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SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 11/08) Pair Of C1840 English Thomas Smith London 50 Bore Percussion Pocket Pistols With Turn Off Barrels. Sn 19780 - 19780
Thomas Smith was a London based Gunmaker with premises at 10 Rray Street Clerkenwell & 15 Great Portland Street 1829-1830. He then went into partnership with Robert Alden operating as Smith & Alden 1826-1835. Smith is then recorded as working alone again at 55 Parliament Street 1836-41, 3 Bridge Street Westminster 1842-43, 288 High Holborn 1845-47 & 13 Little Compton Street 1849-1860 (see page 204 of British Gumakers Vol.1 by Brown). This a nice pair of percussion pocket pistols made C1840 by Thomas Smith. They are each 6 ½”overall with 2” screw off barrels. The barrel’s smooth bores have staining & residue consistent with age and use. The underside of their barrel sections on the actions have black powder proofs. Their actions are decorated on both sides with foliate panels. One action is signed ‘T.Smith’, on the other only ‘Smith’ is visible. The reverse of each action are marked ‘London’. They have their original bag shaped walnut grips in excellent condition. The back of each grip are inlaid with void German Silver escutcheons. The trigger guards are decorated with a stylised star motif. The weapons cock and dry fire crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB As antique percussion pistols no licence is required to own them in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 19780
£0.00

Imperial German 11mm Mauser M1871/84, 8 Shot Tube Magazine Rifle. Sn - 19819
This is an Imperial German 11mm Mauser Model 1871/84 rifle. The rifle was developed from the single shot model 1871 rifle which was improved and modified into a repeating rifle with a the insertion of a tubular magazine enclosed within the fore end to hold 8 rounds of ammunition that was similar to the Swiss Vettrli rifles of the period. This gun was the first magazine fed gun in the German army. The design of the rifle, introduced into service in 1884 was quickly superseded by the invention of smokeless powder as a propellant which was vastly superior to the older black powders used on the Mauser M1871/84 and similar rifles. The Mauser Gewehr 1888 quickly superseded the M1871/84 in the German army and gun was regulated to secondary use including use in the First World War. This rifle was made at the Imperial Amberg armoury which is stamped on the barrel together with various proof marks and the serial number 15876 which is repeated on the receiver. The side of the receiver is stamped I.G.Mod 71/84 on one side and 1887 (manufacturing date) on the other side. The barrel’s rifling has staining & residue consistent with age & use. The gun has a full length tube magazine, steel butt plate, blade foresight & adjustable rear sight. The weapon’s cocking & firing mechanism work correctly. The rifle has the usual bumps and bruises with service use. NB. As an obsolete calibre weapon, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 19819
£975.00

SOLD SOLD 30/07) Mid 1800's Smith & Wesson Transitional Model 1 ½ 'Tip Up' Barrel .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 5 Shot Revolver. Sn 19815 - 19815
The American Civil War created a large demand for handguns of all shapes and sizes. S&W had been successfully producing their Model 1 Pocket Revolvers and Their Model 2 belt revolver. There was however a demand for a pocket revolver in a larger calibre than their Model 1 .22 Calibre pistol. To cater for the demand S&W introduced their Model 1 ½. This pistol referred to as the 'Transitional Model ½’ was made using some parts taken from the production line of their Model 1 and Model 2 revolvers. This is a good original example of the Smith & Wesson Transitional Model 1 ½ 'Tip Up' Barrel 5 shot Revolver in .32 Rim Fire Calibre. It has a brass blade fore sight & 'v' notch plate rear sight. The metal work has even aged patina and its original dark wood grip has just bumps and bruises to be expected. The butt is numbered 58671. It has a sheathed trigger and the top of its 3 ½” barrel with top rib is marked with S&W name & Patent detail (illustrated). The rifled bore is clean. The pistol measures 7 ¾” overall and its single action firing mechanism works crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 19815
£0.00

Turkish, WW1, Gallipoli Battlefield Bring Back Turkish M.87 Mauser (9.5 x 60R) Rifle. British Officers Bring Back Rifle With Provenance, & An ex Display Weapon At Sandhurst, Sn - 19820
This is an original Turkish Model 78 Mauser (9.5 x 60R) Rifle that was retrieved from the battlefield at Gallipoli in WW1 by a British officer and brought back to England. The rifle has been on display at Sandhurst ever since and has only recently been sold off as no longer being required. The Model 87 Mauser is a bolt action rifle with an 8 round tubular magazine underneath the barrel for the 9.5 x 60R blackpowder round which was the last of the Mauser blackpowder military rounds and probably one of the best military blackpowder rounds made. The rifle became obsolete with the advent or the smokeless powder 8mm Mauser rifle of 1888. This rifle has a mint bore with a standard 30 inch barrel. The gun has various Turkish Army and ordnance marks to the breach and barrel. The rifle has much old solidified preservative to the breach and bolt. The rifle is complete with both sling swivels and the action works as it should. The stock has bumps and bruises from its previous military use. NB As an obsolete calibre antique firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. The price for this rare and historic Gallipoli rifle includes UK delivery. Sn 19820
£2,200.00

C1860's American Merwin & Bray Firearms Co New York 5 Shot Brass Framed .30 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Single Action Revolver Converted From Cup Primed Teat Fire With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 19816 - 19816
An original cup primed Teat fire revolver by Merwin & Bray Firearms Co New York period converted to rim fire . It has a 3 ½” octagonal barrel with top rib which is marked “Merwin & Bray Firearms Co NY”. “Merwin & Bray New York” is repeated on another barrel flat. It has an undamaged brass frame stamped “1427” which is repeated on the underside of the barrel. The barrel’s bore has just light staining and crisp rifling. The front sight is a half round German silver blade. It has a grooved frame rear sight. Originally as a teat fire revolver it would have had a captive ejector rod mounted on the side of the frame to eject the front loaded teat fire cartridges, the ejector rod has been removed as part of the conversion to rim fire and the cylinder which would have been sealed at the breech end, replaced with open cylinders for rim fire cartridges. The grips are smooth varnished rosewood which have just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The barrel, removable cylinder and hammer retain some of their original blue finish. The pistol is single action only. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 19816
£695.00

Display Only .577 Snider Calibre 3 Band Rifle Retailed By Thomas Turner, Birmingham. - A 1104
This is a quality private purchase .577 Calibre Snider, 3 Band Rifle. The gun has its original Walnut woodwork throughout and has a nicely stamped Thomas Turner, Birmingham roundel stamped into the butt. The gun has a case hardened lock nicely engraved by the retailer ' Thomas Turner Fisher Street Birmingham'. The breech is marked with proof / inspection marks for 25 bore which represents the calibre .577 inch. The gun has a brass butt plate, trigger guard & fore end block. The rifle is fitted with its original nipple protector and chain. The barrel is retained by the correct pattern Baddley bands and has fitted a mark 3 type safety breach with a side spring loaded catch. 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. Although the gun has 3 groove rifling, there is a long slot beneath the woodwork where the gun was previously deactivated prior to it becoming an obsolete calibre. The guns cocking and firing action works perfectly. The gun 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. The gun has been previously deactivated by slotting the underneath of the barrel before becoming an obsolete calibre weapon and none of this is externally visible when displaying the gun. A 1104
£695.00

C1880 Cased, English Thomas Bissell Birmingham Nickel Plated & Blued .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Pocket Revolver With Octagonal Barrel & Accessories. Sn 19817 - 19817
Thomas Bissell was an English Birmingham based gunmaker recorded at 23 ½ Staniforth Street, in 1879, he was co-patentee of the Rigby Bissell bite action mechanism (see page 172 of British Gunmakers Vol.2 by Brown). This is very good nickel plated & blued .32 Rim Fire 5 shot revolver made by Thomas Blissell. The pistol has a 3 ½” octagonal barrel. The barrel, action, grip frame and butt have foliate engraved decoration and are nickel plated. The sheathed trigger, removable barrel spigot, spigot catch and side gate are blued. The barrel’s bore has just light staining consistent with age & crisp rifling. The pistol has a blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The barrel is signed ‘T. Blissett’ alongside number '410’. The barrel also has black powder proofs. The pistol's single action firing mechanism works crisply. The chequered walnut grip is excellent and undamaged. The pistol is contained in its fitted Walnut case lined with blue felt. The case has compartments to fit the pistol and accessories. The case has a hinged lid with inlaid void brass roundel and lock (key absent). The case also contains a steel cleaning rod with brass ball finial and a white metal oil container with screw top lid and integral applicator tool. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 19817
£1,425.00

**SOLD 27/7**WALL HANGER**C1800 American Frontier Kentucky / Plainsman’s .500 Calibre Black Powder Muzzle Loading Percussion Long Gun Nipple & Drum Converted From Flintlock By Richard Ashmore (Staffordshire) C1840 With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 19765:8 - 19765:8
This is an original muzzle loading Kentucky / Plainsman’s percussion rifle Nipple & Drum Converted From Flintlock. This example has an American Maple full stock with figured cheek piece which has the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The gun has plain steel fittings. The trigger guard is loose & absent some screws. Its action plate is signed ‘R. Ashmore’ above what appears to be ‘Warranted’ (most likely Richard Ashmore. Howard Blackmore lists Richard Ashmore as "Gunlock maker, Wednesbury, Staffordshire, 1827-55). The rifle measures 58” overall with a 42 ½” heavy octagonal steel barrel. The bore has heavy staining and residue (cannot see any rifling). The rifle has a ‘v’ notch block rear sight, flat brass blade fore sight and wood ram rod. The gun cocks and dry fires but in its present condition is suitable for display only. The price for this display or restoration project includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading long gun, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 19765:8
£0.00

Early, Quality, c.1800's English Robert Wogdon of London 20 Bore Single Barrel Muzzle Loading Percussion (Converted From Flintlock) Sporting Shotgun. Sn - 19662
Robert Wogdon made many and varied firearms – pocket and livery pistols, double-barrelled pistols, sporting guns and rifles, carbines and blunderbusses – but he was most renowned for his duelling pistols. Robert Wogdon of Wogdon & Barton and John Barton, London Gunmakers worked from 1764 to 1819. This is a quality silver mounted 20 bore percussion shotgun which was converted to percussion sometime in the mid1800s with a 38 inch barrel and an overall length of 54 inches. The wooden stock has a large engraved silver butt plate, ornate silver hallmarked trigger guard, ramrod ferrule and barrel retaining wedge and ring. The sockplate screws are inlaid with silver wire work. The stock has a chequered wrist and has an old contemporary and stable repair to it. The bore has staining to it with use. The gun has a wood ram rod with brass end cap. The gun’s cocking and firing action works crisply. The price for this shotgun worthy of further research regarding the maker includes UK delivery. NB As an muzzle loading antique shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 19662
£745.00

Boer War Era, South African Republic (ZAR) Martini Henry 577x 450 Obsolete Calibre Military Rifle. Sn - 19778
Prior to the Boer War, British gun makers including Westley Richards & Co, sold private contract shipments of their Martini Action 577 x 450 Calibre Rifles to the Boer, South African Republic (ZAR or Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek). The stopping Power of the large Martini 577x 450 round, simplicity of the Martini Action were favoured by the Dutch farmers. During the Boer War the weapons were used by South African Republic (ZAR) and Orange free State (OVS) forces against the British Army in most of the Major Battles. This Martini Henry carries no other identification marks except for British proof marks to the barrel and breach. The gun has all original metalwork and wood furniture which has even patina throughout. The wood has the usual knocks bumps and bruises to be expected of a weapon from this era. The gun is complete with block and blade fore sight, flip up 1,400 yard ladder rear sight, sling swivels & bayonet lug. The left hand side of the frame has been stamped in large letters ZAR over the number 5066. The right hand side of the breach and barrel have British proof marks. The trigger guards sling swivel is not the normal screw fixing type but a one piece clip in one. It retains its cleaning rod.. The rifles loading and firing actions work crisply. The price for this rare historic Boer War era piece includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 19778
£1,495.00
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