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Victorian British Tranter’s Patent .30 Calibre Five Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver With Spurless Hammer & Octagonal Barrel To Dr G. Lammert. Sn 15325 - 15325
This is an excellent, original, Tranter’s Patent 5 shot percussion revolver with spurless hammer. The weapon's double action firing mechanism work as it should and the cylinder can be removed for speed loading. The top of the frame is crisply inscribed ‘Dr G. Lammert’ no doubt the original owner of this pistol. Its walnut chequered grip is in excellent condition and has a stepped steel butt cap. It has ‘v’ notch plate rear sight and blade fore sight. The pistol’s 4” octagonal barrel has a clean bore with crisp well defined rifling. It measures 8 ¾” overall length. The pistol's metal work is undamaged has crisp foliate tooled decoration and all original finish. The price for this excellent percussion pistol 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 15325
£975.00

American Mexican War & Civil War Eras, .54 Calibre M1842 US Aston Percussion Cavalry & Navy Pistol With Captive Ram Rod, Brass Fittings & Cudgel Butt. A 612 - A 612
In the early 1840s, Henry Aston, Ira N. Johnson and a number of associates set up a factory in Middlefield, Connecticut, to complete a government contract for martial pistols of the 1842 pattern. The smoothbore Aston/Johnson used the same 54-calibre ball as the new Mississippi Rifle from the Eli Whitney Jr. factory. While it was strongly associated with the cavalry of the day, the 1842 was actually a general service pistol along the lines of the British and French percussion handguns adopted the same year and many examples bear naval markings. Some 34,000 pistols saw production by 1850 and, upon completion of the contract, Johnson continued making the pistols under his own name. He filled an order for an additional 10,000 between 1853 and 1855. The Palmetto Armory added 1,000 units to the total. The Aston/Johnson pistols, in their most familiar role, replaced very similar flintlocks in the saddle holsters of mounted troops. They saw considerable use on the Oregon Trail and in the United States/Mexican war of 1847-48. Issued in pairs, they afforded the Dragoons a couple of extra shots after they discharged their muskets and closed with an enemy. The 1842 is a sturdy pistol with reinforcing brass mounting and a substantial “ball” capping the butt to serve as a cudgel. Our example is in excellent condition. There are no manufacturer or date marks externally visible on our example but all metal and wood is original with even patina. The pistol has the correct brass fittings including, small blade fore sight, cudgel butt, heavy military hammer and captive steel ram rod. It is 14 ½” overall length with an 8 ¼” steel smooth bore barrel. The bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The action functions as it should. As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a display or collection. A 612
£595.00

SOLD...SOLD... (19.11) 1795 – 1803 English, Wogdon & Barton, London .577 Calibre Percussion Traveling Pistol Converted From Flintlock With Octagonal Barrel & Ram Rod. Sn 15235 - 15235
The English London based Gunsmith Robert Wogdon (1733-1813) is recorded as having premises at Cockspur St, Charing Cross in 1764 & Haymarket 1774- 1802. He is also recorded working together with John Barton at 14 Haymarket 1795-1803 (see page 216 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This percussion traveling pistol by Wogdon & Barton was contemporarily converted from flintlock. It is 14 ½” overall with a 9 ½” octagonal brown wash steel barrel. The top barrel flat is signed ‘Wogdon & Barton, London’. The smooth bore is clean. It has a Dolphin hammer. The action plate is signed ‘Wogdon & Barton’. It has all original walnut full stock which has just the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. Its steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial are engraved with martial arms. It has its original wood ram rod with horn end cap. The pistol has a silvered blade fore sight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. It’s cocking and firing actions work as they 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 15235
£0.00

C1850 British, 40 Bore, Percussion Overcoat Pistol With Screw Off Barrel, Integral Folding Bayonet & Quality German Silver Lion’s Head Butt Cap. Sn 15237 - 15237
This is an excellent percussion overcoat pistol. There are no external visible manufacturer or retailer marks on this pistol. It is 8 ½” overall with a 3 ½” screw off round steel barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The underside of the action and barrel have black powder proofs. The muzzle is slotted for tool to assist screwing off the barrel (tool absent). The barrel can be also be unscrewed by hand. The action and trigger guard are engraved with foliate decoration. It has a steel Dolphin hammer and is complete with 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. It has an undamaged chequered walnut grip which has a void diamond shaped German silver escutcheon inlaid on the top edge. The butt has a quality German silver Lions Head boss / cap. The pistol cocks and dry fires as it should with a strong spring action. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a private collection or display. Sn 15237
£495.00

C1840 English, Nock Of London, 40 Bore, Percussion Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 15265 - 15265
Henry Nock was a British inventor and engineer of the Napoleonic period, best known as a gunsmith. As well as supplying the military and civilian markets, Nock made expensive pieces for the aristocracy and Royalty. Nock's business eventually became Wilkinson Sword. This is a very good percussion pocket pistol by Nock. It is 7 ¼” overall with a 3" screw off barrel (a barrel key tool is required to unscrew the barrel). The barrel’s smooth bore is clean. It has impressed black powder proofs on the underside of the action & barrel. The action has foliate engraved decoration and the action tang is signed ‘Nock London’. The trigger guard is decorated with foliate decoration. The action works as it should with a strong spring action. The chequered walnut grip is undamaged and inlaid with void German silver escutcheon. The price for this pistol by a quality maker 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 15265
£545.00

C1820 English, Thomas Hewson, London .650 Carbine Calibre Percussion Holster Pistol Converted From Flintlock With Octagonal Barrel & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 15231 - 15231
The English London based gunsmith Thomas Hewson is recorded as having premises at 133 Fetter Lane between 1805 & 1808, 36 Piccadilly 1808 to 1820. He is believed to have emigrated to South Africa C1820 and worked as a gunsmith at Grahamstown from 1837 (see page 169 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This is an excellent percussion traveling pistol converted from flintlock by Hewson. It is 11 ¾” overall with a 6 ¼” octagonal brown wash steel barrel. The top barrel flat is crisply signed ‘London’. The smooth bore is clean. It has a Dolphin hammer. The lock plate is crisply signed ‘Hewson’ and has foliate engraved decoration. It has an undamaged all original walnut full stock. Its steel trigger guard with extended tang has foliate engraved decoration and it has its original captive steel ram rod with steel ram rod mount. The pistol has a brass bead fore sight. It’s cocking and firing actions work as they 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 15231
£895.00

Cased, 1840-1850 Irish Edward Basset Dublin 60 Bore Percussion Pocket Pistols With Consecutive Dublin Castle Registration Marks DC-1707 & 1708, Screw Off Barrels & Accessories. Sn 15202 - 15202
This is a superb cased, matching pair of small percussion pocket pistols by a Dublin maker with consecutive Dublin Castle registration marks. The pistols are in excellent undamaged condition with all original walnut bag stock inset German silver escutcheons, 4 cm screw off round steel barrels & Dolphin hammers. The barrels bores are clean and the top of each barrel have consecutive Dublin Castle Registration numbers ‘DC-1707 & DC-1708’. The underside of the barrels and actions have black powder proofs. The actions of each pistol are nicely engraved by the manufacturer ‘Edwd Basset’ on one side and ‘Dublin’ on the reverse (Edward Basset was a Dublin based Gunmaker recorded as working between 1840-1850). These small pistols are each just 12.5cm overall length. Their firing actions work perfectly as they should. They are complete with wood case. The case with hinged lid has its original brass lock (key absent). The interior of the case with compartments is contoured to snugly fit the pistols and their accessories which include a steel nipple key / barrel spanner tool and quantity of moulded lead balls. The price for this excellent pair of cased consecutive Dublin Castle registered 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 15202
£1,395.00

C1870 Liege Belgium 12 mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre Double Action Military Revolver With Lanyard Ring. Sn 15125 - 15125
This is an excellent original Liege 12mm calibre , 6 shot pin fire revolver. Our example is 10” overall with a 4 ½” round steel barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. The pistol has its original blue finish. It has an excellent undamaged, walnut grip. It is side gate loading & is double action. It has its original captive ejector rod. The cocking and firing actions function as they should in both single and double action. It has a blade fore sight and grooved hammer rear sight. The cylinder has a small Liege proof mark (illustrated). There are no other external visible inspection, manufacturer or date marks. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre 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 15125
£675.00

SOLD SOLD (03/12) French Lefaucheux Patent Model 1854 Cavalry 12 mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre Double Action Revolver With Liege Marks & Military Lanyard Ring As Used By Both Union & Confederate Forces During The American Civil War. Sn 15124 - 15124
This is an excellent original 12mm calibre , 6 shot French Lefaucheux Model 1854 cavalry revolver. Used by French & Belgian forces it is interesting to note that at the outbreak of the American civil war in 1861, both the Federal and Confederate Governments looked to Europe to supplement insufficient arms inventories, and approximately 14,000 large frame model 1854 Lefaucheux revolvers were purchased. Of these, 12,000 found their way into Union service and were often used by Union officers. The LeFaucheux was one of the only foreign-manufactured revolvers to have been imported by the U.S. Government during the Civil War. They were often referred to as the "French Tranter". Our example is 11 ¾” overall with a 6 ¼” round steel barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. The pistol has its original blue finish. It has an excellent undamaged, walnut grip. It is side gate loading & is double action. It has its original captive ejector rod. The cocking and firing actions function as they should in both single and double action. It has a blade fore sight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. The frame is marked with ‘Lefaucheux’ detail and numbered ‘13651’. The cylinder has Liege ELG and other proof marks (all illustrated). This is an excellent example of a Lefaucheux pin fire revolver & the price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre 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 15124
£0.00

C1830 English Greener Trade 15 Bore Percussion Holster Pistol With Unusual Central Mounted Percussion Nipple, Heavy French Form Military Hammer & Ram Rod. Sn 15032 - 15032
The famous William Greener English sporting shotgun and rifle manufacturer was apprenticed under Joseph Manton and established his own business in the early 1800’s. The company is still in business, with a fifth generation Greener serving on its board of directors. Greener gained Royal appointments with the British Monarchy. This is a very good Greener trade percussion holster Pistol. It is 14 ½” overall with a 9" round steel barrel. The barrel’s smoothbore is clean. The underside of the barrel is marked ‘Holborne I.W’. The barrel has English black powder proofs and a small ‘R’ inspection mark. It has a plain lock plate with Greener’s Elephant & Castle trade mark and ‘Full Proof’ mark. It has a heavy French form military hammer and unusual centre mounted nipple. It has a walnut full stock which has just the light knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age. It has a brass trigger guard with extended tang and ram rod mount. The pistol has its wood ramrod 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 15032.
£595.00
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