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C1750-1780 Irish Samuel Wallace Dublin 15 Bore Flintlock Duelling / Holster Pistol With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 21572:2 - 21572:2
This is a very good flintlock holster or duelling pistol. It measures 15 ¾” overall and has a 10 ¼” octagonal barrel with small blade fore sight. The smooth bore has light staining and residue consistent with age & use. One barrel flat has English black powder proofs and ‘SW’ cartouche (most likely the gun mark of Samuel Wallace who is recorded as working in Dublin, Ireland C1750-1780, see page 103 of English, Irish & Scottish Firearms Makers by A. Merwyn Carey). The lock pate is signed ‘Wallace’ with foliate decoration. It has a swan neck cock, steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial and steel ramrod mounts. It has a walnut full stock. The top of the stock’s wrist is inlaid with a void white metal escutcheon. The pistol has an ebonised wood ramrod. Its cocking and firing action work as they should. The price for this pistol worthy of further research 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 21572:2
£1,245.00

C1790 English Form Flintlock Blunderbuss Traveling / Overcoat Pistol With Cannon Barrel. Sn 21572:1 - 21572:1
This is a blunderbuss flintlock pistol in English form made C1790. It is 8” overall with a 3 ¾” cannon barrel. The flared muzzle is approx. ¾” diameter. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age and use. It has its original undamaged walnut full stock inlaid with steel fittings including trigger guard with acanthus bud finial, stock plate, ram rod flutes and butt plate. The action works as it should. There are no visible external maker marks or black powder proofs. It is complete with small wood ram rod which has a brass end cap. The price for this blunderbuss flintlock pistol 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 21572:1 (drawers office)
£975.00

**RARE**C1840’s Victorian Unwin & Rodgers Sheffield Patent ‘NON-XLL Self Protector Etched Blade .28 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Combination Knife Pistol With Horn Scales, German Silver Octagonal Barrel & Fittings. Sn 21582 - 21582
This is an original Unwin & Rodgers .28 RF calibre combination knife pistol, advertised in 1839 as "The Life and Property Preserver" when the Sheffield company was granted a patent for rim fire cartridge guns. Overall the pistol when closed is 6 ¾” overall length. The octagonal barrel, frame, bolsters and integral cartridge box with hinged lid on the rear of the frame are German silver. The 3 ½” octagonal barrel has a small bead fore sight. The rear sight consists of wings on the ejector bar. The smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age and use. One barrel flat is crisply marked with English proof marks. Other barrel flats are signed ‘Unwin & Rodgers Patentees Sheffield’ & ‘NON-XLL’. It has a steel hammer and folding trigger. Its cocking & firing actions are strong. There are two folding knife blades, one 3 ½” length and signed ‘Unwin & Rodgers Sheffield’. This blade has a blued etched panel on one side with wording ‘Self Protector’ amongst foliate decoration. The other blade id 2 ½” length also signed ‘Unwin & Rodgers Sheffield’. It has undamaged polished horn grips. The price for this rare piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21582
£1,200.00

**MINT**1875 - 1912 American Colt No.3 .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Brass Frame Single Shot Derringer With Pivot Barrel & Period Leather Belt Holster. Sn 21594 - 21594
An original near mint .41 Cal Rim Fire, Colt No.3 derringer. Production ran from 1875 through until 1912. Our example has a brass frame with a sheathed trigger. Its 2 ½” barrel has excellent original blue finish & correctly pivots to the right for loading (the hammer must be at half cock to pivot the barrel). The pistol is 5” overall length. The barrel has a brass blade fore sight and English Black Powder proofs. Its rifled bore has just light staining consistent with age and use. The top of the barrel is signed by the manufacturer ‘Colt’. It has its original undamaged American walnut grips which are in excellent condition and secured with a single recessed brass screw bolt. Its loading and firing actions work crisply. The brass frame is stamped with calibre detail ‘’41 Cal’. The serial numbers are often stamped beneath the grips, and are not visible unless the grips are removed (we have not removed the grips). The pistol comes with an original hard to find period leather holster. The holster has a full flap cover with brass stud that fastens to a retaining strap with eyelet stitched to the body. The rear of the holster has a single stitched belt loop. All leather & stitching are clean and intact. The price includes UK delivery. NB as an obsolete calibre rim fire derringer no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 21594
£975.00

Large Frame WW1 Era Liege ‘Montenegrin Gasser’ 5 shot, 11.3×36mmR Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Double Action Military Revolver With Ornate Decoration, Polished Bone Grips & Original Removable Cylinder Insert (To Allow Chambering Of Thin Rim Cartridges). - 21580
The title 'Montenegrin Gasser' covers a variety of six-chamber large calibre revolvers. In 1910 King Nicholas I of Montenegro proclaimed that all male citizens were the Militia and had a right and a duty to own a Gasser Pattern revolver. The standard issue in the Montenegrin military was the Austrian Gasser Model 1870 in 11mm which became known as the Montenegrin Gasser. The sudden demand was met by producers in Austria, Belgium and Spain. Single and double-action locks were used, grips were often in ivory or bone, engraved decoration was common, and the predominant impression was one of weight and bulk. Gasser revolvers were used by the Austro-Hungarian Army during World War 1 and by various Armies including Italy & Yugoslavia in World War 2. The pistols were produced by the firm Leopold Gasser Waffenfabrik in Vienna from 1898 to 1912. This is a very good typically large frame Montenegrin Gasser revolver in 11.3×36mmR Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre. The metal work has foliate engraved and punch dot decoration and Liege proof marks (illustrated in image 2). The 5 ¼” barrel has a thick triangular block fore sight. The barrel’s rifled bore has just staining & residue consistent with age and use. The pistol measures 10 ½” overall length. It has a military lanyard ring & polished bone grips. One griphas some old stable nibbles to the edges. The pistol’s breaks open as it should and the firing mechanism works crisply in both single and double action. Interestingly the cylinder is fitted with an original removable steel insert to allow chambering of thin rim cartridges. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 21580
£875.00

**QUALITY MAKER**Cased C1850 Victorian English Blanch & Son London 6 Shot .400 Calibre Double Action Percussion Bar Hammer Pepperbox Bar Hammer Revolver With Accessories. Sn 21581 - 21581
John Blanch was born in 1784 and at the age of 16 was apprenticed to the London gunmaker Jackson Mortimer. On the 2 December 1809, John was married to his master’s daughter, Ann Eleanor Mortimer in Spitalfields Christ Church, Stepney. 1809 also saw Blanch establish his own business from 39 Fish Street Hill. This came after a short lived partnership with his father in law, under the name of Mortimer & Blanch. The early years saw John Blanch working mainly for John Manton but he soon became well established and respected as a gunmaker in his own right. Blanch’s respected standing as a businessman and gunmaker is evidenced by his rapid advancement through the ranks of the Farriers Company, culminating in 1834 with the prestigious appointment of ‘Master’. With his wife, John Blanch had three sons. Their first son, John, was born in 1812 and was apprenticed to his father. In 1836 John moved from London to run the business which his father had acquired from gunmaker Robert Williamson at 26 Silver Street, Hull. However, later the same year John, along with his wife Sara emigrated to Australia and the business in Hull was sold. Sadly John died in 1839, killed in an explosion in his business premises in Melbourne. Second son, Henry Mortimer Blanch was born in 1817. Henry too was apprenticed to his father but, like John, Henry did not stay in the family business and, in 1843, also emigrated to Australia. William Harnett Blanch, son of the late John and Sara, who had been returned from Australia soon after the accident was in 1851 apprenticed to his uncle, William. W. H. Blanch later went on to run his own business at 4 Derby Square, Liverpool. By the time that William Blanch died in 1899, his son, Herbert John Blanch had taken over the running of the business. H. J. Blanch authored ‘A Century of Guns’ which was first published in 1909. The Company is still in existence today. This is a very good pepperbox bar hammer revolver by Blanch & Son London made circa 1850 in its later fitted case with accessories. The revolver measures 9 ½” overall and the barrel cluster is 3 ¼” length. The action, bar hammer, steel frame and trigger guard are engraved with a foliate design. The action tang is signed by the maker ‘Blanch & Son London’. The barrel cluster has English black powder proofs. The revolver has undamaged wood grip with chequered panels and inlaid white metal escutcheon. The barrel’s smooth bores have just light staining consistent with age. It's firing action works crisply. The pistol comes with its later fitted wood case. The case with hinged lid has a lock with key which works as it should. The inside of the case is fitted and lined with felt to hold the pistol and its accessories which consist of a small a quantity of moulded lead balls and a white metal oil tin with screw top lid which has an integral oil applicator tool. 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 part of a collection or display. Sn 21581
£795.00

**MINT BORE**C1830 English Thornley Blackburn (Lancashire), 50 Bore, Percussion Pocket Pistol With Turn Off Barrel & Hinged Frizzen Type Nipple Protector. Sn 21393:65 - 21393:65
This is a nice 50 Bore percussion pocket pistol made C1820. It is 6” overall with a 1 ½” screw off barrel. The barrel’s bore is near mint clean and bright. On the left side of the steel frame amongst the fine banners and arms decoration is engraved 'Thornley' and the right 'Blackburn' within similar banner and arms design. The only Lancashire based gunmaker named Thornley we can find is James Thornley 161 Friargate Preston Lancs 1827, possibly the same man (see page 348 of British Gunmakers Vol.2 by Brown). It has a concealed folding trigger & sliding safety bolt. The pistol is also fitted with an unusual innovative hinged steel 'frizzen style' nipple protector/ safety. The action works crisply. It has impressed black powder proof /inspection marks on the underside of the action and barrel. The original chequered bag shaped walnut grip is undamaged and inlaid with void white metal 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 21393:65
£725.00

**MINT BORE**1774 – 1802 English Robert Wogdon London 50 Bore Flintlock Overcoat Pistol With Safety Bolt & Ram Rod. Sn 21393:64 - 21393:64
The English London based Gunsmith Robert Wogdon (1733-1813) is recorded as having premises at Cockspur St, Charing Cross in 1764 & Haymarket 1774- 1802 (see page 216 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This is an excellent flintlock overcoat pistol by Robert Wogdon. It is 7 ¼” overall length with a 3 ¾” round steel barrel. The barrel’s smoothbore is near mint clean & bright. The underside of the barrel has crisp black powder proofs / inspection marks. The action has foliate engraved decoration around oval panels. one panel is signed ‘Wogdon’, the other ‘London’. It has a steel cock fitted with flint. The cocking and firing mechanisms work crisply and it has a sliding safety bolt to the rear of the action. The original walnut stock 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 21393:64
£695.00

**RARE**SHORT PRODUCTION PERIOD**1799-1803 English Dunderdale & Mabson Birmingham 80 Bore Flintlock Pistol With Turn Off Barrel & Folding Bayonet. Sn 21393:63 - 21393:63
This an excellent flintlock pocket pistol made By Dunderdale & Mabson who were quality English Gun makers located at Newton Street, Birmingham for just 4 years between 1799-1803 before joining with another gunmaker named Labron (see page 35 of English Gunmakers By Bailey & Nie). It is 7 ¾” overall length (with bayonet folded) and has a 2 ½” screw off barrel (the muzzle of the barrel is grooved for tool to turn off the barrel. We do not have the tool). The barrel’s smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age and use. The barrel has a 2 ¼” triangular folding bayonet which is released by sliding the trigger guard to the rear. The bayonet locks in place when open and is released for closing by depression of a steel button on the bayonet block. The underside of the frame has proof marks. It's action is decorated on both sides, one side with Martial banners & arms & on the left side with the manufacturer's name 'Dunderdale & Mabson' within a foliate edged panel. The action has a sliding safety bolt to the rear of the cock which is fitted with flint. It has its undamaged original bag shaped wood grip. The trigger guard is decorated with a stylised star motif. The weapon cocks and dry fires crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a private collection or display. Sn 21393:63
£695.00

English C1783-1792 Henshaw Cambridge Flintlock Traveling Pocket Pistol With 38 Bore Screw Off Cannon Barrel With Ornate Silver Butt Cap. Sn 21393:62 - 21393:62
John Henshaw was an English gunmaker recorded as working in Cambridge 1783-1792 when the business was then continued by his widow (name unknown) see page 98 of English Gunmakers by Baily & Nie. This is an excellent flintlock pistol by Henshaw. It is 7 ¾” overall length with 2”, turn off cannon barrel. The barrel’s smoothbore is clean. The underside of the action has crisp black powder proofs / inspection marks and number ‘2’. The action has foliate engraved decoration & scrolling banners one side signed with ‘I. Henshaw’ (most likely John Henshaw, his widow or one of his family. We cannot find a Cambridge gunmaker named I. Henshaw in our books). The cocking and firing mechanisms work crisply. The original walnut stock is excellent, chequered for grip & undamaged. The butt is fitted with an ornate silver butt cap depicting a basket of flowers and bird. 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 21393:62
£675.00
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