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Victorian 'Plain' Small Copper and Brass Powder Flask. Sn 13533 - 13533
An original Victorian copper and brass plain powder flask. It is in excellent condition and has just one pin point dent on one side. The seams are in perfect condition. The neck has an external thumb spring which operates smoothly as it should. The brass collar retains the original brass rivets. (see 'The Powder Flask Book' by Ray Riling, pages 271 and 275 fig 174). It measures from the top of the neck to the bottom 5 1/4". It is in excellent condition. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13533
£135.00

Small Victorian Copper & Brass 'Bag' Plain Powder Flask With Ring Attachment For Pistol Shooters Of The Percussion Era. Sn 13534 - 13534
A small Victorian 'Bag' plain powder flask with a ring attachment. This small powder flask only measures 4 1/2" from the top of the neck to the bottom. It is in perfect unmarked condition, free of any dents and damage. Small flasks have over the years been erroneously considered to be priming flask but with a ring attachment were in fact used with a cord attached for handy accessibility by pistol shooters of the percussion era. (see Pages 272 & 274 Fig 152 of 'The Powder Flask Book' by Ray Riling.) The flask is in excellent condition. It has an adjustable three position neck which adjusts smoothly. It has an external thumb spring which operates smoothly. The collar retains the original screws. It has a brass ring on the base. The flask seams are in perfect undamaged condition. The flask has a very nice patina. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13534
£145.00

Victorian 'Pine Cone' Design Copper and Brass Powder Flask By G. & J.W. Hawksley. Sn 13532 - 13532
An original Victorian copper and brass powder flask with an overall 'pine cone' design. It is in excellent condition and free of dents and with the seams in perfect condition. The neck has an external thumb spring which operates smoothly as it should. The brass collar retains the original screws. The neck is nicely stamped with the manufacturers name "G. & J.W. Hawksley" (A Sheffield maker from 71-75 Carver Street and appears in directories from 1876, see 'The Powder Flask Book' by Ray Riling, pages 114 and 297 fig 414) and it has four adjustable dram settings "2 1/4, 2 1/2, 2 3/4, 3". It measures from the top of the neck to the bottom 8". It is in excellent condition. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13532
£125.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD VERY RARE, Number 31 OF 2,500 1860’s British Westley Richards, Henry’s Patent Action New South Wales Australia Military Contract Falling Block .577x .450 Service Rifle With Henry Patent Rifling. Sn 13681 - 13681
Alexander Henry, the famous Edinburgh gunsmith most renowned for his involvement in the introduction the Martini Henry rifle and invention of ‘Henry Patent Rifling’, patented his falling block breech loading action which competed unsuccessfully with the Martini action in Ordnance Board trials for British service rifles leading to the British army adopting Martini action rifles with Henry rifling. In the 1860’s, the New South Wales Government ordered 2,500 Henry action rifles. As an order of this size was far beyond the capacity of Henry's factory, the rifles were produced under licence by Westley Richards Company. This is an excellent original rare example of the Henry action .577x .450 Rifle, one of the 2,500 made for the new South Wales Military & Police. It has all original woodwork throughout. The stock is impressed with New South Wales Government War Dept marks ‘NSW with arrow’ and number ‘31’ indicating it is weapon number 31 of 2500. It has block and blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels, cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The 33 ¼” steel barrel's bore is clean with crisp Henry Patent rifling. The metal work has even patina throughout. The top of the barrel is stamped ‘Henry’s Patent Rifling’. The action works correctly and is fully functional. The action is stamped on the left side ‘Henry’s Patent’. This is an antique obsolete calibre rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price for this very rare limited number piece includes UK delivery. Sn 13681
£0.00

QUALITY, C1860 Imperial German Carl Delp In Darmstadt Combination Double Barrel Muzzle Loading Percussion Hunting Gun (8mm Patch Ball Rifle / 36 Bore Shotgun) With Figured Walnut Stock & Patch Box. Sn 13663 - 13663
This is an excellent double barrel percussion combination hunting gun made in Imperial Germany C1860. It has 29” steel barrels and measures 45” overall. The barrels set side by side have a central flat top barrel rib which is crisply signed ‘Carl Delp In Darmstadt’ . It has its original walnut stock with chequered wrist & figured cheek piece. The stock has a patch box compartment on one side with sliding lid. Its steel butt plate tang, trigger guard with extended tang, stock block tang, side plates & hammers have best quality crisp scrollwork engraved decoration. The gun is fitted with rear sling swivel, small blade foresight and 3 leaf graduated rear sights 100-300 yards. It has its original steel ramrod with brass end cap. The weapon has double triggers and strips cocks & dry fires as it should. Price includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion combination gun no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13663
£1,875.00

QUALITY DISTINCTIVE CONSTRUCTION, 18th Century 36 Bore, Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 13659 - 13659
This excellent quality made flintlock pocket pistol has a distinctive construction. It is 6 ¼” overall with a 1 ¾” screw off barrel. The box lock action has crisp ‘birds in the field’ scenes on the left and right sides. The action works as it should with a strong spring action. It has a safety bar feature at the rear of the hammer and concealed trigger. It has a beautiful ‘scales’ carved Walnut grip and steel butt plate with engraved decoration. There are no visible manufacturer or black powder proof marks on this piece. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13659
£595.00

WW1 Era Austrian Kropatschek-Steyr Model 1886 Portuguese Contract Tube Magazine Bolt Action 8x56R Calibre Rifle With Sword Bayonet & Scabbard. Sn 13624:25 - 13624:25
Alfred Ritter von Kropatschek (March 30, 1838 - 1911) was a General in the Austrian Army and a weapons designer of the late 19th century, who was responsible for several rifle and revolver designs in affiliation with the Steyr Company; these weapons were used by the armed forces of the Austrian Empire and several other nations. His rifles feature a tubular magazine under the barrel similar to a Winchester rifle. One of his designs was sold to the French Navy, and was later adapted by the French Army. Kropatschek patent weapons were used by the French Army and Navy during the First World War. This is an excellent example of a Portuguese contract Kropatschek Steyr Model 1886 rifle. In calibre 8x 56R, made by O.E.W.F.G. Steyr. It measures 52" overall with a 32 ¼” barrel. It has an internal, 8 shot tubular magazine and its loading and firing mechanisms work correctly. It has a clean bore with crisp rifling. It has all original woodwork. The breech is very faintly stamped with ‘Crown L.1’ (Luiz I Portugal)'. The breech is also stamped 'OE WFG Steyr 1886. It is complete with correct cleaning rod and fitted with sling swivels, block and blade fore sight, graduated ladder rear sight and bayonet stud. The rifle comes with its original Sword Bayonet which has a clean 18 ½” single edged blade with fullers. It’s steel cross guard with muzzle ring is stamped ‘QQ842’. Its slab wood grips have the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The push button on its steel pommel works correctly. The bayonet has its original black steel scabbard with steel frog bar. The scabbard has no dents. 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 13624:25
£795.00

ALL MATCHING NUMBERS, Swiss, Schmidt-Rubin Model 1889 7.5 x 53.5 mm Straight Pull Rifle. Sn 13624:23 - 13624:23
In 1882 Eduard Rubin began testing the first small-calibre copper-jacketed bullet which could successfully withstand high velocities. In 1885, this round was combined with Rudolf Schmidt's first straight-pull action resulting in the Swiss, Schmidt-Rubin Model 1889 7.5 x 53.5 mm Rifle. This is an excellent example. It measures 51 ½” overall with a 31" barrel and has all original woodwork. The stock is stamped with a Swiss Military mark ‘D7+CI’ and the steel butt plate with 'Swiss Cross' together with numbers ‘3’ and ‘374’. The metal work retains its original bluing and is in excellent undamaged condition. The breech housing is stamped with Swiss proof/ inspection marks and matching serial numbers '49040' on the breech housing, bolt, barrel and magazine. It is complete with bayonet bar, sling swivels, adjustable rear sight and block & blade fore sight. Its firing action works perfectly as it should and it's barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13624:23
£745.00

Quality, Victorian C1850 W. Greener Birmingham .650” Bore Hunting Rifle With Mint Rifling. Sn 13668 - 13668
The famous W.W. (William Wellington) Greener English sporting shotgun and rifle manufacturer was established in 1829 and is still in business, with a fifth generation Greener serving on its board of directors. He produced weapons uner the names W. Greener & W.W. Greener. In the mid 1800’s Greener was producing firearms at the St Mary’s Works Birmingham and had Royal appointments with the British Monarchy. This is a quality hunting rifle by Greener. It has a beautiful Walnut stock with chequered panels at the wrist and fore stock. The top pf the wrist is inlaid with silver shield escutcheon. Its 33” brown wash round barrel with top flat is .650” Bore. The bore has just light staining consistent with age but no rust or pitting and near mint crisp rifling. The rifle measures 47 ½” overall. The action has foliate scrollwork decoration and is crisply marked ‘W. Greener’. The rifle has its original steel ramrod, heavy Dolphin hammer, small blade fore sight & flip up ladder rear sight. It has a steel butt plate with extended tang, trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial all decorated with foliate scroll work. The fore end block is polished horn. The weapon's loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this quality Victorian rifle by a prestigious maker 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 13668
£1,250.00

SUPERB, Victorian C1870 Isaac Hollis & Sons London .750” Bore Big Game Rifle With Octagonal Barrel & Mint Rifled Bore. Sn 13667 - 13667
Isaac Hollis & Sons were quality English, Birmingham & London based Gunmakers recorded in 1861 as having premises at Weaman Row & 49 Whittall Street (previously Hollis & Sheath 1849-1861). Between 1870 & 1911 Hollis & Sons are also recorded as having ‘London Offices’ (see page 251 of British Gunmakers Vol.2 by Brown). This is a fine Big Game rifle by Isaac Hollis & Sons. It has a beautiful Walnut stock with chequered wrist. The stock is fitted with steel patch box with hinged lid. The lid is decorated with engraved scrollwork. Its 33” brown wash octagonal barrel is a massive .750” Bore. The bore is clean with near mint crisp rifling. The rifle measures 50 ½” overall. The action has foliate scrollwork decoration and is crisply marked ‘ I.Hollis & Sons’. The top of the barrel is signed ‘I.Hollis & Sons London’. The underside of the stock has a void German Silver escutcheon. The rifle has its original ramrod with brass end cap, heavy Dolphin hammer, sling swivel lugs and post fore sight with inset gold line across the top barrel flat & graduated 3 leaf rear sights. It has a steel butt plate with extended tang, trigger guard with extended winged tang and acanthus bud finial and German Silver fore stock block. The weapon's loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this quality Victorian rifle 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 13667
£1,875.00
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