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RARE, 1863-1865 AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA, Rogers & Spencer, Army Model, Large Frame .44 Calibre Cap & Ball, Single Action 6 Shot Percussion Revolver With 7 ½” Octagonal Barrel. Sn 14894:15 - 14894:15
The Rogers & Spencer Percussion Army Revolver was originally manufactured in C 1863-65. In January 1865, the United States Government contracted with Rogers & Spencer for 5,000 of the solid frame pistols. This is a very good example of the Rogers & Spencer , large frame, .44 calibre, cap and ball revolver. The pistol has a 7 ½” octagonal barrel and measures 14" overall. The cylinder frame is crisply stamped with manufacturer detail ‘Rogers & Spencer Utica NY’ (illustrated). The cylinder, grip frame, barrel and frame are stamped with matching numbers ‘5248’. It has a captive lever ramrod and German Silver conical post fore sight. Its wood grips have the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use but are totally secure. The cocks and dry fires perfectly. As an antique cap and ball 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 14894:15
£1,575.00

1858 – Early 1860’s American Civil War Era Eli Whitney (Whitneyville Armoury) USA .36" Calibre, 6 Shot Single Action Model 1861 Navy Percussion Revolver With 7 ½” Octagonal Barrel. Sn 14894:14 - 14894:14
The Whitneyville Armoury USA was founded 1798 in New Haven Connecticut by Eli Whitney. Whitney produced approx. 33,000 revolvers to compete with Colt patent revolvers. Many were purchased by the Union Army & Navy and saw service in the American Civil War. In 1888, the Whitney Arms Company was sold to the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. This is an excellent, original 7 ½” octagonal barrel Eli Whitney Colt Navy .36" Calibre, 6 shot percussion revolver with drop down loading lever. The metal work has nice patina throughout. The top of the barrel is stamped ‘E. Whitney N.Haven’. The pistol has a small post fore sight, notched hammer rear sight and brass trigger guard. It has original undamaged Walnut grips. The pistol's loading and firing actions work as they should. Price includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14894:14
£1,475.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, American Civil War Era, Manhattan Arms Manufacturing Co (Colt Navy), .36" Calibre, 5 Shot 6 ½” Octagonal Barrel, Single Action Percussion Revolver. Sn 14894:13 - 14894:13
The Manhattan Arms Manufacturing Co. was founded in New Jersey U.S.A. When Colt's Patents for revolving firearms expired in 1857 Manhattan began Manufacturing Colt Patent expired weapons including the iconic Colt Navy Revolver. Production continued until C1873. Many of their weapons were used during the American Civil War. This is an excellent, original 6 ½” octagonal barrel version of the Manhattan Colt Navy .36" Calibre, 5 shot percussion revolver with drop down loading lever. The metal work has nice patina throughout. It has a lightly engraved cylinder and the top of the frame is engraved Manhattan Fire Arms Co Newark N.J'. The pistol's steel frame, barrel block, brass butt strap & trigger guard assembly are undamaged and stamped with matching serial number '23097'. The cylinder is lightly decorated and engraved 'Patented Dec 27 1869'. It has an attractive Walnut grip. The pistol's loading and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14894:13
£1,275.00

ORIGINAL, ALL MATCHING NUMBERS, 1859, Colt Pocket Model of 1849 (Model 1851 Navy) .31 Calibre, Cap And Ball, 5 Shot, Single Action, Revolver With 6” Octagonal Barrel. Sn 14894:12 - 14894:12
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 (1851 Navy) is in nice original condition with even patina throughout. It has a brass trigger guard and grip frame. Some of its original nickel plating is still present. 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 6" octagonal barrel is correctly marked ' Address Col Saml Colt New York’. It has all matching serial numbers '147221' stamped on its frame, barrel, trigger guard, cylinder and butt which dates it to 1859. The cylinder is marked 'Colt's Patent’ . The cylinder has a 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. Price for this historic Colt percussion revolver 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 14894:12
£1,375.00

RARE, 1830 - C1850’s Blunt & Syms New York .45 Calibre Percussion Derringer With Octagonal Rifled Barrel & Case Hardened Steel Ram Rod. Sn 14885 - 14885
The original Derringer pistol was a small single-shot muzzle loading percussion pistol with wood stock named after Henry Deringer, a famous 19th-Century maker of small pocket pistols; with the advent of cartridge firearms, pistols began to be produced in the modern form still known as a derringer. Derringers were produced by many manufacturers in America and Europe during the Wild West and American civil war era . This rare original derringer is in excellent condition. It measures 7 ½” overall length with a blued 3” octagonal steel barrel. The barrel’s rifled bore is clean with well defined rifling . The browned action has aged to an attractive plum colour. The top of the barrel is stamped ‘B & S New York’ (Orison Blunt and John G. Syms are recorded in New York City USA in the 1830-1850 period. They had premises at 44 Chatham St. & 177 Broadway New York and advertised themselves as Gun and Pistol Manufacturers, Importers and Dealers). The pistol has a small blade fore sight and ‘v’ notch block rear sight. The Dolphin hammer has foliate engraved decoration and it has German silver grip mounts. Its original walnut grips are undamaged . Its cocking and firing actions function perfectly. The derringer has its original case hardened steel ram rod. The price for this rare attractive derringer 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 14885
£695.00

Victorian C1860 Double Barrel, Over & Under .36 Bore, Percussion Pocket Pistol With Revolving / Turn Over Barrel Block & Screw Off Barrels. Sn 14884 - 14884
This is a very good Victorian percussion pocket pistol with revolving, over & under barrels. It's round steel barrels are 1 ¾” in length (6 ¾” overall). Its steel frame is undamaged with nice patina throughout. The barrels are stamped with Victorian black powder proof marks. The muzzle of each barrel is slotted for tool which assists the barrels to be un screwed (tool not present). The barrels are smooth bore and unscrew as they should. The bores have staining consistent with age and use. The action and trigger guard have foliate decoration. The pistol's bag shaped Walnut grip is undamaged. The butt has a small German silver plate. The pistol has a safety feature forward of the trigger guard which consists of a hooked flange which prevents the percussion cap on the unfired bottom barrel from being struck by accident. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly as does the revolving barrel 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 part of a collection or display. Sn 14884
£675.00

Victorian English, C1860, 28 Bore, Drew Of Winchester Percussion Overcoat Pistol With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 14863 - 14863
Henry Drew was an English gunsmith recorded at Market Place, Romsey & Winchester, Hampshire between 1850 and C1901 (see page 209 of British Gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown). This is a very good original percussion overcoat pistol made C1860 by Henry Drew. It is 8 ¼” overall length with a 3 ½” octagonal barrel which has a small bead fore sight. Its smooth bore is clean. The original Walnut full stock furniture is undamaged and has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The wrist is inlaid with a void German silver escutcheon. It has its original wood ram rod with brass end cap. Its Dolphin hammer & steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial have foliate decoration. The action plate is marked by the manufacturer ‘Drew’ & the top of the barrel ‘Winchester’. The cocking and firing actions work perfectly. 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 part of a collection or display . Sn 14863
£745.00

Original C1860’s English Tipping & Lawden Sharps Patent .30 Rim Fire Calibre 4 Barrelled Nickel Plated Brass Framed Pocket Derringer. Sn 14854 - 14854
4 barrelled derringer pistols pistols were made by the American Sharps Company beginning with their 1859 Patent. Their Patents were used by other manufacturers both in America and Britain to make quality pistols. Tipping & Lawden were one of the 20 members of the Birmingham Small Arms Trading Company Limited (along with Hollis & Sheath, Joseph Swinburn and Thomas Turner forming the "big four"). Tipping & Lawden were taken over by Webley & Scott in 1887. This is an original Sharps Patent 4 barrelled pocket derringer in .30 RF calibre by Tipping & Lawden. It is a fully functioning example. The pistol’s barrel cluster has 4 x 3" blued steel rifled barrels and measures 5 ¾” overall. The barrel cluster has some areas of old, stable pitting which has been treated and re-blued at some point in its life. The frame is nickel plated brass. It has a brass bead fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The left side of the frame is stamped 'Tipping & Lawden Sharps Patent '. The underside of the barrel cluster near to the muzzle is numbered '4162'. The barrel cluster has small black powder proofs. It has a revolving firing pin and loading is achieved by depression of a steel button at the underside of the frame, the barrel cluster can then be moved forward for loading of rounds. It has a shrouded trigger & original undamaged gutta percha hard rubber grip embossed with a foliate design. The rifled bores of the barrels are clean with well defined rifling. Its loading cocking and firing actions work as they should. The price 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 14854
£875.00

SOLD SOLD (26/1) C1840 British 16 Bore Birmingham Trade Flintlock Pistol By Williams With Brass Fittings & Ram Rod. Sn 14836 - 14836
This is an original C1840 Flintlock Pistol. It is 14 ½” overall length, with a crudely stamped lock plate which appears to be ‘Williams’ (illustrated). There were many Gunmakers named Williams working in both in London & the Provinces during the 19th Century. The pistol has brass furniture including trigger guard, side plate and ram rod mounts. It has its wood ram rod with brass end caps and walnut full stock. The smooth bore of the 9” round steel barrel is clean with no pitting. The muzzle diameter is 17mm (approx. 16 bore). The action tang is numbered ‘1’ (illustrated in image 2). The lock’s cocking and firing actions work as they should. The hammer is fitted with flint. 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 14836
£0.00

FINE COLLECTOR QUALITY’ RARE, 1833-1835 American 2nd Type, 40 Bore, Percussion Henry Deringer With Full Wood Stock, German Silver Fittings, Ram Rod & Appraisal Document From American Expert L.D. Eberhart. Sn 14833 - 14833
The original Deringer pistol was a small single-shot muzzle loading percussion pistol with wood stock named after Henry Deringer, a famous 19th-century maker of small pocket pistols; with the advent of cartridge firearms, pistols began to be produced in the modern form known as a derringer. This rare 2nd Type Henry Deringer is in excellent condition and has been appraised by American author and firearms expert L.D. Eberhart. His appraisal document accompanies this pistol which in 2011 he valued at $ 5,250. In his appraisal, the text of which is illustrated in image 2, he dates the pistol’s manufacture to between 1833 & 1835 and describes it as a ‘fine collector quality Henry deringer pistol’. It measures 8 ½” overall length with a 4 ½” octagonal steel barrel and ¾” breech. The barrel’s rifled bore is approx. 40 Bore (11.40mm at the muzzle opening). The bore is clean with crisp well defined rifling. All iron parts are blued apart from the barrel which is the correct, period solid plum brown. The breech and action plate have crisp decoration in the period style and have second type Henry company markings ‘Deringer Phila’ . It has German silver fittings and small German silver fore sight and iron ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. Its original walnut full stock is undamaged with just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The grip has light chequering . The back of the wrist is inlaid with a void German silver shield. The derringer has its original ram rod with brass end cap. Its cocking and firing actions function perfectly. The price for this rare collector’s piece with appraisal document 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 14833
£2,200.00
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