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Auction Description for Holt's: Main Sale - December 2012
Sale Notes:
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Main Sale - December 2012

(758 Lots)

by Holt's Auctioneers


758 lots | 750 with images

December 13, 2012

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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A SCARCE SECTIONALISED RAPIER GROUND TO AIR MISSILE,

Lot 351: A SCARCE SECTIONALISED RAPIER GROUND TO AIR MISSILE,

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Description: A SCARCE SECTIONALISED RAPIER GROUND TO AIR MISSILE, length approximately 88in, with cut-away portions showing the internal workings Other Notes: Rapier is a British surface-to-air missile developed for the British Army and Royal Air Force. Entering service in 1971, it eventually replaced all other anti-aircraft weapons in Army service; guns for low-altitude targets, and the English Electric Thunderbird used against longer-range and higher-altitude targets. As the expected air threat moved from medium-altitude strategic missions to low-altitude strikes, the fast reaction time and high maneuverability of the Rapier made it more formidable than either of these weapons, replacing most of them by 1977. It remains the UK's primary air-defence weapon after almost 35 years of service, and its deployment is expected to continue until 2020. Rapier began development in 1961 as a private venture at British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) known as "Sightline". The project was to combat supersonic, low level, high manoeuvrability craft, eschewing any attempt at automated guidance in favor of a purely optical system. The optical system ensured high accuracy, so it was developed with the intent of directly hitting its target, reducing the size of the warhead required to guarantee a kill, and eliminating the need for a proximity fuse. BAC joked that the system was a "hit-ile", as opposed to a "miss-ile". At the time the British Army was planning on purchasing the advanced American MIM-46 Mauler system for its air-defence needs. When Mauler ran into problems in 1963, the Ministry of Defence issued requirement ET.316 and started funding Sightline as a backup in case Mauler did not deliver. That eventuality came to pass, and ET.316 was completely developed as "Rapier", with the first test firings of the missile taking place in 1966. Complete systems were tested in 1968, which led to a production contract issued in 1969. The system entered service in 1971 with the British Army, and 1974 with the Royal Air Force Regiment. In April 1982, the original Rapier was deployed during the Falklands War when 'T' Battery of the 12th Regiment Royal Artillery joined 3 Commando Brigade as part of the Falklands Task Force, landing at San Carlos on 21st May. 63 Squadron RAF Regiment also equipped with Rapier deployed from Gütersloh, Germany to San Carlos with 5 Brigade. After initially deploying at San Carlos and supporting 'T' Battery, the Squadron moved to Stanley Airfield where they remained until September, thus becoming the longest serving unit on the islands. There were many siting issues which prevented Rapier from operating efficiently, which led to it not being particularly effective in terms of 'kills' but its presence acted as a major deterrent. From an engineering perspective it is arguable that it was highly efficient, especially after the arrival of 63 Sqn engineers who maintained 'T' Battery equipment. Early post-war reports were favourable, indicating 14 kills and 6 probables. Later analysis was less rosy, indicating as few as four enemy aircraft were downed. Only one Argentine aircraft, a Dagger A of FAA Grupo 6, can be confirmed as a Rapier kill, when Lt. Bernhardt's aircraft was destroyed on the 29th May 1982. The pilot was killed. The other three, a A-4B Skyhawk of FAA Grupo 5 on 23rd May & two A-4C Skyhawk of FAA Grupo 4 on 24th May and the 25th May 1982, were subjected to the full force of the San Carlos Air Defences, with claims going to Sea Wolf, Sea Cat, Blowpipe and small arms, as well as 'T' Battery. "Within the total only five Argentine aircraft might have been shot down by Rapier, and, as originally noted by Ethell and Price, only one of these was certain, with two probables and two possibles." This confirmation that MoD had exaggerated, however unwittingly, the capabilities of Rapier was deemed to be political dynamite. It was observed that if this assessment became publicly known it 'could have a serious adverse effect on sales' prospects for Rapier, which is the staple revenue-earner for BAE'S Dynamic Group. All these fears have subsequently proved unfounded

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A INERT RAPIER PRACTICE MISSILE,

Lot 352: A INERT RAPIER PRACTICE MISSILE,

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Description: A INERT RAPIER PRACTICE MISSILE, body only, no warhead.

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A SCARCE KNEBWORTH-CORVUS CHAFF ROCKET,

Lot 353: A SCARCE KNEBWORTH-CORVUS CHAFF ROCKET,

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Description: A SCARCE KNEBWORTH-CORVUS CHAFF ROCKET, approximately 62in. long Other Notes: The Knebworth-Corvus chaff launcher is a British Shipborne chaff decoy launching system manufactured by Vickers Ltd Shipbuilding Group. Corvus is a lightweight, quick reaction system for the self-defence of surface vessels against surface-to-surface and air-to-surface missiles. Chaff dispensing rockets identical to the one presented here are fired to form a radar decoy screen around the vessel. The complete system comprises two multi-barrelled rocket launchers, a launcher control and firing panel and Chaff (radar countermeasure) rockets. Corvus offers distraction and centroid operating modes, with the two differing from one another in the azimuth angle at firing and the range at which chaff is released. The equipment's firing and control panel is ideally located in the host vessel's combat information centre and has a maximum load of 16 chaff rockets providing protection against three missile attacks before reloading. Physically, the Knebworth-Corvus system features a cylindrical rotating structure that carries eight launching tubes mounted in two sets of three (one above the other) and crossed at 90° in azimuth. Two further tubes are set above this arrangement and are aligned midway between the other tubes, all at a fixed elevation of 30°. A deck-mounted pedestal supports the rotating structure on its training bearing and houses a self-contained electrical power conversion unit for the control circuits and associated electrical equipment. The training drive consists of a gearbox driven by a reversible motor.

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GARRETT, LONDON A 28-BORE FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS OF SMALL SIZE, no visible serial number,

Lot 400: GARRETT, LONDON A 28-BORE FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS OF SMALL SIZE, no visible serial number,

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Description: GARRETT, LONDON A 28-BORE FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS OF SMALL SIZE, no visible serial number, circa 1740, with two-stage 10 3/4in. iron barrel banded at the transition, the top-flat signed within a silver oval 'GARRETT LONDON', scroll engraved breech-end and top-tang, flat, curved florally engraved lockplate and hammer, the lockplate signed 'GARRETT' within an engraved oval, unbridled frizzen, walnut hand-rail style full-stock with 'Durs-Egg' style chequering at the wrist, engraved brass furniture including sculpted side-plate, acorn finial, and bone-tipped wooden ramrod

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REYNES A BAYONNE, FRANCE A 10-BORE FLINTLOCK BRASS-BARRELLED BLUNDERBUSS, no visible serial number,

Lot 401: REYNES A BAYONNE, FRANCE A 10-BORE FLINTLOCK BRASS-BARRELLED BLUNDERBUSS, no visible serial number,

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Description: REYNES A BAYONNE, FRANCE A 10-BORE FLINTLOCK BRASS-BARRELLED BLUNDERBUSS, no visible serial number, circa 1790, with substantial triple-staged barrel, banded at the transitions and cannon muzzled, the top near breech engraved with a knightly shielded coat of arms (indistinct), reinforced breech with iron top-tang, slightly curved and radiused lockplate signed 'REYNES A BAYONNE' within a field of scrolls (rubbed), waterproof pan with drain, walnut full-stock with iron furniture (cheek-piece dished), raised trigger-guard tang and original wooden ramrod

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JOSEPH HEIZENBURGER A NEUSTADT AN EARLY 28-BORE FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 37,

Lot 402: JOSEPH HEIZENBURGER A NEUSTADT AN EARLY 28-BORE FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 37,

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Description: JOSEPH HEIZENBURGER A NEUSTADT AN EARLY 28-BORE FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 37, circa 1735, with swamped octagonal deeply rifled 26 1/2in. barrel, the top-flat signed 'IOS HEIZENBURGER A NEUSTAT' (sic), dovetailed blade fore-sight, standing rear-sight with one folding leaf, flat plain bevel-edged lockplate, un-bridled frizzen, plain hammer (mainspring broken), continental style walnut full-stock with raised angular cheek-piece, live carved decoration and flat underside, brass furniture including side-plate and nose cap, hogs-bristle set trigger and elongated trigger-guard bow, the whole complete with sling swivels and a horn-tipped ramrod (some staining to metal surfaces, multiple splits to woodwork, some serious)

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A GOOD 1 1/4in. BORE BRONZE-BARRELLED MINUTE-GUN, UNSIGNED, serial no. 2,

Lot 403: A GOOD 1 1/4in. BORE BRONZE-BARRELLED MINUTE-GUN, UNSIGNED, serial no. 2,

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Description: A GOOD 1 1/4in. BORE BRONZE-BARRELLED MINUTE-GUN, UNSIGNED, serial no. 2, English circa 1850, period London proofs, with banded cannon-muzzled 26 1/4in. barrel including the looped cascabel, sunken touch-hole reduced diameter trunnions, the left stamped '2', good age patina and retaining its original bronze-mounted wooden muzzle-plug TOGETHER WITH a period four wheeled wooden trolley in the naval style possibly original to the barrel (missing one trunnion clamp)

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FORMERLY THE PROPERTY OF W. KEITH NEAL A GOOD EARLY 7-BORE FLINTLOCK BALL GUN, UNSIGNED, no visible serial number,

Lot 404: FORMERLY THE PROPERTY OF W. KEITH NEAL A GOOD EARLY 7-BORE FLINTLOCK BALL GUN, UNSIGNED, no visible serial number,

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Description: FORMERLY THE PROPERTY OF W. KEITH NEAL A GOOD EARLY 7-BORE FLINTLOCK BALL GUN, UNSIGNED, no visible serial number, German, circa 1700, with a substantial fine five stage 42 3/4in barrel of Turkish origin, swamped muzzle with silver dots inlaid to the flats, polygonal for most of its length and inlaid with silver loops, lines and circles, possibly originally set with gemstones, and cut with silver panels decorated with arabesques in relief and smaller panels originally bordered in gold, applied silver fore-sight, standing notch iron rearsight, plain top-tang, heavily curved and radiused lockplate engraved with flowing scrolls and foliage terminating in the heads of mythical beasts and inhabited by a winged cherub aiming a blow-pipe at a seated monkey, walnut three-quarter stock carved around the barrel tang and ramrod channel, iron furniture and original iron tipped ramrod Provenance: W. Keith Neal collection Reference No. G24. Previously sold in Christies, 8th November 1995. Lot 81 William Keith Neal really needs no introduction to collectors of antique arms. Born in 1905 at Boxmoor, Hertfordshire to a Baptist minister, he showed a keen interest in ordnance from a remarkably early age and by the time he departed for prep' school had begun collecting in earnest. His acquisitions went on to form the largest and most important collection of British and European antique arms in the public domain; at its zenith it numbered almost 2,000 firearms. His interest was far broader than that of the fervent collector though; he had a thirst for knowledge and became a leading, perhaps The leading expert in his field. He was also a prolific writer and in conjunction with his friend Major David Black, wrote several reference works which are now regarded as the definitive on their subject. Other Notes: The barrel of this arm is an exceptional example of the type captured at the relief of the siege of Vienna in 1683

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KETLAND & CO A SCARCE .650 (REGULATION) FLINTLOCK SERVICE RIFLE SIGNED 'W. KETLAND', MODEL '1823 PATTERN BAKER', no visible serial

Lot 405: KETLAND & CO A SCARCE .650 (REGULATION) FLINTLOCK SERVICE RIFLE SIGNED 'W. KETLAND', MODEL '1823 PATTERN BAKER', no visible serial

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Description: KETLAND & CO A SCARCE .650 (REGULATION) FLINTLOCK SERVICE RIFLE SIGNED 'W. KETLAND', MODEL '1823 PATTERN BAKER', no visible serial number, for 1823, with deeply rifled browned 30 1/4in. barrel, dove-tailed brass blade fore-sight, rear-sight with one standing and two folding leaves (later replacement), rounded top-tang, rounded border line engraved lock signed 'W. KETLAND' at the tail and stamped with a crown over 'GR' forwards of the hammer, walnut straight-hand full-stock (old inlet repair behind lock), raised cheek-piece, brass furniture including elongated spurred trigger-guard bow, ramrod channel with expansion slot, iron swivels and replacement iron ramrod (from a Brunswick Rifle) Other Notes: W. Ketland were amongst the many independent gunmakers contracted to produce locks for the 1823 Baker, most of which were finally assembled by the Tower Armouries. Fifty locks only were supplied by Ketland, and were delivered on 13th October 1823.

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A 10-BORE FLINTLOCK BRASS-BARRELLED BLUNDERBUSS SIGNED 'P. BOND', serial no. G1604,

Lot 406: A 10-BORE FLINTLOCK BRASS-BARRELLED BLUNDERBUSS SIGNED 'P. BOND', serial no. G1604,

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Description: A 10-BORE FLINTLOCK BRASS-BARRELLED BLUNDERBUSS SIGNED 'P. BOND', serial no. G1604, circa 1780, with 15 1/2in. cannon-muzzled barrel, London proofs, Southern Irish registration number to top of barrel, solid squared iron top-tang, flat, slightly curved lock signed 'P. BOND' (faint), unbridled frizzen (hammer sear at fault), walnut three-quarter stock (shrinkage crack alongside tang and chip at toe), brass furniture including serpentine side-plate, the whole dirty and stained, missing ramrod

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A 25-BORE WHEEL-LOCK SINGLE-SHOT SPORTING RIFLE, UNSIGNED, serial no 38,

Lot 407: A 25-BORE WHEEL-LOCK SINGLE-SHOT SPORTING RIFLE, UNSIGNED, serial no 38,

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Description: A 25-BORE WHEEL-LOCK SINGLE-SHOT SPORTING RIFLE, UNSIGNED, serial no 38, A Georgian copy, circa 1800, with blued octagonal slightly swamped 37in. barrel, dove-tailed blade fore-sight, standing notch with additional folding leaf rear-sight, bevel-edged lockplate in an earlier style engraved with a seated lady and a fox amongst rocks and trees, concealed striking wheel, scroll engraved hammer, carved edge to hammer-spring, walnut full-stock (re-stocked mid 19th century), angular butt-stock, sliding wooden cover to patchbox, horn heel-plate with iron button, finger-grooved trigger-guard tang, iron trigger with 'hogs-bristle' set, horn ramrod pipes and fore-end tip, replacement wood rammer

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A 20-BORE FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLE SIGNED JOSEPH SPIRKENBICKLER, no visible serial number,

Lot 408: A 20-BORE FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLE SIGNED JOSEPH SPIRKENBICKLER, no visible serial number,

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Description: A 20-BORE FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLE SIGNED JOSEPH SPIRKENBICKLER, no visible serial number, circa 1700, with two-stage 34in. barrel with carved bands at the intersection, Spanish-style gold inlaid poincon signed 'IO SPIRKENPICHLER' (sic) at breech together with another inlaid poincon featuring a running dog and for quality stamps at breech, bead fore-sight within an inlaid silver star, plain curved bevel-edged lockplate signed 'JOSEPH SPIRKENBICKLER', carved, fluted continental-style walnut half-stock (shortened from full-stock), brass toe-cap, floral carving forwards of the brass replacement trigger-guard and around the ramrod channel, brass thimble applied to barrel and replacement ramrod

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A 13-BORE FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS OF UNUSUAL FORM SIGNED 'TOWER', no visible serial number,

Lot 409: A 13-BORE FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS OF UNUSUAL FORM SIGNED 'TOWER', no visible serial number,

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Description: A 13-BORE FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS OF UNUSUAL FORM SIGNED 'TOWER', no visible serial number, circa 1760, with refinished swamped triple-stage iron barrel, cannon muzzle, the breech-end stamped 'PRO' and 'VED' within crescent banners together with a makers mark 'I.P.' (possibly James Prosser), the lock a probable replacement signed 'TOWER' at the tail and stamped with a crown over 'G.R.' forwards of the hammer, banana-shaped walnut handrail full-stock, flattened top to comb, brass heel-plate with scroll engraved long spur, brass trigger-guard bow with roll-edges and acorn finial, brass border and scroll engraved stepped sideplate, brass ramrod thimbles, horn sling-stud to underside of butt and horseshoe swivel to fore-stock, probable replacement iron ramrod

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A SCARCE 12-BORE FLINTLOCK SINGLE-SHOT 'ANTI-POACHER' BLUNDERBUSS,

Lot 410: A SCARCE 12-BORE FLINTLOCK SINGLE-SHOT 'ANTI-POACHER' BLUNDERBUSS,

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Description: A SCARCE 12-BORE FLINTLOCK SINGLE-SHOT 'ANTI-POACHER' BLUNDERBUSS, circa 1830, with iron 12in. barrel, flared muzzle, military-style plain curved and radiused lock, the whole encasd in a squared oak body with two wide iron barrel-bands, provision for sliding waterproof cover (missing), flat iron trigger beneath with remote release and rings for tripwires, mounted on an iron swivel-mount

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A 25-BORE FLINTLOCK DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, SIGNED 'ADOUCE', no visible serial number,

Lot 411: A 25-BORE FLINTLOCK DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, SIGNED 'ADOUCE', no visible serial number,

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Description: A 25-BORE FLINTLOCK DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, SIGNED 'ADOUCE', no visible serial number, French, circa 1780, with 33 1/2in. barrels, the top-rib with traces of a gold inlaid signature at breech-end, curved and radiused lockplated with raised carved detail and signed ' UIMPER' on the left lock and 'ADOUCE'' on the right, walnut chequered half-stock with swollen comb, iron heel-plate with carved borders, raised trigger-guard tang and pillar-fronted iron trigger-guard bow, bone-tipped replacement ramrod and fitted with swivels

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GOTTSCHALK, BALLENSTEDT A 20-BORE FLINTLOCK SINGLE-SHOT RIFLE, no visible serial number,

Lot 412: GOTTSCHALK, BALLENSTEDT A 20-BORE FLINTLOCK SINGLE-SHOT RIFLE, no visible serial number,

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Description: GOTTSCHALK, BALLENSTEDT A 20-BORE FLINTLOCK SINGLE-SHOT RIFLE, no visible serial number, German, dated for 1783, with two-stage multi-faceted engraved barrel, the top-flat inlayed with a nickel banner signed 'BALLENSTEDT 1783', flat bevel-edged scroll engraved lock-plate with stepped tail signed 'GOTTSCHALK' forwards of the hammer, walnut full-stock with floral carving around the top-tang and trigger-guard strap, border carving around the furniture, sliding wood cover to the patch-box, raised cheek-piece with floral carving at the terminals, iron butt-plate with a wild boar beneath a tree engraved to the top-spur, spurred elongated trigger-guard bow with pillar front, pierced iron barrel-band, period ramrod from another weapon and fitted with sling swivels

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A .700 FLINTLOCK SERVICE PISTOL SIGNED 'MAUBEUGE', MODEL '1813', no visible serial number,

Lot 450: A .700 FLINTLOCK SERVICE PISTOL SIGNED 'MAUBEUGE', MODEL '1813', no visible serial number,

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Description: A .700 FLINTLOCK SERVICE PISTOL SIGNED 'MAUBEUGE', MODEL '1813', no visible serial number, French, dated for 1813, with round tapering 8in. barrel in the white (blocked with lead, some deep pitting at breech-end), plain bar-action lock signed 'MAUBEUGE MANUF IMP.', brass pan, plain walnut half-stock stamped with numerous inspectors and re-issue marks (hairline cracks at wrist), brass butt-cap, brass two-piece side-plate and combined nose-cap, iron trigger-plate with brass trigger-guard, missing ramrod

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A PAIR OF 18-BORE MIQUELET-LOCK BRASS-MOUNTED MEDITERRANEAN RAT-TAILED PISTOLS,

Lot 451: A PAIR OF 18-BORE MIQUELET-LOCK BRASS-MOUNTED MEDITERRANEAN RAT-TAILED PISTOLS,

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Description: A PAIR OF 18-BORE MIQUELET-LOCK BRASS-MOUNTED MEDITERRANEAN RAT-TAILED PISTOLS, Albanian, circa 1800, with round iron 14in. barrels (cleaned), partial carved top-ribs with false signatures, arabesques carved to breech-ends, iron locks with carved and engraved bridges, squared scroll engraved hammers and vertically grooved frizzen-faces (one lock missing tail-cover), scroll engraved brass full-stocks with additional white-metal decoration at wrists, brass scroll-engraved nose-caps and iron under-barrel ramrods (one a working replacement)

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AN 18-BORE FLINTLOCK SERVICE PISTOL, UNSIGNED, MODEL '1798', no visible serial number,

Lot 452: AN 18-BORE FLINTLOCK SERVICE PISTOL, UNSIGNED, MODEL '1798', no visible serial number,

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Description: AN 18-BORE FLINTLOCK SERVICE PISTOL, UNSIGNED, MODEL '1798', no visible serial number, Austrian, circa 1830, with slightly shortened 10 1/4in. barrel, slightly curved bevel-edged lock (hammer-screw replaced), brass pan, walnut full-stock (repaired at butt), heavy brass butt-cap, brass furniture and brass nose-cap, no provision for ramrod

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A CONTINENTAL 22-BORE FLINTLOCK SILVER-MOUNTED PISTOL, no visible serial number,

Lot 453: A CONTINENTAL 22-BORE FLINTLOCK SILVER-MOUNTED PISTOL, no visible serial number,

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Description: A CONTINENTAL 22-BORE FLINTLOCK SILVER-MOUNTED PISTOL, no visible serial number, French, circa 1770 and possibly signed 'BOUTET', with two-stage 8in. barrel banded at the intersection, applies silver muzzle-band, silver boat-shaped fore-sight, raised carved top-tang, flat, slightly curved bevel-edged lockplate with stepped tail, indistinct signature forwards of the hammer, walnut full-stock carved around the top-tang, lock and ramrod channel, long-eared silver butt-cap with possible later floral engraving, border line engraved silver side-plate, silver pillar and shell trigger-guard bow, silver ramrod pipes and later ivory-tipped ramrod

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A 20-BORE MIQUELET-LOCK SINGLE-SHOT PISTOL, UNSIGNED, MODEL 'RAT-TAIL', no visible serial number,

Lot 454: A 20-BORE MIQUELET-LOCK SINGLE-SHOT PISTOL, UNSIGNED, MODEL 'RAT-TAIL', no visible serial number,

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Description: A 20-BORE MIQUELET-LOCK SINGLE-SHOT PISTOL, UNSIGNED, MODEL 'RAT-TAIL', no visible serial number, Albanian, circa 1790, with 13in. two-stage barrel (worn and corroded, missing nose-cap), iron lock (corroded) with dove-tailed striker-plate to frizzen, one-piece darkly patinated bronze or brass rat-tailed stock engraved with scrolls and arabesques, applied conical butt-cap, iron trigger-guard (corroded) and provision for rammer (missing)

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A RARE EARLY ALL-STEEL FLINTLOCK TINDER-LIGHTER,

Lot 455: A RARE EARLY ALL-STEEL FLINTLOCK TINDER-LIGHTER,

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Description: A RARE EARLY ALL-STEEL FLINTLOCK TINDER-LIGHTER, Continental, last quarter of the 17th century, with flat rectangular body with taper holder mounted to lid of concealed compartment on left hand side, external lock-work, broad frizzen (re-faced, spring missing), iron bi-pedal legs mounted to the front (loose) and iron bolt-shaped grip-piece with ball-butt, the whole with dark patchy staining

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A 28-BORE FLINTLOCK DOUBLE-BARRELLED SASH-PISTOL, UNSIGNED, no visible serial number,

Lot 456: A 28-BORE FLINTLOCK DOUBLE-BARRELLED SASH-PISTOL, UNSIGNED, no visible serial number,

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Description: A 28-BORE FLINTLOCK DOUBLE-BARRELLED SASH-PISTOL, UNSIGNED, no visible serial number, French, circa 1790, with slightly shortened 5 1/4in. barrels, traces of engraving at the breech-end, flat border and scroll engraved locks, walnut full-stock florally carved around the top-tang and with carved borders around the furniture (inlet repair to fore-end), iron long-eared butt-cap, iron trigger-guard tang and bow and replacement ramrod

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A GOOD 25-BORE FLINTLOCK RIFLED HOLSTER-PISTOL, UNSIGNED, no visible serial number,

Lot 457: A GOOD 25-BORE FLINTLOCK RIFLED HOLSTER-PISTOL, UNSIGNED, no visible serial number,

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Description: A GOOD 25-BORE FLINTLOCK RIFLED HOLSTER-PISTOL, UNSIGNED, no visible serial number, Continental, possibly German circa 1720, with slightly swamped octagonal 14 1/4in. barrel, applied brass fore-sight, standing notch rear-sight to the top-tang, curved and slightly radiused border line engraved lock with sliding safe behind the hammer, walnut full-stock (broken through and repaired at wrist) with deeply carved and chiseled decoration of scrolls and trophies to the brass furniture and long-eared butt-cap, set-trigger (at fault), horn fore-end tip and later iron ramrod

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A 16-BORE FLINTLOCK HOLSTER-PISTOL, UNSIGNED, no visible serial number,

Lot 458: A 16-BORE FLINTLOCK HOLSTER-PISTOL, UNSIGNED, no visible serial number,

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Description: A 16-BORE FLINTLOCK HOLSTER-PISTOL, UNSIGNED, no visible serial number, possibly Dutch, circa 1750, with rounded 10 1/2in. barrel, flatterned sighting plane, boat-shaped fore-sight, sighting groove to the squared top-tang, curved bevel-edged stepped-tail lockplate, unbridled frizzen (screw replaced), walnut full-stock with carved borders around the brass furniture, rococco bordered shield-shaped escutcheon to top of wrist, pierced brass rococco side-plate and replacement ramrod

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A 50-BORE FLINTLOCK COMBINATION SWORD-PISTOL, UNSIGNED,

Lot 459: A 50-BORE FLINTLOCK COMBINATION SWORD-PISTOL, UNSIGNED,

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Description: A 50-BORE FLINTLOCK COMBINATION SWORD-PISTOL, UNSIGNED, German, circa 1800, with straight double-fullered 25in. blade, the 3 1/2in. pistol barrel, frizzen and frizzen-spring mounted at the forte together with an iron shell guard, the pistol mechanism concealed in the hilt, green smooth horn scales (loss around mainspring), 'D' shaped knuckle-bow and fluted pommel-cap, the whole cleaned

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* CONSTANT, ROTTERDAM AN EARLY 20-BORE FLINTLOCK SINGLE-SHOT HORSE-PISTOL, no visible serial number,

Lot 460: * CONSTANT, ROTTERDAM AN EARLY 20-BORE FLINTLOCK SINGLE-SHOT HORSE-PISTOL, no visible serial number,

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Description: CONSTANT, ROTTERDAM AN EARLY 20-BORE FLINTLOCK SINGLE-SHOT HORSE-PISTOL, no visible serial number, circa 1695, with round iron tapering 12in. barrel (some external pitting), unclear makers mark stamped at breech, banded breech-end, plain bevel-edged flat iron lockplate signed 'CONSTANT ROTTERDAM' (some mild pitting), unbridled frizzen, walnut full-stock carved around the solid top-tang (fore-end tip renewed), heavy brass butt-cap, plain brass trigger-guard and side-plate, brass ramrod thimble and probable original brass-tipped ramrod

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R. FENTON, LONDON AN UNUSUAL SILVER-MOUNTED 20-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, no visible serial number,

Lot 500: R. FENTON, LONDON AN UNUSUAL SILVER-MOUNTED 20-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, no visible serial number,

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Description: R. FENTON, LONDON AN UNUSUAL SILVER-MOUNTED 20-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, no visible serial number, hallmarked for London,1802, converted to percussion circa 1845, with re-browned 32in. damascus barrels, the top-rib and breech-ends signed in gold 'R FENTON, GUN MAKER, LONDON', gold fore-sight, scroll engraved top-tang, platinum vented plugs, flat border and scroll engraved bar-action locks signed 'R FENTON', scroll engraved hammers, figured walnut half-stock chequered at the wrist, rectangular gold escutcheon, engraved silver heel-plate, engraved silver trigger-guard and bow in the French style, silver fore-end cap and take-down wedge escutcheons, brass tipped mahogany ramrod

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A 16-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN SIGNED SAMUEL NOCK, no visible serial number,

Lot 501: A 16-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN SIGNED SAMUEL NOCK, no visible serial number,

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Description: A 16-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN SIGNED SAMUEL NOCK, no visible serial number, first half of the 19th century, possibly converted from flintlock, with re-browned 30in. damascus barrels, scroll engraved brushed bright breech-ends, platinum vents, scroll and game-scene engraved brushed bright bar-action locks signed 'SAMUEL NOCK', figured walnut half-stock re-chequered at the wrist with shield shaped escutcheon to the top, re-blued iron heel-plate, profusely scroll engraved re-blued trigger-guard (possible replacement) and later ramrod

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PRYSE & REDMAN, LONDON A 12-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, no visible serial number,

Lot 502: PRYSE & REDMAN, LONDON A 12-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, no visible serial number,

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Description: PRYSE & REDMAN, LONDON A 12-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, no visible serial number, circa 1850, with re-browned 30in. damascus barrels, the top-flat signed 'PRYSE & REDMAN, MAKERS TO THE HONORABLE BOARD OF ORDNANCE, LONDON' (rubbed), scroll engraved breech-end and top-tang, nickel vents, border, scroll and game-scene engraved brushed bright bar-action locks, figured walnut half-stock chequered at the wrist with silver oval escutcheon to the top (cracked below left hand lock), engraved iron heel-plate, scroll engraved trigger-guard and ramrod throat, missing ramrod.

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A 32-BORE PERCUSSION SINGLE-SHOT SPORTING RIFLE, UNSIGNED, no visible serial number,

Lot 503: A 32-BORE PERCUSSION SINGLE-SHOT SPORTING RIFLE, UNSIGNED, no visible serial number,

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Description: A 32-BORE PERCUSSION SINGLE-SHOT SPORTING RIFLE, UNSIGNED, no visible serial number, probably German circa 1850 with 28in. octagonal barrel, dove-tailed fore-sight, dove-tailed rear-sight with standing notch and folding leaf, engraved breech-end and top-tang (screws replaced), scroll engraved hump-back lock with swinging safe forwards of the hammer, walnut full-stock with herring-bone chequering to the wrist, raised cheek-piece on the left-hand side, scroll engraved nickel butt-plate and trigger-guard, double set triggers, sling swivels and replacement period iron ramrod (some shrinkage splits to wood around lock)

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H. ZAPFF, HAMBURG A 42-BORE PERCUSSION TARGET RIFLE, no visible serial number,

Lot 504: H. ZAPFF, HAMBURG A 42-BORE PERCUSSION TARGET RIFLE, no visible serial number,

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Description: H. ZAPFF, HAMBURG A 42-BORE PERCUSSION TARGET RIFLE, no visible serial number, circa 1850, with octagonal 33 1/2in. barrel, the top-flat signed in silver 'H. ZAPFF IN HAMBURG', engraved muzzle-crown, dove-tailed blade fore-sight, dove-tailed standing notch rear-sight, engraved breech-block and elongated engraved top-tang with elevating adjustable peep-sight, scroll engraved back-action lock and hammer, walnut half-stock, chequered at the wrist, raised cheek-piece on the left hand side, engraved iron crescent heel-plate, engraved iron trigger-guard with scrolled pistol-grip and finger-spur, double set triggers and later wood ramrod

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A .577 PERCUSSION SINGLE-SHOT SERVICE RIFLE SIGNED 'TOWER', MODEL 'PATTERN 1856', no visible serial number,

Lot 505: A .577 PERCUSSION SINGLE-SHOT SERVICE RIFLE SIGNED 'TOWER', MODEL 'PATTERN 1856', no visible serial number,

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Description: A .577 PERCUSSION SINGLE-SHOT SERVICE RIFLE SIGNED 'TOWER', MODEL 'PATTERN 1856', no visible serial number, dated for 1856, with 39in. sighted barrel, sold out of service marks at breech, plain border-lined military style lock signed 'TOWER' together with the date, 'V.R.' and crown cypher to tail, walnut three-quarter stock with brass furniture, three iron barrel-bands and original iron ramrod

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J. SQUIRES, LONDON A 12-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, no visible serial number,

Lot 506: J. SQUIRES, LONDON A 12-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, no visible serial number,

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Description: J. SQUIRES, LONDON A 12-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, no visible serial number, circa 1850, with browned 30in. barrels, the top-rib signed 'I SQUIRES, 12 CASTLE ST, WHITECHAPEL, LONDON', border engraved breech-plugs with a dogs head engraved at the rib-end, platinum vents, scroll engraved top-tang, border line and scroll engraved bar-action locks signed 'J. SQUIRES', chequered walnut half-stock, iron furniture and original brass-tipped ramrod

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A .650 PERCUSSION CARBINE SIGNED 'TOWER', MODEL 'LOVELL'S PATT. 1842 CONSTABULARY CARBINE', no visible serial number,

Lot 507: A .650 PERCUSSION CARBINE SIGNED 'TOWER', MODEL 'LOVELL'S PATT. 1842 CONSTABULARY CARBINE', no visible serial number,

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Description: A .650 PERCUSSION CARBINE SIGNED 'TOWER', MODEL 'LOVELL'S PATT. 1842 CONSTABULARY CARBINE', no visible serial number, dated for 1855, with round 26 3/4in. browned barrel, block fore-sight, no provision for rear-sight, plain border-line engraved lock signed 'TOWER' together with the date and 'VR' and crown to tail, military style three-quarter walnut straight hand stock with brass furniture, the toe of the stock stamped 'PRITCHETT, Board of Ordnance stamps and broad arrow markings to butt, 'Lovell's' bayonet catch to fore-end tip and iron ramrod

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WHITWORTH RIFLE CO. MANCHESTER A GOOD .451 (WHITWORTH) PERCUSSION MILITARY MATCH RIFLE, MODEL '1863 THREE-BAND', serial no. C761,

Lot 508: WHITWORTH RIFLE CO. MANCHESTER A GOOD .451 (WHITWORTH) PERCUSSION MILITARY MATCH RIFLE, MODEL '1863 THREE-BAND', serial no. C761,

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Description: WHITWORTH RIFLE CO. MANCHESTER A GOOD .451 (WHITWORTH) PERCUSSION MILITARY MATCH RIFLE, MODEL '1863 THREE-BAND', serial no. C761, circa 1865, with blued 36in round barrel marked 'WHITWORTH PATENT', recessed muzzle, tunnel micro-adjustable foresight, elevating ladder rear-sight and vernier diopter peep-sight on tang, border lined flat lock plate signed 'WHITWORTH RIFLE CO. MANCHESTER', together with the Whitworth crown trademark, sliding safety forwards of the hammer, french polished walnut full-stock with steel furniture chequered at the wrist and fore-grip, trigger guard inscribed 'BEST', three iron barrel bands and nose cap, steel ramrod, good amount of original finish throughout

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J. RIGBY, DUBLIN & LONDON A GOOD SCARCE .451 PERCUSSION SINGLE-SHOT MATCH RIFLE, serial no. 12495,

Lot 509: J. RIGBY, DUBLIN & LONDON A GOOD SCARCE .451 PERCUSSION SINGLE-SHOT MATCH RIFLE, serial no. 12495,

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Description: J. RIGBY, DUBLIN & LONDON A GOOD SCARCE .451 PERCUSSION SINGLE-SHOT MATCH RIFLE, serial no. 12495, circa 1865, with round tapering 36in. barrel, Metford rifled, the top signed in gothic script 'JOHN RIGBY & CO DUBLIN & LONDON', micro-adjustable tunnel fore-sight, no provision for rear-sight, extra long top-tang fitted with a micro-adjustable vernier peep-sight, plain borderline engraved lock signed 'W & J RIGBY', Rigby monogram engraved to the tail, sliding safe forwards of the hammer, figured walnut full chequered pistol-grip half stock, chequered iron heel-plate with provision on the top-spur for a back-position tangent sight (missing), iron cap to pistol-grip, iron borderline engraved trigger-guard and horn schnabel fore-end tip with no provision for ramrod, the whole with traces of original colour throughout TOGETHER WITH a small pine-wood box of sighting accessories with a paper label signed 'JOHN McKENNA & SONS BELFAST. Provenance: The makers have kindly informed us that this rifle was sold to W. Wells on 27th June 1865 for £23.2.0. It is described in the ledger as an 'improved match rifle' and of best quality.

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JAMES PURDEY, LONDON A 14-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, serial no. 1107,

Lot 510: JAMES PURDEY, LONDON A 14-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, serial no. 1107,

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Description: JAMES PURDEY, LONDON A 14-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, serial no. 1107, for 1827 , with re-browned 30in. damascus barrels, the top-rib engraved 'JAMES PURDEY, 314 1/2 OXFORD STREET, LONDON' (renewed), white-metal bead fore-sight, platinum line and vents at breech, scroll engraved top-tang and rib-end, flat border and scroll engraved bar-action locks signed 'PURDEY', chequered walnut half-stock, oval escutcheon to wrist, iron scroll engraved heel-plate with long top-spur, engraved trigger-guard bow, bar and ball finial and replacement mahogany ramrod Provenance: The makers have kindly informed us that this shotgun was completed in 1826 with 30in. barrels for J. Powlett.

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D. EGG, LONDON AN 18-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, serial no. 1628,

Lot 511: D. EGG, LONDON AN 18-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, serial no. 1628,

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Description: D. EGG, LONDON AN 18-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, serial no. 1628, circa 1790 with later conversion to percussion, re-browned and shortened 26in. barrels, nickel plate to front of rib, the breech-ends inlaid with the gold signature 'D. EGG, LONDON', scroll engraving to rib-end, platinum vents, flat, slightly curved bevel-edged lockplated signed 'D. EGG', border and scroll engraving with sunbursts to the stepped tails, border and scroll engraved flat-sided hammers, walnut half-stock chequered at the wrist (old repair behind right hand lock), gold rectangular clip-corner escutcheon behind top tang, border and scroll engraved iron heel-plate, engraved iron trigger-guard with pineapple finial, white metal oval take-down wedge escutcheons and replacement ramrod

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WILLIAM POWELL & SON, BIRMINGHAM A FINE CASED .44 (BELTED BALL) PERCUSSION SINGLE-SHOT SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 6363,

Lot 512: WILLIAM POWELL & SON, BIRMINGHAM A FINE CASED .44 (BELTED BALL) PERCUSSION SINGLE-SHOT SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 6363,

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Description: WILLIAM POWELL & SON, BIRMINGHAM A FINE CASED .44 (BELTED BALL) PERCUSSION SINGLE-SHOT SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 6363, for 1874, with octagonal 30 1/4in. damascus barrel, broad applied matted sighting-rib signed 'WILLIAM POWELL & SON' with dove-tailed bead fore-sight and 'Africa' style rear-sight comprising of six graduating folding leaves and one standing, border and shell engraved breech, border and scroll engraved long top-tang, engraved platinum plug, border, scroll and game-scene engraved bar-action lock featuring two stags on the run, sliding safety behind the scroll engraved hammer, chequered walnut pistol-grip half-stock, iron patch-box engraved with a tiger surrounded by border and scroll engraving, iron heel-plate (wood chipped at toe), engraved iron pistol-grip cap, scroll engraved trigger-guard tang and bow, single set trigger, engraved ball finial, engraved iron take-down wedge escutcheons, horn fore-end tip and original ramrod (traces of original finish throughout) TOGETHER WITH its original walnut case, compartmented and lined in green baize and containing the original ball-mould, a hollow-based bullet mould from gun number 6193, a spring clamp, a zinc-bodied powder flask by 'HAWKSLEY', an oil bottle and various small spare parts and a letter from Powells dated 1878 with instructions on loading

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THOMAS JACKSON, LONDON A FINE CASED 13-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, serial no. 2061,

Lot 513: THOMAS JACKSON, LONDON A FINE CASED 13-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, serial no. 2061,

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Description: THOMAS JACKSON, LONDON A FINE CASED 13-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, serial no. 2061, circa 1840, with browned 30in. damascus barrels (some discolouration), the top-rib signed 'THOMAS JACKSON, 29 EDWARDS STREET, PORTMAN SQUARE, LONDON', scroll engraved rib-end, platinum vented plugs, fully engraved top-tang featuring a pheasant in a woodland setting, flat, slightly curved border, scroll and game-scene engraved bar-action locks signed 'THOMAS JACKSON, EDWARDS STREET', figured chequered walnut half-stock, blued iron heel-plate with scroll and game-scene engraved long-spur (some corrosion), blued trigger-guard engraved with a hunting dog to the bow and pheasants to the tang, engraved take-down wedge escutcheons and ramrod throat, replacement ramrod TOGETHER WITH its fine original mahogany case with inlet scrolled brass corners, lined in green baize with compartments for the gun and accessories and including a powder and shot flask, an oil bottle, nipple-key, brushes and wad punch, the inner lid with trade-label, the outer with brass ring handle

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TH. W. WITTHOFF, FRANKFURT AN 80-BORE PERCUSSION SCHUTZENFEST MATCH RIFLE, no visible serial number,

Lot 514: TH. W. WITTHOFF, FRANKFURT AN 80-BORE PERCUSSION SCHUTZENFEST MATCH RIFLE, no visible serial number,

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Description: TH. W. WITTHOFF, FRANKFURT AN 80-BORE PERCUSSION SCHUTZENFEST MATCH RIFLE, no visible serial number, circa 1855, with heavy octagonal 31 1/2in. barrel, muzzle recessed for ball-starter, the top-flat signed 'GUSS STAHL TH. W. WITTHOFF IN FRANKFURT A M', dovetailed bead fore-sight, elevating notch rear-sight, border and scroll engraved breech end with long top-tang, border and scroll engraved 'hump-back' lock with stepped tail signed TH. W. WITTHOFF IN FRANKFURT A M', walnut straight-hand 'roach-belly' half-stock, finely chequered at the wrist with panels of carved scrolls behind, large raised cheek-piece, scroll engraved 'Swiss' style heel-plate (traces of colour), trigger-guard with scrolled pistol-grip tang and finger-spur, the bow engraved with a stag in a woodland setting framed with scrolls, double set-triggers, the finial inlaid in gold with the initials 'P.C.' in gothic lettering, horn fore-end cap and replacement iron ramrod (one thimble (unassociated) detached from under-rib but present, some staining to barrel)

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GAUVAIN A PARIS A 6-BORE PERCUSSION SINGLE-SHOT FOWLING PIECE, no visible serial number,

Lot 515: GAUVAIN A PARIS A 6-BORE PERCUSSION SINGLE-SHOT FOWLING PIECE, no visible serial number,

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Description: GAUVAIN A PARIS A 6-BORE PERCUSSION SINGLE-SHOT FOWLING PIECE, no visible serial number, circa 1835, with shortened 27 1/4in. browned two-stage barrel, the top-flat signed 'GAUVAIN 47 BOULEVART DU MONT PARNASSE A PARIS', scroll engraved top-tang and patent breech-end, platinum engraved vent, border and scroll engraved bar-action lock signed 'GAUVAIN A PARIS' (traces of colour), scroll engraved hammer (detached but present), walnut half-stock chequered at the wrist, iron heel-plate, scroll engraved trigger-guard bow, horn fore-end cap and original (shortened ) ramrod

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WHITWORTH RIFLE CO. A CASED .451 (WHITWORTH) PERCUSSION SINGLE-SHOT SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 768,

Lot 516: WHITWORTH RIFLE CO. A CASED .451 (WHITWORTH) PERCUSSION SINGLE-SHOT SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 768,

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Description: WHITWORTH RIFLE CO. A CASED .451 (WHITWORTH) PERCUSSION SINGLE-SHOT SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 768, circa 1865, with 30in. barrel (stripped of finish), dove-tailed blade fore-sight, elevating ladder rear-sight with two additional folding leaves, the top of barrel marked forwards of the rear-sight 'WHITWORTH'S PATENT', short-rib at breech engraved with a stage at rest, patent square breech with platinum plug, fully scroll and shell engraved top-tang, border and scroll engraved flat lockplate signed 'WHITWORTH', sliding safe forwards of the hammer, the scroll engraving of the hammer inhabited by serpents and winged beasts, chequered walnut half-stock, scroll engraved iron patch-box in right hand side of butt, iron heel-plate with scroll engraved tang, silver oval escutcheon to underside of stock, scroll engraved trigger-guard tang with pistol-grip spur, scroll engraved trigger-guard bow and finial, horn tip to fore-end (small loss) and no provision for ramrod TOGETHER WITH a period mahogany take-down guncase, possibly the original, re-lined in green baize, the trade-label re-applied and compartmented for accessories including a 'WHITWORTH' bullet mould No. 543 and a japanned bullet tin, the case also with provision for loading rod (missing), the lid of case with circular escutcheon engraved 'SIMON SHEIL ESQR. M.D., BALLYSHANNON'

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A 1 1/2in. BORE PERCUSSION PUNT-GUN, no visible serial number,

Lot 517: A 1 1/2in. BORE PERCUSSION PUNT-GUN, no visible serial number,

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Description: A 1 1/2in. BORE PERCUSSION PUNT-GUN, no visible serial number, circa 1860, with substantial twist-steel tapering 89 1/2in. barrel, drum and nipple ignition, small 'tiller' butt with provision for lock and blade trigger (lock missing) and anchor-point forwards of breech

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A 1in. BORE PERCUSSION PUNT-GUN, no visible serial number,

Lot 518: A 1in. BORE PERCUSSION PUNT-GUN, no visible serial number,

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Description: A 1in. BORE PERCUSSION PUNT-GUN, no visible serial number, circa 1860, with iron 86in. barrel with reinforced section approximately one third along its length, drum and nipple ignition, peculiar upwards curving lockplate fitted with a military percussion hammer, cord-operated trigger and fitted with hooks for boat-mounting

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LACY & CO, LONDON A MASSIVE 1in. BORE PERCUSSION SINGLE-SHOT BANK-GUN, no visible serial number,

Lot 519: LACY & CO, LONDON A MASSIVE 1in. BORE PERCUSSION SINGLE-SHOT BANK-GUN, no visible serial number,

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Description: LACY & CO, LONDON A MASSIVE 1in. BORE PERCUSSION SINGLE-SHOT BANK-GUN, no visible serial number, circa 1835, with substantial swamped iron Birmingham proved 54 1/2in. barrel, boat shaped fore-sight, solid top-tang with sighting groove, border line engraved lockplate signed 'LACY & CO LONDON', oversized walnut full-stock with brass heel-plate, large brass trigger-guard tang and bow, flame finial four brass ramrod pipes including throat and gigantic mushroom-headed iron ramrod, the fore-stock with widened portion drilled through for attachment of an iron stirrup pintel-mount (included)

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L. FUNK & CO. SUHL A 50-BORE PERCUSSION MATCH RIFLE, no visible serial number,

Lot 520: L. FUNK & CO. SUHL A 50-BORE PERCUSSION MATCH RIFLE, no visible serial number,

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Description: L. FUNK & CO. SUHL A 50-BORE PERCUSSION MATCH RIFLE, no visible serial number, circa 1860, with heavy octagonal 31in. barrel, the top-flat inlaid in silver 'F. FUNK & COMP. IN SUHL', bead fore-sight with protective ears, adjustable rear-sight (blade missing), scroll engraved breech and top-tang, micro adjustable vernier peep-sight fitted to rear of top-tang, scroll engraved back-action lock with swinging safe forwards of the hammer, walnut full-stock chequered at the wrist, raised tear-drop cheek-piece, scroll engraved iron patch-box, iron heel-plate, pistol-grip spurred trigger-guard bow, double set triggers and possible original ramrod, iron surfaces brushed bright

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C.A. VOGES, BRAUNSCHWEIG AN 18-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING RIFLE, no visible serial number,

Lot 521: C.A. VOGES, BRAUNSCHWEIG AN 18-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING RIFLE, no visible serial number,

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Description: C.A. VOGES, BRAUNSCHWEIG AN 18-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING RIFLE, no visible serial number, circa 1800 and converted from flint, with octagonal 30in. barrels (brushed bright, surface pitted), dove-tailed fore-sight, adjustable rear-sight, sighting groove to the top-tang, flat, curved bevel-edged lockplates signed 'C.A. VOGES, BRAUNSCHWEIG', scroll engraved hammers, walnut half-stock skip-chequered at the wrist and fore-end, the grip carved in the form of a monstrous fish with inlays for teeth and eyes (small losses), raised cheek-piece, iron trigger-guard bow, set triggers and original ramrod

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A 20-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN SIGNED 'W. KITSTEIN', no visible serial number,

Lot 522: A 20-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN SIGNED 'W. KITSTEIN', no visible serial number,

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Description: A 20-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN SIGNED 'W. KITSTEIN', no visible serial number, German, circa 1795, later conversion to percussion, with browned 32in. barrels, gold inlaid rectangular poincons with illegible details at breech, flat, border-line engraved locks with shells engraved to the tails signed 'W. KITSTEIN' on the right hand lock and 'IN EHRENBRISTEIN?' on the left, chequered walnut half-stock with oval silver escutcheon at wrist, raised cheek-piece, rococco scrolled spur to the iron heel-plate, white-metal trigger guard tang and bow with crowned finial and applied ivory bust of a man, carved ramrod thimbles and replacement ramrod

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