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SOLD SOLD SOLD ALL MATCHING NUMBERS, 1877 French Army Officer’s, Chamelot-Delvigne, Model 1873, 11mm Obsolete Calibre, Revolver By Manufacture d'Armes de Saint-Étienne. Sn 15383 - 15383
The Service Revolver Model 1873 Chamelot-Delvigne was the first double action revolver used by the French army. It was produced by Manufacture d'Armes de Saint-Étienne from 1873. They manufactured approximately 337,000. The pistols were widely used during the First World War and issued to reserve units in 1940. The French Resistance made widespread use of the pistols during German occupation. This is an excellent example of the Model 1873, 6 shot, Revolver in 11mm Calibre. It has a 4 ½” barrel stepped from round to octagonal and nice original metal work finished 'in the white' as carried by Officer’s. The bore is clean with crisp well defined rifling. The top of the barrel is engraved 'Mle 1873'. One barrel flat is dated ‘S.1877’ and the frame engraved 'M' d'Armes de Saint-Étienne'. It has a blade fore sight and grooved frame rear sight. A great feature of these revolvers is that all of their parts are numbered. All of our example’s metal parts are crisply numbered and the firing mechanism can be easily exposed by removal of a compartment secured by a single screw (illustrated). The compartment fits snugly and the firing mechanism works as it should in both single and double action. It is side gate loading and the pistol's chequered wood grips are undamaged. The butt is fitted with Military lanyard ring. The price for this impressive nicely stamped and engraved piece includes UK delivery. NB. As an obsolete calibre antique weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15383
£0.00

ORIGINAL, C1873 Colt .44 Black Powder Henry Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Single Action Revolver & Original Period Brown Leather Holster. Sn 15357 - 15357
This Colt .44 Henry rim fire revolver is in very good original condition with even patina throughout. The pistol has a 4 ¼” steel barrel and measures 10" overall. The pistol's bore has just light staining consistent with age and use and the rifling is well defined. The barrel has a rubbed partially visible ‘Col Saml Colt’ address. The left side of the frame is stamped 'Pat July 25 July 2’ detail. The pistol has matching serial numbers ‘4613’ on the barrel block, frame & trigger guard frame. The grip frame is numbered ‘5062’. It has an American Walnut grip which has just light knocks bumps and bruises consistent with age and use. The pistol's single action firing mechanism works as it should. The pistol is side gate loading mechanism and has a side barrel mounted captive sprung ejector rod. The pistol is complete with its original period, open top brown leather holster which fits the pistol perfectly. All stitching and leather of the holster are clean and intact. 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. The price for this historic pistol with original holster includes UK delivery. Sn 15357
£1,795.00

RARE, ORIGINAL, MINT BORE, MATCHING NUMBERS, 1873 -1878 Colt Richards Conversion .44 Colt Black Powder Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Model 1860 Army 6 Shot Single Action Revolver & Original Period Brown Leather Mexican Loop Holster. Sn 15354 - 15354
The Colt Model 1860 Army was a muzzle-loading cap & ball .44-calibre revolver used during the American Civil War. It was used as a side arm by Cavalry, Infantry, Artillery troops, and Naval forces. Richards Colt Conversion Revolvers were percussion revolvers modified by Colt Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co. to fire metal cartridges to compete with the rear-loading pistols being produced by Smith & Wesson and Remington Arms. These weapons were assembled from stock modified parts of percussion revolvers or newly produced components (Circa 1873-1878. M 1860 Army .44 centre fire calibre, serials from 1-8700, in percussion series from 67000-200614. Total production about 9,000). This Colt Model 1860 Army Richards conversion revolver was converted to centre fire using the Richards system. It is in excellent original condition with even patina throughout. The pistol has a 5 ¼” steel barrel and measures 11" overall. The pistol's bore is near mint, clean with crisp well defined rifling. The weapon has ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. The barrel is crisply stamped with manufacturer detail 'Address Col. Saml Colt New York U.S. America'. The left side of the frame is stamped 'Colt's Patent' and ’44 Cal’ calibre detail. The cylinder is stamped with serial number ‘2157’ and has matching serial numbers on the barrel block, frame, butt & trigger guard frame. The breech conversion parts have matching numbers ‘937’. It has an undamaged American Walnut grip. The pistol's single action firing mechanism works perfectly. The pistol has the correct Richards conversion side gate loading mechanism and side barrel mounted captive sprung ejector rod. The pistol is complete with its original period, Mexican loop brown leather holster which fits the pistol perfectly. The open top holster has small areas of tooled decoration to the front and the rear is impressed with number ‘407c’. The leather of the holster has some surface scuffing consistent with age and use but all stitching and leather of the holster are intact. As an antique obsolete calibre revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. The price for this historic pistol with original holster includes UK delivery. Sn 15354
£2,450.00

SOLD SOLD (26/05) MINT, VERY RARE, British WD Marked Webley MK 1 1877 Model Brass Safety Fuse Igniter Pistol With Screw Off Barrel & Steel Belt Bar. Sn 15356 - 15356
Military Safety Fuse igniter pistols were developed to allow demolition charge fuses/ cords to be ignited at a great distance by the user. The cord was attached to the screw off sleeved barrel and a percussion cap/charge loaded into the breech of the pistol to ignite the detonation cord/fuse when fired. This is a near mint Webley MK 1 1877 Model fuse igniter pistol (see page 231, plate C of the book ‘The Webley Story’ by Dowell. It has a solid brass frame and excellent undamaged wood grip with military lanyard ring. The frame is marked with ‘WD and arrow’ mark on the left side and ‘Crown above E3’ inspection mark on the right side. It has a steel hammer, trigger and Military Lanyard ring. It has the correct knurled screw off barrel which measures 2” and it measures 7 ½” overall. It has the correct steel belt bar. the trigger guard is stamped '60'. The pistol is fully functioning and strips cocks and dry fires. No licence is required to own this fuse igniter in the UK. Sn 15356
£0.00

MINT BORE, ORIGINAL, ALL MATCHING NUMBERS, 1854,Colt Pocket Model of 1849 .31 Calibre, Cap And Ball, 5 Shot, Single Action, Revolver With Brass Grip Frame, Cylinder Scene & Octagonal Barrel. Sn 15351 - 15351
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 Col Saml Colt New York City'. The bore is near mint clean with crisp well defined rifling. It has matching serial numbers '87772' stamped on its frame, barrel, trigger guard, cylinder and butt which dates its manufacture to 1854. The cylinder and frame are marked 'Colt's Patent’. The cylinder has the faint but correct engraved ‘Stage Coach hold Up Scene’ (illustrated). The weapon's single action firing mechanism and captive steel ‘lever’ ram rod work as they should. The price for this historic Samuel Colt percussion revolver 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 15351
£1,375.00

Late 1700’s – Early 1800’s Pair Of Irish J. Bloomer Flintlock Pocket Pistols With 40 Bore Screw Off Barrels & Concealed Triggers. Sn 15343 - 15343
The surname Bloomer was first found Ireland where the Bloomer family held a seat from very ancient times. This is an excellent pair of flintlock pocket pistols signed ‘J. Bloomer’ most likely made in Ireland. They are each 6 ¼” overall with 1 ¾” screw off barrels which are 40 bore. The bores of each barrel have just light staining consistent with age and use. The underside of the pistols have crisp proofs. On the left side they are engraved 'J. Bloomer’ within banners and the right sides have engraved banners and void centre panel. Both pistols have concealed triggers and swan neck hammers, one fitted with flint. Both pistols have sliding safety bolts which have tooled decoration. The firing actions of both these pistols work as they should. Their bag shaped wood grips with chequered panel back edges are undamaged and fitted with void silver escutcheons. The price for this matching pair of pistols includes UK delivery. NB As antique flintlock pistols no licence is required to own them in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 15343
£1,295.00

RARE, QUALITY, MINT, Cased, Victorian C1824 English Isaac Riviere, London, 20 Bore, Officer’s Percussion Pistols With Damascus Barrels, Captive Ramrods & Accessories. Sn 15348 - 15348
Isaac Riviere (1781-1841) and his sons Henry and Augustus were London based gunsmiths operating from premises at Oxford Street, Piccadilly, Union Street, Bedford Street & Barclay Square between 1809 & 1866 (see page 198 of British Gunmakers Vol 1 by Brown). Riviere made made pistols of fine design and workmanship. Riviere spanned the flintlock / percussion era and patented his percussion locks in 1825. This is a superb matching pair of Officer’s percussion pistols by Riviere made C1824 before he patented his locks. The pistols are in mint condition with all original walnut stocks with chequered grips and inset void silver escutcheons, 7” Damascus steel barrels with flat tops & best quality tooled foliate decorated action tang, breech top, trigger guards with extended tangs and finials, action plates & heavy dolphin hammers. The side plates of each pistol are crisply signed by the manufacturer ‘Riviere’. The top of each barrel is crisply marked ‘London’. Both pistols are complete with their original captive steel ram rods, have small post fore sights and fixed rear sights. The barrels of each pistol are smoothbore. The bores are pristine and have the appearance of never been fired. Their firing actions work perfectly as they should. The pistols are complete with their original Mahogany case. The case with hinged lid has its original hook fasteners and lock with key. The inside of the lid has an excellent original Riviere trade label. 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 heavy copper and brass powder flask marked by the manufacturer ‘Dixon & Sons (the flask has 2 hinged covers at the base, one for storing moulded ball ammunition, 4 lead balls are contained in this internal magazine, the other for storing small lead shot or percussion caps), a tin of wadding patches, the tin is numbered ‘25’, a brass tipped wood ram / cleaning rod with brass attachments, a wood handled tool and wood loading hammer. The case comes with its soft velvet bag cover with draw string top in which the cased pistols were found. The price for this quality made pair of cased pistols, rare to find in this outstanding condition 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 15348
£4,950.00

VERY RARE, TRANSITIONAL, Cased, Cogswell & Harrison London, Victorian C1860 Double Barrel, Over & Under .40 Calibre, Percussion Pistol With Revolving / Turn Over Barrel Block, Concealed Folding Trigger & Internal Firing Pin. Sn 15234 - 15234
Cogswell & Harrison are London’s oldest surviving Gunmaker. The company founded in 1770, has, for generations made quality fireams. This is an excellent cased transitional Victorian percussion pistol with revolving, over & under barrels. It's steel barrels are 3” in length (7 ¾” overall). Each barrel has small silver bead fore sights and the rear sight consists of a ‘v’ notch block which forms part of the action. Its steel action is undamaged with even patina throughout. The barrels have clean smooth bores. The action and barrel block near the breech have foliate tooled decoration. The top of the action within the foliate decoration is signed ‘T.Cogswell 224 Strand London’. The action has a transitional firing mechanism featuring a cocking lever which has the appearance of a traditional hammer but which actually cocks the weapon’s internal firing pin. It has a concealed trigger which folds out when the pistol is cocked. The barrel block turns over as it should and its firing mechanism works correctly. The pistol's Walnut grip with chequered panels and bulbous grooved butt is undamaged. The grip has an inlaid void silver escutcheon. The pistol is complete with its original walnut case. The case with hinged lid has its original lock & key. The lid and base of the case are reinforced with brass edges and corner panels. The centre of the lid has a void rectangular brass plate. The interior of the case is lined in green felt and has compartments contoured to snugly fit the pistol and its accessories which include a copper and brass powder flask, a steel bullet mould and a brass tipped wood ram / cleaning rod. The inside of the lid has an original Cogswell & Harrison trade label. The price for this quality made cased transitional pistol includes UK delivery. NB as an antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15234
£1,200.00

Victorian British Tranter’s Patent .30 Calibre Five Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver With Spurless Hammer & Octagonal Barrel To Dr G. Lammert. Sn 15325 - 15325
This is an excellent, original, Tranter’s Patent 5 shot percussion revolver with spurless hammer. The weapon's double action firing mechanism work as it should and the cylinder can be removed for speed loading. The top of the frame is crisply inscribed ‘Dr G. Lammert’ no doubt the original owner of this pistol. Its walnut chequered grip is in excellent condition and has a stepped steel butt cap. It has ‘v’ notch plate rear sight and blade fore sight. The pistol’s 4” octagonal barrel has a clean bore with crisp well defined rifling. It measures 8 ¾” overall length. The pistol's metal work is undamaged has crisp foliate tooled decoration and all original finish. The price for this excellent percussion pistol 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 15325
£975.00

SOLD SOLD (21/05) C1860's French Lefaucheux 12 mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre Double Action, Side Gate Loading, Military Revolver With Captive Ejector Rod & Lanyard Ring. A 613 - A 613
This is a very good original French Lefaucheux 12mm calibre , 6 shot pin fire revolver. These pistols were used by European military forces and by the Confederacy during the American Civil War. Our example is 12” overall with a 6 ¼” round steel barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. The pistol’s metal work has even patina. It has an excellent undamaged, walnut grip. It is side gate loading & works correctly in both single and double action. It has its original captive ejector rod. It has a blade fore sight and grooved hammer rear sight. The cylinder has a small indistinct inspection / proof mark (illustrated). There are no other external visible inspection, manufacturer or date marks. 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. A 613
£0.00
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