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Antique Pistols and Revolvers

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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

C1870 Continental 9mm Military Pinfire Revolver Marked ‘Meyers BVL’. Sn 12495 - 12495
This is a C1870 obsolete calibre 9mm Pinfire Military closed frame, side gate loading revolver complete with integral ejector rod. It is both single and double action & is in its original condition, fully functioning with a 5 ¾” barrel and chequered walnut grips. The butt is fitted with military lanyard ring. The frame is stamped ‘Meyers BVL’. The weapon's loading and firing actions work perfectly. 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. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 12495
£495.00

1821-1868 English .700 Bore Percussion Duelling / Holster Pistol By Andrews Pall Mall London. Sn 12343 - 12343
The English Gunsmiths John and William Andrews occupied 9 Pall Mall from 1821 to 1868. This is an excellent English percussion duelling/ holster pistol by the Andrews Brothers. It is 15 ½” overall with an 8 ¾” browned steel barrel with platinum roundel insert at the breech. The smoothbore is clean with no pitting. It has a steel side plate with sliding bolt safety, scroll engraving & dolphin hammer. The side plate is also engraved by the maker 'Andrews'. The flat top of the barrel is engraved ‘Pall Mall London’. It has a 'V' notch plate rear sight and small brass post foresight, walnut full stock with chequered grip and the back of the grip is inlaid with a void German silver escutcheon. Its steel trigger guard with extended tang & acanthus bud finial, steel butt plate, barrel tang and hammer all have foliate decoration. The pistol is complete with its original captive steel ramrod and 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 12343
£950.00

Durs Egg London 1748-1831, English .44" Bore Percussion Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Octagonal Barrel & German Silver Escutcheon. Sn 11570 - 11570
Durs Egg (1748–1831) was a Swiss-born British gunmaker, noted for his quality 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 English Percussion Pistol By Durs Egg. It is 7 ½” overall with a 2 ¾” octagonal screw off steel barrel which is .44" Bore. It has steel side plates with scroll foliate engraving, sliding safety catch & dolphin hammer. The top of the barrel is engraved with the maker’s name 'D. Egg London'. The under side of the barrel and frame have proof marks. The trigger guard with extended tang is also engraved with foliate decoration. It has a void oval German silver escutcheon inlaid into the back of the bag shaped Walnut stock grip which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The pistol’s action works as it should. The price for this pistol by a prestigious maker 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 11570
£575.00

C1820 English, Steel Framed .38” Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel By Hayward & Goodwin London. Sn 11484 - 11484
This is a nice steel framed flintlock pocket pistol. The pistol is 7"overall with a 2 ½” screw off barrel. On the left side of the action it is engraved ' Hayward & Goodwin '. The right side ‘London’. It has a sliding safety & folding concealed trigger. 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 Walnut slab grip is 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 11484
£475.00

C1880 Nickel Plated Liege 7mm Pinfire 6 Shot Pocket Revolver With Folding Trigger By CH Galoppin Bruxelles. A 569 - A 569
This is a nice 7mm calibre, 6 shot, pin fire pocket revolver. It has a 2” round steel barrel (6 ½” overall). It has chequered ebony grips which are undamaged. The pistol retains most of its original nickel finish. It has its original ejector rod which screws into the butt and the frame is stamped with a faint Liege 'ELG.' within circle mark and crown above 'N' mark. The barrel block is stamped with manufacturer mark 'CH Galoppin Bruxelles’. The left side of the frame is engraved ‘WR2510’. 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. A 569
£375.00

ORIGINAL Mid 1800's American Eli Whitney, Whitneyville Armoury .32 Rim Fire Calibre, 6 Shot, Single Action Brass Framed ‘Navy’ Percussion Revolver. Sn 11383. - 11383
The American Whitneyville Armoury was Founded in 1798 at New Haven Connecticut by Eli Whitney (Whitney was involved in production of the Colt Whitney Walker Dragoon Revolvers). This is an excellent, original, Whitneyville Armoury 5 inch octagonal barrel Percussion Revolver. The pistol measures 9" overall & has brass blade fore sight and brass frame. The top of the frame is correctly grooved and the spurred steel hammer notched to assist sighting. The metal work has even patina throughout. The top of the barrel is marked by the manufacturer 'Whitneyville Armory CT USA’. It has attractive Walnut grips which are undamaged. The pistol's firing mechanism work perfectly. Price includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 11383. BOOKS COVERING ALL ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY OF COLT FIREARMS MANUFACTURE ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE ON THIS WEBSITE.
£695.00

1823-1854 .50” Bore Percussion Traveling Pistol By Ezekiel Baker & Son London Gun Makers To The King (Apprentice Of Henry Nock & Inventor Of The British Army Baker Rifle) With Octagonal Barrel & Concealed Trigger . Sn 11395 - 11395
Ezekiel Baker (1758-1836) was apprentice to the famous English Gun Smith Henry Nock of Wilkinson Sword fame before establishing himself as a quality gunmaker in his own right with various premises in London. Between 1823-1854 Baker is recorded operating as E.Baker & Son at Size Yard, Whitechapel Road , 49 Tenter Street & 7 Union Street, London (his son Ezekiel John Baker died in 1841). Baker was the inventor of the ‘Baker Rifle’ which was adopted by the British Army in 1800 and made quality firearms for Royalty (see page 139 of the book British Gunmakers Volume 1 London by Nigel Brown). This is a quality made percussion traveling pistol made sometime between 1823-1854 marked ‘E. Baker & Son London’. The pistol is 9” overall with a 4” octagonal barrel which is .50” Bore. It has a dolphin hammer, concealed trigger, bead fore sight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. On the left side amongst the fine banners and arms decoration is engraved 'E.Baker & Son London’ within scrolls (illustrated inset in image 2). The right side is engraved ‘Makers To The King’ below foliate engraving. The underside of the barrel has crisp proof marks. The bag shaped walnut grip has a void silver escutcheon set into the top and fine chequering. This is a quality made pistol by a fine English Gun Smith. The pistol is fully functioning with a crisp trigger action. The 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 11395
£795.00
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