Been a while since I posted anything due to operational commitments during the Olympics.
I have been trying to catch up after missing all of the big fairs here.
I have aquired two guns I have been after for some time now The Brown Bess and Mauser M1871 (The single shot German Rifle of the Franco Prussian War) I have also managed to buy a couple of Repro guns from the Fil and TV world.
From the top
1 Brown Bess India Pattern Circa 1814 (Origional)
2 Brown Bess India Pattern Repro (excellent early copy used in the film The Battle Of Waterloo)
3 Baker Rifle Repro (Used in the Sharpe series) A real one costs around £7,000 this was £500 It will fill a gap for now
4 1853 Enfield 2 Band dated 1858
5 Snider 2 Band dated 1860
6 Mauser M1871 dated 1877
7 Martini Henry MkII dated 1877 (the first year was introduced) Used against British Soldiers in Afghanistan
8 Martini Henry MkII dated 1889 Nepalese Issue
I have sold some bits to obtain these , see if you can spot the difference with the Brown Besses!
The copy is superb and sparks really well.
I will post photos of each one in detail later.
Please feel free to make comment on any observations that will help my tie down an exact year for the Bess.