ANTIQUE ARMS

Pair Original French Pistols.  Matching pair of original French pistols, mid-18th c.  Walnut stocks with engraved iron hardware.  Original flintlock condition with original rammer.  Locks are functioning marked "a Sedan".  6 inch barrels of approximately .52 cal.  Very good condition with only minor wood missing.

$3500

Note:  Although fully functional, this is an antique pistol, and as such it should not be considered safe to fire.

Wogdon Revolutionary War Officer's Pistol c. 1770.  A well made, serviceable pistol by Robert Wogdon of London.  Wogdon is listed as working from 1764 to 1803, and this is one of his earlier pistols.  Wogdon would go on to become famous for his dueling pistols.  The barrel, transitioning from octagon to round, is marked "London" and carries the usual London  proof markings along with Wogdon's touchmark.   The lock is engraved with "Wogdon" and is in perfect working order.  .62 Caliber , 7 inch barrel length, overall length 13 inches.

$2200

Note:  Although fully functional, this is an antique pistol, and as such it should not be considered safe to fire.

Mid-18th Century French Officer's Pistol.  A very nice example of a French pistol from the French and Indian War period made by Antoine Robert in St. Etienne.  In original and untouched condition, it features brass hardware with light engraving and well-executed carving.  Excellent walnut stock with no chips or cracks, though the upper forearm does show a splice, possibly repaired during the period.  The high quality lock functions crisply and is marked "Antoine Robert St. Etienne.  Lock and
barrel  have a grey patina with age spotting.  .65 Caliber , 8 1/2 inch barrel length, overall length 14 3/4 inches.

SOLD

Note:  Although fully functional, this is an antique pistol, and as such it should not be considered safe to fire.

   

Williams Trade Pistol c. 1790.  A well made pistol of a higher quality than the usual trade pistol.  In original flintlock condition, it's features include a high quality lock, rear rammer entry thimble, side plate, and butt cap with stirrups.  Most likely made by Richard Williams who is listed as a London gunsmith from 1772-1805.  Barrel is marked "London" and carries the usual London  proof markings.   Lock is in perfect working order.  The pistol retains it's original rammer.  .57 Caliber , 8 inch barrel length, overall length 14 inches.

SOLD

Note:  Although fully functional, this is an antique pistol, and as such it should not be considered safe to fire.

Ketland Trade Pistol c. 1808-1817.  A nicely made pistol of the type often exported to America, this pattern was sometimes employed by Non-Comission officers in the British ranks as well.  The sideplate is in the typical "light dragoon" pattern.  In original flintlock condition, it's features include brass rear rammer entry thimble, side plate, butt cap and thumb plate.  Light engraving embellishes the hardware.  Lock functions, but is rather temperamental, catching only in full cock.  Marked "W Ketland & Co.".    The .57 Caliber brass barrel is marked with what appears to be a Belgium proof.   7 3/4 inch barrel length, overall length 13 1/2 inches.

$1450

Note:  Although fully functional, this is an antique pistol, and as such it should not be considered safe to fire.

W. Ketland & Co. Pistol c. 1800-1815.  A plain, basic pistol of the type often exported to America.  In original flintlock condition, it has a brass trigger guard and ramrod pipe, but dispenses with a side plate.  Barrel is marked "London" and carries what appears to be London  proof markings.   Lock is in working order and marked "W Ketland & Co.".    The stock has been broken in several places and reassembled.  Overall, the pistol is solid and would make a nice piece for display.  Approx. .65 Caliber , 9 5/8 inch barrel length, overall length 15 inches.

$875

Note:  Although fully functional, this is an antique pistol, and as such it should not be considered safe to fire.

Early French Pocket Pistol.  A heavily embellished pistol circa 1740, it featuring well executed iron hardware and relief carving.  A silver thumb piece sets off what was an exquisite pistol in its day.  The lock has been converted to percussion during a later period and does not catch at half or full cock.  The barrel and lock retain no markings.   The walnut stock is solid with no visible repairs.  Approx  .55 Caliber , 5 3/8 inch barrel length, overall length 10 1/2 inches.

$750

W. Ketland & Co. Trade Pistol c. 1800-1815.   In original flintlock condition, it has a brass trigger guard and ramrod pipe, and side plate.  Barrel is marked "London" with what appear to be Birmingham proof markings.   Lock is missing the upper jaw and jaw screw, and likely has a broken main spring as it does not function.  Marked "W Ketland & Co.".    A fair amount of wood is missing around the lock as shown above, otherwise, the stock is solid.   Approx. .53 Caliber , 9 1/4 inch barrel length, overall length 14 1/2 inches.  A good candidate for some restoration work or parts.

$500

 

Reproduction French Holster Pistol.  Like new condition pistol made at the Mold and Gun Shop which I engraved.  The .62 cal. barrel measures ? inches long and transitions from octagon to round.  Nicely figured walnut stock and brass hardware.  The frizzen has been sparked, but otherwise unfired.  Offered at about the same price as a new, plain pistol from the shop but with $200 engraving thrown in.

$975

Black Powder Revolvers

Original Colt Model 1849 Pocket Pistol.   Manufactured in 1862.  6 inch barrel, .31 caliber.  Matching serial number or partial on frame, cylinder, trigger guard, backstrap, barrel and loading lever.  Wedge number does not match.  New York barrel address on octagon barrel.  All metal is a rich brown patina.  Traces of plating on trigger guard.  Grips are very good to excellent.  Indexes but timing is a bit off.  Strong, clean bore.  $1375

Colt Model 1860 Army with Fluted Cylinder.  Colt Signature Series, genuine Colt reissue made in the 1990's.  The pistol is unfired and appears unspun in original box and factory shipping container.  Pistol is in like-new condition with only a small scratch on the cylinder as shown in the second photo.  $700

Colt Model 1851 Navy.  Colt Signature Series, genuine Colt reissue made in the 1990's.  The pistol is unfired and appears unspun in original box and factory shipping container.  Backstrap and trigger guard are in silver finish with some minor spotting, otherwise, pistol is in like-new condition.  Some damage to box which doesn't show when the pistol is in place.    $700

 

Pietta Model 1862 Pocket Police.  Reproduction made by Pietta in .36 cal.  The pistol is unfired and like new in original box.  Features half fluted cylinders and comes with 2 spares.  $325

Continental Shell Guard Hunting SwordProbably a 19th c. sword, but it does have some earlier characteristics.  The 22 inch, straight blade has a single, wide fuller with etched floral designs, still lightly visible.  Guard and hilt hardware are iron, paired with a stag grip.  Some of the hilt components have a slight play, but otherwise solid.  Overall nice condition and a beautiful historic sword.    $475

Brass Mounted 18th. c Hunting Sword18th century sword with stag grip and brass hardware.  The 25 inch, straight blade is double edged and diamond shaped in cross section.  Deeply hollow ground; it's a nice, early blade that carries a deep, dark patina.  Sword is solid with just a little play in the hilt components.  $450

Nathan Starr SaberEarly 19th c. American made sword by one of our earliest manufacturers.  Starr held many of the contracts for the 1812 period.  This one is marked '1821' on the bottom of the knuckle bow.  The the original wood grip still retains most of it's leather wrap.  The 32 inch, curved blade has a single fuller and carries the "N Starr" stamp as well as inspector's marking.  All iron hardware has a nice honest patina.  Sword is solid and in good condition, a true piece of American history.   $550

German Saw-Back Hunting Sword18th century sword with saw teeth cut into the back of the blade.  Brass shell guard and antler grip.  The 19 1/2 inch, straight blade has the typical narrow and wide fullers, popular during the period.  Quillion and knuckle bow appear to have an older repair and have possibly been replaced as some time.  Sword is solid, has a nice patina and would be great for display or carry.  $550

Early Style Practice SmallswordsThough the hilts are in the popular style of the late 18th century, this pair of fencing or practice swords was most likely made during the 19th century.  The epee blades are 34 1/2 inches long and have a blunted "nail" point.  The hilts appear to be brass.  These smallswords would work well for display, theater props, or as part of a traditional fencing presentation.   $275

19th Century French Naval DirkThis standard French Naval patter has brass hardware and horn handle with reed pattern.  Good solid dirk with some blade patina.  The double fullered blade measures 15 3/4 inches $275

Original Model "1767" French HangerSeen in several variations, this standard French hanger was used by both French and American soldiers during the American Revolution and in the years following.  The 19 inch, double edged blade has a somewhat pitted patina and shows signs of having been "cleaned" in recent years.  Guard is of the earlier two piece pattern.  This hanger is solid, and in good condition for display or wear.  $450

Original Model "1767" French HangerVariation of the typical hanger, this one has a slightly upswept, 22 inch blade.    Blade is pitted and the tip has been broken as shown above, but is still strong and solid.  Guard is cast in one piece.  This hanger be good for either display or carry.  $475

Original Model "1767" French HangerAnother variation of the French hanger, this one with a with a wide and serviceable 20 1/2 inch blade.  The pitted blade has been "cleaned" recently as has the guard.  Guard was cast in a single piece and does show some signs of repair.  Blade is proof stamped with the letter "P" on the left hand side.  This hanger is very solid, and in good condition for display or wear.  $450

Early 18th Century Hunting Sword.  c. 1700-1740  The hardware on this sword dates it very early.  Similar pommels are seen on several examples dating to the turn of the 18th c.  This sword does show its age; the antler has shrunk considerably and has a crack along the bottom.  The hardware is rather loose and was probably originally fitted with a shell guard, now missing.  Still a great example from the period and not a lot of hunting swords from this time have survived.  The 22 inch blade has a shallow fuller and still show faint engraved hunt scenes.    $350

Original Double Edged Sword.  Possibly Spanish in origin, the sword has a hand-made 25 inch blade that still shows traces of file marks from the manufacture.  An iron crossguard with hand filed designs along with a carved horn grip finish off this sword.  Guard is slightly loose and the grip appears to have been fitted for a pommel cap that is now missing.  A unique, hand crafted sword that may well be one of a kind.    $350

Original European Hunting Sword  Mid-Late 18th century.  The 20 1/2" blade is most likely German made with the usual hunting scene and knot-work engravings.  Shagreen covered wood grip shows signs of once having straps on the top and bottom.  Broken guard has been remounted.  This piece has seen a hard life, but is still attractive and would make a nice example for study or display.  $425

 

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