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Victorian Lowe Chester 13 Bore Single Barrel Muzzle Loading Single Barrel Percussion Sporting / Hunting Shotgun. Sn 19085 - 19085
This Victorian Lowe Chester 13 Bore Single Barrel Muzzle Loading Single Barrel Percussion Sporting / Hunting Shotgun has a 32 ½” long steel barrel & measures 48 ½” overall. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age and use. It has a shallow grooved action rear sight. The gun has an undamaged walnut stock with German Silver fore end cap. The wrist has an inlaid silver escutcheon with engraved stylised monogram. It has a steel butt plate with extended tang, trigger guard with extended tang and Pineapple finial & steel hammer. The metal work has areas of foliate engraved decoration. The barrel has a partial gold band and gold manufacturer cartouche ‘Lowe Chester’ ( either Thomas Lowe recorded at Northgate Street Chester 1815-1834, William Lowe Northgate Street 1847-1869 or James Lowe Five Ashes Hough Green Chester 1864 see page 277 of British Gunmakers Vol.2 by Brown). The shotgun is complete with ebonised wood ramrod with brass end cap and steel worm. It’s cocking and firing actions work crisply. 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 collection or display. Sn 19085
£475.00

**MINT HENRY RIFLING**Victorian Officer's Private Purchase Braendlin Armoury Martini Henry.577x .450 Obsolete Calibre 2 Band Carbine Size Short Rifle With 'Bakers Improved Safety Bolt No.120' . A 1091 - A 1091
The Braendlin Armoury, was at one time arguably the largest British commercial manufacturer of Martinis with many of the high-end sporters and volunteer rifles of the era. Victorian British Officers & Militia Units regularly purchased their own Martini Henry Rifles. These Rifles were manufactured under Enfield contracts to the same specification as their Military counterparts and sold into the retail market for private purchase. This is an excellent, original, Victorian private purchase, Martini Henry, short lever carbine size rifle by the Braendlin Armoury. It has its original, cleaning rod, block and blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, grooved trigger & sling swivels. It has all original undamaged woodwork throughout which has just light bumps and bruises to be expected. The underside of the stock is impressed with number ‘1242’. The steel barrel's bore is near mint with crisp Henry patent rifling. The barrel is marked with Henry’s Patent (illustrated) and has proof marks. The Martini Patent marked action works as it should and has 'Bakers Improved Safety Bolt No.120'. The Baker’s safety lever functions as it should. The action is also marked with the Braendlin Armoury, ‘crossed flags B’ device & numbered ‘12680’. 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. A 1091
£2,750.00

Victorian French Long Gun Size Polished Flattened Cow Horn Black Powder Flask With Graduated Brass Charger & Hanging Rings Fitted With Copper Chain. Sn 18593 - 18593
This is an excellent, original, complete, French form , Victorian, Black Powder Flask for pistols . It is similar in form to chargers illustrated on page 395 item 1168-2 of the Powder Flask Book by Riling. It measures 9” overall length and the polished, flattened horn flask and the flat brass base secured by pins is 1 ¼” x 3” . The horn is clean and has nice colour. It has a brass throat cap with sprung brass opening lever. There are no visible manufacturer marks on the flask. The sprung lever charger is graduated ’65-70-75-80’ grains. The horn is fitted with 2 small brass rings mounted with copper chain. The price for this attractive gun size flask includes UK delivery. Sn 18593
£295.00

C1800 English Patrick Liverpool 18 Bore Flintlock Holster Pistol Nipple & Drum Converted To Percussion C1830. Sn 18994 / 19533 - 18994 / 19533
Jeremiah Patrick was an English Liverpool based Gunsmith between 1795-1814. The business was then taken on by Edward Patrick between 1814-1820 & finally by Ann Patrick into the mid 1800’s. This is a flintlock holster made C1800 by Patrick of Liverpool and later, C1830 nipple & drum converted to percussion. It measures 15 ¼” overall and has a 9” 2 stage un-sighted barrel. The barrel has proofs. The smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age. The top of the barrel is very faintly engraved ‘Liverpool' (to faint to photograph). It has a brass trigger guard with extended tang & brass ram rod flutes. The border engraved stepped lock plate is signed 'Patrick'. It has a dark walnut full stock with brass cudgel butt. The top of the stock’s wrist is inlaid with a brass shield engraved with stylised monogram. The pistol has a brass topped wooden ramrod with worm and screw off brass cap. Its cocking and firing action work crisply. 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 18994 / 19533
£795.00

RESERVED C1815 English Clark London 32 Bore Flintlock Overcoat Travelling Pistol With Safety Bolt & Escutcheon Engraved ‘J. Lloyd’. Sn 18992 - 18992
This is a C1815 English Clark London 32 Bore Flintlock Overcoat Travelling Pistol. It has a 4” 32 Bore barrel with sighted rib engraved ‘LONDON’, border engraved stepped and bolted signed lock ‘CLARK’ (most likely John Clark gunmaker Chamber Street London 1814-1820 see page 149 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol 1). The pistol is full stocked with border engraved steel mounts, chequered grip, white metal escutcheon with engraved name ‘J.Lloyd’ no doubt the original owner & horn topped wooden ramrod. The barrel’s smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age. The hammer is fitted with flint. Its 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 18992
£795.00

Victorian French Pistol Size Polished Flattened Cow Horn Black Powder Flask With Graduated Brass Charger & Hanging Rings Fitted With Copper Chain. A 1090 - A 1090
This is an excellent, original, complete, French form , Victorian, Black Powder Flask for pistols . It is similar in form to chargers illustrated on page 395 item 1168-2 of the Powder Flask Book by Riling. It measures 5" overall length and the polished, flattened horn flask and the flat brass base secured by pins is 1 ¼” x 2” . The horn is clean and has nice colour. It has a brass throat cap with sprung brass opening lever. There are no visible manufacturer marks on the flask. The sprung lever charger is graduated ’50-55-60’ grains. The horn is fitted with 2 small brass rings mounted with copper chain . The price for this attractive flask includes UK delivery. A 1090
£225.00

1807-1821 English Dunderdale, Mabson & Labron, Birmingham 54 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Turn Off Barrel. Sn 18907 - 18907
This an excellent Flintlock pocket pistol made By Dunderdale, Mabson & Labron who were quality English Gun makers located at 25 Russell Street, Birmingham between 1807-1821 (see page 35 of English Gunmakers By Bailey & Nie). It is 6 ½” overall with a 1 ¾” screw off barrel. A tool is required to turn off the barrel, we do not have the tool. The barrel’s bore is clean. The underside of the action has crisp proof marks. It's steel action is decorated with Martial banners on the right side and with the manufacturer's name 'Dunderdale, Mabson & Labron' on the left. It has undamaged original bag shaped wood grip. The back of the grip has an inlaid silver shield escutcheon with stylised monogram. The hammer is fitted with a flint. The weapon cocks and dry fires crisply. The price 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 private collection or display. Sn 18907
£595.00

1860’s English Manton & Co London & Calcutta Large Bore .750 Musket Calibre Percussion Holster Pistol With Brass Furniture, Cudgel Butt & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 18914 - 18914
The Manton family were English gunmakers beginning with John in the early 1800's, then his younger brother Joseph who operated circa 1825-35. J. Manton and Son operated circa 1832-1862 and J. Manton & Co is later listed as operating in London and Calcutta. This is an excellent percussion holster pistol by Manton & Co London & Calcutta. It has an 8” round steel barrel. The barrel is large calibre .750 Musket calibre. The smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age & use. The barrel has English black powder proofs. The pistol has heavy brass furniture including cudgel butt and it has a captive steel ram rod. The action plate is signed ‘Manton & Co London & Calcutta’. The all original walnut full stock has just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The price for this pistol by a famous maker includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18914
£675.00

C1810 English Smith London 54 Bore Round Action Flintlock Pistol With Steel Turn Off Barrel, Black Powder Proofs & Concealed Folding Trigger. Sn 18752 - 18752
There were many English gun makers named Smith operating in both London & the Provinces during the flintlock era. This is a very good flintlock pocket pistol made C1810. The pistol has a steel hammer, & folding concealed trigger. The brass frame is signed by the maker ‘Smith’ on one side alongside martial banners & arms panel. The reverse is signed ‘London’ alongside similar panel. The pistol measures 6” overall & has a 1½” screw off steel barrel (removal of the barrel requires a tool which we do not have). The barrel’s smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age and use. The pistol has black powder proofs on the underside of the action. The pistol has an undamaged chequered bag shape walnut stock inlaid with diamond shape void silver escutcheon. The stock has a silver butt plate with light engraved decoration. The action has a safety bolt. The pistol’s action is strong. The price for this pistol worthy of further research regarding the maker includes UK delivery. NB No licence is required to own this antique flintlock pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18752
£675.00

**FIRST PRODUCTION**Victorian British Army In India Pattern 1858 / 67 Bengal Light Cavalry Enfield Tower .656 Calibre, Smooth Bore, Percussion Carbine With 1858 Dated Action, Saddle Bar, Ring, Nipple Protector & Chain Trigger Guard Unit Marked ‘33DSB’. - 18723:5
Enfield Pattern 1853 cavalry carbines were used by the British army In India. By 1866 the stock of Tower P 53’s became diminished and conditions in India called for another issue of smooth bore carbines resulting in production of the ‘Bengal Light Cavalry Carbine’ . The Tower made Enfield 'Bengal Native Cavalry Carbine' were sealed by the ordnance on 22nd February 1867, under order number 57/16/2224/2263. (see C H Roads page113). The first production of 8000 Carbines used lock plates that were available from store, most if not all dated 1858. The 'Bengal Native Cavalry carbine' is smoothbore and .656 calibre. Known as the the P58-67 it has a two piece butt plate with 'chequering' between. This original Carbine has a two piece Butt Plate and 1858 dated lock which identifies it as a 'Bengal Native Cavalry Carbine’. The carbines were generally of superior quality to the P 53’s. This original Pattern 1858 / 67 Bengal Light Cavalry Carbine has the correct butt with brass edge caps and central exposed wood cross hatch chequering. It is in good condition. It has all original walnut stock which has knocks and bumps to be expected. The metal work has areas of service wear. It has a heavy military percussion hammer and the lock plate is crisply stamped Crown VR (Victoria Regina) & 'Tower’ (Enfield) together with inspection mark and 1858 date indicating it was one of the first production Bengal light cavalry carbines. Its 21" barrel (37” overall) & has a smooth bore which has staining and residue consistent with age. The top of the barrel is stamped with Victorian proof/inspection mark and number ‘55’. It has a fixed ‘v’ notch plate rear sight and block & blade fore sight. It has the correct under barrel captive swivel steel ramrod. The carbine also has brass fore end block & trigger guard. The guard is marked ‘33DSB’ most likely a unit mark (unknown). It is complete with correct steel saddle bar & ring. The stock is impressed with indistinct roundels. It cocks & dry fires crisply. The action has its original nipple protector and chain. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18723:5
£875.00
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