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ORIGINAL Mid 1800's American Eli Whitney, Whitneyville Armoury .32 Rim Fire Calibre, 6 Shot, Single Action Brass Framed ‘Navy’ Percussion Revolver. Sn 11383. - 11383
The American Whitneyville Armoury was Founded in 1798 at New Haven Connecticut by Eli Whitney (Whitney was involved in production of the Colt Whitney Walker Dragoon Revolvers). This is an excellent, original, Whitneyville Armoury 5 inch octagonal barrel Percussion Revolver. The pistol measures 9" overall & has brass blade fore sight and brass frame. The top of the frame is correctly grooved and the spurred steel hammer notched to assist sighting. The metal work has even patina throughout. The top of the barrel is marked by the manufacturer 'Whitneyville Armory CT USA’. It has attractive Walnut grips which are undamaged. The pistol's firing mechanism work perfectly. 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 11383. BOOKS COVERING ALL ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY OF COLT FIREARMS MANUFACTURE ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE ON THIS WEBSITE.
£695.00

SOLD. SOLD. SOLD. Original C1880 .41 Rim Fire Calibre Brass Framed ‘Knuckle Duster’ Derringer (Colt No.1) By Moore’s Patent Firearms Co New York. Sn 11378 - 11378
Colt made the No.1 Derringer between 1870 and 1880. Colt designs were used by other American Arms manufacturer’s. This is an excellent original .41 RF Calibre Brass Framed ‘Knuckle Duster’ Derringer By The Moores Patent Firearms Co New York identical to Colt’s No.1 derringer (see page 76 of the book The Colt Reborn By Boorman). It measures 5” overall with a 2 ¾” barrel which has a flat ribbed top with brass blade fore sight. The barrel has light foliate engraving and the top rib is crisply marked by the manufacturer ‘Moore’s Patent Firearms Co Brooklyn NY’. It has a spurred steel hammer incorporating a ‘v’ rear sight & sheathed trigger. It has a brass hooked handle with the appearance of a knuckle duster (the heavy brass handle could be used to strike an assailant). The handle has fine chequering and foliate engraving. The barrel swings to the left for loading. The barrel moves by operation of a sliding knurled steel button on the right side of the frame. Its loading and firing actions work correctly. 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 11378. BOOKS COVERING ALL ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY OF COLT FIREARMS MANUFACTURE ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE ON THIS WEBSITE.
£0.00

Original C1880 .41 Rim Fire Calibre Brass Framed ‘Knuckle Duster’ Derringer (Colt No.1) By The National Arms Co New York. Sn 11377 - 11377
Colt made the No.1 Derringer between 1870 and 1880. Colt designs were used by other American Arms manufacturer’s. This is an excellent original .41 RF Calibre Brass Framed ‘Knuckle Duster’ Derringer By The National Arms Co New York identical to Colt’s No.1 derringer (see page 76 of the book The Colt Reborn By Boorman). It measures 5” overall with a 2 ¾” barrel which has a flat ribbed top with brass blade fore sight. The barrel has light foliate engraving and the top rib is crisply marked by the manufacturer ‘National Arms Co Brooklyn NY’. It has a spurred steel hammer incorporating a ‘v’ rear sight and sheathed trigger. It has a brass hooked handle with the appearance of a knuckle duster (the heavy brass handle could be used to strike an assailant). The handle has fine chequering and foliate engraving. 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. Its loading and firing actions work correctly. 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 11377. BOOKS COVERING ALL ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY OF COLT FIREARMS MANUFACTURE ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE ON THIS WEBSITE.
£1,175.00

Original American Civil War Era Colt Model 1855 Root Side Hammer .31 Calibre Percussion Revolver Sn 11382 - 11382
The Colt Model 1855 Root Side-hammer percussion Pocket Revolver was manufactured from 1855 through to 1870 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 (see page 53 of the book The Colt Reborn By Boorman). 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 grips secured to the back-strap. This original example is in very good condition 8” overall with a 3 ½” barrel. It has even patina throughout. It has the correct single piece wrap-around wood grip. It has a small brass bead fore sight and grooved top of cylinder frame rear sight. The cylinder is engraved ‘Colts Patent’ with some visible cylinder scene. The action is crisp and it dry fires perfectly. This is a nice example of an early pattern of colt pocket revolver. 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 11382. BOOKS COVERING ALL ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY OF COLT FIREARMS MANUFACTURE ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE ON THIS WEBSITE.
£1,250.00

ORIGINAL MATCHING NUMBERS AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA Colt Police Model 1862 Constabulary & Civil War Officer’s .36 Calibre Single Action 5 Shot Percussion Revolver. Sn 11376 - 11376
The Colt 1862 Police 'Constabulary' Percussion Revolver is considered by many collectors as the epitome in development of the cap and ball revolvers. Manufactured from 1861 until approximately 1873, it was designed in response to the demand for pocket pistols by both civilians and early Police Forces. This model was the concluding design of Colt percussion pistols and in addition to, the Police for whom this pistol was designed these weapons were popular with Civil War Army Officers (see pages 136 & 137 of Colt Firearms By James Serven). This nice original example of the Model 1862 revolver has even patina throughout. The pistol has a 4 1/2" steel barrel & measures 9 ¾” overall. The top of the barrel is stamped 'Address Col. Saml Colt New York U.S. America'. The left side plate is stamped ‘Colt’s Patent’ and the cylinder ‘Pat Sept 1850’. It has a captive steel lever ram rod, correct brass pin fore sight and notched hammer rear sight. It has a heavy brass trigger guard, grip frame & attractive walnut grip. The underside of the frame, barrel block, trigger guard and butt are stamped with matching serial numbers ‘3189’. Its single action firing mechanism works perfectly. Price for this historic revolver 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 11376. BOOKS COVERING ALL ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY OF COLT FIREARMS MANUFACTURE INCLUDING THE BOOK REFERRED TO ABOVE ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE ON THIS WEBSITE.
£1,375.00

1823-1854 .50” Bore Percussion Traveling Pistol By Ezekiel Baker & Son London Gun Makers To The King (Apprentice Of Henry Nock & Inventor Of The British Army Baker Rifle) With Octagonal Barrel & Concealed Trigger . Sn 11395 - 11395
Ezekiel Baker (1758-1836) was apprentice to the famous English Gun Smith Henry Nock of Wilkinson Sword fame before establishing himself as a quality gunmaker in his own right with various premises in London. Between 1823-1854 Baker is recorded operating as E.Baker & Son at Size Yard, Whitechapel Road , 49 Tenter Street & 7 Union Street, London (his son Ezekiel John Baker died in 1841). Baker was the inventor of the ‘Baker Rifle’ which was adopted by the British Army in 1800 and made quality firearms for Royalty (see page 139 of the book British Gunmakers Volume 1 London by Nigel Brown). This is a quality made percussion traveling pistol made sometime between 1823-1854 marked ‘E. Baker & Son London’. The pistol is 9” overall with a 4” octagonal barrel which is .50” Bore. It has a dolphin hammer, concealed trigger, bead fore sight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. On the left side amongst the fine banners and arms decoration is engraved 'E.Baker & Son London’ within scrolls (illustrated inset in image 2). The right side is engraved ‘Makers To The King’ below foliate engraving. The underside of the barrel has crisp proof marks. The bag shaped walnut grip has a void silver escutcheon set into the top and fine chequering. This is a quality made pistol by a fine English Gun Smith. The pistol is fully functioning with a crisp trigger action. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 11395
£795.00

American Civil War Era Cast Steel .34" Calibre Under Hammer Percussion Pistol With Cannon Barrel & Walnut Grips By Bacon & Co 1852-1888. Sn 11394 - 11394
Thomas K Bacon originally worked for the American Manhattan Firearms Company before leaving C1859 to set up his own business BACON MF'G. CO. NORWICH CONN. These single shot under hammer pistols were made in the Mid 1800's and were popular pocket size weapons in the American Civil War era. This nice example is 7” overall with a 3" round steel cannon barrel which is stepped to octagonal at the breech. Similar pistols are illustrated on page 94 of the book ‘Underhammer Guns by Herschel Logan’ and Bacon ‘1852-1888’ is recorded on page 74 of the same book. The left side of the barrel is stamped ' Bacon & Co Cast Steel Norwich CT'. The underside of the barrel is stamped ‘24’. The metal has even patina throughout and the frame has attractive engraved foliate decoration. Its Walnut grips are undamaged. This pistol has a hook trigger, small brass bead fore sight and brass bead rear sight. The pistol is in full working order. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique under hammer weapon no licence is required to possess this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 11394
£675.00

RARE SUPERB ORIGINAL Snidergeweer M1869 (AKA M1867 Dutch Snider) .69 Calibre Dutch Army Rifle By P Stevens Maastricht. A 562 - A 562
In 1867 the Dutch Army adapted Snider action to its .69 calibre (17.5mm) muzzle loader. The weapon is commonly referred to as the Snidergeweer M1869 or M1867 Dutch Snider. It remained in front line service for only a brief time until supplanted by the M1871 Beaumont but was used by the militia to the very end of the 19th century. This weapon was made by the English Gunsmith P. Stevens who had a workshop in Maastricht (The workshop was originally opened by a J. Stevens most likely to avoid patent infringement issues with Snider. P. Stevens no doubt a family member is recorded until C1863 and the business was continued by his Sons). When the Steven’s Company ceased in 1879 the Company was purchased by Beaumont. Like other Sniders, the breach block opens to the right and contains a transverse spring locked firing pin which is struck by the original external hammer (the firing pin of this example has been removed at some point in its life). The rifle is distinguished by its trigger guard with a flat back very similar to the M1871 and M71/88 Beaumonts. The side plate, both left and right, are also distinctly early 19th century, similar to that of the Belgian Terssen, and somewhat similar to the Danish Snider and nosecap similar to the Belgian Albini-Branedlin. This rare, original Snidergeweer M1869 has all original wood work, in as issued condition and correctly finished in the white. It measures 57 ¼” overall with a 38 ½” barrel which has a pristine bore with crisp rifling. The stock has just the bumps and bruises to be expected of a weapon of this age and the stock has a crisp impressed roundel ‘Crown W 1856 PS (P Stevens) Maastricht’. It has a steel butt plate stamped ‘1862’ with other struck out numbers. It has a heavy military hammer and correct Snider type action marked ‘P Stevens Maastricht’. The metal work and barrel have several small inspection marks. The weapon has its original sling swivels, steel cleaning rod and bayonet lug. It has a fixed fore sight and graduated adjustable flip up rear sight. The weapon’s loading action works perfectly and it cocks and dry fires. Price for this rare piece in superb condition includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. A 562
£1,275.00

Victorian Private Purchase Pattern 1856, Enfield .577 Calibre 2 Band Military Percussion Rifle Retailed By J No Dickson & Son Edinburgh Scotland. Sn 11345. - 11345
This is a quality private purchase .577 Calibre 2 Band Rifle (see page 102 of the book ‘Conquest Of Empire Defence Of the Realm The British Soldier’s Rifle 1800-2014 By John Hutchins). It has excellent all original walnut woodwork throughout. Its steel side plate is nicely engraved by the retailer 'J No Dickson & Son Edinburgh (Scotland)’. It has a steel butt plate, trigger guard & fore end block. The rifle measures 48 ¾” inches overall with a 33” barrel and is complete with sling swivels, ram rod, ladder rear sight, bayonet bar & nipple protector with chain. The barrel has crisp proof/ inspection marks and the bore is nice and clean with crisp rifling. Its cocking and firing actions work perfectly. This is an obsolete calibre weapon and as such no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 11345
£975.00

RARE, Victorian Gentleman’s Self Defence & Poachers' .36” Bore Muzzle Loading Percussion Walking Stick Shotgun. Sn 11331 - 11331
Victorian Gentlemen often carried concealed firearms to protect themselves. Also Victorian Poachers faced heavy penalties if caught in the act of taking game illegally and went to great lengths to conceal their activity. This is an original percussion walking stick shotgun made in the Victorian era & no doubt used either by a Victorian Gentleman for self defence or by Poachers. The weapon is muzzle loading. The 'walking stick' has a brown 'wood effect' painted steel clean smooth bore 23 ½” screw off barrel which is .36" bore and has a percussion cap nipple at the breach end. After loading the barrel with black powder, shot and wadding a percussion cap is attached to the nipple and the barrel screwed back onto the handle section. The underside of the steel section of the ‘handle’ has a sprung trigger with knurled steel thumb lever button. The weapon is cocked for firing by pulling the steel button to the rear and pushing it into a recess which allows the weapon to be carried in the ‘cocked’ position ready for firing. The weapon is fired by flicking the sprung button which releases the spring and fires the percussion cap by means of an internal firing pin. The steel section of the handle has a small vent hole to allow the escape of detonation gases. The muzzle of the barrel has its original removable wood and brass end cap which plugs the muzzle and allows it to be used as & gives it the appearance of, a harmless walking stick. The curved wood grip of the handle section is secured by brass rivets and has a brass ferrule. The 'walking stick' with end cap inserted, including handle, measures 33 ¾” overall length. The cocking and firing actions work perfectly (NB as with all antique firearms, to avoid damage to the action the weapon should not be frequently cocked and dry fired). Price for this rare antique shotgun walking stick includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion weapon, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 11331
£875.00
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