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Large, Quality, C1850 .8" Bore Percussion Fowling Piece/ Punt Gun, Shotgun, By Wilson, York With Walnut Stock & Damascus Brown Barrel. A 550 - A 550
In Brown's Book British Gunmakers Vol.2, page 370, the English Gunsmith George Oliver Wilson is recorded as having premises at 3 Peter Lane, York between 1847-1890. This is a large percussion fowling piece/ Punt Gun by Wilson. This would have been an expensive weapon to purchase when it was made C1850. It is .8" bore and has a 39 1/2" stepped round to octagonal brown damascus barrel with bottom rib (56 1/2" overall). It's bore is good with just the staining to be expected with age and use. It has beautiful walnut stock with chequered neck, German Silver & steel fittings. It has a plain steel butt plate with foliate engraved tang. It has a heavy steel dolphin hammer, side plate, action finial and trigger guard with extended tang & Acanthus bud finial. All are nicely engraved with a foliate design. The barrel has a post foresight. The top of the barrel is engraved by the manufacturer 'G.O. Wilson Maker York'. The top of the barrel at the breech end has foliate engraving. The piece which is a heavy 6.1 Kg is complete with its original wood ramrod with brass end cap. Price for this excellent fowling piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of collection or display. A 550
£2,400.00

1886 Dated MK IV Enfield Martini Henry .577x .450 Long Lever British Service Rifle With Kirkee India Arsenal Stamped Stock & Leather Sling. Sn 10444. - 10444
This is an original MK IV. 1886 dated .577x .450 Martini Henry, long lever Service Rifle. It has it's original woodwork throughout. The stock is deeply impressed with The India Kirkee Arsenal stamp & MK IV designation. It has block and blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels, cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The weapon is fitted with an original leather sling. The steel barrel is clean, the rifling sharp and well defined. The wood furniture is all original and undamaged. The metal work has even patina. The action works correctly and is fully functional. The action is stamped on the right side Crown VR (Victoria Regina) Enfield, Mark IV model designation, inspection marks and dated '1886'. As an Antique, obsolete calibre weapon, no Licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10444
£975.00

C1860 Tranter .32 Rim Fire Brass Framed 6 Shot Revolver With Removable Cylinder. Sn 10433 - 10433
This is an excellent C1860 Tranter .32 Rim Fire Brass framed 6 Shot Revolver. It is 7 inches overall with a 2 3/4 inch octagonal barrel. It has a removeable steel cylinder, concealed trigger and finely chequered wood grips. The brass frame is ornately engraved with a foliate design. The cylinder and barrel have proof marks. The single action firing mechanism is fully functional. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an 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 10433
£875.00

19th Century French Naval Boarding Axe With War Hammer Head. Sn 10425. - 10425
This is an original Boarding Axe. These axes were used by The French Navy in the 19th Century for boarding enemy Ships or repelling attacks. The axes were modelled on medieval War hammers and this example which measures 38cms overall has a heavy steel axe head and armour piercing spike typical of these types of weapon. The distance from the edge of the axe head blade to the curved spike point measures 19cms. The axe head is secured to the ebonised chamfered wood shaft by 2 tangs each secured by 2 screws. The shaft has a brass end cap. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10425
£375.00

ORIGINAL Mid 1800's American Eli Whitney, Whitneyville Armoury .31" Calibre, 5 Shot, Single Action Percussion Pocket Revolver. Sn 10376. - 10376
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 and is referenced on pages 25 & 44-47 of the book A History Of The Colt Revolver By Haven & Belden) This is an excellent, original, Whitneyville Armoury 4 inch octagonal barrel Whitney manufactured 5 shot .31" calibre Percussion Pocket Revolver. The pistol measures 9" overall & has the correct brass blade fore sight and brass trigger guard. The top of the frame is correctly grooved to assist sighting. The metal work has nice patina throughout. The top of the barrel is marked by the manufacturer 'E. Whitney N.Haven'. It has attractive Walnut grips which are undamaged. The pistol's captive steel lever ramrod and single action 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 10376. 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

ORIGINAL AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA, Remington 1858 Army New Model 6 Shot, .44 Calibre Single Action Revolver. Sn 10379 - 10379
The Remington 1858 Army New Model Revolvers were used during the American Civil War, and the design was the beginning of a successful line of medium and large frame percussion revolvers. It is commonly referred to as the Model 1858 due to it's patent markings "PATENTED SEPT. 14, 1858 E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, NEW YORK, U.S.A. NEW MODEL" The Remington revolver was a secondary, supplemental issue firearm for the Union Army until the Colt factory fire of 1864 (see page 106 of Colt Firearms by Serven). Due to the fire the Colt 1860 Army Revolver was not available for some time, subsequently large numbers of the Remington revolver were ordered by the U.S. Government. It was favoured for its durability and ability to quickly reload by switching to another pre-loaded cylinder. It saw use in the American West, both in its original percussion configuration and as a metallic cartridge conversion. This is an excellent original Civil War Era, Model 1858 Army New Model, Large frame, .44 calibre, cap and ball revolver. The pistol has an 8" octagonal barrel and measures 14" overall. The barrel is crisply stamped with correct manufacturer and 1858 Patent detail (illustrated). The underside of it's brass trigger guard is stamped with a letter 'L' most likely an armour's inspection mark. It has a steel frame, captive lever ramrod and blade fore sight. It's Walnut grips have just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and there is one small 1/4" long chip to the rear bottom edge of the right grip which is stable, secure and only visible on close inspection. The cylinder can be removed for quick change of reloaded cylinder and it loads, cocks and dry fires perfectly. As an antique cap and ball revolver no licence is required to possess this pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10379. BOOKS COVERING ALL ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY OF COLT FIREARMS MANUFACTURE INCLUDING THE BOOK REFERRED TO ABOVE ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE ON THIS WEBSITE.
£1,750.00

ORIGINAL MATCHING NUMBERS, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA, 1851-1869 Cooper Firearms Manufacturing Co, .31" Calibre, 5 Shot, Double Action Percussion Revolver (Colt's Pocket Model of 1849). Sn 10385. - 10385
The Cooper Firearms Manufacturing Co of Philladelphia, Manufactured pistols From 1851 To 1869. When Colt's Patents for revolving firearms expired in 1857 Cooper Firearms Co began Manufacturing Colt Patent expired weapons. Many of their weapons were used during the American Civil War. This is an excellent, original 4 inch octagonal barrel Cooper manufactured Colt's Pocket Model of 1849 .31" Calibre, 5 shot percussion revolver with captive steel lever ramrod (see pages 68-70 of A History Of The Colt Revolver By Haven & Belden). The pistol has the correct brass pin fore sight and notched hammer rear sight. The metal work has nice patina throughout. It's cylinder is stamped with number '3209'. The pistol's brass trigger guard and grip frame are undamaged and stamped with matching serial numbers. The top of the barrel is marked by the manufacturer ' Cooper Firearms Manufacturing Co, Frankford, Phila PA. PAT JAN 7, 1851-APRIL 25, 1854-SEPT 4, 1860-SEPT 1, 1862-SEPT 22, 1863'. It has an attractive Walnut grip. The pistol's loading and double action firing mechanism works as it should. Price for this nicely marked American Civil War Era Revolver 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 10385. 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

ORIGINAL, MATCHING NUMBERS, 1849-1872 Colt Pocket Model of 1849 .31 Calibre, Cap And Ball, 5 Shot, Single Action, Revolver With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 10381 - 10381
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 it’s 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 it's frame is stamped 'Colts Patent'. The top of the 4 " octaganol barrel is correctly marked ' Address Col Saml Colt New York City'. It has matching serial numbers '97561' 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. Price for this historic Samuel Colt percussion revolver 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. Sn 10381. BOOKS COVERING ALL ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY OF COLT FIREARMS MANUFACTURE INCLUDING THE BOOK REFERRED TO ABOVE ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE ON THIS WEBSITE.
£1,250.00

ORIGINAL MATCHING NUMBERS American Civil War Era Colt Model 1851 Navy .36 Calibre Single Action Percussion Revolver With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 10382 - 10382
The Colt Model 1851 Navy was a muzzle-loading cap & ball .36-calibre revolver used during the American Civil War (see page 118 & 119 of Colt Firearms by James Serven). It was used as a side arm by Cavalry, Infantry, Artillery troops, and Naval forces. This Model 1851 Navy revolver is in nice original condition with even patina throughout. The pistol has a 7 1/2" octagonal steel barrel and measures 13 3/4" overall. The weapon has the post foresight and 'notched hammer' rear sight. It has a captive 'lever' ramrod. The barrel is crisply stamped with manufacturer detail 'Address Col. Saml Colt New York U.S. America'. The left side of the case hardened frame is stamped 'Colt's Patent'. It has matching serial numbers '118527' on the barrel block, frame & brass butt. The pistol has a brass trigger guard with extended tang and backstrap. It has an undamaged American Walnut wood grip and 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 10382. BOOKS COVERING ALL ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY OF COLT FIREARMS MANUFACTURE INCLUDING THE BOOK REFERRED TO ABOVE ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE ON THIS WEBSITE.
£1,750.00

ORIGINAL, MATCHING NUMBERS, American Civil War Era, Colt Model 1860 Army .44 Calibre Percussion Revolver. Sn 10384 - 10384
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 nice original condition with even patina throughout. The pistol has an 8 " steel barrel and measures 14" overall. The weapon has the correct blade foresight and 'notched hammer' rear sight. The heel of the steel butt strap is also correctly 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 crisply stamped with manufacturer detail 'Address Col. Saml Colt New York U.S. America'. The left side of the case hardened frame is stamped 'Colt's Patent' and the cylinder correctly stamped 'Patented Sept 10th 1850'. It has matching serial numbers '144332' on the barrel block, frame & brass trigger guard which has an extended tang. It has an undamaged American Walnut grip and 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 10384. BOOKS COVERING ALL ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY OF COLT FIREARMS MANUFACTURE INCLUDING THE BOOK REFERRED TO ABOVE ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE ON THIS WEBSITE.
£1,750.00
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