These pages display a number of the rare items that I have had the pleasure of selling. To view more details and a larger photograph please click on the thumbnail picture.
ENGLISH BOXLOCK PERCUSSION PISTOL WITH SPRING BAYONET BY WHITFIELD.
This is a very high quality percussion box lock pistol, much higher quality than most and is fitted with safety catch and spring bayonet. The flat metal surfaces have decorative factory engraving, the pistol is also engraved with the makers details, E.Whitfield & Sons. Fine quality wooden grip inset with silver escutcheon. Pulling the trigger guard back release's the spring bayonet. The pistol still retains much factory bluing. Circa 1830. A very nice pistol, highly recommend especially as these pistol fitted with spring bayonets are very difficult to find. [Condition: Near Mint]
LARGE ENGLISH ANTIQUE PERCUSSION CAVALRY PISTOL.
English made percussion cavalry pistol issued to the British controlled East India Government. 8 inch sighted steel barrel stamped with English proof marks and inspectors marks and fitted with swivel ramrod. The lock is marked with the Victorian crown with EIG below and also Birmingham 1867 and inspectors marks. Wooden full stocked with regulation brass mounts, the butt with lanyard ring. A large impressive pistol, a real man stopper. [Condition: Exc++]
ENGLISH ANTIQUE VICTORIAN PERCUSSION PEPPERBOX REVOLVER.
A very nice example with a six shot barrel which still retaining much original factory bluing and is stamped with English proof marks.The metal frame has decorative floral engraving and it is engraved with the makers details, BEATLEY BASINGSTOKE.High quality checkered wooden grip plates. A very nice high quality example still retaining much original finish and in working order, circa 1840. [Condition: Exc++]
ANTIQUE COLT ARMY MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER.
A very good six shot American Colt army model percussion revolver.Good working order with some original finish and all matching numbers 105616.The cylinder is also stamped, Colts Patent N.5616, the stamping is now faint but it can still be seen.The bottom of the grip is slotted for a detachable shoulder stock, the grip plates are in excellent condition.The frame is also stamped Colts Patent.The barrel is engraved with the factory details, ADDRESS COL SAM COLT NEW YORK USA. Circa 1860. [Condition: Exc++]
A PAIR OF ANTIQUE FLINTLOCK OFFICERS PISTOLS BY INNES & THOMSON OF EDINBURGH.
A fine matched pair of Scottish flint lock officers pistols, circa 1815. Brown octagonal sighted barrels each engraved, Edinbro on inset silver oval plaques. The lock plate is engraved with makers name Innes & Thomson with sliding safety catch, the flint locks are in good working order.The woodwork is in excellent condition with chequered rounded butts with silver vacant escutcheon to each.The trigger guards of both pistols are border engraved with pineapple and floral decoration. Complete with matching brass tipped ramrods. Size just under 13 inches long. A very nice matching pair of officers flint lock pistols produced in Edinburgh by one of Scotland's top gun maker of this period. [Condition: Exc++]
ENGLISH FLINTLOCK PISTOL BY BOND LONDON, CIRCA 1820.
An excellent traveling or overcoat pistol. Steel barrel with octagonal breech engraved with gun makers address along the top edge, 45 Cornhill London. The flint lock and pan are in working order, the lock plate is engraved with the makers name, Bond, the safety catch is engraved with decoration. Fine quality woodwork with excellent chequered rounded grip with plain vacant escutcheon and with brass engraved mounts, the trigger guard has pineapple decoration. Complete with horn tipped ramrod. Size 9 inches long. A very attractive antique flintlock pistol. [Condition: Exc++]
ANTIQUE PERCUSSION MARIETTES PATENT PEPPERBOX PISTOL.
This is a rare Mariettes patent four barrel percussion pepperbox revolver in good working order with 3 inch long steel barrels.Scroll engraving to the frame, unusual ring trigger, the two piece brown wooden grip plates are held in place by a decorative screw.The underside of the back strap is stamped Mariette.Circa 1840.
CASED FLINT LOCK POCKET PISTOL BY TWIGG.
A very nice Antique pocket pistol by this important and very collectible English gun maker dating to about 1780.Short stubby barrel with good set of proof marks, the frame is decorated with floral designs and it is engraved with the makers name, TWIGG LONDON.The flint lock is in good working order and it is fitted with a sliding safety catch. Brown wooden chequered grip with silver escutcheon with owners initials. The case is a very nice later addition probably from when the gun was sold second hand during the early Victorian period, the case is fitted for the pistol and has a number of lead balls and also a very small copper and brass powder flask maker marked Sykes.The interior of the lid has gun dealers paper trade label, R.ESSEX DEALER OF GUNS AND PISTOLS NO 221 STRAND (LONDON), A GREAT CHOICE OF NEW AND SECOND HAND GOODS OF EXCELLENT WORKMANSHIP, VERY GOOD PRICES FOR READY MONEY ONLY. A very nice pistol by one of England's top gun makers. [Condition: Exc++]
SS DAGGER 33 MODEL BY HERDER, FACTORY GROUND ROHM.
This is an extremely nice example for the collector who wants the best. All nickel silver fittings, the lower crossguard reverse side is SS group stamped III.The black wooden grip is in fine condition and it is complete with SS insignia and silver eagle. Mint blade, the obverse side features the SS motto, the obverse side has the makers name Herder Solingen, the blade has been factory ground to remove the offending Rohm dedication. Superb anodized scabbard with matching nickel silver mounts. An extremely nice example, one of the nicest i have had for some time and i can highly recommend it.
LUFTWAFFE GENERALS PEAKED CAP.
This is a superb early quality example with gold bullion insignia and full makers details to inside. Fine quality dark blue wool top, black ribbed center band and gold bullion generals piping, complete with gold bullion Luftwaffe eagle, cockade and cap cords, the buttons that secure the cap cords to the hat are gilt metal. The interior features white silk lining with celluloid patch with makers name August Muller Of Munchen, the makers details are now rather faded but are still visible, white leather sweat band which is also printed with manufactures details, attached to the sweat band on tiny metal disks are the original owners initial which are HM. A superb looking hat with a good high front, no moth or damage just slight sweat staining to the interior. [Condition: Near Mint]