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C1820 Continental Form .700 Calibre Light Dragoon Percussion (Flintlock Conversion) Pistol With Brass Fittings & Ram Rod. Sn 15964:8 - 15964:8
This is a very good original continental Light Dragoon percussion pistol converted from flintlock . It is 15 ½” overall length, with a foliate engraved action plate. The plate has no manufacturer or date marks. It has brass furniture rounded butt cap, trigger guard with extended tang, side plate and ram rod flute. It has a wood ram rod with brass end cap and walnut full stock. The smooth bore of the 9” steel barrel has staining & residue consistent with age and use. The barrel has proof marks (illustrated). The pistol’s cocking and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. N.B. 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 15964:8
£595.00

SOLD SOLD (20/01) RARE, 1866-1878 ONE OF 5,000, MINT RIFLED BORES, American Arms Co, Boston, USA 1865 & 1866 Patent, Turn Over, Double Over & Under Barrels .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Derringer With Brass Frame & Rosewood Grips. Sn 15964:7 - 15964:7
These double barrel derringers were manufactured by the American Arms Co. of Boston, Mass. USA from 1866 to 1878 with a total production of under 5,000.This is a rare 1865 & 1866 Patent brass framed over & under Derringer by the American Arms Co. Its blued barrel block set over and under is 2 ¾” length (5 ¾” overall). The barrels rotate to allow firing of each barrel. The barrel block is rotated by depressing a steel lever on the underside of the frame. Both barrels have brass blade fore sights. The rifled bores are near mint, clean with well defined rifling. One barrel has the manufacturer’s patent detail, the other the manufacturer’s name and USA address (all illustrated). The grip frame is numbered ‘1110’. The pistol has a sheathed trigger and American rosewood grips. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly. The price for this rare desirable pistol includes UK delivery. NB as an antique obsolete calibre pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15964:7
£0.00

QUALITY C1830 English Mortimer London 28 Bore Percussion Overcoat Traveling Pistol With 1843-1846 Irish L-Y (Londonderry) Registration Mark, Octagonal Damascus Barrel & Ram Rod . Sn 15964:6 - 15964:6
HW Mortimer and his son Harvey Walklate Mortimer were London gunsmiths' between 1753 and into the 1800s with premises at Fleet Street (see page 187 of British Gunmakers London By Brown). The Mortimer family made Firearms by Royal Appointment. The Irish Registration Act was passed in 1843 and lasted only a short while, until August 1846. All firearms owned in Ireland during that period had to be Registered and marked with the relevant County code. This is a quality made Percussion overcoat traveling pistol by Mortimer, London. It is 10 ½” overall with a 5" octagonal Damascus steel barrel which is 28 Bore. The smoothbore has staining consistent with age and use. The top of the barrel is signed ‘London’ and has the Irish registration mark ‘L-Y’ indicating that this pistol was owned in Ireland sometime between 1843-1846. It’s blued action plate has quality tooled foliate decoration and is signed Mortimer. The barrel flats near the breech and the action tang have tooled foliate decoration and 2 brass bands. It has a small 'V' notch plate rear sight and small German Silver bead foresight. It has its original undamaged walnut stock with chequered panel grip and silver pommel plate. The back of the grip is inlaid with a void silver shield escutcheon. It has a steel trigger guard with engraved extended tang & pineapple finial. The pistol has German silver mounts and is complete with its original wood ram rod with brass end cap. Its action works as it should. 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 15964:6
£845.00

C1800 French Form 32 Bore Flintlock Pistol With Octagonal Brass Barrel & Ram Rod. Sn 15964:5 - 15964:5
This is an excellent flintlock pistol in French form made C1800. It is 12 ¼” overall with a 6 ¼” octagonal brass barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel has a small brass blade fore sight. There are no external visible manufacturer or proof marks on the pistol. It has its original undamaged walnut full stock with brass fittings including trigger guard with stylised finial and stepped pommel. It is complete with its original wood ramrod with brass end cap. It's 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 15964:5
£595.00

SOLD SOLD (09/01) Mid 1800's Double Barreled Over & Under, 38 Bore, Percussion Pistol With Butt Trap & Ram Rod. Sn 15964:4 - 15964:4
This is an usual configuration percussion double barrel pistol with over & under set barrels in continental form. It's barrels are 5 ½” in length and are 38 Bore. The smooth bores of each barrel have staining consistent with age & use. The pistol measures 11 ½” overall. There are no visible manufacturer or proof marks on the outside of the pistol. The pistol is fitted with side mounted wood ram rod with brass end cap. It has double triggers and brass trigger guard which extends to the butt which has a hinged butt trap. The trigger guard has ornate foliate engraved decoration. It has a brass bead fore sight. It's action plates, action tang & hammers are nicely engraved with foliate decoration. The pistol has its original undamaged wood full stock. 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 15964:4
£0.00

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA, Remington 1858 Army 6 Shot, .44 Calibre Single Action Revolver With Bone Grips. Sn 15964:3 - 15964:3
The Remington 1858 Army Model Revolvers were used during the American Civil War and the design was the beginning of a successful line of medium and large frame percussion revolvers. Due to limited availability of Colt 1860 Army Revolvers at the time, large numbers of the Remington revolver were ordered by the U.S. Government. It was favoured for its durability and ability to quickly reload by switching to another pre-loaded cylinder. It saw use in the American West, both in its original percussion configuration and as a metallic cartridge conversion. This is an excellent original Civil War Era, Model 1858 Army Model, Large frame, .44 calibre, cap and ball revolver. The pistol has an 8" octagonal barrel and measures 14" overall. The pistol is serial number '154539' which is stamped on the underside of the barrel. The top barrel flat is marked with faint Remington 1858 patent detail (illustrated). It has a brass trigger guard, blade fore sight, grooved frame rear sight, steel frame & captive lever ramrod. It has period bone grips. The bottom of one grip has contemporary hand inscribed initials ‘AJS’ most likely the name of the original owner of this pistol. The cylinder can be removed for quick change of reloaded cylinder and it cocks and dry fires perfectly. As an antique cap and ball percussion revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 15964:3
£1,575.00

American Civil War, 1863, Colt Model 1860 Army .44 Calibre Percussion Revolver. Sn 15964:2 - 15964:2
The Colt Model 1860 Army was a muzzle-loading cap & ball .44-calibre revolver used during the American Civil War. It was used as a side arm by Cavalry, Infantry, Artillery troops, and Naval forces. This Colt Model 1860 Army revolver is in nice original condition with even patina throughout. The pistol has an 8 " round steel barrel and measures 14" overall. The weapon has the correct blade foresight and 'notched hammer' rear sight. The heel of the steel butt strap is also correctly notched for addition of a detachable shoulder stock and it has a captive 'lever' ramrod. The barrel is crisply stamped with manufacturer detail 'Address Col. Saml Colt New York U.S. America'. The left side of the frame is stamped 'Colt's Patent’. The pistol has matching serial numbers '138465’ on the frame, brass trigger guard frame and butt. The serial number dates the pistol’s production to 1863. It has its original American Walnut grip. The pistol's single action firing action works perfectly. 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 15964:2
£1,695.00

SOLD SOLD (17/01) MATCHING NUMBERS, Cased American Civil War Era, 1864 Patent Manhattan Fire Arms Manufacturing Co (Colt Navy), .36" Calibre, 6 Shot, Octagonal Barrel, Single Action Percussion Revolver With 2 Cylinders & Accessories. Sn 15964:1 - 15964:1
The Manhattan Fire 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, 6 shot percussion revolver with drop down loading lever & 2 cylinders. The metal work has nice patina throughout. The barrel's bore is clean with crisp rifling.Both cylinders have the correct engraved cylinder scenes and the top of the frame is engraved Manhattan Fire Arms Co Newark N.J Patented March 8 1864'. The pistol's steel frame, barrel block, nickel plated brass grip frame and butt are undamaged and stamped with matching serial number '8320'. The cylinders are both engraved 'Patented Dec 27 1869'. It has its original undamaged Walnut grip. The pistol's loading and firing actions work as they should. The pistol and spare cylinder are contained in their fitted case. The top of the hinged lid has an inlaid void brass plate. The case is lined with green felt and has compartments which snugly fit the weapon with additional compartments for accessories. The accessory compartments contain a brass, black powder flask decorated with an embossed clamshell design and marked ‘Patent’, a steel combination bullet & ball mould marked ‘Manhattan Fire Arms Manufacturing Company’, an empty ‘Eley London’ percussion cap tin and 6 moulded .36” calibre lead balls. The case has its original lock (key absent). 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 15964:1
£0.00

1838 2nd Scinde Irregular Horse Enfield .700 Calibre Percussion Cavalry Carbine, .14th Prince of Wales's Own. rare Unit. Sn 15941 - 15941
The Scinde Irregular Horse was raised at Hyderabad on 8 August 1838. It was named after the province of Sind now in Pakistan, where it was raised to protect the trade route from the Bolan Pass to Sukkur on the Indus River and fight against the marauding Baluchi warriors. It later expanded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Scinde Horse. These three regiments were absorbed into the regular forces after the Mutiny of 1857 and became the 35th Scinde Horse and the 36th Jacob's Horse. They saw active service in Northern and Central India, Persia, Afghanistan on the North West Frontier and, during World War I, where they served in France and Palestine. The two regiments were amalgamated in 1922, as the present 14th Prince of Wales's Own Scinde Horse which served in World War II. This is an original Enfield Pattern private purchase cavalry carbine marked to the 2nd Scinde Irregular Horse. Its original wood full stock is undamaged and metal work has even patina. It has a heavy military percussion hammer and the action plate is marked ‘2nd Scinde Irregular Horse’. Its 21" barrel (37” overall) has a smooth bore which has just light staining consistent with age. The top of the barrel is stamped with Victorian proof/inspection marks and with an indistinct ‘London’ maker or retailer mark. It has a fixed rear sight and blade fore sight. It has an under barrel captive swivel steel ramrod. The carbine also has brass fore end block, trigger guard & butt plate. It is complete with sling swivels. It cocks & dry fires perfectly. 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 15941
£1,275.00

1860 Dated British Military Private Purchase Volunteer / Militia Enfield Tower 2 Band .600 Calibre Percussion Musket. A 623 - A 623
This is an original Enfield 2-band Percussion smooth bore musket in .600 calibre. It is stamped on the side plate, ‘Tower’ (Enfield) and dated ‘1860’, together with Victorian Crown. The barrel has proof/ inspection marks. It has all original woodwork. The wood has chequered panels at the fore stock and wrist indicating that this weapon was a private purchase item. The underside of the shoulder stock has a void brass shield escutcheon. It has its original steel butt plate, ramrod, ladder rear sight, block and blade fore sight & bayonet lug. The barrel’s smooth bore has just staining consistent with age & use. Total length is 49" with a 32" barrel. The cocking and firing actions work perfectly. This is an antique percussion musket and 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 623
£795.00
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