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.44 Remington New Model Army Percussion Revolver, c.1863Consignment Sale: A good Remington .44 New Model Army revolver, with martial inspection stamp to the butt. The revolver is in full working order with a positive action, whilst cosmetically the ironwork has generally sharp profiles and brown age patina, with bluing evident in sheltered areas.
Overall, a decent original example.
Code: 51120Price: 1650.00 GBP
The Kempton Park Arms Fair @ BisleyKempton Park Arms Fair Comes To Bisley. Now in its third year, the ever-popular Kempton Park Classic Arms Fair is teaming up with the NSRA and coming to Bisley on Sunday 23 August. Over 100 traders are expected and PUBLIC ADMISSION IS FREE. I hope to see many of you there.
Code: 51119Price: On Request
Anti-Garrotte Belt Gun, c.1860A curious and rare, unnamed muzzle loading belt gun designed during the London Garrotting Panic of the 1860s. With newspapers articles telling of the Garrotting Gang, mercilessly attacking victims from behind, Londoners were gripped by fear. Their panic resulted in various devices, such as protective neck collars, becoming commercially available. However, one of the most effective items must have been Ball's Patent anti-garrotte belt gun.
As with the Ball's pistol, this belt gun was worn around the waist, resting in the small of the back. Fired by the pull of a string, the gun would have been devastating at close range, discharging from its short barrel, directly into the groin of the assailant.
Presented in full working order, this profusely decorated version of an anti-garrotte gun is complete with its original leather belt, which remains supple. A rare survivor from a violent time in the history of London.
UPDATE - Dear Collectors & Colleagues,
As life is beginning to return to our new normal, we are working with customers to resume business as best we can. We will endeavour to process all orders quickly but some delay in delivery is still likely.
We are looking forward to seeing our customers at the forthcoming Kempton Park Arms Fair, 19th July 2020.
We remind everyone that this will pass and wish you all well.
Ziggy M. Wesolowski
Code: 51115Price: On Request
WD Issue Beaumont Adams Percussion Revolver c.1855A genuine War Department contract 54 bore Beaumont Adams percussion revolver, with the top strap engraved, "London Armoury" (inscription visible but rubbed and worn).
With its original finish faded to a grey-brown patina, this Beaumont Adams revolver has crisp WD and broad arrow marks but has seen extensive military service. It nevertheless remains in working order but does exhibit some worn nipples.
Curiously, this pistol has some unusual decoration to the butt beneath the lanyard hole, where several circular indents have been carved. Two of them (or perhaps all of them at some point) had been set with glass "jewels". Whilst the exact purpose of this decorative embellishment is not known, it might lead to interesting speculation.
Certainly, it is uncommon to find any British martially marked revolvers from this period, as officers were expected to purchase their own. However, it was the NCO's that were issued with these, brought in for the Crimean War.
Overall, a very interesting martially marked British Army revolver.
Barrel length = 6 inches
Overall length = 12˝ inches
Modelé An IX Maubeuge French Gendarmerie Pistol, c.1810Consignment Sale: A rare .60 calibre Modelé An IX Marechausee flintlock pistol in untouched condition, made c.1810 at the government arsenal in Maubeuge. Intended for Gendarmerie issue, the pistol features a rounded profile to prevent snagging in the pocket or cape. All iron parts are darkly patinated and the lock still bears the etched arsenal name. Several official inspection stamps are evident, as are the inscribed initial "E.B."
Showing some signs of service wear, the flintlock is nevertheless in good sleepy condition, with dark age patina to the ironwork. The lock features a fully functioning lock and the pistol retains its original ramrod.
Overall, a rare example to find in untouched, collector condition.
Code: 51113Price: 695.00 GBP
Unsigned Officer's Percussion PistolA plain percussion pistol, possibly of a continental military pattern with a large bore and three quarter stocked furniture, complete with what appears to be its original ramrod and small butt pommel.
Offered in working order, this pistol has a good action and cosmetically, a pleasant dark patina with even dimpling to the iron surfaces.
An original pistol in untouched condition.
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Code: 51112Price: 320.00 GBP
Colt M1877 Thunderer .41 Revolver, c.1891Consignment Sale: A good nickel Colt Model 1877 Thunderer revolver, chambered for the obsolete .41 cartridge. This revolver is in good working order and cosmetic condition, retaining much of its original plated finish, with the rest being to a grey patina.
According to Colt archives, this revolver dates to 1891. It has matching numbers as well as sharp profiles, good screw heads, and undamaged grips. Generally, this Thunderer is a decent example in good cosmetic condition.
Barrel length = 6 inches
Unissued - British Army Despatch Riders PVC JerkinUnworn and in mint condition, this army jerkin is perfect for the reenactor. Dated 1959, this PVC jerkin is easy to keep clean.
No rips, tears or other damage - Ideal for a military motorcyclist.
Civil War Issue Colt M1860 Percussion Revolver, c.1863Consignment Sale: A good looking .44 Colt Model 1860 cavalry issue percussion revolver, retaining a detailed cylinder scene and all matching serial numbers dating it to 1863.
This martially marked revolver shows a partial inspector's cartouche to the right grip, as well as 3 additional notches. All other marking is crisp and clear, including the barrel address and cylinder engraving. Overall the ironwork has a dark patina and the revolver benefits from having good screw heads.
A decent example at a reasonable price.
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