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American Marlin Firearms Company No.32 Standard 1875 Nickel Plated .32RF Single Action 5 Shot Revolver With Tip Up Barrel. Sn 13624:17 - 13624:17
This is a very good example of the Marlin No.32 Standard 1875 .32Rim fire single action revolver with 'fold up' barrel and nickel plated brass frame. It has a 3" barrel and shrouded trigger. It retains much of its factory nickel plating & the action is strong and firm. There are no signs of damage or repair. The original ornate bag shaped gutta percha grips with embossed ‘MFA Co’ (Marlin Fire Arms Company) panels are excellent. The left side of the barrel is stamped ' JM Marlin New Haven CT USA Pat July1875'. 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 13624:17
£575.00

American 1879 Patent ‘Dictator’ Nickel Plated .32 Rim Fire 5 Shot Single Action Revolver By Hopkins & Allen Manufacturing Company With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 13624:18 - 13624:18
Hopkins and Allen were a Norwich Connecticut based arms manufacturing company. Known as the ‘Dictator’ Model, this revolver is one of many revolvers based on S&W and Colt Patents produced in the 1860’s through to the late 1870s with dynamic or quirky names to attract sales. This is an original example of the ‘Dictator’. It retains most of its original nickel finish. It has a 2 ¾” octagonal steel barrel (7 ½” overall). The top of the frame is crisply marked 'Hopkins & Allen Mfg Co DICTATOR Pat May 27 79 (1879)'. It has a shrouded trigger, steel hammer, blade fore sight and ornate undamaged gutta percha grips. The action is single action only works correctly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13624:18
£575.00

C1830 English, W. Bond London, 40 Bore Brass Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel & Concealed Trigger. Sn 13560 - 13560
A large family of English Gunsmith’s named Bond had premises at various London addresses including at 108 Leadenhall Street, 45 Cornhill and at 'The Golden Blunderbuss' 59 Lombard Street, between 1762 & 1879. The Bond's made and supplied firearms to The British East India Company. A member of that family William Thomas Bond is recorded as working as a Gunsmith on his own at the family addresses in 1836. A William Bond is also recorded as working as working with Edward Bond at 45 Cornhill 1826-1855 and Northumberland Alley London 1871-1879 (see page 143 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This is a nice brass flintlock pocket pistol by W. Bond made C1830. The pistol is 6” overall with a 1 ½” screw off smoothbore brass barrel which is .486” at the muzzle opening (approx. 40 Bore). On the left side it is engraved 'W. Bond London'. The right ‘London’. It has a sliding safety, folding concealed trigger and the hammer is fitted with flint. The action works as it should with a strong spring. It has impressed proof /inspection marks on the underside of the frame. Its walnut bag shaped grip has fine chequering and is inlaid with a void silver roundel. 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 13560
£645.00

American 1871 To 1879 Patent ‘XL’ No.3 .32 Rim Fire Calibre Nickel Plated 5 Shot Single Action Revolver By Hopkins & Allen Manufacturing Company With Octagonal Barrel & Quick Load Removable Cylinder. Sn 13368 - 13368
Hopkins & Allen Arms Company was a U.S. firearms manufacturing company based in Norwich, Connecticut that was founded in 1868 by Charles W. Allen, Charles A. Converse, Horace Briggs, Samuel S. Hopkins and Charles W. Hopkins. The Hopkins brothers ran the day-to-day operations of the company until it went bankrupt in 1916 and was subsequently bought by Marlin-Rockwell. Known as the ‘XL’ range of pistols, these revolvers were one of many revolvers based on S&W and Colt Patents produced in the 1860’s through to the late 1870s with dynamic or quirky names to attract sales. This is an original example of the ‘XL’ No.3 in .30 Rim Fire Calibre. It has a removable cylinder achieved by depression of a sprung lever on the left side of the frame and removal of the knurled cylinder rod. This allows the weapon to be quickly reloaded with a pre loaded cylinder. The pistol retains much of its original nickel finish with areas of staining consistent with age. It has a 3” octagonal steel barrel (7 ¾” overall). The top of the frame is crisply marked 'Hopkins & Allen Mfg Co Pat Mar 28 71. Apr 27 75. May 27 79. XL No.3. 32 Cal Rim Fire'. It has a shrouded trigger, steel hammer, small blade fore sight, grooved frame rear sight and attractive undamaged chequered gutta percha grips with embossed hunting dogs heads. The action which is nice and tight is single action only. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13368
£475.00

Victorian British Customs Officer’s Land Pattern Enfield Tower .577" Bore Percussion Belt Pistol With Captive Steel Ram Rod, Belt Bar & Brass Fittings . Sn 13397 - 13397
This is an original English Enfield Tower percussion Customs land pattern belt pistol. It is 12" overall with a steel 6" round steel barrel. The barrel is .577 smooth bore and has black powder proof marks. The bore has some light pitting consistent with age. It has a flat side plate with heavy Dolphin hammer. The side plate is crisply marked with Queen’s crown and ‘Tower’ (Enfield) . It has a walnut full stock with brass fittings. The left side of the stock is fitted with belt bar. It has its original captive steel ram rod & Military lanyard ring. Its action works as it should. The metal and wood of the pistol have no damage. 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 13397
£875.00

Victorian 1866 Queen’s College Oxford University, Flobert .25 Rimfire Calibre Bulleted Breech Cap Single Shot Break Action Gallery/ Saloon Competition Athletic Sports GW Well Oxford To GH Mills. Sn 13394 - 13394
In 1847, The French inventor Louis Nicolas Auguste Flobert, developed his Bulleted Breech Cap rim fire cartridge. It was patented on 23 July 1849 together with his single barrel break action pistol mechanisms. The small calibre pistols were popular in the Victorian Era when they were used for recreational target shooting not only outdoors in Gardens but also within Parlours, Galleries and Saloons of Victorian houses. This is an excellent original .25 rim fire calibre Flobert single shot break action saloon pistol awarded by Queen’s College as an athletic sports award in 1866. It has a 6 ¼” octagonal smooth bore barrel and measures 11 ¾” overall. The metal work has even patina throughout. It has nice foliate engraving to the frame and trigger guard. The underside of the barrel has small faint inspection marks. The top of the barrel is engraved by the manufacturer or retailer ‘G.W. Well 19 High Street, Oxford’. It's original walnut grip with chequered panels is undamaged. The back of the grip is inlaid with a silver plate beautifully engraved ‘ Queens College Athletic Sports 1866’ and with the name of the winner of the pistol which appears to be ‘G.H. Mills’. It has a post fore sight and fixed 'v' plate rear sight. The pistol's lever break action works correctly. The return spring of the pistol is faulty but could be repaired. In its present condition the pistol can still be cocked and fired by means of the trigger being pushed forward while the hammer is drawn back for cocking. The price for this nice award piece presented as an award by a prestigious University 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 13394
£595.00

Victorian British War Dept Board Of Ordnance Marked .577" Bore Yeomanry Officer's Percussion Holster Pistol With Captive Steel Ram Rod & Brass Fittings . Sn 13367 - 13367
This is a very good Yeomanry Officer’s Holster Pistol. It is 12" overall with a steel 6" round steel barrel. The barrel is .577 smooth bore. The bore has some staining consistent with age but no rust. The outside of the barrel has even light pepper pitting which does not detract from the attractiveness of the piece. It has a flat stepped lock with heavy Dolphin hammer. The side plate is crisply marked with Queen’s Crown & VR Royal Cypher (Victoria Regina). It has a walnut full stock with brass fittings. It has its original captive steel ram rod & Military lanyard ring. The stock is impressed with WD Board of Ordnance ‘BO’ with arrow mark and other inspection marks. The wood is also impressed ‘Yeomans’ and with what appears to be ‘1.P’. Its action works as it should. The metal and wood of the pistol have no damage. 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 13367
£875.00

BEST QUALITY, 1794-1820 George III British Enfield Tower .67” Bore Light Dragoon Flintlock Pistol Marked ‘S.W.Y.Y.C’ To The Sheffield West Yorkshire Yeomanry Cavalry With Brass Fittings & Captive Ram Rod. A 601 - A 601
The Sheffield West Yorkshire Yeomanry Cavalry was formed in 1794 during the French Revolutionary Wars. In 1844 it changed its name to the First West Yorkshire Yeomanry Cavalry. Finally in 1897, after the Sheffield squadron had the honour of escorting Her Majesty, Queen Victoria, at Sheffield and being represented at the Royal celebration of that year, the Regiment became known as the Queens Own Yorkshire Dragoons. It was converted to an armoured role during the Second World War. In 1956 it merged with the Yorkshire Hussars and the East Riding of Yorkshire Yeomanry to form the Queen's Own Yorkshire Yeomanry. Its lineage is continued today by the Queen's Own Yeomanry.This is a best quality, original Tower Lock Yeomanry Light Dragoon Flintlock Pistol made during the reign of King George III [1760 - 1820] after the formation of the S.W.Y.Y.C. in 1794. It is 15 ½” overall length, with a nicely stamped Enfield ‘Tower’ marked lock plate. The lock plate is also marked with the King’s Crown and ‘GR’ (George III Rex). It has brass furniture including brass fore end cap, stepped butt cap and trigger guard with extended tang. The trigger guard is marked ‘ ‘S.W.Y.Y.C’ to the South West Yorkshire Yeomanry Cavalry. It has its original captive steel ram rod and lovely walnut stock which has a contemporarily professionally applied inlaid brass band to strengthen the stock for cavalry use. The stock is impressed with letter ‘G’ above number ‘46’. The smooth bore of the 9” round steel barrel is excellent, clean with no pitting. The barrel has black powder proof marks. The lock’s cocking and firing actions work as they should. The hammer is fitted with flint. The price for this superb Yeomanry Cavalry marked pistol 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. A 601
£1,400.00

QUALITY, Cased British Victorian Tranter’s Patent Large Frame .54" Bore Five Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver Retailed By Robt. S. Garden London With Best Quality Foliate Engraved Decoration & Accessories. Sn 13308 - 13308
This is an excellent, original, Cased, Tranter’s Patent .54" Bore 5 shot percussion revolver with spurless hammer. The weapon's lever loading arm & double action firing mechanism work as they should. The loading arm is stamped ‘Tranters Patent’. It has a 6 ¼” octagonal barrel (12 ½” overall. It has a large closed military frame. The top of the frame is crisply marked by the Retailer ‘Robt. S. Garden 200 Piccadilly London’. The frame is crisply marked ‘No. 5926. T’. Its dark coloured finely chequered grip is in great undamaged condition. The pistol's metal work is undamaged has best quality crisp foliate engraved decoration. The pistol is contained in its original mahogany case with hinged lid. The top of the lid is inlaid with a void central brass roundel. The case has a brass lock (key absent) and brass hook fasteners. The case is lined with rich green felt and has compartments which contain accessories including a small steel oil bottle with screw top lid and integral applicator stamped ‘G&JW Hawksley’, ebony handled tools, cleaning rod, an empty percussion cap tin with Fred Joyce London label, a copper and brass powder flask stamped ‘Bartram & Co’, a tin of W.Tranter’s Patent lubricating composition with label that has directions for use, a W.Tranter’s Patent lubricating bullets tin which contains a small quantity of moulded lead bullets and a hinged brass and steel bullet mould numbered ‘54’ (calibre). Price for this superb cased percussion pistol with accessories 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 13308
£3,200.00

**SOLD LAYAWAY**130617**LAYAWAY**C 1830 English William Davis London (Later Webley & Scott) .450” Bore, Brass Frame Percussion Pistol With Octagonal Barrel & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 13187 - 13187
William Davis was an English Gunsmith with premises at Lambeth Street and Whitechapel Road between 1790 & 1850. C1838 Davis’ Daughter married the Birmingham based Gunsmith Philip Webley and the Davis business amalgamated with Webley operating from 84 Weaman Street, Birmingham. The Company was later joined by Webley’s Brothers, W & C Scott & Son and Richard Ellis & Son to become the famous Webley & Scott Revolver & Arms Co Ltd in 1897 (see pages 153 & 211 of British Gunmakers Volume 1 by Brown). This is an excellent percussion pistol by Davis London . It is 9” overall with a 4 ¼” octagonal steel barrel. The top of the barrel is marked ‘Davis London’. The barrel also has proof marks. The underside of the barrel has its original captive steel ram rod. The brass frame and butt cap are engraved with foliate panels. It has a steel Dolphin hammer and steel trigger guard with foliate decoration. Its attractive walnut grip has fine chequering and is inlaid with a void silver escutcheon. The pistol cocks and dry fires as it should with a strong spring action. 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 13187
£0.00
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