Italian Travelling Pair

Italian Travelling Pair

An Italian Aristocrat’s Elegant Pair This elegant pair were made in Italy – probably Brescia-   in the mid to late 17th century. Made for a person of high standing and made to be worn and seen; these ornately crafted pistols have remained in Italian...
A Fine Pair by Robert, Bordeaux

A Fine Pair by Robert, Bordeaux

French Silver-Mounted  Gentleman’s Pair This beautiful pair were made in Bordeaux, France in the mid 1700’s. The maker’s names “Robert Bordeaux” are engraved on the lock plates. “Der Neue Stockel”, Vol II, page 1053 mentions...
An early Tranter revolver

An early Tranter revolver

A Cased Tranter Pistol A museum-quality famous English  percussion revolver in its case with a full set of original accoutrements. The Tranter revolver is a double-action cap and ball (percussion) revolver invented around 1856 by English firearms designer William...
A Fine Officer’s Miquelet Pistol

A Fine Officer’s Miquelet Pistol

A Fine Officer’s Miquelet  Pistol This fine officer’s miquelet pistol from Naples, was made in the second quarter of the 19th century. It has a smooth-bore, two stage cannon barrel of 17 mm calibre; engraved miquelet lock, brass mounts decorated with...
A French Nobleman’s Exquisite Pair

A French Nobleman’s Exquisite Pair

A French Nobleman’s Exquisite Pair   This very fine pair of naval flintlock pistols were owned by the Marquis Jean Barthelemy d’Exea (1765-1850) who served in the Army of the Princes , a counter – revolutionary army made up of people...