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C1840 Samuel Conway Stockport (Cheshire) 60 Bore Steel Box Lock Action Percussion Pocket Pistol With Steel Turn Off Barrel, Black Powder Proofs & Concealed Folding Trigger. Sn 18604 - 18604
Samuel Conway was an English Cheshire based Gunsmith. In 1840 he is recorded as having premises at 4 Middle Hillgate Stockport (see page 196 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol.2). This is a very good percussion pocket pistol by Conway. The pistol is 6” overall with a 1 ¾” screw off smoothbore round steel barrel. The bore has staining and residue consistent with age & use (a tool is required to remove the barrel, we do not have a tool). The left side of the German Silver action is crisply engraved 'Conway' within oval & has foliate decoration. The right ’Stockport’ within oval & has foliate decoration. It has a folding concealed trigger and Dolphin hammer. The action is strong. It has crisp proof marks on the underside of the action and barrel. Its original, undamaged walnut grip has no damage. 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 18604
£395.00

**QUALITY** C1840 Samuel Conway Stockport (Cheshire) 48 Bore German Silver Box Lock Action Percussion Pocket Pistol With Octagonal Blued Steel Barrel Black Powder Proofs, Safety Bolt, Turn Off Barrel & Concealed Folding Trigger. Sn 18603 - 18603
Samuel Conway was an English Cheshire based Gunsmith. In 1840 he is recorded as having premises at 4 Middle Hillgate Stockport (see page 196 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol.2). This is an excellent percussion pocket pistol by Conway. The pistol is 6 ½” overall with a 2” screw off smoothbore blued steel octagonal barrel. The bore is clean (a tool is required to remove the barrel, we do not have a tool). The left side of the German Silver action is crisply engraved 'Conway' on banner within foliate panel. The right ’Stockport’ on banner within foliate panel. It has a sliding safety bolt, folding concealed trigger and Dolphin hammer. The action is strong. It has crisp proof marks on the underside of the action and barrel. Its original, undamaged bag shaped walnut grip has no damage. The price for this nicely marked quality pistol 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 18603
£475.00

American Civil War Era 1864-1870 National Arms Company USA .32 Calibre Moores / Williamsons 1864 Patent 6 Shot Teat Fire Revolver. Sn 18588 - 18588
Manufactured from 1864 to 1870 by National Arms Co Brooklyn, New York, these 6 shot American front loading teat-fire revolvers were one of the most successful competitors to Smith & Wesson and it is believed that their popularity was one of the reasons for Colt's purchase of the National Arms Co in 1870. The top of the 3 1/4" barrel is faintly ‘National Arms Brooklyn NY’ and the underside with number ‘25623'. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has a blade fore sight and notched hammer rear sight. There is no visible Moores / Williamsons 1864 Patent detail. The brass frame and butt strap are nicely scroll engraved. It has a steel hammer and smooth dark American Rosewood grip. The cocking & firing actions work as they should and it has a captive swivelling extractor bar with hooked end. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique teat fire pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18588
£575.00

Early 19th Century Balkan / Turkish Ottoman 20 Bore Miquelet Lock Pistol With Ornately Decorated Brass Covered Frame, Damascus Steel Barrel & ‘Rat Tail’ Butt. Sn 18606 - 18606
This is an attractive Balkans / Turkish Ottoman Pistol. It is 14 ¾”overall with a 7¼” Damascus steel barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel is unsighted. It has its original brass covered full stock ornately decorated with geometric & scroll tooling & clusters of white metal studs . The brass has knocks and bumps to be expected but is totally secure and it has the typical ‘rat tail’ butt. The hammer is fitted with flint. The pistol has steel ram rod which is firmly stuck in the stock's rammer flute. The strong action cocks & dry fires. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 18606
£575.00

**AS FOUND UN-MESSED WITH**American Smith’s 1873 Patent No.41 5 Shot .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Pocket Revolver. Sn 18590 - 18590
This is an original example of the American Smith’s 1873 Patent No.41 5 Shot .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Pocket Revolver in as found & un-messed with condition. The metal work has small traces of factory nickel plating. The revolver has a 2 ½” round steel barrel (7” overall). The barrel’s bore has staining & residue consistent with age & crisp rifling. The top of the cylinder frame is crisply marked 'Smith’s Patent Apr 16 1873 No.41’. It has a blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The action is correctly single action only and works as it should. The original American Rosewood grip is undamaged. The butt of the grip frame has serial number ’3692’. The cylinder is removed for speed loading by pulling forward the sprung cylinder spigot when the pistol is at half cock. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 18590
£495.00

**SOLD**SOLD** 2/6**C1820 English Probin London 28 Bore Flintlock Holster Pistol With Octagonal Barrel, Brass Furniture & Ram Rod. Sn 18443 - 18443
John Probin (b.1785) was an English London based gunmaker recorded as having premises at 29 Lisle street, Leicester Square 1826-41, 70 Strand 1842, 11 Agar Street Strand 1843-46, 115 St Martins Lane 1847-51 (see page 194 of British Gunmakers Vol.1 by Brown). This English flintlock holster pistol made by Probin is in excellent condition. It measures 15” overall and has a browned 9” octagonal steel barrel. The smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age & use. The barrel has crisp English proofs. It has a Swan neck hammer fitted with flint, brass trigger guard with extended tang decorated with foliate engraving which is repeated on its brass stock plate. The pistol has its original wood ram rod with brass end cap which fits neatly in the stock’s brass ram rod flutes. The lock plate is signed by the maker ‘Probin’ and the top barrel flat ‘London’. The walnut full stock is all original and in excellent undamaged condition. Its action works crisply. The price for this excellent flintlock 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 18443
£0.00

Victorian English Small 120 Bore Percussion Muff Pistol With Turn Off Barrel, Black Powder Proofs & Concealed Folding Trigger. Sn 18442 - 18442
This is an excellent, percussion muff pistol made sometime in the Victorian era. The steel frame, turn off barrel, Dolphin hammer and trigger are blued. The round action has foliate engraved decoration. The small pistol measures 5” overall & its barrel is 1 ½” length. The bore is very small only approx. 7mm width at the muzzle (approx. 120 bore). The barrel’s smooth bore has staining consistent with age & use. The pistol has English black powder proofs on the underside of the action and barrel. It has an undamaged bag shape walnut stock with chequered panels and inlaid void German Silver escutcheon. The pistol’s action is crisp. There are no visible manufacturer name on the pistol. The price includes UK delivery. NB No licence is required to own this antique percussion pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18442
£545.00

George III British Officer’s Enfield Tower .650 Carbine Calibre Flintlock Holster Pistol. A 1078 - A 1078
This is an original George III [1760 - 1820] Tower Lock Flintlock Holster pistol in excellent condition. 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 Rex) and inspection mark. It has brass furniture including brass cudgel butt cap and trigger guard with extended tang and ram rod flute. It has its wood ram rod with brass end cap and undamaged walnut stock. The smooth bore of the 9” round steel barrel has just staining consistent with age and use. The top of the barrel has English black powder proofs. The lock’s cocking and firing actions work 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 a part of a collection or display. A 1078
£1,245.00

SOLD SOLD (13/06) *Early 19th Century Balkan / Turkish Ottoman 20 Bore Flintlock Belt / Holster Pistol With Ornately Decorated Brass Covered Frame & ‘Rat Tail’ Butt. Sn 18385 - 18385
This is an attractive Balkans Turkish Ottoman Flintlock Belt / Holster Pistol. It is 20 ½”overall with a 12 ¼” steel barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel is unsighted. It has its original brass covered full stock ornately decorated with geometric & scroll tooling. The brass has knocks and bumps to be expected but is totally secure and it has the typical ‘rat tail’ butt. The lock plate is chamfered and it has a swan neck hammer. The pistol has its original steel ram rod which is firmly stuck in the stock's rammer flute. The action occasionally locks up but is strong. 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 18385
£0.00

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA**Allen & Wheelock USA Side Hammer Single Action .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Revolver (4” Barrel). Sn 18375 - 18375
Allen & Wheelock produced these revolvers from C1859 to C1862. Several different minor variations are noted during the course of production. All of the guns were single action revolvers with a side-mounted hammer, a sheathed trigger and with octagonal barrels that typically varied between 2 7/8” and 5” in length. This is an original Allen & Wheelock side hammer revolver in excellent condition. It has a 4” octagonal barrel and measures 8” overall. The barrel’s rifled bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has a blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. One barrel flat is crisply marked ‘ALLEN & WHEELOCK. WORCHESTER, MASS. U.S ALLEN PATS 7 NOV 9 1858’ (faint in paces). The cylinder frame is stamped ‘July’ (faint). The underside of the barrel has faint number which appears to be ‘185’. The revolver’s cocking and firing mechanisms work crisply. The metal work has even patina and the wood grips are undamaged. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18375
£545.00
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