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C1800 English Form 50 Bore Flintlock Overcoat Traveling Pistol With Full Stock & Ram Rod. Sn 18279:17 - 18279:17
This is a very good flintlock overcoat traveling pistol made C1800 in English form. It is 7 ¼” overall with a 3 ½” 2 stage unsighted barrel. The barrel’s smoothbore has just light staining consistent with age. There are no external visible proof or manufacturer marks. The action, swan neck hammer, ram rod flute, stepped cudgel butt, trigger guard with extended tang and finial are in the white. With light foliate engraved foliate decoration to the trigger guard, butt, action, stock plate & hammer. It has a walnut full stock with steel capped wood ram rod. The stock has bumps and bruises to be expected with age & use. The stock has carved foliate decoration and traces of inlaid silver wire decoration to the rear of the action. Its action works 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. Sn 18279:17
£645.00

C1790 English Or Irish 28 Bore Flintlock Traveling Pocket Pistol By Knight With Damascus Barrel, Full Stock & Ram Rod. Sn 18279:16 - 18279:16
This is an excellent flintlock pocket size traveling pistol made C1790 in the form popular in England & Ireland in the period. It is 5 ¾” overall with a 2 ½” round steel damascus steel barrel which has a grooved top and bead fore sight. The barrel’s smoothbore is clean. It measures 14mm at the muzzle opening (approx. 28 bore). There are no external visible proof marks. The action, swan neck hammer fitted with flint, ram rod flute, trigger guard with extended tang and acorn finial have foliate engraved decoration. The lock plate is crisply signed ‘Knight’ with an indistinct prefix letter initial (we cannot find any English gunmakers named knight working in the flintlock era but a Dublin maker named MC Knight is known to have made flintlock pistols). It has a walnut full stock with wood ram rod. The stock has just bumps and bruises to be expected with age & use. The stock has a chequered panel grip, inlaid silver escutcheon and German Silver pommel cap. Its action works crisply. 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 a part of a collection or display. Sn 18279:16
£675.00

**MATCHING NUMBERS**AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA, Remington 1858 Patent Army Model 6 Shot, .44 Calibre Single Action Revolver With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 18279:15 - 18279:15
The Remington 1858 patent Army 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 the fact that it could be speed loaded by removing its cylinder and replacing with 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 Era, Model 1858 Patent Army, Large frame, .44 calibre, cap and ball revolver. The pistol has an 8" octagonal barrel and measures 14" overall. The barrel’s bore has staining consistent with age and use & crisp rifling. The pistol is serial number '19781' which is stamped on the underside of the barrel. ‘9781’ is repeated on the cylinder. The top barrel flat is marked with crisp Remington 1858 patent detail (illustrated). The metal work has factory inspector’s marks. It has a brass trigger guard, brass conical post fore sight, grooved cylinder frame rear sight & captive lever ramrod. It has its original walnut grip. The edges on one side of the butt has some nibbles consistent with holster wear and the initials ‘AS’ have been period hand carved into the butt, most likely the name of the original period owner. The cylinder can be removed for quick change of pre-loaded cylinder and the pistol cocks and dry fires crisply correctly in single action only. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique cap and ball percussion revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18279:15
£1,875.00

**ALL MATCHING NUMBERS INCLUDING CYLINDER**American Civil War 1862, Colt New York Model 1860 Army .44 Calibre Cap & Ball Percussion Revolver. Sn 18279:14 - 18279:14
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 pistol has matching serial numbers '28937’ on the barrel block, frame, brass grip frame and butt. The cylinder has Colt’s 1850 Patent & matching serial number ‘8937’. The serial number dates the pistol’s production to 1862. It has its original undamaged American Walnut grip. The pistol's single action firing mechanism 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 18279:14
£2,200.00

**MATCHING NUMBERS**1851, Colt New York USA Navy Pocket Model of 1849 .31 Calibre, Cap And Ball, 5 Shot, Single Action, Revolver With Brass Grip Frame & Octagonal Barrel. Sn 18279:13 - 18279:13
The family of Colt Pocket Percussion Revolvers evolved from the iconic 1860 Army and 1851 Navy Revolvers and were produced between 1849 and 1872. This original U.S. Colt Navy .31 Calibre Cap and Ball, 5 shot Pocket Model of 1849 Revolver is in very good condition. It has a brass grip frame. The pistol has a small brass blade fore sight and notched hammer rear sight. It has an undamaged American Walnut grip which has just bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The top of the 6 " octagonal barrel is faintly marked with partially readable 'Address Col Saml Colt New York City'. The rifled bore is clean with well defined rifling. It has matching serial numbers '24306' stamped on its frame, barrel, grip frame and butt which dates its manufacture to 1851. The frame is marked with partially readable 'Colt's Patent’. The weapon's single action firing mechanism and captive steel ‘lever’ ram rod work as they should. The price 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 18279:13
£1,250.00

**RARE**Large Frame, American Civil War Era Starr Arms Co New York 1856 Patent .44 Calibre Single Action Army Cap & Ball Revolver. Sn 18279:12 - 18279:12
This is an original American Starr 1856 Patent single action Army Revolver in .44 calibre. Starr produced double action revolvers used in the American Civil War until the U.S. Ordnance Department persuaded the Starr Arms Co. to create a single-action variant. The company eventually complied, and the Union acquired 25,000 of the single-action revolvers for $12 each between January 1862 and May 1863. This single action example has even patina. It has an 8” round steel barrel (13 ½” overall length) and has a captive steel loading lever. The barrel has a letter ‘W’ factory inspector’s mark on the barrel and cylinder. The barrel’s bore has staining consistent with age & use & crisp rifling. The frame is crisply stamped with manufacturer and patent detail (illustrated in image 2). The weapon has a blade fore sight and notched hammer rear sight. The frame under the hammer has partially readable number ’36?2’. The one piece walnut grip is original and undamaged. The butt has period hand etched 5 pointed Texas star (illustrated). The action works crisply. This is a scarce American Civil War period revolver. 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 a part of a collection or display. Sn 18279:12
£1,795.00

C1850 English Gough & Bowen London Steel Frame 38 Bore Muzzle Loading Percussion Overcoat Traveling Pistol With Octagonal Barrel & Captive Steel Ramrod. Sn 18279:9 - 18279:9
Little is known about Gough & Bowen’s gunmaking history. Daniel Gough and Bowen (no first name listed) made wood working planes in London from about 1840 to 1855. Gough was also a gunsmith. This is an excellent steel framed percussion overcoat pistol by Gough & Bowen. It is 8 ¾”overall length with a 4” octagonal steel barrel. The barrel’s bore has staining consistent with age & crisp rifling. The barrel has English black powder proofs. The top of the barrel is signed ‘Gough & Bowen’. The action, Dolphin hammer, & trigger guard have foliate engraved decoration. It has a brass bead fore sight, ‘v’ notch rear sight and captive steel ram rod. The action works crisply. The Walnut stock is undamaged and has fine chequering. The back of the grip has a void inlaid 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 18279:9
£695.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 09/04) C1850 Over & Under Double Barrelled 50 Bore, Muzzle Loading Percussion Pistol. Sn 18279:8 - 18279:8
This is a nice, original percussion double barrel holster pistol . It's barrels set over & under are 4" in length (9" overall). It has a single trigger ( 1st pull fires the right hammer, 2nd pull fires the left hammer). The barrel’s bores have just staining consistent with age & use. It has a brass bead fore sight. It's action, trigger guard, butt plate with lanyard ring and Dolphin hammers are nicely engraved with foliate decoration. There are no visible external manufacturer or proof marks on the pistol. The pistol has an undamaged walnut stock. The pistol cocks and dry fires crisply. 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 part of a collection or display. Sn 18279:8
£0.00

**MATCHING NUMBERS**American Civil War Era, Manhattan Arms Manufacturing Co (Colt Navy) .36 Calibre, 5 Shot Single Action Cap & Ball Percussion Revolver With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 18279:7 - 18279:7
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 6 ½” barrel version of the Manhattan Colt Navy .36" Calibre, 5 shot percussion revolver with drop down loading lever. The metal work has even patina and it has the correct brass grip frame. The cylinder has decorative etched panels and is stamped ‘Patented Dec 27 1859’. The top of the frame is signed ‘Manhattan Arms Co Newark N.J'. The pistol's steel frame, barrel block, brass butt of the grip frame & trigger guard assembly are stamped with matching serial numbers '17817'. 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 18279:7
£1,200.00

C1840 English Proofed .38 Calibre Transitional Bar Hammer 6 Shot Percussion Revolver. Sn 18279:6 - 18279:6
This is a very good transitional bar hammer revolver. The pistol has a 6” octagonal barrel and measures 12 ½” overall. The barrel and cylinder are stamped with English black powder proofs. The rifled bore has staining and residue consistent with age & use. The action, hammer, trigger guard, stepped butt plate and grip frame have tooled foliate decoration. There are no external visible manufacturer names on the pistol. The pistol has its original undamaged chequered Walnut grip. The pistol’s double action bar hammer firing mechanism works as it should. 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 18279:6
£745.00
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