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**SOLD**SOLD**19/5**American Civil War Era, 1863, Colt New York Model 1860 Army .44 Calibre Percussion Revolver. A 1040 - A 1040
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. This Colt Model 1860 Army revolver is in excellent condition, its blue finish being refurbished to a high standard at some point in its life. The pistol has an 8 " round steel barrel and measures 14" overall. The weapon has the correct brass blade foresight and 'notched hammer' rear sight. The heel of the steel butt strap is also correctly notched for addition of a detachable shoulder stock and it has a captive 'lever' ramrod. The barrel is crisply stamped with manufacturer detail 'Address Col. Saml Colt New York U.S. America'. The cylinder has patent information (illustrated). The pistol has matching serial numbers '100001’ on the frame, brass trigger guard frame and butt. The serial number dates the pistol’s production to 1863. It has its original American Walnut grip. The pistol's single action firing action works as it should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre percussion revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 1040
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SOLD SOLD (26/05) ALL MATCHING NUMBERS INCLUDING CYLINDER, American Civil War Era, 1861 Colt 1851 Navy .36 Calibre, Cap And Ball Percussion 6 Shot Revolver. A 1039 - A 1039
The Colt Revolving Belt Pistol of Naval Calibre (i.e. .36 calibre), later known as the Colt 1851 Navy or Navy Revolver, is a single action, cap and ball revolver. It was designed by Samuel Colt between 1847 and 1850. It remained in production until 1873. Famous 'Navy', users included Wild Bill Hickok, John Henry "Doc" Holliday, Ned Kelly, and Robert E. Lee. This original, Colt New York made, Navy revolver is in very good condition with even patina throughout. It has attractive undamaged walnut grip, a 7 ½” octagonal barrel and measures 13 ½” overall length. The bore is clean with crisp rifling. There is no visible cylinder scene.appreciation). The cylinder is faintly numbered ‘12563’ which dates it’s production to 1861. It has crisp matching serial numbers stamped on its frame, barrel block, trigger guard and butt. The top of the barrel is marked ' Address Col SamL Colt New York City’. It has a brass grip frame with traces of original factory nickel plating, captive lever ram rod, small conical brass post fore sight and ‘v’ notch hammer rear sight. The weapon has a nice tight action and works perfectly as it should. The price for this iconic American Civil War Era Colt pistol 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. A 1039
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SOLD SOLD (18/05) C1790 English Nicholson Of Cornhill London Pair Of 50 Bore Flintlock Box Lock Pocket Pistols With Folding Triggers & Screw Off Barrels. Sn 17383 - 17383
This is an excellent pair of flintlock box lock pocket pistols by Nicholson of Cornhill London, likely E.D. Nicholson, an English Gunmaker with premises at Cornhill, London 1760-1808. He made flintlock, box lock pocket pistols, Officers flintlock holster pistols, cased pairs of flintlock duelling pistols with loading accessories & flintlock muskets with Royal Cypher. The matching pistols have steel hammers fitted with flints, steel pans and sliding safety bolts. The steel actions are both signed ‘Nicholson’ on one side and ‘Cornhill London’ within oval panels and foliate decoration on the reverse. Both measure 5 ¾” overall & have 1 ¾” screw off barrels. The smooth bores of each barrel have staining and residue consistent with age & use. Both pistols have hammers fitted with flints, concealed folding triggers & crisp black powder proofs on the underside of their actions. They both have undamaged bag shape walnut stocks. Their cocking & firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB No licence is required to own these antique flintlock pistols in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17383
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**SOLD**SOLD**7/5*Cased C1870 German P.D. Luneschloss Solingen 7mm Pin Fire Obsolete Calibre 6 Shot Double Action Revolver With Folding Trigger & Accessories. Sn 17343 - 17343
According to the book by Kurt Jörgens Stiftfeuer-Revolver aus der Klingenstadt ( pinfire revolvers from the blade-town): "in 1863 some Solingen blade companies started producing pin fire revolvers to compete against the Belgian and French”. The German blade maker P.D. Luneschloss Solingen was one of the cutlers who ventured into firearms manufacture. This is a nice 7mm calibre, 6 shot, pin fire revolver by P.D. Luneschloss. It has a 4” two stage barrel (8" overall). The barrel’s rifled bore has staining & residue consistent with age and use. The top of the barrel is signed by the manufacturer ‘PD Luneschloss Solingen’. It has an undamaged walnut grip. The action and grip frame have engraved foliate decoration. It has a blued cylinder, pinched blade fore sight and notched hammer rear sight. The pistol has its original captive ejector rod and lanyard ring. It is side gate loading, has a folding trigger and is fully functioning, correctly in double action only. The pistol is complete with its associated tan felt lined wood case. The case with hinged lid measures 9 ½” x 6 ½” x 2 ½”. The inside of the lid has a trade label 'Wilson’s Gun & Pistol Warehouse London’. The front of the case has its original lock & 2 keys on tasselled fob. The top of the lid has a void brass roundel. The inside of the case is contoured to snugly fit the pistol and has compartments for accessories. 1 compartment contains an original wood handled steel tool & 2 piece steel cleaning rod. The case also has a wood compartment which is holed to fit 7mm pin fire cartridges. 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 17343
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**SOLD**SOLD**7/5**MINT BORE, 1870 British WD Enfield Snider MK III .577 Obsolete Centre Fire Calibre Cavalry Carbine. Sn 17351 - 17351
This is an original British .577 Snider Patent MK III Cavalry carbine. The Snider action was introduced to British service in 1866 and muzzle loading Enfield Carbines were converted to allow the use of the .577 calibre brass cartridge. They remained in use until the Martini Henry was introduced. This Snider carbine has a 19 ½” round steel barrel with a near mint bore, clean and bright with crisp rifling (37 ¼” overall). The barrel is marked ‘steel’ and has WD inspection / proof marks. It has a brass butt plate with trap & brass trigger guard. The original wood is undamaged with just light bumps and bruises to be expected. The wood has an impressed Enfield roundel. The action plate is marked ’Enfield’ together with ‘1870’ date, inspection mark & crisp Crown VR mark (Victoria Regina). The breech and barrel have proof/ WD inspection marks together with ‘III’ designation. The breech cover has a steel breech cover with locking catch and inspection marks. The action is strong and works as it should. It has a fixed foresight and adjustable rear ladder sight. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique, obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 17351
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RARE, American Civil War Sharps 1859 Patent, Sharps & Hankins Model 1862 Navy Model .52 Rim Fire Obsolete Calibre Breech Loading Carbine With Exceptionally Rare To Find Original Leather Barrel Cover. Sn 17352 - 17352
Christian Sharps was in partnership with William Hankins from 1862 until 1866. Referred to as the Sharps & Hankins Model 1862 carbine, this weapon is an American Civil War .52 calibre, rim fire, breech loading firearm designed by Hartford, Connecticut native Christian Sharps. Presented is an excellent original specimen of the Sharps & Hankins Navy Model carbine (The only difference between the Navy Model to the Army version is that the Navy Model had a leather barrel cover secured by 2 screws at the breech end to protect against sea water). The carbines were produced by the Sharps and Hankins firm in Philadelphia, PA. The weapon is 38 ¾” long overall. By operating the under lever, the barrel slides forward to accommodate the Sharps rim fire cartridge. The weapon, in excellent condition, has a 24” long barrel which is fitted with its extremely rare to find original leather barrel cover. The leather is secure with just the scuffs and minor tears to be expected of a Naval weapon of this age. The barrel has a clean bore with crisp rifling. The barrel at the breech has the correct screws either side to secure its leather cover. It has a block & blade foresight and graduated tangent type rear sight. The right side of the frame is stamped ‘Sharps & Hankins Philada’. The left side ‘Sharps Patent 1859’. The action tang is numbered ‘1244’ which is repeated on the loading lever. The walnut shoulder stock is original and undamaged with just knocks bumps and bruises to be expected. The butt plate is brass and it has a single sling swivel. The loading and firing actions work as they should. This Sharps & Hankins Model 1862 Navy carbine is a rare Civil War arm in its own right but is rendered even more desirable by presence of its original barrel cover. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17352
£2,250.00

MINT BORE, American Civil War Era, Sharps 1848 / 1852 Patents & RS Lawrence 1859 Patent New Model 1863 .50 Capping Breech Loader Cavalry Carbine With Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 17353 - 17353
The Sharps was one of the best known capping breech loading percussion guns made by the Union during the American Civil War. The Carbine designed by Christian Sharps featured a vertical sliding block at the rear end of the barrel. The sliding breech block allowed the Sharps to be loaded from the back end instead of from the muzzle end. This is an excellent original Civil War, Sharps Carbine. It has all original wood which has just light bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. The metal work has even patina. The 22” .50 calbarrel’s bore is near mint, clean and bright with crisp rifling. The loading cocking and firing action works crisply. The carbine is 39” overall length. It is serial number C1805. After the Civil War these carbines were used for hunting large game in particular Buffalo. This carbine is fitted with blade fore sight & graduated ladder rear sight marked with Lawrence 1859 patent detail (illustrated) . The left side of the frame is fitted with steel saddle bar and ring. The butt is fitted with steel butt plate. The action is crisply marked 'C. Sharps Pat Oct 5th 1852', partially visible ‘Sharps Pat 1848’ and crisp ‘R.S. Lawrence Pat April 12th 1859’. The barrel has a small ‘FAW’ factory inspector’s mark and is stamped ‘New Model 1863’. The price for this piece of American Civil War history includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17353
£2,750.00

SOLD SOLD (19/05) C1790 English 15 Bore Flintlock Duelling/ Holster Pistol By Tomlinson London With Octagonal Barrel. Sn 17333 - 17333
This is a flintlock holster or duelling pistol made C1790 in London By an unrecorded London Gunsmith ‘Tomlinson’ . It measures 13 ¾” overall and has a 9" octagonal brown wash barrel with blade fore sight and ‘v’ notch plate rear sight. The smooth bore has staining and residue consistent with age. The top of the barrel is engraved ‘London'. It has a stepped lock, swan neck hammer fitted with flint, brass trigger guard with extended tang and acanthus bud finial, brass butt cap and brass ramrod mounts. The lock plate is nicely engraved 'Tomlinson'. It has a dark walnut full stock. The stock has a fine, stable, old crack on the left side. The top of the stock’s wrist is inlaid with a void German silver escutcheon. The pistol has a wooden ramrod. Its cocking and firing action works as they should. The metal has even patina. The price for this pistol worthy of further research regarding the maker 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 17333
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (02/06) MINT RIFLED BORE, 1804-1812 English, Dutton London, 54 Bore Flintlock Pocket Pistol With Screw Off Barrel. Sn 17334 - 17334
Joseph Dutton was a Birmingham based gunsmith with premises at Pritchit Street, between 1799 & 1803 and Snowhill between 1804 & 1812 (see page 211 of British Gunmakers Vol 2 by Brown). Although Joseph Dutton is recorded as Birmingham based, we cannot find a gunmaker named Dutton working in London in the period, indicating that Joseph Dutton may have expanded into the London trade at some point in his career. This is a flintlock pocket pistol signed Dutton London. It is 6 ½” overall with a 2” screw off barrel (turning off the barrel requires a tool which we do not have). The barrel’s bore is near mint clean with deep cut rifling. It has impressed black powder proofs on the underside of the action. The action is signed on one side ‘Dutton’ and the reverse ‘London’ both within panels and martial arms & banners. The action has a strong spring action. The bag shaped walnut grip is undamaged and inlaid with silver escutcheon which has an indistinct monogram. The action has a safety bolt which functions 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 17334
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SOLD SOLD (11/05) RARE, 1894 Dated British WD HRB Co (Henry Rifle Barrel Company) .577x .450 Calibre 'I.C.1.' (1st Issue Pattern Cavalry Carbine MK 1). A 1038 - A 1038 / 17303
This is a Victorian, MK 1 1894 dated .577x .450, Martini Henry, Cavalry Carbine by the HRB Co (Henry Rifle Barrel Company). It is WD & ordnance stamped and has all original woodwork which has the knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The metal has even patina throughout. It has adjustable flip up rear sight & winged blade fore sight. It has steel butt plate, cleaning rod, sling rings & retains its original MK 1 grooved trigger. The steel barrel's rifled bore has staining and residue consistent with age & use. The Henry rifling is crisp. The action works correctly and is fully functional. It is stamped on the right side of the action, Crown VR (Victoria Regina), dated '1894' and has the correct designation stamp 'I.C.1.' (1st Issue Pattern Carbine MK 1) together with ‘HRB Co’ manufacturer mark. As an antique, obsolete calibre weapon, no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. The price for this rare to find 1st issue pattern MK1 Cavalry Carbine includes UK delivery. A 1038
£0.00
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