Pistol / Hand GunsRevolverUsed£ 400 ONO
I'm slimming down my collection, so here are various antique pistols & revolvers, mostly wild west era, together with vintage holsters I've paired them with.
Most are obsolete calibres (section 58.2); some deactivated. Prices include postage. Fair offers considered, especially if you're interested in multiple guns...
CONTEMPORARY KNOCK-OFF OF THE SMITH & WESSON MODEL 3 (1870s-80s)
Probably Belgian; unknown .44 calibre (maybe .44 S&W American or .44 Russian). Very nice horn grips. 6" Barrel spuriously marked "SPRINGHEAD V.K. NEW YORK" (in imitation of S&W's address in Springfield MA). Deactivated with filled chambers, working action and ejector; certificate included.
£600 + £50 for holster (Brauer Bros H7, 1950s-60s)
UNITED STATES ARMS CO. SUICIDE SPECIAL
This is from the popular "suicide specials" genre of solid frame, spur-trigger pocket revolvers dating to the 1870s-80s. Octagonal 3" barrel, nickel finish with smooth walnut bird's head grips. It's a five-shot .38 rimfire and comes with a set of scarce inert rounds. The firing pin has been neatly filed off (as an ad hoc or pre-cert deactivation), so it can dry fire without damaging the inerts.
£400 + £30 for holster (Hunter 1100B 7, 1960s-70s)
IVER JOHNSON ECLIPSE DERRINGER
Nickel finished spur trigger pocket pistol in .32 rimfire. "3 barrel, pivots sideways to load. Wooden grips (possibly replacement) with light ink stains on one side. Unmarked but I belive it to be a rare Iver Johnson Eclipse model (1860s), about half of which were produced unmarked (according to Flayderman's collectors guide).
SMITH & WESSON HAMMERLESS SAFETY REVOLVER (1890s)
Alias the "lemon squeezer" due to it's safety grip (the trigger won't pull unless the grip is squeezed). Five-shot .38 S&W calibre. Stripped of its original finish and with an (old) replacement set of wooden grips. Old spec decactivation with clear chambers, and comes with a set of inert cartridges as well as the deactivation certificate. This is double action but the trigger return spring is broken so you need to nudge the trigger back after each dry fire. I've removed the broken spring and will include this. A gunsmith could make a replacemnt or import one (it's a stock part in the USA).
£400 + £30 for holster (Red Head 204 DB 4, 1970s-80s)
SMITH & WESSON MODEL 10 WW2 SERVICE REVOLVER
Early 1940s Lend-Lease manufacture for the British military. "6 barrel, blued finish and walnut grips; .380 calibre. Provided with both its original checkered grips (which have the matching serial numbers) and with some smooth grips (similar vintage). Deactivated with filled chambers and working action in good condition; certificate included.
£400 + £40 for holster (Brauer Bros H21, 1950s-60s)
BULLDOG STYLE PINFIRE REVOLVER - NOW SOLD...Read full description