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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

SOLD SOLD (09/12) 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
£0.00

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

Original American Wild West Era, Sharps 1859 Patent .32 Rim Fire Calibre 4 Barrelled Nickel Plated Pocket Derringer. Sn 14917 - 14917
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 .32 RF calibre. It is a fully functioning example in very good condition. The pistol’s barrel cluster has 4 x 2 ½” steel rifled barrels and measures 4 ¾” overall. The derringer retains much of its original nickel plating. It has a brass blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The right side of the frame is stamped with partially readable 'C. Sharps’ name and crisp 1859 patent detail (illustrated). The underside of the barrel cluster is numbered '7713'. It has a revolving firing pin and loading is achieved by depression of a knurled steel button on the left side of the frame when at half cock, the barrel cluster can then be moved forward for loading of rounds. It has a shrouded trigger & dark Walnut grips which are undamaged. The bores of the barrels are clean with well defined rifling. It’s 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 14917
£975.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, Original American Wild West Era, Sharps 1859 Patent .30 Rim Fire Calibre 4 Barrelled Brass Framed Pocket Derringer. Sn 14914 - 14914
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 excellent 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 '22435'. 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 14914
£895.00

SOLD SOLD (15/01) 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
£0.00

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
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