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George III British Enfield Tower.67” Bore Light Dragoon Flintlock Pistol With Brass Fittings & Ram Rod. A 583 - A 583
This is an honest as found and un-messed with original C1800 George III [ 1760 - 1820] Tower Lock Light Dragoon Flintlock Pistol. It is 15 ½” overall length, with a nicely stamped Enfield ‘Tower’ marked lock plate. The lock plate is also marked with the King’s Crown and ‘GR’ (George Rex) and inspection mark. It has brass furniture including brass stock fore end cap, stepped butt cap and trigger guard with extended tang. It has its wood ram rod with brass ram rod stock mount and walnut full stock. The smooth bore of the 9” round steel barrel is clean with no pitting. The barrel has black powder proof marks and inspection mark. The wood also has an inspection mark and has initials ‘IW’ contemporaneously carved into the wood (all marks illustrated in image 2). The lock’s cocking and firing actions work as they 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. A 583
£1,275.00

RARE, Cased Pair Of Original American 1870-1880 .41 Rim Fire Calibre Nickel Plated Colt No.1 ‘Knuckle Duster’ Derringers. Sn 14348 - 14348
Colt made their No.1 Derringers between 1870 and 1880. This is an excellent pair of original .41 RF Calibre nickel plated steel ‘Knuckle Duster’ Derringers rare to find as a cased pair. Each pistol measures 5” overall with 2 ¾” barrels which have flat tops with German Silver blade fore sights. The barrel flats are crisply marked by the manufacturer ‘Colt’s PT FA MFG Co Hartford CT USA No.1’ with Maltese cross marks either side. The pistol’s rifled bores have just light staining consistent with age and use. They have spurred steel hammers incorporating a ‘v’ rear sight & sheathed triggers. They have the correct distinctive hooked handle with the appearance of a knuckle duster (the heavy handle could be used to strike an assailant). The action frames have crisp foliate engraved decoration. The barrels swing to the left for loading. The barrels move by operation of a sliding knurled steel button on the right side of their frames. Their loading and firing actions work perfectly. The pistols retain most of their original nickel finish. One pistol has matching numbers ‘1820’ on the underside of the barrel and frame. The other has matching numbers ‘3106’ in the same locations. The derringers are contained in their original period fitted Walnut case with hinged lid and lock (key absent). The case has brass hinges and an inlaid brass Eagle roundel applied to the centre of the lid. The inside of the case is lined with padded red velvet and has cut out sections which snugly fit the pistols. The price includes UK delivery. NB As obsolete calibre antique pistols no licence is required to own them in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14348
£2,900.00

Victorian English Reade Of London .36" Calibre Brass Framed Bar Hammer, 6 Shot Pepper Box Revolver. Sn 14349 - 14349
Revolving pepper box multi shot pistols were produced from the late 1820s and were designed for civilian use. They were made in numerous calibres. This is original bar hammer pepperbox is in .36" calibre. The pistol has 6 x 3" barrels and measures 7 ½” overall. The barrels are stamped with proof marks and have clean bores. The barrels are also numbered 1-6. The brass action, grip frame, steel bar hammer and trigger guard are decorated with foliate and geometric engraving. The left side is signed ‘Reade London’ (either the manufacturer or retailer). The pistol has an undamaged Walnut grip. A nice example of a Victorian personal protection weapon worthy of further research re the manufacturer. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14349
£975.00

SCARCE, 1876- Early 1900's French 8mm Calibre Repeating Palm Pistol By Mitrailleuse D’Armes St Etienne. Sn 14350 - 14350
These pistols unusual small calibre 4 shot 'palm squeeze' repeating pistols were made between 1896 and C1911. They were marketed as self defence weapons. This is a good example in obsolete 8mm calibre. The barrel is stamped ‘Mitrailleuse’. The right side of the frame is marked "Manufacture Mitrailleuse D’Armes St Etienne " within panel (illustrated). The left side ‘Surete’ within panel above ‘Dechargement Et Demontage’ within panel (illustrated). The action casing has tooled decoration and features a 3 position switch on the left side and it has a wood palm grip butt. The action casing has areas of staining and pitting consistent with age and use. The squeeze firing action works as it should. The pistol has a 2" barrel and measures 5 ¼” overall. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘3204’. The pistol has a sliding ribbed steel breech cover and flat top barrel rib. It’s post fore sight is absent. The price for this hard to find, unusual pistol 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 14350
£1,200.00

C1820 English .67 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel By Thomas. Sn 14344 - 14344
There were many English gunsmiths by the name of Thomas operating in both London and the Provinces during the Georgian and Victorian eras. This is an excellent flintlock pocket pistol made C1820. It is 5 ½” overall with a 2½” screw off barrel which is 10mm diameter at the muzzle opening (approx. 67 bore). The smooth bore has staining consistent with age but no pitting or rust. The underside of the barrel has crisp proof marks (illustrated). The action is decorated with shield and banners on the right side and signed by the manufacturer ‘Thomas’ on the left. It has undamaged original bag shaped wood grip and sliding safety catch feature. The hammer is fitted with flint. The cocking & firing actions work as they should. Price 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 14344
£495.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD 1821-1830 English Richard Brunton, York, 36 Bore Percussion Holster Pistol With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 14325 - 14325
This is a very good percussion pistol made C1830. It is 14 ½” overall with a 9 ¼” octagonal steel barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore is clean. The barrel’s muzzle diameter is 12mm (approx. 36 bore). It’s steel side plate, action tang, Dolphin hammer, trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial, have light foliate engraved decoration. The side plate is signed ‘Brunton’ and the top barrel flat ‘York’ (Richard Brunton, High Street Doncaster Yorkshire 1817-1820 & Stonegate, York 1821-1830, see page 182 of ‘British Gunmakers Vol.2’ by Brown). It has sliding safety bolt, blade fore sight and ‘v’ notch frame rear sight. It has its original, undamaged walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises consistent with age. The top of the wrist is inlaid with void silver escutcheon. The pistol has its original wood ram rod with brass end cap and steel worm. Its cocking and firing actions work as they 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 14325
£0.00

C1870 Liege Belgium Nickel Plated 5mm Pin Fire Ladies 6 Shot Purse Revolver With Folding Trigger & Original Period Leather Covered Wood Clamshell Case. Sn 14307:2 - 14307:2
This is a very good 6 shot 5mm pinfire double action revolver made in Liege C1870. Its small calibre and frame allowed this type of pistol to be carried by ladies in their purses for personal protection. This example is in full working order with all the springs functioning. It measures 5 ½” overall with a 2 ½” octagonal barrel. It’s nickel plating is worn and tarnished in areas consistent with age but the metal is undamaged. It has a typical folding trigger and undamaged wood grips. The pistol is stamped with Liege proof marks 'Crown Above R' (Liege mark post 1852) and '* above F'. The pistol is side gate loading, has a post fore sight and a captive ejector rod. The pistol is accompanied by its original leather covered wood clamshell hard case with clasp fastener. The case is lined and padded with cotton and silk. The leather has some scuffing consistent with age but is all intact and fits the pistol perfectly. 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 14307:2
£425.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD As Found, Early 1800’s, 13 Bore, Percussion Belt Pistol By Henry Nock London (Later Wilkinson Sword) With Belt Bar, Octagonal Barrel, Hinged Patch Compartment & Captive Ram Rod. Sn 14306 - 14306
Henry Nock (1741–1804) was a British inventor and engineer of the Napoleonic period, best known as a gunsmith. As well as supplying the military and civilian markets, Nock made expensive pieces for the aristocracy and Royalty and was an appointed gun maker to the King. Nock's business eventually became Wilkinson Sword. This is a good original percussion belt pistol by Nock. It is 12 ½” overall length with a 6” octagonal barrel which has a small brass bead fore sight. The muzzle opening measures 18mm (approx. 13 Bore). Its smooth bore has staining consistent with age. The original Walnut full stock furniture has a contemporary repair to a crack near to the butt which is stable and secure. The butt has a hinged patch compartment. The pistol has its original captive steel ram rod. Its Dolphin hammer, steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial and action with German Silver band have foliate engraved decoration. The lock plate is marked by the manufacturer ‘Nock London’. The left side of the weapon has its original steel belt bar decorated with foliate engraving. The cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this pistol in as found condition, by a prestigious manufacturer 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 14306
£0.00

Victorian English 22 Bore Percussion Converted From Flintlock Traveling Pistol With Octagonal Barrel By Smith. Sn 14305 - 14305
This is a good percussion pistol, nipple & drum converted from flintlock. It is 11” overall with a 6” octagonal steel barrel. One barrel flat has black powder proof marks. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining consistent with age. It’s steel side plate, action tang, Dolphin hammer, trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial, have light foliate engraved decoration. The side plate is faintly engraved with indistinct lettering which appears to contain the name Smith (there were many Gunsmiths named Smith working in both London & the Provinces during the Georgian and Victorian eras). It has sliding safety bolt and blade fore sight. It has its original, undamaged walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises consistent with age. The pistol has its original wood ram rod with brass end cap. Its cocking and firing actions work as they 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 14305
£395.00

Victorian 1867 Birmingham, East India Company (EIC) .65" Bore Percussion Light Dragoon Pistol Barrel Marked ‘John Clive’ & ‘WH’ With Brass Fittings & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 14307 - 14307
This is an original EIC marked percussion Light Dragoon Pistol. It measures 13 ½” overall and has an 8" round steel barrel which is .65" bore. The bore has just light staining consistent with age. The underside of the barrel beneath the wood is marked ‘John Clive’ ( Birmingham Gunmaker recorded as John Clive & John Clive & Son at St Mary’s Row and Newton Row between 1814 and 1878 see page 194 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol 2). The underside of the barrel is also marked ‘WH’. The pistol has a blade fore sight and block with notch rear sight. It has a heavy military dolphin hammer, brass trigger guard with extended tang, brass fore end block and butt cap with steel lanyard ring. It also has a captive steel ramrod. The side plate is marked with Crown and EIC mark together with Birmingham and date 1867. The dark walnut full stock is undamaged. The metal work has even patina throughout. 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 14307
£595.00
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