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  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £15,950
. A very Fine cased Pair of Flintlock Officers Pistols by H. W. Mortimer. . A very Fine cased Pair of Flintlock Officers Pistols by H. W. Mortimer A very Fine cased Pair of Flintlock Officers Pistols by H. W. Mortimer .14&157; overall, 8 1/2&157; round slightly swamped 22 bore barrels, engraved &#acute;H.W Mortimer London&#acute;, barrel tangs florally engraved, flat bolted lockplates border engraved, H.W. Mortimer, Swan necked cocks ,spoon shaped pans. Hockey stick butts, walnut full stocks, brass furniture comprising oval escutcheon engraved &#acute;Col Napier&#acute; . Trigger guards with trophy of arms to bows, plain baluster turned ramrod pipes, original ramrods with horn tips one with worm. In their original mahogany caddy top case with inset brass handle. With original flask ,built mould and loading rod. Original H.W.Mortimer, 89 Fleet Street label in lid .Pistol is in very good condition, old refinish finish to barrels, some original finish in protected areas. Circa 1790.   Images courtesy of West Street Antiques (http://www.antiquearmsandarmour.com/)
  • Nation : Italian
  • Local Price : 19,000.00 USD
RARE SPANISH OR ITALIAN WHEEL POMMEL RAPIER C.1530. No single form or date can be given to the point at which the rapier evolved. However, accepting the common definition, this example comes very close to that point, retaining the principal attributes of the Gothic broadsword, straight cross guard and wheel pommel. Its simple counter guard is identical to one on an example in the Sir James Mann collection dated to the 1520s. Other examples with variations of the guard are dated earlier, however, they all evidently have cutting/thrusting blades. The heavy diamond section blade of this example marked VALENCIA (sic.) distinguishes it as among the very earliest swords made primarily for thrusting with in respect to then evolving sword technique. 35 3/4" length blade. Allowing for the commerce in weapons, the universal popularity of imported weapons and the blade inscription, it is reasonable to conclude that it was produced for the Spanish market and as such might be linked to the conquistadors. Of the few related examples, it appears that several are in excavated condition and nearly all in public collections.
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £12,995
Rare New Land pattern musket. A rare New Land pattern musket A rare New Land pattern musket 58&157; overall. 42&157; barrel with Ordnance proofs, flat New Land pattern lock with Crown GR and inspector&#acute;s mark under pan. Full length walnut stock, barrel retained with 3 slides, butt with storekeeper&#acute;s stamp for 1802, inspector&#acute;s stamp behind the tang, with regulation brass furniture comprising butt plate, trigger guard with sling swivel, &#acute;S&#acute; shaped side plate with central screw, with 3 ramrod pipes. Original rammer with swell. Circa 1802. A very rare musket in very good darkly patinated sleepy condition. Lacking its forward swivel & nose-cap, otherwise very good.   Images courtesy of West Street Antiques (http://www.antiquearmsandarmour.com/)
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £12,995
. A fine cased pair of Travelling Pistols by Staudenmayer. . A fine cased pair of Travelling Pistols by Staudenmayer  A fine cased pair of Travelling Pistols by Staudenmayer. London, No. 1485, 12&157; overall, 6 ¼&157; octagonal 20 bore sighted barrels engraved STAUDENMAYER, LONDON, with scratch rifling, signed on the upper flat and inlaid with a platinum line, engraved breech tang, fitted with standing back-sight. Flat stepped border and foliate engraved side locks, engraved STAUDENMAYER, LONDON, with push-on safety, swan necked cocks with semi waterproof pans, engraved steel mounts including trigger-guard decorated with a trophy-of-arms and pineapple finals and later fitted spurs. Figured walnut full stocks with chequered rounded butts, with ramrod-pipe and horn tipped ramrods. Contained in their original oak case with brass lifting handle and two hooks The hinged lid bearing the glued in Trade Card for J. Wilkinson and Son. Lined with green baize, with some accessories including copper and brass pistol flask, turn screw, bullet mound and loading rod . Circa 1815, spurs added about 1835 by Wilkinson who then added his card to the case lid. Pistols in good condition some finish to the trigger guards Samuel Henry Staudenmayer former apprentice of John Manton, Gunmaker, 35 Jermyn Street., 1799; 35 Cockspur Street 1802- 14; 35 Cockspur Street 1814-25. Gunmaker to the Prince of Wales and Duke of York: See Blackmore. H.L., A Dictionary of London Gunmakers 1350- 1850, page 184.   Images courtesy of West Street Antiques (http://www.antiquearmsandarmour.com/)
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £12,500.00
VERY RARE, MINT RIFLED BORE, BATTLE OF WATERLOO, British Pattern 1800 Baker Flintlock Rifle By Ketland Birmingham To The 44th (East Essex) Regiment Of Foot, Baker Sword Bayonet By Osborn Birmingham With Scabbard & Original Horn Powder Flask. Sn 14257 -. The Baker rifle (officially known as the Pattern 1800 Infantry Rifle) was a flintlock rifle used by the Rifle Regiments of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars. It was the first standard-issue, British-made rifle accepted by the British armed forces. The Baker Rifle was first produced in 1800 by Ezekiel Baker, a master gunsmith from Whitechapel. The famous 95th Rifles, Light Infantry Regiments adopted these accurate rifles (the hit Napoleonic War, Book & TV series Sharpe’s Rifles featured this pattern of rifle). The British Army was still issuing the Infantry Rifle in the 1830s. This is a superb, very rare, original, Baker rifle. It has all original wood work and metal work all in excellent condition with correct bayonet bar, flip up 2 leaf rear sight, brass blade fore sight, original correct 30” long steel ram rod with small ‘BH’ inspection mark and sling swivels. The rifle measures 45 ¾” overall with a 30” round steel barrel which has a near mint, clean rifled bore with crisp well defined rifling. The barrel has crisp proof marks. The lock is stamped with Georgian Kings Crown and Royal Cypher ‘GR’ (George Rex) together with manufacturer’s name ‘W. Ketland’ (William Ketland Gunmaker Steelhouse Lane & Whitall Street Birmingham 1802-1807, see Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol. 2). The hammer is fitted with flint. It has a brass butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang and fore end barrel block. The stock has a figured cheek piece and has a void oval brass disc inlaid on top of the wrist. The rifle cocks and dry fires perfectly. The butt plate tang is stamped ‘44’ to the British 44th (East Essex) Regiment of Foot, an Infantry Regiment in the British Army, raised in 1741. The Regiment served in the American War of Independence and the Napoleonic Wars and fought at the battle of Waterloo 1815. The 44th became the Essex Regiment in 1881. The rifle is accompanied by its original very rare, Baker rifle sword bayonet with broad 22 ½” long steel blade and grooved brass handle with knuckle guard. The ricasso under the langet is marked with what appears to be a partial letter ‘O’, most likely Osborne (unable to clearly photograph but visible in the Osborn signature image inset in image 2). The back of the blade is crisply signed by the manufacturer ‘Osborn’ (the Birmingham cutler Henry Osborn was in business from around 1785 and was to go on to be one of the most prominent cutlers of his time with a reputation for innovation and new ideas. Osborn produced some of the first prototypes of the iconic 1796 Pattern Light Cavalry Sabre). The handle incorporates the correct bayonet release button. The handle is stamped ‘III’ which is most likely a weapon number. The bayonet comes with its original black leather scabbard with brass locket and chape. These bayonets are rarely found with their scabbards. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. Also accompanying this rifle is its original large polished horn powder flask. The curved horn flask is 11” in length and 2 ½” wide at the base. The horn is in superb condition and has a brass base cap and sprung screw off nozzle. Its brass throat mount is fitted with sling swivel as is its brass base cap. The flask is fitted with a later cord sling. There are no visible date or manufacturer marks on the horn powder flask. The price for this very rare sought after Napoleonic Wars era collection including a rifle to a Regiment that fought at Waterloo & which is a must for any serious collector includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14257
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £12500
South German Or Swiss Hand And A Half Sword Circa 1560.   A scarce, fine and attractive hand and a half sword dating to the mid 16th century. This sword is a well made example, finely balanced in hand, well designed and constructed, and in fine condition. The hilt is of a distinctive form, somewhat similar to the contemporary hilts of more common single handed swords known as "Saxon", but most certainly made and used over a much wider region. Two similar examples are in Doge's Palace in Venice.   The hilt consists of a robust square section quillon block from which the broad arms of the cross guard are forged in flattened diamond section broadening towards the ends and terminating in shallow diamond profiles mounted with knops in the centre. A ring guard is forged from the block, and a smaller secondary ring guard sits beneath this attached to the base of two vertically aligned convex crescents of iron, which extend from the base of the block either side of the ricasso. This structure is further strengthened on the reverse side by two crossed loops of rounded form which protrude from the block and attach to the base of the guard crescents below. A thumb ring is also emanates from the block above these loops. The pommel is of solid cone form with a slightly flared and narrow neck beneath. The waisted stepped grip is of wood covered with leather over a cord wrap.   The broad blade is double edged with a ricasso extending some 5.5 inches (14 cm) from the hilt. A single broad central fuller extends down the centre of the blade 9.5 inches (24 cm) flanked by two shorter fullers of similar width which extend for the length of the ricasso. Beyond the central fuller the blade is of flattened lenticular section to its tip. The tip is of rounded cutting form.   Just beyond the end of the central fuller a stamped armourers mark is present either side which consists of a face in a half moon facing to the left. Sometimes this type of mark was used by Solingen smiths but was most commonly adopted by Toledo makers with minor variations to identify the work of each smith and or location. This mark particularly resembles the Toledo mark of Espadero del Rey. The blade is most likely of Northern Italian origin manufactured by a Toledo trained smith, working in an area under Spanish control, possibly Milan, from where Spanish blades could easily access the wider European sword making markets.   It is also possible that the mark may belong to a Spanish trained smith that went on to work in one of the non-Spanish blade-making centres such as Solingen and that the sword was made in its entirety there. This sword form was not common in the Spanish armoury. Some European sword makers are known to have trained in Toledo, for example Heinrich Col who was a German from Solingen who worked in Toledo then in Germany (Cf. Seitz I, p. 344, and II, p. 268) indicating that movement of smiths between blade and sword making centres occurred. For more information on this mark see "European Makers of Edged Weapons, Their Marks - A Handbook for Museums and Collectors", Staffan Kinman, Norrkopings Tryckeri, 2015.   These large swords were not just for two-handed use. They were designed to be used equally well with one hand by a trained user. In the 16th century these swords were probably not a rare site on European battlefields, carried by mercenaries and professional soldiers in armies fighting almost permanently during a time of shifting religious, political and dynastic change. As fashions changed towards the beginning of the 17th century they went out of use and today are quite rare compared to the survival rates of two-handed swords which are of the "bearing sword" variety - large, well made, imposing and decorous, but designed mainly to be carried point up in civic procession rather than for use in combat.   Blade length 39 inches (99 cm). Length overall 47.5 inches (120.5 cm).  
  • Nation : -
  • Local Price : $15995 USD
Exceptional Skeleton Hilt Rapier, Probably by Gottfried Leygebe, ca. 1660. Cast and chiseled silver hilt featuring large single side ring of ribbed diamond-section with central opposing artichoke buds. Protruding from the obverse of the quillon block are three down-turned diagonal bars ending in artichoke finials; reverse quillon block decorated with acanthus in relief. Hollow grip of intertwined rope work; pommel of artichoke form with long button. The delicate parts of the hilt are reinforced with iron bars, visible behind the slender stems. Slender 32" double-edged blade of hexagonal section with 9" central fuller, pierced with geometric designs and stamped with several small marks at the ricasso. Blade lightly pitted. Overall length 38 ½". Likely a one-of-a-kind piece, which would be proudly displayed in the finest museum collections. Gottfried Christian Leygebe (1630-1683) of Nuremberg was a highly acclaimed sculptor and metal worker. In 1645 he travelled to Nuremberg to train as an armourer with Albrecht Liechtmann. He specialized in engraving in iron, made contact with Georg Pfr
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £12,000
Rare Knightly sword from the Castiillion river find. rare Knightly sword from the Castiillion river find A rare Knightly sword from the Castiillion river find, 39&157; overall, Double-edged blade of triangular shape, ribbed at the centre; thin quillons slightly curved toward the blade, octagonal pommel relieved at the centre. Together with the scabbard iron chape. Very rare sword in excavated condition. Provenance: private collection from Marseille. Then Robert Brooker collection. The sword was found near Castillion. (The Battle of Castillon of 1453 was the last battle fought between the French and the English during the Hundred Years’ War). References, London Park Lane Arms fair catalogue 1993 and 2012 and R.E Oakeshott A River Find of 15th Century Swords   Images courtesy of West Street Antiques (http://www.antiquearmsandarmour.com/)
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