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C1870 Belgian Liege 7mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre Ladies 6 Shot Double Action Purse Revolver With Folding Trigger, Removable Screw Out Extractor Rod & Original Period Leather Covered Wood Clamshell Case. Sn 6657 - 6657
This is a very good 6 shot 7mm pin fire revolver made C1870. Its small calibre and frame allowed this type of pistol to be carried by ladies in their purses for personal protection. This example is in full working order with all the springs functioning. It measures 6” overall with a 2 ½” barrel. The rifled bore has just staining consistent with age & the pistol's metal work has even patina. It has a typical folding trigger and undamaged wood grips. The pistol is stamped with Liege ‘ELG’ mark. The pistol is side gate loading & has a screw out steel ejector rod in the butt. The pistol is correctly double action only and its firing mechanism works as it should. The pistol is accompanied by its original leather covered wood clamshell hard case with clasp fastener. The case is lined and padded with rich purple material. The liner has wear to be expected & the leather has some scuffing consistent with age but fits the pistol perfectly. 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 6657
£395.00

C1870 Continental 7mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre Ladies 6 Shot Double Action Purse Revolver With Folding Trigger, Removable Screw Out Extractor Rod & Original Period Leather Covered Wood Clamshell Case. Sn 6656 - 6656
This is a very good 6 shot 7mm pin fire revolver made C1870. Its small calibre and frame allowed this type of pistol to be carried by ladies in their purses for personal protection. This example is in full working order with all the springs functioning. It measures 6” overall with a 2 ½” barrel. The rifled bore has just staining consistent with age & the pistol's metal work has even patina. It has a typical folding trigger and undamaged wood grips. The pistol is stamped with a small crown above ‘V’ proof mark. The pistol is side gate loading, has a post fore sight and screw out steel ejector rod in the butt. The pistol is correctly double action only and its firing mechanism works as it should. The pistol is accompanied by its original leather covered wood clamshell hard case with clasp fastener. The case is lined and padded with rich purple material. The leather has some scuffing consistent with age but is all intact and fits the pistol perfectly. 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 6656
£395.00

LARGE FRAME, C1870 French Lefaucheux Patent 12 mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre Double Action Revolver With Liege Marks & Military Lanyard Ring. Sn 15504 - 15504
This is a very good original 12mm calibre, 6 shot French Lefaucheux military revolver. Our example is 12” overall with a 6 ¼” round steel barrel which has a raised top rib. The bore has just staining consistent with age and crisp deep grooved rifling. It has excellent undamaged gutta percha grips which have a chequered design and embossed foliate thumb recesses. It is side gate loading & is double action. It has its original captive ejector rod. The cocking and firing actions function as they should in both single and double action. It has a blade fore sight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. The frame is marked with ‘Lefaucheux Brevete’ detail and the barrel rib numbered ‘1777’ together with inspection marks. The frame is also numbered ‘70716’. The cylinder has Liege ELG proof mark (illustrated). This is an excellent example of a Lefaucheux pin fire revolver & the price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre 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 15504
£575.00

American Remington W.S. Smoot’s 1873 Patent 2nd Model Nickel Plated .38 Rim Fire 5 Shot Single Action Revolver With Captive Steel Ejector Rod & Gutta Percha Grips. Sn 15482 - 15482
The Remington-Smoot revolver was intended to compete with Colt's metallic cartridge pocket revolvers.These five-shot pistols are typically seen with a nickel-plated finish, although a blued finish was also offered. This is an excellent original example of the Smoot 2nd Model revolver (1st Models had a more curved grip frame rather than the elongated frames found on 2nd models). It has its original factory nickel plated finish which has just areas of surface wear to be expected with age. The revolver has a 3 ¾” octagonal barrel with top rib (8” overall). The top of the barrel is crisply engraved 'E.Remington & Sons, Ilion.NY Pat W.S. Smoot Oct 21 1873' (illustrated). The bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has a shrouded trigger, fluted cylinder, blade fore sight and grooved notch frame rear sight. The action is single action & works perfectly. The original brown gutta percha hard rubber grips with chequered panels & Remington stylised ‘R’ signature roundels are secure and undamaged. The pistol is complete with original sprung ejector rod on the right side of the frame. There are no exterior visible serial numbers on this pistol. 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 15482
£695.00

BEST QUALITY, C1830 Pair Of English Thomas Jackson Mortimer, St James Street, London 16 Bore Gentleman’s Percussion Saw Handle Duelling Pistols, With Octagonal Barrels & Ram Rods. Sn 15481 - 15481
Jackson Mortimer (born 1702) and his family were London based Gunsmiths. First recorded 1796 at Penton Place Pentonville the company was later recorded as Mortimer & Blanch & Jackson Mortimer & Son at 21 St James Street 1811-18. Jackson was succeeded by Thomas Jackson Mortimer who is recorded at several St James Street address until1839 (see page 187 of British Gunmakers London Vol 1 by Brown). This is a superb pair of English percussion saw handle duelling pistols by Thomas Jackson Mortimer, London. The pistols are in excellent undamaged condition with 10” browned, octagonal steel barrels & undamaged original walnut stocks. The barrels each have tooled foliate / martial arms decoration and are signed ‘St James St London’. The smooth bores are clean. The actions both have ‘v’ notch plate rear sights, void inlaid silver escutcheons and German Silver inlaid bands. Each action has safety bolts and each barrel has small blade fore sights. Both pistols have Dolphin hammers. The pistol's firing actions work perfectly as they should. The action plates of both pistols are crisply signed by the manufacturer in stylised text ‘TJ Mortimer’ within crisp tooled decoration. The saw handle grips have chequered panels and steel butt plates with deep cut tooled foliate decoration. The large trigger guards to accommodate a gloved hand have extended tangs and Pineapple finials both with deep cut tooled decoration. Both pistols have their original wood ram rods with brass end caps, one with brass tip. The price for this best quality pair of pistols includes UK delivery. NB as antique percussion weapons no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15481
£6,250.00

QUALITY, Cased, Victorian C1850 Irish John Neill Belfast, 22 Bore Percussion Traveling Pistols With Octagonal Barrels, Captive Ramrods & Accessories. Sn 15476 - 15476
The Irish Belfast based Gunsmith John Neill Traded at various High Street addresses in the 1800’s and is first recorded at 4 Rosemary Street Belfast in 1831. His High Street trading dates & addresses are as follows: 1839 42 High Street, 1843-1854 78 High Street, 1856-1865 82 High Street, 1868 80 High Street, 1870 62 High Street, 1877/1880 62 High Street. During the period 1877/1880 the company traded as E. Neill, possibly John Neill's widow. This practice being very common in the gun trade at that time. This is a superb matching pair of percussion pistols by John Neill made C1850. The pistols are in excellent undamaged condition with all original walnut stocks with chequered grips, inset void German silver escutcheons & 10 cm octagonal browned steel barrels. The pistols have engraved foliate decorated trigger guards with extended tangs and finials, action plates & Dolphin hammers. The action plates of each pistol are nicely engraved by the manufacturer ‘J.Neill’ within the foliate decoration. The top of each action are nicely engraved with game bird in flight scenes. The top of each barrel is crisply signed ‘J.Neill Belfast’. Both pistols are complete with their original captive steel ram rods & small post fore sights. The barrels are each 15mm muzzle diameter (approx. 22 bore). The smooth bores are clean. Their firing actions work perfectly as they should. The pistols are complete with their original walnut case. The case with hinged lid has its original lock and key. The interior of is later re- lined in green material and has compartments contoured to snugly fit the pistols and their accessories which include a steel bullet mould, an empty tin for percussion caps labelled ‘ E Joyce & Co London metal lined percussion caps’, 8 moulded lead balls, some wadding and 2 wood handled tools. The lid of the case has a brass shield with period stylised monogram. The corners have reinforced brass edges. The price for this quality made pair of cased Irish pistols includes UK delivery. NB as antique percussion weapons no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15476
£2,450.00

1836-1856 English John Blissett Of London 16 Bore Percussion Traveling Pistol Converted from Flintlock With Captive Steel Ram Rod & Octagonal Damascus Barrel. Sn 15328 - 15328
John Blissett (1808-1872) was an English Gunmaker and Jeweller recorded as working at 74 High Holborn London between 1832 & 1835 then at 321-322 High Holborn between 1836 & 1856. He and his son together with a later business associate named ‘Tomes’ are later recorded at other High Holborn addresses until 1885 (see page 143 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol 1). This is an original traveling percussion pistol made by John Blissett while working at the 321 High Holborn address. It is 12 ¾” overall with an octagonal Damascus barrel which is 17mm muzzle diameter (approx. 16 bore). The barrel’s smooth bore is clean. The barrel has a small bead fore sight and the action tang has 'v' notch plate rear sight. It has a heavy Dolphin hammer and the action plate, trigger guard with extended tang and pineapple finial, barrel tang and stepped steel butt plate have tooled foliate decoration. The trigger guard is large for gloved hand. The top barrel flat is crisply signed by the manufacturer ‘John Blissett 321 High Holborn London’ (illustrated). It has a walnut full stock with fine chequering at the grip, inlaid void German silver escutcheon and German silver stock mounts. It has its original captive steel ram rod & the action works as it should. The metal and wood of the pistol have no damage. 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 15328
£745.00

SOLD SOLD (06/07) Cased, Original C1860’s English Tipping & Lawden Sharps Patent .30 Rim Fire Calibre 4 Barrelled Brass Framed Pocket Derringer With Accessories. Sn 15393 - 15393
4 barrelled derringer pistols were made by the American Sharps Company beginning with their 1859 Patent. Their Patents were used by other manufacturers both in America and Britain to make quality pistols. Tipping & Lawden were one of the 20 members of the Birmingham Small Arms Trading Company Limited (along with Hollis & Sheath, Joseph Swinburn and Thomas Turner forming the "big four"). Tipping & Lawden were taken over by Webley & Scott in 1887. This is an original Sharps Patent 4 barrelled pocket derringer in .30 RF calibre by Tipping & Lawden. It is a fully functioning example. The pistol’s barrel cluster has 4 x 3" blued steel rifled barrels and measures 5 ¾” overall. The barrel cluster retains its original blue finish. The frame is brass. It has a brass post fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The left side of the frame is stamped 'Tipping & Lawden Sharps Patent '. The underside of the barrel cluster near to the muzzle is numbered '4112'. The barrel cluster has small black powder proofs. 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 shrouded trigger & original undamaged wood grips. The rifled bores of the barrels have just staining consistent with age. Its loading cocking and firing actions work as they should. The pistol is contained in its rare to find original period fitted walnut case with hinged lid and compartments to fit the pistol and accessories. The top of the lid is inlaid with a void brass shield. Internally the case is lined with blue felt and has an original steel cleaning rod and 2 spent brass 30 RF brass cartridge cases. The case has a lock (key absent). 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 15393
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (06/06) Victorian C1850 William Dudley Birmingham .275” Calibre Double Barrel, Over & Under, Nickel Plated, Percussion Pocket Pistol With Folding Trigger, Revolving / Turn Over Barrel Block & Removable Ram Rod. Sn 15430 - 15430
William Dudley was an English Gunsmith recorded at Weaman Street, Birmingham between 1817 & 1858 (see page 35 of English Gunmakers by Bailey & Nie). This is an excellent Victorian percussion pocket pistol with revolving, over & under octagonal barrels. It's steel barrels are 2” in length (5 ¾” overall). Its nickel plated steel frame is undamaged with original finish. The barrels are stamped with Victorian black powder proof marks. The barrels are smooth bore. The bores have staining consistent with age and use. The muzzle openings of the barrels are 7mm (approx. 2.75” Calibre). One barrel flat is signed by the maker ‘W. Dudley’. The action has foliate engraved decoration. The pistol's bag shaped Walnut grip is undamaged and inlaid void silver escutcheon. The pistol has a safety feature forward of the trigger guard which consists of a hooked flange which prevents the percussion cap on the unfired bottom barrel from being struck by accident and safety bolt. The pistol has a folding trigger & cocks and dry fires perfectly as does the revolving barrel action. 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 part of a collection or display. Sn 15430
£0.00

QUALITY, Late 18th Century English Twigg London Double Barrel, Over & Under, Double Barrel, Tap Action, 40 Bore, Flintlock Pistol With Screw Off Barrels. Sn 15428 - 15428
John Fox Twigg was born at Grantham, Linconshire, in 1732 and is listed by Heer (1978) as being apprenticed to the Irish gunmaker, Edward Newton (active 1718-1764), though no dates for the apprenticeship are offered. By 1755, Blackmore (1986) lists Twigg working as a gunmaker from Angel Ct., Charing Cross until 1760 when he moved to 132 Strand, opposite Catherine St., and continued at this address until 1776. He moved again in 1776, this time to Piccadilly where he remained until 1790. During these 14 years he opened several warehouses; at little Somerset St., in 1771; 30 Cornhill, 1777 and Tower Hill in 1779. His only son, John, was apprenticed in 1786 to Henry Nock, and subsequently inherited his father's business. This is a quality made over & under, tap action flintlock pistol by Twigg. It's round steel screw off barrels are 1 ¾” in length (6 ¾” overall). The barrels are unscrewed by placing a specially made tool into notches within the muzzle opening of each barrel (we do not have the tool). The smooth bores have staining and residue consistent with age and the underside of the action has black powder proofs. Its heavy steel frame is nicely engraved on both sides with foliate motifs. On the left side the motif bears the maker’s name 'Twigg' and the right ‘London’. The trigger guard is engraved with a foliate design. It has a steel slide safety, steel pan and hammer which is fitted with a flint. The pistol's bag shaped walnut grip is undamaged. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly and the tap action operated by a rounded lever on the left side of the pan functions perfectly. Price for this desirable pistol by a quality 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 15428
£975.00
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