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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Pietta 1851 Navy .44 Cal...

Pietta 1851 Navy .44 Cal (BP112)

Price $299.95

SN: 636324. Modern percussion black powder Single action revolver with 7.5" octagonal barrel and brass receiver. Overall excellent condition. Comes with box.

Allen & Thurber Bar Hammer...

Allen & Thurber Bar Hammer Double Action .36...

Price $695.00

SN: 71. Single shot bar hammer percussion pistol with 3" turn off barrel. The barrel is marked "1837," "Cast Steel," "71" and "patented." The grips are very good mellow ivory. The metal has even brown patina and visible engravings on the side plates.

French Officers Holster...

French Officers Holster Pistol (AH6741)

Price $6,750.00

SN: None. French percussion pistol marked "Manufacture at Versailles" on the side plate. Has 8.5" barrel with multi-groove rifling. The left side of the barrel flat is marked " Boutet Directuer Artiste". The stock is in good condition with excellent grip checkering. The Checkering is likely over the original checkering. Overall very fine condition. Boutet was the Gunmaker to King Louis XVI.

New England Underhammer...

New England Underhammer Pistol .36 Cal (AH8054)

Price $450.00

SN: None. Single shot underhammer pistol with 9.25" barrel. The rifling is is good, the stock is very good. The hammer holds full cock. The pistol has no visible markings. The metal is an even brown patina.

U.S. Model 1842 Boxlock...

U.S. Model 1842 Boxlock Navy Pistol .54 Cal...

Price $1,995.00

Mexican-American War era United States Navy pistol with 6" barrel. Made by N.P. Ames in Springfield Massachusetts 1844 and marked on the lock plate. The barrel is marked USN 1845 RCP. The ramrod and bridle are excellent. The metal has a mix of gray and brown patina. The hammer holds on half and full cock. The stock is excellent. Overall a very good example.

English Muff Pistol (AH6135)

English Muff Pistol (AH6135)

Price $595.00

Circa 1830's. Single shot pistol. Locks are marked "Stocker" and "Yeovil". Action works properly. Barrel is 2". Very good overall condition.

English Muff Pistol (AH5992)

English Muff Pistol (AH5992)

Price $395.00

Circa 1830's. Single shot pistol. Barrel is 2.75" and has London proofs on bottom. Action needs work. Nipple is missing. Fair overall condition.

Blunt & Syms Single Shot...

Blunt & Syms Single Shot Side Hammer Percussion...

Price $995.00

Unusual example that does not conform to any of the models shown in Flaydermans. 45 caliber with a 5 ½” barrel. Mostly a gray patina on the metal surfaces. The forearm on this gun goes full length where as the ones in flaydemmans only have the forearm running half length. The grip is very good and also differs from the examples...

Pair Of Percussion Pistol...

Pair Of Percussion Pistol Used in the Play The...

Price $2,495.00

This shadow box features a US model 1836 and a US model 1816 that was used in the play The Rivals by Joseph Jefferson as the character Bob Acres. The Rivals  was a play by Richard Brinsley Sheriden.  Joseph Jefferson performed his roles circa the 1890s.

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...

Belgian Percussion Dueling...

Belgian Percussion Dueling (AH2263)

Price $2,650.00

Belgian Percussion Dueling pistol in approximately .50 caliber. Has 9.5 " barrel and measures 16" overall. Beautiful pistol with 98-99% high polish original blue, excellent carved stock and finely engraved lock and furniture.

Austrian Percussion...

Austrian Percussion Horseman's Pistol (AH3255)

Price $3,495.00

Austrian Horseman's Pistol by Caspar Zellner of Salzburg, Circa 1680-1700. Gun was converted to percussion at a later period. The name Houel on the lock is that of a French gun maker working approximately 1725. Gun was a flintlock and possibly the Houel name is of...

Spanish Miguelet Percussion...

Spanish Miguelet Percussion Pistol .72 caliber...

Price $1,650.00

Spanish Percussion .72 caliber pistol. Miguelet Lock Belt pistol with belt hook. Gun is unmarked. Barrel length 8" and overall length is 14 1/2". Carved stock is very good. No cracks or chips. Overall very good condition.

Pair of French side by side...

Pair of French side by side pocket pistols....

Price $2,250.00

Pair of French side by side pocket pistols. Approximately .38 caliber. Barrel length 2" overall length 5 1/2". Guns are nicely engraved and have folding triggers. Stocks are of ebony. Barrels show a twist Damascus pattern. Both guns are numbered 5 on the parts. Beautiful pair of double barrel pocket that would look great in a case.

Pair of James Lees Marked...

Pair of James Lees Marked Percussion Pistols...

Price $4,750.00

Pair of excellent quality percussion single shot pistols. Pistols are English made and are marked James Lees, Perth. Lees was most likely the seller in Perth, Australia. Guns are finely engraved in scroll and have sliding hammer safeties. Guns also have captive ramrods and bullet traps in the butt. Grips are fine checkered and are sharp with no mashing or damage. Barrels retain 95-97% of...

English Percussion...

English Percussion Over/Under Pistol (AH4328)

Price $2,250.00

English Percussion Over/Under Pistol. Approximately .50 caliber, barrel marked "Weiss Bros., London". Barrel length 6” and overall length 12.5”. Bore is very good with strong rifling. Note: Right side cock is replaced. Locks and trigger guard are scroll and floral engraved. Action works perfectly. Barrels have a captive ramrod. Finish is bluish gray patina. Stock is very good with some...

Large All Metal Saw Handle...

Large All Metal Saw Handle Percussion Pistol...

Price $4,500.00

Large All Metal Saw Handle Percussion Pistol with American Motifs. .48 caliber with 8.5" barrel, 14” overall length. Interesting pistol with a lot of unique features. Barrel is half round half octagon. Gun has a captive ramrod. Metal stock has very fine engraving. The most unique part is the engraved eagle and shield found on the left hand side of the stock just above the trigger guard area....

Large All Metal Stocked...

Large All Metal Stocked Percussion Pistol...

Price $5,750.00
Large All Metal Stocked Percussion Pistol Marked Hyde and Goodrich. .52 caliber with a 5” barrel, 11” overall length. Unusual gun with all brass stock. Barrel is marked “Hyde & Goodrich”. The right hand side of the stock behind the hammer is marked “Van Wart Son & Co.” The stock is nicely engraved. The firm Hyde and Goodrich was a firm out of New Orleans that imported military and...