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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.


Antique Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver in 0•31 Percussion.

No Licence Required.

Antique Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver in 0•31 Percussion. Made  in 1866 by the Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company. CT. The antique has a  4" barrel with bright about very good, lightly frosted bore. The metal surfaces retain 75% re-applied flaking nickel finish with scattered spots of fine oxidation. The roll scene is partially visible along the cylinder with most scenes worn smooth. The numbers are matching and there are tones of yellow blending through the finish along the grip strap and trigger guard. The walnut grip rates excellent as lightly cleaned with an added layer of varnish. No Licence Required. 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.

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