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**UNIQUE**1819-1839 British Enfield Tower Baker Pattern / East India Company (EIC), Brown Bess .75” Bore Muzzle Loading Flintlock Musket, Buff Leather Sling & Socket Bayonet By S.Hill. Sn 17469:1 - 17469:1
This is an original Baker Pattern Brown Bess flintlock musket. Labels that accompany this musket state ‘This is the last and most sophisticated of the military Bess. This particular individual example is unique. The lock engraving indicates ownership by the King but there are no records of this ever happening. No other lock will fit this pattern stock. This example appears to have been set up for King’s use, with B/3 date code said to be 1838-39, surely too late to be of use to the Crown, cannot find any reference to this. Leeds pattern room have no idea and say it’s unique. London proof marks plus EIC coat of arms on barrel. Barrel maker Holden. Produced for the EIC between 1819-1839 (see Harding Vol II page 197’. The Bess measures 54 ½” overall length with a 39” round steel barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel has a block fore sight and is numbered ‘RTM 145’. It has its original lock plate which is crisply marked ‘Tower’ (Enfield) together with Crown GR (George Rex) and small ‘crown/3’ inspection mark. It has its original undamaged walnut stock with brass furniture. The Bess has its original iron ramrod and sling swivels fitted with buff leather sling. The hammer is fitted with flint. The cocking and firing mechanisms work as they should. The metal work has even patina throughout. The musket comes with an original Brown Bess pattern socket bayonet. The triangular blade is 17” in length and is faintly marked by the manufacturer ‘S.Hill’ together with ‘Crown/B/13 EX’. The blade has even patina. The 3” socket is marked ‘3/85’. The bayonet fits the Brown Bess. The price for this Brown Bess worthy of further research 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 17469:1
£2,200.00

**MINT BORE**1865 British Officer’s Private Purchase, London Armoury Company (LAC Co) Enfield 1853 Pattern, 3 Band .577 Calibre 3 Band Percussion Rifle, With Nipple Protector & Chain. Sn 17469:2 - 17469:2
This is an original British Officer’s private purchase Enfield 1853 Pattern 3 band muzzle loading percussion rifle. The action plate is stamped With Queens Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and by the manufacturer ‘LAC Co ’ (London Armoury Company) together with 1865 date. It has all original walnut wood work in excellent condition with chequered panels at the wrist and fore stock, brass butt plate, brass fore end block and brass trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle has a steel ramrod, ladder rear sight, fixed fore sight, sling swivels & nipple protector with chain. The barrel’s 39” barrel is stamped with inspection / proof marks and ‘LAC’ marks. It’s bore is near mint, clean & bright with crisp rifling. 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 17469:2
£1,650.00

RARE, C1842-1844 British East India Company (EIC) Bengal Presidency Troops, Lovell’s Type Pattern 1842 E .75” Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Musket With Hanoverian Catch & Leather Sling. Sn 17469:3 - 17469:3
This is an original Pattern 1842 E .75” Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Musket. A Label that accompanies this musket states ‘Lovel type P42 E with Hanovarian Catch 1842-1844 Barrel by Barnett London Baker type ram rod. Issued to EIC Bengal Presidency Troops Troop H (or K) No.4 Man No.49 probably ex Nepalese hoard (IMA CRANMER). Note the P42 E is much less common than the F’. The musket measures 54 ½” overall length with a 39” round steel barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age and use. The barrel has a block fore sight and proof marks’. It has its original lock plate which is crisply marked with the EIC rampant Lion mark. It has its original walnut stock with brass furniture & heavy military hammer. It has an original iron ramrod and sling swivels fitted with leather sling. The wood brass furniture and barrel have markings (interpreted on the label as ‘issued to EIC Bengal Presidency Troops Troop H (or K) No.4 Man No.49’). The cocking and firing mechanisms work as they should. The metal work has even patina throughout. The price for this rare musket worthy of further research 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 17469:3
£1,450.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 25/06) MINT BORE, ALL MATCHING NUMBERS, 1875 Husqvarna Remington USA Swedish Contract Rolling Block 12mm Obsolete Calibre Military Rifle With Frost Resistant Arctic Spruce Stock. Sn 17469:4 - 17469:4
A Swedish Remington 'Rolling Block' 12mm military rifle. 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 type of rifle was used in the Franco/Prussian War, Egyptian War 1882 and The Sudanese War 1884-85. This excellent original Husqvarna Sweden rolling block rifle has a near mint bore, clean & bright with crisp rifling. It has a 36" barrel (53” overall) and has an external hammer, military bayonet bar, block and blade fore sight and graduated ladder rear sight. The frost resistant arctic spruce stock and metal work in the white are both clean & undamaged. The barrel has inspection marks. The action is numbered ‘758’ which is repeated on the wood and barrel. The wood and action are also marked ‘H’ (Husqvarna) above ‘1875’ date. It is complete with sling swivels and steel cleaning rod. It's loading and firing actions work correctly. 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 17469:4
£0.00

**RARE**C1873 British Kynoch Gun Factory converted 11mm / .43 Mauser Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre French Military Chassepot Model 1873 (M1866) Rifle. Sn 17469:5 - 17469:5
This is a British Kynoch Gun Factory converted French Military Chassepot M1866 rifle. After France's defeat in the Franco-Prussian War of 1871, the French government attributed a large portion of blame for the their loss on the Chassepot rifle's poor reliability on the battlefield. At this time the Chassepot utilised the needle fire system, French officials were convinced of the need to adopt a metallic cartridge centre fire system. In 1873, France awarded a contracted to the Kynoch Gun Factory, Aston here in the UK to modify and converted their remaining Chassepot rifles for centre fire. These modified rifles were designated the Chassepot Model 1873 rifle and can be identified by the markings on the barrel and receiver. In 1874 the French adopted the Gras Model 1874 rifle, although Kynoch continued reworking the Chassepot's until the late 1870s. During WWI many of these converted Chassepots were put back into service. It has a 32” barrel. The bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. It has steel furniture. It has the correct Kynoch Aston factory & calibre markings (all illustrated). The original stock is walnut and has just bumps, knocks and bruises to be expected with age and use. The bolt action loading and firing mechanisms work correctly. It is fitted with sling swivels, cleaning rod, ladder rear sight and block & blade fore sight. The price for this rare piece includes UK delivery. N.B 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. Sn 17469:5
£1,150.00

ALL MATCHING NUMBERS INCLUDING BOLT, Swiss Schmidt-Rubin Model 1889 7.5 x 53.5 mm Obsolete Calibre Straight Pull Rifle. Sn 17469:6 - 17469:6
In 1882 Eduard Rubin began testing the first small-calibre copper-jacketed bullet which could successfully withstand high velocities. In 1885, this round was combined with Rudolf Schmidt's first straight-pull action resulting in the Swiss, Schmidt-Rubin Model 1889 7.5 x 53.5 mm Rifle. This is an excellent example with excellent wood and metal work throughout. It measures 51 ½” overall with a 31" barrel. The bore is near mint, clean and bright with crisp rifling. The stock is stamped with Swiss Military marks (illustrated). The breech housing, barrel, bolt and magazine are stamped with matching serial numbers '125121'. Matching number ‘121’ is stamped on the steel butt plate together with Swiss cross mark. It is complete with bayonet bar, sling swivels steel cleaning rod, adjustable rear sight and block & blade fore sight. Its cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB 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 17469:6
£975.00

SOLD SOLD (03/07) MINT BORE, WW1 Era Austrian Kropatschek-Steyr Model 1886 Portuguese Contract Tube Magazine Bolt Action 8mm Obsolete Calibre Rifle. Sn 17469:7 - 17469:7
Alfred Ritter von Kropatschek (March 30, 1838 - 1911) was a General in the Austrian Army and a weapons designer of the late 19th century, who was responsible for several rifle and revolver designs in affiliation with the Steyr Company; these weapons were used by the armed forces of the Austrian Empire and several other nations. His rifles feature a tubular magazine under the barrel similar to a Winchester rifle. One of his designs was sold to the French Navy, and was later adapted by the French Army. Kropatschek patent weapons were used by the French Army and Navy during the First World War. This is an excellent example of a Portuguese contract Kropatschek Steyr Model 1886 rifle . It measures 52" overall with a 32 ¼” barrel. The barrel’s bore is near mint, clean and bright with crisp rifling. It has the correct internal, tubular magazine and its loading and firing mechanisms work correctly. It has all original woodwork which is impressed with Steyr & ‘Crown L.I’ (Luiz I Portugal) roundels . The fore stock has a wood top hand guard stock (thought to be for Colonial use). The breech is stamped with ‘Crown L.I’ (Luiz I Portugal)'. The metal is also stamped 'M 1886’. The rifle is serial number ‘GG996’ which is stamped on the breech, barrel & wood. The bolt is an un-matching number. It is complete with cleaning rod, steel butt plate, sling swivels, block and blade fore sight, graduated ladder rear sight and bayonet stud. 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 17469:7
£0.00

**MINT BORE**1874 & 1890 Dated Dutch Model 1871/88 Beaumont Vitali 11x52R Obsolete Calibre Bolt Action Rifle By P. Stevens Maastricht. Sn 17469:8 - 17469:8
The Beaumont rifle is the first purpose-built cartridge rifle to be used by the Netherlands. Edouard de Beaumont designed the bolt and receiver which has very clean smooth lines with few sharp edges. The bolt is particularly aesthetic with no gripping surface on the cocking piece and bulbous bolt handle. The top of the chamber is drilled with two holes to vent gas away from the shooter in the event of a case rupture. This is a common feature in first generation bolt rifles as early brass cartridges were of varying quality. The rifle chambers the UK obsolete calibre11x52R Beaumont cartridge. P. Stevens of Maastricht was contracted to produce the majority of Beaumont rifles. This example is in excellent condition. It has all original undamaged wood furniture. The stock is stamped with a very faint roundel (to faint to photograph). The barrel length is 32” and it measures 52” overall. The breech is numbered ‘N 539’ which is repeated on the bolt. The barrel is date stamped ‘1874’ and numbered ‘1258’. The butt plate tang is dated ‘1890’ & number ‘1258’. The metal work has other small inspection marks and partially readable ‘P. Stevens Maastricht’. It has an adjustable rear sight, block & blade foresight, safety catch, sling swivels, cleaning rod & correct Vitali fitted magazine. The bore is near mint clean and bright with crisp rifling. The loading & firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17469:8
£975.00

**WW1 GALLIPOLI TAKE HOME**MINT BORE**VERY RARE** Turkish Model 1887 (Mauser 71/84) 9.5mm Black Powder Obsolete Calibre Bolt Action Rifle With Tube Magazine. Sn 17469:9 - 17469:9
The Turkish Model 1887 rifle was the first of a series of rifles produced for the Turkish Army by Mauser of Germany. Its design echoed that of the German Gewehr 71/84 service rifle, being a bolt-action weapon with a tubular magazine beneath the barrel. These weapons saw service at Gallipoli during WW1. This is an excellent original WW1 Turkish Model 1887 service rifle. A label that accompanies this rifle translates the serial number on barrel and breech as number 6972 and states ‘quite possibly a take home from WW1 Gallipoli Campaign’. It has all original wood and metal work which are excellent and undamaged. It is fitted with sling swivels & bayonet lug. It has a steel butt plate, cleaning rod, adjustable graduated ladder rear sight and block & blade fore sight. The breech is crisply marked with Turkish script together with Turkish star with crescent moon marks (illustrated). It has a 29” barrel and measures 49” overall. The barrel’s bore is near mint, clean and bright with crisp rifling. The rifle’s cocking and firing mechanisms work as they should. The price for this very rare rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17469:9
£1,795.00

RARE, 1910 London & North Western Railway (LNWR) Crewe Police Detective’s Presentation Lignum Vitae Tropical Hard Wood Truncheon With Engraved Presentation Plate To Mr J.C. Morris. Sn 17480 - 17480
The London & North Western Railway was formed on 16 July 1846 by the amalgamation of the Grand Junction Railway, London and Birmingham Railway and the Manchester and Birmingham Railway. This move was prompted, in part, by the Great Western Railway's plans for a railway North from Oxford to Birmingham. The company initially had a network of approximately 350 miles (560 km), connecting London with Birmingham, Crewe, Chester, Liverpool and Manchester. In 1923, it became a constituent of the London, Midland and Scottish (LMS) railway, and, in 1948, the London Midland Region of British Railways: the LNWR is effectively an ancestor of today's West Coast Main Line. This is an excellent original wooden Police Presentation Truncheon to a Detective of The Crewe LNWR Police. Made of lignum vitae hard wood it is 15 ½” length and is mounted with a white metal shield device engraved ‘Presented to Mr J.C. Morris L&NWRy Detective Dept from his brother Officers and friends at Crewe July 1910’. The wood has a couple of light stable surface cracks near to the top of the grooved handle which are only visible on close inspection and do not detract from the attractiveness of the truncheon. The bottom of the grip has a recess for wrist strap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17480
£475.00

British Edwardian 1908 Police Presentation Box Wood Truncheon With Hand Painted & Gilt Decoration To City Of B.S.C (Bradford Special Constable) Captain Chas F. Forshaw. Sn 17479 - 17479
This is an excellent original wooden Police Presentation Truncheon to City Of B.S.C Captain Chas F. Forshaw. Made of box wood it is 13 ¾” length and is decorated with hand painted and gilt lettering including King’s crown ER (Edward Rex) above Boar’s head heraldic device which features in the Coat of Arms of Bradford City and ‘City Of B.S.C Captain Chas F. Forshaw’. The wood has a small light stable surface crack on the top of the grooved handle which is only visible on close inspection and does not detract from the attractiveness of the truncheon. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17479
£295.00

Original Boxed WW1 1915 Patent British F. Duerr & Sons Manchester Lifeguard Collapsible, Concertina Folding Trench Periscope. Sn 17483 - 17483
These periscopes were invented and patented by Edgar Duerr, for use in trench warfare (Duerr & Sons, Est 1881 Manchester are the UK’s oldest family owned Jam & Marmalade maker). The collapsible periscope was considered such a significant part of Britain’s war effort that originals used by troops are on display in The Imperial War Museums in London and Manchester, in addition to The Guards Museum in London. The life-saving instrument enabled front-line soldiers to observe enemy movements from 50cm (20 inches) below the parapet, providing them with a view of up to 91m (100 yards). The instruments were approved by the British War Office. A copy of a contemporary WW1 era advertisement demonstrating the use of Duerr’s instrument is illustrated in image 2. Our original example is in very good condition. The steel concertina frame pocket-sized periscope measures 4 ½” x 4” x 2 ½” closed and 24 ½”extended. The frame has brass screws and glazed alloy end plate viewing frames. The exterior of the viewing plate frames has the embossed Duerr’s information with F. Duerr & Sons name, Manchester S.W. address and model designation ‘The Lifeguard patent Periscope’ within Shield. The original viewing panes within the frames are undamaged but have areas of staining and rubbing (if a soldier broke the viewing glass the company would replace both for a cost of 1 shilling & 6 pence). The metal work retains its original black paint finish. The periscope functions as it should. The instrument is contained in its original cardboard box with empty Duerr’s labelled envelope. The price for this interesting WW1 trench warfare instrument includes UK delivery. Sn 17483
£295.00
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