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UNIQUE, MINT DEEP CUT MULTI GROOVE RIFLED BORE, Transitional C1840’s Victorian William Golden & John Hanson, Huddersfield Patent .600 Calibre Bolt Action Breech Loading, Needle Fire Rifle With Screw Off Octagonal Damascus Steel Barrel & Clearing Rod. - A 607
William Golden was born in 1801 in Sherborne, Dorset. He had four sons and three daughters, the sons were Charles (b.1826 who probably worked only briefly for his father before establishing his own business in Bradford), Edward (b.1835), Henry Booth (b.1838 who worked for his father), and Joseph (b.1839 who also worked for his father). William established his business as an ironmonger in 1833 at 2 & 3 Cross Church Street, Huddersfield (the shops were on opposite sides of the street). It is not known when he became a gunsmith but on 2 November 1841 together with John Hanson he patented breech-loading firearms and self-contained ammunition (patent No. 2129) including a cartridge that contained in a recess in its base a charge of fulminating powder which served to shoot out the projectile. The discharge was effected by a needle striking against the base of the projectile, and was intended for use in a breech loading arm. We have no further information regarding John Hanson. In 1851 William was an exhibitor at the Great Exhibition. It is not known which of his Firearms were exhibited but it would not be surprising to learn that a transitional firearm similar or the same as our example had been exhibited. In the 1871 census at the age of 70 William Golden gave his occupation as gunsmith and ironmonger. William died in 1873 and the family business ran by his sons continued trading until 1914. We have never encountered a firearm patented by Golden & Hanson nor a transitional breech loading needle fire rifle in the same form as ours. This Golden & Hanson Patent rifle is in excellent condition. The rifle has a 25 ½” screw off octagonal Damascus steel barrel and is 47 ¼” overall length. It has a superb, clean bore with crisp, deep cut, multi groove rifling. The barrel has English black powder proofs. It has a large trigger guard, blade fore sight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. The action has tooled foliate decoration. The top of the breech is signed ‘Golden & Hanson, Huddersfield Patent’. The underside of the breech is numbered ‘23’. Its original Walnut shoulder stock with chequered panel wrist has a steel butt plate with foliate engraved extended tang. The breech is a transitional early bolt action needle fire form and no doubt would have fired Golden & Hansons patent needle fire cartridge (we have not found an example of this cartridge) . Its loading and firing actions work as they should. The rifle has its original ebony rod with brass end caps. The price for this very rare transitional rifle worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB as an antique black powder rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 607
£2,800.00

Original Victorian Era Steel Cleaning Rods For The British 1853 Pattern Enfield, Snider & Martini Henry Service Rifles. A 606 - A 606
We have a number of original steel cleaning rods for the British 1853 pattern Enfield, Snider & Martini Henry service rifles available. All are clean and undamaged. The price is for an individual cleaning rod and includes UK delivery. A 606
£45.00

1795 – 1803 English, Wogdon & Barton, London .577 Calibre Percussion Traveling Pistol Converted From Flintlock With Octagonal Barrel & Ram Rod. Sn 15235 - 15235
The English London based Gunsmith Robert Wogdon (1733-1813) is recorded as having premises at Cockspur St, Charing Cross in 1764 & Haymarket 1774- 1802. He is also recorded working together with John Barton at 14 Haymarket 1795-1803 (see page 216 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This percussion traveling pistol by Wogdon & Barton was contemporarily converted from flintlock. It is 14 ½” overall with a 9 ½” octagonal brown wash steel barrel. The top barrel flat is signed ‘Wogdon & Barton, London’. The smooth bore is clean. It has a Dolphin hammer. The action plate is signed ‘Wogdon & Barton’. It has all original walnut full stock which has just the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. Its steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial are engraved with martial arms. It has its original wood ram rod with horn end cap. The pistol has a silvered blade fore sight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. It’s cocking and firing actions work as they should. 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 a part of a collection or display. Sn 15235
£675.00

C1850 British, 40 Bore, Percussion Overcoat Pistol With Screw Off Barrel, Integral Folding Bayonet & Quality German Silver Lion’s Head Butt Cap. Sn 15237 - 15237
This is an excellent percussion overcoat pistol. There are no external visible manufacturer or retailer marks on this pistol. It is 8 ½” overall with a 3 ½” screw off round steel barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The underside of the action and barrel have black powder proofs. The muzzle is slotted for tool to assist screwing off the barrel (tool absent). The barrel can be also be unscrewed by hand. The action and trigger guard are engraved with foliate decoration. It has a steel Dolphin hammer and is complete with integral folding bayonet blade. The triangular blade with fuller is 2 ½” in length. The bayonet is secured to the muzzle of the pistol by a hinge. The bayonet is released by sliding the steel trigger guard to the rear. The tip of the blade sits within a notch in the front of the trigger guard when folded. It has an undamaged chequered walnut grip which has a void diamond shaped German silver escutcheon inlaid on the top edge. The butt has a quality German silver Lions Head boss / cap. The pistol cocks and dry fires as it should with a strong spring action. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a private collection or display. Sn 15237
£495.00

C1840 English, Nock Of London, 40 Bore, Percussion Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 15265 - 15265
Henry Nock was a British inventor and engineer of the Napoleonic period, best known as a gunsmith. As well as supplying the military and civilian markets, Nock made expensive pieces for the aristocracy and Royalty. Nock's business eventually became Wilkinson Sword. This is a very good percussion pocket pistol by Nock. It is 7 ¼” overall with a 3" screw off barrel (a barrel key tool is required to unscrew the barrel). The barrel’s smooth bore is clean. It has impressed black powder proofs on the underside of the action & barrel. The action has foliate engraved decoration and the action tang is signed ‘Nock London’. The trigger guard is decorated with foliate decoration. The action works as it should with a strong spring action. The chequered walnut grip is undamaged and inlaid with void German silver escutcheon. The price for this pistol by a quality maker includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15265
£545.00

CASED, C1850, English H.L Teame London’, 40 Bore, Bar Hammer, 6 Shot Pepper Box Revolver With Fluted Cylinder, Ring Trigger & Accessories. Sn 15233 - 15233
The revolving pepper box multi shot pistol was produced from the late 1820s and was designed for civilian use. They were made in numerous calibres. This bar hammer pepperbox is in excellent condition. The action works perfectly. The pistol has a cluster of 6x 2 ¼” barrels and measures 7 ½” overall. The barrels are stamped with small Victorian black powder proofs. The smooth bores of each barrel are clean. The frame is signed ‘H.L. Teame London’ on the left side and ‘London’ on the right both amongst foliate engraved panels. The pistol has un-damaged chequered Walnut grips. The pistol is contained in its period wood case with hinged lid. The inside of the lid has the remnants of a period trade label. The case has a brass lock (key absent) and brass hook fasteners. The case has compartments which contain accessories including an empty brass percussion cap disc shaped box, a steel bullet mould marked ‘3’, a quantity of moulded lead balls (assorted sizes), a small copper and brass black powder flask, a small metal container marked ‘3’ with screw top lid and oil applicator tool, a small piece of wadding cloth and a steel ram rod. The price for this cased pistol with accessories worthy of further research re the retailer or manufacturer name includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15233
£745.00

SOLD SOLD (17/04) 1891, Winchester USA Model 1886 Lever Action .40-82 WCF Obsolete Calibre 'Buffalo' Rifle With Octagonal Barrel & Full Length Tube Magazine. Sn 15271 - 15271
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 staining consistent with age and 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 very faintly marked with serial number 54299 which dates it to 1891. It has a 'buckhorn' rear sight, later replacement blade fore sight, steel butt plate and full length 9 round tube magazine. It's lever, loading and firing actions work perfectly. 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 15271
£0.00

Late 18th / Early 19th Century Continental 28 Bore Flintlock Holster Pistol With Ornate Brass Fittings & Ram Rod. Sn 15245 - 15245
This is an attractive continental form flintlock holster pistol made sometime in the late 18th / early 19th Century. It has a 10 ¾” steel barrel. The smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. It has a swan neck hammer, and brass furniture including bulbous butt cap with extended tangs, trigger guard with extended tang, foliate form pierced stock plate, void foliate shield / arms and ribbed ram rod mounts. The steel lock plate has deep cut foliate tooled decoration is un signed. The walnut full stock is undamaged. The pistol has its original wood ram rod with polished horn end cap. The pistol's action works correctly. 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 part of a collection or display. Sn 15245
£475.00

RARE, Original, Matching Numbers, 1863-1864 American Civil War Era Gwyn & Campbell Hamilton OH USA 1862 Patent .52 Calibre Single Shot Lever Action ‘Grapevine’ Union Cavalry Carbine With Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 15219 - 15219
This is a very good example of a rare Civil War carbine. These carbines were made by Edwin Gwyn & Abner Campbell in Hamilton, OH between 1863 and 1864. Just over 8,000 of these guns were made & many saw use in Cavalry units during the Civil War. There are two models of this gun with different style levers. This is the 1st type “Grapevine” . The carbine’s action plate is faintly marked “GWYN & CAMPBELL” in an arch above “PATENT/1862/HAMILTON O”. The Frame is crisply stamped “UNION RIFLE”. The barrel and breech have matching numbers ‘1837’ and ‘163’ in both locations. The metal work has even patina and its original wood stock has the bumps, knocks and bruises to be expected. The 19" barrel’s bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. It measures 39" overall. It is fitted with an adjustable ladder rear sight and pinched block fore sight together with steel saddle bar & ring. The loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this piece of American Civil War history 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. Sn 15219
£1,495.00

RARE, Starr Arms Co Yonkers New York 1858 Patent Indian Wars & American Civil War Era .54 Calibre Single Shot Lever Action Breech Loading Cavalry Carbine With Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 15218 - 15218
The Starr carbine was a breech loading single-shot rifle used by the United States Army. Designed in 1858, the Starr was primarily used by Cavalry soldiers in the American Civil War. In January 1858, Ebenzer Starr submitted his design for a single-shot, breech-loading rifle to the Washington Armory for evaluation. During testing, the rifle was noted to have no misfires, and its accuracy was considered better than average. The rifle was adopted as the Model 1858 carbine. Between 1861 and 1864, over 20,000 were produced by the Starr Arms Company of Yonkers, New York. In 1865, the Government ordered 3,000 Starr carbines, these proved to be successful, and an additional 2,000 were ordered. Starr carbines were used by the Colorado Cavalry at the battle of sand creek against the Cheyanne and against the Arapaho in late 1864. The weapon’s also proved to be effective during the Civil War. During the war, the Starr Arms Company had been the fifth largest supplier of carbines and the third largest supplier of .44 calibre single action pistols. This is an original Starr 1858 carbine in excellent condition. The metal work has even patina and its original wood stock has just the knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected. The 21" barrel’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. It measures 38” overall. It is fitted with ‘v’ notch plate rear sight and block fore sight together with steel saddle bar & ring. It is also fitted with a steel butt plate. The action behind the hammer is stamped ‘Starrs Patent Sept 14th 1858’ and the action ‘Starr Arms Co Yonkers NY’ which is repeated on the barrel. The carbine is serial number '18775' which is stamped on the inside of the action. The weapon’s loading and firing actions work perfectly. Price for this piece of American Civil War history 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. Sn 15218
£1,750.00
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