Arms, Armour & Militaria Sale
on Wednesday 27th June 2018
On view:
Sunday 24th June: 12noon to 4pm
Monday 25th June: 10am to 7pm
Tuesday 26th June: 10am to 5pm
Lots: 453-502 of 516
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Lot 453
A MODEL MORTAR IN LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
with bronze barrel formed in three stages with raised mouldings (small dents), raised vent field, a pair of plain trunnions at the base, on its wooden bed with iron details
11.5 cm; 4 1/2 in barrel
2.7 cm; 1 1/8 in bore


Estimate:  £350 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 454
TWO MODEL MORTARS, 19TH CENTURY
the first with bronze three stage barrel with raised astragal mouldings, raised vent field, a pair of plain trunnions, on its wooden bed; the second with brass two stage barrel, on is brass bed cast with a mortar ball and rope
the first: 9.5 cm; 3 3/4 in barrel; 2.7 cm 1 1/8 in bore
(2)
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 455
A .700 CALIBRE BORE FRENCH MODEL 1822 PERCUSSION CAVALRY PISTOL
of regulation type, with sighted barrel struck with a series of marks on the left of the breech and the model designation on the tang, lock with Châtellerault arsenal inscription, stock with arsenal inscription on the left, brass mounts and iron ramrod
20.0 cm; 7 7/8 in barrel
Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 456
A .700 CALIBRE FRENCH MODEL AN IX PERCUSSION CAVALRY PISTOL, CIRCA 1820
converted from flintlock, of regulation type, with tapering barrel secured by a brass muzzle band, rounded lock with Maubeuge arsenal inscription, walnut stock and brass mounts (back-strap chipped, ramrod missing)
20.0 cm; 7 7/8 in barrel


Estimate:  £200 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 457
A .700 CALIBRE FRENCH MODEL 1777/AN9 FLINTLOCK INFANTRY MUSKET
with sighted barrel retained by two iron and one brass band, regulation lock with Tulle Imperial arsenal inscription, full stock impressed '180' on the right of the butt, regulation brass mounts and iron ramrod
113.5 cm; 44 3/4 in barrel

See Tradition 1997, pp. 51-9.
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 458
A .44 CALIBRE RIM-FIRE HOWARD PATENT RIFLED CARBINE, NO. 1471, CIRCA 1866-67
with blued barrel stamped 'CHARLES HOWARDS-PATENTS.OF.SEPT.26-AND-OCT.10.1865.AND MAY.15.1866' on the left and 'WHITNEY-ARMS-CO-WHITNEYVILLE-CONN' on the right, blued lever action, polished walnut butt, iron mounts, and some finish
54.5 cm; 21 ½ in barrel

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 459
TWO 14 BORE PERCUSSION CAVALRY CARBINES, SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
for Indian use, of regulation type, each with sighted barrel retained by two iron bands, border-engraved lock, full stock, iron mounts, brass fore-end cap and iron ramrod (worn)
60.5 cm; 23 3/4 in barrels
(2)


Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 460
A RARE 11MM KYNOCH PATENT CHASSEPOT CONVERSION RIFLE, NO. 31304 CIRCA 1886
of regulation type, with blued barrel stamped 'Kynoch Gun Factory Aston' and with the cartridge designation 'Musket 43-77-380' over the breech, fitted with folding back-sight graduated to 1000 yards, the muzzle with bayonet lug on the right, and retained by two blued iron bands, stamped 'Kynoch's Patent' on the left of the numbered receiver, full stock, and iron mounts including trigger-guard and sling swivels (clearing rod missing)
82.0 cm; 32 1/4 in barrel

This conforms to H. Schlund's British Patent 8998 of 25th July 1885 and was probably part of a Chinese contract by Kynoch. See Woodend 1981, p. 32 no. RB166.



Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 461
A RARE .750 CALIBRE 1757 PATTERN MARINE OR MILITIA FLINTLOCK MUSKET, THE LOCK DATED 1757
of regulation type, with 42 in barrel struck with Ordnance marks at the breech, dated lock signed 'Jordan' and with 'GR' crowned, full stock (light worm, repaired ahead of the lock), regulation brass mounts, iron sling swivels, and brass-tipped wooden ramrod
147.5 cm; 58 in overall

See De Witt Bailey 1997, pp. 70-71.
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 462
A RARE .700 CALIBRE PERCUSSION BREECH-LOADING UNDER-HAMMER SCHEEL PATENT MILITARY RIFLE, KONGSBURG PROOF MARKS, NO. 2909, DATED 1852
of regulation type, with sighted barrel retained by a pair of brass bands, fitted with standing back-sight ahead of the breech, tip-up breech operated by a lever on the right (now fitted with a modern nut), under-hammer action incorporating a lug for cocking, regulation walnut full stock, brass mounts including butt-plate and trigger-guard, steel sling swivel (the forward sling swivel missing), and matching numbers throughout
77.5 cm 30 ½ in barrel

Frederick Wilhelm Scheel, a Norwegian army officer and gun designer read of the American Hall rifle and adapted it into his own patent incorporating the under-hammer design of the Danish Löbnitz patent. In 1838 it was presented for tests by a Royal Commission, and one hundred of these rifles were tested by an infantry battalion in 1842. In the same year it was adopted by the Norwegian army and thus became the first breech-loader to be adopted as the single standard military firearm for a nation. See Blair 1983, pp. 242-243.

Estimate:  £1000 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 463
A .400 CALIBRE NORWEGIAN BREECH-LOADING SPORTING RIFLE BY L. H. HAAGEN & CO., CHRISTIANA, NO. 4179, CIRCA 1880
with tapering barrel formed with a full length flat, fitted with windage adjustable fore-sight, adjustable folding back-sight and signed in silver over the breech, the action incorporating a lever on the right for opening the breech, border-engraved lock fitted with knurled hammer, figured walnut full stock, chequered grip (cracked through at the grip and fore-end, chips), and iron mounts (ramrod missing)
72.0 cm; 28 3/8 in barrel

Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 464
AN .44 CALIBRE NORWEGIAN REMINGTON ROLLING BLOCK RIFLE BY C. HESSELBERG, TRONDHEIM, CIRCA 1880
with sighted barrel fitted with folding back-sight calibrated to 600 and signed over the breech, plain action with knurled hammer and extractor spurs, walnut full stock, chequered grip, iron mounts and wooden clearing rod (ramrod tip and fore-end cap missing, the iron parts pitted)
75.0 cm; 29 1/2 in barrel

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 465
A 10 BORE PERCUSSION PISTOL, 19TH CENTURY
of regulation type, for Indian use, the barrel with Birmingham proof marks, lock with 'Tower' crowned, full stock, brass mounts and iron ramrod
23.2 cm; 9 1/8 in barrel

Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 466
A .56 CALIBRE 1756/77 PATTERN LONG SEA SERVICE PISTOL, SECOND HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY
of regulation type, with tapering barrel struck with Ordnance view and proof mark at the breech, lock with 'GR' crowned, crowned broad arrow and 'Tower', regulation stock with ordnance marks, regulation brass mounts, iron belt hook and brass-tipped ramrod
30.7 cm; 12 1/8 in barrel

Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 467
A .56 CALIBRE 1756/77 PATTERN LONG SEA SERVICE PISTOL, SECOND HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY
of regulation type, with tapering barrel struck with Ordnance view and proof mark at the breech, lock with 'GR' crowned, crowned broad arrow and 'Tower', regulation stock with ordnance marks, regulation brass mounts, iron belt hook and brass-tipped ramrod (refinished, the stock with minor repairs)
30.7 cm; 12 1/8 in barrel
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 468
A .56 CALIBRE 1801 PATTERN FLINTLOCK SEA SERVICE PISTOL
of regulation pattern, the barrel with King's proof mark at the breech, the lock stamped 'GR' crowned (top-jaw missing), full stock (small chips), brass mounts, iron belt hook (iron parts rusted), and a portion of an early ramrod
30.5 cm; 12 in barrel

Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 469
A .56 CALIBRE 1801/16 PATTERN FLINTLOCK ARSENAL SHORTENED SEA SERVICE PISTOL
of regulation type, with tapering barrel struck with Ordnance view and proof mark at the breech, the lock with 'GR' crowned, '2' crowned and 'Tower', regulation stock with Board of Ordnance mark, regulation brass mounts, iron belt hook and ramrod
23.0 cm; 9 1/8 in barrel
Estimate:  £800 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 470
A .56 CALIBRE 1801/16 PATTERN FLINTLOCK ARSENAL SHORTENED SEA SERVICE PISTOL
of regulation type, with tapering barrel struck with Ordnance view and proof mark at the breech, the lock with 'GR' crowned, '2' crowned and 'Tower' (rubbed), regulation stock with Board of Ordnance mark, regulation brass mounts, iron belt hook and ramrod
23.0 cm; 9 1/8 in barrel

Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 471
A .56 CALIBRE WILLIAM IV 1824 PATTERN FLINTLOCK SEA SERVICE PISTOL
of regulation type, with rebrowned barrel struck with Ordnance view and proof marks at the breech, lock with 'WR' crowned and crowned broad arrow, stock with Board of Ordnance mark, brass mounts, iron belt hook and stirrup ramrod
22.8 cm; 9 in barrel

See De Witt Bailey 2013 pp. 11-15.


Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 472
A RARE PAIR OF 10 BORE FLINTLOCK PISTOLS FOR THE YACHT 'PLEIAD' BY E. & W. BOND, LONDON, CIRCA 1830
with browned tapering barrels struck with London view and proof marks at the breeches, signed case-hardened locks fitted with ring-neck cocks, walnut full stocks, brass mounts of regulation type, comprising flush-fitting side-plates, trigger-guards engraved 'Pleiad', butt-caps, ramrod-pipes and fore-end caps, and iron stirrup ramrods
23.0 cm; 9 1/8 in barrels
(2)

The 'Pleiad' was a one hundred foot screw yacht designed by William Laird Jr and built by John Laird of Birkenhead for the Exploring Voyage up the Niger, as recounted by the commander of the expedition and surgeon William Balfour Baikie on his return in 1856. It was armed with a 12 pounder pivot gun, four swivels, Minie rifles and double barrelled guns for the officers and muskets for the crew. The pistols are apparently not mentioned. The expedition was considered a success, demonstrating the navigability of the Niger and the value of quinine as a prophylactic against malaria. Baikie and his team clarified the topography of the area which provided the information for a map by John Arrowsmith. He also made descriptions of the geography and natural history of the territories they visited and gave a spirited attack on the slave trade and its causes . See Baikie 1854.

Another pair of pistols from this group are preserved in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, no. AAA2432.


Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 473
A .36 CALIBRE PERCUSSION SIX-SHOT E. WHITNEY SECOND MODEL NAVY REVOLVER, NO. 2034, CIRCA 21860
of standard production specifications, with blued barrel stamped 'W.WHITNEY N. HAVEN', engraved cylinder (worn), iron frame, numbered loading lever, walnut grips, brass trigger-guard and some early finish, in an early leather holster
19.4 cm; 7 5/8 in barrel
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 474
A .38 CALIBRE RIM-FIRE BACON PATENT SIX-SHOT RIM-FIRE SINGLE ACTION FIRST TYPE NAVY MODEL REVOLVER, CIRCA 1860
of standard production specifications, the barrel stamped 'Bacon Mfg Co. Norwich Conn.', loading lever numbered '304', scroll-engraved frame, and walnut grips
19.0 cm; 7 1/2 in barrel


Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 475
A CASED 54 BORE FIVE-SHOT PERCUSSION DOUBLE ACTION BEAUMONT ADAMS REVOLVER RETAILED E.M.REILLY & CO., OXFORD STREET, LONDON, NO. 41397, CIRCA 1861-70
with octagonal sighted blued barrel engraved with the retailer's details on the top-strap, blued numbered cylinder, border-engraved blued frame numbered en suite with the cylinder, blued rammer, blued arbour-pin with blued threaded catch, blued safety-stop, chequered butt, blued trigger-guard and butt-cap (the latter faded), and much early finish throughout: in original fitted oak case lined in green baize, the lid with trade label for 502 New Oxford Street, complete with brass flask by James Dixon & Sons, bullet mould and oil bottle
14.5 cm; 5 3/4 in barrel


Estimate:  £1600 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 476
A RARE 8 BORE D.B. ROTARY-UNDERLEVER HAMMER BALL AND SHOT GUN, BY HOLLAND & HOLLAND, 98 NEW BOND STRET, LONDON, SERIAL NO. 8125 FOR 1884
with rebrowned twist nitro reproved (Imperial) sighted barrels signed on the flat and inscribed 'Winner of all the rifle trials 1883', border-engraved action with long top-strap, carved fences and doll's head extension, rebounding border-engraved back-action locks, figured 25.5 cm; 14 in stock with pistol-grip and including rubber recoil pad (perished), the butt pierced for a lanyard to attach to a punt
66.4 cm 26 1/8 in barrels
13lbs 5 3/8 oz

The maker's confirm that this gun was ordered on 26 April 1884 for Percy Aylmer. The specification notes 26 ¼ in barrels, low hammers, chambers to accept 3 ½ in paper case and that it was shot with 10 drams of powder.
Estimate:  £3000 - 4000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 477
A D.B. PERCUSSION CAPE RIFLE BY JOSEPH BOURNE, LONDON PROOF MARKS, NO. 3398, CIRCA 1865
with twist sighted barrels, the right 14 bore and smooth, the left 40 bore and rifled for belted ball, broad rib marked from '1' to '19' in inch increments, platinum plugs, fitted with folding leaf back-sight and signed over the breech, signed scroll-engraved locks, figured walnut half-stock, chequered fore-end and grip, engraved iron mounts including patchbox-cover decorated with a running stag and numbered trigger-guard (one barrel bolt head slightly chipped), vacant silver escutcheon, and brass-tipped wooden ramrod
75.0 cm; 29 ½ in barrels
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 478
A 28 BORE D.B. ROTARY UNDERLEVER PIN-FIRE RIFLE BY W. GREEN, BOND STREET, CIRCA 1860
with etched twist shortened barrels signed on the rib (back-sight removed, breech drilled, pitted), signed scroll-engraved back-action locks, sliding safety-catches (hammers missing), figured walnut half-stock with chequered fore-end and grip, and engraved iron mounts
58.0 cm; 22 7/8 in barrels

Estimate:  £100 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 479
A CASED 12 BORE D.B. PERCUSSION GUN BY GEORGE THOMSON, MAKER IN ORDINARY TO HIS MAJESTY, EDINBURGH, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, NO. 443, CIRCA 1823
with browned twist sighted barrels signed in full on the flat, engraved with scrollwork on top of the breeches and numbered beneath, scroll-engraved breech tang, signed scroll-engraved case-hardened back-action locks decorated with differing game bird vignettes, figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip, scroll-engraved blued steel mounts comprising trigger-guard decorated with a game bird, butt-plate and fore-end cap, and vacant silver escutcheon: in its fitted oak case lined in green baize, the lid with trade label for John Thomson of Princes street, complete with brass powder-flask, tolled leather shot-flask and ramrod
76.5 cm; 30 1/8 in barrels

George Thomson is recorded in Edinburgh circa 1818-32 and as Gunmaker in Ordinary 1823 and John Thomas son is recorded at 14 Princes street circa 1823-7.
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 480
A 14 BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN, MID-19TH CENTURY AND A 25 BORE CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN, SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY
the first with two-stage sighted barrel, stepped lock, walnut half-stock, iron trigger-guard and brass butt-plate; the second with octagonal sighted barrel, back-action lock, carved half-stock decorated with foliage over the grip and with raised cheek-piece, and iron mounts including trigger-guard with a piece of scrolling horn behind
the first: 72.5 cm; 28 1/2 in barrel
(2)
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 481
A 15 BORE D.B. PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY KITHER, DARTFORD, LONDON PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840
with browned twist barrels signed on the rib, engraved breech with gold lines, pierced platinum plugs, signed border and scroll-engraved back-action locks, highly figured walnut half-stock (fore-end cracked through), chequered grip, and engraved iron mounts en suite with the tang and locks, comprising trigger-guard (terminal extended) and butt-plate, and brass-tipped ramrod
71.0 cm; 28 in barrels

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 482
A CASED 120 BORE AIR CANE, LATE 19TH CENTURY
with reblackened sighted barrel fitted with brass rifled sleeve and threaded brass clearing rod also forming the cap, button trigger, iron butt reservoir with later leather covering, in a fitted oak case lined in green baize, with iron pincer bullet mould and reservoir spanner
57.5 cm; 22 5/8 in barrel




Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 483
A 10 BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY H. HART, NO. 1755, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840
with rebrowned tapering barrel (fore-sight missing), engraved breech and bolster, scroll-engraved tang, signed scroll-engraved flush-fitting lock, figured walnut half-stock, chequered fore-end and grip, scroll-engraved iron trigger-guard and butt-plate, German silver barrel bolt escutcheons and horn fore-end cap, and brass-tipped wooden ramrod
116.8 cm; 46 in barrel

Three Henry Harts are recorded circa 1827-61 in Henley-on-Thames and Oxfordshire.
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 484
A COMPOSITE FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1820
with tapering iron barrel flared at the muzzle, moulded breech, associated rounded lock, walnut full stock (bruising, small chips), and brass mounts (side-plate incomplete, ramrod missing)
35.0 cm; 14 in barrel
Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 485
THE LOCK AND STOCK OF A FLINTLOCK FUSIL BY WILSON, CIRCA 1760, AND A QUANTITY OF GUN BARRELS AND STOCK, 18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES
the first with signed rounded lock (patinated), walnut three-quarter stock impressed '773' on the right of the butt and on the left of the tang, and brass mounts of livery type; the barrel and part of the stock of a percussion sporting gun, circa 1760, converted from flintlock; detached barrels from a 14 bore and .577 cape rifle; a detached 12 bore barrel from a sporting gun, London proof, 18th century, no.2546, breech missing; detached 11 bore d.b. barrels by William Weston, Brighton; two d.b. gun stocks and two further gun stocks and a large quantity of ramrods
(qty)

Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 486
A RARE 16 BORE D.B. FLINTLOCK COACHING CARBINE BY DURS EGG, CIRCA 1785
with browned twist barrels signed 'D. Egg, London' in gold capital letters on the rib (two very small dents, light wear), fitted with silver fore-sight, inlaid with a gold line at the breeches and with gold-lined vents, stamped with London proof marks beneath and fitted with sliding bayonet secured by a knurled button on a moving collar, the blade of hollowed-triangular section to fit the profile of the ramrod channel, engraved grooved breech tang, signed stepped bevelled locks engraved with border ornament and trophies on the tails, fitted with bevelled cocks decorated with game birds, blued sliding bolt safety-catches, semi-rainproof pans (previously lined in gold), engraved steels with rollers, figured walnut half-stock, 'pineapple' chequered grip, engraved iron mounts comprising trigger-guard with pineapple finial of French form, butt-plate with tang of shaped outline, and fore-end cap decorated with a sunburst, silver barrel bolt escutcheons (the barrel bolt with one small chip, the mounts with small areas of pitting), and iron-tipped ramrod with worm, probably the original
40.5 cm; 16 in barrels

Durs Egg, the son of the gunmaker Leonz, was born in Switzerland in 1748. After a short stay in Paris he came to London and worked for John Twigg at 132 Strand. He was gunmaker to George IV and the Duke of York. He became blind in 1822 and died in 1831. A silver-mounted breech-loading Ferguson rifle by this maker is preserved in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle. For a discussion of the Egg family see Blair 1973, pp. 266-299 and 305-353.
Estimate:  £4000 - 5000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 487
A PAIR OF 28 BORE GERMAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUNS BY G. LICHTENFELS, A CARLSRUH, CIRCA 1790
with sighted barrels retaining almost all their original brown marbled finish, chiselled with scrolls about the medians, numbered breeches, signed rounded locks engraved with a spray of scrollwork on the tails, fitted with blued pans and cocks with blued top-jaws, figured walnut half-stocks impressed '27' and '28' behind the locks, carved with scrolls of foliage over the fore-ends and a bouquet about the tangs, the butts with carved raised cheek-pieces decorated with rococo foliage and flowers on the left, steel mounts including broad trigger-guards in the French taste with moulded finials, butt-plates with tangs matching the trigger-guards and the rear ramrod-pipes en suite, horn fore-end caps, iron sling swivels, and horn-tipped wooden ramrods (one missing its horn)
90.5 cm; 35 5/8 in barrels
(2)

Provenance
Property of a European Nobleman by direct descent from the Grand Duke of Baden, sold in these rooms 4th December 2013, lot 427.

Probably by Johann Georg Lichtenfels recorded in Karlsruhe, Baden circa 1800 and Hofbüchsenmacher.
Estimate:  £1800 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 488
A FINE PAIR OF FRENCH 16 BORE SILVER-GILT MOUNTED FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS FOR PRESENTATION TO AN EASTERN POTENTATE BY LEPAGE A PARIS, NUMBERED 1875 AND DATED 1816
each with swamped sighted barrel signed 'Le Page à Paris' between gilt stars within a wreath of conventional foliage over the median, fore-sight on a bed of storm clouds and decorated with anthemion over the breeches (losses), the latter with gold-lined vent, stamped with the serial numbers and the date beneath, gilt tang decorated with foliage and a flaming grenade within a linear frame, bevelled lock encrusted with gold neoclassical ornament including a quiver of arrows and fronds, the latter enclosing the gold-lined maker's signature in an oval the cock encrusted with further gold designs, figured walnut full stock (one butt with a closed crack), full chased silver gilt mounts comprising solid side-plate, trigger-guard and spurred pommel all decorated with dense arrangements of flowers, foliage and trophies, vacant escutcheon a pair of ramrod-pipes, gilt barrel bolt escutcheons and associated ivory-tipped wooden ramrod
23.1 cml 9 1/8 in barrels
(2)

Provenance
Charles Draeger, sold Sotheby's Monaco, 7th December 1987, lot 145.
Estimate:  £4000 - 6000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 489
A PAIR OF 32 BORE ROMAN-LOCK TRAVELLING PISTOLS, CIRCA 1780, PROBABLY NAPLES
each with reblued tapering barrel formed in two stages, stamped with three gold-lined fleur-de-lys marks over the breech, engraved lock fitted with dog safety-catch, figured walnut full stock carved with scrolls and foliage in low relief, gilt-brass mounts comprising pierced strapwork side-plate, moulded trigger-guard with acanthus finial, spurred pommel a pair of moulded ramrod-pipes, a slender band for the fore-end cap and brass-tipped ramrod with iron worm
12.7 cm; 5 in barrels
(2)


Estimate:  £2500 - 3500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 490
A 20 BORE FLINTLOCK TRADE MUSKET AND ANOTHER, 25 BORE, 19TH CENTURY
the first with two-stage sighted barrel struck with imitation proof marks at the breech, rounded lock engraved with a bee and fitted with ring-neck cock, wooden full stock stained red, brass mounts including four moulded ramrod pipes and wooden ramrod; the second with tapering barrel, struck with Birmingham proof marks at the breech, flush-fitting lock engraved with an elephant and stamped 'Warranted', wooden full stock, and brass mounts and iron ramrod
the first: 112.5 cm; 44 ¼ in barrel
(2)



Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 491
A 50 BORE GERMAN PERCUSSION RIFLED OFFICER'S PISTOL BY KLETT & SOHNE, ZELLA, CIRCA 1840 AND A 16 BORE PERCUSSION HOLSTER PISTOL, MID-19TH CENTURY
the first with octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with eight grooves, the breech incorporating the back-sight, engraved tang, scroll-engraved lock fitted with gravity stop, full stock, chequered butt, and engraved iron mounts (ramrod missing); the second composite, with tapering sighted barrel, military lock converted from percussion, full stock, associated brass trigger-guard, and escutcheon with the initials 'AA' divided by a pair of crossed anchors (worn, losses, associated ramrod)
19.0 cm; 7 1/2 in barrel
(2)
Estimate:  £350 - 450 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 492
A 25 BORE CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION RIFLED TARGET PISTOL, CIRCA 1840
with rebrowned octagonal sighted barrel, tang incorporating the back-sight, burnished lock with reblued hammer, set trigger, half-stock carved with a scallop at the fore-end, chequered butt (cracked through), and iron mounts including spurred trigger-guard
23.0 cm; 9 in barrel

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 493
AN 80 BORE NORTH ITALIAN ROMAN-LOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, MID-18TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel formed in four stages, engraved with panels of foliage and reeded over the second and third sections respectively, inlaid with a brass line at the breech, engraved tang, bevelled lock signed 'PAP' (Neue Støckel 4226) on the inside and engraved with scrolling foliage and a grotesque on the outside, figured walnut full stock moulded over the fore-end (the forward portion replaced), and about the tang, engraved iron mounts (areas of pitting) comprising trigger-guard decorated with a warrior profile on the bow and with foliate terminal, openwork side-plate decorated with foliage (cracked), spurred pommel decorated with foliage and fitted with a brass profile bust cap, crowned openwork escutcheon, and a pair of moulded ramrod-pipes, and iron-tipped wooden ramrod, perhaps the original
27.8 cm; 11 on barrel

Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 494
A CONTINENTAL COMBINED HUNTING SWORD AND 130 BORE FLINTLOCK PISTOL, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY LIÈGE
with tapering blade doubled-edged for the last quarter, etched with a boar and a stag each pursued by a hound on the respective faces (rubbed), fitted at the forte with a brass two-stage barrel numbered '1' on the right, brass hilt cast in low relief and with some early gilding, comprising shell-guard decorated with a trophy-of-arms concealing the flintlock mechanism, short quillon, knuckle-guard and quillon-block decorated with classical figures, cap pommel decorated with a monsterhead, and staghorn grip
57.3 cm; 22 1/2 in blade


Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 495
A PAIR OF 80 BORE CONTINENTAL PIN-FIRE PISTOLS, CIRCA 1870
with octagonal sighted barrels each with top-mounted extractor incorporating the back-sight, box-lock actions, engraved with a trellis patter, folding triggers and fluted butts (actions defective, losses)
11.5 cm; 4 1/2 in barrels
(2)

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 496
AN 18 BORE FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, CIRCA 1760 AND A FRENCH .650 CALIBRE PERCUSSION CAVALRY PISTOL, CIRCA 1820
the first with swamped iron barrel struck with the barrelsmith's marks and London proof marks at the breech, signed lock (indistinct, cock missing), walnut full stock, engraved brass mounts cast in low relief, including trigger-guard with foliate terminal, solid side-plate, spurred pommel (ramrod missing); the second of regulation type (worn, ramrod missing)
the first: 25.5 cm; 10 in barrel
(2)

Estimate:  £300 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 497
A CASED PAIR OF PERCUSSION PISTOLS BY WILLIAMSON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1830
each with signed octagonal turn-off barrel engraved with a band of foliage around the muzzle, engraved rounded action decorated with trophies-of-arms, folding triggers, sliding thumb-piece safety-catches, and figured walnut butts: in a fitted mahogany case lined in green baize, the lid decorated with marquetry banding and applied with Lancashire Fusiliers badge, with some accessories including combined bullet mould and barrel key, and copper powder-flask
4.3 cm; 1 3/4 in barrels

Robert Williamson is recorded at 26 Silver Street, Hull circa 1815-28.
Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 498
A 13 BORE PERCUSSION OFFICER'S PISTOL BY WILKINSON, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840
with browned sighted barrel fitted with standing back-sight and inscribed 'London' over the breech, case-hardened breech, border-engraved case-hardened tang, border-engraved lock signed 'Wilkinson', figured walnut full stock, border-engraved iron mounts comprising trigger-guard, butt-cap with trap and stirrup ramrod, white metal escutcheon and horn fore-end cap
21.8 cm; 8 5/8 in barrel



Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 499
A 15 BORE D.B. PERCUSSION PISTOL BY HEWSON, PICCADILLY LONDON, CIRCA 1820
with signed tapering sighted barrels, engraved breeches stamped with London proof marks beneath, platinum lines, platinum plugs, signed scroll-engraved locks with bolt safety-catches and engraved cocks, engraved breech tang, figured walnut half-stock, chequered butt, engraved iron trigger-guard with pineapple finial, vacant silver escutcheon and silver barrel bolt escutcheons, and stirrup ramrod
14.0 cm; 5 1/2 in barrels

Probably Thomas (2) Hewson, recorded in Piccadilly 1808-20, emigrated to South Africa circa 1820, worked in Grahamstown 1837 and died 1851.
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 500
A PAIR OF 80 BORE PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOLS BY GARDINER, NEWCASTLE, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1835
with blued turn-off barrels engraved with a band of foliage around the muzzles, scroll-engraved burnished steel box-lock actions signed on the left, blued folding triggers, engraved action tangs, finely chequered walnut butts, and German silver escutcheons engraved with the initials 'J.S.'; together with their combined barrel wrench and nipple key, of burnished steel
16.5 cm; 6 1/2 in
(2)

John Gardener is recorded at 130 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne circa 1823-37.

Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 501
A 25 BORE PERCUSSION PISTOL, THE LOCK DATED 1869
with browned barrel fitted with stirrup ramrod, lock stamped with 'EIC', a broad arrow, crown, 'Birmingham', the date and '14', full stock, and brass mounts
20.5 cm; 8in barrel

Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 502
A 14 BORE FLINTLOCK TRAVELLING PISTOL SIGNED SMITH, LONDON
with octagonal barrel signed on the flat, engraved tang, signed bored-engraved lock with foliage on the tail (refreshed, mechanism worn), full stock (cracks and repairs) and brass mounts including trigger-guard with acorn finial and brass-tipped ramrod
13.2 cm; 5 1/4 in barrel


Estimate:  £250 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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