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C1850 English William Probin 16 Bore Percussion Holster Pistol For Cavalry Officers With Octagonal Barrel, Safety Catch Slide & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 15055 - 15055
William Probin was a Birmingham based gunsmith recorded as having premises at 11 and 35 Loveday Street between 1821 & 1860 then for 1 year only at 87 Tower Street in 1861 (see page 312 of British Gunmakers Vol.2 by Brown). This English percussion pistol made by William Probin C1850 is in very good condition. It measures 12 ¾” overall and has a browned 7 ½” octagonal steel barrel. The smooth bore is clean. The barrel has small brass post fore sight and ‘v’ notch rear sight. It has a Dolphin hammer, steel trigger guard with extended tang, steel ram rod mount and sliding safety catch feature. The pistol has its original captive steel ram rod favoured by Cavalry Officers. The action and hammer have foliate engraved decoration. The action plate is signed by the maker ‘W. Probin’. The dark walnut full stock is all original and has just the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The stock has a chequered pistol grip, German Silver mounts and an inlaid German silver escutcheon at the wrist. Its action works as it should. The price for this pistol worthy of further research regarding the maker 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 15055
£845.00

QUALITY C1840 English R.S. Clarke 16 Bore Percussion Traveling Pistol With Octagonal Damascus Barrel, German Silver Mounts & Ram Rod. Sn 15033 - 15033
This is a quality made percussion pistol made C1840. It is 9 ½” overall with a 5” octagonal Damascus steel barrel. The barrel is fitted with German silver blade fore sight and grooved action rear sight. The barrel’s smoothbore is clean. The barrel has double inlaid silver lines and the action a silver roundel insert. It’s action plate, Dolphin hammer and trigger guard with extended tang have crisp foliate engraved decoration. The action plate is signed by the maker in stylised script ‘R.S. Clark’. Its original walnut stock has a chequered panel pistol grip. The wood has just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The stock has German silver fittings (a small piece of one German silver stock mount on the right side of the pistol is absent as can be seen in the images). The pistol has its original wood ram rod with horn end cap. Its action works as it should. The price for this pistol worthy of further research re the maker 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 15033
£975.00

MAN STOPPER C1850 John & William Calvert, Leeds, Yorkshire 16 Bore Percussion Overcoat Pistol With Screw Off Octagonal Barrel. Sn 15000 - 1500
John & William Calvert were English Gun makers with various premises in Leeds between 1797 & 1865 including 73 Briggate, Lowerhead Row & Commercial Street (see page 186 of British Gunmakers Volume 2 by Brown). This is an excellent percussion overcoat pistol by Calvert. It measures 6 ¾” overall with a 2 ¼” screw off brown wash octagonal barrel The barrel’s smooth bore has just staining and residue consistent with age and use. The top of barrel is crisply signed ‘Calvert Leeds’. The barrel has a small brass post fore sight and the action has a ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. The action, large trigger guard for gloved hand and Dolphin hammer have foliate engraved decoration. The pistol’s original chequered Walnut grip is undamaged and has a void German escutcheon inlaid. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly. 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 part of a collection or display. Sn 15000
£695.00

SOLD SOLD (22/05)1872 Dated Model 1850 Imperial German Suhl V.C. Schilling (VCS) .600 Calibre Percussion Uhlan Cavalry & Artillery Pistol Regiment Marked ’21 A.E 1.29’ To The 21st Ersatzbatterie Of Feldartillerie 1 Nr 29 With Integral Nipple Protector. - 15001
The Large Prussian M-1850 percussion pistol was issued to Imperial German & Prussian Lancers & Field Artilley Regiments. They remained in use through the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 and was only superseded in 1879 by the M-1879 Reichsrevolver. This excellent original Imperial German M1850 pistol was made in 1872 at Suhl Thuringia Germany by V.C. Schilling (VCS). The same pistols were made at the Potsdam Imperial Prussian State Arsenal. Our example has all original undamaged wood furniture and metal work. The wood has heavy brass fittings including fore end block, butt cap with extended tang and trigger guard. The butt cap has the correct large steel military lanyard ring and is Regiment marked '21 A.E.18 1.29' to the 21st Ersatzbatterie Of Feldartillerie 1 Nr 29 (see page 30 of German Small Arms Markings by Gortz & Bryans for similar markings). The brass fittings have Imperial Inspection marks. The pistol has an 8 ¾” round cannon barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech which is .600 calibre and the pistol measures 15 ½” overall. The pistol’s smooth bore is clean. The breech is faintly dated '1872' and has Imperial inspection marks. The action plate is crisply marked with Imperial Crown and by the manufacturer Suhl V.C.S. The action plate is fitted with an unusual integral nipple protector/ safety feature. The steel lever operated protector has a knurled thumb lever and flat spring. The pistol has a heavy military dolphin hammer, blade fore sight and 'v' notch frame rear sight. The price for this rare pistol includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15001
£0.00

*QUALITY WESTLEY RICHARDS CONNECTIONS* 1851-1857 English Thomas Kerslake Baker Of London .700 Calibre Percussion Belt/ Duelling/ Target Pistol With Octagonal Damascus Barrel, Belt Bar, Stepped Steel Butt With Trap & Captive Ram Rod. Sn 14998 - 14998
Thomas Kerslake Baker and his family were English gunmakers recorded at various London addresses between 1833 & 1913 when the business became the property of the famous English gunmakers Westley Richards. Thomas Kerslake Baker is recorded as working at 88 Fleet Street London for just 6 years between 1851 & 1857 (see page 139 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol.1). This is an excellent percussion Belt/ Duelling/Target pistol By Thomas Kerslake Baker made at his 88 Fleet Street address between 1851 & 1857. It is 13 ¾” overall with a 7 ½” octagonal Damascus steel barrel. The barrel is fitted with blade fore sight and 'v' notch plate rear sight. The barrel’s smoothbore is clean. The top barrel flat is crisply signed by the maker ‘Thomas K baker 88 Fleet St London’. It’s action plate, Dolphin hammer, trigger guard with extended tang & pineapple finial & stepped steel butt plate with hinged trap have foliate engraved decoration. It has an attractive walnut full stock with polished horn fore end cap, steel belt bar and chequered panel pistol grip. The sock has German silver fittings, void German Silver escutcheon at the wrist and roundel insert at the breech. The pistol has its original captive steel ram rod. Its action works as it should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 14998
£1,295.00

1869 - 1873, American Wild West Era Brass Framed ‘Southerner’ Derringer By Brown Manufacturing Co In .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 15048 - 15048
The American, Brown Manufacturing Company began production of their 'Southerner' .41 rim fire Calibre, single shot, derringer on Feb 2nd 1869 and continued production until July 23rd 1873 when the Company ceased trading. This is a good example with brass frame & original American Rose wood grips which have just the knocks bumps and bruises consistent with age. It has a 2 ¼” octagonal steel barrel & measures 4 ½” overall. The barrel’s rifled bore has just light staining consistent with age and use. Loading is achieved by pivoting the barrel by depression of a steel button on the underside of the frame when the pistol is at half cock. The grip frame has serial number '2162' and sheathed trigger. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘5828’. The top of the barrel is crisply stamped 'Southerner' & the left side with manufacturer and patent detail 'Brown MFG. Co. Newburyport, Mass Pat April 9 1867'. The derringer's loading and firing action works perfectly. The price 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 15048
£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

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
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