Percussion Guns Page

All percussion muzzle loading guns made after the outbreak of WW2 in 1939 require a Section 1 FAC.

Those made prior to this event are classed as Section 58 (2) antiques and no licence is required.

However the laws are still valid for antique Percussion guns :

Antique guns are on sale to COLLECTORS ONLY, to be kept as a curio or ornament, as per Home Office Guidelines Section 58 (2). Persons wishing to buy any antique must not be a prohibited person and can legally purchase and own such items clearly defined under the new Provisions 108-111 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act. These provisions came into force on Monday 14 July 2014.

 

Remington Model 1858 0•44 calibre Percussion Revolver.

No Licence Required.

Remington New Model Army 0•44 calibre percussion revolver. Some of theses revolvers were used in the Civil War. This version functions very well, has the typical slight pitting towards the muzzle in side the barrel as you can see in the photograph, and the barrel and frame serial numbers are different. The barrel measures  8", the diagonal length is just under 14 1/2", Only £1,250.


Colt Model 1849 0•31 calibre Percussion Pocket Revolver.

No Licence Required.

Colt Model 1849 pocket percussion revolver, made in 1855. All serial numbers match, 4 inch barrel marked with the address Sam Colt New York City. The action works well and the lock up is good. Only £750


Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver in 0•31 Percussion.

No Licence Required.

Colt model 1849 pocket revolver, made in 1865 towards the end of the civil war. Very good bore and overall condition, Cylinder engraving is very sharp, sign of colour case hardening still visible, a really nice example of this iconic back up revolver, only £3,900.

E mail Gunsmith Mike for more information : Mike@PrestigeArms.co.uk

 

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