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**VERY ORNATE SILVER WRAPPED WITH CORAL & POLISHED ANTIQUE IVORY DECORATION**C1800 16 Bore Balkan / Ottoman Rat Tail Butt Flintlock Pistol. Sn 21393:8 - 21393:8
This is a superb ornate Balkans / Ottoman flintlock pistol made C1800. It is 20 ¼” overall length. The 11” Cannon barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. Sections of the iron barrel and all of the stock are tightly wrapped in silver sheet and has ornate tooled foliate & hammered decoration. The stock and barrel towards the muzzle are intricately decorated with silver studs, polished antique ivory & coral lozenges including the rat tail butt. The pistol has its original decorative forming part of the frame, fixed in place faux silver ram rod end piece. The lock plate and cock have quality tooled decoration. The action cocks and dry fires. The price for this ornately decorated Ottoman / Balkan flintlock 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 21393:8 (NB Antique Ivory Content Comprises Less Than 10% Volume & Weight)
£1,245.00

C1870 Clamshell Hard Cased Belgian Liege 9mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Only Revolver With Ornate Tooled Decoration, Folding Trigger, Captive Swivel Extractor Rod. Sn 21393:4 - 21393:4
This is an attractive 6 shot 9mm pin fire revolver made C1870. It measures 7 ½” overall with a 3 ¼” two stage barrel. The barrel’s rifled bore has staining & reidue consistent with age and use. The metal work in the white has attractive deep cut tooled foliate decoration & typical folding trigger. Its original chequered panel gutta percha hard rubber grips are excellent. The pistol is stamped with Liege ‘crown N’ & ‘P’ marks. The cylinder is numbered ‘67’. The pistol is side gate loading & has a captive swivel ejector rod. The pistol is correctly double action only and its firing mechanism works as it should. The pistol is accompanied by its original leather covered wood pistol shaped clamshell type hard case with clasp fastener. The case is lined and padded with rich purple material. The liner has just wear to be expected & the leather has some light scuffing to be expected. The case fits the pistol perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 21393:4
£695.00

**ALL MATCHNG NUMBERS**MINT BORE**C1870’s J.P Lower Denver Colorado USA .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Revolver With Octagonal Barrel, Removable Extractor Rod & Sheathed Trigger. Sn 21391 - 21391
Born in 1833 to a Philadelphia carpenter, John Pray Lower soon developed a much keener interest in firearms than carpentry. At 13 he began an apprenticeship with J.C. Grubb, a blacksmith turned gun dealer and trader, and by age 20 Lower had become a master gunsmith with all the known arms of the day. After Grubb sent Lower on the road Lower developed connections with every known firearms manufactory in the country. His travels as a gun salesman took him abroad and through the States (he avoided the draft during the Civil War, obtaining an appointment to an artillery unit at Fort Barry, Va., in 1863). On one of his trips to the West he met Indian fighter turned gunsmith Carlos Gove and they formed a brief partnership. In 1872 Lower brought his family to Denver and three years later bought out the gun shop of brothers Frank and George Freund. At his Sportsman’s Depot, Lower primarily sold guns and ammunition but also fishing gear and camping supplies. He continued the practice he had started in the mid-1850s of stamping his name on most of the guns he sold. He was known as one of the best shots in Denver and had a private range behind his store. This is an excellent original JP Lower 6 shot .32 RF calibre single action revolver made C1870’s. The pistol’s metal work retains its original finish. It has original American Walnut grip which has just a few nibbles at the butt consistent with holster wear. The butt of the grip frame is numbered ‘2260’ which is repeated on the underside of the 5 “ octagonal barrel & cylinder. The underside of the barrel is fitted with original removable sprung steel extractor rod. The barrel’s bore is near mint, clean & bright with well defined rifling. The top the cylinder frame is signed ‘J.P Lower’. The pistol measures 10 ¼” overall and has a brass blade fore sight, grooved cylinder frame 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 21391 (drawers office)
£1,450.00

**LARGE**Original, 19th Century Oriental Cast Bronze Lantaka Merchant Ship Deck/Rigging Pirate Defence Cannon / Swivel Gun With Later Wooden Display Stand. Sn 19631. - 19631
Lantaka were a type of bronze cannon mounted on merchant vessels travelling the waterways of Malay Archipelago in the 1800’s. Their use was greatest in precolonial South East Asia especially in Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The guns were used to defend against pirates. Many of these beautiful guns were mounted on swivels and were known as swivel guns. The smaller ones could be mounted almost anywhere including in the rigging. This is an original 19th Century blackened cast bronze Lantaka swivel cannon. It is 38 ½” in length and has a 1” muzzle diameter bore. It has the correct 5 ¼” bronze mounting spike with ornate cast curved arms secured to the barrel by lugs either side of the barrel. The barrel is ornately decorated with foliate and geometric designs and it has a flared ornate muzzle. The barrel has fixed sights which are incorporated into the floral cast design. The barrel is open and it has its original open touch hole. The rear of the barrel has a hollow tubular handle for firing unmounted. The Lantaka is complete with a purpose made later wood stand, holed to accept the Lantaka’s spike. The cannon weighs a heavy 20.7 Kg and the wood stand weighs 5.6 Kg making the total weight 26.3 Kg. The price for this historic Lantaka with stand which would make a superb display / conversation piece includes UK delivery. N.B. As an antique black powder cannon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 19631.
£1,200.00

1870 - 1900 Dutch Wilhelm Von Kreyfelt Rotterdam Holland 9 x 57R Mauser Obsolete Calibre Match Grade Target Rifle, Stock With Brass Plate Signed To ‘F.F. Kestling’, Sling & Bullet Cast With Confirmation Of Calibre Document. A 1084 - A 1084
Wilhelm Von Kreyfelt was a Dutch gunmaker active around 1870 until 1900. This match grade target rifle by Kreyfelt is in 9 x 57R Mauser, a UK obsolete calibre (a bullet cast and confirmation of calibre document accompanies this rifle). It has a 30 inch heavy profile Spanish form barrel with tangent rear sight adjustable for windage and dovetailed front sight, chequered spur trigger guard, full length figured stock carved with cheek piece and fitted with a brass plaque bearing a name 'F.F' Kestling' (most likely the original owner of this gun. The rifle’s sling swivels are fitted with a period leather sling. The action tang is signed ‘WILH. VON KREYFELT, ROTTERDAM’. It has its original iron ram rod. The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. The rifle measures 48”overall length. Its loading and firing actions work as they should. The price for this excellent Target rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre, antique firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 1084
£1,795.00

**LARGE & HEAVY** C1860 English Sanderson (Possibly ‘Elephant King‘ George P. Sanderson) 4 Bore Black Powder Big Game Percussion Elephant Gun For Use With ¼ Pound Lead Ball Of 1” Diameter. Sn 21370 - 21370
A substantial 4 Bore sporting gun by Sanderson c.1860 suitable for hunting elephant and other dangerous big game. Until the late 1870s, with the advent of large calibre breach loaders - and ultimately the nitro express double rifles at the end of that century - the single barrel smooth bore muzzle loading 4 bore was the most potent manageable option for hunting elephant, firing a quarter pound lead ball of one inch diameter. By default these big sporting pieces became known as "Elephant guns", but were actually multi-use weapons that could be used for shooting anything. Large smooth bores were favoured by the best known big game hunters of the era such as George P. Sanderson in India, Frederick Selous, William Finaughty and Sir Samuel Baker - and before that, Petrus Jacobs, a legend among the earlier Boer Elephant hunters who were armed with similar smooth bores - initially flintlocks and later percussion. Between 1874 and 1876 Selous killed 78 Elephant with a 4 bore muzzle loader. George Peress Sanderson (1848– 5 May 1892, Madras) was a renowned British big game hunter, later naturalist who worked in the public works department in the princely state of Mysore. He began a system for capturing wild elephants that were destructive to agriculture so as to use them in captivity. He was known in the popular press as the "Elephant King" and wrote a book on his life in the forests of India. Rudyard Kipling is believed to have modelled the character "Petersen Sahib" in his Toomai of the Elephants after him. With such primitive guns it was necessary for the hunter to shoot from very close range, so sights and rifling were of no advantage, and smooth bores were generally favoured by professional hunters. These could be reloaded more quickly than early rifles, kicked less, penetrated more and didn't twist in the hand. Early on, elephants were typically shot from horseback, enabling the rider to escape from a wounded animal to reload, often requiring multiple shots for a kill. This back action percussion smooth bored example has a 35" barrel with a sighting plane and bead foresight and weighs in at around 13lbs. The bore has light staining & residue consistent with age & use. The gun is in very good overall condition. It is surprisingly wieldy for such a massive gun, quick to point and balances nicely. The gun measures 52” overall length. The all original Walnut wood furniture with chequered wrist & fore stock and polished horn fore end cap are excellent. The stock has a steel butt plate. The action plate, heavy hammer, trigger guard with extended tang & Pineapple finial have excellent foliage engraved decoration. The action plate is also signed ‘Sanderson’ (we cannot find a period maker named Sanderson in our books, could this gun have been owned by the famous ‘Elephant King’ George Peress Sanderson?). The gun has a wood ram rod with white metal end cap. The price for this quality piece worthy of further research regarding the signature on the action plate includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre black powder weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21370
£1,945.00

SOLD SOLD (16/07) **VERY RARE**C1810 British Ezekiel Baker London .653 Calibre Percussion Sporting Rifle Baker Converted From Flintlock Rifle With Patch Box & Ram Rod. Sn 21369 - 21369
The Baker Rifle was first produced in 1800 by Ezekiel Baker, a master gunsmith from Whitechapel. He was maker to the Prince of Wales. His design won the competition for the 1st British Military Rifle. Very few of these rifles were made by Baker himself, the vast majority being sub-contracted to other prominent makers,. This C1810 example of a sporting rifle made by Baker was later period converted to percussion almost certainly by him and is of the same specification as the military model (.653 bore for a patched .625 carbine ball & a 30.3” barrel with his unique 7 groove ¼ twist rifling. The top barrel flat of the heavy octagonal barrel is signed ‘E. Baker London’. The lock plate is also engraved ‘E. Baker’. The figured stock has a patch box with hinged steel lid with Stag in the field engraving partly faded with age. The rifle is excellent with shiny bore (fine lands-some staining and residue). There is a pillar rear sight with one folding leaf. The original heavy iron ram rod contributes to the precise balance of this Genuine Baker sporting piece. The rifle is 46 ½” overall length. The price for this very rare sought after piece which is a must for any serious collector 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 21369
£0.00

1834-1863 Victorian English, Sanders Loughboro (Loughborough Leicestershire) 12 Bore, Double Damascus Barrelled Muzzle Loading Percussion Sporting Shotgun , Action Plates Signed ‘Curney’ (Most Likely The Original Owner Or Retailers Name). A 1083 - A 1083
Joseph Sanders was an English Loughborough Leicestershire based gunmaker an English gunmaker recorded as working between 1834 and 1863 (see page 103 of Bailey & Nie’s book English Gunmakers). This is an attractive, double barrel muzzle loading shotgun by Sanders. It has undamaged Walnut furniture with finely chequered wrist panels & void inlaid white metal escutcheon. The shotgun with double 28 ¼” Damascus steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. It measures 45 ½” overall. The top barrel rib is signed by the maker ‘Sanders Loughboro’ (Loughborough) The barrels are 12 bore. The bores have staining and residue consistent with age & use. The action and hammers have foliate engraved decoration. Its plain steel trigger guard has an extended tang & acanthus bud finial. The action plates have ‘hunting dog and game birds in the field’ hunting scenes. Both plates are signed ‘Curney’ (unknown but most likely the original owner or retailers name). It is complete with its brass capped ebonised wood ram rod which has a brass tip with steel thread. The cocking & firing actions of the weapon work crisply. 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. A 1083
£595.00

C1850 Victorian English Thomas Norfolk Bury St Edmunds Suffolk 14 Bore Double Damascus Barrelled Muzzle Loading Percussion Shotgun & Research Documents Regarding The Maker. Sn 21274 - 21274
Thomas Norfolk was an English Suffolk based gunmaker recorded as working between 1843 & 1883 at Bury St Edmunds 1843: 26 Angel Street, 1844-48 8 Butter Market, 1852 9 Corn Market & 1854-83 9 Meat Market (see page 296 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol 2). This gun is accompanied by a quantity of research about this Gunsmith & other Suffolk Gunmakers. This is a nice 14 Bore double barrel muzzle loading percussion shotgun by Thomas Norfolk. It has all original Walnut furniture which has just light bumps and bruises consistent with age and use. The wrist is inlaid with white metal escutcheon and has chequered grip panels. The shotgun with double 26 ½”, Damascus steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. It measures 46 ½” overall. The barrel rib has a bead fore sight. The action plates, action tang and trigger guard with extended tang and Pineapple finial have foliate engraved decoration. The action plates are also signed ‘Norfolk’. The barrel rib is faintly signed ‘Norfolk Bury St Edmunds’. The cocking & firing actions of the weapon work crisply. The barrel’s smooth bores are clean. The gun has an ebonised wood ram rod with brass end cap and brass tip which unscrews to reveal a 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 21274
£595.00

French St Etienne & Tulle Arsenal Marked Model 1842 Light Infantry .73” Calibre Percussion Musket Carbine Regiment Marked ‘2G’. A 1082 - A 1082
Model 1842 Musket was developed from the preceding Model 1840. The arms were the first percussion weapons adopted for general service in the French army. The Model 1842 barrel is forged with an integral bolster that is flush with the barrel. The Model 1840 was not produced in any quantity before being replaced. Both models were produced in two lengths, one for the regular infantry and a short version for light infantry. The French Model 1842 percussion musket was bought and used by both the Union and Confederate Army in small quantities during the American Civil War. The weapons were the first to employ a back-action lock. This is a very good original French Light Infantry Model 1842 Tulle & St Etienne Arsenal marked .73” Calibre Percussion Musket Carbine. It has even patina to the metal work throughout. It has a heavy military percussion hammer and the action plate is signed with St Etienne Arsenal detail. Its 29 ¾” sighted barrel (44 ½” overall) has a smooth bore. The bore has staining & residue consistent with age and use. The regulation brass fittings have proof/inspection marks. The wood has inspection marks including Tulle arsenal mark. It has its original iron ramrod. The brass butt plate is Regiment or Unit marked ‘2G’ possibly 2nd Garde Regiment. The rifle cocks & dry fires crisply. The price for this musket worthy of further research regarding the regiment mark includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion muzzle loader no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 1082
£795.00
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