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SOLD SOLD (11/04) AS FOUND UN-MESSED WITH, Victorian English C1860’s ‘Hull River Police Dock Watch G3’ .650 Carbine Calibre Percussion Holster. Sn 16215 - 16215
The Port of Hull is a port at the confluence of the River Hull and the Humber Estuary in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. Seaborne trade at the port can be traced to at least the 13th century, originally conducted mainly at the outfall of the River Hull, known as The Haven, or later as the Old Harbour. In 1773, the Hull Dock Company was formed and Hull's first dock built, on land formerly occupied by Hull town walls; in the next half century a ring of docks were built around the old down on the site of the former fortifications, known as the Town Docks – the first, The Dock (1778), (or The Old Dock, known as Queen's Dock after 1855), Humber Dock (1809), and Junction Dock (1829) – an extension, Railway Dock (1846) was opened to serve the newly built Hull and Selby Railway. The first dock east of the river, Victoria Dock, opened in 1850. Docks along the banks of the Humber to the west were begun in 1862 with the construction of the West Dock, later Albert Dock, the William Wright extension, opened in 1880, and a dock further west, St Andrew's Dock, opened in 1883. In 1885, a new eastern dock was built, Alexandra Dock, connected to a new railway line constructed by the same company, the Hull Barnsley & West Riding Junction Railway and Dock Company. After the London, Thames River Police was formed in 1798 to tackle theft and looting from ships anchored in the Pool of London and in the lower reaches and docks of the Thames, other Provincial areas with Waterway policing responsibilities formed their own River Police / Port units. The role of the River Police was a dangerous one as the duties entailed weaving in and out of the shipping lanes, boarding moving boats and the rescue of persons in distress. This is a Victorian era percussion holster pistol marked to the Hull River Police Dock Watch in good as found and un-messed with condition. It is 13” overall with a 7 ½” round steel barrel. The top of the barrel is crisply engraved ‘Hull River Police Dock Watch’. The barrel also has black powder proof marks and a small bead fore sight. It’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age & use. It has a heavy Dolphin hammer and brass furniture including a cudgel butt which could be used as a striking weapon. The butt cap is engraved ‘G3’ most likely a Police unit or weapon number. The pistol has its original steel ram rod. The metal has no damage and even patina. The original wood full stock has knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. There are no visible external manufacturer marks on this pistol. Its cocking and firing actions work correctly. The price for this nicely marked historic River Police pistol 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 16215
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (10/04) Late 1800’s American Wild West Era Factory Nickel Plated Remington .41 Rim Fire Calibre Double Barrelled Derringer With Polished Mother Of Pearl Grips. Sn 16211 - 16211
This original factory nickel plated Remington double-barrel pocket derringer in .41 RF calibre with tip up barrels is in excellent condition. It retains all of its original factory nickel plating and has undamaged original opaque polished Mother of pearl grips. The barrels are released for loading by operation of a lever and a knurled steel button on the frame of the pistol. The design was little changed by Remington during a production run of nearly 70 years. The loading and firing actions of this piece function perfectly. The pistol has two 3" barrels set over and under and measures 5" overall making it easy to conceal and therefore popular with Wild West Gamblers. The top of the barrel rib is crisply stamped 'REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION N.Y.' The underside of the bottom barrel is stamped '139'. It has a shrouded trigger. The pistol's barrels have clean bores with crisp well defined rifling. The price for this superb, 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 16211
£0.00

Late 1800's Colt 'New Line' .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 5 Shot Single Action Revolver. Sn 16214 - 16214
The Colt New Line was a single action pocket revolver introduced by the Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company in 1873. This is a very good example. These pistols were popular in the late 1800's. The revolver has a 2 ¼” round steel barrel (6” overall). The barrel's bore is clean with crisp rifling. It retains its original blue finish. The top of the barrel is faintly marked 'Colt's PT FA MFG CC Hartford CT USA'. The underside is numbered ‘3804’. The frame is stamped ’41 cal’. It has a blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. It has a shrouded trigger and the single action mechanism functions as it should. It has a removable cylinder for speed loading. It has undamaged wood grips. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16214
£625.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, C1870 Belgian Liege Pinfire 7mm Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Ornate Tooled Decoration & Folding Trigger. Sn 16213 - 16213
This is an excellent, 7mm calibre, 6 shot, pin fire pocket revolver. It has a 2 ¾” barrel (6 ¾” overall). It has undamaged, finely chequered gutta percha hard rubber grips. The pistol is decorated with an attractive foliate and geometric tooled design. The folding trigger, cylinder and frame and barrel block have matching numbers ‘16’. The fluted cylinder has an ‘ELG’ Liege mark and the frame has other small inspection marks. It has its original captive ejector rod and is side gate loading. It has a post fore sight. It is fully functioning in both single and double action. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique, pin fire weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16213
£645.00

Large, 1862 - 1867 American Wild West Era Sharps & Hankins Iron Frame .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 4 Barrelled Derringer . Sn 16161 - 16161
The story of the Sharps four-barrel pistol begins, officially, on December 18, 1849. On that date, the United States Patent Office issued patent number 6960 for a pistol to Christian Sharps, then residing in Washington, D.C. The pistol was not produced on a commercial basis until 1859, after Sharps had become sole owner of the Fairmont Rifle Works in West Philadelphia. By this time, the metallic cartridge had been introduced and Sharps was able to develop his design into a practical repeating pistol. Patent number 22753 was issued to Sharps on January 25, 1859. In 1862, William Hankins joined the firm and the company became "Sharps & Hankins". With the money brought into the company by Hankins, they were able to acquire a new factory. The new factory was first used for the manufacture of metallic rimfire cartridges but was later used to make both rifles and pistols. The Sharps and Hankins derringers differed from earlier Sharps derringers. They were larger, .32 calibre, and had iron frames. With only one exception, the Sharps & Hankins derringers had the barrel release button on the left side of the frame instead of underneath the frame. .When the partnership was dissolved in 1867, production of this model was stopped entirely. This is an Sharps & Hankins 4 barrelled derringer in .32 RF calibre. It is a fully functioning example. The pistol has 4 x 3 ½” steel barrels which have clean bores with crisp rifling. The derringer measures 6 ½” overall length. The frame is iron. It has a brass blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The right side of the frame has faint indistinct name ‘C.Sharps Jan’ (C. Sharps Patent Jan 25 1859). The top of the barrel group is crisply marked with the Sharps & hankins name and address. It has a revolving firing pin which works as it should and loading is achieved by depression of a knurled steel button on the left side of the frame. The barrel cluster can then be moved forward for loading of rounds. It has a shrouded trigger & undamaged Walnut grip. Its loading cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price 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 16161
£895.00

MAGNIFICENT, Cased Victorian Era Belgian Liege Large Frame Double Action 12 Shot 9mm, Military Pinfire, Revolver With Accessories. Sn 16210 - 16210
This is an excellent, Belgian 9mm, military, pinfire, 12 Shot Revolver. It is side gate loading with a 6” barrel, sturdy undamaged large frame and undamaged Walnut grips. The frame has a small ‘crown above s’ Liege inspection mark. The barrel’s rifled bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use The frame and fluted cylinder have crisp foliate engraving. The pistol is double action and cocks and dry fires perfectly in both single & double action. It has a blade fore sight and the side gate operates crisply. It is complete with its original military lanyard ring and captive steel clearing rod. The pistol is contained in its original Oak case with hinged lid. We have never seen one of these 12 shot pin fire pistols with case. The case is ornately inlaid with mother of pearl. The lid of the case has some old stable cracks which are secure. The case has a brass lock with key. The case is lined with maroon felt and has compartments which contain accessories including a brass cleaning rod with screw on attachment and ebony handle, a small empty glass oil jar with lid which has an integral applicator & and an ebony handled steel tool. The inside of the padded lid has wording highlighted in gold ‘Verney Jne A Lyon’ most likely a French retailer. The price for this cased pistol with original accessories includes UK delivery. NB As an antique pin fire revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16210
£2,950.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, Cased, American Wild West Era, Sharps 1859 Patent .30 Rim Fire Calibre 4 Barrelled Brass Framed Pocket Derringer. Sn 16161 / 16168 - 16161 / 16168
4 barrelled derringer pistols were made by the C. Sharps Company beginning with their 1859 Patent. Production of the Sharps, 4 shot pistols ended in 1874. This is an original Sharps 1859 Patent 4 barrelled pocket derringer in .30 RF calibre. It is a fully functioning example in excellent condition. The pistol’s barrel cluster has 4 x 3" steel rifled barrels and measures 5 ¾” overall. The frame is brass. It has a brass bead fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The left side of the frame is stamped 'C. Sharps Patent 1859'. The right side ‘C. Sharps & Co Philada. PA’ (all illustrated). The underside of the barrel cluster is numbered '5128'. The butt of the grip frame is stamped with matching number. It has a revolving firing pin and loading is achieved by depression of a steel button at the underside of the frame, the barrel cluster can then be moved forward for loading of rounds. It has a sheathed trigger & wood grips. The rifled bores of the barrels are clean and its loading cocking and firing actions work as they should. The derringer is contained in its period fitted wood case with hinged lid and lock (key absent). The case has a silver plate applied to the centre of the lid engraved ‘J.Oliver’ in stylised script. The inside of the case is lined with green felt and has cut out sections which snugly fit the pistol. The interior of the case has compartments for accessories and 8 cut out slots to hold ammunition. The price 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 16161 / 16168
£875.00

American Remington Elliot’s 1865 Patent .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Double Barrelled Derringer & Period leather Holster. Sn 16160 - 16160
The design of the Remington double derringer was little changed by Remington during a production run of nearly 70 years. This is a very good fully functioning example. 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'. The underside of the bottom barrel is numbered '637'. It has a shrouded trigger & undamaged wood grips. The pistol retains its original factory nickel plating which has areas of wear and blemishes to be expected with age. The barrels bores have staining consistent with age and use and its loading cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The derringer comes with a period leather holster in which the derringer was found. The brown leather holster has a flap cover which is absent its fastening button and rear copper riveted belt loop. The leather is intact but has wear to be expected with age. 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 16160
£895.00

C1870 -1880 Colt No.1 Nickel Plated Brass Framed .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre ‘Knuckle Duster’ Derringer. Sn 16159 - 16159
Colt made their No.1 Derringer between 1870 and 1880. Colt designs were used by other American Arms manufacturer’s. This is an excellent original .41 RF Calibre Brass Framed ‘Knuckle Duster’ Colt’s No.1 derringer. It measures 5” overall with a 2 ½” blued barrel which has a flat top with brass blade fore sight. The bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel’s flat top is marked by the maker ‘Colt No.1 and with faint ‘Colt Mfg Hartford USA address’. The underside is numbered ‘1577’. It has a spurred nickel plated brass hammer incorporating a ‘v’ rear sight & sheathed trigger. It has a nickel plated brass hooked handle with the appearance of a knuckle duster (the heavy brass handle could be used to strike an assailant). This pistol has been refurbished at some time in its life. The barrel swings to the left for loading. Its loading and firing actions work correctly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 16159
£645.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 10/04) MATCHING NUMBERS, 1892, Colt Model 1877 ‘Thunderer’ Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre .41 Long Colt Double Action 6 Shot Revolver. Sn 16133 - 16113
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 5” barrel and measures 9 ¾” overall. The metal work is clean and undamaged. It is side gate loading and has a captive sprung ejector rod. It has a blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The pistol is serial number 88608 which is stamped on the frame, barrel block and butt. The serial number dates the pistol’s manufacture to 1892. The top of the barrel is stamped Colts PTFA MFG Co Hartford CT USA’. The left side plate 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 but sometimes lock up and requires minor manual movement of the cylinder to set it in place. The 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 16133
£0.00
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