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Cased 80B Webley Wedge Frame Percussion Revolver, c.1855A very good Webley Wedge Frame 80 bore revolver, complete with its original case and most accessories, signed and labeled by the retailer, "Frederick J. Smith & Co. London"
Cosmetically in near excellent condition, this revolver is crisp, retaining much of the original nickel. Typically though, it does have some wear but no pitting. As for the action, this benefits from having strong springs, together with a positive indexing lock-up. Excellent bore and nipples suggest that this pistol has seen little use. All engraving is sharp and the grips are perfect as well.
Remaining with its box and accoutrements, this revolver would be a lovely addition to a Webley collection. Only the case top does have a split, which it may be possible to clamp and repair. Nevertheless, the case is substantially solid with original green baize lined compartments.
A lot of cased revolver at a reasonable price.
Code: 51054Price: 1490.00 GBP
Flintlock RBFor Export
H.Y. Carabiniers' Issue Light Dragoon Flintlock, c.1799Consignment sale: During the Napoleonic Wars the British Army had a regiment of carabiniers as part of the 6th Dragoon Guards. However, at this time the Hampshire Yeomanry cavalry also maintained an elite regiment of carabiniers, recruited from their best horsemen and rifle shots - They became known as the "Carabiniers." This served to distinguish them from the other volunteer yeomanry who amalgamated into what became the Hampshire Yeomanry.
Certainly, in the late Victorian era, when the Hampshire Regiment became part of the British Army, they gave homage to their forebears by adopting the crossed rifles badge and naming themselves, "Carabiniers."
This flintlock pistol, made by Durs Egg, is of the 1799 Light Dragoon pattern and bears this prestigious gunmaker's name engraved on the lock, as well as on the regulation barrel. However, the barrel engraving is now worn, leaving just vestiges apparent, together with the word, "London." The early style rounded lock and cock are original, and the lock retains a robust action. Cosmetically all the ironwork shows signs of pitting, resulting in some loss of detail, as well as signs of earlier cleaning and rubbing to the stock, which features an apron on the barrel tang. The ramrod is a quality old replacement. Nevertheless, the pistol stands as a solid example of a French Revolutionary Wars flintlock, in service with a highly regarded yeomanry regiment of mounted riflemen.
A good looking flintlock pistol by a renowned gunmaker, clearly stamped to the trigger guard, "H.Y." with a surmounted "C" as well as troop details of "A" and rack number "41." Well worthy of further research.
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Code: 51051Price: 995.00 GBP
Colt .31 Pocket Revolver, c.1856An 1849 .31 Colt Pocket revolver, dating to 1856. With a full set of matching serial numbers, this revolver has seen a lot of use resulting in a loss of original finish, yet, remaining in good working order with a solid action, good nipples, decent cylinder scene and sharp address. Grips are original but with losses to the wood around both toes.
Over all, this revolver is better than the price suggests.
Barrel length = 4 inches
Overall length = 8½ inches
Code: 51052Price: 750.00 GBP
Sword RBFor Export
Hull River Police Percussion Pistol, c.1840A rare percussion pistol used by the Hull River Police, c.1840. As with so many constabulary pistols, these were made to be utilitarian arms, designed to meet the needs of the organisation and built to a price. Typically, they were not attractive pistols and many were unattributed to the gunmaker - likely through considered choice.
The location of Hull has for centuries encouraged its growth as a port, leading to the development of its waterways, surrounding roads and later to the creation of a railway network. With each step, these improvements brought with them prosperity to the region as well as attracting those intent on benefitting through crime. This in turn led to the establishment of a variety of law enforcement bodies, both private and crown agents. In turn, this led to the establishment of the Hull River Police.
This Birmingham proofed pistol has served around the Hull estuary and has its barrel clearly marked, "Hull River Police - Dock Watch." it is additional marked on the butt cap, "G3," which maybe a rack number associated with Grimsby Dock? In any event, the pistol is in full working order with a strong action, with its furniture showing the bruises and scars of active service, together with a working-life repair to right of the barrel tang.
An original and historically early new police pistol.
Barrel length = 7 ½ inches
Overall length = 13 inches
Code: 50986Price: 875.00 GBP
Colt M1851 Navy .36 Percussion Revolver, c.1852 A very good and early .36 Colt Navy M1851 cap 'n' ball revolver, which was made in 1852. It is serially numbered 16000, making it of additional interest to enthusiasts, plus it has matching numbers throughout, including the wedge. Furthermore, whilst much of the naval ship scene is still clear, the early cylinder was never marked with the legend,"ENGAGED 16 MAY 1843."
A crisp and well preserved Colt revolver remaining mechanically solid with a strong working action, all indexing correctly and benefitting from a good bore and chambers. Even the cylinder safety pins and nipples are very good.
Overall, this Colt Navy is a very decent example of what was a used, but expertly maintained revolver. Now exhibiting some light pitting on the barrel but generally a sharp, untouched and nicely aged revolver, with some original blue in sheltered areas and silver to the back strap and trigger guard.
All in all, a really nice and early Colt Navy.
Barrel length = 7.5 inches
Overall length = 13 inches
Code: 51049Price: 1850.00 GBP
Ottoman Empire Kabur Flintlock Pistol, c.1800Consignment sale: A good Ottoman Empire kabur flintlock, dating to c.1800. This pistol is well made with traditional Zulfikar decoration, carved wood and etched ironwork. Plus, a superb long-eared butt pommel and attractive cast decoration.
Fully functioning, the lock retains a strong mainspring and the cock holds at both half and full-cock. Overall a sleepy pistol with the ironwork exhibiting faded geometric etched decoration, in generally untouched condition, plus a good dark age patina and traditional faux ramrod.
Barrel length = 11 inches
Overall length = 17 inches
Code: 51048Price: 395.00 GBP
16 Bore Constabulary Pattern Overcoat Pistol, c.1820A London proofed pistol of constabulary pattern, identical to the flintlocks issued to Bow Street detectives, c.1820.
Constabulary pistols were often built to a price - Devoid of the frippery of other commercial models, these pistols were nevertheless quality arms but with a basic, no-nonsense, industrial finish. To this end the gunmaker has still used a Damascus twist barrel but the lock is plain and unsigned. It is however loaded with the kind of features associated with the best pistols of the day: A semi-waterproof pan; reinforced cock; bolted lock; a roller frizzen and a captive ramrod.
Designed to be carried in an overcoat pocket, this 16 bore (.65" calibre) man-stopper would have been a top choice for the authority who requested it.
Presented in full working order, the lock is strong with good springs throughout. The walnut stock is also free from repair, just with some minor knocks and service wear. Signs of age wear, frosting to iron parts and light pitting.
Overall, an original constabulary pattern flintlock in sleepy condition.
Remington New Police .36 Percussion Revolver, c.1863A scarce early Remington New Model Police revolver, c.1863, presented in good condition with sharp profiles. Having just a 5-shot capacity, these midsize revolvers with their .36" calibre cylinder and reduced weight, became popular belt carry weapons. With most being converted to cartridge firing, this first percussion version makes this revolver a rare find.
Offered in full working order, this example shows signs of carry but it remains a well cared for revolver - probably having been professionally maintained. The ironwork has been reduced to a dark age patina, with thin traces of original blue finish remaining. All the barrel address details are all clear, being straight and in cosmetically untouched condition with good traces of silver plating. Grips, screw heads, nipples and bore are all tidy.
A scarce and desirable police model revolver for the collector.
Barrel length = 4½ inches
Overall length = 9½ inches
Code: 51046Price: 1275.00 GBP
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