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MAGNIFICENT, Cased Victorian Era Belgian Liege Large Frame Double Action 12 Shot 9mm, Military Pinfire, Revolver With Accessories. Sn 16210 - 16210
This is an excellent, Belgian 9mm, military, pinfire, 12 Shot Revolver. It is side gate loading with a 6” barrel, sturdy undamaged large frame and undamaged Walnut grips. The frame has a small ‘crown above s’ Liege inspection mark. The barrel’s rifled bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use The frame and fluted cylinder have crisp foliate engraving. The pistol is double action and cocks and dry fires perfectly in both single & double action. It has a blade fore sight and the side gate operates crisply. It is complete with its original military lanyard ring and captive steel clearing rod. The pistol is contained in its original Oak case with hinged lid. We have never seen one of these 12 shot pin fire pistols with case. The case is ornately inlaid with mother of pearl. The lid of the case has some old stable cracks which are secure. The case has a brass lock with key. The case is lined with maroon felt and has compartments which contain accessories including a brass cleaning rod with screw on attachment and ebony handle, a small empty glass oil jar with lid which has an integral applicator & and an ebony handled steel tool. The inside of the padded lid has wording highlighted in gold ‘Verney Jne A Lyon’ most likely a French retailer. The price for this cased pistol with original accessories includes UK delivery. NB As an antique pin fire revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16210
£2,950.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, Cased, American Wild West Era, Sharps 1859 Patent .30 Rim Fire Calibre 4 Barrelled Brass Framed Pocket Derringer. Sn 16161 / 16168 - 16161 / 16168
4 barrelled derringer 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 '5128'. 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 sheathed trigger & wood grips. The rifled bores of the barrels are clean and its loading cocking and firing actions work as they should. The derringer is contained in its period fitted wood case with hinged lid and lock (key absent). The case has a silver plate applied to the centre of the lid engraved ‘J.Oliver’ in stylised script. The inside of the case is lined with green felt and has cut out sections which snugly fit the pistol. The interior of the case has compartments for accessories and 8 cut out slots to hold ammunition. 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 16161 / 16168
£875.00

SOLD SOLD (27/05) American Remington Elliot’s 1865 Patent .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Double Barrelled Derringer & Period leather Holster. Sn 16160 - 16160
The design of the Remington double derringer was little changed by Remington during a production run of nearly 70 years. This is a very good fully functioning example. The pistol has two 3" barrels and measures 5" overall making it easy to conceal and therefore popular with Wild West Gamblers. The top of the barrel rib is stamped 'E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION N.Y.' & 'ELLIOTS PATENT DEC 12 1865'. The underside of the bottom barrel is numbered '637'. It has a shrouded trigger & undamaged wood grips. The pistol retains its original factory nickel plating which has areas of wear and blemishes to be expected with age. The barrels bores have staining consistent with age and use and its loading cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The derringer comes with a period leather holster in which the derringer was found. The brown leather holster has a flap cover which is absent its fastening button and rear copper riveted belt loop. The leather is intact but has wear to be expected with age. The price for this iconic piece of American Wild West history 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 16160
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (10/06) C1870 -1880 Colt No.1 Nickel Plated Brass Framed .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre ‘Knuckle Duster’ Derringer. Sn 16159 - 16159
Colt made their No.1 Derringer between 1870 and 1880. Colt designs were used by other American Arms manufacturer’s. This is an excellent original .41 RF Calibre Brass Framed ‘Knuckle Duster’ Colt’s No.1 derringer. It measures 5” overall with a 2 ½” blued barrel which has a flat top with brass blade fore sight. The bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel’s flat top is marked by the maker ‘Colt No.1 and with faint ‘Colt Mfg Hartford USA address’. The underside is numbered ‘1577’. It has a spurred nickel plated brass hammer incorporating a ‘v’ rear sight & sheathed trigger. It has a nickel plated brass hooked handle with the appearance of a knuckle duster (the heavy brass handle could be used to strike an assailant). This pistol has been refurbished at some time in its life. The barrel swings to the left for loading. Its loading and firing actions work correctly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16159
£0.00

C1850, English, Smith, London, 32 Bore Percussion Overcoat Pistol With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 16167 - 16167
This is an excellent, original percussion overcoat pistol made C1850. It is 8 ½” overall length with a 4 ¼” octagonal barrel which has a small brass bead fore sight. Its smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age. The original Walnut full stock furniture is undamaged. The wrist is inlaid with a void German silver escutcheon. It has its original wood ram rod with brass end cap. Its Dolphin hammer & steel trigger guard with extended tang and Pineapple finial have foliate decoration. The action plate is marked by the manufacturer ‘Smith’ & the top of the barrel ‘London’ (there were many Gunmakers named Smith working in London during the 19th Century). The cocking and firing actions work 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 16167
£695.00

SOLD SOLD (17/05) QUALITY, C1830 Pair Of English Lacy & Co London 32 Bore Gentleman’s Percussion Traveling Pistols, With Octagonal Damascus Barrels. Sn 16166 - 16166
John George Lacy was an English London based Gunsmith first recorded as being in business between 1811-1815. In 1815 he went into partnership with David William Witton and they traded as Lacy & Co until 1833 at various London addresses including 63 Fenchurch Street and 13 Camomile Street. In 1836 the partnership ended. In 1853 Lacy is again recorded as operating as Lacy & Co (see pages 141 & 177 of British Gunmakers Vol.1 By Brown). This is an excellent pair of English percussion pistols by Lacy & Co London. The pistols are undamaged with 8 ¼”, octagonal Damascus steel barrels, undamaged walnut full stocks which have chequered grips and German silver mounts including void oval escutcheons and have blued steel fittings. The top of each barrel are signed ‘Lacy & Co London’. The smooth bores have just the residue & staining consistent with age. The barrels both have ‘v’ notch plate rear sights and small German silver blade fore sights. Both also have silver bands and roundels at the breech & Dolphin hammers. Their firing actions work perfectly as they should. The lock plates of both pistols have best quality tooled foliate decoration & are crisply signed ‘Lacy & Co’. The other metal fittings have similar tooled foliate decoration. Both pistols have their original Ebony ram rods with brass end caps. The price for this quality pair of pistols worthy of further research re the signatures includes UK delivery. NB as antique percussion weapons no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16166
£0.00

English, C1760’s David Collumbell London Private Purchase WD Marked Brass Barrelled 4 Bore Flintlock Blunderbuss With Monogram Or Regiment/ County Mark ‘CH’ (Cheshire) & WD Arrow’. Sn 16165 - 16165
David COLLUMBELL (also recorded as COLUMBELL) in 1712 was apprenticed to Gerrett Johnson Gunmaker at King Street, Westminster, London and is recorded at Parliament Street, Westminster, 1734-56. C1756, he is then recorded as a Gunmaker to Ordnance & in 1761 to the East India Company (see Howard L. Blackmore Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850). This an excellent original brass barrelled flintlock blunderbuss made by Collumbell most likely in the 1760’s when he was making weapons for the British Board of Ordnance & EIC. It is 31" overall with a bell mouth 15 ¼” brass cannon barrel which is 4 bore at the muzzle. The smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age. The top of the barrel is signed ‘London’ & it has crisp black powder proofs. It has a plain steel flat lock signed ‘Collumbell’, Swan neck hammer fitted with flint, original undamaged, Walnut full stock and quality brass mounts including ornately engraved butt plate tang, decorated flat side plate, trigger guard with extended tang, ram rod flutes & acanthus bud finial. It also has an ornate brass stock mount with ‘CH’ & ‘arrow’ mark which is most likely the monogram of the individual who purchased this blunderbuss or Regiment / County mark and WD / Board Of Ordnance arrow mark (CH was the board of ordnance County / district mark for Cheshire). It has it's wood ram rod with brass end cap. The price for this quality blunderbuss with interesting marks worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a private collection or display. Sn 16165
£2,400.00

MINT BORE, Early 1900’s Westley Richards & Co London Martini Action .300 Sherwood Extra Long (.300 Westley) Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre Target / Rook Rifle. Sn 16142 - 16142
The .300 Sherwood, also known as the .300 Extra Long and the .300 Westley, is an obsolete centre fire rifle cartridge developed by Westley Richards. The .300 Sherwood was introduced by Westley Richards in 1901 in response to W.W. Greener's .310 Cadet cartridge. The cartridge was created by lengthening the much milder .300 Rook. As expected, the first rifles chambered for it were made by Westley designated as the "Sherwood" target rifle. Later other manufacturers produced rifles in the calibre including BSA, Vickers and Francotte, whilst high end double rifles were produced by Holland & Holland and Westley Richards. This is an excellent and sought after example of the Sherwood target / rook rifle by Westley Richards. It has a 27 ½” steel barrel which has a near mint bore, clean with well defined rifling and it measures 43" overall. Its Martini Action works crisply. It has all original wood stock and fore end. It has a steel butt plate. It has a blade foresight and flip up graduated ladder rear sight. The top of the barrel are signed by the manufacturer. The breech has .300 calibre detail and Westley Richards triangle mark. The rifle is serial number ‘5818’. The price includes UK delivery. NB 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. Sn 16142
£975.00

Victorian C1870 Belgian Liege 7mm Pinfire 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Folding Trigger. A 1007 - A 1007
This is an excellent 7mm calibre, 6 shot, pin fire pocket revolver. It has a 3 ¼” barrel (7 ½” overall). The barrel’s bore is clean with well defined rifling. It has attractive figured Elm or Curly Birch grips which are undamaged. The frame, barrel, grip strap and cylinder all in the white are decorated with an attractive engraved foliate design. It has its original captive ejector rod and pinched blade fore sight. It’s rear sight consists of a notch in the hammer. The cylinder has a Liege ‘ELG with Crown’ mark (illustrated). It is side gate loading, has a folding trigger and is fully functioning with a crisp action, correctly double action only. As an obsolete calibre, antique, pin fire 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. A 1007
£345.00

Late 18th Century, English, Knubley London (Gunmaker to the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Clarence and Prince Edward) Officer’s Private Purchase .700 Calibre, Flintlock Pistol With Brass Fittings & Steel Ram Rod. Sn 16135 - 16135
In the late 18th century, Charing Cross in London was a hub of gunsmithing activity. This included John Prosser, Thomas Gill, and John Knubley. In 1790 Knubley was awarded the title of Gunmaker to the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Clarence and Prince Edward. Knubley moved his business to 7 Charing Cross in 1792. Knubley passed away in February 1795, but his wife continued the business along with Samuel Brunn until 1779 who operated as Knubley, Brunn & Co, Charing Cross, London. Brunn passed the business along to John Mallet who continued to operate at Charing Cross until 1803. This is an excellent original, Officer’s private purchase flintlock pistol by Knubley London. It is 15 ½” overall length with a 9” un-sighted steel barrel. Its smooth bore has just staining and residue consistent with age and use. The top of the barrel is marked ‘ London’ and has black powder proofs. The original Walnut full stock is has the knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected with age. It has its original steel ram rod, Swan neck hammer fitted with flint & brass trigger guard with extended tangs. The butt has a brass cudgel cap. The lock plate is signed by the manufacturer ‘Knubley’. The cocking and firing actions work correctly. 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 part of a collection or display. Sn 16135
£945.00
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