US Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine Offered for sale is this very iconic "First Winchester", Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine, "Third Model". First Manufactured in 1866, with the classic brass [gun metal[ frame, a standard 20 " round barrel, with a full length magazine, and 2 barrel bands. There is a brass buttplate, with a sliding, trap door to access a channel in the stock for a cleaner/ramrod [missing]. There is a saddle ring mounted on the left side of the frame. The underlever action is sound.
Complete with it's hinged rear sight, and standard foresight. With it's original 2 piece Walnut Stock, with fine grain, minimal dings and dents, and to a pleasant patina of age. The Serial No # 121279 C1874.
This Carbine is a Rare Conversion from 44 Henry RF, to the Obsolete 10.40 mm, Centre Fire, carried out by the Winchester Factory, for a South American [Brazil] Contact [ approx. 1000 were converted].
The barrel/magazine is now to a smooth dark grey/blue patina, with no pitting, and the hammer and underlever, originally case hardened, and in good bright metal condition. The Rifled bore is good, with small areas of staining.
Code: 50307Price: 3850.00 GBP
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 [blc], 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, with a few small areas missing through age and use. Stamped to the RHS shoulder, is "7x50/57807/blc". Dessicant Cartridges are incorporated within the housing. The optics are excellent clear, with a superb unblemished image. The objective diameter ...1.97 inches [50mm]., and lenses are coated. Complete with a neck sling. There is a Benutzer Cap [Okularschtzkappe], attached by a regulation rubber Cord. Benutzer means "owner", as this sometimes had the name of the crew member who was issued with such an instrument. This acts as a rain cover to the eye lenses. One of the better examples of this hard to find, Iconic German UBoat Binoculars, in o/a very good condition H 6.30 inches Width 8.82 inches. Weight 3.62lbs.
Code: 50306Price: 1985.00 GBP
2nd WW British Snipers Scout Regiment Telescope, With Full Leathers And SlingOffered for sale is 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. There are 3 brass draws, with some stain to the 1st draw, and clear and smooth to the 2nd and 3rd draw tube. The Objective lens measures 2.00 inches, and focus and optics are sound, with a vg image. The eye piece has the standard rotating filter slider [ often missing]. The 3rd tube is signed; "Tele.Sct. Regts Mk11s/H.C.R. Son Ltd/OS 126 GA/No 18615/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. Used mainly by the snipers using the No 4T 303 bolt action rifle, and was an essential part of the outfit issued.
Code: 50304Price: 435.00 GBP
2nd WW Cased, Naval Deck Watch By Waltham USAOffered for sale is a nice quality, 8 Day Marine Deck Watch, manufactured by The Waltham Watch Co., USA. With an all brass construction, on a Gimbled brass mount, fitted into a Mahogany Case. The watch has a 2-1/2inch diameter, with a matt silvered dial, black enamel Arabic Numerals, blue steel hands, an 8 day "UP & ON" indicator, and a secondary seconds dial. It has a screw down bevelled glass, convex bezel cover. To it's reverse, is a screw down, brass, heavy counterweight back cover. When removed, a 3/4 plate lever movement is revealed. Signed "Waltham Watch Co. USA 8 Days" 15 Jewel, and a serial number 30475443. There is a Fast/Slow lever. Fully working over the 8 days, with a top mounted brass winding wheel, which re-sets the 8 day indicator, and works soundly, keeping good and accurate time. [ please note that this watch has recently been fully serviced and overhauled]. There is a brass screw down locking mechanism, to deactivated the Gimble. Contained in it's original mahogany case, with a lifting glass viewing lid, wich when closed is retained by a white metal catch. There is then a secondary mahogany lid, which protects the glass lid, again retained by a white metal catch, The case is in very good condition, with no splits dings or bruises. The case measures 6inch x 6 inch x 6 inch. In o/a vg working condition, and dates to the 2nd WW C 1943.
Antique Percussion Pistol With Side By Side Rifled Barrels. Manufactured In France.Offered for Sale is this very fine quality, Antique, Double Barrelled Percussion Pistol. With 2, Side by Side 7 inch, Rifled Barrels, of 0.75 Calibre. Each barrel to a superb, smooth, unblemished brown Damascas Twist finish. The multigroove rifled bore is in good condition, with minimal staining. There are 2 white metal percussion hammers, each linked to it's individual side plate.. The RHS inscribed in scripted letters "Pondervaux & Tussy"/and the LHS "St.Etienne" There is a white metal lower trigger tang, a trigger guard, and double triggers. Action to half and full cock, is very strong. There are intact nipples to each barrel breech. The 2 barrels have an upper barrel rib, ending with an engraved upper tang to the breech end. The one piece walnut stock has a very high quality figured grain, with a high quality varnished finish. There are no cracks, dings, or blemishes.. The butt cap has a mounted lanyard ring. Complete with a white metal removable ramrod. Manufactured in France. The o/a length is 12-3/4 inchs
Code: 50300Price: 2300.00 GBP
An Original Antique US Colt SAA Revolver Leather Holster By R.T.Frazier, Pueblo Colorado.Offered for sale, is this Original, Antique, Leather, Revolver Holster, manufactured by the famous and important American Saddle Company, "R.T. Frazier, Pueblo, Colorado. This particular holster has a length of 9-1/2 inches, which was designed to fit the 5-1/2 inch Colt SAA Colt Revolver. This holster has a fine hand crafted design to the outside aspect, and all stitching is sound. It has an integral flap that when deployed, the holster is retained by 2 leather cross bars, so when all is in place, a leather belt can be inserted. The lower cross bar is clearly stamped with the classic "R.T.Frazier Pueblo Colo". The base flap and bars are in excellent condition, and the entire holster is now to a beautiful dark patina of age. The o/a length is 11.1/4 inches. I have included a photos of an Original Colt SAA revolver, in 41 Colt Obsolete calibre, to demonstrate the nice fit. This revolver is also for sale under item 50292, on my listing on this site. Historically, R.T Frazier was born in New Philadelphia in 1850, and joined the Saddle Maker Peter Becker in 1881. in Leadville Colorado, and then moved to Pueblo Colorado in 1884. Eventually, the R.T. Frazier Saddlery opened in 1892, and by 1915 the company were at the peak of their production. R.T. Frazier died in 1931. It may be assumed that this particular holster was made at the end of the 19th Century.
Code: 50299Price: 350.00 GBP
A English Antique Flintlock Gentleman's Target Pistol, with A Rifled Barrel.Offered for sale is this very fine Antique, English, Flintlock, Target Pistol, by Thomson, Edinburgh. with a 6 inch, rifled, Octagonal Barrel, now to a smooth, unblemished, thinned browned patina, with a silvered breech end. The top tang is finely engraved, with a notched rear sight, and a small bladed fore sight. The side lock. again finely engraved, and clearly stamped."Thomson, Drummoned.Street, Edinburgh". The Swan Necked Side Hammer, is engraved, with original Cock. There is a Roller Frizzen,, a strong hinged Steel, and a raised weather proofed pan. All in fine condition. The original one piece walnut stock, has a very finely checkered butt stock, and o/a is in excellent undamaged condition, to a pleasing patina. The steel trigger guard, is finely checkered, with the foretang ending to a Pineapple Finial, and the rear tang, to a plain finish. .There is a vacant white metal eschutcheon to the rear top of the stock. The ebony ramrod,has a brass tip, and attached to the stock by 2 steel retainers.. The mechanism action is very strong to 1/2 and full cock. The bore is clean with very strong and clear rifling. O/a a superb example of an English Gentleman's Target Pistol, with a total length of 11-3/4 inchs. C1760-1780.
Code: 50298Price: 2750.00 GBP
A British Pattern 1853 2nd Model Of 1858, Artillery Carbine, dated 1860, in 0.577 cal.Offered for Sale is this Antique, Fine quality, British, Pattern 1853 2nd Model, 0.577 cal., muzzle loading, single shot, Percussion, Artillery Carbine. There were several improvements to the Pattern 1853 Rifle, including the benefit of a 5 Groove rapid pitch rifling on later models, from the earler 3 groove, and a rear ladder back-sight graduated to 600 yards. They were manufactured at Enfield,, London & Birmingham, and as is this example, Tower marked for the WD. The lock plates were dated between 1859 and 1862, This particular example has a date of 1860. In fine condition, with a standard 24 inch round barrel, retaining a high % of what is possibly a very good, early blue re-finish. It has a front sight, and a bayonet bar for a Yataghan bayonet. The rifled 5 groove bore is in excellent unblemished condition. The lock is stamped "Crown/VR" and "1860/Tower". The original one piece walnut stock is in very good condition, and to a fine patina of age, with only minor dings of use. The RHS shoulder stock has a Roundall stamped with the manufacturer's name, and overstamped with a double WD arrow, when this weapon was taken out of service. There is standard brass furniture to the fore-cap, the trigger guard, and the Butt Cap. This is clearly stamped "V/Mx 30/44". This is possibly the 30th Middlesex Volunteer Regiment, with a rack number of 44. The Percussion Action is strong to 1/2 and Full cock, and the percussion nipple has a fitted protector and retaining chain. There are 2 sling swivels. one to the fore-end barrel band, and one to the lower rear of the shoulder stock. Complete with it's steel ramrod. With an o/a length of 40-1/4 inchs. Many were converted to Snider Breech Loading, making this particular Carbine an original and fine survivor.
Pair Early 19th Century English Flintlock, Boxlock Pocket PistolsOffered for Sale is this fine pair of Flintlock, Boxlock Pocket Pistols. They each have a turn off round barrel, length of 1-1/2 inches, now seized, and to a typical grey metal patina, with engraving to the muzzle end. The round frames are brass, with upper and lower brass grip tangs. Both have fine engraving to left and right sides, with Birmingham proofs stamped to the lower frame and barrel. Perhaps the most interesting feature are the very unusual, and raised pans. [ see photos]. The ring necked Cocks are of elegant form, each with a flint extant, and the strike plates hinge fore and aft smoothly. Action is strong to half and full cock, to deploy concealed triggers. The sliding safety catches are stiff, but do work. The walnut grips are rounded, with fine checkering, and each have a vacant white metal escutcheon situated to the rear aspect. Unsigned, and it is thought that this pair may well be apprentice pieces, with Birmingham Proofs. C1815
19th Century US Winchester Model 1886 Rifle In Obsolete 38.56 Calibre.Offered for Sale is this Antique, 19th Century, American, Winchester Lever Action, repeating Rifle, This example is the Model 1886 Rifle, in the now Obsolete calibre of 38.56 WCF. All variations and calibres, were produced from 1886 to 1935, total production 150994. As an early production, this particular rifle, with a Serial Number 103553, was made C1895. The 1886 was the first repeating rifle designed by John Browning, which was superior to all of the previous Winchester Models. It has a standard 26 Inch Octagon barrel, with a full Winchester Address/Patents, stamped in 2 lines to the top flat. There is a standard foresight, and Buckhorn rear sight. The calibre 38.56 WCF stamped to the top flat, close to the breech. Both barrel and the tubular round, full length magazine, retain a high % of blue finish. The rifled bore is in vg condition. The receiver is to a fine light metal patina, no blemishes or staining. The 2 piece walnut stock is to a fine grained, patina, with no splits, or cracks, and only very minor dings of use, and now to a great patina of age. The butt cap is Crescent shaped. To the lower rear trigger tang, is clearly stamped the serial number, and the Model patents and dates. To the top rear tang, is stamped Model 1886. Action is smooth and sound. O/a in fine condition.
Code: 50295Price: 3885.00 GBP
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