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**VERY RARE**MINT BORE**1864 American Civil War James H. Merrill’s 2nd Type 1858 / 1861 Patent .54 Calibre Single Shot Breech Loading Cavalry Carbine With Brass Furniture, Steel Saddle Bar & Ring. A 1119 - A 1119
The Merrill carbine was a breechloader firearm designed by Baltimore, Maryland gunsmith and inventor James H. Merrill. It was one of several firearms made by Merrill in fulfillment of contracts with the Union Government during the U.S. Civil War and were issued to Cavalry units. The carbine is loaded by pulling back the flat, knurled steel lugs on the breech cover and lifting it to reveal the breech and inserting the cartridge. The carbines were produced in two versions: First Type and Second Type. The First Type included a brass patchbox in the stock. The Second Type was produced without the patch box. The carbines were in service with the Union army during the civil war between 1863 and 1865. This is an excellent original example of the 2nd type Merrill 1858 / 61 patent carbine. The metal work is undamaged with even aged patina. Its original wood stock is all original. The 20" barrel’s bore is near mint, clean and bright with crisp rifling. It measures 37” overall. The carbine is fitted with 2 leaf rear swivel sight & blade fore sight. It also has a steel saddle bar & ring (there is an old stable repair to a fine crack on the stock at the rear saddle bar screw). It has a brass butt plate, barrel band and trigger guard. The action plate is stamped with Merrill’s name & 1858 -1861 patent detail ‘J.H. Merrill Balto Pat July 1858 / Apl 9. May 21-28-61’ together with 1864 date & American Eagle mark (all illustrated). The breech cover has ‘J.H. Merrill Balto Pat July 1858’. The carbine is serial number '16588' which is stamped on the hinged breech cover. This type 2 carbine is correctly without patch box. The weapon’s loading and firing actions work as they should. The price for this very rare piece of American Civil War history includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. A 1119
£2,495.00

**AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WARS & NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA** Original, British, Pre 1785, Tower, Short Land Pattern, 42 inch Barrel, Brown Bess .75 inch Calibre, Smooth Bore Musket with 4 ram Rod Tubes. Sn - 21851:4
This is an original, unmessed with early British Tower, Short Land Pattern, 42 inch barrel Brown Bess .75 inch calibre musket. The musket measures 58 inches overall with a barrel length of 42 inches. The barrel has and has Crown & GR proof marks stamped on top of the breach which dates it to pre 1785. After that date, the proof marks were stamped on the side of the breech. The lock has the early swan necked cock and is fitted with the double bridal, a modification introduced after 1760. The swan neck lock and the lockplate both have double line engraving. The lock plate measures 7 x 1 ¼ inches is nicely engraved with TOWER GR (George Regina) and an inspection mark. The cock clamp screw is both screwed and slotted. The steel frizzen spring has the correct finial next to the mounting screw. The stock has 4 brass ram rod pipes, the top one has the trumpet shape and the second one has a coned front of the early muskets. The bottom two pipes are parallel is form. The stock is carved round the squared off barrel tang and the breech has the baluster turning in front of the tang. All of the screws and fittings are in good condition with little signs of wear. The butt is fitted with the short land pattern butt plate and has the blank brass escutcheon at the wrist held in place by a single screw through trigger guard. The musket is fitted with the correct steel mushroomed head ramrod. There is not much wear to the musket and the lock works nicely. The barrel has a nice patina and the bore has staining and residue with use. The walnut stock is in a nice condition with no cracks with only minor knocks and bumps with age and at some stage had an old contempory repair to the stock and fore end which has been nicely done. This is nice untouched example of an early Tower, Short Land Pattern, 42 inch Barrel, Brown Bess. See British Military Longarms 1715-1815 by D.W.Bailey and British Military Firearms 1650-1850 by Howard l. Blackmore. Delivery is to the U.K. mainland by arrangement and at cost. Sn 21851:4
£3,450.00

**MINT BORE**American Civil War Era, U.S Army Remington 1858 Army New Model 6 Shot, .44 Calibre Single Action Revolver. A 1116 - A 1116
The Remington 1858 Army New Model Revolvers were used during the American Civil War and the design was the beginning of a successful line of medium and large frame percussion revolvers. Due to limited availability of Colt 1860 Army Revolvers at the time, large numbers of the Remington revolver were ordered by the Union Government. It was favoured for its durability. This is an excellent original Civil War Era, Model 1858 Army New Model, Large frame, .44 calibre, revolver. The pistol has an 8" octagonal barrel and measures 14" overall. The barrel’s bore is near mint clean and bright with crisp rifling. It has a brass blade fore sight, grooved frame rear sight & captive lever ramrod. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘123413’. The top barrel flat is signed ‘Patented Sept 14 1858 E. Remington& Sons Ilion New York USA New Model’. The metal work has factory inspectors marks (illustrated). The metal work has original blue finish which has holster wear in areas & it has a brass trigger guard. Its original walnut grips are excellent and undamaged. One grip has an Army inspector’s acceptance impressed cartouche. The pistol’s single action firing mechanism works crisply. The price for this excellent piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique cap & ball percussion revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 1116
£2,450.00

**AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WARS & NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA**1763-1799 Georgian British Wheeler (London) 39” Barrel India Pattern Brown Bess .750 Musket Calibre Flintlock Musket. Sn 21851:3 - 21851:3
India Pattern Brown Bess muskets were the standard British Infantry Musket between 1797 & 1854. Some were in use pre-1797 purchased from the East India Company for use in Egypt (see 32-35 of British Military Long Arms 1715-1815 by Bailey where India pattern muskets are described & illustrated). This is an original British India Pattern Brown Bess flintlock. It has a standard 39” barrel (55” overall) with a fixed iron foresight (the very earliest production Brown Bess muskets had a 46 or 42 inch barrel). The barrel's bore has just light staining consistent with age & use. Its lock plate is marked with a crown and the letters GR (King George Rex) together with ‘WHEELER’ across the tail of lock (Robert WHEELER had a work shop in Birmingham circa 1763-1799, he also made weapons for the HUDSONS BAY COMPANY). The top of the barrel has crisp English black powder proof marks. The makers name denotes that the lock was privately made but was manufactured to British military specifications. The musket has standard British military ordnance pattern brass fittings including butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang, fore end cap & brass ramrod pipes. Its all original Walnut stock has just light bumps and bruises consistent with age and service use. The Musket has its original iron ramrod & 2 sling swivels. These famous flintlock Brown Bess muskets were used in many wars and conflicts throughout history, including the American Revolutionary War of independence & The Napoleonic Wars as well as many others. The price for this historic piece includes UK delivery. N.B As an antique musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21851:3
£3,450.00

Extremely Rare, Original, Quality, British, Henry Nock, Number 2 on the Breech, Screwless Lock Volunteer .65 inch Baker Rifle. Sn - 21851:2
This is an extremely rare, original, unmessed with, British Baker rifle (Pattern 1800 Infantry Rifle) by the famous gunsmith Henry Nock. The rifle carries the number 2 stamped on the top of the breech indicating it was number 2 of his production of his Baker rifles. The rifle was invented by Ezekiel Baker and the Baker Rifle muzzle-loading flintlock rifle, was the first British rifle to be used in British service. The rifle was first issued to the Rifle Brigade in 1800 and remained in use until 1838. The rifle is fitted with the rare, enclosed Nock patent screwless lock signed in script H. NOCK with a starburst engraved at the front. The rifle has a 26 inch Damascus steel rifled barrel with an octagonal breech 2 ¾ inches long which is stamped H.NOCK PATENT and No2 on the breech. The barrel is fitted with the Baker sword bayonet to the right hand side of the muzzle. The barrel has 7 groove rifling with a clean bore and well-defined rifling. The standing notch rear-sight is fitted on a shaped foot with a blade foresight. The rifles walnut stock is stocked to 1 ¼ inches from the muzzle and has a split ramrod channel. The stock is fitted with a raised leather covered cheek piece which was a common modification in the field with these rifles. The left hand side opposite the lock with an inspection mark (illustrated). The stock has a baker style hinged patch box to the right hand side of the stock and is complete with its two iron sling swivels. The trigger guard is numbered 437. The rifle is fitted with its correct pan headed swelled ramrod. There is not much wear to the musket and the lock works nicely. The barrel is smooth with a nice patina and the bore has light staining and residue with use. The walnut stock is in a nice condition with only minor knocks and bumps with age. This is nice untouched example of a Baker rifle with a Henry Nock screwlesss lock. See British Military Longarms 1715-1815 by D.W.Bailey and British Military Firearms 1650-1850 by Howard l. Blackmore. Delivery is to the U.K. mainland by arrangement and at cost. Sn 21851:2
£9,750.00

**SUPERB**MINT BORE & ORIGINAL BLUE FINISH**1854 CRIMEA WAR ERA**ALL MATCHING NUMBERS INCLUDING CYLINDER**British Colt London Navy Model 1851.36 Calibre Cap & Ball Revolver. Sn 21810 - 21810
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 as private purchase side arms 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 near mint clean & bright with well defined rifling. The metal work retains its original blue finish also in near mint condition. The weapon has a conical 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 and frame have British Victorian ‘Crown V’ and ‘Crown P’ proof marks and is marked ‘Colt’s Patent’. The pistol has all matching serial numbers '28043' on the barrel block, frame, trigger guard, butt strap & cylinder which dates its manufacturer to 1854 during the Crimea war (1853-1856). The cylinder is also marked Colt’s Patent and has excellent, complete Naval battle scene. The rim of the cylinder has ‘Engaged 16th may 1843’ (representing a Naval battle in which Texas’ Commodore Edwin W. Moore defeated a superior fleet of Mexican warships (in both number of ships and their size) a crucial event during Texas’ struggle for independence). It has undamaged American Walnut grips and the pistol's single action cocking & firing actions work crisply. The price for this superb, historic British London made & assembled Crimea War era Colt 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 21810 (in black plastic carry case armoury)
£4,750.00

Extremely Rare, Original, British, 1741 Dated, Tower, 1730 First Long Land Pattern, 46 inch Barrel, Brown Bess .75 inch Calibre, Smooth Bore Musket. Sn - 21851:1
This is an extremely rare, original, unmessed with, British Tower, 1730 First Long Land Pattern, 46 inch barrel Brown Bess .75 inch calibre musket. Very few of these first pattern muskets survive and most are in museums. It is fully brass mounted with the very early and correct Brown Bess mounts. The barrel measures 46 inches and has Crown & GR proof marks stamped near to the breach. The musket measures 61 inches overall. The musket is fitted with a first pattern lock plate which is dated 1741, the period of King George II. The lock plate measures 6 7/8 x 1 ¼ inches and is nicely engraved with TOWER 1841 GR (George II) and has the pronounced banana shape towards the tail. The body of the lock plate, swan necked cock and the top jaw have the correct double line border engraving. The steel frizzen spring has the correct trefoil finial next to the mounting screw. The top jaw screw is slotted only and not pierced. After 1840, there was a bridle added to the frizzen on the lock plate, becoming the double bridal lock plate. This lock plate does not have the later modification. The stock has the earlier ram rod tubes and the wooden ramrod (ash) fits the ramrod tubes nicely and appears to be the original ram rod. All of the screws and fittings are in good condition with little signs of wear. The stock has the tear drop behind the lock plate. The butt of the stock has the 3 step taper on the brass butt plate tang with a small ball at its tip. The brass escutcheon at the wrist is of the Pattern 1730 shape and is held in place by a single screw through trigger guard. The stock is carved round the squared off barrel tang and the breech has the baluster turning in front of the tang. The brass escutcheon is engraved with what is most likely the number 56 which would have the musket issued to the 56th (West Essex) Regiment of Foot. The 56th (West Essex) Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment in the British Army, active from 1755 to 1881. The regiment was originally raised in Northumbria as the 58th Regiment, and renumbered the 56th the following year when two senior regiments were disbanded. The regiment saw service in Cuba at the capture of Havana in the Seven Years' War, and was later part of the garrison during the Great Siege of Gibraltar in the American Revolutionary War. All of these actions occurred after the musket was produced. There is not much wear to the musket and the lock works nicely. The barrel is smooth with a nice patina and the bore has light staining and residue with use. The walnut stock is in a nice condition with no cracks and only minor knocks and bumps with age. This is nice untouched example of a Tower, 1730 First Long Land Pattern, 46 inch Barrel, Brown Bess. See British Military Longarms 1715-1815 by D.W.Bailey and British Military Firearms 1650-1850 by Howard l. Blackmore. Delivery is to the U.K. mainland by arrangement and at cost. Sn 21851:1
£12,750.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 28/06) **ALL MATCHING NUMBERS INCLUDING CYLINDER**EARLY PRODUCTION** 1852-1853, Original Cased, Colt New York .31 Calibre, Cap And Ball, Pocket Model of 1849 Revolver And Accessories. Sn 21853 - 21853
The American Gold Rush of 1848 inspired Colt to produce pocket versions of their legendary 6 shot revolvers. This original Colt made .31 Calibre Cap and Ball, Pocket Model of 1849 Revolver is in superb condition with nice patina throughout and has attractive undamaged walnut grips. It has a 4” barrel and measures 9” overall length. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. The left side of its frame is stamped 'Colts Patent' and the barrel’ Address Saml Colt New York City’. The cylinder is stamped 'Colts Patent’ & ‘No. 30244. It has matching serial numbers '30244' stamped on its barrel block, brass grip frame and butt. The serial number dates the pistol’s production date to between 1852 & 1853. The cylinder has the faint typical die rolled scene depicting a stage coach driver routing hold up men with his Colt revolver. The pistol has a small brass bead foresight and captive lever ram rod. The weapon’s single action firing mechanism works crisply. It is contained in its attractive, original, tailor made, wood case. The case has brass strengthening bands and inlaid brass shield on top of the lid. The case is lined with felt and has compartments which snugly fit the weapon with additional compartments for accessories. The accessory compartments contain a pistol size copper and brass black powder flask, a small quantity of moulded lead balls, a metal container with screw top lid with label which reads ‘Colt’s Patent Repeating Pistols, Army, Navy & Pocket Sizes’, 2 cleaning rods and a cloth patch. The case has original brass lock (key absent) and 2 hook fasteners. The inside of the lid has Colt’s trade label (illustrated). The price for this early production colt pocket includes UK delivery. NB As an antique cap and ball revolver, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21853
£0.00

American Civil War Era, Sharps New Model 1863 Cavalry Carbine .50-70 Government Centre Fire Obsolete Caliber converted from .52 Combustible Cartridge With Lawrene Pellet Lock Converted to by the U.S. Government. Sn - 21852
This is an American Civil War Era Sharps New Model 1863 cavalry carbine that was originally a fired with a .52 combustible cartridge and was primed by the patented Lawrence pellet primer. After the American Civil War, these guns were converted by the Government to take the .50-70 centre fire government cartridge. This carbine has 3 bore rifling as part of its conversion which means that the carbine kept the original barrel which was sleeved to take the .50-70 Government cartridge as opposed to a new barrel being fitted. As part of this conversion, the Lawrence primer internal mechanism was deleted and the patch box removed but retained the original cut out toe butt plate. This rifle is stamped PAT 12th 1848 together with the letter F on the left hand side of the breech. The right hand side of the breech is stamped C.SHARPS PAT OCT 25TH 1852 and R.S.LAWRENCE APRIL 12th 1859. The tang has the serial number C28650 stamped on the top. The carbine is fitted with the correct ladder rear sight and the saddle bar and ring. The carbine has crisp near mint 3 groove rifling. The weapon’s loading, cocking and firing actions work crisply. 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 21852
£2,250.00

**MINT BORE**Original Cased, American Civil War Era, Remington 1858 Army New Model 6 Shot, .44 Calibre Single Action Revolver With Accessories. Sn 21855 - 21855
The Remington 1858 Army New Model Revolvers were used during the American Civil War and the design was the beginning of a successful line of medium and large frame percussion revolvers. Due to limited availability of Colt 1860 Army Revolvers at the time, large numbers of the Remington revolver were ordered by the U.S. Government. It was favoured for its durability. This is an excellent original Civil War Era, Model 1858 Army New Model, Large frame, .44 calibre, revolver. The pistol has an 8" octagonal barrel and measures 14" overall. The barrel’s bore is near mint clean and bright with crisp rifling. It has a post fore sight, grooved frame rear sight & captive lever ramrod. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘16411’. The top barrel flat is signed ‘Patented Sept 14 1858 E. Remington& Sons Ilion New York USA New Model’. The frame and barrel have factory inspectors marks (illustrated). The metal work has original blue finish & it has a brass trigger guard. Its original walnut grips are excellent and undamaged. The pistol’s single action firing mechanism works crisply. The pistol is complete with its original fitted wood case. The centre of the exterior of the lid is inlaid with void brass plate. The case has a brass lock (key absent) and 2 hook fasteners. The inside of the case is lined with felt & contoured to snugly fit the pistol. It has compartments for accessories which consist of an ebonised wood handled cleaning brush, an ebonised wood rod , a cloth patch and 5 moulded lead balls. The inside of the lid has an original clean Remington trade label (illustrated). The price for this excellent cased piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique cap & ball percussion revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21855
£2,975.00
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