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**TRANSITIONAL**AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA**Remington 1858 Patent New Model .36 Rim Fire Navy Calibre Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 5 Shot Single Action Revolver Period Converted From Percussion Cap & Ball. Sn 20001 - 20001
The Remington 1858 Army & Navy 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. The pistols saw use in the American West, both in its original percussion configuration and as a metallic cartridge conversion. This example was contemporarily converted from its original percussion form to fire metallic .36 Rim Fire cartridges by modification of the cylinder and addition of a cylinder plate cut with open notches to allow the hammer to strike rim fire cartridges. The cylinder plate has a number which looks like ‘622’. The pistol has a 6” octagonal barrel and measures 11 ¼” overall. The bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use & crisp rifling. The underside of the barrel is stamped with serial number which looks like 9159. The top barrel flat is marked with rubbed Remington & Sons 1858 Patent New Model detail. It has a blade fore sight, grooved frame rear sight, brass trigger guard & its original captive lever ramrod. The metal work has even aged patina. Its original Walnut grips are excellent with no damage. The cylinder can be removed for quick change of a pre-loaded cylinder and it cocks and dry fires crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 20001
£1,375.00

**TRANSITIONAL**AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA**MINT BORE**Remington 1858-1863 Patent New Model .36 Rim Fire Navy Calibre Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 5 Shot Single Action Revolver Period Converted From Percussion Cap & Ball. Sn 20006 - 20006
The Remington 1858 Army & Navy 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. Pocket versions of the large frame revolvers were also made. The pistols saw use in the American West, both in its original percussion configuration and as a metallic cartridge conversion. This example was contemporarily converted from its original percussion form to fire metallic .36 Rim Fire cartridges by modification of the cylinder and addition of a cylinder plate cut with open notches to allow the hammer to strike rim fire cartridges. The pistol has a 3 ½” octagonal barrel and measures 8 ½” overall. The bore is near mint clean and bright with crisp rifling. The underside of the barrel is stamped with serial number 6766 and partially visible ‘36’ (most likely calibre). The top barrel flat is marked "PATENTED SEPT. 14, 1858 MAR 17 1863 E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, NEW YORK, U.S.A. NEW MODEL". It has a blade fore sight, grooved frame rear sight, brass grip frame & its original captive lever ramrod. The metal work retains much of its original factory nickel plating. Its original Walnut grips have just light bumps to be expected with age. They are secure with no chips or cracks. The cylinder can be removed for quick change of a pre-loaded cylinder and it cocks and dry fires crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 20006
£1,200.00

**SOLD**4/10**ALL MATCHING NUMBERS INCLUDING CYLINDER**MINT BORE**American Civil War Era L.W. Pond’s 1860 Patent.32 Rim Fire 6 Shot Revolver With Octagonal Tip Up Barrel & Screw Out Ejector Rod / Tool. Sn 20003 - 20003
Lucius W. Pond began making his Belt Revolvers around 1861, at a time when America was fighting itself in the American Civil War. For a year or so, Pond was able to produce a number of Belt Revolvers. This is an excellent original example of Pond’s 1860 patent .32 Rim Fire 6 shot revolver. It has a 5” octagonal barrel which has a near mint bore, clean and bright with crisp rifling and measures 9 ¾” overall length. The top of the barrel has L.W. Pond’s name Worcester mass address and 1860 patent detail (illustrated). The barrel and cylinder cluster tip up for loading and ejecting rounds which is achieved by depression of a steel button on the frame. It has a brass blade foresight and notched frame rear sight. The underside of the barrel, cylinder and cylinder spigot & grip frame are stamped with matching numbers ‘3312'. The top of the cylinder frame has an indistinct mark which looks like unreadable letters and number (illustrated). The revolver has a sheathed trigger and the pistol's single action firing mechanism works crisply. The butt of the grip frame has a screw out screwdriver tool which doubled as an ejector rod. The smooth rosewood grip is excellent and undamaged. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 20003
£895.00

RESERVED RESERVED 1878 To 1888 Remington USA W.S. Smoot’s 1873 Patent No.3 (3rd Model) .38 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 5 Shot Single Action Revolver With Captive Steel Ejector Rod & Mother Of Pearl Grips. A 599 - A 599
The Remington-Smoot revolver was intended to compete with Colt's metallic cartridge pocket revolvers. The 1st model variant of Remington’s Smoot’s patent ‘new model’ revolvers were chambered for .30 RF, their 2nd model was chambered for .32 RF. 3rd models were made between 1878 and 1888. They have a slightly larger frame than the earlier models and were chambered for .38 RF. This is an excellent original example of the Remington Smoot new model No.3 revolver in .38 RF calibre. Its blue finish is excellent. The revolver has a 3 ¾” octagonal barrel with top rib (7 ¾” overall). The top of the barrel is crisply engraved 'E. Remington & Sons, Ilion.NY Pat W.S. Smoot Oct 21 1873' (illustrated). The rifled bore is clean. It has a sheathed trigger, fluted cylinder, blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The single action mechanism works crisply. It has attractive period Mother of Pearl grips. The pistol has its original sprung ejector rod on the right side of the frame. As is typical there are no serial numbers on this pistol. The price 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. A 599
£895.00

SOLD SOLD (23/09) **MINT BORE**American Civil War Era, 1861-1872, Smith & Wesson Army 1859-1860 Patent Model 2 'Tip Up' Barrel .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Revolver With Sheathed Trigger & Octagonal Barrel. Sn 20004 - 20004
Early in 1861 S&W introduced their Model 2 .32RF belt revolver which had a larger frame & calibre than their earlier Model 1, .22 RF pistols. Production of the Model 2 continued through to 1872. This is an excellent original example of the Smith & Wesson Model 2 Army 6 shot Revolver in .32 Rim Fire Calibre. It has original rose wood grips which have just the knocks bumps and nibbles to be expected with age and use. The butt frame is stamped with serial number '5512'. The barrel block has what looks like number ‘83’. It has a sheathed trigger and the top of its 6" octagonal barrel is marked 'Smith & Wesson Springfield Mass'. The barrel’s bore is near mint clean and bright with crisp rifling. The metalwork is blued and has even patina. The barrels ‘tip up’ action is operated by a ‘push up’ catch at the bottom of the barrel block and the pistol’s barrel rib is fitted with a small brass blade fore sight. The top of the cylinder frame has a ‘v’ notch rear sight. The pistol measures 10 ¾” overall and its single action firing mechanism works crisply. The price for this excellent American Civil War era pistol 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 20004
£0.00

**1st YEAR OF PRODUCTION 1861**American Civil War Era**Colt USA Model 1861 Navy Single Action Cap & Ball Percussion Revolver Later Period Converted To Side Gate Loading .36 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre With Captive Ejector Rod. Sn 20005 - 20005
The Colt Model 1861 Navy was a muzzle-loading cap & ball .36-calibre revolver used during the American Civil War. It was used as a side arm by Cavalry, Infantry, Artillery troops, and Naval forces. In the late 1860’s & early 1870’s, numbers of Navy 1861 and its forerunner, the Colt 1851 Navy Revolver were converted or newly made to fire .36 rim fire or centre fire cartridges, This Model 1861 Navy pocket revolver has been period converted to UK obsolete .36 Rim Fire calibre. The pistol’s metal work and brass grip frame have even patina. The pistol has a 4 ¾” steel barrel and measures 10 ½” overall. The top of the barrel is signed with partially visible Colt address ‘***New York U.S. America’. The frame is stamped ‘Colt’s Patent’. The barrel’s bore has just light staining consistent with age and use and has crisp rifling. The weapon has a blade foresight and 'notched hammer' rear sight. During the period conversion it has been fitted with a sprung captive ejector rod & is side gate loading also added during the rim fire conversion process. Matching serial numbers '978’ are on the barrel block, frame, brass grip frame and butt dating its manufacturer to Colt’s 1st year of Model 1861 Navy production. The side gate is numbered ‘1422’. It has an undamaged walnut grip and the pistol's single action firing mechanism works crisply. The price 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 20005
£1,475.00

Victorian 1867 Birmingham, British ‘EIG’ East India Government / East India Company .650 Carbine Calibre Percussion Light Dragoon Pistol With Regulation Brass Fittings, Captive Steel Ram Rod & 1886 Dated Stock Impressed With Enfield Roundel. Sn 20002 - 20002
The East India Company (EIC) was English, and later British, joint-stock company founded in 1600. It was formed to trade in the Indian Ocean region, initially with the East Indies (the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia), and later with Qing China. The company seized control of large parts of the Indian subcontinent, colonised parts of Southeast Asia and Hong Kong after the First Opium War, and maintained trading posts and colonies in the Persian Gulf Residencies. They Governed large parts of India on behalf of the British government for many years. This is an original EIG (East India Government) marked percussion Light Dragoon Pistol. It measures 13 ½” overall and has an 8" round steel barrel which is .650 carbine calibre. The barrel has crisp proofs. The smooth bore is clean. The pistol has a blade fore sight and block with ‘v’ notch rear sight. It has a heavy military hammer, brass trigger guard with extended tang, brass fore end block and brass butt cap with steel lanyard ring. It also has a captive steel ramrod. The action plate is marked with Crown and EIG mark together with Birmingham and date 1867. The dark walnut full stock is undamaged with just light bumps & bruises to be expected. The wood is impressed with Enfield roundel, 1886 date and partially visible stock makers name ‘& sons’. The metal work has even patina throughout. Its action works crisply. 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 20002
£895.00

C1840 Cased, Pair Of English Smith London Gentleman’s / Officer’s Private Purchase 28 Bore Percussion Holster Pistols With Damascus Steel Octagonal Barrels & Original Accessories. Sn 19997:2 - 19997:2
This is an excellent pair of cased Gentleman’s or Officer’s private purchase percussion holster pistols. They are in excellent condition with 8" octagonal Damascus steel barrels, original walnut stocks with chequered panel grips, ornately engraved foliate design trigger guards with extended tangs and Pineapple finials, action plates & Dolphin hammers. The top of each barrel is crisply engraved by the manufacturer ‘Smith London’ highlighted in gold. The action plates are also signed ‘Smith’ (there were many English gun makers named Smith operating in both London & the Provinces during the flintlock & percussion era). Both pistols are complete with their original wood ramrods with Brass tips which unscrew to reveal steel worms & horn caps & bead fore sights. The top of each pistol's wrist are inlaid with void white metal escutcheons. Both pistols are 28 bore. Their smooth bores have just light staining consistent with age. Their cocking and firing actions crisply. The pistols are complete with wood case. The case has a hinged lid the centre of which is inlaid with a brass roundel and folding carry handle. The front of the case has its original recess for lock (lock is absent). The lined inside of the case with compartments is contoured to snugly fit the pistols and their accessories which include a brass & ebony powder measure stamped ‘James Dixon & Sons 1103‘, a copper and brass powder flask, a wood and brass cleaning rod with removable cap which reveals a worm, an ebony handled screwdriver / adjustment tool, a steel bullet mould, a white metal oil container mark C& JW Hawksley with removable lid which has an integral applicator spike and 2 empty Joyce & Co labelled percussion cap tins with removable lids. The price for this excellent pair of cased pistols includes UK delivery. NB as antique percussion weapons no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 19997:2
£6,750.00

1823-1851 Pair Of English William Burnett Southampton Double Barrelled 15 Bore Percussion ‘Howdah’ Pistols. Sn 19997:1 - 19997:1
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. William Burnett was an English Southampton based gunsmith between 1823 & 1851. This is an excellent, original, pair of percussion double barrel Howdah pistols by Burnett. The pistol’s brown wash barrels set side by side are 7” in length. They each measure 13 ¾” overall length. The smooth bores are clean. The barrels have broad top ribs and small brass bead fore sights. The barrel ribs are signed by the maker ‘William Burnett Southampton’ and each action plate ‘Burnett’. They both have their original captive steel ram rods. Their original walnut stocks are undamaged and have chequered grip panels and inlaid void white metal escutcheons. They have double triggers and heavy Dolphin hammers. Their action plates, action tangs, trigger guards with extended tangs and Pineapple finials & butt plates have engraved foliate decoration. The pistols cock and dry fire crisply. The price for these impressive large calibre percussion Howdah pistols includes UK delivery. NB as antique percussion pistols no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 19997:1
£8,500.00

C1840’s, Cased Pair Of Irish Trulock & Son Dublin 38 Bore Percussion Traveling Pistols Stocks Numbered ‘1516’ & Barrels With C-N 7033 / 7034 County Cavan Irish Registration Marks & Original Accessories. Sn 19979 - 19979
The Irish Gunmakers Trulock & Son are recorded as having premises at 9 Dawson Street, Dublin in the early to Mid 1800’s. This is an excellent pair of percussion pistols by Trulock & Son. The pistols have quality all original walnut full stocks with chequered grip panels and inlaid void escutcheons on top of their wrists. The butt of each pistol are numbered ‘1516’. They have 3 ½” steel barrels with flat tops and blade fore sights (7 ½” overall). They have foliate decorated trigger guards with extended tangs and pineapple finials, barrel tangs, Dolphin hammers. The action plates of each pistol have foliate engraved decoration & are crisply signed by the manufacturer ‘Trulock & Son’. The top of each barrel crisply are signed ‘Trulock & Son Dublin’. The barrels have Irish Registration marks, one C-N 7033 the other C-N 7034 which is County Cavan (the Irish Registration Act was passed in 1843 and lasted only a short while, until August 1846. There were 39 districts (34 counties, 4 boroughs and Dublin City) each with its own two letter prefix followed by a number. Cavan’s prefix was C-N). Both pistols have their original captive steel ram rods. The barrels of each pistol are smoothbore. The bores are clean. Their cocking & firing actions work as they should. The pistols are complete with their fitted wood case. The case with hinged lid has its original lock & key. The interior of the case is lined in felt and has compartments contoured to snugly fit the pistols and their accessories which include a copper and brass powder flask, a moulded ball with cloth patch, a steel bullet mould numbered 34, a wooden pot with removable lid, a wood handled tool and a wood cleaning rod with brass tip. The price for this excellent pair of cased pistols includes UK delivery. NB as antique percussion weapons no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 19979
£3,250.00
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