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Victorian Era Liege Belgium J. Pire & Cie Anvers (Antwerp) Velo-Dog Closed Frame 5.25mm Obsolete Calibre 5 Shot Hammerless Revolver With Folding Trigger. Sn 14968. - 14968
The arms and munitions company J.Pire and Cie, was created in 1885 by Jules Pire, originating in Liège his father Nicolas was an arms manufacturer for the Belgian army. 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 closed frame 5 shot, Velo-Dog revolver by J.Pire & Cie. It has a fluted cylinder and 1 ½” barrel (5 ½” overall). It has finely chequered gutta percha hard rubber grips. It is side gate loading and it's double action firing mechanism works correctly. The pistol has an internal hammer to prevent snagging on clothing. It has a lever safety lever to the rear of the action. The barrel has Liege proof inspection marks. The top of the frame is stamped by the manufacturer or retailer ‘J. Pire & Cie Anvers’ (Antwerp). It has a folding trigger. 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 14968
£495.00

1864-1870 American Civil War Era .30 Calibre Williamsons 1864 Patent Brass Frame 6 Shot Teat Fire Revolver. Sn 14969 - 14969
Manufactured from 1864 to 1870 these 6 shot American front loading teat-fire revolvers were one of the most successful competitors to Smith & Wesson and it is believed that their popularity was one of the reasons for Colt's purchase of the National Arms Co in 1870. The underside of its 3" round steel barrel is stamped with number '19344'. ‘D. WILLIAMSON'S PATENT JANUARY 5, 1864’ is stamped around the rear edge of the cylinder. The brass frame and butt strap are nicely scroll engraved with a punch dot background and retains traces of its original nickel plating. It has a fold down extractor hook panel on the front right side of the frame. It has a shrouded trigger and smooth dark rosewood grip. The cocking & firing actions work as they should. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique teat fire pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14969
£575.00

American Civil War Era Ethan Allen & Co 1858-1861 Patent .32 Rim Fire Calibre Single Action 6 Shot Revolver With Octagonal Barrel & Quick Load Removable Cylinder. Sn 14965 - 14965
Ethan Allen (September 2, 1808– January 7, 1871) was a major American arms maker from Massachusetts USA. His first firearm, the "Pocket Rifle" was developed in 1836, and his first patent was granted in 1837. This is an original example of an Etan Allen & Co revolver. It has a removable cylinder achieved by depression of a sprung lever on the underside of the frame and removal of the cylinder rod. This allows the weapon to be quickly reloaded with a pre loaded cylinder. The pistol has even patina. It has a 4” octagonal steel barrel (8 ¾” overall). The rifled bore is clean with crisp rifling. The top of the barrel is faintly marked with the Ethan Allen & Co 1858-1861 Patent detail and ‘Worcester Mass’ USA address. There are no visible external serial numbers on this revolver. It has a shrouded trigger, blued steel hammer, small brass blade fore sight, grooved frame rear sight and Walnut grip which has bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The single action firing mechanism works as it should. 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 14965
£525.00

American Hopkins & Allen Manufacturing Company 1873 Patent ‘XL’ No.4 .38 Rim Fire Calibre Nickel Plated 5 Shot Single Action Revolver With Octagonal Barrel & Quick Load Removable Cylinder. Sn 14964 - 14964
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.4 in .38 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 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 1 ½” octagonal steel barrel (5 ¾” overall). The rifled bore is clean with crisp rifling. The top of the frame is crisply marked 'Hopkins & Allen Mfg Co Pat Mar 23 1873 XL No.4'. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘A1586’. It has a shrouded trigger, steel hammer, small blade fore sight, grooved frame rear sight and undamaged Walnut grip. The single action firing mechanism works as it should. 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 14964
£575.00

C1840 English Owen Ormskirk (Lancashire) 40 Bore Percussion Overcoat Pistol With Large Trigger Guard For Gloved Hand & Turn Off Barrel. Sn 14963 - 14963
This is an excellent percussion overcoat pistol by Owen, Ormskirk (Lancashire). The pistol is 6” overall with a 1 ½”screw off barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore is clean. The underside of the barrel and action have black powder proofs. The left side of the frame is engraved with the maker's name 'Owen' within banners & arms. The right side is engraved 'Ormskirk' within a similar banners and arms design. The large trigger guard designed to accommodate a gloved hand is decorated with a stylised star design. It has a bag shaped wood grip and sliding safety catch. The pistol's cocking and firing mechanisms work with a strong action. 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 14963
£475.00

SOLD SOLD (23/04) 1850 Dated Tulle Arsenal Model 1842 French Gendarmerie Pattern .600 Calibre Percussion Pistol. Sn 14962 - 14962
This is an original percussion pistol in the form used by the French Gendarmerie in the mid 1800’s. It is 10” in length overall with a 5” barrel which is .600 calibre. The bore has just staining and residue consistent with age and use. The original Walnut woodwork is a nice deep brown and has just the bumps and bruises to be expected of a weapon of this age The metal work has even patina. It has its original steel ram rod. The barrel has proof / inspection marks, is dated ‘1850’ and has model designation ‘Mle 1842’ (all illustrated). The action plate is engraved with the French Tulle Arsenal manufacturer detail (illustrated). 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. Sn 14962
£0.00

C1850 English Archer 16 Bore Percussion Traveling / Holster Pistol With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 14961 - 14961
This English percussion pistol made C1850 is in good condition. It measures 14” overall and has aa 8 ¾” octagonal steel barrel which is 16 bore. The smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel has black powder proofs and a small blade fore sight. It has a Dolphin hammer, steel trigger guard with extended tang & steel ram rod mounts. The pistol has its original wood ram rod. The action plate is signed by the maker ‘Archer’ (there were many gunsmiths named Archer working in both London & the Provinces in the era). The dark walnut full stock is all original and has just the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The metal work has even patina throughout. Its action works as it should. The price for this pistol worthy of further research regarding the 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 14961
£595.00

Late 18th Century English RD Hollis London 20 Bore Flintlock Traveling Pistol With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 14960 - 14960
This late 18th Century English Flintlock Traveling pistol is in very good condition. It measures 11 ½” overall and has a 6 ¼” octagonal steel barrel which is 20 bore. The smooth bore is clean. The barrel has black powder proofs and is marked ‘London’ . It has a Swan neck hammer fitted with flint, steel trigger guard with extended tang & acanthus bud finial, & steel ram rod mounts. The pistol has its original ram rod with brass end cap and brass tip. The lock plate is signed by the maker ‘RD Hollis’ (there were many gunsmiths named Hollis working in both London & the Provinces in the era) together with foliate engraved decoration. The dark walnut full stock is all original and has just the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The metal work has even patina throughout. Its action works as it should. The price for this pistol worthy of further research regarding the maker 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 14960
£795.00

SOLD SOLD (07/04) Late 18th Century East India Company (EIC) .65" Bore Flintolck Dragoon Pistol With Brass Fittings Regiment Or Unit Marked ‘6 39’ & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 14959 - 14959
This is an original EIC marked percussion Dragoon Pistol. It measures 15 ¼” overall and has an 9" round steel barrel which is .65" bore. The smooth bore is clean. The pistol is unsighted. It has a heavy Swan neck hammer fitted with flint, brass trigger guard with extended tang, brass fore end block and butt cap with steel lanyard ring. The butt cap has Indian script marks and Regiment or Unit designation ‘6’ above ‘39’. The pistol has its original captive steel ramrod. The lock plate is marked with the rampant Lion EIC mark together with ‘Crown above 3’ inspection mark. The dark walnut full stock is undamaged. The metal work has even patina throughout. 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 14959
£0.00

Late 18th Century American Revolutionary War Era W. Reed Baltimore 20 Bore Flintlock Pistol. Sn 14958 - 14958
This American Flintlock pistol made in the American Revolutionary War era is in very good condition. It measures 14 ½” overall and has a 9 ¼” round steel barrel which is 20 bore. The smooth bore is clean. The barrel has proofs / inspection marks and is signed ‘Baltimore’ ( A City in the state of Maryland USA) . It has a Swan neck hammer fitted with flint, brass trigger guard with extended tang & brass ram rod mounts. The pistol has its original ram rod with ebonised end cap and steel worm. The side plate is signed by the maker or retailer ‘W.Reed’. The dark walnut full stock is all original and has just the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The metal work has even patina throughout. Its action works as it should. The price for this pistol worthy of further research regarding the maker 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 14958
£1,475.00
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