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I cover this area from mid-18th century to late-19th century, from flintlock to early cartridge guns. For me this is where hobby and profession meet, as I'm a black powder enthusiast (ex-fencer)! My particular interest is in American and British revolvers of the percussion era and, to a more general extent, in British and European service handguns from the 19th century. Good reference books include: English pistols and revolvers by J N George; Howard Blackmore's book on English service firearms of the 18th & 19th century. Museums with important collections include: the Royal Armouries, Leeds; the Wallace Collection, Manchester Square, London W1; Musee de l'Armee, Paris; the Metropolitan Museum, New York; Heeresgeschichtliches Museum, Vienna; and various other museums in European capitals.

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militaria item Royal Navy gunner's powder flask
- British
This is a nice example, albeit without the Board of Ordnance mark, of a Napoleonic Royal Navy priming flask. These were used to prime the gun locks on the cannons, a little powder being necessary in the priming pan to ignite the goose quill filled with gun powder which led to the main charge in the breech.
£400.00
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militaria item Balkan cartridge box (Palaska), Ottoman era
- Bosnian
This is a classic Balkan cartridge box of the early 19th century, probably made in Bosnia Herzegovina, carried not only by Muslims, but also by Greek Christians in their war of independence against the Ottoman Empire. The motifs on this particular example would suggest Muslim ownership, with the waxing crescent present throughout the design.
 (Currently under offer)

militaria item Horse pistol by Lacy & Co of London
- British
This service-style weapon would have been privately made for an officer and have taken the standard paper pistol cartridge of the day. Typically, it would have been carried in the wars in India throughout the 1830s and beyond, Lacy at one point being contractors to both the East India Company and the British government.
£500.00
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militaria item Salter balance for Lewis gun trigger/magazine tension
- British
This is a multi-purpose tool (overall length just under 5"): screwdriver, magazine awl and trigger/magazine tension adjustor, which would have accompanied every Lewis gun on issue to the troops. Salter was a spring-balance maker of 19th-century origins, and today make superb electronic scales.
£30.00
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militaria item Miniature bronze model cannon barrel
- British
This (6 cm long) is a working cannon barrel, ie the touch hole is bored through and is capable of firing a small black powder charge. It is probably part of a toy cannon made in the first half of the 19th century, when there was a vogue for such rather lethal toys.
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The sword arrived safely and I am extremely pleased with the purchase.

B T, Canada, 05.12.2011

Received the buttons today, many thanks and I hope to be dealing again with you very soon.

S M, UK, 10.02.2009

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