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English Late 18th / Early 19th Century ‘Segary’ 16 Bore Flintlock Holster Pistol. Sn 14657 - 14657
This is a very good English form flintlock holster pistol made sometime in the late 18th / early 19th Century. It has a 9” round steel barrel. The barrel is 16.71mm muzzle diameter (approx. 16 bore). The smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel has crown V and crown P proofs (illustrated). It has a swan neck hammer, and brass furniture including butt plate, trigger guard with extended tang and ram rod mount. The lock plate is signed ‘Segray’. The walnut stock full stock is undamaged. The pistol has its original wood ram rod with brass end cap. The price for this pistol worthy of further research re the maker 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 14657
£975.00

AS FOUND UN-MESSED WITH, C1810 Liege Made .700 Calibre Flintlock British Navy Sea Service Pistol. Sn 14625 - 14625
During the 18th century the British Royal Navy began standardising their Naval small arms. One such weapon was the Sea Service flintlock pistol. These weapons were used by the British Royal Navy throughout the Wars with neighbouring France 1750- 1815. Due to heavy production demands for Sea service pistols during the Napoleonic Wars the British Admiralty turned to their Belgian allies to produce Sea Service pattern pistols to supplement dwindling British made supplies. Liege pistols, although not the fine quality of the British version were robust, heavy and well made. Our Liege made Sea service pistol was no doubt one of those made for the British Navy in the Napoleonic war era and is in good as found, un-messed with condition. It measures 15 ½” overall with a 9” steel barrel. The stock made is made in one piece of heavy walnut with brass furniture and fixed lanyard ring. The smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age. The lock is plain steel and has a small Liege mark (illustrated). The cocking and firing actions works as they should. The wood stock has the knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected and the metalwork has staining consistent with age and use. The hammer is fitted with flint. 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 14625
£395.00

English C1850 John Manton & Son 28 Bore Percussion Holster Pistol With German Silver Mounts & Octagonal Barrel With Silver Inlay Band . Sn 14628 - 14628
The famous English gunsmiths John Manton (1752-1834) & Son, George Henry (1789-1854) worked at Dover Street Piccadilly London. This is a very good percussion holster pistol by John Manton & Son. It has an 8” octagonal steel barrel. The barrel is 14.07mm muzzle diameter (approx. 28 bore). The smooth bore is clean. The barrel near the breech has an inlaid silver band. The action plate, action tang and trigger guard have engraved foliate decoration. It nhas a Dolphin hammer. The action plate is signed ‘Manton’. The walnut stock has a chequered grip and German silver mounts. The pistol has its original wood ram rod with brass end cap.. The price for this pistol by a famous maker 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 14628
£975.00

C1840 Archer Of London Percussion Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Rifled Barrel. A 586 - A 586
This is an excellent English percussion pocket pistol made by Archer of London made C 1840 (there are several Birmingham based Gunsmiths named Archer recorded in that era but we can find no record of this London based maker). It is 8” overall with a 2 ¾” turn off blued steel barrel which is 11.44 mm muzzle diameter (approx. 40 bore). The bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has plain bag shaped wood grip which is undamaged & has a void, oval silver escutcheon inlaid on its top edge. It has a strong cocking & firing action. Both sides of the action have scroll engraving within which, on the left, is the name of the maker 'Archer' & on the right 'London'. The underside of the barrel has black powder proofs. 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. A 586
£395.00

BEST QUALITY, 1766-1770 William Staples .750 Musket Bore Flintlock Duelling Pistol With Gold Inlays & Octagonal Damascus Barrel. A 585 - A 585
This is a best quality English Flintlock Duelling pistol made by William Staples who had workshops at 64, Bull Street, Birmingham between 1766 - 1770.. It measures 15 ½” overall and has a 9 ½” octagonal damascus steel barrel with blade fore sight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. The smooth bore is clean with no pitting. The barrel has 2 inlaid gold bands and gold inlaid escutcheon embossed ‘Staples’. It has a swan neck hammer fitted with flint, steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial, steel butt cap and steel ramrod mounts. The action has a sliding safety bolt. The metal work has best quality, crisp tooled decoration. The lock plate also has a gold inlaid escutcheon embossed ‘Staples’. It has a dark walnut figured stock with crisp chequering at the grip. The pistol has a wooden ramrod with horn end cap and ribbed brass tip. It’s cocking and firing action work as they should. The metal and wood of the pistol are excellent and have no damage. This is an excellent highly decorated , large calibre English Dueller. The price for this pistol which is worthy of further research 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. A 585
£2,450.00

C1870 Belgian Mariette Brevette 6 Shot .36 Calibre Percussion Pepperbox Ring Trigger Revolver With Removable Barrels. Sn 14616 - 14616
Guillaume Mariette de Cheratte submitted 22 patents for various weapons in Liege between 1832 - 1851. Regarded as the 'Mercedes' of gun development at the time, this is an excellent example of his work. He signed his pistols 'Mariette Brevette' (see pages 148 to 151 of Pepperbox firearms by Dunlap). This is an excellent Mariette Brevette marked pepperbox ring trigger revolver made circa 1870. The revolver measures 7 ½” overall and the barrel cluster is 2 ½” length. Unlike many pepperbox fixed barrel cluster pistols the Mariette system consists of a cluster of 6 barrels, each barrel being removable by inserting a specially made tool into the muzzle of each barrel. The tool locks into 4 grooves in each muzzle allowing the barrels to be screwed off individually (we do not have the tool). The barrel’s have small proof marks and are numbered 1 to 6. The barrel bores have just staining consistent with age and its loading, cocking and firing actions work as they should. The steel frame has ornate engraved decoration. The revolver has an undamaged ebony grip. 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. The price for this excellent pistol includes UK delivery. Sn 14616
£895.00

RARE Liliput, ONE OF THE SMALLEST EVER MADE, German Model 1925 4.25mm Calibre Semi-Automatic Vest / Pocket Pistol By Waffenfabrik August Menz With Mother Of Pearl Grips. A 583 - A 583
The 4.25 mm Liliput pistol is one of the smallest semi automatic handguns ever made, hence its name, derived from the fabled island of Lilliput, inhabited by small people. The Liliput was manufactured by Waffenfabrik August Menz in Suhl, Germany from approximately 1920 to 1927. Overall length of the Liliput is 4 ¼” and barrel length is 1R02;3R60;4 inches. Because the pistol uses a 4.25 mm (.167”) cartridge the Liliput is one of the few semi automatic pistols that can be owned in the United Kingdom without a licence. Ammunition for the Liliput became known as the 4.25mm Liliput and is considered obsolete in the UK (see page 287 of Cartridges Of The World by Barnes). The Liliput features in a number of novels by Alistair MacLean, though he incorrectly calls it the "Luger Liliput". This is an original Liliput pistol . Our example has undamaged Mother of Pearl slab grips and has its original magazine. The blued metal work has even patina. The action is at fault (the slide operates, the trigger moves and the magazine can be removed but it does not cock and dry fire in its present condition). The left side of the slide is marked with model and calibre detail and the left side of the frame with serial number (all illustrated). The price 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. A 583
£1,200.00

18th Century English, 28 Bore, Brass Flintlock Travelling Pistol With Cannon Barrel & Walnut Slab Grip. Sn 14617 - 14617
This is a quality, brass Flintlock travelling pistol made in the English form sometime in the 18th century. It is 10" overall with a 5" cannon barrel. There are no visible exterior manufacturer, date or proof marks on this piece. The barrel is 14mm muzzle diameter (approx. 28 bore). The smooth bore is clean. The brass frame is engraved on both sides with banners & arms. It has a sliding safety bolt, steel hammer fitted with flint and steel trigger guard. The pistol has an undamaged bag shaped slab walnut grip. The pistol cocks and dry fires as it should with a strong spring action. The price for this impressive pistol 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 collection or display. Sn 14617
£745.00

MINT, BEST QUALITY, HAND MADE, MINIATURE, Cased, English John (Fred) Maycock Stockport Cheshire Percussion Pocket Pistol With Brass Frame, Silver Grip, Fluted Screw Off Barrel & Accessories. Sn 14575 - 14575
This is an excellent pocket pistol by John (Fred) Maycock who made quality flint and percussion arms. As well as full size arms he also produced hand made, best quality pieces in his small Stockport workshop. This hand made cased miniature pocket pistol is a superb example of his craftsmanship. The pistol’s brass action and silver grip are hand tooled with foliate designs and banners and arms. The action is signed on one side ‘J.Maycock’ and the other side ‘Stockport’. It has a blued dolphin hammer and blued 1” screw off fluted barrel which has a 5mm muzzle diameter. The barrel’s smooth bore is clean. The diminutive pistol is 3 ½” overall length with barrel attached. Its cocking & firing actions work perfectly. The pistol is contained in its original fitted wood case with hinged lid and press button catch. The inside of the lid has its John Maycock trade label. The case is lined with rich red felt and has compartments which contain accessories including a single lead ball with ivorine cup which holds the ball securely in the case, a small ivorine powder flask with removable screw off butt and ivorine cap and steel ball mould with brass ferrules and ivorine handles. The price for this rare opportunity to own a cased miniature Maycock pistol with accessories includes UK delivery. NB As an antique black powder percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14575
£1,795.00

BEST QUALITY, C1860 Victorian English John Wiggan London Double Damascus Barrelled 10 Bore Percussion ‘Howdah’ Pistol. Sn 14574 - 14574
John Wiggan also recorded as John Wiggin was a London based gunsmith with premises at Osborne Court in 1814 and other premises including Little Prescott Street, Church Lane, Chamber Street, Chamber Court & Catherine Street, St Georges through to 1841. 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 best quality, original, percussion double barrel Howdah pistol by John Wiggan. Its side by side finely figured Damascus barrels are 5 ½” in length and are 19.55mm muzzle diameter which is approx. 10 Bore. It measures 12 ¾” overall length. The smooth bores are clean. It has a broad top rib and small brass bead fore sight. It is complete with its original wood ram rod with brass end cap which sits inside the weapons’ lovely walnut full wood stock which has chequered panels at the grip and flat butt. It has double triggers and heavy Dolphin hammers. Both sides of the action have silver roundels inserted. Its side plates and action tang are crisply engraved with foliate design and signed ‘John Wiggan’. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly. Price for this impressive large calibre percussion 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 14574
£2,850.00
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