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C1790 English, Twigg Of London 50 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel & Safety Bolt. Sn 21608:14 - 21608:14
John Fox Twigg was born at Grantham, Linconshire, in 1732 and is listed by Heer (1978) as being apprenticed to the Irish gunmaker, Edward Newton (active 1718-1764), though no dates for the apprenticeship are offered. By 1755, Blackmore (1986) lists Twigg working as a gunmaker from Angel Ct., Charing Cross until 1760 when he moved to 132 Strand, opposite Catherine Street and continued at this address until 1776. He moved again in 1776, this time to Piccadilly where he remained until 1790. During these 14 years he opened several warehouses; at little Somerset Street, in 1771; 30 Cornhill, 1777 and Tower Hill in 1779. His only son, John, was apprenticed in 1786 to Henry Nock, and subsequently inherited his father's business. This is a nice flintlock pocket pistol by Twigg, London. It measures 7” overall with a just over 2 ¼” screw off steel barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age & use. The action is marked ‘Twigg’ within panel on one side and the reverse ‘London’ within matching panel. The underside of the frame has English black powder proof marks. It has a steel cock, sliding safety bolt and steel trigger guard. The pistol’s original bag shaped wood grip is undamaged. The pistol cocks and dry fires 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 collection or display. Sn 21608:14 (drawers office)
£575.00

1832-1867 English Benjamin Sturman London Side Hammer 28 Bore Traveling Pistol With Octagonal Steel Rifled Barrel, White Metal Lion’s Head Butt Plate & Captive Steel Ramrod. Sn 21681:14 - 21681:14
Benjamin Sturman was an English Gunmaker recorded as working at 17 Union Street 1832-34, 42 Kingsland Road 1835-54, 45 Kingsland Road 1855-66 & 72 Kingsland Road 1867 (see (see page 153 of British Gunmakers Vol.1 by Brown). This is a nice side hammer percussion traveling pistol by Benjamin Sturman. It is 9” overall length with a 4” octagonal sighted barrel. The action and barrel have English black powder proofs. The barrel’s rifled barrel has just staining consistent with age and well defined rifling. The top of the barrel is signed by the maker ‘B.Sturman London’. The action, Dolphin hammer & trigger guard have foliate engraved decoration. The pistol has a captive steel ram rod. The action works crisply. The Walnut grip with fine chequering is excellent & undamaged. The back of the grip is inlaid with void white metal escutcheon. The butt has a White Metal Lion’s Head Butt Plate. 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 21681:14 (drawers office)
£745.00

Victorian, c1870, 8 Bore Single Barrel Muzzle Loading Percussion Hammer Shotgun By W.Richards of London. Sn - 21735
This is a Victorian single barrel 8 bore percussion shotgun by W. Richards of London. The shotgun has 36” damascus steel barrel which has a hooked breech with three gold lines and a platinum safety plug. The shotgun measures 52 ½ inches overall. The damascus barrel is London proofed and has a blow-out platinum plug at the breech which has 3 bold lines on it and with engraving to the top of the hooked breech plug. The top of the barrel near the breach is finely engraved with the name W RICHARDS LONDON. The shotgun has its original walnut stock with a cheek piece and has the normal bumps and bruises with use. The stock is chequered at the wrist. The steel butt plate, lock plate with a dolphins head hammer, tang, trigger guard with finger grip, breech & hammer have finely engraved decoration with a pineapple finial at the front of the trigger guard. the fore end has a german silver fore end cap. The wrist is inlaid with void oval German silver escutcheon on the tang. The lock side plate has the makers name W RICHARDS engraved on IT. The shotgun is fitted with bead foresight and has its original wooden ramrod with brass end caps and is fitted with a worm. The bore has staining and residue due to use. The weapon cocks & dry fires as it should. Price includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion shotgun no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21735
£575.00

**QUALITY MAKER**English C1800 Henry Nock London 50 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Safety Bolt, Screw Off Barrel & Folding Concealed Trigger. Sn 21681:13 - 21681:13
Henry Nock was a British inventor and engineer of the Napoleonic period, best known as a gunsmith. As well as supplying the military and civilian markets, Nock made expensive pieces for the aristocracy and Royalty and was an appointed gunmaker to the King. Nock's business eventually became Wilkinson Sword. This is an excellent flintlock pocket pistol by Henry Nock London. The pistol’s action is beautifully engraved with Martial Arms and Banner designs. It has a steel cock fitted with flint and sliding safety bolt. One side of the pistol is signed by the manufacturer 'H. Nock' and the reverse 'London'. The pistol measures 6 ¼” overall & has a 1 ½” turn off barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age & use. It has a concealed folding trigger & the underside of the action has black powder proof marks. The pistol its original bag shaped wood grip which is inlaid with void silver escutcheon. The wood has just light bumps and bruises to be expected. Its cocking & firing actions work crisply. The price for this pistol by a famous maker includes UK delivery. NB No licence is required to own this antique flintlock pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21681:13 (drawers office)
£675.00

C1840 English Ridley (Ridler or Ridle) Dover 38 Bore Percussion Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel & Concealed Folding Trigger. Sn 21605:3 - 21605:3
This a nice percussion pocket pistol made in Dover. It is 6 ½” overall with a 2” screw off barrel. The muzzle is carved for tool to assist removal (the barrel turns off easily without use of tool which we do not have). The barrel’s smooth bore has staining consistent with age & use. The underside of the action and barrel have crisp English black powder proof marks. It's steel action in the white is signed with the maker’s name within scrolling banner and foliate decoration. The end of the name is partially hidden by one of the screws and reads ‘Ridley, Ridler or Ridle’ (we cannot find these names or similar in any of our books) & the other side ‘Dover within matching banner and decoration. It has its undamaged original Walnut grip with chequered grip panels. The wood is inlaid with void white metal escutcheon. The weapon cocks and dry fires crisply and it has a concealed folding trigger which operates as it should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a private collection or display. Sn 21605:3 (drawers office)
£475.00

Victorian, c1870 16 Bore Single Barrel Muzzle Loading Percussion Hammer Shotgun By Charles Osborne of London. Sn - 21733
This is a Victorian single barrel 16 bore percussion shotgun by the famous maker Charles Osborne. Charles Osborne commenced trading under his own name in around 1845 in Lichfield Street, Birmingham but by 1855 he was in Whittall Street, Birmingham where he maintained premises right up until 1928 when the business was acquired by Skimin & Wood. The shotgun has 30” damascus steel barrel which has an octagonal breech 10 inches long with 2 ornate collars before forming into a tapered round barrel with a bead foresight. The shotgun measures 49” overall. The fine damascus barrel is Birmingham proofed to 16 bore and has a blow-out platinum plug at the breech with engraving to the top of the hooked breech plug. The barrel is stamped underneath with AGNES PATENT and No 20 which is probably the gun number. The bore is smooth with staining and residue due to use. The shotgun has its original walnut stock which is in excellent condition with just a minor bumps and bruises. The stock is chequered at the wrist and fore end and is fitted with a horn tip at the front if the fore end. The steel butt plate, tang, trigger guard, breech & hammers have finely engraved decoration with a pineapple finial at the front of the trigger guard. The wrist is inlaid with void oval German silver escutcheon. The lock side plate is finely engraved with scrollwork with the makers name Chas Osborne engraved on it. The shotgun is fitted with bead foresight and has its original black ebony wooden ramrod with brass end caps and is fitted with a worm. The weapon cocks & dry fires as it should. Price includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion shotgun no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21733
£475.00

SOLD SOLD (12/07) C1790 English, Twigg Of London 50 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel & Safety Bolt. Sn 21605:2 - 21605:2
John Fox Twigg was born at Grantham, Linconshire, in 1732 and is listed by Heer (1978) as being apprenticed to the Irish gunmaker, Edward Newton (active 1718-1764), though no dates for the apprenticeship are offered. By 1755, Blackmore (1986) lists Twigg working as a gunmaker from Angel Ct., Charing Cross until 1760 when he moved to 132 Strand, opposite Catherine Street and continued at this address until 1776. He moved again in 1776, this time to Piccadilly where he remained until 1790. During these 14 years he opened several warehouses; at little Somerset Street, in 1771; 30 Cornhill, 1777 and Tower Hill in 1779. His only son, John, was apprenticed in 1786 to Henry Nock, and subsequently inherited his father's business. This is a nice flintlock pocket pistol by Twigg, London. It measures 7” overall with a just over 2 ¼” screw off steel barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age & use. The action is marked ‘Twigg’ within panel on one side and the reverse ‘London’ within matching panel. The underside of the frame has English black powder proof marks. It has a steel cock, sliding safety bolt and steel trigger guard. The pistol’s original bag shaped wood grip is undamaged. The pistol cocks and dry fires 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 collection or display. Sn 21605:2 (drawers office)
£0.00

C1820 M & J Pattison Dublin Ireland 28 Bore Percussion Traveling Pistol With Fish Tail Stock Octagonal Damascus Steel Barrel & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 21681:12 - 21681:12
This is a nice M & J Pattison Dublin Ireland 28 Bore Percussion Traveling Pistol, made around 1820 (Carey’s book English Irish & Scottish Firearms Makers page 76 records a Dublin based Gunmaker M I Pattison making civilian pistols & long arms and Royal Government contract arms between 1800-1840, this is most likely the same man or family). It is a small sturdy pistol, 8 ¼” overall length with a 4” sighted Damascus steel barrel. The smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age & use. The top barrel flat has faint but legible marking ‘Dublin’ and the blued action plate has foliate tooled decoration and is signed by the Irish maker ‘M & I Pattison’. The fish tail stock is all original, made from Walnut. It has a steel trigger guard with extended tang & Pineapple finial, Dolphin hammer and steel butt plate. The grip has chequered panels and is inlaid with void white metal escutcheon. It has its original captive steel ram rod. The 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 21681:12 (drawers office)
£495.00

C1800 English Pair Of Archer London 54 Bore Flintlock Traveling Pistols With Screw Off Barrels & Sliding Safety Bolts. Sn 21605:1 - 21605:1
This is a nice pair of flintlock pocket pistols by Archer of London made C1800 (there are several Birmingham based Gunsmiths named Archer recorded in the flintlock era but we can find no record of a London based gun maker named Archer). They are each 9”overall with 4” screw off barrels (removal of the barrels require use of a tool, we do not have the tool). The smooth bores are clean. The underside of each action have English black powder proofs. The actions are both signed on one side by the maker 'Archer’ and the reverse 'London'. One cock is fitted with flint. Both pistols have sliding safety bolts. The cocking and firing actions of both pistols work crisply. Their bag shaped wood grips are undamaged and have inlaid void white metal escutcheons. 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 21605:1 (drawers office)
£975.00

1/12 Scale Model of a Long Nine Naval Cannon c.1812. Sn - 21608:13
This is an excellent 1/12 scale model of a British long nine naval cannon. Long nine cannons referred to a full length naval canon as opposed to a cannonade, the longer barrel giving it a much longer range. The cannons were fitted to 74 gun ships of the line in the bow and the stern in order to manoeuvre the extra length. This model carries a brass plaque inscribe THE LONG NINE CIRCA 1812 SCALE 1 INCH TO 1 FOOT MADE TO THE ORDER OF Mrs IVY COCKER JANUARY 1974. The models brass barrel measures 11 inches long and sits on a wheeled carriage with an elevation screw and cannon balls. The wooden base measures 12 inches by 6 inches. The cannon is for display purposes only and the price includes U.K. delivery. (Stockroom R Hand Shelf with Tripods) Sn 21608:13
£175.00
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