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SOLD SOLD (22/09) Cased, American Hopkins & Allen Manufacturing Company USA 1871 Patent ‘BLUE JACKET No 2’ .32 Rim Fire Calibre Nickel Plated 5 Shot Single Action Revolver & Accessories. Sn 18804 - 18804
Hopkins & Allen Arms Company was a U.S firearms manufacturing company based in Norwich, Connecticut that was founded in 1868 by Charles W. Allen, Charles A. Converse, Horace Briggs, Samuel S. Hopkins and Charles W. Hopkins. The Hopkins brothers ran the day-to-day operations of the company until it went bankrupt in 1916 and was subsequently bought by Marlin-Rockwell. Known as the ‘Blue Jacket No2 ’ Model, this revolver 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 an original example of the ‘BLUE JACKET No2’. It retains some its original nickel finish with areas of staining consistent with age. It has a 2 ¾” round steel barrel (7” overall). The top of the frame is crisply marked 'Hopkins & Allen Mfg Co BLUE JACKET No2 Pat Mar 28 1871'. The underside of the barrel is numbered with what looks like 14817. It has a sheathed trigger, steel hammer and undamaged Walnut heartwood grips. The pistol has a German silver blade fore sight and groove on the cylinder frame rear sight. The action is single action only & works crisply. The pistol is contained in its wood case with hinged lid. The top of the lid is inlaid with a void central brass oval. The case a brass clasp fastener operated by depressing a brass button. The case is lined with felt. The case has compartments which contain accessories including 2 hook tools with wire brush attachments and 11 moulded lead bullet heads inserted in a purpose made block with drilled holes that hold the bullets firmly in place. The price for this cased pistol with accessories includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18804
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (24/09) C1780 I. Oates Worcester 50 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Concealed Folding Trigger, Safety Bolt & Turn Off Steel Barrel. Sn 18747 - 18747
This is an excellent, pocket pistol by I. Oates Worcester (unknown) made C1780. Its screw off barrel is 1 ¾” in length. The smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age and use. The pistol measures 6 ¼” overall length. Its action has engraved oval panels on the left and right sides together with Martial banners foliage. The left panel is signed by the manufacturer ‘I.Oates’, the right ‘Worcester’. The top of the action has a safety bolt. The underside of the action has crisp proofs. It has a concealed folding steel trigger & swan neck hammer. The pistol's bag shaped walnut grip is undamaged. The rear of the stock has an inlaid void shield shaped silver escutcheon. The pistol’s action is strong. 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 part of a collection or display. Sn 18747
£0.00

C1800 Henry Nock London Flintlock Double Barrel, Over & Under 120 Bore, Double Turn Off Barrelled Pocket Pistol With Side Tap Lever. Sn 18801 - 18801
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. Nock's business eventually became Wilkinson Sword. This is an excellent C1800 flintlock pocket pistol with double over & under turn off barrels. It's barrels are 1 ¾” length. The barrels smooth bores are clean. The underside of the action has proofs. The action has the correct tap lever to allow the upper and lower barrels to be fired separately (the tap revolves the pan in the breech). One side of the action has Martial banners and arms & H.Nock signature. The reverse also has banners and arms and ‘London’. The pistol's bag shaped wood grip is undamaged and inlaid with void oval silver escutcheon. The pistol has a safety bolt and the hammer is fitted with flint. The pistol cocks and dry fires crisply and ther tap action operates firmly. The 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 18801
£695.00

C1850 Cased Liege Belgium Double Damascus 15 Bore Percussion ‘Howdah’ Pistol With Rifled Barrels & Accessories. Sn 18803 - 18803
The Howdah pistol was a large-calibre handgun, often with two or four barrels, used in India and Africa from the beginning of the nineteenth century and into the early twentieth century, during the period of British Colonial rule. It was typically intended for defence against Tigers, Lions, and other dangerous animals that might be encountered in remote areas. The term "howdah pistol" comes from the howdah, a large platform mounted on the back of an Elephant. Hunters, especially during the period of the British Raj in India, used Howdahs as a platform for hunting wild animals and needed large-calibre side-arms for protection from animal attacks at close quarters. The earliest Howdah pistols were flintlock designs, and it was not until about 60 years later percussion models in single or double barrel configuration were seen. Even though Howdah pistols were designed for emergency defence from dangerous animals in Africa and India, British Officers adopted them for personal protection in other far-flung outposts of the British Empire. This is a percussion double barrel Howdah with Liege proof mark made C1850. Its side by side Damascus barrels are 7” in length. It measures 14 ¼” overall length. The rifled bores have just light staining consistent with age. It has a broad top rib and small brass blade fore sight. The rear sight consists of a groove to the top of the action. It is complete with its steel ram rod with brass end cap which sits inside the weapons’ walnut stock which has chequered panels at the grip and flat butt with hinged leaf shaped brass trap. It has double triggers and heavy Dolphin hammers. The brass trigger guard and ram flute have tooled decoration. The pistol has no visible makers mark but one barrel has a small Liege proof mark (illustrated). The pistol cocks and dry fires crisply. The pistol is contained in its later wood case with hinged lid. The top of the lid is inlaid with a void central brass roundel. The case has a brass lock (key absent). The case is lined with felt. The case has compartments which contain accessories including a wood handled cleaning rod with wire brush, a wood handled tool, a brass cup measure with wood handle, a C&JW Hawksley Sheffield marked copper & brass powder flask, 5 moulded lead balls and empty metal W.E. London labelled percussion cap tin. The price for this cased pistol with accessories 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 18803
£1,295.00

SOLD SOLD (20/09) **RARE DOUBLE TRIGGERS**MINT BORE** Cased British Victorian Tranter’s Patent Large Frame .54" Bore Five Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver & Accessories. Sn 18755 - 18755
This is an excellent, original, Cased, Tranter’s Patent .54" Bore 5 shot percussion revolver with spurless hammer and rare to find double triggers. The weapon's lever loading arm & double action firing mechanism work as they should. The large trigger is stamped ‘Tranter’. It has a 6 ¼” octagonal barrel (12 ½” overall. The barrel’s bore is near mint clean & bright with crisp rifling. It has a large closed military frame, blade fore sight & ‘v’ notch frame rear sight. The frame is crisply marked ‘No. 5488 T’. The barrel and cylinder have black powder proofs. Its dark coloured finely chequered walnut grip is in excellent undamaged condition. The pistol's metal work is undamaged & has best quality crisp foliate engraved decoration. The pistol is contained in its original mahogany case with hinged lid. The top of the lid is inlaid with a void central brass roundel. The case has a brass lock (key absent) and brass hook fasteners. The case is lined with rich green felt and has compartments which contain accessories including a small James Dixon & Sons Sheffield marked white metal oil bottle with screw top lid and integral applicator, ebony handled tools, cleaning rod, an empty percussion cap tin with Eley Bros London label, a James Dixon & Sons Sheffield marked copper and brass powder flask, a tin of W.Tranter’s Patent lubricating composition with label that has directions for use, a W.Tranter’s Patent lubricating bullets tin which contains a quantity of moulded lead bullets, a hinged brass and steel bullet mould marked Tranter’s Patent & 2 spare nipples. 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 18755
£0.00

**RARE**MINT BORE**Cased, London Armoury Company / Alexander Henry Edinburgh Kerr’s Patent .36 Calibre Single Action Percussion Revolver With Side Mounted Hammer Serial Number 430 (Serial Number Range Of LAC’s American Civil War Confederate Contract) - 18758
James Kerr had been the foreman for the Deane, Adams and Deane gun factory. Robert Adams, one of the partners and inventor of the Adams revolver, was Kerr's cousin. Kerr developed an improvement to the Adams revolver, British Patent No. 1722 of July 28, 1855, and when Adams left the Deane brothers to found the London Armoury Company on February 9, 1856, Kerr went with him. The London Armoury Company manufactured military rifles and revolvers. Kerr's Patent Revolver was an unusual 5-shot revolver manufactured from 1859 to 1866 by the London Armoury Company. Most were made in 44 Calibre (54 Bore) and only a few in the smaller .36 Calibre. When the American Civil War began in 1860 and the governments of both the United States and the Confederacy began purchasing arms in Britain. In November 1861, 1,600 revolvers were purchased for the Union army, at $18.00 a piece. However Confederate arms buyers Maj. Caleb Huse and Cpt. James D. Bulloch contracted for all the rifles and revolvers the Armoury could produce (and the Confederate government could pay for). As a result, the London Armoury Company became a major arms supplier to the Confederacy, selling the most of the 11,000 Kerr revolvers produced to Huse. It is easily recognised by its side-mounted hammer. This is an excellent, original, cased Kerr single action revolver in the scarce .36 calibre. It has the correct captive loading lever and side mounted hammer. Beneath the hammer arm is a safety catch which functions as it should. The pistol has a 5 ½” octagonal barrel (11 ½” overall). The barrel has the famous Alexander Henry’s Scottish gumaker’s address ‘8 South Street Edinburgh’ and English proofs. The bore is near mint clean and bright with crisp rifling. One barrel flat is signed ‘LAC’ (London Armoury Company) and has Victorian English proofs. It has a brass post fore sight and ‘v’ frame rear sight. The metal in the white is clean. The action frame is signed ‘London Armoury’ and the action tang ‘Alexr Henry’. The action frame also has ‘Kerr’s Patent 430’. The number is repeated on the cylinder (the number is the serial number of the gun, and not the patent number). The serial number puts the weapon in the serial number range of those supplied to the confederate military but there are no Confederate marks on the pistol. The cylinder has Victorian proofs. Its chequered walnut grip is undamaged. The pistol's Kerr's Patent firing mechanism works as it should. The pistol is contained in its wood case. The felt lined case has compartments which snugly fit the weapon and its accessories. The accessory compartments contain an original brass and copper black powder flask, 2 tools, brass & steel double bullet & ball mould numbered 95, 2 moulded lead bullets & 3 spare nipples. The case has a brass lock (key absent). The inside of the lid has original trade label with kerr’s patent information, instructions for use and cleaning. The price for this rare cased pistol worthy of further research includes UK delivery. NB As an antique cap & ball percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18758
£3,500.00

SOLD SOLD (20/09) Cased, Large Frame Victorian British Officer’s C1860's Deane & Son London Bridge (Deane Adams Deane Model), Adams Patent 54 Bore Five Shot Double Action Muzzle Loading Percussion Revolver With Accessories. Sn 18757 - 18757
Robert Adams was shop manager for George and John Deane of 30 King William St., London Bridge, and designed the revolver came to be known as the Deane Adams Deane model. Adams split with the Deane firm in 1856. The Deane firm remained at 30 King William St. and became "Dean and son". Until the arrival of Samuel Colt at the Great Exhibition of 1851 with his display of percussion revolvers, British gun makers had largely neglected this style of weapon except for pepperbox revolvers. The arrival of Colt with his American methods of promoting business caused much resentment in the British gun trade. The outcome was a surge in quality revolver design and production by British makers including Deane Adams & Deane & Deane & Son. This is an excellent, original, cased, Deane & Son (Deane Adams Deane Model), 5 shot percussion revolver. The weapon's firing mechanism works as it should, correctly, in both double and single action. It has a 6” octagonal barrel (12 ½” overall). The rifled bore is clean. The barrel has a post fore sight & notched plate on the frame rear sight. The top of the frame is crisply marked 'Deane & Son, London Bridge'. The action has a sliding safety hook. The frame is engraved with faint indistinct lettering and ‘Patent ‘No.6919L’. The barrel & cylinder have English black powder proofs. It’s finely chequered walnut grip is in excellent undamaged condition and it has a steel butt plate. The pistol's metal work is undamaged with original blue finish. The pistol is contained in its original mahogany case with hinged lid. The top of the lid is inlaid with a void central brass roundel. The case has a brass lock (key absent). The case is lined with green felt. The case has compartments which contain accessories including a white metal oil tin with screw top lid and integral oil applicator, a brass and steel double bullet mould which is marked with calibre detail ‘54’, 2 steel tools with ebony handles, an Ebony handled cleaning rod with brass tip, a James Dixon & sons Sheffield marked copper & brass powder flask and empty Eley bros labelled percussion cap tin. The price for this cased pistol with accessories 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 18757
£0.00

Cased, Victorian British Officer’s Reilly London Adams Patent 38 Calibre 5 Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver To Lieut General Julian Hamilton Hall Coldstream Guards (Saw Action In The Crimean War) With Accessories. Sn 18756 - 18756
Born the son of Sir John Hall, 5th Baronet, Julian Hamilton Hall (1837-1911) was commissioned as an ensign in the Coldstream Guards on 2 August 1854. He saw action in the Crimean War. He became commanding officer of the Cheshire Regiment in May 1883 before moving on to be Assistant-Adjutant and Quartermaster-General at Headquarters Home District in December 1884 and General Officer Commanding North Western District in April 1890; he retired in April 1895 (an A4 size printout from Internet resources containing the above antecedents accompanies the pistol). Robert Adams was shop manager for George and John Deane of 30 King William St., London Bridge, and designed the revolver came to be known as the Deane Adams Deane model. Adams split with the Deane firm in 1856. The Deane firm remained at 30 King William St. and became "Dean and son". Until the arrival of Samuel Colt at the Great Exhibition of 1851 with his display of percussion revolvers, British gun makers had largely neglected this style of weapon except for pepperbox revolvers. The arrival of Colt with his American methods of promoting business caused much resentment in the British gun trade. The outcome was a surge in quality revolver design and production by British makers including Deane Adams & Deane & Deane & Son & other British Gunmakers. These British revolvers were popular private purchase items for British officers. This is an excellent, original, cased, Reilly London Adams patent 5 shot percussion revolver. The weapon's firing mechanism works as it should, correctly, in double action only. It has a 4 ½” octagonal barrel (9 ¾” overall). The rifled bore is clean. The barrel has a blade fore sight & notched plate on the frame rear sight. The top of the frame is signed ‘Reilly New Oxford Street London’. It has foliate engraving to the frame & trigger guard. The frame is engraved ‘Adams Patent’ ‘No.201208Y’ and ‘Julian Hall Coldstrm Gds’ indicating that this revolver was bought by the Officer for his Crimea War service. The barrel & cylinder have English black powder proofs. Its finely chequered walnut grip is in excellent undamaged condition and it has a steel butt plate. The pistol's metal work is undamaged with original blue finish which has even patina. The pistol is contained in its original Mahogany case with hinged lid. The top of the lid is inlaid with a void central brass roundel. The case has a brass lock (key absent). The case is lined with green felt and has a nice Reilly Gunmaker London trade label with New Oxford Street address. The case has compartments which contain accessories including a white metal oil tin with screw top lid and integral oil applicator, a steel tool with wood handle, a quantity of moulded lead balls, an ebony handled cleaning rod with brass tip, a copper & brass powder flask with sprung nozzle & an empty F.Joyce London labelled percussion cap tin. The price for this cased pistol to a High ranking British officer worthy of further research & accessories 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 18756
£3,250.00

SOLD SOLD (10/09) 2nd Model 1859 Patent Manhattan Arms Manufacturing Co .31 Calibre, 6 Shot Single Action Cap & Ball Percussion Revolver With Factory Tooled Foliate Decoration & Cylinder ‘Stage Coach Hold Up Scene’ & Octagonal Barrel. Sn 18761 - 18761
The Manhattan Arms Manufacturing Co. was founded in New Jersey U.S.A. When Colt's Patents for revolving firearms expired in 1857 Manhattan began Manufacturing Colt Patent expired weapons. Production continued until C1873. Many of their weapons were used during the American Civil War. This is a very good, original 2nd Model, 5” barrel version of the 2nd Model Manhattan .31 Calibre, 6 shot percussion revolver with drop down loading lever. The barrel’s bore has just light staining to be expected with age and use & crisp rifling. The metal work has even patina and crisp factory tooled foliate decoration. The cylinder has crisp Cylinder ‘Stage Coach Hold Up Scene’ similar to scenes found on period Colt revolvers . The top of the barrel is signed ‘Manhattan Fire Arms MFG Co New York' and the underside of the barrrel is numbered 1293. The underside of the action has ‘Patented Dec 27 1859’. It has its original undamaged American Walnut grip. The pistol's loading and firing actions work crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18761
£0.00

**SOLD**9/9**MINT BORE**MATCHING NUMBERS**1st Model American Civil War Era, Manhattan Arms Manufacturing Co (Colt M1861 Navy) .36 Naval Calibre, 5 Shot Single Action Cap & Ball Percussion Revolver With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 18762 - 18762
The Manhattan Arms Manufacturing Co. was founded in New Jersey U.S.A. When Colt's Patents for revolving firearms expired in 1857 Manhattan began Manufacturing Colt Patent expired weapons including the iconic Colt Navy Revolver. Production continued until C1873. Many of their weapons were used during the American Civil War. This is an excellent, original 1st Model, 5” barrel version of the Manhattan (Colt Navy) .36 Calibre, 5 shot percussion revolver with drop down loading lever. The barrel’s bore is near mint, clean and bright with crisp rifling. The metal work has even patina and it has the correct brass grip frame. The cylinder has decorative etched panels. The top of the frame is signed ‘Manhattan Fire Arms MFG Co New York'. The pistol's steel frame, barrel block, brass butt of the grip frame & trigger guard assembly are stamped with matching serial numbers '1143'. It has its original undamaged American Walnut grip. The pistol's loading and firing actions work crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18762
£0.00
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