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C1830 English, Brass Framed Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel By Clabrough Of Lincoln & Birmingham. Sn 10922 - 10922
Peter Clabrough was an English gunsmith with premises at The High Street Lincoln between 1821 and 1828. Jane Clabrough is recorded as operating at the same premises C1840. Peter's Brother Joseph Clabrough operated as a gunsmith at Price Street & 60 Aston Road North, Birmingham between 1868 & 1902. The Clabrough Brothers operated as Gunsmiths under their own names and as 'Clabrough Brothers'. This is a nice brass framed flintlock pocket pistol by Clabrough made C1830. The pistol is 6 1/4"overall with a 1 1/2" screw off barrel. On the left side it is engraved 'Clabrough' within a motif of banners and arms. The right has a similar motif with void panel. 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. The bag shaped wood grip is excellent & undamaged. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 10922
£495.00

Victorian 19th Century Copper and Brass 'Foliage' Powder Flask by Dixon & Sons. Sn 10917 - 10917
An original 19th Century, British plain powder flask in copper with a brass adjustable charger, made by Dixon & Sons. The flask has plain panels on the front and back along with chamfered edges. The seams are in very good condition. It has just a couple of small dents from normal use as can be seen in the photographs. All of the neck screws are present. The external neck spring is intact and operates smoothly as it should. The adjustable three setting charger is stamped with "Dixon & Sons". The flask measures 6 3/4" in length. This type of plain flask is illustrated on page 276, item 194 of "The Powder Flask Book" by Ray Riling. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10917
£245.00

Victorian 19th Century Copper and Brass Plain 'Bag' Powder Flask With Fixed Charger by Dixon & Sons. Sn 10916 - 10916
Victorian 19th Century copper and brass plain 'Bag' powder flask with fixed charger by Dixon & Sons. An original 19th Century, British adjustable, plain 'Bag' powder flask in copper with a brass charger, made by Dixon & Sons. The flask is one of the 'Bag' flasks and has plain panels on the front and back. The seams are in good condition with just a small 35mm section that has come un soldered and the flask has just a couple of small dents as can be seen in the photographs. All of the neck screws are present. The external neck spring is intact and operates smoothly as it should. The fixed, non adjustable charger top is stamped with "Dixon & Sons Patent". The flask measures 6 3/4" in length. This type of plain flask is illustrated on page 276 of "The Powder Flask Book" by Ray Riling. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10916
£245.00

Victorian 19th Century Copper and Brass 'Foliage' Powder Flask by Dixon & Sons. Sn 10913 - 10913
A Victorian 19th Century copper and brass 'Foliage' powder flask by Dixon & Sons. An original 19th Century, British adjustable, embossed powder flask in copper with a brass charger, made by Dixon & Sons. The flask is one of the 'Foliage' flasks and features a floriated panel on the front and back. The seams are in very good condition and the flask has just a couple of small dents as can be seen in the photographs. All of the neck screws are present. The external neck spring is intact and operates smoothly as it should. The charger is stamped with "Dixon & Sons" and it has three settings. The flask measures 8 1/4" in length. This type of foliage flask is illustrated on page 325-326 of "The Powder Flask Book" by Ray Riling. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10913
£175.00

Victorian 19th Century Copper and Brass 'Pheasant' Powder Flask by Dixon & Sons. Sn 10915 - 10915
A Victorian 19th Century copper and brass 'Pheasant' powder flask by Dixon & Sons. An original 19th Century, British adjustable, embossed powder flask in copper, with a brass charger made by Dixon & Sons. The flask is one of the 'Pheasants' flasks and features a male pheasant in a floriated panel on the front along with a bird in flight in the top right. It has a plain rear. The flask works perfectly. The seams are in good condition and the flask has a couple of small dents as can be seen in the photographs. All of the neck screws are present. The neck spring is intact and operates smoothly. The charger is stamped with "Dixon & Sons" and it has three settings. The flask measures 7 1/2" in length. This actual flask is illustrated as image 739 on page 334 of "The Powder Flask Book" by Ray Riling. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10915
£175.00

**SOLD**LAYAWAY**RARE, ORIGINAL, MATCHING NUMBERS, American Civil War U.S. Cavalry Smith’s 1857 Patent .50” Calibre Break Action Percussion Carbine By American Arms Company Chicopee Falls Distributed By Poultney & Trimble of Baltimore, Maryland. Sn 10856 - 10856
The Smith Carbine is a .50” calibre breech loading rifle patented by Gilbert Smith on June 23, 1857. The weapon successfully completed the Military Trials of the late 1850s and was used by various Cavalry units during the American Civil War. The Smith Carbine was unique in that it broke apart in the middle for loading by depression of a break lever located within the trigger guard and it used rubber cartridges which sealed the gases in the breech. The downside was that these cartridges were difficult to remove. The carbines were built by the American Arms Company in Chicopee Falls Massachusetts and other American manufacturers . The name of the distributor for the manufacturer, Poultney & Trimble of Baltimore, Maryland, is often stamped on the carbine's receivers. Early versions are often known to modern collectors as Artillery models, but all Smiths were issued to Cavalry units. This is an excellent original example of these rare carbines. The metal work has even patina throughout with no rust and it’s wood work is all original. The wood at the neck has at some time in its life had a professional repair. The carbine has a 21 ½” barrel which has crisp rifling. The carbine measures 38 ½” overall. It has a steel butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang, dolphin hammer, flip up ladder rear sight, block and blade fore sight and steel saddle bar with ring. The trigger guard has the correct barrel release lever and the top of the frame and barrel have the correct flat barrel release bar. The left side of the frame is crisply stamped with Smith’s 1857 patent detail and by the distributor Poultney & Trimble of Baltimore, Maryland (all illustrated). The right side of the frame is stamped by the manufacturer ‘American Arms Company in Chicopee Falls Mass’. The barrel block and trigger block have matching numbers ‘12812’. The butt plate tang is stamped ‘U.S’ indicating U.S. Cavalry Use. Price for this rare American Civil war piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 10856
£0.00

ZULU WAR ERA, BSA & M Co British, 1876 Dated, Martini Henry .577x 450, MK I Converted To MK II, Short Lever Service Rifle. Sn 10858:11 - 10858:11
This is an excellent Zulu War Era 1876 dated, Martini Henry .577x 450, MK I converted to MK II, Short Lever Service Rifle. It has original woodwork which has a clear Enfield stamp in the stock. The wood has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The metal work is undamaged and has great patina throughout. It is stamped on it's right side ' Crown 'VR' (Victoria Regina) BSA & M Co (Birmingham Small Arms & metals Small Heath 1872-1897) and date '1876'. It also has the correct MK I, Conversion to MK II Stamp. The rifled bore is clean and it strips, cocks and dry fires perfectly. It is complete with original steel cleaning rod, sling swivels & bayonet lug. It has a steel butt plate, flip up ladder sight and block & blade fore sight. The weapon has several clear Victorian proof/ inspection marks and has some Nepalese marks on the wood and metalwork. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre, antique weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 10858:11
£875.00

C1870, English Gentleman's Club Bar 7mm Pin Fire Revolver Cigar/Cheroot Cutter. Sn 10898 - 10898
An unusual curio from C1870, this is a cigar/ cheroot cutter professionally made in the period from a 7mm calibre, 6 shot, pin fire pocket revolver. It has a 3 1/4" octagonal barrel (7" overall). It has lovely smooth walnut grips which are undamaged. The pistol has even patina throughout and has remnants of it's original nickel finish. The pistol retains it's original side gate and the mechanism works in both single and double action. The cylinder has been hollowed out during it's construction and fixed in place. The top of the cylinder is adapted with a rimmed hole to accept the tips of cigars or cheroots and the hammer firing pin modified to a 'v' shaped cutter bar to shape the cigar or cheroot. These novelty pieces were available on Bars of Gentleman's Club's for the use of smokers. To avoid theft they would have been secured to the bar by chain. This piece is fitted with lanyard ring and complete with it's steel link securing chain and brass screw with eyelet for fixing to the bar or table. As an antique curio made from an obsolete calibre, pin fire weapon no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 10898
£375.00

VERY RARE, MATCHING NUMBERS, British Military Issue 1845 Maynard's Patent .54" Bore Greene's Model 1856 USA Breech Loading Carbine. Sn 10895 - 10895
This scarce Carbine was manufactured by the U.S. Greene Rifle Works 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 British Military inspection marks. The serial number '1736' 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) 1845 patent detail and address together with Maynard's patent detail and Crown VR (Victoria Regina). 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 10895
£3,750.00

VERY RARE, Mid 1800's .59" Bore, Norwegian/ Belgian Military Kammerlader Breech Loading 'Under Hammer' Rifle. Breech Marked 'PJ Malherbe & Co, Liege'. A 554 - A 554
The Kammerlader, or "chamber loader", was the first Norwegian breech loading rifle, and among the very first breech loaders adopted for use by an armed force anywhere in the world. A single-shot black-powder rifle, the kammerlader was operated with a crank mounted on the side of the receiver. This made it much quicker and easier to load than the weapons previously used. Kammerladers quickly gained a reputation for being fast and accurate rifles, and would have been a deadly weapon against massed ranks of infantry. The kammerlader was introduced in 1842, and it is thought that about 40,000 were manufactured until about 1870. While the first flintlock breech loading rifles, such as the Ferguson, were launched decades before 1842, Norway was the first European country to introduce breech loaders on a large scale throughout its Army and Navy, although the United States had been the first in the world with the M1819 Hall rifle. The kammerladers were manufactured in several different models and adopted by other Nations. The rifles used the Minié ball in paper cartridge ammunition. The Kammerlader loading sequence is as follows: 1. The hammer mounted under the weapon is cocked. 2.The crank is rotated, opening the breech. 3. A percussion cap is placed on the nipple. 4.A pre measured amount of gunpowder is poured into the breech, and the paper from the paper cartridge is used as wadding. 5.The bullet is placed in the chamber. 6.The crank is rotated forwards, locking the breech and making the rifle ready to fire. This is an original Kammerlader rifle. It has it's original woodwork which has the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The fore section of the stock may have been contemporarily shortened at some time in it's life. It's loading and firing actions work perfectly and are nice and tight. It measures 47 1/2" overall with a 26 3/4" .59" Bore barrel. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has steel fittings in the white including barrel, action and trigger guard with extended tang. The butt plate is brass. The breech is Belgian manufacturer marked 'PJ Malherbe & Co, Liege'. The trigger guard and action have matching numbers '148' and it has several small inspection marks including 'Crown Above M'. It has a block and blade foresight and flip up fixed rear sight. It is fitted with rear sling swivel and forward sling swivel lug. It's chamber is clean. These weapons are very rare to find in their original breech loading form. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique black powder weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 554
£1,095.00
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