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28 bore Percussion Pistol by Moor & Co
A mid 19th century percussion with 7” Damascus twist barrel, captive ramrod and foliage engraved lock with makers name "Moore & Co." original polished wood work with checkered grip and silver escutcheon. 13” overall length. Pistol has a good strong working action.

 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.

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British Coastguard Percussion Belt Pistol 1846

This is an original Victorian, British 1846 dated, Tower Coastguard percussion belt pistol. It is 11inches long with a 6 inch .56 calibre smooth bore barrel. The barrel is crisply stamped with numerous ordinance/proof/inspection marks. The wooden stock is also stamped with inspection marks and 'B ⩚ O' (for Board of Ordnance ) with brass butt plate fitted with a lanyard ring and left side fitted with a steel belt hook. The lock plate is crisply marked ‘Tower crown V.R 1846’ and small crown over British military broad arrow mark. In all round good condition.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.


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Percussion Pistol by Williams & Powell Liverpool

A 19th Century percussion pocket pistol by Williams & Powell Liverpool c1835, with gilt engraved side plate and 1 ¾” twist off barrel and chequered walnut wood grips.

6” overall and in very good condition with a good strong working action. 

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.


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H. Nock Percussion Pocket Pistol

A c1840 pocket pistol by H. Nock London with 1 5/8” (4.3cm) turn off barrel, London proof marks, walnut slab side wood grips and sliding safety catch.

The lock engraved with the makers name H Knock London.

6” (15.4cm) overall length and with good working action.

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.

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Double Barrel Percussion Pistol by Wilson & co Liverpool

A mid 19th century side by side double barrel percussion pistol.

The 3 ½” sighted barrels signed on the top flat 'Wilson & Co Liverpool' with Birmingham proof stamps to underside, foliage engraved lock, dolphin hammers, captive steel ramrod and chequered walnut wood grips. Pistol has a good working action on both sides, barrel has some wear, pitting and tarnishing, some minor pitting in areas of lock plates. but lock plates mostly in good condition. 8 ½” overall Length. 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.

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Percussion Pocket Pistol by Nock of London
A 19th century pocket pistol by Nock of London, most likely to be Samuel Nock who was the nephew and apprentice of the renowned gun maker and inventor Henry Nock.
The 6” pocket pistol has a good working action holding both half and full cock,pitting to metal parts but totally original. 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.

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Hopkins & Allen 5 Shot XL No 2 Revolver

A very small Hopkins & Allen five shot rimfire revolver with 2 inch (5cm) barrel inscribed 'Hopkins & Allen MFG. Co. Pat. Mar.28.1871. Apr.27.1875 and XL No 2 on the top of the frame.

This nickel plated revolver with rosewood grips and spur trigger is 5 ¾  inches (15cm) overall length and is in excellent condition throughout with a perfect working action. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rimfire revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display.


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6 Shot Pinfire Revolver by Edwin Ladmore c1860

A very small 6 shot 5mm pinfire revolver, with 6cm barrel marked “Edwin Ladmore Hereford”.

Edwin Ladmore was an English gunmaker working from Widemarsh Street, Hereford from1841–1870.

This type of small pistol would have been carried by ladies in their purses for personal protection.

The nickel plated revolver measures just 5 inches (13cm) overall, it has very good working action and is in excellent all-round condition.

NB As an antique, pin fire revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display.

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Allens Patent Bar Hammer Boot Pistol
A good Allens Patent .36cal bar hammer boot pistol c1840-1845 with 3 inch screw off barrel marked PATENTED 1837 CAST-STEEL. The 6inch (15.5cm) pistol with foliate engraved body, walnut grips and percussion bar hammer marked ALLENS PATENT.
Good working action.
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.
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Percussion Police Pistol by W. Parker

An early 19th century .48 percussion police pistol by William Parker c1830 with 4” octagonal  barrel inscribed 'Maker to His Majesty', engraved barrel tang, pierced platinum plug, scroll-engraved lock signed W. Parker, hammer looks to be a replacement, full walnut stock showing some cracks near barrel end, chequered butt, engraved trigger guard with pineapple finial and silver escutcheon engraved “64”

Ramrod looks to be original.

8.5” overall. Good working action and nice aged condition. 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.


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Flintlock Pocket Pistol by Twigg of London
A late18th Century flintlock pistol by the renowned London gun maker JohnTwigg, with a short (approximately 45 bore) twist-off barrel with proof marks, the lockplate with engraved arms and inscribed 'Twigg, London', top sliding safety catch, slab sided walnut grip, 16cms (6 1/4in.) long.
Pistol is in good all round condition and has a good working action.

NB As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display.

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Allen & Thurber Pepperbox Pistol
A rare .30 calibre pepperbox pistol by Allen & Thurber Worcester Massachusetts 1847-1854.
The 19cm pistol has an overall nice plum brown patina with the 8.5cm 6 shot fluted cylinder barrel stamped with the maker details ALLEN & THURBER WORCESTER, PATENTED 1837 CAST STEEL and the bar hammer ALLENS PATENT, foliate engraved decoration and walnut bag shaped butt.
With a good strong, perfect working double-action. 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.
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Ward & Gibbons Flintlock Pistols
A pair of 18th Century flintlock pocket pistols, with approximately 54 bore barrels (one screws off), engraved lockplates inscribed 'Ward & Gibbons, Gainsborough', slab sided walnut grips, 15.5cms (6in.)
Both pistols are in good condition and have good working actions.

NB As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display.

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English 6 Shot Pinfire Revolver

An English 6 shot, 7mm pinfire revolver c1860.

The rifled barrel is 3 ½ inches long with Birmingham proof stamps, octagonal back section and side mounted ejector rod. The cylinder has Birmingham proof marks to each chamber, with side loading gate and grip frame. Spurless hammer and folding trigger. Checkered walnut bag shape grips.

Revolver has a strong flawless double action and is in very good overall condition commensurate with age. 7 ½ inches overall. NB As an antique obsolete calibre pinfire revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display.

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Irish Percussion Travelling Pistol by Walsh

A rare 19th Century Gentleman's, Irish Percussion Travelling Pistol by Walsh of Dublin c1840.

The 34 bore, 4.5 inch (11.5cm) steel barrel with fluted rib engraved ‘Dublin’ and Irish registration D-C 3626, with swivel steel ramrod, foliate engraved cock and back action lock plate inscribed Walsh, walnut stock with chequered grip and hinged steel back strap enclosing compartments for storing ammunition.

The pistol has a good strong, Irish 3 bent action and is in overall very good condition. Measures 9" (23cm) overall. 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.

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19th Century Prussian Horse Pistol

This is a big and heavy 19th century .65 cal, back action percussion cap Prussian horse pistol, the lock plate stamped R.N and fitted with chequered walnut stock and brass furniture.

9 ½ inch (24cm) barrel 

15 ½ inch (38cm) overall

The pistol has a good strong working action and is in very good original condition. 

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.

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Brass Barrelled Flintlock Pistol by Leggett

An 18 bore brass barrelled flintlock pistol by Leggett (James Leggett Wickham market Suffolk gun maker c1800) with walnut stock, brass furniture and with 7.5” (18.5cm) octagonal to turned barrel, overall length 12.5” ( 32.5cm).

In fair and totally original condition with some old damage to woodwork around the lock.NB As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display.

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19th century percussion cap pocket pistol by H Knock, London

A 19th century percussion cap pocket pistol by Henry Knock, London c1840.

The lock engraved with the makers name H Knock London surrounded by flags, 1 5/8" turn off barrel fitted with a plain walnut stock. 6” overall Pistol has a good strong working action. 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

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Forehand & Wadsworth 6 Shot Revolver
A very good Forehand & Wadsworth 6 shot rim fire revolver, top marked "Terror", 2.5" octagonal barrel stamped "Forehand & Wadsworth Worcester Mass PAT,D OCT.22-61-APR.20-75". Serial No12441.
The revolver has a very good crisp working action, half cocking, cocking and rotating the cylinder correctly. The general condition is very good only some very slight loss to finish. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display.
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French Flintlock Cavalry Pistol

A  large .700 caliber 1816 pattern French cavalry flintlock pistol of regulation type. 

The lock is stamped with a crown over P over 35 the walnut stock has brass mounts and trigger guard with various proof stamps.

19.5cm barrel 35cm overall length with associated iron ramrod.

Pistol has a good strong working action and is in overall good condition.

NB As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display.


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A Pair of Antique19th Century Percussion Cap Pocket Pistols

A Pair of 19th Century Percussion Cap Pocket Pistols by Hole of Bristol, each with 1 ¾" (4.3cm) turn-off steel barrel with Birmingham proof marks, signed and foliate engraved box lock, slide safety, concealed trigger, with chequered walnut bag handle grips. 6" (15cm) overall length. 

Both pistols are in very good order with strong working actions.  

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

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Tower Sea Service Navy/Coast Guard Pistol 

An early 19th century .65 caliber Tower Sea Service Navy/Coast Guard percussion pistol, top of barrel stamped with Kings view and proof marks and a later V.R stamp, showing a long history.

 The lock stamped crowned G.R. with tower at the tail, brass furniture, swivel ramrod, the stock with B.O. stamp. 11inches total length with a 6 inch .65 calibre (approx 17 bore) barrel.

Good condition and working order. 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.

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Percussion Cap Belt Pistol by Parkes of London
A 17- Bore boxlock sidehammer percussion belt pistol by Parkes of London, 10in (25.5cm) overall with 5in (13cm).,octaganol damascus twist barrel engraved Parkes London on top flat, engraved brass breech, fixed sights and end bead sight, foliate engraved brass lock, hinged cap trap in buttcap, smooth walnut grip with white metal escutcheon.Pistol is in good condition with a good strong working action.
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.

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Double Barrel Travelling Pistol by Norfolk Bury St Edmunds
A rare double barrel side by side .48cal  percussion cap travelling pistol by Norfolk of Bury St Edmunds. 
With foliage engraved lock, dolphin hammers and the top flat engraved ‘Norfolk Bury St Edmunds’,
captive steel ramrod, chequered walnut wood grips, barrels both marked with Birmingham black powder proof marks and an end bead sight, barrel length 4” Overall length 9” with good a working action on both hammers. 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.
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Irish Double Barrel Travelling Pistol by Henry Allport Cork
A mid 19th century percussion cap side by side double barrel, travelling pistol by Henry Allport Cork.
Henry Allport was registered as a gun maker at 77 Georges Street Cork Ireland between 1820-1850; this pistol dates to around c1845.
This is a rare original, Irish side by side .46cal pistol with 3.5 inch (9cm) barrels, stamped with Birmingham proof marks. Pistol has a good strong working action on both hammers.

Total Length 20cm approx 8”.

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.
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Early-Mid 18th Century English Flintlock Pistol by Richard Welford

 An Early- mid 18th century flintlock pistol by Richard Welford in totally untouched original condition.

The 9inch three stage .60”cal round barrel stamped with two early London proof marks,carved walnut full stock with plate silver mounts and ramrod pipes,lock with now faint maker name “Richard Welford”

All in good original condition, stock is undamaged with no splits or cracks, barrel is pitted, action is still working holding half and full cock. With original ramrod.15 inches long. NB As an antique flintlock pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display.


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A late 18th century flintlock pistol by Knubley, London

This is good quality flintlock pocket pistol by Knubley of London c1890 (Knubley is shown as working in London 1750-1799-maker of Flintlock pistols including Duelling and breech-loading examples).

The boxlock action is signed on the left side by the manufacturer ‘Knbley’ and ‘London’ on the right side. It has undamaged original, plane bag shaped wood grip and a sliding safety catch behind the hammer, 2.5” screw of barrel with clear London proof marks to the underside of the receiver. The pistol has a good working action and is in good condition with just a few light marks and some wear consistent with age. Total length 7”. NB As an antique flintlock weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a private collection or display.


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Forehand & Wadsworth 6 Shot Bulldozer Revolver
A very good Forehand & Wadsworth 6 shot rim fire revolver, top marked "BULLDOZER", 7cm barrel stamped "Forehand & Wadsworth Worcester Mass PAT,D OCT.22-61-APR.20-75". Serial No381.
The revolver has good working action, half cocking, cocking and rotating the cylinder correctly.
The general condition is very good only some very slight loss to finish.
18cm overall.NB As an antique obsolete calibre rim fire revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display.
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THE GUARDIAN & AMERICAN MODEL 1878 POCKET REVOLVER

The Guardian & American Model 1878 7mm, 5 shot pinfire revolver

This is a 6” pocket size nickel plated pistol with 5 shot scroll engraved cylinder marked “The Guardian * American Model 1878” It retains its original undamaged birds head shaped ivory grips.

Revolver has a good working action in both double and single action.

Condition is very good with just some slight loss of plating. Now contained in a later fitted wooden case. 

NB As an antique obsolete calibre pinfire revolver no licence is required to own this pistol in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display.

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