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C1865 British Richard Jackson Edgware Road London Yeomanry Officer’s Private Purchase Enfield Pattern 2 Band .577 Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Rifle With Nipple Protector & Chain. Sn 19997:7 - 19997:7
Richard Jackson son of another London gunmaker by the same name worked at Edgware Road London both on his own and with his brother Elias Jackson between 1847 & 1894 (see page 173 of British Gunmakers Vol.1 by Brown). This is an original British Yeomanry Officer’s private purchase Enfield Pattern muzzle loading percussion rifle by Richard Jackson. It has all original walnut wood work in excellent condition with chequered panels at the wrist and fore stock, steel butt plate, fore end block and trigger guard with extended tang. The wood is numbered ‘106’. The rifle has its original steel ramrod, bayonet bar, ladder rear sight, block & blade fore sight, sling swivels & nipple protector with brass chain. The barrel’s 31 ½” barrel is stamped with proof marks. Its bore is clean with crisp rifling. The cocking & firing actions work crisply. The action plate is signed ‘R. Jackson’ and the barrel ‘R. Jackson Edgware Rd’. The price includes UK delivery. NB This is an antique muzzle loading percussion rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 19997:7
£1,895.00

**QUALITY**C1840 English Beckwith London 15 Bore Double Damascus Barrelled Muzzle Loading Percussion Shotgun Converted From Earlier Flintlock Piece. Sn 19995 - 19995
This is a quality made 15 Bore double barrel muzzle loading percussion shotgun converted from an earlier flintlock piece. It has all original Walnut furniture with finely chequered wrist. The shotgun with double 32”, Damascus steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. It measures 48 ½” overall. The barrel rib has a bead fore sight. The action plates, action tang and trigger guard with extended tang and Pineapple finial have foliate engraved decoration. The action plates are also engraved with the depiction of a ‘Hare in the field’ and are inset with yellow metal lozenges ‘Beckwith’ (most likely the English gunmaker William. A. Beckwith who operated in London from 1800 until approx. 1840 from which time business was conducted at 58 Skinner Street, Snow Hill. His son Henry was also involved in the family business until 1868. Henry Beckwith is listed as participating in the International Exhibition of 1851). The action has an inlaid silver bands at the breech of each barrel. The barrel rib also has ‘Beckwith London’ in gold lettering. The cocking & firing actions of the weapon work crisply. The barrel’s smooth bores are clean. The gun has an ebonised wood ram rod with brass end cap and brass tip which unscrews to reveal a worm. 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 a collection or display. Sn 19995
£975.00

**EXTREMELY RARE** C1873 Russo-Turkish War American Peabody Martini Action Turkish Government Contract 11.3x59R (.45 Turkish) Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre Service Rifle. Sn 20023 - 20023
The Peabody & Peabody Martini variations were the development of Henry O. Peabody of Boston, Massachusetts. Commencing in 1873 the Turkish Government bought from the United States 600,000 Peabody Martini action Rifles and bayonets manufactured by the Providence Tool Company & the weapons saw service in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78. On instruction from the Turkish Government who wanted the finest weapons to arm Ottoman Empire Forces, the weapons were identical to the Martini Henry action service rifles, apart from features such as Calibre size, butt plate design, sling swivel sizes and markings/ inspection marks. This is one of the Peabody Martini rifles purchased by the Turkish Government. The rifle in 11.3x59R calibre known in the USA as .45 Turkish calibre measures 49” overall with a 33” rifled barrel. The bore has light staining consistent with age and service use & crisp rifling. The rifle is fitted with sling swivels, block and blade fore sight, graduated ladder rear sight & correct chequered steel butt plate. The metalwork and woodwork are all original. The wood has light bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The weapon retains its original cleaning rod. The right side of the action has serial number in Turkish script and Crest, the left side of the action is crisply marked with the ‘Peabody Martini Patent’ & USA address (all illustrated). The cocking and firing actions work crisply. The price for this extremely rare rifle 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 20023
£1,875.00

Victorian Muzzle Loading Enfield Combination Wrench. Sn - 19966:27
This is an original Enfield muzzle loading combination tool which was a all-in-one tool that combined a bullet puller, vent pick, worm, screw in oil bottle with a dropper, nipple wrench and screw driver. . This tool is complete and in excellent condition and complete. The tool is stamped TP on the screwdriver blade. The price for this tool includes U.K. delivery. Sn 19966:27
£225.00

**RARE**MINT BORE**Victorian British BSA & Co First Model Alexander Henry Edinburgh Scotland New South Wales Australia Military /Police Contract .450 Obsolete Calibre Falling Block Breech Loading Carbine. Sn 19936 - 19936
This is a rare to find BSA first model Alexander Henry carbine, 22” barrel (39 ½” overall length) carbine chambered in .450 long as opposed to 577/450 as the later examples are, fitted with folding ladder sights, blade fore sight, steel butt plate and stamped Henry Edinburgh 1641. The receiver is stamped BSA & Co. Henrys Patent 2069, also numbered 503 to the top, the stock stamped 23?1 and bears circular cartouche with 1869 date. These carbines are Illustrated in British Non Ordnance Military Carbines 1750-1900 by Barry Chisnall 2011. It is suggested by Jonathan Kirton (author of The British Falling Block Breechloading Rifle) that the action and buttstock were produced at the BSA factory in Birmingham before being sent up to Edinburgh where Alex Henry's shop fitted the barrels and applied numbers regular to Henry's numbering series. Captain Mayne at the Henry Military Rifle Co. in London is thought to have submitted these for consideration of the New South Wales forces and/or police and these carbines became the pattern for subsequent N.S.W. carbine orders. The all original wood has just bumps and bruises to be expected with age. Its loading and firing mechanism works crisply. The metal work has even patina. The barrel’s bore is near mint clean and bright with crisp rifling. The price for this rare carbine includes UK delivery. 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. Sn 19936
£1,295.00

1840 – 1842 English .60” Bore Percussion Pistol (Converted From Flintlock) By John Crosby Brown, Hull, Yorkshire With Octagonal Barrel. A 598. - A 598
John Crosby Brown was an English Gunmaker who is recorded as having premises at 20 Mytongate Hull Yorkshire for a short period of time between . 1840 & 1842. Prior to 1840 Brown is recorded at the same address operating as Humphreys & Brown between 1833 & 1837 (see pages 181 and 256 of British Gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown). This is an excellent percussion pistol (Converted from Flintlock) By Brown. It is 14" overall with a 9" octagonal steel barrel which is .60" bore. The barrel has a small brass blade fore sight and 2 silver bands at the breech. The smoothbore has some staining consistent with age. The side plate has scroll engraving & dolphin hammer. The side plate is marked ‘Brown Hull’'. It has a walnut stock with chequered grip. Its steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial have light foliate engraving. It is complete with its wood ramrod with polished horn end cap. Its action works as it should. The metal and wood of the pistol have no damage. 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 598.
£925.00

English Late 18th / Early 19th Century ‘Segary’ 16 Bore Flintlock Holster Pistol. Sn 14657. - 14657
This is a very good English form flintlock holster pistol made sometime in the late 18th / early 19th Century. It has a 9” round steel barrel. The barrel is 16.71mm muzzle diameter (approx. 16 bore). The smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel has crown V and crown P proofs (illustrated). It has a swan neck hammer, and brass furniture including butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang and ram rod mount. The lock plate is signed ‘Segray’. The walnut stock full stock is undamaged. The pistol has its original wood ram rod with brass end cap. The price for this pistol worthy of further research re the maker includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14657.
£925.00

**VERY RARE** Un-Altered, 1859 Dated, 32 Bore, Jacob Double Rifled Barrel Percussion Rifle By Swinburn & Co To The Indian Jacob's Rifles Battalion. Sn 14786 - 14786
In the history of firearms, the military double rifle invented by British General John Jacob of the Indian Army was probably one of the most ambitious designs ever devised. General Jacob was a fascinating person, one of those larger than life mid-19th century characters whose career reads more like a novel than fact. He tamed great portions of India’s wild Northwest Frontier & set up civil administrations. As an improvement on the British issue Brunswick Rifle, which fired a belted round ball, he devised a symmetrical conical projectile with studs that mechanically fit in the rifle’s bore, giving far better accuracy than the Brunswick. He continued his work, to include the invention of a bullet with a fulminate nose plug that exploded upon contact that was felt would be great for blowing up enemy artillery at long distances. At about the same time he invented the double rifle, and figured that style would perfectly suit his rifling system. In the mid-1850s Jacob contracted with British gunsmith Swinburn & Son to make the unusual arms. Each rifle had a special patchbox proudly engraved with the proposed unit’s name, “Jacob’s Rifles”. Jacob raised a Battalion of native riflemen and armed them with his double gun. “Jacob’s Rifles,” as the unit was to be called, numbered about 1,000 officers and men, 900 of whom were issued with Jacob’s very expensive rifles. Some time after Jacob's death in 1858, the rifles issued to his troops were put back into stores and the troops were given more conventional long arms. Ultimately the doubles were released from service and sold for large game hunting use, some having either one or both barrels converted to smoothbore to allow a choice of shot or bullet. This very rare, excellent, original Jacob double-barreled rifle has not been altered in any way and retains its original military double rifled barrels which are 32 bore. The barrels measure 24” and the gun’s overall length is 40”. Both barrels are clean and the rifling is crisp and well defined. This weapon has its original military bayonet lug. Its sights are graduated to a very optimistic 2,000 yards. (The 6-inch-long rear leaf was so contrived that to use it at an extreme range it had to be fired from the chest). The rifle's cocking and double trigger firing action work crisply. Its wood work and metal are in excellent condition with just the minor bumps & bruises on the wood to be expected of a weapon of this age. Its hammer plates are both faintly marked 'Swinburn & Son 1859' and its patch box lid, crisply marked 'Jacob's Rifles'. The rifle is complete with original ram rod and sling swivels. The price for this innovative, historic piece which is one of only 900 made includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14786
£4,950.00

**QUALITY** American Civil War Era Double Barrelled .44” Patched Ball Calibre Muzzle Loading Kentucky Plains Rifle By Nelson Delany Pennsylvania With Fine Cast Steel Barrels & German Silver Fittings. Sn 12466 - 12466
Nelson Delany was an American gunmaker of Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He is recorded as working at Wyomissing Creek C1845 and active until C1872. This is a fine double barrelled .44 patched ball Kentucky Plains rifle made in the American Civil War era by Delany. It has a beautiful Walnut stock with figured cheek piece, German Silver fittings including a patch box with hinged lid, curved butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang and stock mounts. Its 31” barrels set side by side with flat top rib have clean bores with crisp micro rifling. The rifle measures 48" overall. The The top rib is engraved ‘Fine Cast Steel’. Both side plates are crisply marked by the American manufacturer ‘N. Delany’. The rifle has an ebonised ramrod with brass end cap, sling swivels, German Silver blade fore sight and adjustable rear sight. It has double triggers and heavy dolphin hammers. The weapon cocks and dry fires crisply. The price for this quality Kentucky double 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 12466
£2,700.00

UNAVAILABLE UNAVAILABLE C1860's American Merwin & Bray Firearms Co New York 5 Shot Brass Framed .30 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Single Action Revolver Converted From Cup Primed Teat Fire With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 19816 - 19816
An original cup primed Teat fire revolver by Merwin & Bray Firearms Co New York period converted to rim fire . It has a 3 ½” octagonal barrel with top rib which is marked “Merwin & Bray Firearms Co NY”. “Merwin & Bray New York” is repeated on another barrel flat. It has an undamaged brass frame stamped “1427” which is repeated on the underside of the barrel. The barrel’s bore has just light staining and crisp rifling. The front sight is a half round German silver blade. It has a grooved frame rear sight. Originally as a teat fire revolver it would have had a captive ejector rod mounted on the side of the frame to eject the front loaded teat fire cartridges, the ejector rod has been removed as part of the conversion to rim fire and the cylinder which would have been sealed at the breech end, replaced with open cylinders for rim fire cartridges. The grips are smooth varnished rosewood which have just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The barrel, removable cylinder and hammer retain some of their original blue finish. The pistol is single action only. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 19816
£695.00
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