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**SOLD**LAYAWAY 23/4**1857-1865 American Civil War Era 1856 Patent .54 Calibre Single Shot Lever Action Burnside Rifle Co Providence Rhode Island Cavalry Carbine With Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 17254 - 17254
The Burnside Carbine was a popular carbine rifle fielded across all of the major battlefronts of the American Civil War. The weapon was developed by Ambrose E. Burnside. Burnside was an Officer in the Union Army but gave up his position in order to concentrate on developing the gun. The Burnside Carbine made use of a specially-designed cartridge, this being a brass .54 calibre cartridge developed by Burnside himself. His new weapon and corresponding cartridge did much to eliminate the leaked hot gasses that were common when firing other breech-loading weapons of the time. Production of the carbine ran from 1857 to 1865 and was handled by the Burnside Rifle Company and the Bristol Firearms Company of Providence, Rhode Island. This is a very good, original example of the Burnside carbine. The metal work has even patina and its original wood stock has the bumps and bruises to be expected. The 21" barrel’s bore has residue & staining consistent with age and use & the rifling is crisp. The top of the barrel is marked ‘Cast Steel’ together with date which is either ‘1863’ or ‘1864’. It measures 39 ½” overall. It is fitted with a swivel flip up rear sight and pinched blade fore sight together with steel saddle bar & ring. It is also fitted with rear sling swivel and steel butt plate. The top of the action and frame are stamped with numbers 1225 and 5185 . It also has faint manufacturer and patent detail ‘Burnsides Patent March 25th 1856’. The action tang is faintly marked ‘Burnside Rifle Co Providence RI (Rhode Island)’. The loading and firing actions work as they should. The price for this piece of American Civil War history includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 17254
£0.00

RARE, WW1 Era, 1879 Dated French Military, Tulle Arsenal Fusil Gras M80 Model 1874 (74/80) 11mm Calibre Carbine. Sn 17256 - 17256
In 1874 France adopted a single shot rifle, this single shot rifle was based on the French 1866 Chassepot Needle Rifle. These weapons designated Gras M80 Model 1874 (Fusil Gras M80 Modèle 1874) and the rare carbine variant were the main long arm issue for the French Military and were used for front line service until 1886, when a new rifle, the 1886 Lebel was designed. The Gras continued to be issued to French troops throughout WW1. This is a rare Gras 74/80 Carbine. The wood is all original with no damage and just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age & service use. It has heavy brass military furniture and the metal work has even patina throughout. It has a block foresight, ladder rear sight and is fitted with sling swivels, bayonet slide & original clearing rod. It measures 38 ½” overall with a 20" barrel. The rifled bore has staining & residue consistent with age and use. The breech is marked by the Tulle Arsenal manufacturer, 'M80 & M1874' model detail and dated ‘1879’ together with number 56211 & inspection marks (all illustrated). It has the correct turn down bolt and its loading and firing actions work as they should. The price for this rare carbine 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 17256
£1,100.00

C1790 British East India Company (EIC), Brown Bess .75” Bore Muzzle Loading Flintlock Musket, Buff Leather Sling & Original Socket Bayonet. Sn 17263 - 17236
This is an original EIC Brown Bess flintlock musket. It measures 53 ½” overall length with a 38” round steel barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel has powder proofs. The barrel has a block fore sight. It has its original lock plate which is crisply marked by the manufacturer with the EIC rampant Lion mark together with a small inspection mark. It has its original walnut stock with brass furniture. It has its original iron ramrod and sling swivels fitted with buff leather sling. The cocking and firing mechanisms work as they should. The metal work in the white has even patina throughout. The musket comes with an original Brown Bess pattern socket bayonet. The triangular blade is 15 ¾”” in length. There are no manufacturer or date marks on the bayonet. The bayonet fits the Brown Bess. The price includes UK delivery. N.B As an antique musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17263
£2,200.00

C1870 Liege Belgium 9mm Pinfire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Ornate Tooled Foliate Decoration & Antique Ivory Grip. Sn 16936 - 16936
This is an attractive 6 shot, pin fire pocket revolver. It has a 4” octagonal steel barrel (8 ½” overall). The pistol’s bore has the correct light rifling and has light staining & residue consistent with age & use. It has a triangular block fore sight and notched hammer rear sight. It has an attractive antique ivory grip which has no chips or cracks. The frame & cylinder have ornate, deep cut tooled foliate decoration. The cylinder is stamped with Liege ‘ELG*’ & ‘Crown above L’ marks. It has its original captive steel ejector rod. The pistol is side gate loading, has a folding trigger and is fully functioning in both single & double action. 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. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16936
£675.00

MINT BORE, MATCHING NUMBERS, Belgian Terssen Model 1868 Military 11mm Obsolete Calibre Trap Door Back Action Rifle & Leather Sling. A 1032 - A 1032
Lieutenant Colonel TERSSEN E.J.B served with the Belgian artillery. He became director of the State GUN Factory, rue Saint Léonard in LIEGE. In 1867, he registered two Belgian patents for:- a locking system for breech loading firearms & Modifications made to the locking system for breech loading firearms. His rifles were issued to the Belgian army. The American Springfield Armoury converted some of these rifles to .58 Rimfire & .50-70 Centre Fire calibre for use in the USA. This is an original Belgian Terssen Model 1868 Military 11mm Obsolete Calibre Trap Door Back Action Rifle. It has all original wood & metal work. The wood has just knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected and has a contemporary repair to the lower section of the shoulder stock which is secure. It measures 53 ½” overall with a 33 ½” steel barrel which has a near mint bore with crisp rifling. The weapon is fitted with block and blade fore sight, graduated 300-500 metres flip up rear sight. It also has a steel butt plate, sling swivels fitted with leather sling, steel fore end block, bayonet lug and steel ram rod. The barrel has inspection marks, ‘1868’ model designation and is numbered ‘E2095’ which is repeated on the butt plate tang, action and cleaning rod. The breech cover is numbered ‘R500’ and has small inspection marks. The weapon’s loading, cocking and firing actions work perfectly. 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. A 1032
£895.00

RARE, MINT BORE, American Civil War Era Spencer Repeating Rifle Company 1860 Patent, Model 1865 .52 Obsolete Calibre Repeating Rifle With 7 Shot Tubular Magazine. A 1030 - A 1030
The Spencer .52 calibre repeating rifle was designed by Christopher Spencer in 1860. It was a manually operated lever-action, repeating rifle fed from a tube magazine. It was adopted by the Union Army during the American Civil War. The Spencer had an innovative tubular magazine fed into the butt via a trap with steel latch. This is a rare, original example of Spencer’s 1860 patent Model 1865 rifle in excellent condition. The metal work has original finish & even patina and its original wood stock has just light bumps and bruises to be expected. The 28 ¼” barrel’s bore is near mint with crisp rifling. The top of the barrel is marked ‘M 1865’. The top of the action next to the hammer is numbered '563'. The rifle measures 47” overall length. It is fitted with a flip up rear sight and block with German silver blade fore sight. It is also fitted with sling swivels, correct steel butt plate & tubular magazine with latch plate. The top of the breech is crisply stamped ‘Spencer Repeating Rifle Co Boston Mass Pat’d March 6 1860’. The loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this collectable, rare, historic rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. A 1030
£2,950.00

SOLD SOLD (11/05) RARE, MINT BORE, 1864-1865 American Civil War, Sharps New Model 1863 .52” Obsolete Calibre Breech Loading Single Shot Rifle With Patch Box. A 1029 - A 1029
The Sharps was one of the best known breech loading guns made by the Union during the American Civil War. Designed by Christian Sharps it featured a vertical sliding block at the breech end of the barrel. The top of the barrel, left and right sides of the receiver have Sharps & R,S Lawrence patent markings and ‘New Model 1863’ designation. The action tang is numbered ‘C,34794’ (the serial number is in the range for 1864-65 production). The steel butt plate tang is stamped ‘N’ (all illustrated. Lawrence was chief armourer at the sharps factory). The rifle’s 30” barrel has a near mint bore with crisp rifling (47” overall length). It has block and blade fore sight, ladder rear sight and sling swivels. The metal work has its original finish with even patina. The stock has just light bumps and bruises to be expected and a fine secure hairline crack near to the patchbox which can be seen in the images. The patchbox has a hinged iron lid. The wood has faint factory inspectors cartouches (illustrated). The weapons loading and firing actions operate as they should. This is an excellent example of a scarce, highly desirable and historic Sharps rifle. The price 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. A 1029
£0.00

EXTREMELY RARE, MINT BORE, Large Frame American Civil War Confederate Army & Navy LeMat Combination 9 Shot .42 calibre / Single Barrel 20 Gauge Shotgun Single Action Percussion ‘Grapeshot Revolver’. A 1028 - A 1028
Made between 1856 & 1865, the LeMat revolver was a .42 calibre cap & ball black powder combination pistol invented by Jean Alexandre LeMat of New Orleans, which featured an unusual secondary 20 gauge smooth-bore barrel capable of firing buckshot. It saw service with the armed forces of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. This unique sidearm was also known as the "Grape Shot Revolver." It was developed in New Orleans in 1856 by Jean Alexandre Le Mat, whose manufacturing effort was backed by P. G. T. Beauregard, who became a general in the Confederate States Army. When war broke out, LeMat received Confederate army & Navy contracts for the production of five thousand revolvers and plans were laid to manufacture the gun abroad and then import them into the Confederacy, which lacked the necessary facilities to produce the weapon locally. Confederate gun runners were able to slip shipments of the gun through the Union naval blockade and it is estimated that about 2,500 made it into Confederate service. In addition to General Beauregard and Colonel LeMat, LeMat’s revolvers were used by such famous Confederate officers as Major Generals Braxton Bragg, J. E. B. Stuart, Richard H. Anderson, and Captain Henry Wirz. Confederate Major General J. E. B. Stuart. The distinguishing characteristic of LeMat's revolver is that its 9-shot cylinder revolves around a separate central barrel of larger calibre than the chambers in the cylinder proper. The central barrel is smooth-bore and can function as a short-barreled shotgun (hence the name "Grape Shot Revolver") with the shooter selecting whether to fire from the cylinder or the smooth-bore barrel by flipping a lever on the end of the hammer. Flipping the lever up caused the movable striker to fall upon the primer set directly under the hammer, discharging the lower barrel, while leaving it in the standard position would fire the chambers in the cylinder, much like any other revolver. The pistol’s had a jointed ramrod (mounted on the right-hand side of the frame), which was used to load both barrels. This is an excellent, original, LeMat’s ‘Grapeshot revolver’. The weapon's single action only firing mechanism works as it should in both revolver and shotgun mode. It has a 6 ¾” octagonal barrel (13 ½” overall). The bore is near mint, clean & bright with crisp rifling. One barrel flat has inspection marks and is numbered ‘1170’. The barrel has a triangular blade fore sight & notched hammer rear sight. The shotgun barrel is 4 ¾” length and its smoothbore is equally near mint clean and bright. The correct jointed ramrod has an inspection mark (illustrated). It’s finely chequered walnut grip is in excellent undamaged condition. The butt has a heavy military lanyard ring. The pistol's blued metal work is undamaged and has been re-finished to a high standard at some point in its life. The price for this extremely rare Confederate combination revolver includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 1028
£9,750.00

SOLD SOLD (01/05) 1897 Boer War Era, South African Republic (ZAR) Contract Westley Richards & Co, Martini Henry 577x 450 Obsolete Calibre Rifle With British Nitro Proof Marks. Sn 17194:3 - 17194:3
Prior to the Boer War, The British gun makers Westley Richards & Co, sold a private contract shipment of their Martini Action 577 x 450 Calibre Rifles to the Boer, South African Republic (ZAR or Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek). The stopping Power of the large Martini 577x 450 round, simplicity of the Martini Action were favoured by the Dutch farmers. During the Boer War the weapons were used by South African Republic (ZAR) and Orange free State (OVS) forces against the British Army in most of the Major Battles. This is an excellent original example of a Westley Richards Rifle sold to the ZAR. It has all original metalwork and wood furniture which has even patina throughout. The wood has the bumps knocks and bruises to be expected of a weapon of this age. It is complete with block and blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, sling swivels and cleaning rod. The right side of the frame is stamped ‘Made Specially For ZAR’. The left side is crisply stamped 'WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO' with the correct triangular stamp. The top of the breech is also stamped with a triangle and 1897 date. The barrel is clearly stamped 'WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO' & ‘HENRY RIFLING’. The loading and firing actions work correctly and it has a clean rifled bore. The price for this rare historic Boer War era piece 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 17194:3
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 15/05) 1810 British East India Company (EIC) Pattern 1800 .650 Calibre Smoothbore Flintlock Muzzle Loading Baker Rifle / Musket. Sn 17194:2 - 17194:2
The Baker rifle (officially known as the Pattern 1800 Infantry Rifle) was a flintlock rifle used by the Rifle Regiments of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars. It was the first standard-issue, British-made rifle accepted by the British armed forces. The Baker Rifle was first produced in 1800 by Ezekiel Baker, a master gunsmith from Whitechapel. The famous 95th Rifles, Light Infantry Regiments adopted these accurate rifles (the hit Napoleonic War, Book & TV series Sharpe's Rifles featured this pattern of rifle). The EIC supplied smoothbore variants of the Baker rifle to Native troops. This Baker rifle / musket has all original wood work in excellent condition with correct brass furniture and bayonet bar. Our example has open sights, steel ram rod & sling swivels. It measures 44 ½” overall with a 28 ¾” steel barrel. The smooth bore has just staining consistent with age and use. The action has the EIC rampant Lion mark , small ‘Crown 3’ inspection mark and is dated ‘1810’. The hammer is fitted with flint. The rifle cocks and dry fires perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading flintlock no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17194:2
£0.00
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