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A rifled 70 bore heavy barrelled Birmingham prooved percussion pistol. The metal work is to a dark patina. The butt has an oval silver escutcheon and the wood is good with a small crack to the left hand side. The action is stiff. Barrel length 3in. Overall 7½in.
Stock No. 5119
A silver mounted 85 bore flintlock boxlock cannon barrelled turnoff muff pistol by Archer. The metal work is to a slightly dark patina and it has a rolled trigger guard with sliding safety. The pistol has a grotesque silver mask butt cap and the butt is extensively inlaid with silver wire, with one or two minor losses. Good working order and good condition.
Stock No. 5121
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 very good, crisp, brass framed three barrelled tap action flintlock 120 bore boxlock pistol by Hast, Colchester. The action body is nice and sharp and the pistol has a top safety. It has a rolled trigger guard, the barrels are to a dark patina and are engraved around the muzzle. The pistol has a nice, clean and sharp slab-sided wooden butt with fine chequering to the back and a silver escutcheon. Length of barrel group 1½in. Overall length 6in. Good working order and condition.
Stock No. 5123
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
An 18 bore Queen Anne flintlock pistol by Saml. Lowe. The pistol has brass furniture, sideplate, trigger guard and butt plate. The metal work is to a steel finish and the gun has Tower private proofs. The turnoff barrel is free and the pistol has good, clean wood. There is a heart shaped escutcheon to the butt. Good working order and condition.
Stock No. 5083
A Portuguese contract Westley Richards monkey tail pistol. The metal work is to a dark patina, and the wood is darkly varnished with some repairs. Good working order and fair condition. This is a well-used example of a rare pistol.
Stock No. 5072
A 38 bore multi-grooved percussion target pistol by C.W. Rasch. It has an octagonal barrel with a good bore and adjustable rear sight. The pistol has a set trigger and retains much original varnish to the wood but with a few minor scratches and knocks. The metal work is to a dark patina and the gun is dirty and would benefit from a careful clean. Barrel length 9in. Good working order and condition.
Stock No. 4998
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 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
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 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 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