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Victorian French Long Gun Size Polished Flattened Cow Horn Black Powder Flask With Graduated Brass Charger & Hanging Rings Fitted With Copper Chain. Sn 18593 - 18593
This is an excellent, original, complete, French form , Victorian, Black Powder Flask for pistols . It is similar in form to chargers illustrated on page 395 item 1168-2 of the Powder Flask Book by Riling. It measures 9” overall length and the polished, flattened horn flask and the flat brass base secured by pins is 1 ¼” x 3” . The horn is clean and has nice colour. It has a brass throat cap with sprung brass opening lever. There are no visible manufacturer marks on the flask. The sprung lever charger is graduated ’65-70-75-80’ grains. The horn is fitted with 2 small brass rings mounted with copper chain. The price for this attractive gun size flask includes UK delivery. Sn 18593
£295.00

**MINT BORE**Victorian Volunteer’s private Purchase Saxton London ‘The Regulation’ Martini Henry .577x .450 Short Lever Rifle. Sn 19030 - 19030
This is a Victorian Volunteer’s private purchase Martini Henry, short lever rifle. It has its original woodwork throughout which has just the bumps & bruises to be expected with age and service use. It has a block & blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels, cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The 33” steel barrel’s bore is near mint clean and bright, the rifling sharp and well defined. The barrel has British proof marks. The metal work has even patina. The action works correctly and is fully functional. The top of the barrel is signed ‘Saxon London’ (unknown) and the action is marked ‘The Regulation’. The price for this rifle worthy of further research regarding the maker 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 19030
£1,495.00

**MINT BORE**BRITISH NITRO PROOFED**Victorian 1887 MK IV Enfield Martini Henry .577x .450 Long Lever British Service Rifle With British WD & Nepalese NEP Marks. Sn 19029 - 19029
This is an original MK IV 1887 dated .577x .450 Martini Henry, long lever Service Rifle. It has its original woodwork throughout which has just the bumps & bruises to be expected with age and service use. The all original stock is impressed with India / Nepalese Arsenal marks and 1908 date (illustrated) indicating that it was re issued for use in Nepal / India after British service. It has a block & blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels, cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The 33” steel barrel’s bore is near mint clean and bright, the rifling sharp and well defined. The barrel has British WD ordnance / proof marks and is British Nitro proofed. The metal work has even patina. The action works correctly and is fully functional. The action is faintly stamped on the right side Crown VR (Victoria Regina) Enfield, ‘Mark IV I’ model designation and dated '1887'. 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 19029
£1,295.00

**RARE**MINT BORE**ZULU WAR ERA**1870’s Victorian British Swinburn’s Patent Martini Action 577 x 450 Obsolete Calibre Carbine With Henry Rifling By V&R Blakemore London / Abingdon Works Regiment Marked ‘NMP’ To The Natal Mounted Police. Sn 19028 - 19028
The Swinburn rifle in outward appearance is very similar to a Martini Henry, however the action is of the Swinburn patent. In simple terms this has a falling block and cocking lever as in a Martini, but employs a V leaf spring and hammer to strike the firing pin and has an additional side lever which allows the hammer to be cocked without operating the under lever. In the Mid 1870’s The Colonial Government of Natal purchased quantities of Swinburn patent Martini action carbines & rifles to arm their Police & Volunteers. This is an excellent and rare to find Natal Mounted Police issue Swinburn Patent rifle. The action has the correct additional side mounted Swinburn cocking lever and is stamped ‘V&R Blackmore London Swinburns Patent’ (although marked Blackmore this rifle was almost certainly made by the Abingdon Gun works which was a partnership of leading members of the guntrade in which John Field Swinburn was a major shareholder). The barrel is stamped ‘Henry’s Patent (rifling) A&T (Adams & Tait Birmingham)’ & numbered ‘264’. The barrel is regiment marked ‘NMP’ to the Natal Mounted Police and weapon number ‘180’. The metal work is undamaged and has even patina. The wood work is all original and has just the bumps & bruises to be expected with age and it has a chequered grip panels at the wrist and fore stock. The stock has a steel butt plate with trap and polished horn fore end block. The rifle has sling swivels and bayonet bar. The 23” barrel has a near mint bore clean and bright with crisp Henry Patent rifling. It measures 40” overall. The carbine has a block and blade fore sight and flip up graduated ladder rear sight. The rifle’s cocking & firing actions work as they should. The price for this historic piece 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 19028
£2,450.00

**MATCHING NUMBERS**C1870 -1880 Colt USA No.1 .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre ‘Knuckle Duster’ Derringer With English Proofs. Sn 19025 - 19025
Colt made their No.1 Derringer between 1870 and 1880. Colt designs were used by other American Arms manufacturer’s. This is an excellent original .41 RF Calibre ‘Knuckle Duster’ Colt’s No.1 derringer made for the English market. It measures 5” overall with a 2 ½” barrel which has a flat top with brass blade fore sight. The rifled bore has staining consistent with age. The barrel’s flat top is marked by the maker ‘Colt Mfg Hartford Ct USA No.1’ between Maltese cross marks. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘1940’ and has English black powder proofs. It has a spurred grooved hammer incorporating a ‘v’ notch rear sight & it has a sheathed trigger. It has a hook handle with the appearance of a knuckle duster (the heavy handle could be used to strike an assailant). The butt has matching number ‘1940’ and the steel frame has foliate scroll work decoration. The barrel swings to the left for loading by sliding a knurled steel button on the frame to the rear. Its loading and firing actions work correctly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique, obsolete calibre derringer no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 19025
£975.00

C1880 Brass Framed .41 Rim Fire Calibre ‘Knuckle Duster’ Derringer (Colt No.1) By Moore’s Patent Firearms Co New York. Sn 19024 - 19024
Colt made the No.1 Derringer between 1870 and 1880. Colt designs were used by other American Arms manufacturer’s. This is an excellent original .41 RF Calibre Brass Framed ‘Knuckle Duster’ Derringer By The Moores Patent Firearms Co New York identical to Colt’s No.1 derringer. It measures 5” overall with a 2 ¾” barrel which has a flat ribbed top with brass blade fore sight. The barrel has light foliate engraving and the top rib is crisply marked by the manufacturer ‘Moore’s Patent Firearms Co Brooklyn NY’. The underside of the barrel has a faint indistinct number possibly ‘4069’. The barrel's rifled bore has staining and residue consistent with age. It has a spurred steel hammer incorporating a ‘v’ rear sight & sheathed trigger. It has a brass hooked handle with the appearance of a knuckle duster (the heavy brass handle could be used to strike an assailant). The handle has fine chequering and foliate engraving. The barrel swings to the left for loading. The barrel moves by operation of a sliding knurled steel catch on the right side of the frame. Its loading and firing actions work correctly. The price 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 19024
£875.00

**RARE**British Royal Engineers & Royal Navy Webley MK II 1880 Model Brass Safety Fuse Igniter Pistol. Sn 19027 - 19027
Military Safety Fuse igniter pistols were developed to allow demolition charge fuses/ cords to be ignited at a great distance by Military & Civilian users. The cord was attached to the screw off sleeved barrel and a percussion cap/charge loaded into the hinged breech of the pistol to ignite the detonation cord/fuse when fired. This is an excellent Webley MK II 1880 Model fuse igniter pistol. These pistols were issued to Royal Engineers and the Royal Navy (see pages 157 & 231, plate A of the book ‘The Webley Story’ by Dowell). It has a solid brass frame and excellent undamaged chequered panel walnut stock with steel military lanyard ring lug. The breech cover is numbered ‘29’. Frame has ‘II’ (MK 2 designation) and other letters and numbers (illustrated). It has a steel hammer and trigger. The hinged breech cover catch operates as it should. The barrel measures 3 ½” length and it measures 7 ½” overall. The pistol functions correctly in single action only. No licence is required to own this antique fuse igniter in the UK. Sn 19027
£675.00

C1850 English 80 Bore Over & Under Double Revolving ‘Turn Over’ Percussion Pistol With Turn Off Barrels. Sn 18996 - 18996
This is a nice English turn over percussion pistol made C1850. The pistol has a steel Dolphin hammer, trigger guard and round steel barrels. The action hammer and trigger guard have tooled foliate decoration. There are no visible manufacturer marks on the pistol. The pistol features a nice 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. The Walnut grip is excellent and has chequered panels for grip. The back of the grip is inlaid with void white metal escutcheon. The pistol has black powder proofs. The pistol measures 6 ¾” overall & has 2 ¼” turn off steel barrels (to remove the barrels a tool is required which would be inserted into the muzzle of each barrel to allow the barrels to be screwed off. The muzzles are notched to accept the tool. We do not have the tool to remove the barrels).The smooth bores of each barrel have staining consistent with age. The cocking & firing actions work crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB No licence is required to own this antique percussion pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18996
£495.00

C1830 English, S. Brown 54 Bore Round Brass Action Percussion Pocket Pistol With Turn Off Steel Barrel & Concealed Trigger. Sn 18993:2 - 18993:2
This is a percussion pocket pistol made C1830. The pistol is 6 ½” overall with a 2 ¼” screw off steel barrel (a tool is required to turn off the barrel, we do not have the tool). The barrel’s smooth bore has just staining consistent with age. The left side of the round brass action is engraved with rubbed name 'S. Brown' next to foliate engraved decoration. The right has foliate decoration together with an indistinct word most likely a place name (illustrated in image 2). The underside of the action and barrel have proofs. It has a sliding safety bolt, folding concealed trigger and Dolphin hammer. The action works crisply. Its walnut grip is excellent with fine chequering and is inlaid with a void silver escutcheon. The price for this pistol worthy of further research 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 18993:2
£375.00

C1810 English Wallis (George & John Wallis Hull) 54 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Turn Off Barrel Sn 18993:1 - 18993:1
This is a nice English flintlock pocket pistol made C1810. The pistol is 7 ¼” overall with 2 ½” 54 bore turn off barrel barrel. The smoothbore has just staining to be expected with age. The left side of the action is engraved with the maker's name 'Wallis' within Martial banners (most likely George & John Wallis were English Gunmakers with premises at Mytongate, Hull, Yorkshire between 1804 & 1822). The right side has matching banners with void oval. The rear of the action has a sliding safety bolt. The underside of the action has English proofs. The trigger guard is decorated with a flower head design. It has a bag shaped wood grip. The hammer is fitted with flint. The pistol's cocking and firing mechanisms work crisply. 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 18993:1
£475.00
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