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SOLD SOLD (02/07).VERY RARE** MINT BORE**1867 Dated Westley Richards Whitworth Patent .451/475 Calibre 'Monkey Tail' Breech Loading Percussion Pistol. Sn 17475 - 17475
British Military Trials on Breech Loading firearms began in the mid 1800's. The most successful rifle was that submitted by Westley Richards. Its breech consisted of a plunger attached to a long handle which, when the breech was closed, lay along the top of the stock neck and was raised to open it, thus earning the nickname of the monkey-tail from its distinctive silhouette. This is a superb example of the large (15" overall) 'Monkey tail' .451 Calibre pistol made by Westley Richards made in 1867. It has excellent original woodwork which has a lovely grain. The wood has a small 'D.G' impressed inspection mark. It has a heavy military hammer, 9" barrel with block and blade foresight, trigger with knurled edge, steel ramrod and correct monkey tail hinged breech. The bore is near mint, clean and bright with crisp rifling. The breech is stamped 'WESTLEY RICHARDS PATENT'. It's plain lock plate is marked 'WESTLEY RICHARDS & Co' & Dated '1867' within triangle. The barrel is marked '.451/ .475 25 GRAINS' (calibre) and 'WHITWORTH PATENT'. The left side of the breech is stamped with inspection/proof marks and serial number '348'. It has brass fore stock block, trigger guard with extended tang and brass butt cap with military lanyard ring.. Its loading and firing mechanisms work with a strong spring action. The price for this rare pistol in excellent condition includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calbre antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17475
£0.00

C1850 English, Rogers London, 54 Bore Brass Box Lock Percussion Traveling Pistol With Folding Trigger & Rifled Octagonal Screw Off Barrel. Sn 17470 - 17470
There were several Gunsmiths named Rogers working in the London area in the mid 1800’s. This is an excellent, box lock traveling pistol made C1850 by Rogers of London. It is 7 ½” overall with a 3 ¼” screw off octagonal barrel. The barrel’s bore has residue and staining consistent with age and use and well defined rifling. It has impressed black powder proofs on the underside of the action and barrel. The brass action is signed on one side ‘Rogers’ within foliate engraved decoration and the other side ‘London’ also within engraved foliate decoration. The action has a strong spring. It has a Dolphin hammer and folding trigger. The original chequered walnut grip is undamaged. The grip has diamond shaped silver escutcheon. 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 17470
£495.00

C1850 English, Manton London, 50 Bore Box Lock Percussion Traveling Pistol With Octagonal Screw Off Barrel. Sn 17450 - 17450
The famous English gunsmiths John Manton (1752-1834) & Son, George Henry (1789-1854) worked at 6 Dover Street Piccadilly London. They were gunmakers to the British Royal family. Joseph Manton 6 April 1766 – 29 June 1835 was born in Grantham, Lincolnshire in 1766, and at the age of 14 was apprenticed to a local gunmaker. In 1781, he began working under his brother, John Manton at 6 Dover Street, London. This is a nice box lock traveling pistol made C1850 by Manton London. It is 8 ¼” overall with a 3 ½” screw off octagonal barrel (the barrel has obviously been attached to the pistol for many years and does not unscrew). The barrel’s smooth bore has residue and staining consistent with age and use. It has impressed black powder proofs on the underside of the action and barrel. The top barrel flat is signed ‘Manton London’. The action has a strong spring and safety bolt. It has a Dolphin hammer and the action has quality tooled decoration. The original walnut grip is undamaged. The grip has German Silver butt cap with tooled decoration and diamond shaped German silver escutcheon. 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 17450
£375.00

**SOLD**SOLD**17/6**C1820 English 38 Bore Flintlock Traveling Pistol. Sn 17427:10 - 17427:10
This is a very good flintlock traveling pistol made in the English form C1820. The pistol has no visible maker or proof marks. It measures just 8” overall and has a 3 ¼” brown wash steel barrel which is inlaid with silver wire decoration for two thirds of its length. The barrel’s smooth bore is clean. Its hammer is fitted with flint and it’s action has a strong spring creating a bright spark. It has a steel trigger guard with extended tang and wood ram rod with polished horn end cap. The all original dark walnut full stock has a void white metal escutcheon on top of the wrist. The wood has just the knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected with age. 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 17427:10
£0.00

CASED, C1840 English, Thomas Conway Manchester .36 Calibre Transitional Bar Hammer 6 Shot Percussion Revolver & Accessories. Sn 17427:9 - 17427:9
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 cased, transitional bar hammer revolver by Conway Manchester. The pistol has a 4 ½” octagonal barrel and measures 11” overall. The barrel and cylinder are stamped with black powder proofs. The bore has just staining consistent with age & use and has crisp rifling. The action, hammer, trigger guard and grip frame have tooled decoration. The top barrel flat is signed ‘Conway Manchester’. The pistol has its original undamaged chequered Walnut grip. The pistol’s double action bar hammer firing mechanism works as it should. The pistol is contained in its fitted wood case with hinged lid. The top of the lid is inlaid with a void brass shield. The inside of case is lined with felt. The case has a lock with key. The case has compartments which contain accessories including an empty percussion cap tin, a steel bullet mould, a copper and brass black powder flask with embossed game bird scenes, a small metal container with screw top lid & a wood cleaning rod with brass tip. The price for this excellent cased pistol by a famous gunsmith 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 17427:9
£1,250.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 25/06) **MINT BORE**Cased, American Civil War Era, Remington 1858 Army New Model 6 Shot, .44 Calibre Single Action Revolver With Accessories. Sn 17427:8 - 17427:8
The Remington 1858 Army New Model Revolvers were used during the American Civil War and the design was the beginning of a successful line of medium and large frame percussion revolvers. Due to limited availability of Colt 1860 Army Revolvers at the time, large numbers of the Remington revolver were ordered by the U.S. Government. It was favoured for its durability. This is an excellent original Civil War Era, Model 1858 Army New Model, Large frame, .44 calibre, revolver. The pistol has an 8" octagonal barrel and measures 14" overall. The barrel’s bore is near mint clean and bright with crisp rifling. It has a conical German silver post fore sight, grooved frame rear sight & captive lever ramrod. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘17283’. The top barrel flat is signed ‘Patented Sept 14 1858 E. Remington& Sons Ilion New York USA’. The left side of the action has a small ‘F’ factory inspector’s mark. The metal work in the white has no pitting or rust and it has a brass trigger guard. Its original walnut grip has just knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age & use. The pistol cocks and dry fires correctly in single action. The pistol is complete with later fitted wood case. The centre of the exterior of the lid is inlaid with void brass plate. The case has a brass lock with key. The inside of the case is lined with blue/ grey material & contoured to snugly fit the pistol. It has compartments for accessories which consist of an original brass and copper black powder flask with embossed hunting dog and game birds scenes, a brass ball & bullet mould, a brass cleaning rod, an empty Joyce London labelled percussion cap tin, an empty antique ivory pot with screw top lid and a wooden pot with screw top lid that contains 2 spare nipples. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique cap & ball percussion revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17427:8
£0.00

**MINT BORE**C1880 French Eugene Lefaucheux Paris 9mm Pinfire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Military Revolver With Ornate Tooled Foliate Decoration & Folding Trigger. Sn 17456 - 17456
This is an excellent 6 shot, pin fire French military revolver. It has a 4” round steel barrel (8 ¾” overall). The pistol’s bore is near mint bright and clean with crisp rifling. The top of the barrel is crisply signed with E. Lefaucheux Paris Bte manufacturer detail (illustrated). It has a triangular post fore sight and the rear sight consists of a grooved hammer. The pistol’s walnut grip has just light bumps and bruises to be expected. The frame & cylinder have ornate, deep cut tooled foliate decoration. The frame is numbered 8873 and has the Lefaucheux ‘LF’ inspection mark together with his pistol trademark. It has its original captive steel ejector rod. The pistol is side gate loading, has a folding trigger which has a partially visible number ‘116?’and is fully functioning in both single & double action. The butt is fitted with military lanyard ring. The price includes UK delivery NB As an obsolete calibre, antique, pin fire weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 17456
£875.00

American Civil War 1861-1865 William P. Uhlinger Philadelphia Pennsylvania / D.D. Cone Washington DC, Union Army Officer’s 32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Revolver (Smith & Wesson No. 2 Army). Sn 17449 - 17449
William P. Uhlinger produced about 10,000 rim fire cartridge revolvers (two types in .22 caliber and one type in .32 caliber) in Philadelphia, PA between 1861 and 1865. He had purchased the tools and parts on hand of William Hankins, who had left his former gun making business behind to form a new venture with Sharps rifle inventor Christian Sharps, thus forming the firm of Sharps & Hankins. Since the guns that Uhlinger was producing were revolvers with bored through cylinders, he was in violation of the Rollin White Patent, which was held by Smith & Wesson. As a result Uhlinger produced the guns under a variety of trade names such as WL Grant, JP Lower and DD Cone in an attempt to conceal the identity of actual manufacturer, and avoid any legal troubles. About 50% of his pistols were also manufactured with no markings at all. He assumed this would help to avoid detection of his patent violations by Smith & Wesson, but it did not. He was eventually sued by Smith & Wesson for patent violations, and they won the case. The suit essentially put Uhlinger out of the gun business, and resulted in his gun being an interesting footnote in firearms history. many Union soldiers went to war with a small frame Uhlinger .22rf pistol in his pocket for emergencies, and many line officers found the robust design of his solid frame .32rf pistol as a much sturdier choice for their personal defence than the Smith & Wesson No 2 Old Army revolver. This is one of Uhlinger’s D.D. CONE marked, .32 rimfire pistols (see Flayderman’s guide page 404 item 8A-184). The pistol’s metal work has even patina. It has an American Walnut grip which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected. The butt of the grip frame, barrel and cylinder have matching numbers 2496. The top rib of its 5” octagonal barrel is marked ‘D.D. Cone Washington DC ( Cone was a patent attorney who as far is known did not market any of these firearms) . The barrel’s rifled bore is clean with well defined rifling. The pistol measures 10 ¼” overall and has a blade fore sight, grooved frame rear sight and sheathed trigger. As is common with these pistol’s its side gate and ejector rod are absent. The pistol’s single action firing mechanism works as it should. The price for this lesser known American Civil War cartridge revolver includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17449
£975.00

SOLD SOLD (11/06) Quality, English, C1850's Unwin & Rodgers Sheffield Patent 'NON* XLL Protector' .25 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Combination Knife Pistol With Polished Horn Scales, German Silver Octagonal Barrel & Fittings. Sn 17454 - 17454
This is an excellent original Unwin & Rodgers .25 RF calibre combination knife pistol. The pistol dates to around the mid 1850s when the Sheffield company was granted a patent for rim fire cartridge guns. Overall the pistol when closed is 6 ¾” length. The octagonal barrel, frame, bolsters and integral cartridge box with hinged lid on the rear of the frame are of German silver. The 3 ¼” octagonal barrel has a small bead foresight. The smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age and use. One barrel flat is crisply marked with two English proof marks. It has a steel hammer and folding trigger. its cocking & firing actions are nice & strong. There are two folding knife blades, one single edged blade measures 2 ¾” length and is etched on one side with Eagle device and the word ‘Protector’. The other blade is single edged with drop point and measures 3” length. Both blades are marked 'NON* XLL UNWIN & RODGERS PATENT'. It has excellent undamaged polished horn grips chequered for about half their length on the bag shaped pistol grip butt section. The price for this superb quality made piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17454
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 11/06) American Civil War Era, 1863, Colt New York Model 1860 Army .44 Calibre Cap & Ball Percussion Revolver. Sn 17455 - 17455
The Colt Model 1860 Army was a muzzle-loading cap & ball .44-calibre revolver used during the American Civil War. It was used as a side arm by Cavalry, Infantry, Artillery troops, and Naval forces. This Colt Model 1860 Army revolver is in very good condition. The metal work has even patina. The pistol has an 8 " round steel barrel and measures 14" overall. The bore has just light staining consistent with age & use and has crisp rifling. The weapon has the correct brass blade foresight and 'notched hammer' rear sight. The heel of the steel butt strap is also correctly notched for addition of a detachable shoulder stock and it has a captive 'lever' ramrod. The barrel is stamped with manufacturer detail 'Address Col. Saml Colt New York U.S. America'. The cylinder has very faint ‘Colt’s Patent’ (to faint to photograph). The cylinder has no visible serial number or cylinder scene. The pistol has matching serial numbers '13420’ on the frame, brass trigger guard frame and grip frame butt. The serial number dates the pistol’s production to 1863. It has un-matching number which appears to be ‘13684’ this puts the barrel manufacture in the same year as the rest of the pistol. It has its original American Walnut grip which has just knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The pistol's single action firing action works as it should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17455
£0.00
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