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C1865 Victorian British Officer’s Private Purchase J.D. Dougall London Enfield 1853 Pattern, 3 Band .577 Regulation Calibre Percussion Rifle. Sn 20826 - 20826
James Dalzeil Dougall (1818-91) of the Scottish Glasgow based family of Gun & Fowling tackle makers expanded to work in London at 59 St James Street 1864-82. The company became Dougall & Sons in 1883 and continued in business both in London and Glasgow until C1923 (see pages 154 and 155 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This is an original British Officer’s private purchase Enfield 1853 Pattern 3-band Percussion Rifle in .577 regulation calibre By J.D. Dougall London made C1865. The action plate is signed ‘J.D Dougall’. It has all original walnut stock with chequered panel wrist and fore stock, brass butt plate, brass fore end block and trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle also has its original iron ramrod, ladder rear sight & block and blade fore sight. It has a heavy military hammer. The barrel’s bore is has just light staining consistent with age & well defined rifling. The barrel is stamped with proof / inspection marks. The metal work has even patina. Total length is 49 ½” with a 33" barrel. The barrel is signed with the maker’s 59 St james Street address. The cocking & firing action work crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB This is an antique percussion rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 20826
£1,695.00

**MINT BORE**QUALITY**C1850 Octavius Bowker Queen's Town South Africa Double Damascus Barrelled Side By Side Muzzle Loading Percussion Combination Cape Hunting Rifle (.550 Calibre Rifled Barrel & 13 Bore Smoothbore Shotgun Barrel). - 20852
The British Bowker family settled in the South African Eastern Cape in 1820. Octavius Bourchier Bowker worked in Queens Town. He was an exceptionally good marksman. He served in the 6th, 7th and 8th Frontier Wars. He was a gunsmith and developed the sought-after Bowker Gun. He participated in Boer operations against the Basuto tribe in the Free State, where his skill as a marksman was valued. This is an excellent, quality made Double barrel percussion Cape rifle made C1850 by Octavius Bowker. It has 29 ¼” Damascus steel barrels and measures 47 ½” overall. The barrels, set side by side have a central flat top barrel rib which has graduated markings, fixed open fore sight and graduated 3 leaf rear sights with silvered aiming lines. The barrel rib is signed ‘Octavius Bowker Queen’s Town No. 603’. The number is repeated on the trigger guard tang. The rifle barrel is .550 calibre and the shotgun barrel is 13 Bore. Both bores are near mint clean and bright and the rifle barrel has well defined rifling. It has its original walnut stock with chequered panels at the fore stock and wrist. One side It has a steel butt plate with extended tang and trigger guard with extended tang. The top of one side of the forestock is missing a thin sliver of wood, only visible on close inspection and the fore stock is totally secure. The stock has a hinged trap. The steel lid of the trap is engraved with ‘Stag’ in the field scene. The metal work has nice tooled foliate decoration to the action plates, breach tang, Dolphin hammers, trigger guard and butt plate tang. Both action plates are signed ‘O. Bowker’. It has double triggers and the weapon cocks & dry fires crisply. The weapon has sling swivel lugs & has its brass tipped and capped ebonised wood ramrod. The brass tip unscrews to reveal a worm. The underside of the stock has a void white metal escutcheon. The price for this quality double combination Cape rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion muzzle loading Cape rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 20852
£1,875.00

WW1 1915 British WD Webley & Scott Ltd British Army Bayonet Training Fencing ‘Musket’. A 594 - A 594
This is an excellent original WW1 dated British Army Bayonet Training Fencing Musket. These pieces of equipment were used to train recruits in the art of offensive and defensive bayonet techniques (WW1 era British Soldiers engaged in bayonet training similar training muskets is illustrated in image 1). The Musket shaped device has a sprung steel fore end tube with round flat end cap which retracts into a steel sleeve to cushion impact during training. The ‘Musket’ has a wood stock with stippled steel butt plate. The stock is impressed with WD arrow, maker deiail ‘Webley & Scott Ltd London & Birmingham’ and 1915 WW1 date. The wood is also marked with ‘F’ (possibly Fencing armoury) and ‘1.16’ date (January 1916). The ‘Musket’ measures 63 ½” overall. The fore end spring mechanism works correctly. The steel wrist block with stippled steel grip tang has WD inspection marks. The price for this nicely marked, fully functional British WW1 dated bayonet training piece includes UK delivery. A 594
£475.00

**NEAR FACTORY FRESH**American Civil War Era 1861-1874 Smith & Wesson Model 2 Army 'Tip Up' Barrel .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Belt Revolver. Sn 20754 - 20754
The American Civil War created a large demand for handguns of all shapes and sizes including S&W ‘s Model 2 Army belt revolver. These pistols were manufactured 1861 - 1874, with a total production of 77,020. This is a near factory fresh example of the Smith & Wesson Model 2 Army 'Tip Up' Barrel 6 shot Revolver in .32 Rim Fire UK Obsolete Calibre. The pistol’s metal work retains its original finish. It has an undamaged original American Walnut grip. The butt of the grip frame is numbered ‘44128’. The barrel block is stamped ‘120’. The cylinder has very faint 1860 patent detail (illustrated as best as possible). The top rib of its 6” octagonal barrel is marked with the S&W Springfield Mass address. The barrel’s rifled bore is clean with typical light rifling. The pistol measures 11” overall and has a brass blade fore sight, ‘v’ notch bar 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 20754
£1,450.00

**MINT BORE**Victorian British Volunteer/ Militia Officer’s Private Purchase Thomas Turner, Birmingham Snider Patent MK III .577 Obsolete Calibre 3 Band Rifle. Sn 20783:5 - 20783:5
This is a private purchase .577 Calibre Snider, MK III 3 Band Rifle retailed by Thomas Turner Birmingham. It has all original Walnut woodwork and metal throughout. Its steel action plate is signed by the retailer Thomas Turner, Fisher Street, Birmingham. The breech has a proof / inspection marks and partially visible Snider patent mark. It has a brass butt plate, trigger guard & fore end block. The rifle measures 55” overall with a 36 ½” barrel. The barrel’s bore is near mint, clean with crisp well defined rifling. The barrel is signed ‘T. Turner’ and the wood has Turner’s trademark roundel (all illustrated). The hinged breech has the correct MK III knurled locking catch. The rifle is complete with sling swivels, ram rod, block, block and blade fore sight, ladder rear sight & heavy military hammer. Its cocking and firing actions work crisply. This is an antique, obsolete calibre weapon and no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 20783:5
£1,475.00

**MINT BORE** Cased C1855 George Gibbs Bristol Webley Bentley ‘Wedge’ Frame 120 Bore Five Shot Double Action Only Percussion Revolver With Spurless Hammer, Octagonal Barrel & Accessories. Sn 20035 - 20035
George Gibbs (1811-1884) was an English Gunsmith recorded as working in Bristol between 1830 and 1884 both on his own and as J & G Gibbs (1835-41) at various addresses in Bristol including Redcliffe Street, Thomas Street 29 Corn Street and the Lewins Mead Factory St John’s Bridge Bristol. His family business continued after his death and was recorded as operating in Bristol and London throughout the Victorian era, both World Wars and post war into the modern era finally closing in the year 2000 (see page 225 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol 2). This is an original example of the English Webley Wedge Frame double-action only percussion revolver, as produced in the late-1850’s through about the mid-1860’s . These guns use a 2-piece frame and barrel design, similar to that of Colt revolvers, with the two parts held together via a “wedge”. Adams and Tranter revolvers utilized one-piece frame/barrel assemblies that were forged from a single piece of iron. The “wedge” frame design is attributed to Birmingham gun maker Philip Webley, although Webley himself seemed to have manufactured very few of the guns. The simplified double-action lock mechanism typically encountered in these revolvers is usually of the Joseph Bentley design, and these guns are often referred to as Webley-Bentley revolvers, even though they were produced by many makers. This is an antique, cased C1855 George Gibbs Bristol Webley Bentley ‘Wedge’ Frame 120 Bore Five Shot Double Action Only Percussion Revolver. It has a black powder proof mark on the barrel. The top of the frame is signed ‘G. Gibbs 29 Corn Street Bristol’. The double action only firing mechanism works crisply. It has the correct loading lever and has a spurless hammer. The pistol has a 4” octagonal barrel (8 ½” overall). The barrel’s bore is near mint clean & bright with crisp rifling. It has a blade fore sight and ‘v’ notch frame rear sight. The metal has even patina and much original blue finish to the barrel and cylinder. Its finely chequered walnut grip is undamaged. The pistol is contained in its fitted Oak case. The case is lined in blue felt and has compartments which snugly fit the weapon and its accessories. The accessory compartments contain an original brass and copper black powder flask by Bartram & Co, a brass & steel double bullet mould marked ‘120’ (bore), 4 moulded lead bullets and 1 ball, 2 tins labelled E.Joyce & Co London & Eley Bros containing a quantity of percussion caps, a white metal oil container with screw off lid which has an integral oil applicator/ tool, a cleaning rod, screwdriver tool and nipple remover tool. The inside of the lid has a clean George Gibbs 29 Corn Street Bristol trade label. The lid of the case has an inlaid void brass disc and it has a lock (key absent). The price for this antique cased pistol with many original accessories 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 20035
£2,325.00

C1840’s, Cased Pair Of Irish Trulock & Son Dublin 38 Bore Percussion Traveling Pistols Stocks Numbered ‘1516’ & Barrels With C-N 7033 / 7034 County Cavan Irish Registration Marks & Original Accessories. Sn 19979 - 19979
The Irish Gunmakers Trulock & Son are recorded as having premises at 9 Dawson Street, Dublin in the early to Mid 1800’s. This is an excellent pair of percussion pistols by Trulock & Son. The pistols have quality all original walnut full stocks with chequered grip panels and inlaid void escutcheons on top of their wrists. The butt of each pistol are numbered ‘1516’. They have 3 ½” steel barrels with flat tops and blade fore sights (7 ½” overall). They have foliate decorated trigger guards with extended tangs and pineapple finials, barrel tangs, Dolphin hammers. The action plates of each pistol have foliate engraved decoration & are crisply signed by the manufacturer ‘Trulock & Son’. The top of each barrel crisply are signed ‘Trulock & Son Dublin’. The barrels have Irish Registration marks, one C-N 7033 the other C-N 7034 which is County Cavan (the Irish Registration Act was passed in 1843 and lasted only a short while, until August 1846. There were 39 districts (34 counties, 4 boroughs and Dublin City) each with its own two letter prefix followed by a number. Cavan’s prefix was C-N). Both pistols have their original captive steel ram rods. The barrels of each pistol are smoothbore. The bores are clean. Their cocking & firing actions work as they should. The pistols are complete with their fitted wood case. The case with hinged lid has its original lock & key. The interior of the case is lined in felt and has compartments contoured to snugly fit the pistols and their accessories which include a copper and brass powder flask, a moulded ball with cloth patch, a steel bullet mould numbered 34, a wooden pot with removable lid, a wood handled tool and a wood cleaning rod with brass tip. 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 19979
£3,125.00

Cased, Victorian British Officer’s Reilly London Adams Patent 38 Calibre 5 Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver To Lieut General Julian Hamilton Hall Coldstream Guards (Saw Action In The Crimean War) With Accessories. Sn 18756. - 18756
Born the son of Sir John Hall, 5th Baronet, Julian Hamilton Hall (1837-1911) was commissioned as an ensign in the Coldstream Guards on 2 August 1854. He saw action in the Crimean War. He became commanding officer of the Cheshire Regiment in May 1883 before moving on to be Assistant-Adjutant and Quartermaster-General at Headquarters Home District in December 1884 and General Officer Commanding North Western District in April 1890; he retired in April 1895 (an A4 size printout from Internet resources containing the above antecedents accompanies the pistol). Robert Adams was shop manager for George and John Deane of 30 King William St., London Bridge, and designed the revolver came to be known as the Deane Adams Deane model. Adams split with the Deane firm in 1856. The Deane firm remained at 30 King William St. and became "Dean and son". 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 & Deane & Son & other British Gunmakers. These British revolvers were popular private purchase items for British officers. This is an excellent, original, cased, Reilly London Adams patent 5 shot percussion revolver. The weapon's firing mechanism works as it should, correctly, in double action only. It has a 4 ½” octagonal barrel (9 ¾” overall). The rifled bore is clean. The barrel has a blade fore sight & notched plate on the frame rear sight. The top of the frame is signed ‘Reilly New Oxford Street London’. It has foliate engraving to the frame & trigger guard. The frame is engraved ‘Adams Patent’ ‘No.201208Y’ and ‘Julian Hall Coldstrm Gds’ indicating that this revolver was bought by the Officer for his Crimea War service. The barrel & cylinder have English black powder proofs. Its finely chequered walnut grip is in excellent undamaged condition and it has a steel butt plate. The pistol's metal work is undamaged with original blue finish which has even patina. The pistol is contained in its original Mahogany case with hinged lid. The top of the lid is inlaid with a void central brass roundel. The case has a brass lock (key absent). The case is lined with green felt and has a nice Reilly Gunmaker London trade label with New Oxford Street address. The case has compartments which contain accessories including a white metal oil tin with screw top lid and integral oil applicator, a steel tool with wood handle, a quantity of moulded lead balls, an ebony handled cleaning rod with brass tip, a copper & brass powder flask with sprung nozzle & an empty F.Joyce London labelled percussion cap tin. The price for this cased pistol to a High ranking British officer worthy of further research & accessories 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 18756.
£3,175.00

EXTREMELY RARE, IMPRESSIVE, ORIGINAL, NAPOLEONIC BRITISH PENINSULAR WAR ERA, 1 ½ Pounder Cannon On English Heritage Supervised Professionally Restored Peninsular War Portuguese Allies Wheeled Oak Field Carriage With All Original Period Iron Fittings. - 15398
The Peninsular War (1807–1814) was a military conflict between Napoleon's Empire (as well as the allied powers of the Spanish Empire), the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the Kingdom of Portugal, for control of the Iberian Peninsula during the Napoleonic Wars. The war began when the French and Spanish armies invaded and occupied Portugal in 1807, and escalated in 1808 when France turned on Spain, previously its ally. The war on the Peninsula lasted until the Sixth Coalition defeated Napoleon and is regarded as one of the first wars of National liberation. During the Peninsular war Britain supplied its ally Portugal with arms including artillery pieces to assist the war effort. This original Georgian 1 ½ pounder field cannon was found in the early 1980’s on its Portuguese form wheeled carriage indicating that this cannon was one of those supplied to Portugal by Britain during the Peninsular war. These Cannon were often pulled / transported by Mules to and around the battle field. Although the cannon itself and all of the carriage’s original metal work was found to be in excellent condition for its age the woodwork had to a great extent perished. To the credit of the finder, they understood the historical significance of this artillery piece and consulted with English Heritage who supplied detailed plans of period artillery carriage construction & with their advice and supervision made an exact reproduction of the woodwork in Oak. The carriage is mounted with a brass plate inscribed ‘carriage made by A.C Cruse Ipplepen Devon April 1982’. All of the original iron fittings including many iron pyramid studs, bolts, nuts, wheel rims, elevation adjustment wheel, trunnion brackets, rope drag hooks, handling bars, strengthening frames, assembly pins and chains were then painstakingly re-fitted to the carriage to bring this superb artillery piece back to life. The cast iron cannon barrel itself measures 100cm length, the touch hole is open and the smooth bore clean. The top of the barrel has the George III crown as depicted on coins of the era and calibre detail ‘1 ½’ (Pounder). There are no visible proof marks on the cannon. The cannon has even patina, no rust and correct trunnions. The cannon sits securely on the carriage and is held in place by the correct removable iron trunnion plates with 4 chains and pins on the carriage which allows the barrel to be easily removed for inspection or transport. All metal work of the carriage has even patina and no rust. The Oak, spoked wheels with iron pyramid studded rims and iron supports are secured by the correct chains and pins, allowing the wheels to be easily removed for inspection or transport. The cannon including the carriage measures 2.1082 Metres overall length, 96.5 cms width from axle hub to axle hub and 73.5 cms height (diameter of wheels). This is a substantial, extremely rare, historic artillery piece and delivery will be by arrangement and at cost. Sn 15398
£7,950.00

C1790 Balkan / Turkish Ottoman Empire 16 Bore Flintlock Pistol With Ornately Decorated Stock & Original Iron Ram Rod. Sn 20800 - 20800
This is an elegant Balkans / Turkish Ottoman flintlock pistol. It is 22”overall with a 13 ¾” 2 stage steel barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel is unsighted. It has its original full wood stock ornately decorated with brass which has heavy, deep, geometric, foliate & scrollwork designs . The brass is clean and all intact. The wood has knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected of a pistol of this age. It has a steel cock, pan with hinged frizzen and plain lock plate. The trigger is brass. The cocking & firing actions work but the spring is weak. There are no external maker or date marks on the pistol. The price for this attractive piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading flintlock pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 20800
£695.00
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