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SOLD SOLD (25/11) British East India Company (EIC) Native Troops Pattern 1839/42 .750 Musket Calibre Percussion Service Musket. Sn 20169 - 20169
This is an original British British East India Company Native Troops Pattern 1839/42 .750 Musket Calibre Percussion Service Musket. The side plate is marked with EIC’s rampant Lion mark . It has all original wood stock with brass furniture. The brass trigger guard has Indian script marks indicating native troops use. The rifle also has its original bayonet catch, iron ramrod, steel sling swivels, block fore sight and fixed rear sight. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue to be expected with age and native service use. Total length is 55" with a 39" barrel. The barrel has proofs. The cocking & firing actions work crisply. This is an antique percussion rifle 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 20169
£0.00

**MINT BORE**ZULU WAR ERA**1877 British WD Enfield Martini Henry .577x 450 MK II, Short Lever Service Rifle With Later 1900 Nepalese Native Scouts ‘NS NEP’ Mark Indicating Re-Issue After British Service. Sn 20166 - 20166
This is an excellent Zulu War Era 1877 dated, Martini Henry .577x 450, MK II, Short Lever Service Rifle. It has excellent all original woodwork which has a clear WD Enfield roundel stamp impressed into the stock (illustrated inset in image 3) and additional ‘1900 KKA’ ( Kirkee Arsenal) mark indicating later re-isssue to the British Army in India after British Service. The metal work is undamaged, has Victorian WD ordnance/ proof marks and has nice finish throughout. The right action plate is stamped ‘Crown 'VR' (Victoria Regina) Enfield and dated '1877'. The barrel is marked ‘N.S. N.E.P’ again indicating re-issue for Nepalese Native Scouts. It also has the correct MK II designation stamp. The rifle’s bore is near mint, clean & bright with crisp rifling. The rifle’s loading & firing mechanisms work crisply. It is complete with original steel cleaning rod, sling swivels & bayonet lug. It has a steel butt plate, flip up ladder sight and block & blade fore sight. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre, antique weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 20166
£1,495.00

1849 Dated French Light Infantry Model 1842 Tulle Arsenal .73” Calibre Percussion Musket Carbine Regiment Or Unit Marked ‘E.1’. Sn 20167 - 20167
Model 1842 Musket was developed from the preceding Model 1840. The arms were the first percussion weapons adopted for general service in the French army. The Model 1842 barrel is forged with an integral bolster that is flush with the barrel. The Model 1840 was not produced in any quantity before being replaced. Both models were produced in two lengths, one for the regular infantry and a short version for light infantry. The French Model 1842 percussion musket was bought and used by both the Union and Confederate Army in small quantities during the American Civil War. The weapons were the first to employ a back-action lock. This is a very good original 1849 dated French Light Infantry Model 1842 Tulle Arsenal .73” Calibre Percussion Musket Carbine. It has even patina to the metal work throughout. It has a heavy military percussion hammer and the action plate is crisply engraved with French Tulle Arsenal detail. Its 30" barrel (45 ½” overall) has a smooth bore. The bore has just light staining consistent with age and use. The barrel and wood stock are stamped with proof/inspection marks including a roundel. The barrel is date marked ‘1849’, numbered 1386 and the barrel tang ‘Mle 1842’ (model). Number 1386 is repeated on the wood (there are 3 pierced holes over the stock number indicating that an absent badge may have been mounted at some point in its life). It has its original iron ramrod & sling swivels. The carbine also has a block fore sight, 'v' notch plate rear sight, brass fore end block, brass trigger guard & brass butt plate which has inspection marks and Regiment or Unit mark ‘E.1’. The rifle cocks & dry fires crisply. The price for this musket worthy of further research regarding the regiment mark includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion muzzle loader no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 20167
£795.00

**MINT BORE**Victorian 1886 British WD MK IV Enfield Martini Henry .577x .450 Obsolete Calibre Long Lever Service Rifle & Wilkinson Sword WD 1898 Dated Pattern 1887 MK III Sword Bayonet & Scabbard. Sn 20179 - 20179
This is an original British WD MK IV 1888 dated .577x .450 Martini Henry, long lever service rifle with bayonet & scabbard. It has its original woodwork throughout. The wood has just light bumps and bruises consistent with age and service use. It has a block & blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels, steel cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The 33” steel barrel’s bore is near mint, clean and bright with crisp rifling. The barrel has WD inspection / proof marks. The metal work has even patina. The action works crisply. The action is stamped on the right side Crown VR (Victoria Regina) Enfield, ‘Mark IV’ designation and dated '1886' together with inspection mark. Included is an original 1898 Dated Pattern 1887 MK III Sword Bayonet & Scabbard. This bayonet is the MK III pattern of 1887 with no fullers to the blade (see page 163 item B207 of Skennerton’s British & Commonwealth Bayonets). The blade carries a Queen’s Crown over "V.R."(Victoria Regina) and the date "5 98" (May 1898) together with Wilkinson Sword Company London. The reverse has WD arrow inspection mark. The spine of the blade also has inspection marks. The polished steel blade is in very good condition and measures 18 ½” long. The chequered hard boiled leather grips are undamaged. The cross guard has the correct rolled end and muzzle ring. The pommel has a push button release which works as it should. The pommel is numbered ‘10394’. It is complete with original brass mounted leather scabbard. All leather & stitching are intact. 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 part of a collection or display. Sn 20179
£1,495.00

C1850 English John Manton & Son London 15 Bore, Muzzle Loading, Double Barrel Percussion Sporting Shotgun. Sn 20088 - 20088
The famous English gunsmiths John Manton (1752-1834) & Son, George Henry (1789-1854) worked at Dover Street Piccadilly London. Between C1833 to 1844 George Henry Manton went into partnership with the Gunsmith William Hudson. The partnership continued to trade under the name Manton & Son (see page 170 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This is a double barrel sporting shotgun by John Manton & Son. It has 27” smooth bore barrels with flat top barrel rib. The barrel’s bores have just light staining consistent with age and use. The barrel rib is signed ‘John Manton & Son Dover Street London’. The weapon has a brass bead fore sight. The action has scroll foliate engraved decoration and both action plates are signed by the maker ‘Jno Manton & Son Patent’ & have game birds in the field scenes. It has double Dolphin hammers and double triggers. The shotgun’s cocking and firing actions work crisply. The shotgun’s stock has chequered panel wrist and fore stock, Trigger guard with extended tang & Pineapple finial & steel butt plate with extended tang. The top of the wrist has an inlaid white metal escutcheon with engraved stylised initials monogram. The shotgun has an ebonised wood ram rod with brass end cap. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 20088
£495.00

C1850 English Charles (Chas) Osborne Birmingham & London 15 Bore, Muzzle Loading, Double Barrel Percussion Sporting Shotgun. A 579 - A 579
Charles (Chas) Osborne commenced trading under his own name C1845 in Lichfield Street, Birmingham but by 1855 he was in Whittall Street, Birmingham where he maintained premises right up until 1928 when the business was acquired by Skimin & Wood, a highly respected gunmaker to the trade. Osborne first opened for business in London in 1881 in the vicinity of Houses of Parliament in 1885 where he stayed until the business left London in 1928. Charles Osborne became a Limited company in 1896. This is a double barrel sporting shotgun by Charles (Chas) Osborne. It has 26” smooth bore barrels with flat top barrel rib. The barrel’s bores have staining consistent with age and use. The weapon has a brass bead fore sight. The action has scroll foliate engraved decoration and both action plates are signed by the maker ‘Chas Osborne’. It has double Dolphin hammers and double triggers. The shotgun’s cocking and firing actions work crisply. The shotgun’s stock has chequered panel wrist and fore stock & steel butt plate. The shotgun has its original wood ram rod with brass end cap. The underside of the shoulder stock has an inlaid void white metal escutcheon. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 579
£595.00

**LARGE**English 1846-1860 John Sampson Liverpool 6 Bore Percussion Wild Fowling Piece / Punt Gun. Sn 20130 - 20130
John Sampson was a Liverpool based Gunsmith recorded as working between 1846 & 1860 (see page 103 of English Gunmakers by Bailey & Nie). This is an excellent large percussion fowling piece/ punt gun by John Sampson. It is 6 bore and has a 36” steel barrel with flat top rib near the breech. It measures 52” overall length. Its smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age & use. It has a walnut stock with chequered panels at the wrist & Fore stock. The steel trigger guard with extended tang, steel butt plate tang, action and Dolphin hammer have engraved scrollwork decoration. The action is crisply signed ‘J. Sampson’. The top of the barrel is signed ‘J. Sampson 21 South John Street Liverpool’. The barrel has a small post foresight. Its cocking & firing action works crisply. It has a wood ram rod with steel end cap. The price for this large fowling piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of collection or display. Sn 20130
£1,200.00

**MINT BORE**1880 American Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action .45-75 Winchester Centre Fire Calibre Buffalo / Big Game Hunting Rifle. Sn 20129 - 20129
The Winchester Model 1876 was a heavier-framed rifle than the Model 1866 or Model 1873 and was the first to be chambered for full-powered centre fire rifle cartridges, as opposed to rim fire cartridges or handgun-sized centre fire rounds. The .45-75 Winchester is a centerfire rifle cartridge developed in 1876 for the newly designed Winchester Model 1876 lever-action rifle. Winchester Repeating Arms Company introduced the rifle and cartridge at the United States Centennial Exposition. The Model 1876 rifle used an enlarged version of the famous Winchester Model 1873 action to offer a lever-action repeating rifle using cartridges suitable for big-game hunting. The cartridge and rifle enjoyed brief popularity with Gilded Age American hunters including Theodore Roosevelt, and was issued to the Canadian North-West Mounted Police and to Texas Rangers. This is an excellent original example of the 1876 lever action rifle in the large 45-75 Winchester centre fire calibre. It has a 28” barrel which has a near mint bore, clean and bright with crisp rifling & measures 49" overall length. It has all original Walnut woodwork and blued metal work with original finish. The breech tang is crisply stamped 'Model 1876' and the top of the barrel is stamped 'Winchester Repeating Arms Co New Haven CT King’s Improvement Patented March 29 1866 October 16 1860’ (the patent refers to a convenient new type of loading gate, devised by Winchester plant superintendent Nelson King ‘King’s Improvement’). The weapon is serial number 13436 which dates its manufacture to 1880. It has an adjustable flip up graduated rear sight, blade foresight , steel butt plate with brass sliding trap, steel fore end block, sliding breech dust cover and full length tube magazine. It's lever, loading and firing actions 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 20129
£3,950.00

**MINT BORE**1891 Winchester USA Model 1886 Lever Action .40-82 WCF Obsolete Calibre 'Buffalo' Rifle With Octagonal Barrel & Full Length Tube Magazine. Sn 20128 - 20128
The Winchester Model 1886 was a lever-action repeating rifle designed by John Browning to handle some of the more powerful cartridges of the period such as the Black powder 'Buffalo' round & as was favoured for hunting large game such as Grizzly Bear, Bull Elk and Bison. This is a rare, very good, original example of the Model 1886 chambered in UK Obsolete .40-82 WCF (Winchester Centre Fire). The .40.82 WCF round has a higher muzzle velocity than many other black powder cartridges and gained a favourable reputation for hunting large game (see page 128 of the book ‘Cartridges Of The World’ by Barnes). The rifle has a 26" octagonal barrel & measures a large 45" overall. The top of the barrel is stamped with calibre detail 40-82 WCF. The barrel’s bore has is near mint clean and bright with crisp rifling. It has all original Walnut woodwork and metal with even patina throughout. The breech tang is crisply stamped 'Model 1886' and the top of the barrel is stamped ' Manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Co New Haven, Conn USA'. The underside of the action has crisp 1884 & 1885 patent detail. The weapon is serial number 57971 which dates its manufacture to 1891. It has a 'buckhorn' rear sight, steel butt plate and full length 9 round tube magazine. It's lever, loading and firing actions 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 20128
£3,250.00

**MINT BORE**Remington USA 1879 Contract Argentine ‘Modelo Argentino 1879 EN (Ejercito Nacional /National Army)’ Rolling Block .43 Spanish Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre Infantry Rifle. Sn 20127 - 20127
An excellent Remington Argentine military contract 'Rolling Block' infantry rifle in .43 Spanish Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre. The Remington Rolling Block rifle was a breech-loading rifle produced from the mid-1860s into the early 20th century by E. Remington and Sons (later Remington Arms Company). The action was extremely strong, and could easily withstand the increased pressure of the new smokeless powders coming into use by the late 1880s. This example in 43 Spanish calibre was no doubt an Argentine Government contract weapon. These rifles were designated ‘Modelo Argentino 1879 EN’. It has a 34 ½” barrel (51 ½” overall). The barrel's rifled bore is near mint clean & bright with crisp rifling. The rifle has an external hammer, bayonet bar, sling swivels, block and blade fore sight and ladder rear sight. The woodwork and metal work are both undamaged. The woodwork has only the minor bumps and bruises from normal use which is to be expected of a weapon of this age and the metal has excellent blue finish. The action tang has Remington’s patents. It's loading and firing actions work crisply. The price includes UK delivery. 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 20127
£975.00
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