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C1870 Liege Ladies Nickel Plated 5mm Pinfire 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Folding Trigger, Octagonal Barrel, Antique Ivory Grips & Period Chamois Leather Purse Holster. Sn 14287 - 14287
This is a very good small 5mm calibre, 6 shot, pin fire pocket revolver. This tiny pistol has a 2 ½” octagonal barrel and measures just 5 ½” overall length. It has lovely antique Ivory grips which are undamaged. The metal work has original nickel plating. It has its original captive ejector rod and is side gate loading. It has a post fore sight and folding trigger. The loading and firing actions work correctly in both single and double action. The frame has small continental ‘star above B’ inspection marks. The pistol is accompanied by its period ladies chamois leather purse holster with button fastening flap cover. The holster has wear consistent with age. 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 14287
£395.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD RARE, Large,1865-1868 American Civil War Era, Connecticut Arms & Manufacturing Co, Hammond's 1864 Patent, .41 Rim Fire Calibre 'Swing Breech' Bulldog Derringer Pistol. Sn 14240 - 14240
The Connecticut Arms & Manufacturing Co. was one of many firms formed during the American Civil War. Founded in 1863 by Brothers Henry B. and Lewis Hammond, the company was located at Naubuc, a town located about ten miles southeast of Hartford. This is a good, original .41 Rim Fire calibre single shot 'swing breech' loading Hammond's 1864 patent Bulldog pistol. Introduced in 1865, approximately 7,400 of these single shot pistols were manufactured before production ceased in 1868. Loading was accomplished by depression of a steel button on top of the breech when the pistol is at half cock and pivoting the breech block to the left. One of the largest Derringers, It has a 4" octagonal barrel which is stamped 'Connecticut Arms & Manf'g Co Naubuc Conn'. The rim of the swing out chamber is marked 'Patented Oct 25 1864' in small lettering. The barrel’s bore has staining consistent with age & crisp rifling. It has a blade fore sight and the rear sight is a groove in the breech release button. The pistol’s original chequered brown 'gutta percha' grips are excellent and undamaged. The pistols loading and firing actions work as they should. Price for this rare Civil War era pistol includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique pistol, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14240
£0.00

C1870 American Wild West Era Marlin ‘OK’ Model .30 Rim Fire Calibre, Brass Frame Swivel Barrel Single Shot Derringer. Sn 14244 - 14244
The American Gun manufacturer JM Marlin obtained a patent for a derringer mechanism on 5th April 1870. These pocket sized derringers were favoured by wild west era gamblers for self- protection. Marlin made 5 models of small single shot derringers. The 1st Model was un-named the others were named the ‘OK’, ‘Victor’, ‘Never Miss’ & ‘Stonewall’. This is a very good example of the Marlin patent ‘OK’ derringer with even patina throughout. Its American rosewood grips are undamaged. It has a 3" smooth bore round stepped to octagonal steel barrel & measures 6" overall. The bore has light staining consistent with age and use. It has a brass frame & sheathed steel trigger. The barrel has a small blade foe sight. The right side of the breech is marked with the manufacturer's name and address ‘J.M. Marlin New Haven CT’. The top of the barrel is marked ‘OK’ (all illustrated). The underside of the barrel is numbered '3092'. The derringer’s barrel swivels for loading and is released by depression of a steel button on the underside of the frame when the pistol is at half cock. Its loading and firing actions work perfectly. Price for this nice Wild West era derringer includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre derringer no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14244
£495.00

Victorian, Liege Belgian Flobert .320 Calibre Single Shot ‘Remington System’ Falling Block Action Breech Loading Pistol. Sn 14271 - 14271
In 1847, The French inventor Louis Nicolas Auguste Flobert, developed his rim fire cartridge effectively a percussion cap modified to hold a small lead bullet. The cartridge was patented 23 July 1849. The small calibre pistols were popular in the Victorian Era when they were used for recreational target shooting not only outdoors in Gardens but also within Parlours, Galleries and Saloons of Victorian houses. During their production Flobert refined and improved the firing mechanisms of his pistols. One of the major improvements was his ‘Remington System’ similar to the American manufacturer’s Rolling Block mechanism. Flobert’s breech loading design had a pivoting breech block which was locked closed by the hammer falling into a mating surface in the breech block. This is an excellent original .320 Calibre Flobert ‘Remington System’ single shot break breech loading pistol. It has an 6 ½” round stepped to octagonal barrel and measures 11 ¾” overall. The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp well defined rifling. The plain metal work has nice even patina throughout. One barrel flat is stamped with Belgian post 1810 ‘ELG’ black powder proof mark together with small 'star above q' inspection marks. The action has a small ‘star above q’ inspection mark on one side and is marked ‘320’ (calibre) on the other side. Its original, undamaged, walnut grips have hand tooled grooves and clamshell designs near to the action. Its metal butt plate has a lanyard ring lug. It has a blade foresight and ‘v’ notch rear sight incorporated into the action. The pistol's loading and firing mechanisms work perfectly. 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. Sn 14271
£675.00

1895 Imperial German M/83 10.6 mm Calibre Single Action Reichs Revolver By Erfurt Regiment Marked 'l.F.M.II.19.124' To The Light Munitions Column II Feldartillerie (Field Artillery) Regiment Number 19 & Original Leather Holster. Sn 14270 - 14270
Prior to the 1880's only Imperial German Officers were armed with pistols. The Officers were at that time issued with the heavy Model 1879 revolver. In the early 1880's the decision was made to arm Non Commissioned Officers, Artillery Field Gunners & Medical Corps Staff with revolvers, the lighter model 1883 revolver was introduced (see page 153 of the book Reichsrevolver By Harder). This is an excellent M/83 10.6mm Reichs Revolver by Erfurt. It has a 4 ¾” round barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech. The barrel's bore is clean and has crisp rifling. It measures 10" overall and retains its original finish and wood grips which have the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The left side of the frame is stamped with the ‘Crown above Erfurt’ arsenal mark and dated 1895. It has matching serial numbers '1375/ 75' stamped on the frame, barrel steps and screws. The pistol is side gate loading and fitted with military lanyard ring. The pistol is single action and it's firing & loading mechanism works with a nice crisp action. The left side of the frame has a thumb operated safety lever which works as it should. The steel grip strap is Regiment marked 'l.F.M.II.19.124' to the light munitions column of II Feldartillerie (Field Artillery) Regiment number 19 weapon number 124 (see page 22 of German Small Arms Markings by Gortz and Bryans). The revolver is complete with its original brown leather holster in which it was found. The holster has scuffing and is missing it’s front ammunition pouch which has become detached at some point in its life. The holster has 2 rear belt loops and is complete with retaining strap which fastens to a brass stud on the front of the holster. The price includes UK delivery. NB 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 14270
£745.00

1869- 1873, American Wild West Era Brown Manufacturing Co Brass Framed Single Shot .41 Rim Fire Calibre, Southerner Derringer With Pivot Octagonal Barrel. Sn 14242 - 14242
The American, Brown Manufacturing Company began production of their 'Southerner' .41 Rimfire Calibre, Single Shot, Derringer on Feb 2nd 1869 and continued production until July 23rd 1873 when the Company ceased trading. Less than 10,000 of these derringers were made by Brown Manufacturing Co. (see pages 22 & 34 of the book All About Southerners By Bogut). This is a good example with even patina & original undamaged American Rose wood grips which have just the knocks bumps and bruises consistent with age. It has a 2 ½” octagonal steel barrel & measures 5" overall. The barrel’s bore has just light staining consistent with age and crisp well defined rifling. Loading is achieved by pivoting the barrel which is achieved by depression of a steel button on the underside of the frame when the pistol is at half cock. It has a brass frame stamped with serial number '8749' and sheathed trigger. The top of the barrel is crisply stamped 'Southerner' & the left side with faint manufacturer and patent detail 'Brown MFG. Co. Newburyport, Mass Pat April 9 1867'. The derringer's loading and firing action work perfectly. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre derringer no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14242
£475.00

American Hopkins & Allen Arms Company 1870 Patent .41 Cal Rim Fire Single Shot (Colt) 'XL' Derringer with Pivot Octagonal Barrel. Sn 14246 - 14246
Hopkins & Allen Arms Company was a U.S. firearms manufacturing company based in Norwich, Connecticut that was founded in 1868 by Charles W. Allen, Charles A. Converse, Horace Briggs, Samuel S. Hopkins and Charles W. Hopkins. The Hopkins brothers ran the day-to-day operations of the company until it went bankrupt in 1916 and was subsequently bought by Marlin-Rockwell. Known as the ‘XL’ range of pistols, these derringers & revolvers were one of many revolvers based on S&W and Colt Patents produced in the 1860’s through to the late 1870s with dynamic or quirky names to attract sales. This is an original .41 Cal Rim Fire ‘XL’ derringer of the type made by Hopkins and Allen similar in design to Colt’s patent derringers. Our ‘XL’ derringer has a nickel plated steel frame with a sheathed trigger. Most of its original nickel plating is present. Its 2 ½” steel barrel pivots for loading which is achieved by depression of a steel button under the frame when the pistol is at half cock. The barrel pivots as it should and is tight. Its rifled bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The top of the barrel is signed ‘XL Derringer’ and one of the barrel flats is marked ‘Pat Apr 5 1870’. It has its original American Rosewood grips which are in very good condition and secured with a single recessed brass screw bolt. Its loading and firing actions work perfectly. There are no other external visible numbers or manufacturer’s marks on this piece. NB As an obsolete calibre rim fire derringer 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 14246
£545.00

RARE, American Remington- Elliott 1867 Patent 'Mississippi' Single Barrel Breech Loading .41 Rim Fire Calibre Vest Pocket Derringer. Sn 14245 - 14245
William Elliot, an employee of Remington, invented the Remington –Elliott 1867 patent derringer. Known as the Mississippi vest pocket derringer, these derringers were favoured by River Boat gamblers and dealers for self defence. Only approx. 10,000 were made. Our example has a steel frame. The metal work has even patina. The round steel barrel is 2 ½” long and stepped to octagonal at the breech. The derringer measures 5 ¼” overall length. The barrel is .41 RF calibre and the smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The derringer has a small bead fore sight. The barrel is marked ‘Remington Ilion NY Elliott Pat Aug 27 1867. The underside of the barrel and frame have matching numbers ‘7773’. There are no other external manufacturer, date marks or numbers on this piece. The undamaged grips are American Rosewood. The derringer’s loading and firing actions work perfectly. NB As an obsolete calibre rim fire derringer 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 14245.
£645.00

SCARCE, American Remington- Elliott 1860 Patent 4 Barrelled Break Action .41 Rim Fire Calibre Derringer With Ring Trigger. Sn 14248 - 14248
A scarce Remington-Elliot 4 barrelled ring trigger Derringer in obsolete .32 rimfire calibre. William Elliot, an employee of Remington, invented the Remington –Elliott 4 barrelled 1860 patent derringer. It has a steel frame with 4 barrel cluster. The metal work has even patina. A small sliding lever on the underside of the frame releases the barrel cluster which breaks open for loading. To fire each barrel the ring trigger moves forward to cock the weapon and is pulled back to fire the first round. The system is repeated to fire each chamber which is achieved by means of a rotating firing pin within the action. The loading and firing mechanisms work perfectly. The barrel cluster is 3 ¼” long and the derringer measures 5” overall length. The barrels are .41 RF calibre and the bores have just light staining consistent with age and well defined rifling. The derringer has a small blade fore sight and the rear sights consist of notches in the frame of the derringer. The barrel cluster is faintly engraved to one side "Manufactured by E. Remington & Sons. Ilion N.Y", the other side faintly marked " Elliot's Patents May 29 1860.- Oct 11th 1860". There are no other external manufacturer, date marks or numbers on this piece. The grips are American Rosewood. The bottom edges of the grips have a few nibbles which are only visible on close inspection. Both grips are totally secure. The price for this unusual and desirable 4 shot derringer includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre derringer no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14248.
£1,175.00

RARE, 1860’s American Civil War Era Morgan & Clapp New Haven CT Single Shot .25 Rim Fire Calibre, Brass Framed Derringer With Octagonal Pivot Barrel. Sn 14243 - 14243
There is little information available regarding the American gunsmiths Morgan & Clapp other than they were based in New Haven Connecticut and produced quality derringers and revolvers during the American Civil War. This is an excellent derringer by one of the rarer makers Morgan & Clapp, made sometime in the early 1860’s. It has a brass frame with even patina & original American Walnut grip which has no damage. It has a 2 ¾” octagonal steel barrel & measures 6” overall. The bore has faint rifling & staining consistent with age & use. It has a sheathed trigger and brass post foresight. The rear sight consists of a notch in the hammer spur. The top of the barrel is crisply signed by the manufacturer ‘Morgan & Clapp New Haven CT’. The frame is stamped with number ‘3665’. There are no other visible external manufacturer marks or numbers on this piece. The derringer's loading and firing actions work perfectly. The barrel pivots for loading at half cock and the barrel is released for loading by depression of a small steel button on the underside of the action. The price for hard to find Wild West era derringer includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre derringer no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14243
£575.00
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