Antique Guns & Tools

Reference Books

BL552 Adams Revolvers by Chamberlain & Taylerson
Inscription to front, some notes to margins, a good reading copy of this scarce book. SOLD
BL551 Colonel Colt London by Joseph Rosa
Classic work on the Colt revolvers sold through the London Agency. AWOL
BL550 The Pinfire System by Smith & Curtis
A classic study on the pinfire cartridge system with particular emphasis on revolvers. 100
BL549 Gatling Gun by Wahl & Toppel
No dustcover, ex library copy and marked withdrawn. An interesting read on the development of the Gatling gun. 20
BL553 W.Keith Neal collection
Christies 25th October 2001 auction catalogue. Probably the most important English gun collection ever offered for sale, essential reference. Rip/knock to bottom of spine. SOLD
BL548 W.Keith Neal collection
Christies 8th November 1995 auction catalogue. Some prices have been written in next to item descriptions. Probably the most important English gun collection ever offered for sale, essential reference. SOLD
BL547 W.Keith Neal collection
Christies 9th November 2000 auction catalogue. Probably the most important English gun collection ever offered for sale, essential reference. SOLD
BL546 Visser Collection Part 2
Sotheby's auction catalogue of fine antique arms, hardback. 20 SOLD
BL545 Charkes Draeger collection
Sotheby's auction catalogue of Armes Anciennes, hardback 15

Catalogues

CA110 Westley Richards
sporting guns and rifle catalogue. Covers approx 11.25" X 9", 16 pages. Damage to edges of covers, contents good. 30
CA109 Alex Martin catalogues
1950s Alex Martin catalogues. Four different ones to choose from 18 each
CA108 Guncraft
G&S Holloway, Imperial Works, Vesey St. Birmingham. Gun catalogue. Agent marked, Irish Free State - Thos.H.Henshaw & Co., Dublin. Some staining. Approx 11.5" x 9", 26 pages. 30
CA107 William Palmer Jones
gun and rifle maker catalogue. 25 Whittall Street, Birmingham. Some damage to covers. Approx 9" x 8", 18 pages. 35 PENDING
CA106 Standard Sporting Guns Ltd
Shot Guns of Distinction Catalogue. 8 pages, 9" x 6.5". Includes a letter and an invoice. Various dates. SOLD
CA105 C.H.Crawford
72B Weaman street, Birmingham, gun catalogue. 13 pages, american gunsmith stamp, 10" x 6.25", price amendments. SOLD

Original Trade Labels & Misc

TR238 John Dickson & Son label
An original gold blocked red leather label from a Dickson guncase. 6 3/4" x 4". Very good overall condition. SOLD
TR237 William Evans label
An original leather label from a William Evans case. 3 7/8" x 7 1/8". A few rips and losses but overall good and ready to go in a case. SOLD
TR236 James Woodward & Sons labels
An original pair of labels from a James Woodward & Sons guncase. Main label is 6"x4". Some wrinkles as shown but a hard to find label. Includes the note regarding use of snap caps and its original pins. SOLD

TR235 D.LONG of ANDOVER label
An original percussion era trade label from the lid of a gun or maybe more likely a pistol case. Approx 3.25" x 5". Early thin paper labels such as this are very uncommon. SOLD
TR234 Churchill label
An original E.J.Churchill trade label from the lid of a quality shotgun or rifle. Approx 6 3/8" x 4", a few scuffs and tears but generally good. I believe the 8 Agar street address is 1891 to 1925. SOLD
TR233 Lang & Hussey label
An original antique gold blocked leather case label from Lang & Hussey Ltd. A scarce label dating from approx 1898 to 1901. A bit of damage around the edge and to the coat of arms but overall very presentable. Label is approx 8 7/8" x 5 1/2". Comes with original Lang instructions on a separate card. An ideal item to complete the best quality case of a high quality gun. SOLD

TR232 442 cartridge wrapper
An original Eley Bros. buff paper wrapper for 442 projectiles. This is for the rarer 451 calibre match type percussion rifles rather than 577. A seldom seen item. SOLD

TR231 E.M. Reilly of London
guncase lid trade label, approx 4.5" x 7.25". A few stains and cracks but overall good condition, still attached to some green baize. SOLD

TR230 J.D.Thompson of Birmingham
Small trade label suitable for the lid of a pistol case, approx 4" x 2.75" SOLD

TR229 Stensby business card
A double sided card from Stensby of Manchester SOLD

TR228 Two Continental business cards
Schaeffer & Bremken of Liege and C.Palliez of Paris SOLD

TR227 Ten antique guntrade cards.
Birmingham and London business cards from various gun related trades. These and the above all came from the Bernard Hinchley collection. Sold as one lot. SOLD

TR226 John Rigby & Co.
An original trade label from the case of a Shotgun or Rifle, 72 St.James St. address, dimensions are approx 7.25" x 5.875". Some cracking and holes to paper. SOLD
TR225 Boss & Co.
An original trade label from the case of a Shotgun or Rifle, 73 St. James Street address which is 1862-1908. Dimensions are approx 9.75" x 7", losses to edges. SOLD
TR224 Henry Atkin
from Purdey's. 2 Jermyn street address. Gold blocking a little faded. An original trade label from the case of a shotgun, rifle or cartridge magazine, dimensions are approx 6.125" x 8.875". SOLD
TR223 Henry Atkin Ltd
27 St. James street address. White card. An original trade label from the case of a shotgun, rifle or cartridge magazine, dimensions are approx 7" x 4.5". 25
TR222 Southgate Brothers
Breech loading actioners and gunmakers. An original trade label or business card, dimensions are approx 2.5" x 3.625" SOLD