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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

VERY RARE, 1859 Henry Lancaster's 1850 Patent 'Oval' Bore Enfield Tower 2 Band .577 Calibre Royal Sapper's & Miner's Percussion Carbine/ Short Rifle Marked 'V MF.1' To The 1st Battalion Royal Munster Fusilier Volunteers. Sn 10713 - 10713
In 1850 Henry Lancaster patented his Oval ‘smooth’ rifling system which reduced the problems with fouling, common with black powder rifles and increased accuracy. This is a very rare Lancaster's patent Enfield Tower 2-band Percussion Rifle in .577" calibre. It has excellent all original woodwork with brass butt plate, forend block and trigger guard with extended tang. The stock has an '1859 Birmingham' WD ink roundel. The side plate is marked 'Crown VR' (Victoria Regina) and 'Tower' (Enfield) with '1859' date. The tang of the butt plate is crisply Regiment marked 'V MF.1' To The 1st Battalion Royal Munster Fusilier Volunteers and weapon number '601' (see page 108 of Broad Arrow). It has sling swivels, bayonet lug, block & blade fore sight, flip up rear sight and original ramrod. The bore has the correct 'Oval' rifling. Total length is 48" with a 31 1/2 " browned barrel. The barrel does have some pitting near to the nipple but there is no rust. The weapon has it's original nipple protector & brass chain. The firing action works perfectly. The price for this very rare weapon includes UK delivery. This is an antique percussion rifle and no licence is required to possess it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 10713. A SAPPER'S & MINER'S BAYONET IS AVAILABLE SEPARATELY ON THIS WEBSITE.
£795.00

1841-1878, English 16 Bore, Double Barrel Side By Side Percussion Shotgun By Edwin Ladmore, Hereford & Birmingham With Damascus Barrels, Walnut Stock & Ramrod. Sn 10793 - 10801
Edwin Ladmore was a Hereford & Birmingham based gunsmith between 1841-1878 with premises at Widemarsh Street, Hereford and High Street, Caroline Street and St Paul's, Birmingham during his career. This is a Double barrel percussion Shotgun by Ladmore. It has 28 1/2" Damascus steel barrels and measures 44 1/2 " overall. The barrels, set side by side have a central flat top barrel rib. It has it's original walnut stock with ribbed neck and steel butt plate. The top of the action tang is inlaid with a void German Silver escutcheon. The fore stock has small German Silver fittings at the fore stock release catch. The metal work has foliate and Pheasant in the field engraving to the, side plates, breach tang, Dolphin hammers and it has a steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial. The side plates are both nicely engraved 'E. Ladmore'. It has double triggers and the weapon cocks & dry fires perfectly as it should. The shotgun is fitted with bead foresight & has it's original brass tipped wood ramrod. Price for this antique English shotgun which would make a superb wall hanger/ display piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion shotgun no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 10801
£595.00

1861 Dated, British Officer's Quality Enfield Tower 3 Band .577 Calibre Percussion Rifle. Sn 10803 - 10803
This is an original 3-band Percussion Rifle in .577" calibre. The side plate is stamped on the With Queens Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and 'Tower 1861'. It has all original wood stock with Officer's quality finely chequered neck, brass butt plate, forend block and trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle also has it's original original ramrod, ladder rear sight & block and blade fore sight. The barrel has a mint bore with crisp rifling. Total length is 55" with a 39" barrel. The firing action works perfectly. This is an antique percussion 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. Sn 10803
£1,250.00

C1850, English 16 Bore, Single Barrel Percussion Shotgun With Damascus Brown Barrel, Walnut Stock & Ramrod. Sn 10802 - 10802
This is a 16 Bore, percussion Shotgun. It has a 30 1/2" Damascus brown round steel barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech and measures 46 1/2 " overall. The barrel has proof marks. It has it's original walnut stock with ribbed neck and steel butt plate. The top of the neck is inlaid with a void German Silver escutcheon. The metal work has foliate engraving to the, side plate, breach tang, Dolphin hammer and it has a steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial. There are no visible manufacturer marks. The weapon cocks & dry fires perfectly as it should. The shotgun is fitted with bead foresight & has it's original brass tipped wood ramrod. Price for this antique shotgun which would make a superb wall hanger/ display piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion shotgun no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 10802
£395.00

C1850, English 16 Bore, Single Barrel Percussion Shotgun With Damascus Brown Barrel, Walnut Stock & Ramrod. Sn 10800 - 10800
This is a 16 Bore, percussion Shotgun. It has a 30 1/2" Damascus brown round steel barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech and measures 46 " overall. It has it's original walnut stock with ribbed neck and steel butt plate. The underside of the stock is inlaid with a void German Silver escutcheon. The fore stock has small German Silver fittings. The metal work has foliate engraving to the, side plate, breach tang, Dolphin hammer and it has a steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial. There are no visible manufacturer marks. The weapon cocks & dry fires perfectly as it should. The shotgun is fitted with bead foresight & has it's original brass tipped wood ramrod. Price for this antique shotgun which would make a superb wall hanger/ display piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion shotgun no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 10800
£395.00

C1850, English 10 Bore, Single Barrel Percussion Shotgun With Damascus Brown Barrel, Walnut Stock & Ramrod. Sn 10794 - 10794
This is a 10Bore, percussion Shotgun. It has a 31 1/2" Damascus brown round steel barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech and measures 48 1/2 " overall. It has it's original walnut stock with ribbed neck and steel butt plate. The top of the neck is inlaid with a void German Silver escutcheon. The fore stock has small German Silver fittings. The metal work has foliate engraving to the, side plate, breach tang, Dolphin hammer and it has a steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial. There are no visible manufacturer marks. The weapon cocks & dry fires perfectly as it should. The shotgun is fitted with bead foresight & has it's original brass tipped wood ramrod. Price for this antique shotgun which would make a superb wall hanger/ display piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion shotgun no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 10794
£425.00

C1850, English .68" Bore, Double Barrel Side By Side Percussion Shotgun By Court Stapenhill With Damascus Barrels, Walnut Stock & Ramrod. Sn 10793 - 10793
This is a .68"Bore, Double barrel percussion Shotgun. It has 30 1/2" Damascus steel barrels and measures 46 1/2 " overall. The barrels, set side by side have a central flat top barrel rib. It has it's original walnut stock with ribbed neck and steel butt plate. The top of the neck is inlaid with a void German Silver escutcheon. The fore stock has small German Silver fittings at the fore stock release catch. The metal work has foliage engraving to the, side plates, breach tang, Dolphin hammers and it has a steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial. The side plates are both nicely engraved 'Court Stapenhill'. It has double triggers and the weapon cocks & dry fires perfectly as it should. The shotgun is fitted with bead foresight & has it's original brass tipped wood ramrod. Price for this antique English shotgun which would make a superb wall hanger/ display piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion shotgun no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 10793
£595.00

George III Era, C1800, British Officer's Light Dragoon Flintlock Holster Pistol By Egg London. A 553 - A 553
Durs Egg (1748–1831) was a Swiss-born British gunmaker, noted for his flintlock pistols and for his company's production of the Ferguson rifle. Egg was apprenticed in Solothurn and Paris before establishing his own business in London in 1772. He was a contemporary of Joseph Manton, Jean Samuel Pauly and the uncle of Joseph Egg. This is an excellent English Light Dragoon Pistol by Durs Egg. It is 16 inches overall with a 9 inch barrel which is regulation .65" Bore. The top of the barrel is stamped with proof marks. The lock is clean and well stamped with George III Crown & GR (George Rex). It is also marked by the manufacturer 'D. Egg'. It has brass furniture and its original Brass capped wood ram rod. The wood stock is original with just the bumps and bruises to be expected and there are no signs of damage or repair. The cocking & firing action works with a strong action. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock pistol, no licence is required to possess in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. A 553
£1,250.00
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