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C1820's English John Jackson Nottingham 50 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 21393:67 - 21393:67
John Jackson was an English, Nottingham based Gunmaker recorded at 7 Church Gate, Low Pavement Nottingham between 1821 & 1866. This an excellent Flintlock 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 decorated with Martial banners on the left and right sides. One side has an oval panel with the maker’s name ‘Jackson’ (john is the only maker with that name based in Nottingham in the flintlock era). The other side has ‘Nott’ within oval (Nottingham). It has undamaged original bag shaped wood grip. The weapon cocks and dry fires crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a private collection or display. Sn 21393:67 (drawers office)
£575.00

English 1799-1833 T. (Theophilus) Richards Birmingham Flintlock Traveling Pocket Pistol With 50 Bore Screw Off Cannon Barrel & Intricate Silver Wire Decoration. Sn 21393:66 - 21393:66
This is an attractive flintlock pistol. It is 7 ¾” overall length with 2 ¼”, turn off cannon barrel (a tool is required to turn off the barrel, we do not have the tool). The barrel’s smoothbore has just staining & residue consistent with age & use. The underside of the action and barrel have crisp black powder proofs / inspection marks. The action has foliate engraved decoration & scrolling banner signed ‘T. Richards’ (most likely Theophilus (Theop's) Richards a quality English Gun maker & Silver gun furniture maker located at various premises on High Street Birmingham between 1799-1833. Between 1818 & 1833 his premises were known as 'The Royal Patent Waterproof Gun Manufactory' where patents for waterproof locks fashionable in the day were produced. Two Theophilus Richards are recorded. One the Father of the renowned gunmaker William Wesley Richards, the other his elder Brother, see page 50 of English Gunmakers By Bailey & Nie). The cocking and firing mechanisms work crisply. The original stock is undamaged and has attractive, quality inlaid silver wire decoration. 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 a part of a collection or display. Sn 21393:66 (drawers office)
£875.00

Early 19th Century English Anderson London 40 Bore Brass Action Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel & Concealed Folding Trigger. Sn 21704 - 21704
Robrt Anderson was an English journeyman gunmaker working in London. He is recorded working for Forsyth & Co 1812-1818. He is then recorded as working at 8 Macclesfield Street Soho 1822-27, 7 Broad Court Drury Lane 1827-30, 31 Cockspur Street 1831, 6 King Street Westminster 1832-34 & 32 Little Russell Street Bloomsbury 1836-39 (see page 137 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This is a nice, brass Flintlock pocket pistol by Anderson of London, most likely Robert. It measures just 6” overall with a just under 1 ½” screw off brass barrel. The barrel's smoothbore has just staining and residue consistent with age & use. The brass action is signed ‘Anderson’ within engraved martial arms on one side and the reverse ‘London’ within martial arms. The underside of the action has English proofs and the barrel is numbered ‘1’. It has a steel cock, frizzen pan, sliding safety catch feature and concealed folding trigger. The pistol’s bag shaped wood grip is undamaged. The grip has an inlaid silver disc engraved with stylised ‘JC’ monogram. 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 21704 (drawers office)
£575.00

C1840 Conway (Thomas of Manchester Or Samuel of Stockport Cheshire) 120 Bore Double Barrel, Over & Under, Percussion Pocket Pistol With Concealed Folding Trigger & Revolving / Turn Over Barrel Block & Screw Off Barrels. Sn 21709 - 21709
Thomas Conway was an English Gunsmith with premises in Manchester at 179 Chapel Street, 3 Market Street & 43 Blackfriars Street, Deansgate between 1803-1852. Samuel Conway was an English Cheshire based Gunsmith. In 1840 he is recorded as having premises at 4 Middle Hillgate Stockport (see page 196 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol.2). This is an original percussion pocket pistol with revolving, over & under screw off barrels by Conway made circa 1840 by either Thomas or Samuel Conway. It's steel barrels are 1 ¾” in length (6” overall). Its steel frame is undamaged. The barrels smooth bores have staining & residue consistent with age & use. The action has lightly tooled foliate decoration. On one side it has panel with the faint but readable makers name ‘Conway’. There are no other visible maker or proof marks. The pistol's bag shaped Walnut grip is undamaged and inlaid void silver escutcheon. The pistol has a safety feature forward of the trigger guard which consists of a hooked flange which prevents the percussion cap on the unfired bottom barrel from being struck by accident and it has a sliding safety bolt. The pistol has a folding trigger & cocks and dry fires crisply. The revolving barrel action is smooth & firm. 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 21709 (drawers office)
£675.00

SOLD SOLD (07/07) **Napoleonic Battle Of Trafalgar Era**Georgian, English Board Of Ordnance Marked Enfield Tower, Long Sea Service .577” Regulation Calibre, Flintlock Pistol With Belt Bar & Regulation Brass Fittings Including Cudgel Butt. Sn 21702 - 21702
During the 18th century the British Royal Navy began standardising their Naval small arms. One such weapon was the Sea Service flintlock pistol. These weapons were used by the British Royal Navy throughout the Wars with neighbouring France 1750- 1815 and saw service at the famous Naval Battle of Trafalgar 21st October 1805. This original Georgian, Tower, Long Sea Service Pistol is in excellent condition. It is 19 ½” long with a 12” smooth bore barrel which is Regulation .577" calibre. The barrel’s bore has just light staining consistent with age and use. The barrel is crisply stamped with English black powder proof marks. The all original full wood stock has just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age and has ‘H’ inspection mark (illustrated). The stock has an iron belt bar which has a small ‘Crown’ inspection mark. It has regulation brass furniture including cudgel butt. The pistol has its original wood ram rod with brass end cap. The lock is crisply marked 'Tower' (Enfield) & ‘Crown GR’ (George Rex) together with small ordnance ‘Crown Arrow’ mark. All metal work is excellent and undamaged. The cock is fitted with flint. The lock functions crisply. NB As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a display or collection. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21702
£0.00

Portuguese Contract, 1876 Dated, .577 Calibre Snider Mark III Cavalry Carbine, by BSA&M Co, Birmingham. Sn - 21678
This is a Portuguese contract, 1876 dated, Snider mark III Cavalry Carbine by BSA&M Co, Birmingham. The carbine was in a consignment of 1200 cavalry carbines ordered in 1895. Britain and the Portuguese share the oldest military and political alliance in history. The carbines barrel has Birmingham 25 bore proof marks (.577 calibre) with crowned acceptance marks stamped into it. The carbine is fitted with the later mark III Snider breech which is stamped BSA CO SNIDER PATENT with an arrow and a government acceptance stamp. The lock plate is stamped with the queens crown over GP (Government of Portugal) BSA & Co 1876 (date). The barrel is retained by a single Baddley band and has 3 groove rifling that has staining & residue consistent with age and use. The right side of the barrel near the breech is stamped T129. There is no cleaning rod fitted which is normal for a Snider cavalry carbine, the old ram rod channel being fitted with a wood dowel. The carbine has the usual bumps and knocks consistent with use and age. The carbine is complete with its original brass butt plate with the extended tang, and trigger guard. The cocking and firing actions are crisp. The carbine measures 38” in length with a 19 ½ ” barrel. The price includes UK delivery. NB 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. Sn 21678
£895.00

Enfield Pattern, 2 Band .577 Calibre Percussion Crimean War Contract Carbine, by Robert Hughes Universal Fire Arms Works, Birmingham. Sn - 21674
This is an Enfield Pattern, 2 Band percussion Crimean War contract carbine by Robert Hughes Universal Fire Arms Works, Birmingham, a maker of quality guns. Many of these carbines were made in Liege so the government contract for guns for the Crimean War between 1852 & 1856 could be fulfilled. This is one of the Belgian made carbines. The carbine has Belian Liege (ELG) proof marks on the breech of the barrel together with Birmingham 25 bore proof marks (.577 calibre) and with government acceptance marks on the top of the knockform on top of the breech. The lock plate is stamped with the queens crown over VR (Victoria Regina) TOWER and a military acceptance stamp. The ramp and ladder rear sight is unusual in that it has flat ramps and is graduated to 1300 yards instead of the normal 600 yards. The barrel is retained by Palmer barrel bands and has 3 groove rifling that has staining & residue consistent with age and use. The carbine has the Robert Hughes Universal Fire Arms Works, Birmingham roundel impressed into the right hand side of the stock and is in good condition with only minor bumps and knocks consistent with use and age. The rifle is complete with its original brass butt plate with the extended tang, fore end block and trigger guard. The cocking and firing actions are crisp. The carbine measures 40” in length with a 24” barrel. The price includes UK delivery. NB 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. Sn 21674
£895.00

**NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA**C1800 British Militia Officer's Archer Marked Brown Bess .750” Musket Bore Flintlock Musket & Original John Gill Socket Bayonet. Sn 21639 - 21639
This is an original British Militia Officer's Brown Bess flintlock musket. It measures 54 ½” overall length with a 38 ½” round steel barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel has English black powder proofs. The barrel has a block fore sight. It has its original lock plate which is crisply marked by the maker ‘Archer’ (there were many gunsmiths named Archer working in both London & the Provinces in the era). It has its original walnut stock which has just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. It has its original iron ramrod and brass furniture including butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang, fore end block and ram rod flutes. The cocking and firing mechanisms work crisply. The metal work has even patina throughout. The musket comes with an original Brown Bess pattern socket bayonet. The clean triangular blade is 16” in length and it measures 21” overall. The blade is marked by the maker John Gill (recorded working with his father Thomas Gill in London 1807 "Sword Cutler & Gunmaker", 83 St James’s Street, London. John Gill also recorded in Birmingham 1805-1817). 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 21639
£1,495.00

**SOLD**LAYAWAY 2/5** American Civil War / Crimean War Era, Model 1843 Luttich, Imperial Russian PJ Malherbe Liege Contract, British Brunswick Pattern .70 Calibre Percussion Rifle With 2 Groove Rifling, Patchbox & Moulded Lead Belted Balls. - 21663
This extremely rare, Luttich Model Imperial Russian British Brunswick Pattern Rifle was produced in Liege, Belgium by PJ Malherbe under contract for the Russian Government. The Russians adopted a copy of the British Pattern 1837 Brunswick Rifle as their rifled arm for limited issue to rifle regiments in 1843, and called it the M-1843 Luttich Carbine. Until the adoption of a smaller bore, rifled long arm in 1856 for general issue to the entire Russian infantry, this was the only rifled long arm in Russian service. These unique rifles were roughly .70 calibre and used a special two groove rifling that turned at a very fast rate of one complete turn in the length of the 30” barrel. The very deep rifling grooves were designed to accept the moulded belt that went around the round ball that the rifle was originally designed to fire. The Russians adopted a belted sugar loaf conical bullet instead of the British round ball, and used this conical projectile and these rifles to good effect against the British during the Crimean War. According to the Congressional Report on imported arms, issued by the second session of congress in 1862, approximately 22,000 Russian arms were imported by the U.S Government in the early days of the American Civil War, most in December of 1861. It is generally assumed that these were all large calibre, smooth bore arms. However, since it is known Russian arms were purchased, and since it is also well known that the arms were often misclassified (arms that looked similar were often grouped together even if of different origin), there is the possibility that some of these rifles were imported. The Ordnance Department may have categorized these rifles as Belgian (based upon the maker mark) or a British (based upon their appearance). This original M1843 rifle is in excellent overall condition and is 100% complete and original. The gun has a 30” Damascus steel barrel (46" overall). The barrels bore has just light staining consistent with age and use and deep cut correct 2 groove rifling. The barrel has a heavy sabre bayonet bar (designed to accept the Russian version of the British Brunswick sabre bayonet). The original graduated long-range rear site (that was supposedly developed by Colt) is present just forward of the breech, and the iron blade front site present at the end of the barrel. The gun has regulation pattern brass furniture, including the butt plate, fore end cap, trigger guard with extended tang and patch box with hinged lid (the box contains 5 moulded belted lead balls). The rifle retains both of its original sling swivels, as well as the original heavily cupped steel ramrod. The back action lock is clearly marked 'PJ Malherbe A Liege' together with inspection mark and the butt plate tang is marked '944' (repeated on the action) together with an engraved Imperial Russian Imperial symbol. The metal work has other inspection proof marks (illustrated).A brass disc located on the wrist of the gun has the correct Imperial Russian Royal Cypher. The action of the gun works crisply, with both full cock and half cock operating crisply. The stock is all original & complete with just the light bumps and bruises to be expected. While we may never know for sure if these Brunswick rifles ever made it to the US for Civil War use, we do know that they were rare and special weapons during their service with the Russian army in Crimea. Today only a handful of these rifles are known to exist. Whether your collecting specialty is simply European long arms of the Victorian Era, the Crimean War, English arms and their derivatives or Civil War era arms, this is a rifle that could easily be the centre piece of an advanced collection. It is 100% complete and original. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21663
£0.00

**FACTORY NICKEL PLATED**C1860’s American Remington .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Double Barrelled Derringer. Sn 21656 - 21656
The design of the Remington double derringer was little changed by Remington during a production run of nearly 70 years. This is an excellent fully functioning example. The pistol has two 3" barrels and measures 5" overall making it easy to conceal and therefore popular with Wild West Gamblers. The top of the barrel rib is stamped 'REMINGTON Arms Co Ilion NY’. The underside of the bottom barrel has partially visible numbers '*21*'. It has a sheathed trigger & undamaged original finely chequered gutta percha hard rubber grips. The pistol’s factory nickel plated finish has small areas of wear consistent with age and use. The barrel’s rifled bores have staining consistent with age and use. Its loading cocking and firing actions work crisply. The price for this iconic piece of American Wild West 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 part of a collection or display. Sn 21656 (drawers office)
£1,095.00
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