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SCARCE, Crimean War Era, British Enfield Tower Lovell’s Pattern 1845 Extra Service .75 Calibre Percussion Musket With Lovell's Patent Catch & Socket Bayonet. Sn 16339 - 16339
A scarce .75” calibre Lovell’s Pattern 1845 extra service percussion musket. The action plate is struck with a Queen’s Crown (Victoria) & Tower. The Walnut stock has regulation pattern brass furniture including three rammer pipes. The musket’s 39” smooth bore barrel has staining & residue consistent with age & use. It has a fixed front sight and correct Lovell’s bayonet catch. It has its original steel ram rod. One of George Lovell’s series of percussion smooth bore muskets for the line infantry regiments of the 1840’s along with the Pattern 1839 and 42 the P45 saw wide service all over the world and was at the time one of the most advanced military small arms of the age. These P45 extra service muskets are simplified versions of the P39 using pins rather than keys to retain the barrel and omitting the fixed rear sight of Lovells other muskets. They were however a sturdy and by the standards of the day an accurate weapon, widely issued throughout the army. The musket is in good fully working condition with nice, original undamaged Walnut stock and even patina to the metal work. A rarely seen British issue musket that was the mainstay of the early Crimean war army. The musket is accompanied by a corresponding socket bayonet. It has a 17” triangular blade which has just light staining consistent with age and measures 20” overall. There are no date or manufacturer marks on the bayonet. The price for this scarce musket with bayonet 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 16339
£895.00

1795-1832 English Patrick Of Liverpool Pair Of 50 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistols With Screw Off Barrels & Folding Triggers. A 1015 - A 1015
Jeremiah Patrick was an English Liverpool based Gunsmith between 1795-1814. The business was then taken on by Edward Patrick between 1814-1820 & finally by Ann Patrick from 1820-1832. This is an excellent pair of percussion pocket pistols by Patrick Liverpool. They are each 6” overall length with 1 ¾” screw off barrels, concealed folding triggers, sliding safety bolts and Swan neck hammers. The bores of both pistols have staining consistent with age. It has impressed proof /inspection marks on the underside of the action and the barrel’s each have lugs for tool to allow the barrels to be turned off (we do not have a tool). On the left side amongst a panel with banners each pistol is crisply marked ‘Patrick Liverpool’ and the right sides have martial arms and banners. The actions of each pistol work as they should. The bag shaped wood grips are excellent & undamaged and are both inlaid with void silver shields. The price includes UK delivery. NB As antique flintlock pistols no licence is required to own these items in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. A 1015
£1,375.00

Large, Victorian French Polished Flattened Cow Horn Black Powder Flask For Rifles With ‘Staff Of Hermes AB’ Retailer / Manufacturer mark (A. Boche, Paris) Graduated Hinged Brass Charger & Hanging Rings. A 1014 - A 1014
This is an excellent, original, complete, French form , Victorian, Black Powder Flask for rifles . It is similar in form to chargers illustrated on page 395 item 1168-2 & page 401 item 1173 of the Powder Flask Book by Riling, both having the same form and hinged charger. It measures 10" overall length with charger closed and the polished, flattened horn flask and the flat brass base secured by 6 pins is 1 ¼” x 3 ½” . The horn has just light surface wear to be expected and has a brass throat cap with sprung brass opening lever. The throat cap has a small ‘staff of Hermes AB’ manufacturer mark (illustrated). AB is identified as A. Boche 45 Rue des Vinaigriers Paris noted as a seller of Sporting Equipment in the 1867 Exposition catalogue (see page 118 of Riling’s book) .A pivoting, hinged brass charger is secured to the throat cap. The sprung lever charger is graduated ’30-35-40’ grains. The horn is fitted with 2 small brass rings . The price for this large attractive flask, with unusual charger includes UK delivery. A 1014
£425.00

C1800 Turkish Style Balkans 16 Bore Flintlock Pistol With Brass Fittings & Cudgel Butt. Sn 16294 - 16294
This is an attractive Turkish Style Balkans flintlock pistol made C1800. It is 17” overall with a 10 ¾” stee barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel is unsighted. The barrel has foliate tooled decoration and a small indistinct cartouche (illustrated). It has its original undamaged full stock with ornate tooled decoration & brass fittings including trigger guard with stylised finial and ornate cudgel pommel. It is complete with wood ramrod which is short (only 5” length). Its lock works as it should. 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 16294
£575.00

SOLD SOLD (11/11) Victorian, 1860’s, Webley Bentley Patent 80 Bore Five Shot Double Action Cap & Ball Percussion Revolver. Sn 16384 - 16384
Joseph Bentley held the patent for a double action revolver which he allowed to lapse in 1861. Thereafter the Birmingham Gun Trade made them in various forms. This is a very good, original, Webley Bentley Five shot percussion revolver. Made sometime in the 1860’s, the weapon's folding loading arm & double action only firing actions work as they should. It has a 5” octagonal barrel (10 ½” overall). The pistol’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has a spurred grip strap, spurless hammer and closed frame. The barrel and frame have Victorian proofs. The frame is crisply marked ‘Patent No. 28 244’. It's finely chequered Walnut grips are in great undamaged condition. It has a stepped steel butt cap. The pistol's metal work and grips have even patina throughout. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16384
£0.00

1792 - 1815 Richard Fenton London English Officer’s 16 Bore Flintlock Holster Pistol. Sn 16381 - 16381
Richard Fenton was an English gunmaker with premises at 19 Shoemaker Row, Doctor's Commons, Blackfriars, London between 1792 & 1815. This is an original English Officers' Flintlock Holster Pistol by Fenton. It is 15 ¼” long with a superb 9 ¼” 'watered' Brown Barrel which is 16 bore. The barrel has an inlaid silver band at the breech end. The smooth bore has just staining consistent with age. The woodwork is a nice deep brown with steel furniture including trigger guard with extended tang and pineapple finial. The back of the pistol's chequered grip is inlaid with a void silver shield escutcheon. It has it's wood ramrod with brass end cap and the hammer is fitted with a Flint. The lock is signed by the maker ‘R. Fenton’ and nicely engraved with a Stag in the field scene. The lock functions as it should. As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK as part of a display or collection. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16381.
£1,275.00

**MAN STOPPER**Early 1800’s English R. Horton London 22 Bore Flintlock Traveling Pistol With Folding Trigger & Turn Off Barrel. Sn 16380 - 16380
This an excellent large calibre flintlock pocket pistol made or retailed by R.Horton London. It is 8” overall length and has a 2 ½” screw off barrel (the underside of the barrel has a lug for tool to turn off the barrel. We do not have the tool). This man stopper pistol is 15mm at the muzzle (approx. 22 bore). The barrel’s smooth bore has just staining consistent with age and use. The underside of the frame has crisp proof marks. It's action is decorated on both sides, one side with Martial banners & arms and is signed ‘R.Horton’ within panel. The other side has Martial banners & arms and is signed ‘London’ within panel . The action has a sliding safety bolt to the rear of the Swan neck hammer which is fitted with flint. It has its undamaged original bag shaped wood grip. The grip is inlaid with a void silver escutcheon. It has a folding trigger & the weapon cocks and dry fires as it should. 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 16380
£975.00

EXTREMELY RARE & UNIQUE, 1856-1864, Colt 1855 Patent Root’s Side Hammer .56 Calibre 5 Shot Cap & Ball Revolving Saddle Carbine Rifle With Saddle Ring & Victorian London Proofs Prize Rifle In 1866 To ‘Lc.Cl. S Moneypenny 19th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers - 16318
The Colt revolving rifles were early repeating rifles produced by the Colt's Manufacturing Company from 1856 until 1864. The design was essentially similar to revolver type pistols, with a rotating cylinder that held five or six rounds in a variety of calibres from .36 to .64 inches. In 1855, with his Model 1855 patent, Colt introduced a spur-trigger revolver that featured a fully enclosed cylinder. These handguns were officially named Side hammer revolvers, but they also were known as "Root" revolvers after Elisha K. Root, who at that time was employed as Colt's factory superintendent and Chief Engineer. These ‘Root’ side hammers are found on Colt 1855 patent revolving rifles. A combination of Colt revolving pistols and revolving rifles were used on the Pony Express by the eight men who guarded the dangerous run between Independence, Missouri, and Santa Fe. When doubts were expressed about the ability of these eight men to deliver the letters on this run reliably, the Missouri government declared that "these eight men are ready in case of attack to discharge 136 shots without having to reload. We have no fears for the safety of the mail." All mail deliveries on this route were completed safely. The U.S. Government had purchased 765 Colt revolving carbines and rifles prior to the Civil War. Many of these were shipped to southern locations and ended up being used by the Confederacy. After the war began, the Union purchased many more rifles and carbines. Sources disagree over the exact number purchased, but approximately 4,400 to 4,800 were purchased in total over the length of the war. The weapon performed superbly in combat, seeing action with the 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry Union forces at Snodgrass Hill during the Battle of Chickamauga during the American Civil War.The volume of fire from this weapon proved to be so useful that the Confederate forces were convinced that they were attacking an entire division, not just a single regiment. This is an extremely rare, Colt 1855 Patent ‘Root’s Side Hammer .56 Calibre 5 Shot Cap & Ball Revolving Saddle Carbine Rifle. It is in excellent condition. It has a round steel barrel which is 21" long and the carbine size rifle is 39 ¾” overall length. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has a 5 shot revolving cylinder and the weapon’s single action firing mechanism functions perfectly. The frame is fitted with a steel saddle ring and it has the correct under lever captive ram rod which featured on the Colt pistols of the era. It has a brass blade fore sight and block ‘v’ notch rear sight graduated to 100 yards. The block has 2 folding ‘v’ notch leaf sights graduated to 300 and 600 yards. The cylinder & frame have Victorian London Black Powder proofs. The top of the frame is marked with Colt’s name and USA address and the cylinder is marked ‘Patented Sept 10th 1855 (55 is obscured by Victorian proof mark)’. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘11784’. The original walnut stock is undamaged. It has a curved steel butt plate and brass trigger guard with extended tang with matching number ‘11784’. Uniquely, the stock is mounted with a silver presentation plate engraved ‘19th Middx R.V (British Army 19th Battalion Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Regiment) Presented By C** H.H. Williams Won By Lc.Cl. S Moneypenny). The price for superb piece of firearms history includes UK delivery. NB As an antique cap and ball firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16318
£9,750.00

MASSIVE, C1850 Leech & W.Ling Gunmakers Marked 8 Bore Percussion Muzzle Loading Wildfowling Bank / Punt Gun With Walnut Stock & Ramrod. A 1010 - A 1010
William John Leech was an English Gunmaker recorded as having premises at Castle Alley 1813-14 & Union Street Whitechapel C1817. William Ling (born 1793) was an English London based gunsmith recorded at a number of London addresses between 1820 and 1863 (see pages 180 & 178 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This is a massive percussion wildfowling gun made C1850 signed by Leech & W. Ling. This size of gun (5 feet 1inch overall length) were lay on riverbanks and sand dunes to support the heavy weight of the gun when hunting wild fowl or mounted on punts. It is 8 bore and has a 43 ½” round steel barrel. Its bore has light staining consistent with age and use. It has walnut stock with chequered wrist & polished horn fore stock cap. The wood has just light bumps and bruises consistent with age and use and is impressed ‘W.Ling’ indicating that the stock was supplied by the gunmaker William Ling. The wood has heavy brass mounts and heavy brass butt plate. The action plate and barrel block are signed ‘Leech’ (most likely William John Leech) It has a heavy steel Dolphin hammer. The barrel has a small brass bead foresight. The piece is complete with its original wood ramrod with brass end cap. Its cocking & firing actions work perfectly. The price for this massive fowling piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of collection or display. A 1010
£2,750.00

Victorian 1840- 1863 William Ling, Jermyn Street, London, 6 Bore Percussion Muzzle Loading Single Barrel Wildfowling Shot Gun. A 1009 - A 1009
William Ling (born 1793) was an English London based gunsmith recorded at a number of London addresses between 1820 and 1863. He is recorded as working at Jermyn Street between 1840 & 1863. This is a quality made percussion wildfowling gun by William Ling Jermyn Street. It is 6 bore and has a 36” round, browned, steel barrel. It measures 53” overall length. The smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age & use. It has all original undamaged walnut furniture with chequered wrist . The top of the wrist is inlaid with void silver escutcheon. The metal work has tooled foliate decoration. It has a steel butt plate. The action plate is signed ‘Wm Ling London’ amongst foliate decoration. The barrel is signed ‘Wm Ling Gun Maker Jermyn St London’. It has a heavy Dolphin hammer. The barrel has a small brass bead foresight. The piece is complete with its original wood ramrod with brass end cap. Its cocking & firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of collection or display. A 1009
£2,450.00
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