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1868 British Army In India Enfield Tower 1861 Pattern, 2 Band .600 Calibre Percussion Service Rifle With Native Indian Brass Decoration & Brown Leather Sling. Sn 16769 - 16769
This is an original British Enfield 1861 Pattern 2 band muzzle loading percussion rifle. The action plate is stamped With Queens Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and by the manufacturer ‘Tower’ (Enfield) together with 1868 date. It has all original walnut wood work which has bumps and bruises consistent with age and use, brass butt plate, brass fore end block and brass trigger guard with extended tang. The wood near to the breech has 5 decorative brass plate’s most likely applied by a British Army In India native Indian soldier. The rifle has its original steel ramrod, ladder rear sight, bayonet bar, fixed fore sight & sling swivels fitted with brown leather sling. The barrel’s 32” barrel is stamped with inspection / proof marks. It’s rifled bore has staining consistent with age and use. The cocking & firing actions work perfectly. 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 16769
£975.00

Victorian, British Lacy & Co London, Officer’s Private Purchase Enfield 1839 Pattern .750 Calibre Percussion Service Musket. Sn 16768 - 16768
John George Lacy was an English London based Gunsmith first recorded as being in business between 1811-1815. In 1815 he went into partnership with David William Witton and they traded as Lacy & Co until 1833 at various London addresses including 63 Fenchurch Street and 13 Camomile Street. In 1836 the partnership ended. In 1853 Lacy is again recorded as operating as Lacy & Co (see pages 141 & 177 of British Gunmakers Vol.1 By Brown). This is an original British Enfield 1839 Pattern muzzle loading percussion service musket by Lacy & Co. The action plate is signed by the maker ‘Lacy & Co London’. It has all original walnut wood work which has just bumps and bruises consistent with age and use, brass butt plate, brass fore end block and brass trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle has its original steel ramrod, fixed fore & rear sights & sling swivels. The barrel’s 39” barrel is stamped with proof marks. It’s smooth bore is clean. The cocking & firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB 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. Sn 16768
£1,275.00

Late 1700’s / Early 1800's, English, Marhall & Weatherhead, 54 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 16735 - 16735
This is a flintlock pocket pistol by Marhall & Weatherhead (unknown) in the form popular in the late 1700's early 1800's. It is 7” overall with a 2 ½” screw off barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has residue and staining consistent with age and use. It has impressed black powder proofs on the underside of the action. The action is signed on one side with a decorative cartouche. The other side has the maker or retailer name ‘Marhall & Weatherhead’. The action has a strong spring action and has a steel safety bolt. The hammer is fitted with flint. The bag shaped walnut grip is undamaged. 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 16735
£495.00

Georgian Era British WD Enfield Tower New Land Pattern .650 Carbine Calibre Flintlock Pistol With Safety Bolt & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 16725 - 16725
This is an original New Land Pattern Enfield Tower flintlock pistol. It has all original wood work with brass fittings, including trigger guard with extended tang, fore end block & cudgel butt. It has a heavy military hammer & captive steel ram rod. It measures 15 ½” overall with a 9” round steel barrel. The smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age & use. The action works as it should. The lock plate is marked with the Enfield ‘Tower’ mark partially hidden by its safety bolt & has a WD arrow mark and Georgian Crown with Royal Cypher ‘GR’ (George Rex). The metal work has even patina throughout. 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 16725
£1,200.00

American Hartford Arms Co USA 1878 Patent ‘Challenge’ .30 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 5 Shot Revolver. Sn 16668 - 16668
This ‘Challenge’ Model revolver 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. The American Hartford Arms Co were responsible for producing many of these 1878 patent revolvers with dynamic names and although not bearing their manufacturer mark was most likely made by them. This is an excellent original condition factory nickel plated .30 Rim Fire 5 shot revolver. The top of the 2 ½” octagonal barrel is stamped with the model name ‘Challenge’ and one barrel flat is stamped ' PAT'D APRIL 23 1878'. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘471’. The bore has crisp rifling and just staining and residue to be expected. The cylinder can be removed by depression of a lever on the underside of the frame and removal of the cylinder spigot. The revolver has a shrouded trigger and the action operates correctly, is single action only. It has a blade fore sight, grooved frame rear sight and black vulcanite grips. The price for this revolver worthy of further research 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 16668
£425.00

Mid 18th Century, Spanish Salvador Cenarro (Zenarro) Miquelet Lock .550 Calibre Rifle With Octagonal Barrel & Gold Inlaid Decoration. Sn 16728 - 16728
Miquelet lock is a modern term used by collectors and curators, largely in the English-speaking world, for a type of firing mechanism used in muskets and pistols. It is a distinctive form of snaplock, originally as a flint-against-steel ignition form, once prevalent in Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Balkans, North Africa, the Ottoman Empire and throughout Spain's colonies from the late 16th to the mid 19th Centuries. Salvador Cenarro (Zenarro), recorded from 1724 to 1793 (the year of his death), was a student of Joaquín Celaya, and was named honorary gunsmith to King Carlos III in 1761. He retired on 2 May 1792. This is an attractive, Spanish miquelet rifle by Salvador Cenarro (Zenarro). It is 39” overall length with a 24 ½”, octagonal barrel. Its bore has staining consistent with age & use and crisp rifling. It has a brass blade fore sight and adjustable rear sight. The steel Miquelet lock has an indistinct cartouche inlaid with gold and the trigger guard has the gold inlaid cartouche of Salvador Cenarro (Zenarro). The original Walnut furniture has knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected with age & use and has a decorative steel butt plate. The metal work has even aged patina. The Miquelet lock works. The price for this musket worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As an antique Miquelet lock musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16728
£895.00

QUALITY, C1800 Spanish Andres Mendizabal Miquelet Lock, Irusta Eibar Barrelled 16 Bore Musket With Gold & Silver Inlaid Decoration. Sn 16727 - 16727
Miquelet lock is a modern term used by collectors and curators, largely in the English-speaking world, for a type of firing mechanism used in muskets and pistols. It is a distinctive form of snaplock, originally as a flint-against-steel ignition form, once prevalent in Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Balkans, North Africa, the Ottoman Empire and throughout Spain's colonies from the late 16th to the mid 19th Centuries. This is an attractive, Spanish musket made C1800. It is 51” overall length with a 36 ¼”, 16 bore, round cannon barrel stepped to octagonal towards the breech. Its smooth bore has staining consistent with age & use. It has a silver blade fore sight with silver inlaid decoration and the barrel flats near to the breech has tooled decoration inlaid with gold and barrel maker’s cartouche ‘Irusta’ (working in Eibar Region C1800). The steel Miquelet lock has the maker’s cartouche of ‘Andres Mendizabal’. The original Walnut furniture is excellent, undamaged & has a decorative steel butt plate. The musket has a wood ram rod with polished horn end cap. The Miquelet lock works as it should. The price for this musket worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As an antique Miquelet lock musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display . Sn 16727
£895.00

AS FOUND UN-CLEANED, English, C1840 Baker London 1.5 Bore Percussion Blunderbuss With Brass Cannon Barrel & Integral Folding Bayonet. Sn 16726 - 16726
This an excellent Flintlock Blunderbuss in as found, un-cleaned condition. This Blunderbuss is 30” overall with a 14” brass cannon barrel stepped to octagonal towards the breech with flared muzzle. The smooth bore has just staining & residue consistent with age & use. The flared muzzle opening is a large 36mm (approx. 1.5 Bore). It has a Dolphin hammer, Walnut full stock, brass mounts including butt plate, trigger guard with acanthus bud finial & ramrod flute. The trigger guard and butt plate have engraved foliate decoration. The steel action plate has foliate engraved decoration and is signed 'BAKER' (most likely Ezekiel Baker (1758-1836) was apprentice to the famous English Gun Smith Henry Nock of Wilkinson Sword fame before establishing himself as a quality gunmaker in his own right with various premises in London. Between 1823-1854 Baker is recorded operating as E.Baker & Son at Size Yard, Whitechapel Road , 49 Tenter Street & 7 Union Street, London (his son Ezekiel John Baker died in 1841). Baker was the inventor of the ‘Baker Rifle’ which was adopted by the British Army in 1800 and made quality firearms for Royalty. See page 139 of the book British Gunmakers Volume 1 London by Nigel Brown). The action also has a safety bolt feature. The top of the barrel is signed ‘London’. It has its original wood ramrod with horn end cap and worm with screw off brass cover. The blunderbuss has its original 10 ¼” long integral folding bayonet mounted on top of the barrel which is retained by a spring clip at the muzzle end & sliding catch at the breech. The spring clip works correctly. The triangular blade has a central fuller. The weapon’s cocking and firing actions work as they should. The brass of this piece has even, dark, aged patina and professionally cleaned would look spectacular. The price for this Blunderbuss worthy of further research 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 private collection or display. Sn 16726
£1,695.00

SOLD SOLD (03/04) MINT BORE, Victorian 1878 British WD & EIC BSA & M Co Snider MK III .577 Obsolete Calibre Cavalry Carbine. A 1016 - A 1016
The East India Company (EIC) renowned for its exploration and trading throughout the World had its own Army and Navy. The company was often in conflict with British Governments regarding trade but ultimately would often fight on behalf of the British Government for both their own & British interests. This is an excellent, original British War Dept WD & EIC marked .577 Snider MK III Cavalry Carbine. The Snider action was introduced to British service in 1866 and muzzle loading Enfield Carbines were converted to allow the use of the .577 calibre brass cartridge. They remained in use until the Martini Henry was introduced. This BSA & M Co ((Birmingham Small Arms & Metals Small Heath 1872-1897) cavalry carbine was made in 1878. It has a 19 ¼” barrel (37 ½” overall). The bore is near mint, clean with crisp rifling. It has a brass butt plate with trap and brass trigger guard. The woodwork has just the bumps & bruises to be expected with age & service use. The action plate is crisply marked with the Victoria Crown above ‘EIC’ mark, dated 1878 and has the 'BSA & M Co' (Birmingham Small Arms & Machine Company) manufacturer's stamp together with inspection marks. The top of the breech is stamped 'III' model designation and has WD marks. The hinged breech cover is numbered ‘6672’ together with small inspection mark and correct knurled steel breech release catch. The breech and barrel have WD proof/inspection marks. The carbine has a fixed foresight and adjustable ladder rear sight. The action is strong and works as it should. The price 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 1016
£0.00

Georgian / Victorian Era Indian / Afghan North West Frontier 22 Bore Flintlock Jezail Rifle With Brown Bess East India Company Lock, Wood Stock Ornately Decorated With Mother Of Pearl & Brass. Sn 16687 - 16687
The Jezail was a simple, cost-efficient and often handmade muzzle-loading long arm commonly used in British India, Central Asia and parts of the Middle East. Jezails were generally handmade weapons, and consequently they widely varied in their construction. Jezails were seen as very personal weapons, and unlike the typical military weapons of the time which were very plain and utilitarian, Jezails tended to be well crafted and were usually intricately decorated. Jezails tended to have very long barrels. The firing mechanism was typically either a matchlock or a flintlock. Since flintlock mechanisms were complex and difficult to manufacture, many Jezails used the lock mechanism from captured or broken Brown Bess muskets. The stocks were handmade and ornately decorated, featuring a distinctive curve which is not seen in the stocks of other muskets. The function of this curve is debated; it may be purely decorative, or it may have allowed the Jezail to be tucked under the arm and cradled tightly against the body, as opposed to being held to the shoulder like a typical musket or rifle. During the Anglo Afghan Wars the Jezail was the primary ranged weapon of Afghan warriors and was used with great effect against British troops. This is a good, ornately decorated Indian flintlock Jezail. It has a 47” long steel barrel with flared muzzle and brass barrel bands. The weapon has fixed front and rear sights. The rifle is 22 Bore. The rifled bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. It measures 5 Feet 1 Inch overall length. The action is from a Brown Bess musket and is marked with an East India Company Rampant Lion mark. Its wood stock is intricately hand inlaid with pieces of Mother of Pearl and brass. It has the typical Jezail curved butt. The wood and metal have the wear and patina to be expected of a native Indian weapon of its age. As is common with these old native weapons the hammer and trigger move but it does not cock & dry fire. 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 collection or display. Sn 16687
£575.00
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