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American, Mid To Late 1800's, Forehand & Wadsworth Model 32 .32 Rim Fire 6 Shot Double Action Pocket Revolver By. Sn 15634 - 15634
Sullivan Forehand was first employed by the American Firearms manufacturer's Allen & Wheelock in 1860. He married Ethan Allen's daughter and entered the Firearms business. Henry C. Wadsworth, while an Officer in the Union Army during the Civil War, also married one of Ethan Allen's daughters. Upon his discharge at the end of the war, he joined the Allen firm. The Company name subsequently changed name to Forehand & Wadsworth Firearms Manufacturing Co.This is an excellent undamaged example of a Forehand & Wadsworth Model 32 Pocket Model double action, 6 shot, nickel plated revolver in .32 Rim Fire. The gun has a 2 1/2" octagonal barrel and measures 6 1/2" overall. The gun is complete with ejector rod & has nice undamaged black rubber grips embossed with the F&W logo. It's cocking & firing action work as they should. The top of the barrel is marked by the manufacturer ' Forehand & Wadsworth, DOUBLE ACTION No32 Worcester, Mass.'. The butt strap is stamped number 11148. Price for this American rim fire pistol includes UK delivery. NB as obsolete calibre antique weapons no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15634
£395.00

Late 1800s 1893 Model Brazilian Nagant In Obsolete Calibre .440 Brazilian (11.2 x 20R) Six Shot Double Action Revolver. Sn. 15632 - 15632
This is a rare 1893 Model Brazilian .440 Brazilian (11.2 x 20R) Nagant double action gate loading revolver made under contract by Simson and Co. Suhl, Germany. This is an excellent revolver in full working order with a 5 ¾ inch barrel and an overall length of 11 inches. The frame is crisply marked SIMSON & CO SUHL with the serial number 6047 stamped on the frame, barrel and extractor rod housing. The pistol has many proof and inspection marks stamped on it. The revolver retains most of its original blued finish and is fitted with wooden chequered grips secured by a single fixing with a lanyard ring fitted to the butt of the grips. The revolver, unlike the Russian examples does not have the gas seal feature common to that model. This is an excellent example of a Nagant Brazilian revolver & the price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre pin fire weapon, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn. 15632
£1,200.00

C1845 British East India Company (EIC) .650 Carbine Calibre Percussion Dragoon Pistol With Brass Fittings & Captive Steel Ram Rod. Sn 15565 - 15565
This is an original EIC marked percussion Dragoon Pistol. It measures 15 ½” overall and has an 9" un-sighted round steel barrel which is .650 Carbine Calibre. The smooth bore is clean. The barrel has small proof / inspection marks (illustrated). It has a heavy military Dolphin hammer, brass trigger guard with extended tang, brass fore end block and butt cap with fixed steel lanyard ring. The pistol has its original captive steel ramrod. The action plate is marked with the rampant Lion EIC mark (illustrated). The original dark walnut full stock is undamaged. 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 15565
£1,150.00

AS FOUND, Late 1700’s / Early1800’s Irish Officer’s Private Purchase Harrison 6th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Dragoons .650" Carbine Calibre Drum & Nipple Flintlock Conversion Heavy Cavalry Pistol With Brass Fittings Marked ‘H/34’ & Ram Rod. Sn 15609 - 15609
The 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1689 as Sir Albert Cunningham's Regiment of Dragoons. One of the regiment's most notable battles was the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. It became the 6th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Dragoons in 1751. The regiment also fought with distinction in the Charge of the Union Brigade at the Battle of Waterloo and again as part of the successful Charge of the Heavy Brigade against superior numbers at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War. This is an original Flintlock converted to drum & nipple percussion pistol to the 6th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Dragoons in as found and un-messed with condition. It measures 17” overall and has a 10” round steel barrel which is .650” Carbine calibre. The smooth bore is clean. The barrel has proofs and is engraved ‘Innis 6th Drags’ to the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons. The pistol has a small brass blade fore sight and slotted barrel tang rear sight. It has a Dolphin hammer, brass trigger guard with extended tang, brass butt cap, ram rod pipe & the top of the wrist has a brass plate inscribed ‘H/34’ (most likely a weapon or Cavalry Horse designation). It has its original brass capped wood ram rod. The action plate is signed by the manufacturer ‘Harrison’ indicating that this was an Officer’s private purchase weapon (there were many Gunmakers named Harrison working in the 18th & 19th Centuries). The walnut full stock has knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The wood has numerous impressed proof / inspection marks. The metal work has even patina throughout. Its action works as it should. The price for this Regiment marked Dragoon pistol worthy of further research 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 15609
£1,200.00

Mid 1800's English, Harcourt & Co (Suffolk),Transitional Bar Hammer .400 Calibre, 6 Shot Cap & Ball Revolver With Rifled Octagonal Barrel & Brass Frame. Sn 15603 - 15603
Henry Harcourt was an English Suffolk based Gunmaker recorded at North Street Sudbury 1826-1830, King Street 1838-1844 and 2 Friars Street 1845-1869 (see page 238 of British Gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown). This is an excellent Mid 1800's transitional bar hammer 6 shot revolver made during the transition from pepperbox revolving barrel cluster pistols to fixed barrel, rotating cylinder pistols. Our example measures 12" overall with a 5 ½” octagonal rifled barrel. The barrel’s bore is clean with crisp well defined deep cut rifling. The brass action, grip frame, butt, steel hammer and steel trigger guard have foliate engraved decoration and it has its original walnut grip. The action is signed on one side ‘Harcourt & Co’ (most likely a company named used by Henry Harcourt). The barrel and cylinder have proof / inspection marks. The pistol's bar hammer firing mechanism works perfectly. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique bar hammer pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15603
£695.00

ORIGINAL AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ERA, Remington 1861 Patent 1858 Army Model 6 Shot, .44 Calibre Single Action Revolver. Sn 15541 - 15541
Remington Army 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. Due to limited availability of Colt 1860 Army Revolvers at the time, large numbers of the Remington revolver were ordered by the U.S. Government. It was favoured for its durability and ability to quickly reload by switching to another pre-loaded cylinder. It saw use in the American West, both in its original percussion configuration and as a metallic cartridge conversion. This is an excellent original Civil War era, 1861 Patent Army Model, Large frame, .44 calibre, cap and ball revolver. The pistol has an 8" octagonal barrel and measures 14" overall. The barrel's bore is clean with crisp rifling. The underside of the barrel is stamped with serial number which appears to be '20243' with an inspection mark prefix (illustrated). The top barrel flat is marked ‘Patented Dec 17 1861 E. Remington’s Ilion NYork’. The frame and barrel have small letter ‘B’ factory inspector’s marks. It has a brass trigger guard, blade fore sight, grooved frame rear sight, steel frame & captive lever ramrod. Its Walnut grips have just knocks bumps and bruises to be expected. The cylinder can be removed for quick change of a pre-loaded cylinder and it loads, cocks and dry fires perfectly. As an antique cap and ball revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15541
£1,895.00

RARE, Original, 1860-1863 American Civil War Era Remington-Beals Patent, Navy .36 Calibre Cap & Ball Percussion Revolver With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 15562. - 15562
The Remington Navy percussion revolvers were manufactured by Remington & Sons in .36 Calibre. Navy Models were produced between 1860 to 1875 however pistols made to Beals' 1858 patent were only produced between 1860 and 1863 and only approx 14,500 were made. The Beals' Patent revolvers were popular with both Union & Confederate Officers during the Civil War as they permitted easy cylinder removal allowing a quick reload with a spare pre-loaded cylinder, an advantage over other revolver designs of the time. This is an excellent original Remington-Beals, Navy .36 calibre percussion Revolver. It has excellent undamaged metalwork with even patina throughout. It has the correct brass trigger guard and German Silver conical foresight. It’s original Walnut grips have just the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected. The top of it's 7 ½” octagonal barrel is crisply marked 'BEALS PATENT. SEPT. 14. 1858 / MANUFACTURED BY REMINGTONS' / ILION, N Y'. The underside of the barrel is marked with a serial number which appears to be ‘15678’. The pistol's cocking and firing action works perfectly as does the Remington-Beals quick loading action. The price for this piece of American Civil War history includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item within the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15562
£1,950.00

ORIGINAL 1864 AMERICAN CIVIL WAR, Remington 1858 Army New Model 6 Shot, .44 Calibre Single Action Revolver With 4 Notches Contemporarily Cut Into Grip. Sn 15561 - 15561
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. Due to limited availability of Colt 1860 Army Revolvers at the time, large numbers of the Remington revolver were ordered by the U.S. Government. It was favoured for its durability and ability to quickly reload by switching to another pre-loaded cylinder. It saw use in the American West, both in its original percussion configuration and as a metallic cartridge conversion. This is an excellent original Civil War, Model 1858 Army New Model, Large frame, .44 calibre, cap and ball revolver. The pistol has an 8" octagonal barrel and measures 14" overall. The underside of the barrel is stamped with serial number which appears to be '87988'. The number dates its manufacture to 1864. The top barrel flat is marked ‘Patented Sept 14 1958 E. Remington & Son Ilion New York USA New Model’. It has a brass trigger guard, blade fore sight, grooved frame rear sight, steel frame & captive lever ramrod. Its Walnut grips have just knocks bumps and bruises to be expected. Interestingly the left grip has 4 contemporary grooves cut into the butt. It was common practise for owners in the period to carve grooves into the stocks of their weapons when used in combat to record ‘kills’. The cylinder can be removed for quick change of a pre-loaded cylinder and it loads, cocks and dry fires perfectly. As an antique cap and ball revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15561
£1,750.00

SOLD SOLD (19/07) ORNATELY DECORATED, Late 1800’s American Hopkins & Allen Manufacturing Company 1871 -1879 Patent ‘Ranger 2’ .32 Rim Fire 5 Shot Single Action Pocket Revolver With Green Swirl Malecite Type Grips. Sn 15558 - 15558
Hopkins and Allen were a Norwich Connecticut based American arms manufacturing company. This ‘Ranger 2’ is one of many revolvers based on S&W and Colt Patents produced in the 1860’s through to the late 1870s with dynamic or quirky names to attract sales. This is a very good example of the ‘Ranger 2’. The metal work has ornate hand tooled decoration incorporating foliate & Geometric designs . On the left side of the frame is a tooled image of a bird. It has a 2 ¾” round steel barrel (7” overall). The rifled bore has just staining consistent with age. The top of the frame is crisply marked 'Ranger 2' and with manufacturer / patent detail (illustrated). The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘1336’. It has a shrouded trigger, brass blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. The undamaged Malecite type grips are a bright green swirl colour. The single action only firing action works correctly and the cylinder can be removed for speed loading. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15558
£0.00

American Marlin Firearms Company Nickel Plated No.32 Standard 1875 .32RF Obsolete Calibre Single Action 5 Shot Revolver With Tip Up Barrel. Sn 15557 - 15557
This is an original Marlin No.32 Standard 1875 .32Rim fire single action revolver with 'fold up' barrel and nickel plated brass metal work. It has a 3" barrel and shrouded trigger. It retains much of its factory nickel plating with areas of wear consistent with age & the action is strong and firm. It has undamaged Walnut grips. The left side of the barrel is stamped ' JM Marlin New Haven CT USA Pat July 1 1873'. The top of the barrel is marked ‘No.32 Standard 1875’. It has a blade fore sight and notched frame rear sight. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15557
£395.00
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