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FINELY CARVED EARLY 19TH CENTURY MAORI TAIAHA FIGHTING STAFF
A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY NEW ZEALAND MAORI WARRIOR FIGHTING STAFF, INTRICATELY CARVED POINTED TERMINAL REPRESENTING THE HEAD & TONGUE WITH INSET PAUA SHELL EYES, LONG HAND SHAPED SHAFT WITH TAPERED TERMINAL. LOVELY PERIOD COLOUR & PATINATION THROUGHOUT.
A CARVED STAFF SUCH AS THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN USED IN HAND TO HAND COMBAT AND AS A SYMBOL OF STATUS IN SOCIETY AMONG THE NEW ZEALAND MAORI PEOPLE.

DIMENSIONS:
133CM LONG
5CM WIDE
3CM DEEP
Ref: TAIAHA
Price: £1,850





A RARE 19TH CENTURY REMINGTON BARREL AMERICAN CIVIL WAR 'KENTUCKY LONGRIFLE'
A FINE SLENDER MID 19TH CENTURY 'KENTUCKY LONGRIFLE', THE BARREL STAMPED 'REMINGTON' -LIKELY AN EARLY EXAMPLE FROM THE FAMOUS AMERICAN ARMS MANUFACTURER. WITH ELABORATE BRASS INLAY TO THE SHAPED STOCK WITH INSET SHOT COMPARTMENT, ENGRAVED PERCUSSION MECHANISM 'A W SPIES WARRANTED', SHAPED BRASS TRIGGER GUARD, LOVELY HICKORY/WALNUT STOCK WITH INLAID WHITE METAL, ALL TIMBER RAMROD AND HEAVY BORED BARREL. THE BARREL STAMPED ' J ILBESTRO , BUFFALO, NY'
FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION.
AESTHETICALLY A VERY PLEASING WELL COLOURED WALL MOUNT.

A LITTLE BACKGROUND TO THE KENTUCKYLONGRIFLE COURTESY OF D BOGAN:
The great Kentucky flintlock-hunting rifle was more accurate than any known previous firearm and soon became famous. The history of Tennessee, Kentucky, and certainly the history of the United States, are each very much connected with the history of the Kentucky Long Rifle. This rifle is also known as the Kentucky, the hog rifle, or the long rifle. It was designed to be light, slender and graceful, and was the first truly American firearm. Created in the 1730s in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, by skillful immigrant craftsmen from Germany and Switzerland, the Kentucky rifle was the supreme implement created as a state of the art, ultimately for over a century, until the coming of the "cap and ball" percussion rifle in 1840.
This rifle became the primary weapon of the frontiersmen, especially in the isolated and hazardous wilds of Tennessee and Kentucky. The extensive use in Kentucky led to the adoption of the name " Kentucky" for this rifle. Daniel Boone carried a Kentucky Rifle through Cumberland Gap.
During the Revolutionary War the British soldiers trained for volley shooting.George Washington made a special effort to recruit frontiersmen who owned Kentucky Rifles. General Washington was able to assemble about 1,400 riflemen or backwoodsmen carrying Kentucky Rifles. In training camps their feats of marksmanship astonished onlookers, some of whom were British spies. Word of these buckskin-wearing riflemen quickly spread to the British Army. Washington soon observed that the British gave his backwoodsmen wide latitude. As a hoax, he dressed up some of his musket-bearing soldiers in buckskins, knowing that the British assumed that anyone wearing frontier garb was carrying a Kentucky.The Kentucky Rifle was considered to be a necessity by frontiersmen, and practically every frontier family owned one. Rifle shooting was a way of life on the great American frontier, and nearly every settlement had a shooting match on weekends and holidays. The rifle was thus used for recreation, as well as for protection and hunting.
Ref: KENTUCKY LONGRIFLE
Price: £1,800





NAPOLEONIC FLINTLOCK MUSKET WITH ZURICH MILITIA STAMP
FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION- A 19TH CENTURY FRENCH FLINTLOCK MUSKET THE HARDWOOD STOCK BRANDED '1820 BARREL STAMPED 'Z' (ZURICH MILITIA) LIKELY SOLD TO THE SWISS MILITIA AT A LATER DATE. MECHANISM IN GOOD WORKING CONDITION, OLD WORM MARKS AT TOP OF BARREL SUPPORT (SEE PHOTOS) OVERALL GOOD CONDITION FOR A MUSKET OF THIS TYPE.

DIMENSIONS:
143CM LONG
15CM DEEP
6CM WIDE
Ref: FRENCH 1820 FLINTLOCK MUSKET
Price: £1,300





EARLY 19TH CENTURY CHILDS MUSKET
A 19TH CENTURY CHILDS MUSKET, WITH SHAPED STOCK , UNSIGNED.
FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION.(PRICE INCLUDES CHILDS MUSKET ONLY. PROBABLY A FRENCH CADET MUSKET 1820-1840.THE OTHER GUN IS FOR AN IDEA OF SCALE. FOR SALE IN SEPARATE LISTING)

DIMENSIONS:
101CM LONG
10CM DEEP
5CM WIDE
Price: £795





1856 ENFIELD CARBINE ARTILLERY RIFLE
CLEAN 19TH CENTURY ARTILLERY PERCUSSION RIFLE STAMPED AND DATED, SQUAT LENGTH WITH BRASS & STEEL MOUNTS. FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION.
Ref: THE SHORT SHOOTER
Price: £750





19TH CENTURY AMERICAN CONFEDERATE CUTLASS
A 19TH CENTURY CONFEDERATE CUTLASS- WITH BROAD POMMEL /HAND GUARD AND ETCHED GRIP, SWEPT BATTLEWORN BLADE. TYPICAL OF THE COMMERCE OF WAR THESE BLADES WERE PRODUCED FROM EUROPEAN BAYONETS LESS FAVOURED BY TROOPS FOR THEIR LENGTH & WIGHT AND SO WERE ADAPTED AND REDISTRIBUTED DURING THE US CIVIL UNREST. FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION.

DIMENSIONS:
85CM LONG
14 CM WIDE
14CM DEEP
Ref: CONFEDERATE CUTLASS
Price: £495





LATE 19TH CENTURY INDIAN COLONIAL RIFLE
A RESTORED 19TH CENTURY COLONIAL INDIAN PERCUSSION RIFLE, WITH TEAK STOCK BRASS TRIGGER GUARD AND STOCK SUPPORT. CLEAN CONDITION

DIMENSIONS:
16CM TALL
6CM WIDTH
112CM LONG
Ref: CLEAN INDIAN PERCUSSION
Price: £350





FINE 18TH CENTURY FLINTLOCK FOWLING GUN WITH SILVER MOUNT & WALNUT STOCK
A HANDSOME LATE 18TH CENTURY FLINTLOCK FOWLING GUN WITH SHAPED WALNUT STOCK SILVER MOUNT ABOVE THE TRIGGER BRASS ROD MOUNTS,AND SHAPED STEEL STOCK SUPPORT. FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION.
NO CERTIFICATE REQUIRED

DIMENSIONS:
135CM LONG barrel 95cm
5CM WIDE
15CM DEEP
Ref: SILVER MOUNT FOWLER
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