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SOLD SOLD (19/07) *Rare/Late* 1936-1939 BSA Club No4 (C Prefix) .177 Air Rifle. 21770. - 21770
In January 1936, the Club No 4’s trigger block changed from CS to a C prefix and numbering started from C1. Numbering was not concurrent with the A prefixed rifles as factory ledgers suggest, C1 left the factory on 27/01/1936 whilst AI left BSA on 07/05/1036. Just over 2500 No 4’s were made between 1935 & 1939. This is a very good B.S.A. Model No.4 Aka 'Club' .177 Calibre Underlever Air Rifle. These rifles were a follow on from the 'Club Special' model and are rare as only approx. 3,000 were made in their production run between 1936-1939 (see page 139 of The Book of the BSA Air Rifle 1905-1939 by John Milewski- available on our website). It has all original wood and metal work which is excellent, with ribbed butt and concealed trap showing very minor signs of age-related wear. The underside of the stock is impressed ’14 ¼’ (inches stock length). The wrist of the wood stock has the correct chequered panels with raised 'BSA’ motifs. It measures 43 ½” overall with a 19” barrel. It has a pinched blade foresight and adjustable rear sight. It is marked ‘1’ (.177 calibre’ above the loading port. The weapon has the correct 'C' prefix serial number 'C 1642' which dates it to 1938. The rifle loads and fires as it should (8.82 ft/lb). The price for this rare BSA air rifle includes UK delivery. 21770.
£0.00

1933 B.S.A. 2nd Series Club Standard .177 Calibre Underlever Air Rifle 'CS' Prefix Serial Number. Sn 21772. - 21772
This is a B.S.A. Club Standard .177 Calibre Underlever Air Rifle. Production of the Club Special ran between 1924 - 1936 (See page 128 of ‘The Book of the BSA air rifle 1905-1939’ by John Milewski which is available separately on our website & page 29 of Hiller's book ‘The Collector's Guide to Air Rifles’). It has all original wood and metal work. The wood has knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. It measures 45 ½” overall with a 19 ½ ” barrel. Its rifled bore is clean and bright. It has a blade foresight & adjustable dial rear sight. The wrist of the wood stock has the correct chequered ‘BSA’ panels and ribbed butt with trap. The underside of the wood is impressed ’14 ¼’ (stock length in inches). The breech at the loading port is numbered ‘1’ (.177 calibre). The weapon has the 'CS' prefix serial number ‘CS 34171’ which is in the serial number range for 1933 production. The weapon’s loading and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. 21772.
£475.00

Cambridge University Rifle Volunteers White Metal Shoulder Belt Plate. Sn 7530. - 7530
This is an original Victorian white metal shoulder belt plate. It consists of the arms of Cambridge University with entwined initials C.U.R.V. as a monogram at the top. The rear has its original 3 fixing posts. The plate is clean and un-damaged. The Cambridge University Rifle Volunteers were formed in 1803 when there were fears of an invasion by the French. It was 'formally' raised in 1860 and grew to 500 troops by the time of the Boer War. A detachment was sent to South Africa to augment the SUFFOLK REGIMENT. It was the only university to see active service in that conflict. This earned them the battle honour ' SOUTH AFRICA 1900-01' The C.U.R.V. became the ' Cambridge University Officer Training Corps' in 1908 and is now a part of the U.K. Territorial Army. The price for this belt plate includes UK delivery. 7530. (Buckles & Badges Drawer)
£175.00

*Scarce* WWI New Zealand Artillery Cap Badge by Gaunt & Sons London. BA 455. - BA 455
The Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery is the artillery regiment of the New Zealand Army. It is effectively a military administrative corps and can comprise multiple component regiments. This nomenclature stems from its heritage as an offshoot of the British Army's Royal Artillery. In its current form it was founded in 1947 with the amalgamation of the regular and volunteer corps of artillery in New Zealand. In 1958 in recognition of services rendered it was given the title the Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery. This excellent cap badge bears the makers mark ‘Gaunt of London’ (J R Gaunt & Son established in Birmingham in 1884 by James Richard Gaunt and son Charles Frederick Gaunt (both previously employed by Firmin & Sons); specialised in manufacturing military and uniform buttons; 1899 incorporated as limited company; opened London offices in 1905; after first world war bought up a number of button and insignia makers, including Jennens & Co Ltd of London in 1925; became part of Firmin group in 1991. Large collection of material with Birmingham Museum. In very good condition, the price includes UK delivery.. BA 455. (Buckles & Badges Drawer)
£125.00

WWI Corps of Royal Engineers Badge by Gaunt & Sons London. BA 455. - BA 456
The Corps of Royal Engineers, usually called the Royal Engineers (RE), and commonly known as the Sappers, is the engineering arm of the British Army. It provides military engineering and other technical support to the British Armed Forces and is headed by the Chief Royal Engineer. The Corps Headquarters and the Royal School of Military Engineering are in Chatham in Kent, England. The corps is divided into several regiments, barracked at various places in the United Kingdom and around the world. This excellent badge bears the makers mark ‘Gaunt of London’ (J R Gaunt & Son established in Birmingham in 1884 by James Richard Gaunt and son Charles Frederick Gaunt (both previously employed by Firmin & Sons); specialised in manufacturing military and uniform buttons; 1899 incorporated as limited company; opened London offices in 1905; after first world war bought up a number of button and insignia makers, including Jennens & Co Ltd of London in 1925; became part of Firmin group in 1991. Large collection of material with Birmingham Museum. In very good condition, the price includes UK delivery. BA 456. (Buckles & Badges Drawer)
£95.00

SOLD SOLD (19/07) Post WWI 11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own) Cap Badge. BA 457. - BA 457
The 11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own) was a cavalry regiment of the British Army established in 1715. It saw service for three centuries including the First World War and Second World War but then amalgamated with the 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales' Own) to form the Royal Hussars in 1969. The regiment was formed at Colchester in July 1715 by Philip Honeywood as Honeywood's Regiment of Dragoons, one of 16 raised in response to the 1715 Jacobite rising. It fought in the Battle of Preston that ended the revolt in England and while many of these formations were disbanded in 1718, Honeywood's remained in being. In the 1920s, it garrisoned Egypt and India and, in 1928, became one of the first British cavalry units to mechanise. The regiment then deployed to Egypt and Palestine for much of the 1930s, manning the border with Italian Cyrenaica during the Abyssinian crisis and suppressing the Arab Revolt. This heavy badge is in very good condition, the price includes UK delivery. BA 457. (Buckles & Badges Drawer)
£0.00

**MINT BORE**Original Cased, American Civil War Era, Remington 1858 Army New Model 6 Shot, .44 Calibre Single Action Revolver With Accessories. Sn 21855 - 21855
The Remington 1858 Army New Model Revolvers were used during the American Civil War and the design was the beginning of a successful line of medium and large frame percussion revolvers. Due to limited availability of Colt 1860 Army Revolvers at the time, large numbers of the Remington revolver were ordered by the U.S. Government. It was favoured for its durability. This is an excellent original Civil War Era, Model 1858 Army New Model, Large frame, .44 calibre, revolver. The pistol has an 8" octagonal barrel and measures 14" overall. The barrel’s bore is near mint clean and bright with crisp rifling. It has a post fore sight, grooved frame rear sight & captive lever ramrod. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘16411’. The top barrel flat is signed ‘Patented Sept 14 1858 E. Remington& Sons Ilion New York USA New Model’. The frame and barrel have factory inspectors marks (illustrated). The metal work has original blue finish & it has a brass trigger guard. Its original walnut grips are excellent and undamaged. The pistol’s single action firing mechanism works crisply. The pistol is complete with its original fitted wood case. The centre of the exterior of the lid is inlaid with void brass plate. The case has a brass lock (key absent) and 2 hook fasteners. The inside of the case is lined with felt & contoured to snugly fit the pistol. It has compartments for accessories which consist of an ebonised wood handled cleaning brush, an ebonised wood rod , a cloth patch and 5 moulded lead balls. The inside of the lid has an original clean Remington trade label (illustrated). The price for this excellent cased piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique cap & ball percussion revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21855
£2,975.00

American Civil War Era, Sharps New Model 1863 Cavalry Carbine .50-70 Government Centre Fire Obsolete Caliber converted from .52 Combustible Cartridge With Lawrene Pellet Lock Converted to by the U.S. Government. Sn - 21852
This is an American Civil War Era Sharps New Model 1863 cavalry carbine that was originally a fired with a .52 combustible cartridge and was primed by the patented Lawrence pellet primer. After the American Civil War, these guns were converted by the Government to take the .50-70 centre fire government cartridge. This carbine has 3 bore rifling as part of its conversion which means that the carbine kept the original barrel which was sleeved to take the .50-70 Government cartridge as opposed to a new barrel being fitted. As part of this conversion, the Lawrence primer internal mechanism was deleted and the patch box removed but retained the original cut out toe butt plate. This rifle is stamped PAT 12th 1848 together with the letter F on the left hand side of the breech. The right hand side of the breech is stamped C.SHARPS PAT OCT 25TH 1852 and R.S.LAWRENCE APRIL 12th 1859. The tang has the serial number C28650 stamped on the top. The carbine is fitted with the correct ladder rear sight and the saddle bar and ring. The carbine has crisp near mint 3 groove rifling. The weapon’s loading, cocking and firing actions work crisply. As an obsolete calibre antique firearm, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21852
£2,250.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 28/06) **ALL MATCHING NUMBERS INCLUDING CYLINDER**EARLY PRODUCTION** 1852-1853, Original Cased, Colt New York .31 Calibre, Cap And Ball, Pocket Model of 1849 Revolver And Accessories. Sn 21853 - 21853
The American Gold Rush of 1848 inspired Colt to produce pocket versions of their legendary 6 shot revolvers. This original Colt made .31 Calibre Cap and Ball, Pocket Model of 1849 Revolver is in superb condition with nice patina throughout and has attractive undamaged walnut grips. It has a 4” barrel and measures 9” overall length. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. The left side of its frame is stamped 'Colts Patent' and the barrel’ Address Saml Colt New York City’. The cylinder is stamped 'Colts Patent’ & ‘No. 30244. It has matching serial numbers '30244' stamped on its barrel block, brass grip frame and butt. The serial number dates the pistol’s production date to between 1852 & 1853. The cylinder has the faint typical die rolled scene depicting a stage coach driver routing hold up men with his Colt revolver. The pistol has a small brass bead foresight and captive lever ram rod. The weapon’s single action firing mechanism works crisply. It is contained in its attractive, original, tailor made, wood case. The case has brass strengthening bands and inlaid brass shield on top of the lid. The case is lined with felt and has compartments which snugly fit the weapon with additional compartments for accessories. The accessory compartments contain a pistol size copper and brass black powder flask, a small quantity of moulded lead balls, a metal container with screw top lid with label which reads ‘Colt’s Patent Repeating Pistols, Army, Navy & Pocket Sizes’, 2 cleaning rods and a cloth patch. The case has original brass lock (key absent) and 2 hook fasteners. The inside of the lid has Colt’s trade label (illustrated). The price for this early production colt pocket includes UK delivery. NB As an antique cap and ball revolver, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21853
£0.00

Extremely Rare, Original, British, 1741 Dated, Tower, 1730 First Long Land Pattern, 46 inch Barrel, Brown Bess .75 inch Calibre, Smooth Bore Musket. Sn - 21851:1
This is an extremely rare, original, unmessed with, British Tower, 1730 First Long Land Pattern, 46 inch barrel Brown Bess .75 inch calibre musket. Very few of these first pattern muskets survive and most are in museums. It is fully brass mounted with the very early and correct Brown Bess mounts. The barrel measures 46 inches and has Crown & GR proof marks stamped near to the breach. The musket measures 61 inches overall. The musket is fitted with a first pattern lock plate which is dated 1741, the period of King George II. The lock plate measures 6 7/8 x 1 ¼ inches and is nicely engraved with TOWER 1841 GR (George II) and has the pronounced banana shape towards the tail. The body of the lock plate, swan necked cock and the top jaw have the correct double line border engraving. The steel frizzen spring has the correct trefoil finial next to the mounting screw. The top jaw screw is slotted only and not pierced. After 1840, there was a bridle added to the frizzen on the lock plate, becoming the double bridal lock plate. This lock plate does not have the later modification. The stock has the earlier ram rod tubes and the wooden ramrod (ash) fits the ramrod tubes nicely and appears to be the original ram rod. All of the screws and fittings are in good condition with little signs of wear. The stock has the tear drop behind the lock plate. The butt of the stock has the 3 step taper on the brass butt plate tang with a small ball at its tip. The brass escutcheon at the wrist is of the Pattern 1730 shape and is held in place by a single screw through trigger guard. The stock is carved round the squared off barrel tang and the breech has the baluster turning in front of the tang. The brass escutcheon is engraved with what is most likely the number 56 which would have the musket issued to the 56th (West Essex) Regiment of Foot. The 56th (West Essex) Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment in the British Army, active from 1755 to 1881. The regiment was originally raised in Northumbria as the 58th Regiment, and renumbered the 56th the following year when two senior regiments were disbanded. The regiment saw service in Cuba at the capture of Havana in the Seven Years' War, and was later part of the garrison during the Great Siege of Gibraltar in the American Revolutionary War. All of these actions occurred after the musket was produced. There is not much wear to the musket and the lock works nicely. The barrel is smooth with a nice patina and the bore has light staining and residue with use. The walnut stock is in a nice condition with no cracks and only minor knocks and bumps with age. This is nice untouched example of a Tower, 1730 First Long Land Pattern, 46 inch Barrel, Brown Bess. See British Military Longarms 1715-1815 by D.W.Bailey and British Military Firearms 1650-1850 by Howard l. Blackmore. Delivery is to the U.K. mainland by arrangement and at cost. Sn 21851:1
£12,750.00

**SUPERB**MINT BORE & ORIGINAL BLUE FINISH**1854 CRIMEA WAR ERA**ALL MATCHING NUMBERS INCLUDING CYLINDER**British Colt London Navy Model 1851.36 Calibre Cap & Ball Revolver. Sn 21810 - 21810
The Colt Model 1851 Navy was a muzzle-loading, single action, cap & ball .36 calibre revolver used during the American Civil War. It was used as a side arm by Cavalry, Infantry, Artillery troops, and Naval forces. The weapons were also favoured by British Officer’s as private purchase side arms during the Crimean War due to their innovative design and ease of loading. During the Crimea War, The British Government ordered 9,000 Colt revolvers. This Colt London Model 1851 Navy revolver is in superb original condition. The pistol has a 7 ½” octagonal steel barrel and measures 13 ½” overall. The barrel’s bore is near mint clean & bright with well defined rifling. The metal work retains its original blue finish also in near mint condition. The weapon has a conical brass post foresight and 'notched hammer' rear sight. It has a captive 'lever' ramrod. The barrel is crisply stamped with manufacturer detail 'Address Col. Colt London'. The cylinder and frame have British Victorian ‘Crown V’ and ‘Crown P’ proof marks and is marked ‘Colt’s Patent’. The pistol has all matching serial numbers '28043' on the barrel block, frame, trigger guard, butt strap & cylinder which dates its manufacturer to 1854 during the Crimea war (1853-1856). The cylinder is also marked Colt’s Patent and has excellent, complete Naval battle scene. The rim of the cylinder has ‘Engaged 16th may 1843’ (representing a Naval battle in which Texas’ Commodore Edwin W. Moore defeated a superior fleet of Mexican warships (in both number of ships and their size) a crucial event during Texas’ struggle for independence). It has undamaged American Walnut grips and the pistol's single action cocking & firing actions work crisply. The price for this superb, historic British London made & assembled Crimea War era Colt revolver includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21810 (in black plastic carry case armoury)
£4,750.00

Extremely Rare, Original, Quality, British, Henry Nock, Number 2 on the Breech, Screwless Lock Volunteer .65 inch Baker Rifle. Sn - 21851:2
This is an extremely rare, original, unmessed with, British Baker rifle (Pattern 1800 Infantry Rifle) by the famous gunsmith Henry Nock. The rifle carries the number 2 stamped on the top of the breech indicating it was number 2 of his production of his Baker rifles. The rifle was invented by Ezekiel Baker and the Baker Rifle muzzle-loading flintlock rifle, was the first British rifle to be used in British service. The rifle was first issued to the Rifle Brigade in 1800 and remained in use until 1838. The rifle is fitted with the rare, enclosed Nock patent screwless lock signed in script H. NOCK with a starburst engraved at the front. The rifle has a 26 inch Damascus steel rifled barrel with an octagonal breech 2 ¾ inches long which is stamped H.NOCK PATENT and No2 on the breech. The barrel is fitted with the Baker sword bayonet to the right hand side of the muzzle. The barrel has 7 groove rifling with a clean bore and well-defined rifling. The standing notch rear-sight is fitted on a shaped foot with a blade foresight. The rifles walnut stock is stocked to 1 ¼ inches from the muzzle and has a split ramrod channel. The stock is fitted with a raised leather covered cheek piece which was a common modification in the field with these rifles. The left hand side opposite the lock with an inspection mark (illustrated). The stock has a baker style hinged patch box to the right hand side of the stock and is complete with its two iron sling swivels. The trigger guard is numbered 437. The rifle is fitted with its correct pan headed swelled ramrod. There is not much wear to the musket and the lock works nicely. The barrel is smooth with a nice patina and the bore has light staining and residue with use. The walnut stock is in a nice condition with only minor knocks and bumps with age. This is nice untouched example of a Baker rifle with a Henry Nock screwlesss lock. See British Military Longarms 1715-1815 by D.W.Bailey and British Military Firearms 1650-1850 by Howard l. Blackmore. Delivery is to the U.K. mainland by arrangement and at cost. Sn 21851:2
£9,750.00
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