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C1830 English Greener Trade 15 Bore Percussion Holster Pistol With Unusual Central Mounted Percussion Nipple, Heavy French Form Military Hammer & Ram Rod. Sn 15032 - 15032
The famous William Greener English sporting shotgun and rifle manufacturer was apprenticed under Joseph Manton and established his own business in the early 1800’s. The company is still in business, with a fifth generation Greener serving on its board of directors. Greener gained Royal appointments with the British Monarchy. This is a very good Greener trade percussion holster Pistol. It is 14 ½” overall with a 9" round steel barrel. The barrel’s smoothbore is clean. The underside of the barrel is marked ‘Holborne I.W’. The barrel has English black powder proofs and a small ‘R’ inspection mark. It has a plain lock plate with Greener’s Elephant & Castle trade mark and ‘Full Proof’ mark. It has a heavy French form military hammer and unusual centre mounted nipple. It has a walnut full stock which has just the light knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age. It has a brass trigger guard with extended tang and ram rod mount. The pistol has its wood ramrod with brass end cap. Its action works as it should. 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 15032.
£595.00

SOLD SOLD (05/06) RARE, C1870 Victorian Liege Poachers' 16 Bore Under Lever Break Action 4 Part ‘Take Down’ Pin Fire Single Barrel Shotgun. Sn 15053 - 15053
Victorian Poachers faced heavy penalties if caught in the act of taking game illegally and went to great lengths to conceal their activity. This is an original Liege, Belgian made ‘take down’ pin fire shotgun made in the Victorian era, C1870 & no doubt a useful poacher’s weapon. The weapon is break action operated by an under lever mechanism. The 29” round steel barrel steps to octagonal towards the breech and at a length of 19 ¼” from the muzzle unscrews. The remainder of the barrel is removed from the action by means of a separate small steel lever on the underside of the action. The barrel’s bore is clean. The action has a Dolphin hammer and plain steel action plate. The inside of the action has an ‘ELG’ Liege proof mark and other small inspection marks. It has an undamaged Walnut shoulder stock with steel butt plate. The shoulder stock is removed from the stock wrist and action by means of a twist of lug mounted on a steel plate on the shoulder stock that fits snugly into a recess with steel plate on the wrist. Assembled the shotgun measures 45” overall length. The cocking and firing actions work as they should. The price for this rare antique ‘take down’ poacher’s shotgun includes UK delivery. NB As an antique pin fire weapon, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15053
£0.00

Victorian C1860 English, John Venables, Oxford 28 Bore Muzzle Loading Percussion Sporting / Hunting Rifle With Octagonal Brown Wash Barrel & Ram Rod. Sn 15054 - 15054
This an excellent percussion sporting / hunting rifle by John Venables who was a quality English Gun maker recorded as having premises in Oxon, Oxford between 1846 & 1863, he is then recorded in the same location operating as Venables & Son in 1868 (see page 105 of English Gunmakers By Bailey & Nie). It has a beautiful Walnut full stock with chequered wrist and German Silver stock mounts. It also has a void German silver escutcheon inlaid. The stock also has a polished horn fore end block. Its 29 ¼” octagonal brown wash steel barrel is signed ‘Venables Oxford’. The bore has light staining consistent with age and crisp rifling. The rifle measures 46” overall. The action has foliate scrollwork decoration and is crisply signed ‘Venables’. The rifle has its original wood ram rod with brass end cap and brass worm, heavy Dolphin hammer, sling swivel lugs, blade fore sight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. It has a steel butt plate with extended tang and trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial. The weapon’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this excellent Victorian rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15054
£1,250.00

1846-1863 English John Venables Oxford 40 Bore Percussion Pistol With Folding Trigger, German Silver Frame & Blued Octagonal Turn Off Barrel. Sn 13834 - 13834
This an excellent percussion pocket pistol made By John Venables who was a quality English Gun maker recorded as having premises in Oxon, Oxford between 1846 & 1863, he is then recorded in the same location operating as Venables & Son in 1868 (see page 105 of English Gunmakers By Bailey & Nie). The pistol is 7 ½” overall with a 3” screw off blued octagonal barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age and use. The barrel has a small bead fore sight and the action a ‘v’ notch rear sight. The German silver frame and one barrel flat have crisp proof marks. The top barrel flat is crisply signed by the maker ‘Venables Oxford’. Its action is decorated with foliate engraving. It has its original blued Dolphin hammer, folding trigger & undamaged finely chequered walnut grip. The grip is inlaid with a void rectangular German silver escutcheon. The weapon cocks and dry fires as it should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a private collection or display. Sn 13834
£675.00

MATCH GRADE Victorian C1860 Isaac Hollis & Sons Birmingham & London .50 Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Target Rifle With Turner’s Patent Rifling & Ram Rod. Sn 15034 - 15034
Isaac Hollis & Sons were quality English, Birmingham & London based Gunmakers recorded in 1861 as having premises at Weaman Row & 49 Whittall Street (previously Hollis & Sheath 1849-1861). Between 1870 & 1911 Hollis & Sons are also recorded as having ‘London Offices’ (see page 251 of British Gunmakers Vol.2 by Brown). This is a fine match grade target rifle by Isaac Hollis & Sons. It has a beautiful Walnut full stock with chequered wrist and fore end. The stock is fitted with steel patch box with hinged lid. The lid is decorated with engraved scrollwork. The stock has an inlaid silver oval disc with indistinct monogram which appears to be 'I.J.B. Lues'. The stock also has a steel fore end block. Its 33” steel barrel is .50 calibre. The bore is clean with crisp Turner’s patent rifling. The rifle measures 49 ½” overall. The action has foliate scrollwork decoration and is crisply marked ‘ I.Hollis & Sons’. The barrel has faint proof marks with number ‘52’ and is marked ‘Turner’s Patent Rifling’. The rifle has its original steel ram rod, heavy Dolphin hammer, forward sling swivel and rear sling swivel lug, blade fore sight and flip up ladder rear sight. It has a steel butt plate with extended tang and trigger guard with extended tang which has foliate engraved decoration. The weapon’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this quality Victorian rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15034
£1,750.00

QUALITY, English, Mid 1800's, Thomas Conway Manchester, 40 Bore, Percussion Traveling Pistol With Octagonal Barrel & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 15002 - 15002
Thomas Conway was an English Gunsmith with premises in Manchester at 179 Chapel Street, 3 Market Street & 43 Blackfriars Street, Deansgate between 1803-1852. This is an excellent original percussion traveling pistol by Conway Manchester. Its octagonal steel barrel is 5" length (9 ¾” overall). The barrel has a silver band inlaid at the breech end and small post fore sight. It has a ‘v’ notch rear sight on the action tang. The smooth bore of the barrel has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The pistol has its original captive steel ram rod. Its action plate, trigger guard and Dolphin hammer are nicely engraved with a foliate design. The action plate is signed by the manufacturer 'Conway Manchester'. The pistol has its original undamaged walnut full stock with chequered grip, German silver stock mounts and Inlaid void German Silver escutcheon. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly. The price for this desirable pistol includes UK delivery. NB as an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15002
£895.00

RESERVED RESERVED C1850 English William Probin 16 Bore Percussion Holster Pistol For Cavalry Officers With Octagonal Barrel, Safety Catch Slide & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 15055 - 15055
William Probin was a Birmingham based gunsmith recorded as having premises at 11 and 35 Loveday Street between 1821 & 1860 then for 1 year only at 87 Tower Street in 1861 (see page 312 of British Gunmakers Vol.2 by Brown). This English percussion pistol made by William Probin C1850 is in very good condition. It measures 12 ¾” overall and has a browned 7 ½” octagonal steel barrel. The smooth bore is clean. The barrel has small brass post fore sight and ‘v’ notch rear sight. It has a Dolphin hammer, steel trigger guard with extended tang, steel ram rod mount and sliding safety catch feature. The pistol has its original captive steel ram rod favoured by Cavalry Officers. The action and hammer have foliate engraved decoration. The action plate is signed by the maker ‘W. Probin’. The dark walnut full stock is all original and has just the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The stock has a chequered pistol grip, German Silver mounts and an inlaid German silver escutcheon at the wrist. Its action works as it should. 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 15055
£845.00

QUALITY C1840 English R.S. Clarke 16 Bore Percussion Traveling Pistol With Octagonal Damascus Barrel, German Silver Mounts & Ram Rod. Sn 15033 - 15033
This is a quality made percussion pistol made C1840. It is 9 ½” overall with a 5” octagonal Damascus steel barrel. The barrel is fitted with German silver blade fore sight and grooved action rear sight. The barrel’s smoothbore is clean. The barrel has double inlaid silver lines and the action a silver roundel insert. It’s action plate, Dolphin hammer and trigger guard with extended tang have crisp foliate engraved decoration. The action plate is signed by the maker in stylised script ‘R.S. Clark’. Its original walnut stock has a chequered panel pistol grip. The wood has just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The stock has German silver fittings (a small piece of one German silver stock mount on the right side of the pistol is absent as can be seen in the images). The pistol has its original wood ram rod with horn end cap. Its action works as it should. The price for this pistol worthy of further research re 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 15033
£975.00

1869 - 1873, American Wild West Era Brass Framed ‘Southerner’ Derringer By Brown Manufacturing Co In .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 15048 - 15048
The American, Brown Manufacturing Company began production of their 'Southerner' .41 rim fire Calibre, single shot, derringer on Feb 2nd 1869 and continued production until July 23rd 1873 when the Company ceased trading. This is a good example with brass frame & original American Rose wood grips which have just the knocks bumps and bruises consistent with age. It has a 2 ¼” octagonal steel barrel & measures 4 ½” overall. The barrel’s rifled bore has just light staining consistent with age and use. Loading is achieved by pivoting the barrel by depression of a steel button on the underside of the frame when the pistol is at half cock. The grip frame has serial number '2162' and sheathed trigger. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘5828’. The top of the barrel is crisply stamped 'Southerner' & the left side with manufacturer and patent detail 'Brown MFG. Co. Newburyport, Mass Pat April 9 1867'. The derringer's loading and firing action works perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre derringer no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15048
£575.00

C1850, English Thomas Conway, Manchester Double Barrel Side By Side Muzzle Loading Percussion Combination Cape Rifle (.600 Calibre Rifled Barrel & 12 Bore Smoothbore Shotgun Barrel) With Walnut Stock & Ramrod. Sn 14949 - 14949
This is an excellent Double barrel percussion Cape rifle made C 1850. It has 30" browned steel barrels and measures 47 " overall. The barrels, set side by side have a central flat top barrel rib. The rifle barrel is .600 calibre and the bore is clean with well defined rifling. The shotgun barrel is smooth 12 bore. The bore is clean. It has its original walnut stock with chequered panels at the fore stock and wrist. It has a steel butt plate with extended tang and trigger guard with extended tang. The metal work has nice foliage engraving to the action plates, breach tang, Dolphin hammers, trigger guard and butt plate. The action plates are both signed by the manufacturer 'Conway' (most likely Thomas Conway an English Gunsmith with premises in Manchester at 179 Chapel Street, 3 Market Street & 43 Blackfriars Street, Deansgate between 1803-1852) . Both barrels have silver roundel inserts at the breech. It has double triggers and the weapon cocks & dry fires perfectly as it should. The shotgun is fitted with blade foresight & 3 leaf flip up rear sights each with silver sighting lines. The stock has 2 sling swivel lugs and it has its original brass tipped and capped wood ramrod. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion muzzle loading Cape rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14949
£1,195.00
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