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**GEORGIAN NAPOLEONIC ERA**British Service Pattern 1800 .650 Calibre Flintlock Muzzle Loading Baker Rifle With Lock By Gill. Sn 18022 - 18022
The Baker rifle (officially known as the Pattern 1800 Infantry Rifle) was a flintlock rifle used by the Rifle Regiments of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars. It was the first standard-issue, British-made rifle accepted by the British armed forces. The Baker Rifle was first produced in 1800 by Ezekiel Baker, a master gunsmith from Whitechapel. The famous 95th Rifles, Light Infantry Regiments adopted these accurate rifles (the hit Napoleonic War, Book & TV series Sharpe's Rifles featured this pattern of rifle). This Baker rifle has all original wood work which has numerous period field repairs, figured cheek piece, correct brass furniture and bayonet bar. The underside of the wrist is inlaid with void brass escutcheon. Our example has open sights, steel ram rod & sling swivels. It measures 46” overall with a 30 ½” steel barrel. The bore has just staining consistent with age and use & crisp well defined rifling. The lock has Georgian Crown ‘GR’ (George Rex), inspection mark and ‘INo’ above ‘Gill’ (may be Thomas Gill of 22 Norfolk Street, Strand, who worked at the address from 1799 to 1805 or, alternatively, it may refer to one of his immediate successors elsewhere in London). The rifle cocks and dry fires as it should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading flintlock no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18022
£5,750.00

**MINT BORE**Swiss Schmidt-Rubin Model 1889 7.5 x 53.5 mm Obsolete Calibre Straight Pull Rifle & Sling. Sn 18065:1 - 18065:1
In 1882 Eduard Rubin began testing the first small-calibre copper-jacketed bullet which could successfully withstand high velocities. In 1885, this round was combined with Rudolf Schmidt's first straight-pull action resulting in the Swiss, Schmidt-Rubin Model 1889 7.5 x 53.5 mm Rifle. This is an excellent example with all original wood and metal work throughout. It measures 51 ½” overall with a 31" barrel. The bore is near mint, clean and bright with crisp rifling. The stock and metalwork are stamped with Swiss Military marks. The breech housing, barrel & butt plate have matching numbers 157161 / 7161. The bolt and magazine are stamped with un-matching numbers. It is complete with bayonet bar, sling swivels fitted with webbing & leather sling. It has an adjustable rear sight and block & blade fore sight. Its cocking and firing actions work crisply. 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 18065:1
£895.00

**UNIQUE BREECH LOADING ENFIELD TRIALS RIFLE**MINT BORE**Victorian British George Henry Daw, London Enfield Pattern 1856 Muzzle Loading Rifle Converted to Breech Loading Bolt Action .577 Obsolete Calibre. Sn 18023 - 18023
George Henry Daw was an English Gunmaker recorded as having premises at 57 Threadneedle Street London C1860 -1879. This is an original British trials rifle by Daw made in the transition era of muzzle loaders to breech loading actions and is most likely unique. The rifle has been converted to breech loading using a muzzle loading P1856 short rifle platform. The percussion action removed and replaced with the hinged breech cover that would later be found on snider patent weapons but with the addition of a hammerless bolt action. This rifle has a 31” round steel barrel with a near mint borer, clean & bright with crisp rifling. The top of the barrel is signed ‘G.H. Daw 57 Threadneedle Street London’. The metal work has even patina throughout. The all original woodwork has knocks bumps and bruises to be expected. The action plate signed ’G.H Daw’. The action is strong and works as it should. It has sling swivels, original iron cleaning rod, fixed foresight and adjustable rear ladder sight and bayonet bar. The forward sling swivel has an old inventory label attached which has obviously been with the rifle for many years. The label has ink writing ‘M694’.The price for this extremely rare trials piece includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 18023
£2,400.00

SOLD SOLD (25/04) American J. Stevens A&T (Arms & Tools) Company 1894 Patent .25 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Under Lever Single Shot Rook Rifle. A 1067 - A 1067
This is a nice original example of the Stevens A&T take down Rook rifle. It has a heavy 22 ½” 2 stage barrel. Its rifled bore is clean. It measures 40” overall. All wood and metalwork are original. The top of the barrel is crisply marked with manufacturer detail ‘J Stevens A&T Co Chicopee Falls Mass USA Pat Apr 17 94’. One barrel flat has calibre detail ‘.25 RF’. The weapon is number '15712' which is stamped on the underside of the action tang and barrel. The cocking and firing actions work as they should. It has a steel butt plate, a German silver blade fore sight and adjustable rear sight. 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. A 1067
£0.00

VERY RARE, Napoleonic Wars Era, British Officer’s Private Purchase Barnett London Pattern 1800 Baker .650 Calibre Flintlock Rifle With Bayonet Bar Patch Box & Steel Ram Rod. Sn 18009 - 18009
The London based Barnett family of Gunsmiths are recorded at various addresses in London from 1796 to 1908 starting with Thomas Barnett at 134 Minories who later became Thomas Barnett & Sons and later John Edward Barnett at the Minories & 37 Camomile Street, ending as JE Barnett & Sons Ltd at Brewhouse Lane, Leaman Street & Duncan Street (see page 140 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol.1). The Baker rifle (officially known as the Pattern 1800 Infantry Rifle) was a flintlock rifle used by the Rifle Regiments of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars. It was the first standard-issue, British-made rifle accepted by the British armed forces. The Baker Rifle was first produced in 1800 by Ezekiel Baker, a master gunsmith from Whitechapel. The famous 95th Rifles, Light Infantry Regiments adopted these accurate rifles (the hit Napoleonic War, Book & TV series Sharpe's Rifles featured this pattern of rifle). The British Army was still issuing the Infantry Rifle in the 1830s. This is a very good, very rare, original, Baker rifle by Barnett. It has all original Walnut full stock and correct bayonet bar, ‘v’ notch block rear sight, brass blade fore sight, iron ram rod and sling swivels. The rifle measures 45 ¾” overall with a 30” round steel barrel which has a rifled bore. The bore’s rifling is crisp & well defined. The bore has just light staining consistent with age. The barrel has crisp proof marks. The lock is signed by the maker ‘Barnett’. It has a brass butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang, fore end barrel block and brass patch box with hinged lid. The hammer is fitted with flint and the rifle cocks and dry fires perfectly. The price for this very rare sought after Napoleonic Wars era rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18009
£6,750.00

American J. Stevens A&T (Arms & Tools) Company 1894 Patent ‘Favorite’ .32 Long Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Under Lever Single Shot 'Take Down' Rook Rifle. Sn 17900 - 17900
This is a nice example of the Stevens A&T ‘Favorite’ take down Rook rifle. It has a 20 ½” round steel barrel stepped to octagonal. It has a clean bore and crisp rifling. It measures 36 ¾” overall. The barrel’s bore has just light staining consistent with age and use and crisp well defined rifling. Its ‘take down' mechanism is achieved by unscrewing the bolt with ring at the underside of the action. All wood and metalwork have even patina throughout. The top of the barrel is crisply marked with manufacturer detail ‘J Stevens A&T Co Chicopee Falls Mass USA Pat Apr 17 94’. One barrel flat has calibre detail ‘.32 Long’. The weapon is number 'P 73'. The cocking, firing and take down actions work as they should. It has a chequered horn butt plate embossed with banner ‘Stevens Favorite’, a fixed blade fore sight and adjustable rear sight. 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. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17900
£745.00

American J. Stevens A&T (Arms & Tools) Company 1894 Patent .25 Stevens Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Under Lever Single Shot 'Take Down' Rook Rifle. Sn 17898 - 17898
This is a Stevens A&T take down Rook rifle. It has a 20 ½” round steel barrel stepped to octagonal. It’s rifled bore has staining and residue consistent with age & use.. It measures 36 ½” overall. Its ‘take down' mechanism is achieved by unscrewing the screw bolt at the underside of the action. All wood and metalwork have even patina throughout. The top of the barrel is crisply marked with manufacturer detail ‘J Stevens A&T Co Chicopee Falls Mass USA Pat Apr 17 94’. One barrel flat has calibre detail ‘.25 Stevens’. The weapon is number '245'. The cocking, firing and take down actions work as they should. It has a steel butt plate, a fixed blade fore sight, and flip up ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. 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 17898
£575.00

**QUALITY MAKER** C1850, French Nobleman’s LEFAURE A PARIS Double Barrel 20 Bore Muzzle Loading Percussion Shotgun With Inlaid Gold Decoration. Sn 17930 - 17930
The French gunsmith LeFaure was active from the late 18th century until the 1830s and trained under Nicolas-Noël Boutet: gunmaker for King Louis XVI and Napoleon Bonaparte and the artistic director of the armoury at Versailles. He is widely considered by many to be the most talented gunmaker in French history and heavily influenced many other gunmakers throughout the 19th century. LeFaure & his sons made quality Shotguns & pistols and had several patents of their own. This is an excellent double barrel shotgun made by LeFaure. It has excellent all original Walnut furniture with chequered panels at the wrist and fore stock. The top of the wrist has a gold escutcheon with engraved stylised Wolf’s head. The shotgun with double 28”, steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. The barrel’s bore have been lightly used and are clean. It measures 45” overall. The barrel has a small post fore sight sat on traces of gold plated decoration and centre rib signed by the maker ‘LEFAURE A PARIS within panel and foliate decoration all inlaid in gold which is repeated on both sides of the action. The barrels have gold inlaid lines at the breech and inlaid silver breech roundels. The action, hammers and trigger guard with extended tang and Pineapple finial have quality foliate engraved decoration. The cocking & firing actions of the weapon work as they should. The shotgun has its original wood ram rod with brass end cap. The price for this quality piece 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 17930
£1,495.00

**MINT BORE**Swiss Military Schmidt-Rubin Model 1889 7.5 x 53.5 mm Obsolete Calibre Straight Pull Rifle With Model 1918 Elsener Schwyz Victoria Bayonet, Scabbard & Frog. A 1046 - A 1046
In 1882 Eduard Rubin began testing the first small-calibre copper-jacketed bullet which could successfully withstand high velocities. In 1885, this round was combined with Rudolf Schmidt's first straight-pull action resulting in the Swiss, Schmidt-Rubin Model 1889 7.5 x 53.5 mm Rifle. This is a very good example with excellent wood and metal work throughout. It measures 51 ½” overall with a 31" barrel. The bore is near mint, clean and bright with crisp rifling. The stock is stamped with Swiss Military marks and roundel with number ‘1’. The breech housing & barrel are stamped with matching serial numbers '145111'. There is no visible external number on the bolt. The bolt, breech, magazine and steel butt plate have Swiss cross military marks. The butt plate is numbered ‘6’ above ‘781’. It is complete with bayonet bar, sling swivels, adjustable rear sight and block & blade fore sight. Its cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The rifle comes with an original Swiss Model 1918 Schmidt Rubin, bayonet and scabbard with frog (see page 272, No. 608 of The Bayonet Book by Watts and White). The bayonet is in excellent condition. The smooth grips are of light wood and secured with two rivets. The polished steel pommel has a sprung push button bayonet release which works perfectly. It has a straight cross guard with muzzle ring numbered ‘967281’. On the underside of the cross guard it has the 'Swiss Cross' stamp. The ricasso is stamped by the manufacturer 'Elsener Schwyz Victoria'. The double edged polished steel blade with medial ridge is clean and measures 12" (17" overall). The scabbard is metal, painted black and is fitted with an original leather frog which has a retaining strap with buckle and large belt loop. The rear of the frog is impressed with Swiss cross mark, number ‘89’ and with indistinct manufacturer cartouche. The price includes UK delivery. 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. A 1046
£995.00

**RARE, ORIGINAL, EARLY PRODUCTION**, American Civil War, Sharps New Model 1863 .52” Capping Breech Loading Percussion Single Shot Rifle With Patch Box & Sling. A 1045 - A 1045
The Sharps was one of the best known percussion breech loading guns made by the Union during the American Civil War. Designed by Christian Sharps it featured a vertical sliding block at the breech end of the barrel. It utilsed a paper cartridge which, when the sliding beech was closed cut the end from the cartridge. The percussion system then fired the shot. The top of the barrel, left and right sides of the receiver have Sharps & R,S Lawrence patent markings (Lawrence was chief armourer at the sharps factory) and ‘New Model 1863’ designation. The action tang has faint numbers which appear to be ‘174’ indicating early production. The steel butt plate tang, action, frame and barrel have factory inspector’s marks. The rifle’s 30” barrel has just light staining consistent with age & crisp rifling (47” overall length). It has block and blade fore sight, ladder rear sight and sling swivels fitted with leather sling. The metal work has its original finish with even patina. The stock has just light bumps and bruises to be expected. The patch box has a hinged iron lid. The weapons loading and firing actions operate as they should. This is an excellent example of a scarce, highly desirable and historic Sharps rifle. 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. A 1045
£4,250.00
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