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SOLD SOLD (28/01) **SUPERB**Cased C1820’s Matching Pair Of English C. Moore London (Later Purdey & Sons) 13 Bore Gentleman’s Flintlock Duelling / Target Pistols, With Octagonal Barrels. A 1092 - A 1092
Charles Moore was a London gunsmith with premises at 2 Regent Circus 1821-23, 34 Regent st Waterloo place 1823-25 and 77 St James’s Street 1825-42. In the 1830’s he opened premises in France, the company later became Charles Moore & James Woodward in the 1840’s , C1948 the famous James Purdey & Sons succeeded to the business (see page 186 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 London By Brown). This is a superb pair of matching English form duelling or target pistols by Charles Moore London. The pistols are in fine condition undamaged and all original with 9 ½” octagonal steel barrels & undamaged original walnut stocks. The fore stocks of each pistol have polished horn caps. Each barrel is signed by the maker ‘C.Moore London’. The smooth bores are clean. The actions both have ‘v’ notch plate rear sights and the barrels have bead fore sights. The underside of the barrels under the wood have proofs. Both pistols have Swan neck hammers, safety bolts and semi waterproof ‘v’ shaped pans with roller frizzens. The metal work in the white is clean and undamaged. Each lock plate is signed ‘C.Moore’. The trigger guards have Pineapple finials. The pistol's firing actions work crisply. Both pistols have their original wood ram rods with polished horn end caps and white metal tips. The pistols are contained in their later fitted wood case. The case with hinged lid is lined with felt and has compartments to fir the pistols and accessories. The price for this quality pair of pistols includes UK delivery. NB as antique flintlock weapons no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 1092
£0.00

**BEST QUALITY**C1790 Matching Pair Of English HW Mortimer London Gun Maker To His Majesty 13 Bore Gentleman’s Flintlock Duelling Pistols, With Octagonal Damascus Barrels. Sn 18573 - 18573
HW Mortimer and his son Harvey Walklate Mortimer were London gunsmiths' between 1753 and into the 1800s with premises at Fleet Street (see page 187 of British Gunmakers London By Brown). The Mortimer family made Firearms by Royal Appointment. This is a superb pair of matching English duelling pistols by HW Mortimer, London. The pistols are in fine condition undamaged and all original with 11” octagonal Damascus steel barrels & undamaged original walnut stocks with figured butts and chequered panel pistol grips. The barrels each have gold roundel inserts and inlaid lines at the breech. Each barrel is signed by the maker ‘HW Mortimer London Gun Maker To His Majesty’. The smooth bores have just light staining consistent with age. The barrels both have ‘v’ notch plate rear sights and brass blade fore sights. Both pistols have Swan neck hammers fitted with flints and safety bolts. The pistol's firing actions work perfectly as they should. The lock plates of both pistols are crisply signed HW Mortimer in stylised script. The metal work has best quality deep cut hand tooled foliate decoration. Both pistols have their original wood ram rods with polished horn end caps. The price for this best quality pair of pistols includes UK delivery. NB as antique flintlock weapons no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18573
£7,950.00

**1863 - 1864 AMERICAN CIVIL WAR** Remington USA 1858 Army New Model 6 Shot, .44 Calibre Single Action Revolver With Military Ordnance Acceptance Marked Grip. Sn 10642 - 10642
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 and ability to quickly reload by switching to another pre-loaded cylinder. It saw use in the American West, both in its original percussion configuration and as a metallic cartridge conversion. This is an excellent original Civil War, Model 1858 Army New Model, Large frame, .44 calibre, cap and ball revolver. The pistol has an 8" octagonal barrel and measures 14" overall. The bore has just light staining consistent with age and crisp rifling. The underside of the barrel is stamped with serial number '120408'. The number dates its manufacture to 1863-1864 during the American Civil War. The top barrel flat is marked ‘Patented Sept 14 1958 E. Remington & Son Ilion’ New York USA’ and faint ‘New Model’. The frame has a ‘D’ factory inspector’s mark. It has a brass trigger guard with ‘H’ factory inspector’s mark, blade fore sight, grooved frame rear sight, steel frame & captive lever ramrod. Its original Walnut grips are undamaged. The left grip has crisp military ordnance acceptance ink cartouche mark. The cylinder can be removed for quick change of a pre-loaded cylinder and it loads, cocks and dry fires crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique cap and ball revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 10642
£1,695.00

Victorian British C1860's Benjamin Cogswell 224 Strand London Adams / Bentley Pattern 54 Bore Five Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver With Spurless Hammer Captive Loading Rod & Octagonal Barrel. Sn 19122 - 19122
Between 1830 and 1842 Benjamin Cogswell was described as a pawnbroker at 4 Bengal Place. He then takes over at 224 Strand address & advertises himself as “Gun and Pistol warehouse” and later as gunmaker at 224 Strand. In 1863 Benjamin Cogswell (Jnr) takes Edward Harrison into partnership. Cogswell then becomes Cogswell & Harrison at 224 Strand. The famous Cogswell & Harrison still make best quality guns today and are London’s oldest surviving gunmakers. This is an excellent Adams / Bentley pattern 5 shot .54 bore revolver by Benjamin Cogswell. The weapon's firing mechanism works as it should, correctly, in double action only. It has a 5 ½” octagonal barrel (12 ½” overall). The bore has light staining consistent with age and use & crisp rifling. The barrel has a brass post fore sight & notched plate on the frame rear sight. The top barrel flat is signed ‘B. Cogswell 224 Strand London'. The action has a ‘hold off’ spring. The cylinder has English black powder proofs. It has the correct spurless hammer and captive loading arm. The metal work has areas of engraved foliate decoration. It’s finely chequered walnut grip is in excellent undamaged condition. 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 19122
£1,475.00

**MATCHING NUMBERS**C1870 -1880 Colt USA No.1 .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre ‘Knuckle Duster’ Derringer. Sn 19026 - 19026
Colt made their No.1 Derringer between 1870 and 1880. Colt designs were used by other American Arms manufacturer’s. This is an excellent original .41 RF Calibre ‘Knuckle Duster’ Colt’s No.1 derringer made for the English market. It measures 5” overall with a 2 ½” blued barrel which has a flat top with brass blade fore sight. The bore is clean with typical light rifling. The barrel’s flat top is marked by the maker ‘Colt Mfg Hartford Ct USA No.1’ between Maltese cross marks. The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘2482’ and has proofs. It has a spurred grooved hammer incorporating a ‘v’ notch rear sight & it has a sheathed trigger. It has a hook handle with the appearance of a knuckle duster (the heavy handle could be used to strike an assailant). The butt has matching number ‘2482’ and the steel frame has foliate scroll work decoration. The barrel swings to the left for loading by sliding a knurled steel button on the frame to the rear. Its loading and firing actions work correctly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique, obsolete calibre derringer no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 19026
£975.00

**Near Mint** Belgian, Factory Colour Case Hardened Continental Velo-Dog 5 Shot Revolver with Folding Trigger and 1 Round of Inert Deactivated 5.75mm Velo Dog Ammunition. 18729. - 18729
The Velo-Dog pistol was a pocket revolver originally created in France by Charles-François Galand in the late 19th century as a defence for cyclists against dog attacks. The name is a portmanteau of "velocipede" and "dog". The pistols fired 5.75mm Velo-Dog ammunition which is now an obsolete calibre in the UK. Surviving examples vary considerably in appearance. All have short barrels. Many of the weapons have a trigger that folds into the body of the weapon when not in use. This is an original closed frame 5 shot, Velo-Dog revolver. Its original colour case hardened body with blued barrel (Lion over P.V.with Belgium proof stamps letter R over Crown) and cylinder are in good condition. It has a fluted cylinder and 1 ½” barrel (5 ¼” overall). It has undamaged Bakelite grips with numbers ‘7794’ and ‘3845’. It is side gate loading and has a shrouded hammer to prevent snagging on clothing. It has a lever safety to the rear of the action and the metal work has scroll engraving. It has a folding trigger. The pistol is contained in its period leather bound, felt lined case with hinged lid and clasp fastener, showing signs of use. The inside of the case is contoured to fit the pistol snugly and contains a single round of inert, deactivated brass cased velo dog ammunition. The head stamp on the round is indistinct. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre, antique, weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. 18729.
£675.00

C1860 Victorian Scottish J. Bryce Edinburgh Webley Bentley Type Single Action .80 Bore Percussion 5 Shot Revolver With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 19076 - 19076
James Bryce is recorded working in Edinburgh between 1850 and 1876 at various addresses on West Register Street, Princes Street & Bank Street (see page 182 of British Gunmakers Vol.2 by Brown). This is a good original example of Webley Bentley type percussion revolver by James Bryce Edinburgh. This pistol is single action only. The gun features a 5 shot cylinder and has a 5” long octagonal barrel. The bore has just light staining consistent with age and crisp rifling. The barrel and cylinder have small British proof marks. The pistols metal has even patina throughout and light foliate engraved decoration. Its chequered Walnut grip is undamaged. It has a small blade fore sight and notched block rear sight. The top barrel flat is signed ‘J. Bryce Edinburgh’. The frame is numbered ‘No. 1002’. 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 19076
£645.00

1860’s American Civil War Era Eli Whitney (Whitneyville Armoury) USA .36 Naval Calibre, 6 Shot Single Action (Remington Beals Navy) Percussion Revolver With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 18881 - 18881
The Whitneyville Armoury USA was founded 1798 in New Haven Connecticut by Eli Whitney. Whitney produced approx. 33,000 revolvers to compete with Colt & Remington patent revolvers. Many were purchased by the Union Army & Navy and saw service in the American Civil War. In 1888, the Whitney Arms Company was sold to the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. This is an excellent, original 7 ½” octagonal barrel Eli Whitney Remington Beals Naval calibre revolver (the Remington Beals Navy model revolver in .36 Calibre had a slightly smaller frame than the Model 1858 Army model .44 calibre revolver). It is a 6 shot percussion revolver with drop down loading lever. The bore has just light staining consistent with age and crisp rifling. The loading lever has number 2599 which is repeated on the underside of the barrel partly obscured by the loading lever block. The metal work has nice patina throughout. The top of the barrel has visible ‘Whitney N.Haven’. The pistol has a small brass post fore sight, notched hammer & grooved frame rear sight and brass trigger guard. It has original undamaged Walnut grips. The cylinder has had replacement nipples fitted at some point in the pistol’s life. The pistol's loading and firing actions work as they should. 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 18881
£1,675.00

**RARE**British Royal Engineers & Royal Navy Webley MK II 1880 Model Brass Safety Fuse Igniter Pistol. Sn 19027 - 19027
Military Safety Fuse igniter pistols were developed to allow demolition charge fuses/ cords to be ignited at a great distance by Military & Civilian users. The cord was attached to the screw off sleeved barrel and a percussion cap/charge loaded into the hinged breech of the pistol to ignite the detonation cord/fuse when fired. This is an excellent Webley MK II 1880 Model fuse igniter pistol. These pistols were issued to Royal Engineers and the Royal Navy (see pages 157 & 231, plate A of the book ‘The Webley Story’ by Dowell). It has a solid brass frame and excellent undamaged chequered panel walnut stock with steel military lanyard ring lug. The breech cover is numbered ‘29’. Frame has ‘II’ (MK 2 designation) and other letters and numbers (illustrated). It has a steel hammer and trigger. The hinged breech cover catch operates as it should. The barrel measures 3 ½” length and it measures 7 ½” overall. The pistol functions correctly in single action only. No licence is required to own this antique fuse igniter in the UK. Sn 19027
£675.00

C1830 English, S. Brown 54 Bore Round Brass Action Percussion Pocket Pistol With Turn Off Steel Barrel & Concealed Trigger. Sn 18993:2 - 18993:2
This is a percussion pocket pistol made C1830. The pistol is 6 ½” overall with a 2 ¼” screw off steel barrel (a tool is required to turn off the barrel, we do not have the tool). The barrel’s smooth bore has just staining consistent with age. The left side of the round brass action is engraved with rubbed name 'S. Brown' next to foliate engraved decoration. The right has foliate decoration together with an indistinct word most likely a place name (illustrated in image 2). The underside of the action and barrel have proofs. It has a sliding safety bolt, folding concealed trigger and Dolphin hammer. The action works crisply. Its walnut grip is excellent with fine chequering and is inlaid with a void silver escutcheon. The price for this pistol worthy of further research 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 18993:2
£375.00
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