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Antique Pistols and Revolvers

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**SOLD**LAYAWAY 20/2**Victorian, Liege, Webley R.I.C. Pattern Double Action, 6 shot, .320 Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Pocket Revolver With Captive Swivel Ejector Rod. Sn 16048 - 16048
This is an excellent Victorian .320 centre fire revolver similar in form to Webley’s R.I.C (Royal Irish Constabulary) pattern revolvers (see page 68 figure IV/33 and pages 59-82 of the book Webley Revolvers by Bruce & Reinhart). It is 6 ¾” overall with a 2 ¼” round steel barrel. The rifled bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. It has superb finely chequered Walnut grips, side gate loading & blade fore sight. The barrel block and cylinder have small Liege ‘Crown R’, ‘Crown C’ and ELG proof marks together with what appears to small combined ‘AH’ cartouche most likely a manufacturer’s trade mark. The frame is numbered ‘5822’. The action is firm in both single and double single action. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16048
£0.00

Early 19th Century Spanish 14 Bore Miquelet lock Percussion Pistol. A 1004 - A 1004
Miquelet lock is a modern term used by collectors and curators, largely in the English-speaking world, for a type of firing mechanism used in muskets and pistols. It is a distinctive form of snaplock, originally as a flint-against-steel ignition form, once prevalent in Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Balkans, North Africa, the Ottoman Empire and throughout Spain's colonies from the late 16th to the mid 19th Centuries. The miquelet may have come to the attention of arms makers in Istanbul & North Africa via long-established trade routes from Italian city-states through the port of Ragusa (Dubrovnik) to provinces on the Balkan Peninsula. Other avenues were probably provided by booty from corsair raids and/or from the many Ottoman-Euro conflicts of the period. This is Miquelet lock percussion pistol in Spanish form made sometime in the early 19th Century. It is 7 ½” overall length with a 3” unsighted cannon barrel. Its muzzle diameter is 17.57mm (approx. 14 Bore). Its smooth bore has staining consistent with age & use. The original Walnut full stock furniture has bumps and bruises to be expected. The pistol has its original steel ram rod. The Miquelet lock with Dolphin hammer works as it should. The pistol has brass fittings with naïve hand tooled foliate decoration and a bulbous brass, stepped pommel cap. There are vo visible manufacturer or date marks on the pistol. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique Miquelet lock percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display . A 1004
£495.00

C1840 English Corts & Co 32 Bore Percussion Belt Pistol With Octagonal Barrel & Belt Bar. A 1003 - A 1003
This is an excellent C1840 percussion belt pistol. It is 11” overall length with a 6” octagonal barrel which has a small brass bead fore sight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. Its smooth bore has staining consistent with age & use. The original Walnut full stock furniture has chequered panels at the grip & just the bumps and bruises to be expected. The pistol has its original wood ram rod with brass end cap. Its Dolphin hammer, steel trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial and action have foliate engraved decoration. The action plate is signed by the maker or retailer ‘Corts & Co’ and has a safety bolt. The left side of the weapon has its original steel belt bar. The cocking and firing actions work perfectly. 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 part of a collection or display . A 1003
£895.00

C1830 Pair Of English Turner Brass Framed Pocket Pistols With 40 Bore Screw Off Steel Barrels & Concealed Triggers. Sn 16045 - 16045
This is an excellent pair of percussion pocket pistols with brass frames signed ‘Turner’. They are each 7 ½” overall with 2 ½” screw off barrels which are both 40 bore (a tool is required to turn off the barrels). The bores of each barrel have staining & residue consistent with age and use. The barrels & underside of the actions have crisp proofs. On the left side they are engraved 'Turner’ and the cylindrical brass frames have tooled foliate engraved decoration. Both pistols have concealed triggers and large hammers. 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 panels are undamaged and fitted with void German silver escutcheons. The butts have embossed lion’s head bosses. The price for this matching pair of pistols includes UK delivery. NB As antique percussion pistols no licence is required to own these pistols in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 16045
£975.00

C1870 Ladies Nickel Plated Liege 5mm Obsolete Calibre Pin Fire 6 Shot Purse Revolver With Folding Trigger. A 1002 - A 1002
This is a nickel plated 6 shot 5mm pinfire double action revolver made in Liege C1870. Its small calibre and frame allowed this type of pistol to be carried by ladies in their purses for personal protection. This example is in full working order. It measures 5" overall with a 2" octagonal barrel. The rifled bore has staining consistent with age. The pistol retains much of its original finish which is tarnished in some areas consistent with age. It has a typical folding trigger and smooth walnut grips. The barrel is stamped with a small Liege proof marks 'Star above U’. The pistol is side gate loading, has a post fore sight and a captive ejector rod. The frame, cylinder and barrel have quality tooled foliate decoration. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre pin fire revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. A 1002
£495.00

C1870, Spanish Ornate Blued & Nickel Plated Military 12mm Obsolete Calibre Pin Fire 6 Shot Revolver. Sn 16043 - 16043
This is an excellent, Eibar Spain 12mm, military, pin fire, 6 Shot Revolver. It is side gate loading with a 5” round steel barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech, sturdy undamaged frame with crisp engraved foliate decoration which is also present on the grip frame and cylinder. The frame retains some of its original nickel plating and the cylinder, much of its original blue finish. The frame and cylinder have gilt highlight lines around the foliate panels. The pistol’s bore is clean with well defined rifling. It is fitted with its original, chequered hard wood grips. There are no external manufacturer or date marks on this pistol. The pistol is double action and cocks & dry fires perfectly in both single and double action. It is side gate loading and complete with its original military lanyard ring and captive steel clearing rod. The price includes UK delivery. NB. As an obsolete calibre, antique pin fire revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if part of a private collection or display. Sn 16043
£795.00

C1860 French Lefaucheux Patent, 12mm Obsolete Calibre, Large Frame Military Pinfire, Double Action, 6 Shot Revolver Marked Acier Fondu (Cast Steel). Sn 16024 - 16024
Casimir Lefaucheux (26 January 1802 – 9 August 1852) was a French gunsmith. He was born in Bonnétable and died in Paris. Lefaucheux obtained his first patent in 1827. In 1832, he completed a drop-barrel sporting gun with paper-cased cartridges.He is credited with the invention of one of the first efficient self-contained cartridge system in 1836, featuring a pin-fire mechanism. This is an excellent Lefauchaux Patent, 12mm, large frame, military, pinfire, 6 Shot revolver. It is side gate loading with a 6” round steel barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech, sturdy undamaged frame and attractive walnut grips. The frame has small ‘crown above V’ and ‘crown above T’ inspection marks. The barrel’s bore is clean with well defined rifling. The barrel block is crisply marked ‘Lefaucheux Bt (French abbreviation of brevet translating to patent) above ‘Acier Fondu’ (French: Cast Steel). The frame is numbered ‘145791’. The pistol is double action and cocks and dry fires perfectly in both single and double action. The pistol has it's original military lanyard ring and captive steel clearing rod. The price includes UK delivery. NB. As an obsolete calibre, antique pinfire revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if part of a private collection or display. Sn 16024
£795.00

CSOLD SOLD (12/02) , W.H. Monk Chester, Victorian C1860 Large Frame, Tranter’s Patent 54 Bore Five Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver With Octagonal Barrel Retailed By Lowe Chester With Accessories Including A Tranter Patent Bullet Mould. Sn 15971 - 15971
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 William Tranter (1816–1890). The Tranter revolver was a double-action cap & ball revolver invented around 1856 by William Tranter. This is an excellent, original, cased Tranter Patent 5 shot revolver. The weapon's double action firing mechanism works as it should in both single & double action. It has a 6” long octagonal barrel (13” overall length ). The bore has well defined rifling and just light staining consistent with age. The barrel has a blade fore sight & notched frame rear sight. The top of the frame is crisply marked by the retailer ‘W. Lowe Chester’ . It has foliate engraving to the frame & trigger guard. The frame is engraved ‘No. 7328T’ and is stamped ‘Tranter’s Patent’. The cylinder has small Victorian black powder proofs. It’s finely chequered walnut grip is in excellent undamaged condition. The pistol's metal work is undamaged with original finish which has even patina. The pistol is contained in its original wood case with hinged lid. The top of the lid is inlaid with a void central brass plate. The case has a brass lock (key absent) and 2 brass carry handles. The case is lined with green felt and has compartments which contain accessories including an empty ‘Joyce & Co London’ labelled percussion cap tin, a brass and steel double bullet mould which is marked ‘Tranter’s No 50 Patent’ cartouche, a brass black powder flask which signed by the manufacturer James Dixon & Sons Sheffield, a wood cleaning rod with ball top and threaded brass cap, a small horse hair brush with wood handle and polished horn ferrule, a steel tool numbered ‘52’ and a small, empty glass jar. The inside of the lid has a ‘W.H. Monk Gunmaker, Chester’ trade label. The price for this cased pistol with 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 15971
£0.00

C1850 English, Brass Framed 24 Bore Percussion Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Octagonal Barrel. A 1000 - A 1000
This is an original Victorian era percussion pocket made C1850. It is 7 ¾” overall length with a 2 ¾” screw off octagonal steel barrel. The barrel’s smooth bore has residue and staining consistent with age and use. It has impressed black powder proofs on the underside of the action & barrel. The brass action frame has foliate engraved decoration. It has a steel trigger guard. There are no manufacturer or date marks on this pistol. The action works as it should with a strong spring action. The original walnut grip with chequered panels has just knocks bumps and bruises consistent with age. The grip has a brass butt plate and inlaid void brass escutcheon. 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. A 1000
£275.00

SOLD SOLD (15/02) C1850's Adams Patent 54 Bore Five Shot Double Action Percussion Revolver With Spurless Hammer & Octagonal Barrel Retailed By Lowe Chester With Accessories Including An Adams Marked Bullet Mould. Sn 15 - 15970
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 Robert Adams. This is an excellent, original, cased Adams Patent 5 shot percussion revolver. The weapon's double action only firing mechanism works as it should. It has a 6 ½” octagonal barrel (12 ½” overall). The bore has well defined rifling and just light staining consistent with age. The barrel has a blade fore sight & notched plate rear sight. The top of the frame is crisply marked by the retailer ‘W. Lowe Chester’ . It has foliate engraving to the frame & trigger guard. The frame is engraved ‘No. 20693T’. The cylinder and barrel have Victorian black powder proofs. It’s finely chequered walnut grip is in excellent undamaged condition. The pistol's metal work is undamaged with original finish which has even patina. 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). The case is lined with green felt and has compartments which contain accessories including 2 empty ‘Joyce & Co London’ labelled percussion cap tins, a brass and steel double bullet mould which is marked ‘54’ (bore) and with Adams patent cartouche, a brass black powder flask which signed by the manufacturer John Dixon Sheffield (illustrated), a wood cleaning rod with ball top and threaded brass cap, 3 tools and a brass oil container with screw top lid. The inside of the lid has its original Adams trade label (illustrated). The price for this cased pistol with 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 15970
£0.00
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