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MINT, C1840, English Laird's Patent .44" Bore, Transitional 6 Shot Bar Hammer Percussion Revolver. Sn 12793 - 12793
This is a near mint transitional percussion revolver made C1840. It is 11 ¼” overall length with a rifled 4 ¼” octagonal barrel which is .44" at the muzzle opening. The barrel has a small blade fore sight. It has finely chequered walnut grips and decorative engraving to both sides of the case hardened action, trigger guard, top of the bar hammer and steel butt plate. The pistol retains its original finish. Although there are no manufacturer or patent markings on this revolver it is no doubt a transitional Laird’s Patent piece (J. W. Laird, Gunmaker listed in the 1849 Birmingham Gunmakers Register at 10 Steelhouse Lane Birmingham). The barrel and cylinder are stamped with proof/ inspection marks. Its firing mechanism works perfectly. The price for this excellent transitional revolver includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 12793
£975.00

1840 – 1842 English .60” Bore Percussion Pistol (Converted From Flintlock) By John Crosby Brown, Hull, Yorkshire With Octagonal Barrel. A 598 - A 598 / 12757
John Crosby Brown was an English Gunmaker who is recorded as having premises at 20 Mytongate Hull Yorkshire for a short period of time between . 1840 & 1842. Prior to 1840 Brown is recorded at the same address operating as Humphreys & Brown between 1833 & 1837 (see pages 181 and 256 of British Gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown). This is an excellent percussion pistol (Converted From Flintlock) By Brown. It is 14" overall with a 9" octagonal steel barrel which is .60" bore. The barrel has a small brass blade fore sight and 2 silver bands at the breech. The smoothbore has some staining consistent with age. The side plate has scroll engraving & dolphin hammer. The side plate is marked ‘Brown Hull’'. It has a walnut stock with chequered grip. Its steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial have light foliate engraving. It is complete with its wood ramrod with polished horn end cap. Its action works as it should. The metal and wood of the pistol have no damage. 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. A 598
£975.00

Victorian, English Mid 1800's Private Purchase, Short Sea Service Customs/ Revenue, .56" Bore, Percussion Pistol By Lacy & Co London. A 597 - A 597
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, Mid 1800's Private Purchase Short Sea Service Customs/ Revenue percussion Pistol by Lacy & Co. It is 12” overall length with a 6 inch barrel which is .56" bore. The Walnut furniture is a nice deep brown with brass furniture. It has its original captive steel ram rod & belt bar. The barrel has crisp proof marks. The brass butt plate is fitted with lanyard ring. The side plate is marked 'Lacy & Co London'. The action functions perfectly. As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a display or collection. Price includes UK delivery. A 597
£695.00

MINT, 1887 Dated Imperial German Army Spandau Model 1871/84 11mm Tube Magazine Bolt Action Rifle. A 595 - A 595
The 11mm Mauser Model 1871/84 Rifle with tube magazine was adopted as the Infanterie-Gewehr 71/84. The rifle was designed and manufactured by Paul Mauser and Wilhelm Mauser of the Mauser company. It was issued to Infantry Regiments. This is a near mint example of the Mauser M1871/84. It has all original woodwork & metalwork with original finish. It has a flip up ladder rear sight, block & blade foresight, bayonet lug, steel butt plate and sling swivels. The barrel has a crisp rifled bore. The breech is nicely marked 'Spandau' with Crown and Imperial proof/ inspection marks and dated 1887'. The stock has crisp impressed Imperial German marks. The bolt action and firing mechanisms work perfectly. The price for this near mint obsolete calibre 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 a part of a collection or display. A Firearms certificate is required if this weapon is owned for the purpose of shooting. A 595
£1,200.00

Private Purchase .577 Snider Calibre 3 Band Rifle Retailed By Thomas Turner, Birmingham. Sn 4246 - 4246
This is a quality private purchase .577 Calibre Snider, 3 Band Rifle . It has all original Walnut woodwork throughout. It has a fine case hardened lock nicely engraved by the retailer ' Thomas Turner Fisher Street Birmingham'. The breech is marked with proof / inspection marks. It has a brass butt plate, trigger guard & fore end block. The rifle measures 55 inches overall with a 36 1/2 inch barrel and is complete with sling swivels, ram rod and ladder rear sight. The bore is nice and clean with crisp 3 groove rifling. It's cocking and firing action works perfectly. This is an obsolete calibre weapon and as such no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 4246
£1,200.00

Victorian Era French Gendarmarie .650” Carbine Bore Percussion Pistol. Sn 12656 - 12656
This is an original Victorian era Percussion Pistol in the form used by the French Gendarmarie. It is 13 ½” in length overall with a 7 ¼” barrel which is .650" carbine bore. The woodwork is a nice deep brown. The wood has a very small impressed 'NB' mark. The metal work has light staining consistent with age. It has its original steel ram rod. Interestingly the top of the barrel has English black powder proof marks (illustrated in image 2) and a very small letter 'D' stamp. There are no manufacturer marks or dates on this piece. All metal work and woodwork are undamaged. The wood has just the bumps and bruises to be expected of a weapon of this age. The butt has a steel cap fitted with lanyard ring. The lock functions as it should with a strong action. As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a display or collection. Price for this pistol worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 12656
£545.00

QUALITY, C1860 Victorian English 15 Bore Double Barrel Muzzle Loading Percussion Hammer Shotgun. Sn 12661 - 12661
This is a quality made Victorian double barrel percussion shotgun. It has 30” brown wash steel barrels and measures 46” overall. The 15 Bore barrels set side by side have a central flat top barrel rib. The smooth bores are in superb clean condition. It has its original walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. Its steel butt plate tang, trigger guard with extended tang & hammers have light foliate engraved decoration. The fore stock has German silver mounts. The wrist is inlaid with void German silver escutcheon. The barrels have German Silver inserts at the breech. Both side plates have foliate decoration together with scenes of hunting dogs in the field. The shotgun is fitted with bead foresight and has its original wood ramrod with brass end caps. Surprisingly for a shotgun of this high quality there are no visible manufacturer’s names on this piece. The weapon cocks & dry fires as it should. Price includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion shotgun no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 12661
£845.00

QUALITY, 1846-1878 Victorian English 17 Bore Double Barrel Muzzle Loading Percussion Hammer Shotgun By John Moore Of Cholsey (Berkshire). Sn 12662 - 12662
The English Gunsmith John Moore is recorded as having premises at Cholsey, Wallingford, Berkshire between 1846 & 1878 (see page 290 of British Gunmakers Volume 2 by Brown). This is a quality made Victorian double barrel percussion shotgun by Moore. It has 31” brown wash steel barrels and measures 47 ½” overall. The 17 Bore barrels set side by side have a central flat top barrel rib. The smooth bores are in superb clean condition, It has its original walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. Its steel butt plate tang, trigger guard with extended tang & hammer have light foliate engraved decoration. The fore stock has silver mounts. The wrist is inlaid with void silver escutcheon. The barrels have platinum inserts at the breech together with 3 gold bands. The barrel rib has the maker’s name ‘Moore Cholsey’ highlighted in gold. Both side plates have foliate decoration with the makers name ‘Moore’ on both sides. The shotgun is fitted with bead foresight and has its original wood ramrod with brass end caps. The weapon cocks & dry fires as it should. Price includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion shotgun no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 12662
£845.00

C1900 English .360 Calibre Side Lever Break Action Rook Rifle By Thomas Hepplestone Shudehill Manchester With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 12663 - 12663
In 1895 Thomas Hepplestone fishing tackle maker/dealer /gun maker is recorded at 14 Thomas Street, Shudehill, Manchester and later at 25 Shudehill, Manchester. It appears he had stopped trading by 1910. This is an excellent Break action Rook Rifle in Obsolete .360 calibre rifle by Hepplestone. It has a 24” octagonal barrel. The barrel has a clean bore with sharp rifling and the rifle measures 40" overall. Its side lever break action works crisply. It has a nicely figured original walnut wood stock with chequered pistol grip and fore end. It has a blade foresight and flip up leaf rear sight. It has undamaged metalwork. The side plates and trigger guard have foliate decoration. The top of the barrel is engraved by the manufacturer ‘Thos Hepplestone 25 Shudehill Manchester’. The weapon's loading & firing action works perfectly. Price 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 12663
£895.00

C1840 French / Continental .700” Smooth Bore Percussion Musketoon Converted from Flintlock With Brass Furniture. A 593 - A 593
The musketoon is a shorter-barrelled version of the musket, and served in the roles of a shotgun or carbine. This is a Continental most likely French percussion musketoon converted from flintlock C1840. This example is in very good condition. It has all original wood which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age & service use. It has brass fittings including, butt plate with extended tang, typical French form fore end block and trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle also has its original steel ramrod, blade fore sight & groove rear sight. The barrel has a clean bore. The top of the 18 ½” barrel has faint inpection marks (illustrated in image 2). Total length of the musketoon is 33 ½”. There are no manufacturer or Regiment marks visible on this weapon. The action works perfectly. This is an antique percussion musketoon 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. A 593
£475.00
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