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SOLD SOLD SOLD Mid 1800's, English .53” Bore Percussion Pocket Pistol With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 12575 - 12575
This good English form percussion pocket pistol is 8 ¼” overall length with a 3 ¼” octagonal smooth bore barrel. It has a dolphin hammer. The action and trigger guard have foliate decoration. The action works as it should with a strong spring action. It has small proof /inspection marks on the underside of the barrel. There is no manufacturer’s name on this piece. It has a finely chequered bag shaped Walnut grip with void silver escutcheon inset. 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 12575
£0.00

RARE, 1865-1868 American Civil War Era, Connecticut Arms & Manufacturing Co, Hammond's 1864 Patent, .41 Rim Fire Calibre 'Swing Breech' Bulldog Derringer Pistol. Sn 12602. - 12602
The Connecticut Arms & Manufacturing Co. was one of many firms formed during the American Civil War. Founded in 1863 by brothers Henry B. and Lewis Hammond, the company was located at Naubuc, a town located about ten miles southeast of Hartford. This is an excellent .41 Rim Fire calibre single shot 'swing breech' loading Hammond's 1864 patent Bulldog pistol. Introduced in 1865, approximately 7,400 of these single shot pistols were manufactured before production ceased in 1868. Loading was accomplished by depression of a steel button on top of the breech when the pistol is at half cock and pivoting the breech block to the left. It has a 4" octagonal barrel which is stamped ' Connecticutt Arms & Manf'g Co Naubuc Conn'. The rim of the swing out chamber is marked 'Patented Oct 25 1864' in small lettering ( to small to photograph). The barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling. The pistol’s original chequered brown 'gutta percha' grips are excellent and undamaged. The pistols loading and firing actions work perfectly. Price for this rare Civil War era pistol includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique pistol, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 12602
£975.00

C1870 American Wild West Era Marlin ‘OK’ Model .30 Rim Fire Calibre, Brass Frame Swivel Barrel Single Shot Derringer. Sn 12600 - 12600
The American Gun manufacturer JM Marlin obtained a patent for a derringer mechanism on 5th April 1870. These pocket sized derringers were favoured by wild west era gamblers for self- protection. Marlin made 5 models of small single shot derringers. The 1st Model was un-named the others were named the ‘OK’, ‘Victor’, ‘Never Miss’ & ‘Stonewall’. This is a very good example of the Marlin patent ‘OK’ derringer with even patina throughout. Its wood grips have some wear consistent with age and use and the right grip has an old stable crack. Both grips are secure. It has a 3" clean smooth bore stepped barrel & measures 6" overall. It has a brass frame, sheathed trigger & steel barrel with blade fore sight. The right side of the breech is marked with the manufacturer's name and address ‘J.M. Marlin New Haven CT’. The top of the barrel is marked ‘OK’ (all illustrated). The underside of the barrel is numbered '10875'. The derringer’s barrel swivels for loading and is released by depression of a steel button on the underside of the frame when the pistol is at half cock. Its loading and firing actions work as they should. Price for this nice Wild West era derringer includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre derringer no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 12600
£575.00

RARE, ORIGINAL, Nickel Plated Remington 1858 Army New Model 5 Shot, .36 Rim Fire Calibre Single Action Pocket Revolver, Contemporary Remington Factory Converted From Percussion With Removable Cylinder & Remington Inspector’s Marks. Sn 12590 - 12590
The Remington 1858 Army New Model Revolvers were used during the American Civil War and the design was the beginning of a successful line of medium and large frame percussion revolvers. It is commonly referred to as the Model 1858 due to its patent markings "PATENTED SEPT. 14, 1858 March 17 1863 E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, NEW YORK, U.S.A. NEW MODEL" The Remington revolver was a secondary, supplemental issue firearm for the Union Army until the Colt factory fire of 1864. Due to the fire Colt 1860 Army Revolvers were not available for some time, subsequently large numbers of the Remington revolver were ordered by the U.S. Government. It was favoured for its durability. Pocket versions were produced and 1858 Pattern pistols saw use in the American West, both in its original percussion configuration and as a Remington Factory metallic cartridge conversion. This is an original Model 1858 Army New Model Pocket Revolver which has been converted at the Remington factory, in the period, from percussion to .36 Rim Fire (a similar conversion is illustrated on plate XXIV page 58 of the book ‘Remington Handguns’ by Karr & Karr). The pistol’s frame retains much of its original nickel plated finish. The underside of the barrel is stamped with number ‘689’. The pistol’s blued cylinder can be removed for loading (a factory made steel plate with knurled edge is removed for loading cartridges. The plate has inspector’s marks (illustrated) most likely applied at the Remington Factory. The pistol has a 4 ½” octagonal stepped barrel and measures 10 ½” overall. The barrel is crisply stamped with correct manufacturer and 1858 Patent detail (illustrated). It has a steel frame, captive lever ramrod and blade fore sight. Its Walnut grip is undamaged. It strips, cocks and dry fires perfectly. As an antique Rim Fire revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12590
£1,375.00

Original, 1897 Obsolete Calibre, Winchester Model 1894 'The Stinger' .32-40 Calibre Lever Action Rifle. Sn 12595 - 12595
This is an excellent increasingly hard to find Winchester Model 1894 lever action Rifle in obsolete calibre .32-40. It has excellent undamaged original woodwork and the n metalwork has even patina. The rifle strips, cocks and dry fires as it should. Its 26" octagonal barrel has a clean rifled bore and is nicely stamped on top of the barrel with '32-40' (calibre) Winchester USA address & 'The Stinger' with Wasp logo (Winchester firearms marked "The Stinger" with the Wasp were imported by the Perry Brothers LTD in Australia). The stock strap has 'Model 1894 & Winchester patent detail (illustrated). The underside of the frame is stamped with number '84566' which dates it to 1897. It has a steel butt plate, blade foresight & adjustable rear sight. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 12595
£1,650.00

C1850 Irish 16 Bore Man Stopper Percussion Overcoat Pistol By Newman (Most Likely Newman Of Cork). Sn 12379:1 - 12379:1
This is an original percussion overcoat pistol made C1850. It is 9" overall with a 3 ½” brown wash steel barrel. The smooth bore has some staining. It has a steel side plate and dolphin hammer decorated with attractive foliate engraving. The top of the action, trigger guard with tang and acanthus bud finial have similar foliate engraving. The side plate is engraved ‘Newman’ most likely Newman of Cork (we have seen other pistols in this form by the Irish Gun maker). It has a flat brass disc foresight. The pistol has a lovely walnut full stock which is undamaged and has a void silver escutcheon inlaid on the back of the grip. The breech has a German Silver band. It is complete with its original wood ram rod with brass end cap and its cocking & firing actions work as they should. The price for this attractive man stopper 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 12379:1
£675.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD RARE, C1870 Victorian Gentleman’s Self Defence & Poachers' Day’s Patent .36” Bore Muzzle Loading Percussion Under hammer Walking Stick Shotgun With Screw Off Damascus Barrel. Sn 12561 - 12561
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, C1870 & no doubt used either by a Victorian Gentleman for self defence or by Poachers. The weapon is muzzle loading. The 'walking stick' has a damascus steel, smooth bore, 22” screw off barrel which is .36" bore. The bore has some staining but no pitting or rust. The barrel 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. The underside of the steel section of the ‘handle’ has a concealed sprung trigger and bar hammer. The barrel and handle have small vent holes to allow the escape of detonation gases. The muzzle of the barrel has a small blade fore sight. The breech section of the weapon has a copper shield with partially visible ‘Day’s Patent detail (illustrated). The brass grip of the handle section has a ribbed underside and is decorated with geometric designs. The 'walking stick' measures 29” 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 12561
£0.00

C1800 East India Company .68" Bore Flintlock Light Dragoon Pistol With Brass Fittings & Captive Ram Rod. Sn 12545 - 12545
This is an original EIC marked flintlock Light Dragoon pistol. It measures 16” overall and has an 9" round steel barrel with clean .68" bore. The barrel is impressed with English black powder proofs and faint ‘III’ mark. The left side of the barrel has a series of letters marks and numbers (illustrated). It has a heavy military swan neck hammer fitted with flint, brass trigger guard with extended tang, brass fore end block and butt cap with fixed lanyard ring. It also has a captive steel ramrod retained by a flat spring clip. The side plate is marked with Crown above ‘3’ and EIC rampant Lion mark. The dark walnut full stock is undamaged with just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The metal work has even patina throughout. 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 12545
£795.00

VERY RARE, Cased Pre 1887 Bentley Patent 54 Bore Transitional Five Shot Percussion Revolver By Tipping & Lawden (Later Webley & Scott) With Accessories. A 589 . - A 589
Tipping & Lawden were one of the 20 members of the Birmingham Small Arms Trading Company Limited (along with Hollis & Sheath, Joseph Swinburn and Thomas Turner forming the "big four"). Tipping & Lawden were taken over by Webley & Scott in 1887. Joseph Bentley held the patent for a double action revolver which he allowed to lapse in 1861. Thereafter the Birmingham Gun Trade made them in various forms. This is an excellent, original, cased large frame Tipping & Lawden Bentley .54 Bore 5 shot percussion revolver made prior to the Webley take over in 1887. The pistol has a nice tight double action which works perfectly as it should. It has a 6 ½” octagonal barrel and measures 12” overall, with ornate engraved scroll work on its blued frame, barrel, grip strap and trigger guard. The blued cylinder has proof marks and the chambers are numbered 1 to 5. The underside of the barrel has Victorian proof marks. The frame is marked 'Bentleys Patent No 445' and the top of the barrel 'Tipping & Lawden London'. It has a spurless hammer with safety catch feature and captive sprung ram rod. Its finely chequered walnut grips are in great undamaged condition. It has a stepped butt cap engraved with foliate design. The pistol's metal work and grips have nice even patina throughout. It is contained in its attractive original tailor made, wood case. The case is lined with green felt and has compartments which snugly fit the weapon with additional compartments for accessories. The accessory compartments contain an original copper and brass black powder flask which has a measurement adjustment feature on its neck, ebony rod with steel screw thread tip, steel ball mould stamped ‘54’ (bore), a cloth bag with draw string which contains a small quantity of moulded lead balls, an empty ‘Armstrong & Co Percussion Cap’ labelled tin, 2 ebony handled tools, a steel tool and 2 small brass cleaning attachments with screw threads. All of the case's metal fittings are brass, including the hinges. The single central Lock of the case is also brass. And has its original steel key. On top of the lid, in its centre, is a void nickel plated brass shield. Price for this rare, quality, complete set 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. A 589
£4,700.00

ORIGINAL ALL MATCHING NUMBERS INCLUDING CYLINDER, 1853, Cased, Ornately Factory Engraved Colt .31 Calibre, Cap And Ball, Pocket Model of 1849 Revolver And Accessories. A 588 - A 588
The American Gold Rush of 1848 inspired Colt to produce pocket versions of their legendary 6 shot revolvers. This original Colt made .31 Calibre Cap and Ball, Pocket Model of 1849 Revolver is in superb condition with nice patina throughout and has attractive undamaged walnut grips. It has a 4” barrel and measures 9” overall length. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. The left side of its frame is stamped 'Colts Patent' and the barrel’ Address Saml Colt New York City’. The cylinder is stamped 'Colts Patent’ & ‘No. 68957. It has matching serial numbers '68957' stamped on its frame trigger guard and butt. The serial number dates the pistol’s production date to 1853. The steel frame, trigger, and nickel plated brass grip frame are deeply engraved with a foliate design and scroll work. The cylinder has the typical die rolled scene depicting a stage coach driver routing hold up men with his Colt revolver. The grip frame retains much of its original nickel plating. All engraving was performed at the time of production by the Colt factory. These weapons were expensive prized possessions in the period. An almost identical Pocket Model Of 1849 with the same deep engraving is illustrated on page 46 of the book ‘The History Of Colt Firearms’ by Boorman. The pistol has a small bead foresight and captive lever ram rod. The weapon has a nice tight action and works perfectly as it should. It is contained in its attractive, original, tailor made, wood case. The case is lined with red velvet and has compartments which snugly fit the weapon with additional compartments for accessories. The accessory compartments contain a copper and brass black powder flask, a Colt’s Patent marked double ball & bullet mould, a small quantity of .31 calibre lead balls / bullets, an empty percussion cap tin with green paper label ‘W&C Eley London Expressly For Colt Pistols’ and a steel tool. All of the case's metal fittings are brass, including the hinges and 2 clasp fasteners. The single central lock of the case is also brass. (At some time in its history the key has been lost). On top of the lid, in its centre, is an attractive, void 2” diameter plate. Another nice feature of this piece is that the inside of it’s lid has original manufacturer’s instructions for use. Price for this superb, rare piece includes UK delivery. NB As an antique cap and ball revolver, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 588
£4,650.00
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