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Pistols Collection

Background imagePistols Collection: John Moses Browning

John Moses Browning
JOHN MOSES BROWNING American inventor of automatic pistols, rifles etc : shown with one of his machine guns

Background imagePistols Collection: Napoleonic Wars. Cuirassier. French Army. Heavy cavalry. Eng

Napoleonic Wars. Cuirassier. French Army. Heavy cavalry. Engraving. 1806

Background imagePistols 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 imagePistols Collection: Clan Macpherson

Clan Macpherson
Clan MACPHERSON armed with a brace of pistols, as well as his sword and his dagger

Background imagePistols Collection: Colt Guns and Rifles

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

Background imagePistols Collection: Customs / Duels 1815

Customs / Duels 1815
A duel with pistols : preparing to fire

Background imagePistols Collection: Desmoulins, Palais Royal

Desmoulins, Palais Royal
In the gardens of the Palais Royal, Camille Desmoulins climbs a table at the Cafe Foi, and - brandishing a pair of pistols - calls the Sunday afternoon crowd to action

Background imagePistols 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 imagePistols Collection: Tunisia, North Africa - the interior of an Arab shop

Tunisia, North Africa - the interior of an Arab shop specialising in ornate furniture, traditional crafts and decorative items. Date: circa 1930s

Background imagePistols 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 imagePistols Collection: African orphan behind weapons

African orphan behind weapons
A Mozambiquan orphan boy stands behind a rack of g-3 machine pistols belonging to Portuguese colonial soldiers who murdered his parents in the midst of the Portuguese Colonial War (19611974)

Background imagePistols Collection: Duel - Saint-Beuve

Duel - Saint-Beuve
Duel with pistols between Saint-Beuve and Dubois of The Globe - the former insisted on retaining his umbrella, prepared to die but not catch a cold!

Background imagePistols Collection: The Siege of Basing House, near Basingstoke, Hampshire, during the English Civil War

The Siege of Basing House, near Basingstoke, Hampshire, during the English Civil War. It was a Parliamentary victory. Three sieges took place, in 1643, 1644 and 1645. Date: 1643-1645

Background imagePistols Collection: The Birmingham Small Arms Trophy, made up of pistols and bayonets

The Birmingham Small Arms Trophy, made up of pistols and bayonets, on display at the International Exhibition of 1862 as proof of Birminghams specialism in weapon and armaments manufacture. Date: 1862

Background imagePistols Collection: Two Regency gentlemen about to fight a duel with pistols

Two Regency gentlemen about to fight a duel with pistols. One expecting the magistrates and Bow Street officers to appear. More Miseries

Background imagePistols Collection: A group of writers dining at the house of a rich citizen

A group of writers dining at the house of a rich citizen
A group of writers drinking punch and dining at the house of a rich citizen. Fabricious Description of the Poets. Handcoloured copperplate engraving designed

Background imagePistols Collection: Captain Newcome is shaved roughly on the Equator in

Captain Newcome is shaved roughly on the Equator in
Captain Newcome is shaved roughly before being dunked in a tub of bilge water on the Equator. A sailor dressed as Neptune holds a trident and sits on a throne on a gun carriage

Background imagePistols Collection: Irish gentlemen fighting a duel with pistols, Dublin, 1821

Irish gentlemen fighting a duel with pistols, Dublin, 1821
Irish gentleman Brian Boru and Naval officer Tarpaulin fighting a duel with pistols, Dublin, 1821. Seconds and members of the Duelling Society of Dublin attending

Background imagePistols Collection: America - Samuel Prescott Taken By The British

America - Samuel Prescott Taken By The British
Samuel Prescott Is Captured By The British During The American War of Independence 1777

Background imagePistols Collection: J Munsch - The Duel

J Munsch - The Duel. 18th century

Background imagePistols Collection: Duel with Pistols

Duel with Pistols
A duel with pistols, at surprisingly close quarters - no wonder one of the protagonists has succeeded in hitting his opponent ! Date: circa 1820

Background imagePistols Collection: Cowgirl with Pistols - Murrays Cabaret Club costume desig

Cowgirl with Pistols - Murrays Cabaret Club costume desig
Cowgirl with Pistols - Original costume design for one of the performers at Murrays Cabaret Club, 16-18 Beak Street, Soho, London

Background imagePistols Collection: A Picture of Jean Batten with a Hand-Gun

A Picture of Jean Batten with a Hand-Gun Date: 1930s

Background imagePistols Collection: Automatic pistol, magazine & revolver

Automatic pistol, magazine & revolver
Diagram of the automatic pistol with its magazine, and revolver with its clip-loader. Both revolers and automatic pistols were supplied to the various branches of the Army and to the Navy. Date: 1915

Background imagePistols Collection: Anne Bonny, female pirate

Anne Bonny, female pirate
Anne Bonny, also known as Bonney (c.1700-1782), famous female buccaneer, pictured in a ships cabin pointing her pistol at two unsuspecting sailors in their bunks below deck. Date: c.1725

Background imagePistols Collection: Christmas card in the shape of a gun

Christmas card in the shape of a gun. Date: circa 1890s

Background imagePistols Collection: Advertisement, C G Bonehill, Birmingham

Advertisement, C G Bonehill, Birmingham
Advertisement, C G Bonehill, Belmont Row, Birmingham, Guns and Rifles. 1890s

Background imagePistols Collection: Ned Kelly

Ned Kelly
The Australian bushranger, Ned Kelly. 1878

Background imagePistols Collection: The Australian bushranger, Frank Gardiner

The Australian bushranger, Frank Gardiner arrested at Apis Creek, Queensland. 1863

Background imagePistols Collection: Christmas card in the shape of a gun

Christmas card in the shape of a gun (1 of 2). Date: circa 1890s

Background imagePistols Collection: Jean Bart depicted in action

Jean Bart depicted in action
JEAN BART (1650 - 1702) French naval commander, with pistols in his belt, giving orders. Date: circa 1680

Background imagePistols Collection: Hopefuls off to the Californian gold fields with

Hopefuls off to the Californian gold fields with their belongings and equipment loaded on their horses and carrying pistols and rifle. From L Illustration Paris 18 June 1853. Engraving

Background imagePistols Collection: Deceiving the enemy

Deceiving the enemy
While the majority of their colleagues retreat to a line of trenches further back, some British soldiers remain in the front trench to convince the Germans that the trench is still fully occupied

Background imagePistols Collection: Two weapons automatic rifle & Germans automatic pistol 1917

Two weapons automatic rifle & Germans automatic pistol 1917
The comparison of the automatic rifle and Germans automatic pistol shown here in this diagram. The length of the automatic rifle

Background imagePistols Collection: Man Attacking Another Man

Man Attacking Another Man
In this picture a 17th century man holding a rifle or a musket is attacking an older man holding a pistol by grabbing his beard

Background imagePistols Collection: Christmas card in the shape of a gun

Christmas card in the shape of a gun (2 of 2). Date: circa 1890s

Background imagePistols Collection: Three Kurdish chiefs talking

Three Kurdish chiefs talking
A group of three Kurdish chiefs talking. One of them holds a spear, another has a sword and two pistols at his side. 1818

Background imagePistols Collection: Jerusalem - Palestinian men and boys

Jerusalem - Palestinian men and boys - labelled here as being from Trans-Jordania Date: circa 1930s

Background imagePistols Collection: Mameluke soldier

Mameluke soldier
A Mamaluke Soldier. A mameluke wearing a red turban and carrying a curved sword with pistols and knives tucked into his waistband. 1803

Background imagePistols Collection: Loading Mechanism Parts

Loading Mechanism Parts
Components of the loading mechanisms of 18th century rifles & pistols. Date: Circa 1760

Background imagePistols Collection: Pistols & Rifles 18th C

Pistols & Rifles 18th C
Rifles & pistols from the 18th century : details of loading mechanisms. Date: Circa 1760

Background imagePistols Collection: Smith & Wesson Revolver

Smith & Wesson Revolver
Smith & Wesson.38 calibre revolver Date: 1925

Background imagePistols Collection: Cowboy holding up a bartender in a bar

Cowboy holding up a bartender in a bar
Who is the bravest, the one with the gun or the one without. Cowboy holding up a bartender in a bar

Background imagePistols Collection: Georgian soldiers

Georgian soldiers
Georgian Soldiers

Background imagePistols Collection: The combatants cut and slashed with savage fury

The combatants cut and slashed with savage fury. Illustration from Jack Ballisters Fortunes by Howard Pyle, first published by The Century Company 1894

Background imagePistols Collection: Albania - Muslims from Shkoder

Albania - Muslims from Shkoder
Two Muslim soldiers from Shkoder, both pro-Ottoman - a Macedonian (left) and an Albanian (right)

Background imagePistols Collection: Baron Munchausen

Baron Munchausen
Mr Simmons in the role of a Harlequin Baron Muchausen

Background imagePistols Collection: Samuel Colt / Iln

Samuel Colt / Iln
SAMUEL COLT Designer and manufacturer of revolving pistols, one of which he is holding



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