The purchase of a revolver seems to be a natural progression in the development of either reenactor or skirmisher. There are many replica cap and ball revolvers available, and they all seem to be available at one-time or another for about the price of a great coat. To this day, I don’t know why most of us bought that first pistol before we bought our first great coat, but that observation just seems to define the popularity of old time pistols. Even when I was reenacting with an Infantry outfit, most members had some sort of cap and ball revolver. Developing an accurate load for a cap and ball revolver is not an easy task. You wouldn’t think that six thousandths of inch makes much of a difference, but it can.
Philadelphia Deringer made by Henry Deringer. The original Philadelphia Deringer was a single-shot muzzleloading percussion cap pistol introduced in , by Henry Deringer. In total, approximately 15, Deringer pistols were manufactured. Barrel length varied from 1.
Buyers and sellers of antique swords, weapons and related artifacts. Fine and rare authentic antique swords, daggers & edged weapons from all corners of the world.
An exceptional example of a very rare 18th century war knife. This example measures 52cms tall excluding the lanyard loop. The blade is As Rawson notes, this weapon type is indigenous to the most westerly part of Mysore, the Curg or Coorg and the Malabar coast which is noted on page 49 of his work “The Indian sword”.
The Ayda Katti is thought to be one of the rarest edged weapons known. Elgood notes in “Firearms of the Islamic world”, Most were confiscated in response to an outbreak of violence near Malappuram in
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Amanda is a keen Artist and Art Historian with a particular interest in 19th-century art, especially the work of the Pre-Raphaelites. How to Find Out About Your Old Painting If you are reading this article, there’s a good chance that you may have an old painting at home which is a treasured possession that you’ve owned for years.
Alternatively you might be curious about something you have either inherited, or found in a thrift store, charity shop, car boot sale or junk shop. Maybe you have a work of art lying unwanted in the attic or garage, or stashed behind a wardrobe. Whatever the circumstance, the point is that you need to know more about your old picture or painting.
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Help welcome to antique militaria! British, German, European and worldwide items I have provided all kinds of arms and armour and military collectibles to both private customers, trade and museum clientele all around the world! The Pioneers were responsible for bridge-building, flame-thrower team, etc. This has pattern Bevo SS other ranks insignia and the lining is stamped ‘Maria Damm 57’ the 57 indicates size.
It has a 3. It fired a rim fire cartridge with a soft lead slug and a black powder load. Some 30, were made in various barrel lengths and other calibres, notably. The original owner must have been in a heavy artillery unit, as suggested by the obverse blade etching. These weapons were normally only worn when off duty, but in uniform. It has all the usual British inspector’s marks of the Solingen office, both on the pommel and blade.
The Federal army was microscopic at this time, perhaps only 30, strong, the numbers only gearing up for the Mexican War of The design is a direct copy of the British light cavalry sabre of the same era.
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This appears to be a private pattern, we have not been able to trace it in the pattern books all assistance welcome. The pattern is very detailed, both on the front and the back, we love these spoons. In addition to the soldier, complete with collar, the front has what could be an apple tree, the back has a shield unengraved, intended for family crest and a different flowering plant, with a stipple background.
The spoons and tongs are also great quality and a good weight, as one would expect from Elkington. All 7 pieces are clearly hallmarked, they also carry a registration mark “RD “, so Elkington protected the design. All the spoons are , the tongs are
Welcome to our Website. From flintlock pistols,muskets, percussion revolvers, military and sporting rifles, to de-activated guns- from swords, dirks, daggers and bayonets to arms and armour, from military uniforms, headgear and accoutrements, to scientific instruments and ephemera, our wide range of antique and vintage militaria encompasses items from the 16th to the 20th century.
Flintlock Longarms Click on image for a larger view. Very good swivel with its iron barrel-band and integral pivot with matching cross-bolt: The Regulation Model lock with a flat, beveled lockplate, its matching gooseneck hammer, original frizzen and teardrop finial frizzen-spring. Untouched, dark, steel surfaces with its original lock components and both of its sidebolts. Very good barrel with generally sharp contours, dark, untouched surfaces and a fine touch-hole.
Very good lock in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and very good timing. The stock with sharp contours, signs of extended Military usage, and the noted old repairs. Flared tip wooden ramrod with an old mended repair to its midsection. In overall very good original flintlock condition. The regulation pattern, round, pin-fastened, 42″, sighted,. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring, fine timing. Complete with its frizzen with curled tail, bridled powder-pan and teardrop finial frizzen spring.
Benjamin Willets of Birmingham, UK, w. In very good generally untouched condition with deeply russet toned surfaces, some scattered discoloration and pitting:
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White braid band a little grubby Patent leather black peak with brass edge. The pistol has a good working action. It has an overall grey patina.
Amanda is a keen Artist and Art Historian with a particular interest in 19th-century art, especially the work of the Pre-Raphaelites.
Antique Shells, Antique Rifle Ammunition, Antique Ammo Over the years, a lot of old cartridges and ammunition shells have been discovered at battlegrounds in the U. While some of them are used ammunition, others have remained in their original boxes and casings for decades. Depending on their ages, conditions, and rarity, they may be worth a substantial amount of money and considered very valuable by gun enthusiasts and collectors. Many firearms and antique collectors are willing to pay high prices to acquire rare antique ammo.
Most collectors go to auctions or antique stores to purchase antique ammunition, other collectors prefer to shop online. The Internet has a large number of antique gun stores that carry a wide range of vintage ammunition, and there are several stores that specialize in old ammo. Here is a list of websites that have great selections of antique ammo: This is the place to buy collectible and rare ammunition, including antique handgun and rifle cartridges, as well as shotgun shells.
RTG offers antique and obsolete cartridges and ammunition shells in original boxes. An extensive list of antique ammunition with boxes. A company that features a wonderful assortment of collectible ammo. Find antique shells and cartridges by famous manufacturers in this website. Online antique ammo store that provides lots of collectible cartridges and shotgun shells. Listing of collectible ammunition, including blanks, cartridges, ammunition shells, clips, and others.
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All the listings below are placed in good faith. TN2 5TE Specialist in antique needlework tools. Also stock button hooks, Tunbridge ware, cranberry glass and Doulton not character jugs or figures.
4th November – Fantastic shoot yesterday at Sotterley near Beccles – we have been very lucky with the weather this year, and apart from the need to add a layer from time to time as winter approaches its been gloriously sunny most times.
Many are sold before we have a chance to list them. Please email us with your exact request we probably have it or can get it. Click image for more details. This Viking era helmet was found in Central Europe at the turn of the century. It has been conserved to museum standards. Viking men generally would take their weapons to their burial with the belief that they would need them for the after life.
These type of helmets for hundreds of years were super rare. Open and closes as well as the day they were made. It is curently exibited in the Germanic National Museum in Nuremberg. This is a near identical Victorian reproduction that fooled even the experts.
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VIEW BASKET Welcome to our Website From flintlock pistols ,muskets, percussion revolvers, military and sporting rifles, to de-activated guns- from swords, dirks, daggers and bayonets to arms and armour, from military uniforms, headgear and accoutrements, to scientific instruments and ephemera, our wide range of antique and vintage militaria encompasses items from the 16th to the 20th century. We supply both original and reproduction items. Established in we traded from our shop in Harrogate until , and attended many Militaria Fairs over the years.
We set up out internet site to run concurrently with the Kings Road shop in , and in April closed the shop to become an internet business only.
Antique or decommissioned guns are being adapted by criminals amid a weapons shortage, according to the National Ballistics Intelligence Service.
Exempt are the following weapons leaving out items that are not relevant in this context: All firearms produced before January 1, c. Rifles, shotguns, revolvers, pistols and combination-firearms designed and destined to be loaded with: Rifles, shotguns and pistols not being revolvers designed and destined to be loaded with cartridges of which the propellant consists of black powder or only priming compound, except rimfire cartridges in caliber. Artillery pieces designed and destined to be loaded with loose projectiles and black powder, loose or in bagcharges The exemption mentioned in points c, d and e only applies to weapons produced before January 1, Only the obsolete ignition system of the cartridge is the deciding factor.
Specific types of weapons are mentioned in the law. That means that the exemption does not apply to other types of weapons. A pinfire rifle may be free but a pinfire trapgun is not, a muzzleloading cannon from the American civil war is free but a Gatling model is not. Norway[ edit ] In a new Norwegian firearms law re-defined an “antique” as any black powder firearm produced before , or one that is chambered in a caliber the Crown Norwegian Department of Justice considers obsolete.
Poland[ edit ] Firearms manufactured before that are separately loaded not using cartridges and replicas of such weapons, do not require a license. Switzerland[ edit ] Firearms manufactured prior to are considered exempt antiques under Article 2, alinea 3 of the Federal Gunlaw amendment United Kingdom[ edit ] In the United Kingdom, antique firearms are exempt from most controls, but the definition of “antique” in Section 58 2 of the Firearms Act is vague.
The pin is coming out very cleanly, thanks to a lead pad. The potential for damage is considerable! The trigger guard is backwards — just to confuse you! I got a nice little pistol in the post today to be fixed — not that it has much wrong with it — its an early flintlock pistol by TWIGG, first signature and first finial design, but very plain, although none the worse for that, and well made.
Probably made between and but I am uncertain what to call it. Maybe a small coach pistol, or one to have about the house in case personal protection was needed?
11th (Lonsdale Battalion) Border Regiment Cap Badge From the same family as the other example listed. This one appears to be in bronzed brass; I am quite sure this is a deliberate patination rather than a natural age-induced toning (compare the two badges side-by-side as illustrated).
The rifle is 7X65R cal. Also comes with a set of 20 ga shotgun bbls. These are all included in a case. The engraving on the frame is beautiful. It is well executed with some deep relief engraving on the bolsters and some very fine scroll on the sides and bottom. This was evidently a special order gun for someone since on the trigger guard in a small oval is the initials “APA”. Also on the pistol grip cap is an Elk escutcheon. High quality wood that appears to be French Walnut which would make sense since these where made in France.
A nice slim trim double rifle in a very good caliber. Double rifles are used a lot and are noted to be natural pointers and have a long history of use in places like Africa. The shotgun bbls are 20 ga for 3″ magnums.