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RARE, C1870 Victorian Gentleman’s Self Defence & Poachers' Day’s Patent .36” Bore Muzzle Loading Percussion Under hammer Walking Stick Shotgun With Screw Off Damascus Barrel. Sn 12561 - 12561
Victorian Gentlemen often carried concealed firearms to protect themselves. Also Victorian Poachers faced heavy penalties if caught in the act of taking game illegally and went to great lengths to conceal their activity. This is an original percussion walking stick shotgun made in the Victorian era, C1870 & no doubt used either by a Victorian Gentleman for self defence or by Poachers. The weapon is muzzle loading. The 'walking stick' has a damascus steel, smooth bore, 22” screw off barrel which is .36" bore. The bore has some staining but no pitting or rust. The barrel has a percussion cap nipple at the breach end. After loading the barrel with black powder, shot and wadding a percussion cap is attached to the nipple. The underside of the steel section of the ‘handle’ has a concealed sprung trigger and bar hammer. The barrel and handle have small vent holes to allow the escape of detonation gases. The muzzle of the barrel has a small blade fore sight. The breech section of the weapon has a copper shield with partially visible ‘Day’s Patent detail (illustrated). The brass grip of the handle section has a ribbed underside and is decorated with geometric designs. The 'walking stick' measures 29” overall length. The cocking and firing actions work perfectly (NB as with all antique firearms, to avoid damage to the action the weapon should not be frequently cocked and dry fired). Price for this rare antique shotgun walking stick 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 12561
£675.00

C1800 East India Company .68" Bore Flintlock Light Dragoon Pistol With Brass Fittings & Captive Ram Rod. Sn 12545 - 12545
This is an original EIC marked flintlock Light Dragoon pistol. It measures 16” overall and has an 9" round steel barrel with clean .68" bore. The barrel is impressed with English black powder proofs and faint ‘III’ mark. The left side of the barrel has a series of letters marks and numbers (illustrated). It has a heavy military swan neck hammer fitted with flint, brass trigger guard with extended tang, brass fore end block and butt cap with fixed lanyard ring. It also has a captive steel ramrod retained by a flat spring clip. The side plate is marked with Crown above ‘3’ and EIC rampant Lion mark. The dark walnut full stock is undamaged with just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The metal work has even patina throughout. Its action works as it should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 12545
£795.00

VERY RARE, Cased Pre 1887 Bentley Patent 54 Bore Transitional Five Shot Percussion Revolver By Tipping & Lawden (Later Webley & Scott) With Accessories. A 589 . - A 589
Tipping & Lawden were one of the 20 members of the Birmingham Small Arms Trading Company Limited (along with Hollis & Sheath, Joseph Swinburn and Thomas Turner forming the "big four"). Tipping & Lawden were taken over by Webley & Scott in 1887. Joseph Bentley held the patent for a double action revolver which he allowed to lapse in 1861. Thereafter the Birmingham Gun Trade made them in various forms. This is an excellent, original, cased large frame Tipping & Lawden Bentley .54 Bore 5 shot percussion revolver made prior to the Webley take over in 1887. The pistol has a nice tight double action which works perfectly as it should. It has a 6 ½” octagonal barrel and measures 12” overall, with ornate engraved scroll work on its blued frame, barrel, grip strap and trigger guard. The blued cylinder has proof marks and the chambers are numbered 1 to 5. The underside of the barrel has Victorian proof marks. The frame is marked 'Bentleys Patent No 445' and the top of the barrel 'Tipping & Lawden London'. It has a spurless hammer with safety catch feature and captive sprung ram rod. Its finely chequered walnut grips are in great undamaged condition. It has a stepped butt cap engraved with foliate design. The pistol's metal work and grips have nice even patina throughout. It is contained in its attractive original tailor made, wood case. The case is lined with green felt and has compartments which snugly fit the weapon with additional compartments for accessories. The accessory compartments contain an original copper and brass black powder flask which has a measurement adjustment feature on its neck, ebony rod with steel screw thread tip, steel ball mould stamped ‘54’ (bore), a cloth bag with draw string which contains a small quantity of moulded lead balls, an empty ‘Armstrong & Co Percussion Cap’ labelled tin, 2 ebony handled tools, a steel tool and 2 small brass cleaning attachments with screw threads. All of the case's metal fittings are brass, including the hinges. The single central Lock of the case is also brass. And has its original steel key. On top of the lid, in its centre, is a void nickel plated brass shield. Price for this rare, quality, complete set includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 589
£4,700.00

ORIGINAL ALL MATCHING NUMBERS INCLUDING CYLINDER, 1853, Cased, Ornately Factory Engraved Colt .31 Calibre, Cap And Ball, Pocket Model of 1849 Revolver And Accessories. A 588 - A 588
The American Gold Rush of 1848 inspired Colt to produce pocket versions of their legendary 6 shot revolvers. This original Colt made .31 Calibre Cap and Ball, Pocket Model of 1849 Revolver is in superb condition with nice patina throughout and has attractive undamaged walnut grips. It has a 4” barrel and measures 9” overall length. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. The left side of its frame is stamped 'Colts Patent' and the barrel’ Address Saml Colt New York City’. The cylinder is stamped 'Colts Patent’ & ‘No. 68957. It has matching serial numbers '68957' stamped on its frame trigger guard and butt. The serial number dates the pistol’s production date to 1853. The steel frame, trigger, and nickel plated brass grip frame are deeply engraved with a foliate design and scroll work. The cylinder has the typical die rolled scene depicting a stage coach driver routing hold up men with his Colt revolver. The grip frame retains much of its original nickel plating. All engraving was performed at the time of production by the Colt factory. These weapons were expensive prized possessions in the period. An almost identical Pocket Model Of 1849 with the same deep engraving is illustrated on page 46 of the book ‘The History Of Colt Firearms’ by Boorman. The pistol has a small bead foresight and captive lever ram rod. The weapon has a nice tight action and works perfectly as it should. It is contained in its attractive, original, tailor made, wood case. The case is lined with red velvet and has compartments which snugly fit the weapon with additional compartments for accessories. The accessory compartments contain a copper and brass black powder flask, a Colt’s Patent marked double ball & bullet mould, a small quantity of .31 calibre lead balls / bullets, an empty percussion cap tin with green paper label ‘W&C Eley London Expressly For Colt Pistols’ and a steel tool. All of the case's metal fittings are brass, including the hinges and 2 clasp fasteners. The single central lock of the case is also brass. (At some time in its history the key has been lost). On top of the lid, in its centre, is an attractive, void 2” diameter plate. Another nice feature of this piece is that the inside of it’s lid has original manufacturer’s instructions for use. Price for this superb, rare piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique cap and ball revolver, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 588
£4,650.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY) Cased, C1840- 1850 Pair Of French Gentleman’s Percussion .650” Carbine Calibre Duelling Pistols With Rifled Barrels By Berthon Perrin Aix (Province) With Accessories. Sn 12529 - 12524
This is a superb matching pair of French Gentleman’s percussion duelling pistols made C1840-1850. The pistols are in excellent undamaged condition with 8 ¼” octagonal steel barrels, beautiful walnut stocks with chequered panel grips and horn forend blocks, flat metal butt caps with foliate decoration, engraved foliate design trigger guards with extended tangs and finials, side plates & heavy dolphin hammers. Their triggers are adjustable for ‘hair’ trigger setting. The side plates of each pistol are nicely engraved by the manufacturer ‘Berthon Perrin Aix (Aix-En Province France)’. The pistols are numbered ‘1’ and ‘2’ respectively on top of their barrels which have silver bands at the breech. The top of each barrel also have unreadable faint lettering. Both pistols are complete with their original wood ramrods with horn end caps and steel worms, block & blade fore sights & block with ‘v’ notch rear sights. Both pistols are .650" carbine calibre with clean bores and crisp deep rifling. Their firing actions work perfectly as they should. The pistols are complete with their original walnut case. The case with hinged lid measures 18 x 10 1/2 x 3 inches. The centre of the exterior of the lid is inlaid with a hinged brass carry handle. The front of the case has its original brass lock complete with key (the key turns firmly in the lock mechanism but it does not lock). The padded interior of the case with compartments is contoured to snugly fit the pistols and their accessories which include a copper and polished horn powder flask stamped, steel cleaning rods, brass and copper wire brush, a wood handled screwdriver / adjustment tool, a brass and wood graduated measuring tool, a steel bullet mould, a wooden mallet, a small wooden keg with screw top lid and 4 moulded lead balls. The interior of the case also incorporates a fixed small brass oil container with screw top lid and oil applicator. The price for this excellent pair of cased pistols includes UK delivery. NB as antique percussion weapons no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 12529
£0.00

Early 1800's Dublin Castle Armoury Registered Military Brass Barrelled Flintlock Blunderbuss Marked ‘DU-1352’. Sn 12506 - 12506
This an original Military brass barrelled Dublin Castle flintlock blunderbuss. It is 30 ½” overall length with a bell mouth 14 ½” 3 stage brass cannon barrel. The top of the barrel is stamped with Dublin Castle registration mark ‘DU-1352’. It has a plain steel lock plate, original Walnut stock and brass mounts including trigger guard with extended tang and butt plate stamped with matching Dublin Castle Registration number. It has its original wood ramrod with brass end cap. The weapon’s action works perfectly. Price 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. Sn 12506
£1,250.00

Victorian British Volunteer / Militia Sgt’s / NCO’s Private Purchase 577 Calibre Percussion Short Rifle With 3 Groove Rifling By Forrest & Sons Jedburgh Scotland. Sn 12507 - 12507
The gunsmiths George Forrest & Sons are recorded at 7 Abbey Place, Jedburgh circa 1874-1901 (Jedburgh a former Royal Burgh in the Scottish Borders and former county town of Roxburghshire). This is an excellent original British Percussion Short Rifle in .577" calibre by Forrest & Sons, Jedburgh. These rifles were popular private purchase weapons for Volunteer/ Militia Non Commissioned Officers and Sergeants. The side plate is stamped by the manufacturer ‘Forrest & Sons Jedburgh’. It has all original walnut stock which has a stable, contemporary, almost invisible repair to the right side of the fore stock. It has a steel butt plate with extended tang, forend block, bayonet bar and trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle also has its original ramrod, ladder rear sight, block and blade fore sight, sling swivels and is fitted with its original nipple protector & chain. The barrel has a clean bore with crisp 3 groove rifling and is stamped with Victorian proof marks. Total length is 49" with a 33" barrel. The action works perfectly. This is an antique percussion rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 12507
£1,450.00

1792-1815 English .43" Bore Percussion Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel & Concealed Trigger By Fenton, London. Sn 12503 - 12503
Richard Fenton was an English gunmaker with premises at 19 Shoemaker Row, Doctor's Commons, Blackfriars, London between 1792 & 1815. This is an original percussion pocket pistol by Fenton. This excellent pistol is 6” overall length with a 1 ¾” screw off barrel which is .43” bore. It has a dolphin hammer, sliding safety bar & concealed trigger. The steel frame has foliate decoration. On one side within the decoration is the name of the maker ‘Fenton’ and on the other side ‘London’. The action works as it should with a strong spring action. It has impressed proof /inspection marks on the underside of the screw off barrel. The finely chequered walnut grip is undamaged & has a void silver escutcheon inset. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 12503
£395.00

ORIGINAL, Victorian Era Colt’s Patent Hinged Steel Double Ball Mould. Sn 12509 - 12509
This is an original Victorian era steel bullet mould for black powder firearms. The hinged mould has a sliding steel plate which locks the arms of the mould securely together . The plate is holed to allow pouring of lead to form the balls. The plate is crisply marked ‘Colt’s Patent’. The mould has 2 ball moulds. One mould is 10.80 mm diameter and the other is a smaller 7.81mm diameter (measured on micrometer). The mould is fully functioning, undamaged with no rust and even patina. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12509
£275.00

English, C1800 Military / Police Pattern 6 Bore Long Flintlock Blunderbuss By Ezekiel Baker, London With Integral Side Mounted Folding Bayonet. Sn 12465. - 12465
Ezekiel Baker (1758-1836) was a master gunsmith from Whitechapel London. In 1800 Baker invented the Baker rifle (officially known as the Pattern 1800 Infantry Rifle) which was a flintlock rifle used by the Rifle Regiments of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars. It was the first standard-issue, British-made rifle accepted by the British Armed Forces. This an excellent Military/ Police pattern long flintlock blunderbuss made by Ezekiel Baker C 1800 (see page 139 of British Gunmakers Volume 1 by Brown)). This Blunderbuss is 33 ¼” overall with a 17 ¾” straight steel barrel. The clean smooth bore barrel is a large 23.10mm (approx. 6 bore) at the muzzle. It has a steel hammer & lock, Walnut full stock and brass mounts including butt plate with extended tang, trigger guard with extended tang & ramrod mounts. The steel lock plate is nicely marked 'E. Baker’. The barrel has inspection/ proof marks. It has its wood ramrod with horn tip. The blunderbuss has its original integral folding bayonet mounted off set on top of the barrel which is retained by a press stud button at the muzzle end & lug at the breech. Typical of military/ police weapons in that era the integral bayonet was manually operated by pressing the release button and physically opening the bayonet and locking it in place as opposed to some civilian examples which had bayonets that would automatically spring into place on pressing the release button. The release button works correctly and the 12" triangular shaped blade tapers to a pin sharp point. The weapon strips, cocks and dry fires as it should. Price for this Blunderbuss by a famous maker 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. Sn 12465.
£1,875.00
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