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SOLD SOLD (25/01) 1800's, English Joseph Rock Cooper Patent, 6 Shot, .38” Calibre, Under Hammer Pepper Box, Percussion Pistol With Fluted Cylinder Block, Ring Trigger & Safety Bolt. Sn 15056 - 15056
The revolving pepper box multi shot percussion pistol was produced from the late 1820s and was meant mainly for civilian use. The design of these pistols which were made by a large number of manufacturer's in different calibres & barrel lengths spread rapidly in the United Kingdom, the USA and some parts of Continental Europe. Joseph Rock Cooper was a one of the leading gun, rifle & pistol makers working in Birmingham during the mid-19th century, who was active from 1838 through 1863. This is an excellent J.R. Cooper Patent 6 shot, .38" calibre, ring trigger pepperbox percussion pistol. It has an under hammer action and even patina throughout. It has crisp Victorian proof marks on the cylinder block. The firing action works as it should. It has an unusual sliding safety catch on the top of the frame. The steel frame has foliate engraved decoration on one side and the left side is signed 'JR Cooper’s Patent' within a banner. The pistol has attractive Walnut grips. 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 15056
£0.00

SOLD (01/02) , Remington USA Model 1858 & 1863 Patent Army New Model Pocket 5 Shot, .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Single Action Revolver Contemporarily Converted From Percussion To Rim Fire With Original Removable Cylinder & Cylinder Plate. Sn 15980:18 - 15980:18
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 MAR 17 1863 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 original ‘New Model Pocket’ percussion Pocket Revolver with sheathed trigger and removable cylinder for speed loading. This example was contemporarily factory converted from its original percussion form 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 with number ‘3593’ & the plate has matching number. 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 has staining consistent with age & well defined rifling. The pistol is serial number 25269 which is stamped on the underside of the barrel. The barrel is crisply stamped with correct manufacturer and 1858 -1863 Patent detail (illustrated). It has a factory nickel plated steel frame. Areas of the nickel plating are worn with age. It has a captive lever ramrod, brass blade fore sight & grooved frame rear sight. Its Walnut grips have just knocks and bruises to be expected with age and use. It cocks and dry fires. 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 15980:18
£0.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, Original American Wild West Era, Sharps 1859 Patent .30 Rim Fire Calibre 4 Barrelled Brass Framed Pocket Derringer. Sn 15980:17 - 5980:17
4 barrelled derringer pistols pistols were made by the C. Sharps Company beginning with their 1859 Patent. Production of the Sharps, 4 shot pistols ended in 1874. This is an original Sharps 1859 Patent 4 barrelled pocket derringer in .30 RF calibre. It is a fully functioning example in excellent condition. The pistol’s barrel cluster has 4 x 3" steel rifled barrels and measures 5 ¾” overall. The frame is brass. It has a brass bead fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The left side of the frame is stamped 'C. Sharps Patent 1859'. The right side ‘C. Sharps & Co Philada. PA’ (all illustrated). The underside of the barrel cluster is numbered '14401'. The butt of the grip frame is stamped with matching number. 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 sheathed trigger & chequered grips which are undamaged. The rifled bores of the barrels have staining consistent with age and 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 15980:17
£795.00

SOLD SOLD (11/02) C1860’s American Remington .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Double Barrelled Derringer. Sn 15980:16 - 15980:16
The design of the Remington double derringer was little changed by Remington during a production run of nearly 70 years. This is an excellent fully functioning example. The pistol has two 3" barrels and measures 5" overall making it easy to conceal and therefore popular with Wild West Gamblers. The top of the barrel rib is stamped 'REMINGTON Arms Co Ilion NY’. The underside of the bottom barrel is numbered '695'. It has a sheathed trigger & undamaged original finely chequered gutta percha hard rubber grips. The pistol’s factory nickel plated finish has small areas of wear consistent with age. The barrels bores have staining consistent with age and use and crisp rifling. Its loading cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this 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 15980:16
£0.00

Cased, Victorian C1850's Deane Adams & Deane London Bridge, 54 Bore Five Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver With Spurless Hammer & Octagonal Barrel With Accessories Including An Adams Marked Bullet Mould. Sn 15969 - 15969
The famous English gunsmith's Deane Adams and Deane had premises at 30 King William Street, London Bridge, London in 1852. Until the arrival of Samuel Colt at the Great Exhibition of 1851 with his display of percussion revolvers, British gun makers had largely neglected this style of weapon except for pepperbox revolvers. The arrival of Colt with his American methods of promoting business caused much resentment in the British gun trade. The outcome was a surge in quality revolver design and production by British makers including Deane Adams & Deane. This is an excellent, original, cased, Deane Adams & Deane 5 shot percussion revolver. The weapon's double action only firing mechanism works as it should. It has a 6 ½” octagonal barrel (12 ½” overall). The bore has well defined rifling and just light staining consistent with age. The barrel has a blade fore sight & notched plate rear sight. The top of the frame and top barrel flat are crisply marked 'Deane Adams & Deane 30 King William Street, London Bridge' . It has foliate engraving to the frame & trigger guard. The frame is engraved ‘Adams Patent’ and ‘No. 8779.R’. The cylinder and barrel have Victorian black powder proof and is marked with matching number ‘8779.R’. It’s finely chequered walnut grip is in excellent undamaged condition. The pistol's metal work is undamaged with original finish. The pistol is contained in its original wood case with hinged lid. The top of the lid is inlaid with a void central brass roundel. The case has a brass lock (key absent). The case is lined with green felt and has compartments which contain accessories including an empty ‘Joyce & Co London’ labelled percussion cap tin, a brass and steel double bullet mould which is marked ‘54’ (bore) and with Adams patent cartouche, a copper and brass black powder flask which signed by the manufacturer Dixon (illustrated), a wood cleaning rod with ball top and threaded brass cap. The price for this cased pistol with original accessories 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 15969
£2,250.00

SOLD SOLD (07/02) C1860 English Pryse & Cashmore Patent, 54 Bore 5 Shot ‘Daw’ (George H. Daw, 57 Threadneedle St, London) Cap & Ball Pe - A 609
On 6 September 1855 Charles Pryse and Paul Cashmore registered a patent for a large frame double action percussion revolver with captive ramrod & half cock. Their design appealed to George Daw of 57 Threadneedle Street, London, he stocked and promoted it and it became known as the "Daw" revolver (George Henry Daw was an English Gunmaker recorded as having premises at 57 Threadneedle Street London C1860 -1879). One of these revolvers was reputedly presented to The Italian General Garibaldi (Giuseppe Garibaldi 4th July 1807 – 2 June 1882) was an Italian General and nationalist. A republican, he contributed to the Italian unification and the creation of the Kingdom of Italy. He is considered one of the greatest generals of modern times). This is an excellent, original example of the scarce ‘Daw’ revolver. The pistol has Victorian proof and inspection marks on the cylinder and barrel. The frame and cylinder also have Patent No ‘1116’. The weapon's captive loading arm & double action firing mechanism works perfectly in both single & double action and has the correct half cock action. It has a 6 ¼” round steel barrel with wide, flat, top rib which has a small bass bead fore sight and ‘v’ notch block rear sight. The barrel flat is also crisply signed ‘George H Daw 57 Threadneedle Street, London Patent No 1116’. The pistol measures 13” overall length. The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. Its finely chequered walnut grip is undamaged. The pistol's metal work has even patina and it has the correct unusual 'clam shell' shaped hammer. The price for this rare revolver 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. A 609
£0.00

ORIGINAL AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA, Rare Savage Revolving Firearms First Model, 6 Shot, .36 Calibre Double Action Revolver. Sn 15669 - 15569
This is a rare original American Civil War Savage U.S. Navy First Model Savage 6 shot double action revolver. The revolver manufactured by the Savage Revolving Fire-Arms Co. of Middletown, Connecticut from 1861-1865, the total production being approximately 22,000 guns. This revolver features a unique heart shaped trigger guard with round cocking lever, off-set hammer, six-shot cylinder, 7” octagon rifled barrel and hinged loading lever. The Savage Navy had a unique way of cocking and firing the gun. The gun is cocked by using your middle finger to draw back the figure 8 lever to cock the hammer and rotate the cylinder. The figure of 8 lever is then released forward and the separate trigger is pulled to fire the gun. The Savage Navy revolvers were used by both Union & Confederate Officers during the Civil War. The 7 inch rifled barrel has sharp rifling and is fitted with a brass foresight bead. The action is crisp and the gun cocks and dry fires correctly. At some stage during its life this pistol has been professionally restored to a very high standard. As a consequence of that there are no visible maker's marks on the frame. 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 15669
£1,675.00

QUALITY, C1790 English, Bass Of London (John Twigg Connections), 54 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 15964:20 - 15964:20
John Bass was a London based gunsmith. He worked between 1761 & 1794 at his workshop located at 19 Green Park Row, Piccadilly, London and was in partnership for a while with the renowned English Gunsmith John Twigg (Bass partnered with his father-in-law John Twigg, himself considered one of the most talented gun makers of the era, to form Twigg & Bass in the 1780s and continued to work under his own name after Twigg's death circa 1790). John Bass is known to have produced high end flintlock pistols including pocket, coach, and duelling pistols. This is a quality made flintlock pocket pistol by Bass of London. It is 6 ½” overall with a 1 ¾” screw off barrel (a tool is required to unscrew the barrel). The barrel’s smooth bore has residue and staining consistent with age and use. It has impressed black powder proofs on the underside of the action & barrel. The action is signed on one side within oval roundel ‘Bass’. The reverse marked ‘London’. The trigger guard is decorated with a stylised star mark. The action works as it should with a strong spring action and has a steel safety bolt. The stippled bag shaped walnut grip is undamaged. 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 15964:20
£495.00

SOLD SOLD (14/02) 1823 – 1832 English, Leech Chelmsford Essex 24 Bore Percussion Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 15964:19 - 15964:19
John Leech & John Leech Jnr were English gunsmiths recorded as working in Chelmsford Essex between 1823 and 1832 (see page 271 of British Gunmakers by Brown). This is a very good percussion pocket pistol by Leech of Chelmsford. It is 5 ¾” overall with a 1 ¾” screw off barrel (a tool is required to unscrew the barrel). The barrel’s smooth bore has residue and staining consistent with age and use. It has impressed black powder proofs on the underside of the action & barrel and is numbered ‘52’ . The action has foliate engraved decoration and is signed on one side ‘Leech’. The reverse marked ‘Chelmsford’. The trigger guard is decorated with a stylised star mark. The action works as it should with a strong spring action and has a steel safety bolt. The 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 15964:19
£0.00

SCARCE, MATCHING NUMBERS, American Remington- Elliott’s 1860 & 1861 Patent 4 Barreled Break Action .41 Rim Fire Calibre Derringer With Ring Trigger. Sn 15964:18 - 15964:18
A scarce Remington-Elliot 4 barreled ring trigger Derringer in obsolete .32 rimfire calibre. William Elliot, an employee of Remington, invented the Remington –Elliott 4 barreled 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 staining and residue 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 1 1861". The inside of the frame and barrel cluster have matching numbers ‘1367’. The inside of the frame also has a Remington factory inspector’s mark ‘H’. The grips are undamaged American Rosewood. 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 15964:18
£1,175.00
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