Collectible Firearms and Edged Weapons

Kristopher Gasior and Kasia Matuszewska-Gasior

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Antique Pistols - Percussion

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Model, Price, Number & Pictures

Description & Condition

A Beautiful Pair of French Cavalry Officers' M.1833 Percussion Pistols (C. Maillar, Manufacture Royale de Chatellerault)

Caliber: 17.1 mm

Price: $4975

Inventory # app_0050

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DESCRIPTION: A beautiful pair of French cavalry officers' M.1833 percussion pistols ("pistolet d'officier de cavalerie Mle. 1833"). High quality, heavy octagonal barrels of genuine twist, with damascus pattern and polygrove rifled bores (48 groves, "en cheveux" - hair rifling). The barrels' length is 8.75 inch. Overall length of each pistol is fifteen inch. The pistols are complete with ramrods and lanyard rings. If pushed in to engage, the lanyard ring studs will unscrew to reveal compartments (one containing a tool which screws onto ramrod). Original brass-tipped ramrods. Steel trigger guards with finger spurs. Back-action lockplates. Small steel counter-plates. The lockplates are signed, "C. Maillar, Manufacture Royale de Chatellerault". Small typical French poincons appear on several parts. No other markings are present on the pistols. Steel mounts. Steel front and rear sights. Very nicely finished and polished walnut half-stocks with diamond checkering. Steel reinforcing caps on the front part of the stock, and on the butt. Excellent quality of machining and metal finish! CONDITION: Fine. Occasional scattered light patina on the steel parts. The damascus barrel pattern is clearly visible on one pistol, but it is fading on the other pistol (please, see pictures). No pitting. Locks work fine. The bores are in excellent condition with nice, polygroove rifling. The percussion nipples are in excellent condition. Nice, never cleaned, solid stocks with some minor handling marks. The diamond checkering on the stocks is nicely preserved, with just a couple of minor handling marks. No cracks in wood. The markings on the lockplates are clearly visible. The pistols are in all original condition with no repairs. Very nice examples of the finest quality French officers' percussion pistols! (Shipping is $30 in the continental USA. International shipping is available at the cost).

French Officer's Percussion Pistol (Vasselon a Marseille)

Caliber: 18 mm

Price: $1975

Inventory # app_0048

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DESCRIPTION: French officer's percussion pistol, circa 1845-50. Heavy octagonal eight inch long barrel with faint damascus pattern and deeply rifled bore. Overall length is fourteen inch. Complete with the swivel ramrod. Hook breech. Engraved lockplate signed "Vasselon a Marseille" (listed as c. 1845). No other markings are present on the pistol. Engraved steel mounts. Steel front and rear sights. Very nice stock with diamond checkering. The pistol was manufactured without a lanyard ring. Nicely engraved hammer, lockplate, barrel tang, steel butt, counter screw and trigger guard. Excellent quality of machining and metal finish! The pistol was manufactured at the time of French colonial expansion into North Africa. The campaign revealed a need for more powerful and more accurate firearms. CONDITION: Fine. The finish is turning to uniform gray patina. The barrel shows some small handling marks. No pitting. Lock works fine. The bore is in excellent condition with nice, deep polygroove rifling. The percussion nipple is in excellent condition. Nice, solid stock with some minor handling marks. The diamond checkering on the stock is nicely preserved, with just a couple of minor handling marks. No cracks in wood. The markings on the lockplate are clearly visible. The engraving on steel parts is also nicely preserved. The pistol is in all original condition with no repairs. Careful cleaning of steel parts would greatly improve the pistol condition. Nice example of French officer's percussion pistol!

French Percussion Cavalry Pistol M.1822 T Bis

Caliber: 17.1 mm

Price: $1275

Inventory # app_0045

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DESCRIPTION: French percussion cavalry pistol M.1822 T Bis ("M 1822 T bis construit neuf"). The pistol was originally manufactured in percussion configuration, and was not converted from a flintlock. Rifled barrel. The ramrod is missing. The pistol displays many interesting markings. The lockplate displays maker's markings, "M-re Imp-le de St. Etienne", and "B" (in a diamond). The barrel tang shows following markings, "M-le 1822 Bis". The back of the barrel displays following markings, "C de 17-7 N" , "15", "B" (in a circle), "F" (in a circle), "S 1861", "M1" and some other unrecognizable markings. The counter plate and all other brass parts has correct French proof marks in oval. The left side of the stock shows a nice maker's cartouche with following markings, "B St. Etienne 1862 M1". There are some other fading stamps on the stock. Complete with lanyard ring. Many pistols of this type were imported to the USA during the Civil War. CONDITION: Fine. Correct, polished metal finish with some gray patina. Some scattered light pitting on the barrel. Lock works fine. Nice, solid stock with some handling marks and small dings. There is a small hairline crack in the left/upper part of the stock, just above the upper counter screw (please, see pictures). Fine+ bore. The percussion nipple is in excellent condition. All the markings on brass, steel and wood are still, at least partially, visible. Nice example of French cavalry percussion pistol! (Ref. "French Military Weapons 1717-1938", by James E. Hicks, pp. 81 and 94).

Dutch Navy M. 1818 Percussion Pistol

Caliber: 17.5 mm

Price: $1475

Inventory # app_0043

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DESCRIPTION: Dutch Navy M.1818 percussion pistol. Dutch arsenal conversion from flintlock to percussion, as indicated by the shape of the lockplate. The upper part of the lockplate displays following markings, "SB 18". The stock shows some hand scratched markings, symbols and figures (please, see pictures). The brass parts of the pistols, screws and hammer display "Crowns" over letter "D", or "T". The pistol was most likely manufactured in 1818, as indicated by a date stamped on the lockplate (omitting the first two digits). Walnut stock. Brass trigger guard, butt and counter plate. Steel nose cap. Typical Dutch style hammer. The English-style ramrod, that should be attached the barrel, is missing. Complete with the lanyard ring. Dutch percussion pistols are relatively difficult to find on the collector market. CONDITION: Very good+. The steel parts of the pistol are covered with a layer of heavy, dark patina. Some spots of rough metal on the barrel, around the percussion nipple. The pistol needs professional cleaning. Percussion lock works fine. Fine bore. The percussion nipple is somewhat worn. The walnut stock shows some wear and many dings and scratches. There is a chip in the right/upper part of the stock, just above the lockplate (please, see pictures). There is also a small hairline crack in the left/upper part of the stock, just above the upper counter screw (please, see pictures). All the internal parts of the pistol are in very good condition, with some minor wear. Scarce Dutch Navy M.1818 percussion pistol! (Ref.: "Die Militarrevolver der Niederlande 1856-1940" by H.E.Harder and W.A.Dreschler, p.18).

Austrian M. 1859 Lorenz Percussion Cavalry Pistol

Caliber: 13.9 mm

Price: $2675

Inventory # app_0042

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DESCRIPTION: Large Austrian M.1859 Lorenz cavalry percussion pistol. This pistol still has an original hammer safety lever, which is usually missing (please, see pictures). Several Austrian markings are present on the barrel and lockplate, "Double Headed Eagle", "862", "JB", etc. The initials "JB" probably belong to the contractor who manufactured the barrel. The pistol was manufactured in 1862, as indicated by a date stamped on the lockplate (omitting the first digit). The right side of the hilt displays following markings, "585 2" and "38 MA L 2506" (please, see pictures). Beautiful walnut stock (most of the Austrian pistols have light color beech stocks). All steel furniture. The pistol was manufactured with no provision for the ramrod (the latter was carried separately on the belt of the cavalryman). Complete with the lanyard ring. Excellent quality of manufacturing and metal finish! Lorenz pistols can be usually found with the missing hammer safety lever. The latter was quite often removed as an unnecessary feature of the pistol. The original Lorenz pistols with hammer safety lever are somewhat difficult to find on the collector market. CONDITION: Excellent. Polished metal finish with some scattered gray patina. Couple of spots of rough metal on the butt and trigger guard. The pistol will clean to even better condition. Percussion lock works fine. Excellent bore. The percussion nipple is in excellent condition. Very nice walnut stock with some minor handling marks. There is a small hairline crack in the left/upper part of the stock, just above the upper counter screw (please, see pictures). All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on both, metal and wood. All the internal parts of the pistol are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. Large Austrian M.1859 cavalry pistol in very collectible condition! (Ref. "Militargewehre und Pistolen der deutschen Staaten 1800-1870", by Hans-Dieter Gotz, p. 261).

Scarce Austrian M. 1844 Augustin Tubelock Cavalry Pistol

Caliber: 16.98 mm

Price: $3575

Inventory # app_0041

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DESCRIPTION: Large, dragoon style Austrian M.1844 cavalry pistol utilizing Augustin lock with explosive tube primer (Zunder). Several Austrian markings are present on the barrel and lockplate, "Double Headed Eagle", "854", "CP", etc. The initials "CP" probably belong to the contractor who manufactured the barrel. The pistol was manufactured in 1854, as indicated by a date stamped on the lockplate (omitting the first digit). Typical, light color Austrian beech stock. The left side of the stock displays a letter, "D" (please, see pictures). The pistol was manufactured with no provision for the ramrod (the latter was carried separately on the belt of the cavalryman). Massive brass nosecap, trigger guard and the butt of the hilt. The latter was manufactured with no provision for the lanyard ring (the pistol was manufactured in two variations: one with lanyard ring, and one without the lanyard ring). Excellent quality of manufacturing and metal finish! Many Augustin tubelock pistols were converted to percussion configuration. The original Augustin pistols are difficult to find on the collector market. CONDITION: Excellent+. Polished metal finish with some scattered light patina. Some light cleaning marks are visible on the barrel. Augustin tubelock works fine. Very nice & solid stock with some light handling marks. There are no cracks in the stock. Excellent bore. The barrel tang screw shows some screwdriver marks (please, see pictures). All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on both, metal and wood. All the internal parts of the pistol are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. Scarce Austrian cavalry M.1844 Augustin pistol in very collectible condition! This is the nicest M.1844 Augustin tubelock pistol I have ever seen! (Ref.: "Militargewehre und Pistolen der deutschen Staaten 1800-1870", by Hans-Dieter Gotz, p. 155).

Nice Russian Percussion Dueling Pistol

Caliber: 14 mm percussion

Price: $8750

Inventory # app_0039

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DESCRIPTION: Nice Russian percussion dueling pistol. Circa 1845-1850. The upper part of the barrel displays engraved gunsmith/retailer name, "Bertrand & Javalet, St. Petersbourg" (please, see pictures). The lower part of the barrel displays following markings, "GB", "F" and "144" (under the stock). The upper part of the barrel and barrel tang displays a gold plated number, "2". No other markings are present on the pistol. The pistol features a high quality octagonal barrel (please, see pictures). Complete with an English style ramrod attached to the barrel. All the steel parts of the pistol displays high grade engraving in floral motifs. High grade polished steel finish. Beautifully polished and finished carved walnut stock. Iron trigger guard. Blade front sights and fixed rear sights. Massive steel butt of the hilt. Smooth bore. Overall length: 15.25 inch. Barrel length: 9 inch. CONDITION: Overall in fine condition. The fancy engraving on steel parts is clear and crisp. The gold inlays are nicely preserved. Scattered light patina on the barrel. All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on metal. All the internal parts of the pistol are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. The hardwood stock is in very good+ condition with some minor wear and some handling marks. The stock was cracked and glued just behind the trigger guard (please, see pictures). Minor wear to the stock around the lockplate. Small hairline crack in the stock, extending from the lockplate and ending near the percussion nipple. The bore is in excellent condition. The lock works fine. The percussion nipple is in fine condition. Hinged ramrod works fine. Nice Russian percussion dueling pistol! (Shipping is $50 in the continental USA. International shipping is available at the cost).

Beautiful Polish Percussion Pistol with Original Hardwood Case, Leather Cover and Accessories (Wisniowiecki, Lwow)

Caliber: .44 (12 mm percussion)

Price: $37500

Inventory # app_0038

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DESCRIPTION: Beautiful Polish percussion pistol with an original hardwood case, leather cover and accessories. Circa 1850. The upper part of the barrel displays gold inlaid gunsmith/retailer name, "Wisniowiecki we Lwowie" (please, see pictures). The lower part of the barrel displays Belgian Liege proof marks. No other markings are present on the pistol. It is not unusual for the firearms from Eastern and Central Europe to have Belgian proof marks. The local gunsmiths and/or retailers quite often imported Belgian gun parts, or complete firearms. Liege was a major European firearms production center at the time, and its products were exported worldwide. The pistol features a beautiful octagonal barrel with mechanical damast pattern (please, see pictures). All the steel parts of the pistol displays high grade engraving in floral motifs. The pistol is of the highest quality, with a nice polished steel finish. Beautifully polished and finished carved walnut stock. Iron spur trigger guard. Barrel length: 9.75 inch. Blade front sights and fixed rear sights. Massive silver butt of the hilt. The barrel displays beautifully preserved deep rifling. The pistol has matching serial numbers (stamped on the lower part of the octagonal barrel and on the barrel tang, which is attached to the stock). The pistol comes complete with an original hardwood case with leather cover, accessories, ramrod, wooden hammer, ramrod driver, wooden box with spare percussion nipples and some other small spare parts, brass powder flask, eleven balls and a tool to make balls. CONDITION: Overall in excellent condition. The fancy engraving on steel parts is clear and crisp. The gold inlays and mechanical damast pattern are beautifully preserved. There are three small spots of gray patina/light surface rust on the barrel. All the markings and numbers are clearly visible on metal. All the internal parts of the pistol are in excellent condition, with no visible wear. The hardwood stock is in excellent condition with some minor handling marks. There are two very small hairline cracks in the stock. The first one is on the left side of the stock, between the counter screw and the barrel tang. The second one is on the right side of the stock, just above the lock plate (please, see pictures). Excellent bore with strong rifling. The lock works fine. The percussion nipple is in excellent condition. The hardwood case show some handling marks, but no cracks (please, see pictures).The case comes with a lock, but the key is missing. The crest, which was attached to the upper part of the hardwood case, is also missing (please, see pictures). The leather cover of the case shows some wear. The three leather straps are cracked, while the forth strap is worn. The set is in its original, uncleaned condition! This pistol has hardly seen any use, and it was probably put in storage for many years. Beautifully preserved Polish percussion pistol with a case!  (Ref.: "Pistolety i Rewolwery XVI - XIX Wieku" by Roman Matuszewski, p. 91). (Shipping is $50 in the continental USA. International shipping is available at the cost).

French Cavalry Pistol M.1822 Transformed 1841

Caliber: 17.1 mm

Price: $975

Inventory # app_0036

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DESCRIPTION: French flintlock cavalry pistol M.1822 converted to percussion pistol (1841 Transformation). Rifled barrel. The ramrod is missing. The pistol displays many interesting markings. The lockplate displays maker's markings, "M-re R-le de Tulle", and "P" (in a circle). The barrel tang shows following markings, "M-le 1822 Bis". The back of the barrel displays following markings, "308" (crossed with two lines), "586", "C" (in a circle), "A" and some other unrecognizable markings. The counter plate and all other brass parts has correct French proof marks in oval. The left side of the stock shows following stamps, "308" (crossed with two lines), "586"and some other unrecognizable markings. There are some other fading stamps on the stock. Complete with lanyard ring. Many pistols of this type were imported to the USA during the Civil War. CONDITION: Low fine. Correct, polished metal finish with some gray patina. Scattered pitting on the barrel. Lock works fine. Nice solid stock with some handling marks. No cracks to the wood. Very good bore. The percussion nipple is in very good condition. All the markings on brass, steel and wood are still, at least partially, visible. The pistol had a different lockplate installed in the past (as indicated by some extra space in the wood in front of the lockplate). Good example of French cavalry percussion pistol! (Ref. "French Military Weapons 1717-1938", by James E. Hicks, pp. 81 and 94).

French Cavalry Pistol M.1822 Transformed 1841

Caliber: 17.1 mm

Price: $1175

Inventory # app_0035

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DESCRIPTION: French flintlock cavalry pistol M.1822 converted to percussion pistol (1841 Transformation). Rifled barrel. Complete with ramrod. The pistol displays many interesting markings. The lockplate displays maker's markings, "M-re R-le de Mutzig", and "Crown over E". The barrel tang shows following markings, "M-le 1822 Bis". The back of the barrel displays following markings, "499" (crossed with two lines), "618", "CM" (in a rectangular), "Crown over C", "MR" and some other unrecognizable markings. The counter plate and all other brass parts has correct French proof marks in oval. The left side of the stock shows following stamps, "499", "618", and a fading cartouche. There are some other fading stamps on the stock. Complete with lanyard ring. Many pistols of this type were imported to the USA during the Civil War. CONDITION: Fine. Correct, polished metal finish with some scattered gray patina. Lock works fine. Nice solid stock with some handling marks. No cracks to the wood. Very good bore. The percussion nipple is in excellent condition. All the markings on brass, steel and wood are still, at least partially, visible. The ramrod shows surface rust and pitting (needs good polishing). Nice example of French cavalry percussion pistol! (Ref. "French Military Weapons 1717-1938", by James E. Hicks, pp. 81 and 94).

Beautiful European Colt Brevete 1851 Pattern Percussion Revolver

Caliber: .36 (9 mm percussion)

Price: $14500

Inventory # app_0034

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DESCRIPTION: Beautiful European Colt Brevete 1851 pattern single action percussion revolver. The revolver is a copy of Colt M.1851 Navy revolver. The upper part of the barrel displays gold inlaid floral motifs and a slightly fading name, "Antonio Pinillos" (please, see pictures). The sides of the barrel display engraved wording, "Cast Steel". Each cylinder chamber is numbered in gold. No other markings are present on the revolver. The silver trigger guard shows beautifully engraved Athena (please, see pictures). The cylinder is scroll engraved and inlaid in silver. The revolver was most likely sold on the commercial market. It is beautifully engraved in floral motifs (on the frame, cylinder, hilt, hammer, trigger guard and on the barrel). The revolver is very well made with a nice blue finish. All steel construction with nicely polished and finished carved walnut grip. Octagonal barrel. Six shot cylinder. Iron spur trigger guard. Barrel length: 7 inch. Blade front and hammer notch rear sights. Massive silver butt of the hilt. The revolver was a part of the well known William Hoffeld Colt's collection. CONDITION: Overall in excellent condition. The revolver has slightly fading blue finish. The balance is in white, mixed with some occasional smooth silver-gray patina. Some small spots of gray patina. The fancy engraving is clear and crisp. The gold and silver inlays are somewhat worn. The hardwood grip is in excellent condition with some minor handling marks. Excellent bore with strong rifling. The cylinder chambers are in excellent condition as well. Strong action. The percussion nipples are in excellent condition. Beautiful European Colt percussion revolver! (Shipping is $50 in the continental USA. International shipping is available at the cost).

Beautiful German Colt Brevete 1851 Pattern Percussion Revolver

Caliber: .36 (9 mm percussion)

Price: $9500

Inventory # app_0033

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DESCRIPTION: Beautiful German Colt Brevete 1851 pattern single action percussion revolver. The revolver is a copy of Colt M.1851 Navy revolver. The lower part of the barrel displays, "S" (in an oval). No other markings are present on the revolver. The revolver was most likely sold on the commercial market. It is beautifully engraved in floral motifs (on the frame, cylinder, hilt, hammer, trigger guard and on the barrel). The revolver is very well made with a nice blue finish. All steel construction with nicely polished and finished German style walnut grip. The latter shows high gloss finish and diamond checkering. Octagonal barrel. Six shot cylinder. Each cylinder chamber is numbered. Iron spur trigger guard. Barrel length: 7.25 inch. Crown muzzle. Blade front and hammer notch rear sights. The revolver was manufactured with no provision for the lanyard ring. The revolver was a part of the well known William Hoffeld Colt's collection. CONDITION: Overall in excellent condition. The revolver has slightly fading blue finish. The balance is in white, mixed with some occasional smooth silver-gray patina. The fancy scroll engraving is clear and crisp. The hardwood grip is in excellent condition with some minor handling marks. The diamond checkering on the grip is sharp. Excellent bore with strong rifling. The cylinder chambers are in excellent condition as well. Strong action. One percussion nipple is broken, and should be replaced (easy job). The remaining five percussion nipples are in excellent condition. Very attractive and unusual German Colt percussion revolver! (Shipping is $50 in the continental USA. International shipping is available at the cost).

Unique Austrian Colt Brevete 1849 Pattern Percussion Revolver

Caliber: .31 (7 mm percussion)

Price: $4750

Inventory # app_0032

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DESCRIPTION: Unique Austrian Colt Brevete 1849 pattern single action percussion revolver. There is following very faint wording on the top of the barrel, "E. Syck in Salzburg" (please, see pictures). The revolver was most likely sold on the commercial market. It is beautifully engraved in floral motifs (on the frame, cylinder, hilt, hammer, trigger guard and on the upper part of the barrel). The revolver is very well made. Elongated grip frame for a better hold. Circular trigger guard. All steel construction with nicely polished and finished walnut grips. Octagonal barrel. Six shot cylinder. Blade front and hammer notch rear sights. Barrel length: 5.25 inch. The revolver was manufactured with no provision for the lanyard ring. The revolver was a part of the well known William Hoffeld Colt's collection. CONDITION: Overall in low fine condition. The revolver has fading blue/brow finish mixed with scattered patina. Metal shows some dings and handling marks (mainly on the barrel). Occasional spots of surface rust and/or pitting (mainly on the barrel). The hardwood grips are in fine condition with some handling marks. Excellent bore with strong rifling. The cylinder chambers are in excellent condition as well. Strong action. The percussion nipples are in fine condition.Very unusual Austrian Colt percussion revolver!

Scarce Austrian Navy Officer M.1849 Colt Percussion Revolver (KKP, Insbruck)

Caliber: .36 (9 mm percussion)

Price: $8750

Inventory # app_0031

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DESCRIPTION: Scarce Austrian navy Colt M.1849 single action percussion revolver. The revolver was manufactured at Kaiserlich und Königlich Priviligierte Maschinenfabrik in Innsbruck, Austria, as indicated by markings engraved on the right side of the frame (please, see pictures). This type of the revolver was a standard issue handgun of the Imperial Austrian, and later, Imperial Austro-Hungarian navy officers from 1849 to about 1870. The revolver is a licensed copy of Colt Dragoon. Only about 1,100 of revolvers of this type were ever manufactured. The Austrian navy ordered about 1,000 of M.1849 revolvers, while about 100 was sold on the commercial market. The production of this model began at the KKP factory in 1849, and ended in 1854. Most of the M.1849 revolvers did not survive to these days, as a result of several wars in which Austrian Kriegsmarine participated. The revolver is very well made. It shows light engraving on the cylinder. The left side of frame displays engraved wording, "Patent 1849". The right side of frame shows the maker address, "K.K.P. Masch. Fabr. Insbruck". All steel construction with nicely polished and finished hardwood grips (correct for the officer version). Half-octagonal, half-round barrel. Six shot cylinder. Barrel length: 5.25 inch. The revolver was manufactured with no provision for the lanyard ring. The three digit serial number is stamped on the butt of the hilt (please, see pictures). CONDITION: Overall in fine+ condition. The revolver has slightly fading blue/brow finish mixed with some scattered patina. Metal shows some dings and handling marks (mainly on the cylinder). Occasional spots of surface rust and/or light pitting (mainly on the left side of the barrel). The hardwood grips are in fine condition with some handling marks. Excellent bore with strong rifling. The cylinder chambers are in excellent condition as well. Strong action. The percussion nipples are in fine condition.Very difficult to find Austrian navy officer M.1849 Colt percussion revolver! Serial # 4XX. (Ref.: "Geschichte und Technik der europaischen Militarrevolver" by Rolf H. Muller, pp. 798-811). (Shipping is $50 in the continental USA. International shipping is available at the cost).

Beautiful Civil War/English Beaumont Adams Percussion Revolver Retailed by Manton

Caliber: 54 bore (.455)

Price: $4500

Inventory # app_0025

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DESCRIPTION: Beautiful large frame double action English Beaumont - Adams percussion revolver. Many revolvers of this type were used by Confederate officers during the Civil War. The revolver was manufactured by London Armoury Company in England, as indicated by markings stamped on the left side of the barrel and frame, "L.A.C". This company was the largest single producer of imported handguns for the Confederacy. Thousands of such revolvers were shipped from London through the Federal blockade to numerous Southern ports. The revolver is exceptionally well made and nicely finished with bright blue and light floral style engraving. The top of the cylinder bridge displays following retailer's address, "Manton & Co. Gun Makers, London & Calcutta". Several English proofs are stamped on the frame, barrel and cylinder. Octagonal barrel. Five shot cylinder. Barrel length: 5.75 inch. Very nice one piece hardwood grip with diamond checkering. The revolver has all blue finish, except for the hammer and trigger that have polished steel finish. Manufactured without the lanyard ring. CONDITION: Overall in excellent+ to near mint condition with about 98% of original bright blue finish on the metal. One piece grip with diamond checkering would rate excellent if not for two hairline cracks. The action works fine. Excellent bore with strong rifling. The cylinder chambers are in excellent condition as well. High quality Beaumont Adams revolver that may have seen use by Confederate officers during the Civil War. Serial# 392XX. (Ref.: "The Revolver 1865-1888" by A.W.F. Taylerson, p.113, also in "Howdah to High Power" by Robert J. Maze, pp. 6-7 ).

Book: "Percussion Weapons" 

By K. Rzemek

Price: $12

Inventory # plb_0080

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DESCRIPTION: Interesting study of percussion weapons. In Polish language. Good reference book on the subject. Many color photographs and black & white drawings. New. Soft Cover. 64 pages. Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.75 inch. Published by Ad Novum in Warsaw, Poland in 2000. Shipping in the USA: $4.50 for the first book, and $1.50 for each additional book.

POLISH TITLE: "Bron Kapiszonowa".

Book: "Revolving Arms"

By A.W.F. Taylerson

Price: $40

Inventory # usb_0004

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DESCRIPTION: Standard reference book on revolvers. Many quality black and white photographs of revolvers. Used, in excellent condition. Hard Cover. No dust cover. 123 pages. Published in 1967, out of print for many years. Shipping in the USA: $4.50 for the first book, and $1.50 for each additional book.

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