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Flintlock Pistols by Nock London For Sale UK Antique Guns July 2021 New Stock

Flintlock Pistols by Nock London UK New Stock For Sale

A Superb Pair of Flintlock Officers Pistols by Nock. 15” overall, 9 ¼” 16 bore barrels: octagonal Nock’s Patent breeches, to round barrel engraved with a starburst, top flats of breeches engraved ‘H. Nock London’, barrel tangs florally engraved. Flat stepped lockplates engraved ‘Nock’, swan necked cocks plain with chamfered edges. Waterproof pans, rollers to frizzen springs, plain walnut full stocks with semi slab sided butts, single side nails.


Gilt brass furniture comprising trigger guards with pineapple finials, 2 ramrod pipes, horn tipped ramrods with worms. Barrels retained with round pins, in their original block leather holsters.
These pistols although severely plain are of the highest quality, pistols and holsters are in mint condition. Circa 1796-1800 - £9,995

Henry Nock London appointed gunmaker in ordinary to King George III 1789, died 1804


Stock number X1974 For more Flintlock Pistol photos click here

A Fine Rare Pair of Flintlock Toby Pistols by I. Backhouse

Flintlock Pistols Toby Pair UK Antique Guns for Sale Keith Neal and D.H.L. Back, Great British Gunmakers 1540-1740

7 ½” overall, 2 ¼” cannon turned turn-off barrels with London Proofs, foliate engraved breeches and tangs, small rounded lock plates engraved ‘I. Backhouse’. Swan neck cocks, engraved en suite, figured half stocks, globular butts, shaped engraved brass side-plates, and drop shaped triggers without guards. Circa 1715                        
Rare to find Toby pistols as pairs, very nice condition. Some old pitting to barrels, one fore end with a repair.

EX W. Keith Neal Collection, P570 Fine Antique Firearms from the W. Keith Neal Collection, 10 November 2005, lot 89.

See W. Keith Neal and D.H.L. Back, Great British Gunmakers 1540-1740, 1984, p. 383, pl. 159, colour plates XXV and XXVI

Stock number 8774 - £2,995 For more photos click here

A Rare Percussion Riviere Patent Sporting Rifle

48” overall, 32”octagonal 17 bore octagonal barrel, polygonal at the muzzle and rifled with ten spiral grooves, the breech signed along the top flat ‘Riviere Rifle Gun Maker London’ with three folding leaf back-sight, with London Proofs on under side, octagonal breech with two platinum lines and pierced engraved platinum plug, border engraved enclosed action decorated with an animal mask amid foliage, and with a lion-mask on the left side, the tang engraved 'Riviere Patent 165', dolphin hammer.

Percussion Riviere Patent Sporting Rifle ANTIQUE GUNS FOR SALE UK

Walnut figured half stock with chequered pistol grip and fore-end, the former with earlier silver lion mask pommel, the latter with border engraved steel cap decorated around the ramrod aperture, butt stamped '3207' along the bottom. Border engraved steel mounts comprising partly chequered butt plate decorated with two diamond shape marks each with starburst, triangular aperture for a peep sight, D-shaped trigger guard decorated with symmetrical foliage, trigger plate with engraved finial, adjustable set trigger, sling loops, tubular ramrod pipe, and brass mounted ramrod. Circa 1825.

In good condition, rebrowned barrel, engraving a little rubbed, bore near mint, ramrod a later replacement. Stock number 8771 More photos

Isaac Riviere was granted English Patent No. 5175 (for concealed percussion locks) in 1825. His lock was rejected by the Ordnance in 1834. He joined the H.A.C. in 1821, became a Captain in the Jäger Corps in which he served between 1833 and 1848, he died in 1851

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A Fine Blue & Gilt 1805 Naval Flag Officers Sword

37" overall, 32" spadroon blue & gilt blade engraved with Royal coat of arms, trophies of arms, trailing foliage and ‘John Gill’s Warranted’ in a ribbon. Gilt mounted with 'D' neo classical guard, fouled anchors on the langets, lions head pommel. Ivory grip with twisted gilt wire. In its original gilt and black leather scabbard with maker’s roundel ‘Johnson late Bland & Foster Sword Cuttlers & Belt Makers 68 St James St London’. With later Flag Officer suspension mounts with oak leaves and acorns.

Sword Circa 1810, Admirals mounts Circa 1825

Sword and scabbard in very good condition blue &gilt good, blade with original polish remaining.

John Gill 1803 to 1837 Johnson 1792 to 1832

Stock number 8781 £2,250

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A Very Good Cased Pair of Flintlock Officers Pistols by Ross of Edinburgh

13 ½” overall, 8" sighted octagonal barrels, engraved ‘Edinburgh’ on the top flat, platinum touch holes. Gold lined at false breeches, engraved tangs incorporating rear sights. Flat bolted lockplates engraved with military trophies, signed ‘Ross’. With waterproof pans, and rollers on steel springs,. Dark walnut full stocks with finely chequered butts, engraved iron trigger guards, with pineapple finials, single ramrod pipe, brass tipped ramrods.  In their baize lined mahogany case, with some accessories including three way flask, cleaning rod & bullet mould.
Circa 1820   
Very good quality pistols in mint unfired condition, retaining all original finish, case partly relined.

Daniel Ross, (known as Old Daniel) well known gunmaker and philanthropist, Born 1791, gunmaker at South Hanover Street, Edinburgh 1815- 1839, died 1871

Gifted the Ross Fountain to the people of Edinburgh - Stock number X1975 - For photos click here

A Very Rare Flintlock Blunderbuss Pistol by H W Mortimer

14 ½” overall, 8 ¼” two stage flared steel barrel, engraved ‘H. Mortimer London’ on the top flat, with London proofs and H.M. barrel smith’s mark, the tang florally engraved.  Stepped bolted lockplate, swan neck cock, roller on toe of the frizzen, signed in script ‘H Mortimer’.  Walnut full stock with raised carving around the apron, engraved silver escutcheon, with border engraved steel mounts comprising long eared stepped butt-cap, trigger guard decorated with a flower head on the bow and acorn finial, turned ramrod pipes, with horn tipped ramrod with worm. Circa 1772-83                                                                                             
In good condition, cock a working life replacement, minor pitting to barrel near touch hole.

A very fine and rare blunderbuss pistol by Mortimer, only a very few early pistols were signed ‘H. Mortimer’ he then used H.W. Mortimer. Blunderbuss pistols by H.W.Mortimer are very uncommon
Ex H. Lee Munson collection.
See The Mortimer Gun Makers 1753-1926 pages 27-28 and plates 33-37.
Harvey Walklate Mortimer, son of Samuel Mortimer, born 1753. Apprenticed to father 1772; free of Farriers Co. 1782; elected Assistant 1807. Gunmaker at Mr Greens ironmonger, 6 Kings Street., Lincolns Inn Fields, 1779; 89 Fleet Street. 1782-99. Appointed Gunmaker to George III 1783. Contractor to East India Co. 1796-1806. Specialised in repeating pistols and gold mounted guns for the Eastern market. Retired, 1811. Died 1819.  

A Royal Scots Officers Sword of Irish War of Independence Interest

41 ½” overall, 35” straight blade with broad fuller and spear point, engraved with ER VII cipher to one side and ‘Royal Scots’ to the other, with scrolling thistles and ‘Henry Wilkinson Pall Mall London’ and numbered 40950 on the spine. With pierced steel bowl guard of Scottish staff officer pattern with St Andrew behind a Saltair surrounded by thistles. Fish skin grip with twisted steel wire in it’s field service pattern scabbard. No 40950

Circa 1906                                                                             

Sold with many pages of research and a book on the history of MI5 and another on the Irish war of independence Click here for photos

A rare sword in very good condition, blade polish near perfect. Stock number   X1969 

Maldwyn Makgill Haldane - Nephew of Richard Haldane   Secretary of State of War, 1905-1912.
Haldane Reforms (Territorial Force) Lord Chancellor, 1912-1915

1st Viscount Haldane
Commissioned Royal Scots   04 January 1899
Captain, General Staff HQ Army   1909
Major, General Staff War Office, 1910
Major, War Office, 1914 (Declaration of War)
Major, Head of H Branch MI5 throughout the war (under Lt. Colonel Kell)
Lt. Colonel, 1st January 1918
Lt. Colonel, 1920, A Branch (Director of Administration) Ireland, Dublin Castle. The IRA guerrilla war 1920-22
Lt. Colonel, 1922, Director Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Belfast
Author of ‘History of the Fourth Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders

June 2021 Antique Guns and Armoury Stock - A Fine & Rare Flintlock Rifled Nock Light Cavalry Carbine

44" overall, 28" browned, sighted, round barrel with 7 groove rifling; Nock's patent octagonal breech with London proof marks, engraved 'London No 9' on the top flat, fixed block ‘V’ rearsight.  Rounded, bevelled, double border line engraved lockplate, engraved 'H.Nock' under the pan, rounded, double border line and foliate engraved, swan necked cock.  Walnut full stock with saddle bar and ring, full length split ramrod channel.  Brass furniture comprising butt plate, sideplate, trigger guard incorporating tail pipe, 2 ramrod pipes and forend cap; ramrod with swelling towards top, and the  other end with brass cap enclosing a wooden plug to prevent distortion of the ball on ramming.  Bow of trigger guard engraved 'C' over 'Y*C' (Cobham (Kent) Yeomanry Cavalry). Circa 1795 For more photos click here

A Rare Zulu War Pattern 1857 Officers Sword by Wilkinson of Pall Mall

41” overall, 35" straight spear pointed blade etched with owners name ‘Harry Parr’ in a ribbon and ‘Henry Wilkinson Pall Mall London’. Back edge stamped 22991. Steel hilt, the bowl of open work scrolled form with engraved foliage designs. Wire bound fish skin grip, with silver wire sword knot. Steel scabbard with pigskin leather cover, with steel drag

No. 22991 for 1879.                                                                                    

A very unusual and rare sword that must have been ordered for service in South Africa, the scroll hilt offered the best hand protection of any in British service and the leather covered scabbard as protection from burns in the tropical sun

In very good condition, plain blade with all original polish.

Sold with many pages of research and a copy of the Henry Parr book on the Zulu War. For more photos click here