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Tranter Double Trigger 2nd Model 54 Bore Percussion Revolver.
Offered for Sale is this Antique, nice quality, clean example, of what was a very popular design of Percussion Revolver, manufactured during the 1850s. Tranter percussion Revolvers were divided into two types, the Double Trigger, and the later Single Trigger Models. This 2nd Model, [ of three], has a detachable rammer, fitted to the RHS. This type was so successful, it was still popular even after the more "advanced" single trigger came into use. This particular example has a standard 6 inch Octagonal barrel, with a good grade rifled bore. This is built into a solid frame. The frame has inscribed scrolls to the rear and front aspects. Stamped to the top flat of the Frame, is "R.D.Rodda & Co London & Calcutta". faintly stamped to the RHS lower frame is No1 655. The Cylinder is plain, with 5 chambers, and original intact percussion nipples. There is a classical 2nd Model "Split" safety mechanism to the LHS rear frame. The Double trigger mechanism is in working order. Stamped to the rammer is "Tranter's Patent". All the metal work is in vg condition. Now to a smooth blue/plumb patina.The one piece Walnut Grip is finely chequered, with a short rear scrolled metal back strap, and Butt Cap. The Grip is intact and in excellent original condition. This type of revolver was widely used by English Officers during the Crimean War, and Indian Mutiny.

Code: 50318Price: 1695.00 GBP


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A Fine Condition WW2 Scout Regiment Telescope By Broadhurst Clarkson
Offered 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, all in great condition, with no dings or dents. 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; "Tel.Sct. Regt Mk11s/BC/Ltd/& Co/ 13345/O.S.126.G.A/WD arrow". Also, to the side of the brass eyepiece, is stamped ..O.S1616.S.A. 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.

Note There is a very similar example by HCR Item 50304

Code: 50317Price:


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US Model 1860 Army 6 Shot Percussion Revolver, With A Slightly Shortened Barrel
Offered for sale is this fine quality Antique US Colt Model 1860 Army 6 Shot Percussion Revolver. With a shortened 5-1/2 inch round barrel, with a very attractive Plum to Brown smooth Patina, with no pitting. There is a full "Address Sam Colt New York", clearly stamped to the barrel top. The rifled bore is good, with some signs of slight wear. There is a creeping loading lever. The rebated cylinder retains some of the rolled scene of a Naval Engagement , and a clear "Colts Patent 0590", again, retaining some Plum/Brown finish. The Serial number of this revolver is # 40590 ..C 1862. All matching numbers. The frame retains a thinned blue/brown patina,, with a clear Colt Patent logo, and is 3 screwed. The brass lower trigger guard has a clear serial number, which matches the 2 stamps to the lower frame, There is a grey steel Backstrap to the original One piece Walnut Grips, again with a matching serial number to the lower strap. This grip is in vg condition, with minor dings of age. and now to a nice dark patina, and varnished finish. Action to half and full Cock is strong, and indexation is accurate to all 6 chambers. The Colt Model 1860 Army was manufactured from 1860 to 1873, and was the main side arm of the US Civil War from 1861 to 1865. This example has one or two inspectors initials stamped to the metalwork, and was probably carried during the American Civil War . The o/a length is 11 inches.
There are a number of Colt 1860 Army revolvers, with a cut down barrel, sometimes to facilitate removal from it's belt or Holster. There is a standard foresight in place close to the Muzzle.

Code: 50316Price: 1950.00 GBP


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A WW2 British Military Cased Pair Of 6x30 Field Spotting Binoculars
A fine pair of the type of field prismatic binoculars, as used by officers, and especially, snipers, for general spotting purposes. Manufactured in brass, and inscribed to the LHS shoulder ..."O.S 420 M.A.Bino Prism No2 Mklll X 6 No 254223" plus WD arrow, and to the RHS shoulder .."Graticules 1/2* Apart and 1/4* 1/2* and 1* High/Taylor-Hobson/1943" and WD arrow. With individual eye focus. Finished to a very high standard in black, with black stippled leather to the main body. All in excellent condition, with no apparent signs of wear. There is a graticule to the RHS. Optics are very good, with accurate focus. There are no chips to the prisms. There is an quality black leather neck sling. Complete with it's original webbing carrying case, stamped to the lid interior ... "M.E.Co 1941" plus WD arrow, and sound closing snap catch, and a slightly later webbing intact shoulder sling, dated 1953 with WD arrow. ... all in fine and undamaged condition

Code: 50315Price: 235.00 GBP


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A Cased Antique, US Civil War, Remington New Model Army Percussion Revolver
Offered for sale, is an Antique US Remington New Model Army Percussion Revolver. This has a 44 calibre Six Shot round cylinder, and an 8 inch octagonal barrel, which has a now faded standard 3 line Remington Patent/address stamp, and with a very thinned blue finish remaining. The same applies to the cylinder. The rifled bore is in excellent condition.. The steel frame and grip straps are now to a gray smooth Patina of finish. There is a brass trigger guard. The action to 1/2 and full cock is strong and accurate to all 6 chambers. There are one or two inspectors marks to the metal work. The original 2 piece Walnut grips are intact, now to a dark patina of age, with no splits and only minor dings. The # indicates manufacture C 1861.
Contained in a later mahogany fitted gun case, fully lined to the interior with green beige, and a Trade Label to "The Army & Navy Co-operative Society, Westminster. Please note that as the lid when open, lies flat, it was probably made in the USA, and exported to England. There are no accessories. The case is intact, with no splits or cracks, but would greatly benefit from attention to the surface patina which has now worn and faded. The case probably dates to C 1900. and measured 15" X 7" X 2-1/4".

Code: 50314Price:


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Remington New Model Police Factory Conversion to Breech Loading Revolver.
Offered for sale is this fine example of the New Model Police Revolver, which is a scaled down version of the Remington Navy and Belt Models. Originally in 36 Percussion, calibre, but this example is a full factory conversion to Breech loading metallic cartridge, in 38 RF Calibre. There is a special factory 2 piece Cylinder and frame alteration. With a fine very high % of original Nickel finish, with very minor evidence of any wear. The full 3 line address to the flat top of the partially octagonal barrel is strong and clear. The cylinder is 5 shot. There is a drop down original, now redundant loading lever, and a central moveable cylinder axis/pin. Action to 1/2 and full cock is strong, with accurate indexation. The 2 piece walnut grips are in excellent condition. The serial number # 748, indicates that this in fact was initially of very early manufacture, as a percussion revolver as the total quantity made was 18000. C 1863-1873.

Code: 50313Price:


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US Smith & Wesson Model No. 1-1/2 First Issue 32 RF Revolver.
Offered for sale is this nice quality example of the Smith & Wesson No 1-1/2 First Issue, revolver, a.k.a "Old Model 1-1/2" RF Revolver. These were 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 C 1864 of 26300 manufactured.
Retaining a high % of it's Nickel Plated finish, with only very minor speckling. The original 2 piece square ended Rosewood grips, are of high quality, with only very minor dings, The action is sound, and the hinged barrel swings upwards for loading. The clearly rifled bore is clean,with only very minor stain, and very slight wear.

Code: 50312Price:


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Antique Colt US Army Model 1860 44 Cal Percussion Revolver.With A High % Blue Finish.
Offered for sale is this fine quality Antique US Colt Model 1860 Army 6 Shot Percussion Revolver. With a standard 8 inch round barrel, retaining a high % of blue finish, especially in protected areas, some areas now thinning. There is Address Sam Colt New York, stamped to the barrel top [ Somewhat faint probably the stamping was not clear, but legible, from day one] The rifled bore is excellent.. There is a creeping loading lever. The rebated cylinder retains a very clear rolled scene of the Naval Engagement, and a clear "Colts Patent 7593", again, retaining a high % of blue finish. The Serial number of this revolver is # 157593 ..C 1866. The frame retains a thinned blue finish, with a worn Colt Patent logo, and is 3 screwed. The brass lower trigger guard has a clear serial number, which matches the 2 stamps to the lower frame, and 44 Cal stamped to the LHS. There is a blued steel Backstrap to the original One piece Walnut Grips, again with a matching serial number to the lower strap. This grip is in vg condition, with very minor dings of age. and now to a nice dark patina, and varnished finish. Action to half and full Cock is strong, and indexation is accurate to all 6 chambers. The Colt Model 1860 Army was manufactured from 1860 to 1873, and was the main side arm of the US Civil War from 1861 to 1865. This example was probably used in the Indian Wars.. . The o/a length is 14 inches.

Code: 50311Price:


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A WWl Field Artillery Telescope Dated 1916 And It's Original Tripod, Dated 1915
Offered for Sale is a WW1 British Artillery Spotting Telescope, Stamped "R & J Beck Ltd/London/1916/No 565" and "Tel F.A [Mk lV] AND GEN STAFF". With WD Arrow. Manufactured in brass, with 2 brass draw pulls [ inscribed as above]. The main body covered in original leather, with a sliding Sun Screen, also leather covered. The Objective Lens measures to 2-1/2 inches. The leather end cover is missing. Brass in good condition, with only minor dings of military use [ not distracting]. There is an eyepiece sliding cover. Optics are very good, with a simple push pull focus, giving an image X60. Fully extended length 48 inches [ 122 cms], and 22 inches [ 56 cms], when fully closed. Complete with a very RARE, ORIGINAL, wooden tripod, and brass mounts. The three wooden legs of the tripod can be dismantled from it's full length deployed shoulder height, to a shorter, Table/box height. Fully deployed height is 57.5 inches [146 cms], down to shortened height of 35 inches [ 89 cms]. In full mode there are steel pointed ground spikes, and when shortened, blunted spike ends. There are linked brass deployment restricting chains for the 3 legs. To the top is a totally original, and very rare Telescope brass mount. This consists of a main base, with graduations to the periphery 0-180* and 180*-0. The stepped brass, slightly narrower, secondary base, rotates, and can be locked with adjustment screws. These are inscribed.."Field Arty Tel. Stand. Mk 11, WD Arrow" and "Siemens Brothers & Co.Ltd/London 1915/No 106". Finally, there is a special, simple brass "female" sliding Telescope attachment, which is designed to accept the "male" fitting to the body of the telescope. This firmly locks when fully in place. O/a in excellent condition. I have seen a number of these Telescopes throughout my career, but have never seen an original Tripod, such as this.

Code: 50310Price: 1400.00 GBP


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A WW2 Complete Heligraph Outfit. The Telescope Tripod Is Now Sold
Offered for Sale is a British Military Heliograph, 5" Mk V L.A.M Outfit. These were usually used in conjunction with a Signal or Scout Regiment Telescope, and a Signal Lamp, on a Tripod. It consists of an original leather case, stamped, with these markings, complete with hinged lid, tabs and buckles, and original webbing shoulder strap. The interior has compartments with the main Mirror equipped for the actual signalling, stamped "Helio 5" Mk V L.A.M. No 8 38675, a separate sighting mirror, a brass, folding sight, a spare mirror tin by B.W.& M Ltd, a adjustment tool, mounting arm, and a small webbing case. Together with a 2nd WW period Wooden Tripod, with provision to mount the Helio Mirrors. The Tripod is stamped "Stand Lamp or Helio A Mk111.L.A.M. There is provision for a webbing carrying strap. All in vg condition, and dates to the period 1939 to 1944. After this date, most tripods were made of metal. Together with a 1st WW Tripod for the Signal or Scout Regiment Telescope. This has original wooden legs, an adjustable clamp mount for the Telescope, marked "Consol" Dated 1916, and "Sig Tel Stand MkV, No 322" The head of each leg is marked in rotation, Red, White, Blue. Length 36 inchs, 92cms.
For illustration purposes, I have photographed a Scout RegT Telescope in situ, sold separately on my fleaglass listing,
NOTE. THE TELESCOPE TRIPOD IS NOW SOLD

Code: 50309Price: 450.00 GBP

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