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Durs Egg London C 1772, English .80" Bore Percussion Duelling Pistol (Converted From Flintlock). Sn 8876 - 8876
Durs Egg (17481831) was a Swiss-born British gunmaker, noted for his flintlock pistols and for his company's production of the Ferguson rifle. Egg was apprenticed in Solothurn and Paris before establishing his own business in London in 1772. He was a contemporary of Joseph Manton, Jean Samuel Pauly and the uncle of Joseph Egg. This is an excellent .80" Bore, English Percussion Duelling Pistol (Converted From Flintlock) By Durs Egg. It is 14 1/2" overall with an 8" octagonal steel barrel which is .65" Bore. The smoothbore is clean with no pitting. It has a steel side plate with scroll engraving & dolphin hammer. The side plate and top of the barrel are engraved by the maker 'D. Egg'. The top of the action is inlaid with 2 German silver bands. It has a 'V' notch plate rear sight and small blade foresight. It has a walnut full stock with chequered grip and it is inlaid with a void German silver escutcheon. It has a steel trigger guard with engraved extended tang. It is complete with it's original captive steel ramrod and it's action works as it should. The metal and wood of the pistol have no damage. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to possess in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 8876
1,200.00

C 1800 Brass Framed Ladies 'Muff' Pistol with & Sliding Safety Catch by Tindall & Dutton A586 - A 586 / 8874
Tindall & Dutton produced pistols between 1799-1801 and were based at GM and Factor, 91, Snow Hill, London. This is a very nice condition, original brass framed Ladies 'Muff' pistol with sliding safety catch. The pistol is 5 1/4" in length with a 2 inch barrel. it has a concealed trigger which perates correctly and nice clear London proofs. It is fitted with small slab sided grips that are in god condition. Both sides of he breech are engraved (illustrated) on the one with 'TINDALL & DUTTON' and the other 'LONDON'. The cock, frizzen and action work correctly and it has a good strong action. This is a good quality brass framed flintlock pistol. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to possess in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display.
675.00

1831 French Model 1822 Challerault Cavalry Pistol Converted from Flintlock to Percussion. A 585 - A 585
An original French Model 1822 Challerault Cavalry pistol converted from flintlock to percussion with a rifled barrel. The pistol has a dark wood stock which has regimental marks stamped into it "122 449 G". The woodwork is excellent. The lock plate is stamped with "Mre Rle de Culle". The barrel is date stamped with "1831" and "M.R." on the right hand side and "C de 17, 6A C.C." on the left hand side. The pistol retains the original ramrod / powder measure which is stamped "3387". The pistol's foresight and backsight are original and undamaged. The pistol cocks and dry fires with a strong action.. The brass furniture is all original with a good patina and all have the French proof marks stamped inside an oval. The pistol butt has a steel lanyard ring attached to it. This is a fine example of this pistol, substantial and well made. 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.
945.00

Continental Lefauchaux Patent 7mm Pinfire 6 Shot Revolver With Folding Trigger. A 582 - A 582
This is a nice 7mm open frame 6 shot, Lefauchaux Patent, pinfire pocket revolver. It has a 3 1/4" barrel (7 1/2" overall). The underside of the barrel is stamped with a faint partially visible 'Crown above S' mark (Possible French, St Etienne Black Powder Proof). The cylinder frame and grip strap are engraved with an attractive foliate design. It has plain bag shaped ebony wood grips which are excellent and undamaged. It is side gate loading, has a folding trigger, removeable extractor rod and is fully functioning. As an obsolete calibre, antique, pin fire weapon no licence is required to possess this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. A 582
475.00

Quality 1806-1849 Flintlock Pocket Pistols With .47" Calibre Screw Off Barrels, Birmingham Proof Marks & Unusual Sliding Safety Catches By McLauchlan, Edinburgh, Scotland. Sn 8877 - 8877
William McLauchlan was a Scottish Gunamker with premises first recorded in 1806 at 8 Lothian Street, Edinburgh. Between 1806 & 1849 he is also recorded as having premises at other Edinburgh addresses in Nicholson Street, Home Street and Morrison Place. This is a fine pair of flintlock pocket pistols by McLauchlan. They are 6 1/2 inches overall with 1 3/4", .47" Bore screw off barrels which have Birmingham proof marks. On the left side they are engraved 'McLauchlan' and the right 'Edinburgh' within Arms & Banners designs. Both trigger guards are engraved with stylised 'Star' designs and both hammers are fitted with flints. Both pistols have unusual sliding safety catches. The sliding safety bars have pin ends. The pin when pushed forward not only locks the hammer but also enters a purpose made hole in the pan lid which keeps the lid securely closed preventing exposure of gunpowder in the pan & accidental ignition or loss of the gunpowder. Many pistols with this type of safety catch are broken by owners, unaware of the feature, forcing the pan open and breaking the safety pin. The safety catches and firing actions of both these pistols are complete & work as they should. Their bag shaped wood grips are excellent & undamaged. The price for this matching pair of pistols includes UK delivery. NB As antique flintlock pistols no licence is required to possess them in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 8877
1,950.00

American Civil War Era .32 Calibre Moores / Williamsons 1864 Patent 6 Shot Teat Fire Revolver. Sn 8761 - 8761
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. The top of the barrel is faintly marked "MOORE'S PAT. FIRE ARMS CO. BROOKLYN N.Y." and the underside with number "15868''. "D. WILLIAMSON'S PATENT JANUARY 5, 1864" is marked around the rear edge of the cylinder. The 'Gold Washed' frame and butt strap are nicely scroll engraved with a punch dot background. It has a case hardened hammer and 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 8761.
775.00

Mid 1800's English, .47" Bore, Percussion Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel By Smith Of Newcastle. Sn 8352. - 8352
This fine .47" Bore percussion pocket pistol is 6 inches overall with a 1 3/4" screw off barrel. It has a dolphin hammer and sliding safety. On the right side amongst the fine banners & Shield decoration is engraved 'Newcastle' and on the left ' Smith'. The trigger guard is decorated with an engraved Star design. The action works as it should with a strong spring action. It has impressed proof /inspection marks on the barrel. The bag shaped dark wood grip is excellent & undamaged. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to possess in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 8352.
395.00

1865 Smith & Wesson .32RF Model 11/2 Revolver & Holster. (Sn 7850) - 7850
This is an example of the 1865 pattern Smith & Wesson Model 11/2 medium sized .32 rim fire short single action revolver. It has the standard 31/2 inch barrel and was factory nickel plated. it shows signs of holster wear and use nevertheless the action is strong and firm and there are no signs of damage or repair. The original grips are present and un-damaged. The condition is no doubt due to it being stored in its original soft leather holster which itself is in good condition. The top of the barrel ( illustrated) reads ' 'SMITH & WESSON SPRIGFIELD MASS PATT APRIL 3 55. JULY 5.59 NOV 21 65' The serial number on the butt is 36886. This is a nice original revolver introduced at the end of the American Civil War and with the added bonus of an original holster. The price includes UK delivery. ( sn 7850) NB As an obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to possess in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. (Sn 7850 )
695.00

American, Mid to late 1800's, .32 Rim Fire, Russian-32 Model, 5 Shot Revolver By Forehand & Wadsworth. Sn 7660. - 7660
Sullivan Forehand was first employed by the American Firearms manufacturer's Allen & Wheelock in 1860. He married Ethan Allen's daughter and entered the Firearms business. Henry C. Wadsworth, while an Officer in the Union Army during the Civil War, also married one of Ethan Allen's daughters. Upon his discharge at the end of the war, he joined the Allen firm. The Company name subsequently changed name to Forehand & Wadsworth Firearms Manufacturing Co. This is an excellent undamaged example of a .32 Rim Fire Russian model , single action, 5 shot, nickel plated revolver by Forehand & Wadsworth. It has a sheathed trigger and 2 1/2" octagonal barrel ( 6 1/2" overall). It is complete with ejector rod & has nice undamaged plain Ivory grips. It's cocking & firing action work as they should. The top of the barrel is marked by the manufacturer ' Forehand & Wadsworth, Worcester, Mass.' and the cylinder strap 'Russian Model -32'. The butt strap is stamped number ' 8745'. The pistol is complete with it's original green felt lined, dark wood case. The case with hinged lid measures 8 x 5 x 1 3/4 inches. The centre of the exterior of the lid is inlaid with a small void brass plate. The front of the case has it's original lock but is missing it's key. The inside of the case is contoured to snugly fit the pistols and has compartments, one with removable lid. The compartments contain an original steel cleaning rod and black & green coloured empty cardboard cartridge box printed with image of a rim fire pistol and faint lettering. Price for this American rim fire pistol includes UK delivery. NB as obsolete calibre antique weapons no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 7660.
975.00

C1820 .69 calibre Belgian Sea Service Flintlock Pistol. ( Sn 7472 ) - 7472
This is a typical 1810 - 1840 Belgian made short sea service flintlock pistol in .69 calibre by Navys throught the world during the early 19th century. This example is robust, heavy and well made. It measures 15 1/2 inches overall with a 9 inch steel barrel. The stock is a single piece of heavy walnut with brass furnitue and a fixed lanyard ring in the butt. The lock is plain steel with the addition of a Belian proof mark between the cock and frizzen. The hammer goes to half and full cock and the action works as it should. There are nocks and bumps all over the woodwork that only time and service can bring. However there are no signs of damage or repair. It is easy to imagine that this pistol could be turned in the hand and used butt first as a very effective close quater weapon after the shot had been fired. An excellent original example of a widely used sea service pistol. The price includes UK delivery. ( SN 7472) NB As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to possess in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display.
695.00
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