We offer a wide range of projects and parts including barrels, stocks, locks, trigger guards, butt plates, ramrod pipes, trigger assemblies, cases, flasks etc. as well as complete items in need of work. These are ideal for those of you who enjoy a project and are skilled in antique gun restoration. Some of these parts just look good on display as they are. Due to the nature of such items, they have defects (unless stated otherwise) so please study the photographs carefully. Please note that restoration projects, by their nature, are not subject to our normal returns policy. They are sold as seen in photographs.
A large flintlock heavy dragoon horse pistol 15 bore/.675", 13" octagonal to round with top flat and long brass bead fore sight. Integral tang with inspectors marking and grooved rear sight. No marks visible on barrel - underneath barrel not removed/inspected. Barrel has been converted to percussion in period but would be an easy reconversion to flint. Lock is missing - lockplate recess is 5.5" long by 1" height. Ramrod is missing. All iron furniture consisting of heavy ridged long eared butt cap, military type sideplate, ramrod pipe, trigger guard and trigger assembly present. Walnut stock is largely complete with some losses, feint 1771 marking under the stock and other markings which may be regimental. Carved raised comb around tang.
Overall length 20.5”. Whilst marked 1771, this pistol may well be earlier. Highly probable that it was used in the American Revolution. An impressive pistol.
A 50 bore rifled over and under barrel and breech by Manton, London. 9.4" barrels with top flat signed in gold script ‘Manton London’ with gold scrolls either side of signature. Some minor gold losses. Drilled for captive ramrod swivel - re-inforced in Platinum forward of the hole. London proofs to each barrel. Underside of barrel drilled for barrel under rib. Platinum plugs to breech with grooved rear sight. Left side nipple hole in need of re-tapping. No numbers evident on breech or barrel.
A basis for a project or would look really good displayed on its own once restored and re-browned.
A rare original Baker rifle stock together with original patch box from an abandoned project. Wood is excellent for its age - some evidence of temporary repairs to a few splits (see photos) one from rear of lock inletting to triggerguard underneath and another split from front sidenail forward but each will restore virtually invisibly as there is no wood loss. Nicely inletted for all parts. Stock was probably from a Volunteer Baker. An excellent basis for building a Baker using replacement parts at a fraction of the cost of buying an original or repairing a similar Baker with a poor stock. 45.25" long.
The price includes UK delivery. No licence is required to possess this item in the UK if owned as a curio as part of a collection or display.
Ex SASC (Small Arms School Collection of the British Army). Weapons Collection inventory number 0143. Unusual and probably unique Flintlock Signal Gun circa 1800-1815, of hand-held form similar in shape to cannon igniters of the period, 24 1/2in. overall, the forward section approximately 10in. and formed of brass, rounded action with provision for flintlock mechanism (missing lockplate, hammer and frizzen), off-centre priming pan and tube leading to a circular bronze flash-pan 3 1/4in. in diameter with hinged bronze lid, the walnut tiller butt with brass trigger-guard and internal connecting rod (at fault), the grip-piece stamped '109' (action and flash-pan miss-shapen), retaining its Weapons Collection identity disk stamped 0143.
As mentioned, the shape of this signal gun is very similar to Cannon Igniters of the period such as the one sold at Bonhams Antique Arms Auction, 23rd May 2018, Lot 203 which sold for £4,750 with a defective action but complete. Very useful reference for restoration of this signal gun.
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