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Antique Pistols and Revolvers

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John Or Thomas Mace, Reading, Berkshire.1823- 1850 English .44" Bore Percussion Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 12538 - 12538
John Mace is recorded as an English gunsmith with premises at Broad Street, Reading Berkshire between 1823 & 1843. Thomas Mace was an English gunsmith with premises at Oxford Street and 113 ½ Broad Street, Reading between 1843 & 1850. This is an excellent English Percussion Pistol By either John or Thomas Mace. It is 5 ¾” overall with a 1 ¾” screw off steel barrel which is .44" Bore. It has steel side plates with scroll foliate engraving & dolphin hammer. The underside of the barrel and frame have proof marks. The side plates have foliate decoration. On one side it is marked ‘Mace’ and the other side ‘Reading’. The trigger guard is also engraved with foliate decoration. It has an undamaged Walnut bag shaped grip. The pistol’s action works as it should. 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 12538
£345.00

C1870 American Wild West Era Marlin ‘OK’ Model .30 Rim Fire Calibre, Brass Frame Swivel Barrel Single Shot Derringer. Sn 12600 - 12600
The American Gun manufacturer JM Marlin obtained a patent for a derringer mechanism on 5th April 1870. These pocket sized derringers were favoured by wild west era gamblers for self- protection. Marlin made 5 models of small single shot derringers. The 1st Model was un-named the others were named the ‘OK’, ‘Victor’, ‘Never Miss’ & ‘Stonewall’. This is a very good example of the Marlin patent ‘OK’ derringer with even patina throughout. Its wood grips have some wear consistent with age and use and the right grip has an old stable crack. Both grips are secure. It has a 3" clean smooth bore stepped barrel & measures 6" overall. It has a brass frame, sheathed trigger & steel barrel with blade fore sight. The right side of the breech is marked with the manufacturer's name and address ‘J.M. Marlin New Haven CT’. The top of the barrel is marked ‘OK’ (all illustrated). The underside of the barrel is numbered '10875'. The derringer’s barrel swivels for loading and is released by depression of a steel button on the underside of the frame when the pistol is at half cock. Its loading and firing actions work as they should. Price for this nice Wild West era derringer includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre derringer no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 12600
£575.00

RARE, ORIGINAL, Nickel Plated Remington 1858 Army New Model 5 Shot, .36 Rim Fire Calibre Single Action Pocket Revolver, Contemporary Remington Factory Converted From Percussion With Removable Cylinder & Remington Inspector’s Marks. Sn 12590 - 12590
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. It is commonly referred to as the Model 1858 due to its patent markings "PATENTED SEPT. 14, 1858 March 17 1863 E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, NEW YORK, U.S.A. NEW MODEL" The Remington revolver was a secondary, supplemental issue firearm for the Union Army until the Colt factory fire of 1864. Due to the fire Colt 1860 Army Revolvers were not available for some time, subsequently large numbers of the Remington revolver were ordered by the U.S. Government. It was favoured for its durability. Pocket versions were produced and 1858 Pattern pistols saw use in the American West, both in its original percussion configuration and as a Remington Factory metallic cartridge conversion. This is an original Model 1858 Army New Model Pocket Revolver which has been converted at the Remington factory, in the period, from percussion to .36 Rim Fire (a similar conversion is illustrated on plate XXIV page 58 of the book ‘Remington Handguns’ by Karr & Karr). The pistol’s frame retains much of its original nickel plated finish. The underside of the barrel is stamped with number ‘689’. The pistol’s blued cylinder can be removed for loading (a factory made steel plate with knurled edge is removed for loading cartridges. The plate has inspector’s marks (illustrated) most likely applied at the Remington Factory. The pistol has a 4 ½” octagonal stepped barrel and measures 10 ½” overall. The barrel is crisply stamped with correct manufacturer and 1858 Patent detail (illustrated). It has a steel frame, captive lever ramrod and blade fore sight. Its Walnut grip is undamaged. It strips, cocks and dry fires perfectly. As an antique Rim Fire 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 12590
£1,375.00

1792-1815 English .43" Bore Percussion Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel & Concealed Trigger By Fenton, London. Sn 12503 - 12503
Richard Fenton was an English gunmaker with premises at 19 Shoemaker Row, Doctor's Commons, Blackfriars, London between 1792 & 1815. This is an original percussion pocket pistol by Fenton. This excellent pistol is 6” overall length with a 1 ¾” screw off barrel which is .43” bore. It has a dolphin hammer, sliding safety bar & concealed trigger. The steel frame has foliate decoration. On one side within the decoration is the name of the maker ‘Fenton’ and on the other side ‘London’. The action works as it should with a strong spring action. It has impressed proof /inspection marks on the underside of the screw off barrel. The finely chequered walnut grip is undamaged & has a void silver escutcheon inset. 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 12503
£395.00

C1870 Continental 9mm Military Pinfire Revolver Marked ‘Meyers BVL’. Sn 12495 - 12495
This is a C1870 obsolete calibre 9mm Pinfire Military closed frame, side gate loading revolver complete with integral ejector rod. It is both single and double action & is in its original condition, fully functioning with a 5 ¾” barrel and chequered walnut grips. The butt is fitted with military lanyard ring. The frame is stamped ‘Meyers BVL’. The weapon's loading and firing actions work perfectly. 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. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 12495
£495.00

Mid 1800's, English .45" Bore Box Lock Percussion Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 12385:18 - 12385:18
This very good English form box lock percussion pocket pistol is 7” overall length with a 2 ½” barrel. It has a dolphin hammer. The side plates and trigger guard have foliate decoration. The action works as it should with a strong spring action. It has impressed proof /inspection marks on the underside of the screw off barrel. There is no manufacturer’s name on this piece. The finely chequered walnut grip is undamaged & has a void silver escutcheon inset. 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 12385:18
£345.00

1821-1868 English .700 Bore Percussion Duelling / Holster Pistol By Andrews Pall Mall London. Sn 12343 - 12343
The English Gunsmiths John and William Andrews occupied 9 Pall Mall from 1821 to 1868. This is an excellent English percussion duelling/ holster pistol by the Andrews Brothers. It is 15 ½” overall with an 8 ¾” browned steel barrel with platinum roundel insert at the breech. The smoothbore is clean with no pitting. It has a steel side plate with sliding bolt safety, scroll engraving & dolphin hammer. The side plate is also engraved by the maker 'Andrews'. The flat top of the barrel is engraved ‘Pall Mall London’. It has a 'V' notch plate rear sight and small brass post foresight, walnut full stock with chequered grip and the back of the grip is inlaid with a void German silver escutcheon. Its steel trigger guard with extended tang & acanthus bud finial, steel butt plate, barrel tang and hammer all have foliate decoration. The pistol is complete with its original captive steel ramrod and 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 12343
£950.00

C1870 Liege 7mm Pinfire 6 Shot Revolver With Etched Frame & Cylinder, Folding Trigger, Antique Ivory Grips & Period Leather Holster. Sn 11941 - 11941
This is an excellent 7mm calibre, 6 shot, pin fire pocket revolver. It has a 2 ¾” barrel (7 ¼” overall). It has lovely antique Ivory grips which are undamaged. The butt is fitted with lanyard ring. The frame, grip strap, cylinder and part of the barrel are decorated with an attractive foliate design with blueing to the cylinder. Some traces of blueing are present on the frame. It has its original ejector rod and side gate. The cylinder is stamped with a faint Liege 'ELG.' within circle mark and crown above 'N' mark. It is side gate loading, has a folding trigger and is fully functioning. As an obsolete calibre, antique, pin fire weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The pistol is accompanied by its period felt lined leather holster with button fastening flap cover. All leather and stitching of the holster are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 11941
£595.00

Durs Egg London 1748-1831, English .44" Bore Percussion Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Octagonal Barrel & German Silver Escutcheon. Sn 11570 - 11570
Durs Egg (1748–1831) was a Swiss-born British gunmaker, noted for his quality pistols and for his company's production of the Ferguson rifle. Egg was apprenticed in Solothurn and Paris before establishing his own business in London in 1772. He was a contemporary of Joseph Manton, Jean Samuel Pauly and the uncle of Joseph Egg. This is an excellent English Percussion Pistol By Durs Egg. It is 7 ½” overall with a 2 ¾” octagonal screw off steel barrel which is .44" Bore. It has steel side plates with scroll foliate engraving, sliding safety catch & dolphin hammer. The top of the barrel is engraved with the maker’s name 'D. Egg London'. The under side of the barrel and frame have proof marks. The trigger guard with extended tang is also engraved with foliate decoration. It has a void oval German silver escutcheon inlaid into the back of the bag shaped Walnut stock grip which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The pistol’s action works as it should. The price for this pistol by a prestigious maker includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 11570
£575.00

C1820 English, Steel Framed .38” Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel By Hayward & Goodwin London. Sn 11484 - 11484
This is a nice steel framed flintlock pocket pistol. The pistol is 7"overall with a 2 ½” screw off barrel. On the left side of the action it is engraved ' Hayward & Goodwin '. The right side ‘London’. It has a sliding safety & folding concealed trigger. The action works as it should with a strong spring. It has impressed proof /inspection marks on the underside of the frame. The bag shaped Walnut slab grip is undamaged. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 11484
£475.00
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