Bedford, Eureka, Champion  

 

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Bedford, Eureka, Champion

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Bedford (boxed)

 

Made when Augustus Bedford operated alone, around 1875. With thanks to Bruce for this pic.

Note that the box instructions are in English and German.

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Eureka

 

With thanks to Bruce for this pic.

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Eureka (boxed)

 

With thanks to Bruce for this pic.

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Eureka postcard

 

With thanks to Bruce for this scan.

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13th December 2017 17:42  

Champion

 

With thanks to John A for this pic of two Champions, one black Japanned and one nickel with rosewood grips.

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With thanks to Bruce for these pics. With a 'Eureka' pistol. The advertisement for the pistols was on the bottom of an 1870s/1880s paper ammunition box.

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With thanks to Sean Campbell, imaging manager of the Buffalo Bill Centre of the West in Cody, Wyoming, for permission to post these pics of a gun held in the Cody Firearms Museum. The blurb accompanying this gun follows.

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Accession Number: 1993.8.67 Date : c. 1940 Dimensions: L: 14.5 in, H: 4.75 in Credit Line: Gift of Thomas K. Hutchinson Inscription: top of barrel: PAT "AP" APR1171. ENG JULY 3 75. MAY 25,75 Synopsis: firearm- pistol- airgun- Iver Johnson (Martin Bye) USA- wood- brass- steel- top of barrel: PAT "AP" APR1171. ENG JULY 3 75. MAY 25,75- Champion- .22

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Cased Eureka

 

With thanks to Sean Campbell, imaging manager of the Buffalo Bill Centre of the West in Cody, Wyoming, for permission to post these pics of a gun held in the Cody Firearms Museum. The blurb accompanying this gun follows.

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Eureka (final version)

 

With thanks to Sean Campbell, imaging manager of the Buffalo Bill Centre of the West in Cody, Wyoming, for permission to post these pics of a gun held in the Cody Firearms Museum. The blurb accompanying this gun follows.

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Accession Number: 1993.8.68 Date : 1880 Dimensions: L: 14 in, Barrel length: 8.5 in, H: 4.25 in Credit Line: Gift of Thomas K. Hutchinson Remarks: Separate acting plunger below barrel; Pope patent. Inscription: right side of barrel: PAT JAN 18, JULY 18 "78 PAT. IN ENG. Synopsis: firearm- pistol- airgun- Bedford and Walker, Quackenbush, USA- steel- right side of barrel: PAT JAN 18, JULY 18 "78 PAT. IN ENG.- .22- Separate acting plunger below barrel; Pope patent.


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13th December 2017 17:47  

Bedford (& Walker) pistols (David Swan collection)

 

With thanks to Rod Meek of Anderson & Garland Auctioneers (www.andersonandgarland.com) for permission to post these pics of pistols auctioned in 2015.

Pics preceded by auction blurb:

"A Bedford 'Eureka'' .215cal. air pistol, no. 94 circa 1876, fitted plunger cocking action, with brass barrel attached to steel body and grip, 14in. overall length. Hammer price: £140 A Bedford & Walker .215cal. air pistol, circa 1880, with plunger cocking mechanism, black painted cast iron grip, 13 3/4in. overall length. Hammer price: £120"

 

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A Bedford & Walker .215cal. air pistol, circa 1880, with plunger cock-in mechanism, nickel plated cast iron body, 13 3/4in. overall length. Hammer price: £120

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A Bedford & Walker pattern .215 cal. air pistol, in full chromed metal with pump pressure action and hinged barrel, 15in. overall length. Hammer price £160

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Bedford's Eureka

 

Looks like this pistol has been sleeved for some reason - maybe a split cylinder?

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