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**MATCHING DATES** Brace of Victorian, 1855 English Enfield Tower Short Sea Service Customs/ Revenue .577 Calibre Percussion Pistols With Captive Ram Rods & Belt Bars. Sn 19287 - 19287
This is an excellent original brace of Victorian, Short Sea Service Customs / Revenue percussion pistols by Enfield Tower. They are each 12” overall length with 6” barrels in .577 Calibre. The barrels have small bead fore sights and notched plate rear sights. The Walnut full stocks are a nice deep brown with regulation brass furniture & have just light bumps & bruises to be expected with age and service use. They each have their original captive steel ram rods & the barrels have crisp proof marks. The smooth bores have just light staining consistent with age. The brass butt plates have steel lanyard rings. The action plates are both crisply marked ‘Tower’ (Enfield) with Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and dated ‘1855’. The actions both function crisply. The original steel belt bars have small ‘B4 Crown’ inspection marks. As antique percussion pistols no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a display or collection. The price for the pair includes UK delivery. Sn 19287
£1,850.00

**BEST QUALITY**C1790 Matching Pair Of English HW Mortimer London Gun Maker To His Majesty 13 Bore Gentleman’s Flintlock Duelling Pistols, With Octagonal Damascus Barrels. Sn 18573 - 18573
HW Mortimer and his son Harvey Walklate Mortimer were London gunsmiths' between 1753 and into the 1800s with premises at Fleet Street (see page 187 of British Gunmakers London By Brown). The Mortimer family made Firearms by Royal Appointment. This is a superb pair of matching English duelling pistols by HW Mortimer, London. The pistols are in fine condition undamaged and all original with 11” octagonal Damascus steel barrels & undamaged original walnut stocks with figured butts and chequered panel pistol grips. The barrels each have gold roundel inserts and inlaid lines at the breech. Each barrel is signed by the maker ‘HW Mortimer London Gun Maker To His Majesty’. The smooth bores have just light staining consistent with age. The barrels both have ‘v’ notch plate rear sights and brass blade fore sights. Both pistols have Swan neck hammers fitted with flints and safety bolts. The pistol's firing actions work perfectly as they should. The lock plates of both pistols are crisply signed HW Mortimer in stylised script. The metal work has best quality deep cut hand tooled foliate decoration. Both pistols have their original wood ram rods with polished horn end caps. The price for this best quality pair of pistols includes UK delivery. NB as antique flintlock weapons no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18573
£7,950.00

Victorian British C1860's Benjamin Cogswell 224 Strand London Adams / Bentley Pattern 54 Bore Five Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver With Spurless Hammer Captive Loading Rod & Octagonal Barrel. Sn 19122 - 19122
Between 1830 and 1842 Benjamin Cogswell was described as a pawnbroker at 4 Bengal Place. He then takes over at 224 Strand address & advertises himself as “Gun and Pistol warehouse” and later as gunmaker at 224 Strand. In 1863 Benjamin Cogswell (Jnr) takes Edward Harrison into partnership. Cogswell then becomes Cogswell & Harrison at 224 Strand. The famous Cogswell & Harrison still make best quality guns today and are London’s oldest surviving gunmakers. This is an excellent Adams / Bentley pattern 5 shot .54 bore revolver by Benjamin Cogswell. The weapon's firing mechanism works as it should, correctly, in double action only. It has a 5 ½” octagonal barrel (12 ½” overall). The bore has light staining consistent with age and use & crisp rifling. The barrel has a brass post fore sight & notched plate on the frame rear sight. The top barrel flat is signed ‘B. Cogswell 224 Strand London'. The action has a ‘hold off’ spring. The cylinder has English black powder proofs. It has the correct spurless hammer and captive loading arm. The metal work has areas of engraved foliate decoration. It’s finely chequered walnut grip is in excellent undamaged condition. 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 19122
£1,475.00

1860’s American Civil War Era Eli Whitney (Whitneyville Armoury) USA .36 Naval Calibre, 6 Shot Single Action (Remington Beals Navy) Percussion Revolver With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 18881 - 18881
The Whitneyville Armoury USA was founded 1798 in New Haven Connecticut by Eli Whitney. Whitney produced approx. 33,000 revolvers to compete with Colt & Remington patent revolvers. Many were purchased by the Union Army & Navy and saw service in the American Civil War. In 1888, the Whitney Arms Company was sold to the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. This is an excellent, original 7 ½” octagonal barrel Eli Whitney Remington Beals Naval calibre revolver (the Remington Beals Navy model revolver in .36 Calibre had a slightly smaller frame than the Model 1858 Army model .44 calibre revolver). It is a 6 shot percussion revolver with drop down loading lever. The bore has just light staining consistent with age and crisp rifling. The loading lever has number 2599 which is repeated on the underside of the barrel partly obscured by the loading lever block. The metal work has nice patina throughout. The top of the barrel has visible ‘Whitney N.Haven’. The pistol has a small brass post fore sight, notched hammer & grooved frame rear sight and brass trigger guard. It has original undamaged Walnut grips. The cylinder has had replacement nipples fitted at some point in the pistol’s life. The pistol's loading and firing actions work as they should. 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 18881
£1,675.00

C1830 English, S. Brown 54 Bore Round Brass Action Percussion Pocket Pistol With Turn Off Steel Barrel & Concealed Trigger. Sn 18993:2 - 18993:2
This is a percussion pocket pistol made C1830. The pistol is 6 ½” overall with a 2 ¼” screw off steel barrel (a tool is required to turn off the barrel, we do not have the tool). The barrel’s smooth bore has just staining consistent with age. The left side of the round brass action is engraved with rubbed name 'S. Brown' next to foliate engraved decoration. The right has foliate decoration together with an indistinct word most likely a place name (illustrated in image 2). The underside of the action and barrel have proofs. It has a sliding safety bolt, folding concealed trigger and Dolphin hammer. The action works crisply. Its walnut grip is excellent with fine chequering and is inlaid with a void silver escutcheon. 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 a part of a collection or display. Sn 18993:2
£375.00

C1800 English Patrick Liverpool 18 Bore Flintlock Holster Pistol Nipple & Drum Converted To Percussion C1830. Sn 18994 / 19533 - 18994 / 19533
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 into the mid 1800’s. This is a flintlock holster made C1800 by Patrick of Liverpool and later, C1830 nipple & drum converted to percussion. It measures 15 ¼” overall and has a 9” 2 stage un-sighted barrel. The barrel has proofs. The smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age. The top of the barrel is very faintly engraved ‘Liverpool' (to faint to photograph). It has a brass trigger guard with extended tang & brass ram rod flutes. The border engraved stepped lock plate is signed 'Patrick'. It has a dark walnut full stock with brass cudgel butt. The top of the stock’s wrist is inlaid with a brass shield engraved with stylised monogram. The pistol has a brass topped wooden ramrod with worm and screw off brass cap. Its cocking and firing action work 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 18994 / 19533
£795.00

C1815 English Clark London 32 Bore Flintlock Overcoat Travelling Pistol With Safety Bolt & Escutcheon Engraved ‘J. Lloyd’. Sn 18992 - 18992
This is a C1815 English Clark London 32 Bore Flintlock Overcoat Travelling Pistol. It has a 4” 32 Bore barrel with sighted rib engraved ‘LONDON’, border engraved stepped and bolted signed lock ‘CLARK’ (most likely John Clark gunmaker Chamber Street London 1814-1820 see page 149 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol 1). The pistol is full stocked with border engraved steel mounts, chequered grip, white metal escutcheon with engraved name ‘J.Lloyd’ no doubt the original owner & horn topped wooden ramrod. The barrel’s smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age. The hammer is fitted with flint. Its 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 18992
£795.00

C1840 Irish McKnight Dublin Officer’s Private Purchase .577 Calibre Percussion Pistol With Octagonal Barrel, Safety Bolt, Butt Trap & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 18987 - 18987
George McKnight was an Irish gunmaker recorded as early as 1815 at 14 Wood Street Dublin. This is a C1840 Irish McKnight Dublin Officer’s Private Purchase .577 Calibre Percussion Pistol . It has a 5 ½” .577 Calibre sighted octagonal barrel engraved ‘MCKNIGHT DUBLIN’, border and scroll engraved stepped breech with platinum vent, border and scroll engraved bolted lock, full stocked with border and scroll engraved mounts, chequered walnut grip, the butt with trap. It has a vacant white metal escutcheon, horn fore-end cap, swivel steel ramrod. It retains good traces of blue to the trigger guard, colour to the butt and varnish to the stock. The barrel’s smooth bore is clean. Its action works as it should. 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 18987
£1,200.00

SOLD SOLD (04/05) **MINT BORE** Cased C1870’s Irish W. Kavanagh & Son Dublin Webley Bentley Pattern 80 Bore Five Shot Double Action Only Percussion Revolver With Spurless Hammer, Octagonal Barrel & Accessories. Sn 18990 - 18990
William Kavanagh & Sons; Wm & Jas Kavanagh; William Kavanagh & Son, Dublin, Ireland was a Gun, Pistol & Rifle Maker, Gunpowder Merchant from 1796-1928 Although established in 1796, William Kavanagh was first recorded in 1817 at 6 Anderson's Court, Greek Street, Dublin. In 1822 he made his sons (William and James) partners in the business. While he moved to 4 Upper Ormond Quay to trade as William Kavanagh, his sons traded at 11 Dame Street as William Kavanagh & Sons. By 1840 William Kavanagh was trading at 4 Upper Ormond Quay as a gunpowder merchant. In 1847 William Kavanagh & Sons took additional premises at 12 Dame Street into which they moved relinquishing 11 Dame Street later that year. In 1849, James Kavanagh was recorded trading on his own as a gunmaker at 4 Upper Ormond Quay. William Kavanagh (& Son?) was recorded at 12 Dame Street. William II appears to have managed the business. In 1853 William Snr retired or died and William and James took over to trade as Wm & James Kavanagh, gun makers and gunpowder merchants. They exhibited at the Dublin exhibition in that year. In 1872 it appears that James retired or died because William continued at 12 Dame Street with a factory in Dame Lane. It may have been at this time that William (II) made his son a partner and that the business became William Kavanagh & Son, Gun Makers and Gunpowder Merchants, in 1881 they were recorded as such. Joseph Bentley held the patent for a double action revolver which he allowed to lapse in 1861. Thereafter the English & Irish Gun Trades made them in various forms. This is an excellent, original, cased Webley Bentley Pattern .80 Bore Five shot percussion revolver. Made C1870’s it has English black powder proof marks on the barrel and cylinder. The top barrel flat is signed ‘W. Kavanagh & Son Dublin’. The double action only firing mechanism works as it should. It has the correct loading lever and has a spurless hammer. The pistol has a 5” octagonal barrel (10 ¾” overall). The barrel’s bore is near mint clean & bright with crisp rifling. It has a brass post fore sight and ‘v’ notch plate on frame rear sight. The metal has even patina and much original blue finish to the barrel and cylinder. The pistol’s frame is marked ‘London Patent No 39948. Its chequered walnut grip is undamaged. It is contained in its fitted wood case. The case is lined in green felt and has compartments which snugly fit the weapon and its accessories. The accessory compartments contain an original brass and copper black powder flask by C&JW Hawksley (Sheffield), steel bullet mould marked ‘54’, a number of moulded lead bullets and balls, an empty E.Joyce & Co London labelled percussion cap tin, a C&JW Hawksley white metal oil bottle with screw off lid which has an integral oil applicator/ tool and a number of tools. The inside of the lid has a clean William Kavanagh & Son Dublin trade label (all illustrated). The lid of the case has an inlaid void brass plaque and it has a lock with key. 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 18990
£0.00

SOLD SOLD C1850's Victorian Unwin & Rodgers Sheffield Patent 'SELF PROTECTOR NON*XLL’ .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Combination Knife Pistol With Horn Scales, German Silver Octagonal Barrel & Fittings & Etched Blade. Sn 18989 - 18989
This is an excellent original Unwin & Rodgers .32 RF calibre combination knife pistol. The pistol dates to around the mid 1850s when the Sheffield company was granted a patent for rim fire cartridge guns. Overall the pistol when closed is 6 ¾” length. The octagonal barrel, frame, bolsters and integral cartridge box with hinged lid on the rear of the frame are German silver. The 3 ¼” octagonal barrel has a small bead foresight. The rear sight consists of wings on the ejector bar. The smooth bore has light staining consistent with age and use. One barrel flat is crisply marked with English proof marks. It has a steel hammer and folding trigger. Its cocking & firing actions are nice & strong. There are two folding knife blades, one single edged blade measures 2” length and is signed ‘Unwin & Rodgers Patent NON*XLL’’. The other blade measures 3 ¼” length and is also marked ‘Unwin & Rodgers Patent NON*XLL’. One side of the larger blade is nicely etched and blued with ‘Self Protector’ within a foliate panel. It has excellent undamaged polished horn grips which are chequered at the pistol grip. The price for this quality made 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 18989
£0.00
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