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Victorian Era Liege Belgium Velo-Dog Large Frame 5.25mm Obsolete Calibre 5 Shot Hammerless Nickel Plated Revolver With Mother Of Pearl Grips, Folding Trigger & Leather Holster. Sn 14970 - 14970
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 Liege made large frame 5 shot, Velo-Dog revolver. It has a fluted cylinder and 2 ¼” round stepped to octagonal barrel (6 ¾” overall). The pistol retains most of its original factory nickel plating. It has undamaged, attractive Mother of Pearl grips. It is side gate loading and its double action firing mechanism works correctly. The pistol has an internal hammer and folding trigger to prevent snagging on clothing. It has a lever safety lever to the rear of the action. The barrel has and frame have Liege proof inspection marks and the grip frame is numbered 28570 (all illustrated). The pistol is accompanied by its original period brown leather holster. The holster has a single belt loop to the rear and full flap cover with 2 press stud fasteners. All leather and stitching of the holster are intact. 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 14970
£575.00

American Eli Whitney, Whitneyville Armoury USA 1871 Patent Brass Framed .30 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 5 Shot Pocket Revolver With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 14966 - 14966
This is a good original condition brass framed .30 Rim Fire 5 shot revolver made by Whitneyville Armoury USA (Founded 1798 New Haven Connecticut USA by Eli Whitney). The pistol has a 3” octagonal barrel. The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. The top barrel flat is marked ‘Whitneyville Armory CT USA’ together with 'Pat May 28 1871'. The butt is stamped with serial number which appears to be '10851'. The revolver has a sheathed trigger and the pistol's single action firing mechanism works as it should. The cylinder is quickly removed for speed loading with a preloaded cylinder by pressing a small button on the underside of its frame and removing its retaining rod which doubles as a clearing rod. The smooth walnut grips are excellent and undamaged. These American pocket revolvers were produced in the 1870's into the 1880's. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique 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 14966
£395.00

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

SOLD SOLD (09/08) 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
£0.00

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

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

RESERVED 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

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

C1840 English Sale Shipston Brass Framed 40 Bore, Percussion Pistol With Screw Off Steel Barrel & Folding Sprung Bayonet. Sn 14932 - 14932
This is an excellent brass framed percussion pocket pistol with folding bayonet made C 1840. It's round steel screw off barrel is 3 ¼” in length (7 ¾” overall with bayonet closed, 10 ¼” overall with bayonet open). The barrel is unscrewed by placing a specially made tool into notched cut into the muzzles of the barrels (we do not have the tool but the barrel can be unscrewed manually). The smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The under side of the barrel and frame have black powder proofs. It is fitted with a 2 ¼” folding triangular section blade bayonet. The bayonet block has a sprung steel release button to allow the bayonet to fold into the closed position. When closed the tip of the bayonet fits into a notch in the front of the trigger guard. The bayonet is released and flicks open by pulling the trigger guard to the rear. Its brass frame is nicely engraved on both sides with a banners & arms motifs. On the left side the motif bears the maker’s or retailer’s name 'Sale Shipston'. The trigger guard is engraved with a foliate design. It has a steel slide safety & Dolphin hammer. The pistol's bag shaped Walnut grip is undamaged and has chequered panels on the back edge. The back edge of the grip is inlaid with a void German silver escutcheon. The pistol cocks and dry fires perfectly and the sprung bayonet mechanism functions perfectly. The price for this desirable pistol worthy of further research re the maker or retailer 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 14932
£975.00
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