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Antique Pistols and Revolvers

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Victorian C1865 Belgian Liege Form 9mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Captive Extractor Rod. Sn 16772 - 16772
This is an excellent Liege form 6 shot 9mm pin fire revolver. This example is in full working order with all the springs functioning. It measures 10 ¼” overall with a 5 ½” barrel which has a top rib that extends over the action. The rifled bore has just staining consistent with age. The pistol's metal work has even patina and ornate tooled foliate decoration. It has undamaged ebony grips. The pistol’s cylinder has a ‘crown over S’ inspection mark. The pistol is side gate loading & has a captive steel ejector rod. The pistol’s firing action works correctly in both single & double action. The price includes UK delivery. 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. Sn 16772
£675.00

MINT BORE, Victorian 1881-1900 Belgian Antoine Bertrand Liege 9mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Captive Extractor Rod & Unusual Ladies Leg Form Folding Trigger. Sn 16744 - 16744
This is an excellent Liege made 6 shot 9mm pin fire revolver. This example is in full working order with all the springs functioning. It measures 8” overall with a 3 ½” barrel. The bore is near mint, clean with well defined rifling & the pistol's metal work has even patina and ornate tooled foliate decoration. It has an unusual ladies leg form folding trigger and undamaged ebony grips. The pistol is stamped with small manufacturer mark ‘AB’ within roundel (most likely Antoine Bertrand, 25 Rue Fabry Liege 1881/1900). The pistol is side gate loading & has a captive steel ejector rod. The pistol’s firing action works correctly in both single & double action. The price includes UK delivery. 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. Sn 16744
£575.00

SOLD SOLD (04/10) 1906 Colt 1895 Patent New Army Double Action .41 Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Revolver **The Only Model Of Colt Revolver Ever Produced With Cylinder That Spins Counter-Clockwise** & US Army Brown Leather Holster . Sn 16771 - 16771
This is the only Colt revolver ever produced where the cylinder spins counter-clockwise. Our example is in excellent condition chambered for the UK obsolete calibre .41 Centre Fire. It has a 6" barrel (11 ¾” overall) marked on the left side of the barrel is ‘Colt D.A. .41’. The top of the barrel is correctly marked ‘COLT'S PT P A MFG CC HARTFORD CT USA PATENTED AUG.5.1884 NOV.6.88 MAR.5.95’. The barrel’s rifled bore is clean with crisp rifling. The left side of the frame is stamped with the manufacturer’s rearing Colt logo. The blue finish has aged to an attractive plum colour in areas. It has undamaged stippled black Colt roundel grips. The pistol is serial number '269197' which is stamped on the bottom of the grip frame & dates it to 1906. The pistol is also stamped with number ‘780’ on the cylinder release catch most likely a factory inspection mark. The pistol has open sights and its single & double action firing mechanisms work correctly. The pistol is accompanied by its U.S. Army brown leather holster with full flap cover which has an eyelet that fastens to a brass stud on the body of the holster. The front of the holster is embossed with US army roundel. The rear of the holster has a belt loop secured by rows of copper rivets. All leather and stitching of the holster are clean and intact. The price includes UK delivery. 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. Sn 16771
£0.00

Late 1700’s / Early 1800's, English, Marhall & Weatherhead, 54 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 16735 - 16735
This is a flintlock pocket pistol by Marhall & Weatherhead (unknown) in the form popular in the late 1700's early 1800's. It is 7” overall with a 2 ½” screw off barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has residue and staining consistent with age and use. It has impressed black powder proofs on the underside of the action. The action is signed on one side with a decorative cartouche. The other side has the maker or retailer name ‘Marhall & Weatherhead’. The action has a strong spring action and has a steel safety bolt. The hammer is fitted with flint. The bag shaped walnut grip is undamaged. 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 16735
£495.00

Georgian Era British WD Enfield Tower New Land Pattern .650 Carbine Calibre Flintlock Pistol With Safety Bolt & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 16725 - 16725
This is an original New Land Pattern Enfield Tower flintlock pistol. It has all original wood work with brass fittings, including trigger guard with extended tang, fore end block & cudgel butt. It has a heavy military hammer & captive steel ram rod. It measures 15 ½” overall with a 9” round steel barrel. The smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age & use. The action works as it should. The lock plate is marked with the Enfield ‘Tower’ mark partially hidden by its safety bolt & has a WD arrow mark and Georgian Crown with Royal Cypher ‘GR’ (George Rex). The metal work has even patina throughout. 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 16725
£1,200.00

NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA, 1813 East India Company & British WD Board Of Ordnance Marked .650 Carbine Calibre Flintlock Light Dragoon Pistol With Brass Fittings & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 16724 - 16724
This is an original Napoleonic wars era EIC marked flintlock Light Dragoon pistol. It measures 15 ¾” overall and has a 9" round steel barrel with clean .650 calibre smooth bore which has staining & residue consistent with age and use. The barrel has crown above ‘9’ & crown above ‘7’ inspection marks together with black powder proofs. It has a heavy military swan neck hammer, brass trigger guard with extended tang, brass fore end block and cudgel butt cap numbered ‘7’ most likely a Regiment mark or weapon number. It also has a captive steel ramrod. The lock plate is marked with EIC rampant Lion mark and is dated 1813. The dark walnut full stock is undamaged with just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The wood is stamped with WD Board Of Ordnance ‘BO’ stamp & Broad Arrow. The metal work has even patina throughout. 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 16724
£975.00

American Hartford Arms Co USA 1878 Patent ‘Challenge’ .30 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 5 Shot Revolver. Sn 16668 - 16668
This ‘Challenge’ Model revolver is one of many revolvers based on S&W and Colt Patents produced in the 1860’s through to the late 1870s with dynamic or quirky names to attract sales. The American Hartford Arms Co were responsible for producing many of these 1878 patent revolvers with dynamic names and although not bearing their manufacturer mark was most likely made by them. This is an excellent original condition factory nickel plated .30 Rim Fire 5 shot revolver. The top of the 2 ½” octagonal barrel is stamped with the model name ‘Challenge’ and one barrel flat is stamped ' PAT'D APRIL 23 1878'. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘471’. The bore has crisp rifling and just staining and residue to be expected. The cylinder can be removed by depression of a lever on the underside of the frame and removal of the cylinder spigot. The revolver has a shrouded trigger and the action operates correctly, is single action only. It has a blade fore sight, grooved frame rear sight and black vulcanite grips. The price for this revolver worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16668
£425.00

SOLD SOLD (27/09) RARE, American Civil War Era Starr 1st Model 1856 Patent Army .44” Calibre Cap & Ball Revolver With Double Triggers & Factory Inspector’s Marks. Sn 11469 - 11469
This is an original, rare, 1st Model American Starr Army Revolver in .44 calibre. Between January 1862 and May 1863 16,100 .44 calibre Starr Army revolvers were delivered to the United States Military at $25.00 per revolver. This model uses dual triggers to allow the shooter to fire the weapon in a cocked single action position without first pulling the hammer back by hand. The front trigger cocks the hammer and rotates the cylinder. There is an adjustable lug attached to the rear of the front trigger that engages the rear trigger which is located in the rear of the trigger-guard which in turn, releases the hammer. The pistol also fires in conventional double action mode. These pistols were widely used throughout the Civil War and highly prized by Confederate troops. Later 2nd type pistols had single triggers. This 1st type example is original and has even patina to the white metal work throughout. It has a 6” round steel barrel which has a clean bore and crisp rifling. The barrel has a ‘k’ factory Inspector’s mark on the grip frame. The weapon has a blade fore sight and notched hammer rear sight. It is crisply marked on the right hand side with ' STARR'S PATENT JAN 15 1856' and on the left hand side ' STARR ARMS CO NEW YORK'. The cylinder is numbered '68602'. The one piece wood grip is original and undamaged and has Factory Inspector mark cartouches impressed on the left & right sides. The action works well and is very strong. This is a scarce American Civil War period revolver. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 11469
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (04/10) Prussian VCS*CGH Suhl (Valentin Christoph Schilling* Carl Gottlieb Haenel) Model 1883 (M/83) 10.6 mm Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre Reichs Revolver Regiment Marked 'K.S. 216’ To The Kommando Schutzen (Command Protection Unit). Sn - 16688
Prior to the 1880's only Prussian Officers were armed with pistols. The Officers were at that time issued with the heavy Model 1879 revolver. In the early 1880's when Prussia made the decision to arm Non Commissioned Officers, Artillery Field Gunners, Medical Corps Staff & other specialist units with revolvers, the lighter model 1883 revolver was introduced (see pages 153 & 236 of the book Reichs revolver By Harder). This is an excellent M/83 10.6mm Reichs Revolver by VCS*CGH Suhl . It has a 4 ¾” round barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech. The barrel's bore is clean and has crisp rifling. It measures 10" overall and retains its original blue finish and wood grips which are undamaged. The left side of the frame is stamped with themanufactiurer’s mark VCS*CGH Suhl (Valentin Christoph Schilling* Carl Gottlieb Haenel). It has matching serial numbers '164' stamped on the frame & barrel. The pistol is side gate loading and fitted with military lanyard ring lug & later lanyard ring. The pistol is single action and its firing & loading mechanism works with a nice crisp action in both single & double action. The left side of the frame has a thumb operated safety lever which works as it should. The steel grip strap is Regiment marked 'K.S. 216’ To The Kommando Schutzen (most likely ‘Command Protection Unit’, weapon number 216, see page19 of German Small Arms Markings by Gortz & Bryans). The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16688 (NB A rare M/83 Reichs revolver Holster which fits this pistol perfectly is available separately on this website)
£0.00

CASED WITH TRADE LABEL, C1840 English, Beckwith, London, Gunmakers To The Honourable East India Company (HEIC), Officer’s Private Purchase Brass Action .420 Calibre Bar Hammer, 6 Shot Pepper Box Revolver & Accessories Including WD Bullet Mould - 16679
The English gunmaker William .A. Beckwith operated in London from 1800 until approx. 1840 from which time business was conducted at 58 Skinner Street, Snow Hill. His son Henry was also involved in the family business until 1868. Henry Beckwith is listed as participating in the International Exhibition of 1851 (see page 123 of Pepperbox Firearms by Dunlap and Fig.53 on the same page where a pepperbox pistol by Beckwith is illustrated). The Honorable East India Company (HEIC) renowned for its exploration and trading throughout the World had its own Army and Navy. The company was often in conflict with British Governments regarding trade but ultimately would often fight on behalf of the British Government for both their own & British interests. This cased, bar hammer pepperbox by Beckwith of London is most likely an HEIC Officer’s private purchase piece and is in excellent condition. The action works perfectly. The pistol has a cluster of 6 x 3 ½” barrels and measures 8 ½” overall. The barrels are stamped with Victorian black powder proofs & the smooth bores have just light staining consistent with age. On one side the brass action is signed ‘Beckwith London’ within a foliate engraved panel and the reverse ‘Improved Revolving Pistol’ within a foliate engraved panel. The brass grip frame, steel trigger guard & steel bar hammer, have foliate decoration. The grip frame decoration incorporates a number ‘18’. The pistol has its original undamaged Walnut grip. The pistol is contained in its original wood case with hinged lid. The top of the lid is inlaid with a void brass roundel. The inside of the lid has its original W.A. Beckwith London To The Honourable East India Company trade label which has the Company’s Skinner Street address. The case has a brass lock (key absent). The case is lined with green felt and has compartments which contain accessories including an empty percussion cap tin, a steel bullet mould marked ‘42’ (calibre) and ‘WD’ (British War Dept), a copper and brass black powder flask, a small metal container with screw top lid and oil applicator tool, a wood ram rod with brass caps, & an Ebony handled tool. The price for this excellent cased pistol with many accessories & connections to the HEIC includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16679
£2,200.00
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