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MINT BORE, Victorian British Volunteer/ Militia Private Purchase John Horsley of York .577 Snider Obsolete Calibre 3 Band Enfield Rifle. Sn - 20785
This is a quality private purchase .577 Calibre Snider, 3 Band Enfield Rifle retailed by John Horsley of York. The gun has all original walnut woodwork throughout and the steel action plate is signed by the retailer John Horsley of York. The rifle has a brass butt plate, trigger guard & fore end block. The rifle has the anti-snag Baddeley bands and the correct square section head cleaning rod adopted on later Snider rifles. The gun is complete with both sling swivels, cleaning rod, block and blade fore sight, 950 yard ramp and ladder rear sight & heavy military hammer. The breech and barrel have Birmingham proof / inspection marks for 25 bore which is .577 calibre. The breech and barrel also carry the snider logo, the breech block stamped on the top SNIDER PATENT. The rifle measures 55” overall with a 36 ½” barrel. The rifle retains much of its blued finish with a bore is near mint condition with crisp well defined rifling. The woodwork is in excellent condition with only minor marks to it. The cocking and firing action works perfectly. See page 14, Catalogue of the Enfield Pattern Room, British Rifles, HMSO. 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 20785
£1,675.00

20 Shot Large, 7mm Military, Lefeuchaux Type Nickel Plated Pinfire Revolver. - A 591
This is a rare and unusual Military 20 shot 7mm nickel plated pinfire revolver. This revolver is double action only based on the Lefeuchaux model of pinfire revolvers popular on the Continent. The gun measures 9 ½ inches long, 6 inches high with a cylinder diameter 2 ½ inches. The gun is fitted with a 5 inch rifled barrel and a blade foresight and retains most of its original nickel plating. For military use, the revolver is fitted with a lanyard ring. The fully fluted cylinder is made in a single ring of chambers which has been recessed to reduce the weight. The hardwood grips are finely chequered and retained by a single screw. Although there is no makers mark on the gun, each chamber of the gun carries a British proof mark (illustrated). The double action of the revolver works as it should and indexes correctly. NB. As an obsolete calibre weapon, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 591
£1,200.00

Victorian C1850 English Form 18 Bore Double Barrel Muzzle Loading Percussion Sporting Shotgun**SUITABLE FOR DISPLAY ONLY / WALL HANGER** A 590 - A 590
This is a Victorian 18 bore percussion double barrel shotgun in English form made C1850. It has 30” steel barrels and measures 46” overall length. The all original walnut stock has just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use . The wrist has a chequered grip panel and the underside of the shoulder stock has an inlaid white metal escutcheon. The barrel’s smooth bores have staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel rib has a brass bead fore sight. There are no maker or date marks externally visible. The tip of one nipple is absent but the cocking & firing actions of the weapon work crisply. The gun has an ebonised wood ram rod with brass end cap and brass tip. This shotgun is suitable for display only and would make an attractive wall hanger. The price includes UK delivery and reflects the condition of the gun. 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 590
£375.00

**WW1 GALLIPOLI / MESOPOTAMIA TAKE HOME**MINT BORE** Turkish Model 1887 (Mauser 71/84) 9.5x60R (9.5mm) Obsolete Calibre Bolt Action Rifle With Tube Magazine. A 588 - A 588
The Turkish Model 1887 rifle was the first of a series of rifles produced for the Turkish Army by Mauser of Germany. Its design echoed that of the German Gewehr 71/84 service rifle, being a bolt-action weapon with a tubular magazine beneath the barrel. These weapons saw service in the Mesopotamia theatre of war and Gallipoli during WW1. This is an excellent original WW1 Turkish Model 1887 service rifle, possibly a WW1 bring back from Mesopotamia / Gallipoli. It has all original wood which has just knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. It is fitted with sling swivels & bayonet lug. It has a steel butt plate, adjustable graduated ladder rear sight (sight slide absent) and block & blade fore sight. The breech is crisply marked with Turkish script together with crescent moon marks (illustrated). It has a 29” barrel and measures 49 ½” overall. The barrel’s bore is near mint, clean and bright with crisp rifling. The rifle’s cocking and firing mechanisms work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 588
£975.00

**RARE**American Civil War Era, Early Serial Number, Frank Wesson USA, 1859-1862 Patent 2nd Type .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Break Action Breech Loading Double Trigger Carbine. Sn 20692 - 20692
Frank Wesson rifles were a series of single-shot rifles manufactured between 1859 and 1888 in Worcester, Massachusetts. They were purchased by many state governments during the American Civil War, including Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, and Ohio. They were one of the first rifles to use rimfire metallic cartridges. The rifles were initially made in .22, .32, .38, and .44 rimfire. Centerfire cartridges were added later, and some rifles were capable of firing rimfire or centerfire cartridges, by altering an adjustment on the hammer. By 1859, there were a number of single-shot breech-loading rifles available to the American military and public. These included the Sharps rifle (1848), the Smith carbine (1857) and others. On all 'two-trigger' Frank Wesson models, the front trigger opened the rifle at half cock, the rear trigger fired it. 1st type Frank Wesson carbines were made between 1859-1864 and had no extractor until later 1st types which had an extractor on the left side of the action. 2nd Type Frank Wessons such as ours had the extractor moved to the right side of the action and were made 1863-1876. Our 2nd type Frank Wesson carbine is in excellent. The weapon is 39 ¼” overall length. The weapon has a 23 ¾” long, octagonal barrel. The barrel’s bore is clean with typical light rifling. The metal work is clean. It has a block & blade foresight, ‘u’ block rear sight and correct additional folding aperture peep sight. The top barrel flat is stamped ‘Frank Wesson Worcester Mass Pat’d Oct 25 1859 Nov 11 1862’. The trigger guard tang has early serial number ‘191’. The all original Walnut shoulder stock has just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The butt plate is steel. The loading and firing actions work crisply. The price for this rare carbine in excellent condition includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 20692
£1,575.00

C1840 Large English Single Barrel 11 Bore Muzzle Loading Single Barrel Percussion Sporting / Hunting Shotgun. Sn 20739:7 - 20739:7
This is a very good English single barrel shotgun made C1840. It has a 35” steel barrel & measures 52 ½” overall. The barrel’s smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age and use. The barrel has a small bead fore sight and the top of the action has a shallow groove which acts as a rear sight. It has an undamaged walnut stock with chequered panels at the wrist and fore stock. The fore stock has a polished horn end cap. A void silver disc is inlaid on the under side of the shoulder stock. It has a steel butt plate with extended tang. The action, trigger guard with extended tang & Pineapple finial & steel hammer, all have foliate engraved decoration. There are no maker marks on the shotgun. The underside of the barrel has English proofs and is marked with calibre detail ‘11’ (bore). It’s cocking and firing actions 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 collection or display. Sn 20739:7
£675.00

**OUTSTANDING**Remington USA 1869-1893 Spanish Military Contract Rolling Block .43 Spanish (11mm) Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre Infantry Rifle With 1 x Inert Deactivated Round Of .43 Spanish Calibre Ammunition. Sn 20734 - 20734
An outstanding condition Remington USA Spanish military contract 'Rolling Block' infantry rifle in .43 Spanish (11mm) Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre. The Remington Rolling Block rifle was a breech-loading rifle produced from the mid-1860s into the early 20th century by E. Remington and Sons (later Remington Arms Company). The action was extremely strong, and could easily withstand the increased pressure of the new smokeless powders coming into use by the late 1880s. In .43 Spanish (11mm) UK obsolete calibre it was the chief service arm of the Spanish Army from 1869–1893, and was used by reserve and militia forces for many years thereafter. This Spanish Military contract has a 34 ½” barrel (50 ½” overall). The barrel shank is stamped ‘FB’ above ‘R’. The barrel's rifled bore has just light staining consistent with age and use and well defined rifling. The rifle has an external hammer, cleaning rod, sling swivels, block and blade fore sight and ladder rear sight. The all original woodwork and metal work in excellent condition and the metal has excellent blue finish. The action tang has Remington’s patents (illustrated). It's loading and firing actions work crisply. The rifle is accompanied by 1 x inert deactivated brass cased round of .43 Spanish calibre ammunition. The headstamp of the casing reads ‘.43 Spanish NDFS’. The price includes UK delivery. 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 20734
£1,395.00

**RARE**Austrian Lorenz Model 1854/66 14mm Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Lorenz Jagerstutzen (Sharpshooter’s) Carbine 1866 Converted To 11x58R Cartridge Werndl Breech Loading. Sn 20731 - 20731
The Austrian Lorenz rifle and carbines were used in the mid 19th century. They were used in the Second Italian War of Independence in 1859 and the Austro-Prussian War in 1866, and also featured prominently in the American Civil War. The Lorenz rifle was designed by Austrian lieutenant Joseph Lorenz. It was first approved for manufacture in 1854, and was Austria's first all-new infantry firearm since 1842. Replacing the earlier Augustin musket, the Lorenz was first distributed to Austrian soldiers in 1855. In 1866 some of the rifles and carbines were converted to Werndl breech loading weapons. Our Austrian Model 1854/66 Muzzle Loading Percussion Lorenz Jagerstutzen (Sharpshooter’s) Carbine Was Converted To Werndl Breech Loading in 1866 and is in excellent condition. It has all original metal work in the white and Beech stock with Figured cheek piece. The wood and metal work are excellent. The wood is impressed with inspection marks illustrated. It is fitted with clearing rod, sling swivels, graduated sliding bar rear sight, block and blade foresight, bayonet lug and steel butt plate. The heel of the butt plate has indistinct regiment marks. The barrel is stamped ‘LW 11129’ and the metal has other numbers and marks (illustrated). The carbine’s 24½” 2 stage barrel has well defined rifling and just light staining consistent with age and use. It measures 43 ½”overall. It's loading and firing actions work crisply. These Jagerstutzen carbines were designed to take a specific sword bayonet only designed for these weapons, The Lorenz Jager carbine Bayonet with Helical Slot (see page 13 item 19 and page 8 of The Bayonet book by Watts & White). The price for this rare rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 20731 (NB We have one of the original rare Lorenz Jager carbine bayonets for this carbine available separately on our website stock number Sn 20733)
£1,975.00

American Civil War Era, BACON MF'G. CO, .31 Calibre, 5 Shot, Single Action Percussion Pocket Revolver (Colt’s Pocket Model Of 1849). Sn 20709:24 - 20709:24
Thomas K Bacon originally worked for the American Manhattan Firearms Company before leaving C1859 to set up his own business BACON MF'G. CO. NORWICH CONN (When Colt's Patents for revolving firearms expired in 1857 Colt Patent expired weapons were produced by a number of American manufacturers). This is an excellent, original 4” octagonal barrel .31 Calibre, 5 shot percussion revolver with drop down loading lever produced by Bacon Mfg Co C1860 similar in design to Colt’s Pocket Model of 1849. The metal work has even patina throughout with original finish. The top of the barrel is faintly marked ‘Bacon Mfg Co, Norwich Conn’. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘449’. The barrel’s bore has light rifling and staining consistent with age and use. It has undamaged Walnut grips which have just bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The pistol's single action firing mechanism works crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 20709:24
£1,200.00

**1855 CRIMEA WAR ERA**MATCHING NUMBERS**British Colt London Navy Model 1851 .36 Calibre Cap & Ball Revolver. Sn 20709:21 - 20709:21
The Colt Model 1851 Navy was a muzzle-loading, single action, cap & ball .36 calibre revolver used during the American Civil War. It was used as a side arm by Cavalry, Infantry, Artillery troops, and Naval forces. The weapons were also favoured by British Officer’s during the Crimean War due to their innovative design and ease of loading. During the Crimea War, The British Government ordered 9,000 Colt revolvers. This Colt London Model 1851 Navy revolver is in superb original condition. The pistol has a 7 ½” octagonal steel barrel and measures 13 ½” overall. The barrel’s bore is clean with well defined rifling. The metal work has areas of age and service use related pitting. The weapon has a brass post foresight and 'notched hammer' rear sight. It has a captive 'lever' ramrod. The barrel is crisply stamped with manufacturer detail 'Address Col. Colt London'. The cylinder has British Victorian ‘Crown V’ and ‘Crown P’ proof marks and It has all matching serial numbers '19536' on the barrel block, frame, trigger guard, butt strap & cylinder which dates its manufacturer to 1855 during the Crimea war (1853-1856). It has an undamaged American Walnut grip and the pistol's cocking & firing actions work crisply. The price for this rare historic British Crimea War era revolver includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 20709:21
£1,950.00
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