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C1780 British Naval Brass Cannon Barrelled 1.5 Bore Boarding Flintlock Musketoon With Ram Rod. Sn 17555:1 - 17555:1
This an excellent brass barrelled flintlock musketoon. These weapons were used by sailors when boarding ships during attacks or repelling enemy crews attacking their vessels. It is 35 ¾” overall with a large bell mouth 19 ½” long brass cannon barrel. The mouth of the barrel measures 36mm (approx. 1.5 bore). The barrel has crisp British black powder proofs. The bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. It has a plain steel service flintlock. Its heavy military Swan neck hammer is fitted with flint. It has its original, undamaged Walnut stock with brass mounts including butt plate, ram rod flutes, trigger guard with extended tang and side plate. The butt plate tang and side plate have nice period engraved martial banners and arms. It has its original steel ram rod. The weapon’s cocking and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a private collection or display. Sn 17555:1
£1,875.00

**MINT BORE**QUALITY** C1870 Victorian British William Powell & Son Carr’s Lane Birmingham Yeomanry Cavalry Officer’s Private Purchase Martini Patent .577x .450 Obsolete Calibre Cavalry Carbine. Sn 17512. - 17512
Since 1802 William Powell have made exclusive handmade shotguns which are prized the world over. Their present shop in Birmingham City Centre has three departments selling guns and hunting accessories. In 1860 Powell began working from 13 Carrs Lane and bcame a destination for sporting enthusiasts for the next 148 years. This is an excellent Victorian Officer’s Yeomanry Cavalry private purchase .577x .450, Martini Patent carbine by Powell & Son made at their Carr’s Lane premises. It has all original woodwork with chequered panel wrist and fore stock. It has its original steel butt plate, flip up ladder rear sight and ramp blade fore sight. It has its original steel cleaning rod. The metal work retains its original blue finish. The 21” barrel has small inspection marks and a near mint bore, clean and bright with crisp rifling. The underside of the action is stamped ‘LM 17467 LM’. The left side of the action is signed ‘Wm Powell & Son Carr’s Lane Birmingham’. The right side ‘Martinis Patent’. The action works correctly. The price 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 17512
£1,375.00

American Wild West Era,1891, Winchester USA Model 1886 Lever Action .40-82 WCF Obsolete Calibre Rifle With Octagonal Barrel,Full Length Tube Magazine & Calibre Confirmation Certificate With Resin Chamber Cast. Sn 17496 - 17496
The Winchester Model 1886 was a lever-action repeating rifle designed by John Browning to handle some of the more powerful cartridges of the period. This is an excellent, original example of the Model 1886 chambered in UK obsolete calibre .40-82 WCF (Winchester Centre Fire). The calibre has been confirmed by patent detail on the rifle and a resin casting of the rifle’s chamber. A certificate of calibre confirmation and the casting accompany the rifle. The rifle has a 26" octagonal barrel & measures a large 45" overall. The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has all original undamaged walnut woodwork. The breech tang is crisply stamped 'Model 1886' and the action tang under the lever has ‘Pat Oct 14 1884 Jan 20 1885’ patent detail. The weapon is serial number 57935 which dates its manufacture to 1891. It has a brass blade fore sight, an adjustable rear sight, steel butt plate and full length tube magazine. It's lever, loading and firing actions work as they should. The 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 17496
£2,450.00

QUALITY, MINT BORES, Victorian, English, Westley Richards, 16 Bore, Double Damascus Barrel Break Action Top Lever Pin Fire Shotgun. Sn 17488 - 17488
The renowned English Gunsmiths Westley Richards & Co have been making unique and best quality shotguns and rifles for over 200 years. This is a Victorian 16 Bore double barrel pin fire shotgun made by Westley Richards. It has lovely all original Walnut furniture with finely chequered wrist and fore stock. The stock has a void German silver escutcheon on the underside and German silver stock mounts. The shotgun with double 29 ½” Damascus steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. It measures 45 ¾” overall. The barrels smooth bores are near mint, clean and bright. The top barrel rib is signed by the maker ‘Patent Westley Richards 170 New Bond St London’. The action plates are signed by the maker ‘Westley Richards’ among foliate engraved decoration. The top lever is marked ‘Westley Richards Patent’ among foliate decoration. The hammers and trigger guard with extended tang have foliate engraved decoration as does the steel butt plate tang. The trigger guard tang is also numbered ‘11433’. It has a small brass post fore sight. The loading & firing actions of the weapon work as they should. The price for this quality piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre pin fire shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17488
£975.00

QUALITY, C1860, English, William John Harvey Exeter Double Damascus Barrel 10 Bore Muzzle Loading Percussion Shotgun. Sn 17489 - 17489
The English Gunsmith William James Harvey is recorded as having premises at 68 South Street Exeter between 1855 & 1874 (see page 241 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol 2). This is an excellent double barrel shotgun made by Harvey C1860. It has excellent all original Walnut furniture. The underside of the stock has a void German silver ‘Game Bird In Flight’ escutcheon. The shotgun with double 28”, Damascus steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. It measures 44” overall. The barrel has a small brass bead fore sight. The action, hammers and trigger guard with extended tang have quality foliate engraved decoration. The top of the stock’s wrist has a void inlaid German silver scutcheon. Both side plates are signed ‘ Harvey Exeter’. The cocking & firing actions of the weapon work as they should. The barrels smooth bores have just light staining consistent with age & use. Shotgun has its original wood ram rod with brass end caps. The 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 17489
£895.00

C1865 Foreign Export ‘Superior English Manufacture’ Martini Action 577x450 Obsolete Calibre Carbine. Sn 17471 - 17472
This is a very good Foreign export Martini Action 577x540 calibre carbine. The carbine has a 19" barrel (36” overall). It has all original walnut full stock with chequered panel fore end and wrist. It has a steel butt plate. The action including the lever have quality hand tooled foliate decoration. The left and right sides of the action have panels within the decoration which contain what appear to be Islamic script marks. The top of the barrel rib has tooled decoration and Ladder rear sight. It has a fixed foresight. The carbine has 3 sling swivel lugs and steel cleaning rod. The weapon’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. It's loading and firing actions work as they should. The barrel is double marked ‘Reg Trade mark’ above stylised device Trademark (unknown maker, illustrated). The barrel also has ‘577/450’ calibre detail and ‘450 with inspection/proof mark’. The top of the barrel is signed ‘Superior English Manufacture’. The price for this carbine worthy of further research regarding the manufacturer includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre black powder weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17472
£1,375.00

Marlin USA Safety Model 1892 .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Lever Action Rifle With Octagonal Barrel & Tube Magazine. Sn 17515 - 17515
This is an increasingly hard to find Marlin Model 1892 lever action rifle in obsolete calibre .32 RF. It has all of its original woodwork which has just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The blued metalwork is excellent. The rifle’s leaver action loading and firing mechanisms work as they should. Its 23 ½” barrel has a clean rifled bore (40 ½” overall length). The top of the barrel is marked with the Marlin Fire-Arms Co. New Haven address & patents for 1878- 1892. It has an external hammer & full length tube magazine. The top of the action is marked 'Marlin Safety'. The underside of the frame is stamped with number '265284'. The action tang is marked ‘Model 1892’. The action / firing mechanism can be quickly exposed for inspection / cleaning by unscrewing a bolt on the right side of the action. It has a curved steel butt plate, brass 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 17515
£1,475.00

**BEST QUALITY**MINT BORE** C1865 Earl Of Morton Conaglen Ardgour Cased, Alexander Henry Martini Action 577x450 Obsolete Calibre Carbine & Accessories. Sn 17472 - 17472
The title Earl of Morton was created in the Peerage of Scotland in 1458 for James Douglas of Dalkeith. Along with it, the title Lord Aberdour was granted. This latter title is the courtesy title for the eldest son and heir to the Earl of Morton. The family seat is Dalmahoy Farms, near Kirknewton, West Lothian. The Conaglen estate (Scottish West Coast Highlands) was purchased from the Macleans of Ardgour (The Douglas family) by the 18th Earl of Morton after the death of Alexander, 13th of Ardgour in 1858. Sholto John Douglas, 18th Earl of Morton (1818–1884) used Conaglen house as a shooting lodge. Alexander Henry (1818-1894) was a Scottish gunsmith, based in Edinburgh, and designer of the Henry rifling and barrel used in the iconic Martini-Henry British Service rifle. In 1872 he was appointed "gun and rifle manufacturer to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales". This is a cased best quality Martini Action 577x540 calibre military calibre carbine by Alexander Henry once owned by the Earl of Morton most likely Sholto John Douglas, 18th Earl of Morton. The rifle has a 22" barrel (38 ½” overall). It has beautiful all original walnut full stock with polished horn fore end block, chequered panel fore end and wrist. The underside of the shoulder stock is inlaid with void brass disc. The steel butt plate, the whole of the action including the lever and trigger guard have best quality hand tooled foliate decoration. The right side of the action is crisply engraved 'Alexr Henry’ and the left ‘Edinburgh & London’. The lever is numbered ‘6050’. The top of the barrel rib has tooled decoration and 5 silver lined leaf sights graduated 100 to 500 yards. It has a silver dot blade foresight. The rifle has sling swivel lugs and steel cleaning rod. The weapon has a near mint bore, bright and clean with crisp rifling. It's loading and firing actions work as they should. The weapon is contained in its period Oak transit case with hinged lid, lock (key absent), 2 sliding brass catches and leather carry handle. The edges of the case have reinforcing brass plates. The case has a brass disc set into the lid engraved ‘Earl Of Morton Conaglen Ardgour NB’. The case is lined with green felt and the inside of the lid has a ‘Westley Richards’ trade label. The inside of the case is contoured to fit the rifle and it's accessories which include a glass oil bottle with brass screw top lid which has an integral oil applicator. The lid has a stylised monogram, an ebony handled steel cleaning rod. A 2 piece leather strap or sling with brass buckles and a single inert deactivated 577x450 round of ammunition by Kynoch. The price for this superb cased piece includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre black powder weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17472
£5,950.00

C1860’s English H. Taylor Rochester (Kent) Single Damascus Barrel Breech Loading 10 Bore Black Powder Obsolete Calibre Sporting Shotgun. A 1048 - A 1048 / 17476
This Victorian era sporting shotgun has a 33” Damascus steel barrel (49 ½” overall). The barrel’s smooth bore is clean. It has a walnut stock with steel furniture. The wood work has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The underside of the shoulder stock is inlaid with void German silver escutcheon. The fore stock and wrist have chequered panels. The action plate is signed ‘H. Taylor’ and the barrel ‘H. Taylor Rochester’ (unknown). The barrel has a small bead foresight. The action, hammer and hammer plate tang have foliate engraved decoration. It’s under lever break action, cocking and firing mechanisms work as they should. The price for this shotgun worthy of further research regarding the maker includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre percussion shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of collection or display. A 1048
£895.00

**RARE**MINT BORE** British Military 1856 Patent Calisher & Terry .30 Obsolete Calibre Capping Breech Loading Carbine. Sn 17473 - 17473
This is a rare, 1856 patent Calisher & Terry .30 bore military capping breech loader carbine. These carbines were developed for the British Army and tested by them in 1858. It passed test and 1,000 carbines were ordered for use by cavalry units and its popularity spread throughout the Commonwealth. The Calisher and Terry Carbine is also associated with the Confederate Army during the American Civil War - specifically one is known to have been carried by Major General J.E.B. Stuart, C.S.A. & another was owned by Confederate President Jefferson Davis. This example is in excellent original condition. It is 37 ½” overall with a 21” barrel. The bore is near mint, clean and bright with crisp rifling. The breech is signed ‘Terry’s patent 30 bore’. The hammer, action, ram rod, walnut stock and steel 2 piece clearing rod with pull through attachment in butt trap are all original and present. The action works correctly and the hammer action is strong. The carbine has a block & blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight and sling swivels. This is a rare early military breech loading carbine. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre, antique carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 17473
£2,450.00
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