This site is dedicated to antique pistols and no charges apply.
It is not about making money, it is about preserving history.
You can list related items for sale or ask to trade.
Advertise for antique pistols or parts wanted.
Do not let history be lost, if you have antique pistol parts, put them into the community as they may have a value to somebody... including you.
May be that part which is collecting dust, can complete a set and bevaluable to somebody.
This site is a secure go between buyers and sellers.
Your address, contact, location, privacy and security are all protected and all enquiries will be forwarded directly to you where after you establish bona fides, you choose the time to communicate directly with the other party.
antiquepistols.com.au is not profit site dedicated to pre 1899 firearms, specifically percussion pistols.
The period from the early 1800s to the late 1900s was the Age of Percussion manufacture and design.
Flintlock was gone and cartridges were yet to be invented.
A time of chivalry where owning a set of percussion pistols was a necessary accessory to every gentleman.
Muffs were also in fashion and ladies did not just use these to keep their hands warm, often they contained a pair of muff pistols.
Duelling was not uncommon, although most pairs of cased pistols seen today and described as dulling pistols are actually target pistols which were used in taverns as an indoor sport.
Many cased sets of these target pistols, often called duelling pistols have adjustable trigger pressure and adjustable sights.
Quality and craftsmanship of pistol making reached it's peak in the 1800s resulting in beautiful engraving to lock, stock and barrels.
Gold and silver inlay was common.
The use of carved exotic woods such as ebony, burr walnut and rosewood with the most intricate growth patterns that can no longer be found today was the trade mark on a quality gunsmith.
The pistols from this time, in many cases are works of art, never to be made again.
It was an age where most workmanship was done by family gunsmiths and the deign and quality was the pride and signature of their work.
On www.antiquepistols.com.au collectors and enthusiasts can browse, buy sell or advertise for antique pistols or parts.
The site is designed to give you privacy and security in that you can advertise an antique pistol and keep your address and contact private until you are confident the purchaser is genuine.
They email us, we forward their email to you, and you answer to them direct, or via this site as you fell comfortable.
Many collectors have the odd part from an antique firearm.
A powder flask, ball mould, empty pistol case etc...
Do not let these get lost from history.
Take a photo and we will post it for you, as that odd part may be the missing part to make a pistol or set of pistols original, genuine and valuable.
We do not sell, or hold stock of any antique pistols.
This site is a reference site only and all sales or exchanges are between a buyer and the seller.
Different laws apply in different Australian States and it is the responsibility of both the buyer and seller that any transaction between each party complies with current State laws.