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American Stevens Arms Co Model 1915 ‘Favorite’ .25 Rim Fire Under Lever Single Shot 'Take Down' Rifle. Sn 13066 - 13066
This is an excellent original American Stevens ‘Model 1915 Favorite’ take down rifle. It has a 24” barrel with a clean bore and crisp rifling. It measures 38 ½” overall. Its ‘take down' mechanism is achieved by unscrewing the screw-lock at the underside of the action. All wood and metalwork are undamaged with even patina throughout. The top of the barrel is crisply marked with manufacturer detail ‘J Stevens Arms Company Chicopee Falls Mass USA 25-Stevens’. The breech is marked ‘Trade Mark Favorite Reg U.S Pat Off & Fgn’. The stock tang is stamped ‘Model 1915’. The weapon is number 'J171’'. The cocking, firing and take down actions work perfectly. It has a chequered horn butt plate, a fixed brass blade fore sight and 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. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13066
£795.00

VERY RARE, MATCHING NUMBERS, British Military Issue Greenes Model 1856 (1854 Patent) .54" Bore Maynard's Patent Breech Loading Carbine By Mass Arms Co Chicopee Falls USA. Sn 11387 - 11387
This scarce Carbine was manufactured by Mass Arms Co USA and purchased by the British Government for issue to British Cavalry. The carbines never saw Military service due to the perceived fragility of the cartridge ammunition. The carbines were put into storage in the Tower Of London Armoury while further work on a reliable cartridge was carried out. A fire at the Tower destroyed almost all of the carbines and British contract guns like this example are few and far between. The weapon has several inspection marks. The serial number '221' is located on the inside of the breech and it has matching number at the ribbed fore end. It has double triggers with an innovative twist ribbed fore end which releases the breech when the front trigger is depressed. It also features the Maynard's 1845 Patent 'tape primer system' with hinged cover (the tape primer operated in a similar fashion to toy cap guns with paper roll charges ignited when the hammer strikes and rotated to the following charge). The frame is crisply marked with U.S. (Greene's) 1854 patent detail together with Maynard's patent detail, Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and manufacturer Mass Arms Co Chicopee Falls USA 1856'. The weapon's steel fittings including butt plate, saddle ring block and blade foresight and ladder rear sight graduated to 600 yards are all excellent and undamaged. It's original wood stock is undamaged and is fitted with a hinged steel patch box stamped with British Inspection mark. It's loading & firing actions works perfectly. It has an 18" barrel (34 1/2" overall). The barrel is clean with original crisp & clean 3 groove rifling. Price for this rare carbine includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rim fire carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 11387
£2,950.00

Victorian Era British Army In India Spear Point ‘Pig Sticker’ Lance With Ornately Hand Tooled Ferrule & Spike Base. Sn 12886 - 12886
An excellent original British Army In India ‘Pig Sticker’ Lance. The wood shaft has a 5” four edged spear point with 6 ½” ferrule and conical spike base. The ferrule and conical spike base have beautiful ornate hand tooled foliate decoration. It measures a massive 7 Feet 1 ½” overall length and is undamaged. The centre section has rope grip binding. Due to the size of this item delivery will be by arrangement and within the UK only. Sn 12886
£345.00

WW1 1915 dated British Army In India Lancer’s Cavalry Lance With Red & White Pennant . Sn 12885 - 12885
An excellent original WW1 British Army In India Lancer’s Cavalry Lance With Red & White Pennant. The wood lance has a 6” triangular spear point with 6 ½” ferrule and conical spike base. It measures a massive 9 Feet 3 ½” and is undamaged. The centre section has a brown leather wrist loop and rope grip binding. The spear point ferrule is nicely marked with India Arsenal inspection mark, WD Arrow and ‘No.1 I P’ together with ‘1915’ date. The top section of the lance is mounted with a red and white forked pennant. Due to the size of this item delivery will be by arrangement and within the UK only. Sn 12885
£375.00

Rare & Original Napoleonic Era French Spontoon / Pike With Napoleonic Eagle Etched Blade. A 12 / 5001 - A12 / 5001
This is an original French Napoleonic era Spontoon / Pike. It has a wood shaft with no end cap. It is 82 ¼” overall length. The removable crossbar has pyramid ends and is 5 ½” width. The leaf shaped spear point blade with medial ridge is 11” length. One side of the blade is etched with the Napoleonic Eagle. It is secured to the shaft by a 3 ½” long steel ferrule with 4 ½” riveted steel straps. The shaft is undamaged and the metal has even patina. Due to the size of this item delivery will be by arrangement and within the UK only. A12 / 5001. (NB A similar but longer spontoon from the same period is also available see stock number Sn 12884. The pair would make a superb display piece either together or individually)
£695.00

Rare & Original Napoleonic Era French Spontoon / Pike. Sn 12884. - 12884
This is an original French Napoleonic era Spontoon / Pike with wooden shaft. It is 98 ¼” overall length, with a steel end cap. The removable crossbar has pyramid ends and is 5 ½” width. The leaf shaped spear point blade with medial ridge is 12” length and is secured to the shaft by a 4 ½” long steel ferrule with 8 ½” riveted steel straps. The shaft is undamaged and the metal has even patina. Due to the size of this item delivery will be by arrangement and within the UK only. Sn 12884. (NB A similar but shorter spontoon from the same period is also available see stock number A 12 / 5001. The pair would make a superb display piece either together or individually)
£650.00

Swiss Military Vetterli M1878 (M78) .41 Rim Fire Fire Calibre Bolt Action Rifle By Waffenfabrik Bern. Sn 12948 - 12948
The Vetterli rifles were a series of Swiss army service rifles in use from 1869 to circa 1890, when they were replaced with Schmidt-Rubin rifles. Modified Vetterli rifles were also used by the Italian Army. The Swiss Vetterli rifles combined the American M1866 Winchester rifle's tubular magazine and a bolt system derived from the German Dreyse. Due to the Swiss Federal Council's early 1866 decision to equip the army with a breech loading repeating rifle, the Vetterli rifles were, at the time of their introduction, the most advanced military rifles in Europe. This is an excellent M78 Vetterli bolt action rifle in .41 rim fire obsolete calibre rifle. It has all original, undamaged wood furniture. The left side plate is stamped with ‘Swiss Cross’ mark and stamped 'M78 Waffenfabrik Bern' together with model designation ‘M78’ and serial number ‘175747’. The barrel, butt plate and breech plate have matching numbers. The bolt is numbered ‘4286’ It has an adjustable rear sight, block & blade foresight, bayonet lug, sling swivels, steel butt plate and original cleaning rod. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. The loading & firing action works perfectly. 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 12948
£795.00

1805-1808 Brass 80 Bore Brass Flintlock Pocket Pistol By Mary Jover London With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 12880 - 12880
Mary Jover was an English Gun maker with premises at 26 Mortimer Street, London, between 1805-1808. This is an excellent, brass Flintlock pocket pistol by Jover. It measures 7 ¼” overall with a 2 ¼” screw off barrel. The frame is marked ‘Jover’ within roundel on the left side and the right ‘London’ within roundel. The underside of the frame has proof marks. It has a steel hammer, sliding safety catch feature and a flower engraved steel trigger guard. The pistol’s bag shaped wood grip is undamaged with just the bumps and bruises consistent with age. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly. 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 12880
£425.00

American Ethan Allen & Company 1860 Patent Falling Block .44 Henry Rim Fire Calibre Single Shot Rifle. Sn 12890 - 12890
Ethan Allen (September 2, 1808– January 7, 1871) was a major American arms maker from Massachusetts USA. His first firearm, the "Pocket Rifle" was developed in 1836, and his first patent was granted in 1837. This is an excellent original Allen & Company 1860 Patent falling block rifle in .44 Henry Rim Fire Calibre. The top of the breech is marked with faint manufacturer detail ‘ E.Allen & Co, Worcester, Mass, Allens Pat Sept 18 1860’. It has a 26” round steel barrel stepped to octagonal towards the breech(43 ¾” overall), a small flip up rear sight and block & blade fore sight. The rifled barrel is clean. It has a steel butt plate with hinged trap and fore end block. The metal work has even patina. The rifle has all original undamaged wood work which has just minor bumps and bruises consistent with age and use. It has an external hammer and its falling block action operates as it should. 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 12890
£1,295.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD British 1862 Dated Enfield MK II** 3 Band .577 Calibre Snider Rifle Regiment Marked ’V Ex3’ To The 3rd Militia Volunteer Battalion Essex Regiment & Buff Leather Sling . Sn 12822 - 12822
A large number of small Rifle Volunteer Corps had been formed in the county of Essex as a result of an invasion scare in 1859. In 1881 two units of ancient militia, the East Essex Militia and the Essex (Rifles) Militia, were re-designated the 3rd and 4th (Militia) Battalions of The Essex Regiment. In 1884 they formed part of the River Column under Lord Wolseley which struggled up the Nile to relieve Khartoum and attempt to save General Gordon from the Mahdi, who had overrun the Sudan. For this campaign the Regiment was awarded the battle honour "Nile, 1884-5". Both regular Battalions and elements of the Volunteer Battalions, served in the South African War (1899-1902), the Regiment gaining the battle honour "South Africa, 1889-1902". This is an excellent example of the Enfield Snider 3 Band Rifle Marked to The 3rd Essex Volunteers. The side plate is stamped With Queens Crown (Victoria) and by the manufacturer 'Enfield 1862'. It has excellent all original wood work, brass butt plate, fore end block, bayonet bar and trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle also has its original ramrod, ladder rear sight stamped with Enfield inspection marks, block and blade fore sight and sling swivels fitted with buff leather sling. The butt plate tang and breech are stamped ‘V Ex3’ to the 3rd Militia Volunteer Battalion Essex Regiment. It is also marked ‘465’ (weapon number). The barrel has a clean bore crisp rifling and is stamped with Victorian proof and WD marks. The breech is stamped ‘Snider’s Patent’ with arrow trademark ‘BSA Co’ and MK II** model designation . Total length is 54 ½” with a 36 ½” barrel. The firing action works perfectly. 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. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 12822
£0.00
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