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Officer's Antique Percussion Pistol

A 19th Century Percussion Cap Officer`s Pistol by Andrews, the 8.5" (22cm) sighted browned steel barrel engraved PALL MALL, LONDON to the top flat, with platinum plug, foliate engraved barrel tang and signed lock plate, with slide safety, walnut stock with horn fore-end tip, browned steel ramrod pipe, trigger guard and butt plate with hinged cap box, chequered grip and steel swivel ramrod.

14.5" (37cm) overall length

In untouched excellent condition.

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Double Barrel Belt Pistol by G & J Deane

A 19th Century Over and Under Double Barrel Belt Pistol by G & J Deane, London Bridge, the 12cm blued steel sighted barrels with London proof marks, foliate engraved rounded action and signed barrel tang, platinum plugs, the under-barrel rib housing the steel swivel ramrod with foliate engraved stirrup, finely chequered walnut butt, the pommel set with a hinged cap box.The left hand side of the pistol is fitted with a belt hook, a fairly certain indication that the weapon was intended for use by an officer of the Army or Navy, who expected to see active service.

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A Pair of Percussion Cap Pocket Pistols by Bass of London

A pair of 19th century percussion cap pocket pistols by Bass of London, each with 4cm turn-off steel barrel with Birmingham proof marks, the brass box lock engraved with martial trophies enclosing BASS, LONDON, with concealed trigger and walnut slab butt, one numbered 9, the other 10.

Very good condition

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English double barrel percussion pistol

A rare English double barrel side by side percussion cap travelling pistol.

With foliage engraved lock, dolphin hammers, double Safety catches,
captive steel  ramrod, nice chequered walnut wood grips, pommel set with hinged cap box, barrels both marked with Birmingham proofs and an end bead sight.

Barrel length 3.5”

Overall length 8 ¼ “

Strong smooth action on both hammers.

In good condition.

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Manstopper Pocket Pistol

A rare large .65" musket bore percussion cap box - lock pocket pistol by Hanson of Doncaster.

With turn-off sighted barrel engraved around the muzzle and signed ‘Hanson  Doncaster’ along the top flat, foliage scroll engraved breech, action and trigger-guard, finely chequered wood butt with fluted rounded pommel.

Approx 18cm overall with a 9cm barrel  

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

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Antique Pistol by Cartmel of Doncaster

A nice condition pocket pistol by Thomas Cartmel of Doncaster c1820, with screw off barrel, slab sided wooden grips and top sliding safety catch. The pistol has a strong crisp action and holds full and half cock with no issues whatsoever.

6 ¼ “ (16 cm) overall length.

This is a good English flintlock pocket pistol with no issues.

Thomas Cartmell was a Doncaster based Gunsmith with premises at the High Street, Doncaster, between 1817-1827

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Antique English Bag Handle Percussion Pocket Pistol c1840

English bag handle Pocket pistol with Birmingham proof marks to the barrel, walnut bag handle grips, white metal escutcheon,all in very good condition with a nice smooth strong action holding half and full cock. 7" (18cm) 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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Dragoon Flintlock Pistol

A very good example of a Light Dragoon flintlock holster pistol c1785 by Tower London, 15.5” (39cm).

The 9“(23cm) barrel is tower proved and marked 5 L.D.

Border engraved lock with crowned “G.R” and tower across the tail.

Full-stocked with regulation brass mounts and brass tipped wooden ramrod. 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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Manstopper .65 Percussion Overcoat Pistol

This is a large .65” cal manstopper overcoat pistol by Akrill of Beverley. Akrill is listed as starting in Beverley in 1833  and at 25 Blackfriargate from 1847 to 1851. The 9 ¾” boxlock pistol showing a nice patina throughout, good wood slab sided butts with just a few minor knocks, the 4in screw  barrel with Birmingham proof marks, signed "Akrill Beverley" to the tang. Very strong action with a thick heavy hammer. 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 Beckwith of London

An Early 19th Century Percussion Pocket Pistol by Beckwith of London. (W. A. Beckwith was a gun maker and retailer in London from 1800 to 1835). The 6” (15.5cm) pistol is in excellent condition with a good strong action, the 1 ¾ “ (4.5cm) barrel is engraved to the tip and stamped with Birmingham proof marks, the top strap is inscribed, “Beckwith London”, and the concealed trigger, dolphin hammer lock engraved with foliate scrolls. The pistol comes in an associated fitted mahogany case containing a small 19th century Dixon & Son brass powder flask, a bullet mould and a nipple screw, the case is 10” (24.7cm) wide overall .

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Smith & Wesson Model 2 Old Army Revolver
This is a rare American civil war period Smith & Wesson model 2 revolver also known as the Smith & Wesson “old army” revolver. Smith & Wesson first started production of the .32 caliber, Six Shot, Single Action Rimfire model 2 revolver from 1861 and up until 1874, producing 77,155 pieces. Civil War production serial numbers ran from 1 to aproxametley 42,000. This one is Serial Number 24082 which puts it in the civil war period of 1861 1864.The 15.5cm octagonal steel barrel is stamped SMITH & WESSON, SPRINGFIELD, MASS., the cylinder stamped PATENTED APRIL 3 1855, JULY 5 1859 & DEC. 18 1860, with tip-up frame for loading, sheath trigger and walnut grip scales, the steel backstrap numbered 24084. The action is very good and indexes perfectly, the barrel rifling is clean and bright with no damage. Brown patination to metalwork. Small areas of bruising to each side of the tip-up frame and barrel extremities some slight play to the tip- up hinge. 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.

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A Brace of Heavy Dragoon Antique Flintlock Pistols, by Woolley Sargant & Fairfax

A very nice condition brace of 1796 pattern heavy dragoon flintlock pistols, by Woolley Sargant & Fairfax.15.5” (39cm) overall, each with a 9” (22.5 cm) barrel stamped with Birmingham proof marks, the lock engraved with the maker's name and “WARRANTED" on the tail, the brass trigger guards are numbered respectively 9 and 10, full walnut stock with brass ramrod pipe, steel ramrod.

Number 10 has an old repair to the forend stock.

A good untouched pair of early 19th century pistols with strong working actions and nice patina throughout. 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 Allens Patent Boot Pistol
This is the rare 6 inch barrel Allens Patent Boot Pistol, with .35 cal bore half octagonal barrel. Rounded body with floral engraving. Central transitional style percussion hammer marked “Allens Patent”. Steel trigger and grip frame. Polished bag shape slab grips. Overall length is 9.5” (25cm)
Pistol has a good strong fully functioning double action. Missing trigger guard. 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 Percussion Pocket Pistol by H.W Mortimer

This is a 6” side hammer percussion pocket pistol with lock sighed H.W. Mortimer London, 1 ¾ barrel and nice chequered walnut bag shaped grips. Metalwork showing some pitting to parts of lock and barrel. Pistol has a good strong working action holding full and half cock. 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 Irish Overcoat Pistol by W Cole of Belfast

Early 19th century 28 bore flintlock overcoat pistol by the Belfast gun maker William Cole.

William Cole was registered as a gun and pistol manufacturer at Ann Street, Antrim, Belfast from 1811-1818, this pistol dates to around this period.

The 9” (23cm) full wood stocked pistol with 3 ¾ “ (9.5cm) barrel  engraved to the top flat ‘BELFAST’ and lock marked ‘W COLE’ with a good strong action holding full and half cock. 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 English Pocket Pistol
A 19th century English percussion cap pocket pistol with 2.9” (7.5cm) screw off barrel showing Birmingham proof marks, slab wood grips with diamond shaped vacant escutcheon.
Pistol has a good strong action holding full and half cock with no issues.
Some damage to wood on left side of grips. 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.
Overall length 7” (18cm). 

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Double Barrel Travelling Pistol by Powell
A rare English double barrel side by side percussion cap travelling pistol by G. Powell of Portsmouth
With foliage engraved lock, dolphin hammers and the top flat engraved ‘G Powell Portsmouth’,
captive steel ramrod, nice chequered walnut wood grips, pommel set with hinged cap box, barrels both marked with London black powder proof marks and an end bead sight.
Barrel length 4” Overall length 9“ with a strong smooth action on both hammers.
In 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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Belgian Six Shot Pinfire Revolver
A 19th century (c1860) Belgian six shot double action 9mm revolver, with 14cm sighted octagonal steel barrel, the cylinder with Liege proof marks, hinged loading gate, side rammer, the frame numbered 6413, walnut butt with steel lanyard ring, with a good flawless working action.
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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19th Century Ladies Double Barrel Purse pistol
A mid to late 19th century, very small double barrel ladies pinfire purse pistol measuring just 6” overall, with 2 ¾ inch side by side barrels and top rib with gilt maker’s name and floral decoration. Plated steel body with scroll engraved panels.Top central hammers. Under lever barrel opening and drop down triggers. Polished bag shape grip.

Has a good strong and perfect working action on both hammers and triggers.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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Webley RIC .442 Revolver

This is a late 1870s Webley R.I.C No1second pattern .442 centerfire revolver retailed by J W Rosier.
James Watson Rosier was an established gun smith working form 66 Elizabeth Street Melbourne Australia from 1871-1888. During the hunt for Ned Kelly and the Kelly gang (1878-1880) Rosier supplied the Victoria Police with Webley R.I.C revolvers.
This is a rare and historic obsolete calibre (.442) revolver, stamped by the manufacturer ‘Webleys R.I.C No1 .442 CF’ and also the retailer ‘J W Rosier 66 Elizabeth Street Melbourne’. In very good overall condition with a good strong double action, checkered walnut grips stamped with the number 30, all metal parts are good with a nice gray/brown patina. NB As an antique obsolete calibre centerfire 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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Flintlock Pocket Pistol by Henry Nock

A good brass bodied flintlock pocket pistol by the renowned London gun maker Henry Nock, c1800.

Pistol has a drop down trigger with a good working action and cocks and dry fires perfectly.

The lock plate is signed ‘H Nock’ to the left side and ‘London’ to the right side.

The pistol’s slab sided wood grip is undamaged; underside of the brass frame has London black powder proof marks.The pistol has a total length of 6” (15cm) with a 1 ½ “  (4cm) screw off barrel.

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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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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Dutch 1873 9.4mm Service Revolver
A large frame old model 1873 Dutch service 9.4mm revolver, manufactured by Werkplaatsen voor Draagbare Wapenen in Hembrug, as indicated by markings on the right side of the frame, "W.D.W".
Metal parts showing a nice purple/ brown patina, with some areas of original blueing still remaining.
All matching numbers including the cylinder, good flawless action and generally in all-round very good condition.
W.D.W manufactured the M1873 revolver between 1897 and 1898 producing just 728 pieces.
Besides being used by the Dutch military the M1873 was widely used by the Dutch Resistance during the Nazi occupation of world war two.
NB 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.
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Tower Sea Service, Percussion Belt Pistol

This is an original Victorian, English 1844 dated, Tower sea service 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 wood is a nice deep brown with brass furniture. The brass butt plate is fitted with a lanyard ring and marked with a rack number ‘12’ which indicates the pistol was once part of a ships armoury. The lock plate is crisply marked ‘Tower crown V.R 1844’ and small crown over British military broad arrow mark. All metal work and wood work are generally good with just minor bumps and burses consistent with age and some service wear to the woodwork on the left side of the stock under the belt hook where it would have rubbed against the wearer’s belt. The pistol has a good strong, crisp 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

Converted from flintlock with foliage engraved stepped lock with the maker name W. Parker.

The octagonal .56cal, 4 ½ inch steel barrel marked ‘Holborn’ and ‘Police Office Lambeth’, walnut full stock, flat-sided butt, brass mounts and original horn tipped ramrod.

The 8 ½ inch pistol has a good strong working action and is in very good overall condition considering age. 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 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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