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Antique Pistols and Revolvers

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CASED, C1870 Julien Joseph Liege Belgium 12mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre Double Action Revolver Retailed By ‘Bertonnet Calle San Martin No 50 a Buenos-Ayres’ With Accessories. A 1066 - A 1066
Julien Joseph was a Belgian gumaker at Street Nagelmackers, 3 Liege. He recorded 5 gun patents between 1865 to 1876. This is a nice Liege 6 shot 12mm double action pin fire revolver. By Julien Joseph. It has a 6 ¼” round steel barrel with raised rib on which the top frame strap and integral loading gate hinge upwards, the breech is stamped “BREVETE, J. JULIEN” over traces of indistinct lettering, the gate arm has faint J. Julien Brevete and other indistinct stamped letters, the rib is engraved in gothic script “Bertonnet Calle San Martin No 50 a Buenos-Ayres” most likely the retailer (all illustrated). The rifled bore has just light staining consistent with age and use. The frame and cylinder are engraved overall with floral panels, the ebony grips are deeply carved with vine leaves and tendrils (one grip has an old, fine, stable crack, both grips are secure). The grip is fitted with military lanyard ring. The pistol has a blade fore sight and notched plate rear sight. It has a captive steel ejector rod and its double action firing mechanism works correctly in both single & double action. The revolver is contained in its close fitted velvet lined mahogany case, with brass escutcheon to the lid, containing a brass mounted ebony cleaning rod, ebony turn screw handle (no blade), pewter oil bottle and compartment with tray for cartridges. The case has its key. The price includes UK delivery. NB. As an obsolete calibre, antique pin fire revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if part of a private collection or display. A 1066
£1,395.00

SOLD SOLD (26/04) C1880 Liege Belgium 7mm Pinfire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Tooled Foliate Decoration, Octagonal Barrel & Folding Trigger . A 1063 - A 1063
This is a very nice, small frame, 7mm calibre, 6 shot, pin fire pocket revolver. It has a 3 ½” octagonal steel barrel (7 ¾” overall). The pistol’s bore has the correct light rifling and has light staining consistent with age & use. It has a small post fore sight and undamaged chequered walnut grip. The barrel, frame & cylinder have attractive tooled foliate decoration. The cylinder is stamped with Liege ‘ELG*’ roundel mark and ‘*A’ mark which is repeated on the barrel. The frame is numbered ‘702’. It has its original captive steel ejector rod. The pistol is side gate loading, has a folding trigger and is fully functioning in both single & 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. A 1063
£0.00

C1880 National Arms Co New York USA .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre ‘Knuckle Duster’ Derringer (Colt No.1). Sn 17714 - 17714
The National Arms Company was a Brooklyn, New York-based manufacturer of firearms that flourished for a decade in the mid-19th century. Colt made their No.1 Derringer between 1870 and 1880. Colt designs were used by other American Arms manufacturer’s. This is an original .41 RF Calibre ‘Knuckle Duster’ Derringer By The National Arms Co New York similar to Colt’s No.1 derringer. It measures 5 ¼” overall with a 2 ½” barrel which has a flat ribbed top with brass blade fore sight. The barrel’s rifled bore has staining consistent with age and use. The underside of the barrel is numbered 11713. The top rib is marked by the manufacturer ‘National Arms Co’ and faint ‘Brooklyn NY’. It has a spurred steel hammer incorporating a ‘v’ rear sight and sheathed trigger. It has a hook handle with the appearance of a knuckle duster (the heavy handle could be used to strike an assailant). Its walnut grips with chequered panels are undamaged. The action has scroll work decoration. The barrel swings to the left for loading. The barrel moves by operation of a sliding steel button on the right side of the frame. It cocks and dry fires. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17714
£745.00

1785-1819, Cased Pair Of English, T. Ketland & Co London 54 Bore, Box Lock Flintlock Pistols With Turn Off Barrels & Accessories. Sn 17712 - 17712
Thomas Ketland & Co were English gunsmith's based at various addresses in Birmingham & London between 1785-1819. This is a quality pair of Flintlock pocket pistols by Ketland & Co. They are each 5 ¾” overall with 1 ¾” screw off steel barrels. The actions are engraved on both sides with Martial banners. The left side is engraved by the manufacturer 'T. Ketland & Co', the right 'London'. Each action beneath the pan are marked ‘KWAA’ most likely factory inspection marks. The underside of both pistols have crisp English proofs. They have steel hammers fitted with flints and steel trigger guards. Both have sliding safety bolts. The pistols have undamaged bag shaped walnut grips. The pistols cocks and dry fire as they should with a strong spring action. The pistols come with their later fitted Mahogany case with hinged lid and hook fastener. The case is lined in green baize and snugly fits the pistols and their accessories which consist of a copper and brass powder flask with sprung nozzle and brass tipped wood ram rod. The price includes UK delivery. NB As antique flintlock pistols no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a private collection or display. Sn 17712
£1,495.00

C1810 Liege Belgium .700 Calibre Flintlock British Royal Navy / Merchant Navy Sea Service Pistol With Brass Fittings. Sn 17558:7 - 17558:7
During the 18th century the British Royal Navy began standardising their Naval small arms. One such weapon was the Sea Service flintlock pistol. These weapons were used by the British Royal Navy throughout the Wars with neighbouring France 1750- 1815. Due to heavy production demands for Sea service pistols during the Napoleonic Wars the British Admiralty turned to their Belgian allies to produce Sea Service pattern pistols to supplement dwindling British made supplies. Liege pistols, although not the fine quality of the British version were robust, heavy and well made. Our Liege made Sea service pistol was most likely one of those made for the British Navy in the Napoleonic war era and is in very good as found, un-messed with condition. It measures 15 ½” overall with a 9” browned steel barrel. The smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age & use. The barrel has an indistinct ‘M’ or ‘3’ mark (illustrated). The heavy walnut full stock has brass furniture and fixed steel lanyard ring. The lock plate is plain steel and has a faint Crown above ‘ON’ mark (illustrated). The cocking and firing actions works as they should with a strong spring action. The wood stock has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use and the metalwork has nice even patina throughout. It has a heavy military hammer. 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 17558:7
£975.00

C1840 English London Made 48 Bore Brass Box Lock Percussion Traveling Pistol With Concealed Folding Trigger & Unusual Chambered Muzzle Octagonal Turn Off Barrel. Sn 17589 - 17589
This is a good, box lock traveling pistol made C1840. It is 7 ½” overall with a 3 ¼” screw off octagonal steel barrel which has an unusual chambered muzzle. The barrel’s smooth bore has residue and staining consistent with age and use. The action has impressed London black powder proofs. The brass action has scrolling foliate engraved decoration. There are no manufacturer marks on the pistol. The action works as it should. It has a Dolphin hammer and concealed folding trigger. The original chequered panel walnut grip is undamaged. The back of the grip has a void inlaid oval brass escutcheon and it has an ornate German silver butt cap. 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 17589
£375.00

C1720-1745 Brace Of English Henry Delany London 16 Bore Flintlock Pistols Nipple & Drum Converted To Percussion With Ornate Silver Wire Decoration & Turn Off Cannon Barrels. Sn 17555:6 - 17555:6
Henry Delany was a London based gunmaker recorded at St. Martin-in-the-Fields C1720 and having workshops at Langley Street (‘Cross the Way’) Long Acre 1722-45. He was a maker of fine sporting guns and silver mounted pistols (see Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA). This is an excellent matching pair of 16 Bore pistols by Delany. The pistols have 6” screw off cannon barrels (14” overall). Their bores have staining and residue consistent with age and use. The pistols, both originally flintlock were made C1720-1745 and have been contemporarily nipple and drum converted to percussion C1830. The underside of each action have crisp English black powder proofs and are signed H. Delany London. Their Walnut stocks are ornately inlaid with scrolling silver wire. The heavy silver butt caps bear flower devices. The back of each wrist is mounted with silver panels each bearing a lightly engraved rampant Lion. Their actions are nice and strong. The price for this ornate, attractive brace of pistols includes UK delivery. NB As antique percussion pistols no licence is required to own them in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 17555:6
£2,400.00

SOLD SOLD (09/05) C1815 English Sharpe London 60 Bore Brass Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Turn Off Barrel, Black Powder Proofs, Safety Bolt & Concealed Folding Trigger. Sn 17588 - 17588
This is an excellent brass flintlock pocket pistol made C1815. The pistol has a steel hammer and frizzen. The brass frame is signed by the maker ‘Sharpe’ on one side within Martial banners and arms. The reverse ‘London’ within Martial banners & arms (most likely William Sharpe a London based gunmaker recorded at Church Lane 1814, Everards Place 1816-1824 and Mansell Street 1826-184, see page 201 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol.1). The pistol measures 6 ¾” overall & has a 2” screw off brass barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore is clean. The pistol has a concealed folding trigger & crisp black powder proofs on the underside of the action. The action and barrel are numbered ‘1’. The pistol has a safety bolt and the hammer is fitted with flint. It has an undamaged bag shape walnut stock. The back of the stock has an inlaid silver escutcheon. 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 17588
£0.00

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
£475.00

1826-1833 English John Law Wolverhampton 44 Bore Brass Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Birmingham Black Powder Proofs, Steel Turn Off Barrel & Safety Bolt. Sn 17587 - 17587
John Law was a Wolverhampton, Staffordshire based gunmaker recorded as working between 1826 & 1833 (see page 270 of Brown’s book British Gunmakers Vol.2). This is an excellent brass flintlock pocket pistol by Law. The pistol has a steel hammer, frizzen, safety bolt, trigger & trigger guard. The brass frame is faintly signed by the maker ‘Law’ on one side within oval panel on a field of banners. The reverse has stylised star motif on similar panel and field of banners. The pistol measures 6” overall & has a 1 ½” screw off steel barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has just light staining consistent with age and use. The pistol has Birmingham black powder proofs on the underside of the action and barrel. 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 17587
£450.00
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