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1856 Continental Military 3 Band Muzzle Loading .600 Calibre Percussion Rifle With Unusual Integral Hinged Steel Nipple Guard. Sn 16416:26 - 16416:26
This is a very good Continental Military 1856 dated Percussion 3 Band Short Rifle. It has even patina to the metal work throughout. It has a heavy military percussion hammer. The action plate is signed with partial mark ‘P. Garci ??’ below ‘Crown O’ mark, number ‘N2773’ and ‘1856’ date. The action has an unusual integral hinged nipple guard. It's 38" barrel (55” overall) has a rifled barrel which has staining & residue consistent with age & use. It has its original steel ramrod & sling swivels. The rifle also has a steel fore end block, brass trigger guard, steel barrel bands, steel butt plate with indistinct inspection mark, block fore sight and ladder rear sight. It has all original dark wood stock. The rifle cocks & dry fires as it should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading percussion rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16416:26
£975.00

1850 French Military Tulle Arsenal 2 Band Muzzle Loading .750 Calibre Percussion Short Rifle. Sn 16416:25 - 16416:25
This is a very good French Military 1850 dated Tulle Arsenal Percussion 2 Band Short Rifle. It has even patina to the metal work throughout. It has a heavy military percussion hammer and the action plate is crisply engraved with French Tulle Arsenal detail. It's 29" barrel (45 ½” overall) has a rifled barrel which has staining & residue consistent with age & use. The barrel is dated 1850 and has inspection marks (all illustrated). It has its original steel ramrod & sling swivels. The rifle also has a steel fore end block, steel trigger guard, barrel bands, butt plate, blade fore sight and ‘v’ notch block rear sight. It has all original dark wood stock. The rifle cocks & dry fires as it should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading percussion rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16416:25
£875.00

MINT BORE, Victorian British Volunteer/ Militia Private Purchase Thomas Turner, Birmingham .577 Snider Obsolete Calibre MK III 3 Band Rifle. Sn 16524 - 16524
This is a quality private purchase .577 Calibre Snider, MK III 3 Band Rifle retailed by Thomas Turner Birmingham. It has all original Walnut woodwork throughout. Its steel action plate is signed by the retailer Thomas Turner, Fisher Street, Birmingham. The breech has a proof / inspection mark. It has a brass butt plate, trigger guard & fore end block. The rifle measures 55” overall with a 36 ½” barrel. The exterior of the barrel has old stable pitting but the bore is near mint with crisp well defined rifling. It is complete with sling swivel, ram rod, block and blade fore sight, ladder rear sight & heavy military hammer. Its cocking and firing action works perfectly. This is an antique, obsolete calibre weapon and no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16524
£975.00

Late 1700’s French / Continental Military 10 Bore Flintlock Musket With Brass Furniture. Sn 16416:24 - 16416:24
This is a Continental most likely French flintlock musket made sometime in the late 1700’s. 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 stamped ‘26’, typical French form fore end block incorporating blade fore sight, thick barrel bands and trigger guard with extended tang. The musket also has its original iron ramrod, single sling swivel, blade fore sight & groove rear sight. The 32 ½” barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The underside of the barrel has a military bayonet lug. The top of the barrel has proof / inspection marks (illustrated in image 2). The hammer is fitted with flint and the lock plate has indistinct etched lettering most likely a manufacturer’s signature (illustrated in image 2). Total length of the musket is 49”. The action works as it should. This is an antique flintlock musket 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 16416:24
£895.00

Late 1700’s – Early 1800’s British Enfield Tower .800 Calibre Muzzle Loading Flintlock Musket With Brass Furniture. Sn 16416:23 - 16416:23
This is an original Enfield Tower muzzle loading flintlock musket made sometime in the late 18th century or early 19th century. The action plate is stamped on the With Crown and 'Tower’ (Enfield). It has all original wood stock which has bumps and bruises consistent with age and use, brass butt plate, fore end block, ram rod flutes and trigger guard with extended tang. The musket also has its iron ramrod, sling swivels & block fore sight. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. Total length is 53” with a 36” barrel. The barrel has proofs. The hammer is fitted with flint and the cocking and firing action works as it should. This is an antique muzzle loading flintlock musket 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 16416:23
£1,175.00

SOLD SOLD One of 16,000 British Crimean War Era 1856 Windsor USA Contract Pattern 1853 Enfield .577” Calibre 3 Band Muzzle Loading Percussion Rifled Musket With Nipple Protector, Chain & Sling. Sn 16416:22 - 16416:22
This is an original example of the British 1853 Pattern rifled musket manufactured under contract to British War Department by Robbins and Lawrence, Windsor, Vermont, USA in 1856. During the Crimean War (1854-1856) there was a shortfall of Enfield rifle muskets. Insufficient numbers were being produced in the United Kingdom and, despite a contract for their manufacture being placed in Belgium, further assistance from both the United States and France was sought. An American contact was swiftly set up in February 1855 for 25,000 US rifle muskets, altered to the Enfield bore, to be made by Robbins and Lawrence of Windsor, Vermont. The American produced Enfields were stamped 'WINDSOR' on the lock. Although the contract was for 25,000 weapons, due to financial difficulties only 16,000 were produced in America for the British Army and marked ‘Windsor’. This is a very rare, original example of the Crimean War American contract 1853 Pattern 3-band Percussion Rifled Musket. The action plate is correctly stamped ‘Windsor’ and has partially visible Queens crown (Victoria) together with ‘1856’ date.The action is fitted with nipple protector & chain. It has all original walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected, brass butt plate, brass trigger guard with extended tang, brass fore end block and original iron ram rod. The musket has a block fore sight, ladder rear sight & sling swivels fitted with brown leather sling. The 39”barrel’s bore has just staining consistent with age and crisp rifling. Total length is 55 ½”. The rifle’s firing mechanism works as it should. The price for this very rare Crimean War era British Army Musket, one of only 16,000 made includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion rifled musket, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16416:22
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (04/08) Late 1700’s – Early 1800’s English Form Single Barrel 15 Bore Muzzle Loading Flintlock Sporting Shotgun. Sn 16442 - 16442
This is a very good, English form Flintlock sporting shotgun made sometime in the late 18th century or early 19th century. It has a 31 ¾” round steel barrel stepped to octagonal (48” overall). The barrel has a small German silver blade foresight. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age & use. It has a walnut stock with chequered wrist & steel fittings. The wood work has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The wood is inlaid with a silver roundel engraved with stylised monogram (illustrated). It has an un-decorated steel lock and swan neck hammer fitted with flint and the breech has a silver roundel insert. The fore stock has German silver mounts and horn end cap. There are no external visible date, manufacturer or proof marks on the shotgun. The piece is complete with wood ramrod which has a brass end cap. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of collection or display. Sn 16442
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (07/08) Napoleonic Wars Era 1806 British Enfield Tower Brown Bess .750 Musket Calibre Flintlock Musket. Sn 16416:21 - 16416:21
An original, Tower Brown Bess flintlock musket. It is 58” overall length with a 41” long round steel barrel with block foresight & ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. The barrel has indistinct proof marks. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and service use. Its lock plate is crisply marked with Georgian King’s Crown above ‘GR’ (George Rex) together with inspection mark and ‘Tower’ across the tail. It has a Swan neck hammer fitted with flint, Walnut full stock with, iron ramrod, sling swivels and brass furniture. The wood is impressed with inspection marks and dated ‘1806’ (all illustrated). The musket’s cocking and firing action works as it should. The price for this historic piece includes UK delivery. N.B As an antique musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16416:21
£0.00

C1860's British Army In India Officer’s Private Purchase Manton & Co Calcutta & London Enfield Pattern 3 Band .600 Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Musket. Sn 16416:20 - 16416:20
The Manton family were English gunmakers beginning with John in the early 1800's, then his younger brother Joseph who operated circa 1825-35. J. Manton and Son operated circa 1832-1862 and J. Manton & Co is later listed as operating in London and Calcutta. This is a British Army In India Officer’s Private Purchase Manton & Co Calcutta & London Enfield Pattern 3 Band .600 Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Musket. The action plate is stamped With stylised Queen’s Crown. It has all original wood stock which has bumps and bruises consistent with age and use and a contemporary repair to the wood near to the top of the action plate. The repair is stable & secure. The wood is stamped with small numbers (illustrated). It has a steel butt plate, fore end block & trigger guard with extended tang numbered ‘35162’. The rifle also has its steel ramrod, block and blade fore sight, sling swivels and bayonet lug. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. Total length is 49” with a 32 ¾” barrel. The barrel has proofs and is signed ‘Manton & Co Calcutta & London’. The cocking and firing action works as it should. This is an antique muzzle loading percussion musket 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 16416:20
£795.00

C1860 British Enfield Tower .700 Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Musket With Brass Furniture. Sn 16416:19 - 16416:19
This is an original Enfield Tower muzzle loading Percussion musket. The action plate is stamped on the With Victorian Queens Crown and 'Tower’ (Enfield). It has all original wood stock which has bumps and bruises consistent with age and use, brass butt plate, fore end block and trigger guard with extended tang. The musket also has its steel ramrod & block and blade fore sight. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. Total length is 52 ½” with a 32 ½” barrel. The barrel has Victorian proofs. The cocking and firing action works as it should. This is an antique muzzle loading percussion musket 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 16416:19
£675.00
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