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**RARE**UNUSUAL**C1850 Italian Piemontese Type Large 17mm Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Cavalry Carbine With Regiment Marks ‘St’ Inspection Marks, Brass Furniture, Saddle Ring & Steel Ram Rod. Sn 18168:19 - 18168:19
This is an original C1850 Italian form 17mm Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Cavalry Carbine similar to the 17mm Piemontese Service Rifle With Brass Furniture, Saddle Ring & Steel Ram Rod. Large calibre weapons were favoured by the Italian Military. Outside our carbine & Piemontese muskets were similar to British Enfields but ours has an unusual lock (illustrated) and sight configuration consisting of block with blade fore sight located in the middle of the 18” round steel barrel (illustrated) and grooved action rear sight. It has all original undamaged heavy wood full stock with figured cheek piece, brass butt plate, fore end block, barrel band and trigger guard with extended tang. The butt plate and brass stock plate have Regiment marks (unknown illustrated). The trigger guard, stock plate and action plate are marked ‘St’ (illustrated unknown). It has a heavy military percussion hammer. The carbine measures 34” overall length. The barrel’s large 17mm bore has just staining consistent with age and use and deep cut rifling. The carbine has its original steel ramrod & steel saddle ring. The weapon cocks & dry fires crisply. The price for this rare, unusual cavalry carbine worthy of further research 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 18168:19
£975.00

**MINT BORE**MATCHING NUMBERS**Swiss Military Vetterli M1869 / 71 10.4 mm Obsolete Calibre Bolt Action Rifle By Keller Aarau. Sn 18196:7 - 18196:7
The Vetterli rifles were a series of Swiss army service rifles in use from 1869 to circa 1890, when they were replaced with Schmidt-Rubin rifles. Modified Vetterli rifles were also used by the Italian Army. The Swiss Vetterli rifles combined the American M1866 Winchester rifle's tubular magazine and a bolt system derived from the German Dreyse. Due to the Swiss Federal Council's early 1866 decision to equip the army with a breech loading repeating rifle, the Vetterli rifles were, at the time of their introduction, the most advanced military rifles in Europe. This is an excellent M1869 / 74 Vetterli bolt action rifle in 10.4mm UK obsolete calibre.The metal work has even patina. It has all original, wood furniture with chequed grip panel on the fore stock. The woood has knocks bumps abnd bruises to be expected with age and one side of the shoulder stock has a few blemishes which can be seen in the images. The stock is stamped with military ‘Swiss Cross’ mark. The action is signed by the maker Keller Aarau and stamped 'M78 Waffenfabrik Bern' together with model designation ‘M78’ and serial number ‘91219’ which is repeated on the barrel and underside of the action. The bolt has un-matching number. It has an adjustable rear sight, block & blade foresight, sling swivels, steel butt plate and original cleaning rod. The rifle is 51” overall length with a 33” barrel. The barrel’s bore is near mint, clean & bright with crisp rifling. The loading & firing actions are crisp. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18196:7
£845.00

C1865 Liege Proofed Chamelot & Delvigne 12mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Silver & Gold Inlay Ornate Decoration, Folding Trigger & Octagonal Barrel. Sn 17910 - 17910
A Liege proofed 6 shot 12 mm double action pinfire revolver number 9293 made C1865. It has an octagonal 4 ¼” barrel. The barrel is marked “CHAMELOT & DELVIGNE INon Btee”. The cylinder has Liege proofs. The breech cylinder and frame have gold and silver inlaid scrolled tendrils (small sections missing). It has a knurled capstan bolt securing the barrel & foliate deep carved ebony grips. The butt has lanyard ring. The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has a folding trigger, blade fore sight and notched plate rear sight. The pistol has the typical Chamelot & Delvigne type side loading gate and has a captive sliding ejector rod. The pistol's firing mechanism works as it should in both single and double action. The price includes UK delivery NB 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. Sn 17910
£625.00

C1865 Liege Proofed Chamelot & Delvigne 7mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Silver Inlay Ornate Decoration, Folding Trigger & Octagonal Barrel. Sn 17901 - 17901
A Liege proofed 6 shot 7mm double action pin fire revolver number 13878 made C1865. It has an octagonal 3” barrel. The barrel is marked “CHAMELOT & DELVIGNE INon Btee”. The cylinder has Liege proofs. The breech and cylinder are inlaid and overlaid with silver tendrils and leaves, the latter also engraved with medallions, the frame and stepped butt cap are profusely engraved with vine leaves, tendrils and scrolls. It has antique Ivory grips. The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has a folding trigger & blade fore sight. The pistol has the typical Chamelot & Delvigne type side loading gate and has a captive sliding ejector rod. The pistol's firing mechanism works as it should in both single and double action. The price includes UK delivery NB 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. (Ivory Content Comprises Less Than 5% Volume & Weight). Sn 17901
£495.00

C1865 Liege Proofed Chamelot & Delvigne 9mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Silver Inlay Ornate Decoration, Folding Trigger & Octagonal Barrel. Sn 17905 - 17905
A Liege proofed 6 shot 9mm double action pinfire revolver number 1764 made C1865. It has an octagonal 4 ¼” barrel. The barrel is marked “CHAMELOT & DELVIGNE INon Btee”. The cylinder has Liege proofs. The barrel has simple silver line inlay, the cylinder and frame are engraved with chequered panels inlaid with silver borders and pique studs. It has a knurled capstan bolt securing the barrel & antique Ivory grips. The butt has lanyard ring. The barrel’s bore has just light staining consistent with age & crisp rifling. It has a folding trigger, blade fore sight and notched plate rear sight. The pistol has the typical Chamelot & Delvigne type side loading gate and has a captive sliding ejector rod. The pistol's firing mechanism works as it should in both single and double action. The price includes UK delivery NB 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. (Ivory Content Comprises Less Than 5% Volume & Weight). Sn 17905
£795.00

C1865 Liege Proofed Lefaucheux Type “Uba. Laport & Irmaos” (Rio de Janeiro), 7mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Gold Game Dogs & Game Birds In Flight Decoration, Folding Trigger & Antique Ivory Grips. Sn 17908 - 17908
A Belgian 6 shot 7mm Lefaucheux type double action side gate loading, pin fire revolver made C1865. It retains its original blue finish. It has a 3 ¼” octagonal barrel. The top barrel flat is gold inlaid in gothic script “Uba. Laport & Irmaos” (Rio de Janeiro), Liege ‘ELG*’ proved cylinder. The cylinder and frame are inlaid with gold lines, game dogs and flying game birds. It has a captive ejector rod, folding trigger, and plain antique ivory grips. The pistol’s bore is clean with typical light rifling. It has a blade fore sight and the rear sight consists of a grooved hammer. The pistol is double action only. The price includes UK delivery NB 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 (Ivory Content Comprises less Than 5% Volume & Weight). Sn 17908
£595.00

**UNUSUAL LOADING MECHANISM & EJECTOR ROD**C1855-1866 A.PLIERS BREVETE Liege Proofed 6 Shot 12mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre Single Action Military Revolver Retailed by BIJON S MONTE-VIDEO. Sn 18077:1 - 18077:1
Adrien Pliers was a Liege gunmaker who received at least 6 different firearms patents between 1855 and 1866. This is a Belgian Liege 6 shot 12mm single action pin fire revolver with unusual loading mechanism & captive ejector rod by Adrien Pliers. The unusual ejector rod is clipped beneath the barrel, which hinges outwards and then slides in the conventional manner. The loading system is also most unusual, consisting of a revolving disc behind the cylinder with a single aperture which when at half cock is aligned with a chamber allows the cartridge to be inserted, (we have not seen this type of mechanism before). The revolver has a 6 ¼”, 2 stage barrel and measures 12” overall. The barrel has a triangular post fore sight and the rear sight consists of a notch in the hammer. Its rifled bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The cylinder has Liege proofs. The metal work in the white has panels of engraved foliate decoration on the action frame. The breech is stamped “A.PLIERS BREVETE” & engraved “BIJON S MONTE-VIDEO”, The walnut grips are undamaged. The butt has military lanyard ring. The weapon’s cocking and firing actions work correctly in single action. The price for this unusual revolver worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB 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. Sn 18077:1
£895.00

C1890, Victorian English, Double Damascus Barrelled 18 Bore Muzzle Loading Percussion Shotgun. A 1068 - A 1068
This is a good Victorian double barrel muzzle loading percussion shotgun in English form. It has all original Walnut furniture with chequered panels at the wrist. The wood has knocks bumps and bruises to be expected. The underside of the stock has a void German silver escutcheon & It has a steel butt plate. The shotgun with double 30”, Damascus steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. It measures 46” overall. The barrel has a brass bead fore sight. The action, hammers and trigger guard with extended tang have foliate engraved decoration. There are no visible manufacturer marks. The cocking & firing actions of the weapon work as they should. The barrels smooth bores are clean. The Shotgun has an ebonised wood ram rod with horn end cap and brass tube 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. A 1068
£575.00

Victorian British 1869 BSA Co Snider Patent 3 Band .577 Obsolete Calibre Rifle. Sn 18096 - 18096
This is an excellent example of the Snider 3 Band Rifle. The action plate is stamped by the manufacturer 'BSA Co 1869'. It has all original undamaged wood work, brass butt plate, fore end block and trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle also has its original ladder rear sight, block and blade fore sight. It is without cleaning rod. The barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling and is stamped with inspection marks. The breech is stamped with ‘BSA Co’ trade mark and Snider patent marks. It has the correct breech cover with press lever locking catch. The cocking and firing actions are crisp. Total length is 54 ½” with a 36 ½” barrel. 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 18096
£1,275.00

Early 1800’s Gun Size James Dixon & Sons Sheffield Quick Loading Fireproof Leather Covered Iron Black Powder Flask With Graduated, German Silver Sprung Brass Nozzle Charger. Sn 17987 - 17987
Hunting accessories were added to the British Gunmaker James Dixon & Sons Sheffield production line in the 1830s. This included powder and shot flasks in copper and brass, leather shot pouches and hunting belts. Other sporting goods such as wine and spirit flasks, as well as sandwich and cheese boxes, proved to be very popular with consumers. The line continued to expand as firearm technology progressed. A complete catalogue of Dixon's hunting accessories was produced in 1876. Dixon's continued to make these items well into the 1900s. 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 Leather covered category (see page 388, the Chapter ‘Leather & Leather Covered’ of the powder flask book by Riling). This is an excellent, gun size, black powder flask by James Dixon & Sons Sheffield. It’s iron body is leather covered with stitched seam. The screw top German Silver charger has measurement adjustment ‘ 2 ½ , 2 ¾, 3, 3 ¼ drams’ and spring lever which is fully functioning with a strong action. The charger is crisply marked ‘James Dixon & Sons Sheffield’ and ‘Quick Loading Fireproof’. The flask is 8 ¼” length and 3 ½” diameter at its widest. The body has no dents. There are no cracks, damage or signs of repair and the leather covering & stitching all clean and intact. The leather has just a few areas of surface scuffs to be expected. The price for this attractive flask includes UK delivery. Sn 17987
£275.00
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