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SOLD SOLD (13/07) RARE, 1861 Enfield .577 Snider MK II** Naval Pattern 58, 5 groove, 2 Band Rifle ;British WD Marked. Later issued to the 1st Linlithgowshire Rifle Vols. Sn 21335 - 21335
This is a good example of the rare Enfield Naval Pattern 58, 5 groove, 2 Band, naval rifle converted to the Snider breech loading system. The Naval pattern rifle was introduced in 1858 and differs from the land pattern rifle with the fittings being made out of brass instead of iron and the rear sling swivel fitted to the front of the trigger guard instead of at the rear of the tang. The action plate is stamped With Queens Crown VR (Victoria Regina), the date 1861 and an inspection stamp. The rifle has all original undamaged wood work in good condition with brass butt plate, fore end block and trigger guard. The rifle has sling swivels, the correct square regulation iron cleaning rod, 1000 yard ladder rear sight, bayonet mount to the right hand side of the barrel and a blade fore sight. The barrel has age related patina to the surface and the bore is clean with 5 groove rifling. The barrel and breech are stamped with Enfield proof & WD marks. The breech has the correct hinged cover with knurled steel catch and the WD inspection mark and ‘II**’ designation. Total length is 49” with a 30 ¾ ” barrel. Later on it the rifles service, the top of the tang was stamped VLLR 266 when it was issued as gun number 266 to the 1st Linlithgowshire Rifle Volunteers. This volunteer company was raised in Linithgow in 1860. The butt has a crisp Birmingham storekeepers stamp dated 1868 and is also stamped I.T over T and a Birmingham crowned stamp near to the butt plate. The loading and firing actions work crisply. See page 8, Catalogue of the Enfield Pattern Room, British Rifles, published by Her Majesty’s Stationary Office. 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 a part of a collection or display. Sn 21335
£0.00

**UNIQUE BREECH LOADING ENFIELD TRIALS RIFLE**MINT BORE**Victorian British George Henry Daw, London Enfield Pattern 1856 Muzzle Loading Rifle Converted to Breech Loading Bolt Action .577 Obsolete Calibre. Sn 18023 - 18023
George Henry Daw was an English Gunmaker recorded as having premises at 57 Threadneedle Street London C1860 -1879. This is an original British trials rifle by Daw made in the transition era of muzzle loaders to breech loading actions and is most likely unique. The rifle has been converted to breech loading using a muzzle loading P1856 short rifle platform. The percussion action removed and replaced with the hinged breech cover that would later be found on snider patent weapons but with the addition of a hammerless bolt action. This rifle has a 31” round steel barrel with a near mint borer, clean & bright with crisp rifling. The top of the barrel is signed ‘G.H. Daw 57 Threadneedle Street London’. The metal work has even patina throughout. The all original woodwork has knocks bumps and bruises to be expected. The action plate signed ’G.H Daw’. The action is strong and works as it should. It has sling swivels, original iron cleaning rod, fixed foresight and adjustable rear ladder sight and bayonet bar. The forward sling swivel has an old inventory label attached which has obviously been with the rifle for many years. The label has ink writing ‘M694’.The price for this extremely rare trials piece includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 18023
£1,650.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 19/03) *Cased 1797-1829 English Scott Of Melford (Suffolk) Over & Under, Double Barrel, Tap Action, 54 Bore, Flintlock Traveling Pistol With Turn Off Steel Barrels & Accessories. Sn 21278 - 21278
Stephen Scott was an English Suffolk based gunmaker recorded at Long Melford 1797-1829. He is also recorded at Sudbury in 1797 (see page 327 of British Gunmakers Vol.2 by Brown). This is a quality made over & under, tap action flintlock traveling pistol by Stephen Scott. It's round steel screw off barrels are 2 ¼” in length (7 ½” overall). The smooth bores have light staining and residue consistent with age and use. The action has black powder proofs. Its steel frame is nicely engraved on both sides with martial banners and arms. On the left side the motif bears the maker’s name 'Scott' and the right ‘Melford’. The trigger guard is engraved with a foliate design. It has a steel slide safety bolt, steel pan and cock. The pistol's bag shaped walnut grip is undamaged and the back is inlaid with void white metal escutcheon. The pistol cocks and dry fires crisply and the tap action operated by a lever on the left side of the pan functions as it should. The pistols are complete with wood case. The case has a hinged lid. The front of the case has a brass lock (key absent) and 2 hook fasteners. The inside of the case is lined with felt & has compartments for the pistol & accessories which comprise, an original steel ‘T’ shaped multi tool (key to unscrew barrels, screwdriver tip, hollow section to contain gun oil with screw off cap and integral oil applicator tool), a separate steel pin / ram tool and a small polished horn powder flask with metal screw top lid. The price for this desirable pistol with accessories 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 21278
£0.00

C1840’s Allen & Wheelock 1845 Patent 5 Shot 120 Bore Bar Hammer Percussion Pepperbox Revolver With Tooled Decoration. Sn 21283 - 21283
The firm of Allen & Wheelock was a true powerhouse of American arms manufacturing during the middle of the 19th century. Unlike the major American arms producers of the era like Colt and Remington, Allen & Wheelock concentrated upon manufacturing arms for civilian sale rather than focusing on trying to obtain government military contracts. The company was founded in 1831 when Ethan Allen started to make cutlery in Milford, MA. Allen’s primary line was the knives and tools needed for cobblers. Allen then moved his small facility to North Grafton MA where he added a cane gun to his line of shoemaker’s tools. In 1836 Allen introduced his “Pocket Rifle”, a single action, under hammer, long barrelled rifled pistol in .31 calibre. With the initial success of this product, Allen pursued the design and patent of a double action pocket pistol and eventually the pepperboxes that would be his mainstay product line for the next 20 years. An Allen & Wheelock Pepperbox revolver similar to ours is illustrated on page 53 Figure 28 of the book ‘Pepperbox Firearms’ by Dunlap. This 5 shot double action Allen & Wheelock percussion pepperbox revolver is in very good condition. The revolver measures 6 ½” overall and has a rounded steel barrel cluster length of 2 ½”. The cluster is numbered ‘172’. The revolver's barrels have clean smooth bores and are small calibre approx. 120 bore. Its double action only firing action works crisply. The pistol has excellent undamaged 2 part walnut grip. The action & grip frame have tooled foliate decoration. The barrel cluster is signed by the maker ‘Allen & Wheelock’ and the hammer ‘Patented April 16 1845’. 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 21283 (drawers office)
£795.00

C1850 English Benjamin Cogswell London Transitional Bar Hammer 50 Bore, 6 Shot Revolver. Sn 21251 - 21251
Between 1830 and 1842 Benjamin Cogswell was described as a pawnbroker at 4 Bengal Place. He then takes over at 224 Strand address & advertises himself as “Gun and Pistol warehouse” and later as gunmaker at 224 Strand. In 1863 Benjamin Cogswell (Jnr) takes Edward Harrison into partnership. Cogswell then becomes Cogswell & Harrison at 224 Strand. The famous Cogswell & Harrison still make best quality guns today and are London’s oldest surviving gunmakers. This is an excellent original Mid 1800 Transitional Bar Hammer 6 Shot Revolver by Benjamin Cogswell. It measures 12¼” overall with a 5 ¾” octagonal rifled barrel. The barrel’s rifled bore has just light staining consistent with age and use. The frame, hammer, butt plate and trigger guard have foliate engraved decoration. The pistols metal work has aged to an attractive plum colour and it has an undamaged finely chequered Walnut grips. The barrel and cylinder have English proofs. The barrel is signed by the maker ‘B Cogswell London’. The double action only firing mechanism works crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique bar hammer percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21251 (armoury drawers)
£895.00

1760-1820 George III British Enfield Tower .650 Carbine Calibre Light Dragoon Flintlock Pistol Marked ‘D-16’ To The 16th Queens Light Dragoons (Burgoyne's Light Horse) & Later Issued To The Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Cavalry) With Regulation Brass Fittings - 19683
The 16th The Queen's Lancers was a Cavalry Regiment of the British Army, first raised in 1759. It saw service for two centuries, before being amalgamated with the 5th Royal Irish Lancers to form the 16th/5th Lancers) in 1922. The Regiment was raised in 1759 by Colonel John Burgoyne as the 16th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons, being the second of the new Regiments of Light Dragoons; it was also known as Burgoyne's Light Horse. The Regiment saw much action during the Napoleonic peninsular wars. It charged with John Vandeleur's Cavalry Brigade at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815 fought at the Battle of Salamanca in July 1812, the Siege of Burgos in September 1812 and the Battle of Vitoria in June 1813. The Regiment had been the sole British Cavalry Regiment to serve throughout the Peninsular War and at the Hundred Days. The various Troops that eventually became the Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Cavalry were raised in the 1790s. The Nottingham Town Troop can be said to be the first Troop of the South Notts Yeomanry. This is an original Enfield Tower Lock Dragoon / Cavalry flintlock pistol made during the reign of King George III [1760 - 1820] to the 16th Dragoons and later issued to the Notts Yeomanry Cavalry. It is 15 ½” overall length, with a nicely stamped Enfield ‘Tower’ marked lock plate. The lock plate is also marked with the King’s Crown and ‘GR’ (George III Rex). It has regulation brass furniture including brass fore end cap, stepped butt cap and trigger guard with extended tang. The trigger guard is marked ‘D-16’ to the 16th Dragoons. It has its original captive steel ram rod and original walnut stock which has a brass stock plate engraved ‘Notts Yeomanry’ indicating later issue to their Cavalry. The stock has just bumps and bruises to be expected. The smooth bore of the 9” round steel barrel has staining and residue consistent with age & use. The barrel has crisp black powder proof marks and is engraved ‘D+XVI’ to the 16th Dragoons. The lock’s cocking and firing actions work crisply. The heavy military hammer is fitted with flint. The price for this well marked pistol 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 19683.
£2,225.00

C1840 English Form .50 Calibre Percussion Duelling Pistol / Officer’s Holster Pistol Signed Sollom with Octagonal Barrel & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 18524:6 - 18524:6
This duelling pistol or Officer’s private purchase holster pistol in English form is 15 ½” long with an 8 ½” brown wash octagonal barrel. The smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age & use. It has a German silver blade fore sight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. The woodwork is all original with chequered panel grip, inlaid void oval brass escutcheon & steel furniture. It has its original captive steel ram rod. The action has foliate tooled decoration. The action plate is signed ‘Sollom’ (Sollom is a hamlet in the parish of Tarleton, in Lancashire, England. We cannot find any record of a gunmaker named Sollom ). The action functions crisply. As an antique percussion 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 18524:6.
£1,445.00

Late 1700’s –Early 1800’s English Form Frosst & Sons 16 Bore Flintlock Overcoat Pistol. Sn 15716. Sn 15716 - 15716
This is an excellent 16 bore flintlock overcoat size pistol in the English form. It is 11 ½” overall with a 6” round steel blued barrel. The barrel’s smoothbore is has just staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel has black powder proofs and small brass bead fore sight. It has a blued stepped lock with swan neck hammer. The side plate is crisply signed ‘Frosst & Sons’ (an unusual spelling. A Birmingham Gunmaker, John Frost is recorded at Moland St and Snowhill between 1834 & 1842). It has a lovely walnut full stock with brass fittings including trigger guard with pineapple finial. It is complete with its original wood ramrod with brass end cap and steel worm. It's action works as it should. The metal and wood of the pistol have no damage. 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 15716.
£1,575.00

**RARE**PERIOD CUSTOM MADE**C1820 English Form I. Welch .750 Musket Calibre Top Of Barrel Breech Loading Flintlock Sporting Rifle With Damascus Barrel, Turn Off Loading Port Plug / Rear Sight, German Silver Fittings & Iron Ram Rod. Sn 21244 - 21244
This is an unusual C1820 English form, period custom made, breech loading flintlock sporting rifle. It has a 34 ¾” round Damascus steel barrel & measures 52” overall. The barrel’s rifled bore has just light staining consistent with age and use & well defined rifling. The top of the barrel forward of the action has a threaded port for loading which is achieved by unscrewing the threaded steel plug, the wings of which double as a rear sight when screwed into the loading port. The barrel has a blade foresight with polished horn insert which provides higher visibility. It has all original walnut stock which has just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The stock chequered grip panels at the wrist. It has German silver butt plate with extended tang, trigger guard with extended tang & Pineapple finial, ram rod flutes fitted with iron ram rod & steel cock. The steel lock plate is signed by the maker ‘I Welch’ (there were several gunmakers name Welch working in both London & the Provinces during the flintlock / percussion era, we cannot find any with initial ‘I’). It has a set trigger (rear trigger is pulled when cocking, setting the front hair trigger which is pulled to fire the rifle). It’s cocking and firing actions work crisply. The price for this rifle which would have been an expensive purchase in the period and worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of collection or display. Sn 21244
£4,950.00

C1840 Cased, Pair Of English Smith London Gentleman’s / Officer’s Private Purchase 28 Bore Percussion Holster Pistols With Damascus Steel Octagonal Barrels & Original Accessories. Sn 19997:2 - 19997:2
This is an excellent pair of cased Gentleman’s or Officer’s private purchase percussion holster pistols. They are in excellent condition with 8" octagonal Damascus steel barrels, original walnut stocks with chequered panel grips, ornately engraved foliate design trigger guards with extended tangs and Pineapple finials, action plates & Dolphin hammers. The top of each barrel is crisply engraved by the manufacturer ‘Smith London’ highlighted in gold. The action plates are also signed ‘Smith’ (there were many English gun makers named Smith operating in both London & the Provinces during the flintlock & percussion era). Both pistols are complete with their original wood ramrods with Brass tips which unscrew to reveal steel worms & horn caps & bead fore sights. The top of each pistol's wrist are inlaid with void white metal escutcheons. Both pistols are 28 bore. Their smooth bores have just light staining consistent with age. Their cocking and firing actions crisply. The pistols are complete with wood case. The case has a hinged lid the centre of which is inlaid with a brass roundel and folding carry handle. The front of the case has its original recess for lock (lock is absent). The lined inside of the case with compartments is contoured to snugly fit the pistols and their accessories which include a brass & ebony powder measure stamped ‘James Dixon & Sons 1103‘, a copper and brass powder flask, a wood and brass cleaning rod with removable cap which reveals a worm, an ebony handled screwdriver / adjustment tool, a steel bullet mould, a white metal oil container mark C& JW Hawksley with removable lid which has an integral applicator spike and 2 empty Joyce & Co labelled percussion cap tins with removable lids. The price for this excellent pair of cased pistols includes UK delivery. NB as antique percussion weapons no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 19997:2
£6,595.00
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