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**QUALITY** C1840 Samuel Conway Stockport (Cheshire) 48 Bore German Silver Box Lock Action Percussion Pocket Pistol With Octagonal Blued Steel Barrel Black Powder Proofs, Safety Bolt, Turn Off Barrel & Concealed Folding Trigger. Sn 18603 - 18603
Samuel Conway was an English Cheshire based Gunsmith. In 1840 he is recorded as having premises at 4 Middle Hillgate Stockport (see page 196 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol.2). This is an excellent percussion pocket pistol by Conway. The pistol is 6 ½” overall with a 2” screw off smoothbore blued steel octagonal barrel. The bore is clean (a tool is required to remove the barrel, we do not have a tool). The left side of the German Silver action is crisply engraved 'Conway' on banner within foliate panel. The right ’Stockport’ on banner within foliate panel. It has a sliding safety bolt, folding concealed trigger and Dolphin hammer. The action is strong. It has crisp proof marks on the underside of the action and barrel. Its original, undamaged bag shaped walnut grip has no damage. The price for this nicely marked quality pistol 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 18603
£475.00

Early 19th Century Balkan / Turkish Ottoman 20 Bore Miquelet Lock Pistol With Ornately Decorated Brass Covered Frame, Damascus Steel Barrel & ‘Rat Tail’ Butt. Sn 18606 - 18606
This is an attractive Balkans / Turkish Ottoman Pistol. It is 14 ¾”overall with a 7¼” Damascus 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 & scroll tooling & clusters of white metal studs . The brass has knocks and bumps to be expected but is totally secure and it has the typical ‘rat tail’ butt. The hammer is fitted with flint. The pistol has steel ram rod which is firmly stuck in the stock's rammer flute. The strong action cocks & dry fires. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 18606
£575.00

C1780 Flintlock Pistol With English Black Powder Proofs, Turn Off Cannon Barrel, Stock Decorated With Inlaid Silver Wire. Sn 18399 - 18399
This is an attractive flintlock pistol with turn off cannon barrel. It is 12 ¼” overall with a 5 ¼” screw off cannon barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age and use. It has crisp English black powder proofs on the underside of the action. The action is signed on one side with indistinct un-readable name within banner ‘**OLE’ and foliate engraved decoration (illustrated in image 2, most likely the maker or retailer). The action is strong. The bag shaped walnut grip has bumps and bruises consistent with age and is inlaid with ornate silver wire decoration. Small areas of silver wire are absent. The price for this pistol worthy of further research regarding the maker 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 18399
£695.00

C1840 English 50 Bore Muzzle Loading Percussion Pocket Pistol With Twist Fluted Barrel. Sn 18256 - 18256
This percussion pocket pistol is 6 ½” overall with a 2 ½” twist fluted barrel. The underside of the barrel and action have English black powder proofs. The pistol’s smooth bore has staining & residue consistent with age & use. It has a Dolphin hammer and the action has foliate engraved decoration. There are no visible manufacturer marks on this pistol. The action works as it should with a strong spring action. The bag shaped walnut grip has chequered panels. The back of the grip is inlaid with void German silver 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 18256
£395.00

**SCARCE**C1850 English, Beattie & Sons Liverpool, 50 Bore Under Hammer Percussion Traveling Boot Pistol With Brass Action & Octagonal Screw Off Barrel. A 1074. - A 1074
James Beattie was an English gunsmith recorded as working at Marylebone street, London between 1832-1835. He is also recorded as working with Henry Beattie at 205 & 223 Regent Street London in 1847 then on his own at 205 Regent Street between 1848 & 1864. Later between 1864 and 1879 James Beattie & Son are recorded at the same premises then between 1881 & 1894 James Beattie & Co are recorded at 104 Queen Victoria Street London (see page 140 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This is a nice box lock traveling pistol made C1850 by Beattie & Sons Liverpool. It is 9 ½” overall with a 3 ¾” screw off octagonal barrel (a tool inserted into the muzzle is required to turn off the barrel, we do not have the tool). The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has impressed black powder proofs on the underside of the barrel. The top barrel flat is signed ‘Beattie & Sons Liverpool’. The under hammer cocking & firing actions work crisply. The brass action has tooled decoration. The original finely chequered walnut grip with inlaid German silver escutcheon and stock ring is undamaged. The price for this rare to find pistol 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. A 1074
£795.00

C1770 English T. Colcomb London 54 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Cannon Barrel & Unusual Frizzen Spring On Barrel. A 1070 - A 1070
This is a flintlock pistol with cannon barrel made C1770 by T. Colcomb London (unknown). It is 6 ½” overall with a 2 ¼” cannon barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore is clean. It has crisp proofs on the underside of the action. The action is signed on one side ‘T. Colcomb’ within scrolling banner and the reverse ‘London’ within scrolling banner. The action is strong and it has an unusual frizzen spring on the barrel. The bag shaped walnut grip is in good order. 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. A 1070
£675.00

C1790 English Or Irish 28 Bore Flintlock Traveling Pocket Pistol By Knight With Damascus Barrel, Full Stock & Ram Rod. Sn 18279:16 - 18279:16
This is an excellent flintlock pocket size traveling pistol made C1790 in the form popular in England & Ireland in the period. It is 5 ¾” overall with a 2 ½” round steel damascus steel barrel which has a grooved top and bead fore sight. The barrel’s smoothbore is clean. It measures 14mm at the muzzle opening (approx. 28 bore). There are no external visible proof marks. The action, swan neck hammer fitted with flint, ram rod flute, trigger guard with extended tang and acorn finial have foliate engraved decoration. The lock plate is crisply signed ‘Knight’ with an indistinct prefix letter initial (we cannot find any English gunmakers named knight working in the flintlock era but a Dublin maker named MC Knight is known to have made flintlock pistols). It has a walnut full stock with wood ram rod. The stock has just bumps and bruises to be expected with age & use. The stock has a chequered panel grip, inlaid silver escutcheon and German Silver pommel cap. Its action works crisply. The price for this pistol worthy of further research regarding the maker 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 18279:16
£675.00

**SOLD**12/5**C1850 English Gough & Bowen London Steel Frame 38 Bore Muzzle Loading Percussion Overcoat Traveling Pistol With Octagonal Barrel & Captive Steel Ramrod. Sn 18279:9 - 18279:9
Little is known about Gough & Bowen’s gunmaking history. Daniel Gough and Bowen (no first name listed) made wood working planes in London from about 1840 to 1855. Gough was also a gunsmith. This is an excellent steel framed percussion overcoat pistol by Gough & Bowen. It is 8 ¾”overall length with a 4” octagonal steel barrel. The barrel’s bore has staining consistent with age & crisp rifling. The barrel has English black powder proofs. The top of the barrel is signed ‘Gough & Bowen’. The action, Dolphin hammer, & trigger guard have foliate engraved decoration. It has a brass bead fore sight, ‘v’ notch rear sight and captive steel ram rod. The action works crisply. The Walnut stock is undamaged and has fine chequering. The back of the grip has a void inlaid German Silver 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 18279:9
£0.00

**VERY RARE**MINT BORE**Cased, American Civil War Confederate Army Contract London Armoury Company Large Frame Kerr’s Patent .54 Bore Five Shot Single Action Percussion Revolver With Side Mounted Hammer, Octagonal Barrel & Accessories. Sn 18279:5 - 18279:5
James Kerr had been the foreman for the Deane, Adams and Deane gun factory. Robert Adams, one of the partners and inventor of the Adams revolver, was Kerr's cousin. Kerr developed an improvement to the Adams revolver, British Patent No. 1722 of July 28, 1855, and when Adams left the Deane brothers to found the London Armoury Company on February 9, 1856, Kerr went with him. The London Armoury Company manufactured military rifles and revolvers. Kerr's Patent Revolver was an unusual 5-shot single-action revolver manufactured from 1859 to 1866 by the London Armoury Company. When the American Civil War began in 1860 and the governments of both the United States and the Confederacy began purchasing arms in Britain. In November 1861, 1,600 revolvers were purchased for the Union army, at $18.00 a piece. However Confederate arms buyers Maj. Caleb Huse and Cpt. James D. Bulloch contracted for all the rifles and revolvers the Armoury could produce (and the Confederate government could pay for). As a result, the London Armoury Company became a major arms supplier to the Confederacy, selling the most of the 11,000 Kerr revolvers produced to Huse. It is easily recognised by its side-mounted hammer. This is an excellent, original, cased Kerr revolver. The single action firing mechanism works crisply. It has the correct captive loading lever and side mounted hammer. The pistol has a 5 ½” octagonal barrel (11 ½” overall). The bore is near mint clean and bright with crisp rifling. One barrel flat is signed ‘LAC’ (London Armoury Company) and has Victorian English proofs. It has a brass post fore sight and ‘v’ frame rear sight. The metal in the white is clean. The action frame is signed ‘London Armoury’ and the action tang ‘London Armoury Co’. The action frame also has ‘Kerr’s Patent ‘10628’ (the number is the serial number of the gun, and not the patent number). The serial number puts the weapon in the serial number range of those supplied to the confederate military. The cylinder has matching number and Victorian proofs. Its chequered walnut grip is undamaged and has military lanyard ring. The pistol is contained in its wood case. The felt lined case has compartments which snugly fit the weapon and its accessories. The accessory compartments contain an original Heath Patent marked brass powder flask, 2 tools, brass & steel double bullet & ball mould, a small quantity of moulded lead balls & bullets,an empty percussion cap tin labelled Eley Bros, a tin labelled Whitworth & Co felt wads & a white metal oil container with screw off lid which has an integral oil applicator. The case has a brass lock (key absent). The price for this rare cased pistol includes UK delivery. NB As an antique cap & ball percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18279:5
£3,950.00

C1850 Liege Belgium Mariette Brevete 6 Shot .36 Calibre Percussion Pepperbox Ring Trigger Revolver With Removable Barrels. Sn 18258:22 - 18258:22
Guillaume Mariette de Cheratte submitted 22 patents for various weapons in Liege between 1832 - 1851. Regarded as the 'Mercedes' of gun development at the time, this is an excellent example of his work. He signed his pistols 'Mariette Brevete' (see pages 148 to 151 of Pepperbox firearms by Dunlap). This is very good Mariette Brevete marked pepperbox ring trigger revolver made circa 1850. The revolver measures 7 ½” overall and the barrel cluster is 3” length. Unlike many pepperbox fixed barrel cluster pistols the Mariette system consists of a cluster of 6 barrels, each barrel being removable by inserting a specially made tool into the muzzle of each barrel. The tool locks into 4 grooves in each muzzle allowing the barrels to be screwed off individually (we do not have the tool). The barrel’s have small proof marks and are numbered 1 to 6. There is also a Liege ‘ELG’ proof mark on the barrel cluster. The barrel’s smooth bores have just staining consistent with age and its loading, cocking and firing actions work as they should. The steel frame’s has ornate engraved decoration and the underside of the grip tang is faintly signed ‘Mariette Brevete’. The revolver has an undamaged ebony grip. The price for this excellent pistol 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 18258:22
£745.00
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