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Early 1800’s English Dunderdale, Mabson & Labron, Birmingham 80 Bore Flintlock Pistol With Turn Off Barrel & Folding Bayonet. Sn 15843 - 15843
This an excellent flintlock pocket pistol made By Dunderdale, Mabson & Labron who were quality English Gun makers located at 25 Russell Street, Birmingham between 1807-1821 (see page 35 of English Gunmakers By Bailey & Nie). It is 7 ¾” overall length (with bayonet folded) and has a 2 ¼” screw off barrel (the muzzle of the barrel is grooved for tool to turn off the barrel. We do not have the tool). The barrel’s smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age and use. The barrel has a 3” triangular folding bayonet which is released by sliding the trigger guard to the rear. The bayonet locks in place when open and is released for closing by depression of a steel button on the bayonet block. The underside of the frame has crisp proof marks. It's action is decorated on both sides, one side with Martial banners & arms & on the left side with the manufacturer's name 'Dunderdale, Mabson & Labron' within a foliate panel. The action has a sliding safety bolt to the rear of the Swan neck hammer which is fitted with flint. It has its undamaged original bag shaped wood grip. The grip is inlaid with a void silver escutcheon. The trigger guard is decorated with a stylised star motif. The weapon cocks and dry fires as it should. The price 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 private collection or display. Sn 15843
£675.00

C1840 Continental Form Percussion Pocket Pistol With Rifled Screw Off 9mm Calibre Cannon Barrel & Concealed Trigger. Sn 15817 - 15817
This is an original percussion pocket pistol made C1840 in Continental form. The pistol is 8” overall length with a 2 ½” screw off cannon barrel. The bre has crisp, deep cut rifling and just staining consistent with age. It has a dolphin hammer, & concealed trigger. The steel action has foliate decoration on both sides. The action works as it should with a strong spring action. There are no external manufacturer or proof marks on this pistol. The original bag shaped walnut grip is undamaged. 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 15817
£295.00

SOLD SOLD (12/11) 1861-1862 FIRST YEAR OF PRODUCTION, MATCHING NUMBERS, MINT BORE, Colt Police Model 1862 Constabulary & Civil War Officer’s Factory Nickel Plated .36 Navy Calibre Single Action 5 Shot Percussion Cap & Ball Revolver. Sn 15773 - 15773
The Colt 1862 Police 'Constabulary' Percussion Revolver is considered by many collectors as the epitome in development of the cap and ball revolvers. Manufactured from 1861 until approximately 1873, it was designed in response to the demand for pocket pistols by both civilians and early Police Forces. This model was the concluding design of Colt percussion pistols and in addition to, the Police for whom this pistol was designed these weapons were popular with Civil War Army Officers. This is an excellent example. Its action has minimal internal wear and even external patina indicating that this pistol was carried but not fired. The pistol has a 4 ½” barrel & measures 9 ¾” overall. The barrel's bore is near mint, clean with crisp rifling. The top of the barrel is stamped 'Address Col. Saml Colt New York U.S. America'. The left action plate is stamped ‘Colt’s Patent’ and the cylinder ‘Pat Sept 1850’. It has a captive steel lever ram rod, correct brass pin fore sight and notched hammer rear sight. It has a heavy brass trigger guard / grip frame which have traces of original nickel plating & un-damaged walnut grip. The underside of the frame, barrel block, trigger guard and butt are stamped with matching serial numbers ‘4602’ which dates its manufacturer to the 1st year of production 1861-1862. Its single action firing mechanism works perfectly. The price for this historic revolver includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15773
£0.00

C1880 Austrian Anton Antonitsch, Ferlach Combination Steel Dagger / Double Octagonal Damascus Barrelled, 6mm Calibre Cap & Ball Percussion Pistol With Internal Firing Mechanism, Hook Trigger & Scabbard With Removable Double Prong Ram Rod. Sn 15736 - 15736
The art of gunsmithing has been practiced in Ferlach Austria for more than 500 years, the area’s master gunsmiths are renowned for production of quality firearms. Anton Antonitsch was an Austrian master gunsmith recorded in Klagenruft & Ferlach in the 1880s and early 1890s. He was a supplier to a royal court in Budapest. This is a rare & unusual, quality made combination dagger / pistol by Antonitsch. The dagger with steel hilt has an 11” dagger blade with full length fullers. The blade is undamaged and has just staining consistent with age. The hilt internally houses the pistols firing mechanism which is stamped with the manufacturer’s name ‘Antonitsch’ (illustrated in image 2). The integral pistol has double Damascus barrels which are 5” in length. 1 ¼” of each barrel protrude from the hilt either side of the blade. The bore of each barrel are clean with crisp rifling. The pistol has double internal hammers which strike nipples at the breech end of each barrel. Percussion caps would be loaded onto the nipples by opening a steel plate at the butt end of the hilt which exposes the loading port. The plate locks in place and is opened by depression of a small knurled steel button on the hilt. The pommel cap swivels to allow access to a pommel nut for dismantling / cleaning. The dagger has a steel cross guard and steel hook trigger which sits behind the cross guard. The firing mechanism has been examined & it is complete but fragile and we cannot guarantee its durability if subjected to dry firing. The weapon comes with its original steel mounted leather scabbard. The steel throat mount has 2 curved belt hooks and is slotted to accommodate the pistol barrels and the pistol’s horn handled double steel prong ram rod. The price for this rare Austrian dagger /pistol combination by a quality gunmaker includes UK delivery. Sn 15736
£2,750.00

American Civil War Era, 1861-1872, Smith & Wesson 1859-1860 Patent Model 2 'Tip Up' Barrel .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Revolver With Sheathed Trigger. Sn 15771 - 15571
Early in 1861 S&W introduced their Model 2 .32RF belt revolver which had a larger frame & calibre than their earlier Model 1, .22 RF pistols. Production of the Model 2 continued through to 1872. This is a very good original example of the Smith & Wesson Model 2 Army 6 shot Revolver in .32 Rim Fire Calibre. It has original rose wood grips which have just the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The butt frame is stamped with serial number '71180'. It has a sheathed trigger and the top of its 6" octagonal barrel is marked 'Smith & Wesson Springfield Mass'. The cylinder has 1859-1860 patent detail (illustrated). The barrels ‘tip up’ action is operated by a ‘push up’ catch at the bottom of the barrel block and the pistol’s barrel rib is fitted with a small brass blade fore sight. The top of the cylinder frame has a ‘v’ notch rear sight. The pistol measures 11 ½” overall and its single action firing mechanism works perfectly. The price for this excellent American Civil War era pistol includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15771
£725.00

American Remington 1858 New Model Pocket 5 Shot, .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Single Action Revolver With Sheathed Trigger 1873 Contemporary Remington Factory Converted From Percussion To Rim Fire With Removable Cylinder & Cylinder Plate. Sn 15775 - 15775
The Remington 1858 Army New Model Revolvers were used during the American Civil War, and the design was the beginning of a successful line of medium and large frame percussion revolvers. It is commonly referred to as the Model 1858 due to its patent markings "PATENTED SEPT. 14, 1858 E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, NEW YORK, U.S.A. NEW MODEL". Pocket versions were produced and 1858 Pattern pistols saw use in the American West, both in its original percussion configuration and as a metallic cartridge conversion. This is an excellent original ‘New Model Pocket’ percussion Pocket Revolver with sheathed trigger and removable cylinder for speed loading. This example was converted in 1873 to fire metallic 32 Rim Fire cartridges by modification of the cylinder and addition of a factory made cylinder plate cut with open notches to allow the hammer to strike rim fire cartridges. The rim of the cylinder is stamped ‘’73’ (1873) denoting to the year of conversion. The New Model Pocket was the smallest of the Remington range of New Army/ New Navy pistols in that era to have a sheathed trigger. The pistol has a 3 ½” octagonal barrel and measures 8" overall. The barrel’s bore is clean with well defined rifling. The pistol is serial number 22950. The barrel is crisply stamped with correct manufacturer and 1858 Patent detail (illustrated). It has a steel frame, captive lever ramrod. It is without fore sight. Its Walnut grips have just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. It cocks and dry fires perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15775
£695.00

1853, American Colt Pocket Model of 1849 .31 Calibre, Cap And Ball, 5 Shot, Single Action, Revolver With Brass Frame, Octagonal Barrel Captive Steel Ram Rod & Period Leather Holster. Sn 15774 - 15774
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 very good original condition with even patina throughout. It has a brass trigger guard and grip frame. 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 Saml Colt New York City'. The bore is clean with crisp well defined rifling. It has matching serial numbers '60970' stamped on its frame, barrel, trigger guard and butt which dates its manufacture to 1853. The cylinder is marked 'Colt's Patent 31521’. The cylinder has the correct engraved ‘Stage Coach hold Up Scene’. The weapon's single action firing mechanism and captive steel ‘lever’ ram rod work as they should. The pistol is complete with its original period, brown leather holster which fits the pistol perfectly. The holster has a full flap cover with single brass stud on the body of the holster which attaches to an eyelet on the flap cover. The rear of the holster has a single belt loop with buckle stitched to the body. The leather of the holster has some surface scuffing consistent with age and use but all stitching and leather of the holster body, belt loop and flap are intact. The price for this historic Samuel Colt percussion revolver with period holster 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 15774
£1,375.00

MINT BORE, American Civil War,1863, Colt Pocket Model of 1849 .31 Calibre, Cap And Ball, 6 Shot, Single Action, Revolver With Brass Frame, Octagonal Barrel Captive Steel Ram Rod & Period Leather Holster . Sn 15772 - 15772
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, 6 shot Pocket Model of 1849 Revolver is in very good original condition with even patina throughout. It has a brass trigger guard and grip frame. 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' and the brass grip frame ‘.31’ (calibre). The top of the 4 " octagonal barrel is correctly marked ' Address Col Saml Colt New York US America'. The bore is near mint clean with crisp well defined rifling. It has matching serial numbers '241341' stamped on its frame, barrel, trigger guard and butt which dates its manufacture to 1863. The cylinder is marked 'Colt's Patent 41641’. The cylinder has faint, correct engraved ‘Stage Coach hold Up Scene’. The weapon's single action firing mechanism and captive steel ‘lever’ ram rod work as they should. The pistol is complete with its original period, brown leather holster which fits the pistol perfectly. The holster has a full flap cover with single brass stud on the body of the holster which attaches to an eyelet on the flap cover. The rear of the holster has a single belt loop fixed to the body by a single brass rivet. The leather of the holster has some surface scuffing consistent with age and use but all stitching and leather of the holster body, belt loop and flap are intact. The price for this historic Samuel Colt percussion revolver with period holster 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 15772
£1,375.00

SOLD SOLD (10/11) 1842 Dated American Mexican War & Civil War Era Robert Johnson Connecticut U.S Army Model 1836 28 Bore Percussion Pistol Converted from Flintlock With Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 15768 - 15768
This is an original percussion pistol converted from flintlock by the American Arms manufacturer Robert Johnson Connecticut USA. There were two manufacturers of these guns: Asa Waters and Robert Johnson. Combined, the production totals 41,000 guns. These pistols were the last U.S. Martial pistol to use the flintlock system, and many consider them the best of all U.S. flint guns due to their craftsmanship and aesthetic appeal. The guns are historically significant as they were the primary issue pistol during the Mexican American War (1846-1848), and were significantly used during the American Civil War (1861-1865), especially in the percussion converted format, due to arms shortages on both sides. The pistol is 14” overall length with an 8 ¼” round steel barrel. The smooth bore has just staining and residue consistent with age and use. The original Walnut woodwork is a nice deep brown and has just the bumps and bruises to be expected of a weapon of this age. The metal work has even patina. The pistol has the correct heavy steel butt cap with extended tang that could be used as a cudgel during combat and original captive steel ram rod. The barrel has US Army inspection proof / marks ‘US/LF/P’. The barrel has a brass blade fore sight and shallow grooved oval rear sight on the barrel tang. The barrel is correctly mounted with a nipple. The action plate has manufacturer detail ‘U.S. (Army) R. JOHNSON MIDDN CONN’ & ‘1842’ date (all illustrated). The action functions as it should. The price for this Mexican War / Civil War era 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 display or collection. Sn 15768
£0.00

1875 - 1912 American Colt No.3 .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Nickel Plated Brass Frame Single Shot Derringer With Pivot Barrel. Sn 15769 - 15769
An original .41 Cal Rim Fire, Colt No.3 derringer. The No.3 Colt derringer, also known as the Thuer model after a patented design by F. Alexander Theur, was the most popular of the three Colt derringer models. Production ran from 1875 through until 1912. The serial numbers are often stamped beneath the grips, and are not visible unless the grips are removed (we have not removed the grips). Our example has a nickel plated brass frame with a sheathed trigger. The nickel plating is worn in areas which is to be expected of a weapon of this age. Its 2 ½” barrel pivots to the right for loading (the hammer must be at half cock to pivot the barrel). The barrel pivots as it should and is tight. It’s bore has just staining to be expected, the rifling is crisp. The top of the barrel is signed by the manufacturer ‘Colt’. It has its original American walnut grips which are in very good condition and secured with a single recessed brass screw bolt. It is stamped on the left side of the frame with calibre detail "41 Cal". Its loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. The price includes UK delivery. 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. Sn 15769
£675.00
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