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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Cased Pair of Devisme Style...

Cased Pair of Devisme Style Double Barreled...

Price $5,950.00

This is a wonderful matched pair of cased rifled double barrel Devisme style pistols. The following description applies to both pistols. The overall length is approx. 7". The 4" octagon 36 caliber barrels have strong bright, rifled bores. They feature a separate powder chamber that the bullet seats on top of. The barrels are finished in a brown Damascus pattern. They feature blow out plugs....

Cased Pair of Charles...

Cased Pair of Charles Lancaster All Metal...

Price $12,500.00

This very unusual pair of all metal percussion 69 caliber pistols are marked on the barrels CHARLES LANCASTER 151 NEW BOND ST LONDON. The locks are marked C. LANCASTER/LONDON. One pistol is numbered 1148 and the other 1149. The barrels show strong areas of their applied damascus type finish. Both barrels have very good smooth bores. There is a platinum blowout plug on the bolsters. Both...

Wonderful Cased Pair of...

Wonderful Cased Pair of Andrew Wurfflein...

Price $13,500.00

This cased pair of Andrew Wurfflein pistols of Philadelphia is exceptional in every way. The officer's type target pistols are in like new condition. They have approx. 6" rifled 36 caliber barrels with fine bores and strong rifling. The barrels have their original deep lustrous brown finish. The locks, hammers, breeches, and tangs are color case hardened. The German silver triggerguards,...

English Muff Pistol .36...

English Muff Pistol .36 Caliber (AH5874)

Price $950.00

Manufactured by James Beattle in London. Circa 1830's-1840's. The overall length is 5 1/4" and barrel length is 2". Top of barrel has makers markings. Trigger folds out when cocked. Very good plus overall condition.

Factory Cased and Engraved...

Factory Cased and Engraved Adams revolver (AH5870)

Price $6,950.00

This engraved Deane, Adams, & Deane .442 caliber percussion revolver has a 6.25" octagon barrel with DEANE ADAMS & DEAN MAKERS TO H.R.H. PRINCE ALBERT No. 30 KING WILLIAM STREET LONDON BRIDGE inscribed on the top flat. It has approx. 92% bright blue with only the butt cap turning blue/brown. The right side of the frame is marked ADAMS PATENT No. 10,523R. The barrel left oblique flat...

Rare British Underhammer...

Rare British Underhammer Percussion Pistol...

Price $2,475.00

Has no maker mark but has British proof marks under the barrel. Crown CP (final black powder proof for the smooth bored muzzle loader barrels. There is a crown over V, which is a final view mark for proof. Barrel length is 5 3/4" and overall length is 11". Caliber is .45 and barrel is smoothbore. Very unusual underhammer as the cocking knob is a better design so you can grasp it easier and...

Cased Pair of Westley...

Cased Pair of Westley Richards Large Bore...

Price $16,500.00

Very large bore (.75 cal) percussion pistols. These pistols are most likely for use in India on a Howdah. The large bore pistols are usually referred to as Howdah pistols. They were used as self-protection from tiger attacks, if the tiger attacked the Howdah by climbing on the elephant. These pistols are fitted with belt hooks for carrying on a belt rather than a holster. The pistols have...

National Arms No.2...

National Arms No.2 Derringer .41RF (AH5844)

Price $1,450.00

National Arms Co. .41 caliber single shot derringer. Action works perfectly. Bore has very strong rifling and some light corrosion in the grooves. Frame is factory silver plated, with approximately 90% of the silver with some tarnish. Barrel has approximately 30-35% silver plate. Grips are checkered wood and are near excellent. No chips, no cracks just a small bit of varnish worn on the...

Tryon Philadelphia Single...

Tryon Philadelphia Single Shot Spring Bayonet...

Price $1,650.00

Tryon Philadelphia Single Shot Spring Bayonet Pocket pistol. Approximately .45 caliber percussion. This pistol was apparently made for or ordered by Tryon, marked on left side of frame. The turn off barrel is Birmingham, England proofed, with the popular English folding trigger. Spring Bayonet works perfectly as does the folding trigger 3 5/8” Barrel and 7” overall, hammer has the sliding...

German Percussion Pistol...

German Percussion Pistol with Provision for...

Price $675.00

German Percussion Pistol with provision for shoulder stock. The overall length is approximately 17 ½”. The 11 ½” round approximately. 65 Caliber barrel with a fair rifled bore with rust, all metal is bright with dark staining. There is old rust at the barrel junction with the stock. The stock is fair with cracks on the left and right forend. The action does not hold cock. The number 42 is on...

English Transitional...

English Transitional Revolver by Lang (AH5648)

Price $2,750.00

English Transitional Revolver by Lang, Cockspul St. London. Percussion approximately .44 caliber, six-shot revolver. Barrel length 6” and overall length is 12”. In his book, The Handgun by Geoffrey Boothroyd describes the gas seal feature in which the cylinder moves forward when the hammer is cocked and engages the breech of the barrel so as to form a seal to keep burning gases from escape....

Lacy & Co. London...

Lacy & Co. London Percussion Single Shot Pistol...

Price $795.00
Lacy & Co. London Percussion Single Shot Pistol. Caliber 65, smoothbore. Large caliber pistols such as this were marketed as “Manstopper pistols. During the 1840 to 1880 period. Action works perfectly. Action has a safety notch to keep the cock from contacting the percussion nipple and full cock position. Barrel is 4” long and overall length is 9 ½”. Stock is solid with no chips or cracks. This...
Tryon Philadelphia Muff...

Tryon Philadelphia Muff Pistol (AH5735)

Price $795.00
Tryon Philadelphia Muff Pistol. .36 Caliber. Receiver has scroll engraving with Tryon marked on one side and Philadelphia on the other. Frame and barrel both have British proofs. Action and drop-down trigger work perfectly. Grip is finely checkered. A handsome Muff pistol. This is the only Tryon marked Muff pistol we have ever owned.
Tryon .44 Caliber Belt...

Tryon .44 Caliber Belt Pistol (AH5723)

Price $1,750.00
Tryon .44 Caliber Belt Pistol. Approximately 5 ¾” octagon smooth bore barrel with good bore. Bright metal with light staining. Oval German silver on left with No 21 engraved on it. The stock is fine with no cracks or chips. The barrel is marked “Tryon-Philada”. The lock is marked Tryon. The barrel is wedge-fastened. The iron ramrod is held by swivels under the barrel. The action functions...
Pair of British Brass...

Pair of British Brass Barrel Pistols Converted...

Price $1,695.00
Pair of British Brass Barrel Pistols Converted from Flintlocks. .54 Caliber guns with 6 ½” barrel. Barrels and frame are all brass. Grips are good. One gun has an original grip and the other is replacement. This gun has been converted to percussion using original flintlock hammers. Very interesting pair!
British Percussion Pistol...

British Percussion Pistol by Trulock (AH5354)

Price $995.00
British Percussion Pistol by Trulock. 5 ½” Barrel in .45 caliber. Very nice gun with an exceptional barrel. Lock is marked Trulock and is a drum conversion from flintlock. Barrel is a Middle Eastern barrel with a Damascus pattern. The barrel is decorated with silver and niello. Wood is very good.
British Pair of Small Muff...

British Pair of Small Muff Pistols (AH5320)

Price $2,650.00
British Pair of Small Muff Pistols. This is an elegant set with original case. These are folding trigger pistols. Approximately .35 caliber (single shot) turn off barrels. Barrel length 1 3/8”. Overall length 4 ¾”. Locks are fire blue. Frames are fire blue. Frames are broad leaf scroll engraved. Frames are “German Silver”. Grips are perfect with all checkering perfect. Action works perfectly....
British Boxlock Percussion...

British Boxlock Percussion Pistol (AH5307)

Price $695.00
British Boxlock Percussion Pistol. 5” Octagon barrel in 52 caliber. German silver frame is engraved. Grips are checkered and in good condition though checkering shows wear. Action works weil.
A.W. Spies Marked English...

A.W. Spies Marked English Boxlock Pistol (AH5257)

Price $495.00
A.W. Spies Marked English Boxlock Pistol. .41 Caliber with a 3 5/8” octagon barrel. Nice muff pistol with a German silver frame that is engraved. Barrel is marked “London”. Top of frame is marked “A W Spies/London”. Grips are checkered and show wear. There is a cap trap in the butt. A.W. Spies was a prolific gun dealer in the 1850s and 1860s.  
Unmarked .36 Caliber...

Unmarked .36 Caliber Percussion (AH5178)

Price $795.00
Unmarked .36 Caliber Percussion.  Percussion underhammer saw hande pistol. Also known as a “Boot Pistol”. Barrel length is 6”. Probably made circa 1850. Barrel is engraved on top flat and side flats with very interesting crypt Designs. Barrel is half round and half octagonal. The action works perfectly. The stock is made of Briar we think. The grip is surrounded by a strip of brass that begins...