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**BEAR GRYLLS FAMOUS CELEBRITY SURVIVALIST POSSIBLE FAMILY CONNECTIONS**C1850 Cased, Pair Of English Tipping & Lawden London Officer’s Private Purchase .650 Carbine Calibre Percussion Belt Pistols To Capt Grylls 64th (2nd Staffs) Regt & Accessories - 21757
The 64th (2nd Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army. The regiment was created as the 2nd Battalion, 11th Regiment of Foot in 1756, redesignated as the 64th Regiment of Foot in 1758, and took a county title as the 64th (2nd Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot in 1782. Following the Cardwell Reforms the regiment amalgamated with the 98th (Prince of Wales's) Regiment of Foot to become The Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment) in 1881. The 64th Foot fought in many of the major conflicts of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. In the mid-19th century, it fought in the Anglo-Persian War and the Indian Rebellion of 1857. A Captain Glynn Grylls is recorded in the National archives as serving with the 62nd Foot (Wiltshire) Regiment in 1854 (a copy of the entry accompanies this pistol). The 62nd (Wiltshire) Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army, which was raised in 1756 and saw service through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In the mid 1800’s this regiment fought in the 1st Anglo Sikh war. It May be that Captain Grylls served with both Regiments and that this man may be a distant relative of the famous modern day survivalist Bear Grylls, (further research would be needed to establish this). Tipping & Lawden were one of the 20 members of the Birmingham Small Arms Trading Company Limited (along with Hollis & Sheath, Joseph Swinburn and Thomas Turner forming the "big four"). Tipping & Lawden were taken over by Webley & Scott in 1887. This is an excellent pair of cased Gentleman’s or Officer’s private purchase percussion holster pistols marked to Captain Grylls 64th Foot. They are in excellent condition with 6 ¼” sighted octagonal steel barrels, original walnut stocks with chequered panel grips, ornately engraved foliate design trigger guards with extended tangs and Pineapple finials, action plates & Dolphin hammers. Each stock is fitted with steel belt bar. The top of each barrel is crisply engraved by the manufacturer ‘Tipping & Lawden London’. The action plates are also signed ‘Tipping & Lawden’ amongst foliate engraved decoration. Both pistols are complete with their original captive steel ram rods. The stocks of each pistol have German Silver escutcheons signed ‘H.G Grylls 64th Regt’. Both pistols are .650 carbine calibre. Their smooth bores are clean. Their cocking and firing actions crisply. The pistols are complete with their original fitted wood case. The case has a hinged lid the centre of which is inlaid with a brass shield also signed ‘H.G Grylls 64th Regt’. The edges of the case have brass reinforcement plates. The front of the case has its original lock with key and 2 hook fasteners. The lined inside of the case with compartments is contoured to snugly fit the pistols and their accessories which include a copper and brass powder flask, a cleaning rod, an ebony handled screwdriver / adjustment tool, a steel bullet mould & a Joyce & Co labelled percussion cap tins with removable lid. The tin contains a small quantity of percussion caps. The inside of the lid has an original Tipping & Lawden trade label. The price for this excellent pair of cased pistols worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB as antique percussion weapons no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21757
£4,750.00

**QUALITY MAKERS**SCARCE**British Volunteer Officer’s Private Purchase Deane Adams & Deane (London) Pattern 1856 .577 Calibre Muzzle Loading 2 Band Percussion Short Rifle With 3 Groove Rifling. Sn 21732 - 21732
George & John Deane were English Gunmakers & Retailers recorded as working at 46 King William Street (London Bridge) between 1838 & 1845, the Company later became Deane & Co at 30 King William Street 1846-51 then Deane Adams & Deane at the same address 1853-55. The famous gunmaker Robert Adams had an interest in the business at 30 King William Street 1857-73 and it was later taken over by The London Armoury Company (see page 153 of British Gunmakers Vol.1 by Brown). The Pattern 1856 was the first short rifle in the new .577 calibre family of muskets made by Enfield for the British Army. The Pattern 1856 was issued to all Sergeants of Line Regiments & the Rifle Brigade (see page 73 of British Military Longarms by Bailey). The popular rifles were also favoured private purchase weapons for British Officer’s. This is an excellent British Volunteer Officer’s Private Purchase Deane Adams & Deane Pattern 1856 .577 Calibre Muzzle Loading 2 Band Percussion Short Rifle. The rifle has a brass butt plate, brass trigger guard, brass fore end cap together with steel ramrod. The wood is excellent & all original. It has a flip up rear sight & block & blade foresight. The 33” rifled barrel’s bore is clean with crisp 3 groove rifling. The barrel has proof inspection marks. The rifle is 49” overall length. The cocking & firing actions work crisply. The price for this quality scarce piece 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 a part of a collection or display. Sn 21732
£895.00

SOLD SOLD (14/07)Marlin USA Safety Model 1893 .32-40 Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre Lever Action Rifle With Tube Magazine With 1 Inert Deactivated Round Of Winchester .32-40 Calibre Cartridge & Hardback Reference Book Marlin Firearms By Lt Col W.S. Brophy. - A 1099
This is an excellent increasingly hard to find Marlin Model 1893 lever action rifle in the UK obsolete calibre Winchester .32-40 centre fire. It has excellent undamaged woodwork, original finish on the metalwork and cocks and dry fires crisply. Its 25 ½” sighted octagonal barrel has a near mint bore clean and bright with well defined rifling (44 ½” 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. One barrel flat is marked ‘Special Smokeless Steel’ and the top of the action ‘Marlin Safety’. It has an external hammer, full length tube magazine and is side gate loading. The underside of the frame is stamped with number 'D5385’. The action tang is stamped ‘Model 1893’ (illustrated. This form of model marking indicates manufacture between 1893 and 1906, see page 205 of the accompanying book Marlin Firearms by Lt Col Brophy. As Marlin records are incomplete it is not possible to be more precise regarding date of manufacture). It has a steel butt plate and fore end block. The rifle is comes with a rare to find single inert deactivated brass cased round of Winchester .32-40 calibre cartridge. Also included is a near mint edition of the 1989 collector’s hardback reference book ‘Marlin Firearms A History Of The Guns & The Company That Made Them’ by Lt Col William S. Brophy USAR. Ret. Published by Stackpole books this historic reference book, a must for any serious collector details the history of the Marlin Company and their full gun range including technical diagrams and descriptions (the Model 1893 is detailed on pages 207-210 of the book). The book measures 11 ½” x 8 ¾” x 1 ¾” & has 699 pages with many illustrations and photographs. The price for this excellent lever action Marlin with inert round and superb collector’s reference book includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle with inert deactivated round no licence is required to own these items in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 1099 (rifle in armoury rack, book in glass cabinet public)
£0.00

**MINT BORE**1838-1845 English George & John Deane London Bridge Steel Frame 32 Bore Traveling Pistol With Octagonal Damascus Steel Barrel, Patchbox & Captive Steel Ramrod. Sn 21711 - 21711
George & John Deane were English Gunmakers & Retailers recorded as working at 46 King William Street (London Bridge) between 1838 & 1845, the Company later became Deane & Co at 30 King William Street 1846-51 then Deane Adams & Deane at the same address 1853-55. The famous gunmaker Robert Adams had an interest in the business at 30 King William Street 1857-73 and it was later taken over by The London Armoury Company (see page 153 of British Gunmakers Vol.1 by Brown). This is an excellent steel framed percussion traveling pistol by George & John Deane London Bridge. It is 8” overall length with a 3 ¼” octagonal Damascus steel barrel. The action and barrel have English black powder proofs. The sighted barrel’s smoothbore is near mint clean & bright. The top of the barrel is crisply signed by the makers ‘G & J Deane London Bridge’. The action, Dolphin hammer & trigger guard have foliate engraved decoration. The pistol has a captive steel ram rod. The action works crisply. The Walnut grip with fine chequering is excellent & undamaged. The back of the grip is inlaid with void white metal escutcheon. The butt has a hinged patchbox. 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 21711 (drawers office)
£675.00

**MATCHING NUMBERS**American Civil War Era, Manhattan Arms Manufacturing Co (Colt M1861 Pocket Navy) .36 Naval Calibre, 5 Shot Single Action Cap & Ball Percussion Revolver With Cylinder Scene & Octagonal Barrel. Sn 21728 - 21728
The Manhattan Arms Manufacturing Co. was founded in New Jersey U.S.A. When Colt's Patents for revolving firearms expired in 1857 Manhattan began Manufacturing Colt Patent expired weapons including the iconic Colt Navy Revolver. Production continued until C1873. Many of their weapons were used during the American Civil War. This is an excellent, original, 6 ½” barrel version of the Manhattan (Colt Navy) .36 Naval Calibre, 5 shot percussion revolver with captive drop down loading lever. The barrel’s bore is clean and has well defined rifling. The metal work has even patina and it has a brass grip frame. The top of the barrel is signed ‘Manhattan Fire Arms Co Newark Patented March 8 1864'. The cylinder has nice original etched cylinder scene panels featuring, River Steam Boat and other Civil War Battle Scenes. The cylinder is stamped ‘Patented Dec 27 1859’. The pistol's steel frame, barrel block, brass butt of the grip frame & trigger guard assembly are stamped with matching serial numbers '64176'. The pistol has a small brass blade fore sight and ‘v’ notch hammer rear sight. It has its original undamaged American Walnut grip in excellent condition. The pistol's loading and single action firing mechanisms work crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21728 (in drawers office)
£1,395.00

**EXTREMELY RARE & UNIQUE**1856-1864, Colt 1855 Patent Root’s Side Hammer .56 Calibre 5 Shot Cap & Ball Revolving Saddle Carbine Rifle With Saddle Ring & Victorian London Proofs Prize Rifle In 1866 To ‘Lc.Cl. S Moneypenny 19th Middlesex Rifle Vols. 16318. - 16318
The Colt revolving rifles were early repeating rifles produced by the Colt's Manufacturing Company from 1856 until 1864. The design was essentially similar to revolver type pistols, with a rotating cylinder that held five or six rounds in a variety of calibres from .36 to .64 inches. In 1855, with his Model 1855 patent, Colt introduced a spur-trigger revolver that featured a fully enclosed cylinder. These handguns were officially named Side hammer revolvers, but they also were known as "Root" revolvers after Elisha K. Root, who at that time was employed as Colt's factory superintendent and Chief Engineer. These ‘Root’ side hammers are found on Colt 1855 patent revolving rifles. A combination of Colt revolving pistols and revolving rifles were used on the Pony Express by the eight men who guarded the dangerous run between Independence, Missouri, and Santa Fe. When doubts were expressed about the ability of these eight men to deliver the letters on this run reliably, the Missouri government declared that "these eight men are ready in case of attack to discharge 136 shots without having to reload. We have no fears for the safety of the mail." All mail deliveries on this route were completed safely. The U.S. Government had purchased 765 Colt revolving carbines and rifles prior to the Civil War. Many of these were shipped to southern locations and ended up being used by the Confederacy. After the war began, the Union purchased many more rifles and carbines. Sources disagree over the exact number purchased, but approximately 4,400 to 4,800 were purchased in total over the length of the war. The weapon performed superbly in combat, seeing action with the 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry Union forces at Snodgrass Hill during the Battle of Chickamauga during the American Civil War.The volume of fire from this weapon proved to be so useful that the Confederate forces were convinced that they were attacking an entire division, not just a single regiment. This is an extremely rare, Colt 1855 Patent ‘Root’s Side Hammer .56 Calibre 5 Shot Cap & Ball Revolving Saddle Carbine Rifle. It is in excellent condition. It has a round steel barrel which is 21" long and the carbine size rifle is 39 ¾” overall length. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has a 5 shot revolving cylinder and the weapon’s single action firing mechanism functions perfectly. The frame is fitted with a steel saddle ring and it has the correct under lever captive ram rod which featured on the Colt pistols of the era. It has a brass blade fore sight and block ‘v’ notch rear sight graduated to 100 yards. The block has 2 folding ‘v’ notch leaf sights graduated to 300 and 600 yards. The cylinder & frame have Victorian London Black Powder proofs. The top of the frame is marked with Colt’s name and USA address and the cylinder is marked ‘Patented Sept 10th 1855 (55 is obscured by Victorian proof mark)’. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘11784’. The original walnut stock is undamaged. It has a curved steel butt plate and brass trigger guard with extended tang with matching number ‘11784’. Uniquely, the stock is mounted with a silver presentation plate engraved ‘19th Middx R.V (British Army 19th Battalion Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Regiment) Presented By C** H.H. Williams Won By Lc.Cl. S Moneypenny). The price for superb piece of firearms history includes UK delivery. NB As an antique cap and ball firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16318.
£9,250.00

1860’s Webley Bentley Type 80 Bore 5 Shot Double Action Only Percussion Revolver With Spurless Hammer & English Black Powder Proofs. Sn 21699 - 21699
Joseph Bentley held the patent for a double action revolver which he allowed to lapse in 1861. Thereafter the Birmingham & London Gun Trades made them in various forms. This is an excellent, original, Webley Bentley Type 5 shot percussion revolver. The weapon's captive loading arm & double action only firing actions work as they should. It has a 4 ¼” octagonal barrel (9 ½” overall). The barrel’s bore has light staining consistent with age & use & well defined rifling. It has a spurless hammer, small brass post fore sight and ‘v’ notch block rear sight. There are no visible maker or date marks on the pistol. The barrel and cylinder have English Birmingham black powder proofs. Its walnut grips are smooth finish. The pistol's metal work has areas of scroll engraved decoration and has been re-blued to a high standard at some point in its life. The price 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. Sn 21699 (drawers office)
£675.00

C1800 English Form Mothershead 54 Bore Flintlock Traveling Pistol With Screw Off Barrel, Safety Bolt & Folding Sprung Bayonet. Sn 21703 - 21703
This is an excellent, English form, steel framed percussion traveling pistol made or retailed by Mothershead (we cannot find a gunmaker named Mothershead in our books). The pistol measures 7 ¾” overall (bayonet closed) with a 2 ¾” turn off steel barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. On one side the action is signed by the maker or retailer ‘Mothershead’ below foliate decoration. The reverse has martial banners and arms. The underside of the action has crisp English black powder proof marks. It has a steel cock, sliding safety bolt and steel trigger guard. The pistol is fitted with a 2 ¼” long folding triangular section bayonet blade. The bayonet block has a sprung steel release button to allow the bayonet to fold into the closed position. When closed the tip of the bayonet fits into a notch in the front of the trigger guard. The bayonet is released and flicks open by pulling the trigger guard to the rear. The shank of the bayonet has initials ‘D.L’ most likely an inspection mark or bayonet maker’s initials. The pistol’s bag shaped walnut grip has just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The pistol cocks and dry fires crisply. 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 part of a collection or display. Sn 21703 (drawers office)
£695.00

**RARE DOUBLE TRIGGER**MINT BORE**British Victorian Benjamin Cogswell 224 Strand London Tranter’s Patent Large Frame .54 Bore Five Shot Percussion Revolver With Spurless Hammer. Sn 21713 - 21713
Between 1830 and 1842 Benjamin Cogswell was described as a pawnbroker at 4 Bengal Place. He then takes over at 224 Strand address & advertises himself as “Gun and Pistol warehouse” and later as gunmaker at 224 Strand. In 1863 Benjamin Cogswell (Jnr) takes Edward Harrison into partnership. Cogswell then becomes Cogswell & Harrison at 224 Strand. The famous Cogswell & Harrison still make best quality guns today and are London’s oldest surviving gunmakers. This is an original Tranter’s Patent .54" Bore 5 shot percussion revolver with spurless hammer and rare to find double triggers by Cogswell made at his 224 Strand premises. The weapon's lever rammer arm is absent (the price reflects the lack of rammer arm). Its double action firing mechanism works as it should. The pistol is fired in double action by using 2 fingers to pull both triggers at the same time or the long trigger spur can be pulled moving the hammer to firing position and rotating the magazine, then the small trigger is pulled to fire the pistol. It has a 6” octagonal barrel (12 ½” overall). The barrel’s bore is near mint clean and bright with crisp rifling. It has a blade fore sight & ‘v’ notch frame rear sight. The top of the cylinder frame is signed by the maker with his 224 Strand London address (illustrated). The frame is has number ‘No.4.663.T.’. The barrel and cylinder have English black powder proofs. Its dark coloured finely chequered walnut grip is in excellent undamaged condition. The pistol's metal work is undamaged & has original blue finish. The price for this rare tranter by a quality maker 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. Sn 21713
£1,275.00

C1810-1830 English Joseph & William Richards Birmingham & London 80 Bore Percussion Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 21393:68 - 21393:68
Joseph & William Richards were English, London based Gunmakers recorded at 16 Staining Lane 1808-1810, then 1815-30 in Birmingham (some of the Birmingham made pistols were marked London), see page 196 of British Gunmakers Vol. 1 by Brown. This an excellent percussion pocket pistol no doubt made By John Jackson of Nottingham. It is 6” overall with a just under 1 ½” screw off barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age & use. The underside of the action and barrel have crisp proof marks. It's steel action is signed with the maker’s name ‘J&W Richards’ & the other side ‘London’. The action has a sliding safety bolt. It has an undamaged original bag shaped wood grip. The weapon cocks and dry fires crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a private collection or display. Sn 21393:68 (drawers office)
£395.00
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