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**SUPERB BLUE FINISH**American Civil War Era, Smith & Wesson Transitional Model 1 ½ 'Tip Up' Barrel .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 5 Shot Revolver. Sn 21812 - 21812
The American Civil War created a large demand for handguns of all shapes and sizes. S&W had been successfully producing their Model 1 Pocket Revolvers and Their Model 2 belt revolver. There was however a demand for a pocket revolver in a larger calibre than their Model 1 .22 Calibre pistol. To cater for the demand S&W introduced their Model 1 ½. This pistol referred to as the 'Transitional Model ½’ was made using some parts taken from the production line of their Model 1 and Model 2 revolvers. This is an excellent original example of the Smith & Wesson Transitional Model 1 ½ 'Tip Up' Barrel 5 shot Revolver in .32 Rim Fire Calibre. This is an excellent original example of the Smith & Wesson Model 1 ½ five shot Revolver in .32 Rim Fire Calibre. It has original rose wood grips which have just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age and the metal work has excellent original blue finish. The butt of the grip frame is stamped with serial number '60464'. It has a sheathed trigger and the top of its 3 ½” barrel is marked with Smith & Wesson Springfield Mass together with 1855-1859 patent detail (illustrated). The barrel's rifled bore is clean. The barrel's ‘tip up’ action is operated by a ‘push up’ catch at the bottom of the barrel block and the pistol’s barrel rib is fitted with a small brass blade fore sight and ‘v’ notch bar rear sight. The pistol measures 8” overall and its single action firing mechanism works crisply. The price for this excellent American Civil War era pistol includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21812 (drawers office)
£975.00

**RARE** Mid 1860's American Eagle Arms Company New York, 6 Shot Single Action Brass Framed Front Loading Obsolete Calibre .28 Cup-Primer Cartridge Revolver With Octagonal Barrel, Bolt Ejector & Sheathed Trigger. Sn 21814 - 21814
Manufactured in the mid 1860s with a total production of approximately 20,000. These scarce revolvers were manufactured by The Eagle Arms Company of New York, financed by the legendary firearms agents Merwin & Bray of New York. This is an excellent example of the unusual front loading .28 Cup-Primer Cartridge by the Eagle Arms Co. It has a 3 ½” octagonal barrel with top rib which is marked “Eagle Arms Co New Yor” (k absent). It measures 7 ½” overall. The pistol’s rifled bore is clean. It has an undamaged brass frame stamped with serial number “4708”. The brass frame retains traces of original factory nickel plating. It has a brass blade fore sight & grooved frame rear sight. The original rosewood grips have just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The barrel, removable cylinder and hammer are blued steel. The action functions correctly. This revolver loads its special cartridges from the front, and extracts them with a captive rod with bolt action mounted on the frame’s right side. The cartridges used in this revolver had a priming compound in the cup shaped base of the cartridge. It was designed as a front loading cartridge revolver in an effort to circumvent the Rollin White patent held by Smith & Wesson which allowed for chambers bored completely through the cylinder and loaded from the rear. The price for this rare & unusual American front loading pistol includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or displays. Sn 21814 (drawers office)
£795.00

1860's American Civil War Era Smith & Wesson Moore's Patent Firearms Company 'Seven Shooter' Single Action .32” Rim Fire Calibre Belt Revolver With Swing Out Cylinder & Brass frame With Traces Of Original Silver Plating. Sn 21813 - 21813
Moore’s Patent Firearms Company was founded by Daniel Moore, who in his own way was one of America’s most prolific inventors. Just prior to the Civil War Moore began producing a seven-shot .32 cal. revolver in Brooklyn, NY. Moore’s pistol, which he had patented in September, 1860, proved very popular with soldiers going off to war, especially the New York Regiments. Over 7,000 were produced. This gun is the very first revolver with swing-out cylinder ever produced. With the hammer in half cock position, pressing on the catch located to the right of the hammer on the recoil shield allows the barrel and cylinder to be swung out to the right for loading. Sturdy and very well made, this revolver was, in its days, ahead of its competitors. Moore’s design violated Rollin White’s bored-through cylinder patent used by Smith & Wesson and in 1862 he was sued. Moore had to turn over 3376 guns to his competitor and to add insult to injury had to stamp the barrel MANFD FOR SMITH & WESSON BY MOORE’S PAT. FIRE ARMS CO. This is an original .32 Cal. Rim Fire Moore's Patent 'Seven Shooter' made for Smith & Wesson under the terms of the successful legal action by S&W. The revolver has a 5” octagonal barrel and brass frame beautifully hand engraved with scrollwork and retains some of its original silver plating . The top barrel flat is very faintly stamped ‘MANFD FOR SMITH & WESSON BY MOORE’S PAT. FIRE ARMS CO’ (only partially readable). The barrel block is numbered ‘6908’. The underside of the barrel has the correct removable steel ejector rod. The pistol’s single action firing mechanism works as it should & is strong. The grip is original undamaged Walnut. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 21813 (drawers office)
£975.00

**SOLD LAYAWAY 12/6**Cased C1840 Victorian English German Silver 6 Shot .350 Calibre Double Action Percussion Bar Hammer Pepperbox Revolver With Accessories, Case With James Woodward & Sons London Trade Label. Sn 21815 - 21815
This is an excellent English pepperbox bar hammer revolver made circa 1840 in its associated fitted case with accessories. The action, grip frame, butt & barrel cluster are German silver and have panels of foliate engraved decoration. The steel trigger guard also has engraved foliate decoration and it has a steel trigger. The revolver measures 7 ¾” overall and the barrel cluster is 2 ¾” length. The steel bar hammer has engraved with a foliate design. The barrel cluster has English black powder proofs. There are no external maker marks. The revolver has an undamaged smooth Walnut grip. The barrel’s smooth bores have just light staining consistent with age. It's firing action works crisply. The pistol comes with its associated fitted wood case. The inside of the lid has a James Woodward & Sons London trade label. The top of the lid has a void brass escutcheonThe case with hinged lid has a lock (key absent). The inside of the case is fitted and lined with felt to hold the pistol and its accessories which consist of copper and brass powder flask. The flask falls into the plain category (see pages 271 to 275 of the powder flask book by Riling and page 274 item 132 where a Dixons flask similar to ours with twin base receptacles is illustrated). It’s plain copper body has just a few light dents consistent with field use only visible on close inspection. The screw top brass charger has unmarked measurement adjustment and spring lever which is fully functioning with a strong action. The flask has no maker marks. The brass base has 2 receptacles for balls, patches & or percussion Caps. The receptacles have 2 sliding brass covers which have foliate decoration, a brass cleaning rod, a steel tool, a steel bullet mould, a wooden box with removable lid & a white metal oil tin with screw top lid that has an integral oil applicator tool. 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 part of a collection or display. Sn 21815
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (11/07) *RARE*MINT*Pre 1905 Marlin USA Safety Model 1893 .32-40 Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre Lever Action Saddle Carbine With Tube Magazine & Saddle Ring. Sn 21808 - 21808
This is an excellent increasingly hard to find Marlin Model 1893 lever action saddle carbine in the UK obsolete calibre Winchester .32-40 centre fire. It has excellent undamaged woodwork, excellent original blue finish on the metalwork and cocks and dry fires crisply. Its 19 ½”” sighted barrel has a near mint bore clean and bright with well defined rifling (38” overall length). The top of the barrel is marked with the Marlin Fire-Arms Co. New Haven CT USA address & patents for 1887-1889-1893. The top of the action ‘Marlin Safety’. It has an external hammer, full length tube magazine and is side gate loading. The action is fitted with saddle ring. The underside of the frame is stamped with number '227098’. The action tang is stamped ‘Model 1893’ (the Marlin Model 1893 is detailed on pages 207-210 of the book ‘Marlin Firearms A History Of The Guns & The Company That Made Them’ by Lt Col William S. Brophy USAR. Ret. In his book he states that the highest recorded serial number of a Model 1893 was 448,355 and that Marlin serial numbers are confusing (page 205) and on page 207 he states that the Model 1893 marking changed to ‘Mod 93’ in 1905). It has a blued steel butt plate and fore end block. The price for this excellent, rare to find lever action Marlin includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21808
£0.00

C1830’s Pistol Size James Dixon & Sons Sheffield Copper & Brass Black Powder Flask With Graduated Sprung Nozzle Charger & Twin Base Receptacles For Balls, Patches & Or Percussion Caps. A 1110 - A 1110
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 plain category (see pages 271 to 275 of the powder flask book by Riling and page 274 item 132 where a Dixons flask similar to ours with twin base receptacles is illustrated). This is an excellent, pistol size, black powder flask by James Dixon & Sons Sheffield. It’s plain copper body has just a few light dents consistent with field use only visible on close inspection. The screw top brass charger has unmarked measurement adjustment and spring lever which is fully functioning with a strong action. The charger nozzle is crisply marked ‘Dixon & Sons’. The flask is 4 ½” length and 1 ¾” diameter at its widest. The brass base has 2 receptacles for balls, patches & or percussion Caps. The receptacles have 2 sliding brass covers which have foliate decoration. The price for this attractive, useful flask includes UK delivery. A 1110 (powder flasks drawer office)
£395.00

**MINT BORE**1802-1827 English Brander & Potts London Yeomanry Officer’s Private Purchase 16 Bore Flintlock Pistol With Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 21572:6 - 21572:6
The English Gunsmith’s Martin Brander & Thomas Potts had workshops at 70 Minories & Goodman’s Yard London between 1802 & 1827. This original Georgian Pistol by Brander & Potts most likely a Yeomanry Officer’s private purchase piece is in excellent condition. It is 13 ½” overall length with an 8” brown wash steel smooth bore sighted barrel with top rib. The barrel’s bore is near mint clean & bright. The barrel rib is signed ‘London’. The all original full wood stock has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The metal work has engraved foliate decoration and the trigger guard has an extended tang with Pineapple finial. The stock has a steel butt plate. The steel lock plate is signed by the maker’s 'Brander & Potts’ together with martial banners & arms. The lock functions as it should and the breech has an inlaid platinum or silver roundel. The price for this quality made pistol includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK as part of a display or collection. Sn 21572:6
£1,200.00

**ORNATE FACTORY NICKEL PLATED**Late 1800’s American Hopkins & Allen Manufacturing Company USA 1871 Patent ‘Ranger No.2’ .32 Rim Fire 5 Shot Single Action Pocket Revolver With Mother Of Pearl grips. A 1100 - A 1100
Hopkins and Allen were a Norwich Connecticut based American arms manufacturing company. This ‘Ranger No.2’ is one of many revolvers based on S&W and Colt Patents produced in the 1860’s through to the late 1870s with dynamic or quirky names to attract sales. This is an excellent example of the ‘Ranger No.2’. The metal work has ornate hand tooled & punch work decoration incorporating foliate & Geometric designs. The pistol has its original factory nickel finish. It has a 2 ¾” barrel (6 ¾” overall). The rifled bore has just light staining consistent with age & use. The top of the pistol is crisply marked 'Ranger No.2' and with manufacturer / patent detail (illustrated). The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘2478’. It has a concealed, shrouded trigger, brass blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The undamaged Mother Of Pearl grips are in excellent condition. The single action only firing action works crisply and the cylinder can be removed for speed loading. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. A 1100 (drawers office)
£595.00

WW1 Era Austrian Steyr Mannlicher Model 1886 11x58mmR Obsolete Calibre Straight Pull Bolt Action Service Rifle With Post WW1 Bulgarian Military Stock Mark. Sn 21758 - 21758
The Steyr Mannlicher Model 1886 was one of the last black powder service rifles issued, and therefore is one of the most developed. Designed by the formidable Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Model 1886 was the foundation for generations of later Austrian small arms, some of which are still in use today. Chambered for the obsolete 11x58mmR cartridge, the Steyr is a simple, straight pull bolt action rifle. The bolt is locked by way of a sliding wedge to the rear and is loaded by an en bloc clip that simply drops out of the bottom of the rifle when the last round is loaded. With elevating rear ladder sights and an ingenious long range volley sight on the right middle barrel band, the Steyr is a comprehensively designed and formidable service rifle. It was designed to replace the ageing M1867 Wernl-Holub rifle (a similar enough action to the Snider Enfield), and was at its invention at the very forefront of small arms technology. continue in use with Austria-Hungary certainly until the First World War, and was documented in use by regular forces in the Spanish Civil War, with irregular use probably beyond. Many of these later model Steyr straight pull rifles have turned up in recent conflicts, and it is a testament to the original design that descendants of this rifle are still fit for use a century and a half after it’s invention. It is interesting to note that whilst service rifles of other European armies, such as the British Lee Enfield system or the German Mauser went through further decades of alteration and refinement, the Steyr Mannlicher system remained largely unchanged. This is a very good example of the model 1886. The wood furniture of this weapon has knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use, but all wood is original and intact with no cracks. The metal work is undamaged with even aged patina. The breech is stamped with the combined 'OEWG' (Österreichische Waffenfabriksgesellschaft 'Austrian Arms-Manufacturing Company' Steyr mark. The rifle is serial number 5279 and has other un-matching numbers. The wood is impressed with 5 pointed star within shield mark which indicates later post WW1 issue to Bulgarian troops. The rifle has a 32" barrel and is 52" overall length. It has bayonet bar, sling swivels, steel butt plate, block and blade fore sight, adjustable elevating rear sight and long range sight on the middle right barrel band. The weapon’s straight pull bolt action, firing mechanism and bolt safety catch work crisply. 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. Sn 21758
£595.00

**QUALITY**Victorian English Golden (Most Likely Chas (Charles) Golden Bradford Yorkshire) 12 Bore Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre, Double Damascus Barrelled, Rotary Underlever, Break Action, Breech Loading Shotgun. Sn 21734 - 21734
This is a nice quality 12 bore pin fire double Damascus barrelled shotgun made C1860’s. It is rotary under lever break action and has original Walnut furniture with finely chequered wrist and fore stock. The underside of the stock has a void white metal disc inlaid. The shotgun’s 29” Damascus steel barrels have smooth bores. The bores have just light staining consistent with age and use. The shotgun has double hammers & triggers, bead fore sight and grooved action rear sight. It measures 45 ¾” overall. The lever, side plates, hammers and trigger guard with extended tang have tooled foliate decoration. The action plates are signed by the maker ‘Golden’ (most likely Chas (Charles) Golden a Yorkshire based gunsmith with premises at 10 Cheapside, Bradford between 1864-C1870, 10 Cheapside C1874-C1883, Market Street C1866, 53 Tyrrell Street C1890-C1897 and was finally recorded at 7 Northgate C1901, see page 227 of the book British Gunmakers Vol.2 by Brown). The barrel rib has very faint indistinct ‘Golden’ name and unreadable address. The inside of the action has English proofs. The break action and firing actions of the weapon work crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique pin fire shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21734
£595.00
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