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C1790 British Henry Nock Flintlock Naval Pattern .700 Calibre Musket With Brass Furniture. Sn 16634 - 16634
Henry Nock (1741–1804) 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 and was an appointed gun maker to the King. Nock's business eventually became Wilkinson Sword. This is an original British Naval Pattern flintlock musket by Henry Nock. It is 43” overall length with a 27 ½” round steel barrel with block foresight and proof marks at the breech including Henry Nock’s ‘HN with Crown’ mark. Its smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age & use. It has its original lock plate crisply signed ‘H. Nock’. It has regulation brass furniture and heavy military Swan neck hammer. It has all original walnut stock & iron ramrod. The top of the stock’s wrist is inset with a void brass roundel. The metal work has even patina throughout and it cocks and dry fires perfectly. The price for this Naval musket by a famous maker includes UK delivery. N.B As an antique flintlock musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16634
£1,750.00

SOLD SOLD (16/09) QUALITY, C1850 German Officer’s Private Purchase ‘A.Brecht Vorm A. Burkhardt In Weimar’ 22 Bore Percussion Holster / Target Pistol With Octagonal Damascus Barrel. Sn 16655 - 16655
This is an excellent quality German Officer’s percussion holster / target pistol by A. Brecht Vorm A. Burkhardt In Weimar (August Brecht, Weimar, Sachsen, 1800 - 1882, Anton Burckhardt, Weimar, circa 1850). The pistol has a 10 ½” octagonal Damascus steel barrel (16 ½” overall length). The smooth bore has just staining consistent with age. The top barrel flat is signed ‘A.Brecht Vorm A. Burkhardt In Weimar’. The barrel has gold lines inlaid at the breech. Its walnut stock is in excellent condition with fluted, flared grip and stepped steel pommel cap with scalloped edge . It has a heavy hammer, small blade fore sight & 'v' notch plate rear sight. The action plate and trigger guard with acanthus bud finial and extended tang have foliate tooled decoration. The pistol has an adjustable target trigger. The pistol’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this quality pistol 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 16655
£0.00

C1800 English Blake Of London Pair Of 54 Bore Brass Flintlock Pocket Pistols With Screw Off Barrels. Sn 16632 - 16632
George Blake was an English gunsmith recorded as having premises at various London addresses, 168 Fenchurch Street 1784-91, 104 Gun Dock Wapping 1793-1804, succeeded by wife Ann Blake 95 Wapping Old Stairs 1805-1816, 253 High Street Wapping 1817-22, succeeded by her son John Alkin Blake 1823-33; John Alkin Blake & Co 1834-53, 35 Upper East Smithfield 1853-64 (see page 142 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol.1). This is an excellent pair of brass flintlock pocket pistols by Blake of London. The matching pistols have steel hammers fitted with flints, steel pans and sliding safety catches. The brass frames are both signed ‘Blake’ on one side and ‘London’ within Martial banners & arms on the reverse. Both measure 5 ½” overall & have 1 ¼” screw off brass barrels. The smooth bores of each barrel are clean. Both pistols have concealed folding triggers & crisp black powder proofs on the underside of their actions. They both have undamaged bag shape walnut stocks, each inlaid with void silver escutcheon. Their cocking & firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB No licence is required to own these antique flintlock pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16632
£1,245.00

1793 British D.Wilson London Brown Bess Pattern Volunteer India Pattern .750” Musket Bore Flintlock Musket. Sn 16415:14 - 16415:14
This musket was made by one of the longest running of the London gun making families. Richard Wilson from Kirkby Stephen in Westmorland founded the company in London in the 1730’s. Many of Wilson’s Colonial Brown Bess muskets ended up in the hands of American Militia Units during the American War Of Independence (1775–1783), such as the 3rd New Jersey Militia who are recorded as being armed with Wilson India Pattern Brown Bess muskets. 512 India Pattern Brown Bess muskets were made for the government between October 1803 and August 1805 for use in the war against Napoleon. The company ended trading in 1832. This is an original Volunteer India pattern Brown Bess flintlock musket by D.Wilson (most likely one of Richard Wilson's family members involved in the business) . It measures 54 ¼” overall length with a 39” round steel barrel. The bore has staining & residue consistent with age & use. The barrel has numbers ‘SA1206’, ‘1173’ & ‘498’ together with what appears to be ‘MOIN’. The barrel has a block fore sight. It has its original lock plate which is crisply marked by the manufacturer ’D.Wilson’ & dated ‘1793’. It has its original walnut stock which has the knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use & rear sling swivel. The stock is impressed with what appears to be ‘I over 5’. It has its iron ramrod and brass furniture including butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang, fore end block and ram rod mounts. The hammer is fitted with flint & the cocking and firing mechanisms work as they should. The metal work has even patina throughout. This historic musket is suitable is worthy of further research. The price 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 16415:14
£1,650.00

MINT BORE, C1890 British Victorian Charles Lancaster's 1850 Patent Oval Bore .250 Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Break Action Under Lever Rook Rifle. Sn 16628 - 16628
Charles William Lancaster (1820–1878) was an English listed as gun maker and improver of rifles and cannon. Lancaster was the eldest son of Charles Lancaster, gunmaker, of 151 New Bond Street, London. In 1850 Lancaster patented his Oval ‘smooth’ rifling system which reduced the problems with fouling, common with black powder rifles and increased accuracy. This is an excellent C1890 Lancaster's patent Rook rifle in .250 CF calibre. It has a plain steel action & the breech has calibre detail ‘CF.250’ and the blued 26 ¼” barrel with top flat is signed ‘Charles Lancaster 151 New Bond St London’ & ‘Non Fouling Smooth Oval Bore Rifling’. It has excellent all original Walnut woodwork with chequered panel fore stock which has a polished horn fore end cap, chequered panel pistol grip and ribbed butt. It has leaf graduated flip up sights graduated 50-150 yards and blade fore sight. The rifle’s bore is near mint, shiny & clean. Total length is 41 ¾”. The under lever break action loading & firing actions work perfectly. The action tang and action are numbered '8809'. The price includes UK delivery. This is an antique obsolete calibre rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16628
£1,375.00

American Marlin Safety Model 1892 .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Lever Action Rifle With Octagonal Barrel & Tube Magazine. Sn 16609 - 16609
This is an increasingly hard to find Marlin Model 1892 lever action rifle in obsolete calibre .32 RF. It has all of its original woodwork which has knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The metalwork has even patina to its original blue finish. The rifle strips, cocks and dry fires as it should. Its 23 ½” barrel has a clean rifled bore (40 ½” overall length). The top of the barrel is marked with the Marlin Fire-Arms Co. New Haven address & patents for 1878- 1892. It has an external hammer & full length tube magazine. The top of the action is marked 'Marlin Safety'. The underside of the frame is stamped with number '84574'. The action / firing mechanism can be quickly exposed for inspection / cleaning by unscrewing a bolt on the right side of the action. It has a curved steel butt plate, brass blade foresight & adjustable rear sight. 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 16609
£1,295.00

C1830’s English Richard Johnston & Co London 10 Bore Percussion Hunting Rifle With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 16614 - 16614
The English London based gunsmith Richard Johnston is recorded in as gunmaker & army accoutrement at 68 St James Street London between 1798 & 1840 (see page 174 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This is an excellent percussion hunting rifle signed ‘R. Johnston & Co London’ . It has a 31 ¼” octagonal steel barrel (50” overall). The barrel’s bore has just staining consistent with age and the rifling is crisp and well defined. The rifle has a brass bead fore sight and grooved plate rear sight. It has a walnut half stock with German Silver stock mounts. The wood work has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The action plate is signed ‘R Johnston & Co London’ and has foliate engraved decoration. The signature is repeated on the top barrel flat. The rifle is complete with original wood ramrod with brass end cap. It’s cocking and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading percussion rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of collection or display. Sn 16614
£1,295.00

C1880’s English James Bott & Son Birmingham Single Barrel 28 Bore Percussion Sporting Shotgun. Sn 16612 - 16612
The British Birmingham based gunsmith James Bott is recorded in 1853 as having premises at 67 Weaman Street. Then at 25 Steelhouse Lane Birmingham 1878-83. The Company is then recorded C1886 as James Bott & Son (see page 176 of British Gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown). This is a good percussion sporting shotgun by J. Bott & Son. It has a 30 ¼” round steel barrel (47 ½” overall). The barrel’s smooth bore has just staining and residue consistent with age. It has a walnut half stock with German Silver stock mounts. The wood work has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The action plate is signed ‘J. Bott & Son’ and has foliate engraved decoration. The breech is fitted with silver roundel. The shotgun is complete with original wood ramrod with brass end cap and worm. It’s cocking and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading percussion shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of collection or display. Sn 16612
£475.00

MINT, LANCASTER PATENT OVAL BORE, Victorian, British Officer’s Private Purchase, Parker Field & Sons, Military 1853 Pattern Enfield 2 Band .577 Calibre Percussion Rifle. Sn 16611 - 16611
In 1850 Charles Lancaster, gunmaker of 151 New Bond Street, London patented his Oval ‘smooth’ rifling system which reduced the problems with fouling, common with black powder rifles and increased accuracy. The quality gun & blade makers Parker Field and Sons had premises at 233 Holborn London between 1842 -187. This is an excellent, original British Officer’s private purchase, Military 2-band pattern 1853 Percussion rifle. The action plate is signed by the maker ‘Parker Field & Sons’. It has excellent all original walnut stock with chequered panel wrist and fore stock. It has a steel butt plate, steel fore end block and trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle also has its original steel ramrod, ladder rear sight, military bayonet bar, sling swivels & block and blade fore sight. It has a heavy military hammer. The 31 ½” barrel’s Lancaster patent oval bore is pristine, mirror bright. The barrel has crisp proof / inspection marks and is signed ‘Lancaster Patent’ together with Parker Field’s address ‘233 Holborn London’. The metal work has all of its original blue finish with just light scuffs to a small area on top of the barrel. Total length is 48”. The cocking & firing actions work perfectly. This is an antique percussion rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16611
£1,925.00

MINT BORE, Victorian, British M. Sparrow King Military Pattern Enfield Pattern 1853 2 Band .577 Calibre Percussion Prize Rifle With Silver Escutcheon Monogram. Sn 16610 - 16610
This is an excellent, original British Military 2-band 1853 pattern Percussion prize rifle in .577" calibre. The action plate is signed ‘M. Sparrow King’ (unknown). It has excellent all original walnut stock with chequered panel wrist and fore stock. The stock is inlaid with silver plate roundel crisply engraved with stylised monogram. It has a steel butt plate, steel fore end block and trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle also has its original steel ramrod, ladder rear sight, military bayonet bar, sling swivels & block and blade fore sight. It has a heavy military hammer. The 33” barrel’s bore is pristine, clean with crisp rifling. The barrel has crisp proof / inspection marks. The metal work has all of its original blue finish. Total length is 49”. The cocking & firing actions work perfectly. This is an antique percussion rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16610
£1,975.00
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