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Sword. Label states: 'Sword of Major Hanson 99th Foot. Used during Zulu War, 1877-79.'
British military India Pattern musket converted from flintlock to percussion. Round iron barrel, the breech stamped with proof marks of the Birmingham Proof House. Muzzle with raised fore-sight/bayonet stud. Retained to the stock with 3 barrel pins. Three-quarter walnut stock with brass furniture comprising; butt plate, trigger guard (sling swivel missing), side-plate, 3 ramrod pipes. Iron ramrod. Rounded lock converted from percussion and stamped with the Crowned Royal Cypher and Tower. Retained to the stock by 2 sidenails.
Mauser Model 1898 bolt-action magazine rifle. Stamped with serial number 9647. Steel butt plate and loop form trigger guard. Steel receiver with bolt action, the left side stamped with crown, ERFURT 1916 and model name name GEW 98, together with the serial number 9647.
Flintlock military style blunderbuss. Round brass barrel, with flared muzzle and cannon-like moulded rings. Retained to the stock with 1 barrel pin. Iron barrel tang. Wooden ramrod with brass tip. Walnut stock with hand-rail form wrist, plain military style brass furniture comprising; butt plate, trigger guard and sideplate. French style military form flintlock with sloping brass pan, unsigned. Retained to the stock by 2 sidenails.
Cuirassiers helmet. Horse hair plume. Chin strap. Remains of leather lining.
Officers coatee, Bristol Loyal Volunteers. Scarlet super fine broad cloth. Canary yellow facings. Curved shoulders. Bristol Volunteers buttons, tarnished silver. Lining has been cut out. 12 buttons left. Missing 10 buttons. One cuff is missing. Half of the lining of the collar is missing. Textile grenade badge removed. 30 inch chest. 3 inch front facings.
Bell top cap with badge. William IV monogram. Belonged to an officer from the Grenadier Company. Red silk lining. One detached partial chin scale and boss. Missing plume etc. Metal plume holder inside. Adapted for hanging with wire.
Flintlock military carbine - New Land Pattern Sergeants Carbine. Round iron smooth bore barrel, with blade fore-sight and standing rear-sight, the breech stamped with Kings Proof Mark (crossed sceptres and crown stamped twice). Retained to the stock with 3 barrel slides. Ramrod missing. Walnut three-quarter stock with Ordnance markings. Brass furniture comprising; butt plate, trigger guard with finger rest, sideplate with retaining screw, fore-end cap and 2 ramrod pipes. Sling swivels missing. Flat form New Land Pattern flintlock, stamped TOWER and GR under a Crown. Retained to the stock by 2 sidenails.
Breechloading vest pocket pistol. Liege-made copy of the 'Eclipse' pocket pistol. Steel barrel, nickel plated which swings to the right for breech loading. Calibre .22 rimfire. Stamped on left side with Liege proof marks and the initial A under a Star. Steel nickel plated frame containing single action lock mechanism, the rear of the frame extends to form a holder for the 2-piece wooden grip. Spur trigger. 'Birds beak' form grip. The left side of frame stamped with the initial A under a Star; the right side of frame stamped with the serial number 3053.
Shoulder braids. City of Bristol Rifle Volunteers. Lieutenant M. Roach. 12701.
Hip flask. Boer War trophy. Royal Engineers. Victoria Rooms, Clifton. Amateur dramatics performance. Glass with a tin bottom.
German bayonet, Mauser 'Butcher' bayonet. Wooden haft with brass fittings, and ribbed steel blade. Stamped HARTKOPF, SOLINGEN. Leather sheath with broken end is assumed to go with this trench bayonet.
German hunting crossbow with steel bow. Composite bow string. The bow held to the wooden stock with a cod support. Wooden stock or tiller inlaid with engraved bone panels depicting hunting scenes. The butt of gun form with carving, cheek piece and sliding cover on right side. Iron gun-type trigger guard with finger support. Set and release hair triggers.
English bullet or stone crossbow with steel bow with folding iron sight. Wooden stock or tiller with bone inlays (most missing), a turned wooden pommel at the rear end and iron bow fixing at the fore-end. Folding iron gaffle and release mechanism with retaining iron band.
English bullet or stone crossbow with steel bow with folding iron sight. Wooden stock or tiller with gun form butt (probably walnut), the wrist with brass repair plates; the forward end with an iron tip of decorative form. Folding front 2-pronged sight. Folding gaffle with large domed shaped knob, the whole retained into the top of the butt and held with a hooked catch. Iron trigger and trigger. Folding release mechanism, the folding rear sight missing.
English bullet or stone crossbow with steel bow with folding iron sight. Wooden stock or tiller with bone inlays (most missing), a turned iron pommel at the rear end and iron bow fixing at the fore-end. Gaffle and release mechanism missing.
English crossbow with broad steel bow. Plain wooden stock or tiller with bone bolt channel and nut. Iron fixing support for bow at the fore-end. Iron release bar or trigger.
Large target-shooting crossbow with steel bow. The steel bow held to the wooden stock (tiller) by iron bridle plates, these secured by iron staples. Wooden stock or tiller formed with a hand rest or support. The butt of rectangular form with rounded top and formed with a thumb groove. The tiller inset with iron plates to support the gaffle pegs. D-shaped stirrup at front end. Bone bolt channel and some bone inlay behind the nut. Brass nut and decorative trigger release lever.
Crossbow tiller or stock of wood with bone trigger/nut release mechanism. The tiller widens at the front end and has a hole for insertion of the bow arm. The top cut with a bolt channel.
French breech-loading military carbine converted from percussion using the 1867 'a tabatiere' (snuffbox) system (Snider principal). Round steel rifled barrel with bronze breech and hinged bronze breech block incorporating sprung firing pin and ejector. The breech block stamped with serial number 2042L. Bayonet mounting bar at muzzle. Blade fore-sight and folding rear-sight. Retained to the stock with 1 barrel band with spring retainer and sling swivel. Walnut half stock with iron furniture comprising; butt plate, rear sling swivel and trigger guard. Iron ramrod missing. Pattern percussion lock engraved 'Mre Imp.le de Chatellerault'. Retained to the stock by 2 sidenails.
Double-barreled percussion sporting rifle by George Gibbs. Round Damascus twist rifled (2 grooves) barrels of side by side construction with top-rib. 2 ramrod pipes(rear pipe with sling swivel support), and signed 'George Gibbs, 20 Clare Street, Bristol'. Blade foresight and 3 leaf folding rear sight marked 100, 200 & 500. Constructed with an engraved false breech with platinum safety vents. Engraved barrel tang. Stamped with London proof marks and serial number 2781 (1850). Barrel secured to the stock by 1 barrel slide with steel escutcheons. Wooden ramrod with brass tip and end. Walnut half stock with chequered wrist and formed with a cheek rest. Stamped with serial number 2781. Finely engraved iron furniture comprising; butt plate, trigger guard with finger rest, hinged butt trap and forward ramrod pipe. Gold engraved escutcheon and sling swivel support to underside of butt. Double curved triggers Flat engraved right and left hand percussion locks signed George Gibbs, with bolt safeties. Secured to the stock by 1 sidenail. Mahogany case with brass corners, handle catches, hinges and lock. Interior compartments lined with pig skin, some compartments with bone lifters. Some tools present; powder flask, sling, was cutters cleaning rod and jags. G Gibbs trade label in lid.
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