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RARE, Imperial German Spandau Model 1871 11.15x 60 Calibre Cavalry Carbine. Sn 10581 - 10581
The Mauser Model 1871 Carbine was designed and manufactured by Paul and Wilhelm Mauser. It was issued to Cavalry Regiments. This is an excellent original example of the Mauser M1871 carbine. It's full stock woodwork is undamaged and all original. The metalwork is excellent with nice patina throughout. It has a 20" barrel and measures 39 1/2" overall. It's rifled bore is clean with no pitting. The breech is nicely marked 'Spandau' with Imperial proof/ inspection marks. The bolt action and firing mechanism work as they should. It has a steel butt plate and is complete with sling swivels, fixed winged fore sight and small flip up ladder rear sight. The price for this rare carbine includes UK delivery. N.B. As an antique obsolete calibre breech loading weapon no licence is required to possess in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 10581
£975.00

Enfield Snider Patent MK II** .577 Calibre Artillery Carbine Breech Marked 'DS14'. Sn 10574 - 10574
This is an excellent original example of the British .577 Snider Patent Artillery Carbine. The Snider action was introduced to British service in 1866 to allow the use of the .577 calibre brass cartridge and many rifles and carbines were converted to the Snider system. They remained in use until the Martini Henry was introduced. This Snider patent carbine has a 21 1/2" barrel and measures 40" overall. It's steel barrel has a clean bore and crisp rifling. It has a brass butt plate which is WD marked, fore end block & trigger guard with extended tang. The woodwork is all original & undamaged. The stock is impressed 'B20' and number '685' together with WD mark. The side plate is crisply marked 'Crown Enfield' and '1868' Date together with inspection marks. The breech cover is crisply marked with WD and inspection marks together with 'II**' pattern designation. The breech tang is stamped 'DS14' (Skennerton's book Broad Arrow refers to 'DS' being the designation for either the South African 'Driscoll's Scouts' or the British Regimental 'District Staff' and British Territorial Association '14' as being 'Cambridge & Isle Of Ely'). The barrel is marked with Victorian proof/inspection & WD marks. The action is strong and works as it should. It has a fixed foresight and flip up ladder rear sight. It is also fitted with, bayonet lug, sling swivels, nipple protector with brass chain and has it's original cleaning rod. Price for this excellent Carbine worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to possess this weapon in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 10574
£1,200.00

Original, 1907, Obsolete Calibre, Winchester Model 1894 .32-40 Calibre Lever Action Rifle. Sn 10542 - 10542
This is an excellent increasingly hard to find Winchester Model 1894 lever action Rifle in obsolete calibre .32-40. It has excellent undamaged woodwork, original finish on the metalwork and strips, cocks and dry fires as it should. It's 26" barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling and is nicely stamped on top of the barrel with '32-40' (calibre) and the stock strap 'Model 1894' with Winchester name & Trade mark detail (illustrated). The underside of the frame is stamped with number '406966' which dates it to 1907. The top of the barrel is nicely marked with Winchester's name, U.S. Address and 1894 Patent detail. It has a steel butt plate, flip up ring foresight & adjustable rear sight. Price for this hard to find obsolete calibre weapon 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 10542
£1,950.00

ALL MATCHING NUMBERS, American Civil War Era, Manhattan Arms Manufacturing Co (Colt Navy), .36" Calibre, 5 Shot 6 inch Barrel, Percussion Revolver. Sn 10606 - 10606
The Manhattan Arms Manufacturing Co. was founded in New Jersey U.S.A. When Colt's Patents for revolving firearms expired in 1857 Manhattan began Manufacturing Colt Patent expired weapons including the iconic Colt Navy Revolver. Production continued until C1873. Many of their weapons were used during the American Civil War. This is an excellent, original 6 1/2 inch barrel version of the Manhattan Colt Navy .36" Calibre, 5 shot percussion revolver with drop down loading lever. The metal work has nice patina throughout with traces of original nickel plating. It has a lightly engraved cylinder and the top of the frame is engraved Manhattan Arms Co Newark N.J'. The pistol's steel frame, barrel block, brass butt strap & trigger guard assembly are undamaged and stamped with matching serial number '19116'. The cylinder is lightly decorated and engraved 'Patented Dec 27 1869'. It has an attractive Walnut grip. The pistol's loading and firing actions work as they should. Price for this nicely marked American Civil War Era Revolver includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 10606
£975.00

1886 Dated MK IV Enfield Martini Henry .577x .450 Long Lever British Service Rifle With South Rhodesia Government, Bechuanaland Protectorate & South Africa Service Marks & Leather Sling. Sn 10604. - 10604
This is an original MK IV. 1886 dated .577x .450 Martini Henry, long lever Service Rifle. It has it's original woodwork throughout which is excellent and undamaged. The stock is impressed ‘SRG’ (South Rhodesia Government. The designation South Rhodesia was officially adopted in 1898 for the area south of the Zambezi, which later became Zimbabwe. South Rhodesia was established By The Rt Hon Cecil John Rhodes who was a British businessman, mining magnate, and politician. His British South Africa Company had been given unlimited powers in the region by the British Government. Southern Rhodesians fought alongside the British in the Second Boer War and the First World War). The stock is also impressed with number ‘5111’ & 'BP26' (Bechuanaland Protectorate Weapon number 26. The Bechuanaland Protectorate was established on 31 March 1885, by the British Government in South Africa. It became the Republic of Botswana on 30 September 1966). The weapon has block and blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels, cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The Barrel bands trigger guard and lever are stamped with British WD ordnance inspection Marks. The action is stamped on the right side Crown VR (Victoria Regina) Enfield, Mark IV model designation, inspection mark and dated '1886'. The top of the breech is stamped ‘U’ with diamond mark and ‘U’ with arrow South African Service mark together with ‘SRG’ South Rhodesia Government Service mark. The weapon is also stamped with other Victorian British ‘VR’ inspection marks and the barrel with matching Protectorate number ‘BP26’. The weapon is also numbered ‘A1112’. The steel barrel is clean, the rifling sharp and well defined. The action works correctly and is fully functional. The weapon is fitted with an original leather sling. Price for this excellent rifle with interesting marks worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As an Antique, obsolete calibre weapon, no Licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 10604
£1,275.00

SOLD. SOLD. SOLD. Sharps 1859 Patent .32 Rim Fire Calibre 4 Barrelled Pocket Derringer. Sn 10495 - 10495
4 barrelled derringer pistols pistols were made by the C. Sharps Company begining with the 1859 Patent. Production of the Sharps, 4 shot pistols ended in 1874. This is an excellent original Sharps 1859 Patent 4 barrelled pocket derringer in .32 RF calibre. It is a fully functioning example. The pistol has 4 x 2 1/2 " steel barrels and measures 5" overall. The frame is steel. It has a brass blade fore sight and groove rear sight. The right side of the frame is stamped 'C. Sharps Patent 1859'. The bottom of the barrel rib is stamped '6958'. It has a revolving firing pin and loading is achieved by depression of a lever at the underside of the frame when the pistol is half cocked, the barrel cluster can then be moved forward for loading of rounds. It has a shrouded trigger & plain walnut bag shaped grips which are undamaged. The pistol's barrels have clean rifled bores and it's loading cocking and firing actions work perfectly. Price includes UK delivery. NB 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. Sn 10495
£0.00

SOLD *** SOLD *** (lay-away) RARE, SLAVE TRADE, Early 1800’s British "Company of Merchants Trading to Africa" .65” Bore Trade Flintlock Musket With Birmingham Proof Marks. Sn 10521 - 10521
The British "Company of Merchants Trading to Africa" founded in 1750 used the elephant with castle mark to show ownership of its weapons. The Company was heavily involved in the African slave trade. The Company, composed of nearly 400 Liverpool, London, and Bristol merchants. The Company took advantage of tribal wars & supplied muskets to local kings & Chieftans upon whom slavers depended for the flow of slaves from the inner continent to the trading forts established in Gambia and Senegal. The company, along with some other chartered companies, continued its activity in the slave trade and expanded into the trade of gold and ivory. The Company of Merchants trading to Africa ended its operations in the slave trade in 1821. Company weapons were patterned after the British Brown Bess. This is a rare "Company of Merchants Trading to Africa" trade flintlock musket. The musket was made as a trade weapon with the East India Company during the early 1800’s. The musket has the correct ‘Elephant With Castle’ marked lock plate (illustrated). It has all original woodwork throughout which is in undamaged condition apart from one small 2mm chip around one of the stock nails on the right side of the weapon. It has a blade foresight steel butt plate with extended tang . The musket measures 61 inches overall with a 44 1/2 inch round barrel stepped to octagonal which is .65” bore. The barrel has Birmingham proof marks. The bore is nice and clean. The weapon is complete with steel ram rod and It's cocking and firing actions work perfectly. As an antique flintlock musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 10521
£0.00

***SOLD***SOLD*** 1873 Dated, Martini Henry Mk I Converted To Mk II, Artillery Carbine. Sn 10498 - 10498
This is an excellent original example of the Martini Henry Artllery Carbine in .577x450 calibre. Originally MK I it has been converted to MK II and the weapon is correctly stamped indicating the conversion. It is also date stamped 1876 with Crown VR (Victoria Regina). The all original woodwork and metal work are in nice undamaged condition. The wood has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. It has a clean bore with crisp rifling and is complete with original ramrod. The Stock is crisply impressed with Enfield roundel and it has a brass disc, stamped with War Dept arrow and number ‘1’. The barrel and barrel block have proof inspection marks. It is fitted with bayonet lug, rear sling swivel, forward sling swivel lug, block and blade foresight and flip up ladder rear sight. It’s cocking and firing actions work as they should. As an obsolete calibre, antique firearm no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10498
£0.00

ORIGINAL MATCHING NUMBERS American Civil War Era Colt Model 1861 Navy .36 Calibre Single Action Percussion Revolver. Sn 10514 - 10514
The Colt Model 1861 Navy was a muzzle-loading cap & ball .36-calibre revolver used during the American Civil War (see Colt Firearms by James Serven). It was used as a side arm by Cavalry, Infantry, Artillery troops, and Naval forces. This Model 1861 Navy revolver is in battle worn condition but undamaged with original action and with even patina throughout. It does have pitting to the metal on top of the barrel. The Colt address on top of the barrel is faintly visible. The pistol has a 7 1/2" steel barrel and measures 13 3/4" overall. The weapon has a blade foresight and 'notched hammer' rear sight. It has a captive 'lever' ramrod. It has matching serial numbers '25377' on the barrel block, frame & brass butt. The pistol has a brass trigger guard with extended tang and backstrap. The cylinder is marked Colt's Patent No. 2500. It has an undamaged American Walnut wood grip and the pistol's single action firing action works as it should. Price for this historic revolver includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 10514. BOOKS COVERING ALL ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY OF REMINGTON & COLT FIREARMS MANUFACTURE INCLUDING THE BOOK REFERRED TO ABOVE ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE ON THIS WEBSITE.
£975.00

American Civil War Era .32 Calibre Moores / Williamsons 1864 Patent 6 Shot Teat Fire Revolver. Sn 10494 - 10494
Manufactured from 1864 to 1870 these 6 shot American front loading teat-fire revolvers were one of the most successful competitors to Smith & Wesson and it is believed that their popularity was one of the reasons for Colt's purchase of the National Arms Co in 1870. It has the correct sheathed trigger and swivel loading gate on the right side of the frame forward of the cylinder. The top of the barrel is faintly marked "MOORE'S PAT. FIRE ARMS CO. BROOKLYN N.Y." and the underside with number "9716''. "D. WILLIAMSON'S PATENT JANUARY 5, 1864" is marked around the rear edge of the cylinder. The Nickel plated & 'Gold Washed' frame and butt strap are nicely scroll engraved with a punch dot background. Much of the nickel plating remains and some traces of the 'Gold Wash'. It has smooth dark rosewood grips. The cocking & firing action work as they should. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique teat fire pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 10494
£575.00
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