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**SOLD**SOLD**17/10**CASED, ORIGINAL, EARLY PRODUCTION, ALL MATCHING NUMBERS INCLUDING CYLINDER, 1853-1854, Colt 1851 Navy .36 Calibre, Cap And Ball Percussion 6 Shot Revolver And Accessories. Sn 13989. - 13989
The Colt Revolving Belt Pistol of Naval Calibre (i.e. .36 calibre), later known as the Colt 1851 Navy or Navy Revolver, is a single action, cap and ball revolver. It was designed by Samuel Colt between 1847 and 1850. It remained in production until 1873. Famous 'Navy', users included Wild Bill Hickok, John Henry "Doc" Holliday, Ned Kelly, and Robert E. Lee. This original, early production, Colt made, Navy revolver is in excellent condition with even patina throughout. It has attractive undamaged walnut grip, a 7 ½” octagonal barrel and measures 13 ½” overall length. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. The cylinder has traces of its correct Naval battle scene depicting the victory of the Second Texas Navy at the Battle of Campeche engaged on May 16, 1843. (The Texas Navy had purchased the earlier Colt Paterson Revolver, but this was Colt's first major success in the gun trade; the Naval theme of the engraved cylinder was Colt's gesture of appreciation). The cylinder is numbered ‘26309’ which dates it’s production to between 1853 to 1854. It has matching serial numbers stamped on its frame, barrel block, trigger guard and butt. The top of the barrel is marked ' Address Col SamL Colt New York City’. It has a brass grip frame, captive lever ram rod, small conical post fore sight and ‘v’ notch hammer rear sight. The weapon has a nice tight action and works perfectly as it should. It is contained in its attractive, original, tailor made, wood case with hinged lid. The case is lined with blue felt and has compartments which snugly fit the weapon with additional compartments for accessories. The accessory compartments contain a copper and brass ‘Sykes Patent’ marked black powder flask, a moulded .36 calibre lead ball, a moulded .36 calibre conical bullet, an empty percussion cap tin with paper label ‘Eley Bros London Expressly For Colt Pistols’, a double bullet mould (for 1 ball and 1 bullet) marked ‘Colt’s Patent’, a steel adjustment tool and wood handled cleaning rod. The inside of the case lid has its original Colt paper instructions for use adhered. The case has its original lock (the key is absent). On top of the lid, in its centre, is a void brass roundel. The price for this excellent complete Colt pistol set 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 13989
£0.00

VERY RARE, ORIGINAL, American Wild West Era 1870-1880 Colt No.1 ‘Knuckle Duster’ Single Shot Derringer In .41 Rim Fire Calibre. Sn 13896 - 13896
Colt made the No.1 derringer between 1870 and 1880. This is an excellent, very rare, original .41 RF Calibre steel framed ‘Knuckle Duster’ No.1 derringer By Colt. It measures 5 ¾” overall with a 2 ½” barrel which has a flat ribbed top with brass blade fore sight. The frame has foliate engraved decoration and ‘knurled oval sections’ to assist grip. The barrel rib is crisply marked by the manufacturer ‘Colt’ PTFA MFG Co Hartford CT USA’ together with ‘No.1’ all between stylised Maltese cross symbols. The right side of the barrel is numbered 'W1756'. It has a knurled spur steel hammer incorporating a ‘v’ notch rear sight and sheathed trigger. It’ hooked shaped handle with the appearance of a knuckle duster could be used to strike an assailant. The barrel is released by a sliding knurled steel button on the frame. The barrel swings out for loading. Its loading and firing actions work perfectly with a strong spring action. The price for this very rare derringer includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre derringer no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 13896
£1,395.00

C1860's American Civil War Era Merwin & Bray Firearms Co New York 6 Shot Brass Framed Front Loading .42 Cup-Primer Cartridge Single Action Army Model Revolver With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 13913 - 13913
An excellent example of the unusual front loading Army Model .42 Cup-Primer Cartridge revolver by Merwin & Bray Firearms Co New York (Merwin & Bray made the .42 Army Model aimed at Military contract sales and a smaller .30 cartridge pocket version for the civilian market). Our Army Model example has a 4 ½” octagonal barrel with top rib which is marked “Merwin & Bray Firearms Co NY”. The circumference of the cylinder is faintly marked “PATENTED July 12 1859 July 21 1863”. It has an undamaged brass frame stamped “7592”. The front sight is a half round blade. It has a grooved frame rear sight. The grips are smooth varnished rosewood which have just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The steel barrel, removable cylinder, sheathed trigger and hammer retain their original blue finish. The rifled bore is clean. The action functions correctly. This revolver loads its special cartridges from the front, and extracts them with a captive rod with bolt action mounted on the frame’s right side. The cartridges used in this revolver had a priming compound in the cup shaped base of the cartridge. This revolver was manufactured C1860's by Merwin & Bray. It was designed as a front loading cartridge revolver in an effort to circumvent the Rollin White patent held by Smith & Wesson which allowed for chambers bored completely through the cylinder and loaded from the rear. Price for this unusual American front loading 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 13913
£845.00

C1800 English, Twigg Of London Brass Frame 54 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 13909 - 13909
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 an excellent, brass framed flintlock pocket pistol by Twigg, London. It measures 6 ¼” overall with a 1 3/4" screw off steel barrel. The frame is marked ‘Twigg’ within roundel surrounded by banners & arms on the left side and the right ‘London’ within roundel, arms and banners. The underside of the frame has proof marks. It has a steel swan neck hammer, sliding safety catch feature and steel trigger guard. The pistol’s bag shaped wood grip is undamaged. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly. Price 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 13909
£575.00

C1870, Continental Military 12mm Calibre Pinfire 6 Shot Revolver With Antique Ivory Grips. Sn 13912 - 13912
This is an excellent, Continental, 12mm, military, pinfire, 6 Shot Revolver. It is side gate loading with a 6 ¼”round steel barrel, sturdy undamaged frame with crisp engraved foliate decoration which is also present on the grip frame and cylinder. It is fitted with its original, attractive antique Ivory grips. The frame is stamped with a small 'Y' below Crown inspection mark. The pistol is double action and strips, cocks and dry fires perfectly. It is side gate loading and complete with its original military lanyard ring and captive steel clearing rod. Price includes UK delivery. NB. As an obsolete calibre, antique pinfire revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if part of a private collection or display. Sn 13912
£745.00

C1870 Silver Plated, Continental 7mm Pinfire 6 Shot Revolver With Engraved Decoration & Folding Trigger. Sn 13728 - 13728
This is a very good, 7mm calibre, 6 shot, pin fire pocket revolver. It has a 2 ¾” barrel (6 ¾” overall). It has undamaged, finely chequered walnut grips. The frame & grip strap are silver plated & decorated with an attractive foliate and geometric design. The folding trigger, cylinder and hammer are blued. The pistol retains some of its original silver plating. It has its original ejector rod and side gate. It is side gate loading, has a blade fore sight and notched hammer rear sight. It is fully functioning with all springs working and nice tight action. The frame has no visible manufacturer marks and the underside of the barrel has indistinct faint proof marks. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique, pin fire weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13728
£575.00

C1870 Continental 7mm Pinfire 6 Shot Revolver With Silver Etched Frame & Cylinder, Folding Trigger, Antique Ivory Grips & Period Chamois Holster. Sn 13727 - 13727
This is an excellent 7mm calibre, 6 shot, pin fire pocket revolver. It has a 3 ¼” barrel (7 ¾” overall). It has lovely antique Ivory grips which are undamaged. The frame, grip strap, cylinder and part of the barrel are decorated with an attractive foliate and geometric design highlighted in silver. It has its original ejector rod and side gate. It is side gate loading, has a blade fore sight and fixed rear sight. It has a folding trigger and is fully functioning with all springs working and nice tight action. The frame has a small ‘AB’ within oval mark (unknown). The pistol is accompanied by its period Chamois leather holster with button fastening flap cover and belt loop to the rear. The holster is intact but does have wear consistent with age. The price for this pistol worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As an antique, pin fire weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13727
£595.00

Victorian English Form Steel Frame 40 Bore Boot Pistol With Octagonal Screw Off Barrel Sn 13837 - 13837
This is an excellent steel framed percussion boot pistol in the English form made in the Victorian era. It is 7” overall length with a 3” octagonal screw off steel barrel. The barrel’s smoothbore has just light staining consistent with age and it measures .455” muzzle diameter (approx. 40 bore). One of the barrel flats has black powder proofs. The pistol has no manufacturer marks. The Dolphin hammer and frame have light foliate engraved decoration. It has a bead fore sight and notch rear sight. It has a large trigger guard to accommodate a gloved hand. The action works as it should with a strong spring action. The smooth Walnut grips are secured by screw bolt. The wood is excellent & undamaged. 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 13837
£575.00

1841 -1850 English John Witton City Of London Steel Frame 17 Bore Overcoat Pistol With Octagonal Barrel & Captive Ramrod. Sn 13836 - 13836
The English Gunsmith John Witton is recorded as having premises at 82 Old Broad Street, City Of London between 1841 & 1850 (see page 216 of British Gunmakers Vol.1 by Brown). This is an excellent steel framed percussion overcoat pistol by John Witton. It is 8 ½” overall length with a 3 ½” octagonal brown wash steel barrel. The barrel’s smoothbore has just light staining consistent with age, but no pitting and it measures .650” muzzle diameter (17 bore). The top of the barrel is faintly signed ‘Witton 82 Old Broad St, City Of London’. The action, Dolphin hammer, trigger guard and pommel cap have fine foliate engraved decoration. It has a bead fore sight, ‘v’ notch rear sight and captive steel ram rod. The action works as it should with a strong spring action. The Walnut grip with fine chequering is excellent & undamaged. The back of the grip is inlaid with void German Silver escutcheon. 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 13836
£675.00

C1870 6 Shot 7mm Calibre Double Action Percussion Pepperbox Bar Hammer Revolver. Sn 13835 - 13835
A very good pepperbox bar hammer revolver made circa 1870. The revolver measures 8" overall and the barrel cluster is 3” length. The steel frame and trigger guard are engraved with a foliate design. There are no visible manufacturer's marks on the pistol. The revolver has undamaged finely chequered wood grips. The grips are secured with a single screw bolt. The barrel bores have just staining consistent with age and it's loading cocking and firing actions work perfectly. 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. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13835
£675.00
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