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SUPERB, Victorian C1870 Isaac Hollis & Sons London .750” Bore Big Game Rifle With Octagonal Barrel & Mint Rifled Bore. Sn 13667 - 13667
Isaac Hollis & Sons were quality English, Birmingham & London based Gunmakers recorded in 1861 as having premises at Weaman Row & 49 Whittall Street (previously Hollis & Sheath 1849-1861). Between 1870 & 1911 Hollis & Sons are also recorded as having ‘London Offices’ (see page 251 of British Gunmakers Vol.2 by Brown). This is a fine Big Game rifle by Isaac Hollis & Sons. It has a beautiful Walnut stock with chequered wrist. The stock is fitted with steel patch box with hinged lid. The lid is decorated with engraved scrollwork. Its 33” brown wash octagonal barrel is a massive .750” Bore. The bore is clean with near mint crisp rifling. The rifle measures 50 ½” overall. The action has foliate scrollwork decoration and is crisply marked ‘ I.Hollis & Sons’. The top of the barrel is signed ‘I.Hollis & Sons London’. The underside of the stock has a void German Silver escutcheon. The rifle has its original ramrod with brass end cap, heavy Dolphin hammer, sling swivel lugs and post fore sight with inset gold line across the top barrel flat & graduated 3 leaf rear sights. It has a steel butt plate with extended tang, trigger guard with extended winged tang and acanthus bud finial and German Silver fore stock block. The weapon's loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this quality Victorian rifle 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 collection or display. Sn 13667
£1,875.00

1880 Dated Imperial Russian Infantry Model 1870 Berdan II Single Shot Bolt Action 10.7×58mmR Calibre Rifle. Sn 13624:19 - 13624:19
The Berdan rifle is a Russian rifle created by famous American firearms expert and inventor Hiram Berdan in 1868. Berdam rifles were standard issue in the Russian Army from 1870 to 1891. The model of 1870, or Berdan II, is a single shot bolt action with a distinctive short, pear-shaped, bolt handle. The bolt handle serves as the only locking lug for the action, and when closed, points upwards at a 30 degree angle, rather than horizontally. The Berdan II Infantry rifles were issued with quadrangular socket bayonets. Initial production of the Berdan II was at Birmingham Small Arms in England. The rifles were later manufactured in large numbers by Russian factories at Tula, Izhevsk, and Sestroretsk. The rifle was known for its accuracy, simplicity and reliability. The 10.7×58mmR cartridge used in the Berdan rifles was also invented by Hiram Berdan, with assistance of Russian Colonel Gorloff. This is a very good original example of the Berdan II Infantry rifle. Its original wood work has the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The rifle measures 53” overall and has a 33” round steel barrel. The rifled bore is clean and the weapon has a block and blade fore sight, ladder rear sight, steel butt plate and single sling swivel. It has the correct pear shaped bolt. The stock is also slotted for sling. The barrel is marked with crisp Russian Script, numbered ‘69643’ and dated ‘1880’. The metal work has several other small inspection marks. The rifle’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this rare Imperial Russian Infantry rifle includes UK delivery. 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 13624:19
£795.00

ONE OF 2000 PRODUCED, 1867 Portuguese Contract Westley Richards & Co Whitworth Patent .451 / .483 Calibre Percussion Capping Breech Loading 'Monkey Tail' Clavinas Carbine. Sn 13661 - 13661
In late 1866 D. Luís da Câmara Leme was instructed to buy Small Arms for the Portuguese Army. This led to 2000 x 20” Clavinas carbines being bought and 8000 x 33” Barrel Monkey Tail rifles for the Infantry. The breech of these weapons consist of a plunger attached to a long handle which, when the breech was closed, lay along the top of the stock neck and was raised to open it, thus earning The nickname of the monkey-tail from its distinctive silhouette. This is one of the 2,000 carbines supplied to Portugal by Westley Richards. It has all original woodwork which is excellent and undamaged. The wood is impressed ‘FA 1877 & FA 1880’. It has a 20" round steel barrel & measures 36” overall. The barrel is stamped ‘Whitworth Patent’ and ‘.451’ & ‘.483’ Calibre detail. The breech is stamped with inspection/proof marks and Westley Richards name. The side plate is also marked Westley Richards & Co together with ‘1867’ date within a triangle. It has a block and blade fore-sight and flip up ladder sight. The right side of the breech has inspection marks and is numbered ‘1277’ (of 2000). The weapon has a bayonet lug on the forward barrel band. It has a brass fore end cap, trigger guard with extended tang and butt plate. It has a superb clean bore with crisp rifling. Its lift-up trapdoor action 'Monkey Tail' breech functions as it should. It has its original steel clearing rod. Its loading and firing actions are nice and crisp. Price for this limited production Westley Richards 'Monkey Tail' carbine includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13661
£1,750.00

American Marlin Firearms Company No.32 Standard 1875 Nickel Plated .32RF Single Action 5 Shot Revolver With Tip Up Barrel. Sn 13624:17 - 13624:17
This is a very good example of the Marlin No.32 Standard 1875 .32Rim fire single action revolver with 'fold up' barrel and nickel plated brass frame. It has a 3" barrel and shrouded trigger. It retains much of its factory nickel plating & the action is strong and firm. There are no signs of damage or repair. The original ornate bag shaped gutta percha grips with embossed ‘MFA Co’ (Marlin Fire Arms Company) panels are excellent. The left side of the barrel is stamped ' JM Marlin New Haven CT USA Pat July1875'. The top of the barrel is marked ‘No.32 Standard 1875’. It has a blade fore sight and notched frame rear sight. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13624:17
£575.00

American 1879 Patent ‘Dictator’ Nickel Plated .32 Rim Fire 5 Shot Single Action Revolver By Hopkins & Allen Manufacturing Company With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 13624:18 - 13624:18
Hopkins and Allen were a Norwich Connecticut based arms manufacturing company. Known as the ‘Dictator’ Model, this revolver is one of many revolvers based on S&W and Colt Patents produced in the 1860’s through to the late 1870s with dynamic or quirky names to attract sales. This is an original example of the ‘Dictator’. It retains most of its original nickel finish. It has a 2 ¾” octagonal steel barrel (7 ½” overall). The top of the frame is crisply marked 'Hopkins & Allen Mfg Co DICTATOR Pat May 27 79 (1879)'. It has a shrouded trigger, steel hammer, blade fore sight and ornate undamaged gutta percha grips. The action is single action only works correctly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13624:18
£575.00

Victorian British Field Rifle Company Birmingham Martini Henry .577x .450 Calibre Military Rifle Modified For Sporting Use. Sn 13624:3 - 13624:3
This is a very good .577x .450 calibre Martini Henry Rifle. This piece appears to be a British Militia private purchase weapon modified for sporting use. It has all original woodwork, adjustable rear sight, block & blade fore sight, sling swivels and steel butt plate. It is without bayonet lug. The stock is stamped with a faint unreadable ink roundel. The barrel's bore is clean with well defined rifling. The wood has knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The metal work has even patina. The action works correctly and is fully functional. There are date or manufacturer marks on the side plates but the barrel is marked ‘Field Rifle Company Birmingham’ (one of the numerous Birmingham based manufacturers/finishers of rifles). As an antique, obsolete calibre weapon, no Licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13624:3
£795.00

1898 to 1903 J. STEVENS A & T CO Obsolete Calibre .32 Rim Fire No.21 Rolling Block Take Down Bicycle Rifle With External Hammer. Sn 13624:2 - 13624:2
Stevens guns were made at their plant in Chicopee Falls, Mass. From 1864 to 1886 their guns were marked J. STEVENS & CO. From 1886 to 1916 they were marked J. STEVENS A & T CO or J. STEVENS ARMS & TOOL CO. No Stevens firearms were manufactured from 1916 until 1920 when Savage Arms purchased the facilities and name. From 1920 until 1942 (or '48) Savage marked guns J. STEVENS ARMS CO and after that simply STEVENS or STEVENS/SAVAGE. The Stevens name was discontinued in 1991. This is an original J. STEVENS A & T CO No. 21 BICYCLE RIFLE. These short take down rifles had 20" barrels and were advertised as being perfect for cyclists. The rifles were sold with a case that would fit perfectly into the frame of a standard size bicycle (see image of contemporary advert illustrated). These Bicycle rifles were produced between 1898 to around 1903. This is a nice original example of the breech loading rolling block take down J. STEVENS A & T CO No. 21 Bicycle rifle. It has the correct 20” round to octagonal barrel with a clean bore and crisp rifling. It measures 36 ½” overall. Its ‘take down' mechanism is achieved by unscrewing the sling swivel lug on the underside of the action. All wood and metalwork have even patina. The top of the barrel is crisply marked ‘J. STEVENS A. & T. CO. CHICOPEE FALLS MASS U.S.A. PAT APR.1794’ (illustrated, indicating manufacture between 1898 to 1903) and one of the barrel flats ’32 Long’ (calibre). The stock also has crisp Remington Arms Co manufacturer detail. The weapon is serial number '632' which is stamped on the underside of the action tang. The cocking, firing, take down and rolling block actions work perfectly. It has a ribbed wood butt plate, blade fore sight & adjustable rear sight. 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. The price for this unusual bicycle rifle includes UK delivery. Sn 13624:2
£675.00

RARE, 1909 Winchester ‘The Stinger’ Model 1894 .32-40 Obsolete Calibre Lever Action Rifle With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 13624:1 - 13624:1
This is a very good increasingly hard to find Winchester Model 1894 ‘The Stinger’ lever action Rifle in obsolete calibre .32-40. It has all original undamaged woodwork, original finish on the metalwork and strips, cocks and dry fires as it should. Its 25 ¾” octagonal barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling and is stamped on one of the barrel flats '32-40' (calibre) and the stock strap 'Model 1894’ with Winchester name & Trade mark detail (illustrated in image 2). The top of the barrel is stamped ‘ Made By The Winchester Repeating Firearms Company’ together with the company address and patent detail. One of the barrel flats is stamped ‘The Stinger’ and with Wasp logo (Winchester firearms marked "The Stinger" with the Wasp were imported by the Perry Brothers LTD in Australia. All illustrated in image 2). The underside of the frame is stamped with number '477911' which dates it to 1909. It has a full length tube magazine, steel butt plate, blade foresight & adjustable rear sight. 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 13624:1
£1,895.00

sold sold sold C1850's 1st Type Deane Adams & Deane London (Makers To HRH Prince Albert) .32 Calibre Five Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver With Spurless Hammer & Octagonal Barrel. Sn 13614 - 13614
The famous English gunsmith's Deane Adams and Deane had premises at 30 King William Street, London Bridge, London in 1852. 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. The weapon's double action firing mechanism work as they should. It has a 4 ½” octagonal barrel (9 ¼” overall). The barrel has a small blade fore sight & notched plate rear sight. The top of the frame is crisply marked 'Deane Adams & Deane Makers To HRH Prince Albert 30 King William Street, London' and has Victorian black powder proofs. It has foliate engraving to the frame & trigger guard. The frame is engraved ‘Adams Patent’ and partially legible ‘No. 5771?’1’. It's dark coloured finely chequered walnut grip is in great undamaged condition. The pistol's metal work is undamaged. Price for this superb percussion pistol includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13614
£0.00

C1830 English, W. Bond London, 40 Bore Brass Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel & Concealed Trigger. Sn 13560 - 13560
A large family of English Gunsmith’s named Bond had premises at various London addresses including at 108 Leadenhall Street, 45 Cornhill and at 'The Golden Blunderbuss' 59 Lombard Street, between 1762 & 1879. The Bond's made and supplied firearms to The British East India Company. A member of that family William Thomas Bond is recorded as working as a Gunsmith on his own at the family addresses in 1836. A William Bond is also recorded as working as working with Edward Bond at 45 Cornhill 1826-1855 and Northumberland Alley London 1871-1879 (see page 143 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This is a nice brass flintlock pocket pistol by W. Bond made C1830. The pistol is 6” overall with a 1 ½” screw off smoothbore brass barrel which is .486” at the muzzle opening (approx. 40 Bore). On the left side it is engraved 'W. Bond London'. The right ‘London’. It has a sliding safety, folding concealed trigger and the hammer is fitted with flint. The action works as it should with a strong spring. It has impressed proof /inspection marks on the underside of the frame. Its walnut bag shaped grip has fine chequering and is inlaid with a void silver roundel. 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 a part of a collection or display. Sn 13560
£645.00
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