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Indian / Afghan North West Frontier 22 Bore Flintlock Jezail Rifle With Late 1700’s / Early 1800’s EIC (East India Company) Musket Lock, Wood Stock Ornately Decorated With Mother Of Pearl & Brass Plates. Sn 21896 - 21896
The Jezail was a simple, cost-efficient and often handmade muzzle-loading long arm commonly used in British India, Central Asia and parts of the Middle East. Jezails were generally handmade weapons, and consequently they widely varied in their construction. Jezails were seen as very personal weapons, and unlike the typical military weapons of the time which were very plain and utilitarian, Jezails tended to be well crafted and were usually intricately decorated. Jezails tended to have very long barrels. The firing mechanism was typically either a matchlock or a flintlock. Since flintlock mechanisms were complex and difficult to manufacture, many Jezails used the lock mechanism from captured or broken Brown Bess & other muskets. The stocks were handmade and ornately decorated, featuring a distinctive curve which is not seen in the stocks of other muskets. The function of this curve is debated; it may be purely decorative, or it may have allowed the Jezail to be tucked under the arm and cradled tightly against the body, as opposed to being held to the shoulder like a typical musket or rifle. During the Anglo Afghan Wars the Jezail was the primary ranged weapon of Afghan warriors and was used with great effect against British troops. This is an attractive Indian flintlock Jezail with an original EIC musket lock. It has a 37 ¼” long steel barrel with brass barrel bands which have hand tooled decoration. The barrel has a plate peep sight. The smooth bore has typical heavy staining and residue consistent with age and use. It measures 49 ½” overall length. The original musket lock has aged patina and visible ‘EIC’ trademark. It has a steel trigger without guard. The lock is able to cock and dry fire but this should be avoided to prevent damage to the old lock mechanism. Its wood stock is intricately decorated with pieces of Mother of Pearl and Brass. It has the typical Jezail curved butt. The wood and metal have the wear and patina to be expected of a native Indian weapon of its age. It is without ram rod. 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 collection or display. Sn 21896
£275.00

**MASSIVE**ORNATE**C1790 Indian North West Frontier Match Lock 22 Bore Musket Wrapped With Mother Of Pearl Plates & Ram Rod. A 1120 / 21893 - A 1120 / 21893
The matchlock was the first mechanism, or "lock" invented to facilitate the firing of a hand-held firearm. This design removed the need to lower by hand a lit match into the weapon's flash pan and made it possible to have both hands free to keep a firm grip on the weapon at the moment of firing and more importantly, to keep both eyes on the target. These weapons were prized by Native Warriors, and heavily personalised with ornate decoration. This is a C1790 Indian matchlock musket as used against British troops on the North West Frontier. It has a 45 ¼” long barrel with flared muzzle (approx. 22 bore) and measures a massive 5’ 5 ¼” overall length. The barrel has a ‘v’ notch block rear sight. The bore has typical heavy residue and staining consistent with age & use. It has a wood stock fully wrapped with hand crafted plates of Mother Of Pearl. The barrel has white metal wire barrel bands and typical wood block butt. It has a metal bar press trigger on the underside of the stock which correctly moves the 'match holder' arm to the metal powder pan and it has its iron ram rod. The metal has even patina to be expected of a native Indian weapon of its age. The barrel is numbered ‘96’ and the underside of the stock has later hand applied ink numbers ‘1016’ most likely an armoury number. As an antique matchlock musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. NB Due to length delivery of this matchlock will be by arrangement & at cost. A 1120 / 21893
£375.00

**Napoleonic Battle Of Trafalgar Era**Georgian, English Board Of Ordnance Marked Enfield Tower, Long Sea Service .577” Regulation Calibre, Flintlock Pistol With Belt Bar & Regulation Brass Fittings Including Cudgel Butt. Sn 21807 - 21807
During the 18th century the British Royal Navy began standardising their Naval small arms. One such weapon was the Sea Service flintlock pistol. These weapons were used by the British Royal Navy throughout the Wars with neighbouring France 1750- 1815 and saw service at the famous Naval Battle of Trafalgar 21st October 1805. This original Georgian, Tower, Long Sea Service Pistol is in excellent condition. It is 19 ½” long with a 12” smooth bore barrel which is Regulation .577" calibre. The barrel’s bore has staining & residue consistent with age and use. The barrel is crisply stamped with English black powder proof marks. The all original full wood stock has just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The stock has an iron belt bar which has a small ‘Crown’ inspection mark. It has regulation brass furniture including cudgel butt. The pistol has its original wood ram rod with brass end cap. The lock is crisply marked 'Tower' (Enfield) & ‘Crown GR’ (George Rex) together with small ordnance ‘Crown Arrow’ mark. All metal work is excellent and undamaged. The cock is fitted with flint. The lock functions crisply. NB As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a display or collection. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21807
£2,645.00

SOLD SOLD (15/07) Tower, Model of 1844, Yeomanry .65” Bore Percussion Carbine, 1845 Dated, to the Ayr Yeomanry Cavalry. Sn - 21882
The Tower Yeomanry percussion carbine of 1844 was brought into service to replace the various earlier models of yeomanry carbines. The gun was based on the Second Model Victoria Carbine reduced in size with a 20 inch barrel. This is a Tower made model of 1844 Yeomanry percussion carbine that has a 20 inch barrel with an overall length of 38 inches. The carbine reduced the number of ram rod pipes to 1 and retained a steel mushroomed head captive swivelling ramrod. The barrel is retained by two wedges and has fixed rear and fore sights. The barrel is smooth and is profusely stamped with proof and ordnance stamps. The bore is clean with just the normal staining and residue from use. The 5 ¼ inch lockplate has double line border engraving as has the hammer. The lockplate is stamped with the Queens crown over VR (Victoria Regina) TOWER 1845 (date) and an ordnance stamp. The walnut stock has a nice smooth finish and is stamped with a crowfoot over BO (Board of Ordnance) and 45 over 3. The left hand side of the stock has the cavalry bar (ordnance stamped) and ring attached to it. The stock is fitted with brass furniture and the top of the butt plate is engraved with A over YC & A over 77. (Ayr Yeomanry Cavalry, Weapon number A77). The weapon cocks & dry fires crisply. See page 43 & plate 38, British Military Longarms 1715-1815 by D.W. Bailey, NB As an antique carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21882
£0.00

Tower .577 Enfield Percussion Indian Cavalry Carbine. Sn - 21876
This is a Tower, Enfield percussion cavalry carbine. The carbine is fully stocked to within 1 inch of the muzzle with a barrel length of 26 inches with an overall length of 41 ½ inches. The carbine has a smooth bore with a diameter of .577 inches. These were made for the Indian army after the Indian Mutiny where Indian soldiers were only given smooth bore weapons after the mutiny. The lockplate is stamped TOWER with the Queens crown over VR (Victoria Regina). The barrel has a nice smooth finish with a clean bore and is fitted with a rear sight with one fixed sight and two folding leaf sights. The rear sight has platinum lines to the sight and the t folding sights. The barrel is held to the stock by 2 Baddley bands and is stamped with the name WATT in front of the rear sight. The carbine has a captive swivel ramrod to the barrel and the barrel. The breech and tang are extensively stamped including 7 S X on breech and on the tang. The left hand side of the stock has the cavalry carbine bar and ring for securing the carbine to the horse. The carbine also has a brass chained nipple protector. The smooth woodwork is stamped on the left hand side of the stock 1Fe and 71 over 01. NB As an antique musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Delivery is to the U.K. mainland by arrangement and at cost. Sn 21876
£975.00

Scarce, British Officers Musket Bore, Model 1799 Eliott Yeomanry Flintlock Carbine by Raper of Leeds. Sn - 21879
This carbine takes its name from the designer General George Augustus Eliott. It was first approved in June 1773 and was intended for light dragoons. Although a 20 year old design at the onset of the Napoleonic War (1803-1815), it was still in use long after 1815. This is a scarce British Officers private purchase Model 1799 Eliott service carbine made by Raper of Leeds. Benjamin Raper was first recorded as a gunsmith at Bottom of Baggate, Leeds in 1823 and at 56 Call Lane from 1827 to 1837. This is a musket bore (.75 inch) volunteer Eliott model 1799 yeomanry carbine made by Benjamin Raper of Leeds and is nicely engraved on the side of the lock plate RAPER.LEEDS together with 2 line border line engraving as does the ring neck cock. The carbine has a nicely browned 28 inch barrel with an overall length of 44 inches. The barrel is nicely stamped at the breech with 2 crisp civilian proof marks for privately made barrels and has a nice clean bore with light staining due to residue in service. The carbine has regulation brass mounts, flat side-plate of shaped outline, brass fore-end cap, three ramrod pipes and as mushroomed steel ramrod. The carbine has a polished full stock woodwork with a hand rail butt. The stock is stamped JD behind the brass trigger guard. The barrel has a fore sight which also doubles as a stud for the bayonet. The carbine is in excellent condition having seen little service. See pages 55, 56, 57 & 78 British Military Longarms 1715-1815 by D.W. Bailey, British Military Firearms 1650-1850 by Howard l. Blackmore & chapter 4 in British Cavalry Carbines & Pistols of the Napoleonic Era by Barry Chisnall and Geoffrey Davies and page 314, British gunmakers, Volume Two by Nigel Brown. NB As an antique musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21879
£3,750.00

1815-1828 English Williamson Hull (Yorkshire) 40 Bore Percussion Traveling Pocket Pistol With Turn Off Barrel. A 1118 - A 1118
Robert Williamson was an English Hull (Yorkshire) based gunmaker recorded at 26 Silver Street, Hull 1815-1828 (see page 369 of British Gunmakers Vol.1 by Brown). This a good English traveling percussion pocket pistol by Williamson (most likely Robert we cannot find another gunmaker named Williamson in Hull during the period). It is 6” overall with a 1 ½” screw off barrel (a tool is required to turn off the barrel, we do not have the tool). The barrel’s smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age and use. The action and barrel have crisp English proofs. Its action is decorated with foliate panel and banners & arms panel. One panel has the makers name ‘Williamson’ the other side has faint ‘Hull’. The metal has even aged patina. Its original bag shaped wood grip is excellent & undamaged. The trigger guard is decorated with a stylised star motif. The weapon cocks and dry fires crisply. The price 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 private collection or display. A 1118 (drawers office)
£275.00

Mid 1800’s English Smith Of Newcastle (Most Likely George Smith Newcastle U Lyme Staffordshire ) 40 Bore, Percussion Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. A 1117 - A 1117
Newcastle gunmaker U Lyme Staffordshire gunmaker George Smith is recorded at Red Lion Square 1817-1828 & Iron Market 1834- 1850 (see page 334 of British Gunmakers Vol.2 by Brown, we cannot find another Newcastle maker in the percussion era named Smith). This is a good mid 1800’s percussion pocket pistol by Smith. It is 6” overall with a 1 ¼” screw off barrel. It has a dolphin hammer and sliding safety. On the right side amongst the martial banners & arms decoration is engraved 'Newcastle' and on the left ' Smith'. The trigger guard is decorated with an engraved Star design. The action works crisply. It has impressed proof /inspection marks on the barrel and action. The bag shaped dark wood grip is excellent & undamaged. 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. A 1117 (drawers office).
£295.00

1831 – 1834 English, Gameson & Co London, 40 Bore Round Action Percussion Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel & Concealed Folding Trigger. Sn 21094 - 21904
David & Joseph Gameson were English London based gunmakers. Between 1831 & 1834 they were operating as Gameson & Co at 67 Threadneedle Street, London (see page 161 of British gunmakers Vol.1 By Brown). This is a nice percussion pocket pistol by Gameson & Co. The pistol is 6” overall with a 1 ½” screw off smoothbore barrel. The bore has staining and residue consistent with age & use. The left side of the round steel action is signed ‘Gameson & Co’ within foliate panel. It has a sliding safety bolt, folding concealed trigger and Dolphin hammer. The action works as crisply. It has crisp proof /inspection marks on the underside of the frame & barrel. Its excellent original bag shaped walnut grip has fine chequering and is inlaid with a void silver roundel. 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 21094 (drawers office)
£375.00

C1830 English Fotherby (York) 40 Bore Percussion Traveling Pocket Pistol With Turn Off Barrel. Sn 21903 - 21903
In Nigel Brown's books British Gunmakers Volumes 1 & 2 there are several provincial Gunmakers named Fotherby recorded, all based at various address in the York area of England. There are no London Gunmakers named Fotherby recorded in the Volumes). This a good English traveling percussion pocket pistol by Fotherby. It is just under 7 ¼” overall with a 2 ¼” screw off barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age and use. The underside of the action has crisp English proofs. Its action is decorated with foliate panel and one side. The other side has an oval foliate etched panel which has the maker’s name within ‘Fotherby’. The rear of the action has a safety bolt. The metal has even aged patina. Its original bag shaped wood grip is excellent & undamaged. The trigger guard is decorated with a stylised star motif. The weapon cocks and dry fires crisply. The price 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 private collection or display. Sn 21903 (drawers office)
£375.00
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