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C1790 Turkish Ottoman / Arabic Form 22 Bore Miquelet Lock / Early Flintlock Pistol With Ottoman / Arabic Marks. Sn 21393:21 - 21393:21
Miquelet lock is a modern term used by collectors and curators, largely in the English-speaking world, for a type of firing mechanism used in muskets and pistols. It is a distinctive form of snaplock, originally as a flint-against-steel ignition form, once prevalent in Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Balkans, North Africa, the Ottoman Empire and throughout Spain's colonies from the late 16th to the mid 19th Centuries. The miquelet may have come to the attention of arms makers in Istanbul & North Africa via long-established trade routes from Italian city-states through the port of Ragusa (Dubrovnik) to provinces on the Balkan Peninsula. Other avenues were probably provided by booty from corsair raids and/or from the many Ottoman-Euro conflicts of the period. This is an attractive Turkish Ottoman / Arabic miquelet / early flintlock pistol. It is 17”overall with a 12” iron barrel which has cast raised sections on the top possibly to assist aiming. The barrel near to the breech has what looks like an indistinct cartouche and faint scrolling Turkish or Arabic script. The barrel’s smooth bore has typical staining and residue consistent with age and use. It has a single brass barrel band. The all original wood full stock has just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The iron miquelet / early flintlock action has a ball finial trigger on the underside of the stock & it cocks & dry fires. The lock plate has what looks like a Turkish or Arabic cartouche highlighted in gold. The iron butt plate has a lanyard ring lug fitted with lanyard ring. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 21393:21
£695.00

C1800 English Form Richards Flintlock 15 Bore Holster Pistol With Brass Fittings, Safety Bolt & Captive Iron Ram Rod. Sn 21393:20 - 21393:20
This is an excellent flintlock holster pistol in English form by Richards (there were several British gunmakers named Richards in London & the Provinces during the flintlock era). It is 14 ½” overall with an 8” round steel barrel. The barrels’ smooth bore is clean and has black powder proofs. It has a flat stepped lock & cock. The lock plate is crisply signed ‘Richards’ and has a safety bolt. It has a walnut full stock. It has brass fittings including trigger guard with extended tang and ram rod flute. It is complete with original captive iron ram rod. It's action works crisply. 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 21393:20
£1,375.00

C1800 British Form Thomson Flintlock 15 Bore Coaching / Overcoat Traveling Pistol Stock Marked ‘VII’ With Heavy Brass Fittings, Safety Bolt & Captive Iron Ram Rod. Sn 21393:19 - 21393:19
This is a rugged Flintlock coaching or overcoat traveling pistol in British form by Thomson (there were several British gunmakers named Thomson in London & the Provinces during the flintlock era, several of them being in Scotland). It is 10 ½” overall with a 5” round steel barrel. The barrels’ smooth bore is clean and has black powder proofs. It has a flat stepped lock & cock fitted with flint. The lock plate is signed ‘Thomson’ and has a safety bolt. It has a walnut full stock with brass cudgel butt. The wood has period hand applied Roman numerals ‘VII’ (possibly a coach or weapon number). It has heavy brass fittings including trigger guard with extended tang and fore end cap. It is complete with original captive iron ram rod. It's action works crisply. 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 21393:19 (in box 21393)
£1,375.00

1790-1829 English Clarke & Son London Percussion .577 Regulation Calibre Traveling Pistol With Brass Fittings Period Converted From Flintlock With Octagonal Barrel & Ram Rod. Sn 21393:18 - 21393:18
Richard Clarke was an English London based gun retailer recorded at 62 Cheapside 1790-96, he is then recorded as Richard Clarke & Son Goldsmith & Gun Retailer at the same address 1797-1829 (see page 149 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol.1). This is an excellent percussion pistol by Clarke & Son London period converted from flintlock. It is 13 ½” overall with a 8” octagonal steel sighted barrel. The barrels’ smooth bore has just staining & residue consistent with age and use and has black powder proofs. The top barrel flat is faintly signed ‘London’. It has a flat stepped action plate with Dolphin hammer. The action plate is signed ‘Clarke & Son’ (most likely Richard). It has a walnut full stock with chequered grip panels & plain rounded butt. It's has brass fittings including trigger guard with extended tang and Pineapple finial. It is complete with original ebonised wood ramrod with polished horn end cap. It's action works crisply. 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 21393:18
£1,275.00

**QUALITY FITTINGS**1773-1823 English Barber Newark Flintlock .577 Regulation Calibre Target / Traveling Pistol With Octagonal Barrel & Ram Rod. Sn 21393:17 - 21393:17
Isaac Barber was an English Nottinghamshire based gun smith recorded at Market Place, Newark 1773-1823 (see page 164 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol.2). This is an excellent Flintlock Pistol by Barber Newark. It is 14 ¼” overall with a 9” octagonal steel sighted barrel. The barrels’ smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age and use and has black powder proofs. The top barrel flat is faintly signed ‘Barber Newark’. It has a flat stepped lock with cock. The lock plate is crisply signed ‘Barber’ (most likely Isaac). It has a walnut full stock with plain rounded butt. It's has fancy steel fittings including trigger guard with extended tang, clamshell on the trigger guard and Pineapple finial. It is complete with original ebonised wood ramrod with polished horn end cap and steel worm. It's action works crisply. 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 21393:17
£1,675.00

C1800 British Richards Flintlock .650 Carbine Calibre Holster Pistol With Captive Iron Ram Rod. Sn 21393:16 - 21393:16
This is a very good Flintlock Holster Pistol made C1800. It is 14" overall with an 8 ¾” round steel barrel. The barrels’ smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age and use and has English black powder proofs. It has a flat stepped lock with cock fitted with flint. The lock plate is crisply signed ‘Richards’ (there were several gunmakers working in both London and the Provinces during the flintlock era). It has a walnut full stock with plain rounded butt. It's has brass fittings including trigger guard with extended tang and ram rod flute. It is complete with original captive iron ram rod. It's action works crisply. 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 21393:16
£1,675.00

British Naval Officer’s Private Purchase R. Watkins (London C1710-1740) Long Sea Service Pattern .577” Regulation Calibre, Flintlock Pistol With Belt Bar & Brass Fittings Including Cudgel Butt. Sn 21393:15 - 21393:15
During the 18th century the British Royal Navy began standardising their Naval small arms. One such weapon was the Sea Service flintlock pistol. These weapons were used by the British Royal Navy throughout the Wars with neighbouring France 1750- 1815 and saw service at the famous Naval Battle of Trafalgar 21st October 1805. This original British Naval Officer’s Private Purchase Long Sea Service Pistol is in excellent condition. It is 20 ¼” long with a 12 ¾” smooth bore barrel which is Regulation .577" calibre. The barrel’s bore has staining & residue consistent with age & use. The barrel is crisply stamped with black powder proof marks. The lock plate is signed ‘R. Watkins’ (recorded as working in London C1710-1740, a maker of flintlock pistols and muskets, see page 104 of English, Irish & Scottish Firearms Makers by Carey). The all original full wood stock has just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age. It has regulation type brass furniture including cudgel butt. The pistol has its original wood ram rod with brass end cap. The lock functions crisply. NB As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a display or collection. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21393:15
£2,350.00

British East India Company Pattern F Percussion .750 Musket Calibre Muzzle Loading Percussion Infantry Musket. Sn - 21393:12
This is a British East India Company Pattern F percussion .75” infantry musket. The musket has a 39 inch smoothbored barrel with London proof marks. The barrel is clean and has staining consistent with use. The musket has all original woodwork with the correct Brunswick pattern scroll trigger guard, three rammer pipes, the unique pattern E.I.C. spring bayonet catch protruding through the nose-cap. The musket is complete with the correct and original E.I.C. pattern ramrod. The lockplate is stamped with EIC’s Rampant Lion trademark with a double line border. The musket measures 55 inches in length with a 39 inch barrel the bore having just light staining consistent with age. The F type musket was produced between 1845 and 1851. The cocking and firing actions work crisply. Muskets such as this saw service and action in many Indian campaigns from 1845 including the 2nd Sikh War, and the Great Indian Mutiny it was used by both sides. Many of these muskets were returned to this country from the Nepal Royal Armoury. During the Mutiny Nepal sent a contingent in support of the British on arrival in India they were armed with muskets such as this and upon return to Nepal together with Indian Mutineers who were disarmed and the weapons kept by the Nepal authorities for issue to its forces. This musket bears Nepalese regimental stampings under the trigger guard and on the top of the butt plate showing re issue to Nepalese troops. See pages 32 - 36 & 123 - 128 including the plates in Guns of the Gurkhas, (The lost arsenal: pistols, rifles and machine guns of the Royal Nepalese Army, 1816 – 1945) by John Walter. The price includes UK delivery. NB This is an antique muzzle loading percussion musket and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 21393:12
£1,195.00

1875 - 1912 American Colt No.3 Factory Nickel Plated Brass Frame Single Shot .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Derringer With Pivot Barrel. Sn 21408 - 21408
An excellent original .41 Cal Rim Fire, Colt No.3 derringer. Production ran from 1875 through until 1912. The serial numbers are often stamped beneath the grips, and are not visible unless the grips are removed (to avoid risk of damage we have not removed the grips). Our example has its original factory nickel plated brass frame with a sheathed trigger. All of its original factory nickel plate finish is present. Its 2 ½” barrel pivots to the right for loading (the hammer must be at half cock and a small lug on the barrel block depressed to pivot the barrel). The pistol is 5” overall length. The barrel has a German Silver blade fore sight. It’s rifled bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The top of the barrel is signed by the manufacturer ‘Colt’. The brass frame has 41 Cal (calibre detail). It has its original American walnut grips which are in excellent condition and secured with a single recessed screw bolt. Its loading and firing actions work crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB as an obsolete calibre rim fire derringer no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 21408 (drawers office)
£745.00

English, C1840 Thomas Conway Manchester .500 Calibre Percussion Target / Dueling Pistol With Damascus Steel Octagonal Barrel & German Silver Mounts. Sn 21393:9 - 21393:9
Thomas Conway was an English Gunsmith with premises in Manchester at 179 Chapel Street, 3 Market Street & 43 Blackfriars Street, Deansgate between 1803-1852. This is an excellent original percussion target or Dueling pistol by Conway Manchester. Its octagonal Damascus steel barrel is 9 ½” length (15 ¾” overall). The barrel has a gold band inlaid at the breech and the barrel is sighted. The smooth bore of the barrel has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The pistol has its original ebonised wood ram rod with polished horn end cap and brass tip which unscrews to reveal a worm. Its action plate, trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial and Dolphin hammer are nicely engraved with a foliate decoration. The action plate is signed by the manufacturer 'Conway’ & the top barrel flat ‘Manchester’. The pistol has its original undamaged walnut stock with chequered panel grip, German silver stock mounts and Inlaid void German Silver escutcheon. The pistol cocks and dry fires crisply. The price for this desirable pistol 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 21393:9
£1,395.00
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