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    £ 1,450

    Patrick Of Liverpool .700” Bore Percussion Holster Pistol To The Liverpool River Police. .700 inches Muzzleloader

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    Patrick Of Liverpool  .700” Bore Percussion Holster Pistol To The Liverpool River Police. Pistol / Hand Guns
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    • Patrick Of Liverpool  .700” Bore Percussion Holster Pistol To The Liverpool River Police. .700 inches  Muzzleloader
    • Patrick Of Liverpool  .700” Bore Percussion Holster Pistol To The Liverpool River Police. .700 inches  Muzzleloader for sale in United Kingdom
    • Patrick Of Liverpool  .700” Bore Percussion Holster Pistol To The Liverpool River Police. .700 inches  Muzzleloader for sale

    AS FOUND UN-MESSED WITH, RARE, Victorian English C1860’s Patrick Of Liverpool .700” Bore Percussion Holster Pistol To The Liverpool River Police. Sn 14055 - 14055

    The River Mersey has borne silent witness to much over the years, non more so than during the American Civil War, the North of England supported the Confederacy due to its reliance on the Cotton producing South. So in addittion to the normal lawlessness one would associate with a Seaport the size of Liverpool, there was the intrigue associated with the support of the Confederate States of America (The CSA Embassy was in Rumford Place, Liverpool 2) including the Smuggling of General goods and the illegal transportation of Gunpowder. At a meeting of the Liverpool Borough Police Watch Committee on the 12th January 1865, upon the recommendation of the Head Constable, the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company agreed to fund a River (Mersey) Police. The River Police was formed in June 1865, with the responsibility of patrolling the river itself. Its initial strength consisted of one Inspector, three Sergeants and thirteen Constables. The main duties of the New Force related to the movement of Cargo and Policing of general movement of Seamen, Cargo and Explosives. Volatile Explosives and ammunition would be removed by the River Police and would be taken to the Magazines at New Brighton. Although a part of the Borough Police, the officers of the River Police wore a separate distinctive Badge and collar dogs. These would be worn on a Naval style double breasted reefer coat. The main working uniform of men was normal uniform issue trousers and a thick Naval Pullover with the Police logo and in some instances the officers number thereon. The role of the River Police was a dangerous one as the duties entailed weaving in and out of the shipping lanes, boarding moving boats and the rescue of persons in distress. This is a rare .700” bore percussion holster pistol marked to the Liverpool River Police. It is 15 ½” overall with a 9" round steel barrel. The barrel has black powder proof marks and it has a clean smooth bore with no pitting. It has a heavy Dolphin hammer and brass furniture. The side plate is engraved by the manufacturer 'Patrick Warranted' (Jeremiah Patrick was an English Liverpool based Gunsmith between - Click here to reveal phone number - The business was then taken on by Edward Patrick between - Click here to reveal phone number - & finally by Ann Patrick into the mid 1800’s. The top of the barrel is crisply engraved ‘River Police Liverpool’ and one side of the brass butt cap is engraved ‘B/17’ (weapon number or Police designation). The pistol is as found and un-messed with. As is common with these pistols its ram rod is absent. The metal has no damage and even patina. The wood has just the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. The price for this nicely marked historic River Police pistol includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion pistol no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 14055
    £1,450.00
    £ 1,450
    Category:Pistol / Hand Guns
    Subcategory:Muzzleloader
    Condition:Used - Good condition for age
    Price:£ 1,450
    Sale type:Trade
    Make:Patrick Of Liverpool
    Calibre:.700 inches
    Model:.700” Bore Percussion Holster Pistol To The Liverpool River Police.
    Manufactured Year:Victorian
    Antique:yes
    Certificate:No Licence - Antique/Obsolete Calibre - Section 58 (2) Firearms Act 1968
    Barrel length:9 inches
    Overall length:15 1/2 inches
    Your reference:14055
    Gun Status:Activated
    Recommended Usage:Collection item
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    Patrick Of Liverpool  .700” Bore Percussion Holster Pistol To The Liverpool River Police. .700 inches  Muzzleloader
    Patrick Of Liverpool .700” Bore Percussion Holster Pistol To The Liverpool River Police. .700 inches Muzzleloader
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