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ORIGINAL, MATCHING NUMBERS, 1863 American Civil War Era, Colt Model 1860 Army .44 Calibre Percussion Revolver. Sn 11419:8 - 11419:8
The Colt Model 1860 Army was a muzzle-loading cap & ball .44-calibre revolver used during the American Civil War. It was used as a side arm by Cavalry, Infantry, Artillery troops, and Naval forces. This Colt Model 1860 Army revolver is in tired, used condition with areas of pitting but no rust, however it is all original. The pistol has an 8 " steel barrel and measures 14" overall. It has the correct brass blade foresight and 'notched hammer' rear sight. The heel of the butt is notched for addition of a detachable shoulder stock and it has a captive 'lever' ramrod (see page 131 of Colt Firearms by James Serven). The barrel is faintly stamped with manufacturer detail 'Address Col. Saml Colt New York U.S. America'. It has matching serial numbers '130379' on the barrel block, frame & brass trigger guard which has an extended tang and grip strap which dates it to 1863. Its American Walnut grips have an old stable triangular chip near to the butt on the left side and another near to the trigger guard on the right side. The grips are totally secure. The pistol's single action firing action works perfectly. 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 11419:8. BOOKS COVERING ALL ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY OF COLT FIREARMS MANUFACTURE INCLUDING THE BOOK REFERRED TO ABOVE ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE ON THIS WEBSITE.
£975.00

1880 Model 1875 Military Swedish Remington Rolling Block Short Rifle/ Carbine In 577x 450 (Martini Calibre) With Stock Disc Marked ‘PB 2K No.99’. (Sn 11419:5) - 11419:5
The Remington rolling block rifle was the first metallic cartridge rifle to be adopted by the Swedish and Norwegian Armies. When the American Civil War ended, the U.S. Federal Government immediately cancelled most contracts for weapons manufacture. This desperately harmed some companies, but Remington's fallback position was their Rolling Block project. This 'new' rifle was based on patents held by Leonard Geiger and Joseph Rider. All of Scandinavian Remington rolling block rifles were made under license in Sweden and Norway, by Carl Gustafs stads Gevärsfaktori and Husqvarna Vapenfabriks Aktiebolag in Sweden and by Kongsberg Vaapenfabrik in Norway, with the two Swedish manufacturers producing about 80% of the weapons. This is an original Swedish Remington rolling block rifle in .577x.450 Calibre, the same round used in British Army Issue Martini Henry Service Rifles. It has a 24" barrel (40 ½” overall) and has an external hammer and fixed sights. The metal & woodwork have some service wear to be expected of a weapon of this age. Its bore is clean. It is fitted with sling swivels. One barrel band is stamped with inspection marks ‘crown over E 85’ and Broad Arrow over ‘WT’. The right side plate is stamped ‘1875' (model) together with ‘crown over S’ and the left with number 4950 which dates it to 1880. The stock is inlaid with a brass disc stamped ‘PB 2K No.99’ no doubt a Regiment or Unit mark. It has a steel butt plate and Its loading & firing actions work correctly. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this rifle in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 11419:5
£850.00

RARE, American Civil War Era 1860's Spencer .52 Calibre Repeating Rifle/ Carbine With 7 Shot Tubular Magazine. Sn 11419:3 - 11419:3
The Spencer .52 Spencer Rim Fire calibre repeating rifle was designed by Christopher Spencer in 1860. It was a manually operated lever-action, repeating carbine size rifle (39" overall) fed from a tube magazine with cartridges. It was adopted by the Union Army, especially by the Cavalry, during the American Civil War. Production began in 1860 and ended in 1869. The carbine had an innovative 7 shot tubular magazine fed into the butt via a trap with steel latch. This is an excellent all original example with serial number 16165. The metal work has even patina and its original wood stock has the bumps and bruises to be expected. The left side of the shoulder stock has 2 old fine cracks which are stable and totally secure. It is fitted with a flip up rear sight and blade fore sight together with steel saddle bar with ring. It is also fitted with rear sling swivel and correct steel butt plate & with correct tubular magazine and latch plate. The top of the breech is marked ' Spencer Repeating Rifle Co Boston' With Faint Patent Detail. The loading and firing actions work perfectly. Price for this superb piece of American Civil War history includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 11419:3
£2,950.00

ORIGINAL MATCHING NUMBERS 1849-1872 Colt Pocket Model of 1849 .31 Calibre Cap And Ball 6 Shot Single Action Revolver With Octagonal Barrel & Leather Holster. A 567 - A 567
The family of Colt Pocket Percussion Revolvers evolved from the iconic 1860 Army and 1851 Navy Revolvers and were produced between 1849 and 1872 (see pages 68-70 of A History Of The Colt Revolver By Haven & Belden). This original U.S. Colt .31 Calibre Cap and Ball, 6 shot Pocket Model of 1849 Revolver is in nice original condition with even patina throughout. It has a brass trigger guard and grip frame which has traces of its original nickel plating present. The pistol has the correct brass pin fore sight and notched hammer rear sight. It has undamaged American Walnut grip. The left side of its frame is stamped 'Colts Patent' and the left side of the trigger guard ‘.31 Cal’. The top of the 4" octagonal barrel is correctly marked ' Address Col Saml Colt New York U.S. America'. It has matching serial numbers '255423' stamped on its frame, barrel, trigger guard, cylinder and butt. The cylinder is marked 'Colt's Patent' and has the correct engraved ‘stage coach hold up’ scene. The weapon's single action firing mechanism and captive steel ‘lever’ ram rod work as they should. The pistol is accompanied by its leather open top holster with stitched seams and retaining strap with eyelet that fastens to a single stud on its body. The rear of the holster has a 2” belt loop stitched to the body. All leather and stitching of the holster are intact. Price for this historic Samuel Colt percussion revolver with holster includes UK delivery. NB As an antique cap and ball revolver, no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 567. BOOKS COVERING ALL ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY OF COLT FIREARMS MANUFACTURE INCLUDING THE BOOK REFERRED TO ABOVE ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE ON THIS WEBSITE.
£1,475.00

English, 1799-1833, Flintlock Blunderbuss By Theophilus (Theop's) Richards, Birmingham With Integral Folding Bayonet. A 565. - A 565 / 11418
This an excellent Flintlock Blunderbuss made By Theophilus Richards a quality English Gun maker & Silver gun furniture maker located at various premises on High Street Birmingham between 1799-1833. Between 1818 & 1833 his premises were known as 'The Royal Patent Waterproof Gun Manufactory' where patents for waterproof locks fashionable in the day were produced. Two Theophilus Richards are recorded. One the Father of the renowned gunmaker William Wesley Richards, the other his elder Brother (see page 50 of English Gunmakers By Bailey & Nie). This Blunderbuss is 29 1/2" overall with a straight 14" steel barrel which is a large 1 1/4" smooth bore. It has a Steel hammer & lock, Walnut stock and brass mounts including ornately engraved butt plate tang, trigger guard with acorn finial & ramrod mounts. The steel lock plate is nicely marked ' Theop's Richards'. The top of the barrel has proof marks and the name 'Theop's Richards'. It has wood ramrod with horn tip. The blunderbuss has its original integral folding bayonet mounted on top of the barrel which is retained by a spring clip at the muzzle end & sliding catch at the breech. The spring clips works correctly and the 13" triangular shaped blade tapers to a pin sharp point. The weapon strips, cocks and dry fires as it should. Price for this Blunderbuss which was made by a relative of the famous William Wesley Richards & worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a private collection or display. A 565.
£2,200.00

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

1866 British Private Purchase Enfield Tower 2 Band .577 Calibre Snider Conversion Short Rifle Marked ‘33’ To The 33rd Regiment Of Foot Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) By Rodda Birmingham. A 564 - A 564
The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) / 23rd Regiment of Foot was an Inantry Regiment of the British Army, forming part of the King's Division. Battalions from the Regiment had served in most land conflicts involving British forces since its formation, from the Wars of the Austrian and Spanish successions, through the American war of Independence and various campaigns in India and Africa, the Napoleonic Wars, Crimea the Second Boer War and many of the greatest battles of World War I. When the breech loading Snider mechanism was introduced in 1866, many Enfield percussion long arms were converted to the new system. Enfield 2-band short rifles were issued to British Army Sergeants and many were privately purchased. This is an excellent example of the Enfield short rifle Snider conversion. The side plate is stamped With Queens Crown (Victoria) and by the manufacturer 'Tower 1866'. It has excellent all original wood work, Brass butt plate, fore end block and trigger guard. The butt plate tang is engraved ‘33’ to the 33rd Regiment of Foot. It also has its original bayonet bar, ramrod, ladder rear sight, block and blade fore sight, military heavy hammer and sling swivels. The barrel has a clean bore, crisp rifling and is stamped with Victorian proof marks. It is also stamped 'Rodda Birmingham'. Total length is 49" with a 33" barrel. The firing action works perfectly. This is an antique obsolete calibre rifle and no licence is required to possess it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. A 564
£895.00

ALL MATCHING NUMBERS Imperial Prussian M/83 10.6 mm Reichs Revolver By VCS*CGH Suhl Regiment Marked 'B 3 TS 2 14’ & Additional Struck Out Regiment Mark 'B2 TE 57'. Sn 11380. - 11380
Prior to the 1880's only Prussian Officers were armed with pistols. The Officers were at that time issued with the heavy Model 1879 revolver. In the early 1880's when Prussia made the decision to arm Non Commissioned Officers, Artillery Field Gunners & Medical Corps Staff with revolvers, The lighter model 1883 revolver was introduced ( see page 153 of the book Reichs revolver By Harder). This is an excellent M/83 10.6mm Reichs Revolver by VCS*CGH Suhl. It has a 4 3/4" round barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech. The barrel's bore is clean and has crisp rifling. It measures 10" overall and retains its original blue finish and wood grips which are undamaged. The left side of the frame is stamped with themanufactiurer’s mark VCS*CGH Suhl. It has matching serial numbers '2578' stamped on the frame screws & barrel steps. The pistol is side gate loading and fitted with military lanyard ring. The pistol is single action and its firing & loading mechanism works with a nice crisp action. The left side of the frame has a thumb operated safety lever which works as it should. The steel grip strap is Regiment marked 'B 3 TS 2 14’ & Additional Struck Out Regiment Mark 'B2 TE 57'. Price for this nicely marked Prussian revolver includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 11380
£895.00

ORIGINAL Mid 1800's American Eli Whitney, Whitneyville Armoury .32 Rim Fire Calibre, 6 Shot, Single Action Brass Framed ‘Navy’ Percussion Revolver. Sn 11383. - 11383
The American Whitneyville Armoury was Founded in 1798 at New Haven Connecticut by Eli Whitney (Whitney was involved in production of the Colt Whitney Walker Dragoon Revolvers). This is an excellent, original, Whitneyville Armoury 5 inch octagonal barrel Percussion Revolver. The pistol measures 9" overall & has brass blade fore sight and brass frame. The top of the frame is correctly grooved and the spurred steel hammer notched to assist sighting. The metal work has even patina throughout. The top of the barrel is marked by the manufacturer 'Whitneyville Armory CT USA’. It has attractive Walnut grips which are undamaged. The pistol's firing mechanism work perfectly. Price 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 11383. BOOKS COVERING ALL ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY OF COLT FIREARMS MANUFACTURE ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE ON THIS WEBSITE.
£695.00

Original C1880 .41 Rim Fire Calibre Brass Framed ‘Knuckle Duster’ Derringer (Colt No.1) By The National Arms Co New York. Sn 11377 - 11377
Colt made the No.1 Derringer between 1870 and 1880. Colt designs were used by other American Arms manufacturer’s. This is an excellent original .41 RF Calibre Brass Framed ‘Knuckle Duster’ Derringer By The National Arms Co New York identical to Colt’s No.1 derringer (see page 76 of the book The Colt Reborn By Boorman). It measures 5” overall with a 2 ¾” barrel which has a flat ribbed top with brass blade fore sight. The barrel has light foliate engraving and the top rib is crisply marked by the manufacturer ‘National Arms Co Brooklyn NY’. It has a spurred steel hammer incorporating a ‘v’ rear sight and sheathed trigger. It has a brass hooked handle with the appearance of a knuckle duster (the heavy brass handle could be used to strike an assailant). The handle has fine chequering and foliate engraving. The barrel swings to the left for loading. The barrel moves by operation of a sliding steel button on the right side of the frame. Its loading and firing actions work correctly. The price 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 11377. BOOKS COVERING ALL ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY OF COLT FIREARMS MANUFACTURE ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE ON THIS WEBSITE.
£1,175.00
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