c.1840s European Percussion Pistol
Nice untouched pistol. I could have easily cleaned this pistol, but liked the untouched patina. Damascus barrel. Burl wood grip. Simple floral engraving on frame and trigger guard. 8.5 inches long. 4.5 inch barrel. action is ok. half cock is sticky, full cock works great. I've test fired it with powder and it works just fine. 45 cal. CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS PURCHASE ITEM 0027
c.1850s cased pair of European Percussion Pistols
Nice little pair of pistols. Crisp action on both pistols. Elegant chiselled Lion faced hammers. frame is also chiselled with zig zag patterns. Box could be original, but internal fabric has been replaced with antique velvet. One of the pistols locks has an old brass repair. 50 cal bores. Each pistol 6.5 inches long. 2.25 inch barrels. Box is 8 inches wide by 6.25 inches. Internal locking mechanism of box broken.
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c.1820s combination pistol sword
Blade is from Carlos IV era rapier. Percussion pistol frame marked "BALT" Stylized animal head hammer, elongated trigger works well. Action works, no half cock. Fluted wood grips. Pommel is a bit odd, but is designed so the user can extend his hand at a degree for shooting. Pitting spots on both sides of the blade. Blade is still robust and flexable. Fairly long example. 36 inches overall. 30 1/4 inch blade. CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS PURCHASE ITEM 0025
Very Rare Grenade launching wall gun
Massive Stock wall gun with brass bell muzzle. A stick grenade (explosive device with with stick) would be inserted down barrel. The explosive device would rest on the bell muzzle. That way the pressure evenly distributed. Flintlock mechanism was specially made for this gun. . Largest I have seen. Lock signed Patrick. brass plaque signed R. Babarani G. Old break & replaced section. (probably from overloading) wood filler around lock. CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS. PURCHASE ITEM 0019
Very Rare Grapeshot for a Swivel Cannon
This type of grapeshot was used to clear decks using the swivel cannon. Turning a cannon into a massive shotgun. This grapeshot is probably made during or around the civil war period. Lead Grapeshot wrapped with canvas and twine. Associated to C.S. Williams. Probably painted after the war as a symbol of unity. Provenance: Ex collection of R. Charles Griffith, MD. 9cm tall by 4.1cm diameter. CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS. PURCHASE ITEM 0016
Rare French or Belgium 10 shot 12mm Pinfire pistol
Engraved large framed 12mm pistol. Action works good. Engraved and stamped with a makers mark. Walnut grips. From barrel to end of handle measures 12 inches. barrel is 5 7/8 inches. CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS. PURCHASE ITEM 0015
c. 1860-1870 Miniature Pinfire Pistol
Tiny delicate French pistol is decorated with ivory grips and deep engraving. excellent condition for it's age. Measures only 5inches overall. currently seeking 5mm (.22 caliber) pinfire bullets for this gun. CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS.
c. 1860-1870 Buenos Aires Pinfire Pistol Blunderbuss
Massive and very rare blunderbuss pistol made in Buenos Aires Argentina. The rifled bore indicates that it shot a massive 19mm bullet. The shell being 6.3cm in length. CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS.
1874 P-Body Martini Turkish or Afghanistan Pistol
This large and unusual pistol was made from a P-Body Martini single shot breech loading rifle. The P-Body Martini guns were distributed to Turkey in 1874 made by the Providence tool company. You can imagine the kick from such a large caliber pistol. The afghan or Turkish gun maker used what metal dies at his disposal, which in this case was english numbers for decoration. Weighs 3.5 lbs, and measures 12inches long (29cm) CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS.
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19th c. Russian or Greek Colt Pistol - c.1855
Rare and unique 19th c Colt copy pistol. Proof marks located in multiple areas around the pistol frame, barrel and cylinder. Cylinder scene is deeply engraved with sail ships, trains, water, birds and an iron clad steam fighting ship. Decorated with bone grips, silver inlay, and deep engraving. Action is smooth and strong. 30 cm overall. 15cm barrel. Signed A.XANTHOPOULO. CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS.