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ALL MATCHING NUMBERS 1861- 1870 Pond’s Patent.32 Rim Fire 6 Shot Belt Revolver With Octagonal Barrel & Detachable Ram Rod. Sn 13208 - 13208
Lucius W. Pond began making his Belt Revolvers around 1861, at a time when America was fighting itself in the American Civil War. For a year or so, Pond was able to produce a number of Belt Revolvers, in partial accordance with a patent issued to Abram Gibson on the 10th July 1860. In 1862, however, Smith & Wesson made a challenge to the Belt Revolver's production. Smith & Wesson's challenge centred on a patent issued for their 'Rollin White' patent, issued in 1855. The court ruled in favour of Smith & Wesson, however Pond (alongside Bacon, Moore and Warner whom were also found infringing that patent) was able to continue producing the Belt Revolver after meeting Royalty agreements with S&W. Ultimately production of Pond’s Belt Revolvers ended in 1870, the final few thousand of which were stamped, "Manuf'd for Smith & Wesson Pat'd April 5, 1855". This is a very good original example of Pond’s .32 Rim Fire 6 shot revolver. It has a 6” octagonal barrel and measures 11 ½” overall length. It is side gate loading and has a small brass blade foresight and notched hammer rear sight. The underside of the barrel, cylinder and grip frame are stamped with matching numbers ‘2031'. The revolver has a small shrouded trigger and the pistol's single action firing mechanism works perfectly. The cylinder is quickly removed for speed loading with a preloaded cylinder by removing its spring loaded detachable ram rod and cylinder retaining pin. The smooth rosewood grip has 4 contemporarily carved notches. There are no visible manufacturer or date marks on this revolver. 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 13208
£675.00

1869- 1873, U.S. Wild West Era Brown Manufacturing Co .41 Rimfire Calibre, Southerner Derringer. Sn 13206 - 13206
The American, Brown Manufacturing Company began production of their 'Southerner' .41 Rimfire Calibre, Single Shot, Derringer on Feb 2nd 1869 and continued production until July 23rd 1873 when the Company ceased trading. Less than 10,000 of these derringers were made by Brown Manufacturing Co. (see pages 22 & 34 of the book All About Southerners By Bogut). This is a good example with even patina & original wood grips which have just the knocks bumps and bruises consistent with age. It has a 2 ½” octagonal steel barrel & measures 5" overall. It has a brass frame stamped with serial number '2313' and sheathed trigger. The top of the barrel is crisply stamped 'Southerner' & the left side with manufacturer and patent detail 'Brown MFG. Co. Newburyport, Mass Pat April 9 1867'. The derringer's loading and firing action works 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 13206
£475.00

1793-1833 Pair Of Thomas Fisher London English Flintlock Pocket Pistols With .47" Bore Screw Off Barrels. Sn 12794 - 12794
Thomas Fisher was an English gunmaker operating in London at various addresses including High Holborn, Mount Pleasant, Gray’s Inn Lane and Leicester Square between 1793 & 1833 (see page 158 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Volume 1). This is a nice pair of flintlock pocket pistols signed ‘T. Fisher’. They are each 6 ¼” overall with 1 ¾” screw off barrels which measure .47” at the open muzzle. On the left side they are engraved 'T.Fisher' and the right sides have engraved Arms & Banners. Both trigger guards are engraved with foliate designs and both hammers are fitted with flints. Both pistols have sliding safety catches. The firing actions of both these pistols work as they should. Their bag shaped wood grips are undamaged and fitted with void silver escutcheons. The price for this matching pair of pistols includes UK delivery. NB As antique flintlock pistols no licence is required to own them in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 12794
£975.00

C1800 English Thomas Jaques London .46” Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel & Unusual Safety Catch. Sn 12796 - 12796
Thomas Jaques was an English Gunmaker recorded as having premises at 20 Pitt Street, Tottenham Court Road, London between 1801 & 1802 (see page 173 of British Gunmakers Volume 1 by Brown). This is a nice Flintlock Pocket Pistol By Jaques. It is 6" overall with a 1 ½” screw off barrel which is .46” at the open muzzle. The left side of the pistol is engraved 'Jaques', the left 'London' both within foliate engraved decoration. The underside of the pistol has crisp proof marks. It has its original bag shaped wood grip fitted with void silver escutcheon. Its steel hammer is fitted with a flint and it has a concealed folding trigger & unusual sliding safety catch which is undamaged and functions correctly (the sliding safety bar has a pin end. The pin when pushed forward not only locks the hammer but also enters a purpose made hole in the pan lid which keeps the lid securely closed preventing exposure of gunpowder in the pan & accidental ignition or loss of the gunpowder. Many pistols with this type of safety catch are broken by owners, unaware of the feature, forcing the pan open and breaking the safety pin). Its action works as it 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. Sn 12796
£495.00

C1820 English Thomas Spencer,London, .45” Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 12795 - 12795
Thomas Spencer was an English Gunmaker recorded as having premises at Mile End, Old Town, London in 1819 and at 34 Duke Street Southwark, London in 1841 (see page 204 of British Gunmakers Volume 1 by Brown). It is 6" overall with a 1 ½” screw off barrel which is .45” at the muzzle opening. The underside of the barrel has crisp proof marks. Its steel side plates are decorated with shield and banners on both sides. The left side has the manufacturer's name 'Spencer' & the right ‘London’. It has undamaged original bag shaped wood grip and sliding safety catch feature. The hammer is fitted with a flint. The cocking & firing actions work as they should . Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a private collection or display. Sn 12795
£495.00

MINT, C1840, English Laird's Patent .44" Bore, Transitional 6 Shot Bar Hammer Percussion Revolver. Sn 12793 - 12793
This is a near mint transitional percussion revolver made C1840. It is 11 ¼” overall length with a rifled 4 ¼” octagonal barrel which is .44" at the muzzle opening. The barrel has a small blade fore sight. It has finely chequered walnut grips and decorative engraving to both sides of the case hardened action, trigger guard, top of the bar hammer and steel butt plate. The pistol retains its original finish. Although there are no manufacturer or patent markings on this revolver it is no doubt a transitional Laird’s Patent piece (J. W. Laird, Gunmaker listed in the 1849 Birmingham Gunmakers Register at 10 Steelhouse Lane Birmingham). The barrel and cylinder are stamped with proof/ inspection marks. Its firing mechanism works perfectly. The price for this excellent transitional revolver includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 12793
£975.00

1840 – 1842 English .60” Bore Percussion Pistol (Converted From Flintlock) By John Crosby Brown, Hull, Yorkshire With Octagonal Barrel. A 598 - A 598 / 12757
John Crosby Brown was an English Gunmaker who is recorded as having premises at 20 Mytongate Hull Yorkshire for a short period of time between . 1840 & 1842. Prior to 1840 Brown is recorded at the same address operating as Humphreys & Brown between 1833 & 1837 (see pages 181 and 256 of British Gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown). This is an excellent percussion pistol (Converted From Flintlock) By Brown. It is 14" overall with a 9" octagonal steel barrel which is .60" bore. The barrel has a small brass blade fore sight and 2 silver bands at the breech. The smoothbore has some staining consistent with age. The side plate has scroll engraving & dolphin hammer. The side plate is marked ‘Brown Hull’'. It has a walnut stock with chequered grip. Its steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial have light foliate engraving. It is complete with its wood ramrod with polished horn end cap. 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. A 598
£975.00

SOLD SOLD (11/12) 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
£0.00

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

SOLD SOLD (5/11) 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
£0.00
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