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SOLD SOLD (22/05)1872 Dated Model 1850 Imperial German Suhl V.C. Schilling (VCS) .600 Calibre Percussion Uhlan Cavalry & Artillery Pistol Regiment Marked ’21 A.E 1.29’ To The 21st Ersatzbatterie Of Feldartillerie 1 Nr 29 With Integral Nipple Protector. - 15001
The Large Prussian M-1850 percussion pistol was issued to Imperial German & Prussian Lancers & Field Artilley Regiments. They remained in use through the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 and was only superseded in 1879 by the M-1879 Reichsrevolver. This excellent original Imperial German M1850 pistol was made in 1872 at Suhl Thuringia Germany by V.C. Schilling (VCS). The same pistols were made at the Potsdam Imperial Prussian State Arsenal. Our example has all original undamaged wood furniture and metal work. The wood has heavy brass fittings including fore end block, butt cap with extended tang and trigger guard. The butt cap has the correct large steel military lanyard ring and is Regiment marked '21 A.E.18 1.29' to the 21st Ersatzbatterie Of Feldartillerie 1 Nr 29 (see page 30 of German Small Arms Markings by Gortz & Bryans for similar markings). The brass fittings have Imperial Inspection marks. The pistol has an 8 ¾” round cannon barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech which is .600 calibre and the pistol measures 15 ½” overall. The pistol’s smooth bore is clean. The breech is faintly dated '1872' and has Imperial inspection marks. The action plate is crisply marked with Imperial Crown and by the manufacturer Suhl V.C.S. The action plate is fitted with an unusual integral nipple protector/ safety feature. The steel lever operated protector has a knurled thumb lever and flat spring. The pistol has a heavy military dolphin hammer, blade fore sight and 'v' notch frame rear sight. The price for this rare pistol includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15001
£0.00

*QUALITY WESTLEY RICHARDS CONNECTIONS* 1851-1857 English Thomas Kerslake Baker Of London .700 Calibre Percussion Belt/ Duelling/ Target Pistol With Octagonal Damascus Barrel, Belt Bar, Stepped Steel Butt With Trap & Captive Ram Rod. Sn 14998 - 14998
Thomas Kerslake Baker and his family were English gunmakers recorded at various London addresses between 1833 & 1913 when the business became the property of the famous English gunmakers Westley Richards. Thomas Kerslake Baker is recorded as working at 88 Fleet Street London for just 6 years between 1851 & 1857 (see page 139 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol.1). This is an excellent percussion Belt/ Duelling/Target pistol By Thomas Kerslake Baker made at his 88 Fleet Street address between 1851 & 1857. It is 13 ¾” overall with a 7 ½” octagonal Damascus steel barrel. The barrel is fitted with blade fore sight and 'v' notch plate rear sight. The barrel’s smoothbore is clean. The top barrel flat is crisply signed by the maker ‘Thomas K baker 88 Fleet St London’. It’s action plate, Dolphin hammer, trigger guard with extended tang & pineapple finial & stepped steel butt plate with hinged trap have foliate engraved decoration. It has an attractive walnut full stock with polished horn fore end cap, steel belt bar and chequered panel pistol grip. The sock has German silver fittings, void German Silver escutcheon at the wrist and roundel insert at the breech. The pistol has its original captive steel ram rod. 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 14998
£1,295.00

1869 - 1873, American Wild West Era Brass Framed ‘Southerner’ Derringer By Brown Manufacturing Co In .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 15048 - 15048
The American, Brown Manufacturing Company began production of their 'Southerner' .41 rim fire Calibre, single shot, derringer on Feb 2nd 1869 and continued production until July 23rd 1873 when the Company ceased trading. This is a good example with brass frame & original American Rose wood grips which have just the knocks bumps and bruises consistent with age. It has a 2 ¼” octagonal steel barrel & measures 4 ½” overall. The barrel’s rifled bore has just light staining consistent with age and use. Loading is achieved by pivoting the barrel by depression of a steel button on the underside of the frame when the pistol is at half cock. The grip frame has serial number '2162' and sheathed trigger. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘5828’. 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 perfectly. The price 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 15048
£575.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, Original American Civil War Era Colt Model 1855 Root Side Hammer .28 Calibre 5 Shot Single Action Percussion Revolver With Fluted Cylinder. Sn 15042 - 15042
The Colt Model 1855 Root Side-hammer percussion Pocket Revolver was manufactured from 1855 through to 1870 originally in both .28 and .31 calibre. It was designed by Samuel Colt even-though it was named after Elisha K. Root who was Colt’s factory foreman and general superintendent. The Root revolver was Colt's only percussion handgun built on the solid frame principle and featured a side-hammer, mounted on the right side of the frame, a spur trigger, a cylinder pin entering from the rear and one-piece grip secured to the back-strap. It also has its original captive lever ram rod. This original example is in very good condition 8 ½” overall with a 3 ½” octagonal barrel. The rifled bore has just staining consistent with age and use. It has even patina throughout. It has the correct single piece Walnut grip. It has a small brass post fore sight and grooved top of frame rear sight. The fluted cylinder and top barrel flat are marked with Colts CT USA address and patent detail (all illustrated). The single action firing mechanism works as it should. The serial number 26928 is stamped on the grip frame and barrel. This is a nice example of an early pattern of colt pocket revolver. No licence required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15042
£1,650.00

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

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

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

MATCHING NUMBERS, Original American Wild West Era, Sharps 1859 Patent .30 Rim Fire Calibre 4 Barrelled Brass Framed Pocket Derringer. Sn 14921 - 14921
4 barrelled derringer pistols pistols were made by the C. Sharps Company beginning with their 1859 Patent. Production of the Sharps, 4 shot pistols ended in 1874. This is an original Sharps 1859 Patent 4 barrelled pocket derringer in .30 RF calibre. It is a fully functioning example in very good condition. The pistol’s barrel cluster has 4 x 3" steel rifled barrels and measures 5 ¾” overall. The frame is brass. It has a brass bead fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The left side of the frame is stamped 'C. Sharps Patent 1859'. The right side ‘C. Sharps & Co Philada. PA’ (all illustrated). The underside of the barrel cluster is numbered '6156'. The butt of the grip frame is stamped with matching number. It has a revolving firing pin and loading is achieved by depression of a steel button at the underside of the frame, the barrel cluster can then be moved forward for loading of rounds. It has a shrouded trigger & chequered grip which is undamaged. The rifled bores of the barrels have staining consistent with age and its loading cocking and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14921
£845.00
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