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MINT, Cased, Victorian C1850 British Deane Adams & Deane London Dragoon Pattern .54 Calibre Five Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver With Spurless Hammer, Octagonal Barrel & All Original Accessories. Sn 15745 - 15745
The famous English gunsmith's Deane Adams and Deane had premises at 30 King William Street, London Bridge, London in 1852. Until the arrival of Samuel Colt at the Great Exhibition of 1851 with his display of percussion revolvers, British gun makers had largely neglected this style of weapon except for pepperbox revolvers. The arrival of Colt with his American methods of promoting business caused much resentment in the British gun trade. The outcome was a surge in quality revolver design and production by British makers including Deane Adams & Deane. This is an excellent, original, cased, Deane Adams & Deane 5 shot Dragoon Pattern percussion revolver. The weapon's double action only firing mechanism works as it should with a crisp action. It has a 6 ½” octagonal barrel (12 ½” overall). The bore is clean with well defined rifling. The barrel has a small blade fore sight & notched plate rear sight. The top of the frame and top barrel flat are crisply marked 'Deane Adams & Deane 30 King William Street, London Bridge' . It has foliate engraving to the frame & trigger guard. The frame is engraved ‘Adams Patent’ and ‘No. II.844.R’. The cylinder has Victorian black powder proofs. The metal work is near mint retaining 90 % plus of its original blue finish. It’s finely chequered walnut grip is in great undamaged condition. The pistol is contained in its original wood case with hinged lid. The top of the lid is inlaid with a void central brass roundel. The case has a brass lock (key absent) and 2 metal hook fasteners. The case is lined with green baize and has compartments which contain accessories. The inside of the lid has a clean trade label. The accessories comprise, an empty ‘Eley Bros London’ labelled percussion cap tin, a brass and steel bullet double mould marked by the manufacturer Adams with 1852 patent detail and ‘54’ (calibre), a single moulded lead bullet, a copper and brass black powder flask which is signed by the manufacturer ‘C&JW Hawksley’, a small steel container with screw top lid and oil applicator tool, a wood cleaning rod with screw on attachments, a ball of fibre wadding & 2 ebony handled steel tools. The price for this cased pistol with many original accessories includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15745
£3,950.00

Late 1700’s –Early 1800’s English Form Frosst & Sons 16 Bore Flintlock Overcoat Pistol. Sn 15716 - 15716
This is an excellent 16 bore flintlock overcoat size pistol in the English form. It is 11 ½” overall with a 6” round steel blued barrel. The barrel’s smoothbore is has just staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel has black powder proofs and small brass bead fore sight. It has a blued stepped lock with swan neck hammer. The side plate is crisply signed ‘Frosst & Sons’ (an unusual spelling. A Birmingham Gunmaker, John Frost is recorded at Moland St and Snowhill between 1834 & 1842). It has a lovely walnut full stock with brass fittings including trigger guard with pineapple finial. It is complete with its original wood ramrod with brass end cap and steel worm. 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 flintlock pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15716
£1,650.00

Late 1700’s – Early 1800’s Pair Of English Naval Officer’s William Bond London 28 Bore Flintlock Pistols With Brass Barrels & Ram Rods Retailed By Lombard’s London. Sn 15717 - 15717
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 superb pair of English flintlock Naval Officer’s pistols by W. Bond. The pistols are in excellent undamaged condition with 6” round brass barrels, undamaged walnut full stocks, brass trigger guards with extended tangs and pineapple finials, brass shield escutcheons & ram rod mounts. The barrels have black powder proof marks and are signed by the retailer ‘Lombards London’ together with stylised shooting star design. The smooth bores have just staining consistent with age and use. The barrels are un-sighted. The lock plates with safety bolts are signed by the maker ‘W. Bond’. Their firing actions work perfectly as they should. Both pistols have their original wood ram rods with brass end caps. The price includes UK delivery. NB as antique flintlock weapons no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15717
£2,950.00

BEST QUALITY, C1780 English, Twigg, London, Gentleman’s 28 Bore Long Octagonal Damascus Barrelled Convertible Flintlock Traveling Pistol / Rifle (Shoulder Stock Absent). Sn 15715 - 15715
John Fox Twigg was born at Grantham, Lincolnshire, in 1732 and is listed by Heer (1978) as being apprenticed to the Irish gunmaker, Edward Newton (active 1718-1764), though no dates for the apprenticeship are offered. By 1755, Blackmore (1986) lists Twigg working as a London gunmaker from Angel Ct., Charing Cross until 1760 when he moved to 132 Strand, opposite Catherine St., and continued at this address until 1776. He moved again in 1776, this time to Piccadilly where he remained until 1790. During these 14 years he opened several warehouses; at little Somerset St., in 1771; 30 Cornhill, 1777 and Tower Hill in 1779. His only son, John, was apprenticed in 1786 to Henry Nock, and subsequently inherited his father's business. Twigg is considered to be one of the best English Gunmakers. This is an excellent long barrelled convertible traveling pistol by Twigg. These pistols were made so that a shoulder stock accessory could be added to convert the pistol to a carbine sized rifle and were easier to transport in luggage than long rifles when traveling. Our example without shoulder stock has a beautiful 14 ¼” long octagonal Damascus barrel and measures 19 ½” overall. The top barrel flat has a ‘v’ notch plate rear sight and small brass blade fore sight. The barrel is also crisply signed by the maker ‘Twigg London’. The bore has just light staining consistent with age and superb deep cut rifling. The lock plate is signed ‘Twigg’ & the Swan neck hammer is fitted with flint. The action has a gold roundel insert and safety bolt. The action tang and trigger guard have foliate engraved decoration. The trigger guard tang has an acanthus bud finial. The walnut stock with chequered pistol grip has a deep brown hue and is undamaged. The back of the grip has a steel plate with lug for twist fit addition of a removable shoulder stock. The pistol has its original steel ram rod with brass end cap. The pistol’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this impressive pistol by a quality maker 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 15715
£4,250.00

Victorian, 1844 English Enfield Tower Short Sea Service Customs/ Revenue .577 Calibre Percussion Pistol With Captive Ram Rod & Belt Bar, Butt Plate Numbered ‘12’. Sn 14060 - 14060
This is an excellent original Victorian, Short Sea Service Customs / Revenue percussion pistol by Enfield Tower. It is 12” overall length with a 5 ¾” barrel which is .577 Calibre. The Walnut stock is a nice deep brown with brass furniture & has just the bumps & bruises to be expected with age and service use. It has its original captive steel ram rod & the barrel has crisp ordnance / proof marks. The barrel’s bore has staining and residue consistent with age. The brass butt plate is fitted with lanyard ring and the stock fitted with belt bar. The butt plate is numbered ‘12’. The action plate is marked ‘Tower’ (Enfield) with Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and dated ‘1844’. 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. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14060
£975.00

MINT BORE, C1870 Belgian Liege Military Pinfire 12mm Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Revolver. Sn 15201 - 15201
This is a very good C1870 obsolete calibre 12mm Pinfire Military, side gate loading revolver complete with captive ejector rod with Liege marks. It is both single and double action & is in its original condition, fully functioning with a 4 ½” barrel and chequered walnut grips. The barrel’s bore is near mint, clean with well defined rifling. The barrel has a blade fore sight and has a ‘v’ groove hammer rear sight. The butt is fitted with military lanyard ring. The cylinder is marked with liege ‘ELG’ proof and ‘Crown above T’ mark. The ‘Crown T’ mark is repeated on the frame. The weapon's side gate 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 15201
£675.00

American 1871 & 1879 Patent Hopkins & Allen Manufacturing Company ‘BLUE JACKET No 2’ .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Nickel Plated 5 Shot Single Action Revolver. Sn 15653 - 15653
Hopkins & Allen Arms Company was a US 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 ‘Blue Jacket No2 ’ 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 ‘BLUE JACKET No2’. It retains much of its original nickel finish with areas of staining consistent with age. It has a 3 ¼” round steel barrel (8” overall). The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘7279’. The top of the frame is crisply marked 'Hopkins & Allen Mfg Co Pat MCH 28 71 MAY 27 79 32 Cal Rim Fire BLUE JACKET No2'. It has a shrouded trigger, steel hammer and original undamaged ornate Gutta Percha hard rubber grips. The pistol has a blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The action which is perfect, 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 15653
£475.00

C1845 British East India Company (EIC) .650 Carbine Calibre Percussion Dragoon Pistol With Brass Fittings & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 15565 - 15565
This is an original EIC marked percussion Dragoon Pistol. It measures 15 ½” overall and has an 9" un-sighted round steel barrel which is .650 Carbine Calibre. The smooth bore is clean. The barrel has small proof / inspection marks (illustrated). It has a heavy military Dolphin hammer, brass trigger guard with extended tang, brass fore end block and butt cap with fixed steel lanyard ring. The pistol has its original captive steel ramrod. The action plate is marked with the rampant Lion EIC mark (illustrated). The original dark walnut full stock is undamaged. The metal work has even patina throughout. Its action works as it 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 15565
£1,150.00

Mid 1800's English, Harcourt & Co (Suffolk),Transitional Bar Hammer .400 Calibre, 6 Shot Cap & Ball Revolver With Rifled Octagonal Barrel & Brass Frame. Sn 15603 - 15603
Henry Harcourt was an English Suffolk based Gunmaker recorded at North Street Sudbury 1826-1830, King Street 1838-1844 and 2 Friars Street 1845-1869 (see page 238 of British Gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown). This is an excellent Mid 1800's transitional bar hammer 6 shot revolver made during the transition from pepperbox revolving barrel cluster pistols to fixed barrel, rotating cylinder pistols. Our example measures 12" overall with a 5 ½” octagonal rifled barrel. The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp well defined deep cut rifling. The brass action, grip frame, butt, steel hammer and steel trigger guard have foliate engraved decoration and it has its original walnut grip. The action is signed on one side ‘Harcourt & Co’ (most likely a company named used by Henry Harcourt). The barrel and cylinder have proof / inspection marks. The pistol's bar hammer firing mechanism works perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique bar hammer pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15603
£695.00

ORIGINAL AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA, Remington 1861 Patent 1858 Army Model 6 Shot, .44 Calibre Single Action Revolver. Sn 15541 - 15541
Remington Army Model Revolvers were used during the American Civil War and the design was the beginning of a successful line of medium and large frame percussion revolvers. Due to limited availability of Colt 1860 Army Revolvers at the time, large numbers of the Remington revolver were ordered by the U.S. Government. It was favoured for its durability and ability to quickly reload by switching to another pre-loaded cylinder. It saw use in the American West, both in its original percussion configuration and as a metallic cartridge conversion. This is an excellent original Civil War era, 1861 Patent Army Model, Large frame, .44 calibre, cap and ball revolver. The pistol has an 8" octagonal barrel and measures 14" overall. The barrel's bore is clean with crisp rifling. The underside of the barrel is stamped with serial number which appears to be '20243' with an inspection mark prefix (illustrated). The top barrel flat is marked ‘Patented Dec 17 1861 E. Remington’s Ilion NYork’. The frame and barrel have small letter ‘B’ factory inspector’s marks. It has a brass trigger guard, blade fore sight, grooved frame rear sight, steel frame & captive lever ramrod. Its Walnut grips have just knocks bumps and bruises to be expected. The cylinder can be removed for quick change of a pre-loaded cylinder and it loads, cocks and dry fires perfectly. As an antique cap and ball revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15541
£1,895.00
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