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ORIGINAL 1864 AMERICAN CIVIL WAR, Remington 1858 Army New Model 6 Shot, .44 Calibre Single Action Revolver With 4 Notches Contemporarily Cut Into Grip. Sn 15561 - 15561
The Remington 1858 Army New Model Revolvers were used during the American Civil War and the design was the beginning of a successful line of medium and large frame percussion revolvers. Due to limited availability of Colt 1860 Army Revolvers at the time, large numbers of the Remington revolver were ordered by the U.S. Government. It was favoured for its durability and ability to quickly reload by switching to another pre-loaded cylinder. It saw use in the American West, both in its original percussion configuration and as a metallic cartridge conversion. This is an excellent original Civil War, Model 1858 Army New Model, Large frame, .44 calibre, cap and ball revolver. The pistol has an 8" octagonal barrel and measures 14" overall. The underside of the barrel is stamped with serial number which appears to be '87988'. The number dates its manufacture to 1864. The top barrel flat is marked ‘Patented Sept 14 1958 E. Remington & Son Ilion New York USA New Model’. It has a brass trigger guard, blade fore sight, grooved frame rear sight, steel frame & captive lever ramrod. Its Walnut grips have just knocks bumps and bruises to be expected. Interestingly the left grip has 4 contemporary grooves cut into the butt. It was common practise for owners in the period to carve grooves into the stocks of their weapons when used in combat to record ‘kills’. The cylinder can be removed for quick change of a pre-loaded cylinder and it loads, 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. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15561
£1,750.00

sold sold (04/01) American Marlin Firearms Company Nickel Plated No.32 Standard 1875 .32RF Obsolete Calibre Single Action 5 Shot Revolver With Tip Up Barrel. Sn 15557 - 15557
This is an original Marlin No.32 Standard 1875 .32Rim fire single action revolver with 'fold up' barrel and nickel plated brass metal work. It has a 3" barrel and shrouded trigger. It retains much of its factory nickel plating with areas of wear consistent with age & the action is strong and firm. It has undamaged Walnut grips. The left side of the barrel is stamped ' JM Marlin New Haven CT USA Pat July 1 1873'. 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 15557
£0.00

1804 - 1820 English, Thomas Broomhead London Brass Frame 50 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Steel Screw Off Barrel. Sn 15551 - 15551
Thomas Broomhead was an English Gunsmith recorded as working in Birmingham at Whitall street 1804-1811 and new John Street 1820 (see page 180 of British gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown). He is known to have made firearms marked ‘London’ (see Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850). This is an excellent, brass framed flintlock pistol by Broomhead London. It measures 7 ½” overall with a 2 ¾” screw off steel barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining consistent with age and use. The barrel is removed by means of a tool which slides over the barrel and engages with a lug on the underside of the barrel and allows the barrel to be unscrewed (tool not available). The brass action is signed ‘Broomhead’ on the left side and the right ‘London’. The underside of the action has crisp proof marks. It has a steel swan neck hammer, sliding safety bolt 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 15551
£495.00

1980’s HAND MADE, MINIATURE, FIREARMS QUALITY, Colt Model 1851 Navy .36 Calibre Cap & Ball 6 Shot Revolver. Sn 15531 - 15531
This quality, 6 shot 1851 Navy cap & ball revolver most likely made sometime in the 1980’s replicates the original Colt Single Action version in miniature. This excellent miniature is hand made to exacting standards and is not a commercial production piece. It has a brass frame and cased hardened hammer, barrel & cylinder. Its walnut grip is undamaged. The barrel is stamped with number ‘1008’ on the right side and with Naval anchor on the left. The miniature measures 90mm overall length. The correct single action firing mechanism operates identical to the original full size weapon. These miniatures are highly desirable and collectable. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 15531
£395.00

Late 18th Century English Green & Pickslav 54 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Round Action, Screw Off Barrel & Concealed Trigger. Sn 15523 - 15523
This is an English form flintlock pistol made sometime in the late 18th century. This excellent pistol is 6 ¾” overall length with a 1 ¾” screw off barrel. It’s hammer is fitted with flint and it has a sliding safety bolt & concealed trigger. The steel frame has banners and arms decoration on both sides together with maker or retailers signatures which appear to be ‘Green & Pickslav’. The firing mechanism works as it should with a strong spring action. It has crisp impressed proof /inspection marks on the underside of the frame and the barrel is numbered ‘1’. The barrel’s smooth bore is clean. The chequered Walnut grip is undamaged & has a void silver escutcheon inset. 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 15523
£595.00

Victorian Belgian Antoine Bertrand Liege 7mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Folding Trigger & Captive Extractor Rod. Sn 13529 - 13529
This is a very good Liege made 6 shot 7mm pin fire revolver. This example is in full working order with all the springs functioning. It measures 7 ½” overall with a 3 ¼” barrel. The bore is pristine, clean with well defined rifling & the pistol's metal work has even patina and ornate tooled foliate decoration. It has a typical folding trigger and undamaged wood grips. The pistol is stamped with small inspection marks and manufacturer mark ‘AB’ within roundel (most likely Antoine Bertrand, 25 Rue Fabry Liege 1881/1900). The pistol is side gate loading & has a captive steel ejector rod. The pistol is correctly double action only and its firing mechanism works as it should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 13529
£325.00

C1870 Belgian Liege 7mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre Ladies 6 Shot Double Action Purse Revolver With Folding Trigger, Removable Screw Out Extractor Rod & Original Period Leather Covered Wood Clamshell Case. Sn 6657 - 6657
This is a very good 6 shot 7mm pin fire revolver made C1870. Its small calibre and frame allowed this type of pistol to be carried by ladies in their purses for personal protection. This example is in full working order with all the springs functioning. It measures 6” overall with a 2 ½” barrel. The rifled bore has just staining consistent with age & the pistol's metal work has even patina. It has a typical folding trigger and undamaged wood grips. The pistol is stamped with Liege ‘ELG’ mark. The pistol is side gate loading & has a screw out steel ejector rod in the butt. The pistol is correctly double action only and its firing mechanism works as it should. The pistol is accompanied by its original leather covered wood clamshell hard case with clasp fastener. The case is lined and padded with rich purple material. The liner has wear to be expected & the leather has some scuffing consistent with age but fits the pistol perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 6657
£395.00

C1870 Continental 7mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre Ladies 6 Shot Double Action Purse Revolver With Folding Trigger, Removable Screw Out Extractor Rod & Original Period Leather Covered Wood Clamshell Case. Sn 6656 - 6656
This is a very good 6 shot 7mm pin fire revolver made C1870. Its small calibre and frame allowed this type of pistol to be carried by ladies in their purses for personal protection. This example is in full working order with all the springs functioning. It measures 6” overall with a 2 ½” barrel. The rifled bore has just staining consistent with age & the pistol's metal work has even patina. It has a typical folding trigger and undamaged wood grips. The pistol is stamped with a small crown above ‘V’ proof mark. The pistol is side gate loading, has a post fore sight and screw out steel ejector rod in the butt. The pistol is correctly double action only and its firing mechanism works as it should. The pistol is accompanied by its original leather covered wood clamshell hard case with clasp fastener. The case is lined and padded with rich purple material. The leather has some scuffing consistent with age but is all intact and fits the pistol perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 6656
£395.00

BEST QUALITY, C1830 Pair Of English Thomas Jackson Mortimer, St James Street, London 16 Bore Gentleman’s Percussion Saw Handle Duelling Pistols, With Octagonal Barrels & Ram Rods. Sn 15481 - 15481
Jackson Mortimer (born 1702) and his family were London based Gunsmiths. First recorded 1796 at Penton Place Pentonville the company was later recorded as Mortimer & Blanch & Jackson Mortimer & Son at 21 St James Street 1811-18. Jackson was succeeded by Thomas Jackson Mortimer who is recorded at several St James Street address until1839 (see page 187 of British Gunmakers London Vol 1 by Brown). This is a superb pair of English percussion saw handle duelling pistols by Thomas Jackson Mortimer, London. The pistols are in excellent undamaged condition with 10” browned, octagonal steel barrels & undamaged original walnut stocks. The barrels each have tooled foliate / martial arms decoration and are signed ‘St James St London’. The smooth bores are clean. The actions both have ‘v’ notch plate rear sights, void inlaid silver escutcheons and German Silver inlaid bands. Each action has safety bolts and each barrel has small blade fore sights. Both pistols have Dolphin hammers. The pistol's firing actions work perfectly as they should. The action plates of both pistols are crisply signed by the manufacturer in stylised text ‘TJ Mortimer’ within crisp tooled decoration. The saw handle grips have chequered panels and steel butt plates with deep cut tooled foliate decoration. The large trigger guards to accommodate a gloved hand have extended tangs and Pineapple finials both with deep cut tooled decoration. Both pistols have their original wood ram rods with brass end caps, one with brass tip. The price for this best quality pair of 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 15481
£6,250.00

QUALITY, Cased, Victorian C1850 Irish John Neill Belfast, 22 Bore Percussion Traveling Pistols With Octagonal Barrels, Captive Ramrods & Accessories. Sn 15476 - 15476
The Irish Belfast based Gunsmith John Neill Traded at various High Street addresses in the 1800’s and is first recorded at 4 Rosemary Street Belfast in 1831. His High Street trading dates & addresses are as follows: 1839 42 High Street, 1843-1854 78 High Street, 1856-1865 82 High Street, 1868 80 High Street, 1870 62 High Street, 1877/1880 62 High Street. During the period 1877/1880 the company traded as E. Neill, possibly John Neill's widow. This practice being very common in the gun trade at that time. This is a superb matching pair of percussion pistols by John Neill made C1850. The pistols are in excellent undamaged condition with all original walnut stocks with chequered grips, inset void German silver escutcheons & 10 cm octagonal browned steel barrels. The pistols have engraved foliate decorated trigger guards with extended tangs and finials, action plates & Dolphin hammers. The action plates of each pistol are nicely engraved by the manufacturer ‘J.Neill’ within the foliate decoration. The top of each action are nicely engraved with game bird in flight scenes. The top of each barrel is crisply signed ‘J.Neill Belfast’. Both pistols are complete with their original captive steel ram rods & small post fore sights. The barrels are each 15mm muzzle diameter (approx. 22 bore). The smooth bores are clean. Their firing actions work perfectly as they should. The pistols are complete with their original walnut case. The case with hinged lid has its original lock and key. The interior of is later re- lined in green material and has compartments contoured to snugly fit the pistols and their accessories which include a steel bullet mould, an empty tin for percussion caps labelled ‘ E Joyce & Co London metal lined percussion caps’, 8 moulded lead balls, some wadding and 2 wood handled tools. The lid of the case has a brass shield with period stylised monogram. The corners have reinforced brass edges. The price for this quality made pair of cased Irish 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 15476
£2,450.00
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