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1823-1840 American 50 Bore, Brass Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Turn Off Barrel & English Birmingham Black Powder Proofs. Sn 19769 - 19769
According to "Historic Pistols" by Samuel E. Smith and Edwin W. Bitter, pages 304 and 305, John P. Moore operated a gun shop in New York City America between 1823 and 1840. This is a brass Flintlock pocket pistol by J.P Moore. It is 6 ¾” overall with a 2" turn off brass barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The brass frame is engraved on both sides with martial banners & arms. Within the panels are the maker’s name ‘J.P Moore’ on one side and ‘New York’ on the reverse. Interestingly the underside of the action has English Birmingham black powder proofs (internet research reveals that other forms of pistol of that period, including military form martial pieces by Moore of New York carry British proofs). It has a steel hammer, steel trigger & trigger guard. The pistol has an undamaged bag shaped slab walnut grip. The pistol cocks and dry fires crisply. The price for this pistol worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 19769
£695.00

British, Victorian, C.1880, P.Webley & Son, Volunteers Purchase MK II Martini Henry .577x .450 Short Lever Rifle. Sn - 19679
The Webley company was founded in the late 18th century by William Davies, who made bullet moulds. It was taken over in 1834 by his son-in-law, Philip Webley, who began producing percussion sporting guns. The manufacture of revolvers, for which the firm became famous, began twenty years later. At that time the company was named P. Webley & Son. In 1897, Webley amalgamated with W & C Scott and Sons to become The Webley & Scott Revolver and Arms Company Ltd of Birmingham This is an excellent, original .577x .450 Martini Henry Mk II, British Volunteers private purchase short lever rifle made by P Webley & Son, Birmingham. The gun has its original woodwork throughout which has just light bumps & bruises to be expected with age and service use. The gun has a block & blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels, cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The 33” steel barrel’s bore is clean and bright, with sharp rifling and well defined. The barrel has British proof marks. The metal work has even patina and has numbers (illustrated) and the action works crisply. The top of the barrel is signed by the maker ‘P Webley and Son, Birmingham’. The top of the barrel and side of the breach has the W&S winged bullet stamped into it. The stock is stamped with the LONDON roundel stock with II stamped under it together with various other stamps. The action and barrel have the serial number C164 stamped on it together with other various numbers. The butt is fitted with a sling swivel. The price includes UK delivery. NB 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. Sn 19679
£1,495.00

**QUALITY**Mid 1800's English Brinsley Nantwich (Cheshire) & Whitchurch (Shropshire) Patent 15 Bore Single Barrel Muzzle Loading Percussion Sporting Shotgun. Sn 19752 - 19752
This is a quality made Victorian era 15 Bore Single Barrel Muzzle Loading Percussion Sporting Shotgun. It has a 30” 2 stage barrel with bead fore sight and measures 47 ½”overall. The barrel's smooth bore is clean. The top of the barrel is signed ‘ Brinsley Nantwich & Whitchurch Patent’. The hammer, trigger guard with extended tang and butt plate tang are nicely engraved with foliate decoration. The action is signed by the maker ‘Brinsley’ (The only British gunmaker we can find named Brinsley is Joseph Brinsley C1846 recorded at Dixon’s yard. Pier Isle Of Man see page 179 of British Gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown) along with a hunting scene of game bird and hunting dog in the field. The wrist of the stock has fine chequering. The top of the wrist is inlaid with void escutcheon. The all original woodwork is excellent. The gun has a wood ram rod with brass end cap. The gun’s cocking and firing action works crisply. The price for this shotgun worthy of further research regarding the maker includes UK delivery. NB As an muzzle loading antique shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 19752
£750.00

C1840 English 50 Bore Percussion Pocket Pistol With Turn Off Barrel. Sn 19687 - 19687
This a good English percussion pocket pistol made C1840. It is 6 ½”overall with a 2 ¼” screw off barrel (a tool is required to turn off the barrel, we do not have the tool). The barrel’s smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age and use. The action and barrel have crisp English proofs. Its action is decorated on both sides with foliate panels. There is no visible makers name. It has its original bag shaped wood grip. The back of the grip is inlaid with void white metal escutcheon. The trigger guard is decorated with a stylised star motif. The weapon cocks and dry fires crisply. The price 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 private collection or display. Sn 19687
£295.00

**MINT BORE**C1880 Victorian British George Gibbs Bristol Volunteer’s Private Purchase Martini Henry .577x .450 Short Lever Rifle. Sn 19376 - 19376
Founded in Bristol in 1830 as J & G Gibbs ( who are also listed as “wire drawers at 4 Redcliff St ) and renamed in 1835 as G Gibbs . The firm has gained an impressive record of innovation, adaptation and tenacity, making muzzle loading guns and rifles of the highest quality including Samuel Bakers first 4 bore heavy charge rifle, under the direction of the founder George Gibbs Snr. the firm developed and expanded with the help of his sons G.C. and Herbert to embrace the breech loading era with a series of crucial partnerships and designs. The firm finally consolidated in 1858 at 29 Corn St and this address changed to 39 Corn St in 1880 when St Werbergs church , further along Corn St , was dismantled and rebuilt elsewhere in the city . The Church was taken down during 1877 and replaced with 10 new shop premises , the buildings finally re numbered around 1879/1880. The Gibbs business is still thriving today. This is a Victorian Volunteer’s private purchase Martini Henry, short lever rifle by George Gibbs of Bristol. It has its original woodwork throughout which has just light bumps & bruises to be expected with age and service use. It has a block & blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels, cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The 33” steel barrel’s bore is near mint clean and bright, the rifling sharp and well defined. The barrel has British proof marks. The metal work has even patina and has numbers (illustrated). The action works crisply. The top of the barrel is signed by the maker ‘George Gibbs 39 Corn Street Bristol’. The price includes UK delivery. NB 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. Sn 19376
£1,675.00

Victorian 1886 Dated MK IV Enfield Martini Henry .577x .450 Long Lever British Service Rifle With British WD & India Arsenal Marks. Sn 19472 - 19472
This is an original MK IV. 1886 dated .577x .450 Martini Henry, long lever Service Rifle. It has its original woodwork throughout. The wood has Enfield roundel and other ink marks (illustrated). The metal work has British WD and India arsenal marks and ‘N.E.P’ , N.S’ Nepalese Native Service stamps (illustrated). It has a block & blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels, cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The 33” steel barrel’s bore has staining consistent with age & sharp, well defined multi groove rifling. The metal work has even patina. The action works crisply. The action is stamped on the right side Crown VR (Victoria Regina) Enfield, ‘Mark IV I’ model designation and dated '1886' together with WD arrow. 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. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19472
£1,475.00

Victorian C1850 English Westley Richards, 16 Bore, Double Barrel Muzzle Loading Percussion Shotgun. Sn 19512 - 19512
The renowned English Gunsmiths Westley Richards & Co have been making unique and best quality shotguns and rifles for over 200 years. This is a Victorian era 16 Bore double barrel shotgun made by Westley Richards in good condition. It has Walnut furniture with finely chequered wrist and fore stock. The wood has knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The stock has an inlaid void silver escutcheon. The shotgun with double 27 ¼”, steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. It measures 44 ¼” overall. The barrel rib has a bead fore sight. The action plates, action tang and trigger guard with extended tang have foliate engraved decoration. The action has an inlaid silver band and silver roundels are inlaid at the breech of each barrel. Both action plates are signed ‘Westley Richards’. The cocking & firing actions of the weapon work crisply. The barrels smooth bores have just light staining consistent with age. The gun has its original ebonised wood ram rod with brass end cap and brass tip. 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 19512
£595.00

1888 Dated MK II Enfield Martini Henry .577x .450 British Service Rifle With Later South African WD Marks & Leather Sling By Edward Day Canada. Sn 19470 - 19470
This is an excellent original MK II .577x .450 Martini Henry, British Service Rifle with later South African WD marks. It is fully British ordnance stamped and has its original woodwork throughout. The wood has an ink Enfield rifle and struck out dates. It has block and blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels fitted with leather sling which is impressed ‘Edward Day Made In Canada’, cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The steel barrel's bore is clean & has crisp rifling. The metal work retains its original blue finish. The action works crisply. The action is stamped on the right side Crown VR (Victoria Regina) Enfield, Mark II model designation and dated '1888'. The barrel has several Victorian and British WD proof inspection marks and ‘C Broad Arrow G’ South African Government marks indicating reissue to South African Forces after British service. 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 19470
£1,675.00

C1850, Victorian George Wallis Junior Of Hull Double Barrelled 15 Bore Muzzle Loading Percussion Shotgun. Sn 19505 - 19505
George Wallis Junior of Hull was the son of the master flintlock gunmaker of the same name, a distinguished gunmaker and antiquary who assisted William Constable of Burton Constable Hall with the maintenance of his magnificent collection. This is a very good Victorian double barrel muzzle loading percussion shotgun made Circa 1850 by George Wallis Junior of Hull. It has all original Walnut furniture with chequered panels at the wrist. The wood has knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The top of the wrist has a void silver escutcheon & It has a steel butt plate. The shotgun with double 27 ¼”, brown wash steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. It measures 44 ¼” overall. The action has silver roundels and the barrel has 2 silver bands inlaid. The barrel rib has a bead fore sight. The action, hammers and trigger guard with extended tang have foliate engraved decoration. The action plates are signed ‘Wallis Hull’. The cocking & firing actions of the weapon work crisply. The barrels smooth bores have just light staining consistent with age and use. The shotgun 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 19505
£675.00

**RARE**C1802 Scottish William Morris Perth 16 Bore, Side By Side Double Barrelled Muzzle Loading Flintlock Shotgun. A 1102 - A 1102
William Morris was a Scottish gunmaker recorded as working in Perth in 1802 (see page 291 of British Gunmakers Vol.2 by Brown). This is a double barrel flintlock shotgun by William Morris of Perth. It has Walnut furniture with finely chequered wrist and fore stock. The action, steel butt plate tang and trigger guard with extended tang and pineapple finial have foliate engraved decoration. The shotgun has double 28 ¼”, 16 bore steel barrels with flat barrel rib. The smooth bores have light staining and residue consistent with age and use. It has double Swan neck hammers & double triggers (the right hammer is loosely fitted but functions as it should). The lock plates and barrel rib are signed by the maker (illustrated). It is complete with brass capped wood ram rod which has a worm tip. The cocking & firing actions of the weapon work crisply. Double barrel flintlock shotguns are increasingly hard to find. The price for this rare piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading flintlock shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 1102
£2,200.00
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