Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria Sale
on Wednesday 5th December 2018
Public Exhibition
Sunday 2nd December - 12 noon to 4pm
Monday 3rd December - 10am to 7pm
Tuesday 4th December - 10am to 5pm
Sale commences Wednesday 5th December at 12 noon precisely
Lots: 301-348 of 348
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Lot 301
A CASED .31 CALIBRE COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET PERCUSSION REVOLVER, NO. 149379 FOR 1858
of standard production specifications, with 4 in octagonal barrel with two-line New York address, case-hardened frame stamped 'Colt's Patent on the left', cylinder with much stage coach scene, silver-plated trigger-guard and back-strap, matching numbers throughout and much original finish: in its fitted mahogany case relined in plum velvet, complete with powder-flask and bullet mould
25.0 cm; 9 7/8 in overall





Estimate:  £2500 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 302
A .44 CALIBRE COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON SIX-SHOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER, NO. 13653, CIRCA 1855
of standard production specifications, with 7 1/2 in two-stage barrel with traces of early finish and silver blade fore-sight, single line New York address, frame with traces of early finish and stamped 'Colt's patent' on the left, cylinder with largely clear Indian fighting scene, walnut grips with some early varnished finish, brass trigger-guard and back-strap with no visible plating, and matching numbers throughout, with brass collection tag 287 and 'WH' on the respective faces
38.0 cm; 15 in overall

Provenance
Will Hoffield Collection, 1962
Estimate:  £3000 - 4000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 303
A .44 CALIBRE COLT 2ND MODEL DRAGOON SIX-SHOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER, NO. 10112, CIRCA 1850-1
of standard production specifications, with 7 1/2 in two-stage barrel with traces of early finish and silver blade fore-sight, single line New York address, stamped 'New Hampshire' on the left of the lug, frame with traces of early finish and stamped 'Colt's Patent US' on the left, cylinder with traces of Indian fighting scene, walnut grips with traces of finish, square back brass trigger-guard and back-strap with no visible plating, and matching numbers throughout
38.0 cm; 15 in overall

Only a few hundred specimens of this model are recorded with New Hampshire markings, see Wilson 1971, p. 90.

Estimate:  £4000 - 6000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 304
A .44 CALIBRE COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY SIX-SHOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER, NO. 12746 FOR 1861
of standard production specifications, with 8 in round barrel stamped 'Address Col. Saml. Colt New York U.S. America' with much blued finish, silver blade fore-sight, case-hardened frame, case-hardened back-strap, walnut grips with inspectors stamps, and brass trigger-guard with no visible plating, matching numbers throughout, the remaining finish original
37.2 cm; 14 5/8 in barrel
Estimate:  £1000 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 305
A .44 CALIBRE DECORATED REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER, NO. 10170, CIRCA 1860
of standard production specifications, with blued octagonal sighted 8 in barrel stamped with three line address and patent details, later ramped fore-sight and back-sight, blued frame, blued cylinder, walnut grips, blued back-strap and brass trigger-guard, and much original finish throughout
37.5 cm; 14 3/4 in barrel



Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 306
A CASED 54 BORE TRANTER PATENT FIRST MODEL SELF-COCKING FIVE-SHOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER RETAILED BY JOHN BLANCH & SON, GRACE CHURCH STREET, LONDON, NO. 7611, CIRCA 1865
with blued sighted barrel engraved with a band of foliage around the muzzle, signed on the top-strap within a scrollwork frame, scroll and border-engraved numbered frame, fitted with safety-catch, blued arbor pin and blued patent rammer, blued patent double trigger, and chequered butt with scroll-engraved iron cap: in a relined and fitted oak case with facsimile trade label of John Blanch & Son and accessories including Tranter's patent bullet mould numbered 7611, and copper powder-flask by M. Marsh, Sheffield
15.5 cm; 6 1/8 in barrel
Estimate:  £1000 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 307
A CASED 54 BORE TRANTER PATENT FIRST MODEL SELF-COCKING FIVE-SHOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER RETAILED BY DEANE & SON 30 KING WILLIAM STREET, LONDON BRIDGE, NO. 7088T, CIRCA 1860
with sighted barrel engraved with a band of foliage around the muzzle, signed on the top-strap within a scrollwork frame, scroll and border-engraved numbered frame, fitted with safety-catch, arbor pin and patent rammer, patent double trigger, and chequered butt with scroll-engraved iron cap: in a relined and fitted mahogany case with facsimile trade label of Deane and Son and accessories including bullet mould and powder-flask
15.5 cm; 6 1/8 in barrel

Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 308
A CASED 54 BORE ADAMS PATENT FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER RETAILED BY ROBERT ADAMS, 76 KING WILLIAM STREET, LONDON EC, NO. 100,061, CIRCA 1858-65
with sighted barrel signed within a linear frame on the top-strap, border-engraved frame signed and numbered on the right, fitted with safety-catch and rammer, numbered cylinder en suite with the frame, finely chequered walnut butt, iron trigger-guard and butt-cap: in a later lined and fitted case with facsimile trade label, complete with copper powder-flask by G. & W Hawksley and rammer
15.3 cm; 6 in barrel


Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 309
A .41 CALIBRE RIM-FIRE TRANTER PATENT FIVE-SHOT DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVER RETAILED BY COGSWELL AND HARRISON, 224 STRAND, LONDON, NO. 7297, CIRCA 1870
with blued sighted barrel with retailer's address along the flat (pitting), scroll-engraved stepped frame grooved for sighting on the top and stamped with the serial number on the left, fitted with recoil shield on the left and loading-gate on the right, chequered walnut butt, and engraved steel trigger-guard and butt-cap, the latter with screw-in clearing rod
10.8 cm; 4 1/4 in barrel


Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 310
A 80 BORE TRANTER PATENT SECOND MODEL DOUBLE ACTION FIVE-SHOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER RETAILED BY J. W. EDGE, MANCHESTER, NO. 19155T, CIRCA 1860
with sighted barrel engraved with a band of foliage around the muzzle, signed by the retailer on the top-strap within a scrollwork frame, scroll and border-engraved numbered frame, fitted with safety-catch (incomplete) and blued patent rammer (arbor pin replaced, trigger return spring inoperative), and chequered butt with scroll-engraved iron cap (trigger-guard missing)
11.5 cm; 4 1/2 in barrel
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 311
§A THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

A FINE CASED PAIR OF 16 BORE PERCUSSION OFFICER'S PISTOLS BY WESTLEY RICHARDS, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, NO. 189, 1840
with browned twist octagonal barrels signed 'Westley Richards 170 New Bond Sᵀ? London' on the top flats, fitted with brass bead foresights, struck with proof marks and the serial numbers beneath, scroll-engraved case-hardened numbered breeches with platinum lines and pierced platinum plugs, scroll-engraved case-hardened breech tangs incorporating grooved back-sights, border and foliate scroll-engraved flush-fitting signed case-hardened locks fitted with engraved bolt safety-catches, engraved case-hardened hammers en suite, highly figured varnished walnut full stocks with chequered grips, border and foliate scroll-engraved blued trigger-guards engraved with the serial number "189" on the straps, blued triggers and blued trigger-plates, vacant rectangular silver escutcheons, silver barrel bolt escutcheons, blued barrel bolts, ramrod stirrups and pipes with some blued finish, swivel ramrods, each in very good, probably unfired, condition: in original fitted mahogany case lined in green baize (light wear), the lid fitted with shaped flush-fitting rectangular brass escutcheon incorporating carrying handle, and closed by side catches, the interior with Westley Richards trade label (small indentations), lightly inscribed '189' and 'Year 1840' in pencil on the inside of the lid border, complete with accessories including German silver three-way flask by James Dixon & Sons, oil bottle by the same, 17 bore blued steel bullet mould stamped 'Westley Richards London', 'No. 17' and 'WD' for William Davis, associated turnscrew with ebony handle, and ebony cleaning and loading rod with round horn knob and worm, and some patches and balls
23.0 cm; 9 in barrels

Provenance
Peter Wainwright Collection

These pistols are sold together with an Authentication Certificate from Westley Richards, a copy of The Company's letter to the owner recording that 189 were 'entered into our ledgers as a pair of 16g Holster pistols. The pistols had 9" barrels and were completed for stock on November 30th 1840', and a copy of the relevant extract from The Company's ledgers.

Westley Richards traded at 170 New Bond Street from 1815 until 1917, with William Bishop, 'The Bishop of Bond Street', as their agent from 1815-71. The present pistols were made in the same year that Westley Richards were awarded a Royal Warrant as Gunmakers to Prince Albert.


Estimate:  £5000 - 8000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 312
A 40 BORE PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL BY W. PARKER, HOLBORN, NO, 7095, CIRCA 1835-40
with blued turn-off barrel, scroll-engraved brass box-lock action signed on the left and inscribed 'London' on the right, fitted with engraved blued top-mounted safety-catch, folding trigger, finely chequered walnut butt enclosed with a slender brass band around the base and fitted with a vacant escutcheon
5.3 cm; 2 1/8 in barrel



Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 313
A 54 BORE SILVER-MOUNTED PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL BY WALLIS, BIRMINGHAM HALMARKS, 1786
with turn-off cannon barrel, border-engraved action signed on the left and decorated with foliage on the right, swelling walnut butt profusely inlaid with silver wire (small losses), silver pear-shaped butt-cap, and sliding iron trigger-guard safety-catch engraved with a garland (defective)
9.0 cm; 3 1/2 in barrel

Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 314
A 50 BORE PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL SIGNED RONNY AND GRANGER AND ANOTHER, 50 BORE, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, MID-19TH CENTURY
the first with signed octagonal barrel engraved with foliage around the muzzle, foliate engraved box-lock action, thumb-piece safety-catch, flat-sided walnut butt, and vacant German silver escutcheon; the second with turn-off barrel, engraved box-lock action and flat-sided walnut butt and engraved iron trigger-guard
the first: 7.7 cm; 3 in barrel
(2)
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 315
A 40 BORE PERCUSSION TRAVELLING PISTOL BY MANALT OLLERTON, CIRCA 1840 AND AN 80 BORE CONTINENTAL D.B. PERCUSSION PISTOL, MID-19TH CENTURY
the first with turn-off barrel engraved around the muzzle, box-lock action engraved with trophies-of-arms, signed on the left and inscribed 'Ollerton' on the right, fitted with blued folding trigger, sliding thumb-piece safety-catch, finely chequered walnut butt (rubbed), copper butt-cap cast and chased with a lion mask, and vacant silver escutcheon; the second with octagonal barrels, engraved action and tang, rounded butt and broad trigger-guard
the first: 3.8 cm; 1 1/2 in barrel
(2)
Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 316
A CASED PAIR OF 200 BORE PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOLS, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARK, MID-19TH CENTURY
with blued turn-off barrel formed in two stages, one stamped '26' at the breech, blued rounded actions, one struck with Birmingham proof mark, fitted with bar hammers each stamped 'Patented April 16. 1845' (one action inoperative and ivory butts engraved RGD on each side (worn): in lined and fitted mahogany case with ivory powder-flask and turnscrew
5.2 cm; 2 1/8 in barrels

Estimate:  £500 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 317
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 318
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:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 319
A 34 BORE PERCUSSION TRAVELLING PISTOL AND A 48 BORE PERCUSSION TRAVELLING PISTOL, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1840
the first with octagonal sighted barrel engraved at the muzzle, scroll-engraved tang incorporating adjustable back-sight, scroll-engraved side-hammer action (screw replaced), rounded angular walnut butt, scroll-engraved trigger-guard, stirrup ramrod and German silver escutcheon engraved with the owner's initials 'JR', the second with octagonal sighted barrel, side hammer action, swelling chequered walnut butt inset with a German silver panel on the base, engraved trigger-guard and vacant German silver escutcheon
the first: 10.2 cm; 45 in barrel
(2)


Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 320
A 60 BORE PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL AND A 40 BORE PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, MID-19TH CENTURY
each with turn-off barrel, the first with scroll-engraved brass box-lock action, flat-sided walnut butt, engraved iron trigger-guard and vacant white metal escutcheon; the second with scroll-engraved action (folding trigger missing), and flat-sided walnut butt
the first: 6.2 cm; 2 1/2 in barrel
(2)

Estimate:  £140 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 321
A 40 BORE FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL SIGNED W. PARKER, HOLBORN, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1830-40
with turn-off barrel engraved with foliage around the muzzle, box-lock action engraved with trophy-of-arms carrying ovals signed on the left and inscribed 'London' on the right, fitted with folding trigger and top-mounted safety catch also locking the steel, flat-sided walnut butt cut with a fine pattern of chequering over the spine and vacant silver escutcheon
4.0 cm; 1 1/2 in barrel

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 322
AN 80 BORE FOUR-BARRELLED FLINTLOCK TAP-ACTION PISTOL BY TWIGG, LONDON, CIRCA 1780
with turn-off numbered barrels each cut for a key at the muzzle, border-engraved breeches numbered en suite, box-lock action engraved with a trophy-of-arms on each side, the left carrying a signed oval and fitted with tap-lever, border-engraved tang, sliding thumb-piece safety-catch also locking the steel, flat-sided figured walnut butt, iron trigger-guard engraved with a diamond-shaped panel on the bow, and silver shield-shaped escutcheon engraved with the owner's initials 'JH' (engraving rubbed)
7.7 cm; 3 in barrels


Estimate:  £2000 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 323
A PAIR OF 45 BORE CONTINENTAL FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOLS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
with tapering octagonal brass barrels moulded at the muzzles, box-lock actions engraved with symmetrical designs of foliage on each face, fitted with top-mounted safety-catches also locking the steels, walnut butts cut with panels of fine chequering and inlaid with silver wire stars within diamond-shaped frames on each face, further silver wire inlay on the spines and iron trigger-guards each engraved with a star
7.0 cm; 2 ¾ in barrels

Estimate:  £350 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 324
A 120 BORE D.B. LIÈGOIS FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL FORMED ENTIRELY OF STEEL, LATE 18TH CENTURY
with turn-off cannon barrels, box-lock actions engraved with trophies-of-arms, inscribed 'Seglas' on the right and inscribed 'London' on the left, border-engraved tang, slightly bulbous butt engraved with border ornament and sprays of foliage (rubbed, and broad border-engraved trigger-guard
2.8 cm; 1 1/8 in barrels

Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 325
A 22 BORE AUSTRIAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL BY ANTON PELL, CIRCA 1780
with octagonal barrel formed in two stages, fitted with silver 'Spider' fore-sight (rubbed), engraved tang numbered '1', bevelled lock perviously fitted with safety-catch (missing), full stock carved with foliage about the tang (rubbed, fore-end chipped), and brass mounts including solid side-plate, trigger-guard with finial of shaped outline (incomplete) and spurred pommel
19.8 cm; 7 3/4 in barrel

Estimate:  £200 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 326
A CONTINENTAL COMBINED HUNTING SWORD AND 130 BORE FLINTLOCK PISTOL, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY LIÈGE
with tapering blade double-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:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 327
A 50 BORE D.B. CONTINENTAL FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL, SIGNED FERMER LONDON, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with tapering brass barrels, stamped in imitation of proof marks beneath the breeches, engraved box-lock action inscribed 'Fermer' on the right and inscribed 'London' on the left, sliding thumb-piece safety-catch, swelling walnut butt, and broad iron trigger-guard with engraved borders and iron ramrod
9.5 cm; 3 3/4 in barrels


Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 328
A COMPOSITE 50 BORE FLINTLOCK TRAVELLING PISTOL, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel, flat lock, walnut full stock, and brass trigger-guard
12.0 cm; 4 3/4 in barrel

Estimate:  £220 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 329
A 54 BORE BELGIAN PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL, LIÈGE PROOF, MID-19TH CENTURY AND A D.B. 18 BORE PERCUSSION HOLSTER PISTOL SIGNED MANTON
the first with brass barrel moulded at the muzzle (action incomplete) and walnut butt; the second with heavy sighted barrels stamped 'London', back-action locks, figured walnut three-quarter stock and iron mounts
the first: 7.0 cm; 2 ¾ in barrel
(2)

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 330
AN 18 BORE FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, LONDON, CIRCA 1800
with reblued sighted barrel formed in two stages and stamped 'London' over the breech, stepped lock engraved with foliage and with traces of a signature, later full stock, and gilt-brass mounts, probably Central European, cast with flowers and foliage in low relief, including solid side-plate, spurred pommel and trigger-guard with foliate terminal
30.5 cm; 12 in barrel
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 331
A 32 BORE DUTCH WHEEL-LOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, MID-17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY MAASTRICHT
with long slender tapering barrel stamped '303' on the right of the breech and struck with a further mark, probably CMG beneath, slender tang, bevelled lock retained by two side nails, fitted with external wheel, sliding pan-cover with button release and moulded dog, blackened hardwood full stock (the fore-end and grip expertly repaired, the latter previously cracked through), white metal mounts comprising later small trigger-guard, a band enclosing the pommel, a single moulded ramrod-pipe, fore-end cap, and silver-mounted wooden ramrod
50.5 cm; 19 7/8 in

Provenance
Sotheby's New York, 26th May 1992, lot 464
The Morton and Angela Stern Collection, New York
Estimate:  £3000 - 4000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 332
A 22 BORE NORTH EUROPEAN WHEEL-LOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, CIRCA 1660
with tapering barrel formed in three stages, slender tang, rounded lock retained by three side nails and struck with a mark (Neue Støckel 4371), fitted with external wheel and sliding pan-cover with button release, figured hardwood full stock carved with a raised moulding enclosed by a band of scale ornament about the tang, impressed '12' opposite the lock, iron mounts comprising trigger-guard with foliate terminals, spurred butt-cap finely engraved with border ornament, warrior head profiles and a flowerhead, a pair of ramrod-pipes and associated iron-tipped ramrod (small areas of light pitting)
44.0 cm; 17 3/8 in barrel

The mark is that of Philippe Sellier, recorded as a gunmaker and dealer in Liège circa 1676-1740.
Estimate:  £3000 - 4000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 333
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:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 334
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:  £700 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 335
AN 11 BORE CENTRAL ITALIAN ROMAN-LOCK CARBINE, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
with tapering barrel formed in three stages, moulded at the muzzle and octagonal over the breech, plain tang, rounded lock with characteristic external spring incorporating a delicately filed finial engaging the toe of the cock, full stock moulded over the fore-end, about the tang and carved with foliage about the ramrod aperture, folding faceted butt released by an iron stud behind the tang, the pommel carved with a radiating pattern of pairs of incised lines, iron mounts comprising trigger-guard with acanthus finial, belt hook, moulded ramrod-pipe and fore-end cap, and iron-tipped ramrod, perhaps the original
35.0 cm; 13 3/4 in barrel

Provenance
Baron Armand van Zuylen (1838-96), sold Sotheby's 1st April 1980, lot 61
Estimate:  £2000 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 336
A FINE 18 BORE CENTRAL EUROPEAN WHEEL-LOCK SPORTING RIFLE, LATE 17TH CENTURY, AUSTRIAN OR BOHEMIAN
with octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with seven grooves, inlaid with brass lines about the fore-and back-sights, the breech inlaid with further brass scrolls and with a portrait bust, engraved breech tang, engraved lock decorated with a reclining classical warrior on an elaborate trophy-of-arms, fitted with internal wheel with low circular cover decorated with a garland of flowers, pierced dog and dog-spring bridle each decorated with a gaping serpent, sliding pan-cover and flash-guard, double set trigger, full stock moulded over the fore-end and finely carved with shell ornament and flowers about the tang (small cracks, losses and minor repairs), the stock profusely inlaid with engraved staghorn plaques enriched with leafy tendrils and pellets, a small oval plaque decorated with a trophy-of-music opposite the lock, the butt carved and inlaid en suite, with an oval filled with a further trophy-of-arms and a classical warrior on the cheek-piece, a further trophy enclosing the initials 'CT' above the patchbox, and the latter with sliding cover decorated with a central burrwood panel and trophies of music at each end, engraved iron trigger-guard shaped for the fingers and with leafy terminals, engraved staghorn ramrod-pipes and fore-end cap, horn butt-cap and early ramrod
75.0 cm; 29 1/2 in barrel

Provenance
Baron Armand van Zuylen (1838-96), sold Sotheby's 1st April 1980, lot 42

Estimate:  £5000 - 7000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 337
A 20 BORE BAVARIAN WHEEL-LOCK SPORTING RIFLE BY I. G. DAX IN MUNCHEN, CIRCA 1730
with octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with eight grooves, engraved with a spray of foliage over the breech and the tang, finely engraved signed flat lock decorated with a pair of hawking scenes in a woodland within a scrollwork frame, fitted with internal wheel, sliding pan-cover, dog decorated en suite with the lock and dog-spring bridle with a further bird-of-prey, full stock moulded over the fore-end and inlaid with staghorn scrolls over the butt, decorated on the left with a pair of fronds enclosing a vacant mother-of-pearl oval (cracked) and with patchbox with associated sliding cover on the right, the latter veneered in staghorn engraved with stag hunting scenes (rubbed), the butt with an early extension decorated en suite (one plaque missing), staghorn butt-cap, engraved brass trigger-plate stamped 'AW', early iron trigger-guard a pair of engraved staghorn ramrod-pipes, and engraved staghorn fore-end cap (later ramrod)
80.5 cm; 31 3/4 in barrel

Provenance
Baron Armand van Zuylen (1838-96), sold Sotheby's 1st April 1980, lot 43

Johan Georg Dax is recorded in Munich circa 1714-43. He employed the engraver Johann Christoph Stengl (recorded 1690-1740) who was probably responsible for the decoration of the lock on the present gun. Another wheel-lock gun with a finely engraved lock signed I.C.Stenglin in Munich is preserved in the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, inv. no. W.1865. See Schalkhauser 1988, pp. 86-7.
Estimate:  £5000 - 7000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 338
A FINE 16 BORE SPANISH D.B. PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY PEDRO BERGARA EN EIBAR, DATED 1851
with browned sighted barrels encrusted with gold foliage about the gold bead fore-sight, signed and dated in gold and encrusted with foliage and flowers inhabited by exotic birds and hounds over the breech, chiselled with a bird and monsterhead scrolls about the percussion bolsters and stamped with the letters 'IA' beneath, chiselled with a seated male figure and an exotic bird against a gilt ground on the tang, chiselled back-action locks decorated en suite with the tang, the triggers set by a knurled rectangular button behind the trigger-guard, highly figured walnut half-stock profusely inlaid with silver wire scrolls and plaquettes, including birds feeding on flowers, issuant monsterhead scrolls and leafy tendrils, chiselled and gilt iron mounts all decorated en suite with the tang and the locks, including trigger-guard, butt-plate with tang and rear ramrod-pipe, silver shield-shaped escutcheon and a further round escutcheon beneath each engraved 'Po. Bea.', two plain ramrod-pipes, and associated wooden ramrod
85.0 cm; 33 1/2 in barrels

Three gunmakers from the Bergara (or Vergara) family are recorded in Eibar circa 1762-1825. See Larrañaga 1984, p. 146.
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 339
A 18 BORE DETACHED BARREL FROM A SPANISH FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY JUAN SANTOS EN MADRID, DATED 1742
formed in four stages, fitted with brass fore-sight, chiselled girdle, polygonal median, signed and dated in gold letters over the breech and with the barrelsmiths stamps (the stamps missing their gold lining, extensively pitted)
106.2 cm; 41 3/4 in barrel

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 340
A CASED PAIR OF 20 BORE SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK DUELLING PISTOLS BY JAMES (1) BARBAR, LONDON, 1758, MAKER'S MARK OF JEREMIAH ASHLEY
with swamped barrels fitted with moulded silver fore-sights, the breeches finely chiselled and gilt with rococo ornament and signed within a border-engraved frame ahead of a shell, struck with London view and proof marks and the barrelsmith's mark, the letters IB beneath a mullet, on the left, gold-lined vents, finely engraved grooved tangs, stepped locks of circa 1830 signed 'Wheeler', fitted with rainproof pans, 'French' cocks, rollers and bolt safety-catches, decorated with bouquets and sunbursts, figured walnut full stocks profusley inlaid with silver wire scrolls over their entire surface (small losses), finely carved with delicate leafy tendrils and a shell about the tangs, full silver mounts cast and chased with rococo designs in low relief, comprising openwork sideplates involving large flowerheads, tendrils and a central shell, trigger-guards with shell terminals beneath a flowerhead canopy, each with a large rococo flowerhead on a punched ground on the bow, engraved spurred pommels with grotesque mask caps, escutcheons engraved wih the owner's crest, a pair of ramrod-pipes, and silver-tipped ramrods with iron worms, probably the original: in early fitted mahogany case lined in green baize (light wear, compartment lids replaced, one small chip), complete with some accessories including red leather-covered three-way flask, bullet mould and rammer, together with two modern detached flintlocks inscribed 'Barbar', the trigger-guards each engraved 368-20-4414
28.2 cm; 11 1/8 in barrels

Provenance
The John A. Williams Collection of English Pistols, sold Sotheby's, 22nd May 1979, lot 79

James Barbar, son of Lewis Barbar, presented his mark (cited above) on the death of the latter in 1740. He became Gentleman Armourer to George II in 1741, a post he held until 1762, and was Furbisher at Hampton Court until 1767.

The crest is that of Morrice.
Estimate:  £10000 - 15000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 341
A PAIR OF 80 BORE OVER-AND-UNDER FLINTLOCK BOX-LOCK TAP-ACTION POCKET PISTOLS SIGNED RIVIERE, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1820
with turn-off barrels stamped 0-3 respectively, brass actions numbered en suite, engraved with trophy-of-arms ovals signed on the left and inscribed 'London' on the right, fitted with tap levers on the left, and engraved sliding thumb-piece safety-catches also locking the steels, figured walnut bag-shaped butts, iron trigger-guards engraved with a star, and each with red painted inventory number '325'
3.7 cm; 1 1/2 in barrels

Provenance
The John A. Williams Collection of English Pistols, sold Sotheby's, 22nd May 1979, lot 19.
Estimate:  £1800 - 2200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 342
A 50 BORE OVER-AND-UNDER FLINTLOCK BOX-LOCK TAP-ACTION PISTOL BY KETLAND & CO, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1790
with turn-off barrels stamped '1' and '2' respectively, engraved action signed on the left and inscribed 'London' on the right each beneath a swag, fitted with associated tap lever on the left, and sliding thumb-piece safety-catch also locking the steel, flat-sided figured walnut butt cut with chequering over the spine, iron trigger-guard engraved with a rococo flower (rubbed), and with red painted inventory number '406'
7.5 cm; 3 in barrels

Provenance
The John A. Williams Collection of English Pistols, sold Sotheby's, 22nd May 1979, lot 64
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 343
A PAIR OF 20 BORE FLINTLOCK BELT PISTOLS BY SAMUEL LOVE, LONDON, CIRCA 1700
with rebrowned barrels formed in two stages, struck with London view and proof marks, the barrelsmith's mark and signed over the breeches, engraved tangs, signed rounded locks engraved with strawberry foliage (restorations), full stocks, carved with mouldings over the fore-ends and about the tangs, brass mounts comprising scrolling side-plates with monsterhead finials, trigger-guards with foliate terminals and foliage on the bows, spurred pommels, fitted with grotesque mask caps, vacant foliate escutcheons, and a pair of ramrod-pipes, and brass tipped ramrods, each with red painted inventory number '408'
20.5 cm; 8 in barrels
(2)

Provenance
The John A. Williams Collection of English Pistols, sold Sotheby's, 22nd May 1979, lot 47
Estimate:  £2500 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 344
A FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS PISTOL BY JAMES YATES, CIRCA 1700
with brass barrel formed in four stages divided by raised mouldings, octagonal then polygonal breech engraved with strawberry foliage, signed on the top flat and struck with the London view and proof marks and the maker's marks, engraved iron tang, signed rounded lock engraved en suite with the breech, elmwood full stock (repairs), engraved openwork brass side-pale decorated with scrolling tendrils, spurred iron pommel, and brass trigger-guard engraved with a leafy scroll on the bow and with foliate terminals
16.5 cm; 6 1/2 in barrel

Provenance
The John A. Williams Collection of English Pistols, sold Sotheby's, 22nd May 1979, lot 15

James Yates, a former apprentice of John Huff in the Blacksmiths Company, was made Free of the Gunmakers Company by redemption 1678, submitted his proof piece 1680 and is last recorded 1707.
Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 345
AN 18 BORE SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK PISTOL BY RICHARD (1) WILSON, LONDON, 1745, MAKERS MARK JA
with tapering brass barrel engraved with a linear panel drawn-out to a rococo shell, inscribed 'London, and struck with London view and proof marks and the barrelsmith's mark, engraved iron tang, signed rounded lock decorated with border ornament and scrolls (top-jaw and steel replaced), full stock, silver mounts comprising trophy-of-arms side-plate, trigger-guard with acanthus finial, grotesque mask butt-cap, vacant rococo escutcheon and two moulded ramrod-pipes, and associated silver-tipped wooden ramrod
19.8 cm; 7 7/8 in barrel

The John A. Williams Collection of English Pistols, sold Sotheby's, 22nd May 1979, lot 66.
Estimate:  £700 - 900 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 346
A RARE PAIR OF 20 BORE FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS WITH SILVER-MOUNTED BRASS POMMELS BY JAMES SPENCER, CIRCA 1690
with swamped barrels formed in three stages, engraved with a spray of strawberry foliage in place of the fore-sights, the breeches signed and engraved with a symmetrical panel of strawberry foliage beneath, stamped on the left with London view and proof and the barrelsmtihs marks, signed locks engraved with strawberry foliage, cocks engraved en suite, rootwood full stocks carved with mouldings about the rear ramrod-pipes and the tangs (one fore-end replaced ahead of the rear ramrod-pipe, the other with a small repair), iron openwork side-plates formed as scrolling foliage with monsterhead terminals, engraved moulded trigger-guards with foliate terminals, engraved escutcheons decorated with strawberry foliage, and brass pommels encased in silver chased with an alternating arrangement of reclining figures and portrait masks beneath a frieze of putti heads (the engraving and pommels rubbed),and later ramrods, each with red painted inventory number '439'
28.2 cm; 11 1/8 in barrels
(2)

Provenance
The John A. Williams Collection of English Pistols, sold Sotheby's, 22nd May 1979, lot 80

James Spencer apprenticed to Thomas Towle, turned over to John Tarles in 1678 and became free of the Gunmakers Company on 15th April 1686. After two years as a journeyman he opened his business in the parish of St Botolph in 1689. He was gunmaker to the Ordnance 1689-98, dying the following year in 1699. See Neal & Back 1984, pp. 204-5.

The treatment of the pommels is notably unusual. A pistol by Godfrey Taylor with a pommel involving a similar decorative scheme is discussed by Weaver and Godwin 2018, pp. 114-125.
Estimate:  £6000 - 8000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 347
A PAIR OF 18 BORE SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK TURN-OFF BELT PISTOLS BY WILLIAM (1) TURVEY, LONDINI, CIRCA 1720
with cannon barrels moulded at the muzzles, engraved separate tangs, signed rounded actions struck beneath the trigger-guards with London view and proof marks and the barrelsmith's marks, figured walnut butts carved with a raised foliate moulding about the tangs, cast and chased silver pommels each formed as a lionhead with long foliate mane, foliate escutcheons engraved with the owner's crest (rubbed, probably a baton clasped by an outstretched forearm), and moulded iron trigger-guards, each with red painted inventory number '380'
12.0 cm; 4 3/4 in barrels
(2)

Provenance
The John A. Williams Collection of English Pistols, sold Sotheby's, 22nd May 1979, lot 69
Estimate:  £3000 - 3500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 348
A RARE PAIR OF WATERS PATENT FLINTLOCK BOX-LOCK PISTOLS BY WATERS & CO, PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, NOS. 298 AND 299, CIRCA 1780
with brass barrels and actions formed in one piece, the former in three stages, moulded muzzles, carrying ramrods on the left, fitted with patent spring bayonets beneath the barrels, border-engraved actions signed on the right, inscribed 'Patent' and numbered on the left, fitted with iron sliding thumb-piece safety-catches, border-engraved tangs, figured swelling walnut butts, engraved iron trigger-guards with moulded edges and sliding for bayonet release, brass grotesque mask butt-caps, and vacant silver escutcheons
18.5 cm; 7 1/4 in barrels
(2)

Provenance
The John A. Williams Collection of English Pistols, sold Sotheby's, 22nd May 1979, lot 50

John Waters (1766-88) was granted British patent no. 1284 on 9 March 1781 for attaching bayonets to pistols. He has been credited with the invention of the spring bayonet though this was contested, unsuccessfully, by William Grice. Another pair of pistols built on this patent, numbered 232 and 233 were sold in these rooms, 7th December 2017, lot 277. See Neal & Back p. 123, plate 500.
Estimate:  £2500 - 4000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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