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MINT BORE, C1840 British Lancer’s .650 Carbine Calibre Percussion Pistol With Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 16928 - 16928
This is an original percussion Lancer’s Pistol. It measures 14” overall and has an 8" round blued steel barrel which is .650 Carbine Calibre. The smooth bore is pristine. It has a heavy military hammer, brass trigger guard with extended tang, brass fore end block and brass butt cap with steel lanyard ring. The pistol has its original captive steel ramrod. The action plate is marked with crown . There are no other date, manufacturer or proof marks visible. The original walnut full stock is undamaged. Its action works as it should. 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. Sn 16928
£675.00

SOLD SOLD (08/12) MINT BORE, Victorian 1840 English Birmingham Police Short Sea Service .577 Calibre, Percussion Pistol Weapon Number ‘11’ With Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 16976 - 16976
This is an excellent original Victorian 1840 dated Short Sea Service percussion Pistol. It is 12” overall length with a 6” round brown wash steel barrel which is .577 calibre. The pistol’s smoothbore is pristine. It has original Walnut full stock with regulation brass furniture & is undamaged. It has its original captive steel ram rod & the unsighted barrel has crisp proof marks. The brass butt plate is numbered ‘11’ most likely an armoury weapon number & is fitted with lanyard ring. The action plate is crisply signed ‘Birmingham Police’ and dated ‘1840’. The action functions perfectly. As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a display or collection. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16976
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 27/11) RARE, C1840 Imperial German Uhlan Cavalry .650 Calibre Convertible Percussion Pistol Carbine With Regiment / Armoury Marks ‘K.D.D.67’ / ‘GHA N13’ Saddle Ring & Original Removable Shoulder. Sn 16929 - 16929
This is an original Imperial German Uhlan Cavalry .650 Calibre Convertible Percussion Pistol Carbine. The pistol has a 12” round steel barrel which has a small ‘T’ inspection mark, blade fore sight and ‘v’ notch block rear sight. The bore has deep cut rifling and has staining and residue consistent with age and use. It has a heavy military hammer and safety bolt which works as it should. The walnut stock with regulation brass mounts has just knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age & service use. The brass stock plate is Regiment / Armoury marked ‘K.D.D.67’. The butt cap is Regiment / Armoury marked ‘GHA N13’ and has a large steel saddle ring. The action plate has indistinct marks. The back of pistol grip has a recessed steel plate for the shoulder stock. The walnut shoulder stock which converts the pistol to a carbine when attached is undamaged and has just bumps and bruises to be expected. The stock has a steel butt plate numbered ‘2’ and brass plate with lug that fits neatly into the pistol grip recess. The lug has an adjustable screw thread with brass plate which when tightened by turning securely fixes the stock to the pistol. In its carbine configuration the weapon measures 26 ½” overall length. The price for this rare to find pistol / carbine includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16929
£0.00

VERY RARE, German Model 1896 No.4 Bergmann (Bergman Schmeisser ) 8x22 Bergman Obsolete Calibre Early Semi Automatic Pistol Retailed By ‘Gaggenau VCS Suhl’ (V.C. Schilling). Sn 16934 - 16934
The Bergmann 1896 was a 19th-century semi-automatic pistol developed by German designer Louis Schmeisser and sold by Theodor Bergmann's company. The pistol was a contemporary of the Mauser C96 and Borchardt C-93 pistols. Bergmann himself later went on to design one of the earliest practical and successful sub-machine guns, the MP-18.This is an original and very rare to find Bergmann No. 4 model 1896 semi automatic pistol in 8x22 Bergman obsolete calibre. The No.4’s cartridge was much less tapered than previous Bergmann cartridges (and not bottlenecked). These pistols appear to have been capable of using the later 8mm Simplex cartridge as well. The original No.4 cartridge used a 22mm long case, while the later Simplex used an 18mm case. When the 8×22 ammunition was no longer produced, it is likely that pistol owners would have switched to using the slightly more available 8×18 cartridges. At any rate, based on the other Bergmann ammo and the size of the 8×22 case, it is a reasonable supposition that the 8mm Bergmann would have been roughly equivalent to the .32 ACP in power. The pistols were subjected to Military trials by Swiss, German and Belgian Governments. (References: Ezell, Edward C. Handguns of the World . Stackpole Books, New York, 1981. Reinhart, Christian and am Rhyn, Michael. Fastfeuerwaffen II. Wilson, R.K. Textbook of Automatic Pistols . Samworth, 1934 (reprinted by Wolfe Publishing, Prescott AZ, 1990). Our example has undamaged blued metal work which has even patina and original chequered walnut grips. The pistol is missing some internal parts but the pitol cocks and dry fires. The slide moves and locks back and the hinged magazine loading plate for 5 round clip operates as it should. The pistol measures 10 ¼” overall length and has a 4 ½” round steel barrel. The bore is clean and it has a block & blade fore sight. The rear sight consists of a grooved notch frame. The left side of the frame is stamped ‘Patent Brevete C.G.D.G’. The right side is numbered ‘2870’and has the cartouche of ‘Gaggenau VCS Suhl’ (V.C. Schilling) who retailed pistols for Bergman. The trigger is numbered ‘11’. The price for this very rare early semi automatic pistol includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre rim fire derringer no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16934
£1,750.00

American Hopkins & Allen Arms Company 1870 Patent XL .41 Cal Rim Fire Single Shot (Colt) Derringer with Pivot Octagonal Barrel. Sn 16946 - 16946
Hopkins & Allen Arms Company was a U.S. firearms manufacturing company based in Norwich, Connecticut that was founded in 1868 by Charles W. Allen, Charles A. Converse, Horace Briggs, Samuel S. Hopkins and Charles W. Hopkins. The Hopkins brothers ran the day-to-day operations of the company until it went bankrupt in 1916 and was subsequently bought by Marlin-Rockwell. Known as the ‘XL’ range of pistols, these derringers & revolvers were 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 .41 Cal Rim Fire ‘XL’ derringer of the type made by Hopkins and Allen similar in design to Colt’s patent derringers. Our ‘XL’ derringer has a nickel plated steel frame with a sheathed trigger. It retains all of its original factory nickel plating. Its 2 ½” steel barrel pivots for loading which is achieved by depression of a steel button under the frame when the pistol is at half cock. The barrel pivots as it should and is tight and it has a small brass blade fore sight. Its rifled bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The top of the barrel is signed ‘XL Derringer’ and one of the barrel flats is marked ‘Pat Apr 5 1870’. It has its original American Rosewood grips which are in very good condition and secured with a single recessed brass screw bolt. Its loading and firing actions work perfectly. There are no other external visible numbers or manufacturer’s marks on this piece. NB As an obsolete calibre rim fire derringer no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display, the price includes UK delivery. Sn 16946
£575.00

Framed Display Board With Original Victorian Trade Labels Of The Prestigious Gunmakers James Purdey & Sons London & Later Images Of The company Premises. Sn 16851 - 16851
James Purdey founded James Purdey & Sons Limited in London, England in 1814, locating his business on Princes Street. Prior to starting out on his own, Purdey worked as head stocker for Joseph Manton, the foremost gunmaker of his time. In 1826 the company moved from the Princes Street location to Manton's former premises in Oxford Street. The founder's son, James Purdey the Younger, took over the running of the company from his father in 1858. James the Younger saw rapid change in the development and design of guns and rifles during his lifetime, essentially moving from muzzle loading flintlocks in the 1820s to breech loading hammerless ejectors by the 1880s. James the Younger was always at the forefront of advances in the design and building of his guns and rifles, and took out several patents for technical innovations over the years. Many of James the Younger's patents were adopted by other gunmakers. In 1882 the company moved from Oxford Street to new premises on the corner of South Audley Street and Mount Street, where the company remains to this day. James Purdey & Sons, specialises in high-end bespoke sporting shotguns and rifles. Purdey holds three Royal Warrants of appointment as gun and rifle makers to the British and other European royal families. The open faced, wood framed display board has original Victorian Purdey trade labels & later images of the Company premises. The trade labels and images are clean and intact & are mounted on a green felt background. The centre of the board has a void brass roundel. The frame measures 16 ½”x 11 ½” x 1 ¼”. The rear of the frame is mounted with cord for wall hanging. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16851
£225.00

SOLD SOLD (26/11) MINT BORE, Post 1893, Liege Belgium Nickel Plated 7mm Pinfire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Octagonal Barrel & Folding Trigger. A 1021 - A 1021
This is a nice 7mm calibre, 6 shot, pin fire pocket revolver. It has a 3 ½” octagonal barrel (7 ¾” overall). The pistol’s bore is pristine, clean with correct light rifling and it has a post fore sight. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘417’. It has excellent walnut grips. The pistol retains all of its original factory nickel plate finish. It has its original captive steel ejector rod. The cylinder is stamped with post 1893 Liege 'ELG*' within circle proof mark and ‘star above K’ inspection mark which is repeated on the frame. It is side gate loading, has a folding trigger and is fully functioning in both single & double action. As an obsolete calibre, antique, pin fire weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. A 1021
£0.00

BEST QUALITY, ALL MATCHING, Cased, Victorian Post 1883 English Holland & Holland, London .295 / 300 Calibre, Breech Loading, Break Action Single Shot, Rook Rifle ‘Winner Of All Field Rifle Trials 1883’ Recently Used In Competitions. - 16897
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 a superb .295 / 300 Calibre Rook rifle by Holland & Holland. It has a blued 26” Octagonal barrel with engine turned top. The bore is clean and bright with no sign of staining. The underside of the barrel is numbered 10169 & has black powder proofs. It has a flip up brass ringed foresight, graduated 2 leaf lined rear sight and flip up aperture sight. The sides of the barrel are engraved ‘Holland & Holland, 98 New Bond St. London .295 Semi Smooth Bore’ and ‘Winner Of All The Field Rifle Trials 1883’ (Holland & Holland won all classes in the 1883 rifle trials held by ‘The Field’ magazine and gaining Royal Warrants from the King of Italy and King George V). The action has scroll foliate engraved decoration. The hammer and top lever also have engraved scroll work. The trigger guard tang has matching number 10169. The underside of the fore stock is also numbered 10169. The rifle has a lovely walnut shoulder stock with chequered pistol grip and chequered fore end with polished horn cap. It has a steel butt plate and pistol grip cap. The wrist has an almost invisible old repair which is totally secure and stable (this rifle has recently been used in competitions with this repair in place). The rifle comes with its original leather covered hard case. The inside of the lid has its original Holland & Holland trade labels. The case measures 30 ½”x 7 ½” x 3 ½”. It has a hinged lid with brass lever operated clasp fastener with lock (key absent). It has a leather carry handle. The top of the lid has a void brass roundel. The inside of the case has green felt lined compartments which protect the rifle in its broken down form, with additional compartments for accessories. The main compartment which holds the shoulder stock and action, has a leather retaining strap with buckle to hold it firmly in place. The case contains fitted, holed wooden blocks to hold a individual rounds of ammunition. The case also contains an original empty Eley .300 cartridge box and a white metal ‘Holland & Holland’ marked oil container with screw top lid. The price for this impressive cased Rook rifle by prestigious English Gunsmiths includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre Rook rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16897
£2,250.00

1878 British Enfield Tower 2 Band .577 Snider Calibre Sergeant’s Short Rifle With Sling, British Pattern 1856 Yataghan Bayonet By A&EH & Scabbard. Sn 16805 - 16805
When the breech loading Snider mechanism was introduced in 1866, many Enfield percussion long arms were converted to the new system. Enfield 2-band short rifles were issued to British Army Sergeants. This is an excellent example of the Enfield Tower Snider short rifle. The action plate is stamped With Queens Crown (Victoria) and by the manufacturer 'Tower 1878'. It has excellent all original wood work, steel butt plate, forend block, bayonet bar and trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle also has its original ramrod, ladder rear sight, block and blade fore sight and sling swivels fitted with webbing sling. The barrel has a clean bore, crisp rifling and is stamped with proof marks. Total length is 49" with a 33" barrel. The hinged breech plate with press button release catch is faintly marked with Snider patent & arrow mark. The firing action works perfectly. The rifle comes with an original correct Pattern 1856 Yataghan Bayonet & Scabbard. The bayonet has an undamaged clean yataghan form blade and measures 28" overall. The blade and hilt have inspection marks (illustrated) and the cross guard numbered ‘184’. It's black grips are secure and undamaged. The bayonet's leather scabbard has steel a locket and chape. 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. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16805
£1,275.00

ALL MATCHING NUMBERS, 1855, Colt Pocket Model of 1849 .31 Calibre, Cap And Ball, 5 Shot, Single Action, Revolver With Brass Grip Frame, Cylinder Scene & Octagonal Barrel. Sn 16879 - 16879
The family of Colt Pocket Percussion Revolvers evolved from the iconic 1860 Army and 1851 Navy Revolvers and were produced between 1849 and 1872. This original U.S. Colt .31 Calibre Cap and Ball, 5 shot Pocket Model of 1849 Revolver is in good condition. It has a brass trigger guard and grip frame which has traces of original factory nickel plating. The pistol has the correct brass post fore sight and notched hammer rear sight. It has an undamaged American Walnut grip. The top of the 4 " octagonal barrel is correctly marked 'Address Col Saml Colt New York City'. The bore has staining consistent with age and crisp well defined rifling. It has all matching serial numbers '107500' stamped on its frame, barrel, trigger guard, cylinder and butt which dates its manufacture to 1855. The cylinder is marked 'Colt's Patent’. The cylinder has the correct engraved ‘Stage Coach hold Up Scene’. The weapon's single action firing mechanism and captive steel ‘lever’ ram rod work as they should. The price for this historic Samuel Colt percussion revolver 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 16879
£975.00
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