Antique guns and assorted antique bits and pieces.
I’m reorganising my collection to concentrate on the kinds of guns that I’m most interested in – currently sporting guns pre 1860, and guns that I can have checked over and put into shooting condition for use on clays and game plus early revolvers – in fact pretty much anything!
I have a number of good, interesting guns and pistols in the condition that I acquired them from my father’s collection. Over the next year or so I am offering them for private sale as collector’s antique guns – please contact me if you are interested in anything in particular.
I have also added a few guns that Dick and I have done some work on but no longer have space in our collections for.
Among the guns that I am selling are the following:-
Please note, the antique guns are Section 58 antiques that may be held without a firearms or shotgun certificate by persons who are not banned for previous convictions. They are sold as antiques for possession as curios or ornaments under section 58 with no other guarantee. If you wish to shoot them it is your responsibility to establish their suitability and safety and ensure that you comply with the law. None of the antique guns listed here are currently held on certificate. Purchasers will be asked to sign a declaration that they are not banned from possessing section 58 firearms.
Modern reproductions require the appropriate certificate and can only change hands in person.
8 Bore Wildfowl gun – a classic heavy percussion wildfowl gun weighing 12 lbs. Surface corrosion from use has obscured the maker’s name but its still in fully functioning condition. Heavy rebrowned barrel with reasonable bore. Looking at it you can almost hear the geese flying overhead and feel the wind in your face! (£900)
Pair of cased Belgian percussion pistols – one rifled, one smoothbore, in good restored condition with nicely refitted (?) case and a vintage powder flask. (£1500)
Double barreled percussion sporting gun signed J Probin, Strand, London with Birmingham proof marks – barrel shortened to 24 1/4 inches – a basic Birmingham product of the second quarter of the 19th century in reasonable order. Replacement ramrod. (£525).
Pair of cased 40 bore boxlock pocket pistols – Ref TO 151 for sale £550 plus £10 carriage in UK.
Small percussion pocket pistols with rounded plain ebony butts with blank heart shaped escutcheons and 40 bore turnoff barrels (one seized) in case with bullet mould and pistol flask. Scroll engraving (unsigned) – some wear and light pitting in places – action working. Liege proofmarks and matching serial numbers 329 on boxlock. Oak case with textured finish lined in red in the continental style with 2 lidded compartments, with brass pistol flask ( dents) and bullet mould (pitted). These pistols were obviously made as a pair, probably around 1840, the case is not contemporary. For more photos see Post – Cased Pair of Pocket Pistols’
Percussion pocket pistol with hexagonal barrel and captive ramrod on stirrup under the barrel. good quality engraving and in generally very good condition with working action. Finely chequered butt in good condition with vacant triangular escutcheon. Expert and almost invisible repair to the spur of the cock. Its unusual to come across one of these that is so clean and unworn.
For Sale; Ref TO 151 price £325 plus £25 insured shipping in UK. Ask for export estimate.
Pedersoli Mortimer reproduction smooth bore shotgun based on a Mortimer rifle- single barrel 12 bore in almost mint condition and hardly fired at all ( probably 10 shots max!) – it has a very attractive light coloured stock and looks fantastic. This is the standard reproduction arm for competition shooting in the UK. I decided I only want to shoot originals, and I now have a couple that work, so it reluctantly needs to go to create space.
Cost new about £1156 (Kranks price Feb 2018) – bargain at £800.
Needs a Section 2 certificate to own – can only be transferred in person or via RFDs.
The Parr duelling pistol/gentleman’s pistol (See PARR Restoration Post) (T.O #140) – NOW SOLD
Rare LePage percussion pistol – superimposed load, highly etch decorated. – £2800
Smith and Wesson .32 rimfire revolver (Obselete calibre).
T.Perrins of Worcester percussion ladies/youths fowler (this is the one in the T Perrins of Worcester’ post) SOLD
Blanks percussion fowler.
Micellaneous items for sale;
Pinfire hammers – original, fine quality- all at £40 per pair; (currently out on approval)
( 1006 & 1007 pairs can be sent on approval to approved customers for £6 p&p , non approved customers £80 deposit)
Payment via paypal or cheque preferred – 1008 SOLD
about 2.0 inches from centre of tumbler shaft to contact point.
about 1.95 from centre to contact point