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**MINT BORE** Scarce Victorian C1870’s British Webley’s Patent Large Solid Frame Single Action .44 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Military Revolver. Sn 16496 - 16496
This is a very good, Webley’s Patent Large Solid Frame .44 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Military Revolver (see page 47 Figure III / 16A & B of Webley Revolvers by Bruce & Reinhart). The top of the frame is correctly marked ‘Webley’s Patent’ only with no other identifying marks. It has a captive sliding steel ejector rod and is side gate loading. The blued metal has even patina throughout and its chequered Walnut grip is undamaged and the butt has a military lanyard ring lug. The pistol has a fixed blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. Its 6 ¼” octagonal barrel has small proofs. The bore is near mint, clean with crisp multi groove rifling. It measures 12” overall. The pistol’s single action firing mechanism works as it should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16496
£1,400.00

VERY RARE, Cased, C1870 British Alfred Lancaster London, Galand-Sommerville Patent 6 Shot .442 Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Revolver With Accessories. Sn 16497 - 16497
Charles-Francois Galand is known as one of the best designers revolvers for civilian and military purposes. A Frenchman by birth, he spent most of his life he worked in the Belgian city of Liege. Popularity came to the armourer after the appearance of the Galand-Somerville revolver. On 4th June 1868 Galand received a patent with an original mechanism for extraction of the casings. Researchers indicate that in the patent, a co-author of the design A. Somerville’s name is present. The first revolvers were manufactured in Britain. The lever lock of British weapons is located under the barrel on the frame and not integrated with the trigger guard. This is the main difference of the Galand-Sommerville revolver from the French and Belgian revolvers. Alfred Lancaster of London was a son of the famous inventor Charles Lancaster who was responsible for design of the oval bore rifle. Alfred was a maker of quality weapons in his own right. This is a very rare to find, cased, large frame Galand-Sommerville patent revolver by Alfred Lancaster London. The 6 shot revolver has a blued, case hardened frame and octagonal barrel. It has the correct forward lever operated opening action and it’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly in both single and double action. The top barrel flat of its 5” barrel is signed ‘A. Lancaster 27 South Audley St London’ and one barrel flat is marked ‘Galand-Sommerville Patent’ and another Victorian proofs with ‘442’ calibre detail. The barrel’s bore is clean. The pistol has a blade fore sight and ‘v’ notch frame rear sight. The left side of the frame is numbered ‘586’ together with British ‘crossed banners B’ mark. The number is repeated on the cylinder. The pistol’s finely chequered walnut grip is excellent and undamaged. The pistol comes with its original fitted leather bound wood case. The case is lined with felt and has compartments which snugly fit the weapon with additional compartments for accessories. The accessory compartments contain its original cleaning rod and a steel oil bottle with screw top applicator lid. The case with hinged lid is undamaged. It has a brass clasp with lock (key absent) and leather carry handle. The leather of the case has an impressed monogram ‘HGS’. The inside of the lid has its original Alfred Lancaster trade label which is clean & undamaged. The leather of the case has areas of wear to be expected with age. The price for this rare, cased pistol includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16497
£2,950.00

C1850 English David Bentley Birmingham .54 Calibre Five Shot Percussion Revolver. Sn 16465. - 16465
David Bentley was a Birmingham based English gunmaker recorded at New Church Street 1845-49, 55 Hockley Street 1853, various premises on Loveday Street 1855 -1863, 44 Shadwell Street 1863-71 & Tower Works Aston 1871-C1873 (see page 170 of British Gunmakers Volume 2 by Brown). This is a very good David Bentley Five shot percussion revolver. The weapon’s action works as it should in both single & double action. It has a 6” octagonal barrel (12" overall) and captive steel lever ram rod. The pistol’s bore is clean with crisp well defined rifling. The top of the frame is signed ‘D. Bentley’ and the grip frame is engraved ‘Patent No. 3208’. It's finely chequered walnut grip is in great undamaged condition. The pistol's metal work and grips have even patina throughout. The price 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 16465.
£1,200.00

1851 Patent Deane Adams & Deane London .400 Calibre Five Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver With Spurless Hammer & Octagonal Barrel. Sn 16466 - 16466
The famous English gunsmith's Deane Adams and Deane had premises at 30 King William Street, London Bridge, London. Until the arrival of Samuel Colt at the Great Exhibition of 1851 with his display of percussion revolvers, British gun makers had largely neglected this style of weapon except for pepperbox revolvers. The arrival of Colt with his American methods of promoting business caused much resentment in the British gun trade. The outcome was a surge in quality revolver design and production by British makers including Deane Adams & Deane. This is an excellent, original, Deane Adams & Deane 5 shot percussion revolver made under licence by the Liege gunmaker Auguste Francotte. The weapon's double action firing mechanism works as it should. It has a 6” octagonal barrel (12” overall). The pistol’s bore is clean with crisp well defined rifling. The barrel has a small blade fore sight & notched plate rear sight. The top of the frame and barrel is crisply marked 'Manfd By A. Francotte Licensed By Deane Adams & Deane London'. It has foliate engraving to the frame & trigger guard. The frame is engraved ‘Adams Patent No.12160’ together with Francotte’s ‘Crown AF’ mark. It's finely chequered walnut grip is in great undamaged condition and it has a steel butt plate with trap. The pistol's metal work is undamaged. The price 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 16466
£1,175.00

RARE & UNUSUAL C1750 French Form I. Tarlys Breech Loading Flintlock Pistol With .450 Calibre Turn Off Rifled Cannon Barrel, Retaining Bar Link & Fluted Cudgel Butt. Sn 16437 - 16437
This is an excellent, rare & unusual flintlock pistol in C1750 French form. It is 15” overall length with 5 ¾”, .450 calibre screw off cannon barrel. The barrel’s bore is clean and has deep cut, crisp rifling. The barrel is retained to the frame by and unusual hinged bar link to allow the pistol to be loaded at the breech. The top of the breech is marked with an ‘I.T’ (I.Tarlys) inspection mark below a small Fleur de lis mark. The action is signed by the maker ‘I. Tarlys’. The pistol has a Swan neck hammer fitted with flint. The pistol’s cocking and firing mechanism works as it should with a crisp action. It’s original walnut stock is excellent & undamaged. The stock has a heavy fluted steel cudgel butt and the metal work of the pistol has tooled foliate decoration together with a Serpent or Dragon form side plate. The price for this pistol worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16437
£2,750.00

East India Company Type F .75” Musket Bore Percussion Musket. Sn. 16416:16 - 16416:16
This is an East India Company type F percussion musket. The gun measures 54 ¾ inches in length. The 39 inch round smooth steel barrel which has staining and residue consistent with age and use. It is also fitted with a pattern F bayonet catch. The barrel has British black powder proof marks and has a block foresight and a v back sight. The original percussion lock plate is crisply marked with the EIC rampant lion and cocks correctly. The gun has its original walnut stock which has the knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The round steel ramrod has a round rammer head with a short section under it being square. The gun has brass furniture including butt plate, trigger guard, fore end and ram rod mounts. The gun retains its original iron sling swivels and barrel is attached to the stock with 3 steel wedges. The metal work has even patina throughout. The gun has Nepalese markings on the top of the butt plate. The price includes UK delivery. 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 16416:16
£1,750.00

India Pattern Brown Bess .75” Musket Bore Flintlock Musket Sn 16416:15 - 16416:15
This is an original India pattern Brown Bess flintlock musket. The gun has a 55 ½” overall length. The 39 ½” round steel barrel’s smooth bore .75 inch musket bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel is marked with black powder proofs and has a block fore sight. The original lock plate which is crisply marked With TOWER and a crown over GR and cocks correctly. The firing mechanisms work as they should. The gun has its original walnut stock and steel ramrod. The guns brass furniture includes the butt plate, trigger guard, fore end block and ram rod mounts. The gun also retains its iron sling swivels.. The metal work has even patina throughout. The price includes UK delivery. 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 16416:15
£2,650.00

Scandinavian 1841 Dated .700 Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Infantry Musket . Sn 16415:13 - 16415:13
This is an unusual musket. It has a steel action plate date marked ‘1841’ below a ‘Crown C’ mark most likely a Danish, Norwegian or Swedish inspection mark and number 3. It has a ‘dog’ safety catch, heavy military hammer, sling swivels, heavy brass furniture and undamaged walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises consistent with age and use. The metal work has even patina. The brass butt plate tang is stamped ‘3’. The barrel has a ‘Crown C’ mark, blade fore sight, 'v' notch plate rear sight and military bayonet bar. The smooth bore of the 40” round steel barrel is clean. The rifle measures 57” overall length. The rifle has its original steel ram rod. The weapon’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this unusual piece worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As a muzzle loading antique firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16415:13
£895.00

**MANSTOPPER** C1830 English Thomas Williams & Samuel Powell Liverpool .750 Musket Calibre Percussion Coaching / Traveling Pistol With Folding Bayonet & Octagonal Damascus Barrel. Sn 16447 - 16447
Thomas Williams & Samuel Powell were English Gunsmiths based in Liverpool. Their business was established in 1780 and the Company traded under that name until C1909 (the original partnership lasted until 1846). The original partnership is recorded as having premises at various Liverpool addresses including 10 Pool Lane Liverpool, South Castle Street. Later addresses after 1846 include Thomas Street, Old Hall Street, 25 & 27 South Castle Street, Old Hall Street & Finally C1909 1 Exchange Street West (see page 368 of Brown’s book ‘British Gunmakers Vol. 2’). This is an original percussion coaching / traveling pistol Williams & Powell. The pistol itself is 11 ½” overall length with a 6” octagonal Damascus steel barrel which is a large, man stopping .750 Musket Ball calibre. The barrels smooth bore has just light areas of staining consistent with age & use. The top of the barrel is fitted with its original integral, folding 4” long triangular section bayonet blade. The bayonet is secured to the top of the barrel by a sprung hinge and sliding catch which secures the bayonet tip at the action. It has a Dolphin hammer. Its steel action plate has a sliding safety bolt and the plate is signed ‘Williams & Powell’ amongst foliate decoration and the top of the barrel ‘Liverpool’. It has a walnut full stock with chequered pistol grip & steel furniture. The top of the wrist is mounted with a void silver escutcheon. It has its original wood ram rod with brass end caps & the action works as it should. The metal and wood of the pistol have no damage. 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 16447
£1,475.00

Late 18th Century Moore English Dragoon Officer's Private Purchase 16 Bore Flintlock Holster Pistol Regiment Marked ‘5 D’ To The 5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales) Dragoon Guards. Sn 16446 - 16446
The 5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales) Dragoon Guards was a Cavalry Regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1685. It saw service for three centuries, before being amalgamated into the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards in 1922. This is an original English Officers' private purchase, flintlock Holster Pistol by Moore. It is 15 ¼” long with a superb 9” round steel barrel which is 16 bore and has English proofs. The smooth bore has just staining consistent with age and use. The woodwork is a nice deep brown with brass furniture including trigger guard with extended tang, ram rod pipes and cudgel butt. The butt cap is engraved ‘5 D 54’ to the 5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales) Dragoon Guards weapon number 54. The wood is also hand carved with indistinct letters and numbers which can be seen in image 3. It has its wood ramrod with brass end cap and the hammer is fitted with Flint. The lock is signed by the maker ‘Moore’ (there were several unrelated gunsmiths with the name Moore working in Victorian London and the Provinces). The lock functions as it should. As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK as part of a display or collection. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16446
£1,675.00
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