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C1840 English Sale Shipston Brass Framed 40 Bore, Percussion Pistol With Screw Off Steel Barrel & Folding Sprung Bayonet. Sn 14932 - 14932
This is an excellent brass framed percussion pocket pistol with folding bayonet made C 1840. It's round steel screw off barrel is 3 ¼” in length (7 ¾” overall with bayonet closed, 10 ¼” overall with bayonet open). The barrel is unscrewed by placing a specially made tool into notched cut into the muzzles of the barrels (we do not have the tool but the barrel can be unscrewed manually). The smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The under side of the barrel and frame have black powder proofs. It is fitted with a 2 ¼” folding triangular section blade bayonet. The bayonet block has a sprung steel release button to allow the bayonet to fold into the closed position. When closed the tip of the bayonet fits into a notch in the front of the trigger guard. The bayonet is released and flicks open by pulling the trigger guard to the rear. Its brass frame is nicely engraved on both sides with a banners & arms motifs. On the left side the motif bears the maker’s or retailer’s name 'Sale Shipston'. The trigger guard is engraved with a foliate design. It has a steel slide safety & Dolphin hammer. The pistol's bag shaped Walnut grip is undamaged and has chequered panels on the back edge. The back edge of the grip is inlaid with a void German silver escutcheon. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly and the sprung bayonet mechanism functions perfectly. The price for this desirable pistol worthy of further research re the maker or retailer includes UK delivery. NB as an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14932
£975.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, Original American Wild West Era, Sharps 1859 Patent .30 Rim Fire Calibre 4 Barrelled Brass Framed Pocket Derringer. Sn 14921 - 14921
4 barrelled derringer pistols pistols were made by the C. Sharps Company beginning with their 1859 Patent. Production of the Sharps, 4 shot pistols ended in 1874. This is an original Sharps 1859 Patent 4 barrelled pocket derringer in .30 RF calibre. It is a fully functioning example in very good condition. The pistol’s barrel cluster has 4 x 3" steel rifled barrels and measures 5 ¾” overall. The frame is brass. It has a brass bead fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The left side of the frame is stamped 'C. Sharps Patent 1859'. The right side ‘C. Sharps & Co Philada. PA’ (all illustrated). The underside of the barrel cluster is numbered '6156'. The butt of the grip frame is stamped with matching number. It has a revolving firing pin and loading is achieved by depression of a steel button at the underside of the frame, the barrel cluster can then be moved forward for loading of rounds. It has a shrouded trigger & chequered grip which is undamaged. The rifled bores of the barrels have staining consistent with age and its loading cocking and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14921
£845.00

Original American Wild West Era, Sharps 1859 Patent .32 Rim Fire Calibre 4 Barrelled Nickel Plated Pocket Derringer. Sn 14917 - 14917
4 barrelled derringer pistols pistols were made by the C. Sharps Company beginning with their 1859 Patent. Production of the Sharps, 4 shot pistols ended in 1874. This is an original Sharps 1859 Patent 4 barrelled pocket derringer in .32 RF calibre. It is a fully functioning example in very good condition. The pistol’s barrel cluster has 4 x 2 ½” steel rifled barrels and measures 4 ¾” overall. The derringer retains much of its original nickel plating. It has a brass blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The right side of the frame is stamped with partially readable 'C. Sharps’ name and crisp 1859 patent detail (illustrated). The underside of the barrel cluster is numbered '7713'. It has a revolving firing pin and loading is achieved by depression of a knurled steel button on the left side of the frame when at half cock, the barrel cluster can then be moved forward for loading of rounds. It has a shrouded trigger & dark Walnut grips which are undamaged. The bores of the barrels are clean with well defined rifling. It’s loading cocking and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14917
£975.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, Original American Wild West Era, Sharps 1859 Patent .30 Rim Fire Calibre 4 Barrelled Brass Framed Pocket Derringer. Sn 14914 - 14914
4 barrelled derringer pistols pistols were made by the C. Sharps Company beginning with their 1859 Patent. Production of the Sharps, 4 shot pistols ended in 1874. This is an original Sharps 1859 Patent 4 barrelled pocket derringer in .30 RF calibre. It is a fully functioning example in excellent condition. The pistol’s barrel cluster has 4 x 3" steel rifled barrels and measures 5 ¾” overall. The frame is brass. It has a brass bead fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The left side of the frame is stamped 'C. Sharps Patent 1859'. The right side ‘C. Sharps & Co Philada. PA’ (all illustrated). The underside of the barrel cluster is numbered '22435'. The butt of the grip frame is stamped with matching number. It has a revolving firing pin and loading is achieved by depression of a steel button at the underside of the frame, the barrel cluster can then be moved forward for loading of rounds. It has a shrouded trigger & chequered grip which is undamaged. The rifled bores of the barrels have staining consistent with age and its loading cocking and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14914
£895.00

Late 1800’s American Hopkins & Allen Manufacturing Company ‘Continental 2’ Nickel Plated .32 Rim Fire 5 Shot Single Action Pocket Revolver & Leather Holster. Sn 14911 - 14911
Hopkins and Allen were a Norwich Connecticut based American arms manufacturing company. This ‘Continental 2’ is one of many revolvers based on S&W and Colt Patents produced in the 1860’s through to the late 1870s with dynamic or quirky names to attract sales. This is a very good example of the ‘Continental 2’. It retains much of its original nickel finish. It has a 2 ¾” round steel barrel (7” overall). The bore is clean with well defined rifling. The top of the frame is crisply marked 'Continental 2'. The grip frame butt is numbered ‘4732’. It has a shrouded trigger, blade fore sight and attractive undamaged chequered gutta percha grips. The single action only firing action works correctly and the cylinder can be removed for speed loading. The pistol is accompanied by its original period brown leather holster with full flap cover. The cover has an eyelet which fastens to a brass stud on the body of the holster. The rear of the holster has a belt loop. The stitching on the bottom left side of the belt loop is absent but could easily be replaced. The leather is clean and undamaged. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 14911
£395.00

Victorian 1887 MK IV Enfield Martini Henry .577x .450 Long Lever British Service Rifle With British WD & India Arsenal Marks. Sn 14901 - 14901
This is an original MK IV 1887 dated .577x .450 Martini Henry, long lever Service Rifle. It has its original woodwork throughout which has just the bumps & bruises to be expected with age and service use. The all original stock is impressed with India / Nepalese Arsenal roundel and 1908 date (illustrated) indicating that it was re issued for use in Nepal / India after British service. It has a block & blade fore sight, flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels, cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The steel barrel is clean, the rifling sharp and well defined. The barrel has numerous British WD ordnance / proof marks. The metal work has even patina. The action works correctly and is fully functional. The action is stamped on the right side Crown VR (Victoria Regina) Enfield, ‘Mark IV I’ model designation and dated '1887'. As an Antique, obsolete calibre weapon, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14901
£1,200.00

RARE, Large Frame, American Civil War Era Starr Arms Co New York 1856 Patent .44 Calibre Single Action Cap & Ball Revolver. Sn 14894:16 - 14894:16
This is an original American Starr 1856 Patent single action Army Revolver in .44 calibre. Starr produced double action revolvers used in the American Civil War until the U.S. Ordnance Department persuaded the Starr Arms Co. to create a single-action variant. The company eventually complied, and the Union acquired 25,000 of the single-action revolvers for $12 each between January 1862 and May 1863. This example is original and the metal has even patina. It has an 8” round steel barrel (13 ½” overall length). The frame is very faintly stamped with manufacturer and patent detail (illustrated in image 2). The weapon has a blade fore sight. The barrel block is stamped with serial number 40963. The one piece walnut grip is original and undamaged. The action works as it should and is very strong. This is a scarce American Civil War period revolver. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. 14894:16
£1,575.00

1858 – Early 1860’s American Civil War Era Eli Whitney (Whitneyville Armoury) USA .36" Calibre, 6 Shot Single Action Model 1861 Navy Percussion Revolver With 7 ½” Octagonal Barrel. Sn 14894:14 - 14894:14
The Whitneyville Armoury USA was founded 1798 in New Haven Connecticut by Eli Whitney. Whitney produced approx. 33,000 revolvers to compete with Colt patent revolvers. Many were purchased by the Union Army & Navy and saw service in the American Civil War. In 1888, the Whitney Arms Company was sold to the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. This is an excellent, original 7 ½” octagonal barrel Eli Whitney Colt Navy .36" Calibre, 6 shot percussion revolver with drop down loading lever. The metal work has nice patina throughout. The top of the barrel is stamped ‘E. Whitney N.Haven’. The pistol has a small post fore sight, notched hammer rear sight and brass trigger guard. It has original undamaged Walnut grips. The pistol's loading and firing actions work as they should. Price includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14894:14
£1,475.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, American Civil War Era, Manhattan Arms Manufacturing Co (Colt Navy), .36" Calibre, 5 Shot 6 ½” Octagonal Barrel, Single Action Percussion Revolver. Sn 14894:13 - 14894:13
The Manhattan Arms Manufacturing Co. was founded in New Jersey U.S.A. When Colt's Patents for revolving firearms expired in 1857 Manhattan began Manufacturing Colt Patent expired weapons including the iconic Colt Navy Revolver. Production continued until C1873. Many of their weapons were used during the American Civil War. This is an excellent, original 6 ½” octagonal barrel version of the Manhattan Colt Navy .36" Calibre, 5 shot percussion revolver with drop down loading lever. The metal work has nice patina throughout. It has a lightly engraved cylinder and the top of the frame is engraved Manhattan Fire Arms Co Newark N.J'. The pistol's steel frame, barrel block, brass butt strap & trigger guard assembly are undamaged and stamped with matching serial number '23097'. The cylinder is lightly decorated and engraved 'Patented Dec 27 1869'. It has an attractive Walnut grip. The pistol's loading and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14894:13
£1,275.00

ORIGINAL, ALL MATCHING NUMBERS, 1859, Colt Pocket Model of 1849 (Model 1851 Navy) .31 Calibre, Cap And Ball, 5 Shot, Single Action, Revolver With 6” Octagonal Barrel. Sn 14894:12 - 14894:12
The family of Colt Pocket Percussion Revolvers evolved from the iconic 1860 Army and 1851 Navy Revolvers and were produced between 1849 and 1872. This original U.S. Colt .31 Calibre Cap and Ball, 5 shot Pocket Model of 1849 Revolver (1851 Navy) is in nice original condition with even patina throughout. It has a brass trigger guard and grip frame. Some of its original nickel plating is still present. The pistol has the correct brass pin fore sight and notched hammer rear sight. It has an undamaged American Walnut grip. The left side of its frame is stamped 'Colts Patent'. The top of the 6" octagonal barrel is correctly marked ' Address Col Saml Colt New York’. It has all matching serial numbers '147221' stamped on its frame, barrel, trigger guard, cylinder and butt which dates it to 1859. The cylinder is marked 'Colt's Patent’ . The cylinder has a faint, correct engraved ‘Stage Coach hold Up Scene’. The weapon's single action firing mechanism and captive steel ‘lever’ ram rod work as they should. Price for this historic Colt percussion revolver includes UK delivery. NB As an antique cap and ball revolver, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14894:12
£1,375.00
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