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Late 1800’s American Hopkins & Allen Manufacturing Company ‘Continental 2’ Nickel Plated .32 Rim Fire 5 Shot Single Action Pocket Revolver & Leather Holster. Sn 14911 - 14911
Hopkins and Allen were a Norwich Connecticut based American arms manufacturing company. This ‘Continental 2’ is 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 a very good example of the ‘Continental 2’. It retains much of its original nickel finish. It has a 2 ¾” round steel barrel (7” overall). The bore is clean with well defined rifling. The top of the frame is crisply marked 'Continental 2'. The grip frame butt is numbered ‘4732’. It has a shrouded trigger, blade fore sight and attractive undamaged chequered gutta percha grips. The single action only firing action works correctly and the cylinder can be removed for speed loading. The pistol is accompanied by its original period brown leather holster with full flap cover. The cover has an eyelet which fastens to a brass stud on the body of the holster. The rear of the holster has a belt loop. The stitching on the bottom left side of the belt loop is absent but could easily be replaced. The leather is clean and undamaged. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 14911
£395.00

RARE, Large Frame, American Civil War Era Starr Arms Co New York 1856 Patent .44 Calibre Single Action Cap & Ball Revolver. Sn 14894:16 - 14894:16
This is an original American Starr 1856 Patent single action Army Revolver in .44 calibre. Starr produced double action revolvers used in the American Civil War until the U.S. Ordnance Department persuaded the Starr Arms Co. to create a single-action variant. The company eventually complied, and the Union acquired 25,000 of the single-action revolvers for $12 each between January 1862 and May 1863. This example is original and the metal has even patina. It has an 8” round steel barrel (13 ½” overall length). The frame is very faintly stamped with manufacturer and patent detail (illustrated in image 2). The weapon has a blade fore sight. The barrel block is stamped with serial number 40963. The one piece walnut grip is original and undamaged. The action works as it should and is very strong. This is a scarce American Civil War period revolver. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. 14894:16
£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

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

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

SOLD. SOLD (04/11). C1870 French Lefaucheux Patent 9mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre Closed Frame Double Action Revolver. Sn 14770 - 14770
This is a fine original 9mm, 6 shot French Lefaucheux revolver. It is 10 ½” overall with an 5" octagonal barrel. The pistol has its original colour case hardened blue finish with foliate engraved decoration to the frame. It has an excellent undamaged, chequered walnut grip. It is side gate loading & is double action. The cocking and firing actions function as they should in both single and double action. The top of the barrel is marked ‘Syst (system) Lefaucheux’ . This is an excellent example of a Lefaucheux pin fire revolver & the price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre pin fire weapon, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 14770
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (30/11) 1799-1812 English Joseph Dutton, Birmingham, 16 Bore Flintlock Pistol With Brass Fittings & Ram Rod. A 593 - A 593
Joseph Dutton was a Birmingham based gunsmith with premises at Pritchit Street, between 1799 & 1803 and Snowhill between 1804 & 1812 (see page 211 of British Gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown). This is an excellent, original flintlock pistol by Dutton. It is 15” overall length. The lock plate is signed by the maker ‘Dutton’. It has brass furniture including brass ram rod mount, side plate and trigger guard with extended tang. The side plate and trigger guard have foliate engraved decoration. It has its wood ram rod with horn end cap. The original walnut full stock is undamaged. The smooth bore of the 9 ¼” round steel barrel has staining and residue consistent with age. The muzzle diameter of the barrel is 16.75mm (approx. 16 bore). The barrel has black powder proof marks and is also signed ‘Dutton’. Its Swan neck hammer is fitted with flint. The lock’s cocking and firing actions work as they 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. A 593
£0.00
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