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C1790 British Henry Nock Flintlock Naval Pattern .700 Calibre Musket With Brass Furniture. Sn 17596 - 17596
Henry Nock (1741–1804) was a British inventor and engineer of the Napoleonic period, best known as a gunsmith. As well as supplying the military and civilian markets, Nock made expensive pieces for the aristocracy and Royalty and was an appointed gun maker to the King. Nock's business eventually became Wilkinson Sword. This is an original British Naval Pattern flintlock musket by Henry Nock. It is 43” overall length with a 27 ½” round steel barrel with block foresight and proof marks at the breech including Henry Nock’s ‘HN with Crown’ mark. Its smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age & use. It has its original lock plate crisply signed ‘H. Nock’. It has regulation brass furniture and heavy military Swan neck hammer. It has all original walnut stock & iron ramrod. The top of the stock’s wrist is inset with a void brass roundel. The metal work has even patina throughout and it cocks and dry fires perfectly. The price for this Naval musket by a famous maker includes UK delivery. N.B As an antique flintlock musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17596
£1,750.00

SOLD SOLD (24/07) MINT BORE, Victorian 1881 British WD Enfield Martini Henry .577x .450 Obsolete Calibre ‘AC II 1’ (Artillery Carbine Mark 2 Converted From Mark 1). Sn 17595 - 17595
This is an original British WD Enfield Martini Henry .577x .450 Obsolete Calibre ‘AC II 1’ (Artillery Carbine Mark 2 Converted From Mark 1). It has its original woodwork throughout. The shoulder stock where it meets the butt plate has at some point in its life had a small contemporary professional repair which can be seen in image 3. The repair is neat and totally secure. The wood has a crisp Enfield roundel and inlaid white metal disc. It has a block & blade fore sight, flip up graduated ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels, steel cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The 21 ½” steel barrel has a near mint bore with sharp and well defined rifling. The barrel has WD inspection / proof marks. The metal work has even patina. The action works correctly and is fully functional. The action is crisply stamped on the right side Crown VR (Victoria Regina) Enfield and dated '1881'. It also has inspection mark and ‘AC II 1’ designation. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique, obsolete calibre weapon, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17595
£0.00

MINT BORE, Victorian British Volunteers Field Rifle Company Birmingham British MK II Pattern Martini Henry .577x .450 Obsolete Calibre Short Lever Rifle. Sn 17594 - 17594
The Field Rifle Company Birmingham were one of the numerous Birmingham based manufacturers / finishers of rifles primarily for volunteer private purchase weapons and some overseas contracts. Field Martini Henry MK II pattern rifles are often referred to as volunteer rifles. This is a Victorian Field Rifle Co Martini Henry MK II pattern .577x .450 volunteer rifle. It has its original woodwork throughout. The shoulder stock is period carved with the name ‘J. Fair’ most likely the volunteer who originally owned this rifle. It has a block & blade fore sight, flip up graduated ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels, steel cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The 32 ½” steel barrel has a near mint bore with sharp and well defined rifling. The top odf the barrel is signed ‘Field Rifle Co Birmingham’. The barrel has proof marks. The action and barrel are numbered ‘A194’. The action works correctly and is fully functional. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique, obsolete calibre weapon, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17594
£1,250.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 28/07) MINT BORE, Victorian 1887 British WD MK IV Enfield Martini Henry .577x .450 Obsolete Calibre Long Lever Service Rifle (British Nitro Proofed). Sn 17570 - 17570
This is an original MK IV 1887 dated .577x .450 Martini Henry, long lever service rifle fully British WD ordnance marked and with no foreign marks denoting British Army service only. It has its original woodwork throughout. The top of the shoulder stock where it meets the action has at some point in its life had a contemporary professional repair which can be seen in image 2. The repair is neat and totally secure. It has a block & blade fore sight, flip up graduated ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels, steel cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The 32 ½” steel barrel has a near mint bore with sharp and well defined rifling. The barrel has WD inspection / proof marks and later British nitro proof marks. The metal work has been re-finished to a high standard at some point in its life. The action works correctly and is fully functional. The action is faintly stamped on the right side Crown VR (Victoria Regina) Enfield and dated '1887'. The action is numbered 894. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique, obsolete calibre weapon, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17570
£0.00

C1780 British Naval Brass Cannon Barrelled 1.5 Bore Boarding Flintlock Musketoon With Ram Rod. Sn 17555:1 - 17555:1
This an excellent brass barrelled flintlock musketoon. These weapons were used by sailors when boarding ships during attacks or repelling enemy crews attacking their vessels. It is 35 ¾” overall with a large bell mouth 19 ½” long brass cannon barrel. The mouth of the barrel measures 36mm (approx. 1.5 bore). The barrel has crisp British black powder proofs. The bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. It has a plain steel service flintlock. Its heavy military Swan neck hammer is fitted with flint. It has its original, undamaged Walnut stock with brass mounts including butt plate, ram rod flutes, trigger guard with extended tang and side plate. The butt plate tang and side plate have nice period engraved martial banners and arms. It has its original steel ram rod. The weapon’s cocking and firing actions work 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 private collection or display. Sn 17555:1
£1,875.00

SOLD SOLD (02/08) **MINT BORE**QUALITY** C1870 Victorian British William Powell & Son Carr’s Lane Birmingham Yeomanry Cavalry Officer’s Private Purchase Martini Patent .577x .450 Obsolete Calibre Cavalry Carbine. Sn 17512. - 17512
Since 1802 William Powell have made exclusive handmade shotguns which are prized the world over. Their present shop in Birmingham City Centre has three departments selling guns and hunting accessories. In 1860 Powell began working from 13 Carrs Lane and bcame a destination for sporting enthusiasts for the next 148 years. This is an excellent Victorian Officer’s Yeomanry Cavalry private purchase .577x .450, Martini Patent carbine by Powell & Son made at their Carr’s Lane premises. It has all original woodwork with chequered panel wrist and fore stock. It has its original steel butt plate, flip up ladder rear sight and ramp blade fore sight. It has its original steel cleaning rod. The metal work retains its original blue finish. The 21” barrel has small inspection marks and a near mint bore, clean and bright with crisp rifling. The underside of the action is stamped ‘LM 17467 LM’. The left side of the action is signed ‘Wm Powell & Son Carr’s Lane Birmingham’. The right side ‘Martinis Patent’. The action works correctly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique, obsolete calibre weapon, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17512
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (10/07) American Wild West Era,1891, Winchester USA Model 1886 Lever Action .40-82 WCF Obsolete Calibre Rifle With Octagonal Barrel,Full Length Tube Magazine & Calibre Confirmation Certificate With Resin Chamber Cast. Sn 17496 - 17496
The Winchester Model 1886 was a lever-action repeating rifle designed by John Browning to handle some of the more powerful cartridges of the period. This is an excellent, original example of the Model 1886 chambered in UK obsolete calibre .40-82 WCF (Winchester Centre Fire). The calibre has been confirmed by patent detail on the rifle and a resin casting of the rifle’s chamber. A certificate of calibre confirmation and the casting accompany the rifle. The rifle has a 26" octagonal barrel & measures a large 45" overall. The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has all original undamaged walnut woodwork. The breech tang is crisply stamped 'Model 1886' and the action tang under the lever has ‘Pat Oct 14 1884 Jan 20 1885’ patent detail. The weapon is serial number 57935 which dates its manufacture to 1891. It has a brass blade fore sight, an adjustable rear sight, steel butt plate and full length tube magazine. It's lever, loading and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB 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 17496
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (22/07) QUALITY, MINT BORES, Victorian, English, Westley Richards, 16 Bore, Double Damascus Barrel Break Action Top Lever Pin Fire Shotgun. Sn 17488 - 17488
The renowned English Gunsmiths Westley Richards & Co have been making unique and best quality shotguns and rifles for over 200 years. This is a Victorian 16 Bore double barrel pin fire shotgun made by Westley Richards. It has lovely all original Walnut furniture with finely chequered wrist and fore stock. The stock has a void German silver escutcheon on the underside and German silver stock mounts. The shotgun with double 29 ½” Damascus steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. It measures 45 ¾” overall. The barrels smooth bores are near mint, clean and bright. The top barrel rib is signed by the maker ‘Patent Westley Richards 170 New Bond St London’. The action plates are signed by the maker ‘Westley Richards’ among foliate engraved decoration. The top lever is marked ‘Westley Richards Patent’ among foliate decoration. The hammers and trigger guard with extended tang have foliate engraved decoration as does the steel butt plate tang. The trigger guard tang is also numbered ‘11433’. It has a small brass post fore sight. The loading & firing actions of the weapon work as they should. The price for this quality piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre pin fire shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17488
£0.00

QUALITY, C1860, English, William John Harvey Exeter Double Damascus Barrel 10 Bore Muzzle Loading Percussion Shotgun. Sn 17489 - 17489
The English Gunsmith William James Harvey is recorded as having premises at 68 South Street Exeter between 1855 & 1874 (see page 241 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol 2). This is an excellent double barrel shotgun made by Harvey C1860. It has excellent all original Walnut furniture. The underside of the stock has a void German silver ‘Game Bird In Flight’ escutcheon. The shotgun with double 28”, Damascus steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. It measures 44” overall. The barrel has a small brass bead fore sight. The action, hammers and trigger guard with extended tang have quality foliate engraved decoration. The top of the stock’s wrist has a void inlaid German silver scutcheon. Both side plates are signed ‘ Harvey Exeter’. The cocking & firing actions of the weapon work as they should. The barrels smooth bores have just light staining consistent with age & use. Shotgun has its original wood ram rod with brass end caps. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading percussion shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17489
£895.00

C1865 Foreign Export ‘Superior English Manufacture’ Martini Action 577x450 Obsolete Calibre Carbine. Sn 17471 - 17472
This is a very good Foreign export Martini Action 577x540 calibre carbine. The carbine has a 19" barrel (36” overall). It has all original walnut full stock with chequered panel fore end and wrist. It has a steel butt plate. The action including the lever have quality hand tooled foliate decoration. The left and right sides of the action have panels within the decoration which contain what appear to be Islamic script marks. The top of the barrel rib has tooled decoration and Ladder rear sight. It has a fixed foresight. The carbine has 3 sling swivel lugs and steel cleaning rod. The weapon’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. It's loading and firing actions work as they should. The barrel is double marked ‘Reg Trade mark’ above stylised device Trademark (unknown maker, illustrated). The barrel also has ‘577/450’ calibre detail and ‘450 with inspection/proof mark’. The top of the barrel is signed ‘Superior English Manufacture’. The price for this carbine worthy of further research regarding the manufacturer includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre black powder weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17472
£1,375.00
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