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SOLD SOLD (25/04) C1830 English, W. Bond London, 40 Bore Brass Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 15236 - 15236
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 an excellent brass flintlock pocket pistol by W. Bond made C1830. The pistol is 6” overall with a 1 ½” screw off smoothbore brass barrel. The bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. On the left side it is engraved 'W. Bond London' within Martial arms motif. The right ‘Lombard Street London’. It has a sliding safety bolt, steel trigger, trigger guard and Swan neck hammer. The action works as it should with a strong spring. It has crisp proofs on the underside of the barrel. Its walnut bag shaped grip has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. 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 15236
£0.00

**SOLD**SOLD**17/4 VERY RARE C1860 French Louis Dolne ‘Apache’ 7 mm Pinfire Folding Brass & Steel Knuckle Duster & Dagger 6 Shot Double Action Revolver. Sn 15158 - 15158
Designed in Belgium by Louis Dolne in 1860 these weapons became popular on the streets of 19th century Paris. The French underworld gang ‘Les Apaches’ favoured the all-in-one weapon, which is where it gets its name. It is a fully fold-up weapon, meaning it could fit in a pocket or be easily concealed in the palm of the hand for self-defence and to be used at very close quarters. Similar pistols are illustrated and described on pages 90 to 93 of the book ‘Firearms Curiosa’ by Winant & an Apache with the same Dolne manufacturer mark is illustrated on page 91 plates 84 & 85 of the same book. Our Apache is in excellent condition the brass frame is stamped "5003" "L. DOLNE INVUR". The hinged knuckle duster / grip is released by depression of a steel button on the frame. It has a steel folding trigger, spurless hammer to prevent snagging on clothing, fluted steel cylinder and mounts. It has a 3 ¼” folding ‘kris’ form blade which locks in place and is released by operation of a small lever on the frame. The weapon measures 3 ½” width from knuckle ridge to top of the cylinder frame when folded & 8 ¾” length fully opened. The pistol’s cocking and firing actions work as they should and all of its folding and locking mechanisms are crisp and tight. The pistol has been fully serviced and has never or very rarely been fired. These weapons are sought after in the collecting community. The price for this Apache includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre pinfire weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15158
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (11/04) MINT BORE, ORIGINAL, ALL MATCHING NUMBERS, 1856,Colt Pocket Model of 1849 .31 Calibre, Cap And Ball, 5 Shot, Single Action, Revolver With Nickel Plated brass Frame & Octagonal Barrel. Sn 15217 - 15217
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 excellent original condition with even patina throughout. It has a nickel plated brass trigger guard and grip frame. Some 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 Col Saml Colt New York City'. The bore is near mint clean with crisp well defined rifling. It has matching serial numbers '117533' stamped on its frame, barrel, trigger guard, cylinder and butt which dates its manufacture to 1856. The cylinder and frame are marked 'Colt's Patent’. The cylinder has a crisp correct engraved ‘Stage Coach hold Up Scene’ (illustrated). The weapon's single action firing mechanism and captive steel ‘lever’ ram rod work as they should. The price for this historic Samuel Colt percussion revolver 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 15217
£0.00

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 is without 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

Cased, 1840-1850 Irish Edward Basset Dublin 60 Bore Percussion Pocket Pistols With Consecutive Dublin Castle Registration Marks DC-1707 & 1708, Screw Off Barrels & Accessories. Sn 15202 - 15202
This is a superb cased, matching pair of small percussion pocket pistols by a Dublin maker with consecutive Dublin Castle registration marks. The pistols are in excellent undamaged condition with all original walnut bag stock inset German silver escutcheons, 4 cm screw off round steel barrels & Dolphin hammers. The barrels bores are clean and the top of each barrel have consecutive Dublin Castle Registration numbers ‘DC-1707 & DC-1708’. The underside of the barrels and actions have black powder proofs. The actions of each pistol are nicely engraved by the manufacturer ‘Edwd Basset’ on one side and ‘Dublin’ on the reverse (Edward Basset was a Dublin based Gunmaker recorded as working between 1840-1850). These small pistols are each just 12.5cm overall length. Their firing actions work perfectly as they should. They are complete with wood case. The case with hinged lid has its original brass lock (key absent). The interior of the case with compartments is contoured to snugly fit the pistols and their accessories which include a steel nipple key / barrel spanner tool and quantity of moulded lead balls. The price for this excellent pair of cased consecutive Dublin Castle registered pistols includes UK delivery. NB as antique percussion weapons no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15202
£1,395.00

1869- 1873, American Wild West Era Brown Manufacturing Co Brass Framed Single Shot .41 Rim Fire Calibre, Southerner Derringer With Pivot Octagonal Barrel. Sn 14894:33 - 14894:33
The American, Brown Manufacturing Company began production of their 'Southerner' .41 Rimfire Calibre, Single Shot, Derringer on Feb 2nd 1869 and continued production until July 23rd 1873 when the Company ceased trading. Less than 10,000 of these derringers were made by Brown Manufacturing Co. This is a very good example with even patina & original undamaged American Rose wood grips which have just the knocks bumps and bruises consistent with age. It has a 2 ½” octagonal steel barrel & measures 5" overall. The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp well defined rifling. Loading is achieved by pivoting the barrel which is achieved by depression of a steel button on the underside of the frame when the pistol is at half cock. It has a brass frame stamped with serial number '2313' and sheathed trigger. The number is repeated on the underside of the barrel at the breech. Number 7929 is also on the barrel. The top of the barrel is crisply stamped 'Southerner' & the left side with manufacturer and patent detail 'Brown MFG. Co. Newburyport, Mass Pat April 9 1867' (all illustrated). The derringer's loading and firing action works perfectly. 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 14894:33
£575.00

C1870 Liege Belgium 12 mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre Double Action Military Revolver With Lanyard Ring. Sn 15125 - 15125
This is an excellent original Liege 12mm calibre , 6 shot pin fire revolver. Our example is 10” overall with a 4 ½” round steel barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. The pistol has its original blue finish. It has an excellent undamaged, walnut grip. It is side gate loading & is double action. It has its original captive ejector rod. The cocking and firing actions function as they should in both single and double action. It has a blade fore sight and grooved hammer rear sight. The cylinder has a small Liege proof mark (illustrated). There are no other external visible inspection, manufacturer or date marks. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre pin fire weapon, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15125
£675.00

LARGE FRAME, French Lefaucheux Patent Model 1854 Cavalry 12 mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre Double Action Revolver With Liege Marks & Military Lanyard Ring As Used By Both Union & Confederate Forces During The American Civil War. Sn 15124 - 15124
This is an excellent original 12mm calibre , 6 shot French Lefaucheux Model 1854 cavalry revolver. Used by French & Belgian forces it is interesting to note that at the outbreak of the American civil war in 1861, both the Federal and Confederate Governments looked to Europe to supplement insufficient arms inventories, and approximately 14,000 large frame model 1854 Lefaucheux revolvers were purchased. Of these, 12,000 found their way into Union service and were often used by Union officers. The LeFaucheux was one of the only foreign-manufactured revolvers to have been imported by the U.S. Government during the Civil War. They were often referred to as the "French Tranter". Our example is 11 ¾” overall with a 6 ¼” round steel barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. The pistol has its original blue finish. It has an excellent undamaged, walnut grip. It is side gate loading & is double action. It has its original captive ejector rod. The cocking and firing actions function as they should in both single and double action. It has a blade fore sight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. The frame is marked with ‘Lefaucheux’ detail and numbered ‘13651’. The cylinder has Liege ELG and other proof marks (all illustrated). This is an excellent example of a Lefaucheux pin fire revolver & the price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre pin fire weapon, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15124
£895.00

C1870 Factory Nickel Plated Belgian Liege 9mm Military Pinfire 6 Shot Revolver With Quality Tooled Decoration & Period Leather Holster. Sn 15106 - 15106
This is a very good C1870 obsolete calibre 9mm Pinfire Military, 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 ½” octagonal steel barrel and undamaged wood grips. The barrel’s rifled bore has staining consistent with age and use. The metal retains much of its original nickel finish and quality tooled foliate decoration. The butt is fitted with military lanyard ring. The cylinder is stamped with Liege ‘ELG’ proof mark. The weapon's side gate loading and firing actions work perfectly. The pistol is accompanied by its period leather holster with retaining strap, button fastening flap cover and single rear belt loop. All leather and stitching of the holster are intact. 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 15106
£895.00

RARE, Victorian 1848 Pattern Irish Constabulary Steel Frame .650 Carbine Calibre Percussion Pistol With Irish County Registration Mark C-352, Tower Crown ‘VR’ Board Of Ordnance Marks, Captive Ramrod & Walnut ‘Cosh’ Grip. Sn 15104 - 15104
This is a rare, excellent steel framed 1848 pattern Irish Constabulary percussion pistol. It is 9 ¾” overall length with a 4 ½” round steel barrel. The barrel’s .650 carbine calibre smoothbore is clean. The top of the barrel has ‘Crown TP Arrow’ proof mark and Irish County Registration mark C-352 (The Registration of Firearms (Ireland) Act of 22nd August 1843, provided for the granting of licences to the owners of firearms and required the arms to be marked by the Superintendent of the County Inspector of the Constabulary Force). The plain steel metal work is clean and undamaged. On one side the action is marked ‘Crown VR’ (Victoria Regina) & the reverse ‘Tower 1848’. The pistol is unsighted and has its original captive steel ram rod. The action works as it should with a strong spring action. The undamaged, plain heavy Walnut ‘cosh’ shaped grip would have made an effective weapon in its own right if used as a bludgeon. The grip is impressed with a British Board Of Ordnance ‘BO with arrow’ mark. The price for this rare Victorian Irish Constabulary pistol 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 15104
£2,200.00
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