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  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £15,995
. A very fine pair of duelling pistols by Durs Egg. . A very fine pair of duelling pistols by Durs Egg
  • 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
  • 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
. A fine cased pair of Travelling Pistols by Staudenmayer. . A fine cased pair of Travelling Pistols by Staudenmayer
  • 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 : £12,500.00
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 : -
  • 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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