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A good .650 Customs/Coastguards percussion pistol with swivel ram rod. The metalwork is to a dark patina with no pitting. There is an arsenal repair to the wood under the lock and the wood has been cleaned but the Board of Ordnance and storekeeper’s marks are still visible. The lock is marked VR Tower 1849 and there is a belt hook to the left hand side of the pistol. Very good working order and condition.
Stock No. 4939
A pair of fine manstopper 26 bore percussion belt pistols by Boston, Wakefield. They have concealed triggers and very nice engraving to action and hammers. They have captive rammers and belt hooks to the left hand side. The metal work is to a bright finish and they have very finely chequered undamaged wood butts retaining original varnish and vacant escutcheons. Overall length 9in. Barrels 4½in. Very good working order and condition.
Stock No. 4896
A good Wesson and Levitt .40 Dragoon percussion revolver made circa 1851. The barrel and cylinder are to a dark patina. The bore has strong rifling and there are one or two knocks to the wood. There is some original nickel remaining to the trigger guard and the nickel to the action body is faded. Barrel length 7¼in. Overall length 15in. Very good working order and good condition. N.B. Only 800 of these guns were made and this is a rare survivor in good condition.
Stock No. 4897
A very clean 16 bore Queen Anne cannon barrelled flintlock pistol by Buckmaster circa 1730, London prooved. The metalwork is to a smooth, grey patina with virtually no pitting. The trigger guard and butt cap are engraved brass. The stock has a very old repair to the butt, probably contemporary to the age of the pistol. This is a really nice clean early example of a Queen Anne pistol. Good working order and good condition. Barrel length 6in. Overall length 10½in.
Stock No. 4867
A very fine pair of percussion target pistols by by Auguste Francotte, Liege and made for J. Canedo, Buenos Aires. These target pistols are of the finest quality and retain much original finish to the metalwork, the barrels have possibly been re-blued. They have very finely chequered wooden stocks with one or two minor marks. They have good 7 grooved bores and have adjustable rear sights. Very good working order and fine condition. Barrels length 10½in. Overall lengths 17½in.
Stock No. 4870
A 28 bore all steel flintlock belt pistol by Blissett. The gun has a belt hook to the left hand side. The metalwork is to a grey patina with one or two small knocks and some areas of light pitting. Overall length 13in. Barrel length 8in. Good working order and fair condition.
Stock No. 4856
A brass barrelled flintlock blunderbuss pistol by Moore. Very clean barrel with proof marks to the underside of the barrel. The brass furniture is in very good condition with the steel parts to a clean, dark patina. The pistol has a roller frizzen. The horn tipped ramrod is possibly a replacement. Very good working order and condition. Barrel length 6in. Overall length 11in.
Stock No. 4787
A good Volunteer 15 bore Light Dragoon flintlock pistol circa 1785 by Richardson. The pistol has brass furniture and the steel parts are to a dark, smooth patina. It has nice, clean wood, again to a pleasing smooth patina. There is the usual small crack from the rear sideplate screw up to the barrel. The ramrod has been replaced. Good working order and condition.
Stock No. PR42
A good Tower Issue Light Dragoon flintlock pistol circa 1780 and marked Tower and Crown GR to lock and with proof marks to top of the barrel. The metal work is to a polished finish with traces of light pitting in places. The brass butt cap, trigger guard and side plate are to the regulation pattern. There is a repair to the wood below the lock but it has been well executed, otherwise with a good patina to the wood. The ram rod is probably a replacement. Good working order and condition.
Stock No. 4826
A good, early circa 1730 22 bore silver mounted turnoff pistol by Gandon. The metal is to a nice even dark patina. It has a silver side plate, escutcheon and grotesque butt cap. It has a rolled trigger guard and very nice, clean wood with a smooth patina. Barrel length 5¼in. Overall 11¼in.
Stock No. 4824
A double barrelled 25 bore back action lock percussion pistol by Rigby. The pistol has double platinum lines to the breech with platinum vents. There is a little pitting to the barrels and the steel parts have some wear and pitting. The wood is good with fine chequering to the stock. There are a few small knocks to the fore end and a small split from one escutcheon. The back strap is inscribed "Capt. Ward, X Hussars" Barrel length 4in. Overall 10in. Good working order and fair condition.
Stock No. 4788
A very good 32 bore Officers/target pistol by D. Egg. It has a good heavy barrel with captive rammer. The pistol has a butt trap, set trigger and double platinum lined breech with platinum plug. There is some original brown to the barrel and one small patch of light pitting. It has very good wood, retaining much original varnish, the other metal work is to a dark patina. Also it has a silver escutcheon and fore-end cap. Barrel length 8in. Overall length 13in.
Stock No. 4679
A 26 bore double barrelled pistol, un-named. It has Damascus barrels, a captive rammer and back action locks. It has a sprung bayonet to the top of the barrels and has good wood retaining some original varnish with minor knocks. Good working order and condition Barrels 6Â½in. in length Overall length 12in.
Stock No. 4693
A 54 bore double barrelled side by side boxlock flintlock pistol by J. & W. Richards. The gun has a sliding trigger guard safety, and a single cock with sliding cover to pan. It is London prooved and has very sharp metal to a grey finish. The pistol has a silver butt cap with hall marks for 1812 and silver maker's mark of William Freeth. (J. & W. Richards are recorded working at Staining Lane between 1808 and 1810) Very good working order and condition. Barrel group 4in. Overall length 10½in.
Stock No. 4684
A good 11 bore flintlock officer's pistol by Mortimer. The pistol has an octagonal Damascus barrel that has been re-browned and nice clean wood with one or two minor knocks. There is a very small split between the lock retaining screw and the barrel on the left hand side. It has very light pepper pitting to trigger guard and a roller frizzen. Barrel length 9in. Overall length 15in. Very good working order and condition.
Stock No. 4676
A very good New Land flintlock service pistol dated 1800. The gun is marked Crown GR and Tower to lock and retains 10-15% original finish to barrel. It has good, un-scrubbed wood with minor storage knocks. There is an almost invisible repaired crack to the underside of the fore end where the ram rod enters the stock. The gun appears to be basically un-issued.
Stock No. 4424
A very fine pair of 16 bore "manstopper" overcoat percussion pistols by Fyfe of Greenock. This is a very crisp and sharp pair of pistols. The metal is to a dark patina and there are traces of case colour to the action and hammers. They have very good slab sided butts with a few minor knocks. Overall length 9½in. Barrel length 3¾in.
Stock No. 4555
A very fine New Land pattern flintlock service pistol in un-issued condition. The barrel retains nearly all its original brown and there is a crown GR and Tower to the lock. The gun has very fine unscrubbed wood dated 1800. There is a very old, small chip below the lock and an almost invisible repaired crack to the fore-end where the ramrod enters the wood. The gun has the usual minor storage knocks. Very good working order and fine condition.
Stock No. 4423
A Scandinavian military 13 bore percussion pistol converted from flintlock. This gun has, unusually, British proof marks. The metal is to a dark patina and there is a repaired crack on the right hand side of the fore-end above the lock and the usual crack on the left hand side from the rear screw to barrel. Good working order. Barrel length 8in. Overall 14in.
Stock No. 4375
A very good Crown VR 1858 Tower percussion rifled .577 Lancer pistol. The gun has very good wood with the usual issue knocks and scratches. There is a small loss to the rear of the lock. The backstrap to grip is cut for a shoulder stock and is marked AWEYC16. The metalwork is to a dark patina with one or two very small patches of pitting. Fair rifling to bore.
Stock No. 4299
A very fine Heavy Dragoon flintlock pistol by Abbey in sleepy condition. Storekeeper's marks to side of trigger guard and to ramrod channel and what appears to be the original ramrod. The pistol has very good wood to stock with a small sliver loss to right hand side of fore-end. (Very old loss) The stock is marked "1780". The pistol has fine brass furniture with no damage and the rest of the metal work is to a dark patina. A very fine example of a rare pistol.
Stock No. 4334
A very rare and massive over-under 28 bore flintlock boxlock tap action pistol by NOCK. Barrel group length 7in. Overall length 14½in. This pistol was possibly made for a shop display as it is very unusual to find one of this size. Very good working order and condition.
Stock No. 4331
A very early naval flintlock pistol circa 1730 by David Collumbell. The pistol has all the features of an early sea service pistol: wavy sideplate, belt hook, large lobed brass buttcap, plain ram rod pipe, pointed trigger guard finial, barrel tang screw fixed through to the trigger guard, single screw on lock tail, shallow unbridled pan, trefoil frizzen spring finial, ridge on frizzen arm and swamped barrel.Overall length 14in. barrel length 8in. The gun is in very good working order and condition, with good wood. (David Collumbell apprentice to Gerrett Johnson in 1712. Gunmaker, King Street, Westminster. Allowed to prove guns by Gun Makers Company 1730. Allowed to bind apprentices in Gun Makers Company 1734-56. Parliament Street, Westminster, 1763. Gunmaker to Ordnance 1756. East India Company 1761)
Stock No. 4190
A pair of fine 17 bore back action lock-off pistols with swivel ramrods by NOCK retaining most original finish and varnish to wood. A few minor handling knocks to wood and small loss of finish to one trigger guard.
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Stock No. 3089