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William Cole, Belfast 1811 & 1838 Irish .577” Bore Flintlock Traveling Pistol. Sn 12621 - 12621
William Cole was a Northern Ireland based Gunsmith with premises at Ann Street, Hercules Place & Castle Street, Belfast, County Antrim between 1811 & 1838. This is an excellent flintlock traveling pistol by Cole. It measures 9 ½” overall and has a 4 ¼” barrel with clean smooth bore. The top of the barrel is engraved 'Belfast' and stamped with proof marks. Its hammer is fitted with flint. It has a brass trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial & brass ram rod mount. The lock plate is crisply marked '’W. Cole’ and has foliate decoration. The all original dark walnut full stock has a void brass escutcheon on top of the wrist. The wood is undamaged with just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. The pistol is complete with its original wood ramrod. Its action works as it should. 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 12621
£895.00

John Or Thomas Mace, Reading, Berkshire.1823- 1850 English .44" Bore Percussion Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 12538 - 12538
John Mace is recorded as an English gunsmith with premises at Broad Street, Reading Berkshire between 1823 & 1843. Thomas Mace was an English gunsmith with premises at Oxford Street and 113 ½ Broad Street, Reading between 1843 & 1850. This is an excellent English Percussion Pistol By either John or Thomas Mace. It is 5 ¾” overall with a 1 ¾” screw off steel barrel which is .44" Bore. It has steel side plates with scroll foliate engraving & dolphin hammer. The underside of the barrel and frame have proof marks. The side plates have foliate decoration. On one side it is marked ‘Mace’ and the other side ‘Reading’. The trigger guard is also engraved with foliate decoration. It has an undamaged Walnut bag shaped grip. The pistol’s 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 12538
£345.00

MINT, 1829- 1830 Matching Pair Of English Officer’s Private Purchase 1796 Pattern .700” Bore Heavy Dragoon Flintlock Holster Pistols By Wooley, Sargant & Fairfax With Consecutive Number 9 & 10. Sn 12619/ 20 - 12619/20
Wooley, Sargant & Fairfax were all English Gunmakers in their own right but were in business together for a short period of time from 1829-1830 (see page 374 of British Gunmakers Volume 2 by Brown). This is a superb matching pair of Heavy Dragoon 1796 Pattern flintlock holster pistols by Wooley, Sargant & Fairfax. The pistols are in near mint undamaged condition with 9" browned, round steel barrels, beautiful walnut full stocks and brass fittings. The top of each barrel have proof marks. Both pistols are complete with their original steel ramrods. Both pistols are .700" clean smooth bore. Their firing actions work perfectly as they should. The lock plates of both pistols are crisply marked with the manufacturer’s names ‘Wooley, Sargant & Fairfax’. The hammers are fitted with flints. The trigger guards are stamped with consecutive numbers. One with number ‘9’, the other ‘10’. The price for this quality pair of Heavy Dragoon pistols includes UK delivery. NB as antique flintock weapons no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 12619/ 20
£2,850.00

British Volunteer Pattern Private Purchase Martini Henry MK II 577-450 British Service Rifle By T Hepplestone, Manchester. (No Nepalese Marks). Sn 8101 - 8101
This is an original British volunteer private purchase MK II 577-450 Martini Henry rifle retailed by T Hepplestone, of Manchester. The rifle is Birmingham proofed stamped and has its original woodwork throughout. The Birmingham proofed stamps are on the barrel, action and breach block and it has its original woodwork throughout. It has a block and blade fore sight, platinum lined flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels, cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The steel barrel's bore is clean with crisp rifling. The metal work has even patina throughout. The nocks form is stamped with a large number 24.. The action works correctly and is fully functional. There are no Nepalese marks which indicate that this rifle was in solely British Service. There are various stamps on this weapon which indicate that it possibly came out of a museum and the markings are identical except for the numbers with another of our Martini Henry rifles, stock number 8102. This is an antique obsolete calibre rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 8101
£975.00

1893, Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action .38-56 WC (Winchester Cartridge) Calibre Hunting Rifle With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 12594 - 12594
The Winchester Model 1886 was a lever-action repeating rifle designed by John Browning to handle some of the more powerful cartridges of the period such as the Black powder 'Buffalo' round. This is a rare, original example chambered in .38-56 WC which was used for hunting and personal protection. It has a 24" octagonal barrel & measures 44 ¼” overall. It has all original Walnut woodwork and metal with even patina throughout. The breech tang is crisply stamped 'Model 1886' and the top of the barrel is faintly stamped ' Manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Co New Haven, Conn USA'. The weapon is faintly stamped with serial number on the underside of the frame beneath the lever which appears to be ‘7264’ which dates it to 1893. It has a winged rear sight, brass blade fore sight, brass butt plate and full length tube magazine. It's lever, loading and firing actions work perfectly. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique 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 12594
£2,200.00

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

SOLD. SOLD. SOLD. 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
£0.00
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