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**SOLD**LAYAWAY 20/2**Victorian, Liege, Webley R.I.C. Pattern Double Action, 6 shot, .320 Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Pocket Revolver With Captive Swivel Ejector Rod. Sn 16048 - 16048
This is an excellent Victorian .320 centre fire revolver similar in form to Webley’s R.I.C (Royal Irish Constabulary) pattern revolvers (see page 68 figure IV/33 and pages 59-82 of the book Webley Revolvers by Bruce & Reinhart). It is 6 ¾” overall with a 2 ¼” round steel barrel. The rifled bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. It has superb finely chequered Walnut grips, side gate loading & blade fore sight. The barrel block and cylinder have small Liege ‘Crown R’, ‘Crown C’ and ELG proof marks together with what appears to small combined ‘AH’ cartouche most likely a manufacturer’s trade mark. The frame is numbered ‘5822’. The action is firm in both single and double single action. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an 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 16048
£0.00

Early 19th Century Spanish 14 Bore Miquelet lock Percussion Pistol. A 1004 - A 1004
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. The miquelet may have come to the attention of arms makers in Istanbul & North Africa via long-established trade routes from Italian city-states through the port of Ragusa (Dubrovnik) to provinces on the Balkan Peninsula. Other avenues were probably provided by booty from corsair raids and/or from the many Ottoman-Euro conflicts of the period. This is Miquelet lock percussion pistol in Spanish form made sometime in the early 19th Century. It is 7 ½” overall length with a 3” unsighted cannon barrel. Its muzzle diameter is 17.57mm (approx. 14 Bore). Its smooth bore has staining consistent with age & use. The original Walnut full stock furniture has bumps and bruises to be expected. The pistol has its original steel ram rod. The Miquelet lock with Dolphin hammer works as it should. The pistol has brass fittings with naïve hand tooled foliate decoration and a bulbous brass, stepped pommel cap. There are vo visible manufacturer or date marks on the pistol. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique Miquelet lock percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display . A 1004
£495.00

C1840 English Corts & Co 32 Bore Percussion Belt Pistol With Octagonal Barrel & Belt Bar. A 1003 - A 1003
This is an excellent C1840 percussion belt pistol. It is 11” overall length with a 6” octagonal barrel which has a small brass bead fore sight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. Its smooth bore has staining consistent with age & use. The original Walnut full stock furniture has chequered panels at the grip & just the bumps and bruises to be expected. The pistol has its original wood ram rod with brass end cap. Its Dolphin hammer, steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial and action have foliate engraved decoration. The action plate is signed by the maker or retailer ‘Corts & Co’ and has a safety bolt. The left side of the weapon has its original steel belt bar. The cocking and firing actions work perfectly. 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 . A 1003
£895.00

C1830 Pair Of English Turner Brass Framed Pocket Pistols With 40 Bore Screw Off Steel Barrels & Concealed Triggers. Sn 16045 - 16045
This is an excellent pair of percussion pocket pistols with brass frames signed ‘Turner’. They are each 7 ½” overall with 2 ½” screw off barrels which are both 40 bore (a tool is required to turn off the barrels). The bores of each barrel have staining & residue consistent with age and use. The barrels & underside of the actions have crisp proofs. On the left side they are engraved 'Turner’ and the cylindrical brass frames have tooled foliate engraved decoration. Both pistols have concealed triggers and large hammers. Both pistols have sliding safety bolts which have tooled decoration. The firing actions of both these pistols work as they should. Their bag shaped wood grips with chequered panels are undamaged and fitted with void German silver escutcheons. The butts have embossed lion’s head bosses. The price for this matching pair of pistols includes UK delivery. NB As antique percussion pistols no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16045
£975.00

C1870 Ladies Nickel Plated Liege 5mm Obsolete Calibre Pin Fire 6 Shot Purse Revolver With Folding Trigger. A 1002 - A 1002
This is a nickel plated 6 shot 5mm pinfire double action revolver made in Liege C1870. Its small calibre and frame allowed this type of pistol to be carried by ladies in their purses for personal protection. This example is in full working order. It measures 5" overall with a 2" octagonal barrel. The rifled bore has staining consistent with age. The pistol retains much of its original finish which is tarnished in some areas consistent with age. It has a typical folding trigger and smooth walnut grips. The barrel is stamped with a small Liege proof marks 'Star above U’. The pistol is side gate loading, has a post fore sight and a captive ejector rod. The frame, cylinder and barrel have quality tooled foliate decoration. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre pin fire revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. A 1002
£495.00

C1870, Spanish Ornate Blued & Nickel Plated Military 12mm Obsolete Calibre Pin Fire 6 Shot Revolver. Sn 16043 - 16043
This is an excellent, Eibar Spain 12mm, military, pin fire, 6 Shot Revolver. It is side gate loading with a 5” round steel barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech, sturdy undamaged frame with crisp engraved foliate decoration which is also present on the grip frame and cylinder. The frame retains some of its original nickel plating and the cylinder, much of its original blue finish. The frame and cylinder have gilt highlight lines around the foliate panels. The pistol’s bore is clean with well defined rifling. It is fitted with its original, chequered hard wood grips. There are no external manufacturer or date marks on this pistol. The pistol is double action and cocks & dry fires perfectly in both single and double action. It is side gate loading and complete with its original military lanyard ring and captive steel clearing rod. The price includes UK delivery. NB. As an obsolete calibre, antique pin fire revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if part of a private collection or display. Sn 16043
£795.00

1869 U.S. Army Marked Springfield Model 1863 ‘Trap Door’ .50-70 Obsolete Calibre Rifle With Additional Rear Flip Up Long Range Peep Sight. Sn 16016 - 16016
This is an excellent original Springfield ‘Trap Door’ .50-70 Calibre Service rifle. It has all original wood stock and the metal work is clean. It measures 48” overall with a 29” round steel barrel which has a clean bore & crisp rifling. The weapon is fitted with block and blade fore sight, graduated flip up rear sight & additional rear flip up long range peep sight. It also has a heavy military hammer, steel butt plate, single sling swivel, brass fore end block and steel ram rod. The action plate is marked with the American Eagle and 'U.S. Springfield' together with ‘1863’ (model). The barrel and action have matching numbers ‘43704’. The trap door is stamped ‘U.S.’( Army) together with Eagle’s head and ‘1869’ (date). The steel butt plate tang is stamped ‘U.S.’ (Army). The weapon’s loading, cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. 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 16016
£975.00

Victorian C 1820 British Enfield Tower .650 Calibre Percussion Cavalry Carbine Regiment Marked ‘ECYC Cn T 20’ To The Earl of Chester’s Regiment of Yeomanry Cavalry With Captive Steel Ram Rod & Saddle Bar. Sn 16023 - 16023
The Cheshire Yeomanry of the Great War was a descendant of a volunteer tradition that dates back to 1797, when six independent mounted troops were raised in the county during the crisis of the Napoleonic era. In 1803 they were formed into the Western Cheshire Yeomanry Cavalry and became the Earl of Chester’s Regiment of Yeomanry Cavalry. In common with all such units, they were absorbed into the Territorial Force, when it was established in 1908 as part of wide-ranging reforms of the British Army in the light of experience of the South African war, and the growing international tension in Europe. The newly-named “Cheshire Yeomanry (Earl of Chester’s) (Hussars)” was composed of part-time soldiers. It was headquartered in the Old Bank Buildings in Chester, with squadron drill stations at Knutsford, Eaton, Northwich and Macclesfield. This is an original, Victorian British Enfield Tower made Yeomanry Cavalry Carbine to the ‘ECYC’ (Earl of Chester’s Regiment of Yeomanry Cavalry). It has all original walnut full stock which exhibits normal service wear. The metal work has even patina. It has a heavy military percussion Dolphin hammer and the lock plate is marked Crown VR (Victoria Regina) & 'Tower' (Enfield) together with inspection mark. There is no visible date. The brass butt plate tang is crisply engraved ‘ECYC Cn T 20’ To The Earl of Chester’s Regiment of Yeomanry Cavalry. Its 20" barrel’s smooth bore (pre-rifling) has just light staining consistent with age. The carbine measures 36" overall. The top of the barrel is stamped with proof/inspection marks at the breech. It has the correct steel saddle bar and brass furniture. It has a fixed sights and under barrel captive steel ramrod. It cocks & dry fires perfectly as it should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion Carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16023
£875.00

C1860 French Lefaucheux Patent, 12mm Obsolete Calibre, Large Frame Military Pinfire, Double Action, 6 Shot Revolver Marked Acier Fondu (Cast Steel). Sn 16024 - 16024
Casimir Lefaucheux (26 January 1802 – 9 August 1852) was a French gunsmith. He was born in Bonnétable and died in Paris. Lefaucheux obtained his first patent in 1827. In 1832, he completed a drop-barrel sporting gun with paper-cased cartridges.He is credited with the invention of one of the first efficient self-contained cartridge system in 1836, featuring a pin-fire mechanism. This is an excellent Lefauchaux Patent, 12mm, large frame, military, pinfire, 6 Shot revolver. It is side gate loading with a 6” round steel barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech, sturdy undamaged frame and attractive walnut grips. The frame has small ‘crown above V’ and ‘crown above T’ inspection marks. The barrel’s bore is clean with well defined rifling. The barrel block is crisply marked ‘Lefaucheux Bt (French abbreviation of brevet translating to patent) above ‘Acier Fondu’ (French: Cast Steel). The frame is numbered ‘145791’. The pistol is double action and cocks and dry fires perfectly in both single and double action. The pistol has it's original military lanyard ring and captive steel clearing rod. The price includes UK delivery. NB. As an obsolete calibre, antique pinfire revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if part of a private collection or display. Sn 16024
£795.00

SOLD SOLD (14/02) ZULU WAR ERA, 1870’s Victorian British Swinburn’s Patent Martini Action 577 x 450 Obsolete Calibre Rifle With Henry Rifling By V&R Blakemore London / Abingdon Works Issued To The Natal Volunteers With Sling & Illustrated Info File - A 1001
The Swinburn rifle in outward appearance is very similar to a Martini Henry, however the action is of the Swinburn patent. In simple terms this has a falling block and cocking lever as in a Martini, but employs a V leaf spring and hammer to strike the firing pin and has an additional side lever which allows the hammer to be cocked without operating the under lever. In the Mid 1870’s The Colonial Government of natal purchased quantities of Swinburn patent Martini action carbines & rifles to arm their Police & Volunteers. This is an excellent and exceptionally rare to find Natal Volunteers issue Swinburn Patent rifle. An illustrated document file containing a copy of a ‘Tower Heritage Collection Firearms History Sheet’ regarding this rifle which states “records indicate that only 850 Swinburn rifles were supplied to Natal in the run up to the Zulu war and this is one of them” and many pages of excerpts from the book ‘Brave Men’s Blood: The Swinburn History It’s Issue & Use During The Zulu War’ by Knapp which contains detailed information regarding the origins of the Swinburn rifle and Units of the Natal Volunteers accompanies the rifle. The action has the correct additional side mounted Swinburn cocking lever and is stamped ‘V&R Blackmore London Swinburns Patent’ (The history sheet states that although marked Blackmore this rifle was almost certainly made by the Abingdon Gun works which was a partnership of leading members of the guntrade in which John Field Swinburn was a major shareholder. The barrel is stamped ‘Henry’s Patent (rifling) A&T (Adams & Tait Birmingham)’ & numbered ‘2327’. The barrel is also numbered ‘Z3159’ and has the correct bayonet lug. The metal work is undamaged. The wood work is all original and has just the bumps & bruises consistent with age & service use. The underside of the shoulder stock is impressed with matching number ‘Z3159’. The rifle has sling swivels fitted with buff leather sling. The 36” barrel has a clean bore with crisp Henry Patent rifling. The rifle has a block and blade fore sight and flip up graduated ladder rear sight. The rifle’s cocking & firing actions work as they should and it has its original cleaning rod. The price for this historic piece 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. A 1001
£0.00
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