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MINT, BEST QUALITY, HAND MADE, MINIATURE, Cased, English John (Fred) Maycock Stockport Cheshire Percussion Pocket Pistol With Brass Frame, Silver Grip, Fluted Screw Off Barrel & Accessories. Sn 14575 - 14575
This is an excellent pocket pistol by John (Fred) Maycock who made quality flint and percussion arms. As well as full size arms he also produced hand made, best quality pieces in his small Stockport workshop. This hand made cased miniature pocket pistol is a superb example of his craftsmanship. The pistol’s brass action and silver grip are hand tooled with foliate designs and banners and arms. The action is signed on one side ‘J.Maycock’ and the other side ‘Stockport’. It has a blued dolphin hammer and blued 1” screw off fluted barrel which has a 5mm muzzle diameter. The barrel’s smooth bore is clean. The diminutive pistol is 3 ½” overall length with barrel attached. Its cocking & firing actions work perfectly. The pistol is contained in its original fitted wood case with hinged lid and press button catch. The inside of the lid has its John Maycock trade label. The case is lined with rich red felt and has compartments which contain accessories including a single lead ball with ivorine cup which holds the ball securely in the case, a small ivorine powder flask with removable screw off butt and ivorine cap and steel ball mould with brass ferrules and ivorine handles. The price for this rare opportunity to own a cased miniature Maycock pistol with accessories includes UK delivery. NB As an antique black powder percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14575
£1,795.00

BEST QUALITY, C1860 Victorian English John Wiggan London Double Damascus Barrelled 10 Bore Percussion ‘Howdah’ Pistol. Sn 14574 - 14574
John Wiggan also recorded as John Wiggin was a London based gunsmith with premises at Osborne Court in 1814 and other premises including Little Prescott Street, Church Lane, Chamber Street, Chamber Court & Catherine Street, St Georges through to 1841. The Howdah pistol was a large-calibre handgun, often with two or four barrels, used in India and Africa from the beginning of the nineteenth century and into the early twentieth century, during the period of British Colonial rule. It was typically intended for defence against Tigers, Lions, and other dangerous animals that might be encountered in remote areas. The term "howdah pistol" comes from the howdah, a large platform mounted on the back of an Elephant. Hunters, especially during the period of the British Raj in India, used Howdahs as a platform for hunting wild animals and needed large-calibre side-arms for protection from animal attacks at close quarters. The earliest Howdah pistols were flintlock designs, and it was not until about 60 years later percussion models in single or double barrel configuration were seen. Even though Howdah pistols were designed for emergency defence from dangerous animals in Africa and India, British Officers adopted them for personal protection in other far-flung outposts of the British Empire. This is a best quality, original, percussion double barrel Howdah pistol by John Wiggan. Its side by side finely figured Damascus barrels are 5 ½” in length and are 19.55mm muzzle diameter which is approx. 10 Bore. It measures 12 ¾” overall length. The smooth bores are clean. It has a broad top rib and small brass bead fore sight. It is complete with its original wood ram rod with brass end cap which sits inside the weapons’ lovely walnut full wood stock which has chequered panels at the grip and flat butt. It has double triggers and heavy Dolphin hammers. Both sides of the action have silver roundels inserted. Its side plates and action tang are crisply engraved with foliate design and signed ‘John Wiggan’. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly. Price for this impressive large calibre percussion pistol 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 14574
£2,850.00

C1870 Continental Military 9mm Pinfire Calibre 6 Shot Revolver With Engraved Decoration. Sn 14499:16 - 14499:16
This is a very good C1870 obsolete calibre 9mm pinfire Military, side gate loading revolver complete with integral ejector rod in the French of Liege Belgium form. It is both single and double action & is in its original condition, fully functioning with a 6” round steel barrel and chequered panel wood grips. The metal work has intricate engraved foliate decoration. The butt is fitted with military lanyard ring lug. There are no exterior manufacturer or proof marks. The weapon's side gate loading and firing actions work perfectly. NB As an obsolete calibre revolver 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 14499:16.
£475.00

SOLD...SOLD...SOLD..13/09.MATCHING NUMBERS, Original American Wild West Era, Sharps 1859 Patent .30 Rim Fire Calibre 4 Barrelled Brass Framed Pocket Derringer. Sn 11385 - 11385
Four 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" blued 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 '14401'. 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 grips which are undamaged. The 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 11385
£895.00

BEST QUALITY, C1860 English Victorian Westley Richards London English Double Damascus Barrelled 14 Bore Percussion ‘Howdah’ Pistol With Belt Hanger & Captive Ram Rod. Sn 14523 - 14523
The renowned English Gunsmiths Westley Richards & Co have been making unique and best quality shotguns and rifles for over 200 years. The Howdah pistol was a large-calibre handgun, often with two or four barrels, used in India and Africa from the beginning of the nineteenth century and into the early twentieth century, during the period of British Colonial rule. It was typically intended for defence against Tigers, Lions, and other dangerous animals that might be encountered in remote areas. The term "howdah pistol" comes from the howdah, a large platform mounted on the back of an Elephant. Hunters, especially during the period of the British Raj in India, used Howdahs as a platform for hunting wild animals and needed large-calibre side-arms for protection from animal attacks at close quarters. The earliest Howdah pistols were flintlock designs, and it was not until about 60 years later percussion models in single or double barrel configuration were seen. Even though Howdah pistols were designed for emergency defence from dangerous animals in Africa and India, British Officers adopted them for personal protection in other far-flung outposts of the British Empire. This is a best quality, original, percussion double barrel Howdah pistol by Westley Richards. Its side by side finely figured Damascus barrels are 6” in length and are 18.80mm muzzle diameter which is approx. 14 Bore. It measures 11 ¾” overall length. The smooth bores are clean. It has a broad top rib and small brass bead fore sight. The action plates have foliate engraved decoration and are signed by the maker Westley Richards. The left action plate is fitted with steel belt bar. It has safety bolts on each action. Both barrels at the breech have silver roundel inserts. The barrel rib is engraved ‘Westley Richards 170 New Bond Street London’. It has double triggers, heavy Dolphin hammers and is complete with its original captive steel ram rod. The weapon has a lovely walnut full wood stock which has chequering at the grip and inlaid void silver escutcheon on top of the wrist. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly. The price for this impressive large calibre percussion pistol by renowned English gun smiths 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 14523
£2,750.00

C1870 Belgian Liege 7mm Pinfire 6 Shot Revolver With Folding Trigger & Octagonal Barrel. Sn 14499:13 - 14499:13
This is a good C1870 obsolete calibre 7mm Pinfire revolver complete with integral ejector rod and folding trigger. It is both single and double action. It has a 3 ½” octagonal steel barrel and undamaged Walnut grips. The blued metal has faded with age to an attractive plum colour. The cylinder is stamped with Liege ‘ELG*’ proof mark and ‘star above X mark’. The weapon's firing actions work as they should. Its side gate loading cover is absent. NB As an obsolete calibre revolver 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 14499:13
£275.00

SOLD SOLD (16/9) C1870 Belgian Liege 7mm Pinfire 6 Shot Revolver With Folding Trigger & Octagonal Barrel. Sn 14499:12 - 14499:12
This is a very good C1870 obsolete calibre 7mm Pinfire, side gate loading revolver complete with integral ejector rod and folding trigger. It is both single and double action. It is fully functioning with a 3 ½” octagonal steel barrel and undamaged Walnut grips. The blued metal has faded with age to an attractive plum colour. The cylinder is stamped with Liege ‘ELG*’ proof mark and ‘Crown above N mark’. The weapon's firing actions work as they should. NB As an obsolete calibre revolver 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 14499:12
£0.00

C1870 French St Etienne 7mm ‘Mouvement Acier Fondu’ (Cast Steel Movement) Pinfire 6 Shot Revolver With Folding Trigger . Sn 14499:11 - 14499:11
This is a very good C1870 obsolete calibre 7mm Pinfire Military, side gate loading revolver complete with integral ejector rod and folding trigger. It is both single and double action & is in its original condition, fully functioning with a 3 ½” round steel barrel and plain bag shaped wood grips. The cylinder is stamped ‘Acier Fondu’ (cast steel). The barrel block is stamped on one side ‘Fabrique De St Etienne’ (Manufactured in St Etienne). The other side is marked ‘Mouvement Acier’ (steel movement). The cylinder has an inspection mark (illustrated). The weapon's side gate loading and firing actions work as they should. NB As an obsolete calibre revolver 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 14499:11
£395.00

C1870 9mm Nickel Plated Belgian Liege Military Pinfire 6 Shot Revolver. Sn 14499:10 - 14499:10
This is a very good C1870 obsolete calibre 9mm Pinfire Military, side gate loading revolver complete with integral ejector rod. It is both single and double action & is in its original condition, fully functioning with a 5” round steel barrel and plain wood grips. The metal retains much of its original nickel finish. The butt is fitted with military lanyard ring. The cylinder is stamped with Liege ‘ELG*’ proof mark and ‘star above X mark’. The barrel block also has the ‘star above X mark’. The weapon's side gate loading and firing actions work perfectly. NB As an obsolete calibre revolver 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 14499:10
£545.00

C1870 9mm Belgian Liege Military Pinfire 6 Shot Revolver With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 14499:9 - 14499:9
This is a very good C1870 obsolete calibre 9mm Pinfire Military, side gate loading revolver complete with integral ejector rod. It is both single and double action & is in its original condition, fully functioning with a 5” octagonal barrel and plain wood grips. The butt is fitted with military lanyard ring. The cylinder is stamped with Liege ‘ELG*’ proof mark and ‘star above T mark’. The barrel block also has the ‘star above T mark’. The weapon's side gate loading and firing actions work perfectly. NB As an obsolete calibre revolver 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 14499:9
£545.00
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