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ALL MATCHING NUMBERS, Swiss, Schmidt-Rubin Model 1889 7.5 x 53.5 mm Straight Pull Rifle. Sn 13624:23 - 13624:23
In 1882 Eduard Rubin began testing the first small-calibre copper-jacketed bullet which could successfully withstand high velocities. In 1885, this round was combined with Rudolf Schmidt's first straight-pull action resulting in the Swiss, Schmidt-Rubin Model 1889 7.5 x 53.5 mm Rifle. This is an excellent example. It measures 51 ½” overall with a 31" barrel and has all original woodwork. The stock is stamped with a Swiss Military mark ‘D7+CI’ and the steel butt plate with 'Swiss Cross' together with numbers ‘3’ and ‘374’. The metal work retains its original bluing and is in excellent undamaged condition. The breech housing is stamped with Swiss proof/ inspection marks and matching serial numbers '49040' on the breech housing, bolt, barrel and magazine. It is complete with bayonet bar, sling swivels, adjustable rear sight and block & blade fore sight. Its firing action works perfectly as it should and it's barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13624:23
£745.00

SUPERB, Victorian C1870 Isaac Hollis & Sons London .750” Bore Big Game Rifle With Octagonal Barrel & Mint Rifled Bore. Sn 13667 - 13667
Isaac Hollis & Sons were quality English, Birmingham & London based Gunmakers recorded in 1861 as having premises at Weaman Row & 49 Whittall Street (previously Hollis & Sheath 1849-1861). Between 1870 & 1911 Hollis & Sons are also recorded as having ‘London Offices’ (see page 251 of British Gunmakers Vol.2 by Brown). This is a fine Big Game rifle by Isaac Hollis & Sons. It has a beautiful Walnut stock with chequered wrist. The stock is fitted with steel patch box with hinged lid. The lid is decorated with engraved scrollwork. Its 33” brown wash octagonal barrel is a massive .750” Bore. The bore is clean with near mint crisp rifling. The rifle measures 50 ½” overall. The action has foliate scrollwork decoration and is crisply marked ‘ I.Hollis & Sons’. The top of the barrel is signed ‘I.Hollis & Sons London’. The underside of the stock has a void German Silver escutcheon. The rifle has its original ramrod with brass end cap, heavy Dolphin hammer, sling swivel lugs and post fore sight with inset gold line across the top barrel flat & graduated 3 leaf rear sights. It has a steel butt plate with extended tang, trigger guard with extended winged tang and acanthus bud finial and German Silver fore stock block. The weapon's loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this quality Victorian rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13667
£1,875.00

SOLD SOLD (04/12) American 1879 Patent ‘Dictator’ Nickel Plated .32 Rim Fire 5 Shot Single Action Revolver By Hopkins & Allen Manufacturing Company With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 13624:18 - 13624:18
Hopkins and Allen were a Norwich Connecticut based arms manufacturing company. Known as the ‘Dictator’ Model, this 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. This is an original example of the ‘Dictator’. It retains most of its original nickel finish. It has a 2 ¾” octagonal steel barrel (7 ½” overall). The top of the frame is crisply marked 'Hopkins & Allen Mfg Co DICTATOR Pat May 27 79 (1879)'. It has a shrouded trigger, steel hammer, blade fore sight and ornate undamaged gutta percha grips. The action is single action only works correctly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13624:18
£0.00

Victorian British Field Rifle Company Birmingham Martini Henry .577x .450 Calibre Military Rifle Modified For Sporting Use. Sn 13624:3 - 13624:3
This is a very good .577x .450 calibre Martini Henry Rifle. This piece appears to be a British Militia private purchase weapon modified for sporting use. It has all original woodwork, adjustable rear sight, block & blade fore sight, sling swivels and steel butt plate. It is without bayonet lug. The stock is stamped with a faint unreadable ink roundel. The barrel's bore is clean with well defined rifling. The wood has knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The metal work has even patina. The action works correctly and is fully functional. There are date or manufacturer marks on the side plates but the barrel is marked ‘Field Rifle Company Birmingham’ (one of the numerous Birmingham based manufacturers/finishers of rifles). 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. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13624:3
£795.00

C1830 English, W. Bond London, 40 Bore Brass Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel & Concealed Trigger. Sn 13560 - 13560
A large family of English Gunsmith’s named Bond had premises at various London addresses including at 108 Leadenhall Street, 45 Cornhill and at 'The Golden Blunderbuss' 59 Lombard Street, between 1762 & 1879. The Bond's made and supplied firearms to The British East India Company. A member of that family William Thomas Bond is recorded as working as a Gunsmith on his own at the family addresses in 1836. A William Bond is also recorded as working as working with Edward Bond at 45 Cornhill 1826-1855 and Northumberland Alley London 1871-1879 (see page 143 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This is a nice brass flintlock pocket pistol by W. Bond made C1830. The pistol is 6” overall with a 1 ½” screw off smoothbore brass barrel which is .486” at the muzzle opening (approx. 40 Bore). On the left side it is engraved 'W. Bond London'. The right ‘London’. It has a sliding safety, folding concealed trigger and the hammer is fitted with flint. The action works as it should with a strong spring. It has impressed proof /inspection marks on the underside of the frame. Its walnut bag shaped grip has fine chequering and is inlaid with a void silver roundel. 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 13560
£645.00

Victorian British Hollis & Sons Gun Makers To Her Majesty’s War Department British Cavalry Officer’s Private Purchase .600” Calibre, Percussion Cavalry Carbine With Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 13329 - 13329
Isaac Hollis and Sons were London based Victorian gun makers recorded as operating in 1861. Throughout the years, Hollis manufactured quality sporting firearms and rifles for the British Government. About 1915, Hollis merged to form the company of Hollis, Bentley and Playfair. They remained in business until 1935. This is a percussion Cavalry Carbine by Isaac Hollis & Sons, no doubt a Cavalry Officer’s private purchase weapon. It is in excellent condition. It has all original walnut stock and original finish to the metal work. It has a heavy military percussion hammer and the lock plate is crisply ‘I. Hollis & Sons’ together with trademark roundel with wording ‘Makers To Her Majesty’s War Department’. Its 21" barrel (37” overall) has a clean .600” calibre bore with crisp 3 groove rifling. The top of the barrel is stamped with inspection marks. It has a graduated ‘100,200, 300 yards’, block & 2 leaf rear sight and block & blade fore sight. It has an under barrel captive steel ramrod. The carbine also has brass fore end block, trigger guard & butt plate. It is complete with original steel saddle bar & ring. The stock is marked ‘I. Hollis & Sons Gunmakers’ (illustrated). It cocks & dry fires perfectly. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion Carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13329
£1,375.00

Victorian British Army In India .650 Bore Percussion Musket With Fitting For Brunswick Bayonet. A 603 - A 603
This is an original India Arsenal Musket made in the late Victorian era for the British Army In India most likely issued to native Indian troops. The side plate is unmarked. It has all original wood stock which has the knocks bumps and bruises consistent with age and service use. It has a brass fore end block and trigger guard with extended tang. It also has a brass butt plate with extended tang and brass stock fittings . The butt plate tang has what appears to be Indian Arsenal marks. The weapon has its original ramrod, fixed rear sight, block fore sight and sling swivels. The barrel's bore has staining consistent with age and use. Total length is 51" with a 35 ¼” barrel. The firing action works perfectly. 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. The price includes UK delivery. A 603
£695.00

Rare & Original Napoleonic Era French Spontoon / Pike With Napoleonic Eagle Etched Blade. A 12 / 5001 - A12 / 5001
This is an original French Napoleonic era Spontoon / Pike. It has a wood shaft with no end cap. It is 82 ¼” overall length. The removable crossbar has pyramid ends and is 5 ½” width. The leaf shaped spear point blade with medial ridge is 11” length. One side of the blade is etched with the Napoleonic Eagle. It is secured to the shaft by a 3 ½” long steel ferrule with 4 ½” riveted steel straps. The shaft is undamaged and the metal has even patina. Due to the size of this item delivery will be by arrangement and within the UK only. A12 / 5001. (NB A similar but longer spontoon from the same period is also available see stock number Sn 12884. The pair would make a superb display piece either together or individually)
£695.00

Rare & Original Napoleonic Era French Spontoon / Pike. Sn 12884. - 12884
This is an original French Napoleonic era Spontoon / Pike with wooden shaft. It is 98 ¼” overall length, with a steel end cap. The removable crossbar has pyramid ends and is 5 ½” width. The leaf shaped spear point blade with medial ridge is 12” length and is secured to the shaft by a 4 ½” long steel ferrule with 8 ½” riveted steel straps. The shaft is undamaged and the metal has even patina. Due to the size of this item delivery will be by arrangement and within the UK only. Sn 12884. (NB A similar but shorter spontoon from the same period is also available see stock number A 12 / 5001. The pair would make a superb display piece either together or individually)
£650.00

C1800 English Thomas Jaques London .46” Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel & Unusual Safety Catch. Sn 12796 - 12796
Thomas Jaques was an English Gunmaker recorded as having premises at 20 Pitt Street, Tottenham Court Road, London between 1801 & 1802 (see page 173 of British Gunmakers Volume 1 by Brown). This is a nice Flintlock Pocket Pistol By Jaques. It is 6" overall with a 1 ½” screw off barrel which is .46” at the open muzzle. The left side of the pistol is engraved 'Jaques', the left 'London' both within foliate engraved decoration. The underside of the pistol has crisp proof marks. It has its original bag shaped wood grip fitted with void silver escutcheon. Its steel hammer is fitted with a flint and it has a concealed folding trigger & unusual sliding safety catch which is undamaged and functions correctly (the sliding safety bar has a pin end. The pin when pushed forward not only locks the hammer but also enters a purpose made hole in the pan lid which keeps the lid securely closed preventing exposure of gunpowder in the pan & accidental ignition or loss of the gunpowder. Many pistols with this type of safety catch are broken by owners, unaware of the feature, forcing the pan open and breaking the safety pin). Its action works as it should. 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 12796
£495.00
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