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**RARE** MATCHING NUMBERS** American Civil War Era U.S. Army Officer’s Springfield Model 1864 Rifle Converted To Erskine Allin 1870 ‘Trap Door’ .50 Obsolete Calibre Breech Loading Carbine With Target Sights & Later Custom Made Period Form Leather Gun Case - 17641:10 / 17641:11
The Springfield model 1870 was one of several models of Springfield, which used the trapdoor breechblock design developed by Erskine S. Allin. The model 1870 was a minor improvement to the Springfield Model 1868, and retained most of the Model 1868's features. The trapdoor Springfields had originally been designed as an inexpensive method of converting Springfield Model 1863 / 64 muskets into breech loading rifles, which dramatically improved their rate of fire from about four shots per minute to about a dozen shots per minute. This is an excellent original U.S. Army Springfield Model 1864 rifle converted To Erskine S Allin 1870 ‘Trap Door’ rifle. Our example has all original American walnut furniture and the metal work, is bright & clean. This rifle was used by a previous owner, to shoot in classic gun competitions and for comfort and accuracy had a metal hand rest fitted to the underside of the stock together with and additional flip up fore sight & long range aperture sight (the carbine also has its original ladder rear sight). The wood has a small factory inspector’s mark (illustrated). The carbine measures 43½” overall with a 24” round steel barrel which is clean with crisp well defined rifling. It has a heavy military hammer, correct breech cover latch, steel butt plate stamped ‘US’ (Army) together with numbers ‘4’ & ‘1’ and steel barrel band. The action plate is marked with the American Eagle and 'U.S’ together with ‘Springfield’ & ‘1864’. The breech cover has the correct ‘1870 with Eagle’ conversion model designation. The breech and barrel have matching numbers '42058'. The weapon’s loading, cocking and firing actions work as they should. The carbine is accompanied by its later custom made leather gun case in period form with flap cover metal buckles and shoulder straps / carry handles. The price 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 17641:10 / 17641:11
£1,950.00

RARE, American 1866-1871 Providence Tool Company, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, Peabody’s 1862 Patent .50 Obsolete Calibre Breech Loading Percussion Cavalry Carbine With Saddle Ring. Sn 17641:9 - 17641:9
The Peabody action was an early form of breech loading firearm action, where the heavy breechblock tilted downwards across a bolt mounted in the rear of the breechblock, operated by a lever under the rifle. The Peabody action most often used an external hammer to fire the cartridge. The Peabody action was developed by Henry O. Peabody from Boston, Massachusetts, and was first patented on July 22, 1862. Peabody carbines and rifles were made by the Providence Tool Company, Providence, Rhode Island; c. 1866–1871. The total production was, 112,000. Our example is in excellent condition. The weapon is 38 ½” overall length. By operating the under lever, the breech plates falls to allow loading of a cartridge. The weapon has a 20” long, blued barrel. The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. The metal work has even patina. It has a block & blade foresight and flip up rear sight. The left side of the action is crisply stamped with manufacturer and patent detail (illustrated in image 2). There is no external visible serial number weapon. The all original wood work has the knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The butt plate is steel and it has sling swivels and saddle ring. The loading and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17641:9
£1,675.00

** SCARCE**C1870 British Isaac Hollis & Sons London, Westley Richards Patent Percussion Capping Breech Loading 'Monkey Tail' .451 Obsolete Calibre Cavalry Carbine With Whitworth Patent Rifling, Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 17641:8 - 17641:8
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’. They were gunmakers to Queen Victoria’s war department (see page 251 of British Gunmakers Vol.2 by Brown). British Military Trials on Breech Loading rifles began in the mid 1800's. The most successful rifle was that submitted by Westley Richards. Its breech consisted of a plunger attached to a long handle which, when the breech was closed, lay along the top of the stock neck and was raised to open it, thus earning The nickname of the monkey-tail from its distinctive silhouette. This is an excellent Westley Richards percussion capping breech loading 'Monkey Tail' cavalry carbine by Hollis & Sons. It has a 19” barrel & measures 36” overall. The top of the barrel is signed ‘Whitworth Patent’. The bore is clean with crisp Whitworth rifling. The barrel and breech are stamped with inspection/proof marks and numbers (all illustrated). It has a block and blade fore-sight & ladder rear-sight. Its lift-up trapdoor action 'Monkey Tail' breech is stamped 'WESTLEY RICHARDS PATENT' and has their triangle trademark. It's plain lock plate is signed by the manufacturer 'I. Hollis & Sons London’ together with Victorian Crown mark. It has a heavy hammer & has its original full-stock with steel butt plate & trap. The wood has just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. It has original steel clearing rod, sling swivels and saddle bar with ring. Its loading & firing actions work correctly. The price for this scarce Westley Richards 'Monkey Tail' rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17641:8
£1,400.00

**MINT BORE** SCARCE**British 1874 Westley Richards Percussion Capping Breech Loading 'Monkey Tail' .451 Obsolete Calibre Short Rifle With Whitworth’s Patent Rifling. Sn 17559 - 17559
British Military Trials on Breech Loading rifles began in the mid 1800's. The most successful rifle was that submitted by Westley Richards. Its breech consisted of a plunger attached to a long handle which, when the breech was closed, lay along the top of the stock neck and was raised to open it, thus earning The nickname of the monkey-tail from its distinctive silhouette. This is an excellent Westley Richards percussion capping breech loading 'Monkey Tail' rifle. It has a 23 ½” barrel & measures 41” overall. The top of the barrel is signed ‘Whitworth rifling’. The bore is near mint clean and bright with crisp Whitworth rifling. The barrel and breech are stamped with inspection/proof marks and numbers (all illustrated). It has a block and blade fore-sight, ladder rear-sight and sling swivels. Its lift-up trapdoor action 'Monkey Tail' breech is stamped 'MANUFACTURED BY WESTLEY RICHARDS' and has their triangle trademark. It's plain lock plate is marked 'WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO' & Dated '1874' within triangle trademark. It has a heavy hammer & has its original full-stock with steel butt plate & trap. The wood has a couple of old, stable cracks which can be seen in the images ( one near butt plate, the other at the rear of the action plate). It has original steel clearing rod. Its loading & firing actions work correctly. The price for this scarce Westley Richards 'Monkey Tail' rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17559
£1,200.00

SOLD SOLD (07/08) Napoleonic Era British Sargant & Son Warranted Brown Bess Pattern .800 Calibre Flintlock Musket. A 1053 - A 1053
There were several British gunmakers named Sargant / Sargant & Son recoded as working in both London and the provinces during the flintlock & percussion era. This is an original Volunteer pattern Brown Bess flintlock musket by Sargant & Son. It measures 53” overall length with a 37 ½” round steel barrel. The bore is choked with residue consistent with age & heavy use. The barrel has English proofs. The barrel has a block fore sight. Its original lock plate is signed ‘Sargant & Son Warranted’. It has its original walnut stock which has the knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use & sling swivels. It has its iron ramrod and brass furniture including butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang, fore end block and ram rod flutes. The hammer is fitted with flint & the cocking and firing mechanisms work as they should. The metal work has even patina throughout. The price includes UK delivery. N.B As an antique musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 1053
£0.00

**RARE**Early Production Serial Number **1865- 1871 Patent, Smith & Wesson New Model No.3, 32-40 Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre Single Action Top Break Revolver With S&W Signature Gutta Percha Grips. Sn 17641:2 - 17641:2
This is an excellent original New Model No.3 top break revolver. This revolver is chambered for the UK obsolete black powder centre fire cartridge, 32- 40. It has a 6 ½” barrel which has a clean bore and crisp rifling. The weapon has a blade foresight and 'v' notch plate rear sight. The top of the barrel is stamped ' SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASSUSA PATT'D JAN 17 & 24 65 JULY 11 65, AUG 24TH 69, APR 20 75 FEB 20 & DEC18 1877 REISSUE JULY 25 1871'. The revolver retains its original blue finish and original chequered panel gutta percha grips which are undamaged & have S&W roundels. The butt has early production serial number ‘733’. The weapon's single action firing mechanism works perfectly. This is an antique obsolete calibre weapon 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 17641:2
£2,750.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 24/07) C1850 British East India Company (EIC), Brown Bess 10 Bore Muzzle Loading Percussion Musket. Sn 17590 - 17590
This is an original EIC Brown Bess percussion musket. It measures 55” overall length with a 39” round steel barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel , action and wood have inspection marks including later Jarpur India arsenal marks. The barrel has a block fore sight. It has its original lock plate which is crisply marked by the manufacturer with the EIC rampant Lion mark together with crown above 8 inspection mark. It has its original walnut stock with brass furniture. The wood has knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. It has its original iron ramrod and sling swivels. The cocking and firing action is strong. The metal work in the white has even patina throughout. The price includes UK delivery. N.B 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 17590
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 24/07) 1854-1869 English Irwin Wallas Wigton Cumberland Double Damascus Barrelled 10 Bore Black Powder Obsolete Calibre Break Action Breech Loading Percussion Shotgun. Sn 17572 - 17572
Wallas were a large family of Wigton Cumberland based gunmakers working from 1827 through to C1913. Irwin Wallas is recorded at Ludgate Lane Wigton between 1854 and 1869 (see page 357 of British Gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown). This is a very good double barrel shotgun made by Irwin Wallas. It has all original Walnut furniture. A section of the surface of the top edge of the shoulder stock has a scorch mark (most likely the result of being left to close to a camp fire when hunting in the field). The wood is secure and has no cracks or other damage. The shotgun with double 30”, Damascus steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. It measures 47” overall. The barrel has a small brass bead fore sight and the barrel rib is signed ‘I. Wallas Wigton’. The weapon’s under lever break action works as it should. The cocking and firing actions are strong. The inside of the action has black powder proofs. Both action plates are signed ‘I. Wallas’ within tooled bands. The barrel’s smooth bores are clean. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17572
£0.00

**RARE**MINT BORE**Victorian, British E. Brooks & Son Birmingham Military Private Purchase Enfield 1858 Pattern (P1856 No.2 Bar On Band) .577 Calibre Percussion Presentation Rifle With Engraved Silver Shield To Sgt Major Ross 4th Brigade Royal Artillery - 17621
The Pattern 1858 Short Rifle also known as the Pattern 1856 No.2 Bar On Band Rifle was approved for British military service in July 1858. The main difference between the P1858 and P1856 was the bayonet bar which on the 1858 was located on the forward barrel band hence ‘bar on band’ whereas the 1856 had the bayonet bar on the barrel itself. This bar on band design only lasted a short period of time. Subsequent patterns of rifle were equipped with heavy barrels and the bayonet bar design reverted to the original P1856 configuration (see page 75 of British Military Longarms 1815-1865 By Bailey). This is a rare example of the Pattern 1858 rifle. It has excellent all original walnut woodwork throughout. Its steel action plate is marked with Victorian Crown and signed by the maker ‘E. Brooks & Son Birmingham’ (E.Brooks & Son were English Victorian Gunsmiths with premises at 28 Russell Street, Birmingham. Brooks & Son exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851). The barrel has proof inspection marks. It has a steel butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang, sling swivels, ladder rear sight, block & blade fore sight, fore end block, correct ‘bar on band’ bayonet lug and original cleaning rod. The rifle measures 49” overall with a 33” barrel which has a near mint bore, clean & bright with crisp rifling. Its cocking and firing actions are strong. The stock is mounted with silver shield crisply engraved ‘Presented to Sargt Major W.Ross by the Officers, NC Officers Men of G Battery 4th brigade R.A as a mark of esteem & regards ’. The price includes UK delivery. NB as an antique percussion rifle and no licence is required to own this rifle in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display Sn 17621
£1,495.00

**MINT BORE**C1865 British Yeomanry Officer’s Private Purchase Enfield Pattern 2 Band .577 Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Rifle, Retailed By J.M. Jackson Bury St Edmunds With Nipple Protector & Chain. Sn 17620 - 17620
This is an original British Yeomanry Officer’s private purchase Enfield Pattern muzzle loading percussion rifle. It has all original walnut wood work in excellent condition with chequered panels at the wrist and fore stock, steel butt plate, fore end block and trigger guard with extended tang. The stock has a small silver disc mounted by screws. The disc is engraved ‘J.M Jackson 32 Southgate Street Bury St Edmunds’ most likely the retailer of this rifle. The rifle has its original steel ramrod, ladder rear sight, block & blade fore sight, single sling swivel & nipple protector with brass chain. The barrel’s 35” barrel is stamped with proof marks. It’s bore is near mint with crisp rifling. The cocking & firing actions work perfectly. There are no external visible date or manufacturer marks on the rifle. The price includes UK delivery. 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. Sn 17620
£1,295.00
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