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Short Sea Service Tower Pattern Flintlock, c.1801
Selling on consignment: A Tower 1801 pattern flintlock, which was armoury modified into a Short Sea Service pistol - A design sanctioned by the Admiralty. The bright regulation barrel and the flat-lock is stamped with inspection marks and Tower proofs, together with other Board of Ordnance marking and acceptance stamps throughout.

Overall the flintlock has been carefully cleaned but is otherwise undamaged and presented in good condition, showing no sign of repair. In line with the early Short Sea Service pattern, the pistol has the correct reduced-length single screw belt hook, iron ramrod, inlet brass pipe and raised apron surrounding the barrel tang.

An attractive example at a sensible price.

Barrel Length = 9 Inches
Overall Length = 16 Inches

Code: 51029Price: 1290.00 GBP

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Pre WW1 Army Bugle
A very good copper and brass army bugle made in London by Henry Potter & Co. and dated to 1909. Military bugles often led a hard life and few remain in such sound condition. Exhibiting only minor service dents, the trumpet end of the bugle is undamaged, with overall great age related patina.

Completely original, this bugle is capable of delivering a good range of sound and comes with its issue mouthpiece, also signed to Potter.

All in all, a lovely example of a British Army bugle, together with the issue tassels.

Code: 51026Price: 85.00 GBP


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Ottoman Empire Fighting Man's Kabur Flintlock, c.1800
Selling on consignment: A good Ottoman Empire kabur flintlock, dating to c.1800. This pistol is well made with traditional Zulfikar decoration, carved wood and some fine silver wire inlay around the butt, together with a large metal emblem leading to a long-eared pommel.

Although functioning with a good strong mainspring, the cock does not hold at half or full-cock, yet the sear can be felt trying to engage. This would be an easy fix. Overall in sleepy condition, with the ironwork exhibiting faded geometric etched decoration throughout and some gold accents to the barrel.

In summary, this flintlock is in untouched condition with no serious loss or repair. An untouched example with dark age patina and traditional faux ramrod.

Barrel length = 11 inches
Overall length = 17 inches

Code: 51020Price:

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Turn-Off Barrel Pocket Percussion Pistol, c.1835
Selling on consignment: A tidy example of a Birmingham Gun Trade percussion pocket pistol made, c.1835. The unsigned boxlock is in working order, having scroll decorations to the sides. The bag-shaped stock is well fitted to the ironwork and features a vacant cartouche.

A robust turn-off barrel pistol.

Barrel length = 2 inches
Overall length = 6 inches

Code: 51017Price:

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*** LAST ONE *** MOD Survival Knife, c.1999
Originally made by Wilkinson Sword and Joseph Rodgers, these hefty knives are still part of the MOD inventory. Designated by the military as "Survival Knives," they are most useful when chopping branches, splitting logs, prying, levering, digging, gouging, drilling, hammering and generally being the most versatile piece of kit when it comes to shelter building.

A Jack-of-all-trades, these knives feature a one-piece full-length, 5mm thick tang and blade edge. Being in untouched condition, this knife comes with a factory dull cutting edge but this can be improved upon if required.

Offered as new surplus stock, the knife has a protective black phosphate finish to all the steel parts. Grips are made of resin with heavy-duty steel rivets and the blade is stamped with a NATO stock number, plus broad arrow mark and 1999 date - All presented in a leather sheath, just the same as when first produced in the late 1950's.

We had two of these robust 1999 survival knives for sale, plus another earlier example with a wooden grip.

Blade length = 7 inches

Code: 51011Price: 65.00 GBP

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MOD Survival Knife, c.1993
Originally made by Wilkinson Sword and Joseph Rodgers, these hefty knives are still part of the MOD inventory. Designated by the military as "Survival Knives," they are most useful when chopping branches, splitting logs, prying, levering, digging, gouging, drilling, hammering and generally being the most versatile piece of kit when it comes to shelter building.

A Jack-of-all-trades, these knives feature a one-piece full-length, 5mm thick tang and blade edge. Being in untouched condition, this knife comes with a factory dull cutting edge but this can be improved upon if required.

Offered as new surplus stock, the knife has a protective black phosphate finish to all the steel parts. Grips are made of wood with heavy duty copper rivets and are also stamped with a stock number, plus broad arrow mark and 1993 date - All presented in a leather sheath, just the same as when first produced in the late 1950's.

Probably the most robust survival knife on offer.

Blade length = 7 inches

Code: 51010Price: 58.00 GBP

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Percussion Unwin & Rodgers Combination Knife Pistol, c.1839
A pocket knife pistol combo, probably made by the Sheffield cutlers, Philip Unwin & James Rodgers, who were renowned for their innovative range of personal defence weapons. Made and proofed in Birmingham, these pistols were first offered by the company c.1839, described in their catalogue as, "Life And Property Preservers." They claimed that their knife pistols were effective out to a distance of 50 yards!

Although not signed, this early percussion knife pistol is both robust and well-built and features a barrel of around 120 bore. On the whole, this example is in very good condition showing slight handling wear and excellent horn grips. The provision of a trap door compartment within the butt is a useful addition and would have been used to store spare cap 'n' ball. An original iron pincer is also retained within the right grip scale.

Mechanically in working order, the action has a strong spring, while the drop-down trigger is manually deployed. Both knife blades are in good condition, but showing age-related staining and no sign of sharpening.

Overall, a very good example for an Unwin & Rodgers collector.

Barrel length = 3.5 inches
Overall length = 6 inches

Code: 51007Price:

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WW2 Lend-Lease, 1st Model Remington .41 Derringer, c.1880
A scarce First Model Remington Derringer with the barrel rib engraved with Elliot's 1865 Patent details, together with interesting additional stamps indicating a military heritage during WW2.

Presented in very good condition, this double-barrelled Remington Derringer has retained much of its original plating and nitre blue finish. It is in working order with strong springs, excellent bores and good rosewood grips.

As a low serial numbered First Model, this Derringer left Remington factory, c.1880. At that time it appears that the pistol remained in America, but in 1940 when the US Government introduced Lend-Lease, this antique Derringer travelled to Britain as aid for the European war effort. Basically, the Lend-Lease programme, at least in part, encouraged US citizens to donate their surplus firearms. Consequently, an assortment of civilian guns was collected, which given their myriad of calibres transpired to be of dubious military value. Nevertheless, as a morale booster, these firearms were distributed to an appreciative Home Guard. A further large number saw service among RAF aircrews, while others went to civilian police authorities.

Generally speaking, it was only the regular military service firearms that bore official acceptance stamps, while those given to ancillary bodies, did not have to be so marked. Yet, after the war when the decision was reached to sell off the store of army surplus Lend-Lease guns, they were marked as "Not English Make." This idiosyncratic wording complied with a change in legislation at that time, but the practice only lasted from 1950 - 55. Furthermore, to comply with British Law every gun sold had to be proofed, which accounts for why this antique pistol bears the latter Nitro Proof marks.

A superb antique Western Gun outsourced for the European war effort.

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Code: 51002Price:

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An Early Colt No.2 Single Shot c.1871
Only 9,000 of these Colt No.2 Derringer pistols were between 1870 - 1890, which were all chambered for the obsolete .41" rimfire cartridge. In their day, they were regarded as the best commercially available single-shot pistol, ideal for concealment. Not surprisingly these pistols have been popularised as a gambler's gun, but they were certainly the choice of the well-heeled. This example with its low serial number would have been made in the first year or two of production.

Extensively carried for self-protection, this Colt No. 2 remains in good condition and working order. All details, stamps and engravings are perfectly clear, with the ironwork now having an aged, mottled appearance. Grips and screws are all very good and unmolested.

An honest and solid pistol for the Colt collector.

Barrel length = 2 inches
Overall length = 5 inches

Code: 51001Price: 575.00 GBP

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Indian Tribal Percussion Pistol, c.1880
A late 19th Century Indian made and decorated pistol, made for tribal use during the days of the Raj.

Offered in good working order, the pistol is of a Lancer's Pattern where the action bears a rampant lion crest impressed on to the lock plate. The woodwork is highly embellished with mother of pearl and brass rope decoration, with some minor loss of detail and signs of age-related wear.

The regulation bore barrel features a fixed rear sight and an adjustable foresight.

A good colonial muzzle loading pistol.

Barrel length = 7 inches
Overall length = 13 inches

Code: 50999Price: 225.00 GBP

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