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RARE, C1810 Victorian English Thomas Hewson London Double Barrelled 18 Bore Flintlock Traveling Pistol With Silver Fittings & Integral Folding Bayonet . Sn 16416 - 16416
The English London based gunsmith Thomas Hewson is recorded as having premises at 133 Fetter Lane between 1805 & 1808, 36 Piccadilly 1808 to 1820. He is believed to have emigrated to South Africa C1820 and worked as a gunsmith at Grahamstown from 1837 (see page 169 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This is an excellent , original and rare to find, flintlock double barrel traveling pistol by Hewson. Its side by side steel barrels are 5 ¼” in length. It measures 11 ½” overall length with bayonet folded closed (16” with bayonet open). The smooth bores have light staining and residue consistent with age & use. The pistol has its original integral folding bayonet mounted on top of the barrel which is retained by a spring clip at the muzzle end & sliding catch at the breech. The spring clips works correctly and the 3 ½” triangular shaped blade with fullers tapers to a pin sharp point. It also has its original wood ram rod with silver end cap and steel worm. Its original Walnut full stock has chequering at the grip and is inlaid void silver escutcheon. It has double triggers and Swan neck hammers fitted with flints. Its lock plates and action tang are crisply engraved with foliate design and signed ‘Hewson’. Both barrels have inlaid silver roundels and silver bands at the breech. Both locks have sliding safety bolts. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly. 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 part of a collection or display. Sn 16416
£4,950.00

1795-1832 English Patrick Of Liverpool Pair Of 50 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistols With Screw Off Barrels & Folding Triggers. A 1015 - A 1015
Jeremiah Patrick was an English Liverpool based Gunsmith between 1795-1814. The business was then taken on by Edward Patrick between 1814-1820 & finally by Ann Patrick from 1820-1832. This is an excellent pair of percussion pocket pistols by Patrick Liverpool. They are each 6” overall length with 1 ¾” screw off barrels, concealed folding triggers, sliding safety bolts and Swan neck hammers. The bores of both pistols have staining consistent with age. It has impressed proof /inspection marks on the underside of the action and the barrel’s each have lugs for tool to allow the barrels to be turned off (we do not have a tool). On the left side amongst a panel with banners each pistol is crisply marked ‘Patrick Liverpool’ and the right sides have martial arms and banners. The actions of each pistol work as they should. The bag shaped wood grips are excellent & undamaged and are both inlaid with void silver shields. The price includes UK delivery. NB As antique flintlock pistols no licence is required to own these items in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. A 1015
£1,375.00

C1800 Turkish Style Balkans 16 Bore Flintlock Pistol With Brass Fittings & Cudgel Butt. Sn 16294 - 16294
This is an attractive Turkish Style Balkans flintlock pistol made C1800. It is 17” overall with a 10 ¾” stee barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel is unsighted. The barrel has foliate tooled decoration and a small indistinct cartouche (illustrated). It has its original undamaged full stock with ornate tooled decoration & brass fittings including trigger guard with stylised finial and ornate cudgel pommel. It is complete with wood ramrod which is short (only 5” length). Its lock 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 16294
£575.00

1864, Colt London, Pocket Model of 1849 .31 Calibre, Cap And Ball, 5 Shot, Single Action, Revolver With Victorian Black Powder Proofs, Brass Frame & Octagonal Barrel. Sn 16383 - 16383
The family of Colt Pocket Percussion Revolvers evolved from the iconic 1860 Army and 1851 Navy Revolvers and were produced between 1849 and 1872. They were made in the USA and In London for the British market. This original Colt London .31 Calibre Cap and Ball, 5 shot Pocket Model of 1849 Revolver is in very good condition with even patina throughout. It has a brass trigger guard and grip frame. The pistol has the correct brass pin fore sight and notched hammer rear sight. It has its original Walnut grip. The left side of its frame is stamped '31 cal'. It has a 4 " octagonal barrel. The bore is clean with crisp well defined rifling. It has matching serial numbers '261774’' stamped on its frame, barrel block and butt which dates its manufacture to 1864. The cylinder is also marked 'Colt's Patent No 1762’. The cylinder has its correct lightly engraved ‘Stage Coach Hold Up Scene’. The frame and cylinder have Victorian Black Powder Proofs. The weapon's single action firing mechanism and captive steel lever ram rod work as they should. The price 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 16383
£975.00

Victorian, 1860’s, Webley Bentley Patent 80 Bore Five Shot Double Action Cap & Ball Percussion Revolver. Sn 16384 - 16384
Joseph Bentley held the patent for a double action revolver which he allowed to lapse in 1861. Thereafter the Birmingham Gun Trade made them in various forms. This is a very good, original, Webley Bentley Five shot percussion revolver. Made sometime in the 1860’s, the weapon's folding loading arm & double action only firing actions work as they should. It has a 5” octagonal barrel (10 ½” overall). The pistol’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has a spurred grip strap, spurless hammer and closed frame. The barrel and frame have Victorian proofs. The frame is crisply marked ‘Patent No. 28 244’. It's finely chequered Walnut grips are in great undamaged condition. It has a stepped steel butt cap. The pistol's metal work and grips have even patina throughout. 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 part of a collection or display. Sn 16384
£975.00

Cased, Victorian C1860 Blissett London & Liverpool, Tranter's Patent Double Action, Double Trigger 54 Bore 5 Shot Percussion Revolver With Accessories. Sn 16382 - 16382
Thomas Blissett was an English Gunsmith with premises at 38 South castle Street and 11 Water Street, Liverpool between 1834 and 1870 (see page 174 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol 2).The Tranter revolver is a double action black powder cap & ball revolver invented around 1856 by English firearms designer William Tranter (1816 - 1890). Originally operated with a special dual-trigger mechanism (one to rotate the cylinder and cock the gun, a second to fire it) later models employed a single-trigger mechanism. This is an excellent example of the Tranter Patent revolver in 54 Bore with single trigger by Blissett . It measures 12" overall with a 6" octagonal barrel which has a blade foresight and notch 'v' frame rear sight. The barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling. The top of the frame is signed ‘T. Blissett Water Lane London Sth Castle Street Liverpool’. The frame is marked ‘Patent No.5033’. It's finely chequered Walnut grip is in excellent undamaged condition. The double action only firing action works correctly. It is contained in its wood case. The case is lined with felt and has compartments which snugly fit the weapon with additional compartments for accessories. The accessory compartments contain an original copper and brass black powder flask which has a measurement adjustment feature on its neck, ebony rod with brass screw thread tip, brass and steel double bullet mould, a folded cloth which contains 7 moulded lead balls, an empty ‘Joyce & Co London’ labelled percussion cap tin, an ebony handled steel tool and a steel oil bottle with screw top applicator lid. The case with hinged lid is undamaged. It has a brass lock (key absent). On top of the lid, in its centre, is a void brass roundel. The inside of the lid has a Blissett trade label which is clean. The price for this rare, complete Tranter set 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 16382
£1,895.00

1792 - 1815 Richard Fenton London English Officer’s 16 Bore Flintlock Holster Pistol. Sn 16381 - 16381
Richard Fenton was an English gunmaker with premises at 19 Shoemaker Row, Doctor's Commons, Blackfriars, London between 1792 & 1815. This is an original English Officers' Flintlock Holster Pistol by Fenton. It is 15 ¼” long with a superb 9 ¼” 'watered' Brown Barrel which is 16 bore. The barrel has an inlaid silver band at the breech end. The smooth bore has just staining consistent with age. The woodwork is a nice deep brown with steel furniture including trigger guard with extended tang and pineapple finial. The back of the pistol's chequered grip is inlaid with a void silver shield escutcheon. It has it's wood ramrod with brass end cap and the hammer is fitted with a Flint. The lock is signed by the maker ‘R. Fenton’ and nicely engraved with a Stag in the field scene. The lock functions as it should. As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK as part of a display or collection. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16381.
£1,275.00

**MAN STOPPER**Early 1800’s English R. Horton London 22 Bore Flintlock Traveling Pistol With Folding Trigger & Turn Off Barrel. Sn 16380 - 16380
This an excellent large calibre flintlock pocket pistol made or retailed by R.Horton London. It is 8” overall length and has a 2 ½” screw off barrel (the underside of the barrel has a lug for tool to turn off the barrel. We do not have the tool). This man stopper pistol is 15mm at the muzzle (approx. 22 bore). The barrel’s smooth bore has just staining consistent with age and use. The underside of the frame has crisp proof marks. It's action is decorated on both sides, one side with Martial banners & arms and is signed ‘R.Horton’ within panel. The other side has Martial banners & arms and is signed ‘London’ within panel . The action has a sliding safety bolt to the rear of the Swan neck hammer which is fitted with flint. It has its undamaged original bag shaped wood grip. The grip is inlaid with a void silver escutcheon. It has a folding trigger & the weapon cocks and dry fires as it should. The 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 16380
£975.00

SOLD... LAYAYAY 03.06.19. 1899 Colt 1895 Patent New Army Double Action .41 Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Revolver With Mother Of Pearl Grips **The Only Model Of Colt Revolver Ever Produced With Cylinder That Spins Counter-Clockwise** . Sn 16371 - 16371
The last patent date for Colt was March 5th 1895. 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. The left side of the frame is stamped with the manufacturer’s rearing Colt logo. It has undamaged period Mother of pearl grips. The pistol is serial number '130007' which dates it to 1899. The pisol is also stamped with other small numbers and letters (illustrated) most likely parts or inspection marks. The pistol has open sights and it’s single & double action firing mechanisms work correctly. 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 16371
£1,695.00

Victorian Liege Belgian Antoine Bertrand ‘AB’ 9mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Folding Trigger & Captive Ejector Rod. Sn 16291 - 16291
This is an excellent Liege made 6 shot 9mm pin fire revolver. This attractive pistol is in full working order. It measures 8” overall with a 3 ½” barrel. The bore is clean with well defined rifling & the pistol's metal work has ornate deep cut, tooled foliate decoration. It has a typical folding trigger, undamaged ebony grips, blade fore sight and ‘v’ notch block rear sight. The pistol is stamped with small manufacturer mark ‘AB combined’ within roundel (Antoine Bertrand, 25 Rue Fabry Liege 1881 - 1900). The pistol is side gate loading & has a captive steel ejector rod. The pistol functions 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 16291
£495.00
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