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Old 07-09-2023, 05:35 PM
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Heres's another from the collection. An 18th Century percussion. Nothing known about it, but I think it may be a Naval model. It's very heavy too and quite a size.

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I agree... Looks like a match! I will have to lookup Mortimer!
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There is something familiar between these 2 dueling pistols the one you've posted. They look very similar although the 2 have been converted to percussion. The maker is the same.

BINGO! I had found a number of online pages with similar pistols but hadn't come across that one, (I see that you posted the images, rather than a link.)

I had seen the "Mortimer" name, though. And I had read that flintlocks were often converted to the new percussion system.
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A Good Cased Pair of English Flintlock Dueling Pistols by H. RICHARDS, – Tortuga Trading
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There is something familiar between these 2 dueling pistols the one you've posted. They look very similar although the 2 have been converted to percussion. The maker is the same.

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Yeah, I'm seeing a LOT of similarities...
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Iver Johnson 1st model top break from 1895. It has been refinished at some point.
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My Remington Model 14-1/2, serial 20043, caliber .44-40 (aka .44 WCF) Based on the flush "REM-UMC" ammo indicator, the receiver not being tapped for a tang sight, and the last patent date on the barrel "Nov.19.12" I'd peg this rifle as around 1913 production. The DCP Canadian proof indicates it was part of an order for 4,000 in 44-40 for use during the First World War. These rifles were scattered all over the Empire, and at least one (serial 34292) is in the Imperial War Museum.




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Not pretty like most shown here, but still functional and ready for use every day. The is a Winchester Model of 1912 in 12 ga. made in 1919. It has been used and not well cared for as the external finish shows. It had a Poly-Choke on it (hate those). Had the barrel cut back to 18 inches. It is behind a door with a full mag and 5 extra on the stock. It is chambered for 2 1/2 inch 12 ga. Still a working gun!
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I'm digging up a bit more info on the Richards gun making and have come across this site with a list of London gunmakers , there is a mention of the name Mortimer too. Here's the link:
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Here's a photo of a 10 gauge made by H Richards
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Another one I forgot about, No1 MKIII ShtLE 1916 BSA made.

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I am really enjoying this thread. I was a little reluctant to post this gun because I modified it. I had been looking for an old model 12 to cut down and found this one at Tulsa last year. It was totally silvered from use and had a Polychoke on it. The wood was very good and it functioned like all model 12s do. I had it cut to 20 inches and had the muzzle dressed up and a brass bead installed. To stay with my Bubba tendencies I cold blued it with Oxpho Blue. I think it turned out pretty well and even gave it a coating of Renaissance wax. It was made in 1922.


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Here's a Colt Frontier Six Shooter that shipped the Copper Queen Mercantile, Bisbee, Arizona in 1916.
Here is another Frontier Six Shooter (Colt Single Action Army .44-40) manufactured in 1914, factory letter says it shipped to El Paso, Texas in 1915. Still pretty capable, 25 rounds at 25 feet, 200-grain cast RN-FP at about 850FPS.
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I am really enjoying this thread. I was a little reluctant to post this gun because I modified it. I had been looking for an old model 12 to cut down and found this one at Tulsa last year. It was totally silvered from use and had a Polychoke on it. The wood was very good and it functioned like all model 12s do. I had it cut to 20 inches and had the muzzle dressed up and a brass bead installed. To stay with my Bubba tendencies I cold blued it with Oxpho Blue. I think it turned out pretty well and even gave it a coating of Renaissance wax. It was made in 1922.


Looks much prettier than mine. House protection piece?
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Looks much prettier than mine. House protection piece?

Yep. I wanted a open choked pump to make a house gun. I already had a military model 12 riot gun that I have had since I was fourteen, but I didn't want to take the chance of losing it. The military is severely modified, but it's special to me.



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Hand Ejector, Triple Lock, .44 Special, 5" barrel, shipped from the factory in July 1910, serial number 1290, and lettered. It's been in the same family since then.

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One of my percussions circa 1800. Belgian made.
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I thought I'd add another pistol, and a couple other items that were made around the same time.

A S&W M&P made in 1915 and shipped to Belknap Hardware in St. Louis, MO. And a Oliver No. 9 typewriter mase in 1914. Also, a Sears Cold Wave fan made around 1915.

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.32-20 WCF shipped in 1912 to Simmons Hardware, St. Louis, MO. Has a set of one piece Walnut stocks made by Spring Creek Armory, Ten Sleep WY.




.32-20 WCF shipped to Phelps, Dodge Co. in 1911, and sold to the Copper Queen Store in Douglas, AZ..




.44-40 WCF shipped from Colt in 1919. I had one piece Ivory Stocks made for it.




.45 Colt shipped from Colt in 1899.




Marlin 1889 .32-20 WCF made in 1893.







Colt .45 ACP made in 1918. Has been modified and has a post war hardened slide with a Seried 70 barrel & bushing.

Hopkins Allen Acme Hammerless No. 1 1/2 .22 Short or Long caliber. Made between 1902 & 1916.



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Hand Ejector, Triple Lock, .44 Special, 5" barrel, shipped from the factory in July 1910, serial number 1290, and lettered. It's been in the same family since then.

I had it restored several years ago.
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The S&W Hand Ejector (.32 S&W Long) from 1903



Colt Pocket Positive (.32 New Police) dates to 1907

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Hell, I got too many to list. I saw some member that had the nerve to mention he had a vintage m41, doesnít the whipper snapper realize they didnít go into production until 1950s? Vintage my arse.
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Pair of Model 1905 4th Change. Round Butt is right at 100 yo and the Square Butt is a mere 90. Have not fired the RB- possibly unfired, if not still minty as can be. SB also Excellent. Beautiful guns.
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Pair of Model 1905 4th Change. Round Butt is right at 100 yo and the Square Butt is a mere 90. Have not fired the RB- possibly unfired, if not still minty as can be. SB also Excellent. Beautiful guns.
To balance out your pretty guns, here's a beater .32-20 from 1903, that, except for the reproduction grips, is uglier than a mud fence.

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How about this cute little fella?
Tipping and Lawden Sharp's Patent Pepperbox made in the 1860's. Gutta Percha stocks, .22 rimfire, rotating firing pin.




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Yes, but does it still shoot?
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Yes indeed, it shoots...and it keeps company with a couple of 100 year old Colts. A New Army from 1907 and a Police Positive Special from 1922.

The Marlin 27S dates to somewhere around 1913 to 1916 while the Remington Model 25 just squeaks in at 1923.
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How about this old girl - a Winchester Model 1898 Signal Cannon that shoots 10 gauge blanks loaded with 8 drams of black powder.

Winchester began selling that cannon in 1903. It has the early thin barrel and does not have the WP in an oval signifying it was not Winchester Proofed. Winchester started proofing them, and other Winchesters around 1906.

So, this cannon was made between 1903 and 1906 and is in great condition.

She did her thing last Tuesday, July 4th, Independence Day when I fired 20 rounds out of her making a lot of white smoke and very loud bangs from our front yard.

We live in New York State (thank you for your sympathy) but in rural upstate NY. We are out in the country and back 700 feet from the road. Our neighbors being true Americans were pleased.

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Winchester began selling that cannon in 1903. It has the early thin barrel and does not have the WP in an oval signifying it was not Winchester Proofed. Winchester started proofing them, and other Winchesters around 1906.

So, this cannon was made between 1903 and 1906 and is in great condition.

She did her thing last Tuesday, July 4th, Independence Day when I fired 20 rounds out of her making a lot of white smoke and very loud bangs from our front yard.

We live in New York State (thank you for your sympathy) but in rural upstate NY. We are out in the country and back 700 feet from the road. Our neighbors being true Americans were pleased.

Here she is.

Wow, thatís super cool Bill! I wanna see some 100 year old guns!
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1914 Erfurt Artillery Luger



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OUTSTANDING restoration.

Thanks for sharing it.
Thanks. I spent a over a year researching shops before selecting Custom Shop, Inc. in Hamilton, Montana. The restoration was featured on The Outdoor Channel.
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Model 3 Russians produced for the domestic commercial market, more or less 140 years ago.



The seven inch barrel has the standard Smith & Wesson legend in English, not Cyrillic.



Chambered in .44 Russian, the serial number is 35896. There is a diamond with the letters SH stamped in the butt, denoting Schuyler, Hartley & Graham, the largest firearm dealer in the United States in 1860.

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James, is it my imagination or am I seeing a face carved in the grip?
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My pair of 1899's. The blue one I have fired and shot very well. They date to 1900 and 1901.
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German Luger 1908 police rig.
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Not quite 100 but getting close, this 97 year old Colt Frontier Six Shooter .44-40 with 4-3/4Ē barrel and factory original carved ivory gripsÖ..



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Enfield No1 MkIII. New Zealand provenance complete with the original rear sight and volley sights. Looks gnarly enough to have been at Gallipoli.

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How about my 1923 Ansley Fox AE 12 gauge?
Still using it.
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All but one of these qualifies...

I have many more (mostly Milsurp rifles, WW1 and before) that I don't have pictures of.
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When this rifle was made, Queen Victoria ruled England, Butch and Sundance were still "wild", the Brits were fighting the Boers in Africa, and Teddy Roosevelt was becoming President. I have only owned it for 40 years but in it's life it's probably killed more deer then General Motors. To be fair, it's also older than General Motors.
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Another centenarian has joined the aggregation. Made in 1921, a Savage Model 1917 in .32 ACP. A double stack magazine decades before the High power.
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This Colt Model 1903 Hammer belongs to a friend of mine. The grips are custom made, by whom we do not know. Pistol is of 1915 manufacture. Shot it this morning.
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I really love looking at these old masterpieces. My collection has dwindled down to two. Hers one but donít have an exact date. From the SN, best I can determine, itís a 1920 or 21 M&P.
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I have two Swedish m/96 Mausers that just turned 100, both fine shooters. The one on top is original down to the screws. The disk says the barrel is corrosion free with slight wear. Only 2,169 made in 1924 by Carl Gustafs.

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This 160-170 year old English 14 gauge percussion double. It handled the 120 grain overcharge in each barrel with aplomb. Couldn't help but wonder when it was fired last.
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