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British East India Company Pattern C Percussion .750 Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Infantry Musket. Sn - 21530
This is a British East India Company Pattern C percussion .75” infantry musket. The musket has a 39 inch smoothbored barrel with London proof marks. The musket has all original woodwork with the correct Brunswick pattern scroll trigger guard, three rammer pipes, the unique pattern E.I.C. spring bayonet catch protruding through the nose-cap. The musket is complete with the correct and original E.I.C. pattern ramrod. The flat topped lock plate is stamped with EIC’s Rampant Lion trademark. The musket measures 55 inches in length with a 39 inch barrel the bore having just light staining consistent with age. The C pattern musket was produced between 1841 and 1842 and replaced the pattern B. The cocking and firing actions work crisply and the barrel is clean and has staining consistent with use. Muskets such as this saw service and action in many Indian campaigns from 1845 including the 2nd Sikh War, and the Great Indian Mutiny it was used by both sides. Many of these muskets were returned to this country from the Nepal Royal Armoury. During the Mutiny Nepal sent a contingent in support of the British on arrival in India they were armed with muskets such as this and upon return to Nepal together with Indian Mutineers who were disarmed and the weapons kept by the Nepal authorities for issue to its forces. This musket bears Nepalese regimental stampings under the trigger guard and on the top of the butt plate showing re issue to Nepalese troops. See pages 32 - 36 & 123 - 128 including the plates in Guns of the Gurkhas, (The lost arsenal: pistols, rifles and machine guns of the Royal Nepalese Army, 1816 – 1945) by John Walter. The price includes UK delivery. NB This is an antique muzzle loading percussion musket and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 20530
£875.00

British East India Company Pattern E Percussion .750 Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Infantry Musket. Sn - 21529
This is a British East India Company Pattern E percussion .75” infantry musket. The musket has a 39 inch smoothbored barrel with London proof marks. The musket has all original woodwork with the correct Brunswick pattern spurred trigger guard, three rammer pipes, both sling swivels, the unique pattern E.I.C. spring bayonet catch protruding through the nose-cap. The musket is complete with the correct and original E.I.C. pattern ramrod. The pattern E introduced barrel keys or wedges to secure the barrel to the stock instead of pins. The lock plate is stamped with EIC’s Rampant Lion trademark with a double line border. The musket measures 55 inches in length with a 39 inch barrel, the bore having just light staining consistent with age. The E pattern musket was produced between 1842 and 1845 and was replaced with the pattern F. The cocking and firing actions work crisply. Muskets such as this saw service and action in many Indian campaigns from 1845 including the 2nd Sikh War, and the Great Indian Mutiny it was used by both sides. Many of these muskets were returned to this country from the Nepal Royal Armoury. During the Mutiny Nepal sent a contingent in support of the British on arrival in India they were armed with muskets such as this and upon return to Nepal together with Indian Mutineers who were disarmed and the weapons kept by the Nepal authorities for issue to its forces. This musket bears Nepalese regimental stampings under the trigger guard showing re issue to Nepalese troops. See pages 32 - 36 & 123 - 128 including the plates in Guns of the Gurkhas, (The lost arsenal: pistols, rifles and machine guns of the Royal Nepalese Army, 1816 – 1945) by John Walter. The price includes UK delivery. NB This is an antique muzzle loading percussion musket and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 21529
£875.00

**RARE**NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA**Imperial Prussian Model 1723 / 40 Potsdam Dragonergewehr (Dragoon / Mounted Infantry) .73 Calibre Muzzle Loading Flintlock Musket With Later Pre 1846 TY (County Tyrone) Irish Registration Marks. Sn 21521 - 21521
These days a 1723/1740 Potsdam Infantry Musket is a rare find, but the much less produced 1726 dragoon version ('Dragonergewehr") is exceptionally rare. The Dragoon musket is distinguished by the diamond shaped carvings on the stock instead of the rounded equivalent found on the Infantry model. When Frederick the Great came to the throne in 1740 he standardised the bore of the barrels of all service muskets at .73 and the length at 35". Existing .67 bore 41" barrels were either shortened or replaced, as seems perhaps to be the case with this .73 example. Also, here the "FR" Royal cypher on the brass thumb plate is an early impression and distinct from the later more common version. In addition, the forend has been shortened and the heavy iron ramrod discarded in favour of a wooden one. In 1726, when the Dragonergewehr was conceived, dragoons were purely mounted infantry and armed with what were essentially infantry muskets. However, by the 19th century dragoons had predominantly become cheap cavalry, and were armed with carbines or short muskets, rendering the original Dragonergewehr cumbersome and obsolete - with no lighter replacement available in the case of the Prussian army. This would account for the stock and ramrod modifications in an attempt to make the musket more fit for purpose. As the Royal Armouries at Leeds points out..."What happened in Prussia during Napoleon's invasion resulted in some wierd and wonderful things being cobbled together. Standardisation went out of the window and the Prussians turned up at Waterloo with many things, some standard issue, others not". In the campaign culminating with Waterloo in 1815, the Prussians mobilised everything they could - fielding some 115,000 troops and every available weapon. So it is highly likely that this particular musket would have been involved in the battles of Ligny and /or Waterloo. The musket's subsequent history is unknown, except that the barrel and butt plate display an Irish compulsory registration number for County Tyrone, indicating that for some reason it had made its way to Ireland before 1846 (illustrated in the images). Our example of the Dragonergewehr is in excellent condition. It has all original wood and brass fittings throughout. It has a heavy military cock, brass pan & the lock plate has the Potsdam arsenal mark. It has a small post fore sight and shallow groove action tang rear sight. The rifle’s wood ram rod has a brass cap and tip. The rifle’s cocking and firing actions work crisply. The smoothbore is clean. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading flintlock musket no licence is required to own this item if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21521
£1,795.00

**ORNATE**C1800 ‘De Warnotte Pic No.44’ 15 Bore Gentleman’s Flintlock Traveling Pistol With Brass Fittings & Rifled Barrel. Sn 21393:53 - 21393:53
This attractive Gentleman’s pistol made sometime in the early 1800’s measures 11 ¾” overall and has a 6 ¼” two stage steel barrel. The barrel has a brass blade fore. The barrel is signed with what looks like ‘Pic No.44’ (possibly a London Piccadilly maker or retailer address). The bore has staining consistent with age and deep cut well defined rifling. Its cock is fitted with flint. It has brass fittings consisting of foliate engraved trigger guard with extended tang and finial, ramrod flutes & large foliate embossed butt plate with extended tang. The lock plate is signed ‘De Warnotte’ (we cannot find this gunmaker or retailer in our research books). It has its original walnut full stock which has just bumps & bruises consistent with age. The top of the wrist behind the barrel tang has foliate carved decoration. The pistol has its original wood ramrod with brass end cap. It’s cocking and firing action work crisply. The price for this flintlock worthy of further research regarding the markings 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 21393:53
£1,295.00

**QUALITY**RARE**1801-1805 Irish Thomas Fowler Dublin 22 Bore Flintlock Overcoat / Traveling Pistol With Gold Inlays. Sn 21517 - 21517
Thomas Fowler was an Irish Dublin based Gunmaker recorded as having premises at 14 Capel Street, Dublin between 1801 & 1805. This is a quality flintlock overcoat / traveling pistol by Fowler. The sturdy pistol measures 7 ¾” overall and has a 3 ½” steel barrel. The barrel has a gold bead fore sight and decorative gold bands , gold roundel inset at the breech and maker’s cartouche in gold signed ‘Fowler Dublin’ (no doubt Thomas Fowler Dublin). The smooth bore has staining consistent with age and use. Its cock is fitted with flint. It has a steel trigger guard with extended tang and finial, steel ramrod mounts & white metal escutcheon at the butt. The lock plate is signed ‘Fowler’. It has its original walnut full stock which has just bumps & bruises consistent with age. The pistol has its original wood ramrod with gold end cap. It’s cocking and firing action work crisply. The price for this excellent pistol by an Irish maker only recorded as working for 4 years 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 21517
£1,495.00

**SOLD**17/7**American Civil War Era 1861-1874 Smith & Wesson Model 2 Army 'Tip Up' Barrel .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Belt Revolver. Sn 21513 - 21513
The American Civil War created a large demand for handguns of all shapes and sizes including S&W ‘s Model 2 Army belt revolver. These pistols were manufactured 1861 - 1874, with a total production of 77,020. This is a good original example of the Smith & Wesson Model 2 Army 'Tip Up' Barrel 6 shot Revolver in .32 Rim Fire UK Obsolete Calibre. The pistol’s metal work has even aged patina. It has an undamaged original American Walnut grip. The butt of the grip frame has serial number which looks like ‘66583’. There is no visible number sometimes found on the barrel block & no visible 1860 patent detail sometimes found on the cylinder. The top rib of its 6” octagonal barrel is marked with the S&W Springfield Mass address. The barrel’s rifled bore has typical light rifling and just staining consistent with age & use. The pistol measures 11” overall and has a brass blade fore sight, ‘v’ notch bar rear sight and sheathed trigger. The pistol’s single action cocking & 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 21513
£0.00

**NAPOLEONIC WAR ERA**C1810 Liege Belgium .700 Calibre Flintlock British Royal Navy / Merchant Navy Sea Service Pistol With Brass Fittings. Sn 21393:52 - 21393:52
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. Due to heavy production demands for Sea service pistols during the Napoleonic Wars the British Admiralty turned to their Belgian allies to produce Sea Service pattern pistols to supplement dwindling British made supplies. Liege pistols, although not the fine quality of the British version were robust, heavy and well made. Our Liege made Sea service pistol was most likely one of those made for the British Navy in the Napoleonic war era and is in very good as found, un-messed with condition. It measures 15 ½” overall with a 9” round steel barrel. The smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age & service use. The barrel has inspection marks (illustrated). It has a heavy military cock. The heavy walnut full stock has brass furniture and fixed steel lanyard ring. The lock plate is plain steel with no visible maker or date marks. The cocking and firing actions work crisply. The wood stock has just bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use and the metalwork has nice even patina throughout. 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 21393:52
£975.00

Victorian 1867 Birmingham, British ‘EIG’ East India Government / East India Company .650 Carbine Calibre Percussion Light Dragoon Cavalry Pistol With Regulation Brass Fittings, Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 21393:51 - 21393:51
The East India Company (EIC) was English, and later British, joint-stock company founded in 1600. It was formed to trade in the Indian Ocean region, initially with the East Indies (the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia), and later with Qing China. The company seized control of large parts of the Indian subcontinent, colonised parts of Southeast Asia and Hong Kong after the First Opium War, and maintained trading posts and colonies in the Persian Gulf Residencies. They Governed large parts of India on behalf of the British government for many years. This is an original EIG (East India Government) marked percussion Light Dragoon Pistol. It measures 13 ¾” overall and has an 8" round steel sighted barrel which is .650 carbine calibre. The barrel has crisp proofs. The smooth bore is clean. It has a heavy military hammer, brass trigger guard with extended tang, brass fore end block and brass butt cap with steel lanyard ring. It also has a captive steel ramrod. The action plate is marked with Crown and EIG mark together with Birmingham and date 1867. The walnut stock has knocks, bumps & bruises to be expected with age and service use. The wood is impressed with indistinct roundel (illustrated in the images). The metal work has even patina throughout. Its action works crisply. 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 21393:51
£895.00

1832-1842 Victorian English Robert Braggs 36 High Holborn London 14 Bore Double Barrelled Muzzle Loading Percussion Shotgun. Sn 21481 - 21481
Robert Braggs was an English London based gun and archery manufacturer recorded as working between 1825 & 1831 at 37 High Holborn and at 36 High Holborn between 1832 & 1842 (see page 144 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol 1). This is a 14 bore double barrel muzzle loading percussion shotgun made by Robert Braggs at his 36 High Holborn premises between 1832 & 1842. It has all original Walnut furniture which has just light bumps and bruises consistent with age and use. The wrist has chequered grip panels. The shotgun with double 30” steel barrels has double hammers & triggers. It measures 45 ½” overall. The barrel rib has a bead fore sight. The action plates have hunting dogs and game birds in the field scenes and are signed by the maker ‘Braggs London’. The barrel rib is signed ‘Braggs 36 High Holborn London’. The cocking & firing actions of the weapon work. The barrel’s smooth bores have staining & residue consistent with age & use. The gun has an ebonised wood ram rod with brass end cap and brass tip which unscrews to reveal a steel worm. 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 21481
£375.00

**QUALITY LARGE 8 BORE**C1860 Obsolete Calibre Top Lever Break Action Breech Loading Single Barrel Sporting Shotgun Gun. Sn 21475 - 21475
This is a quality made breech loading break action sporting shotgun gun made C1860. It is 8 bore black powder obsolete calibre and has a 34 ½” round steel sighted barrel. Its smooth bore is clean. It has walnut stock with chequered wrist & fore stock panels. The underside of the shoulder stock has a void brass escutcheon. The wood has just light bumps and bruises consistent with age and use. There are no visible external maker marks on the gun. Its top lever break action, cocking & firing actions work crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of collection or display. Sn 21475
£1,275.00
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