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A good over/under 38 bore percussion Howdah pistol. The maker’s name to the top strap is indistinct but ‘of Oxford Street, London’ is still visible. The metal work is to a dark patina and there is a belt hook to the left hand side. The gun has good, finely chequered wood, and a German silver butt cap and a vacant German silver escutcheon. Good working order and good condition.
A very good pair of 25 bore flintlock boxlock turnoff barrel holster pistols by Bunney. The pistols have brass actions and barrels with a little wear to the actions. They have sliding trigger safeties. The slab sided butts retaining all their very intricate silver wire inlay. A very attractive pair of pistols. Good working order and condition. Barrels 7 in. Overall length 12¼in.
Stock No. 5571
A 40 bore 10 in. barrelled percussion duelling pistol by Joseph Bourne. The gun has an octagonal barrel, set trigger and light pepper pitting to the lock plate. It has a clean chequered wooden butt with a few minor knocks and scratches. Good working order and condition.
Stock No. 5529
A Pattern 1852 Lancer percussion pistol. The metal work is to a grey patina and the lock is dated 1858 with Tower and Crowned VR. The lanyard ring is missing from the butt and the wood is good with no cracks, just the usual assortment of small knocks and scratches. Good working order and condition.
Stock No. 5491
A 25 bore Customs/Coastguard percussion pistol. The metal work is to a smooth dark patina and there is a belt hook to the left hand side of the gun. The lock is marked with a crowned VR and Tower 1849. The wood has been lightly cleaned and there are store keepers marks to the right hand side and broad arrow and BO to left hand side of the stock. Good working order and condition.
Stock No. 5502
A very good 54 bore Continental percussion target pistol. This pistol retains much original finish to the fluted barrel with a bright steel finish to the trigger guard, butt cap and lock. There is a little minor pitting the barrel. It has very good carved wood with no damage and a gold line inlay to the breech. The gun has a fine bore. Barrel length 10in. Overall length 15½in. Very good working order and condition.
Stock No. 5439
A very good 50 bore Lefaucheux marked percussion target pistol. The barrel retaining most original blue with some small knocks, the rest of the metal work: lock, trigger guard and butt cap to a case-hardened grey finish. It has a very fine multi-grooved bore. The well carved and fluted wooden stock retains much original finish with one or two very minor marks. The pistol is marked ‘1’ of a pair and was probably originally cased. We believe this is a ‘bought-in’ gun by Lefaucheux as it has Belgian proof marks to the bottom of the barrel. This was a common practise, both here and on the Continent, where top makers supplemented their production by buying in guns from other makers and engraving their own name on the guns. Barrel length 9½in. Overall length 17in. Very good working order and condition.
Stock No. 5379
A 38 bore boxlock flintlock boxlock pocket pistol with turn-off barrel by Prosser of Charing Cross. The metal work is to a dark patina and slightly sharper than
Stock No. 5376. It has a slab-sided butt with a few small knocks, see
Stock No. 5376 for a fuller description. Good working order and condition.
Stock No. 5392
A three barrelled 80 bore tap action flintlock pistol by William Deakin. The metalwork is to a dark patina and it has a good slab-sided butt with virtually no marks. The pistol is fitted with an underslung bayonet operated by the trigger guard. Length of barrel group 3¼in. Overall length 9¼in. Good working order and condition.
Stock No. 5384
A very good 25 bore rifled target pistol the lock plate marked ‘Lassence-Ronge-Liege’. The heavy, octagonal, stub twist Damascus barrel has been re-browned and is very sharp with a good bore. The trigger guard, butt cap, action and lock plate retain some case hardening colours. The pistol has a good carved wooden butt with one or two minor marks. Barrel length 10½in. Overall length 16in. Good working order and condition.
Stock No. 5356
A good 40 bore octagonal barrelled rifled percussion target pistol, un-named. All the metal work is to a grey patina and there is a little wear to the corners of the barrel flats. There is a cap trap to the butt. The wood retains much original varnish with a few small knocks. The gun has a set trigger and a good bore. Good working order and condition.
Stock No. 5355
A 54 bore cannon barrelled turnoff flintlock pocket pistol by R. Waren. The metal work is to a dark grey patina, but is nice and clean. It has a rolled trigger guard which is also a sliding safety. The pistol retains all it’s silver wire inlay to the butt. Good working order and condition. Overall length 8in. Barrel length 3in.
Stock No. 5287
A pair of 40 bore flintlock boxlock pistols by I. Pratt of York. The guns have very sharp metal work which is to a dark patina. The pistols are number 3 and 4. One has a rolled trigger guard, the other is not rolled – this is the only difference between them. Both pistols have clean and sharp slab sided butts with one or two minor knocks. A nice, honest and sharp pair of pistols. Barrel length 1¾in. Overall length 6¼ in. Very good working order and condition.
Stock No. 5120
A fine, sharp flintlock 38 bore boxlock concealed trigger overcoat pistol by Cartmel of Doncaster. The pistol has a turn off barrel and there is some original blue to concealed trigger. The pistol has a good sharp brass boxlock action and the barrel has been re-blued. The pistol has a top safety and a silver escutcheon to a fine slab sided wooden butt with one or two minor marks. Very good working order and condition. Barrel length 1¾in. Overall length 6½in.
Stock No, 5112
A 16 bore flintlock officer’s/duelling pistol by Wheeler. The pistol has clean metalwork, Tower proof marks and a rolled trigger guard. The stock has been cracked in a couple of places and expertly repaired. It has a finely chequered butt and the ramrod has been replaced. Good working order and fair condition.
Stock No. 5082
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, 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 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 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