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RESERVED RESERVED **MINT BORE**C1875 Victorian British Volunteer’s Private Purchase LSA Co (London Small Arms Company) .577x .45 Obsolete Calibre Short Lever MKII Martini Henry Rifle. Sn 18720 - 18720
This is an original Victorian British Volunteer’s Private Purchase .577x .45 Obsolete Calibre Martini Henry Rifle. It has its original, sling Swivels, Cleaning Rod, bayonet lug, steel butt plate and woodwork throughout. It has the correct ladder rear sight and block and blade fore sight. The steel barrel’s bore is near mint clean and bright with crisp rifling. The barrel has crisp Victorian proof/inspection marks and is numbered ‘C34H’. The action works correctly, is fully functional and is fitted with the correct MKII short lever. It is stamped on the right side with the manufacturers' detail ' L.S.A. Co' (London Small Arms Company) and their trademark together with proof mark. 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 18720
£1,475.00

C1840 British .750 Musket Calibre Officer’s Private Purchase Percussion Holster Pistol. Sn 18705 - 18705
This is a very good, original Officer’s private purchase pistol. It has all original wood work with brass fittings, including trigger guard with extended tang, cudgel butt & ram rod flute. The stock near to the muzzle has a contemporary repair which is secure and can be seen in image 2. It has a heavy military hammer & steel ram rod. It measures 15 ¼” overall with an 8 ¾” round steel barrel. The smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age & use. The barrel has crisp proofs. The action works as it should. The pistol has no maker or date marks. 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 18705
£695.00

19th Century British James Dixon & Sons Sheffield Plain Category Copper & Brass Black Powder Flask With Graduated Sprung Nozzle Charger. Sn 18596 - 18596
Decoration of powder flasks varied dramatically with plain utilitarian examples and ornate examples with hunting, game animals, foliate, village, military and marine scenes & were made of a wide variety of materials. This flask falls into the ‘Plain category’ described in the ‘Plain Flasks’ chapter (page 271) of, ‘The Powder Flask’ book by Riling. Similar small copper and brass plain flasks by Dixon & Sons are illustrated in that chapter. Riling states that these plain flasks “should receive special attention from the new collector and form an important part of any collection”. This flask measures 6” overall length and is 2 ¾” at its widest. The brass sprung charger works correctly and has a removable screw in nozzle. The charger bears the James Dixon & Sons Sheffield name & is graduated 1 ½, 1 ¾, 2 Drams. The copper body is has no dents. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18596
£395.00

19th Century British Sykes Sheffield Pocket Pistol Size Plain Category Copper & Brass Black Powder Flask With Sprung Nozzle Charger. Sn 18592 - 18592
Decoration of powder flasks varied dramatically with plain utilitarian examples and ornate examples with hunting, game animals, foliate, village, military and marine scenes & were made of a wide variety of materials. This tiny pocket pistol size flask falls into the ‘Plain category’ described in the ‘Plain Flasks’ chapter (page 271) of, ‘The Powder Flask’ book by Riling. Similar small copper and brass plain flasks are illustrated at plates 110 & 112 of Rilings book page 274 along with other forms from the period Sykes catalogue. Riling states that these plain flasks “should receive special attention from the new collector and form an important part of any collection”. This tiny flask measures 3 ¼” overall length and is 1 ¼” at its widest. The brass sprung charger works correctly and has a removable screw in nozzle. The copper body is faintly stamped by the manufacturer ‘Sykes’. The copper has a few minor dents but no cracks or splits. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18592
£195.00

19th Century Gun Size Copper & Brass Foliage & Pineapple Design Black Powder Flask With Graduated, Sprung Brass Nozzle Charger. Sn 18597 - 18597
Decoration of 19th Century powder flasks varied dramatically with hunting, game animals, foliate, village, military and marine scenes together with a variety of material coverings. This quality flask falls into the Foliage category (see page 323 of the Chapter ‘Foliage’ of the powder flask book by Riling and plate 660-2 of the same page where a flask with similar pineapple and foliage design to ours is illustrated). This is an excellent, gun size, black powder flask. Its copper body is deeply embossed with attractive Pineapple and foliate decoration. There are no signs of damage or repair. The screw top brass charger is graduated (no dram measurements are visible) and spring lever which is fully functioning with a strong action. There are no visible manufacturer marks. The flask is 7 ¾” overall length and 3 ¼” diameter at its widest. The price for this attractive flask includes UK delivery. Sn 18597
£245.00

19th Century Gun Size G & J.W. Hawksley Sheffield Black Powder Flask With Fine Wicker Basket Weave Covering, Graduated, Sprung Nozzle Charger. Sn 18599 - 18599
The Sheffield based company Geo & JW Hawksley are recorded at 35 Smithfield 1845 and various addresses on Carver Street Sheffield from 1854 through to the 1940’s when the Company was bought by James Dixon & Sons (see page 114 of Riling’s book The Powder Flask). Decoration of powder flasks varied dramatically with hunting, game animals, foliate, village, military and marine scenes. They were also made of a wide variety of materials and had various coverings. A Flask similar to ours with fine wicker basket weave covering is illustrated from a period James Dixon & Sons Sheffield on page 213 panel 10 of The powder flask book by Riling. This gun size, black powder flask by C &JW Hawksley is made of brass with wicker basket weave covering all clean and intact. The screw top charger has measurement adjustment ‘2 ½, 2 ¾, 3’ drams and spring lever which is fully functioning with a strong action. The charger is crisply marked ‘G & J.W. Hawksley Sheffield’. The flask is 8 ½” length and 3 ½” diameter at its widest. There are no signs of damage or repair. The price for this attractive flask includes UK delivery. Sn 18599
£275.00

C1820 Liege Belgium Turkish Contract .700 Calibre British Naval Pattern Flintlock Sea Service Pistol With Brass Fittings. Sn 18440 - 18440
During the 18th Century the British Royal Navy began standardising their Naval small arms. One such weapon was the Sea Service flintlock pistol. These weapons were used by the British Royal Navy throughout the Wars with neighbouring France 1750- 1815. Due to heavy production demands for Sea service pistols during the Napoleonic Wars the British Admiralty turned to their Belgian allies to produce Sea Service pattern pistols to supplement dwindling British made supplies. Liege pistols, although not the fine quality of the British version, were robust, heavy and well made resulting in other nations Governments also contracting Liege pistols for their armed forces. This Liege made Sea service pistol was made for the Turkish Government. It is is in very good as found, un-messed with condition. It measures 15 ½” overall with a 9” steel barrel. The metal work ‘in the white’ has even patina. The smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age & use. The barrel has what looks like a small Liege inspection mark (illustrated). The walnut full stock has regulation brass furniture and fixed steel lanyard ring. The wood has just bumps and bruises to be expected. The lock plate is plain steel ‘in the white’ and has Turkish inspection marks (illustrated). The heavy military hammer is fitted with flint. The cocking and firing actions work crisply and create a good spark. 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 18440
£875.00

**MINT BORE**English Adams London .300 Black Powder Obsolete Calibre Break Action Side Lever Prize Rook Rifle With 1872 Dated Presentation Plate ‘Radley College Athletic Sports 1872**PART OF CAPTAIN ALLAN MARSHALL’S LIFETIME COLLECTION** - 18651
This is a very good Rook rifle in by Adams London (most likely Robert Adams was shop manager for George and John Deane of 30 King William St., London Bridge, and designed the revolver came to be known as the Deane Adams Deane model. Adams split with the Deane firm in 1856. The Deane firm remained at 30 King William St. and became Dean and son’). The metal work has even patina. The 25 ½” octagonal barrel has a near mint bore, bright & clean with crisp rifling (40” overall length). The underside of the barrel has black powder proofs. It has all original Walnut woodwork with straight hand stock which has chequered panels at the wrist and steel butt plate. It has a ‘v’ notch plate rear sight with additional leaf sight and blade fore sight. The side lever break action loading & firing actions work crisply. The stock is mounted with a white metal presentation plate inscribed ‘Radley College Athletic Sports 1872 Senior Mile Race First Prize Throwing Cricket Ball First Prize E. Christy’. The underside of the stock is inlaid with void brass disc. The price includes UK delivery. 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**This rifle is from the life time military collection that belonged to Captain Allan Marshall. Marshall was a Captain with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and on retirement went onto be a respected local huntsman, historian and nature expert, writing for the Rochdale Observer for over 40 years. With his love of history he amassed a collection of historical, military arms and armour related items and was known for his noted collection of Lancashire Fusillers Insignia. On his death in 2012 his collection was passed to his son Mr Jeremy Marshall who also took over the family business ‘Towers of Rochdale’ which was established in the early 1900s and sold guns and country pursuit items. Jeremy was a prominent figure in the firearms industry and adviser to some government and business agencies but sadly passed away in November 2020. He had continued adding to his late father’s military collection with some quite unique items** Sn 18651
£1,295.00

1890’s British Charles (Chas) Osborne & Co London Martini Action .577 x.450 Obsolete Calibre Sporting Rifle. Sn 18448 - 18448
Charles Osborne commenced trading under his own name C1845 in Lichfield Street, Birmingham but by 1855 he was in Whittall Street, Birmingham where he maintained premises right up until 1928 when the business was acquired by Skimin & Wood, a highly respected gunmaker to the trade. Osborne first opened for business in London in 1881 in the vicinity of Houses of Parliament where he stayed until the business left London in 1928. Charles Osborne became a Limited company in 1896.This is an excellent Martini action sporting rifle by Osborne & Co. The underside of the action is numbered ‘1550’. The metal work is undamaged. The wood work is all original and has a chequered panel wrist and fore stock. It has a steel butt plate & sling swivel lugs. The 28” barrel has a clean bore with crisp multi groove rifling and the rifle measures 45 ½” overall length. The barrel is marked ‘.450’ (calibre) and has small inspection mark. The barrel has a block and blade fore sight and flip up ladder rear sight. The rifle’s cocking & firing actions work crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB as an obsolete calibre, antique firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18448
£1,545.00

1843-1846 Pair Of Scottish Form 54 Bore Brass & Steel Construction Percussion Pistols With Irish Registration Marks ‘KE-256’(County Kerry) Octagonal Barrels & Captive Steel Ram Rods. Sn 18241 - 18241
The Irish Registration Act was passed in 1843 and lasted only a short while, until August 1846. All firearms owned in Ireland during that period had to be Registered and marked with the relevant County code. This is a very good pair of Scottish form, all metal construction percussion pistols made C1845. The matching pistols have steel hammers, trigger guards, octagonal barrels and captive steel ram rods. The hammer, trigger guard and barrels have foliate engraved decoration. The pale brass actions with spurred grip and flat butts have ornate engraved foliate decoration. The actions and barrels of each pistol have black powder proofs and each barrel has Irish registration mark ‘KE-256’ (County Kerry). There are no visible manufacturer marks on either pistol. Both measure 8 ¾” overall & have 3 ½” octagonal steel barrels. The smooth bores of each barrel are clean. The pistols have bead fore sights and ‘v’ notch block rear sights. Their cocking & firing actions work crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB No licence is required to own these antique percussion pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18241
£2,450.00
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