ANTIQUE ARMS

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.

Ketland & AdamsTrade Pistol c. 1820   English trade pistol which has been converted to percussion during its period of use.  The sideplate is in the typical "light dragoon" pattern.  The .62 cal. brass barrel carries Birmingham proof marks and is engraved "London" on the top flat.  The brass hardware includes, rammer entry thimble, thimble, butt cap, and side plate.  Light engraving embellishes the hardware.  Lock functions, but is less than crisp, catching only in full cock.  Marked "Ketland & Adams".   The forearm has a crack on one side and wood has been chipped from the lock mortise.  8 1/2 inch barrel length, overall length 1 1/4 inches. 

$425

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

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

Mid 18th Century Continental Hunting SwordHorn Grip with Brass mounts and small bird shaped shell guard.  See Neumann's "Swords & Blades" 93.S through 96.S for nearly identical examples.  The engraved blade measures 20 inches and has a wide, single fuller and flared, false edge.   $550

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

Original Saber c. 1780-1810.  Featuring an impressive 30 inch blade with both wide and narrow fullers and nice patina.  Brass stirrup guard and pommel in the style common to the period.  The wood grip was once covered in a leather wrap bound by wire but has since been removed.  This is a well-made, well-balanced quality saber that would look good for carry or display.  $800

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 German Hunting Sword  The 20 inch blade is identical to those produced during the second half of the 18th c. with the typical engraving and hunt scenes.  The brass guard is engraved with "F. R. 1847" and I am fairly certain that is when this sword was put together, perhaps using an older blade.  The stag grip is in excellent condition.  The leather scabbard is original to the sword though the drag is an obvious later replacement.  $390

Antique American Officer's Saber c. 1790-1805  This saber is an early and more rare variation of the popular Eagle Pommel.  The 4-slot guard is a hold-over from the Rev War period.  Patterson shows a similar sword on page 104 of his book "The American Sword".  Sword is solid and in good condition.  The guard retains much of the original gilding and the blade features typical military engravings of the period including a stand of arms and liberty cap.  Much of the gold fill in the engraving is still present and the blade shows some of its original bluing.  Blade measures 30 inches, 35 1/4 inches overall.  This is a great piece of American history.   $1150

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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