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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Beautiful Constable of...

Beautiful Constable of Philadelphia Dueling...

Price $3,295.00

Made circa 1845-1850. 50 caliber with a 7 ½” barrel. This gun was made by Richard Constable of Philadelphia. He was a gun maker and seller from 1817 -1851. This gun is one of his later guns with the back action lock. Barrel is very fine with most of the original brown....

Confederate Leech & Rigdon...

Confederate Leech & Rigdon Revolver (AH6657)

Price $35,000.00

Serial 1461. Made in early 1864. 36 caliber with a 7 ½” barrel. This is the highest serial number known. The metal has been cleaned, but remains reasonably sharp. There is some pitting throughout the gun. Grips are very good. All numbers match. The bottom of the grip has a “WH” cartouche. Action works well. This gun has been in several major collections over the last 60 years. This gun comes...

Beautiful Pair of...

Beautiful Pair of Philadelphia Dueling Pistols...

Price $16,500.00

Circa 1840. 50 caliber with 9 ½” barrels. Beautiful guns in excellent condition. Barrels has almost all of their original brown finish. The top of each barrel “J. E. EVANS/ PHILADa” Locks hand upper tang are beautifully engraved and case hardened with all their original finish. Trigger guards have original high luster blue. Guns come in an original case that is in excellent...

English Saw Handle Pistol...

English Saw Handle Pistol by Richards (AH6314)

Price $3,150.00

Percussion target pistol. Bore is .60 caliber. Barrel is 8.5" with Birmingham proofs. Overall length is 14". Lock has a sliding safety. Action works properly. The trigger is adjustable. Stock has only a few very minor handling marks. A well made pistol!

Pair of English Travelers...

Pair of English Travelers Pistols by Manton...

Price $6,995.00

Pair of very fine English made percussion pistols. Top of barrel flat is marked "Manton London". Barrels are octagonal and have a fine Damascus pattern. The bores are .65 caliber. Overall length is 11". Pistols have a captive ramrod and a belt hook. The frames are engraved in a floral scroll motif as is the trigger guard bow. Stock is finely checkered. Actions work properly. Manufactured...

Extremely Rare Calisher &...

Extremely Rare Calisher & Terry Pistol-Carbine...

Price $25,000.00

This is the only Calisher & Terry percussion pistol-carbine we know of. It is complete with its attachable shoulder stock. The overall length with the stock is approx. 27"; without approx. 16.5". The approx. 10.5" round 54 caliber barrel has an excellent bore with bright, strong rifling. The barrel has a post and blade front sight and a fixed notch with two leaves rear sight. All the...

Cased Pair of French...

Cased Pair of French Percussion Pistols (AH6388)

Price $3,250.00

This complete cased set of French percussion folding trigger pistols is very interesting. The pistols have an unusual swinging barrel system that is released by a button on the bottom forward projection. While they are unmarked, they have French characteristics and workmanship and the case inside liner is marked COLLIN, A ROUEN. The overall length is approx. 7.25". The 3.25" octagon to round...

Over/Under Percussion...

Over/Under Percussion Pistol by Venables (AH6348)

Price $1,150.00

English over/under percussion pistol with rotating barrels. Pistol was manufactured by Venables of Oxford. Caliber is approximately .45 for both barrels. Barrel is 3.25" and overall length is 7.5". One barrel is marked "Venables" the other is marked "Oxford". Frame and trigger guard are very well engraved with scroll/ broad leaf. Barrels rotate simply by putting hammer in half cock and...

Double Barrel Rifled...

Double Barrel Rifled Percussion Pistol (AH6319)

Price $1,550.00

This double barrel percussion pistol is unmarked but is most likely French. The overall length is approx. 13.5". The 8" round approx. 50 caliber rifled barrels have very good bores with frosting in the grooves. The barrels are bright with light roughness. There is a silver band at the patent breech. The locks, hammers, breech top, and tang feature decorative engraving. The locks and hammers...

Durrs Egg Percussion...

Durrs Egg Percussion Greatcoat Pistol (AH6296)

Price $2,250.00

The overall length of this Durrs Egg percussion greatcoat pistol is approx. 12". The 6 7/8" octagon 65 caliber smooth bore barrel has a good bore with light roughness. The barrel is bright with much of its damascus pattern showing. The top of the barrel is marked D. EGG PALL MALL LONDON. There is a small brass post front sight and a notched block rear sight. The breech, barrel tang, lock,...

Percussion Pistol by...

Percussion Pistol by Thomson (AH6157)

Price $1,250.00

Scottish made percussion pistol by Thomson. Lock plate is marked "Thomson" and barrel flat is marked "Edinburgh". Bore is .50 caliber. Barrel is 6" and overall length is 10". Lock is a "bar in the wood" design, generally considered to be a strong construction method. The action works perfectly. The pistol have leaf scroll engraving on the various parts. Pistol has a captive ramrod. The back...

English Saw Handle...

English Saw Handle Percussion Pistol by Manton...

Price $5,250.00

Very fine English pistol by Manton of London. Frame is all metal. Damascus barrel is 5.25" and has a beautiful pattern. Overall length is 9.5". Bore is .50 caliber and is counter bored at the muzzle for easy loading of a .50 caliber ball. The frame is German silver with a light gold hue that really works very well with the Damascus barrel! The frame is elegantly engraved in a motif of broad...

British Rotating Percussion...

British Rotating Percussion Pistol .45 Caliber...

Price $850.00

Pistol has Birmingham proofs and no makers name. The cock, frame and trigger guard box are all very well engraved and well cut, none of that light surface engraving that lacks inspiration. The stock is very good with nice sharp checkering. Good quality.

Percussion Pistol by...

Percussion Pistol by Richardson (AH6230)

Price $1,175.00

English percussion pistol by Richardson of London. Barrel is 5.5" and is marked "London" on flat. Bore is approximately .45 caliber. Pistol is very attractive with German silver mounts. The lock plate and trigger guard bow are engraved in a flowing fronds. The stock is very good with no cracks or chips. The bottom of the stock at the butt has a small trap for percussion caps. A fine example...

Pair of Cannon Muzzle...

Pair of Cannon Muzzle Percussion English...

Price $6,500.00

This is a very nice pair of cannon muzzle, turn-off barrel, center hammer, wire-decorated stocks with grotesque head butt cap percussion pistols by Freeman of London. The overall length is approx. 12". The 5" round 58 caliber smooth bore turn-off barrels feature a cannon muzzle, three decorative bands, London proofs, and a lug for the barrel wrench. They are polished bright and have...

J. Blanch & Son Percussion...

J. Blanch & Son Percussion Pistol (AH6315)

Price $975.00

Side by side .60 caliber percussion pistol. Barrels are 4.5", marked "J. Blanch & Sons Grace Church St. London" and overall length is 8.5". The action works properly. Frame and cocks are engraved. The stock is very good. The buttcap has a trapdoor for extra percussion caps. Ramrod is a friction fit under the barrels. John Blanch & Sons worked from 1822-1899.

Belgian Folding Trigger...

Belgian Folding Trigger Percussion Muff Pistol...

Price $1,150.00

This is a very high quality Belgian turn barrel, folding trigger percussion muff pistol. The overall length is approx. 6". The approx. 2.5" octagon 49 caliber barrel has a good bore with light erosion. Looking at the muzzle, one would think it is rifled but the false rifling is cut straight and only extends about .5". The barrel and all metal is bright. The exterior of the barrel is...

Swedish Naval Percussion...

Swedish Naval Percussion Belt Pistol (AH5920)

Price $2,550.00

This Swedish Navy belt hook percussion pistol is an alteration of an earlier Swedish flintlock Naval pistol to percussion. It is similar to the Swedish Model 1845 Navy pistol. The overall length is approx. 16.75". The approx. 9.5" octagon to round 63 caliber smooth bore barrel has a fine bore with some roughness toward the chamber. There is a wedding band approx. 4.25" from the muzzle. The...

Percussion Coat Pistol by...

Percussion Coat Pistol by Mills (AH6362)

Price $1,075.00

Coat or travelers pistol .65 caliber. Barrel is 4.25" and overall length is 8". William Mills is listed as a gunmaker in London. Pistol has a captive ramrod. The nose cap at the ramrod swivel is pewter. Lock, trigger guard and breech plug are engraved. The grip is finely checkered. Action works perfectly. This pistol has a good looking profile with grip curved in what the French call...

American Percussion Pistol...

American Percussion Pistol (AH6130)

Price $750.00

Flintlock pistol converted to percussion. Lock is marked Lane & Read Boston. The barrel is marked US over JH. We assume this barrel, from a US martial pistol, was married to the stock and lock during the period of use. To top it off the grip has the sharp angle that is French Empire style. The hammer holds half and full cock perfectly. Barrel is 8.5" and overall length is 14". Butt cap...