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Antique Pistols and Revolvers

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American Civil War Era Cast Steel .34" Calibre Under Hammer Percussion Pistol With Cannon Barrel & Walnut Grips By Bacon & Co 1852-1888. Sn 11394 - 11394
Thomas K Bacon originally worked for the American Manhattan Firearms Company before leaving C1859 to set up his own business BACON MF'G. CO. NORWICH CONN. These single shot under hammer pistols were made in the Mid 1800's and were popular pocket size weapons in the American Civil War era. This nice example is 7” overall with a 3" round steel cannon barrel which is stepped to octagonal at the breech. Similar pistols are illustrated on page 94 of the book ‘Underhammer Guns by Herschel Logan’ and Bacon ‘1852-1888’ is recorded on page 74 of the same book. The left side of the barrel is stamped ' Bacon & Co Cast Steel Norwich CT'. The underside of the barrel is stamped ‘24’. The metal has even patina throughout and the frame has attractive engraved foliate decoration. Its Walnut grips are undamaged. This pistol has a hook trigger, small brass bead fore sight and brass bead rear sight. The pistol is in full working order. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique under hammer weapon no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 11394
£675.00

C1878 Guardian & American Model 1878 7mm Pinfire Revolver. Sn 11024 - 11024
This is a Guardian & American Model 1878 Model 7mm, 6 shot revolver in very good condition. It is 7" overall with a 3 1/4" octagonal barrel. It has a side mounted cleaning rod which operates as it should. The pistol has serial number "23" stamped on the frame and "19" on the hammer and barrel. It retains its original chequered bag shaped walnut grips secured with one screw bolt. The cylinder is decorated with a scroll and banner with "The Guardian American Model of 1878" stamped inside the banner. The action is double action only and it functions as it should. The trigger return spring is intact. It has a folding trigger. This is a fine example of this type of pinfire. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 11024. NB As an obsolete calibre weapon, no licence is required to possess in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display.
£375.00

C1830 English, Brass Framed Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel By Clabrough Of Lincoln & Birmingham. Sn 10922 - 10922
Peter Clabrough was an English gunsmith with premises at The High Street Lincoln between 1821 and 1828. Jane Clabrough is recorded as operating at the same premises C1840. Peter's Brother Joseph Clabrough operated as a gunsmith at Price Street & 60 Aston Road North, Birmingham between 1868 & 1902. The Clabrough Brothers operated as Gunsmiths under their own names and as 'Clabrough Brothers'. This is a nice brass framed flintlock pocket pistol by Clabrough made C1830. The pistol is 6 1/4"overall with a 1 1/2" screw off barrel. On the left side it is engraved 'Clabrough' within a motif of banners and arms. The right has a similar motif with void panel. It has a sliding safety, folding concealed trigger and the hammer is fitted with flint. The action works as it should with a strong spring. It has impressed proof /inspection marks on the underside of the frame. The bag shaped wood grip is excellent & undamaged. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 10922
£495.00

C1870, English Gentleman's Club Bar 7mm Pin Fire Revolver Cigar/Cheroot Cutter. Sn 10898 - 10898
An unusual curio from C1870, this is a cigar/ cheroot cutter professionally made in the period from a 7mm calibre, 6 shot, pin fire pocket revolver. It has a 3 1/4" octagonal barrel (7" overall). It has lovely smooth walnut grips which are undamaged. The pistol has even patina throughout and has remnants of it's original nickel finish. The pistol retains it's original side gate and the mechanism works in both single and double action. The cylinder has been hollowed out during it's construction and fixed in place. The top of the cylinder is adapted with a rimmed hole to accept the tips of cigars or cheroots and the hammer firing pin modified to a 'v' shaped cutter bar to shape the cigar or cheroot. These novelty pieces were available on Bars of Gentleman's Club's for the use of smokers. To avoid theft they would have been secured to the bar by chain. This piece is fitted with lanyard ring and complete with it's steel link securing chain and brass screw with eyelet for fixing to the bar or table. As an antique curio made from an obsolete calibre, pin fire weapon no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 10898
£375.00

1804-1822 English .46" Bore Percussion Pocket Pistol By George & John Wallis, Hull. Sn 10644 - 10644
George & John Wallis were English Gunmakers with premises at Mytongate, Hull, Yorkshire between 1804 & 1822. This is a nice percussion pocket pistol by George & John Wallis. The pistol is 6 1/4 inches overall with 2", .46" Bore barrel which has proof marks on the underside. The left side of the frame is engraved with the maker's name 'Wallis' within a foliate design. The right side is engraved 'Hull' within a similar foliate design. The trigger guard is decorated with a stylised star design. It's has a bag shaped wood grip. The pistol's cocking and firing mechanisms work with a strong action. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 10644
£375.00

C1830 English .46" Bore Percussion Overcoat Pistol With Turn Off Barrel By Fotherby, York. Sn 10655 - 10655
In Nigel Brown's books British Gunmakers Volumes 1 & 2 there are several provincial Gunmakers named Fotherby recorded, all based at various address in the York area of England. There are no London Gunmakers named Fotherby recorded in the Volumes. This is a nice English percussion overcoat pistol made C1830. It is 7 1/4 inches overall with a 3" turn off steel barrel which is .46" Bore. The barrel has English proof marks. It has plain bag shaped wood grip and has a good strong cocking & firing action. Both sides of the action have engraving. The left side has the maker's name 'Fotherby' within a decorative oval device. The right side has an engraved foliate design. It's trigger guard is decorated with a stylised star design and it has a sliding safety catch. The price for this pistol which is worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion black powder pistol no licence is required to possess in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 10655
£375.00

American Civil War Era .32 Calibre Moores / Williamsons 1864 Patent 6 Shot Teat Fire Revolver. Sn 10494 - 10494
Manufactured from 1864 to 1870 these 6 shot American front loading teat-fire revolvers were one of the most successful competitors to Smith & Wesson and it is believed that their popularity was one of the reasons for Colt's purchase of the National Arms Co in 1870. It has the correct sheathed trigger and swivel loading gate on the right side of the frame forward of the cylinder. The top of the barrel is faintly marked "MOORE'S PAT. FIRE ARMS CO. BROOKLYN N.Y." and the underside with number "9716''. "D. WILLIAMSON'S PATENT JANUARY 5, 1864" is marked around the rear edge of the cylinder. The Nickel plated & 'Gold Washed' frame and butt strap are nicely scroll engraved with a punch dot background. Much of the nickel plating remains and some traces of the 'Gold Wash'. It has smooth dark rosewood grips. The cocking & firing action work as they should. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique teat fire pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 10494
£575.00

Quality, English, C1850 Unwin & Rodgers Sheffield Patent 'NON* XLL' .26" Bore Percussion knife Pistol With Polished Horn Scales, German Silver Octagonal Barrel & Fittings, Bullet Mould & Tweezers. Sn 10304 - 10304
This is an excellent original Unwin & Rodgers .26" Bore knife pistol made C1850. Overall the pistol when closed is 7" long. The tapered 3 1/2" octagonal barrel and frame are of German Silver with brass bolsters. The barrel has a small bead foresight. The left of the barrel is crisply marked with two English proof marks. It has a steel hammer 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 1/2" long, The small blade 2 1/4". Both blades are marked 'NON* XLL UNWIN & RODGERS'. The base of the butt has a trap with hinged lid for moulded bullets and wadding. It has excellent undamaged polished horn grips. Both sides of the grips have inserts which contain on one side a German Silver scissor action bullet mould and the other a pair of steel tweezers. 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 10304
£1,250.00

C1870 English Pattern 'Meyers Bve' Liege Closed Frame, Double Action .320 Centre Fire Calibre 6 Shot Revolver With Folding Trigger Retailed By Fletcher Gloucester. Sn 8762 - 10215
MEYERS Guillaume Joseph, was a manufacturer of weapons in Liege, Belgium. He deposited 7 patents between 1866 to 1879. This is an excellent 6 shot English Pattern pocket revolver in the sought after obsolete .320 CF Calibre marked by Meyers. It has closed frame and 3 1/2" barrel (8" overall). It has chequered wood grips which are undamaged. The right grip has some light handling staining in a small area. It has a captive steel ejector rod. The barrel is stamped with proof/ inspection marks. The pistol has a blued cylinder which retains much of it's original finish. The left side of the frame is marked by the manufacturer 'Meyers Bve (Brevete) ' and the top of the barrel engraved by the retailer 'Fletcher Gloucester'. It has a post / blade foresight and fixed rear sight. It is side gate loading, has a folding trigger and is fully functioning in both single and double action. As an obsolete calibre, antique weapon no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price for this attractive pistol in the sought after .320 CF calibre includes UK delivery. Sn 10215
£975.00

Post 1893, Liege 7mm Pinfire 6 Shot Revolver With Folding Trigger. Sn 10197 - 10197
This is a nice 7mm calibre, 6 shot, pin fire pocket revolver. It has a 3 1/2" octagonal barrel (7 3/4" overall). It has lovely plain walnut grips which are undamaged. The frame and cylinder are decorated with an attractive engraved foliate design. It has it's original ejector rod and the cylinder is stamped with a faint post 1893 Liege 'ELG*' within circle proof mark and Crown above Z' inspection mark. The frame is stamped with the same Crown above 'Z' inspection mark. It is side gate loading, has a folding trigger and is fully functioning. As an obsolete calibre, antique, pin fire weapon no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 10197
£295.00
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