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1980’s HAND MADE, MINIATURE, FIREARMS QUALITY, Colt Model 1851 Navy .36 Calibre Cap & Ball 6 Shot Revolver. Sn 15531 - 15531
This quality, 6 shot 1851 Navy cap & ball revolver most likely made sometime in the 1980’s replicates the original Colt Single Action version in miniature. This excellent miniature is hand made to exacting standards and is not a commercial production piece. It has a brass frame and cased hardened hammer, barrel & cylinder. Its walnut grip is undamaged. The barrel is stamped with number ‘1008’ on the right side and with Naval anchor on the left. The miniature measures 90mm overall length. The correct single action firing mechanism operates identical to the original full size weapon. These miniatures are highly desirable and collectable. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 15531
£395.00

SOLD SOLD (10/09) Early 1800’s English William Sharpe London, 40 Bore, Flintlock Traveling Pistol With Rifled Screw Off Barrel, Integral Folding Bayonet & Walnut Grip With Quality Inlaid Silver Wire Decoration. Sn 15525 - 15525
This is an excellent flintlock traveling pistol signed by the maker ‘Sharpe London’ (most likely William Sharp / Sharpe a London based gunmaker recorded at Church Lane 1814, Everards Place 1816-1824 and Mansell Street 1826-1841, see page 201 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown) . It is 8 ½” overall with a 3” screw off round steel barrel. The barrel’s bore is clean with deep cut crisp rifling. The underside of the action has black powder proofs. The muzzle is slotted for tool to assist screwing off the barrel (tool absent but the barrel can be unscrewed by hand). The action is engraved with banners and arms decoration. On the left side it is signed ‘Sharpe’ and the right ‘London’. Its hammer is fitted with flint. The barrel has an integral folding bayonet blade. The triangular blade with fuller is 2 ½” in length. The bayonet is secured to the muzzle of the pistol by a hinge. The bayonet is released by sliding the steel trigger guard to the rear. The tip of the blade sits within a notch in the front of the trigger guard when folded. The bayonet block is stamped ‘DL’. It has an undamaged bag shaped walnut grip which quality inlaid silver wire decoration. The action has a sliding safety bolt feature. The pistol cocks and dry fires as it should with a strong spring action. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a private collection or display. Sn 15525
£0.00

Late 18th Century English Green & Pickslav 54 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Round Action, Screw Off Barrel & Concealed Trigger. Sn 15523 - 15523
This is an English form flintlock pistol made sometime in the late 18th century. This excellent pistol is 6 ¾” overall length with a 1 ¾” screw off barrel. It’s hammer is fitted with flint and it has a sliding safety bolt & concealed trigger. The steel frame has banners and arms decoration on both sides together with maker or retailers signatures which appear to be ‘Green & Pickslav’. The firing mechanism works as it should with a strong spring action. It has crisp impressed proof /inspection marks on the underside of the frame and the barrel is numbered ‘1’. The barrel’s smooth bore is clean. The chequered Walnut grip is undamaged & has a void silver escutcheon inset. 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 15523
£595.00

Victorian Belgian Antoine Bertrand Liege 7mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Folding Trigger & Captive Extractor Rod. Sn 13529 - 13529
This is a very good Liege made 6 shot 7mm pin fire revolver. This example is in full working order with all the springs functioning. It measures 7 ½” overall with a 3 ¼” barrel. The bore is pristine, clean with well defined rifling & the pistol's metal work has even patina and ornate tooled foliate decoration. It has a typical folding trigger and undamaged wood grips. The pistol is stamped with small inspection marks and manufacturer mark ‘AB’ within roundel (most likely Antoine Bertrand, 25 Rue Fabry Liege 1881/1900). The pistol is side gate loading & has a captive steel ejector rod. The pistol is correctly double action only and its firing mechanism works as it should. The price includes UK delivery. 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. Sn 13529
£325.00

C1870 Belgian Liege 7mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre Ladies 6 Shot Double Action Purse Revolver With Folding Trigger, Removable Screw Out Extractor Rod & Original Period Leather Covered Wood Clamshell Case. Sn 6657 - 6657
This is a very good 6 shot 7mm pin fire revolver made C1870. Its small calibre and frame allowed this type of pistol to be carried by ladies in their purses for personal protection. This example is in full working order with all the springs functioning. It measures 6” overall with a 2 ½” barrel. The rifled bore has just staining consistent with age & the pistol's metal work has even patina. It has a typical folding trigger and undamaged wood grips. The pistol is stamped with Liege ‘ELG’ mark. The pistol is side gate loading & has a screw out steel ejector rod in the butt. The pistol is correctly double action only and its firing mechanism works as it should. The pistol is accompanied by its original leather covered wood clamshell hard case with clasp fastener. The case is lined and padded with rich purple material. The liner has wear to be expected & the leather has some scuffing consistent with age but fits the pistol perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. 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. Sn 6657
£395.00

C1870 Continental 7mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre Ladies 6 Shot Double Action Purse Revolver With Folding Trigger, Removable Screw Out Extractor Rod & Original Period Leather Covered Wood Clamshell Case. Sn 6656 - 6656
This is a very good 6 shot 7mm pin fire revolver made C1870. Its small calibre and frame allowed this type of pistol to be carried by ladies in their purses for personal protection. This example is in full working order with all the springs functioning. It measures 6” overall with a 2 ½” barrel. The rifled bore has just staining consistent with age & the pistol's metal work has even patina. It has a typical folding trigger and undamaged wood grips. The pistol is stamped with a small crown above ‘V’ proof mark. The pistol is side gate loading, has a post fore sight and screw out steel ejector rod in the butt. The pistol is correctly double action only and its firing mechanism works as it should. The pistol is accompanied by its original leather covered wood clamshell hard case with clasp fastener. The case is lined and padded with rich purple material. The leather has some scuffing consistent with age but is all intact and fits the pistol perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. 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. Sn 6656
£395.00

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

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
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