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1831 – 1834 English, Gameson & Co London, 50 Bore Round Action Percussion Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel & Concealed Trigger. A 1026 - A 1026
David & Joseph Gameson were English London based gunmakers. Between 1831 & 1834 they were operating as Gameson & Co at 67 Threadneedle Street, London (see page 161 of British gunmakers Vol.1 By Brown). This is an excellent percussion pocket pistol by Gameswon & Co. The pistol is 6” overall with a 1 ½” screw off smoothbore barrel. The bore has staining and residue consistent with age & use. The left side of the round steel action is signed ‘Gameson & Co’ within foliate panel. It has a sliding safety, folding concealed trigger and Dolphin hammer. The action works as it should. It has crisp proof /inspection marks on the underside of the frame & barrel. Its bag shaped walnut grip has fine chequering and is inlaid with a void silver roundel. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. A 1026
£395.00

C1750 18 Bore Balkan Flintlock Belt / Holster Pistol With Ornate Silver Wire, Enamel / Coral Decoration, Gold Inlaid Maker’s Lozenges & Cudgel Butt. Sn 17206 - 17206
This is an attractive Balkans flintlock pistol made C1750. It is 19 ¼”overall with a 12 ½” steel barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel is unsighted. The barrel has 3 inlaid gold lozenges most likely maker’s marks and the muzzle has an ornate brass barrel band. It has its original tropical hard wood full stock with ornate carved foliate decoration. The wood has a few knocks and bumps to be expected but is toally secure with no cracks. The stock is intricately decorated with silver wire and a row of 3 enamel / coral balls inset in silver mounts on the back of the grip. It has an ornate German silver cudgel butt with long tangs. The trigger guard with stylised finial has remnants of leather liner period laced onto it. The lock plate and hammer have quality tooled decoration and the 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 17206
£945.00

VERY RARE, LEFT HAND LOCK, C1750 Dutch Form 6 Bore Flintlock Blunderbuss Pistol With Fluted Canon Barrel, Ornate Inlaid Silver Wire Decoration & Cudgel Butt. Sn 17131 - 17131
This is a very rare, large bore blunderbuss flintlock pistol most likely by a Dutch maker made C1750. It is 13 ½” overall with a 7 ¾” Cannon barrel which has a fluted section where the barrel meets the stock. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining consistent with age and use. It has its original undamaged walnut stock inlaid with silver wire decoration & steel fittings including trigger guard with stylised finial and cudgel pommel. Rare to find, the plain steel lock is set for a left hand shooter. The hammer is fitted with flint and the action works as it should. It is complete with original steel ram rod with worm end. There are no visible manufacturer or date marks on the pistol. The price for this very rare find left hand lock flintlock pistol 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 17131
£2,450.00

C1840 English Form, Peter Wharton, 6 Bore, Single Barrel, Muzzle Loading, Percussion Shotgun. Sn 17187. - 17187
This is an excellent, muzzle loading percussion shotgun in English form made C1840. It has a 33 ½” round brown wash steel barrel and measures 50 ½” overall. The smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age & use. The shotgun has its original walnut stock with chequered panels at the wrist & fore stock, polished horn fore end cap & steel butt plate. It has a steel lock plate signed by the maker or retailer ‘Peter Wharton’ (unknown) amongst foliate tooled decoration, Dolphin hammer, steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial also with tooled decoration. The shotgun is fitted with brass bead fore sight. The weapon cocks & dry fires perfectly as it should. The price for this large calibre antique shotgun worthy of further research regarding the lock signature includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17187
£1,750.00

SOLD SOLD (08/03) ONE OF 2,000, NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA, British Military Pattern 1800 / 1815 .650 Calibre Flintlock Muzzle Loading Baker Rifle Officially Adapted for Socket Bayonet With Hinged Patchbox Containing Tools. Sn 17186 - 17186
The Baker rifle (officially known as the Pattern 1800 Infantry Rifle) was a flintlock rifle used by the Rifle Regiments of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars. It was the first standard-issue, British-made rifle accepted by the British armed forces. The Baker Rifle was first produced in 1800 by Ezekiel Baker, a master gunsmith from Whitechapel. The famous 95th Rifles, Light Infantry Regiments adopted these accurate rifles (the hit Napoleonic War, Book & TV series Sharpe's Rifles featured this pattern of rifle). This rifle appears to have been an 1800-1810 era Baker rifle that was updated during its service life to the Pattern 1800/1815. D.W. Bailey in "British Military Longarms 1815-1865" estimates no more than 2,000 of the earlier Baker pattern rifles were converted to this pattern around 1815-1823. The barrel has a bayonet lug on the bottom for use with a socket bayonet (a distinguishing feature of the Pattern 1800/15 rifles). This excellent, very rare, original, Baker rifle has all original wood work with figured cheek piece and metal work all in excellent condition with correct brass furniture. Our example has open sights, steel ram rod, sling swivels and brass patchbox with hinged lid that contains 3 steel tools. The rifle measures 44 ½” overall with a 28 ¾” brown wash steel barrel. The bore has just staining consistent with age and use and crisp well defined rifling. The barrel has black powder proofs and correct small lug on the underside of the muzzle to accommodate socket bayonet. The hammer is fitted with flint. The action has a safety bolt and is marked with Kings Crown (George Rex) together with small inspection mark. The rifle cocks and dry fires perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading flintlock rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17186
£0.00

MINT BORE, Victorian 1878 British Holland & Holland London .380 Long Rifle Black Powder Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Break Action Rook Rifle With Thomas Perkes 1878 Patent Under Lever & Octagonal Barrel. Sn 17171 - 17171
Founded in 1876 when the English Gunsmiths Harris Holland & Henry William Holland joined forces, Holland & Holland have been at the pinnacle of British gun making. This is an excellent Rook rifle in .380 Long Rifle Black Powder Centre Fire UK Obsolete Calibre. The 28 ¾” octagonal blued barrel has a near mint bore, bright & clean with crisp rifling (44 ¼” overall length). The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘4829 ‘ which dates its manufacture to 1878 & has London black powder proofs. The top barrel flat is signed by the makers ‘Holland & Holland 98 New Bond St London’. The action has crisp foliate tooled decoration. It has excellent all original Walnut woodwork with chequered panel fore stock, chequered panel pistol grip and steel butt plate with foliate decoration. It has a fixed ‘v’ notch plate rear sight with 2 additional folding leaves graduated 50-100-150 yards and blade fore sight. The Thomas Perkes patent (Patented 1878 No. 1968) under lever break action loading & firing actions work perfectly. The price 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 17171
£2,200.00

QUALITY, Cased, Victorian C1840 Pair Of English Edward & William Bond London Steel Frame 50 Bore Percussion Belt Pistols With Double Octagonal Barrels, Belt Bars & Accessories. Sn 17172 - 17172
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. 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 an excellent pair of percussion traveling pistols by Edward & William Bond made C1840. The pistols are in excellent undamaged condition with all original walnut grips which have chequered panels. Both grips are inset with silver escutcheons which have an unusual engraved device (illustrated), 4” octagonal steel barrels, engraved foliate decorated trigger guards with extended tangs, actions, butt plates with hinged traps and elegant Dolphin hammers. The barrel rib of each pistol are crisply signed by the manufacturer ‘E & W. Bond London’. The underside of each barrel have English black powder proofs. Both pistols are complete with their original captive steel ram rods. Both barrels’ have small bead fore sights, ‘v’ notch plate rear sights & steel belt bars. The barrels of each pistol are clean & smoothbore. Their cocking & firing actions work perfectly as they should. The pistols are complete with their fitted wood case. The case with hinged lid has its original lock (key absent). The top of the lid has a brass roundel inlaid with stylised monogram (illustrated). The inside of the lid has a William Bond trade label (illustrated). The interior of the case is lined in green felt and has compartments contoured to snugly fit the pistols and their accessories which include a copper and brass powder flask, an empty tin for percussion caps, a wood handled tool & a metal oil container with screw top lid and integral applicator. The base of the container is signed ‘C & JW Hawksley’. The price for this pair of quality 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 17172
£2,950.00

American Wild West Era,1894, Winchester USA Model 1886 Lever Action .40-65 WCF Obsolete Calibre Rifle With Octagonal Barrel & Full Length Tube Magazine. Sn 17044:12 - 17044:12
The Winchester Model 1886 was a lever-action repeating rifle designed by John Browning to handle some of the more powerful cartridges of the period. This is an excellent, original example of the Model 1886 chambered in UK obsolete calibre .40-65 WCF (Winchester Centre Fire). The rifle has a 26" octagonal barrel & measures a large 45" overall. The top of the barrel is stamped with calibre detail 40-65 WCF. The barrel’s bore is clean and the rifling crisp. It has all original walnut woodwork which has just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The breech tang is crisply stamped 'Model 1886' and the top of the barrel is crisply stamped 'Manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Co New Haven, Conn USA'. The weapon is serial number 85863 which dates its manufacture to 1894. It has a brass blade fore sight, an adjustable rear sight, steel butt plate and full length tube magazine. It's lever, loading and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB 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 17044:12
£3,950.00

RARE, ORIGINAL, ALL MATCHING NUMBERS 1853 CRIMEA WAR ERA British Colt London Model 1851 Navy .36 Calibre Single Action Percussion Revolver With Octagonal Barrel & Victorian London Proof Marks. A 1024 - A 1024
The Colt Model 1851 Navy was a muzzle-loading 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 Model 1851 Navy revolver is in superb original condition. The pistol has a 7 ½” octagonal steel barrel and measures 13 ½” overall. 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 steel frame is stamped 'Colt's Patent' and has British Victorian ‘Crown V’ and ‘Crown P’ proof marks. It has all matching serial numbers '16547' on the barrel block, frame, trigger guard, butt strap & cylinder which dates its manufacturer to 1853 the 1st year of the Crimea war. There is no visible cylinder scene and the cylinder has Victorian London ‘V’ and ‘P’ proof marks. It has an undamaged Walnut grip and the pistol's firing action works correctly. 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. A 1024.
£2,250.00

1880 Imperial Russian Infantry Model 1870 / Berdan II Single Shot Bolt Action 10.7×58mmR Obsolete Calibre Rifle. Sn 17099:21 - 17099:21
The Berdan rifle is a Russian rifle created by famous American firearms expert and inventor Hiram Berdan in 1868. Berdam rifles were standard issue in the Russian Army from 1870 to 1891. The model of 1870, or Berdan II, is a single shot bolt action with a distinctive short, pear-shaped, bolt handle. The bolt handle serves as the only locking lug for the action, and when closed, points upwards at a 30 degree angle, rather than horizontally. The Berdan II Infantry rifles were issued with quadrangular socket bayonets. Initial production of the Berdan II was at Birmingham Small Arms in England. The rifles were later manufactured in large numbers by Russian factories at Tula, Izhevsk, and Sestroretsk. The rifle was known for its accuracy, simplicity and reliability. The 10.7×58mmR cartridge used in the Berdan rifles was also invented by Hiram Berdan, with assistance of Russian Colonel Gorloff. This is a very good original example of the Berdan II Infantry rifle. Its original wood work has the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The rifle measures 53” overall and has a 33” round steel barrel. The rifled bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The weapon has a block and blade fore sight, ladder rear sight, steel butt plate and one sling swivel. It has the correct pear shaped bolt. The stock is impressed with indistinct roundel. The barrel is marked with crisp Russian Script, numbered ‘105168’ and dated ‘1880’. The bolt is numbered ‘33740’. The metal work has several other small inspection marks including the Russian Eagle. The rifle’s cocking and firing actions work as they should. The price for this rare Imperial Russian Infantry rifle includes UK delivery. 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 17099:21
£875.00
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