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American Remington W.S. Smoot’s 1873 Patent 2nd Model Nickel Plated .38 Rim Fire 5 Shot Single Action Revolver With Captive Steel Ejector Rod & Gutta Percha Grips. Sn 15482 - 15482
The Remington-Smoot revolver was intended to compete with Colt's metallic cartridge pocket revolvers.These five-shot pistols are typically seen with a nickel-plated finish, although a blued finish was also offered. This is an excellent original example of the Smoot 2nd Model revolver (1st Models had a more curved grip frame rather than the elongated frames found on 2nd models). It has its original factory nickel plated finish which has just areas of surface wear to be expected with age. The revolver has a 3 ¾” octagonal barrel with top rib (8” overall). The top of the barrel is crisply engraved 'E.Remington & Sons, Ilion.NY Pat W.S. Smoot Oct 21 1873' (illustrated). The bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has a shrouded trigger, fluted cylinder, blade fore sight and grooved notch frame rear sight. The action is single action & works perfectly. The original brown gutta percha hard rubber grips with chequered panels & Remington stylised ‘R’ signature roundels are secure and undamaged. The pistol is complete with original sprung ejector rod on the right side of the frame. There are no exterior visible serial numbers on this pistol. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15482
£695.00

BEST QUALITY, C1830 Pair Of English Thomas Jackson Mortimer, St James Street, London 16 Bore Gentleman’s Percussion Saw Handle Duelling Pistols, With Octagonal Barrels & Ram Rods. Sn 15481 - 15481
Jackson Mortimer (born 1702) and his family were London based Gunsmiths. First recorded 1796 at Penton Place Pentonville the company was later recorded as Mortimer & Blanch & Jackson Mortimer & Son at 21 St James Street 1811-18. Jackson was succeeded by Thomas Jackson Mortimer who is recorded at several St James Street address until1839 (see page 187 of British Gunmakers London Vol 1 by Brown). This is a superb pair of English percussion saw handle duelling pistols by Thomas Jackson Mortimer, London. The pistols are in excellent undamaged condition with 10” browned, octagonal steel barrels & undamaged original walnut stocks. The barrels each have tooled foliate / martial arms decoration and are signed ‘St James St London’. The smooth bores are clean. The actions both have ‘v’ notch plate rear sights, void inlaid silver escutcheons and German Silver inlaid bands. Each action has safety bolts and each barrel has small blade fore sights. Both pistols have Dolphin hammers. The pistol's firing actions work perfectly as they should. The action plates of both pistols are crisply signed by the manufacturer in stylised text ‘TJ Mortimer’ within crisp tooled decoration. The saw handle grips have chequered panels and steel butt plates with deep cut tooled foliate decoration. The large trigger guards to accommodate a gloved hand have extended tangs and Pineapple finials both with deep cut tooled decoration. Both pistols have their original wood ram rods with brass end caps, one with brass tip. The price for this best quality pair of 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 15481
£6,250.00

QUALITY, Cased, Victorian C1850 Irish John Neill Belfast, 22 Bore Percussion Traveling Pistols With Octagonal Barrels, Captive Ramrods & Accessories. Sn 15476 - 15476
The Irish Belfast based Gunsmith John Neill Traded at various High Street addresses in the 1800’s and is first recorded at 4 Rosemary Street Belfast in 1831. His High Street trading dates & addresses are as follows: 1839 42 High Street, 1843-1854 78 High Street, 1856-1865 82 High Street, 1868 80 High Street, 1870 62 High Street, 1877/1880 62 High Street. During the period 1877/1880 the company traded as E. Neill, possibly John Neill's widow. This practice being very common in the gun trade at that time. This is a superb matching pair of percussion pistols by John Neill made C1850. The pistols are in excellent undamaged condition with all original walnut stocks with chequered grips, inset void German silver escutcheons & 10 cm octagonal browned steel barrels. The pistols have engraved foliate decorated trigger guards with extended tangs and finials, action plates & Dolphin hammers. The action plates of each pistol are nicely engraved by the manufacturer ‘J.Neill’ within the foliate decoration. The top of each action are nicely engraved with game bird in flight scenes. The top of each barrel is crisply signed ‘J.Neill Belfast’. Both pistols are complete with their original captive steel ram rods & small post fore sights. The barrels are each 15mm muzzle diameter (approx. 22 bore). The smooth bores are clean. Their firing actions work perfectly as they should. The pistols are complete with their original walnut case. The case with hinged lid has its original lock and key. The interior of is later re- lined in green material and has compartments contoured to snugly fit the pistols and their accessories which include a steel bullet mould, an empty tin for percussion caps labelled ‘ E Joyce & Co London metal lined percussion caps’, 8 moulded lead balls, some wadding and 2 wood handled tools. The lid of the case has a brass shield with period stylised monogram. The corners have reinforced brass edges. The price for this quality made pair of cased Irish 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 15476
£2,450.00

1836-1856 English John Blissett Of London 16 Bore Percussion Traveling Pistol Converted from Flintlock With Captive Steel Ram Rod & Octagonal Damascus Barrel. Sn 15328 - 15328
John Blissett (1808-1872) was an English Gunmaker and Jeweller recorded as working at 74 High Holborn London between 1832 & 1835 then at 321-322 High Holborn between 1836 & 1856. He and his son together with a later business associate named ‘Tomes’ are later recorded at other High Holborn addresses until 1885 (see page 143 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol 1). This is an original traveling percussion pistol made by John Blissett while working at the 321 High Holborn address. It is 12 ¾” overall with an octagonal Damascus barrel which is 17mm muzzle diameter (approx. 16 bore). The barrel’s smooth bore is clean. The barrel has a small bead fore sight and the action tang has 'v' notch plate rear sight. It has a heavy Dolphin hammer and the action plate, trigger guard with extended tang and pineapple finial, barrel tang and stepped steel butt plate have tooled foliate decoration. The trigger guard is large for gloved hand. The top barrel flat is crisply signed by the manufacturer ‘John Blissett 321 High Holborn London’ (illustrated). It has a walnut full stock with fine chequering at the grip, inlaid void German silver escutcheon and German silver stock mounts. It has its original captive steel ram rod & the 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 15328
£745.00

SOLD SOLD (06/07) Cased, Original C1860’s English Tipping & Lawden Sharps Patent .30 Rim Fire Calibre 4 Barrelled Brass Framed Pocket Derringer With Accessories. Sn 15393 - 15393
4 barrelled derringer pistols were made by the American Sharps Company beginning with their 1859 Patent. Their Patents were used by other manufacturers both in America and Britain to make quality pistols. Tipping & Lawden were one of the 20 members of the Birmingham Small Arms Trading Company Limited (along with Hollis & Sheath, Joseph Swinburn and Thomas Turner forming the "big four"). Tipping & Lawden were taken over by Webley & Scott in 1887. This is an original Sharps Patent 4 barrelled pocket derringer in .30 RF calibre by Tipping & Lawden. It is a fully functioning example. The pistol’s barrel cluster has 4 x 3" blued steel rifled barrels and measures 5 ¾” overall. The barrel cluster retains its original blue finish. The frame is brass. It has a brass post fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The left side of the frame is stamped 'Tipping & Lawden Sharps Patent '. The underside of the barrel cluster near to the muzzle is numbered '4112'. The barrel cluster has small black powder proofs. 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 undamaged wood grips. The rifled bores of the barrels have just staining consistent with age. Its loading cocking and firing actions work as they should. The pistol is contained in its rare to find original period fitted walnut case with hinged lid and compartments to fit the pistol and accessories. The top of the lid is inlaid with a void brass shield. Internally the case is lined with blue felt and has an original steel cleaning rod and 2 spent brass 30 RF brass cartridge cases. The case has a lock (key absent). 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 15393
£0.00

QUALITY, Late 18th Century English Twigg London Double Barrel, Over & Under, Double Barrel, Tap Action, 40 Bore, Flintlock Pistol With Screw Off Barrels. Sn 15428 - 15428
John Fox Twigg was born at Grantham, Linconshire, 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 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. This is a quality made over & under, tap action flintlock pistol by Twigg. It's round steel screw off barrels are 1 ¾” in length (6 ¾” overall). The barrels are unscrewed by placing a specially made tool into notches within the muzzle opening of each barrel (we do not have the tool). The smooth bores have staining and residue consistent with age and the underside of the action has black powder proofs. Its heavy steel frame is nicely engraved on both sides with foliate motifs. On the left side the motif bears the maker’s name 'Twigg' and the right ‘London’. The trigger guard is engraved with a foliate design. It has a steel slide safety, steel pan and hammer which is fitted with a flint. The pistol's bag shaped walnut grip is undamaged. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly and the tap action operated by a rounded lever on the left side of the pan functions perfectly. Price for this desirable 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 part of a collection or display. Sn 15428
£975.00

C1840 Irish Mc Dermot Dublin 40 Bore Percussion Overcoat Pistol With Silver Stock Mounts & Damascus Barrel. Sn 12756 - 12756
The Irish Gunmakers Farrell & Henry Mc Dermott / Mc Dermot were two prolific makers of pistols in Dublin and are recorded at 1 Abbey Street Dublin in the early to Mid 1800’s. Their guns appear with both spellings "Mc Dermott" or "Mc Dermot". The relevance of the different spellings and the connection between these two gunmakers has yet to be established (they were originally listed by M.S. Dudley Westropp, MRIA, Journal Arms & Armour Society, 1957 Vol.11. No 1). This is an excellent percussion pistol by Mc Dermot, Dublin. It has an undamaged walnut full stock with chequered pistol grip and inlaid silver escutcheon. It has steel furniture and silver stock mounts,. The trigger guard with pineapple finial and hammer have foliate engraved decoration. The action has a sliding safety bolt feature. The action plate is signed ‘Mc Dermot’. It measures 8 ½” overall length and has a 4 ½” Damascus barrel grooved for sighting and small blade fore sight. The sighting groove is marked ‘Dublin’. The action tang and muzzle edge have foliate engraved decoration. The pistol’s smooth bore is clean. The pistol has its original wood ram rod with brass end cap. It’s cocking and firing actions work as they should. The price for this Irish overcoat pistol by prolific Dublin gunsmiths worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a private collection or display. Sn 12756
£895.00

Early 19th Century English, Moody London 24 Bore, Brass Frame Percussion Pistol With Screw Off Brass Cannon Barrel & Fine Inlaid Silver Wire Grip Decoration. Sn 15392 - 15392
This is an excellent, brass percussion pistol by Moody London. It is 12 ¼” overall with a 5 ¼” screw off brass cannon barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has just staining consistent with age. The underside of the frame has crisp proof marks. The brass frame is engraved on both sides with foliate panels. The left side is signed by the manufacturer 'Moody London' (The English Gunmaker Charles Moody of Church Street, Romsey, Hampshire, is only listed in local directories for 1854–9, (see page 100 of English Gunmakers by Bailey & Nie). It may be that this pistol was originally made in the early 19th Century as a flintlock and converted to percussion by Moody. We cannot find an earlier record of an English gunsmith named Moody). It has a steel Dolphin hammer, trigger and trigger guard. Its original undamaged walnut grip has attractive, fine, foliate decoration inlaid with silver wire. The pistol cocks and dry fires as it should with a strong spring 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 part of a private collection or display. Sn 15392
£645.00

MANSTOPPER Early 19th Century English William Parker London Police Constabulary Pattern 9 Bore Flintlock Pistol With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 15394 - 15394
The gunsmith William Parker (1722-1841) is recorded as having premises at various premises in London between1793 & 1841 including 233 High Holborn, Chamber Street and Glass House yard. His Sons continued the business after his death in 1841 and the company later became the prestigious Parker Field, makers of quality firearms and edged weapons, many of which were supplied to the British Military & Police (see page 190 of Browns book ‘British Gunmakers Volume 1’ ). This is a fine quality Parker Police pattern pistol. Made in the early 19th Century this is the type of pistol made by Parker and later Parker Field, that was routinely carried by Police Officers in London. It is a sturdy, heavy octagonal barrelled pistol, 12” overall length with a 6”, smooth bore barrel. The muzzle opening is .800” (approx. 9 Bore). The bore has just staining consistent with age. One barrel flat is crisply marked with black powder proofs. The full stock is made from rich English Walnut with steel furniture and brass fore end plate. The pistol grip is chequered and has an inlaid void oval brass escutcheon. It has its original wood ram rod with brass tip and steel end cap. The lock is engraved 'Parker' and the action with Swan neck hammer fitted with flint and safety bolt feature works as it should. The breech has an inlaid German Silver roundel. This is an excellent Police pattern pistol by a quality maker. 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 15394
£695.00

SOLD SOLD (09/07) C1873 Colt .44 Black Powder Henry Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Single Action Revolver & Original Period Brown Leather Holster. Sn 15357 - 15357
This Colt .44 Henry rim fire revolver is in very good original condition with even patina throughout. The pistol has a 4 ¼” steel barrel and measures 10" overall. The pistol's bore has just light staining consistent with age and use and the rifling is well defined. The barrel has a rubbed partially visible ‘Col Saml Colt’ address. The left side of the frame is stamped 'Pat July 25 July 2’ detail. The pistol has matching serial numbers ‘4613’ on the barrel block, frame & trigger guard frame. The grip frame is numbered ‘5062’. It has an American Walnut grip which has just light knocks bumps and bruises consistent with age and use. The pistol's single action firing mechanism works as it should. The pistol is side gate loading mechanism and has a side barrel mounted captive sprung ejector rod. The pistol is complete with its original period, open top brown leather holster which fits the pistol perfectly. All stitching and leather of the holster are clean and intact. As an antique rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. The price for this historic pistol with original holster includes UK delivery. Sn 15357
£0.00
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