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We buy and sell 18th & 19th Century antique military rifles, carbines, pistols, especially Martini-Henry, Winchester, Marlin, Remington, Colt, Spencer, Sharps', Derringers, de-activated weapons and accoutrements of the 1st & 2nd World War, bayonets and some edged weapons.

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Pair Of Joseph Egg Officers Pistols, Cased Garniture Outfit. This is a very impressive outfit, consisting of a pair of Officers, single shot, percussion Holster Pistols, each clearly signed to the lock " "Joseph Egg", and to the flat top of the 8" 16 Bore barrels "Joseph Egg 1 Piccadilly London" The Barrels are round, with a flat top, to a superb, unblemished, fine browned damascus, with a small bead foresight. The sidelock, Dolphin hammer, upper rear barrel tang, with rear V sight, trigger guard with pineapple finial, and butt cap, are all finely engraved. There is a steel captive hinged ramrod to each pistol.The original, one piece walnut stocks are to a fine oiled finish, with very fine, quality checkering to the grip stock. Now to a superb patina, with only very minor dings of age. Actions to 1/2 and full cock, are strong, and each nipple is intact, and original. The o/a length 13.25". Contained in a substantial, period Oak Case, fitted and lined with green beige. Ensuite is a small, double turn over barrelled, percussion pocket pistol , with 1.5" turn off barrels [ working], a boxlock percussion action, very sound and strong to 1/2 and full cock, releasing a concealed trigger. There is a sliding safety. The lock is finely engraved, inscribed "Taylor" to the LHS, and "Beverley" to the RHS. Each barrel is 100 bore. There is a rounded walnut grip. O/a in vg condition, and length 5-3/4". The many compartments contain an ebony ramrod, with brass worm, a C &W.H "Fire Proof" brass flask, an C & W. Hawksley brass flask, a 16 Bore and 100 bore Mold, a Cap tin, a Bone Percussion Cap container, a leather cap bag, 3 turnsscrew, and a nipple screw all with ebony handles. The 2 covered compartments contain 16 and 100 bore lead balls respectively. The case has a stand up, hinged lid, with a trade label fixed to the lid interior. The lid is retained by brass catches ... there is a complete lock, with brass escutcheon, but no key. To the exterior, is an original, hinged, round brass lifter/handle. The case has brass, inlet brass corners.. There are no splits or cracks, and is to a typical oak patina of the era, with some dings of age and use. This case measures ...24-5/8" X 9-1/2" X 3-1/4". Joseph Egg, was the son of the brother of Durs Egg, and was a prolific maker of guns, and surgical Instruments, He worked in London from 1800, and among his various outlets, including a partnership with Tatham & Egg, he worked at No 1 Piccadilly, Nr the Haymarket, London. C 1830 - 40. More Photos available on request.
18th Century Rifled Cavalry Carbine By H Nock. A superb quality Flintlock Cavalry Carbine by Henry Nock. It has a 28" round barrel, octagonal at the breech, with 2 Proof marks. There is a small V notched rear sight, and a single bladed foresight. There is superb grade one 7 groove rifled bore, with a recessed smooth bore for the first 3-4 cms at the muzzle, to facilitate the loading of a patched ball. To the top of the breech is inscribed .... "London No 9". The lockplate is stamped .."H Nock" There is a Swan necked Hammer, with an original Jaw and Cock Plate. The Strike Plate, raised waterproof Pan, and Frizzen, are all original. All metal work is to a fine, smooth gray patina of age, no pitting, and fine speckling. The brass trigger guard is stamped ..."C.Y.C", which apparently means the "Cobham Yeomanry Cavalry". There is a brass Butt Plate, and 2 brass Ramrod pipes. The iron Ramrod is original. To the LHS of the stock, opposite the Lockplate, is a sling bar, and sling ring. The one p[iece walnut stock is in excellent condition, with only very minor dings of age, and overall, to a pleasing patina. The type of rifling in this carbine, was used in early trials for the British Military, but that as used in the Baker Rifle prevailed. The action to 1/2 and full cock is strong and sound. A fine, and excellent example, and totally original. C1795
19th C Pattern 1807 New Land Pattern 16 Bore Cavalry Flintlock Pistol. This is a nice, clean example of the type of Pistol as carried by the British Cavalry during the Napoleonic Wars, including Waterloo, The Peninsular Wars' etc. With a standard 9 inch round barrel, now to a silver/grey smooth patina, which has 2 proof marks to the top rear LHS, and is smooth bored, as standard. The lock is clearly stamped with a Royal Crown/GR, issue mark, and Tower mark. There is a Ring Necked cock, raised rainproof pan, Frizzen, and hinged Steel. Action to 1/2 & full cock is sound and strong, activated by a single steel trigger.. The one piece Walnut stock is in vg condition, now to a nice and pleasant dark patina, with only minor dings of age and use, and no apparent cracks or splits The furniture is brass, including the butt cap, and the trigger guard stamped "T/44". This example displays the armourers strengthening brass insert, just to the rear of the ramrod groove [ a known weak spot]. There is the standard hinged steel ramrod. The o/a length is 15 inches.
19th Century DB Breech Loading 11 Bore Hammer Shot Gun. A fine example of an 11 bore double barrel shot gun, with 2-5/8 chambers, which takes a 10 bore cartridge. It has 30" fine, single twist barrels, and a similar top rib, which is stamped "R Rees". These are in a beautifull smooth and attractive condition. Both smooth bores are vg, and in an unpitted, bright condition. Both locks are engraved, as are the 2 hammers, which are activated by 2 triggers, enclosed with a trigger guard. There is a walnut shoulder stock, with fine chequering to the wrist, and a removable, chequerd part forestock. Both in vg condition, with minor dings of use, and to a great patina of age, The standard lever adjacent to the trigger guard, is used to "break open" the breech, for loading the 2 cartridges. The removable barrels are clearly stamped beneath with "11" and Birmingham black powder proof marks. The action of the hammers are strong to 1/2 and full cock. Many of this type of shot gun were made by Birmingham gunsmiths, and then sold by retailers, such as in this case. An opportunity to acquire a fine shotgun in an Obsolete caliber. C 1875
19th Century French Chassepot M1866 Sword Bayonet And Scabbard. Offered for sale is an Antique French military Rifle Bayonet, made for the Model 1866 Chassepot 11 mm Needle fire, Bolt Action Rifle. Known as the M1866, it has a 575mm fullered blade. This example is in excellent condition, with a finely finished steel curved blade, with no pitting, very minor stain marks, and 2 small proof marks stamped to the RHS recasse, Clearly stamped in script form, to the top of the flat of the blade is the following.."Mfe d'Armes de St.Etienne Mars 1874" . To the LHS of the hilt guard are further proof marks, and the serial number FG 28853. The brass hilt grip is in excellent condition, with a working release button. The excellent, steel scabbard is finished correctly "In the Bright", stamped with a Matching serial number ...FG 28853, and complete with a frog attachment. All in 1st class condition. NB Later examples had a black painted scabbard..
19th Century US Remington O/U Double Barrel 41 cal RF Derringer Pistol. Offered for Sale is a superb example of this very collectable Antique derringer pistol, made between 1866 to 1935. With 3" superposed barrels, which pivot upwards for loading, facilitated by a pivoting key' plus a sliding ejector to the LHS. It has a high % of original blue finish, now thinning, to a smooth fine patina, as has also the frame, and grip straps, with wear on a few high spots.. The action is very strong to 1/2 and full cock, activated by a sheathed trigger. The rifled bore is excellent ,with only very minor patches of wear. The hinges are sound, and tight, and not cracked. The original birds head grips are in checkered hard rubber, and are in very good condition. This is the Type 11,, known as the 3rd Model, with "Remington Arms Co. Ilion.N.Y." clealy stamped to the top barrel flat, indicating manufacture between 1888 to 1911, ... total production 80000.
19th Century Webley Pattern RIC 442 CF 6 Shot Revolver, By Westley Richards. Offered for Sale is an Antique example of this very popular 19th Century, revolver. Originally manufactured for the Royal Irish Constabulary C 1867, and then widely supplied for general British Military Service, and Armies and Police Forces throughout the world, many made or retailed by other makers. This example, is stamped "Westley Richards & Co". It has a 4 inch sighted barrel, with a good rifled bore, with some staining. The notched cylinder rotates accurately with either the Double, or Single Action, which is very sound and strong. There is a hinged loading gate to the RHD of the cylinder. Complete with a standard lanyard ring. All metal work is now to a no finish, grey patina of age and use, with generalised stain and speckling. The 2 Birmingham proof marks are now worn, but just visible. on the LHS rear of the barrel, but there is a clear Birmingham proof mark, stamped to the cylinder. Complete with it's original one piece checkered wrap round Walnut grip, in excellent condition. Westley Richards flourished from 1812, and was carried on from 1865 by Westley Richards Jnr.
1st WW British Officers marching Compass Dated 1917, Case 1916. Offered for sale is a complete British Officers Marching Compass. Manufactured in brass, with the hinged lid, finished in black, and inscribed "Verners Pattern"  The lid has a glass viewing lid, with a central hairline sight. The MOP disc is pivoted on a central spindle, in a dry field, with a clearly graduated periphery. Action is activated by a side mounted button. There is a hinged prismatic viewer, and a brass finger ribbon. To the rear, clearly stamped "F-L/No 91121/1917"WD <. In working order. Contained in it's original leather carrying case, stamped  "C&R  Brinsley 1916". All leather is in vg condition, with sound stitching, complete tabs/buckles, and a complete leather shoulder strap. 
2nd World War Engineers Clinometer A single rotating brass measuring barrel, mounted on a black finished metal frame. Inscribed "P.T.I.Co.Ltd 1943". In it's fitted wood case, with calibration certificate, signed, and dated 1944. Lid inscribed "Pilkin London 1944" Fine o/a condition
2nd WW British Officers Prismatic Marching Compass, With Original Pouch. Nice, working, British Army Officers Prismatic Marching Compass of the 2nd WW. Of standard design, made out of brass, to a black anti glare finish, with small areas now showing wear from use, and in o/a vg and original condition. The hinged lid has a glass port, fitted with a sighting line. The main body has an MOP pivoted graduated disc, dammpened by fluid. The glass cover is complete, and uncracked. There is a freely moving, graduated bezel, that can be locked by a side device. The hinged prism is clear, and there is an intact finger ribbon. To the reverse: "T.G.Co Ltd/London/No48396/1940/Mk 111" and also with a WD arrow. The anti slip ring is intact. Recently fully serviced, and in working order. Complete with an original 2nd WW, military webbing belt Pouch, dated 1942
2nd WW Btitish 6x30 Field Binoculars By Taylor Hobson. Original Case. Offered for Sale is a fine pair of 2nd WW field Binoculars, manufactured by Taylor Hobson,, dated 1943, and with the WD Arrow clearly marked.  Manufactured in brass, with a stippled black finish, in exceptional condition. Left and Right individual eye focus, which turn smoothly, resulting in excellent Optic.  The webbing neck sling is in vg condition.  Complete with it's original webbing carrying case, the inside of the lid stamped "M.E.Co 1941 WD arrow."  The lid closes with a snap stud. The original webbing shoulder strap, is also in fine condition.  I would say that this is one of the finest examples of this particular binocular sets, that I have ever handled.  It would appear that following the end of the 2nd WW, it was reissued in 1954.
2nd WW Cased German U boat, Kriegsmarine 7X50 Naval Binoculars By Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Offered for sale is an excellent example of these very collectable 2nd WW German, Cased, U Boat, Kriegsmarine Naval Binoculars, made by Ernst Leitz, Wetzlar. They have all the standard attributes, including partially rubber armoured cover, all of which is in superb condition, especially the eye piece flaps. The remainder has a stippled black colour coat, again, intact. There is individual eye lens focus, and built in desiccator cartridges. There is an intact neck sling. The lens system has Porro 11 prisms. Optics are clear and unclouded, with a clear image. Note that left and right eye lenses can be individually focussed. Beneath the rubber armour to the LHS turret shoulder, is stamped "beh" [ this is the 2nd WW code for Leitz], and "7X50",and also, the serial number "469824".It is important to note that this series of Kriegsmarine [KM] instruments, did not have the KM mark stamped to the actual binocular. However, the original black leather case does have the KM Eagle plus "M" motif, clearly stamped to the lid exterior. Also, the date 1944 and "beh" [ code for Ernst Leitz], is stamped to the case top front. The lid hinge is intact, leatherwork is intact, with some minor surface marks, and the leather shoulder sling is intact. Case measures 10 inches in height
2nd WW Cased German U boat, Kriegsmarine 7X50 Naval Binoculars. This is an outstanding example of these iconic 2nd WW German U Boat, Kriegsmarine Naval Binoculars, made by Leitz Wetzlar. They have all the standard attributes, including partially rubber armoured cover, all of which is in superb condition, especially the eye piece flaps. The remainder has a stippled black colour coat, again, intact. There is individual eye lens focus, and built in desiccator cartridges. The lens system has Porro 11 prisms. Optics are clear and unclouded, with accurate focus. Beneath the rubber armour to the LHS turret shoulder, is stamped .."beh" and "7X50", and also, the serial number .."461932". It is important to note that this series of Kriegsmarine [KM] instruments, did not have the KM mark stamped to the actual binocular. However, this is clearly stamped to the lid exterior of the original, excellent, leather, black finished, fitted carrying case. This case is in 1st class condition, with an intact riveted hinge, and closing, strap. Stamped to the top front edge of the main case is ..."beh 1943". Complete with flaps within the lid interior, which were intended to house filters, if required. There are also leather belt straps to the rear, and a complete, and probably original black finished leather shoulder sling. The binoculars measure 9 inches, and the case, 10 inches in height. Please note that I also have for sale, a fine condition German Kriegsmarine Naval Sextant by C.Plath [ Item 50226]. and I would be willing to sell both together for a negotiated discount.
2nd WW German Kriegsmarine 7X50 Naval Binoculars By Ernst Leitz Offered for Sale is a very fine example of the classic 2nd WW Binoculars, as used by the German Kriegsmarine, which was mainly for Naval and Coastal use.. Manufactured to a black stippled finish [ a form of water proof leather, to a brass substructure], with individual focus to left and right eyepieces. The RHS shoulder is clearly stamped .. 7 X 50/ beh... code for Ernst Leizt, KF, indicating Cold Resistant Lubricant [ wax lens lubricant] and Serial No 325738. The LHS shoulder clearly stamped with the Kriegmarine Eagle with Swastika and "M", a reference number [ 23022], indicating manufacture 1940 -1943, and "N", indicating North Sea Coastal use.  There is an original bakerlite Benutzencap, and an original and intact retaining rubber cord. The leather neck sling appears to be original,and in vg condition. The optics are very clean and clear, with accurate focus.  The o/a height is 8-3/4 inches [ 22 cms]. Contained in it's original black leather case, again in exceptional condition, with it's original intact riveted hinge, ensuring closure of the deep lid. This contains clips for  eye shields [ missing],  and leather pouches, containing original grey and yellow ocular filters. There is a clear Kriegmarine logo to the lid exterior, and "Ernst Leitz" and 1940 to the front top rim. Complete with it's intact leather shoulder sling, in vg condition. The case measures to an o/a height ..12 inches [ 30 cms] The overall condition is very good, with only slight wear to paintwork on high spots. The stippled finish is virtually perfect.
2nd WW German UBoat 7x50 Binoculars By Carl Zeiss blc. Offered for Sale, is this excellent Pair of UBoat Binoculars, as exclusively carried in the German UBoat fleet of the 2nd WW.  These were manufactured from 1941 - 1945.  The majority, as is this example, were made by Carl Zeiss, but a few were also made by Emil Busch [ cxn].   The Third model was made from 1943 - 1945, and identified by the partial  rubber armour, and the presence of tilting rubber eye caps, to a larger eye lens. These binoculars were made with a waterproof cast metal housing. Porro 1 In order to ensure complete waterproof capabilities, the eye lenses were fixed focus, preferably to the eye of the user. The only way this could be adjusted, was to use a special screwdriver, for internal focus alteration.. It is painted with a special, smooth, light green paint, and this example retains a high % of this original paint, with no corrosion. Stamped to the RHS shoulder, is "7x50/57807/blc".  Dessicant Cartridges are incorporated within the housing.  The optics are excellent and clear. The objective diameter ...1.97 inches [50mm]., and lenses are coated. Complete with a neck sling. Please note that the Okularschtzkappe [ Benutzen  or user cap], is, as often the case, missing. This was attached by a rubber Cord, which often perishes, and then breaks.  This acts as a rain cover to the eye lenses. Otherwise, one of the better examples of this hard to find, Iconic German UBoat Binoculars.    H 6.30 inches Width 8.82 inches. Weight 3.62lbs.
A 19th C. Cased US 32 Rim Fire Revolver. This is a nice, small, 5 shot pocket revolver, one of the many examples manufactured in the latter part of the 19th Century, and this particular one, known as the "Sterling". It has a 2-3/4" octagon barrel, a 5 chamber cylinder, with a sheathed trigger. With an original Nickel Plated finish, in o/a vg condition, with only a few minor areas of wear. Action to 1/2 and full cock, is sound to all chambers. The rifled bore now shows signs of wear. The 2 piece, GP grips, are finely checkered, and in excellent condition, Contained in an original 19th Century English pistol case, in quality mahogany, fitted to the interior, and lined in a fine blue material. There is a tray for 22 rounds, but is vacant. The hinged lid is retained by an original lock and key, with a brass eschutcheon to the key hole, and a vacant brass plaque to the lid. There is a trade label to the lid interior, probably a retailer of guns, as well as a manufacturer. The case measures 8" X 5-3/8" X 2", and is in excellent condition, with no chips, splits, or cracks, and to a pleasant dark patina of age.
A 19th Century British Military Snider-Enfield .577 cal.Rifle This is a very fine example of a British military Rifle, that began life as a Model P53 Muzzle loading percussion Musket. It was a Mk 3, and as such is stamped to the lock plate.... "Enfield 1859", and a Royal crown. It was then refurbished at the London Armoury Co in 1861 [ There is a roundall to this effect stamped to the Shoulder Stock]. Around 1866, it was then Converted to firing a metallic cartridge ...the Snider mechanism is a type 11. In it's existing form, it has a 39" round barrel, with a thinning smooth blued finish. It has a vg rifled bore, and the breech mechanism takes a .577 calibre metallic cartridge. The action to 1/2 & full cock is sound, and there is a cap, retained by a chain, to protect the CF plunger. The original one piece walnut stock is in vg condition, with minor dings and bruises of use, and now to a patina of age. Apart from the roundall, there is "DC" also stamped to the shoulder stock .... indicating that this rifle was issued to the Canadian Army, in the District of Columbia. There are 3 barrel bands, a rear ladder sight to 900 yards, and an original clearing/ramrod. The leather sling appears to be original, attached to the rifle by 2 sling swivels. O/a, a fine example of a rifle that had 2 lives, and is in excellent condition. The o/a length is 55". It has an original socket bayonet, with a leather scabbard, at extra cost.
A 19th Century Remington 41cal RF Double Barrelled Deringer Pistol A superb example of this very collectable deringer pistol, made between 1866 to 1935. With 3" superposed barrels, which pivot upwards for loading, facilitated by a pivoting key' plus a sliding ejector to the LHS. It has a high % of blue finish, now thinning, to a smooth fine patina, as has also the frame, and grip straps. The action is very strong to 1/2 and full cock, activated by a sheathed trigger. The rifled bore is very good, ,with only very minor patches of wear. The hinges are sound and not cracked. The original birds head grips are in checkered hard rubber, and are in very good condition. This is the Type 11,, known as the 3rd Model, with "Remington Arms Co. Ilion.N.Y." clealy stamped to the top barrel flat, indicating manufacture between 1888 to 1911, ... total production 80000. .. No 433 is stamped to the rear of the bottom of the lower barrel....this will be a stock/production number.
A 19th Century US Remington 41 Cal.Rim Fire O/U Twin Barrelled Pistol Offered for Sale is a superb example of this very collectable Antique derringer pistol, made between 1866 to 1935. With 3" superposed barrels, which pivot upwards for loading, facilitated by a pivoting key' plus a sliding ejector to the LHS. It has a high % of blue finish, now thinning, to a smooth fine patina, as has also the frame, and grip straps, with wear on a few high spots.. The action is very strong to 1/2 and full cock, activated by a sheathed trigger. The rifled bore is very good, ,with only very minor patches of wear. The hinges are sound, and tight, and not cracked. The original birds head grips are in checkered hard rubber, and are in very good condition. This is the Type 11,, known as the 3rd Model, with "Remington Arms Co. Ilion.N.Y." clealy stamped to the top barrel flat, indicating manufacture between 1888 to 1911, ... total production 80000.
A 19th Century, British, Pinfire This is a relatively rare example of a British, small, 7mm, pin fire pistol, with 6 revolving short, 1-3/4" barrels, mounted in a metal frame. There are Birmingham proofs, stamped to each barrel flute. All metalwork now to a smooth, thinning, blue/grey patina. There is a foldawy trigger, and a loading gate to the RHS rear of the barrels. The 2 piece grips are of quality checkerd wood, with an ejector rod screwed into the bottom of the grip frame Complete with a contoured, knaped leather, metal framed purse, with snap shut clasps. Carried by Gamblers, Card Sharps, etc .... C 1875
A 19th. CENTURY PERCUSSION 60 BORE SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. A nice compact single shot percussion rifle, with a 22" octagonal barrel, now to a plumb light brown patina, with no pitting, and a multigroove bore, with clear rifling, and no pitting. There is a quality one piece walnut stock, with a flame effect grain, minor dings and bruises, of age and use. There is a single small rear "V" sight. There is a Dolphin style percussion hammer, to a plain side plate. Complete with an original wooden rammer. The o/a length is 38". C 1860
A 1st WW British Offers Prismatic Compass, dated 1917, With Case This is a standard example of a Prismatic Marching Compass, a used by a British Officer during the 1st WW. Manufactured in Brass, with a standard oxidised finish to the hinged lid, now thinning. Stamped to the lid is Verner's Pattern. There is a graduated mop disc, mounted on a single pivot,in a dry field, activated/deactivated by a side catch. The bezel rotates ok. In working order, and viewed through a hinged prismatic lens. Complete with a brass finger ring. The glass covers to the main body, and lid, are intact and clear. To the reverse ..F-L/No 109246/1917..and WD arrow. There is a complete anti slip ring to the base. Complete with an original leather case, with hinged lid,sound stitching and tabs/buckles...stamped Carstin & Co Ltd 1918. The name of the owner is marked to the rear, but is worn and illegible ...possibly a Lt. in the Army
A 1st WW Petty Officers Naval Sword, With Original Scabbard. This is a fine example of a British Naval Petty Officers Sword. With a 31" fullered blade, in excellent, unblemished condition, finely etched with the Royal Crowned Cypher, and a Naval Anchor under Crown. Maker "J.Friedberg/Queen St/Portsea" is stamped to the neck of the blade, as is the full Proof mark to the reverse. All etching is clear and unmarked. The brass Hilt has a Crowned Anchor, and a Shark Skin Grip. The Original leather sheath has mounted brass furniture, with 2 brass hangers. C1916
A 1st WW Signal Regiment Telescope, Dated 1917, Tripod Dated 1940. Offered for Sale is an original 1st WW British Army Signal Regiment Field Telescope. Manufactured in Brass, with original leather cover to the main body, with sound stitching, and tabs. There are 3 brass draw pulls, the 3rd fully and clearly signed as follows .. "Tel.Sig.[Mk lV]also G.S/J.H.Dallmeyer London/1917 /WD Arrow/No 28629". There are one or two minor dents to the brass work. Complete with leather end caps, retained by a leather shoulder sling, all in good condition, with complete stitching, tabs and buckles. With a 2" objective lens, giving excellent optics, and sound smooth focus. There is a spare leather container, attached to the sling, with another eyepiece lens. Both eyepiece lenses are Low Power. Fully extended length is 33-1/2 inches, and closed, 11 inches. There is a sliding Sunshield, again covered with intact leather, with sound stitching. To complete this outfit, there is an original Short Tripod, with 3 wooden legs, steel tips, and brass telescope mount/clamp, fully stamped, and dated 1940. O/a length 22 inches. All in vg condition, with a firm clamp. Please note that I will be willing to sell the Telescope and tripod separately .... Telescope @ £395, Tripod @ £255
A 20th Century Cased "Amsler's Planimeter" Manufactured in metal by "Dupa", Germany. Length 8-3/4", in it's fitted morocco leather bound case. In o/a excellent condition. A more "modern" 20th century example of this instrument, C1930. These instruments were used by cartographers to measure irregular areas on maps, eg the area of a field.
A 2nd World War Inspectors Clinometer Mk 111 "Admiralty Pattern" A substantial instrument, with a brass measuring barrel, on a black metal frame, with 2 spirit levels, inscribed " E.R.Watts & Son Ltd, London 1942". Original calibration cetificate, signed, and dated, 1942. Contained in it's fitted wooden case, signed and dated to the lid, which has an acceptable fine crack. O/a vg condition.
A 2nd WW British Military Scout Regiment Telescope, With Full Leathers. A fine condition example of this field telescope, as used by British Snipers, during the 2nd WW. It has all the standard features, and is of brass, with the main body and sliding sunshield, covered in fine, smooth, dark tan coloured leather, with sound stitching. The 3 brass draws, run smoothly, and are to a fine, dent free patina. The Objective lens measures 2.00 inches, and focus and optics are sound and clear and clear. The eye piece has the standard rotating filter cover. The 3rd tube signed; "Tele.Sct. Regts Mk11s/H.C.R. Son Ltd/OS 126 GA/No 19562/WD arrow". Complete with an original 2 piece leather case, now to a fine smooth, patina, sound stitching, and blemish free, and in fine condition. The closing tab is complete with it's buckle. The complete leather shoulder strap is in very good condition, as is the closing buckle, and is probably original. The o/a extended length is 30" [76cms], and when fully closed ...10.5" [26cms]. C 1944.
A 2nd WW British Naval Divers Torch, By Siebe, Gorman London Offered for Sale is an Original 2nd WW British Divers Torch, manufactured in Brass. Clearly stamped to the main brass body "Siebe,Gorman&Co Ltd/Makers/London", and to the distal end "Siebe, Gorman/6230-99-942-7865".WD arrow. The main end unscrews, to reveal the interior, with a standard spring, ready for the insertion of batteries. The main glass lens is intact, the screw black seal is intact, and the 3 standard vertical feet, attached to the face ring, are undamaged. Generally, to an excellent, polished and lacquered finish, with no damage or dents. The o/a length is 11-1/4 inches [28.5 cms]
A British 18th Century Long Seaservice Flintlock Pistol This is a very good example of what is now a rare piece of British Military history. It has a standard 12" round barrel, of 24 bore, now to a silver grey patina of age, with some minor speckling, and 2 proofs, stamped to the rear LHS. The lock is clearly stamped with the Royal Cypher [ Crown/GR], "Tower", and a small crown /2. There is the standard ring necked cock, Frizzen spring, raised pan, and hinged Steel. Action to 1/2 & full cock is strong and sound. There is an original one piece walnut stock, with no cracks, minor dings of use, and now to a great dark patina of age. The brass furniture, including the trigger guard, butt cap, and ramrod pipe, is original, as is the complete ramrod, with a brass tip. To the LHS to the lockplate, is a brass reverse plate, and an original steel belt hook, stamped with a small crown. The o/a length ...19" This type of pistol would have been carried by Naval Captains. C 1750 - 1815. Used in many wars, including the French and Indian wars, the American Revolution, Battle of Trafalgar 1805, and the Napoleonic wars, including the Peninsular wars of 1802 - 1814. Later versions were made with a shorter 9" barrel, and a steel ramrod.
A BritishMilitary Brunswick Rifle, Second Model Offered for sale is this antique example of what was the first Percussion rifle, adopted by the British Army, and after early designs with the 1st Model, this was evolved and developed to incorporate the adoption of the side-lock, in place of the back action. These were produced in quantity from 1845. The round barrel measures 30", calibre 0.704 inches, with 2 broad angular grooves, to take a belted lead ball.. It has a standard 2 leaf backsight, used at 200-300 yards.. The lockplate is stamped "Crown/VR" "1851/Enfield" plus Issue stamp. The percussion action is strong to both 1/2 & full cock. The original one piece walnut stock is in vg condition, finely grained, to a deep patina of age, with no splits or cracks. There are only minor dings of use. Barrel attached by 3 flat keys. There is a standard brass Patch Box to the RHS Shoulder Stock, with a hinged lid, and compartments. The Trigger guard, Butt Cap. and Fore Cap are all brass. There are 2 sling Swivels, and an original Iron Ramrod, retained by 2 brass pipes. The Bayonet bar, attached to the RHS of the muzzle end of the barrel has a Mid placed notch. typical of the 2nd Model. This rifles were issued to Militia units, and were used in the Crimean War 1854. An o/a excellent example.
A CASED 32 Cal. RIM FIRE TRANTER REVOLVER. This is a vg clean example of a 6 shot .32Cal. Rim Fire Cartridge revolver. The o/a length is 8", with a 3-1/2" Octagonal barrel, and "Tranter's Patent" to the LHS breech. Finish to a plum/blue patina, with no pitting. Bore is good. Action to half and full cock, crisp and tight., actioned by a sheathed trigger. The 2 piece walnut grips are in vg condition, with no splits or cracks. Contained in what appears to be an original fitted and lined burr walnut, veneered case. The case is in vg condition, with an inlaid brass escutcheon to the lid, as there is also to the key hole [ no key ]. The open case reveals, several lidded compartments, one with a cartridge tray, another containing a white metal oiler [ well patinated]. There is an ebonised handled turn screw, and a metal clearing jag.. An overall attractive outfit, manufactured C1875
A Cased Pair Of 2nd WW British 7X50 Naval CF 41 Binoculars. Offered for sale are a fine pair of British, 2nd WW Naval Binoculars. Known as the Model CF41, with a standard Naval magnification of 7X50. These are in superb condition, manufactured in brass, finished in the standard black stippled finish, with yellow Admiralty arrows. There are 4 way filter switches to each side, activating modes to "Clear,Bright, Fog and Celestial". Focus is to left and right eyes. There are desiccating valves to the left and right shoulder, together with the standard full Barr and Stroud inscriptions, including a WD arrow, There are also the rare extending Shower/Sun Shrouds to the objective end. Complete with black leather eye caps, and neck sling. Optics are excellent, and focus to each eye, sound. O/a length, 9.75 inches. Contained in a very good quality, fitted, hardwood case, with a hinged lid, brass retaining catches, and leather security strap. All in excellent undamaged condition. The case measures ..12 inches X 8 inches X 4.25 inches.
A Cased Pair of late 18th Cent.Flintlock Officers Holster Pistols. A fine pair of late 18th Century Officers Flintlock Holster Pistols. Each pistol has a 9", round, Damascus Twist barrel, with the flat top, signed "London". They are smooth bored, and the bore is in vg condition. The lock plates are signed "Avery & Co", and have working safety catches. The back ends are engraved. The Swan Necked Cocks are engraved, and action soundly to 1/2 and full cock. There are quality roller frizzen springs, and hinged steels.. There is a raised weatherproof Pan. The touch holes are platinum plugged. The one piece walnut stocks are in vg condition, with checkering to the grip stock. There are captive hinged rammers, and pineapple finials to the metal trigger guards, which are finely engraved. O/ Length ...14". In a period fitted mahogany case, with compartments, lined in green beige, with some wear of age. The accessories consist of brass flask, mould, ebony cleaning rod with brass jag, cleaning brush, butterfly double turn screw, spare flints, ball. The case has stand up hinges, brass closing catches, period, hinged recessed, brass carrying handle. The case is in vg condition, with no splits, and to a great patina of age/. It measures ...... 17-3/4" X 8-1/2" X 3" Avery & Co London worked in No 63 New Bond Street at the "Gun and Pistol Depot", where, among other makers, sold pistols supplied by John Manton & Son, also Joseph Manton, Purdy, Thomas Manton & Co, Nock, and Mortimer. He worked eventually on his own, as a Silver Smith & Jeweller at 53 New Bond Street from 1827 -34. He continued to sell guns bearing his name from 53 New Bond Street, supplied by James Purdy, and other makers. The label within the lid, now half missing, has been researched, and is of Edward Bond, Lombard Street from 1774 to 1794, who was succeeded by Philip Bond, up to 1804, and William Bond continued the business until 1846, still at this address.
A Cased Percussion Knife Pistol, By James Rodgers. A nice example of a much sort after Knife Pistol, which was popular with many travellers going out to the Yukon during the "Gold Rush " of the 1840s. It has a 3-1/2" Octagonal barrel, now to a silver/grey patina of age, with 2 English Proof marks. Set on a metal frame, mounted with nicely figured, and intact Horn sides.. The hammer is strong and the percussion nipple intact. The trigger is deployed when the hammer is cocked.. Complete with 2 steel blades, one 3-1/2" , the other 2-1/2", and one stamped to the base... "James Rodgers Sheffield", together with a VR stamp, and the other "James Rodgers". The standard metal mold and Tweezers are contained in slots to the rear, and appear to be original. There is also a compartment to the rear of the frame, with a hinged lid, which is designed to hold lead ball. O/a length... 6-1/2". It is in vg condition, with no pitting, and the Horn Grips to both sides are intact, and no cracks. Contained in a fitted dark wooden case, lined to the interior with red felt. There are accessories, including a fine quality brass powder flask by C & WL Hawkesley, 2 Percussion cap tins, a bone handled metal cleaning instrument, a few lead ball, and a trade label fixed to the lid interior. The case is in very good condition, with a hinged lid, retained by brass catches............... C 1847 Case measures ..11 inches X 4-3/8 inches X 2 inches.
A Cased US 2nd Model Colt 41 Calibre Rim Fire Derringer Pistol These were made in 41 caliber rim fire from 1870-90, in a total quantity of only 9000, so are considered to be rare. This example, # 8656, made C 1889-90. This is a single shot pistol, with a 2-1/2" barrel, that pivots down and to the left for loading, activated by a spring loaded checkered release button to the RHS. The rifled bore is in good condition. Manufactured with an Iron frame, finished originaly in blue, and now to a smooth grey/plumb patina. There is the standard Scroll engraving to the main frame, and not to the barrel. . Action is via a sheathed trigger to 1/2 and full cock, which is strong and sound. The standard Colt No 2 address is stamped to the barrel flat top, now beginning to show signs of wear. There are standard 2 piece checkered and varnished walnut grips, in excellent condition. Contained in a 19th Century fitted and lined case, finished in Burr Walnut, with a hinged lid, brass escutcheons to the lid exterior, and the key hole [ no key]. The lining is of a quality blue beige material, with little wear. The case is in vg condition, with no apparent cracks or dings. There are 6 original 41 Cal Rim Fire rounds, now professionally made inert, and cannot be fired now. Also, with a brass cleaning rod, and Oil Bottle. Case measures . 8-1/8 inches X 4-3/4 inches X 1-3/4 inches
A Cased US Remington DB 41 Calibre RF Derringer Pistol A most interesting example of this popular Antique US pocket Derringer pistol. With a standard 3" superposed hinged double barrel, in .41Calibre Rim Fire.The rifled bore is in vg condition. A full, Remington address is clearly stamped to the flat rib of the top barrel, which indicates that this is a 3rd Model, manufactured from 1888 to 1912. There is a standard frame. The barrels can be swung open for loading, and there is a cartridge ejector. Hinges are sound. Action to 1/2 and full cock is sound. The Nickel plate finish is original, showing small areas of wear. Inscribed to the rear grip backstrap .."J.L..McCaskey" It seems that he was a Businessman from Philadelphia, USA, around the 1890s. It was he who probably instructed a Jeweller, or even a Gun Retailer, to have this pistol cased. The case is made from Clothboard, the interior close fitted in firm Burgandy Red coloured felt for the pistol, a cloth hinge lid the interior lined with Burgandy red satin. The exterior is also lined with finely hatched Morocco leather, also to a Burgandy red colour. The case measures 6-1/4" X 3-1/2" X 2". and is in o/a excellent and original condition. The lid has a brass snap clasp. Please note that most pistols such as this were delivered in simple Cardboard boxes, but were often then re cased to a higher quality, as is this example. The history of the owner is worthy of further research on the Internet.
A Cased, Presentation Telescope by JH Dallmeyer A Fine quality brass, 4 draw Telescope. The main tube bound in black leather, which is still in vg condition, and only minor wear. The 4 draws extend smoothly to a full extended length of 42". When fully closed ..13". The brass sunshade extends smoothly. The main objective lens has a diameter of 2.25", and retains it's original brass end cap. The brass retains much of it's original lacquer, and is smooth, and virtually free of dents. There is a hinged lens cover to the eyepiece. Inscribed to the 4th draw ...J.H.Dallmeyer/London. He was born in 1830, arrived in London in 1851, then worked for Andrew Ross ....and virtually took over the business when Ross died. He himself became widely acclaimed throughout Europe and the USA. He died in 1883, but his son continued the business. This telescope is inscribed to the sunshade ; "Presented To William Underhill Esq/ by The Teachers of The/Old Gravel Pit Sabbath School/January 1863" In a fitted rectangular mahogany case, with a brass Tripod with a brass & lined clamp fitting screw closure, and a compass collar. There is a compound refracting lens and a Celestial Lens. The case is in vg condition, with a hinged lid, brass retainers, and a working brass lock and key. There are no splits or chips, and a leather carring handle, fitted to the lid. Case measures .... 19.5" X 6.5" X 3.75" I have included a photo showing this cased telescope and a similar, but miniature cased telescope, that I have sold.
A Classic British Light Cavalry Pattern 1796 Sword. A very good surviving example of this classic British Cavalry attack sword, as carried in many famous conflicts, eg. The Peninsular Wars, Waterloo, and is probably more popular than the Heavy Cavalry. The main difference, is that the Light, had a curved blade, and the Heavy, a straight. It was found that a curved blade was more effective as a slashing weapon when carried on a horse. This example has a 34 " blade, undamaged, and still showing some of the etched patterns and motifs, although now fading. There is some staining, but no obvious major pitting. The hilt is standard with a wire bound leather grip. Complete with an original steel scabbard, in vg condition, with stains and minor superficial pitting of age. There are 2 original ring hangers to complete this outfit. O/a length 38".
A Fine Cased Smith & Wesson 1-1/2 First Model RF. Revolver. This fine example,a.k.a as the "Old Model 1-1/2", was one of 26300, manufactured 1865 - 68. In 32 caliber Rim Fire, 5 shot, with a non fluted cylinder. There is a standard 3-1/2" Octagonal barrel, clearly inscribed to the top rib: "Smith & Wesson. Springfield Mass. Pat.d. Apr 3. July 5.1859 & Nov 21 1865". The serial number ...21864 Retaining a high % of it's Nickel Plated finish, with only very minor speckling. The original 2 piece square ended walnut grips, are of high quality, with only very minor dings, The action is sound, and the hinged barrel swings upwards for loading. The rifled bore is clean and unpitted. In a later, fine quality, fitted and lined, mahogany case, with lidded compartments, an ebony handled turn screw, and an ammunition tray. There are no splits or obvious dings, and there is a hinged lid, lock escutcheon, plus a retailers label, fixed to the lid interior. Case measures; 9-1/2" X 7" X 2-1/2"
A Fine Flintlock Rifled Duelling Pistol By Tatham & Egg. This is a fine 42 Bore Saw Handled, Flintlock duelling pistol by Tatham & Egg. It has a fine condition, multi groove 8 inch rifled barrel by Jacob Kuchenreuter. This barrel has a dovetailed brass foresight, and rear sight let into the tang. It is also inlaid with silver, and the makers name and with the addition of scrolls. The fine grade lock has a safety, roller steel, and clearly engraved "Tatham & Egg" There is an engraved trigger guard, with pineapple finial, and the butt plate is also engraved "Tatham & Egg's Improvement 600". This number appears on other parts of the pistol. The well chequered walnut stock is in fine original condition, with minor dings of age, and now to a pleasing patina. It presents in the form of a saw handled design, which is conducive to it's function as a duelling pistol . Complete with a ramrod. Henry Tatham and Joseph Egg, were Gunmakers and Sword Cutlers to George 111. working from 37 Charing Cross, London, from 1801 - 1814.
A Fine H.Nock Flintlock Carbine With Nock's Screw less Lock. This is a very fine example of this now rare Flintlock Carbine. It has 30-1/2 inch round Brown Twist Barrel, in excellent condition, with a German Silver Foresight, and a simple "V" rear sight. The bore is counter bored for 4-1/2 inches from the muzzle to .75 calibre, and then 20 bore for the remainder, with very clear rifling. It exhibits the rare Screw less lock, clearly signed .."H.Nock" and also signed to the top, rear barrel .."H.Nock/Patent". There is a Ring Necked Cock, and a hinged Steel, with a classical flash guard fixed to the side of the powder pan Action is sound to both 1/2 and full cock. Inscribed to the bow of the brass trigger guard is "GR" in an oval cartouche, with "587" below. The original one piece walnut stock is in excellent condition, with only minor dings of use, no splits or cracks, and now to a fine dark patina of age. There are two brass ramrod pipes, and a fore-end slit full length to the front of the trigger guard, together with it's original iron ramrod. The fore and butt cap are in brass, with the latter stamped "75" There are 2, original sling swivels.. Nock's screw less lock was very successful, and highly praised as a military lock, for over 25 years, but proved to be too costly for large scale contracts, and the ordnance eventually returned to standard locks. C1800
A Fine Pair Of 19th Century Naval Double Terrestrial Telescopes. A magnificent pair of Terrestrial [ Binocular] double Telescopes, probably for Naval use. Manufactured in brass, with a fine smooth, polished, black enamel finish to the main body, and extending focus tubes. The sliding sunshields, and and secondary body are covered in an intact quality, grained black leather. The areas of wear to the enamel finish, are on high points and mechanical parts. There are intra ocular, and focus adjusting wheels to the centre of the telescopes. Optics are very good, with fine focus. There is no signature, but posssibly by Ross. This design was used by the Navy, and by the time of manufacture ... C1900, was made of brass ..... earlier examples of this design, were in Aluminium. Dimensions ... fully extended .....42cms without the shades deployed, and .. 28cms closed. The main objective lens .. 4cms. The magnification ... 15 X 44. The leather carrying case is complete, with sound stitching, no breaks, to a nice patina of age. The lid and leather sling are possibly replacements.
A Fine Quality US Winchester Model 1886 Repeating Rifle. This is a very fine example, in excellent original condition. It has a classic format, with a 26" Octagonal barrel, and a full length tubular magazine. Both retain about 50 % of an original blue, now thinning finish, with no blemishes, and a very clear Winchester Address stamped to the top flat. The caliber ..40.82 WCF is stamped to the rear top of the barrel. There is a standard buckhorn rear sight, and adjustable foresight. The rifled bore is of a high grade, with only salt & pepper minor stains. The receiver, forecap, buttcap, and under lever, are all in very good condition, now to a grey/silver patina of age, with no pitting or obvious blemishes. . There is a quality 2 piece, original walnut stock, with only very minor dings of age and wear, now to a fine grained patina of age. It has the desirable, and classic Henry Curved Butt Stock Crescent shape. All patents, and Model stampings are clear ... the serial number is # 64090 ...C 1892 The action is strong and firm. This is one of the most classic Winchester Rifles made, and was very popular with Frontiersmen, and also for game hunting, especially in the USA and Africa. The Model 1886 was manufactured between 1886 and 1922, with a total number of C159000 in many calibres. This particular model is 40-82, which is now obsolete. It is now getting more and more difficult to find decent Winchester Rifles, such as is this one.
A Fine Quality, Early 20th Century, Cased Naval Sextant, By Heath, Eltham, London. Offered for Sale, is this very Fine Quality, 9"Brass, Black enamelled, latticed framed, Naval Sextant, by "Heath & Company, New Eltham, London". This is clearly engraved to the curved vernier silver scale. This reads from -5 to 155 degrees, reading 10 seconds of Arc. Also engraved, is"Made for Benn Franks Ltd Hull".  There is an applied plague .."Hezzanith" Endless Tangent Screw Automatic Clamp, attached to the swinging measuring arm, with a pivoted magnifier.  There are 7 coloured  sun shades, mirrors, 3 brass telescopes, an adjusting pin, and sun visor fitment to the telescopes.  There is an additional "horizon split glass" fitted to the fold out sun shades. There is also an additional sun filter   retained in a paper sleeve. The wooden grip is of high quality.  In fact, the entire instrument is in an "as new, unused" condition.  Contained in it's original, fitted, high quality mahogany case, with a hinged lid. To the lid interior, is it's original Validation Certificate from the "Hezzanith Instrument Works London", showing the number of the instrument ..X944, and dated 12th September 1928.  There is also a small bone plaque showing the retailers name "Benn Franks Ltd Opticians, Established 1798" The case is intact, with no splits or damage, with a brass carrying handle, brass catches, and a working lock and key.  The case measures  11" X 10.5" X 5.5". 
A FINE RIFLED POCKET PERCUSSION TRAVELLING/POCKET PISTOL. This is a very fine 19th Century, single shot, percussion pocket pistol, with an o/a length of 9", with a superb 4-3/4" octagonal barrel, now to a high quality brown Damascus finish, almost certainly original, stamped "London" to the top flat. The barrel is 14 bore, with clear straight rifling. The side plate is engraved, and stamped "Adam" The Hammer is Dolphin shaped, witha sound action to 1/2 and full cock. The trigger guard is engraved, with a pinapple finial tang. All metal work has a high % of finish. There is a fine one piece walnut stock, with a rounded butt, that has fine checkering, and only very minor dings, and now to a great dark patina of age, The brass ended ramrod is original. Complete with a rear "v" sight, small beaded foresight, and a vacant white metal escutcheon to the rear of the stock. Probably unfired, C1840
A Fine, Cased 120 Bore, Beaumont Adams Percussion Revolver. Offered for Sale, is an Antique, English, 120 Bore, 5 shot, percussion revolver. With a 4-1/4 inch octagonal barrel, and a solid frame. Clearly stamped to the top flat "Fried r E.D Hast. 18 Aldermanbury London". and to the LHS frame, "B 8919/Adams Patent No 24600 R" This is also stamped to the Cylinder Barrel. British proof marks are clearly stamped to the LHS rear barrel, and again, to the cylinder. Action is sound and accurate to all cylinder chambers. The rifled bore is good, with slight areas of stain. All metal work retains a high % of original blue finish, which is now thinning generally, with some areas of wear on the the LHS of the barrel, beneath the hinged rammer lever. The one piece wrap around, checkered walnut grip is in excellent condition. Contained in a period, fitted and lined Oak Case, with the following accessories. A Dixon Powder Flask, an original Adams Patent 120 Bore Brass Mould, a pewter Oiler, ebonised handled nipple turnscrew, an ebonised cleaning rod, with brass worm screw, F Joyce Cap Tin. The case measures 11 inches X 6-3/4 inches X 2-1/4 inches, in excellent condition, with a stand up hinged lid, and brass retaining clasps. There are no obvious cracks or chips, and there is a working lock, and key. The retailer's label, "C.E.Andrews London" is affixed to the inside of the lid. The Blue felt lining is in excellent condition. [Andrews worked in the Adams Business for 18 years]. The Beaumont Adam design was a big advance in that this type of revolver had both a Single and Double Action. C1858.
A Fine, Cased 19th Century Belgium 7mm Pin Fire Revolver. A very fine example of a 19th Century, 6 shot, Pin Fire revolver. Beautifully finished in Silver-Nickel, which is profusely engraved to the frame, and cylinder. and in unblemished condition. The calibre is 7mm. There is a 2-3/4" octagonal barrel, with a clear rifled bore. To the RHS rear of the cylinder, is a hinged loading gate. Also, to the RHS of the barrel, is a spring loaded cartridge extractor. The simple trigger, is hinged, for deployment. The well sculptured hard rubber 2 piece grips are in excellent condition. The Double and single actions are sound, with accurate indexation. Contained in it's original close fitted case, typical of continental design, with cartridge tray, and a few accessories. The case is in beautiful condition, with the interior cloth in fine condition, and the exterior clad in a Burgandy coloured Morocco Leather, with a gold line, all in fine, undamaged condition. The case measures 9" X 6" X 1-3/4". The lid is hinged, and there is a sound snap closing button. C 1875 Please note that the Pin Fire ammunition which is contained in this outfit is all original. but has been professionally deactivated, and is therefore inert and not live.
A First Model Military, Baker, Carbine Bore Flintlock Rifle C 1802, Later Converted To Socket Bayonet. Offered for sale is this Antique 1st Model Military Baker Rifle, C 1802, of Carbine Bore of 0.625 inches.. With a 30-1/4 inch round barrel, in excellent condition, with a back sight of standard pattern, 2 proof marks, and a vg bore with seven rectangular grooves. The lockplate clearly stamped with "Crown/GR","Issue mark", and "Tower". The lock with a detented tumbler. There is a ring necked Cock, Frizzen and Hinged Strike Plate. The action to 1/2 and full lock is sound and strong. The one piece original walnut stock is in vg condition, to a fine grained patina, with no cracks or splits, and only minor dings of age and use. To the RHS of the shoulder stock is a brass Patch Box, with a hinged lid, and clearly stamped to the stock in front of it, is a "Board of Ordnance" mark,. There is standard brass work to the Trigger Guard, and Butt Cap, which is stamped "P.R.34". There are 2 sling swivels correctly placed. The original Iron Ramrod, has the standard "Swell" near the muzzle end, and it also has an ordnance mark. As this is a very early model, it would have had a bar on barrel for a bayonet. However, as the years progressed to 1815, it was found that this created numerous usage problems. Therefore, many rifles that survived to this point, were converted to a Socket Bayonet fitting ..and this is a vg example of this. To effect this, the fore aspect of the stock was reduced, a small locking stud added below the muzzle,, and the foresight moved back. This resulted in an o/a length of 45-1/4 inches. Therefore, we have here a very fine example of a very early Baker Rifle, that probably saw Military service during the Napoleonic Wars, and, to extend it's Military life, saw the conversion to improve the use of a superior bayonet.
A Flintlock Boxlock Pocket Pistol, By Oakes, Horsham. A very nice, and clean little flintlock pocket pistol, of the early 19th Century. With a 1-1/2 inch turn off barrel, with a lightly engraved main frame. This is signed "Oakes" and "Horsham". The Box Lock flintlock system has a ring neck cock, complete with a flint, and a hinged Steel. There is a sliding safety, and the concealed trigger is actioned by the1/2 to full cock mechanism. All metal work is now to a pleasing silver/grey patina, with minor speckling. There are Proof Marks stamped to the lower Barrel Housing. Complete with it's original slab sided walnut grip, in very good condition. Charles Oakes worked in Butchers Row, Horsham, West Sussex from 1810 -1839. This pistol manufactured C1810. O/a Length ...6 inches.
A George V Presentation Pattern 1897 Officers Sword. This is a very interesting 1st WW pattern 1897 Sword, manufactured by... "J.R Gaunt & Son/Limited/Late/Edward Thurkle/London/&/Birmingham". The 33" polished steel blade, is finely etched to both sides, with Royal Crown over "GR V", to the LHS, and to the RHS, is etched ..."Presented To Major.S.J. Tinner/ By Lieut.Colonel L.A. Dowie June 22nd 1918". The blade is in excellent condition, with only minor spots of stain, no nicks, or corrosion. There is a standard Proof Mark to the RHS recasse. The hilt has a standard polished and decorated hilt guard, mounted with the George V Motif, and the grip is covered with intact, wire bound fish skin. The scabbard is standard Field issue leather, in vg condition, complete with it's leather Frog, and 2 leather, and buckled, hangers. There is a leather strap and pommel attached to the hilt basket. Initial research, reveals that "Sydney Jonathan Tinner", and "Lawrence Adam Dowie", were in the Canadian General List toward the latter part of the Great War, and further research will hopefully reveal more information about their respective Army careers, leading up to the reason for this presentation sword.
A High Quality Signalling Telescope By Parker Hale, With A Short Tripod Offered for Sale is this very high quality[ As New], Signalling Field Telescope, By Parker Hale. Manufactured in brass, with the main body clad with leather. The 3 draw tubes are without a blemish, exhibiting a high % of original finish. Inscribed to the 3rd draw, is inscribed "Parker Hale/Army Signalling/Made In England". The leather end caps and shoulder sling are all original, with intact, and sound stitching, as are the tabs and buckles. All the leather is unblemished, with a fine Tan Patina. Complete with a High Power eye lens ..X 30, and a Low Power X 20, contained in it's own leather case. The Objective Lens measures 1-7/8 inches, with a clear image, and smooth focus. When extended, the o/a measured length is 31 inches, and when closed ...10 inches. To complete this outfit, there is a quality 2nd WW wooden tripod, with a fine brass mount, and adjustable clamp, inscribed with the makers name, and dated 1940. The un -deployed length is 20 inches. Parker Hale have made telescopes and sights since the late 19th Century, and I would estimate that this telescope could possibly date to the early 20th Century.
A Large English Boxlock, Flintlock Travelling Pistol, 18 Bore, London Made. Offered for Sale is this Antique, English, 18 Bore, Single shot Flint Lock, Box Lock Travelling Pistol. It has a 5 inch turn off Queen Ann style, Cannon Barrel. The o/a length is 12 inches. The Box Lock Hammer, is strong to both 1/2 and full cock. The Trigger guard and receiver, are lightly engraved, with "London" clearly inscribed to the RHS, and an unclear makers name to the LHS. Below the touch hole are 2 London proofs, and the number "3" to the turnoff barrel and main receiver.. All metal work to a grey/silver patina, with areas of stain and speckling. The one piece walnut stock is in vg condition, to a fine dark patina, mounted with a vacant white metal eschutcheon, and a grotesque white metal face mask to the butt cap. C1750
A Late 19th Century Cased "Amslers Planimeter" An unsigned example, made in metal, 9" length. Contained in it's original fitted leather bound case, o/a length 11-1/4". In fine o/a condition. C1890
A MAGNIFICENT PAIR OF CASED 19TH CENTURY BINOCULAR TELESOPES A fine pair of impressive 19th Century Binocular Telescopes, made in white metal ...probably aluminium, blackened for field use, and black leather bound to the main body tubes. They measure 17.5" fully extended, and 11.25" fully closed. Signed to the eyepieces.."Ross London". Central focus, giving a very good, and highly magnified image. In vg condition, with minor wear to the metal blacking, and the leather virtually unworn. There are only minor dings to the metal work. In it's original Dark Tan leather case, complete with hinged lid, and original shoulder sling. Inside the lid, is signed; "Ross, 111 New Bond St. & 31 Cockspur St., London" This type of design started in the 1860s, and I have seen examples that were used in the American Civil War. Binocular Telescopes are powerfull, and have the compound lens systems of standard telescopes
A Named, Victorian, British, Pattern 1827 Royal Navy Officers Sword Offered for Sale is this very fine condition British Naval Officers Pattern 1827 Sword. It has a 31.5" straight flat backed single fuller spear pointed blade. The last 9" of the blade is double edged. The blade is polished and frost etched, to one side with the Crowned fouled abchor, some foliate designs, and a brass proof disc next to the hilt. To the other side is the Royal Coat Of Arms, some scrolling foliage, and the makers name "J Gieve & Son/Naval Outfitters/Portsmouth" They traded from 44 Fore Street Devonport between 1900-1906. There is a solid brass Gothic Style hilt, with a cartouche displaying a Crowned Fouled Anchor. There is an Inner folding guard, engraved with the owners name "H.S. Bland RN". There is a Lion Headed Pommel, with extended mane, a White fish Skin grip, with brass wire, and an original Victorian blue and gold sword knot. The original black leather scabbard has brass furniture fittings, and 2 attached ring hangers. Overall, everything is in exceptional condition for it's age, with only very minor rust spots on the edge of the blade ... otherwise in "as new condition". There is extensive research documentation regarding the history of the owner, who was a Sub Lieutenant on HMS Beagle, a twin screw sloop in May 1901. Sadly, he died in a drowning accident in September 1901.
A Quality Anniversay Siebe Gorman Divers Knife No 158. Offered for Sale, is this very fine Divers Knife, made by the Siebe Gorman company, to commemorate the 175 anniversary of the formation of the company, in the early 19th Century. Originally, they were made in pairs, with matching numbers, one with a serrated edge, and the other, with a smooth edge. Altogether approx. 500 were made, with serial numbers to approx to 175, possibly higher, which indicates that some were possibly made as a single item. This particular example, has a 7-1/2" polished blade [ spear point configuration], smoothed edged, with a brass hilt, and handle receiver. The quality turned wooden varnished handle, is topped with a brass retainer. The o/a length is 13 ". Very clearly stamped to the blade is "Siebe Gorman/Serial Number 158" together with the Siebe Gorman 175th Anniversary logo. The substantial, and quality brass scabbard, is spring loaded, and is complete with a leather belt strap. The Scabbard measures 8-1/4", and the o/a length 13-1/2". All in excellent, undamaged, condition. These anniversary knives were made C1995
A Rare 1st Model India Pattern Brown Bess Ordnance Flintlock Musket. This is the iconic flintlock musket, carried by the British Red Coats for well over a century. This example is the RARE first pattern, distinguished by the Swan Neck [ serpentine] cock, manufactured from around 1795 - 1809, when the 2nd pattern entered service, with a stronger ring necked Cock. This example is an Ordnance musket, clearly marked on the ramrod groove B^O, with Kings proofs on the barrel, and GR and Tower marked Lock. In o/a vg condition, with a 39" round barrel. now to a mottled patina of age, and is smooth bored. There are 2 sling swivels, and an original ramrod. The one piece walnut stock is in o/a vg condition, with dings and bruises of use, and now to a pleasing, dark patina. This type of musket was used in the American Wars, The Peninsular campaign, and at Waterloo.
A Rare 1st WW Combination Pocket Instrument. Offered for Sale is this very rare and unusual, Ist WW, Pocket combination instrument, used as a bearing compass, with a working single pivot needle. The white face is marked "MADE IN FRANCE". Attached to the body of the compass, is a hollow metal tube. with an internal sliding rod, where there are 2 hinged eye lenses to the end. Attached to the front aspect of the compass side, are 2 hinged Objective lenses. Thus, by sliding the eye lens mechanism, a very simple binocular can be focused. Furthermore, to the rear aspect of the compass, is a mirror, which can be used for signalling purposes. The entire metal work is of white metal, and all the glass lenses are intact, and un cracked. NB that the magnifying power of the binocular is very limited. Also, the objective lenses can also double up as simple magnifying lenses. I purchased this item from a lady, whose Grandfather carried it through the 1st WW. The fact the the inscription is written in English, would indicate that it was made for the British, by the French. In o/a very good condition. Extended length 5 inches, closed 4-1/4 inches.
A Rare US National Arms Company 41 Cal. Rim Fire Derringer Pistol. This is a very rare example of an early US Derringer single shot, 41 calibre Rim Fire Pistol. The company was founded in 1865, and this pistol is a 2nd Model, # 8884, with the extremely rare Iron Frame. The 2-1/2 inch barrel swings out side ways for reloading and is clearly marked to the top flat "National Arms Co Brooklyn N.Y". The frame has standard engraving to both sides of the Iron Frame, with a small area of engraving to the rear aspect of the barrel. There is also some engraving to the rear metal grip strap. The barrel is now to a fine, smooth, silver patina. The 2 piece original walnut grips have fine checkering. Action to 1/2 and full cock is strong and sound. The bore has clear rifling, and with no pitting, and only pepper & salt minor marks. This design was eventually copied by the 2nd Model Colt Derringer.
A S & W Old Model No 2, 32 Cal Rim Fire Revolver. Also known as Model No 2 Army. This was the first Cartridge revolver used in the American Civil War. Manufactured 1861 - 1874, total production 77155. This example has a #41649, a late Civil War revolver, manufactured early C 1865, the last year of the war. A 32 cal. rimfire, 6 shot non fluted cylinder. It has a 6" octagonal barrel, with a very clear S&W logo stamped to the top flat. The rifled bore is good, with some minor stain and wear.There is about 60 % of smooth, thinning blue finish to all metal work. The original 2 piece rosewood grips are in vg condition. The 1859 Patent date is clearly visible, stamped to the cylinder. Action which by design, is only to a full cock [ SA]. is sound, with full indexation to each cylinder. .The model No2 Old Model was a popular personal sidearm with many officers, and enlisted men during the Civil War ..... General Armstrong Custer carried a pair during the War, and later, the Western gunslinger "Wild Bill Hickok", carried one while he was marshal of Deadwood. A nice clean example of an early cartridge sidearm, .
A Substantial English 1st WW Telescope For The Field Artillary This is a superb Field Telescope of the Great War, which is the first example of this kind that I have ever seen. Made of substantial brass, with 2 draw pulls, and stamped to the 2nd pull .." WD Mark/R J Beck Ltd/London/1916/No 705/Tel F.A[ Mk1V]and GEN STAFF". There are no dings or dents, and both draws, pull smoothly. When fully extended ..49.5inchs [126cms], when closed, 22inchs [ 56cms]. The objective lens diameter 2.25inchs [ 5.75cms]. Optics are very clear and sharp, giving a superb magnification of around X60, and would be suitable for long distance viewing. The main tube body is clad with quality stitched leather, complete with a leather end cap, retained with leather tabs. The eyepiece lens has a sliding cover ensuite. As this piece is substantial, it is mounted [ removable], to a later, impressive wooden tripod, with a brass mount to receive the original "male" brass attachment on this telescope. There is an unusual, but effective brass device, to prevent the tripod legs from splaying, when placed on a smooth surface. A fine and desirable piece of Great War history...Dated 1916
A Superb 2nd WW British Marching Compass With It's Leather Case. Offered for Sale is this Superb "As New" British Military 2nd WW Officers marching compass. Manufactured in brass, and painted to an unblemished Black finish, with a 2-1/4 inch diameter. There is a graduated, rotating peripheral bezel, which can be locked by a side mounted screw. The graduated MOP compass disc sits within the main cell, and the rotation damped down by a bubble free liquid. The circumference is clearly marked with the points of the compass. The hinged lid has an intact viewing glass, sighting hairline, and has 2 armoured bar protectors to the exterior. The hinged prismatic lens, is clear, with accurate viewing of the rotating disc. To the reverse, the inscriptions indicate that this particular instrument was not made for the government, but was intended to be purchased privately by an Officer, and clearly stamped to the reverse"Trade Sestrel Mark/Henry Browne&Son Ltd/BarkingLondon/No10220".Hence the high quality. Complete with an intact anti slip base, and a hinged finger ring. Again, the leather case is of a very high quality, with intact stitching, hinged lid, burgundy coloured lining to the interior, and an intact leather shoulder sling, closing tab and buckle. Clearly stamped to the main body of the case " WD^33/EI/1943".
A Superb 3 inch Refracting Telescope, With A Quality Tripod. Offered for Sale is a very fine quality Mid 20th Century Brass Refracting Telescope, manufactured by Broadhurst Clarkson, London. The main body, and sliding Sunscreen, is covered in quality leather, with leather End Caps, all retained by an original Leather shoulder strap. All stitching, tabs, and buckles are sound. There are 4 main brass draw tubes, retaining a very high % of the original finish. The 4th tube is clearly inscribed "Broadhurst Clarkson Co. Ltd/63 Farringdon Road/London E.C.". There is a 5th Pancractic Tube, marked ..30, 40,50,60, which is the degree of magnification. The Optics are excellent, and clear, giving a very sharp image. The telescope measures ...42 inches fully extended [ not including the sliding Sunscreen], 12 inches closed. The 3 inch objective lens is perfect, unblemished, with no chips or cracks. To use what is essentially this largest of all hand held Field Telescopes [ over 2 klgs], this example comes with a later, sturdy and well made wooden tripod. It has a custom precision made brass mount, and a brass device to lock the tripod securely, when in use. The entire structure can easily be erected/dismantled. The tripod measures in height, un-deployed ..63 inches. There is even the original delivery cardboard case, still in vg condition, with clear printing. C1955. This outfit is ideal for long distance observation of trees, blossoms, animals, and even Celestial use.
A Superb German Kriegsmarine Sextant By C Plath Hamburg. One of the finest examples that I have seen of this Iconic German 2nd WW Naval Sextant of the Kriegsmarine. Manufactured in white metal, and finished in black, to the highest quality, with no blemishes or damage. It is of a lattice frame design, with the main arm activated by a pinch grip, and fine movements with a screw micrometer device. The arm is clearly stamped with the Kriegsmarine "Eagle/Swastika/M" followed by it 's Kriegsmarine number ..6103, with "C Plath Hamburg". The Arc is graduated -5* to 135*, and is stamped with it's manufacturing number 21115 at one end, and the Kriegsmarine Logo [ The Sun Shooter Man], at the other end. There is an Index mirror, with 4 hinged shades, a Horizon mirror, with 3 hinged shades. All mirrors are 100% perfect, with no discolouration. Standing on 3 legs, with a bakerlite handle to the reverse, stamped again with a motif "C Plath/Hamburg" and the Sun Shooter Man Logo. Complete with a single Telescope, with individual eye focus, to a perfect stippled black finish. Contained in it's original, fitted, wooden case, measuring 12-1/2 inches X 12-1/2 inches X 6-3/4 inches. It has a hinged lid, metal catches, metal carrying handle, and a lock with no key. This case is in excellent condition, with no damage, and only minor scuffs to the exterior. There is provision in the lid for a certificate of validation. I have included a 5 page detailed document of the history of C Plath during the 2nd WW. It should be mentioned that this company was founded in 1837, and although "dismantled" by the Allies between 1948-1949, it was immediately revived in 1950. Theodor Plath [ the son of C Plath], died in 1960. Without a doubt, an example that will be very difficult to better. Research from any records that still remain in the Plath Archives, will hopefully reveal, which war year this instrument was made .... So C 1939 -1945
A Superb Model 1877 US Colt Thunder 6 Shot Revolver in .41 Calibre. This is a very fine example of this 6 shot 41 calibre revolver, which was produced in parallel with the Colt Lightning [ 38 Colt]. This example has had little or no use, and is of the highest quality, and by far, the best example that I have ever seen. With a standard 4-1/2" round barrel, and a 6 shot cylinder. It retains virtually all it's high polish Colt Blue finish to barrel,ejector rod housing, cylinder, and trigger guard. There is very slight fading to the grip strap. There is brilliant colour case hardening to the frame. The rifled bore is shiny, and no sign of wear. All address/patent markings are excellent throughout. The sn # 112178..c1899, is clearly stamped to all required parts, and are all matching. It has checkered hard rubber grips, with oval rampant Colt embossed motif ...in excellent condition. To complete this superb revolver, there is an original Colt letter, showing all the details of specifications, and of the day it was sent out of the Colt factory ... please see a copy of this letter in the attached photos. A chance to acquire a fine Colt cartridge revolver that is of an obsolete calibre.
A Superb US Remington New Model Army Percussion Revolver. This is a very fine example of one of the Iconic sidearms, carried by the Union Cavalry, during the American Civil War. This is a standard issue, 44 cal., 6 shot, percussion revolver, which, with the Colt Model 1860, were the 2 main large calibre revolvers carried. With an 8" Octagon Barrel, stamped to the top flat with a 3 line address/Patents, and the serial number #91541,...C1864, stamped clearly to the lower flat, revealed when the loading lever is depressed. The cylinder has 6 notches, and as is standard, no markings. The serial number is repeated to the lower LHS grip frame. Retaining a very high % of a smooth, blued finish, with only minor areas of thinning, and appears to be all original. The rifled bore is Grade 1, and the single action to 1/2 and full cock. indexes correctly to all cylinders. There are clear inspectors initials stamped to the metal work. The original 2 piece walnut grips are in vg condition, with only minor dings of use and age. There is a very clear Inspectors Cartouche stamped to the lower LHS grip. It is now difficult to find high quality NMA revolvers in excellent condition, as this example is
A US 3rd Model Colt No 3 Thuer 41 cal.Rim Fire Derringer Pistol, with a custom made Leather Holster Offered for sale is a good example of this popular US., 3rd Model "Thuer" Deringer pistol. Made from 1870 -1912, with a total production of approx 48000.. With a 41 Calibre, Rim Fire, single shot 2-1/2 inch barrel, pivoting to the right for loading. The barrel retains some original blueing, now thinning to a pleasing plum/blue patina, with slight areas of stain. The bore is in good condition, with clear rifling, and only slight areas of stain. The brass frame is in vg condition Also stamped clearly to the LHS Grip frame, is it's serial number ...20038, indicating manufacture in the late 19th Century.. There are British import proof marks stamped to the RHS aspect of the barrel, and also to the frame. The varnished walnut grips are in excellent condition and one is inscribed with a matching serial number to the frame serial number. The Action from a sheathed trigger is strong to 1/2 and full cock. C 1880. To complete this outfit, there is a very high quality, custom, [later made] leather holster, with flap, brass stud, and belt attachment. All stitching is sound. Many of these small derringer pistols were imported to the UK from the USA, and bought by Gentlemen, Ladies, and for general self defence during this late 19th Century period.
A US Model 1842 Single Shot Percussion Pistol. A very fine example of what is now a rare, and difficult to find, early US Army single shot percussion pistol. It has a 54 bore smoothbore, 8-1/2" round barrel, with a brass blade front sight., finished in the "white", and now to a lightly speckled, silver/light grey patina. There is a swivel type steel ramrod, brass furniture, including a brass barrel band. The Lock marked.."US/I.N.Johnson", and "Middtn/Conn/1853. To the rear barrel top .."US/JCB", which are proof markings. Made 1845- 1855. The one piece walnut stock is in excellent undamaged condition, now to a fine patina/colour. There are 2 inspectors cartouches stamped to the LHS, to the rear of the LHS reverse side brass mount. Action to 1/2 and full Cock strong and sound. This is a classic pre Civil War side arm, carried mainly by the Cavalry.
A US Spencer Cavalry Carbine, Burnside Contract Of 1865 Offered for sale is this nice Antique example of a late manufactured Antique, Spencer Cavalry Repeating Carbine, by the Burnside Rifle Company.. They were ordered to fill the demand for late Civil War use, and into the ensuing Indian Wars ..C 1865. Approximately 34000 were made, of which the US Govt' purchased 30502. Serial Numbered in their own range 1-34000, this example # 14258. The Model 1865 had a 20" round barrel, and this contract had a 3 groove barrel, instead of a 6 groove.. The bore is in excellent condition and is of 50 calibre, to take a 50 calibre Rim Fire Cartridge. Exhibiting all the standard features of a Spencer carbine,all metal work is now to a smooth Silver/Grey Patina, with no pitting. There is a Saddle Ring to a slider, fixed to the LHS frame/stock. The full Spencer/Burnside, Patent/date/address, is clearly stamped to the top of the frame. There is also a "Stabler Cutoff", in front of the trigger [ restricts, if required to single shot]. There is the original 2 piece walnut stock, and complete with the 7 shot magazine carrier tube, fitted through the butt cap. There are also 2 sling attachments. The stock is in good condition, with dings and bruises of age and use. There is a ladder rear slight to 900 yards and foresight. The serial number, 14258, is also stamped to the underside of the barrel, next to the breech.
A US Spencer Model 1860 Cavalry Carbine, 7 Shot Repeater. This is a nice example of one of the classic weapons used by the Union Cavalry, during the American Civil War. and even post war during the Indian Wars, and eventually by trappers and hunters. This early model has a standard 22 inch round barrel, in 56-56 Spencer Cartridge, with a calibre of .52 inch, and 6 grooves to a well rifled bore, with some stain and minor pitting. There are the standard markings to the top of the frame "Spencer Repeating/Rifle Co. Boston, Mass/Pat'd March 1860". It is a 7 shot repeater, loaded by a magazine tube fitted through the rear of the buttstock. The loading/extraction is via the lowering of an under lever. To the LHS of the wrist area, is a slide bar, with a saddle ring. The 2 piece walnut stock is original, in very good condition, and the fore half stock, is retained by a sprung barrel band. When this is removed, it reveals the same serial number, as is struck on the rear of the top frame. This is 22127 which indicates an early manufacture C 1862/63 of a total of 45733. The metal work of the barrel is to a dark gray metallic patina, with minor areas of stain. The receiver is to a dark silver patina, with small areas of speckling. There is a sling swivel to the lower aspect of the shoulder stock, a bladed foresight, a laddered rear sight to 800 yards. Action to 1/2 and full cock is strong and sound. The Magazine tube removes smoothly, and the spring loader sound.
A Very Fine Colt Lightening Large Frame Rifle, In 40-60-260 Calibre A fine example of what is a rare Colt Rifle, that was bought out in competition with the Winchester and Marlin underlever rifles. It was part of a range ..Small, Medium, and Large frame. Whereas the Small & Medium frames were produced each to about 89000, the Large frame had a short production run, in larger Big Game calibres … to a total number of 6500 … from 1887 – 1894. This example has a # 1765, for the 2nd year of manufacture ,1888. It is in 40-60-260, [ known as Express Model], in excellent condition, with an o/a original blue finish, now turned to a pleasing plum patina. It has a round barrel length of 28”, with an excellent rifled bore There is a standard rear adjustable sight, and fore sight. There are full address and patents etc stamped to the barrel top, and calibre to the rear LHS Barrel. The walnut stock is in very good condition, and the sliding fore stock has fine standard checkering. A very impressive item, and one of the very few pump actions that one can buy under Section 58[2] Obsolete calibre.
An "Imperial/Metric" 18" Cased Rolling Rule". Inscribed, "G.Rowney, London", and with the possible retailers, or even the owners name, "T.Crane, Wakefield", also inscribed. The brass is in it's original untouched condition, with some minor staining, and speckling. Contained in a fitted polished hardwood case, in vg condition, o/a length, 19". C1870
AN 18th CENTURY CANNON BARRELLED FLINTLOCK PISTOL. An interesting and attractive 18th century single shot flintlock, boxlock, travelling pistol. It has an o/a length of 12", with a 5" turnoff 18 bore barrel. There are proof marks to the underside of the breech area, and "5" stamped to the same area. The receiver is stamped to the RHS "London", and the makers name to the LHS ... this is difficult to read, but is possibly "Cuthbertson" The ring necked cock, and strike plate, all appear to be original. There is an engraved trigger guard, and action is strong to both 1/2 and full cock. All metal work is to a smooth silver/grey patina, with some very slight speckling and stain, and no pitting. The one piece walnut stock, is slab sided, with a rounded butt, and is in vg condition. There is a white metal grotesque mask to the butt end, and a vacant escutcheon to the rear of the stock. C 1734 -50.
An 18th Century Flintlock Pocket Pistol By James Barbar. A nice Flintlock, Boxlock, Pocket pistol, by James Barbar, London. It has a 2-1/2" turnoff round, cannon barrel [ working], measured to 52 bore, with the box lock action clearly stamped "Barbar" to the LHS, situated within an engraved banner, as is "London" to the RHS. The Cock and Frizzen, appear to be original. The trigger is enclosed with an iron trigger guard. Action to 1/2 and full cock is strong. There are very clear London proof marks to the lower rear barrel/receiver area, with */IB, typical of James Barbars stamps. The slab sided walnut grip is in vg condition, now to a dark patina of age. All metal work is to a dark gray, smooth patina, and no pitting. There are areas of fading engravings to the hammer, top tang, and trigger guard. O/a length .... 7-3/4" James Barbar was at the height of his gun making .. C1750
An Antique 18th Century Pair Of English Cannon Barrelled Flintlock Pistols Offered for sale is a fine pair of Antique, Queen Ann style, Cannon barrelled travelling pistols, by Haynes & Co London. Each pistol has a boxlock flintlock action, and a hinged Steel. The 2-1/4" turn off barrels are of a Cannon barrel construction. Each Lock is inscribed "Haynes & Co" to the RHS, with engravings, plus floral designs to the LHS. The action to 1/2 and full cock is sound, with a sliding trigger guard safety at 1/2 cock. The slab sided Walnut stocks are profusely inlaid with Silver wire, with only one minor piece missing on one pistol. Both are clearly stamped with London Proofs [to the lower aspect of the Lock/barrel interface]. These proofs indicate manufacture post 1740, and it is almost certain, that these pistols were made by Francis Haynes, C 1760, before his departure to go and work as an Armourer in Minorca 1763. A very attractive pair of English Flintlock Pistols, with an o/a length of 7-1/2"
An Antique, Cased Tranter Double Trigger 54 Bore Percussion Revolver. Offered for Sale is this fine quality Antique, First Model, 54 Bore, Tranter Double Trigger, 5 Shot Percussion Revolver, signed to the Top Frame "B. Cogswell 224 Strand, London". With a 6 inch Octagonal Barrel, with a rifled bore. The frame has fine engraving, as has the hinged "Brazier" style rammer, to the LHS. To the RHS frame is engraved "Patent No 14335T" The 5 chambered cylinder is in vg condition, with intact percussion cap nipples, This example has an early example of the Double Action/ Single Action, initiated by a trigger extension below the trigger guard. This enabled an initial "Single Action" mode, to cock the hammer, with a 2nd trigger to fire the action. All metal work is now to a fine, smooth, Plumb Blue patina. The one piece finely checkered grips are in vg condition. Contained in it's quality Mahogany case, fitted and lined, with a hinged stand up lid, with an inlaid vacant brass,escutcheon, and retained by brass catches. Accessories include a Brass Powder Flask, by Hawkesly, an original Brass 54 Bore Mould, 2 cap tins, oil flask, nipple screw, ball, patches. Dates to C 1858
AN EARLY 19th CENTURY NEW LAND PATTERN FLINTLOCK PISTOL. An ordnance marked example of this classic British Cavalry flintlock pistol. It has an 8-3/4" round barrel, now to a smooth plum brown patina, with proof marks to the top rear end. The lock, now to a gray metal patina, is stamped with the Royal Crown GR, "Tower", and the ordnance [ Issue] mark. There is a standard Ring necked Cock, with a flint in situ, weatherproof pan, frizzen spring, strike plate. Action to 1/2 and full cock is stong. Trigger guard, butt cap and foreend, are in regulation brass. There is a captive, swivel ramrod. The one piece walnut stock has dings, bruises, evidence of cavalry use, age and wear, but is o/a in sound original condition, and of a good dark colour of age. There are no splits or cracks. Widely used in the Peninnsular Wars ......C 1812 A nice original example of this era.
An Early Remington New Model Army Percussion Revolver. This is a 6 shot percussion, 44 caliber revolver, with the # 20472, indicating that this is one of the Transitional Models, between the Old Model 1861, and the New Model Army. This particular example has all the attributes of the NMA, and the only indication that it is a late transitional, is that the Remington address/Patents stamped to the barrel flat top, was originally a 2 line address, and the 3rd line "New Model", has been stamped to the side. Also, the serial number falls within the range 10000 to 22000 which covers all of the transitionals. This example has a standard 8" octagonal barrel with a high % of blue finish, with small patches of stain/wear. The rifled bore is superb and shiney, with very minor salt & pepper stain. The cylinder, frame and grip straps, now to a smooth, plumb blue/brown patina, with no pitting, and only a few minor dings of use. The trigger guard is brass. The two piece walnut grips are original, with no splits, cracks, and a superb fit. There is an inspectors cartouche clearly stamped to the lower LHS grip, as are inspectors initials stamped to various parts of the revolver. Action to 1/2 and full cock is strong, with accurate indexation to all 6 cylinder chambers. This revolver was a military issue item, used by the Union forces during the American Civil War. C1863
AN ENGLISH SINGLE SHOT PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL. This example has a 1-3/4" turn off, smooth bore barrel, with an o/a length of 6". The frame is engraved, and there are proof marks to the frame and barrel. The Dolphin shaped percussion hammer has a very strong action, both at half, and full cock. There is a sliding safety, and a concealed trigger, which deploys when the hammer is cocked. The grip is of a curved and rounded shape, and is one piece, and of finely checkered walnut, with a vacant white metal escutcheon on the back. C1845.
An Original 2nd WW British Artillery Director And Tripod. Offered for Sale is this 2nd WW, impressive, brass made, English, Surveying Director, that would probably have been used by the Military for Artillery purposes. It has many adjustments, levels, graduated scales, and Optics that are reasonable, with graticules. with an adjustable turret. Stamped to the main body .."Director No 7 Mk 5/H.W.L.263/O.S.1815 GA". It still retains a high % of it's original Olive Green war time finish. It is mounted to the correct period adjustable wooden Tripod, with a makers plaque, dated 1945. [ P.B & S Ltd]. The tripod measures, fully extended, ..63 inches [160 cms], and fully closed, ..38 inches [ 97 cms]. It retains it's original webbing strap, and a high % of it's original Olive Green finish, showing signs of wear commensurate with wartime use, but is complete and not in need of repair. There are pointed end spikes, for secure soft ground use.
An Original Rear Tang Sight By Lyman for The Winchester Model 1894 Rifle. Offered for Sale is a very fine example of an original Antique rear Tang Sight, manufactured by Lyman, for the US Winchester Model 1894 Repeating Rifle. It has a coarsely knurled hinged Post. Clearly stamped to the metal base is "LYMAN Middlefield Conn USA", and the code "D", stamped under the base, designating that this was made for either the Model 1892 or Model 1894. The main Post is hinged. In o/a excellent condition.
An RAF Engineers Target Clinometer Mk 6 A working instrument, inscribed "Avimo", in it's fitted wooden case, marked RAF 1961, measuring 71/2" x 61/2". Good condition.
Antique Colt London, Model 1851 Navy 36 Cal. Percussion Revolver. Offered for Sale is a nice, clean example of this Antique revolver, and one of the most collected of all Colt Percussion revolvers, the Colt 36 Calibre, 6 shot, Model 1851, and more specifically, The Colt London Navy. Similar to it's contemporary, made at the US Colt Hartford factory, but with their own serial number range [1-42000]. This example #31604..C1855. With a standard 7-1/2" octagonal barrel, which has a very clear Colt London address stamped to the top flat. There are inspectors marks stamped to the LHS frame. All serial numbers match, with the Colts patent and serial number to the cylinder, plus English Proof Marks. There are traces of scene, to the cylinder. The SA action to both 1/2 and full cock is strong, and indexes accurately to all 6 cylinder chambers. The 2nd Model has steel gripstraps, and the rarer, squared trigger guard. All metal work to a smooth grey patina, with some superficial speckling and stain, but no pitting. The original one piece Walnut grips are in very good condition. The rifled bore is clear and bright.
Antique Colt US Civil War Army Model 1860 44 Cal Percussion Revolver. Offered for Sale. is an Antique, US Civil War, Colt Model 1860 Army, 6 shot, Percussion Revolver. In 44 calibre, with an 8 inch round barrel, and a clear Colt New York Address, stamped to the top. The rifled bore is grade one, clear, and un pitted. There is a creeping style loading lever. The 6 shot cylinder is rebated, and has some clearly stamped scene. The trigger guard and front grip strap is brass, and the rear grip strap steel. All the required serial numbers are present, clearly stamped, and matching ..# 142587 C 1863. The Colts Patent, number and date, is also clearly stamped to the cylinder. Action to full and half Cock is strong, and indexation to all 6 cylinders, sound. All metal work is in excellent condition, and is now to a smooth, grey patina of age. There are inspectors initials stamped to the metal work, and Colts patent to the LHS of the frame. The original one piece Walnut stock, is finely grained, undamaged, with a clear Inspectors Cartouche, stamped to both the LH and RH bottom aspect of the grip. This is a superb example of the main sidearm carried by the Union Cavalry, during, and after the Civil War.
Antique English Flintlock Militia Baker Rifle By Ketland. Offered for Sale is a good example of an Antique, English, Militia, Flintlock Baker Rifle, by Ketland. With an Excellent 7 grooved rifled bore, within a 30.25 inch barrel, with a 1/4 turn in the length of the barrel. There is a standard back sight with a hinged notched leaf, and small bladed foresight. The barrel is to a grey/silver smooth patina, with general areas of darkening, but no pitting. The lock-plate measures 5-3/4in X 1 inch. Clearly stamped Crown over GR, and to the Tail .."Ketland". There is a Swan Necked Cock, raised semi-weatherproof Pan, Frizzen spring, and a hinged Steel. The reverse brass plate has one screw missing. There are 2 well struck Proof marks to the barrel. The original 1 piece walnut stock is in very good condition, with no obvious cracks, and only very minor dings of use, and now to a fine, dark, patina of age. There is a standard raised cheek piece to the LHS of the shoulder stock The original iron ramrod is guided to it's seating at the lower aspect of the fore stock, by 2 brass pipes. To the fore end of the RHS of the muzzle, is an attached bayonet bar. To the lower aspect of the rear of the lock-plate is a brass trigger guard. There are 2 standard Sling Swivels. The brass butt cap is stamped with a rack number to the top aspect...No 111. It is noted that as is usual with Militia issued Baker Rifles, there is no brass Patch Box. A fine and desirable original example of one of the first Rifled long arms used by the English. ....... C1810 O/a length ...46-1/4inches.
Antique Remington 46 Cal. RF Conversion Of The NMA Percussion Revolver. Offered for Sale is this Antique, US manufactured, Type One Remington Conversion of the New Model Army 44 Calibre 6 Shot Percussion revolver. This is the very rare 46 Calibre Rim Fire Cartridge, 5 Shot Revolver. Less than 500 were converted, and even fewer had the attached Ejector Rod. The conversion date is clearly stamped to the forward lower aspect of the barrel ..1876. The original serial number # 137462 is stamped to the lower aspect of the Grip frame, again, also stamped 1876.. There is a standard 8" Octagonal barrel, clearly stamped with the 3 Line Address. The 5 shot barrel, exhibits the Rollin White Patent, also clearly stamped to the barrel [ also very rare to find]. The action to 1/2 and full Cock is strong, with accurate indexation to each of the 5 cylinder chambers. This revolver retains a high % of a now thinning, original blue finish, and the rifled bore is clear and bright. The trigger guard is brass. Complete with the original 2 piece walnut grips, in vg condition. Altogether a very rare and fine example of a highly collectable Antique firearm of 19th Century American Military history. Initially used as one of the major side arms of the Union Cavalry, as a 44 Calibre Percussion revolver during the American Civil War, and later, possibly as a Cartridge firing weapon, during the Indian Wars, and also by early Western Gun Fighters
British Military .577 Caliber, Single Shot, Muzzle Loading, Pattern P 53 Percussion, Rifle Musket, 3rd Model.. Offered for Sale is this very fine example of the 3rd Model, main Long arm of the British Military of this period, and the most common style of the P/53, which was manufactured between 1858 and 1863. It is this model that formed the bulk of these muskets sold to both combatants in the American Civil War. This particular example exhibits all the salient features, with a 39 in round barrel, retaining a very high % of blue finish, a bladed foresight, and a rear ladder sight to 900 yards. The lock is in fine condition, and is stamped "Crown/VR"/ "Tower"/ 1860"/Issue Mark" . The barrel has 3 typical screw-clamping barrel bands. The 3 groove rifled bore is in excellent condition, and is in 0.577 in Caliber. There is brass furniture to the trigger guard and butt cap, which is clearly stamped "V/Mx32/72"..Indicating that this rifle was issued to the 32nd Middlesex Volunteers. The original one piece walnut stock is in superb condition, with only very minor dings to the finely grained wood work, now to a pleasing patinated colour of age. Stamped to the RHS of the Butt Stock, is a very clear Roundel, showing "Birmingham/WD/1860". The Percussion Action is strong and sound, to both 1/2 and full cock.. Complete with a white, Buff leather sling, attached to the Rifle by original sling swivels. O/a, this is the finest condition example of the P/53 that has ever passed through my hands. Overall length 55 inches.
British Military India Pattern Brown Bess Musket This example is a Military issue musket, with a standard 39" round barrel, now to a dark,,speckled patina of age, and smooth bored to a calibre of 0.75". There are 2 fading proofs stamped to the rear LHS of the barrel. There is a standard lock, stamped with a Royal Crown/Gr, Tower and Issue mark. The ring-neck cock is correct for the period, as is the Frizzen, rain proof pan, and hinged Steel. Action to 1/2 and full cock is sound. The one piece walnut stock is original, with no obvious cracks, with dings and bruises of use, and to a dark patina of age. There is standard brass furniture, including 3 ramrod pipes. The ramrod is period, but later. Complete with a later, leather sling, attached by 2 sling swivels. This is the classic Musket that would have been issued and used in the Peninsular Wars, Napoleonic Wars, including Waterloo. C 1810 The correct, and fitted socket bayonet, is available at extra cost. It has a reproduction leather scabbard.
British Military Martini Henry Service Rifle Mk111. This is a vg example of this iconic British military rifle, as used by the British and Commonwealth Forces, from C1873 - 1900. With a standard 39" round barrel, with a high % of smooth blue finish. The rifled bore is vg, and is chambered for the standard 450/577 calibre metallic cartridge. The receiver is clearly stamped to the LHS .. "Royal Crown/VR/BSA & M.CO/Issue stamp/1886/111/1". There is no pitting, and there is a cocking indicator To the top of the rear of the barrel, is a ladder sight, sighted to 1400 yards, with a working slider. To the RHS of the fore end of the barrel, is a bayonet bar, and to the top, a foresight. The 2 piece walnut stock, is original, and is in vg condition, and no cracks, and only very minor dings and bruises of use. To the RHS of the shoulder stock, is a fading roundall, the initials NSW, indicating that this rifle was issued to Australian forces of New South Wales. There is also the double arrow showing sold out of service, plus some unit numbers. The clearing rod is original, and there is a leather sling, attached to the rifle by 2 sling swivels. The entire rifle is profusely stamped with ordnance marks. The Mk 111 is virtually identical to the Mk 11, including the short under lever, and the thumb recess to the rear RHS top of the receiver. A Pattern 1876 Lunge Bayonet, with it's leather scabbard, is available at extra cost.
British Military Service Martini-Henry Rifle Mk 11. This is a nice, clean example of a classic 19th century British military rifle. With a standard 39" round barrel, now to a dark plum blue patina of age. The rifled bore is clean and clear. There are numerous inspectors marks to the LHS side/rear of the barrel. The receiver is stamped to the RHS .... "Enfield/1885/Mk11" with a Royal VR cypher. The underlever action is sound. The 2 piece walnut stock is in vg condition, with minor dings/bruises of age and use. There is a roundall stamped to the RHS shoulder stock [ not clear]. The stock is now to a pleasing colour/patina of age. There is a standard rear ladder sight [ to 1400 yards], 2 barrel bands, with ordnance stamps, 2 sling swivels to the foreband, and trigger guard. There is also an extra sling swivel to the rear of the shoulder stock. The ramrod /clearing rod, is standard. The price is inclusive of an original leather sling, but if this is not required, the sum of £85 can be deducted from the o/a price.
British Pattern 1879 Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Sword Bayonet Offered for sale is this complete example of the Pattern 1879 Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Sword Bayonet. The fullered blade is 655 mm long, with prominent serrations along the top. Stamped to the recasse is the date 12/78. The opposite side is clearly stamped with WD plus arrow, and an Inspectors mark. The blade is intact, with no pitting, and only slight staining, with no damage to the spear point bladed edges. It is otherwise in excellent condition.The hilt has an intact checkered hard rubber grip. The release button mechanism is working. There is a muzzle ring. Complete with it's original leather scabbard. This is intact, with good stitching, and no splits. The steel furniture mounts are lightly pitted, with speckling and stain.
British Volunteer Light Dragoon Flintlock Pistol. A fine example of this 18th Century British Volunteer, single shot Flintlock pistol. With a 16 Bore, 8-1/4" round barrel, now to a fine, smooth, silver/grey, unblemished patina. There are 2 clear proof marks to the top rear of the barrel. The Lock is clearly stamped with a Crown & Tower mark. There is a Swan necked hammer with what appears to be an original top jaw and flint. There is a raised waterproof pan, and standard Frizzen and strike plate. The action to 1/2 and full cock is strong and sound. The original full walnut stock, has minor dings and bruises of use and age, and no cracks or obvious chips, and to a fine mid tone patina. The standard brass trigger guard and buttstock cap are in vg condition. The steel tipped wooden rammer is retained by 2 brass pipes, and standard groove within the forestock. Carried by Gentlemen, and also private purchase for Volunteer Cavalry...... C 1780 - 1800.
Cased 19th Century English 7mm Pin Fire Revolver. Offered for Sale is an English manufactured, 6 shot, 7mm, Pin Fire Revolver. It has a 2-12 inch round barrel, with the breech aspect hexagonal It has an open frame. The Cylinder has Birmingham proofs, and to the RHS aspect, is a hinged loading gate. There is a folding trigger. Action is strong, and indexing accurate to all 6 chambers. This revolver retains a high % of original blue, nitre finish, with thinning to the cylinder and frame. The butt/grip is of high quality chequered, walnut, and is in excellent condition. There is a simple push pull ejector rod to the RHS aspect of the frame. The o/a length is 6-3/8 inches. Contained in a fitted, period, blue felt lined case. This has compartments, and the case has a hinged lid, and the exterior is to a figured, burr walnut, veneered finish. This is in vg condition, with a few minor dings of use, and now to a beautiful patina of age. The lid exterior has two inlaid, brass escutcheons. There is a working lock, with it's key. Complete with a steel clearing/cleaning rod, an ebonised handled turnscrew, and a pewter, Dixons Oiler. The case measures 7-5/8 inchs x 5-1/2 inchs x 2 inchs. C 1870
Cased Adams 54 Bore, Percussion Revolver, Model 1851 A fine example of this double action, 54 bore, 5 shot percussion revolver. With a 6-1/2" sighted octagonal barrel, with an excellent rifled bore. Stamped to the top of the barrel: "Deane Adams & Deane No 50 King William Street, London Bridge". Engraved to the RHS frame is "Adams' Patent No. 13794", repeated to the cylinder. There is fine engraving to both sides of the frame, the trigger guard, muzzle end, and the opening butt cap lid. There is approx. 80% retained original finish. The double action is sound. The one piece walnut grip is finely checkered. Contained in a fine, original, Oak Case, with green baize lining to the compartments, measuring; 14-1/2" X 7-3/4" X 2-1/4". Complete with original accessories, including a bronze 54 bore mould, with "Adams" patent stamp, and 54 bore mark. A James Dixon bag flask, an unmarked, but original oiler, a cleaning/clearing rod with worm screw, a cap tin, and "tailed" 54 bore bullets. An original Nipple Turn Screw, and general Turn screw, both with ebonised handles. The Oak case is in vg condition, with no splits, a hinged lid, with a makers/retailers trade label. There are brass escutcheons to the lid and key hole face. Would have been carried, and used by a British Officer, both in the Crimean War, and Indian Mutiney.
Cased Pair Of 18th Century Boxlock Flintlock Pocket Pistols. A very nice pair of Boxlock, Flintlock, pocket pistols, each with a 1-1/2" turnoff barrel [ one has seized], and an o/a length of 6 -1/4". The metal work is to a smooth grey patina, with engraving to both sides of the locks. Thes are stamped "Beddows" to the LHS, and "Ridgewell" to the RHS. The ringnecked cocks both function soundly to 1/2 & full cock, which also actions the concealed triggers. Each has a hinged strike plate, and a functioning sliding safety catch. There are London Proofs to the lower aspect of the barrel housing.. The slab sided walnut grips are in vg condition, and each has an initialled white metal escutcheon to the rear. W.Beddows dates 1788-97 in London, and it is possible that Ridgewell was a retailer. In a fitted & Lined wooden case, with the following accessories ..An original Brass Powder Flask, Metal Mold, Ebonised Rod with screw off end, revealing a brass worm, several lead ball, and cleaning Tow, in lidded compartments, with bone lifters. The case measures 11-1/4inches X 7-1/2inches X 2-1/2 inches. The hinged lid is retained when closed by brass clasps, and there is a brass vacant plaque inlet to the lid exterior. There is a label affixed to the lid interior Overall, the wood is dark, with no splits or cracks. The lining is a green beige felt.
Cased Pair Of 19th Century Binocular Telescopes. This is a very nice pair of mid to late 19th Century Binocular Telescopes. Manufactured in Aluminium, and covered in a black leather cladding to the main body, and extending sun shields. There is a intra papillary adjustment wheel, and a focusing device, both central in the apparatus. The fully extended length is 39.5 cms, and fully retracted ... 27.5 cms. Very faintly inscribed to the LHS eyecup ...."Haddon & Franklin Taunton", and to the RHS eyecup ..."Benoon & Cie Paris". The o/a condition of the metal parts is excellent, especially considering the age, and their are no apparent dents or dings. The leather cladding is virtually intact, with small areas of wear, and in vg condition. Optics are very good. Aluminium was used during this period to reduce weight, and was a very rare and expensive material in the 19th Century ...... C 1870. Contained in a fine, wooden case, lined to the interior. It has a hinged lid, and retaining brass catches to close the lid. There is a brass key escutcheon [no key], and a brass carrying handle. There is a vacant brass plaque inlet to the lid exterior. To the centre front of the case, is a small white metal plaque, inscribed : "J.S.Walker/ Weston-Super-Mare". The case is in excellent "presentation" condition, and measures 45cms X 17cms X8.5cms. This would make a beautifull prize, or presentation item. The case was made ....... C1910.
Cased Pair Percussion Pocket Pistols By William Merry. A very fine pair of single shot 100 bore, percussion pistols, signed "Merry". Each pistol measures 6-1/2" o/a, with 2-3/8" turn off barrels, both of which can be freely unscrewed. The frames and barrels are to a finely Nickel Silvered finish, each profusely engraved, also to the muzzles, lower tang, and butt cap, which have hinged lids to a cap compartment. Both have clear proofs to the lower frame and barrel. Each have Dolphin shaped percussion hammers, both engraved, and to a plumb/blue patina. Action of each pistol is sound to both half cock [ there is a sliding safety catch], and to full cock, when the concealed trigger is deployed. Both have quality, rounded, curved, walnut grips, finely chequerd, with silvered butt caps, and a vacant silver escutcheon to the rear aspect. There are very minor differences to the engraving, indicating that each pistol was possibly manufactured on a different day, but to the same design and dimensions. William Merry worked in London. in High Street, White Chapel C1827, and then Castle Street C1827 -1837. Contained in a period, square, mahogany case, with compartments, lined with a green beige material. It has a hinged lid, with a retailers label to the interior, and the lid is retained by 2 brass catches. There is a vacant brass plaque inlaid to the lid exterior. There is also a lock, with a brass escutcheon to the key hole [ key missing]. The wood is in vg condition, with only a fine hairline crack to the lid, and only minor dings of age, and to a fine patina of age. Measures ...11" X 9-1/4" X 2". There is a full compliment of accessories .... A find powder flask by "Hawkesly", plus a brass powder scoop, with a wooden rounded handle ...also by Hawkesly. A 100 bore mold, an ebonised handled clearing rod, with worm and brass screw - off end, a tin of Percussion Caps, by Joyce & Co, a small bone nipple container, a small turn screw, and 100 bore lead ball. An altogether quality, and fine outfit.
Cased Pair Sharps 4 barrelled Derringer Pistols. A fine pair of very similar type 2A Sharps 4 barrelled derringer pistols. Both in .30 rimfire. This type of pistol was made between 1859 and 1874. The type 2A made to a total of 26500. The serial numbers of these examples are: No 10851, which has a brass frame, with clear Sharps logos to both sides of the frame. The 4 barrels are now to a grey/blue smooth patina, with clear rifling, with some staining, and the hammer indexes soundly to all 4 barrels, when activated by the sheathed trigger. The checkered hard rubber grips are excellent. No 22370 has the identical construction, but with a higher % of blue finish to the 4 barrels. Otherwise, all the features of 10851 are seen in this pistol. Contained in a later, quality fitted, and lined wooden case, with accessories ... an oiler, turnscrew, brass/ebony cleaning rod, a lidded compartment, and an ammunition tray. The case measures ... 9.5" X 6.25" X 2.2". It is in vg condition, with no cracke or splits, with a hinged lid, with a retailers label to the interior. There is a brass lock [ no key], and a brass escutcheon to the lid exterior.
Cased Tipping & Lawden 4 Barrel Derringer In .32 Cal.Rim Fire. Offered for sale is this very fine quality example of the English made derringer pistol, made under licence from the American Sharps Company. This pistol has four, round barrels, chambered for the 32 caliber Rim Fire metallic cartridge. Retaining a high % of blue finish, with very good rifled bores. The brass frame also retains a very high % of it's silvered finish, with only very few minor areas of loss. Clearly stamped in a circle, around the LH hammer screw is the"Tipping & Lawden Sharps Patent" motif, indicating that this is an earlier example of the model T2. Serial numbered 4459, of a total of 6000 of all models manufactured. This is clearly stamped on the underside of the muzzle end of the barrels. The quality sculptured GP grip is in excellent condition. There is a barrel release button to the underside of the frame, to slide the barrels forward for loading, Action is by a sheathed trigger, and indexing of the hammer to each of the 4 barrels is good.. Contained in it's original Model T2 case, made in mahogany, with a fine burr walnut veneer finish to the hinged lid exterior. The interior is fitted, with a blue felt lining, 2 triangular compartments, with lids and bone lifters. The original clearing/ cleaning tool fits neatly into it's own compartment. The brass hinged lid fits soundly, and there is an original lock.There are inlaid brass escutcheons to the key hole and lid exterior. There is no key.............. C 1875 Case measures 6-3/4" X 4-1/2" X 1-3/4".
Cased US 4 Barrelled Sharps Derringer Pistol In 30 Cal. Rim Fire. A nice example of this now difficult to find, and popular derringer pistol, manufactured in the 19th Century. It is a type 2A, which were manufactured 1859 to 1874. It has a standard cluster of four, 3", round barrels, now to a smooth, thinned, blue patina. .... in 30 Caliber Rim Fire. All 4 rifled bores are excellent, with only minor traces of staining. The hammer is actioned by a sheathed trigger, and functions in sequence, to all 4 barrels. The brass frame is smooth, and has faint and faded standard inscriptions to both sides. There is a standard, fine quality walnut grip, and the brass bottom strap has the serial number ... 6342, indicating a manufacture date .... C 1862 -63. Contained in a 19th century, Burr walnut case, fitted and lined, with a burgandy coloured, felt material. It is divided into compartments, 2 lidded with brass lifters. Accessories are a cleaning rod, turnscrew, oil bottle and cleaning Tow. The case is in excellent condition, with a hinged lid, lock, with brass escutcheon to the keyhole [ no key, but the lock appears to function]. There is a brass plaque inlaid to the lid exterior. There are no obvious splits or cracks. Measures ...7.5" X 5" X 2"
Cased US Colt Navy 36 Cal. Percussion Revolver, with Accessories A Nice example of one of the most popular of all Colt Percussion Revolvers. Total number manufactured from 1851 -1873.. 215348. This example is the 1Vth Model, with a # 177738...C1864. in 36 Percussion Calibre. It has a standard 7-1/2inch octagonal barrel, with an attached loading lever. Clearly stamped to the top barrel flat ..."Address Col.Sam. Colt New-York.U.S. America". Stamped to the LHS frame.."Colts Patent", and "36Cal". All metal work to a fine, smooth, grey patina. The rifled bore is unblemished, and bright. The 6 chambered Cylinder is stamped with a clear Patent and number, and there are slight traces of the Cylinder Scene. The Trigger guard and Grip frame is in quality brass. The serial numbers are all matching, and clearly stamped in all the correct positions. The original one piece walnut grip, is in excellent condition, with only very minor dings. Contained in a quality mahogany fitted, and lined case, measuring ...14 inchs X 6-1/4 inchs X 2-1/2 inchs, with a hinged lid, and brass sliding/closing catches. To the lid interior, a Colt Trade Instructional Label. To the lid exterior, an inset round, brass, Escutcheon..Inscribed ..."MJK". With a Colt Brass, Bag Flask [ spout missing], a Colts Patent 36 Cal. Mould, and a percussion nipple Turn Screw.
Col Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver With 6 inch barrel. This is a relatively rare example of what was the most prolifically produced of all Colt Revolvers. Total production 325000, this example # 281311, C1866. It has a 6", 31cal., octagonal barrel, clearly stamped to the top flat, "Address Col Sam Colt New-York.U.S America". The well rifled bore is in vg condition, with only minor stain. The 6 shot cylinder has the last 4 digits of the serial number, plus "Patent"., plus some cylinder scene. All serial numbers are present, and all are matching. "Colts Patent" is stamped to the LHS of the metal frame, and "31 cal, to the LHS of the brass trigger guard. The brass grip frame would possibly have been silvered when first made. All metal work now to a smooth dark grey patina, with traces of blue in protected areas. The one piece walnut grip is in vg condition, with traces of original varnish. Action to 1/2 & full cock, and indexation, is accurate to all chambers.
Colt Model 1860 Army Percussion Revolver Successor to the Third Model Dragoon, the Model 1860 Army ranks as the Third most produced, of all Colt handguns, and is considered the main large calibre revolver of the American Civil War, closely followed by the Remington 44 Army. A total of about 200000 were manufactured, from 1860, to 1873. A 44 calibre 6 shot, with a 7-1/2 round barrel. This is stamped "Address Col.Sam Colt.New-York.U.S.America". The gain twist rifling is vg and bright. The # 84319 , C1861, is stamped to all necessary parts, and are all matching, including,to the rebated cylinder, which also has patent marks, and some remaining cylinder scene. All metal work is now to a fine, smooth, dark grey patina, with minor superficial dings of age and use. Action to all chambers is strong, with accurate indexation. There is a brass trigger guard, and fore grip strap, whereas the rear and lower grip strap is steel. The original one piece walnut grip is without cracks or dents, and there is an area of patinated wear to the lower RHS, which in no way detracts from the o/a appearance. Around 127000 were issued to the Union Troops, during the Civil War, as was this example ... there are a few inspectors marks stamped to the metal work, and there is also a very faint cartouche stamped to the lower LHS grip.
Colt Model 1860 Army Percussion, 44Cal. Revolver. Made between 1860 through to 1873, with a total of 200500. This example with a serial number of 141152 ...C 1863, and therefor possibly a Civil war weapon. This revolver is a 6 shot, 44 cal Percussion revolver, and was, together with the Remington NMA 44, the major side arm issued during the US Civil War. It has a standard 8" Round barrel, with the full US Colt US America address to the top, now showing signs of wear. There is a rebated cylinder, now with no scene, and one can just make out part of the serial number, and patent dates. There is a creeping style loading lever. Colts Patent stamped to the LHS frame. There is a brass trigger guard, with all matching numbers, and an iron back and undergrip strap, again with matching numbers. This is a "no finish" gun, now to a dark grey patina o/a, with "salt & pepper" speckling throughout, but no pitting. The action to 1/2 and full cock, indexes soundly, and strongly. The rifled bore is clear, with small areas of stain. The onepiece, varnished walnut grip, has only minor dings of age, and no cracks.
Colt Model 1862 Police Percussion Revolver. These were made from 1861 to 1873, serial numbered with the Model1862 Pocket Navy. Total 47000, of which 28000 were the model 1862 Police. In 36 Cal, 5 shot percussion. The great majority were in fact converted to metallic RF conversion, making the remaining, surviving, Cap & Ball percussion models, more desirable. This example has a 6-1/2" round barrel, with a full Colt address address to the top. All metalwork to a smooth silver finish, and the part fluted/rebated cylinder has a stamped Colt patent . All the required serial numbers are matching ...# 17294 C1863. Action is sound, and the rifled bore is vg, with just a few stains, nearer to the muzzle. The original one piece walnut stock, with one minor chip, and slight dings of age and use, now to a dark patina. There are British proof marks to the flutes of the cylinder.
Colt Model 1877 Thunderer 6 Shot 41 Cal. DA Revolver. A very early example of this Colt revolver, with a serial number of 15731, C1877, indicating manufacture in the first year of issue. [ 1666849 made in total]. All numbers are matching. This has barrel length of 4-1/2", with a standard ejector to the RHS. The rifled bore is vg, with no pitting or wear. This revolver was originally finished with Nickel, plate, but most has now worn off. However, there is no pitting anywhere, and the full Colt address can be seen to the barrel top, and the Colt DA 41 can just be made out to the rear LHS of the barrel. The patents are clearly stamped to the LHS of the frame. This revolver has a DA and Single action, which is functional, but not tight. The hard rubber 2 piece grips are now well worn, with the rampant Colt motif, in an oval cartouche.. There is evidence of checkering, and there is a small piece missing from the LHS grip, at the toe of the birds head design. Many gun fighters, cowboys, frontiers men carried either the "Lightning" [in 38 cal],, carried by William Bonney [ Billy The Kid], or the "Thunderer", carried by John Wesley Hardin. See below item 50192 which is a superb untouched example of this type of revolver.
Colt New Army And Navy D.A. 41 Cal. Model 1895 Revolver. This is a very nice condition example of a Colt revolver, made between 1892 through to 1907, with a total of 291000. This particular revolver, has a s/n 130914 ..C1899. With a 4-1/2 inch round barrel, 6 shot fluted cylinder, frame, trigger guard all now to a pleasant thinning/fading, blue finish, with no pitting. The full 3 line Colt address/patents is clearly stamped to the barrel top, and "Colt DA 41" to the LHS of the rear of the barrel. . There are checkered hard rubber grips, with oval rampant Colt embossed motif [ NB small, well executed repair, to RHS lower front aspect]. The serial number is clearly stamped to the lower aspect of the grip frame. The cylinder swings outward to the left, for re-loading [ activated by a catch]. The rifled bore is excellent, a the Double and Single action sound, with accurate indexation.
Colt New Army Revolver Model 1895, In .41 Colt CF Calibre A nice example, made from 1892 through to 1907, with a total of 291000. This revolver has a # 240292, and was made C 1904. With a 4-1/2" barrel, stamped with the full Colt Hartford address, and Patents to the top, and "Colt D.A.41 to the LHS. The rifled bore is clean and un pitted. All metal work now to an original thinned blue/plumb patina, with minor stain to the LHS fore barrel area. The fluted 5 shot cylinder, flips out to the Left, for reloading. The Checkered 2 piece hard rubber grips, have a clear oval rampart Colt embossed motif. The double action and single action index correctly, and soundly.
Colt Third Model Derringer Pistol With Holster This is a 41 cal. Rim fire, single shot pistol, with a 2-1/2" barrel, pivoting to the right, with a smooth, now thinning blue finish, and no pitting. The brass frame has a virtually intact, silver plated finish, and stamped .41 cal to the LHS. The rifled bore is superb, with no apparent stain, or pitting, and is to a bright finish. There are two British proofs, stamped to the lower aspect of the barrel. Barrel marking --COLT--, in italics to it's top aspect The 2 piece varnished, walnut grips are in excellent condition. Action to 1/2 and full cock is strong. Total number made 48000, between 1870 - 1912. This example # 15944 C1880. Complete with a custom made leather holster, with sound stitching, and in very good condition.
Early 19th Century British Cavalry New Land Pattern Flintlock Pistol. This is a nice, clean example of the type of Pistol as carried by the British Cavalry during the Napoleonic Wars, including Waterloo, The Peninsular Wars, and known as the "New Land Pattern 1807". With a standard 9 inch round barrel, now to a silver/grey smooth patina, which has 2 proof marks to the top rear LHS, and is smooth bored, as standard. The lock is clearly stamped with a Royal Crown/GR, issue mark, and Tower mark. There is also a sliding safety catch. It has a Ring Necked cock, raised rainproof pan, Frizzen, and hinged Steel. Action to 1/2 & full cock is sound and strong, activated by a single steel trigger.. The one piece Walnut stock is in vg condition, now to a nice and pleasant dark patina, with only minor dings of age and use, and no apparent cracks or splits The furniture is brass, including the butt cap, and trigger guard, plus the forecap. This example displays the armourers strengthening brass plate, just to the rear of the ramrod groove [ a known weak spot]. There is the standard hinged steel ramrod. The o/a length is 15 inches. A must for the 200th anniversary of Waterloo
Factory Engraved .442 Cal.Forehand & Wadsworth, British BullDog Revolver. The British Bulldog was one of the most widely used revolvers of the American West, out selling the Colt Single Action. Most are simple and plain, but a very few were manufactured in a more exotic way. According to records, mostly obtained, and listed in the book .."The British Bulldog Revolver",by George Layman, that from his own collection of 850 examples, manufactured by Forehand &Wadsworth, only 4 had ivory grips, and 2 with pearl grips ... and only twice did he have a factory engraved version. This is a very rare Factory engraved, with pearl grips. As far as I, and colleagues can ascertain, this very same revolver is illustrated on page 168 of the book .... and it is thought that the calibre quoted of .38, was an error, as it is in fact .442. The Police Badge illustrated must have been lost [ photo taken in 1950]., but has been replaced with what appears to be another, but original example. In superb condition, it has a 2-1/2" round barrel, with a clear and unblemished rifled bore. All the metal work is to a virtual 100% intact Nickel Plated finish, with profuse and attractive engraving [ the trigger guard, and top frame are plain]..... but engraved to the top ..."British/Bull-dog". The Forehand & Wadsworth Trade Mark is stamped to the LHS frame/top strap area..... in the form of a dog. The fitted 2 piece Pearl Grips are in vg condition, but note that there is a slight crack to the LHS top grip, which appears to be just visible in the photo in the book taken way back in 1950. It has 5 shots, and actions soundly to both Single and Double Action. The serial number # 1521, and is categorised as a 2nd Model. To any collector of artifacts of the West [ and in this case, also Police use], this is a great item to have.
Fine Pair Of English Flintlock Travelling Pistols. Offered for sale is this Antique Pair of English Flintlock Travelling Pistols, of a very unusual and interesting origin.. They are an Exact pair in every way, with an o/a length of 11 inches, with round barrels of 6-1/2 inches, of 20 bore.. Both are clearly stamped "London", and to a smooth, plum/brown patina.. The one piece walnut stocks have a nice patination of age, and the curved grips are finely checkered, with a smooth plain area to Left & Right sides. Both have a very fine, superficial hairline crack to the underside, in front of the finely engraved trigger guard, rear tang, and front pineapple finial. There is a roller Frizzen to both pistols, a hinged Steel strike plate, finely constructed hammers, with original cocks and flints. The all weather pans are compact and deep. The touchhole is gold lined. The lock to each pistol is of identical design, have a sliding safety, but one is signed "Staudenmeyer", and the other "J Wilkinson". It is thought that these must have been apprentice pieces, and please note that Staudenmeyer was an apprentice to J. Manton, and died in 1825. The connection with Wilkinson is more obscure. Both pistols have wooden ramrods with horn tips, retained by 2 steel pipes. Both pistols have a strong action to 1/2 and full cock
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George V British Naval Midshipmans Dirk, By Henry Wilkinson. Offered for sale, is a fine quality British Naval Midshipmans Dirk. It has a 17-3/4 inch Spearpoint steel blade, in o/a good condition, with a very few small areas of stain. There is fine etching, including scrolling, Anchor with Royal crown, GR Cypher with Kings Crown and "V" for George Vth. Makers name "Henry Wilkinson/Pall Mall/London", and to the other side "By Appointment ..Gieves/Ltd/London/Porstmouth/& Devonport". They would have been the retailers. Plus the etched Proof Motif. The brass hilt is inscribed "G.R.Welch". with a mounted plaque inscribed with a naval Anchor. The handle is wrapped in it's original Fish Skin grip, and intact wire retainers, and surmounted with a brass tang and lions face end, with sling ring. The original black leather scabbard is in vg condition, intact stitching, with brass mounted furniture, with 2 sling rings. The o/a length is 23 inches. C 1910 - 1930
German 1st WW Fernglass 08 NCO Field Binoculars with Case. These are German military Galillean Binoculars, standard issue to NCOs in the 1st WW. They were produced by nearly every German Optical manufacturer. This fine example, is manufactured in brass, with an intact aluminium rainguard. [ Benutzencap] It is in excellent condition, and the original gray/green, "field" finish is virtually complete, with only minor blemishes of age and use. The optics are ...6 X 39, with individual eye focus, and are surprisingly good for this type of instrument. These binoculars carry 2 numbers ...365197 on the the forward roundplate, and 49571 on the clamp wheel, which is also inscribed .." Fernglass 08 Goerz Berlin". On one side of the rear hinge arm is the date ? 16 [ 1916] There is what appears to be an original and intact neck sling, in vg condition. The matching leather case is in excellent original condition, with sound stitching, belt straps, closing straps, metal lid retainer, and is clearly stamped; "C.P.Goerz AG/Berlin". The interior is lined with original white felt, with complete operating instructions fixed to the lid interior [In German]. The leather is to a fine brown patina of age. This is the finest and most complete example I have seen, of this sort after piece of German 1st WW memorabilia.
Large Bore Rifled Flintlock Travelling Pistol By Howell & Simmons. A very good and fine quality rifled flintlock 16 br. travelling pistol, by the as yet unrecorded maker ... Howell & Simmons. With a fine twist browned 5ins round barrel, with a flat top, and has fine deep rifling, with no pitting. It has a front sight, and an engraved tang, fitted with a rear sight. There are two gold lines to the breech, and oval gold makers stamp to the border engraved lock, and breech .... "Howell & Simmons". There is a Swan neck cock, with some engraving, half cock safety, with a very crisp working lock and steel. The steel furniture and trigger guard end in a pineapple finial, and are engraved.. The original full walnut stock has well executed, fine chequering to the grip, minor dings and bruises, of age and use, and to a pleasing patina, commensurate to an item made C 1770. It has a vacant, oval white metal escutcheon to the rear aspect of the grip/stock. The removable and original ramrod is ebonised, and has a tortoiseshell end. The o/a length is ..10ins.
Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mark 1, in 450/577 Caliber. Offered for sale is this rare, and hard to find, Antique British Military Service Artillery Carbine, in the obsolete 450/577 calibre. This was developed to provide and improve much needed features to Garrison, Horse and Field Artillery Units, principally, the ability to fix a Bayonet. Also, the provision of a sling swivel to the heel of the buttstock, and one to the fore stock barrel band. The clearing rod is the correct one and design for the Mk1, and is designed to accept the bayonet, when fitted. Therefore, this example is a true Mark 1 carbine, and is not, as came later, Mark 11s, which were cut down MH Rifles. They were made from 1878- 1889, and the Mk 11 1893-1896 The Mk 1 was approved in July 1879, and this example was a very early one, as it is dated 1879. This Carbine is in Superb original condition, with a 21.375 inch round barrel, retaining a very high % of blue finish. The fore end is designed to take the pattern 1879 Sword Bayonet, with the standard bayonet bar. There is a foresight. The receiver is very clearly stamped."Crown/V.R/Enfield/1879/Issue Stamp/I.C.I". The rear ladder sight is to 1000 yards. All metal work is clearly fully stamped with ordnance marks. The under lever action is sound and crisp. The rifled bore is clear, and virtually blemish free.The 2 piece walnut stock is original, in excellent condition, with only very minor dings and bruises. There is an Enfield roundel , stamped to the RHS of the butt stock. The woodwork is nicely grained, and now to a fine patina of age. Overall length is 37.687 inches, and in excellent condition. Please note that I have available for sale, an original Pattern 1879 sword bayonet, complete with it's scabbard [ see website, and priced separatly].
Model 1841 U.S.Percussion Mississippi Rifle. This is a rare example of a US Pre Civil War Percussion rifle, made from 1846 - 1855. Many were manufactured at Harpers Ferry Armoury [25000], but the majority [45000], by sub-contractors, as is this example ..stamped to the Lockplate, "E.Whitney 1847 US N.Haven". All had a standard 33" muzzle loading round barrel, originally browned, and now to a silver grey slightly speckled, smooth patina, and no pitting. It has a 54 calibre rifled bore, in vg condition. The barrel is fastened by 2 substantial brass barrel bands to the stock. There is a one piece walnut stock, now to a dark, deep coloured patina of age, with dings and bruises of use. The furniture is brass, including a patch box to the RHS shoulder stock. In situ, is what is probably an original nipple turn screw. Other markings are .."Steel", stamped to the rear of the barrel, and "US" stamped to the brass Butt plate upper tang. To complete, there is an original Steel ramrod, of trumpet head type, with a brass tip, and a buff/white, leather sling, attached to the rifle by 2 sling swivels. This appears to be of the period, but I cannot say that it is original to this rifle. Historically, this type of rifle is important, as many were carried by a Mississippi Regiment, under the command of Jefferson Davis, in the Mexican War. He went on to become the President of the Confederacy, during the American Civil War. Considered by collectors to be the most handsome of all percussion US military longarms. The percussion action, is strong and sound, and the nipple appears to be original, and in good condition.
Model 1855 US Sharps Carbine Made To A British Contract. This is a relatively rare example of the now famous and sort after Sharps Carbine, but especially made for the British Government. The total made were 6796, between May 1856 to July 1857. The early ones had a barrel length of 21 inches, but the last 3000, as is this one, had a length of 18 inches. Initially made in .54 Calibre, but these later ones were to .551 in Calibre. This one has a round barrel exterior now to a pleasing dark grey metal patina, with areas of darker speckling, but no pitting. There are the standard leaf style rear sights, and an adjustable foresight. The 3 groove bore is well rifled, with very small areas of stain, and no pitting The receiver is now to a dark patina, and the Maynard Primer-Tape cover is clearly stamped "Edward Maynard/Pattentee/1845", and to the top Receiver Tang, again clearly stamped.."Sharps/Patent/1848", and the Serial number # 21962. There is an under lever, to allow the loading of a single round, ignited by the Percussion capping breech mechanism. There is brass furniture, consisting of a Brass Patch box to the RHS rear of the shoulder stock, and a single brass barrel band to the forestock. The 2 piece walnut stock is in general o/a vg condition, with no obvious splits, and is now to a dark patina of age, with minor dings of age and use. To the LHS of the receiver, and wrist of the shoulder stock, is a metal saddle slide/ring These carbines were still in use by the British Cavalry, until the mid 1860s.
Pair Of Box Lock Flint Lock Pocket Pistols By Brummitt,Nottingham. A nice matching pair of Box lock, flintlock, Pocket Pistols, with 2-1/2 inch turn off round barrels., both now to a smooth dark patina of age. Both receivers signed, in oval cartouches ..to the LHS.."Brummitt", and to the RHS .."Nottingham", Surrounded by fine engraving. Both have ring necked cocks, hinged Steels, and sliding safety catches. Actions are sound to 1/2 and full cock. There are steel trigger guards, and butt tangs. Proofs are clearly stamped on both pistols, visible on the lower aspect of the barrel/frame housing.. Both pistols have slab sided walnut stocks, in vg condition, and patina of age. The o/a lengths ...6-1/2 inches. Samuel Brummitt worked in Nottingham 1810-1828.
Post 2nd WW Officers Bearing Compass. This is a mid 20th Century British Officers Bearing Compass, manufactured in heavy duty plastic. Rectangular in shape, with a hinged lid, and a reflective mirror within, plus a sighting slit. The circular compass within the base, is graduated to the 4 points of the compass, and pivots freely on a spigot, and is well magnitised. There is an activation/deactivation lever, which frees up the disc when the lid is opened. Inscribed to the reverse of the lid ..."Compass Magnetic,Marching Mark 1 WD arrow>" and "T.G.Co.Ltd". With a finger ring. [ Please note that there is a repaired crack to the extreme top corner of corner of the lid]. Complete with an original Post War military, webbing, carrying pouch.
Remington - Smoot New Model No 2 Five Shot Revolver. A Rare revolver, made 1878- 1888, with a total of 3000 This example ..# 551 .... C 1878. With a 5 shot fluted cylinder, chambered for 30 Rim Fire cartridge, There is a 2-3/4" barrel. integral with the frame, stamped "E REMINGTON & SONS ILION.N.Y.PAT. W.S.SMOOT.OCT.21 1873" It has a sheathed trigger,, spring loaded extractor to the RHS below the barrel.. Loading via a recess to the RHS rear of the 5 shot cylinder. Action to 1/2 & full cock, sound, with accurate indexation. The rifled bore is vg, with only minor scattered peppering, Retaining virtually 100% of the nickel plated finish, which is unblemished. The 2 piece checkered, birds head, hard rubber grips are very fine, and unblemished.
Remington New Model Police Revolver, Factory Rim Fire Conversion. Made C 1865 -1873, in 36 cal percussion, with a subsequent production in 38 Rimfire. This example, with a # 5616 [ of 25000 total production]. With a 3-1/2" 0ctagonal barrel, clearly stamped with the full Remington adderss/patents. The rifled bore is vg. The frame has been altered from the original percussion, to accept the 2 piece factory cylinder. All metal work retains a high % of original blueing, with some thinning to the frame and cylinder, with the highest % retained to the barrel and underlever. There is a brass trigger guard. The original 2 piece walnut grip is in a fine grained, varnished, and virtually unblemished condition.
Remington New Model S/A Belt Percussion Revolver. This is a 6 shot, 36 caliber percussion revolver, made C 1865 - 1873, and subsequently in Cartridge. Total quantity made 2500 - 3000, and serial numbered with the Remington Rider New Model D/A revolver. With a 6-1/2" octagonal barrel, and round. plain cylinder. Originally blued, now to a smooth grey metal patina, with no staining or pitting. The rifled bore is clean, with some areas of slight wear. The serial number 3352, is stamped to the lower aspect of the barrel, and to the lower left aspect of the grip frame. There is a 2 piece walnut grip, in vg condition, and no splits or chips. The action/indexation to all 6 chambers is sound. Considered to be a rare item, as few were made, and a must for the Remington collector.
Richards Conversion Colt 1860 Army Revolver. These were made C1873-78, with a total production of 9000. They were serial numbered in 2 ranges ..1-8700, and the 2nd range 167000 - 200614. This example falls into this range...200291. These revolvers were in 44 Colt Centre fire, with a 6 shot rebated cylinder, and normally with an 8" barrel. However, this example has been cut down to 6". The probable reason was that this type of revolver was very popular with gunfighters, who preferred a shorter barrel length, for ease of withdrawing from the holster. There is an ejector rod attached to the RHS of the barrel. All metal is now to a dark grey smooth patina, and no pitting. The full Colt address is stamped to the barrel top, now fading, but legible. To the LHS frame .."Colts Patent". The trigger guard is brass, with "44 Cal" stamped to the left hand shoulder. The one piece walnut grip is original, and is in generally good condition, with minor dings, no splits, and a small piece missing from the LHS lower bottom aspect, next to the frame strap. Action to I/2 and full cock is strong and sound. The rifled bore is in excellent unblemished condition. To complete, there is a standard loading gate to the rear aspect of the RHS of the cylinder. A now very difficult model to find, and was not only very popular at the time of manufacture, but is now very sort after by collectors of Western memorabilia.
S & W Model No 3 Second Model Single Action Revolver. Also known as "Second Model American". Made only for a brief time from 1872 - 1874 ... total produced 20,735. This example # 16383 C 1874. With an 8" round barrel, and a 6 shot fluted cylinder, The rifled bore is vg, with only minor areas of stain, and is chambered for 44 S & W American. The full S & W address/dates/patents are clearly stamped to the flat top over the barrel. Now to a polished silver finish, with minor areas of fine superficial pitting, which does not detract from the general o/a appearance ..... probably originally had a nickel plated finish. The original 2 piece walnut stock is in vg condition, with no chips or splits. The SA to both 1/2 and full cock, indexes to all 6 chambers.
S & W Model No2 Old Model 32 Cal. Rim Fire Revolver. Also known as Model No 2 Army. This was the first Cartridge revolver used in the American Civil War. Manufactured 1861 - 1874, total production 77155. This example has a #6555, a very early revolver, manufacyured C 1861, the first year of the war. A 32 cal. rimfire, 6 shot non fluted cylinder. It has a 6" octagonal barrel, with a very clear S&W logo stamped to the top flat. The rifled bore is very good, with some minor stain and wear.There is a high % of smooth blue finish to all metal work, with evidence of wear only to the rear back strap to the grips. The 1859 Patent date is just visible, stamped to the cylinder. Action which by design, is only to a full cock [ SA]. is sound, with full indexation to each cylinder. The original Rosewood grips have a square butt profile, and are in excellent, undamaged, varnished condition. The model No2 Old Model was a popular personal sidearm with many officers, and enlisted men during the Civil War ..... General Armstrong Custer carried a pair during the War, and later, the Western gunslinger "Wild Bill Hickok", carried one while he was marshal of Deadwood. A superb example, and now difficult to find in this condition, .
S&W 44 Double Action First Model, 6 Shot Revolver. A fine example of this popular gunfighters sidearm, first produced in 1881, and sold until 1913, with a total production of 54668. Designed to fire the .44 S&W Russian, metallic cartridge. This example, s/n # 5178, was shipped from the S&W factory in August 1882, and delivered to Hibbard Spencer & Bartlett Co., Chicago, Ilanois. It has a 4 inch barrel, with all the standard features of this model, and retains approx. 65% of the now thinning blue finish. The Double and Single action, index to all 6 chambers. The rifled bore is very good, with only minor areas of stain. The original mottled red, hard rubber grips are in excellent condition, and were factory fitted. This revolver has the standard S&W break top method of ejecting, and reloading mechanism, which is in working order. Complete with an original S&W Historical certificate, issued in December 1999, confirming all the features and authenticity of this firearm. Popular with late 19th Century gunfighters, and examples were carried by Belle Starr, "The Bandit Queen Of Indian Territory", and Texas Gunfighter, John Wesley Hardin.
S&W Model 3 Russian Third Model 44 Russian Revolver. This is a relatively rare example of the popular and sort after S&W 44 Russian Revolver. Commonly known as "New Model Russian". With a 6-1/2 inch barrel, and a fluted 6-shot cylinder. The rifled barrel is in reasonable condition, with some wear and speckling. This revolver was originally with either a Nickel or Blue finish, which has now worn away, leaving a silver grey, slightly specked, smooth patina. The Single Action, both to 1/2 & full cock is reasonably good, with accurate Indexation, but there is some wear, especially when opening to expose for re-loading. The Walnut grips are smooth and intact. Below the trigger guard, is a spur, for accurate firing. Made between 1874 -1878, with a total quantity manufactured ..60638. This particular example was for the Russian Contract, of which 41138 were made. It has a serial number # 1503. What is rare, is that the barrel markings are in Russian Cyrillic Script, and these models, having been shipped to Russia, and now rarely encountered in the Western World.
S&W Model No.2 Old Model Revolver, In 32 Cal Rim Fire. This is a nice example of a revolver that was initially very popular as a side arm with officers and enlisted men of the Union Army during the American Civil War. Also General George Armstrong Custer carried a pair, as did also, the American gunslinger "Wild Bill Hickok". This particular revolver has a standard 6" octagonal barrel, clearly stamped to the top flat .."Smith & Wesson Springfield Mass". The 6 shot cylinder is stamped with various patent dates. The entire gun is now to a fine smooth grey patina of age, with no pitting. The rifled bore is in vg condition, with only minor areas of stain. The single action is sound and indexes to all 6 cylinders [ Please note that there is not a half cock facility which was normal to this particular model.]. Activated by a sheathed trigger. In 32 Cal. Rim Fire Cartridge. The Rosewood Grips have a square profile, and are original, and in vg condition. The serial number # 63635, which would be a post civil war, early Indian war manufacture C 1870 ..... The total made 77155 from 1861 to 1874.
Smith & Wesson New Model No 3 SA 44 S & W Revolver. This fine example of a S & W Single Action Revolver, is one of the many manufactured between 1878 -1912. It has a # 27765, from a range of 1- 35796. Making a manufacture date of C1885 -1890. Complete with a full S & W company name and address, with patent dates 1865,69,71,75 and 1877 ...these are clearly stamped to the top barrel rib. The round barrel is 6-1/2 inches. This model has a 6 shot fluted cylinder, chambered for the 44 S & W Russian cartridge. The serial number is reproduced to the rear of the cylinder. The barrel and frame are to a pleasing dark blue smooth patina, which is probably a vg re finish, possibly carried out some years ago. The Single Action functions and indexes soundly to all 6 chambers. The bore has clear rifling, to a mirror finish, with only one very small area of stain. The standard checkered hard rubber grips are in excellent condition, with a S & W impressed monogram to both sides. This revolver had a standard break open mechanism, with a patent ejector system. Historically, one of the most important revolvers of the late 19th Century, and widely used by cowboys, frontiers men, out in the American West. One feature of this particular revolver is a Target type of foresight, for greater accuracy.
Starr Arms Co Double Action 1858 Percussion Army Revolver. Made late 1850s to early 1860s, total quantity 23000. A 44 caliber 6 shot, with a 6" round barrel, with a good rifled bore. Serial No # 22379, pre C1863, when the Single Action version was issued. Fully marked with Starr Patents etc. All metal work now to a grey/silver patina, and no pitting, with inspectors initials. The one piece walnut grip is original, and in good condition. This was the 3rd most important main side arm of the Union Cavalry, after the Colt and Remington Army revolvers. The initials F.A.B are probably of an owner, possibly during the Civil War The DA functions correctly.
Telescope with provenance of The Peninsula War And Mount Everest. This is a superb early 19th Century military brass telescope, with 2 brass draws, and the main body clad in mahogany. It measures 15.5" when closed, and 22.5" fully open. The objective lens is 1.5". It is complete with it's original leather case and lid. Made C1808, and clearly signed on the 2nd draw tube; "Narrien / London / Improved Day and Night" He worked in London 1808 - 1825. The uniqueness of this telescope, is that it is also clearly inscribed; "Hon'ble Cha's G. Bruce / used by his grandfather Gen. Sir Wm Napier, in the Peninsula War".General Sir Willian Francis Patrick Napier KCB [1785 - 1860], was an eminent British General and Historian. He was present at the Siege of Copenhagen, and served under Sir Arthur Wellesly in the attack on the Danish Army, and took part in the battle of Kioge. In 1808, his regiment arrived in Coruna as part of the Peninsular War Army. He was seriously wounded in 1811, but was then appointed Brigade Major to the Portugese Brigade of the Light Division. He took part in the battle of Fuentes d'Onoro 5th May 1811, and was promoted to Brevet - Major, and by Nov. 1813, had made Brevet Lt- Colonel, and was in action at the battle of Orthez in 1814. In 1823 he wrote the definitive 6 volumes of "History of the War In The Peninsula", and by 1830, became "Colonel", and by 1841, promoted to Major-General. In 1842, he was made Lt-Govenor of Guernsey, which he resigned in 1847. In 1848 he was made K.C.B.He had a noted family history, married well, and his daughter Norah, produced a son, from her marriage to Henry Austin Bruce [ 1st Baron of Duffryn]. This son became ..... Brigadier Gen.Hon.Charles Granville Bruce M.V.O., C.B...... which is also inscribed on this telescope. [ 1866 -1939]. He joined the Indian Army in 1888, serving with the 5th Gurkha Rifles from 1889. He developed a passion for wrestling and climbing. His climbing experience was impressive, and climbed in the European Alps, and early expeditions to the Himalaya. He went to Gallipoli in 1914, and commanded the 6th Gurka Rifles, and was wounded there. In 1922 he led the 2nd British Expedition to Mount Everest. He met George Mallory there, and eventually led the 3rd Expedition to Everest, but contracted malaria, and left. The command was then taken over by Lt Colonel Edward Norton, who failed in his own attempt to reach the summit. This expedition was where George Mallory and Sandy Irvine were last seen 800 feet from the summit. They never came back, but Mallory's body was found in 1999 . It is argued that they might have reached the summit, as a photograph of his wife, which he promised to place on the summit, was not among his personal effects, when his otherwise intact body was found. Charles Bruce died of a stroke in 1939. This telescope is in excellent condition, with very good optics. To add to the desirability of this Telescope, it is sold with the Complete 6 Volumes of W.E.P Napier's "HISTORY OF THE WAR IN THE PENINSULA AND IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE", first published in 1832, with this, a copy of the 1992 Edition. Also, there is a copy of "INTO THE SILENCE, THE GREAT WAR, MALLORY and the CONQUEST OF EVEREST", where there are many references to Charles Bruce, especially his relationship with George Mallory.
US Civil War Remington New Model Army Percussion Revolver. This is a very nice example of one of the Iconic sidearms, carried by the Union Cavalry, during the American Civil War. This is a standard issue, 44 cal., 6 shot, percussion revolver, which, with the Colt Model 1860, were the 2 main large calibre revolvers carried. With an 8" Octagon Barrel, stamped to the top flat with a 3 line address/Patents, [ 3rd line now fading], and the serial number #107194,...C1864, stamped clearly to the lower flat, revealed when the loading lever is depressed. The cylinder has 6 notches, and as is standard, no markings. The serial number is repeated to the lower LHS grip frame. Retaining about 70 % of the smooth, blued finish, with areas of thinning, and scattered minor dings and marks of age and use and appears to be all original. The rifled bore is very good, and the single action is extremely strong to each chamber, indexing accurately [it seems that the 1/2 cock does not activate]. There are clear inspectors initials stamped to the metal work. The original 2 piece walnut grips are in vg condition, with only minor dings of use and age. There is a very clear Inspectors Cartouche stamped to the lower LHS grip. This is a vg example of a late Civil War Cavalry side arm, in o/a excellent condition.
US Colt Richards Conversion, From 44 Percussion, To 44 Colt CF. Offered for sale is an Antique US Colt Richards Conversion, model 1860 Army Revolver. This example has a serial number of 198643, which places it in the range of167000- 200614, of what were original 1860 Army, 44 calibre percussion revolvers, and then converted to 44 Colt Centre Fire, metallic cartridge. It has an 8 inch round barrel, with a clear New York address. The rifle bore is in excellent condition. The rebated 6 shot cylinder has some original naval scene, and this example has a serial number ending ..968, which although not matching all the other numbers, was often the case when conversion took place. There is a hinged loading gate to the RHS of the cylinder, and a spring loaded ejector rod in it's housing, mounted to the RHS of the barrel. The trigger guard and lower tang are in brass. The backstrap, and lower strap, are in steel. Action to all 6 chambers is strong, with accurate indexation. All metal parts are now to a blue/gray patina, no pitting, with a few minor dings of use and wear. The original one piece walnut stock is in vg condition. The Richards conversion was a very popular, early metallic cartridge revolver, and used by Western Gun Fighters. Manufacture 1873-1878, and total number made ..9000.
US Colt Richards Conversion, from 44 Percussion, to 44 Colt CF. Offered for sale is an Antique US Colt Richards Conversion, from the Model 1860 Army Percussion Revolver. This example has a serial number of 189994, which places it in the range of167000- 200614, of what were original 1860 Army, 44 calibre percussion revolvers, and then converted to 44 Colt Centre Fire, metallic cartridge. It has an 8 inch round barrel, with a clear New York address. The rifle bore is in excellent condition. The rebated 6 shot cylinder has some original naval scene, and this example has a serial number ending ..9994, matching to the original Model 1860 Percussion numbers. However the frame, brass trigger guard, and the lower grip strap. are numbered 199294, which was often the case when conversion took place. There is a hinged loading gate to the RHS of the cylinder, and a spring loaded ejector rod in it's housing, mounted to the RHS of the barrel. The trigger guard and lower tang are in brass. The backstrap, and lower strap, are in steel. Action to all 6 chambers is strong, with accurate indexation. All metal parts are intact, and this particular example had a Nickel finish, which is evident on the barrel and LHS frame, where it is now thinning and flaking. As the original cylinder is manufactured by a different process, all the Nickel here has now worn away . The original one piece walnut stock is in vg condition. The Richards conversion was a very popular, early metallic cartridge revolver, and used by Western Gun Fighters. Manufacture 1873-1878, and total number made ..9000.
US Colt Third Model Deringer 41 cal RF Pistol With Holster A Fine example of this popular US., 3rd Model "Thuer" Deringer pistol. Made from 1870 -1912, with a total production of approx 48000.. With a 41 rimfire calibre, single shot 2-1/2 inch barrel, pivoting to the right for loading. The barrel retains a high % of original blue finish, now thinning to a pleasing plum/blue patina. The rifled bore is in very good condition. The frame retains 98% of it's original silver plated finish, stamped 41 cal to the LHS. Also stamped clearly to the LHS Grip frame, is it's serial number ...41563, indicating a late manufacture in the very early 20th Century. There are British import proof marks stamped to the lower aspect of the barrel. The original varnish walnut grips are stamped with a matching serial number. The Action from a sheathed trigger is strong to 1/2 and full cock. There is a tiny lanyard ring screw fixed to the lower aspect of the grip frame. Attached by a fine leather lanyard, is a very high quality, custom, and later made leather holster, with flap, brass stud, and belt attachment. All stitching is sound. C 1901
US Remington DB Derringer Pistol 4th Model In .41 Rim Fire Model 95 Double Derringer, Made from 1866 - 1935, in 4 models. All of them had 3" round superposed barrels, tipping upwards for loading. Each barrel is rifled, and in .41cal.rimfire. The basic design never changed in the 69 years that they were manufactured, and the only way to identify which of the 4 models you have, is by the type and position of the address ... with the exception that the very first had no manual extraction between the barrels. This example, is the Type III.a.k.a the 4th Model..... marked to the top barrel flat ..."Remington Arms U.M.C Co. Ilion N.Y." In excellent condition, the metal work retains a very high % of original blue finish, with minor areas of thinning. The 2 piece grips are very unusual, and are in carved Stag Horn, also in very fine condition. The rifled bores are Grade I, and are probably unfired, bright, and shiny. Action to 1/2 & full cock, is very sound and strong. The hinge is uncracked. This model was made between 1912 and 1935 [ serial numbers were not consequtive, and were usually batch numbers]
US REMINGTON-ELLIOT DERRINGER PISTOL. This is a 4 barrel, 32 Cal.Rimfire pistol, manufactured between 1863 - 1888. Total number made, approx.20000. There is a fixed cluster of 4 barrels, 3-3/8" in length, and ribbed, where the following is stamped to the LHS; "Manufactured by E.Remington & Sons, Ilion.N.Y" and to the RHS rib; "Elliots Patents May 29, 1860-Oct.1,1861" All stampings are clear. The barrels are now to a thinning blue, smooth finish, with vg grade rifled bores. The frame is now to a grey metal patina of age, and no pitting. The grips are high quality polished Gutta Percha. Action is through a ring trigger, and functions soundly. The 4 barrels tip forward for loading. The serial number 447, is inside the frame, and indicates a very early year of manufacture. A now rare, and quality US Deringer Pistol
US Sharps 4 Barrelled 30 Cal.Rim Fire Derringer Pistol. Offered for Sale is a nice clean example of this popular Antique American 4 barrelled Derringer Pistol. These were produced in many thousands from 1859 t0 1874, in various models. This one is the Model 2C, total made 5000, in the serial number range 3706 to 8333, and has a # 4671. In o/a very good condition, with the 4 barrels retaining a high % of a now thinning blue finish. The brass frame has traces of the Sharps address and Sharps Patent to each side, and is to a vg smooth, brass patina, which has very minor areas of minute stippling [ only revealed when looking close up through a magnifier]. The barrel slides forward for ejecting/reloading, released by a button on the lower aspect of the frame. Action is via a sheathed trigger, and the hammer blades rotate to all 4 barrels. The rifled bore is clear, with only slight traces of stain in places. The one piece wooden, walnut grip, is in vg, unblemished condition. The serial number is clearly stamped to the lower aspect of the grip strap, and is repeated to the lower aspect of the barrel cluster, revealed when slid forward.
US Sharps Model 1859 Conversion Cavalry Carbine. Following the Civil War, in 1867, the US Government converted, 31000 of the Percussion, capping breech loading Military Carbines, which included, the Model 1859. The 22 inch round barrel has been converted to 50-70 CF with very good rifling, and no pitting.. The breech was converted to take this metallic cartridge. Otherwise, all the metal work still clearly exhibits all the original Sharps Patent stampings. As was typical, most of the conversions also had their shoulder stocks replaced, with no patchbox. The metalwork is all to a no finish, smooth, silver-grey patina, with no pitting. There is a saddle ring on a slider, fitted to the LHS. All woodwork is now to a dark patina, with dings and bruises of age and use, but no cracks. Action to 1/2 and full cock is strong. and the falling block under lever system, functions smoothly. This Carbine started life being used by the US Cavalry, as one of their main weapons during the Civil War, and ended up, post war, being then used in the Indian Wars. The s/n # 65650
US Wincherster Model 1894, in 32.40 wcf caliber, with Winchester Letter. The Model 1894 was Winchester's first lever action made for smokeless powder cartridges, and is the most successful centerfire rifle the company ever produced ...designed for the company by John Browning. It was manufactured from 1894 to post 1975, numbering at least 3 million. This particular example has a # 327665 ... and comes with an original Letter/Certificate from the Winchester Repeating Firearms Archives, confirming the basic specifications, that this serial number was applied on December 1st 1906, then sent to the warehouse on December 14, 1906, and shipped out August 31, 1907 It has a standard length Octagonal barrel, of 26 inches with a full length tubular magazine, with a clear, full Winchester address to the top, a rear buckhorn sight, with the post 1905 thumb adjuster, and 2 Winchester proof marks, and a blade foresight. It has a plain trigger The barrel, and receiver have a very high % of thinning blued finish, in excellent smooth, unblemished, condition . ...with very little wear. The rifled bore is of a very high grade. The 2 piece, oil stained walnut stock, is to a fine, grained patina, with only very minor dings of age and use In the obsolete calibre of 32.40. In o/a vg condition, with a strong underlever action.
US Winchester Model 1894 Repeating Rifle In 32.40 CF Calibre. The Model 1894 was Winchester's first lever action made for smokeless powder cartridges, and is the most successful centerfire rifle the company ever produced ...designed for the company by John Browning. It was manufactured from 1894 to post 1975, numbering at least 3 million. This particular example has a # 396680 ... C 1907. It has a standard length round barrel, with a full length tubular magazine, with a clear, full Winchester address to the top, a rear buckhorn sight, and 2 Winchester proof marks, and a blade foresight. An added bonus is a rear mounted hinged Tang sight, one of the many possible variations available for Winchester rifles. The barrel, and receiver have a very high % of thinning blued finish, in excellent smooth, unblemished, condition . ...with very little wear. The rifled bore is of a very high grade. The 2 piece, oil stained walnut stock, is to a fine, grained patina, with only very minor dings of age and use In the obsolete calibre of 32.40
US Winchester Repeating Underlever Rifle Model 1876 In 40-60 Caliber, with a Winchester Letter. Offered for sale is a very good example, of this Iconic, and rare Model 1876, Winchester repeating rifle, in the rare obsolete caliber of 40-60. It has a fine, 28" octagonal barrel, in vg condition, now to a thinned blue/gray patina. The standard early Winchester address/patents is clearly stamped to the barrel top flat, just in front of the rear buckhorn sight. There is a blade foresight, The receiver is to a smooth gray patina [ no pitting]. There is a standard sliding Dust cover to the top of the receiver. Model 1876 stamped to the top rear shoulder stock retaining Tang. The full length tubular magazine is securely attached to the bottom of the barrel. The serial number ..52308 .... is clearly stamped to the lower metal shoulder stock retaining tang. Loading of cartridges is via a sprung entry to the RHS of the receiver [ 12 cartridges. The 2 piece original walnut stock is in very good condition, with only minor dings of age and use, and now to a fine dark, grained patina of age. The underlever action is sound and tight, and the gunmetal falling block is also stamped 40-60. There is a sliding access to the rear, crescent shaped butt cap, where a cleaning rod would have been placed [ missing, as is usual]. To complete this fine and rare Winchester Rifle, is an original Certificate of authenticity/originality, issued by the Winchester Historical Archives, in Cody, Wyoming, confirming that this rifle was received in the Winchester warehouse on March 31st 1886, and shipped out from the warehouse, on April 5th 1886, under order number 5506. The Model 1876 , aka "The Centennial Model", was the rarest of all the models made by Winchester Arms Company, and was made from 1876 to 1898, with a total of 63871 in all calibers. This Model 1876 was the last of the type that basically worked with linked levers and toggles [ same as the Model 1873] .. to be succeeded by the Model 1886
US Winchster Repeating Rifle, Model 1886, In 50-110 Calibre. This is a very good example of the Model 1886, in excellent original condition. It has a classic format, with a 26" Octagonal barrel, and a full length tubular magazine. Both are to a plumb gray smooth patina, with no blemishes, and a very clear Winchester Address stamped to the top flat. The caliber .50 EX is stamped to the rear top of the barrel. This indicates 50-110, which is the largest calibre of this particular model. There is a standard buckhorn rear sight, and adjustable foresight. The rifled bore is of a high grade, with only salt & pepper minor stains. The receiver, forecap, buttcap, and under lever, are all in very good condition, now to a grey/silver patina of age, with no pitting or obvious blemishes. . There is a quality 2 piece, original walnut stock, with only very minor dings of age and wear, now to a fine grained patina of age. It has a flat butt cap, instead of the more usual curved shape. This is to absorb the much greater recoil that this large calibre would produce, when fired. All patents, and Model stampings are clear ... the serial number is # 61880 C1891. The action is strong and firm. This is one of the most classic Winchester Rifles made, and was very popular with Frontiersmen, and also for game hunting, especially in the USA and Africa. The Model 1886 was manufactured between 1886 and 1922, with a total number of C159000 in many calibres. It is now getting more and more difficult to find decent Winchester Rifles, such as is this one, especially in this particular large calibre.
USA MARLIN MODEL 1893 RIFLE IN 32.40 CALIBRE. This example is virtually identical to item 1395. It has the serial number 434940, which puts it into the manufacture date: 1895 - 1916. It has a superior bore to the other example, otherwise, virtually identical. Photos can be sent if required.
Winchester Model 1866 Repeating 44 Cal.Rim Fire Yellow Boy Rifle Offered for sale is this excellent example of "The First Winchester", aka. "Yellow Boy", and"The Gun That Won The West" These were manufactured from 1866 - 98, with a total number of Rifles, Carbines, and Muskets, of 170101. The serial numbers overlaps with those of the Henry Rifle, and begin at 12476. This particular example numbered 124676, which dates it's manufacture to 1874. All models have the classic brass or gunmetal frame, with a RHS loading gate. This is in excellent condition. The 24 Inch Octagonal Barrel, is inscribed with a now fading Henry and Kings Patent 1860 dated address. Retaining a high % of Blue/Plumb finish, as does the full length tubular round magazine. This would have taken 17 Cartridges. The rifled bore is in vg condition, with minimal stain, and chambers the obsolete 44 Rimfire Cartridge. There is an early, graduated rear ladder sight, and bladed adjustable foresight. This is the 4th Model, with the serial number visible on the lower frame/stock Tang. The underlever action is sound. The iron buttplate is of the classic crescent shape. It has the classic rear sliding aperture for access to a cleaning rod [ rare, and missing]. The two piece original oil stained walnut stock is in fine, undamaged condition. The nickname "Yellow Boy" was attributed to this rifle by the Indian Tribes.