This blackjack dates from the early to mid 1900's and is a small, easily-concealed weapon consisting of a leather-wrapped lead weight attached to the end of a leather-wrapped coil spring. The strap on the end opposite the weight wraps around the wrist.
It works by storing kinetic energy in the dense core when swung, this stored energy then spreads the impact over a larger surface area; the leather covering lessens the chance of lacerating the skin and the chance of breaking bones...
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...
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"...
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...
I always recommend checking with a quali...
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.