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Victorian English 22 Bore Percussion Converted From Flintlock Traveling Pistol With Octagonal Barrel By Smith. Sn 14305 - 14305
This is a good percussion pistol, nipple & drum converted from flintlock. It is 11” overall with a 6” octagonal steel barrel. One barrel flat has black powder proof marks. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining consistent with age. It’s steel side plate, action tang, Dolphin hammer, trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial, have light foliate engraved decoration. The side plate is faintly engraved with indistinct lettering which appears to contain the name Smith (there were many Gunsmiths named Smith working in both London & the Provinces during the Georgian and Victorian eras). It has sliding safety bolt and blade fore sight. It has its original, undamaged walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises consistent with age. The pistol has its original wood ram rod with brass end cap. Its cocking and firing actions work as they should. 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. Sn 14305
£395.00

Victorian 1867 Birmingham, East India Company (EIC) .65" Bore Percussion Light Dragoon Pistol Barrel Marked ‘John Clive’ & ‘WH’ With Brass Fittings & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 14307 - 14307
This is an original EIC marked percussion Light Dragoon Pistol. It measures 13 ½” overall and has an 8" round steel barrel which is .65" bore. The bore has just light staining consistent with age. The underside of the barrel beneath the wood is marked ‘John Clive’ ( Birmingham Gunmaker recorded as John Clive & John Clive & Son at St Mary’s Row and Newton Row between 1814 and 1878 see page 194 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol 2). The underside of the barrel is also marked ‘WH’. The pistol has a blade fore sight and block with notch rear sight. It has a heavy military dolphin hammer, brass trigger guard with extended tang, brass fore end block and butt cap with steel lanyard ring. It also has a captive steel ramrod. The side plate is marked with Crown and EIC mark together with Birmingham and date 1867. The dark walnut full stock is undamaged. The metal work has even patina throughout. Its action works as it should. 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. Sn 14307
£595.00

sold sold sold 1800’s English John Bennett Royal Exchange London , 36 Bore, Brass Blunderbuss Percussion Travelling Pistol With Integral Folding Bayonet . Sn 14304 - 14304
John Bennett was free of the Cutler’s Company in 1765 of which he was elected Master in 1779 and 1793. He appears to have worked first with his father to whom he was apprenticed at 67 Threadneedle Street and then with Bennett & Ralph, Sword Cutlers, Goldsmiths & Jewellers at the same address between 1778 and 1781. He was a Sword Cutler & Gunmaker in his own right between 1781 and 1803, and the full address on his trade cards was ‘At the Cross Daggers, No. 67 Threadneedle Street opposite the North Gate of the Royal Exchange’. The company traded under other names until the mid 1800’s. This is a quality, brass percussion blunderbuss traveling pistol with integral folding bayonet made by Bennett, Royal Exchange London. It is 15" overall length with bayonet folded closed. The brass barrel is 8 ½” long with a flared muzzle which is .50” diameter (approx. 36 bore). The smooth bore is clean. The barrel has crisp proof marks. It is without ram rod. The action is signed ‘Bennett’ and the top of the barrel ‘Royal Exchange London’. It has a steel hammer and is complete with integral folding bayonet blade. The triangular blade is undamaged and is 6" in length. It is secured to the muzzle of the pistol by a sprung hinge. The tip of the blade sits within a sliding steel block with thumb spur above the trigger guard when folded. The bayonet is released by sliding the block to the rear. It has an undamaged bag shaped wood grip. The pistol cocks and dry fires as it should with a strong spring action. Price for this impressive pistol includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a private collection or display. Sn 14304
£0.00

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

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

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
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