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1872 Dated Model 1850 Imperial German Suhl V.C. Schilling (VCS) .600 Calibre Percussion Uhlan Cavalry & Artillery Pistol Regiment Marked ’21 A.E 1.29’ To The 21st Ersatzbatterie Of Feldartillerie 1 Nr 29 With Integral Nipple Protector. - 15001
The Large Prussian M-1850 percussion pistol was issued to Imperial German & Prussian Lancers & Field Artilley Regiments. They remained in use through the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 and was only superseded in 1879 by the M-1879 Reichsrevolver. This excellent original Imperial German M1850 pistol was made in 1872 at Suhl Thuringia Germany by V.C. Schilling (VCS). The same pistols were made at the Potsdam Imperial Prussian State Arsenal. Our example has all original undamaged wood furniture and metal work. The wood has heavy brass fittings including fore end block, butt cap with extended tang and trigger guard. The butt cap has the correct large steel military lanyard ring and is Regiment marked '21 A.E.18 1.29' to the 21st Ersatzbatterie Of Feldartillerie 1 Nr 29 (see page 30 of German Small Arms Markings by Gortz & Bryans for similar markings). The brass fittings have Imperial Inspection marks. The pistol has an 8 ¾” round cannon barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech which is .600 calibre and the pistol measures 15 ½” overall. The pistol’s smooth bore is clean. The breech is faintly dated '1872' and has Imperial inspection marks. The action plate is crisply marked with Imperial Crown and by the manufacturer Suhl V.C.S. The action plate is fitted with an unusual integral nipple protector/ safety feature. The steel lever operated protector has a knurled thumb lever and flat spring. The pistol has a heavy military dolphin hammer, blade fore sight and 'v' notch frame rear sight. The price for this rare pistol includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15001
£1,200.00

George III (1760 – 1820) British Enfield Tower .650 Carbine Calibre Light Dragoon Flintlock Pistol To The 15th Regiment Of Light Dragoons ‘Elliot’s Light Horse’ / Kings Royal Regiment Of Light Dragoons With Brass Fittings & Captive Ram Rod. Sn 14999 - 14999
The 15th Regiment Of Light Dragoons was raised in the London area by George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield as Elliots Light Horse as the first of the new Regiments of Light Dragoons in 1759. It was renamed the 15th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons in 1760 and In 1766 it was renamed for King George III as the 1st (or The King's Royal) Regiment of Light Dragoons. The Regiment fought with distinction in the Seven Years War, Flanders Campaign, the Peninsular War, took part in a charge at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815 & on return to England played a pivotal role in the notorious Peterloo Massacre August 1819, when a 60,000 strong crowd calling for democratic reform were charged by the Yeomanry. Panic from the crowd was interpreted as an attack on the Yeomanry and the Regiment then titled the 15th (The King's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Hussars) led by Lieutenant Colonel Guy L'Estrange were ordered in. The charge resulted in 15 fatalities and as many as 600 injured. This is an excellent original George III [1760 - 1820] Tower Lock Light Dragoon Flintlock Pistol marked to the 15th Regiment Of Light Dragoons / Kings Royal Regiment Of Light Dragoons /Hussars. It is 15 ½” overall with a 9" round steel barrel. The barrel’s smoothbore is clean. The barrel has English black powder proofs. It has a steel lock plate with military swan neck hammer fitted with flint. The lock plate is stamped ‘Tower’ (Enfield) and is also marked with the King’s Crown and ‘GR’ (George Rex) and inspection mark.. It has a walnut full stock which has just the light knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The stock has an official contemporarily applied brass strengthening plate where the captive steel ram rod enters the fore stock. It has a rounded brass butt plate butt, brass trigger guard with extended tang and fore end block. The trigger guard is marked ‘XV KLD’ to the 15th Kings Light Dragoons above ‘D II’ (either a Unit designation or weapon number). Its action works as it should. The price for this Light Dragoon pistol to a Historic Cavalry Regiment 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 14999
£1,475.00

*QUALITY WESTLEY RICHARDS CONNECTIONS* 1851-1857 English Thomas Kerslake Baker Of London .700 Calibre Percussion Belt/ Duelling/ Target Pistol With Octagonal Damascus Barrel, Belt Bar, Stepped Steel Butt With Trap & Captive Ram Rod. Sn 14998 - 14998
Thomas Kerslake Baker and his family were English gunmakers recorded at various London addresses between 1833 & 1913 when the business became the property of the famous English gunmakers Westley Richards. Thomas Kerslake Baker is recorded as working at 88 Fleet Street London for just 6 years between 1851 & 1857 (see page 139 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol.1). This is an excellent percussion Belt/ Duelling/Target pistol By Thomas Kerslake Baker made at his 88 Fleet Street address between 1851 & 1857. It is 13 ¾” overall with a 7 ½” octagonal Damascus steel barrel. The barrel is fitted with blade fore sight and 'v' notch plate rear sight. The barrel’s smoothbore is clean. The top barrel flat is crisply signed by the maker ‘Thomas K baker 88 Fleet St London’. It’s action plate, Dolphin hammer, trigger guard with extended tang & pineapple finial & stepped steel butt plate with hinged trap have foliate engraved decoration. It has an attractive walnut full stock with polished horn fore end cap, steel belt bar and chequered panel pistol grip. The sock has German silver fittings, void German Silver escutcheon at the wrist and roundel insert at the breech. The pistol has its original captive steel ram rod. Its 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 14998
£1,295.00

Early 1800’s English Barnett Of London 17 Bore Flintlock Holster Pistol With Ram Rod. Sn 15041 - 15041
The London based Barnett family of Gunsmiths are recorded at various addresses in London from 1796 to 1908 starting with Thomas Barnett at 134 Minories who later became Thomas Barnett & Sons and later John Edward Barnett at the Minories & 37 Camomile Street, ending as JE Barnett & Sons Ltd at Brewhouse Lane, Leaman Street & Duncan Street (see page 140 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol.1).This is an excellent flintlock holster Pistol By Barnett of London. It is 13 ¾” overall with a 7" round steel barrel. The barrel’s smoothbore has just staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel has English black powder proofs. It has a plain lock plate with swan neck hammer fitted with flint. The lock plate is signed ‘Barnett’. It has a walnut full stock which has just the light knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age. It has a stepped brass butt plate butt, brass trigger guard with extended tang and ram rod mount. The pistol has its 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 15041.
£975.00

1869 - 1873, American Wild West Era Brass Framed ‘Southerner’ Derringer By Brown Manufacturing Co In .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 15048 - 15048
The American, Brown Manufacturing Company began production of their 'Southerner' .41 rim fire Calibre, single shot, derringer 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 steel barrel & measures 4 ½” overall. The barrel’s rifled bore has just light staining 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 '2162' and sheathed trigger. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘5828’. 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'. The derringer's loading and firing action works perfectly. 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 15048
£575.00

RARE, MATCHING NUMBERS, 1864-1866 American Civil War Era Morgan & Clapp New Haven CT Single Shot .25 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre, Brass Framed Derringer With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 15049 - 15049
The American gunmakers Morgan & Clapp based in New Haven Connecticut produced quality derringers and revolvers during the American Civil War era between 1864 & 1866. This is an excellent derringer by Morgan & Clapp. It has a brass frame & original American Walnut grip which has no damage. It has a 2 ¾” octagonal blued steel barrel & measures 5 ¾” overall. The rifled bore has residue & staining consistent with age & use. It has a sheathed trigger and brass post foresight. The rear sight consists of a notch in the hammer spur. The top of the barrel is crisply signed by the manufacturer ‘Morgan & Clapp New Haven CT’. The grip frame is stamped with number ‘3665’ which is repeated on the underside of the barrel. The derringer's loading and firing actions work perfectly. The barrel pivots for loading at half cock and the barrel is released for loading by depression of a small steel button on the underside of the action. The price for this hard to find American Civil War 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 15049
£575.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, Original American Civil War Era Colt Model 1855 Root Side Hammer .28 Calibre 5 Shot Single Action Percussion Revolver With Fluted Cylinder. Sn 15042 - 15042
The Colt Model 1855 Root Side-hammer percussion Pocket Revolver was manufactured from 1855 through to 1870 originally in both .28 and .31 calibre. It was designed by Samuel Colt even-though it was named after Elisha K. Root who was Colt’s factory foreman and general superintendent. The Root revolver was Colt's only percussion handgun built on the solid frame principle and featured a side-hammer, mounted on the right side of the frame, a spur trigger, a cylinder pin entering from the rear and one-piece grip secured to the back-strap. It also has its original captive lever ram rod. This original example is in very good condition 8 ½” overall with a 3 ½” octagonal barrel. The rifled bore has just staining consistent with age and use. It has even patina throughout. It has the correct single piece Walnut grip. It has a small brass post fore sight and grooved top of frame rear sight. The fluted cylinder and top barrel flat are marked with Colts CT USA address and patent detail (all illustrated). The single action firing mechanism works as it should. The serial number 26928 is stamped on the grip frame and barrel. This is a nice example of an early pattern of colt pocket revolver. No licence required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15042
£1,650.00

Victorian Era Liege Belgium Velo-Dog Large Frame 5.25mm Obsolete Calibre 5 Shot Hammerless Nickel Plated Revolver With Mother Of Pearl Grips, Folding Trigger & Leather Holster. Sn 14970 - 14970
The Velo-Dog pistol was a pocket revolver originally created in France by Charles-François Galand in the late 19th century as a defence for cyclists against dog attacks. The name is a portmanteau of "velocipede" and "dog". The pistols fired 5.25mm Velo-Dog ammunition which is now an obsolete calibre. Surviving examples vary considerably in appearance. All have short barrels. Many of the weapons have a trigger that folds into the body of the weapon when not in use. This is an original Liege made large frame 5 shot, Velo-Dog revolver. It has a fluted cylinder and 2 ¼” round stepped to octagonal barrel (6 ¾” overall). The pistol retains most of its original factory nickel plating. It has undamaged, attractive Mother of Pearl grips. It is side gate loading and its double action firing mechanism works correctly. The pistol has an internal hammer and folding trigger to prevent snagging on clothing. It has a lever safety lever to the rear of the action. The barrel has and frame have Liege proof inspection marks and the grip frame is numbered 28570 (all illustrated). The pistol is accompanied by its original period brown leather holster. The holster has a single belt loop to the rear and full flap cover with 2 press stud fasteners. All leather and stitching of the holster are intact. As an obsolete calibre, antique, weapon 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 14970
£575.00

American Eli Whitney, Whitneyville Armoury USA 1871 Patent Brass Framed .30 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 5 Shot Pocket Revolver With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 14966 - 14966
This is a good original condition brass framed .30 Rim Fire 5 shot revolver made by Whitneyville Armoury USA (Founded 1798 New Haven Connecticut USA by Eli Whitney). The pistol has a 3” octagonal barrel. The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. The top barrel flat is marked ‘Whitneyville Armory CT USA’ together with 'Pat May 28 1871'. The butt is stamped with serial number which appears to be '10851'. The revolver has a sheathed trigger and the pistol's single action firing mechanism works as it should. The cylinder is quickly removed for speed loading with a preloaded cylinder by pressing a small button on the underside of its frame and removing its retaining rod which doubles as a clearing rod. The smooth walnut grips are excellent and undamaged. These American pocket revolvers were produced in the 1870's into the 1880's. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique 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 14966
£395.00

American Marlin Firearms Company No.32 Standard 1875 .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Single Action 5 Shot Brass Frame Revolver With Tip Up Barrel. Sn 14967 - 14967
This is an original example of the Marlin No.32 Standard 1875 .32Rim fire single action revolver with 'fold up' barrel. It has a 3" barrel and shrouded trigger. It retains traces of its factory nickel plating & the action is strong and firm. The metal work has areas of stable pitting. The original ornate bag shaped gutta percha grips are excellent and undamaged. The left side of the barrel is stamped with partially readable 'JM Marlin’ name and indistinct patent detail. The top of the barrel is marked ‘No.32 Standard 1875’. It has a blade fore sight and notched frame rear sight. 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 14967
£325.00
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