, Catalogue of the Enfield Pattern Room, British Rifles, published by Her Majesty’s Stationary Office and pages 159 & 230 including the plates in The Martini-Henry for Queen and Empire by Neil Aspinshaw. The rifle is complete with its correct mark IV cleaning rod, leather sling and an inert Martini Henry round. The cocking and firing actions work crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rifle and no licence is required to own this rifle in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 21449:10
£1,495.00

**CASED**C1870’s Victorian, William Powell & Son Birmingham 14 Bore Double Barrelled, Muzzle Loading, Percussion Sporting Shotgun & Accessories. A 1092 - A 1092
William Powell was an English Birmingham based Gunsmith with premises at Park lane in 1860, Aston New Town in 1868 and Whittall Street C1870. He is also recorded at those premises working as Powell & Son (see page 310 of British Gunmakers Vol.2 By Brown). This is a quality made Victorian double barrel percussion sporting shotgun by William Powell & Son. It has 29 ½” browned steel barrels set side by side. The barrels have a central flat top barrel rib & bead fore sight. The barrel’s smooth bores are clean. The underside of the barrels have proofs and are each marked ‘14’ (bore). It has its original walnut stock with chequered panels all in excellent condition. The action has tooled decoration and both action plates are signed by the maker ‘William Powell & Son’. The shotgun has its original ebonised wood ramrod with brass end cap and tip which unscrews to reveal a steel worm. The weapon cocks & dry fires crisply. The weapon is contained in its sturdy fitted carry case with hinged lid, folding brass carry handle, clasp fasteners and lock with key that functions as it should. The brass base of the carry handle has an engraved stlised monogram and family heraldic crest (illustrated). Internally the case is fitted with compartments for the shotgun and accessories The case is lined with felt. The inside of the lid has a William Powell & Son Birmingham trade label. Accessories in the case consist of powder and shot flasks, 2 wood handled graduated brass measures, 2 steel tools and oil tins with screw top lids and integral oil applicator tools. There is also a period can of ‘Superfine Wakefield’ labelled oil and a metal tube of Eley labelled ‘Rifleine’ grease. The price for this quality piece includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion shotgun no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 1092
£1,495.00

**QUALITY MAKER**English C1800 Henry Nock London 50 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Safety Bolt, Screw Off Barrel & Folding Concealed Trigger. Sn 21393:46 - 21393:46
Henry Nock was a British inventor and engineer of the Napoleonic period, best known as a gunsmith. As well as supplying the military and civilian markets, Nock made expensive pieces for the aristocracy and Royalty and was an appointed gunmaker to the King. Nock's business eventually became Wilkinson Sword. This is an excellent flintlock pocket pistol by Henry Nock London. The pistol’s action is beautifully engraved with Martial Arms and Banner designs. It has a Swan neck cock and sliding safety bolt. One side of the pistol is signed by the manufacturer 'H. Nock' and the reverse 'London'. The pistol measures 6 ½” overall & has a 1 ¾” turn off barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age & use. It has a concealed folding trigger & the underside of the action & barrel have black powder proof marks. The pistol has an undamaged bag shaped wood grip which is inlaid with void silver escutcheon. Its cocking & firing actions work crisply. The price for this pistol by a famous maker includes UK delivery. NB No licence is required to own this antique flintlock pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21393:46
£695.00
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