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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Officer's Percussion Pistol...

Officer's Percussion Pistol By J. Egg (AH6312)

Price $4,250.00

Very fine percussion pistol by John Egg. Barrel is beautifully marked in fine script "John Egg Paccefloor to D. Egg No 1 Pall Mall London". This address was used 1832-1837. This is a beautifully made and finished pistol. Bore is .65 caliber. Barrel is 9" to the silver banded breech plug and 15" overall. The barrel has a captive ramrod. The lock is engraved and marked John Egg. The butt cap,...

Wilkinson & Sons Pair of...

Wilkinson & Sons Pair of Side By Side...

Price $7,500.00

Very fine pair of cased double barrel .50 caliber side by side percussion pistols. This pistols have silver roundel at the tail of the rear barrel tang and are inscribed in fine script "WTF 2nd DR. Guards (2nd Dragoon Guards)". Same inscription on both pistols. These pistols have all the niceties one would expect of Wilkinson pistols. Barrel lengths of 5.5" to breech plug. Breech plugs have...

Pair Of Officer's Pistols...

Pair Of Officer's Pistols By Blanch (AH6302)

Price $5,750.00

Fine pair of percussion officer's pistols. Both pistols have belt hooks. Bores are .65 caliber. Barrel lengths are 7" to the rear of the breech plug tang. The locks, breech plug and tang are engraved. Breech plug has silver bands. Pistols have captive ramrods. Trigger guards are blued and engraved. The stocks are solid with no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. Barrels have their...

British Westley Richards...

British Westley Richards "Monkey Tail" Pistol...

Price $2,975.00

This very interesting and rarely seen 451 caliber percussion breech-loading Westley Richards Patent "monkey tail" pistol with a ramrod is a great example of the transition from percussion to cartridge ignition. The overall length is approx. 15". The approx. 8.75" square breech to round barrel has a fine bore with bright, strong rifling with light erosion in the grooves. The barrel has a...

British Westley Richards...

British Westley Richards "Monkey Tail" Pistol...

Price $2,850.00

This very interesting and rarely seen 451 caliber percussion breech-loading Westley Richards Patent "monkey tail" pistol is a great example of the transition from percussion to cartridge ignition. The overall length is approx. 15". The approx. 8.75" square breech to round barrel has a fine bore with bright, strong rifling with light erosion in the grooves. The barrel has a large blade front...

Glasgow Double Barrel...

Glasgow Double Barrel Percussion Pistol (AH6333)

Price $2,950.00

Top of the barrel rib is marked "A. Martin Glasgow". Bores are smooth and .50 caliber. Barrels are 5.5" and overall length is 10". Pistol has captive ramrod and swivels to service each barrel. Frame, cocks, trigger guard and butt cap are all finely engraved. The butt cap opens to reveal space for two balls and or percussion caps. The stock checkering is very fine and is sharp and crisp. End...

Fine Pair of Brass Frame...

Fine Pair of Brass Frame Percussion Pistols By...

Price $2,250.00

Large bore percussion pistols by Hollis, of Cheltenham. Barrels are 4" and overall length is 8.5". The pistols are expertly engraved with leaf scrolls as are the cocks and trigger guard. Barrels are marked with "crown cp" for black powder proof for finial black powder proof for smooth bore guns. Also marked marked crown "v" for final view proof. Barrels have approximately 95% deep blue. The...

Pair of Horse Man's Pistols...

Pair of Horse Man's Pistols (AH6113)

Price $3,495.00

Horse man's pistols for saddle holsters. The lock plates are marked "L. Lecomte" on both. Barrels have a crown over "E" which is a provisional proof. L. Lecomte worked in Liege in 1720-1760. This fine pair have been expertly converted to percussion. The conversion probably was done around the 1830's which coincides with the provisional barrel proof. Barrels are .65 caliber smooth bore....

Fine Cased Pair Of French...

Fine Cased Pair Of French Percussion Pistols...

Price $10,500.00

Very fine and attractive pair of French percussion pistols made by Bonard, the gunsmith who made these pistols at St. Etienne. Bottom of barrels have St. Etienne proofs along with the letter "B" for Bonard. Barrels are beautiful Damascus and were made with "star" twist, and measure 10.25" to breech plug. The pistols are made in the Empire style with the grip at a 90 degree agnle to the...

English Percussion Pistol...

English Percussion Pistol With Spring Bayonet...

Price $2,250.00

Lock is marked Clarke. Pistol is .65 caliber (carbine bore). Barrel length is 6.25", and overall length is 11.25". Pistol has Birmingham proofs. Lock plate and and small parts have leaf and floral engraving. The action works perfectly and the spring bayonet has a strong spring and works very well! The stock is excellent with no cracks or chips or repairs. This is a self defense pistol for...

East India Company Pattern...

East India Company Pattern 1858 Cavalry Service...

Price $1,495.00

Smoothbore is .65 caliber, also known as "carbine bore". (The same projectiles could be used in carbines for cavalry and pistols as well.) The lock is marked Birmingham 1869 and the tail of the lock bears the crown over EIC and broad arrow. This is a percussion pistol and the action functions perfectly. Barrel is 8" and overall length is 13". Pistol has a captive ramrod. A fine pistol.

English Durrs Egg Saw...

English Durrs Egg Saw Handle Dueling Pistol...

Price $7,500.00

Approximately .58 caliber. Barrel length is 9.25" and overall length is 15.25". The barrel has a fine Damascus pattern. The breech plug has gold and silver bands. The gold makers sink is marked "London". The top barrel flat is marked "D. Egg. London". The trigger guard is engraved and the finial is a pineapple, which is somewhat common to several English gunsmiths. The stock is French walnut...

English Double Barrel...

English Double Barrel Percussion Pistol D....

Price $2,350.00

Locks are marked D. Alldridge on both sides. Pistol has two triggers. Locks and cocks are nicely engraved with scrolling floral motifs. The barrel is marked "London" on the rib. Caliber is .50 and the barrels are 6" smoothbores. Overall length is 11.5". Breech tang is engraved and has a silver inlaid band for accent. The trigger guard and finial are engraved en-suite with the locks. The...

British Single Shot...

British Single Shot Percussion Pistol (AH6028)

Price $1,575.00

The lock on this Belgian made British marked single shot percussion pistol is marked 1861 (very light, almost unreadable) over Tower at the center and Crown over VR at the tail. The overall length is approx. 16". The 9.5" octagon to round 67 caliber barrel has an excellent bore with strong rifling. Interestingly, the rifling stops approx. 1.25" short of the muzzle. All the metal retains...

English Percussion Pistol...

English Percussion Pistol made by Clark (AH6121)

Price $1,650.00

English Percussion Pistol made by Clark. There are several Clark’s (without an E) listed in reference material.  Caliber is 45.  The barrel length is 6 inches and overall length is 10inches. The barrel is a very fine and beautiful Damascus steel. The breech plug has silver bands. The lock  plate is broad leaf floral engraved. The cock has similar engraving but...

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,...

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...