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Tower, Model of 1844, Yeomanry .65” Bore Percussion Carbine, 1845 Dated, to the Ayr Yeomanry Cavalry. Sn - 21882
The Tower Yeomanry percussion carbine of 1844 was brought into service to replace the various earlier models of yeomanry carbines. The gun was based on the Second Model Victoria Carbine reduced in size with a 20 inch barrel. This is a Tower made model of 1844 Yeomanry percussion carbine that has a 20 inch barrel with an overall length of 38 inches. The carbine reduced the number of ram rod pipes to 1 and retained a steel mushroomed head captive swivelling ramrod. The barrel is retained by two wedges and has fixed rear and fore sights. The barrel is smooth and is profusely stamped with proof and ordnance stamps. The bore is clean with just the normal staining and residue from use. The 5 ¼ inch lockplate has double line border engraving as has the hammer. The lockplate is stamped with the Queens crown over VR (Victoria Regina) TOWER 1845 (date) and an ordnance stamp. The walnut stock has a nice smooth finish and is stamped with a crowfoot over BO (Board of Ordnance) and 45 over 3. The left hand side of the stock has the cavalry bar (ordnance stamped) and ring attached to it. The stock is fitted with brass furniture and the top of the butt plate is engraved with A over YC & A over 77. (Ayr Yeomanry Cavalry, Weapon number A77). The weapon cocks & dry fires crisply. See page 43 & plate 38, British Military Longarms 1715-1815 by D.W. Bailey, NB As an antique carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Delivery is to the U.K. mainland by arrangement and at cost. Sn 21882
£975.00

Tower .577 Enfield Percussion Indian Cavalry Carbine. Sn - 21876
This is a Tower, Enfield percussion cavalry carbine. The carbine is fully stocked to within 1 inch of the muzzle with a barrel length of 26 inches with an overall length of 41 ½ inches. The carbine has a smooth bore with a diameter of .577 inches. These were made for the Indian army after the Indian Mutiny where Indian soldiers were only given smooth bore weapons after the mutiny. The lockplate is stamped TOWER with the Queens crown over VR (Victoria Regina). The barrel has a nice smooth finish with a clean bore and is fitted with a rear sight with one fixed sight and two folding leaf sights. The rear sight has platinum lines to the sight and the t folding sights. The barrel is held to the stock by 2 Baddley bands and is stamped with the name WATT in front of the rear sight. The carbine has a captive swivel ramrod to the barrel and the barrel. The breech and tang are extensively stamped including 7 S X on breech and on the tang. The left hand side of the stock has the cavalry carbine bar and ring for securing the carbine to the horse. The carbine also has a brass chained nipple protector. The smooth woodwork is stamped on the left hand side of the stock 1Fe and 71 over 01. NB As an antique musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Delivery is to the U.K. mainland by arrangement and at cost. Sn 21876
£975.00

Scarce, British Officers Musket Bore, Model 1799 Eliott Yeomanry Flintlock Carbine by Raper of Leeds. Sn - 21879
This carbine takes its name from the designer General George Augustus Eliott. It was first approved in June 1773 and was intended for light dragoons. Although a 20 year old design at the onset of the Napoleonic War (1803-1815), it was still in use long after 1815. This is a scarce British Officers private purchase Model 1799 Eliott service carbine made by Raper of Leeds. Benjamin Raper was first recorded as a gunsmith at Bottom of Baggate, Leeds in 1823 and at 56 Call Lane from 1827 to 1837. This is a musket bore (.75 inch) volunteer Eliott model 1799 yeomanry carbine made by Benjamin Raper of Leeds and is nicely engraved on the side of the lock plate RAPER.LEEDS together with 2 line border line engraving as does the ring neck cock. The carbine has a nicely browned 28 inch barrel with an overall length of 44 inches. The barrel is nicely stamped at the breech with 2 crisp civilian proof marks for privately made barrels and has a nice clean bore with light staining due to residue in service. The carbine has regulation brass mounts, flat side-plate of shaped outline, brass fore-end cap, three ramrod pipes and as mushroomed steel ramrod. The carbine has a polished full stock woodwork with a hand rail butt. The stock is stamped JD behind the brass trigger guard. The barrel has a fore sight which also doubles as a stud for the bayonet. The carbine is in excellent condition having seen little service. See pages 55, 56, 57 & 78 British Military Longarms 1715-1815 by D.W. Bailey, British Military Firearms 1650-1850 by Howard l. Blackmore & chapter 4 in British Cavalry Carbines & Pistols of the Napoleonic Era by Barry Chisnall and Geoffrey Davies and page 314, British gunmakers, Volume Two by Nigel Brown. NB As an antique musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Delivery is to the U.K. mainland by arrangement and at cost. Sn 21879
£3,750.00

Martini Henry Mark 2 Rifle, *MINT BORE*, 577x .450 Obsolete Calibre, Officers Quality Rifle by BSA & Metals Limited. Sn - 21838
This is a nice officers quality, early Martini Henry mark 2 rifle made by BSA & Metals Limited of Birmingham. BSA were one of the major makers of Martini Henry rifles including private purchase weapons for officers. The rifle has a commercial blued finish and a fine quality walnut stock which are in excellent condition. The left hand side of the action has the scrolled M over PATENT (Martini patent) and the serial number 1467. On the right hand side of the action, the rifle has the early large cocking lever. The left hand side of the barrel has Birmingham proof marks for 52 bore, (.450 calibre). The right hand side of the butt carries a nicely stamped BSA roundel which is embossed BIRMN SMALL ARMS & METALS LIMId and a number 5 to its left. The rifle has a block and blade fore sight, 1300 yards flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels, & bayonet lug. The 32 ½” steel barrel's bore is bright with crisp rifling (49 ½” overall length). The rifle is fitted with its correct mark 2 cleaning rod and has both sling swivels. The metalwork retains most of its original blued finish including the breech block with the steel butt plate being left in the white. The rifle has minor bumps and bruises through storage that can be seen in the photographs. There is one neat Jaipur Indian Arsenal mark to right hand side of the barrel which is unusual with private purchased arms. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rifle and no licence is required to own this rifle in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 21838
£1,375.00

**RARE**British Williams & Powell Liverpool Naval Officer’s Private Purchase Pattern 1842 .750 Musket Bore Calibre Sea Service Musket. Sn 21877 - 21877
Regulation Enfield Tower Pattern 1842 Muskets were originally smoothbore but orders for rifling smoothbore muskets were issued in 1852 and 1854. All conversions were completed by May 1855. These muskets were aboard ship and equipped Naval brigades ashore during the Crimean war and Indian Mutiny amongst others into the 1860s (see page 66 plates 61, 62 & 63 and page 67 of British Military Longarms 1815-1865 by Bailey where sea service muskets & rifled muskets are illustrated). Naval officer’s often privately purchased smoothbore 1842 pattern sea service muskets, which were considered better quality than the regulation issue. Private purchase weapons escaped conversion to rifled barrels by the War department unlaess the Officer privately commissioned rifling of their musket barrels. Thomas Williams & Samuel Powell were English Gunsmiths based in Liverpool. Their business was established in 1780 and the Company traded under that name until C1909 (the original partnership lasted until 1846). The original partnership is recorded as having premises at various Liverpool addresses including 10 Pool Lane Liverpool, South Castle Street. Later addresses after 1846 include Thomas Street, Old Hall Street, 25 & 27 South Castle Street, Old Hall Street & Finally C1909 1 Exchange Street West (see page 368 of Brown’s book ‘British Gunmakers Vol. 2’).This is a scarce, Williams & Powell Naval Officer’s private purchase sea service musket, that has avoided conversion to rifled bore. The action plate of this example has the makers name ‘Williams & Powell Liverpool’. It has Crown VR (Victoria Regina) Tower (Enfield) & 1866 date. The undamaged, all original, Walnut stock has regulation pattern brass furniture. The 30” barrel has a smooth bore which has staining & residue consistent with age & use. The barrel has crisp proofs. The weapon measures 46” overall length. It has a shallow blade fore sight, sling swivels & original iron ram rod. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21877 (NB WE HAVE A RIFLED BARREL CONVERSION EXAMPLE OF THE REGULATION PATTERN 1842 AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE STOCK NUMBER, A 1112)
£975.00

Victorian British Reilly London Volunteer Officer’s Private Purchase 2 Band .577 Obsolete Calibre Snider Rifle. Sn 21881 - 21881
This is an original Snider .577 calibre rifle, no doubt a private purchase item for a volunteer / militia Officer. The action plate is signed with manufacturer’s name ‘Reilly London’ (most likely, Edward Michael Reilly an English Gunmaker who between 1861 & 1869 had premises at 315 & 502 New Oxford Street, London, operating as E.M Reilly & Co, see page 195 & 196 of English Gunmakers Vol.1 By Brown). The breech cover is stamped with Snider’s patent ‘arrow through S' mark and the breech cover has a knurled lever locking catch. It has all original wood work with chequered panels at the wrist and fore stock, steel butt plate, fore end block and trigger guard. The wood has just knocks bumps and bruises to be expected. The rifle has its original bayonet bar, iron ramrod, ladder rear sight, block and blade fore sight, military heavy hammer & sling swivels. The barrel’s bore has staining consistent with age and use and well defined rifling. The barrel has proof inspection marks. Total length is 49" with a 30 ½” barrel. The cocking & firing actions work crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB as an antique obsolete calibre rifle no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 21881
£1,195.00

SOLD SOLD (06/07) Tower, First Pattern 1853 Artillery Carbine, 1956 Dated, Crimean War Contract. Sn - 13239
This is a first pattern 1853 artillery carbine from the 1853 pattern of arms designed to replace all of the earlier arms in British service. During the Crimean war, the Tower arsenal was unable to manufacture enough guns so contracts were put out to Belgian arms industry at Liege to produce complete guns and barrels for the British government. The artillery carbine when first adopted in 1854 had a 24 inch barrel with and overall length of 40 inches. This gun featured a rearsight with a fixed 100 yard rearsight with two leaves graduated to 200 & 300 yards. The carbine had a swelled, button headed ramrod and a forward extension to the bayonet bar. This is a Tower produced artillery carbine for the Crimean War. This carbine retains all of these original features. The lockplate is engraved with TOWER 1865 (date) VR under the queens crown, acceptance stamps and has twin line border engraving. The barrel is rifled with 3 grooves and the rifling is bright and clean. The barrel is crisply stamped on the breech with many acceptance stamps. The barrel retains much of its worn original blued finish. The woodwork is in excellent condition and is stamped on the side between the lockplate screws HOLLLIOAK. The left hadn side of the stock is stamped with a crowfoot and WD. See page 44, British Military Longarms 1815-1865 by D.W. Bailey, British Military Firearms 1650-1850 by Howard l. Blackmore, also RB 36 on page 6, Catalogue of the Enfield Pattern Room, British Rifles, published by Her Majesty’s Stationary Office. The price includes UK delivery. As an antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13239
£0.00

Manton & Co, Gunmaker Calcutta & Delhi, Pattern 1860, 2 Band, 19 Bore Smoothbore Rifle. Sn - 21839
Manton & Co, Gunmaker Calcutta & Delhi were a high class of quality guns in India in the 19th and 20th centuries. Manton only sourced quality guns and they were made in England. This is a quality 19 bore smoothbore Enfield pattern 1860 Short rifle that was manufactured and proofed as a 19 bore smooth bore gun for patched ball. The gun has a barrel length of 32 inches and an overall length of 47 ½ inches. The gun has the correct military rearsight graduated to 1100 yards, foresight with the correct iron furniture and Baddley barrel band. The breech of the barrel is stamped MANTON & CO GUNMAKER CALCUTTA & DELHI. There are also 2 British Victorian black powder proof marks either side of a number 19 which is the old Victorian proof for 19 bore (.630 inches) which means that it was originally proofed as a 19 bore smoothbore gun for use in India. These proof marks are the original proofing marks which would have been applied at its original proofing of the gun at 19 Bore. The top of the tang is stamped MADE IN ENGLAND. The gun carries the serial number 53870 on the bottom of the trigger guard and the top of the barrel. The action cocks and dry fires. The barrel and lockplate retain much of their original blued finish and the woodwork has minor bumps and knocks with use. The bore is clean and bright. See pages 74 & 75, British Military Longarms 1815-1865 by D.W. Bailey, British Military Firearms 1650-1850 by Howard l. Blackmore. The price includes UK delivery. As an antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21839
£895.00

British, Military, BSA Made, Government Contract, Pattern 1861 5 Groove Rifled Cavalry Carbine. Sn - 21837
This is a BSA, Birmingham made, Government contract, 5 groove Pattern 1861 rifled cavalry carbine. The percussion cavalry carbine is quite scarce as most were put into store and converted to the Snider breech loading system. The carbine was the last of the Enfield percussion muzzle cavalry carbines and was approved in October 1861. The carbine received the new 5 groove rifling off the P 58 naval rifle with a rapid pitch and progressive depth rifling. The carbine also received a pair of Baddley barrel bands and a short ladder rearsight graduated to 600 yards. In May 1862, a leather rearsight cover was approved held on by screws to the forend. The carbine has a 21 inch barrel with an overall length of 37 inches. The carbine is in excellent condition and has two feint roundels on the stock and a I for class one weapons. The plain lockplate is of the standard Enfield pattern with the Board of Ordnance stamp on it. The leather sight cover is also in excellent condition with an Enfield stamp and a crowfoot on it. The carbine retains its steel saddle bar and ring and its original brass fittings. The action cocks and dry fires and the woodwork has minor bumps and knocks with service use. The bore is clean with 5 groove rifling. See pages 52 & 53 British Military Longarms 1815-1865 by D.W. Bailey, British Military Firearms 1650-1850 by Howard l. Blackmore, also RB 39 on page 6, Catalogue of the Enfield Pattern Room, British Rifles, published by Her Majesty’s Stationary Office. The price includes UK delivery. As an antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21837
£1,200.00

British, Military Stocked, Percussion 13 Bore, 4 Groove Rifle with 20” Heavy Barrel. Sn - 12851:11
This is a Birmingham made, short, percussion, 13 bore, 4 groove, heavy barrelled rifle with a 20 inch barrel measuring 35 ½ inches overall. The rifle is stocked with Brown Bess musket fittings with a plain lockplate with single line engraving in the shape of a flintlock Brown Bess percussion lockplate. The rifle is stocked to within ¼ inch of the muzzle. The lock plate has a large hammer and is retained by 2 sidenails through a flat brass sideplate which is engraved Bore 13. The 4 groove, 20 inch barrel has Birmingham proof marks stamped at the breech and a simple post foresight. The steel ramrod has a large button head at the top. The military stocked rifle has brass Service furniture including butt plate, trigger guard, fore end and 2 ram rod tubes. The gun has its original walnut stock which has minor knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The round steel ramrod has a large button head. The metal work has even patina throughout and the 4 groove barrel has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The price includes UK delivery. As an antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21851:11
£1,450.00
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