Firearms
Flintlock Pistols | Flintlock Longarms | Wheelock Pistols | Wheelock Longarms |Percussion Pistols | Percussion Longarms
Percussion Pistols
Click on image for a larger view.

AN EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY (EXHIBITION TYPE) CASED PAIR OF FRENCH EBONY STOCKED PERCUSSION DUELLING PISTOLS, BY "ZAOUE OF MARSEILLE", ca. 1850: In overall excellent condition. Octagonal, rifled, .45 caliber, 9 3/4", key-fastened, deeply fluted, partly octagonal, swamped, fluted, deeply blued, (99%+) steel barrels with choice surfaces, gold accented edges and their original blade-type fore-sights. Deeply chiseled and Casehardened, Patent-types breeches with notched rear sights and respectively numbered "1" & "2", in Gold. Relief carved and finely contoured Ebony halfstocks with extensive, floral-vine-scroll carvings and deeply fluted grips of classic mid-19th Century French form. Finely Scroll engraved, sidelock percussion mechanisms with their original, matching etched hammers, finely engraved stepped lockplates; and complete with their original components. Signed with gold damascened "Zaoue a Marseille" maker's signatures for F. Zaoue of Marseille, France, who worked at Place Royale 1845-1855 (Please see E. Heer's: "Der Neue Stockel", vol. 2, pg. 1429). In mechanically functional order with excellent timing, strong mainsprings, 99%+ finish. Virtually no wear or discoloration-- possibly un-used. The barrels with 99% high-density deep blued finish and all of their gold accents, on the edges and muzzles. Patent-type casehardened (99%+) breeches and barrel tangs with much finish and sharp scroll engraving and excellent bores with deep rifling. The stocks with very fine quality relief carvings, 99%+ finish and tight hairlines, on one pistol. Deeply Scroll-engraved and chiseled, full steel mounts of classic mid-19th Century "Parisian" design. The trigger-guards with nicely stepped bows, scroll engraved surfaces and long rear finger-spurs. Etched barrel-key escutcheons and chiseled & stepped pommel-type, scroll engraved butt-caps with turned finials. The mounts with excellent contours and engravings without evident signs of use or wear. In overall excellent untouched condition, with choice metal and Ebony surfaces. Overall length, 16". Housed in their original, silver-wire accented, "French-fitted," Ebony veneered Case with its original Blue velvet liner with Gold-impressed Maker's "Label". Very Fine interior with sound partitions, minor age-stains & fraying. Some expected wear and complete with all its original Ebony, Horn & Steel accessories, including the scissors-type bullet mold with sprue-cutter, the original faceted-sided Ebony handle screwdriver, a matching Ebony ball-mallet, two Ebony cleaning/ramrods, an Ebony Percussion cap-tin, two steel jags and its mounted Horn powder flask with blued spring-cut-off and adjustable powder-charger. The bottom right corner of the case with its original blue velvet compartment-lid which contains several lead balls, patches and a key to the case's lock (lock defective). The interior with some light wear/scuffing, several old moth holes, patches of discoloration/age-staining and expected fading. The lid-liner with its original Gold-impressed "ZOAUE/FCANT D'ARMES BREVETE/ENTREPOT/ A MARSEILLE" maker's "Trade label"; and the exterior top of the lid with its vacant Silver shield-type escutcheon-plate. Very fine exterior with 90% finish, all of its silver-wire inlayed borders, light scattered handling marks and tight hairlines and abrasions. An Exceptional Exhibition-type Cased Pair of French Ebony Stocked Percussion Duelling Pistols, ca. 1850. Overall measurements of Case approx. 18" x 12" x 2 1/2".

Price: SOLD


A VERY GOOD "RANGE WAR ERA" COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET PISTOL & HOLSTER, ca. 1870: Of classic Colt Model 1849 configuration and complete with its original period leather holster. Of standard Colt Model 1849 “Pocket Pistol” design. Rifled, .31 caliber, 4", sighted, octagonal barrel with steel-gray surfaces. Fine walnut grips with smooth varnished surfaces, (75%+) finish and light signs of use/wear. In very good condition with all matching serial numbers (308,XXX)--indicates 1868 manufacture. Retains generally smooth, steel-gray-colored metal surfaces with some scattered discoloration, salt & pepper and expected signs of "Frontier" use. Fine brass backstrap and trigger-guard with golden toned smooth surfaces; and the right side of the frame with a “Colt’s Patent” marking. Retains sharp contours with light "holster wear". A very nice example of a "Range War Era" Colt Model 1849 Pocket Pistol/Revolver with its original period Holster. In mechanically sound condition with very good timing. Complete with its lightly tooled, dark-brown-colored, leather Holster with untouched and supple leather surfaces. In very good untouched condition with smooth, surfaces, light scattered abrasions and the expected signs of use and wear. Fine stitching and a working-period "frontier-type" iron staple repair, on its belt-flap. A very nice and classic example of a "Range War Era" Colt Model 1849 Pocket Pistol & Holster, ca. 1870. ***Purported to have been recently acquired from a Montana Ranch

Price: $1,975.00


A VERY FINE CONTINENTAL EUROPEAN EBONY STOCK FRENCH MUFF PISTOL, ca. 1850: In overall very fine+ untouched condition. The 2", round, .45 caliber, rifled, steel barrel with smooth steel-gray surfaces and some scattered light patches of discoloration: marked with a “323” assembly/batch number. Finely scroll engraved central hammer boxlock mechanism with its original hammer, scroll-engraved pop-out trigger and nipple. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, fine timing and a working pop-out/concealed trigger. The frame with a fine vine scroll pattern engravings and smooth steel-gray surfaces, en suite with the barrel: choice steel surfaces & sharp engraving. Molded, carved and deeply fluted, Ebony grip with an angular profile, 90%+ finish, sharp contours and some light handling marks. Retains its screw-retained sculpted and faceted, iron pommel-cap, en suit. A very nice example of a Continental European (likely Belgian) mid-19th Century Ebony Stock Percussion Muff-Pistol, ca. 1850s. Overall length, 6".

Price: $450.00


AN EXCELLENT & SCARCE “UNWIN & RODGERS” PERCUSSION KNIFE PISTOL, ca. 1850: In overall Excellent untouched condition. Of classic Unwin & Rodgers form with finely polished, pinned, flat, horn-sided handle/grip-scales with choice smooth surfaces and little signs of use or wear. The base of the grips with rear cut-outs for the original German Silver bullet-mold and the Silver & iron tweezers/tongs-- for extracting a percussion-cap. Finely contoured German-Silver & brass frame and matching, smoothbore, Octagonal, 3 1/2", .25 caliber, sighted, German Silver barrel. Clearly marked with two (2) crisp (post-1813) Birmingham Blackpowder proofmarks, on the left of the breech. Complete with its Large, 3 1/4”, Spear-Point knife-blade with a strong hand-spring and its original, sharp cutting-edge with 95% polish/”bright” finish. The smaller, 2 ½”, single-edge, “Paring”-type knife-blade with matching “bright” steel surfaces, a strong spring and a "NON XLL/UNWIN & RODGERS" maker’s marking, on its base--for the noted Cutlers, Gunsmiths & Inventors of this famed combination weapon. {Philip Unwin & James Rodgers of Sheffield, UK, wrk. 1827-1868 and were noted for their “Patented” Combination Knife-Pistols (please see: E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 2, pg. 1316)}. Concealed, “flip-out”, curled, “bright” (90%), steel trigger on the underside of the frame, a matching brass bolster and a blued (90%+) steel hammer. Strong mainspring, though out of timing, as will not hold on cocked positions. In overall Excellent untouched condition with choice horn, steel and German Silver surfaces and 90%+ finish. Clearly marked on its blade with a sharp maker’s mark and the barrel with excellent surfaces and Birmingham proof marks. Retains its original accessories and its original recessed German Silver cap lid-- for housing percussion caps. Excellent horn grips with smooth surfaces, sharp contours and 95% polish. Original percussion nipple with little evidence of wear or use. Overall length, 7”. An excellent example of this unusual Combination Knife/Pistol, ca. 1850. For additional information, please see, L. Winant's: “Firearms Curiosa”.

Price: $3,275.00


A SCARCE CIVIL WAR PERIOD US MODEL 1855 PISTOL-CARBINE w/ SHOULDER STOCK, DTD. 1856: In overall very good condition. Regulation, round, band-fastened, 12", rifled, .58 caliber barrel with its block-type front sight and its leaf-type rear sight: fine bore and nipple. The breech with clear Eagle Head, “US” and "P" proof-marks, on its top the left edge. The barrel-tang dated 1856. US Model 1855 lockplate with a clear Spread Eagle & "US/SPRINGFIELD" markings, on the face of the Maynard Tape Primer Cover and clear 1856 date, on its tail. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, its original priming device (defective), Percussion Hammer and nipple. Fine timing and very nice steel surfaces with clear markings and some expected signs of use and wear. Regulation American Walnut stock with 85%+ finish, some scattered handling marks, tight hairlines, expected signs of military use a visible ("JR") cartouche, behind the rear sidebolt. Regulation, US Mdl. 1855 brass and iron hardware: a “3” marking, on the heel of the butt-cap. The iron backstrap with its rectangular keyhole for the attachment of the shoulder-stock and the butt-cap and barrel-band with their sling-swivels. "Captive" iron ramrod with its steel bridle and screw. In very good condition with smooth steel, brass and wood surfaces, scattered handling marks, abrasions, age-cracks and signs of use. The iron surfaces with generally smooth steel-gray surfaces with light patches of discoloration and some spotting/pinpricks overall. Complete with its (associated?), US Model 1855, Carbine type, Detachable Shoulder-Stock with a “US” marked buttplate and a its brass and steel collar with its screw-attachment for the grip-strap. Retains matching, dark, walnut surfaces with scattered light handling marks, abrasions and 85%+ finish. A very nice example of an US Model 1855 Pistol-Carbine, dtd. 1856. The US Mdl. 1855 has the distinction of being only one of three (3) types of US Martial Pistols produced, at the Springfield Armory (Mass.). A scarce American Civil War Period Pistol/Carbine that was issued to such Union/US Cavalry Units as the 1st and 2nd Cavalry. Overall length 17 3/4" (pistol) w/ stock 28 1/4”.

Price: HOLD


A VERY GOOD (AMERICAN?) DOUBLE BARREL PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL, ca. 1840: In overall fine untouched condition. The 3", round, Unmarked, .45 caliber, smoothbore, turn-off, steel barrels with untouched surfaces”. Central Hammer Boxlock Percussion Mechanism with both their original hammers, Percussion nipples and both offset triggers. In mechanically functional order with strong mainsprings and very good timing. Plain iron frame, trigger-guard and the tang. Retains untouched, smooth, steel surfaces. Molded bag-shaped, cherrywood grip with some light scattered handling marks and signs of use. Retains 85%+ finish with a tight metal-to-wood fit. A nice example of mid-19th Century (American?) Double Barrel Percussion Belt Pistol, ca. 1850. Overall length, 8".

Price: $750.00


A VERY FINE & RARE CASED PAIR OF SILVER MOUNTED PERCUSSION DUELLING/TAREGET PISTOLS W/ SHOULDER-STOCK, BY SCHEIER, ca. 1790s/1840s: In overall very fine untouched condition. Select grade, dark and nicely figured, burl walnut fullstocks with finely checkered relief-carved grips and relief and incise-carved pommels. Sharp contours, very fine surfaces without significant handling marks or wear. Retain 95%+ finish with sharp checkering and only the lightest evidence of handling. Signed, with an incise-carved maker's signature, "Scheier", on the grip-tops. Valentin Scheier of Austria worked, ca. 1750 and was most likely succeeded by A. Scheier, also of Vienna, and recorded working, ca. 1850. (Please see E. Heer's: Der Neue Stockel, vol. 2, pg. 1118). Complete with their original, matching burl walnut, detachable butt-stock with an iron and silver attachment-lug and a finely checkered and incise-carved integral buttplate: the checkering and carvings, en suite with the Pistols' grips. Additionally carved with a raised and fluted cheek-piece and with very fine quality relief grape vines, of classic Germanic design of the ca. 1790-1800 period. Full Hallmarked Silver mounts with nicely polished beveled surfaces and 95%+ polish. Rifle-type triangular sideplates with their original blued sidebolts and smooth bright surfaces. Spur-type trigger-guards (marked behind their bows with an Austrian (Vienna?) silver Hallmark). Two (2) barrel-form silver ramrod pipes and nicely polished, lozenge-shaped, butt-cap terminals. Original ebony-tip wooden ramrods and adjustable double set triggers (functional). Complete with both their original, removable, silver, oval wrist-escutcheons: each engraved with an "F.K" owner's initials and respectively Numbered (1 & 2), on their tops. Casehardened "Patent" breeches with 95% finish and smooth dark-plumb surfaces. Deeply blued (90%+), 10", micro-rifled, .50 caliber, octagonal, swamped, key-fasted barrels with fixed buckhorn rear sights and silver blade fore-sights: very fine bores. Smooth surfaces, sharp contours and much of their finish remaining: minor patches of isolated discoloration. Expertly/Gunsmith converted to percussion, ca. 1840 and complete with their original nipples and snail-type percussion bolsters. Casehardened, beveled and finely contoured mechanisms with sharp edges, crisp actions and flat-sided Percussion hammers with checkered spurs. Cased in their original, form-fitted, green felt-lined, crotch-grain-burl-veneered Case of typical late 18th/early 19th century German design. The two-piece lid-top with hardwood borders and a "mirrored" central panel having a fine grain pattern and old stable split?, along its seam. Complete and original throughout and retaining all the accessories. A very fine quality and delicately carved and turned, circular, Ivory Powder Flask with translucent horn side-panels, its original turned spout (minor old glued repair) and its ebony end-cap with an iron nipple/vent pick. Also includes, the noted burl-walnut shoulder-stock, a sculpted and Carved Ivory Powder-Measure with a carved and graduated ebony adjustment-rod and a finely polished and sculpted scissors-type Bullet Mold. A Rosewood Cleaning Rod with an ebony ball-type pommel, a matching Ball-Starter with ebony end-cap and a finely polished Barrel-tang-wrench, sculpted and polished en suite with the bullet-mold. A single, large sized, green-felt-lined compartment and its original matching lid with its leather and ivory pull: contains a black-japanned cap-tin with many original caps, numerous original waxed-linen patches and several old balls -- the sub-compartment with the key to the case's lock. Fine exterior with some scattered handling marks, some minor age-shrinkage, light scuffs and a very fine, crotch-grain, Fruit-wood (Pear-wood?) Burl. Original brass hinges and oval key-escutcheon for the case's lock (defective). Fine interior with sharp contours, bold partitions, some expected age-shrinkage, minor abrasions to the wooden ribbing and light wear and staining to the inner-liner. The lid-liner with very good green-felt surfaces, its original excelsior under-padding, some expected age-stains, light abrasions and a patch of old moth-damage, on its right middle edge. Overall a very scarce and desirable Original Cased Pair of High Quality Austrian-made, Hallmark-Silver Mounted Target/Duelling Pistols-- with Shoulder Stock. Case measurements 19" x 13 1/2" x 3". Overall length of Pistols, 16 1/2".

Price: $15,775.00


A FINE & RARE SILVER MOUNTED ORIGINAL HENRY DERINGER "LINCOLN SIZE" POCKET PISTOL, ca. 1850:In overall fine untouched condition. Sighted, 2 1/4", browned (15%), key-fastened, .44 caliber, rifled barrel with a casehardened "patent" type, scroll-engraved, two-piece breech: the left side with a clear Starburst/"P" Proof mark. Back-action percussion mechanism with a scroll engraved lock and hammer: marked with a clear "Deringer Philadel" maker's address, on its tail. Fine, Bird's-form, walnut head grip with a nicely checkered butt and 75% finish: some scattered handling marks and the expected light wear/minor abrasions. Scroll engraved Coin-Silver mounts of classic, ca. 1850 Henry Deringer design. The trigger-guard with an arrowhead finial, the butt with a teardrop end-cap, a shield wrist escutcheon and two (2) barrel-key escutcheons. Matching, decorative, teardrop, sideplate and single sidebolt washer. In overall fine, mechanically sound condition. The barrel with generally smooth steel-gray-brown surfaces, fine engraving, a very good bore and light patches of scattered fine pitting/discoloration. The lock with matching smooth surfaces and 65% casehardening: original nipple. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and its original matching hammer. Fine stock with untouched surfaces, very good checkering and 75%+ finish. Matching Silver hardware with a lightly toned silver age patina and sharp scroll engraving. A very nice and rare example of an original Silver-Mounted Henry Deringer "Lincoln-sized" Derringer, ca. 1850.

Price: $4,575.00

A FINE RECONSTRUCTION/AMERICAN WESTERN-FRONTIER-ERA “MERWIN & HULBERT” .44 CAL LARGE FRAME SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER, ca. 1880: In overall fine condition with choice, smooth & “bright”, steel surfaces and very fine checkered hard-rubber (guta percha) grips. Unmarked, round, 5", .44 caliber, deeply rifled and blade sighted barrel with smooth steel surfaces and a very fine bore with distinct rifling. The “bright” steel frame, en suite with matching, choice, steel surfaces. Very fine grips with sharp contours and fine checkering: only some very light handling marks. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and very fine timing with a tight action. All matching 13XXX serial numbers: the hammer with a curled upper spur and the trigger with matching smooth steel surfaces. Deeply fluted open-top cylinder with sharp contours and little evidence of use or wear. Of classic & early “Merwin & Hulbert” design with a squared butt and open-top cylinder. A very nice example of a high quality and well made American Reconstruction/Western Frontier Period “Merwin & Hulbert” Large Frame .44 caliber Single Action “Army” Revolver, ca. 1880. In very fine condition with choice smooth steel surfaces and virtually no discoloration or pitting. Overall length, 11 5/8".

Price: $3,775.00


A VERY FINE REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD (PERCUSSION CONVERTED) ENGLISH PATTERN 1760/78 ROYAL FORESTERS LIGHT DRAGOON FLINTLOCK PISTOL, by "DURS EGG", ca. 1780/1840: In overall very fine condition with smooth metal and wooden surfaces. Regulation Pattern, Round .56 caliber, pin-fastened, iron, smoothbore, 10" barrel with a baluster-turned breech with two (2) Board of Ordnance Crown/GR" Govt. proof marks, on its top. Pattern 1777 "Extra-Flat" type Percussion Converted mechanism with thread and scroll engraved borders and hammer. Retains smooth dark-colored, casehardened surfaces with a sharp scroll engravings and "D. EGG" maker's signature, for the noted gunsmith, Durs Egg (b. 1748-d.1831) of Switzerland, Paris & London, UK where he worked from 1772 and was a Contractor to the Board of Ordnance. (Please see H. L. Blackmore's: "Gunmakers of London...", pg. 88). In mechanically functional order with very fine timing and a strong mainspring. Molded and carved, Regulation Pattern, English walnut fullstock with 95%+ finish, sharp contours, scattered light handling marks and smooth surfaces. Royal Foresters Pattern full brass hardware/mounts. A triangular-shaped "rifle type" sideplate with its two (2) iron sidebolts and a rear retaining/wood-screw. The trigger-guard with a raised hazelnut forward finial and the stirrup-type butt-cap with long side-terminals and an embossed grotesque mask, of Regulation Pattern design. Single barrel-form ramrod-pipe and complete with its Brass tipped, wooden ramrod with matching surfaces. In very fine condition with lightly patinated, smooth, steel surfaces with light use and minor discoloration. The stock with 95%+ finish, minor handling marks and very little signs of use or wear. The mounts with a smooth and even mustard-toned age-patina. Fine barrel and lock with smooth, dark-colored, steel surfaces. A Scarce American Revolutionary War Period English “Royal Foresters” Light Dragoon Pattern Pistol, ca. 1780 which was converted to Percussion, ca. 1840. Overall Length, 17". For similar examples and additional information, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons…” & Dewitt Bailey’s: “Pattern Dates…””, pg. 21, 63, 87 & 88.

Price: $3,975.00



AN EARLY VERY FINE AMERICAN WESTERN FRONTIER/”COWBOY” ERA COLT MODEL 1877 DOUBLE-ACTION “LIGHTNING” REVOLVER, Manuf. in 1878: In overall very fine untouched condition. The 4 1/2, .38 caliber, round, rifled, Nickeled (95%) barrel with its blade-type, front sight and a "COLTS PT. F. A. MFG. Co./ HARTFORD CT USA." address, on the top of the barrel. Matching frame with 95% finish and marked with a clear "PAT. Sept. 19, 1871/15, 74 -Jan 19 75" Colt patent dates, on the side of the frame: the hammer with matching smooth nickeled surfaces and the trigger-guard and back-strap, en suite with approx. 95%+ Nickel-finish. Fine Checkered Hard Rubber (Guta Percha) grips with embossed Rampant Colt Company Logo, generally smooth surfaces, 85% finish and some light signs of use. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, good timing (trigger return-spring weak) and all Matching serial numbers (12,xxx): 1878 Manufacture. The six-shot cylinder with matching smooth surfaces, and 95%+ finish. In overall very fine, all matching, untouched condition. Retains most of its Nickel finish with choice, smooth surfaces, sharp markings and some very light evidence of wear/use. A very fine example of an American Western Frontier/“Cowboy Era” Period Colt Model 1877 Double Action “Lightning” Revolver, manuf. 1878. A very well preserved example of this classic Colt “Cowboy” Revolver. The type of “Six-gun” often used by outlaws and Lawmen, during the American Western Expansion/Range War Period.

Price: $3,000.00



A VERY FINE AMERICAN INDIAN WAR PERIOD US MARIALLY INSPECTED {"DAVID F. CLARK"} .45 cal. ARTILLERY MODEL COLT MODEL 1873 SAA (SINGLE ACTION ARMY) REVOLVER "PEACEMAKER", Manuf. 1886: In overall very fine+condition. The sighted, 5 1/2", round, .45 caliber, Military Finished, blued&casehardened (85%),rifledbarrel with a sharp"COLTS PT. F. A. MFG. Co. HARTFORD CT USA." marking on its top. The hammer and frame, en suite with sharp contours, 85%+ finish and complete with its original screws and springs. The fluted cylinder and frame, en suite with 85%+ finishandonly light scattered patches of discoloration.Very fine&original, American walnut grips with 85% finish, sharp contours and expectedlightsigns of use. Very fine smooth steel and wooden surfaces with choice original Military Finish and clear “Colt” markings. The frame with a sharp "PAT. Sept. 19, 1871/July 2 72-July 19 75" Colt Patent dates; and also, marked with a clear "US" (Govt. property) marking. The underside of the frame with a 120,XXX Serial Number-- for 1886 manufacture. Additionally, marked with a "D.F.C." Military Inspector's mark-- for David F. Clark, ca. 1880-1886, who was the official US Government Inspector of Colt Army Revolversin serial number ranges 53,006-121,238. In overall very fine+/excellent mechanically sound and tight condition with choice steel surfaces and fine timing. The grips, en suite with some expected light wear/signs of military use. The trigger-guard, ejecting rod, loading-gate and back-strap with various military Inspector's Marks. A very fine+ and complete and original, Fully Inspected US Govt. Issue Artillery Model Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army "Artillery Model"Revolver. In Overall very fine+ condition with much finish and clear markings, as rarely seen on these often Hard-used Colt Single Action Revolvers.

Price: SOLD



A FINE UNTOUCHED MARLIN XX STANDARD MODEL POCKET REVOLVER, ca. 1875: In overall fine untouched condition. The sighted, 3 3/8", round, .22 caliber, rifled, barrel with a visible "XX STANDARD 1873" marking, on its top flat and a “J.M. MARLIN NEW-HAVEN, CT. U.S.A. PAT. JULY 1, 1873”, on its side (markings slightly worn): Very good bore with visible rifling and some expected patches of pitting/discoloration. The 7-shot, cylinder with very good+ surfaces and smooth steel-gray surfaces, en suite. Very fine casehardened (75%) hammer, blued (50%+) spur trigger and nickel-plated (90%+) frame with sharp contours and fine finish. Choice, burl Rosewood grips with smooth surfaces, 95%+ finish and a tight metal-to-wood fit. In overall fine, untouched, mechanically sound and tight condition with fine timing; and fine metal and wood surfaces. A nice example of classic Marlin XX Standard Pocket Revolver, ca. 1875. Overall length, 7".

Price: $450.00



A VERY GOOD+ & EARLY COLT MODEL 1848 “BABY DRAGOON” POCKET PISTOL, Manuf. in 1847: In overall very good+ condition. The scarce, 3 inch, .31 caliber, octagonal, rifled, barrel with its brass, front sight and a visible two-line "Address SamL Colt/New York City" barrel-address, on the top barrel-flat. Casehardened frame: marked with a clear "Colt's Patent", on the side of the casehardened frame and correctly made without a loading-lever assembly. The hammer with matching steel-gray surfaces and the square-back, brass trigger-guard and back-strap with lightly toned smooth surfaces. Very Fine, one-piece, varnished walnut grip with choice surfaces, 85% finish and some light signs of use. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, very fine timing and all matching serial numbers (1,9xx) including the wedge. The five-shot cylinder with oval stops, (faint) serial numbers, Patent markings and traces of the “Texas Ranger” Cylinder Scene. Sharp contours and all matching serial numbers. In very good+ condition with smooth steel-gray iron surfaces, sharp contours, fine screws and clear markings. The barrel and frame with light signs of wear and use: very good bore and rifling. Tight cylinder with its original nipples and matching steel-gray surfaces: some isolated patches of light salt & pepper. A well preserved example of a Scarce Colt Model 1848 “Baby Dragoon” Pocket Pistol, manuf. the first year of production, in 1847. This small-sized Colt Percussion Revolver was the first of Colt’s attempts to produce a small-size Pocket revolver with his New Frame design. It was quickly replaced by the Company’s improved “1849 Pocket Model”; and was manufactured for only two years with a total production of approx. 15,000 revolvers.

Price: HOLD



A FINE DOUBLE BARREL OVER & UNDER PERCUSSION TRAVALLING PISTOL, ca. 1850: In overall fine+ condition. The 3 1/4", round, .44 caliber, turn-off, steel barrels with smooth steel-gray, Damascus surfaces. The undersides with “18” assembly numbers and the left side of the frame with a Liege black-powder proofmark: the breeches also marked with “Crown/U” markings. Finely scroll engraved central hammer boxlock mechanism with both of its original hammers, triggers and nipples. In mechanically functional order with strong mainsprings, fine timing and functional triggers. The frame with a vine scroll pattern engraving and smooth steel-gray surfaces, en suite with the barrels. Engraved iron trigger-guard with a minor, old, brazed repair. Molded and carved, bag-type, hardwood grip with 95%+ finish, sharp contours and some light handling marks. A very nice example of a classic mid-19th Century Continental Double Barrel O/U Percussion Travelling-Pistol, ca. 1850. Overall length, 9".

Price: $750.00



A VERY GOOD CONTINENTAL EUROPEAN DOUBLE BARREL PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL, ca. 1850: In overall fine untouched condition. The 3", octagonal, XIIII marked, .41 caliber, smoothbore, steel barrels with untouched surfaces”. Central Hammer Boxlock Percussion Mechanism with both their original hammers and Percussion nipples: two offset triggers. In mechanically functional order with strong mainsprings and very good timing. Plain iron frame, trigger-guard and the tang: marked with a “NB” maker’s mark. Retains untouched, generally smooth, steel surfaces. Molded bag-shaped, beechnut grip with some light scattered handling marks and signs of use. Retains 85% finish with a tight metal-to-wood fit. A nice example of mid-19th Century Continental European (Belgian) Double Barrel Percussion Belt Pistol, ca. 1850. Overall length, 8".

Price: $600.00



A FINE & SCARCE ENGLISH TRANSITIONAL PERCUSSION REVOLVER, by “MANTON”, ca. 1845: In overall fine+ untouched condition with choice, Blued and Casehardened, steel surfaces with sharp contours. Complete and original throughout and of early transitional form (from pepperbox to true revolver). Scroll engraved grip-strap with smooth steel surfaces. In mechanical functional order with fine timing, a strong mainspring and a smooth action. Finely checkered, bag-shaped, walnut grips with sharp contours and a nicely toned age-patina. Color Casehardened, Central Bar-Hammer, Double-action, Percussion Mechanism, of classic English form. 85%+ casehardened finish on the hammer and plain cylinder with thread-engraved border: marked overall with Birmingham Black powder proof-marks. In fine+ condition with choice metal surfaces and fine scroll engraved side-panels, a matching grip-strap, butt-cap and trigger-guard. The Deeply Blued (85%), 5 3/4”, .36 caliber, deeply rifled barrel with much of its deeply blued “hard-type” finish. Marked on the top of the barrel with a plagiarized/spurious “MANTON LONDON” “maker’s” marking for the noted London Gunsmith, Joseph Manton (1766-1835). Rounded, steel frame with sharp scroll engraving, en suite with the mounts. In overall fine+ untouched condition. The frame with sharp engraving, 85% finish and minor signs of use. Fine backstrap with light wear to its finish and matching engraving. The grips with sharp checkering and very fine surfaces with some light wear, compressions and age-stains. Very fine barrel and cylinder/mechanism with choice finish and sharp Birmingham Black powder proof marks. Original throughout, including the screws, springs and percussion-nipples. A very fine quality Birmingham made “MANTON” Transitional Pepperbox-type Revolver, ca. 1845. Overall length, 12 1/2".

Price: $2,575.00



A VERY GOOD & UNUSUAL CASED ENGLISH PERCUSSION SILVER MOUNTED BLUNDERBUSS PISTOL w/ INTERNAL-HAMMER MECHANISM, ca. 1835: In overall very good+ near fine untouched condition. Pin-fastened, flared-,mouth, cannon-form, round-to- round, 6 1/2", iron barrel with a 1” muzzle and untouched mottled steel-gray surfaces with some light scattered discoloration/fine pitting. The top of the breech with a finely engraved “LONDON” address, in cursive script characters; and the transition, breech and mouth of the barrel with a finely etched baluster turnings. Deeply relief carved and finely contoured burlwood? Fullstock of early form with a curved grip and relief carved accents, along the forestock and around the mounts and lock. Very unusual enclosed hammer percussion mechanism with nicely sculpted contours, its finely chiseled scallop-shell bolster & nipple and a nicely formed percussion hammer. In functional order with a strong mainspring and good timing: retains choice steel surfaces with 85% polish and some light wear/discoloration -- from use. In overall very good+ near fine untouched condition, with some wear and scattered handling marks. Very good+ burlwood fullstock with very fine quality relief carvings, 85%+ finish and some light scattered handling marks, tight hairlines and minor abrasions/small chips. Scroll engraved Coin Silver mounts/furniture: the trigger-guard with a nicely etched and engraved bow and a finely sculpted forward finial with an engraved “Green-man” design. Two (2), silver, barrel-form ramrod-pipes and its original horn-tip ramrod: missing its jag. The pommel/cane-type butt with a pin-fastened silver grip-strap and its sides embellished with finely etched and detailed acanthus leaf silver scrolls. Very good+ near fine mounts with some light wear to the engraving and minor period repairs. Overall length, 12". Housed in its original, brass-mounted, burl walnut, “English-fit" case with its original burgundy velvet liner. Fine interior with sound partitions (minor compressions & age-stains), some wear and its original accessories: its scissors-type bullet mold with sprue-cutter, a turned brass cap-tin, the slab-sided screwdriver and its “SYKES” marked bag-shaped, plain, copper powder flask of early form. The upper right corner with its original walnut compartment lid with turned brass pull: contains several original lead balls, patches and a key to the case’s lock (defective). Very good+ interior with some light wear/scuffing, minor tears, various patches of discoloration/age-staining and the expected fading. Matching exterior surfaces with 80% finish, a fine grain-pattern, some scattered light handling marks, tight hairlines and minor scuffs. The top of the lid with a shield-type, brass, escutcheon-plate: engraved with a "WNN” owner’s initials. Retains its original brass lock, mounts, and hinges. A Very Nice & Unusual Silver Mounted Cased English Percussion Blunderbuss Pistol with Enclosed-hammer Mechanism, ca. 1835. Overall measurements of Case 13" x 7" x 3".

Price: $4,775.00



A VERY FINE KOREAN/VIETNAM WAR ERA “U.S.” MARKED SERVICE HOLSTER, ca. 1950: In overall very fine+ untouched condition with smooth, black Patent leather surfaces and tight stitching. The body with nearly all of its original smooth hard black finish, without crazing or significant blemishes: clear "Bolen..." company markings. Retains its original supple texture with light signs of use/wear. In overall very fine+ untouched condition with sharp contours and a nicely embossed “US” marking. Retains its original iron hardware. A very nice example of a late Korean/Vietnam War era Colt-1911 US Marked Service Holster.

Price: $75.00



A VERY GOOD “SOUTHERNER” .41 CAILBER RIMFIRE DERRINGER, ca. 1867: In overall very good condition with a strong mainspring, fine timing and a very good bore. Manufactured by the Merrimack Arms Company of Newburyport, Mass., U.S.A., ca. 1867 and marked on the right side of the 2 ½”, octagonal barrel with an 1867 dtd. Patent marking: the barrel-top with a clear “SOUTHERNER” marking. Very good, figured, Rosewood grips with 75%+ finish and some light wear from handling/use. Nicely toned brass frame and grip-strap with a fine mellowed age-patina: the base with SN 8,4XX. In overall very good+ condition.

Price: $750.00


A SCARCE & FINE ENGLISH TRANSITIONAL PERCUSSION REVOLVER, by CHARLES OSBORNE, ca. 1845: In overall fine+ untouched condition with choice Blued steel surfaces with sharp contours and smooth steel surfaces. Complete and original throughout and of early transitional (from pepperbox to true revolver) form. Scroll engraved grip-strap with smooth mottled gray surfaces. In mechanical functional order with fine timing, a strong mainspring and a smooth action. Finey checkered bag-shaped, walnut grips with sharp contours, a nicely toned age-patina: diamond shaped silver grip escutcheons and some minor compressions. Central Bar-Hammer, Double-action, Percussion Mechanism, of classic English form, with a casehardened (85%) hammer and plain cylinder: Numbered “1” thru “6”. Retains choice metal surfaces with finely scroll engraved side-panels with a matching grip-strap and trigger-guard. The 4 ½”, .34 caliber, rifled barrel with 50%+ deep blued finish and a fine bore with sharp rifling: marked on the top with a finely engraved “Chas. Osborne” maker’s signature. Rounded, steel frame with traces of its mottled casehardened finish and sharp scroll engraving, en suite with the mounts. In overall fine+ untouched condition. The frame with sharp engraving, some finish and minor signs of use. Fine backstrap with light wear to its finish and matching engraving. The grips with smooth and nicely aged surfaces, sharp checkering and engraved silver escutcheons and retaining-screw: some light wear, compressions and age-stains. Very fine barrel and cylinder/mechanism with choice finish and sharp Birmingham Black powder proof marks. Original throughout, including the screws, springs and percussion-nipples. A very nice and better than usual example of these distinct Early Transitional Pepperbox-type Revolvers, ca. 1845. Made by the noted maker Charles Osborne (Osborne & Co.) of Birmingham, UK; who worked 1845-1900 (please see E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 2, pg. 897 ). Overall length, 10". .

Price: $1,875.00


A FINE ENGLISH PERCUSSION MUFF PISTOL, BY HOLLIS & SONS, ca. 1840: In overall fine untouched condition. The 1 5/8", round,English proofed, .45 caliber, smoothbore, turn off, steel barrel with smooth steel-gray surfaces and some scattered light discoloration. The breech section with two Birmingham proof marks and the muzzle with another matching proof mark and a "R.H" (Richard Hollis) maker's mark. Finely engraved central hammer boxlock percussion mechanism with its original thread-engraved hammer, matching pop-out trigger and its original nipple. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and a working pop-out/concealed trigger and sliding top safety. The frame with a fine vine scroll pattern engravings and smooth steel-gray surfaces, en suite with the barrel: some scattered light wear/discoloration to the engraving. The central panels with "Hollis & Sons" & "Strand London" maker's signature and address. (Richard Hollis was recorded working, ca. 1820-1845: please see H. L. Blackmore's: "Gunmakers of London 1350-1850", pg. 116). Molded and finely checkered, rounded, bag-shaped walnut grip with 80% finish, sharp contours and some light handling marks. Retains choice surfaces with very sharp checkered pattern and fine incised carved borders. Full Silver mounts: a scroll engraved screw-retained butt-cap with a stepped rear finial and lightly engraved surfaces. A vacant oval wrist escutcheon with smooth silver age-patina. Overall a very nice example of a classic mid 19th Century English Percussion Muff-Pistol made by a recorded gunsmith, ca. 1840s. Overall length, 6".

Price: $575.00


A FINE+ & VERY RARE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH "C. CURRY" SAN FRANCISCO AGENT MARKED ORIGINAL HENRY DERINGER POCKET PISTOL, ca. 1850s: In overall fine+ untouched condition. Sighted, 2 1/4", key-fastened, .44 caliber, rifled barrel with a casehardened (45%) "patent" type, scroll-engraved, two-piece breech: the left side with a clear Starburst/"P" Proof mark and the top with a "Deringer/Philadel". Also marked with a clear "C. CURRY/SAN. FRANCO. CALA/AGENT" agent marking for the noted California Gold-Rush era retailer. (Please see Norm Flayderman's: "Guide to Antique American Firearms...", 9th ed., pg. 410). Casehardened, Back-action, percussion mechanism with its matching scroll engraved lock and hammer: marked with a clear "Deringer Philadel" maker's address, on its tail. Fine+, classic Deringer-form, walnut fullstock with a nicely checkered grip and 85% finish: some scattered light handling marks and the expected minor abrasions. Scroll engraved Nickel-Silver mounts of classic, ca. 1850 Henry Deringer design (please see Flayderman's, pg. 408). The trigger-guard with a short pineapple-type forward finial and a scroll engraved bow. The butt with a “zig-zag” border-engraved teardrop end-cap; a matching shield-type wrist escutcheon and two etched (2) barrel-key escutcheons. Also adorned with a decorative, elongated teardrop, sideplate/sidebolt washer and a triangular fore-end tip. In overall fine+ untouched condition with sharp contours and much finish. The barrel with smooth browned (55%) surfaces, fine engraving, some light wear, a very good bore and light patches of scattered discoloration: clear markings. The lock with matching smooth surfaces, 75%+ dark casehardening colors and its original scroll engraved hammer and its nipple. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. The stock with sharp checkering, much finish and fine contours. Matching "silver" hardware with a lightly toned age-patina and sharp scroll engraving. A very rare example of an Original California Gold-Rush Era "C. Curry" San Francisco Agent Marked Henry Deringer "Derringer", ca. 1850s. Overall length, 6".

Price: $4,975.00


A FINE & VERY EARLY "CUSTER ERA" AMERICAN INDIAN USED .44 cal. COLT MODEL 1873 SAA (SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER "PEACEMAKER", Manuf. 1876: In overall fine untouched condition. The sighted, 7 1/2", round, .44 caliber, nickeled (55+), rifled barrel with a clear "COLTS PT. F. A. MFG. Co. HARTFORD CT USA." marking on its top. The hammer and frame, en suite with sharp contours, 55%+ finish and complete with its original screws and springs. The fluted cylinder and frame with light scattered patches of discoloration and expected signs of use and surface/holster wear. Fine, original, American walnut grips with 75%+ finish, sharp contours and expected signs of use/wear. The heal of the left grip with Five (5) owner-carved "Kill Notches" and the base of the grip-strap with an American Indian Braided Horsehair & Glass Trade-Bead Ornamented, Lanyard of classic Plains Indian (Sioux) design. Retains smooth steel and wooden surfaces with 55%+ original Factory Nickel finish and clear “Colt” Factory markings. The frame with a very early ".44 Cal" Factory Marking; and a (23,XXX) serial number-- indicates 1876 manufacture. In overall fine mechanically sound and tight condition with choice steel surfaces and fine timing. Fine grips with some expected light wear/signs of Frontier usage. The trigger-guard, ejecting rod, loading-gate and back-strap with matching nickeled finish and light surface patination and wear. A fine & interesting, early production "Custer Era" (1876) Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army Revolver/"Peacemaker" with obvious evidence of American Indian (Sioux) & Frontier Use.

Price: $9,775.00


AN EXCELLENT & RARE EBONY GRIP REMINGTON ELLIOT’S FOUR BARREL .32 cal. RING-TRIGGER DERRINGER, ca. 1865: Manufactured by Remington Arms Co. Ilion, NY, ca. 1865. Four, cluster-type, 3 1/4”, .32 caliber rimfire barrels with “Manufactured by E. Remington & Sons, Ilion, NY” markings on their right side and 95% of their Nickel-plated finish. Retains fine bores with distinct rifling: the exterior surfaces with sharp contours. Scarce factory Ebony grips with smooth Black surfaces and 95% oil finish: some minor handling marks and light signs of use. The frame, en suite with matching Nickeled finish. In overall excellent condition with crisp mechanics, much finish and sharp contours. An excellent example of a Nickel Finish & Ebony Grip Remington Elliot Derringer, ca. 1865.

Price: $2,775.00


A 20th CENTURY REPRODUCTION COLT 1860 ARMY FRAME, ca. 1980: In good condition (as is) and in mechanically functional order. Of CVA (Connecticut Valley Arms) manufacture, ca. 1980 with a somewhat crudely cast brass frame (missing one attachment pin & a grip-screw), with evident casting sprues and tool marks. A Matching back and grip strap. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, and its working iron trigger and hammer. Retains untouched mustard-colored brass surfaces with signs of use and wear.

Price: $75.00


A FINE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY REVOLVER, SN 26, XXX, MANUF. 1865: In overall fine condition and of standard Civilian configuration with all matching serial numbers and 25%-35% finish. Round, .36 caliber, sighted barrel with a cleaned -- Address SamL Colt New York City, USA-- barrel address on its top. Retains 25%-35%+ (wispy) blued finish with generally sharp contours and a fine bore with sharp rifling. The iron frame with matching casehardening finish and the cylinder with virtually all of its cylinder-scene and its original nipples. Marked on right side of the frame with a “COLT’S/PATENT” marking and the cylinder with matching serial numbers. Excellent walnut grips with 90% varnish finish with sharp contours and a very tight fit: some expected light handling marks and scratches. All matching serial numbers throughout, including the wedge. In overall fine mechanically tight condition with very fine timing, a strong mainspring and nicely casehardened hammer. The creeper-type loading-lever with matching smooth surfaces with 25%-35% finish. Very fine grips with nearly all of their varnish finish and a tight fit—to the frame. Fine brass trigger-guard, back-strap and blued iron trigger. An iconic Civil War Era Colt Model 1861 Navy Revolver, manufactured, in 1865.

Price: $8,875.00


AN UNUSUAL PNEUMATIC ENGLISH "POACHER'S" CANE-GUN, ca. 1860: In overall fine condition. Black lacquered (85%+) brass tube of two piece construction with its original bulbous turned & carved, black-colored, horn pommel-cap, en suite. Retains its screw-type, protective, brass muzzle-tip and its Hidden pop-out button-trigger & its decoratively pierced cocking-key. The firing mechanism engaged with the turn of the key. The midsection unscrews to attach the air-pump, which fills the shaft/air reservoir, with compressed air. In overall fine condition. The brass tip with a pleasing untouched mustard patina. Fine shaft and .32 caliber barrel with its brass front and its iron rear sight, retains much 85%+ of its black lacquer japanning with smooth surfaces and much polish. A most unusual combination Cane/Air gun. Overall length, 37". *** Guns of this type are often referred to as "poachers guns" due to their silence and ease of concealment.

Price: $1,875.00


A Very Good Continental (Belgian?) Bar Hammer Travelling Pistol, ca. 1845: In overall very good cleaned condition. The unsigned, octagonal to round, .56 caliber, 6 1/2", smoothbore, iron barrel with an integral frame and a wedding-band barrel-transition. Good bore with the expected pitting and its original percussion nipple. Smooth steel surfaces with evidence of cleaning and some scattered light pitting/discoloration. The frame with matching rounded surfaces and a very good gray patina. Bar hammer percussion mechanism with its original hammer, a strong mainspring and fine workings. Nicely checkered walnut grips with steel escutcheons and their original retaining screw. The grips with untouched smooth surfaces, fine checkering and minimal signs of wear. A very nice and unusual example of a European (Belgian?) Bar Hammer Percussion Travelling Pistol, ca. 1845. Overall length, 11".

Price: $475.00


A Very Good+ Unsigned Bar Hammer Percussion Vest Pistol, ca. 1845: In overall very good+ near fine condition. The unsigned, octagonal to round, .32 caliber, 3 1/8", smoothbore, barrel with an integral rounded frame and a wedding-band barrel-transition: 20% blue remaining. Very good bore with smooth surfaces and its original percussion nipple. Fine steel surfaces with some scattered light wear and discoloration: minor marring to one barrel-flat. The frame with smooth, scroll-engraved, rounded surfaces and a fine gray age-patina: no pitting. Bar hammer percussion mechanism with its original hammer (45% case-colors), a strong mainspring and fine workings. Varnished walnut grips (65% overall) with some loss of finish, minor shrinkage and their steel escutcheons/original retaining screw. A very good example of an American Bar Hammer Percussion Vest Pistol, ca. 1845. Of the type of pistol manufactured by such firms as William W. Marston and the Union Arms Co. of New York, NY. Overall length, 6".

Price: $425.00


A VERY GOOD RECONSTRUCTION-ERA “OTIS SMITH” .32 CAL POCKET REVOLVER, ca. 1870s: In overall very good condition with generally smooth steel-gray surfaces, clear markings and very good ebony grips (one with minor chip). The round, 2 1/2", .32 caliber, rifled and sighted barrel with clear "SMITH’S PATENT/APRIL 15, 1873" on its top. Retains smooth steel-gray surfaces without significant pitting and some minor isolated patches of surface discoloration: good bore with distinct rifling. The steel frame, en suite with matching steel surfaces. Nicely polished Ebony grips with 85%+ finish, sharp contours and some minor chips and light handling marks. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and hand with good timing. All matching 7XX serial numbers: the hammer and spur-type trigger with finely checkered finials and smooth steel-gray surfaces. The fluted cylinder with matching patina, sharp contours and is of classic “Smith's Patent” design, as "Bored-thru"—--for loading). Very good cylinder-pin with its spring-operated cylinder-catch. A very nice example of a Post American Civil War/Reconstruction Period revolver, ca. 1870s. In very good condition with smooth steel surfaces, some scattered patches of discoloration and light pitting. Overall length, 7".

Price: $300.00


A FINE ALLEN & THURBER DOUBLE ACTION CENTER HAMMER PERCUSSION PISTOL, ca. 1840: In overall fine condition. The .36 caliber, 4", octagonal to round, "Cast Steel" marked barrel with clear "PATENTED" & "1837" markings. Smooth steel gray surfaces with scattered discoloration: a patch of fine pitting. Rounded, scroll-engraved, steel frame with an integral percussion bolster and its original nipple: retains matching, smooth, steel-gray surfaces with some light discoloration. In functional order with a strong mainspring, fine timing and choice engravings. Rounded, varnished walnut grips with smooth surfaces, 55% finish and some light handling marks/wear. In overall fine condition with its original central-mounted "Allen's Patent"marked percussion hammer. Pain, rounded, steel trigger-guard and a "point" engraved steel backstrap. A very nice example of an Allen & Thurber single shot Double Action percussion pistol, ca. 1840. Overall length, 8".

Price: $750.00


A FINE, EARLY & DESIRABLE US ARMY ISSUE INDIAN WAR PERIOD (AINSWORTH INSPECTED) COLT .45 CALIBER 7 ½” SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER, ca.1874: In overall fine & clean condition. The sighted,7 ½” round, .45 caliber, rifled barrel with a fie bore, distinct rifling and light ‘Holster wear’ at the muzzle-tip. Clearly marked with an early “COLT’S PT. F. A. MFG. Co HARTFORD, CT. USA” single-line company marking & address. The hammer and frame, en suite with sharp contours, steel-gray finish and complete with their original screws and springs. Fluted cylinder and frame with fine patches of discoloration and some expected surface/holster wear. Original, American, Black walnut grips with 45%+ oil finish, generally sharp contours and expected signs of use and wear: the faint vestige of an oval cartouche and the base of the right grip with an old & rounded chip. Smooth steel and wooden surfaces with clear “Colt” factory markings. The frame with an early “PAT. Sept. 19, 1871/PAT. July 2, 1872” Colt patent dates; and all matching serial number (12,XXX)- indicates 1874 manufacture. Additionally, marked with an clear “US” and with “A” & ”P” (Orville W. Ainsworth) martial inspector’s marks, on the cylinder, top of the backstrap, at the ejector-rod and on the underside of the frame. In overall fine mechanically sound and tight condition with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Retains smooth, steel-gray, steel surfaces with traces (10%+) of its blued finish, in the protected recesses of the cylinder-flutes, trigger-guard and along the side of the ejector-rod. The frame with clear Colt Factory and US martial markings. Very good grips with the expected signs of military use, light wear and handling: the noted old chip, on the base of the grip. The trigger-guard, ejecting rod, loading-gate and back-strap with matching smooth steel surfaces: a strong ejector-spring and some expected age-patination and light wear. A complete and original, very early production (1874) US Martial Issued (Ainsworth Inspected) Indian War Period Antique/Black Powder, .45 caliber Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army/Peacemaker Revolver” Manuf. In 1874. A fine example of an Early Indian War Period Colt Army Revolver in very Nicely preserved condition.

Price: HOLD


A VERY GOOD COMMERCIALLY MANUFACTURED VICTORIAN PERIOD PATTERN 1842 PERCUSSION PISTOL, ca. 1868: In very good condition. Regulation pattern, Round, pin-fastened, iron, .65 caliber, smoothbore, 8 5/8" barrel with "LONDON", on the top center and two (2) Commericial type proof marks, on the side of its breech. Regulation P. 1842 Walnut fullstock with molded and carved contours, some scattered handling marks, age-cracks and 90%+ varnish finish: tight stress-cracks, on the forestock & wrist. Fine lock with its rounded Percussion hammer and flat lockplate: the face of the lock with an 1868 & "TOWER" marking. In very good condition with some expected wear, scattered discoloration, surface-oxidation and signs of use. In mechanically functional order with its orginal nipple and good timing. Pattern 1842 Full brass & iron furniture/mounts: the brass cup-type butt-cap with a flat base and a piercing for its lanyard-ring. The trigger-guard with rounded finials. A single baluster-type ramrod pipe and a single sidebolt escutcheon-plate with its iron sidebolt. Complete with its bridled/captive iron ramrod with matching, smooth, steel surfaces. Fine iron surfaces with a smooth, "bright" finish. Good+ stock with 90%+ varnish, some scattered handling marks, abrasions and sharp contours: the noted stress-cracks. The hardware, en suite with yellow mustard-colored brass surfaces. Overall length 15". A nice example of a Victorian Period English Model 1842 Pistol, ca. 1868. For similar examples, please see H. Blackmore’s: “British Military Firearms 1650-1850”, pg. 223.

Price: $1,000.00


A VERY GOOD CONTINENTAL EUROPEAN DOUBLE BARREL PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL, ca. 1850: : In overall very good untouched condition. The 3", octagonal, unmarked, .45 caliber, smoothbore, Damascus-Twist, steel barrels with untouched steel-gray surfaces and traces of their “twist-pattern”. Central Hammer Boxlock Percussion Mechanism with both the original dolphin-engraved hammers and Percussion nipples (one crushed): two offset triggers. In mechanically functional order with strong mainsprings and very good timing. Scroll-engraved frame and trigger-guard with a vine scroll pattern, on both side-panels and the tang. Retains untouched, generally smooth, gunmetal-gray, steel surfaces with scattered patches of staining/discoloration, en suite with the barrels. Molded and Floral Relief Carved, bag-shaped, burl-walnut grip with some light scattered handling marks and signs of use. Retains 85% finish with a tight metal-to-wood fit. A nice example of mid-19th Century Continental European (Belgian) Double Barrel Percussion Belt Pistol, ca. 1850. Overall length, 8 1/2".

Price: $750.00


A SCARCE IRON & SILVER MOUNTED PERCUSSION "MAN-STOPPER" OFFICER'S/HOWDAH/DUELLING PISTOL, by “BARWICK”, ca. 1800/1840: In overall very good condition with light scattered discoloration and salt & pepper. Large-Bore, sighted, octagonal, 9", smoothbore, .77 caliber (Musket Bore), Damascus steel, "Man-Stopper" barrel with a fine "Pattern Twist" and a scroll-engraved iron barrel-tang and gold inlayed breech. Marked, on its top flat with a gold-inlayed "CK" barrel-maker's mark and with a gold-inlayed "NORWICH" (worn) address. Percussion Converted, ca. 1840 sidelock mechanism with an engraved lockplate of classic Georgian form. Percussion Converted and complete with its original hammer and nipple. Signed on the center of the lockplate with a "BARWICK " maker’s signature within a gold-lined floral ribbon banner. George and Charles Barwick of Norwich, UK worked on Upper Market Street, ca. 1797-1805. (Please E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 1, pg. 62). Engraved, Silver & Steel mounts with a finely etched steel trigger-guard with a scroll engraved bow with rear finger-spur and a chiseled pineapple forward finial. A single barrel-form, iron ramrod pipe and a Shield form Silver wrist-escutcheon. Retains its original engraved iron sidebolt. Silver fore-end-cap and matching lozenge-shaped Silver barrel-key-escutcheons. Molded, finely carved and checkered, English Burl Walnut, halfstock with relief carved contours, around the lock and sidebolt mortises and a finely checkered "Cane type" grip. In overall very good untouched condition with smooth metal & wooden surfaces. Fine mechanics with a strong mainspring. Very good walnut stock with 90%+ finish, sharp contours, some light handling marks and minor old sliver-losses. Complete with its Silver-tip wooden ramrod. A very nice example of a Large-Bore "Man-Stopper" English Officer's/Howdah/Duelling Pistol, ca. 1800-1840. Overall length, 15 1/2".

Price: $1,775.00


A SCARCE BELGIAN MANUFACTURED PRUSSIAN/GERMANIC TYPE CAVALRY PISTOL, MARKED "LUTTICH" Dtd. "1851": In overall very good untouched condition. Regulation, 9", .69 caliber, pin-fastened, round, smoothbore barrel with a blade front sight and an untouched smooth gray age patina: sharp inspector's marking, on the top of the breech and an "Liege" proof mark, on its left side. Dark-colored Beech wood, stock of robust angular dimensions. Retains 85%+ finish with scattered handling marks and sharp contours: an old repair/hairline to the right side of the forestock. Regulation, German/Prussian brass hardware: the trigger guard with rounded finials and numerous inspector's markings, a rounded sideplate with a Crown "L" inspector's marking, en suite. The screw-fastened butt-cap with a deeply struck (illegible) Unit marking, on its right side. Made without a ramrod provision. The lock, of Germanic/Prussian martial design with a heavy, early form, percussion hammer and its original nipple. Marked forward of the hammer with a "LUTTICH/1851" marking. In overall very good untouched condition. The face of the lock with a clear "LUTTICH" & 1851 Date marking and in functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. The barrel with untouched, gray-brown, steel surfaces with scattered discoloration/fine pitting. Very good stock with smooth surfaces and much finish. The lock with its original components, generally smooth surfaces, clear markings and some patches of discoloration/salt & pepper. Very good brass hardware with a deeply toned age-patina and numerous inspector's marks. A Scarce Belgian (Liege) Prussian/Germanic Percussion Cavalry Pistol, dtd. 1851. Overall length 16".

Price: $1,275.00


A VERY GOOD+ AMERICAN PERCUSSION DERRINGER, ca. 1850s: In overall (net) very good+/fine condition. Sighted, 3", key-fastened, round, .41 caliber, rifled barrel with a casehardened "patent" type, scroll-engraved, two-piece breech. Unsigned, scroll-engraved, back-action percussion mechanism with an engraved lock and hammer: the hammer with a chipped spur. H. Deringer-style, Bird's head grip with a sharply checkered butt. Retains sharp contours with fine checkering, 90%+ finish with light signs of handling. Scroll engraved nickel-silver mounts of classic, ca. 1850s design. The trigger-guard with a pineapple finial, the butt with a teardrop end-cap, a shield-type wrist escutcheon and two (2) barrel-key escutcheons. Matching, decorative, teardrop, side-plate with its sidebolt: the muzzle-tip missing its triangular inlay. In overall (net) very good+/fine condition. The barrel with smooth steel-gray-brown surfaces, fine engraving, a fine bore/distinct rifling and light patches of scattered discoloration. The lock with matching, smooth, steel surfaces and the noted missing/chipped hammer-spur: will not hold on cocked postions. Very fine stock with untouched surfaces, sharp checkering and 90%+ varnish finish: minor abrasions, at muzzle. Fine hardware with a pleasing silver-toned age patina and sharp scroll engraving. A very nice example of a mid-19th century Philadelphia style American made "Deringer" pocket pistol, ca. 1850s. A classic American pocket pistol of the California Gold Rush Era. Overall length, 7".

Price: $1,000.00


A FINE ENGLISH PERCUSSION MUFF PISTOL, ca. 1840: In overall fine untouched condition and likely made for the American market, as indicated by the style of its engraved decoaration. The 1 5/8", round, English (Birmingham) proof-marked, .45 caliber, smoothbore, turn off, steel barrel with smooth steel-gray surfaces and some expected light wear and discoloration. Scroll-engraved, unmarked, Central-hammer boxlock percussion mechanism with its original hammer, nipple and a strong mainspring. The unmarked frame with a slightly coarse, American style, vine scroll engravings. Retains smooth steel-gray surfaces, en suite with the barrel. Engraved iron trigger-guard with a cental Starburst, on its bow. Molded and simply carved, Slab-sided, bag-shaped, figured walnut grip with 90% finish and some light handling marks. Retains choice surfaces with a smooth silver age-patina. A nice example of a mid 19th Century English Percussion Muff-Pistol, ca. 1840s: likely made for the American market. Overall length, 6".

Price: $575.00


A VERY GOOD VICTORIAN PERIOD COMMERCIALLY MANUFACTURED MODEL 1842 “COAST GUARD SERVICES” PERCUSSION PISTOL, ca. 1845: In very good untouched condition. Regulation pattern, Round, pin-fastened, iron, .66 caliber, smoothbore, 6" barrel with two (2) post 1813-Type, Birmingham, Commercial-type, Blackpowder proofmarks. Model-type Walnut fullstock with molded and carved contours, some scattered handling marks, age-stains and 90%+ varnish finish: an old, open, age/stress-crack, on the left side of the forestock. The lock with its rounded Percussion hammer and flat lockplate: the face of the lock with a Victorian Crown marking and the tail marked “TOWER”. In very good condition with some wear, scattered discoloration, surface-oxidation, rusting, pitting and signs of use: in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, its orginal nipple and fine timing. Full brass & iron furniture/mounts: the brass cup-type butt-cap with a flat base and a piercing for its (missing) lanyard-ring. The trigger-guard with rounded finials. A single barrel-type ramrod pipe and a sidebolt escutcheon-plate with its iron (rusted) sidebolt. Complete with its bridled/captive iron ramrod with untouched rust-stained/patinated surfaces. The iron surfaces of the barrel and lock with a dark, untouched age-patina with scattered discoloration and pitting. Good+ stock with 90%+ of its varnish, some scattered handling marks, sharp contours and the noted open stress-crack. Fine hardware with untouched surfaces with a deeply toned patina. Overall length 12 1/2". A nice example of a Commercially Manufactured Victorian Period English Model 1842 Coast Guard Pistol, ca. 1845. For similar examples, please see H. Blackmore’s: “British Military Firearms 1650-1850”, pg. 223.

Price: SOLD


A GOOD+ AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD SMITH & WESSON MODEL No. 1 2nd ISSUE REVOLVER, ca. 1865: In overall good+ untouched condition. Sighted, 3 3/16", octagonal, .22 "short" caliber, rifled barrel with untouched steel-gray surfaces and a clear "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS" marking, on its top flat. The bore with distinct rifling and some expected patches of pitting/discoloration and signs of use. Very good 7-shot cylinder with matching smooth steel-gray surfaces and a very clear Patent marking. The silver-plated brass frame with 25%-35& Silver Plated finish, generally sharp contours, signs of use and wear. Fine dark colored Rosewood grips with smooth surfaces, 85%+ finish and a tight metal-to-wood fit. Spur-type trigger. The heel of the grip with a 84,XXX serial number. In overall good+, untouched, mechanically sound condition with fine timing; and sharp metal and wood surfaces. Some expected signs of use and a nice example of classic Smith & Wesson Model No. 1 2nd type revolver, ca. 1865. Overall length, 7 1/2".

Price: SOLD


A VERY FINE 20th CENTURY COLT BUNTLINE HOLSTER, ca. 1970: In overall very fine untouched condition with smooth, redish brown, leather surfaces tight stitching and clear “Hunter” markings, on the brass buttons. Retains its original smooth brown finish, without crazing or significant blemishes: some minor water stains with a supple texture. In overall very fine condition with sharp contours and little evidence of wear. Retains its original brass buttons marked with a Hunter Co. Logo. A very nice example of a 20th Century Buntline type Holster, ca. 1970. Overall length, 14”.

Price: $125.00


A VERY GOOD+ AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD SMITH & WESSON MODEL No. 1 2nd ISSUE REVOLVER, ca. 1865 (SN 60,XXX): In overall very good+ near fine untouched condition. The sighted, standard length, 3 3/16", octagonal, .22 "short" caliber, rifled, blued barrel with 55%+ mottled finish and some scattered light salt & pepper/rust-scale, on one side. Clear "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS" marking, on its top flat and a very fine cylinder face with deeply blued surfaces (95%) and sharp Patent markings. Fine silver-plated (95%), brass frame with sharp contours, some light patches of wear and minor abrasions/scratches. 7-shot, cylinder with fine+ surfaces. Choice, burl Rosewood grips with smooth surfaces, 85%+ finish and a tight metal-to-wood fit. Spur-type, blued trigger and blued cylinder-pin: the heel of the grip/frame with a 60,XXX serial No. In overall very good+/fine, untouched condition—the mechanism with fine timing, though the cylinder-stop-spring defective. Sharp metal and wood surfaces with some expected signs of light use. A nice and early example of classic Smith & Wesson Model No. 1 2nd type revolver, ca. 1865. Overall length, 7 1/2".

Price: SOLD


Home | Firearms | MIddle Eastern Weapons | Armour | Swords | Powder Horns & Flasks
Cannons and Accessories | Miscellaneous | Terms of Sale | Credentials


Paul M. Ambrose
Antiques
144 Main Street, Suite #13
Monroe, CT 06468
Phone/Fax (203)452-9035
mailto:pequonnoc@aol.com
http://www.ambroseantiques.com