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French Military, Chamelot-Delvigne, Model 1873, Double Action 11mm Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre Revolver. Sn 17109 - 17109
The Service Revolver Model 1873 Chamelot-Delvigne was the first double action revolver used by the French army. The pistols were widely used during the First World War and issued to reserve units in 1940. The French Resistance made widespread use of them during German Occupation. This is a very good example of the side gate loading, Model 1873, 6 shot, Revolver in 11mm Obsolete Calibre. It has a 4 ½” barrel and original metal work finished 'in the white'. The barrel is marked with partially visible 'Mle 18’ (73) model designation and partially unreadable date ‘S.18**’ , The frame has no visible manufacturer name. The pistol is serial number ‘F53544’. A great feature of this model of revolver is that all of its parts are numbered. All of our pistol’s metal parts are crisply numbered and the firing mechanism can be easily exposed by removal of a compartment secured by a single screw (illustrated). The compartment fits snugly and the firing mechanism works as it should. The uncovered firing mechanism of our pistol has oil residue which can be seen in the images but no rust. The pistol's chequered wood grips are in fine undamaged condition and it is complete with Military lanyard ring. The pistol’s cocking and firing mechanism work correctly in both single & double action. 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 part of a collection or display. Sn 17109
£975.00

Late 1700’s / Early 1800's, English, Oakes London, 54 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 17038 - 17038
This is a flintlock pocket pistol made sometime in the late 1700's early 1800's. It is 7” overall with a 2 ½” screw off barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has residue and staining consistent with age and use (a tool is required to turn off the barrel. We do not have the tool). It has impressed black powder proofs on the underside of the action. The action is signed on one side ‘Oakes’ and the reverse ‘London’ (the only reference we can find to a gunmaker named Oakes in the flintlock era operating in London is Oakes & Colley 5 Oxford Street 1799-1802, see page 189 of British Gunmakers Vol.1 by Brown). The action has a strong spring action. The bag shaped walnut grip is undamaged. 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 17038
£395.00

MINT BORE, American Civil War Era .30 Calibre Williamsons 1864 Patent 6 Shot Teat Fire Revolver. Sn 17040 - 17040
Manufactured from 1864 to 1870 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 underside of the 3 ¼” barrel is numbered "13444''. The barrel’s bore is near mint, clean with crisp rifling. "D. WILLIAMSON'S PATENT” is marked on the cylinder together with faint indistinct “JANUARY 5, 1864". The 'Gold Washed' frame and butt strap are nicely scroll engraved. It has its original smooth dark rosewood grip. The cocking & firing action work as they should. 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 17040.
£575.00

MINT BORE, C1870’s David HN Brevete Liege, Adams Type .31 Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver With Spurless Hammer & Unusual Under Barrel Cylinder Release Lever. Sn 17103 - 17103
Internet sources indicate that David HN was a Liege based inventor who patented pistol designs in the 1800’s (full name and other information unknown). This Adams style 6 shot percussion revolver has been re-finished at some point in its life to a high standard. The weapon's double action firing mechanism works as it should. It has a 4” octagonal barrel (9 ½” overall). The pistol’s bore is near mint, clean and bright with crisp rifling. The barrel has a small blade fore sight & notched plate rear sight. The top of the barrel is marked 'David HN Brevete’. The cylinder and frame have Liege ‘crown above M’ marks and the cylinder Liege ‘ELG*’ mark. It's finely chequered walnut grip is in excellent undamaged condition. The pistol's metal work is undamaged. The pistol has an Adams type loading lever and an unusual under barrel lever which releases the cylinder. The price for this pistol worthy of further research regarding the Liege manufacturer 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 17103
£695.00

**16/01**TEMPORARILY REMOVED FROM SALE TO BE RE-LISTED**ALL MATCHING NUMBERS INCLUDING CYLINDER, C1870’s Belgian Liege Made Léon Nagant Patent French Military 6 Shot 11mm Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Double Action Ordnance Revolver. Sn 17099:3 - 17099:3
The French 11mm centre fire round was introduced in 1873 for French Military ordnance revolvers. Information regarding the round is illustrated in image 3. Léon Nagant was a Belgian industrialist who patented several firearms, many of which were supplied to the French & Russian military. This is a very good Liege Belgium Léon Nagant Patent French Military ordnance revolver made C1870’s in 11mm Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre. It is side gate loading and has its original integral swivel ejector rod. It is both single and double action & fully functioning with a 5 ½” octagonal steel barrel and chequered wood grip. The metal has even patina. The bore is near mint, clean and bright with crisp rifling. The pistol is crisply marked ‘Nagant Brevet’ and has several Liege inspection marks . The pistol has all matching numbers ‘1180’ on the frame, barrel, ejector lug and cylinder. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 17099:3
£795.00

SOLD SOLD (08/01) 1887 Dated Imperial Prussian VCS*CGH Suhl (Schilling & Haenel) Model 1883 (M/83) Officer’s Model 10.6 mm Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre Reichs Revolver Regiment Marked '23.R.A. 1.79’ (23rd Regiment Of Artillery). Sn 17031 - 17031
The M1879 Reichsrevolver, or Reichs-Commissions-Revolver Modell 1879 and 1883, were service revolvers used by the Imperial German Army from 1879 to 1908, when it was superseded by the Luger. The two versions of the revolver differ only in barrel length (The M1883 had a 5-inch barrel). Although the design was dated, the weapon was extremely robust, and they were still used through World War I. The M1879 is referred to as the "cavalry model" and the M1883 as the "officer's model," by collectors, which were not official designations. Both models were single-action, solid frame, non-ejecting six-shot revolvers. This is an excellent M/83 10.6mm Reichs Revolver by VCS*CGH Suhl . It has a 5” round barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech. The barrel's bore is near mint, clean & bright with crisp rifling. It measures 10 ½” overall and retains its original blue finish and wood grips which are undamaged. The left side of the frame is stamped with the manufactiurer’s mark VCS*CGH Suhl (Valentin Christoph Schilling* Carl Gottlieb Haenel). It has matching serial numbers '2112S' stamped on the frame & barrel. The frame is also date stamped ’87’ (1887) and has small Imperial inspection marks. The pistol is side gate loading and fitted with military lanyard ring lug. The pistol is single action and its firing & loading mechanism works with a nice crisp action. The left side of the frame has a thumb operated safety lever which works as it should. The steel grip strap is Regiment marked '23.R.A. 1.79’ To The 23rd Regiment Of Artillery, Battery No.1, Weapon Number 79. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17031
£0.00

SECTIONED, ARMOURER’S INSTRUCTIONAL PIECE Imperial German Model 1879 (M/79) ‘Cavalry Model’ 10.6 mm Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre Reichs Revolver. Sn 17099:1 - 17099:1
The M1879 Reichsrevolver, or Reichs-Commissions-Revolver Modell 1879 and 1883, were service revolvers used by the Imperial German Army from 1879 to 1908, when it was superseded by the Luger. The two versions of the revolver differ only in barrel length (The M1883 had a 5-inch barrel). Although the design was dated, the weapon was extremely robust, and they were still used through World War I. The M1879 is referred to as the "cavalry model" and the M1883 as the "officer's model," by collectors, which were not official designations. Both models were single-action, solid frame, non-ejecting six-shot revolvers. This is an original M79 Cavalry model Reichs Revolver sectioned at some point in its life to display display the inside of the barrel, cylinders & firing mechanisms. It has the correct 7” round barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech. It measures 13 ½” overall and original wood grips, one of which is cut away to display the mechanism in the grip frame. All sectioned areas are highlighted in red paint. The pistol is single action. It cocks and dry fires & the cylinder indexes correctly. There are no manufacturer marks visible on the metal work which is in the white. The left side of the frame has a thumb operated safety lever which works as it should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre revolver which has been sectioned and is incapable of firing no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17099:1
£950.00

Victorian Era Michel Ledent (Ml) Liege Belgium Velo-Dog 5.5mm Velo Dog Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Revolver With Folding Trigger & Swivelling Captive Ejector Rod. Sn 17072 - 17072
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". 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 Liege made 6 shot, Velo-Dog revolver. It has a fluted cylinder and 1 ½” octagonal barrel (5” overall). The barrel has a blade fore sight and the rear sight consists of a groove in the top of the frame. The barrel's bore is clean with crisp rifling. The metal work is in the white. It has original, undamaged, chequered, Gutta Percha hard rubber grips. It is side gate loading and its double & single action firing mechanism works correctly. The pistol’s hammer is without hammer spur and folding trigger to prevent snagging on clothing. The barrel and frame have Liege ‘crown above R’ & ‘star above q’ proof inspection marks. The frame has a maker’s mark which appears to be ‘Ml’ (most likely Michel Ledent a Liege Gunmaker). 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. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17072
£645.00

1874 Colt USA 'New Line' Factory Nickel Plated 5 Shot .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Single Action Pocket Revolver. Sn 17070 - 17070
The Colt New Line was a single action pocket revolver introduced by the Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company in 1873. This is a very good example. The metal work has its original factory nickel plating which is worn in places consistent with age. The revolver has a 2 ¼” round barrel (6” overall). The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. The top of the barrel is crisply marked 'Colt's PT FA MFG CC Hartford CT USA'. The frame is stamped with ’32 Cal’ calibre detail. It has a blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The action is single action only and works as it should. It has a removable cylinder for speed loading. The Walnut grips are undamaged. The underside of the barrel is stamped with serial number ’7579’ which dates its manufacture to 1874. Matching number ‘579’ is stamped on the cylinder. 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 17070
£675.00

SOLD SOLD (25/01) MINT BORE, Victorian Era Liege Belgium Velo-Dog 7.5mm Obsolete Calibre 5 Shot Hammerless Revolver With Folding Trigger & Swivelling Captive Ejector Rod. Sn 17069 - 17069
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". 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 Liege made 5 shot, Velo-Dog revolver. It has a fluted cylinder and 2 ¼” octagonal barrel (5 ¼” overall). The barrel has a blade fore sight and the top of the frame has a 'v' notch rear sight. The barrel's bore is near mint clean and bright with crisp deep cut rifling. The barrel and cylinder retain their original blue finish. It has original, undamaged, chequered, Gutta Percha hard rubber grips. It is side gate loading and its double action only firing mechanism works correctly. The pistol has an internal hammer and folding trigger to prevent snagging on clothing. The barrel has and frame have Liege ‘crown above R’ & ‘star above C’ proof inspection marks. The frame is numbered 2897 (all illustrated). 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. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17069
£0.00
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