Royal Mail Coach Blunderbuss - Sell antique flintlock pistols
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Flintlock Blunderbuss 1790 For Sale - New Stock November 2022
A Scarce Early Royal Mail Coach Flintlock Blunderbuss by H.W. Mortimer. 29 ½” overall, 14" brass swamped barrel engraved ‘Mortimer, Gun Maker to His Majesty, London. No.40’, with proof marks and Mortimer barrel smith stamp to l/h side. Stepped flat lock plate with bolted safety engraved 'H. W. Mortimer’ with flat swan necked cock. Walnut full stock with brass furniture comprising butt plate, scroll shaped side plate, trigger guard and ramrod pipes. Horn tipped ramrod with a worm.
Blunderbuss in very good condition except muzzle has been filed to remove ‘For His Majesty’s Mail Coaches’ which would have been engraved around the muzzle.
See ‘Those Entrusted with Arms’ by Fred Wilkinson, chapter nine, page 254; and ‘Royal Mail Coaches an Illustrated History’ by F Wilkinson chapters 3, 5 and 10
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. Advertised ‘For the Inspection of the Curious, just finished, Three pair of Elegant Pistols, mounted in solid gold value 547 intended as a present to a foreign Prince’, 1784 (Morning Herald, 20 August). Registered mark as small worker at Goldsmiths Hall, 1798. Made gold-mounted firearms set with diamonds for the U.S. Government as present for Bey of Tunis, 1801-2. Member of Law Association Volunteers, provided their muskets, 1803. His own musket in Inns of Court Museum, London. Became H. W. Mortimer, Son & T. Mortimer. Retired, 1811. Died 1819.
Stock number 9005 £3,450
Chicago Palm Rimfire Pistol
A Rare Chicago Palm Rimfire Pistol. 5” overall, 1 ¾” .32 rimfire barrel. Nickel plated frame with Gutta Percha grips. The right side of the pistol is marked "Chicago Firearms Co. Chicago Ill." in a circle, the left side is marked "The Protector Pat. Mch. 6 83 Ave 29. 93," also in a circle. Seven shot action with Birmingham proofs on the rotor. The serial number ‘72448’ is marked on the inside of the frame, on the rotor and on the removable cover. Circa 1895. Pistol in very good near mint condition.
Invented by The Frenchman Jacques Turbaux of Paris in 1882 the Patent was purchased by Peter Finnegan of Austin, Illinois in 1892 who immediately formed the Chicago Firearms Company to produce this weapon to be launched at the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. Finnegan contracted the Ames Sword Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts to manufacture 15,000 pistols, however only 1,500 were produced in time for the exposition. Legal action ensued, and a settlement was reached. Eventually a total of 12,800 units were produced by Ames.
Stock number 9008 £1,995
20 Bore Percussion Single Barrelled Two Groove Rifle by Egg
A Good Cased 20 Bore Percussion Single Barrelled Two Groove Rifle by Joseph Egg & Sons London. 48 ½” overall, 32” octagonal barrel, mint two groove bore, adjustable fore sight, standing rear sight with four leaves. Signed ‘Joseph Egg & Sons’ on top flat with London proof underneath, and numbered ‘3222’. Patent breech, scroll engraved tang, walnut half stock chequered at wrist and fore end, with horn forend cap. Ebony ramrod, engraved lockplate signed ‘Joseph Egg & Sons London’, flat dolphin hammer, engraved iron furniture, trigger guard with pineapple finial and numbered ‘3222’.
Contained in its wooden relined case with nailed leather covering. Some accessories including leather cover Hawksley flask, cap tin, oil bottle and nipple key, reproduction label in case lid.Circa 1840. Good condition, re-browned barrels, very good bore.
Joseph Egg & Sons London 1 Piccadilly 1835-41
Stock number X2022 £2,495
Flat Blade Weapon - Prussian Naval Cutlass c1850
A Prussian Naval Cutlass. 32” overall, 26 ½” curved blade with wide fuller stamped ‘Solingen’ & a Beehive blade smith’s mark. Japanned iron half bowl guard. Brass mounted black leather scabbard with stamped ‘FC’ inspector’s stamps.
Circa 1850. In very good condition with much original lacquer. Blade with very good polish. Copy of a French 1833 pattern cutlass
Stock number X2023 £545