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Victorian Era British Enfield Tower Merchant Ship’s 10 Bore Muzzle Loading Percussion Pistol With Brass Cudgel Butt, Iron Ram Rod & Copy Of Page From Phillip Webley & Son’s 1870’s Merchant Ships Store Catalogue Advertising This Type Of Pistol. Sn 21014 - 21014
This type of pistol were carried on British Merchant Ship’s for protection against enemy nations and pirates. A copy of a page from a Phillip Webley & Son’s catalogue of the 1870’s which illustrates Merchant ships stores weapons & equipment including a pistol the same as ours accompanies this pistol and can be seen in our images. Our pistol is 15” overall length with an 8 ½” round steel barrel which is a large 10 bore. The barrel’s bore has staining & residue consistent with age. The all original Walnut stock brass furniture including cudgel butt and has just the bumps & bruises to be expected with age and service use. The wood has an indistinct maker or retailer roundel. It has its original iron ram rod. The lock plate is marked with Crown & Tower (Enfield) indicating that, as was common, this Merchant ship example may have been period made from parts of war department muskets for use protecting Merchant shipping. The action functions crisply. The price for this interesting piece 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 display or collection. Sn 21014
£795.00

1854-1869 English Irwin Wallas Of Wigton & Carlisle (Cumberland) Double Barrelled 12 Bore Muzzle Loading Percussion Shotgun. Sn 21010 - 21010
Wallas were a large family of Wigton & Carlisle Cumberland based gunmakers working from 1827 through to C1913. Irwin Wallas is recorded at Ludgate Lane Wigton between 1854 and 1869 (see page 357 of British Gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown). This is a very good double barrel shotgun made by Irwin Wallas. It has all original Walnut furniture. The shotgun with double 30”, brown wash steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. It measures 46” overall. The barrel has a small brass bead fore sight and the barrel rib is faintly signed ‘Wallas Wigton & Carlisle’. The cocking and firing actions are crisp. Both action plates are signed ‘I. Wallas’ within foliate decorations. The barrel’s smooth bores have just light staining consistent with age. The shotgun has its original wood ram rod with brass end cap and tip. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre shotgun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21010
£975.00

**ORNATELY ENGRAVED**Brace Of Consecutively Numbered Armoury Tagged Victorian English Officer’s Enfield Pattern Sea Service 16 Bore Percussion Pistols With Captive Ram Rods. Sn 21053 - 21053
This is an excellent original brace of Victorian Officer’s Sea Service percussion pistols. They are each 13 ½” overall length with 8” barrels. The sighted barrel’s smooth bores have just staining consistent with age. The barrels, action plates and brass trigger guards have quality, elaborate, tooled foliate decoration. The Walnut stocks are excellent with regulation brass furniture. They each have their original captive iron ram rods. The brass butt plates have steel lanyard rings. Attached to each lanyard are brass disc tags consecutively numbered LP/2B and LP/3B. Each disc most likely period armoury identification tags also have crown marks. The numbers are repeated in small original white paint marks on the side of each barrel. The actions both function crisply. The price for this pair of ornate Officer’s pistols includes UK delivery. NB As antique percussion pistols no licence is required to own them in the UK if retained as part of a display or collection. Sn 21053
£1,695.00

**BEST QUALITY** Brace Of English Durs Egg London 24 Bore Percussion Traveling Pistols With Octagonal Damascus Steel Barrels & Captive Iron Ram Rods. Sn 21020 - 21020
Durs Egg (1748–1831) was a Swiss-born British gunmaker, noted for his quality pistols and for his company's production of the Ferguson rifle. Egg was apprenticed in Solothurn and Paris before establishing his own business in London in 1772. He was a contemporary of Joseph Manton, Jean Samuel Pauly and the uncle of Joseph Egg. When the famous gunsmith Durs Egg died in 1831 his Son John Egg took over the business operating at Haymarket London. In 1839 The business name reverted to Durs Egg at 4 Pall Mall London until 1854 then at 4 Colonnade Pall Mall from 1855 to 1865. This is a best quality pair of percussion traveling pistols by Durs Egg. The matching pistols are beautifully engraved with a foliate design on the action plates, hammers, trigger guards with extended tangs and Pineapple finials, butt caps and action tangs. The breeches both have inlaid gold lines and roundels. The action plates are both signed by the manufacturer 'D.Egg’. Both measure 14" overall & have 8” sighted Damascus steel octagonal barrels which are 24 bore. Each barrel is signed ‘London’. The smooth bores are clean and bright. They both have undamaged attractive full walnut stocks with chequered panels at their grips and polished horn fore end caps. The top of each stock is inlaid with void silver escutcheons. The pistols have their original captive iron ram rods. Their cocking & firing actions work crisply. The price for this best quality pair of pistols includes UK delivery. NB No licence is required to own these antique muzzle loading percussion pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21020
£4,750.00

Early 1800’s English Form Worts & Co 15 Bore Flintlock Holster Pistol. Sn 21036 - 21036
This is a very good flintlock holster Pistol in English form. It is 15” overall with a 9" round steel barrel. The barrel’s smoothbore has just staining consistent with age and use. The barrel has English black powder proofs. It has a plain lock plate & cock fitted with flint. The lock plate is signed ‘Worts & Co’ ( we cannot find references to this gunmaker or retailer in our books or online. Possible American?). It has a walnut full stock which has just the light knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age. It brass furniture and iron ram rod. It's action works crisply. The price for this pistol worthy of further research regarding the maker or retailer 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 21036
£1,475.00

C1821-1830 English Richard Brunton York 54 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Turn Off Barrel. Sn 21013 - 21013
Richard Brunton was an English gunmaker recorded at High Street Doncaster Yorkshire 1817-1820 & Stonegate, York 1821-1830 (see page 182 of ‘British Gunmakers Vol.2’ by Brown). This is an excellent flintlock pocket pistol by Brunton made at his York premises. It is 6 ¼” overall with a 1 ¾” screw off barrel which is 54 Bore (the barrel requires a tool to turn it off, we do not have the tool). The smoothbore has just light staining consistent with age. The underside of the barrel & action have crisp English proofs. Its action is decorated with Martial shield and banners on both sides. One side has the manufacturer's name 'Brunton' & the reverse ‘York’. It has undamaged original bag shaped wood grip and safety catch. The cock is fitted with flint. The cocking & firing actions work crisply. The 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 21013
£595.00

C1820’s Brace Of English, Claborough Lincoln 32 Bore Flintlock Overcoat Pistols With Turn Off Octagonal Barrels & Concealed Triggers. Sn 21019 - 21019
Peter Claborough was an English gunsmith with premises at The High Street Lincoln between 1821 and 1828. Jane Claborough is recorded as operating at the same premises C1840. Peter's Brother Joseph Claborough operated as a gunsmith at various addresses in Birmingham between 1868 & 1902. This is an excellent pair of flintlock overcoat pistols by Claborough made at his premises in Lincoln. The pistols are each 7 ½” overall length with 2 ½” screw off octagonal barrels. The barrel’s smooth bores have just light staining consistent with age. The steel actions are both engraved by the maker 'Clabrough Lincoln' and have Martial banners and arms and foliate devices. They have ‘dog tooth’ engraved box lock actions with side mounted ‘v’ shaped rain proof pans, roller bearing frizzen springs, sliding safeties and folding concealed triggers. The actions work crisply. The pistols have English proof /inspection marks on the underside of the frames and barrels. The bag shaped wood grips with chequered panels, inlaid void diamond shaped white metal escutcheons and white metal Lion’s head butt caps are excellent & undamaged. The price 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 21019 (drawers office)
£2,450.00

**PART OF A CONSIGNMENT COMMANDEERED FROM EIC BY THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT FOR THE NAPOLEONIC WARS** 1802 British Barnett London East India Company Light Dragoon .650 Carbine Calibre Muzzle Loading Flintlock Pistol. Sn 21015 - 21015
The London based Barnett family of Gunsmiths are recorded at various addresses in London from 1796 to 1908 starting with Thomas Barnett at 134 Minories who later became Thomas Barnett & Sons and later John Edward Barnett at the Minories & 37 Camomile Street, ending as JE Barnett & Sons Ltd at Brewhouse Lane, Leaman Street & Duncan Street (see page 140 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol.1). This is an original Light Dragoon flintlock pistol made by Barnett in 1802 for the EIC which has British proofs indicating that this pistol was one of a consignment commandeered by the British Government for Napoleonic wars use. It is 16” overall length with a 9 ½” barrel which is .650 Carbine Calibre. The barrel’s smooth bore is clean. The all original Walnut stock has brass furniture including cudgel butt and has just the bumps & bruises to be expected with age and service use. It has a later replacement wood ram rod with brass end cap. The barrel has English proof marks and British ordnance inspection marks. It also has EIC 1802 mark and is signed by the maker ‘Barnett’. The lock plate also has EIC 1802 mark and is signed by the maker ‘Barnett’ below ordnance inspection mark. The cock is fitted with flint & the action functions crisply. The price for this historic pistol includes UK delivery. 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. Sn 21015
£1,495.00

British 1821 Pattern Board Of Ordnance / War Dept Enfield Tower Sea Service .577 Regulation Calibre Muzzle Loading Flintlock Pistol With Brass Cudgel Butt, Steel Belt Bar & Correct Steel Ram Rod. Sn 21016 - 21016
This is an excellent original 1821 Pattern Sea Service flintlock pistol. It is 15 ½” overall length with a 9” barrel which is .577 Regulation Calibre. The barrel’s bore has just light staining consistent with age. The all original Walnut stock has regulation brass furniture including cudgel butt and has just the bumps & bruises to be expected with age and service use. The wood is impressed with ‘Broad Arrow’ Board Of Ordnance / WD mark. It has its original correct steel ram rod & is fitted with later belt bar. The barrel has English proof marks. The lock plate is marked Crown GR together with BO/WD inspection mark & ‘Tower’ (Enfield). The cock is fitted with flint & the action functions 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 part of a display or collection. Sn 21016
£1,795.00

**BEST QUALITY**C1840 Cased, Pair Of English Collins London Gentleman’s 16 Bore Percussion Belt Pistols With Damascus Steel Barrels & Accessories. Sn 21018 - 21018
James Collins was an English Gunsmith recorded as having premises at The Gun & Pistol Repository, 1-2 Vigo Lane, Regent Street, London between 1825-1832 and 115 Regent Street between 1833-1854. This is an excellent pair of cased Gentleman’s percussion belt pistols by Collins. They have 5 “ Damascus sighted steel barrels, original undamaged walnut stocks with chequered panel grips which have shell carved butts, ornately engraved foliate design trigger guards, Dolphin hammers & actions. The top of each grip have void white metal escutcheons inlaid. Each pistol is fitted with a blued steel belt bar. The top of each barrel is crisply engraved by the manufacturer ‘Collins London’ and have English proofs. Both pistols are complete with their original captive steel ram rods. The barrels smooth bores have just light staining consistent with age. Their cocking and firing actions are crisp. The pistols are complete with original oak case. The case has a hinged lid the centre of which is has a folding brass carry handle. The case has its original lock (key absent). The inside of the case is lined with felt and has compartments for accessories and the pistols. Accessories consist of a ‘Sykes’ patent copper and brass powder flask with sprung nozzle and 2 hinged compartments for ball and percussion caps, ball mould stamped ‘28’, turn screw, nipple key, ebony handled cleaning rod with brass cap and a small number or moulded lead balls. The inside of the lid has its original ‘Collins Regent Street London’ trade label. The price for this fine pair of cased pistols includes UK delivery. NB as antique percussion weapons no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21018
£4,750.00
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