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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

RARE, American Civil War Era Austrian Model 1854 .54 Calibre Lorenz Rifled Musket (1861 Springfield) Converted To Breech Capping Loading Regiment Marked ’51.1/7’ & Leather Sling. Sn 16430a - 16430a
The Lorenz rifle was an Austrian rifle used in the mid 19th Century. It was used in several European wars, and also featured prominently in the U.S. Civil War. The Lorenz rifle was designed by Austrian Lieutenant Joseph Lorenz on similar design principles as the 1861 Springfield Armoury Rifled Musket. It was first approved for manufacture in 1854, and was Austria's first all-new infantry firearm in decades. The Lorenz rifle was the third most widely used rifle during the American Civil War. The Union recorded purchases of 226,924 and the Confederacy bought as many as 100,000. This original Lorenz rifle was converted in the period to breech capping loading. It has standard steel lock and furniture and undamaged walnut stock with figured check piece all in excellent condition. The metal work has even patina. The weapon has several small indistinct inspection marks and the steel butt plate tang is Regiment marked ’51.1/7’. It has sling swivels fitted with leather sling and original steel ram rod, It has a brass blade fore sight and flip up ladder rear sight. The bore of the musket’s 35” round steel barrel is clean and the rifling crisp. The rifle measures 53” overall length. The weapon’s loading, cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this rare 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 16430a
£1,695.00

American 1851 U.S. Army Springfield Model 1842 Musket Converted To .69 Calibre Muzzle Loading Smoothbore Musketoon For Ball & Buckshot. Sn 16430 - 16430
The US Model 1842 Musket was a .69 calibre musket manufactured and used in the United States during the 19th Century. It is a continuation of the Model 1816 line of muskets but is generally referred to as its own model number rather than just a variant of the Model 1816. The Model 1842 was the last U.S. smoothbore musket. The Model 1842 was the first primary U.S. muskets to be produced with a percussion lock. Our example is dated 1851 and was converted, in the period, to a musketoon (short barrelled musket) for ball and buckshot. It has all original American walnut furniture which has just bumps and bruises to be expected. The wood has contemporary hand etched letters which appear to be ‘AIP’ (illustrated). The metal work has even patina. The musketoon measures 41 ½” overall with a 26” round steel barrel. The barrel has inspection marks ‘V P’ (illustrated). Its smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age. The weapon is fitted with brass blade fore sight, has a heavy military hammer, steel butt plate stamped ‘US’ (Army), sling swivels, steel barrel bands, fore end block and original steel cleaning rod. The action plate is marked with the American Eagle and 'U.S’ together with ‘Springfield’ & ‘1851’. The cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16430
£1,200.00

Victorian Era 3rd Scinde Irregular Horse Enfield Pattern .700 Calibre Percussion Cavalry Carbine With captive Steel Ram Rod, Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 16416:17 - 16416:17
The Scinde Irregular Horse was raised at Hyderabad on 8 August 1838. It was named after the province of Sind now in Pakistan, where it was raised to protect the trade route from the Bolan Pass to Sukkur on the Indus River and fight against the marauding Baluchi warriors. It later expanded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Scinde Horse. These three regiments were absorbed into the regular forces after the Mutiny of 1857 and became the 35th Scinde Horse and the 36th Jacob's Horse. They saw active service in Northern and Central India, Persia, Afghanistan on the North West Frontier and, during World War I, where they served in France and Palestine. The two Regiments were amalgamated in 1922, as the present 14th Prince of Wales's Own Scinde Horse which served in World War II. This is an original Enfield Pattern private purchase cavalry carbine marked to the 3rd Scinde Irregular Horse. Its original wood full stock is undamaged with just bumps and bruises to be expected. The wood is impressed ‘1070’. The metal work has even patina. It has a heavy military percussion hammer and the action plate is marked ‘Scinde Irregular Horse’. Its 24" barrel (39 ½” overall) has a smooth bore which has staining & residue consistent with age. It is unsighted. It has an under barrel captive swivel steel ramrod. The carbine also has brass fore end block, trigger guard & butt plate. It is complete with sling swivels & saddle bar with ring. It cocks & dry fires. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion Carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16416:17
£975.00

C1830 English, Bradney Sheffield, 40 Bore Round Action Percussion Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel & Concealed Trigger. Sn 16494 - 16494
This is an excellent percussion pocket pistol by Bradney of Sheffield made C1830 (although we cannot find a reference to a Sheffield based gunsmith named Bradney, in 1822 a John Bradney of 4 Solly Street, Sheffield is recorded as a metal japanner in the ‘Transcript of the entry of professions and trades for Sheffield’ in Baines's Directory and Gazetteer Directory, this may be the same person who expanded his metal working business into gun making). The pistol is 6” overall with a 1 ½” screw off smoothbore barrel. The bore has staing and residue consistent with age & use (the removal of the turn off barrel requires use of a tool which we do not have). The left side of the round steel action is engraved 'Bradney' within foliate panel. The right ’Sheffield’ within foliate panel. It has a sliding safety, folding concealed trigger and Dolphin hammer. The action works perfectly. It has crisp proof /inspection marks on the underside of the frame & barrel. Its bag shaped walnut grip has fine chequering and is inlaid with a void silver roundel. The price for this pistol worthy of further research regarding the maker 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 16494
£575.00

C1830 English, Edward Bond London, 40 Bore Round Action Percussion Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Rifled Brass Barrel & Concealed Trigger. Sn 16495 - 16495
A large family of English Gunsmith’s named Bond had premises at various London addresses including at 108 Leadenhall Street, 45 Cornhill and at 'The Golden Blunderbuss' 59 Lombard Street, between 1762 & 1879. The Bond's made and supplied firearms to The British East India Company. A member of that family Edward Bond is recorded at 45 Cornhill 1826-1855 (see page 143 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This is an excellent percussion pocket pistol by Edward Bond made C1830. The pistol is 6” overall with a 1 ½” screw off brass barrel which has a clean bore with crisp deep cut rifling. The left side of the round steel action is engraved 'E. Bond' next to martial banners & arms. The right ’45 Cornhill London’ next to martial banners & arms. It has a sliding safety, folding concealed trigger and Dolphin hammer. The action works perfectly. It has crisp proof /inspection marks on the underside of the frame. Its walnut grip has fine chequering and is inlaid with a void silver escutcheon. The butt is flat with ornately decorated roundel. 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 16495
£795.00

SOLD SOLD (05/05) 1851 Patent Deane Adams & Deane London .400 Calibre Five Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver With Spurless Hammer & Octagonal Barrel. Sn 16466 - 16466
The famous English gunsmith's Deane Adams and Deane had premises at 30 King William Street, London Bridge, London. 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, Deane Adams & Deane 5 shot percussion revolver made under licence by the Liege gunmaker Auguste Francotte. The weapon's double action firing mechanism works as it should. It has a 6” octagonal barrel (12” overall). The pistol’s bore is clean with crisp well defined rifling. The barrel has a small blade fore sight & notched plate rear sight. The top of the frame and barrel is crisply marked 'Manfd By A. Francotte Licensed By Deane Adams & Deane London'. It has foliate engraving to the frame & trigger guard. The frame is engraved ‘Adams Patent No.12160’ together with Francotte’s ‘Crown AF’ mark. It's finely chequered walnut grip is in great undamaged condition and it has a steel butt plate with trap. The pistol's metal work is undamaged. The price 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 16466
£0.00

RARE & UNUSUAL C1750 French Form I. Tarlys Breech Loading Flintlock Pistol With .450 Calibre Turn Off Rifled Cannon Barrel, Retaining Bar Link & Fluted Cudgel Butt. Sn 16437 - 16437
This is an excellent, rare & unusual flintlock pistol in C1750 French form. It is 15” overall length with 5 ¾”, .450 calibre screw off cannon barrel. The barrel’s bore is clean and has deep cut, crisp rifling. The barrel is retained to the frame by and unusual hinged bar link to allow the pistol to be loaded at the breech. The top of the breech is marked with an ‘I.T’ (I.Tarlys) inspection mark below a small Fleur de lis mark. The action is signed by the maker ‘I. Tarlys’. The pistol has a Swan neck hammer fitted with flint. The pistol’s cocking and firing mechanism works as it should with a crisp action. It’s original walnut stock is excellent & undamaged. The stock has a heavy fluted steel cudgel butt and the metal work of the pistol has tooled foliate decoration together with a Serpent or Dragon form side plate. The price for this pistol worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As 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 16437
£2,750.00

East India Company Type F .75” Musket Bore Percussion Musket. Sn. 16416:16 - 16416:16
This is an East India Company type F percussion musket. The gun measures 54 ¾ inches in length. The 39 inch round smooth steel barrel which has staining and residue consistent with age and use. It is also fitted with a pattern F bayonet catch. The barrel has British black powder proof marks and has a block foresight and a v back sight. The original percussion lock plate is crisply marked with the EIC rampant lion and cocks correctly. The gun has its original walnut stock which has the knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The round steel ramrod has a round rammer head with a short section under it being square. The gun has brass furniture including butt plate, trigger guard, fore end and ram rod mounts. The gun retains its original iron sling swivels and barrel is attached to the stock with 3 steel wedges. The metal work has even patina throughout. The gun has Nepalese markings on the top of the butt plate. 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 16416:16
£1,750.00

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
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