Pa Kua Chang is an internal discipline developed in the early ninteenth century, based on the eight tri-grams in the 800 year-old "I Ching" (Book of Changes). The training weapons are oversized to develop strength and balance (they were seldom used in battle)...
The matchlock is generally a very long rifle and it is considered to be the earliest ancestor of the modern hand held weapons...
This beautifully carved Continental flintlock pistol is decorated with silver and silver wire inlay; the stock is Walnut. Made circa 1750, this pistol is unusual in that it has both carved and silver decorations. The ramrod is a replacement.
I always recommend checking with a qualified gunsmith before firing any antique firearm.
Comes with Professional Appraisal.
Because this pistol is an antique is does not have to be registered in Canada or the USA.
Flintlock pistol by Jn. Mann & Sons of Glasgow Scotland made specifically to be used for trade with the Native Indians of North America.
Made circa 1820, It has a full stock of walnut with rope burn tiger striping with brass furniture. The lock is stamped "MANN", the barrel is stamped "Glasgow" and has three Birmingham proof marks that were in use beginning in 1813. The ramrod which appears original, looks like it might be a bit short and could have been shortened or replaced at one time...
This unusual, hand engraved, Belgian, Mariette Brevette rolling block pin fire pistol was copied after the Remington Model 1871 Army Pistol.
This large bore 50 cal. pistol was most probably used for dueling as most single shot pin fire pistols are a good deal smaller and were usually hidden in muffs or vest pockets...
This fine model 1816 French Calvary pistol, made at the Royal Maubeuge Armory was converted from flint to percussion in 1823. The barrel is stamped 1823 and the tang behind the hammer is stamped 1822 with a proof mark. The barrel is stamped "17-6 A", "V" and below that, "1493". There are two other proof/inspector's marks stamped in the brass and on the left side just forward of the butt, above the trigger guard, stamped in the wood is "1493" and "St. Etienne"...
This beautiful percussion pistol is a Belgian copy of a Tower pistol made in the early 1800's for the Dutch Coast Guard.
There are no visible stamps or marking and although there may be some on the underside of the barrel, I did not try and remove it to find out. The 60 cal. barrel has minor inside rust and is 5 5/8 inches long, overall length is 11 1/2 inches. The pistol weighs 30 1/5 ounces and is in fine working condition.
This pistol was a family heirloom and had been in the selle...
I always recommend checking with a quali...