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C1850, English, Smith, London, 32 Bore Percussion Overcoat Pistol With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 16167 - 16167
This is an excellent, original percussion overcoat pistol made C1850. It is 8 ½” overall length with a 4 ¼” octagonal barrel which has a small brass bead fore sight. Its smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age. The original Walnut full stock furniture is undamaged. The wrist is inlaid with a void German silver escutcheon. It has its original wood ram rod with brass end cap. Its Dolphin hammer & steel trigger guard with extended tang and Pineapple finial have foliate decoration. The action plate is marked by the manufacturer ‘Smith’ & the top of the barrel ‘London’ (there were many Gunmakers named Smith working in London during the 19th Century). The cocking and firing actions work perfectly. 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 16167
£695.00

SOLD SOLD (23/01) English, C1760’s David Collumbell London Private Purchase WD Marked Brass Barrelled 4 Bore Flintlock Blunderbuss With Monogram Or Regiment/ County Mark ‘CH’ (Cheshire) & WD Arrow’. Sn 16165 - 16165
David COLLUMBELL (also recorded as COLUMBELL) in 1712 was apprenticed to Gerrett Johnson Gunmaker at King Street, Westminster, London and is recorded at Parliament Street, Westminster, 1734-56. C1756, he is then recorded as a Gunmaker to Ordnance & in 1761 to the East India Company (see Howard L. Blackmore Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850). This an excellent original brass barrelled flintlock blunderbuss made by Collumbell most likely in the 1760’s when he was making weapons for the British Board of Ordnance & EIC. It is 31" overall with a bell mouth 15 ¼” brass cannon barrel which is 4 bore at the muzzle. The smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age. The top of the barrel is signed ‘London’ & it has crisp black powder proofs. It has a plain steel flat lock signed ‘Collumbell’, Swan neck hammer fitted with flint, original undamaged, Walnut full stock and quality brass mounts including ornately engraved butt plate tang, decorated flat side plate, trigger guard with extended tang, ram rod flutes & acanthus bud finial. It also has an ornate brass stock mount with ‘CH’ & ‘arrow’ mark which is most likely the monogram of the individual who purchased this blunderbuss or Regiment / County mark and WD / Board Of Ordnance arrow mark (CH was the board of ordnance County / district mark for Cheshire). It has it's wood ram rod with brass end cap. The price for this quality blunderbuss with interesting marks worthy of further research 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 16165
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (15/01) MINT BORE, Early 1900’s Westley Richards & Co London Martini Action .300 Sherwood Extra Long (.300 Westley) Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre Target / Rook Rifle. Sn 16142 - 16142
The .300 Sherwood, also known as the .300 Extra Long and the .300 Westley, is an obsolete centre fire rifle cartridge developed by Westley Richards. The .300 Sherwood was introduced by Westley Richards in 1901 in response to W.W. Greener's .310 Cadet cartridge. The cartridge was created by lengthening the much milder .300 Rook. As expected, the first rifles chambered for it were made by Westley designated as the "Sherwood" target rifle. Later other manufacturers produced rifles in the calibre including BSA, Vickers and Francotte, whilst high end double rifles were produced by Holland & Holland and Westley Richards. This is an excellent and sought after example of the Sherwood target / rook rifle by Westley Richards. It has a 27 ½” steel barrel which has a near mint bore, clean with well defined rifling and it measures 43" overall. Its Martini Action works crisply. It has all original wood stock and fore end. It has a steel butt plate. It has a blade foresight and flip up graduated ladder rear sight. The top of the barrel are signed by the manufacturer. The breech has .300 calibre detail and Westley Richards triangle mark. The rifle is serial number ‘5818’. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16142
£0.00

Late 18th Century, English, Knubley London (Gunmaker to the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Clarence and Prince Edward) Officer’s Private Purchase .700 Calibre, Flintlock Pistol With Brass Fittings & Steel Ram Rod. Sn 16135 - 16135
In the late 18th century, Charing Cross in London was a hub of gunsmithing activity. This included John Prosser, Thomas Gill, and John Knubley. In 1790 Knubley was awarded the title of Gunmaker to the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Clarence and Prince Edward. Knubley moved his business to 7 Charing Cross in 1792. Knubley passed away in February 1795, but his wife continued the business along with Samuel Brunn until 1779 who operated as Knubley, Brunn & Co, Charing Cross, London. Brunn passed the business along to John Mallet who continued to operate at Charing Cross until 1803. This is an excellent original, Officer’s private purchase flintlock pistol by Knubley London. It is 15 ½” overall length with a 9” un-sighted steel barrel. Its smooth bore has just staining and residue consistent with age and use. The top of the barrel is marked ‘ London’ and has black powder proofs. The original Walnut full stock is has the knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected with age. It has its original steel ram rod, Swan neck hammer fitted with flint & brass trigger guard with extended tangs. The butt has a brass cudgel cap. The lock plate is signed by the manufacturer ‘Knubley’. The cocking and firing actions work correctly. 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 16135
£945.00

QUALITY, C1810 English Staudenmayor London 32 Bore Nipple & Drum Percussion Converted From Flintlock Overcoat Pistol With Octagonal Damascus Barrel. Sn 16132 - 16132
The English gunsmith Samuel Henry Staudenmayor is recorded as having premises at 35 Jermyn Street London 1799 & 32 / 35 Cockspur Street London in 1802 & until his death C1825 (see page 205 of Brown’s book ‘British Gunmakers Volume 1’ ). This is a fine quality Staudenmayor of London Percussion Overcoat Pistol. Made around C1810 and later nipple & drum converted to percussion. It is 12” overall length with a 6” octagonal Damascus barrel which has a German silver blade fore sight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. The barrel has 2 silver bands at the breech and the top barrel flat has an inlaid copper cartouche with indiscernible embossed lettering. The smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age. The action tang, trigger guard with Pineapple finial and dolphin hammer have quality tooled decoration. The full stock is made from rich English Walnut with chequered panels for grip. The stock has German silver stock mounts and a void inlaid German silver escutcheon. It has its original wood ram rod with polished horn end cap. The action has a safety bolt and the action plate is crisply signed by the maker ‘Staudenmayor London’ . 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 16132
£895.00

1870 British Enfield Tower Snider 3 Band .577 Obsolete Calibre Service Rifle. Sn 16131 - 16131
This is an excellent example of the Enfield Snider 3 Band Rifle. The action plate is stamped With Queens Crown (Victoria) and by the manufacturer 'Tower (Enfield) 1870'. There are no discernible markings at the breech. It has excellent all original wood work, brass butt plate, fore end block and trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle also has its steel cleaning rod, ladder rear sight, block and blade fore sight and sling swivels. The barrel's bore has just light staining consistent with age & use. The rifling is crisp. The barrel is stamped with black powder proof marks. Total length is 55 ½” with a 37" barrel. The wood is numbered 2169 . The cocking & firing action works perfectly. 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. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16131
£1,200.00

SOLD SOLD (02/02) MINT BORE, American Civil War Era 1860-1869, Model 1865 Spencer .52 Obsolete Calibre Repeating Cavalry Carbine By Burnside Rifle Company With 7 Shot Tubular Magazine & Saddle Bar With Ring. Sn 16005 - 16005
The Spencer .52 calibre repeating rifle was designed by Christopher Spencer in 1860. It was a manually operated lever-action, repeating carbine size rifle (37 ½” overall) fed from a tube magazine. It was adopted by the Union Army, especially by the Cavalry, during the American Civil War and were manufactured by The American Burnside Rifle Co. Production began in 1860 and ended in 1869. The Spencer had an innovative 7 shot tubular magazine fed into the butt via a trap with steel latch. This is an original example in excellent condition for its age. The metal work has even patina and its original wood stock has just the knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected. The 18” barrel’s bore is near mint, clean with crisp rifling. It is fitted with a flip up rear sight and fixed fore sight together with steel saddle bar with ring. It is also fitted with single sling swivel lug, correct steel butt plate & tubular magazine with latch plate. The top of the breech is stamped very faintly stamped ‘Spencer Repeating Rifle /Pat’d March 6 1860/ Manuf’d As Prov. R.I. Burnside Fifle Co Model 1865’. The frame is numbered ‘901A’ (illustrated). The loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this American Civil War era carbine includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16005
£0.00

American Civil War Connections, Imperial German Potsdam Prussian State Arsenal M1809/31 .70 Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Rifle & Sling. Sn 16006 - 16006 / 16101
The Model 1809 Potsdam musket saw service in the Napoleonic wars. From 1831 to 1839, Prussia began large-scale conversion from flintlock to percussion circa 1839, becoming the M1809/39, but research indicates conversions may have started as early as 1831. The name "Potsdam" comes from the guns made at the Prussian State Potsdam arsenal. These weapons saw service during the American Civil War and were used by both sides during that conflict. The rifles were made in both smoothbore and rifled variants. A contract for 165,000 smooth bore & rifled Potsdam’s arrived in the USA in 1861/62 for issue to federal forces. Our Model 1809/31 Potsdam rifle is in excellent condition. It has all original wood and metal throughout. It has a 40” barrel which has a clean bore with crisp well defined rifling. The barrel has a blade fore sight and flip up rear sight. It has a bayonet bar, brass barrel bands, trigger guard with extended tang and the shoulder stock with figured cheek piece has a steel butt plate Regiment marked ‘20 LWR 8C 468’. The action plate has the Potsdam arsenal mark. The wood and metal have Imperial German inspection marks and various numbers. The rifle has its original steel cleaning rod with screw off worm. The rifle’s sling swivels are fitted with a later leather sling. The rifle’s cocking and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading percussion rifle no licence is required to own this item if retained in a collection or display. Sn 16006
£1,475.00

**MINT BORE** 1st MODEL WITH 3 GROOVE RIFLING**Victorian 1862 Dated British Enfield Tower Model 1855 .577 Calibre Percussion Cavalry Pistol With Captive Steel Ram Rod, 2 Leaf Graduated Rear Sight & Brass Fittings . Sn 16085 - 16085
This is an excellent British Victorian Model 1855 Cavalry Pistol. It is the 1st model with 3 groove rifling. The pistol is 16” overall with a 10” round steel barrel. The barrel’s bore is near mint, clean with crisp well defined 3 groove rifling. The barrel has black powder proofs. It has a heavy military Dolphin hammer and brass fittings including butt cap with steel lanyard ring, trigger guard with extended tang and fore end block with ram rod mount. The action plate is crisply marked with Crown & ‘Tower’ (Enfield) together with ‘1862’ date. The walnut full stock is all original & undamaged with just bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The pistol is complete with its original captive steel ram rod. Its action works as it should. 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 16085
£1,200.00

Large, Austrian, Victorian Era, Polished, Flattened Horn Black Powder Flask With Beetz Charger Brass Swivel Head, Inspection Window & Adjustable Measure. A 1005 - A 1005
This is an excellent original complete Austrian , Victorian, Brass Swivel Head Black Powder Flask. It measures 10" overall length and the polished, flattened horn flask is 2 ½” at it's widest point. The horn is un-damaged and has a brass end cap. The horn is fitted with 4 small brass rings and has its original screw thread, brass swivel head ‘Beetz Charger’ nozzle with graduated measures. The nozzle has glazed inspection windows on the left and right sides (see page 424 and image 1411 of The Powder flask Book by Riling). There are no visible manufacturer or date marks on the flask but the nozzle has a small number ‘1066’. The price includes UK delivery. A 1005
£295.00
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