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Chassepot single shot breech-loading military rifle Model 1866. Round steel barrel with octagonal breech, rifled with 4 grooves. Blade foresight and adjustable ramp rearsight. Bayonet fixing bar at the muzzle. The breech stamped with various Ordnance markings including 'Cahen-Lyon Mle 1866' and the serial number U74708 and the date 1868.Breech-loading action with sliding bolt each component stamped with Ordnance marks and the serial number U74708. Attached to the stock by 2 steel barrel bands, the rear band with sling swivel, each band with a spring retainer. Wooden full-stock, the left side of butt stamped with serial number U74708. Furniture comprising steel butt-plate, trigger guard and rear sling swivel. Steel cleaning rod.
Iron musket barrel for a flintlock gun - iron breech plug, tang and tang screw
Percussion military carbine, Pattern 1856. Round iron rifled barrel, flattened breech with feint proof marks. Blade fore-sight and standing rear-sight with 2 folding leaves. Retained to the stock with 2 barrel bands. Iron ramrod with large domed head, retained to the barrel with a swivel link. Walnut full stock with brass furniture comprising; butt plate, trigger guard, fore-end cap and 2 ramrod pipes. Left side of stock with a saddle bar and swivel ring. Flat Enfield-type percussion lock with border line engraving and stamped with a Crown. Chained nipple protector. Retained to the stock by 2 sidenails.
Black wool cutaway front mess waistcoat, with 2 pockets and back belt adjustment. 4 brass Royal Engineers buttons. Back in twill silk. Lined in white cotton. Maker's label on back belt: Hobson & Sons, 5 & 6 Lexington Street, London W, with handwritten name of client: Capt J.A. Brown 2951.
Tailored black wool trousers with silver braid down outside leg to stirrup under the instep. Buttons on waistband for braces Maker's label: Hobson & Sons, 5 & 6 Lexington Street, London W, with handwritten name of client: Capt J.A. Brown 2951.
Flintlock military style carbine by Hill. Round iron rifled barrel (7 grooves), with blade fore-sight and standing rear-sight, and lined touch-hole. Retained to the stock with 3 barrel pins. Iron ramrod. Walnut full stock, with chequered wrist, the butt formed with a cheek piece. Brass furniture comprising; butt plate, trigger guard, fore-end cap and 2 ramrod pipes. Engraved flintlock, signed 'Hill'; with anti-friction roller to frizzen and semi-waterproof pan. Retained to the stock by 1 sidenail.
Albini-Braedlin single shot breech-loading military rifle. Round steel barrel with octagonal breech, rifled with grooves. Blade foresight and adjustable ramp rearsight. The breech stamped with various Ordnance markings including . Breech-loading action with hinged breech-block, the block pivoting upwards for loading and containing a firing pin and hinged extractor, each component stamped with Ordnance marks. Attached to the stock by 2 steel barrel bands (the forward band with a sling swivel) and nose-cap, each with a spring retainer. Wooden full-stock with steel furniture comprising butt-plate, trigger guard with rear sling swivel. Side lock with hammer, the plate stamped JP50 within shield. Retained to the stock by 1 sidenail. Steel cleaning rod.
Military flintlock holster pistol. Round barrel with moulded rings at the breech. Secured to the stock by 2 barrel pins. Walnut full stock with plain brass furniture comprising butt cap, trigger guard, sideplate and 1 ramrod pipe. Iron ramrod. Flintlock sidelock with flat plate. Roller frizzen. Secured to the stock by 2 sidenails. No Ordnance markings.
Flintlock musket. Walnut full stock. Crude iron trigger guard, no butt plate or ramrod pipes. Iron octagonal to round barrel, secured to the stock by 2 copper bands. Ramrod missing. Military style flintlock with ring-necked cock, with indistinct signature (possibly Coulson - not recorded). Secured to the stock by 1 sidenail.
Army Remount Service cap badge; depicts King George V cypher above a voided band; rampant horse within.
Small 'colour' flag, single-faced, blue with a gold fringe around edge. Central appliqued sphinx in white cotton, with black embroidered features. Above,A for A Company: below, TWELFTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE in right top corner, 4 scrolls for 25th April 1918, 28th June 1918, 21st August 1918, 28th August 1918
2 'Bristol Volunteers' metal buttons. City logo of ship and castle. Scales at top. 'BV'.
English flintlock shotgun, c1800 of very crude form. Iron barrel constructed in 2 stages, octagonal to round, with lower rib and false breech. 2 crudely constructed ramrod pipes (75.5cm). Engraved barrel tang. Bead fore-sight. Barrel secured to the stock by 1barrel slide with silver side-plates. Wooden ramrod. Crudely formed wooden half stock, with crude iron furniture comprising butt plate and trigger guard. Iron trigger. Lock missing.
Royal Bristol Artillery brass badge. City arms; 2 unicorns, a ship, and a castle. 'VIRTUTE ET INDUSTRIA/ ROYAL BRISTOL ARTILLERY'.
British breech-loading military carbine using the Jacob Snider hinged breech system of loading. Round steel rifled barrel with blade fore-sight and 2-leaf folding rear-sight. Stamped with Birmingham proof marks. Hinged breech block incorporating sprung firing pin and ejector. The breech block stamped Sniders Patent and arrow mark, together with G. Natriss, Bristol (unrecorded). Internally stamped N&L 645. Bayonet mounting bar at muzzle. Retained to the stock with 2 barrel bands (forward band with sling swivel). Walnut three-quarter stock stamped GN on the underside of fore-end and with a sling swivel on the underside of the butt. Brass furniture comprising; butt plate, trigger guard and fore-end cap. Iron ramrod. Flat and plain Enfield type percussion lock. Retained to the stock by 2 sidenails.
Percussion military carbine, Victoria Pattern c1850, signed Conting?. Round iron smooth bore barrel, with blade fore-sight and standing rear-sight. Retained to the stock with 2 barrel slides. Iron ramrod with large domed head, retained to the barrel with a swivel link. Walnut full stock with brass furniture comprising; butt plate, trigger guard with finger rest, fore-end cap and 2 ramrod pipes. Underside of butt and fore-end with sling swivels. Flat Enfield-type percussion lock with border line engraving and partly obliterated inscription including the word 'Conting' (faint). Retained to the stock by 2 sidenails, one formed with a large ring for mounting on a saddle.
Bell top shako with metal equipment. Chin strap is detached from leather backing. Attachments loose but all present. Shako cords were originally green, now brown. Leather topped shako. 42-44. Royal Victorian Rifles.
Regimental colours and pole. Large silk Union flag, now very faded and discoloured, with central roundel to Gloucestershire Regiment. Wooden pole. Description to be expanded when colours taken out to assess Silk is degraded and shattered, and has been stitched into netting to preserve it
Bible with missing front cover. Fly leaf states 1893. Collected 27th Feb 1900.
Invitation card to evening concert by Crimea and Veterans Association.
Flintlock sporting gun. Walnut half stock with chequered wrist. Engraved brass furniture comprising; trigger guard, butt plate, rear ramrod pipe. Horn fore-end cap; iron ramrod (not original). 2-stage iron barrel, round becoming octagonal at the breech, with under-rib and 2 ramrod pipes. Brass fore-sight. Barrel constructed with a false breech and having an engraved barrel tang with sighting groove. Secured to the stock by 2 barrel slides. Breech struck with proof marks P & V, and unidentified 'star' mark. Plain flintlock with rounded plate, unsigned. Secured to the stock by 1 sidenail.
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.
Helmet with separate internal sweatband (detached). Lion head at front. Both chin straps are present. Horse hair tail at back. Side plume missing. Lion head on front. 1850 model.
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