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Victorian Era British Webley Royal Ulster Constabulary (RIC) Pattern Model 1867 6 Shot Double & Single Action Revolver By Westley Richards & Co In .442 Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre. Sn 13987 - 13987
The success of the world famous British Webley firearms company was in no small part due to the existence of the RIC. In 1867, Philip Webley launched a new compact revolver design, designated the Model 1867 which was to achieve recognition throughout the world and remain in production for more than 60 years. Webley secured a contract to supply his weapon to the RIC in January 1868, a stroke of good fortune which ensured the financial success of the company, and established it as the foremost supplier of personal firearms to the Government and Colonial Forces for years to come. This is an excellent example of the M1867 pattern RIC revolver made by the prestigious British Firearms manufacturer Westley Richards & Co in the rare to find obsolete .442 calibre. It has a sturdy closed frame, is side gate loading, has a captive hinged ejector rod and military / police lanyard ring. The metal work is undamaged and has nice even patina. It has a 4” round steel barrel and measures 9” overall length. The pistol has a blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. Its barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling. The top of the barrel is crisply signed ‘Westley Richards & Co’. Its one piece chequered walnut grip is undamaged. Its firing action works perfectly in both single and double action. The price for this rare RIC pattern M1867 pistol includes UK delivery. NB as an obsolete calibre antique revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13987
£975.00

Cased, C1860, Victorian, William Needler Of Hull, Yorkshire, Patent 3683, Double & Single Action, 5 Shot .54” Calibre Percussion Revolver With Many Accessories. Sn 13977 - 13977
The Needlers were a family of English Gunsmiths based in Hull, Yorkshire. William Needler is recorded at 15 & 22 Scale lane, Hull between 1845 & 1847 & 27 Silver Street between 1850-1856. William. S. Needler is recorded at the Silver Street address C1894 (see page 293 of British Gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown). This is an excellent, cased, percussion revolver by William Needler made C1860 with accessories. It is 11 ¾” overall with a 6 ¼” octagonal barrel. It has a closed frame and superb finely chequered walnut grips. It has a captive lever ram rod. The top of the frame is crisply signed ‘W. Needler Hull’ and the left side of the frame is marked ‘Patent No 3683'. The barrel is also stamped with Victorian proof marks. The action is very strong in both single and double action. The pistol is contained in its wood case with hinged lid. The top of the lid is inlaid with a void central brass disc. The case has its original key. The case is lined with rich green velvet and has compartments which contain accessories including a small steel oil container with screw top lid and integral applicator. A wood handled cleaning tool with additional screw on cleaning accessories. A small antique ivory pot with screw off lid which contains 3 spare nipples, a brass and steel double bullet mould stamped ‘54’ calibre and with small cartouche ‘Robt Adams Regd June1852’, an ebony handled adjustment tool & a copper and brass powder flask. Compartments also contain a quantity of .54 calibre moulded conical bullets and copper percussion caps. The inside of the lid has its original paper trade label ‘William Needler Gun Maker 27 Silver Street Hull’. The price for this excellent cased revolver with many accessories includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre 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 13977
£2,450.00

Victorian C1850 English Freemantle Of Fareham Hampshire .650" Carbine Bore Percussion Travelling / Holster Pistol With Captive Steel Ram Rod & Octagonal Barrel. Sn 13978 - 13978
Richard & John Freemantle were English Gunsmiths based in Fareham, Hampshire and are recorded as having premises on the High Street Fareham. Richard is recorded between 1823-1867 and John between 1870-1874 (see page 223 of British Gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown) . This is an excellent travelling / holster pistol by Freemantle of Fareham. It is 13" overall with a 7 ¾” octagonal browned steel barrel. The barrel is .650” carbine smooth bore. The bore is clean. Its steel fittings including Dolphin hammer, action tang, side plate, stepped butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang & Pineapple finial have crisp foliate engraved decoration. It has a walnut full stock with chequered grip panels,German Silver void oval escutcheon on top of the wrist & original captive steel ram rod. The side plate is crisply signed ‘Freemantle’ and the top barrel flat ‘Fareham’. The breech end of the barrel has a gold band inlaid & the action has a platinum roundel. Its action works as it should. The metal and wood of the pistol have no damage. 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 13978
£975.00

VERY RARE, ORIGINAL, American Wild West Era 1870-1880 Colt No.1 ‘Knuckle Duster’ Single Shot Derringer In .41 Rim Fire Calibre. Sn 13896 - 13896
Colt made the No.1 derringer between 1870 and 1880. This is an excellent, very rare, original .41 RF Calibre steel framed ‘Knuckle Duster’ No.1 derringer By Colt. It measures 5 ¾” overall with a 2 ½” barrel which has a flat ribbed top with brass blade fore sight. The frame has foliate engraved decoration and ‘knurled oval sections’ to assist grip. The barrel rib is crisply marked by the manufacturer ‘Colt’ PTFA MFG Co Hartford CT USA’ together with ‘No.1’ all between stylised Maltese cross symbols. The right side of the barrel is numbered 'W1756'. It has a knurled spur steel hammer incorporating a ‘v’ notch rear sight and sheathed trigger. It’ hooked shaped handle with the appearance of a knuckle duster could be used to strike an assailant. The barrel is released by a sliding knurled steel button on the frame. The barrel swings out for loading. Its loading and firing actions work perfectly with a strong spring action. The price for this very rare derringer includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre derringer no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13896
£1,395.00

Mid 1800's Smith & Wesson Transitional Model 1 1/2 'Tip Up' Barrel .32 Rim Fire 5 Shot Nickel Plated Revolver With Octagonal Barrel . Sn 13950 - 13950
The American Civil War created a large demand for handguns of all shapes and sizes. S&W had been successfully producing their Model 1 Pocket Revolvers and Their Model 2 belt revolver. There was however a demand for a pocket revolver in a larger calibre than their Model 1 .22 Calibre pistol. To cater for the demand S&W introduced their Model 1 1/2. This pistol referred to as the 'Transitional Model 1/2' was made using some parts taken from the production line of their Model 1 and Model 2 revolvers. This is an excellent original example of the Smith & Wesson Transitional Model 1 1/2 'Tip Up' Barrel 5 shot Revolver in .32 Rim Fire Calibre. It retains much of its original nickel finish and has undamaged original dark wood grips. The butt strap is stamped with serial number '7304'. It has a shrouded trigger and the top of its 3 ½” octagonal barrel with top rib is marked with the S&W Springfield address and 1855-1859 Patent detail. The pistol measures 8 ½” overall and its single action firing mechanism works perfectly. Price for this excellent pistol includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13950
£375.00

C1800 British Yeomanry Officer’s Private Purchase .750 Bore Light Dragoon Flintlock Pistol By Spencer. Sn 13910. - 13910
This is a Private Purchase .750 Bore Light Dragoon Flintlock Pistol privately commissioned most likely by a British Yeomanry Cavalry Officer C1800. It is 15 ½” overall length. The lock plate is engraved by the manufacturer ‘Spencer’ (there are many gunsmiths named Spencer recorded as working in the 1700’s & 1800’s both in London & the Provinces). It has brass furniture including brass stepped butt cap, ram rod mounts and trigger guard with extended tang. It has its original steel ram rod and lovely walnut full stock. The smooth bore of the 9” round steel barrel is excellent, clean with no pitting. The barrel has black powder proof marks. The lock’s cocking and firing actions work as they should. The hammer is fitted with flint. The price for this excellent Yeomanry Cavalry Officer’s pistol 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 13910
£1,275.00

**SOLD**SOLD**1864-1870 American Civil War Era .32 Calibre Moores / Williamsons 1864 Patent 6 Shot Teat Fire Brass Framed Revolver. Sn 13949. - 13949
Manufactured from 1864 to 1870 these 6 shot American front loading teat-fire revolvers were one of the most successful competitors to Smith & Wesson and it is believed that their popularity was one of the reasons for Colt's purchase of the National Arms Co in 1870. The underside of its 3" round steel barrel is stamped with number '10176' and the top ‘Moore’s Patent Firearms Co Brooklyn N.Y’. ‘D. WILLIAMSON'S PATENT JANUARY 5, 1864’ is faintly marked around the rear edge of the cylinder. The brass frame and butt strap are nicely scroll engraved with a punch dot background and retains traces of its original nickel plating. It has a fold down extractor hook panel on the front right side of the frame. It has a shrouded trigger and smooth dark rosewood grips. The left grip has a small chip to the bottom edge. Both grips are totally secure. The cocking & firing actions work as they should. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique teat fire pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13949
£0.00

C1860's American Civil War Era Merwin & Bray Firearms Co New York 6 Shot Brass Framed Front Loading .42 Cup-Primer Cartridge Single Action Army Model Revolver With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 13913 - 13913
An excellent example of the unusual front loading Army Model .42 Cup-Primer Cartridge revolver by Merwin & Bray Firearms Co New York (Merwin & Bray made the .42 Army Model aimed at Military contract sales and a smaller .30 cartridge pocket version for the civilian market). Our Army Model example has a 4 ½” octagonal barrel with top rib which is marked “Merwin & Bray Firearms Co NY”. The circumference of the cylinder is faintly marked “PATENTED July 12 1859 July 21 1863”. It has an undamaged brass frame stamped “7592”. The front sight is a half round blade. It has a grooved frame rear sight. The grips are smooth varnished rosewood which have just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The steel barrel, removable cylinder, sheathed trigger and hammer retain their original blue finish. The rifled bore is clean. The action functions correctly. This revolver loads its special cartridges from the front, and extracts them with a captive rod with bolt action mounted on the frame’s right side. The cartridges used in this revolver had a priming compound in the cup shaped base of the cartridge. This revolver was manufactured C1860's by Merwin & Bray. It was designed as a front loading cartridge revolver in an effort to circumvent the Rollin White patent held by Smith & Wesson which allowed for chambers bored completely through the cylinder and loaded from the rear. Price for this unusual American front loading 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 13913
£845.00

C1800 English, Twigg Of London Brass Frame 54 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 13909 - 13909
John Fox Twigg was born at Grantham, Linconshire, in 1732 and is listed by Heer (1978) as being apprenticed to the Irish gunmaker, Edward Newton (active 1718-1764), though no dates for the apprenticeship are offered. By 1755, Blackmore (1986) lists Twigg working as a gunmaker from Angel Ct., Charing Cross until 1760 when he moved to 132 Strand, opposite Catherine St., and continued at this address until 1776. He moved again in 1776, this time to Piccadilly where he remained until 1790. During these 14 years he opened several warehouses; at little Somerset St., in 1771; 30 Cornhill, 1777 and Tower Hill in 1779. His only son, John, was apprenticed in 1786 to Henry Nock, and subsequently inherited his father's business. This is an excellent, brass framed flintlock pocket pistol by Twigg, London. It measures 6 ¼” overall with a 1 3/4" screw off steel barrel. The frame is marked ‘Twigg’ within roundel surrounded by banners & arms on the left side and the right ‘London’ within roundel, arms and banners. The underside of the frame has proof marks. It has a steel swan neck hammer, sliding safety catch feature and steel trigger guard. The pistol’s bag shaped wood grip is undamaged. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly. 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 13909
£575.00

QUALITY, Early 1800’s English, Westley Richards, .650 Carbine Bore Flintlock Pistol With Damascus Octagonal Barrel & captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 13908 - 13908
The renowned English Gunsmiths Westley Richards & Co have been making unique and best quality shotguns and rifles for over 200 years. This is a superb flintlock Pistol by Westley Richards. It is 13 ½” overall with an 8" octagonal Damascus steel barrel. The top barrel flat is crisply signed ‘Westley Richards’. The smooth bore is clean. It has a border engraved lock with bolt safety and swan neck hammer. The lock plate is crisply signed ‘Westley Richards’. It has a lovely walnut full stock with chequered panel grip and inlaid escutcheon with stylised monogram. Its steel trigger guard with extended tang has foliate engraved decoration and it has its original captive steel ram rod with steel ram rod mounts. The pistol has a brass post fore sight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. Its action has a platinum inlaid roundel. The metal and wood of the pistol have no damage. 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 13908
£1,375.00
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