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India Pattern Brown Bess .75” Musket Bore Flintlock Musket Sn 16416:15 - 16416:15
This is an original India pattern Brown Bess flintlock musket. The gun has a 55 ½” overall length. The 39 ½” round steel barrel’s smooth bore .75 inch musket bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel is marked with black powder proofs and has a block fore sight. The original lock plate which is crisply marked With TOWER and a crown over GR and cocks correctly. The firing mechanisms work as they should. The gun has its original walnut stock and steel ramrod. The guns brass furniture includes the butt plate, trigger guard, fore end block and ram rod mounts. The gun also retains its iron sling swivels.. The metal work has even patina throughout. The price includes UK delivery. 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 16416:15
£2,650.00

Scandinavian 1841 Dated .700 Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Infantry Musket . Sn 16415:13 - 16415:13
This is an unusual musket. It has a steel action plate date marked ‘1841’ below a ‘Crown C’ mark most likely a Danish, Norwegian or Swedish inspection mark and number 3. It has a ‘dog’ safety catch, heavy military hammer, sling swivels, heavy brass furniture and undamaged walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises consistent with age and use. The metal work has even patina. The brass butt plate tang is stamped ‘3’. The barrel has a ‘Crown C’ mark, blade fore sight, 'v' notch plate rear sight and military bayonet bar. The smooth bore of the 40” round steel barrel is clean. The rifle measures 57” overall length. The rifle has its original steel ram rod. The weapon’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this unusual piece worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As a muzzle loading antique firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16415:13
£895.00

NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA, British Enfield Tower Dragoon’s .800 Calibre, Flintlock Carbine With Saddle Bar & Correct Cut Down India Pattern Steel Ram Rod. Sn 16415:10 - 16415:10
This unusual variant carbine is similar in form to Napoleonic period carbines featured in Chapter 3 of British Cavalry Carbines & Pistols Of The Napoleonic Era by Chisnall & Davies. Like the Duke of York’s Hussar carbine of 1800 featured on page 58 of the book our carbine has a cut down India pattern steel ram rod. This is a nice example of a Dragoon carbine which has the appearance of a carbine size Brown Bess musket. It has nice patina to the metal work throughout. It has a heavy military hammer fitted with flint. The lock plate is crisply stamped with Georgian crown ‘GR’ (George Rex) and by the manufacturer ‘Tower’ (Enfield). It has an 18” barrel (33 ½” overall) and is a large .800 bore. The smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age. The barrel is stamped with black powder proofs, inspection marks and indistinct lettering. It has a post fore sight. The carbine also has brass fore end block, trigger guard with extended tang & butt plate. It has all original, undamaged Walnut furniture. The wood is impressed with what appears to be ‘I-I’ most likely an armourer’s inspector’s mark and its saddle bar has a small ordnance inspection mark. It’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock Carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16415:10
£3,250.00

RARE, NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA, Early, Paget’s, Enfield Tower British .650 Carbine Calibre, Flintlock Short Cavalry Carbine Regiment Marked ‘XIV’ (Most Likely To The 14th King's Hussars) With Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 16415:9 - 16415:9
The design of these short Carbines was influenced by the British Cavalry Commander, Sir Henry William Paget 1st Marquess of Anglesey, 2nd Earl of Uxbridge(1768-1854) who sought to find a suitable carbine for his troops when, in 1801, he was Colonel of the 7th Light Dragoons (see pages 87 to 97 of British Cavalry Carbines & Pistols Of The Napoleonic Era by Chisnall & Davies which outlines the history of the Paget carbine and illustrates Paget carbine variations. Page 93 illustrates an early Paget lock variant the same as ours) The flintlock version was adopted by the British Army & designated as the Short Cavalry Carbine. It was the carbine of the English Cavalry until C1830. This is a fine example of the rare, early variant lock, Paget Cavalry carbine. It has nice patina to the metal work throughout. It has a heavy military hammer fitted with flint. The lock plate is crisply stamped with Georgian crown ‘GR’ (George Rex) and by the manufacturer ‘Tower’ (Enfield) and has the correct sliding safety bolt. It has a 15 ¾” barrel (32” overall) and is .650 carbine calibre. The smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age. The barrel is stamped with black powder proofs. It has the correct under barrel captive swivel ramrod with end cap, plate with ‘v’ notch fixed rear sight and brass blade fore sight. The carbine also has brass fore end block, trigger guard with extended tang & butt plate. The butt plate tang is lightly inscribed ‘XIV’ (most likely the 14th King's Hussars, a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1715. It saw service for two centuries including the Napoleonic Wars). It has all original, undamaged Walnut furniture. The wood is impressed ‘ID’ most likely an armourer’s inspection mark. It’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock Carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16415:9
£3,250.00

**TIPU SULTAN COLLECTION CONNECTIONS**MASSIVE, Late 1700’s English Enfield Tower A* Bore Musketoon With Blunderbuss Type Cannon Barrel Captured By The Sultan’s Army For Use In War Against The British East India Company (EIC) With Ornate Decoration - 16415:8
Tipu, the “Tiger of Mysore” was the last king of Mysore. He was the East India Company’s most tenacious enemy, inflicting numerous defeats on the British, partly through his development of military rockets, before his death at Seringapatam in 1799 when he was defeated by the British Army, led by Major General David Baird. Tipu once said: “I would rather live one day as a tiger than a lifetime as a sheep”. When the British under Baird’s leadership finally captured Tipu’s capital city, the conquerors were astonished at the jewels, arms and art objects that Tipu had collected. Baird, son of an Edinburgh merchant family, later declared Tipu dead, from a gunshot to the head and three bayonet wounds. After his death many items of Tipu Sultan’s, arms, armour & jewellery were captured and ended up in private collections of British Officer’s who took part in Tipu’s final battle. The musketoon is a shorter-barrelled version of the musket and served in the roles of a shotgun or carbine. Musketoons could be of the same calibre as the issue musket or of a much larger calibre. The musketoon is most commonly associated with Naval use, and pirates in particular. Musketoon barrels were often flared at the muzzle, resembling a cannon or blunderbuss. Musketoons had a brass or iron barrel, and used a wheellock, flintlock or caplock firing mechanism, like the typical musket of the period. Large bore musketoons were loaded with multiple buckshot or pistol balls (generally smaller in diameter than musket balls) and used as shotguns. It is this type of loading that is most associated with Naval use. This an excellent original, massive Enfield Tower musketoon made sometime in the late 1700’s for British Military use. The weapon is adorned with period applied Indian form inlaid gold geometric and foliate designs to the barrel. The wood is also period carved with a foliate design featuring red coloured flowers on stems with leaves. This design matches that found on an embroidered arrow quiver which was part of ‘the Tipu Sultan collection’ sold at 'Bonhams Islamic and Indian Art Sale' held on 21st April 2015. This carving indicates capture by Tipu Sultan’s forces for use against the EIC. The musketoon is 46" overall with a flared mouth 30” steel cannon barrel which is 5cm diameter at the muzzle (A* Bore). The smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age. The lock is marked with Georgian crown ‘GR’ (George Rex), together with Board of ordnance inspection marks. It has a Swan neck hammer fitted with flint, original Walnut full stock and regulation brass mounts. It has its original steel ram rod. Its cocking and firing action works perfectly. The price for this massive musketoon with ‘Tipu Sultan’ connections includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a private collection or display. Sn 16415:8
£4,950.00

RESERVED RESERVED Late 1700’s British Enfield Tower Brown Bess .750 Musket Calibre Flintlock Musket Regiment Marked ‘5/7’ To The 5th Battalion 7th Regiment Of Foot The Royal Fusiliers (City of London). Sn 16415:4 - 16415:4
An original , Tower Brown Bess flintlock musket. It is 54 ½” overall length with a 39” long round steel barrel with fixed foresight. The top of the barrel has small indistinct inspection / 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 Crown 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 ordnance pattern brass furniture. It’s butt plate tang is engraved ‘5/7’ to the 5th Battalion, 7th Regiment Of Foot, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London) which was a line infantry regiment of the British Army in continuous existence for 283 years. It was known as the 7th Regiment of Foot until the Childers Reforms of 1881. The Regiment served in many wars and conflicts throughout its long existence, including the American War of independence & The Napoleonic Wars. The musket’s cocking and firing action works perfectly. 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 held as part of a collection or display. Sn 16415:4
£2,750.00

RARE, Late 1700’s Dublin Castle, Long Brown Bess .750 Musket Calibre Flintlock Musket Regiment Marked ‘S.T’. Sn 16415:3 - 16415:3
A rare, original , Dublin Castle, Long Brown Bess flintlock musket. It is 57 ½” overall length with a 41 ¾” long round steel barrel with fixed foresight. The top of the barrel has a small crown inspection / proof mark. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and service use. Its lock plate is crisply marked with Georgian Crown GR (George Rex) together with inspection mark and ‘Dublin Castle’ across the tail (Dublin Castle assembled weapons cease to be stamped Dublin Castle in 1798 but produced until 1815). It has a Swan neck hammer fitted with flint, Walnut full stock with, iron ramrod and ordnance pattern brass furniture. It’s butt plate tang is engraved ‘ST’ most likely a regiment number worthy of further research. It’s cocking and firing action works perfectly. 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 held as part of a collection or display. Sn 16415:3
£3,750.00

RARE, C1830 British East India Company (EIC) Brunswick Enfield .704” Belted Ball Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Rifle Volunteer Regiment Marked ‘V TB 3 25’. Sn 16415:2 - 16415:2
The Brunswick rifle was a large calibre (.704) muzzle-loading percussion rifle manufactured for the British Army by Enfield in the early 19th century. The Brunswick rifle was one of several designs submitted to replace the Baker rifle. Unlike the Baker rifle, the Brunswick rifle used a special round ball with raised ribs that fit into two spiraling grooves in the barrel. The rifle was designed to accept a sword type bayonet which mounted by use of a bayonet bar, similar to the design of that used on the Baker rifle. This is an excellent, rare to find, military specification EIC Brunswick rifle. The action plate is stamped with the EIC rampant Lion mark. It has all original woodwork with correct brass butt plate, trigger guard, ram rod mounts, patch box with hinged lid & fore end cap together with original steel ramrod & bayonet bar. It has a blade fore sight. The shoulder stock has contemporary hand carved Roman numerals 'IIIV'. The barrel measures 31” in length (47” overall). The butt plate tang is Regiment marked ‘V’ (Volunteer) ‘TB 3 25’. The barrel’s rifled bore has staining and residue consistent with age and service use. The cocking and firing actions work perfectly. This is a rare, antique percussion rifle worthy of further research regarding the regiment mark 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 16415:2
£2,750.00

SCARCE, Crimean War Era, British Enfield Tower Lovell’s Pattern 1845 Extra Service .75 Calibre Percussion Musket With Lovell's Patent Catch & Socket Bayonet. Sn 16339 - 16339
A scarce .75” calibre Lovell’s Pattern 1845 extra service percussion musket. The action plate is struck with a Queen’s Crown (Victoria) & Tower. The Walnut stock has regulation pattern brass furniture including three rammer pipes. The musket’s 39” smooth bore barrel has staining & residue consistent with age & use. It has a fixed front sight and correct Lovell’s bayonet catch. It has its original steel ram rod. One of George Lovell’s series of percussion smooth bore muskets for the line infantry regiments of the 1840’s along with the Pattern 1839 and 42 the P45 saw wide service all over the world and was at the time one of the most advanced military small arms of the age. These P45 extra service muskets are simplified versions of the P39 using pins rather than keys to retain the barrel and omitting the fixed rear sight of Lovells other muskets. They were however a sturdy and by the standards of the day an accurate weapon, widely issued throughout the army. The musket is in good fully working condition with nice, original undamaged Walnut stock and even patina to the metal work. A rarely seen British issue musket that was the mainstay of the early Crimean war army. The musket is accompanied by a corresponding socket bayonet. It has a 17” triangular blade which has just light staining consistent with age and measures 20” overall. There are no date or manufacturer marks on the bayonet. The price for this scarce musket with bayonet includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16339
£895.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 07/10) RARE, American Civil War Sharps 1859 Patent, Sharps & Hankins Model 1862 Navy Model .52 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Breech Loading Carbine With Correct Rare To Find Leather Barrel Cover. Sn 16317 - 16317
Christian Sharps was in partnership with William Hankins from 1862 until 1866. Referred to as the Sharps & Hankins Model 1862 carbine, this weapon is an American Civil War .52 calibre, rim fire, breech loading firearm designed by Hartford, Connecticut native Christian Sharps. Presented is an excellent original specimen of the Sharps & Hankins Navy Model carbine (The only difference between the Navy Model to the Army version is that the Navy Model had a leather barrel cover secured by 2 screws at the breech end to protect against sea water). The carbines were produced by the Sharps and Hankins firm in Philadelphia, PA. They are chambered for the No. 56 Sharps & Hankins metallic cartridge. The weapon is 38 ¾” long overall. By operating the under lever, the barrel slides forward to accommodate the Sharps rim fire cartridge. The weapon has a 24” long, blued barrel. The barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling. The barrel at the breech has the correct screws either side to secure its original and rare to find leather barrel cover. The cover has a stitched seam which is intact and the leather has scuffs consistent with age but no tears. It has a block & blade foresight and graduated tangent type rear sight. The right side of the frame is stamped ‘Sharps & Hankins Philada’. The left side ‘Sharps Patent 1859’. The walnut shoulder stock is original and undamaged. The butt plate is brass and it has a single sling swivel. The action tang is numbered 5953 and the loading lever has matching number. The loading and firing actions work as they should. This Sharps & Hankins Model 1862 Navy carbine is a rare Civil War arm. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16317
£0.00
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