Percussion Pistols

Black Powder Percussion Cap Pistols

When it comes to rare and historic percussion cap pistols, our inventory of black powder percussion pistols is sure to satisfy even the most demanding collector. We offer singles and pairs from the New Word, Old World, and Asia, from pocket pistols to duelers to horsemans and everything in between. We're always updating our inventory, so visit our new arrivals page frequently.

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Rare Pistol Katar (AH8711)

Rare Pistol Katar (AH8711)

Price $5,950.00

NSN. Blade made late 18th Century and Guns added in 1840s-1850s. Very rare combo weapon. Most of the one you see are 20th century fabrications. This one is original. The Katar is 17” in total length. Each gun is 44 caliber.

Bacon Bar Hammer Single...

Bacon Bar Hammer Single Shot Pistol (AH8729)

Price $250.00

Serial number 16. Made circa 1852-1858. 31 caliber with a 2” barrel. This gun has a light gray patina with spots of pitting. Frame still shows Most of the engraving.

New England Underhammer...

New England Underhammer Percussion Pistols...

Price $595.00

Made circa 1840s -1850s. 36 caliber with a 6 ½” barrel. This gun has a dark brown patina. The grip has aa pointed butt profile edged in brass. There is one small crack that extends to both sides of the grip. The action works perfectly. These guns were made primarily in Vermont, but also the rest of the New England area. This gun is unmarked.

Beautiful Set of Percussion...

Beautiful Set of Percussion Pistols w/ Johan...

Price $7,950.00

Made circa 1840. 50 caliber with a 10 ½” barrels. This is a very interesting set of Pistols. The barrels are marked and made by Johan Christoph Kuchenreiter (1755 -1818) who was one of the most famous and highly regarded Bavarian Gunsmiths. These barrels are top quality with a silver inlays and the signature horse and rider maker sink finished in a Damascus patterned brown....

Belgian Over/Under...

Belgian Over/Under Percussion "Howdah" Pistol...

Price $2,500.00

1850's vintage large bore (.70) over./under percussion pistol with 7.75" barrels. The barrels are browned and show a damascus pattern. The locks are engraved and have a gray patina. The stock is very good. A good looking piece.

Beautiful Cased Pair of...

Beautiful Cased Pair of James Purdey Percussion...

Price $37,500.00

Serial number 1902 & 1903. Made in1829-1830. 45 caliber with 9 ½” barrels. This pair is in excellent condition as English refinished with 95% of the brown on the barrels. Excellent case colors remain on the lock, breech plug, tang and butt cap. Almost all of the trigger guards are covered in high luster blue. The stocks are excellent with nice sharp checkering. These...

Beautiful Cased Pair of...

Beautiful Cased Pair of French Percussion...

Price $10,500.00

Made circa 1850s. 44 caliber with a 9 ½” barrels. These guns are in excellent condition. One gun is in better condition than the other with almost of of the finish on the barrels. The other gun has flaking and rates roughly at 60% of the original blue. The stocks are ebony and nicely carved. This gun is in a beautiful case lined in lilac velvet. All of the accessories are very fine with one...

Beautiful Cased Pair of...

Beautiful Cased Pair of Hungarian Percussion...

Price $12,500.00

Made circa 1850s.50 caliber with a  9 ½” barrel. Both guns are in excellent condition with 95% of the original blue finish on the barrel. The locks trigger guards and butt caps are beautifully engraved and finished in French gray. The top of the barrel is maker marked “Kirner es Fia Pesten” This gun comes with all of the accessories in a beautiful burl wood case.

Pair of Pattison percussion...

Pair of Pattison percussion pistols .65 caliber...

Price $3,500.00

Pistol No.1 NSN, circa 1850, 9" octagonal demcaus barrel marked "N.L. VADY". Barrels original brown finish is very good with light surface oxidation noted. Case coloring is very prominent on breech,hammer and lock plate. Lock plate is marked "Pattison" with floral engraving noted rear of hammer, hammer and breech. Stock is very good with light handling marks present. Edges remain sharp along...

Beautiful Cased Pair of...

Beautiful Cased Pair of French Percussion...

Price $14,500.00

Made circa 1850.46 caliber with a 10” barrels. These guns are in excellent condition with 95% of the original blue on the barrel. The lock, tang and breech plug and butt caps are very finely engraved and case hardened. The wood is nicely figured and shows light handling marks. The checkering is nice and sharp. The trigger guards have all of the original blue. The interior of the case is very...

Cased Gastinne Renette...

Cased Gastinne Renette Pistol(AH8501)

Price $9,500.00

NSN. Mase circa 1840. 45 caliber with a 10 ½”: barrel. The blue on the barrel rates at 99% as restored. The lock, breech plug, trigger guard and butt cap are all nicely engraved. The ebony stock is beautifully carved. This gun comes in a very fine case with the Gastinne- Rennette markings. All accessories are excellent.

Beautiful Belgian Cased Set...

Beautiful Belgian Cased Set of Target Pistols...

Price $10,500.00

NSN. Made circa 1840. 52 caliber with 9 ½” barrels. The barrels has a deep Damascus patter finished in French gray. The lock, hammer, tang and breech plug are all nicely engraved. Woof is very good. These guns come in their original box. There ar two places for pistols that have the profile of one of Devisme’s Designs. The barrels have Liege proof marks. The top of the...

Very Fine Cased Pair of...

Very Fine Cased Pair of Percussion Pistols by...

Price $6,995.00

NSN. Made circa 1820. 55 caliber bores with 8” barrels. These officer pistols were made by the French gunsmith Fatou. He worked in Paris from 1780-1798 when he moved to the Versailles shop and worked under Nicholas Noel Boutet until 1805. He was active to approximately 1830. These guns are in near new condition as restored. The barrels are browned and inlaid in Gold around...

Very Fine Cased Set of...

Very Fine Cased Set of Percussion Pistols by...

Price $12,500.00

NSN. Made circa 1830. 52 caliber with 7 ½” barrels. These are very well made, high quality pistols by one of the best makers. These guns are both in very similar condition with approximately 50% of the brown striped finish the barrels. Both barrels were cleaned at some time. The trigger guards have the majority of the original blue. The stocks are very fine with minor...

Very fine Cased Savage...

Very fine Cased Savage Revolving Firearms...

Price $14,500.00

Serial number 1957. Made circa 1860s. 36 caliber with a 7” barrel. Gun has approximately 80% of the original blue finish. This gun is in a French fitted period dealer case. Very attractive set!

Beautiful Cased Pair of...

Beautiful Cased Pair of Westley Richards (AH8480)

Price $10,950.00

NSN. Made circa 1845. 50 caliber with a 8” barrels. These guns are in very fine condition with 70% of the brown finish. The trigger guard has almost all of the original blue finish. The locks still have over have the case colors. The barrels have been sleeved. Wood stocks are excellent.  The case is very fine. The label is clear and complete. The interior is...

Very Fine Pair of...

Very Fine Pair of Percussion Pistols by...

Price $22,500.00

Made circa 1830. 60 caliber with 10” barrels. Nicholas Noel Boutet was the finest French gunsmith of his time and possible ever. These pair of pistols were made towards the end of his career and were made in percussion. The barrels are swamped and have gold inlaid. The barrels are hand inscribed “Boutet, Director Artiste” and...

Belgian copy of a British...

Belgian copy of a British Model 1842 Percussion...

Price $1,295.00

NSN, circa 1840's, .54 caliber, 6" round barrel. Barrel and other iron parts have been lightly cleaned with spotted areas of oxidation visible. Barrel is Liege marked with "IG:JUST" stamped on the top. Stock has been lightly cleaned with varnish added. Bolt hook is marked "IR". Action holds at half and full cock. 

Massachusetts Arms Wesson &...

Massachusetts Arms Wesson & Leavitt Belt Model...

Price $3,995.00

Serial number 906. Made in 1851. 31 caliber with a 6” barrel. Very fine condition with a bluish brown patina. Good case colors remain on the factory engraved frame. Grips are excellent.