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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.
Kepi in tin. Maker's label. City of Bristol Rifle Volunteers Corp. 1874. Leather top detached but present. With pom pom. Medusa head on back.
Percussion shotgun, England c1850. Octagonal to round barrel with under-rib holding 2 ramrod pipes (1 missing). Constructed with a false breech which is engraved and has a gold line. Engraved barrel tang. Barrel secured to the stock by 1barrel slide with white metal side-plates. Ramrod missing. Walnut half stock with chequered wrist, engraved iron furniture comprising; butt plate, trigger guard and forward ramrod pipe. White metal fore-end cap. Back-action engraved percussion lock - unsigned. Secured to the stock by 1 sidenail.
Piece of iron shell in an iron stand. 'Part of a Chinese gun boat blown up by the French'.
Pair of flintlock holster pistols by H.W.Mortimer, London. Round iron barrels secured to the stock by 2 barrel slides. Walnut full stocks with plain butts. Brass furniture (trigger guard and 2 ramrod pipes). Flintlocks of flat form plates with stepped tails and bevelled edges, anti-friction rollers, sliding bolt safety catches. Signed H.W.Mortimer & Son. Wooden ramrods with horn tips. Circa 1806-1813. - Brian Godwin
Flintlock pocket pistol. Plain brass turn-off barrel and frame, signed in script on the frame ?Wilkinson, Bristol?. The breech stamped with proof marks of the London Gunmakers Company. Walnut slab sided grip. Top mounted sliding safety catch and folding trigger. 1815-20.
Percussion shotgun by J. Hooke, York. Octagonal to round barrel with under-rib (loose) holding 2 ramrod pipes. Constructed with a false breech. Engraved barrel tang. Barrel secured to the stock by 1barrel slide with white metal side-plates. Wooden ramrod with brass tip. Walnut half stock with chequered wrist, engraved iron furniture comprising; butt plate, trigger guard and forward ramrod pipe. White metal escutcheon. Flat engraved percussion lock- unsigned. Secured to the stock by 1 sidenail.
Cavalry sword with solid shell guard and braided wire handle. Blade has notched edge and tip is missing.
Flintlock military blunderbuss, similar to the 1715 Sea Service blunderbuss. Round iron smooth bore barrel, with flared muzzle, the breech stamped with London Gunmakers Company proof mark? Retained to the stock with 2 barrel pins (1 Missing). Later wooden ramrod. Walnut full stock with square top butt and hand-rail form wrist. Brass furniture comprising; butt plate, trigger guard and 1 ramrod pipes. Flat form 1703 Pattern flintlock, unmarked. Dog catch missing. Retained to the stock by 3 sidenails.
Cap. Universal pattern plate. Wool felt. Officer's model. 1812-16. No plume. Not equipped for cap lines. 'GR' on front. (George 3rd) Silk cocade. Tape around rim. Stitched paper lining. Underneath the paper was a cloth (silk?). Chin scales. Cap cords. Gold bullion and gold and red.
Cured shako plate. Headless eagle. 3rd Regiment. Cast. 2 pins and sewing holes. (Double fixings.)
Side or snare drum, with brass shell. Wooden hoops to hold heads in place, painted in red and white stripes. Ropes tied across hoops and shell. Bottom hoop has 3 metal studs for feet. Snare wires across the lower drumhead. Knotted carrying rope attached to top hoop. Stamped into shell: Henry Potter & Co 36 West street Charing Road London 1914 BRISTOL BN. GLOS. R. 4
Shield with a decorated front: red background, 3 wavy black stars on a cream segment and a gold bird at the top left.
Percussion 'walking stick' or cane gun, England, mid 19th century. Round turn-off iron barrel with bead fore-sight. Round iron breech and box-lock action containing the concealed percussion mechanism. Exposed hammer and trigger. Wooden handle with iron frame the top edge with a sighting groove. Detachable wooden butt with iron butt plate. Unsigned.
Crossbow tiller or stock of wood with bone trigger/nut release mechanism. The tiller widens at the front tend and has a hole for insertion of the bow arm. The top cut with a bolt channel.
Bullet in envelope inscribed 'from first shrapnel shell to burst in Natal, 1899'. 61st Regiment.
Percussion sporting shotgun by William Hole. Round Damascus twist barrels of side by side construction with top-rib and 2 ramrod pipes, signed William Hole, High Street, Bristol. Bead foresight and engraved false breech and barrel tang. Platinum safety vents. Barrel secured to the stock by 1 barrel slide with steel escutcheons. Wooden ramrod with brass tip and steel end. Walnut half stock with chequered wrist. Engraved iron furniture comprising; butt plate, trigger guard with squared back, and forward ramrod pipe. White metal vacant escutcheon. Double curved triggers. Flat engraved right and left hand percussion locks, the tails of the plates pinched in, and signed 'W.Hole, Bristol'. Secured to the stock by 1 sidenail.
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