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MATCHING NUMBERS, Original American Wild West Era, Sharps 1859 Patent .30 Rim Fire Calibre 4 Barreled Brass Framed Pocket Derringer. Sn 15964:17 - 15964:17
4 barreled derringer pistols pistols were made by the C. Sharps Company beginning with their 1859 Patent. Production of the Sharps, 4 shot pistols ended in 1874. This is an excellent original Sharps 1859 Patent 4 barreled pocket derringer in .30 RF calibre. It is a fully functioning example in excellent condition. The pistol’s barrel cluster has 4 x 3" steel rifled barrels and measures 5 ¾” overall. The frame is brass. It has a brass bead fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The left side of the frame is stamped 'C. Sharps Patent 1859'. The right side ‘C. Sharps & Co Philada. PA’ (all illustrated). The underside of the barrel cluster is numbered '15100'. The butt of the grip frame is stamped with matching number. It has a revolving firing pin and loading is achieved by depression of a steel button at the underside of the frame, the barrel cluster can then be moved forward for loading of rounds. It has a shrouded trigger & original walnut grip which is undamaged. The rifled bores of the barrels have staining consistent with age and use. Its loading cocking and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15964:17
£875.00

1869 - 1873, American Wild West Era Brass Framed ‘Southerner’ Derringer By Brown Manufacturing Co In .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 15964:16 - 15964:16
Although there are no manufacturer names on this derringer it is no doubt a Brown Manufacturing Company ‘Sotherner’ derringer. Production of their 'Southerner' .41 rim fire Calibre, single shot, derringer began on Feb 2nd 1869 and continued production until July 23rd 1873 when the Company ceased trading. This is a good example with brass frame & original American Rose wood grips which have just the knocks bumps and bruises consistent with age. It has a 2 ¼” octagonal blued steel barrel & measures 4 ½” overall. The barrel’s rifled bore has staining & residue consistent with age and use. Loading is achieved by pivoting the barrel by depression of a steel button on the underside of the frame when the pistol is at half cock. The grip frame has serial number '2545' and sheathed trigger. The derringer's loading and firing action works as it should. The price 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 15964:16
£495.00

Cased, C1880, American Factory Nickel Plated Brass Framed Colt .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Single Shot Derringer. Sn 15964:15 - 15964:15
This is a very good, original, Colt .41 RF single shot derringer, a favourite of American Wild West gamblers for self defence. It has a factory nickel plated brass frame and steel swing out rifled barrel together with undamaged rose wood grips. The pistol retains much of its original nickel finish. There is no visible serial number on the exterior of this pistol. It has a 2 ½” steel barrel & measures 5" overall. It has a sheathed trigger & the top of the barrel is crisply marked 'Colt'. The frame is stamped with calibre detail ‘.41Cal’. The derringer's swivel barrel, loading and firing action works as it should. The barrel’s rifled bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The pistol is contained in its period fitted wood case. The top of the hinged lid has an inlaid void brass plate. The case is lined with green felt and has compartments which snugly fit the weapon with additional empty compartments for accessories. The case has its original lock (key absent). The price for this 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 15964:15
£645.00

SOLD SOLD (14/01) FACTORY NICKEL PLATED, American Elliot’s 1865 Patent Remington .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Double Barreled Derringer With Antique Ivory Grips. Sn 15964:14 - 15964:14
The design of the Remington double derringer was little changed by Remington during a production run of nearly 70 years. This is a very good fully functioning example. The pistol has two 3" barrels and measures 5" overall making it easy to conceal and therefore popular with Wild West Gamblers. The top of the barrel rib is stamped 'E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION N.Y.' & 'ELLIOTS PATENT DEC 12 1865'. The underside of the bottom barrel is stamped '76'. It has a shrouded trigger & undamaged period Ivory grips. The pistol’s factory nickel plated finish has areas of wear. The barrels bores have staining consistent with age and use and its loading cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The price for this iconic piece of American Wild West history includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15964:14
£0.00

**RESRERVED**UNTIL 22/2**ORNATE ORIGINAL FACTORY NICKEL PLATED American Elliot’s 1865 Patent Remington .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Double Barreled Derringer & Later Zip Fastening Soft Case. Sn 15964:13 - 15964:13
The design of the Remington double derringer was little changed by Remington during a production run of nearly 70 years. This is an excellent fully functioning example. The pistol has two 3" barrels and measures 5" overall making it easy to conceal and therefore popular with Wild West Gamblers. The top of the barrel rib is stamped 'E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION N.Y.' & 'ELLIOTS PATENT DEC 12 1865'. The underside of the bottom barrel is stamped '65'. The central barrel rib has a small ‘crown above G’ inspection mark. It has a shrouded trigger & undamaged ornately embossed gutta percha hard rubber grips. The pistol retains its original factory nickel plating and has original ornate tooled foliate decoration. The barrels bores have staining consistent with age and use and its loading cocking and firing actions work perfectly. The derringer comes with a later, fleece lined, leatherette soft case with zip fastener in which the derringer was found. The pistol has obviously been stored in the case for many years which has no doubt kept the pistol in excellent condition. The price for this iconic piece of American Wild West history includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15964:13
£1,200.00

ALL MATCHING NUMBERS INCLUDING CYLINDER, 1858,Colt Pocket Model of 1849 .31 Calibre, Cap And Ball, 5 Shot, Single Action, Revolver With Nickel Plated Brass Frame & Octagonal Barrel. Sn 15964:12 - 15964:12
The family of Colt Pocket Percussion Revolvers evolved from the iconic 1860 Army and 1851 Navy Revolvers and were produced between 1849 and 1872. This original U.S. Colt .31 Calibre Cap and Ball, 5 shot Pocket Model of 1849 Revolver is in very good condition with even patina throughout. It has a brass trigger guard and grip frame. Traces of its original nickel plating is still present. The pistol has the correct brass pin fore sight and notched hammer rear sight. It has an undamaged American Walnut grip. The left side of its frame is stamped 'Colts Patent'. The top of the 4 " octagonal barrel is correctly marked ' Address Saml Colt New York City'. The bore is clean with crisp well defined rifling. It has matching serial numbers '149527' stamped on its frame, barrel, trigger guard, cylinder and butt which dates its manufacture to 1858. The cylinder is also marked 'Colt's Patent’. The cylinder has its correct engraved ‘Stage Coach hold Up Scene’. The frame has a small Colt factory inspector's mark 'M'.The weapon's single action firing mechanism and captive steel ‘lever’ ram rod work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique cap and ball revolver, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15964:12
£975.00

SOLD SOLD (16/01) ALL MATCHING NUMBERS INCLUDING CYLINDER, American Civil War Era, 1851 To 1859 Patent J.M Cooper & Co, .31 Calibre, 5 Shot, Cap & Ball Double Action Percussion Revolver. Sn 15964:11 - 15964:11
When Colt's Patents for revolving firearms expired in 1857 many American arms companies including J.M Cooper of Pittsburgh (later Cooper Firearms Co) began Manufacturing Colt Patent expired weapons. Many of their weapons were used during the American Civil War. This is an excellent, original 4” octagonal barrel version of their .31" Calibre, 5 shot percussion revolver with captive lever ram rod. The metal work has even patina throughout. Its cylinder is stamped with very early serial number '30' which is repeated on the butt, grip frame & barrel. The top of the barrel is marked by the manufacturer ‘Manfd By J.M Cooper & Co Pittsburgh PA’ and one barrel flat is marked ‘Patd Apr 25 1854. Patd Jan 7 1851 Reissd July 26. The barrel's bore has just light staining consistent with age and crisp well defined rifling. It has its original undamaged Walnut grip. The pistol's loading and firing actions work as they should in both single and double action. The price 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 15964:11.
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (28/01) , 1860-1862 American Civil War Era Moore's 1860 Patent 'Seven Shooter' Single Action .32 Rim Fire Calibre Revolver With Swing Out Cylinder & Brass Frame With Traces Of Original Silver Plating. Sn 15964:10 - 15964:10
Moore’s Patent Firearms Company was founded by Daniel Moore, who in his own way was one of America’s most prolific inventors. Just prior to the Civil War Moore began producing a seven-shot .32 calibre revolver in Brooklyn, NY. Moore’s pistol, which he had patented in September, 1860, proved very popular with soldiers going off to war, especially the New York Regiments. Over 7,000 were produced. This gun is the very first revolver with swing-out cylinder ever produced. With the hammer in half cock position, pressing on the catch located to the right of the hammer on the recoil shield allows the barrel and cylinder to be swung out to the right for loading. Sturdy and very well made, this revolver was, in its days, ahead of its competitors. Moore’s design violated Rollin White’s bored-through cylinder patent used by Smith & Wesson and in 1862 he was sued Moore had to turn over 3376 guns to his competitor and to add insult to injury after 1862 he had to stamp the barrels of his pistols MANFD FOR SMITH & WESSON BY MOORE’S PAT. FIRE ARMS CO. This is an original Moore's 1860 Patent 'Seven Shooter' . The revolver has a 4” octagonal barrel which has a rifled bore. The bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. It has a brass frame beautifully hand engraved with scroll work and retains some of its original silver plating . The top barrel flat is stamped ‘D. Moore Patent Sept 18 1860’. The barrel block is numbered ‘1956’. The lack of S&W marking indicates that this pistol was made between 1860 & 1862 before the S&W legal action. The underside of the barrel has the correct removable steel ejector rod. The pistol’s single action firing mechanism works as it should. The grip is Walnut. 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 15964:10
£0.00

C1840 English Form .400 Calibre Percussion Traveling Pistol With Octagonal Barrel, Butt Trap & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 15964:9 - 15964:9
This is a good quality percussion traveling pistol made C1840. The pistol is 8” overall with a 4 ¼” octagonal barrel. The barrel’s smoothbore has residue and staining consistent with age and use. The top of the barrel has a very faint indistinct makers mark which is unreadable. It has a dolphin hammer, flat German silver fore sight and grooved plate rear sight. The action, hammer and trigger guard have tooled foliate engraved decoration. The bag shaped walnut grip has a void silver escutcheon & finely chequered panels. The butt has a German silver cap with trap which has a hinged lid. The pistol has its original captive steel ram rod. The pistol is fully functioning with a firm action. 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 15964:9
£395.00

C1820 Continental Form .700 Calibre Light Dragoon Percussion (Flintlock Conversion) Pistol With Brass Fittings & Ram Rod. Sn 15964:8 - 15964:8
This is a very good original continental Light Dragoon percussion pistol converted from flintlock . It is 15 ½” overall length, with a foliate engraved action plate. The plate has no manufacturer or date marks. It has brass furniture rounded butt cap, trigger guard with extended tang, side plate and ram rod flute. It has a wood ram rod with brass end cap and walnut full stock. The smooth bore of the 9” steel barrel has staining & residue consistent with age and use. The barrel has proof marks (illustrated). The pistol’s cocking and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. N.B. 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 15964:8
£595.00
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