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C1820 Continental Form .700 Calibre Light Dragoon Percussion (Flintlock Conversion) Pistol With Brass Fittings & Ram Rod. Sn 15964:8 - 15964:8
This is a very good original continental Light Dragoon percussion pistol converted from flintlock . It is 15 ½” overall length, with a foliate engraved action plate. The plate has no manufacturer or date marks. It has brass furniture rounded butt cap, trigger guard with extended tang, side plate and ram rod flute. It has a wood ram rod with brass end cap and walnut full stock. The smooth bore of the 9” steel barrel has staining & residue consistent with age and use. The barrel has proof marks (illustrated). The pistol’s cocking and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. N.B. 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 15964:8
£595.00

SOLD SOLD 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
£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

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

C1860 Victorian English John William Edge Manchester Double Barrelled .500 Calibre Percussion ‘Howdah’ Pistol With Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 15844 - 15844
John William Edge was an English Gunsmith recorded in Manchester between 1827 & 1864 (see page 95 of English Gunmakers by De Witt Bailey & Nie). The Howdah pistol was a large-calibre handgun, often with two or four barrels, used in India and Africa from the beginning of the nineteenth century and into the early twentieth century, during the period of British Colonial rule. It was typically intended for defence against Tigers, Lions, and other dangerous animals that might be encountered in remote areas. The term "howdah pistol" comes from the howdah, a large platform mounted on the back of an Elephant. Hunters, especially during the period of the British Raj in India, used Howdahs as a platform for hunting wild animals and needed large-calibre side-arms for protection from animal attacks at close quarters. The earliest Howdah pistols were flintlock designs, and it was not until about 60 years later percussion models in single or double barrel configuration were seen. Even though Howdah pistols were designed for emergency defence from dangerous animals in Africa and India, British Officers adopted them for personal protection in other far-flung outposts of the British Empire. This is a very good, original, percussion double barrel Howdah pistol by J.W. Edge Manchester. Its side by side steel barrels are 6” in length. It measures 12” overall length. The smooth bores have staining and residue consistent with age & use. It has a broad top rib and small brass bead fore sight. The rib is signed ‘J.W. Edge Manchester. It is complete with its original captive steel ram rod. Its original Walnut full stock has chequered panels at the grip and inlaid void silver escutcheon. It has double triggers and heavy Dolphin hammers. Its action plates and action tang are crisply engraved with foliate design and signed ‘J.W. Edge’. Both barrels have inlaid silver roundels at the breech. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly. The price for this large calibre percussion Howdah pistol 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 15844
£1,200.00

C1880 Austrian Anton Antonitsch, Ferlach Combination Steel Dagger / Double Octagonal Damascus Barrelled, 6mm Calibre Cap & Ball Percussion Pistol With Internal Firing Mechanism, Hook Trigger & Scabbard With Removable Double Prong Ram Rod. Sn 15736 - 15736
The art of gunsmithing has been practiced in Ferlach Austria for more than 500 years, the area’s master gunsmiths are renowned for production of quality firearms. Anton Antonitsch was an Austrian master gunsmith recorded in Klagenruft & Ferlach in the 1880s and early 1890s. He was a supplier to a royal court in Budapest. This is a rare & unusual, quality made combination dagger / pistol by Antonitsch. The dagger with steel hilt has an 11” dagger blade with full length fullers. The blade is undamaged and has just staining consistent with age. The hilt internally houses the pistols firing mechanism which is stamped with the manufacturer’s name ‘Antonitsch’ (illustrated in image 2). The integral pistol has double Damascus barrels which are 5” in length. 1 ¼” of each barrel protrude from the hilt either side of the blade. The bore of each barrel are clean with crisp rifling. The pistol has double internal hammers which strike nipples at the breech end of each barrel. Percussion caps would be loaded onto the nipples by opening a steel plate at the butt end of the hilt which exposes the loading port. The plate locks in place and is opened by depression of a small knurled steel button on the hilt. The pommel cap swivels to allow access to a pommel nut for dismantling / cleaning. The dagger has a steel cross guard and steel hook trigger which sits behind the cross guard. The firing mechanism has been examined & it is complete but fragile and we cannot guarantee its durability if subjected to dry firing. The weapon comes with its original steel mounted leather scabbard. The steel throat mount has 2 curved belt hooks and is slotted to accommodate the pistol barrels and the pistol’s horn handled double steel prong ram rod. The price for this rare Austrian dagger /pistol combination by a quality gunmaker includes UK delivery. Sn 15736
£2,750.00

1853, American Colt Pocket Model of 1849 .31 Calibre, Cap And Ball, 5 Shot, Single Action, Revolver With Brass Frame, Octagonal Barrel Captive Steel Ram Rod & Period Leather Holster. Sn 15774 - 15774
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 very good original condition with even patina throughout. It has a brass trigger guard and grip frame. 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 Saml Colt New York City'. The bore is clean with crisp well defined rifling. It has matching serial numbers '60970' stamped on its frame, barrel, trigger guard and butt which dates its manufacture to 1853. The cylinder is marked 'Colt's Patent 31521’. The cylinder has the correct engraved ‘Stage Coach hold Up Scene’. The weapon's single action firing mechanism and captive steel ‘lever’ ram rod work as they should. The pistol is complete with its original period, brown leather holster which fits the pistol perfectly. The holster has a full flap cover with single brass stud on the body of the holster which attaches to an eyelet on the flap cover. The rear of the holster has a single belt loop with buckle stitched to the body. The leather of the holster has some surface scuffing consistent with age and use but all stitching and leather of the holster body, belt loop and flap are intact. The price for this historic Samuel Colt percussion revolver with period holster 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 15774
£1,375.00

MINT BORE, American Civil War,1863, Colt Pocket Model of 1849 .31 Calibre, Cap And Ball, 6 Shot, Single Action, Revolver With Brass Frame, Octagonal Barrel Captive Steel Ram Rod & Period Leather Holster . Sn 15772 - 15772
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, 6 shot Pocket Model of 1849 Revolver is in very good original condition with even patina throughout. It has a brass trigger guard and grip frame. 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' and the brass grip frame ‘.31’ (calibre). The top of the 4 " octagonal barrel is correctly marked ' Address Col Saml Colt New York US America'. The bore is near mint clean with crisp well defined rifling. It has matching serial numbers '241341' stamped on its frame, barrel, trigger guard and butt which dates its manufacture to 1863. The cylinder is marked 'Colt's Patent 41641’. The cylinder has faint, correct engraved ‘Stage Coach hold Up Scene’. The weapon's single action firing mechanism and captive steel ‘lever’ ram rod work as they should. The pistol is complete with its original period, brown leather holster which fits the pistol perfectly. The holster has a full flap cover with single brass stud on the body of the holster which attaches to an eyelet on the flap cover. The rear of the holster has a single belt loop fixed to the body by a single brass rivet. The leather of the holster has some surface scuffing consistent with age and use but all stitching and leather of the holster body, belt loop and flap are intact. The price for this historic Samuel Colt percussion revolver with period holster 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 15772
£1,375.00
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