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Durs Egg London 1748-1831, English .44" Bore Percussion Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Octagonal Barrel & German Silver Escutcheon. Sn 11570 - 11570
Durs Egg (1748–1831) was a Swiss-born British gunmaker, noted for his quality pistols and for his company's production of the Ferguson rifle. Egg was apprenticed in Solothurn and Paris before establishing his own business in London in 1772. He was a contemporary of Joseph Manton, Jean Samuel Pauly and the uncle of Joseph Egg. This is an excellent English Percussion Pistol By Durs Egg. It is 7 ½” overall with a 2 ¾” octagonal screw off steel barrel which is .44" Bore. It has steel side plates with scroll foliate engraving, sliding safety catch & dolphin hammer. The top of the barrel is engraved with the maker’s name 'D. Egg London'. The under side of the barrel and frame have proof marks. The trigger guard with extended tang is also engraved with foliate decoration. It has a void oval German silver escutcheon inlaid into the back of the bag shaped Walnut stock grip which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The pistol’s action works as it should. The price for this pistol by a prestigious maker includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 11570
£575.00

RARE, Swiss M1851/67 Milbank Amsler .41 Swiss RF Calibre Stutzer Sharpshooter Rifle. Sn 11517 - 11517
The Milbank-Amslers were swinging-block conversions of several different Swiss percussion muzzle loaders to the Amsler lifting bolt design developed by the American Isaac Milbank and refined and perfected by the Swiss Rudolf Amsler. The conversion was originally approved for Swiss army issue in May 1867. All of the Amsler conversions were later designated "abgeandert 1867" (modification of 1867).The Jager M1856 was redesignated the M1856/67 Jagergewehr, the M1863 Infantry rifle bacame the M1863/67 Infanteriegewehr and the 1851 and 1864 Stutzers became M1851/67 and M1864/67 Stutzers respectively. No fewer than Twenty seperate gunmakers took part in the Swiss army conversion program. These Milbank-Amslers were the first Swiss rifles chambered in the then new .41 Swiss rimfire cartridge, which became the Swiss standard until about 1890, being used in the Swiss M1867 Peabody and in all of the Swiss Vetterlis subsequently adopted. This is a rare excellent original M1851/67 Stutzer (Sharpshooter rifle) in .41 RF Swiss Calibre. This example has the correct double set triggers and a very distinctive highly curved butt plate with upper and lower spurs. It has a 30” round steel barrel stepped at the breech. The barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling. The rifle has a fixed fore sight, adjustable rear sight, steel clearing rod, bayonet mount and sling swivels. Its original full wood stock is undamaged with just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The top of the breech has a small Swiss cross inspection mark. There are no visible manufacturer marks on the weapon. The rifle measures 50 ½” overall and its loading and firing actions work correctly. Price for this rare rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 11517
£1,250.00

C1820 English, Steel Framed .38” Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel By Hayward & Goodwin London. Sn 11484 - 11484
This is a nice steel framed flintlock pocket pistol. The pistol is 7"overall with a 2 ½” screw off barrel. On the left side of the action it is engraved ' Hayward & Goodwin '. The right side ‘London’. It has a sliding safety & folding concealed trigger. The action works as it should with a strong spring. It has impressed proof /inspection marks on the underside of the frame. The bag shaped Walnut slab grip is undamaged. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 11484
£475.00

VERY RARE, QUALITY, C1822 .650 Calibre Break Action Flintlock Sporting Rifle By Biven London With Browned Octagonal Barrel & Figured Walnut Stock. A 570 - A 570
Anthony Farindon Biven was an English Gunmaker with premises at 16 Regent Street London between 1822 and 1825 (see page 142 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol.1). This is a very rare .650 calibre break action flintlock sporting rifle by Biven. It has a 28 ¾” browned rifled barrel with clean bore crisp rifling and both fore and rear sights. It has an innovative break action operated by a sliding locking ring which slides on spurs attached to the action. It has a semi-rainproof pan, roller frizzen and gold lined vent, scroll engraving and maker’s signature to the top of action, further scrolls and skull and cross-bones motif to tang, naive tiger in jungle setting to the left side, wild boar to trigger guard and a beautiful, figured chequered walnut stock with long-eared heel plate and sling swivel lugs. Its walnut stock is superb and undamaged & all engraving to the metal work is crisp and well defined. The hammer is fitted with flint. The cocking and firing mechanisms of the weapon work as they should with a strong action. Price for this very rare quality weapon includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 570
£4,750.00

C1880 Nickel Plated Liege 7mm Pinfire 6 Shot Pocket Revolver With Folding Trigger By CH Galoppin Bruxelles. A 569 - A 569
This is a nice 7mm calibre, 6 shot, pin fire pocket revolver. It has a 2” round steel barrel (6 ½” overall). It has chequered ebony grips which are undamaged. The pistol retains most of its original nickel finish. It has its original ejector rod which screws into the butt and the frame is stamped with a faint Liege 'ELG.' within circle mark and crown above 'N' mark. The barrel block is stamped with manufacturer mark 'CH Galoppin Bruxelles’. The left side of the frame is engraved ‘WR2510’. It is side gate loading, has a folding trigger and is fully functioning. As an obsolete calibre, antique, pin fire weapon no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. A 569
£375.00

1870's Snider-Enfield 2 band Rifle by Daw & Co, London - Sn 4454 - 4454
A beautiful condition, un dated, Snider-Enfield 2-band Percussion Rifle in .577" calibre. Stamped on the lock with the VR cypher & Crown and also "G.H. DAW & Co." Excellent stampings also on the barrel of, "G.H. DAW & CO, 57 THREADNEEDLE STREET, LONDON" and superb woodwork. Steel butt plate, original ramrod and trigger guard. Excellent patina to metalwork, nipple cover. This is an obsolete calibre weapon; No licence is required to possess in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. (sn. 4454 )
£1,575.00

Early 1900’s Remington No.6 .32 Rim Fire Single Shot Rolling Block 'Take Down' Rifle With External Hammer & Octagonal Barrel. Sn 11419:21 - 11419:21
The Remington No. 6 rolling block rifle was patented on 22nd July 1902. This is a nice original example of the breech loading Remington rolling block take down rifle. It has a 24” octagonal barrel with a clean bore and crisp rifling. It measures 38 ½” overall. Its ‘take down' mechanism is achieved operation of a thumb lever on the right side of the action. All wood and metalwork are undamaged with even patina throughout . The top of the barrel is crisply marked with ‘Remington Arms Company’ manufacturer detail (illustrated). The stock also has crisp Remington Arms Co manufacturer detail. The weapon is number '157475' which is stamped on the underside of the barrel together with ‘32’ (.32RF calibre). The cocking, firing and take down actions work perfectly. It has a steel butt plate, and fixed fore & rear sights. As an antique obsolete calibre rifle 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 11419:21
£795.00

ORIGINAL Mid 1800's American Eli Whitney, Whitneyville Armoury .32 Rim Fire Calibre, 6 Shot, Single Action Brass Framed ‘Navy’ Percussion Revolver. Sn 11383. - 11383
The American Whitneyville Armoury was Founded in 1798 at New Haven Connecticut by Eli Whitney (Whitney was involved in production of the Colt Whitney Walker Dragoon Revolvers). This is an excellent, original, Whitneyville Armoury 5 inch octagonal barrel Percussion Revolver. The pistol measures 9" overall & has brass blade fore sight and brass frame. The top of the frame is correctly grooved and the spurred steel hammer notched to assist sighting. The metal work has even patina throughout. The top of the barrel is marked by the manufacturer 'Whitneyville Armory CT USA’. It has attractive Walnut grips which are undamaged. The pistol's firing mechanism work perfectly. 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 11383. BOOKS COVERING ALL ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY OF COLT FIREARMS MANUFACTURE ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE ON THIS WEBSITE.
£695.00

1823-1854 .50” Bore Percussion Traveling Pistol By Ezekiel Baker & Son London Gun Makers To The King (Apprentice Of Henry Nock & Inventor Of The British Army Baker Rifle) With Octagonal Barrel & Concealed Trigger . Sn 11395 - 11395
Ezekiel Baker (1758-1836) was apprentice to the famous English Gun Smith Henry Nock of Wilkinson Sword fame before establishing himself as a quality gunmaker in his own right with various premises in London. Between 1823-1854 Baker is recorded operating as E.Baker & Son at Size Yard, Whitechapel Road , 49 Tenter Street & 7 Union Street, London (his son Ezekiel John Baker died in 1841). Baker was the inventor of the ‘Baker Rifle’ which was adopted by the British Army in 1800 and made quality firearms for Royalty (see page 139 of the book British Gunmakers Volume 1 London by Nigel Brown). This is a quality made percussion traveling pistol made sometime between 1823-1854 marked ‘E. Baker & Son London’. The pistol is 9” overall with a 4” octagonal barrel which is .50” Bore. It has a dolphin hammer, concealed trigger, bead fore sight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. On the left side amongst the fine banners and arms decoration is engraved 'E.Baker & Son London’ within scrolls (illustrated inset in image 2). The right side is engraved ‘Makers To The King’ below foliate engraving. The underside of the barrel has crisp proof marks. The bag shaped walnut grip has a void silver escutcheon set into the top and fine chequering. This is a quality made pistol by a fine English Gun Smith. The pistol is fully functioning with a crisp trigger action. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 11395
£795.00

American Civil War Era Cast Steel .34" Calibre Under Hammer Percussion Pistol With Cannon Barrel & Walnut Grips By Bacon & Co 1852-1888. Sn 11394 - 11394
Thomas K Bacon originally worked for the American Manhattan Firearms Company before leaving C1859 to set up his own business BACON MF'G. CO. NORWICH CONN. These single shot under hammer pistols were made in the Mid 1800's and were popular pocket size weapons in the American Civil War era. This nice example is 7” overall with a 3" round steel cannon barrel which is stepped to octagonal at the breech. Similar pistols are illustrated on page 94 of the book ‘Underhammer Guns by Herschel Logan’ and Bacon ‘1852-1888’ is recorded on page 74 of the same book. The left side of the barrel is stamped ' Bacon & Co Cast Steel Norwich CT'. The underside of the barrel is stamped ‘24’. The metal has even patina throughout and the frame has attractive engraved foliate decoration. Its Walnut grips are undamaged. This pistol has a hook trigger, small brass bead fore sight and brass bead rear sight. The pistol is in full working order. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique under hammer weapon no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 11394
£675.00
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