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QUALITY, Late 1700’s – Early 1800’s Pair Of English Johnson & Collins London 18 Bore Gentleman’s Flintlock Traveling / Duelling Pistols, With Octagonal barrels & Ram Rods. Sn 14926 - 14926
This is a superb pair of English flintlock pistols by Johnson & Collins London. The pistols are in excellent undamaged condition with 9 ¼” browned, octagonal steel barrels, undamaged walnut full stocks and charcoal blued fittings. The top of each barrel have proof marks and are engraved ‘London’. The smooth bores are clean. The barrels both have ‘v’ notch plate rear sights and small blade fore sights. Both hammers are fitted with flint. Their firing actions work perfectly as they should. The colour case hardened lock plates of both pistols are crisply marked with the manufacturer or retailers names ‘Johnson & Collins’. The metal fittings have foliate engraved decoration. Both pistols have their original rosewood ram rods with brass end caps and steel worms. The price for this quality pair of pistols worthy of further research re the signatures includes UK delivery. NB as antique flintlock weapons no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14926
£3,750.00

BEST QUALITY, Late 1700’s /Early 1800’s Pair Of Italian Gentleman's ‘IL Pacinia Pistola’ 22 Bore Flintlock Duelling / Travelling Pistols With Gold inlaid Decoration, Walnut Full Stocks & Ram Rods. Sn 14822 - 14822
This is a best quality pair of Italian flintlock pistols. The pistols are beautifully engraved with banners and arms on the lock plates and signed ‘IL Pacinia Pistola’. Both have foliate decoration to the hammers, brass trigger guards with extended tangs & ornate stepped butt caps. The barrel tangs have foliate engraved decoration inlaid with gold. Both measure 17" overall & have blued 11” steel cannon barrels which are 22 bore. The top of each barrel has a small Crown motif mark inlaid with gold. The bores are clean and bright. They both have undamaged attractive full walnut stocks. The pistols have their original wood ramrods with steel worms and horn end caps. The pistol’s cocking & firing actions work as they should. The price for this pair of best quality pistols worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB No licence is required to own these antique flintlock pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14822
£3,950.00

RARE, Large Frame, American Civil War Era Starr Arms Co New York 1856 Patent .44 Calibre Single Action Cap & Ball Revolver. Sn 14894:16 - 14894:16
This is an original American Starr 1856 Patent single action Army Revolver in .44 calibre. Starr produced double action revolvers used in the American Civil War until the U.S. Ordnance Department persuaded the Starr Arms Co. to create a single-action variant. The company eventually complied, and the Union acquired 25,000 of the single-action revolvers for $12 each between January 1862 and May 1863. This example is original and the metal has even patina. It has an 8” round steel barrel (13 ½” overall length). The frame is very faintly stamped with manufacturer and patent detail (illustrated in image 2). The weapon has a blade fore sight. The barrel block is stamped with serial number 40963. The one piece walnut grip is original and undamaged. The action works as it should 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. 14894:16
£1,575.00

RARE, 1863-1865 AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA, Rogers & Spencer, Army Model, Large Frame .44 Calibre Cap & Ball, Single Action 6 Shot Percussion Revolver With 7 ½” Octagonal Barrel. Sn 14894:15 - 14894:15
The Rogers & Spencer Percussion Army Revolver was originally manufactured in C 1863-65. In January 1865, the United States Government contracted with Rogers & Spencer for 5,000 of the solid frame pistols. This is a very good example of the Rogers & Spencer , large frame, .44 calibre, cap and ball revolver. The pistol has a 7 ½” octagonal barrel and measures 14" overall. The cylinder frame is crisply stamped with manufacturer detail ‘Rogers & Spencer Utica NY’ (illustrated). The cylinder, grip frame, barrel and frame are stamped with matching numbers ‘5248’. It has a captive lever ramrod and German Silver conical post fore sight. Its wood grips have the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use but are totally secure. The cocks and dry fires perfectly. As an antique cap and ball 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 14894:15
£1,575.00

1858 – Early 1860’s American Civil War Era Eli Whitney (Whitneyville Armoury) USA .36" Calibre, 6 Shot Single Action Model 1861 Navy Percussion Revolver With 7 ½” Octagonal Barrel. Sn 14894:14 - 14894:14
The Whitneyville Armoury USA was founded 1798 in New Haven Connecticut by Eli Whitney. Whitney produced approx. 33,000 revolvers to compete with Colt patent revolvers. Many were purchased by the Union Army & Navy and saw service in the American Civil War. In 1888, the Whitney Arms Company was sold to the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. This is an excellent, original 7 ½” octagonal barrel Eli Whitney Colt Navy .36" Calibre, 6 shot percussion revolver with drop down loading lever. The metal work has nice patina throughout. The top of the barrel is stamped ‘E. Whitney N.Haven’. The pistol has a small post fore sight, notched hammer rear sight and brass trigger guard. It has original undamaged Walnut grips. The pistol's loading and firing actions work as they should. 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 14894:14
£1,475.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, American Civil War Era, Manhattan Arms Manufacturing Co (Colt Navy), .36" Calibre, 5 Shot 6 ½” Octagonal Barrel, Single Action Percussion Revolver. Sn 14894:13 - 14894:13
The Manhattan 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, 5 shot percussion revolver with drop down loading lever. The metal work has nice patina throughout. It has a lightly engraved cylinder and the top of the frame is engraved Manhattan Fire Arms Co Newark N.J'. The pistol's steel frame, barrel block, brass butt strap & trigger guard assembly are undamaged and stamped with matching serial number '23097'. The cylinder is lightly decorated and engraved 'Patented Dec 27 1869'. It has an attractive Walnut grip. The pistol's loading and firing actions work as they should. 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 14894:13
£1,275.00

ORIGINAL, ALL MATCHING NUMBERS, 1859, Colt Pocket Model of 1849 (Model 1851 Navy) .31 Calibre, Cap And Ball, 5 Shot, Single Action, Revolver With 6” Octagonal Barrel. Sn 14894:12 - 14894:12
The family of Colt Pocket Percussion Revolvers evolved from the iconic 1860 Army and 1851 Navy Revolvers and were produced between 1849 and 1872. This original U.S. Colt .31 Calibre Cap and Ball, 5 shot Pocket Model of 1849 Revolver (1851 Navy) is in nice original condition with even patina throughout. It has a brass trigger guard and grip frame. Some of its original nickel plating is still present. The pistol has the correct brass pin fore sight and notched hammer rear sight. It has an undamaged American Walnut grip. The left side of its frame is stamped 'Colts Patent'. The top of the 6" octagonal barrel is correctly marked ' Address Col Saml Colt New York’. It has all matching serial numbers '147221' stamped on its frame, barrel, trigger guard, cylinder and butt which dates it to 1859. The cylinder is marked 'Colt's Patent’ . The cylinder has a faint, correct engraved ‘Stage Coach hold Up Scene’. The weapon's single action firing mechanism and captive steel ‘lever’ ram rod work as they should. Price for this historic Colt percussion revolver includes UK delivery. NB As an antique cap and ball revolver, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14894:12
£1,375.00

**SOLD**SOLD**27/12**Georgian C1800 British Officer’s Private Purchase John Richards Birmingham .700 Calibre New Land Pattern Flintlock Pistol. Sn 14626 - 14626
John Richards was a Birmingham Gunmaker recorded as having premises at 17 Colemore Street, Birmingham in 1769 (see page 49 of Bailey & Nie's book 'English Gunmakers) . This is a British Officer’s Private Purchase John Richards Birmingham .700 Calibre New Land Pattern Flintlock Pistol. It is 15 ¾” overall with a 9 ¼”" round steel barrel. The smoothbore has light staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel has indistinct proof / inspection marks (illustrated). The lock plate with Swan neck hammer is signed ‘Richards’ and King’s Crown with GR (George Rex) (illustrated). It has a walnut full stock with plain brass furniture. It is complete with its original wood ram rod with brass end cap. Its action is nice and tight & works as it should. The metal and wood of the pistol have no damage and even patina. 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 14626
£0.00

**SOLD**SOLD**27/12**C1835 Scottish Martin Of Paisley, 36 Bore, Percussion Pistol With Screw Off Barrel & Integral Folding Bayonet. Sn 14887 - 14887
Alexander Martin was a Scottish Paisley based gunsmith recorded as working in 1835 (see page 282 of British Gunmakers Vol 2. By Brown). It is 7" overall with a 3" screw off round steel barrel which has Victorian black powder proofs. The muzzle is slotted for tool to assist screwing off the barrel (tool absent). The smooth bore has staining consistent with age and use. The steel frame is engraved on both sides with foliate decoration. The left side is engraved by the manufacturer 'Martin' and the right ‘Paisley’. It has a steel Dolphin hammer and is complete with integral folding bayonet blade. The triangular blade is 1 ½” in length. The tip of the blade has a slight bend. The bayonet is secured to the muzzle of the pistol by a hinge. The tip of the blade loosely fits into a recess in the trigger guard. The bayonet is released by sliding the steel trigger guard to the rear. The tip of the blade sits within a notch in the front of the trigger guard when folded. It has an undamaged bag shaped wood grip which has a void silver escutcheon inlaid on the top edge. The pistol cocks and dry fires as it should with a strong spring action. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a private collection or display. Sn 14887
£0.00

SOLD...SOLD...SOLD...QUALITY, Cased Victorian C1860 British Beaumont Adams .31 Calibre Five Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver By London Arms Co Retailed By Williams & Powell Liverpool With Accessories. Sn 14886 - 14886
Robert Adams (1809–1880) was a 19th-century British gunsmith who patented the first successful double-action revolver in 1851. This is an excellent, original, Cased, Robert Adams, Patent .31 calibre five shot percussion revolver. The weapon's lever loading arm & double action firing mechanism work as they should in both single & double action. It has a 4 ¼” octagonal barrel (9” overall). The barrel has crisp ‘V & P’ with crown Victorian proof marks and is marked by the manufacturer ‘L.A.C’ (London Arms company) . The top of the frame is crisply marked by the Retailer ‘Williams & Powell 25 South Castles St Liverpool’. It has blued frame. The frame is crisply marked with Adams patent detail (illustrated) and number ‘B16225’. Its finely chequered Walnut grip is in great undamaged condition. The pistol's metal work is undamaged and it retains its original blue finish. The pistol is contained in its original wood case with hinged lid. The top of the lid is inlaid with a void central brass roundel. The case has a brass lock and original key. The case is lined with rich green felt and has compartments which contain accessories including a small steel oil bottle with screw top lid and integral applicator, Screw tool marked ‘Halford’, an empty Remington percussion cap tin and a copper and brass powder flask marked ‘C&W Hawksley’, a brass and steel bullet mould for 1 conical lead bullet and 1 lead ball. The mould is numbered 5185 and .31 (calibre) together with ‘Made in Italy. Also included are 10 x .31 calibre moulded conical lead bullets and 1 x .31 calibre lead ball. The price for this quality cased pistol with accessories 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 14886
£1,675.00
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