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1889 Bannerman Catalog

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item

 weight, lbs. 

 cost, England  

 cost, Syrtis Major 

Sharp's breech-loading carbine, in .50-70 US. Cases are 10 guns each; lot purchase is 40 guns.

7-1/4 

14s

£1 9s

Peabody breech-loading carbine, in .56 Spencer rimfire. Cases are 10 guns each; lot purchase is 100 guns.

6 lb 1 oz

12s

£1 4s

Spencer repeating carbine, in .50 Rimfire. Cases are 10 guns each; lot purchase is 500 guns.

7-1/4

£1 4s

£1 19s

Springfield "Trapdoor" carbine, in .45-70. Cases are 20 guns each; lot purchase is 200 guns.

7

£1 6s

£2

Springfield "Trapdoor" rifle, in .45-70. Cases are 20 guns each; lot purchase is 200 guns.

9-1/4

£1 10s

£2 9s

Springfield Model of 1862 muzzle-loading rifle, .58 caliber, complete with bayonet and sheath. Cases are 20 guns each; lot purchase is 300 guns.

9 + 3/4

10s

£1 8s

1000 musket caps and paper-patched, lubricated 500 grain Minie balls. You have to provide the black powder. From Remington's 1887 price list, not Bannerman's.

72

£5

£12

Remington "Rolling Block" breech-loading rifle, in .50-70 US. Cases are 20 guns each; lot purchase is one case.

9-1/4

£1 15s

£2 14s

Remington cap-and-ball Army revolver, .44 caliber. Includes holster and 2-ball bullet mould. Lot is 500 guns.

2-3/4 + 2

12s

£1 2s

Colt cap-and-ball Army revolver, .44 caliber. Includes holster and 2-ball bullet mould. Lot is 500 guns.

2-3/4 + 2

13s

£1 3s

Remington single-shot breech-loading pistol, .50 Gov't rimfire (so these are the pre-1867 production guns probably). Lot is 100 guns.

1-1/2

11s

14s

U.S. Navy cutlass, with scabbard. Lot is 300 cutlasses.

~4

8s

16s

U.S. Model 1862 bayonet for Springfield rifles, with scabbard.

3/4

2s

4s

U.S. light cavalry sabre, with steel scabbards.

3-1/3

9s

16s

U.S. light cavalry sabre, with steel scabbards. Slightly rusted and dented.

3-1/3

4s

11s

U.S. heavy cavalry sabre, with steel scabbards.

4-1/2

8s

17s

U.S. heavy cavalry sabre, with steel scabbards. Slightly rusted and dented.

4-1/2

3s

12s

.50-70 US center-fire rifle cartridges, case of 1000 rounds. Lot purchase is 5 cases.

110

£3 5s

£15

577-450 Martini-Henry rifle cartridges, case of 1000 rounds.

122

£3 5s

£16

.50 Gov't rimfire pistol cartridges, 1000 round case. Lot purchase is 150 cases.

61

£1 4s

£7 6s

U.S. Navy 12-pounder Dahlgren rifled muzzle-loading cannon, on naval truck carriage, "fine order, nearly new". 4.25" bore. Only one available.

1000

£45

£145

U.S. 6-pounder Model 1841 smooth-bore field gun, on field carriage, with limber and ammunition chest, rammers, tools, etc. 3.62" bore. The cannon itself weighs 780 pounds, the field carriage weighs 900 pounds, and the limber weighs 370 pounds empty (or 1100 pounds loaded with 105 rounds). Ammunition types used during the Civil War were shot, canister, and case. When firing the plain shot, 1.5 pounds of black powder is used. Only two are available.

2050

£54

£260

caisson and limber for 6-pounder field gun, to hold 315 rounds of ammunition (3 ammunition chests), complete with spare wheel and tools, 3800 pounds loaded. Only six are available.

1400

£26

£166

field forge with limber, in good order with tools, anvil, etc.; can carry 250 lbs. of coal (not included). Only eight are available.

750

£27

£102

pemmican meat, "will keep for twenty years", surplus exploration rations from the Greeley Relief Expedition of 1884. Packed in 1.5 pound and 7 pound cans. The lot is 5000 pounds -- it can all be yours for $500 in New York City, £100 in London, or £600 on Mars.

1.5 / 7

1s / 3s

4s / 17s

 

     Buying the whole lot of 300 Springfield muskets with bayonets, and having them all shipped to Mars, would cost you £440. Providing 120 rounds each for those rifles will cost a total of £432 on Mars.You would also have to purchase powder, belt pouches, slings, etc. on Mars.

 

     Based on the April 1889 Francis Bannerman catalog, converted to pounds sterling and with a 5% tariff added for prices in Great Britain. "Terms are spot cash. All prices quoted are net prices. Goods will be delivered free of charge for cartage, to railroad, steamboat or express in New York City. No charge for packing cases ... Any part of a lot will be sold at price quoted. When the whole quantity of any lot is taken, five per cent discount will be allowed ... Remittances may be made by Check, Draft, or Post Money Order."

      Freight costs to Mars for the above merchandise at 2 shillings per pound. Net customs revenue as a percentage of net import values (5-year averages), Britain and France, 1886-90:  Britain 6.1%; France 8.3%. From  "The Myth of Free Trade Britain and Fortress France:  Tariffs and Trade in the Nineteenth Century", J.V. Nye, in The Journal of Economic History, #51, 1991. This in turn is partly derived from "Customs Tariffs of the United Kingdom, 1800–1897" (Sessional Papers, House of Commons, 1898), vol. 85.

 

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