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RARE, MINT, 1880 Dated Imperial Russian Infantry Model 1870 Berdan II Single Shot Bolt Action 10.7×58mmR Calibre Rifle & Socket Bayonet. Sn 10923:11 - 10923:11
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 an excellent original example of the Berdan II Infantry rifle. It has excellent undamaged wood work with just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use and excellent metal work with original finish. 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 sling swivels. It has the correct pear shaped bolt. The stock is also slotted for sling. The barrel is marked with crisp Russian Script, numbered ‘ 40340’ and dated ‘1880’. The metal work has several other small inspection marks. The rifle’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The rifle comes with an original correct socket bayonet with 20” quadrangular blade. The blade is numbered ‘18256’ with small roundel containing what appears to be ‘II’. The price for this rare near mint, Imperial Russian Infantry rifle with bayonet 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 10923:11
£2,450.00

RARE, C1873 Russo-Turkish War American Peabody Martini Action Turkish Government Contract .45 Turkish Calibre Service Rifle. Sn 11025 - 11025
The Peabody & Peabody Martini variations were the development of Henry O. Peabody of Boston, Massachusetts. Commencing in 1873 the Turkish Government bought from the United States 600,000 Peabody Martini action Rifles and bayonets manufactured by the Providence Tool Company & the weapons saw service in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78. On instruction from the Turkish Government who wanted the finest weapons to arm Ottoman Empire Forces, the weapons were identical to the Martini Henry action service rifles, apart from features such as Calibre size, butt plate design, sling swivel sizes and markings/ inspection marks. The Peabody rifles were normally fitted with a socket bayonet but a large quantity were fitted with stud for a sabre bayonet. (see page 277, item 621 in 'The Bayonet Book' by White & Watts). This is one of the Peabody Martini rifles purchased by the Turkish Government. The rifle in .45 Turkish calibre measures 40 ½” overall with a 33” rifled barrel which has an excellent, clean bore with crisp rifling. The rifle is fitted with correct stud for sabre bayonet, correct large sling swivels, block and blade fore sight, ladder rear sight & correct chequered steel butt plate. The metalwork and woodwork are all original. The wood has the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The weapon retains its original cleaning rod. The right side plate has serial number in Turkish script and Crest, the left side of the action is crisply marked with the ‘Peabody Martini Patent’ & USA address (all illustrated). The lever, trigger guard, barrel bands and barrel have inspection marks. The cocking and firing actions work perfectly. Price for this rare rifle includes UK delivery. NB 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. Sn 11025 . AN ORIGINAL SABRE BAYONET FOR THIS RIFLE IS AVAILABLE SEPARATELY ON THIS WEBSITE.
£895.00

C1878 Guardian & American Model 1878 7mm Pinfire Revolver. Sn 11024 - 11024
This is a Guardian & American Model 1878 Model 7mm, 6 shot revolver in very good condition. It is 7" overall with a 3 1/4" octagonal barrel. It has a side mounted cleaning rod which operates as it should. The pistol has serial number "23" stamped on the frame and "19" on the hammer and barrel. It retains its original chequered bag shaped walnut grips secured with one screw bolt. The cylinder is decorated with a scroll and banner with "The Guardian American Model of 1878" stamped inside the banner. The action is double action only and it functions as it should. The trigger return spring is intact. It has a folding trigger. This is a fine example of this type of pinfire. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 11024. NB As an obsolete calibre weapon, no licence is required to possess in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display.
£375.00

Original, 19th Century Oriental Cast Bronze Lantaka Merchant Ship Deck/Rigging Pirate Defence Cannon With Wooden Carriage/ Stand. Sn 11009 - 11009
Lantaka were a type of bronze cannon mounted on merchant vessels travelling the waterways of Malay Archipelago in the 1800’s. Their use was greatest in precolonial South East Asia especially in Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The guns were used to defend against pirates. Many of these beautiful guns were mounted on swivels and were known as swivel guns. The smaller ones could be mounted almost anywhere including in the rigging. This is a beautiful original 19th Century Cast bronze Lantaka Swivel Cannon. It is 26 ¼” in length and has a 1” bore. It has the correct 3 “ bronze mounting spike with ornate cast curved arms secured to the barrel by lugs either side of the barrel. The tip of the spike is intact but does have some cracking consistent with age and use. The barrel is ornately decorated with foliate and geometric designs and it has a flared ornate muzzle. The barrel has fixed sights which are incorporated into the floral cast design. The barrel is open and it has its original touch hole. The rear of the barrel has a tubular handle for firing unmounted. The Lantaka is complete with a quality wood carriage/ stand with 4 curved legs each with rolled feet. One leg of the carriage has carved oriental script. The carriage has a wooden crescent shaped fitting which supports the neck of the barrel when mounted. The Lantaka itself weighs a hefty 13 lbs. The carriage weighs 3 1/2 lbs (16 1/2 lbs Total). The price for this historic Lantaka with carriage which would make a superb display / conversation piece includes UK delivery. N.B. As an antique black powder cannon no license is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 11009
£975.00

Victorian English .36" Bore Bar Hammer, 6 Shot Pepper Box Revolver By George Hanson, Doncaster. Sn 10997 - 10997
George Hanson was an English Doncaster Yorkshire based gun maker recorded as having premises at 28 Baxter Gate Doncaster between 1857 and C1878. Revolving pepper box multi shot pistols were produced from the late 1820s and were designed for civilian use. They were made in numerous calibres. This is original bar hammer pepperbox is in .36" bore by George Hanson. The pistol has 6 x 3" barrels and measures 8 1/2" overall. The barrels are stamped with proof marks and have clean bores. The steel grip strap is marked by the manufacturer 'G. Hanson Doncaster'. The steel frame, bar hammer and trigger guard are lightly decorated with foliate engraving. The pistol has a quality finely chequered walnut grip inlaid with a void silver escutcheon. A nice example of a Victorian personal protection weapon. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 10997
£745.00

English Mid 1800's .75" Bore, Yeomanry Cavalry Officer’s Private Purchase Percussion Holster Pistol By Lacy & Co London. Sn 10995 - 10995
John George Lacy was an English London based Gunsmith first recorded as being in business between 1811-1815. In 1815 he went into partnership with David William Witton and they traded as Lacy & Co until 1833 at various London addresses including 63 Fenchurch Street and 13 Camomile Street. In 1836 the partnership ended. In 1853 Lacy is again recorded as operating as Lacy & Co (see pages 141 & 177 of British Gunmakers Vol.1 By Brown). This is an excellent original Victorian percussion Holster Pistol By Lacy & Co, no doubt a Yeomanry Cavalry Officer’s Private Purchase weapon. It is a large 15 ½” in length with a 9” round steel barrel which is .75" smooth bore. The bore is clean. The breech end of the barrel has Victorian proof marks. The Walnut stock furniture is a nice deep brown. The stock is undamaged with just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. It has its original captive steel ramrod ram rod. It has a brass trigger guard with extended tang, fore end cap and butt cap and heavy military steel dolphin hammer. The steel side plate is engraved 'Lacy & Co’. The action functions perfectly. As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to possess this item in the UK as part of a display or collection. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10995
£1,250.00

***SOLD*** (Layaway 20/03/2015) C1820 English Coastguard/ Revenue, .65" Bore, Flintock Overcoat Pistol By Barnett, (Thomas Barnett & Sons London). Sn 10994 - 10994
Thomas Barnett was a London based Gunsmith with premises at 134 Minories between 1796 and 1810. The business became Thomas Barnett & Sons in 1811 and operated under that name until 1832. The company continued trading as Barnett & Sons at various London addresses including 37 Camomile Street, Brewhouse Lane & Duncan Street. The company was eventually taken over by a Son John Edward Barnett who operated under his own name in the mid 1800’s. J.E. Barnett & Sons are recorded at Duncan Street 1902-1908. This is a very good, original Coastguard / Revenue overcoat flintlock Pistol by Thomas Barnett & Sons made C1820. It is 10” overall with a 4 ½” browned steel barrel which has a flat top rib and is .65" bore. Its smoothbore is clean. The Walnut furniture is a nice deep brown with steel stepped lock plate hammer and pan. It has a brass trigger guard with extended tang, ramrod block and butt plate with steel lanyard ring. The pistol is fitted with original captive steel ramrod and steel sliding safety catch. It is undamaged with just the bumps & bruises to be expected with age and use. The lock plate is crisply marked 'Barnett'. The action functions perfectly. As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to possess this item in the UK as part of a display or collection. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10994
£0.00

Scarce Victorian British 1856 Pattern Lancer’s .56” Bore Percussion Pistol. Sn 10992 - 10992
This is a very good and scarce example of the 1856 Pattern Lancer’s percussion pistol.It is a large (16" overall) in .56” Calibre as issued to British Lancers.1856 Lancer Pistol: Only about 15,000 were made see'Roads - The British Soldier's Firearm p114.' It has all original woodwork and heavy military steel dolphin hammer, 9 ¾” barrel with block and blade foresight, captive ramrod and correct 3 leaf rear sight. Its plain side plate is marked 'Crown VR' (Victoria Regina). The barrel has proof inspection marks. It has brass fore stock block, trigger guard with extended tang and spurred brass end cap with steel lanyard ring. The price for this Victorian Lancer’s pistol 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 10992
£1,650.00

RARE, 1799 Dated, East India Company .75” Bore Brown Bess Flintlock Musket By Nock Supplied To The British Military Under The terms Of The Dundas Measures In Readiness For The Napoleonic Wars. Sn 10991 - 10991
Henry Nock (1741–1804) was a British inventor and engineer of the Napoleonic period, best known as a gunsmith. As well as supplying the military and civilian markets, Nock made expensive pieces for the aristocracy and Royalty and was an appointed gun maker to the King. Nock's business eventually became Wilkinson Sword. Nock made quality firearms including Brown Bess pattern weapons for the British East India Company (EIC) who for many years benefited from the support of The British Government during their exploration and trading in India. As War with Napoleonic France neared the British Government called in the favours owed to them by the EIC and under the terms of the Dundas measures in late 1700’s The EIC were called upon to supply large numbers of Their Brown Bess weapons to the British Government (see pages 132 and 133 of British Military Firearms By Blackmore). This is an original EIC Pattern Brown Bess flintlock musket supplied to the British Government under the terms of the Dundas measures. It is 54 1/2” overall length with a 39” round steel barrel with foresight and proof/ inspection marks at the breech. Its smooth bore is clean with just light pitting consistent with age.It has its original lock plate crisply engraved by the manufacturer Nock and with the EIC mark. The trigger guard is marked ‘CE16’. The hammer is fitted with a flint. It has a nice walnut full stock with, iron ramrod, sling swivels and brass furniture. The stock is impressed ‘BO with Arrow’ (British Board Of Ordnance). The metal work has even patina throughout and it cocks and dry fires perfectly. Price for this historic piece includes UK delivery. N.B As an antique musket no licence is required to possess this item in the UK as part of a collection or display. Sn 10991
£2,250.00

Victorian 1845 British Enfield Tower .65" Bore Percussion Cavalry Carbine Regiment Marked 'AYC' To The Scottish Ayrshire Yeomanry Cavalry With Nipple Protector & Chain. Sn 10990. - 10990
The Ayrshire Yeomanry is the senior yeomanry regiment in Scotland and the seventh yeomanry Regiment in Great Britain. It was formed in 1793, at the onset of the French Revolutionary Wars, by Archibald, Lord Kennedy. The Regiment was then known as the Ayrshire Yeomanry Cavalry. In 1838, there was a general disbandment of Yeomanry Regiments, Only two - the Ayrshire Yeomanry and the Lanarkshire Yeomanry - were retained in Scotland. But the revival of enthusiasm for volunteer military service, which was inspired by the Crimean War, regularised the yeomanry structure in the UK. This is an excellent original, 1845 dated British Enfield [Tower Lock] made Cavalry Carbine To the Ayrshire Yeomanry Cavalry. It has all original wood work & metal work throughout. It has a heavy military percussion dolphin hammer and the lock plate is crisply stamped Crown VR (Victoria Regina) & 'Tower' (Enfield) with '1845' date. It's 20" barrel (36" overall) has a .65" smoothbore. The top of the barrel and wood stock are stamped with proof/inspection marks together with 'BO with arrow' (British Board Of Ordnance)). It has a fixed rear sight and small blade fore sight. It has an under barrel captive swivel ramrod with end cap. The carbine also has brass forend block, trigger guard with extended tang & butt plate. The tang of the butt plate is marked 'AYC' (Ayrshire Yeomanry Cavalry) over 'D59'. It is complete with steel saddle bar & ring and nipple protector with brass chain. It cocks & dry fires perfectly as it should. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion Carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 10990
£1,450.00
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