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quality items, cheaper than encountered at arms fairs and with other dealers. We are
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collection, including some rare and interesting finds. We bought at a fair price so we
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Military Longarms………………………….…….…………………2-26
Pistols & Revolvers………….…………….…..…….…………..26-47
Sporting Arms……………………………..……….….…………..47-48
De-Activated Weapons………………………..……….……………48
A Good .69” U. S. Model 1816 Type II Flintlock Musket, 42” barrel stamped with U.S. Eagle
military proofs at breech, iron mounted full walnut stock. The lock fitted with a brass
detachable pan, and marked with the U.S. Eagle Springfield cypher dated 1823. This was
the standard U. S. flintlock service musket from 1816 until the introduction and issue of
percussion arms. Production ran from 1816 to 1840 with only minor changes with
Springfield Armoury producing approx. 325,000. The musket is in vg+ cond. with vg stock,
barrel to steel grey patina some scattered speckling, good collectors gun for those with an
interest in American military weapons, also a rare find here in the UK, and compared to a
British service Bess quite cheap.
A Rare Hanoverian Kings German Legion Percussion Conversion India Pattern Brown Bess,
40” barrel stamped with Kings proofs at breech, fixed vee sight tp breech tang, regulation
brass mounted full walnut stock with high comb and handrail wrist. Border line engraved
lock bearing the Crown G.R. cypher. This interesting musket was a service issue 1793 India
pattern Brown Bess flintlock musket, issued to the Kings German Legion during the
Napoleonic wars. King George III of England being descended from the Kings of Hanover
was also King of Hanover. In 1803 when Napoleon took over Hanover, many soldiers of the
Hanoverian Army fled to England, hence the Kings German Legion was formed, it nucleus
being the army of Hanover. In 1816 with the end of hostilities the unit was disbanded, but
reformed to create the reformed new army of Hanover, the King of England being reinstated
as King of Hanover. In due course and unlike Britain many of the flintlock arms were
upgraded and converted to percussion, this is one. The conversion being affected by fitting
a new breech and bolster unit that extended barrel length by 1”.A rare opportunity to acquire
a weapon of the Kings German Legion.In vg. Cond. with good stock, some old repaired worm
marks, barrel to steel grey patina.
The following four items are particularly interesting being arms of the forces of King Victor
Emmanuel II of Sardinia. The Kingdom of Sardinia was a state in Europe from the early 14th
century until the mid-19thCentury it was the predecessor state of modern Italy. In 1720 it was
acquired by the Savoyards and amalgamated with their continental domains. Under their
control by 1853 it had become one of the great European powers often called PiedmontSardinia. It capital was Turin the seat of Savoyard power since the middle ages.
King Victor Emmanuel II wanted to be King of the whole of Italy, to gain the support of Britain
and France he sided with them during the Crimean Campaign despatching part of his army to
fight alongside British & French troops. He eventually became King of Italy in doing so he
fought against the Papal Army, beating it and taking over much of the Papal State reducing it
to just the Vatican City. Needless to say the Pope was none too pleased so excommunicated
him. Arms such as these could well have seen use during the war with Austria in 1848, the
Crimean War and possibly the later war of unification.
A 12 Bore Sardinian / Piedmontese Model 1844 Percussion Service Musket, 40 ½” barrel,
fixed vee sight to tang, iron mounted full walnut stock, the butt stamped “ Legione Di Gasale”
in a roundel. The back action lock stamped by maker “ Vey Ron Fils Cadet, A St Etienne”.
The musket is of similar design to the French Pattern 1842 percussion musket. In vg cond.
with good sharp stock, barrel to grey patina some staining. An interesting piece of history
with a traceable provenance. 216/14.
A Good 12 Bore Sardinian / PiedmonteseModel 1844Percussion Service Musket, 40 ½” barrel
with fixed vee sight at breech, Liege proofs, iron mounted full walnut stock. Possibly made
by Francottie and similar to the French pattern 1842 percussion musket. In vg+ condition,
with fine stock, barrel finished arsenal bright. A good quality collectors gun. 215/14.
A 12 Bore Sardinian / Piedmontese Model 1844 Percussion Service Musket, 40 ½” barrel with
fixed vee sight, Liege proofs to breech, iron mounted full walnut stock, back action lock
marked “ A & UH De Loneux, / Liege” . Similar to the French Pattern 1842 percussion musket
in good cond. stock quite sharp, some repaired & treated worm damage to butt. Barrel and
lock to steel grey patina. A piece of history and a good buy for the money. 217/14.
A 12 Bore LombardyPercussion Model 1844 Service Rifled Musket, 40 ½” barrel, rifled with 3
grooves, fixed vee rear-sight, Liege proofs to breech, Iron mounted full walnut stock, butt
stamped “Comune Da Pavia” plain unmarked back action lock. Similar to the French pattern
1842 musket.Pava is a major town in north west Italy Lombardy and was under Austrian
control until 1859 and the second war of Italian independence and the re-unification of Italy.
In good cond. good stock quite sharp some repaired worm damage, exc. Barrel and lock. An
interesting gun with provenance and cheap. (218/14)
A Very Rare .733” East India Company, Perc. Victoria Cavalry Carbine, 26” barrel with fixed
vee sight, swivel rammer; brass mounted full walnut stock, with scroll trigger-guard. New
series side action lock, struck with the rampant lion cypher. On the barrel is the date stamp
G6 indicating manufacture 1843/44. This is a close copy of the Ordnance pattern Victoria
carbine, and one of 1400 shipped in 1846 for issue to the Bengal cavalry. As a pattern they
were not liked by the native troopers who carried them, considered too heavy, long and
cumbersome. The EIC had produced a shorter lighter and more practical carbine, why they
adopted the Victoria can most probably be explained by the fact that some Regts of Imperial
cavalry serving in India carried them. Less than 7000 were made of 3 different patterns.
many were issued to artillery units where their weight and length was not a problem. This
carbine could well have seen service during the 2nd Sikh War, and even during the Mutiny. It
is one that was originally issued to cavalry, and then refurbished the side rib removed and
reissued to the Bengal Horse Artillery. The survival rate of these carbines is very small. In
1992 Service Arms obtained a batch of 50 from the Armoury of the Maharajah of Fredacote,
specimens of the 3 different patterns were included in this collection. David Harding, author
of “Small Arms of the East India Company” obtained the specimens illustrated and detailed in
that work from this source and believed that until then none had survived. The ones in the
National Army Museum also came from the same source. In vg cond. Some old service
repairs to the stock. A rare and historic piece for any collection, who knows what stories it
could tell. This is one even I could keep.
A Fine Unused .702” Volunteer Brunswick Rifle, 30” barrel rifled with two grooves, leafsights fitted at breech, bayonet bar at muzzle. Brass mounted full walnut stock, scroll
trigger-guard. Side-action lock of Lovell’s Pattern 1839 type, stamped in centre with a
Crown and under it “Tower Proof”. Bun-nut retained cock a feature of East India Company
design. And rammer with squared shank at top also of EIC design. This rifle is in exceptional
condition with fine untouched stock almost as sharp as the day it was made, barrel with
fading original brown, and lock with fading case colours, and mint bore It is rare to find a
Brunswick in this condition or this price.
A Rare .69” Belgian Pattern 1842/56 Percussion Minie Rifle,40 ½” barrel rifled with 4
grooves, fitted with elevating rearsight to 800mtrs. Bayonet stud on underside of muzzle.
Iron mounted full walnut stock, butt stamped with makers name “Tanner & Co. Liege”
together with various royal cyphers. Back-action lock also bearing makers name “Tanner &
Co. Liege”. The rifle is modelled on the French design, and has a heavy deeply cupped
rammer. Many of these rifles were shipped to the USA for use and issue during the Civil
War.The rifle is in exc. Cond. with fine stock, barrel to grey / brown patina and exc. Bore a
rare gun and at a fraction of the price of a British P51 in fact cheaper than a repro.
A Fine .69” Belgian Pattern 1842/56 Percussion Minie Rifle, 40 ½” barrel rifled with 4
grooves, ladder rearsight to 1000 yds similar to that fitted on the British P51. Iron mounted
full walnut stock, inspection stamp to butt, back-action lock stamped with makers name
“Lemille Liege”. Many arms of this type were shipped to the USA for issue and use during the
Civil War. The rifle is in exc. Cond. with fine stock, barrel to arsenal steel grey finish and
good bore. A fine collectors gun. 225/14
A Rare .69” U.S. Civil War New Jersey Issue Percussion Model 1816/61 Minnie Rifle, 42”
barrel stamped at the breech with the usual US military proofs as well as “N. J” and the
contactors stamp of Hews & Phillips of Newark, New Jersey. The barrel is rifled with three
grooves and fitted with the standard US military leaf battle sight. Full walnut stock fitted with
regulation iron mounts and bearing two inspection cartouches, the lock struck with the US
eagle Springfield cypher dated 1823. This arm was originally made as a type III model 1816
flintlock musket in 1823, then in 1861 due to the urgent need for rifled arms, converted to
percussion and rifled. The firm of Hewes and Philips contracted with both the US
government and the State of New Jersey to convert flintlock muskets to percussion Minnie
rifle, they carried out approx. 20,000 conversions of which 8000 were for New Jersey. This
rifle is one of the early conversions, fitted with a new breech, having a bolster and hammer of
P55 type. These arms were issued and did see service during the Civil War, a rare collectors
arm, in vg cond. with good stock, barrel to plum brown patina. A rare collectors rifle of the
Civil War and at a fraction of the price of a British P51 or rifled 42
A .577” Enfield Pattern 1853 2nd Model 3 Band Rifle, with 39” barrel rifled with 3 grooves,
Ordnance proof and inspection stamps at breech, together with Pimlico refurbishment
stamps, ladder sights. Brass mounted full walnut stock, butt cap tang engraved “G.2.703”,
Pimlico Ordnance roundel to butt, three spring retained barrel band, a feature of the 2nd
model P53. Lock stamped with the Crown VR Tower cypher dated 1856. The gun has the
2nd pattern rammer, with swell and jag head. The 2nd model Enfield represents one of the first
examples of a weapon modified as a direct result of complaints from the battlefield, the
Crimea. These modifications over the 1st Model Enfield included the fitting solid spring
retained barrel bands, a stronger hammer, the spur of which has lost the curl, a wider
rammer channel, and an alteration to the sights. The 2nd model was produced from 1855 to
1858 although few were made in that year; it was introduced and saw service towards the
end of the Crimean campaign. More importantly it was the weapon of the mutiny arguably
helped cause it and certainly in the hands of British and Loyal troops helped end it.
Interestingly at this time the British Ordnance dept. tired of competing with the East India Co
amongst the guntrade for arms. Many in the trade preferred to deal with the company than
the government; they were quicker payers and less demanding. It was particularly
frustrating for the Government that when it had an urgent requirement for weapons, such as
the Crimea, to find much of the trade occupied filling EIC contracts. Pressure was brought
on the company to end its direct arms procurement system and be supplied by the ordnance.
Thus ended the distinctive EIC designed weapons and its markings, for the short period left
to the EIC its arms would bear the usual British Government markings. This rifle which bears
the Pimlico roundel was refurbished at that establishment in 1862, and must have seen use
to require overhaul, possibly in the Crimea or even the mutiny. It is interesting to note that
the Pimlico Ordnance establishment was a refurbishment depot and the old Colt factory. The
rifle is in vg+ cond. With good stock, barrel to fading blue/grey finish.
A basic collectors
gun (90/14)
A Rare .577” Pattern 1856 Two Band Percussion Service Short Rifle.33” barrel with
Ordnance proofs to breech, rifled with 3 grooves, ladder sight and bayonet bar at muzzle.
Iron mounted full walnut stock, lock bearing the Tower crown V.R. cypher dated 1858. After
the adoption of the P53, it was soon realized that a shorter handier weapon was required for
the rifle regts. And also for issue to sergeants of infantry. The P56 was designed for this
purpose, those made 1856 to 58 had constant depth rifling and those after 1858 with
progressive depth. At one point it was decided the fitting of a bayonet lug and having a
heavy sword bayonet on the barrel could be a problem and the P58 bar on band rifle
adopted. The development of the Naval rifle with rapid twist 5 groove rifling, led to further
advancements in the P60 and P61 Army short rifles. Making the P56 a comparatively rare
arm, to add to their scarcity many were converted to Snider carbines for the Royal Irish
Constabulary. In vg cond. With good stock, barrel to aged blue/brown patina and a good
bore. A rare collectors gun
A .577” Pattern 1856 Cavalry Carbine Possibly U.S. Civil War Issue , 21” barrel rifled with 3
grooves, Birmingham proofs at breech, leaf-sights to 300 yds, swivel rammer hinged at
muzzle. Brass mounted full walnut stock stamped with makers name on underside of butt
“Williamson Bros”. The lock having the crown Tower cypher dated 1862. Williamson Bros.
were established in Birmingham 1861-75 also having a London outlet. This is a commercial
carbine based on the Ordnance P56 cavalry carbine, which was originally designed for East
India Company issue, then adopted by the Ordnance as a stop-gap arm until a suitable
breech loading carbine could be found. The design was updated in 1861 to have 5 groove
rifling and a ladder sight becoming the P61 carbine. The Birmingham trade prospered
during the early stages of the Civil War their main product being Enfield rifles and it
variations of which this is one. Thousands of these carbines were imported by the
Confederacy. These arms were highly regarded by the Southern horsemen for their
accuracy, ruggedness and dependability. A rare collector’s carbine in vg+ cond. with fine
stock, fading finish to barrel and fine bore.
A Rare, Interesting & Fine .702” Pattern 1860 Two Band Percussion Short Rifle, 33” barrel
rifled with 5 grooves, ladder sight to 1250 yds, bayonet lug at muzzle. Iron mounted full
walnut stock, the lock stamped with a crown and dated 1862, the underside of the butt
stamped with makers name “ J. S. Roberts & Co”. This is a very rare and interesting rifle,
made in the pattern of the 1860 short rifle, with 33” barrel, rifled with 5 grooves and ladder
sighted to 1250 yds. Yet of .702” Cal. Like the P51 Minie rifle. In over 30 years in this
business I have never seen another. The maker J. S. Roberts & Co were in business 1861-64
at 96 Suffolk St. and 77 Bath St. Birmingham. The rifle is in exc. Unused cond. with fine stock
sharp and crisp, barrel with 95%+ deep blue, feint case colours to lock, almost full blue to
mounts and barrel bands, fine bore. A doubly rare gun, first on account of its calibre, and
secondly on account of its condition. Condition like this is hard to find.
A .58” Pattern 1861 US Civil War Percussion Rifle Musket, 40” barrel rifled with 3 grooves,
with US eagle head proofs at breech dated 1863 and fitted with leaf battle-sights. Iron
mounted full walnut stock, the buttcap with US marking. The lock stamped with US Eagle
cypher, the contactors name “Wm. Muir & Co. / Windsor Locks, CT”. The Model 1861 was the
standard rifle musket in use during the Civil War and as such an important collectors arm. It
was basically an upgrade of the M55 omitting the Maynard primer. Over a million were made,
approx. 265,000 at Springfield and the balance by various contractors, this is one of 30,000
produced by Muir & Co. for the Northern army. In vg cond. with good sharp stock, bearing
feint inspectors cartouches to counter lock side, barrel to arsenal steel grey finish, good
bore. A good collectors specimen. 232/14
A .58” US Springfield Civil War Pattern 1863 Type II Rifle Musket, 40” barrel rifled with 3
grooves, feint US proofs at breech, leaf style battle sights. Iron mounted full walnut stock,
stamped with crisp cartouches, one of them that of E. C. Allin inspector 1850-69. The lock
stamped with the U.S. Eagle Springfield cypher dated 1864. The model 1863 types I &II
were a combination of impovements on the M61 incorporating some features from the M61
special model. They were only made at Springfield approx. 255,000 type II’s were produced,
and historically important due to its widespread use in the latter part of the Civil War. It was
also the last US regulation muzzle loader. In vg cond with vg+ stock, barrel to grey / brown
patina with some staining and speckling, vg bore. Another good collector’s item. £995
An Unusual .451” Whitworth Military Match / Sporting Target Rifle For the South African
Market. 33” barrel signed on top “George Armstrong Cradock” partially gold filled,
countersunk muzzle, dovetailed tunnel front-sight, fitted with a very long Africa express
rearsight with seven folding leaves, each with a central platinum line, a standing vee and a
folding ladder, scroll engraved tang, breech and percussion bolster. Typical military pattern
bar action lock also profusely scroll engraved and bearing retailers name “G. Armstrong”.
Full walnut stock fitted with iron mounts, including a scroll trigger-guard, and large engraved
patchbox. G. Armstrong was established as a gun dealer in Cradock Eastern Cape of S.
Africa about 180 miles inland from Port Elizabeth he appears to have been in business until
about 1872. The rifle is in vg+ cond. with fine figured walnut stock, barrel with much original
blue good shooting grade bore. A cheap Whitworth rifle.
A Rare 30 Bore (539”) Calisher & Terry Capping Breech Loading Infantry Rifle, 32” barrel
rifled with 5 grooves, fitted with ladder sights and bayonet lug at muzzle. Stamped “Terry’s
patent 30 Bore” , Iron mounted full walnut stock, right butt stamped with makers roundel and
details, the lock marked with a crown and “Calisher & Terry / 1869”. The Calisher & Terry
was one on the most successful of all British capping breech loading designs, quantities
were purchased by the British Govt. and issued to cavalry, arguably seeing action at
Isandlewana during the Zulu War. Quantities were also obtained by the colonial forces of
New Zealand, Queensland, New South Wales, and South Australia. Numbers were also
obtained by the confederacy certainly the famed cavalry leader J.E.B. Stuart carried one, it
is also known the Jefferson Davis the Confederate president also had one. This example in
the 14,000 serial range is one of the last ones made, the company were in existence from
1857 to 1869 when they were declared bankrupt. It is estimated production totalled approx.
14,500 for the commercial market with a further 1000 or so for the Ordnance. The bulk of
production was the carbine model, it is doubtful if more that 2000 of these Calisher & Terry
service pattern rifles were made. In exc. Cond. most probably hardly used.with fine
untouched stock, barrel with faded blue, lock with fading colour. A fine and slightly dirty
untouched sleeper. From a famous collection
An Exceptionally Rare .600” Doersch&Baumgarten Model 1861 Bolt Action Needle-Fire Rifle,
36” barrel fitted with a quadrant rearsight, full walnut stock fitted with regulation iron mounts
including scroll trigger guard. The inventors of this rifle were Johannes Doersch and
Cramer Von Baumgarten of Suhl who attempted to remedy what they considered defects in
the Dreyse needle-gun, by shortening the needle and moving the handle to the rear of the
bolt action producing a shorter more compact and faster to use action. The system was
tested by the British Ordnance authorities and extensively tested in Italy where it was almost
adopted but for problems with Italian made ammunition. They system was adopted by the
small German state of Schaumberg Lippe in 1861, it is believed that only a few thousand
were made. Its issue was short lived as the forces of this state were incorporated into the
Prussian army in 1867. An exceptionally rare and interesting variation of the Dreyse, in vg+
cond. with vg stock, barrel to arsenal steel grey finish, fine bore. A superb piece.
A Rare .54” U.S. Civil War 1st Model Merrill Capping Breech Loading Carbine, with 22” barrel
fitted with the standard U.S. leaf battle sights, walnut half stocked stamped with inspection
cartouches on counter lock side,The carbine is fitted with brass mounts, including patchbox
and one brass barrel band, Flat bevelled lockplate stamped with the U.S. Eagle cypher and
J.H. Merrill Balto. /Pat. July 1858 / Apl. 9 May 21-28-61”. The breech-loading system is based
on that of the Jenks but modified to use a combustible cartridge rather than loose powder
and ball. To load the trooper lifted a lever set into the top of the carbine breech, drawing
back a plunger to which it was linked. A cartridge was then placed in the open breech,
closing the lever activated the plunger pushing the cartridge into the chamber. A standard
percussion cap was placed on the nipple to discharge the piece. 14,945 carbines were
supplied to the North and 800+ rifles. The first model differs from the second in being fitted
with a brass patchbox and are the rarer of the two models
In VG cond. with fine stock,
metalwork to grey/brown patina, exc. bore. A rare piece here in UK. And at a bargain price.
A .52” Rimfire Sharps & Hankins U.S. Civil War Cavalry Carbine, 24” barrel with quadrant
sight, walnut butt with brass mounts, side rib and ring fitted to leftside of receiver. This gun
was the invention of Christian Sharps of Sharps rifle fame, it featured a sliding barrel action,
on operating the lever/trigger guard the barrel slid forward, for loading. The system worked
well, both rifle and carbine versions were purchased by the army and navy. Approx 8000
carbines were manufactured and a quantity of rifles. By 1864 many were in the field and
highly regarded, an order was placed with the company by the State of New York for approx.
1000 carbine and issued to the 9th and 11th New York cavalry. In vg cond. with nice stock,
barrel and action to a blue grey patina. A good collector’s item and only.
A Rare .50/70 Centrefire Joslyn Model 1864 Carbine, 22” barrel with leaf battle sights, one
piece walnut stock fitted with iron mounts and a single barrel band. Side-action lock
stamped “Joslyn Fire Arms Co/Stonington Conn./1864”. The system is simple featuring a
circular hinged breech block, with locking catch, a firing pin runs through the centre.
Originally produced as a percussion arm it was redesigned to accept the Spencer cartridge
in 1862, and improved in 1864 when a locking system was added to the breech. Approx.
16,500 carbine of both models were acquired by the Government. Tests at West Point in
1864 proved it a reliable and effective weapon. After the Civil War quantities were converted
to 50/70 centrefire like the Sharps carbine, these however are exceptionally rare. This one in
vg cond. with good stock, barrel to blue grey patina good bore and at a bargain price.£995
A Rare 43” Centrefire Remington Model 1865 Split Breech Type II Carbine, 23 ½”. barrel
Liege proofs at breech, leaf battle-sights, iron mounted two piece walnut stock, the buttplate
stamped with the “U. S.” ownership mark and inspection cartouches to wrist. Action tang
bearing the Remington legend. This is the forerunner to the famous M67 Rolling Block
action. The basic principles were patented by L. Geiger in 1863 then improved by
Remington’s own genius Joseph Rider to become first the Split Breech then further improved
to be the Rolling Block. Two models were supplied to the US government Type I in 46” R/F
and the type II in 50 R/F (Spencer) delivery was between 1865 and 1866. Some were issued
but most remained in store until 1870 when almost all were sold back to Remington who then
sold them on to France. It appears to have been altered to 11mm to match the calibre of the
Remington Rolling Block rifles also supplied by Remington to France. A very rare collectors
gun. In vg cond. with exc. Stock, barrel to faded blue patina and good bore.
An Exceptionally Rare Papal State Swiss Guard Issue 12.8mm (50/70) Remington Rolling
Block Rifle By Westley Richards, 36” barrel struck with Birmingham proofs at breech,
together with the Makers name “Westley Richards & Co” and the crossed keys of St. Peter
indicating Papal ownership. Yes this gun guarded the Pope. The Swiss Guard were
established in 1506, at this time Switzerland was a very poor country and young men left to
become mercenary soldiers. The Swiss Guard today numbers approx. 125 men and is
sometimes referred to as the world’s smallest army. Recruits must be Swiss nationals with
army service and of course good Catholics. In 1859 the army of the Papal States was much
larger numbering 15,000 and the size of the Papal States much bigger than now. The
reunification of Italy under King Victor Emmanuel and the defeat of the Papal Army, saw the
Papal States reduced to just the Vatican City. Also the Swiss Guard reduced in size from a
sizable army to a body guard and police force. This is an exceptionally rare rifle, as well as
being a Vatican City defence weapons it is also the only Rolling Block rifle I have seen made
by Westley Richards. In vg cond. with good stock having some dents and bruises, barrel and
action to a grey / brown patina, good bore.
An Exceptionally Rare Papal State Swiss Guard 12.8mm (50/70) Remington Rolling Block
Carbine By E. M. Nagant, 24” Liege proofed barrel, fitted with short carbine sight, bayonet
lug at muzzle, the breech stamped with the Cross Keys of St. Peter and stuck on the barrel
“PioNonoArmorigaFidell’s”. Roughly translated and I stand to be corrected Faithful Armoury
of Pope Pius IX. Pope Pius was the longest serving elected Pope from 1846 to 1878. A very
interesting and liberal character who presided at a difficult time in Italy with its reunification,
resulting in the loss of much the Papal States, reduced to just the Vatican City. A tumultuous
time, He was the last King of Rome. At one time his situation was so dire he even enquired of
the British Ambassador if he would be could be granted political asylum in Britain, he was
assured he would be should the need arise. It is an interesting subject and anyone who buys
this item or the one above is advised to research it and above all the period. This carbine
could be artillery issue or police, is in vg cond. with vg stock, barrel and action reblued, good
bore. Like the above a very rare collectors piece.
A 17mm French Model 1853/67 Tabatiere Infantry Rifle, 39” barrel fitted with ladder
rearsight, iron mounted full walnut stock, back-action lock. The Tabatiere rifle so called as
its action reminded the French of a snuff-box,is basically a variation of the Snider although
the French never acknowledged this and certainly did not pay royalties to Jacob Snider. The
system was adopted to convert French muzzle loading rifles into breech loaders, adopted
after the Chassepot and being decidedly inferior, it was relegated to rear echelon troops and
by the mid 1870’s had largely been withdrawn. Many were scrapped and many converted
into cheap shotguns marketed as “The Zulu”, making them quite rare today. This one in vg+
cond. With fine stock, barrel to grey / brown patina, exc. bore, an above average specimen.
A Good .577” Snider Mk III 3 Band Volunteer Rifle By W. Morton, London. Madeto
thestandard military pattern with 36” barrel rifled with three grooves, and engraved on top of
the Breech the retailers details “W. Morton, 2. Railway Approach, London Bridge. Who
appears to have been in business from about 1870 to 1888 Brass mounted full walnut stock,
three barrel bands, lock struck with the Crown VR cypher. In vg+ cond.exc. bore
A .577” Snider/Enfield Mk III Service Cavalry Carbine By BSA. 19” barrel rifled with 5
grooves, ordnance proofs to breech. Brass mounted walnut half-stock, but stamped with
Ordnance roundel, the lock bearing the crown EIG cypher and makers “B.S.A. & Mc” dated
1878. This is one of 1411 Snider cavalry carbines supplied by BSA under government
contract in 1878 at a unit price of £2 each with stock blanks supplied from government store.
Although originally intended for issue in India, due to the emergency in Africa the 9th Kaffir
war and the Zulu campaign many were sent to South Africa. In vg+ cond. with vg stock,
barrel with fading blue finish, good bore tight action.
A .577” Snider/Enfield Mk III Two Band Service Rifle, 30 ½” steel barrel rifled with 5 grooves,
ladder sight, bayonet lug at muzzle, the breech stamped with the usual Ordnance proof and
inspection stamps. The action is the Mk III locking type, the lock bears the Enfield Crown VR
cypher dated 1870, and regulation iron mounted full walnut stock, Enfield roundel to butt.
Being a Mk III with steel barrel this is a new made arm and not a conversion approx. 10,000
were produced at Enfield in 1870. The Snider Mk III short rifle was a highly regarded arm
and the standard by which other rifles were judged during trials. They were produced for
issue to Rifle Regiments and Sergeants of Infantry.In vg+ cond. With fine stock, barrel to
blue/grey patina, good bore.
A 11mm Danish Model 1867 Remington Rolling Block Service Rifle, 33” barrel, ladder sight,
bayonet lug at muzzle, 2 piece iron mounted walnut stock, 3 spring retained barrel bands.
Denmark was the first country to place a large scale order with Remington for the Rolling
Block rifle 42,000 in total. The cartridge the 11.7 X 51R developed as a joint venture between
Remington and the Danish Government, first designed as a Rimfire round, but later
produced in centrefire. It was Denmark’s large order with Remington that inspired both
Sweden and Norway to also adopt this rifle. Denmark in 1870 obtained licensing rights from
Remington and produced Rolling Block rifles in the national armoury. In 1872 Denmark
changed the ignition system from Rimfire to centrefire, an ingenious modification was made
to the breechblocks allowing the guns to use either ammunitions. This specimen has that
feature and was one of those made under licence in the Copenhagen Arsenal and fully
Danish Ordnance marked. In v.g. cond. a nice piece.
A Rare 10.35 Italian Model 1870 Vetterli Moschetto Cavalry Carbine with Bayonet,
20” barrel, fitted with a quadrant rearsight, bayonet lug at muzzle. Iron mounted walnut
stock. The Italians in the late 1860’s were focused on post-unification standardisation and
upgrading of arms. They were impressed by the Swiss model 1869 Vetterli rifle; however
they considered the tubular magazine system an expensive refinement they did not require.
The M1870 Italian Vetterli an elegant single shot rifle was the outcome. Made in both rifle and
carbine configuration. Unusual for a cavalry carbine a bayonet was fitted, that when not
required was reversed on the barrel with the point being held in the forend and locked on the
sight. It was taken off and reversed when needed. In vg cond. with good stock, metalwork to
a grey/blue patina. Due in soon, phone for details.
A .577” Martini Henry Mk II Service Rifle, with 33” barrel stamped with Enfield military proofs
at breech ladder rearsight. The breech bearing the usual Enfield crown VR cypher dated
1875, the gun was originally made as a Mk. I approved model then upgraded to MkII at a later
date. The butt with good Enfield roundel and also impressed “Vic. Gov”.A typical early
Martini and the most desirable model for those interested in the Zulu War period.In vg
cond.With good stock, barrel and action to a grey/blue patina.
A .577/45” Martini Henry Mk 4 Pattern Service Rifle, this is the model with the long lever,
developed from the .402” Enfield Martini. It was superseded by the Lee Metford and few
were used by British Regts most were issued to the East India Govt Army. It is fully British
Ordnance marked, made at Enfield and dated 1887. It also bears many Indian Armoury
markings. In vg cond. some wear commensurate with use, fading blue finish, good action,
good bore. (We have a quantity and all select specimens)
A 577/45 Martini Henry Mk 4 A Pattern Service Rifle, the Mk 4 Martini was made in three
patterns known as A, B & C. the differences were minor and connected with conversion
from the Enfield .402” Martini the A pattern is easily identified by its short Knox-form. The A
& B patterns were conversions and the C pattern a new made arm. In vg cond. with good
stock, barrel and action with much blue good bore.
An Interesting 577/45 North West Frontier Martini Henry Rifle, 33” rifled barrel stamped with
various native markings to breech, ladder sight engraved with sighted ranges in native
script. The action body also bearing native lettering, iron mounted two piece walnut stock.
The gun is a copy of the standard British military and was made by a native gunmaker in the
North West Frontier towards the end of the 19th century for sale to local tribesmen, and is
made to a good standard. The North West Frontier was the most garrisoned area of the
British Empire and in a state of almost constant conflict. A true piece of raj.History. In vg
cond. for what it is and quite rare.
A Rare& Good 11mm Model 1871 Mauser Bolt Action Single Shot Carbine,20” barrel with
ladder sight, made at Suhl fully German ordnance marked at breech and dated 1877. Iron
mounted full walnut stock bearing numerous German Ordnance stampings. This is the
cavalry version of the M71 rifle the first Mauser bolt action service arm. It is in vg+ cond.
with good stock, some dents and bruises commensurate with use, barrel with much original
blue, mint bore. A truly above average specimen.
A 11mm Model 1871 Mauser Single Shot Service Rifle, with 33” barrel, fully German
Ordnance marked dated 1881 and made at Amberg. The gun is marked on the Buttcap with
the regimental marking “B17R” the 17ThRegt. Bavarian Infantry. The M71 was the first of what
would become literally millions of rifles made by the Brothers Paul & Wilhelm Mauser and the
first German metallic cartridge rifle. It was adopted after the extensive the 1870/71 trials
against many rifles, its main competitor was the Bavarian Werder. It was provisionally
adopted in late 1871 pending the development of a suitable safety; the familiar wing safety
was designed to meet this requirement. The M71 was still in use during WW1, in the African
theatre to Askaries, and in Europe to reservists and for training. A Classic collectors rifle in
vg cond. good stock some wear and marking commensurate with use, barrel and action to
blue patina, good bore and rare for these rifles all matching numbers and even rarer
complete with brass muzzle cap.
An 11mm Model 1871 Mauser Bolt Action Single Shot Rifle, a standard service issue M71
fully German Ordnance marked, made at Amberg and dated 1880. In vg cond. with good
stock, barrel to blue / grey patina.A tidy piece at an attractive price.
A 8mm Portuguese Kropatachek Model 1885 Bolt Action Magazine Rifle, 32” barrel, made at
Steyr and bearing the Portuguese Royal crest. This was the first small calibre repeating rifle
adopted by any country. In vg cond. much blue to barrel, good bore, some wear to stock
commensurate with use, complete with top hand-guard which is rare for these. In vg. Cond.
with good stock, original blue to barrel and action, good bore. An above average gun £650
A 8mm Portuguese Kropatachek Model 1886 Bolt Action Magazine Rifle, a typical Steyr made
Portuguese contract rifle. In better than average cond. with good stock and most blue to
barrel and action.A good collector’s item.
A 11mm Dutch Beaumont Vitalli Bolt Action Service Rifle, 33” barrel fitted with elevating
sight (tension spring missing) iron mounted full walnut stock. Fully Dutch Ordnance marked
originally made at Maastricht in 1875. The M71/88 was a conversion of the M71 Beaumont
rifle into a repeater by the addition of the Vitalli 4 round box magazine, Conversions began in
1888, at this date It was already obsolete, the French Lebel rifle was introduced in 1886, the
first small calibre smokeless rifle adopted by any nation, it indicated the way forward. Never
the less it remained in service until the turn of the century. One of the Unique features of the
Beaumont was the arrangement of a flat mainspring housed in the bolt handle to drive the
striker. In vg cond. with good stock, barrel to a grey patina, good bore and action.
A Rare 9.5mm Turkish Model 1887 Mauser Rifle, 30” barrel with numerous Turkish markings
at breech, iron mounted full walnut stock incorporating an 8 round tubular magazine. The
Turkish M87 is basically an improved M71/84 rifle, the action was strengthened and the
calibre reduced. On introduction it was the epitome of black powder cartridge design,
unfortunately it was immediately obsolete with the rest of Europe racing to rearm with small
calibre rifle using smokeless powders. Originally 500,000 were ordered of which it is
believed only 200,000 were completed and for various reasons the survival rate is small and
most specimens encountered have had a hard life. This example in better than average
cond. with good stock, quite sharp, barrel to blue/brown patina, some speckling, good bore
and action. A very rare collectors gun.
A Good .65” Officers Flintlock Pistol By Henry Nock One Of London’s Most Famous
Gunmakers Circa 1790’s, 9” barrel stamped with Tower private proofs to breech together
with the proof stamp of the maker a Crown over H.N., swivel rammer hinged at muzzle. Full
walnut stock with flat sided grip, brass mounts include trigger-guard, rammer pipe and S
shaped sideplate. Border engraved lock with bevelled edge. Makers name engraved to
centre “NOCK”. A classic 1790’s style officers pistol by one of London’s most innovative and
famous makers of the period. The pistol is in vg+ cond. with exc. Stock barrel and lock to a
grey patina. A good collector’s item.
A Good .65” Pattern 1819 (Bakers Pattern) East India Co Flintlock Pistol, 9” London proofed
barrel stamped with two EIC inspection stamps, swivel rammer Brass mounted walnut
stock, flat heavy buttcap fitted with lanyard ring. Bakers pattern rounded style lock with
raised pan, reinforced bun-nut retained cock and distinctive tall narrow frizzen. This pattern
of pistol was introduced in 1818/19 as part of a general redesign of the company’s small
arms in consultation with Ezekiel Baker who claimed responsibility for many of its features.
Although Captain P. Page EIC Inspector of Stores might well have played a role in this pistols
adoption. Approx. 35,000 made circa 1818-1839 most between 1818-1829. It is recorded
that as late as the mid-1850,s this pattern of pistol was still in use with the Madras cavalry
and Horse Artillery, complaints were made that they were old and out dated. They were
replaced in 1857. In well above average condition for one of these, with fine stock, barrel
and lock to grey/brown patina. Most of these pistols found on the market were repatriated
from India in the 1970’s by such firms as Holland & Holland and Westley Richards, I believe
they were obtained from the armoury of the Nizam of Hyderabad. We have a quantity.
A 32Bore Saw Handled Percussion Target Pistol, 8” octagonal barrel engraved “London” on
the top flat, swivel rammer hinged at muzzle. Three-quarter walnut stock with chequered
grip, fitted with spur trigger-guard, the bow decorated with foliage scrolling, white metal
ovoid butt-cap also with engraved decoration and containing a butt-tap. Detented lock
embellished with foliate scroll decoration, bolt safety and bearing makers name “Wilson” the
gun is also fitted with an adjustable set trigger. A fine looking gun and in vg cond.£1100
A Fine Cased 54 Bore Model 1851 Adams Self Cocking Revolver Marked To, J. R. MinshullFord. 6 ½” octagonal barrel, top flat struck “Deane Adams & Deane, 30 King William St.
London Bridge”. 5 shot border line engraved cylinder, one piece chequered walnut grips,
fitted with iron ovoid butt-cap. In exc. Condition having most deep blue to barrel and frame,
cylinder to a steel grey patina. The pistol is numbered in the 13,300R serial range, has the
Adams improved and streamlined pattern 1854 frame, dating the pistol to 1855. Contained in
its original green baize lined and partitioned oak case, the circular brass escutcheon on the
lid inscribed “J. R. Minshull Ford Esq. VIIIth Kings Regiment, Llwyngwern, Nr Machynlleth,
North Wales”. Accessories include correct Dixon flask in exc. Condition. Turnscrew,
cleaning rod and oil bottle, the mould is incorrect. John Randle Minshull Ford was from a
wealthy family, witnessed by his rapid army promotion, Ensign 21/10/1859. Lieut. 6/12/1861
and Capt. 27/11/66 all by purchase. His father Francis Johnson Forde was of Machynlleth,
his mother Caroline Minshull of Cheshire. The family were large land owners in that area.
J.R. Minshull Ford died at the relatively young age of 39 in 1881. In that year his youngest
son was born and given the same name. He also joined the army, commissioned into the
Welch Regt. in 1900, commanding the 1st Batt. During the initial stages of WW1. He became a
General and briefly Lt. Governor of Guernsey in 1940 just before the German occupation. A
terrific named set with provenance worthy of further research.
An Exceptionally Rare 54 Bore Pennell’s Patent Percussion Self Cocking Hammerless
Revolver, 6 ½” barrel top flat inscribed with retailers name “Owen Powell Sheffield” six shot
cylinder with decorated front edge, foliate engraved action body, chequered walnut grip.
This has to be one of the rarest of all British percussion revolvers. Provisional patent take
out in April 1853, by Thomas Pennell a Birmingham gunmaker of 95 Bath street, in which he
claimed protection for completely encasing the lock mechanism and hammer of a revolver
or rifle. He did not proceed with his application for patent protection, but did produce a
small quantity. Apparently his arms were not numbered, and sold by retailers in the larger
British cities, it is not certain how many were made but it is doubtful if there were more than
a 100. In vg cond. with good sharp metalwork to faded blue/grey patina, good grips, having
old chip to leftside. A very rare collectors revolver.
A Rare 120 Bore (.32”)Beaumont Adams Percussion Revolver, 4 ½” octagonal barrel top flat
inscribed with retailers name “Willm. Jeffery, Union St. Plymouth”. Five shot cylinder, border
line engraved frame, marked “Adams Patent No 32xxxR & No16xxxB” representing the
licensing for both the Adams & Beaumont patents.And fitted with a bolt safety. The gun is
London proofed and was made by the London Armoury Co. Robert Adams left his
partnership with Deane & Son to set up the LAC. It is fitted with Kerr’s patent rammer and
has a chequered one piece walnut grips.In vg+ cond. with exc. Grips, metalwork to a
grey/blue patina, good action a nice piece.
A .36” Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver, 7 ½” octagonal barrel top flat stamped
with crisp “Address Col. Saml. Colt New-York U.S. America”. Open top frame stamped on left
with clear “Colts Patent”. Six shot cylinder having at least50% scene, also some minor
bruising. One piece walnut grips, the gun is numbered in the 214,xxx serial range dating
1872, one of the last made. In vg+ cond. with good grips, sharp profiles o/a, metalwork to
blue/grey patina. A good looking gun and at a fair price. (235/13)
A.36” Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver Circa 1862 Civil War Period, 7 ½”
octagonal barrel top flat stamped with the Colt New York address, 6 shot cylinder with feint
naval scene etching, one piece walnut grips. The gun is numbered in the 125, xxx dating
1862. In vg. Cond. Good grips, good action, metalwork to a plum patina, a decent looking
gun, (218/13)
A Rare .28” James Warner 2nd Model Patent Percussion Revolver, 3” round barrel marked
on top “James Warner Springfield, Mass USA” Six shot cylinder marked “Warner’s Patent
1857”. These Warner pocket revolvers were brought out after the expiry of the Colt patent,
they were made circa 1857 to the late 1860’s it is estimated that approx. 9500 were made of
all models. Of the 2nd model it is believed production was just in the 100’s. In vg cond £795
A Nice .44” Colt Model Army Perc. Civil War Issue Revolver, 8” round barrel, Colt Address
totop, creep rammer, 6 shot rebated cylinder, , one piece walnut grips, frame cut for
detachable shoulder stock, The pistol is numbered in the 115,000 serial range dating 1863
making it an early Civil War Army. The Colt M60 was the major revolver in use by northern
forces during the C. W; the government purchased almost the entire production. They also
saw service in the West in the Indian campaigns, when sold off as surplus many went west
with farmers, settlers, prospectors and cowboys. Due to long hard usage good examples
are hard to find, with matching numbers, good grips, clear barrel address. Fading finish to
metalwork. Colt Army’s have been increasing in value, and becoming hard to find, especially
in this condition. Revolvers such as this deserve the title of the guns that won the west. This
is a good gun at a very reasonable price. (187/13)
A .44” Colt Model 1860 Army Percussion Civil Period Revolver Made Circa 1862, 8” barrel
stamped with a good clear Colt address, the barrel has also been fitted in the distant past
with a fixed vee sight, which certainly tells us it was carried and used by someone who knew
what they were doing. The gun is numbered in the 56,xxx serial range dating 1862, it is also
stamped “U. S.” just in front of the trigger-guard bow. An early US military issue revolver
that must have seen use and action. In vg cond. Some wear to grips commensurate with use,
metalwork to a grey/blue patina, good action. (141/14)
A Rare .36” Colt Model 1861 Navy Percussion Revolver, 7 ½” round streamlined barrel
stamped on top “Address Col. Saml Colt New-York U.S. America”. Creeping style loading
lever fitted to the underside, six shot cylinder, one piece walnut grips, with feint cartouche.
The gun is numbered in the 35,xxx serial range. Basically a streamlined version of the 51
Navy, considered by many to be the finest and best looking of all the Colt percussion
revolvers. It is especially admired for its sleek design, excellent balance, popular and
practical .36” Calibre. Manufactured 1861 through to 1873 with a relatively limited
production of only 38,843, there were a number of reasons for the small production, the first
being the U.S. Ordnance preferred the 44” Colt Army and at the time they were Colts biggest
customer, secondly, the 51 Navy was a popular design and preferred. Then the disastrous
fire that destroyed much of Colts handgun facility in 1864.A surplus of handguns after
Appomattox in 1865 and the introduction of metallic cartridge revolver. A very rare
collectors Colt, in vg o/a cond. good grips with some wear commensurate with use, good
profiles to barrel action and cylinder. To blue patina.
A .44” Remington New Model Army Percussion Revolver Circa 1863 Civil War Period, 8”
octagonal barrel top flat struck with the Remington legend of address, patent dates, and
“New Model”. Solid frame, plain 6 shot cylinder, two piece walnut grips. The gun is
numbered in the 53,xxx serial range, late 1863 early 64. The N.M.A serial range continued
from the Model 1861 Army revolver at approx. 12,000. Its difference was quite minor in the
main an alteration to the cylinder arbor and rammer. The NMA was made 1863 to 1875
totalling approx. 135,000. Over 100,000 were purchased by the US government These
Remington’s were extensively used during the civil war and the later Indian wars,
consequently are very sought after and collectable handguns. Many government revolvers
were sold off as surplus after the war and provided cheap guns for farmers, settlers and
cowboys etc. Many went west.
In vg cond. with sharp profiles, good action, good bore,
metalwork professionally reblued and looking good.
A Good .44” U. S. Civil War Model 1863 Starr Percussion Single Action Revolver, 8” round
barrel with under mounted lever, plain 6 shot cylinder, two piece frame, one piece walnut
grips. The Starr single action was designed as an improved and less costly successor to the
Starr double action Model of 1858. The original design was that of Ebenezer Starr who sold
the rights of manufacture to the Starr Arms Co. they set up factories for its manufacture and
sought government contracts. Next to Colts and Remington’s the Starr was the next major
revolver bought by the U.S. government during the Civil War. Between 1863 & 65 approx.
32,000 of this model were purchased and 20,000 of the earlier model 1858 double action.
They were extensively issued to many cavalry regiments and captured ones also used by the
Confederates. It is an interesting action, well thought out designed and made, the single
action was the preferred model they were highly regarded by those that carried them. In vg
cond. With fading blue finish. Good grips, action and bore. A good collector’s item.
A 32” R/F Smith & Wesson Model 1 ½ First Issue Revolver, 3 ¼” octagonal barrel top
stamped with company name and patent dates, plain 5 shot cylinder, two piece rosewood
grips. This model was S & W initial production of a .32” cal revolver, it was a beefed up
version of their No 1 .22R/F revolver but offering the substantial performance of a .32” round.
Made 1865 to 68 approx. 26,300 made. In vg cond. With good grips, fading blue finish, good
action etc.
A Fine & Rare .50” C/F Model 1867 Remington Rolling Block Navy Pistol. 7” round barrel,
frame stamped “Remington’s Ilion N.Y. U.S.A./Pat. May 3rd Nov. 15th, 1864. April 17th, 1866”.
The rightside of the frame bears the naval inspectors stamp of “P/FCW” and on the barrel the
“I / E.B./ (Anchor). Two piece walnut stock. These rare Naval Remington Rolling Block
pistols are believed to be modifications of the Model 1865, which was originally made in 50”
R/F with an 8 ½” barrel. 5000 of these Rolling Block pistols were acquired by the U.S. Navy in
pprox... 1870. The same action possibly surplus parts were used to produce a cadet rifle.
This specimen in excellent condition, with most mottled grey action, fading blue to barrel and
excellent bore.Fine stock.A rare gun and a credit to any collection.
An 11mm French Model 1873 Double Action Service Revolver, 4 ½” barrel, 6 shot plain
cylinder, 2 piece walnut grips, made at St. Étienne and dated 1878. A solid design by
Chamelot – Delvigne, made 1873 to 1887 approx. 337,000 made. For issue to N.C.O’s and
used widely during WWI.Then by reservists and the resistance during WWII. A historic
collectors gun in vg+ cond. exc. grips, metalwork to a steel grey finish, good action, and
An 11mm French Model 1873 Double Action Service Revolver, a standardmilitary issue
revolver full French ordnance marked. Made at St. Etienne and dated 1883. To ordnance
bright finish, in vg cond. with good grips, action, some corrosion to bore hence.
A .442” Webley Bulldog Revolver, having 2 ½” ovate barrel, plain six shot cylinder, frame
marked with the Webley winged bullet trademark and ”No 2 / .442” C/F”. The top strap
engraved “P. Webley & Son, London + Birmingham / British Bulldog”. A classic collector’s
gun in exc. Cond. with fine grips, and 90% nickel remaining.
A Fine Model 1883 German Reich Commission Revolver, 4 1/2 “ barrel, 6 shot fluted cylinder,
made at Erfurt in 1893. These revolvers saw service in the campaigns in German East and
South West Africa, and were carried by the German contingent in the Boxer rebellion.
Although superseded by the Luger in 1908 many remained in issue and saw service during
WWI as this one did. The gun is exc. Condition better than most with sharp profiles, tight
action, exc. grips and most blue, difficult to better.
A .38” R/F Colt New Line Pocket Revolver, 2 ¼” round barrel struck with the Colt Company
legend to top, five shot fluted cylinder two piece rosewood grips. The 38” cal. Colt New Line
was made 1874 to 80 and only 5500 made. In vg cond.
.41” Calibre Revolvers.
A Good & Rare .41” Colt New Line 2nd Model Revolver, 2 ¼ ” barrel stamped on top with the
Colt address and in a panel on the left “Colt New .41”. Five shot fluted cylinder, two piece
rosewood grips. The .41” New Line was produced circa 1874-79 with a relatively small
quantity of just 7000 making this gun a rare collector’s item. In vg+ cond. with exc. grips and
fading blue finish.A good collector’s gun.
A .41”Colt New Army & Navy Double Action Revolver, 4” barrel, 6 shot fluted swing out
cylinder, two piecechequered walnut grips bearing the Colt medallion. A nice collector’s
gun, and very sought after model. In vg cond. with fading blue finish, good grips showing a
little wear.
A Good .41” Colt Army & Navy Model Revolver, with 6” barrel, fluted six shot swing out
cylinder, two piece chequered hard rubber grips, bearing the Colt emblem. In mint condition
with all deep blue finish, exc. Grips exc. Bore and tight action. Difficult to better.
A Fine .53” Kuchenreuter Flintlock Jaeger Rifle, 28” heavy octagonal barrel, the breech
inscribed with the makers name “Johannes Kuchenreuter”, which is embellished in silver.
Carved and decorated full walnut stock, patchbox in butt with sliding lid, elaborate brass
mounts. Double set triggers. The rifle is in superb cond. with fine stock, barrel with most
original blued finish, exc. Bore. A superb piece and credit to any collection.
A Good Double Barrel Percussion Cape Gun by Pryse & Redman, 29” Damascus twist
barrels, the right barrel of 14 bore for shot and the left 577” for belted ball, with four folding
leaf-sights to 500 yds. Broad twist rib grooved for sliding goal post sight and calibrated in
inches 1 to 20 ahead of the leaf sights, also bearing makers name “Pryse & Redman, 250
Piccadilly, London”. Long foliate engraved tang, signed border and foliate bar action locks,
hammer and mounts engraved to match. Walnut half-stock with chequered wrist, the butt
with hinged rectangular patchbox , engraved with a running stag in a landscape, the gun has
a vacant silver wrist escutcheon and set triggers. In vg+ cond. From a famous collection
A Double Barrel Cape Gun By H. Holland,28” Damascus barrels the right barrel of 14 bore for
shot and the right of .577”, the rib engraved “H. Holland 9 King St. Holborn London” and
fitted with leaf sights. Iron mounted walnut half stock with chequered wrist and forend, fitted
with a circular patchbox. Foliate engraved bar action locks. A good gun by the founder of
one of the world’s most famous quality gun making companies. Harris Holland was at the 9
King St. address between 1848 and 58. The gun is in vg. Cond. With fine stock, barrels to
fading brown patina, good bores.
A Fine 7.53X53 (Schmidt Rubin) Martini Match Rifle, with heavy 33 ½” octagonal barrel,
stamped with makers name “Sommerhalder Aarau” top of barrel machined with a mounting
rail for sights, micro adjustable rearsight located at breech. Plain Martini receiver, Tyrolean
style butt fitted with Swiss style schutzen buttplate, elaborate shaped trigger guard bow
forming a full pistol grip with spur and also being the action operating lever.
A Good 9mm Luger By DWM, 4” barrel. A WWI issue gun that was re-dated 1920 in
accordance with the rules. In exc. Cond. with all blue.
A 9mm Beretta Model 1934 Italian Service Semi Auto Pistol. As new unissued.
A 7.65mm Beretta Model 1935 Italian Service Semi Auto Pistol, Asnew cond.
A .38” Webley Mk 4 Revolver, 3” barrel, as new cond.
A,380” Colt Model 1903 Semi Auto Pistol.
A .25” Giraldy Baby Pocket Semi Auto Pistol, a copy of the Browning.
Exc. Cond. £150
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