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Antique Percussion Pistols for sale

We stock a wide range of Percussion Pistols and Revolvers including Percussion Duelling Pistols, Percussion Officers Pistols, Percussion Travelling Pistols, Percussion Pocket Pistols & American and English Cased Revolvers.

P-1858 Volunteer Lancers Percussion Officers Pistol

* NEW STOCK * A very good P-1858 Volunteer Lancers Pistol by T Richards.

P-1858 Volunteer Lancers Percussion Officers Pistol

This is a very good quality Volunteer Lancers pistol closest in style and specification to the 1858 Pattern Cavalry Percussion pistol. Smoothbore 9” barrel .700” bore in excellent condition (proof marks are probably under the barrel which has not been removed). Plain tang. Flat border engraved lock of regulation specifications signed T. RICHARDS, LONDON. Regulation specifications brass mounts comprising butt plate, plain trigger guard, stirrup ram rod and sidenail cups. Lanyard ring to butt plate. Full stocked in walnut. 15.25” overall. Very good condition.


Price:   £750.00


Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing this item  - quoting reference: SKU  327D


The price includes UK delivery. No licence is required to possess this item in the UK if owned as a curio as part of a collection or display.


US Civil War Period Starr 1863 Single Action Army Revolver

Starr Arms Company 1863 Single Action Army .44 Percussion Revolver

Starr Arms Company 1863 Single Action Army .44 Percussion Revolver

This 1864 manufactured Starr 1863 Model Single Action Army .44 six shot revolver has an 8” rifled barrel (good bore and rifling) as opposed to the 6" issue of the Dual Action Model 1858.


Unusual as it is nickel plated which appears to be in period as there is about 20% wear in places you would expect from use. Action is good although hand spring is a little weak. Grips look to be original but are worn and well used. The rest of the revolver appears to be original as well. This nickel plated Starr Model 1863 Single Action Army .44 calibre is serial number 29725 on the frame and hammer rest with 29726 on the cylinder – not unusual to have a slight variation on numbers on these revolvers and this one is concurrent numbering. This makes this revolver in the range that were issued to regiments of Custers Michigan Brigade in early 1864 when it was manufactured. Further research is required as sources differ on serial number ranges relating to issue to specific regiments but initial internet research points to the serial number on this revolver being in the range that were issued to the 7th Michigan Cavalry who subsequently participated in the Battles of the Wilderness and the Appomattox Campaign.


The Starr revolver was the third most widely issued handgun of the US Civil War. The 1863 improved single action model was issued to Union forces from December 1863 until December 1864 with a total contract of 25,000 Starr 1863 Model revolvers that cost the US government $12.00 apiece. Production serial numbers of the Starr 1863 Single Action were from around 23000 to about  54000 so out of a very short production run of only a year from December 19th, 1863 to December 22nd, 1864, most were manufactured for the US Government.


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Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing this item  - quoting reference: SKU  312D


The price includes UK delivery. No licence is required to possess this item in the UK if owned as a curio as part of a collection or display.

Sussex Artillery Volunteers 80 Bore Kerr's Revolver

A Rare Early Serial Number Cased 80 Bore Kerr's Patent 5 shot Single Action Revolver

Kerr's Revolver

Cased 80 Bore Kerr's Patent 5 shot Single Action Revolver circa 1859 marked to the 1st Sussex Artilllery Volunteers.  5.5 in. (14cm) blued octagonal sighted barrel with five groove rifling. Bore in excellent condition. Blued grooved top strap, border engraved blued frame marked 'KERR'S PATENT NO 55' with London proof marks. Strong original blueing and case hardening to barrel/frame with crisp edges, crisp proofs and engraving. Blued matching serial numbered cylinder with London proof marks - some traces of original finish. Border engraved back action lock signed 'LONDON ARMOURY. BERMONDSEY'. Plain trigger-guard with border engraved butt cap engraved '1st SUSSEX ARTILLERY VOLUNTEERS No 13'. Bright rammer with locking catch. Grips are original with some handling marks but virtually no shrinkage. In fitted oak case lined in green baize/velvet with some repairs - accessories including turnscrew, nipple wrench with pricker, a replacement double cavity brass bullet mould, a Joyce and Co cap tin, a cleaning rod with captive screw, a pewter oil bottle, a James Dixon & Sons revolver flask (some small dents but displays well) and a reproduction Eleys Percussion Cap bag with Eleys and suppliers labels. Vacant circular brass escutcheon to case lid and lock. One of the earliest known Kerr's revolvers.


Price:   £4,250.00 


Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing this item  - quoting reference: SKU  313D


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Nickel Silver 120 Bore Pepperbox Revolver

A Good Nickel Silver Framed Bar Action 120 bore Pepperbox Revolver circa 1840-1850.

A Good Nickel Silver Framed Bar Action 120 bore Pepperbox Revolver circa 1840-1850

A Scarce 120 Bore Nickel Silver Framed 6 Shot Pepperbox Revolver of Bar Action Boxlock type with 3" barrels, good quality scroll engraved frame with similarly engraved iron trigger guard and nicely figured Walnut grips. Unsigned but with Birmingham proof marks, this is a good quality Pepperbox with strong traces of original finish to trigger guard and hammer and with strong original colour to barrels. Excellent mechanism and condition. Overall length 8.25". 


Price:   £875.00 


Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing this item  - quoting reference: SKU  314D


The price includes UK delivery. No licence is required to possess this item in the UK if owned as a curio as part of a collection or display.

M1842 French Gendarme Pistol

A Good French Model 1842 Percussion Gendarme pistol dated 1845

A Good French Model 1842 Percussion Gendarme pistol dated 1845

French M1842 Percussion Gendarme Pistol. The 5 inch, 22 bore smoothbore barrel dated 1845, sharp markings with initials  MB below the bolster and barrel bearing the touch/proof marks Crown/M and Crown/S. Tang marked M.1842. Back action lock strongly marked 'Mre. Rle./de Mutzig'  the Manufacture Royale de Mutzig. Steel furniture bearing inspector's marks. Walnut stock bearing Royal Cipher of the Mutzig Factory, storekeeper's mark and various inspector's marks. Stock is good with normal handling marks, mainly to reverse side. Overall very good and all original including ramrod. In untouched sleepy condition with lovely patina. Overall length 10".


Price:   £425.00 


Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing this item  - quoting reference: SKU  315D


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Combination Pistol and Sword

Rare Burmese DHA Combination Percussion Pistol and Sword Circa 1855

Rare Burmese DHA Combination Percussion Pistol and Sword

A rare combination weapon, this is a Burmese Dha combination pistol and sword. 30 bore barrel, 9.25 “ long, smoothbore with two brass band decorative rings gives the appearance of a pistol carbine but it conceals a 15.5” long sword which fits into the stock and is joined to the barrel. To remove the sword, the percussion hammer has to be cocked then the barrel lifts upwards and forwards, with the barrel then used as the handle of the sword/saber. The working percussion lock is identical to the FROST collection example and is struck with a clear inscription and makers mark. The wooden stock is in good condition and has decorative engraved brass sheathing with further brass panels along top and bottom of stock, nearly identical again to the FROST example. All original brass furniture including two sling swivels, ramrod pipe, fore end cap, sideplate and triggerguard. Ramrod is missing but these are a simple steel rod with flared end. Overall length 26.5”. 


Only a handful of these Burmese Combination Dha appear to have survived. Apart from the ex Frost collection example in his book, there is a plainer example in the William Fagan Ltd collection, a further one illustrated on pinterest and another that went through auction in California in 1998. 


BLADES AND BARRELS, Six Centuries of Combination Weapons, by H. GORDON FROST, pages 136-138, plates 217 and 218 shows the near identical example of this rare Burmese combination pistol and sword. 


Price:   £2,750.00 


Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing this item  - quoting reference: SKU  317D


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Pair of Gold Signed Pocket Pistols by Cessier

Very fine cased pair of 120 bore Cessier patent under hammer pocket pistols by J B Cessier à St Etienne

Cased Cessier Pistols

Cased pair of best quality Cessier patent under hammer pocket pistols by Jean-Baptiste Cessier of St Etienne., circa 1820. 1.5” turn off 120 bore damas frisé barrels. Rounded case hardened under hammer actions with case hardened triggers and hammers. Tang signed in fine gold script ‘J Bte Cessier a St Etienne’. Dark horn grips. Pistols 6.25" overall length. Slightly later period mahogany case with close fitted blue velvet interior containing a combination barrel wrench and bullet mould. High degree of original finish remaining on both pistols. Mechanics in first class order. One pistol is in near mint unfired condition, the other has had minimal use with a small piece of horn missing on one side by the frame and the horn grip slightly distorted with age. Gold inlaid makers signature on both pistols in perfect condition with no losses. 


Jean-Baptiste Cessier (1781-1855) was apprenticed to Nicolas Noel Boutet at Versailles. The quality of his best work reflected his training. After returning home to St Etienne, Cessier continued as a Master Gunsmith producing mainly underhammer pistols of his own 1816 patent for a single trigger system. Pocket sized under hammer pistols by Cessier are extremely rare. Around 1840 he made a famous gun, now in the Museum of Art and Industry with a carved French Walnut gunstock, ‘Atlas carrying the Universe’.


Price:   £2,950.00 


Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing this item  - quoting reference: SKU  319D


The price includes UK delivery. No licence is required to possess this item in the UK if owned as a curio as part of a collection or display.