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**MANSTOPPER** C1830 English Thomas Williams & Samuel Powell Liverpool .750 Musket Calibre Percussion Coaching / Traveling Pistol With Folding Bayonet & Octagonal Damascus Barrel. Sn 16447 - 16447
Thomas Williams & Samuel Powell were English Gunsmiths based in Liverpool. Their business was established in 1780 and the Company traded under that name until C1909 (the original partnership lasted until 1846). The original partnership is recorded as having premises at various Liverpool addresses including 10 Pool Lane Liverpool, South Castle Street. Later addresses after 1846 include Thomas Street, Old Hall Street, 25 & 27 South Castle Street, Old Hall Street & Finally C1909 1 Exchange Street West (see page 368 of Brown’s book ‘British Gunmakers Vol. 2’). This is an original percussion coaching / traveling pistol Williams & Powell. The pistol itself is 11 ½” overall length with a 6” octagonal Damascus steel barrel which is a large, man stopping .750 Musket Ball calibre. The barrels smooth bore has just light areas of staining consistent with age & use. The top of the barrel is fitted with its original integral, folding 4” long triangular section bayonet blade. The bayonet is secured to the top of the barrel by a sprung hinge and sliding catch which secures the bayonet tip at the action. It has a Dolphin hammer. Its steel action plate has a sliding safety bolt and the plate is signed ‘Williams & Powell’ amongst foliate decoration and the top of the barrel ‘Liverpool’. It has a walnut full stock with chequered pistol grip & steel furniture. The top of the wrist is mounted with a void silver escutcheon. It has its original wood ram rod with brass end caps & the action works as it should. The metal and wood of the pistol have no damage. 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 16447
£1,475.00

C1870 Phipps & Co London 12 mm Military Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre Double Action Military Revolver With English Victorian Black Powder Proofs & Lanyard Ring. Sn 16323 - 16323
This is an excellent Continental form 12mm calibre , 6 shot pin fire military revolver. Our example is 11” overall with a 5 ½” round steel barrel with top rib, stepped to octagonal at the breech. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. The pistol, in the white has a ‘v’ notch plate rear sight and triangular post fore sight. The barrel and cylinder have English, Victorian, black powder proofs and the barrel rib is crisply signed by the English retailer ‘Phipps & Co 243 High Holborn London’. It has an excellent undamaged, walnut grip. It is side gate loading and has its original captive ejector rod. The cocking and firing actions function as they should in both single and double action. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre pin fire weapon, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16323
£695.00

RARE, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA, Savage Revolving Firearms Navy First Model, 6 Shot, .36 Calibre Double Action Cap & Ball Revolver. Sn 16412 - 16412
This is a rare original American Civil War Savage Navy First Model Savage 6 shot double action revolver. The revolver manufactured by the Savage Revolving Fire-Arms Co. of Middletown, Connecticut from 1861-1865, the total production being approximately 22,000 guns. This revolver features a unique heart shaped trigger guard with round cocking lever, off-set hammer, six-shot cylinder, 7” octagon rifled barrel and hinged loading lever. The Savage Navy had a unique way of cocking and firing the gun. The gun is cocked by using your middle finger to draw back the figure 8 lever to cock the hammer and rotate the cylinder. The figure of 8 lever is then released forward and the separate trigger is pulled to fire the gun. The Savage Navy revolvers were used by both Union & Confederate Officers during the Civil War. The 7” octagonal rifled barrel has sharp rifling and is fitted with a conical brass post foresight. Its original Walnut grips are undamaged. The action is crisp and the gun cocks and dry fires correctly. The pistol’s blue finish has even patina & the top of the frame has faint indistinct manufacturer & patent detail. The price for this rare savage pistol includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16412
£1,295.00

NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA, British Enfield Tower Dragoon’s .800 Calibre, Flintlock Carbine With Saddle Bar & Correct Cut Down India Pattern Steel Ram Rod. Sn 16415:10 - 16415:10
This unusual variant carbine is similar in form to Napoleonic period carbines featured in Chapter 3 of British Cavalry Carbines & Pistols Of The Napoleonic Era by Chisnall & Davies. Like the Duke of York’s Hussar carbine of 1800 featured on page 58 of the book our carbine has a cut down India pattern steel ram rod. This is a nice example of a Dragoon carbine which has the appearance of a carbine size Brown Bess musket. It has nice patina to the metal work throughout. It has a heavy military hammer fitted with flint. The lock plate is crisply stamped with Georgian crown ‘GR’ (George Rex) and by the manufacturer ‘Tower’ (Enfield). It has an 18” barrel (33 ½” overall) and is a large .800 bore. The smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age. The barrel is stamped with black powder proofs, inspection marks and indistinct lettering. It has a post fore sight. The carbine also has brass fore end block, trigger guard with extended tang & butt plate. It has all original, undamaged Walnut furniture. The wood is impressed with what appears to be ‘I-I’ most likely an armourer’s inspector’s mark and its saddle bar has a small ordnance inspection mark. 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 16415:10
£3,250.00

RARE, NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA, Early, Paget’s, Enfield Tower British .650 Carbine Calibre, Flintlock Short Cavalry Carbine Regiment Marked ‘XIV’ (Most Likely To The 14th King's Hussars) With Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 16415:9 - 16415:9
The design of these short Carbines was influenced by the British Cavalry Commander, Sir Henry William Paget 1st Marquess of Anglesey, 2nd Earl of Uxbridge(1768-1854) who sought to find a suitable carbine for his troops when, in 1801, he was Colonel of the 7th Light Dragoons (see pages 87 to 97 of British Cavalry Carbines & Pistols Of The Napoleonic Era by Chisnall & Davies which outlines the history of the Paget carbine and illustrates Paget carbine variations. Page 93 illustrates an early Paget lock variant the same as ours) The flintlock version was adopted by the British Army & designated as the Short Cavalry Carbine. It was the carbine of the English Cavalry until C1830. This is a fine example of the rare, early variant lock, Paget 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 with Georgian crown ‘GR’ (George Rex) and by the manufacturer ‘Tower’ (Enfield) and has the correct sliding safety bolt. It has a 15 ¾” barrel (32” overall) and is .650 carbine calibre. The smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age. The barrel is stamped with black powder proofs. It has the correct under barrel captive swivel ramrod with end cap, plate with ‘v’ notch fixed rear sight and brass blade fore sight. The carbine also has brass fore end block, trigger guard with extended tang & butt plate. The butt plate tang is lightly inscribed ‘XIV’ (most likely the 14th King's Hussars, a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1715. It saw service for two centuries including the Napoleonic Wars). It has all original, undamaged Walnut furniture. The wood is impressed ‘ID’ most likely an armourer’s inspection mark. 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 16415:9
£3,250.00

**TIPU SULTAN COLLECTION CONNECTIONS**MASSIVE, Late 1700’s English Enfield Tower A* Bore Musketoon With Blunderbuss Type Cannon Barrel Captured By The Sultan’s Army For Use In War Against The British East India Company (EIC) With Ornate Decoration - 16415:8
Tipu, the “Tiger of Mysore” was the last king of Mysore. He was the East India Company’s most tenacious enemy, inflicting numerous defeats on the British, partly through his development of military rockets, before his death at Seringapatam in 1799 when he was defeated by the British Army, led by Major General David Baird. Tipu once said: “I would rather live one day as a tiger than a lifetime as a sheep”. When the British under Baird’s leadership finally captured Tipu’s capital city, the conquerors were astonished at the jewels, arms and art objects that Tipu had collected. Baird, son of an Edinburgh merchant family, later declared Tipu dead, from a gunshot to the head and three bayonet wounds. After his death many items of Tipu Sultan’s, arms, armour & jewellery were captured and ended up in private collections of British Officer’s who took part in Tipu’s final battle. The musketoon is a shorter-barrelled version of the musket and served in the roles of a shotgun or carbine. Musketoons could be of the same calibre as the issue musket or of a much larger calibre. The musketoon is most commonly associated with Naval use, and pirates in particular. Musketoon barrels were often flared at the muzzle, resembling a cannon or blunderbuss. Musketoons had a brass or iron barrel, and used a wheellock, flintlock or caplock firing mechanism, like the typical musket of the period. Large bore musketoons were loaded with multiple buckshot or pistol balls (generally smaller in diameter than musket balls) and used as shotguns. It is this type of loading that is most associated with Naval use. This an excellent original, massive Enfield Tower musketoon made sometime in the late 1700’s for British Military use. The weapon is adorned with period applied Indian form inlaid gold geometric and foliate designs to the barrel. The wood is also period carved with a foliate design featuring red coloured flowers on stems with leaves. This design matches that found on an embroidered arrow quiver which was part of ‘the Tipu Sultan collection’ sold at 'Bonhams Islamic and Indian Art Sale' held on 21st April 2015. This carving indicates capture by Tipu Sultan’s forces for use against the EIC. The musketoon is 46" overall with a flared mouth 30” steel cannon barrel which is 5cm diameter at the muzzle (A* Bore). The smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age. The lock is marked with Georgian crown ‘GR’ (George Rex), together with Board of ordnance inspection marks. It has a Swan neck hammer fitted with flint, original Walnut full stock and regulation brass mounts. It has its original steel ram rod. Its cocking and firing action works perfectly. The price for this massive musketoon with ‘Tipu Sultan’ connections 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 16415:8
£4,950.00

RESERVED RESERVED Late 1700’s British Enfield Tower Brown Bess .750 Musket Calibre Flintlock Musket Regiment Marked ‘5/7’ To The 5th Battalion 7th Regiment Of Foot The Royal Fusiliers (City of London). Sn 16415:4 - 16415:4
An original , Tower Brown Bess flintlock musket. It is 54 ½” overall length with a 39” long round steel barrel with fixed foresight. The top of the barrel has small indistinct inspection / proof marks. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and service use. Its lock plate is crisply marked with Georgian Crown GR (George Rex) together with inspection mark and ‘Tower’ across the tail. It has a Swan neck hammer fitted with flint, Walnut full stock with, iron ramrod, sling swivels and ordnance pattern brass furniture. It’s butt plate tang is engraved ‘5/7’ to the 5th Battalion, 7th Regiment Of Foot, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London) which was a line infantry regiment of the British Army in continuous existence for 283 years. It was known as the 7th Regiment of Foot until the Childers Reforms of 1881. The Regiment served in many wars and conflicts throughout its long existence, including the American War of independence & The Napoleonic Wars. The musket’s cocking and firing action works perfectly. The price for this historic piece includes UK delivery. N.B As an antique musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if held as part of a collection or display. Sn 16415:4
£2,750.00

RARE, Late 1700’s Dublin Castle, Long Brown Bess .750 Musket Calibre Flintlock Musket Regiment Marked ‘S.T’. Sn 16415:3 - 16415:3
A rare, original , Dublin Castle, Long Brown Bess flintlock musket. It is 57 ½” overall length with a 41 ¾” long round steel barrel with fixed foresight. The top of the barrel has a small crown inspection / proof mark. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and service use. Its lock plate is crisply marked with Georgian Crown GR (George Rex) together with inspection mark and ‘Dublin Castle’ across the tail (Dublin Castle assembled weapons cease to be stamped Dublin Castle in 1798 but produced until 1815). It has a Swan neck hammer fitted with flint, Walnut full stock with, iron ramrod and ordnance pattern brass furniture. It’s butt plate tang is engraved ‘ST’ most likely a regiment number worthy of further research. It’s cocking and firing action works perfectly. The price for this historic piece includes UK delivery. N.B As an antique musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if held as part of a collection or display. Sn 16415:3
£3,750.00

RARE, C1830 British East India Company (EIC) Brunswick Enfield .704” Belted Ball Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Rifle Volunteer Regiment Marked ‘V TB 3 25’. Sn 16415:2 - 16415:2
The Brunswick rifle was a large calibre (.704) muzzle-loading percussion rifle manufactured for the British Army by Enfield in the early 19th century. The Brunswick rifle was one of several designs submitted to replace the Baker rifle. Unlike the Baker rifle, the Brunswick rifle used a special round ball with raised ribs that fit into two spiraling grooves in the barrel. The rifle was designed to accept a sword type bayonet which mounted by use of a bayonet bar, similar to the design of that used on the Baker rifle. This is an excellent, rare to find, military specification EIC Brunswick rifle. The action plate is stamped with the EIC rampant Lion mark. It has all original woodwork with correct brass butt plate, trigger guard, ram rod mounts, patch box with hinged lid & fore end cap together with original steel ramrod & bayonet bar. It has a blade fore sight. The shoulder stock has contemporary hand carved Roman numerals 'IIIV'. The barrel measures 31” in length (47” overall). The butt plate tang is Regiment marked ‘V’ (Volunteer) ‘TB 3 25’. The barrel’s rifled bore has staining and residue consistent with age and service use. The cocking and firing actions work perfectly. This is a rare, antique percussion rifle worthy of further research regarding the regiment mark and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16415:2
£2,750.00

RARE, C1810 Victorian English Thomas Hewson London Double Barrelled 18 Bore Flintlock Traveling Pistol With Silver Fittings & Integral Folding Bayonet . Sn 16416 - 16416
The English London based gunsmith Thomas Hewson is recorded as having premises at 133 Fetter Lane between 1805 & 1808, 36 Piccadilly 1808 to 1820. He is believed to have emigrated to South Africa C1820 and worked as a gunsmith at Grahamstown from 1837 (see page 169 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This is an excellent , original and rare to find, flintlock double barrel traveling pistol by Hewson. Its side by side steel barrels are 5 ¼” in length. It measures 11 ½” overall length with bayonet folded closed (16” with bayonet open). The smooth bores have light staining and residue consistent with age & use. The pistol has its original integral folding bayonet mounted on top of the barrel which is retained by a spring clip at the muzzle end & sliding catch at the breech. The spring clips works correctly and the 3 ½” triangular shaped blade with fullers tapers to a pin sharp point. It also has its original wood ram rod with silver end cap and steel worm. Its original Walnut full stock has chequering at the grip and is inlaid void silver escutcheon. It has double triggers and Swan neck hammers fitted with flints. Its lock plates and action tang are crisply engraved with foliate design and signed ‘Hewson’. Both barrels have inlaid silver roundels and silver bands at the breech. Both locks have sliding safety bolts. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly. 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 part of a collection or display. Sn 16416
£4,950.00
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