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SOLD SOLD (20/01) RARE, 1866-1878 ONE OF 5,000, MINT RIFLED BORES, American Arms Co, Boston, USA 1865 & 1866 Patent, Turn Over, Double Over & Under Barrels .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Derringer With Brass Frame & Rosewood Grips. Sn 15964:7 - 15964:7
These double barrel derringers were manufactured by the American Arms Co. of Boston, Mass. USA from 1866 to 1878 with a total production of under 5,000.This is a rare 1865 & 1866 Patent brass framed over & under Derringer by the American Arms Co. Its blued barrel block set over and under is 2 ¾” length (5 ¾” overall). The barrels rotate to allow firing of each barrel. The barrel block is rotated by depressing a steel lever on the underside of the frame. Both barrels have brass blade fore sights. The rifled bores are near mint, clean with well defined rifling. One barrel has the manufacturer’s patent detail, the other the manufacturer’s name and USA address (all illustrated). The grip frame is numbered ‘1110’. The pistol has a sheathed trigger and American rosewood grips. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly. The price for this rare desirable pistol includes UK delivery. NB as an antique obsolete calibre pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15964:7
£0.00

QUALITY C1830 English Mortimer London 28 Bore Percussion Overcoat Traveling Pistol With 1843-1846 Irish L-Y (Londonderry) Registration Mark, Octagonal Damascus Barrel & Ram Rod . Sn 15964:6 - 15964:6
HW Mortimer and his son Harvey Walklate Mortimer were London gunsmiths' between 1753 and into the 1800s with premises at Fleet Street (see page 187 of British Gunmakers London By Brown). The Mortimer family made Firearms by Royal Appointment. The Irish Registration Act was passed in 1843 and lasted only a short while, until August 1846. All firearms owned in Ireland during that period had to be Registered and marked with the relevant County code. This is a quality made Percussion overcoat traveling pistol by Mortimer, London. It is 10 ½” overall with a 5" octagonal Damascus steel barrel which is 28 Bore. The smoothbore has staining consistent with age and use. The top of the barrel is signed ‘London’ and has the Irish registration mark ‘L-Y’ indicating that this pistol was owned in Ireland sometime between 1843-1846. It’s blued action plate has quality tooled foliate decoration and is signed Mortimer. The barrel flats near the breech and the action tang have tooled foliate decoration and 2 brass bands. It has a small 'V' notch plate rear sight and small German Silver bead foresight. It has its original undamaged walnut stock with chequered panel grip and silver pommel plate. The back of the grip is inlaid with a void silver shield escutcheon. It has a steel trigger guard with engraved extended tang & pineapple finial. The pistol has German silver mounts and is complete with its original wood ram rod with brass end cap. 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 15964:6
£845.00

C1800 French Form 32 Bore Flintlock Pistol With Octagonal Brass Barrel & Ram Rod. Sn 15964:5 - 15964:5
This is an excellent flintlock pistol in French form made C1800. It is 12 ¼” overall with a 6 ¼” octagonal brass barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel has a small brass blade fore sight. There are no external visible manufacturer or proof marks on the pistol. It has its original undamaged walnut full stock with brass fittings including trigger guard with stylised finial and stepped pommel. It is complete with its original wood ramrod with brass end cap. It's action works as it should. 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 15964:5
£595.00

SOLD SOLD (09/01) Mid 1800's Double Barreled Over & Under, 38 Bore, Percussion Pistol With Butt Trap & Ram Rod. Sn 15964:4 - 15964:4
This is an usual configuration percussion double barrel pistol with over & under set barrels in continental form. It's barrels are 5 ½” in length and are 38 Bore. The smooth bores of each barrel have staining consistent with age & use. The pistol measures 11 ½” overall. There are no visible manufacturer or proof marks on the outside of the pistol. The pistol is fitted with side mounted wood ram rod with brass end cap. It has double triggers and brass trigger guard which extends to the butt which has a hinged butt trap. The trigger guard has ornate foliate engraved decoration. It has a brass bead fore sight. It's action plates, action tang & hammers are nicely engraved with foliate decoration. The pistol has its original undamaged wood full stock. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly. 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 collection or display. Sn 15964:4
£0.00

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA, Remington 1858 Army 6 Shot, .44 Calibre Single Action Revolver With Bone Grips. Sn 15964:3 - 15964:3
The Remington 1858 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, Model 1858 Army Model, Large frame, .44 calibre, cap and ball revolver. The pistol has an 8" octagonal barrel and measures 14" overall. The pistol is serial number '154539' which is stamped on the underside of the barrel. The top barrel flat is marked with faint Remington 1858 patent detail (illustrated). It has a brass trigger guard, blade fore sight, grooved frame rear sight, steel frame & captive lever ramrod. It has period bone grips. The bottom of one grip has contemporary hand inscribed initials ‘AJS’ most likely the name of the original owner of this pistol. The cylinder can be removed for quick change of reloaded cylinder and it cocks and dry fires perfectly. As an antique cap and ball percussion revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 15964:3
£1,575.00

American Civil War, 1863, Colt Model 1860 Army .44 Calibre Percussion Revolver. Sn 15964:2 - 15964:2
The Colt Model 1860 Army was a muzzle-loading cap & ball .44-calibre revolver used during the American Civil War. It was used as a side arm by Cavalry, Infantry, Artillery troops, and Naval forces. This Colt Model 1860 Army revolver is in nice original condition with even patina throughout. The pistol has an 8 " round steel barrel and measures 14" overall. The weapon has the correct blade foresight and 'notched hammer' rear sight. The heel of the steel butt strap is also correctly notched for addition of a detachable shoulder stock and it has a captive 'lever' ramrod. The barrel is crisply stamped with manufacturer detail 'Address Col. Saml Colt New York U.S. America'. The left side of the frame is stamped 'Colt's Patent’. The pistol has matching serial numbers '138465’ on the frame, brass trigger guard frame and butt. The serial number dates the pistol’s production to 1863. It has its original American Walnut grip. The pistol's single action firing action works perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15964:2
£1,695.00

SOLD SOLD (17/01) MATCHING NUMBERS, Cased American Civil War Era, 1864 Patent Manhattan Fire Arms Manufacturing Co (Colt Navy), .36" Calibre, 6 Shot, Octagonal Barrel, Single Action Percussion Revolver With 2 Cylinders & Accessories. Sn 15964:1 - 15964:1
The Manhattan Fire Arms Manufacturing Co. was founded in New Jersey U.S.A. When Colt's Patents for revolving firearms expired in 1857 Manhattan began Manufacturing Colt Patent expired weapons including the iconic Colt Navy Revolver. Production continued until C1873. Many of their weapons were used during the American Civil War. This is an excellent, original 6 ½” octagonal barrel version of the Manhattan Colt Navy .36" Calibre, 6 shot percussion revolver with drop down loading lever & 2 cylinders. The metal work has nice patina throughout. The barrel's bore is clean with crisp rifling.Both cylinders have the correct engraved cylinder scenes and the top of the frame is engraved Manhattan Fire Arms Co Newark N.J Patented March 8 1864'. The pistol's steel frame, barrel block, nickel plated brass grip frame and butt are undamaged and stamped with matching serial number '8320'. The cylinders are both engraved 'Patented Dec 27 1869'. It has its original undamaged Walnut grip. The pistol's loading and firing actions work as they should. The pistol and spare cylinder are contained in their fitted 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 compartments for accessories. The accessory compartments contain a brass, black powder flask decorated with an embossed clamshell design and marked ‘Patent’, a steel combination bullet & ball mould marked ‘Manhattan Fire Arms Manufacturing Company’, an empty ‘Eley London’ percussion cap tin and 6 moulded .36” calibre lead balls. The case has its original lock (key absent). The price includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15964:1
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 31/12) Crimean War Era Deane Adams & Deane London Large Frame 54 Bore Five Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver. A 621 - A 621
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. Their Large frame Large Calibre Revolvers were popular private purchase weapons for British Army Officers. This is an excellent, original, Deane Adams & Deane 54 Bore Five shot percussion revolver. The weapon's double action only firing mechanism with spurless hammer works as it should. It has a 6 ½” octagonal barrel (12" overall). The barrel’s rifled bore has staining and residue consistent with age & use. The barrel has Victorian black powder proofs and is fitted with blade fore sight. The cylinder frame has a ‘v’ notch rear sight. The pistol has a large closed military frame. The top of the frame is crisply marked 'Deane Adams & Deane 30 King William Street, London Bridge'. It has foliate engraving to the frame trigger guard, grip tang & butt. The frame is marked ‘Adams Patent 8599’. The butt is fitted with fixed military lanyard ring. Its dark coloured finely chequered walnut grip is in great undamaged condition. The pistol's metal work is undamaged. The price for this 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. A 621
£0.00

SCARCE, 1892-1910 Chicago Fire Arms Company USA .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Factory Nickel Plated 7 Shot Repeating Palm Pistol. Sn 15878 - 15878
The Protector Palm Pistol is a small .32 rimfire revolver designed to be the size of a pocket watch and is a unique pistol in that it is not fired using a conventional trigger, but by the operator squeezing his or her fist when the pistol is concealed in the palm of the hand. It was unique in that the revolver was clasped in a fist with the barrel protruding between two fingers and the entire handgun was squeezed in order to fire a round. The Protector Palm Pistol was first patented and built in France in 1882 by Jacques Turbiaux and sold as the "Turbiaux Le Protector" or the "Turbiaux Disc Pistol". Later in 1883 it was built in the USA as The Protector by Minneapolis Firearms Co.. Peter H. Finnegan of Austin, Illinois bought the patent in 1892 and founded the Chicago Fire Arms Co. to make and market the pistols. In anticipation of the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893, he contracted the Ames Sword Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts to manufacture 15,000 pistols. Ames made 1,500 of the pistols by the deadline of the exhibition. Finnegan sued for damages and engaged in a lawsuit with Ames. The company countersued and settled with Finnegan, but, through the years, had amassed a large production run of 12,800 pistols. The company sold the inventory and abandoned the design by 1910. Remington manufactured the rimfire ammunition for this pistol, 32 Extra Short and alternatively 32 Protector, until 1920. Most Protectors were nickel-plated to prevent corrosion from being carried in close contact with the owner. These guns were shipped with gutta percha hard rubber inserts for additional protection. This is an excellent fully functioning example of the factiory nickel plated Chicago Firearms Co ‘Protector’ palm pistol. The 1 ¾” barrel has a foliate engraved collar. The barel has a clean bore with crisp rifling. The pistol has the correct disc body with foliate edged engraved decoration and gutta percha decorative disc inserts. The steel centres are marked on both sides with crisp manufacturer and patent detail (all illustrated). The inside of the turn off disc on the left side of the frame and the internal 7 shot rotating cylinder mechanism are both numbered ‘738’. The front of the disc frame has the correct finger spur and safety lever. The rear of the disc frame has the correct sprung steel firing lever with chequered panel gutta percha grip which is undamaged. The price for this hard to find, unusual pistol 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 15878
£1,475.00

MATCHING NUMBERS AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA Colt Police Model 1862 Constabulary & Civil War Officer’s .36 Calibre Single Action 5 Shot Percussion Revolver. Sn 15854 - 15854
The Colt 1862 Police 'Constabulary' Percussion Revolver is considered by many collectors as the epitome in development of the cap and ball revolvers. Manufactured from 1861 until approximately 1873, it was designed in response to the demand for pocket pistols by both civilians and early Police Forces. This model was the concluding design of Colt percussion pistols and in addition to, the Police for whom this pistol was designed these weapons were popular with Civil War Army Officers. This original example of the Model 1862 revolver has even patina throughout. The pistol has a 4 ½” steel barrel & measures 9 ¾” overall. The top of the barrel is stamped 'Address Col. Saml Colt New York U.S. America'. The barrel's bore is clean with crisp rifling. The brass grip frame has calibre detail ’36 Cal’. It has a captive steel lever ram rod, correct brass pin fore sight and notched hammer rear sight. It has a heavy brass trigger guard, grip frame & undamaged walnut grip. The underside of the frame, barrel block, trigger guard and butt are stamped with matching serial numbers ‘19500’. Its single action firing mechanism works perfectly. The price for this historic revolver 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 15854
£1,275.00
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