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C.1875- 1885, Mint, Remington .41 Rim-fire Double Barrelled Over & Under Derringer In Original Box With Cleaning Rod. - A 1105
This is a near mint Remington .41 rim-fire double barrelled over and under Derringer pistol in its original cardboard box with its cleaning rod, brown paper and two copper fired cartridges. The gun is circa 1885 is approximately 5 inches long and is engraved on the top of barrel Remington Arms Co. Ilion. N.Y. The barrels rifleing is clean and well defined, retaining most of their original blueing. The serial number 773 is stamped under the barrels. The frame retains most of its original bluing and there are no cracks to it. The gun is fitted with pearl grips retained by a single screw. The guns mechanism is crisp and the hinge is in perfect original condition. It has no damage, wear or repair. The firing mechanism works as it should. The top and bottom lids of the box bear a trade label to both ends and the top is embossed with REMINGTON. The box is fastened by metal staples. Because of its small size and ease of concealment it became very popular by gentlemen who felt the need for a small defensive handgun. The gun was often carried by gamblers and women who wanted an easily concealable gun. The price for this rare to find original boxed Remington derringer includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 1105

**UNUSUAL** NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA** Late 1700’s – Early 1800’s, British .750 Musket Calibre, Flintlock Cavalry Carbine, Officer’s Private Purchase By Mortimer London, Regiment Marked ‘26’ (To The 26th Light Dragoons) With Steel Ram Rod. Sn 14750. - 14750
This is an excellent example of an unusual variant Officer’s private purchase Cavalry carbine. It has nice patina to the metal work throughout. It has a heavy military hammer fitted with flint. The lock plate is crisply stamped by the manufacturer ‘Mortimer’ (many Gunsmiths named Mortimer are recorded as working in London during the 1700’s & 1800’s). It has a 19” barrel (34 ½” overall) and is .750 musket calibre. The smooth bore has light staining consistent with age. The top of the barrel is stamped with black powder proofs & ‘London’. It has its original steel ram rod, grooved breech rear sight and block fore sight. The carbine also has brass fore end block, ram rod mounts, void inlaid brass escutcheon, trigger guard with extended tang & butt plate which is engraved with Regiment mark ‘26’ (most likely to The 26th Light Dragoons. The Regiment was raised 25th March 1795, renumbered in 1803 as the 23rd Light Dragoons. The Regiment was disbanded after the Napoleonic wars in 1819). It is complete all original, undamaged Walnut furniture in Brown Bess form of the era. It’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock Carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14750

**VERY RARE** Un-Altered, 1859 Dated, 32 Bore, Jacob Double Rifled Barrel Percussion Rifle By Swinburn & Co To The Indian Jacob's Rifles Battalion. Sn 14786 - 14786
In the history of firearms, the military double rifle invented by British General John Jacob of the Indian Army was probably one of the most ambitious designs ever devised. General Jacob was a fascinating person, one of those larger than life mid-19th century characters whose career reads more like a novel than fact. He tamed great portions of India’s wild Northwest Frontier & set up civil administrations. As an improvement on the British issue Brunswick Rifle, which fired a belted round ball, he devised a symmetrical conical projectile with studs that mechanically fit in the rifle’s bore, giving far better accuracy than the Brunswick. He continued his work, to include the invention of a bullet with a fulminate nose plug that exploded upon contact that was felt would be great for blowing up enemy artillery at long distances. At about the same time he invented the double rifle, and figured that style would perfectly suit his rifling system. In the mid-1850s Jacob contracted with British gunsmith Swinburn & Son to make the unusual arms. Each rifle had a special patchbox proudly engraved with the proposed unit’s name, “Jacob’s Rifles”. Jacob raised a Battalion of native riflemen and armed them with his double gun. “Jacob’s Rifles,” as the unit was to be called, numbered about 1,000 officers and men, 900 of whom were issued with Jacob’s very expensive rifles. Some time after Jacob's death in 1858, the rifles issued to his troops were put back into stores and the troops were given more conventional long arms. Ultimately the doubles were released from service and sold for large game hunting use, some having either one or both barrels converted to smoothbore to allow a choice of shot or bullet. This very rare, excellent, original Jacob double-barreled rifle has not been altered in any way and retains its original military double rifled barrels which are 32 bore. The barrels measure 24” and the gun’s overall length is 40”. Both barrels are clean and the rifling is crisp and well defined. This weapon has its original military bayonet lug. Its sights are graduated to a very optimistic 2,000 yards. (The 6-inch-long rear leaf was so contrived that to use it at an extreme range it had to be fired from the chest). The rifle's cocking and double trigger firing action work crisply. Its wood work and metal are in excellent condition with just the minor bumps & bruises on the wood to be expected of a weapon of this age. Its hammer plates are both faintly marked 'Swinburn & Son 1859' and its patch box lid, crisply marked 'Jacob's Rifles'. The rifle is complete with original ram rod and sling swivels. The price for this innovative, historic piece which is one of only 900 made includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14786

**QUALITY** American Civil War Era Double Barrelled .44” Patched Ball Calibre Muzzle Loading Kentucky Plains Rifle By Nelson Delany Pennsylvania With Fine Cast Steel Barrels & German Silver Fittings. Sn 12466 - 12466
Nelson Delany was an American gunmaker of Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He is recorded as working at Wyomissing Creek C1845 and active until C1872. This is a fine double barrelled .44 patched ball Kentucky Plains rifle made in the American Civil War era by Delany. It has a beautiful Walnut stock with figured cheek piece, German Silver fittings including a patch box with hinged lid, curved butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang and stock mounts. Its 31” barrels set side by side with flat top rib have clean bores with crisp micro rifling. The rifle measures 48" overall. The The top rib is engraved ‘Fine Cast Steel’. Both side plates are crisply marked by the American manufacturer ‘N. Delany’. The rifle has an ebonised ramrod with brass end cap, sling swivels, German Silver blade fore sight and adjustable rear sight. It has double triggers and heavy dolphin hammers. The weapon cocks and dry fires crisply. The price for this quality Kentucky double rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 12466

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 11/08) Pair Of C1840 English Thomas Smith London 50 Bore Percussion Pocket Pistols With Turn Off Barrels. Sn 19780 - 19780
Thomas Smith was a London based Gunmaker with premises at 10 Rray Street Clerkenwell & 15 Great Portland Street 1829-1830. He then went into partnership with Robert Alden operating as Smith & Alden 1826-1835. Smith is then recorded as working alone again at 55 Parliament Street 1836-41, 3 Bridge Street Westminster 1842-43, 288 High Holborn 1845-47 & 13 Little Compton Street 1849-1860 (see page 204 of British Gumakers Vol.1 by Brown). This a nice pair of percussion pocket pistols made C1840 by Thomas Smith. They are each 6 ½”overall with 2” screw off barrels. The barrel’s smooth bores have staining & residue consistent with age and use. The underside of their barrel sections on the actions have black powder proofs. Their actions are decorated on both sides with foliate panels. One action is signed ‘T.Smith’, on the other only ‘Smith’ is visible. The reverse of each action are marked ‘London’. They have their original bag shaped walnut grips in excellent condition. The back of each grip are inlaid with void German Silver escutcheons. The trigger guards are decorated with a stylised star motif. The weapons cock and dry fire crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB As antique percussion pistols no licence is required to own them in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 19780

Imperial German 11mm Mauser M1871/84, 8 Shot Tube Magazine Rifle. Sn - 19819
This is an Imperial German 11mm Mauser Model 1871/84 rifle. The rifle was developed from the single shot model 1871 rifle which was improved and modified into a repeating rifle with a the insertion of a tubular magazine enclosed within the fore end to hold 8 rounds of ammunition that was similar to the Swiss Vettrli rifles of the period. This gun was the first magazine fed gun in the German army. The design of the rifle, introduced into service in 1884 was quickly superseded by the invention of smokeless powder as a propellant which was vastly superior to the older black powders used on the Mauser M1871/84 and similar rifles. The Mauser Gewehr 1888 quickly superseded the M1871/84 in the German army and gun was regulated to secondary use including use in the First World War. This rifle was made at the Imperial Amberg armoury which is stamped on the barrel together with various proof marks and the serial number 15876 which is repeated on the receiver. The side of the receiver is stamped I.G.Mod 71/84 on one side and 1887 (manufacturing date) on the other side. The barrel’s rifling has staining & residue consistent with age & use. The gun has a full length tube magazine, steel butt plate, blade foresight & adjustable rear sight. The weapon’s cocking & firing mechanism work correctly. The rifle has the usual bumps and bruises with service use. NB. As an obsolete calibre weapon, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 19819

SOLD SOLD 30/07) Mid 1800's Smith & Wesson Transitional Model 1 ½ 'Tip Up' Barrel .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 5 Shot Revolver. Sn 19815 - 19815
The American Civil War created a large demand for handguns of all shapes and sizes. S&W had been successfully producing their Model 1 Pocket Revolvers and Their Model 2 belt revolver. There was however a demand for a pocket revolver in a larger calibre than their Model 1 .22 Calibre pistol. To cater for the demand S&W introduced their Model 1 ½. This pistol referred to as the 'Transitional Model ½’ was made using some parts taken from the production line of their Model 1 and Model 2 revolvers. This is a good original example of the Smith & Wesson Transitional Model 1 ½ 'Tip Up' Barrel 5 shot Revolver in .32 Rim Fire Calibre. It has a brass blade fore sight & 'v' notch plate rear sight. The metal work has even aged patina and its original dark wood grip has just bumps and bruises to be expected. The butt is numbered 58671. It has a sheathed trigger and the top of its 3 ½” barrel with top rib is marked with S&W name & Patent detail (illustrated). The rifled bore is clean. The pistol measures 7 ¾” overall and its single action firing mechanism works crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 19815

Turkish, WW1, Gallipoli Battlefield Bring Back Turkish M.87 Mauser (9.5 x 60R) Rifle. British Officers Bring Back Rifle With Provenance, & An ex Display Weapon At Sandhurst, Sn - 19820
This is an original Turkish Model 78 Mauser (9.5 x 60R) Rifle that was retrieved from the battlefield at Gallipoli in WW1 by a British officer and brought back to England. The rifle has been on display at Sandhurst ever since and has only recently been sold off as no longer being required. The Model 87 Mauser is a bolt action rifle with an 8 round tubular magazine underneath the barrel for the 9.5 x 60R blackpowder round which was the last of the Mauser blackpowder military rounds and probably one of the best military blackpowder rounds made. The rifle became obsolete with the advent or the smokeless powder 8mm Mauser rifle of 1888. This rifle has a mint bore with a standard 30 inch barrel. The gun has various Turkish Army and ordnance marks to the breach and barrel. The rifle has much old solidified preservative to the breach and bolt. The rifle is complete with both sling swivels and the action works as it should. The stock has bumps and bruises from its previous military use. 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. The price for this rare and historic Gallipoli rifle includes UK delivery. Sn 19820

C1860's American Merwin & Bray Firearms Co New York 5 Shot Brass Framed .30 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Single Action Revolver Converted From Cup Primed Teat Fire With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 19816 - 19816
An original cup primed Teat fire revolver by Merwin & Bray Firearms Co New York period converted to rim fire . It has a 3 ½” octagonal barrel with top rib which is marked “Merwin & Bray Firearms Co NY”. “Merwin & Bray New York” is repeated on another barrel flat. It has an undamaged brass frame stamped “1427” which is repeated on the underside of the barrel. The barrel’s bore has just light staining and crisp rifling. The front sight is a half round German silver blade. It has a grooved frame rear sight. Originally as a teat fire revolver it would have had a captive ejector rod mounted on the side of the frame to eject the front loaded teat fire cartridges, the ejector rod has been removed as part of the conversion to rim fire and the cylinder which would have been sealed at the breech end, replaced with open cylinders for rim fire cartridges. The grips are smooth varnished rosewood which have just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The barrel, removable cylinder and hammer retain some of their original blue finish. The pistol is single action only. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 19816

Display Only .577 Snider Calibre 3 Band Rifle Retailed By Thomas Turner, Birmingham. - A 1104
This is a quality private purchase .577 Calibre Snider, 3 Band Rifle. The gun has its original Walnut woodwork throughout and has a nicely stamped Thomas Turner, Birmingham roundel stamped into the butt. The gun has a case hardened lock nicely engraved by the retailer ' Thomas Turner Fisher Street Birmingham'. The breech is marked with proof / inspection marks for 25 bore which represents the calibre .577 inch. The gun has a brass butt plate, trigger guard & fore end block. The rifle is fitted with its original nipple protector and chain. The barrel is retained by the correct pattern Baddley bands and has fitted a mark 3 type safety breach with a side spring loaded catch. The rifle measures 55 inches overall with a 36 1/2 inch barrel and is complete with sling swivels, ram rod and ladder rear sight. Although the gun has 3 groove rifling, there is a long slot beneath the woodwork where the gun was previously deactivated prior to it becoming an obsolete calibre. The guns cocking and firing action works perfectly. The gun is an obsolete calibre weapon and as such no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The gun has been previously deactivated by slotting the underneath of the barrel before becoming an obsolete calibre weapon and none of this is externally visible when displaying the gun. A 1104
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