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SOLD SOLD (29/12) Early 1800’s Balkan / Turkish Ottoman Empire 16 Bore Flintlock Pistol With Ornately Decorated Brass Frame. A 581 - A 581
This is an elegant Balkans / Turkish Ottoman flintlock pistol. It is 19 ½”overall with a 12” 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, foliate & scrollwork designs . The brass is clean and excellent. It has a steel cock & ornate brass trigger. The cocking & firing actions are crisp. There are no external maker or date marks on the pistol. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading flintlock pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. A 581
£0.00

**ALL MATCHING NUMBERS**American Civil War Era Colt Root’s Patent Model 1855 Side Hammer .28 Calibre 5 Shot Single Action Percussion Revolver With Original Period Leather Holster. Sn 20199 - 20199
The Colt Model 1855 Root Side-hammer percussion Pocket Revolver was manufactured from 1855 through to 1870 originally in both .28 and .31 calibre. It was designed by Samuel Colt even-though it was named after Elisha K. Root who was Colt’s factory foreman and general superintendent. The Root revolver was Colt's only percussion handgun built on the solid frame principle and featured a side-hammer, mounted on the right side of the frame, a spur trigger, a cylinder pin entering from the rear and one-piece grip secured to the back-strap. Our example also has its original captive lever ram rod. This example is in excellent condition 8 ½” overall with a 3 ½” octagonal barrel. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has even patina throughout. It has the correct single piece Walnut grip. It has a small brass post fore sight and grooved top of frame rear sight. The top barrel flat is marked with Colts Hartford CT USA address and 1855 patent detail (illustrated). It has all matching numbers 9763 on the barrel, grip frame and cylinder. The cylinder has a faint indistinct engraved scene. The correct single action firing mechanism works crisply. This is a nice example of an early pattern colt revolver. The pistol comes with an original period leather holster. The leather of the holster has wear and scuffs consistent with age and use. The holster has a flap cover with white metal male stud that would have fitted to a female stud on the body of the holster. The female stud is absent. There is a square void on the body of the holster where the female part would have been. The muzzle end of the holster is open. The rear of the holster has a belt loop stitched to it. The price includes UK delivery. NB No licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 20199
£1,200.00

SOLD SOLD (16/12) **MATCHING NUMBERS**American Civil War Era, Manhattan Arms Manufacturing Co (Colt Navy) 1859 Patent .36 Naval Calibre, 5 Shot Single Action Percussion Revolver With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 20197 - 20197
The Manhattan Arms Manufacturing Company 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 barrel’s rifled bore has just light staining consistent with age and use. The metal work has even patina throughout and it has a brass grip frame. The cylinder has faint foliate engraved panels. The top of the barrel is signed ‘Manhattan Firearms Co Newark N.J patented March’ and what looks like ‘1864’ date. The pistol's steel frame, barrel block, butt of the grip frame & trigger guard assembly are stamped with matching serial numbers '58195'. The rim of the cylinder has ‘Patented Dec 27 1859’. It has its original undamaged American Walnut grip. The pistol's correct single action only firing mechanism works 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 20197
£0.00

C1800 British Pritchard London .650 Carbine Calibre Coaching / Naval Pistol With Brass 2 Stage Barrel, Brass Fittings & French Form Cock. Sn 20232 - 20232
This is an attractive, sturdy, original C1800 Coaching or Naval flintlock pistol. It is 13” overall length, with a nicely engraved brass lock plate. The plate has foliate decoration and the maker or retailer name ‘Pritchard’ ( a William Pritchard was a Birmingham based Gunsmith with premises at The Bull ring 1828-37, New Street 1837-44 Union Street 1845-47 135 New St and Worcester St 1847-1853. The Company became Pritchard & Son in 1853 and operated from 97 & 108 New Street until 1860 we cannot find a Pritchard working in London in the flintlock era. See page 312 of British Gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown). It has brass furniture including brass cudgel trigger guard with extended tang. The smooth bore of the 8” 2 stage brass barrel is clean. The barrel is signed ‘London’, has black powder proofs and foliate engraved decoration. The trigger guard with extended tang and pineapple finial has foliate engraved decoration. It has its wood ram rod with brass end cap & worm, brass stock flute mount and all original walnut full stock. The wood has just light bumps & bruises to be expected with age & use. The pistol grip has chequered panels and the top of the wrist is inlaid with void brass disc. The lock has a French form cock. The 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. Sn 20232
£1,575.00

1807-1821 English Dunderdale, Mabson & Labron, Birmingham 54 Bore Brass Action & Barrel Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Concealed Trigger. A 580 - A 580
This an excellent Flintlock pocket pistol made by Dunderdale, Mabson & Labron who were quality English Gun makers located at 25 Russell Street, Birmingham between 1807-1821 (see page 35 of English Gunmakers By Bailey & Nie). It is 5 ¾” overall length with a 2 ¼” brass barrel. The barrel’s bore has staining consistent with age and use. The underside of the barrel has crisp proof marks. It's brass action is decorated with Martial banners on the right side and signed with the manufacturer's name 'Dunderdale, Mabson & Labron' on the left. It has undamaged original bag shaped wood grip. The action has a safety bolt behind the hammer and it has a concealed trigger which folds open when the hammer is cocked. 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. A 580
£575.00

C1875 Belgian Liege Made Military 12 mm Octagonal Barrel Pinfire Double Action Revolver. 20083. - 20083
A Liege proofed 6 shot 12 mm double action pinfire revolver number made C1865. It has a 6” barrel and It has a knurled capstan bolt securing the barrel & dark wooden grips. The butt has lanyard ring. The octagonal barrel’s bore is clean with crisp rifling with inspection marks to the the right hand side. It has a blade foresight, the fluted cylinder has an ‘ELG’ Liege mark and other small inspection marks. The pistol has the typical Chamelot & Delvigne type side loading gate and has a captive sliding ejector rod. The pistol's firing mechanism works as it should in both single and double action. The price includes UK delivery NB as an obsolete calibre, antique, pin fire weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. 20083.
£675.00

Belgian Liege Made Chamelot & Delvigne 9mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Ornate Decoration. 20082 - 20082
A Liege proofed 6 shot 9 mm double action pinfire revolver number 1898 made C1865. It has a 6” barrel, the breech cylinder and frame have inlaid scrolled tendrils. It has a knurled capstan bolt securing the barrel & foliate deep carved ebony grips. The butt has lanyard ring. The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has a blade foresight, the fluted cylinder has an ‘ELG’ Liege mark and the frame has other small inspection marks. The pistol has the typical Chamelot & Delvigne type side loading gate and has a captive sliding ejector rod. The pistols serial No 1898 is on the body above the trigger. The pistol's firing mechanism works as it should in both single and double action. The price includes UK delivery NB as an obsolete calibre, antique, pin fire weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. 20082.
£675.00

1795-1832 English, .44" Bore, Brass Framed Percussion Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel By Patrick Of Liverpool. A 530. - A 530
Jeremiah Patrick was an English Liverpool based Gunsmith between 1795-1814 The business was then taken on by Edward Patrick between 1814-1820 & finally by Ann Patrick from 1820-1832. This is a fine .44" Bore brass framed percussion pocket pistol by Patrick. It is 6 inches overall with a 1 3/4" screw off barrel & a dolphin hammer. On the left side amongst the fine foliate decoration is engraved 'Patrick' and the right 'Liverpool' within foliate design. It has a concealed folding trigger & sliding safety catch feature. The action works as it should. It has impressed proof /inspection marks on the barrel and frame. The bag shaped wood grip is excellent & undamaged and is inlaid with a void silver escutcheon. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to possess in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. A 530.
£475.00

C1750 18 Bore Balkan Flintlock Belt / Holster Pistol With Ornate Silver Wire, Enamel / Coral Decoration, Gold Inlaid Maker’s Lozenges & Cudgel Butt. Sn 17206. - 17206
This is an attractive Balkans flintlock pistol made C1750. It is 19 ¼”overall with a 12 ½” steel barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel is unsighted. The barrel has 3 inlaid gold lozenges most likely maker’s marks and the muzzle has an ornate brass barrel band. It has its original tropical hard wood full stock with ornate carved foliate decoration. The wood has a few knocks and bumps to be expected but is toally secure with no cracks. The stock is intricately decorated with silver wire and a row of 3 enamel / coral balls inset in silver mounts on the back of the grip. It has an ornate German silver cudgel butt with long tangs. The trigger guard with stylised finial has remnants of leather liner period laced onto it. The lock plate and hammer have quality tooled decoration and the action works as it should. 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 17206.
£875.00

C1800 English Smith London 56 Bore Brass Flintlock Pistol With Black Powder Proofs & Steel Turn Off Barrel. Sn 17586. - 17586
There were many English gun makers named Smith operating in both London & the Provinces during the flintlock era. This is a very good brass flintlock pocket pistol made C1800. The pistol has a steel hammer fitted with flint, frizzen, trigger & trigger guard. The brass frame is signed by the maker ‘Smith’ on one side within oval panel. The reverse is signed ‘London’ on similar panel. The pistol measures 7 ¼” overall & has a 2½” screw off steel barrel (removal of the barrel requires a tool which we do not have). The barrel’s smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age and use. The pistol has black powder proofs on the underside of the action together with small ‘J.B’ inspection mark and number ‘1’. The pistol has an undamaged bag shape walnut stock. The pistol’s action is strong. The price includes UK delivery. NB No licence is required to own this antique flintlock pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17586.
£450.00
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