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Crimean War Era Deane Adams & Deane London Large Frame 54 Bore Five Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver. A 621 - A 621
The famous English gunsmith's Deane Adams and Deane had premises at 30 King William Street, London Bridge, London in 1852. Until the arrival of Samuel Colt at the Great Exhibition of 1851 with his display of percussion revolvers, British gun makers had largely neglected this style of weapon except for pepperbox revolvers. The arrival of Colt with his American methods of promoting business caused much resentment in the British gun trade. The outcome was a surge in quality revolver design and production by British makers including Deane Adams & Deane. Their Large frame Large Calibre Revolvers were popular private purchase weapons for British Army Officers. This is an excellent, original, Deane Adams & Deane 54 Bore Five shot percussion revolver. The weapon's double action only firing mechanism with spurless hammer works as it should. It has a 6 ½” octagonal barrel (12" overall). The barrel’s rifled bore has staining and residue consistent with age & use. The barrel has Victorian black powder proofs and is fitted with blade fore sight. The cylinder frame has a ‘v’ notch rear sight. The pistol has a large closed military frame. The top of the frame is crisply marked 'Deane Adams & Deane 30 King William Street, London Bridge'. It has foliate engraving to the frame trigger guard, grip tang & butt. The frame is marked ‘Adams Patent 8599’. The butt is fitted with fixed military lanyard ring. Its dark coloured finely chequered walnut grip is in great undamaged condition. The pistol's metal work is undamaged. The price for this 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. A 621
£975.00

SOLD SOLD (04/12) MATCHING NUMBERS, 1877 -1909, Nickel Plated Colt Model 1877 ‘Thunderer’ Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre .41 Long Colt Double Action 6 Shot Revolver. Sn 15890 - 15890
The Colt M1877 was a double action revolver manufactured by Colt's Patent Fire Arms from January 1877 to 1909. The Model 1877 was offered in three calibres, which lent them three unofficial names: the "Lightning", the "Thunderer" and the "Rainmaker". The principal difference between the models was the cartridge in which they were chambered: the "Lightning" being chambered in .38 Long Colt; the "Thunderer" in .41 Long Colt. Both models had a six-round ammunition capacity. An earlier model in .32 Colt known as the "Rainmaker" was offered in 1877. The 1877 "Thunderer" in .41 calibre was the preferred weapon of the wild west outlaw Billy the Kid and was his weapon of choice when he was killed by Pat Garrett in 1881. This original Model 1877 Colt “Thunderer” in the obsolete calibre .41 Long Colt has a 4 ½” barrel and measures 9 ½” overall. The metal work retains most of its original nickel plated finish. It is side gate loading and has a captive sprung ejector rod under the barrel. It has a blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The pistol is serial number 105756 which is stamped on the frame, barrel block and butt. The top of the barrel is stamped Colts PTFA MFG Co Hartford CT USA’. The barrel is also stamped ‘Colt DA 41 (calibre)’. The left side of the action is stamped with 1871-75 Patent detail (all illustrated). Its original, correct, hard rubber gutta percha grips are excellent and undamaged with rearing Colt roundels. The pistol’s single and double action firing mechanisms work as they should. Price includes UK delivery. As an antique obsolete calibre revolver, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15890
£0.00

**SOLD**SOLD** 29/11**English Cased 1826-1830 James Spurling Judd Street London 16 Bore Muzzle Loading Percussion Pistol & Accessories. Sn 15868. - 15868
James Spurling was an English, London based gunsmith recorded at 42 Judd Street, Brunswick Square between 1826 & 1830. This is an excellent cased percussion pistol by Spurling. The pistol is undamaged with all original wood full stock. The pistol has a 5 ¼” round steel barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The edges of the action plate has foliate decoration and Dolphin hammer. The action plate is signed ‘Jas (James) Spurling’ and the top of the barrel ‘Judd Street London’ . The pistol has a brass bead fore sight and grooved action tang rear sight. The cocking & firing actions work perfectly as they should. The pistol is complete with its later fitted wood case. The case with hinged lid is lined in green felt material and has compartments contoured to snugly fit the pistols and their accessories which include , an empty tin for percussion caps labelled ‘ E Joyce & Co Warranted’, brass shot measure with wood handle, wood handled cleaning rod, a copper & brass powder flask and metal tool. The outside of the lid has a void brass shield inlaid, the inside has a later brass plate engraved ‘JAs Spurling Cir 1800’. The price includes UK delivery. NB as an antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15868
£0.00

**SOLD**LAYAWAY 29/11**SOLD**German Cased C1820 G. Stahl 12mm (40 Bore) Muzzle Loading Percussion Pistols With Octagonal Rifled Barrels & Accessories. Sn 15867. - 15867
This is an excellent pair of German percussion pistols. The pistols are in excellent undamaged condition with all original wood stocks, fluted curved handles and diamond shaped stepped butt caps. Both pistols have blued 7 ¼” octagonal barrels which have deep multi groove rifled barrels which have just staining consistent with age and use. The action plates of each pistol are engraved ‘G.Stahl’ (Stahl translates to steel in German). Both pistols are fitted with blade fore sights and ‘v’ notch blocks rear sights. The barrels are each 12mm muzzle diameter (approx. 40 Bore). Their cocking & firing actions work perfectly as they should. The pistols are complete with their later fitted wood case. The case with hinged lid is lined in in green felt material and has compartments contoured to snugly fit the pistols and their accessories which include a steel bullet mould, an empty tin for percussion caps labelled ‘ E Joyce & Co London metal lined percussion caps’, brass measure with wood handle, wood ram rod, a bag shaped copper & brass powder flask and metal oil bottle with screw top lid. The lid of the case has an inlaid brass roundel engraved G. Stahl 1820’. The price includes UK delivery. NB as antique percussion weapons no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15867
£0.00

SCARCE, 1892-1910 Chicago Fire Arms Company USA .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Factory Nickel Plated 7 Shot Repeating Palm Pistol. Sn 15878 - 15878
The Protector Palm Pistol is a small .32 rimfire revolver designed to be the size of a pocket watch and is a unique pistol in that it is not fired using a conventional trigger, but by the operator squeezing his or her fist when the pistol is concealed in the palm of the hand. It was unique in that the revolver was clasped in a fist with the barrel protruding between two fingers and the entire handgun was squeezed in order to fire a round. The Protector Palm Pistol was first patented and built in France in 1882 by Jacques Turbiaux and sold as the "Turbiaux Le Protector" or the "Turbiaux Disc Pistol". Later in 1883 it was built in the USA as The Protector by Minneapolis Firearms Co.. Peter H. Finnegan of Austin, Illinois bought the patent in 1892 and founded the Chicago Fire Arms Co. to make and market the pistols. In anticipation of the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893, he contracted the Ames Sword Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts to manufacture 15,000 pistols. Ames made 1,500 of the pistols by the deadline of the exhibition. Finnegan sued for damages and engaged in a lawsuit with Ames. The company countersued and settled with Finnegan, but, through the years, had amassed a large production run of 12,800 pistols. The company sold the inventory and abandoned the design by 1910. Remington manufactured the rimfire ammunition for this pistol, 32 Extra Short and alternatively 32 Protector, until 1920. Most Protectors were nickel-plated to prevent corrosion from being carried in close contact with the owner. These guns were shipped with gutta percha hard rubber inserts for additional protection. This is an excellent fully functioning example of the factiory nickel plated Chicago Firearms Co ‘Protector’ palm pistol. The 1 ¾” barrel has a foliate engraved collar. The barel has a clean bore with crisp rifling. The pistol has the correct disc body with foliate edged engraved decoration and gutta percha decorative disc inserts. The steel centres are marked on both sides with crisp manufacturer and patent detail (all illustrated). The inside of the turn off disc on the left side of the frame and the internal 7 shot rotating cylinder mechanism are both numbered ‘738’. The front of the disc frame has the correct finger spur and safety lever. The rear of the disc frame has the correct sprung steel firing lever with chequered panel gutta percha grip which is undamaged. 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 15878
£1,475.00

American Elliots 1865 Patent Remington Type 1 No.2 Factory Nickel Plated .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Double Barrelled Derringer With British Nitro Proof Marks. Sn 15856 - 15856
This is a very good fully functioning example of Remington’s Type 1 No.2 Derringer. The pistol has two 3" barrels and measures 5" overall making it easy to conceal and therefore popular with Wild West Gamblers. The top of the barrel rib is stamped 'E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION N.Y.' & 'ELLIOTS PATENT DEC 12 1865' and has a cast blade foresight and grooved hinge rear sight. The underside of the bottom barrel is stamped '379'. The barrels have London & Nitro proof marks. The barrels bores are clean with crisp rifling. The frame has a ‘crown V’ proof inspection mark and is also marked ‘Not British Make’. It has a shrouded trigger & undamaged wood grips. It's original factory nickel plating has blemishes consistent with age. The pistol’s loading cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this iconic piece of American Wild West history 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 15856
£895.00

RARE, LOW SERIAL NUMBER, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA Bacon Manufacturing Company (Colt Police Model 1862 Constabulary) .31 Calibre Single Action 5 Shot Percussion Revolver. Sn 15855 - 15855
Thomas K Bacon originally worked for the American Manhattan Firearms Company before leaving C1859 to set up his own business BACON MF'G. CO. NORWICH CONN. The Colt 1862 Police 'Constabulary' Percussion Revolver is considered by many collectors as the epitome in development of the cap and ball revolvers. Manufactured from 1861 until approximately 1873, it was designed in response to the demand for pocket pistols by both civilians and early Police Forces. This model was the concluding design of Colt percussion pistols and in addition to, the Police for whom this pistol was designed these weapons were popular with Civil War Army Officers. When Colt's Patents for revolving firearms expired in 1857, Colt Patent expired weapons were produced by a number of American manufacturers. This revolver by Bacon Manufacturing Company is similar in design to Colt’s the Model 1862 revolver. The grey gun metal has even patina throughout. The pistol has a 4” steel barrel & measures 9 ¼” overall. The top of the barrel is stamped ‘Bacon Mfg Co, Norwich Cnn’. The barrel's bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has a captive steel lever ram rod and fluted cylinder, brass pin fore sight and notched hammer rear sight. Its original walnut grips are undamaged. The pistol’s action plates have tooled foliate scroll decoration. The underside of the barrel and inside of the trigger guard have the low serial number ‘435’. Its single action firing mechanism works perfectly. The price for this historic revolver 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 15855
£995.00

MATCHING NUMBERS AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA Colt Police Model 1862 Constabulary & Civil War Officer’s .36 Calibre Single Action 5 Shot Percussion Revolver. Sn 15854 - 15854
The Colt 1862 Police 'Constabulary' Percussion Revolver is considered by many collectors as the epitome in development of the cap and ball revolvers. Manufactured from 1861 until approximately 1873, it was designed in response to the demand for pocket pistols by both civilians and early Police Forces. This model was the concluding design of Colt percussion pistols and in addition to, the Police for whom this pistol was designed these weapons were popular with Civil War Army Officers. This original example of the Model 1862 revolver has even patina throughout. The pistol has a 4 ½” steel barrel & measures 9 ¾” overall. The top of the barrel is stamped 'Address Col. Saml Colt New York U.S. America'. The barrel's bore is clean with crisp rifling. The brass grip frame has calibre detail ’36 Cal’. It has a captive steel lever ram rod, correct brass pin fore sight and notched hammer rear sight. It has a heavy brass trigger guard, grip frame & undamaged walnut grip. The underside of the frame, barrel block, trigger guard and butt are stamped with matching serial numbers ‘19500’. Its single action firing mechanism works perfectly. The price for this historic revolver 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 15854
£1,275.00

C1870 French Chamelot Delvigne 9mm Obsolete Calibre Pinfire Double Action 6 Shot Revolver Retailed By Juan Lopez Buenos Ayres Argentina With Best Quality Ornate Tooled & Gilt Decoration. Sn 15845 - 15845
This is an impressive C1870 obsolete calibre 9mm Pinfire side gate loading revolver complete with captive steel ejector rod. It is both single and double action & fully functioning with a 5” octagonal steel barrel and undamaged ornate gutta percha hard rubber grips. The barrel’s rifled bore has light staining consistent with age and use. The metal work has ornate, quality, tooled decoration with gilt highlights throughout. The butt is fitted with military lanyard ring. The barrel is stamped by the French Arms manufacturer Chamelot Delvigne together with proof mark. The weapon's side gate loading and firing actions work perfectly. The top of the barrel is signed by the retailer ‘Juan Lopez Buenos Ayres’ (Argentina). The barrel has a blade fore sight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. 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 15845
£695.00

C1860 Victorian English John William Edge Manchester Double Barrelled .500 Calibre Percussion ‘Howdah’ Pistol With Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 15844 - 15844
John William Edge was an English Gunsmith recorded in Manchester between 1827 & 1864 (see page 95 of English Gunmakers by De Witt Bailey & Nie). 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 very good, original, percussion double barrel Howdah pistol by J.W. Edge Manchester. Its side by side steel barrels are 6” in length. It measures 12” overall length. The smooth bores have staining and residue consistent with age & use. It has a broad top rib and small brass bead fore sight. The rib is signed ‘J.W. Edge Manchester. It is complete with its original captive steel ram rod. Its original Walnut full stock has chequered panels at the grip and inlaid void silver escutcheon. It has double triggers and heavy Dolphin hammers. Its action plates and action tang are crisply engraved with foliate design and signed ‘J.W. Edge’. Both barrels have inlaid silver roundels at the breech. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly. The price for this large calibre percussion Howdah 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 15844
£1,200.00
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