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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Belgian Single Shot Pistol...

Belgian Single Shot Pistol (AH6101)

Price $179.95

Made in 1850s. 42 caliber with a 3” turn off barrel. The frame has the Belgian Liege proof. Action works well. The grip appears to be a replacement.

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Hollis & Sheath Howdah...

Hollis & Sheath Howdah Pistol-Carbine (AH6440)

Price $5,500.00

Hollis & Sheath operated as gunmakers in Birmingham from 1849 through 1861. The well-known firm, Isaac Hollis & Sons was the successor. The overall length of this Howdah percussion pistol carbine is approx. 21.5". The 4.7" over-under round with flat top and ribbed bottom 70 caliber smooth bore barrels have fine bores. The barrels have London proof marks. All the metal has a smooth...

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Percussion Greatcoat Pistol...

Percussion Greatcoat Pistol by Egg, London...

Price $895.00

This percussion greatcoat pistol is marked on the frame, EGG, LONDON. This is most likely the firm of Durs Egg but it could have been another of the many members of the Egg family working in London. The overall length is approx. 9". The round 4.5" smooth bore 50 caliber barrel has a good bore with a couple of arear of pitting near the muzzle. There is a Birmingham proof on the barrel. There...

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Single Shot Percussion...

Single Shot Percussion Pistol by WM Martson &...

Price $250.00

Top of barrel flat is marked "WM Martson & Knox New York 1854". Barrels half round and half octagonal. Caliber is approximately .36. Bore has strong riffling. Grips are walnut and good condition. Metal hasa gray patina with some light pitting. Acton works properly. Good overall condition. Reasonably priced. 

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Pair of Durs Egg Percussion...

Pair of Durs Egg Percussion Muff Pistols (AH6350)

Price $1,250.00

This pair of percussion muff pistols was made by a well known London gunmaker, Durs Egg. They are approx. 4.75" long. They have approx. 1.5" octagon smooth bore 36 caliber barrels. The turn off barrels have Birmingham proof marks. The frames and trigger guards have light decorative engraving. The bag shaped grips feature fine checkering and oval blank German silver inlays on the back. Both...

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Belgian Cannon Muzzle...

Belgian Cannon Muzzle Percussion Muff Pistol...

Price $495.00

The brass barrel and frame of this Belgian cannon muzzle percussion muff pistol are integral. The overall length is approx. 5". The 2" octagon 33 caliber barrel has a fair smooth bore. The left side of the barrel has a crown over M and the oval ELG Belgian proof mark. The brass is bright with the expected darkness around the nipple. The trigger, trigger guard, and hammer are a smooth brown....

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Belgian Folding Trigger...

Belgian Folding Trigger Percussion Muff Pistol...

Price $1,150.00

This is a high quality Belgian turn barrel, folding trigger percussion muff pistol made by August Francotte. The overall length is approx. 6". The approx. 2.5" octagon 46 caliber rifled barrel has a good bore with very light erosion. The hair rifling has multiple lands and grooves. The barrel and all metal is bright. The exterior of the barrel has a tight damascus style pattern. The frame,...

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Percussion Coat Pistol by...

Percussion Coat Pistol by Hopps (AH6346)

Price $1,050.00

Traveler's pistol by Hopps in Dungannon (a town in Ulster Province). Pistol is .60 caliber and has a captive ramrod. Barrel is 4" and overall length is 8.5". Action works perfectly. The percussion nipple is clear and not damaged. Stock is very good with no cracks or chips. Very good plus overall condition.

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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...

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Beautiful Percussion Target...

Beautiful Percussion Target Pistol By A. Jansen...

Price $2,650.00

Adolphe Jansen of Brussels, Belgium worked in 1860-1870 and was a Arque Busier (gun maker) du Roi (to the king ) inscribed on top of barrel flat. Caliber is .45. Bore has very strong rifling and is bright and excellent. Barrel is 9.5" from muzzle to breech plug and is 16" overall. The metal parts, excluding the barrel is beautifully engraved and is in the bright with a contrasting black...

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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...

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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.

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Sprague & Marston Single...

Sprague & Marston Single Shot Percussion Pistol...

Price $850.00

Bore is approximately .44 caliber. Barrel is 5" and is half round half octagonal. Frame has tasteful scroll and leaf engraving. Grips are "bag" shape. Barrel is marked "Sprague & Marston New York". Action works perfectly. Grips have most of their original varnish. This is a very well made, if not overbuilt, single shot pistol. Very good overall condition.

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Belgian Double Barrel...

Belgian Double Barrel Percussion Pistol (AH6253)

Price $675.00

This double barrel pistol Belgian percussion pistol has longer than normally encountered barrels. The overall length is approx. 9.75". The 5.4" round individual turn-off 40 caliber barrels have good smooth bores. The frame and barrels have a gray/brown patina with areas of light roughness. The frame has the Belgian oval ELG proof mark. The bag shaped grip is very good with fine checkering...

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Manhattan Navy Model (AH5910)

Manhattan Navy Model (AH5910)

Price $595.00

Made in 1860s. This is a series II navy. Action works well. The finish has an odd appearance and this gun actually looks like it was either silver or nickel plated at one time. Grips are refinished but look very good.

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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....

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Belgian large bore double...

Belgian large bore double barrel pistol (AH5882)

Price $1,150.00

Belgian large bore double barrel pistol. Caliber .65. Barrels are 81/2” to the front of the

breech plug. barrels are smoothbore and are of fine Damascus pattern . Overall length is 15 ½”.

Barrels are “ELG” proofed and marked “16.6. The action works...

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Blunt & Syms Double Barrel...

Blunt & Syms Double Barrel Pistol (AH5835)

Price $875.00

Blunt & Syms Double Barrel Pistol. Barrel rib marked “B&S NY Warranted Cast Steel”. Barrel length 6 ¼” in .34 caliber. Barrels are rifled. Trigger fires one barrel and the other fires with second pull of the single trigger. Manufactured late 1840’s to 1850’s. This is a percussion pistol. Overall, very good condition. Grips are excellent with 90% original varnish. Ramrod pipe has been...

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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.

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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...

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