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Auction Description for Holt's: Dec 2008 Main & BASC Sale
Auction Description:
Dec 2008 Main & BASC Sale

Dec 2008 Main & BASC Sale

by Holt's Auctioneers


625 lots | 510 with images

December 11, 2008

Live Auction

London Saleroom: Princess Louise House

Hammersmith Road

London, W6 7DJ United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1485 542822

Fax: +44 (0)1485 544463

Email: enquiries@holtsauctioneers.com

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P. WEBLEY & SON A 22-BORE PERCUSSION TRAVELLING PISTOL,

Lot 550: P. WEBLEY & SON A 22-BORE PERCUSSION TRAVELLING PISTOL,

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Description: P. WEBLEY & SON A 22-BORE PERCUSSION TRAVELLING PISTOL, circa 1860, with 9in. octagonal twist sighted barrel signed 'ST. JAMES'S LONDON' towards the breech, scroll engraved breech and tang, border and scroll engraved lock signed 'P. WEBLEY & SON', walnut three-quarter stock with chequered butt (chequering worn, fore-end repaired), white metal escutcheon, engraved iron trigger-guard, and iron stirrup ramrod (barrel-bolt escutcheons and barrel-bolt replaced), Birmingham proof marks.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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STARR ARMS CO. A FINE .44 'DOUBLE ACTION 1858' SIX-SHOT PERCUSSION ARMY REVOLVER, serial no. 8972,

Lot 551: STARR ARMS CO. A FINE .44 'DOUBLE ACTION 1858' SIX-SHOT PERCUSSION ARMY REVOLVER, serial no. 8972,

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Description: STARR ARMS CO. A FINE .44 'DOUBLE ACTION 1858' SIX-SHOT PERCUSSION ARMY REVOLVER, serial no. 8972, circa 1860, with 6in. blued sighted barrel, blued cylinder, top-strap and frame, case-hardened hammer, trigger and rammer, walnut one-piece grips, and much original blued finish throughout (some wear to bluing on grip-straps), iron parts struck with numerous inspection stamps, grips with inspector's marks.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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COLT A CASED .28 'MODEL 1855' FIVE-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION POCKET REVOLVER, serial no. 15594 for circa 1857,

Lot 552: COLT A CASED .28 'MODEL 1855' FIVE-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION POCKET REVOLVER, serial no. 15594 for circa 1857,

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Description: COLT A CASED .28 'MODEL 1855' FIVE-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION POCKET REVOLVER, serial no. 15594 for circa 1857, with 3 1/2in. octagonal sighted barrel with two-line Hartford address, grooved top-strap, plain cylinder, frame with spur-trigger (hammer-retaining screw replaced), and one-piece walnut grips, the whole with later nickel-plated finish (some minor loss, some small spots of surface corrosion), in lined and fitted mahogany case, possibly original (some exterior wear).

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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Lot 553: * AN 80-BORE SIX-SHOT SELF-COCKING PERCUSSION TRANSITIONAL REVOLVER SIGNED MANTON, LONDON, mid-19th century, w...

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Description: AN 80-BORE SIX-SHOT SELF-COCKING PERCUSSION TRANSITIONAL REVOLVER SIGNED MANTON, LONDON, mid-19th century, with 5 3/4in. octagonal barrel signed 'MANTON LONDON' towards the breech, border engraved cylinder, border and scroll engraved frame, chequered walnut grips, scroll engraved trigger-guard (heavily discoloured throughout, some surface corrosion), Birmingham proof marks, in original brown leather flap holster.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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WESTLEY RICHARDS A 16-BORE DOUBLE-BARRELLED PERCUSSION OFFICER'S PISTOL, serial no. 300,

Lot 554: WESTLEY RICHARDS A 16-BORE DOUBLE-BARRELLED PERCUSSION OFFICER'S PISTOL, serial no. 300,

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Description: WESTLEY RICHARDS A 16-BORE DOUBLE-BARRELLED PERCUSSION OFFICER'S PISTOL, serial no. 300, circa 1840, with 8in. rebrowned twist sighted barrels signed 'WESTLEY RICHARDS 170 NEW BOND ST. LONDON' on the rib, patent breeches each inlaid with a short single platinum line and with pierced platinum plug, and engraved with a shell on the rib between, tang engraved with scrollwork and a shell, border and scroll engraved bolted locks each signed 'WESTLEY RICHARDS', well figured walnut three-quarter stock with chequered butt, engraved iron mounts including reblued trigger-guard, dark horn fore-end cap, escutcheon engraved with a crest (engraving worn), reblued stirrup ramrod, Birmingham proof marks.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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Lot 555: A 15-BORE DOUBLE-BARRELLED PERCUSSION HOWDAH PISTOL SIGNED ASKEY, BEDALE, mid-19th century, converted from a...

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Description: A 15-BORE DOUBLE-BARRELLED PERCUSSION HOWDAH PISTOL SIGNED ASKEY, BEDALE, mid-19th century, converted from a percussion rifle, with 7 1/8in. rebrowned twist rifled sighted barrels signed 'ASKEY. BEDALE' on the rib, scroll engraved breeches, reblued border and scroll engraved tang and locks, the latter each signed 'ASKEY', walnut three-quarter stock with chequered grip, reblued engraved iron mounts, stirrup ramrod (some wear and pitting throughout), Birmingham proof marks.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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COLOMBO, MILANO AN ITALIAN 16-BORE DOUBLE-BARRELLED OVER AND UNDER PERCUSSION BELT PISTOL,

Lot 556: COLOMBO, MILANO AN ITALIAN 16-BORE DOUBLE-BARRELLED OVER AND UNDER PERCUSSION BELT PISTOL,

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Description: COLOMBO, MILANO AN ITALIAN 16-BORE DOUBLE-BARRELLED OVER AND UNDER PERCUSSION BELT PISTOL, mid-19th century, with 7in. slightly tapering twist octagonal sighted barrels each engraved with a band at the muzzle, engraved breeches mounted with the belt-hook to the left side, border and scroll engraved back-action locks respectively signed 'COLOMBO' and 'IN MILANO' in gold, figured walnut butt with shaped chequered panel, white metal pommel with hinged trap-cover in the form of a shell, scroll engraved trigger-guard.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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BLANCH & SON, LONDON A 16-BORE PERCUSSION OFFICER'S PISTOL,

Lot 557: BLANCH & SON, LONDON A 16-BORE PERCUSSION OFFICER'S PISTOL,

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Description: BLANCH & SON, LONDON A 16-BORE PERCUSSION OFFICER'S PISTOL, mid-19th century, with 8 1/4in. rebrowned twist sighted barrel signed 'BLANCH & SON. LONDON', scroll engraved recessed patent breech inlaid with a single gold line, border and scroll engraved tang and lock, the latter signed 'BLANCH & SON', figured walnut three-quarter stock with chequered butt, border and scroll engraved iron mounts including pommel with hinged trap-cover, silver escutcheon and barrel-bolt escutcheons, and stirrup ramrod, London proof marks.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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A PAIR OF CONTINENTAL BRASS PERCUSSION BOXLOCK BLUNDERBUSS PISTOLS WITH SPRING BAYONETS,  early 19th century,...

Lot 558: A PAIR OF CONTINENTAL BRASS PERCUSSION BOXLOCK BLUNDERBUSS PISTOLS WITH SPRING BAYONETS, early 19th century,...

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Description: A PAIR OF CONTINENTAL BRASS PERCUSSION BOXLOCK BLUNDERBUSS PISTOLS WITH SPRING BAYONETS, early 19th century, converted from flintlock, each with 5 5/8in. two-stage flared barrel with turned muzzle and mounted with a spring bayonet beneath, action engraved with border lines and a trophy of arms on each side, sliding thumbpiece safety catch, figured walnut flat-sided butt, engraved iron trigger-guard acting as the bayonet release, and wooden ramrods (one replaced, some discolouration to iron parts).

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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W. MILLS, LONDON A FINE 50-BORE PERCUSSION BOXLOCK OVERCOAT PISTOL, serial no. 214,

Lot 559: W. MILLS, LONDON A FINE 50-BORE PERCUSSION BOXLOCK OVERCOAT PISTOL, serial no. 214,

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Description: W. MILLS, LONDON A FINE 50-BORE PERCUSSION BOXLOCK OVERCOAT PISTOL, serial no. 214, circa 1840, with 3 1/4in. blued border engraved turn-off octagonal sighted barrel signed 'W. MILLS. 120. HOLBORN. LONDON' on the top flat and marked 'WM' on the underside, blued border engraved breech engraved 'IMPROVED' and with small pierced platinum plug, blued border and scroll engraved action incorporating the rear-sight, flat-sided figured walnut butt chequered on each angled edge and with steel-lined barrel-key aperture, and blued border and scroll engraved trigger-guard (older reblue throughout, some surface corrosion to barrel), Birmingham proof marks.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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JOHN MANTON, LONDON A CASED PAIR OF 40-BORE PERCUSSION PISTOLS, serial nos. 5179,

Lot 560: JOHN MANTON, LONDON A CASED PAIR OF 40-BORE PERCUSSION PISTOLS, serial nos. 5179,

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Description: JOHN MANTON, LONDON A CASED PAIR OF 40-BORE PERCUSSION PISTOLS, serial nos. 5179, circa 1809, converted from flintlock, with 10in. heavy rebrowned twist barrels each with silver fore-sight and signed 'MANTON * LONDON' in gold towards the breech, case-hardened patent breeches each with single platinum-inlaid line, platinum plug and later rear-sight, border and scroll engraved bolted detented locks each serial numbered and signed 'MANTON', figured walnut half-stocks each with flat-bottomed chequered butt, iron mounts including trigger-guards each engraved with a trophy of arms surrounding a serial numbered cartouche, dark horn fore-end caps, silver barrel-bolt escutcheons, and original brass-tipped ramrods, in later lined and fitted case with some accessories including three-way brass-mounted copper pistol-flask and iron pincer-type bullet mould, the lid with reproduction John Manton & Son trade label. Literature: W. Keith Neal & D.H.L. Back, The Manton Supplement, p.54.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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A CASED PAIR OF 80-BORE ALL-METAL BOXLOCK PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOLS SIGNED G. MORTIMER, LONDON,

Lot 561: A CASED PAIR OF 80-BORE ALL-METAL BOXLOCK PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOLS SIGNED G. MORTIMER, LONDON,

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Description: A CASED PAIR OF 80-BORE ALL-METAL BOXLOCK PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOLS SIGNED G. MORTIMER, LONDON, circa 1840, with 2 1/2in. turn-off octagonal sighted barrels each engraved with a band of foliage at the muzzle, white metal border and scroll engraved actions and butts, the latter each signed 'G. MORTIMER / REGENT ST. LONDON', white metal trigger-guards each engraved with a flower-head (some surface discolouration to barrels), Birmingham proof marks, in lined and fitted oak case with original accessories including white metal bullet mould, combined barrel-key / nipple wrench / pricker, cap tin, oil bottle, and pistol-flask, the lid with circular brass escutcheon.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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WOOD, WORCESTER A CASED 54-BORE TRANTER PATENT SECOND MODEL DOUBLE-TRIGGER SELF-COCKING PERCUSSION REVOLVER, serial no. 3318.T,

Lot 562: WOOD, WORCESTER A CASED 54-BORE TRANTER PATENT SECOND MODEL DOUBLE-TRIGGER SELF-COCKING PERCUSSION REVOLVER, serial no. 3318.T,

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Description: WOOD, WORCESTER A CASED 54-BORE TRANTER PATENT SECOND MODEL DOUBLE-TRIGGER FIVE-SHOT SELF-COCKING PERCUSSION REVOLVER, serial no. 3378.T, circa 1855, with 6 1/4in. blued octagonal sighted barrel engraved with a band of foliage at the muzzle, blued border and scroll engraved top-strap signed 'WOOD. WORCESTER', border engraved cylinder (some vice marks), blued border and scroll engraved frame, chequered walnut butt, border and scroll engraved trigger-guard and butt-cap, border engraved bright Tranter patent rammer, and much original blued finish, London proof marks, in original fitted mahogany case lined with green baize with accessories including serial numbered brass Tranter patent double cavity bullet mould, Dixon pistol-flask, and French circular percussion cap dispenser, the lid with circular brass escutcheon (some partitions loose).

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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JAMES WILKINSON & SON, LONDON A FINE CASED 60-BORE SIX-SHOT PERCUSSION PEPPERBOX REVOLVER, serial no. 169,

Lot 563: JAMES WILKINSON & SON, LONDON A FINE CASED 60-BORE SIX-SHOT PERCUSSION PEPPERBOX REVOLVER, serial no. 169,

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Description: JAMES WILKINSON & SON, LONDON A FINE CASED 60-BORE SIX-SHOT PERCUSSION PEPPERBOX REVOLVER, serial no. 169, circa 1835, with 4 1/4in. fluted barrel-block retaining some original case-hardened finish, border and scroll engraved action and serial numbered grip-strap, the left side of the action signed 'WILKINSON & SON LONDON', engraved bar-hammer retaining some faded case-hardened finish, well figured walnut grips, blued trigger and border and scroll engraved trigger-guard, Birmingham proof marks, in original fitted mahogany case lined with green baize with accessories including Sykes three-way brass-mounted copper pistol-flask, 'WD' bullet mould, Hawksley oil bottle, nipple wrench, and iron loading rod with ebony head with three attachments comprising worm, jag and powder-measure, the lid with trade label for James Wilkinson & Son, Gun Makers to Her Majesty, to the King & Prince Royal of Persia, and the Hon.ble East India Company, the exterior with shaped brass escutcheon with flush-fitting carrying handle.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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THO.S BLISSETT, LIVERPOOL A CASED 54-BORE TRANTER PATENT (THIRD MODEL) DOUBLE-TRIGGER FIVE-SHOT SELF-COCKING PERCUSSION REVOLVER, se...

Lot 564: THO.S BLISSETT, LIVERPOOL A CASED 54-BORE TRANTER PATENT (THIRD MODEL) DOUBLE-TRIGGER FIVE-SHOT SELF-COCKING PERCUSSION REVOLVER, se...

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Description: THO.S BLISSETT, LIVERPOOL A CASED 54-BORE TRANTER PATENT (THIRD MODEL) DOUBLE-TRIGGER FIVE-SHOT SELF-COCKING PERCUSSION REVOLVER, serial no. 7079.T, circa 1858, with 6in. octagonal sighted barrel engraved with a band of foliage at the muzzle, border engraved top-strap signed 'THO.S BLISSETT. SOUTH CASTLE ST. LIVERPOOL', border engraved cylinder, border and scroll engraved frame, chequered walnut butt, and border and scroll engraved rammer marked 'W. TRANTER'S PATENT', the barrel and frame retaining traces of original blued finish (some light surface corrosion and discolouration throughout), London proof marks, in original fitted mahogany case lined in green baize with accessories including Hawksley pistol-flask, brass double-cavity mould, and lubricant and patch tins each with Thomas Blissett label, the lid with Thomas Blissett trade label, the lid with circular brass escutcheon.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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LONDON ARMOURY CO. A CASED 54-BORE BEAUMONT-ADAMS PATENT FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER, serial no. 39,130,

Lot 565: LONDON ARMOURY CO. A CASED 54-BORE BEAUMONT-ADAMS PATENT FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER, serial no. 39,130,

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Description: LONDON ARMOURY CO. A CASED 54-BORE BEAUMONT-ADAMS PATENT FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER, serial no. 39,130, circa 1865, with 5 3/4in. blued octagonal sighted barrel with 'L.A.C.' stamp, blued top-strap, blued serial numbered cylinder, blued border engraved frame marked '33,333 / ADAMS' PATENT. 39,130', chequered walnut butt, bright rammer, and much original blued finish to barrel and frame, London proof marks, in fitted oak case lined with green baize with some accessories including Hawksley pistol-flask and brass double-cavity mould numbered '4974', the lid with Cogswell & Harrison trade label, the exterior with circular brass escutcheon.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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A. FRANCOTTE, LIEGE A CASED 54-BORE LICENCED ADAM'S PATENT FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER, serial no. 72456,

Lot 566: A. FRANCOTTE, LIEGE A CASED 54-BORE LICENCED ADAM'S PATENT FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER, serial no. 72456,

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Description: A. FRANCOTTE, LIEGE A CASED 54-BORE LICENCED ADAM'S PATENT FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER, serial no. 72456, circa 1855, with 6 1/4in. blued octagonal sighted barrel, blued border engraved top-strap signed 'A. FRANCOTTE. LICENCED BY DEANE ADAMS & DEANE, LONDON.', border engraved blued cylinder and frame, the latter engraved 'ADAMS PATENT NO. 72456', chequered walnut butt, and rammer retaining traces of blued finish, in fitted relined oak case with some accessories including pistol-flask and brass double-cavity bullet mould, the lid with circular brass escutcheon.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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A CASED 54-BORE WEBLEY PATENT WEDGE FRAME FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER, serial no. 3899,

Lot 567: A CASED 54-BORE WEBLEY PATENT WEDGE FRAME FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER, serial no. 3899,

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Description: A CASED 54-BORE WEBLEY PATENT WEDGE FRAME FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER, serial no. 3899, circa 1862, with 6 1/4in. blued octagonal sighted barrel with border engraved top-strap, blued border engraved cylinder and frame, the latter marked 'PATENT NO. 3899', chequered walnut grips, case-hardened under-barrel rammer, and some original finish throughout (flaked on cylinder and frame), Birmingham proof marks, in fitted oak case lined in green baize with some accessories including correct single-cavity brass bullet mould and Hawksley pistol-flask, the lid with shaped brass escutcheon.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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AN UNUSUAL GOLD-DAMASCENED 54-BORE TRANTER PATENT DOUBLE-TRIGGER FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER,

Lot 568: AN UNUSUAL GOLD-DAMASCENED 54-BORE TRANTER PATENT DOUBLE-TRIGGER FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER,

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Description: CHARLES NEPHEW & CO., CALCUTTA AN UNUSUAL GOLD-DAMASCENED 54-BORE TRANTER PATENT DOUBLE-TRIGGER FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER, circa 1865, with 6 1/4in. sighted barrel, top-strap with indistinct retailer's signature, with Tranter Patent double-trigger mechanism (self-cocking function at fault), rammer marked 'W. TRANTER'S PATENT', the whole profusely covered with Indian gold-damascened foliage and flower-heads, chequered walnut butt with applied gold-damascened bands on the right side and pommel each decorated en suite, London proof marks.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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A 16-BORE DOUBLE-BARRELLED PERCUSSION OFFICER'S PISTOL SIGNED SMITH, LONDON,

Lot 569: A 16-BORE DOUBLE-BARRELLED PERCUSSION OFFICER'S PISTOL SIGNED SMITH, LONDON,

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Description: A 16-BORE DOUBLE-BARRELLED PERCUSSION OFFICER'S PISTOL SIGNED SMITH, LONDON, circa 1840, with 8 1/4in. rebrowned twist sighted barrels signed 'LONDON' on the rib, patent breeches each with pierced platinum plug and engraved with scrollwork and inlaid with a single platinum line on the rib between, scroll engraved tang and bolted back-action locks, the latter each signed 'SMITH', figured walnut half-stock with chequered butt, border and scroll engraved iron mounts, silver escutcheon and barrel-bolt escutcheons, and iron stirrup ramrod (some discolouration to iron parts), Birmingham proof marks.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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A. FRANCOTTE, LIEGE A 54-BORE LICENCED ADAMS 1851 PATENT FIVE-SHOT SELF-COCKING PERCUSSION REVOLVER, serial no. 7203,

Lot 570: A. FRANCOTTE, LIEGE A 54-BORE LICENCED ADAMS 1851 PATENT FIVE-SHOT SELF-COCKING PERCUSSION REVOLVER, serial no. 7203,

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Description: A. FRANCOTTE, LIEGE A 54-BORE LICENCED ADAMS 1851 PATENT FIVE-SHOT SELF-COCKING PERCUSSION REVOLVER, serial no. 7203, with 6 1/2in. blued sighted barrel signed 'FNI PAR LE PAGE MOUTIER A PARIS', blued top-strap signed 'MANUD.D BY A.F. LICENSED BY DEANE ADAMS & DEANE LONDON', serial numbered cylinder, border and scroll engraved frame marked 'ADAMS 1851 PATENT' on the left side and 'ADAMS PATENT 7203' on the right side (safety-stop missing), chequered walnut butt, and border and scroll engraved pommel and trigger-guard, the former with hinged trap-cover, retaining much original blued finish throughout.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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Lot 571: J. DONALDSON, DRIFFIELD A 100-BORE SIX-SHOT SELF-COCKING PERCUSSION REVOLVER OF BENTLEY TYPE,

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Description: J. DONALDSON, DRIFFIELD A 100-BORE SIX-SHOT SELF-COCKING PERCUSSION REVOLVER OF BENTLEY TYPE, with 4 3/4in. octagonal barrel engraved with a band of foliage at the muzzle and signed 'J. DONALDSON. DRIFFIELD' on the top flat, plain cylinder numbered from '1' to '6' on the face, border and scroll engraved frame, chequered walnut butt, silver escutcheon, border and scroll engraved trigger-guard and pommel, the latter with hinged trap-cover, and rammer marked 'PATENT' with 'VR' and a crown above and 'NO. 2118' (cleaned bright overall, some scattered spots of pitting), London proof marks.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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Lot 572: T. BLISSETT, LIVERPOOL A 54-BORE WEBLEY SOLID FRAME FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER, serial no. 10983,

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Description: T. BLISSETT, LIVERPOOL A 54-BORE WEBLEY SOLID FRAME FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER, serial no. 10983, 6in. border engraved octagonal sighted barrel retaining traces of original blued finish, border engraved top-strap signed 'T. BLISSETT. LIVERPOOL', border engraved cylinder and frame, chequered walnut grips, border engraved trigger-guard, and rammer (some patches of corrosion throughout, some discolouration), Birmingham proof marks.

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Lot 573: REILLY, LONDON AN EARLY 54-BORE BEAUMONT-ADAMS PATENT FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER, serial no. B1008,

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Description: REILLY, LONDON AN EARLY 54-BORE BEAUMONT-ADAMS PATENT FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER, serial no. B1008, with 6in. octagonal sighted barrel, top-strap signed 'REILLY. 502. NEW OXFORD ST.T LONDON', plain cylinder and border engraved frame, chequered walnut butt, and Adam's patent rammer (light surface pitting throughout), London proof marks.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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Lot 574: POWELL & SON A 120-BORE SIX-SHOT SELF-COCKING PERCUSSION TRANSITIONAL REVOLVER,

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Description: POWELL & SON A 120-BORE SIX-SHOT SELF-COCKING PERCUSSION TRANSITIONAL REVOLVER, with 4 1/2in. octagonal sighted barrel engraved with a band of foliage at the muzzle and signed 'POWELL & SON', cylinder numbered from '1' to '6' and engraved with a band of foliage on the front edge, border and scroll engraved action, slotted bar hammer, finely chequered walnut grips, scroll engraved pommel with hinged trap-cover, and sprung rammer (some pitting and discolouration throughout), Birmingham proof marks.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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E.M. REILLY & CO. A 12-BORE PINFIRE DOUBLE-BARRELLED ROTARY-UNDERLEVER SPORTING GUN, serial no. 17204,

Lot 800: E.M. REILLY & CO. A 12-BORE PINFIRE DOUBLE-BARRELLED ROTARY-UNDERLEVER SPORTING GUN, serial no. 17204,

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Description: E.M. REILLY & CO. A 12-BORE PINFIRE DOUBLE-BARRELLED ROTARY-UNDERLEVER SPORTING GUN, serial no. 17204, 32in. rebrowned twist sighted barrels signed 'E.M. REILLY & CO. NEW OXFORD STREET. LONDON & 2 RUE SCRIBE, PARIS' (signature refreshed) on the rib and engraved with scrollwork at the breech, scroll engraved tang and action, the former decorated with a vignette of a pheasant in a wooded landscape, locks each engraved with scrollwork inhabited by pheasants and signed 'E.M. REILLY & CO.', figured walnut stock with chequered grip and fore-end, scroll engraved mounts (some scattered pitting), gold escutcheon, bone fore-end tip (older replacement), London black powder proof marks.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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J. PURDEY A FINE 14-BORE BAR-IN-WOOD TOPLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no 8758,

Lot 801: J. PURDEY A FINE 14-BORE BAR-IN-WOOD TOPLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no 8758,

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Description: J. PURDEY A FINE 14-BORE BAR-IN-WOOD TOPLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no 8758, 30in. nitro reproved fine damascus barrels, sunken rib engraved J. PURDEY. 314 1/2 OXFORD STREET. LONDON.', and '2', carved percussion fences, rebounding sidelocks with large dolphin hammers, bar-in-wood, fine border and scroll engraving, retaining much original colour-hardening and finish, 14 1/2in. well-figured stock including buttplate, weight 7lb., in its brass-cornered oak and leather case.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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Lot 802: * B.S.A. A .300 (EXTRA LONG) MARTINI-ACTION TAKEDOWN SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 43483,

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Description: B.S.A. A .300 (EXTRA LONG) MARTINI-ACTION TAKEDOWN SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 43483, 25in. barrel with flip up sights calibrated to 200 yards, bead fore-sight, cocking indicator, action tapped for rear-sight, 13 1/4in. stock including buttplate.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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IZZO, NAPOLI A VERY FINE ITALIAN 16-BORE PINFIRE DOUBLE-BARRELLED ROTARY UNDERLEVER SPORTING GUN, serial no. 1875,

Lot 803: IZZO, NAPOLI A VERY FINE ITALIAN 16-BORE PINFIRE DOUBLE-BARRELLED ROTARY UNDERLEVER SPORTING GUN, serial no. 1875,

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Description: IZZO, NAPOLI A VERY FINE ITALIAN 16-BORE PINFIRE DOUBLE-BARRELLED ROTARY UNDERLEVER SPORTING GUN, serial no. 1875, with 27 1/2in. browned twist sighted barrels signed 'ALFSO. IZZO. ARMLO. DI S.M. IL RE NAPOLI' in gold on the rib and with gold-lined maker's mark 'IZZO' under a crown at each breech, border and scroll engraved action and locks, the latter each respectively signed 'IZZO' and 'NAPOLI' in gold, well figured walnut half-stock with permanently attached fore-end, chequered grip and fore-end, border and scroll engraved iron mounts including blued underlever, silver shield-shaped escutcheon with applied initials, sling mounts, and virtually all its original finish.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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* AN UNUSUAL BELGIAN ARENDT PATENT 7mm PINFIRE SIX-SHOT SELF-COCKING POCKET REVOLVER, serial no. 6110,  based o...

Lot 804: * AN UNUSUAL BELGIAN ARENDT PATENT 7mm PINFIRE SIX-SHOT SELF-COCKING POCKET REVOLVER, serial no. 6110, based o...

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Description: AN UNUSUAL BELGIAN ARENDT PATENT 7mm PINFIRE SIX-SHOT SELF-COCKING POCKET REVOLVER, serial no. 6110, based on a pepperbox revolver, with 2in. single barrel extension marked 'ARENDT BREVETE A LIEGE' fitted in front of 2in. revolving rifled barrel-block, the frame and barrel-block with silver inlaid decoration, pivoting safety-stop, folding trigger, and hardwood grips (some discolouration throughout), Liege proof marks.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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Lot 805: A .577/.450 MARTINI-HENRY SERVICE TYPE RIFLE, serial no. E726, with 33 1/4in. sighted barrel, the barrel and...

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Description: A .577/.450 MARTINI-HENRY SERVICE TYPE RIFLE, serial no. E726, with 33 1/4in. sighted barrel, the barrel and action retaining some original faded blued finish, walnut three-quarter stock, front barrel-band incorporating a bayonet lug, front sling mount (rear sling mount missing, some discolouration to iron parts), Birmingham black powder proof marks.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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CHARLES LANCASTER A .450 (3 1/4IN.) BLACK POWDER EXPRESS BOXLOCK NON-EJECTOR 'OVAL-BORE' DOUBLE RIFLE, serial no. 5143,

Lot 806: CHARLES LANCASTER A .450 (3 1/4IN.) BLACK POWDER EXPRESS BOXLOCK NON-EJECTOR 'OVAL-BORE' DOUBLE RIFLE, serial no. 5143,

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Description: CHARLES LANCASTER A .450 (3 1/4IN.) BLACK POWDER EXPRESS BOXLOCK NON-EJECTOR 'OVAL-BORE' DOUBLE RIFLE, serial no. 5143, 28in. black powder only barrels (possibly blacked damascus) with broad blacked damascus rib with open sights, tubes engraved 'CHARLES LANCASTER. 151. NEW BOND STREET. LONDON. PATENT SMOOTH BORE BREECH LOADING HAMMERLESS RIFLE.', Anson & Deeley patent treble-grip action with carved serpentine fences and Westley Richards patent toplever, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, intercepting sears, beaded border engraving, retaining very slight traces of original colour-hardening, 15 3/8in. well-figured semi-pistolgrip stock with cheekpiece and including chequered steel buttplate, bolstered fore-end wood, weight 8lb. 3oz.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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* E.M. REILLY & CO. A FINE 10-BORE (2 5/8IN.) DOUBLE-BARRELLED ROTARY-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 21131,

Lot 807: * E.M. REILLY & CO. A FINE 10-BORE (2 5/8IN.) DOUBLE-BARRELLED ROTARY-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 21131,

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Description: E.M. REILLY & CO. A FINE 10-BORE (2 5/8IN.) DOUBLE-BARRELLED ROTARY-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 21131, 32in. bold damascus barrels, broad rib scroll-engraved at the breech end and engraved 'E.M. REILLY & CO. NEW OXFORD STREET, LONDON. & RUE SCRIBE, PARIS.', dent to right barrel, Jones patent rotary-underlever, carved percussion fences, rebounding sidelocks (by Stanton) with carved dolphin hammers, fine acanthus scroll engraving with feathered bordering, retaining much original colour-hardening and some finish, 14 3/8in. stock including horn buttplate, weight 8lb. 14oz.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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SMITH & WESSON A .44 (S&W RUSSIAN) 'NEW MODEL NO.3' SIX-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION REVOLVER, serial no. 31019,

Lot 808: SMITH & WESSON A .44 (S&W RUSSIAN) 'NEW MODEL NO.3' SIX-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION REVOLVER, serial no. 31019,

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Description: SMITH & WESSON A .44 (S&W RUSSIAN) 'NEW MODEL NO.3' SIX-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION REVOLVER, serial no. 31019, with 6 1/2in. barrel signed 'SMITH & WESSON. SPRINGFIELD. MASS. U.S.A.' on the raised sighting flat, fluted cylinder, case-hardened hammer, chequered hard rubber grips each with 'S&W' monogram, and lanyard ring, the barrel, cylinder and frame each retaining some original blued finish.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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MAURICE BAILLET A FINE BELGIAN .320 GILT FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION POCKET REVOLVER, no visible serial number,

Lot 809: MAURICE BAILLET A FINE BELGIAN .320 GILT FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION POCKET REVOLVER, no visible serial number,

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Description: MAURICE BAILLET A FINE BELGIAN .320 GILT FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION POCKET REVOLVER, no visible serial number, with 2 3/4in. barrel engraved with foliage at the muzzle and signed 'MAURICE BAILLET' on the raised sighting flat, scroll engraved cylinder and frame, bright hammer, locking-lever and trigger, and ivory grips (one chipped), the barrel, cylinder and frame retaining much original gilt finish (some scattered surface spotting throughout), Liege proof.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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WINCHESTER A .44 (RIMFIRE) 'MODEL 1866' LEVER-ACTION REPEATING CARBINE, serial no. 148476,

Lot 810: WINCHESTER A .44 (RIMFIRE) 'MODEL 1866' LEVER-ACTION REPEATING CARBINE, serial no. 148476,

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Description: WINCHESTER A .44 (RIMFIRE) 'MODEL 1866' LEVER-ACTION REPEATING CARBINE, serial no. 148476, circa 1878, with 20in. round sighted barrel with flip-over rear-sight calibrated to 500 yards, full length tubular magazine, brass frame with iron saddle ring mounted on the left side, walnut stock (butt-plate missing, iron parts with surface corrosion).

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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WESTLEY RICHARDS A .450 (NO.2 MUSKET) 1881 PATENT 'MILITARY BREECH LOADER' FALLING-BLOCK TARGET RIFLE, serial no. 4633,

Lot 811: WESTLEY RICHARDS A .450 (NO.2 MUSKET) 1881 PATENT 'MILITARY BREECH LOADER' FALLING-BLOCK TARGET RIFLE, serial no. 4633,

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Description: WESTLEY RICHARDS A .450 (NO.2 MUSKET) 1881 PATENT 'MILITARY BREECH LOADER' FALLING-BLOCK TARGET RIFLE, serial no. 4633, with 33in. blued barrel signed 'WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO. LONDON' and marked 'METFORD RIFLING' and 'FOR W.R. METFORD MILITARY CARTRIDGE' (a .450 No.2 Musket round using a .461 diam. bullet), block-mounted fore-sight (bead missing), rear-sight with spirit level, calibrated to 1,200 yards and engraved 'ELEVATIONS FOR WINDAGE FORESIGHT', blued action signed 'WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO. / LONDON' on one side and 'DEELEY-EDGE / PATENT / M.B.L.' on the other, safety-catch, 14 3/8in. figured three-quarter pistol-grip stock (butt a working replacement), chequered iron butt-plate, sling eyes, steel cleaning rod, and retaining some original blued finish, Birmingham black powder proof marks.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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C.W. ANDREWS, LONDON A .450/.400 (3IN. JEFFREY) FIELD PATENT FALLING-BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 2585,

Lot 812: C.W. ANDREWS, LONDON A .450/.400 (3IN. JEFFREY) FIELD PATENT FALLING-BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 2585,

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Description: C.W. ANDREWS, LONDON A .450/.400 (3IN. JEFFREY) FIELD PATENT FALLING-BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 2585, with 27 7/8in. blued barrel signed 'C.W. ANDREWS LTD. LONDON' and marked 'JEFFREYS 450/400 CARTRIDGE', ramp-mounted bead fore-sight, block-mounted rear-sight of one standing and two folding leaves each with platinum-inlaid centre-line and calibrated to 300 yards, case-hardened border and scroll engraved action marked 'FIELD'S PATENT' on the left side, 14 3/8in. figured straight-hand stock with chequered grip and fore-end, butt-plate with hinged trap-cover, silver escutcheon, green horn fore-end cap, and sling eyes, expertly refinished throughout.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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* MARLIN A .32-40 'MODEL 1893' LEVER-ACTION REPEATING RIFLE, serial no. 336259,

Lot 813: * MARLIN A .32-40 'MODEL 1893' LEVER-ACTION REPEATING RIFLE, serial no. 336259,

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Description: MARLIN A .32-40 'MODEL 1893' LEVER-ACTION REPEATING RIFLE, serial no. 336259, with 26 1/4in. blued octagonal sighted barrel, full length blued tubular magazine beneath, case-hardened action marked 'MARLIN SAFETY', 13 1/8in. well figured stock with crescentic butt-plate, and much original finish (magazine tube reblued with some pitting).

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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WESTLEY RICHARDS A 12-BORE 1864 PATENT SINGLE-BITE SNAP-ACTION TOPLEVER BAR-IN-WOOD PINFIRE HAMMERGUN, serial no. 10347,

Lot 814: WESTLEY RICHARDS A 12-BORE 1864 PATENT SINGLE-BITE SNAP-ACTION TOPLEVER BAR-IN-WOOD PINFIRE HAMMERGUN, serial no. 10347,

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Description: WESTLEY RICHARDS A 12-BORE 1864 PATENT SINGLE-BITE SNAP-ACTION TOPLEVER BAR-IN-WOOD PINFIRE HAMMERGUN, serial no. 10347, 30in. black powder damascus barrels, incorporating Westley Richards improved single-bite toplever snap-action, patent no. 2623 of 22nd October 1864, use number 268, carved serpentine fences, non-rebounding sidelocks with dolphin hammers, bar-in-wood, the fore-end meeting at the knuckle in a crab joint, bold acanthus scroll engraving, retaining very slight traces of colour-hardening, 14in. well-figured stock with steel buttplate, fore-end with horn finial and with some insert repairs, weight 7lb. 3oz., in its leather bound oak case

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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T. DAINTITH AN 8-BORE SINGLE-BARRELLED ROTARY UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 9518,

Lot 815: T. DAINTITH AN 8-BORE SINGLE-BARRELLED ROTARY UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 9518,

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Description: T. DAINTITH AN 8-BORE SINGLE-BARRELLED ROTARY UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 9518, 32 3/4in. nitro damascus barrel engraved 'T. DAINTITH WARRINGTON', Jones Patent rotary-underlever, rebounding sidelock, border and partial scroll engraving, 13 3/4in. figured pistolgrip stock including 3/4in. rubber extension, weight 8lb.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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R.B. RODDA & CO. AN 8-BORE SINGLE-BARRELLED TOPLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 66903,

Lot 816: R.B. RODDA & CO. AN 8-BORE SINGLE-BARRELLED TOPLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 66903,

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Description: R.B. RODDA & CO. AN 8-BORE SINGLE-BARRELLED TOPLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 66903, 39in. nitro barrels with hexagonal breech section, rebounding lock (firing pin missing), border and partial scroll engraving, 13 3/4in. pistolgrip stock including rubber extension (petrified), fore-end crosspin missing, weight 10lb. 6oz.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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IZZO, NAPOLI A FINE ITALIAN .500 (REV.) DOUBLE-BARRELLED ROTARY UNDERLEVER HAMMER PISTOL, serial no. 1890,

Lot 817: IZZO, NAPOLI A FINE ITALIAN .500 (REV.) DOUBLE-BARRELLED ROTARY UNDERLEVER HAMMER PISTOL, serial no. 1890,

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Description: IZZO, NAPOLI A FINE ITALIAN .500 (REV.) DOUBLE-BARRELLED ROTARY UNDERLEVER HAMMER PISTOL, serial no. 1890, third quarter of the 19th century, with 18cm. twist sighted barrels each rifled with six grooves and with gold-inlaid band of decoration at the breech, the rib engraved with a panel of scrollwork and signed 'A. IZZO. NAPOLI' in gold, foliate and scroll engraved action signed 'IZZO' and 'NAPOLI' and retaining some original case-hardened finish, the forward facing underlever signed 'IZZO' in gold, figured walnut butt with chequered panels, scroll engraved faceted pommel with lanyard ring, and scroll engraved trigger-guard with gilt serial number.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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CHARLES LANCASTER A VERY RARE .360 (2 1/4IN) BLACK POWDER EXPRESS FOUR-BARRELLED RIFLE, serial no. 5517

Lot 818: CHARLES LANCASTER A VERY RARE .360 (2 1/4IN) BLACK POWDER EXPRESS FOUR-BARRELLED RIFLE, serial no. 5517

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Description: CHARLES LANCASTER A VERY RARE .360 (2 1/4IN) BLACK POWDER EXPRESS THORN PATENT (SECOND MODEL) OVAL-BORE DOUBLE-ACTION ROTARY-UNDERLEVER HAMMERLESS FOUR-BARRELLED RIFLE, serial no. 5517, 26in. black powder only fine damascus barrels with short sight rib, open sights and ramp-mounted bead foresight, tubes engraved 'CHARLES LANCASTER. 151. NEW BOND STREET. LONDON. PATENT FOUR BARREL BREECH LOADING HAMMERLESS SMOOTH BORE RIFLE', Thorn second (improved) patent double-action rotating striker patent four-barrelled treble-grip action, patent no. 213 of 1882, the rear trigger drawing the action to full cock, the front trigger firing the mechanism, removable striker discs (dot marked 1-4), Jones patent rotary underlever, carved fences, beaded border engraving, retaining slight traces of original colour-hardening, 15in. well-figured straight-hand stock with cheekpiece and steel buttplate (retaining some original blued finish), weight 9lb. 10oz.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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ALEX.R HENRY, EDINBURGH AN EARLY .450 (3 1/4IN. BLACK POWDER EXPRESS) FALLING-BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 67,

Lot 819: ALEX.R HENRY, EDINBURGH AN EARLY .450 (3 1/4IN. BLACK POWDER EXPRESS) FALLING-BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 67,

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Description: ALEX.R HENRY, EDINBURGH AN EARLY .450 (3 1/4IN. BLACK POWDER EXPRESS) FALLING-BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 67, with 32in. reblued round sighted barrel signed 'ALEX.R HENRY. 12 SOUTH ST. ANDREW ST. EDINBURGH. PATENT NO.S 1069 AND 67', bright border engraved action with early sprung extractor and signed 'PATENT NO. 67', border engraved back-action lock signed 'ALEX.R HENRY', 13 5/8in. figured stock with chequered grip and fore-end, border engraved iron mounts including pistolgrip trigger-guard (some scattered pitting and wear to engraving throughout).

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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CHARLES LANCASTER, LONDON A .380 PUSH-FORWARD UNDERLEVER OVAL-BORE HAMMER ROOK RIFLE, serial no. 7099,

Lot 820: CHARLES LANCASTER, LONDON A .380 PUSH-FORWARD UNDERLEVER OVAL-BORE HAMMER ROOK RIFLE, serial no. 7099,

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Description: CHARLES LANCASTER, LONDON A .380 PUSH-FORWARD UNDERLEVER OVAL-BORE HAMMER ROOK RIFLE, serial no. 7099, 26 1/2in. round tapering sighted barrel signed 'CHARLES LANCASTER. 151, NEW BOND STREET, LONDON. PATENT SMOOTH BORE RIFLE', bright border and scroll action marked '.380 C.F.', 14 7/8in. figured pistolgrip stock with chequered grip and fore-end, and dark horn pistolgrip-cap (some discolouration and light surface pitting throughout), in original fitted canvas and leather case lined in burgundy baize (lining removed from lid), the lid with Charles Lancaster trade label (torn).

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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A 20-BORE PINFIRE SINGLE-BARRELLED ROTARY UNDERLEVER SPORTING GUN SIGNED G. GIBBS, BRISTOL,

Lot 821: A 20-BORE PINFIRE SINGLE-BARRELLED ROTARY UNDERLEVER SPORTING GUN SIGNED G. GIBBS, BRISTOL,

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Description: A 20-BORE PINFIRE SINGLE-BARRELLED ROTARY UNDERLEVER SPORTING GUN SIGNED G. GIBBS, BRISTOL, with 27in. twist sighted barrel signed 'G. GIBBS. 29 CORN ST. BRISTOL' at the breech, border engraved action and back-action lock, the latter signed 'G. GIBBS', 13 1/8in. walnut stock with chequered grip and fore-end, the fore-end locking catch marked 'PATENT', green horn fore-end cap.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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* SMITH & WESSON A NICKEL-PLATED .44 (RUSSIAN) 'MODEL 3 (2ND MODEL)' SIX-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION REVOLVER, serial no. 7392,

Lot 822: * SMITH & WESSON A NICKEL-PLATED .44 (RUSSIAN) 'MODEL 3 (2ND MODEL)' SIX-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION REVOLVER, serial no. 7392,

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Description: SMITH & WESSON A NICKEL-PLATED .44 (RUSSIAN) 'MODEL 3 (2ND MODEL)' SIX-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION REVOLVER, serial no. 7392, with 7in. sighted barrel, fluted cylinder, spur trigger-guard, walnut grips, the whole with later nickel-plated finish (all maker's marks removed).

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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Lot 823: COLT A .41 (RIMFIRE) 'SECOND MODEL' DERINGER, serial no. 9669,

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Description: COLT A .41 (RIMFIRE) 'SECOND MODEL' DERINGER, serial no. 9669, with 2 1/4in. sighted barrel with contemporary London proof marks, scroll engraved frame with spur trigger, chequered walnut grips (some light discolouration throughout), in brown leather holster.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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ARMY & NAVY C.S.L. A .300 HAMMERLESS ROOK RIFLE, serial no. 52386,

Lot 824: ARMY & NAVY C.S.L. A .300 HAMMERLESS ROOK RIFLE, serial no. 52386,

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Description: ARMY & NAVY C.S.L. A .300 HAMMERLESS ROOK RIFLE, serial no. 52386, 26in. octagonal barrel with matt sighting flat, three-leaf rear-sight each with platinum-inlaid centre line, calibrated to 150 yards, bead fore-sight, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, border and fine scroll engraving, 14 1/2in. pistolgrip stock with steel pistolgrip-cap and butt-plate.

Condition Report: THE ABOVE LOT IS PURCHASED AS AN EXEMPT ITEM UNDER SECTION 58 (2) OF THE 1968 FIREARMS ACT. TO BE HELD AS A CURIOSITY OR ORNAMENT.

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