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SOLD...SOLD...SOLD...RARE, MATCHING NUMBERS, 1864-1866 American Civil War Era Morgan & Clapp New Haven CT Single Shot .25 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre, Brass Framed Derringer With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 15049 - 15049
The American gunmakers Morgan & Clapp based in New Haven Connecticut produced quality derringers and revolvers during the American Civil War era between 1864 & 1866. This is an excellent derringer by Morgan & Clapp. It has a brass frame & original American Walnut grip which has no damage. It has a 2 ¾” octagonal blued steel barrel & measures 5 ¾” overall. The rifled bore has residue & staining consistent with age & use. It has a sheathed trigger and brass post foresight. The rear sight consists of a notch in the hammer spur. The top of the barrel is crisply signed by the manufacturer ‘Morgan & Clapp New Haven CT’. The grip frame is stamped with number ‘3665’ which is repeated on the underside of the barrel. The derringer's loading and firing actions work perfectly. The barrel pivots for loading at half cock and the barrel is released for loading by depression of a small steel button on the underside of the action. The price for this hard to find American Civil War era derringer includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre derringer no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15049
£575.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, Original American Civil War Era Colt Model 1855 Root Side Hammer .28 Calibre 5 Shot Single Action Percussion Revolver With Fluted Cylinder. Sn 15042 - 15042
The Colt Model 1855 Root Side-hammer percussion Pocket Revolver was manufactured from 1855 through to 1870 originally in both .28 and .31 calibre. It was designed by Samuel Colt even-though it was named after Elisha K. Root who was Colt’s factory foreman and general superintendent. The Root revolver was Colt's only percussion handgun built on the solid frame principle and featured a side-hammer, mounted on the right side of the frame, a spur trigger, a cylinder pin entering from the rear and one-piece grip secured to the back-strap. It also has its original captive lever ram rod. This original example is in very good condition 8 ½” overall with a 3 ½” octagonal barrel. The rifled bore has just staining consistent with age and use. It has even patina throughout. It has the correct single piece Walnut grip. It has a small brass post fore sight and grooved top of frame rear sight. The fluted cylinder and top barrel flat are marked with Colts CT USA address and patent detail (all illustrated). The single action firing mechanism works as it should. The serial number 26928 is stamped on the grip frame and barrel. This is a nice example of an early pattern of colt pocket revolver. No licence required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15042
£1,650.00

Victorian Era Liege Belgium Velo-Dog Large Frame 5.25mm Obsolete Calibre 5 Shot Hammerless Nickel Plated Revolver With Mother Of Pearl Grips, Folding Trigger & Leather Holster. Sn 14970 - 14970
The Velo-Dog pistol was a pocket revolver originally created in France by Charles-François Galand in the late 19th century as a defence for cyclists against dog attacks. The name is a portmanteau of "velocipede" and "dog". The pistols fired 5.25mm Velo-Dog ammunition which is now an obsolete calibre. Surviving examples vary considerably in appearance. All have short barrels. Many of the weapons have a trigger that folds into the body of the weapon when not in use. This is an original Liege made large frame 5 shot, Velo-Dog revolver. It has a fluted cylinder and 2 ¼” round stepped to octagonal barrel (6 ¾” overall). The pistol retains most of its original factory nickel plating. It has undamaged, attractive Mother of Pearl grips. It is side gate loading and its double action firing mechanism works correctly. The pistol has an internal hammer and folding trigger to prevent snagging on clothing. It has a lever safety lever to the rear of the action. The barrel has and frame have Liege proof inspection marks and the grip frame is numbered 28570 (all illustrated). The pistol is accompanied by its original period brown leather holster. The holster has a single belt loop to the rear and full flap cover with 2 press stud fasteners. All leather and stitching of the holster are intact. As an obsolete calibre, antique, weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14970
£575.00

SOLD SOLD (08/09) American Eli Whitney, Whitneyville Armoury USA 1871 Patent Brass Framed .30 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 5 Shot Pocket Revolver With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 14966 - 14966
This is a good original condition brass framed .30 Rim Fire 5 shot revolver made by Whitneyville Armoury USA (Founded 1798 New Haven Connecticut USA by Eli Whitney). The pistol has a 3” octagonal barrel. The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. The top barrel flat is marked ‘Whitneyville Armory CT USA’ together with 'Pat May 28 1871'. The butt is stamped with serial number which appears to be '10851'. The revolver has a sheathed trigger and the pistol's single action firing mechanism works as it should. The cylinder is quickly removed for speed loading with a preloaded cylinder by pressing a small button on the underside of its frame and removing its retaining rod which doubles as a clearing rod. The smooth walnut grips are excellent and undamaged. These American pocket revolvers were produced in the 1870's into the 1880's. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 14966
£0.00

C1850, English Thomas Conway, Manchester Double Barrel Side By Side Muzzle Loading Percussion Combination Cape Rifle (.600 Calibre Rifled Barrel & 12 Bore Smoothbore Shotgun Barrel) With Walnut Stock & Ramrod. Sn 14949 - 14949
This is an excellent Double barrel percussion Cape rifle made C 1850. It has 30" browned steel barrels and measures 47 " overall. The barrels, set side by side have a central flat top barrel rib. The rifle barrel is .600 calibre and the bore is clean with well defined rifling. The shotgun barrel is smooth 12 bore. The bore is clean. It has its original walnut stock with chequered panels at the fore stock and wrist. It has a steel butt plate with extended tang and trigger guard with extended tang. The metal work has nice foliage engraving to the action plates, breach tang, Dolphin hammers, trigger guard and butt plate. The action plates are both signed by the manufacturer 'Conway' (most likely Thomas Conway an English Gunsmith with premises in Manchester at 179 Chapel Street, 3 Market Street & 43 Blackfriars Street, Deansgate between 1803-1852) . Both barrels have silver roundel inserts at the breech. It has double triggers and the weapon cocks & dry fires perfectly as it should. The shotgun is fitted with blade foresight & 3 leaf flip up rear sights each with silver sighting lines. The stock has 2 sling swivel lugs and it has its original brass tipped and capped wood ramrod. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion muzzle loading Cape rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14949
£1,195.00

C1850 French Maubeuge Arsenal .700 Calibre Percussion Military Carbine With Rifled Barrel, Bayonet Slide & Steel Ram Rod With Integral Powder Measure. Sn 14947 - 14947
This is an excellent, original, French Military carbine. It has all original undamaged walnut full stock & blued metal work. It has a heavy military percussion hammer and the lock plate is crisply engraved with Maubeuge Arsenal detail. The barrel has inspection marks (all illustrated). It has a brass fore end block, brass trigger guard and Brass butt plate which is numbered ‘8’ (illustrated). Its 23 ½” rifled barrel has a clean bore with well defined rifling. The carbine measures 36" overall. It has a fixed block and blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight and bayonet slide. The carbine has its original steel ram rod which has a hollow cup end for measuring powder. The side of the cup is numbered ‘930’ and has number ‘244’ struck out. It cocks & dry fires perfectly as it should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion Carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14947
£1,200.00

Victorian Era Liege Belgium J. Pire & Cie Anvers (Antwerp) Velo-Dog Closed Frame 5.25mm Obsolete Calibre 5 Shot Hammerless Revolver With Folding Trigger. Sn 14968. - 14968
The arms and munitions company J.Pire and Cie, was created in 1885 by Jules Pire, originating in Liège his father Nicolas was an arms manufacturer for the Belgian army. The Velo-Dog pistol was a pocket revolver originally created in France by Charles-François Galand in the late 19th century as a defence for cyclists against dog attacks. The name is a portmanteau of "velocipede" and "dog". The pistols fired 5.25mm Velo-Dog ammunition which is now an obsolete calibre. Surviving examples vary considerably in appearance. All have short barrels. Many of the weapons have a trigger that folds into the body of the weapon when not in use. This is an original closed frame 5 shot, Velo-Dog revolver by J.Pire & Cie. It has a fluted cylinder and 1 ½” barrel (5 ½” overall). It has finely chequered gutta percha hard rubber grips. It is side gate loading and it's double action firing mechanism works correctly. The pistol has an internal hammer to prevent snagging on clothing. It has a lever safety lever to the rear of the action. The barrel has Liege proof inspection marks. The top of the frame is stamped by the manufacturer or retailer ‘J. Pire & Cie Anvers’ (Antwerp). It has a folding trigger. As an obsolete calibre, antique, weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14968
£495.00

1864-1870 American Civil War Era .30 Calibre Williamsons 1864 Patent Brass Frame 6 Shot Teat Fire Revolver. Sn 14969 - 14969
Manufactured from 1864 to 1870 these 6 shot American front loading teat-fire revolvers were one of the most successful competitors to Smith & Wesson and it is believed that their popularity was one of the reasons for Colt's purchase of the National Arms Co in 1870. The underside of its 3" round steel barrel is stamped with number '19344'. ‘D. WILLIAMSON'S PATENT JANUARY 5, 1864’ is stamped around the rear edge of the cylinder. The brass frame and butt strap are nicely scroll engraved with a punch dot background and retains traces of its original nickel plating. It has a fold down extractor hook panel on the front right side of the frame. It has a shrouded trigger and smooth dark rosewood grip. The cocking & firing actions work as they should. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique teat fire pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14969
£575.00

SOLD SOLD (09/08) American Civil War Era Ethan Allen & Co 1858-1861 Patent .32 Rim Fire Calibre Single Action 6 Shot Revolver With Octagonal Barrel & Quick Load Removable Cylinder. Sn 14965 - 14965
Ethan Allen (September 2, 1808– January 7, 1871) was a major American arms maker from Massachusetts USA. His first firearm, the "Pocket Rifle" was developed in 1836, and his first patent was granted in 1837. This is an original example of an Etan Allen & Co revolver. It has a removable cylinder achieved by depression of a sprung lever on the underside of the frame and removal of the cylinder rod. This allows the weapon to be quickly reloaded with a pre loaded cylinder. The pistol has even patina. It has a 4” octagonal steel barrel (8 ¾” overall). The rifled bore is clean with crisp rifling. The top of the barrel is faintly marked with the Ethan Allen & Co 1858-1861 Patent detail and ‘Worcester Mass’ USA address. There are no visible external serial numbers on this revolver. It has a shrouded trigger, blued steel hammer, small brass blade fore sight, grooved frame rear sight and Walnut grip which has bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The single action firing mechanism works as it should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display Sn 14965
£0.00

C1840 English Owen Ormskirk (Lancashire) 40 Bore Percussion Overcoat Pistol With Large Trigger Guard For Gloved Hand & Turn Off Barrel. Sn 14963 - 14963
This is an excellent percussion overcoat pistol by Owen, Ormskirk (Lancashire). The pistol is 6” overall with a 1 ½”screw off barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore is clean. The underside of the barrel and action have black powder proofs. The left side of the frame is engraved with the maker's name 'Owen' within banners & arms. The right side is engraved 'Ormskirk' within a similar banners and arms design. The large trigger guard designed to accommodate a gloved hand is decorated with a stylised star design. It has a bag shaped wood grip and sliding safety catch. The pistol's cocking and firing mechanisms work with a strong action. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 14963
£475.00
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