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C1830 English, Edward Bond London, 40 Bore Round Action Percussion Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Rifled Brass Barrel & Concealed Trigger. Sn 16495 - 16495
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 Edward Bond is recorded at 45 Cornhill 1826-1855 (see page 143 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This is an excellent percussion pocket pistol by Edward Bond made C1830. The pistol is 6” overall with a 1 ½” screw off brass barrel which has a clean bore with crisp deep cut rifling. The left side of the round steel action is engraved 'E. Bond' next to martial banners & arms. The right ’45 Cornhill London’ next to martial banners & arms. It has a sliding safety, folding concealed trigger and Dolphin hammer. The action works perfectly. It has crisp proof /inspection marks on the underside of the frame. Its walnut grip has fine chequering and is inlaid with a void silver escutcheon. The butt is flat with ornately decorated 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 16495
£795.00

1851 Patent Deane Adams & Deane London .400 Calibre Five Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver With Spurless Hammer & Octagonal Barrel. Sn 16466 - 16466
The famous English gunsmith's Deane Adams and Deane had premises at 30 King William Street, London Bridge, London. Until the arrival of Samuel Colt at the Great Exhibition of 1851 with his display of percussion revolvers, British gun makers had largely neglected this style of weapon except for pepperbox revolvers. The arrival of Colt with his American methods of promoting business caused much resentment in the British gun trade. The outcome was a surge in quality revolver design and production by British makers including Deane Adams & Deane. This is an excellent, original, Deane Adams & Deane 5 shot percussion revolver made under licence by the Liege gunmaker Auguste Francotte. The weapon's double action firing mechanism works as it should. It has a 6” octagonal barrel (12” overall). The pistol’s bore is clean with crisp well defined rifling. The barrel has a small blade fore sight & notched plate rear sight. The top of the frame and barrel is crisply marked 'Manfd By A. Francotte Licensed By Deane Adams & Deane London'. It has foliate engraving to the frame & trigger guard. The frame is engraved ‘Adams Patent No.12160’ together with Francotte’s ‘Crown AF’ mark. It's finely chequered walnut grip is in great undamaged condition and it has a steel butt plate with trap. The pistol's metal work is undamaged. 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 16466
£1,175.00

RARE & UNUSUAL C1750 French Form I. Tarlys Breech Loading Flintlock Pistol With .450 Calibre Turn Off Rifled Cannon Barrel, Retaining Bar Link & Fluted Cudgel Butt. Sn 16437 - 16437
This is an excellent, rare & unusual flintlock pistol in C1750 French form. It is 15” overall length with 5 ¾”, .450 calibre screw off cannon barrel. The barrel’s bore is clean and has deep cut, crisp rifling. The barrel is retained to the frame by and unusual hinged bar link to allow the pistol to be loaded at the breech. The top of the breech is marked with an ‘I.T’ (I.Tarlys) inspection mark below a small Fleur de lis mark. The action is signed by the maker ‘I. Tarlys’. The pistol has a Swan neck hammer fitted with flint. The pistol’s cocking and firing mechanism works as it should with a crisp action. It’s original walnut stock is excellent & undamaged. The stock has a heavy fluted steel cudgel butt and the metal work of the pistol has tooled foliate decoration together with a Serpent or Dragon form side plate. The price for this pistol worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As 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 16437
£2,750.00

East India Company Type F .75” Musket Bore Percussion Musket. Sn. 16416:16 - 16416:16
This is an East India Company type F percussion musket. The gun measures 54 ¾ inches in length. The 39 inch round smooth steel barrel which has staining and residue consistent with age and use. It is also fitted with a pattern F bayonet catch. The barrel has British black powder proof marks and has a block foresight and a v back sight. The original percussion lock plate is crisply marked with the EIC rampant lion and cocks correctly. The gun has its original walnut stock which has the knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The round steel ramrod has a round rammer head with a short section under it being square. The gun has brass furniture including butt plate, trigger guard, fore end and ram rod mounts. The gun retains its original iron sling swivels and barrel is attached to the stock with 3 steel wedges. The metal work has even patina throughout. The gun has Nepalese markings on the top of the butt plate. The price includes UK delivery. As an antique musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16416:16
£1,750.00

India Pattern Brown Bess .75” Musket Bore Flintlock Musket Sn 16416:15 - 16416:15
This is an original India pattern Brown Bess flintlock musket. The gun has a 55 ½” overall length. The 39 ½” round steel barrel’s smooth bore .75 inch musket bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel is marked with black powder proofs and has a block fore sight. The original lock plate which is crisply marked With TOWER and a crown over GR and cocks correctly. The firing mechanisms work as they should. The gun has its original walnut stock and steel ramrod. The guns brass furniture includes the butt plate, trigger guard, fore end block and ram rod mounts. The gun also retains its iron sling swivels.. The metal work has even patina throughout. The price includes UK delivery. As an antique musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16416:15
£2,650.00

Scandinavian 1841 Dated .700 Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Infantry Musket . Sn 16415:13 - 16415:13
This is an unusual musket. It has a steel action plate date marked ‘1841’ below a ‘Crown C’ mark most likely a Danish, Norwegian or Swedish inspection mark and number 3. It has a ‘dog’ safety catch, heavy military hammer, sling swivels, heavy brass furniture and undamaged walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises consistent with age and use. The metal work has even patina. The brass butt plate tang is stamped ‘3’. The barrel has a ‘Crown C’ mark, blade fore sight, 'v' notch plate rear sight and military bayonet bar. The smooth bore of the 40” round steel barrel is clean. The rifle measures 57” overall length. The rifle has its original steel ram rod. The weapon’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this unusual piece worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As a muzzle loading antique firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16415:13
£895.00

**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

SOLD SOLD 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
£0.00

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
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