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Background imagePistol Collection: Wonders of the cinema organ by G. H. Davis

Wonders of the cinema organ by G. H. Davis
Noises played for films: wonders of the cinema organ. Thunder, shots and tom-toms controlled by an organist: a film-theatre organ that creates sound effects. Date: 1929

Background imagePistol Collection: Variety of pistols, incl Colts Deringer pistol / Peacemaker

Variety of pistols, incl Colts Deringer pistol / Peacemaker
A variety of pistols, including Colts Deringer pistol, the Snapchance Revolver, a full-size cartridge, a US Cavalry Colt Sa (Single Action Army - Peacemaker).45 revolver (circa 1877)

Background imagePistol Collection: Long John Silver / Parrot

Long John Silver / Parrot
For generations of readers, the archetypal pirate is Long John Silver, the devious and malevolent villain of Robert Louis Stevensons Treasure Island - parrot and all !

Background imagePistol Collection: Battle of Naseby

Battle of Naseby
THE BATTLE OF NASEBY The Royalist army is defeated by the larger Parliamentarian forces at the decisive Battle of Naseby

Background imagePistol Collection: Colt Guns and Rifles

Colt Guns and Rifles - breech-loading arms. circa late 19th century

Background imagePistol Collection: Arrested by an undercover police officer

Arrested by an undercover police officer
An undercover female police officer springs her Honey Trap on an unsuspecting criminal, who goes from a jolly evening with a fetching lady to staring down the barrel of a revolver!

Background imagePistol Collection: The Goal in Sight - Two Scotsmen fired up in race for Scotch

The Goal in Sight - Two Scotsmen fired up in race for Scotch
The Goal in Sight - Two Scotsmen fired up in a race for the First Prize of a bottle of Scotch Whisky! Date: 1916

Background imagePistol Collection: Izmir (Smyrna) - Greek Porter / attendant

Izmir (Smyrna) - Greek Porter / attendant
A Greek Porter/attendant from Smyrna (modern Izmir), Turkey in traditional costume

Background imagePistol Collection: Lambro the Pirate

Lambro the Pirate
Mr Dry in the role of Lambro the Pirate

Background imagePistol Collection: Shakespeare - Henry V

Shakespeare - Henry V - Pistol: Pish for thee, Iceland dog! circa 1830

Background imagePistol Collection: The pocket-pistol - equipped for Balaclava

The pocket-pistol - equipped for Balaclava. A soldier handing a pistol(?) to a mounted soldier as another soldier looks on. Date 1855

Background imagePistol Collection: Holmes clapped a pistol to his head and Martin slipped the handcuffs over his wrists

Holmes clapped a pistol to his head and Martin slipped the handcuffs over his wrists

Background imagePistol Collection: Street music: organ grinder rejected, 1858

Street music: organ grinder rejected, 1858
Repelling foreign invasion: paterfamilias tries the cold water cure in a case of organ grinding. Date: 1858

Background imagePistol Collection: Patriotic Postcard - Officer and Union Flag

Patriotic Postcard - Officer and Union Flag
For the Old Flag A World War One era officer, pointing his pistol toward the enemy. Standing up tall before the Union flag, for King and Country... Date: circa 1916

Background imagePistol Collection: G&s / Pirates, India 3

G&s / Pirates, India 3
Young Frederic is reminded of his duty at pistol-point by the Pirate King and Ruth in an amateur production by the British community at Simla, India

Background imagePistol Collection: English Smuggler

English Smuggler
German portrayal of an English smuggler

Background imagePistol Collection: Taurus revolver

Taurus revolver Date: circa 1970

Background imagePistol Collection: Browning M1911 .45 calibre automatic pistol

Browning M1911 .45 calibre automatic pistol Date: circa 1970

Background imagePistol Collection: Beretta automatic pistol

Beretta automatic pistol Date: circa 1970

Background imagePistol Collection: Browning M1911 .45 calibre automatic pistol

Browning M1911 .45 calibre automatic pistol Date: circa 1970

Background imagePistol Collection: Beretta automatic pistol

Beretta automatic pistol Date: circa 1970

Background imagePistol Collection: Taurus revolver

Taurus revolver Date: circa 1970

Background imagePistol Collection: Automatic pistol from Japan

Automatic pistol from Japan Date: circa 1970

Background imagePistol Collection: Smith & Wesson revolver

Smith & Wesson revolver Date: circa 1970

Background imagePistol Collection: Taurus revolver

Taurus revolver Date: circa 1970

Background imagePistol Collection: Smith & Wesson revolver

Smith & Wesson revolver Date: circa 1970

Background imagePistol Collection: Beretta automatic pistol

Beretta automatic pistol Date: circa 1970

Background imagePistol Collection: Rider performing carousel exercises with lance

Rider performing carousel exercises with lance, sword and pistol, jousting at a ring and a dummy head. Copied from Francois Robichon de La Guerinieres Ecole de Cavalerie, 1730

Background imagePistol Collection: Pirate Long John Silver with his parrot on his shoulder

Pirate Long John Silver with his parrot on his shoulder
Long John Silver with his parrot on his shoulder Date: First published: 1883

Background imagePistol Collection: Regimental Sports - 27th Inniskillings, Tianjin, China

Regimental Sports - 27th Inniskillings, Tianjin, China
Regimental Sports - 27th Inniskillings, Tianjin, Northern China - 13th May 1911. Western nations were permitted to garrison the area to ensure open access to Beijing

Background imagePistol Collection: WW2 - Salute To the Brave

WW2 - Salute To the Brave
An illustrated front cover for a WW2 story book, Salute To The Brace, written by Clementine Hunter. The image a folder of documents and a pistol. Date: circa 1940s

Background imagePistol Collection: Dr Hugh Redmayne, architect

Dr Hugh Redmayne, architect
Caricature of Dr Hugh Redmayne, architect, by Philippe Ledoux Date: circa 1930

Background imagePistol Collection: John Swain & Son Advertisement

John Swain & Son Advertisement
An advertisement for John Swain & Son Ltd, specialists in commercial photography, photo engraving, typesetting, electrotyping and stereotyping

Background imagePistol Collection: White Star Line - antique brass flare pistol

White Star Line - antique brass flare pistol
White Star Line - rare antique brass SPRA flare pistol, stamped White Star Line 22368 with proof mark. Barrel 3.75 inches. with deactivation certificate, dated 5/4/00

Background imagePistol Collection: Regatta at Ryde

Regatta at Ryde
A starting gun signals the beginning of a yacht race as part of a regatta at Ryde on the Isle of Wight. Date: 1931

Background imagePistol Collection: The Breed of the Treshams by John Rutherford

The Breed of the Treshams by John Rutherford touring to the Theatre Royal, Manchester on 8th May 1905. Scene showing the fight in Act II, in which Reresby keeps mutineers in the Royalist army at bay

Background imagePistol Collection: Photograph showing a Nationalist infantry unit, led by their officer (on left, with pistol)

Photograph showing a Nationalist infantry unit, led by their officer (on left, with pistol), running across open ground towards a ruined house during the Spanish Civil War, 1936

Background imagePistol Collection: Henry IV Part II

Henry IV Part II
Pistol informing Sir John Falstaff of the death of King Henry IV Act V Scene III Date: 1857

Background imagePistol Collection: An Incident in the Siege of Leith, near Edinburgh, 6 April 1560

An Incident in the Siege of Leith, near Edinburgh, 6 April 1560, part of the European Wars of Religion. Weapons were fired after a supposed cessation of hostilities

Background imagePistol Collection: British Attack on Buenos Aires (Second Battle of Buenos Aires), Argentina, 4-5 July 1807

British Attack on Buenos Aires (Second Battle of Buenos Aires), Argentina, 4-5 July 1807, as part of the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815). Date: 1807

Background imagePistol Collection: Uniform of a second mate, second maitre, French Navy, 1844

Uniform of a second mate, second maitre, French Navy, 1844. Handcoloured woodblock print by Pauquet after A. Gusman from Eugene Paninis Marine, arsenaux, navires, equipages, navigation, atterages

Background imagePistol Collection: Regency gentleman falling over a gate while two women watch

Regency gentleman falling over a gate while two women watch. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by John Augustus Atkinson from Illustrations of the Miseries of Human Life, William Miller, London, 1807

Background imagePistol Collection: Relics of Prince Charles Edward, the Young Pretender

Relics of Prince Charles Edward, the Young Pretender. Folding spoon and case, dress sword, silver-hilted broadsword, silver goblet, travelling (folding) knife, fork and spoon, shield, sporran, dirk

Background imagePistol Collection: Italian soldiers and helmet, late 16th century

Italian soldiers and helmet, late 16th century
Italian soldier in day wear with sword and dagger A, Italian soldier in battle dress with matchlock musket, wheellock pistol, sword, helm and breastplate B, and Italian helmet C

Background imagePistol Collection: Knight, fool and girl, 16th century Germany

Knight, fool and girl, 16th century Germany
Knight (reiter) with wheel-lock pistol and harem pants A, jester with bladder and marotte (bauble), B, and girl in long petticoat and apron from Strasbourg C

Background imagePistol Collection: Horsemans arms, armour and accoutrements, 17th century

Horsemans arms, armour and accoutrements, 17th century. Cask helmet, pouldron and vambrace, gorget, guard de reine, pistol, spanner, saddle, lance. Copperplate engraving by N.C

Background imagePistol Collection: Napoleon Bonaparte forced to abdicate

Napoleon Bonaparte forced to abdicate by Marshal Michel Ney who holds pistols to his head, while a Turk sharpens a scimitar outside

Background imagePistol Collection: Spaniards in Peru

Spaniards in Peru
A group of Spanish soldiers and a monk meet with a group of indigenous Peruvian people. The monk holds a book, and is talking to the head of the group of Peruvians. Date: circa 1590s



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