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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German Percussion Pistol by...

German Percussion Pistol by Jacob Kuchenreuter...

Price $1,295.00

Made circa 1780. 46 caliber with a 10” barrel. Very nicely made gun that has been converted to percussion. Stock is nicely carved. Barrel is silver inlayed. The back of the grip has a repair where it appears a stock attachment was removed,

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Percussion Pistol by Johan...

Percussion Pistol by Johan Andreas Kuchenreuter...

Price $1,195.00

Made circa 1750. 50 caliber with a 10” barrel and 15.5” overall length. Stock is nicely carved. Makers name is silver inlayed on the top of the barrel and there is also the standard Kuchenreuter Sink.

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Percussion Dueler by H....

Percussion Dueler by H. Nock (AH8002)

Price $1,595.00

Circa 1840. 65 caliber with a 10” barrel. Very well made gun with a lock marked “H. Nock” Barrel still has traces of the of the Damascus pattern. Wood is very good with very fine checkering. The barrel has a gold inlayed band. Tang is finely engraved.

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Francotte Percussion Pistol...

Francotte Percussion Pistol .65 Cal (AH6683)

Price $875.00

Swiss army contract pistol made by A. Francotte in Belgium. The barrel is 8.25" barrel and the barrel flats show Belgian Proofs and Swiss Canton mark. The stock has "83" on the left side above the trigger and the condition is overall very good, with approximately 90% of its original varnish. The brass mounts have light patina. Th actions work properly. Overall very good condition.

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German Percussion Target...

German Percussion Target Pistols by F....

Price $1,795.00

Gorgeous pair of German Percussion Target pistol by Morgenroth chambered in .47 caliber with 9" octagonal Damascus rifled barrels. Overall good condition, metal is bright as it was cleaned at some point. Stock is very good with original varnish remaining. Actions function correctly, bores are great with strong rifling present. 

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Confederate Griswold &...

Confederate Griswold & Gunnison .36 caliber...

Price $27,995.00

Confederate Griswold & Gunnison .36 caliber percussion revolver serial number 766. This is a very handsome example, the iron surfaces mostly toned to a mix of mild gray-brown and gunmetal gray patina. 

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Palmetto Armory Model 1842...

Palmetto Armory Model 1842 Percussion pistol...

Price $3,250.00

Palmetto Armory marked model 1842 percussion pistol .54 caliber with an 8.5" round barrel. Metal is a grey patina with surface oxidation present. Faint V/P and tree are visible on the barrel, lock plate is correct and dated 1852. Wood loss is noted above the lock plate. Ramrod has been replaced with a wooden one. Nice early confederate South Carolina pistol. 

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U.S. Model 1836 by Johnson...

U.S. Model 1836 by Johnson .54 Cal (AH6744)

Price $1,475.00

Flintlock pistol with 8.5" smoothbore barrel, made in 1842 by Robert Johnson. The pistol has a fine patina barrel with a good bore and light corrosion. The stock has worn inspector cartouches on the left side. The stock appears to be in very good condition. There is a small repaired crack on the left side near the rear of the barrel and above the buttcap. There is a chip repair on the right...

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Unique Whaling Pistol....

Unique Whaling Pistol. (AH5067)

Price $4,500.00
Unique Whaling Pistol.   Under hammer percussion pistol by N.Delany.  This rare pistol is from the reknown Norm Flayderman collection of whaling memorabilia. The gun is inlaid witn Brass cutouts of a whale, a shark and fouled anchor on the right side of the pistol grip and sextant, a swordfish and whale, the whale is inscribed “ My work 1863, Jas. Fogg Master, Whaler, Martha Lee” all inlays...
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Very Fine All Metal Saw...

Very Fine All Metal Saw Handle .50 Caliber...

Price $2,495.00
Very Fine All Metal Saw Handle .50 Caliber Pistol. Large bore gun with a metal stock and 4 3/8” barrel. Gun is in very fine condition with a case hardened barrel. Case colors rate at 50% or so. Engraving is excellent on the metal stock. Very attractive gun!
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Large All Metal British .48...

Large All Metal British .48 Caliber Percussion...

Price $2,495.00

Large All Metal British .48 Caliber Percussion Pistol. 5” barrel, 11” overall length. Barrel marked "Van Wart Son & Co. London”. This was either the retailer or the maker. Some of these guns made their way to the American market and some were purchased by the firm Hyde and Goodrich. Barrel is mostly turned to a patina and has gold and silver bands. Engraving on metal is nicely done....

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Large All Metal Percussion...

Large All Metal Percussion Pistol with American...

Price $3,500.00
Large All Metal Percussion Pistol with American Patriotic Motifs. .48 caliber with 8” barrel and 13 ½” overall length. Gun has a part octagon, part round barrel. The top of the barrel is inlayed in silver London with scrolls around it. Metal stock is nicely engraved. The top of the stock near where it meets the barrel has the eagle and shield patriotic motif. This gun clearly was meant for the...
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British Pair of Small Muff...

British Pair of Small Muff Pistols (AH5320)

Price $2,650.00
British Pair of Small Muff Pistols. This is an elegant set with original case. These are folding trigger pistols. Approximately .35 caliber (single shot) turn off barrels. Barrel length 1 3/8”. Overall length 4 ¾”. Locks are fire blue. Frames are fire blue. Frames are broad leaf scroll engraved. Frames are “German Silver”. Grips are perfect with all checkering perfect. Action works perfectly....
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Cased Pair of Percussion...

Cased Pair of Percussion German Dueling Pistols...

Price $9,500.00

Antique dueling pistols. "G. Noack in Berlin." is marked in gold on top of the barrel flat. Barrels are rifled and fluted and have an intricate Damascus pattern. The barrels are 10" with an overall length of 15.5". Pistols have adjustable set triggers. The pistol stocks have beautiful relief carving of floral motif. The stocks have approximately 98% of original lacquer with...

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Pair of Perrins & Son...

Pair of Perrins & Son Dueling Pistols .50...

Price $16,500.00

Fine English Dueling pistol manufactured by Perrins & Son, and marked on the lock plates. The full inscription on the top barrel flat is marked "Perrins & Son Makers to H.R.H. Prince Albert, Windsor." Bores are excellent and are rifled and are approximately .50 Cal. Barrel lengths are 10" and overall lengths are 15.5". Triggers are not adjustable as would be proper for Duelers. The...

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English Muff Pistol (AH6335)

English Muff Pistol (AH6335)

Price $395.00

Circa 1830's. Bottom of barrel has Birmingham proofs. Barrel is 3". Action works. Metal has a brown and gray patina. Good overall condition.

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Belgian Percussion Target...

Belgian Percussion Target Pistol (AH6181)

Price $1,850.00

Target pistol of excellent quality. Octagon barrel is 9.75". Bore is .50 caliber. Top of the barrel flat is marked "Dams Turc" in gold. The Damascus pattern on the barrel is absolutely beautiful. The breech plug and tang are engraved en suite with the lock plate. The stock is carved with a floral motif. The grip is fluted and the grip cap is also shaped to match the wooden flutes. The action...

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English Percussion Pistol...

English Percussion Pistol by J. Lang (AH6363)

Price $650.00

English Percussion pistol circa 1830's-1840's. Barrel is marked "J. Long London" and is 4". Pistol has captive ramrod. Metal has a gray patina. Action works. Good overall condition.

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