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Antique Pistols and Revolvers

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American 1879 Patent ‘Dictator’ Nickel Plated .32 Rim Fire 5 Shot Single Action Revolver By Hopkins & Allen Manufacturing Company With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 13624:18 - 13624:18
Hopkins and Allen were a Norwich Connecticut based arms manufacturing company. Known as the ‘Dictator’ Model, this revolver is 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 example of the ‘Dictator’. It retains most of its original nickel finish. It has a 2 ¾” octagonal steel barrel (7 ½” overall). The top of the frame is crisply marked 'Hopkins & Allen Mfg Co DICTATOR Pat May 27 79 (1879)'. It has a shrouded trigger, steel hammer, blade fore sight and ornate undamaged gutta percha grips. The action is single action only works correctly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13624:18
£575.00

C1830 English, W. Bond London, 40 Bore Brass Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel & Concealed Trigger. Sn 13560 - 13560
A large family of English Gunsmith’s named Bond had premises at various London addresses including at 108 Leadenhall Street, 45 Cornhill and at 'The Golden Blunderbuss' 59 Lombard Street, between 1762 & 1879. The Bond's made and supplied firearms to The British East India Company. A member of that family William Thomas Bond is recorded as working as a Gunsmith on his own at the family addresses in 1836. A William Bond is also recorded as working as working with Edward Bond at 45 Cornhill 1826-1855 and Northumberland Alley London 1871-1879 (see page 143 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This is a nice brass flintlock pocket pistol by W. Bond made C1830. The pistol is 6” overall with a 1 ½” screw off smoothbore brass barrel which is .486” at the muzzle opening (approx. 40 Bore). On the left side it is engraved 'W. Bond London'. The right ‘London’. 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. Its walnut bag shaped grip has fine chequering and is inlaid with a void silver roundel. 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 13560
£645.00

American 1871 To 1879 Patent ‘XL’ No.3 .32 Rim Fire Calibre Nickel Plated 5 Shot Single Action Revolver By Hopkins & Allen Manufacturing Company With Octagonal Barrel & Quick Load Removable Cylinder. Sn 13368 - 13368
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 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 example of the ‘XL’ No.3 in .30 Rim Fire Calibre. It has a removable cylinder achieved by depression of a sprung lever on the left side of the frame and removal of the knurled cylinder rod. This allows the weapon to be quickly reloaded with a pre loaded cylinder. The pistol retains much of its original nickel finish with areas of staining consistent with age. It has a 3” octagonal steel barrel (7 ¾” overall). The top of the frame is crisply marked 'Hopkins & Allen Mfg Co Pat Mar 28 71. Apr 27 75. May 27 79. XL No.3. 32 Cal Rim Fire'. It has a shrouded trigger, steel hammer, small blade fore sight, grooved frame rear sight and attractive undamaged chequered gutta percha grips with embossed hunting dogs heads. The action which is nice and tight is single action only. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13368
£475.00

Victorian British War Dept Board Of Ordnance Marked .577" Bore Yeomanry Officer's Percussion Holster Pistol With Captive Steel Ram Rod & Brass Fittings . Sn 13367 - 13367
This is a very good Yeomanry Officer’s Holster Pistol. It is 12" overall with a steel 6" round steel barrel. The barrel is .577 smooth bore. The bore has some staining consistent with age but no rust. The outside of the barrel has even light pepper pitting which does not detract from the attractiveness of the piece. It has a flat stepped lock with heavy Dolphin hammer. The side plate is crisply marked with Queen’s Crown & VR Royal Cypher (Victoria Regina). It has a walnut full stock with brass fittings. It has its original captive steel ram rod & Military lanyard ring. The stock is impressed with WD Board of Ordnance ‘BO’ with arrow mark and other inspection marks. The wood is also impressed ‘Yeomans’ and with what appears to be ‘1.P’. Its 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 own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13367
£875.00

ALL MATCHING NUMBERS 1861- 1870 Pond’s Patent.32 Rim Fire 6 Shot Belt Revolver With Octagonal Barrel & Detachable Ram Rod. Sn 13208 - 13208
Lucius W. Pond began making his Belt Revolvers around 1861, at a time when America was fighting itself in the American Civil War. For a year or so, Pond was able to produce a number of Belt Revolvers, in partial accordance with a patent issued to Abram Gibson on the 10th July 1860. In 1862, however, Smith & Wesson made a challenge to the Belt Revolver's production. Smith & Wesson's challenge centred on a patent issued for their 'Rollin White' patent, issued in 1855. The court ruled in favour of Smith & Wesson, however Pond (alongside Bacon, Moore and Warner whom were also found infringing that patent) was able to continue producing the Belt Revolver after meeting Royalty agreements with S&W. Ultimately production of Pond’s Belt Revolvers ended in 1870, the final few thousand of which were stamped, "Manuf'd for Smith & Wesson Pat'd April 5, 1855". This is a very good original example of Pond’s .32 Rim Fire 6 shot revolver. It has a 6” octagonal barrel and measures 11 ½” overall length. It is side gate loading and has a small brass blade foresight and notched hammer rear sight. The underside of the barrel, cylinder and grip frame are stamped with matching numbers ‘2031'. The revolver has a small shrouded trigger and the pistol's single action firing mechanism works perfectly. The cylinder is quickly removed for speed loading with a preloaded cylinder by removing its spring loaded detachable ram rod and cylinder retaining pin. The smooth rosewood grip has 4 contemporarily carved notches. There are no visible manufacturer or date marks on this revolver. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13208
£675.00

C1800 English Thomas Jaques London .46” Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel & Unusual Safety Catch. Sn 12796 - 12796
Thomas Jaques was an English Gunmaker recorded as having premises at 20 Pitt Street, Tottenham Court Road, London between 1801 & 1802 (see page 173 of British Gunmakers Volume 1 by Brown). This is a nice Flintlock Pocket Pistol By Jaques. It is 6" overall with a 1 ½” screw off barrel which is .46” at the open muzzle. The left side of the pistol is engraved 'Jaques', the left 'London' both within foliate engraved decoration. The underside of the pistol has crisp proof marks. It has its original bag shaped wood grip fitted with void silver escutcheon. Its steel hammer is fitted with a flint and it has a concealed folding trigger & unusual sliding safety catch which is undamaged and functions correctly (the sliding safety bar has a pin end. 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). Its action works as it should. 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 12796
£495.00

C1820 English Thomas Spencer,London, .45” Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 12795 - 12795
Thomas Spencer was an English Gunmaker recorded as having premises at Mile End, Old Town, London in 1819 and at 34 Duke Street Southwark, London in 1841 (see page 204 of British Gunmakers Volume 1 by Brown). It is 6" overall with a 1 ½” screw off barrel which is .45” at the muzzle opening. The underside of the barrel has crisp proof marks. Its steel side plates are decorated with shield and banners on both sides. The left side has the manufacturer's name 'Spencer' & the right ‘London’. It has undamaged original bag shaped wood grip and sliding safety catch feature. The hammer is fitted with a 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 12795
£495.00

MINT, C1840, English Laird's Patent .44" Bore, Transitional 6 Shot Bar Hammer Percussion Revolver. Sn 12793 - 12793
This is a near mint transitional percussion revolver made C1840. It is 11 ¼” overall length with a rifled 4 ¼” octagonal barrel which is .44" at the muzzle opening. The barrel has a small blade fore sight. It has finely chequered walnut grips and decorative engraving to both sides of the case hardened action, trigger guard, top of the bar hammer and steel butt plate. The pistol retains its original finish. Although there are no manufacturer or patent markings on this revolver it is no doubt a transitional Laird’s Patent piece (J. W. Laird, Gunmaker listed in the 1849 Birmingham Gunmakers Register at 10 Steelhouse Lane Birmingham). The barrel and cylinder are stamped with proof/ inspection marks. Its firing mechanism works perfectly. The price for this excellent transitional revolver includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 12793
£975.00

1840 – 1842 English .60” Bore Percussion Pistol (Converted From Flintlock) By John Crosby Brown, Hull, Yorkshire With Octagonal Barrel. A 598 - A 598 / 12757
John Crosby Brown was an English Gunmaker who is recorded as having premises at 20 Mytongate Hull Yorkshire for a short period of time between . 1840 & 1842. Prior to 1840 Brown is recorded at the same address operating as Humphreys & Brown between 1833 & 1837 (see pages 181 and 256 of British Gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown). This is an excellent percussion pistol (Converted From Flintlock) By Brown. It is 14" overall with a 9" octagonal steel barrel which is .60" bore. The barrel has a small brass blade fore sight and 2 silver bands at the breech. The smoothbore has some staining consistent with age. The side plate has scroll engraving & dolphin hammer. The side plate is marked ‘Brown Hull’'. It has a walnut stock with chequered grip. Its steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial have light foliate engraving. It is complete with its wood ramrod with polished horn end cap. Its 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 own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. A 598
£975.00

C1870 American Wild West Era Marlin ‘OK’ Model .30 Rim Fire Calibre, Brass Frame Swivel Barrel Single Shot Derringer. Sn 12600 - 12600
The American Gun manufacturer JM Marlin obtained a patent for a derringer mechanism on 5th April 1870. These pocket sized derringers were favoured by wild west era gamblers for self- protection. Marlin made 5 models of small single shot derringers. The 1st Model was un-named the others were named the ‘OK’, ‘Victor’, ‘Never Miss’ & ‘Stonewall’. This is a very good example of the Marlin patent ‘OK’ derringer with even patina throughout. Its wood grips have some wear consistent with age and use and the right grip has an old stable crack. Both grips are secure. It has a 3" clean smooth bore stepped barrel & measures 6" overall. It has a brass frame, sheathed trigger & steel barrel with blade fore sight. The right side of the breech is marked with the manufacturer's name and address ‘J.M. Marlin New Haven CT’. The top of the barrel is marked ‘OK’ (all illustrated). The underside of the barrel is numbered '10875'. The derringer’s barrel swivels for loading and is released by depression of a steel button on the underside of the frame when the pistol is at half cock. Its loading and firing actions work as they should. Price for this nice 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 12600
£575.00
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