Antique Guns & Tools

Accessories

A511 Hawksley glass oil bottle
An original square glass oil bottle from a quality guncase. 1.5" square, 2 1/8" tall. Used but in good overall condition. 65

A510 Pewter oil bottle.
An original pewter oil bottle from a shotgun or rifle case. No makers marks but looks like a Hawksley. Approx 1.75" tall, 7/8" diam at base, 1 1/8" diam at rim. 60

A509 500 cal extractor
A James Dixon 500 calibre extractor in nickel silver, catalogue code 1177B. Longer than usually found at 4.75", shown next to a 500 spent case. Well used and in need of a polish but very scarce. SOLD

A508 Combination extractor.
A nickel plated 12ga. cartridge extractor combined with a turnscrew. This is only the 2nd I have seen, I have been told a similar example is pictured in an Army & Navy catalogue but have been unable to confirm. SOLD

A507 8 bore extractor
An original nickel plated brass cartridge extractor for an 8ga. shotgun or double rifle. Very hard to find and often missing from cased sets. Has been well used but in good overall condition. SOLD

A506 Large bore cleaning rod
A substantial early ebony gun cleaning rod with removable handle. Rod is 32 1/4" from tip to below knob, 33" OAL, just over 30" with knob removed. Rod diameter is 0.6" which is more than most 12ga. so probably for a 10 bore at the least. A bit of wobble in the fittings from wood shrinkage but overall very good condition. A scarce rod, I usually just find the ends for these with the rod missing. SOLD

A505 Webley Longspur revolver combination tool
I believe this tool is specific to Webley 1st model Longspur percussion revolvers. It is only the third I have seen and the first outside of a cased set. Combines a turnscrew and a bullet rammer when attached to the revolvers frame. It is in good condition, with a few scratches to rammer portion as you might expect, much original blue. The bullet rammer end is 0.35" diameter and it is 5" oal. Nicely made and extremely rare. 200

A504 Early telescopic sight
An antique telescopic rifle sight. Sighted for 50 and 100 yards so presumably intended for a rook rifle. Marked BOZARD & CO. 33 NEW BOND STREET LONDON. Optically very good considering its age, reticule undamaged, padded leather eyepiece. SOLD

A503 James Dixon pistol oiler
An original pewter oil bottle for inclusion in a percussion pistol or revolver case, 1 7/16" tall. Good overall condition with some tarnishing. SOLD

A502 Lang & Son chamber brush
A 12ga. Lang chamber brush, cover marked Lang & Son New Bond Street London. SOLD

A501 Kynoch wads.
An original box of Kynoch 13ga. wads for breechloading cartridge cases. A bit of damage to one end, good label. 40

A500 Amberite gunpowder tin.
A small empty Amberite smokeless gunpowder tin. 1.75" x 3.5" x 5". Tin is a bit warped but it is an uncommon one. SOLD

A499 Eley & Kynoch ammunition boxes.
A group of original empty ammunition boxes, two early Eley Brothers examples for No.1 bulleted and .250. Two later Kynoch boxes for .303 and .318 rimless. 100

A Oilers
A selection of original oil bottles for gun cases listed below.

A498 Cogswell & Harrison gun oiler
A standard size pewter oil bottle for a gun case, approx 2.25" tall. Oil feather bent to one side but good overall condition. 60 SALE PENDING

A497 Hawksley gun oiler.
A standard size pewter oil bottle for a gun case, approx 2.25" tall. Good overall condition. SOLD

A496 Hawksley gun oiler
A 1.75" tall oil bottle for gun or rifle. Might also be suitable for a Howdah case. Good overall condition. 65 SALE PENDING

A495 Hawksley pistol oiler
An original pewter oil bottle for inclusion in a percussion pistol or revolver case, 1.5" tall. Good overall condition. 115 SALE PENDING

A494 Early gun or pistol oiler
This is an uncommon bright cut steel oiler for I would think a percussion gun or pistol. 1.75" tall, 1" square base. I've only seen a very few of these outside of cased sets. SOLD

A493 James Dixon powder flask
An original antique bag shaped powder flask from best quality maker James Dixon & Sons of Sheffield. Excellent overall condition with a few very minor dints. Original blued spring with much original lacquer to the brass. 4/8,3/8 and 2/8ths dram graduations to the nozzle. OAL approx 5 3/8". Suitable for the inclusion in a quality cased set such as an Adams or Tranter revolver SOLD

A492 Pistol powder flask
A small original antique pistol powder flask. Excellent overall condition with a few very minor dints. Unmarked but probably made by Dixon. Original blued spring with much original lacquer to the brass. 3 nozzle graduations. OAL approx 4 1/4". Suitable for the inclusion in a quality cased set. SOLD

A491 Oak pistol case
An antique oak pistol case probably for a percussion revolver. Dust trap still in place, original half stop hinges, trade label for Cogswell & Harrison, original key escutcheon and lid escutcheon. Leather handle has been attached in its working life, slight damage to one external corner, wear commensurate with age. Internally approx 12" x 6". A good original box. SOLD

A490 Gunsmith gauges.
A collection of gunsmith gauges in original wooden storage box. A variety of gauges for shotgun. Most marked with dimensions, two are Webley & Scott ones for 12ga. and 20ga. At one time most working gunsmiths would have owned similar boxes to this. SOLD

A489 470 NE gauge
A rare gunsmiths chamber gauge for a 470 Nitro Express rifle. Marked 470 CHAMBER PLUG the gauge is fully machined to the dimensions of a loaded 470 round. The end of the handle is stamped with a crown. An interesting item for the rifle or tool collector. SOLD

A488 Tranter patent rammer
An original Tranter rammer for percussion revolver marked W.TRANTERS PATENT. This is an early 1st pattern rammer with the much more uncommon straight line W.TRANTER'S PATENT stamping as they usually have the oval form one. Excellent condition with traces of colour hardening. A nice item for revolver or tool collector. SOLD

A487 Churchill advertising penknife
A nickel silver handled pocket knife stamped with E.J.Churchill's contact information. Made by Thomas Turner, cutlers to His Majesty. Built in wire cutters. The blades are badly corroded and the corkscrew is missing its tip but this is an unusual piece of advertising for a gunsmith. SOLD

A486 Cogswell and Harrison powder measure
A Hawksley made powder measure overstamped Cogswell and Harrison. Larger than is normally found, 5 graduations from 4 to 5 drams. Slight wobble to handle but good overall. An unusual measure, I would think for a 10 bore shotgun. I've had a few accessories stamped C&G over the years but this is the first measure I've seen. 80 SOLD

A485 8 bore cartridge extractor
A rare 8ga. cartridge extractor combined with a capper. Nickel plated steel. Excellent overall condition and a hard to find calibre. SOLD

A484 Eley stand indicator
A full set of ten 4"x3" tin stand indicators, each one advertising Eley cartridges. Very hard to find a full set, often missing one or two. Cardboard box is tatty with one end missing but it has protected them all well. Cartridge advertising items such as this set are very hard to find. 425

A483 380 revolver ammunition tin
An empty tin for 380 ball CF ammunition, Acorn trademark. 5 x 2.7 x 9.8cm. Some damage to the label as shown, an uncommon item for the ammo or antique revolver collector. 30

A482 577 extractor
An original 577 cartridge extractor for a double rifle or howdah pistol. Nickel plated brass. A very hard to find calibre extractor. SOLD

A481 Purdey 12ga. extractor
A hard to find original Purdey extractor marked James Purdey & Sons. Often missing from a Purdey shotgun case. SOLD

A480 Nipple cleaner
An unusual bronze head cleaner for percussion nipples to remove fouling after and before use. SOLD

A479 Mainspring clamp
An original mainspring clamp for a shotgun or rifle lock. Width of bow is 3". Very good overall condition retaining some of its case hardening. SOLD

A478 400 cal wad punch
An original wad punch for a 400 cal rifle. Has been used, with some pitting, sharpened read for use. 40 PENDING

A477 4 dram powder measure
An original nickel silver fixed charge powder measure, marked "No6 powder" and "4". This is for 4 drams of Curtis & Harvey No.6 powder, a common load for 10ga. shotgun cartridges. SOLD

A476 Jeffery cleaning rod.
An original W.J.Jeffery rifle cleaning rod, wood over steel core. 35.5" overall length, handle 4" long, rod diam 0.215". Handle end nicely stamped W.J.JEFFERY & Co. RIFLE MAKERS 60 QUEEN ST. LONDON. SOLD

A475 Greener / Scott cocking tool
A cocking tool for I think a W.W.Greener or W.C.Scott double gun. Crack to handle and condition as pictured, a rare gun accessory SOLD

A474 William Davis bore gauge
An original 19th Century gunsmith's barrel bore gauge with scales from 4 to 88 bore. Made by prolific bullet mould maker William Davis of Birmingham, stamped with his WD mark. SOLD

A473 Pinfire extractor
An English nickel silver cartridge extractor for pinfire cartridges. No makers or calibre markings but the wheel is only 0.6" making it suitable for 20 bore paper cases. SOLD

A472 Sight Ventometer
A Parker's Improved Vernier in nickel silver. A very good quality accessory in excellent condition. I have this model in my own shooting kit. SOLD

A471 Ken Steggles powder measure.
A well made reproduction powder measure from the Late Ken Steggles. Marked K.Steggles England to the exterior and it also has his KS mark to the scale. Goes up to 150 grains No.6 black powder and 160 grains of No.2. One of the few reproductions that are as well made as the originals. 65

A470 12ga. extractor whistle
A nickle plated brass folding cartridge extractor whistle. SOLD

A469 Leather 16ga. cartridge case
An antique double ended leather cartridge carrying case for 20 16bore cartridges. It is French, the embossed design marked Brevete SGDG. Having seen little use it is excellent overall, main strap may be a later replacement. These are uncommon in this condition, a quality item. SOLD

A468 Eley Kynoch & Kynoch promotional items
A vintage brass lighter in the form of a 16 bore shotgun cartridge and an ivorine letter opener with the Kynoch trademark. SOLD

A467 10ga. Thomas Bland cartridge extractor
Bronze extractor with Bland's B in a Diamond trademark. A hard to find size. SOLD

A466 Powder and Shot Measures.
An assortment of antique powder and shot measures, some brass, some nickel silver, named and unamed, various prices. SOLD

A465 Fraser falling block rifle case.
Best quality brass cornered, oak and leather guncase for Fraser's classic takedown falling block 303 single shot rifle. Original green leather trade label to centre and both Velox labels. Barrel compartment is 27.5", scope compartment approx 15.5". Good overall condition with original oil bottle and key. A very hard to find case. Further images available on request. SOLD
A464 Hawksley oil bottle
An approx 1.5" x 1.5" square base glass guncase oil bottle Lid stamped G&J.W.hawksley, has its original feather oil applicator. SOLD

A463 Hawksley turnscrew
A horn handled G&J.W.hawksley turnscrew, good overall condition.SOLD

A462 Nickel silver Sykes double ended shot charger
Marked SYKES PATENT and 1 1/4 OZ. Usually found in brass these are very uncommon in nickel silver which would have been the best quality option. From the case of a very nice percussion shotgun.SOLD

A461 M.Marsh rifle powder flask
A hard to find pattern flask with rifle charger. Marsh made flasks in conjunction with Ken Steggles for a few years in the late 1970s. These are a much better reproduction than the Parker Hale version, made to the same standard as the 19th Century originals. A couple small dents to the body but a good working example.SOLD

A460 Halls Gunpowder display card
An original antique trade card that would have hung in an ironmongers or gunshop to advertise Halls gunpowder. 10" x 7.5" thick card. SOLD
A459 G & J.W Hawksley game counter.
One side is nickel silver, the other is brass. The four dials are for Pheasants, Hares, Partridges and Rabbits. In good overall condition as shown and all clicks work. This is an antique 19th century game counter, not one of the modern reproductions that have been coming out of India recently. A wealthy gentleman's accessory from the heyday of British gunmaking and shooting.SOLD

A458 Hawksley glass oil bottle
Top marked Hawksley, internal oil feather still present. As found in the cases of quality shotguns and rifles. 1.5" diameter, 2.125" Tall.SOLD

A457 J.Woodward & Sons gun oil
Pair of original J.Woodward & Sons oil cans as found in cased sets. Good overall condition as shown.SOLD

A456 Gregory Ventometer
A quality nickel silver tool for adjusting ladder rearsights. Marked W.GREGORY & Co. 51 STRAND LONDON. Good working order.SOLD

A455 Thomas Bland cartridge extractor
An antique brass 12ga. cartridge extractor marked with Thomas Bland's B in a diamond trademark. SOLD

A454 Hawksley cartridge extractor
A nickel plated pincer type cartridge extractor that can be used for 12,14,16,20ga etc. Very unusually this is marked G & J.W.Hawklsey, usually they are unmarked. SOLD

A453 Antique oak revolver case
An original oak pistol case with vacant brass escutcheon to lid. This case is suitable for a Webley type cartridge revolver, late 1800s, early 1900s. External dimensions are 31.9 x 17.8 x 5.8cm, internal dimensions are 28.3 x 14.2cm. Blue lining and most partitions need replacing, lock damaged. SOLD

A452 Antique oak pistol case
An original oak pistol case with vacant brass escutcheon to lid. This case is suitable for an English percussion revolver such as a Tranter or Adams, mid 19th Century. External dimensions are 33.1 x 19 x 6.5cm, internal dimensions are 30 x 16.2cm. Green lining and partitions need replacing. SOLD

A451 Holland & Holland telescopic rifle sight
This is Holland & Holland's special adjustable telescope. Marked "Holland & Holland 98 New Bond St. London Patent". In good overall cosmetic condition, light dent to one end cap, but missing crosshairs. Well worthy of restoration, this is the first one of these I have seen. SOLD

A450 Daniel Fraser telescopic rifle sight
Marked "DanL Fraser & Co. Gun & Rifle Makers Edinburgh" and "Sole Patentees and Manufacturers". It is in need of repair as no image is viewable through it. Comes with original bottom half of leather carrying case. SOLD

A449 Striker pot
An original bone pot with screw top for holding spare strikers. Included in the case contents of quality shotguns and rifles. SOLD

A448 Hawksley 450 rifle cartridge extractor
Nickel silver and often missing from the case of a double rifle. SOLD

A447 Pistol cleaning rod
A small cleaning rod for a pocket pistol or small frame revolver. Diameter of rod is 0.37", 5.5" overall including knob. Some scratches to lower portion. Ideal to complete a cased set. SOLD

A446 James Dixon & Sons percussion cap dispenser
Nickel silver and most unusually it has Dixon's JD&S false hallmarks. I've only seen this one capper marked like this, more often seen on their powder flasks and shot pouches. Also marked M for medium sized caps. Good overall condition. SOLD

A445 Dixon patent extractor
One of the hardest Dixon extractors to find. Catalogue code 2174A and complete with Dixon's false hallmarks JD&S along with their trumpet logo. Good overall condition. SOLD

A444 Eley percussion cap tin
An original 250 count tin for Eley's superior sporting percussion caps. Worn and empty but a useful case filler.SOLD

A443 Rogers & Spencer revolver tool
An original tool that came with the American Rogers & Spencer percussion revolver. Good overall condition with traces of original blue. SOLD

A442 Powder and Shot measure
Brass combined measure; 6 drams powder, 2.5 oz shot. Approx 3.5" OAL. An ideal case accompaniment for your percussion shotgun. SOLD

A441 LAC Kerr rook rifle guncase
This is a canvas and leather case for a rook or takedown rifle. Externally the case is 31.5 x 6.25 x 3.25". Barrel compartment is 27.75" in length. It has some moth damage to the red baize as shown but is overall good. It has its original fantastic gold blocked leather London Armoury James Kerr & Co. label with Winchester Repeater reference to the lid. Straps are present but cracking a bit, no key. 175

A440 Kynoch Percussion caps
A 500 count cap tin for percussion caps for central fire breech loading cases. Nick to label, light denting, a nice item to display with your tools. Empty. SOLD

A438 Original pewter oil bottles
Two unnamed three piece oil bottles for shotgun or rifle cases. 1.75" and 2" tall, body diameter of both is 0.75". The shorter one is just about suitable for a pistol case. Shorter one sold the taller SOLD

A437 Eley chamber gauges
A pair of original gunsmiths 12 bore chamber gauges; too large and correct breech. Marked 12C.F.B, presumbably for centrefire, BP proof. Lettering has some chalk dust in for easy reading. SOLD

A436 Eley Bros chamber gauges
A pair of original gunsmiths 12 bore chamber gauges. one double ended and marked for bottom and top of chamber, and Eley Bros. The other marked just Eley Bros London, possibly some form of early snap cap? SOLD

A435 Bartram & Co cartridge extractor
Best quality 12ga. nickel silver extractor SOLD
A434 Lignum vitae pot & 5 nipples
Screw thread top, five original nipples for an English revolver. Base is 7/8" and top is 1". A nice item to complete your revolver case. SOLD

A433 Cartridge wad tampers
A 450 ebony wad tamper SOLD and a 32 bore boxwood wad tamper SOLD
A431 500 cal cartridge extractor
Brass, marked 500 and base faintly stamped RODDA CALCUTTA. A hard to find antique extractor from the days of dangerous game hunting and the Raj SOLD
A430 Large 1.5" patch cutter
Marked INCH 1/2, finely made and in very good condition. SOLD
A429 Ventometer
A quality nickel silver tool for adjusting ladder rearsights. SOLD
A428 Dixon & Sons Popes Patent cartridge extractors
scarce extractors with the bronze Popes Patent wheel to their ends. A 12 bore one in need of a clean and a 10 bore example in excellent condition BOTH SOLD
A427 English revolver wad cutter
Marked "BEST 56" for a 56 bore revolver, nearly identical to a 54 bore in size. Often missing from cased percussion revolver sets. Very good condition. SOLD