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MINT BORE, American Civil War Era .30 Calibre Williamsons 1864 Patent 6 Shot Teat Fire Revolver. Sn 17040 - 17040
Manufactured from 1864 to 1870 these 6 shot American front loading teat-fire revolvers were one of the most successful competitors to Smith & Wesson and it is believed that their popularity was one of the reasons for Colt's purchase of the National Arms Co in 1870. The underside of the 3 ¼” barrel is numbered "13444''. The barrel’s bore is near mint, clean with crisp rifling. "D. WILLIAMSON'S PATENT” is marked on the cylinder together with faint indistinct “JANUARY 5, 1864". The 'Gold Washed' frame and butt strap are nicely scroll engraved. It has its original smooth dark rosewood grip. The cocking & firing action work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique teat fire pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17040.
£575.00

EXTREMELY RARE, 1864 American Civil War James H. Merrill’s 2nd Type 1858 / 1861 Patent .54 Calibre Single Shot Breech Loading Cavalry Carbine With Brass Furniture, Steel Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 17044:6 - 17044:6
The Merrill carbine was a breechloader firearm designed by Baltimore, Maryland gunsmith and inventor James H. Merrill. It was one of several firearms made by Merrill in fulfillment of contracts with the Union Government during the U.S. Civil War. The carbines were produced in two versions: First Type and Second Type. The First Type included a brass patchbox in the stock. The Second Type was produced without the patch box. The carbines were in service with the Union army between 1863 and 1865. This is an original example of the 2nd type Merrill 1858 / 61 patent carbine. The metal work is undamaged and but does have large areas of even pitting. Its original wood stock has knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected. The wood is impressed with indistinct factory cartouche. The 20" barrel’s rifled bore has heavy staining and residue consistent with age and use. It measures 37” overall. The carbine is fitted with 2 leaf rear swivel sight & blade fore sight. It also has a steel saddle bar & ring. It has a brass butt plate, barrel band and trigger guard. The action plate is stamped with Merrill’s name & 1858 -1861 patent detail ‘J.H. Merrill Balto Pat July 1858 / Apl 9. May 21-28-61’ together with 1864 date (all illustrated). The carbine is serial number '18794' which is stamped on the hinged breech cover. This type 2 carbine is correctly without patch box. The weapon’s loading and firing actions work as they should. The price for this extremely rare 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 17044:6
£1,945.00

Framed Display Board With Original Victorian Trade Labels Of The Prestigious Gunmakers James Purdey & Sons London & Later Images Of The company Premises. Sn 16851 - 16851
James Purdey founded James Purdey & Sons Limited in London, England in 1814, locating his business on Princes Street. Prior to starting out on his own, Purdey worked as head stocker for Joseph Manton, the foremost gunmaker of his time. In 1826 the company moved from the Princes Street location to Manton's former premises in Oxford Street. The founder's son, James Purdey the Younger, took over the running of the company from his father in 1858. James the Younger saw rapid change in the development and design of guns and rifles during his lifetime, essentially moving from muzzle loading flintlocks in the 1820s to breech loading hammerless ejectors by the 1880s. James the Younger was always at the forefront of advances in the design and building of his guns and rifles, and took out several patents for technical innovations over the years. Many of James the Younger's patents were adopted by other gunmakers. In 1882 the company moved from Oxford Street to new premises on the corner of South Audley Street and Mount Street, where the company remains to this day. James Purdey & Sons, specialises in high-end bespoke sporting shotguns and rifles. Purdey holds three Royal Warrants of appointment as gun and rifle makers to the British and other European royal families. The open faced, wood framed display board has original Victorian Purdey trade labels & later images of the Company premises. The trade labels and images are clean and intact & are mounted on a green felt background. The centre of the board has a void brass roundel. The frame measures 16 ½”x 11 ½” x 1 ¼”. The rear of the frame is mounted with cord for wall hanging. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16851
£225.00

Quality Maker, Victorian C1850 W. Greener Birmingham .600” Bore Muzzle Loading Sporting / Hunting Rifle With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 16883 - 16883
The famous W.W. (William Wellington) Greener English sporting shotgun and rifle manufacturer was established in 1829 and is still in business, with a fifth generation Greener serving on its board of directors. He produced weapons under the names W. Greener & W.W. Greener. In the mid 1800’s Greener was producing firearms at the St Mary’s Works Birmingham and had Royal appointments with the British Monarchy. This is a sporting rifle by W.Greener. It has an undamaged Walnut stock. The top pf the wrist is inlaid with void shield shaped brass escutcheon. It has a 28” brown wash octagonal barrel . The bore has staining consistent with age and crisp rifling. The rifle measures 45” overall. The action has foliate scrollwork decoration and is crisply marked ‘W. Greener’. The rifle has its original steel ramrod, heavy Dolphin hammer, small brass blade fore sight & brass ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. It has a steel butt plate with extended tang and hinged trap, trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial all decorated with foliate scroll work. The fore end block is steel and the weapon is fitted with sling swivels. The weapon's loading and firing actions work as they should. The price for this rifle by a prestigious maker includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16883
£1,200.00

VERY RARE, LARGE, Persian 1779 Dated & Maker / Owner Named 15 Bore Muzzle Loading Toe Lock Musket Ornately Decorated With Inlaid Silver & Red Coral. Sn 16870. - 16870
This is an excellent, very rare to find, Persian Toe lock musket. It has a 1.31 metre long steel barrel with hand tooled silver barrel bands. The smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. It measures a large 1.73 metres overall length. The Gilt metal Toe lock action is complete and functions as it should, operated by a ball button lever on the underside of the stock. The underside of the action has Persian script which translates to ‘1779’ date and unknown original maker’s / owners name (illustrated in image 2). Its wood stock is intricately decorated with tooled silver plates and inlaid with pieces of red coral. It has an ornately tooled brass butt cap. The wood and metal have the wear and patina to be expected of a native Indian weapon of its age. The price for this impressive piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16870
£2,950.00

Rare Crimean War Period 1846 Imperial Russian Izhevsk Arsenal .700 Calibre Percussion Carbine Musket. Sn 16767 - 16767
This Pattern of Russian musket were an almost exact copy of the contemporary Model 1842 French Army musket of the period. Our example has a 26 ½” barrel and measures 42” overall length. The smoothbore has staining consistent with age. The barrel is numbered ‘No. 3206’ and has a small bead fore sight. Its original wood furniture has knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The action plate is dated ‘1846’ which is repeated twice on the brass trigger guard and once on the brass butt plate. The Trigger guard and butt plate also have the Izhevsk Arsenal ‘bow & arrow’ marks. The butt plate also has the Imperial Russian double headed Eagle stamp. The carbine has a wood ram rod with brass ferrule. The action functions as it should. The price includes UK delivery. NB This is an antique muzzle loading percussion rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16767
£1,375.00

1856 Continental Military 3 Band Muzzle Loading .600 Calibre Percussion Rifle With Unusual Integral Hinged Steel Nipple Guard. Sn 16416:26 - 16416:26
This is a very good Continental Military 1856 dated Percussion 3 Band Short Rifle. It has even patina to the metal work throughout. It has a heavy military percussion hammer. The action plate is signed with partial mark ‘P. Garci ??’ below ‘Crown O’ mark, number ‘N2773’ and ‘1856’ date. The action has an unusual integral hinged nipple guard. It's 38" barrel (55” overall) has a rifled barrel which has staining & residue consistent with age & use. It has its original steel ramrod & sling swivels. The rifle also has a steel fore end block, brass trigger guard, steel barrel bands, steel butt plate with indistinct inspection mark, block fore sight and ladder rear sight. It has all original dark wood stock. The rifle cocks & dry fires as it should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading percussion rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16416:26
£975.00

C1860's British Army In India Officer’s Private Purchase Manton & Co Calcutta & London Enfield Pattern 3 Band .600 Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Musket. Sn 16416:20 - 16416:20
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 a British Army In India Officer’s Private Purchase Manton & Co Calcutta & London Enfield Pattern 3 Band .600 Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Musket. The action plate is stamped With stylised Queen’s Crown. It has all original wood stock which has bumps and bruises consistent with age and use and a contemporary repair to the wood near to the top of the action plate. The repair is stable & secure. The wood is stamped with small numbers (illustrated). It has a steel butt plate, fore end block & trigger guard with extended tang numbered ‘35162’. The rifle also has its steel ramrod, block and blade fore sight, sling swivels and bayonet lug. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. Total length is 49” with a 32 ¾” barrel. The barrel has proofs and is signed ‘Manton & Co Calcutta & London’. The cocking and firing action works as it should. This is an antique muzzle loading percussion musket 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 16416:20
£795.00

Victorian Era 3rd Scinde Irregular Horse Enfield Pattern .700 Calibre Percussion Cavalry Carbine With captive Steel Ram Rod, Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 16416:17 - 16416:17
The Scinde Irregular Horse was raised at Hyderabad on 8 August 1838. It was named after the province of Sind now in Pakistan, where it was raised to protect the trade route from the Bolan Pass to Sukkur on the Indus River and fight against the marauding Baluchi warriors. It later expanded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Scinde Horse. These three regiments were absorbed into the regular forces after the Mutiny of 1857 and became the 35th Scinde Horse and the 36th Jacob's Horse. They saw active service in Northern and Central India, Persia, Afghanistan on the North West Frontier and, during World War I, where they served in France and Palestine. The two Regiments were amalgamated in 1922, as the present 14th Prince of Wales's Own Scinde Horse which served in World War II. This is an original Enfield Pattern private purchase cavalry carbine marked to the 3rd Scinde Irregular Horse. Its original wood full stock is undamaged with just bumps and bruises to be expected. The wood is impressed ‘1070’. The metal work has even patina. It has a heavy military percussion hammer and the action plate is marked ‘Scinde Irregular Horse’. Its 24" barrel (39 ½” overall) has a smooth bore which has staining & residue consistent with age. It is unsighted. It has an under barrel captive swivel steel ramrod. The carbine also has brass fore end block, trigger guard & butt plate. It is complete with sling swivels & saddle bar with ring. It cocks & dry fires. 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 16416:17
£975.00

Scandinavian 1841 Dated .700 Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Infantry Musket . Sn 16415:13 - 16415:13
This is an unusual musket. It has a steel action plate date marked ‘1841’ below a ‘Crown C’ mark most likely a Danish, Norwegian or Swedish inspection mark and number 3. It has a ‘dog’ safety catch, heavy military hammer, sling swivels, heavy brass furniture and undamaged walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises consistent with age and use. The metal work has even patina. The brass butt plate tang is stamped ‘3’. The barrel has a ‘Crown C’ mark, blade fore sight, 'v' notch plate rear sight and military bayonet bar. The smooth bore of the 40” round steel barrel is clean. The rifle measures 57” overall length. The rifle has its original steel ram rod. The weapon’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this unusual piece worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As a muzzle loading antique firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16415:13
£0.00
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