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1856 French Mutzig Arsenal Model 1822 .700 Calibre Muzzle Loading Dragoon Cavalry Percussion Pistol With Regulation Brass Fittings & Iron Powder Measure Ram Rod. Sn 21449:3 - 21449:3
An original French Model 1822 Mutzig Arsenal Dragoon Cavalry pistol. Many of these pistols were carried by Confederate troops in the American Civil war supplied by their French allies. This French Dragoon pistol has a Walnut Stock with regulation brass fittings. The all original stock has just light bumps & bruises to be expected with age. The brass has several French inspection marks. The action plate is stamped with ‘Mutzig Arsenal’ detail. The 7 ¾” sighted barrel dated 1856 has inspection marks and numbers (illustrated). The pistol’s smooth bore is clean. The pistol retains the original iron ramrod with hollow powder measure cup tip. The pistol cocks and dry fires with a strong action. The pistol’s brass butt has an iron military lanyard ring. This is a fine example of this pistol, substantial and well made. 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 part of a collection or display. Sn 21449:3
£745.00

Victorian 1858 British WD Enfield Tower .650 Carbine Calibre Percussion Pistol With Regulation Brass Fittings, Military Lanyard Ring & Captive Ram Rod. Sn 21449:2 - 21449:2
This is a nice, original British Enfield Tower percussion pistol. It has all original wood work with regulation pattern brass fittings, including trigger guard with extended tang & butt plate with fixed steel military lanyard ring, brass ram rod flute and fore stock plate. It has a heavy military hammer & captive steel ram rod. It measures 15 ¾” overall with an 9” round steel barrel. The smooth bore is clean. The barrel has English black powder proofs. The barrel and butt plate have number ‘2’ inspection marks. The action works crisply. The action plate is signed with the Enfield ‘Tower’ mark, Crown VR (Victoria Regina), 1858 date and WD arrow inspection mark. 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 21449:2
£975.00

**NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA**Georgian British WD Enfield Tower New Land Pattern .650 Carbine Calibre Flintlock Light Cavalry Pistol To The ‘WNYC’ (West Norfolk Yeomanry Cavalry) With Brass Mounts & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 21449:1 - 21449:1
A volunteer unit, the Norfolk Rangers, was raised as a home defence force in the county of Norfolk in 1782, during the American Revolutionary War, by the Hon George Townshend. Lord Ferrers of Chartley (later 2nd Marquess Townshend). It consisted of a troop of cavalry and an infantry company. The unit was accepted as Yeomanry Cavalry in 1794, and during the Napoleonic Wars there were three regiments, the West Norfolk, Mid Norfolk and East Norfolk. This is an excellent, original Napoleonic wars era Georgian New Land Pattern Enfield Tower flintlock pistol to the West Norfolk Yeomanry Cavalry. It has all original wood work with brass fittings, including trigger guard with extended tang, fore end block & cudgel butt. The trigger guard is engraved ‘WNYC’ to the West Norfolk Yeomanry Cavalry & has a weapon number ‘51’. The metal and brass have other 2 digit numbers (illustrated). The wood has just light bumps and bruises to be expected and has factory inspector’s impressed initials ‘II’. It has a heavy military cock & captive steel ram rod. It measures 15 ½” overall with a 9” round steel barrel. The smooth bore is clean. The barrel has crisp proofs and inspection mark. The action works crisply. The lock plate is signed with the Enfield ‘Tower’ mark & has a WD / Board of Ordnance inspection mark together with Georgian Crown & Royal Cypher ‘GR’ (George Rex). 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 21449:1
£1,475.00

1867 Dated, Tower Snider 2 Band .577 Obsolete Calibre Artillery Carbine. Sn - 21405
This is a Tower Snider 2 Band artillery carbine. The carbine was originally patterned on the 1858 Artillery carbine (see RB 37 below) and will have been converted to a Snider The action plate is stamped With Queens Crown, TOWER and 1869 (date).The wood work is in good condition with the normal bumps and bruises from service use. The carbine is complete with its original brass butt plate, fore end block and trigger guard. The rifle is complete with its early rear sight with one fixed sight and two more on a pivot, blade fore sight, bayonet bar without an extension and the correct Snider square section cleaning rod. The barrel has 3 grooves and has staining and residue from use. The length of the carbine is 40 ½” with a 22” barrel. On the carbines conversion, to a snider Enfield, it was fitted with a snider breach which is stamped on the top SNIDER PATENT. The barrel carries Birmingham proof marks. The cocking and firing actions are crisp. See Section C, Snider Arms, RB 37 on pages 6 & 7, also RB 82 & 82 on page 15, Catalogue of the Enfield Pattern Room, British Rifles, published by Her Majesty’s Stationary Office. The price for this rifle worthy of further research regarding the Regiment marks includes UK delivery. NB This is an antique obsolete calibre rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 21405
£795.00

**MINT BORE** Swiss Military Vetterli M.1869/71 10.4 mm Obsolete Calibre Bolt Action Rifle By W.v.Stieger, Thun. - A 1090
The Vetterli rifles were a series of Swiss army service rifles in use from 1869 to circa 1890, when they were replaced with Schmidt-Rubin rifles. Modified Vetterli rifles were also used by the Italian Army. The Swiss Vetterli rifles combined the American M1866 Winchester rifle's tubular magazine and a bolt system derived from the German Dreyse. Due to the Swiss Federal Council's early 1866 decision to equip the army with a breech loading repeating rifle, the Vetterli rifles were, at the time of their introduction, the most advanced military rifles in Europe. This is an excellent M1869 / 74 Vetterli bolt action rifle in 10.4mm UK obsolete calibre. The metal work has even patina. It has all original, wood furniture with chequered grip panel on the fore stock. The wood work is in excellent condition and retains the original polished finish. The stock and the fore end are stamped with military ‘Swiss Cross’ mark. The action is signed by the maker W.v.STEIGER, THUN and serial number 31379 which is repeated on the barrel and underside of the action. The bolt has un-matching number. The rifle has an adjustable rear sight, block & blade foresight, steel butt plate and original cleaning rod. The rifle is 51” overall length with a 33” barrel. The barrel’s bore is near mint, clean & bright with crisp rifling. The loading & firing actions are crisp. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 1090
£795.00

**RARE**QUALITY**C1799-1802 English Oakes London 4 Barrelled, Over & Under, Tap Action, 80 Bore, Flintlock Pistol With Screw Off Barrels, Safety Bolt & Sliding Pan Flash Protector Guard. Sn 21393:39 - 21393:39
This is a quality made tap action 4 barrel flintlock pistol by Oakes of London (the only reference we can find to a gunmaker named Oakes in the flintlock era operating in London is Oakes & Colley 5 Oxford Street 1799-1802, see page 189 of British Gunmakers Vol.1 by Brown). It's round steel screw off barrels are just under 2 ¼” in length (7 ¼” overall length). The barrels are slotted at the muzzle opening for tool to assist barrel removal. The smooth bores are clean. Both the barrels and action have matching numbers ’13,14,15,16’. The underside of the action has English black powder proofs. Its heavy steel frame is nicely engraved on both sides with martial arms and banners. The action is signed on one side ‘Oakes’ and the reverse ‘London’. The trigger guard is engraved with a foliate design. It has a steel safety bolt, sliding pan flash protector guard and cock fitted with flint. The pistol's bag shaped walnut grip is undamaged. The pistol cocks and dry fires crisply and the tap action operated by a rounded lever on the left side of the pan functions correctly. The price for this desirable, rare pistol worthy of further research regarding the maker 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 21393:39 (in box 21393)
£2,450.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 22/03) C1800 English Lewis (Most Likely William Lewis Aka Lewes) London 80 Bore Brass Action Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 21393:38 - 21393:38
This is a nice, C1800 brass action flintlock pocket pistol. It measures just over 7 ½” overall with a 2 ¼” screw off steel barrel. The barrel's smoothbore has just light staining. The action is signed ‘Lewis’ within engraved martial arms on one side and the reverse ‘London’ within martial arms (most likely William Lewis aka Lewes a London based gunmaker working from 3 Tun Court Whitechapel, 1820, Roadside, Whitechapel 1821 & Underwood Street Mile End 1841, see page 179 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). The underside of the action has crisp English proofs. It has a steel cock, frizzen pan, sliding safety catch feature and steel trigger guard. The pistol’s bag shaped wood grip is undamaged. The pistol cocks and dry fires 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 part of a collection or display. Sn 21393:38 (in box 21393)
£0.00

Early 19th Century English W. Bond London 50 Bore Brass Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 21393:37 - 21393:37
A large family of English Gunsmith’s named Bond had premises at various London addresses including at 108 Leadenhall Street, 45 Cornhill and at 'The Golden Blunderbuss' 59 Lombard Street, between 1762 & 1879. The Bond's made and supplied firearms to The British East India Company. A member of that family William Thomas Bond is recorded as working as a Gunsmith on his own at the family addresses in 1836. A William Bond is also recorded as working as working with Edward Bond at 45 Cornhill 1826-1855 and Northumberland Alley London 1871-1879 (see page 143 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This is a nice, brass Flintlock pocket pistol by W. Bond. It measures just over 6” overall with a just under 1 ½” screw off brass barrel. The barrel's smoothbore has just staining and residue consistent with age & use. The action is signed ‘W.Bond’ within engraved martial arms on one side and the reverse ‘Lombard Street London’ within martial arms. The underside of the action has crisp English proofs. It has a steel cock, frizzen pan, sliding safety catch feature and steel trigger guard. The pistol’s bag shaped wood grip is undamaged. The pistol cocks and dry fires 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 part of a collection or display. Sn 21393:37 (in box 21393)
£745.00

1785-1819, English Thomas Ketland Birmingham & London 54 Bore Flintlock Overcoat Pistol With Screw Off Cannon Barrel. Sn 21393:36 - 21393:36
Thomas Ketland & Co were English gunsmith's based at various addresses in Birmingham & London between 1785-1819. This is a nice Flintlock overcoat pistol by Thomas Ketland. It is 8" overall with a just under 2 ½” screw off cannon barrel which has proof / inspection marks. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age & use. The muzzle is slotted for turn key to assist barrel removal. The lock plate is engraved by the manufacturer 'T. Ketland'. It has a steel cock and brass trigger guard with extended tang. It has an undamaged walnut stock. The pistol cocks and dry fires crisply. 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 private collection or display. Sn 21393:36 (in box 21393)
£695.00

C1800 Beckwith London Round Action 54 Bore Flintlock Muzzle Loading Pocket Pistol With Turn Off Barrel & Concealed Folding Trigger. Sn 21393:34 - 21393:34
This is an English flintlock pocket pistol with round action made C1800. The pistol is 6” overall with a 1 ½” turn off steel barrel (a tool is required to turn off the barrel, we do not have the tool). The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. It’s cock is fitted with flint & it has a concealed folding trigger. One side of the action alongside foliate engraved & martial arms panels is the maker’s name 'Beckwith’ and the reverse has ‘London ’ (most likely the English gunmaker William. A. Beckwith who operated in London from 1800 until approx. 1840 from which time business was conducted at 58 Skinner Street, Snow Hill. His son Henry was also involved in the family business until 1868. Henry Beckwith is listed as participating in the International Exhibition of 1851). The underside of the action has crisp English proof marks. The excellent original bag shaped walnut grip with chequered panels is undamaged. The rear of the action has a safety bolt and the stock has a void inlaid silver disc. The pistol is fully functioning with a crisp trigger action. 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 21393:34 (in box 21393)
£675.00
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