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Cased, Victorian C1840 Pair Of English William Bond 59 Lombard Street, (The Golden Blunderbuss), London, .500 Calibre (38 Bore) Percussion Traveling Pistols With Octagonal Barrels & Accessories. Sn 15767 - 15767
A large family of English Gunsmith’s named Bond had premises at various London addresses including at 108 Leadenhall Street, 45 Cornhill and at 'The Golden Blunderbuss' 59 Lombard Street, between 1762 & 1879. The Bond's made and supplied firearms to The British East India Company (see page 143 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). This is an excellent pair of percussion traveling pistols by William Bond made C1850 at his 59 Lombard Street London address. The pistols are in excellent undamaged condition with all original walnut stocks with chequered grip panels both inset void German silver escutcheons, 5” round polished steel octagonal barrels, engraved foliate decorated trigger guards with extended tangs and pineapple finials, action plates & heavy dolphin hammers. The action plates of each pistol are crisply signed by the manufacturer ‘W. Bond’. The top of each barrel are marked ’59 Lombard St London’. Both pistols are complete with their original wood ram rods with polished metal end caps. Both barrels’ have small bead fore sights and ‘v’ notch plate rear sights. The barrels of each pistol are smoothbore and have just staining and residue consistent with age and use. Their firing actions work perfectly as they should. The pistols are complete with their later fitted wood case. The case with hinged lid has its original lock (key absent). The interior of the case is lined in green felt and has compartments contoured to snugly fit the pistols and their accessories which include a copper and brass powder flask, a steel bullet mould marked ‘44’ , an empty tin for percussion caps labelled ‘E Joyce & Co London metal lined percussion caps’, a number of moulded lead balls, some wadding patches, a metal oil bottle with screw top lid and applicator & a steel tool with indistinct marks (illustrated). The price for this pair of cased pistols includes UK delivery. NB as antique percussion weapons no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15767
£975.00

American Civil War Era, 1861-1872, Smith & Wesson 1859-1860 Patent Model 2 'Tip Up' Barrel .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Revolver With Sheathed Trigger. Sn 15771 - 15571
Early in 1861 S&W introduced their Model 2 .32RF belt revolver which had a larger frame & calibre than their earlier Model 1, .22 RF pistols. Production of the Model 2 continued through to 1872. This is a very good original example of the Smith & Wesson Model 2 Army 6 shot Revolver in .32 Rim Fire Calibre. It has original rose wood grips which have just the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The butt frame is stamped with serial number '71180'. It has a sheathed trigger and the top of its 6" octagonal barrel is marked 'Smith & Wesson Springfield Mass'. The cylinder has 1859-1860 patent detail (illustrated). The barrels ‘tip up’ action is operated by a ‘push up’ catch at the bottom of the barrel block and the pistol’s barrel rib is fitted with a small brass blade fore sight. The top of the cylinder frame has a ‘v’ notch rear sight. The pistol measures 11 ½” overall and its single action firing mechanism works perfectly. The price for this excellent American Civil War era pistol includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15771
£725.00

American Remington 1858 New Model Pocket 5 Shot, .32 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Single Action Revolver With Sheathed Trigger 1873 Contemporary Remington Factory Converted From Percussion To Rim Fire With Removable Cylinder & Cylinder Plate. Sn 15775 - 15775
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 E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, NEW YORK, U.S.A. NEW MODEL". Pocket versions were produced and 1858 Pattern pistols saw use in the American West, both in its original percussion configuration and as a metallic cartridge conversion. This is an excellent original ‘New Model Pocket’ percussion Pocket Revolver with sheathed trigger and removable cylinder for speed loading. This example was converted in 1873 to fire metallic 32 Rim Fire cartridges by modification of the cylinder and addition of a factory made cylinder plate cut with open notches to allow the hammer to strike rim fire cartridges. The rim of the cylinder is stamped ‘’73’ (1873) denoting to the year of conversion. The New Model Pocket was the smallest of the Remington range of New Army/ New Navy pistols in that era to have a sheathed trigger. The pistol has a 3 ½” octagonal barrel and measures 8" overall. The barrel’s bore is clean with well defined rifling. The pistol is serial number 22950. The barrel is crisply stamped with correct manufacturer and 1858 Patent detail (illustrated). It has a steel frame, captive lever ramrod. It is without fore sight. Its Walnut grips have just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. It cocks and dry fires perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15775
£695.00

1853, American Colt Pocket Model of 1849 .31 Calibre, Cap And Ball, 5 Shot, Single Action, Revolver With Brass Frame, Octagonal Barrel Captive Steel Ram Rod & Period Leather Holster. Sn 15774 - 15774
The family of Colt Pocket Percussion Revolvers evolved from the iconic 1860 Army and 1851 Navy Revolvers and were produced between 1849 and 1872. This original U.S. Colt .31 Calibre Cap and Ball, 5 shot Pocket Model of 1849 Revolver is in very good original condition with even patina throughout. It has a brass trigger guard and grip frame. The pistol has the correct brass pin fore sight and notched hammer rear sight. It has an undamaged American Walnut grip. The left side of its frame is stamped 'Colts Patent'. The top of the 4" octagonal barrel is correctly marked ' Address Saml Colt New York City'. The bore is clean with crisp well defined rifling. It has matching serial numbers '60970' stamped on its frame, barrel, trigger guard and butt which dates its manufacture to 1853. The cylinder is marked 'Colt's Patent 31521’. The cylinder has the correct engraved ‘Stage Coach hold Up Scene’. The weapon's single action firing mechanism and captive steel ‘lever’ ram rod work as they should. The pistol is complete with its original period, brown leather holster which fits the pistol perfectly. The holster has a full flap cover with single brass stud on the body of the holster which attaches to an eyelet on the flap cover. The rear of the holster has a single belt loop with buckle stitched to the body. The leather of the holster has some surface scuffing consistent with age and use but all stitching and leather of the holster body, belt loop and flap are intact. The price for this historic Samuel Colt percussion revolver with period holster 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. Sn 15774
£1,375.00

MINT BORE, American Civil War,1863, Colt Pocket Model of 1849 .31 Calibre, Cap And Ball, 6 Shot, Single Action, Revolver With Brass Frame, Octagonal Barrel Captive Steel Ram Rod & Period Leather Holster . Sn 15772 - 15772
The family of Colt Pocket Percussion Revolvers evolved from the iconic 1860 Army and 1851 Navy Revolvers and were produced between 1849 and 1872. This original U.S. Colt .31 Calibre Cap and Ball, 6 shot Pocket Model of 1849 Revolver is in very good original condition with even patina throughout. It has a brass trigger guard and grip frame. The pistol has the correct brass pin fore sight and notched hammer rear sight. It has an undamaged American Walnut grip. The left side of its frame is stamped 'Colts Patent' and the brass grip frame ‘.31’ (calibre). The top of the 4 " octagonal barrel is correctly marked ' Address Col Saml Colt New York US America'. The bore is near mint clean with crisp well defined rifling. It has matching serial numbers '241341' stamped on its frame, barrel, trigger guard and butt which dates its manufacture to 1863. The cylinder is marked 'Colt's Patent 41641’. The cylinder has faint, correct engraved ‘Stage Coach hold Up Scene’. The weapon's single action firing mechanism and captive steel ‘lever’ ram rod work as they should. The pistol is complete with its original period, brown leather holster which fits the pistol perfectly. The holster has a full flap cover with single brass stud on the body of the holster which attaches to an eyelet on the flap cover. The rear of the holster has a single belt loop fixed to the body by a single brass rivet. The leather of the holster has some surface scuffing consistent with age and use but all stitching and leather of the holster body, belt loop and flap are intact. The price for this historic Samuel Colt percussion revolver with period holster 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. Sn 15772
£1,375.00

1842 Dated American Mexican War & Civil War Era Robert Johnson Connecticut U.S Army Model 1836 28 Bore Percussion Pistol Converted from Flintlock With Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 15768 - 15768
This is an original percussion pistol converted from flintlock by the American Arms manufacturer Robert Johnson Connecticut USA. There were two manufacturers of these guns: Asa Waters and Robert Johnson. Combined, the production totals 41,000 guns. These pistols were the last U.S. Martial pistol to use the flintlock system, and many consider them the best of all U.S. flint guns due to their craftsmanship and aesthetic appeal. The guns are historically significant as they were the primary issue pistol during the Mexican American War (1846-1848), and were significantly used during the American Civil War (1861-1865), especially in the percussion converted format, due to arms shortages on both sides. The pistol is 14” overall length with an 8 ¼” round steel barrel. The smooth bore has just staining and residue consistent with age and use. The original Walnut woodwork is a nice deep brown and has just the bumps and bruises to be expected of a weapon of this age. The metal work has even patina. The pistol has the correct heavy steel butt cap with extended tang that could be used as a cudgel during combat and original captive steel ram rod. The barrel has US Army inspection proof / marks ‘US/LF/P’. The barrel has a brass blade fore sight and shallow grooved oval rear sight on the barrel tang. The barrel is correctly mounted with a nipple. The action plate has manufacturer detail ‘U.S. (Army) R. JOHNSON MIDDN CONN’ & ‘1842’ date (all illustrated). The action functions as it should. The price for this Mexican War / Civil War era pistol includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a display or collection. Sn 15768
£695.00

1875 - 1912 American Colt No.3 .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Nickel Plated Brass Frame Single Shot Derringer With Pivot Barrel. Sn 15769 - 15769
An original .41 Cal Rim Fire, Colt No.3 derringer. The No.3 Colt derringer, also known as the Thuer model after a patented design by F. Alexander Theur, was the most popular of the three Colt derringer models. Production ran from 1875 through until 1912. The serial numbers are often stamped beneath the grips, and are not visible unless the grips are removed (we have not removed the grips). Our example has a nickel plated brass frame with a sheathed trigger. The nickel plating is worn in areas which is to be expected of a weapon of this age. Its 2 ½” barrel pivots to the right for loading (the hammer must be at half cock to pivot the barrel). The barrel pivots as it should and is tight. It’s bore has just staining to be expected, the rifling is crisp. The top of the barrel is signed by the manufacturer ‘Colt’. It has its original American walnut grips which are in very good condition and secured with a single recessed brass screw bolt. It is stamped on the left side of the frame with calibre detail "41 Cal". Its loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. The price includes UK delivery. NB as an obsolete calibre rim fire derringer no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15769
£675.00

1875 - 1912 American Colt No.3 .41 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Brass Frame Single Shot Derringer With Pivot Barrel. Sn 15770 - 15770
An original .41 Cal Rim Fire, Colt No.3 derringer. The No.3 Colt derringer, also known as the Thuer model after a patented design by F. Alexander Theur, was the most popular of the three Colt derringer models. Production ran from 1875 through until 1912. The serial numbers are often stamped beneath the grips, and are not visible unless the grips are removed (we have not removed the grips). Our example has a brass frame with a sheathed trigger. Its 2 ½” barrel pivots to the right for loading (the hammer must be at half cock to pivot the barrel). The barrel pivots as it should and is tight. It’s bore is clean with crisp rifling. The top of the barrel is signed by the manufacturer ‘Colt’. It has its original American walnut grips which are in excellent condition and secured with a single recessed brass screw bolt. It is stamped on the left side of the frame with calibre detail "41 Cal". Its loading and firing actions work perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB as an obsolete calibre rim fire derringer no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15770
£695.00

MINT, Cased, Victorian C1850 British Deane Adams & Deane London Dragoon Pattern .54 Calibre Five Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver With Spurless Hammer, Octagonal Barrel & All Original Accessories. Sn 15745 - 15745
The famous English gunsmith's Deane Adams and Deane had premises at 30 King William Street, London Bridge, London in 1852. Until the arrival of Samuel Colt at the Great Exhibition of 1851 with his display of percussion revolvers, British gun makers had largely neglected this style of weapon except for pepperbox revolvers. The arrival of Colt with his American methods of promoting business caused much resentment in the British gun trade. The outcome was a surge in quality revolver design and production by British makers including Deane Adams & Deane. This is an excellent, original, cased, Deane Adams & Deane 5 shot Dragoon Pattern percussion revolver. The weapon's double action only firing mechanism works as it should with a crisp action. It has a 6 ½” octagonal barrel (12 ½” overall). The bore is clean with well defined rifling. The barrel has a small blade fore sight & notched plate rear sight. The top of the frame and top barrel flat are crisply marked 'Deane Adams & Deane 30 King William Street, London Bridge' . It has foliate engraving to the frame & trigger guard. The frame is engraved ‘Adams Patent’ and ‘No. II.844.R’. The cylinder has Victorian black powder proofs. The metal work is near mint retaining 90 % plus of its original blue finish. It’s finely chequered walnut grip is in great undamaged condition. The pistol is contained in its original wood case with hinged lid. The top of the lid is inlaid with a void central brass roundel. The case has a brass lock (key absent) and 2 metal hook fasteners. The case is lined with green baize and has compartments which contain accessories. The inside of the lid has a clean trade label. The accessories comprise, an empty ‘Eley Bros London’ labelled percussion cap tin, a brass and steel bullet double mould marked by the manufacturer Adams with 1852 patent detail and ‘54’ (calibre), a single moulded lead bullet, a copper and brass black powder flask which is signed by the manufacturer ‘C&JW Hawksley’, a small steel container with screw top lid and oil applicator tool, a wood cleaning rod with screw on attachments, a ball of fibre wadding & 2 ebony handled steel tools. The price for this cased pistol with many original accessories 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. Sn 15745
£3,950.00

Late 1700’s –Early 1800’s English Form Frosst & Sons 16 Bore Flintlock Overcoat Pistol. Sn 15716 - 15716
This is an excellent 16 bore flintlock overcoat size pistol in the English form. It is 11 ½” overall with a 6” round steel blued barrel. The barrel’s smoothbore is has just staining and residue consistent with age and use. The barrel has black powder proofs and small brass bead fore sight. It has a blued stepped lock with swan neck hammer. The side plate is crisply signed ‘Frosst & Sons’ (an unusual spelling. A Birmingham Gunmaker, John Frost is recorded at Moland St and Snowhill between 1834 & 1842). It has a lovely walnut full stock with brass fittings including trigger guard with pineapple finial. It is complete with its original wood ramrod with brass end cap and steel worm. It's action works as it should. The metal and wood of the pistol have no damage. 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 15716
£1,650.00
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