English Screw-Barrel "Box-lock" Flintlock Pocket Pistol, c. 1780.
Time of the Revolutionary War in America. Measures 7 1/2" long with 2 3/8" .45 caliber screw barrel, with lug on underside for removal, and cannon-turned muzzle. Breech with English proofs, forged integrally with frame and trigger strap. Frame, hammer, backstrap and breech have delicate scroll engraved with makers ribands Barbar/ London on the frame! All metal smooth and clean, in remarkably well-preserved condition. Mainspring apparently broken, but all else is mechanically fine. Stock with relief carved shell or fish-tail detail at barrel tang, overall about perfect! Very nice little gun by a well known and desirable maker. AR-YYK. Comes with custom metal stand! #52326: $1850 SOLD
USA Model 1819 .54 Caliber Flintlock Pistol, dated 1822.
Time of US Presidents James Monroe, John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. US M1819 .54 caliber flintlock pistol. Incredible piece! Metal generally smooth and brown with just some very light pitting at the breech. Good lock and breech markings, dated 1822. Although the hammer is possibly a correct replacement the gun remains in its original flintlock configuration. Sliding safety functions fine but the gun will not hold at full cock, which could be easily repaired. The stock, while generally very good, exhibits a few problems. A 1" piece split out behind the band following the ramrod channel, and three places where wood filler was used to affect a repair. AR-YAK. Comes with custom metal stand! #52372: $4500 SOLD
East India Company Pistol! Pistol used by the British during the height of imperial supremacy and piracy on the "seven seas". Pattern 1858 Cavalry Service India pistol dated 1867. This gun saw a lot of use for a very long period of time. A .65 caliber EIG East India Company percussion pistol with barrel, lock, trigger and hammer in white metal; trigger guard, butt, and ramrod keeper in brass. Lockplate stamped with a Crown and "EIG", the date 1867 and "Birmingham". The pistol is complete with capture rod and lanyard ring. The trigger maintains a strong pull. The stock has been refinished and the metal is a bit pitted and rough, common for metal which has seen extended use in salty sea air. A fantastic piece with rich history! Ex-Heritage Auctions. Ref.: R.E. Brooker British Military Pistols 1603-1888, page 105 fig 116, and C. H. Roads The British Soldier's Firearm, page 115 fig 229-230. #52632x2: $2600 SOLD
Early American Flintlock Gun! 1836.
An excellent A. Waters Model 1836 .54 cal. flintlock pistol made from 1836-1841, 41000 produced. Features 8" round smooth bore barrel, walnut stock with swivel ramrod intact, action functioning, lockplate engraved with “A. Waters Milbury MS 1836”. Wonderfully preserved! Total length 14 inches. With custom metal stand. Ex South Dakota private collection. #AF2018: SOLD
Antique Flintlock “Pirate” Gun! Late 1700’s - early 1800’s.
Very large and heavy early flintlock pistol with 9" octagon to flared round barrel, tulip head metal ramrod, and walnut stock. Various brass parts show small B stamps, good overall condition with functioning action. Total length over 15 inches! With custom metal stand. Classic "piratey" form! Ex South Dakota private collection. #AF2019: SOLD
German Single-Shot Percussion Pistol, Mid-1800's
A beautiful 19th Century German single-shot percussion pistol. With choice walnut wood stock, nicely engraved lock and hammer, the top of the barrel is stamped SOHEN-SUHL, engraved brass trigger guard and pommel. Lock action still registers and the octagon barrel measures 8", .54 bore with no rifling. All metal is gray patina with brown age freckling, overall in excellent condition. Total length 14 inches. With custom metal stand (entire piece stands 7 1/4” high. Not in functioning condition. Ex Willoughby, Ohio, collection. #AF2012: $1500 SOLD
18th Century Ottoman Flintlock Holster Pistol
This one comes from my own private collection! A great Ottoman flintlock holster pistol, 16" overall with slightly flared 10 1/2” .69 caliber smoothbore barrel. The top of the barrel covered with etched, engraved, and brass inlaid decoration. Lock also covered with brass inlay work with nice detail of gadrooned tail on the frizzen spring. All brass furniture with engraved decoration including crescent moon and stars on the butt cap and wrist escutcheon. The stock is excellent with nice patina but is broken/ split along the edges of the barrel on both sides for the last 3" of the forestock. Also a few small chips at the edge of the buttcap on the left side. A fine quality example and readily restorable. With custom metal stand (entire piece with stand measures 16”L x 3”W x 7.25”H, and weighs 4.64 lbs). A gorgeous display piece! Ex Heritage Auctions, Dallas, TX. Click any photo for expanded view! #AF2007: $1950
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Spanish, late 17th - early 18th century AD. Extremely rare signal cannon! Huge and heavy for the type. Cast of iron, this was used to communicate from ships to land, and worked just like a large cannon but smaller. Nice original patina. A true artifact from a Spanish galleon from the height of the treasure trade and piracy. Ex-Don Elder collection, Sarasota FL, acquired from a Texas estate. Very rare! Measures 10-3/4" long. This monster weighs 10 lbs! #AXSC4-12772: $825 SOLD
Spanish, late 17th - early 18th century AD. Extremely rare signal cannon! Cast of iron, this was used to communicate from ships to land, and worked just like a large cannon but in miniature. Excellent depiction of two crossed swords on top between the "lug" handles. Nice original patina. A true artifact from a Spanish galleon from the height of the treasure trade and piracy. Ex-Don Elder collection, Sarasota FL, acquired from a Texas estate. Very rare! Measures 3-3/4" long. #SC6-12774: $750 SOLD
Spanish, late 17th - early 18th century AD. Extremely rare signal cannon! Cast of bronze, this was used to communicate from ships to land, and worked just like a large cannon but in miniature. Nicely polished with excellent surfaces. Small "sight" grooves above fuse-hole and at tip of barrel. One "lug" handle broken off in antiquity. A true artifact from a Spanish galleon from the height of the treasure trade and piracy. Ex-Don Elder collection, Sarasota FL, acquired from a Texas estate. Very rare! Measures 3-7/8" long. #SC8-12773: $525 SOLD
Spanish Percussion Lock Belt Pistol, mid to late 18th century.
A fantastic and huge gun! Measures 14" long with 7 1/2" .65 caliber smoothbore octagon-to-round barrel. Engraved decoration where the barrel steps down to round. Gun very heavy and very "thick" overall. All brass furniture with the exception of the iron barrel band. Stock with checkered butt and incise carved rays emanating from the brass buttcap. Stock overall excellent with nice smooth patina and just one very old minor hairline under the lock, not effecting soundness. Incised carved decoration on the underside of the forestock. Overall completely untouched! Iron belt hook opposite the lock. The gun does not stay at cock but could easily be repaired. The ramrod is absent. Nice example of this novel ignition system! 13 1/2" (34 cm) long! AR-N2BK. Comes with custom metal stand! #52373: SOLD
Antique Flintlock “Pirate” Gun! Late 1700’s - early 1800’s.
This is a Spanish single-shot flintlock pistol with an engraved lockplate converted to a great percussion hammer in the form of a lion. The trigger guard, hammer, and the two pike designs under the barrel are engraved, and there is attractive cross-hatching on the grip. The owner's name, Juan Iribe is inscribed on the top of the barrel and the pistol is inscribed "1845" on the right side of the barrel. The flintlock is 13 in. long overall and the barrel is 7 inches long. This pistol is the type brought from Spain to Mexico and used out West in the mid 1800's. The hammer and trigger are in working order, and the pistol has a nice patina. There is no ramrod, and there is a thin crack on the right side of the wood side near the barrel and a small piece of wood missing from the left side near the muzzle, but they do not detract from the appearance of the gun. With custom metal stand. Classic "piratey" form! Ex Sarasota, FL collection.
#AF2014: $1800 SOLD
French Conversion Flintlock - Percussion Gendarme Pistol, Early 1800's
Wonderful French conversion pistol, starting life as a flintlock and having been converted to percussion in the mid 1800’s. It features a 5" .60 smoothbore barrel, single front band, maker marked lock. Left side of barrel is stamped 986. Left side of stock is lightly stamped 28G?.Tang is stamped A N ? Features all iron furniture. Metal is a dark, almost chocolate brown. Wood is excellent with some minor chipping at pommel. Comes with custom metal stand. ex Willoughby, OH collection. Classic "piratey" form! #AF2011: $1450 SOLD
European Conversion Flintlock - Percussion Pistol, Early 1800's.
Fantastic European conversion pistol, starting life as a flintlock and having been converted to percussion in the mid 1800’s. This high quality pistol features a 10 1/2" octagon barrel in .54 bore, iron furniture,incised and checkered full length stock and converted from flintlock to percussion. Hammer appears to be a period replacement. All metal is a dark gun metal gray with brown toning and age spotting overall. The stocks show scattered light abrasions, some larger areas of flattening of checkered stock and an old repaired crack on left side. Hammer will not cock. Nice overall appearance. Comes with custom metal stand. ex Willoughby, OH collection. A very large and impressive gun, with classic "piratey" form! #AF2013: $2100 SOLD
United States! Early Model 1819 Pistol
US M1819 SS Smoothbore .54 Caliber Pistol. Originally flintlock, converted to percussion by the Drum Method, manufactured by Simeon North, Middletown, Connecticut. Metal generally smooth and clean with nice proofs at barrel breech and good lock markings. There are scattered about a few areas of light pitting and a few minor dents. Lock-plate smooth and dark from case-hardening, the sliding safety absent. Wood really excellent with smooth, rich, patina, untouched. Inspector's cartouche, "V" and small hand carved letter D in wood opposite lock. Nice example of this early US issue pistol, primarily for mounted use. 15 1/2" long! #AF2006: PRICE REDUCED! $1800 SOLD