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C1840 German Goellner A Suhl 50 Bore Percussion Target / Duelling Pistol With Octagonal Barrel & Safety Catch. Sn 18258:3 - 18258:3
This is an excellent quality percussion target / duelling pistol. The pistol has an 8” octagonal steel barrel (14 ¼” overall length). The smooth bore is clean. The top barrel flat is signed ‘Goellner A Suhl’. The action has foliate engraved decoration. Its attractive walnut full stock has a chequered grip panel, stepped steel pommel cap with foliate engraved decoration and polished horn fore end cap. There is a small, old, fine, stable crack in the wood near to the stock plate which can only be seen on close inspection (illustrated in image 3). The stock plate, ram rod flute tang and trigger guard with spur & extended tang have foliate tooled decoration including acanthus bud finials. The Dolphin hammer has a brass rosette head bolt securing it to the action and a swivelling safety catch. The pistol a blade fore sight and ‘v’ notch plate on the action rear sight. The pistol has a wood ram rod. The pistol’s cocking and firing actions work crisply. The price for this pistol worthy of further research regarding the manufacturer 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 18258:3
£1,200.00

C1880, Cased Victorian Tranter's Patent, Single Action, 7 Shot .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Revolver With Sheathed Trigger & Octagonal Barrel By John Rigby & Co St James St London With Accessories. Sn 18258:1 - 18258:1
John Rigby & Company (or John Rigby & Co. (Gunmakers) Ltd) is the oldest gunmaking firm in continuous operation in the English-speaking world. Rigby has a distinguished history of technological advancement for both sporting and military application. Rigby rifles, guns and pistols have played prominent roles throughout the British Empire and particularly in Asia and Africa. The company was established by the first John Rigby in Dublin, Ireland in 1775. After the founding John Rigby's death, in 1818, his sons William and John Jason Rigby operated the business as W. & J. Rigby from circa 1820 to 1865, a period that spanned flintlock, percussion, pinfire and needlefire ignition and marked the start of the modern metallic cartridge era. Rigby was a leader in barrel-making and rifling technology and, at the time, it was also recognised for its high grade duelling pistols. John Rigby & Co opened their St James Street, London shop in 1865. This is an excellent Cased, John Rigby & Co St James Street, London, Tranter's Patent .32 RF Obsolete Calibre revolver made C1880 with accessories. It is 8 ½” overall with a 3 ½” octagonal barrel. The barrel’s rifled bore has just light staining consistent with age and use. It has a closed frame and superb finely chequered Walnut grip. It is side gate loading & has a sheathed trigger. The left side of the frame is marked 'W.Tranter's Patent' & Number '10048'. The top barrel flat is nicely engraved 'JNo Rigby & Co St James St London’. The barrel and cylinder are stamped with English black powder proof marks. The action is crisp, correctly in single action only. The pistol is contained in its Walnut case with hinged lid. The top of the lid is inlaid with a void central brass disc. The case has a brass lock. The key and small keyhole plate are absent. The case is lined with blue felt & has compartments which contain accessories including a steel & brass cleaning rod, tool with ebony handle & what appears to be a flat spring. The inside of the lid has a John Rigby & Co trade label. The price for this excellent cased revolver with accessories includes UK delivery. NB As an antique, obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 18258:1
£1,475.00

C1850 Pair Of English ‘Ward No.471’ 80 Bore Over & Under Double Revolving Turn Off Barrels Percussion Pistols. Sn 18242 - 18242
This is a nice pair of English percussion pistols made C1845. The matching pistols have steel Dolphin hammers, trigger guards and round steel barrels. The actions have foliate engraved decoration either side of the maker’s name ‘Ward No.471 on one side and a foliate panel on the reverse (there were many British Gunmakers named Ward working in both London & the Provinces in the mid 1800’s). The pistols feature a nice safety feature forward of the trigger guard which consists of a hooked flange which prevents the percussion cap on the unfired bottom barrel from being struck by accident. The Walnut grips are undamaged and have chequered panels for grip. The back of each grip have inlaid void brass escutcheons. The barrels of each pistol have black powder proofs. Both measure 7 ¼” overall & have 2 ½” turn off steel barrels (to remove the barrels a tool is required which would be inserted into the muzzle of each barrel to allow the barrels to be screwed off. The muzzles are notched to accept the tool. We do not have the tool to remove the barrels).The smooth bores of each barrel have staining consistent with age. Their cocking & firing actions work crisply. The price for these pistols worthy of further research regarding the maker includes UK delivery. NB No licence is required to own these antique percussion pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18242
£1,900.00

1843-1846 Pair Of Scottish Form 54 Bore Brass & Steel Construction Percussion Pistols With Irish Registration Marks ‘KE-256’(County Kerry) Octagonal Barrels & Captive Steel Ram Rods. Sn 18241 - 18241
The Irish Registration Act was passed in 1843 and lasted only a short while, until August 1846. All firearms owned in Ireland during that period had to be Registered and marked with the relevant County code. This is a very good pair of Scottish form, all metal construction percussion pistols made C1845. The matching pistols have steel hammers, trigger guards, octagonal barrels and captive steel ram rods. The hammer, trigger guard and barrels have foliate engraved decoration. The pale brass actions with spurred grip and flat butts have ornate engraved foliate decoration. The actions and barrels of each pistol have black powder proofs and each barrel has Irish registration mark ‘KE-256’ (County Kerry). There are no visible manufacturer marks on either pistol. Both measure 8 ¾” overall & have 3 ½” octagonal steel barrels. The smooth bores of each barrel are clean. The pistols have bead fore sights and ‘v’ notch block rear sights. Their cocking & firing actions work crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB No licence is required to own these antique percussion pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18241
£2,450.00

C1865 Liege Proofed Chamelot & Delvigne 12mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Silver & Gold Inlay Ornate Decoration, Folding Trigger & Octagonal Barrel. Sn 17910 - 17910
A Liege proofed 6 shot 12 mm double action pinfire revolver number 9293 made C1865. It has an octagonal 4 ¼” barrel. The barrel is marked “CHAMELOT & DELVIGNE INon Btee”. The cylinder has Liege proofs. The breech cylinder and frame have gold and silver inlaid scrolled tendrils (small sections missing). 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 folding trigger, blade fore sight and notched plate rear sight. 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. Sn 17910
£625.00

C1865 Liege Proofed Chamelot & Delvigne 7mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Silver Inlay Ornate Decoration, Folding Trigger & Octagonal Barrel. Sn 17901 - 17901
A Liege proofed 6 shot 7mm double action pin fire revolver number 13878 made C1865. It has an octagonal 3” barrel. The barrel is marked “CHAMELOT & DELVIGNE INon Btee”. The cylinder has Liege proofs. The breech and cylinder are inlaid and overlaid with silver tendrils and leaves, the latter also engraved with medallions, the frame and stepped butt cap are profusely engraved with vine leaves, tendrils and scrolls. It has antique Ivory grips. The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. It has a folding trigger & blade fore sight. 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. (Ivory Content Comprises Less Than 5% Volume & Weight). Sn 17901
£495.00

C1865 Liege Proofed Chamelot & Delvigne 9mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Silver Inlay Ornate Decoration, Folding Trigger & Octagonal Barrel. Sn 17905 - 17905
A Liege proofed 6 shot 9mm double action pinfire revolver number 1764 made C1865. It has an octagonal 4 ¼” barrel. The barrel is marked “CHAMELOT & DELVIGNE INon Btee”. The cylinder has Liege proofs. The barrel has simple silver line inlay, the cylinder and frame are engraved with chequered panels inlaid with silver borders and pique studs. It has a knurled capstan bolt securing the barrel & antique Ivory grips. The butt has lanyard ring. The barrel’s bore has just light staining consistent with age & crisp rifling. It has a folding trigger, blade fore sight and notched plate rear sight. 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. (Ivory Content Comprises Less Than 5% Volume & Weight). Sn 17905
£795.00

C1865 Liege Proofed Lefaucheux Type “Uba. Laport & Irmaos” (Rio de Janeiro), 7mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Gold Game Dogs & Game Birds In Flight Decoration, Folding Trigger & Antique Ivory Grips. Sn 17908 - 17908
A Belgian 6 shot 7mm Lefaucheux type double action side gate loading, pin fire revolver made C1865. It retains its original blue finish. It has a 3 ¼” octagonal barrel. The top barrel flat is gold inlaid in gothic script “Uba. Laport & Irmaos” (Rio de Janeiro), Liege ‘ELG*’ proved cylinder. The cylinder and frame are inlaid with gold lines, game dogs and flying game birds. It has a captive ejector rod, folding trigger, and plain antique ivory grips. The pistol’s bore is clean with typical light rifling. It has a blade fore sight and the rear sight consists of a grooved hammer. The pistol is double action only. 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 (Ivory Content Comprises less Than 5% Volume & Weight). Sn 17908
£595.00

**UNUSUAL LOADING MECHANISM & EJECTOR ROD**C1855-1866 A.PLIERS BREVETE Liege Proofed 6 Shot 12mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre Single Action Military Revolver Retailed by BIJON S MONTE-VIDEO. Sn 18077:1 - 18077:1
Adrien Pliers was a Liege gunmaker who received at least 6 different firearms patents between 1855 and 1866. This is a Belgian Liege 6 shot 12mm single action pin fire revolver with unusual loading mechanism & captive ejector rod by Adrien Pliers. The unusual ejector rod is clipped beneath the barrel, which hinges outwards and then slides in the conventional manner. The loading system is also most unusual, consisting of a revolving disc behind the cylinder with a single aperture which when at half cock is aligned with a chamber allows the cartridge to be inserted, (we have not seen this type of mechanism before). The revolver has a 6 ¼”, 2 stage barrel and measures 12” overall. The barrel has a triangular post fore sight and the rear sight consists of a notch in the hammer. Its rifled bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. The cylinder has Liege proofs. The metal work in the white has panels of engraved foliate decoration on the action frame. The breech is stamped “A.PLIERS BREVETE” & engraved “BIJON S MONTE-VIDEO”, The walnut grips are undamaged. The butt has military lanyard ring. The weapon’s cocking and firing actions work correctly in single action. The price for this unusual revolver worthy of further research 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. Sn 18077:1
£895.00

C1865 Liege Belgium Lefaucheux Patent 7mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Ornate Tooled Decoration, Folding Trigger & Antique Ivory Grips. Sn 17902 - 17902
A Belgian 6 shot 7mm Lefaucheux double action pinfire revolver made C1865, number 228357. It has a round barrel with octagonal breech 70mm (2¾”), the breech is marked “E. LEFAUCHEUX IN BREVETE”, Liege ‘ELG*’ proved cylinder. The breech, cylinder and frame engraved with scrolls, strapwork and dogs’ heads in medallions. It has a captive ejector rod, folding trigger, and plain antique ivory grips. The pistol’s bore has light staining consistent with age & crisp rifling. It has a triangular post fore sight and the rear sight consists of a grooved hammer. 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 (Ivory Content Comprises less Than 5% Volume & Weight). Sn 17902
£495.00
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