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CASED, C1840 English, John Manton London Gunmakers To The Royal Family, .36 Calibre Bar Hammer, 6 Shot Pepper Box Revolver & Accessories. Sn 17427:2 - 17427:2
The famous English gunsmiths John Manton (1752-1834) & Son, George Henry (1789-1854) worked at 6 Dover Street Piccadilly London. They were gunmakers to the British Royal family. This is an excellent cased, bar hammer pepperbox by J. Manton of London. The action works correctly. The pistol has a cluster of 6 x 3 ¼” barrels and measures 8” overall. The barrels are stamped with Victorian black powder proofs & numbered 1-6 .The rifled bores are clean with crisp rifling. The action, hammer, trigger guard and grip frame back have tooled foliate engraving. The grip strap back is signed by the maker ‘J. Manton London’ within banner. The pistol has its original undamaged Walnut grip with chequered panels. The pistol is contained in its original wood case with hinged lid. The top of the lid is inlaid with a void brass shield. The inside of case has been re-lined at some point in its life. The inside of the lid has a John Manton & Sons trade label with Dover street Address and Royal appointment. The case has a brass lock with key. The case has compartments which contain accessories including an empty percussion cap tin, a steel bullet mould, a copper and brass black powder flask, a small metal container with screw top lid, a horn sheathed wood ram rod, 2 wood handled tools and a small quantity of pre moulded lead balls. The price for this excellent cased pistol by a famous gunsmith 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 17427:2
£1,295.00

American Hopkins & Allen Manufacturing Company 1879 Patent ‘Dictator’ Factory Nickel Plated .32 Rim Fire 5 Shot Single Action Pocket Revolver. Sn 17427:1 - 17427:1
Hopkins and Allen were a Norwich Connecticut based American arms manufacturing company. Known as the ‘Dictator’ Model, this revolver is one of many revolvers based on S&W and Colt Patents produced in the 1860’s through to the late 1870s with dynamic or quirky names to attract sales. This is an original example of the ‘Dictator’. It retains its original nickel finish which has minor blemishes to be expected with age. It has a 3” round steel barrel (7 ¼” overall). The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. The top of the frame is crisply marked 'Hopkins & Allen Mfg Co DICTATOR Pat May 27 79 (1879)'. The underside of the barrel is stamped with a faint number that appears to be ‘8124’.It has a shrouded trigger, blade fore sight and undamaged polished horn grips. The barrel can be removed for speed loading. The single action only firing action works correctly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 17427:1
£575.00

EXPERTLY REFURBISHED C1800 British Army In India Enfield Tower .750 Calibre Flintlock Musket. A 1043 - A 1043
This is an original flintlock musket made C1800 expertly refurbished to a high standard at some point in its life. It has a 33 ½” barrel. The smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. It has a brass butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang & fore end block. The musket has a block foresight and heavy military hammer fitted with flint. The lock plate is marked ‘Tower’ (Enfield) and has the Georgian Crown mark above later hand inscribed ‘GR’ (George Rex). It's all original wood stock has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The wood is numbered '371'. The musket is complete with steel ram rod and is fitted with sling swivels. The cocking and firing mechanisms of the weapon works as they should. The price 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 collection or display. A 1043
£975.00

1896 Winchester Model 1894 .32-40 Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre Lever Action Rifle With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 17424 - 17424
This is a very good Winchester Model 1894 lever action Rifle in obsolete calibre .32-40. It has all original undamaged woodwork and its firing mechanism works as it should. Its 26” octagonal barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling and is stamped on one of the barrel flats '32-40' (calibre) and the stock strap 'Model 1894’ with Winchester name & 1894 patent detail (illustrated). The top of the barrel is stamped ‘ Manufactured By The Winchester Repeating Arms Co’ together with the company address (illustrated). The underside of the frame is stamped with number '52109' which dates its manufacture to 1896. It has a full length tube magazine, steel butt plate, blade foresight & adjustable rear sight. At some point in its life a single sling swivel has been welded to the steel fore end block. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17424
£1,875.00

RARE, 1861 British Army In India WD 4th Pattern Brunswick Enfield Tower .704 Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Rifle Converted to .750 Musket Calibre With Sling & Dossier Of Information Regarding the Development Of The Baker Rifle. A 1042 - A 1042
The Brunswick rifle was a large calibre muzzle-loading weapon 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. The bayonet bar was relocated further back due to problems that had been experienced with the Baker rifle. The Brunswick rifle used a block front sight and a two position folding leaf rear sight which could be set for either 200 or 300 yards. This is a rare to find 4th Pattern Brunswick rifle. It is stamped on the lock by the maker ‘Tower’ (Enfield) together with 1861 date and ‘I with WD arrow’ India arsenal mark. It also has the Crown VR mark (Victoria Regina). It has all original woodwork with correct brass butt plate, trigger guard, fore end block, ram rod mounts, patch box with hinged lid, original steel ramrod, bayonet bar & sling swivels fitted with Buff leather sling. It has the correct fore and rear sights. The barrel has British proof / inspection marks and Inia Arsenal ‘I with WD arrow’ mark. The barrel measures 30” in length. The barrel’s 704 calibre bore has been enlarged at some point in its life to .750 Musket Calibre. The bore has heavy staining and residue consistent with age & use. The cocking and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery and an illustrated dossier of information on the development of the Brunswick rifle compiled by a previous owner titled ‘Brunswick Rifle & British Army In India’. NB This is an antique muzzle loading percussion rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. A 1042
£1,295.00

ALL MATCHING REGIMENT, American Civil War Era U.S. Army 7th Infantry Regiment (The Cottonbalers) French Model 1828 Charleville .700 Calibre Percussion Rifled Musket (Converted From Flintlock), Steel Ram Rod, Muzzle Plug, Sling, Socket Bayonet & Scabbard. - A 1041
In October 1862, the 7th Regiment nicknamed the ‘Cottonbalers’ (from the regiments use of cotton bales as defensive works during the battle of New Orleans 1815) joined the Army of the Potomac at the outset of the Fredericksburg campaign. The 7th U.S. Infantry was assigned 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division (Brig. Gen. George Sykes) of the 5th Corps. When the Army of the Potomac engaged the Army of Northern Virginia in December at Fredericksburg, the 7th U.S. distinguished itself with its defense of the advanced position on the southern side of Fredericksburg, holding a position on the eastern side of Hanover Street. While there, the unit took heavy fire and suffered the heaviest losses of any regiment in their brigade prior to orders to withdraw from the city. In May 1863, the 7th Infantry Regiment fought in the Battle of Chancellorsville, where the 5th Corps deployed in line on the northside of the Orange Turnpike, taking the crest of the hill (land today owned and preserved by the Civil War Trust) and holding it despite great enemy resistance. With General Robert E. Lee’s invasion of the North in June 1863, the 7th was with the Army of the Potomac when it went in pursuit. Arriving at Gettysburg on July 2, the division first formed on the north slope of Little Round Top. With the brigade, the regiment advanced across Plum Run toward the Wheatfield. The 7th received orders to wheel left and advance into the woodline to relieve hard pressed Union defenders. But, as the situation deteriorated, the brigade received orders to withdraw. During that movement, the Cottonbalers came under fire from three directions. Though they managed to reach safety on Little Round Top, the 7th lost slightly over 50 percent of its combat strength. During the Spanish-American War, the 7th Infantry Regiment served in Cuba, fighting at El Caney and San Juan Hill, then being deployed to help put down the Philippine Insurrection at Samar and Luzon. Many French firearms were used by Union and Confederate forces during the American civil war. This is an original U.S. Army French Model 1828 Charleville percussion rifled musket converted from flintlock to the Cottonbalers. It has a standard steel lock and furniture and original walnut stock which has just the knocks, bumps and bruises consistent with age and service use. The metal work has even patina. The lock plate is marked ‘U.S. (Army) 7. The markings are repeated on the butt plate tang. The barrel has proof / inspection marks together with what appears to be faint matching ‘US 7’ (7th Infantry Regiment) mark. It has a fixed fore sight and rear sight. The bore of the rifle’s 40 ½” round steel barrel is clean with well defined rifling. The rifle measures 55 ½” overall length. The rifle has its original steel ram rod which has matching number ‘7’ and sling swivels fitted with buff leather sling. The weapon’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The rifle has a removable muzzle plug & comes with its original steel socket bayonet. The 17 ¾” ‘T’ form blade of the bayonet is straight and undamaged. The blade is stamped with matching US Army mark ‘US 7‘. The socket is undamaged and has the correct steel locking ring and is numbered ‘Jp4790’. The bayonet fits the rifle correctly. The bayonet has an original scabbard. The scabbards metal mounts are tarnished but are secure and all leather is intact. 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. A 1041
£1,875.00

C1840 English, Charles Lancaster London, 54 Bore Round Action Percussion Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel & Concealed Trigger. Sn 17336 - 17336
The famous English gunsmith & inventor Charles Lancaster and his family of Gunsmiths owned several premises in London in the mid 19th & early 20th century (see page 177 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). Charles Lancaster invented the Oval ‘smooth’ rifling system in 1850. His rifling reduced the problems with fouling, common with black powder rifles and increased accuracy. This is an excellent percussion pocket pistol by Charles Lancaster made C1840. The pistol is 5 ¾” overall with a 1 ½” screw off barrel which has smooth bore. The bore has just light staining consistent with age and use. The left side of the round steel action is signed ‘C. Lancaster’ within banner and foliate tooled decoration. The right ’London’ within banner and foliate tooled decoration. It has a sliding safety bolt, folding concealed trigger and Dolphin hammer. The action works as it should. It has crisp proof /inspection marks on the underside of the action. Its bag shaped walnut grip has fine chequering and is inlaid with a void silver escutcheon. 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. Sn 17336
£575.00

SCARCE, MINT BORE, All MATCHING NUMBERS, 1877 Swedish Remington Rolling Block 12.7x48R Obsolete Calibre Cavalry Saddle Carbine With Full Stock & Saddle Bar. Sn 17308 - 17308
The Remington Rolling Block rifles and carbines were breech-loading weapons produced from the mid-1860s into the early 20th century by E. Remington and Sons (later Remington Arms Company). The weapons were made in America and under licence in Europe. The action of these weapons were extremely strong, and could easily withstand the increased pressure of the new smokeless powders coming into use by the late 1880s. This is an excellent original Swedish Remington rolling block carbine. The metal has very small ‘JP’,‘WN’, ‘ES’ & ‘TN’ stamps most likely factory inspectors marks and Swedish crown inspection marks. The right side of the frame is dated '1877', the left side, butt plate tang, barrel and forward barrel block have matching numbers ‘2361'. It has an 18” barrel which has a clean bore with crisp rifling (34” overall), an external hammer, steel butt plate, winged blade fore sight and graduated ladder rear sight. The metal is undamaged and has even patina throughout. The wood full stock is all original and has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. It is fitted with a steel saddle bar. The loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this scarce carbine includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this rifle in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17308
£895.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 22/05) 1873 Remington USA Swedish Contract Rolling Block 11mm Military Rifle Regiment Marked ’24.RB’. Sn 17396 - 17396
A Swedish Remington 'Rolling Block' 11mm military rifle. The Remington Rolling Block rifle was a breech-loading rifle produced from the mid-1860s into the early 20th century by E. Remington and Sons (later Remington Arms Company). The action was extremely strong, and could easily withstand the increased pressure of the new smokeless powders coming into use by the late 1880s. This type of rifle was used in the Franco/Prussian War, Egyptian War 1882 and The Sudanese War 1884-85. This excellent original Remington Model rolling block rifle has a 11mm Bore. It has a 36" barrel (53 ½” overall) and has an external hammer, bayonet bar, block and blade fore sight and ladder rear sight. The woodwork and metal work are both undamaged and have a nice patina throughout. The woodwork has only the minor bumps and bruises from normal use which is to be expected of a weapon of this age. The wood is regiment marked ‘’24.RB’ over ‘No.2226’. The barrel has inspection marks. The action is numbered 3133 and ‘H’ above ‘1873’ date. It is complete with two sling swivels and steel cleaning rod. It's loading and firing action works correctly. The price includes UK delivery. 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 17396
£0.00

RARE, American Civil War Era Spencer Repeating Rifle Company 1860 Patent, .52 Obsolete Calibre Repeating Rifle With 7 Shot Tubular Magazine. Sn 17354 - 17354
The Spencer .52 calibre repeating rifle was designed by Christopher Spencer in 1860. It was a manually operated lever-action, repeating rifle fed from a tube magazine. It was adopted by the Union Army during the American Civil War. The Spencer had an innovative tubular magazine fed into the butt via a trap with steel latch. This is a rare, original example of Spencer’s 1860 patent in excellent condition. The metal work has original finish & even patina and its original wood stock has just light bumps and bruises to be expected. The 28 ¼” barrel’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. The action tang is numbered '28758'. The rifle measures 47” overall length. It is fitted with a flip up rear sight and block with blade fore sight. It is also fitted with rear sling swivel and forward sling ring lug, correct steel butt plate & tubular magazine with latch plate. The top of the breech is stamped ‘Spencer Repeating Rifle Co Boston Mass Pat’d March 6 1860’. The loading and firing actions work as they should. The price for this collectable, rare, historic rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 17354
£2,750.00
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