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An 18 bore French officer's flintlock pistol circa 1800. This gun appears totally untouched. It has a brass, slightly swamped, barrel, brass trigger guard and butt cap and, unusually, the lock plate is also brass. The brass appears never to have been cleaned and is to a dark, almost black, patina. It retains its original ramrod and belt hook to left hand side. The few steel parts are to a dark patina and the stock is untouched. There is a small loss of wood to the tail of the lock and a small crack ½in. long under the tail of the lock. The stock is inlaid with silver wire wriggle work down the back of the butt, round the lock and also on the left hand side. The silver has gone black with age. It is very unusual to find a pistol that appears never to have been cleaned. Barrel length 7¼in. Overall 12in.
Stock No. 4722
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 late Queen Anne 38 bore rifled turnoff canon barrelled flintlock pistol by Adams with silver hall marks for 1777 to grotesque butt cap. The pistol has Tower proof marks and silver wire inlay to butt with a few losses. The metal work is to a dark patina. Barrel length 4½in. Overall Length 10½in. Good working order and condition.
Stock No. 4681
A fine 22 bore flintlock holster pistol by Hadley, circa 1740. The pistol has good clean metal, brass trigger guard and grotesque butt cap. It has a stand of arms brass sideplate and a brass escutcheon. The pistol has a swamped barrel and very good wood and the steel parts are to a grey patina. Barrel length 8in. Overall 13in. Very good working order and condition.
Stock No. 4673
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 15 bore percussion back action lock officer's pistol by Hiatt. The metalwork is to a grey patina and the wood is good with small knocks. The octagonal damascus barrel is showing some pepper pitting under refinish. Barrel length 7in. Overall length 13in. Good working order and fair condition.
Stock No. 4677
A very rare Board of Ordnance Contract of 1813 military flintlock
pistol. These pistols were manufactured in very small quantities and most
were supplied to Indians along the Canadian border to fight the Americans.
This one was supplied by Morris H.M. & Co. who supplied between 200 and
300 guns. This is a very rare survivor and is in very good condition - a
must-have for the collector of British Military pistols. Comes complete
with associated articles and a letter from de Witt Bailey.
Stock No. 4642
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 20 bore manstopper overcoat pistol by Hetherinton of Nottingham. The pistol has very good clean wood with a silver escutcheon to butt. The metal work is very clean and sharp with brown to the barrel. Very good working order and condition. Overall length 8in. Barrel length 3in.
Stock No. 4571
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 Model 1822 French military percussion pistol. This gun has nice marking to the wood and is dated 1846 to left side of butt. There is some light pitting round the nipple and the steel is to a grey patina. The hammer screw is missing. Good working order and fair condition.
Stock No. 4528
A 22 bore turnoff Queen Anne flintlock pistol, circa 1750, by Barbar. The pistol has a grotesque silver butt cap and pierced silver side plates. The wood is good with one or two minor knocks. It has nice clean metal which is to a dark patina. The canon barrel is frozen. Good working order and condition. Overall length: 11in. Barrel length: 6in.
Stock No. 4501
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.
Stock No. 3089