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BEST QUALITY, VERY RARE, Napoleonic Wars Era, British Officer’s Private Purchase Durs Egg Pattern 1800 Baker .650 Calibre Flintlock Rifle With Patch Box, Ram Rod & Brass Hilt Baker Sword Bayonet. Sn 16615 - 16615
Durs Egg (1748–1831) was a Swiss-born British gunmaker, noted for his quality pistols and rifles. Egg was apprenticed in Solothurn and Paris before establishing his own business in London in 1772. He was a contemporary of Joseph Manton, Jean Samuel Pauly and the uncle of Joseph Egg. 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 best quality, very rare, original, Baker rifle by Durs Egg. It has all original Walnut wood work and metal work all in excellent condition with bayonet bar, ‘v’ notch block rear sight, brass blade fore sight, steel ram rod and single sling swivel. The rifle measures 45 ¾” overall with a 30” round Damascus 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 and is signed by the maker ‘D. Egg London’. The lock is also signed by the maker ‘D. Egg’. It has a brass butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang, fore end barrel block and brass patch box with hinged lid and catch. The box contains a small quantity of pre-formed waxed patches. The stock has a figured cheek piece. The rifle cocks and dry fires perfectly. The rifle is accompanied by its original very rare, Baker rifle sword bayonet with broad 22 ½” long sharp steel blade and grooved brass handle with knuckle guard. The handle incorporates the correct bayonet release button. There are no visible manufacturer marks on the bayonet. The price for this very rare sought after Napoleonic Wars era rifle by a quality gunmaker with bayonet which is a must for any serious collector 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 16615
£9,750.00

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

RESERVED RESERVED Late 1700’s French / Continental Military 10 Bore Flintlock Musket With Brass Furniture. Sn 16416:24 - 16416:24
This is a Continental most likely French flintlock musket made sometime in the late 1700’s. It has all original wood which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age & service use. It has brass fittings including, butt plate with extended tang stamped ‘26’, typical French form fore end block incorporating blade fore sight, thick barrel bands and trigger guard with extended tang. The musket also has its original iron ramrod, single sling swivel, blade fore sight & groove rear sight. The 32 ½” barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The underside of the barrel has a military bayonet lug. The top of the barrel has proof / inspection marks (illustrated in image 2). The hammer is fitted with flint and the lock plate has indistinct etched lettering most likely a manufacturer’s signature (illustrated in image 2). Total length of the musket is 49”. The action works as it should. This is an antique 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 16416:24
£895.00

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

C1860 British Enfield Tower .700 Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Musket With Brass Furniture. Sn 16416:19 - 16416:19
This is an original Enfield Tower muzzle loading Percussion musket. The action plate is stamped on the With Victorian Queens 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 and trigger guard with extended tang. The musket also has its steel ramrod & block and blade fore sight. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. Total length is 52 ½” with a 32 ½” barrel. The barrel has Victorian proofs. 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 16416:19
£675.00

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

American 1851 U.S. Army Springfield Model 1842 Musket Converted To .69 Calibre Muzzle Loading Smoothbore Musketoon For Ball & Buckshot. Sn 16430 - 16430
The US Model 1842 Musket was a .69 calibre musket manufactured and used in the United States during the 19th Century. It is a continuation of the Model 1816 line of muskets but is generally referred to as its own model number rather than just a variant of the Model 1816. The Model 1842 was the last U.S. smoothbore musket. The Model 1842 was the first primary U.S. muskets to be produced with a percussion lock. Our example is dated 1851 and was converted, in the period, to a musketoon (short barrelled musket) for ball and buckshot. It has all original American walnut furniture which has just bumps and bruises to be expected. The wood has contemporary hand etched letters which appear to be ‘AIP’ (illustrated). The metal work has even patina. The musketoon measures 41 ½” overall with a 26” round steel barrel. The barrel has inspection marks ‘V P’ (illustrated). Its smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age. The weapon is fitted with brass blade fore sight, has a heavy military hammer, steel butt plate stamped ‘US’ (Army), sling swivels, steel barrel bands, fore end block and original steel cleaning rod. The action plate is marked with the American Eagle and 'U.S’ together with ‘Springfield’ & ‘1851’. The cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion firearm no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16430
£1,200.00
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