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Victorian, British Lacy & Co London, Officer’s Private Purchase Enfield 1839 Pattern .750 Calibre Percussion Service Musket. Sn 16768 - 16768
John George Lacy was an English London based Gunsmith first recorded as being in business between 1811-1815. In 1815 he went into partnership with David William Witton and they traded as Lacy & Co until 1833 at various London addresses including 63 Fenchurch Street and 13 Camomile Street. In 1836 the partnership ended. In 1853 Lacy is again recorded as operating as Lacy & Co (see pages 141 & 177 of British Gunmakers Vol.1 By Brown). This is an original British Enfield 1839 Pattern muzzle loading percussion service musket by Lacy & Co. The action plate is signed by the maker ‘Lacy & Co London’. It has all original walnut wood work which has just bumps and bruises consistent with age and use, brass butt plate, brass fore end block and brass trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle has its original steel ramrod, fixed fore & rear sights & sling swivels. The barrel’s 39” barrel is stamped with proof marks. It’s smooth bore is clean. The cocking & firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB This is an antique muzzle loading percussion musket and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16768
£1,275.00

AS FOUND UN-CLEANED, English, C1840 Baker London 1.5 Bore Percussion Blunderbuss With Brass Cannon Barrel & Integral Folding Bayonet. Sn 16726 - 16726
This an excellent Flintlock Blunderbuss in as found, un-cleaned condition. This Blunderbuss is 30” overall with a 14” brass cannon barrel stepped to octagonal towards the breech with flared muzzle. The smooth bore has just staining & residue consistent with age & use. The flared muzzle opening is a large 36mm (approx. 1.5 Bore). It has a Dolphin hammer, Walnut full stock, brass mounts including butt plate, trigger guard with acanthus bud finial & ramrod flute. The trigger guard and butt plate have engraved foliate decoration. The steel action plate has foliate engraved decoration and is signed 'BAKER' (most likely Ezekiel Baker (1758-1836) was apprentice to the famous English Gun Smith Henry Nock of Wilkinson Sword fame before establishing himself as a quality gunmaker in his own right with various premises in London. Between 1823-1854 Baker is recorded operating as E.Baker & Son at Size Yard, Whitechapel Road , 49 Tenter Street & 7 Union Street, London (his son Ezekiel John Baker died in 1841). Baker was the inventor of the ‘Baker Rifle’ which was adopted by the British Army in 1800 and made quality firearms for Royalty. See page 139 of the book British Gunmakers Volume 1 London by Nigel Brown). The action also has a safety bolt feature. The top of the barrel is signed ‘London’. It has its original wood ramrod with horn end cap and worm with screw off brass cover. The blunderbuss has its original 10 ¼” long integral folding bayonet mounted on top of the barrel which is retained by a spring clip at the muzzle end & sliding catch at the breech. The spring clip works correctly. The triangular blade has a central fuller. The weapon’s cocking and firing actions work as they should. The brass of this piece has even, dark, aged patina and professionally cleaned would look spectacular. The price for this Blunderbuss worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a private collection or display. Sn 16726
£1,695.00

MASSIVE, C1790 Indian North West Frontier Match Lock 8 Bore Musket With Cannon Barrel & Ram Rod. Sn 16633 - 16633
The matchlock was the first mechanism, or "lock" invented to facilitate the firing of a hand-held firearm. This design removed the need to lower by hand a lit match into the weapon's flash pan and made it possible to have both hands free to keep a firm grip on the weapon at the moment of firing and more importantly, to keep both eyes on the target. This is a C1790 Indian matchlock musket as used against British troops on the North West Frontier. It has a 4 Feet 1 Inch long 8 bore cannon barrel with flared muzzle and measures 5 feet 8 Inches overall length. The bore has typical residue and staining. It has a wood stock which has knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. It has a metal bar press trigger on the underside of the stock which correctly moves the 'match holder' arm to the metal powder pan arm and iron ram rod. The metal has even patina to be expected of a native Indian weapon of its age. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique matchlock musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16633
£475.00

MINT BORE, Victorian, British M. Sparrow King Military Pattern Enfield Pattern 1853 2 Band .577 Calibre Percussion Prize Rifle With Silver Escutcheon Monogram. Sn 16610 - 16610
This is an excellent, original British Military 2-band 1853 pattern Percussion prize rifle in .577" calibre. The action plate is signed ‘M. Sparrow King’ (unknown). It has excellent all original walnut stock with chequered panel wrist and fore stock. The stock is inlaid with silver plate roundel crisply engraved with stylised monogram. It has a steel butt plate, steel fore end block and trigger guard with extended tang. The rifle also has its original steel ramrod, ladder rear sight, military bayonet bar, sling swivels & block and blade fore sight. It has a heavy military hammer. The 33” barrel’s bore is pristine, clean with crisp rifling. The barrel has crisp proof / inspection marks. The metal work has all of its original blue finish. Total length is 49”. The cocking & firing actions work perfectly. This is an antique percussion rifle 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 16610
£1,975.00

1856 Continental Military 3 Band Muzzle Loading .600 Calibre Percussion Rifle With Unusual Integral Hinged Steel Nipple Guard. Sn 16416:26 - 16416:26
This is a very good Continental Military 1856 dated Percussion 3 Band Short Rifle. It has even patina to the metal work throughout. It has a heavy military percussion hammer. The action plate is signed with partial mark ‘P. Garci ??’ below ‘Crown O’ mark, number ‘N2773’ and ‘1856’ date. The action has an unusual integral hinged nipple guard. It's 38" barrel (55” overall) has a rifled barrel which has staining & residue consistent with age & use. It has its original steel ramrod & sling swivels. The rifle also has a steel fore end block, brass trigger guard, steel barrel bands, steel butt plate with indistinct inspection mark, block fore sight and ladder rear sight. It has all original dark wood stock. The rifle cocks & dry fires as it should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading percussion rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16416:26
£975.00

1850 French Military Tulle Arsenal 2 Band Muzzle Loading .750 Calibre Percussion Short Rifle. Sn 16416:25 - 16416:25
This is a very good French Military 1850 dated Tulle Arsenal Percussion 2 Band Short Rifle. It has even patina to the metal work throughout. It has a heavy military percussion hammer and the action plate is crisply engraved with French Tulle Arsenal detail. It's 29" barrel (45 ½” overall) has a rifled barrel which has staining & residue consistent with age & use. The barrel is dated 1850 and has inspection marks (all illustrated). It has its original steel ramrod & sling swivels. The rifle also has a steel fore end block, steel trigger guard, barrel bands, butt plate, blade fore sight and ‘v’ notch block rear sight. It has all original dark wood stock. The rifle cocks & dry fires as it should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading percussion rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16416:25
£875.00

MINT BORE, Victorian British Volunteer/ Militia Private Purchase Thomas Turner, Birmingham .577 Snider Obsolete Calibre MK III 3 Band Rifle. Sn 16524 - 16524
This is a quality private purchase .577 Calibre Snider, MK III 3 Band Rifle retailed by Thomas Turner Birmingham. It has all original Walnut woodwork throughout. Its steel action plate is signed by the retailer Thomas Turner, Fisher Street, Birmingham. The breech has a proof / inspection mark. It has a brass butt plate, trigger guard & fore end block. The rifle measures 55” overall with a 36 ½” barrel. The exterior of the barrel has old stable pitting but the bore is near mint with crisp well defined rifling. It is complete with sling swivel, ram rod, block and blade fore sight, ladder rear sight & heavy military hammer. Its cocking and firing action works perfectly. This is an antique, obsolete calibre weapon and no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16524
£975.00

Late 1700’s – Early 1800’s British Enfield Tower .800 Calibre Muzzle Loading Flintlock Musket With Brass Furniture. Sn 16416:23 - 16416:23
This is an original Enfield Tower muzzle loading flintlock musket made sometime in the late 18th century or early 19th century. The action plate is stamped on the With Crown and 'Tower’ (Enfield). It has all original wood stock which has bumps and bruises consistent with age and use, brass butt plate, fore end block, ram rod flutes and trigger guard with extended tang. The musket also has its iron ramrod, sling swivels & block fore sight. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. Total length is 53” with a 36” barrel. The barrel has proofs. The hammer is fitted with flint and the cocking and firing action works as it should. This is an antique muzzle loading flintlock musket 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 16416:23
£1,175.00

C1860's British Army In India Officer’s Private Purchase Manton & Co Calcutta & London Enfield Pattern 3 Band .600 Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Musket. Sn 16416:20 - 16416:20
The Manton family were English gunmakers beginning with John in the early 1800's, then his younger brother Joseph who operated circa 1825-35. J. Manton and Son operated circa 1832-1862 and J. Manton & Co is later listed as operating in London and Calcutta. This is a British Army In India Officer’s Private Purchase Manton & Co Calcutta & London Enfield Pattern 3 Band .600 Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Musket. The action plate is stamped With stylised Queen’s Crown. It has all original wood stock which has bumps and bruises consistent with age and use and a contemporary repair to the wood near to the top of the action plate. The repair is stable & secure. The wood is stamped with small numbers (illustrated). It has a steel butt plate, fore end block & trigger guard with extended tang numbered ‘35162’. The rifle also has its steel ramrod, block and blade fore sight, sling swivels and bayonet lug. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. Total length is 49” with a 32 ¾” barrel. The barrel has proofs and is signed ‘Manton & Co Calcutta & London’. The cocking and firing action works as it should. This is an antique muzzle loading percussion musket 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 16416:20
£795.00

RARE, American Civil War Era Austrian Model 1854 .54 Calibre Lorenz Rifled Musket (1861 Springfield) Converted To Breech Capping Loading Regiment Marked ’51.1/7’ & Leather Sling. Sn 16430a - 16430a
The Lorenz rifle was an Austrian rifle used in the mid 19th Century. It was used in several European wars, and also featured prominently in the U.S. Civil War. The Lorenz rifle was designed by Austrian Lieutenant Joseph Lorenz on similar design principles as the 1861 Springfield Armoury Rifled Musket. It was first approved for manufacture in 1854, and was Austria's first all-new infantry firearm in decades. The Lorenz rifle was the third most widely used rifle during the American Civil War. The Union recorded purchases of 226,924 and the Confederacy bought as many as 100,000. This original Lorenz rifle was converted in the period to breech capping loading. It has standard steel lock and furniture and undamaged walnut stock with figured check piece all in excellent condition. The metal work has even patina. The weapon has several small indistinct inspection marks and the steel butt plate tang is Regiment marked ’51.1/7’. It has sling swivels fitted with leather sling and original steel ram rod, It has a brass blade fore sight and flip up ladder rear sight. The bore of the musket’s 35” round steel barrel is clean and the rifling crisp. The rifle measures 53” overall length. The weapon’s loading, cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this rare piece 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 16430a
£1,695.00
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