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 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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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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German Percussion Pistol...

German Percussion Pistol with Provision for...

Price $675.00

German Percussion Pistol with provision for shoulder stock. The overall length is approximately 17 ½”. The 11 ½” round approximately. 65 Caliber barrel with a fair rifled bore with rust, all metal is bright with dark staining. There is old rust at the barrel junction with the stock. The stock is fair with cracks on the left and right forend. The action does not hold cock. The number 42 is on...

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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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