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 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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Sharpe Flintlock Converted...

Sharpe Flintlock Converted to Percussion Pistol...

Price $975.00

Sharpe Flintlock Converted to Percussion Pistol. Possible fur trade pistol. Lock is marked “Sharpe” for John Sharpe Mfg. The Northwest company, a group of partners in Montreal sold many of these to the fur trade. Barrel is marked London. A sharp gun!

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Ottoman (Turkish) Knee Gun...

Ottoman (Turkish) Knee Gun (AH5814)

Price $975.00

Ottoman (Turkish) Knee Gun Ottoman (Turkish) knee gun used for fighting on horseback and firing it from ones knee. The fall back position was to use ones sword. Most knee pistols were flintlock but as firing systems progressed the percussion system was more reliable. This example is percussion and would be from the 1830 to 1850 period of manufacture. The Damascus pattern of the barrel is...

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Belgian Large Bore...

Belgian Large Bore Percussion Pistol (AH5816)

Price $750.00

Belgian Large Bore Percussion Pistol. Bore is approximately .65 caliber with deep rifling. Manufactured in 1850. Octagonal barrel has a very fine Damascus pattern. The action works perfectly. The lock, cock, breech plug trigger, guard and buttcap are all expertly engraved in a leaf scrolling tendril motif. The stock forend is carved in a leaf pattern also. The pistol grip is fluted in both...

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Blunt & Syms Single Shot...

Blunt & Syms Single Shot Side Hammer Pistol...

Price $795.00
Blunt & Syms Single Shot Side Hammer Pistol. Barrel length 4”. Caliber .44. Pistol is all iron including the forend. Forend has a Chevron pattern where the forend meet the frame. Frame is foliate engraved. Action works perfectly. Manufactured 1840’s to 1850’s. No barrel markings. Grips are factory checkered wood very good condition, no chips or cracks. Good plus to very good condition.
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Pair of Tryon Philadelphia...

Pair of Tryon Philadelphia .50 Caliber...

Price $1,395.00
Pair of Tryon Philadelphia .50 Caliber Percussion Muff Pistols. Very interesting pair with double “safety” features. First feature has an appearance of being a frizzen, but is a guard to the nipple. Second feature is located on tang behind hammer and locks the “frizzen” in place, by sliding forward. Actions and drop-down triggers work perfectly. Receivers are marked Tryon Philadelphia. Frames...
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Belgian Double Barrel...

Belgian Double Barrel Percussion Pistol (AH5733)

Price $275.00
Belgian Double Barrel Percussion Pistol. Barrels are 3” length, overall length 6”. Action works perfectly. No makers name. Grip is very good, no chips, no cracks. Neat all brass barrels and frame. Note: Both barrels have “swells” giving the external appearance of bulge barrels but they are not., This is how the maker filed out the exterior!
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British Percussion Muff...

British Percussion Muff Pistol (AH5734)

Price $395.00
British Percussion Muff Pistol. Bore is approximately .31 caliber. Barrel and frame have British proofs. Action works properly. Brass receiver has floral engraving. An affordable early-mid 19th century pistol.
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Spanish Percussion Pistol...

Spanish Percussion Pistol (AH5674)

Price $595.00
Spanish Percussion Pistol. Marked J.M. Happholdt. This is a Spanish percussion pistol with a back-action lock marked J.M. Happholdt. Happholdt was a quality maker from South Carolina who made guns from the 1830s-1860s. This gun is spuriously marked “J.M. Happholdt”. This gun is in .70 caliber with a 8 ½” barrel. Metal has a dark brown almost black platina. Butt has a cap trap.
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W.W.Marston Percussion...

W.W.Marston Percussion Small Frame .31 (AH5667)

Price $785.00
W.W.Marston Percussion Small Frame .31 caliber revolver. Barrel length 4 ½”. 5-Shots, barrel marked “The Union Arms Co”. These revolvers bearing the manufacture names Union, Phenix and Western were trade names for James Reid of New York City. This is the second type of this revolver. They were made from 1858 to the early 1860’s. They bear a similar design to the Whitney revolver. Has...
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U.S. Model 1842 Percussion...

U.S. Model 1842 Percussion Pistol by H. Aston...

Price $1,450.00
U.S. Model 1842 Percussion Pistol by H. Aston, Middtown Conn. Lock dated 1847. Stock has excellent cartouches. Barrel marked U.S. and 1847 date on trench plug tang match the 1847 on lock. The action works perfectly. Barrel and lock have a smooth very pleasing patina. The butt cap has numerous surface dents which could be improved or removed by a good gunsmith. Pistol has the original captive...
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Bacon & Co. Underhammer .34...

Bacon & Co. Underhammer .34 ( AH5180)

Price $575.00

Bacon & Co. Underhammer .34 Caliber pistol. Circa 1850. Barrel length 4 ¾”. Serial # 54. Bore is very good with strong rifling. Octagonal transition to round, has a fine blue /brown patina. “Bacon &Co. Norwich C.T.” on Left side barrel flat. Frame is factory broad...

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British Percussion Muff...

British Percussion Muff Pistol by Cooper ( AH5348)

Price $495.00

British Percussion Muff Pistol by Cooper. Made circa 1850 .31 caliber with 1 ¾” barrel. German silver frame. Gun is very fine condition. Barrel has a lot of original blue which is unusual for these guns. Grips are very good.

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Continental Percussion...

Continental Percussion Pistol (AH5586)

Price $450.00
Continental Percussion Pistol. Made circa 1830-1840. .65 Caliber with a 9” half round half octagon barrel. Lock is out of a British military pistol, the stock looks very Germanic in style and the barrel has no visible proof marks.
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British Target Pistol by...

British Target Pistol by Wooley Deakin & Co....

Price $995.00
British Target Pistol by Wooley Deakin & Co. Made circa 1820. .69 Caliber with a 9 ½” octagon, gold banded barrel. Metal has light pitting due to water etching with a dark brown patina. The lock is marked “Wooley Deakin & Co”. The lock has a safety and this gun has a set trigger. Wood is very good with only one small insignificant repair near the lock plate screw. Very good British target pistol!
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New England Under Hammer...

New England Under Hammer pistol (AH5592)

Price $1,875.00
New England Under Hammer pistol.   Very large size, caliber .40. Barrel length 11” and overall length 16”. Pistol has a two stage barrel, octagon to round. Stock is a traditional Saw handle form. The action works perfectly. There are NO markings as to maker or any other markings. This unusual pistol comes with a hand made shooters box with an excellent condition flask, and bullet starter and...
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Sharps Breach Loading...

Sharps Breach Loading Pistol (AH5574)

Price $3,495.00
Sharps Breach Loading Pistol. .36 Caliber made mid 1850’s. Smooth brown patina. Markings are all clear. Grips are very good. Nice scarce gun!
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Unmarked American Saw...

Unmarked American Saw Handle Pistol (AH5563)

Price $1,495.00
Unmarked American Saw Handle Pistol. Made circa 1840-1850. .45 Caliber with a 7” octagon barrel. Nice sharp gun with a dark gray patina. The action is nicely engraved. Grips are excellent. Action works well. This guns only marking is “CAST STEEL” on the top of the barrel. This is a very interesting gun and unfortunately we cannot definitively identify the maker. Our gut feel is that this is an...
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British Percussion Pistol...

British Percussion Pistol by Bishop & Tonks...

Price $395.00
British Percussion Pistol by Bishop & Tonks. Made circa 1830. .65 Caliber with a 4” barrel. Nice sharp gun with a gray patina that has scattered pitting. Stock is good with some repairs. Action works well.
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