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Antique Pistols and Revolvers

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SCARCE, 1876- Early 1900's French 8mm Calibre Repeating Palm Pistol By Mitrailleuse D’Armes St Etienne. Sn 14350 - 14350
These pistols unusual small calibre 4 shot 'palm squeeze' repeating pistols were made between 1896 and C1911. They were marketed as self defence weapons. This is a good example in obsolete 8mm calibre. The barrel is stamped ‘Mitrailleuse’. The right side of the frame is marked "Manufacture Mitrailleuse D’Armes St Etienne " within panel (illustrated). The left side ‘Surete’ within panel above ‘Dechargement Et Demontage’ within panel (illustrated). The action casing has tooled decoration and features a 3 position switch on the left side and it has a wood palm grip butt. The action casing has areas of staining and pitting consistent with age and use. The squeeze firing action works as it should. The pistol has a 2" barrel and measures 5 ¼” overall. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘3204’. The pistol has a sliding ribbed steel breech cover and flat top barrel rib. It’s post fore sight is absent. The price for this hard to find, unusual pistol 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 14350
£1,200.00

C1820 English .67 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel By Thomas. Sn 14344 - 14344
There were many English gunsmiths by the name of Thomas operating in both London and the Provinces during the Georgian and Victorian eras. This is an excellent flintlock pocket pistol made C1820. It is 5 ½” overall with a 2½” screw off barrel which is 10mm diameter at the muzzle opening (approx. 67 bore). The smooth bore has staining consistent with age but no pitting or rust. The underside of the barrel has crisp proof marks (illustrated). The action is decorated with shield and banners on the right side and signed by the manufacturer ‘Thomas’ on the left. It has undamaged original bag shaped wood grip and sliding safety catch feature. The hammer is fitted with flint. The cocking & firing actions work as they should. 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 14344
£495.00

C1870 Liege Belgium Nickel Plated 5mm Pin Fire Ladies 6 Shot Purse Revolver With Folding Trigger & Original Period Leather Covered Wood Clamshell Case. Sn 14307:2 - 14307:2
This is a very good 6 shot 5mm pinfire double action revolver made in Liege 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 5 ½” overall with a 2 ½” octagonal barrel. It’s nickel plating is worn and tarnished in areas consistent with age but the metal is undamaged. It has a typical folding trigger and undamaged wood grips. The pistol is stamped with Liege proof marks 'Crown Above R' (Liege mark post 1852) and '* above F'. The pistol is side gate loading, has a post fore sight and a captive ejector rod. The pistol is accompanied by its original leather covered wood clamshell hard case with clasp fastener. The case is lined and padded with cotton and silk. 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 14307:2
£425.00

SOLD SOLD (02/11) 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
£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

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

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

RARE, 1856-1874, American Wild West Era Merwin & Bray New York Single Shot .30 Rim Fire Calibre, Brass Framed Derringer With Octagonal Pivot Barrel. Sn 14247 - 14247
The American Joseph Merwin was involved with marketing and manufacturing revolvers as early as 1856. Based in New York City he formed an arms company known as Merwin & Bray. The company ceased trading under that name by 1874. This is an excellent example of the Merwin & Bray derringer which are hard to find. It has a brass frame with even patina & original American Walnut grip which has just the knocks bumps and bruises consistent with age. It has a 3 ¾” octagonal steel barrel & measures 6 ¾” overall. The bore has faint rifling & staining consistent with age & use. It has a sheathed trigger and brass blade foresight. The rear sight consists of a notch in the hammer spur. The top of the barrel is signed by the manufacturer ‘Merwin & Bray New York’. The derringer's loading and firing actions work perfectly. There are no other visible external manufacturer marks or numbers on this piece. The barrel pivots for loading at half cock and the barrel is released for loading by depression of a small steel button on the underside of the action. Price for hard to find 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 14247
£675.00

American Wild West Era, Ethan Allen’s 1845 Patent Top Bar Hammer .30” Smooth Bore Muzzle Loading Single Shot Derringer. Sn 14241 - 14241
The American Gunsmith and inventor Ethan Allen of Worcester Massachusetts held 22 firearms patents in the mid 1800’s. His 16th April 1845 top bar hammer patent was used on derringers, pepperbox pistols and other revolvers by a number of U.S. manufacturer’s. This is an original wild west era Allen’s 1845 patent bar hammer muzzle loading derringer. It has a steel frame, with steel trigger guard and 2 ¼” half round, half octagonal barrel and measures a diminutive 5” overall length. The metalwork has even patina. The barrel is .30” smoothbore. The bore has staining consistent with age and use. Its American Rosewood grip has just knocks bumps and bruises consistent with age. The underside of the barrel and trigger guard are numbered ‘179’. The left side of the hammer is stamped ‘Patented April 16 1845’. There are no other external manufacturer marks visible on this piece. The double action firing mechanism works perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading derringer no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14241
£395.00

Victorian, Williams & Powell, Liverpool British Officer’s Private Purchase Short Sea Service Customs/ Revenue .600 Bore Percussion Pistol With Captive Ram Rod & Belt Bar. Sn 14232 - 14232
Thomas Williams & Samuel Powell were English Gunsmiths based in Liverpool. Their business was established in 1780 and the Company traded under that name until C1909 (the original partnership lasted until 1846). The original partnership is recorded as having premises at various Liverpool addresses including 10 Pool Lane Liverpool, South Castle Street. Later addresses after 1846 include Thomas Street, Old Hall Street, 25 & 27 South Castle Street, Old Hall Street & Finally C1909 1 Exchange Street West (see page 368 of Brown’s book ‘British Gunmakers Vol. 2’). This is an excellent original Officer’s private purchase, Short Sea Service Customs / Revenue percussion pistol by Williams & Powell. It is 12” overall length with a 6” barrel which is .600" smooth bore. The bore is clean with no pitting. The Walnut stock is excellent with brass furniture & is undamaged with just the bumps & bruises to be expected. It has its original captive ram rod & the barrel has proof marks. The brass butt plate is fitted with lanyard ring. The stock fitted with steel belt bar. The side plate is signed ‘Williams & Powell’. The action functions perfectly. 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. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14232
£875.00
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