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$6/package. Bender=Military Holsters of World War II, by Eugene J. Bender. GPH=German Pistols
& Holsters by Robert Whittington, volume III. Most recent items first:
>Savage 1907 or 1917, Portugese contract, russet, EX, $50ea.
>CZ27 black Nazi flap holster, G, $50. Marked: WaA170 (eagle)
>WALTHER PP left-hand holster, $20. Replica of a rare
German universal type. >Browning High-Power holsters: Belgian black leather or canvas box holsters, GPH p.185 ,
VG, $40 & $30...Unmarked WWII German style, GPH p.186, G, $45.
>Italian ersatz, fits 38H best, VG, $50. Unmarked long flap type
made of gray-green cowhide during the German occupation of Italy.
>Unmarked P.08 shoulder holster, VG, $75.
>Russian Nagant revolver ersatz pig-skin w/rod, VG, $45.
>Austrian post war P.38, VG, $10.
>US shoulder holster for 1911 pistol, WWII brown leather, G, $50.
Repaired strap and replaced buckle, some flaking. Good for display, but too fragile to use. Marked US Boyt, but no date.
>AKAH marked brown holster once dyed black on front only. Similar to
GPH p.245, fits Walther PP best. 4 small holes in flap for a pin, otherwise VG, $45.
>Belgian 1922 Browning, black hardshell w/nickel hardware, EX,
$40... Another, brown, like one on p.18 Bender, or GPH p.193, VG, $40.
>British holsters: WWI black leather open top for .455 Webley revolver,
G, Portugese rework with buckle belt loops, rod, $20...Artic white web full-flap .455 revolver, EX, $20...Tan or grey
web .455, VG, $40... WWI brown full flap VG, $75...Grey web for .380 revolver, VG, $20... Repro full-flap
brown leather WWI type, $20( choose right or left hand).
>French post-war tan leather full flap universal type, VG, $20.
>US M1916 WW2(standard holster for 1911 pistol), brown leather, G, $20-$40
>US WW2 tan leather unmarked full flap S&W Victory Model, EX, $40.
GUN PARTS: None other available than what
>AK-47 rear trunion for under-folder, $45.
>ASTRA 600 mag, VG reblue, $50.
>ARGENTINE ROLLING BLOCK rifle rear sight, EX, $50.
>ARISAKA TYPE 38 firing pin, EX, $50, original.
>ARISAKA wooden muzzle plug, G, $10. Very rare.
>BROWNING INVECTOR rifled choke tube, EX, $20. Makes your
12ga Browning shotgun almost as accurate as a rifle, like the classic "Paradox" gun. Blued and ported tube
extends 3.5"; rifling is 5". Can also be used on other guns-- see Cabela's catalog($40).
>COLT ROOT Revolving Rifle mainspring. $10. Broken in half, came
off a .56 cal., 115mm, no rust or pitting. Repair by brazing together and re-tempering... repro East Taylor spring,
$50($75 list)... 18.5" cut down barrel for same, G, $50. Unrifled bore mikes .535"; forcing cone is .600". Couple extra dove
cuts. This could be used to make a carbine, but outside needs turned down.
>Crosman 400 parts--ask.
>C-96 MAUSER pistol original commercial hard rubber grips, G, $50/pr.
Fits large stepped grip frame. Small chip out of one; not warped... Another, plain walnut with screw, $15. Flat grip frame.
>DAISY piston assy, NOS, $20. Rubber cups, $5.
>DANISH KRAG ACTION w/stock bolts, VG, $150, FFL. Good blue w/rust
spots. Barrel threads are V type, 1"x12.
>JAP Arisaka Type 38 critical parts: VG, $100. Bolt assy w/early
safety knob, guard w/mag parts(broken spring) extra extractor & collar. These parts would cost $150 from
Gun Parts Corp... if they had them!
>JAPArisaka Type 99 bolt body & extractor only, G, last ditch, $50.
>us KRAG parts: VG complete bolt assy, $100; EX 1896 type 4 rear sight,
$150; EX 1901 rear sight, $150.
>Japanese TYPE 26 REVOLVER cylinder, VG, $150.
>LLAMA .380 mag, EX, $30.
>M-1 CARBINE walnut sporter stock by Fajen, unfinished, cheek roll,
white spacers, $40. Will not fit Universal carbines.
>MANNLICHER-SHOENAUER complete action, G, $160, FFL. Mismatched #s,
moderate pitting. Marked BREDA 1927(Greece). Your custom M-S rifle project begins here!
>MARTINI- HENRY carbine nosecap and band, VG, $50.
>MARTINI-HENRY CADET parts: complete buttstock, VG, $50... Barrel,
.32-20 w/sights, VG, $100. Bore mikes .315". This can be easily converted to use the 7.62 Nagant case, just extend the neck...
Complete forend w/pins & band, $50. No reciever parts; get from Numrich.
>PPS-43 parts set, G, $150. Complete, except for 8" section removed
from upper reciever, barrel and hinge pins. Earlier importation, no finish. One cut thru barrel shroud; good hinge and trunion.
Has rear sight and 10" barrel(shiney bore). 10" blank reciever section included. 1 unissued mag. Can't tell
which country made this. Assembling these parts into a working gun is illegal.
>POLYCHOKE: 20ga, EX, $20. Ventilated.
>REMINGTON ROLLING BLOCK rifle 1910 7mm rear sight, $50.
>SHOTGUN BARREL, 12ga English percussion SXS hooked breech, F, $40.
Gold inlaid(not plated) "WARRANTED LAMINATED" in Gothic script on rib with some filigree. Engraved tang, loose ribs,
rough 35" cylinder bores, forend section with wedge, one nipple hole enlarged, missing thimble, no dents or twist pattern.
$50 worth of gold.
>SIAMESE MAUSER dust cover, G, $10.
>SKS stock sets (Chinese ex-military), complete w/hardware, G, wood--$20,
>WALTHER 2nd MODEL 4 parts gun, $100. Missing recoil bushing, safety,
and magazine. Broken hammer included. Tip of mainspring gone. Matching #s(65974). Repaired horn grips. No finish or pitting,
good bore. Half round front sight. Made by "G", crown Ns.
MISCELLANY: $5-$10/package. Most recent items first.
>Japanese officer sword, late type, $400. Blade is VG, but scabbard is rusted(no dents),
and wrap is missing. New brown wrapping and menukis included. Canvas same`.
>Colt M261 .22lr conversion kit for M-16 rifle, VG, $250. Works. Comes with 2 original
10-rnd mags in 20-rnd bodies, and 2 Black Dog 25 rounders.
>1860 AMES CAVALRY SWORD, G, $400. Good grip, pitted blade measures 34.4". Nice scabbard
with no dents or rust. Only readable marks on ricasso are 'US'. 'A.D.K.' on pommel and '62' on guard.
>Type/model 98/15 saddle drum magazine, EX, $750. No gov't markings, just the red 25,
50, & 75, which are positioned differently than on the MG 15 type. Also, the 0s are sideways, and there are other differences.
I believe this to be Japanese, but can't find any marks or info.
>H&R handcuffs, G, $40. Pitting, ~50% nickel remaining, w/key, no box.
>Victrola, portable O.D. US military acoustic phonograph, VG, works! $225. New pack
of needles which have to be changed after every play. Entirely mechanical, no wires at all. Plays shellac 78s only.
>GERMAN WWII utensil, mess kit, folding cast aluminum fork & spoon, G, $20. Marked
>Civil War repro tin canteen, smooth type, EX, $30.
>SHERMAN TANK telescopic sight, M70c, VG, $250. Made by Bulova in 1943. Optics are
good, but some minor scratches on objective, which is unprotected. Good rubber face piece. Camera tripod adaptor.
>British 6x30 binoculars, G, $100. Kershaw No2 MII, dated 1941. No scratched lenses;
good collimation. Work fine, but optics are dirty. Broad Arrow marks, individual focus, range finder on R side. Unlike
others, these have never been repainted or reworked. Comes with a nearly new canvas case dated 1943(no strap).
>Polariod filters for 7x50 US WW2 USN binoculars, $40. Interesting device works like
the WW2 Polaroid goggles which use 2 rotating lenses to adjust darkness. Surplus Shed has similar ones for 6x30, but
unlike theirs, mine get very dark. An example of a good idea which has fallen by the wayside. In original box... Also
have the binoculars & case for $100.
>Prism(head assy.) for M4 tank periscope, $10. In original sealed package dated
>MG-13 bandolier & magazines: L&R 4-mag pouches and harness, VG, $50.
The 25-rnd mags are $20 ea, dated 1938. These can be adapted to Hakim, Ljungman, G-43 & K-43. Ask for photos of the conversions.
>Early steel oval US messkit, VG, $50.
>Ford Model T battery charger, 6v, VG, $100. Tungar type, works! Made by GE.
>BMW R75 & ZUNDAPP KS750 1/35 scale model kits w/riders and decals, EX, $20. In
original wrapper, discontinued. SEE FINSHED MODELS and how much I paid!
> CARTRIDGE DISPENSER: NIB, $5. Smoke-colored tapered box that clips to belt. Holds
10 .308s or other cartridges of the same dimensions
> KUKRI MINI-KNIVES: These can replace those frequently missing from the large scabbards. $10ea.,
wood handles. Blades are from 2.7"-3.4"(specify). Also have the sharpeners which look similar, but have a flat edge.
These can be reground into knives. Blades are 2.5"-3.1", $5ea. Get 2 sharpeners, and regrind one if you want a matching
>U.S. round steel mess kit, M.1874, G, $75. No dents, but some rust.
>FLEAM, 3-blade, VG, marked "T. Malt, March, 1848", $40. These are folding lancets
used to bleed animals. Horn scales.
>NYDAR gun sight, VG, $100. The original sporting reflex sight made in the '40s, derived
from a WWII aircraft machine gun sight. 38mm lens w/bronze mirror coating. White circle & dot reticule. Steel
base mounts directly to 1 1/4" radius receiver. Powered by ambient light-- uses no batteries.
>GOGGLES: Unmarked Afrika Korps brown leather with round dark tinted lenses,
VG, $50. Manion's had these for $100. Also featured in the movie "Big Red One"...Unmarked, unknown WWII phosphate steel folding
goggles in green tin, VG except that yellow tint sandwiched between the flat oval lenses is clouded, $20...Another, this
time plain glass in aluminum frames, VG, $20.
>M.1895 Austrian/Hungarian Mannlicher clips, G, 3 for $10, Nazi or Hungarian marked(specify).
>M.1886 Austrian Mannlicher clips, 11mm, $5ea.
>M.1888 Commission Rifle clips(repro), $5 each ppd.
>Dutch or Romanian Mannlicher clips, for 6.5mm or rifles based on this action in other
calibers, G, $10 ea.
>Swiss 7.5 cardboard clips, VG, $5 ea.
>1895 HUNGARIAN MANNLICHER 2-pocket slanted ammo pouches, unmarked, right &
left styles, WWII ersatz canvas/leather type, G-VG, $20 set. Also have the ammo on clips(10rnds) in the slanted
boxes, Nazi marked, EX, $10 ea.
>REMINGTON ROLLING BLOCK cleaning rod tips, 5/$10, ask for photo.
>CANTEEN, British WWII style O.D. w/harness in sealed bag, EX, $20.
>COMPASS, Soviet: Materials are Bakelite, aluminum, brass & glass.
Marked "Made in Bulgaria" on back, but has 2 Cyrillic letters on front. 2" diameter, needle lock, wrist band, EX, $10.
>Kuwaiti Gulf War campaign medal in plastic box, European mfg, EX, $10.
>G.I. Shoe Impregnite(or BP patch lube), 8oz., $3.
>Set of 5 matching brass G.I. padlocks with keys and requisition dated 1972, G, $20.
>Switchblade knife without spring, EX, FREE with any
other purchase over $50(ask, one per 21+ customer). This is the only way that I can legally ship them; I never got the
springs anyway. Now it's just a lockback, made in Taiwan, with 3" stainless clip point blade, stainless liners, and other
parts chrome plated or black plastic. Springs can be made from .090" wire, 3.1" long and inserted into a slot in
the back spring. You may also have to grind down a rivet protruding thru the liner. Solvents will ruin the grips. May
be illegal where you live, so check your local & state laws.
BULLET MOLDS: .38 DEWC 2-cavity, VG, $20, #J-358-610...
RCBS 58-500-M, VG, $20.
RELOADING: .25acp, RCBS, NIB, $25. Made in 1982....44-90
Sharps Bottleneck dies, C-H, $40. With sample case... 7.7 Jap 2-die set with shell holder, RCBS, $20. You can use 8x57 brass
and .308"-.311" bullets. 30-06 brass needs trimming...6.5x55 Swede. LEE 2-die set plus "factory crimp" die, $10... Vintage
.25-35 Win 4-die set, 310 Lyman, $50...RCBS Bullet Puller, NOS, .30 & 6mm collets, $10.
>Gallager brass cases, $4 ea. Also have .50AE cases which can be adapted, 50c ea.
>Smith brass cases, $4 ea.
>Maynard new brass cases, $4 ea.
>Burnside tapered brass cases, $4 ea. Turned from solid brass, unfired...DGW has brass
>BERDAN PRIMERS: can't get them anymore, try Grafs.com.
>OBSOLETE SHOTSHELL PRIMERS: Rem #69(Fed 410), .225" dia x .289" tall, $5/1000...Herter's
H 57 PR(CCI 157), .229"x.263", $5/1000...CCI 209B shotshell caps, for all you anal retentive reloaders who like to reprime
your 209 battery cups, same size as Large Pistol primers, but without anvils, .210"x.129", $10/1000. These can also be used
as #210 Berdan primers to reload Blazer aluminum cases, but they may split.
>.50 BMG, new unprimed brass in box, 25pcs, $25.
>.32 Short Colt(.320 Revolver) new brass. This is what most of those Belgian 7mm/32s
use, not .32 S&W which is too fat. Load with Speer Plinker .30 cal bullets in .32acp dies. $7.50/50 w/box &
>.351 Winchester Self-loading, 56 spent cases, mixed head stamps, in Remington box,
$20. Reload with .357 mag dies; get bullets from Graf.com.
>9mm indoor range brass, mixed headstamps, $2/100 bulk or $3/100 boxed.
>8x50R Lebel, new Boxer unprimed reloadable cases, EX, 50c ea.
>.303 Savage unprimed cases, NOS box of 20, Winchester, $20.
>.348 Winchester new cases, 50c ea. Not available retail now. These are used to make several obsolete
>6.5x54 Mannlicher-Schoenauer new Boxer brass, 50c ea.
STEEL SCOPES: For collectors only(dirty optics). Weaver KV
60, VG, $75. Redfield rings. Clear view, but lenses need cleaning... Weaver V22 w/rings, $40...Weaver K4, VG, $30...Weaver
K4 Widefield, VG, $50...Marlin 4x MicroVue, $20...German copy of Weaver B4, VG, $20...J.C. Higgins Rifleman Senior 2.5x, EX,
$20. A quality 1" tube scope w/ machined steel rings made in USA, but lenses are separated... Weaver K6/L, lenses need re-cemented,
COLLECTOR AMMUNITION: Most recent first.
>9x23 Steyr, $10/50. DWM non-corrosive berdan FMJ in original boxes. Looks very
clean, but I haven't shot it.
>.38 ACP, 'Mushroom' bullets, 50/$40. Original Remington green 50rnd box, missing 1
flap, marked '.38 Super Automatic Colt'. Ammo is very clean. Don't know how old, but price was $2.25.
>.38 S&W black powder blanks, ~40/$10. In original old box(G).
>.32 S&W blanks in old box, 17/$5.
>.30-06 WWI blanks on strippers, 20/$10.
> 7.35 Italian Carcano. Shiney ammo on blued steel clips, no rust, in boxes of 18,
dated 1939, $9. Also have the original lined wooden case, 1/2 full, 60lb FOB 30329. (41 boxes + 12 rounds
at this writing, 40c/rnd) Also 2 boxes partial/ modified ammo for $10.
>.257 Roberts in old blue & yellow Western Super X box(20), VG, $20.
>6.5 Jap WWII ammo, $2 ea.
>.32-20 blanks, UMC, wood tipped. 37ct, $20
>German 8x57 in original 15rnd boxes, steel cased, dated 1939 or 1940, $10ea. Marked
'Fur MG'. These do not come with clips.
>LEBEL rifle original packet of 8 rnds, torn, made in 1946, $10.
>Whitworth Cylindrical Projectiles, $5ea., 3 only.
>.43 Spanish, G. $2 ea. No headstamp, balloon-head, unpatched lead bullet. Don't shoot
old BP cartridges; the cases will split.
>.42 Berdan, G, $3 ea. Resized .43 Spanish, as above.
>.43/11mm Reformado, G, $3 ea. These were used in the Spanish copy of the Remington
Rolling Block rifle and will not fit the latter. The fabled "Poison Bullet" of the Spanish-American War in Cuba; the unique
brass-jacketed bullets would sometimes turn green from corrosion. Mine have been polished. Head stamp dates of 1877-1887.
>11mm Austrian Mannlicher ammo on clips(not for M1895), G, $10ea. Also used in
Werndl rifle(not carbine). The 5 rounds are dated 1887, paper-patched, and should not be shot. Clips only, $5 ea. Also single
rounds for $2 ea.
>Patr. S. m. K. L'Spur (Patron en Spitzgeschoss mit Stahlkern und Leuchtspur)
is the cartridge with a pointed armor-piercing bullet and tracer, identified by the red coloring on its primer seat and a
black-tipped bullet. 14rnds on 3 clips in original box dated 1935. $20.
>Italian submachine gun, 50rnd box, 9mm, VG, headstamp GFL 9M38 1949, $20.
>7mm Remington, partial early display box of 10, UMC, VG, $20...Another partial early
Winchester box of 14 headstamped S.F.M. T, VG, $20.
>7mm Mauser, Super X, full box of 20, VG, $20.
>9mm Largo, 25rnd MT boxs for display, VG, $1ea. 1946
> Fiocchi NOS 32 gauge or 24 gauge plastic loaded shotshells, $15/25. These can be
made into some obsolete calibers.
>Turk 8x57 in 70rnd bandolier w/clips, $35. Berdan.
>7.62x54 Russian, Chinese steel case, $10/20rnds. Berdan.
COLEMAN CORNER: Most recent first.
>AIDA EXPRESS RECORD 500CP, $50. Nickel bottom and chrome & red top, G. Appears
complete except for globe, no dents.
>KAMPLITE KFL-1, VG, $40. Single mantle 1st model made in the 50s. Competitor
to Coleman which used special propane cylinders.
>SEARS 72216: LIte Blue, G, $30. Double mantle.
>Early nickeled "Quick-Lite" lantern, double mantle, all there including original
mica globe, extra mica, not working, no dents, G, dated 1925, $125.
>Coleman Model 242C, G, single lamp, tire pump valve(missing cap), green painted brass
fount and porcelain shade(chipped), new globe, works, 5-1 date, $75.
> Coleman Model 200A, red w/rust, single mantel, F, CO2 charger, Accessory Safe,
flint lighter, 2-60 date, $50.
>POWERHOUSE UNLEADED 295 lantern, VG, dated 11/90, $50.
>US MILITARY, O.D., marked 'ARMSTRONG PRODUCTS CO 1977', VG, $75. Some chipping on shade,
but never lit.
>G.I. 1-burner gasoline camp stove, dated 1982 w/manual, EX, $50.
OLD REVOLVERS(mostly). Items marked "FFL" require
license, otherwise 21+. "Shooter grade": works OK and has a good bore, but the gun has
been altered or has a bad finish. May not be safe to shoot, which applies to all my guns. "Zhuk"= "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Handguns", by A.B.Zhuk... HOLSTERS NOT ORIGINAL unless
ALLEN & WHEELOCK side hammer, 4th model: .22, G, $225. Cute little Civil War era
gun that you can shoot with short CB caps. Right grip missing a couple chunks, good bore and lock-up. Test fired OK. Never
use .22 Shorts in 19thC .22 revolvers; they fit just fine, but will blow the cylinder.
"AMERICAN BULL DOG": .44, VG, $225. 80% nickel remaining, rare 4.5" barrel. Converted
to .44 Russian. Test fired-- works fine, but hits 18" high @ 10m, so aim for the knees. Holster.
ASTRA Modelo 1921(400): 9mm Largo, VG, $225, FFL. Arsenal rework with
replaced slide numbered to frame(pitted), dull grey finish, pitted bore... Another, this time with thinning blue, VG,
also matching and bore pitted, $325, FFL. Either gun comes with original mag, checkered wood grips, import marks, and
ASTRA 600/43: 9MM, EX, $300, FFL. Mismatched #s, P date, original mag, holster.
No German or import marks. Missing lanyard loop.
AUSTRIAN m.1844 AUGUSTIN horse pistol: .67cal, EX, $500. Belgian conversion from tubelock
to perscussion. Highly polished and nickel plated, nice bore, nice wood. All markings thoughtfully removed. Original guns
go for $3500!
AUSTRIAN GASSER, M.1874: 11mm, VG, $900. One of the largest revolvers ever made. Mine
is complete and looks good, but doesn't work and someone has filed back the forcing cone and cylinder sleeve. See below.
"BABY HAMMERLESS" revolver: .22, EX, $75. Not working. Missing strut and hand &
trigger springs. Cylinder pin retainer broken. 8 shot. 99% nickel remaining. Nice grips. Good for display or parts.
BACON 2ND NAVY revolver: .38rf, VG, $3000. I usually don't have investment-grade
guns, but sometimes I get lucky. I bought this pistol at the Dec '13 Civil War show in TN for $600. All the heavy-hitters
were there, and the night before too, so I don't know how they missed this. I didn't know much about Bacons, but recognized
that this one was fine & rare, so I didn't quibble on price. When I got home and turned to p.466 in 2007 Flayderman's,
I was stunned. Base value is $2250 + 20-40% for the Rollin White patent date on cylinder.
This may be the very first revolver with a swing-out cylinder. Made to stop half
way, by slot in recoil shield. Only 325 produced. Grey mottled finish, sharp edges, shiney bore, works perfectly. 'C.W.
HOPKINS... 1862' on barrel.
BAVARIAN WERDER m.1869 pistol: 11mm, VG, $2000. Peabody variant. This is not the
one at the bottom of this page which was painted black. Yours will have the original finish. Works perfectly, no repairs,
and shiney bore mikes .460". The Bertram 11mm Montenegrin cases fit this gun best; load with .455
Webley dies and bullets. I also have .480 Ruger cases which can be used, 50c ea. Unit marked '3 Ch R 4 16'.
BELGIAN WARNANT revolver: .450 Adams, VG, $500. Large topbreak with ring extractor and
single Pryse latch. Works perfectly, and is very tight. ~30% nickle remaining. Nice floral gutta percha grips with weird gargoyle
motif. Unmarked except for Belgian proofs, but I have 2 others, and one is marked 'ML', which stands for "Manufacture
Liegeoise d'Armes a Feu". They were competitors of Francotte. Although I have 3 of these now, they don't appear anywhere on
the Internet or in any book. Similar to Zhuk #328. Can also use .455 Webley, but factory ammo would be too hot. Good bore
mikes .451". Holster.
BELGIAN CONSTABULARY REVOLVER: .38 S&W, G, $125. Pocket 6-shot type with lanyard
ring. Works perfectly. One chamber is cracked and filled with lead(barely visible). This is what can happen when you shoot
modern ammo in antique guns... Another, nicely engraved, but no finish left and half of right floral grip is missing. $125.
BELGIAN TOP-BREAK revolver: .38 S&W, VG, $350. Pryse type w/ring extractor
and checkered wood grips. ~75% nickel.
BELGIAN POLICE revolver: 11mm/.44 Russian, VG, $225, FFL. 6-shot, hammer safety,
4.25" cannon muzzle, lanyard ring, crude oak grips, light pitting o/a, refinished matte blue, holster. Works perfectly. Similar
to #1013 in Zhuk.
BERETTA, 1934 shooter: .380, VG, $250. FFL. "RE" marked and dated 1942, holster. Re-nickeled.
BERGMANN-BAYARD, M.1910: 9mm, VG, $1200. Made in Belgium, reblued, works fine. (sold)
"BRITISH BULL DOG": .38 S&W, VG, $225. 6-shot. Made by Forehand & Wadsworth.
Works fine, SASS approved. 75% nickel. Nice replaced walnut grips...Another in .32 long, $160. Works DA only,
but it's all there. Replaced sight, strut and repaired grip. 7-shot; can shoot 4 calibers.
Nazi marked BROWNING 1922: .32ACP, VG, $400, FFL. Original checkered wood grips &
magazine, C-range, mirror bore, Nazi marked holster.
COLT 1903 ARMY DA revolver: .38, VG, $450, FFL. Mottled brown finish, with a few
pits. Works perfectly, but most of these are a little loose. Timing is fine, bore is good. RAC 1904, matching. The chambers
on these were bored straight thru, and .357 mags will fit, but are too hot. Groove dia is .365". Contrary to what you've been
told, the .38 Long Colt can be deadly.
COLT 1902 MILITARY auto shooters: .38 acp, G, $750, FFL. 50% old re-nickel, repro
grips, modified 1911 sear spring affects disconnector... Another, chrome plated long ago, tested O.K. with 9mm Largo ammo,
$900. All original parts.
COLT 1911A1, 1943: .45acp, EX, $1200, FFL. Main defect is that the rear sight dovetail
has been widened slightly for an MMC sight. I glued in the correct sight, and no one will notice unless you tell them.
You could shim the dovetail. The MMC sight is included. G.I. front sight replaced also. Only other "defect" is a polished
ramp. Ordnance wheel mark is not bright, so probably arsenal refinished. Some tiny pitting on slide not visible in pics.
MARKINGS: Frame> sn 947563, GHD, G, US ARMY, US PROPERTY...Slide> sn 947606, P... Barrel> Colt 45 Auto, F... Keyes
26 grips. C-R magazine. All other parts look correct. Blued barrel, barrel nut, and mag release. Bore is EX, but has
lead smear. WWII holster, G, unmarked.
COLT 1878 "FRONTIER SIX-SHOOTER": .44-40, G, $850. Repaired grip and mis-matched loading
gate. Pitted bore has good rifling, original 5.5" barrel. 2" groups...Another, this time in .38-40, old renickel. repaired
grip, replaced cylinder, good bore, works well, $600...Yet another, made in 1899(darn!), .44-40, brown finish, $750.
COLT NEW SERVICE: .45acp, VG, $450, FFL. British proved, h.r. grips(1 chip), nice bore,
tight lock-up, Brit holster. Converted from .455.
COLT NEW SERVICE, old model: .44-40, G, $500, FFL. 4.5" barrel, good bore, lanyard ring. Repaired
grip and light pitting overall. Made in 1906, holster... Another with 7.5" barrel. Good lock-up, dovetail front
sight, nice bore, no finish, chip to left h.r. grip, replaced swivel. $400, FFL, made in 1903.
COLT NEW SERVICE shooter: 38-40, VG, $400, FFL. Reblued, ringed barrel groups ~3"@10m,
sights are right on, replaced swivel. Bore mikes .408". holster.
COLT OFFICER'S MODEL target: .38sp, VG, $500, FFL. 7.5" barrel, both original and
target walnut grips, G, made in 1939. This is a flat-top revolver with adjustable sights, and works well. It
has an old black enamel coating externally and on some internal parts. Good bluing underneath. I
have an S&W with the same treatment, but it has British proofs. Good bore with light pitting.
COLT POLICE POSITIVE TARGET: .22, VG, $395. FFL. 50% finish, a few pits, adjusable front
and rear sights, good h.r. grips, EX bore. Model G made in 1914... Another, Good, 10% finish, with good checkered wood
grips and non-adjust front sight, good bore, $295. Locks up tight when trigger is pulled- no lead shaving, made in 1912. Your
choice of period flap or shoulder holster with either gun.
COLT POLICE POSITVE: .38spl, VG, $225, FFL. Made in 1919. Replaced ejector head
and grips. Shoots good, 6" barrel, holster.
COLT POLICE POSITIVE: .38 S&W, G, $150. 4" nickel and stag grips; nice little ladies'
gun with Western holster. Works pretty good, especially DA, but has a loose lock-up. Some enigmatic numbers
stamped on frame...Another, 20% blue, 5" barrel, "C" h.r. grips(one chipped), tight lock-up, $160. Made in 1919.
1873 COLT SAA ARTILLERY revolver: .45lc, F, $500. 5.5" barrel, mismatched #s, 'US' on
frame, replaced grips & ejector; burned in fire. (sold)
1849 COLT INFRINGEMENT revolver: .36, P, $100. Made in Belgium. Cylinder turns, but
hammer won't stay cocked. Cracked barrel is mismatched and missing the forcing cone. Nice bone grips, repro
rammer needs fitting.
1861 COLT NAVY: .36, G, $750. Very low sn: 1065. 1st year(maybe 1st month!) production.
All numbers match, including the wedge. Repro creeping loading lever and nipples. Grip is angled more than usual-- seems to
have been made that way. Some loss to top of hammer. Works fine, and bore is shootable. Not ready.
1860 COLT ARMY replica: .44, EX, $300. Navy Arms Uberti. The fluted cylinder's finish
is duller than the rest of the gun(came that way). I bought this gun new in 1978. Original box.
Colt 1872 OPEN TOP revolver copy: .44 special, EX, $350, FFL. Bubba struk again.
This time he filed on the forcing cone, and not very straight either(.030" gap). I didn't notice until I shot it.
Best way to correct this is to buy an extra 5.5" barrel from Cimarron for $116(has 8"). Hits 7" high @ 10m with ~3" groups. Barrel
is marked '.44 COLT', but the bore is too small for original ammo(.435" vs .457"). Can also use .44 Russian. Made by Uberti
for Cimarron. Original box... The advantage of an open-top revolver is that if you blow the cylinder, it won't damage
1877 COLT LIGHTNING revolver: .38, VG, $650. 2.5" barrel, ~50% original nickel, works
well. Good grips from another gun. Made in 1886... Another, 3.5" barrel, works SA, but hammer won't trip in DA. Made
in 1887, $550...Yet another, no finish, missing trigger & bolt/sear springs, $450. 4.5" barrel w/ejector. Made in 1908(FFL)...My
best yet, prettiest gun I own, a 2.5" Storekeeper w/ pearl grips and nice rust blue finish(95%), EX, $1300.
Colt refinish #4 stamped twice on frame under left grip. Sharp edges, internal surfaces not blued. Some markings are
faint. German silver front sight. Made in 1880, works perfectly... All have 3 matching #s, good bores and good grips.
I blew up a Lightning once with a .38 special round.
1877 COLT THUNDERER: .41, G, $450, FFL. Made in 1900, sorry. Grey finish, works fine
SA, but in DA the hammer won't release. 4.5" barrel has ejector and a good bore. All parts are present, matching, and
original except for the repro grips, cylinder pin latch, trigger spring, and one screw. Some pitting on cylinder and grip
CZ 52 pistol: 7.62, EX, $225, FFL. Arsenal reblue imported by Century. Matching #s,
2 mags, holster, cleaning rod & lanyard. Test fired OK.
CZ 1938 (p.39t): .380, VG, $450, FFL. Several dings, ~90% blue, original
mag, CZ 52 pigskin holster. Groups ~2" @ 10m and drops the spent cases in a small circle at your feet... A better
DREYSE 1907: .32acp, G, $160, FFL. Funky WWI German auto pistol with early slide serrations
& matching #s, but with pitting and poor bore ...Another, late type, VG, $225 FFL(not ready). Holsters.
DUTCH 1922 BROWNING auto pistol: .380, G, $300, FFL. Pre-war marked with large (crown)
W. Matching #s, early horn grips, no import marks, holster, shoots great.
ENGLISH PINFIRE revolver: 12mm, G, $450. All original, works perfectly, good bore. Marked
"Canderwood & Son, 14 North Earl St, Dublin". Large frame, British proof marks, nice checkered rosewood bag grips.
FLARE PISTOL, M8: 40mm, P, $100. Type used with ports in U.S. WWII aircraft. Loss
to left grip. Numrich has parts for these.
FOREHAND & WADSWORTH OLD ARMY: .44 Russian, G, $1500. Extremely rare Old West single-action
revolver with faint California Bear mark on frame. No finish, moderate pitting. Works pretty good, but sear is buggered.
Repaired grip, replaced ejector rod, good bore, holster. I test fired this gun and got a 2" group @ 10m.
FRENCH ORDNANCE revolver M.1873: 11mm, VG, $650. With 1909 holster(missing pouches).
All matching except for replaced trigger spring.(sold)
FRENCH PINFIRE revolver: 12mm, VG, $350. In the white with lots of engraving. Marked
"AL" on cylinder and "Laine Bte. Rue Rivoli 21" on barrel. German (crown) U proofs. Replaced ejector. Barrel was cut
long ago to 4.5" and front sight relocated; muzzle crown is old and pitted. Nice bone grips from another gun are undersize(crude
wood grips that came with it are included, remind me). Not ready.
GERMAN REICHS REVOLVER, M.1879 relic or shooter: 11mm/.44, G, $400. Severe pitting
& file marks, matching #s, nice replaced grips. Works OK, good bore. Unit marked "1.M.II.??.6.?. Converted
to .44 Russian. Adjust windage on these by twisting the barrel in the frame.(sold)
GERMAN FLARE PISTOL, WWI: 26mm, G,
$160. No maker's name, but good unit mark: L.J.R.16.1.K.
HAMMOND BULLDOG: .44rf, G. $550. Single-shot boot pistol that used .44 Henry ammo. Nice
grips, grey finish, not working. Patented 1864.
HILL tip-up revolver: .38 S&W, F, $350. Extremely rare British 6-gun. Marked "Hill's
Patent Self Extractor" on barrel. Works, but grip frame is cracked. Similar to Zhuk #378. Holster.
H&R TRAPPER revolver: .22, G, $175, FFL. 6" barrel, 7-shot, decorated target grip,
weighs only 14 oz. Brite bore groups ~2" @ 10m. 80% finish with minor pitting. DA almost works, but return is a little weak.
Woodsman holster fits perfectly. Use standard velocity ammo or CB caps.
HOPKINS & ALLEN XL No. 5: .38 S&W, G, $160. 5-shot spur trigger revolver works
well. ~40% nickel, Merwin dog-head grips with initials carved in both.
ITALIAN BODEO shooter, NCO type: 10.4/.44 Russian, VG, $175, FFL. Folding trigger, octagon
barrel. Works fine SA only; DA strut is missing. Made in Eibar Spain in 1917. Test fired with .44 Russian ammo. Holster.
ITALIAN BODEO revolver: 10.4, VG, $450, FFL. Marked "CORPO GUARDIE MUNICIPALI NAPOLI"
on left h.r. grip. Right grip has a crest. This was a special unit formed to protect Naples officials from the Mafia. Comes
with holster, lanyard, and cleaning rod. Ammo is currently made by Fiocchi.
JAPANESE TYPE 26 REVOLVER shooter: 9mm, G, $300, FFL. Lots of dark rust and pitting,
but works perfectly and has a nice bore. Theater-made right grip, chip from left one. These are fascinating DAO revolvers,
top half is S&W, bottom is Rast-Gasser. (Squeeze trigger guard to open side plate.) Make ammo from .38acp cases. Groove
dia is .374", use LEE .36 heel bullets. Holster. sold.
JAPANESE NAMBU TYPE 14 last ditch: 8mm, EX, $650 FFL. 20.2 date, smooth grips, all matching
including mag! ... Another, 19.5 dated, VG, $350. Replaced firing pin, f.p. follower, trigger guard and grips... Another,
G, '14.6' small guard shooter, pitted reblue, repro mag, no grips, fair bore, $350. Holsters for all.
JAPANESE NAVAL PAPA NAMBU: 8mm, G, $900, FFL. Test fired OK. TGE type with
engraved anchor. About 20% pitting, mostly around the grip area. Matching except for the revarnished grips, repro bolt
lock, and magazine.(sold)...Another, converted to .30 Luger with 6" barrel and reblued, EX, $900, FFL.
JO-LO-AR shooter: 9mm Largo, G, $250, FFL. Scarce & weird Spanish
cavalry pistol made in 1925. These are the only auto pistols which can be cocked and loaded with one hand. This
one is missing the lever(palanca) which made this possible, but it could be easily fashioned from 5/16" bar stock(remind
me to furnish a photo copy of one). Instead, someone has installed a cocking knob, because the slide has no serrations. This
gun has been thru a lot, probably fired with .38 Supers which fit fine, but are way too hot. It works perfectly, but the slide
is bent slightly, the hammer pin is incorrect, and there are some file marks in the barrel hinge area. Repaired
left grip, holster... Better one with palanca, $600. Learn more
KERR naval conversion revolver:
.45, VG, $1500. Spanish copy made by Durango in Eibar,
model 1872. Not ready. LEARN MORE
M.1854 LEFAUCHEUX pinfire revolver:
12mm, G, $550. made in Italy by Glisenti!
M.1854 LEFAUCHEUX pinfre revolver: 12mm, VG, $750. Replaced front
sight and ejector. Sn: 29120, likely used in our Civil War. Not ready... Another, G, $450. Not working: hammer sear ground
off, but cylinder indexes OK. Trigger sear is good. Replaced sight, ~20% rust/pitting, sn 34315. Made in Paris.
LEFAUCHEUX type double barrel pinfire: 9mm, VG, $160. Attractive small-framed gun,
engraved, with blued barrels. No markings-- looks Belgian. Appears unfired, but chambers have been enlarged. Make cases from
9mm Largo. Rifled bores mike ~.370".
MAB D pistol, Nazi marked: .32acp, VG, $300, FFL. Minor rust spots. Repro
grips, nice bore. 2 mags & holster.
MANHATTAN Series V revolver: .36, G. $425. 6-shot, 12 notches in cylinder, nice grips, rare 6.5" barrel. Not ready.
MARLIN "38 STANDARD 1878": .38 S&W,
G, $225. Works good, but a little loose. Funky spur-trigger tip-up revolver. SASS approved.
MAUSER 1910 auto pistol: .25acp, G, $225, FFL. Not ready.
MAUSER HSc Eagle L pistol: .32acp, VG, $450, FFL. Original mag and grips, EX bore.
MERWIN & BRAY revolver: .41rf, G, $450. Brass-framed cup-fire converted to
MERWIN HULBERT DA large frame revolver: .44-40, F, $750. Works, but springs are
weak. Barrel cut to 4.3" long ago, and brass sight added. Severe pitting on L side, broken latch. Good suction, good bore.
MEXICAN LUGER: .30, G, $1100, FFL. Standard DWM 1900/06 commercial BUG model w/grip
safety and 4.75" barrel. Long slide on short frame, the 2 groups matching. Works perfectly. No Mexican markings, but has
German sliver grips with brass Aztec calendars and heads of the Eagle Warrior. Also 2 blank plates that you can engrave
'P. Villa' on or whatever. Replaced grip screws and numbered wood bottom mag. Comes with a period Luger shoulder holster(F).
MOORE 7-SHOOTER belt revolver: .32 rimfire, G, $500. Rare 'sterile' version, made
without markings. 5" barrel, engraved brass frame, replaced ejector rod, replaced grips fit well. Works
perfectly, tight action, good bore, sharp edges. Spot of pitting on cylinder. No blue or silver remaining.
MOSSBERG BROWNIE copy: .22, VG, $160, FFL. Compact 4-barrel pistol. Chrome finish w/ivory
plastic grips, made by EIG in Italy. Works fine.
MUFF percussion pistols: 1) .45, G, $75. Belgian style center hammer, octagon
barrel, 7" OAL. 2) American style, .32, G, $75, 6.5" long. Both unmarked, both work, and both for $130.
PINFIRE revolver, Belgian 6-shot: 9mm, G, $225. Works sometimes. Light
pitting, replaced ejector, nice walnut grips, refinished bright. see below.
PINFIRE double barrel pistol: 15mm, G, $160. Made in Spain, works perfectly.
PROTOTYPE SA revolver: .45 LC, VG, $650, FFL. SN #1, marked "F.J. PIERCE".
Replaced Colt cylinder, 8" barrel, shoots great. Most likely made in the late '40s when Colt had stopped production of its
single action, and Ruger hadn't yet started.
RADOM P.35 auto pistol: 9mm, G, $350, FFL. Last ditch 2-lever type with
phosphate finish and replaced wood grips. #s match, but frame # is scratched. (sold)
REMINGTON Model 51: .380, VG, $450, FFL. The best shooting pocket
pistol ever made, and only 3/4" thick. Original mag.
REMINGTON NEW MODEL POCKET conversion revolver: .32rf, F, $300. Works
perfectly, but metal has been sanded. Missing firing pin, but there is a dovetail for it. Nice grips. The Ruger Bearcat was
based on this gun.
REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY: .44, G, $650. Good bore, works fine, but with
battered cylinder and repro hammer, hand and cylinder pin. Nice grips with cartouche. Not ready.
REMINGTON 1858 BUNTLINE revolver: .44, EX, $150. Reproduction made by Armi
San Marco in Italy. Awesome hogleg with polished brass frame, 12" barrel, adjustable rear sight and ramp front. Cut-out in
frame is larger than the originals', and .451" 230gr bullets(swaged) can be loaded. Previous owner reports that it is more
accurate than a Ruger Old Army(and a lot cheaper). Remingtons were not cut for shoulder stocks. Cabela's once sold
these for $350.
REMINGTON 1875: .44 Remington, G, $1400. Barrel cut to 6", shimmed
recoil shield, dovetailed front sight, "EW" marked on frame and 4 kill notches on grip. Serial #163. Minor
pitting, no finish left. Works fine; can also shoot .44-40s.(sold)
1860 REMINGTON CONVERSION revolver: .44cf, G, $750. Bobbed hammer, one
buggered chamber filled in, grip repair, original loading lever and cylinder pin. Works.
REMINGTON double derringer: .41, G, $350. Type II with 50% nickel, good
h.r. grips and poor bores. Works perfectly and hinges are sound. Cheapest Remington derringer on the Internet. Reloadable
.41 rimfire cases are available from Dixie.(sold)
RAST-GASSER 1898 revolver, Austria: 8mm, VG, $550. Tight action, nice grips,
nice bore, matching #s. Replaced ejector button and swivel. holster.
ROTH-STEYR 1905 auto pistol: 8mm, VG, $750, FFL. Complicated & funky early Austrian
cavalry DA semi-auto. Thinning blue, minor pitting, nice grips, holster. Fiocchi makes the ammo...Another, moderate pitting,
RUBY 1915 French Contract pistol: .32acp, G, $250, FFL. The original early 'RUBY',
made by Gabilondo y Urresti. Original magazine. 'HE' stamped on tang. Complete, works OK. Holster.
SAVAGE 1861 Navy revolver: .36, F, $800. Fascinating gas-seal design
where the cylinder moves forward over barrel cone. On this one, cylinder rotates, but hammer won't hold cock. 3 mashed nipples, repaired
hammer and dent in cylinder. Complete, except for loading lever and trigger spring. It appears that a lever from
an 1861 Navy Colt could be adapted.
SCHEINTOD 3-shot gas pistol: 12mm, VG, $125. Lightweight aluminum, refinished,
with original Nico walnut grips. Ammo can be made from .410 shells. These were also used for signal flares. Comes in repro
box, with instructions in German. Not ready.
SCHEINTOD revolver: 12mm, VG, $250. 5-shot type made in Belgium
of low quality, but works perfectly. Folding trigger, checkered walnut grips.
SAUER 38H: .32acp, VG, $325, FFL. Late type with grey finish,
aluminum trigger, and no hammer safety. Repro grips, mag & holster. Works perfectly.
SIMEON NORTH M.1819 percussion conversion: .69, F, $225. Burned in fire,
missing hammer, dated 1822.
SPANISH copy of SAA revolver: .44-40, VG, $450, FFL. Hybrid Colt-Remington
design. Basque inscription on 4.5" barrel, nice bore, works perfectly. Holster.
SPANISH PINFIRE revolver: 9mm, VG, $350. In-the-white folding-trigger type
with engraving and minor pitting; works perfectly.
STAR BM: 9mm, VG, $250, FFL. Compact single-stack ex- Guardia Civil pistol,
arsenal reblued and import marked. Steel frame, shiney bore. Holster.
STAR PD: .45acp, VG, $350, FFL. 1970's cult gun. Still one of the lightest
.45's you can buy, only 22 oz empty. ~90% finish remaining, ask for pics. Shoots well, and to point of aim(2 hands). 6-shot,
4" barrel, aluminum frame, buffer, 1 mag. Includes original Pachmayr grips, and new thin checkered walnut grips. Stars
have tapered slides, which make them more compact, and easy to draw. Black leather pancake holster.
STAR MODELO MILITAR 1920: 9mm Largo, VG, $350, FFL. (sold) An
important piece to have in any auto pistol collection, this model was the first of a long series culminating in the Argentine
Ballester Molina. It combined the configuration of the Colt 1911 with the lockwork of the Ruby and used a slide-mounted hammer
block safety, originated by Star, then dropped, only to re-appear on other makes. Like the Astra 400, it can shoot several
calibers. A scarce gun issued to the feared Guardia Civil(state police) and obsoleted by 1921. http://www.9mmlargo.com/1920/
STARR revolver c.f. conversion: 11mm Montenegrin, G, $500. Or maybe .476 Enfield caliber.
See similar gun on p.4. Incorrect rear sight, original loading lever(usually discarded on conversions). This 5-shot conversion
of a D.A. Starr was done in Belgium. Not ready... Another, $750.
S&W M-13 aircrewman: .38 spl, G, $1600, FFL. Frame crack under barrel, which is
probably the main reason these were destroyed, not the aluminum cylinder. Mine was carried a lot. One ragged hole @10m.
It is identical to this one, except for condition:
I know the price is high, but I like these too much.
S&W AMERICAN shooter: .44, G, $550: Barrel cut to 4.6". Nice grips glued on. Broken
frame screw, broken latch spring, cylinder stop hangs up.
S&W model 1917 revolver: .45acp, VG, $550, FFL. Brazilian contract,
made in 1946. Blued finish... Another, parkerized, $450... Or a shooter, just $325: replaced crane, sideplate, grips, some
screws & hammer. Cold blue finish. Nice bore, good lock-up.
S&W REGULATION POLICE: .38 S&W, VG, $225. I-frame? Tight lock-up,
80% original nickel finish, sn 9467, w/old police holster.
S&W DA 3rd model: .38, G, $125. Smaller version of the .44 DA Frontier,
with 3" barrel. About 75% original nickel w/blue trigger guard. Needs trigger return spring, sear work, and the replaced pearl
grips fitted and repaired. I could have fixed this, but .38 S&W ammo is still available, and there is no paperwork(antique),
so a criminal could buy it. Indexing, topstrap and ejector work well. This gun was designed for black powder.
S&W RUSSIAN 1874: .44, G, $750. Repaired top strap, trigger guard spur,
hand, & sear. Test fired 12x-- fair bore groups ~3" @ 10m, w/no keyholes. Tight action, nice walnut grips, replaced swivel.
~50% nickel remaining.
S&W 1903 HAND EJECTOR 3rd model: .32, G, $160, FFL. I- frame, cylinder
rotates left, 4" barrel, works good. sn 281xxx.
S&W LADYSMITH, 3rd model: .22, F, $125, FFL. Complete, but has no finish,
severe pitting, replaced grips, flared barrel cone, poor bore, and timing is off. Cheapest on the Internet.
S&W 1st model HAND EJECTOR copy: .32-20, VG, $225, FFL. Fitted with
after market target sights; groups .5" @ 10m, The most accurate c.f. pistol I own, with a tight action and priced right.
The catch? It's made in Spain. 'J.L. Galef, N.Y. Sole Distrubutor / USA 1923 Model' on barrel. sold
UNIQUE model 51: .22lr, EX, $225, FFL. Reblued, replaced "FR" grips, 3"
barrel. Shoots good and groups ~3"@10m. Similar to Spanish Ruby. Holster.
WALTHER ac PP: .32 acp, VG, $450, FFL. Eagle N, WaA359, match #s, good bore... Another,
a legitimate variation, assembled by occupation forces at the end of WWII. See p.39 in "German Pistols and Holsters",
volume II. Slide is marked '385741 ac P', and frame is '387286 p'. Both #s are within range. repro mag, holster.
WEBLEY MARK I AUTO PISTOL: .455, VG, $1600, FFL. With original mag. Grips are original,
but one is black and the other is brown. Other parts are matching.
WEBLEY MARK VI revolver: .45 acp, VG, $550, FFL. 6" barrel, rare walnut
WEBLEY METROPOLITAN POLICE: .32acp, G, $100, FFL Severe pitting, broken right
grip, incorrect mag.
WHITNEY MODEL #1 spur trigger revolver: .22, VG, $300. Works perfectly,
good bore. Brass frame w/traces of silver, short fluted 7-shot cylinder. Marked 'Whitneyville Armory'. Unusual feature
is that one grip is walnut and the other rosewood, but both are factory numbered to gun. Do not shoot .22 shorts in this pistol,
only CB or BB caps.
I also have many broken guns that are missing parts, but not listed. I
can usually let these go at cost, but I probably paid too much. No list, but tell me what you want and I will know if I have
The UNCOLTS, all single action. Stock photo, not for sale. How many
can you identify? Hit END key for answers.
British TRANSITION REVOLVER: A c.1850 hybrid incorporating features
of the Pepperbox and a wedge-frame Colt. Very well made and working well; could probably be shot, but I haven't tried it.
DA bar hammer is offset to allow use of sights; well-rifled bore is about .42cal(60 bore). Lots of floral engraving and light
pitting. On top of barrel is the inscription "W.A. BECKWITH, LONDON" and a "TFB" in gothic script on medallion on back of
grip. Appears to be made in the style of John Blissett of Liverpool. $800. (sold)
Transition revolvers were some of the best products of the British gun makers art, and the Guild
system which worked well for small production, but fell into disfavor when interchangeablity of parts became important. The
market for these elegant weapons was mainly the British privileged class; most were engraved and it seems that no two were
exactly alike... Such is the nature of gun collecting that the once-prized possession of a nobleman is now worth less than
many mass-produced weapons, and is affordable to those of much lower social standing.
Second gun is an 1872 Tranter in .32rf Long. These were competitors of Webley, more complex
in design. $250(sold).
The revolvers of Leopold Gasser (Austria).
Not for sale.
1) M.1870(iron frame). Markings from Austria, Montenegro and Turkey. Surplused
to Montenegro, then captured by the Turks during the Balkan wars. 2) M.1874(steel frame). Note that the bar safety is engaged,
a distinguishing feature of Gassers. 3) Belgian Gasser made by Francotte in 12mm Galand cal. 4) M.1878 Officer's model, 9mm.
Can shoot .38 S&Ws. 5) M.1898 Rast-Gasser, 8mm. Can shoot .32 S&W longs. 6) Montenegrin Gasser. Marked on knoxform
with cypher of Nicholas I of Montenegro. The huge 11mm Gasser/Montenegrin cartridge had 6 variations(see Starr conversion
Four DOUBLE-BARREL PISTOLS and a SINGLE-SHOT (not for sale)
1) top. The Bavarian Werder, 11mm. See Werder sporting rifle on page 2.
2) 1878 Belgian Gendarme pistol, Remington Rolling Block patent, 9.4mm. 3) Spanish pinfire double, 15mm. 4) Lefaucheux type,
.450 cal, p.202 in 1911 ALFA catalog. 5) Spanish copy of Remington derringer.
above): 1) Spanish Colt. 2) Pierce prototype. 3) 1860 Remington conversion. 4) 1875 Remington. 5) S&W American. 6) S&W
Russian. 7) Merwin-Hulbert 3rd model. 8) Merwin Pocket. 9) Forehand & Wadsworth. 10) Hopkins & Allen. 11) Civil War Bacon,
converted to .38cf. 12) Plant cupfire converted to .41rf.