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MATCHING NUMBERS, Original American Wild West Era, Sharps 1859 Patent .30 Rim Fire Calibre 4 Barrelled Brass Framed Pocket Derringer. Sn 15980:17 - 5980:17
4 barrelled derringer pistols pistols were made by the C. Sharps Company beginning with their 1859 Patent. Production of the Sharps, 4 shot pistols ended in 1874. This is an original Sharps 1859 Patent 4 barrelled pocket derringer in .30 RF calibre. It is a fully functioning example in excellent condition. The pistol’s barrel cluster has 4 x 3" steel rifled barrels and measures 5 ¾” overall. The frame is brass. It has a brass bead fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The left side of the frame is stamped 'C. Sharps Patent 1859'. The right side ‘C. Sharps & Co Philada. PA’ (all illustrated). The underside of the barrel cluster is numbered '14401'. The butt of the grip frame is stamped with matching number. It has a revolving firing pin and loading is achieved by depression of a steel button at the underside of the frame, the barrel cluster can then be moved forward for loading of rounds. It has a sheathed trigger & chequered grips which are undamaged. The rifled bores of the barrels have staining consistent with age and its loading cocking and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15980:17
£795.00

Cased, Victorian C1850's Deane Adams & Deane London Bridge, 54 Bore Five Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver With Spurless Hammer & Octagonal Barrel With Accessories Including An Adams Marked Bullet Mould. Sn 15969 - 15969
The famous English gunsmith's Deane Adams and Deane had premises at 30 King William Street, London Bridge, London in 1852. Until the arrival of Samuel Colt at the Great Exhibition of 1851 with his display of percussion revolvers, British gun makers had largely neglected this style of weapon except for pepperbox revolvers. The arrival of Colt with his American methods of promoting business caused much resentment in the British gun trade. The outcome was a surge in quality revolver design and production by British makers including Deane Adams & Deane. This is an excellent, original, cased, Deane Adams & Deane 5 shot percussion revolver. The weapon's double action only firing mechanism works as it should. It has a 6 ½” octagonal barrel (12 ½” overall). The bore has well defined rifling and just light staining consistent with age. The barrel has a blade fore sight & notched plate rear sight. The top of the frame and top barrel flat are crisply marked 'Deane Adams & Deane 30 King William Street, London Bridge' . It has foliate engraving to the frame & trigger guard. The frame is engraved ‘Adams Patent’ and ‘No. 8779.R’. The cylinder and barrel have Victorian black powder proof and is marked with matching number ‘8779.R’. It’s finely chequered walnut grip is in excellent undamaged condition. The pistol's metal work is undamaged with original finish. The pistol is contained in its original wood case with hinged lid. The top of the lid is inlaid with a void central brass roundel. The case has a brass lock (key absent). The case is lined with green felt and has compartments which contain accessories including an empty ‘Joyce & Co London’ labelled percussion cap tin, a brass and steel double bullet mould which is marked ‘54’ (bore) and with Adams patent cartouche, a copper and brass black powder flask which signed by the manufacturer Dixon (illustrated), a wood cleaning rod with ball top and threaded brass cap. The price for this cased pistol with original accessories 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. Sn 15969
£2,250.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 15/05) British Pattern 1800 .650 Calibre Baker Flintlock Rifle By J. Richards To The Irish Walworth Yeomanry With Ancient Guild Of Fishmongers Heraldic Device & 1843-1846 Irish L-Y (Londonderry) Registration Marks. Sn 15973 - 15973
Not much is known about the Walworth Yeomanry except that it was a unit of 18 to 20 men from Londonderry. Walworth is just outside Limavady in Ballykelly and used to belong to the ancient guild of the Fishmongers (the most famous City fishmonger is Sir William Walworth, who, as Lord Mayor of London in 1381, helped bring the Peasants' Revolt to an end by stabbing the rebel Wat Tyler to death at Smithfield in the presence of King Richard II). The Irish Registration Act was passed in 1843 and lasted only a short while, until August 1846. All firearms owned in Ireland during that period had to be Registered and marked with the relevant County code. The Baker rifle (officially known as the Pattern 1800 Infantry Rifle) 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. The Baker Rifle was first produced in 1800 by Ezekiel Baker, a master gunsmith from Whitechapel. The famous 95th Rifles, Light Infantry Regiments adopted these accurate rifles (the hit Napoleonic War, Book & TV series Sharpe's Rifles featured this pattern of rifle). The British Army was still issuing the Infantry Rifle in the 1830s. This is a superb, very rare, original, Baker rifle By J. Richards (There were many gun smiths named J. Richards working in both London & the provinces in the period). It has all original wood work and metal work all in excellent condition with correct brass mounts, bayonet bar, flip up 2 leaf rear sight, brass blade fore sight, original correct steel ram rod and sling swivels. The rifle measures 44 ½” overall with a 29 ½” brown wash steel barrel. The bore has just light staining and crisp well defined rifling. The barrel has Londonderry registration mark ‘ L-Y 2857’ and the heraldic arms of the ‘Ancient Guild Of Fishmongers’. The lock plate is signed ‘J. Richards’. The hammer is fitted with flint. It has a brass butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang, fore end barrel block & hinged patch box. The stock has an oval brass disc inlaid on top of the wrist engraved ‘Walworth Yeomanry’ and the butt plate tang has matching Londonderry registration mark. The rifle cocks and dry fires perfectly. This rifle is a must for any serious collector & price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15973
£0.00

1815 Dated, East India Company (EIC) .700 Calibre Flintlock Musket With Ram Rod. A 608 - A 608
This is an original EIC flintlock musket. It is 42” overall length with a 26” long round steel barrel with block foresight. Its smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age and use. It’s lock plate crisply engraved with the EIC rampant Lion mark alongside number ‘2’ & dated ‘1815’. The Swan neck hammer is fitted with a flint. It has all original walnut stock with original iron ramrod. The stock has a chequered pistol grip with undamaged polished horn butt cap and steel butt plate. The metal work has even patina throughout and it cocks and dry fires perfectly. The price for includes UK delivery. N.B As an antique flintlock musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 608
£875.00

ORIGINAL AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA, Rare Savage Revolving Firearms First Model, 6 Shot, .36 Calibre Double Action Revolver. Sn 15669 - 15569
This is a rare original American Civil War Savage U.S. Navy First Model Savage 6 shot double action revolver. The revolver manufactured by the Savage Revolving Fire-Arms Co. of Middletown, Connecticut from 1861-1865, the total production being approximately 22,000 guns. This revolver features a unique heart shaped trigger guard with round cocking lever, off-set hammer, six-shot cylinder, 7” octagon rifled barrel and hinged loading lever. The Savage Navy had a unique way of cocking and firing the gun. The gun is cocked by using your middle finger to draw back the figure 8 lever to cock the hammer and rotate the cylinder. The figure of 8 lever is then released forward and the separate trigger is pulled to fire the gun. The Savage Navy revolvers were used by both Union & Confederate Officers during the Civil War. The 7 inch rifled barrel has sharp rifling and is fitted with a brass foresight bead. The action is crisp and the gun cocks and dry fires correctly. At some stage during its life this pistol has been professionally restored to a very high standard. As a consequence of that there are no visible maker's marks on the frame. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15669
£1,675.00

UNIQUE, MINT DEEP CUT MULTI GROOVE RIFLED BORE, Transitional C1840’s Victorian William Golden & John Hanson, Huddersfield Patent .600 Calibre Bolt Action Breech Loading, Needle Fire Rifle With Screw Off Octagonal Damascus Steel Barrel & Clearing Rod. A 60 - A 607
William Golden was born in 1801 in Sherborne, Dorset. He had four sons and three daughters, the sons were Charles (b.1826 who probably worked only briefly for his father before establishing his own business in Bradford), Edward (b.1835), Henry Booth (b.1838 who worked for his father), and Joseph (b.1839 who also worked for his father). William established his business as an ironmonger in 1833 at 2 & 3 Cross Church Street, Huddersfield (the shops were on opposite sides of the street). It is not known when he became a gunsmith but on 2 November 1841 together with John Hanson he patented breech-loading firearms and self-contained ammunition (patent No. 2129) including a cartridge that contained in a recess in its base a charge of fulminating powder which served to shoot out the projectile. The discharge was effected by a needle striking against the base of the projectile, and was intended for use in a breech loading arm. We have no further information regarding John Hanson. In 1851 William was an exhibitor at the Great Exhibition. It is not known which of his Firearms were exhibited but it would not be surprising to learn that a transitional firearm similar or the same as our example had been exhibited. In the 1871 census at the age of 70 William Golden gave his occupation as gunsmith and ironmonger. William died in 1873 and the family business ran by his sons continued trading until 1914. We have never encountered a firearm patented by Golden & Hanson nor a transitional breech loading needle fire rifle in the same form as ours. This Golden & Hanson Patent rifle is in excellent condition. The rifle has a 25 ½” screw off octagonal Damascus steel barrel and is 47 ¼” overall length. It has a superb, clean bore with crisp, deep cut, multi groove rifling. The barrel has English black powder proofs. It has a large trigger guard, blade fore sight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. The action has tooled foliate decoration. The top of the breech is signed ‘Golden & Hanson, Huddersfield Patent’. The underside of the breech is numbered ‘23’. Its original Walnut shoulder stock with chequered panel wrist has a steel butt plate with foliate engraved extended tang. The breech is a transitional early bolt action needle fire form and no doubt would have fired Golden & Hansons patent needle fire cartridge (we have not found an example of this cartridge) . Its loading and firing actions work as they should. The rifle has its original ebony rod with brass end caps. The price for this very rare transitional rifle worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB as an antique black powder rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 607
£2,250.00

QUALITY, C1790 English, Bass Of London (John Twigg Connections), 54 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 15964:20 - 15964:20
John Bass was a London based gunsmith. He worked between 1761 & 1794 at his workshop located at 19 Green Park Row, Piccadilly, London and was in partnership for a while with the renowned English Gunsmith John Twigg (Bass partnered with his father-in-law John Twigg, himself considered one of the most talented gun makers of the era, to form Twigg & Bass in the 1780s and continued to work under his own name after Twigg's death circa 1790). John Bass is known to have produced high end flintlock pistols including pocket, coach, and duelling pistols. This is a quality made flintlock pocket pistol by Bass of London. It is 6 ½” overall with a 1 ¾” screw off barrel (a tool is required to unscrew the barrel). The barrel’s smooth bore has residue and staining consistent with age and use. It has impressed black powder proofs on the underside of the action & barrel. The action is signed on one side within oval roundel ‘Bass’. The reverse marked ‘London’. The trigger guard is decorated with a stylised star mark. The action works as it should with a strong spring action and has a steel safety bolt. The stippled bag shaped walnut grip is undamaged. 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 15964:20
£495.00

SCARCE, MATCHING NUMBERS, American Remington- Elliott’s 1860 & 1861 Patent 4 Barreled Break Action .41 Rim Fire Calibre Derringer With Ring Trigger. Sn 15964:18 - 15964:18
A scarce Remington-Elliot 4 barreled ring trigger Derringer in obsolete .32 rimfire calibre. William Elliot, an employee of Remington, invented the Remington –Elliott 4 barreled 1860 patent derringer. It has a steel frame with 4 barrel cluster. The metal work has even patina. A small sliding lever on the underside of the frame releases the barrel cluster which breaks open for loading. To fire each barrel the ring trigger moves forward to cock the weapon and is pulled back to fire the first round. The system is repeated to fire each chamber which is achieved by means of a rotating firing pin within the action. The loading and firing mechanisms work perfectly. The barrel cluster is 3 ¼” long and the derringer measures 5” overall length. The barrels are .41 RF calibre and the bores have just staining and residue consistent with age and well defined rifling. The derringer has a small blade fore sight and the rear sights consist of notches in the frame of the derringer. The barrel cluster is faintly engraved to one side "Manufactured by E. Remington & Sons. Ilion N.Y", the other side faintly marked " Elliot's Patents May 29 1860.- Oct 1 1861". The inside of the frame and barrel cluster have matching numbers ‘1367’. The inside of the frame also has a Remington factory inspector’s mark ‘H’. The grips are undamaged American Rosewood. NB As an obsolete calibre rim fire derringer no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display, the price includes UK delivery. Sn 15964:18
£1,175.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, Original American Wild West Era, Sharps 1859 Patent .30 Rim Fire Calibre 4 Barreled Brass Framed Pocket Derringer. Sn 15964:17 - 15964:17
4 barreled derringer pistols pistols were made by the C. Sharps Company beginning with their 1859 Patent. Production of the Sharps, 4 shot pistols ended in 1874. This is an excellent original Sharps 1859 Patent 4 barreled pocket derringer in .30 RF calibre. It is a fully functioning example in excellent condition. The pistol’s barrel cluster has 4 x 3" steel rifled barrels and measures 5 ¾” overall. The frame is brass. It has a brass bead fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The left side of the frame is stamped 'C. Sharps Patent 1859'. The right side ‘C. Sharps & Co Philada. PA’ (all illustrated). The underside of the barrel cluster is numbered '15100'. The butt of the grip frame is stamped with matching number. It has a revolving firing pin and loading is achieved by depression of a steel button at the underside of the frame, the barrel cluster can then be moved forward for loading of rounds. It has a shrouded trigger & original walnut grip which is undamaged. The rifled bores of the barrels have staining consistent with age and use. Its loading cocking and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15964:17
£875.00

1869 - 1873, American Wild West Era Brass Framed ‘Southerner’ Derringer By Brown Manufacturing Co In .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 15964:16 - 15964:16
Although there are no manufacturer names on this derringer it is no doubt a Brown Manufacturing Company ‘Sotherner’ derringer. Production of their 'Southerner' .41 rim fire Calibre, single shot, derringer began on Feb 2nd 1869 and continued production until July 23rd 1873 when the Company ceased trading. This is a good example with brass frame & original American Rose wood grips which have just the knocks bumps and bruises consistent with age. It has a 2 ¼” octagonal blued steel barrel & measures 4 ½” overall. The barrel’s rifled bore has staining & residue consistent with age and use. Loading is achieved by pivoting the barrel by depression of a steel button on the underside of the frame when the pistol is at half cock. The grip frame has serial number '2545' and sheathed trigger. The derringer's loading and firing action works as it should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre derringer no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15964:16
£495.00
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