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RARE, 1830 - C1850’s Blunt & Syms New York .45 Calibre Percussion Derringer With Octagonal Rifled Barrel & Case Hardened Steel Ram Rod. Sn 14885 - 14885
The original Derringer pistol was a small single-shot muzzle loading percussion pistol with wood stock named after Henry Deringer, a famous 19th-Century maker of small pocket pistols; with the advent of cartridge firearms, pistols began to be produced in the modern form still known as a derringer. Derringers were produced by many manufacturers in America and Europe during the Wild West and American civil war era . This rare original derringer is in excellent condition. It measures 7 ½” overall length with a blued 3” octagonal steel barrel. The barrel’s rifled bore is clean with well defined rifling . The browned action has aged to an attractive plum colour. The top of the barrel is stamped ‘B & S New York’ (Orison Blunt and John G. Syms are recorded in New York City USA in the 1830-1850 period. They had premises at 44 Chatham St. & 177 Broadway New York and advertised themselves as Gun and Pistol Manufacturers, Importers and Dealers). The pistol has a small blade fore sight and ‘v’ notch block rear sight. The Dolphin hammer has foliate engraved decoration and it has German silver grip mounts. Its original walnut grips are undamaged . Its cocking and firing actions function perfectly. The derringer has its original case hardened steel ram rod. The price for this rare attractive derringer 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 14885
£695.00

Victorian C1860 Double Barrel, Over & Under .36 Bore, Percussion Pocket Pistol With Revolving / Turn Over Barrel Block & Screw Off Barrels. Sn 14884 - 14884
This is a very good Victorian percussion pocket pistol with revolving, over & under barrels. It's round steel barrels are 1 ¾” in length (6 ¾” overall). Its steel frame is undamaged with nice patina throughout. The barrels are stamped with Victorian black powder proof marks. The muzzle of each barrel is slotted for tool which assists the barrels to be un screwed (tool not present). The barrels are smooth bore and unscrew as they should. The bores have staining consistent with age and use. The action and trigger guard have foliate decoration. The pistol's bag shaped Walnut grip is undamaged. The butt has a small German silver plate. 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. The pistol 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 14884
£675.00

Victorian English, C1860, 28 Bore, Drew Of Winchester Percussion Overcoat Pistol With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 14863 - 14863
Henry Drew was an English gunsmith recorded at Market Place, Romsey & Winchester, Hampshire between 1850 and C1901 (see page 209 of British Gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown). This is a very good original percussion overcoat pistol made C1860 by Henry Drew. It is 8 ¼” overall length with a 3 ½” octagonal barrel which has a small bead fore sight. Its smooth bore is clean. The original Walnut full stock furniture is undamaged and has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The wrist is inlaid with a void German silver escutcheon. It has its original wood ram rod with brass end cap. Its Dolphin hammer & steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial have foliate decoration. The action plate is marked by the manufacturer ‘Drew’ & the top of the barrel ‘Winchester’. The cocking and firing actions work perfectly. 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 14863
£745.00

SOLD SOLD (23/12) Victorian C1860 Webley Bentley Pattern 54 Bore Five Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver. Sn 14883 - 14883
The English Gunmaker Joseph Bentley held the patent for a double action revolver which he allowed to lapse in 1861. Thereafter the Birmingham & London Gun Trades made them in various forms. This is an excellent, original, Webley Bentley pattern 54 bore 5 shot percussion revolver. The pistol has no visible manufacturer or date marks but does have small black powder proofs. The weapon's folding loading arm & double action only firing actions work as they should. It has a 5” octaganol barrel (10 ½” overall). The barrel is clean with crisp rifling. It has a spurless hammer and small brass post fore sight. The action has a side safety spring. Its finely chequered Walnut grips are undamaged and are decorated with nickel id studs. The pistol's metal work and grips have nice original blued and nickel plated finish throughout with scroll engraved decoration on the frame and trigger guard. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14883
£0.00

Original C1860’s English Tipping & Lawden Sharps Patent .30 Rim Fire Calibre 4 Barrelled Nickel Plated Brass Framed Pocket Derringer. Sn 14854 - 14854
4 barrelled derringer pistols 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 has some areas of old, stable pitting which has been treated and re-blued at some point in its life. The frame is nickel plated brass. It has a brass bead 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 '4162'. 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 gutta percha hard rubber grip embossed with a foliate design. The rifled bores of the barrels are clean with well defined rifling. Its loading cocking and firing actions work as they should. 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 14854
£875.00

C1840 British 16 Bore Birmingham Trade Flintlock Pistol By Williams With Brass Fittings & Ram Rod. Sn 14836 - 14836
This is an original C1840 Flintlock Pistol. It is 14 ½” overall length, with a crudely stamped lock plate which appears to be ‘Williams’ (illustrated). There were many Gunmakers named Williams working in both in London & the Provinces during the 19th Century. The pistol has brass furniture including trigger guard, side plate and ram rod mounts. It has its wood ram rod with brass end caps and walnut full stock. The smooth bore of the 9” round steel barrel is clean with no pitting. The muzzle diameter is 17mm (approx. 16 bore). The action tang is numbered ‘1’ (illustrated in image 2). The lock’s cocking and firing actions work as they should. 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 14836
£495.00

FINE COLLECTOR QUALITY’ RARE, 1833-1835 American 2nd Type, 40 Bore, Percussion Henry Deringer With Full Wood Stock, German Silver Fittings, Ram Rod & Appraisal Document From American Expert L.D. Eberhart. Sn 14833 - 14833
The original Deringer pistol was a small single-shot muzzle loading percussion pistol with wood stock named after Henry Deringer, a famous 19th-century maker of small pocket pistols; with the advent of cartridge firearms, pistols began to be produced in the modern form known as a derringer. This rare 2nd Type Henry Deringer is in excellent condition and has been appraised by American author and firearms expert L.D. Eberhart. His appraisal document accompanies this pistol which in 2011 he valued at $ 5,250. In his appraisal, the text of which is illustrated in image 2, he dates the pistol’s manufacture to between 1833 & 1835 and describes it as a ‘fine collector quality Henry deringer pistol’. It measures 8 ½” overall length with a 4 ½” octagonal steel barrel and ¾” breech. The barrel’s rifled bore is approx. 40 Bore (11.40mm at the muzzle opening). The bore is clean with crisp well defined rifling. All iron parts are blued apart from the barrel which is the correct, period solid plum brown. The breech and action plate have crisp decoration in the period style and have second type Henry company markings ‘Deringer Phila’ . It has German silver fittings and small German silver fore sight and iron ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. Its original walnut full stock is undamaged with just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The grip has light chequering . The back of the wrist is inlaid with a void German silver shield. The derringer has its original ram rod with brass end cap. Its cocking and firing actions function perfectly. The price for this rare collector’s piece with appraisal document 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 14833
£2,200.00

QUALITY, French C1860 7mm Calibre Percussion knife Pistol With Polished Horn Scales & 2 Blades With Fleur-De-Lys Trade Marks. Sn 14792 - 14792
This is a quality original 7mm calibre knife pistol made in France C1860. Overall the pistol when closed is 6" long. The blued steel 3 ½” octagonal barrel has a brass bead fore sight. The smooth bore is clean. The barrel has tooled decoration at the breech and a French fleur-de-lys mark. It has a steel hammer with tooled decoration and folding trigger. It's cocking & firing actions are nice & strong. There are two folding knife blades, one large, one small. The large blade is 3 ¼” long, The small blade 2 ¼”. Both blades are stamped with French fleur-de-lys marks. It has excellent undamaged polished horn scales with foliate tooled brass bolsters. The price for this superb quality made piece 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 14792
£1,200.00

SOLD SOLD (8/12) THE BEST, 1888-1910 American Wild West Era Factory Nickel Plated Remington .41 Rim Fire Calibre Double Barrelled Derringer. Sn 14791 - 14791
This is original factory nickel plated Remington double-barrel pocket derringer in .41 RF calibre with tip up barrels is the best example we’ve ever owned. It retains all of its original factory nickel plating and has its original antique ivory grips which are undamaged. 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.' which dates it to between 1888 and 1910. The underside of the bottom barrel is stamped '73'. 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 14791
£0.00

**SOLD**SOLD**11/1**ORIGINAL, ALL MATCHING NUMBERS, 1871,Colt Pocket Model of 1849 .31 Calibre, Cap And Ball, 5 Shot, Single Action, Revolver With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 14777 - 14777
The family of Colt Pocket Percussion Revolvers evolved from the iconic 1860 Army and 1851 Navy Revolvers and were produced between 1849 and 1872. This original U.S. Colt .31 Calibre Cap and Ball, 5 shot Pocket Model of 1849 Revolver is in nice original condition with even patina throughout. It has a brass trigger guard and grip frame. Some of its original nickel plating is still present. The pistol has the correct brass pin fore sight and notched hammer rear sight. It has an undamaged American Walnut grip. The left side of its frame is stamped 'Colts Patent'. The top of the 4 " octagonal barrel is correctly marked ' Address Col Saml Colt New York US America'. It has matching serial numbers '329365' stamped on its frame, barrel, trigger guard and butt which dates it to 1871. The cylinder is marked 'Colt's Patent’ above matching number ‘No. 365'. The cylinder has a very faint, correct engraved ‘Stage Coach hold Up Scene’ (to faint to photograph). The weapon's single action firing mechanism and captive steel ‘lever’ ram rod work as they should. Price for this historic Samuel Colt percussion revolver includes UK delivery. NB As an antique cap and ball revolver, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14777
£0.00
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