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C1840 Samuel Conway Stockport (Cheshire) 60 Bore Steel Box Lock Action Percussion Pocket Pistol With Steel Turn Off Barrel, Black Powder Proofs & Concealed Folding Trigger. Sn 18604 - 18604
Samuel Conway was an English Cheshire based Gunsmith. In 1840 he is recorded as having premises at 4 Middle Hillgate Stockport (see page 196 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol.2). This is a very good percussion pocket pistol by Conway. The pistol is 6” overall with a 1 ¾” screw off smoothbore round steel barrel. The bore has staining and residue consistent with age & use (a tool is required to remove the barrel, we do not have a tool). The left side of the German Silver action is crisply engraved 'Conway' within oval & has foliate decoration. The right ’Stockport’ within oval & has foliate decoration. It has a folding concealed trigger and Dolphin hammer. The action is strong. It has crisp proof marks on the underside of the action and barrel. Its original, undamaged walnut grip has no damage. 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 18604
£395.00

**QUALITY** C1840 Samuel Conway Stockport (Cheshire) 48 Bore German Silver Box Lock Action Percussion Pocket Pistol With Octagonal Blued Steel Barrel Black Powder Proofs, Safety Bolt, Turn Off Barrel & Concealed Folding Trigger. Sn 18603 - 18603
Samuel Conway was an English Cheshire based Gunsmith. In 1840 he is recorded as having premises at 4 Middle Hillgate Stockport (see page 196 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol.2). This is an excellent percussion pocket pistol by Conway. The pistol is 6 ½” overall with a 2” screw off smoothbore blued steel octagonal barrel. The bore is clean (a tool is required to remove the barrel, we do not have a tool). The left side of the German Silver action is crisply engraved 'Conway' on banner within foliate panel. The right ’Stockport’ on banner within foliate panel. It has a sliding safety bolt, folding concealed trigger and Dolphin hammer. The action is strong. It has crisp proof marks on the underside of the action and barrel. Its original, undamaged bag shaped walnut grip has no damage. The price for this nicely marked quality pistol 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 18603
£475.00

American Civil War Era 1864-1870 National Arms Company USA .32 Calibre Moores / Williamsons 1864 Patent 6 Shot Teat Fire Revolver. Sn 18588 - 18588
Manufactured from 1864 to 1870 by National Arms Co Brooklyn, New York, 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 top of the 3 1/4" barrel is faintly ‘National Arms Brooklyn NY’ and the underside with number ‘25623'. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has a blade fore sight and notched hammer rear sight. There is no visible Moores / Williamsons 1864 Patent detail. The brass frame and butt strap are nicely scroll engraved. It has a steel hammer and smooth dark American Rosewood grip. The cocking & firing actions work as they should and it has a captive swivelling extractor bar with hooked end. The 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 18588
£575.00

Early 19th Century Balkan / Turkish Ottoman 20 Bore Miquelet Lock Pistol With Ornately Decorated Brass Covered Frame, Damascus Steel Barrel & ‘Rat Tail’ Butt. Sn 18606 - 18606
This is an attractive Balkans / Turkish Ottoman Pistol. It is 14 ¾”overall with a 7¼” Damascus steel barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel is unsighted. It has its original brass covered full stock ornately decorated with geometric & scroll tooling & clusters of white metal studs . The brass has knocks and bumps to be expected but is totally secure and it has the typical ‘rat tail’ butt. The hammer is fitted with flint. The pistol has steel ram rod which is firmly stuck in the stock's rammer flute. The strong action cocks & dry fires. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 18606
£575.00

**AS FOUND UN-MESSED WITH**American Smith’s 1873 Patent No.41 5 Shot .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Pocket Revolver. Sn 18590 - 18590
This is an original example of the American Smith’s 1873 Patent No.41 5 Shot .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Pocket Revolver in as found & un-messed with condition. The metal work has small traces of factory nickel plating. The revolver has a 2 ½” round steel barrel (7” overall). The barrel’s bore has staining & residue consistent with age & crisp rifling. The top of the cylinder frame is crisply marked 'Smith’s Patent Apr 16 1873 No.41’. It has a blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The action is correctly single action only and works as it should. The original American Rosewood grip is undamaged. The butt of the grip frame has serial number ’3692’. The cylinder is removed for speed loading by pulling forward the sprung cylinder spigot when the pistol is at half cock. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 18590
£495.00

Late 19th Century Charles Lancaster ‘Patent Breech Loader’ 151 New Bond Street, London 14 Bore Double Damascus Barrels Side By Side Hammer Breech Loading Under Lever Slide Break Action Sporting Shotgun. Sn 18587 - 18587
Charles William Lancaster (1820–1878) was an English listed as gun maker and improver of rifles and cannon. Lancaster was the eldest son of Charles Lancaster, gunmaker, of 151 New Bond Street, London. This is a very good Charles Lancaster ‘Patent Breech Loader’ double barrel hammer sporting shotgun made at the 151 New Bond Street London premises. It has 27” Damascus steel barrels. The barrels, set side by side have a central flat top barrel rib and brass bead foresight. The rib is signed ‘Charles Lancaster 151 New Bond Street, London Patent Breech Loader’. The smooth bores are clean. It has its original walnut stock which has just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use and double triggers. The action, hammers and lever have quality tooled decoration. The action plates also have banners with ‘Lancaster London Patent’ and the lever block is signed on both sides ‘Charles Lancaster’s Patent’. The wrist & fore stock have chequered panels. The stock has a stippled butt and an inlaid void silver escutcheon to the underside of the shoulder stock. The Lancaster patent breech loading mechanism works as it should (the lever is moved to the side which allows the barrels to slide forward then break open for breech loading). Its cocking & firing actions work crisply. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18587
£875.00

**VERY EARLY**MINT RIFLED BORE**Victorian 1861 British WD Enfield .577 Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Cavalry Carbine With Saddle Bar, Ring & Regulation Brass Fittings. Sn 18608 - 18608
This is an original, early, 1861 dated British Enfield Cavalry Carbine. It has all original wood work & metal work throughout. It has a heavy military percussion hammer and the lock plate is crisply stamped Crown VR (Victoria Regina) & 'Enfield’ with '1861' date & WD inspection mark. Its 20" barrel (36½” overall) has a near mint bore clean and bright with crisp rifling. It has a flip up graduated ladder rear sight and block & blade fore sight. It has an under barrel captive swivel ramrod with round end cap. The carbine also has brass fore end block, trigger guard with extended tang & butt plate. It is complete with steel saddle bar & ring. It cocks & dry fires crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion Carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18608
£2,200.00

**VERY RARE**ONE OF ONLY 15,000**MINT BORE**American 1869 – 1871 Patent, Evans Rifle Manufacturing Company, Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA .44 Evans Obsolete Calibre, 34 Round Repeating Sporting Rifle With Internal Magazine. Sn 18481 - 18481
The Evans Repeater is often considered to be one of the oddest rifles to ever be produced in the United States. The Evans was invented by Warren R. Evans, a dentist from Thomaston, Maine. With the help of his brother George, they perfected the rifle and started the "Evans Rifle Manufacturing Company" of Mechanic Falls, Maine in 1873. The rifle has a radial block receiver similar to the Spencer rifle, but the rounds were fed from an Archimedean-screw magazine which formed the spine of the rifle stock and could hold up to 34 rounds. The fluted cartridge carrier made a quarter turn each time the lever was operated, feeding a new cartridge into the breech. The round was unique to the rifle and hard to find. The Evans Repeating Rifle is very rare, only 15,000 Evans repeating rifle were produced between 1873 and 1879 when the Company ceased trading. The Evans repeating rifle holds the distinction of being the only firearm mass-produced in the state of Maine in the 19th Century. This original example of the Evan’s repeater is in excellent condition. The metal work has been re-blued to a high standard at some point in its life and its original wood stock with chequered panel at the fore stock are clean with no damage. The 28 ½” steel barrel’s bore is near mint clean & bright with crisp rifling (48 ½” overall length). The top of the barrel is signed ‘Evan’s Sporting Rifle’. The rifle is fitted with single sling swivel, a flip up ladder rear sight and blade fore sight. It has the correct steel butt plate with tube magazine port which has a sliding cover. The action works crisply. The price for this piece of American firearms history includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 18481
£1,875.00

1890’s British Charles (Chas) Osborne & Co London Martini Action .577 x.450 Obsolete Calibre Sporting Rifle. Sn 18448 - 18448
Charles Osborne commenced trading under his own name C1845 in Lichfield Street, Birmingham but by 1855 he was in Whittall Street, Birmingham where he maintained premises right up until 1928 when the business was acquired by Skimin & Wood, a highly respected gunmaker to the trade. Osborne first opened for business in London in 1881 in the vicinity of Houses of Parliament where he stayed until the business left London in 1928. Charles Osborne became a Limited company in 1896.This is an excellent Martini action sporting rifle by Osborne & Co. The underside of the action is numbered ‘1550’. The metal work is undamaged. The wood work is all original and has a chequered panel wrist and fore stock. It has a steel butt plate & sling swivel lugs. The 28” barrel has a clean bore with crisp multi groove rifling and the rifle measures 45 ½” overall length. The barrel is marked ‘.450’ (calibre) and has small inspection mark. The barrel has a block and blade fore sight and flip up ladder rear sight. The rifle’s cocking & firing actions work crisply. The price 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 18448
£1,545.00

Victorian British WD 1885 BSA & M Co (Birmingham Small Arms & Machine Company) Snider MK III .577 Calibre Cavalry Carbine Marked ‘NSW PSCC’ To The Australian New South Wales Public School Cadet Corps. Sn 18447 - 18447
This is an original British .577 Snider MK III Cavalry Carbine. The Snider action was introduced to British service in 1866 and muzzle loading Enfield Carbines were converted to allow the use of the .577 calibre brass cartridge. They remained in use until the Martini Henry was introduced. This BSA & M Co (Birmingham Small Arms & Machine Company) cavalry carbine made in 1885 has a 19 ¼” barrel (37 ½” overall). The bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has a brass butt plate with trap and brass trigger guard. The woodwork is undamaged and the stock has an impressed Birmingham 1885 WD Roundel together with Australian New South Wales marks ‘NSW above ‘PSCC’ (New South Wales Public School Cadet Corps) indicating re-issue to the NSW cadets after British service, ‘III’ (MK 3 designation) & weapon number ‘5’ (School cadets have been in existence in Australia for over 100 years. The first unit was established in Australia in 1866). The action plate is crisply marked with the Victoria Crown 'V.R' (Victoria Regina), dated 1885 and has the 'BSA & M Co' manufacturer's stamp together with inspection mark. The top of the breech is stamped 'III' model designation. The hinged breech cover has WD inspection marks and the correct knurled steel breech release catch. The breech and barrel is nicely marked with Victorian proof/inspection marks. The carbine has a fixed foresight and adjustable ladder rear sight. The action is strong and works as it should. The price for this nicely marked Cavalry 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 a part of a collection or display. Sn 18447
£1,575.00
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