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C1850 English Proofed 120 Bore Bar Hammer, 6 Shot Pepper Box Revolver With Fluted Cylinder. Sn 19667 - 19667
This is a nice bar hammer pepperbox made in English form C1850 (examples of bar hammer pepperboxes are illustrated and described in Chapter 9 of Pepperbox Firearms by Dunlap). The action works crisply. The pistol has a cluster of 6 x 2 ¾” barrels and measures 8” overall. The barrel flutes are stamped with Victorian English black powder proofs. The smooth bores have just light staining consistent with age. The action, hammer, trigger guard, grip frame back and steel butt cap have tooled foliate engraving. There are no visible manufacturer or date marks. The pistol has its original undamaged finely chequered Walnut grip. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pepperbox no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 19667
£795.00

Victorian British WD Pattern 1842 Enfield Tower .577 Regulation Calibre Percussion Cavalry Trooper's Pistol. Sn 19688 - 19688
Designed by the British Army’s Inspector of Small Arms George Lovell, this heavy but elegantly simple percussion lock, smooth bore pistol was issued to troopers of British cavalry regiments c.1842-1860. It’s simple, robust design made it excellent for service in the field. This is a very good, original British WD Enfield Tower 1842 pattern percussion pistol. It has all original wood work with brass fittings, including trigger guard with extended tang, butt plate with hinged steel lanyard ring, brass ram rod flute and fore stock plate. It has a heavy military hammer & captive steel ram rod. It measures 12” overall with an 5 ¾” round steel barrel. The smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age & use. The barrel has proofs. The action works crisply. The action plate is signed with the Enfield ‘Tower’ mark, Crown VR (Victoria Regina), 1842 (pattern) and WD arrow inspection mark. 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 19688
£795.00

**BEST QUALITY**C1810-1815 Georgian Manton Form English, 28 Bore, Flintlock Pistol Made For The French / Continental Market With Profuse Gilded Trophies Of Arms & Flamboyant Decoration, Barrel With ‘J.T.’ Alongside ‘V’ Marks. Sn 19686 - 19686
This is a best quality English flintlock pistol in the style of Manton the prestigious English gunmaker, made C1810-1815 most likely for the French or Continental market. The elegant full wood stock has just light bumps and bruises to be expected and has finely chequered panels at the grip. The lock has a Manton style ‘v’ shape fully rain proof pan with frizzen roller and it has a Pigeon breasted cock. The hammer is fitted with flint. The action works crisply. The back of the grip has a flamboyant French style Silver escutcheon, raised Trophy of arms, Mercury gilded side plate with butt cap and trigger guard of same high relief. The lock was most likely originally blued and gilt finished (a fragment of gilding is present on the rear of the lock). There are traces of fine foliate engraved decoration on the barrel, barrel tang, lock plate and hammer. The sighted barrel is 10” length and has English proofs. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age & use. The underside of the barrel has ‘J.T.’ Alongside ‘V’ Mark, most likely the barrel maker. The pistol is 16 ¾” overall length. The gun has its original ebonised wood ram rod with brass cap and brass tip which unscrews to reveal a worm. This quality pistol was most likely originally one of a pair in a named case. The price for this impressive flintlock pistol 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 19686
£2,450.00

C1840 English 50 Bore Percussion Pocket Pistol With Turn Off Barrel. Sn 19687 - 19687
This a good English percussion pocket pistol made C1840. It is 6 ½”overall with a 2 ¼” screw off barrel (a tool is required to turn off the barrel, we do not have the tool). The barrel’s smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age and use. The action and barrel have crisp English proofs. Its action is decorated on both sides with foliate panels. There is no visible makers name. It has its original bag shaped wood grip. The back of the grip is inlaid with void white metal escutcheon. The trigger guard is decorated with a stylised star motif. The weapon cocks and dry fires crisply. 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 19687
£295.00

**ORIGINAL ALL MATCHING NUMBERS INCLUDING CYLINDER**American Civil War 1861, Cased, Colt USA .31 Calibre, Cap And Ball, Pocket Model of 1849 Revolver With Original Colt Accessories. Sn 19685 - 19685
The American Gold Rush of 1848 inspired Colt to produce pocket versions of their legendary 6 shot revolvers. Civil war soldiers of both the Union and Confederate states also privately purchased these weapons. This original Colt made .31 Calibre Cap and Ball, Pocket Model of 1849 Revolver is in excellent condition with even patina throughout and has attractive undamaged American walnut grips. It has a 4” octagonal barrel and measures 9” overall length. The rifled bore has staining and residue consistent with age & use. The left side of its frame is stamped 'Colts Patent' and the barrel ’Address Saml Colt Hartford CT’. The cylinder is stamped 'Colts Patent’ & serial number ‘No. 177689. It has matching serial numbers stamped on its barrel block, frame, trigger guard and butt. The serial number dates the pistol’s production date to 1861. The cylinder has the typical faint die rolled scene depicting a stage coach driver routing hold up men with his Colt revolver. The pistol has a small bead foresight, notched hammer rear sight and captive lever ram rod. The weapon has a nice tight action and works crisply. It is contained in its original, tailor made, wood case. The case is lined with felt and has compartments which snugly fit the weapon with additional compartments for accessories. The accessory compartments contain a copper and brass black powder flask with embossed American Eagle devices and sprung brass nozzle, a Colt’s Patent marked double ball & bullet mould, a quantity of .31 calibre moulded lead balls / bullets, 2 Colt percussion cap tins one with green paper labelling ‘W&C Eley London Expressly For Colt Pistols’, the other white labelled ‘W&C Eley London Expressly For Colt Pistols’ and a Colt’s patent marked steel tool. The case has a single central lock (at some time in its history the key has been lost). The price for this excellent original Colt pistol set includes UK delivery. NB As an antique cap and ball revolver, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 19685
£2,250.00

Early 1800’s English Form .700 Calbre Flintlock Converted To Percussion Traveling / Holster Pistol . Sn 19684 - 19684
This is a Flintlock Traveling / Holster Pistol nipple & drum converted to percussion. It measures 15 ½” overall with a 9" two stage steel barrel and one piece full wood stock. The smooth bore is clean. The barrel has black powder proofs. The pistol has brass fittings including cudgel butt. The trigger guard with extended tang has foliate engraved decoration. The action and Dolphin hammer have foliate engraved decoration. There are no visible maker or date marks on the pistol. It is complete with wood ram rod which has a brass end cap. It's cocking & firing 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 19684
£695.00

Victorian C1860 English Police Constabulary .650 Carbine Calibre Percussion Belt Pistol By Hiatt, Birmingham To Hyde Division (Cheshire County) Weapon Number 2. Sn 19683:1 - 19683:1
In the Autumn of 1856 as a result of the County and Borough Police Act 1856. Cheshire Justices were obliged to establish a paid Police Force for the whole of each County area including Hyde which at that formed part of Cheshire. In 1899 Hyde established its own Constabulary. In 1947 Hyde became part of the Cheshire Constabulary and now forms part of the Greater Manchester Policing area. Hiatt of Birmingham were renowned makers of early Police handcuffs and other Police equipment. This very good Constabulary percussion belt pistol made C1860 marked to Hyde Division is signed 'Hiatt’ (J.G. Hiatt, Birmingham). It is 13” overall with a 7” octagonal barrel. The smoothbore has just light staining consistent with age and use. The Walnut furniture is a nice deep brown with chequered grip and steel furniture. It has its original captive steel ram rod and steel belt bar. The side plate, grip strap and trigger guard with acanthus bud finial have foliate engraved decoration & the side plate is marked 'Hiatt'. The top of the barrel is faintly marked ’Hyde Division No.2’. It has a bead fore sight & sliding safety catch feature. The action functions 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 part of a display or collection. Sn 19683:1
£1,200.00

1760-1820 George III British Enfield Tower .650 Carbine Calibre Light Dragoon Flintlock Pistol Marked ‘D-16’ To The 16th Queens Light Dragoons (Burgoyne's Light Horse) & Later Issued To The Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Cavalry) With Regulation Brass Fittings - 19683
The 16th The Queen's Lancers was a Cavalry Regiment of the British Army, first raised in 1759. It saw service for two centuries, before being amalgamated with the 5th Royal Irish Lancers to form the 16th/5th Lancers) in 1922. The Regiment was raised in 1759 by Colonel John Burgoyne as the 16th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons, being the second of the new Regiments of Light Dragoons; it was also known as Burgoyne's Light Horse. The Regiment saw much action during the Napoleonic peninsular wars. It charged with John Vandeleur's Cavalry Brigade at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815 fought at the Battle of Salamanca in July 1812, the Siege of Burgos in September 1812 and the Battle of Vitoria in June 1813. The Regiment had been the sole British Cavalry Regiment to serve throughout the Peninsular War and at the Hundred Days. The various Troops that eventually became the Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Cavalry were raised in the 1790s. The Nottingham Town Troop can be said to be the first Troop of the South Notts Yeomanry. This is an original Enfield Tower Lock Dragoon / Cavalry flintlock pistol made during the reign of King George III [1760 - 1820] to the 16th Dragoons and later issued to the Notts Yeomanry Cavalry. It is 15 ½” overall length, with a nicely stamped Enfield ‘Tower’ marked lock plate. The lock plate is also marked with the King’s Crown and ‘GR’ (George III Rex). It has regulation brass furniture including brass fore end cap, stepped butt cap and trigger guard with extended tang. The trigger guard is marked ‘D-16’ to the 16th Dragoons. It has its original captive steel ram rod and original walnut stock which has a brass stock plate engraved ‘Notts Yeomanry’ indicating later issue to their Cavalry. The stock has just bumps and bruises to be expected. The smooth bore of the 9” round steel barrel has staining and residue consistent with age & use. The barrel has crisp black powder proof marks and is engraved ‘D+XVI’ to the 16th Dragoons. The lock’s cocking and firing actions work crisply. The heavy military hammer is fitted with flint. The price for this well marked pistol 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 19683
£2,250.00

English, Pre 1850's James Rodgers Sheffield ‘Self Protector’.31 Calibre Percussion Fighting Knife Pistol With Horn Scales, German Silver Barrel & Fittings With Accessories Contained In A Concealable Burr Oak Book Case. Sn 19676 - 19676
This is an excellent original James Rodgers Sheffield percussion ‘Self Protector’ knife pistol. James Rodgers and later Unwin & Rodgers made ‘Self protector’ branded knife pistols. The pistol dates to pre 1850's when the Sheffield gun maker was granted a patent for rim fire cartridge guns. Overall the pistol when closed is 6 ½”. The barrel and frame are German silver. The 3 ½” octagonal tapered barrel has a small bead foresight. The barrel’s smooth bore is clean. One of the barrel flats is crisply marked with two Victorian proof marks. It has a steel hammer and nipple, fold down trigger and it's cocking & firing actions are crisp. There are folding knife blades. The large fighting blade with medial ridge blade is 3 ¼” length, sharp and locks in place when open (the blade is released for closing by operation of a small lever at the blade bolster). The blade has staining consistent with age. The small blade is 2 ¼” length and is clean. Neither blade has any manufacturer marks. The base of the butt has a trap with hinged lid. It has polished horn scales. The scales have some small nibbles to the edges but are totally secure. The pistol is contained in a period hand crafted Burr Oak wood case in the form of a book purposely made for concealment in a library/ book case. The edges of the case have been coloured and crafted to resemble pages of a book. The spine of the 'book' pulls open revealing a draw with felt lined compartments to fit the pistol and accessories which consist of an empty Eley Bros London japanned percussion cap tin and a brass handled steel ram rod. The case measures 6”x 8 ¼”x 2 ¼”. 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 collection or display. Sn 19676
£1,495.00

American Civil War Era, 1851-1863 Patent Cooper Firearms Manufacturing Co USA .31 Calibre, 5 Shot, Cap & Ball Double Action Percussion Revolver. Sn 19668 - 19668
The Cooper Firearms Manufacturing Co of Philadelphia, Manufactured pistols From 1851 To 1869. When Colt's Patents for revolving firearms expired in 1857 Cooper Firearms Co began Manufacturing Colt Patent expired weapons. Many of their weapons were used during the American Civil War. This is an excellent, original 5” octagonal barrel version of their .31" Calibre, 5 shot percussion revolver with captive lever ram rod. The metal work has even patina throughout. Its cylinder is stamped with number '11375'. The pistol has a brass grip frame. The top of the barrel is marked by the manufacturer ' Cooper Firearms Manufacturing Co, Frankford, Phila PA. PAT JAN 7, 1851-APRIL 25, 1854-SEPT 4, 1860-SEPT 1, 1862-SEPT 22, 1863'. It has an undamaged Walnut grip. The pistol's loading and firing actions work as they should in both single and double action. 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 part of a collection or display. Sn 19668
£1,200.00
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