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American Marlin Firearms Company (MFA Co) Factory Nickel Plated ‘XXX Standard 1872’ .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Single Action 5 Shot Revolver With Tip Up Barrel & MFA Co Signature Gutta Percha Grips. Sn 17349:2 - 17349:2
This is a Marlin XXX Standard 1872 .32 rim fire single action revolver with 'Tip up' barrel and factory nickel plated brass frame. The nickel finish is tarnished in areas consistent with age. It has a 3 ¼” barrel and shrouded trigger. The barrel’s bore has crisp rifling and just light staining consistent with age. Its single action firing mechanism & tip up action work as they should. The original, chequered, gutta percha hard rubber grips are excellent and undamaged. Both have embossed ‘MFA Co’ signatures. The left side of the barrel is stamped 'JM Marlin New Haven CT USA Pat July 1 1878'. The top of the barrel is marked ‘XXX Standard 1872’. It has a blade fore sight and notched frame rear sight. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 17349:2
£595.00

SOLD SOLD (04/05) American Hartford Arms Co USA 1878 Patent ‘Protector’ .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 5 Shot Revolver. Sn 17349 - 17349
This ‘Protector’ Model revolver is one of many revolvers based on S&W and Colt Patents produced in the 1860’s through to the late 1870s with dynamic or quirky names to attract sales. The American Hartford Arms Co were responsible for producing many of these 1878 patent revolvers with dynamic names and although not bearing their manufacturer mark was most likely made by them. This is an excellent original condition factory nickel plated .32 Rim Fire 5 shot revolver. The top of the 2 ½” barrel is stamped with the model name ‘Protector’ and the side of the barrel is stamped ' PAT'D APRIL 23 1878'. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘2673’ and there is a separate number ‘8’. The bore has faint rifling and just staining and residue to be expected with age and use. The revolver has a shrouded trigger and the action operates correctly in single action only. It has a blade fore sight and undamaged wood grips. The price for this revolver worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 17349
£0.00

MINT BORE, ORNATE, BRONZE, C1870 Liege Belgium 7mm Pinfire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Revolver With Folding Trigger. Sn 17346 - 17346
This is a superb bronze pinfire double action revolver made in Liege C1870. The bronze, frame, cylinder and barrel have quality deep cut tooled decoration. It measures 7 ½” overall with a 3 ¼” 2 stage barrel. The pistol’s bore is near mint, clean and bright with crisp rifling. It has a typical steel folding trigger and smooth walnut grip. The cylinder has faint liege ‘ELG’ within roundel mark and ‘crown above N’ mark. The frame is numbered ‘27707’ alongside ‘crown above N’ mark. The pistol is side gate loading, has a triangular post fore sight, steel notched hammer rear sight and a captive bronze ejector rod. As an obsolete calibre pin fire revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17346
£795.00

SOLD SOLD (22/05) C1870 Continental Military 12mm Pinfire Obsolete Calibre Double Action 6 Shot Revolver. Sn 17341. - 17341
This is a good, Continental 12mm, military, pinfire, 6 Shot Revolver. It is side gate loading with a 5 ¾” 2 stage barrel and chequered Walnut grip. The pistol’s bore has just light staining consistent with age & use and crisp rifling. The edge of the cylinder has inspection marks (illustrated). The frame is numbered 22471. The pistol’s cocking and firing actions work as they should in both single and double action. The pistol is fitted with military lanyard ring military lanyard ring, captive steel clearing rod blade foresight and ‘v’ notch block rear sight. The price includes UK delivery. NB. As an obsolete calibre, antique pinfire revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if part of a private collection or display. Sn 17341
£0.00

**FROM THE GEOFFREY BOOTHROYD COLLECTION FIREARMS ADVISOR TO AUTHOR IAN FLEMING RE- JAMES BOND BOOKS & FILMS** C1870 British Military 12mm Pinfire Obsolete Calibre Double Action 6 Shot Revolver. Sn 17337 - 17337
Geoffrey Boothroyd (1925 – 20 October 2001) was a British firearms expert and author of several standard reference works on the subject, who is best known to the general public for giving weapons advice to James Bond author Ian Fleming. Whilst employed with Imperial Chemical Industries, an ammunition manufacturer, Boothroyd wrote a letter to Fleming professing admiration for the character of James Bond, but not his choice of weapons, particularly the .25 calibre Beretta. Fleming responded to Boothroyd, and their correspondence about weaponry has been reprinted in various places. As a result of the correspondence Fleming gave Bond a 7.65mm Walther PPK pistol in Dr. No and created a character named "Major Boothroyd" in the novel. Prior to the correspondence Fleming is reported to have thought the subject of guns to be rather dull and uninteresting. Boothroyd advised Fleming on the use of silencers and suggested various firearms for use by Bond and other characters. This is an excellent, 12mm, military, pinfire, 6 Shot Revolver with English Proofs from the personal collection of Geoffrey Boothroyd. It is side gate loading with a 6 ¼” 2 stage barrel, sturdy undamaged frame and undamaged, closed frame and excellent chequered Walnut grip. The pistol’s bore has just light staining consistent with age & use and crisp rifling. The underside of the barrel has English proofs. The edge of the cylinder has a small ‘JS’ factory inspection mark. The cylinder has proof marks. The pistol’s cocking and firing actions work as they should in both single and double action. The side gate operates crisply and it is complete with its original military lanyard ring and captive steel clearing rod. The price includes UK delivery. NB. As an obsolete calibre, antique pinfire revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if part of a private collection or display. Sn 17337
£895.00

C1850, Large Frame, Thomas Conway, 15 Blackfriars Street, Manchester 54 Bore 5 Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver. Sn 17338 - 17338
Thomas Conway was an English Gunsmith with premises in Manchester at 179 Chapel Street, 3 Market Street & 43 Blackfriars Street, Deansgate between 1803-1852. A late 19th Century, large frame, 54 Bore Thomas Conway, 15 Blackfriars Street, Manchester, 5 Shot revolver. The blue finish on this pistol has aged to an attractive plum colour. The metal has quality tooled foliate decoration. It has a 6" octagonal barrel (11 ¾” overall). The barrel’s bore has crisp rifling and just light staining consistent with age and use . The underside of the barrel has small proof marks. The top of the frame is signed "Tho's Conway Blackfriars St. Manchester". The right side of the frame has patent detail ‘PatentNo.36318’. It has a captive ram rod operated by a blued steel lever. It cocks and dry fires as it should in both single and double action. It has an undamaged attractive chequered one piece Walnut grip. As an antique, percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17338
£1,200.00

C1900 Auguste Francotte’s 'AF' Patent Liege Belgium Martini Type Action .230 (297/230) Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre Cadet Rifle. Sn 17307 - 17307
Auguste Francotte & Co was a Liege gunmaker. His company was founded in 1810 and was most active between 1860 and 1914. It had premises at Rue Mont Saint Martin 61, in Liege. The Company made weapons based on other manufacturers designs. The Francotte house manufactured a number of rifles shotguns based on the Martini system and supplied them to a number of Countries armed forces. This is a Francotte’s Patent Martini type action obsolete calibre rifle. These small rifles were used as training rifles for Military cadets. It has a block & blade foresight & adjustable, graduated rear sight. The rear of the action is tapped for addition of Vernier target sight. The steel barrel's bore is clean with well defined rifling and it has a crisp martini type action which works as it should. It has all original wood furniture stamped with small indistinct numbers. The metal work is undamaged. It has a steel butt plate, sling swivels and steel cleaning rod. The left side of the action is stamped with Auguste Francotte ‘s ‘AF Patent’ below crown mark and number ‘59930’. The lever on the right side of the action is stamped ‘AF Patent C’. As an antique, obsolete calibre weapon, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17307
£1,275.00

RARE, MINT BORE, MATCHING NUMBERS, American Civil War Era Post 1863 Massachusetts Arms Co USA Smith’s 1857 Patent .50” Obsolete Calibre Break Action Percussion Cavalry Carbine Distributed By Poultney & Trimble of Baltimore, Maryland. Sn 17302 - 17302
The Smith Carbine is a .50” calibre breech loading rifle patented by Gilbert Smith on June 23, 1857. The weapon successfully completed the Military Trials of the late 1850s and was used by various Cavalry units during the American Civil War. The Smith Carbine was unique in that it broke apart in the middle for loading by depression of a break lever located within the trigger guard and it used rubber cartridges which sealed the gases in the breech. The downside was that these cartridges were difficult to remove. The carbines were built by the Massachusetts Arms Company in Chicopee Falls and other American manufacturers . The name of the distributor for the manufacturer, Poultney & Trimble of Baltimore, Maryland, is often stamped on the carbine's receivers. Early versions are often known to modern collectors as Artillery models, but all Smiths were issued to Cavalry units. Saddle bars and rings were only added to these carbines after 1863. This is an excellent original example of these rare carbines made post 1863 and correctly with saddle bar & ring. The metal work has even patina throughout with no rust. Its wood work is all original with just knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The wood has a small factory inspector’s ink cartouche mark (illustrated). The carbine has a 21 ½” barrel which has a near mint bore, bright & clean with crisp rifling. The barrel has a factory inspector’s mark ‘LFR’. The carbine measures 38 ½” overall. It has a steel butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang, dolphin hammer, graduated, adjustable rear sight & block and blade fore sight. The trigger guard has the correct barrel release lever and the top of the frame and barrel have the correct flat barrel release bar. The frame is stamped with Mass arms co name & address (difficult to photograph due to its location under the saddle bar), Smith’s 1857 patent detail and by the distributor Poultney & Trimble of Baltimore, Maryland (all illustrated). The barrel block and trigger block have matching numbers ‘2582’. The loading and firing actions work crisply. The price for this rare American Civil war piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre percussion rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17302
£1,695.00

VERY RARE, 1871 New South Wales Australia Military Contract British WRA & A Co (Westley Richards Arms & Ammunition Company) , Henry’s Patent Action & Rifling Falling Block .577x .450 Obsolete Calibre Centre Fire Service Rifle. Sn 17306 - 17306
VERY RARE, 1871 New South Wales Australia Military Contract British WRA & A Co (Westley Richards Arms & Ammunition Company) , Henry’s Patent Action & Rifling Falling Block .577x .450 Obsolete Calibre Centre Fire Service Rifle. Sn 17306 Alexander Henry, the famous Edinburgh gunsmith most renowned for his involvement in the introduction the Martini Henry rifle and invention of ‘Henry Patent Rifling’, patented his falling block breech loading action which competed unsuccessfully with the Martini action in Ordnance Board trials for British service rifles leading to the British army adopting Martini action rifles with Henry rifling. In the 1870’s, the New South Wales Government ordered consignments of Henry action rifles. As orders of this size were far beyond the capacity of Henry's factory, the rifles were produced under licence by Westley Richards Company. This is an excellent original very rare example of the Henry action .577x .450 Rifle, one of those made for the new South Wales Military & Police. It has all original woodwork throughout. The stock is impressed with New South Wales Government War Dept marks ‘NSW with arrow’ and number ‘AA7’. The underside of the stock is very faintly impressed with number ‘428’. It has block and blade fore sight, adjustable rear sight graduated 100 to 400 yards, steel butt plate, forward sling swivel & bayonet lug. The 33 ¼” steel barrel's bore has crisp Henry Patent rifling and just staining consistent with age and use. The metal work has even patina throughout. The top of the barrel is stamped ‘Henry’s Patent Rifling’ and has proof / inspection marks. The action works correctly and is fully functional. The action is stamped on the left side ‘Henry’s Patent’. The right side is manufacturer marked ‘WRA & A Co’ (Westley Richards Arms & Ammunition Company) above ‘1871’ (date). The action tang is signed ‘Alexr Henry’. The price for this very rare piece includes UK delivery. NB 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. Sn 17306
£1,675.00

SCARCE, All MATCHING NUMBERS, 1877 Swedish Remington Rolling Block 12.7x 48R Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre Carbine With Full Stock In Laid With 1878 Dated 2 Kronor Coin. Sn 17305 - 17305
The Remington Rolling Block rifles and carbines were breech-loading weapons produced from the mid-1860s into the early 20th century by E. Remington and Sons (later Remington Arms Company). The weapons were made in America and under licence in Europe. The action of these weapons were extremely strong, and could easily withstand the increased pressure of the new smokeless powders coming into use by the late 1880s. This is an excellent original Swedish Remington rolling block carbine. The metal has ‘Crown H’, ‘CK’ and ‘JG’ stamps most likely factory inspectors marks. The right side of the frame is dated '1877', the left side, barrel and wood have matching numbers ‘1951'. It has an 18” blued barrel which has a clean bore with crisp rifling (34” overall), an external hammer, steel butt plate, winged blade fore sight and adjustable rear sight graduated ‘250’, ‘300’ & ‘350’ metres. The metal is undamaged and has even patina throughout. The wood full stock is all original and has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The stock is neatly inlaid with an 1878 dated 2 Kronor coin. The loading and firing actions of the carbine work crisply. The price for this scarce carbine includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this rifle in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17305
£945.00
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